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Gladys (Grooms) Brown
July 18, 1903 - Aug 13, 1994

Gladys G. Brown, 91, of Corsicana, died Aug. 13, 1994, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Lone Oak Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born July 18, 1903, in Mclendon County. She was a retired cosmetologist with Fields Pharmacy in Arlington. She was a member of the Corsicana First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas Brown.

Survivors include her daughter, Dorris Murray of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Viki Dowell of Princeton, J.J., and Deborah Gostylo of Houston; one grandson, David Murray of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Pattie (UNKNOWN) McKinney
Feb 29, 1850 - Feb 10, 1930

KERENS WOMAN IS FOUND DEAD EARLY TUESDAY IN HOME
KERENS, Feb. 11.—(Spl).—Mrs. H. C. McKinney, widow of the late Dr. H. C. McKinney, and stepmother of A. D. McKinney of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. E. Simmons of Kerens, was found dead at the family home about 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. She was fully dressed and sitting by the fire. She had been in apparently good health.

Interment will take place at the Kerens cemetery Wednesday but the hour of the funeral had not been decided upon at press hour.

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Earl Emerson Sherrill
Feb 5, 1948 - Oct 30, 1997

Earl Emerson Sherrill, 49, of Corsicana died Oct. 30 in Dallas.

Services are today at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. J.T. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the Kerens cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Albert Rios, Thomas Holley, James Novy, Randy Waters, Ricky Thedford, Gary Holloway, Alan Thedford, Kevin Thedford, James Dale Holloway and Mike Holloway.

Mr. Sherrill was born Feb. 5, 1948.

Mr. Sherrill is survived by his wife, Angie Sherrill of Bardwell; daughter, Sabrina Sherrill of Bardwell; mother, Leona Sherrill of Corsicana; four sisters, Mamie Holloway of Corsicana, Lillie Jacobson of Salt Lake City, Utah, Velma Waters of Mesquite, and Joyce Thedford of Corsicana; and a brother, Jimmie Sherrill of Corsicana.

Mr. Sherrill was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie Thomas Sherrill.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lee Roy Sheppard
Nov 27, 1899 - Oct 20, 1975

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Chapel in Kerens for Lee Roy Sheppard, a resident of Mel Haven in Corsicana.

Mr. Sheppard died Monday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Frost in November of 1899. He was retired.

Survivors include two brothers, Joe Sheppard of Kerens and Earnest Sheppard of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Pansy Harrell of Dallas and Mrs. Janie Frank of Denton and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were R.H. Hilliard, W.P. Ingram, Tillman Red, C.E. Blissett, Wyle McClintock, Eddie McNeese.

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Lonnie Winnard Rudd
Mar 13, 1900 - Aug 14, 1994

Lonnie W. Rudd, 94, of Kerens, died August 14, 1994.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Kenneth Evenson and the Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Oma Rudd, and one great-grandson, Erick Pringle.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lavois and Weston Wallace of Kerens; one son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Dorothy Rudd of Dallas; four grandchildren, Brenda Pringle of Abilene, Texas, Terry Wallace of Dallas, Joan Nabors and Sharon Johnson, both of Duncanville; four great-grandchildren, Michael Pringle, Adam Nabors, Brent Nabors and Craig Johnson; two brothers, Juel Rudd and R.D. Rudd, both of Waxahachie.

Pallbearers will be Bob McNeeley, C.E. Blissett, Tim Crawford, Chuck Weems, Homer Gene Wasson, Wint Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be Morgan Lowe, B.B. Bennett, Calvin Franklin, R.H. Hilliard, Nolan Grubbs.

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John Terry Stewart
March 8, 1949 - May 18, 2011

Corsicana —John Terry Stewart, 62, of Corsicana, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

He was born to Evan Frank Stewart and Nanerle York on March 8, 1949, in Corsicana, and raised in the Pursley Community. John dedicated 10 years of his life in service as a sergeant in the United States Air Force and much of his spare time helping others to achieve sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous.

Survivors include his four beloved daughters, Tammy Jean, Brandi, Janet, and Jennifer; he is also survived by his grandchildren.

He will forever be the strength of our souls.

Arrangements by North Dallas Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 23, 2011
  • Burial at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

Jessie Whitfield
Jan 8, 1917 - Jun 6, 1932

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Willie Whitfield
Sep 15, 1918 - Jun 6, 1932

Two Boys Drown While Wading in Tank At Emmett FROST, June 11.— (Spl.)— Funeral services were held Saturday morning for Jessie, aged 14, and Willie, aged 12, sons of George Whitfield, who were drowned at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon while wading in a tank on the Eddie Moore farm in the Emmett community on which their father
was a tenant. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.
Willie, the smaller boy, was reported to have waded beyond his depth and Jessie went to his assistance and both were drowned.
Several smaller boys, companions of the drowned youths, went for assistance. It was reported that they did not start immediately and then went five miles before help could be secured.

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Cleonn A. Stone
Apr 23, 1853 - Jan 26, 1924

Pioneer Resident of County Buried Sunday

C. A. Stone, aged about 73 years was buried at the Emmett cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Death occurred at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Rufus Ramsey of Brownwood, formerly of Blooming Grove of this county. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Boulware, pastor of the Methodist church of Wortham, formerly pastor of the Emmett Methodist church.
The deceased has been a resident of Navarro county for thirty-five years. He was a life-long member of the Methodist church and was one of the leading laymen of the church in this section of the country, having been a member of the board of stewards and Sunday school superintendent for more than thirty years. He was well known in Methodist circles in this county.
The following survive, his wife, two sons, Frank Stone of Oklahoma and Charlie Stone of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Mrs. Ed Lemmons of Graham. The following step-children survive: Mrs. Rufus Ramsey, Brownwood;
H. A. Holloway, McAllen; Mrs. G. A. Bills, Graham; J. M. Fields, Emmett, and T. P. Fields, Hillsboro.

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Joseph William "Dude" Biggar
Jan 25, 1941 - Sep 9, 2010

Joseph W. Biggar passed away Sept. 9, 2010.

He was born in Corsicana and attended Blooming Grove schools. He graduated Blooming Grove High School in 1959. He was a former home delivery contractor for the Dallas Morning News and for over 20 years operated as a wrecker driver for 24 Hour Wrecker Service in Lancaster.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Martin and Letha Ingram Biggar of Blooming Grove; former wife, Robbie Jean Biggar; and grandson, Kasey Wyatt Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Jennie of Ferris; daughter, Cheryl Roberts and husband Kevin of Gun Barrel; step-sons, Michael Sims of Ferris, and Richard and wife Darlene Sims of Glen Heights; brother, Walter "Stinkey" Biggar and wife Joyce of Blooming Grove; nieces Amanda Atkeisson and husband Joe, and Stephanie Pitz of Blooming Grove; grandsons, Korey and Kobey Roberts of Gun Barrel, and Clayton and Austin Sims of Glen Heights; granddaughters, Kayla and Krystal Roberts; grand nieces, Presley Atkeisson and Alyson Pitz; he is also survived by grand nephews Preston Atkeisson and Colton Pitz.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday Sept. 19, at New Beginnings Family Fellowship with Bryan Connally officiating.

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Joe D. Freeland, Jr.
1923 - Feb 25, 1944
Airforce

T-Sgt. Freeland To Be Buried In Dawson Friday

Funeral services for T-Sgt. Joe D. Freeland, Jr., 20, killed in action over Austria, Feb 25, 1944, will be held from the Christian church in Dawson Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Max T. Neal, minister of Waco. The body will arrive in Dawson Wednesday. Military rites will be held at the graveside.

Graduating from Dawson High school in May, 1941, he entered the air forces in July, 1941, and received his wings at Dyersburg, Tenn., before going to foreign service in October, 1943, with the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy. He was a gunner on a B-17.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Freeland, Itasca, formerly of Dawson; two brothers, John F. and Don Allen Freeland, both of Itasca, and a sister, Mrs. J.K. Harper, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.
 


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Wayne Douglas
June 25, 1940 - May 26, 2011

Wayne Douglas, 70, of Corsicana peacefully entered the presence of the Savior surrounded by his family singing to him on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Conway, Ark.

He was born on June 25, 1940, in Corsicana to parents Clifton Clyde Douglas and Annie Lura Tieman.
He was a member of Calvary Worship Center for many years. He was a very avid lover of gospel music, and played professionally for the Blackwood Singers in the 1960’s. He played for several churches in the area, and always had a smile on his face while playing the piano. He worked for many years tuning pianos, and had a very keen ear for making them sound just right.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Nell Douglas; and his parents, Clifton and Annie Douglas.

He is survived by his two sons, Mark Douglas and his wife Penny of Vilonia, Ark., and Gary Douglas and his wife Lori of Corsicana; grandchildren, Clayton, Parker, Mariah and Lauren Douglas of Vilonia, Ark; and Colton, Adrianne, Hannah and Garrett Douglas and Savannah Riddell of Corsicana; brothers, Don Douglas and wife Brenda of Blue Ridge, Texas, and David Douglas and wife Lois of Corsicana; aunt, Fannie Hickey of Grandfield, Okla.; special friend, Pat Junkin of Ennis; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Rev. Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hartis, Robert Horvath, Jimmy Johnson, Rudy Lopez, Ronnie Lucas and Jimmie Ross Young.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Clayton Douglas, Parker Douglas, Colton Douglas and Garrett Douglas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Jack Harding Selby, Jr.
July 8, 1937 - May 18, 2011

Mr. Jack Selby, 73, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Corsicana.

He was born on July 8, 1937 in Dallas, to parents Jack Harding Selby Sr. and Alma Sally Liston Selby.

He attended North Dallas High School, where he lettered in basketball and graduated in 1955. He attended Arlington State College, where he played basketball and majored in Radio-Television. Jack loved all types of sports and upon moving to Corsicana he become an avid fan of Navarro College ladies softball.

He valued family life and never had a cross word to say about anyone. He was a tolerant man and was always supportive of his wife and children’s goals or endeavors. He was very proud of all his children. Jack’s wife had a pet name for him, she always called him “Handsome Man,” and he always called her “Baby.” Handsome Man, Poppy, Dad, Jack you will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Harding and Alma Sally Selby Sr.

Jack is survived by his wife, Vicki Jones Selby; seven children, Scott Mac Selby, Laura Liston and Jacklyn Selby, all of California; Rhonda Sparks and husband Robert, Gary Norris and wife Cindy, Wendell Norris and wife Kim, and Joshua Kersey and wife Kristina, all of the Dallas area. Jack also leaves behind eight grandchildren; and a brother, Carroll Morgan “Scott” Selby, III.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Robert Sparks officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Kersey, Gary Norris, Corey Norris, Aaron McGuire, Sean Hughes and Wendell Norris.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218 or the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kevin S. Edgar
Nov 2, 1977 - May 18, 2011

Corsicana — Kevin S. Edgar, 33, of Teague, formerly of Hemphill  died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at his residence in Teague.

He was born November 2, 1977 in Hemphill.

Kevin was a resident of Teague the past two years where he was a welder for Long Equipment in Teague. He also resided in numerous East Texas cities where his welding jobs took him, and he had lived in Hemphill until the age of 16.  He was a 1995 graduate of Corsicana High School. Kevin loved all outdoors activities and loved fishing, hunting, horses, and riding 4 wheelers mud hogging with his trucks, but he especially loved being with his children.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Hoy Edgar, 1996.

Survivors include his sons, Dakoda Lane Edgar, and Brayden Edgar, both of Elkhart, father, Danny Edgar, Hemphill, mother and step father, Sonya and Dale Hammans, Teague, brothers, Trey Hammans, Palestine, Trae Adams, Kooper Hammans, both of Teague, Matthew Edgar, Hemphill, sisters, Aimee and J. Stone, Garrison, Jena Edgar, Vidor, Chlsea Edgar, Hemphill, maternal grandparents, Chester and Carrie Stutts, Athens, Janie Arnold, Odessa, Ken and Kay Hammans, Chandler, paternal grandmother, Jean Edgar, Hemphill, Uncles and Aunts, Larry and Donna Stutts, Athens, Edward and Angie Edgar, Hemphill, Cathy and Ricky Stuart, Richland.

Graveside Services and Interment for are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Monday May 23 at the Delbert Stutts Private Cemetery, Athens, with John Taylor officiating, under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Pallbearers are Bo Rice, Kent Smith, Trae Adams, Trey Hammans, Kooper Hammans, Justin Stutts

Family will receive friends Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

You may leave a message of condolence or sign the guest register at www.carrolllehr.com

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Donald Layton Massey
March 21, 1930 - May 20, 2011

Corsicana —Donald Layton Massey, 81, of Corsicana, former Chief of Police and former City Councilman, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2011 in Navarro County.

Donald (Don) was born March 21, 1930 in Olden to Arthur and Delia Massey.

During the early years of his life he worked at Sears and Austin Shoe Store with the desire to serve the public.

He earned his degree in Criminal Justice Navarro College and joined the Corsicana Police Department in the early 1960's.

Don later became Chief of Police in Corsicana and served office for six years.

In 1979 he moved to Conroe, Texas and served as Chief of Police for eight years.

After returning to Corsicana Independent School District for four years.

Looking forward to retirement years, he enjoyed camping and touring the different State Parks in his RV camper with family and friends.

He had a fondness for Christmas decorating and enjoyed participating in the Festival of Lights. After he retired, Don still had a desire to serve the public as a Corsicana City Council Member for eight years.

Don was a long time member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church now the St. Luke UMC, where he had a passion for music as a member of the choir, singing with a great appreciation for the Lord and his church family.

Don was a member of many Corsicana Civic Groups, as well as serving with honors in the 36th Infantry Division in the Texas National Guard.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, brother's Glynn, Gene, Jim, Cols and sister Hattie Massey Perkins and daughter Dianna Sue (Susie) Massey Ganze.

He is survived by his wife Doreena Mae Hayes Massey and cherished the memory of sixty one years of marriage; daughters and sons-in-law - Donna Massey Scruggs and her husband Jerry of Purdon and Debbie Massey Dixon and her husband Mark of Burleson; Son-in-law Randy Ganze of Purdon; Sister-in-law Alice and her husband Raymond Davidson of Corsicana; nephew Richard Massey and wife Sammie of Eastland, Niece Ann Massey of Corsicana and numerous other nieces and nephews and his grandchildren Chris and Jeremy Scruggs, Amy Dixon Pillans, Carrie Dixon Hendrix, Lauren Dixon, Jeffery Ganze and Dustin Ganze serving in Afghanistan; eight great-grandchildren and a host of other family members.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Carpenter and Chaplain Lewis Palos officiating. A private graveside burial will follow for family at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Leslie Cotton, Mike Cox, Lewis Palos, Ronnie McGaha, Thomas Dockery and Randy Blue.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Haynie, Neal Baggett and Navarro County, Corsicana and Conroe Peace Officers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Luke UMC Church or Choir Fund.

Chief Massey's last wish was for the city of Corsicana to always prosper and grow in peace.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Kathy Elaine Bryant
May 19, 1954 - April 22, 2011

Kathy Elaine Bryant, 56, of Blooming Grove, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at her residence following a long-term illness.

She was born May 19, 1954, in Terrell, to Jeanette Ruth and J. T. Bryant. Kathy was a graduate of Blooming Grove High School and a member of the Baptist Church. She was employed for nine years at Pauline’s Nursing Home as an aide. Kathy loved local sports of any kind.

She is preceded in death by her parents, J. T. and Jeanette Ruth Bryant; maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Willie Moore; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bryant.

Survivors include her brother, Mike Bryant of Blooming Grove; she is also survived by numerous cousins and dear family relatives.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Corley Blooming Grove Chapel.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Bryan Connally officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Joyce (Hollingsworth) Moore
May 10, 1935 - April 24, 2011

Joyce Hollingsworth Moore, 75, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, at home at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, Assisted Living, in Corsicana.

She was born May 10, 1935, near Frost, to Roy and Ottis Hollingsworth and graduated from Frost High School. She married Charles W. Moore of Frost and in 1968 they settled near Blooming Grove where they raised their two daughters. She was a long-time member of Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. She was employed at Blooming Grove ISD as an aide and later worked many years as a ward clerk at Navarro Regional Hospital. She prided herself in her work and in taking care of her family and home. She was a devoted wife and mother.

Following the death of her husband in 2007 she moved to Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana where she renewed many friendships, made new friends, and grew close to her new family of residents and staff.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Moore; parents, Roy and Ottis Hollingsworth; and by her brother, Darrell Hollingsworth.

Survivors include her daughters and their husband’s, Beverly and Howard Seely, and Sherry and Mark Baggett all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Chris and Tamara Seely of Wylie, Jeremy and Brooke Seely of Hillsboro, Nicole Seely of Dallas, Joshua and Amber Baggett of Corsicana, and Dan and Jessica Seitzler of Dallas; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Brenda Evans of Blooming Grove, and Linda and Roland Southard of Avalon; she is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.

The family extends a great thank you to the individual caretakers at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, Bethany Healthcare, and Fresenies Dialysis Center.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with pastors Darren Heil and Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will be at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roland Southard, Duane Evans, Rory Evans, Jon Thornhill, Ronald Hollingsworth, and Mark Defrance.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Emma (Tadlock) Ivie
March 20, 1922 - May 21, 2011

Corsicana —Mary Emma Ivie, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Corsicana at the age of 89. She was born in Purdon on March 20, 1922 to John L. Tadlock and Virgie D. Hodges Tadlock. She was employed for a number of years at Hagger Slacks and was member of Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded n death by her parents, her husband Rheuben Ivie, five sisters and five step-children. Survivors include her daughter Patricia Folmer and husband Thomas of Corsicana. Step-daughter Letha Nell Baxter of Fort Worth. Granddaughter Jennifer Meek and husband Greg of San Antonio. Great granddaughter Madilynn Manlove of San Antonio and a number of step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon, May 23, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Younger Cemetery with Brother Charles McBryde officiating.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Alice Faye Hendricks
Nov 7, 1948 - May 19, 2011

Corsicana — Alice Faye Hendricks, 62 of Corsicana, passed away May 19, 2011. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday May 21, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Felipe Cortez
May 26, 1934 - May 20, 2011

Corsicana — Felipe Cortez, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2011 in Corsicana at the age of 76. A rosary service will beheld on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Sheila Jane Flores
Dec 12, 1963 - May 17, 2011

Sheila Jane Flores, 47, of Corsicana, passed away May 17, 2011, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at The Word Church with the Rev. Bo Loftis officiating.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Allen Anderson
Nov 6, 1894 - May 15, 1941

Co. D 359th Inf 90th Div

OBITUARY OF ALLEN ANDERSON.

Allen Anderson was born November 6, 1894, in Richland. Texas, and lived there all of his life, except for the period of service in the United States Army. He had been in business in Richland for 25 years. He passed away May 15, 1941, at 4:45 p.m. He would have been 47 years of age in November.

Allen Anderson received infant baptism in the Methodist church. On April 26, 1918, the deceased was inducted into the United States Army, and soon thereafter joined the allied forces in France. He served his country in the 359th Infantry, Company D. of the 90th Division. He was in the first major drive of the American forces in France. Allen Anderson engaged in the battle of St. Mihiel, Verdun, Argonne Forest and others. In one of these battles he was gassed and he received the Purple Heart medal from the United States army in 1939. He was honorably discharged from the army February 8, 1919.
On September 23, 1919, Mr. Anderson and Miss Clyde Ballew were united in marriage.
The deceased was a member of he Masonic Lodge. No. 809, A. F. and A. M., Richland, Texas, being initiated March 2, 1928. He was passed to the degree of Fellowcraft April 4, 1928, and raised to the degree of a Master Mason May 9, 1928. He was very active In lodge work, having served as officer in said lodge as follows: Junior deacon during the Masonic year of 1928; senior warden in 1931; worshipful master in 1932 and 1933; then again as junior warden in 1936 and as senior warden in 1937 and 1938. Allen Anderson was active in teaching students in Masonry, having instructed 27 such students during his time in the lodge.

He is survived by his wife, seven brothers, Nix of Oklahoma, Mark of Richland, Walter of New Mexico, D. J. of Oklahoma, Joe of Richland, Fred of Denison, and Bob of Houston, and one sister, Mrs. R. D. Morrison of Houston and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALLEN ANDERSON SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Allen Anderson, 46, native of Richland, who died Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Richland cemetery where interment was made. He operated a cafe at Richland. Anderson serviced with the 359th Infantry, Nineteenth Division, in the World War. Masons had charge of the rites at the grave.
Surviving are his wife of Richland; seven brothers, Nix, Oklahoma; Mark, Richland; Walter, New Mexico; D. J. Oklahoma; Joe Richland; Fred, Denison, and Bob, Houston, a sister, Mrs. R. D. Morrison, Houston, and other relatives.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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William Henry Brown
Nov 21, 1890 - Sept 24, 1976

W. H. Brown

RICHLAND - Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Richland for William Henry Brown 86, resident of Richland, who died Friday. Burial will be at Richland Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include a son, William E. Brown of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Brown Love of Fort Worth; three grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a brother, Tom Brown of Corpus Christi.
The Rev. W. C. Crawford will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Arthur Patrick Jr., A. Neil Brown, Guy Lansford, Guy Campbell, Rube Griffin, and Doug Tidwell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Sept 26, 1976
  • h/o Gladys (Ballew) Brown
  • s/o William Marian Brown and Alice (Jones) Brown (from Death Certificate)
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Roger Dell Arnold
Sept 21, 1950 - June 7, 1957

Funeral Services For Mexia Child Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Roger Dell Arnold, six-year-old Mexia child, accidentally electrocuted at Richland Friday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. James A. Bruner, pastor of the First Methodist church at Richland.

The child had been crawdad fishing and when he was missed, a brother, Otis Arnold, discovered the body and reported he (Otis) was "shocked" when he touched his brother's body. The father, E. L. Arnold, is reported to have kicked a loose electric power wire away, picked up his son's body from the weeds in the grader ditch and rushed him to Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. E. S. Allen, Richland justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of accidental death by electrocution following an investigation.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Arnold; brother, Otis, and a twin-sister, Ruby Nell Arnold, all of Mexia; grandmother, Mrs. Emma Arnold, Richland, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Merle McCord, Leonard Griffin, J.W. Shipley and Howard Price.

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Danny Glenn Williams
Mar 3, 1962 - Feb 15, 1965

Danny Williams Rites Tuesday

Services for Danny Glenn Williams, aged two years, 11months, 2103 West Second avenue, who died Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the Richland Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jarrell Chappell, pastor, and Rev. A. T. Isling, Jr., former pastor.

Surviving; are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams, a sister, Cheryl, Corsicana; grandparents, Jack Schultz, Richland; Mrs. Joy Young, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Williams, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were James McNeel, Fred Grice, Alvin Holley and David Dycus.
Corley directed.

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Eugene White
Jan 18, 1915 - July 6, 1952

Eugene White Is Fatally Injured

Eugene White, 37, salesman for Magnolia Paper Company, was killed at 3 a.m. Sunday in an automobile accident at Hallettsville, Texas. He resided at San Benito.

His wife and son, Gene Arthur White, both of San Benito, are in a Hallettsville hospital in critical conditions of injuries suffered in the same mishap that cost White's life.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the First Baptist church in Richland. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. fowler, Baptist minister of Malakoff.

The Masons will have charge of graveside rites.

Surviving are his wife, son, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. White, Richland; two brothers, J. D. White, Brownsville, and Jack White, Richland; three sisters, Mrs. George Barton, Overton; Mrs. R. L. Hogan, Texas City, and Mrs. Wayne Weatherford, Henderson.

Corley will direct.

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Theodore W. Cunningham
Oct 5, 1899 - July 24, 1976

Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Theodore Cunningham, 76, native of Ennis and resident of Kerens, who died Saturday.

He was an artist.

Father John Fowler of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church officiated.

He is survived by a sister Mrs. E. H. McGlasson of Waco

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - Aug 5, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Death Certificate shows burial in Restland Cem., Dallas Texas
  • s/o E. D. Cunningham and Nezilda (Bredtel) Cunningham
  • Kerens Cemetery

Ethan W. Melton
Oct 26, 1918 - April 22, 2011

Ethan W. Melton, 92, of Irving, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at his home.

He was born Oct. 26, 1918, in Blooming Grove, to Ernest Carter Melton and Donna Hunt Melton. Ethan was raised on the family farm until he was called to serve in World War II. He joined the US Army Air Corps and went on to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross after flying 58 missions. Ethan returned to Blooming Grove a hometown hero.

He met and married Christene Fields and they made their home in Irving where they raised their children David and Chrisanne. Ethan worked at LTV for 28 years before retiring in 1975. Ethan worked at Burton-Curry Buick an additional 10 years before finally retiring. He was an avid fisherman and sportsman.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Ervin Melton.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Christene; son, David Melton and wife Lucy; daughter, Chrisanne Lanier and husband Jeff; three grandchildren, Casey Melton and wife Natalie, Kealey Melton, and Morgan Lanier; he is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Donovan Floyd, Kobe Floyd, Sydney Melton, and Presley Melton.

The family would like to especially thank Ethan's caregivers Angela and Lidia for all their love and care and many meals they shared at Joe's Coffee Shop.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011, at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Plymouth Park Baptist Church. Interment with military honors was at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home, Irving.



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Howard Hitt
Apr 11, 1896 - Nov 30, 1973

Howard Hitt

BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church for Howard Hitt, 77, retired Blooming Grove blacksmith who died Friday in Maywood Manor Nursing Home in Kerens. The Rev. Ken James pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery here under direction of McCormick Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be men of Central Baptist Church of which he was a member.
A native of Dresden, he had lived in Blooming Grove most of his life. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a member of the VFW.
Surviving are two sons, J. K. Hitt of Arlington and Bill Hitt of Blooming Grove; one daughter Mrs. Mary Griggs of Kerens; one brother, Herman Hitt of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Cluop and Lyda Rogers, addresses unavailable and six grandchildren.

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George Green
Oct 14, 1884 - Jun 9, 1973
G. Green

BLOOMING GROVE--Funeral services were at 10 a m Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for George Green, 88, of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday at a hospital in Waxahachie. Rev Sam Tullock, First Baptist Church of Waxahachie pastor officiated, and burial was at Rose Hill cemetery.
Survivors include his widow a daughter, two sisters and a grandson.

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Rufus Hardy Green
Jan 31, 1888 - Mar 26, 1963

Rufus H. Green Rites Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE, March 29 (Spl.)—Rufus Hardy Green, 75, native of Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night following a short illness. He was a retired farmer.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Charles Reeves, pastor of the First church.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; three sons, Stanford Green, Lancaster; Ray Green, Lewisville, and W. B. (Pete) Green, Farmington, N.M.; four daughters, Mrs. Opal Rasco, Irving; Mrs. Ruth Rasco, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Sammie Lynch, Arlington; Mrs. Bonnie Story, Irving; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Sheppard, Lancaster, and Mrs. Lillie Willhelm, Dallas; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Fred McGraw, Don McGraw, Joe McGraw, Earnest Hiler, Olin Fuller and Rupert Dozier.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Jack Smith Griffin
Apr 30, 1920 - Sep 10, 1947

Major J. S. Griffin Of Blooming Grove Is Crash Victim
Major Jack S. Griffin, aged 32 years, Blooming Grove, was one of the three Texans killed in a crash of a twin-engined C-47 transport plane near Castle Rock, Colo., Thursday, according to an Associated Press dispatch.
The plane, bound from Hobbs, N. M., to Denver, Colo., crashed into a rocky bluff on Spruce Mountain 11 miles from Castle Rock.
Others killed were Lt. Oran M. Richardson, 26, co-pilot, San Antonio, and Sgt. Edmond J. Buehler, crew chief, stationed at Kelly Field, San Antonio, and on loan to Hobbs Army Air Field, N. M. Major Griffin was pilot.
He was the son of Postmaster J. R. Griffin of Blooming Grove.
The body is scheduled to be returned to Blooming Grove for burial, according to information received early Friday morning.
Major Griffin is survived by his wife of Hobbs, father, several sisters
and other relatives including an uncle, L. I. Griffin, Corsicana.

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John Richard Griffin, Sr.
Apr 9, 1885 - Oct 25, 1952

Services Tuesday For J.R. Griffin, Blooming Grove
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 27— (Spl.)—J. R. Griffin, 67, Blooming Grove postmaster, died Sunday night at the Memorial Hospital, Corsicana.
Services are planned Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Blooming Grove Methodist church conducted by the Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Mineral Wells, assisted by the Rev. Pat Brown, pastor of the local church. He was a native of Texas and a longtime resident of Blooming Grove.
Former Teacher
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs, Beth Okuna, Chapel Hill, N. C.; Mrs. Mavis Manion, Geneva, N. Y.; Mrs. Zama Corbin, and Mrs. Jean Lee, both of Blooming Grove; two brothers, L. I. Griffin, Corsicana and Clay Griffin, El Paso.
Griffin was a school teacher and banker before becoming postmaster in the middle 1930s on appointment by the late President F. D. Roosevelt.
He was assistant cashier of the Blooming Grove State bank and later rose to the presidency of the institution. After the bank was merged with the Citizens National Bank a number of years ago, he served several years as cashier, Prominent Leader Griffin had long been prominent in church, financial and political circles of Navarro county.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Grady, Corsicana; Robert High, H. S. Whorton, Loyd Simpson, Arthur Garrison and Den Garrison, all of Blooming Grove.
McCormick Funeral Home will direct.

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Lois Marie (Staggs) Hargrove
Oct 29, 1911 - Aug 9, 1971

Hargrove
BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)—Mrs. Lois M. Hargrove, 59, a lifelong resident of Navarro County, died suddenly Monday at 2 p.m. at her home in Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Hargrove was born Oct. 29, 1911 at Emhouse. She was employed at the Corner Drug in Blooming Grove and was a member of the First Baptist Church there.
She is survived by her husband, J. L. Hargrove of Blooming Grove; two grandsons, Ronald Gene Clark and James Keith Clark of Arlington; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Roach of Overton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Ronnie Chesser officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove. McCormick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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William Martin Thompson
Feb 17, 1880 - Sep 20, 1954

W. M. Thompson Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for W. M. Thompson, 75, retired farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday, were held from the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove Wednesday at 3 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove, three daughters, Mrs. Emma Brittain, Refugio; Mrs. Dewey Littlejohn, and Mrs. Maime Hope, both of Lubbock; 26 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; three brothers, John, Horace and Sam Thompson, all of Hamilton; two sisters, Mrs. Dykes Little, Hamilton, and Mrs. Lula McLoin, Waco, and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Corley directed.

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Sudie Alma (Holditch) Patterson
Mar 5, 1892 - Sep 14, 1954

Blooming Grove Woman Expires
BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 15 — (Spl.)—Mrs. Sudie Alma Patterson, 63, was found dead at the family home late Tuesday afternoon by her husband, Gus Patterson, on his return from work.
Mrs. Patterson apparently had been dead several hours from a heart attack, an attending physician said, following an examination.
The husband is employed in Corsicana by the Texas Highway department.
Mrs. Patterson is believed to have been stricken shortly after her husband left home since the breakfast dishes had not been cleared from the table.
Mrs. Patterson was a life long resident of Blooming Grove.
Funeral services are planned from the Central Baptist church here Thursday at 10 a. m. Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, George W. Patterson, Blooming Grove, and Jim W. Patterson, Hubbard; a brother, Wm. S. Holditch, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Lucius Barr, Blooming Grove; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be H. S. Whorton, Loyd Simpson, Sam Carroll, Dorsey McGraw, Miller Reid, and Earl McGee.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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John Everett Walker, Sr.
Aug 30, 1880 - Jun 16, 1954

Blooming Grove Merchant Dies
John Everett Walker, 73, retired hardware merchant of Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning following a four-year illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Thursday at 4 p. m.
Burial will he in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor, assisted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist church, and Rev. C. T. Brockette, retired Methodist minister, all of Blooming Grove.
Born west of Corsicana, Walker became a hardware merchant in Blooming Grove in 1904 and was a leader in the Methodist church business and other circles until ill health forced his retirement several years ago. He was a Mason and Woodman of the World Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; two sons, J. E Walker, Jr., Longview, and T-Sgt R. L. Walker, Smokey Hills Air Force Base, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. D. P. Moore. II, Dallas and Mrs. Mike Cumpston, Waco two brothers, H. E. Walker, Huntingbeach, Calif., and C. E. Walker, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. O. Beardslee, Gushing, Okla.; several grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Miller Reid Sam Carroll. Ernest Williams, H. S. Whorton, Bruce McCormick and John Dorsey George.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Annie (Wilkinson) Low
Nov 9, 1898 - Aug 13, 1957

Mrs. Lee Low Rites Wednesday
BLOOMING GROVE, August 14 —(Spl.) —Mrs. Annie Low, 53, a native of Blooming Grove, died late Tuesday.
Services will be held Wednesday at 5 p. m. from the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. Rev. Charlie Hall, pastor of the Carthage Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Low resided in Blooming Grove all her life. She was active in the Baptist church having taught a Sunday school class for more than a quarter of a century.
Surviving are her husband, Lee Low of Blooming Grove; a son, Bill Low of Tulsa. Oklahoma; a brother, Clark Wilkinson, Longview; two grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. W. Spurlock, College Station; H. L. Spencer, Austin; C. C. Isbell, McAllen; and J. O.. McSpadden, Frank B. Taylor, W. P. Orme, Glenn Wiggs and Jay L. Sewell, all of Blooming Grove.
McCormick Funeral Home will direct.

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Margaret Bell (Stephens) Hatley
Mar 18, 1864 - Oct 18, 1933

(The head line and the first two paragraph is blacked out on the left side)

Margaret Bell Hatley, of
in the State
18, 1864. was
Hatley, of Ar-
1883, removing
to Texas in 1900.
an early age, she
Baptist church in
a member of that
death, and was ever
duties as a wife, a.
member of the church
ity.
Mrs. Hatley departed this life
the age of 69 years.
She is survived by her husband
Rev. A. F. Hatley of---
four daughters and six sons; Mrs. D. W. Spurrier, Milford; Mrs. Anderson, Purdon; Mrs. C. W. Dunn, Tyler; Mrs. George Magee, Blooming Grove; W. A. Hatley, Waco; J. J. Hatley, Chatfield; B. V. Hatley, Rice; and Marvin, Leahman, and John Hatley of Dallas. Thirty-two grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many friends likewise mourn her loss though rejoicing in her victory.
Funeral services were held at First Baptist church of Blooming Grove with Rev. Albert W. Luper, Pastor, of First Baptist church of Oak Cliff, assisted by Rev. G. L. Gipson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, October 19.
Bruce McCormick, Blooming Grove had the direction of the funeral and the interment was in Rose Hill cemetery of Blooming Grove.
----Continued.

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Frank Dunbar Henderson
Feb 24, 1867 - May 3, 1944

RITES THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR FRANK HENDERSON
Funeral services for Frank Henderson, age 78 years, who died at his home near Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 from the Baptist church at Blooming Grove with Rev. Mr. Griffith conducting the rites.
Burial was in Cryer Creek cemetery.
 [ actually buried at Rose Hill cemetery ]
Surviving are his wife, Blooming Grove; four sons, Jeff Henderson, Barry; William Henderson, Richland; Charley and Homer Henderson. Satin; six daughters.
Mrs. Carrie King, Marietta, Okla.; Mrs. Lila Hicks, Wharton; Mrs. Pearl Prince. Blooming Grove; Mrs. Lillian Rhoads, Blooming Grove; Mrs.  Mabel Burgany, Athens; Mrs. Vera Harris, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Langston, Corsicana; Mrs. Lila Bucanan, Amarillo; two brothers, Jim Henderson. Ft. Worth; Boyd Henderson. Fairfield; 33 grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. P. Lynch, Jack Gillen, Bill Crawford, Otis Varnell, D. Harris and Mr. Walker.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

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Funeral Services For Frank Henderson Held Thursday

Funeral services for Frank Henderson, age 78 years, who died at his home at 1:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, were held at the First Baptist church at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. W. G. Griffith, pastor, assisted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, conducting the rites.

Mr. Henderson was a native of Texas, was born in Freestone county and had lived in and near Blooming Grove since 1920. He joined the Baptist church in young manhood.

Pallbearers were: Jack Gillen, J. A. Harris, James E. Ealker, Pete LIvingston, L. L. Powell, and Claude Watson.

Surviving are his wife and Four sons, Charlie and Homer Henderson, Sattin; Jeff Henderson, Barry; William Henderson, Richland; six daughters, Mrs. J. W. King, Marietta, Okla., Mrs. Jesse Hix, Whorton; Mrs. J. D. Prince, Mrs. C. L. Rhoads and Mrs. Jeff Harris, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. E. G. Burgamy, Athens. Two brothers Boyd Henderson, Fairfield, and Jim Henderson of Waco. Two sisters, Mrs. Lila Budkhannan, Amarillo, and Mrs. Willie Langston, Corsicana, and twenty-eight grandchildren.

Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 5, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Carolyn Joyce Hester
Jul 22, 1950 - Jul 22, 1950

Infant Services Held On Sunday
Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Hester, who died Saturday at the Navarro Clinic, were held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Blooming Grove cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Clifford Thompson, Baptist minister.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, James E. and Thomas R. Hester; a sister, LaVerne Hester, and grandparents, Mrs. Abbie Curry and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tipping, all of Corsicana.

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George Hubert Hiler
Feb 18, 1886 - May 6, 1960

George Hiler Dies On Friday
George H. Hiler, 74, retired Blooming Grove farmer, died in the Navarro Clinic early Friday morning. He was a native of Blooming Grove.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, Hubbard Methodist pastor, formerly of Blooming Grove, assisted by Rev. Ed Otwell, pastor.
Surviving are his wife Blooming Grove; three sons, Hubert Hiler, Cleburne; Doulas Hiler, Blooming Grove, and Ronnie Hiler, U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif,; eight daughters, Mrs. Fern Woodland, Mrs. Maxine Armstrong and Mrs. Dorothy Russell, all of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Inez Hemingway and Mrs, Mattie Ruth Estes, both of Midland; Mrs. Sadie Hill, Prince George, Ga.; Mrs. Macel Nicholson, Barry, and Mrs. Barbara Garrison, Odessa;
a sister, Mrs. Maggie Ewing Blooming Grove, and 22 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be George, Jim and Henry Ward, J. D. and Clarence Walker and E. L. Hiler.
McCormick's Funeral Service directs.

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Dorothy Jean Hope
Feb 5, 1929 - Jul 21, 1930

Little Girl Died
In Blooming Grove
BLOOMING GROVE, July 26.— Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Hope, 16-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hope, who died with pneumonia Monday, were held at the Central Baptist church Tuesday with interment in Rose Hill cemetery.

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Walton Eldridge Huffstutler
May 5, 1874 - Apr 17, 1944

W.E.HUFFSTUTLER DIED LATE MONDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE
BLOOMING GROVE, April 18.— (Spl.)—W. E. Huffstutler, age 69 years, died at his home here late Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist church with Rev. W. S. Fisher and M. B. Howell conducting the rites. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Prior to retiring a few years ago, he conducted a drygoods business here for many years.
Surviving are his wife, two sons.
Lt. Joe D. Huffstutler, U. S. Army; Sgt. Walton Huffstutler, U. S. Army; a daughter, Miss Frances Huffstutler, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Clayton Webb, Houston, and other relatives.

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Barney Williamson Hughes, Capt
Sep 10, 1919 - Oct 1, 1950

KILLED IN ACTION
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 13— Mrs. Barney Hughes of Waxahachie has received a telegram from the army headquarters in Washington that her husband, Capt. Barney Hughes, had been killed in action. Mrs. Hughes is the former Miss Katherine Armstrong of Blooming Grove.
Details of the death of Capt. Hughes has not been received here.

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Jessie E. Hunter
Dec 22, 1892 - Dec 28, 1962

Jesse E. Hunter
Rites Sunday
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 31 (Spl.) — Final rites for Jesse E. Hunter, 70, who died Friday in the Lisbon VA Hospital in Dallas, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from Central Baptist Church here.
The services were conducted by the Rev. Tatum, pastor of First Baptist Church, New London, assisted by the Rev. H. V. Southerland Jr., pastor of Central Baptist Church, and the Rev. E. A. Jordan, a nephew, student in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth. Nephews were pallbearers.
Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.
Mr. Hunter, who had been a New London druggist for 30 years, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Oderra Hunter, New London; a brother, Johnny Hunter, Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. A. M. Turner and Mrs. Ross Kelly, both of Santa Anna, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Euba Louene (Bell) Ingram
Aug 17, 1890 - Aug 10, 1970

Mrs. Ingram
Dies Monday
BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.) - Mrs. Euba Bell Ingram of Blooming Grove died Monday morning in a rest home in Italy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Paul Roan and the Rev. Roy Davis in the Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Oscar Ingram of Blooming Grove and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be C. L. Saunders, Bruce McCormick, A. D. Garrison, Noel Furra, Harold
Bell and Reagan Grounds.
McCormick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Tennessee (Pond) Ingram
Apr 3, 1871 - Apr 11, 1962

Mrs. Ingram Of Blooming Grove Dies Wednesday
BLOOMING GROVE, April 11. (Spl)—Mrs. W. G. Ingram. 91, native of Arkansas, but resident of this community 6 years, died at her home Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Thursday at 4 p.m. with
burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor, assisted by Rev. Denzil Wright,
Hubbard Methodist minister, formerly local pastor.
Surviving are two sons, Oscar C. and Elmer D. Ingram, and a daughter, Mrs. Letha Biggar,
all of Blooming Grove; four grandsons, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand-
children.
Pallbearers will be E. L. Hiler, D. W. Springer, R. Bruce McCormick, C. L. Saunders, Lloyd
Simpson and Reagan Grounds.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Emily Caroline (Carroll) Barnett-Stokes-Ivy
Jan 27, 1835 - Jan 17, 1928

PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED IN ATHENS
_____________
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CAROLINE IVEY BE HELD THURSDAY
_____________
Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove, Jan. 18. Mrs. Caroline Ivey, aged 93 years, a resident of Blooming Grove community seventy-seven years and of Texas eighty years, died at Athens at 3 o’clock Wednesday morning and the funeral will be held here Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Blooming Grove cemetery.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. George W. Karneguy, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which denomination she had been a member all of her life. The body will arrive in Blooming Grove Wednesday evening at 6 o’clock.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. D. M. Fultz, aged 88 years, Dresden, and Mrs. E. M. Mabry, aged seventy-six years, Blooming Grove; two sons, J. D. Stokes, Dallas; Stroud Barnett, Hillsboro. She is also an aunt of Mrs. Fred Fleming and Mrs. Mary H. Sullenberger of Corsicana.
Mrs. Ivey was born in Lotterdale, Miss., January 27, 1835, coming to Texas in 1848. She moved to the Blooming Grove community in 1851 where she has resided continuously since.
For many years Mrs. Ivey was prominent in the social religious and civic life of the community in which she lived. She joined the Methodist church as a child and throughout the long years of her life she was a consistent Christian and very active in the work of her church. She had hundreds of friends throughout the county who loved and honored her and who will be genuinely grieved to learn of her death.

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Ethel Mae (Wright) Ivy
Mar 11, 1878 - Aug 25, 1963

Mrs. P. H. Ivy Rites Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 26 (Spl.)-- Mrs. P. H. Ivy, 85 died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Monday at 5 p.m. with burial
in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will he conducted by Rev. Hubert Taylor, pastor, assisted hy Rev. Roy H. Davis
pastor of the Central Methodist church of Corsicana.
Native of Nash, Ellis county, Mrs. Ivy had resided in this community 71 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Orme, Blooming Grove; a brother, Elwood G. Wright,
Pomona, Calif.; a .sister, Mrs. Ruth Mountjoy, Tempe, Ariz.; three grandchildren, six great
grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Arthur Garrison, Rufus Pevehouse, Norman Brister, R. Bruce McCormick,
H. S. Whorton and Earnest Williams.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Frances (Butler) Johnson
Nov 17, 1906 - Jan 5, 1940

Dallas Woman Was Buried Saturday At Blooming Grove
DALLAS, Jan. 6.—Funeral services were held here Saturday morning at 10 o'clock for Mrs.
Frances Johnson, who died Friday.
The rites were conducted by Rev. John E. McLean. Interment was at Blooming Grove, Texas.
Surviving are her husband, Lewis F. Johnson, Dallas, and father, Bob Butler, Lufkin.
Pallbearers were Homer Sanders Wharton. Douglas McGee, Dr. Kit Rowe, Tennyson Wharton, Gaston Hallam, Chilton Barge.

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Nathaniel Perdue Dishough
Dec 27, 1874 - Oct 31, 1918

DIED AT BLOOMING GROVE.
Husband Follows Wife to Grave in Just a Week.
N. P. DeShon, aged forty-five years died in Blooming Grove at 7 o'clock this morning of influenza and pneumonia. The wife of deceased was buried just a week ago, dying of the
same trouble. The couple are survived by three children, whom the good people of Blooming Grove have taken and will rear. The youngest is an infant and the eldest, both girls, are ten
and twelve years of age.

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Theodore Alexander Lee
June 3, 1867 - May 31, 1941

T. A. LEE DIED ON SATURDAY MORNING AT BLOOMING GROVE

BLOOMING GROVE, May 31,-- (Spl) –T. A. Lee, aged 75 years, died at his home here at 7 o’clock Saturday morning following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor, assisted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the Baptist church.
Mr. Lee came to Texas from Mississippi when a young man and spent most of his life thereafter in Navarro county. He was at one time engaged in business in Corsicana and moved to Blooming Grove in March, 1939.
Surviving are his wife. a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives.

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Funeral Services For T. A. Lee Held Sunday

The funeral services for T. A. Lee, aged 74, who died at his home at 7:10 Saturday morning after a short illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Methodist church, with Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor, conducting the rites.

Mr. Lee was a native of Alabama, moved to the state of Mississippi at the age of 11, and made his first trip to Texas in 1890. Returned to Mississippi in 1894 and remained there until December, 1897, when he came back to Texas and settled in Navarro county, north of Kerens. He spent several years in other states but most of the past 44 years he made his home in Navarro county. For a number of years he was in the grocery business in Corsicana, moved to Blooming Grove two years ago, where he made many friends who regret his passing.

He is survived by his wife and several nephews and nieces.

Pall bearers were Drew Gillen, E. A. Jordon, L. J. McGraw, Ben Shel, R. W. Perry and Gilmer Sheppard.

Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, June 6, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John Frank Henderson

Oct 21, 1866 - Nov 12, 1918

 

Prominent Man Dead

J. Frank Henderson of Frost and a well known and prominent citizen of the County, died in a Waco Sanitarium last night as the result of an operation on his neck for a carbuncle.

The deceased was near fifty years old and is survived by his wife and two children.

The remains were brought to Frost today and interment will take place there some time tomorrow.

The deceased, in his early manhood practiced law at Waxahachie for some years, but finally quit the profession and returned to Frost where he spent the past several years looking after his farm and other business interests.

He was a Mason of high standing and a member of the Frost good roads board. As a man and a citizen he was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends who will sympathize with his wife and children in their sorrow.

 

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J. R. French
Apr 15, 1852 - Nov 14, 1918

Frost Citizen Dead
J. R. French, aged 65 years, and for many years a resident of Frost, died there Thursday night and the remains were interred yesterday. The deceased had been ill with Bright’s disease for several years, and while his death was not unexpected, it was nevertheless a source of regret to a large circle of friends.

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Travis Puckett
abt 1902 - Nov 14, 1918

Died Last Night
Travis Puckett’s Body Will Be Shipped Home
Travis M. Puckett, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Puckett died in Mussel Shoals, Ala., last night after a brief illness with influenza, and the remains will be brought here for interment.
The deceased, who was vary large for his age, enlisted in the National Guard here some months ago, but he became restless to get in the Government service and went to Mussel Shoals to work in the nitrate mines there.
Yesterday his parents were notified of his serious illness, and this morning a telegram came announcing his death. A peculiar coincident of his death is that a sister is boarding with Mrs. Gowan, whose son Harry Cowan, died a the same place a few weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Puckett, father and mother of the dead boy live just south of the State Home.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly, Nov. 15, 1918



Funeral Took Place Today

The remains of Travis Puckett, the 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Puckett, who died in Mussel Shoals, Alabama , some days ago, were interred in the Hamilton cemetery today at noon, Rev. E.O. Gunter officiating. The funeral was largely attended, and his brother, C.C. Puckett, who is with the army at Camp Travis , was here to attend the last sad rites.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly, Nov. 19, 1918
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

INFANT Tinkle
Oct 12, 1918 - Nov 11, 1918

Died Near Emhouse
The one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Tinkle died near Emhouse last night and the remains were interred there this afternoon.

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Mary Boleger

- Nov 1918

 

Died at I.O.O.F. Home

Mrs. Mary Boleger, aged 55 years, and who came to the I.O.O.F. Widows and Orphans Home from the Abilene lodge, died there Saturday night and the remains were interred in the Odd Fellows Old Folks lot in Oakwood cemetery.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly, Nov. 26, 1918

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Floy Sawnson
- Nov 1918

Miss Floy Sawnson, 18-year-old stepdaughter of Joe Hodge of Purdon, died at the family home Monday night of pneumonia following influenza, and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery yesterday.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly, Nov. 15, 1918
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Purdon Cemetery ??

Carrie E. Mason
- Nov 1918

Died Here Last Night
Mrs. Carrie E. Mason, wife of J.C. Mason, aged 31 years, died at the P. and S. hospital at 4 o'clock this morning after an illness of two weeks. The deceased was sick at her home, 629 North Thirteenth street , for some time and was taken to the P. and S. on Thursday. The husband and three little sons survive. The funeral took place from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors this afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in Oakwood.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly, Nov. 19, 1918
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Amos Richard Lewis
Mar 18, 1876 - July 30, 1952

Sunday Services For A. R. Lewis
Funeral rites for A. R. Lewis, real estate operator, were held at 3 p. m. Sunday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Mr. Lewis had been a member since 1913.

He died of a heart attack at the family home, 631 West Fourth avenue, Wednesday night.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, London E. Lewis, Marlcalbo, Venezeula, South and Walter G. Lewis, Houston; a grandson, Walter G. Lewis, Jr., Houston; two brothers, M. J. Lewis, Dallas, and J. L. Lewis, Italy; a sister, Mrs. P. W. Kilpatrick, Grand Prairie, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Malcolm Smith, Merlin Lewis, Leon Lewis, Roland Lewis, Chester Kilpatrick, Roland Kilpatrick, Ivan Thorne, T. P. Westbrook and Stanley Sissom, all nephews.

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Henry L. Dillon, Sr.
Feb 24, 1881 - Aug 1, 1952

Henry L. Dillon Services Sunday

Funeral services for Henry L. Dillon, 71, formerly with the Oil Well Supply Company, who died in Beaumont Friday, were held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. Earlier services were held in Beaumont Saturday morning.
Surviving are five sons, Henry L., Jr., Carl and Wayne Dillon, all of Beaumont; Cecil Dillon, Thebedeaux, La., and Ray S. Dillon, Kilgore; a daughter, Mrs. Burton Powers, Beaumont; four brothers, Jay and Brose Dillon, both of Ohio; Douglas and Franz Dillon, both of West Virginia; and 11 grandchildren.

Corley directed.

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Mary Elizabeth (McMullan) Dillon
Jan 25, 1885 - Dec 7, 1940

MRS. MARY E. DILLON DIED IN BEAUMONT; BURIAL IN CORSICANA

Funeral rites for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dillon, who died in Beaumont Friday, were held in Beaumont Saturday afternoon. The body arrived in Corsicana shortly afternoon Sunday, and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, W.L. Dillon; five sons, Cecil, Ray, Henry, Carl and Wayne Dillon; a daughter, Mrs. Bert Powers, parents, Mr. and Mrs. George B. McMullan, four brothers, three sisters, and other relatives.

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Alice E. Walker
Mar 29, 1864 - Mar 8, 1949

Mrs. Alice Walker Dies At Houston Tuesday Evening

Mrs. Alice Walker, aged 64 years, widow of the late James Walker, former resident of Corsicana, died in Houston Tuesday night.
Funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock where burial will be made.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. F. D. Ward, Houston, with whom she resided; two sons, James Walker, Ennis, and Eugene Walker, New Orleans, La.; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Fred Everett Newman
May 2, 1881 - May 28, 1950

Fred Newman Dies Late Sunday; Funeral Tuesday

Fred Newman, 70, former restaurant operator and well-known Corsicanan, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night following a short illness. He resided at George's Hotel.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Harriett Newman, North Hollywood, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be S. N. Georgas, Max Brustein, Bob Holloway, N. C. Goodman, Dr. W.K. Logsdon and John Hayden.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 29, 1950
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • His birth year is according to his WWI registration because he shows to have a temp marker with birth 1879 and D.C. with 1880. h/o Ruby (Hill) Newman - s/o George M. Newman
  • Oakwood cemetery
     

Mary Jane "Jennie" (Brown) Collins
Mar 25, 1872 - Oct 19, 1963

Mrs. Collins Dies Saturday, Burial Monday
Mrs. D. T. Collins, aged 91 years, 520 North Beaton street, died Saturday night in Paulyne's Convalescent Home.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Mississippi, she had resided in Corsicana 25 years. She was the widow of the late D. T. Collins of Cryer Creek, long-time Navarro county commissioner from Precinct 4 in the 1920s. Surviving are a son, W. T. Collins, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Otis Cole, Fort Worth and Mrs. Munroe Hurley, Corsicana; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. A. G. DuBose, Crosbyton, and Mrs. Eula Melton, Plainview; two brothers, W. E. Brown, Emhouse, and Ed Brown, Athens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter A. Collins, Earldean Collins, James E. Fortson, C. G. Winn, J. Harold Greene and Ed M. Polk.

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Evelyn Douglas
June 7, 1935 - Sept 3, 1942

RITES ON SATURDAY FOR EVELYN DOUGLAS BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel for Evelyn Douglas, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Douglas, who died Thursday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital.
Rites were conducted by Dr. B. O. Herring of the First Baptist church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Elmer and Ernest Douglas; three sisters, Elsie, Edna and Ellen Douglas, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Chewning, Dallas; and J. W. Douglas, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

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Richard Fritz Perkins
July 13, 1951 - Mar 28, 1952

Perkins Infant Expires Tuesday

Richard Fritz Perkins, eight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Perkins, Luling, died at Luling late Tuesday night. Funeral services are planned at 4 p. m. Friday from the Corley chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Judy and Durenda Perkins, all of Luling; grandparents, Mrs. Nelie Perkins, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Berney Denson, Cleveland; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Donson, Palestine, and other relatives.

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Roy Fletcher Bunch
Sept 7, 1901 - Apr 13, 1957

Sunday Services For Roy Bunch

Funeral services for Roy Bunch, 55, Oil City Iron Works employee, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the West Side Church of Christ with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Earl L. Craig, minister of the church, and Claude B. Holcomb of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.
Bunch had been ill several weeks.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Bunch, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Burks, San Antonio; a son, Royce Bunch, Corsicana; two grandchildren; five brothers, Charlie and Fred A. Bunch, both of Corsicana; Bonnie C. Bunch, Marshall ; Wm. J. and Joe T. Bunch, both of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. J. J. Baker, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Reuben Bunch, Gene Bunch, R. B. Bunch, J. W. Anderson, Marshall Anderson and Ed Anderson, all nephews.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 15, 1957
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Laura Alice (Anderson) Bunch - s/o Erasmus Berry Bunch and Martha Matilda "Mattie" (Mitchell) Bunch

Ettie E. Robinson
Feb 9, 1873 - April 15, 1957

Mrs. T.H.Robinson Dies On Monday, Services Tuesday

Mrs. T. H. Hohinson, 84, died at her home, 526 North Nineteenth street, Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, minister of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, of which Mrs. Robinson was long and active member.
A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Robinson had resided in Corsicana since her marriage in 1898.

Surviving are seven sons, W. H. and Hale Robinson, both of Corsicana; Mack Robinson, Streetman; Bonner Robinson, Stewart's Mill; James Lee Robinson, Elk City, Okla.; T. H. Robinson, Oregon, and Cowin C. Robinson, Raleigh, N. C.; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Gray, Corsicana; Miss Ettie Belle Robinson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Connie Ray Short, Mt. Pleasant; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Session of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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James Wilson
About 1884 - Nov 26, 1945

Jas. Wilson Rites Tuesday Afternoon
Funeral services for James Wilson aged 61 years, fatally injured Monday morning at Angus when he was struck by an automobile, will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Wilson was reared in the State Home and made his home with Miss Nan Stewart on West First avenue for many years. His death was the fourteenth automobile fatality in Navarro county during 1945. No close relatives survive.
Sheriff Cap Curington said the car figuring in the death of Wilson was driven by O. A. Reynolds of Elgin, temporarily residing at Streetman. No complaint was filed. Witnesses appeared before the grand jury Monday afternoon. Wilson was walking across Highway 75 pavement at Angus at the time of the accident, the sheriff said.

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Manuel Thomas Allison, Jr.
Dec 27, 1942 - Apr 30, 1947

Manuel Allison, Jr. Rites Held Friday
Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Talco Church of Christ for Manuel Allison, Jr., four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Allison of Greggton, who was fatally burned Tuesday at 'Talco when he fell into a tub of boiling water. The child died several hours later in a Mt. Pleasant hospital. Dan Clark, minister of the West Side Church of Christ here conducted the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives including an aunt, Mrs. J. T. Cavender, Corsicana.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Wincey Monroe Ard
abt 1892 - Feb 1965

W. M. Ard Dies In VA Hospital

W. M. Ard, 73, veteran of World War I, 2917 North Corsicana street, died Monday in the VA Hospital in Marlin. He was a member of Northside Baptist church.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Ard, Corsicana; two sons; James Ard, San Antonio, and Joe Ard, Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Derden, San Antonio, and Miss Jerry Ard, Corsicana; six grandchildren, a brother, Ernest Ard, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Piper, San Antonio, and Mrs. Frank Warren, Pine Bluff, Ark., and other relatives.

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Lilla (Pearce) Brown
Sept 17, 1891 - Feb 16, 1965

Mrs.W. P. Brown Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. W. P. Brown, 602 North Twenty-Fifth street, died in Memorial hospital early Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her late husband, W. P. Brown, long-time druggist and civic leader here, December 26, 1964. 

Born in Haskell, Texas, Mrs. Brown was a graduate of the College of Industrial Arts in Denton, (now Texas Women's University) and resided in Richland before moving to Corsicana about 40 years ago.

She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George A. Teer, Jr., Jackson, Tenn.; Mrs. Paul G. Ash, LaMarque, and Mrs. T. N. Winberg, San Angelo; 14 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. J. J. Bresnhan, Abilene; a brother, R. B. Pearce, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Edith V. Rogers
Nov 5, 1920 -  Nov 24, 1925

Funeral Services for Little Girl Today

Funeral services were held this morning for Edith V. Rogers, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rogers at the family residence, corner of South Thirty-first street and West Eleventh avenue at 10:30 o'clock today with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Howell, Baptist minister.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Nov 27, 1925

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • d/o J. A. Rogers and Dollie (Womack) Rogers


Sarah (Bracken) Spicer-Smith
Jan 25, 1929 - Nov 1, 1997

Sarah Bracken Smith, 68, of Corsicana, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, in Corsicana.

Services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Wallace Wilbanks officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Spicer, Shane Spicer, Christopher Hargrove, Bob Hatlett, Spencer Shirley and Steven Sutherland.

Ms. Smith was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Italy, Texas.

Ms. Smith is survived by her son, Vernon Spicer, Jr., of Corsicana; daughter, Donna Mechell of Houston; sisters, Joann Spicer of Corsicana; brothers, Larry Bracken of Dublin, Texas and Billy Bracken of Dallas; eight grandsons and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William Max Tatum
Sept 20, 1900 - Apr 15, 1951

Max Tatum Dies Of Heart Attack

Max Tatum, 50, life-long Corsicana resident, died with a heart attack in Galveston Sunday afternoon.

Tatum was connected with the plumbing department of the Oil City Iron Works.

Funeral service will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.  The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Tatum had been a life-long member.  He was also a Mason and Shriner.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Jane and Sally Ann Tatum, all of Corsicana; a brother, Palmer Tatum, Los Angeles, and a sister, Mrs. S.C. Gay, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Charles W. Croft, Ralph Tatum, Jr.; Tommy Templeton, Fred Kessinger, Tom Spikes, and E.W. Yeager, Jr.

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Clara May Lucas
Mar 18, 1902 - Oct 30, 1982 

Mrs. Clara May Lucas, 80, of Corsicana, died at Navarro Memorial Hospital Saturday.

Graveside service will be Monday, 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery.  The Rev. B.W. Johnson will officiate.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include one daughter, Maggie Doll Lucas, of Corsicana; two nieces and one nephew.

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Margaret Emma Steely
Nov 26, 1908 - Oct 31, 1982

TYLER - Margaret Emma Steely, 74, of Tyler, died Sunday in Tyler.

Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Burk-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler.  Griffin Funeral Home is handling the 2 p.m. Tuesday graveside service in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a retired employee of Bell Telephone in Tyler.  She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Marvin Street Methodist Church.

Survivors are four brothers, Ernest Steely, of Corsicana, O .C. Steely, Tom Steely and Beauford Steely, all of Dallas; two sisters, Mary Cole and Edna Colburn, both of Dallas; her mother, Mrs. Charles Steely, of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

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James Douglas "Jim" Skinner
July 24, 1893 - July 26, 1950

Funeral Services Held Thursday For J. D. Skinner
Funeral services were hold Thursday afternoon at 2:30 here for James D. (Jim) Skinner, 57, Navarro county Dinner who died at his Corsicana home Wednesday.
Services were hold from the Corley Chapel, with Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church, officiating-. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174 had charge of graveside rites.
Skinner, a native of Dawson, had been engaged in the cotton ginning business for the past 40 years, and had resided in Corsicana for the past 17 years. He was a member of the Purdon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nettie Skinner of Corsicana; a son, Elton Skinner, Purdon; two brothers, S. S. Skinner, Corsicana, and K. B, Skinner, Italy; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Akers, Dawson, and Mrs. Lessie Tanner, Waco; five grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Wayne Elrod, J. L. Womack and P. B. Davidson, all of Corsicana; A. E. Bittner and Clyde Boldin, both of Purdon; and C. C. Tanner, Dawson.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

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CARD OF THANKS
May the Lord bless each and every one who was so kind and thoughtful during our recent bereavement. Let us say "thank you" for all the lovely food, flowers, and all the other kindness offered.
Mrs. Nettie Skinner
Mrs. and Mrs. Elton Skinner

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Lula (Gorden) Sharpley
Jul 27, 1872 - Apr 14, 1941

MRS. LULA SHARPLEY DIED SUNDAY NIGHT AT EMHOUSE HOME

Mrs. Lula Sharpley, age 68 years, died at Emhouse Sunday night.

Funeral service will be held from the Emhouse Methodist church Tuesday. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eustace Gordon and Rev. Bernard McCord.

Surviving are her husband, S.S. Sharpley, Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Robinson, Houston; a son, N.W. Sharpley, Emhouse; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Simpson and Mrs. Bill Simpson, both of San Angelo and Mrs. A.D. Starling, Kilgore; a brother, J. D. Gordon, Corsicana, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Hill, Earl Robinson, A.C. Richards, Dave Allen, Swint Huling and William Ray.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, April 15, 1941

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Lula (Gorden) Sharpley
Jul. 27, 1872 - Apr. 14, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SHARPLEY AT EMHOUSE TUESDAY Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Sharpley, aged 88 years, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Emhouse Methodist church. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Eustace Gordon and Rev. Bernard McCord. Surviving are her husband, S. S. Sharpley, Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Robinson, Houston; a son, N. W. Sharpley, Emhouse; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Simpson and Mrs. Bill Simpson, both of San Angelo and Mrs. A. D. Starling, Kilgore; a brother, J. D. Gordon, Corsicana, and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jack Hill, Earl Robinson, A. C. Richards, Dave Allen, Swint Huling and William Ray. Corley Funeral Home directed Arrangements.

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Gertrude "Mama Gee" (Hill) McGhee-Ratliff
Dec 1, 1909 - May 19, 1994

Gertrude "MaMa Gee" Ratliff, 84, of Corsicana, died May 19, 1994, in Rowlett, Texas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sat. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating. Burial will be in Pattison cemetery in Emhouse.

She was born Dec. 1, 1909 in Navarro County. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Gene Ratliff.

Survivor include one son and daughter-in-law, K. C. and Darlene McGhee of Wiley; and one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Dana Weiss of Rockwall; five grandchildren, Tim Watts, Mike and Cari Watts, Tim and Michelle Easley, Renee Raborn, and Jeff and Denise McGhee; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Harvey Kitchens, Sam Liles, Kenneth Liles, Tom Hill, Oscar McCrory and Vernon Oliver.

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Martha Ann (Drury) Goodman
Feb 13, 1851 - Jan 17, 1916

In Memory of a Friend

Sunlight Chats, I have come to chronicle the death of a friend.

Mrs, Martha Ann Goodman, nee Drury, was born in Knoxby county, Mississippi, February 13, 1851. She was married to B. L. Goodman March 4th, 1874. Mr. Goodman preceded her into the better world in July, 1900.
Mrs. Goodman was converted and united with the Methodist church 30 years ago at Purdon, Texas at the church known then as the White Church. Her membership was at Brushie Prairie Church in the Corsicana district at the time of her death, which occurred Jan 17, 1916, in Ellis county at the home of her brother, Mr. Drury. She had just gone on a visit to spend the Christmas holidays and was taken sick with pneumonia. She was sick only a short time. We feel sure that loving hands did all that human agencies could do to help her, but God willed differently. Oh, how sad was the phone message that said Mrs. Goodman is dead. We cannot seem to realize yet, as we were expecting her to visit us in the near future. We always anticipated a good time when she would come. How sad the thought that she will not come again. She was one of the kindest hearted women I ever knew. Her heart was always full of love and sympathy. She ever extended a helping hand to the sick and needy. Her kind hearted nature exerted itself everywhere, and she was always ready to greet her friends with a congenial smile, and kind word. The writer will miss her comfort and consoling words. How sweet they have been to me. Her kind and affable disposition will be missed not only by her friends, but most of all by her children. She leaves three children, all of whom are grown and married. She leaves two boys, Johnnie Goodman and Ben Goodman, and three girls, Mrs. Savannah Woods, Mrs. Mamie Long and Mrs. Wiley Cleveland, and several grand-children, two brothers and two sisters who were the happy recipients of her untiring considerations and ministrations. No sacrifice was too great for her to make for her children. She lived a consecrated Christian life. Children be faithful and carry out her counsels and admonitions, look up and give God the praise for the good mother you had, look beyond the grave and the great reunion will come some sweet day.

She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Dresden, Texas, January 19th. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Bro. Latham. May the Lord richly bless the children and grand-children and friends who mourn their loss, and remember you who were with her and administered to her in her last hours. May God's unfailing arms support you in hours of sorrow and the voice of His spirit whisper comfort to you, is the prayer of her friend.

MRS. CLAIB FRENCH

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Junior C. Johnson
About 1944 - May 22, 2011

Corsicana — Junior C. Johnson, 67, resident of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Greater Crossway Church Of God In Christ with Pastor Lee J. Keeton officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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