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Georgia Anna (McAfee) Johnson
Feb 21, 1892 - Nov 16, 1971

MRS. JOHNSON, EMMETT NATIVE DIES NOV 12

Mrs. Georgia (McAfee) Johnson, native of Emmett and long time resident of Graham, died Tuesday, November 16, in a Graham hospital. Funeral and interment were held Wednesday, November 17, in Graham.

Mrs. Johnson had been in ill health several years and had been confined to her room for some time. She was one of eleven children of the prominent McAfee family whose residence was in the Emmett community for many years. She left Emmett in 1913.

She is survived by two daughters and other relatives, including a sister, Mrs. A.A. Fagala of Blg Grove and a brother, Rufus McAfee of Hillsboro. Mrs. Fagala could not attend the funeral because of ill health.

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Bobbie Jean (McClure) Green
Dec 26, 1929 - May 2, 2008

Bobbie Jean (McClure) Green

Bobbie Jean (McClure) Green, age 78, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2008. Bobbie was born on Dec. 26, 1929 in Frost to Joe and Myrtle McClure. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, staunch Frost Polar Bear supporter and faithful member of Frost United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marion Roy Green; son, Ricky Lynn Green; and two brothers, J. W. and Joe Elton McClure.

Bobbie is survived by her son, Roy Green and wife Maria of Fayetteville, Texas; two grandchildren, Benjamin Roy Green of Atlanta, Ga. and Sally Jane Green of Abilene; sisters, Dorothy Garvin and husband Earl of Lancaster, Katie Walters and husband Ivan of Blooming Grove, Lillian Ann Thomas and husband Bill of Blooming Grove, and Callie Harris and husband Charles of Frost; and brother, Walter McClure and wife Pat of Frost.

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

Her funeral service will be Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Frost United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in the Frost Cemetery. Rev. Nancy Schusler and Leah Hidde-Gregory will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marim and Bobbie Green Memorial Scholarship or to the United Methodist Church, Frost.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Floyd Bell
Jul 29, 1946 - Apr 28, 2008

James Bell passed away April 28, 2008, in Temple. He was 61. Mr. Bell was born July 29, 1946, in Corsicana and attended Eureka schools. He graduated from Mildred High School. On April 19, 1996, he married Joyce Poteet and they lived in Corsicana and then in Mildred. He served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam from August 1964 to August 1968. He was a supervisor for Guardian Glass for 12 years, and worked as an assembler at Jeld-Wen Windows for 10 years. He was a member of Mildred Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Bell of Mildred; two sons, Steve Bell of Corsicana and Jim Bell of Austin; two daughters, Tina Fountain of Corsicana and Liza Arnett of Corsicana; three stepdaughters, Lori Everett of Brock, Tammy Hoover of Mildred and Michelle Goben of Cannon Lake; one sister, Mary Stine of Waco; his mother, Lucy C. Bell of Corsicana; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Reynolds Bell. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Maurice Haynes
Sep 8, 1934 - Apr 23, 2008

Maurice Haynes, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., with Elder Vernon Jessie officiating and Pastor Alfred Cox Jr. as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Keith Hornbuckle, Rodney Knox Jr., Quinn Cook, Alex Davis, Chris Spence and Thomas Clelland. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Haynes was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Winkler. He was a faithful member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, and a member of the Mount Olive Mass Choir and Male Chorus. He retired from Corsicana Housing Authority after 29 years of employment. He also worked for Auto Zone for three years. Maurice enjoyed playing dominoes and talking with everyone he met. Survivors include his wife, Willie Verne Haynes of Corsicana; sons, Derrell Haynes and wife Digna of Killeen, Glen Dale Haynes and wife Quin of Waco, and Maurice Baldwin of Dallas; daughters, LaJuana Taylor (Edward), LaCresia Knox (Kevin), LaTonia Walker (Maurice), and LaNora Nolen, all of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Carraway of Las Vegas, Nev., Earnestine Portis, Lois Haynes and Barbara Brackens, all of Dallas; brother, Aaron Haynes Jr. of San Bernardino, Calif.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Zelmer and Eddie Mae Knox of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Leola Haynes; first wife, Mary Haynes; and two sisters, Emma Haynes and Willie Mae Clay. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Rossie Lee (Jones) Roundtree
Jan 14, 1918 - Apr 25, 2008

Rossie Lee Jones Roundtree, 90, of Madisonville passed away Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Madisonville Care Center in Madisonville. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary; and Friday 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Free Pentecostal House of Prayer in Madisonville. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Free Pentecostal House of Prayer in Madisonville. Interment will follow at Two-Mile Cemetery in Leona. Mrs. Roundtree was born the ninth of nine children to the union of Walter and Anna Jones (preceded her death) in Leona, Texas on Jan. 14, 1918. All of her sisters and brothers preceded her in death. She was married to Napoleon Polk (who preceded her in death). To this union was born four children; Lenora (preceded her in death in 1973), son Johnnie (preceded her in death in 1998), Mary Lee, and Napoleon Jr. Years later she was wed to Jethro Roundtree (who preceded her in death). Rossie accepted Christ as her personal savior at a very young age and attended Two-Mile Methodist Church as well as received her formal education in Lenora, Texas. After relocating to Madisonville, she united with the Free Pentecostal House of Prayer where she served as “Mother” of the church. She was also instrumental in giving needed funds and helping to raise funds for the construction of the church. Rossie remained a faithful and dedicated member until her health began to fail. The old adage that goes “to know her was to love her” rings true of Rossie. She will truly be missed, but God in His infinite wisdom knew that she had fought a good fight, finished her course, and like a good father does at the end of the day, He calls one home from labor to reward. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: son, Napoleon Polk and daughter, Mary Lee Proctor, both of Madisonville; 15 grandsons; seven grandsons whom she raised as her own after the death of Lenora; and three granddaughters. Honorable mention includes her only great-granddaughter, Brittany C. Robinson and nephew, Elbert Turner, who cared for her in her last years; other great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Tiny Woods, Huntsville Home Care; Texas Home Health Care and Hospice-Brazos Valley for the care that they rendered to her. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jessie Juanita (Mitcham) Gorman-Stalter
Nov 26, 1917 - Apr 30, 2008

Juanita Gorman Stalter, 90, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Corsicana to W.F. and Jessie Eunice Reagan Mitcham. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Steve Orbison officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Betty Gorman of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Winona and Tom Childress of Whitney; daughter, Vicky Barnes of Mesquite; sister, Anna Bell Williams of Athens; sister-in-law, Mickie Mitcham of Corsicana; six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Cecil Griffith
Jul 10, 1922 - Apr 28, 2008

Cecil Griffith, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 28, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born July 10, 1922, in Chatfield to Chester Arthur and Dorothy Layton Griffith. He served in the U.S. Army, was a deacon at Westside Baptist Church for many years, and owned the Texaco service station at Seventh and Highway 31.Services are 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney and Brother Bill Honea officiating and interment to follow at Rice Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Johnson, Lawrence Demoss, Eugene DeChaume, Gaylon Blackman, Coleman Chew and Tommy Oliphant. Honorary pallbearer will be Glenn Albritton. Mr. Griffith is survived by his wife, Marie Griffith of Corsicana; brother, James Griffith of Rice; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Paul Guillen
Apr 2, 1932 - Apr 28, 2008

Paul Guillen
Paul Guillen, 76, of Temple died Monday, April 28, 2008, at a Temple hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Guillen will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Temple with the Rev. Tom Chamberlain officiating. Interment will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. today at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Temple. Mr. Guillen was born April 2, 1932, in Corsicana to the late Felipe and Amalia Martinez Guillen. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict in the 7th Infantry Combat Division and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a golf pro, a member of the Pan American Golf Association in Temple, and retired from Temple College Golf Course after 22 years of service. Mr. Guillen was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Veda Guillen on Sept. 11, 1987, three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his sons, Roland Guillen of Temple, Larry Guillen of Phoenix, Ariz., and Gill “Bo” Guillen of Temple; daughter, Diane Guillen Starnes of Austin; one sister, Dominga Martinez of Lorena; three brothers, John Guillen of Temple, Lee Guillen of Corsicana and Fred Guillen of Temple; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Temple.

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Crissandra (Jones) Lee
Jun 25, 1967 - Feb 14, 1986

Crissandra Jones Lee was born June 25, 1967 in Corsicana, Tx. to the parentage of
Rev. Clem and Mattie Pearl Jones.

She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church were she served as a faithful musician until her death.

She received her Education with the Corsicana ISD and Navarro College. She was a 1985 Graduate of Corsicana High School.

She went home to be with the Lord on February 14,1986.

Suvivors includes her husband; Edward Lee, daughter; Crissy Lee, Parents; Rev. Clem
and Mattie Jones, sister; Pamela Ingrahm, brother; John Ingrahm, A best friend;
Angela Ellison, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Newspaper: Corsicana Daily Sun
Ross and Johnson Funeral Home
Service held February 18,1986 1:00 pm
First Baptist Church
Corsicana, Tx
107 W Collin
Woodland Cemetery

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  • Submitted by Angela Davis

John Milton "Jack" Thomas
Jun 18, 1870 - Jul 9, 1948

John M. Thomas, 78, Succumbs at Purdon

CORSICANA, Texas. July 11. - John Milton Thomas, 78, died of a heart attack at his
home in Purdon.

Funeral services were held from the Purdon Methodist Church. Burial was in the
Younger Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. C.A. Steele, Richland, and Mrs. G.A.
Slaughter, Purdon; five sons, Clarence Thomas, Grady Thomas and Walton Thomas, all of Purdon; Milton Thomas, Frost, and Irba Thomas, Corsicana; nineteen grandchildren,
five great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

July 12, 1948

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Jewel (Lockhart) Poarch
Apr 17, 1918 - May 6, 2008
 
Jewel Poarch passed away May 6, 2008 at Twilight Home in Corsicana, TX. She was 90 years old. She was born April 17, 1918 to G. A. and Bertie Lockhart in Emhouse, TX. She was a Baptist and a member of Fundamental Baptist Church. She married W. L. “Bogie” Poarch April 18, 1932 and they were loving partners in life for 65 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Bogie Poarch, infant son Precious Boy Poarch, and older brother Arlee Lockhart. She is survived by daughters: Jan Herod of Kansas, Jane and her beloved son-in-law Frank Hignett of Corsicana, TX; Six grand children, twelve great grand children and four great, great grand children; Brother: Wendell and sister-in-law Marie Lockhart.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Black Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank Twilight Home and Family First Hospice for providing for her ease and comfort in her final days.
 


Retha Lee (Pogue) Meador
Nov 18, 1924 - May 5, 2008
 
Retha Lee Meador
Retha Lee Meador, resident of Italy and formerly of Frost, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2008 at the age of 83 in Waxahachie. Retha was born in Waxahachie on November 18, 1924 to Archie LeRoy Pogue and Allie Dora Hart Pogue.

She was preceded in death by her husband John L. Meador, parents, daughter Bernita Sage, and brothers Dave Pogue and Leonard Pogue. Survivors include her daughters: Retha Lyman and husband Bob of Frost, Sandra Orr of Aubrey, Allie Dowdle and husband Bryan of Frost, and Marla Niles and husband Tim of Corsicana. Grandchildren: John Lyman of Frost, Marla Faye Winters and husband Steve of Trinidad, Robin Orr of Aubrey, James Orr of Aubrey, Traci Sage of Arlington, Billy Meskimen and wife Mikah of Italy, Keith Dowdle and wife Erika of Frost, Marcus Meskimen of Frost, Kristi Dowdle of Frost, and Sydney Sage of Buffalo, Missouri. Great granddaughter: Kadee Dowdle of Frost. Sisters-in-law: Jimmie Dickson of San Angelo and Faye Watts and husband J.L. of Frost.

Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Lyman, Bryan Dowdle, Tim Niles, William Meskimen, John Lyman, James Orr, Billy Meskimen, Keith Dowdle, and Marcus Meskimen. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Winters and J.L. Watts

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James Ernest Swaney
James Ernest Swaney, 68 of Corsicana, passed away May 3, 2008 in Dallas. He was born April 10, 1940 in Denver Colorado to Guy H. and Pauline Elizabeth Bush Swaney.

Memorial service will be 2:00pm Tuesday May 6, 2008 at Northside Assembly of God
 


Frances Ann Couch
Feb 16, 1927 - Jul 24, 1953


Woman Dies After Shooting

Frances Ann Couch, 26, who accidentally shot herself in a friend's driveway Wednesday night, died at St. Paul's Hospital early Friday morning.

The victim was visiting a friend, Mrs. Sylvia Payne, 4820 Columbia and showed Mrs.
Payne a .32-caliber pistol she had recently bought. As she backed from the driveway,
Mrs. Payne heard a shot.

When Mrs. Payne rushed to the auto she found Miss Couch slumped over with a bullet would in the stomach.

Miss Couch, who lived at 2200 Rockcrest, is survived by her mother, Mrs. Lee Couch and a sister, Mrs. Lee Standfield, both of the Rockcrest address. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Frost, Navarro County, Texas.

July 25, 1953

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Frances Ann Couch

Rites At Frost For Miss Couch
FROST, July 25— (Spl.)— Funeral services for Miss Frances Ann Couch, 26, who accidentally shot herself in a friend's driveway Wednesday night in Dallas, were held from the Frost Baptist church Saturday at 10 a. m. Burial was in Frost cemetery. Miss Couch died in St. Paul's hospital Friday. The
rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church.

The victim was reported visiting a friend and showed her a .32 calibre pistol she had recently purchased. As she backed out of the driveway, a shot was heard and she was found slumped over with a bullet wound in her stomach.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Carrie Couch, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Lee Stanfield, both of Dallas, Miss Couch resided with an aunt, Mrs. Grace Blake, at Frost for several years and graduated from Frost High School.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Hooser, William Lane, Coleman Ponder, Jr., Jack Mimms, all of Frost, and Dr. Billie Johnson, Victoria, all classmates, and Arnold Armstrong, Corsicana, a former teacher.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Jefferson Griffith Way
Dec 24, 1834 - Sep 10, 1908

Minister Dies Suddenly

Corsicana, Tex., Sept. 11. - Rev. J. G. Way, a minister of the Protestant Methodist Church, died suddenly at his home yesterday near Frost. He had eaten breakfast and was sitting in a chair when the summons came.

Sept. 12, 1908

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX
  • Was once a sheriff and when in the line of duty he was compelled to hang a man, he resigned and later became a Methodist minister.
  • Obit has S. G. but should be J. G

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REV. J. G. WAY DEAD

Rev. J. G. Way of Frost, a minister of the Methodist Protestant Church and at one time manager of Frost and for a great many years resident of the county, died suddenly at his home in Frost last Thursday morning, just after having partaken of a hearty breakfast. Deceased had passed 80 years of age and was very much liked by all who knew him.

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  • Corsicana Democrat and Truth
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Nancy Byrd (Jones) Goodman
Aug 20, 1880 - Aug 25, 1958

Mrs. Nanny Byrd Goodman, 75, of 907 Grandview, a Dallas resident for more than 20
years, died Monday in a Dallas hospital after a stroke several weeks ago.

A native of Tennessee, she moved to Texas while still a young girl. She was the
widow of Charles A. Goodman.

She was a member of the St. John's Methodist Church and belonged to the Mount Auburn Chapter of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include three half-brothers, Marvin Jones, Hunter Jones and Grady Jones, all of Milan, Tenn.; two half sisters, Mrs. Janie Hicks of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Allie B. Coleman of Medina, Tenn., and four grandchildren. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Blanch Goodman, lives in New Mexico.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist Church of Frost, Navarro County. Burial will be in Frost.

Aug 26, 1958

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Charles Franklin House
Feb 11, 1833 - Aug 24, 1928

C.F. House Dies

CORSICANA, Texas. Aug. 25. - C.F. House, 95, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.O. Ellis, at Frost. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Frost Saturday with the Rev. Bryan Keathley conducting. Mr. House is survived by six children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Aug. 26, 1928

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Maude Weir Massie
Aug 30, 1872 - Nov 15, 1958

Mrs. Maude Weir Massie, 86, of 707 Dover, a resident of Dallas for 40 years, died Saturday morning in her home after a long illness.

A native of Milford, Ellis County, she was a member of the Oak Cliff Christian Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Bushnell of Dallas and Mrs. Joseph M. Ales of Buffalo, N.Y.; a son, Thomas B. Massie of Dallas, and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Lamar & Smith Funeral Chapel, 800 West Jefferson, with the Rev. Dean Harrison officiating. Burial will be at Frost, Navarro County.

Nov. 16, 1958

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Mrs. Massie Burial Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Massie, aged 86 years, former Frost resident, who died Saturday at her home in Dallas following a long illness, were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Lamar and Smith chapel. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery at 3 p.m. A native of Milford, Mrs. Massie was a member of the Church of Christ. She had resided in Dallas 40 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Bushnell, Dallas, and Mrs. Joseph M. Ales, Buffalo, N.Y.; a son, Thomas B. Massie, Dallas; a grandson; two nieces, Mrs. Maude Scott and Mrs. Iva Jones, both of Frost; a nephew, Roy Searcy, Frost, and other relatives.

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Alvah B. Griffith
May 2, 1883 - Aug 21, 1909

TEXAN DIES IN PORTO RICO

Was in Employ of Government Civil Engineering Department

Corsicana, Tex., Sept. 3. - Alva Griffith, aged 26 years, died in Porto Rico on Aug. 21. He was in the employ of the United States Civil Engineering Department at the time of his death. His remains will be shipped to Frost, where his father, Rev. Walter Griffith resides.

Sep 4, 1909

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Charlie Abner Sheppard
Apr 13, 1903 - Feb 24, 1974

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 pm for Charlie A. Sheppard, 70, at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.  Rev. Ronnie Chesser officiated with the Rev. Ken James assisting.  Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Bradley Funeral Home.

Mr. Sheppard died Sunday night at Memorial Hospital.  He was a native of Blooming Grove and a retired rancher and farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma Sheppard of Blooming Grove; one son, Don Sheppard of Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Edith McCune of Bakersfield, Calif. and Mrs. Barbara Ann Rickerson of Ft. Worth; two brothers, Gilmer Sheppard of Blooming Grove and Willie Sheppard of Kilgore; one sister, Mrs. Rose Dale of Blooming Grove; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Benny Hinkle, E. O. Barham, Miller Reid, Billy Hargrove, Bruce McCormick, and Donald McGraw.

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George Franklin Magee
Nov 27, 1887 - Apr 19, 1974

Funeral services were at 5 pm Saturday at Central Baptist Church for George F. Magee, 86, longtime resident of Blooming Grove who died Friday morning at memorial Hospital in Corsicana.  Rev. Ken James, pastor, officiated and burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements were with Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Effie Magee of Blooming Grove; a son, D'Wayne Magee of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Merle Gilliam of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Pool of Ennis, Mrs. Lucille Glenn of Edinburg and Mrs. Jewell Saunders of Blooming Grove.

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James Lester Willoughby
Oct 20, 1896 - May 7, 1974

Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for James Lester Willoughby, 77, who died Tuesday in Mel Haven Convalescent Home.

David Mahoney and J.C. Mahoney, Church of Christ ministers officiated with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include seven sons, three daughters, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Pallbearers were Sammy Saunders, Noble Downy, Sonny Barham, Curtis Slater, Clovis Haden and Hershel Barham.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - May 15, 1974
  • TXDI: Willoughby James L 05-07-1974 NAVARRO Male
  • View Obituary Clipping Part 1 | Part 2

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J. L. Willoughby

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for James Lester Willoughby, 77, who died Tuesday in Mel Haven Convalescent Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.

Survivors include seven sons, Leroy, Lewis and Willie Oliver Willoughby, all of Corsicana; Buddy Lee Willoughby and Alfred Willoughby of Dallas; and Woody and Bowden Lee Willoughby of California; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Thomas of Wills Point, Miss Lorena Willoughby of Dallas, and Mrs. Margaret Ann Barham of Blooming Grove; nine grand-children; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Fred Willoughby of Fort Worth.

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Lillie (Hollingsworth) Whitfield
Aug 19, 1885 - Dec 13, 1949

Mrs. C. J. Whitfield Dies

CORSICANA, Texas. Dec. 15 - Mrs. C.J. Whitfield, 63, of Raleigh, died in a hospital here Tuesday night. Funeral services were held in the Dresden Methodist Church Thursday.

Surviving are her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Annie Melton of Barry and Mrs. Flossie Selby of Frost, and a brother, Sam Hollingsworth of Waco.

Dec 16, 1949

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Raleigh Resident
Dies On Tuesday;
Rites Thursday
Mrs. C. J. Whitfield, aged 63 years, of Raleigh, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held from the Dresden Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery.  The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. L. McCollum.  Surviving are her husband, C. J. Whitfield, Raleigh; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Melton, Barry, and Mrs. Flossie Selby, Frost; a brother, Sam Hollingsworth, Waco, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Emmett Selby, Wayne Selby, Sam Melton, Harvey Hollingsworth, and Jim Hollingsworth.
Corley Funeral home will direct.

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Blanche Brim
Aug 12, 1886 - Mar 9, 1972

MISS BRIM'S FUNERAL AT DRESDEN

Miss Blanche Brim, 85, an early day resident of Dresden, died Thursday in Garland. She had lived in Dallas for many years. Funeral was Saturday with Rev. Paul Rone officiating and burial was in
Dresden Cemetery.

Her sister, Mrs. C.C. Allen of Dallas survives; also nieces, Mrs. Jean Furra of Dresden; Mrs. Norma Johnson of Houston; Mrs. H. V. Elkins of Littlefield; Mrs. Earl Andrews of Dallas and Mrs. Edna Anderson of Waco; nephews, W. A. and C. N. Haden of Dresden; J.H. Haden of Houston; Elbert Brim of Corsicana, Allen Brim of Sweetwater and Dewey Brim of Dallas.

Nephews were casket bearers.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - March 15, 1972

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Miss Brim

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home for Miss Blanche Brim, 85, resident of Dallas who died in Garland Thursday.

She was a native of Chatfield.  Rev. Paul Rone will officiate.  Interment will be in Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Tex.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. C.C. Allen of Dallas, five nieces, Mrs. Gene Surra of Dresden; Mrs. Morma Johnson of Houston; Mrs. H.V. Wikins of Littlefield; and Mrs. Earl Andrews of Dallas and Mrs. Edna Anderson of Waco, and six nephews, W. H. Haden, C. N. Haden both of Dresden; J. H. Haden of Houston, Elbert Brim of Corsicana, Allen Brim of Sweetwater, and Dewey Brim of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

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James Leslie Moore
Aug 18, 1926 - Jun 18, 1972

BURIAL FOR J. L. MOORE AT DRESDEN

James L. Moore died Sunday at his home on Route 1, Corsicana where he and his family had lived for the past seven years. The 45 year old native of Blooming Grove was a member of the Church of Christ.

Claude Parrish, pastor of Second Avenue Church of Christ officiated at the Corsicana rites and burial was in
Dresden Cemetery Monday afternoon.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Frances Moore, a son Larry, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry Fowler of Bremond; one grandchild; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Moore of Blooming Grove; grandmother, Mrs. Henrietta Moore of Dallas; brothers, Sidney Moore of Blooming Grove, Alvin Moore of Dallas, and Lewis Moore of Corsicana; sisters, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Duncanville, Mrs. Iva Price of Forreston, Mrs. Fay Steen of Greenville, Mrs. Margaret Jenkins of Kerens, Mrs. Frances Whitener of Wolfforth, and Mrs. Mollie Southard of Blooming Grove.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - June 21, 1972

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J. L. Moore

James L. Moore, 45, a dog trainer and resident of Corsicana Rte. 1 the past seven years died Sunday at his home. He was a native Blooming Grove and a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Claude Parrish, pastor of Second Avenue Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was to follow in the Dresden Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Moore, Corsicana; one son, Larry Moore, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry Fowler, Bremond; one grandchild; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Moore, Blooming Grove; his grandmother, Mrs. Hennie Moore, Dallas; three brothers, Sidney Moore, Blooming Grove; Alvin Moore, Dallas, and Lewis Moore, Corsicana; and six sisters, Mrs. Mary Johnson, Duncanville; Mrs. Iva Price, Forreston; Mrs. Fay Steen, Greenville; Mrs. Margaret Jenkins, Kerens; Mrs. Frances Whitener, Lubbock, and Mrs. Mollie Southard, Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were to be Billy Joe McCann, Blair Beamon, Sammy Ward, David Porter, J. W. Christie and Charlie Stewart.

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James Jerry Sykes
Aug. 21, 1940 - June 13, 1972

FUNERAL FOR JERRY SYKES THURSDAY

Funeral for Jerry Sykes, 31, was held Thursday, June 15, in Corsicana with burial in Dresden Cemetery. He died Tuesday in Corsicana. Alvin Steen and Rev. Bill Nichols officiated at the rites.

He was a native of Blooming Grove and attended Blooming Grove schools, where he received his high school diploma. He was a Baptist and an electrician.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Sykes; a brother, Ricky Sykes, and a nephew, all of Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. Robert Bryant of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - June 21, 1972
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
  • Full name and birth date from Navarro Co. birth records - TXDI for death date

Angelina "Angie" (Melton) Blaisdell-Fox
Feb 19, 1889 - Jul 23, 1972

FUNERAL FOR MRS. EDGAR FOX AT DRESDEN

Funeral for Mrs. Angie Fox was at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Dresden United Methodist Church with burial in
Dresden Cemetery. Church pastor John Clifford conducted the rites.

A native of Dresden, Mrs. Fox died Tuesday, July 25, in Houston. She was born February 19, 1889 to her parents, Carter and Ella Lewis Melton, and lived all of her life in Dresden, except for a few years that she and Mr. Fox spent in Houston. She was a Methodist and member of the Woodman Circle.

Her survivors are her husband, Edgar Fox of Dresden; a daughter, Mrs. Maudie Blake, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Cherrie Carbajal, both of Houston; a brother, Lil Melton of Dresden; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Moore of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ola Sims of Waco.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Aug. 2, 1972

Robert Millard Fox
Aug 19, 1905 - Nov 24, 1972

BURIAL FOR MR. FOX AT DRESDEN

Robert Millard Fox, a native of Dresden was buried Sunday at 4:30 in
Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Fox, 67, was a retired building engineer for the City of Ft. Worth and had lived in Springtown for 35 years.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Anna Velma Fox; a son, Joe Dean Fox, both of Springtown; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Ann Walker of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother Edgar Fox of Blooming Grove; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov 29, 1972

William Earl Coker
Dec 14, 1899 - Jan 30, 1972

TUESDAY RITES HELD FOR MR. COKER

William Earl Coker, lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, died late Sunday evening, January 30, in Navarro County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral for the retired farmer & stockman, age 72, was held at 2 o'clock Tuesday in McCormick Funeral Chapel. Rev. Ronnie Chesser, pastor of Blooming Grove First Baptist Church, was minister and Mrs. Chesser was organist. Casket Bearers were C. L. Saunders, Gilmer Sheppard, Bill Rutledge, H. S. Whorton, Ernest McGraw and Jack Armstrong. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by two sisters, Miss Ethel Coker of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Nannette Fowlkes of Dallas; two aunts, Miss Jessie Crocker and Mrs. Katie Crocker, both of Blooming Grove; and several cousins.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 2, 1972

Gordon Wilburn Page
Dec 6, 1889 - Sept 30, 1972

FUNERAL FOR GORDON PAGE SUNDAY

Gordon Wilburn Page died Saturday morning at his home in Blooming Grove at the age of 82. He was born December 6, 1899, to the late Robert J. and Ola Fullerton Page. August 15, 1915, he was married to Eula Lee Alderman, who survives him.

He was a retired grocer and was a member of First Christian Church.

Funeral was Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in McCormick Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Puckett, former pastor, officiating. Mrs. Puckett was organist.

Survivors are his widow, a son, James Page, both of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Elsie) Bell of McAllen and Mrs. Gordon (Melba) Winfield of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; eight grandchildren; a brother, Harold Page of Blooming Grove.

Casket Bearers were Albert Watkins, James Jones, C. L. Saunders, Kenneth Southard, Flint Albrecht and Herschel Minatra.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery with McCormick Funeral Service directing.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Oct 4, 1972
  • TXDI: Page Gordon W 09-30-1972 NAVARRO Male

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Gordon Wilburn Page
Dec 6, 1889 - Sept 30, 1972

G.W. Page
BLOOMING GROVE-Gordon W. Page, 82, lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, died at his home at 7 a.m. Saturday in Blooming Grove. He was born Dec. 6, 1899, in Blooming Grove and was a retired grocer and a member of the First Christian Church of Blooming Grove. He was married to Eula Lee Alderman Aug. 15, 1915, in Freestone County.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Mike Puckett officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Page is survived by his widow of Blooming Grove; one son, James Page of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Bob Bell of McAllen and Mrs. Gordon Winfield of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and one brother, Harold Page of Blooming Grove.

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Mary Willie (Buckalew) Ponder
Feb 6, 1889 - Oct 19, 1972

MRS. PONDER BURIED IN ROSE HILL CEM.

Mrs. Henry Ponder, 83, was buried Saturday afternoon in Rose Hill Cemetery following funeral service in Corsicana, with Rev. Maurice McLeroy officiating.

A native of Lafayette, Ala., Mrs. Ponder lived many years in Emhouse before going to Twilight home, where she died Thursday. She was Mary Willie Buckalew, before her marriage and attended school in Blooming Grove in her girlhood. She attended the annual school Homecomings until last year, when her failing health prevented her coming.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Leland N. Neeper of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; two sons, H. P. Ponder of Corsicana and J.D. Ponder of Ft. Worth and seven grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Frank Seely, Jr., Carma Rhodes, T. C. McMullan, J.C. Fly, Horace Hayes, Richard Satter, B. W. Gamble, Jr. and Eddie Rhodes.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Oct 25, 1972

Ora Nora (King) Ryan
Oct 23, 1883 - Oct 22, 1972

TUESDAY P.M. FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. RYAN

Funeral for Mrs. Ora Ryan was held Tuesday October 24 at 2:00 p.m. in McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Rev. Ronnie Chesser officiating. Mrs. Chesser was organist. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Ryan was born October 23, 1883 in Coffee County Tennessee to John and Fannie Isom King. Her husband, Ike Ryan died in November of 1967 [or 1969]. They lived many years in the Brandon area before coming to Blooming Grove. She was a member of the Brandon Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Bruce Dozier and Mrs. Ivan Dozier, both of Blooming Grove; a son, James Thomas Ryan of Great Falls, Montana; two grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Estelle Meadows of Corsicana and a brother, John King of Ft. Worth.

Casket Bearers were Lloyd Frederick, Dorsey McGraw, Rubert Dozier, Harold Dozier, Homer Garrison and J.N. Padgett.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Oct. 25, 1972

Inez "Nanny" (Hatley) Spurrier
Jul 6, 1883 - Apr 2, 1971
 

Spurrier Rites Set Today
BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Spurrier, of Blooming Grove will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church with burial in the Lone Oak Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Spurrier died at 9 a.m. Friday in the Greater Southwest Convalescent Home in Grand Prairie.

A member of the Methodist Church, she was born on July 6, 1883 in Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Spurrier in 1942.

Survivors include three sons, Duard Spurrier of Irving, Grant Spurrier and Troy Spurrier both of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. Lessie Thomas of Dallas, and Mrs. Delpha Hicks of Grand Prairie; seventeen grandchildren and thirty three great grandchildren; four brothers, Jess Hatley of Hubbard, Leamon Hatley, John Hatley and Marvin Hatley, all of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. George Magee of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Tulia Anderson of Tyler and
Mrs. Maude Spurrier.

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FUNERAL FOR MRS. SPURRIER HELD SUNDAY

Mrs. Inez Spurrier died Friday, April 2, at 8:45 p.m. in a Grand Prairie convalescent home where she had resided three years. She had lived most of her life in Blooming Grove, having moved to the community in the early 1920's.

Funeral was held in Blooming Grove United Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. R. W. Watson of Grand Prairie was the minister and Mrs. R. Bruce McCormick was organist.

Casket bearers, all nephews, were Aubrey Spurrier, Bobby Spurrier, Donald Spurrier, Gary Spurrier, Pinky Spurrier and Timmy Spurrier. Interment was in Lone Oak Cemetery. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Mrs. Spurrier was born July 6, 1883, in Randolph County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Hatley. Her husband, Daniel W. Spurrier died in 1943.
[marker has 1942]

Surviving Mrs. Spurrier are three sons; Troy and Grant Spurrier of Grand Prairie and Duard Spurrier of Irving; two daughters, Mrs. Lessie Thomas of Dallas and Mrs. Delpha Hicks of Grand Prairie; 17 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; four brothers Jess Hatley of Hubbard, Lehmon, John & Marvin Hatley, all of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. George Magee of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Maud Malcom of Tyler and Mrs. Tula Anderson of Ft. Worth.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Apr 7, 1971
  • TXDI: TXDI: SPURRIER, INEZ 1971-04-02 F W TARRANT

Minnie Lou (Moore) McCarty
Oct 20, 1878 - Feb 15, 1972

MRS. MC CARTY FUNERAL IN BARRY WED.

Funeral for longtime Barry citizen, Mrs. Robert E. McCarty, was held Wednesday, February 16, at Barry United Methodist Church with Dr. W. V. Bane officiating. Burial was in Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. McCarty, 93, native of Mississippi, died in Odessa where she has lived for 5 1/2 years.

She came to Barry in 1914 where she raised her family. Mr. McCarty, who preceded her in death several years ago, was rural mail carrier for Barry routes for many years.

Surviving Mrs. McCarty are four daughters, Mrs. Elmo (Ruby Onnis) Adair of Lubbock, Juanita McCarty and Mrs. Doc (Sally Sue) Young, both of Odessa, and Mrs. Bob (Judy) Parrish of Corsicana; one son, Dr. Robert Harris McCarty of Lubbock.

Casket bearers were J. E. Watson, Lowell Reed, Roy Massengale, Marshall Massengale, George Mitchell, Martin Thompson, Byron Perry and Roger Johnston.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 23, 1972
  • TXDI: McCarty Minnie L 02-15-1972 ECTOR Female

Mary Virginia "Mollie" (Tullos) Beck-Porter
Jul 28, 1876 - Mar 10, 1972

FROST NATIVE BURIED SUNDAY

Frost native, Mrs. Mary V. Porter, 96, was buried Sunday afternoon, March 12, at Frost Cemetery.

She died Friday night in a Grand Prairie hospital. She had lived in Dallas for several years and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Porter is survived by one daughter, Mrs. D. B. (Alice) Lattimore of Dallas; a brother, Guy Tullos of Frost; sisters, Mrs. Lucille Hester of Austin and Mrs. Earl Stevenson of Shreveport; two grandchildren; six great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - March 15, 1972
  • TXDI: Porter Mary V 03-10-1972 TARRANT Female

William Frederick Benton
Mar 21, 1908 - Jun 8, 1972

RITES AT FROST CEMETERY FOR MR. BENTON

W.F. (Bill) Benton, 64, died Thursday, June 8, in a Waco hospital after a long illness. Funeral was in Waco Saturday morning with burial in Frost Cemetery.

Mr. Benton had lived in Waco many years after leaving Frost where he was reared and attended school.

Survivors are his widow of Waco; a daughter, Mrs. James G. (Elizabeth Jo) Eastland of Orangeville, Calif.; four sons, W.H. (Buddy) Benton of Gardena, Calif., James A. (Dinger) Benton of Pittsburg, Pa., Donald R. and Richard L. Benton of Waco; two sisters, Mrs. E.R. Greenlee of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Harold Craig of Dunedin, Fla.; three brothers, H.I. Benton of Waco, James Benton of Lockport, Ill., Gerald Benton of Bainesville, Fla.; eleven grandchildren.

Friends and relatives from Dallas, Irving, Corsicana, Dacus and Frost attended the graveside service. W. B. Denn of Frost was an honorary Casket Bearer.

Following the graveside rites, lunch for the Benton family and relatives was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hohenberger with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Denn, Mrs. C. R. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ross assisting with host duties.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - June 21, 1972

R. Minda (Holmes) Scott
Dec 27, 1886 - Oct 18, 1972

FUNERAL FOR MRS. M. SCOTT FRIDAY IN FROST

Mrs. Minda Scott, a long time Frost resident died Thursday in a Grand Prairie hospital where she had been a patient for 2 weeks. After spending 70 of her 85 years in Frost, she had lived the last three years in Duncanville with her daughter, Johnnie Scott Harris.

Mrs. Scott was born December 27, 1886 to Mark A. and Liza Campbell Holmes. Her husband, John M. Scott died in January of 1948.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, October 20 at Frost Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Rev. James Aldridge officiating. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

Mrs. Scott's survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Hooser of Frost and Mrs. Harris of Duncanville; three sons, Theo Scott of Frost, Byrel Scott of Denison and Ferrell (Pud) Scott of Dallas; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Alexander of Texarkana, Mrs. Cora Cox of Tyler, Mrs. Artie Melton of West Memphis, Ark. and Mrs. Tenie McWilliams of Queen City; three brothers, R. A. Holmes of Milford, W. I. Holmes of Dallas and Wm. M. Holmes of Lufkin.

Casket Bearers were Todd Six, Donald Roy Holmes, Howard Harris, Billy Scott Hooser, Dick Hooser, Ivan Mandrell, Don Kirkham and Lowe Galle.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Oct. 25, 1972
  • Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX
  • TXDI: Scott Minda 10-18-1972 DALLAS Female

John Franklin Nichols, Sr.
Jul 17, 1911 - Oct 19, 1972

SAT. BURIAL IN FROST FOR MR. NICHOLS

Funeral services for John Franklin Nichols, a Dallas Power & Light Co. employee were held Saturday at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Graveside services were in Frost.

Mr. Nichols, 61, of 417 Sunnyside died Thursday in Sulphur Springs. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Halbert Masons Lodge in Frost, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4477 in Grand Prairie and the First Baptist Church of Oak Cliff.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Billie Denn Nichols; son, John F. Nichols Jr. of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Joy Surratt and Mrs. Beverly Smith, both of Dallas; two brothers, Herman Nichols of Dallas and Travis Nichols of DeSoto, and a sister, Mrs. James Turner of Irving.

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Urcle C (White) Gant & Ralph Gant
Nov 15, 1894 - Nov 1972

MOTHER & SON DIE IN TRAGIC CAR WRECK

A tragic automobile wreck on Interstate 30 in Arkansas took the lives of former Frost residents, Mrs. Urcle Gant and her son Ralph Gant and left Mrs. Ralph Gant, their son James Ralph and daughter Nancy Jane seriously injured.

A car driving in opposite direction on one way lane of highway rammed into the Gant car killing the 2 occupants and the Gants.

Funeral for mother and son will be today (November 29) at 10:00 a.m. at Lakewood Baptist Church in Dallas. Entombment for Mr. Gant will be at Hillcrest Mausoleum and Mrs. Gant will be buried in Frost Cemetery by her husband.

Other survivors are Mrs. Gant's sister, Mrs. W. A. Childers and brother, C.W. White, both of Hubbard.

Ralph Gant was reared in Frost where he graduated from high school. They later moved to Dallas and Mrs. Gant worked in the post office at Baylor Hospital until she retired several years ago.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov. 29, 1972



Mrs. Gant
FROST—Graveside services were to be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. for Mrs. Urcle White Gant of Dallas, a former resident of Frost, who died in a car wreck near Hope, Ark., Saturday along with her son Ralph.

Joint funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lakewood Baptist Church in Dallas. Her son was to be buried at Restland Cemetery in Dallas.

His wife, Elva, and two children were in critical condition in Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Two other persons in another car were also killed.

Survivors include her sister, Mrs. W. A. Childers, a brother, Corbin White, and a cousin, H. D. Thornton, all of Hubbard, and the two grandchildren.

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Robert "Jack" Larremore
Jan 11, 1919 - May 12, 1972

MR. LARREMORE BURIED AT BRUSHIE

Funeral for Robert (Jack) Larremore, 52, was Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Tyree AME Church in Blooming Grove with burial in
Brushie Prairie Cemetery.
Rev. Larry Rosenbrough officiated and Calhoun Funeral Home conducted the service.

He died Friday at Temple VA Hospital after a long illness. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He was a construction worker.

Larremore lived as a child in Frost where he attended school and moved with his parents to Blooming Grove some years ago.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Larremore, a brother, Vernon Larremore, and a sister, Mrs. Kitty Brown, all of Blooming Grove, two aunts and several nieces and nephews.

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R. Larremore

Funeral services for Robert Larremore, 52, Blooming Grove, who died Friday at the Temple VA Hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tyree AME Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. The Rev. Larry Rosenbrough, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Brushie Prairie Cemetery with Calhoun Funeral Home conducting.

A native of Blooming Grove, he was a construction worker and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Larremore, one brother, Vernon Larremore, and a sister, Mrs. Kitty Brown, all of Blooming Grove; two aunts and several nieces and nephews.

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Novice (Hargrove) Martin
1915 - Apr. 1, 1971

MRS. MARTIN OF FT. WORTH DIES APRIL 1

Mrs. Novice Martin died in a Ft. Worth hospital Thursday, April 1, and funeral was held in a Ft. Worth funeral chapel Saturday afternoon.
Interment was in Laurel Land, Ft. Worth.

Mrs. Martin was born in Blooming Grove in 1915, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Hargrove. She graduated from Blooming Grove High School. She had lived in Ft. Worth more than 30 years.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband of Ft. Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Don Grimes of Garland; two grandchildren; two brothers, J. Lofton Hargrove of Blooming Grove and Troy Hargrove of Pensacola, Florida; three sisters, Mrs. Ola Frederick of Blooming Grove, Mrs. F.B. Spurlock of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bessie Bailey of Muskegan, Michigan; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - April 7, 1971

Claude Cleveland Southard
Jun 11, 1888 - Nov 22, 1971

C.C. SOUTHARD OF AVALON DIES SUNDAY

Funeral for Mr. Claude C. Southard of Avalon was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock in Avalon Baptist Church and interment in Bardwell Cemetery followed. He was 83 years of age.

Mr. Southard died Monday morning at 5 o'clock in Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Missouri and came to Texas when 18 years old, settling at Avalon and had lived there since.

He is survived by five sons, Fred and Roy Southard of Blg Grove, Wilson & Raymond Southard of Ft. Worth and Billy Southard of Sherman; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Mitchell of Avalon, Mrs. Sam Hamby of Corsicana and Mrs. L.W Head of Ft. Worth; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; seven brothers, Alvin Southard of Avalon, Clarence Southard of Mesquite, Charles and Ambrose Southard of Kansas, and Harvey, Frank and Parm of Missouri.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov. 24, 1971
  • SSDI and TXDI for dates

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C. C. Southard

Services are pending at Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home in Waxahachie for Claude Cleveland Southard who died this morning in Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include five sons, Fred and Ray of Blooming Grove, Wilson and Raymond of Fort Worth, Billy of Sherman; three daughters, Mrs. L. W. Head of Fort Worth, Mrs. Ernest Mitchell of Avalon, and Mrs. Sam Hamby of Corsicana; seven brothers, Alvin Southard of Avalon, Clarence Southard of Mesquite of Mesquite, Charles and Ambrose of Kansas and Parm, Frank and Harvey of Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Herman Youngblood of Corsicana and Harper Youngblood of Waco; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 22, 1971
  • Elm Branch Cemetery, Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas
  • Born in Broadway, Missouri h/o Cynthia Ann “Annie” (Youngblood) Southard married Jan. 10, 1910 s/o Edward Franklin Southard and Martha (James) Southard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John Roy Truelove
Jul 22, 1943 - Nov 21, 1971

J. R. TRULOVE VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT

Funeral for John Roy Truelove, 28 year old resident of Huntsville, was held in Mexia Monday afternoon with interment in Prairie Grove Cemetery. (Mexia)

Mr. Truelove was dead on arrival at a Huntsville hospital after a one-car accident near Huntsville. He was the only occupant of the car.

He was a graduate of Mexia High School and Sam Houston University. He was the son of the late Tom Truelove, native of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife and a son of Huntsville; his mother, Mrs. Hope Truelove of Mexia; a brother, Thomas Truelove of Houston; an uncle, Nim Truelove of Blooming Grove; an aunt, Mrs. Annie Armstrong of Waxahachie, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov. 24, 1971
  • SSDI and TXDI for dates


Orlena McKinney
Nov. 6, 1886 - Nov. 12, 1971

FUNERAL FOR MISS MC KINNEY IN WAXAHACHIE

Miss Orlena McKinney, 85 years of age, died Friday, November 12, at her home in Waxahachie. Funeral was held there Sunday afternoon, November 14, with interment in Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Miss McKinney was born at Howard, Ellis County, and was a former principal of a Waxahachie elementary school. At one time she taught in the old Hog Eye school north east of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a first cousin, Mrs. Katie Crocker of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov. 24, 1971
  • SSDI for birth date

Nannie McCollum
Aug 18, 1881 - Mar 9, 1972

MRS. MC COLLUM BURIED FRIDAY IN ENNIS

Funeral for Mrs. Nannie McCollum, 90, a resident of Emhouse for more than 40 years before moving to Corsicana, was held Friday afternoon with burial in Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis with Rev. Randall McCollum officiating.

She was a native of Mississippi and a member of Emhouse Baptist Church.

Survivors are her husband, W. E. McCollum; a daughter, Mrs. A. T. Monroe; two sons, John L. and William E. McCollum, all of Corsicana; a brother, Oliver Allen of Emhouse; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Mar 15, 1972

Liza Cleo (Hendricks) Atchison
Jun 13, 1882 - May 6, 1974

Funeral services were held May 7, at Byrum Funeral Chapel in Lancaster for Mrs. Cleo Atchison of Lancaster.

Rev. Lloyd Howard officiated with burial in Lone Oak Cemetery, Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Eunice Ragsdale, Lancaster; one granddaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Roushey, Lancaster; four grandsons, Roy Ragsdale Jr., Corsicana, Vardaman Atchison, Slidell, Tx, James F. Atchison, Saginaw, Tx., and C.C. Atchison, Dallas; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Joe Fred Barton
Dec 24, 1924 - Jun 11, 1926

Kerosene Kills Baby

BLOOMING GROVE,  Navarro Co., Texas, June 15. - The 18-month-old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Dutch Barton died Saturday from pulling over into his face a bucket of kerosene oil.

June 16, 1926

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BABY DIES AFTER DRINKING KEROSENE BLOOMING GROVE

Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove, June 12—Joe Fred, 16 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Barton, who live about three miles north of this city, died Friday night about 11 o’clock as the result of drinking kerosene oil about 7 o’clock Friday evening.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the White church cemetery here. The services were conducted by Rev. A. L. Johnson, Baptist minister of this city.

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Death of Little Joe Fred Barton

Little Joe Fred Barton, sixteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dutch Barton died at 10:45 Friday night, June 11, as the result of kerosene the little fellow drank at about 7:45 the same night.

When it was realized that Joe Fred had taken kerosene while playing he was rushed to Earl Coker's home where a doctor was summoned. It was here that death came.

The funeral service was held at White Church cemetery Saturday afternoon and was conducted by Bro. Johnston.

Joe Fred was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Dutch Barton.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, June 18, 1926
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

     

In Memory of Joe Fred Barton

Friday eve., June 11, the death angel came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Barton and claimed for God their only child. The illness that resulted in little Joe Fred's death lasted only a few hours, yet all availaple [sic] means were used to save the little life. About 7:30 he drank kerosene oil and at 11:00 God saw fit to ease his suffering and take him home to everlasting joy and rest.

Joe Fred came to this earth on December 23, 1924, and the joy that his being brought into the world radiated to the hearts of all who new [sic] him. There are left behind him a father and mother, grandfather and two grandmothers and numerous relatives and friends yet they may all be comforted by the words of the Psalmist David uttered after the death of his child; "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord."

The entire community extends deepest sympathy to the sorrowing loved ones. All that can be done to alleviate thier burden will be gladly done for cannot we all say with one accord:

"I too have had sorrow
And I shed a tear
For the white hearse stood
At my own door one day."

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, June 18, 1926
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Allie Forgey
Oct 1883 - Jan 6,1910

Death Follows Operation

Miss Allie Forgey of Blooming Grove died yesterday in a local sanitarium, following an operation for appendicitis.  Miss Forgey was 27 years old.  The body, which is at George W. Loudermilk's undertaking establishment, will be sent to Blooming Grove this morning.

Jan. 7, 1910

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Betty Jo Butler
Jan 23, 1929 - May 7, 2008

Betty Jo Butler
Betty Jo Butler, 79, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2008. She was born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curry and Dessie Butler; her sister, Helen Butler Miller; and her brother, Billy C. Butler. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Dickie and Cathy Miller of Corsicana, Terry and Linda Miller of Frisco, Dianne and Bob Walker of Dallas, Richard L. and Christina Miller and their children Elijah and Ethan Miller, all of Lincoln, N.D., April and Adam McLean of Brownsboro, and Monica Miller of Dallas. Graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Melba "Mimi" (White) Bowers
Nov 27, 1938 - Apr 7, 2008

ODESSA On Monday April 7, 2008, Melba "Mimi" Bowers, 69, of Odessa passed away. Her memory will continue to live in the lives of those who knew and loved her.

Melba was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Monahans, Texas.

She married Troy Bowers on November 27, 1958, in Odessa.

Melba's one true love was her family. It has been commented by more than one person that Melba's love, devotion and attentiveness to her husband was truly amazing. After the passing of Troy, her health and general outlook steadily declined. If ever anyone died of a broken heart ... it is Melba Bowers.

Together Troy and Melba built a network of friends and family that learned quickly how to enjoy life. Whether Melba was telling a story or a story was being told about Melba - it was always a "tale worth hearing." Her quick wit and love for the spotlight will be sorely missed.

Melba was a member of the American Legion and in the past, very active in the Democratic Party and Flag Day.

She is survived by her son, Ron Bowers; grandchildren, Brandon Bowers, Shane Bowers, Paige Eichman, Brett Bowers and Leah Showers; sister-in-law, Sallie White; and brother, Arthur Lynn White.

Melba is preceded in death by her husband, Troy and her son, Ricky Bowers; brothers, Wilford, Charles, Donald and sister, Barbra.

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  • Submitted by John Barron
  • Melba was a member of the Corsicana High School Class of 1957

Herbert A. Hoffman
abt 1908 - Mar 26, 1930

FORMER CORSICANA VICTIM ACCIDENTAL DEATH AT ELECTRA

The body of Herbert A. Hoffman, aged 72, employee of the Magnolia Petroleum company, Electra, Texas who died at Electra Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock from injuries received when he fell from a truck, the wheel running over his head and fracturing his skull, arrived in Corsicana at 11:20 o'clock Wednesday and the funeral was held from the Methodist Protestant church Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his father, J. W. Hoffman, Corsicana; fie brothers, Willie Hoffman, Abilene; Chris, Jodie, Samuel and Jack Hoffman, all of Corsicana; two married sisters who reside in Abilene and two sisters who are at home.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Cooper, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.
Pallbearers were Wayne W<?>, Aubrey Franklin; Duval He<?>, Claude Pickering, Authur Lee Hewitt and Tom Gries.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home..

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Dolores Elizabeth Reid
abt 1912 - Dec 1933

EMHOUSE WOMAN DIED MONDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. Dolores Elizabeth Reid, 21, wife of C. T. Reid, Emhouse, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday morning at 3 o'clock and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at Pattison cemetery near Emhouse, where interment was made.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Cox, Methodist minister of Barry.
Surviving are her husband and infant son, mother, Mrs. George Bettenton, Tuscola; and three sisters, Mrs. A. H. Allen, Sweetwater; and Misses Irene and Margaret Bettenton, Tuscola.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home.

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Ford Wilson Petty
1916 - Mar 1917

DEATH OF BABY BOY

Ford Wilson, the six month old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Petty died at their home here last night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner
  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Mar 13, 1917

Ben Whiteselle Mckie, Sr.
Jan 26, 1888 - May 26, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BEN W. M'KIE WEDNESDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Ben W. McKie, aged 48 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died in Dallas at an early hour Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the W. J. McKie home, 102 South Fifteenth street, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel Wilson McKie, two sons, William J. McKie and Ben McKie, Jr.; a brother, F. B. McKie, and a sister, Miss Blanche McKie, all of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Dr. E. H. Newton, C. L. Terry, Hood Cheney, O. L. Albritton, James Kerr and Earl Ellis.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Henry Guy Massey
abt 1869 - Jun 1935

H. G. MASSEY DIED MONDAY MORNING; BE BURIED ON TUESDAY
Henry Guy Massey, 66, died at the family residence on South-Fifteenth street at 11:10 Monday morning, and funeral services will b e held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the Wortham cemetery with interment in that cemetery. Rev. Robert Bonner, of Navarro, will have charge of the services.
Surviving are his wife, five sons, William Massey, of Midway, M. C. Massey of Hillsboro, Homer Masssey of Purdon, Lonzo Massey of Streetman and Ocie Massey of Buffalo; two daughters, Mrs. Stella Smith of Maypearl and Mrs. Estelle Wheeler of Richland; one brother, J. D. Massey of Richland and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bage of Lufkin, Mrs. Lula Williams of Zavala, and Mrs. Zula Smith of Jacksonville.
Mr. Massey was a native of Texas and has resided in varous places in Navarro county for about 50 years.
Corley Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner
  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - June 25, 1935

Phillip Rudolph "Buck" Curry
abt 1927 - Mar 1967

TUESDAY SERVICES PHILLIP R. CURRY
funeral services for Phillip R. Curry, 40, life-long resident of Roane; who died Monday morning in Memorial Hospital, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, New London Baptist minister, formerly pastor of the Roane Baptist church of which he was an active member.
Curry became ill Sunday night of a heart attack and died a few hours later in the hospital.
A cattleman, Curry was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife  who is postmistress at Roane; two daughters; Phyllis Marie and Kathryne Ann Curry; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Curry, all of Roane; a sister, Mrs. Mickey Edwards, Fort Worth and other relatives.
Pallbearers were John S. Finch, Chestine Frazier, Billy Holcomb, Lloyd W. Kent, Jim Parker and J. R. Bush.

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L. I. Griffin
abt 1889- Oct 21, 1970

FUNERAL FOR L. I. GRIFFIN FRIDAY OCT 23

L. I. Griffin, native of west Navarro County and former resident of Blooming Grove, died in a Corsicana nursing home Wednesday night, October 21. He had been in ill health several months. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Griffin was a retired land-overseer, real estate broker, farmer and rancher, and as a young man he taught school in several communities. He married a Blooming Grove girl, Miss Faye Pruitt, who died several years ago.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lions Club and the United Methodist Church in which he had served as an officer and Sunday School teacher. He was a graduate of Southwestern University at Georgetown.

The family moved to Corsicana about 40 years ago.

Survivors include three sons, Dr. Lindsey L. Griffin of Summit, New Jersey; Dr. Charles H. Griffin of Austin and Fred B. Griffin of Lufkin; four grandchildren and a step-sister, Mrs. I. P. Tidmore of Malakoff.

Funeral was held Friday afternoon, October 23, in First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Mary Ethel Cole
Feb 24, 1883 - Dec 15, 1969

Mrs. Ethel Cole Dies Monday

Mrs. J. M. (Ethel) Cole died Monday morning in a Jacksboro hospital and her funeral will be held this afternoon (Wednesday) at 1 o'clock in McCormick Funeral Chapel in Frost. Interment will be in Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Cole, 86 years of age, was born in Oklahoma and had lived in Frost more than 40 years. She came to Frost to work as a milliner in the J. M. Cole Dry Goods Company and later married Mr. Cole. After his death she operated the business several years until the early 1930's when she accepted the offers of seasonal employment in department stores in various Texas cities. Her talent and ability were widely recognized and she traveled a great deal, but she maintained her home in Frost until her death.

Details of the funeral service had not been completed at press time, but Casket Bearers had been named as T. S. Hooser, Noble Downey, R. S. Griffis, Curtis Patterson, Bud Fields and W. A. Ross, Jr.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Sometime before her death Mrs. Cole wrote a letter addressed to Ditt McCormick, and she directed that it be opened after she was gone. The letter requested, among other things, that the following be printed here:

TO MY FRIEND, DITT:
Please put this note of thanks in the paper at my death. Payment is enclosed.

"My sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to my happiness and well being."

"May I leave you with this thought: you must expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that you can do or any kindness that you can show to any fellow creature, do it now. Do not defer or neglect it. For YOU SHALL NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN." MRS. ETHEL COLE

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Dec. 17, 1969
  • Frost Cemetery
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • TXDI: Cole, Mary Ethel; 12-15-1969; Jack Co., TX; Female
  • SSDI: Mary Cole; 24 Feb 1883; Dec 1969; 786641 Frost; TX
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Nyler Myrtle (Meador) Gray
Oct 23, 1890 - Feb 4, 1970

Frost Funeral For Mrs. Gray

Mrs. Myrtle M. Gray, lifelong resident of the Frost community, died early Wednesday morning, February 4, in a Corsicana nursing home where she had resided two weeks. She was moved to the home from Memorial Hospital following surgery.

Funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Frost Baptist Church with pastor Walter Goodnight officiating. Two vocal soloists, Mrs. Becky Bulls Maddry and Rev. Wesley Howard, each accompanied by organist Mrs. Walter Goodnight, provided the music. Casket Bearers, all nephews, were John L. Meador, A. E. Meador, Bud Fitzgerald, Jacky Brown, Jerry Brown and Jack Meador. Interment was in Frost Cemetery. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Mrs. Gray was the daughter of the late A. L. Meador and Louisa Green Meador. She was born in the Frost community in October, 1889.

Survivors include two brothers, Willie Meador of Cleburne and A. Y Meador of Waxahachie; three sisters, Mrs. Jodie Sheppard of Frost, Mrs. J.D. Fitzgerald of Corsicana and Mrs. J. B. Jackson of Houston; several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 11, 1970
  • Frost Cemetery
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Iver Mae (Dinkin) Sandifer
Sep 9, 1912 - Feb 25, 1970

Mrs. Sandifer Dies in Frost

Funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Frost Taylor Chapel Baptist Church for Mrs. Iver Mae Sandifer, 57 year old lifetime resident of Frost. She died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday after being admitted on Monday. She had been found on Monday in her home after apparently suffering a stroke. Interment was in Frost Cemetery.
[probably wrong cemetery listed]

Mrs. Sandifer had worked in many homes in Frost, and at the time of death she was employed by O.E.O. in the child development center at Frost.

She is survived by her husband, Edward (Dude) Sandifer of Frost; two sons, Milton Ray Sandifer of Houston and Lem Alford Sandifer of Dallas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Laura Jones of Dallas, Mrs. Lora Colwell and Miss Linda Sandifer, both of Houston; a grandson, Wayne Simpson of Frost, and two other grandchildren; a brother, Tom Dinkin of Buffalo.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Mar 4, 1970
  • SSDI and TXDI for dates
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Irene (Dugan) Myrick
abt 1920 - Mar 18, 1970

Mrs. Myrick Funeral Held Sunday

Mrs. Irene Dugan Myrick, native of Arkansas, died Wednesday, March 18, in Quantico, Virginia, after a long illness.

Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Frost Baptist Church with pastor Walter Goodnight officiating assisted by Frost United Methodist Church pastor Wesley Howard, Jr., The Church choir, with Miss Nancy York as organist, provided the music.

Casket Bearers were Lamar Speer, Noble Downey, Rex Patterson, Joe Parum, Billy Ray Moore and Tom Hooser. Interment was in Frost Cemetery.
McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Mrs. Myrick, 50 years of age, had lived most of her life in the Slay and Frost communities. When she was a child the family moved from Arkansas to Slay where her father, Taylor Dugan, died in the mid-1920's. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ada, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Myrick is survived by two sons, Sgt. Bill Myrick of the U.S. Marine Corps at Quantico with whom she was making her home at the time of her death, and Keith Myrick of Dallas; mother, Mrs. Nell Dugan of Frost; 3 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Johnny Dugan of Frost, Stanford Dugan of Blooming Grove and Carl Dugan of Robstown; a sister, Mrs. Faye Northern of Waco; several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Mar 25, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Margaret Leona (Gantt) Parker-Posey-Betts
Aug 4, 1902 - Jan 26, 1970

Margaret Betts Funeral Today

Funeral will be held this morning (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock in Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Margaret Leona Betts, native of Lone Cedar community. She died early Monday morning in a Dallas nursing home where she had lived the past four months. She was 67 years of age.

Rev. Earnest Riddle of Dallas, and pastor Mel Hardin of Central Baptist , will be the ministers. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Casket Bearers are Calvin Garrison, Billy Joe Hale, Darwood Gantt, Garland Gantt, James Howard Gantt, Rubert Dozier and Ivan Dozier. McCormick Funeral Service is directing.

Mrs. Betts was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Gantt who were long prominent in Lone Cedar community affairs.

She is survived by one son, James Posey of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Morgan of Dallas and Mrs. Martha Smyth of New York, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, George Gantt of Blooming Grove and Robert Gantt of Frost; four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Garrison and Mrs. Ann Sheppard, both of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Eller Walker and Mrs. Irene Walker, both of Arizona.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Jan 28, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Edgar "Ed" Phillips
Oct 23, 1891 - Feb 2, 1970

Edgar Phillips Dies Monday

Native and lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, Edgar (Ed) Phillips died Monday night in a Corsicana nursing home after a lengthy illness.

Funeral arrangements at McCormick Funeral Service were incomplete Tuesday afternoon pending the arrival of two daughters from California. However, the family had announced that the service will be in Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with pastor Mel Hardin officiating. Pastor Ronnie Chesser of Blooming Grove First Baptist Church will assist. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips was born in 1891, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips. He was retired from the cotton ginning and weighing business, but his last employment had been with Western Hatcheries. His older brother, Claude Phillips, died on Tuesday of last week, January 27.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carrie Baggett Phillips of Blooming Grove; three sons, Earl of Brazoria, Doyle of Temple and Will R. of Tulsa, Okla; three daughters, Mrs. R. E. (Lillian) Williams of Blooming Grove, Mrs. James O. (Clara Jane) Wilson of Norwalk, California, and Mrs. Charles R. (Ada Louise) Spencer, Jr., of Santee, California; 16 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb. 4, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

 

Edgar Phillips
Rites Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE (Sp)—Edgar Phillips, 78, a retired county employee, died Monday evening at Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday at the Central Baptist Church here. The Rev. Mel Hardin will officiate assisted by the Rev. Ronnie Chesser. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Earl of Brazola, Doyle of Temple and Will Roy of Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Williams of Blooming
Grove, Mrs. Clara Jane Wilson of California and Mrs. Ada Louise Spencer of California; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Lee Saunders, Dorsey McGraw, Floyd Armstrong, Bruce McCormick, Beuford Farish and Rufus Putman.

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Willie Cole
Oct 6, 1883 - Feb 9, 1970

Miss Cole Funeral Today

Miss Willie Cole of Waxahachie died in a nursing home there early Tuesday morning and funeral will be held there in Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove where a graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Miss Cole was born in Blooming Grove, daughter of the late Frank and Virginia Ann Cole. She was 86 years of age and had lived in Waxahachie more than 40 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Waxahachie.

She is survived by a nephew, Dr. Wm. Frank Cole of Houston and a niece, Mrs. Lawrence T. (Novelle) Martin, Portland, Oregon. R. Bruce McCormick and E. D. McCormick of Blooming Grove are cousins of Miss Cole.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb. 11, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Vera Bell (Watson) Bryant
Sep 28, 1896 - Feb 17, 1970

Mrs. W. A. Bryant Funeral Today

Funeral will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock in First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove for Mrs. William "Alex" Bryant. Pastor Ronnie Chesser will be the minister.

Mrs. Bryant died early Tuesday morning in Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient five days.

Casket Bearers will be grandsons. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with McCormick Funeral Service in charge. Before her marriage Mrs. Bryant was Vera Bell Watson. She was born in the Slay community in September, 1896, and had lived at Blooming Grove about fifty years.

She is survived by her husband of Blooming Grove; two sons J. T. Bryant of Blooming Grove and Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie; a daughter, Mrs. Albert Watkins of Blooming Grove; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Bailey Watson of Mesquite, Charlie Watson of DeSoto, Harvey Watson of Lamar and Jimmie Watson of Moffett; a sister, Mrs. Lelia Cornet of California and several nieces and nephews.

Another brother, Johnny Watson, was buried Monday at Italy.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb. 18, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Ellen Lambert, Miss
Apr 28, 1900 - Feb 25, 1970

Funeral For Mary Lambert

Miss Mary Ellen Lambert of Corsicana died in a rest home there Wednesday morning, February 25.

Funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock in McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Rev. Ronnie Chesser, pastor of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, as minister. Mrs. Chesser was vocalist and Mrs. Dan Wright was organist.

Casket Bearers were Jerry Lambert, Tom Lambert, Bob Lambert, George Lambert, Jr., Willie Anderton and Bud York. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She is survived by two brothers, D. K. (Dock) Lambert and George Lambert, Sr., both of Rosenburg; two sisters, Mrs. W. L Underhill of Corsicana and Mrs. R. L. Harrison of Rosenburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Miss Lambert was born at Avalon in 1900, daughter of Moss Lambert and Margaret Griggs Lambert. Through the years she had lived in Carroll School House community southwest of Blooming Grove, the Grimes farm near Frost, and in Blooming Grove where she operated a washateria. She moved to Corsicana 15 years ago.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - March 4, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Robert Belve "Bob" Thompson
May 4, 1885 - Dec 12, 1969

"Bob" Thompson Buried Saturday

Funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmett for R. B. (Bob) Thompson, native of Alabama and resident of Brushie Prairie-Emmett communities for more than 62 years. Pastor W. H. Bradbury and Rev. G. W. French of Waxahachie were the ministers. The Church choir, accompanied by pianist Ched Patterson, provided the music.

Casket Bearers, consisting of 7 grandsons and 1 great grandson, were Sam Thompson, Mike Thompson, Eddie Thompson, Erselle Crawford, Leon Crawford, James Kelley, Garland Kelley and Larry Vandiver. Interment was in Dresden Cemetery. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Mr. "Bob" was 84 years of age and he had served many years as a leader in affairs of his community including church, political and civic endeavors. He and Mrs. Thompson celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary only a few months ago. He was a retired farmer and belonged to Woodmen of The World. He had been a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church many years.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Lindsey Thompson of Frost; 3 sons, Martin of Frost, Glen of Ft. Worth and Aubrey of Midlothian; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Crawford of Frost and Mrs. Vestal Kelley of Italy; stepmother, Mrs. R. J. Thompson of Dawson; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Ervin Thompson of Frost; 3 sisters, all of Dawson, Mrs. Bedie Jordan, Mrs. Earline Whalen and Mrs. Eva Pierce.

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Thompson Rites

FROST (Spl.)—Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church for R. B. "Bob" Thompson, 84, retired farmer. The pastor, the Rev. W. H. Bradberry officiated, assisted by the Rev. G. W. French of Waxahachie. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, three sons, two daughters, his stepmother, one brother, three sisters, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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R. B. Thompson Rites Saturday

FROST (Spl) - R. B. (Bob) Thompson, 84, retired farmer died early Friday in a Waxahachie hospital.  He had ben in nursing homes the past 16 months.
A native of Alabama, he had celebrated his 61st wedding anniversary this year, and had been a 62-year resident of Emmett.  He was a member of the Woodmen of the World lodge and the Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmett.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. W. H. Bradberry officiating, assisted by the Rev. G. W. French of Waxahachie. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of Frost; three sons, Martin Thompson, Frost; Glen Thompson, Fort Worth and Aubrey Thompson, Midlothian; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Crawford, Frost, and rms. Vestal Kelly, Italy; his step-mother, Mrs. R. J. Thompson, Dawson; one brother, Ervin Thompson, Frost; Three sisters, Mrs. Bedie Jordan, Mrs. Earlene Whalen and Mrs. Eva Pierce, all of Dawson; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Leonard C. Staggs
Oct 5, 1890 - Feb 17, 1970

Leonard Staggs Dies Feb. 17

Leonard C. Staggs, 79 year old native of Tennessee and resident of the Blooming Grove community for more than 60 years, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday, February 17. He had been living in Corsicana the past few years moving there when his health began to fail.

He was a member and Deacon of Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana, and a veteran of WWI.

Funeral was held Thursday afternoon, February 19, at 2:30 o'clock in McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Rev. W. H. Hitt as minister. Interment was in Dresden Cemetery.

Casket Bearers were Billie D. Staggs, Bobbie Staggs, Aubrey Staggs, J. K. Melton, Doug Melton, Laurence Garrison, Weldon Gorham and Ray Dixon.

Survivors include a brother, Williard Staggs of Corsicana; five sisters, Miss Clara Staggs of Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Dixon and Mrs. Ben Melton, both of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Mynard Gorham of Burkburnett and Mrs. Evelyn Armstrong of Corsicana; several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Lloyd Wooten of Blooming Grove who was reared in his home.

Mr. Staggs, a retired farmer, was the son of the late K. H. Staggs and Sarah Jane Mitchell Staggs. He was moved with his family from Tenn. to Alvarado in 1891. The family later lived in Ellis County, then moved to Emhouse in the early 1900's. A few years later they came to a farm south of Blooming Grove to make their permanent home.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb. 25, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Vera G. (Staggs) Thomas
abt 1911 - Feb 1, 1970

Funeral For Mrs. Vera Thomas

Mrs. Vera Thomas, a native of Blooming Grove who had lived most of her life in the Blooming Grove community, died unexpectedly Sunday at the home of a daughter in Dallas. Her home was in Corsicana where she had resided for several years. She was 59 years of age.

Funeral was held in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with her pastor, Rev. Mickey Loftis of Trinity Baptist Church, conducting.
Interment was in Campbell Cemetery in the Drane community.

Casket Bearers were Lofton Hargrove, J. V. Roach, Sr., J. V. Roach, Jr., Jimmy Yarborough, Tucker Covington and Bobby Staggs.

Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of the late Silas and Sallie Staggs who lived many years in and near Blooming Grove. Her husband, Wade Thomas, died in March of 1962.

She is survived by eight sons, Harvey Thomas of Bossier City, La., Wade Lee Thomas of Corsicana, Ronald Gene Thomas of Springfield, Va., Don Earl and Jacky Thomas both of Lancaster, Windol Thomas of Dallas and Larry Thomas of Virginia Beach, Va., and Carlos Thomas of Euless; four daughters, Mrs. Bill Wadsworth and Mrs. Beth Allen both of Dallas, Mrs. Lois Waller of Snyder and Miss Gwen Thomas of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Hargrove of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Bessie Roach of Overton. She also leaves 21 grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times- Feb. 4, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • TXDI: Vera G. Thomas; 02-01-1970; Dallas; Female

Johnnie B. McClure
abt 1918 - Feb 10, 1970

Johnnie B. McClure Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Hershel Minatra of Blooming Grove was notified Tuesday (yesterday) morning of the unexpected death of her brother, Johnny B. McClure, in a Ft. Worth hospital.

The 51 year old native of Blooming Grove had entered the hospital Monday and death occurred Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock. Cancer was given as the cause of death, but he had not told his family of his condition.

Funeral plans were incomplete Tuesday afternoon pending the arrival of brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife of Ft. Worth who is the former Imogene Payne of Frost; a son, Douglas McClure; a daughter, Mrs. Gail Hill; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Ednis McClure of Corsicana, and other brothers and sisters.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 11, 1970
  • TXDI for death date
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Johnny Watson
abt 1899 - Feb 1970

Johnny Watson Dies in Marlin

Johnny Watson, 71 year old veteran of WWII, died Friday in VA Hospital at Marlin after a long illness. Funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Waxahachie and interment was in Italy Cemetery.

He was born in the Slay community and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Watson. In the last few years he had resided in Malone and Blooming Grove.

Survivors are three brothers in Dallas and a sister living in California.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb. 18, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Vernice (Rhodes) McGraw
May 21, 1909 - Aug 12, 1977

Mrs. Vernice McGraw's Funeral Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Vernice McGraw, 68, were held Saturday, Aug. 12 at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.  She died Friday, Aug. 11, in Corsicana.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the Blooming Grove First Baptist, and the Rev. T. R. Vaughn, pastor of the Emmett Baptist Church.  Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.  Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

A longtime resident of Blooming Grove, Mrs. McGraw and her husband, Fred, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in April 1976.

Born in Cryer Creek, Mrs. McGraw had lived in the Blooming Grove area her lifetime.

Survivors include her husband, Fred McGraw of BG; five sons, Alton McGraw of Dallas, Donald McGraw, Thurmon McGraw and Lacy McGraw, all of Blooming Grove, and Bob McGraw of Irving; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Ryan of Santa Maria, Calif.; two brothers, Carma Rhodes of Blooming Grove and Charles Rhodes Jr. of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian McGraw of Barry, and Mrs.

LaVerle Boyd of Dresden; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Aug. 17, 1977

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • SSDI: Vernice McGraw; 05-21-1909; 08-00-1977; 458-58-9366; 76626 Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

  • TXDI: Mcgraw Vernice 08-12-1977 NAVARRO Female

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Mrs. McGraw

BLOOMING GROVE-Funeral services were Saturday at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Vernice McGraw, 68, of Blooming Grove who died Firday in Corsicana.
The Rev. W.A. Corley officiated and the Rev. T. R. Vaughn assisted. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her widower, Fred McGraw of Blooming Grove, five sons, Alton McGraw of Dallas, Donald McGraw of Blooming Grove, Thurmon McGraw of Blooming Grove, Bob McGraw of Irving, and Uicy McGraw of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Ann Ryan of Santa Maria, Calif.; two brothers, Carma Rhodes of Blooming Grove and Charles Rhodes Jr. of Blooming
Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian McGraw of Barry, and Mrs. La Verle Boyd of Dresden; 18 grandchildren; and seven greatrandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers. Bradley Funeral Home will direct.

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Lillie Mae (Odom) Chitty-McClure
Nov 1, 1900 - Dec 7, 1991

Lillie Mae McClure, 91, of Blooming Grove, died Dec. 7, 1991, at Park Row Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Terry Skinner officiating.  Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Harvey M. McClure of Blooming Grove; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Darla and John Craddock of Mansfield; and one sister, Chelsley Mixon of Mabank.

Pallbearers will be J.K. Melton, Hoss Farrish, Dollie Hollingsworth, Alva Lynn Smith, Bill Woodland and Buddy Pullins.

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Will D. Willis
Jun 29, 1900 - Oct 20, 1970

WILL D. WILLIS NATIVE OF BG DIES OCT. 20

Funeral for Will D. Willis, 70 year old native of Blooming Grove, was held in Corsicana Wednesday afternoon, October 21, and interment was in Hamilton Cemetery.  He died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.  He was a veteran of the Army.

Survivors are a brother, Willie Willis, and a sister, Miss Jennie Mae Willis, both of Corsicana.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Willis was an employee of Pete Huff's clothing and cleaning business in Blooming Grove many years.  The family moved to Corsicana more than 35 years ago.

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Ethel Daniel
abt 1903 - July 1974

Mrs. W.R. (Ethel) Daniel, 71, longtime Corsicana resident, died early Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.  She was a native of Frost and a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 5 pm Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, W.R. Daniel; five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Anshutz of Mansfield, Ohio; Mrs. Mildred Burneston of Port Arthur; Mrs. JoAnn Hand, Mrs. Pattie Sue Howell and Mrs. Betty Wylie, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Reed and Mrs. Bob Brockett, both of Bakersfield, Calif; and two brothers, Roy Ryan and Gilmer Ryan, also of Bakersfield.

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Robert Franklin Hubbard Jr.
Jul 23, 1939 - Mar 6, 1992

Robert F. Hubbard Jr.

Robert Franklin Hubbard Jr., 52, of Blooming Grove, died March 6, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Marvin Moore officiating. 

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hubbard of Possum Kingdon; wife, Wanda Hubbard of Blooming Grove; son, Robert F. Hubbard III of Retreat; two daughters, Michelle Duncan of Rice, and Dianna Mosley of Ennis; one brother, Jack Hubbard of Garland; four sisters, Bobbie Patrick of Weatherford, Joyce Wallace of Euless, Kathryn Weaver of Irving, and Susie Meredith of Terrell; and one grandchild, Ashley Marie.

Pallbearers will be Elton Thompson, Jim Miller, John Ivy, Eddie Medders, D. Red Manning and Bobby Mayes.

Honorary pallbearer will be David Bowling.

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Nolan Carl Brown
Dec 31, 1919 - Feb 5, 1977

Nolan Brown, 57, Dies In Waco, Services Held At Blooming Grove Baptist

Nolan Carl Brown's funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 7, in Central Baptist Church, followed by burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

A native of Frost, the 57-year-old accountant died Saturday, Feb. 5, in Providence Hospital in Waco.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. E. A. Jordan and the Rev. J. W. Hodges. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A former resident of Blooming Grove and Frost, Brown had lived in Waco some 9 years. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Maxine Gellen Brown of Waco; one son, Bobby Brown of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Hodges of Barry; one sister, Mrs. Lenner Faye DeWolfe of Bay City; and four grandchildren.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

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Karen June Boyd
Aug 11, 1948 - Aug 21, 1957

Funeral services for Karen June Boyd, who died Wednesday in Dallas, were held Friday at 3 p.m. She was the 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Boyd of San Angelo.

Services were held from the First Baptist Church and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Garland and Randall Boyd; a sister, Jane Boyd; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Boyd of Blooming Grove and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl Whiteside, Herman Boyd, Alvie Boyd and Max Barnes, Jr.

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Letha F. (Ingram) Biggar
Jul 24, 1902 - Oct 6, 1987

Letha Ingram Biggar

Letha Ingram Biggar, 85, of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday at her residence.

Service is 10 a.m. Thursday at the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Leroy Reeves and the Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She is survived by two sons, Joe Biggar, of Lancaster, and Stinky Biggar, of Blooming Grove; and three grandchildren, Stephanie Biggar and Amanda Biggar, both of Blooming Grove, and Cheryl Biggar, of Lancaster.

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Letha Ingram Biggar

Letha Ingram Biggar, 85, of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday at her residence.

Service was 10 a.m. Thursday at the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Leroy Reeves and the Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Burial was in the Rosehill Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Joe Biggar, of Lancaster, and Stinky Biggar, of Blooming Grove; and three grandchildren, Stephanie Biggar and Amanda Biggar, both of Blooming Grove, and Cheryl Biggar, of Lancaster.

Pallbearers were James Jones, Gene Story, Buddy McGraw, Jimmy Armstrong, Ed Hill, Roger Hampshire, Bob Taylor and Phil Golden.

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Bessie Ollie (Brown) Spencer
Nov 27, 1904 - Feb 4, 1977

Funeral Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Spencer

Funeral services for Mrs. C.R. Bessie Spencer of Blooming Grove were held Sunday in the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Richard Laster, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She died Friday, Feb. 4, at the Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church and the Frost Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include her husband, C. R. Spencer of Blooming Grove; two sons, C.R. Spencer Jr. of San Diego, Calif, and Ted B. Spencer of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Brown of Clifton; two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Rice of Sherman and Mrs. J. J. Lumpkin of Dripping Springs; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Bryant, Edd Hill, Benny Hinkle, Jim Garrison, Warren Culp and Jack Armstrong.

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Mrs. Spencer

BLOOMING GROVE - Mrs. C.R. (Bessie) Spencer of Blooming Grove died at Memorial Hospital Friday in Corsicana.  Services will be at 2 p.m. sunday in the First Methodist Church of Blooming Grove, where she was a member.

The Rev. Richard Laster, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

She was a member of the Frost Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include her husband, C.R. Spencer, of Blooming Grove; two sons, C.R. Spencer Jr. of San Diego, Calif. and Ted B. Spencer of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. J.W. Brown of Clifton; two sisters, Mrs. W.T. Rice of Sherman and Mrs. J.J. Lumpkin of Dripping Springs; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Robert Bryant, Edd Hill, Benny Hinkle, Jim Garrison, Warren Culp and Jack Armstrong.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Blooming Grove Methodist Church.

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Charlie Parham Lynch
May 3, 1894 - Aug 5, 1981

Charlie Parham Lynch, 87, of Blooming Grove died August 5 at 3 a.m. He was born May 3, 1894.

Survivors include his widow, Mamie Hix Lynch; three sons, Cecil Lynch of Gromercg (sic-Gramercy), Louisana (sic), Melvin Lynch of Blooming Grove and William E. Lynch of Riolto, California; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Beene of Fort Stockton, Mrs. Lorene Bryant of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Billie Joyce Rawson of Kelseyville, California; 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

Services were held last Friday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Dave Fortner officiation (sic). Burial for the life-long Blooming Grove resident was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Benny Clarence Collier
Feb 28, 1933 - Jul 25, 1992

Benny C. Collier, 59, of Blooming Grove, died July 25, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Collier of Blooming Grove; mother, Lula May Vernon of Copeville, Texas; two sons, Benny D. Collier of Alvarado, and Ricky L. Collier of Arlington; one daughter, Rhonda Stevens of Lancaster; one brother, Tony Collier of Azle; one sister, Betty Jane Darden of Copeville; and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jerry Elseman, Ted Baker, Ben Hardin, Rick Brashear, Gordon Heath and Bob Foster.

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Fenton Melvin Young Sr.
Aug 27, 1888 - Aug 10, 1977

Funeral Services Held For Frost Resident Fenton Young, 88

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 11, for Fenton M. Young, 88, resident of Frost who died Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. Burial followed in Frost Cemetery.

The Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor of the Frost United Methodist Church, officiated at the services, which were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

Survivors include three sons, Lloyd Young of Howard, F. M. Young Jr. of Frost, and Travis Young of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Earleen Doyle of Italy; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Truman Raley, Charles Martin, Jack Slater, Irvin Moore, James Brown and Kenneth Logan.

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Carl Lee Smith
abt 1936 - Aug 5, 1974

Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, August 7, at Corley Funeral Home for Carl Lee Smith, 38, Corsicana veteran of the Korean conflict who died Monday in the Lisbon VA Hospital in Dallas after a lengthy illness. The Rev. B. W. Johnson officiated with burial in the Younger Cemetery.

A native of Purdon, he had resided in Corsicana for six years and was a member of the Church of God. He was a cotton gin foreman.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Barbara Nell Alexander Smith of Corsicana; five sons, Philip Smith of Beaumont, Carl Lee Jr., Henry Martin, Mark James, and Raymond Lasley Smith, all of Corsicana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Smith of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Alice Polk of LaVega, Texas.

Pallbearers were Corsicana firemen with whom he formerly worked: George Scott, John Meadows, Douglas Fogg, Bobby G. Clay, Jess Praytor, Royce Owens, Bill Hanna and Bill Richardson.

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Autria Rae Compton
Dec 19, 1955 - Aug 14, 1974

Autra Compton

Miss Autra Rae Compton, 18, of Kilgore was killed in a car wreck in Kilgore Wednesday night, August 14.

Services were held Friday, August 16, at 10 am at the First Baptist Church in Kilgore. Dr. Edwin Mays officiated.

Arrangements were with the Rader Funeral Home.

Miss Compton and her family formerly resided in Corsicana.

Graveside services were held Friday at 2 pm at the Younger Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Rainey officiating.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Annette Compton of Kilgore; her father, Tom Compton of Nacogdoches; three brothers, Michael, Mark, and Matthew Compton, all of Kilgore; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Compton and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. French, all of Purdon.

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Henry Arp Jr.
Oct 22, 1889 - Apr 17, 1974

Funeral services were held at 3 pm Thursday at the Bradley Funeral Home for Henry Arp Jr. 84, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, officiated and burial was at Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J.E. Mays and Mrs. Nelna Byrd, both of Temple; a son, William G. Arp of Cypress, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Fenner Holditch of Blooming Grove and Mrs. N. C. Hollemen of Sante Fe, N.M.; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rufus Putman, James Page, Loyd Frederick, H. S. Whorton, Beauford Farish, and Doug Magee.

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Ethel (Hadley) Hale
Dec 18, 1894 - Aug 3, 1974

Ethel Hale

Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. D. D. Hale, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Claud Parrish officiated, and burial was at Dresden Cemetery.

She was a native of Drane and a member of the Westside Church of Christ.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. H. B. Hale of Corsicana; a brother, W. D. Hadley of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were E. A. Campbell, O. L. Slaughter, Harold Borg, N. R. Wright, Ray Alderman, Lowell Reed and Glenn Bell.

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