Bobby Wayne Berrier
Jul 22, 1929 - Mar 22, 1952
Funeral Conducted for Bobby Berrier
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 25. - Funeral services for Bobby Wayne Berrier, 22, fatally injured Saturday in a truck collision in Northeast Navarro county, were
held Monday at the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist
Church, and the Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Berrier, Corsicana; a brother, Billy C. Berrier, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Dennie Bass, Corsicana, and her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Germany, Grandview, and Mrs. H. W. Berrier, Eddy.
James T. Berry
abt 1876 - Sep 1924
CORSICANA MAN DIES
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept 11. - James T. Berry, 48 years old, well-known Corsicana business man, died at his home, 511 North Eleventh street,
Wednesday night following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, with Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, four sons, Jack L., 20; James T. Jr., 18; Ford, 16, and Gene, 4, and a daughter, Miss Jessie, 13. He also is survived by three brothers, Frank Berry, Marietta, OK.; Sam Berry, Ardmore, Ok.; and Jack Berry, Elida, N. M., and three sisters, Mrs. Willie Summers, Waco; Mrs.
Bessie Wright, Dallas, and Mrs. Ethel Boston, Corsicana.
Mr. Berry was born at Zion's Rest Sept. 21, 1875, the son of W. M. and Susan Duncan Berry. He married Miss Minnie Morrow, who survives him, June 15, 1905.
Frank Colquitt. Benson
Mar 7, 1893 - Oct 6, 1918
A Few Brief Facts Concerning The Navarro County Boys Who Made The Supreme
Sacrifice Following is a list of the boys from Navarro county who made the
supreme sacrifice during the world war, whether being killed on the
battlefield or dying of disease in France or at the various army camps
throughout the country. After untiring work this list has been compiled and
is believed to be correct:
FRANK C. BENSON—Died of pneumonia. Died at Camp Merritt, New Jersey.
Was sick only five days, trained at Leon Springs, Texas. Entered the service
May 12, 1917. Was 25 years and 7 months old at time of death. Was a first
lieutenant. Body buried in Oakwood Cemetery,
Corsicana, Texas. Was single. Belonged to Ninth Detachment, Administration
Labor Company Commander. Address of deceased, Corsicana, Texas. Parents, Mr.
and Mrs. N. L. Benson, Corsicana, Texas.
Lieutenant Benson Dies at Camp Merritt
Special to The News
Corsicana, Texas, Oct. 7 - Lieutenant Frank Benson died last night at Camp Merritt, N. J., of Spanish influenza. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. L.
Benson of Corsicana and the is first Corsicana boy to die in the service, His body will be buried here.
Frank was born 07 Mar 1893 in Carrolton, GA. His parents were Mr.
and Mrs. N. L. Benson. He had worked for several years at the SA
Pace Grocery Company. He was medium height and build with brown eyes
and brown hair.
He left Corsicana on May 8, 1917 to train at Leon Springs, Texas.
Formally entering on May 12, 1917, he served as a first lieutenant
in the 90th Detachment, Administration Labor Company.
On the weekend of Nov 12, 1917, he visited his parents in Corsicana.
If the people of Navarro Co happen to visit the Majestic Theater in
Corsicana on December 4, 1917, they would have been treated a view
of Camp Logan at Houston, Texas, which was comprised of a group of
officers at that place that included Frank C. Benson. And he was
home again that year for the Christmas season. The second week of
Feb 1918 his mother went to visit with him in camp Logan.
He was at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, working night and day so was
even to busy to return his customary letters home when at the age of
25 years and 7 months he became very sick. His condition was
serious, and that a daily report of his condition would be wired to
the family. His father contacted Camp Merritt inquiring the nature
of the illness which as it turns out was Spanish influenza. Only
after a 5 day battle, on 06 Oct 1918, with the dreaded diseases he
was over come and crossed over the river. His mother left for New
York to accompany the remains of her son home to be buried with
military honors at the Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.
As Mr. Benson went to meet his wife with the remains of his son in
Tyler, TX, and escort them the rest of the way home. At this time
War Work Board committee comprised of W. H. Hastings, J. A.
Thompson, Orville Hyndman, Joel Trimble, Roy Thompson and Wm.
Clarkson Jr. held a meeting and decided to abandon the plans for the
funeral as first had been announced due to the fact that there is
now a quarantine on which prohibits any soldiers or military bands
from leaving camp.
With that announcement the funeral took place from the First Baptist
Church Saturday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. HW Vining
officiating and interment at Oakwood Cemetery with the following
pallbearers: Active, Jim Nick Garitty, Roy Thompson, Orville
Hyndman, Jas B. Robinson, Kerr McClellan, Houston Holland, Homer
Pace, Guy Tata of Dallas, Oscar Burns and Conrad Matthews; honorary
S. A. Pace, W. M. Wilson, Hon. Geo. T. Jester, C. H. DeLafosse, C.
E. Lee, Sam Millerman, Geo. F. Miller, Bige Tinkle, Lieut. S. S.
Shannon of Camp Upton, Capt. C. F. Judson of Camp Logan; Robt.
Childress, Beauford Jester, Tom Ransom, John Garitty, Robert Mower,
A. H. Berry of Mexia, Geo. K. Jester, Dr. Homer Jester, Geo.
DeLafosse, Byron Cheney, W. J. Cheney. Emmett Wilkerson, D. C.
Redden, Leon Guynes, W. L. Logan of Dallas, Otto Lowry, Clyde
Stroud, J. M. Hugh, Gus Mays, F. J. Lindsey, Tate Lindsey, A. A.
Wortham and K. M. Polk.
Tribute To Lieut. Benson printed in the Corsicana Daily Sun.
Thos Who Knew Him Best Praise His Virtues Most Highly
We whose names are signed to this article having worked side by side
with Lieut. Frank C. Benson as his fellow employee at the S. A. Pace
Grocery Company, desire to give this public expression of our esteem
of him and by this means publicly declare his worth, so much better
known to and so much better appreciated by us by reason of our
personal association with him in the every day concerns of life. At
the close of the public school in
Corsicana a little more than eight years ago, he began his career
with this institution by seeking and obtaining, from the President
of the Company, Mr. S. A. Pace, employment as a truck clerk. He
spent the summer months in this position, displaying talent and
energy, and noticeable fidelity and loyalty. These qualities were
observed by all of his associates and especially impressed Mr. Pace,
the manager of the company, who insisted upon his finishing school
and taking his diploma, with a view later of assuming a high and
It did not seem practicable to him to follow this advice and he
insisted upon continuing with the company and he was accordingly
retained and continued his services without interruption.
His promotion was steady from the first and at the time he responded
to the call of his country, about a. year and a half ago he left us
to devote himself to the national service for the period of the war
he occupied one of the most responsible positions in the office.
He was modest, unassuming and pleasant in all of his associations
and relations with the officers and employees of the company; and he
had the uniform esteem and affection of them all. We looked with
pride upon his successful career in the army. His career as a
soldier, we knew could not be other than an honor to himself and his
country, and we looked forward hopefully to the day when he would
return to the pursuit of his successful civilian career among us,
all being sure that his worth as a man would bring to him
distinction in the business world. Full devotion to duty was his
mark of distinction. Difficulties were never great enough to deter
him from its full performance. We take consolation from the fact
that he gave his life to his country in the line of duty.
Frank C. Benson is a noble example of the martyrs making the supreme
sacrifice, to the righteous war waged by the great country for which
he sacrificed a useful life filled with promise.
S. A. Pace, H. E. Pace, J. B. Robinson, J. H. Holland, J. B. Burns,
O. S. Burns, J. W. Cheney, J. M. Pugh, J. S. Beauchamp, H. K.
Wilder, F. L. House, John Nelms, Dave Jones, Lynn Adams, Ruth Curry,
Fern L. Benson
Nov 19, 1904 - Aug 3, 1933
BENSON - Corsicana, Texas. Aug. 4. - Funeral services for Mrs. N. L. Benson Jr., who died Thursday night in Altus, Ok., will be conducted Saturday
morning at the home of Mrs. N. L. Benson Sr. by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, a son, Ralph and her mother, Mrs. R. L. Munger, Jordan Valley, Ore.
Caroline (Parker) Benton
Apr 24, 1838 - Sep 30, 1921
BENTON - Corsicana, Texas, Oct. 1. - Mrs. Caroline Benton, 83 years old,
died at the home of her son-in-law, J. D. Ricker, at 10 o'clock last night and the funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The
Rev. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana, will conduct the services. She had been a resident of Navarro County for sixty-five years and had lived in Corsicana sixty years. She is survived by
three children, as follows: Mrs. J. D. Ricker of Corsicana, Mrs. B. O. Fry of Throckmorton County and C. A. Benton of Houston, and a sister, Mrs. E. Fowler of Corsicana.
Venerable Lady Passed Away
Had Been a Resident of Navarro County Sixty-Five
Mrs. Caroline Benton, aged 83 years, died at the
home of J. D. Ricker, her son-in-law, at 10 o'clock last night and the
funeral will take place at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon from the Ricker home, 620
South Sixteenth Street. The deceased had been a resident of Navarro county
for sixty-five years, and had lived in Corsicana sixty years. She is
survived by three children, Mrs. J. D. Ricker of Corsicana, Mrs. B. O. Fry
of Throckmorton county, and C. A. Benton of Houston; and a sister Mrs. E.
Fowler, of Corsicana.
She was greatly loved by a large circle of
friends and will be missed by all who knew her and were associated with her
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E.
P. Kennedy, and the following will act as pall bearers:
Active-J. C. Hughes, C. B. Lewis, Bige Tinkle, C.
N. Olsen, Carl Cole and Tom McElwee.
Honorary-Dr. T. A. Miller, Charles Langston, H.
J. Harvin, D. T. Neal and J. S. Murchison.
Corsicana Daily Sun, October 1, 1921
Daughter of John and Elizabeth (Pittman)
Parker; Wife of William Benton; Mother of Barnisa, Martha, James W.,
John D. and Columbus Benton.
Jan 13, 1890
Capt. P. McCammon
Capt. P. McCammon, an aged and honored citizen of this city, this morning, at 2:30 o'clock, breathed his last after a protracted and severe
illness. He was in the neighborhood of 70 years of age. The funeral rites were this afternoon conducted by Rev. D. H. Dudley in the First Presbyterian church, of which deceased was a deacon.
T. H. McCammon
abt 1879 - Oct 1918
T. H. McCammon, 39 years old, died yesterday at 413˝ South Ervay street.
He was employed in Dallas by one of the oil companies. His father, Daniel McCammon of Corsicana, will arrive in the city this morning to take charge
of the body.
October 24, 1918, Dallas, Texas
The body of T. H. McCammon, 39 years old, fireman on the Katy Railroad, who died Tuesday at 413˝ South Ervay street, was sent to Corsicana by
Undertakers Ed C. Smith & Bro. yesterday afternoon.
Died Dec 1931
Howard McClanahan Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Dec. 31. - Howard McClanahan, 28, died Wednesday following an operation and the body was forwarded to Pecan Gap, where the funeral
services will be conducted Thursday. Surviving are his wife, teacher in the Montfort schools; three children, Howard McClanahan Jr., Robert Ray McClanahan and Janis McClanahan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McClanahan,
Roane; two brothers, Hershell and Campbell McClanahan, and one sister, Miss Frances McClanahan, all of Roane.
Mar 18, 1856 - Jan 15, 1934
ARMSTRONG - Corsicana, Texas. Jan 16. Funeral services for Wesley Armstrong,
77, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday night at 8 o'clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Chatfield Church with burial in the Chatfield Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Miss Alma Armstrong, Corsicana; Mrs. Kate Smith, Dearborn, Mich., and Miss Jessie
Armstrong, Corsicana, and a son, Sam J. Armstrong, Powell. Mr. Armstrong was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in and near Corsicana for the last thirty-eight years.
Robert M. Fagg
Died Dec 1966
Funeral services for Robert M. Fagg, 60, of Lake Dallas, a former longtime Dallas resident and restaurateur, will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Monday in Sparkman's Ross Avenue Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Restland
Mr. Fagg died in Dallas Friday.
Mr. Fagg, a native of Dawson, Navarro County, was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of
the East Dallas Christian Church.
Survivors: Wife, a brother, Vernon Grover Fagg of Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. George S. Payne of Dallas and Mrs. Gladys Fagg Wilson of Lake Dallas.
James H. Farrald
Died Nov 1943
Corsicana Burial Set For James H. Farrald
The body of James H. Farrald, 68, Navarro County resident for more than fifty years, will be taken to Corsicana for funeral services there
Mr. Farrald died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. S. Keeling, 3205 Stanford. He came to Texas from Madison, Ala., and for a time was station agent to Purdon, near Corsicana. Later he became a merchant there,
but since retiring several years ago had lived in Corsicana.
Survivors are his children, Mrs. Keeling and James Hubert Farrald Jr., Dallas; Wendell Farrald, Shreveport, La.; D. A. Farrald, New Orleans, La.;
J. L. Farrald, St. Louis, Mo.; Lieut. Harry E. Farrald, Army; Mrs. Sam Price Palestine, and Mrs. E. Ray Vance, Fort Stockton, and seven grandchildren.
Lina (Lynch) Farrald
Apr 26, 1889 - Oct 18,
FARRALD - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 19 - Mrs. Lina Farrald, 42, of Barry, died
at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Lynch, here Sunday, and the funeral was held at Dresden Monday, where burial was made. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband, J. H. Farrald, Barry; four children, Hubert, Harry, Francis and Jack Farrald, all of Barry; parents and three brothers, A. O. Lynch, A. E. Lynch and Cecil Lynch, all of Corsicana. Pallbearers were
A. Keeling, F. G. Belote, D. D. Roberts, J. R. Evans, Marion Simpson and E. M. Palmer.
W. H. Faughn
Died Jun 1926
W. H. Faughn Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 9. - Funeral services for W. H. Faughn, 27 years old, who was killed in an explosion at Electra Monday, were held Wednesday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the residence of T. A. Waffer, 616 North Fourteenth street.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, two small children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Faughn of Prairie Point, and other relatives. He was formerly a resident
Clifton W. Faulk
May 25, 1885 - Jul 19, 1948
Clifton W. Faulk Buried at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 21. - Clifton W. Faulk, 63, native of Corsicana, died
Monday night in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are a brother, Robert A. Faulk, Montana; three sisters, Mrs. Kirk Ramsey and Mrs. W. N. Watson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. R.
Sep 25, 1851 - Nov 9, 1932
Pioneer Woman Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 10. - Mrs. Parthenia Faulk, 81, pioneer resident of
Navarro County, widow of the late Dr. H. B. Faulk of Corsicana, died at her home here an the funeral was held at the family home Thursday afternoon with
burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are three sons, R. A. Faulk, Turner's Valley, Canada, H. W. and
Clifton Faulk, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. ___ Ramsey and Mrs.
Maggie Clemons both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. E. Newton, Temple; two
sisters, Mrs. Angie Morgan, San Antonio, and Mrs. Nellie Morgan, Fort Worth.
R. I. Feagin
Died Aug 1927
Former Corsicana Man Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 24. - Word was received in Corsicana early Wednesday
that R. I. Feagin, former Corsicana resident for many years, died in
Harrisburg, Texas, early Wednesday morning, and that the body would arrive
in Corsicana early Thursday morning. No funeral arrangements have been made.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Fulton, and a stepson, M. P.
Lee of Dallas.
Walter Hudson Fendley
Feb 1, 1886 - May 26, 1940
W. H. Fendley, 54, Dies at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. May 27. - Walker H. Fendley, 54, credit and collection
manager of a branch of the Farm Credit Administration, Dallas, died here
early Sunday while visiting relatives. Funeral services were held here at
Monday. Prior to becoming connected with the FCA, Fendley was vice-president
of the Central State Bank here. He was a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite
Surviving are his wife of Dallas, Mrs. Melitka Knox Fendley; his mother,
Mrs. C. M. Fendley; a brother, Harrison Fendley, and a sister, Miss Ethel
Fendley, all of Corsicana.
Alice R. Ferguson
Died Jul 1914
Ferguson - Corsicana, Tex., July 17. - Mrs. Alice R. Ferguson, wife of W. E.
Ferguson, died at the family home Wednesday and the funeral took place
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Henry W. Ferguson
Died Jul 1950
Henry W. Ferguson
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 6 - Henry W. Ferguson, 75, long-time resident of the
St. Elmo community, died here Wednesday.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Loyd of
Anniston, Ala., and Mrs. Lillie Skelton of Red Bay, Ala.
Marcus L. Fesmire
Dec 8, 1855 - Aug 21, 1934
FESMIRE - Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 22 - Funeral services for M. L. Fesmire,
78, long-time resident of Navarro County, who died at his home Tuesday, were
held at the family residence Wednesday afternoon. Surviving are four
daughters, Miss Lula Fesmire and Miss Lizzie Fesmire of Corsicana, Mrs.
Ollie Soape of Angus and Mrs. Lillian Soape of Tyler; and one son, B. H.
Fesmire of New Mexico.
Bruce C. Fields
Died May 1936
FIELDS - Corsicana, Texas. May 6. - Bruce C. Fields, 57, long-time resident
of Navarro County, died at a local hospital Wednesday. Funeral services will
be held Thursday afternoon. Mr. Fields had resided on the Navarro road near
Lake Halbert twelve years. Surviving are his wife; six children, Mrs. Frank
Michaels and Mrs. Lonzo Davis, both of Marshall; Wallace Roebuck Fields,
Alvin Fields, Jimmie Fields and Francis Fields, all of Corsicana; two
brothers, Joe Fields, Corsicana, and Dick Fields, Fort Worth, and a sister,
Miss Hester Fields, Corsicana.
Richard W. Fields
Died Oct 1948
Richard W. Fields Dies of Heart Attack
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 28. - Richard W. Fields, 38, died Wednesday after a
heart attack Tuesday.
Surviving are his wife, three children, Jimmy Ray, Joe A. and Dorothy Fields, all of Corsicana; mother, living in Marshall; four brothers, Ray
Fields, Corsicana; Clyde and Roger Fields, both of Houston, and Holman
Fields, Grass Valley, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Wilson, Grass
Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Edgar Boze, Shreveport, La.
Bryant L. Finch
1853 - Dec 1941
FINCH - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 25. - Funeral services for B. L. Finch, 88,
who died at his home Tuesday, were held on Wednesday. A native of Tennessee,
he had resided in Navarro County for the past thirty-six years. He had been
an elder in the Presbyterian Church for sixty-seven years. Surviving are two
daughter, Mrs. B. A. Crofford and Mrs. E. E. Babers; a granddaughter, Mrs.
Robert Stell Jr., and two great-grandchildren, Bobbie and Sue Stell, all of
Mat S. Finch
Died Jul 21, 1898
FINCH - Corsicana, Tex., July 22. - At 10 o'clock last night Mr. Mat S.
Finch, mayor of Chatfield, this county, died at his home in that place of
- Submitted by
- Jul 22, 1898
- Probably Matthew Scruggs Finch
Mrs. S. B. Baker
Died Jan 1939
Mrs. S. B. Baker, 90, long-time resident of the Petty's Chapel community,
died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. T.
Ammonnette, at El Paso.
Died Oct 1917
Blackman - Corsicana, Texas, Oct. 4. - Mrs. Nannie Blackman, wife of S. A.
Blackman, died Tuesday night at the age of 72. Besides her husband, the
deceased is survived by the following grown children: Mrs. J. H. Cardwell,
Corbet; Mrs. B. B. Thorp, Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Vaughn, Navarro, and James,
Charles and Will Blackmon of Corsicana.
Died Sep 1948
Johnson Daniels, 59, formerly of Hill county, died at his home at Angus
Monday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Hillsboro.
Surviving are his wife of Angus; daughters, Mrs. J. T. Ballinger, Angus;
Mrs. Sam Barrett, Itasca; and Mrs. Harold Johnson, Frost; son, Johnson
Daniels, Jr., Angus; brothers, Ed. and Guy Daniels, both of Waco, and Gay
B. L. Davies
Died Aug 1945
Veteran Attorney Dies at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas. Aug. 12. - B. L. Davies, 81, practicing attorney here
sixty years, died early Sunday.
A native Texan and graduate of Southwestern University in 1883. Davis was an
original managing trustee of the Navarro Community Foundation.
Davis came to Corsicana as a child on the first passenger train to enter the
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. B. W. George, Corsicana; three sons, Lt.
Col. Charles J. Davis, United States Army, Washington; David W. Davis, New
York City, and Guy A. Davis, San Antonio.
Funeral services will be held here at 5 p.m. Monday.
Died Oct 1939
Simon Daniels, 74, Dies at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 24. - Simon Daniels, 74, hardware merchant, died
Tuesday a few minutes after he had walked out of the courthouse where he had
testified in a lawsuit in which a daughter, Mrs. Flora Frankfort, Waco, was
seeking an accounting and partition of Daniels' estate. He was stricken on
the courthouse yard while walking with a daughter and attorney, and died in
a few minutes.
A native of Poland, Daniels had been a resident of Corsicana fifty-eight
Surviving are five sons, Dave, George, Albert, Leon and Louis Daniels, all
of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Frankfort, Waco; Mrs. Louis Goldberg and
Mrs. Ben Levey, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. David Kamen, Athens, and twelve
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the family home.
Mrs. W. M.
Died Feb 1950
Mrs. W. M. Davidson Of Corsicana Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 3. - Mrs. W. M. Davidson died in a Dallas hospital
Friday. Funeral services will be at the Westminster Presbyterian Church here
at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Breithaput Jr. of
Corsicana, and Miss Helen Davidson, Tyler teacher; a grandchild and a
sister, Mrs. R. R. Cocke of Corsicana.
Died Sep 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kate Davies, 79, of 802 Hollywood, will be
held at 6 p.m. Monday at Lamar & Smith Funeral Chapel, 800 West Jefferson.
Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Davies died Saturday at her home after a long illness.
A native of Corsicana, she had lived in Dallas since 1919. Her husband, John
R. Davies, died in Corsicana.
She was a member of the Tyler Street Methodist Church and the Whosoever Will
Sunday School Class.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. B. B. Belknap, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs.
John MacConnal, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. George Brown, Dallas; two
sons, Glen M. Davies, Irving, and Marvin H. Davies, Dallas; three sisters,
Mrs. J. S. Doolin, Mrs. S. H. Kealy and Mrs. Lou Emma Quarles, all of
Dallas; three brothers, W. H. White, Corsicana, and S. E. White and Marvin
M. White, both of Navarro, seven grandchildren and one great grandson.
George W. Davis
Died Apr 1938
DAVIS - Corsicana, Texas. April 21. - George W. Davis, 55, died at his home
Thursday. Funeral services will be held Friday. Surviving are his wife and
Jefferson Davis McCleary
Died Oct 1932
Jeff Davis McCleary Buried at Bazette
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct 26. - Funeral services for Jeff Davis McCleary, 71,
were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Methodist Church at
Bazette, with burial in the Bazette
Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. R. A.
Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, A. D. McCleary, Corsicana; William
McCleary, Purdon, and Jack McCleary, Powell; three daughters, Mrs.
Winnie Paschal, Corsicana; Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Powell, and Miss Margaret
McCLeary, Powell; two brothers, John W. McCleary and James L.
McCleary, both of Corsicana, and four sisters, Mrs. Kate Harris, Vernon;
Mrs. Laura Meyers, Dallas; Mrs. Sadie Selman, Kemp, and Mrs. Ona Bowling,
October 26, 1932 (second article, same date)
Jeff Davis McCleary, 71, died here Tuesday morning. Funeral services were
held from the Methodist Church at Bazette Wednesday afternoon with burial in
the Bazette Cemetery, the Rev. R. A. Crosby, officiating.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary McCleary, Powell; three sons, A. D.
McCleary, Corsicana; William McCleary, Purdon, and Jack McCleary, Powell;
three daughters, Mrs. Winnie Paschal, Corsicana; Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson,
Powell, and Miss Margaret McCleary, Powell.
Mrs. E. D.
Died Aug 1954
Mrs. E. D. McCarver, passed away early Sunday at Memorial Hospital, age 77.
Survived by three sons, C. J. McCarver, Alberquerque, N. M.; Farley McCarver,
Corsicana ; James Lawrence McCarver, Orange; four daughters, Mrs. E. H.
Hancock, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Mildred Harrison, Corsicana; Mrs.
John D. Cagle, North Hollywood, Calif.; Mrs. Tom J. Cole, Almos. Calif.
Eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending arrival of relatives.
McCammon Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mrs. R. M.
Amanda Viola (Petty) McCarter
Died May 1954
Mrs. McCarter's Rites Conducted
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. R. M. McCarter, 76, lifelong resident of Navarro
County, died at her home in Kerens Saturday following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church in Kerens Sunday.
Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, J. K. McCarter, Kerens, and N. E.
McCarter, Baytown; two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Godley, Powell, and Mrs. J.
J. Upchurch, Tyler; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Died Jun 1948
W. H. Davis Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 20. - William Henry Davis, 79, died at his home here,
following an extended illness. Surviving are a son, Hulan Davis, Longview;
five daughters, Mrs. Jewell Kuykendall, Los Angeles; Mrs. Olga Rutledge,
Corsicana; Mrs. Pearl Honea, El Paso; Mrs. Ora Hobbs, Tucson, Ariz.; and
Mrs. Claudia Curry, Odessa; a sister, Mrs. Sulla Stoward, Mexia.
Died Jun 1907
DAVIS - Corsicana, Tex., June 23. - Will Davis, a member of Hose Company No.
2 of the Corsicana fire department died this morning at 7 o'clock.
Mrs. J. C. Nelson
Died Nov 1942
NELSON - Corsicana, Texas. - Mrs. J. C. Nelson, 92, died Friday night at the
home of a son, D. R.
Nelson, and funeral services will be held at Mount Calm Monday with burial
in the Mount Calm Cemetery. A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Nelson had resided
in Texas forty-eight years. Surviving are five sons: W. H.
Nelson, Daytona Beach, Fla.; A. J. Nelson, Goose Creek; J. D. Nelson, New
London; D. R. Nelson, Corsicana, and George F. Nelson, Goose Creek.
John Keith Davis
Feb 2, 1911 - June 23, 1953
John Keith Davis Dies at Houston
John Keith Davis, 42-year-old vice-president of the Kelley Manufacturing
Company at Houston and a former resident of Dallas, died Tuesday night in
Houston, the Associated Press reported.
Davis was president of the Texas chapter, American Steel Window Association.
He was employed by the Kelley company for several years in Dallas before
moving to Houston as vice-president.
Survivors include his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. Davis of
West Plains, Mo.
Funeral services will be held in Corsicana, but arrangements have not been
J. K. Davis Rites Held On Friday
Funeral services for John Keith Davis, 42, who died in Houston
Tuesday, were held from the Westminster Presbyterian church Friday
at 3 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the
church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
Davis was vice president and sales manager of the Kelly
Manufacturing Company of Houston, and was president of the Texas
Chapter of the American Steel Warehouse association, and was a
member of the Salesmanship club.
Surviving are his wife of Houston, the former Miss Ethel Larrison of
Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. Davis, West Plains, Mo.; a
brother, L. W. Davis, Springfield, Mo., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were George McMahon, L. L. Dorsett, Robert S. Foley,
William Walker, George H. Reese and J. A. Rupiper.
Katie Ethel (Harrell) Caples
Mar 18, 1884 - Mar 12, 1932
CAPLES - Corsicana, Texas, March 14 - Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Ethel
Caples, 47, of Blooming Grove, who died in Pursley were held from the
Pursley Baptist Church Sunday with burial in the Pursley Cemetery. The
services were conducted by the Rev. G. H. Vaughn. Baptist minister of
Pursley. Surviving are her husband, Calvin Caples, of Blooming Grove; a son,
James Caples of Blooming Grove; a son, James Caples of Blooming Grove; a
sister, Mrs. Clara Murray of Pursley, and a brother, Lee Merrill of Mildred.
Pallbearers were Max Ganze<?>, Lee Hardin<?>, Andy Belts, Edmund Scroggins,
B. T. Ray and O. T. Belts.
BLOOMING GROVE WOMAN BURIED AT PURSLEY SUNDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Ethel Caples, aged 47 years, of
Blooming Grove, who died in Pursley Saturday morning at 10:20
o’clock were held from the Pursley Baptist church Sunday afternoon
at 3 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The services
were conducted by Rev. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister of Pursley.
Surviving are her husband, Calvin Caples, Blooming Grove; a son
James Caples, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Clara Murray, Pursley;
and a brother, Lee Harrell, Mildred.
Pallbearers were Max Ganze, Lee Hardin, Andy Bolin, Edmund
Scroggins, D. T. Ray and O. T. Nutt.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Tuesday, March 15, 1932
- w/o Calvin Caples d/o Alex Harrell and Mary (Douglas)
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Alice (Atkinson) McMillan
Feb 6, 1917 - Jun 23, 2005
Alice McMillan of Corsicana and formerly of Irving passed away June 23,
2005. She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Powell.
Alice is survived by her husband, Jerry McMillan of Blooming Grove;
daughters, Mary Alice McMillan and Betty Joyce Gribble, both of Irving;
brother, George Atkinson of Itasca; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild
and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Navarro Mills
Baptist Church near Purdon with the Rev. Bob Reid officiating. Interment
will follow at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
Arrangements by Ben F. Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, Irving.
McMillan, 88, of Corsicana, formerly of Irving, died June 23, 2005.
McMillan She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Powell.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Navarro Mills
Baptist Church in Purdon. Rev. Bob Reid officiated. Burial followed at Oak
Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry McMillan of Blooming Grove; two
daughters, Mary Alice McMillan of Irving and Betty Joyce Gribble of Irving;
a brother, George Atkinson of Itasca; four grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.
Oct 1, 1949 - Jun 24, 2005
Shirley Ann Moreau, 55, of Barry, was promoted to glory on Friday,
June 24, 2005 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Corley Funeral Home in
Corsicana, with Pastors Charles and Lauren Womack officiating.
Interment will be at Dresden
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Corley
Shirley is survived by her husband of 32 years, Johny Moreau of Barry,
daughters and sons-in-law, Danielle and Marc Neagle of Barry and Rachel and
Jimmy Seaton of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren: Carly Neagle, Daisy
Seaton, Emily Moreau, Seth Seaton, Jared Neagle and Jaci Leigh Seaton.
Shirley is also survived by her parents, Isaac and Bobbie Beam of Barry,
brother and sister-in-law, Otis and Deni Beam of Barry, and numerous
nephews, nieces and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Scott Reed, Russell Reed, Jacob Reed, Bradley Beam,
Matthew Beam, Tony Moreau, Jonathan McCullom and James Arnett.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Shirley Ann Moreau
Mrs. Shirley Moreau, 55, of Barry passed away on Friday, June 24, 2005
in Tyler. She was born on October 1, 1949 in Corsicana, Texas. Visitation
will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at the funeral
home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2005
at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Wommack officiating.
Interment will be in the Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Reed,
Russell Reed, Jacob Reed, Bradley Beam, Matthew Beam, James Arnett, Jonathan
McCollum, and Tony Moreau. Survivors include her Husband Johny Moreau of
Barry, Daughter's & Sons-in-Law Danielle & Marc Neagle of Barry and Rachel &
Jimmy Seaton of Blooming Grove, Granddaughter Carly Neagle of Barry,
Granddaughter Daisy Seaton of Vernon, Granddaughter Emily Moreau, Grandson
Seth Seaton of Vernon, Grandson Jared Neagle of Barry, Granddaughter Jacie
Leigh Seaton of Vernon, Parents Ike & Bobbie Beam of Barry, and Brother &
Sister-in-Law Otis & Deni Beam of Barry
Bobby Dwain Platt
Jul 17, 1942 - Jun 24, 2005
Bobby Dwain Platt, 62, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, June 24, 2005. He
was born July 17, 1942, in Poolsville, Texas.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home on Sunday June
26. Services will be Monday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery with
Rev. C. Dan Layne officiating. Internment will be at
Platt was an ordained minister with the Baptist church, and served as
assistant Pastor with the Kerens Missionary Baptist Church for several
years. He was also a veteran, having served in the
U.S. Air Force.
Platt was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Vivian Platt and
grandson Austin Chance Platt.
Platt was survived by his wife, Celestine Platt of Corsicana; sons, David
Platt of Grand Valley, Penns. and Robert Platt of Palestine; daughters,
Kathleen Platt of Palestine, Tonya Smith of Wisconsin and Karen Langford of
San Antonio; sons and daughters-in-laws, Gregory and Paula Platt of
Corsicana and Shannon and Christy Platt of Jacksonville; daughter and
son-in-law, Ronda and Dwayne Webb of Corsicana; sister, Dorothy Jennings of
Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Rick Putman of Corsicana;
brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Meredith Platt of Mildred and 10
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.