Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas



Annie Gulick Beal
May 4, 1861 - Jan 17, 1934

BEAL - Corsicana, Texas, June 18 - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie G. Beal, who died Sunday afternoon were held Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the First Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Weatherford, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Sam R. Hay, Houston, and a number of other relatives. Mrs. Beal had resided in Corsicana practically all of her life.


Rebecca Bennett
Died 1931

BENNETT - Corsicana, Texas, April 2. - uneral services for Mrs. Rebecca Bennett, 74, resident of Navarro County for fifty-six years, who died at the home of her son, Allen Bennett, near Purdon, were held Thursday with burial in the Ward Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister of Navarro. Surviving are five sons, Leroy Bennett of El-dorado, Carroll Bennett of Corsicana. Allen Bennett of near Purdon, Burt Bennett of Italy, Earl Bennett of Corsicana; several grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Brannon of Teague and Mrs. Wile Brannon of near Corsicana; two brothers, Jesse Sheppard of Dallas and Jack Sheppard, formerly of Kerens.


Judith (Polk) Bennett

Army Flier's Widow To Train as Officer
CORSICANA, Texas, July 22. - Judith Polk Bennett is the first Corsicana selected for induction into the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, and will report at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 3, for a six-week officer training course.
Mrs. Bennett's husband, Lieut. George Bennett, was killed in a plane accident in California several months ago. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, and was active in athletics in high school and at the university. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. C. Polk of Corsicana.


Charles E. Haddox
Died May 1949

C. E. Haddox Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 7. - Funeral services were held Saturday for Charles E. Haddox, 64, who died in a local clinic. He had been buyer for the Southland Cotton Oil Company here for the last eleven years and was prominent in soil conservation work. Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Leon Ragle; two grandchildren, a brother, Joe H. Ragle, and a sister, Mrs. Addie Lee Hill, all of Dallas.


Judge John Spencer Callicutt
Sep 4, 1863 - May 8, 1944

Judge Callicutt Rites Tuesday At Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, May 8 (AP). Funeral services will be held here Tuesday for Judge John S. Callicutt, 78, who died Monday after a long illness. Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave.

He is survived by his wife, a son, John S. Callicutt Jr., Freer; three daughters, Miss Julia Callicutt, Corsicana; Mrs. Dan B. Hanks, Palestine, and Mrs. E. T. Casler, Mulberry, Fla.
Callicutt, former district judge here, was born at Pittsburg and was educated at Southwestern University, Georgetown, and at the University of Texas.

He practiced law here thirty years and was a director in commercial and banking concerns.



Judge J. S. Callicutt, age 78years, died at his home here Monday morning, following a lingering illness.
Funeral services will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Masons in charge at the grave.
One of the leading criminal lawyers in the state, he was among the outstanding members of the Navarro County Bar Association, and one of the business leaders of the city.
Born in Pittsburg, Texas, Sept. 4, 1865, he was the son of John and Sarah Spencer Callicutt. His family later moved to Navarro county and he obtained his education in the county schools. He then attended Southwestern University at Georgetown, taking a degree there; and then entered the law
school of the University of Texas from which he graduated with the class of 1887.
Prominent Attorney.
Immediately upon graduation, he began the practice of law in Corsicana and within a short time had established an enviable reputation as an attorney. For 12 years he was a member of the firm of Callicutt & Johnson and then formed the firm of Callicutt & Upchurch. He was also a member of the firm of Callicutt & Call in the early days here.
He was known as one of the most formidable opponents in the legal world and had an extensive practice in all courts. His services were extensively sought in legal cases and in those before appellate courts. Judge Callicutt served out the unexpired term Hawkins Scarbrough as district judge of the thirteenth judicial District.
Active in Business
At one time a director in the S. A. Pace Grocery Company, he was chairman of the board of directors of the Central State Bank until it merged with the First National Bank. He was also a director in the Royall Coffee company and in the Central Texas Grocery Company, and was associated
with other firms of the city.
He was a member of the board of trustees of the State Home for years and took an active interest in the affairs of the institution.
Member Masonic Bodies.
Prominent in Masonic circles, he served as district deputy grand master for this district, was a member of Corsicana Blue Lodge and Commandery and Bella Temple Shrine, Dallas. He held numerous offices in the local Masonic bodies.
He married Miss Evie Jack, Greensboro, Ala. who survives, other survivors are a son, John S. Callicutt, Jr., Frcer; three daughter, Miss Julia Callicutt, Corsicana; Mrs. Dan B. Hanks, Palestine; Mrs. E. T. Casler, Mulberry, Fla., three grandsons, and other relatives.
Corley’s Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 8, 1944

Funeral services for Judge J. S. Callicutt, age 78 years, who died at his home here Monday morning following a long illness, were held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery and the Masons had charge of the services at the grave.
An attorney here for 57 years. He was one of the outstanding members of the Navarro County Bar Association. He was well known over the state by members of his profession and had the reputation of being one of the best known criminal lawyers in the state.
Surviving are his wife, a son and three daughters, three grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. A. Bonner, E. F. Babers. W. W. Gage, Sydney Marks. A. P. Mays, C. E. McWilliams, L. M. Morton.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


Evalina L. “Evie” (Jack) Callicutt
July 21, 1863 - Dec 15, 1952

Mrs. Callicutt
Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, 89, who died at the family home, 1244 West Fourth avenue, Monday night, were held Wednesday
at 10:30 a. m. from the First Methodist church.
The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Native of Alabama, Mrs. Callicutt had resided in Corsicana for 61 years. She had long been prominent in the First Methodist church and other circles of Corsicana.
Mrs. Callicutt was the widow of the late District Judge J. S. Callicutt, prominent attorney.
Surviving are a son, John S. Calicutt, Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Julia Callicutt, Corsicana; Mrs. D. D. Hanks, Cleveland, and Mrs. E. T. Casler, Barto, Fla.; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers Murphy Williams, Dr. L. C. Polk, John S. Murchison, Sydney Marks, Ralph Tatum, L. A. Johnson, Jr.; Jack Stroube, J. S. Simkins. Dr. W. K. Logsdon and Jamie Marr.
Corley directed.


Emory Larkin Campbell
Died Jul. 1934

CAMPBELL - Corsicana, Texas, July 5. - Funeral services for Emory Larkin Campbell, 15, newsboy, who was drowned in the Trinity River Wednesday afternoon near the old Bazette crossing, were held at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bridger; a brother, Milton Campbell; a half-brother, Jack Bridger, and two half-sisters, Mary Lee and Jean Bridger, all of Corsicana.


Felix Marvin Campbell
Died May 1947

F. M. Campbell Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, May 29. - Funeral services for Felix Marvin Campbell, 65, native of Navarro County who died in Oklahoma City, were held at Oklahoma City. Interment was in Houston. Campbell resided in the Drane community, west of Corsicana, until he moved to Houston thirteen years ago. Surviving are his wife and two sons. Thomsa and George Campbell, all of Oklahoma City; two brother, E. P. Campbell, Springlake, and J. B. Campbell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. S. H. French, Purdon, and Mrs. E. B. McDowell, Springlake, and five grandchildren.


Darrell Lenard Teal
Mar 13, 1967 - Jun 13, 2005

Darrell Lenard Teal, 38, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 13, 2005, at his residence.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Clint Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Mr. Teal was born March 13, 1967, in Fort Worth. He received his formal education in Fort Worth and ended in Lakewood, Calif.

Survivors include his mother, Joyce Watson (Jeffery Watson Sr.); father, Herbert Teal Jr. (Sheila); grandparents, Lee Shannon Jackson and Ophelia Jackson of Corsicana and Calvin Williams Jr. of Fresno, Calif.; three sisters, Blythe Minneweather and Courtney Minneweather of Houston and Shalanda Watson of Dallas; four brothers, Airman 3rd Class Jeffery Watson Jr. of Oklahoma, Matthew Watson and Deodrick Watson, both of Corsicana, and Rudolpho Teal of Seattle, Wash.; a host of aunts, Regina Gail McBride of Corsicana, Frances Smith, Cecilia Rhodes, Mary Brown, Myrtle Lee, Joan King, Paulette Duty and Caulette Clemons, all of Fort Worth; uncles, Pastor Clint Jackson (Ramona) and Patrick Jackson (Demetra), all of Corsicana, Norman Irving Teal of Fort Worth; only niece, Amari LeeDawn Ary; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.



Halley Adelle (Blake) Croft
May 19, 1910 - Jun 15, 2005

Halley Adelle Blake Croft, 95, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Croft was born May 19, 1910, in Silver City. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She served as county tax assessor from 1940 to 1946.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Croft; parents, Isaac Tillman and Nancy Margaret Ragsdale Blake; and cousin, Dan B. Cunningham.
She is survived by a niece, great-niece, great-nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Joyce Carolyn (Nobles) Wrenn-Bell
Apr 16, 1945 - Jun 11, 2005

Joyce Carolyn Bell

Joyce Carolyn Bell, 60, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 11, 2005, at her residence.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Temple AME Church, 402 E. 14th Ave., with the Rev. Cynthia Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Ms. Bell was born April 16, 1945, in Kaufman. She was a faithful member of Grace Temple AME Church where she served as a member of the choir and on the church hospitality committee. She was employed with
Corsicana Adams Hat Factory for 13 years and worked for several home health care organizations for 22 years until her health failed in late April 2004.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Clara Nobles; son, Leslie Wrenn; and husband, Robert Wrenn.

Survivors include her children, Marvel Richelle Bryant (Leo) and Stanley Wrenn (Cynthia), all of Corsicana; sister, Elizabeth Edwards of Dallas; two brothers, Dock Nobles (Mary) and Willie Nobles, all of Dallas; stepdaughter, Sherry Anderson (Lonnie) of Corsicana; three grandchildren, Calvin Wrenn, Ashley Wrenn and Jaleesa Bryant, all of Corsicana; soul mate, Jerry Tom Thomas of Corsicana; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including two special friends, Lora Thomas and Patricia Vassel.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Mildred Anna (Harris) Burke
Oct 7, 1915 - Jun 13, 2005

Mildred Anna (Harris) Burke, 89, of Lubbock passed away Monday, June 13, 2005, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Memorial Baptist Church with Brother Darin Wood officiating with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Burke was born Oct. 7, 1915, in Corsicana to Walton E. and Beula Riley Harris. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Lubbock. Mrs. Burke taught Sunday school for many years at Memorial Baptist Church in Corsicana and First Baptist Church in Sundown, where she was also a member. She was a member of the Sundown Eastern Star. She was a beauty operator at Mildred’s Beauty Shop in Corsicana for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper M. Burke in 1954; granddaughter, Anita Masha; and sister, Ruby Oakley.

Survivors include her children, Martha McCutcheon of Lubbock, Kenneth Burke and Archie Burke, both of Trinity; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jo Gullatt of Mesquite and Fama Ray Burleson of Longview; brother, Walton E. Harris of Covington, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial guest book is available at Click on obituaries and go to the name (Mildred Anna Harris Burke) to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Wendell ‘Jack’ Jackson
Nov 25, 1928 - Jun 14, 2005

Wendell “Jack” Jackson, born Nov. 25, 1928, went to be with the Lord June 14, 2005.

He is survived by his sons, Daniel R. Jackson and wife Deana, David W. Jackson and wife Deborah and Scott F. Jackson and wife Kim; brothers, G. W. Jackson and Pastor Gene Jackson; sisters, Billie M. Saffell and Pastor Katie Jackson; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jack loved to hunt and fish and worked in construction and could build anything. He was a model airplane builder extraordinaire. He played guitar and loved to sing with his family. He loved the Lord, all kids and was very active at Rock of Ages Church. He loved Lindy’s restaurant and giving nicknames. He loved his sons Scott, David and Danny and all his family.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home, 12649 Lake June Road, Mesquite.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will be 3 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Laurel Oaks Funeral Home, Mesquite.


Aidan Oliver Fojt

Aidan Oliver Fojt, our little angel, was born and went to be with Jesus on June 7, 2005. He is survived by his loving parents, Amber Eggers and Stephen Fojt of Katy, and two brothers, Miles and Tristan Fojt. Grandparents are Donnie and Dian Everett of Katy, Larry Eggers of Mildred and Allen and Peggy Fojt of Houston. Great-grandparents are Mary Frost and the late James O. Frost of Kerens, Patricia Eggers and the late John Eggers of Missouri, Florence Mason and the late Joe Mason of Louisiana, Milady Fojt and the late Frank Fojt of Snook and L. B. and Dovie Everett of Salado. He is also survived by two uncles, Cameron Whitfield of Katy and Greg Roach of Houston; three aunts, Chelsea Whitfield of Corsicana, Kaysie Roach of Houston and Melissa Everett of New York; cousins, Connor and Emily Roach of Houston; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Corl’s Family Funeral Home, Pearland.


Jerry Dean Simmons
Apr 18, 1949 - Jun 19, 2005

Jerry Dean Simmons of Corsicana passed away on June 19, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born April 18, 1949 in Shepherdsville, Ky. He managed for Braum's Restaurant in Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife Sherry Simmons of Corsicana. Daughters Amanda Simmons and Deanna Reece of Corsicana. Son Harold Simmons of Tyler, and Four Grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Christian Church in Corsicana on Tuesday June 22, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Luera will officiate.

Services in Kentucky are pending at this time.

Moses Lafford Berry
Jan 18, 1857 - Feb 20, 1934

BERRY - Dawson (Navarro Co.) Texas, Feb. 22. - Funeral rites for M. L. Berry, 77, pioneer banker and farm owner of this community, who died Tuesday, were held Thursday morning. Mr. Berry was vice president of the First National Bank and had taken an active part in civic and other movements since the early days of Dawson's history.
Surviving are his wife, eight children, W. Berry, Dawson; Miss Stella Berry, Dawson; Mrs. T. B. McCarter, Canyon; Claude Berry, Oklahoma City; Mrs. J. M. Acord, Clarendan; Mrs. B. M. Clark, Rice; Miss Gertie Berry, Dawson, and Mrs. E. C. Bredis, Denton.


James M. “Jim” Berry
Jan 15, 1878 - Nov 15, 1923

Laura (Collins) Berry
Jul 1888 - Nov 15, 1923

Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Nov. 16. - Funeral services for Jim Berry and his wife, victims of the double tragedy near Kerens, Navarro County, Thursday morning, were held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning, with burial in the Kerens Cemetery. The bodies were buried in the same grave and the services were conducted by the Rev. Joe Everhart, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this city.
Berry killed his wife with the flatiron and then killed himself with a small caliber rifle.




Staff Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Nov. 15, --A tragedy which has cast a pall of gloom over the entire county occurred this morning at six o’clock when Jim Berry, aged 35 years, after beating his wife to death with a flat iron, snuffed out his own life by crashing a 22 calibre ball through his brain.

No cause is known for the horrible deed and the first that was known of the tragedy was when one of the children of the dead couple was awakened by the report of the rifle which killed the father.

The dead people are well known in this county and have many friends here. The husband was known as one of the most prosperous and prominent farmers in the country and as yet no solution has been advanced to explained the double death.

Two boys, one aged ten and the other aged eight years survive their parents.

The children were awakened by a shot and found their mother still in bed in her night clothes with her head beaten into a pulp. The father lay near the bed with a bullet through his head.

The coroner returned a verdict of murder and suicide.

The barrel of the rifle used by Berry to take his life had been cut off, making a pistol out of the weapon.

The Berry farm is located three miles southeast of Kerens.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 15, 1923
  • James is h/o Laura (Collins) Berry s/o E. M. Berry & Alice (Fuller) Berry
  • Laura is w/o James M. “Jim” Berry d/o Thomas H. “Tom” Collins & Hannah Bell (Collins) Collins
  • Kerens Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Franchelle Elizabeth (Jackson) Berry
Oct 23, 1902 - Oct 1930

Mrs. Albert Berry, Jr. Dies at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Oct 27. - Mrs. Albert Berry Jr., 28, wife of Albert Berry Jr., Dallas, former Corsicana residents, died here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. J. Jackson, Monday morning at 10 o'clock, and the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the first Methodist Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church here, assisted by Dr. F. P. Culver, presiding elder of the Fort Worth district, and Dr. C. C. Seleeman, president of Southern Methodist University. She is survived by her husband and parents.
Mrs. Berry was a graduate of the Corsicana High School. She also attended Washington Park, Washington, D. C. and the University of Texas at Austin.


Mrs. M. A. Berry
Died Feb 11, 1894

Corsicana, Tex., Feb 12. - Mrs. M. A. Berry, who lived south of the city, fell dead at the dinner table yesterday.


Robert Berry
Died Mar 1915

BERRY - Corsicana, Texas. March 13. - Robert Berry, for many years a resident of the Navarro community, died Thursday night. He was 66 years of age and is survived by his wife and seven grown children.


Kathryn (Miley) Conn
Jan 6, 1922 - Jun 16, 2005

Kathryn Conn

Kathryn Conn, 83, of Longview and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Summer Meadows Nursing Home in Longview.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.
Mrs. Conn was born Jan. 6, 1922, in Port Arthur to Clarence L. and Mary Miley. She was head nurse at the V.A. at Parkland for many years. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Ann Bryant of Bend, Ore.; grandchildren, Kathy Vance and Tanya Naylor, both of Bend, Ore., and Karen Davenport and Kim Griffith, both of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Devyn Nichols, Lindsey Davenport, Cody Davenport, Zane Naylor, Cole Naylor and Satori Griffith; brother, Charles Robert Miley and wife Gerry of Longview; sisters, Mary Juanita Conn and Dorothy R. Russell, both of Corsicana, Hilda M. Hardin of Red Oak and Bobby Greer of Corsicana; and dearest friend, Becky Starnes of Jefferson.

Memorial guest book is available at Click on obituaries and go to the name (Kathryn Conn) to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Thurman Claude Nevill
abt 1924 - Jun 13, 1935

Lad Dies at Drane
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 15. - Thurmon Claude Neville, 11, died at the family home near Drane Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Tabernacle at Dresden. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Nevill; three brothers, Harmon, Edwin, and Daniel Nevill; four sisters, Marthia, Loys, Dorris, and Dessie Gene Neville, all of the Drane community.


Henry Clay Nash, Jr., Judge
Died Mar 1954

Judge H. C. Nash Dies at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. H. Clay Nash, 80, corporation court judge of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon.
A native of Navarro County Judge Nash served several years as justice of the peace, county attorney and county judge of Navarro County and was an attorney for the Justice Department in Washington, Chicago, Ill., and Fort Worth, Texas, for a number of years in the 1930's and early 1940's.
He had been judge of the corporation court in Corsicana for several years. His wife survives. Funeral arrangements are pending.


George Washington Nash
1870 - Feb 1951

Corsicana Funeral Planned Monday For G. W. Nash, 81
Funeral services will be held in Corsicana at 11 a.m. Monday for George Washington Nash, 81, retired Navarro County farmer who died at his daughter's home in Dallas Saturday night.
He had been staying with the daughter, Mrs. John W. Head of 4037 Buena Vista, about a week. His home was in the Cryer Creek community near Barry in Navarro County.
Services will be at the Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana and burial will be in Richland, the Navarro County town where Nash was born.
He was a member of a pioneer family well known in that part of the state.


Mary T. Nash
1878 - 1928

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Nash Held
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, feb. 16 - Mrs. Mary T. Nash, 80, pioneer resident of Navarro County, died at the home of her son, Sam Nash, at Tyler Wednesday and the body was brother to the residence of another son, Clay Nash, here. The funeral cortege left Corsicana Thursday afternoon and services were held at the family residence, one mile west of Richland, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Gardner, Baptist minister of Richland. Burial was made in theRichland Cemetery.
Surviving are four sons, George Nash of Blooming Grove, Claude Nash of Hedley, Sam Nash of Tyler, Clay Nash of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs.
S. L. Campbell of Corsicana, Mrs. Gillon Young of Spur, Mrs. Hill bounds of Richland; three brothers, Tom and Sam Ross of California and George Ross of Wortham.


Henry Clay Nash, Sr.
1835 - 1917

H. C. Nash Sr., aged 84 years, died at his home in Richland last night.
He is survived by his wife and five sons, County Attorney H. C. Nash Jr., Sam, George, Clarence and Claude Nash.


Mattie (Waren) Bingham
April 5, 1882 - May 31, 1929

Corsicana Woman Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 31. - Mrs. Mattie Bingham, 47, wife of W. S. Bingham, died Friday. The funeral will be held Saturday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, one son, Ewell Bingham, Corsicana; fathers, C. L. Warren, Dallas; four sisters, Miss Bertha Warren of Dallas, Mrs. J. A. Rutherford of Tupelo, Mrs. C. A. Wade of Georgia, Mrs. Bessie Conner of Willis Point; one brother, C. H. Warren of San Francisco; two aunts, Mrs. George Beasley of Dallas, Mrs. Sallie Frazier of Roane.




Mrs. Mattie Bingham, 47, wife of W.S. Bingham, 1419 West Park Avenue, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday morning at 1:30 o'clock following an illness of four years, and the funeral will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Bingham had been confined to her bed for more than a year.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Ewell Bingham, Corsicana; father, C.L. Warren, Dallas; four sisters, Miss Bertha Warren, Dallas; Mrs. J.A. Rutherford, Tupelo; Mrs. C.A. Wade, Georgia; Mrs. Bessie Conner, Wills Point; one brother, C.H. Warren, San Francisco; two aunts, Mrs. Georgia Beasley, Dallas; Mrs. Sallie Frazier, Roane, and other relatives. Mrs. Wade of Georgia is here.

Active pallbearers will be Lee Moss, D. D. Perry, J. L. Milburn, Sam Butler, George F. Miller, J. F. Taylor and Joe Jefferson.
Honorary pallbearers will be P. D. Williams, N. Suttle Roberts, W. T. McKee, Ben F. Blackmon, H. D. Fillers, W. H. Norwood, C. A. Middleton, Dr. L E. Kelton, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Dr. C. H. Miars, Dr. R C. Curtis, P. Mayer and all employees of the post office; nurses of the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic; members of the school board; R. P. Bates, Leslie Wilkes, Terry McCrary and employes of the Navarro Theatres, Inc.; the T. E. L. class and all members of the First Baptist church.
E. E. Hamilton, all members of Home Rebekah Lodge No. 138 and Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I.O.O.F.; Earl Boyd, Fullwood Boyd, E. P. Angus, Dallas; E. D. Smith, Dallas; J. J. Farnsworth, Dallas; J. H. Jenkins, Dallas; Mr. Cates, Dallas; Mr. Camp, Dallas; and all other friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Homne.


  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light
    Submitted by Karen Rost


Annie Black
Died Sep. 1930

Annie Black, 86, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home Friday and the funeral will be held from the residence Saturday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Will Black and Virgil Black, both of Corsicana, and one daughter, Mrs. Rosa Sheffield, San Antonio.

September 13, 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Black, 86, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died at her home here Friday were held Saturday.
Surviving are two sons, Will Black and Virgil Black, both of Corsicana, and one daughter, Mrs. Rosa Sheffield, San Antonio.


Dan Vince Hagle
Oct 4, 1928 - Nov. 1953

Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, - Funeral services for Dan Hagle, 24, Dawson oil field worker, who was killed Monday when he fell from an oil rig near Worland, Wyo, will probably he held in Dawson Friday.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Hagle of Dawson; a sister, Miss Elizabeth Hagle of Dallas, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hagle and Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Daniel, all of Dawson.


Mary E. (Ritter) Hagle
Mar 2, 1886 - Aug 18, 1948

Trinidad Rites Held For Mrs. J. S. Hagle
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 22 - Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Hagle, 62, who died at Goose Greek Thursday, were held at the Trinidad Baptist Church. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. She resided at Kerens and died while visiting relatives at Goose Creek.
Surviving are a son, Maurice Hagle, Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. B. G. Ridens and Mrs. M. J. Tyner, both of Highlands; three brothers, Rawls Ritter, Trinidad; John Ritter, Oakwood, and Earl Ritter, Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. C. O. Spain, Malakoff; Mrs. G. C. French, Bristol, and Mrs. Carl Hagle, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers.


Ida Gertrude (Lyons) Hagler
Aug 12, 1870 - Jul 15, 1933

HAGLER - Corsicana, Texas. July 17. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ida J. Hagler, 62, were held Sunday afternoon at the tabernacle at Winkler with burial in St. Elmo Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Segal conducted the rights. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. May Baker, Fairfield; five sons, Will Hagler, Sims Hagler, Jack Hagler, all of Corsicana; John Hagler, Kaufman, and Elmer Hagler, Winkler; her mother and a sister.


Mae Fair Hagler
Died Jun 1942

Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at the Mildred Baptist Church for Mae Fair Hagler, 22, of Eureka. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hagler, Eureka; a brother, J. R. Hagler, United States Navy, Bermuda Islands, and a sister, Miss Pauline Hagler, Eureka.


Donald D. Newcomb
Apr 10, 1902 - Feb 14, 1953

Corsicana Burial Due For Longtime Soldier
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 10. - The body of Master Sgt. Donald D. Newcomb, 50, a native of Corsicana, who died in a hospital in Japan Feb. 14, will be returned here for burial. Newcomb had twenty-nine years' service in the armed forces, including his service in the Texas National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, of Dallas; a son, A-2c Earl Newcomb, Perrin Air Force Base, Sherman; two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Thompson, Dallas, and Mrs. Jane Wallace, Randolph Field, San Antonio; his mother, Mrs. D. C. Newcomb, Corsicana; a brother, the Rev. L. H. Newcomb, Lake Charles, La.; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Roberts, Corsicana and Mrs. A. B. Harshaw, Dallas, and two grandchildren.


Albon Nance
1858 - Feb 1911

Nance - The body of A. Nance, who died Sunday, will be sent to Corsicana this morning. A Short funeral service will be held at the chapel of Weiland & McCreary's undertaking establishment before of the train leaves.


Aubrey Wayne Bibb
Sep 8, 1896 - Nov 7, 1952

Corsicana Rite Held For Aubrey W. Bibb
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 10. - Aubrey Wayne Bibb, 56, World War I veteran, died at Waco following twenty years spent in veterans' hospitals. Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. T. E. Schafer, Corsicana; a son, Lloyd Moody, Dallas; six grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Bibb, Corsicana; three brothers, Elton Bibb, Fort Worth; Jesse Bibb, Corsicana and Everett Bibb, Houston, and three sisters, Mrs. Melvin Penney, Kerens; Mrs. Colin McVicar, Nacogdoches, and Mrs. Ann Stovall, Houston.


  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Nov 10, 1952
  • Full dates from Navarro County Cemetery Records for Oakwood Cemetery. It also states Tex-Pvt 675 Aero Sq World War I

Lula Paralee (Arnold) Bickerstaff- Overby
Jan 01, 1882 - Aug 29, 1953

Mrs. Bickerstaff, Dallas resident For 9 Years, Dies

Mrs. Lula P. Bickerstaff, 71, a Dallas resident for nine years, died early Saturday at her home, 2823 Ramsey. She lived there with her daughter, Mrs. Earl M. Reader.
Mrs. Bickerstaff was born in Pontotoc, Miss., but lived for a number of years in Corsicana, Navarro County, before coming to Dallas.
She was a member of the Trinity Heights Assembly of God Church, and was formerly a member of the Assembly of God Church of Corsicana.
Surviving besides her daughter are four sons, L. M. Bickerstaff of Corsicana, C. L. Bickerstaff of Austin and Cecil F. Overby of Trinidad, Henderson County; three other daughters, Mrs. Margaret Dial of Alton, Ill.; Mrs. Elmer Marr of Corsicana, and Mrs. Wallace Brown of Newhall, Calif.; two brothers, Thomas Miller Arnold of Pontotoc and Jesse D.
Arnold of New Orleans, La.; twenty-two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Assembly of God Church, Corsicana, with the Rev. Forrest R. Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery there.


Ida R. (Tackett) Bibb
Died Jul 1928

Corsicana Woman Dies.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 24. - Mrs. Ida R. Bibb, 28, wife of Jesse Bibb, died in a Corsicana hospital Monday night. Funeral services were held Tuesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, a son and a daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Tackett of Corsicana; five brothers, Jack, Harvey, Ed, Leon and Vernon Tackett, all of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Murray of Corsicana.


Edward S. Baum
Nov 15, 1886 - Aug 16, 1940 

BAUM - Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 17. - Ed Baum, 53, well-known Corsicanan, died Friday night following an illness of several months. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. I Baum, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Browning, San Francisco; two brothers, George F. Baum, Corsicana, and John Baum, Philadelphia.



Funeral services for Ed Baum, aged 53 years, native Corsicanan, who died Friday night after an extended illness, will be held from the Southerland-McCammon chapel Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

Survivors are his mother, Mrs. I. Baum, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Browning, San Francisco, Calif.; two brothers, John Baum, Philadelphia, and George F. Baum, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. David Lefkowitz, Jr., of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Farley McCarver, Jake Hudson, Tom Hickey, Jack Roberts, J.N. Garitty, Dr. A.B. Horn, Henry Levy and Edward F. Hearn.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.


James Birdwell
Died 1936

BIRDWELL - Corsicana, Texas, April 2. - Funeral services for James C. Birdwell, 78, long-time resident of Navarro County who died at the home of R. L. Moseley, two miles south of Eureka, whom he was visiting, Wednesday, were held Thursday. Birdwell had lived in the Corsicana, Angus and Eureka communities sixty-seven years. Surviving is one brother.


Alva Hugh Birdwell
Died 1938

BIRDWELL - Corsicana, Texas. April 1 - A. H. Birdwell died at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Campbell Gillespie, Friday afternoon. Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m.  Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Gillespie of Corsicana; a son, G. H. Odam of Denton, and ten grandchildren.


Virgil Black
Died Jan 1954

Virgil Black
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral services for Virgil Black, 71, who died in a Dallas hospital, were held at the Corley Chapel here. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. A native of Tennessee, Black formerly resided here. Surviving is a brother, Bill Black, Corsicana.


Ralph J. Blackburn
Dec 15, 1882 - Nov 4, 1935

R. J. Blackburn, Oil Man, Dies
Funeral services for Ralph J. Blackburn, 52, of 4136 Prescott, assistant treasurer of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, who died Monday at a local hospital, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ed C. Smith & Bro. Chapel. Pallbearers will be D. A. Little, Fred M. Lege Jr., J. V. Farnsworth, E. P. Angus, W. H. Francis and George Miller. Burial will be at Corsicana at 4 p.m.




Funeral rites for R. J. Blackburn, aged 52 years, assistant treasurer for the Magnolia Petroleum company, a former resident of Corsicana, were held in Dallas Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Ed C. Smith and Bros. Chapel and a short service were held at Oakwood cemetery here at 3:30 o’clock where interment was made. Mr. Blackburn died Monday morning at 11:50 o’clock in Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Mr. Blackburn was connected with the Magnolia company when the general offices and headquarters were in Corsicana and moved to Dallas when the offices were moved there.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lula Hoover Blackburn, Dallas; father, M. A. Blackburn, Humble; a sister, Mrs. John Sullivan, Corpus Christi, and a brother, Fred Blackburn, El Paso.

Pallbearers were D. A. Little, Fred M. Lege, Jr., J. W. Darnsworth, E. P. Angus, W. H. Francis and George Miller.

Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church of Corsicana conducted the rites.

Arrangements here were in charge of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 5, 1935
  • h/o Lula (Hoover) Blackburn married Nov. 5, 1912 s/o Milton A. Blackburn and Effie Ann (McKee) Blackburn buried in Humble, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mrs. W. C. Nelson
Died Aug 1950

Mrs. W. C. Nelson, 69, Corsicana, Route 5, died at her home.
Survivors are three sons, W. C. Nelson, Corsicana; Leo Nelson, Centerville and W. R. Nelson, Alaska; and a sister, Mrs. Annie O'Connor, Kerens.


Linnie Neely

Corsicana Rites Held For Mrs. Linnie Neely
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 2. - Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie Neely, 83, were held here Sunday. Mrs. Neely, a native of Tennessee, died at her home here Saturday morning.

Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Graham Dickson and Mrs. Lee Russell, both of Corsicana.


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