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Roderick G. Daniel
Died Apr. 1948

War Veteran Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, April 20 (Special) - Funeral services for Roderick G. Daniel, 61, World War I veteran, who died here Saturday night, were held in Ennis Monday afternoon, with interment in the Myrtle cemetery. Native of Mississippi, Daniel resided in Ennis for forty years prior to moving to Corsicana last November. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Daniel, Corsicana; and four brothers, Will and Charlie Daniel, both of Corsicana; Roy and Jodie Daniel, both of Austin.

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Robert Hiram Daniel
May 17, 1859 - Jan. 17, 1938

Resident of Kerens Since Town's Beginning Is Dead at 79
Special to The News
KERENS, Texas, Jan. 17 - R. H. Daniel, 79, a native of this community and a resident of Kerens since the town was named, died at his home Monday. His parents came here in 1853 from Alabama and of the family two sisters remain. Daniel engaged in the mercantile business at the town's beginning and was in business here more than fifty years. He was active in church and Masonic circles. He is survived by one son, R. S. Daniel of Corsicana, and three daughters, Misses Carrie and Erin Daniel of Kerens and Miss Mary Elizabeth Daniel of Wharton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

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PROMINENT KERENS RESIDENT BURIED THERE ON TUESDAY

KERENS, Jan. 19.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Kerens Tuesday, January 18, at 2 p.m., for R. H. Daniel, pioneer resident of this community, who died at the family home at an early hour Monday morning.

“Uncle Bob,” as he was familiarly known to all, lived to be 78 years old, spending his entire life within a radius of four miles of Kerens. Born on May 17, 1860, at Old Wadeville, he moved to Kerens when the town was founded, a young man of some 20 years, and opened with W. S. Price, the firm known for 50 years, as Daniel, Price & Co., dry goods, hats and shoes. He operated this business until his retirement about six years ago.

He was married to Miss Jennie Stokes, who preceded him in death several years ago. To this union were born five children, Robert S. Daniel of Corsicana, Carrie, Erin and Mary Elizabeth Daniel of Kerens survive. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ola Kimes, Kerens, and Mrs. Bob Melear of Trinidad, and six grandchildren, Mrs. A. J. Gibson, Itasca; Mrs. E. C. Newsome, Kerens; Robert Daniel Gladewater; Martha, Ralph and Billy Daniel of Denton, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was a charter member of the Presbyterian church when it was organized in 1869, and remained active in its various organizations until ill health prevented his attendance a year or two ago. At the time of his death he was senior elder.

Services were conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart, present pastor, assisted by Rev. C. E. Wilkins of the Methodist church, and Rev. M. O. Cheek of the Baptist church. Interment was in the Kerens Cemetery, under the direction of the P. N> Stockton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were A. J. Gibson, Eck Newsome, John D. Weedin, John Joplin, Ralph and Robert Daniel, Jr.

Among the many present for the services from other places were: Miss Kate Cherry, Dallas; Mrs. Hattie Roach, Rusk; Mrs. J. M. Langord, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Joylin and son, John, Rusk; Mrs. Oscar Orrick and daughter, Norma, Malakoff; Mrs. W. P. Crews, Mrs. J. C. McCollum and Mrs. H. A. Houghton, Trinidad; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Boswell, Barry; B. R. and L. A. Bonner, Eureka; Miss Grace Melear, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Melear, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Melear, Trinidad; Mrs. C. C. Turner and Mrs. W. Berry, Dawson; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Steele, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Farmer, B. F. Shaw, Jim Pugh, Lawrence Ransom, Mr. and Mrs. Mid Caston, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McClellan, Miss Allie Johnson, Miss Mollie Gibson, Mrs. Hay Melear and son, Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Daniel, Doyle Pevehouse, Judge Paul Miller, Cleo Miller, H. J. Harvin, Miss Kittie Cherry, J. A. Jarrell, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Martin, Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell, Judge J. S. Callicutt, Ramsey Cox, G. H. Brown, Charles Banister, J. O. Burke, C. L. Knox, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Bomar, Mrs. Stella Delahay and daughter, Gene; R. B. Mitchell, Will Rush, Miss Lida Reed, Mrs. George Boyd of Corsicana, and a host of others whose names were not obtained.

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Robert Henry Daniels
Died Sep. 1925

Corsicanian Found Dead in His Bed
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 27. - R. H. Daniels, 50, well-known business man of Corsicana, was found dead in bed Sunday morning. He was alone in his room. Mr. Daniels evidently had been dead several hours when friends discovered him lying on the bed with clothes on. Physicians said he probably had died soon after retiring Saturday night.
Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife of Corsicana, a Daughter, Mrs. Lake Littlejohn, Marshall; two brothers, Charles Daniels, Newcastle, and John Daniels, New Orleans, and a sister, Mrs. Callie Reddell of Houston.

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Robert Henry Daniels
31 May 1875-26 Sep 1925

Robert H Daniels Found Dead Early Hour On Sunday
Remains Well Known Corsicana Man Buried Oakwood Mon. Afternoon
Funeral services for R. H. Daniels, 50 years old, who was found dead in his room Sunday morning were held at the family residence 618 North Twenty-Sixth Street, at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Active pall bearers were John Redden, N. C. Goodman, C. H. Allen, S. B. Robinson, Tom McElwee and Arthur Levi. Honorary pallbearers were named as follows: Jack Ricker, Will S. Knight, Lawrence Treadwell, A. A. Allison, Wilmot Curtis, Cullen Dunn, Lawrence Wood, Sterling Wood, W. V. Mowlam, H. L. Stone, Hawkins Scarborough, Ed M. Polk, E. A. Johnson, Tom Cobb, A. P. Young, Charlie Lewis, Fred Allison, John C. Hughes, C. C. Cunningham, J. C. Morgan, Willis Stames, W. M. Peck, Jr., Sol Gottfieb, T. J. Hickey, Jack Hays, Walter Hayes, T. P. Hayes, Gus Wiedman, Liston Tatum, Robert Childress, Wesley Redden, Bill Brown, I. N. Cerf, A. E. Haslam, Hal M. Peck, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. Dubart Miller, Raleigh Abernathy, W. C. Stovall, Will Herman, Abe Levine, Bob Johnston, Max Almond, Felix De Le Fosse, Chris L. Knox, Albert Levi, Ewing Edens, Hawk Deckard, Adolph Leverman, S. H. King, Roger Frost, Bob Frazier, L. C. Coulson, J. Nick Garitty, Ed Baum, all of Corsicana and Marion Martin, El Paso.
Mr. Daniels was born in Corsicana and had lived here all his life, and was well known in Corsicana and Navarro county. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Lake Littlejohn, Marshall; two brothers, Charles Daniels, Newcastle, Texas; John Daniels, New Orleans, and one sister, Mrs. Callie Reddell, Houston. All the relatives, except John Daniels were in attendance at the funeral, and efforts to locate him by telegraph were unavailing.

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  • Son of E B and Frances (Carter) Daniels, husband of Flora Louise (Fowler) Daniels; father of Gretchen and Louise
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

G. W. Davis
September 28, 1898

Death of Judge Davis
Corsicana, Tex., Sept. 28. - Judge G. W. Davis of Oak Cliff, who was one of the victims in the Central wreck in Chambers creek bottom, died about midnight last night and his remains were shipped to Dallas by his wife and daughters, who have been attending him. The judge while he rallied at one time and gave evidences of improvement never recovered consciousness, and he died without recognizing any of those who were at his bedside.
Mr. A. B. Yantis of Robey, another of the seriously injured, is not so well this afternoon and there is some alarm on account of his condition.
Dr. Jester was seen by The News correspondent this afternoon and stated that while they had hopes that he would recover, Mr. Yantis was a very sick man and still in great danger.


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Mrs. Jodie Daniel
Died Nov. 1945

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Jodie Daniel
CORSICANA Texas, Nov. 18. - Mrs. Jodie Daniel, 89, pioneer Corsicana resident, died in Houston.
Funeral services were held Sunday.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clara Tidd, Houston; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Sloan, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie White, Plainview.

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Julia Davis
abt 1845 - Dec. 1920

DAVIS. - Corsicana, Texas, Dec. 15. - Mrs. Julia Davis, 75 years old, mother of County Superintendent Davis, who died at Kerens, this county, Sunday night, was buried in the Long Prairie Cemetery Monday afternoon; Mrs. Davis made her home in Corsicana with her son, he being her only child, and was in Kerens on a visit when she was taken sick. She had been a resident of Navarro County for many years and her funeral was largely attended.

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Hugh Davis
Died Feb 1968

Funeral services for Hugh Davis, 55, of Cleburne, a former registration clerk at the Hotel Adolphus, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Crosier-Pearson Funeral Chapel in Cleburne. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. (Rose Hill in Cleburne ?)
A native of Emhouse, Navarro County, Davis lived in Dallas for several years before moving to Cleburne over a year ago. He died here Friday.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, Scottish Rite, the Dallas Consistory, and the Cook Peavy Masonic Lodge AF & AM and Moslah Temple Shrine both in Fort Worth.
Survivors: Sister, Mrs. Billie Rogers, and a brother, Loyd Davis, both of Irving.

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Mrs. H. B. Daviss
Died Oct. 1949

Mrs. H. B. Daviss, 78, died at her home here Saturday night. She was the widow of the late H. B. Daviss, former County Attorney and District Judge here.
Surviving are three sons, three daughters, four brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

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Mrs. R. E. Davis
Died Jul. 1953

Ex-Resident Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 8. - Mrs. R. E. Davis, 76, former Corsicana resident, died in Beaumont.
Funeral rites were held there Wednesday. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Butler Jr. of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. J. G. Martell of Houston, Mrs. Jack Dies of Austin and Mrs. Alf Hegem of Tulsa; a brother, Tom Hooks of New Orleans, La., and a grandson.

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Mrs. George Neal
Died Mar. 1928

NEAL - Teague, Freestone Co., Texas, March 27. - Mrs. George Neal died early Monday morning at the family residence in Teague. Funeral services and burial were held at Corsicana Tuesday. Mrs. Neal is survived by her husband and two children.

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Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" (UNKNOWN) Patterson-Davis
May 05, 1887 - Jun 2, 1944

Mrs. E. Davis Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, June 4. - Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, 87, who died at her home in Kaufman Friday, was buried in the Grange Hall Cemetery Sunday, following services at Cryer Creek.
Surviving are five sons, J. W. Patterson, Ennis; K. A. Patterson, Ryan, Okla.; C. A. Patterson, Itasca, Calif.; R. L. Davis, Corsicana, and Bruce Davis, Stamford; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Powell, Kaufman; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Boyd, Rule.

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MRS. ELIZABETH DAVIS DIED AT KAUFMAN; BE BURIED GRANGE HALL

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, age 87 years, who died Friday afternoon at Kaufman, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'-clock from the Cryer Creek Baptist church with  Rev. Mr. Almond conducting the rites. Burial will be in Grange Hall cemetery.

Surviving are five sons, J. W. Patterson, Ennis; K. A. Patterson, Ryan, Okla.; C. A. Patterson, Itasca, Cal.; R. L. Davis, Corsicana; Bruce Davis, Stamford; a daughter Mrs. Lola Powell, Kaufman; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Boyd, Rule, and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Mrs. M. L. Bird
Died Nov. 1947

Mrs. M. L. Bird Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 27. - Mrs. M. L. Bird, 65, native of Corsicana but resident of Vernon for many years, died of a heart attack Tuesday a few minutes after arriving home in a car following a visit with relatives and friends here.
Surviving are three sons, three grandchildren and a sister.

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Joseph "Joe" Nagy, Sr.
Mar 15, 1879 - Mar 26, 1929

Joe Nagy Burned
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 28. - Funeral services for Joe Nagy, 55, resident of Corsicana, who was killed when he fell from a windmill at his ranch near Dilly, were held here Thursday, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, eight children, three brothers and two sisters.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE NAGY WILL BE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Joe Nagy, 55, former resident of Corsicana, who was killed Tuesday morning when he fell from a windmill at his ranch, near Dilly, Texas, 75 miles south of San Antonio, will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. V. Graffeo.

The body will arrive in Corsicana at an early hour Thursday morning and will be taken to the Sutherland Funeral Home until time for the funeral Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, several children, one brother, one sister and other relatives.

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W. H. (Harry) Bird
27 Jul 1882 - 28 Aug 1950

Corsicana Rites Set for W. H. Bird, Victim of Attack
Funeral services for W. H. (Harry) Bird, 67, brother of Mrs. James D. Gee, 5206 Miller, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Corsicana. He lived in Fort Stockton, Pecos County.
Bird died Monday of his [sic] injuries received when he was attacked and robbed several months ago in Galveston.
He was born in Commerce, Hunt County, and moved to Corsicana as a young man. He later worked as an undertaker in Fort Stockton. He was a clerk in a Galveston tourist court at the time of the robbery. He was sent to a Fort Stockton hospital after the attack.
He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Gee; a brother, Mark E. Bird, Los Angeles, Calif., and two nieces and a nephew
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W. T. Bingham
Died May 1924

CORSICANA MAN FOUND DEAD IN IS BED
SPecial to The News
CORSICANA, Texas May 11. - W. T. Bingham, 73 years old, was found dead in bed Sunday morning at the home of his son-in-law, C. R. Steeley (sic). Death was from natural causes.
Mr. Bingham had been a resident of Corsicana for thirty years and is survived by the following children; Mrs. C. R. Steeley, Mrs. W. A. Dobbins and W. F. Bingham, all of Corsicana, and O. B. Bingham of El Dorado, Ark.

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Beulah Florence (Jeffries) Finch
Abt 1883 - Dec 1931

Dec 26, 1931

Beulah Finch, died

FINCH - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 28. - Mrs. Beulah Finch, 48, wife of W. B. Finch, died at the family residence in the Chatfield community Saturday. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Boyd Finch, at sea, and James Haden Finch of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Hagen Freeman and Misses Catherine, Martha Frances and Doris Jean Finch, all of Chatfield; father, W. H. Jeffries, Corsicana; a brother, Fred Jeffries, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Acy Guynes of Oregon City, and Mrs. Ben Lonsford of Borger.

December 28, 1931

FINCH - Corsicana, Texas, Dec. 28 - Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Finch, 48, wife of W. B. Finch, who died at the family home in Chatfield, were held at Chatfield Sunday with burial in the Chatfield Cemetery. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Boyd Finch and James Hayden Finch of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Hagen Freeman, Misses Catherine, Martha Frances and Doris Jean Finch, all of Chatfield; father, W. H. Jeffers, Corsicana; a brother, Fred Jeffers, Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Acy Guynes of Oregon City and Mrs. Ben Lonsford of Borger. The services were conducted by the Rev. Walter Griffith, Methodist minister of Barry, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister of Corsicana, and the Rev. R. R. Heizer, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist Church. Pallbearers were J. S. Finch, G. F. Freeman, W. P. Thorp, B. F. Marchbanks, R. E. Montfort and J. B. Lonsford.

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James Obe Davis
Died Nov. 1947

Malakoff Man Dies
Special to The News
ATHENS, Texas, Nov. 15. - Funeral services for James Obe Davis, Route 1, Malakoff, who died in a local hospital after a short illness, were held at the Cross Roads Methodist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery near Corsicana.
Surviving are two sons, James N. Davis and O. Davis, both of Malakoff, and three daughters, Mrs. Ollie Turlington of Malakoff, Mrs. Opal Ross of Corsicana and Mrs. Ruby Owens of Barry.
 

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Lona Davis
Died Feb. 1929

Corbet Woman Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 8 - Funeral services for Mrs. Lona Davis, 46, wife of J. O. Davis of Corbet, Navarro County, who died Wednesday night at 7:15 o'clock, were held from the family residence Friday afternoon with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are her husband and four children.

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Charles H. Biddy
Nov 24, 1927 - Dec 9, 1932

Corsicana Boy Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 9. - Charles Biddy, 5 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Biddy, died at the family residence on the Corsicana-Corbet road just outside of Corsicana Thursday night at midnight and the funeral will be held at the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

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Andrew Jackson “Jack” Green
Aug 22, 1915 - Jun 23, 2005

Green
Andrew Jackson “Jack” Green, 89, of Salem. NM went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 23, 2005. Jack was born Aug. 22, 1915 in Corsicana, TX to James Henry and Amanda Eola Cornett Green both of whom preceded him in death.
Jack was a veteran of the US Army and he served his country proudly and honorably for the duration of world war two as a non commissioned officer. Jack was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and American Defense Medal. Jack was a member of the Hatch Church of Christ. Jack had a love for the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish, and to work in his garden. He also loved playing his fiddle, talking to people but most of all spending time with a1l his family, friends and neighbors who knew and loved him.
Jack is survived by Opal his wife of 57 years, their son Ron Green and wife Amie of Roswell, New Mexico; granddaughter Stacie Boswell and husband Sid of Blacksburg, Virginia; Grandson Bryce of Denver, Colorado. He is also survived by son Tom Green; grandson Aaron and granddaughter Ruth Ann all of Corpus Christi, Texas. Jack is survived by one brother Delbert Green of California. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his daughter Opal Olie Darlene Green. Jack was also preceded in death by one sister Myrtle Ruff, and four brothers, George, Jeff, Thirine and Sam Green.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at the Church of Christ in Hatch, NM with Rev. Jim Wood officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso. TX at 2:00 p.m. also on Tuesday Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home corner of Solano and Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM. 526-2419. For private condolences log on to: www.getzfuneralhome.com

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Exa Matlock
Mar 21, 1914 - Jun 24, 2005

Exa Matlock, a retired, longtime business teacher at Conroe High School, died June 24, 2005, at her residence at Ainsley Courte Assisted Living Facility located in Cypress. She was born March 21, 1914, in Frost to pioneer Texas physicians John W. Matlock and Robbie Davis Matlock. Miss Matlock received her master’s degree at Columbia University, New York. She did post graduate work at the University of Texas, University of Washington, University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin. She loved traveling the world with her friends and sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

A simple graveside service for family and close friends will be held at 11 a.m. July 2 at Frost Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at Frost United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by National Cremation Service, Houston.

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Jean (Middlebrook) Walker
Jul 30, 1911 - Jun 27, 2005

Mrs. JEAN WALKER, age 93, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, June 27, 2005. She is survived by One Daughter, Jeanice Walker Ward of McKinney, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home at 6:00 PM Wednesday, June 29, 2005 , Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, Texas.

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Mary Francis

MARY FRANCIS In Oakland, California, March 24, 2005. A native of Dawson, Texas, a longtime resident of the Bay Area. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. from the Fouche's Hudson Funeral Home "Chapel of Peace," 3665 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California. Interment, Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Richmond, California. Fouche's Hudson Funeral Home (510) 654-8558


Don Fread

Don Fread, age 86, a resident of Irving, Texas for fourty-five years formerly of Corpus Christi, Texas died Feb 6, 2005 at Hearthstone at Irving, an assisted living center.

Born Jan 17, 1919 in Purdon, Texas to Lewis Don and Alberta Robbins Fread, he was a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of Irving; four daughters; three sons; seventeen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and, brother, Dan Fread of Irving.

Graveside Service 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Feb 9, 2005 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.

Rev. Lewis Cooper officiating.

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  • Irving Rambler - Feb 10, 2005

Betty Lynn Louise (Arnold) Bull

SEGUIN — Betty Lynn Louise (Arnold) Bull, (80 years old) departed this world June 3, 2005, at Hays Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Betty Lynn was the youngest child of the late Melvin Luther Arnold, originally of Dyer, Tennessee; and Vinnie Catherine (Welch) Arnold, originally of Bell County, Texas.

Born September 6, 1924, at home in Hewitt, Texas, Betty Lynn and her family soon moved to homestead farm land in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in the farming settlement of Rangerville in Cameron County, Texas.

Betty Lynn pursued her post secondary degree in education and teacher certification at Southwest Texas State Teachers’ College (now Texas State University) in San Marcos. Upon graduation, she began teaching in rural Cameron County.

A renowned elementary school educator, Mrs. Bull’s teaching career spanned from days of barefoot children in one-room schoolhouses to modern-day classrooms and learning techniques.

She retired in 1983 from Navarro Independent School District to care for her late husband.

She will be remembered fondly by her colleagues, and generations of children who benefited from her love of teaching. Her daughters were lucky to accompany her in the "home visits" she would make to the families of her first grade students.

We learned so much about caring and giving above and beyond from our mother. During her retirement, Mrs. Bull became a self-published author.

Her collection of short stories and poems, "Depression’s Daughter" recalled her girlhood on her family’s Cameron County farm during the Great Depression. Mrs.

Bull was invited to read portions of her book to school children in the Seguin ISD.

She also enjoyed invitations to read during story-times at Marvin & Linda McCall’s childcare facility in Seguin.

We are thankful that our mother put her life and memories down on paper before Parkinson’s disease took effect.

Betty Lynn Bull was the widow of Richard "Dick" Alonson Bull. Wed June 8, 1951, in Harlingen, Texas, they were married 39 years at the time of his passing on November 11, 1990. Mr. and Mrs. Bull and their daughters lived in Seguin, Texas, for more than 30 years.

They were both active in every church to which they belonged.

Church, teaching and family were her life. In her last years Betty was an active member and teacher at the Kingsbury Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters Sally Catherine Bull Greear and Jeannette Lynn Bull Robison and their spouses; her grandsons, Sanford Joseph Korge and Jordan Bull Korge; her sister, Sallie Edith (Arnold) Smith; sister in laws Doris Arnold and Edith Arnold; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Milton Eugene Arnold, Randell Meredith Arnold and infant grandson Joseph Clay Cowan.

The family wishes to thank the employees of Hays Nursing Home in San Marcos for all the care given to our mother these last few years.

Funeral arrangements are through Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin.

Visitation on Sunday, June 5, 2005 from 5 to 9 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Services at Goetz Memorial Chapel to be held on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 10 a.m., with burial at Comal Cemetery to follow.

Memorials may be made to Navarro Elementary School, attn: Jeff Menking, P. O. Drawer 10, Geronimo, TX 78115 for the use of teaching supplies. Memorial tributes can be made online at www.mem.com

Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin, Seguin, TX 78155, 830-379-2313.


Freddie (Slate) Wilson

Freddie Slate Wilson, 87, of Corsicana passed away April 5, 2005.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on April 7,
2005, at the Prairie Point Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Wilson was born March 15, 1918 in Bazette, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of
Kerens.

Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her husband, W. W. Wilson. She is survived by her cousin, Mrs. Billie Jo Thompson of Corsicana, another cousin and his wife, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Slate of Corsicana, and other numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.


Louis A. Moore

Louis A. Moore
Born in Kerens, TX on Apr. 19, 1920
Departed on Jun. 20, 2005 and resided in Ogden, UT.

Visitation: Thursday Jun. 23, 2005
Service: Thursday Jun. 23, 2005
Cemetery: Myers Evergreen Memorial Park



Louis A. Moore

OGDEN – Our father, our hero, our friend, Louis Aubry Moore, 85, passed away on June 20, 2005 at the Crestwood Care Center.

He was born April 19, 1920 in Kerens, Texas, the second child of Thomas Patrick Moore and Mattie Lena Bruner.

He married Mildred Clyde Burns on June 5, 1943. She passed away on December 26, 1946, while he was serving his country in Germany.

He married our mom, Virginia Patricia Shely on March 25, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas. From this union two children were born. She passed away on May 1, 1995.

He was raised and lived his life in Kerens, Texas until he joined the Army Air Corps/United States Air Force in 1939. He served in the South Pacific and Germany during World War II, and in Japan during the Korean War. Our father was a true patriot, who loved his country without question. The family lived in several states until he decided to retire after 23 ½ years in the only other state besides Texas that he loved. He and the family have resided in Utah since that time. After retirement he owned and operated Moore’s Texaco Service Station in Ogden, where he met many people he considered friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Moore, Willard; his son, David Moore, Ogden; and a stepson he raised, Warren Unsell, Humble Texas; his family not by birth but by love, Harold and Jane Hobster, Russ and Myrna Messerly, and Darrell and Helen Streble.

He is preceded in death by his parents, both wives, his brothers Julius and Roy, and by his sister Julia Slagle.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and social workers at McKay-Dee Hospital whose kindness will never be forgotten. To Odyssey Hospice, how can we ever repay all of you for allowing our father to die with the dignity he deserved. You’ll always be remembered in our prayers. To the staff of Crestwood Care Center, thank you for the care and attention you gave to our father. The generosity of spirit you showed to my brother and I will remain in our hearts forever.

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WILLIAM H. HASTINGS, JR, Col.
Mar 30, 1917 - Jun 27, 2005

Colonel William H. Hastings, Jr. (U.S. Army ret.)
Col. William H. Hastings, Jr. of Dallas passed away at Medical City on June 27, 2005. He was born on March 30, 1917 in Corsicana, Texas to William Henry and Margaret Pannill Hastings.

Bill was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute in 1939. He retired after 30 years serving during World War II, the Korean War, and theVietnam War. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Silver Star and Legion of Merit.

He is survived by his daughters Elizabeth Hastings of New Zealand, Catherine Hynes of Houston, TX, Valerie Hastings of Boynton Beach, FL Roberta Hastings of Cardiff, CA. Sons William Henry Hastings, III and Kenneth Steven Hastings of Grand Prairie, TX. Granddaughter Alexandra Callaway, Great Granddaughter Jacqueline Callaway and Great Grandson Brandon Callaway of Fort Worth, TX. Nephew Dr. John P. Hastings of Arlington, TX. Bill will be missed by his friend of many years, Esther Coneff.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years Babette MacKenzie Hastings in 1984.

.A Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal church in Corsicana on Saturday July 2, 2005 at 10 a.m. Father Jay Hobbs will celebrate the requiem. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.


John Guss Holcomb
Aug 16, 1887 - Jul 2, 1949

Cleburne Times Review
July 6, 1949

John G. Holcomb, 62, died Saturday night in Corsicana. Holcomb, a resident of Blum for 16 years, was born in Ellis County and was married to Annie Elizabeth Boone. He moved to Blum from Bosque County 16 years ago. He was an employee of the G. C. and S. F. railroad, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Funeral services were to have been held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Blum Baptist Church, with the Reverand J. G. Miller officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Ross Walts, Clay Hyder, Earl Hall, Warner McBee, Frank Martin and Henry Ripley.  Survivors are his widow, Mrs. John G. Holcomb of Blum; four sons, Engine Cheif Charles B. Holcomb of Norfolk, Va.; Johnnie M. Holcomb of Houston; Edwin D. Holcomb of Fort Worth and Serveant Herschel Holcomb of Carswell Field, Fort Worth; one daughter Mrs. T. P. Coburn of Blum; one brother Jim B. Holcomb of Trinidad; four sisters Mr.s W. L. King of Trinidad (the rest of the obit is cut off)

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Blum Resident Dies Saturday
John G. Holcomb, aged 62 years, of Blum Hill county, was stricken with a heart attack here Saturday night and died at the P. and S. Hospital at 9:40 p.m., 10 minutes after being admitted.
The funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Blum Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - July 5, 1949

Helen E. Parsons
July 17, 1920 - May 1, 1997

Helen Elizabeth Parsons, 76, of Holliday, Texas, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, in Denton, Texas.

Graveside services will be in Roselawn memorial Park in Denton with Dr. Larry Davis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of DeBerry Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parsons was born July 17, 1920 in Purdon, Texas. She was a graduate of Dawson High School and the University of North Texas, where she received her teaching certificate. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holliday. She was a Home Economics teacher at Holliday high School, retiring in 1970.

Survivors include a sister, Hazel Hall Hunsaker of Farmers Branch, Texas and two brothers, John Grover Hall of Denton and J. B.  "Dutch" Isbell of Sanger, Texas.


Arthur Coy Dewey
Died 1943

Killed in Action
CORSICANA, Texas, June 24. - Sergt. Arthur Coy Dewey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Dewey, Corsicana, has been reported killed in action in the North African area May 6 by the War Department.
He entered the Army in 1939.

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Mrs. M. A. Dean
Died May 1952

Mrs. M. A. Dean Rites Conducted at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 23. - Funeral services for Mrs. M. A. Dean, 64, who died at her home in Streetman, were held from the Griffin Chapel here Friday. Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Horace Owens, Streetman, and Mrs.
Richard Snyder, Quincy, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. Mary E. Gibson, Kerens; three brothers, Joel Gibson and Doyle Gibson, both of Dallas, and Bill Gibson, Waxachachie; three sisters, Mrs. Horace Immon and Mrs. George May, both of Kerens, and Mrs. Dora Oliver, Streetman, and a grandson.

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Willie Hugh Dempsey
Jun 25, 1896 - Mar 12, 1950

Willie Hugh Dempsey
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 14. - Funeral services for Willie Hugh Dempsey, 53, employee of the Veterans Hospital in Waco, who died in Waco Sunday following a heart attack, were held Monday in the Purdon Baptist Church. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery near Purdon.
Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Betty Clyde Dempsey, both of Waco; two brothers, Ford Dempsey, Waco, and Douglas Dempsey, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. V. D. Knoll, Douglas, Kan.; Mrs. G. W. Lawrence and Mrs. J. M. Dempsey, both of Dawson, and Mrs. F. P. Lankford, Waco.

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Vets Hospital Employee Dies Sunday Morning

Willie Hugh Dempsey, 53, formerly of Purdon, died in Waco early Sunday morning. He suffered a heart attack last week.

Funeral services were held from the Purdon Baptist church Monday afternoon with burial in the Younger Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the Dawson Baptist church.

Dempsey was an employee at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Waco.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Dempsey, Waco; a daughter, Betty Clyde Dempsey, Waco; two brothers, Ford Dempsey, Waco, and Douglas Dempsey, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. V. D. Knoll, Douglas, Kans.; and Mrs. G. W. Lawrence, Dawson; Mrs. E. P. Lankford, Waco, and Mrs. J. M. Dempsey, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carlton Riddell, Jr., Clarence Putman, Richard Howard, Albert Mosley, C. B. Grinstead and N. L. Adkins.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Rose Bell (Fortner) Boone-Dill
Died May 1952

Corsicana Funeral Held For Mrs. Rose Bell Dill
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 30. - Funeral for Mrs. Rose Bell Boone Dill, 75, who died here Thursday morning, was held here Friday with burial in the Crandall Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Cecil Boone, Terrell, and H. L. Boone, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Cooper, Ennis; twenty-five grand children, twenty-six great-grand children, four brothers, Will Fortner, Dexter, Mo.; Charlie Fortner, Dallas; Ben Fortner and Newt Fortner, both of Scurry, and two sisters, Mrs. Nane Hume, Dexter, Mo., and Mrs. Lyda Mayfield, Heber Springs, Ark.

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John Dillard
Died 1921

DILLARD - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 1. - John Dillard of Pinkston, this county, died at the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital here Sunday morning. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon with burial in the Zion Rest Cemetery. Dillard was 35 years old and is survived by his wife and six children.

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Edward Donaho
Jul 4, 1898 - Jan 28, 1950

Eddie Donaho Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, J an. 31. - Services were held here Monday for Eddie Donaho, 51, who died at his home southwest of Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Leon Donaho, Neil Donaho and Jerry Lynn Donaho, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. C. H. Donaho, Corsicana, and six sisters, Mrs. Chester O. Springle, Mrs. Watson Long, Mrs. Grady Christie and Mrs. Frank Brannon, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Oscar Brown, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Haskell Bennett, Richland.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON MONDAY FOR EDDIE DONAHO
Eddie Donaho, 51, died Saturday at his home in the Pickett community.
Services were held Monday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. t. Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Leon, Neil and Jerry Lynn Donaho, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. C. H. Donaho, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Chester Sprinkle, Mrs. Watson Long, Mrs. Grady Christie and Mrs. Frank Brannon, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Oscar Brown, Fort Worth and Mrs. Haskell Bennett, Richland.
Pallbearers were Bobbie Martin Doyle, Anderson Glenn Skinner, Chester O Sprinkle, Robert Kisenand, Harold Nichols.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

Lena Murrell Dickson
Died 1937

Dallas Woman Dies On Corsicana Visit
Mrs. Lena Murell Dickson of 5701 Victor died Wednesday night while visiting Mrs. Harry Jungerman of Corsicana, Rawlins M. Colquitt, a nephew, was informed.
Mrs. Dickson was a sister of Mrs. O. B. Colquitt, wife of the former Governor. Two other sisters survive her. Mrs. Maggie Murrell Robison, Tulsa, and Mrs. Eddie Murrell Harper, Shreveport.
Mrs. Dickson was born March 3, 1868.

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Lucinda (Pruitt) Donohue
Died Oct. 1930

Mrs. Lucinda Donohue Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Oct 15. - Mrs. Lucinda Donohue, 71, wife of J. O. Donohue, died Tuesday. Surviving are her husband, one son, P. C. Donohue, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. A. C. Bahr, Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Maude Martin, Mrs. T. M. Honea and Mrs. Ethel Barron, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, one brother, Jim Pruitt, Alstoff, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Jess Moore, Cooksville, Texas, and Mrs. Ace Watkins, Mount Pleasant.

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J. H. Dempsey
Died Jul. 1951

J. H. Dempsey Rites Are Held at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 21. - Funeral services for J. H. Dempsey, 74, retired oil company pumper, who died at Gilmer Thursday, were held here Friday at Oakwood Cemetery. He formerly resided at Navarro.
Surviving are his wife of Gilmer; three daughters, Mrs. T. S. George of Indiana, Mrs. Alma Hampton of Gilmer and Mrs. W. C. (Kelly) Myers of Corsicana; three sons, James A. Dempsey of Dallas, M. H. Dempsey of Houston and B. A. Dempsey of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Rose McNeet of Amarillo; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Billy Lee Northern
Jan 12, 1932 - Jul 3, 2005

Bill Northern

Bill Northern, 73, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2005 in Dallas.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Lambert and Tommy Stewart.

Mr. Northern was born Jan. 12, 1932 in Emmett. He was a retired oil field driller and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Clara Northern and brothers Donald Northern and Bobby Northern.

Survivors include wife Nancy Northern of Corsicana; step-daughter and son-in-law Angela and Jerry Fine of Carrollton; step-son and daughter-in-law James and Angel Shackelford of Schertz; step-son Randy Richards of Corsicana; sisters Jo Burkholder and Almeda Bray, both of Corsicana; granddaughters Amanda Richards and Stephanie Richards, both of Corsicana; grandsons Justin Richards and Taylor Richards, both of Corsicana, and Ryan Shackelford of Schertz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Son of Dewey Hobson Northern & Clara (Stewart) Northern

Maggie Esdell (Hill) Lile
Dec 13, 1904 - Jul 2, 2005

MAGGIE LILE

Mrs. MAGGIE ESDELL LILE, age 100, of Mansfield, Texas, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at 1389 Griffin Lane in Mansfield, Texas. She is survived by her Four Daughters, Marjorie Harris of Barry, Texas, Sylvia Kitchens of Barry, Texas, Patsy Shuck of Mansfield, Texas, Daughter-Sally David of Mansfield, Texas, Four Sons, Thomas Lile of Venus, Texas Son-Charles Lile of Hurst, Texas, Kenneth Lile of Barry, Texas, Derwood LILE of Barry, Texas, Sister-Elzie McCory of Purdon, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 5, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 6, 2005 , Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas.

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Maggie Esdell Lile

Maggie Esdell Lile, 100, of Mansfield passed away Saturday, July 2, 2005 in Mansfield.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be R.C. Howell, Sam Lile Jr., Billy Joe David, Billy Lile, Kenny McCadory, Glenn Kitchens, Dewayne Lile and Darrell Lile. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Lile, Jimmy Fletcher, James Hollaway and Darren Lile.

Mrs. Lile was born Dec. 13, 1904 in Clarksville, Texas. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Elmer Lile; and son, Sam Lile.

Mrs. Lile is survived by sons, Thomas Lile of Venus, Charles Lile of Hurst, Kenneth Lile of Barry and Derwood Lile of Barry; daughters, Marjorie Harris of Barry, Sylvia Kitchens of Barry, Patsy Shuck of Mansfield and Sally David of Mansfield; sister, Elzie McCory of Purdon; 25 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-children.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Harley D. Williams
Mar 31, 1918 - Jul 2, 2005

Harley Williams, 87, of Malakoff passed away Saturday, July 2, 2005 at his residence. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Harley Williams, 87, of Malakoff passed away Saturday, July 2, 2005 at his residence. Visitation will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with Anthony McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery.

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U.S. VeteranMr. Harley Williams, age 87, of Malakoff, Texas, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at his residence in Star Harbor at Malakoff, Texas He Served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Betty Williams; Daughter-Caroline Smith of Dallas, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-Bill & Mary Anne Williams of San Diego, Calif., Son & Daughter-in-law-Chris & Monica Williams of Sugar Land, Texas, Sister-Doris Setz of Alma, Ark., Sister-Dorothy Clark of Lebanon, Oregon. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 7, 2005. Funeral service will be at Mary, Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Malakoff, Texas at 10:00 AM Friday, July 8, 2005 , Fr. Anthony McLaughlin officiating. Intombment will be at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas, Texas

Minnie (Grooms) Rangel
(September 25, 1925 - July 1, 2005)

Mrs. Minnie "Susie" Rangel, Loving Wife, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother & Great Great Grandmother age 79, of Corsicana, Texas, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at her residence. Visitation will be 6 to 8:00 P.M. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Fr. Danilo Ramos officiating. Mrs. Rangel was born September 25, 1925 in Haywood County, North Carolina and moved to Texas in 1961. She Retired from Tom's Foods in 1984. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dovie Grooms; and brother, James Grooms. Mrs. Rangel is survived by her husband of 35 years Mr. Jeronimo Rangel, Daughters, Carolyn Stapp of Euless, Texas, Marlue Creasy of Corsicana, Texas, & Maria Moran of Dallas, Texas. Son & Daughter-in-law-Larry & Linda Jolley of Corsicana, Texas, Daughter & Son-in-law-Nancy & Gerald Kilgore of Rosebud, Texas, Daughter & Son-in-law-Helen & J. T. Newton of Fort Worth, Texas. sisters and Brothers-in-law, Pearl and Robert Berryhill and Leona and Merrill Walls, all of Hickory, North Carolina, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

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Minnie ‘Susie’ Rangel

Minnie “Susie” Rangel, 79, of Corsicana passes away Friday, July 1, 2005 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Fr. Danilo Ramos officiating.

Mrs. Rangel was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Haywood County, N.C. She was retired from Tom’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dovie Grooms; and brother, James Grooms.

Mrs. Rangel is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jeronimo Rangel of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Jolley of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Stapp of Euless, Marlue Creasy of Corsicana, Nancy and Gerald Kilgore of Rosebud, Maria Moran of Dallas, and Helen and J.T. Newton of Fort Worth; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pearl and Robert Berryhill and Leona and Merrill Walls, all of Hickory, N.C.: numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

An online guest book is available by going to our web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the “Minnie Rangel” obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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NOLON SELBY 
Sep 21, 1931 - Jun 30, 2005

Mr. Nolon Selby of Corsicana passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on June 30, 2005.
Mr. Selby was a custodian for the Corsicana Independent School District for 30 years.

He is Survived by his wife Carolyn Selby of Corsicana, and daughter Kim Selby also of Corsicana. A Brother-in-law and his wife John and Galia Fussell of North Richland Hills. Nieces Linda Hardin of Corsicana, and Judy Lyon of Waxahachie, Nephew and Niece Ty and Crystal Walls of Fort Worth, Great Nephews Collin and Camden Walls of Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Franklin and Ethel Selby, his Brother Wendell Selby and Sister Earlene Dockery.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday July 3, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Earl Alexander, Sr., Earl Alexander, Jr., Ryan Alexander, Karl Craig, Eddie Cook and Gary McMullan.

Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

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Nolon Selby

Nolon Selby, 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Earl Alexander Sr., Earl Alexander Jr., Ryan Alexander, Eddie Cook, Karl Craig, and Gary McMullan.

Mr. Selby was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Drane.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Franklin and Ethel Selby; brother, Wendell Selby; and sister, Earlene Dockery.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Selby of Corsicana; daughter, Kim Selby of Corsicana; brother and wife, John and Galia Fussell of North Richland Hills; nieces, Linda Hardin of Corsicana and Judy Lyon of
Waxahachie; nephew and niece, Ty and Crystal Walls of Fort Worth; and great-nephews, Collin and Camden Walls of Fort Worth.

An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Nolon Selby obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Marjorie L. Mead

Marjorie L. Mead, 81, of Silver City, formerly of State Center, Iowa, passed away June 28, 2005, in Corsicana after a short illness. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in State Center with Pastor Karen Cluts officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Mead was born and raised in State Center, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Pearl Pfantz. Mrs. Mead with her husband, Ralph, moved to Texas in 1972. She had been a resident of Silver City since 1994.

Mrs. Mead was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph I. Mead; and one son, Gregory K. Mead.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia J. (Don) Catlin of Chandler, Ariz., Deborah A. (J. W.) Harris of Clyde and Barbara S. (Earl) Miller of Silver City; two sons, Jon E. (Nancy) Mead of Tucson, Ariz., and Jeffrey K. (Sally) Mead of Wylie; 12 grandchildren, Brett (Robin) Downing of Oklahoma, Kimm (Cindy) Downing of Hawaii, Renee Mead of Nebraska, and Garrett Mead, Micaela Mead, Keebler Williams, Joshua (Kristi) Williams, Jordon Mead, Sara Mead, Brittany Miller, Tyler Miller and Cristine (Curtis) Croft, all of Texas; and two great-grandsons, Trevor Downing and Abrum Williams.

Arrangements by Estel Perrin Avey Funeral Home, Marshalltown, Iowa.

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Ruth Alyce (Leonard) Irvin
May 18, 1909 - Jul 4, 2005

Ruth Alyce (Leonard) Irvin, age 96, born in Corsicana May 18, 1909, was taken to her heavenly home on July 4, 2005.

She was a faithful Christian, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, T. E. (Dink) Irvin, her parents George O. Leonard and Emma Leonard, and brother George O. Leonard Jr.

Mrs. Irvin is survived by her son Mike Irvin and daughter-in-law Sara of Clifton; her granddaughter Diane Case and her husband Brent and great-grandson Hunter Michael Case of Flower Mound; step-grandchildren Preston Scott of Vail, Colo., and Gayle Scott and her daughter Elizabeth Grace Scott of Clifton.
She is survived by two sisters, Eddie Bess Thompson and Emma Jean Humphries, both of Corsicana; and many nieces and nephews, and loving friends.

The Leonard side of Mrs. Irvin’s family settled in Navarro County with known records dating back to 1866. Mrs. Irvin was a faithful believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. She was a volunteer member of the Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary, serving actively from 1984 through 2004, and donating 8,000 hours to this very meaningful and worthwhile service organization.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary, 3201 W. Hwy. 22, Corsicana, TX 75110, the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 199300, Dallas, TX 75219-9300, or the Building Fund for First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home with graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Seton Towns Holsey

Seton Towns Holsey, Colonel USAF Retired, died April 2, 2005, at the Army Residence Community, San Antonio. He was born in Austin, Texas, July 10, 1907, but spent his early years in Corsicana, Texas, where he practiced law until World War II at which time he volunteered for service in the Army Air Corp. His people were active in the early history of Texas, three Mitchell brothers having died at the Alamo and Goliad. The Holseys were active in Georgia politics and journalism, one great-grandfather have served in the Congress of the United States, and an uncle having been a legislator in the Texas Senate. Colonel Holsey's military career included World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After his retirement from the United States Air Force, Colonel Holsey and his wife, Frances Jane Leathers Holsey, made their homes in Oakwood, Texas, where they had ranching interests, and at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio. He also headed the Patterson-Banister Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, this being an endowment made by his previous law partner, Charles T. Banister. He is survived by his wife, Frances Jane Leathers Holsey, a sister, Mary Alice Hughes of Center, Texas, and a nephew, James S. Young, of Springfield, Missouri. Graveside services will be in Oakwood, Texas, Wednesday, April 6, at 3:00 P.M. A Memorial Service will follow later in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakwood Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 38, Oakwood, Texas, or to charity of one's choice. Bailey Foster Funeral Home, Palestine, Texas. Burial, Oakwood, Texas, City Cemetery.

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Frank Denny
Died Nov 1932

Roane Farmer Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas
Nov. 28 - Frank Denny, 62, farmer of Roane community, died at an early hour Monday morning at his home following an illness of about a year, and the funeral was held Monday afternoon with burial in the Conner Cemetery.
The services were conducted by the Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister of Kerens. Surviving are his wife and two stepsons, Jesse and Arthur Pope, both of Corsicana

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Thomas Bruce "Tom" Derden
Jun 2, 1864 - Nov 15, 1955

T. B. Derden
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas - T. B. (Tom) Derden, 91, retired farmer and rancher died at his home here Tuesday. Born at Athens, he resided at Cryer Creek, Navarro County, 79 years before moving to Corsicana 12 years ago.
Funeral rites will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, W. T. (Buck) Derden and Homer D. Derden, both of Dallas, James R. Derden, Blooming Grove; Jesse R. Derden, Miles City, Mont., and L. E. Derden, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. C. C. Childress Sr., Blooming Grove, Mrs. Harlan Goode, Irving and Mrs. H. F. Whitsit, Houston; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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William T. Dawson
1886 - Oct 1963

William T. Dawson
GARLAND, Texas - Funeral services for William Thomas Dawson, 77, of Route 2, Mesquite, a retired farmer, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Creel-Spurlock Funeral Chapel here. Burial in St. Elmo Cemetery near Winkler, Navarro County.
Mr. Dawson, a native of Leon County, died at home Saturday. He had lived most of his life in Navarro County, coming to Dallas County in 1946.
Survivors: Wife; a son, LeRoy Dawson of Dallas; two brothers, Burt Dawson of Streetman and Johnnie Dawson of Corsicana, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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John Day
Died Nov 1928

Man Dies at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 14. - John Day, about 65, died in the Navarro County hospital Tuesday night.
The funeral was conducted Wednesday.

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W. L. Derden
Died Jun 1916

Derden - Corsicana, Texas, June 28. - W. L. Derden, aged 77, died at his home here Monday. He had lived here for many years. He was a prominent Mason and member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Ed Pell, Houston; Mrs. S. O. Wofford, Fort Worth; W. L. Derden Jr., Anderson County; Mrs. John R. Mays, Miss Jennie Derden, Miss Queen Derden and Jot Derden of Corsicana.

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Henry D. DeChaume
Died Aug 1938

DECHAUME - Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 2. - Henry D. DeChaume, 70, died here at the home of his son, G. T. DeChaume.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, conducted by Major M. Van Sweden of the Salvation Army. Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; eight sons, G. T., Dee, Langston, Luke, Bill and Travis DeChaume, all of Corsicana; Eugene DeChaume, Whitney, and Frank DeChaume, Powell; three daughters, Mrs. S. T. Bridges, Corsicana; Mrs. Robert Black, Powell, and Miss Mary Dell DeChaume, Corsicana, and two brothers, George and John DeChaume, both of Waco.

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Charles Henry DeLafosse
Died Apr 1931

Banker Dies At Emhouse
Charles H. Delafosse, 70, Navarro Political and Civic Leader.

Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. April 21. - Funeral services for Charles Henry DeLafosse, 70, native Texan and pioneer resident of Navarro County, whose body was discovered in a barn near Emhouse late Monday afternoon, will be held from the First Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. He had apparently been dead for several hours.
Mr. DeLafosse was born in Polk County, Texas, July 6, 1860 and moved to Navarro County forty-nine years ago, settling in the Emhouse community, then known as the Tinkle's Chapel community. He moved to Corsicana thirty years ago.
He was well known in religious, civic, political, banking and other circles in this section of Texas, and at the time of his death was president of the First National Bank at Emhouse, a stockholder in local banks and a deacon in the Baptist Church. He owned extensive farm interests in the Emhouse community.
Mr. DeLafosse was re-elected as Navarro County Democratic chairman at the last election. He was Navarro County Commissioner during the '90s, and formerly was a member of the Corsicana School Board and the board of managers for the P. & S. Hospital.
He had always taken a leading part in all civic and other movements here.
Survivors are his wife, six sons, Elmer D. DeLafosse, Breckenridge; Charles J. DeLafosse, Emhouse; George T. DeLafosse, Albany; Felix DeLafosse, Malakoff; Floyd B. DeLafosse, Shawnee, Ok., and Roy E. DeLafosse, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. John Odell, Shawnee, Ok., and Mrs. J. T. Elliott, Amarillo; eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Louis DeLafosse, Groveton, and Peter DeLafosse, Kingsville, and other relatives.
The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

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