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Jester D. Prince
Nov 25, 1917 - Aug 23, 2004

Jester D. Prince
US Army - WW-II
Jester D. Prince passed away Monday August 23, 2004 in Norman, OK. He was born on November 25, 1917 to Elmer & Addie Lou Prince in Corsicana, TX. Jester was a member of the Cherokee Hills Church of Christ. His first love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and participating in shooting sports with his son in law. Mr. Prince had received the million miler watch award from Lee Way Motor Freight Company for driving 1 million miles without an accident during his 30 years of service. He had served his country in the United States Army as an Army Ranger & was awarded service commendation for his service to his country. Survivors include his wife Charlene Prince of the home; 1 daughter Debbie S. Bowd & husband David; 1 brother Ernest Prince of Golden Meadow, Louisiana; 3 grandchildren & 1 great grandson. One Grandson, David Ryan Bowd predeceased him. Services will be held at Cherokee Hills Church of Christ at 6724 NW 63rd in OKC, OK at 11:00 AM on Thursday August 26, 2004. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery with Military honors by Veterans of America Honor Guard/American Volunteer Reserve - Chaplain LTC Boyd Fallwell - Chaplain LTC Tom Hunt - CSM David Laukat. Services under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home Moore Oklahoma

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Dorothy Neome (Robinson) Beene-O'Hara-Brown-Cox
Feb 22, 1917 - July 12, 1993

Dorothy Neome Robinson Cox, 75, of Corsicana, died July 12, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in Birdston Cemetery, with Stan Osborne officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 22, 1917 in Humble, Texas.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Patrick "Bobby" O'Hara, and three husbands, Lester Beene, George O'Hara and Delphin Brown.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Cox of Corsicana; one daughter, Marian Beene Williams of Arlington; four grandchildren, Rebecca Gholson and Tamara Wilson of Arlington, Melody Cano of Mesquite and Jona Larsen of Corsicana; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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C. V. Carroll
Sep 15, 1910 - Jul 14, 1993

C.V. Carroll, 82, of Streetman, died July 14, 1993 at Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.

Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 15, 1910.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Carroll of Streetman; one son, Calvert Allen Carrol of Dallas; one daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Milton Carroll of Fairfield; three grandchildren, Jon Benton Carroll of Streetman, Michael Vell Carroll of Wiley and Katherine Gonzales of Donie; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Donald Carroll, H.W. Milner, A.K. McGilvary, Glendale Minze, George Westover and Homer Paul Bonner.

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Everett Tisdale
Dec 1, 1929 - July 23, 1993

Everett Tisdale, 63, of Point Blank, died July 23, 1993, in Huntsville.

Services were 11 a.m. Monday in the Cochran Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman at 4 p.m. Monday.

He was born Dec. 1, 1929 in Streetman, the son of Noah and Jennie Grant. He married Wanda Guthrie on May 9, 1950 in Austin. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Houston.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Tisdale of Point Blank; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Aubrey and Sherry Tisdale of Gilmer, Jack Tisdale of Hunt, Johnny and Leslie Tisdale of Hunt and Kenneth and Cindy Tisdale of Conroe; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Charles Munoz of New Caney and Sarah and Troy Crawford of Big Sandy; his mother, Fay Grant of Onalaska; two brothers and a sister-in-law, William and Judy Tisdale of Houston and Edwin Lewis of California; his step-mother, Winnie Tisdale of Gilmer; 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Don McMillian, Joe Davis, Buck Jones, Ben Warrick, Norman Houston and Glenn McNiel.

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Agnes Mae (Crocker) Graves
June 3, 1905 - May 28, 1993

Agnes Mae (Crocker) Graves, 87, of Kerens, died May 28, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Burial will be in Bazette Baptist Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Uarlene Graves of Kerens; one son, Urvan Graves of Kerens; two brothers, Aubrey Crocker of Upland, Calif., and Otis Dyer of Daingerfield; four sisters, Opal Keele of Oklahoma City, Lorene Griffin and Dovie O'valle, both of Corsicana, and Dimple Holmes of Mineola; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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John Frank Reagan 
Nov 23, 1902 - Feb 14, 1989

John Frank Reagan, 86, of Kerens, died Feb. 14, 1989 in the Maywood Manor Nursing Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bazette Baptist Church in Bazette. The Rev. Jim Bagette will officiate. Burial will be in the Bazette Cemetery.

A member of the Bazette Baptist Church, he was a retired oil field worker.

Survivors include two sons, William Joe Reagan of Corsicana and Jimmy Reagan of Kerens; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-children; one great-great-child; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Red Tramel, Lester Walker, Dimber Walker, Billy Walker and Jack Walker.

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R. C. Govan
abt 1939 - May 14, 2013

Mr. R. C. Govan, 74, of Corsicana passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Scott Funeral Home Chapel, 1001 Martin Luther King Blvd., Corsicana. After cremation, the family will receive the remains. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Morris Preston Ferguson Jr.
Aug 8, 1935 - May 13, 2013

Morris Preston Ferguson Jr., 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 13, 2013. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Morris Ferguson, resident of Corsicana, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 77. He was born August 8, 1935 in Ft Worth to Morris and Lillian Ferguson.
He is survived by his children, Morris P. Ferguson III of Richland Hills, Stoney Ferguson of Indiana, Sherry Ferguson of East Texas, Audrey Bach of Ft Worth, Darrell Ferguson of Palestine and Dianna Ferguson - Black of Cheyenne, Wyoming; brother, John L. Ferguson of Washington; twenty grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.


Willie Mae (Beseda) Lee-Linex
Sept 13, 1925 - May 14, 2013

Willie Mae Beseda Lee Linex, resident of Corsicana, passed away at her home on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2013 after a long battle with cancer with her family by her side at the age of 87.

Willie Mae was born on Sunday, Sept. 13, 1925 in Abbott to Frank E.
Beseda and Libby Rose Novotny Beseda.

She is preceded in death by step-mother Anna Beseda, brother Frankie Beseda of Oregon, husband Earnest Linex Jr., husband Gordon Webster Lee, son Ronald Gordon Lee, all of Corsicana.

She is survived by son, Willard Dale Lee and wife Barbara Danice Lee of Kerens, son Michael Don Lee and Michelle Lee of Poetry, daughter Deborah Elaine Garrett and husband Gary Garrett of Corsicana, daughter-in-law Linda Nutt Lee of Corsicana; grandchildren, Mark Lee, Crystal Shepherd, Kevin Lee, Krystie Anderson, Christopher Lee Garrett, Tammy Lee Dorney, Morgan Lee Bermurlen and Meredith McQuiston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Honea officiating. Private entombment will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Christopher Garrett, Kevin Lee, Mark Lee, Rocky Shepherd, Dale Bermurlen, Shawn Dorney. Honorary pallbearers are Tyler Lee, Jordan Lee, and Keith Colven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit memorials, 1000 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Enelda Elizabeth (Jones) Niles
Mar 25, 1928 - May 18, 2013

Enelda Elizabeth Niles, 85, went to join her late husband from her earthly home to her heavenly home, on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Her celebration services will be at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr. at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 with burial service following at Waco Memorial Park.

Enelda was born in Hillsboro on March 25, 1928, but spent her childhood and youth in Corsicana. She married her childhood sweetheart and spent most of the next 66 years with him in Waco. She was a devoted mother of four children active in church and the Girl Scouts. She also supported her family financially by working at Graham Embroidery for 20 years.

If you ever came to her home at dinner time, you would always be greeted with a smile, a cheerful message, and a hot, delicious meal. Enelda, affectionately known as Mamaw, will always be remembered for her joy, her laughter, her hospitality, her devotion to family and her love for her Lord and Savior. Enelda was a covenant friend to many, especially the “Rowdy Ruth” Sunday school class of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Henry Niles, her son, Norman Timothy Niles, her son-in-law, Ross Neal Rogers, her parents, Ernest and Inez “Ann” Mitchell Jones, her brother, Morris Milton Jones, and her sister, Joyce Ernestine Armstrong.

Enelda is survived by her daughters, Jamie Elizabeth Baker and her husband James Michael of Lakeside, Debra Jone Golden and husband David of Lorena, son, Ken Morgan Niles and wife Candy of Baytown; daughter-in-law, Marla Niles; 10 grandchildren and their loving spouses,
25 great-grandchildren with one more on the way; admiring nieces and nephews, and several covenant friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Meadowbrook Baptist Church Homebound Ministry.

Arrangements by Pecan Grove Funeral Home, Waco.

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Patty Vern "Pat" (Ford) Taylor
Sep 16, 1925 - May 18, 2013

Pat Taylor passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Odyssey Healthcare Facility in Houston, after a two month illness in which she chose to take risks and fight to regain her quality of life.

Pat was born to James Wesley (JW) Ford and Jennie Goodin Ford on Sept. 16, 1925, and raised in Corsicana.

She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1943. Pat was employed by the State National Bank, which is now Chase Bank, where she was named Head Teller. While still in Corsicana she met the love of her life B.F. (Bill) Taylor from the Drane community.

In December of 1946, she traveled to meet Bill in Bremerton, Wash., where they were married on Dec. 21, 1946. As Bill moved with Shell Oil on a seismographic team they lived in nine states and over 40 cities and towns. Pat was a devoted wife and proud mother to their son Jim. In 1977, Pat and Bill moved "back home" to Trail Ridge Drive, where they loved to garden, work in the yard, travel and be close to family. After 20 years they moved into town to a lovely town home. They loved participating in the Shell Retirement Club's annual events keeping up with former colleagues and friends. When able they enjoyed the YMCA and coffee with friends. Pat was at Bill's side throughout a long illness and devoted to his care. He passed away in October of 2006, just a few months shy of their 60th anniversary.

In the years since, Pat has enjoyed coffee with friends at Brookshire's. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and faithfully watched the televised Sunday services. She was an avid sports fan. If the Rangers, the Cowboys or the Longhorns were playing, she was watching.
"You don't need the sound to watch a good game.”

Always the devoted mother and grandmother, Pat adored her time with Jim and Stephanie. She welcomed Sue and her daughters into her life with open arms. Last May after a fall she moved to Spring, to be closer to Jim. After some recuperation time she made her new home at the conservatory in Spring where she made new friends and was closer for more frequent visits with Jim and Sue.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; and her daughter-in-law, Judith Head Taylor.

Survivors include her son, James F. Taylor and wife Sue of Spring; granddaughter, Stephanie R. Taylor of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Billy Gene Ford and wife Louise of Silver City; sister-in-law, Dot Taylor of Dallas (formerly of Corsicana). She is also survived by three great-grandchildren who chose her as their “MomMom Pat” and numerous nieces and nephews as well as countless close friends from everywhere and her caregivers.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ford, Bradley Ford, Brandon Ford, Ron Davidson, David Aldama and Justin Aldama. Entombment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Mausoleum in Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Building Fund at 2800 North Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110, or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Minnie Alonzo (Henderson) Johnston
Jul 5, 1873 - Sep 13, 1932

Purdon Woman Died Tuesday Afternoon

PURDON, Sept. 16.—Mrs. Frank Johnson, aged about 50 years, died at the family home east of Purdon Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

She had been ill several months.

Surviving are her husband and five grown children.

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Myrtle (Johnston) Norton
Nov 13, 1893 - Jan 2, 1954

Mrs. W. L. Norton Expires Monday

Mrs. Myrtle Norton, 60, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

The family resides at 704 West Thirteenth avenue and formerly lived at Purdon before moving to Corsicana a number of years ago.

Surviving are her husband, W. L. Norton, Corsicana; three sons, J. D. Norton, Victoria; W. S. Norton, Baytown and Charles T. Norton, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Faye Ray, Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Walters, Iowa Park; Mrs. W. H. Whitten, Purdon; Mrs. W. W. Boulware, Roscoe, and Mrs. Sam Anderson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Mrs. W. L. Norton Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Norton, 60, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Monday, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

The family resided at Purdon before moving to Corsicana a number of years ago and two of her sons were well-known basketball players, J. D. (Sniper) Norton, now of Victoria; was a famous SMU cager after finishing Purdon High. Stancil Norton was a Corsicana high and Rice Institute player.

Surviving are her husband, 794 West Thirteenth avenue, Corsicana; three sons, J. D. Norton, Victoria; W. S. Norton, Baytown, and Charles T. Norton, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Faye Ray, Louisville, Ky.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Walters, Iowa Park; Mrs. W. H. Whitten, Purdon; Mrs. W. W. Boulware, Roscoe, and Mrs. Sam Anderson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arthur Boldin, James King, Hoyett Blackman, Joe Smith, Leamon Phillips and Howe French.

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Myrtle Lalle (Melton) Dixon-Robison
Dec 5, 1885 - Apr 29, 1968

Mrs. Robison

BLOOMING GROVE—(Spl.) –Mrs. Myrtle Melton Robison, 82, lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, died Monday in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at McCormick Funeral Service here with the Rev. James Peppers officiating. Burial will be in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Samuel Lee Dixon, Callexico, Calif., and Elliot Dixon, Colorado City; one daughter, Mrs. Sally D. Stoner, Palo Alto, Calif.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lilly Mae Bales, Corsicana; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Lena Alta (Vest) Selby
Aug 28, 1918 - Apr 27, 1968

Mrs. Lena Selby

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Selby, 49, Fort Worth, a former Corsicana resident, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jesse Simon, Fort Worth minister, officiated. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Selby died Sunday in All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by her husband, Emmett Selby, Fort Worth; two sons, Rufus and George Selby, Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Baker, Burleson; her mother, Mrs. Molly M. Vest, Fort Worth; two brothers, Maxie Vest, Lancaster, and E. H. Vest, Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Watts and Mrs. Ada Mitchell both of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jack Selby, Ronald Selby, Charley R. Vest,

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Alva Ethel (Brown) Arnold
Aug 31, 1897 - Dec 4, 1989

Alva Arnold

Mrs. Alva Arnold, 92, of Corsicana, died Dec. 4, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Cowley Funeral Chapel, with Richard Fedell officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

She was born Aug. 31, 1897, in Navarro County and was a member of the Church of Christ in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by two sons, Orville G. Arnold of Honey Grove, and Jerry K. Arnold of El Toro, Calif.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Eddie Griffin of Modesto, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Hubert Mills Vick, Jr.
Feb 26, 1932 - July 24, 1996

Hubert Vick Jr.

Hubert Vick Jr., 64, of Blooming Grove, died July 24, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Dresden cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Vick was born Feb. 26, 1932.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Vick of Blooming Grove; daughters, Michael Papke of Fort Worth, and April Vick of Ennis; step-sons and wives, Harlan and Jennifer Batson of Venus, Mike and Pam Batson of Blooming Grove, Russell and Karie Batson of Ovilla; two sisters, Jessie Fitzgerald of Corsicana and Jeri Collins of Oakwood; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Hubert Vick, Sr., and brother Garland Vick.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 25, 1996
  • 1st wife Linda Kay (Butler) Vick married Sep. 26, 1977 2nd wife Martha Sue (Johnson) Batson-Vick married Aug. 10, 1982
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Myrtle Lee "Myrtie" (Payne) Neeley-Saunders
Oct 17, 1905 - Sep 7, 1983

Myrtie Saunders

Myrtie Saunders, 77, of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Blooming Grove Funeral chapel with the Revs. Dave Fortner and Neal Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a son, Thurman E. Neeley of Fort Morgan, Colo.; a sister, Lissie Boyd of Blooming Grove; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Rodney Edward Schleichardt
Aug 25, 1957 - Oct 14, 1985

Rodney Schleichardt

Rodney Edward Schleichardt, 28, of Houston, died Monday in San Antonio of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sheffield Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in the Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Juanita Balin of Houston; a son, Robert L. Schleichardt of Missouri; a brother, Jimmy Schleichardt of Aquilla, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Terry Kunkler of Meridian, Mrs. Kitty Mooneyhan of San Antonio, Mrs. Debbie Wallin of Frisco and Wenda Schleichardt of Houston.

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Albert Melvin Saunders
May 13, 1893 - Aug 20, 1982

Albert M. Saunders

BLOOMING GROVE—Albert M. Saunders, 89, of Blooming Grove, died Friday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service will be Saturday, 4 p.m., at the Blooming Grove Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Blooming Grove. He was a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove.

Survivors are one son, Carroll Lee Saunders, of Blooming Grove; one brother, Euel Saunders, of Waxahachie; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Saunders, Richard Saunders, Doyle Saunders, Carl Barham, Glen Saunders and Gene Saunders.

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Jay Lamont Sewell, Sr.
Jun 6, 1886 - Aug 2, 1969

Jay L. Sewell

BLOOMING GROVE (Sp) –Jay L. Sewell, SR., 83, a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, died here Saturday afternoon. For many years he operated a grocery store, and was retired at the time of his death.

Funeral services will be held today at 5 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. The Rev. Melvin Hardin will officiate and interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Jay Sewell, Jr. of Midland and James C. Sewell of Corsicana; four grandchildren.

Sewell was the son of the late T. W. Sewell, a pioneer doctor who came to Blooming Grove from Georgia.

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Mable (Chism) Seaton
Sep 4, 1913 - Jul 24, 1996

Mable Seaton

Mable Seaton, 83, of Corsicana, died Ju8ly 24, 1996 at the Rembrandt Center.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery, with Bill Honea officiating. Services will be under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Seaton was born Sept. 4, 1913, in Nacogdoches County.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marceline Seaton of Corsicana; brother, Jack Chism of Tyler; sister, Myrtle Blaylock of Bullard; granddaughter and husband. Carol and Tommy Jenkins of Dawson; and granddaughter, Belinda Jenkins of Dawson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clarence Hazzell "Jack" Rohus
Sep 18, 1911 - Aug 24, 1995

Clarence Rohus

Clarence “Jack” Rohus, 83, of Houston, died Aug. 24, 1995, at Villa Rehab Nursing Home in Houston.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Rohus was born Sept. 18, 1911, in Wills Point.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Rohus of Whitney; his daughter, Zuelena Williams of Houston; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Walter Louis Lee
Sep 8, 1954 - May 28, 2013

Walter Louis "Sonny" Lee of Texarkana, Texas, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Sonny was a Christian and employed with the Texarkana Baptist Bookstore for over eight years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lillian Lee; brothers, Bob and Charles Lee, Jr.; and sisters, Pam Whatley, Wanda Davis and Shirley Fauller. He is survived by his brothers, Mike Lee & wife Jan of Scurry, Texas and Terry Lee of Texarkana, Texas; sisters, Phyllis Sparks of Tyler, Texas and Linda Camp & husband Jim of San Marcos, Texas; twin sister, Sandi & husband J.R. Howell of Texarkana, Texas and Bonnie Lee of Texarkana, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Christian Center, 13505 Josey Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Friday in Frost Cemetery, Frost, Texas.
 

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Esther Mae (Green) Dukeminier
Oct 26, 1909 - May 26, 2013

Esther Mae Dukeminier, age 103, of Seminole passed away Sunday, May 26,
2013 at the Memorial Healthcare Center in Seminole. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Shane Norcross officiating.

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Mrs. Esther Mae Dukeminier, age 103, of Seminole passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Memorial Healthcare Center in Seminole. She was born on October 26, 1909 in Corbet, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hobbs, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Dukeminier; an infant daughter; parents, Dave & Sarah Green; brothers, Woodrow, Ernest, Vernon and Virgil Green; sisters, Lila Neuman, Bertha Barnes, Estelle Green and an infant sister. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Menefee of Paris; grandson, Shawn Willaby and fiancé Suzan Lynch of Alamogordo, NM; granddaughters, Bunny Barron and husband Bill of Seminole and Dana McNeal and husband Jason of Washaugal, WA; great grandchildren, Cole Barron of Lubbock, Dusty Barron of Seminole, Lauren Wray and Alexandra Wray of Washougal, WA; sister, Ruby Lee Smith of Corsicana; Nieces, Ronda Bryant and husband Keith of Tuttle, OK, Barbara Jones of Gainesville, Phyllis Davis, Bobbie Nell Leatherwood, and Sharon Whitworth all of Rice and Betty West of Houston, along with several other great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 2013 at the Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Shane Norcross officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Home Health & Hospice, 1004 Hobbs Hwy #103, Seminole, Texas 79360.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o John Henry Dukeminier - d/o Dave Green and Sarah Emma (Bates) Green

Harris Arthur Griggs
May 3, 1934 - May 26, 2013

Harris Arthur Griggs, 79, resident of Purdon, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 3, 1934 to Pearl Christene Greene Griggs in Pittsfield, Maine. He enjoyed woodworking and model cars. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Christene Griggs and sons-in-law, Ronnie Wayne Tally and Joe Glen Venable.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Sue Griggs; daughters, Connie Sue Tally and fiancee' John Tilley, Christene Rene Venable and Brenda Lee Lingle; son, Harris Arthur Griggs II and wife Paula; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Trinity Assembly of God with burial following at Post Oak Cemetery south of Malakoff. Pallbearers will be Billy Barham, Jerry White, Jeff White, James Wilson, Johnny Green, Joe Gordon and Thomas Miller. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Tilley and Harris Arthur Griggs II.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Assembly of God, 109 FM 2452, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edral R. "Ed" Fowler
Oct 29, 1922 - Apr 13, 2013

Corsicana — Edral R. “Ed” Fowler went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 13, 2013.

He was born in Corsicana on Oct. 29, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Fowler.

He lived most of his life in Corsicana and drove a cab in Corsicana for 15 years. He was always cheerful and always had a song to sing. In 1963 he and two fellow Christians cut a gospel record at the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, N.M., backed by the Fireballs.

He was also an avid fisherman and loved running trotlines in the lakes around the area. He pulled a lot of fish out of those waters and would sometimes stay for days on the lakes. He had many stories about that but not once did you ever hear of the one that got away! He most always got them!

He was preceded in death by a young son, Daniel Fowler; his parents ; and two sisters and three brothers, all of Corsicana.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Boyett of Fort Worth and Travis Fowler of Corsicana; and one daughter, Patricia Ann Lebow of Clovis, N.M. He is also survived by two grandsons, three granddaughters and one great-grandson; along with many nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be missed by all.

Memorial services are planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Calvary Worship Center, 1364 North Beaton Street, Corsicana, with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Donald Lewis
Nov 28, 1924 - June 4, 2013

Mr. Donald Lewis, 88, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his residence in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at St. Elmo Cemetery in St. Elmo. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mr. Donald Lewis, age 88, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, June 4,
2013 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born on November 28, 1924 in the Winkler community to parents, William James and Mary Laura Lewis.
He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gordon and Arnold Lewis; sisters, Evelyn Lewis, Geraldine Metcalf, and Mozelle Carmichael; niece, Joyce Metcalf; nephew, Jimmy Metcalf.
He is survived by his wife, June Lewis of Corsicana; son, Donald Jeffery Lewis and Life partner Gorman Bentley of Claremont, CA; brothers, Mack Lewis and wife Alberta of Montgomery, AL and Bobby Lewis and wife Joan of Houston; sister-in-law, Oma Lewis of Corsicana, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at St. Elmo Cemetery in St. Elmo, Texas. Interment will follow in St. Elmo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the MPN Research Foundation, 180 N. Michigan Avenue; Suite 1870, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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Angel Rodriguez Lopez
Aug 28, 1984 - June 1, 2013

Angel Rodriguez Lopez, 28, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Dallas. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in the Chapel at Griffin–Roughton Funeral Home, with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with interment following at Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin–Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Angel Rodriguez Lopez, resident of Corsicana, passed away in Dallas on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the age of 28. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico on Tuesday, August 28, 1984 to Miguel Angel Lopez and Leticia Rodriguez Lopez. He was a self employed carpenter by trade.

He is survived by his parents Miguel and Leticia Rodriguez Lopez of Corsicana. His wife Marisol Hernandez and their children Josh Lopez, Angel Lopez Jr., Aline Lopez and Natalie Lopez all of Corsicana. His sisters Viney Lopez of Fort Worth, Janet Lopez of Corsicana, Karen Lopez of Corsicana and a brother Brandon Lopez of Corsicana and a number of other family members.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 - 7pm with a Rosary at 7pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Antonio Lieberman - Ormaza officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Dorothy Jean (Taylor) Wood
July 16, 1931 - June 1, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Taylor Wood, 81, of Dallas passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Talbert officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mrs. Dorothy Jean Wood, age 81, passed away June 1, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas surrounded by her daughter and grandchildren. cShe was born on July 16, 1931 to Spence Bryan Taylor and Cora Cornelia Hofford Taylor in Midlothian, Texas.

She married Charles Edward Wood on August 5, 1950 in Corsicana, TX. They packed up and headed for Dallas in 1955. As a couple they loved to travel, had a marriage full of love, and loved their daughter and grandchildren immensely. They were happily married for 49 years. Dorothy lost her soul mate, Charles, on January 7, 2000.

Dorothy was a member of the White Rock Church of Christ, the Book End Review Club and the WPS Widows’ group. She enjoyed playing bingo, square dancing with her husband, reading books, her morning walks with her dog, Rusty, spending time with her family, her breakfasts and playing games with friends. She was an elegant, precious lady who put everyone else before herself. She loved to make sure her family was eating well, so she frequently would cook and have them all over for lunch and dinner!   She was a truly amazing woman who will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. She will never be forgotten and will always be loved!! See you later MOM and our GIGI!

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her three babies, her parents and her brother in law Johnny Rhodes. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Janet Williams of Rockwall; grandson; Jason Bryan Williams and companion, Susan Clark of Rockwall; granddaughters; Summer Diane Morrow and husband, Aaron of Wylie, and Casey Michelle Williams and fiancé, Joshua Chaffin of Garland; Great-grandchildren; Hayley Michelle Williams, Sydney Denise Morrow, Cayden Joshua Chaffin, and Braylon Allen Chaffin. Dorothy is also survived by her sisters; JoAnn Rhodes and Roberta Brown and husband, James; niece; Leesa Ward and husband, Kyle, and nephews; Larry Holloway and wife, Cheryl and Garry Rhodes and wife, Pam. She survived by numerous in-laws as well.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Rev. Larry Talbert officiating. Pallbearers will be Aaron Morrow, Jason Williams, Joshua Chaffin, Garry Rhodes, Larry Holloway and Bryan Holloway.

Notes:

  • w/o Charles Edward Wood - d/o Spence Bryan Taylor and Cora Cornelia
    (Hofford) Taylor
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Myrtle Louise (Copeland) Snowden
Jan 19, 1918 - June 3, 2013

Myrtle Louise Snowden, of Corsicana, passed away at the Sterling House on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the age of 95.

She was born on Saturday, Jan. 19, 1918, in Ben Wheeler, to Joseph Copeland and Abigail Johnson Copeland. She was a loving mother and wife taking care of her family and home. She loved to sew and having flowers in her garden, visiting with friends at the retirement center and listening to music.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John B. Snowden; sisters, Lela Boyte, Lucile Brown and Lila Nugent; brothers, Bruce Copeland, R. B. Copeland and Truitt Copeland; and grandchildren, Billy Joe Snowden and Robin Nicole Collard.

Survivors include her daughter, Martha Collard and husband Anthony; and sons, Wayne Snowden and wife Shirley, and Gary Snowden and wife Linda; grandchildren, Michael Snowden and wife Tracy, Kelley King Schroeder and husband Alan, Patrick Snowden, Teresa Guerry and husband Allen, Christie Bell and husband Heath, Brandi Marett and husband Hoffman, Michael Carry Snowden and wife Brenda, and Veronica Davis and husband Chuck. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Chaplain Otis Conner officiating

Arrangements by Griffin–Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Evelyn C. Hopper
Mar 31, 1923 - May 21, 2013

Evelyn C. Hopper, 90, of Fort Worth, formerly of Corsicana, passed away May 21, 2013, in Arlington. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Submitted by Karen Rost

Miss Evelyn C. Hopper, age 90, of Fort Worth, formerly of Corsicana, passed away in Arlington, Texas on May 21, 2013. She was born on March 31, 1923 to Samuel and Ethel Hopper in Corsicana, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters; Bea Madry and Sammie Thomas and brother, George Steve Hopper.

She is survived by her nephew, Dan Slate and wife, Jennifer of Arlington, Texas; nieces Lynn Thomas of Dallas, Texas Sharon Ferrell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Vickey Wade and husband, Freddy of Pittsburg, Texas.

Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Mark Luera will be officiating.

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Josephine Agnes “Josie” (Turner) Holland
Feb 3, 1864 - Jun 22, 1932

Mrs. J. W. Holland Died Wednesday at Her Home In Rice

RICE, June 23.—Mrs. J. W. Holland, aged 69 years, native of Mississippi, died at her home here early Wednesday morning following an attack of acute indigestion and the funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Rice Methodist Church with interment in the Rice cemetery. She had been in ill health for a year.

Surviving are her husband and five daughters, Mrs. Claudis Starnes, Mrs. Frank Matthews, Mrs. Ernest Watson and Misses Clyde and Ila Holland, all of Rice.

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Levina Myrtle (Byrd) Clark
Dec 7, 1892 - Sep 16, 1932

Rice News.

Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Clark, age 39, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon following an operation, were held here Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Geo. Henry, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, J. C. Clark, one daughter, Mrs. Marletta Valentine and son, Carter Clark. Interment was in the Rice cemetery.

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Funeral at Rice For Mrs. J. C. Clark
Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Clark, age 40 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon at 6 o’clock, were held from the Baptist church at Rice Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.
Surviving are her husband and two children.

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Randall Clark Dukeminier
Sep 03, 1909 - Jan 30 1976

R. C. Dukeminier

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rice Cemetery for Randell Clark Dukeminier, 66, resident of Houston and native of Rice, who died Friday in Houston. The Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ida May Dukeminier of Houston; a son, Randell Allen Dukeminier of Houston; a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Houston.

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Jimmie Eula (Gallemore) Dukeminier
Jan 1, 1886 - Nov 25, 1951

Mrs. Dukeminier Services Monday

Mrs. Eula Dukeminier, 65, died at the family home in Rice Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist church in Rice with burial in the Rice cemetery.

The services were conducted by the Rev. W. H. Day of Grapevine, former Baptist minister of Rice, and Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, J. C. Dukeminier , foreman of the Fortson Ranch, Rice; a son Randell C. Dukeminier, Houston; a grandson, Randell Allen Dukeminier, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Gallemore, Rice; three half-brothers, Edwin Gallemore, High Gallemore, Fort Worth, and Sloan Gallemore, Wichita Falls; a step-sister, Mrs. Jim Hays, Rice, and a number of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Sherman A. Miles, Joe B. Fortson, Jr., James E. Fortson, Clarence Mahaley, J. T. Allen and Kestler Bradley.

McCammon directed.

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John Clarke Dukeminier
Sep 18, 1872 - Sep 13, 1954

J. C. Dukeminier Dies In Houston

James C. Dukeminier, 81, former superintendent of the Fortson ranch properties in the Rice area, died early Monday evening in Houston.

Funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church in Rice Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Day, Grapevine Baptist minister, formerly pastor of the Rice church.

Surviving are a son, Randell C. Dukeminier, and a grandson, John Allen Dukeminier, both of Houston and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Dukeminier made his home at Rice for many years until going to Houston to reside.

Pallabearers will be Clarence Mahaley, Joe B. Fortson, James Edwin Fortson, John L. Greer, J. D. Greer, Sherman Miles, Aaron Montgomery.

McCammon will direct.

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Sureletta Dukeminier
Apr 28, 1942 - May 10, 1942

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dukeminier of Rice, at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 29, 1942 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Sureletta Dukeminier Buried Rice Monday

Funeral services for Sureletta Dukeminier, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Dukeminier of Rice were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home in Rice. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the Rice Baptist church.

The child died at the P. and S. hospital Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Green, Rice.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Willie Emma (Hays) Irwin
Dec 4, 1886 - Oct 7, 1963

Mrs. R. T. Irwin Services Held

Graveside service for Mrs. R. T. Irwin who died in Bay City Monday morning were held at the Rice cemetery Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Mrs. Irwin formerly lived in Navarro county.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. A. McLendon and Miss Roberta Irwin, and a son, Tull Irwin, all of Bay City; a sister, Mrs. Dan Boyer, Corsicana; two brothers, W. H. Hays, Dallas, and G. H. Hays, Bay City, and other relatives.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Laura Beulah (Long) Russell
Jul 30, 1871 - Dec 9, 1934

Rice.

RICE, Dec. 13.—(Spl.)—Mrs. T. A. Russell, aged 63, died Sunday morning at an early hour after a lingering illness. Funeral services were at the residence Monday afternoon at 2:30 and conducted by Rev. Geo. Henry. Surviving are her husband, T. A. Russell, four children, Willie Russell and Mrs. Truman Hoag of Rice, and Mrs. Morris Hall of Lubbock, and Argrie Russell of New Jersey. Interment was in the Rice cemetery under the direction of W. F. Hodge, local undertaker. A number of out-of-town relatives, from Dallas, Forney and Greenville, attended the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, December 14, 1934
  • w/o Thomas Allen “Bob” Russell married Jan. 14, 1894 d/o Benton William Long and Mary Frances (Ledbetter) Long
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Woodrow Stringer
Jul 1917 - Jan 22, 1918

RICE.

(From the Rustler)
The little six-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stringer died at an early hour Tuesday morning and was buried in the Rice cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

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Walter Sparks
Jul 22, 1903 - Jan 21, 1918

RICE.

(From the Rustler)
Walter Sparks, 14 years old, and the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Sparks, died at the family home Sunday night at 11:15 o’clock after an illness of seven days with pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the family home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Revs. Howard and Key, interment taking place at Rice cemetery.

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Mary Ann (Rollins) Sparks
Sep 17, 1885 - Sep 26, 1957

Friday Services For Mrs. Sparks

Funeral services for Mrs. John Sparks, 72, of Rice, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Rice.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Hugh Sloan Sparks, Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Werdna Hill, Fort Worth, and 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W. B. Ribble, Harvey Ribble, J. D. Aston, Mancel Hill, Frank Herrin and Billy Valentine.

Corley directed.

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Icy Fountain (Williams) Walker
Jul 08, 1837 - Jun 28, 1909

Died in Rice.

Mrs. German Walker, aged 70 years, wife of Esquire German Walker of Rice, died at the family home there last night after a lingering illness and the remains were interred there this afternoon at 4:30. Deceased is survived by her husband and several children, Namely Mrs. T. R. Harwell of Mildred; Ethel B. Walker of Corsicana; MRs. Dave Loop and Miss Sallie Walker of Rice, and two sons in Mississippi.

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William Luther Bell
Jun 9, 1882 - Nov 18, 1917

Rice.
(From the Rustler)
William Luther Bell died at his home at Pitsburg, Oklahoma, Sunday morning as a result of burns he received in an explosion in a mine there several weeks ago. Deceased was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bell of this place, and was reared in the Rice country, where he resided until early manhood when he moved to Oklahoma, where he married sixteen years ago. He is survived by a wife, a son 14 and a daughter 10 years of age, a father and mother, seven brothers and two sisters. The body was shipped here for interment arriving Monday on the Hustler, and was carried to the home of his brother, Fisher Bell, who had been with him for the past week and who was with him when death came. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. R. W. Nation. Interment taking place at Rice cemetery at 4 o’clock. The floral offering was large and beautiful and expressed the high esteem in which deceased was held by the people of Rice. The brothers of deceased acted as pallbearers.

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Andrew Jackson Merrell
Dec 02, 1874 - Apr 26, 1949

A. J. Merrell Is Buried Thursday Rice Cemetery

Funeral services for A. J. Merrell, 74, who died at Rice Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon from the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Harry Waiz, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Rice, four sons, Roy Merrell, Naples; Aubrey Merrell, Bakersfield, Calif.; Howard Merrell, Oxnard, Calif.; and Robert Merrell, Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Sloan Wear, Rice, and Mrs. Richard Stevens, Dallas; four brothers, three sisters and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W. C. Mahaley, J. K. Bradley, Richard Stevens, Sloan Wear, J. N. Wear and Herman Wear.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Edwin G. Goodwyn
Feb 26, 1872 - Jan 30, 1949

Services Monday For E. G. Goodwyn

Funeral rites for E. G. Goodwyn, 77, who died Sunday were held Monday at 3 o’clock from the family home. Burial was in Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. E. Calhoun, Rev. Harry Waltz and Rev. Morris Roberts.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; two sons, F. W. and G. C. Goodwyn, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Redden, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. A. Harrison, Dallas, and a number of grandchildren.

McCammon-Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 1, 1949
  • h/o Mary Frances “Fannie” (South) Goodwyn married Nov. 20, 1898 s/o C. K. Goodwyn and Fannie (Henry) Goodwyn
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Richard Clyde Rhodes
Jun 05, 1917 - Feb 11, 1949

Richard Rhodes Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for Richard Clyde Rhodes, 31, formerly of Rice, who died Sunday in Houston, were held Monday afternoon in Houston. Burial was in the Rice cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; mother, Mrs. Floyd Shoemaker, Roscoe, Calif.; a sister, three brothers, a half-brother, a step-brother and a step-sister.

McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements here.

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Mabell (Langham) Bell-Richmond
Sep 28, 1886 - Mar 15, 1949

Mrs. Richmond Dies On Tuesday; Rites Thursday

Mrs. George B. Richmond, aged 61 years, died in Port Arthur Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Rice Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Harry Waalz, Methodist minister.

Surviving are her husband of Port Arthur; a son, Marion Bell, Carlsbad, N. M.; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Shugart, Rice, and Mrs. Charles Vanra, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Edmondson, Rice, and step-mother, Mrs. R. M. Langham, Rice.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. Richmond Rites Thursday At Rice Church

Funeral services for Mrs. George B. Richmond, aged 61 years, former resident of Rice, who died in Port Arthur Tuesday, were held from the Rice Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Harry Waalz, Methodist minister.

Surviving are her husband of Port Arthur; a son, Marion Bell, Carlsbad, N. M.; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Sugart, Rice, and Mrs. Charles Vanra, Ennis; and a step-mother, Mrs. R. M. Langham, Rice.

Pallbearers were D. F. Bell, J. Lee Bell, H. S. Bell, S. C. Bell, C. O. Barrington and W. F. Hodge.

Honorary pallbearers were A. C. Hervey and W. C. McDowell.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” (Eady) Dillard
Jan 25, 1851 - May 9, 1918

Buried Yesterday.

The funeral of Mrs. S. L. Dillard, who died near Rice Thursday night, was largely attended at the Rice cemetery yesterday afternoon, where interment took place. Rev. Pat Leach of Chatfield officiated. The deceased is survived by seven grown children, two daughters and five sons, as well as her husband and three brothers. J. W. Eady of Eureka is one of the brothers, and the others live at Whitney, Hill county, and in Oklahoma. The deceased had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 11, 1918
  • w/o Seborn Lumkin Dillard buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas d/o John Eady and Roxana (Lewis) Eady
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Helen Margarette Thompson
Nov 8, 1915 - May 2, 1918

RICE.
(From the Rustler.)
The little two-month-old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thompson, who live east of town on Fortson’s ranch died Wednesday morning. Interment took place in Rice cemetery Thursday morning.

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Thomas Howard Wear
Feb 14, 1871 - Dec 01, 1948

THOMAS H. WEAR RITES ARE HELD AT RICE CHURCH

Funeral services for Thomas Howard Wear, aged 77 years, who died at his home in Rice Wednesday noon, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Rice Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Day, Grapevine Baptist minister, formerly of Rice, assisted by Rev. Henry Walz, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; four sons, G. H. Wear, J. N. Wear and Sloan Wear, all of Rice, and J. H. Wear, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Creager and Miss Mary Wear, both of Dallas; a brother, O. L. Wear, Snyder, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stockton, Mt. Hope, Ala., and Mrs. William Biddle, Haleyville, Ala.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Joe Bradley, A. R. Jackson, Rush Green, John Bowden, T. D .Queen, W. C. Mahaley, A. C. Hervey, and Virgil McDowell.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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William Green “Billy” Pollan
Nov 17, 1894 - Jan 17, 1919

Died Last Night at Rice

William Pollan, aged twenty-two years, died at Rice last night of influenza and pneumonia and the remains were interred there this afternoon. Deceased was the son of Mrs. Mary Pollan, and he is survived by numerous relatives about Rice.

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Ellen Jane Carter
Jul 27, 1919 - Nov 4, 1919

Lost Their Infant Daughter

The 3-months old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Carter died at the family home in Rice yesterday and the remains were interred there this afternoon at 2:30.

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Mary Frances “Fannie” (South) Goodwyn
Sep 21, 1877 - Sep 06, 1962

Mrs. Goodwyn Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. E. G. Goodwyn, 85, who died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Rice.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry and Rev. Pat Smith. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

A Rice resident for 55 years, Mrs. Goodwyn had made her home in Corsicana the past two years.

Surviving are two sons, Frank W. and George Goodwyn, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Redden, Corsicana; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Bowden, Tommy Ross, Charles Murphy, Ernest Cummins, J. C. Park and James Lloyd Hall.

McCammon directed.

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Mary Frances (Brock) Dyer
Jun 27, 1892 - Oct 30, 1987

Mary Frances Dyer

Mary Frances Dyer, 95, of Beaumont died Friday. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home.

The Rev. Randall McCollum will officiate with burial in the Rice cemetery.

Mrs. Dyer was a native of Georgia and a former resident of Rice. Her husband, Jessie G. Dyer, preceded her in death on March 29, 1970.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Frances Cox of Beaumont; one grandson, Michael Arville Cox of Rice; and one granddaughter, Kay Cox Masterson of Dallas.

Pallbearers are J. T. Allen, J. C. Barton, A. C. Milne, A. W. Cox, Charles Murphy, Jim Fortson, Jim Allen and Bill Ribble.

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Jessie George Dyer
Oct 12, 1893 - Mar 29, 1970

Dyer Service

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Jesse G. Dyer of Rice, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. The Rev. Randall McCollum officiated, and interment was in Rice cemetery.

Dyer, 76, was a native of Kerens, a World War 1 veteran and a retired farmer, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rice.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, two grandchildren, four sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 31, 1970
  • h/o Mary Frances (Brock) Dyer married Sep. 28, 1919; s/o Joe Shelby Dyer and Isabelle “Bell” (McCall) Dyer
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

 

J. G. Dyer Dies Sunday

Jesse G. Dyer, 76, of Rice, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. A World War 1 veteran and retired farmer, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rice. He was a native of Kerens.

He is survived by his wife of Rice; daughter, Mrs. A. L. Cox of Beaumont; a grandson, Michael Cox of Beaumont; a granddaughter, Mrs. T. C. Masterson of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. G. C. Otto of Houston, Mrs. C. C. Brodnax of Longview, Mrs. A. M. Sims of Bristol and Mrs. D. C. Starr of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Randall McCollum officiating. Interment will be in Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include J. T. Allen, Herman Wear, Orrin Gilbert, John Bowden, Ernest Cummins and John Spencer.

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Nugent Buckner Hobbs
Jul 2, 1917 - Oct 21, 1917

Two Deaths at Rice.
Mrs. Brooks Lindsey died at Rice yesterday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Holland and the remains were interred there today. The deceased was twenty-two years of age and is survived by her husband and parents.  The two months old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hobbs died at Rice last night and the funeral took place there this afternoon.

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Elesa (Holland) Lindsey
Dec 1894 - Oct 21, 1917

Two Deaths at Rice.
Mrs. Brooks Lindsey died at Rice yesterday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Holland and the remains were interred there today. The deceased was twenty-two years of age and is survived by her husband and parents..
The two months old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hobbs died at Rice last night and the funeral took place there this afternoon.

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Virjanett (unk) McDowell
Dec 29, 1836 - Feb 22, 1919

Venerable Lady Dead

Mrs. Virjenette McDowell, aged eighty two years died at the home of her son-in-law, J. R. Collins at Emhouse Saturday, and the remains were interred at Rice yesterday. The funeral took place from the First Methodist church at Rice, conducted by Revs. H. B. Landrum of Emhouse, R. A. Walker of Rice and Dr. Colly of Cleburne, and a large attendance witnessed the last sad rites. The deceased leaves three children, Mrs. J. R. Collins of Emhouse, Mrs. C. R. Caldwell of Roxton and Tom McDowell of Alma, and a number of grandchildren.

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Farry Valera Smith
May 14, 1902 - Nov 1, 1919

Miss Farry Valera Smith, the 17 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith of east of town, died Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks. Interment took place at Rice cemetery Sunday afternoon. Rev. W. J. Lackey conducting the funeral service.

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Walter Samuel Ashwood
Jan 24, 1919 - July 06, 1920

RICE NEWS
(The Rice Rustler.)

Lost Their Baby

Little Walter Samuel Ashwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ashwood, died at the home of his parents, north of Rice, last Sunday and was buried Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Rice cemetery. The broken-hearted parents have the sincerest sympathy of their friends.

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Milton Harrell White
Feb 19, 1919 - Mar 3, 1920

RICE NEWS.
(The Rice Rustler)

Their Baby Dead

The one-year-old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce White of near town died Wednesday night about 9 o’clock following an attack of pneumonia.

Funeral was held at the home at 3:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Walker officiating. Interment took place at Rice cemetery.

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Sam McCormick
abt 1846 - Mar 2, 1920

RICE NEWS.
(The Rice Rustler)

Buried Here Wednesday

Sam McCormick of Ennis, aged 74 years, was buried at the Rice cemetery Wednesday afternoon, the Rice Masons having charge of the services. Mr. McCormick died Tuesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Clopton. He had been in Ennis about 5 years, coming there from Utah.

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George Washington Pollan Jr.
Jan 10, 1866 - Jan 16, 1922

Died Monday Evening.

George Washington Pollan died Monday evening, January 16th, at 8:30 o’clock at his home in Rice at the age of 56 years and 6 days. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. S. P. Nevill. Interment followed at Rice Cemetery.

For the last four weeks Mr. Pollan has been sick. His health had not been good for the last year, yet he was able to be up until his last illness.

In the death of George Pollan Rice loses one of its most substantial citizens. A great throng of people attested their esteem and respect for him by attendance at the funeral and burial service. The impressive tribute paid by Rev. Mr. Nevill was deserved, for Mr. Pollan was recognized as a high class citizen in every sense of the term. At the grave there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Mary Ann (Lamb) Pollan
May 11, 1859 - Oct 21, 1922

Died Saturday Morning.

Mrs. Mary Ann Pollan, aged 63 years, died at her home in Rice Saturday morning at 11:15 o’clock, after a lingering illness of several weeks.

For the past several years her health had been failing, but her condition was not considered serious until a few weeks ago, since which time she had been confined to her bed. Symbolical of the life she had lived death came quietly and her spirit peacefully departed this life.

Mary Ann Lamb was born in Webster county, Mississippi, on May 11, 1859, and in 1892 she was married to William D. Pollan. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive her. After the death of her husband twenty-three years ago. Mrs. Pollan moved from Mississippi with her small children to Leon county, texas, where she lived for a few years, then moving to Dublin. Nine years ago Mrs. Pollan moved to Rice and had lived here since. At the death of her husband, Mrs. Pollan was left with the responsibility of rearing and providing for four small children. This she did well, taking hardships and suffering of life uncomplainingly and without a trace of resentment for the reverses she received, and through it all she clung to her faith in God with the spirit that is typical only of the true believer.

Mrs. Pollan united with the Methodist church at the age of sixteen years, and was ever faithful to that faith. She is survived by three children, Floyd Pollan and Clifford Pollan, of Rice, and Miss Mary Emma Pollan of Dallas; two step-daughters, three sisters, and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. S. P. Nevill, her pastor, who in a touching manner, paid a beautiful tribute to the life of this good woman. Interment took place at Rice Cemetery, the body being laid in its last resting place amidst a large and beautiful floral offering.

The active pall bearers were: A. H. Coulter, J. M. Bradley, N. J. Hawkins, J. W. Holland, H. C. Noel and G. B. Simpson.

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John Spencer Scott
Jul 21, 1842 - Nov 3, 1922

Rice Citizen Dead.

J. S. Scott, 81 years of age, and for many years a farmer near Rice, died at his home yesterday and the remains were interred in the Rice Cemetery this afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. Ward Swofford, Mrs. Scott Sessions, T. A. Scott and James Scott.

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Lela Belle (Darby) Spencer
Mar 22, 1896 - Jun 26, 1922

Mrs. John Spencer Died Monday

Mrs. Lela Bella Spencer wife of John Spencer, died Monday night at 11 o’clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Fanie Darby of this city at the age of 26 years, 6 months and 4 days. The funeral services were held Tuesday at 4 o’clock in the evening at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. S. P. Nevill, followed by interment at the Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Lela Belle Spencer (nee Darby) was born March 22, 1896. She became a member of the Church of Christ in August 1915. she was married to John Spencer May 8, 1920. To them were born a baby boy, now four weeks old. Beside the baby and her husband she is survived by her mother, two brothers, W. J. Darby of Mansfield, La., and T. L. Darby of Rice and a sister, Fannie Darby of Rice and a host of other relatives and friends.

The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of all in their great sorrow.

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Ruby (Hall) Spencer
Apr 21, 1897 - Nov 6, 1945

MRS. JOHN SPENCER FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD IN RICE

Funeral services for Mrs. John D. Spencer, aged 48 years, who died Tuesday at her home in Rice were held from the Methodist church in Rice Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, pastor of the First Christian church in Corsicana, Rev. W. E. Nunn, Rice Baptist minister, and Rev. N. W. Bledsoe, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, a step-son, John Darby Spencer, Houston; step-daughter, Lera Jean Spencer; Houston; father, J. S. Hall, Rice; four brothers, L. R. Hall, Rice; C. R. Hall, Malakoff; and W. R. and Lonnie Hall both of Houston; a sister, Mrs. M. V. Fitzgerald, Rice, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were M. S. Miles, Henry Swafford, Clarence Mahaley, J. K. Bradley, L. W. Brewer and Ernest Cummins.

McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Annie D. (Overhiser) Cox
Mar 23, 1869 - Apr 15, 1922

RICE NEWS
(The Rice Rustler)

Mrs. Annie D. Cox Buried at Rice

The body of Mrs. Annie D. Cox arrived in Rice Monday and was taken to the Methodist church where services were held by Rev. J. E. Johnson of Dallas. Interment followed at Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Cox died in Dallas Saturday at 2809 Ross Avenue. The news of her death was learned with regret by former friends of Rice.

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