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Warren Curtis Henthorn
Mar 5, 1920 - Oct 29, 1990

Curtis Henthorn, 70, of Purdon, died at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Walter Stevenson and O. E. Permenter officiating. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery.

He retired from the City of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife Imogene York Henthorn of Purdon; one son Don Henthorn of Purdon; one daughter, Barbara McCraw of Corsicana; two brothers, Clifford Henthorn of Corsicana and James Henthorn of Itaska; five sisters Dot Helton of Hillsboro, Gladys Adams of Frost, Opal Bratcher of Mertens, Ruby Robinson of Howton, and Margie Nixon of Joplin, MO; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Thompson, Glen Bratcher, Leon Helton, H. B.

Carrington, Jack Conger and James Henthorn.

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Wilma D. (Hodges) Scott
Jan 23, 1912 - Sep 15, 2005

Wilma Scott
Wilma Hodges Scott was born in Meridian, Mississipi on January 23, 1912 to Jim Allen and Bessie Clay Hodges. She passed away on September 15, 2007 in Lockhart, Texas at the age of 95 years, 7 months and 23 days. Service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Frost with Gary Rodgers officiating and burial in the Frost Cemetery. At the age of 5, Wilma and the Hodges family moved to Texas and she was raised in the Slay community. In 1934, she married Theo Scott of Frost, Texas and most of their married life was spent in Frost. They did move to Lubbock, Texas in 1961, but returned to Frost in 1970. Theo passed away in 1981 and in March 1983, Wilma moved to Lockhart and remained their until her death. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Theo Scott, son John M. Scott, brothers - Otis, Kiah, Therrell and Fred Hodges, sisters - Maybell Webb, Inez Tidwell and Louise Wilbanks. Wilma is survived by her daughter Sue Galle and husband Lowe of Lockhart, Texas; 4 grandchildren - Cynthia Scott Ellis and husband Wayne of Bullard, Texas, Angela Scott Newland and husband Danny of Corsicana, Texas, Greg Galle and wife Anybe of Austin, Texas, Karla Galle Tate and husband Michael of Lockhart, Texas; 5 great-grandchildren: Rebekkah Newland, Courtney Sanders, Nichole Galle, Mark Tate, Julie Tate; 2 great-great grandchildren - Mason and Luke Sanders; 2 brothers - Frank Hodges and wife Wanda of Lubbock, Texas and Donald Hodges of Temple, Texas and a number of nieces and nephews.


Brooks Wheeler
Jan 1, 1939 - Sep 18, 2007

Brooks Wheeler
Brooks Wheeler, resident of the Tupelo-Chatfield area, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at his residence at the age of 68 years. He was born in the Tupelo Community on January 1, 1939 to Ralph Wheeler and Gordie Gorman Wheeler. Brooks is retired from Otis Engineering after 37 years, working as a safety inspector. He was an Associate Member of the Petroleum Engineers. An avid outdoors man, he loved to fish and hunt and raise cattle. He worked with his father at times making cabinets. Brooks is survived by his wife Lue Wheeler of Tupelo-Chatfield. Son and daughter-in-law: Greg Wheeler and wife Karen of Allen. Grandchildren: Cody Wheeler and Karli Wheeler. Sister: Lee Szenasy and husband Charlie of Duncan, Oklahoma. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 ? 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chatfield United Methodist Church with Rev. Harold Braddick officiating. Burial will follow at the New Chatfield Cemetery.


Zack Wilkerson Boyd
Dec 27, 1919 - Sep 13, 2007

Mr. Zack Boyd, 87, of Texas City and formerly of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2007 in Texas City. He was born on December 27, 1919 in Eureka, Texas.
He was a gaduate of Mildred High School. A veteran of World War II in the Army Air Corp. He worked for Stewart Motor Company from 1947 until he retired. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, and was an avid golfer & fisherman.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Lang, Tom Sullivan, Paul Stewart, Bobby Grantham, Duane Nutt, and Mark Boyd. Honorary Pallbearers will be H. D. Wyatt and Maco Stewart.

Mr. Boyd is survived by his Wife of 65 years, Eula Mae Boyd, Daughter & Son-in-Law, Robbie & Philip Tharp, III, Sister, Mary Ellen Grantham, Brother, Walter Boyd.

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Mildred Louise (McGinnis) Chapman-Miller
Aug 8, 1923 - Sep 16, 2007

Mildred Louise Miller

Mrs. Mildred McGinnis Chapman Miller, 84, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2007 in Garland, Texas. She was born on August 8, 1923 in Hubbard, Texas.

She was raised in Hubbard, and married her childhood sweetheart, Frank V. Chapman, Jr. She was a minister's wife and raised four kids. She was a member of the Baptist church, and was an active part of the church operations. She worked at the Ideal Theatre while her husband was serving his country. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She was a homemaker, and a very loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Darin Wood and Rev. Richard Ham officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Owens, Terry Jacobs, Brent Chapman, Al Aranda, Eric Chapman, and Lyn Winstead. Honorary Pallbearers are Stoney Jacobs, Jade Owens, and Kyle Wilcox.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank V. Chapman, Jr. & Billy James Miller, Son, Garland Keith Chapman, Parents, Thomas E. & Lois McGinnis, Sisters, Florence Roberts & Elsie Jewel Poylson, and a Brother, Thomas Elbert McGinnis, Jr.

She is survived by her Daughter & Son-in-law-Linda & Danny Owens of Corsicana, TX Son & Daughter-in-law-Dennis & Ava Chapman of Magnolia, TX Son-Douglas Chapman of Corsicana, TX Daughter-in-Law-Janet Chapman of Corsicana, TX Grandson & Wife-Robert & Crystal Owens of Corsicana, TX Granddaughter & Husband-Kimberly & Terry Jacobs of Corsicana, TX Grandson & Wife-Brent & Rebekah Chapman of Houston, TX Granddaughter & Husband-Holly & Al Aranda of Houston, TX Grandson & Wife-Eric & Kendra Chapman of Corsicana, TX Granddaughter & Husband-Blaire & Lyn Winstead of Rice, TX Other-Nine Great Grandchildren Sister & Brother-in-law-Opal & Troy Holt of Robinson, TX Sister-Lorene Curry of Robinson, TX Sister-in-Law & Husband-Helen & Herbert Wilcox of Corsicana, TX Sister-in-Law-Jean Chapman of Henderson, TX Brother-in-Law & Wife-Robert & Bobette Chapman of Malakoff, TX Brother-in-Law & Wife-Rev. Howard & Dorcus Chapman of Wichita Falls, TX Brother-in-Law-Orel Smith of Corsicana, TX Other-Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to either the American Cancer Society, 621 N. Main, Corsicana, TX 75110 or the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207 or the American Diabetes Association, 12580 Spurling Drive; Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75230.


William T. Glazener
Oct 23, 1927 - Sep 13, 2007

William T. Glazener
William T. (Bill) Glazener, 79, passed away Thursday September 13, 2007 in Bonham. He was born October 23, 1927 in Teague to Clyde and June Pridgeon Glazener. Visitation will be 2-5 Sunday September 16, 2007. Services will be 11am Monday September 17, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Winston Dennis officiating. Burial following at Cade Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay White, Lyle Chandler, Ronnie Chandler, Dan Schnizius, W.A. Huntsberger Jr. and Fritz Smarz. Honorary pallbearers will be The Chosin Flew. He is survived by son W.T. and Dru Glazener of Winnsboro, sisters in law Sarah Chandler of Dallas, Virginia White of Waco. Numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Letha (Almond) Adams 
Dec 21, 1920 - Sep 13, 2007

Letha Almond Adams

Letha Almond Adams, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at her residence at the age of 86 years. She was born on December 21, 1920. Letha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who enjoyed her family, friends, church, teaching her Sunday School Class, cooking, flower gardening, reading, and vacation times. She was a Charter Member of Trinity Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Leroy and Mattie Almond. Sister: Lometta Tanner. Brothers: Alfred Almond, James Almond, Alton Almond, Leroy Almond, Bobby Almond, and Merle Almond.

Survivors include her husband, the love of her life, of 68 years Truman Adams of Corsicana. Daughter: Dot Burns and husband Marvin of Corsicana. Son: Don Adams of Corsicana. Grandson: Mike Adams of Corsicana. Granddaughter: Lisa and Chuck Burns of Corsicana. Great grandchildren: Mark Burns, Matthew Burns, Trae Adams, Melanie Fields, Brooke Adams, and Bethany Burns. Brothers: Charlie Almond of Carrollton and Clyde Almond and wife Betty of Sherman. Sisters: Leona Wheeler of Midlothian and Wanda Durden of Dallas. Sister-in-laws: Valta Bruce of Silver City and Dorothy Adams of Arlington. Number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.


Velma (Hughes) Casey
Nov 4, 1913 - Sep 11, 2007

Velma Hughes Casey - Fairfield
Velma Hughes Casey, 93 of Fairfield, passed away September 11, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born November 4, 1913 to W.A. and Nellie Hughes. She was a nurses aid and enjoyed caring for other people. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, taking care of her flowers and cooking for her loved ones. She is survived by sons Talbert Casey Jr. and wife Jean, Douglas Casey and wife Sue. Daughters Lera Wren and husband Billy, Barbara Nell Sartor and husband Terry. Daughter in law Charlcie Casey. 14 grandchildren. Sister Mrs. Ruby Lee Missildine. She is preceded by husband of 47 years Talbert Casey Sr., son Billy Roy Casey, daugher Linda Casey Hull, grandson Billy Douglas Wren, great granddaughter Naline Wren, parents W.A. and Nellie Hughes, brothers Charlie Hughes, Lloyd Hughes, Snapper Hughes, Alton Hughes and Earl Hughes, sister Lilly Crook, Blanche Claridge and Gladys Evans. Visitation will be held 6-8 Wednesday September 12, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 am Thursday September 13, 2007 at Round Prairie Baptist Church with Rev. Henry Lee Harton and Bro. Ed Ridge officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Casey, Wayne Casey, Scott Casey, David Wren, Joe Wren, Rusty Sartor, Mark Hull and Jeff Casey. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

Urna Marie Castles
Nov 27, 1912 - Sep 11, 2007

Urna Marie Castles
Urna Marie Castles of Houston passed away Sept. 11, 2007. She was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Quitman, Miss. Urna was preceded in death by her husband, Joe T. Castles Sr. She is survived by her son, Joe T. Castles Jr. and his wife Claire; granddaughters, Terri and Lauren Castles; and sisters, Margaret Lane and Mae Ethel Irby. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Association. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Klein Funeral Chapel, 16131 Champion Forest, Klein, with a funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. Graveside will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Klein Funeral Home, Klein.

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Dorothy Lee (Barham) Clarkston
Jan. 30, 1923 - Sep 19, 2008

Dorothy Barham Clarkston, 84, of Port Neches went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007. She was born Jan. 30, 1923. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland. A gathering of family and friends will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Broussard’s, 505 12th St., Nederland. Dorothy was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Nederland from 1963 to 1981 and moved back there four years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Clarkston; parents, Robert and Opal Barham; sister, Bobbie Fuller; and by her faithful guide dogs, Zippy and Ellen. Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Rice and husband Charles of Sour Lake and Kay Bottoms and husband Durwood of Port Neches; four grandchildren, John Rice and wife Wendy of Lumberton, Tammy Hennigan and husband Van of Frisco, Jason Bottoms and wife Heather of Kingwood and Jaelyn Pellegrin and husband Heath of Groves; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Jordan, Katie, J.C., Mikaylie, Kaden and Tayelor; two sisters, Wanda Hambrick of Corsicana and Alice Bell of Blooming Grove; and many other family and friends. Arrangements by Broussard’s, Nederland.

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Dorothy Lee Barham Clarkston, 84, of Port Neches, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 19, 2007.

Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Monday, September 24, 2007 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland under the direction of Broussard’s in Nederland. A gathering of family and friends will be 3:00-5:00 Sunday at the mortuary.

Dorothy was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Nederland from 1963-1981 and moved back here four years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of First
Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Clarkston; parents, Robert and Opal Barham; sister, Bobbie Fuller; and by her faithful guide dogs Zippy and Ellen.

Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Rice and her husband Charles of Sour Lake, Kay Bottoms and her husband Durwood of Port Neches; four grandchildren, John Rice and his wife Wendy of Lumberton, Tammy Hennigan and her husband Van of Frisco, Jason Bottoms and his wife Heather of Kingwood, Jaelyn Pellegrin and her husband Heath of Groves; eight great grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Jordan, Katie, J.C., Mikaylie, Kaden, and Tayelor; two sisters, Wanda Hambrick of Corsicana, Alice Bell of Blooming Grove and many other family and friends.

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John Spencer Callicutt III
Nov 29, 1938 - Sep 20, 2007
 

John Spencer Callicutt III
John Spencer Callicutt III of Richland-Chambers Reservoir area entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007.He was preceded in death by his father, John Spencer Callicutt Jr. He is survived by his mother, Clellia Mae Hilliard Callicutt of Corsicana; his wife, Margaret; his daughter, Cylynne Grace Callicutt of Crosby; his son, Johnathan Callicutt and wife Lisa of Crosby; his grandchildren, Clayton Spencer and Hayley Nicole Callicutt of Crosby; his brother, Jack Callicutt and wife Sandra of Holly Lake Ranch; and nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Born on Nov. 29, 1938, in Taft, his family returned to the Corsicana home of his grandparents, Judge John Spencer Callicutt and Evelina, when he was 12 years of age. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1956, completed two years at Navarro College and transferred to North Texas State College. He graduated from NTSC in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While at NTSC, he met Margaret Bennett — the love of his life and his wife of 46 years. Upon graduation, John enlisted in the United States Army proudly serving his country as a member of the 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood. When honorably discharged in September 1964, he and Margaret relocated to Houston with the two absolute joys of his life — his daughter and his son. While in Houston, John was employed for 29 years with Westinghouse Electric and four years at Eaton Cutler-Hammer in the position of inside sales. He retired in 1998.While his children were growing up, John was active in Jacinto City Little League serving both as a coach and president of the league. He also coached Pop Warner football. He loved the outdoors, especially the Texas Hill Country. He loved sports, especially UT football. He was an avid fisherman and looked forward to every spring as the crappie filled his cove at the lake. His greatest love, however, was time spent with his family and friends A celebration of John’s life will be held at Corley Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Mike Alexander and the Rev. Warren Green officiating. Interment will follow at the family plot at Oakwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Don Atkeisson of Corsicana, Johnny Baggett of Seattle, Wash., and John Barron of Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Don Cofer of Corsicana, Bobby Carpenter of Corsicana, Jay Estes of McKinney, Stan Niece of Plano, Alan Taylor of Cypress and Keith Young of Hill Top Lakes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Tyler Office, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun on 9/22/2007

Jim Rodgers, Dr.
Nov 18, 1932 - Sep 20, 2007

Dr. Jim Rodgers
Dr. Jim Rodgers, 74 of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at his home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Graveside services will be held in Stanberry, Mo., at a later date. Dr. Rodgers was born Nov. 18, 1932, in Stanberry, Mo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys; father, Burton Rodgers; and nephew, Ryan Smith. He is survived by wife, Jane of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Wid Smith of Macon, Mo.; four daughters, Dana Rodgers of Troy, Dawn Fabela of Travis AFB, Calif., Veronica Ramirez and husband Al Marino, Amanda Tapley and husband Doug Tapley, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Zachary Fabela, Jane Ann Rodgers, Nicole Arreola, Triniti, Chelsea, Katie and Joanna Tapley; one niece, Kelly and husband Shane Petre, and great-niece and great-nephew, Kelsey and Ryan Petre, all of Macon Mo.; and numerous other relatives and close friends. Dr. Rodgers served his country in the Korean War, moving on to become a college professor and school administrator. His business was young people and their well being having served as a longtime member and the chairman of the Navarro County Child Protective and Regulatory services. In 1958 he became a master mason, a Scottish Rite 32nd degree mason and a member of the York Rite Bodies as well as Order of Eastern Star. His major area of interest, however, was his family. They were first in his life and were loved greatly by him. He was a man who could and did so many things mostly for others and will be greatly missed. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110; the American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice in the name of his family. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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John Carrol Price
abt 1930 - Sep 17, 2007

John Carrol Price, 78, of Kerens passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


O'Dell (Barnes) Moore
Jun 12, 1917 - Sep 22, 2007

O'Dell Barnes More was born in Beaverton, AL to Lillie Agnes Owens & Richard Earl Barnes on June 12, 1917. She passed away on September 22, 2007 in Whitney, TX. O’Dell was the 3rd born of 7 children. Proceeded in death by parents, 2 sisters-Minnie & Trudy Markham. O’Dell is survived by husband Clarence M. (Pete) Moores-2 brothers-Neal Barnes of Ft Worth, Ted Barnes of White Settlement & 2 sisters- Velma Byrom & Ruth Collins both of Houston. She has 17 nieces & nephews . O’Dell married Clarence Milton Moore of Whitney May 16, 1959 in Durant Ok. She is the Mother of 2 children: Bettie Cathey of Ft Worth & Peggy Jo Taylor of Whitney. Loving Grandmother to 7 grandkids, 13 great grandkids & 1 great great grandchild.
Aspirations of life were traveling in the motor home with husband, all around the country. Sightseeing, buying souvenirs and most of all fishing. She also loved sewing, needlework, crafts, babysitting, and being a housewife.

She will be missed by all & in our hearts forever.

Services will be at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana Monday Sept 24 at 2:00 P.M. with Chaplain Glen Gray, Chaplain of Hospice of the Heart, will be officiating. Interment following at Birdston Cemetery.

Lottie Mae (Conditt) Barham-Taylor
Jul 13, 1910 - Mar 10, 1994

Lottie Barham Taylor, 13 Jul 1910-10 Mar 1994

Lottie Barham Taylor, 83, of Blooming Grove, died March 10, 1994, at Twilight Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery, with Tommy Hood officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 13, 1910.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Sam Barham and Worthy Taylor; her daughter, Glenda Barham; and two sons, E. A. Barham and Fred C.
Barham.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sammye and Gordon L. Griffin; two daughters-in-law, Lois Barham and Juanita Barham; one sister-in-law, Willie Mae Conditt; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Mar 1994. Wife of Sam Barham and Worthy Taylor; mother of Edward Allen, Fred Clay, Sammye Elizabeth and Glenda Faye Barham.
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Prudy A (Coggins) Barham
Feb 03, 1878 - Nov 17, 1958

Services Held For Mrs. Barham
Mrs. Prudie Ann Barham, 89, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Christian church with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
A native of Smith county, Mrs. Barham had resided in this community since two years of age.
Surviving are three sons, Jos. H., N. W. and Phillip R. Barham, all of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Virginia Barnes, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Janie Deason, Henrietta, and Mrs. Cannie Brown, Blooming Grove; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Feb 9, 1958
  • Wife of Philip White Barham. Mother of Joe, Raymond, Virginia, Nick, Phillip and little Cannie Barham.
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Margaret Ann (Bradley) Cook
1876 - Dec 18, 1955

Mrs. S. A. Cook Expires Sunday Mrs. S. A. Cook, 84, native of Thornton and long-time Navarro county resident, 2101 West Thirteenth avenue, died in Gladewater. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Kirby McGuire, pastor of the Queen Avenue Baptist church in Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, and Dr. W. M. Shamburger. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Surviving are five sons, A. R. Cook, Pickett; Barney Cook, Odessa; Howard Cook, California; Samuel Cook, LaPorte, and Jack Cook, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Pearl Ferrell, Gladewater; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Misses Willa and Beula Bradley, both of Thornton and Mrs. Ella Cox, Teague, and other relatives. Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Cook Funeral services for Mrs. S. A. Cook, 84, who died in Gladewater Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Kirby McGuire, pastor of the Queen Avenue Baptist Church, Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, and D. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Mrs. Cook was a native of Thornton and had resided in Navarro county from many years, making her home in the Pickett community before moving to 2101 West Thirteenth avenue a number of years ago. Surviving are five sons, A. R. Cook, Pickett; Barney Cook, Odessa; Howard Cook, California; Samuel Cook, LaPorte, and Jack Cook, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Pearl Ferrell, Gladewater; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Misses Willa and Beula Bradley, both of Thornton and Mrs. Ella Cox, Teague, and other relatives. Grandsons were pallbearers.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 20, 1955
  • Wife of Sidney Albert Cook. Mother of Alvah, Cecil, Barney, Lizzie, Leslie, Howard and Sam Cook.
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Freddie Estelle (Barham) Sheppard
Aug 1899 - Jun 24, 1966

Mrs.Freddy Estelle Sheppard, 66, widow of the late Dr. J. J. Sheppard of Frost, died in a Garland senior citizens home Friday night. She had resided there for the past six months.
Funeral services at McCormick funeral services were pending. Burial will be inRose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Sheppard is survived by two sons, Jack F. Sheppard, Garland, and Joe Sheppard, Port Jefferson, N. Y.; two brothers, Sam Barham, Lubbock; and Granville Barham, Hillsboro; Mrs. Charlie Atchison, Cisco; Mrs. Ben Brooks, Garland; seven grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jun 25, 1966
  • Daughter of Frederick Lee “Fred” Barham and Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" (Langston) Barham; wife of Dr. Joseph Jackson Sheppard
    Sheppard; mother of Jack F. Sheppard and Dr. Joseph Jackson "Joe" Sheppard II
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Roy  Lee "Jack" McCleary
Sep 19, 1917 - Nov 1, 1965

Jack McCleary Services Held
Funeral services for Jack McCleary, 48, who died in a Hillsboro hospital Monday, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Line Street Methodist church in Hillsboro with burial in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright and Rev. Bob Cook.
McCleary operated a service station and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife of Hillsboro; two sons, Billy Dell McCleary, California and Roy Charles McCleary, Hillsboro; two daughters, Margaret McCleary and Wanda Gail McCleary, both of Hillsboro; mother, Mrs. Mary McCleary, Hillsboro; a brother, A. Y. Kilcrease, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Mason, Hillsboro; Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, Houston; Mrs. Emma Jennings, Terrell, and Mrs. Winnie Paschal, Corsicana.

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John Lace "Lacy" McGraw
Oct 9, 1886 - Oct 4, 1957

Lacy John McGraw, 71, retired farmer, long-time Blooming Grove resident, died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning following a heart attack Thursday afternoon.
A native of Mississippi, he had resided in the Blooming Grove area for more than 50 years.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove Saturday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles Hall, Carthage, former pastor, and Rev. Ritchie, new pastor of the church.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; six sons, Otis McGraw, Barry; Earl and Irvin McGraw, both of Corsicana; Fred and Jos. McGraw, both of Blooming Grove; and Clay McGraw, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Marie Littlejohn, Milford, Mrs. Pauline North, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Eula Dale Phillips, Corsicana; and Mrs. Bertha Sue Moore, New Mexico; 28 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Harold Dozier, Boyd Bryant, W. B. Ellis, Charlie Sheppard, Doris Eddleman, and Drew Gillen.
McCormick Funeral Services will direct.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Oct 4, 1957
  • Son of Jesse Franklin and Amanda Pauline (Leach) McGraw. Husband of Eula Thomas (Frederick) McGraw. Father of Bill, Thomas Earl, Fred, Joe, Carl, Henry Clay, Marie, Pauline, Edward Erwin, Eula and Bertha McGraw.
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Will Roy McGraw
Aug 9, 1936 - Mar 19, 1966

W. R. McGraw Dies Saturday
Will Roy (Sonny) McGraw; 29, life-long resident of this community, died Saturday morning in Parkland Memorial hospital in Dallas following an extended illness.
Arrangements were incomplete Saturday noon at McCormick Funeral Service.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGraw, Blooming Grove; two borthers, Jim Bob McGraw, Frost, and Raymond Edward McGraw, Blooming Grove; seven sisters, Mrs. Nannie Ruth Palmer, Garland; Mrs. Dorothy Jean Hill, Lindale; Mrs. Lena Mae Winstead, Dallas; Mrs. Peggy Sue Cannon, Garland; Mrs. Glinda Jo Bain, and Miss Doris McGraw, both of Dallas; and Mrs. Diane Cornish, Germany, and other relatives.

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Ernest "Jug" McGraw
Feb 25, 1912 - Mar 10, 1994

Ernest (Jug) McGraw, 82, of Blooming Grove, died March 10, 1994, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Barry Fikes and Tommy Hood officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Griffen-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 25, 1912.
He was preceded in death by his son, Bobbie Harold McGraw, one grandson and one granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Ann (Collier) McGraw of Blooming Grove; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Wanda McGraw of Midland, Mack and Mary McGraw and Billy Wayne and Pat McGraw, all of Blooming Grove; two daughters and sons-in-law, Katheryn and Pete Peters and Jane and Alva Lynn Smith, all of Blooming Grove; one sister, Edith Reed of Ennis; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Nannie Ruth (McGraw) Palmer
Oct 28, 1928 - Jul 21, 1975

Mrs. Palmer Services will be 10 a.m. at Wesley Methodist Church for Mrs. Ruth Palmer, 46, of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Mrs. Palmer was a Blooming Grove native who had lived in Corsicana for six years and was a member of Wesley Methodist Church and employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. Survivors include her husband, Frank R. Palmer of Corsicana; three sons, Richard Palmer, Dennis Palmer and Donald Palmer, all of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Nicholson of Blooming Grove; one granddaughter, Dana Nicholson of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Jim Bob McGraw of Frost and Raymond E. McGraw of Blooming Grove; six sisters, Mrs. Cecil Hill of Lindale, Mrs. Peggy Cannon of Kaufman and Mrs. David Stiblinz of Terrell, Mrs. Bob Winstad and Mrs. Bill Bain, both of Irving, and Mrs. Windell Cornish of California, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Myers, Doyle Moore, James Doolen, Lawton McCain, Neal Crawford, David Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be George Downs, Bill Borgey, Eddie Denbow. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Services were held at 10 am Wednesday, July 23, at Wesley Methodist Church for Mrs. Nanie Ruth Palmer, 46, of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Leroy Reaves officiated with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Palmer was a Blooming Grove native who had lived in Corsicana for six years and was a member of Wesley Methodist Church and employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

Survivors include her husband, Frank R. Palmer of Corsicana; three sons, Richard Palmer, Dennis Palmer and Donald Palmer, all of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Nicholson of Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. Robert McGraw of Blooming Grove; one granddaughter, Dana Nicholson of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Jim Bob McGraw of Frost and Raymond E. McGraw of Blooming Grove; six sisters, Mrs. Cecil Hill of Lindale, Mrs. Peggy Cannon of Kaufman, Mrs. David Stibbins of Terrell, Mrs. Bob Winstead and Mrs. Bill Bain both of Irving, and Mrs. Wendell Cornish of California; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Calvin Myers, Doyle Moore, James Doolen, Lawton McCain, Neal Crawford and David Johnston.

Honorary pallbearers were George Downs, Bill Borgey, and Eddie Denbow.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Roy Pohl
Jun 27, 1942 - Sep 21, 2007

Roy Pohl, 65, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Sales officiating. Mr. Pohl was born June 27, 1942 at Bazette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Maurine Pohl. Mr. Pohl is survived by his wife, Louise Pohl of Corsicana; daughters, Penny Shue of DeSoto and Kimberly Sullivan of Lewisville; and grandsons, Kasey and Dausty Shue of DeSoto and Brance Sullivan of Lewisville. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Alva (Hill) George
Jul 14, 1882 - Nov 19, 1976

Mrs. Richard W. George, Sr.
Funeral Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Richard W. George Sr., 94, were held Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. E. A. Jordan officiating. She died Friday, Nov. 19, in a nursing home in Corsicana.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
Mrs. George, widow of the late Richard Warren George, was born July 14, 1882 in the Cryer Creek Community. She was the daughter of Tom and Sallie Hill.
Mrs. George resided most of her life in BG where she was active in church and social circles. She was a charter member of the Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.
Survivors are two sons, Dudley W. George of Tyler and Richard W. George Jr. of Corsicana; two daughters Mrs. Flint Albrecht of Navarro Mills and Mrs. William E. Carroll of Blooming Grove; one sister, Mrs. Vera P. Grant of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children.
Pallbearers were Bobby Ralston, Miller Reid, John Dorsey George, Bruce McCormick, Jay Sewell Jr. and G. W. Patterson.

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Clyda Jo (Childress) Armstrong
Oct 27, 1936 - Jun 13, 1992

Clyda Jo Armstrong

Clyda Jo Armstrong, 55, of Blooming Grove, died June 13, 1992, at the R.H.D. Hospital in Dallas.
Services will be 10 A.M. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev Terry Skinner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Armstrong of Blooming Grove; four sons Jimmy C. Armstrong, Lee Armstrong, Ace Armstrong and Brandon Armstrong, all of Blooming Grove; three daughters, Pama Conly of Dallas, Tina Roush of Blooming Grove and Becky Loosier of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; her mother Jane Childress of Blooming Grove; and two sisters, Nancy Melton of Blooming Grove and Marsha McGraw of Kansas City, Mo.
Pallbearers are Phil Golden, Mac McGraw, Tim Cavender, David Brewer, Larry Gillen and Jimmy Page.

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Benny Wayne Hinkle
Jul 27, 1930 - Feb 5, 1995

Benny Wayne Hinkle
Benny Wayne Hinkle, 64, of Blooming Grove, died Feb 5, 1995, at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Friendswood.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with Marvin Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Mark Watson, Doug Holifield, Gerald Simpson, Tommy Jordan, Bob McCormick and Sonny Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Sherman Putman, John Putman, Jack Flynn, Gene Allen McLain, Doug Magee and Mack Crawford.
Memorials may be made to Pediatric Nephrology-Benny Hinkle-Patient Contribution Fund, 301 University Blvd., Rt. 0262, Galveston, Texas 97550.
Mr. Hinkle was born July 29, 1930, in Frost. He was a farmer-rancher in Navarro County. He worked for five years at Chatanooga Glass and 13 years at Tom's Foods, retiring in July 1992. He suffered from kidney disease, losing one kidney in 1992. The second kidney was removed during a transplant in April 1994, during a transplant in April 1994, his daughter Janie was the donor. However, the transplant was not successful and the donor kidney was removed in November 1994. He was a loving husband and father, as well as caring concerned friend. He provided a strong foundation of high moral values, centering on honesty, integrity, and courage for those who love him.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Hinkle of Blooming Grove; his mother Edwyna Hinkle of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Cathy Ward of Mexia and Janie Hatley of Friendswood; four grandchildren; five brothers, James E. Hinkle of California, Duane Hinkle of Temple, Darrell Hinkle of The Colony, Hollis Hinkle of Joshua and Richard Hinkle of Virginia; three sisters Avis Bailey and Carolyn Gillen both of Corsicana and Diane Richards of Barry; and many nieces and nephews.

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Darrel Ray Hinkle
Aug 8, 1932 - Nov 9, 2006

Darrel Ray Hinkle
Darrel Hinkle, 74, passed away at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas at 5:30 A.M. Thursday, November 9, 2006. Darrel was born August 8, 1932, in Frost, Texas to James William “Buck” Hinkle and Edwyna Dozier Hinkle.
Darrel was a 1950 graduate of Blooming Grove High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953 and finished his active duty in 1955. He stayed in the active reserves until his retirement in 1980. After a year of farming near Blooming Grove, he moved to Corsicana and went to work for Corsicana Police Department. In 1959, Darrel joined the Mesquite Police Department where he retired in 1980. After receiving a notice of his appointment to the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Mr. Hinkle trained for 3 months with other Police and Federal officers in the 114th session of the F.B.I. Academy.
After retirement, Darrel and his wife Kay Carrell Hinkle settled in The Colony, Texas.
Darrel was a man of many talents. He enjoyed running every morning until he was seriously injured in a car wreck in 2001. This wreck took away his guitar, piano, driving, carpentry work, and art, but it did not take away his zest for life. He loved to tell stories and keep everyone entertained.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James William “Buck” and Edwyna Hinkle, Brothers, Benny Hinkle, Duane Hinkle, and Edwyn Hinkle.
He is survived by his wife Kay, children, Vonna Bratcher of Garland, Texas, Tim Hinkle of Corsicana, Texas, Tena Thomas of Corsicana, Texas, Christy Downey and husband Matt of Arlington, Texas, Cindy Haynes of Indianapolis, Indiana, Chris Hinkle of The Colony, Texas; grandchildren, Shellee Walker and husband Bryan of Lewisville, Texas, Wes Gullatt and wife Jeanie of Angus, Texas, Melanie Hinkle of Mesquite, Texas, Todd Hinkle and wife Jaqueline of Mesquite, Texas. Todd is currently serving his country in Iraq. Lauren Thomas of Corsicana, Texas, great-grandchildren; Austin and Grace Gullatt, Jacob, Tyler, and Thomas Hinkle, Christian Hinkle,Brianna and Clifford Haynes. Brothers, Hollis Hinkle and wife Jo Ruth of Joshua, Texas. Richard Hinkle and wife Ella of New Caney, Texas. Sisters; Avis Bailey of Corsicana, Texas, Carolyn Gillen of New Caney, Texas, Diane Richards and husband Peb of Blooming Grove, Texas. Sister-in-laws; Jean Hinkle of Blooming Grove, Texas, Dorothy Hinkle of Little River, Texas. A host of nieces and nephews.
Darrel chose to leave his body to Medical Science in hopes that it will help the research of poly-cystic kidneys.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 11 at New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church at Blooming Grove, Texas.

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James William "Buck" Hinkle
Jun 28, 1900 - Dec 10, 1957

Methodist Services
This Morning For
J.W. (Buck) Hinkle

Funeral Services will be conducted here this morning (Friday)
for J. W. (Buck) Hinkle, who died suddenly early Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Hinkle, 57, was a successful farmer and livestock man here for many years before a severe heart ailment curtailed his activity more than a year ago.
The rites will be conducted at the First Methodist Church at 10 a.m. by the pastor, the Rev. Denzil Wright. Rev. Wright will be assisted by a former pastor, the Rev. Roy Davis of Red Oak.
Survivors include his wife of Blooming Grove; six sons, James E. Hinkle, Vista, Calif.; Duane Hinkle, Blooming Grove; Benny Hinkle, Frost; Darrel Hinkle, Corsicana; Hollis Hinkle, Fort Worth; and Richard Hinkle, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. O. E. Bailey, Odessa; Mrs. Charles Gillen, Blooming Grove; and Diane Hinkle, Blooming Grove. two brothers, Oscar Hinkle, Blooming Grove, and Ira Hinkle, Springtown; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be T. E. Northern, J. H. Haggard, Dorsey McGraw, C. L. Saunders, Sam Carroll, and D. W. Springer. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service directing.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Fri, Dec 13, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Blooming Grove Farmer Expires
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 11— (Spl.) J. W. (Buck) Hinkle, 57, farmer, died of a heart attack in his automobile parked on Highway 22 Tuesday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist church here with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Roy Davis pastor of the First Methodist church of Red Oak, formerly pastor here.
A native of Garvin, Texas, Hinkle resided many years in the Frost and Jones Ranch communities prior to moving to a farm immediately east of Blooming Grove eight years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; six sons, James E Hinkle, Vista, Calif.; Duane and Richard Hinkle, both of Blooming Grove; Benny Hinkle, Frost; Darrel Hinkle, Corsicana, member of the police force, and Hollis Hinkle, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. O. E. Bailey, Odessa; Mrs. Charles Gillen and Miss Diane Hinkle, both of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Oscar Hinkle, Blooming Grove, and Ira Hinkle, Springtown; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be T. E. Northern, C. L. Saunders, J. H. Haggard, Dorsey McGraw, Sam Carroll and D. W. Springer.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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J. W. HINKLE
BLOOMING GROVE. Dec 12, (Spl) - Funeral services will be held Friday morning in First Methodist Chruch here for J. W. (Buck) Hinkle, 57, Blooming Grove farmer, who died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Hinkle is survived by his wife; six sons, James E. Hinkle of Vista, Cal., Duane and Richard Hinkle of Blooming Grove, Benny Hinkle of Frost, Darrel Hinkle of Corsicana, and Hillis Hinkle of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. O. E. Bailey of Odessa and Mrs. Charles Gillen and Miss Diane Hinkle of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Oscar Hinkle of Blooming Grove and ira Hinkle of Springtown and 14 grandchildren.

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Larry Edward Garrison
Dec 26, 1940 - Feb 17, 1956

Services Held Sunday
At Methodist Church
For Larry Garrison

Funeral services for Larry Garrison, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Garrison, were held at the Methodist Church Sunday at 3 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor assisted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist Church. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Larry was born in the Lone Cedar community but had lived near and in Blooming Grove all his life. He was a freshman in the Blooming Grove High School where he was dearly loved by his teachers, students, and all others who knew him.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Garrison, Blooming Grove; a brother Calvin Garrison, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Inez Howell, Grand Prairie; grandparents, Mrs. Lelia Garrison, Dallas, and Mrs. Martha Gantt, Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers were Harold Bell, C. C. Lusk, Ralph Page, Charlie Rhodes, Lloyd Simpson and Ivan Dozier.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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2 Dead, 4 Hurt In Road Mishap

Two were killed and four seriously injured in a two-car collision on Highway 22 a short distance east of Blooming Grove Friday at 3:40 p. m.

Dead are Kenneth Lee Pricer, six-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Daniel Pricer; and Larry Edward Garrison, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Garrison, all of Blooming Grove.

These are the first and second traffic fatalities in Navarro County, for 1956.

Four Injured

The four others hurt are in Memorial Hospital.

Clyde Crocker, 53, Blooming Grove, the driver of a 1955 Chevrolet pick-up involved, suffered a fractured pelvis, injured leg and head injuries. He underwent surgery Friday afternoon. His condition was reported fairly good Saturday.

Mr. Pricer, 26, head injury, was regarded as critical Saturday morning and was still unconscious.

Mrs. Pricer, 25, was in fairly good condition.

Harold Don McGraw, 15, who was in the 1956 Chevrolet involved, suffered a broken left leg and a head injury. He was reported as driving the car.

Officers Investigate

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Highway Patrolmen Rolph Reaves and Marshall Couch investigated the accident.

Pevehouse said that the car in which the two teen-agers were riding was traveling in a westerly direction, and that the pick-up occupied by Crocker and the Pricers is believed to have driven on to the highway with the passenger car striking the pick-up on its side.

Both vehicles were demolished. Traffic was snarled for some time.

A McCormick ambulance brought the Pricers and the Garrison lad to Memorial Hospital where Garrison and the baby were pronounced dead on arrival.

A Corley ambulance brought McGraw to the hospital while H. S. Whorton, Sr., brought Crocker to the hospital in a car.

The accident occurred .7 mile east of Blooming Grove. The Pricer child was born August 11, last year.

Funeral Services

Funeral services for the Pricer baby will be held Saturday at 4:30 p. m. at the Frost Cemetery with Rev. McNatt, Assembly of God minister of Frost, in charge.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Woodin, Frost, and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Pricer, Emmett.   Funeral services for Garrison, a Blooming Grove High School student, will be held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon, but the time had not been decided Saturday morning. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor, and Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.

Survivors

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Garrison, Blooming Grove; a brother, Calvin Garrison. Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Inez Howell, Grand Prairie; grandparents.

Mrs. Lelia Garrison and Mrs. Martha Gantt, both of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Harold Bell, C. C. Lusk, Ralph Page, Charlie Rhodes. Lloyd Simpson and Ivan Dozier.

McCormick Funeral service is directing both the Garrison and Pricer services.

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Auto Victim Funeral Set For Sunday
CORSICANA, Feb. 18 (Spl) - Funeral arrangements were completed today for a Blooming Grove youth and a baby killed in an automobile accident east of there at 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services for Larry Edward Garrison, 15, will be held Sunday at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. No time has been set.
Rev. Roy Davis and Rev. T. R. Harrison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Services for Kenneth Lee Pricer, six-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Daniel Pricer, were held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Frost Cemetery with Rev. McNatt, pastor of Frost Assembly of God Church officiating.
Garrison is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Garrison of Blooming Grove; a brother, Calvin Garrison of Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Inez Howell of Grand Prairie; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lela Garrison and his maternal mother, Mrs. Martha Gantt, of Blooming Grove.
The Pricer infant is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Woodin of Frost; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Pricer of Emmett.
Of the four persons injured in the accident, only A. D. Pricer, 26, remained in critical condition Saturday.
He is still unconscious.
Mrs. Pricer, 25, is suffering  from shock and head injuries. Her condition was reported "fairly good."
Also in fairly good condition are Clyde Crocker, 53, who suffered a fractured pelvis and head inuries, and Don McGraw, 15, who received a broken leg and head injuries.
Navarro County Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse said the car occupied by Garrison and McGraw was going west on Highway 22 and the pickup occupied by Crocker and the Pricers was going across the highway.
The two deaths were Navarro County's first traffic fatalities of the year.

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Cora Lee George
Jan 28, 1908 - Nov 12, 1997

Cora Lee George
Following a graveside family ceremony on Sat., November 15, 1997, a memorial service was held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Rev. Bryan Connally officiating.
Cora Lee began her education in the Blooming Grove School and received her masters degree from North Texas State College in Denton. She started her teaching career in Barry and retired from the Dallas ISD after a 41 year teaching service. Miss George joined the Blooming Grove Central Baptist Church at an early age, and later moved membership to First Baptist Church in Dallas. Her roots were in Blooming Grove, where her grandfather arrived from Alabama in 1891.
Cora Lee is survived by a sister, Viola Sample of Houston; a brother, Ralph George of Dallas and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert D. and Elizabeth D. (McMillian) George; her parents, John D. and Mattie Ruth (Dorsey) George; a brother, John Dorsey George and a sister, Leila Ruth Johnson.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Doyle Barr
Mar 25, 1923 - Mar 23, 1985

Doye Barr
LAFAYETTE, Ore. - Doyle Barr, 62, of Lafayette Ore., died here Saturday.
He will lie in state Wednesday, with services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Mahoney will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
A Blooming Grove native, Barr had lived in Lafayette for 25 years. He was a retired farmer and had served in the Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Doyle Barr of Lafayette; seven daughters, Gail Ricetti and  Janice Rosenkranz of Brier, Wash.; Cheryl Hoban of Bothell, Washington; Jo Anne Leafty of Seattle, Wash; Nancy Hawks of Chino, Calif.; Linda Culbertson of Chehalis, Wash; Diane Levin of Friday Harbor, Wash.; one son, Gary Barr, of Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Faye Barr of Blooming Grove, Texas; three brothers, John L. Barr of Longview, Texas; Robert Barr of Seattle, Wash., C. S. Barr of Corsicana, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wright and Mrs. Billy Owens of Dallas, Texas.
Pallbearers will be James Edwin Watson, Jimmy Nicholson, Dan Nicholson, Ike Beam, Dicky Watson, and Buford Dyer.


William Beauford "Hoss" Farish
Oct 21, 1920 - Jul 15, 1998

W. B. "Hoss" Farish
24 Oct 1920 15 Jul 1998
Cryer Creek Tx Dallas Tx

The community was sadden to learn that area native, "Hoss" Farish passed away at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas on July 15. He suffered a heart attack in the early hours of July 13. Mr. Farish is survived by his wife, Helen (Melton) Farish of Blooming Grove; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry & Rita Farish of Blooming Grove and Jackie & Gail Farish of Fairfield; brother, Wendall Farish of San Antonio; sisters, Johnnie Lynch of Blooming Grove, Lucille Collier of Prescott, Ariz.; Cleo Brown of Emhouse, Betty Ann Collins of Kilgore, Tommie Dean Wheeler of Tyler; grandchildren, Jason, Ryan and Kelli Farish all of Blooming Grove and Shanna Symank of Malone; great-grandchildren , Aaron and Addison Symank of Malone; and step grandchildren Casey and Chris Smith of Fairfield.
Services were held on July 18, at First Baptist Church with Grady Cashion and Craig Brandon officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Nephews served as pallbearers. Deacons of the church were honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruth Mae (Stovall) Alden
Aug 5, 1913 - Mar 3, 1998

Graveside services were held March 5, 1998, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating.
Mrs. Alden is survived by husband, Harold C. Alden of Corsicana; sons, Dean Lloyd Alden of Waco and Carl Nelson Alden of Dallas; daughter Linda Busby of Blooming Grove; sister , Stella Bell of Centerville; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Lucille (Blackmon) Payne-Boyd-Fuller
Jul 26, 1915 - Dec 12, 1997
 

Lucille Blackmon Payne Boyd Fuller

Mary Lucille Fuller died December 12, 1997 in Dallas. Arrangements were with Griffin/Roughton. She had been ill for a long time. She was preceded in death a son, Wendell Payne, June Boyd and Garland Boyd. She is survived by Randall Boyd of Phoenix, Ariz.; Jane Harris of Kilgore; grandson, Michael of Conroe; several other grandchildren; husband, Jim Fuller of Blooming Grove, and two brothers Sterling and Otis Blackmon.
Service was held in the Central Baptist Church by Bro. Barry Fikes. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Johnnie Katherine (Glass) Crenshaw
Oct 11, 1903 - Aug 25, 1984
 
Mrs. Johnnie Crenshaw, 80, of Blooming Grove died Saturday morning, August 25, at her residence.
Services were conducted at the Blooming Grove Funeral Home with Rev. Neal Rogers and Rev. David Fortner officiating.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
She is survived by her husband, W. M. Crenshaw Sr. of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Gladys Hughes of Burnside, Ky.;  three sons, W. M. Crenshaw Jr., and Clyde Crenshaw both of Blooming Grove and Riley Lorn Crenshaw of Lewisville, Ky.; four sisters, Maybell McGowan, Bertha Brown and Bobbie Rutledge, all of Fort Worth and Grace LaRue of Longview; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
 
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  • Blooming Grove's - Community News Weekly - Thur, Aug 30, 1984

  • Submitted by Diane Richards


W. F. Sims
Feb 9, 1873 - Dec 1918

W. F. Sims Dead
W. F. Sims, a well known and highly esteemed citizen of this community, died at his home just south-west of town Saturday morning about 9 o'clock, after an attack of pneumonia which developed from influenza.
Mr. Sims was born in Lamar county, Texas, February 9, 1873. He is survived by his wife and six children, his mother, Mrs. E. E. Sims, two sisters, Mrs. Henry Dawson and Mrs. Tom Lyles, all of this place, and two brothers, W. A. Sims of Jacksonville, and R. L. Sims of the US Navy.
Mr. Sims was married to Miss Ella Crews, December 3rd, 1899 and to the union six children were born. He professed religion at the age of fifteen years and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He afterwards joined the Baptist church, of which he was a member at the time of his death.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the cemetery by Rev. Bomer of Hubbard, who was assisted by the local order of Odd Fellows.

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Cyril E. "CY" Youngblood
Sep 8, 1910 - Oct 11, 1974

Cy Youngblood
Funeral services were held 2 pm Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove for Cy Youngblood, 64, resident of Plano and former resident of Blooming Grove, who died early Friday morning. Officiating was Mr. Alan Sowders of Boles Home in Quinlan, Texas. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
He was a retired mortician and a member of the 18th St. Church of Christ in Plano.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Glondon Youngblood of Plano; a daughter, Mrs. Sonya Newton of Plano; a son-in-law Barney Newton of Plano; two grandsons, Ricky and Randy Newton of Plano; and a granddaughter, Kim Newton of Plano.
He lay in state at the Bunch Funeral Home in Ennis until 9 a.m. Sunday and was transferred to Blooming Grove.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Oct 16, 1974
  • Pallbearers were Drew Gillen, Bruce McCormick, Albert D. Watkins, Bobby Ralston, Noble Downey, Irvin Moore, Joe Parum, & Mack Crawford
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Nora Katheryn Garrison
Mar 4, 1913 - Feb 1997

Nora Katheryn Garrison
Born March 4 1913, the 9th of 10 children (7 boys and 3 girls) to Waller Parker and Lelia Hester Garrison at Valley View in Cooke County. Nora graduated from Blooming Grove High School. She was employed for several years as a telephone operator in Ennis and for a time in Washington D.C. She later went to work for Mobil Oil Company in Dallas. She worked there as a payroll clerk until she retired in 1975. She returned to Dallas in 1988 where she was living at the time of her death. She died January 14 at the age of 83.
She was a member of Skillman Avenue Church of Christ. She is survived by one brother, E. I. (Bud) Garrison and sister-in-law, Berneice of Hearne, one sister, Allie Gantt of Blooming Grove, sister-in-law, Helen Garrison of Corsicana, sister-in-law, Nancy Garrison of Blooming Grove and many nieces and nephews.
Nora was an independent woman who enjoyed her work first as a telephone operator. She was a switchboard operator at the Pentagon and was called in to work several hours straight when Pearl Harbor was bombed. When she returned to Dallas, she attended Draughn's Business School after which she was employed by Mobil Oil Company. She remained there and was payroll clerk when she retired in 1971.
She took care of her mother for several years before her mother's death. She is remembered by nieces and nephews by the special things that she did for them: invitations to Dallas to attend the Ice Capades or Starlight Operettas or the baseball games. She treated each one as a special person.
She enjoyed doing handwork and her finely stitched quilts are prized by the lucky ones who have been recipients of them. She enjoyed cooking and though she cooked for only herself, she always prepared a complete and tasty meal and never tired of trying out new recipes. She enjoyed travel and visited interesting places all over the world. She was always looking forward to her next trip. Her church, her family, and her fellow employees were all important to her.
She was a number one Cowboy and Rangers fan and followed the games closely.
She lived close to 84 years and it is impossible to sum up a life such as hers in a few sentences. She had dignity and grace, humor and compassion, and loyalty and love and will be remembered with many fond memories which will be such a pleasure to recall.

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  • The Blooming Grove Feb 18, 1997
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Written by Norma Gene (Garrison) Lively

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Nora Garrison

Nora Garrison, 83, of Euless, died Jan. 14, 1997, in Euless.
Services will be held at 12;30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Jerry Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Garrison was born March 4, 1913 in Valley View.
Mrs. Garrison is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, E.l. (Bud) and Bernice Garrison of Hearne; sister, Allie Gantt of Blooming Grove; sister-in-laws, Helen Garrison of Corsicana, Nancy Garrison of Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Clelialee (Major) Page
Jun 6, 1997 - Aug 1, 1997
Itasca Tx Blooming Grove Tx

Clelialee Page
Services were held August 03, 1997, at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with B.F. Risinger and Bryan Connally officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Page is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Georgia Page of Blooming Grove; grandson, Michael Todd Page of Mabank; granddaughter, Allyson Page of Blooming Grove; daughter , June Evans of Garland; daughter, Kay White, of Fort Worth; brother, Myron H. Major of Milford; sisters, Jewel Major of Milford, Beth Price of DeSoto, Billie Pannill of Fort Worth and June Ellison of Clifton. She was preceded in death by her husband, James U. Page.
"Miss Major" was highly respected and loved by many B. G. residents who she taught in the Lone Cedar and Blooming Grove School for over 40 years. Less than a year ago, she said, "I can't walk down the street without running into some of my kids."

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Clelialee Page
Clelialee Page, 88, of Blooming Grove died Aug. 1 at her son's home in Blooming Grove.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with B.F. Risinger and Bryan Connally officiating. Mrs. Page will be buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Page was born June 6, 1909 in Itasca, Texas. She was a teacher in the Blooming Grove area for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Uriah Page, brothers B.T. Major and Elbert Major, and her parents Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Major of Milford.

Pallbearers are Myron Herbert Major, James Hugh Major, Randy Ellison, Charles Ellison, David Major, Tom Major, Charles Major, and Gary Price.

Mrs. Page is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Georgia Page of Blooming Grove; grandson Michael Todd Page of Mabank; granddaughter Allyson Page of Blooming Grove; daughters June Evans of Garland and Kay White of Fort Worth; brother Myron H. Major of Milford; sisters Jewell Major of Milford, Beth Price of Desoto, Billie Pannill of Fort Worth, and June Ellison of Clifton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Joyce Ernestine (Jones) Armstrong
Jul 17, 1935 - Jul 30, 1997
Corsicana Tx Corsicana Tx

Joyce Ernestine Jones Armstrong
Services were held August 1, 1997, at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her husband, E. Jean Armstrong, of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Alice Anne Mason of Blooming Grove; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Jana Armstrong of Dallas; a grandson, Sherwood Mason of Blooming Grove; mother, Annie Jones of Corsicana; brother, Morris Jones of Bryan; sister, Enela Niles of Waco; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Service directed the service.

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Joyce Ernestine (Jones) Armstrong

Joyce Ernestine Jones Armstrong, 62, of Blooming Grove died July 30 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Armstrong was born July 17, 1935 in Corsicana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. She graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro College. She received her B.S. Degree from Texas Wesleyan University and her masters ED from East Texas State University. She did post graduate at East Texas State and Stephen F. Austin University. She taught Special Ed classes at Corsicana ISD, Mesquite ISD, Duncanville ISD, and retired from Blooming Grove ISD after 33 years as a teacher. She was a member of the TSTA, The Association for Handicapped Persons, Daughters of the Nile, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She professed her faith in Jesus Christ at age 10.

Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her husband, E. Jean Armstrong; son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Jana H. Armstrong of Dallas; a daughter, Alice Anne Mason of Blooming Grove; mother, Annie Jones of Corsicana; a brother, Morris M. Jones of Bryan; a sister, Enela Niles of Waco; a grandson, Sherwood A. Mason of Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mamie Lee (Gilbert) Armstrong
Jul 6, 1897 - Apr 27, 1973

Mrs. Armstrong

Funeral services for Mrs. Sol (Mamie) Armstong, 75, were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Blg Grove with Rev. Craig Branham of Little Rock, Ark. officiating and Rev. Ronnie Chesser, pastor assisting. Burial was held at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Armstrong was a long time resident of Blg Grove. She died Friday in Paulyne's Convalescent Home in Corsicana.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs Wayne Hatley; six sons, Jack & Jimmy Armstrong, Jean Armstrong of Duncanville, John W. Armstrong of San Antonio, Bruce O. Armstrong of Seagoville, and Garth of Lubbock; 29 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, & three nieces.
Casket bearers were grandsons.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - May 2, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • TXDI: Armstrong Mamie L 04-27-1973 NAVARRO F SINGLE

Harold Crawford Alden
Jan 3, 1903 - Jun 30, 1998
Wayland NY Corsicana Tx

Graveside services were held July 2, 1998, at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating.
Mr. Alden, who resided in Corsicana, is survived by a son, Dean Alden of Waco; a daughter Linda Busby of Blooming Grove; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home directed.

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Harold Crawford Alden
Harold Crawford Alden, 95, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services are 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating.
Mrs. Alden was born in Wayland, N.Y. on Jan. 3, 1903.
Mrs. Alden is survived by his son, Dean Alden of Waco; daughter, Linda Busby of Blooming Grove; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Cory Olan Bailey
Nov 2, 1967 - Apr 19 1998
Corsicana Tx

Services were held April 20 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Jimmy Vanoy officiating. Burial was in Modrall Cemetery.
Mr. Bailey is survived by his mother, Helen Hunsaker of Corsicana; grandmother, Avis Mae Bailey of Corsicana; sister, Angelie Dianne Terry of Corsicana; brothers, Tony Lee Terry, Stacy Don Hunsaker, both of Corsicana and James Wm. Millspaugh of Howe, Tx.; great-grandmother, Edwyna Hinkle of Blooming Grove; five nieces and five nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Michael Leland Carney
Nov 6, 1955 - Apr 15 1998
Corsicana Tx Dallas Tx

Michael Carney
Graveside services were held April 20, 1998 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating.
Michael is survived by his wife, Teresa Carney of Blooming Grove; mother, Katie Schroder of Emhouse; stepsons, Larry Mayfield of Corsicana and Christopher Mayfield of Blooming Grove; stepdaughters, Crystal Mayfield, Heather Mayfield and Tamara Mayfield, all of Blooming Grove, Katina Mayfield of Corsicana, Lisa McLain of Boonesville, Miss.; brothers, Marc Carney of DeSoto, Tim Carney of Ennis, and Rusty Potter of Emhouse; grandmother, Louise McCrory of Emhouse; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Duane Meddie Hinkle
Oct 11, 1927 - May 8, 1998
Springtown Tx Temple Tx

Duane Hinkle
Services were held May 11, 1998, at the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Tom Henderson of Heights Baptist Church of Temple officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Hinkle graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1945, then farmed in the B.G. area until drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He Married Dorothy Lueck of Temple in 1955. They farmed four years east of Blooming Grove before moving to their farm in Heidenheimer, near Temple.
Duane is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter and son-in-law, Doug and Dana Ruth Friedrichs; son and daughter-in-law, Don (Buster) and Tammy Hinkle of; four grandchildren, Nina Tyroch, Duane Friedrichs, Marsha and Derek Hinkle, all of Heidenheimer; mother Edwyna Hinkle of Barry.
Also, brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwyn Hinkle of Blooming Grove; Darrel and Kay Hinkle of The Colony; Hollis and Jodie Hinkle of Joshua; Richard and Ella Hinkle of Beijing, China; sisters and brother-in-law, Avis Bailey and Carolyn Gillen of Corsicana, Diane and Wendell "Peb" Richards of Barry; sister-in-law Jean Hinkle of Blooming Grove; and a host of neices and nephews.
Mr. Hinkle was preceded in death by his father, James William "Buck" Hinkle and his brother, Benny Hinkle, both of Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers were Bob McCormick, Lewis Moore, Ralph Dozier, Olan Fuller, Jr., Wallace Biscup, and Sidney Moore. Honorary pallbearer was Karl Scott. Arrangements by Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Hwy 53, Temple.
Memorials may be given to Family Hospice Service of Temple.

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Duane Hinkle

Duane Hinkle, 70, of Heidenheimer, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at the home of his daughter.

Services are 2 p.m. today at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tom Henderson of Heights Baptist Church of Temple officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers are Bob McCormick, Ralph Dozier, Olan Fuller, Jr., Lewis Moore, Sidney Moore and Wallace Biscup. Honorary pallbearer is Karl Scott.

Mr. Hinkle was born in Springtown to James William “Buck” Hinkle and Edwyna Dozier Hinkle. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1945. He farmed in the Blooming Grove area until he was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1950. He married Dorothy Lueck of Temple in 1955. They farmed east of Blooming Grove for four years before moving to their farm in Heidenheimer, near Temple.

Mr. Hinkle was preceded in death by his father, James William “Buck” Hinkle and his brother, Benny Hinkle, both of Blooming Grove.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy; daughter and son-in-law, Doug and Dana Ruth Friedrichs; son and daughter-in-law, Don “Buster” and Tammy Hinkle; four grandchildren, Nina Tyroch, Duane Friedrichs, Marsha and Derek Hinkle, all of Heidenheimer; mother, Edwyna Hinkle, of Barry; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwyn Hinkle of Blooming Grove; Darrel and Kay Hinkle of the Colony, Hollis and Jodie Hinkle of Joshua, Richard and Ella Hinkle of Beijing, China; sisters and brother-in-law, Avis Bailey and Carolyn Gillen of Corsicana, Diane and Wendell “Peb” Richards of Barry; sister-in-law, Jean Hinkle of Blooming Grove; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given to Family Hospice Service of Temple.

Arrangements by Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Hwy. 53, Temple.

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Thurman Eldridge "Cotton" McGraw
Jan 15, 1931 - May 7, 1998
Blooming Grove Tx Temple Tx

Thurman "Cotton" McGraw
Services were held May 9, 1998, at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. The services were conducted by Bro. William Dollar, of OLa, Ar., and Rodney Bancroft of Pleasant Grove Baptist church where Mr. McGraw had his membership. Bro. Grady Cashion of the B.G. First Baptist Church provided two vocal solos during the service.
Mr. McGraw, affectionately called, "Cotton" is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Blooming Grove; sons, Van Turman of Mt. Calm., E.O Evans of Birmingham, Al., David McGraw of Midlothian, Fred McGraw of Blooming Grove; daughters, Linda Forman of Kerens. Lisa Allen of Arlington; brothers, Alton McGraw of Irving, Donald McGraw of Blooming Grove; sister, Jane Ryan of Santa Maria, Ca.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
"Cotton" was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Vernice McGraw and brothers, Lacy J. McGraw and Bob McGraw.

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  • The Blooming News - May 13, 1998
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • TXBI: MCGRAW THURMAN ELDRIDGE 1931 1 15 NAVARRO m RHODES VERNICE MCGRAW FRED

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Thurman "Cotton" McGraw, 67, of Blooming Grove, passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998, in Temple. Services are 4 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with William Dollar and Rodney Bancroft officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jimmy Armstrong, Lee Armstrong, Bud Barham, Carl Smith, Will Watkins and Cloratho Reamy. Mr. McGraw was born in Blooming Grove on Jan. 15, 1931. Mr. McGraw is survived by his wife, Dorothy McGraw of Blooming Grove; sons, Van Thurman of Mt. Calm, E. O. Evans of Birmingham, Ala., David McGraw of Midlothian, Fred McGraw of Blooming Grove; daughters, Linda Foreman of Kerens, Lisa Allen of Arlington; brothers, Alton McGraw of Irving, Donald McGraw of Blooming Grove; sister, Jane Ryan of Santa Maria, Calif.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.
May 9, 1998


Charles Edward "Jeff" Harris
Sep 2, 1921 - Jun 8, 1998
Barry Tx Barry Tx

Charles E. "Jeff" Harris
Services were held at Graveside at Rose Hill Cemetery, with Grady Cashion and Terry Skinner, officiating.
Mr. Harris is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Diann Harris of Waxahachie and Gary and Vickie Wolcott of Benbrook; three grandchildren, Jeff Harris, Jason Harris, Kristin Wolcott; and brothers, Leroy Harris of San Angelo and C.W. Harris of Longview.
Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Mae Harris and daughter Linda Harris.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home directed.

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Billy Stanley Kinslow
Feb 11, 1940 - Nov 19, 1998
Blooming Grove Tx

Services were held November 22 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with private graveside services held on November 23 at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Kinslow resided in Blooming Grove and is survived by daughters, Cynthia Currier and Sherri Cross, Blooming Grove and Sandra Kinslow of Dallas; mother Joe Rowe of Longview; father, Albert Kinslow of Dallas, and brother, Anthony Kinslow of Duncanville.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

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Fannie Dale (Ryan) Dozier
Mar 13, 1913 - Dec 29, 1997
Nav. Co. Tx Dallas Tx

Dale Ryan Dozier
Services were held December 31, 1997, in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Dozier is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and James Davis of Dallas; two granddaughters, Lisa Carol Davis, Houston and Lea Ana Davis of Dallas; and pet, Holly.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

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Dale Dozier

Dale Dozier, 83, of Blooming Grove, Died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at C. C. Young Memorial Home in Dallas.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Dozier is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and James Davis of Dallas; granddaughters, Lisa Carol Davis of Houston, Lea Ana Davis of Dallas; and pet, Holly.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Nancy Ellen (Gantt) Garrison
Jun 14, 1905 - Mar 22, 1999
Blooming Grove Tx Fort Worth Tx

Nancy Garrison
Services were held March 24, 1999, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Thomas Childs officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Garrison is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Inez and Don Howell of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Geneva Garrison of Phoenix, Ariz; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and sister-in-law, Mrs. Allie Gantt.
Mrs. Garrison, dearly lived in the Blooming Grove area for many years, was preceded in death by a son, Larry Garrison, her husband Homer Garrison, and parents Robert and Martha Jane Gantt; all resided in this area.

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Verne Delilah (Brown) Pritchard
Sep 10, 1910 - Apr 12, 1999
Jacksboro Tx Houston Tx

Verne D. Pritchard
Graveside services were held April 14, 1999, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Verne was raised in Frost, Tx, but lived in Blooming Grove after she married Carl Pritchard. They moved to the West Texas area from 1944-1964. They lived in Paducah and Meadow, Tx. before moving back to Blooming Grove, where they were members of the First Methodist Church. Verne was residing in Houston at the time of her death.
Mrs. Pritchard is survived by a son, Carl J. Pritchard and his wife, Pamela Sue, of Houston; a sister, Velma Hawkins of Hillsboro; two grandsons, Carl Greg Pritchard of Abilene and David J. Pritchard of Lubbock; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Lucy (Skelton) Brown; her husband Carl Pritchard, in 1994; sister, Vista Fay Young of Hillsboro and a brother, James Brown of Frost.
Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors, Hillsboro, Tx.

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Gladys Elizabeth (Bell) Sheppard
Nov 10, 1909 - Feb 1, 1999
Irene Tx Blooming Grove Tx

Gladys E. Sheppard
Services were held on February 3, 1999 at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion and Charles Hill officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Sheppard is survived by her son and his wife, Thomas G. and Mazelle Sheppard of Spring; daughters, Faye Kagler and Jean Hinkle both of Blooming Grove; granddaughters, Cathy (and Bill) Ward of Mexia and Janie (and Tony) Hatley of Friendswood; four great-grandchildren, Christie and Zane Ward, and Micah and Jessie Hatley; sister-in-law Johnnie Bell, Blooming Grove; nephews, Bobby Dan Bell, Corbet, Billy Ray Bell, Temple, Randy and Reagan Bell, both of Houston.
Mrs. Sheppard was preceded in death by her husband, Gilmer Sheppard; parents Herman and Angie Bell; and brothers, Harold and Raymond Bell.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

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Nadien Etta (Fitzgerald) Brown
Feb 25, 1899 - Dec 8, 1998

Nadien Etta Brown
Nadien Etta (Fitzgerald) Brown, 99 long time Blooming Grove resident, passed away Dec. 8, 1998 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen, Texas. She was born February 25, 1899, in Blooming Grove to Leonard J. and Mary Eliza (Morrow) Fitzgerald.
Nadien and husband Earl L. Brown and children moved from Kerens, Tx to Blooming Grove in 1934 and raised their family. They lived in the J. W. Brown homeplace which was very unique. J. W., in an effort to find cool breezes and a place devoid of mosquitoes, built a sleeping tower for summer nights. It was a room built on stilts about 25 ft. high and accessed by two flights of stairs. It was a landmark in Blooming Grove for many years.
Nadien was an active and faithful member of the B.G. Methodist Church where she attended and served for 64 years. She was also known to most residents through her work in the Blooming Grove Post Office over the years. She will be remembered by those who knew her by her loving spirit and helpful hands. She marveled at the years that were granted to her and the changes that occured during her 99 years of life: automobiles, airplanes, radio, motion pictures, WW1 activity, WW 11, withholding taxes, color photography, penicillin, space travel, computers, television, - none of these things existed when she was born!
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Brown in 1947, also all her brothers, sisters, and in-laws have died. She is survived by two sons, John Warren Brown of McPherson, Kansas, and Earl Lester Brown, Jr. of Brownsburg, Indiana; daughter Zelda A. Mayo of Raymondville, Texas; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Dec. 11, 1998 at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church by Rev. Marvin Moore of Clifton, Texas. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Robbie Lee (Fulton) Harrison
19 Jan 1920 08 Feb 1999
Blooming Grove Tx Texas City Tx

Services were held February 11, 1999, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Futch, Mickey Sterling, Norman "Corky" Neyman, James Rigsby, Don Frieze and Angel Velande.
The fourth child of Will and Nora Fulton, Robbie Lee was baptized and remained faithful in the Baptist faith for 79 years. She attended Berean Baptist Church in Houston for over 37 yrs.
Mrs. Harrison and her husband moved to Houston on Thanksgiving Day in 1936. She was always a loving homemaker and wonderful grandmother who loved her flowers and plants. She was a friend to everyone even if she had only met them once. She was always giving from her heart to anyone in need. They never had to seek her out. She always found them.
She is survived by husband, Buford Harrison of Texas City; daughter and son-in-law Tommy Rigsby of Santa Fe, Tx; brothers and sisters-in-law, Will Roy and Joyce Fulton of Ft. Worth and Jodie Cecil and June Fulton of Tyler; sisters, Lucille Futch of Ponder and Loraine Tipping of Snider; grandchildren, Shelby Frieze and husband Don of Santa Fe, Tx. and Neice Shotwell of Houston; and great-grandchild Amber Dawn Frieze.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

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ROBBIE LEE HARRISON of Houston passed away Monday 2/8/99. Survivors include husband, Buford Harrison; daughter, Jeanie Rigsby & husband Tommy; granddaughters, Neice Shotwell, Shelley Frieze; great-granddaughter, Amber D. Frieze; sisters, Lucille Futch & Loraine Tipping; brothers, Will Roy Fulton & Jodice Cecil Fulton. Funeral Services will be held 2/11/99 in Blooming Grove, Texas , at Griffin Roughten Funeral Home.


Robert Lee "Fuzzy" Green
Jan 6. 1927 - May 28 1998
Blooming Grove Tx Blooming Grove Tx

Robert Lee Green
Services were held May 30, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove, with Bryan Connally officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Green, affectionately called "Fuzzy" was a daily visitor and customer of the Country Cafe and his familiar figure is deeply missed by his friends as well as his two loving daughters and other relatives.
"Fuzzy" is survived by daughters and son-in-laws, Pam and Kyle Harrison of Corsicana, and Cindy and Michael Whitfield of Roane; sister Nettie Eaton of Kansas; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jason and Chris Harrison, Audra and Lane Phillips, Amy and Billy Crocker and Lisa Whitfield.
Pallbearers were Bob Bray, Don McGraw, Gary Armstrong, Scott Armstrong and Ricki Crenshaw. Honorary Pallbearers were Jack Armstrong and Jack Phillips.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

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Bobby Gene Boyd
Nov 6, 1931 - Feb 27, 1948

Bobby Boyd
Funeral services for Bobby Boyd, 16, who drowned Friday in a flooded pit near Irving, Dallas county, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Blooming Grove Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. R. Peterson, Rev. C. W. hall and Rev. C. T. Brockett. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Boyd, Dallas; five brothers, Elmer Boyd, U. S. navy; William Earl Boyd, Blooming Grove; Victor, Charlie and Wylie Boyd, all of Dallas; and four sisters, Mrs. Bud Moore, Mrs. R. D. Biddy, Mrs. R. A. Neal and Miss Ethel Boyd, all of Dallas.

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James Jackson Gillen
Dec 14, 1865 - Jun 10, 1943

J. J. Gillen
J. J. Gillen Died Blooming Grove; Rites Saturday
J. J. Gillen, aged 77 years, longtime resident of Blooming Grove, died Thursday night at 11 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Griffith, pastor of the church.
A native of New Albany, Miss., Mr. Gillen came to Blooming Grove in 1900 and had resided in that section since that time.
Surviving are his wife, of Blooming Grove; eight children, W. C. Gillen, Lampasas; C. L. Gillen, Dallas; Mrs. Jack Hammonds, Tuscola; Mrs. Jess Hunter, New London; Mrs. A. C. Potts, Carlisle; Mrs. E. A. Jordan, Jack Gillen and Drew Gillen, county commissioner, all of Blooming Grove; 24 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. T. H. Alexander, Corsicana, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service is in charge.

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Wilma Ann (Morris) Weems
Mar 8, 1901 - Jul 14, 1989

Wilma Weems
Mrs. Wilma Weems, 88, a native of Navarro County, died Friday, July 14, 1989, at the Ennis Care Center.
Services will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. A. L. Cronk will officiate. Internment will be in Rice Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Juliet Davidson and Loreta Panter, both of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Louise Weems of Arlington; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Joe N. Weems.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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William John Vitellaro Jr.
Aug 23, 1987 - Sep 3, 2007

William John Vitellaro Jr.
Services for William John Vitellaro, Jr., 20, of Mabank were held 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Christian Life Center. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Mr. Vitellaro died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, in Gun Barrel City. He was born Aug. 23, 1987, in Corsicana. Previously of Redding, Calif., Mr. Vitellaro had resided in Mabank for the past seven years and graduated from Mabank High School in 2005. He had worked for Lockeridge Priest Plumbing Company. He was a plumber assistant.
Survivors include William and Teresa Vitellaro of Mabank; brothers, Michael Vitellaro of Knoxville, Tenn., Clayton Vitellaro and wife, Katie, of Gun Barrel City, Thomas Vitellaro of Mabank; sisters, Janel Vitellaro of Redding, Calif., Lisa Vitellaro of Redding, Calif., Louann Vitellaro of Walnut Creek, Calif.; maternal grandparent, Jerry Alexander of Leonard, Texas, Thomas Clayton and wife, Angie, of Mabank; great grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Clayton of Tool

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Aug. 23, 1987, in Corsicana and died Aug. 29, 2007

William Vitellaro (20) died from injuries sustained in an ATV accident

Services for William John Vitellaro, 20, Mabank, will be held Sept. 3, 2007, at Christian Life Center Church in Gun Barrel City. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.

Vitellaro was born Aug. 23, 1987, in Corsicana and died Aug. 29, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.

Previously of Redding, Calif., he had resided in Mabank for the past seven years and graduated from Mabank High School in 2005. He worked for Lockeridge Priest Plumbing Company


Lois Mae LaFrance
Sep 27, 1921 - Aug 4, 2007

Lois Mae LaFrance

Lois Mae LaFrance, 85, Kerens, was born Sept. 27, 1921, in Austin and died Aug. 4, 2007, in Kerens. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.

She was a homemaker and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4133 in Trinidad. Previously of Samaria, she had resided in Kerens for the past two years and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her son Jackie Randall and wife Helen, Trinidad; sisters Joy Steinbach, Paige; and Alice V. Womack, Smithville; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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John 'Billy' Edward Toliver
Apr 1, 1944 - Aug 29, 2007

John 'Billy' Edward Toliver
Services for John "Billy" Edward Toliver, 63, of Trinidad, were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, in New Hope CME in Malakoff with the Rev. Nathaniel Carter and the Rev. Tyrone Pettiford III officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Trinidad under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
Mr. Toliver died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, in Athens. He was born April 1, 1944, in Kerens to the late Richard Perkins and Ruthie Toliver. Mr. Toliver worked at Toliver Tires and was a member of New Hope CME of Malakoff. He was married to Stella Berniece Toliver.
Mr. Toliver was preceded in death by son, Kerry Toliver, in 1995.
Survivors include sons, Kelvin and Vivian Toliver of Malakoff; DeSean and Toni Garnerway of Kerens, Jason and Karnitha Brown of Malakoff; daughters, Denice and Byron Eldridge of Palestine, Sharla Toliver of Malakoff; son-in-law, Larry Smith of Malakoff; daughter-in-law, Tunya Toliver of Gun Barrel City; brothers, the Rev. Terry and Barbara Copeland of Malakoff, Vernon and Linda Wiley of Athens, William and Robin Perkins of Dallas, James Perkins of Kerens; sisters, Flora and James Jackson of Dallas, Patsy and Lee Johnson of Ft. Worth, Linda and Lester Brown of Trinidad, Linda Perkins of Dallas; aunts, Inez Brown of Ft. Worth, Lillie and John Alexander of Kerens, Gussie Fisher of Trinidad; grandchildren, Bryson Toliver of Malakoff, Brandon Toliver of Palestine, Lartavious Toliver of Irving, Kerrian Toliver of Malakoff, Unterrious Toliver of Gun Barrel City, Larisha and Bradley Smith of Malakoff, Kevin Askey of Malakoff.

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James Howard Gantt
Jul 24, 1934 - Sep 25, 2007

James Howard Gantt
James Howard Gantt, 73, of Frost passed away Sept. 25, 2007, in Corsicana. He was born July 24, 1934, to Robert H. and Wynonna Tipping Gantt at Lone Cedar. Services are 11 a.m. today at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Darren Heil officiating and interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jeremy Gantt, Jody Gantt, Cody Gantt, Ryan Gantt, Kendall Walker and Bobby Murphy. Honorary pallbearers are Kyle Jumper, Henry Montez, George Ballew, Don Howell, Perry Murphy, Larry Hughes and Steven Deal. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Barbara Murphy. Mr. Gantt is survived by his wife, Kay Gantt of Frost; two sons, Jimmy Gantt and Bobby Gantt, both of Blooming Grove; sister, Betty Hughes of Frost; grandchildren, Jeremy Gantt, Jody Gantt, Cody Gantt, Ryan Gantt, Ashle Gantt, Hailey Gantt, Kendall Walker and Steven Deal; one great-granddaughter, Maycie Walker; and brother-in-law, Perry Murphy of Corsicana .Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Edward Hooper
Sep 10, 1927 - Sep 25, 2007

James Edward Hooper
James Edward Hooper, 80, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 10, 1927, to Jim and Mary Perkins Hooper. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Aspermont. Pallbearers will be Ray Onstott, David Bell, Brian Hooper, Nathan Hooper, Weston Hooper and Josh Reilley. Mr. Hooper is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Sandy Hooper of Pittsburg, Texas, and Donnie and Heather Hooper of Shreveport, La.; daughter and son-in-law, Tammie and Dale Leard of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Alice Hooper of West Lake, La.; sisters, Margaret Smith of Apple Springs, Wilma Frank and Betty Greenup, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Brian, LeAnn, Tabitha, Weston, Tracey, Dave and Nathan; and four great-grandchildren, Skylar, Collin, Ray and Ryleigh. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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J. S. Compton
Apr 6, 1930 - Sep 25, 2007

J. S. Compton - Fairfield
J. S. Compton 77 of Streetman, passed away Tuesday September 25, 2007 in Dallas. He was born April 6, 1930 in Streetman to Irby and Mary Hayes Compton. He was a member of New Life Assembly of God church. He is retires from Swift Meat Company and then was employed at Carroll Lumber Company in Teague and then Hughes Lumber Company Fairfield. Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday September 27, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Fairfield. Services will be 10:00 am Friday September 28, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harry Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Cade Cemetery in Streetman. Pallbearers will be Mark Compton, Mike Compton, Jason Hughes, Matt Anderson, Maurice Killingworth, Keith Tyner and Ken Tyner. Mr. Compton is preceded in death by wife Viola Compton, grandsons Kane Crosby and Ty James Sonnenberg. He is survived by son and daughter in law James and Ann Compton of Streetman. Daughters and sons in law Glenda and Billy Crosby of Alabama, Lisa and Wade Cothran of Teague. Brothers Ed Compton of Longview, Ken (Sonny) Compton of Teague. Sisters Mary Lee Tyner of Freeport, Jimmie Casey of Bastrop. Grandchildren Jessican Sonnenberg, Megan Compton, Stacey Flurry, Matt Anderson and Cameron Cothran. Great grandchildren Cody, McKenzie, Courtney and Zachary. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Fairfield, Texas.

James Arthur Crocker
Oct 23, 1922 - Jun 9, 1997
Blooming Grove Tx : Lafayette La

Services were held at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, where he had lived with his sister, Pat, for the last 15 years.
James was the son of early B. G. citizens, Arthur and Katie Crocker. He graduated from Texas Tech with an Electrical Engineering degree and worked at the Tinker Air Force Base, White Sands, N. M., and later went to work at NASA on the Mercury and Apollo Space Programs.
A WW11 veteran, James served in the Pacific Theatre, Austria, New Guinea and Philippines. He worked at Wal-Mart after his retirement.
Other survivors include his brother, Bob, who lives in El Paso, a nephew and family, Houston. James elected to donate his body to medical science at Tulane University.

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James A. Crocker
Oct 22, 1922 - Jun 16, 1997

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 1030 Johnston St., for James A. Crocker, 74, who died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at Columbia Southwest Hospital following a brief illness.

James was born October 23, 1922, in Blooming Grove. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

He graduated from Texas Tech with an Electric Engineering degree. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base, White Sands, New Mexico, and later went to work at NASA on the Mercury and Apollo Space Programs.

He lived the past 15 years in Lafayette with his sister, Pat O'Brien. He worked at Wal Mart most of that time.

Survivors include his sister, Pat; his brother, Bob Crocker of El Paso; and his nephew's family in Houston.

James elected to donate his body to medical science at Tulane University.

Corsicana Daily Sun - July 31, 1997

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Clovis Laverne Hargrove
Sep 15, 1921 - Feb 21, 1991

Clovis L. Hargrove
Clovis Laverne Hargrove, 69, of Corsicana, died Feb. 21 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. G. W. White officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Sept. 15, 1921 in Blooming Grove. He retired from Halliburton Co. in 1970 and moved from West Texas area to Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Hargrove, and daughter Marsha McKie of Corsicana; two grandsons, Brent and Lance Morelock, both of Corsicana; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Ruth Hamilton of Cleburne; one niece; and several nephews.

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Carl Edward Warren, Jr.
Feb 21, 1931 - Feb 23, 1991

Carl Warren Jr.
Carl Warren Jr., 60, of Blooming Grove, died Feb. 23, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday in Rose Hill Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.
He is survived by one brother Bobby Warren of Blooming Grove; four nieces; and three nephews.

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Viola Mae (Barton) Ward
May 9, 1911 - Aug 22, 1997

Viola Mae Ward
Services were held Sunday, August 24, in the Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial followed at the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Ward is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Andrews of Corsicana and Jo Ann Ward of Blooming Grove; five grandchildren, Holley Andrews, Austin; Chris Webb and Kendra Webb, both of North Richland Hills; Ken Webb of Blooming Grove and Nick Andrews of San Antonio; and three great-grandchildren.
Viola was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, George Ward, and seven brothers and sisters.

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Viola Mae Ward

Viola Mae Ward, 86, of Blooming Grove, died Aug. 22 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Pommerening, Randy Melton, Larry Farish, Johnny Hollifield, Bob Bray, and Phillip Story.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, George Ward of Blooming Grove and by seven brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Ward was born May 9, 1911 in Athens.

Mrs. Ward is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Andrews of Corsicana and Jo Ann Ward of Blooming Grove; five grandchildren, Holley Andrews of Austin, Chris Webb and Kendra Webb, both of North Richland Hills, Ken Webb of Blooming Grove and Nick Andrews of San Antonio; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

 

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Edith Warren (George) Neblett Albrecht
Feb 22, 1910 - Aug 19, 1997
Blooming Grove Tx Corsicana Tx

Edith George Albrecht Graveside services were held Friday, Aug. 22, at Rose Hill Cemetery with Bryan Connally officiating. Burial followed.
Mrs. Albrecht is survived by her brother, R. W. (Bootsie) George of Corsicana; sister, Lorraine George Carroll of Blooming Grove; nieces, Mary Edith (Edy) George of Tyler; Carolyn Carroll of Blooming Grove and Mary Frances Carroll Waldrip of Blooming Grove; nephew, William E. (Bill) Carroll of London, England; and numerous relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Flint W. Albrecht.
Mrs. Albrecht was a retired teacher and librarian and will be remembered as a beloved sister, devoted aunt, dear friend, and Baylor University Alumnus.
Edith's father, Richard (Dick) George became the editor of the Blooming Grove weekly newspaper, The Rustler, in 1895; and he helped organize the city waterworks and electric power plant in 1907. Her mother Alva Hill George, lived 94 years in the Blooming Grove area.

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Edith George Albrecht, 87, of Blooming Grove died August 19 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the
Rose Hill Cemetery with Bryan Collally officiating.
Mrs. Albrecht was born Feb 22, 1910 in Blooming Grove. She was a retired teacher and Librarian. She will be remembered as a beloved sister, devoted aunt, dear friend, and Baylor University Alumnus.
Mrs. Albrecht is survived by her brother, R.W. (Bootsie) George of Corsicana; sister, Lorraine George Carroll of Blooming Grove; nieces, Mary Edith (Edy) George of Tyler, Carolyn Carroll of Blooming Grove, E. (Bill) Carroll of London, England; and numerous relatives and cousins.
Mrs. Albrecht was preceded in death by her husband, Flint W. Albrecht.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - no date
  • From the Collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Carell (Graves) Hinkle
no middle name
Oct 11, 1943 - Jun 5, 1997
Estevan, Saskatchewan Vulcan, Alberta

Carell Graves Hinkle
Services were first held in Vulcan for Mrs. Hinkle, then a second service was held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, on Jun 16, 1997. Cynthia Lee, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove officiated at the gravesite ceremony and burial followed.
Mrs. Hinkle is survived by her husband, Buel Hinkle, of Vulcan; her daughter, Susan Hinkle of Houston; her son, Thomas Hinkle of Kennedy, and her step-father, Don Marshman of Vulcan. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rae Marshman in 1991.
Mr. Hinkle, a Blooming Grove native, chose to bury his wife in his family plot at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Carell Graves Hinkle
Carell Graves Hinkle, 53, died Thursday, June 5, at Vulcan, Alberta.
Mrs. Hinkle was born Oct. 11, 1943 at Estevan, Saskatchewan to Rae and Ross Graves. she moved with her parents to Birmingham, England in the summer of 1947. She returned to Canada, then to Vulcan in 1946. Slhe attended school at Vulcan and after graduating in 1962, began working at the Bank of Commerce in Vulcan until she moved to Calgary and worked at a bank as an accountant for seven years.
In 1970 she married Buel Hinkle. Together they traveled and lived in many countries; Holland, Iran, Australia, and several places in the United States. They lived mostly in Texas where she took an advanced course at Sam Houston State University Law and Banking. She returned to Vulcan from Japan in 1992 and enjoyed traveling through various parts of Texas during the winter months and returning to the Vulcan in the summer.
Mrs. Hinkle loved people, especially her family. She looked forward to spending time with them. Her favorite hobby was, as she would say "spoiling Bill" and she always had a tender place in her heart for children. She was very artistic and enjoyed handicrafts of all kinds including oil painting, barbwire wall hangings and traveling. One of her paintings still hangs in the Episcopal Church in Woodlands.
Beloved wife of Mr. Buel Hinkle of Vulcan; loving mother of a daughter, Susan Hinkle of Houston; a son Thomas Hinkle of Kennedy; a step-father, Don Marshman of Vulcan; brother-in-law, Coy (Reene) Hinkle of Wichita Falls; sister-in-law, Oreta (C.D.) Harrison of Huntsville; two nieces, a nephew, numerous cousins, and her dog, Dirty Harry.
She was preceded in death by her mother Rae Marshman in 1991.
Services will be held, Monday, June 16, 2 p.m., at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove with the Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating. Interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Mrs. Hinkle's name can be made to the Vulcan Emergency Medical Service, Box 813, Vulcan, Alberta, Tol 2B0.
Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mattie Doris (Spurlock) Smalley
May 26, 1910 - Jul 5, 1997
Blooming Grove Tx - Amarillo Tx

Mattie Spurlock Smalley
Services were held at graveside in Rose Hill Cemetery on July 10, 1997, with Cynthia Lee, officiating. Mattie Doris was the daughter of early citizens, W. J. (Joe) and Eric Dorsey Spurlock. Joe established the Old Corner Drug Store in Blooming Grove and sold it in 1926 to G. E. Ramsey, Sr., and the family then moved to Shreveport, La.

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Mattie Doris Smalley, 87, of Amarillo died July 5 in Amarillo.

Graveside services were earlier today at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Pastor Cynthia Lee officiating.

Mrs. Smalley was born in Blooming Grove. She attended the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis and Texas Women's University in Denton. Mrs. Smalley lived in Midwest City, Oklahoma for more than 39 years. She married Don Smalley in 1950 in Athens.

Mrs. Smalley is survived by her nephews, Jim and Blain Anderson of Marietta, GA and Dr. Jim Spurlock of Amarillo; a niece, Bliss Spurlock of Bailey, CO; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Spurlock of Amarilo.

Mrs. Smalley was preceded in death by her husband, in 1978; a brother, James Spurlock in 1993; and a sister, Ruth Anderton in 1993.

The family requests that memorial donations go to the Panhandle Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 2200 West 7th, Amarillo, Texas, 79106.

Arrangements by Rector Funeral Home of Amarillo.

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Justin Oliver McSpadden, Sr.
Jul 4, 1899 - Jul 13, 1997
Near Drane Tx Corsicana Tx

Justin O. McSpadden
Memorial services were held July 15, in the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove
with Cynthia Lee, officiating, followed by a Masonic graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery, with burial to follow.
Mr. McSpadden is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Justin O.,Jr. and Martha , Bryan; James Daniel and Jackie of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Joe Frederick, of Barry; daughter, Carol McSpadden of Houston; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to McSpadden/Westbrook Scholarship Fund of Blooming Grove Public School, P.O. Box 55, Blg. Grove, Tx. 76626.

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Justin Oliver McSpadden

Justin Oliver McSpadden, 98, of Blooming Grove died July 13, 1997 in Corsicana.

A memorial service were held at the First United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove today with Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating. There will be a Masonic graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his six grandsons and Buddy Ross.

Mr. McSpadden was born July 4, 1899 on the family farm near Drane, the son of James Oliver and Alice Lee Culbertson McSpadden. A 76 year mason, he was a retired banker and rancher. He served his community and county in various capacities, including school trustee, President of the Central Texas Quarterhorse Association, and director of the Federal Land Bank.

Mr. McSpadden is survived by his children, Justin O. Jr., and Martha McSpadden of Bryan, James Daniel and Jackie McSpadden of Houston, Shirley and Joe Frederick of Barry and Carol McSpadden of Houston. His grandchildren are Glenn and Chris Frederick, Beth and Jeff Dees, Grace and Gary Harper, James O. and Caroline McSpadden, James D. and Rainey McSpadden, and Bill McSpadden. His six great-grandchildren are Heather and Brian Frederick, Jason, Justin and Ellen Dees and Corey Harper. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Reba McSpadden and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ann Woodward McSpadden and a grandson, Alan Frederick.

Memorial donations can be made to the McSpadden/Westbrook Scholarship Fund of Blooming Grove Public Schools, P.O. Box 55, Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Corsicana Daily Sun - July 15, 1997

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Mary Willie (Collier) Kagler
20 Aug 1913 27 Mar 1997
Blooming Grove Tx Baytown Tx

Mary Collier Kagler
Services were held March 29 at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Kagler is survived by three daughters; Doris Kagler and Ted Anderson of McAllen; Sue and Carlisle Childress of Gulf Shore, Al.; and Charlene Kagler of Baytown. Sisters, Geneva Bonner of Emhouse and Clara Morgan [McGraw], Corsicana.

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Mrs. Mary Kagler

Mrs. Mary Kagler, 83, of Blooming Grove died March 27, 1997 in Baytown.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Anderson, Greg Childress, Mike Flanagan, Travis Flanagan, Carson Anderson.
Mrs. Kagler was born Aug. 20, 1913, in Blooming Grove. She left Blooming Grove with her husband and daughters in 1944 after farming for "Straw" to work for Schlumberger. The family lived in Corpus Christi, Kennedy, Pleasanton, Carrizo Springs, and Bishop. After her husband's retirement in 1970, they returned to Blooming Grove and built their home. After her husband's death, she continued to live in her home taking care of the yard and garden until failing health forced her to sell and move to Baytown in July 1996 to live with her daughter, Charlene. She devoted her life to her husband, daughters, and in later life, her grandchildren. She was a wonderful homemaker, cook and an avid sports fan. She taught children's department of the Baptist churches where they lived. She is a member of the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Kagler is survived by her daughters; Doris Kagler Anderson and husband Ted. G. of McAllen, Sue Kagler Childress and husband Carlisle Hugh of Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Charlene Kagler of Baytown; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; sisters Clara Morgan [McGraw] of Corsicana and Geneva Bonner of Emhouse; a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Kagler is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie F. "Straw" Kagler; parents, John and Jenny Collier; brothers, Howard Collier and Tom Collier; sisters Edna Smithen, Emma Sherman, Georgia Duncan, Dora Kagler, Gladys Mahone, and Nannie Ruth Collier.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Robbie Jean (Grounds) Biggar - Jan 30, 1941 - Mar 20, 1994
 & Kasey Wyatt Roberts - Apr 6, 1992 - Mar 20, 1994

In Memory

Those we love remain with us,
For love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade,
Because a loved one is gone.

Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
For as long as there is memory,
They will live on in our heart.

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On March 19, 1994 Robbie Biggar (daughter of Reagan and Oleta Grounds) and her little grandson, Kasey Wyatt Roberts, were murdered. Even though Robbie and Kasey were taken from us, they will never be forgotten.

Investigators have worked many hours on this case but as of this date no arrest has been made. Because of the dedication that has been given to solving this case we believe it will be solved.

The families of Robbie and Kasey ask that when you read this to say a prayer for the investigators that soon they will be given the answers they need to make an arrest and get the conviction as to who is responsible for their murders.

A reward is being offered in the amount of $20,000. If you have information regarding this, please contact the Red Oak Police Department at 972-576-5883

The families of Robbie and Kasey:

Mrs. Oleta Grounds
Kevin & Cheryl Roberts
Polly Knott & family
Dwayne Grounds & family

The Blooming Grove - Mar 18, 1997

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Kasey Wyatt Roberts
Kasey Wyatt Roberts of Mabank, died March 20, 1994
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Kenneth Bass officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include his parents, Kevin and Cheryl Roberts of Mabank; grandparents, Joe Biggar of DeSoto and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Roberts of Ennis; great-grandparents, Reagan and Oleta Grounds of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Roberts of Lamesa, and Lester St. Clair of Ennis; and aunt and uncle, Kam and Kala Roberts of Ennis.
Pallbearers will be Scott Tuley, Balaine Seaboalt, Randy Haas and Paul Wilson.

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Robbie Jean Biggar
Robbie Jean (Grounds) Biggar, 53, of Lancaster died March 20, 1994.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Kenneth Bass officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home.
She was a member of the First Baptist church in Oak Cliff.
Survivors include her parents, Reagan and Oleta Grounds of Corsicana; a daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Kevin Roberts of Mabank; a brother and sister-in-law Dwayne and Georgene Grounds of Corsicana; a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Kenneth Knott of Corsicana; and three nieces, Cindy Kirk, Janet Grounds and Kim Cousin.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Tuley, L. G. Coston 111, Ray Armstrong, Bobby Jack Bates, Don Howze and Don Adams.

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