E. Clair Robinson
June 21, 1884 - Nov 13, 1918
Died in Dallas Last Night
Corsicana Reared Man Follows Brother to the Grave
Two weeks ago Earl Robinson, son of John T. Robinson, died here of
pneumonia and his only brother, E. Clair Robinson was here to attend
the funeral from Dallas . At the time he was the picture of robust
manhood. He returned home that day after the funeral and in a few
days was taken ill with influenza, pneumonia followed and last night
he breathed his last at this home in Dallas . The remains were
brought here this afternoon at 4:20 and the funeral took place from
the Interurban station here immediately after the arrival of the
train bearing his remains and the last sad rites were largely
attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
Surviving the deceased are his wife and a daughter, ten years of
age, his father and one sister, Mrs. Lyman Reeves and numerous other
relatives here, to all of whom the people in their double
Re. C.H. Booth officiated at the funeral and Dick Molloy, Henry
Molloy, Dude Ransom, C.B. Haley, Grover Jennings and W.P. McCammon
acted as pall bearers.
Aug 7, 1879 – Nov 11, 1918
Died in East Texas
Earl Sutherland, son of Mrs. Gid Thompson, died in East Texas
Tuesday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this morning
at 10 o'clock. Rev. C. H. Obersmidt officiating. The deceased was
thirty-four years old and was reared in Corsicana . A number of
friends attended the funeral and there were numerous floral
Infant of D. Sherlock
- Nov 1918
Baby Girl Died Last Night
The 11-months old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. D. Sherlock, who live in
String Town died last night and the remains were interred in the
Zion ’s Rest cemetery this afternoon.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly, Nov 19, 1918
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
Zoa Iolla (Chapman) Bradshaw
Sept 26, 1883 - June 23, 1937
NAVARRO RESIDENT DIED ON WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY
Mrs. J. E. Bradshaw, 55, of Navarro, died at 11 o'clock Wednesday
night, and funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Thursday
afternoon at the Grape Creek church with interment in the
Creek cemetery. Rev. Bonner conducted the rites.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian May Roe,
Wichita Falls and Mrs. Bernice Lee Scruggs, Navarro; one son, Joe
Eugene Bradshaw, Navarro; six brothers, Percy Chapman; John Chapman,
Roy Chapman and Harry Chapman, all of Dallas; Leslie Chapman, Walnut
Springs and Homer Chapman, Abilene and two sisters; Mrs. Dave
McKissick, Dallas and Mrs. Rheta Boberts, Lancaster; and other
Sutherland-McCammon had charge of funeral arrangements.
- Corsicana Seim-Weekly Light - Friday, June 25, 1937
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- d/o M. E. Chapman & Dora (Kitchen) Chapman
July 18, 1933 - May 25, 2011
Henry Dillard, 77, cherished husband, father, grandfather,
brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and lifelong Texan, died May
25, 2011, surrounded by loving family and friends while
visiting in Austin.
John was born in a two-room shack on the W.C. Stroube farm
east of Corsicana on July 18, 1933. He attended Pettys
Chapel, Phillips Chapel, Winona, and Powell elementary and
middle schools and graduated Kerens High School in 1950. He
enjoyed three years working at P&S Pharmacy and Adams Hat
Company, and then worked for Mr. W.C. Stroube on the farm
and ranch under the supervision of his beloved Uncle Charles
William (Buddy) Cotten until he entered Texas A&M University
in 1956. At A&M he was housemaster of two of the largest
dormitories on campus, Walton and Hart Halls, and served as
president of the Navarro County A&M Club, organizing some of
the best parties in the club’s history and earning many
on-campus awards. After graduation he worked for Southwest
Sprayer & Chemical of Waco, Chevron Chemical Company of
Dallas, Monsanto Chemical of St. Louis, Mo., Kaiser Chemical
Company of Memphis, Tenn., and W.R.Grace, Nitrogen Products,
Western Operations of Amarillo. At W. R. Grace he was
advertising and promotion manager, which he said was his
most pleasant job because he met so many life-long friends.
In 1970 he began working for the Texas Employment Commission
in Bryan. In 1978 he transferred to Austin, where he retired
He was married to three wonderful, beautiful, and talented
women: Peggy Williams, the mother of his sons Gary Dennis
and Scott Alan; Pamela Harle, the mother of his son Marc
Taylor; and Eva Sue (Black) Cavin.
He met and married Sue in 1978 and they were happily married
until Sue’s death in 2010. Sue was a great mother to the
boys and an inspiration to all who knew her. John said, “She
gave me love, wonderful companionship, and understanding.
She truly was ‘The Wind beneath my Wings’ and the love of my
life. Every day I was privileged to be in her presence,
which lifted my spirits and gave me a reason to live. Some
of the darkest moments can remind you of some of the
happiest days of your life.”
John and Sue’s 32 great years of marriage came with lovely
surprises and many joyous occasions. “With the friends Sue
and I had together, the list would be longer than any book.
As for me, I've lived my life with reckless abandon at
times. After Sue came into my life, I became a loyal friend,
a straight, honest, faithful, and loyal husband, and have
tried diligently to be good father to my children and a
friend to all I've met.”
John is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Franklin
Dillard; mother, Pauline Oleta (Cotten) Dillard; and wife,
Eva Sue (Black) Dillard.
Survivors include his brother, Charles David Dillard of
Roane,; sons, Gary Dennis Dillard of Corsicana, Scott Alan
Dillard of Pasadena, Calif., and Marc Taylor Dillard and his
wife Paige of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Chase Raymond
Dillard of Oklahoma City, and Benjamin Macy Dillard and Ava
Nicole Dillard of Pasadena, Calif.; sister-in law, Peggy Sue
Dillard of Roane; niece, Amanda (Dillard) Polk and
grandniece Teela Polk of Roane; aunts, Hazel Cotten and Vera
Dillard; many cousins; and many wonderful friends and
Events celebrating John’s life are planned for Austin on
Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the home of Penny and Stacy
Reynolds; and in Corsicana at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011,
at The Kinsloe House.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in
John’s name to the Navarro County (Texas) A&M Club. A
scholarship fund is now being established.
Nov 29, 1947 - May 25, 2011
Henry Southard passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at
the age of 63.
He was born in Benton Harbor, Mich. on Nov. 29, 1947, to
Vernon Southard and Dolly Marie Pierce Southard and later
was raised in the Texas Baptist Home for Children in
Waxahachie. Charles remained an active member of the
ex-children alumni of the Texas Baptist Home, and served
many years as president of the alumni association and
continued to serve in other capacities until his death. He
had a passion for helping others, especially those in need.
He had been a resident of Corsicana from 1981 to 2010.
Charles was a beloved father, prideful “Papa Charlie,” and
he never met a stranger. He touched many lives and words
cannot express the love we have for him. He will live in our
hearts forever. We love you daddy and Papa Charlie and look
forward to seeing you again someday.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and
Dolly Marie Southard; and a brother, James Larson Southard.
Survivors include his children, Cheryl Huitt and her husband
Brad, Michelle Price and her husband Greg, and James
Southard and his wife Mary; the loving mother of his
children, and wife of 44 years, Janice Lewis Southard; and a
special friend, Thelma Huff and her family; grandchildren,
Brett, Brittany, and Cheney Southard; Claire, Wesley, and
Abby Grace Huitt; and Emalee and Maycee Price; brothers and
sisters, Mary Southard White and her husband Richard, Doug
Pierce, and Richard Southard and his wife Tina. He is also
survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, J.V. and
Peggy Lewis; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Barbara
Lewis, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeanette and
Wesley Parish; and many nieces, nephews, and other family
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 30,
2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31,
2011, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with
the Rev. Wayne McKay officiating. Interment will follow at
Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Hambrick, Rick Taylor,
Clark Pickard, Chris Lynd, Clint Pickard and Karl Pace.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 28, 2011
- h/o Janice (Lewis) Southard - s/o Vernon Southard and
Dolly Marie (Pierce) Southard
- Submitted by Karen
About 1981 - May 16, 2011
Corsicana — Kendra Gooden, 30, of Ft. Worth, passed away on Monday,
May 16, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Samaria Baptist Church in Samaria.
Interment will follow at
Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Mar 13, 1877 - Oct 4, 1933
Mrs. Rachael McGary Died at Home South Corsicana Thursday
Mrs. Rachael A. McGary, aged 56 years, died at her home south of
Corsicana Wednesday night at 11 o'clock. Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lena Hoffer, Stamford; Mrs. Ossie
Ellis, Waco; Mrs. Vera Whitehead, Athens; Mrs. Era Lee, Navarro; and
Mrs. Lillie Hammel, Corsicana; and a son, A.F. McGary, Pursley.
Burial will be in
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 6, 1933
- Submitted by Karen
- Not listed in cemetery book
Oct 10, 1869 - Oct 23, 1950
G.W. Havner Rites Held On Tuesday
Funeral services for G.W. Havner, 81, grocer, who died at his home,
1801 North Beaton street early Monday, were held from the Corley
Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. J.F. Prince, Baptist minister, and
Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of North Side Baptist church.
Native of Tennessee, Havner had resided here many years.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, R.O. Havner,
Jackson, Tenn; a sister, Mrs. Lou Wheeler, Lexington, Tenn., and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were W.T. Allen, C.L. Miley, W.V. Cook, Arthur McNeel,
Bob Phinney, Jimmie Johnston, James Berry and David Castles.
May 20, 1917 - Oct 9, 1968
Texas - Cpl 50 Fighter SQ RAF World War II
Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral
Chapel for John C. Middleton, 51, who died Wednesday. The Rev. Jim
Steenbergen officiated. Burial was in the
Pallbearers were C.E. Flanagan, Glenn Hutchinson, E.P. French,
Neilan French, Houston Griffin and Owen Gobber.
Surviving are four brothers and one sister.
Henry Barnett Hollingsworth
Mar 5, 1874 - Nov 30, 1942
H.B. HOLLINGSWORTH BURIED WEDNESDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY
Funeral services for Henry B. Hollingsworth, age 68 years who died
Monday afternoon were held from the Missionary Baptist church
Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev.
E.O. Stewart, pastor. Burial was in the
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; four sons, Rev. Elbert
Hollingsworth, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Elmo Hollingsworth, Corsicana;
Bill Hollingsworth, Corsicana; Cecil Hollingsworth, Callas; four
daughters, Mrs. Virgie Whitten, Corsicana; Mrs. Eddie Montgomery,
Houston; Mrs. Jack Smith, El Campl; Mrs. L.A. Jones, Monahans; his
mother, Mrs. R.G. Hollingsworth, Frost; ten grandchildren and other
Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Friday, Dec 4, 1942
- Submitted by Karen
- h/o Nancy Alma (Fields) Hollingsworth - s/o Roland Glenn
Hollingsworth and Mary Augusta (Sears) Hollingsworth - buried in
Caledoma (Wilson) Hammett
Oct 3, 1847 - Oct 4, 1932
MRS. L.C. HAMMETT PIONEER CORSICANA RESIDENT IS DEAD
HAD RESIDED HERE FOR PAST FIFTY-FIVE YEARS; BURIAL THURSDAY
Mrs. L.C. Hammett, aged 85 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana,
died at the family home, 510 South Fifteenth street, Tuesday night
at 6:45 o'clock following a short illness, and the funeral will be
held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock with burial in the
The service will be conducted by Rev. H.R. Allen, pastor of the
church. Elders of the Cumberland Presbyterian church will be active
pallbearers and friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Hammett was a native of Adamsville, Tenn., but had resided in
Corsicana for the past 55 years.
Her six children were present at the time of her death. Mrs. Hammett
was 85 years of age Monday and her children who reside in other
cities were en route here for the week-end to attend her 85th
birthday Monday when she was taken suddenly ill Saturday afternoon.
This was the first time in twenty-five years all of her children
Surviving are two sons, W.A. Hammett, Corsicana, and Joe D. Hammett,
Fort Worth; and four daughters, Mrs. J.D. Johnson and Mrs. C.B.
Miller, both of Dallas; and Miss Sadie Hammett and Mrs. John
Scarborough, both of Corsicana; six grandchildren, W.W. Hammett,
Houston; Misses Delphine and Nancy Miller and Misses Tappy and
Dorothy Johnson, all of Dallas; and Jack Scarborough, Corsicana; and
two brothers, J.R. Wilson, Corsicana; and M.Y. Wilson, Hamlin, and a
number of nephews and nieces.
The funeral arrangements are being handled by the Sutherland-McCammon
Old time Corsicana residents, as well as those who have come to know
Mrs. Hammett in more recent years, will mourn the passing of this
good woman, who for more than half a century has made life brighter
for those with whom she has come in contact in Corsicana. She was a
good woman in every sense of the word and will be missed not only by
her family and her church but by a wide circle of friends she has
made and retained through her long residence here.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Oct 7, 1932
- Submitted by Karen
James E. Gill
May 1, 1921 - Feb 18, 1945
Killed in Germany
PVT. JAMES E. GILL FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Pvt. James E. Gill, 23, U.S. Army, killed in
Luxembourg, Feb. 18, 1945, are scheduled Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the Memorial Baptist church. Burial will be in the
The services will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Ousley pastor of the
church, and Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the First Baptist church in
Kerens. The American Legion will provide pallbearers and will
conduct the graveside services.
Born May 1, 1921, Gill entered the armed forces August 14, 1944 and
went overseas in January, 1945 one month before being killed. He was
in the infantry.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Fances and Josephine Gill, both of
Itasca; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Gill, Corsicana; five brothers,
Leroy, Alvie and Loyd Gill, all of Corsicana; Chester Gill, Navarro,
and Vernon Gill, Rural Shade; three sisters, Miss Marie Gill,
Corsicana; Miss Nora Gill and Mrs. Bessie Townley, both of Dallas; a
grandfather, J.W. McKie, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
April 16, 1927 - May 22, 2011
—Billy Herbert Smith, 84, of Lubbock, passed away on Sunday,
May 22, 2011.
He was born on April 16, 1927, in Tupelo, to the late Alvy
B. and Lily (Mitchell) Smith. Billy married Minalee Wilson
on Feb. 3, 1952, in Wichita Falls. He graduated from Wichita
Falls High School and Midwestern State University, and
played football at each of the schools. Billy was a disabled
veteran who served in the Navy during World War II. He
resided in Odessa for 40 years and retired after 25 years as
a drilling superintendent for Forest Oil Corporation. He was
an avid golfer, outdoorsman, and enjoyed his RV — taking
many trips to the mountains in Colorado. Billy was a family
man; he loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren very much, and was a loving son and
brother as well.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Tufares of
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Minalee Smith of
Lubbock; daughter, Melanie Sanderson and husband Brian of
Lubbock; son, David R. Smith and wife Karen of Burleson;
three grandsons, Joseph Smith, Daniel Smith, and Matthew
Sanderson; two granddaughters, Emily Sanderson and Heather
Sanderson; two great-granddaughters, Brooke Smith and
Valerie Sanderson; sister, Diantha Dickens-Reznicek of
Corsicana; he is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews,
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24,
2011, at Resthaven Funeral Home in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May
25, 2011, at Resthaven Funeral Home’s Abbey Chapel.
Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home, Lubbock.
Mae (Orr) Brown
About 1912 - May 20, 2011
Corsicana — Vesper Mae Orr Brown, 99, resident of Frost, passed away
Friday, May 20, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services
will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011, at Brown Chapel A.M.E.
Church in Pelham. Interment will follow at
Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Alma Edna (Morgan)
Mar 19, 1914 - Nov 26, 1945
MRS. ALMA CAMPBELL
HELD AT EMHOUSE
Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Edna Campbell, aged 31 years, fatally
injured Monday night when the automobile in which she was riding
turned over several times after leaving the pavement near the
Corsicana Country, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from
the First Baptist church in Emhouse. The rites were conducted by
Rev. Dan Sharpley, pastor of the church. Burial was in
Mrs. Campbell, accompanied by her four-year old daughter, Carolyn
Ballew, by a former marriage, was en route home to Emhouse from
Corsicana when her car plunged over an embankmbent, went through a
fence and telephone post, turned over and hurled her body some 35
feet from where the car came to a stop, according to statements by
Richard Perkins, 418 South Thirteenth street, Corsicana, who with
Miss Margaret Petty of Corsicana, discovered the wrecked automobile,
the lifeless body of the victim and the little child, unhurt and
nestling in the arms of the mother. Perkins said the child was not
excited or perturbed when he arrived. The body of Mrs. Campbell and
the child were brought to the P. and S. Hospital. It was estimated
that Mrs. Campbell was killed about 9 p.m. and the body was
discovered at 10:45 p.m. Sheriff Cap Curington and State Highway
Patrolman Byron Currin investigated the accident.
Fifteenth Auto Fatality.
Mrs. Campbell’s death was the fifteenth auto fatality in Navarro
county during 1945.
Officers and others investigating the circumstances surrounding the
accident were at a loss to explain how the mother was hurled such a
distance and that the child escaped injury, unless the woman had
clutched her child at the time of the accident and miraculously
broke the impact of the fall with her own body, saving the child.
Surviving are her husband, J. E. Campbell, U. S. Armed Forces home
on furlough; four children, James Ballew, Keith Ballew, Joy Ballew
and Carolyn, all of Emhouse; father T. M. Morgan, Emhouse; three
brothers, Mark Morgan, Corbet; Mason Morgan, Corsicana, and Billy
Morgan, U. S. Navy; three sisters, Mrs. Willard Wilne and Dorothy
Morgan both of Alma, and Helen Morgan, Corsicana, and other
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Nov 8, 1905 - Feb 20, 2011
Lee Cummins, 105, moved her residence to her heavenly home
to be united with her beloved husband on Sunday, Feb. 20,
She was one of four children born to J.T. Mahaley and Mollie
Mahaley of Rice, on Nov. 8, 1905. After graduating from high
school, she attended Texas Women’s University before
marrying the love of her life, Ernest Cummins, in May, 1923,
who predeceased her in August of 1970. She was a loving and
devoted wife, housewife, and wonderful mother to her sons
for her entire life.
Two children were born of their marriage, both of whom
survived her, John Richard Cummins and James Ernest Cummins,
both of Corsicana; survivors also include five
grandchildren, Cheryl Nan Kitchens of Cedar Crest, N.M.,
Carin Zito of Austin, Catherine Hall of Dallas, Rod Cummins
of Sunnyvale, Randy Cummins of Corsicana, and Rick Cummins
of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Jill Ephlin, Shelly
Golden, Meghan Mazzola, Joni Heye, Taylor Cummins, Jonathon
Mosely, Alex Cummins, Michelle Cummins, Lianna Zito,
Katerina Zito, Omi Zito, and Laura Hall; two great
granddaughters, Kendal Ephlin and Marin Mazzola; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband and parents; and all of
her brothers and sisters, Dewey Mahaley, Dow Mahaley, and
Mrs. Cummins was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Rice for more than 90 years, and served as a Sunday school
teacher for young ladies for several decades. She was also
very active in the Rice Cemetery Association, numerous
school and civic activities, and served as an election judge
for many years.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22,
2011, at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held for Mrs. Cummins at
Rice Cemetery on
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Steve
Elkins and Rick Cummins officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rice Cemetery
Association at P.O. Box 146, Rice, TX 75155, or to The First
Baptist Church of Rice at P.O. Box 188, Rice, TX 75155.
The family would like to express special thanks to Sandra
Coffey, Mrs. Cummins’ niece, who has been her loving and
faithful caregiver for the past several years, and also to
the employees of Heritage Oaks West Nursing Center for their
kind and devoted care.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Jan 6, 1844 - Oct 5, 1933
|PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN BE BURIED ON FRIDAY
Mrs. R.A. Stewart, aged 90 years, died at the home of her
grandson, Troy Holcomb, near Bardwell at 10 o'clock Thursday
morning and funeral services will be conducted from the home
of J.W. Travis, 1511 West Collin Street Friday afternoon at
2 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. E.T.
Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be
near Kerens. She had been a resident of Navarro county
practically all her life.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J.W. Travis, Corsicana;
Mrs. Lou Jobe, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Eddie Moore,
Beaumont, a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
The funeral will be directed by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral
Annah (Tassy) Anderson
Nov 30, 1879 - Jun 2, 1933
ROANE WOMAN DIED AT HOME SON HERE FRIDAY MORNING
Mrs. Annah Anderson, aged 53 years, of Roane, died at the home of
her son, Ed L. Anderson, 110 South Nineteenth street, Friday morning
at 1:40 o'clock and the funeral is scheduled to be held from the
Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in
Black Hills cemetery.
The rites are to be conducted by J.L. Hines, minister of the Church
of Christ, assisted by Rev. J.W. Bergin, pastor of the First
Mrs. Anderson was born Nov. 30, 1879, at Gassaway, Tennessee. She
came to Texas in 1900.
Surviving ae her husband, W.M. Anderson, Roane, four sons, Kelly
Anderson, Emhouse; Shelly Anderson, Percellia; Ed Anderson,
Corsicana, and Robert Anderson, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. Lamaster,
Old Hickory, Tenn., and Mrs. Laura Hearn, Nashville, Tenn.
Pallbearers are to be H.D. Drain, W.M. Gray, Jack Johnson, Thad
Beard, Burt Farmer and B. Ray.
Mrs. Anderson had been a member of the Church of Christ for 35
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Gladys Oree (Ivie) Brown
Jan 4, 1904 - Nov 2, 1997
Gladys Oree Brown, 93, of Corsicana, died Nov. 2.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel
with Bro. Bill Honea and Rev. Harper Watson officiating. Burial will
follow at the
Mrs. Brown's grandsons will be the pallbearers.
Mrs. Brown was born January 4, 1904 in Texas. She was the first-born
of the late Sims and Roxie Ivie.
Mrs. Brown is survived by a son, Charles Brown of Dawson; five
daughters, Hazel Watson, Maggie Brown, and Peggy Mauldine all of
Dallas, Laverne Smith of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. James (Lorene)
Sykes of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and
two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Pearl Bates, Sula Ward,
Katherine Hodges, Edith Stephens; and Joan Freeman; and two
brothers, James Ivie and Arnold Ivie.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Brown, and two
sons, Albert Brown and Russell Brown.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Feb 14, 1911 - Aug 14, 1994
Marvin Chester Owen of Corsicana died Aug. 14, 1994, at Navarro
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in
Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Survivors include one son, Marvin Ray Owen of Houston; one daughter,
Emily Owen of Corsicana; two brothers, Royce Owen of Corsicana and
Billy Joe Owen of Calif.; three sisters, Bertha Bowlin and Lois
Mason, both of Big Springs, Minnie Mae Mitchell of Dallas; two
grandchildren, Randy Ray Owen of Corsicana and Debbie Haynes of
Mansfield; one great-grandchild, Chris Haynes of Mansfield; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Annie Liza (Brooks) Brown
July 3, 1875 - Jan 5, 1959
Mrs. A.L. Brown Rites Planned
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie L. Brown, 83, who died at Twilight
Home here early Monday morning after eight months illness will be
held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bunch Funeral Chapel in Ennis with
burial in the
Hamilton Cemetery southwest of Corsicana. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. Weldon Brooks of Kemp, a nephew.
A native of Alabama, she moved to Texas in 1896 and resided in Rice
and Alma communities for 60 years prior to moving to Corsicana 18
Surviving are four sons, Gus W. Brown, Lancaster; Elmer L. Brown,
Roscoe; George Brown, Waco, and Eural Brown, Purdon; two daughters,
Mrs. Mary Gibson, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Martha J. Ferguson,
Corsicana; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, five brothers,
Matthew Brooks, Files Valley, Jim Brooks, Kemp; Gus Brooks, Fort
Worth; John Brooks, San Antonio; Will Brooks, Duncan Okla.; four
sisters, Mrs. M.D. Hooper, Itasca; Mrs. Macie Glover, Perry, Okla.;
Mrs. Maggie Hodge, Springville and Mrs. Ethel McCall, Aspermont, and
Mrs. Brown was a Methodist and had resided at Twilight Home about
Christopher Cas Bonner
Dec 10, 1880 - April 13, 1951
Services Sunday For C.C. Bonner
Funeral services for C.C. Bonner, 70, long-time Angus resident, who
died in Houston Friday, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the
Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ
minister, and Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central
Bonner was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.
Surviving are a son, Chester Bonner, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. L.
T. Trull, Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Lena Pruitt, Mississippi; Mrs.
Mandy Garrison, Mrs. Bettie McGee and Mrs. Addie Moseley, all of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Ellen Burton, Kilgore; six grandchildren, and
Pallbearers were Lawrence D. Bonner, Freddie I. Bonner, Clarence D.
Bonner, R. L. Cox, Olen C. Bonner, Lowell L. Bonner, O. D. Bailey
and Lloyd Burton.
Apr 24, 1876 - Mar 15, 1941
WILLIAM P. ALLRED BURIED SUNDAY IN HAMILTON CEMETERY
William P. Allred, aged 64 years, Corsicana Cotton Mill employee,
died at his home, 808 South Commerce Street, Saturday night at 9
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the
Calvary Baptist Church with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin.
Allred had resided in Corsicana for the past fourteen years.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six sons, Wm. F., Herman M.,
Willie P., A.J., R.V., and Perry Allred, all of Corsicana; sixteen
grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Elliott, Beaumont; Mrs.
Billie Stevens, Lufkin, and Ellen Allred, Corsicana.
Pallbearers wre Emmett Prewitt, Milford Shook, Haze Cov, Paula
Thompson, Clyde Horn and Floyd Yarbrough.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - March 18, 1941
- Submitted by Karen
Jan 9, 1931 - Jan 12, 1931
Infant Died Here Monday Morning
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Redden, 112 West Avenue G,
died Monday morning at 7.30 and the funeral was held at Rice, Monday
afternoon at four o'clock, where interment was made.
The services were conducted by Rev. C.. E. McStravik, pastor of the
United Presbyterian church. The funeral was directed by the
Sutherland Funeral Home.
July 21, 1867 - July 28, 1921
(The Rice Rustler)
W.W. Stringer Dies
Mr. W.W. Stringer died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wright
Edmundson, at Anthony, New Mexico, Thursday, July 28 after being
confined to his bed a few weeks with tubercular-meningitis. His
remains arrived here Sunday night, accompanied by Mr. Willis
Stringer and E.W. Stringer drove through in a car from Anthony,
N.M., arriving here Sunday night.
W.W. Stringer was born July 21, 1867, in Anderson county, and moved
with his parents when a small boy to Collinsville, Grayson county,
where he was reared. He was married to Miss Lizzie Allen in the year
1891, to this union eleven children were born, one of which,
together with his wife, preceded him to the beyond.
Jan 07, 1917 - June 22, 1918
Hold Services Ira Cardwell
Funeral services for Ira Cardwell, 71, of Rice, were conducted in
the Haynie Memorial Methodist church Friday (today) at 2 p.m. with
burial in the Rice Cemetery.
Cardwell, former employe of the State Highway Department, died in
Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon following a heart attack at his
The Rev. Ralph Cooper, pastor of the church, conducted.
Cardwell was a member of the church. He was also a member of the
Rice Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Houston Cardwell, Rice; five
brothers, H. M. Cardwell, Fort Worth; W. A. Cardwell, Ennis; J. H.
Cardwell, Forsan; Frank Cardwell, Inglewood, Calif. ; and C. C.
Cardwell, Duncan, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Harrison,
Waxahachie; and Mrs. W. S. Cannon, Nacogdoches; and a number of
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Sloan Gallimore, J. K. Bradley, Clarence Mahaley,
Milton Emmert, Carroll Barton, Cecil Newman, Al Shelton and M. V.
Oleta Lucille (Spurgeon)
Jan 5, 1926 - July 20, 1963
Monday Rites For Mrs. Franks
Funeral services for Mrs. Roland Franks, 38, formerly of Rice, 1009
Fifty-Second street, Lubbock, who died in the Methodist Hospital in
Lubbock Saturday morning following an extended illness, were held
Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Rice.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W.E. Nunn of Ennis, assisted by
Rev. Pat Smith, pastor. Burial was in the
Surviving are her husband, a son, James Calvin Franks, and a
daughter, Rolene Franks, all of Lubbock; a brother, Rex Spurgeon,
Rice; five sisters, Mrs. Larue Talkington, Corsicana; Mrs. Catherine
Bowles and Mrs. Virginia Cherry, both of Ennis; Mrs. Hope St. Mars,
Rice, and Miss Billie Spurgeon, Tatum, N.M.; parents, Mrs. and Mrs.
J.R. Sprugeon, Rice, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were G.T. Bowles, Bill Bruton, Bill Talkington, Vernon
Franks, Pete Allen, Billy Hobbs and Jack Oliver.
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, July 22, 1963
- Submitted by Karen
- w/o Roland Ray Franks - d/o James Robert Spurgeon and
Myrtle (Goodman) Spurgeon
Nerie Agnes (Langham)
June 19, 1884 - Jan 25, 1958
Mrs. Edmundson Services Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. W.E. Edmundson, 74, route 1, Rice, who
died in the Navarro clinic Saturday morning from injuries received
in a train-car mishap in Rice Friday night, were held from the
Haynie Memorial Methodist church Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Reiser, pastor of the Tabernacle
Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Jack Daniel, pastor of the church.
Burial was in the Rice cemetery.
Mrs. Edmundson's death was the first traffic fatality of 1958 in
Highway Patrolman Chester Reeves, who investigated, said that the
1949 Chevrolet coach driven by Mrs. Edmundson apparently missed the
main street crossing and the railroad tracks and came to a
standstill several feet south of the regular crossing.
Freight Train No. 342 traveling south struck the stalled car. Mrs.
Edmundson was the only occupant of the vehicle.
This is the second tragedy to strike this family in the past several
years. Her late husband was fatally injured in Rice, December 15,
1950, when he was struck by a wood power saw he was operating.
Surviving are two sons, Rufus Edmundson, Abilene, and Noel Edmundson,
Chillicothe; stepmother, Mrs. Amada Lee Langham, Chatfield, and four
Pallbearers were Carroll Barton, Herman Wear, Hugh Bell, Al Shelton,
Henry Swafford and Virgil Atchley
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 28, 1958
- Submitted by Karen
- Parents: Rufus M. Langham and Claira (Richman) Langham
(Information from death certificate)
Oct 1, 1919 - Nov 12, 1944
WEDNESDAY RITES HELD AT RICE FOR SGT. J.R. SPURGEON
Funeral services for Sgt. James R. Spurgeon, killed at Leyte, Nov.
12, 1944, were held from the Rice Methodist church Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the
Rice cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. Walz and Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, Methodist
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Spurgeon, Rice; a
brother, Rex Spurgeon, U.S. Army; six sisters, Mrs. N.E. Reid,
Levelland; Mrs. A.F. Cherry, Fairfield, Mrs. Roland Franks, Bryan;
Misses Catharine, Hope and Billie Ann Spurgeon, all of Rice, and
American Legion members were pallbearers.
SERGEANT SPURGEON FUNERAL SERVICES AT RICE WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Sgt. James R. Spurgeon of Rice, killed in
action at Leyte, Nov. 12, 1944, will be held from the Rice Methodist
church Wednesdav afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in the Rice
cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Walz and Rev.
Marvin C. Bledsoe, Methodist ministers.
The body arrived in Corsicana Monday.
Sgt. Spurgeon entered the armed forces, October 17, 1941.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Spurgeon, Rice; a
brother, Rex Spurgeon. U. S. army, and six sisters, Mrs. N. E. Reid,
Levelland; Mrs. A. F. Cherry, Fairfield; Mrs. Roland Franks, Bryan,
and Misses Catherine, Hope and Billle Ann Spurgeon, all of Rice, and
McCammon Funeral Home will direct.
Gertie Marie (Johnson)
March 17, 1923 - May 25, 2011
—Gertie Marie Lockhart passed away peacefully on Wednesday,
May 25, 2011, at her home in Corsicana, after a lengthy
Marie Lockhart was born March 17, 1923, to George Washington
Johnson and Bessie (Brown) Johnson in Emhouse. She was the
middle of three daughters. Gertie is preceded in death by
her older sister, Mildred (Johnson) Drain. Marie and Wendell
farmed near the community of Emhouse after their marriage in
1942, until their move to Elm Flat in Kerens around 1959.
They continued to farm in Kerens until 1998. After
retirement they moved to Corsicana. Marie was a hard worker
who helped Wendell on the farm and she liked to say she
could drive a tractor as well as anyone.
The family remembers Marie as a loving and devoted wife,
mother, and grandmother. One of her sons, Kevin, felt
especially blessed that his mom understood his love for cars
and motorcycles. Wendell and Marie bought his dream car as
their family car, a bright orange 1970 Road Runner, during
his latter high school days. He is also grateful to his
mother for taking him to worship at Powell Baptist Church as
a child. Kevin and his wife Kris, have fond memories of
playing spirited games of Wahoo with Marie and Wendell
before the grandchildren came along.
Marie was the best mother Ted Lockhart could have ask for
and she always pushed to have the best care for him. She
wanted to be involved in all the details of his life, all
the way down to his haircuts.
Her grandchildren, Lane and Todd, always knew they were in
for a great meal when they came to Mamaw and Papaw’s house
and they also knew exactly what it would be — chicken fried
steak that had been pounded so tender it would melt in your
mouth, along with mashed potatoes, and pinto beans.
In Marie and Wendell’s later years their great joy was their
weekly bingo trips with Marie’s sister, Jimmie Sheppard, to
Ennis or Trinidad. Marie and her sisters were the best of
friends and have supported each other unfailingly throughout
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Wendell Gerald
Lockhart; sons, Kevin Lockhart and wife Kris of Deer Park,
and Ted Lockhart of Corsicana; grandchildren, Lane Lockhart,
and Kyle Borrello of Ft. Worth, and Todd and Bryanna
Lockhart of Hesperia, Calif.; great-grandson Pierce Lockhart
of Hesperia, Calif.; sister, Jimmie Sheppard of Corsicana;
she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to nieces,
GeorgeAnn Meyer and husband Darell of Kemp, and Gena
Chandler of Corsicana, Hand in Hand Hospice of Corsicana,
and caretakers, Gina Rosa and J.J. Johnson.
Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27,
2011, at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at
Park with the Rev. Otis Conner officiating. Pallbearers
will be Kyle Borrello, Darrell Meyer, Stephen McNutt, Obie
Lee Lockhart, Joey Lockhart and Cole Taylor. The family
requests memorials to the Texas Department of Mental Health
and Mental Retardation.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
- w/o Wendell Gerald Lockhart - d/o George Washington
Johnson and Bessie (Brown) Johnson
- Submitted by Karen
Sept 22, 1919 - Oct 6, 1925
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE CHILD KILLED TUESDAY
Funeral services for Glenn Mott, aged six years, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. K. Mott , who died as a result of injuries when struck by an
early Tuesday, were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First
Christian Church. Interment was made at
Oakwood cemetery. Paul
J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church, conducted the
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, Oct 7, 1925
- Submitted by Karen
- s/o R.K. Mott and Lillie (Kegler) Mott
- Death Certificate shows him as Glenn Kirk Mott - Born
Sept 2, 1919 - Informant is father, R.K. Mott - The other
information with middle name Karik is from the cemetery book
which was taken from the headstone, I assume.
Carl C. Waits
Aug 29, 1882 - Oct 24, 1925
CARL WAITS TAKEN SUDDENLY ILL AND OPERATED UPON
Carl Waits, 2218 West Second avenue, was taken suddenly ill with a
ruptured appendix at his home at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning and was
taken immediately, to the County Hospital where the appendix was
removed in a surgical operation. He is resting well today having
reacted favorably to the operation.
CARL WAITS DIES FOLLOWING RECENT OPERATION
FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FROM FIRST METHODIST CHURCH 3:30 SUNDAY
Cart Waits, age 43, died Saturday morning at 4 o'clock at his home
following an operation several days ago for appendicitis. Funeral
services will be held at United Methodist church Sunday afternoon at
3:30 and will be conducted by Rev. D.A. Chisholm, assisted by Rev.
E.W. Potter, Rev. John T. Sanders, Rev. A.E. Caraway and Rev. G. W.
The active pallbearers will be the stewards of the Eleventh Avenue
Methodist church and the honorary pallbearers, employees of the
postoffice and Drs. J. S. Daniel, W.R. Sneed, E. H. Newton and T.A.
The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, Misses Ina
Mabel and Ona, his mother, Bazette, one sister, Mrs. Charles Waits,
Bazette; and one brother, Elmo Waits of Breckenridge.
Mr. Waits had been an employee of the postoffice about 10 years and
at the time of his death was carrier on rural route A.
John B. Green
Jan 19, 1851 - Dec 7, 1922
Laid to Rest
On Thursday, December 7th, a great gloom was cast over the many
friends of J. B. Green, when news was received that he had died In
His remains arrived here Friday afternoon accompanied by his wife
and Mrs. Harry Ransdall and were taken to the home of his niece,
Mrs. J. A. Jenkins, where funeral services were held Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock.
A large concourse of friends followed the body to
Oakwood where it was
laid to rest by an impressive service conducted by Rev. A. E.
Carraway and the Praetorians. The active pall bearers were Messers.
C. B. Middleton, J.K. Skinner, C.R. Terry, C. F. Borg, D. T. Neal
and Dr. F. A. Miller. Those from out of town attending the funeral
were Mr. E. R. Green of ldabelle, Okla., brother of deceased, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Ransdall of Houston.
Mr. Green's life was one of sunshine, of unselfishness and service
for others and his going has caused great sorrow in Corsicana and
wherever he was known, and he will be sadly missed.
Many beautiful floral offerings were sent as a tribute to his
Feb 11, 1931 - Sept 24, 1944
PISTOL WOUND IN HEAD IS FATAL TO 13-YEAR OLD BOY
Kenneth Wallace, aged 13 years, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday
afterneon , at 8:40 o'clock from a pistol wound in the head
sustained shortly after 2 p. m. at the family residence, 1423 West
Sixth avenue. Officers said the pistol was discharged while being
handled by the youth, the .38 calibre bullet striking him in the
head. No coroner's verdict was returned.
Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending word from his
brothers in the armed forces, but will probably be held Thursday
from the First Baptist church. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the
rites. Burial will be in
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ester Wallace, Corsicana; seven
brothers, H. T. Wallace, Jr., U.S. Marines, San Diego, Calif.; R.L.
Wallace,U.S. Navy, Pacific area; H. L Wallace, defense plant worker,
Orange, Texas, Zearl B. Wallace, U. S. Coast Guard. North Carolina;
W. C. Wallace, U. S. Navy, New York., Theodore Wallace, U. S. Coast
Guard, New York; Harold Wallace, U. S. Navy, San Diego, Cal.; four
sisters. Mrs. S. Y. Robinson, Dallas, whose husband is a U.S. Army
sergeant at Camp Barkeley, and Miss Lawanda Wallace, Dallas; Shirley
and Fannie Mae Wallace, both of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. James
E. Hurt Abilene, and several uncles, aunts, and other relatives. His
father, the late H. T. Wallace, Sr., died here last March.
Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.
Achasa R. Croft
Apr 29, 1892 - Oct 28, 1913
Remains Interred This Afternoon
The remains of
the late Miss Achsa Croft arrived here last night from Carlsbad, New
Mexico, and were taken to the family home on North Twelfth street
and the funeral took place from there this afternoon at 3:30. The
funeral services were conducted by Rev. O. L. Hailey, pastor of the
First Baptist church, and J.R. Robinson. O. L. Albritton, J. C. West
, Forest Reed, H. W. Pace and J. S. Millerman acted as pallbearers.
procession of friends followed the remains to their last resting
place and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
June 14, 1947 - June 14, 1947
Rites For Infant Saturday Morning
for the Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Harrison, 412 West
Fifth avenue, who died Friday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic, were
held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at
Oakwood cemetery where
interment was made. The rites were conducted by Herbert G. Dudley,
minister of the First Christian church.
the parents and grandparents, Mrs. E. E. Harrison, Waco, and Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Auld, Corsicana.
Florence (Bass) Pinkston
Apr 7, 1892 - Nov 11, 1947
Saturday Rites For Mrs. Pinkston
for Mrs. Mary Florence Pinkston of Dallas, who died Friday in
Dallas, were held at
Oakwood cemetery here
at 1:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon where interment was made. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church. Earlier services were held in Dallas at 11
o'clock Saturday morning in charge of Rev. Earl Mead.
her husband, Will Pinkston; a son, Nat A. Pinkston and a grandson,
Allen Scott Pinkston, all of Dallas.
N. C. Goodman, Marion Martin, T. J. Tickey, Tom Pinkston, Lucian
Pinkston and W. P. McCammon.
Home directed local arrangements.
McGee "Mack" Warren
Apr 4, 1882 - Apr 28, 1973
Services are set for 2 p.m. Monday
in the Griffin Chapel for L.M. (Mack) Warren, 91, who died Saturday
afternoon in Twilight Nursing Home.
Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery, with
Cato Sherrer, passtor of the Kerens Church of Christ officiating.
Griffins is in charge of arrangements.
He lived a short time in Alma, and
also near Powell, and operated a grocery store on West Seventh Ave.
in Corsicana for many years. He married Rhoda Denton in Roxton in
1910. Mrs. Warren preceded her husband in death in June, 1971.
Warren was a member of the College
Hill Church of Christ, where he was a former elder, and was an
active member of the Church of Christ for 80 years.
Survivors include three daughters,
Maxine Lynch of Arlington, Elizabeth Dresser of Corsicana, and Jean
Daniel of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and six
The family requests that no floral
donations be made. Those who desire may send memorials to the
building fund of the Church of Christ on College Hill or their
Moreland (Denton) Warren
Jan 23, 1887 - June 24, 1971
Services were to be Saturday at 6
p.m. in Griffin Chapel for Mrs. Rhoda Moreland Denton Warren, 84, a
long-time resident of the Corsicana area.
A member of the College Hills
Church of Christ here, she was born in Roxton on Jan. 23, 1887. She
died in Memorial Hospital Thursday.
Burial was to be in
Oakwood cemetery. The
Rev. Claude B. Holcomb of Gainesville, assisted by the Rev. Cato
Sherrer of Kerens, officiated.
Active pallbearers included F.C.
Stewart, Tom Murphey, James Nelson, Jessie Beamon, J. R. Gunter,
Harrison Sloan, Elven Wright and Wiley Croom.
Honorary pallbearers included Dr.
C.L. Brown, Duren Norris, Leslie white, S.S. Skinner, M.B. George,
Ben E. Acock, C.F. Dominy, and Paul Miller.
Survivors include her husband, L.M.
Warren, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dresser,
Corsicana, Mrs. Maxine Lynch, Arlington, and Mrs. Jean Daniel,
Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. W.A. Cawthon, Paris, Mrs. Arthur
Swearingen, Pasadena; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Family members request that
memorials be made to the Church of Christ on College Hill Library
Fund or Twilight Home instead of sending flowers.
Warren Harrison Whitten
Jan 3, 1868 - Dec 21, 1933
SERVICES FOR MR. WHITTEN FRIDAY
for Warren H. Whitten, aged 65, who died Thursday morning at 10:45
o'clock, were held from the family residence, 618 North
Twenty-seventh street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in
The rites were
conducted by Rev. Tom Smith of Hillsboro. The Masonic Lodge had
charge of the services at the grave and were pallbearers.
Prior to moving
to Corsicana ten years ago, Mr. Whitten and family resided in the
his wife, three sons, Warren H. Whltten. Jr., Purdon; J. E. Whitten,
Mildred; and Hubert Whitten, Corsicana; two daughters, Misses Iva
and Ivan Whitten, both of Corsicana; a grandson, two granddaughters
and other relatives.
The funeral was
directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Apr 26, 1905 - Aug 29, 1974
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Miss Ivan Whitten, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday
in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. C. Dan Layne
will officiate, with burial to be at
She was a native
of Purdon and had lived in Corsicana for the past 51 years and was a
member of the Baptist Church.
include a sister, Miss Iva Whitten of Corsicana; four nephews, Glen
Moore of San Antonio, Raz W. Moore of Corsicana, Don Whitten of
Dallas, and John Whitten of Purdon; three nieces, Mrs. Willie Hodge
of Corsicana, Erma Frances Ward of Levelland and Glenda Sue Bowers
John R. Burns
Jul. 4, 1838 in Miss. - Jan 23, 1926 Navarro Co TX
Pioneer Resident of
Blooming Grove Dead
Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove, Jan. 23.—Funeral services for J. R. Burns, aged 88
years, pioneer resident of this Place, who died Saturday morning,
were conducted Sunday afternoon from the First Baptist church with
burial in Rose Hill
The services were conducted by the Rev. H. B. Carraway and the Rev.
W. Z. Corbin. Deceased is survived by the following children:
Four sons, W. R., J. T., V. D. and Marvin; one daughter, Miss Annie
Burns; two stepchildren, Miss Ellie Cook and Mrs. J. J. Gillen, all
of Blooming Grove.
Mr. Burns was born at New Albany, Union county, Miss., July 4, 1838.
At the age of eighteen he joined the Confederate army and was at the
battle of Gettysburg under Gen. Robert E. Lee. He was active in
Masonic circles having been made a Mason fifty years ago. He had
an active member of the Baptist denomination for sixty years.
J. R. Burns Passed Away
J. R. Burns, aged 88 years and five months, passed away in this city
Saturday morning. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church, a
Mason and ex-Confederate soldier. In the church he was an exemplary
member, in the lodge a true member, in war brave. As husband,
father, citizen he had no faults. His life was a big life- big in
deep, full of activity and full of labors performed and harvests
gathered. No greater love hath any man than he for country, liberty
of thought, unbridled speech and the varied avenues doing valiant
service for mankind the world over. His life was full grown as
measured by years, for in deed had he traveled far beyond the
allotted three score and ten. But life never grew burdensome to him.
He carried well his age and in his feeble state during the past year
he grew, as ripe fruit, mellower and sweeter in sentiment and
altogether beautiful in his home life.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 29, 1926
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Dec 29, 1834 - Jul 29, 1926
MOTHER CORSICANA RESIDENTS PASSED AWAY EARLY TODAY
MRS. MARY ELIZABETH VAN DIVER, AGED 91, DIES IN BLOOMING GROVE
Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove, July 29.—Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Vandiver, aged 91
years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. B. McCormick of
this city at 8:30 Thursday morning following an illness of several
Funeral services will be held at the Central Baptist Church at 10
o'clock Friday morning and will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Rowan of
Terrell. Burial will be in
Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Vandiver was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, and came to Texas
before the Civil war. She had been a resident of Navarro county 52
years and most of this time was spent in the Blooming Grove
She is survived by four children, John Watson of Corsicana; Ransom
Vandiver, Corsicana; Mrs. R. B. McCormick and Mrs. Sallie Hill, both
of Blooming Grove and a large number of grandchildren and great
Mary Elizabeth (Fullerton) Watson-Vandiver
Mrs. M. E. Vandiver 91 Passed Away July 29th
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Vandiver passed away Thursday morning, July 29,
1926, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mollie McCormick.
Deceased had been ill for several weeks, but during it all she
complained but little maintaining her brightness of mind almost to
the very last. Having gone far past the age marking an octogenarian
she climed in age to the dizzy heights, storing along with years
knowledge and piety. But one of the important senses was lost in the
journey toward the home across the great divide, that of sight. That
sterling character and unwavering fidelity for truth which
characterized her life forty, fifty and sixty years ago remained
fixed in her heart throughout her long career, guiding her thoughts,
mellowering her soul with ripening of years.
Mrs. Vandiver during the days of her eyesight was a wide reader,
studious, and this gave her a broad vision as well as depth of
thought. She was very entertaining touching world events and a Bible
scholar far above the average.
She was a loyal Missionary Baptist, a member of the Central Baptist
church; strong of Baptist conviction and to her no pleasure was
greater than to have part in helping and strengthening every branch
of the church from the local organization through the varied
national interests, on (illegible) foreign fields. She was a
dependable member, a loyal supporter and a cheerful giver, and you
know "the Lord loves a cheerful giver."
Mrs. Vandiver was born in Lebanon, Tenn., Dec 1834, making her 91
years and seven months old. Her mother as a girl was Elizabeth
McDaniel and Elizabeth married Miner Fullerton, the latter dying
when Mary Elizabeth, the subject of this sketch, was only seven
months old. In 1839 the mother and Mary Elizabeth moved to Hot
Springs, Ark., later to Texas. Mary Elizabeth was married to George
Watson in 1852 and to this union four children were born-Virgieia
[sic], Sarah, John and Elizabeth George. The husband received fatal
woulds in the Civil War and died in 1863. In 1866 she married A. T.
Vandiver and to this union three children were born-James, Ransom,
Mollie. Moved to Navarro county in 1872, settling near Blooming
Grove and 1890 moved to Blooming Grove, her home ever since.
The funeral services were held at the Central Baptist church and in
the absence of the pastor, Rev. J. B. Rowan, former pastor held the
service making a beautiful talk. The floral offerings were large,
interment taking place at Rose Hill.
Out of town folks: John Vandiver, Breckenridge; Mrs. Deavers and
daughter, Victoria; Mrs. Hearne, Waxahachie; Mrs. Stsubbs of Sanger;
Mrs. Seth Grant of Grand Prairie and many relatives and friends from
Corsicana and Frost.
Verna Lois (Morrison)
Jan 2, 1908 - May 4, 1972
Funeral services will be at 10:30a.m. Saturday at the Griffin
Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Verna Lambert, 64, of Angleton who died
there early Thursday. Burial will be in
at Blooming Grove.
She was a former Navarro County resident and was reared near Emmett.
She is survived by her husband, George B. Lambert, Sr., Angleton;
three sons, Bobby F., Jerry W. and George B. Lambert, Jr., all of
Angleton; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. H. M. Hester of
Italy, Miss Blanche Morrison of Dallas, Mrs. W. B. Chapman of Big
Spring and Mrs. Faye Christian of Tyler; two brothers, R. E.
Morrison of Temple and James T. Morrison, Jr., of Arlington; and
several nieces and nephews.
Billie David Lee
Thursday, July 10, 1952
Jul 3, 1952 - Jul 9, 1952
Infant Expires Wednesday Night
Billie David Lee, six-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Lee,
Rockdale, died Wednesday night at the P. and S. Hospital.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon.
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Joyce Elaine Weathers, Blooming
Grove; two brothers, Ernest and Howard M. Lee, Jr., both of
Bogalusa, La,; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. DeRusha of
Blooming Grove, and Mrs. T, D. Lee, Bogalusa, La. Corley will
Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
Sarah Jane Ward
Apr. 6, 1857 - Mar. 3, 1935
RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY 39 YEARS BURIED MONDAY
Miss Sarah Jane Ward, aged 77 years, formerly school teacher, native
of Illinois, but resident of Navarro county 39 years, died Sunday
afternoon five miles south of Kerens and the funeral was held from
the residence of a brother, W. R. Ward, 1106 West Seventh avenue,
Monday morning, at 11 o’clock, with burial in the
Union High cemetery
in the southwestern part of the county near Dawson. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of
Surviving are four brothers, W. R. Ward, J. G. Ward and D. Ward, all
of Corsicana, and J. H. Ward, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Loyd Lewis,
Kerens, and Mrs. D. D. Sawyer, Dawson, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Frank Ward, Harvey Ward, Robert Ward, Edd Reed,
Gano Lewis and Chester Sawyer.
The funeral was directed by Corley Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March
Obit says Union High Cem. -- Death certificate says Rodney
d/o John A. Ward and Liza Ann (Vinson) Ward
Margaret (Lasley) Nutt
Apr 23, 1880 - Apr 22, 1969
Mrs. O. T. Nutt
Mrs. O. T. (Margaret) Nutt, 89, lifelong resident of the Pursley
communit, died Tuesday in Twilight Home. She was a member of the
Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Corley
Funeral Chapel with J. Leathel Roberts, minister of College Hill
Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the
Ward cemetery near Pursley.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Vernice Taliaferro of Denton; and
several nieces and nephews including Ferma C. Stewart and Maco
Stewart of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Ferma C. Stewart, Maco Stewart, Leland Stewart,
Paul Stewart, Lee Hardin, A. H. Ganze and J. C. Read.
Hallie Lou (Weeks) Moore
Jul 18, 1882 - Nov 11, 1974
Mrs. Hallie Moore
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Hallie Moore, 92, Corsicana, who died
Monday in the Evergreen Nursing Home.
Claud B. Holcomb pastor of North Beaton Church of Christ, was to
officiate with burial to be in the
A native of Corbet, she had been a resident of Purdon for 53 years
before moving to Corsicana 13 years ago. She was a member of the
College Hill Church of Christ.
She is survived by one son, Hoyt Moore of Corsicana; two daughters,
Mrs. Everett Sims of Houston and Mrs. Howard Jackson of Powell;
eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother,
Arthur Weeks of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Hettye Bayless of
Franklin Massey Beamon
Jan 14, 1935 - Apr 29, 1995
Franklin Beamon, 60, of Wilmer, died April 29, 1995, at his
Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Chapel with Leonard Conner officiating. Burial followed in
Pallbearers were Ray Allred, Wayne Allred, Barney Gaines, Chris
Gallegos, Jimmy Thomas and Bryan Beamon.
Mr. Beamon was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Jean Beamon of Wilmer; three sons,
Franklin Beamon and David Glenn, both of Fort Worth, and Hubert
Blair Beamon of Florida; his daughter, Rochelle Brewer of San
Antonio; two brothers, Blair Beamon Jr. and Albert Beamon, both of
Corsicana; his sister, Ann Thomas of Lancaster; five step-children,
Roxy Denton and Virginia Caldwell, both of Wichita Falls, Sandra Cox
and Richard Thatcher, both of Oklahoma City, and Temberon Beamon of
California; five grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 1, 1995
1st wife Vivian Lois (Muncy) Beamon 2nd
wife Ellen Jean (Smith) Beamon s/o Jessie Blair Beamon and Rosa
Lee (Massey) Beamon
John Ray Wheeler
Mar 22, 1925 - Oct 8, 2000
John Ray Wheeler
John Ray Wheeler, 75, of Tyler passed away Sunday Oct. 8, 2000 at a
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Dale Perry officiating. Interment will follow
at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roy Collins, Tom Collins, Mike Wheeler, Ennis
Wheeler, Mark Collins and James Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers will
be the Paul Sunday School Class of Friendly Baptist Church.
Mr. Wheeler was born March 22, 1925 in McCauley. He lived in Tyler
for 16 years and had previously lived in Pasadena and Lubbock. He
was a member of Friendly Baptist Church and the Paul Sunday School
Class at the church. He was a retired steel worker for Armco Inc. in
1984 and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Wheeler; and sister,
Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife, Dean Wheeler of Tyler; son,
Eddie Ray Wheeler of Alvin; daughter Patti A. Wheeler Wreyford of
Tyler; brother, Save Wheeler of Tyler and Wade Wheeler of Lubbock;
sister, Peggy wheeler Raub of Lubbock; four grandchildren and one
Arrangements by Burks Walker Tippitt Funeral Home of Tyler.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- October 8, 2000
Park Cemetery, Tyler, Texas
U. S. Army
Dean (Farish) Wheeler d/o Roy Henry Farish and Tommie Adell
(Nicholson) Farish buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming
Wheeler and Mable (Johnson) Wheeler