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James Britton “Jim/Brit” Berry, Rev.
Dec 30, 1867 - Apr 3, 1928

LEADING METHODIST MINISTER IS BURIED DAWSON THURSDAY

DAWSON, April 5,--(Spl.)—Rev. Jim Brit Berry, aged 60 years, pioneer Methodist minister, died at his home in Fort Worth Tuesday and funeral services were held here Thursday afternoon at 3:30 with interment in the Dawson cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Matthews of Fort Worth and Rev. T. C. Story, pastor of the Methodist church at Dawson

Rev. Mr. Berry held pastorates in Navarro county in the early days and was also presiding elder in this district as well as other districts in Texas. He was one of the leading ministers in his day and was well known throughout the state.

He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.

In addition to his pastorates and serving as presiding elder, Rev. Mr. Berry was prominently connected with other work in the Methodist church. He was at one time treasurer of the Christian education movement sponsored by the Methodist church.

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Margaret Caroline (Ellis) Keeton
Apr 17, 1848 - Oct 28, 1928

AGED WOMAN WAS BURIED SUNDAY IN DAWSON CEMETERY

DAWSON, Nov. 2.—Mrs. M. C. (Grandma) Keeton, aged 80 years, died at the home of her son, R. Keeton, at Hubbard last Sunday morning, following a short illness and the funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church here with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

She was born in Alabama.

Surviving are three children, W. W. Keeton, Dawson; R. Keeton, Hubbard, and Mrs. J. L. Taylor, Dawson; one half-brother, E. V. Ellis, Dalhart; two half-sisters, Mrs. Jane Pierson, Waco; Mrs. Ollie Patterson, Port Arthur; seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, November 2, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Keeton married Dec. 21, 1865; d/o James Cason Ellis, Sr. & Elizabeth “Eady” (Burleson) Ellis

John F. Freeland
May 18, 1876 - Dec 4, 1928

DAWSON MAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS BURIED WEDNESDAY

DAWSON, Dec. 7.—J. F. Freeland, aged 52 years, died at his home here Tuesday morning following an illness of several months and the funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Dawson cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. O. A. Colley of Fort Worth, assisted by Rev. B. T. Tyree of Hillsboro. He had resided in this section all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, two daughters and numerous other relatives.

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Logan P. Wood
Jun 30, 1855 - Dec 7, 1928

DAWSON MAN DIED HOME OF SON HERE FRIDAY MORNING

L. P. Wood, aged 74 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of the Dawson community for the last 24 years , died at the home of his son, J. H. Wood, 710 North Fourteenth street, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, J. H. Wood, Corsicana; D. H. Wood, Dawson; B. H. Wood, Dawson; O. B. Wood, Tyrency, Ark.; five daughters, Mrs. Estella Moore, Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Emma Owsley, Mount Pleasant; Mrs. Sarah Ard, Lindon; Mrs. Esta Scruggs, Emmett; Mrs. Annie Lou Sikes, Dawson; a number of grandchildren, and one brother P. P Wood, Mount Pleasant.

The C. B. Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral.

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Ralph Dean Bell
May 10, 1928 - May 11, 1928

Infant Dies Here Friday Morning

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Bell, Jr., 1705 North Twenty-Third street, died at 7:30 o’clock Friday morning and the remains will be interred in the Dawson cemetery Saturday morning.

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Addie Zelma (Peay) Swink  
Sep 8, 1898 - Apr 11, 1928

IN MEMORY OF MRS. EDDIE SWINK.

On April 11th at 6 o’clock the death angel visited the home of Eddie Swink and took his loving wife Addie to live with Jesus.

Mrs. Swink was a lovable friend, always had a smile for every one, and there was never a day or night too bad to wait on the sick of our community. She will be breatly missed by her many friends, but most of all she will be missed by her dear husband and children to whom she was so devoted, but God knows best. To the dear ones we can only say: Look to Jesus from whence cometh all our strength and he will comfort you in this hour of sadness. She was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery. Bro Helms of the Christian church conducted the funeral service. Her grave was covered with beautiful flowers showing the esteem and respect in which she was held by all her relatives and many friends.

Addie dear, God has called you,
To a home on high,
Where no pain or sorrow
Ever shall come night.

There to live with Jesus,
In that blessed land of love,
And some day we’ll meet you
In that home above.

Written by her neighbor and friend.

MRS. JOE YOUNG.

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Harvey “Harve” Sinclair
Nov 15, 1858 - Nov 16, 1928

NATIVE TEXAS, 70, DIED EARLY FRIDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Harve Sinclair, aged 70 years, native Texan, and resident of the Dawson community for the past forty years, died at the Navarro county hospital Friday morning at 12:30 o’clock following an illness of three weeks, and the funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Dawson with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. L. O. McCullough, Purdon; Mrs. Maude McCullough, Mertens, Maxey Sinclair, Corsicana and Mrs. Annie Price; and twenty-five grandchildren.

Mr. Sinclair was a member of the First Baptist church of Navarro Mills.

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Madison D. Evans
Jun 25, 1860 - Dec 12, 1928

Former Resident Dawson Dies Waco

DAWSON, Dec. 15.—M. D. Evans formerly a resident of Dawson community, died in Waco Wednesday night following a lingering illness and the remains were brought to Dawson where funeral services and interment were held Friday afternoon.

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Rebecca Belle (Mount) Sims-Evans
Apr 29, 1865 - Jun 1, 1928

DAWSON RESIDENT BURIED SUNDAY IN LOCAL CEMETERY

DAWSON, June 9.—Mrs. M. D. Evans, aged 63 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Mcculloch last Friday evening and the remains were interred Sunday afternoon in the Dawson cemetery. She had been ill several months. Mrs. Evans was born in the Dawson community.

Surviving are five children; Mrs. J. L. McCulloch, Dawson; Gray Sims, Dawson; Thad Sims, Fort Worth; Mrs. Luella Evans, Houston; Mrs. Earl Sawyer, Waco; three brothers, J. F. Mount, Port Arthur; W. T. Mount, Henrietta; W. F. Mount, Bellevue and a number of grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 9, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Franklin Thad Sims married Dec. 19, 1886 2nd husband Madison D. Evans married Jul. 10, 1902; d/o William Thomas Mount & Martha (Cook) Mount

James Frederick Sims
Apr 15, 1854 - Jun 7, 1928

PIONEER RESIDENT DAWSON DIED THERE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

DAWSON, June 7.—(Spl.)—J. F. (Uncle Fred) Sims, age 74, died at his home here Wednesday night at 12 o’clock and funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 and will be conducted by Rev. L. D. Grafton, Presbyterian minister of Electra and Rev. T. G. Story, Methodist minister of this city. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery and the Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Sims is survived by his wife, one son, Clyde Sims, Dawson; five daughters, Mrs. Gussie Walker, Miss Freddie Sims, Mrs. C. M. Lawrence, Mrs. M. A. Lancaster, all of Dawson and Mrs. Floy Price, Coleman.

He was one of the pioneer settlers in this community and numbered his friends by those who knew him. He was active in affairs that he thought was for the betterment of the community.

He was a retired farmer.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 7, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lue Ann “Lou” (Crews) Sims married Nov. 12, 1876 s/o Augusta Charles “Gus” Sims & Evalina “Eva” (Morgan) Sims

Lue Ann “Lou” (Crews) Sims
Jun 25, 1857 - Jul 18, 1945

MRS. J. F. SIMS PIONEER RESIDENT OF DAWSON, DIES

Mrs. J. F. Sims, age 88 years, pioneer Dawson resident, died at her home Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church in Dawson, Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, Rev. Ross Smith, pastor of the church; Rev. Max Neal, Rev. E. O. Hearn and Rev. Fred Walker, a grandson of the deceased.

Mrs. Sims was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in Dawson most of her live.

Surviving are a son, Clyde Sims, Dawson; five daughters, Mrs. W. B. Chauncey, Wichita Falls; Miss Freddie Sims, Mrs. W. A. Lancaster and Mrs. C. M. Lowrimore, all of Dawson, and Mrs. Floyd Price, Coleman, and a number of other relatives. Wolf and Dobson Funeral Home directed.

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Palmer Steward
Jul 1929 - Oct 12, 1929

Little Child Died Saturday; Be Buried Sometime Sunday

Palmer Stewart, 4 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stewart, 803 East Second avenue, died Saturday morning and the funeral will be held sometime Sunday.

The funeral will be in charge of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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George Jenkins
abt 1869 - Nov 19, 1929

Body of An Aged Man Buried Here

The body of George Jenkins, aged about 60, who died in the county hospital Tuesday, was taken to the county farm late Wednesday where interment was made.

The ill man was brought to the county hospital about a week ago from Richland. No relatives are known.

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Marcus Garcia
abt 1869 - Sep 5, 1929

Funeral Services For Marcus Garcia

Marcus Garcia, 60, of Corbet, died at the Navarro County Hospital Saturday night at 10 o’clock. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon.

The body was prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Dora A. (Monts) West
Oct 29, 1855 - Nov 18, 1930

Maurice Keathley of Corsicana was here Tuesday to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. West.

FROST

FROST, Nov. 20.—(Spl)-- Maurice Keathley of Corsicana was here Tuesday to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. West.

Mrs. Cora Moore was called to Purdon Saturday on account of the illness and death of her sister, Mrs. West.

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Curtis Herman Muesse
Nov 15, 1937 - Feb 18, 2015

Curtis H. Muesse, age 77, of Stone Mountain, Ga., died Wednesday, February 18, 2015. He was born in Frost, Tx. to the late Louis Paul and Mary Sonnenberg Muesse. Curtis was a member of Glen Haven Baptist Church, where he was also a deacon for many years. He was an avid sports fan and gardener. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Lynn Muesse.

Curtis is survived by his daughters, Patricia Muesse, Atlanta, Ga. and Paula (Jeff) Twilley, Douglasville, Ga.; grandchildren, Kevin Dingman, Kyle Dingman, Payton Twilley and Cheyenne Twilley; and sister, Bernice Valentine, Lancaster, Tx.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Stan Berrong officiating.

Interment Frost Cemetery, Hillsboro, Tx. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the Glen Haven Baptist Church Building Fund, 345 East Lake Road, McDonough, Ga. 30252. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Notes:

  • From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Frost HS grad 1956
  • h/o Julia Lynn “Judy” (Williams) Muesse s/o Louis Paul Muesse and Mary Freda (Sonneberg) Muesse (obit says buried in Frost cemetery, Hillsboro, Tx. but is Frost, Tx.)
  • Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX

Margaret Joan (Long) Carrington
Aug. 15, 1930 - Sep. 21, 2016

Joan Long Carrington, residing in Coppell, Tx. (formerly of Bryan, Tx.) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 21, due to congestive heart failure.

Margaret Joan Long was born to Ernest Elvis and Kathleen Louise (Black) Long on Aug. 15, 1930 near Milford, Tx. Joan was the eldest of seven children and was raised in Frost, Tx. After graduating from Frost High School, Joan attended Navarro College where she met J. B. Carrington in Chemistry class. J. B. and Joan were married on June 10, 1949 in the chapel of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, Tx. They moved to Nacogdoches, where their eldest child, Brenda Gail, was born and J. B. obtained his master’s degree. After moving to Diboll for 3 years, while J. B. coached at Diboll High School, they then moved to Bryan, Tx. Joan continued to be the strength behind the man as J. B. served in many capacities at Allen Military Academy and Blinn College with Joan by his side. Son, Kenneth, and daughter, Kristi were born in Bryan, Tx. The family attended First United Methodist Church in Bryan, where Joan was a member of the Neighborly Class. Joan was a graceful mother who loved and nurtured many friends, children and young cadets (her “wonderful boys) throughout her lifetime. She will be remembered for her grace, care and devotion to her family, friends and faith. As a former Allen Military Academy cade stated “your mother was stability, grace, a love and caring person who assumed her many roles with dignity and pride.:

Joan was preceded in death by her husband (J.B.), parents (Ernest and Kathleen). Brother, (Bobby Maurice Long), nieces (Debbie Long Kelsey and Donna Long Jenni8ngs) and nephews, (Lance Burkhart and Stacy Long).

Joan Long Carrington is survived by her children; Brenda and Keith Smith of Elgin, Ken and Judy Carrington of Frisco, and Kristi Carrington Palmer of Coppell; Grandchildren; Matthew and Onalee Barnes, Holly Barnes Covert, Clay Carrington, Amanda Carrington and Blake Palmer; Great-grandchildren; Ethan, Abigail, Madison, Chasxe, Kirstin, Jake, Evan and Emilee; Brothers and sisters; Vance Long, Karen and Clifford Williams, Jenice and Willie Olsen, Linda and John Goodman, Nancy and Fred Grant and Patsy Long; former cadets of Allen Military Academy and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan was a loving wife, mother, “Grandy”, friend and Christian. In lieu of flowers, please honor her memory by contributing to the Carrington-Brownlee Alumni Center and Museum at Allen Academy: attn.: Patrick Baker, 3201 Boonville Rd., Bryan, Tx. 77802, or the Blinn College, J. B. Carrington Endowed Scholarship, 902 College Ave., Brenham, Tx. 77833.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caring and compassionate medical professionals on the Telemetry floor at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Tx.

Visitation and Services will be held at Hillier Funeral Home, 2301 East 29th Street, Bryan, Tx. 77802. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, from 2-4 p.m. Services begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, with burial following at Bryan City Cemetery. A reception will be held at Hillier following burial.

Notes:

  • From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1947 Frost HS grad
  • w/o J. B. Carrington married June 10, 1949; d/o Ernest Elvis Long and Kathleen Louise (Black) Long [buried at Frost Cemetery]

Martha Ann Terry
Jun 30, 1930 - Jul 11, 1930

RALEIGH

RALEIGH, July 31.—(Spl.)—The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Terry and took from them their baby girl. She was laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery.

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LaVera (Schulte) Hampel
June 17 1930 - July 19, 2017

LaVera Hampel was born June 17, 1930, to Henry and Martha Schulte in the community of Waldo near Crawford. She passed away July 19, 2017, in Corsicana. She married Raymond Hampel, Jr. Aug. 19, 1948, in McGregor.
LaVera, Raymond and daughter, Linda, moved to Corsicana in 1960 when Raymond became the manager of Navarro County Electric Co-Op Inc., and their son, Scott, was born five years later. She worked in banking in Corsicana for approximately 40 years. She was a friend and loan officer to many in Navarro County. After retirement, she continued to work for many service organizations including Kiwanis Club and Food for Fitness and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She loved being a member of the Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary and working in the gift shop at the hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and parents, Henry and Martha Schulte. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Smith and husband Bill; her son, Scott Hampel and wife Rhetta; grandchildren Gwen McCluney and husband Mike, Bryan Smith and wife Andrea, Jacob Wasinger and wife Heather, and Dalton Wasinger; great grandchildren, Elise and Grant Gray, Lauren, Walker and Ava Smith, and Dalton McCluney all of Corsicana. She is also survived by her sisters Helene Westerfeld and husband Ray, Margaret Gohlke and husband Ira, of Crawford and brother Henry Schulte and wife Frances of Boerne. She is also survived by many extended family members, nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Brookdale Senior Living Center, Kindred at Home Health and Kindred Hospice for the loving and wonderful care they gave her.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Bluitt officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Westerfeld, Dale Westerfeld, Terry Westerfeld, Greg Westerfeld, James Gohike, Gary Gohlke.

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  • w/o Raymond Hampel, Jr.; d/o Henry Schulte & Martha (Fehler) Schulte
  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • The Corsicana Daily Sunn - Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Paul E. Turner
July 20, 1940 - July 16, 2017

Paul E. Turner of Corsicana and formerly of Dallas passed away at home Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the age of 76. He was born July 20, 1940 in Helena, Arkansas to Guy Lee Turner, Sr. and Florence Ezell Moss Turner. He was a member of the Barry Masonic Lodge. He loved his Austrian Shepard, Jake and enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, golf and restoring Chevrolet classic cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Guy Lee Turner Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Turner; children, Randall Paul Turner and Carrie Lynn Parmer and husband Patrick; one sister, Gloria Dean O'Brian; sister-in-law, Linda Wright and husband David and three grandchildren, Cayden Patrick Parmer, Kendall Rae Parmer and Karsyn Riley Parmer
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with visitation prior to the service. Honorary Pallbearers will be Randall Turner, Mike Crocker, Patrick Parmer, Buddy O'Brian, Cayden Parmer and David Wright.

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Charlie Norman Boyd
Mar 10, 1921 - July 16, 2017

Charlie Boyd of Blooming Grove passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born March 10, 1921 in Blooming Grove to William Isaac Boyd and Littie Melissa Pullin Boyd. He worked for Dallas Street Car, Candy Company and also worked for Dearborn Heaters. He retired from the Dallas Fire Department in 1973 after serving for 21 years. Charlie was the first shift at Station 36 when it opened. He enjoyed fishing, making pecan pies to give away and mowing his yard.
He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Boyd in 2001; parents and siblings, William Earl (Doodle) Boyd, Victor Boyd, Bob Boyd, Wylie Boyd, Sadie Jones, Ethel (Cute) Boyd, Lila Morse and son Sydney Joel Glossup
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Thompson and son Ronald Glossup; brother, Elmer (Sonny) Boyd and sister, Julia Bibby. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and numerous extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
A Masonic service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Chaplain Denny Burris of the Dallas Fire Department officiating.
Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Thompson, Vance Thompson, Ryan Glossup, Jake Glossup, Nathen Poindexter and Randy Glossup.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Peggy Jean (Thomas) McCulloch
Jan 4, 1933 - Jul 18, 2017

Peggy McCulloch of Silver City Community passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Waco at the age of 84. She was born Jan. 4, 1933 in Navarro County to Grady Lee and Carrie Farmer Thomas. Peggy married Billy Joe McCulloch Nov. 22, 1948 in Navarro County.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, sister Betty Lambert and grandson Matt Alan Weaver.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Joe McCulloch; her daughters, Carolyn Weaver and significant other Perry Swain of Wills Point, Brenda Jones and husband James (Bubba) of Blooming Grove; four grandchildren, Scott McGraw and wife Tammy of Blooming Grove, Misty McGraw of Wills Point, Davelyn Casbeer and husband Monty of Corsicana, John Michael Weaver and wife Brandy of Wills Point; four great grandchildren, Austen McGraw and wife Misty, Dalton McGraw, Carley Casbeer, Colby Mosely and one great-great grandchild, Conner Dean McGraw. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Cashion.
Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Zoer Victoria (Medford) Matthews
Jan 24, 1880 - Jul 16, 1960

Mrs. Matthews Dies Saturday

Mrs. John Matthews, 80, native of Erath county, resident of Pursley for 78 years, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel but the time had not been set early Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Ward cemetery. The rites will be conducted by J. C. Thompson, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband of Pursley, a son, Aubrey Matthews, Pursley; a grandson, Arvine Matthews, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mary Evelyn Matthews, Pursley; four brothers, Jim Medford, Dallas, Willie Medford, Whitesboro; Isom Medford, Sherman, and Ira Medford, Los Angeles; a sister, Miss Thelma Matthews, Whitesboro, and other relatives.

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Mrs. Matthews Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. John Matthews, 80, of Pursley, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by J. C. Thompson, Church of Christ minister. Interment was in the Ward cemetery.

A native of Erath county, Mrs. Matthews had resided in the Pursley community since childhood.

Surviving are her husband, Pursley; a son, Aubrey Matthews, Pursley; a grandson, Arvine Matthews, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Miss Mary Evelyn Matthews, Pursley; four brothers, Jim Medford, Dallas; Willie Medford, Whitesboro; Isom Medford, Sherman, and Ira Medford, Los Angeles; a sister, Miss Thelma Matthews, Whitesboro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leroy Tidwell, John Mahoney, Wallace Pryor, D. C. Ganze, Lee Hardin, Haskell Bennett, M. E. Murray and E. F. Stewart.

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John Matthews
Jul 20, 1875 - Jul 4, 1961

Retired Farmer Dies Tuesday

John Matthews, 85, retired farmer, Pursley community, died in the Navarro Clinic late Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Ward cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Henry E. Redden, Church of Christ minister.

Matthews was a life-long resident of the Pursley community and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was born Jul. 28, 1875.

Surviving are a son, Aubrey Matthews, Pursley; a sister, Mrs. John Glaab, Wichita Falls; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Scoggins, Elmer Adams, Porter Tidwell, Lee Roy Tidwell, Wallace Pryor, Charles Copeland, Max Ganze, and W. E. Gathright.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 5, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Zoer Victoria (Medford) Matthews married Jul. 11, 1900; s/o Ezekiel “Zeke” Matthews & Ann (Claghorn) Matthews

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John Matthews Rites Thursday

Funeral services for John Matthews, 85, life-long Pursley resident, retired farmer, were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. He died in the Navarro Clinic late Tuesday afternoon.

The rites were conducted by Henry E. Redden., Church of Christ minister. Burial was in the Ward cemetery. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Aubrey Matthews, Pursley; a sister, Mrs. John Glaab, Wichita Falls; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edwin Scoggins, Elmer Adams, Porter Tidwell, Lee Roy Tidwell, Wallace Pryor, Charles Copeland, Max Ganze, and W. E. Gathright.

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Gloria Ann Sanders
abt 1961 - June 6, 2017

Gloria Ann Sanders, 56, of Corsicana passed away June 6, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Lifeline Fellowship Church located at 5301 W. Hwy 31.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jerline Alexander
abt 1928 - June 20, 2017

Jerline Alexander of Corsicana, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Twilight Home. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, June 24,2017 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 S. 15th Street, with Pastor Alvin E. Smith as Messenger. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Betty Jean (Nash) Madkins
abt 1943 - June 17, 2017

Betty Jean Nash Madkins, 74 of Ft.Worth, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church located at 409 N. Third Street with Pastor Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Sue (Shell) Emerson
Nov 14, 1932 - Mar 21, 2017
 

Mary Sue Emerson was born Nov. 14, 1932 in Corsicana and passed away in Richardson Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, Rufus D. and Hazel Shell of Corsicana as well as her husband, Clyde D. Emerson.
Mary Sue is survived by her sister, Rene Mitchell of Dallas; her children, Stephen Williams (Bernadette), Lynn Williams and Lisa Williams Kraus (Phil;) grandchildren Joan Williams, Ashley Kraus Ratzlaff (Jamie) and Andrew Kraus as well as great grandchild, Logan Ratzlaff.
She was married to Roy Lynn Williams and after they divorced, she married Clyde D. Emerson until his death in 2000.
Whether driving the tractor at the Winkler farm, attending plays in and around Dallas or hosting holiday dinners, Mary Sue most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.
Interment will follow immediately thereafter at Oakwood Cemetery.

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William Augusta Milligan
Feb 17, 1928 - Mar 28, 2017

William A. Milligan, 89 of Kemp passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was born February 17, 1928 in Neches, Texas to William A. Milligan and Clara Pate Milligan.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Sue Milligan. He is survived by his two sons, Mike Milligan of Kemp and Gary Milligan and wife Tammy of Corsicana; sister and brothers, Sandra Kay Carlton of Waco, Ray Milligan of Waco, Joe Bill Milligan of Corsicana and Fred Milligan of Fruitvale, Texas. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Irene Vera (Horvath) Perkins-Ross
Nov 25, 1930 - Apr 12, 2017

Irene Vera Ross went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the age of 86. She was a descendent of the Nagy and Horvath families who immigrated through Ellis Island in the early 1900's. Irene grew up with her large family on their farms in Navarro County. Her Hungarian ancestors are featured on the cover of "The Hungarian Texans" written by James Patrick McGuire with the UT Institute of Texan Cultures.
Irene graduated with honors from Corsicana High School and shortly thereafter married World War II veteran and rancher, Carl (Ed) Perkins from Corbet. They operated a successful cattle ranch near Marshall for many years, where they raised their three children, Sally, Patsy, and Michael.
She later remarried and moved to Longview where she was an active member of Longview Church of Christ. She was an avid reader and loved to garden, cook, sew, fish, babysit her grandchildren and take care of the farm.
She was preceded in death by her beloved second husband, Melvin Ross. After his death, Irene returned to Corsicana to be near her brothers and sister. In Corsicana, she enjoyed participating in the Senior Activity Center, the Corsicana YMCA, the Red Hat Society, and Westhill Church of Christ.
Irene is survived by her daughter, Patsy Arden; her son, Michael Perkins and his wife Billie; grandchildren Robby Arden and his wife Jessica and Lela Smith and husband Mickey; great grandchildren, Wyatt Arden, Jesse Arden, Rhianna Swain, and Allison Smith; brothers Johnny Horvath and wife Charlene, Ernest Horvath and wife Mary, and Sam Horvath and wife Peggy along with many nephews, nieces, and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter Sally Skinner, her brother Emery Horvath, and her sisters Sarah Morris, Catherine Horvath, and Ida Horvath.
The family appreciates the kindness and thoughtfulness of the staff and doctors at Hand-in-Hand Hospice, Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, Navarro Regional Hospital, and the Corsicana Fire Department/EMS, as well as the prayers and visits from Pastors Gary Johnson and Tim Cooke.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Leroy Radar Funeral Home located at 1617 Judson Road in Longview. Interment will follow at Rosewood Park. The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

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Robert Lyn Conger
Oct 16, 1971 - Apr 13, 2017

Robert Lyn Conger, 45, passed away at home Thursday, April 13, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with ALS. He was born in McKinney and was a graduate of West Mesquite High School. He served his country in Desert Storm and the Iraq War.
Robert was a patriot, a soldier, a faithful Christian, and most of all, a loving husband to Melanie and father to Andrew, Charlie and Dulce. He was a member of Victory Assembly of God. As a Marine, his unit was among the first to enter Kuwait City during Desert Storm. He then was selected for Marine embassy duty and served as a guard for US Embassies in Guinea, Iceland, and Malta. After nine years, he chose civilian life and he and Mel raised a family. Once again, he heard the call to serve his country. He joined the Army and served a tour of duty in Iraq. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with ALS. He fought this battle in the same way he tackled everything in life. We salute him and thank him for his courage and bravery; remember him for being the biggest Cowboys, Longhorns and Mavericks fan ever; and we thank him for always saying, "I love you."
He is survived by his wife of nearly 22 years, Melanie Jo Blevins Conger; sons, Andrew and Charlie Conger, and daughter, Dulce Conger; parents, Richard Lee, Sr., and Susie Conger; brother, Richard Lee Conger, Jr., and his wife, Mary; sister, Rustie Inman and her husband Christopher and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Victory Assembly of God in Hinesville. Remembrances may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America (www.PVA.org) or ALS Foundation for Life (www.alsfoundation.org).

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Joyce Evelyn (Parker) Hagle
Sep 29, 1923 - Apr 14, 2017
 

Joyce Evelyn Parker Hagle, 93, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born in 1923 in Corsicana. She is the daughter of Lucille Kent Parker and Lonnie Parker. Joyce attended high school in Corsicana where after graduation she married her longtime childhood sweetheart, Col. (Ret) Carl M. Hagle. Joyce and Carl were married for over 67 years. Joyce was a dedicated Air Force Officer's wife, mother of four children, avid golfer, loved to entertain, play bridge and held her pilot's license. She was an avid and huge San Antonio Spurs fan and did not miss a game no matter how late it was on and usually was on the phone with friends telling them how they were doing. Her friends describe her as joyful, spirited, fierce, highly independent and faithful. She was a member of Coker United Methodist Church for over 50 years and was involved with Coker's Sharing and Caring Group. Joyce was involved with the golf unit with her husband in the Alzafar Shrine in San Antonio and "8" some Golf Group for over 50 years.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Roy Leeds; brother, James Parker; her son, Lt. Col. (Ret) Donald H. Hagle and her soul mate, Carl.
She is survived by her sons, Roy David Hagle, Michael K. Hagle and wife Mary Clarke Hagle; daughter, Holly D Hagle; daughter-in-law, Lynette Hagle; grandchildren, Kerri and her husband Dane Bear, Kasey and her husband T.J. Williams and Senior Airman Geoffrey Hagle; their mother, Merri Hagle; and the delight of her life, her great grandchildren, Averi and Gavin Bear and Tristan Williams. She is also survived by her devoted and protective companion, Susie, who was always by her side.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Porter Loring North Chapel with pastor David Blanco officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Donald Hagle Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Grapeland Methodist Church, PO Box 457, Grapeland, Texas 75844; and Canyon Lake Animal Shelter, 2170 Old Sattler Road, Startzville, TX 78133.

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Sharon LaNelle (Keeling) Crow
Sep 6, 1936 - Apr 17, 2017
 

Sharon LaNelle (Keeling) Crow, 80, of Wortham, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at a Mexia hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1936 in Overton to C.L. and Evie (McGaugh) Keeling. She was a former longtime resident of Corsicana where she taught in public schools. Sharon had lived in Wortham for the past 17 years where she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed fishing and hunting and generally spending time outdoors with her husband, Bill.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, C.A. Keeling, a granddaughter, Sarabeth Jarrell and a great-granddaughter, Avery Grace Arrington.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Bill Crow of Wortham; five children, Donny Jarrell and wife, Gina of Eastland, Leta Jo Goolsby of Fairfield, Randy Jarrell and wife, Bettina of Wortham, LaNelle Freeman and husband, Scott of Lavon and Kenneth L. Blacklidge Jr. of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three step-children, Kim Blair and husband, Kenny of Itasca, Billy R. Crow Jr. of Itasca and Tracy Wilson and husband, Joe of Mexia; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Leigh, Joanna, Randi, Marion, Paul Jr., Juliann, John, Dustin and Joe; 18 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Josh and Brittnay and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. before the services Thursday at the church. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at First United Methodist Church of Wortham with Rev. Chris Rowe officiating. Interment will follow in Wortham Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Jarrell, Paul Goolsby Jr., Dustin Freeman, Joe Freeman, Greg Crow and David Crow.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Wanda (Tackett) Dawson
Apr 4, 1944 - Apr 17, 2017
 

Wanda Dawson, 73, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 in Dallas.
She was born April 4, 1944 to Cleve and Beulah Tackett of Mexia. She was a homemaker, an avid animal lover, and enjoyed gardening. She was known for her kind, generous heart.
The last 25 years she worked with her husband every summer on their place "Happy Ours Farm." She found great joy in all the people that came to the orchard throughout the years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a much-loved son-in-law Johnny Chapman and much-loved nephew, Lynnie Long.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Jimmy Dawson; daughter Tammy Chapman; grandson Justin Chapman and wife Christy; granddaughter Holly Galbreath and husband Tiger; her much-loved great-grandchildren Avery and Rhen Chapman; sisters and brother, June and Columbus Long, Candy Hardin and husband Red, Teri Hill and Rick Tackett. She is also survived by numerous other family and friends.
At her request a graveside service will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Samuel Calvin Green, Jr.
Feb 8, 1879 - Feb 1, 1928

Retreat Man Died Wednesday Night

Sam Green, aged 48 years, died at his home in the Retreat community Wednesday night and the funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Hamilton cemetery where burial was made.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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Stella Lea Graham
Jun. 4, 1920 - Mar. 20, 1928

Little Child Died Tuesday Morning

Stella Lee, 6- year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Graham, died at the family home on West Thirteenth avenue Tuesday morning at 7:30 and funeral services were conducted at the home at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon by Capt. and Mrs. G. W. Thomas of the Salvation Army. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

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Raymond David Followwell
Oct 28, 1921 - Sep 19, 1928

Child Dies Suddenly En Route to Doctor

Raymond David Followwell, aged 6, died suddenly early Wednesday morning while en route to a physician’s office. The remains will be interred in Hamilton Cemetery, Thursday.

The boy had been troubled with a throat infection for several days and had been under the care of a physician. The trouble became worse Wednesday morning and the boy died as he reached the physician’s office.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Followwell of the Brown’s Valley community.

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Joseph Milburn Allen
Oct. 15, 1858 - Jun 24, 1928

OBITUARY.

Joseph Milburn Allen, passed away at his home near Angus, Texas, June 24, 1928 and was laid to rest in Grape Creek cemetery. The deceased was born in Cook county, Tennessee 69 years ago, coming to Texas in the early days of his youth. He had been a resident of Navarro county since 1898.

Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Forrest Allen of Nashville, Tenn., a sister, Mrs. Sarah McNabb of New Post, Tenn., two brothers, George a Allen of McKinney, Texas, William A. Allen of Gracemont, Okla., and a host of friends by whom he will be greatly missed.

Uncle Joe, as he was known to so many of his friends and relatives, will be remembered for his happy, cheerful disposition. He would always greet every one with a smile and a pleasant word; he was a faithful member of the Christian church and was ready and willing to meet his Master when he said, come. It is indeed hard to give up this dear one, but we know he is at rest, that he has found everlasting joy and peace in that home prepared for those who love and serve the Lord.

We would ask his heart-broken wife to read the comforting words of scripture found in John 1:1-2 and 18, and not grieve for her loved one for God in his goodness seen fit to call him to a better home than this world could give.

A dear one from us has gone;
Our home is not the same.
Our hearts are burdened with grief today
While silently we breathe his name.

The name of that one we held so dear,
Who has answered the summons to go;
And, oh, how we miss him everywhere,
Our true, loyal friends, dear Uncle Joe.

We are wont to question God’s holy will,
And the wisdom of his way;
We find it hard to understand
Just why God took him away.

But we do know his paths are peace,
Tho often sad, they lead to rest.
Some day more clearly we’ll understand
He does all things well and for the best.

God so loved his children here below,
That a precious price he gave,
So Jesus came and died for us,
And won a victory over death and the grave.

Oh blessed thought that Jesus came
And bore the cross to Calvary’s hill,
And shed his blood our souls to save,
If we obey and do his will.

‘Tis hard to bid a last good-bye,
To one who’s love has brightened our way.
We must be courageous, hopeful and glad,
For we shall meet him again some day.

We should not grieve for this dear one,
Who has heard and answered the Master’s word,
Well done my good and faithful one,
Enter thou into the joys of the Lord.

Written by his devoted niece,
Mrs. Chas. A. Reinheimer,
2210 Buchanan Street
Amarillo, Texas

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Otho Singleton Grace
Dec. 12, 1881 - Apr. 7, 1930

NAVARRO COUNTY NATIVE DIED IN HOUSTON MONDAY

The body of O. S. Grace, aged 48 years, native of Navarro county, who died suddenly in Houston about 9:30 o’clock Monday morning while at work for the Texas Construction Company, arrived in Corsicana early Wednesday morning and the body was taken to Eureka where the funeral services were held and interment made. The funeral was conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka. Deceased had lived in Corsicana and Navarro county practically all of his life, and had been in Houston only about eight months.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Singleton Grace and B. J. Grace, both of Houston; two daughters Mrs. Ruby Keller, Corsicana, and Miss Murle Grace, Houston; two sisters, four brothers and other relatives.

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INFANT DAUGHTER McCaslin
B&D Oct. 30, 1930

Infant Was Buried At Eureka Friday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mills Caslin died Thursday at noon and the funeral services were held at Eureka Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Eureka cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Billy Carroll Dozier
June 16, 1945 - July 21, 2017

Billy Carroll Dozier, 72, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He was born June 16, 1945 in Corsicana to R.T. and Lula Mae Jolly Dozier.
He retired from Brown and Root Construction with over 30 years of service. After retirement he worked for Watkins Construction and for his son Billy Ray Dozier of Dozier's construction. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and a sister.
Billy is survived by his son, Billy Ray Dozier and wife Becky of Corsicana; daughters, LaWanda Reece and Gwenna Farmer and husband Shane of Corsicana; grandsons, Christopher Dozier of Pearland, Kevin Dozier and Landon Reece of Corsicana; granddaughters, Kristen Dozier of Navarro Mills, Shawnda Morelock, Shariee Taylor, and Olivia Farmer of Corsicana; great grandsons, Bryson Derden, Braydon Derden, Keegan Dozier, Conner Dozier, and Ace Aguado of Corsicana; sisters, Earlene, Kathy, Carolyn, Crystal, and Christene; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Bradley Boyte and Mr. Preston Dozier officiating.

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Arlin Benjamin Hutson
Aug 3, 1894 - Aug 28, 1975

 
Funeral for A.B. Hutson, a Corsicana resident for more than 42 years, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Hutson, 81, died today in Memorial Hospital. A native of Mississippi, he was a retired salesman for McNess Products and a charter member and deacon of Memorial Baptist Church.
Hutson is survived by his wife, Clora Mae; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry Griffin of Forney, Mrs. Lonnie Davis of Corsicana; five granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Wilson of Corsicana, Mrs. Ray Paul of Beaumont; five brothers, C.C. Hutson and B.W. Hutson, both of Corsicana; B.B. Hutson of San Antonio; E.E. Hutson of Mildred; D.W. Hutson of Brownsboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 28, 1975
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept, Corsicana Library
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Clora Mae (Vaughn) Hutson

Charles Winston Allen
Sep 8, 1940 - Dec 26, 1975

Funeral services for Charles Winston Allen, were held at Capps Chapel at 2 p.m. Dec 29. Bro. donald Pruitt and Bro. Dewey Morgan officiated for the services. Interment followed the services at St. Elmo Cemetery.
Mr. Allen was born in Winkler Sept 8, 1940, and died in Houston Dec 26.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann Allen of Houston, two daughters, Beverly Ann and Kimberly of Houston; four stepdaughters, Mike, Debbie, Jody and Tony, also of Houston; three sisters, Pat Wood of Fairfield, Wanda Hughes of Teague and Elaine Skrabanek of Dallas; three brothers, Byron Allen of St. Louis, Mo., Frank Allen of Irving and Sammy Allen of Highlands.
Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. Corsicana Library
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Margaret Ann (Springer) Allen; s/o William Bruce Allen & Louella (Bennett) Allen

Joseph Stephan Daniel, III
Jan 26, 1927 - Dec 9, 1928

Little Child Died Early Hour Sunday Burial in Hamilton

Joseph S. Daniel, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Daniel, Jr., aged 10 months and 12 days, died at 1:30 o’clock Sunday morning and the funeral services were conducted from the family residence, 410 S. 13th street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Griffith.

Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

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J. T. McEntire
Mar. 12, 1874 - Oct. 31, 1928

Farmer Passed Away Early Wednesday at Home Near Corsicana

J. T. McEntire, aged 54 years, farmer, died at the family home, five miles south of Corsicana, Wednesday morning at 5:30 o’clock and the funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

He was a native of Oklahoma.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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IN MEMORY OF J. T. McINTYRE

On October 30, 1928, God sent his death angel down from heaven to the home of Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre, and took from them their dear dad and husband. It was so hard to give him up but God saw best to call him home out of his suffering. He leaves a heart-broken wife and six lonesome children, for it won’t seem like home any more since dear dad took his heavenly flight.

Oh, how sad is home without dear daddy. Tis hard, so hard to give him up and oh, it seems we can not.

May God of all the mercy, wisdom and love watch over you, and
Oh how hard to give you up, comfort you in your sad and lonely hour, is my prayer,
Oh, dear dad, how we miss thee,
Oh, how hard to give you up,
But angels came down for you
And removed you from our happy flock.

“Tis hard, so hard, to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart,
“tis hard, oh so hard to speak the words
We must forever part.

Dear dad, oh how we miss thee from our home,
To us earth has lost its look of gladness
Heaven seems to us more bright
Since you took your happy homeward flight,
And dear dad we long to cross that river
There to see and know and love you
With the Savior forever,

Dear dad, I never knew what it would mean,
To look upon thy vacant chair
To look with a sad broken heart
But never see you sitting there.

Farewell, dear dad, but not forever
There will be a glorious dawn
We shall meet to part, no never,
On the sweet resurrection morn.

Tho thy dear from lies sleeping
In the cold and silent tomb,
Thou shall have a glorious waking
When the blessed Lord doth come.

May God give his loved one divine grave that they may submit to the will of Him who doeth all things well and may the heavenly father temper their strength to hear it and may the soothing influence of time heal and soften their sorrow until it becomes a sweet, sad memory, lifting their thoughts from the toils and cares of this life and pointing them heavenward.

--Written by a Friend.

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Rufus James Johnson
Feb 25, 1855 - Feb 1928

NATIVE TEXAN DIED SATURDAY MORNING WEST OF CORSICANA

R. J. Johnson, aged 72 years, native Texan, died at the home of his son-in-law, G. H. Biddy, west of Corsicana on the Cowhead road, Saturday morning at 9 o’clock and the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. Johnson has resided here four years, coming to Corsicana from Bell county.

Surviving are two children, J. H. Johnson, Dallas, and Mrs. Louise Biddy, Corsicana.

The services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Pallbearers were C. G. Davidson, Jack Henry, I. J. Buckalew, Will Thompson, Wm. Croft and Arthur Wareing.

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Addie Georgia Lorena (Johnson) Biddy
Feb 27, 1900 - Jun 9, 1970

Biddy Funeral Set Wednesday

Mrs. Lorena Biddy, 70, died Tuesday morning in Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. O. R. Camp with interment in Hamilton cemeteryy.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. D. E. Gowan of Odessa, Mrs. Cecil Kirk, of El Cajon Calif., Mrs. T. L. Rogers of Corsicana; one son, Vincent Biddy of Catula, Ga., 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be Gene McLaine, Robert McCutchan, George Gowan, Joe Gowan, Charles Gowan and Wayne Biddy.

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Rebecca Jane (Funderburk) Voss
Aug 20, 1838 - Jun 24, 1928

Aged Woman Dies At Petty’s Chapel

Mrs. R. J. Voss, aged 89 years, 10 months and 4 days, died at her home in Petty’s Chapel at 7:30 o’clock Sunday night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. She was born in Springfield, Illinois, August 20, 1838.

Surviving are her husband and other relatives.

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John William “Will” Peacock
Mar 1879 - Nov 11, 1928

DIES IN AUSTIN; BURIAL TUESDAY NEAR CORSICANA

Will Peacock, aged 35 years, died in Austin Sunday morning at 3:15 o’clock and the body arrived on the early morning train Tuesday. The funeral services were conducted at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Surviving are his mother, one brother and other relatives.

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Will Peacock Buried Hamilton cemetery.

Will Peacock, 53 years old, died at Austin, Sunday morning at 3:15 o’clock, November 11, 1928. His remains were laid to rest at the Hamilton cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Peacock has been at the State Hospital in Austin for the past ten years, and had been ill with pneumonia for four weeks.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. M. B. Peacock and six children, all living here but one girl, who lives at Augusta, his mother, Mrs. S. E. Peacock, and three brothers and one sister, G. H. Peacock, K. B. Peacock, E. A. Peacock and Miss M. E. Peacock, all of Corsicana.

--Contributed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, November 15, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o May Belle (Click) Peacock buried in Weches cemetery, Houston County, Texas; s/o Isaac Monroe Peacock & Susan Ellen (Boykin) Peacock

Daniel Jefferson White
Aug. 27, 1849 - Jul. 23, 1928

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY MONDAY NIGHT

D. J. White, aged 76 years, resident of Corsicana, for 20 years, died at 2006 West Fourteenth avenue Monday night at 7 o’clock following an illness of three weeks. The funeral services were conducted from the residence of Roy Moncrief, 1046 South Seventeenth street Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Horace White, Oklahoma; Henry White, Oklahoma; Clyde White and Buster White, both of Wewoke; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Moncrief, Mrs. Fannie Gray, Mrs. Eva Gray and Mrs. Lucille McDougald, all of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY MONDAY NIGHT

D. J. White, aged 78 years, resident of Corsicana for 20 years, died at 2006 West Fourteenth avenue Monday night at 7 o’clock following an illness of three weeks. The funeral services were conducted from the residence of Roy Moncrief, 1046 South Seventeenth street Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Horace White, Oklahoma; Henry White, Oklahoma; Clyde White and Buster White, both of Wewoka; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Moncrief, Mrs. Fannie Gray, Mrs. Eva Gray and Mrs. Lucille McDougald, all of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, July 27, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Alva Lee "Alvie" Freeze
Mar 14, 1884 - Apr 13, 1965

Hold Services A. L. Freeze

Funeral services for A. L. Freeze, 80, of 720 West Tenth avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Shady Grove Baptist church near Union High south of Dawson.

Rev. Wylie Smith conducted the services. Burial was in the Board Tree cemetery. Freeze is a member of the Shady Grove church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, L. B. Freeze, Dallas; O. L. Freeze, Hobbs N.M., and L. O. Freeze, Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. A. Matthews, Pursley; two brothers, Toby Freeze, Woodbury, Tenn. and O. A. Freeze, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Goins, Woodbury, Tenn. and Mrs. W. P. Vickery, Bishop; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louis Tanner, J. A. Davis, L. C. Warren, Thomas Dyer, Gene Dyer, Bobby Lane, W. C. Gunn, Jr. and A. H. Murry.

Griffin directed.

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Wilson Elbert Hutson
Aug 7, 1868 - Jan 10, 1942

WILSON E. HUTSON DIED ON SATURDAY; BURIAL ON SUNDAY
Funeral services for Wilson E. Hutson, 73, who died at his home at Navarro Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon from the Mildred Baptist church conducted by the Revs. Theo, Vaughn and Howard J. Ford. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana.
The deceased was born in Mississippi but had lived in Navarro county more than twenty years. He is survived by his widow; six sons, C. C. of Oklahoma, A. B. of Corsicana, B. B. of Grandview, E. E. of Navarro, Bill and D. W. of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Wilson of Angus, and Mrs. Ray Paul of Tyler; two brothers, W. A. of Mississippi, and Silas of Louisiana; one sister, Mrs. Bert Kennedy of Mississippi and fourteen grandchildren
Arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Sarah Ellender (Gaughf) Hutson
Aug 8, 1874 - Feb 18, 1953

Mrs. W. E. Hutson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Hutson, 78, affectiontely known as "Granny" Hutson were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church. She died at the home of a son, Bill Hutson, 609 West Fourth avenue, Wednesday morning following a two months illness.

The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, Baptist minister of Huntsville, formerly of Navarro county, and Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Hutson and her late husband came to Navarro county from Mississippi about 30 years ago and resided in the Mildred, Roane and Navarro communities. She was an active member of the Mildred Patist church.

Surviving are six sons, C. C. Hutson, Wilson, Okla.; B. B. Hutson, San Antonio; D. W. Hutson,, Waco; E. E. Hutson, Navarro; A. B. Hutson and Bill Hutson, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Wilson, Angus and Mrs. Ray Paul Beaumont, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. M. Martin, V. H. Scrimshire, J. C. Cammack, R. E. Bush, Floyd Thompson, Floyd Yarber, E. D. Fortson and A. C. Kent.

Corley directed.

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Lillian Ruth (Graves) Crane
Sep 17, 1891 - Jan 9, 1942

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. RUTH CRANE WHO DIED ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Crane, aged 50 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, The rites were conducted by Rev. M. W. Burgess, assisted by Rev. L. P. Darham of the Church of the Nazarine.

Surviving are her husband, W. E. Crane, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. O. E. Barker, Corsicana three grandchildren; mother, Mrs. A. F. Beckham, Palestine, and two brothers, Frank C. Graves and Fowler Beckham, both of Palestine. Pallbearers were Bruce Wade, Oscar Chambers, George Wade, and Albert Landers, all nephews; J. T. Franklin, Emmett Bennett, Laban Newcomb and Benny Heathcote.

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Elmer Prince
May 5, 1886 - Feb 18, 1953

Elmer Prince Dies Wednesday
Elmer L. Prince, 66, Route 3, Corsicana died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday night of a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister.
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, Jester Prince, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dubart Prince, Orange; Newton, Ernest E. and Roosevelt Robert Prince, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Anderson, Corsicana; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Ernest Prince, Corsicana; Jasper Prince, Shreveport, La., and Dexter Prince, Victoria; four sisters, Mrs. T. H. Benton, Houston; Mmes. E. R. Pease, J. H. Pitts and June Clark, all of Corsicana and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be J.D. Ingham, Earl Ingham, A. C. Cox, Loyd Cox, Preston Garner and R. W. George, Jr.

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Ann Eliza "Annie" (Lawrence) Savage
Dec 23, 1853 - Jan 11, 1942

MRS. ANNIE E. SAVAGE NATIVE TEXAN, DIED HERE ON SUNDAY
LONG-TIME RESIDENT HILL AND NAVARRO COUNTIES BURIED ON MONDAY
Mrs. Annie E. Savage, aged 88 years, native of Robertson county and long-time resident of Navarro and Hill counties, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. B. Waddell, 1911 West Fourth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Savage became critically ill Thursday, but had been in declining health for the past three years.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Hubbard Methodist church with burial in the Lawrence family cemetery on the Lawrence homestead in the McCandless community four miles morthwest of Dawson. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hubert Smith, Hillsboro; Rev. T. L. Crenshaw, Hubbard, and Dr. P. E. Riley, Corsicana, all Methodist pastors.
Pallbearers were Joe Keitt, Bob Slater, Jim Mecklin, Len Batton, Tom Kay, Fate Wright, Thad Jones and J. R. HIght.
Mrs. Savage was born Dec. 23, 1853, the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Maca O. McCandless Lawrence, and granddaughter of the late David McCandless, pioneer Navarro county resident who patented the David McCandless survey in 1856. She was the widow of the late George W. Savage, owner of the Savage ranch near Malone, Hill county, who died about 40 years ago. Mrs. M. O. Lawrence mother of Mrs. Savage died in 1925 at the age of 93 years.
Surviving are six sons, Carl Savage, Chico; Lawrence Savage, Malone; Joe Savage, California; Macca Savage, New Mexico; Frank and Henry Savage, both of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Waddell, Corsicana; two brothers, George W. Lawrence, Dawson and Jim Lawrence, Harlingen; a sister, Mrs. J. M. Sowell, Dawson and 30 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and other relatives.
David McCandless came to Texas in 1835 with the Robertson colony, and built the first house on the site where Cameron, Texas is located. He was appointed associate land commissioner of the Texas Republic in 1837 by President Sam Houston, and moved to what is now the McCandless community northwest of Dawson in 1856, where Mrs. Savage was reared.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Eric Wayne McGill
Sep 1, 1967 - Jul 27, 2017

 
Eric McGill of Frost passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Waco at the age of 49.
Visitation with the McGill family will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at Frost Cemetery in the Pavilion with Scott Montgomery officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 29, 2017
Submitted by Karen Rost

Eric McGill of Frost, Texas passed away in Waco, Texas on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 49. He was born on September 1, 1967 in Fort Worth, Texas to James Edward McGill and Doris Blair McGill. Eric loved anything involved being outdoors, whether it was hunting and fishing or working on engines and vehicles. He married Terry Fowler McGill on April, 19, 1997 in Hurst, Texas. Eric was a Master Electrician owning and operating McGill Electric for a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his father James McGill. Eric is survived by his wife of 20 years Terry McGill of Frost. His mother Doris Blair McGill of Hurst. Sons; Colton Wayne McGill and Dalton James McGill of Frost and an "adopted son" Ryan Worley all of Frost. Siblings; Calvin McGill, Teresa McGill, Christine McGill and David McGill all of Hurst. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and extended family members and friends.

Visitation with the McGill family will be Sunday afternoon from 3 - 5pm at Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside services will be Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:00am at Frost Cemetery in the Pavilion with Scott Montgomery officiating.

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  • h/o Terry (Fowler) McGill; s/o James Edward McGill & Doris Sue (Blair) McGill

John Alfred Frazier
Dec 18, 1869 - Jan 29, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED AT PICKETT
Funeral services for J. A. Frazier, age 63 years, who died at the home of his brother, E. C. Frazier, at Pickett at 8:30 Friday morning will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. O. Gunter.
Mr. Frazier was born in Louisiana but had lived in Navarro county almost all of his life.
Surviving are his wife, six sons, William Frazier, Angus; Leslie Frazier, Gladewater; Alfred, Troy, Thomas and Weldon Frazier, Purdon; four daughters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Humphreys, Angus; Mrs. J. N. McGee, Corsicana, and Misses Corene and Lorene Frazier, Pursley.
Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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Sherry Gay (Moore) Baggett
Jan 18, 1960 - July 23, 2017

 
Sherry Moore Baggett, 57, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at her home in Corsicana. She was a devoted wife, mother, nana, sister, daughter and friend.

Sherry enjoyed crocheting and cooking for her family. She loved caring for her grandson Wesley and was excited about her new relationship with her granddaughter, Ambrea. Sherry was strong in her faith and passionate about her love for the Lord and her family.
Sherry was born Jan. 18, 1960 in Corsicana to father Charles W. Moore and mother Joyce Hollingsworth Moore. She graduated from Blooming Grove High School and attended Navarro College in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother.

Sherry is survived by her husband Mark Baggett; son Joshua Baggett of Beeville; daughter Jessica Farmer and Andy Dotson of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Howard Seely of Corsicana; grandson Wesley Baggett of Corsicana and granddaughter Ambrea Gibbs of Beeville; aunt Brenda Evans of Corsicana; aunt and uncle Linda and Roland Southard of Avalon and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sherry requested to be cremated and her ashes will be spread by her family.

Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton funeral home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Grady Cashion and Chris Seely officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jack Doyle Barnes
Aug 31, 1932 - July 23, 2017

Jack D. Barnes, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Commerce.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating.
Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston.

 

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Jack D. Barnes, 84, passed away on July 23, 2017 in Commerce, Texas. He was born on August 31, 1932 in Monticello, Arkansas to Robie Clyde and Mellie Ann (Vick) Barnes.

Jack attended Monticello High School where he played football and was a male cheerleader. Jack claimed “he would rather hang out with the girls, than the players” and “the cheerleaders would wind him up and he would dance on the sidelines.” After High School, Jack felt the need to serve his country. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was deployed to Korea. He served as a radio man, sharp shooter and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. Jack grew up with a strong Christian background and felt the call to preach God’s word. He served as Lead Pastor at a Baptist church in Wilmer, TX. Jack also worked as a builder, installer and serviced coin-operated car washes. He went into business for himself as an entrepreneur creating Advanced Carwash systems and later JB Carwash, Inc. Jack served as an Associate Pastor at Webb Chapel Baptist and Highland Baptist in North Texas. Jack also preached weddings, funerals and served at nursing and retirement homes. Jack found the love of his life Doris Childs-Barnes and they lived very happily together, they had a passion for dancing and spending time with each other. Jack and Doris had a large extended family .

He is survived by his sons, Walter Barnes and wife Janeatha of Commerce, TX, Joe Barnes of Carrollton, TX, John Barnes of Warren, OH, James Haines and wife Terry of Warren, OH, and Steve Barnes and wife Tammy of Frisco, TX; daughters, Barbie Barnes Meeks and husband Lee of Deering, MO, Wanda Barnes Luttrel and husband Bruce of Blytheville, AR, Belinda Barnes Metz of Steele, MO, and Marlene Childs Gegenheimer of Corsicana, TX. He also survived by 44 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Childs-Barnes; parents, Robie Barnes and Millie Vick Barnes; and brothers, Victor Barnes, Don Barnes, and James Barnes.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 9:00AM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Danny P. Reeves. Graveside service will follow at 2:30pm at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Live webcasting for the Jack D. Barnes service will begin at 8:55AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. You can watch the service live by visiting www.corleyfuneralhome.com and clicking the provided webcasting link in the Jack D. Barnes memorial page or a recorded version is available to watch anytime after the service.
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Eugene James Alter "Shorty" Ormsby
Oct 6, 1895 - Aug 8, 1984

Eugene "Shorty" Ormsby, 88, of Commerce and formerly of Waco, died Sunday in Commerce.
Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Cryer Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lou Nash Ormsby of Commerce; a son, Jack Ormsby of Fort Wrorth; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Pratt of Mexia; a grandson, two granddaughters, a great-grandchild; and a step-son, Dr. W. T. Jack of Commerce

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Billie Jane (Jones) Reeves
Sep 30, 1935 - May 24, 2017

Billie Jane (Jones) Reeves, age 81, of Italy, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Baylor Scott &White, Waxahachie. She was born September 30, 1935 in Frost, Texas to Reuben Causey (Preacher) Jones and Minnie Bell (Haynes) Jones.
Jane graduated from Frost High School in1954, Navarro Jr. College in 1956 and attended NTSU.
She married Sidney Scott Reeves on February 22, 1958. Jane was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Italy since 1970 where she was the church organist for most of those years. She was also the church treasurer for 30 years and a member of the UMW since
1970.
She retired from First State Bank of Italy after 24 years of service.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Minnie Jones; brother, Bob Jones; sister, Rita Roberts Cannon; husband, Sidney Scott Reeves and infant son, Ty Scott Reeves. She is survived by her daughter, Shelley Jane Reeves; granddaughter, Courtney Jane Davidson and all her loving family and friends.
Visitation for family and friends will be 6 to 8 PM Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.
Funeral services will be 3PM Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with Reverend Joe Chamness
officiating.
Interment will follow at the Italy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the First United Methodist Church of Italy,
P. O. Box 200, Italy, Texas 76651
Born: September 30, 1935
Place of Birth: Frost, TX
Death: May 24, 2017
Place of Death: Waxahachie, TX

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St. Waxahachie, 75165.

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Diane (Fitzgerald) Wing
Jun 18, 1951 - Jul 24, 2017
 
Diane Fitzgerald Wing, 66, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday morning, July 24, 2017 after a lengthy battle with fibromyalgia/rheumatoid arthritis.
She was born June 18, 1951 at the old P&S Hospital in Corsicana to Aubrey and Vesta Fitzgerald.
Diane attended beauty college after graduating from Corsicana High School in 1969.
She began work in the insurance Dept. of Medical Arts Clinic in 1983 and later in their IT Department. She was employed there for 24 years and loved her co-workers as family.
In May 1969 she married Larry Whitener, and later had a son, Jason Eric Whitener.
On Oct. 6, 2002 Diane married Richard Wing in Las Vegas, Nevada. They loved each other dearly and enjoyed their life together and especially spending time with their grandson Jaron. Diane was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who loved and was loved in return. Her unconditional love for her family was evident as she lived to help her son and his wife Susan, and her only grandson, Jaron.
She loved her Sister trips and was an avid Texas Ranger and Dallas Cowboy fan. She loved her Facebook friends and we will all miss her posts of special moments with her family, her comments, encouragement and likes. Diane cared for her mom and dad thru their illnesses and passing. She has been there for her sisters, and brother and their families, her nieces, nephews, and friends to encourage, pray, or just listen. She has been a strong support for her large family and has shown them much love.
She was saved at Missionary Baptist Church, Corsicana as a young adult and is currently a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Waxahachie, Texas. She loved Jesus and her church family and spoke of them often.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents Aubrey and Vesta Fitzgerald, sister Elaine Fitzgerald and first husband Larry Whitener.
Diane is survived by her husband of 15 years Richard Wing, Son Jason Eric Whitener and wife Susan, Grandson Jaron Wesley Whitener, of Waxahachie; sisters Nell Smith and John of Corsicana, Joyce Shipp and Kenneth of Emory; Brother Aubrey (Bubba) Fitzgerald Jr and Andrea of Blooming Grove along with many nieces, nephews and host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with pastor Sam Bradley of Heritage Baptist Church in Waxahachie and Bro. Grady Cashion of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove officiating.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with pallbearers being Lewis Lemaster, Robert Anderson, Bob Vercher, Ronnie Hoeinghaus, Glenn Moore, Eldon Busenitz

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Rita Montia Cole
Feb 3, 1962 - July 18, 2017

Rita Montia Cole, 55, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Dawson with pastor Andre Cole officiating and elder J. Romeal Meadows at eulogist.
Interment to follow at Farmersville Cemetery in Dawson.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Dottie Lula (Gillen) Norwood
May 4, 1897 - Apr 21, 1928

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED BORGER SATURDAY

Mrs. C. T. Norwood died at her home in Borger Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock of pneumonia and the remains reached Corsicana Monday morning at 10:50 o’clock on the southbound H. & T. C. passenger train. The remains were taken to the Hamilton cemetery where funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister. Interment was made in Hamilton cemetery. The husband of Mrs. Norwood is in a dangerous condition with pneumonia. Prior to moving to Borger one and one-half years ago, the family resided in Corsicana.

Surviving her husband, four children, Miller, Glenn, Mary Ruth and Opal Dean Norwood; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gillen, Teague; four brothers, W. D. Gillen, Corsicana; Smith Gillen and Clarence Gillen, both of Mexia; Buster Gillen, Teague; six sisters, Misses Leona and Marjorie Gillen both of Teague; Mrs. Susie Gideon, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Emma Billingsley, Mexia; Mrs. Eugene Stanford, Mexia; Mrs. Donie Humphreys, Arizona, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were the following relations.

Wallace Pryor, J. T. Pryor, Chester Norwood, Clifton Norwood, Ewell Norwood and Preston Norwood.

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Mary Frances (Estill) Caskey
Feb 5, 1876 - Jan 26, 1928

Mrs. Mamie Caskey Died Here Thursday

Mrs. Mamie Caskey, aged 51, died at the family residence 1403 West Fifth avenue, Thursday morning about 9 o’clock after a short illness. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 10:30 Friday morning with interment in the Hamilton cemetery, with Rev. I. R. Darwood conducting the services.

She is survived by her husband, E. C. Caskey and four sons, Eugene, Price, Beauford and Walter Caskey all of Corsicana

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Ernest Leon Tackett
Aug 24, 1908 - Jul 14, 1974

L. Tackett

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Leon Tackett, 65, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Comer Baker will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana, an employe of the Highway Department and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; four sons, Johnny Tackett, Donald Tackett and Raymond Vinson all of Corsicana, and James Tackett of Arlington; a daughter, Mrs. Alma Bridges of Barry; two brothers, Harve Tackett and Vernon Tackett both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Jones and D. C. Burleson both of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 15, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWII Newspaper Clippings
  • 1st wife Beulah Mae (Keller) Tackett-Bibb married Mar. 15, 1927 buried in Oakwood cemetery 2nd wife Margaret Odessa (Lee) Tackett married Feb. 23, 1932 s/o William Thomas Tackett buried in Hamilton Beeman and Susan Luella (McManus) Tackett buried in Modrall cemetery

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L. Tackett

Funeral services were to be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Leon Tackett, 65, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Comer Baker and Rev. B. W. Johnson were to officiate, with burial to be at Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, four sons, a daughter, two sisters, 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Tommy Burkeholder, Roy Stewart, Ollie Rojas, Aubrey Smith, B. J. Burge, Leon Stough, John Summa, and C. W. Price.

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William Thomas Tackett
Mar 27, 1867 - Jun 5, 1956

Retired Painter Expires Tuesday

W. T. Tackett, 89, died at the Twilight Home Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the First Assembly of God church, and Rev. Burl Johnson.

A native of Alabama, Tackett, a retired painter, had resided in Corsicana 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. G. H. Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. Don Burleson, Grand Prairie; four sons, Leon, Harvey and Vernon Tackett, all of Corsicana, and Jack Tackett, Temple; two step-daughters, Mrs. Odis Morris and Mrs. T. P. Johnson, both of Dallas; a step-son Weston Edwards, Dallas; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy A Brown, Spence B. Taylor, Durwood Patterson, Millard Patterson, Tommy Martin and George Simpson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 6, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Susan Luella (McManus) Tackett buried in Modrall cemetery 2nd wife Birdie B. (Hensley) Banks-Edwards-Tackett married Aug. 15, 1938 assumed s/o Lancaster Tackett and Mary A. (Pennington) Tackett

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Thursday Rites For W. T. Tackett

Funeral services for W. T. Tackett, 89, retired painter, who died at the Twilight Home Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the First Assembly of God church, and Rev. Burl Johnson. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Alabama, Tackett, a retired painter, had resided in Corsicana 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. G. H. Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. Don Burleson, Grand Prairie; four sons, Leon, Harvey and Vernon Tackett, all of Corsicana, and Jack Tackett, Temple; two step-daughters, Mrs. Odis Morris and Mrs. T. P. Johnson, both of Dallas; a step-son Weston Edwards, Dallas; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy A Brown, Spence B. Taylor, Durwood Patterson, Millard Patterson, Tommy Martin and George Simpson.

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Birdie B. (Hensley) Banks-Edwards-Tackett
Oct 30, 1906 - Nov 15, 1975

Mrs. Tackett

Funeral for Mrs. Birdie B. Tackett, 69, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

A Corsicana resident for 50 years, Mrs. Tackett is survived by three sons, Roy Banks and Troy Banks, both of Farmers Branch; Robert W. Edwards of Oklahoma; by three daughters , Mrs. D. C. Burleson of Corsicana; Mrs. Fay Morris of Dallas; Mrs. Welma Johnson of Grand Prairie; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Dewey Hensley of Wilmer Hutchins and by one sister, Mrs. Paul Ewing of Sweetwater.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, November 16, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Archie Roland “Bill” Banks 2nd Ulysses G. Edwards 3rd William Thomas Tackett married August 15, 1938 d/o John H. Hensley and Rebecca (Green) Hensley

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Mrs. Tackett

Pallbearers for the Mrs. Birdie B. Tackett services held at 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel were : George Thompson, Olen Morris, Tom Johnson, James Tackett, Donald Tackett, and Clayton Bridges.

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Wyndle Earnest McGraw
Nov 26, 1933 - Nov 27, 1994

Wyndle McGraw, 61, of Blooming Grove, died Nov. 27, 1994, at Navarro Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Tommy Hood officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sherman Putman, Allen Barham, P.D. Bond, Kenneth Suddeth, James Kyle and Ray Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be BGISD School Board and faculty.

He was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Blooming Grove to Joe and Velma McGraw. He attended Blooming Grove and Paducah schools. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Texarkana, Ark. He married Velma Grant of Paducah on Feb. 6, 1954, in Roswell, N.M. After 34 years of service, he retired from the General Telephone Company. For the last nine years he was employed by the Blooming Grove ISD as Bus Maintenance director.

He is survived by his wife, Velma McGraw of Blooming Grove; three daughters, Deborah Tekell of Hubbard, Vicki Gaines of Kerens and Charlotte Harris of Corsicana; three grandchildren, Amanda Tekell, Amber Harris and Dusti Goines; two brothers, Joe McGraw and John McGraw, both of Blooming Grove; one sister, Rachel Haden of Dresden; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

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W. Henry Barton
abt 1860 - Sep 16, 1928

Aged Man Buried Sunday Afternoon

W. H. Barton, aged 68, inmate of the county farm, died at the Navarro County Hospital Saturday after a short illness. The remains were interred at the county farm.

No relatives are known to survive.

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J. J. Blevins
abt 1868 - Sep 4, 1928

FUNERAL TUESDAY

Funeral services for J. J. Blevins, aged about 60 years, who died in the Navarro county hospital at 4 o’clock Tuesday morning following a short illness, were held late Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Navarro county farm cemetery.

No known relatives survived.

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James S. Williams
Apr 13, 1859 - Dec 6, 1928

JAMES S. WILLIAMS DIED HERE THURSDAY BURIAL ON FRIDAY

James S. Williams, aged 69 years, died at the home of his son, James T. Williams, 1020 North Nineteenth street, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Mr. Williams was born in Alabama but moved to Texas when a young man. He had lived in Navarro County for many years.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the home of his son with interment in the Modrell cemetery. Mrs. Tennie Smith, pastor of the Assembly of God church, was in charge of the services. The Corsicana Funeral Parlor directed the funeral arrangements.

The deceased is survived by three sons, Le Roy, James and Robert; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Burge and Mrs. Fannie Finley; and one brother, Will Williams, all of Corsicana.

The pallbearers were Emmett Finley, Barney Galloway, Leonard Ricketts, John Ray, Lawrence Hodge, L. D. Steeley.

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Arthur Edgar Tackett
Mar 3, 1899 - Nov 15, 1939

EDGAR TACKETT BE BURIED ON FRIDAY; DIED LAST NIGHT

Edgar Tackett, aged 40 years died Wednesday night at his residence, 615 East Second Avenue. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Modrell Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and four children, Norma, Eddie Ruth, Vera Ethel, and James Arthur Tackett; four brothers, Leon Tackett, Vernon Tackett, Harvey Tackett, and Jack Tackett; one sister, Mrs. Eva Murray, and his father, W. L. Tackett, all of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, November 16, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Willie Ethel (Chapman) Tackett s/o William Thomas Tackett buried in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery & Susan Luella (McManus) Tackett

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EDGAR TACKETT WAS BURIED FRIDAY IN MODRELL CEMETERY

Funeral services for Edgar Tackett, aged 40 years, who died Wednesday night were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment was made in the Modrell Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and four children, Norma, Eddie Ruth, Vera Ethel, and James Arthur Tackett; four brothers, Leon Tackett, Vernon Tackett, Harvey Tackett, and Jack Tackett; one sister, Mrs. Eva Murray, and his father, W. L. Tackett, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. M. Sharp, Joe Babb, Ben Smith, Millard Patterson, L. D. Patterson and Melvin Wigley.

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Ernest Carlton Tackett
B&D Sep 8, 1940

Infant Buried In Modrell Cemetery Monday Morning

Funeral services for Ernest C. Tackett, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Tackett of Corsicana, were held at the Modrell Cemetery Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock. The babe died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers and grandparents, W. T. Tackett and Mrs. Cornelia Tackett.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 9, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Ernest Leon Tackett and Margarett Odessa (Lee) Tackett buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery
    grandson of William Thomas Tackett buried in Hamilton Beeman and Susan Luellen (McManus) Tackett buried in Modrell cemetery—grandson of Dottie Cordelia “Delia” (Allen) Lee-Tackett buried in Cosgrove cemetery

Susan Luella (McManus) Tackett
Oct 11, 1880 - Nov 28, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. TACKETT FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan L. Tackett, aged 55 years, who died at the family home, 317 East First avenue, Thursday morning at 1:30 o’clock, were held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in the Modrell Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

The family had resided in this section for 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, W. T. Tackett, a daughter, Mrs. Eva Murray, and five sons, Harvey, Ed, Vernon, Jack and Leon Tackett, all of Corsicana; three brothers, John McManus, Mississippi; Pink McManus, Sherman, and Green McManus, Arkansas, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Pennington, Alabama, and Mrs. Frances Pennington, Mississippi.

Pallbearers were Spence Taylor, Roy Brown, Harrison Woods, L. C. Britton, C. A. Washburn and Sam Thomas.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, November 29, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Thomas Tackett buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery d/o Thomas Greenberry McManus and Susan (Howard) McManus

Manuel Tovara
1883 - Aug 6, 1928

Mexican Died in Hospital Monday

Manuel Tovara, Mexican, who resided near Dawson, died in the Navarro county hospital Monday morning and the remains will be interred at the county farm cemetery either late Monday afternoon or sometime Tuesday.

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Lucian Levi Ray
Mar 24, 1849 - Jul 4, 1928

RETIRED FARMER DIED LOCAL HOTEL EARLY WEDNESDAY

Lucian L. Ray, aged 79 years, three months and 10 days, retired farmer, died at the Green Tree Hotel Wednesday morning at 5:30 o’clock, following an illness of one day, and the funeral services will be held at Petty’s Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, where interment will be made. Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister, of Blooming Grove will conduct the funeral services.

Mr. Ray was born in Mississippi, but had resided in Corsicana community for 50 years.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Ray, Corsicana; Joe Ray, Kaufman; one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Sawyer, Lindale; 19 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LUCIAN L. RAY HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Lucian Ray, aged 79 years, retired farmer, who died at 307 West Seventh Avenue, Wednesday morning at 5:30 o’clock following a short illness, were held at Petty’s
Chapel Thursday afternoon at three o’clock where interment was made. He was born in Mississippi but had resided in the Corsicana vicinity for half a century. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister of Blooming Grove.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Ray, Corsicana; Joe Ray, Kaufman; Mrs. Fannie Sawyer, Lindale; nineteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

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RETIRED FARMER BURIED THURSDAY AT PETTY’S CHAPEL

Funeral services for Lucian L. Ray, aged 79 years, retired farmer, were held at Petty’s Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. He died Wednesday morning at 5:30 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, Corsicana, and Rev. H. B. Carraway Baptist minister of Blooming Grove.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Ray, Corsicana; Joe Ray, Kaufman; Mrs. Fannie Sawyer, Lindale; nineteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roy Franks, Lindsey Slaughter, Leslie Ray, Willie Rascoe and Robert Cox.

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Benjamin Allen “Ben” McNeel
Apr 12, 1867 - Jan 3, 1928

MAN DIED TUESDAY NIGHT LOCAL HOTEL BURIED THURSDAY

B. A. McNeel, aged 60 years, died at the Green Tree Hotel on West Seventh avenue Tuesday night about 9 o’clock and the remains will be interred in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery sometime Thursday.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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B. A. M’NEEL BURIED AT PETTY’S CHAPEL CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for B. A. McNeel, aged 60 years, who died at the Green Tree Hotel on West Seventh avenue Tuesday night about 9 o’clock, were held at Petty’s Chapel shortly after noon Thursday. The funeral cortege left 2118 West Third avenue.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

Pallbearers were S. Borax, Foy Scarborough, Millard Lake, Mr. Cox, Vigil Reese, Mr. Rasco.

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Sarah Griffin (Rogers) McNeel
Mar 18, 1873 - Jul 24, 1962

Mrs. McNeel Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah McNeel, 89, who died in Athens Tuesday, will be conducted in the Baptist church at Petty’s Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m.

The Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church in Corsicana, will officiate and burial will be in the Petty’s chapel.

Mrs. McNeel had lived in the Petty’s Chapel area most of her life. She was a member of the Baptist church there. She was born in Meridian, Miss.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. M. E. Lake, Corsicana; Mrs. Ray Melvin, Houston; and Mrs. Foy Scarbrough, Kerens; one sister, Mrs. Rosa Hope, Denver City; 27 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bennie McNeel, Artis McNeel, James McNeel, Don Lake, Bob Boruk, Wayne Scarbrough, Reuben Tucker, Ed Howell and Willie Rascoe.

Corley’s is directing.

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Hold Services For Mrs. McNeel

Final rites for Mrs. Sarah McNeel, who died in Athens Tuesday at 89, were held in the Baptist church at Petty’s Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of Corsicana’s First Baptist church, officiating, assisted by Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church at Kerens. Burial was in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. She was a member of the Petty’s Chapel church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. M. E. Lake, Corsicana; Mrs. Ray Melvin, Houston; and Mrs. Foy Scarbrough, Kerens; one sister, Mrs. Rosa Hope, Denver City; 27 grand children and 33 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bennie McNeel, Artis McNeel, James McNeel, Don Lake, Bob Boruk, Wayne Scarbrough, Reuben Tucker, Ed Howell and Willie Rascoe.

Corley’s directed.

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Mamie (unk) Richardson-Henderson
Sep 15, 1885 - Sep 30, 1928

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED EARLY SUNDAY FUNERAL HELD UP

Mrs. Mamie Henderson, aged 43, wife of D. L. Henderson, who died Sunday morning at 7:30 o’clock. The remains will likely be interred in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of a daughter who resided in Oklahoma.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Mamie Henderson Are Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Henderson, aged 43 years, wife of D. L. Henderson, who resides on East Fifth avenue, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Petty’s Chapel where interment was made Mrs. Henderson died Sunday morning at 7:30 o’clock.

A number of relatives survive.

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George Robert Padgett
Mar 20, 1870 - Mar 8, 1928

G. M. Paggett Died Thursday Afternoon

G. M. Paggett, aged 58 years, native of Kentucky, but resident of Texas 45 years, died at his home one and a half miles east of Corsicana Thursday afternoon at 1:40 o’clock, following an illness of one month. Funeral arrangements had not been made Thursday afternoon at Press hour.

Surviving are his wife, ten children, two brothers, Craig Paggett, Marquez; Jim Paggett, Oletha; one sister, Mrs. Lola Bell, Blanket; half-sisters, Mrs. Stella Blackburn, Blanket; Mrs. Ludie May, Marquez; Mrs. Ardie Turner, Corsicana.

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Jerry Wayne Preston
Dec 2, 1936 - Mar 15, 1995

Jerry Wayne Preston, 58, of Irving, died March 15, 1995, in Irving.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Services were under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Park Baptist Church, 1714 N. Story Rd. in Irving.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial-Honor Program of the American Cancer Society, c/o Navarro unit, P.O. Box 1236, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Mr. Preston was born Dec. 2, 1936, in Childress, Texas. He was a resident of Irving for the past eight years and a member of Plymouth Park Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, graduated from the University of Texas and was a former administrator of the Memorial Hospital in Houston.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Preston of Irving; two daughters, Shelly Storm of Austin and Terry Preston of San Diego, Calif.; his son, Drake Preston of San Diego; his step-son, Mike Martinal of Abilene; his sister, Jan Risinger of Corsicana; his grandson, Todd Storm of Austin; his aunt, Ruth Solomon of Vernon, Texas; and several cousins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 17, 1995
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • US ARMY
  • h/o Linda Kay (Bennett) Preston; s/o Forest Otto Preston & Stella Hibernia (Harwell) Preston both buried in Childress Cem., Childress, Childress Co. TX

Willie Mae (Mullican) Barnebee
Dec 25, 1922 - Mar 16, 1995

Willie Barnebee, 72, of Corsicana, died March 16, 1995, in Tyler.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church, with Father Dennis Smart and Father Wayne Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit, P.O. Box 1236, Corsicana, Texas 75110; the Corsicana Friends of the Libarary, c/o the Corsicana Public Library, 100 N. 12th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110; St. John's Episcopal Church 101 N. 14th St. Corsicana, Texas 75110; or the St. John's Food Pantry, 120 N. 13th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Mrs. Barnebee was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Arp, Texas. She was formerly of Tyler. She was active in the Cancer Society, friends of the Library, Episcopal Church Women and St. John's Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the vestry choir.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jim Barnebee of Corsicana; two daughters, Jeanne Price of Spartanburg, S.C., and Jo Hanna Barnebee of Huntsville; three sons, Capt. James H. Barnebee of Anacordia, Wash., MIchael Barnebee of Naples, Fla., and Lt. Col. William Barnebee of New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Dell Hagan and Juanita Carpenter, both of Tyler; one brother, Howard Mullican of Shreveport, La.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 17, 1995
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Dr. James Hosea "Jim" Barnebee, Jr. - d/o William Ancel Mullican and Nancy (Stamps) Mullican

Vernal Stevenson
Jul 11, 1928 - Feb 7, 1995

Vernal Stevenson, 66, of Corsicana, died Feb. 7, 1995 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Bethel AME Church, Rev. William Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Mr. Stevenson was born July 11, 1928 in Emhouse, Texas. He was an employee of Hr. R. Stroube Jr. and a member of Wesley Chapel CME Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Leondre Gregg Stevenson,
He is surived by two sons, Vernie Lee Stevenson and Henry Lee Stevenson, both of Corsicana; parents Nathaniel and Annie D. Stevenson of Corsicana; three brothers, Onnis Clyde Stevenson of Corsicana; Charles Everett Stevenson of San Francisco and Wilmer Stevenson of Dallas; one sister, Lula Keeny of Corsicana; one granddaughter and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - No date
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Leondre (Gregg) Stevenson; s/o Nathaniel Stevenson & Annie Dee (Liggins) Stevenson

Helen Louise (Daniel) Yates
Jun 14, 1908 - Nov 20, 1994

Louise (Daniel) Yates, 86, formerly of Blooming Grove, died Nov. 20, 1994.
Services will be a 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Tommy Hood officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
She was born June 14, 1908, in Dresden Texas.
She is survived by her two daughters, Helen E. Warren and Earldene Patterson, both of Blooming Grove; one sister, Grace Wilson of Beaumont, Texas; one nephew, Billy Joe Reeves of Tupelo, Miss.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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Turner Lamar Swink, Jr.
Aug 18, 1862 - Jan 7, 1928

PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY FARMER DIED IN TEMPLE HOSPITAL

T. SWINK WILL BE BURIED AT PURSLEY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 2 O’CLOCK

T. Swink, age 63 years prominent farmer of the Pursley community, died Saturday morning at a sanitarium at Temple and funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Pursley cemetery.

Mr. Swink was well known in Navarro county. He was active in all enterprises for the advancement of the community and the county in which he lived. He was active in Masonic circles and especially in the Navarro County Shrine Club.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Wilmer T. Swink, of Olney, and a daughter, Mrs. George Weaver, of Pursley.

Further funeral arrangements other than the hour and place of burial, were not available Saturday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 7, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife S. Jacqueline “Jackie” (Newman) Swink married Sep. 17, 1885 2nd wife Susan Elizabeth “Bettie” ( (McLain) Burross-Swink married Oct. 6, 1892 s/o Turner Lamar Swink, Sr. and Melissa Helen (Gray) Swink

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PROMINENT FARMER AND MASON BURIED SUNDAY AT PURSLEY

T. SWINK PASSED AWAY IN SANITARIUM AT TEMPLE SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for T. Swink, age 63, who died Saturday morning in a sanitarium at Temple, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Pursley cemetery. Dawson Lodge No. 155, A. F. and A. M., had charge of the services at the grave and fifteen members of Bertrand du Guesclin Commandry, Knights Templar of Corsicana attended the funeral acting as an escort to the Dawson Lodge.

Mr. Swink was active in Masonic circles and especially in the Navarro County Shrine Club. Not only was he active in Masonic circles but he took an interest in all enterprises that were for the advancement of his community.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Wilmer T. Swink, Olney, and a daughter, Mrs. George Weaver of Pursley.

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Samuel Clemons
Jan 12, 1920 - Jan 19, 1928

CHILD DIED AT HOME IN PURSLEY COMMUNITY Thursday

Samuel Clemons, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Clemons of the Pursley community, died Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, following a lingering illness, and the remains were interred in the Pursley cemetery Friday afternoon.

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Lucy Jane (Jordan) Clemons
May 7, 1854 - Oct 2, 1932

PURSLEY

PURSLEY, Oct. 6.—Spl.)—“Grandma” Clemmons passed away Saturday night and was buried Sunday afternoon in the Pursley cemetery. Revs. Norwood and Vaughn conducted the funeral.

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Martha Jo (Coker) Burleson
Sep 7, 1933 - July 29, 2017

Martha Jo Coker Burleson

Martha Jo Coker Burleson, 83, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Dresden Cemetery.


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Michael Christopher "Chris" Wilson
Mar 30, 1970 - May 17, 2017
 
Michael Christopher "Chris" Wilson, 47, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home in Atlanta. To honor Chris, a celebration of his life will be held at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Friends and family are welcomed and encouraged to share any favorite stories or memories of Chris.

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Stacey Lanette (Allbritton) Owens
Mar 10, 1971 - Aug 10, 2017
 
Stacey Lanette Owens, age 46, or Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 10, 1971 in Corsicana to Barry Allbritton and Rhonda Gail Arnold Allbritton. Stacey loved spending time with her husband of 28 years Kenny. Stacey just wanted to be with Kenny wherever he was and to be close to their four legged children, Tia and Sam. She was a devoted housewife and daughter. She enjoyed listening to contemporary Christian music and staying inside when the weather was hot. Stacey loved her family dearly. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her uncle Grady. She is now reunited with them in Heaven. Stacey is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Kenny; her parents, Gail and Barry Allbritton; her sister, Shelly Sawyer and husband, James; her mother and father-in-law Don and Juanita Owens; her brother-in-law, Jimmy Owens and wife, Mollie; her nieces, Jacie and Brynn Owens, and cousin, Karl Urquhart and uncle, Robbie. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving family members. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chet Brake officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Reese Hines, Don Tyra, Eric Gilbert, Vince Garcia, David Murray and Jimmy Mitchell.

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Whitney Maxwell "Ham" Montgomery
Jan 13, 1927 - Aug 5, 2017
 
W. M. (Ham) Montgomery Funeral services for W. M. Montgomery, age 90, of Eureka are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Eureka United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Manney officiating. Burial will follow at the Eureka Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Mr. Montgomery passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. He was born Jan. 13, 1927, to W. C. (Buck) Montgomery and Estelle Montgomery. He attended Mildred High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in Japan. He was a 32 degree Mason and a member of the Shriners. He was a lifelong resident of Eureka. He loved socializing with his friends and dancing with his wife. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved living in Eureka and was caring and generous with his friends and neighbors. W.M. loved to raise cattle and was a rancher all of his life. He retired from Texas Utilities after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church. W.M. was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Loudine Montgomery. He is survived by two daughters, Ann Connor and husband Gary of Palestine and Donna Settle and husband Happy of Austin, three grandchildren, Whitney Napoli and husband Jason of Austin, Amy Myhand and husband Shayne of Driftwood, and Matt Connor and wife Emily of Eureka, six great-grandchildren, Travis Myhand, Cole Myhand, Grant Myhand, Troy Connor, Jett Connor and Nathan Napoli. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Matt Connor, Shayne Myhand, Jason Napoli, Travis Myhand, Jerry Don Ware and Steve Andrus.

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Billy T. McDaniel
Jun 21, 1931 - Aug 10, 2017

Billy T. McDaniel, 86, of Houston, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born on June 21, 1931 in Tipton, Oklahoma to William Dee and Clara Bessie (Mayfield) McDaniel.

Billy was a true gentleman. He was honest, kind-hearted and of good morals. He loved his wife and cared for her throughout their entire marriage, and a loving father. They enjoyed traveling together to many places, enjoyed square dancing and playing dominos and card games with many friends; Al, Francis, Bailey, Jean, Frank and Marie. He served his country honorably during the Korean War with his service in the United States Air Force. This led him to earn his pilot’s license later in life and building a collection of books about military aircraft. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. He supported his family by being in the printing industry.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Clara McDaniel; parents-in-law, Bill and Paula Blake, and daughter-in-law, Tresa McDaniel.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janett McDaniel; sons, Murray McDaniel and wife Rhonda, Larry McDaniel and wife Sharon, and Mark McDaniel; grandchildren, Chad McDaniel, Stephanie Stone and husband Grayson, Zachary Worthington, and Stacey Glaze; and great-grandchildren, Kloe Rose Stone and Lily Grace Stone.

Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00pm. with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will by Murray McDaniel, Larry McDaniel, Mark McDaniel, Chad McDaniel, Joel Blake, and Anthony (Dusty) Blake.

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Emily (Crayton) Chunn
Jul 19, 1873 - Mar 6, 1928

Mrs. A. Chunn, formerly of Richland, died in Corpus Christi March 5 and was buried in Richland Wednesday.

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Hattie Pearl McFall
Mar 3, 1924 – May 24, 1928

Funeral Services For Little Girl

Funeral services for Hattie Pearl McFall, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. of Mr. and Mrs. Marion McFall, who resided near Mexia, were held Friday afternoon with interment in the Richland cemetery.

The little child died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock following a short illness.

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Little Child Died Thursday Afternoon

Hattie Pearl McFall, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion McFall who reside in the New Hope community four miles northeast of Mexia, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock following a short illness. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Richland cemetery.

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Daniel Richard Williams
May 7, 1867 - July 13, 1928

Daniel R. Williams Be Buried Richland

Daniel R. Williams, aged 63 years, died at 2 o’clock Friday morning at 2 o’clock, and the funeral service will be held at Richland, where interment will be made Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Bounds.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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Robert Ross Davis
Oct 27, 1863 - Jul 5, 1928

LEADING NAVARRO COUNTY BANKER AND FARMER PASSES AWAY

R. R. DAVIS DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

R. R. Davis, aged 64 years, resident of Navarro county for more than 40 years, banker-farmer, and well-known in Masonic circles died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 7 o’clock following an operation for appendicitis two weeks ago, pneumonia later developing. The funeral services will be held at Richland, from his old residence, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Richland cemetery. Prior to moving to Corsicana two years ago, he has resided in Richland for 40 years.

Mr. Davis was a member of the Blue Lodge, Masonic body, at Richland and was a member of the Scottish Rite and Hella Temple Masonic organizations in Dallas. The Blue Lodge will have charge of the funeral services.

He was a stock-holder in the State National Bank, Corsicana, and prior to the sale of the First State Bank of Richland to the First National Bank of Richland several months ago, was one of the stockholders in that bank.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, H. C. Davis, Richland; J. S. Davis, Corsicana; Cliff C. Davis, Richland; B. Neal Davis, Richland; four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Knotts, Richland; Mrs. T. L. Tankersley, Corsicana; Mrs. I. M. Poole, Wink; Mrs. B. L. Kollman, Richland; one sister, Mrs. Martha V. Walker, Fort Worth; five grandchildren, and other relatives.

Mr. Davis was well-known in Navarro county, especially in the southern half.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR R. R. DAVIS

Funeral services for R. R. Davis, aged 64 years, well-known banker-farmer, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 7 o’clock following an operation for appendicitis, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Richland where interment was made. Prior to moving to Corsicana two years ago, Mr. Davis had resided in the Richland community for forty years.

He was a member of the Blue Masonic Lodge in Richland and was a member of the Scottish Rite and Hella Temple, Dallas. The Richland Blue Lodge assisted in the funeral services.

He was a stock-holder in the State National Bank of Corsicana and prior to the consolidation of the First State and First National Banks at Richland, was connected with the former.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, H. C. Davis, Richland; J. S. Davis, Corsicana; Cliff C. Davis, Richland; B. Neal Davis, Richland; four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Knotts, Richland; Mrs. T. L. Tankersley, Corsicana; Mrs. I. M. Poole, Wink; Mrs. B. L. Kollman, Richland; five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Martha V. Walker, Fort Worth.

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Arthur Richardson
Nov 15, 1898 - Jan 6, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR RICHLAND RESIDENT

Special to the Sun.
Richland, Texas, Jan. 16.—Funeral services for Arthur Richardson, aged 30 years, who died at the home of his parents late Friday evening, were conducted at his home in Richland Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment following in the Richland cemetery.

Services were conducted at the home by Rev. Morrison, pastor of the First Methodist church. Deceased is survived by his wife, two stepsons, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Richardson of Richland, four brothers, Eli and Lee of Richland, Benton of Della, Texas; Private W. R. Richardson of Key Port, Wash.; and three sisters, Lillian, Mrs. C. R. Ives, and Mrs. S. S. Pace, all of Richland.

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Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” (McCrary) Nash
Apr 19, 1878 - Mar. 27, 1928

IN MEMORIAM.

Mrs. G. W. Nash, aged 49 of the Cryer Creek community died March 27 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Head, 4326 Cole Avenue, Dallas, Texas. Ms. Nash had been in very serious health for five years, but her death occurred after five days illness of acute thyroid trouble.

Mary Elizabeth McCrary was born in Alabama April 19,1878, coming to Texas in the eighties with her parents who became pioneer settlers of Richland in Navarro county. On January 1, 1894 she was married to G. W. Nash also of a pioneer family in that section. To this union was born eight children, four daughters and four sons. Those surviving are Mrs. H. W. Brown and Mrs. J. W. Head of Dallas, Miss Imogene Nash of Barry, Texas, G. B. Nash of Dallas. Besides her children she is survived by her husband, G. W. Nash of Barry, Texas, three brothers and two sisters.

In early childhood the deceased became a member of the Missionary Baptist church and to the end her faith was a testimonial.

Interment was made in the
Richland cemetery. March 28.

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Jesse O. Abbe
Apr 6, 1901 - Jul 27, 1928

RICHLAND MAN DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Jesse Abbe, aged 26 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Abbe, who reside near Richland, died in the Navarro County Hospital Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock following a lingering illness, and the funeral services will be held at Richland Saturday morning, with interment in the
Richland cemetery. The young man had been in ill health for about a year. He was brought to the hospital several days ago. He had resided in the Richland community all of his life and was well known in that section.

Surviving are his parents, four brothers, Percy, Aubrey, Buell and Harold Abbe; one sister, Miss Donie Abbe, all of Richland community.

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Mary Alice (Hughes) Abbe
Aug 17, 1872 - Feb 21, 1959

Mrs. J. L. Abbe Rites Monday

Mrs. J. L. (Mary Alice) Abbe, 86, native Texan and long-time Richland resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p. m. from the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the
Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy G. Baggett, assisted by Rev. Charlie Donnell.

Mrs. Abbe had resided in Richland 42 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Donie Abbe, Richland; four sons, T. L. and D. K. Abbe, both of Richland; A. J. Abbe, Mt. Bellevue, and B. C. Abbe, Lebanon, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Stockard, Athens; Mrs. Hortense Caddel, Chickasha, Okla., and Mrs. C. S. Carter, Taiahice, Okla.; four brothers, Joe Hughes, Eustace; Jess Hughes, Athens; Dave Hughes, Houston, and T. D. Hughes, Durant, Okla.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Abbe was a member of the Baptist Church.

Walker Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 23, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Leonard Abbe married July 6, 1890 d/o William Moses Hughes and Carolina Savannah (Cooper) Hughes

George Plunkett Moran
Jun 14, 1911 - Sep 20, 1928

Ennis Youth is Drowned in Lake

ENNIS, Oct. 1.—(AP)—George Moran, 16, was drowned here yesterday while helping his father build a duck blind in the new city lake. The younger Moran plunged into the water with his clothing on to bring a floating barrel to the scene of operations. His father attempted to rescue him, when he saw the son go under, and barely avoiding drowning himself.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun -Monday, October 1, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o George R. Plunkett and Frances (Powell) Plunkett-Moran (Frances and George were married Sep. 11, 1910 –George died Nov. 20, 1910 –she then married L. S. Moran Jan. 20, 1916)
  • Richland cemetery

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RICHLAND

RICHLAND, Oct. 3.—(Spl)—Mrs. J. I. McCrary received the sad news Sunday afternoon that her nephew, George Plunket of Ennis had been drowned.

George Plunket who was drowned in Ennis Sunday afternoon was laid to rest in the Richland cemetery Monday among sorrowing friends. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved.

Ms. Maggie Myrak and daughter, Katie Mae Powell of Houston attended the funeral of her nephew, George Plunket here Monday.

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