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Samuel Blair
Abt 1863 - May 1938

May 4, 1938
BLAIR - Corsicana, Texas, May 4. - Samuel Blair, 75, died at his home Tuesday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church. Blair was born in Ohio and came to Corsicana in 1907. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church for years and a member of the church choir. Surviving are his wife; five children, Mrs. Alice Blair Gauntt, Athens; Mathew C. Blair, and Roy M. Blair, Dallas; Miss Esther Ruth Blair, Corsicana and John C. Blair, El Paso, and three grandchildren.

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Mattie Bonner
Died Jul. 1929

July 27, 1929
Mrs. Mattie Bonner Dies.
Special to The News

CORSICANA, Texas. July 27. - Mrs. Mattie Bonner, 64, wife of J. A. Bonner, well-known resident of the Eureka community, died suddenly at the family home in Eureka Wednesday night. Funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of a son, J. L. Bonner, McLaughlin, S.D.

Surviving are her husband; six sons, J. L. Bonner, Corsicana; L. B. Bonner, B. R. Bonner, Fred Bonner and John Bonner, all of the Eureka community; four daughters, Misses Mary Belle Martha, Nettie and Sue Bonner, all of Eureka.

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Lila (Wilson) Ellis
abt 1886 - Dec. 1953

December 13, 1953
Mrs. Ellis Rites Held at Corsicana

CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. Lila Ellis, 67, native of Navarro County, died in a local hospital Friday night.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. She was a lifelong Methodist.

Surviving are a son, Eric A. Ellis, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Travis Brown, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Addie Nash, Abilene; a brother, Calvin Wilson, Visalis, Calif.; five grandchildren, and one great-greandchild.

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Mrs. Lilla Ellis Expires Friday
Mrs. Lilla Ellis, 67, 724 West Eleventh avenue, died at the Navarro Clinic Friday night.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pasotr of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Born  Dec. 25, 1885 at Drane, Mrs. Ellis a life-ling Methodist has spent most of her life in and near Corsicana.
Surviving are a son, Eric A. Ellis, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Travis Brown, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Addie Nash, Abilene; a brother, Calvin Wilson, Visalia Calif., three grandsons, two granddaughters, a great-grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ike Lewis, Bill Lewis, Joe Lewis, Owen Lewis, Oren Brown, and Clyde Blackmon.

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F. L. Bray
Died Apr. 1944

April 16, 1944
F. L. Bray Funeral Held
CORSICANA, Texas, April 16. - F. L. Bray, 58, who died at his home at Powell Friday, was buried Sunday at Shiloh, Rusk County, following funeral services there.

Surviving are his wife; four sons, Roy Bray, Fort Worth; Randolph Bray, Beaumont; Walter Bray, Houston, and Jimmie Bray, San Antonio; two daughters, Miss Marguerite Bray, Austin, and Mrs. W. F. Walker, Houston; mother, Mrs. Mary Bray, Timpson; four brothers, a sister and seven grandchildren.

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Belle Bray
Died Aug. 1929

August 8, 1929
Mrs. Belle Bray Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA. Texas. Aug. 8. - Funeral services for Mrs. Bell Bray, wife of W. W. Bray, were held Thursday from the family home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mary Anna Bray, and mother, Mrs. Annie Clark of Corsicana. Pallbearers were T. J. Walton, Cecil Foster, Tom Eady, John C. Hughes, W. T. Parker and Sam Allen.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. BELLE BRAY
Funeral service for Mrs. Belle Bray, wife of W. W. Bray, who died Wednesday afternoon at 1 oclock at the family residence, 613 North Beaton Street, following an illness of three weeks, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mary Anna Bray, and mother, Mrs. Annie Clark, Corsicana.
Mrs. Bray had been a resident of Corsicana practically all of her life.
Pallbearers were: T. J. Walton, Cecil Foster, Tom Eady, John C. Hughes, W. T. Parker and Sam Allen.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Richard Bragg
Died Sept. 1899

September 8, 1899
An Old-Time Negro Dead
Corsicana, Tex., Sept. 8. - Richard Bragg, colored, "Uncle Dick," as he was known to everybody in Corsicana, and who was liked and respected by all white people who knew him, is dead, having passed away at his home last night. His funeral took place this afternoon under the auspices of the U. B. of F., of which he was a member, and was largely attended.
Uncle Dick was a negro of the old regime and to see and talk to him was like a visit to scenes of over forty years ago. He, in his last days was loyal to "old marster' and "old missus" and never looked on emancipation as any great boon to him. His ante-bellum condition was good enough for him, but he had no trouble in getting good employment in Corsicana as janitor in a number of business houses. The old negro was a relic of the old south, and the old south he loved far more than he did the south of the latter days. A favorite expression of his was, "De fool niggah uv to-day ain't what de niggah used to be."

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Josie Lee (McMahon) Ewing
Died Jan. 1931

January 26, 1931
EWING - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 26. - Mrs. Josie Lee Ewing, 63, native of Crawford and resident of Corsicana for the last year, died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Deveny, Sunday, and the body was sent to Waco Monday. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Deveny, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. H. Hall, Chickasha, Ok.; mother, Mrs. M. A. McMahon, Crawford; four sisters, Mrs. T. C. Morris, Waco; Mrs. R. E. Smith, Waco; Mrs. Jesse Jones, Sweetwater, and Mrs. Sam Walters, Sweetwater; four brothers, J. C. McMahon, Abilene; F. B. McMahon, San Antonio; R. S. McMahon, Waco, and E. C. McMahon, Crawford, and other relatives.

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John Ewing
Died Feb. 1899

February 16, 1899
EWING - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 15 - John Ewing, an old resident of Corsicana, died at 3:30 this morning of yellow jaundice. He has been cared for by the local lodge of Odd Fellows during his illness, and was buried at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon by that order, of which he has been a member for the past twenty years. He leaves no relatives in this county so far as known.

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Vera Lorene (Monds) Grimes-Evans
1919 - 1946

November 5, 1946
Accident Victim Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA. Texas. Nov. 5. - Funeral services for Vera Lorene Grimes Evans, 27, killed in an automobile accident near Houston Saturday when three were fatally injured and three hurt, were held here Sunday. Burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery, near Blooming Grove. Surviving are a daughter, Frankie L. Evans, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. S. L. Monds, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. H. O. Franks, Denton; Mrs. F. C. Hyrs, Crosby; Mrs. J. E. Johnson, Houston; Mrs. Maudie Irby, Dayton; and three brothers, M. W. Monds, Houston; Luther Monds, Corsicana, and M. C. Monds, Denton.

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Robert Lee Eshleman, died Aug. 1939

August 21, 1939, Dallas, Texas
R. L. Eshleman, Pioneer, Dies
Robert Lee Eshleman, 78, resident of Dallas County for the last fifty years, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. A. McAdams, at Corsicana. The Eshleman family is one of the oldest in the southwestern part of the county.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. McAdams and Mrs. E. A.
Houser; two sons, E. D. Eshleman and H. T. Eshleman; two brothers, T. S.
Eshleman and A. E. Eshleman; sister, Mrs. Ida Grigsby; six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the McKamy-Campbell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leo Johnston, pastor of the Oak Cliff Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Daniels Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be W. R. Ellis, King Ellis, D. A. Beazley, King Lavender, H. G. Floyd, and Frank Hood.

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Sarah Eppler
Died May 1942

May 23, 1942
EPPLER - Corsicana, Texas.  May 23 - Mrs. Sarah Eppler, 84, died at Corbet. Funeral rites were held, with burial in the Zion's Rest Cemetery. She was a native of Mississippi.
Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Katie Beasley, Corbet, and Mrs. Annie Massey, Fabens; four sons, C. M. Eppler, Rice; and J. B. Eppler, Corbet; a brother, E. H. Cox, Round Rock; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Pannell, Vance; twenty grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

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Albert Milton Emmert, Sr.
Sep 14, 1879 - Apr 14, 1952

April 15, 1952
A. M. Emmert Dies At His Home in Rice
CORSICANA, Texas, April 15. - A. M. Emmert, 72, died at his home in Rice early Monday.
Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. J. L. Sain and Mrs. Bill Menton, both of Ennis; Mrs. E. A. Riggins of Alma, Mrs. C. F. Wilson of Dallas and Miss Irene Emmert of Rice; five sons, Joe Henry Emmert and Richard Emmert, both in the United States Army at San Antonio; Hugh Edwind Emmert, Eldon Emmert and A. M. Emmert Jr., all of Rice; two brothers, Harvey Emmert of Oak Grove and Jake Emmert of Ennis; a sister, Mrs. Lee Etta Roane of Rio Grande City.

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A. M. Emmert Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for A. M. Emmert, 72, who died at his home in Rice Monday morning, will be held from the Rice Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell and Rev. Jimmy Jones.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; five daughters, Mrs. J. L. Sain and Mrs. Bill Menton, both of Ennis; Mrs. E. A. Riggins, Alma; Mrs. C. F. Wilson, Dallas, and Miss Irene Emmert, Rice; five sons, Joe Henry and Richard Emmert, both in the U. S. Army; Hugh Edwin, Eldon and A. M. Emmert, Jr., all of Rice; a sister, Mrs. Lee Etta Roane, Rio Grande City; two brothers, Harvey Emmert, Oak Grove, and Jake Emmert, Ennis, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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James E. Emmons
Died Aug. 1954

August 9, 1954, Dallas, Texas
J. E. Emmons, Enthusiast Of Baseball, Dies at Age 52

James E. Emmons, 52, Dallas baseball enthusiast for years, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home, 412 South Bishop.

Born in Corsicana, Emmons had been a Dallas resident for twenty years.
While in Dallas he was employed by the Wyatt Metal and Boiler Works, and at the time of his death was a foreman.

Before moving to Dallas, Emmons played professional baseball in North Carolina. He had managed amateur teams at Reverchon Park ten years ago, and then became an umpire. Emmons, who acquired the nickname Lefty, was a member of the Umpires Association, had umpired amateur games in Dallas for ten years.

Emmons was also interested in Little League baseball in Dallas, and at the time of his death, he was manager of the Westcliff Cub Little League team.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lamar & Smith Funeral Chapel, 800 West Jefferson. The Rev. Dean Harrison will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. W. V. Bentey Jr. of Dallas, his mother, Mrs. Dora Emmons of Corsicana; a brother, Harry Emmons of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Adine Sikes and Miss Kossie Emmons, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Wiley Roberts, Elmer Minter, C. W. Taft, J. W. McCown, Larry Grounds, Jack Matthews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Westcliff Cub Little League Baseball Team.

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Mattie (Carr) Elmick
Died Mar. 1937

March 12, 1937
ELMICK - Corsicana, Texas, March 11. - Mrs. Mattie Elmick, 55, long-time resident of Navarro County, died at her home in Jacksonville Wednesday. Mrs. Elmick was reared in the Blooming Grove vicinity and lived in Corsicana for a number of years prior to moving to Jacksonville. Surviving are her husband, G. R. Elmick, Jacksonville; mother, Mrs. Sarah D. Carr, Corsicana; two brothers, W. F. Carr and J. M. Carr, and a sister, Mrs. E. B. Grimes, all of Corsicana.

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FORMER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIES JACKSONVILLE

Mrs. Mattie Elmick, aged 55, years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at her home in Jacksonville Tuesday. Funeral rites were held at Jacksonville Wednesday where interment was made.

Mrs. Elmick was reared in the Blooming Grove vicinity and resided in Corsicana for a number of years prior to moving to Jacksonville.

Surviving are her husband, G. R. Elmick, Jacksonville; mother, Mrs. Sarah D. Carr, Corsicana; two brothers, W. F. Carr and J. M. Carr, and a sister, Mrs. E. B. Grimes, all of Corsicana.

Mrs. Elmick had been ill for some time, but her death was unexpected.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 11, 1937
  • 1900 census Frost, Tx. Says Helmich—Marriage record says G. R. Helmick—1930 census Blooming Grove says Elmick - obit says Elmick—In 1940 Gillie R. Elmick was married to Annie Lee Elmick Jan. 13, 1896 - Dec. 29, 1963 buried in Cleburne Cemetery, Cleburne, Tx.
  • Buried in Jacksonville, Tx.
  • w/o Gillie R. Elmick d/o Bluford Smith Carr and Sarah Delilah (Lemons) Carr
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sarah Kate (Decherd) McClure

Sarah Kate McClure, resident of Jourdanton, entered into rest Saturday, April 30, 2005, at the age of 90. Sarah was born to Walter H. Decherd and Anna Leoda Helgenstein Decherd on February 16, 1915, in Corsicana, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in the Jourdanton United Methodist Church, Jourdanton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jourdanton United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 705 Chestnut, Jourdanton, Texas 78026.

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  • San Antonio Express-News

Ronald O’Neal Thomas

Ronald O’Neal Thomas, 44, of Houston and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., Corsicana, with Elder Vernon Jessie officiating.

Pallbearers will be Gaylan Thomas, Cecil Thomas, Terry Thomas, Craig Thomas, Kevin Coleman and Freddie Coleman.

Mr. Thomas was born July 5, 1961, in Corsicana. He received his formal education in the Corsicana Independent School District. Upon graduation, he pursued a job in printing and worked at Falcon Printing in Corsicana. He later worked in San Antonio and Houston as a printer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy O’Neal Thomas.

Survivors include his father, Bennie Thomas (Myra) of Corsicana; three daughters, Desiree Thomas of New Orleans, La., Tyesha Ingram of Houston and Ykesha Ingram of Garland; a stepdaughter, Nicky Lockhart of Houston; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Bennie Harold Thomas and Donald Thomas (Sandra), all of Corsicana, and Ramon Thomas (Adrian) of Frisco; sister, Linda Buffin (Eddie) of Cerritos, Calif.; two aunts, Shirley Ware and Bert Haggerty, both of Corsicana; and nieces, nephews, many relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Stella Mae (Beamon) Goodman

Stella Goodman

Stella Goodman, 95, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name Stella Goodman to sign book and to submit memorial message.

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Stella Mae ‘Nannie’ Goodman

Stella Mae “Nannie” Goodman, 95, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital after a sudden illness.
Services will be 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Thomas, Jimmy Thomas, Mike Jennings, Johnny Robinson, Gary Don Jennings, Conner Jennings, Benny Lambert and Nathan Benfield.

Mrs. Goodman was born Nov. 27, 1909, in Mangram, Okla. She and her husband, Herman L. Goodman, owned and operated two restaurants in their early years. Later she and her husband owned and operated Goodman Tire Shop for over 40 years.

Thanks to Dr. William McHenry and all the nursing staff at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Franklin Beamon and Martelia Cambell Beamon; brothers and sisters, Lavina Elizabeth Conner, Benjamin Harrison Beamon, John Melvin Beamon, Lyddie Jane Allred, Jessie Blair Beamon, Odie Lee Beamon, Mary Adeline Conner, Ema Ada Cooley, Otno Cambell Beamon; first husband, Chester Elmer Marr; second husband and soul mate, Herman L. Goodman; daughter, Delorise Maxine Marr Farmer; and stepson, Billy Ray Goodman.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Jerry E. “J.E.” Farmer of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Goodman of Dallas; grandson, Dale Farmer; granddaughter, Karen Sue Farmer and James Almond of Corsicana; great-granddaughters, Crystal Marie Farmer and Shelley Karise Almond; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many friends.
God blessed us all with the life of Stella Goodman. She had 95 years on this earth, and every year was cherished by her and the people she touched. She had a good heart and lived her life by the Lord.
A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name Stella Goodman to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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J. H. Akers
Died Jan. 31, 1903

February 1, 1903
AKERS - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 1 - J. H. Akers, an old resident of this county, died at his home in Richland last night. Deceased was a Mason.

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R. L. Barry
Died Dec. 1903

December 31, 1903
Buried at Corsicana
Special To The News
Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 28 - The remains of R. L. Barry reached here this afternoon at 4:15 o'clock from Los Angeles and were laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.

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John F. Allen
Jun 17, 1855 - Dec 6, 1940

December 7, 1940
ALLEN.  Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 7. - John F. Allen, 85, died at his home in Angus Friday morning. Funeral was held at the Navarro Baptist Church Saturday. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, four son, J. C. Allen of Angus, S. W. Allen of Corsicana, J. P. Allen of Kermit, and C. H. Allen, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. C. F. Jackson, Beaumont, and several grandchildren.

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Mrs. T. S. Armstrong
Died Dec. 25, 1938

December 26, 1938, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. T. S. Armstrong, 68, Dies at home of Son
Mrs. T. S. Armstrong, 68, who died Christmas morning at the home of her son J. E. Armstrong, 5505 Belmont will be buried Monday at 3 p.m. in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at First Methodist Church in Corsicana.
She is survived by her son, one daughter, Mrs. W. G. McCulloch, both of Dallas; a brother, E. L. Armstrong, Hebbronville, Jim Hogg County; three sisters, Mrs. George T. Whytte, Corsicana, Mrs. E. G. Hart, Brookeland, Sabine County, and Mrs. E. A. Thomas, Houston; two grandchildren, Elizabeth McCulloch and Ayleen Armstrong.

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Mrs. Eugene A. Bailey

December 11, 1946
Mrs. E. A. Bailey Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 11. - Mrs. E. A. Bailey, 80, former Corsicana resident died in Wichita Falls Tuesday of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Wednesday.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. G. Soderland, Wichita Falls, and a granddaughter.

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Hulda Theodocia (Crowley) Bain
Nov 1876 - Mar 30, 1931

April 1, 1931, Kerens, Texas
BAIN - Kerens, Texas, April 1. - Funeral services for Mrs. E. F. Bain, 55, were held at the First Baptist Church here Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor. Mrs. Bain died at Temple Monday. Burial was in the Bazette Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; four children, Mrs. Robert Tyus of Kerens, Mrs. Ralph Kilgore of Rosebud, Amma Bain of Kerens and Will Bain of Kerens. A brother, Judge Tom Crowley, also survives.

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Minnie Lenora Bancroft
Oct 5, 1936 - Oct 18, 1937

October 19, 1937
BANCROFT - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 19. - Funeral services for Minnie Lenoir Bancroft, 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Bancroft of Powell, who died at the family home, were held Tuesday at the Methodist Church at Powell, with burial in the Kerens Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Royce Bancroft.

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LITTLE POWELL GIRL DIED MONDAY NIGHT; BURIED AT KERENS

Funeral services for Minnie Lenora Bancroft, aged one year, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Bancroft of Powell, who died at the family home Monday night at 11 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church at Powell with interment in the Kerens Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. H. Heizer.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Royce Bancroft.

Pallbearers were J. D. Harris, Homer Harris, Edward Bancroft and T. Bancroft.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Riley Bassham
Jan 16, 1871 - Jan 2, 1941

January 3, 1941
BASSHAM - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 3 - Riley Bassham, 69, of Alma, died suddenly Thursday at Ennis. Funeral will be held at the Alma Methodist Church Saturday afternoon with burial in the Rice Cemetery. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Haley Bullard, Brownsville; a brother, Jimmie Bassham, Roane.

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Riley Bassham

Alma Man Died In Ennis Suddenly On Thursday Afternoon

Riley Bassham, aged 69, of Alma, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at Ennis. Funeral services will be held at the Alma Methodist church at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon with interment in the Rice cemetery.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Laura Mills of Grapevine; a sister, Mrs. Haley Bullard of Brownsville; a brother, Jimmie Bassham of Roane; four grandchildren, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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F. W. Bauldorf
Died Feb. 5, 1900

February 5, 1900
Death of a Veteran
Corsicana, Tex. Feb. 5. - At 6 o'clock this morning F. W. Bauldorf, aged 84 years, died at his home in this city, and will be buried in the Catholic cemetery tomorrow morning from the Catholic Church.
The deceased was an old citizen of this county, having resided here since 1872. He was a native of Austria, having been born in the city of Vienna in 1816, but came to the United States when quite young. He was a veteran of three wars and served under two flags, the Stars and Stripes of the United States and under the Stars and Bars of the Confederacy. In the Indian war in Florida he served throughout that trouble, and in the war between the United States and Mexico he followed the flag of his adopted country into the City of Mexico. When the Civil War broke out he was living in Atlanta, Ga. And was one of the first men in that city to enlist under the flag of the Confederacy. He leaves four children as follows: Mrs. George Barth, Miss Lizzie Bauldorf and Charles Bauldorf of this city, and Frank Bauldorf of Bentonville, Ark.

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Robert King Blackshear
Jan 27, 1876 - May 27, 1929

May 27, 1929
R. K. Blackshear Dead at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 27. - R. K. Blackshear, 53, died suddenly from a heart attack at his home here Monday.
Mr. Blackshear was one of the men who owned and drilled the discovery well in the Corsicana-Powell oil field which came in Jan. 8, 1923, opening the deep oil field here.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Miss Louise, Miss Elizabeth and Miss Mary Blackshear; a son, Bob, all of Corsicana, and a brother, Joe Blackshear of Wichita Falls.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will conduct the services.


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R. K. BLACKSHEAR DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME HERE MONDAY

ONE OF DRILLERS OF DISCOVERY WELL IN CORSICANA –POWELL FIELD

R. K. Blackshear, 53, native Texas, and well-known resident of Corsicana for many years, formerly engaged in the oil and insurance business, died at his home 1404 W. Fourth avenue Monday morning at 9 o’clock after only a few minutes illness with a heart attack. He had arisen Monday morning and dressed, preparatory to coming down town when he was stricken, dying a few moments later. He was born near Palestine, Anderson county, but had been in Corsicana for a number of years.

He was one of the owners and drillers of the “Discovery well” in the Corsicana-Powell deep oil field which came in in Jan. 8, 1933, and opened the field. He was in the insurance business for a number of years and at the time of his death, was the representative of a clothing concern. He was identified with a paint manufacturing company here several years ago.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Miss Louise Blackshear, Miss Elizabeth Blackshear, Bob Blackshear and Miss Mary Blackshear, all of Corsicana; one brother, Joe Blackshear, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Mr. Blackshear was a member of the First Methodist church here.

The funeral will be under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Mr. Blackshear was a soldier in the Third Infantry, U. S. Army and saw service in the Philippines.

The funeral will be held from the family residence, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Miss Elizabeth Blackshear, student in C. I. A., Denton, arrived Monday afternoon and a cousin of Mr. Blackshear, Mrs. Zuletha Hicks of Dallas, came here Monday afternoon to attend the funeral.

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Mrs. S. S. Blake
abt 1855 - Jan. 1929

January 4, 1929
Mrs. S. S. Blake Is Dead.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas. Jan. 4. - Mrs. S. S. Blake, 74, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. M. Hendricks. The body will be forwarded to Bonham, her home, for burial Sunday. Mrs. Blake is survived by five daughters, Mrs. A. M. Hendricks of Corsicana, Mrs. W. C. Burton of Des Moines, N. M.; Mrs. Dora Sullivan of Dallas, Mrs. Kate Cashion of Bonham, Mrs. E. H. Miller of Bonham; and one brother, J. A. Campbell of Lufkin.

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January 5, 1929

Mrs. S. S. Blake, died Jan. 1929

The body of Mrs. S. S. Blake, 74, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. M. Hendricks, was forwarded to Bonham for burial. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. A. M. Hendricks of Corsicana, Mrs. W. C. Burton of Des Moines, N. M.; Mrs. Dora Sillivan of Dallas; Mrs. Kate Cashion of Bonham, Mrs. E. H. Miller of Bonham; one brother, J. A. Campbell of Lufkin.

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J. M. Blackwell
Died May 1937

May 17, 1937
BLACKWELL - Corsicana, Texas. May 17. - J. M. Blackwell, 82, former resident of Navarro County, died at his home in Kirven, Freestone County, Monday morning. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. M. Blackwell Jr., Kirven; Aubrey Blackwell, Corpus Christi, and Vernon Blackwell, Missouri, and two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Medaris, Dallas, and Mrs. W. P. Laningham, Childress.

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Mary Ann (Sloan) Birdwell
Died Oct. 1940

October 9, 1940
Mrs. A. H. Birdwell Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 9. - Mrs. A. H. Birdwell, 83, native Texan and resident of Corsicana seventy-five years, died Tuesday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday, with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Campbell Gillespie, Corsicana; a son, Dr. G. A. Odom, Denton; two brothers, Will Sloan, Corsicana, and R. F. Petty, Hubbard; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Pryor, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. H. T. Lackey, Dallas; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. West Beaumont
Died Feb. 1903

February 7, 1903, Ennis, Texas
Mrs. West Beaumont Dead.
Special to The News.
Ennis, Tex., Feb. 7. - Mrs. West Beaumont died at 6 o'clock this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. P. Mann, in this city and the remains will be taken to Corsicana tomorrow morning for interment.

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Tommy E. Bostick
Died Jan. 1935

January 19, 1935
BOSTICK - Waxahachie, Texas. Jan. 19. -
Funeral services for Tommy Bostick, 27, native of Waxahachie, were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rosa Lee Bostick, at Corsicana. Bostick is survived by his wife; his mother, and two brothers, J. A. and Henry Bostick, both of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR T. E. BOSTICK HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for T. E. Bostick, 27, who died Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock following a short illness with pneumonia, were held from the residence of his mother, Mrs. Rosa Lee Bostick, 514 North Commerce street, Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Prior to moving in Corsicana several months ago, Bostick resided in Shreveport, La.
Surviving are his wife, mother, two brothers, J. A. and Henry Bostick; both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Friday, January 18, 1935


Buddy Len Burleson
Jun 15, 1959 - Jul 22, 2005

Buddy Len Burleson, 46, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 22, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Community Chapel, located at 223 Ave. F, Corsicana.

Mr. Burleson was born June 15, 1959 in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Barber; grandmother, Lillan Murphy; great-grandmother, Magic Cantrell; and his uncle, Roy Murphy.
Mr. Burleson is survived by his son, Michael Burleson of Mesquite; sister and brother-in-law, Djuna and Patrick Bourland of Martins Mill; brother, Rufus Fletcher of Miami, Fla.; stepfather, E.C. Barber of Whitney; special friend, Patty Pegues of Corsicana; nephew, Kyle Rogers; nieces, Taylor and Alyssa Bourland, all of Martins Mill; aunts and uncles, Joyce Miles of Emhouse and Frank and Marsha Murphy; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Darron Ray Brown

Deacon Darron Ray “Ray Ray” Brown, 35, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Moore, pastor, as eulogist and the Rev. K.D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Gladys Quinn

Gladys Quinn, 88, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Athens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Gladys Quinn

Services for Gladys Quinn, 88, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Hayes officiating. Interment followed at Athens Cemetery.

Mrs. Quinn was born Feb. 22, 1917 in Paducah, Texas. She died July 23, 2005 in Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Mrs. Quinn was retired from the Athens Cleaners and was a 30-year resident of Athens before moving to Kerens.

Survivors include daughters, Judy Poston and Ora Lee Richardson, both of Kerens, Rita Hanks of Mississippi and Jane Dunklin of Lubbock; sisters, Naomi Cox of Lubbock and Pearline Carpenter of Mesquite, Texas; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be friends and family members.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2005 at the funeral home.

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Bobby Gene Hollingsworth
Feb 25, 1930 - July 20, 2005

Bobby Gene Hollingsworth, 75, of Blooming Grove died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at his home.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church with Jonathan Speegle officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 25, 1930, to Earl “Shorty” and Bonnie Smith Hollingsworth in Purdon and was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Paul Gary Hollingsworth.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Moore Hollingsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jeff Jenkins; grandchildren, Mandy, Cody and Amy Jenkins, all of Blooming Grove; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Clara Hollingsworth of Midlothian; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Gene was a 1947 graduate of Blooming Grove High School, and he attended Navarro College. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from Procter and Gamble, Dallas, after 37 years of service.

Gene was the current mayor of Blooming Grove, and he was active in Blooming Grove United Methodist Church and formerly at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster. He was an active member of the Blooming Grove Lions Club, Ex-Students Association and Historical Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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James Ervin Kelley
Aug 11, 1905 - Jul 20, 2005

Ervin Kelley, age 99, a resident of Italy, passed away early Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. He was born Aug. 11, 1905, in Hill County to W. Oscar and Etta (McCraken) Kelley. Ervin married Joy Malone on March 28, 1926. He farmed in Ellis County for over 50 years and was a member of the Italy Church of Christ. Ervin was always there to bring a chocolate or coconut pie and took bananas every week for 10 years to the Italy Nursing Home. He was an avid domino player.

Survivors include one daughter, Bobbie J. Davis and her husband Killian, and daughter-in-law, Louise Kelley, all of Italy; three grandchildren, Cherrie Scott of Italy, Teresa Petty of Maypearl and Cherilyn Davis of Italy; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Kelley of California, Odell Kelley of Italy and Woodrow Kelley of Alvarado; sisters, Lometa Raley of Corsicana, Dorothy Ragland of California and Betty Ruth McGar of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ervin was preceded in death by his son, J. E. Kelley Jr. in 1983, and his wife of 76 years, Joy Kelley in 2003; brothers, Oscar, Enoch and Alton Kelley; and sisters, Etta Mae Yeamen and Myrtle Raley.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy. Interment will follow at the Frost Cemetery in Frost.

To view an online obituary or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit the Web site at www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Jefferey Chappell
Jan 3, 1962 - Jul 24, 2005

Jefferey Chappell, 43, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 24, 2005, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Allen, Vince Carter, Dave Commiato, Danny Gillen, Jay Pierce, Ronny Skinner and Orlando Williams.

Mr. Chappell was born Jan. 3, 1962, in Houston. He was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Mika Lanett Chappell of Corsicana; sons, Brad Chappell of Conroe and Jordan Pimental and Alex Pimental, both of Corsicana; father, Morris Chappell of Sheppard; mother, Alonah Narron of Conroe; and brother, Jason Chappell of Sheppard.
A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name Jefferey Chappell to sign the book and submit a memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Stephanie Sue Massey
May 20, 1982 - Jul 6, 2005

East Texas Funeral Home

A memorial service for Stephanie Sue "Pebbles" Massey, 23, of Longview will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Emanuel Lane Baptist Church in Longview with Pastor Bill Owens officiating.

Ms. Massey died July 6, 2005, in a local hospital.

She was born May 20, 1982, in Corsicana, Texas, and had been a resident of Longview for two years. She had a fun-loving attitude and an enjoyment of card games.

Survivors include her father, David; mother, Deborah; and brothers, James Paul and David Denton.

Arrangements for cremation are by East Texas Funeral Home of Longview.


Susie Gail (Cooper) Woodall
Sep 17, 1955 - Jul 25, 2005

Susie Gail Woodall, 46, of Blooming Grove passed away Monday, July 25, 2005, in Blooming Grove.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Connally officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the Power Zone Youth Group of New Beginnings Family Fellowship.

Mrs. Woodall was born Sept. 17, 1955, in Dallas. She was a member of New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Loyd France Cooper.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Woodall of Blooming Grove; mother, Bobbie Jo Cooper of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Shana Woodall of Corsicana; daughters and son-in-law, Windi and Kyle Dowdle of Riesel and Jennifer Blades of Blooming Grove; granddaughters, Skybre Blades and Jayden Star Blades, both of Blooming Grove; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tenna and Tim Fields of Mesquite and Tenica and Jason Jones of Blooming Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Unit, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Maisie (Ratcliffe) Morphew
Nov 11, 1906 - Jul 25, 2005

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend went to be with her Lord at Navarro Regional Hospital on July 25, 2005, with her family at her side. Born to Richard and Christiana Utley Ratcliffe on Nov. 11, 1906, in Hardin, N.Y., Maisie would have celebrated her 99th birthday this year.

Maisie and her mother moved to Oklahoma after her father’s death in 1919, where she graduated from Horace Mann High School in Ada, Okla., at 16 years of age. Later she received a B.S. degree from East Central State University in Ada, where she taught school for 15 years. Her master’s degree was from Sul Ross University in Alpine. She married S. M. Morphew in 1926. Maisie was a loving and caring Christian woman who held her family together through tough times.

A lifelong educator, she taught for 38 years at various positions in Oklahoma and Kermit, where she held many offices. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for over 50 years and a life member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She attended First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, where she was a 72-year member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service. Active in the community, Maisie was a member of Kinsloe House and her beloved bridge club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years; and seven siblings, Etta Shields, Ida Sledd, Elzy Ratcliffe, Opal Shields, Van Ratcliffe, Bonnie Ratcliffe and Manie Holland. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Cocanower of Fort Worth, Rosemary Acree of Corsicana and Jane Mayfield and husband Wayne of Diamondhead, Miss.; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Kent Rogers, Lois McGaugh, Jimmie Childers, the staff at Heritage Oaks and special friend Lynn Murchison.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Thursday, July 28, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name Maisie Ratcliffe Morphew to sign the book and to submit a memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Troy Lynn Wilson
Sep 12, 1973 - Jul 17, 2005

Memorial services for Troy Lynn Wilson, 31, of Austin will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield with Brother Bubba Rutherford officiating.

Mr. Wilson passed away Sunday, July 17, 2005. He was born Sept. 12, 1973.

He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Wilson of Fairfield; sister, Debbie Reid and husband Kenneth of Teague; brother, Wayne Wilson of Fairfield; nieces, Brooklynn Wilson of Fairfield, Kayla Reid of Teague and Bobbie Jo Morgan and husband Paul of Nacogdoches; and nephew, Caleb Wilson of Groesbeck.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his father, Robert T. Wilson; uncle, Bryan Wyatt; and grandparents, Fred and Louise Wyatt and Robert and Estelle Wilson.
Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Danny Lee Wilson
Nov 3, 1969 - Jul 21, 2005

Memorial services for Danny Lee Wilson, 35, of Fairfield will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield with Brother Bubba Rutherford officiating.

Mr. Wilson passed away Thursday, July 21, 2005. He was born Nov. 3, 1969.

He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Wilson of Fairfield; son, Caleb Wilson of Groesbeck; daughter, Brooklynn Wilson of Fairfield; sister, Debbie Reid and husband Kenneth of Teague; brother, Wayne Wilson of Fairfield; and nieces, Kayla Reid of Teague and Bobbie Jo Morgan and husband Paul of Nacogdoches.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his brother, Troy Wilson; father, Robert T. Wilson; uncle, Bryan Wyatt; and grandparents, Fred and Louise Wyatt and Robert and Estelle Wilson.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Susie Belle Moseley
Feb 14, 1922 - Jul 25, 2005

Susie Belle Moseley of Prairie Village, Kan., originally from Blooming Grove and Milford, died July 25, 2005, in Pelham, N.Y., while visiting her children. Susie Bell Moseley was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Blooming Grove, the daughter of Worth Darrow Moseley and Clemie Frederick Moseley of Milford. She was named for her grandmother, Susie Belle Moseley, daughter of
William Worth Darrow and Anne McCain. She grew up in Blooming Grove and Milford, where she was a member of Presbyterian Church of Milford. She married Capt. Harry Silverglat of the Army Air Corps in Weatherford on Nov. 10, 1941, and moved to Dallas, where she lived until 1961 when she moved to Prairie Village, Kan. In Dallas and Kansas, she was an accomplished decorator and artist though she had no formal training in either. She later attended Johnson County Junior College in Kansas in study art.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971. She is survived by five children, Dr. Michael Silverglat of Missoula, Mont., Susan Paddock of Gettysburg, Pa., Philip Darrow of Verona, N.J., Roger Silverglat of McKinney and Harry Darrow of Pelham, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be privately held in Pelham, N.Y. Cards may be sent to the family at 36 Clifford Ave., Pelham, N.Y. 10803. The family requests no flowers.

Arrangements by Pelham Funeral Home, Pelham, N.Y.

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Martha Jo Evins
Died Jan. 1933

January 9, 1933
Evins Baby Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 9. - Martha Jo Evins, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Evins, who died in a local hospital, was buried Sunday afternoon in the Hamilton Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Ingle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church.

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N. M. Earp
Died May 1923

May 23, 1924
MAN SHOT DURING LIQUOR RAID DIES IN CORSICANA
N. M. Earp, 23 years old, who was shot at Tuckertown, a few nights ago during a liquor raid by officers, died at the County Hospital at 9 o'clock Friday morning. The body will be sent to Gilmer, where funeral services will be held, with burial some time Saturday. Earp is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Earp; four sisters and one small brother. The entire family live in Upshur County.

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Katherine Easly
Died Mar. 1930

March 13, 1930
Negro Girl Dies of Burns.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 13. - Katherine Easly, 13, negro girl, died Thursday at her home near Corbet, Navarro County, as the result of burns received in the night when a lamp she attempted to light exploded. The house and contents were destroyed by fire.

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Mrs. O. H. Earll
Died May 1894

May 17, 1894
MRS. O. H. EARLL
Corsicana, Tex., May 17. - Mrs. Earll, wife of Conductor O. H. Earll of the Cotton Belt railroad, died here to-day.

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Iza (Polk) Early
Died May 1905

May 24, 1905, Waco, Texas
To Be Buried in Corsicana.
Special To The News
Waco, Tex., May 24. - The remains of Mrs. Iza Polk Early were sent over the Coton Belt today to Corsicana for burial, accompanied by the bereaved husband, Malcomb Early, and other relatives. Mrs. Early was Miss Polk. She grew up in Corsicana. She was a highly esteemed lady and had been married to Mr. Early two years. Mrs. Early occupied a high social standing in Waco, being prominent in several woman's clubs.


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Blanche Eaton
Died Jan. 1940

January 15, 1940
EATON - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 15 - Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Eaton, 58, who died Sunday, were held Monday. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marie Andrews, Corsicana; Mrs. James Davis, Fort Worth; Mrs. Raymond Marick, Corsicana, and three sons, John Eaton, Corsicana; Gerald Eaton, Waco, and Celland Eaton, Abilene.

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May 30, 1941

Mrs. R. A. Edens, died May 1941

EDENS - Corsicana, Texas. May 30. - Mrs. R. A. Edens of Rice died in a local hospital Thursday. Funeral was held in Rice Friday afternoon. Surviving are her husband; two sons, J. N. Edens, Rice, and Angus Edens, McCamey; two daughters, Mrs. John Cordwell, Big Spring, and Mrs. J. W. Heilbecker, Abilene, and three sisters, Mrs. Harry Emmert of Rice, Mrs. H. C. Kerby of Chatfield and Mrs. Ira Cardwell, Rice.

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Edison Eddins
Died December 2, 1913

December 3, 1913
CLERK KILLED IN STORE
Edison Eddins Slain at Richland, Navarro County, in Night, Knife Being Weapon Used
Special to The News
Corsicana. Tex., Dec. 3. - This morning about 6:30 o'clock the lifeless body of Edison Eddins, attired only in night clothing, was found in the A. A. Allison store at Richland in this, Navarro County. There was a knife wound extending to the heart and a long, deep slash across the stomach. Either of these wounds would have caused death.
Eddins was employed by Allison and slept at the store. When another clerk went to the store this morning to relieve Eddins that he might go to breakfast, he found the doors locked. On entering he discovered the body near the door. A window with sash raised in the rear of the building indicated that the perpetrator of the deed had entered and made his exit that way.
An overturned stove and other disarranged articles were evidence that there had been a terrible struggle.
Eddins was about 23 years old. He was last seen alive after he had left the home of a young lady upon whom he had called. He was highly respected and his employer today spoke of him in words of highest praise.
So far no arrests have been made and the case is shrouded in mystery.
Eddins' parents reside near Groesbeck.

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December 5, 1913
EDDINS KILLING YET A MYSTERY
Officers Working on Case Admit They Are Practically Without Clew
Special to The News.
Corsicana. Tex., Dec. 4. - The passing of another day has failed to bring a solution to the killing of Edison Eddins Tuesday night at Richland, in the store in which he was clerking. Officers are diligently working on the case, and today a party was held here for some time by officers, but was finally released. The officers declare they are at sea, and practically without a clew.
Eddins' body was taken to Groesbeck last night for burial.

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Marie Theresa Elliott
Mar 14, 1915 - Aug 28, 1929

August 28, 1929
Girl, Dragged by Horse, Dies From Injuries
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug 28. - Marie Elliott, 14-year-old daughter of Mrs. Julia Elliott of Navarro, who received severe injuries about ten days ago when she was dragged through a barbed-wire fence by a horse, died in the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday morning and the funeral will be held at Navarro Thursday afternoon with burial in the Hopewell Cemetery.
Her right leg was practically severed and the right ankle was cut.
Severe injuries were received on the head and the young girl was unconscious for some time after the accident.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Julia Elliott, Navarro; father, J. W. Elliott, Wink; two brothers and two sisters.

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Francys (Milner) Bryant-Edens
Died October 1940

October 14, 1940
EDENS - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 14 - Funeral for Mrs. Francys Edens, wife of Allen Edens Jr., who died Monday, will be held Tuesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Besides her husband she is survived by infant twins, Allen Elliott and Francys Doryne Edens, Corsicana, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Milner, Streetman.

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Mrs. Francys Edens Buried Tuesday

Mrs. Francys Edens, wife of Allen Edens, Jr., died at the P&S Hospital Monday morning at 10 o'clock.

Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. L. Shaddix of Arp, formerly of Streetman.

Surviving are her husband, infant twins, Allen Elliott and Francys Doryne Edens, Corsicana, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Milner, Streetman.

Mrs. Edens was well known in Blooming Grove, and was a teacher here before her marriage. She has many friends here that deeply regret to hear of her death.

Pallbearers were John Bonner, John Webb, George Winburn and Lee Lamb of Streetman, James McDugal, W. M. Spear, Albert Ashmore and Tom Spikes of Corsicana.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 18, 1940
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Wilson Edmondson
Nov 25. 1912 - Jan 1952

January 6, 1952, Dallas, Texas
Funeral Rites Slated Monday for Sergeant
Funeral services will be held of T/Sgt. Wilson Edmondson at 2 p.m. Monday at the Geo. A. Brewer Funeral Chapel, 3603 Ross. The Rev. J. Howard Smith will officiate and will be assisted by a chaplain from Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Edmondson, 39, was killed with thirty-six others in an airplane crash Nov. 13, 1951, near Mount Dore, France. He was on his way to Bordeaux, France, as an inspector of maintenance and motor pools. He had volunteered to replace another soldier whose child was sick. He was born Nov. 25, 1912, near Corsicana. He came to Dallas almost twenty years ago. He worked as a mechanic at East Texas Motor Freight Lines here before entering the Army for three and a half years during World War II. He received three battle stars while serving with the 44th Division. He was separated from the Army in October, 1945. After working at the trucking company here following his discharge he enlisted in the Air Force in June, 1946, and served one year in Amarillo and three years at Lowry Field No. 1 near Denver, Colo., before going overseas in June, 1950. His home base was Wiesbaden, Germany, at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife; three sisters, Mrs. Herman Grimes, Houston; Mrs. R. J. Densmore and Mrs. George Claussen, both of Dallas; six brothers, Woodrow Edmondson, Amarillo; Gene Edmondson, Wichita Falls; Clyde Edmondson, Henry Edmondson, Richard Edmondson and Horace Edmondson, all of Dallas, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Edmondson of Dallas.

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