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Myra Sue (Powell) Sitton
Jul 23, 1884 - Sep 3, 1943

Funeral Tuesday for Mrs. Myra Sitton

Funeral services for Mrs. Myra Sitton, 59, who died Friday afternoon of a heart attack, will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Christian Church in Blooming Grove, Navarro County.

Mrs. Sitton, who has lived in Dallas for the last eight years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Harrell, 6203 Revere Place.

A native Texan, Mrs. Sitton's home was in Blooming Grove before she moved to Dallas. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harrell and Mrs. J. Y. Davis of Dallas, Mrs. J.D. Matthews of Houston and Mrs. Coy L. Waxler of Reno, Nev.; two brothers, B.A. Powell of Corsicana and Earl Powell of Hubbard, Hill County, and four grandchildren.

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BLOOMING GROVE
WOMAN DIES HEART
ATTACK IN DALLAS

BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 4.—
(Spl) Mrs. Myra Sue Sitton, 59, died of a heart attack Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. R. Harrell, in Dallas, and the body will be brought here for interment tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.
Widow of the late Luke Sitton, she has been living in Hooker, Okla., but was visiting her daughter in Dallas when she was stricken.
Services will be conducted at the Central Baptist church here with interment in Rose Hill Cemeteryy.
Surviving are two brothers Brince Powell of Corsicana and Earl Powell of Hubbard; four daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Davis and
Mrs. Harrell, both of Dallas, Mrs. Douglas Matthews of Houston, and Mrs. Coy Waxler of Missouri, and four grandchildren. She was a sister-in-law of Guy Sitton, Corsicana.
McCormick Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Sept 4, 1943
Submitted by Karen Rost


Fannie Lou (Young) Jaynes
Aug 9, 1871 - Feb 22, 1941

Italy Woman Dies

ITALY, Texas, Feb. 23. - Mrs. Fannie Jaynes, 70, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Ward. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church of Italy with burial in Blooming Grove. She is survived by her daughter, a son, Vollie Jaynes, Italy; a sister, Mrs. Dora McDonald, Midlothian, and two brothers, John Young, Checotah, Okla., and Chester Davis, Belton.

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William Daniel Buckalew
Mar 16, 1882 - Aug 12, 1942

BUCKALEW- William Daniel, passed away at the residence, 2210 Harlandale, Wednesday. Survived by wife, two brothers, S. J. Buckalew, Dallas, and F. K. Buckalew, New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Holtzheuser, Dallas, and Mrs. William P. Fulton, Dallas. Services Thursday 2 p.m. at the residence, Rev. Robert Coleman officiating, after which remains will be carried overland to Blooming Grove, Texas, for services and interment at 6 p.m. Arrangements with Weever Funeral Home, R-1312.

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Dr. Thomas W. Sewell
Jul 7, 1851 - Jul 14, 1914

Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., Tex., July 15. - Dr. T. W. Sewell died at an early hour at his home in this town yesterday. He was 62 years of age and had spent the greater part of his life here.

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Elizabeth "Bettie" (Jones) Newburn
Apr 7, 1837 - Jan 16, 1917

Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 17. - "Grandma" Newburn, aged 80, died at Barry yesterday and was buried here today. She is survived by three sons, Dr. C. L., O. N. and the Rev. C. W. Newburn of Jacksonville. A daughter lives in Mississippi.

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Died at Barry Yesterday.

Grandma Newburn, mother of Dr. C. L. Newburn, O. N. Newburn and Rev. C. W. Newburn of Jacksonville, aged 80 years, died in Barry yesterday and the remains were buried near there today, Rev. R. H. Key of Emhouse officiating.

Besides the sons named the deceased survived by a daughter in Mississippi.

The deceased lady was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and her funeral today was largely attended.

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John Marlow Patterson
abt 1945 - Sep 29, 1984

Mr. John Marlow, 39, of Dawson, died Saturday, September 29, in Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Arrangements were with Griffin Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Warren Soul officiating. Survivors include his father, William Earl Patterson of Denver, Colorado; his mother, Mrs. Esther Patterson of Dawson; and one brother, William Richard Patterson of Plano.

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  • Community News Weekly - Oct. 4, 1984

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Samuel Frank Brown
Dec 16, 1898 - Jan 10, 1976

Services Held For Frank Brown

Funeral services for Frank Brown, 78, of Frost, were held Sunday in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Frost. He died last Saturday morning in Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. He was a retired mechanic.

The Rev. James Aldridge, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, officiated, with burial following in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, J. B. Brown of Frost; a sister, Mrs. Mae Harrington of Frost; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Frank Brown
FROST- Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Frost for Frank Brown, 78, of Frost.

He died Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Rev. James Aldridge, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was a retired mechanic.

Survivors include one brother, J.B. Brown of Frost; one sister, Mrs. Mae Harrington of Frost; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Oran Williams, Chester Strain, Hershall Crawford, Pete Sharp, Leo Smith and Kenneth Logan.

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Ila S. Calhoun
Apr 12, 1899 - Jun 5, 1982

Ila S. Calhoun, 83, native of Frost, died Saturday in the Italy Nursing Home.

Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m., at Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Burial was at Frost Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Frost Funeral Home.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Lula Williams, of Pittsburg, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Leon Crawford, A. C. Smith, Truitt Green, Kenneth Reed, Leo Reed and James Brown.

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  • Blooming Grove Times - June 9, 1982

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • TXDI: Calhoun, Ila S.; 06-05-1982; Ellis Co., TX; Female


Burlan Washington Gamble Sr.
Aug 31, 1894 - Jan 6, 1976

B. W. Gamble Sr. Services Held

Funeral services for B.W. Gamble Sr. were held last week in Corsicana.
Gamble, 81, died at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home. Burial was in Pattison Cemetery.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Gamble of Emhouse; one daughter, Mrs. W.R. Williams of Waxahachie; one sister, Mrs. Roy Wester of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Frank Seely Jr., Buck Smith, Ernest Douglas, Lester Pattison, J.D. Ponder, and Kenneth Ray.

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  • Blooming Grove Times - Jan 14, 1976

  • Dates from SSDI

  • TXDI: Gamble, Burlan W.; 01-06-1976; Navarro Co., TX; Male

  • Parents: T.A. Gamble and Fannie Jane (Smith) Gamble Info from Death Certificate (Family Search)

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Van Henry Allmon
Jun 16, 1914 - Sep 30, 1984

Mr. Van Henry Allmon, 70, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday, September 30, at his home. Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 2, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Dell Maybery of Dallas, Mrs. Daisy Coker of Corsicana and Mrs. Fay Marr of Mill Valley, California; and a number of nieces and nephews including Mary Robertson of Dallas.

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  • Community News Weekly - Oct 4, 1984

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Jennifer Leigh Gibson
Jan 7, 1976 - Jan 10, 1976

Gibson Infant Dies

Graveside services were held last week at Rose Hill Cemetery for Jennifer Lee Gibson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gibson of Blooming Grove.

The Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, officiated. The service was under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Putman of Blooming Grove and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gibson of Ennis.

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Thomas Hill "Bill" Johnson
Jan 27, 1905 - Jan 5, 1976

Bill Johnson of Purdon, Dies

Funeral services for Bill Johnson, 70, of Purdon, were held last week in Corsicana. He died at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. Burial was in Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucille Johnson of Purdon; one daughter, Mrs. Marcell Jones of Garland; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Wallace of Corbet and Mrs. Dollie Crowe and Mrs. Foy Johnson, both of Corsicana, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tuck Putman, Tommy Hardin, Dewitt Wallace Jr., Wallace Johnson, Curtis Clemons and Robert Berryhill.

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Ora (UNKNOWN) Chestnut
Sep 29, 1887 - Jun 30, 1976

Services Held In Corsicana For Mrs. Chestnutt

Funeral services were held last week for Mrs. Ora Chestnutt, a native of Corsicana and former resident of Blooming Grove. Her late husband was associated with the First State Bank. She died in Conroe on Wednesday, June. 30. Services were held in Corsicana Friday, July 2, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

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  • Blooming Grove Times - July 7, 1976

  • Dates from SSDI and TXDI

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


James Frederick Reed
Apr 13, 1890 - Jun 6, 1982

Fred Reed, 92, of Barry, died Sunday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Service will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Donnie Perkinson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
A native of Red Clay, Ga., he lived in Corsicana 87 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of Barry Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Weldon Reed, of Plainview, and John F. Reed, of Barry; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lowell Reed, Pete Livingston, Glen Thorn, Les Kitchens, Carroll Boswell and C.D. Poss.

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  • Blooming Grove Times - June 9, 1982

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • TXDI: Reed James Frederick 06-06-1982 NAVARRO Male

  • h/o Dora Estelle (Watson) Reed; s/o James Columbus Reed & ELiza Ann (Crestwell) Reed

  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Hisorical Society


Martha (UNKNOWN) Brown
Sep 16, 1892 - Jun 1, 1982

Mrs. R. H. Brown services was held 11 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roger Marsh officiating.

Burial was at Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Maurice Bone, Robert Shephar, Wendell Lockhart, Frank Seely Jr., Claude Maggard and B. W. Gamble.

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  • Blooming Grove Times - Jun 9, 1982

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Cecil Alexander Bailey
Jul 31, 1917 - Feb 27, 2008

Cecil Alexander Bailey
Cecil Alexander Bailey, 90, of Corsicana passed away Feb. 27, 2008. He was born July 31, 1917, to Frank and Inez Bailey in Hopkins County. Cecil served the United States Navy in World War II. He was a streetcar operator for the Dallas Transit in the early 1940s and retired as a supervisor for the Red Ball Freight Company. He was very active all of his life and enjoyed basketball and golfing. Cecil loved his church and was a devoted member. He was also highly devoted to community service for the NCADC. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. and Dr. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Pallbearers will be Jeff Bailey, Trag Bailey, Greg Bailey, Jean Weber, Tim Ryan and George Lasha. Surviving Cecil is his loving wife, Janice Bailey; son, James F. Bailey of Dallas; stepson, James Tate and his wife Kay, and Terry Tate; grandsons, Jeff Bailey and his wife Linda, Trag Bailey and his wife Terri, and Greg Bailey; granddaughters, Debbie Ryan and her husband Tim, and Leslie; step-grandson, Jim Cosco and his wife Linda; step-granddaughters, Caron Burris and her husband Keith, and Kim Benefield and her husband Phillip; and several great-grandchildren. Preceding Cecil in death were Cecil’s first wife Betty Bailey; and son, Cecil Don Bailey. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to (NCADC) Navarro County Association of Disabled Citizens, 4517 W. State Highway 31, Corsicana, TX 75110; (903) 872-1931. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edward Hicks "Buck" Moss-Hamilton
Feb 15, 1920 - Feb 28, 2008

Buck Hamilton
Buck Hamilton, 88, loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. He was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and friend to everyone he met. He will be missed by those who enjoyed his engaging smile and positive nature. He was an independent businessman retiring in 1980 as the operator of two Texaco service stations. Born Edward Hicks Moss in Ennis on Feb. 15, 1920, to Amelia and Henry Moss, he lost his mother at birth. Raised and adopted by Gussie and Silas Hamilton, he changed his last name to Hamilton. He maintained the family love and support of both Moss and Hamilton families throughout his life. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Hamilton; sons, Kenneth Hamilton and wife Lyn of Houston and David Hamilton and wife Peggie of Lake City, Fla.; grandsons, Kevin Hamilton, Kirk Hamilton, Scott Hamilton and Eric Hamilton and their families; four great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter; and a cousin, Frances Brockbank of Lincoln, Neb. Buck served his country proudly through five years of active duty in World War II and as company commander of Army Reserve units in Corsicana and Mexia for 20 years. After completing OCS he joined the 70th Infantry Division and led as captain of Company K of the 275th Regiment in the Rhineland Campaign in Central Europe. He received the Bronze Star and EAME Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He retired with the rank of major from the 36th Division. He was a member of First Baptist Church, 50-year member of I.O.O.F., the American Legion, VFW and association member of the 70th ID and 36th Division. His demonstrated love of God, family and friends, his love of life, his unassuming personality and willingness to accept and befriend those from all walks of life are examples we all cherish and seek to emulate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Military burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and David Harwell of Corsicana and Bobby Bruce of Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lucille (Clark) Sprott
Feb 4, 1923 - Mar 1, 2008

Lucille Clark Sprott
Lucille Clark Sprott, 85, went to be with her Lord on March 1, 2008. She was born on Feb. 4, 1923 in Streetman to L.V. and Mildred (Steele) Clark. She is survived by daughters, Susan Denbow and husband Eddie of Corsicana, and Linda Estes and husband Danny of Houston; grandchildren, Cristin Ward of Humble, Jimi Denbow of Corsicana, Troy Denbow of Corsicana, Paige Martin of Saginaw, Court Martin of Fort Worth and Brittany Martin of Austin. Along with her five grandchildren, Mrs. Sprott has 9 great grandchildren. Mrs. Sprott was preceded in death by her loving husband, Troy Oliver Sprott; parents L.V. and Mildred Clark; and brother, J.R. Clark.Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Calvert Allen Carroll, Chuck Covert, David Beale, and grandsons Jimi Denbow, Troy Denbow, Paige Martin, Court Martin and Larry Ward. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Barbara Ann (Roberson) Wylie
Nov 17, 1938 - Mar 1, 2008

Barbara Ann Roberson Wylie
Barbara Ann Roberson Wylie was born Nov. 17, 1938 in Corsicana to Lloyd Buford (L.B.) Roberson and Lena Mae Andrews Roberson. She went to be with the Lord on the first day of March, 2008. On Nov. 28, 1959, she married the love of her life, David Newton Wylie of Roane. Barbara and David resided in Tyler and raised their family there. Barbara and David lived in Tyler until David’s death in 1983. Barbara moved back to Corsicana in 1984 and worked for Texas MOR for many years as a bookkeeper. She loved traveling with her sister, spending time with her family, taking cruises, reading, an occasional trip to Shreveport was mandatory, getting together with her Baylor roommates, playing bridge, doting on her grandchildren, serving in her church, chocolate and roses. Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd B. Roberson, and her husband, David N. Wylie. Survivors include her mother, Lena Mae Roberson of Corsicana; sister, Linda Lee Roberson of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cindy Wylie of Tyler; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Keith Morris of Corsicana; grandchildren Sawyer, Shaffer, and Sloane Wylie of Tyler; Justin and Miranda Morris of Corsicana; and sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Atkins of Mexia. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4 at Corley Funeral Home under the direction of Dr. John Lanoue. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William Thomas Stokes Jr
Apr 15, 1920 - Feb 25, 2008

William Thomas Stokes Jr.
William Thomas Stokes Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, passed away on Feb. 25, 2008. He was born April 15, 1920, in Corsicana. Bill Stokes was an avid golfer, an ardent supporter of the University of Texas, and a great storyteller. After graduation from Corsicana High School, he attended college until the outbreak of World War II, when he traveled to San Diego, Calif., to build aircraft for Consolidated Aircraft, working on the B-24 Liberator bomber. Soon, the call to duty led him to join the Navy where he served as a crew chief on a PBY flying boat, patrolling the Gulf of Mexico for German U-Boats. After the war, he returned to college at the University of Texas in Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology in 1950. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and the Texas Cowboys. Bill had a long career as petroleum geologist. In the 1950s he worked for Pure Oil, Sun Oil and Bright and Schiff Company. In the 1960s he became affiliated with Oliver and West, a petroleum consulting firm in Dallas, which he later purchased with partner Jack Boone. In 1972, he sold his interest in Stokes and Boone and moved to California to join R. L. Burns Corp., as executive vice president and member of the board of directors. In 1978 he co-founded Fortuna Energy Company in Oklahoma City. In 1980 King Ranch prevailed on Stokes to start King Ranch Oil and Gas Inc., where he served as executive vice president until retiring in 1987.Bill participated in many professional organizations throughout his career. He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists serving as a secretary of the house of delegates, trustee associates, and vice chairman of Texas. He served as president of the Texas section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He was a charter member of American Association of Petroleum Landmen and served as the vice president of the Dallas section. He was especially proud of his association with the University of Texas, and he actively supported the academic and athletic programs. He was a member of the executive committee of the Chancellors Council. He served on the Longhorn Foundation executive committee and was an honorary life member. He served for several years on the Geology Foundation and was the chairman of the advisory council of the Geology Foundation. He served on the advisory council of the College of Natural Sciences; and he represented the athletic department on the Texas Campaign for Endowments. He created and endowed the William T. Stokes Centennial Teaching Fellowship. He was active socially as a member of the Dallas Petroleum Club, Northwood Club, the Calyx Club, and Turtle Creek Breakfast Club. Survivors include his wife Fiona; son Bill Stokes III of Dallas; son Brad Stokes and wife Melissa, and granddaughters, Catherine Stokes and Emily Stokes, all of Corpus Christi; his sister Thelma Thompson of Corsicana; and his nephew, nieces and their families. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Sparkman-Hillcrest Chapel, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas.

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James Allen "Jim" Chapman, III
Jun 26, 1937 - Feb 26, 2008

James Allen "Jim" Chapman, III

James Allen “Jim” Chapman III, aged 70, has left our world to begin a new journey on Feb. 26, 2008. He was born June 26, 1937, in Port Arthur. A longtime resident of Corsicana, Jim was known for his service at Navarro College, having taught for over 40 years as a professor emeritus of state, local, and national government. Jim was a standing member of St. John’s Episcopal Church with his wife Carolyn. Jim spent his semi-retirement running his beloved model train set, gardening, studying theology, and being “Dada” to his grandchildren. While he has gone from his family all too soon, he left behind a beautiful legacy of laughter, love, and family. The Chapman family and their dear friends will miss this gentle, loving soul as he begins this next adventure. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. George Procter-Smith officiating. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Allen Chapman and Marjorie Berry Chapman; first wife, Ann J. Chapman; and brother, Guy M. Chapman. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Ward Chapman of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Judith and David Parker of Plano; son and fiancee, Guy Chapman and Jennifer Taylor of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepdaughter, Holly Andrews of Corsicana; stepson and wife, Nick and Christina Andrews of Schertz; grandsons, Chris Parker, Scott Parker and Zachary Parker, all of Plano; granddaughters, Lauren Parker of Plano, Gabriella Hall and Cameron Hall, both of Corsicana, and Isabella Andrews of Schertz; sisters, Catherine Johnson and Nelle Cueni and husband Ernie, all of Nacogdoches; brother-in-law, Dr. Richard Campbell and wife Peggy of Rockport; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a big host of friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Dallas Foundation Here for Good, 900 Jackson St., Suite 705, Dallas, TX 75202; direct (214) 694-2509; main (214) 741-9898; fax (214) 741-9848; www.dallasfoundation.org. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edward Veain Granville
Feb 15, 1918 - Feb 24, 2008

Edward Veain Granville passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at the age of 90, after a brief illness. He was born in the community of Round Prairie, located in Freestone County, on Feb. 15, 1918, the fourth of five children born to parents Antwine and Nillie Beavers Granville. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Bernice, Antwine, Onie and Artrie, and his first wife Minnie Gardner Granville. The family moved to Corsicana when Ed was 11 years of age so the children could receive more education than that provided in Freestone County. Following graduation from Jackson High School in 1937, Ed and his brothers Onie and Artrie entered Huston-Tillotson College in the fall of that year. Ed’s studies were interrupted in February 1942, when he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II. He served as CWO in Africa and Europe in a unit under the command of Gen. George Patton. After discharge from service at the end of the war in 1945, he joined the family in Berkeley, Calif., and later moved with the family to Los Angeles, Calif. He later returned to college and completed studies for the B.A. degree in education and mathematics in 1950. In Los Angeles, Ed and his brother Onie established and operated a clothing shop, a cleaners, and Granville and Granville Steak House, a restaurant that attracted many luminaries from Hollywood. These ventures were interrupted when Ed was called back into service during the Korean War; he served at the rank of first lieutenant at Nahbollenbach Quartermaster Depot in Germany for three and a half years. When discharged again from the service, Ed and his brother Onie established Granville and Granville Real Estate Company and Quality Escrow Company, businesses operated by the brothers for over 40 years. Ed retired in 1983 and moved to the Prairie Creek community close to Tyler. In 2002 Ed and his wife relocated to Corsicana. Ed was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.Ed leaves his wife, Evelyn Boyd Granville; daughters and sons-in-law, Antha and Dan Feil and Sandra and Richard Locklear; grandchildren, Richard and Jonathan Locklear and Michelle Bush; great-grandson, Khalil Bush; a devoted cousin, James Ingram; many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church with Pastor Jonathan Mellette, Pastor Bob Rainey and Dr. George Procter-Smith officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery. Wardell Allen, Wardell Black, Robert Coleman, Jake Griffin, Jimmy Mathis, Arnes Purdy, Robert Tarbutton and Charles Williams will serve as pallbearers. Ted Green, Maurice Haynes and Henry White will serve as honorary pallbearers.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Huston-Tillotson University, St. Andrew’s UMC Youth Ministry, or a charity of one’s choosing. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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John Corie Harman Jr.
Nov 6, 1937 - Feb 24, 2008

John Corie Harman Jr., 70 of Streetman, passed away Feb. 24, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Corsicana. He is survived by son, John Harman of Cleburne; daughter, Rebecca Cogdell of Lillian; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Eileen of Indiana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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M. A. Garrigan
abt 1903 - Jan 18, 1924

M. A. Garrigan Dies As Result Wounds

M. A. Garrigan, aged 21 years, who was engaged for some time in running a rooming house at Navarro, and who was shot in the back there last Friday night. January 18, died yesterday afternoon as a result of his wounds. The remains were brought here by Undertaker Sutherland and prepared for burial.
M. J. Garrigan, of Poolville, Okla. father of the deceased reached here this morning and other members of the family are expected today.
The deceased sis survived by his parents, and by three sisters, Miss Ellen Garrigan, Tulsa. Okla., Mr. C. W. Cutright, Pike City. Okla. and Mrs. D. A. Diniue<?> of Hutchinson, Kansas.
Funeral arrangements will not be made till the arrival of sisters tonight from Oklahoma.

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Body of M. A. Garrigan Shipped to Ardmore
The remains of Mike A Garrigan who died at Navarro Monday night as the result of a pistol shot wound in the back Friday night of last week by some unknown assailant; were by some unknown assailant, were sent from here last night to Ardsent from here last night to Ardmore, Okla., where interment will take place. The body was accompanied by the father, M. A. Garrigan, of Poolville, Okla., and by two sisters, Miss Ellen Garrigan, of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. D. A. Dinius of Hutchinson, Kan.

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William H. Greenlee
Apr 17, 1924 - Jun 29, 1936

Corsicana, Texas, June 30. - William H. Greenlee, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Greenlee of the Jester community, died Monday night from injuries sustained at the family home Sunday afternoon when he fell from a tree. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Younger Cemetery, where burial was made. Surviving are the parents, five brothers and sisters, Mrs. Christine Jaroe, Purdon; Dorris Greenlee, Jester; Robert Ray Greenlee, Jester; Milton Greenlee, Jester, and Vivian Faye Greenlee, Jester, and a grandmother, Mrs. Dora Head, Arkansas.

July 1, 1936

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  • Parents William H. Greenlee and Willie Ola (Head) Greenlee

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Rufus Benjamin Hartley
Dec 18, 1896 - Jan 2, 1939

Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 3. - Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove for Rufus Hartley, 45, lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, who died at his home at Blooming Grove. Surviving are a brother, K. Hartley, and a sister, Mrs. Martin Warren, Blooming Grove.

Jan 4, 1939
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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUFUS B. HARTLEY

Funeral services for Rufus B. Hartley, aged 42, who died after a lingering illness at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. M. Warren Sunday night at 1:00 o'clock were held at the graveside at Rose Hill Cemetery where interment was made, with Rev Van P Morrison conducting the rites.

Mr. Hartley was born and reared in this community, was the son of the late R. M. and Elizabeth Hartley, pioneer settlers in this community. He was married August 24, 1917, to Miss Annie Mae Fullbright. To this union four children were born, Curren, Vernon, Jo Dean and Bennie Hartley, of Corsicana. All survive him. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. H. M. Warren, of Blooming Grove; two brothers, K. Hartley, Blooming Grove, and W. J. Hartley, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were C. T. Smith, J. E. Walker, frank Pevehouse, Tommy Robinson, J s. Tipton, and W. A. Crawford.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 6, 1939
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Geneva Nevada "Effie" (Dale) Grounds
Feb 13, 1882 - Nov 19, 1954

Mrs Grounds' Rites Conducted

CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Nevada Grounds, 72, who died Friday at her home in Blooming Grove, were held Saturday from the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. C.C. Ellis, Frost Baptist Church pastor, and the Rev. B.L. White, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Grounds had been in a coma 19 months.

Surviving are four sons, Roy Grounds of Dallas; Robert Grounds of Hillsboro; five daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Dyer and Mrs. Ruth Green, both of Frost, Mrs. Meady Bates of Palmer, Mrs. Wilmer Flovin of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Tinkie Lee Bell of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. M. T. Hollingsworth of Mertens and Mrs. J. M. McClain of Blooming Grove; 37 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Grounds
BLOOMING GROVE. Nov. 27 — (Spl) — Mrs. Effie Nevada Grounds, 72, widow, of the late Joe Preston Grounds, died at her home here Friday afternoon following a several years' illness. Mrs. Grounds had been in a coma for 19 months. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church here Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, assisted by Rev. B. L. White, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are four sons. Roy Grounds, Dallas; Robert and Regan Grounds, both of Blooming Grove, and Ralph Grounds. Hillsboro; five daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Dyer. Frost; Mrs. Mcady Bates, Palmer; Mrs. Wilmcr Flovin, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Ruth Green, Frost, and Mrs. Tinkle Lee Bell, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. M. T. Hollingsworth, Mertens, and Mrs. J. M. McLain, Blooming Grove; 37 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were H. S. Whorton, Lil Melton, Earl Hollingsworth, Roy Reed, Elwood Ferrell and Ordway Ferrell.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Martha Elvira (Carroll) Hartzell-Fultz
Mar 10, 1840 - Jan 9, 1929

Blooming Grove Woman Dies

BLOOMING GROVE, Navarro Co., Texas, Jan. 9. - Mrs. D.B. Fultz, 89, died Wednesday at her home here. Funeral services will be held Thursday, conducted by the Rev. T.G. Story, pastor of the Methodist Church of this city. Mrs. Fultz was one of the pioneers of the county. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mollie Sullenburgher of Corsicana, Mrs. Fred Fleming of Muskogee, Ok., and Mrs. Carrie Lutterlow of Jonesboro, Ark.

Jan 10, 1929

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIES AT DRESDEN 

MRS. D. B. FULTZ HAS LIVED AT DRESDEN NEARLY SEVENTY-EIGHT YEARS

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 9.-- (Sp).—Mrs. D. B. Fultz, aged 89, died Wednesday morning at 5.30 at her home at Dresden and funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. G. Story, pastor of the Methodist church of this city. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Fultz was one of the pioneers of the county, having moved to Dresden in 1851 when it was called Richland. She saw Dresden build into a little city then vanish again to a small rural town. Buffalo, deer and other wild game were plentiful in that section of the country when Mrs. Fultz moved there. Indians were also numerous.

She was the daughter of Col. and Mrs. B. F. Carroll und was married to Dan Hartzell in 1860.

About two yours ago Mrs. Fultz made a talk at the church in Dresden which was reproduced in the Dally Sun. The church was well filled to hear the venerable old lady deliver that message in which she told some of the history of the early days in that section. She stated that she attended school in a log house near where the present church stands. She was a woman of high intelligence and kept up with present conditions by constant reading and study. She was a devoted Christian woman and many of her kind acts have helped others in time of trouble and too she did much in her quiet, unassuming way that was never brought to the attention of the outside world.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mollie Sullenburgher, Corsicana; Mrs. Fred Fleming, Muskogee, Okla., and Mrs. Carrie Lutterlow, Jonesboro, Ark.

She was the mother of the late Ben Hartzell of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, 9, 1929

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF DRESDEN GIVES PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE

Mrs. D. M. Fultz Heard byLarge Audience Monday Afternoon

An interesting discussion of Psychology was heard Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at, the Dresden church when Mrs D. M. Fultz, pioneer resident of that community delivered a lecture before a large and appreciate audience.

The fact that Mrs. Fultz is 87 years of age and has been a resident of that community all of her life made the lecture all the more interesting. She was the daughter of Col. B. F. Carroll and came to Dresden in 1851. It was called Richland then and Mrs. Fultz saw the settlement build into a small city and then vanish away. Buffalo and Indians were plentiful at that time. She married Dan Hartzell in 1860 and is the mother of Mrs. Fred Flemming, Mrs. Mollie Sullenberger, Mrs. Carrie Lutterloch and the late Ben Hartzell.

Mrs. Fultz, is a woman of high intelligence, is a constant student and at the present is taking a special course in Psychology. She is very religious and performs many acts of kindness of which the world is not aware.

She prefaced her Psychology lecture by saying that she went to school in a house that stood near the church in which she was talking, and relating a few early day incidents. She launched into her lecture in a strong, clear voice holding the close attention of her hearers from start to the finish.

 In beginning her lecture Mrs. Fultz said: "If Christ be lifted up all men will be drawn to him. It is easy if the good and noble are made public. It is a notable fact that we will learn more about the teachings as they are written. In so many hooks we have pictures made in our subconscious mind to be more like the Christ life. Life is tin outpouring in which you learn as you give out, not as you take in. The only way you learn or classify knowledge on any subject so you will actually know It is to express it to others. It is the Tune of Life that you must express to them. Your soul is the spiritual image of you."

Here the speaker discussed at some length the soul, mind and body saying they must he riveted together, The scoffer and knocker were scored by the speaker who said "their lack of faith" is reflected in their, efforts as well as in their bodily conditions. Faith is active."

Liberty, both religions and civil, was discussed and it was pointed out that "tolerance is merely a concession, a gift from men,"  “We are taught to he more merciful," the speaker said, "Love for another can never be only in thoughts and words." The hand is the greatest member outside of the human brain, it was pointed out, and for centuries the hands have been used for healing the sick. "Definite, strong suggestion is the simplest of cures, so let us use it," Mrs. Fultz said. The power of suggestion was interestingly discussed by the speaker.

Concerning the human body Mrs. Fultz said:, "Some people want to condemn the human body. It is a great mistake. lt is a beautiful temple for your soul and the Great God formed the plan. I will say let us be careful of it. To children be, clean in your life and body. And live as far from sin as you can. Behind the Kingdom of God within you. Do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Religion in a nut-shell." Some of the  high lights on Mrs. Fultz's lecture follow:

"Instead of believing that always something will be wrong, believe only the good. Believe that only good will be for you.

"Our natural tendency is to wander. Many people wander through life and never arrive anywhere. They are lacking in purpose. "If you need help make that your first purpose, but also consider and keep in mind what you can do when well. You can't successfully begin drifting as most people do.

There must be an incentive to strengthen your success, Take an hour every evening for n study period. Don't allow any amusement to claim that time.

"I want to speak of power which can come to every man. It is to this power that we unconsciously turn to in a crisis. This power is God.

"Compare the opportunities and advantages you have enjoyed with those men and women had a century ago.

"All have been told: As you sow you will reap—You have seldom realized the constructive side of this law and how by working with it you can be helped, Carry a credit balance on your book of life.

"A smile upon your lips to cheer another will help you to pay your debt, or increase the world's debt to you as the case may he.

"The man who is trying to pay for a home is forming a good habit. Set the goal a few weeks ahead and keep moving up.

"There is no telling the dollars saved by a boy who never loses time in foolish pastimes. Most men are too well dressed.

"You may not have the time to think of saving. The surest way is to plan a task and keep in mind as the week’s pay comes in. Curb the desire for luxuries.

In conclusion Mrs. Fultz said "As a final thought on religion mention religious wars und persecution. To Roger Williams the glory belongs. He founded the first modern state which separated from the church. He founded a state which has carried the words of Jesus; 'If any man hear my words and believe not, judge him not.

For I come not to judge the world but to save the world,' America was founded as a christian nation. America is a land for all where all may enjoy perfect liberty, both religious and civil. It is a God given  right to worship as we please. No creed, has an exclusive right to God. For Jesus taught us God is our father, the Father of all men."

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 25, 1927


Clarence Hardy Boyett
Aug 7, 1905 - Nov 27, 1955

CORSICANA, Texas, - Clarence H. Boyett, 50, native of Blooming Grove, mechanic and carnival ride operator, died Sunday at Kingsville.

Funeral services are slated from the Corley Chapel here Wednesday with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are a stepfather, L. L. Moody, Houston; three brothers, R. P. Moody, Brenham, A. W. Moody, Dallas, and Doyle W. Moody, Lafayette, La.; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Richards, Dallas, Mrs. Gola Gandy, Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Floyd Jones, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Wesley Warner, Corsicana; an uncle, J.W. Taylor, Lindsey, Okla., and other relatives.

Nov 30, 1955

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  • 1910 census shows parents, Lee Moody (stepfather) and Ida Moody (mother)
    Submitted by Karen Rost


Louella (Hodge) Varnell
Sep 29, 1874 - May 16, 1955

Mrs. Luella Varnell, 5107 Milam, passed away in a local hospital Monday. Survived by three sons, E. H. Varnell, Fort Worth; J. R. Varnell, Bryan, Texas; D. D. Varnell, Midland, Texas; two daughters, Miss Pansy Varnell, Dallas; Mrs. A. Fisher, Wichita Falls, Texas; one brother, J.P. Hodge, Amarillo, Texas; one sister, Mrs. W. P. Wright, Denver, Colo. Graveside services to be held Tuesday, 4 p.m., in Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove, Texas. Rev. H. B. Prather officiating. ED C SMITH & BRO., INC., Swiss and Haskell - VI-4523

May 17, 1955

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Berta Florence Moore
Jul 1, 1880 - Aug 30, 1953

Mrs. Moore Buried

CORSICANA, Texas. - Final rites for Mrs. Berta Florence Moore, 73, long-time Blooming Grove resident, were held from the First Christian Church in Blooming Grove, with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are a son, E. A. Moore of Fort Worth.

Sep 2, 1953

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Mrs. Berta Moore Services Monday Mrs. Berta Florence Moore, 73 of Blooming Grove died in the Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon following an extended illness Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. from the First Christian church at Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Neal Marshall, Dallas Church of Christ minister, assisted by Rev. J. W Stephens, minister of the First Christian church of Blooming Grove. A native Texan, Mrs. Moore had resided in Blooming Grove more than 30 years. Surviving are a son, E. H. Moore, Fort Worth; six grandchildren, one of whom, Mrs. Alva Meador of Fort Worth, was reared by Mrs. Moore, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were Sam Carroll, Roy Reed, Drew Gillen, Carl (Buster) Warren, R. Bruce McCormick and Miller Reid. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Willie Vestal McCandless
Jun 30, 1880 - Jun 17, 1952

Willie Vestal McCandless, age 71, passed away Tuesday, 6 p.m., Baylor Hospital. Survived by wife, Mrs. Nellie McCandless; four daughters, Miss Addie McCandless, Mrs. Rex Smith, Mrs. Alline Stubblefield, Mrs. Tommie Hall, all of Dallas; a niece who lived in the home from babyhood, Mrs. Naomi Wilson, also of Dallas; two grandchildren, Barbara Jeanne Smith, William Thomas Barnes; brother, H.R. McCandless Sr., Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Duncan, El Monte, Calif.; Mrs. Irene Griffin, Temple; Mrs. Vera Vaughn, Fort Worth. Services Thursday, 3 p.m., Christian Church, Blooming Grove, Texas; Rev. Don Root officiating. Interment Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers; J.R. McCandless Jr., Ben Duncan McCandless, Garrett Sisson, Wallace Garrett, J.D. Patterson, Pat Moore. Arrangements McCormick Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

June 19, 1952

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Henry Marion Staggs
1892 - Feb 4, 1950

Services Held Sunday For Henry Staggs, 57

CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 5. - Henry Staggs, 57, of Blooming Grove, died in a Corsicana hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; four sons, R. C. Staggs, Dallas; Aubrey Staggs, Terrell; Cecil Staggs, Fort Worth, and Jerry Staggs, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Fuller, Wilmer; Mrs. Louise Waters, Fort Worth, and Miss Melba Jane Staggs, Blooming Grove; three brothers, S. G. Staggs and L. C. Staggs, both of Blooming Grove, and W. P Staggs, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Evaline Armstrong, Ardmore, Okla.; Mrs. Virgie Dixon, Miss Clara Staggs, Mrs. Effie Melton and Mrs. Lessie Wooten, all of Blooming Grove, and seven grandchildren.

Feb 6, 1950

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  • TXDI - Birth shows Dec. 31, 1894 on WWI Registration, 1900 census shows Dec.1893
    Submitted by Karen Rost

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Blooming Grove Resident Dies Here Saturday

Henry Staggs, 57, of Blooming Grove died in the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Grove Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, assisted by Rev. O. L. McCollum. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Tennessee, Staggs had resided in the Blooming Grove area for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; four sons, R. C. Staggs, Dallas; Aubrey Staggs, Terrell; Cecil Staggs, Fort Worth, and Jerry Staggs, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Fuller, Wilmer; Mrs. Louise Waters, Fort Worth, and Miss Melba Staggs, Blooming Grove; three brothers, S. G. and L. C. Staggs, both of Blooming Grove, and W. P. Staggs of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Evaline Armstrong, Ardmore, Okla.; Mrs. Virgie Dixon, Miss Clara Staggs, Mrs. Effie Melton and Mrs. Lessie Wooten, all of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Elsie Gorham, Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Clark, A. D. Garrison, Dwayne Garrison, Buster Warren, Earl Hollingsworth and Sam Melton.

Griffin Funeral home will direct.

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Bonnie Lee Ragan
Aug 12, 1900 - Mar 12, 1949

Burns Kill Farmer, Kin of Dallasites

CORSICANA, Texas, March 12. - Bonnie L. Ragan, 49, Blooming Grove farmer, died in a local clinic Saturday from burns sustained at his home Monday morning.

A relative discovered him in an unconscious condition. He apparently had smothered out flaming clothing with heavy quilts before becoming unconscious.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mable Slaughter, Dallas, and Mrs. Winnie Odom, Corsicana; six brothers, Troy Ragan and Odis Ragan, both of San Angelo; Reo Ragan, Lubbock; E.D. Ragan, Dallas; Jimmie Ragan, Greenville, and Baxton Ragan, Barry.

Mar 13, 1949

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Bonnie L. Ragan Dies From Burns Sustained Monday

Bonnie L. Ragan, aged 49 years, Blooming Grove farmer, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning. He was found critically burned at his home Monday morning by a relative, Mrs. Winnie Odom of Corsicana, a sister, said. Details of events surrounding the receiving of the burns have not been determined since he died without regaining consciousness. It is believed his clothing became accidentally ignited while smoking and he wrapped himself in heavy quilts to extinguish the flames before becoming unconscious.

Funeral services will be held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Sunday afternoon with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mable Slaughter, Dallas, and Mrs. Odom, Corsicana; six brothers, Troy and Odis Ragan, both of San Angelo; Reo Ragan, Lubbock; E. D. Ragan, Dallas; Jimmie Ragan, Greenville, and Braxton Ragan, Barry.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Benjamin Franklin Carroll
Aug 8, 1877 - Aug 20, 1949

Ben F. Carroll Dies

BLOOMING GROVE, Texas, Aug. 22. - Ben F. Carroll, 72, died in the same farm-house where he was born. He was a former Justice of the Peace. He was buried Sunday in Dresden Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, two children, Bud Carroll of Fort Sill, Okla., and Mrs. Jim Fuller of Blooming Grove; two brothers, a sister and four grandchildren.

Aug 23, 1949

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Sara Elizabeth (Clark) Wilkinson
Dec 11, 1855 - Jan 2, 1939

Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 3. - Funeral services for Mrs. I. N. Wilkinson, 80, who died at her home in Blooming Grove, were held Tuesday, with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Mrs. Wilkinson had lived in Navarro County for many years. Surviving are a son, C. N. Wilkinson, Longview; a daughter, Mrs. Lee Lowe, Blooming Grove and a stepdaughter, Mrs. J. M. Moore, Hubbard.

Jan 4, 1939

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MRS. SARAH ELIZABETH WILKINSON PASSES AWAY

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Wilkinson, aged 83, died at her home at 7 a.m. Monday.

Mrs. Wilkinson was born in Paris, Tennessee, but had resided in this community for a long period of time.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, her present pastor, Rev. W. O. Patterson, and a former pastor, Rev. E. L. Jones, of Richland, conducting the rites.

She is survived by one son, C. N. Wilkinson, of Longview; one daughter, Mrs Lee Lowe, of Blooming Grove; two grandchildren and two sisters, Misses Mary and Annie Clark, of Norman, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers were Jack Gillen, C. C. Isbell, E. D. McCormick, W. P. Orme, D. E. Magee and J. P. Avery. Interment was made at the Dresden cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 6, 1939
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ailen (Linley) Johnson
Feb 15, 1871 - Nov 18, 1935

Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 19. - Mrs. E. B. Johnson died at the family home in Blooming Grove Monday night and the funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Edgar B. Johnson, Blooming Grove, and a sister, Miss Gertie Linley, Wisconsin.

Nov 20, 1935

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MRS. E. B. JOHNSON PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY NIGHT

Mrs. E. B. Johnson who has been in ill health for several years died at the family home here Monday night at 10 o'clock. The funeral was held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the third avenue Presbyterian church of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband E. B. Johnson of Blooming Grove, and a sister Miss Gertie Lendley, Wisconsin.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 22, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John Findley Yarber
Nov 12, 1874 - Apr 18, 1929

J. F. Yarber Dies

CORSICANA, Texas, April 19. - J. F. Yarber, 54, proprietor of a monument establishment, who died Thursday, was taken to Blooming Grove Friday for interment. Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. L. Yarber, Corsicana; Robert Yarber, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Rawlinson, Lincoln, Neb., and Miss Gertrude Yarber, Corsicana.

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LOCAL BUSINESS MAN DIED EARLY THURSDAY MORNING
J. F. Yarber, 54, proprietor of the Yarber monument works 2213 West Second avenue died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic on Thursday morning at one o'clock following a lingering illness the funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church Friday morning at 9 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. P Culver, pastor of the Fist Methodist church. The body will be taken to Blooming Grove where burial will be made.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. L. Yarber and Robert Yarber both of Corsicana and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Rawlson, Lincoln, Neb. and Miss Gertrude Yarber, Corsicana.
The funeral will be directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. F. YARBER FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for J. F. Yarber, 54, proprietor of a monumental establishment, 2213 West Second avenue, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday morning at 1 o’clock, following a lingering illness, were held Friday morning from the First Methodist church. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church. The body was taken to Blooming Grove where interment was made.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. L. Yarber, Corsicana; Robert Yarber, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Rawlinson, Lincoln, Neb., and Miss Gertrude Yarber, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were A. N. Justiss, L. F. Flynn, P. L. Thompson, T. J. Walton, Doyle Pevehouse and B. W. George, all of Corsicana; Dr. Arthur Wilkinson, J. E. Walker, Bruce McCormick, Will Reed, C. L. Tillman and L. I. Griffin, all of Blooming Grove.

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John Stephens
May 29, 1846 - Aug 11, 1903

Blooming Grove, Tex., Aug. 12. - Jno. Stephens, who lived in the Bethany community, west of here, was found dead in his field at 9 o'clock yesterday.

Aug. 16, 1903

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William Blake Thompson Sr.
Apr 24, 1851 - Jul 26, 1928

W. B. Thompson Dies

CORSICANA, Texas, July 27. - William Blake Thompson, 76, resident of Navarro County practically all of his life, died at the home of his son, W. B. Thompson, Jr., at Blooming Grove, Wednesday night following a week's illness. The funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove. Surviving are his wife, one son, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

July 28, 1928

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PIONEER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED THURSDAY

BLOOMING GROVE. July 27.— (A)—William Blake Thompson. Sr., aged 76 years, died here Wednesday night at midnight following a week's illness and the funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the Rose Hill cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. A. Conway, Baptist minister of Corsicana.

Mr. Thompson came to this county when a young man and had resided here since that time.

He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, one child, W. B. Thompson, Jr., four grand-children and several great grand-children.

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Robert Lane Whorton
Nov 20, 1899 - Dec 2, 1928

Wharton Funeral Held

BLOOMING GROVE, Texas, Dec. 3. - Robert L. Wharton, 30, died at his home at Avalon Sunday and funeral services were held in the Avalon Baptist Church Monday, with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove. He is survived by his wife and two children; three brothers, Olen Wharton of Corsicana, Frank Wharton of Avalon, Walter Wharton of Frost; three sisters, Mrs. John Gleen of Albany, Miss Clemmie Wharton of Dallas, and Mrs. Edgar Holdridge.

Dec. 4, 1928

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Capt. Robert Dewilder George Sr.
Nov 21, 1841 - Jun 6, 1927

Blooming Grove Civil War Veteran Is Dead

BLOOMING GROVE, Texas June 6. - Capt. R.D. George, Civil War veteran, aged 86 years, died here Monday morning at 4 o'clock following a long illness of many months. Capt. George was one of the pioneer settlers of this vicinity, coming here right after the Civil War and residing here continuously ever since. A recognized leader in all civic and religious affairs of the county, for many years he served with distinction as such.

He is survived by the following children; T. M. George of Slaton, R. W. George, R. D. George Jr. and J. D. George of Blooming Grove; Mrs. J. M. Reid of Blooming Grove, Mrs. John Scott of Clovis, N.M., Mrs. J.T. Spires of Corsicana and Mrs. J.T. Ross of Kerens.

Jun 7, 1927

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Maggie Etta "Ettie" (Hodges) George
Dec 1872 - Aug 30, 1930

Mrs. T. M. George Buried

SLATON, Texas, Sept. 2. - Mrs. T. M. George, 57, who died here at her home, was buried at Blooming Grove, her birthplace. She is survived by her husband and four children, Miss Maggie of Slaton, Carl W. and Willie of Slaton and Tom of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Watson of Lubbock and Mrs. Ernest Gary of Petersburg and two brothers who live at Hamlin.

Sep 3, 1930

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Mrs. T. M. George, Sr. Buried Here Sunday

The remains of Mrs. T. M. George, Sr., were laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She passed away at the family home in Slaton, Lubbock county, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, and the remains arrived in Blooming Grove about noon Sunday. The McCormick Funeral Service in charge, the remains were taken from the T. M. George, Jr. home on North Fordyce street at 4 p.m. Sunday to the First Methodist church where a very impressive funeral service was conducted by Pastor T. G. Story, Rev. Goodbar and Rev. J. W. Watson, the latter from Lubbock.

The church was filled with friends of the deceased. The service was very touching, fitting, comforting, and the floral display was unusually large, attesting the high esteem in which this splendid wife, mother, Christian woman was held by those who knew her best.

Following the service in the church, a long procession followed the hearse to Rose Hill cemetery where interment took place in the family lot by the side of mounds marking the resting place of two little fellows (Gordon and Dewilder) gone on before. At the grave the service was simple, unostentatious in keeping with the beautiful life this woman lived. There was a sort of nearness, a sort of coming close about the bier by the friends and loved ones for a farewell goodbye. The flowers and beautiful wreaths were brought forward and sympathetic hands placed them over the mound and tender-hearted loved ones watered with tears the last scene. Gently the assembled crowd went away and the sun hid its shining face behind the western horizon, and the evening dews watered the newly-placed flowers throughout the night a restful, tranquil scene, not a noise except the notes of birds in the trees, none to disturb - "Asleep in Jesus."

Mrs. George was Miss Maggie Ettie Hodges before marriage. She was born and reared in the Blooming Grove community. With the flush of young womanhood upon her cheek she was the favorite in a large circle of friends. She was born Dec. 4, 1872, and on Aug. 29, 1893, she was married to T. M. George and they lived happily in Blooming Grove until Feb., 1920, when they moved to Slaton, Lubbock county. From this union were born six children; two died very young, leaving now T. M. George Jr. of Blooming Grove, Carl and Maggie Wallace George, of Slaton, Willie Oran George, S. M. U. student at Dallas. The husband survives and is a recognized business fman of Slaton and a member of the city commission of his town.

Mrs. George was a life-long member of the Methodist church and a regular attendant upon all the services. She was not a stout woman physically, and for the past four years she seldom knew a well day. The pink of health kept fading, the once elastic step slowed down. She was acquainted with suffering, but she had to light up the dark days a radiant countenance and to buoy her tired frame unfaltering faith in the words, "I go to prepare a place and where I am ye shall be also." She was a woman who loved home, gave up the best efforts of her life for her family..

She was ready to go and the life went out with the gentleness of the setting sun.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 5, 1930

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Euel Dean Boyd
Jul 16, 1917 - Sep 14, 1981

Euel Dean Boyd, 64, died September 14, at Kemah.

Services are today, Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. Funeral arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow, Opal Boyd; two daughters, Wanda Haugh of Friendwood, and Mary Gonzales of Texas City; three brothers, Elvis Boyd of Conroe, Herman Boyd of Youngville, Louisiana and Alvie Boyd of Midland; one sister, Mrs. Bonnie Fields of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are Jerry Fields, Sonny Fields, Buddy Boyd, Thurman Boyd and Ivan Boyd.

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Jubie Jesse Hales
Sep 19, 1886 - Jun 29, 1936

Corsicana, Texas, June 30 - Jubbie Jesse Hales, 50 carpenter, died at a local hospital Monday night. The funeral services were held at Campbell Cemetery Tuesday afternoon where burial was made, the Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, officiating. Mr. Hales had resided in Corsicana twenty years. Surviving are his wife; five children, Jubbie Hales Jr., George A. Hales, Mary Frances Hales, William Hales and Vandine Hales, all of Corsicana; five brothers, Berry Hales, Hempstead; Dealy Hales, Barry; William Hales, Blooming Grove; Hubbard Hales, Corsicana, and J. I. Hales, Drane; two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Middleton, Corbet, and Mrs. Frankie Hadley, Drane.

July 1, 1936

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W. Edward "Eddie" Pruitt
Sep 22, 1881 - Feb 1, 1901

Accidentally Shot With Target Rifle

Blooming Grove, Tex., Jan. 30. - While killing hogs at his father's residence near town this morning Eddie Pruitt, son of G. W. Pruitt, was accidentally shot with a target rifle in the stomach. The bullet ranged upward and young Pruitt's wound is considered dangerous.

Feb. 1, 1901

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Pauline Mary Labban
Jun 8, 1900 - May 20, 1988

Mrs. George Labban
Mrs. George (Pauline) Labban, of Corsicana, died May 20 in Corsicana. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana.
The graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Hollywood Cemetery in Houston with the Rev. Michael Metcalf officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. George Labbin, Jr., of Davidson, N.C.; and Harvey Michael Labbin of Boca Raton, Fl.; three daughters, Elaine K. Labbin of Corsicana; Elizabeth Dennehy, of Corsicana; and Tressa Watkins, of Corsicana; eleven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.
Pallbearers are will and Joe Hashop, Kevin and Mike Labbin, Nelson Ross, P.D. Fullwood, Bill Dennehy and Kip Watkins.
Memorials may be sent to the Memorial Fund of St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 N. 14th St., Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, May 22, 1988

  • TXDI: Labban Pauline Mary 05-20-1988 NAVARRO Female

  • SSDI: PAULINE M LABBAN 08 Jun 1900 20 May 1988 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)


Leroy Porter
Aug 26, 1917 - May 19, 1988

Leroy Porter
Leroy Porter, 71, of the Pelham Community, died May 19, 1988, in Pelham.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Pelham Community Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is directing.
He served as a steward and class leader of his church, was a community choir member and a member of the Pelham Masonic Lodge #187.
His survivors include a wife, Florence Porter; one daughter, Delores Mitchell of Waco; one son, Roy Earl Porter of Irving; two sisters-in-law, Helen Hill and Shirley Hill, both of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, Ronnie Mitchell, Sonya Mitchell and Patrick Porter; one uncle, Elmer Porter; three aunts, Emma M. Herron of Italy, Estella Wallace and Christana Love of Little Rock, Ark; and a host of first cousins, close relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Bernard Porter, Theo Porter, Alfred Martin, Frederick Caruthers, Howard Porter, J. B. Porter, and Elvis Caruthers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Heiskell, Dr. Rickie Heiskell, Ralph Porter, William Hill, Bernard Porter Jr., Michael Heiskell, Aurthur L. Herron, Bruce Porter, Anthony Hill, and Kenneth Porter.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, May 22, 1988

  • SSDI: LEROY PORTER 26 Aug 1917 May 1988 76648 (Hubbard, Hill, TX)


Clay Melton Reed
Oct 8, 1907 - May 20, 1988

Clay Reed
Clay Melton Reed, 80, of Frost, died May 20, 1988 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is 4 p.m. Sunday at the Frost United Methodist Church, with Rev. Clyde Zellers and D. B. Spurlock officiating. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery. Arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Reed of Frost; a son, Kenneth Reed of Frost; a daughter, Emogean Bason of Fort Worth; a brother, Leo Reed of Cleburne; a sister, Glynell Connelley of Albuqurque, N.M.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are J. O. WIlliams, Clifford Williams, Jimmy Hooser, Keith Speers, Ronald Martin and Ronald Brown.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, May 22, 1988

  • TXDI: Reed Clay Melton 05-20-1988 NAVARRO Male

  • SSDI: CLAY M REED 08 Oct 1907 20 May 1988 76641 (Frost, Navarro, TX)


John Wesley Carty
Jan 10, 1918 - May 20, 1988

John Carty
John Wesley Carty, 72, of Frost, died May 20, 1988.
Service is noon Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Rev. J. O. Lawler officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
He is survived by three sons, Jackie Carty of Frost, John Carty of Dallas and William Carty of Lancaster; two daughters, Doris Cook of Blooming Grove and Dianna Davis of DeSoto; one brother, Carl Carty of Whitewright; two sisters, Julia Dean of Plano and Teen C. Albright of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, May 22, 1988

  • TXDI: Carty John Wesley 05-20-1988 NAVARRO Male

  • SSDI: JOHN CARTY 10 Jan 1918 20 May 1988 76641 (Frost, Navarro, TX)


Homer Fullerton, Jr.
Jan 6, 1920 - May 23, 1977

Homer Fullerton
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Homer Streetman, who died Monday night at his residence in Streetman.
The Rev. Bob Gaines will officiate with burial following at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.
Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lillian Fullerton of Streetman; two sons, Kevin Fullerton and David Johnson both of Streetman; three daughters, Mrs. Danny Territo of Streetman, Mrs. Karl Zaccone of Garland, and Mrs. Greg Caton of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Tina Territo of Streetman; four sisters Mrs. Afton Bonner and Mrs. Arzell Westover both of Streetman, Mrs. Alice Adair Westover of Dallas and Mrs. Marguerit Weir of Alvin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun

  • TXDI: Fullerton Homer JR 05-23-1977 FREESTONE Male

  • SSDI: HOMER FULLERTON 06 Jan 1920 23 May 1977


Dennis Michael Baker

D. M. Baker
Pallbearers for the Dennis Michael Baker services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel were to be Buddy Smith, Leonard Yarborough, Melvin Tims, Roy Ivy, Joe Reamy, and Don Cummins.
The Rev. R. . Tumlinson was to officiate.

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Christie Allie Westbrook
Dec 25, 1899 - May 22, 1977

Mrs. Westbrook
Pallbearers for the Mrs. Alle Westbrook services which were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel were Jack Baggett, Leighton Dawson, Hoyt Moore, Dr. Scott Middleton, Monroe Hurley, J.C. Buchanan, Rodney Coppock and Billy Don Atkeisson.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun

  • TXDI: Westbrook Christie A 05-22-1977 DALLAS Female

  • SSDI: CHRISTIE WESTBROOK 25 Dec 1899 May 1977 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)


Homer Edward Gentsch
Mar 10, 1898 - May 24, 1977

H. E. Gentsch
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Gladewater for Homer Edward Gentsch, native of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Gladewater.
The Rev. B.F. Risinger will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home here.
He was a retired Exxon employee and a member of the First Baptist Church in Gladewater.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lorene Gentsch of Gladewater; three sons, Donald Edward Gentsch and Dwayne M. Gentsch both of Garland and Wayne M. Gentsch of Longview; eight grandchildren, two brothers, Everett Gentsch of Corsicana and Roy Gentsch of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Bethel Gooden of Wortham.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun

  • TXDI: Gentsch Homer E 05-24-1977 SMITH Male

  • SSDI: HOMER GENTSCH 10 Mar 1898 May 1977 75647 (Gladewater, Gregg, TX)


Charles E. Calame
Apr 11, 1911 - May 23, 1977

C. E. Calame
WORTHAM - Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Walker Funeral Home Chhapel for C. E. (Son) Calame, 66, lifelong resident of Wortham, who died Monday afternoon.
The Revs. Glen Latimer and . A. Tarkington will officiate, with burial following at Woodland Cemetery at Krivin.
He was a member of the Kirvin Baptist Church, born near Wortham in Navarro County, and a retired oil field roughneck.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Glenda Hendon of Teague, Mrs. Elizabeth Lucas of Corsicana and Mrs. Nelda Williams of Kirvin; four sons, Charles L. Calame of Wortham, Jerry Calame of DeSoto, Jesse Calame of Plano, and Tony Calame of Wortham; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Teal of Mexia, Mrs. Aline Wisdom of Plainview, and Mrs. Flora Crenshaw and Mrs. Josephine Patterson, both of Leveland; three brothers, Cloman Calame and David Calame of Wortham and Billy Calame of Palestine; and 17 grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun

  • TXDI: Calame Charles E 05-23-1977 FREESTONE Male

  • SSDI: CHARLES CALAME 11 Apr 1911 May 1977 76693 (Wortham, Freestone, TX)


Eliza Ann (UNKNOWN) Holland
? - Jan 1924

Mrs. J. M. Holland Dead Funeral This Afternoon
Mrs. Eliza Ann Holland aged 80 years, wife of J. M. Holland died last night at the family home 913 (or 915) West Tenth avenue and the remains were interred at Petty Chapel this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. W. A. Sanders officiating. The deceased is survived by her husband who will be 84 years of age tomorrow and to whom she had been married for 6<?> years and three children, Mrs. R. <C?> Campbell of Corsicana, J. T. Holland of Mexia and G. C. Holland of Lark Okla. The funeral today was largely attended and there were many floral offerings.


Jan 21, 1924

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William Manuel Porter
Feb 9, 1916 - May 19, 1988

William Porter
William Manuel Porter, 72, of the Pelham Community, died May 19, 1988, in Pelham. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Pelham Community Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home will direct.
He served as a steward and trustee of his church and also as a member of the Pelham Masonic Lodge #187.
Survivors are six children, Carole Savagee, Maxine Duster, Darnell Porter, Evelyn Ruth Bluitt, Norma Bean and Alma Wyatt; seventeen grandchildren; one uncle, Elmer Porter; three aunts, Emma H. Herron of Italy, Estella Wallace and Christana Love, both of Little Rock, Ark.; and a host of first cousins, close relatives and friends.
pallbearers are Bernard Porter, Theo. Porter, Alfred Martin, Fredrick Caruthers, Howard Porter, J. B. Porter, and Elvis Caruthers.
Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Heiskell, Dr. Rickie Heiskell, Ralph Porter, William Hill, Bernanrd Porter Jr., Michael Heiskell, Aurthur L. Herron, Bruce Porter, Anthony Hill, and Kenneth Porter.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 22, 1988

  • SSDI: W M PORTER 09 Feb 1916 May 1988 76648 (Hubbard, Hill, TX)


Letha Ellen Peacock
Aug 25, 1895 - May 20, 1988

Letha Ellen Peacock
Letha Ellen Peacock, 92, died May 20, 1988, in St. Paul's Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Calvin Frances and the Rev. Wayne Warren officiating. Interment will be in Trinidad Cemetery.
She lived 35 years in Trinidad, and at one time lived in Corsicana.
Survivors are a daughter-in-law, Joyce Peacock of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 22, 1988

  • SSDI: LETHA E PEACOCK 25 Aug 1895 20 May 1988 75235 (Dallas, Dallas, TX)


Rosie Mae (Prater) Roloff
Aug 1 1908 - May 15, 1988

Rosie Roloff
Rosie Mae Roloff, 79, of Mesquite, died May 21, 1988, in Mesquite.
Service is 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. J. Roland Spears officiating.
Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Bill Roloff of Mesquite; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 22, 1988

  • SSDI: ROSIE M ROLOFF 01 Aug 1908 15 May 1988 (V) 75150 (Mesquite, Dallas, TX)


George Harvey Coffey
Aug 18, 1902 - May 21, 1988

George Coffey
George H. Coffey, 85, of Corsicana, died May 21, 1988, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. J. Roland Spears and Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
He was a member of the Memorial Baptist church.
He is survived by five daughters, Gladys Ogburn of Roane, Willie Mae Pierce of Ennis, and Birtie Dickerson, Mary Townley and Carolyn Horn, all of Corsicana; three sons, LeRoy Coffey of Brownsboro, and George and Leon Coffey, both of Chatfield; two sisters, Mae Lehman and Feebe Este, both of Seminole, Okla.; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Ronnie Ogburn, Billy Coffey, Bill Coffey, Mike Dickerson, Troy Lynn Pierce and Roy D. Coffey.
The family will receive visitors at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home between 7-8 p.m.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 22, 1988

  • SSDI: GEORGE H COFFEY 18 Aug 1902 21 May 1988 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

  • TXDI: Coffey George Harvey 05-21-1988 NAVARRO Male


Nancy Virginia (Smotherman) Threet
abt 1870 - Jul 1940

Mrs. N. V. Threet buried Wednesday Pattison, Cemetery
Mrs. Nancy Virginia Threet, aged 70 died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. L. T. Barnes, 814 West Eleventh Avenue, Friday afternoon. Funeral
services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley
chapel. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Durwood Geddie of Waco.
Surviving are two sons, L. P. Threet, Tupelo, and W.  H. Threet,
Angus; a daughter, Mrs Barnes, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, and two
brothers, W. P. Smotherman Clovis, N.M., and R. B. Smotherman, Emhouse.
Pallbearers were A. T. Smith, E. E. Downing, W. J. Barnes, W. H.
Downing, W. J. Barnes, W. H. Thorne, J. B. Moseley and Pat Landers.

Notes:

  • Parents: Dennis W Smotherman & Ruth Carolina McCoy

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul 24, 1940

  • Submitted by Angela Hudson Norwood


Eula Clementine (Reid) Threet
Jul 07, 1897 - Mar 21, 1956

Eula Clementine Reid Threet
Mrs. Eula Threet, 58, nurse. 811 West Eleventh avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning following a several weeks illness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m., from the Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be held in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the church; Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church, and Dr. A. J. Kirkland, Henderson, former pastor here.
A life-long resident of Navarro County. Mrs Threet was a nurse at the State Home when she became a nurse at the State Home when she became ill. She formerly was a nurse at the old P and S Hospital and later Memorial Hospital before accepting the post at the State Home. She was a Baptist and a Rebekah.
Her husband, the late L. P. Threet, died May 10, 1946.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs Pauline French and Miss Eula Faye Threet., both of Corsicana; Mrs Frances Walker, Biloxi, Miss., and Mrs. Cherry Layfield. Powell; three grandchildren; father James B Reid; San Juan; three brothers, James T. Reid, Ruscola; Bailey C Reid, Encanto, Calif., and A. A. Reid, Purdon; three sisters, Mrs R. M. Drain, Sr., Corsicana; Mrs Dorothy Fitzgerald, Fort Worth and Mrs. J. I. McPherson.
Seagoville, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • Parents: James B Reid and Ada Jane Milner

  • Husband: Loyal Pet Threet

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 21, 1956

  • Submitted by Angela Hudson Norwood

 

Mrs. Eula Threet Rites Are Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Threet, 58, nurse, 811 West Eleventh avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning, were held from the Missionary Baptist church Thursday at 3 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the church: Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Dr. A. J. Kirkland, Henderson, formerly of Corsicana. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. A life-long resident of Navarro county, Mrs. Threet was a nurse at the State Home when she became ill. She formerly was connected with the P. and S. and Memorial Hospitals. Her husband, the late L. P. Threet, died May 10, 1946. Mrs. Threet was a Baptist and Rebekah. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pauline French, and Miss Eula Faye Threet, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Frances Walker; Biloxi, Miss., and Mrs. Cherry Layfield, Powell; three grandchildren; father, James B. Reid, San Juan; three brothers, James T. Reid, Tuscola; Bailey C. Reid, En Canto, Calif., and A. A. Reid, Purdon: three sisters, Mrs. R. M. Drain, Sr., Corsicana; Mrs. Dorothy Fitzgerald, Fort Worth, and Mrs. J. I. McPherson, Seagoville, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were L. C. Clark, W. P. Staggs, Joe T. Smith, Johnnie McFadden, E. Hoyt Smith and J. C. Roe. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Missionary Baptist church. Corley directed.

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Loyal Pet Threet
abt 1898 - May 1946

Loyal Pet Threet
Loyal Pet Threet, aged 48 years, farmer, died with a heart attack at the family residence, 910 West Eleventh avenue Friday morning at 9:00 clock.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Friday afternoon but are expected to be held Sunday from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn and Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist ministers.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs Pauline French, Misses Eula Faye, Frances, and Cherry Threet, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. L. T. Barnes, Corsicana; a brother, W. H. Threet, Navarro; an uncle, W. O. Threet, Mildred and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be O. S. Rich, C. V. Breithaupt, Bogie Poarch, Leo Hubbard, Clyde Barnes, and John DeRusha.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 10, 1946

  • Submitted by: Angela Hudson Norwood

  • Parents: Caleb Houston Threet and Nancy Virginia (Smotherman) Threet

  • Wife: Eula Clementine Reid Threet

 

FUNERAL SERVICES SCHEDULED SUNDAY FOR L. P. THREET
Funeral services for L. P. Threet, aged 48 years, who died with a heart attack at the family residence, 910 West Eleventh avenue, Friday morning, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn and Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist ministers. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters; Mrs. Pauline French, Misses Eula Faye, Frances and Cherry Threet, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. L. T. Barnes, Corsicana; a brother, W. H. Threet, Navarro; an uncle, W. O. Threet, Mildred, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be O. S. Rich, C. V. Breithaupt, Bogie Poarch, Leo Hubbard, Clyde Barnes, and John DeRusha.

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Elisha "Lish" F. Threet
Dec 19, 1862 - Mar 22, 1929

Elisha (Lish) F. Threet
E. F. Threet, 68, farmer of the Powell community died suddenly en route to see a physician Friday morning about 9 'clock and the funeral services will be held from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The body will be taken to Ennis where burial will be made.
Mr. Threet had been bothered with what he thought was indigestion for a couple of days and was en route to see a physician with his brother, W. O . Threet of Powell. The automobile was stopped at the intersection of West Seventh avenue and South Main street for a red light when he died suddenly with a heart attack. He was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic but he was dead when the car arrived
there.
He was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in Navarro County for a number of years.
Surviving are three brothers, W. O. Threet, Powell; C. H. Threet, Roane; two sisters, Mrs J. W. Smotherman, Powell: Mrs J. C. Deavers, Ennis and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • Parents: Joseph M Threet & Caroline Evins

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 22, 1929

  • Submitted by Angela Hudson Norwood

  • Elisha F. Threet
    Born: 19 Dec 1862, Rutherford, Tennessee, USA
    Died: 22 Mar 1929, Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, USA 


Henry J. Kohlmann
Sep 17, 1934 - Mar 1, 2008

Henry J. Kohlmann
Henry J. Kohlmann, 73, of Rice passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Morgan Hamilton officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Pallbearers will be Randy Strauser, Frank Koble, Dwain Lewis, Kevin Gettel, Armin Piel, Jerry Morgan, Bill Tesmer and Ron Feldmann. Mr. Kohlmann was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Chicago, Ill. He was a Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kohlmann of Rice; sons, Ron Kohlmann of Rice, William Kohlmann of Michigan and James Kohlmann of Minnesota; daughters, Mary Pettes of Colorado and Barbara Erwin of Sweetwater; sister, Rosemary Beland of Illinois; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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John Young
May 12, 1836 - Jan 7, 1888

CORSICANA, Texas., Jan. 9. - John Young of Blooming Grove, ex-county commissioner, died last Saturday and was buried Sunday. He was an old and substantial citizen.

White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Civil War Veteran

  • John Young served in Company F of the 16th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col. Carnot Posey. John joined the 16th in 1862 as a member of Company F. His two brothers, Samuel and Elijah had joined Company B. I would have to confirm the dates, but sometime in either late 1862 or early 1863 John was transferred to Company B and served with his brothers. John served with the 16th until his capture on April 2, 1865 at Fort Stedman, outside of Petersburg, Virginia. He was paroled in the summer of '65.

    In 1862 Col. Posey became a Brigadier General and the brigade carried the name "Posey's Brigade", for the rest of the war.  Dave Renfrow,   Levelland, Texas


Haden Christian Taylor
Sep 1884 - May 16, 1955

TAYLOR, Haden C., 4314 Trellis Court, died Monday. Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret E. Taylor; four sisters, Mrs. R.M. Smith and Mrs. Cecil Foster, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Josephine Brown, Ardmore Okla.; Mrs. Lois Thornell, Dallas; two brothers, T. J. Taylor and James Taylor, both of Corsicana. Services Tuesday 2 p.m. Ed C. Smith & Bro. Chapel, Dr.  H. E. Fowler officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, 4:30 p.m. Rev. J. W. McKinney officiating. Pallbearers; Don R. Gladnew, Howard S. Edge, E.Clyde Seymour, Henry G. Holmes, E. E. Akers, Fred H.
Pennington. ED C. SMITH & BRO., INC. Swiss Ave. at Haskell VI-4523

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Grace B. (Knight) Denton
Jan 30, 1907 - Jul 19, 1972

DENTON, Mrs. Grace B., 1350 Stemmons Drive. Survived by husband, Dr. Guy T. Denton Jr., sons, Dr. Reginald Westmoreland, Denton, Tex., Guy Fred Denton, George Terrance Denton, Robert Eugene Denton, all of Dallas; mother, Mrs. Fannie Knight, Dallas, brothers, R. W. Knight, Odessa, R. L. Knight, Austin; sister, Mrs. Imogene Thompson, Dallas, five grandchildren. Services 10:00 a.m. Friday. LAMAR & SMITH CHAPEL, Rev.
Buel Crouch officiating. Interment Hope Well Cemetery, Navarro, Tex., 2:00 p.m., Friday. LAMAR & SMITH FUNERAL HOME 800 W. Jefferson 946-3146

July 21, 1972

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  • TXDI

  • SSDI: GRACE DENTON 30 Jan 1907 Jul 1972 75208 (Dallas, Dallas, TX)

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Robert Newton Rogers
Jun 1870 - Jan 3, 1939

CORSICANA, Texas. - Jan. 3. - Robert Newton Rogers, 68, farmer living southwest of Corsicana for many years, died at a Corsicana hospital Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Robbins, Graham; six sons, W. A. Rogers, R. L. Rogers, H. T. Rogers, M. R. Rogers, all of Corsicana; J. W. Rogers, Flora Ill., and Roy D. Evans, Odessa; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Notes:

  • TXDI and census records - Laura C. Rogers listed as wife

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. N. ROGERS HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Robert Newton Rogers, aged 68 years, farmer residing southwest of Corsicana for many years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Tuesday morning were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel. Interment was made in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Robbins, Graham; six sons, W. A. Rogers, R. L. rogers, H. T. Rogers and M. R. Rogers, all of Corsicana; J. W. Rogers, Flora, Ill., and Roy D. Rogers, Odessa; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Cullen Bayless, Mallie Brown, Boyd Elmore, Henry Slate, Hal Finch and Claude Everett.

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Robert Glenwood Robinson
Mar 21, 1936 - Dec 23, 1962

Man Charged in Slaying Of Corsicana Policeman

CORSICANA, Texas, - A 33-year-old bulldozer operator was charged Monday with the murder of Police Sgt. Bob Robinson, 26, who was slaughtered Sunday night with a shotgun. Police believed Robinson was shot when he stopped a motorist on a traffic violation.

Justice of the Peace Grover Bowden said murder charges were filed against Grover Raymond Beamon, 33, who was held without bond. His cousin, Franklin Beamon, was released on his own recognizance.

Robinson was a handsome, athletic man of 26 and the president of his Sunday School class. His killing aroused hundreds of persons who knew him in Corsicana and enraged his fellow officers.

Police first questioned and released a resident of Corsicana who was arrested in Palestine. They then arrested the cousins, who are white, and 27 and 33 years old, respectively.

Navarro County Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse said one of the cousins had a sawed-off shotgun, with a pistolgrip handle. Possession of a sawed-off shotgun is a violation of federal law.

Robinson was shot about 9 p.m. Sunday night, two hours before he would have gone off duty. He had planned to go home after his tour of duty ended and help his wife put the finishing touches on Christmas preparations.

Investigators were sure that he stopped his killer for a traffic violation because when he fell dead in the street his open charge book fell under his body.

A charge of buckshot hit him under the left ear.

"A fine policeman, the very highest type of officer," Mayor R.S. Redding said. "An efficient policeman. Rather thoroughgoing. He was a strong family man," City Mgr. R.K. Snetham said.

Mrs. Robinson was reported in shock. Police Chief Bill Onstott started the "Bob Robinson Fund" for the widow and child. Contributions were reported pouring in.

Funeral services for Robinson will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery here.

Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Teresa, 3, his parents, Police Chief and Mrs. George Robinson of Clifton; two brothers, State Highway Patrolman George Robinson of Ennis and James Robinson of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Chandler of Eureka, Navarro County, and Miss Shirley Ann Robinson of Clifton; his grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Robinson of Blooming Grove.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • TXDI - Navarro Co. Birth records

  • Son of George A. Robinson and Opal Odessa (Mahone) Robinson

  • Robert Glenwood Robinson was born March 21, 1936 in Rice, Navarro County Texas to George Alvis & Opal Odessa (Mahone) Robinson. He was a member of the Corsicana Police Department. Sergeant Robson was on patrol when he stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of East Tenth Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, Grover Beamon, 63, shot officer Robinson in the back of the head with a sawed-off, 12-gague shotgun as the officer tried to take cover.
    Beamon was arrested, indicted and convicted of murder. He was assessed a 99-year prison term. Beamon was released and will be on parole until 2052. Officer Robinson was survived by his wife and one daughter.


David Kirtch Robinson
Jul 27, 1850 - Dec 30, 1938

Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 3. - Funeral rites were held at the Frost Methodist Church for D. K. Robinson, 88, early resident of Frost, who died at his home at Frost. He came to Navarro County in 1878. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, a son, John Robinson, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Mitchell, Frost.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • The Dallas Morning News - Jan 4, 1939



D. K. ROBINSON, PIONEER RESIDENT OF FROST, DIES
D. K. Robinson, aged 88 years, pioneer resident of Frost, died suddenly Friday afternoon at his home at Frost. He came to Navarro county in 1878. Funeral rites were held from the Frost Methodist church Saturday afternoon with interment in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. V. Bane, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, John Robinson, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Mitchell, Frost, and a number of other relatives.

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Lillie Maybell Cobb
1886 - Aug 1, 1947

Obituary Moved


Dixie L. Lawler
abt 1871 - Nov 11, 1942

CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. L. B. Lawler, 71, pioneer resident of Dawson, died at her home there Wednesday and the funeral services were held Thursday at the Methodist Church, with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

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Ella Simms
Feb 10, 1886 - Jun 15, 1968

Mrs. Simms Rites Slated

Funeral services for Mrs. D. G. Simms, 82, of San Angelo, a former longtime Dallas resident, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Johnson's Funeral Chapel in San Angelo. Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, Navarro County.

Mrs. Simms, a Blooming Grove, Navarro County native, died in San Angelo Saturday.

A Dallas resident from 1921 until 1966, she was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge. She also was a former president of the Dallas chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was the author of several poems published in the old Dallas Life magazine during the 1930's.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Charles Clark of Dallas.

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  • TXDI

  • SSDI: ELLA R SIMMS 10 Feb 1886; 15 Jun 1968; 76901 (San Angelo, Tom Green, TX)

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Artie (Smith) Scales-Waldrop
Mar 22, 1881 - Oct 15, 1969

MESQUITE - Funeral services for Mrs. Artie Waldrop, 88, of 429 Crest Hill, will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana. Burial will be in Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Waldrop died Friday in Dallas.

She was a native of East Texas and had lived in Mesquite four years.

Survivors: Five sons, L. B. Waldrop of Richardson, R. E. Waldrop and R. C. Waldrop of Dallas, Emmitte A. Waldrop of Englewood, Colo., and Grover C. Scales of Blooming Grove, Navarro County; two daughters Mrs. Opal Thomas of Van, Van Zandt County, and Mrs. Allie Mae Inmon of Mesquite, 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

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  • SSDI - Wife of Emmitt Waldrop

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Frances Cornelia (Murphy) Freeman
Nov 1870 - Nov 24, 1943

 

Obituary moved to dedicated page for Frances Cornelia Freeman


John Allen Rutherford
Jan 29, 1863 - Dec 17, 1932

J. A. Rutherford Dies At Home at Tupelo

Mrs. Onie Taylor and Miss Maudine Rutherford, of 207 South Suffolk, Oak Cliff, left Saturday for Tupelo, near Corsicana, where their father, J. A. Rutherford, 70, resident of Navarro County for fifty years, died suddenly in the morning.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at the residence by the Rev. R. H. Heizer. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery.  [*note should be  Oakwood Cemetery)

Besides the two daughters in Dallas, Mr. Rutherford is survived by his wife, three sons, L.A. Rutherford of Corsicana, L. E. Rutherford of Tupelo and R. F. Rutherford of Los Angeles; three other daughters, Mrs. W. M. Stough of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Mae McNutt of Corsicana and Miss Fae Rutherford of Tyler, several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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  • Dec 18, 1932

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • CENSUS - 1920 Navarro Co., TX SD 6; ED 151; Sheet 15a

  • John is buried between his two wives in the N.W. Section of Oakwood Cemetery, Row 4 (see pg 129 of Volume X, Part II of the Navarro County Cemetery Records)


Gertrude Forgey
Aug 6, 1877 - Jul 24, 1905

Drops Dead While Eating Melon

Blooming Grove, Tex., July 24. - While eating watermelon at home of Joe Barker Monday evening Miss Gertrude Forgey fell dead of heart trouble.

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Opal Lee (Cook) Barham
Feb 17, 1905 - May 8, 1997

Opal Lee Barham, 92, of Blooming Grove, died May 8, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held 3:30 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home with Mr. Rev. Carl Fuller officiating. A second service will be held from 4:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Church of Christ in Blooming Grove, with Mr. Slolon Bailey, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow the second service at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Barham was born Feb. 17 1905, in Palestine. She moved to Corsicana at the age of five with parents Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cook. After her marriage to Robert W. Barham in 1922, Opal lived in Blooming Grove until 1994 when she went to live with her daughter, Dorothy Clarkston, of Corsicana. Mrs. Barham was a member of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ since 1954, and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She is a descendant of John Foster, one of the original “Old 300” families.

She is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Clarkston, of Corsicana, Bobbie Fuller, Shreveport, La., Wanda Hambrick, of Corsicana and Alice Bell, of Blooming Grove; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James R. Fuller, Norman Stubbs, Mark Hambrick, Mike Hambrick, Gary Hambrick, Cody Bell, Johnny Johnson and Gordon Griffin.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, May 11, 1997

  • Daughter of Andrew J. and Sina Alice (Richardson) Cook, Wife of Robert William Barham, Mother of Dorothy Clarkston, Bobbie Fuller, Wanda Hambrick and Alice Bell. Grandmother of Dana Stubbs

  • TXDI: Barham Opal Lee 19970508 NAVARRO Female

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Last rites were held in the Blooming Grove Church of Christ with Bro.

Solon Bailey, officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, on May 12, 1997.

Preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Barham, Opal is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Clarkston, Corsicana; Bobbie Fuller of Shreveport, La; Wanda Hambrick, Corsicana, and Alice Bell, Blooming Grove; son-in-law, Lester Hambrick, Corsicana; grandsons, James (Jim) and Kayla Fuller, Shreveport; Mark Hambrick, Mike Hambrick of Corsicana; Gary Hambrick, and Cody and Kathy Bell of Ennis; grand daughters, Dana and Norman Stubbs, Corsicana; Sherri and Darrell Wilkinson, Blooming Grove; Barbara and Charles Rice, Nederland and C. Kay and Derwood Bottoms of Pt. Neches; 18 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Norman Stubbs, Cody Bell, Mark, Mike and Gary Hambrick, Jimmy Fuller and Gordon Griffin.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove - May 13, 1997

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Nannie G. (Drain) Gray
1888 - Sep 1959

Mrs. Gray Of Emhouse Dies

Mrs. W. M. Gray, 75, longtime Emhouse resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Pattison cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Stone, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Haskel and A. C. Gray, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; a brother, J. T. Drain, Emhouse and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Stanley Jean Horton
Jul 2, 1960 - Mar 12, 1995

March 13, 1995 - Stanley Jean Horton, 34, of Corsicana, died March 12, 1995 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be held Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Horton was born July 2, 1960 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his daughter, Brooke Nichole Horton of Corsicana; his parents, Bill and Gayle Horton of Corsicana; his godparents, Don and Jean Whitten of Navarro Mills; his brother, Butch Horton of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

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March 14, 1995- Stanley Jean Horton, 34, of Corsicana, died March 12, 1995 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas after a long battle with diabetes.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alan Brown, Scott Eastland, Toby Eastland, Thomas Horton, Randy Hunnicutt, George Klutts, Mike Klutts, Bryan Melton, Tony Melton, and Dwayne Owen.

Mr. Horton was born July 2, 1960 in Corsicana. He was a special education teacher in Corsicana, a member of First Baptist Church and was active in the community including representing the district in Optimist Oratorical contests. He was a 1977 graduate of Mildred High School, attended Navarro College and graduated from East Texas State University in 1984.

He is survived by his daughter, Brooke Nichole Horton of Corsicana; his parents, Bill and Gayle Horton of Corsicana; his godparents, Don and Jean Whitten of Navarro Mills; his brother, Butch Horton of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

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Arrena Janie (Coggins) Deason
May 1876 - Sep 5, 1959

September 8, 1959-Mrs. Deason Sunday Rites. Funeral services were held Sunday from the First Christian Church here for Mrs. M. G. Deason, 84, who died at her home in Henrietta, Saturday afternoon.

Rev. Ben Turpin, pastor of the First Christian church in Mexia, conducted the rites Sunday at 4 p. m. He was assisted by Rev. Ted Spencer, pastor of the Davis Memorial Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Deason, who had made her home in Henrietta for the past several years, was a former resident of Blooming Grove for about 65 years.

Survivors include her husband, M. G. Deason, a daughter, Mrs. Jaye Womack, and a niece reared in the Deason home, Mrs. Ethel Powell, all of Henrietta; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Doug Magee, Dwayne Garrison, Joe Barham, C. E. Warren, Joe Comer and Gordon Page.

McCormick Funeral Service conducted.

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Lillie Mae McClure, 91, of Blooming Grove, died Dec. 7, 1991, at Park Row Nursing Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Terry Skinner officiating. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Harvey M. McClure of Blooming Grove; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Darla and John Craddock of Mansfield; and one sister, Chelsley Mixon of Mabank. Pallbearers will be J. K. Melton, Hoss Farrish, Dollie Hollingsworth, Alva Lynn Smith, Bill Woodland and Buddy Pullins.

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Amanda “Dallie” Pauline (Leach) McGraw
Jul 26, 1858 MS - Aug 2, 1927 TX

Aged Resident of Blooming Grove Dead

Mrs. J. F. McGraw, aged 69 years, was taken suddenly ill at her home here last night at 7 o'clock and died at 8 o'clock. The deceased was born in Mississippi where she was married fifty-two years ago. She was the mother of nine children six of whom are now living. They are as follows; Mrs. Frank Crouch, Mrs. Jim Turner, Mrs. Tom Patterson, Mrs. Alice Frederick, Lace McGraw, and Horace McGraw, all of Blooming Grove. She is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were held this afternoon from the First Baptist Church with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery. The Rev. J. A. Beevers, pastor of the church, conducted the services, where were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased enjoyed a large circle of friends in Blooming Grove who are genuinely grieved at her sudden death.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, March 28, 1929

  • Daughter of Presley and Ann (Brock) Leach; Wife of Jesse Franklin McGraw; Mother of Alice (McGraw) Patterson, Lula (McGraw) Conger, Ada (McGraw) Turner, Willie Mac (McGraw) Crouch, Horace Greeley McGraw, Lacey John McGraw, Earnest McGraw, Presley McGraw, Lena (McGraw) Patterson. Great-Great-Grandmother of Dana Stubbs


John Preston McKinney
Nov 23, 1919 - Apr 26, 1943

Funeral Services Wednesday Evening For Lt. M’Kinney

Funeral services for Lieut. John P. McKinney, age 28, who was killed Monday afternoon when a medium bomber crashed on the takeoff at Bardsdale Field in Louisiana, will be held Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. The rites will be conducted by Revs. W. S. Fisher, Peyton Goodman and Clyde W. Pittman. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Lieut. McKinney received his wings and commission at Ellington Field on Feb. 16, 1943. He was a graduate of the Corsicana high school, attended A. and M. College and Texas University before entering the service of his county.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Daisy Steele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Steele, Richland; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy P. McKinney, Zion’s Rest; three sisters, Mrs. Rutledge Stowe, Goldwaithe; Mary and Garner McKinney, Zion’s Rest, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Simpson, Tyler; Joe Coggins; Elbert Neely; W. L. Hendon, Richland; Fred Mitchell; Frank Garner and Jack Humphries.

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E Lucinda (Pevehouse) Scott -Green
Nov 14, 1882 - Sep 18, 1939

Navarro County Woman Is Killed by Train

CORSICANA,  Texas, Sept. 18. - Mrs. E. Lucinda Scott, 58, was injured fatally at Richland Monday morning when her automobile was struck by a Southern Pacific passenger train at a grade crossing.  Mrs. Scott had been to a grocery store and was on the way home.

Funeral services will be held at the Frost Baptist Church Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Mrs. Scott had lived at Richland thirty years.  Survivors are her father, Louis Pevehouse, Blooming Grove; two brothers, Tom Pevehouse and A.D. Pevehouse, both of Blooming Grove, and three sisters, Mrs. Nila Powers, Corsicana; Mrs. Green Scott, Putnam and Mrs. Janie Chatman, Blooming Grove.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Navarro Co. Death Records: Lucinda Scott Green, Nov 14, 1882 - Sept 18, 1939, dau of Louis Pevehouse & Love Meador, Broncho Pneumonia, Frost Cemetery Vol 6-568

  • Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX



Mrs. Scott Fatally Injured By Train

Mrs. E. Lucinda Scott, 58 years of age, was fatally injured at Richland Monday morning at 9:37 o'clock when her car was struck by the Southbound Southern Pacific Lines Hustler passenger train at a grade crossing. The car was demolished.

It was reported that Mrs. Scott had been to a grocery store and was en route home at the time of the accident. The crash occurred north of the Richland station.

Mrs. Scott's death was the seventh automobile fatality in Navarro county during 1939.

Funeral services were held from the Frost Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3:30, with interment in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clare of Richland.

Mrs. Scott was a former resident of Blooming Grove, but has resided at Richland for the past 30 years.

Survivors are her father, Louis Pevehouse, Blooming Grove; two brothers, Tom Pevehouse and A. D. Pevehouse, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Nila Powers, Corsicana; Mrs. Green Scott, Putman, and Mrs. Janie Chatman, Blooming Grove, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 22, 1939

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Joseph Henry Pryor
June 14, 1878 - July 19, 1948

Funeral Services Held For J.H. Pryor

CORSICANA,  Texas, July 21. - J. H. Pryor, 74, died at his home in Blooming Grove Monday.  Funeral services were held here Tuesday.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. J. Prince, Malakoff, and Mrs. R.D. Jones, Navarro; seven grandchildren, two brothers, G. E. Pryor, Corsicana, and J. T. Pryor, Ada Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Skelton, Osage, Okla.; Mrs. C. E. Dunston, Port Arthur, and Mrs. M. F. Wilson, Corsicana.

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J H Pryor

Death Record
Joseph H Pryor born 1874, Farmer, Father J D Pryor, Mother Martha Leggon, Informant Maud Pryor-wife; Died age 74 y 1 m 15 d, 27 Jan 1948,
5:15 p. m., Cause of Death Coronary Thrombosis, Thrombosis Sclerosis, Dr. J H Barnebee Jr.; Burial 20 Jul 1948 in Corsicana, Texas, Corley Funeral Home

Obituary
July 20, 1948-J. H. Pryor Dies At Blooming Grove Monday Afternoon-J. H.
Pryor, aged 74, died late Monday afternoon at his home in Blooming Grove.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. S.
E. Hopkins will conduct the rites.
He had resided in Blooming Grove 25 years, and had been a member of the Christian church in Blooming Grove for 45 years.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove, two daughters, Mrs. J. Prince, Malakoff and Mrs. R. D. Jones, Navarro; seven grandchildren, two brothers, G. E. Pryor, Corsicana and J. T. Pryor, Ada, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Skelton, Osage, Okla., Mrs. C. E. Dunston, Port Arthur and Mrs. M. E. Wilson, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Seth Story, Lawrence Tilton, Carl Ruth, Herman Watt, Dorsey McGraw, Jack Gillen, and C. M. Gillespie.

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Kenneth Wayne Willhelm
Jun 15, 1939 - Jul 1, 196 

Funeral services for Kenneth Wayne Willhelm, 22, of 1911 Ivanhoe, who drowned Saturday in Grapevine Lake, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the North Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 1320 Walmsley, with the Rev. R. B. Cooper Sr. and the Rev. Howard Conatser officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro County.

Mr. Willhelm was a mechanic for the Forklift Sales and Service Co. of Dallas, and had lived in Dallas all his life.  A 1957 graduate of N.R. Crozier Technical High School, he served two years in the Marine Reserve before entering the U.S. Army in 1958.  He was stationed for 28 months in Fort Richards, near Anchorage, Alaska, and received his army discharge in 1960.

He was a member of the North Oak Cliff Baptist Church, where he was an assistant Royal Ambassador Counselor.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Willhelm of Dallas, and a brother, Harlan E. Willhelm of Irving. 

Pallbearers will be Durwood Boyd, Eddie Simmons, James Abram, Joe Loving, Berry Grubbs and Bill Hawes.  Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Forklift Sales and Service Co.

July 6, 1961

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • TXBI: WILLHELM KENNETH WAYNE 1939 6 15 DALLAS m MITCHELL ALMA ANNA WILLHELM SAMUEL E

  • Marine Reserve 2 years then enlisted in US Army


Ray Semion Deming
Sep 30, 1890 - Aug 28, 1953

DEMING,  Roy S. 3901 Prescott.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Ruth Deming; stepson, W. B. Taylor Jr., both of Dallas; sisters, Mrs. J.H. Sawyer, McAlester, Okla.; Mrs. D.C. Harper, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Robert Bouiffle, Houston; granddaughters, Susan and Linda Taylor, Dallas. 

Services Saturday 1 p.m. Sparkman-Brand Chapel.  Rev. Luke Bolin officiating.  Graveside service and interment 4 p.m. Saturday, Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas.  Pallbearers:  Fred N. Johnson, Sandifer Milner, J. J. Fowlkes, George Adamcik, Johnny Lattimore, Frank Lindsay, Russell Medlen.  Honorary pallbearers; Dr. W.B. Weary, Dr. W.G. Evans, Dr. Bassell Blanton, Henry Eggelhof, M.R. Fortson, George Brundrette, W. L. Knighton Jr., Henry Klepak, J. D. Geetek.

Aug 29, 1953

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Nuel Rodric Williams
May 17, 1889 - Oct. 27, 1953

Neal Williams, 64, Austin Resident, Dies

CORSICANA,  Texas. - Services for Neal Roderick Williams, 64, a native of Blooming Grove, who died in Austin late Monday, were held at the First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove Wednesday, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.  The rites were conducted by the Rev. Roy Davis, pastor.

Williams, an employee of the Houston Power & Light Company, had resided in Austin fifteen years.

Surviving are a son, N. R. Williams Jr. of Thorndale; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. White of Austin; a sister, Mrs. Mable Hewitt of Littlefield, and two grandchildren.

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N. R. Williams Rites Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 27—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Nuel Roderick Williams, 64, who died Monday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. C. White in Austin, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Blooming Grove Methodist Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Roy Davis will conduct the services.

A native of Blooming Grove, Williams had lived in Houston for the past 15 years where he was an employe of the Houston Light and Power Company.

Survivors in addition to his daughter include a son, N. R. Williams, Jr., Thorndale; a sister, Mrs. Mable Hewett, Littlefield; and two grandchildren.

McCormick Funeral Home will direct.

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Richard A. "Dick" Wahl
d. Mar 10, 2008

Richard A. "Dick" Wahl
On March 10, 2008, Richard A. “Dick” Wahl walked through the valley of the shadow of death. His wife and family took him to the valley and placed him into the Christ who said, “He would fear no evil.” Through Christ, his body has been placed back into the green pastures and he is being led beside the still waters, and his soul is now restored as he is led, by Christ, into the paths of righteousness, for Christ’s name sake. Christ assured his family that as their loved one walks through the shadow of the valley of death he would fear no evil for He would walk with him and God’s rod and staff would comfort him. A table has been prepared before Richard and his head is anointed by his spiritual mother, the spirit of God. Therefore, goodness and mercy shall follow Richard all the days of life and he will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Richard has not died. He simply moved into Christ where he will live forever, awaiting his wife of 65 years, Alda Rudd Wahl; son, Terry and Sarah Wahl; daughters, Teresa Blackmon and John Hatfield, Jackie Kay and Garry Buchanan, and Laura and John Garrison; spiritual daughter, Rose Mojica; sister, Jacqueline Mangrum; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Interment will be private. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hazel (Burleson) Clark
Jul 10, 1915 - Mar 7, 2008

HAZEL BURLESON CLARK

Mrs. Hazel Burleson Clark, 92, of Denton and formerly of Corsicana passed away on Friday, March 7, 2008 in Denton, Texas. She was born on July 10, 1915 in Streetman, Texas.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow in the Birdston Cemetery. Pallbearers will John Paul Baker, Jason Baker, Michael Baker, Dennis Clark, Ellery Robinson, and Brent Folmar.

Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her Husband; Joe Richard "Sam" Clark, Parents; James Curl & Mamie Collins Burleson, Five Brothers and Two Sisters.

She is survived by Daughter & Son-in-law-Minnie & Numan Baker of Frisco, TX Son & Daughter-in-law-Bob & Bonnie Clark of Grand Prairie, TX Grandson & Wife-John Paul & Erin Baker of Frisco, TX Grandson & Wife-Jason & Kim Baker of Ennis, TX Grandson-Michael Baker of Pilot Point, TX Grandson-Dennis Clark of Grand Prairie, TX Granddaughter-Susan Clark of Grapevine, TX Great Grandson-Ian Baker of Ennis, TX Great Granddaughter-Katie Baker of Ennis, TX Great Granddaughter-Brooke Baker of Frisco, TX Great Granddaughter-Brady Baker of Frisco, TX Great Granddaughter-Aiden Baker of Pilot Point, TX Great Granddaughter-McKayla Cadenhead of Grapevine, TX Sister-in-Law-Ruby Burleson of Corsicana, TX Sister-in-Law-Katherleen Burleson of Corsicana, TX Sister-in-Law-Carolyn Doughtie of Hillsboro, TX Sister-in-Law-Nellie Foster of Grand Prairie, TX Sister-in-Law-Kathleen Clark of Carrollton, TX Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church at 2217 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110

Kenneth Dewey Breland
Sep 30, 1932 - Feb 19, 2008

Kenneth Dewey Breland passed away at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas on February 19, 2008, he was 75 years old. He was born on September 30, 1932 in Gladewater, Texas to his parents Elmer and Frankie Breland.
He Served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He had worked numerous jobs the latest one being handyman at the apartments owned by his brother-in-law.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He is survived by his Brother and Sister-in-Law Jerrell and Pat Breland, his Brother-in-Law Frankie Gusemano, his Niece Toni King, his Nephews Tannie Gusemano, George, Mark, John and Frank Breland, and Nieces Susan DeHaven, Carolyn Carnline, Julie Michalak, and Hannah Snow, and numerous Great Nephews and Nieces.


Alvin “Buddy” Trompler
Nov 17, 1919 - Mar 6, 2008

Alvin “Buddy” Trompler, age 88, of Waxahachie, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Bynum to Henry and Gertrude (Mussie) Trompler. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Buddy was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie. Survivors include his wife, Christine Trompler of Corsicana; two sons, Eddie Trompler and his wife Linda of Frost and Larry Trompler and his wife Yvonne of Victoria; two sisters, Florene Grounds of Corsicana and Frances Hollingsworth of Fort Worth; four granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren.Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, March 9, in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Burial Park. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Radke, Ronnie Radke, Donnie Grounds, Terry Grounds and Mark Hill. Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Herschel Harrison Minatra
Aug 4, 1917 - May 25, 2000

 Herschel Harrison Minatra

Herschel Minatra, 82, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, May 25, 2000 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

Visitation will be Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blooming Grove Methodist Church.

Mr. Minatra was born Aug. 4, 1917 in Pinkston. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Minatra is survived by his wife, Evelyn Minatra of Blooming Grove; son, Wayne Minatra of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ron Day of Oregon; granddaughter, Wendy Diaper and husband Ritchie of England; sister, Favis Denbow of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Herschel Minatra

Herschel Minatra, 82, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, May 25, 2000 at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

Visitation will be Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blooming Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Moore and the Rev. Thomas Childs officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lyndon Parks, Charles Morgan, Sherman Putman, Martin Tracy, Allan Barham and Todd Cansler. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Watkins, Y. M. Putman, Willie Williams, Jackie Farish and Keith Tunnell.

Mr. Minatra was born Aug. 4, 1917 in Pinkston. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Minatra is survived by his wife, Evelyn Minatra of Blooming; son, Wayne Minatra of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ron Day of Oregon; granddaughter, Wendy Diaper and husband Ritchie of England; sister, Favis Denbow of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Elsie Evelyn (McClure) Minatra
May 12, 1920 - May 25, 2000

Elsie Evelyn Minatra

Elsie Evelyn Minatra, 80, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Minatra was born May 12, 1920 in Blooming Grove. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ron Day of Sunriver, Ore.; son, Wayne Minatra of Dallas; and granddaughter, Wendy Diaper and husband Ritchie of Endinburgh, Scotland.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, May 26, 2000

  • Wife of Herschel Harrison Minatra; Daughter of John Edward McClure & Ellie Edness (Moody) McClure

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

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Elsie Evelyn Minatra

Elsie Evelyn Minatra, 80, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Day, Lewis Williams Jr., Sherman Putman, Allen Barham, Richard Barton, and Todd Cansler.
Mrs. Minatra was born May 12, 1920 in Blooming Grove. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ron Day of Sunriver, Ore.; son, Wayne Minatra of Dallas; and granddaughter, Wendy Diaper and husband Ritchie of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
October 8, 2000

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Jim Forbus Sr.
Jul 15, 1930 - Mar 10, 2008

Jim Forbus Sr.
Jim Forbus Sr., 77, passed away March 10, 2008, in Tyler. He was born July 15, 1930, in Wright City, Okla. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Birdston Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. He is survived by his wife, Jean Forbus of Corsicana; 11 children, Jim Forbus Jr. Mike Forbus, Bob Forbus, Ernie Forbus, Rickey Burleson, Brenda Woodard, Sally Anguiano, Marlene Downs, Terri Kellett, Deb Williams and Donna Murray; 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Wynell (Gillen) Patterson
Apr 15, 1930 - Aug 28, 2007

PATTERSON,  WYNELL GILLEN
Was born on April 15, 1930, in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Drew and Bertha Gillen. After graduating from Blooming Grove High School in 1947, she entered Baylor University where in 3 years she earned her BA degree in Elementary Education. At Baylor University, she began many friendships that remained strong and vibrant through the rest of her life. Ruth, Janine, Joyce, Eloise and later, Anna, were just a few of the Baylor friends that added so much to her life they were treasured blessings. Wynell married her sweetheart, Jim Williams Patterson, on August 4, 1950. They lived in Hubbard; Durant, Oklahoma; Fort Worth; Oklahoma City; Jackson, Mississippi; San Antonio; Dallas; and Salado. While Jims career scanned decades as a Petroleum Landman, Wynells calling was to be a teacher in elementary schools, including for many years in Carrollton-Farmers Branch where she shaped countless young lives through the years. Her teaching was not confined to public schools; she also taught young children in numerous churches throughout her lifetime, including Royal Haven Baptist Church in Dallas and later her beloved First Baptist Church of Salado. Wynell volunteered extensively at the Salado Library and encouraged many in the Village with her generous spirit and gracious actions. Her dear friends and church family were always important to her, especially after the passing of Jim in 2001. Wynell and Jim were recognized as Alumni of the Year in 1996 by the Central Texas Chapter of the Baylor Alumni Association. One of her favorite activities each year was the celebration of the Jim Patterson Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting the Scholarship Fund of the Central Texas Chapter of the Baylor Alumni Association. Wynell was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Blake, Billy and Charles Drew. Her survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Phyllis Patterson of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Lee Patterson of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shannon Patterson of Carrollton; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Greg Stapp of Frisco; grandchildren, Paul and wife, Dawn, Clint, Angela, Sam, Olivia, McKenzie, Reid, Zach, Mason and Drew; sister, Maxine Brown of Lamkin; sisters-in-law, Earldean Patterson, Doris Gillen, Wanda Gillen, Carolyn Gillen and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. More lasting than her many achievements, Wynell will be remembered as a dedicated Christian, a loving wife, a guiding mother, a nurturing grandmother and a trusted friend. Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Salado,210 South Main, Salado, TX 76571, and to Baylor University, Cen-Tex Chapter Scholarship Fund, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, TX 76798. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 30, from 6:00pm 8:00 pm, at Dossman Funeral Home, 2525 N. Main, P. O. Box 239, Belton, TX 76513. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 31, at 11:00 am, at the First Baptist Church of Salado with ministers Brian Dunks, Frank Wallace and Randy Carter Officiating. Graveside Service will precede at 10:00 am in Salado Cemetery. Arrangements by: Dossman Funeral Home Belton, TX254-933-2525

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  • Dallas Morning News - August 29, 2007

John Gordon "Jay" Willard III
Jan 8, 1950 - Sept 26, 1998

 

John Gordon Willard III                 

John G. "Jay" Willard III, born Jan. 8, 1950 in Corsicana TX., died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 at Seton Hospital in Austin Texas. Jay was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Willard Jr.; & paternal grandparents, J. G. & Clara Willard of Corsicana. Jay is survived by his wife of  25 years, Suzanne; two sons, Kevin & Chris & his wife Cheryl; daughter Amber;  & granddaughter, Kristin all of Cedar Park, TX.; mother, Eloina Rogers of Nevada, Tex ; brother, Joe; sister Lydia &  several nephews & nieces, aunts, uncles & cousins & a host of friends.  In-laws Harold & Betty Dennis. Services were held Tues. at 2pm Sept. 29, 1998 by Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home in Austin TX. Interment was 10am Wed. Sept. 30 at Furneaux Cemetery in Carrollton, TX.
These articles were in the Hill Country News, Wed. Oct. 7, 1998 (pg. 9)

Submitted by Betty Lou (Stanley) Dennis

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John Gordon “Jay” Willard, III

John Gordon “Jay” Willard, III, 48, of Cedar Park, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home in Cedar Park. Interment was 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Furneaux Cemetery in Carrolton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Willard, Jr.; and paternal grandparents, J. G. and Clara Willard.

Jay was born in Corsicana on Jan. 8, 1950 to Gordon Willard and Eloina Martinez Willard.

He served in the Marine Corps and was employed by Texas Instruments, Dallas and Austin, for 29 years. Jay was a member of the Baptist Church and a volunteer for many of the children and youth activities.

Jay is survived by his wife, Suzanne; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Cheryl; daughter, Amber, son, Kevin; granddaughter, Kristin; mother, Eloina Rogers; sister, Lydia Willard; brother, Joe Willard; a nephew, several nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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John Gordon Willard, Sr.
May 23, 1884 - Aug 2, 1969

J. G. Willard

J. G. Willard, 85, retired school teacher and resident of Corsicana for 48 years, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services are set Monday at 11 a.m. in the Corley chapel, with Dr. Lively Brown officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Corsican; three sons—John G. Willard, Jr. of Mesquite, Gradon F. Willard of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Nevin I. Willard of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Hensley, Jr., of Garland and Mrs. Ellen J. Adair of Mineral Wells; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, N. E. Willard and two sisters, Mrs. G. M. Thompson and Miss Willie Willard, all of Wellington, Texas.

Pallbearers will be L. P. Forsythe, O. P. Douglas, Clyde Hensley 111, Aubrey Willard, Jay Willard and John Willard.

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John Gordon Willard, Jr.
Nov 27, 1919 - Feb 21, 1985

John G. Willard Jr.

MESQUITE—John Gordon Willard Jr., 65, longtime Mesquite resident and formerly of Corsicana, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital.

He was a graduate of Corsicana High School, attended the University of Texas and served in the U. S. Army. He was a retired Ford Motor Co. employee. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Willard of Corsicana.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood cemetery with the Rev. Jeffrey Smith, pastor of Mesquite First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial is under direction of Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife, Angie Willard of Mesquite; two sons, John G. Willard III of Carrollton and Joseph Willard of Garland; a daughter, Lydia Claire Rice of Garland; a step-daughter, Marian Hays of Grapevine; two brothers, Gradon Willard of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Nevin Willard of Dallas; and two sisters, Margaret Hensley of Temple and Ellen Adair of Valdosta, Ga.

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Clara (Fuller) Willard
Nov 8, 1898 - Jun 29, 1984

Clara Willard

CORSICANA—Clara F. Willard, 85, of Corsicana, died Friday in a Temple hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

Mrs. Willard resided in Temple at the time of her death, but had lived in Corsicana for 60 years. She operated a magazine distribution business there for 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

She was born in Hillsboro to Samuel Fuller and Anna Josephine (Roland) Fuller. She grew up in Waco and married J. G. Willard there in 1919. They moved to Corsicana in 1922, where Mr. Willard taught chemistry and physics at Corsicana High School for more than 20 years. Mr. Willard preceded her in death August 2, 1969.

Survivors include three sons, J. Gordon Willard of Mesquite, Gradon F. Willard of Pittsburg, Pa., and Nevin I. Willard of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hensley of Temple and Mrs. Ellen Adair of Valdosta, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Vaughan of Hawkins; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Temple Daily Telegram, Temple, Texas - From the collection of Ellen J. (Willard) Adair
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • w/o John Gordon Willard, Sr. d/o Samuel “Sam” Fuller & Anne Josephine (Rowland) Fuller
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Wennonah Marie (Simms) Willard
Aug 9, 1930 - Jan 27, 1987

Willard
Wennonah, survived by husband, Nevin I. Willard; son, Brett Simms Willard; daughters, Gaylin Ann Willard, Janford Blaine Willard; two grandchildren; mother, Lillie Marie Simms, all of Dallas. Services Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Church of the Incarnation, the Rev. C. V. Westpaher & the Rev. Joseph Davis officiating. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers, Guy Wayne Willis, Barry Hilton, P.H. (Red) Rawley, Buddy Vaughn, Bobby Hensley, Roger Adair. Memorials may be made to Church of the Incarnation Library Guild, 3966 McKinney, American Cancer Society, Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

Sparkman-HillCrest Northwest Highway 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. 363-5401

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  • From the collection of Ellen J. (Willard) Adair
  • Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas
  • w/o Nevin Ingram Willard d/o Jack Simms and Lillie Marie (Perry) Simms
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joseph Ingram “Joe” Willard
Apr 14, 1953 - Feb 22, 2011

Joseph Ingram Willard, 57 years, resident of Garland TX and Nevada, TX, and formerly of Corsicana TX, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 while a resident in a Dallas Nursing Home.

Born April 14, 1953, in Corsicana, Joe was the third child and second son of the late Gordon Willard, Jr. and Eloina Martinez Willard Rogers. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, J. G. and Clara Fuller Willard.

Survivors include his two daughters, Amy Willard and Gina Willard, both of Garland; sister-in-law Suzanne Dennis Willard; nephew Chris and wife Cheryl, niece Amber, nephew Kevin, grand-niece Kristen, all of Cedar Park TX; nephew Marvin Rice of Nevada TX; niece Renee Carpenter, both of Shawnee OK; uncle Nevin I. Willard, Dallas; and aunt Ellen Jeanne Willard Adair, Corsicana.

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  • From the collection of Ellen J. (Willard) Adair
  • No cemetery (cremated)
  • h/o Selma Lanette (Avaritt) Willard s/o John Gordon Willard, Jr. and Eloina (Martinez) Willard-Rogers
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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