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John D. Vance
Died Jul 1951

John D. Vance of Dawson Dies
John D. Vance, 84, of Dawson, Navarro County, retired rural mail carrier, died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday.
Born in Woodbury, Tenn., Vance moved to Dawson in 1898, where he taught school for twenty years and later carried mail for twenty-five years until he retired eight years ago.
Vance is survived by his wife; four sons, J. O. Vance of Midland, Otis Vance of Odessa, R. L. Vance of Dallas and Ray Vance of Fort Stockton; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at Dawson Methodist Church Thursday at 4 p.m.

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John Thomas "Jack" Blackmon
Dec 21, 1861 - Sep 12, 1933

BLACKMON

Jack T. Blackman, 72, native Texan and long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family home Tuesday. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Blackmon; two sons, Ben F. Blackmon and Walter Blackmon, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Taylor, Corsicana, and Miss Mollie Blackmon, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Mary Berta Blackmon
Died Nov. 1939

BLACKMON - Corsicana, Texas. Nov. 20. - Funeral rites will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. for Miss Mary Berta Blackmon, longtime resident of Corsicana, who died in a local hospital Monday. A brother, Paul Blackmon of Bandera, and a number of other relatives survive.

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John P. Dancer
Died Dec. 1919

Dancer - Corsicana, Texas. Sept 13. - John P. Dancer, 17-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dancer, died at the P & S Hospital last night. The remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery this morning.

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William H. Absher
Died Aug 1921

W. H. ABSHER, 57, CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN, FOUND DEAD.
Special to The News
Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 17 - William H. Absher, 57 years old, for forty-five years a resident of Navarro County and a well-known business man of Corsicana for twenty-five years, was found dead this morning at his home here with a bullet wound in his right temple caused by a .45-caliber revolver. The revolver was found near the body. He had been suffering from Bright's disease for the last three years. He is survived by a wife and three children, Claude Absher, Miss Beaulah Absher and Arthur Absher. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 3:20 o'clock.

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Andrew James "Andy" Beare
Feb 25, 1879 - Jun 29, 1952

Kerens Funeral Held For Andrew J. Beare
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 1. - Funeral services for Andrew J. Beare, who died Sunday night in Denison, were held from the Kerens Methodist Church Tuesday.
Beare resided at Kerens many years until moving to Denison recently.
Surviving are two sons, Thurman Beare of Huntington, W. Va., and Dick Beare of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie McCuiston of Denison and Mrs. Beatrice Williams of Houston.

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Andy J. Beare Rites Tuesday

KERENS, July—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Andy J. Beare, 73, former resident, who died in Denison Sunday night, were held from the Methodist church here at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor, and Rev. R. C. Linder, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery. He was a member of the Methodist church and Relief Lodge No. 236, Masons. Masons had charge of the graveside services and provided the pallbearers.

Beare was gateman for the Texas Power and Light Company at Trinidad for many years and prior to that time was engaged in farming in this vicinity. He had made his home in Denison the past five years.

Surviving are two sons, Thurman Beare, Huntington, W. Va., and Dick Beare, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lesie McCuiston, Denison, and Mrs. Beatrice Williams, Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Bob McClung, Kerens, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 1, 1952
  • 1st wife Mary Frances Virginia “Fannie” (Pierce) Beare married Mar. 3, 1901 2nd wife Louise (Scott) Coates-Beare married Oct. 6, 1921 s/o Andrew James Beare and Amanda (Thompson) Beare
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Elizabeth M. Gable
Died Oct. 1929

Mother of School Superintendent Dies
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gable, 75, mother of H. E. Gable, superintendent of Highland Park schools, died Thursday at her home, 3528 McGarlin Boulevard. She had been in Dallas only a short while, coming here from her old home in Dawson, where she had spent most of her life.
She is survived also by three other sons, G. W. Gable of Tulsa, O. R. Gable of Lubbock, Dr. J. J. Gable of Norman; four daughters, Mrs. K. L. McKeown of Corsicana, Mrs. W. J. Rochelle of Corsicana, Mrs. C. W. Hall of Dallas, Mrs. C. P. Lilly of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. E. J. Feagin of Kaufman.
Services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a. m. after which the body will be sent to Dawson for burial.

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A. P. Gerhardt
Died Sept. 1946

Services for A. P. Gerhardt, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Winsted, Conn., will be held here Wednesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Among survivors are his widow, the former Miss Lurene Legge of Corsicana, two brothers and two sisters.

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Sally Norine (Stuteville) Hightower

Sally N. Hightower - Hayes Funeral Home

Mrs. Sally Norene Hightower passed from this life Monday evening,
March 15, 2004, in Webster.

Born March 27, 1920 in Bell County, TX, Mrs. Hightower spent her early years in Big Spring before moving to Bacliff in 1959. She had worked for many years at Debbi's Dari Dip in Bacliff and made homemade pies that won her many accolades. A loving caregiver to the elderly in her area, Mrs. Hightower enjoyed cooking for her family and raising roses. She will be remembered as a loving and thoughtful wife, mother, and grandmother and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceded in death by her husband, Delma R. Hightower; parents, Luther and Mary Stuteville; brothers, A J, Calvin and Douglas Stuteville, survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Linda Carrigan of Bacliff; James and Rebecca Beard of Odessa; brothers, James Stuteville and Ross Stuteville, both of Big Spring, Dean Stuteville of Crane, Floyd Stuteville of Houston; sisters, Chloie Newton and Jerry Tubb, both of Big Spring, Joyce Thomason of Kaufman, Faye Mouser of Waco, Jean Hunter of DeQuincy, LA, Linda Rau of LaPorte; grandchildren, Dena Faust, Donna Marburger, Kimberly Beard, James Beard, Shelby Beard; great-grandchildren, Jared, Jordan and Elizabeth Faust, Caleb and Clint Marburger and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 AM Thursday in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Pastor Donny Granberry officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Jared Faust, Jordan Faust, Caleb Marburger, Clint Marburger, Christopher Rau, and Jonathan Rau. Honorary Casketbearers will be Russell Cardenas and Christian Rau.

Friends may call after 5 to 8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409)925-3501. www.hayesfuneralhome.com


William Burdine Farmer
Oct 15, 1851 - Mar 13, 1930

Hold W. B. Farmer Funeral
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 16. - The body of William Burdine Farmer, 79, who died at O'Donnell, near Tahoka, Lynn County, Friday, arrived in Corsicana and the funeral was held at Dresden Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Prior to going to Lynn County two years ago Mr. Farmer had resided near Corbet for many years.
Surviving are two sons, C. M. Farmer, Jasper, and J. M. Farmer, Tahoka; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Page, Highlands, and Mrs. W. F. Kirton, Morgan, and other relatives.

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BODY OF TAHOKA MAN IS BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL

The body of William Burdine Farmer, aged 79 years, who died at O’Donnell, near Tahoka, Lynn county, Friday, arrived in Corsicana Saturday morning at 11:40 o’clock and the funeral will be held at Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment will be made. Prior to going to Lynn county two years ago, Mr. Farmer had resided near Corbet for many years. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. T. McKeown, Methodist minister, of Dawson.

Surviving are two sons, C. M. Farmer, Jester, and J. M. Farmer, Tahoka; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Page, Highlands, and Mrs. W. F. Kirton, Morgan; and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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John Marvin Fields
Apr 19, 1884 - Nov 2, 1953

John Marvin Fields
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral services for John Marvin Fields, 69, retired farmer who died in a local hospital after a long illness, were held Wednesday from the Frost Methodist Church. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery with the Masons in charge.
Surviving are his wife, of Frost; two sons, F. A. Fields of Frost and Ramsey Fields of Grand Prairie; four daughters, Mrs. Myra Downey of Frost, Mrs. Maurine Kedding of Grand Prairie, Mrs. Tommy Hancock of Dallas and Mrs. Christene Melton of Irving; eleven grandchildren; a brother, T. T. Fields of Brownwood, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Bills of Graham.

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J. M. Fields Dies Monday Evening
John Marvin Fields, 69, native Texan, retired farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Monday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Frost Methodist church Wednesday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Boulware, retired Methodist minister of Hilllsboro; Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor of the Frost Methodist church, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

The Masons will have charge of the graveside rites and will provide pallbearers.

Fields was reared in the Emmett community and farmed there for years before moving to the Jones Ranch section south of Frost. He has made his home in Frost for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; two sons. F. A. Fields. Frost, and Ramsey Fields. Grand Prairie; four daughters, Mrs. Myra Downy, Frost; Mrs. Maurine Kedding, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Tommy Hancock. Dallas, and Mrs. Christene Melton, Irving; 11 grandchildren; a brother. T. T. Fields. Brownwood; a sister, Mrs. Mary Bills, Graham, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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George M. Farmer
Dec 20, 1869 - May 20, 1922

MAN FOUND DEAD IN REAR OF CORSICANA RESTAURANT
George Farmer, 45 years old, was found dead late this afternoon in the rear of the local restaurant. His lips were badly burned and there was a strong odor of acid about the body. Form all appearances he had been dead for about thirty minutes. The dead man is survived by a widow and a brother, Joe Farmer. He lived in Corsicana.

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Virgil C. Dawson
Died Aug. 1940

Oil Employee Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. Aug. 5. - Virgil C. Dawson, 37, oil company employee, who died Friday at Seguin, was buried at Richland Monday afternoon. Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Mary Louise and Virgie Marie Dawson, all of Seguin. Dawson formerly resided in the Richland community.

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Julia Ann Dawson
Died Jul. 1954

Mrs. Julia Dawson
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Final rites for Mrs. Julia Ann Dawson, 98, long-time Winkler resident and native of the Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, were held Thursday at the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Bert Dawson of Winkler, John Dawson of Corsicana and Will Dawson of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Willoughby of Corsicana; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Laura Dawson of Houston.

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Thomas William Baker
Aug 20, 1871 - Oct 6, 1928

Thomas W. Baker Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Oct. 8. - Thomas W. Baker, 60, who died at his home Saturday was buried Sunday in the Campbell Cemetery. Surviving are his wife and several children.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR T.W. BAKER

Thomas W. Baker, aged 60, years night watchman for the electric light company, died at his home on East Eleventh avenue near the city limits Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock and the funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Campbell Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, several children and other relatives.

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Willis O'Neal Allmon
Died Nov 1937

Willis O. Allmon Dies at Streetman
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Nov. 23. - Funeral services for Willis O. Allmon, 45, former assistant postmaster here, who died at his home at Streetman Monday, were held Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Streetman with burial in the Birdston Cemetery.
Mr. Allmon lived in Corsicana may years until a few months ago when he moved to Streetman. He served as clerk, assistant postmaster and rural carrier of the Corsicana post office for sixteen years. He was retired from the postial service in March, 1936, due to ill health.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Leonard Allmon, Corsicana; Willis Jr. and Pierce Allmon, both of Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Bookout, Corsicana: two sisters, Misses Gladys and Leona Allmon, and a brother, Tom Allmon, all of Corsicana.

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Gladys Allman
Died 1939

ALLMAN - Corsicana, Texas.  Sept. 1. - Miss Gladys Allman died here Thursday aftermoon and funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Birdston Cemetery. She is survived by a brother, Tom Allman of Corsicana.

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May Ulysses (Shipp) Beasley
abt 1881 - Oct 1933

Corsicana Woman Dies From Crash Injuries
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Oct. 19. - Funeral services for Mrs. E. F. Beasley, 52, who died in the Navarro clinic Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Ferris Sunday, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Church of Christ, with burial in the Rice Cemetery, J. L. Hines, minister of the church, officiating. The family has resided in Corsicana for thirty-two years.
Surviving are her husband, a son, Elbert Beasley, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Lorah Montfort and Misses Thelma, Lena, Ona Fay and Sadie Beasley, all of Corsicana; a grandchild, Garland Montfort, Corsicana; two brothers, M. R. Shipp, Corsicana, and W. K. Shipp, Corsicana, and W. K. Shipp, San Antonio, and two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Edrington, Corsicana, and Mrs. T. P. Wallace, Cleburne.

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Mrs. Johnnie (Goodwin) Beasley
Apr 13, 1881 - Mar 12, 1943

BEASLEY - Corsicana, Texas. - Mrs. Johnnie Beasley, long-time Corsicana resident, died at her home here Friday. Funeral was held at a funeral chapel here Saturday afternoon by the Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Pvt. W. M. Beasley, Camp Wallace, Texas; Cpl. Paul O. Beasley, Camp Hood, Texas, and G. F. Beasley, Ganado; three daughters, Mrs. H. J. Coffman, Nederland; Miss Mary Jo Beasley, Waco, and Miss Rosalyn Beasley, Corsicana; three brothers, J. W. Goodwin and O. C. Goodwin, both of Corsicana, and W. V. Goodwin, Fairfield, and four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Jackson, Mrs. C. S. Wood, and Mrs. Lonnie Hosche, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. D. C. Catlin, Tupelo.

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Patrick "Pat" Garvin
Mar 2, 1842 - Mar 17, 1929

Pat Garvin, Navarro Pioneer, Succumbs
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. May 17. - Pat Garvin, 87, native of Ireland, but resident of Navarro County for fifty-two years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. G. Walker, Friday morning. The funeral will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Saturday, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Joe Garvin and Frank Garvin, and two daughters, Miss Ida Garvin and Mrs. Walker, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, Frances Garvin, Lee Ward Garvin, Mary Walker, Owen Walker, Nina Walker, Howard Walker, Joe Garvin Walker and Frank Meridith Walker.

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PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Pat Garvin, aged 87, native of Ireland and resident of Corsicana for 52 years, veteran of the Union Army were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Catholic Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Monsignor Vitus Graffeo.

Surviving are two sons, Joe and Frank Garvin, and two daughters, Miss Ida Garvin, and Mrs. J. G. Walker, all of Corsicana; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Although a veteran of the Union army, he attended the meetings of the Camp Winkler chapter of the Confederate Veterans, and was an honorary member of that organization.

Active pall-bearers were A. W. King, J. L. Hill, T. J. Hickey, A. P. Young, E. E. Sheehay, and E. R. Crotty.

The funeral was conducted by the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors.

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Mrs. A. B. Garland
Died Sep 1952

Mrs. A. B. Garland's Final Rites Conducted
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 11. - Mrs. A. B. Garland, 53, died in a local hospital Wednesday. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held at the Corley Chapel Thursday. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, of Corsicana, and five brothers, George Roper, Houston, John Paul Roper, Dallas; Robert and Bill Roper, both of Corsicana, and Chris Roper, Beaumont.

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Mrs. S. B. Gibson
Died Sep 1933

GIBSON - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 4 - Mrs. S. B. Gibson, 47, of Kemp, died in a local hospital Monday morning and the funeral will be held at the Guthrie Cemetery at Kemp Tuesday morning where burial will be made. Surviving are her husband; four children Earl Phillips, Merrell Phillips, Ethel Phillips and Gladys Phillips; a stepson, Maurice Gibson; mother, Mrs. James Gothard, and four brothers, Fate Conner, Claud and Kirby Gothard, all of the Kemp community.

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Sarah Jane (Karney) Gafford
Died Oct 1920

GAFFORD - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 26. - Mrs. Sarah Jane Gafford, 54 years old, wife of A. J. Gafford, died at the family home 820 West Ninth avenue, Sunday morning at 10:40 o'clock, after an illness of several months. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence here with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Cuthbertson, pastor of the Church of Christ, conducted the services. She is survived by the following children; Claude Gafford, Jeff Gafford, Rebecca Gafford and Mrs. John W. Ray.

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J. O. Gaines
abt 1875 - Feb 1950

J. O. Gains
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 22. - J. O. Gaines, 75, native of Navarro County and long time resident of Eureka, died at Overton Monday. Funeral services were held here Wednesday.
Surviving are six sons, J. L. Gaines, Corsicana; Alvin Gaines, Eureka; Watt Gaines, Quitman; Alsey Gaines, Conroe; Verne Gaines, New Orleans, and Alon Gaines, Sam Houston College student, Huntsville; two daughters, Mrs. G. L. Bonner, Overton, and Mrs. M. G. Moorman, Houston; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Albritton, Corsicana; a half sister, Mrs. J. M. Burson, Corsicana; two half brothers, O. L. Albritton, Corsicana, and C. C. Albritton, Dallas.

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Joseph Harvey Galbreath
Jan 18, 1851 - Aug 12, 1932

J. H. Galbreath, 80, of Corsicana, Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Aug 15. - J. H. Galbreath, 80, resident of Texas for fifty-four years, prominent Mason, died at the family home here Sunday. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.
He was a member of various Masonic orders, including the Knights Templar, organized the Masonic lodge at Old Cross Roads, near Frost, and the lodge was later moved to Frost, where he was master until he moved to Corsicana. A life-sized portrait of Mr. Galbreath is in the Frost Masonic lodgeroom.
Mr. Galbreath had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for practically all of his life.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Terry of Corsicana and Mrs. F. Hines of Atlanta, Ga., and two grandsons.

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Mamie Lee (Boyd) Gandy
Died May 1929

Mrs. Mamie Lee Gandy Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. May 22. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Lee Gandy, 24, wife of R. E. Gandy of Mildred, who died in the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday, were held Wednesday. Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Boyd, Mildred; one brother, Jack Boyd of Arkansas, and one sister, Miss Villa Boyd, Mildred.

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William E. Gardner
Abt 1915 - Sep. 1947

Fort Worth Man Dies In Highway Accident
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept. 27. - William E. Gardner, 32, driving in a motor convoy between Fort Worth and Beaumont, was killed Friday night in an accident involving a towed car.
The towed car jackknifed suddenly. Both Gardner's car and the towed machine turned over and landed in a ditch. Gardner was dead on arrival at a Corsicana hospital. The accident was near the Trinity River bridge between Corsicana and Palestine. Gardner, of Fort Worth, is survived by his wife and young son.


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Richard Warren"Dick" George, Sr.
Jan 22, 1874 - Jan 15, 1951

Former Publisher of Newspapers Dies at Blooming Grove
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 16. - R. W. George Sr., oil and insurance man and for many years a Dallas News contributing writer, died at his home in Blooming Grove Monday night.
Funeral services will be held at the Central Baptist Church at Blooming Grove at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. J. E. Roth, West Baptist minister.
A native of Alabama, George had lived in Blooming Grove most of his life. He formerly owned and published the Blooming Grove newspaper and at the time of his death was chairman of the board of deacons of the Central Baptist Church and was vice-president of the Blooming Grove State Bank.

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R. W. George, Sr., Blooming Grove, Expires At Home
BLOOMING GROVE. Jan. 6— (Spl)—R. W. George, Sr.. oil and insurance man, a former newspaper publisher, died at his home here Monday at 6 p. m. following a heart attack three weeks ago.
Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist church here Wednesday at 11 a. m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Roth, Baptist minister of West.
A native of Alabama, he came to Blooming Grove as a young man and published the Blooming Grove newspaper for years.
George was chairman of the board of deacons of the Central Baptist church here and was vice president and director of the Blooming Grove State Bank. He was correspondent for The Dallas News at Blooming Grove for many years and held that post at the time of his death.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; two sons, Dudley W. George, Tyler; and Richard W. George, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Neblett, Waco, and Mrs, W. E. Carroll, Corsicana; four grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. R. B. Grady and Mrs. John M. Reid, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. J. F. Scott, Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. Eugene Ross, Kerens, and Mrs. J. T. Spires, Hillsboro; three brothers; Jim, R. D. and J. D. George, all of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.
Pallbearers will be R, C. Smith, Drew Gillen, G. A. Patterson, George Magee, Jay Sewell, Jr., Frank Taylor, G. W. Page and James F. Fields of Dallas.

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INFANT Vaught
Died May 1939

VAUGHT - Corsicana, Texas. May 2. - Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Vaught were held at the residence Monday. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents and a sister.

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Nora Van (Cheatham) Spruill
Died Aug 1930

Woman Buried at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Aug. 18 - Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Van Spruill, 55, wife of J. R. Spruill, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Farmer, Saturday night, were held Sunday with burial in the Zion's Rest Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Joe Farmer of Corsicana, Miss Ina Spruill of Corsicana, Mrs. B. B. Poarch of Emhouse and Mrs. A. L. Garrison of Blooming Grove; one son, Robert Spruill of Corbet; five sisters, Mrs. W. H. May of Paris, Mrs. J. M. Lamb of Paris, Mrs. Jim Pierce of Paris, Mrs. Minnie Anderson of Clardy and Mrs. Dorothy Wilkins of Los Angeles, and one brother, Ed Cheatham of Clardy.

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William C. Van Hook
Died Oct 1946

W. C. Van Hood Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 4 - William C. van Hook, native Corsicanan, died at his home here Thursday night. He lacked one day of being 91 years of age. Van Hook was connected with the First National Bank for many years before his retirement. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Estelle Skelton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ellen Seward, Independence; two sons, Charles W. van Hook, Miami, Ariz., and Raymond van Hook, Dallas; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Mary (Garrett) Valentine
Died Mar. 1928

VALENTINE - Corsicana, Texas. March 28. - Mrs. Mary Valentine, 33, died at her home in the Rice community. Funeral services were held Monday at Patterson Cemetery where burial was made.
Surviving are seven sons, Clarence, Hershel, J. B., Odie, Orvial and Dee Valentine, all of Rice; Joe Valentine, West; Harace Valentine, Corsicana; two stepsons, Bruce Valentine, West and Levi Valentine, Cisco; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Dora Solomon, Marshall, Ark., and Mrs. Fannie Reveil, Breckenridge; one brother, Will Garrett, Alvarado.

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Son of R. J. Jackson
Died Jun 1921

JACKSON. - Corsicana, Texas. July 1. - Funeral services for the 3-year-old son of R. J. Jackson, who died in Mexia, Friday, were conducted from the residence of Sam Jackson, brother of R. J. Jackson, here this afternoon, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. R. J. Jackson and family formerly resided in Corsicana prior to their moving to Dallas, where they now make their home, and they have many friends in this city who will join in extending their sympathy to the bereaved family.

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M. T. Jackson

July 16, 1949, Dallas, TX

M. T. Jackson, 1856 - Jul. 1949

M. T. Jackson, 93, who had been a merchant in Corsicana almost three-quarters of a century, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. A. Jasper, 418 North Lancaster.
Jackson was born on a farm in Hopkins County in 1856. He had been living with his daughter since he retired from business ten years ago. He had moved to Corsicana as a young man to open a general merchandise store which he later turned into a variety store.
He is survived by eight other daughters, Mrs. I. S. Holcomb, Roaring Springs; Mrs. L. J. Ashmore, Corpus Christi; Mrs. W. B. Huggins, Calingo, Calif.; Mrs. J. O. Payne, Fort Worth; Mrs. Eula McLeod, Lake Charles, La.; Mrs. Jack Heaton, Rusk; Mrs. Elbert Neely, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. H. Jackson, Greenville; thirty-five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Corsicana. Burial will be in Corsicana.

July 16, 1949, Corsicana, Texas

Funeral services will be held here Sunday afternoon for M. T. Jackson, 93, who died in Dallas Friday morning.
The retired merchant had been a resident of Corsicana for sixty-four years. He was a native Texan and had been a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ for many years.
Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. I. S. Holcomb, Roaring Springs; Mrs. L. J. Ashmore, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Ada Huggins, Coalingo, Calif.; Mrs. T. A. Jasper, Dallas; Mrs. J. O. Payne, Fort Worth; Mrs. Eula McLeod, Lake Charles, La.; Mrs. Jack Heaton, Rusk; Mrs. Elbert Neely, Corsicana, thirty-six grandchildren, forty-three great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Mrs. M. T. Jackson
Died May 1939

Funeral services for Mrs. M. T. Jackson, 79, were held at the Church of Christ with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, a son, J. H. Jackson, Corsicana; eight daughters, Mrs. I. S. Holcomb, Roaring Springs; Mrs. W. B. Huggins, Fort Worth; Mrs. L. J. Ashmore, Corpus Christi; Mrs. T. A. Jasper, Dallas; Mrs. J. O. Payne, Fort Worth; Mrs. Scena Heaton, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Eula McLeod, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Elbert Neely, Corsicana; thirty-seven grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.

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Ida Ernest (Fishburn) Jackson
Sep 3, 1862 - Apr 21, 1932

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida E. Jackson, 69, widow of the late J. D. Jackson, who died Thursday night, were held Friday afternoon from the family residence, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The family had resided in Corsicana for about twenty-five years and prier to that time lived in Mexia and Dallas. Surviving are six daughter, Mrs. Lounette Johnson, Corsicana; Mrs. George Miller, Dallas; Mrs. R. W. Henderson, Houston; Mrs. Tom Darst, Richmond; Mrs. J. T. Bragg, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. M. Dyer Jr., Corsicana; two sons, Douglas F. Jackson and Randolph Jackson, both of Corsicana; eleven grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. W. R. Gumm, Waxahachie.

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Fanny P. Jackson
Died Jan. 2, 1921

Mrs. Fanny P. Jackson, 68 years old, of Corsicana, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Highnote, 1201 South Adams street. She was visiting her daughter during the Christmas holidays. The body will be sent to Corsicana tomorrow by the Fort Worth Undertaking Company for burial.

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Fred Jackson
Died Aug 1936

JACKSON - Corsicana, Texas. Aug. 29. - Fred Jackson, 39, died Friday. Funeral services will be held Sunday. Before moving to Corsicana seven years ago Jackson lived in Oklahoma. He was a veteran of the World War. Surviving are his wife; three children, Maurice, Milton and Patricia Jackson, all of Corsicana; two brothers and one sister.

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Emma Jackson
Died Nov 1930

Mrs. Emma Jackson Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Nov. 10. - Mrs. Emma Jackson, 65, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. O. Wheeler, in Galveston Saturday and the body was brought to Corsicana Monday morning and funeral services held with interment following in the Hamilton Cemetery beside her late husband, Lewis C. Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Indiana but had resided in Texas many years and for the last several years in Corsicana. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Wheeler; two grandchildren, Miss Elizabeth Wheeler and a grandson, Jack Wheeler, all of Galveston, and many relatives in Corsicana and Navarro County.

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William Harry Jack, Sr.
Died Jun. 1936

Funeral Rites Sunday For William H. Jack
Funeral services for William Harry Jack, 78, early Texas lawyer and resident of Corsicana for more than thirty years, who died Friday night at a Dallas hospital, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church, Corsicana.
Mr. Jack, a native of Mississippi, practiced law at Kaufman before going to Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, W. H. Jack Jr., Dallas lawyer; Cecil S. Jack, St. Louis, and J. C. Jack, Joinerville; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Sam Dillard, Dallas, and eight grandchildren.

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