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Josie Lee Dunlap
Mar 28, 1913 - Apr 23, 2008

Josie Lee Dunlap, 95, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born March 28, 1913. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Beauford and Barbara Dunlap of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Steve Robinson of Corsicana; sisters, Dovie Patterson of Irving and Madelyn Mason of Mesquite; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Hospice of Cedar Lake for the care and support they showed her family. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marcene Dunagan
Jan 12, 1921 - Apr 20, 2008

Marcene Dunagan
Marcene Dunagan, resident of Plano, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at the age of 87 years surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren when our Lord took her home.

She is survived by her twp daughters: Cecilene Howell of Denton and Donna Wilson of Plano. Three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Emmett Baptist Church with Bro. Bo Loftis officiating. Burial will follow at the Emmett Cemetery.

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Duke Stewart Elliott
Feb 2, 1949 - Apr 23, 2008
Duke Stewart Elliott, 59, of Corsicana, passed away April 23, 2008, in Texas City. He was born on Feb. 2, 1949.He was preceded in death by his parents, John Elliott and Wiletta “Helen” Elliott; and a sister; Peggy Elliott. He is survived by his daughter, Christina Lynn “Sissy” Elliott Kendall; his son, Steven Michael Elliott; his brothers, Dan Elliott and Ronny Hill; a sister, Anita Lane; his grandchildren, Christina, Steven Jr., Charles, Nathan and Donald; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Gary Kendall, Steven Elliott Jr., Charles Gregory, Nathan Gregory, Donald Canterbury and Chris Jones. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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George Edward Wagner
Jun 13, 1935 - Apr 24, 2008

George Edward Wagner, 72, of Frost passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008, at his residence. He was born June 13, 1935, in Ennis. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. He is survived by his son, Rick Wagner of California; daughters, Gwendolyn Reeves and Cindy Bergey, both of Ennis; brothers, Larry Wagner of Houston and Gene Wagner of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Clinton "Jack" Derden
Aug 30, 1927 - Apr 17, 2008

Mr. James C. “Jack” Derden, 80, of Athens passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2008 in Athens. He was born on August 30, 1927 in Emory, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Lindsey officiating. Interment will be in the Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jessie Stacks Miller, Jason Wright, Frankie Wright, Calvin Becraft, Steven Derden, and James Wright.

Mr. Derden was preceded in death by his Parents; Perry E. & Nannie Mae Derden.

He is survived by his Brother; Tommy Derden of Athens, Sisters; Betty Miller & Margie Derden both of Athens, numerous Nieces & Nephews, and a host of friends.
 


INFANT Baker
1947 - 1947

Rites For Infant Tuesday Morning
Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. And Mrs. George C. Baker, 509 1-2 West Fourth avenue, who died at the P and S Hospital Monday were held from the Griffin Funeral chapel Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I Carthlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Emma Boyles and Mr. And Mrs. W. FB. Baker, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Sidney Henry
abt 1893 - 1987

Obituary
October 8, 1987-Mrs. J. E. "Sidney" Henry, 94, of Corsicana, died Wednesday at Twilight Home.
Service is 2 p. m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.
Calvin Francis officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She was a native of Retreat and lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary L. Bone of Corsicana; a son, Richard M. Henry of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. George Watkins of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are deacons of Missionary Baptist Church.

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Novelle Radius (Wren) Pryor
Feb 23, 1915 - Mar 22, 1942

Mrs. J W Pryor
Funeral Services Held in Richland For Mrs. J. W. Pryor Mrs. J. W. Pryor, aged 27 years, died at her home in Richland Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held from the Richland Baptist church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Kirby McGuire, Baptist minister.
Surviving are her husband and a son, Harold D. Pryor, both of Richland; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Wren, Richland; grandmother, Mrs. L. A. Vaughn, Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Watts, Freeport; Mrs. J. A. Phinny, Richland, and Mrs. J. D. Tinker, Houston.
Pallbearers were Mallie Brown, A. J. Jenkins, Bill Brown, Tyre Windstead, Louie White and Wallace Pryor, Jr.
Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Jacob David Pryor, (Sheriff)
Jul 17, 1840 - May 10, 1922

Obituary
J. D. Pryor
May 10, 1922-J. D. Pryor, aged 81 years, and for many years a resident of that section, died at his home in the Pursley community this morning at 3:30, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The deceased is survived by his wife and several grown children.

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Richard William Pryor
Nov 29, 1889 - Apr 28, 1918

Death Record
Richard William Pryor, Born 29 Nov 1889 in Texas, Parents G. W. Pryor, born TN and Bettie (Pittman) Pryor born TN, Occupation Letter Carrier, Informant Mrs. W. R. Pryor; Died 28 Apr 1918, Age 28 y 4 m 29 d at 1906 W. 4th Av., Corsicana, Texas, Cause of Death Pneumonia, Dr. S. H.
Burnet; Burial 29 Apr 1918 in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co TX, Sutherland Funeral Home

Obituary
Died Last Night-Dick Pryor, Assistant Fire Chief Was Victim of Pneumonia-Richard Pryor, second assistant Chief of the Corsicana Fire Department died last night at 8:15. The deceased has been ill only a short time pneumonia being the cause of this death.
The funeral was held this afternoon at 5:30 with the Woodman of the World officiating.
The deceased is survived by his wife and two small children, a boy and a girl, aged 4 and 6 years respectively. Besides the above his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Pryor and two sisters survive him.
The deceased was born on November 17, 1880 at Retreat and was 29 years of age. He was a city mail carrier and second assistant chief of the Corsicana Fire Department, having been elected to that office after the death of Chief Rube Freedman. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, the Knights of Pythias, and the United Benevolent Association and claimed a host of friends.
Mr. Pryor had a bright future and his death is regretted by all.
Only a few days ago Mr. Pryor purchased a liberty bond.

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George W. Pryor 
Oct 10, 1845 - Oct 6, 1922

Death Record
George W Pryor, Born 10 Oct 1845, Retired Farmer, Widower, Parents Unknown, Informant Mrs. E. G. Adell; Died 06 Oct 1922, Cause of death Senility, Dr. J S Daniel; Burial 07 Oct 1922, Oakwood Cemetery

Obituary
October 6, 1922-A Good Man Passed Away-Had Been Resident of Navarro County Sixty Years-Geo. W. Pryor, who would have been seventy-four years of age next Wednesday, October 11, died at the home of this grandson Ed Henry in the Retreat community at 10 o'clock this morning after a long illness. The deceased came to this county with his parents more than sixty years ago and spent the last of his life in that section of the county southwest of here.
For several years past he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. G. Adell, and only went to his grandson a few weeks ago while Mrs. Adell was in Marlin for her health.
Besides Mrs. Adell, he is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. R. M. Tankersley, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives in the county, most of whom live in the Pursley community. The deceased was a good citizen and had a host of friends in the county who will regret to learn of his death.
The parents of the deceased had a family of fifteen children and thirteen of them lived to be grown and have families of their own. Of the thirteen, only three are left, they are W. R. Pryor of Ennis and J. T. and J. S. Pryor of Mississippi.
The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from the home of E. G. Adell and Rev. J. Whiter Simpson will officiate.

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Samuel W. Pryor
Dec 18, 1870 - Dec 11, 1920

Death Record
Samuel W Pryor, Parents J. D. Pryor, and Mattie (Ligon) Pryor; Died 11 Dec 1920 at 3 miles East of Pursley, Navarro Co Texas, Cause of Death Pneumonia, Dr. Helton of Pursley; Burial 12 Dec 1920 in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co TX, Sutherland Funeral Home

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Mortality Schedule:
    Sam W. Pryor; b- Miss-12-18-1870; d-12-11-1920; F - J. D. Pryor, b. MS; M. Mattie Ligon b. MS
  • TXDI: Pryor, Sam W., Navarro Co., TX, Dec 11, 1920, #38822

Elmer Aubry Pryor
Aug 7, 1911 - Jan 17, 1994

Obituary
Elmer Pryor, 82, of Corsicana, died January 17, 1994 in Corsicana.
Services were 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Russell Bankes officiating. Burial was in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.
He was born August 7, 1911 in Ada, Okla. He attended the School for the Blind in Austin.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Pryor of Corsicana; two brothers, Raymond Pryor of Tomball and Wesley Pryor of Palestine; and one sister, Mattie Lou Strough of Corsicana.

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George Elmer Pryor
Sep 28, 1872 - Jan 27, 1950

Obituary
January 30, 1950-Funeral services for George E. Pryor, 77 retired farmer, who died at his home, 3004 West Ninth Ave., Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, W. W. Pryor, Pursley, and J. T. and Worsham Pryor, of Paducah; three daughters, Mrs. N. C. Crouch, Denison; Mrs. Louis Peeples, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. C. M. Brown, Jr., Pursley; three sisters, Mrs. G. E. Dunston, Port Arthur; Mrs. M. F. Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. W. G. Skelton, Osage, Okla,; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Henry Pryor, Elmer Pryor, John Norwood, Preston Norwood, Euwell Norwood, and Marlin Bennett.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Willie Brown "Bill" Hooser
Jul 1, 1888 - Jul 3, 1949

Frost Resident Dies in Dallas

Willie B. Hooser, resident of Dallas for many years before he moved to Frost, Navarro County, three years ago, died Sunday morning in a Dallas hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Frost Baptist Church.

Hooser was born July 1, 1888, at Frost and married Miss Tillie Scott in 1908.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Phillip Jones and Mrs. Rance E. Corley, both of Dallas; a son, Hobert Ray Hooser of Frost, and five grandsons.

Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Amon Scott of Frost; Mrs. Fletcher Bonnett of Frost; Mrs. Joe Kiett of Hubbard; Mrs. Wesley Goodwin, Ennis; and two brothers, Tom Hooser and Earnest Hooser, both of Frost.

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Bessie Amazon (Jones) Sanders
Jul 27, 1888 - Jun 19, 1948

Mrs. Bessie Sanders Funeral Held at Frost

CORSICANA, Texas, June 20. - Mrs. Bessie Sanders, life-long resident of Frost, died in a local clinic early Saturday. Funeral services were held at Frost Sunday afternoon with interment in the Frost Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, W.F. Sanders, Frost; a son, Joe Sanders, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Fern McCoy, El Paso; Mrs. Mary Helen Green and Mrs. Joy Campbell, both of Frost; mother, Mrs. S.F. Jones, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Keathley and Mrs. Leo Chamberlain, both of Dallas, and Miss Beatrice Jones, Frost; three brothers, Doc and Raymond Jones, both of Frost, and Bill Jones, Huntsville; three grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Dallas Morning News - June 231, 1948

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MRS. W. F. SANDERS FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, June 19—(Spl)—Mrs. W. F. (Bessie) Sanders, life-long resident of this community, died in the Navarro Clinic, Corsicana, on Saturday morning following several years’ ill health.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, W. F. Sanders, Frost; a son, Joe Sanders, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Fern McCoy, El Paso; Mrs. May Helen Green and Mrs. Joy Campbell, both of Frost; mother, Mrs. S. F. Jones, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Keathley and Mrs. Leo Chamberlain, both of Dallas, and Miss Beatrice Jones, Frost; three brothers, Doc and Raymond Jones, both of Frost, and Bill Jones Huntsville; three grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick’s Funeral Service will direct.

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Thomas Jefferson Sheppard
Oct 14, 1877 - Jul 24, 1952

Thomas J. Sheppard's Funeral Held at Frost

CORSICANA, Texas, July 25. - Thomas Jefferson Sheppard, 75, retired Frost farmer, died in a hospital here. Funeral services were held at the Frost Baptist Church. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. C.C. Ellis, pastor. Sheppard was a native of Dresden and had resided in Navarro County all his life.

Surviving are a son, Jodie Sheppard, Frost; two sisters, Mrs. Hayden Reynolds, Waxahachie, and Mrs. W. B. Brannon, Palestine.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Dallas Morning News - July 26, 1952

 

Thursday Rites For T. J. Sheppard
FROST, July 24,—(Spl.)—Funeral rites for Thomas Jefferson Sheppard, 76, retired farmer, were held at 3:30 p. m. Thursday.

Sheppard died at 4:30 p. m. Wednesday at the P. and S. Hospital.

Born in Dresden. Sheppard had lived in this area all of his life.

The service was held in the Frost Baptist church with the Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, conducting. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Jodie Sheppard of Frost, and two sisters, Mrs. Hayden Reynolds ofWaxahachie and Mrs. W. B. Brannon of Palestine.

Pallbearers were G. E. Moore, Tom Hooser, W. L. Bonnett, Frank Johnson, Joe Brown and Otis Dickson.

McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

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Carrie Belle (Moore) Keathley
June 1881 - June 16, 1953

Frost Rites Set For Mrs. Keathley

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Frost Methodist Church in Frost, Navarro County, for Mrs. Carrie Keathley, who died Tuesday in a Dallas convalescent home after a long illness.

Mrs. Keathley, 72, had been a Dallas resident for fifteen years. She lived in Frost forty-two years before coming here.

She was a member of the Tyler Street Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. R.P. Lively and Mrs. W.F. Cox, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Aldine Moore, Frost; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Downey, Plainview, and Mrs. Ada Reese, Austin; two brothers, Ed Moore and Fred Moore, both of Frost, and five grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • TXDI for death date
  • Wife of Quilla Green Keathley
  • 1900 Census Navarro Co. TX ED 106 pg 9
  • Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX


Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Keathley
FROST, June 17—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Belle Keathley, 71, who died in Dallas Tuesday following an extended illness, will be held from the Methodist church here Wednesday at 5 p. m. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor.

Mrs. Keathley, a native of Arkansas, was a member of the Tyler Street Methodist church in Dallas.

She resided in Frost for 42 years before moving to Dallas about 15 years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Cox and Mrs. R. P. Lively, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Aldine Moore, Frost; two brothers, Fred and Ed Moore, both of Frost; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Reese, Austin, and Mrs. Bill Downey, Plainview; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Fletcher Bonnett, Curtis Patterson, Rex Patterson, J. B. Jones, Orville Mahaley and Charles McMichen.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Emma Adeline "Addie" (Johnson) Keathley
Feb 5, 1868 - Jun 27, 1955

CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. H.S. Keathley, 86, longtime Frost resident, died in Dallas after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist Church in Frost Tuesday with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Keathley had resided at Frost since 1890. Mr. and Mrs. Keathley had been married 66 years.

Surviving are her husband of Frost; six sons, T.J. Keathley and Hunter Keathley, both of Dallas, Coleman Keathley of Mount Pleasant, Harold Keathley of Alice, and Lindsey Keathley of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Burdine of Dallas; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Wife of Henry  Stevens Keathley

 



Frost Services For Mrs. Keathley Dies At Dallas

FROST, June 28 — (Spl) — Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Addie Keathley, 86, who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. E. Burdine, Dallas, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Frost Methodist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. She is the wife of H. S. Keathley.

The services will be conducted by the Rev. M. G. Smith, pastor St. Luke Methodist church, Dallas; Rev. Fitzhugh Talbott, pastor Elmwood Methodist church, Dallas; Rev. Earl G. Harper, pastor Frost Methodist church and Rev. C. C. Ellis, Pastor Frost Baptist church.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Keathley has resided in the Frost community for 77 years.

In addition to her daughter she is survived by six sons, T. J. Keathley, Corsicana; H. C. Keathley, Mt. Pleasant; M. H. and A. B. Keathley, both of Dallas; G. H. Keathley, Alice and L. A. Keathley, Houston; 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, and other relatives.

The McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Herschell James Keathley
Jun 13, 1890 - Mar 24, 1971

ARLINGTON, Texas - H. J. Keathley, 80, of the Masonic Home for the Aged, West Division, a farmer before retiring and moving to Arlington, died here Wednesday.

Born in Frost, Navarro County, Keathley had been a resident of Arlington for the last 2 1/2 years, moving from Frost where he had farmed most of his life. He was a member of the Frost Masonic Lodge and the First Methodist Church in Frost.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist Church in Frost, with burial in Frost Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • TXDI: Keathley Herschel J 03-24-1971 TARRANT Male
  • 1920 Census Navarro Co. TX ED 161 Sheet 2a Frost Town
  • Husband of Ora Mabel (Jones) Keathley

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Herschell James Keathley
Jun 13, 1890 - Mar 24, 1971

H.J. Keathley Rites Pending
Herschel J. Keathley, a longtime resident of the Frost area, died today at the Masonic Home in Arlington after an extended illness. Funeral services are
pending at the McCormick Funeral Home in Frost.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. H. J. Keathley of the Arlington Masonic Home; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Scott of Dallas and Mrs. Josephine Speer
of Frost; and two sons, Alva J. Keathley of Odessa and John Williams of Dallas.

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Keathley Rites
FROST-(Spl)-Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church for Herschel J. Keathley, 80, who died in the Masonic Home in Arlington. The Rev. Wesley Howard Sr., pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Halbert Masonic Lodge of Frost.

Surviving are his widow of the Arlington Masonic Home; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Scott, Dallas and Mrs. Josephine Speer, Frost; two sons, Alva J. Keathley, Odessa, and John Williams, Dallas; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and five brothers, Halbert and Charlie Keathley, Corsicana, Matt Keathley, Haskell; Forrest Keathley, California, and Hampton Keathley, Lufkin.

McCormick Funeral Home of Frost will conduct.

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Bobby Jack Roberson
Sept 9, 1934 - Oct 15, 1953

Funeral at Frost

CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral services for Bobby Jack Robertson, 19, were held at the Frost Baptist Church Friday, with burial in the Frost Cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Robertson; a brother, Gerald Robertson; a sister, Mary Nell Robertson, and a grandfather, J.T. Threet, all of Frost.

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Funeral Rites For Frost Youth

FROST, Oct. 16—(Spl.)—Bobby Jack Robertson, 19, died at the home of an aunt, Mrs. H. H. Pritchett, here Thursday afternoon following an illness of two years.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p. m. from the Frost Baptist Church, Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, conducting the rites.

Robertson was a graduate of Frost High School.

Surviving are his parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Robertson; a brother, Gerald Robertson; a sister, Mary Nell Robertson; grandfather, J. T. Threet, all of the Frost community, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Harper, James Moore, George Abbott, Vance Long, Jimmie Green and Buddy Butler.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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George Jasper Bason
Mar 24, 1864 - Nov 25, 1929

Frost Ginner Dies

FROST, Navarro Co., Texas. Nov. 27. - George Bason, 65, of Frost, was buried Tuesday afternoon. He owned and operated two gins at this place and one in New Mexico. The Rev. Oby Nelson of Mount Calm preached the funeral. Mr. Bason leaves his wife, two sons, and three daughters. He was one of the pioneer settlers of this community.

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FROST GIN OWNER WAS BURIED THERE TUESDAY AFTERNOON FROST
Sept. 26.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for G. J. Bason, age 65, years, who died at his home here Monday night, following an illness of one week, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home and were conducted by Rev. Obie Nelson of Mt. Calm. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.
Mr. Bason was found in an unconscious condition in his room near one of his gins on Monday of last week suffering from what was thought to be a stroke of paralysis.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Nettie Wilson, Fort Worth; Mrs. Molly Graves, Santa Barbara, Mexico; Mrs. Birdie Gill, Las Cruces, N. M., two sons, Rod Bason, Las Cruces, N. M., and Josh Bason, Waco.

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Ethel Irene (Smith) Miller
Feb. 22, 1898 - Oct. 12, 1935

Mrs. Ethel S. Miller To Be Buried at Frost

WAXAHACHIE, Texas. Oct. 15. - Mrs. Ethel Smith Miller of El Rito, N.M., sister of Mrs. J.B. Fulton of Waxahachie, will be buried in the cemetery at Frost, after funeral services at the Frost Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Miller died in a hospital in Santa Fe, N.M., following a two weeks' illness. She was dean of women and professor of music at the Spanish-American Normal in El Rito. Surviving are her father, G.C. Smith, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Fulton and Mrs. W.G. Jenkins, both of Frost, and Mrs. Raymond Durant of Dexter, N.M., and a brother, Jerry Smith, Frost.

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FORMER RESIDENT OF THIS CITY DIED IN NEW MEXICO

Mrs. Ethel Smith Miller, who died Tuesday in Sante Fe N. M. was buried in the Frost cemetery Wednesday afternoon, with Revs. Obie Nelson and D.
P. Cagle officiating.

The deceased was the dean of women and instructor of music at the State Teachers College at El Retio, at the time of her death. She is the daughter of George Smith of Frost and will be remembered here as a teacher of music in our school.

The body was brought overland from Sante Fe to Frost by the McCormick Funeral Service ambulance.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 15, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Almedia Thomas "Allie" (Greer) Strain
Nov 30, 1871 - Nov 13, 1952

Mrs. Allie Strain Of Frost Buried

CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 15. - Funeral for Mrs. Allie Strain, 80, lifelong Frost resident, who died in a Dallas hospital, was held at the family home Saturday, with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Johnnie Strain, Dallas, and Jimmie Strain and Chester Strain, both of Frost; four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Smith, Dallas; Mrs. Allie Smith, Waxahachie; Mrs. Mary Stevenson, Electra, and Mrs. Sammie Armstrong, Corsicana, and several grandchildren.

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Mrs. Allie Strain Rites Set Today

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Frost, Navarro County, for Mrs. Allie T. Strain of Frost, who died in a Dallas hospital Thursday after an illness of several months.

Mrs. Strain, 81, was the mother of John B. Strain and Mrs. Carrie Smith of Dallas.

Mrs. Strain was born in Natchez, Miss. One of the old mansions featured in the Natchez Trail tours was the home of her maternal ancestors.

Survivors besides the Dallas children are two other sons, Jimmie Strain and Chester Strain, both of Frost; three other daughters, Mrs. Allie Smith of Waxahachie, Mrs. Mary Stevenson of Electra and Mrs. Fannie Armstrong, Corsicana and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • 1920 Navarro Co. TX ED 161 sheet 8b
  • 1930 Navarro Co., TX ED 175-32; SD 16; Sheet 5A; #197 - Frost Town



Mrs. Allie Strain Of Frost Expires
Mrs. Allie Strain, 80, life-long resident of Frost, died in the Gaston Avenue Hospital in Dallas Thursday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. at the family home in Frost. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton H. Knox, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Waxahachie, assisted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor of the First Methodist church, Frost, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Johnny Strain, Dallas; Jimmie and Chester Strain, both of Frost; four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Smith, Dallas; Mrs. Allie Smith, Waxahachie; Mrs. Mary Stevenson, Electra, and Mrs. Sammie Armstrong, Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Young, Joe Brown, Shorty Harper, Curtis Patterson, Oran Williams and Coleman Ponder.

McCormick’s Funeral Service will direct.

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Robert Franklin Henderson
Nov 15, 1904 - Nov 21, 1977
 
FROST, Texas - Funeral for Robert Franklin Henderson, 73, of Frost, Navarro County, retired postmaster and past city council member, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Frost United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

He died Sunday in a Dallas hospital.

Henderson was a life-long resident of Frost. He retired as postmaster in 1974 after 30 years. He was a member of the Frost City Council from 1930 to 1942.

He was a 1924 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a World War II Army veteran. He was a 50-year Mason and a member of Frost United Methodist Church.

Henderson is survived by his wife, Pat Wilkens Henderson; three sons, Robert F. Henderson Jr., John Charles Henderson and Thomas Henderson; a sister, Mary Ruth Henderson; and one grandson.

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William Porter Bailey
Oct 29, 1903 - Mar 23, 1955

CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral services for W. P. Bailey, 51, Frost merchant, civic and church leader, who died Wednesday of a heart attack, were held Thursday from the Frost Methodist Church. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

A. native of Navarro County, Bailey was president of the Frost Civitan Club, was choir leader and Sunday School superintendent of the Frost Methodist Church. He was a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Jackie Williams of Dallas; mother, Mrs. J. W. Bailey of Fort Worth; four brothers, Roy Bailey of Fort Worth, Hubert Bailey and Joe Bailey, both of Frost and Ernest Bailey of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. G. W. Watts and Mrs. W. C. Thrailkill, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. E. M. Lonsford of Houston.

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Frost Merchant Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

FROST, March 24—(Spl.)—Funeral services for W. P. Bailey, 51, church, fraternal and business leader here, were held from the Frost Methodist church Thursday, at 3 p.m. Burial was in the
Frost Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church.

Bailey died of a heart attack Wednesday after being taken ill at his implement business.

A native of the Raleigh community, he was reared in the Emmett community and had been in business here most of his life—being a member of the Bailey Brothers company, formerly in the grocery business and for years in the farm implement business.

Bailey was choir director and superintendent of the Sunday School of the Methodist church and was long prominent in Masonic circles. He was president of the Frost Civitan Club.

The Masons had charge of the graveside rites and provided pallbearers. The Civitans were honorary pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Jackie Williams, Dallas; mother, Mrs. J. W. Bailey; four brothers, Roy Bailey, Fort Worth; Hubert and Joe Bailey, both of Frost, and Ernest Bailey, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. G. W. Watts and Mrs. W. C. Thrailkill, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. E. M. Lonsford, Houston, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Fletcher Bonnett Sr.
Mar 1, 1906 - Apr 26, 1970

FROST, Texas - Funeral services for Fletcher Bonnett, 64, a retired merchant and lifetime resident of Frost, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery. Bonnett died Sunday in Corsicana.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Don Mordecai of Dallas.

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W. F. Bonnett Dies Sunday

FROST (Spl.)---Funeral services for W. Fletcher Bonnett, 64, former Frost merchant who died late Sunday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana, will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Frost United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wesley Howard Jr., pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Walter Goodnight, pastor of Frost Baptist Church. Interment will be in Frost Cemetery.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Bonnett, a lifelong resident of Frost, retired last November from a mercantile business that had been in the Bonnett family for 68 years. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Bonnett, he was a graduate of Frost High School and attended Trinity University in Waxahachie.

An active member of the Frost Methodist Church, he served on the official board, often as chairman, and was lay leader of the church and church school superintendent. Active in community affairs, he has served on the school board and was a member of the local Men's Club. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife Elsie; a son Billy Bonnett of Denham Springs, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Mordecai of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Holland of Waco and Miss Marie Bonnett of Frost; and six grandchildren.

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Roscoe Owen English Sr.
Nov 28, 1874 (or 1884) - Jan 24, 1962

FROST, Texas - Funeral services for Roscoe Owen English Sr., 78, of Frost, Navarro County, a resident of Frost most of his life, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Methodist Church here, with two of his nephews, the Rev. A. B. English and the Rev. John A. English of Childress, officiating. Masonic graveside services will be in Frost Cemetery.

Mr. English died Thursday night in a Corsicana hospital after a long illness. A native of Aberdeen, Miss., he had spent most of his life in Frost where he was a farmer, a Mason and a member of the First Methodist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Paul Means of Richardson, Mrs. E. A. Ruff of Dallas, Mrs. J.C. Eddlemon of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mary Quaine of Dallas; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge of Frost.

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FROST, Texas - Final rites were held Saturday for Roscoe O. English Sr., 77, a retired Frost farmer. Services were held at the First Methodist Church. Burial, with the Frost Masons in charge, was at the Frost Cemetery.

Mr. English died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. May Quiane of Dallas.

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Frank Johnson
Jul 30, 1903 - Jul 1, 1965

Funeral services for Frank Johnson, 61, of Frost, Navarro County, father of Bobby Frank Johnson of 10655 Royal Springs, Dallas, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the First Methodist Church of Frost. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson, a former mayor of Frost, died Thursday in Ennis.

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Frank Johnson Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday
Frank Johnson, former Frost mayor, merchant and civic leader, died in the Ennis Nursing home Thursday afternoon following an extended illness. He served several terms as mayor of the northwest Navarro county community until ill health caused his retirement.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Frost Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Thad Son and Rev. Frank Williams, Methodist ministers, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, Baptist pastor.

Native of Tupelo, Miss., he came to the McCord community near Frost when three years of age and has been a Frost merchant most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; two sons, Bobby Frank Johnson, Dayton, Ohio, and Billy Johnson, Victoria; four grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Johnson, Maypearl, and Sam Johnson, California; four sisters, Mrs. Ike Gilley, Brandon; Mrs. Cecil Barnes, Hubbard; Mrs. George Craig, Hillsboro, and Miss Annie Bess Johnson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Tillie (Scott) Hooser
May 16, 1890 - July 21, 1957

Funeral services for Mrs. Tillie Hooser, 67, of 4924 Bryan, a Dallas resident for 30 years, were held Monday at the Frost Baptist Church in Frost, Navarro County, with the Rev. C.C. Ellis officiating. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Hooser died Sunday in a Dallas hospital after a long illness.

Born in Frost, Mrs. Hooser came to Dallas in 1927 from Frost. She was a member of the Frost Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Philip Jones and Mrs. Rance Corley, both of Dallas; one son, Hobert R. Hooser of Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Blake and Mrs. Carrie Couch, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Dean Griffis of Albany, Shackelford County, and six grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Wife of Willie Brown "Bill" Hooser

Bettie Weir, Miss
Feb 23, 1856 - Apr 10, 1948

FROST, Texas, April 13 - Funeral services for Miss Bettie Weir, 92, native of Italy, Texas, were held at the Frost Methodist Church Monday afternoon. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. Miss Weir formerly lived in Frost.

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Betty Weir
Feb 23, 1856 - Apr 10, 1948

Miss Weir Dies At Kin's Home

Miss Bettie Weir, 92, a Dallas resident the last thirty years, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. Knox Doyle, 2002 Michigan. She had been ill three years.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Frost Methodist Church at Frost, Navarro County. Burial will be at the Frost Cemetery.

Miss Weir was born near Italy, Ellis County, the daughter of J.J. and Catherine Morris Weir, pioneer settlers in that community. She made her home in Dallas with her niece since 1918.

Other survivors are her sister, Mrs. Maude Massie of Frisco, Collin County, and a brother of Wichita, Kan.

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MISS BETTIE WEIR FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, April 12.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Miss Bettie Weir aged 92 years, former resident of Frost and Italy, who died in Dallas Saturday morning at the home of a niece, Mrs. Knox Doyle, were held here Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. James Christian minister of Dallas; Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the Methodist church, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Miss Weir was a native of Italy, Ellis county.

Surviving are a brother who resides in Kansas, and a sister, Mrs. Ben Massey, Dallas county, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ben Massey, W. E. Pearson, J. B. Jones, R. B. Search, Tom Slay and Sam Weir, all nephews.

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James Wesley Brown Jr.
Jan 23, 1937 - Apr 11, 1966

CORSICANA, Texas - Services for James Wesley Brown Jr., 29, of Dallas, were held Wednesday at the Frost Baptist Church in Navarro County. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was dead of a heart attack on arrival at Memorial Hospital here Monday night. He was stricken while he and his fiancee, Nan Ellen Blankenship, also employed in Dallas, were en route to Dallas after visiting here. Judge W. H Tipton returned a verdict of death from natural causes.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Brown Sr., Frost; two brothers, Jerry D. Brown, Grand Prairie, and Jackie Lee Brown, Frost; a sister, Janice Sue Brown, Frost, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Brown, Frost, and Mrs. J.D. Fitzgerald, Corsicana.

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J. W. Brown, Jr
Heart Victim Monday Night

James Wesley Brown, 29, of Dallas, former Frost resident died suddenly about 8 p.m. Monday while enroute to Dallas after a visit with relatives here and in Frost.

Funeral rites will be held from the Frost Baptist church Wednesday at 10 a. m., with Rev. C. C. Ellis, the pastor, conducting and Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Frost Methodist church, assisting. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

Brown, a salesman for a sporting goods firm, and his fiancé, Nan Ellen Blankinship, were returning by auto to their jobs in Dallas and Miss Blankinship was driving. Brown became ill and they decided to return to Memorial Hospital here. He was dead on arrival.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton rendered a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes.

Brown is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Brown Sr., Frost; two brothers, Jerry D. Brown, Grand Prairie, and Jackie Lee Brown, Frost; a sister, Janice Sue, Frost; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Brown, Frost, and Mrs. J. D. Fitzgerald, Corsicana and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Home at Frost will direct.

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Fred Mire Mitchell
July 9, 1898 - Oct 30, 1954

CORSICANA, Texas. - Fred M. Mitchell 56, retired ginner and native of Navarro County, died at Frost following a long illness.

Funeral services were held at the Frost Baptist Church Saturday, with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

Surviving are four brothers, Earl Mitchell of Corsicana, Floyd Mitchell of Dallas and Doyle Mitchell and Ordway Mitchell, both of Frost, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Mitchell and Mrs. Mary Omberg, both of Frost, and Mrs. Lucyle Scott of Denison.

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Fred M. Mitchell, Retired Ginner, Dies At Frost

Fred M. Mitchell. 56, retired ginner and native of Navarro county, died at his home in Frost Thursday at 11:50 p. m. Services will be held Saturday
at 3 p. m. from the Frost Baptist Church, with Rev. C. C. Ellis, the pastor, conducting. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are four brothers, Earl, Corsicana; Floyd, Dallas; Doyle and Ardway, both of Frost; three sisters. Miss Bertha Mitchell, Frost; Mrs. Mary Omberg, Frost, and Mrs. Lucycle Scott, Denison; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

McCormick funeral home will
direct.

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Walter Lee Young
Sep 11, 1900 - Jul 6, 1986

Walter Young
Walter Lee Young, 86, of Lorena, died Sunday at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Randall McCollum officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Young, in 1959.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Young of Lorena; a son, Nolan Young of Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. Joy Goddard of Hewett and Mrs. ElWanda LaRoache of Austin; a sister, Elsie Rowan of Dallas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are E. L. Voyde Young, Bradley Young, George Beggs, Ricky Goddad, Kevin LaRoache, and Chris Hogan.

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Nettie Walker
Jul 30, 1902 - Jul 6, 1986

Nettie Walker, 83, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Twilight Nursing Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
She was a native of Chatfield and had lived most of her life in Corsicana.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence E. Walker of Corsicana; four daughters, Margie McCarter of Corsicana, Faye  Boyd of Odessa, Dorothy Thompson and Lucille Walsh, both of Tyler; two sons, Allen Johnson and Argie Johnson both of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Margaret (Hervey) Wilbur
abt 1909 - Jul 1986

Margaret Wilbur
Margaret Hervey Wilbur, 77, of Dallas died Saturday in  Dallas.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Park Methodist Church, Cox Chapel.
She is survived by a brother, Claude Hervey Jr., Corsicana; her children, Dr. Harvey S. Wilbur III and Janis Adal Wilbur, both of Dallas; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Nannie Eggleston-Bankhead
abt 1890 - Jul 1986

Nannie Bankhead
Nannie Bankhead, 96, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Mel Haven Convalescent Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with John P. Shero Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a native of South Carolina, but had lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was a retired Licensed Vocational Nurse and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, James T. Eggleston of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mark Hanks of Corsicana; two sisters, Annie Adams of Dallas and Jennie Granger of Corsicana; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Maco Stewart, Ferma C. Stewart, White Stewart, Paul Stewart, Joe Baumgartner and Frank Stewart.

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Howard Preston Vyers
Nov 19, 1919 - 1983

Howard Vyers
Howard Vyers, 63, of Tyler, died Thursday.
He was born in Emhouse and was a retired farmer and World War II veteran.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Nora; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Powell, of Balch Springs; five sons, Bill Boruk, of Frisco, James Bourk, of Columbia, S.C., Robert W. Bouruk and George A. Boruk, both of Dallas, and Howard Vyers Jr., of Tyler; two sisters, Lucille Lunsford, of Ben Wheeler, and Myrtle Shue, of Fort Worth; one brother, Jay Vyers, of Houston; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers

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Clovis Allen
abt 1925 - Jun 5, 1983

Clovis Allen
WACO - Clovis Allen, 58, of Waco, died Thursday in a Waco hospital.
He was a graduate of Richland High School and a Church of Christ minister.
Service was Saturday at Marlin Curch of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Ruth; one sister; Oleta Allen, of Houston; one brother, A. J. Allen, of Arvaca, Ariz.; two nieces and two nephews.

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Jack Stuard
Abt 1915 - Jul 1986

Jack Stuard
Jack Stuard, 71, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at his residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral  Home with the Rev. Tom Layfield officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial  Park.
He was a native of Lindsey, Okla. and had loved in Corsicana 20 years. He was a retired grocery store owner and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Stuard of Corsicana; a daughter, Barbara Hansen of Fresno, Calif.; three sons, Ron Stuard of Las Vegas, Nev., Phil Stuard and Michael Stuard, both of Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Amy Carlisle of Fresno, Calif., and Grace Woolsey of Pittsburg, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Eula Faye Norwood of Corsicana, Francis Walker of San Angelo and Cherry Layfield of Kerens; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren;
Pallbearers will be Mike Walker, Scott Walker, Ricky Layfield, Sam Norwood, John Norwood and James Ledbetter.

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Ruby (Robinson) Boyte
abt 1934 - Jul 1986

Ruby Boyte
Ruby Boyte, 52, of Eureka, died Tuesday in Temple.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home with the Revs. Clinton Bates and Mitchell Williams officiating. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Franklin N. Boyte of Eureka; two sons, Bradley Boyte of  Eureka, Douglas Boyte of Corsicana; a daughter, Debbie Williams of Mildred; her parents, Judd and Myrtle Robinson of Eureka; a brother, Harvey Robinson of Eureka; four sisters, Margaret Lamb of Corsicana, Dorothy Perry, Christine Jock and Mildred Young, all of Eureka; and two grandchildren

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Eunice Elizabeth (Young) Sykes
1899 - Dec 1955

Mrs. G. W. Sykes Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Elizabeth Young Sykes, wife of G. W. Sykes, who died at the family hme, 908 West Seventeenth avenue, Tuesday were held from the Missionary Baptist church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastr. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.
Mrs. Sykes was born in Rusk county but had resided in Navarro county most of her life. She was a life-long Baptist and was a member of the Missionary Baptist church here.
Surviving are her husband  of Corsicana; fie daughters, Mrs. H. D. Hunter, Amarillo; Mrs. C. P. Shoemaker, Monticello., Ark.; Mrs George W. Lee, El Cerrito, Calif.; Mrs. Joe B. Fortson, Jr., Corsicana, and Mrs. Altus Graham, Houston; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Tauie Young, Corsicana; a brother, J. W. Young, and a sister, Mrs. R. R. Ritter, both of Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Frank Leathers, Leonard Clark, Claude Bone, C. T. Clay, Ernest Jones, Milford Shook, Floyd Yarbrough and Ed Henry
Corley directed,

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  • Dec 15, 1955

Floyd Sykes
Feb 6, 1904 - Jan 20, 1956

Monday Rites For Former Resident
Floyd Sykes, 57, former Corsicana orchestra performer, died in Amarillo Friday.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Genila Sykes, Amarillo; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Miller, Dallas, and Mrs. Martha Jane Corbett, Amarillo; three grandchildren; step mother, Mrs. Tiny Sykes, Dallas; three  brothers, Joe, Lee and Wayne Sykes, all of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Harrison, Houston; two half-sisters, Miss Juanita Sykes and Mrs. Bettie Sue Perkins, both of Dallas; three half-brothers, Ed. R. C. and Ray Sykes, all of Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. L. Nesmith, J. C. Nesmith, H. L. Shaw, Loran Mitchell, Cecil Harrison and Sonny Melton.

Notes:

  • 1956
  • NAVARRO COUNTY BIRTH RECORDS:
    Male Sykes (Floyd Sykes)...b. 4 Feb 1904...Spring Hill...parents: Edmond & Cordie Sykes
    (Edmund Dawson Sykes & Cordea Sinclair)
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

Joseph Odell Turner
Mar 27, 1917 - Mar 18, 1964

Odell Turner, Dies Wednesday
Funeral services for Joseph Odell Turner, 46, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital in a Corley ambulance early Wednesday afternoon will be held from the Fairview Baptist church at Raleigh Friday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. O. L. McCollum, Baptist minister, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.
It was reported that Turner is believed to have become choked while eating lunch and was rushed to the hospital, but efforts to resuscitate him were futile.
Turner was born at Raleigh, march 29, 1917.
Surviving are his father, Fred Turner, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie House; Wichita Falls, and Mrs. LaVerne Voss, Corsicana; and a nephew.
Eubanks Funeral Home of Hubbard directs.

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  • Mar 1964
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

James Walker Sykes
Jan 12, 1877 - May 21, 1935

PROMINENT FARMER DAWSON COMMUNITY BURIED WEDNESDAY
Dawson, May 24. - J. W. Sykes, 58, prominent farmer of this community, died in a Waco hospital Tuesday afternoon and the funeral was held here Wednesday afternoon. He was stricken with a ruptured blood vessel two weeks ago while riding a planter on his farm and his condition grew steadily worse. He had resided in this section for 40 years.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, three daughters, three brothers, four sisters and 11 grandchildren.

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Darrin Eugene Ellison
Jan 21, 1965 - Jan 1997

Darrin Eugene Ellison was born January 21,1965 in Corsicana, Tx to the parentage of Rev. Lessie Ellison Jr and Mrs Shirley Cooksey Ellison.

He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He united with the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church and later the Friendship Baptist Church until his homegoing. Darrin received his formal education at the Corsicana ISD and was a 1983 graduate of the Corsicana High School; he was also one of the musicians at his church. Darrin loved singing and playing the drums for the Lord. His laughter, his smile and his warm and gentle heart will never be forgotten.

Darrin was preceded in death by his wife; Sharon Bradford Ellison; and his grandparents; Mr and Mrs Lessie Ellison Sr. and Mr Tommie Cooksey.

Darrin received his escort back to heaven on January 16,1997 at the Navarro Regional Hospital.

Darrin leaves to cherish his memories his parents; Rev. Lessie J Ellison Jr and Mrs Shirley Ellison; 3 brothers; Varriel Cooksey and Lessie Ellison III of Corsicana, Tx; Rickey Ellison of Dallas, Tx; 9 sisters; Yolunda (Otis) Tolliver, Shirlette (Joseph) Davis, Janice (Greg) Cloud, Lucretia (James) Bonner all of Corsicana, Tx.; Angela (Minister Tyron) Davis of Glenn Heights, Tx.; Sharon and Carolette Ellison, Dora (Hans) Nash all of Dallas, Tx.; and Jeanette ( Johnnie) Hollis of Hope, Ark.; grandmother; Sarah Roberts of Corsicana, Tx.; grandfarther; Edward King of Corpus Christi, Tx.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Newspaper:
Corsicana Daily Sun
Services held: January 21,1997 at 1:15 pm
Arrangements in care of Ross and Johnson Mortuary
Officiated by Rev. T W Medlock
Eulogist: Bishop Robert Davis, Waxahachie, Tx.
Pilgrim Rest P B Church
1009 S 4th Street
Corsicana, Tx.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Angela Davis

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Darrin Eugene Ellison

Darrin Eugene Ellison, 31, Corsicana, died Jan. 16, 1997 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation is Monday from 2-8 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services are Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, with Rev. T. W. Medlock officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Joe Bell, Tom Bartee, Otis Tolliver, Fred Russell, Jr., Tyron Davis, Greg Cloud and James Bonner.

Mr. Ellison was born Jan. 21, 1965 in Corsicana.

Mr. Ellison is survived by his parents, Rev. Lessie J. Ellison, Jr. and Mrs. Shirley R. Ellison; sisters, Yolunda Tolliver, Shirlette Davis, Angela Davis, Janice Cloud and Lucretia Bonner, all of Corsicana, Sharron Ellison, Lynn Dorn Nash and Carlette Ellison, all of Dallas, and Jeanetta Ellison of Arkansas; brothers, Ricky Ellison of Dallas, Varriel Cooksey, Lessie Ellison, 111, all of Corsicana; Maternal grandmother, Sarah Roberts of Corsicana; maternal grandfather, Edward King of Corpus Christi; aunts, Helen Bell and Doris Wilks, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mr. Ellison was preceded in death by his wife, Sharron Loretta Bradford Ellison.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Jan 19, 1997
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sharron Loretta (Bradford) Ellison s/o Rev. Lessie Jerome Ellison, Jr. and Shirley Raye (Roberts) Cooksey-Ellison

Rev. Lessie J Ellison Jr.
Oct 14, 1935 - Dec 1999

Rev. Lessie J Ellison Jr. was born October 14, 1935 in Corsicana, Tx. to the parentage of Mr. Lessie Ellison Sr and Mrs Estella Gooden Ellison.

He accepted Christ as his Lord and savior at an early age. Rev. Ellison united with the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church where he remained a faithful member until accepting his call into the ministry and becoming the proud pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church until his homegoing. Rev. Ellison received his formal education at G W Jackson High School.

Above all things in Rev. Ellison's life, he was a friend and servant to those who needed his help. Rev. Ellison showed no respect of persons, it made no difference of their economic, educational, social or ethical background; he was always there to help. His words of wisdom, his love for others, his kind and gentle heart; but most of all the presence of his warm smile will be missed by his family, his friends and all who knew him.

Rev. Ellison was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; a brother and a son; Darrin Eugene Ellison.

Rev. Ellison received his escort to heaven with an Honorable discharge on November 26,1999 at the Navarro Regional Hospital.

Rev. Ellison leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memories: a devoted and virtuous wife of 38 yrs; Missy Shirley R Cooksey Ellison. Children; Varriel Cooksey and Lessie Ellison III of Corsicana, Tx, Rickey Ellison Of Dallas, Tx, Yolunda (Minister Otis) Tolliver of Kerens, Tx, Shirlette (Joseph) Davis, Janice (Officer Greg) Cloud, Lucertia (James) Bonner of Corsicana, Angela (Minister Tyron) Davis of Waxahachie, Tx, Sharon and Carolette Ellison, Dora (Hans) Nash of Dallas, Tx., Jeanette (Johnnie) Hollis of Hope, Ark. 37 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; Two sisters; Helen Bell of Corsicana, Tx and Doris Wilkes of Los Angeles, Ca; mother-in-law; Sarah Roberts of Corsicana,Tx, father -in-law Edward King of Corpus Christi, Tx.; Two sisters in Christ; Evang. Loyce Johnson of Corsicana, Tx. and Evang. Emma Jean Jones of Galveston, Tx one special brother: Allen Swift and a goddaughter; LaTisha McIntire of Corsicana, Tx.; a special cousin Theresa Ellison of College Station, Tx.; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Newspaper:
Corsicana Daily Sun
Arrangements in care of Ross and Johnson Mortuary
Service held Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 1:00 pm
Officiating by: Rev. K D Davis
Euglolist: Bishop Robert Davis of Waxahachie, Tx.
Freedom Fellowship Church
917 S 17th Street
Corsicana, Tx.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Angela Davis

Dr. John William Matlock Sr.
Oct 31, 1872 - Mar 14, 1959

Dr. John W. Matlock, 86, Retired Physician, Dies

FROST, Texas - Dr. John W. Matlock, 86, who practiced medicine in Navarro County from 1901 until his retirement in 1950, died Friday at his home in Frost. He was 86.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Frost Baptist Church.

Born Oct. 31, 1872, at the pioneer settlement of Johnson Station near Arlington, Tarrant County, Dr. Matlock was graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in 1900 and began his practice in Frost in 1901.

He married the former Robbie Davis, member of a pioneer Denton County family in 1906. Mrs. Matlock, too, was a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School.

Dr. Matlock, a distinguished member of the Texas Medical fraternity, also was for half a century a lay leader of the Presbyterian Church and was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and the Shrine.

Survivors include his widow; one son, Dixon Matlock, Austin; five daughters, Mrs. E. Carlyle Smith, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Walter Saunders, Corpus Christi; Miss Clifford Matlock, Dallas Miss Exa Matlock, Conroe, and Mrs. Paul Mitchell.

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Allie Franklin Allen
Apr 16, 1882 - Oct 5, 1959

CORSICANA, Texas - A. F. Allen, 77, long-time resident of Frost, died in Dallas Monday following a brief illness. Native of Sheridan, Ark., he moved to Frost when 21 years of age. He was a retired farmer.

Services were held at the Frost Baptist Church Wednesday with burial in the
Frost Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife; five sons, O. L. Allen, Dallas; Joe A. Allen, Palo Alto, Calif.; Glenn Allen, Tyler; Roy G. Allen, Houston, and James Kyle Allen, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Gelwick, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Ruby Lee Evans, Dallas; and 18 grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Husband of Annie Lee (Hightower) Allen

Mary T. (Sanders) Sheppard-Simms
Sep 6, 1868 - Dec 9, 1951

Navarro County Native, Mrs. Mary Sims, Dies

CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 11 - Mrs. Mary T. Sims, 83, lifelong resident of Navarro County, died at her home in Frost. Funeral services were held Monday from the Frost Baptist Church. Burial was in the
Frost Cemetery.

She was a Rebekah and a member of the WOW Circle.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R.M. Sanders and Miss Kate Sims, both of Frost; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Whorton of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Lorena Moore of Ennis and Mrs. Sarah E. Johnson of Dallas, and three brothers, I. A. Sanders of Frost, W. J. Sanders of San Angelo and C.C. Sanders of Big Lake.

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Minnie Ann (Jackson) Stogner
Jan 18, 1880 - Oct 18, 1954

CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for Mrs. A. J. Stogner, 74, of Frost, who died in a Malakoff hospital, were held Tuesday from the Frost Methodist Church. Burial was in the
Frost Cemetery. She had resided in the Frost community forty years.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, S. N. Stogner of Waco, T. F. Stogner of Huntsville and R. V. Stogner of Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Haynes of Dallas, Mrs. Mary Agnes Heath of Abernathy, Mrs. Gladys Josephine Counts of Trinidad and Mrs. Nannie Emma Drake of Malakoff; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Mrs. A. J. Stogner Dies In Malakoff
FROST, Oct. 19.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Minnie Ann Stogner, 74, wife of A. J. Stogner, resident of this community 40 years, died in the Killman Hospital in Malakoff Monday following a short illness.

Funeral services were held from the Frost Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Surviving are her husband of Frost; three sons, S. N. Stogner, Waco; T. R. Stogner, Huntsville; and R. V. Stogner, Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Haynes, Dallas; Mrs. Mary Agnes Heath, Abernathy; Mrs. Gladys Josephine Counts, Trinidad; and Mrs. Nannie Emma Drake, Malakoff; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Johnson, Porter Bailey, Curtis Patterson, Fletcher Bonnett, Joe Brown, and Pat Short.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Richard Hubbard Ditto Sr.
Apr. 7, 1882 - Nov. 1, 1954

CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for R. H. Ditto Sr., 72, of Route 1, Frost, were held Tuesday from the Frost Methodist Church, with burial in the
Frost Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. O. Ditto of Houston and R. H. Ditto Jr. of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Yarborough of Brown Mill, N.J.; Mrs. W. P. Petzold of Beaumont and Mrs. H. L. Helton of Temple; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Frost Farmer Rites Tuesday
R. H. Ditto, 72, farmer, Route 1, Frost, died Monday night in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Frost Methodist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by
Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, and Rev. C. A. Jones, Assembly of God minister.

A native of Milam county, he had resided in the Frost vicinity 38 years.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; two sons, J. O. Ditto, Houston, and R. H. Ditto. Jr., Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Yarbrough, Brown Mill. N. J.; Mrs. W. P. Petzold, Beaumont, and Mrs. H. L. Helton, Temple; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dock Jones, Otis Ditto, Jr.; Curtis Patterson, Joe Brown, George Vest and Bill Ross.

Corley directed.

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Eula (Wilson) Morgan
Jun 28, 1869 - Jan 11, 1929

FROST, Navarro Co., Texas, Jan. 11 - Mrs. Eula Morgan, 59, wife of L.A. Morgan of this city, died at her home here Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday with the Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church of Corsicana, assisted by the Rev. Obie Nelson of Mount Calm, the Rev. N. L. Range and the Rev. Mr. Cowan of Frost officiating. Burial will be in the
Frost Cemetery. Mrs. Morgan had been a resident of this community all her life. She is survived by her husband and two sons, L.C. Morgan of Corsicana and Ray Morgan of Jacksonville.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FROST WOMAN HELD SATURDAY

FROST, Jan. 12.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Morgan, aged 49 years, who died at the family home here Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock, were held from the family residence Saturday morning at 10”30 o’clock with interment in the Frost Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Obie Nelson, Baptist Minister of Mt. Calm, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of Corsicana.

Mrs. Morgan was a native of Navarro county and had resided in this community all her life.

Surviving are her husband, L. A. Morgan, two sons, L. C. Morgan, Corsicana deputy county clerk; Ray Morgan, Jacksonville.

A number of friends of the family from Corsicana were present for the services.

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Oscar L. Elkins, Sr
1892 - Apr 1961

O. L. Elkins, Sr. Dies Saturday
O. L. Elkins, Sr. 68, native of Pinkston, long-time resident of Emhouse, retired ginner, died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness. He had resided at Emhouse for about 50 years.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel by Rev. Donald Holt, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.
Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a son, Master Sergeant O. L. Elkins, Jr., Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Nolan Raye, Dallas; five grandchildren; a brother, Elmer Elkins, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Harrington and Mrs. John Morris, both of Irving and other relatives.

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Geneva Finley
abt 1914 - Jul 6, 1992

Geneva Finley
Geneva Finley, 78, of Kaufman, died July 6, 1992, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She was a former resident of Corsicana.
Survivors are her husband, George Finley of Kaufman; one son, Butch Finley of Arlington; one daughter, Carolyn Morris of Florida; one brother, Ed Gowan of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Jim Baggs of Corsicana; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Talmadge Dewitt Farmer
Apr 19, 1907 - Mar 13, 1968

T. D. Farmer Dies Suddenly
T. D. Farmer, 60, resident of 1446 W. 4th Ave., was dead on arrival at memorial Hospital early Wednesday following a sudden heart attack.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Farmer, Corsicana; four sons; Jese Farmer, Indianapollis, Ind.; Thomas Farmer, Houston; Edward farmer, Eli, Nev.; Duwayne Farmer, Corsicana; seven daughters, Misses Freances, Sandra, Barbara and Welletta Farmer; and Mrs. Emma Christian all of Corsicnaa; Mrs. Elizabeth Armstrong, Palacios; and Mrs. Rita Burnson, Dallas; 16 grandchildren; a brother, L. D. Farmer, Winnsboro; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives

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Bill Taylor McFarland
Jul 2, 1889 - Mar 10, 1968

McFarland Rites Held Tuesday
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Powell Baptist Chruch for Bill McFarland, 78, who died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Sunday night.
He was formerly from Trinidad.
The rev. Franklin Biles officiated and burial was in Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, five daughters, three brothers, two stepsons, a step daughter, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Floyd N. Hardy
abt 1907 - Mar 12, 1968

Hardy Services were held Wednesday
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the Griffin Funeral Chapel here for Floyd Hardy, 61, Corsicana businessman who died in Memorial hospital Tuesday morning. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
Hardy was a lifelong resident of Corsicana, a veteran of World War II, and was in the grocery business here for 17 years.
Surviving are his wife, a son, a daughter, a grandson and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 13, 1968
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner
  • TXDI: Hardy, Floyd N.; 03-12-1968; Navarro; Male

Geneva Crabb
abt 1910 - Mar 12, 1968

Mrs. Crabb, 58, Dies Tuesday
Mrs. Geneva Crabb, 58, died Tuesday afternoon at the Twilight Home. She was a native of Corsicana.
Funeral arrangements await the arrival of relatives.
Surviving are two brothers, A. J. Turbutton, McAllen and Ira Tarbutton, Long Beach, Calif.; and a nephew.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 13, 1968
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner
  • TXDI: Crabb, Geneva; 03-12-1968; Navarro; Female

Neona Boyd
abt 1926 - Mar 1930

Little Kerens Girl Dies Local Hospital
Neona Boyd, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Boyd of Kerens, died in the Navarro county hospital shortly after 11 o'clock Monday from lockjaw caused by the sticking of a nail in her foot a short time ago, and the body was taken to Kerens Monday afternoon. The funeral services were held Tuesday at Arlington, where interment was made.

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C. M. J. Stringer
abt 1866 - Feb 1939

MAN DIES MIDLAND; BURIAL AT PRAIRIE POINT ON TUESDAY
C. M. J. Stringer, age 73 years, died at his home in Midland at 6 o'clock Monday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Prairie Point church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, L. L. Stringer, Midland; Bert Stringer, Roane; two daughters, Miss Lucile Stringer, Dallas; Miss Clara Belle Stringer, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Waddell, Talhoka, Texas; Mrs. Belle Locklar, Savre Oklahoma; Mrs. Mollie Barnett, Houston, and other relatives.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

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Hazel Burge-Ward
abt 1901 - 1977

Mrs. Ward
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Hazel Ward, 76, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Joe Burge of Corsicana and Robert W. Burge of Dallas and two sisters-in-law. Pallbearers are C. O. Curington, W. H. Tipton, Howe French, Charles T. Banister, Julian Redden, Johnny Chairafis, and Kenneth Dyess.

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Mattie Lou (Johnson) Knox
1871 - Jun 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. MATTIE KNOX ARE HELD THURSDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie J. Knox, 74, who was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon in a fall at her home, were held Thursday afternoon at 3'oclock from the Sutherland - McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Knox had been a member and teacher for many years.
Born at Dresden in 1871, Mrs. Knox came to Corsicana as a small child with her parents, the late E. Wiley and Frances Louisa McMullan Johnson, pioneer Navarro countians. She united with the Presbyterian church at the age of six years and was active in the religious, civic and other circles of Corsicana throughout her life. Mrs. Knox was married to Chris L. Knox, corporation court recorder in 1890.
Surviving are her husband, son Christopher J. Knox, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Walter H. Fendly, Dallas; a granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Storm, California, who is in Corsicana on a visit; three sisters, Mrs. W. P. McCammor, Corsicana; Miss Minnie Johnson, Dallas, and Mrs. N. Dave McKee, Midland; four brothers, Congressman Luther A. Johnson, Corsicana; Ernest Johnson, Dallas, R. D. Johnson, Houston, and Neal Johnson, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers were her four brothers, two brothers-in-law, and B. B. Cobb, Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Simi Weekly Light - June 15, 1945
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

Obediah D. Rich
Feb 13, 1856 - Jun 11, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR O. D. RICH AT BLACK HILLS CHURCH
Funeral services for O. D. Rich, aged 89 years, who died at his home in the Black Hills community Monday night at 8 o'clock were held Wednesday afternoon from Black Hills church. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. Rev. W. T. Allmon, Dawson minister, conducted the rites. He was a native of Tennessee.
Surviving are five sons, Horace Rich, Corsicana; O. S. Rich, Black Hills; C. C. Rich, Brice; Olan Rich, Corsicana, and Bill Rich, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Bertie Lockhart and Mrs. Clay Meadows, both of Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren.
Pallbearers were R. D. Lockhart, Melvin Rich, Calvin Rich, James, Lloyd Rich, Bogie Boarch and Wendell Lockhart, grandsons.
Corley Funeral Home Directed.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Simi Weekly Light - June 15, 1945
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner & Diane Richards

Matthew M. Berry
Dec 16, 1968 - Jul 1, 1994

Matthew Berry, 25, of Dallas, died recently in Dallas>
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral  Home in Dallas. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday July 3, 1994, in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Survivors include his parents, Robert L. Berry and Joanne West; and grandfather, James T. West.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon. Jul 2, 1994
  • SSDI MATTHEW M BERRY: 16 Dec 1968; 01 Jul 1994; TX
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

Lecie Ann (Montgomery) Caskey
March 17, 1851 - May 25, 1936

AGED TUPELO WOMAN DIED LATE MONDAY; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Leola Ann Caskey, aged 85 years, widow of the late J. T. Caskey, who died at her home in the Tupelo community Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock were held from the home of her grandson, Eugene Caskey, 900 South Eighteenth and  One-Half street, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.
Surviving are ten children, Mrs. C. S. Matlock, Kerens; E. C. Caskey, Corsicana; Mrs. J. R. Brown, Donna; Mrs. J. C. outlaw, Section, Ala; Mrs. J. C. Hollingsworth, Dallas; Mrs J. E. Norwood, Tupelo; Mrs. J. T. Pruitt, Starenderg; C. E. Caskey, Texola; Mrs. G. W. French, Emmett; and J. G. Caskey, Borger, one sister, Mrs. Mary Rogers, El Paso; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were six grandsons; Eugene Caskey, Price Caskey, Walter Caskey, John Caskey, John Norwood and Fred Matlock.
The funeral arrangements were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Jewell Mae Pillow
Nov 9, 1908 - Jul 3, 1992

Jewell Mae Pillow
Jewell Mae Pillow, 83, of Retreat, died July 3, 1992, in Retreat.
Services are pending at Corley Funeral  Home. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She was born in Thurber on Nov. 9, 1903, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Pillow.
Survivors include her daughter, Lauretta Murphey of Corsicana; her son, Neal Pillow of Houston; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri, Jul 3, 1992
  • SSDI: JEWEL M. PILLOW; 09 Nov 1908; Jul 1992; 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX)
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

William Peter Ruth
Jun 26, 1903 - Jul 1, 1992

William Peter Ruth
William Peter Ruth, 89, of Houston, died July 1, 1992, in Houston.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Gape Creek Cemetery with the Rev. George Proctor-Smith officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Susie Ruth of Houston; two sons, Charles Ruth of Davidsonville, Md. and Ted Ruth of Volxheim, Germany; two daughters, Betty Jean Murray of Richland and Helen Ruth Michael of Houston; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri, Jul 3, 1992
  • SSDI: W. P. Ruth; 26 Jun 1903; 01 Jul 1992; 77006 Houston, Harris Co., TX
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

Birdie (Clark) White
Nov 13, 1901 - Jul 3, 1992

Birdie White
Birdie White, 90, of Rowlett, died July 3, 1992, at the Lake Point Medical Center in Rowlett.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in  Blooming Grove. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Leon White and her daughter, Janell White.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jessie Staggs of Denton.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri, Jul 3, 1992
  • SSDI: Birdie C. White; 13 Nov 1901; Jul 1992
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

Margaret Jane (Campbell) Lewis
Jul  12, 1840 - Aug 15, 1932

MRS. M. J. LEWIS, AGE 92
DIED MONDAY, AUGUST 15

Mrs. M. J. Lewis, aged 92, who lived with her son, C. F. Lewis, died Monday morning, August 15 at 9:45.  Mrs. Lewis was born in Fentress County, Tennessee, near the county seat, Jamestown, on July 12, 1840.  She was the daughter of Rev. James Campbell and is the last of a family of ten children to pass away.  She was a sister of W. F. Campbell, who passed away on April 29th of this year.  In early life Mrs. Lewis was converted and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and for eighty years lived a constant Christian life.   She was married to B. F. Lewis on May 1, 1866, to this union seven children were born two of who survive her.  Her husband died in 1882.  Surviving Mrs. Lewis are two children, eleven grandchildren. For years Mrs. Lewis lived in the home of her son, Charles, and his wife, Mary, who tenderly cared for her in her declining years.  Until a very short time ago she was active for one of her age, her eyesight failed her during the last few years.  Mrs. Lewis was intensely religious living in daily communication with her Maker.  She had an abiding faith in her Bible and complete trust in her Savior.  Rev. P. L. Shuler conducted the funeral services which were held at the Methodist church, Tuesday evening at Dresden.  Interment was made in the Dresden cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Tim Campbell & Jeanna Chowning

  • Wife of Benjamin Franklin Lewis (1842 - 1882) probably buried in Nacogdoches Co., TX


James Madison Grant
Sep 1, 1855 - Mar 8, 1913

Blooming Grove, Tex., March 12. - J. M. Grant died at his residence in Blooming Grove. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Church and prominent in business circles, being president of the Blooming Grove State Bank and Blooming Grove Hardware Company. The body was buried in Dresden Cemetery by the Masonic lodge of Blooming Grove.

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Martha Mobley (Dixon) Blake
Jan 6, 1876 - Sep 19, 1965

Funeral services and burial for Mrs. Martha Blake, of 804 N. Lancaster, a 30-year Dallas resident, were held Monday in Dresden, Navarro County.

Mrs. Blake, a native of South Carolina, died Sunday in Frost, Navarro County.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Dallas.

Survivors: Two daughters, Mrs. Winston Knight of Frost, Navarro County, and Miss Mattie Blake of Dallas, and a granddaughter.

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Mrs. Blake, 89,
Rites Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 20 (Spl) — Mrs. Martha Mobley Blake, 89, native of Justin county, S.C., died Sunday in Memorial hospital in Corsicana.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Dresden Methodist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery.  The rites were conducted by Rev. Lloyd Coker, pastor of the Blooming Grove and Dresden Methodist churches.  Mrs. Blake resided at Frost before moving to Dallas. She was a member of the First Methodist church in Dallas.  Surviving are two daughters, Miss Mattie Blake, Dallas, and Mrs. Winston Knight, Frost; a granddaughter, Mrs. Buddie Ross, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Price Moore
Sep 15, 1862 - Oct 3, 1923

Obituary moved to his biography page


James Robert Bell
Jan 8, 1848 - Oct 3, 1923

FROST, Navarro Co., Texas. Oct 5. - Two funerals were held at Frost Thursday. J.R. Bell, 80 odd years old, died at Blooming Grove and the body was brought here for burial. Mr. Bell had lived near Frost for many years and farmed until he retired from active life.

W. Price Moore died in the Baptist Sanitarium at Waco Wednesday and his body was brought to Frost for burial. Mr. Moore was 61 years old and was a farmer, having lived in this community some twenty years. The W.O.W. Camp at Frost had charge of the funeral ceremonies after services at the Methodist Church.

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Blooming Grove Citizen Dead.
J. R. Bell, 75 years of age, and a resident of Blooming Grove since1893, died there at 5 o’clock this morning and the remains will be interred in Frost tomorrow afternoon. The deceased was a native of Alabama and was married to Miss Victoria Monts in 1866, and had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.

The deceased is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. F. C. Ramage, Frost; Mrs. J. H. Cole, Blooming Grove; Mrs. T. G. Mosley, Oglesby; J. G. Bell, Corsicana; Lewis Bell, Frost; Fred Bell and Miss Euba Bell of Corsicana.

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R. U. Palmer
Feb 27, 1851 - Dec 5, 1898

Doctor Found Dead

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 6. - Dr. R.M. Palmer of Frost was found dead at the home of J.H. Harrington, seven miles south of Abbott last night. He was stopping there. After a hearty supper he went to the barn and not returning was found later in a kneeling position dead with his head resting in his hands on the ground. An inquest was held by Justice Ben Tarpley. He was a prominent physician and was a member of several benevolent and fraternal orders. He has a wife and children at Frost.

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Grace (Scott) Blake
Mar 15, 1893 - Oct 30, 1973

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Scott Blake, 80, of 3326 Burgoyne, who retired in 1972 after 24 years as a cashier for the Ben Franklin Store in Stevens Park Shopping Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Lamar & Smith Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery in Frost, Navarro County.

Mrs. Blake died here Wednesday.

A native of Frost, she had been a Dallas resident for 25 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Frost.

She is survived by one sister.

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Annie Mischie (Hill) Knott
Nov 1, 1881 - Apr 5, 1958

Mrs. Joe Lee Knott, 76, a resident of Dallas for 19 years, died in her home at 1312 Fourth Avenue Saturday after a brief illness.

The former Annie Mischie Hill, daughter of J. L. and Nancy Hill, Mrs. Knott was born at Irene, Hill County. She was married to Knott in Frost, Navarro County in 1904, and they moved to Dallas in 1939.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Frost.

Funeral services will be held in her church at 3 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors are her husband; a son, Damon H. Knott of Cleburne; three daughters, Mrs. Knox R. Ponder, of Frost, Mrs. Lowell W. Brown of Amarillo and Miss Allene Joyce Knott of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Charles V. McCord of Borger; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Louie Cordelia (Clonts) Hooser
Feb 9, 1868 - May 29, 1942

FROST. Navarro Co., Texas, May 30 - Mrs. S.S. Hooser, 74, native of Georgia and long-time resident of this community, died Friday afternoon. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Willy B. Hooser, Tom Hooser and Ernest Hooser; four daughters, Mrs. Amon Scott, Mrs. Alma Germany and Mrs. Fletcher Bonnett, all of Frost, and Mrs. Joe Keitt of Hubbard, and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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MRS. S. S. HOOSER DIED FROST FRIDAY; BURIAL ON SUNDAY
FROST, May 30. (Spl.)—Mrs. S. S. Hooser, age 74 years, died at her home here Friday afternoon at 5:30. Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in the Frost cemetery.

Mrs. Hooser had been a resident, of the Frost community for 65 years. She has been prominently identified with the civic interests of the city for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Frost; the following children, W. D. Hooser, Mrs. H. A. Scott, T. S. Hooser, Ernest Hooser, Mrs. Alma Germany, Mrs. W. F. Bonnett, all of Frost, Mrs. Joe Keitt, Hubbard and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service is directing.

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Dr. Ben Harris Griffin Sr.
Jan 13, 1890 - Dec 8, 1969

Dr. Ben H. Griffin, 79, of Frost, Navarro County, formerly of Dallas, died Monday in a Waco hospital.

He had lived and practiced dermatology in Dallas for 30 years before moving to Frost, in 1956. He took a degree in pharmacology from Southwestern University at Georgetown before obtaining a medical degree from Baylor University College of Medicine in Dallas.

He was a native of Henderson, Rusk County, and was a member of the Kappa Sigma social fraternity, the American and Navarro County Medical Associations, the Texas Dermatological Association, and the Frost United Methodist Church where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Survivors: Wife, two sons, Ben H. Griffin Jr. of Dallas and James G. Griffin of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Arch Wylie of Henderson, and a brother, H. L. Griffin Jr. of Redding, Calif.

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Rites at Frost

A popular dermatologist in this area, Dr. Ben Harris Griffin, of Frost, died Monday morning in a veterans hospital in Waco after an extended illness,

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church of Frost. The Revs. Frank Williams of Waco and Wesley Howard Jr. of Frost officiated. Masons had charge of graveside services in Frost Cemetery.

Dr. Griffin was born Jan. 13, 1890 in Henderson, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Griffin. He graduated from Southwestern University at Georgetown where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated from the University of Texas school of pharmacy at Galveston, and graduated from the Baylor University School of Medicine in Dallas in the Class of 1921. He did post graduate work at the skin and cancer clinic at Bellview Hospital in New York City, and then practiced dermatology in the Medical Arts Building in Dallas from 1922 until 1952 when he moved to Frost and opened an office.

He was a Mason, member of the Frost United Methodist Church, Navarro County Medical Society, Texas Medical Society, Southern Medical Society, American Medical Society and Texas Dermatologist Society. For a number of years he served on the Frost school board and served as its president.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Griffin of Dallas; two sons, Ben Griffin of Dallas and James Griffin of Ypsilanti, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Arch Wylie of Henderson; a brother, H. L. Griffin Jr. of Redding, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bradford Griffin of Dallas.

Pallbearers were Charles Martin, Grady Hobbs, Jerry Sam Scott, Jimmy Hooser, Guy Tullos and J.O. Williams. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Medical Society and also D. S.Womack, Frank Henderson, Rex Patterson, Curtis Patterson, E. D. McCormick and Drew Gillen.

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Rufus Nathaniel Gardner
Sep 8, 1872 - Dec 27, 1912

R.N. Gardber Dies of Injuries

Frost, Tex., Dec. 30 - R.N. Gardner, who was hurt at Corbet, Tex. Dec. 18, died here Saturday. Mr. Gardner was preparing to load a car of wood and was moving the box car on the side track to a convenient place to get to with his wagon. He saw that the car was going past the desired place and he started to climb to the top to brake it. His hold on the car gave way, or his hands slipped, and he fell under the car. His right leg was crushed from the foot to above the knee and the leg had to be amputated in the upper part of the thigh. He was brought to Frost the next day.

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Ella Mae Williams

DEATH OF MRS. TOM WILLIAMS

Resident of Navarro County Takes Her Own Life

Corsicana, Tex. Jan. 25. - Mrs. Tom Williams of Frost took her own life last night with a pistol. Justice Carroll viewed the body, his verdict being that deceased came to her death by her own hands. Mrs. Williams leaves a husband and six children.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • I think this obit is for Ella Mae Williams, wife of T.H. Williams in Frost Cemetery Her death in the index shows Feb. 24, 1907. This newspaper article was written on Jan. 25, 1907 and said that she died the night before which would have been the 24th. I think she died Jan 24th instead of Feb. 24th. She had three children in the 1900 census plus one that was in the Frost Cem. Her husband has five of them in the 1910 Census.   ... Karen Rost

Odis Elmo Burns
Sep 23, 1906 - Jan 9, 1965

BURNS, Odis E., 1918 Hudspeth. Survived by wife Mrs. Violet M. Burns; son, Charles R. Burns, sisters; Mrs. Alice Phillips, Odessa, Mrs. Emma Ingram, Dallas; brothers, Oscar Burns, Corsicana; Ernest Burns, Corsicana, Faith Burns, Richland; Olan Burns, Dallas. Chapel services 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. L.B. Harris officiating. Graveside and interment services 4 p.m., Hamilton Cemetery, Navarro County.

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John Alan Cole
Sep 3, 1903 - Mar 6, 1972

ARLINGTON - Funeral services for John Alan Cole, 68, of 261 W. Randol Mill Road, a retired hotel and motel operator, will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the First Baptist Church, Streetman, Freestone County.
Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery, near Streetman.

Cole died here Monday.

A native of Navarro County, Cole had been an Arlington resident for 15 years. He was a World War I [
should be WW II] veteran.

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J. A. Cole

Funeral services for John Alan Cole, 68, of 4601 W. Randle Mill Road, Arlington will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman. Interment will be in
Birdston Cemetery near Streetman.

Cole died Monday night. He was a native of Navarro County and a resident of Webb Community in Arlington for 15 years. He was a World War II veteran and retired hotel and motel operator.

He is survived by his widow, a brother, Henry B. Cole of Fairfield, four sisters, Mrs. J. K. Webb of Tyler, Mrs. B. R. Cralty of Tyler, Mrs. A. O. McCrary of Beaumont and Mrs. H. B. Stubbs of Wortham.

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Hardinear Williams
Oct 16, 1901 - May 10, 1923

WOMAN KILLED AS CAR GOES IN DITCH

MRS. HARDINIA WILLIAMS' HEAD PRACTICALLY SEVERED BY WINDSHIELD

CORSICANA, Texas, May 11. - Miss Hardinia Williams, 20 years old, of Cryer Creek settlement, six miles northwest of Corsicana, was instantly killed at 10 o'clock Thursday night when an automobile in which she was returning from Corbet with Alva M. Russell, also of Cryer Creek, went into a ditch, throwing Miss Williams head first through the windshield and practically severing her head.

The accident happened half a mile north of Cryer Creek. Miss Williams was a teacher in the schools at Corbet, Navarro County. Mr. Russell was not seriously hurt.

News of the accident reached Corsicana Friday morning. Miss Williams was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Williams of Cryer Creek settlement.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Walter Griffith, assisted by the Rev. C.A. Bickley, presiding elder of the Corsicana district, and the Rev. I.R. Darwood Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.

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Resolutions of Respect
Miss Hardinear Williams was born October I6th, 1901, and departed this life May 10th, 1923. She was reared by a Christian father and mother. How well they performed this sacred trust let the beautiful life of the daughter attest. The material out of which she was to form religious character was easily molded in this direction. The Blessed Master had sealed the infant lips with the kisses of His love, and the lovely and loving child grew into a noble and unselfish woman.
While, therefore, the people of the community praise her, mourn her, and embalm her memory in their undying affection, this school fondly and gratefully claim her as one of our best beloved.
So, realizing the great loss as we do, we the faculty and student body of Consolidated High School, do adopt the following resolutions:
First: That while bowing in reverent submission to the will of our Heavenly Father, this school deplores the loss of Miss Williams as one of the most earnest and valuable members.
Second: That we tender to this bereaved family our deepest sympathy in their profound grief and the assurance of our constant prayers that the Blessed Savior may give them the consolation of His presence and the comfort of His love.
Third: That a copy of these resolutions be sent to this much bereaved family, and also that they be published in the Corsicana Daily Sun.
Signed,
H.G. CHANDLER. Prln.
MRS AUGUSTA WILLIAMS,
AND SCHOOL



Card of Thanks.
We take this method of expressing our appreciation for the kindness shown us in the sorrow that has come to us, in the tragic death of our daughter and sister. And for the beautiful floral offerings, for every token of love and sympathy. Especially do we appreciate the presence of her pupils.
We pray God's richest blessings upon every one, who has been so kind to us in this our deep sorrow:
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Williams.
Mr. and. Mrs. Guy Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Williams..
Mr. Lee Williams.
Miss May Williams.
Rev. and Mrs. W. T. Boulware.

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YOUNG WOMAN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

YOUNG LADY SCHOOL TEACHER INSTANTLY KILLED WHEN SHE WAS THROWN THRU WINDSHIELD

Miss Hardinia Williams, age about 20 years, daughter of C. O. Williams of the Cryer Creek community, was instantly killed about 10 o’clock Thursday night when an automobile in which she was riding ran into a ditch near Cryer Creek, throwing her through the wind shield and almost severing her head from her body.

Alva M. Russell was driving the car which in some manner got beyond his control and ran into the ditch. The car did not turn over.

Miss Williams was a teacher in the public school at Corbet and was going home at the time of the accident. She taught at Bazette last year and is well known among the members of the profession.

Russell is reported to have been considerably bruised but was not seriously injured.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Walter Griffith assisted by Rev. C. A. Bickley, presiding elder of the Corsicana district, and Rev. I. R. Darwood, and will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in Grange Cemetery

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Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of Miss Hardenia Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Williams, of Cryer Creek, who met a tragic death near her home Thursday night, were interred in the Grange Hall cemetery near Cryer Creek this morning at 10 o’clock, and was attended by an immense throng of sorrowing friends, and there was a profusion of beautiful flowers. Miss Williams was a most lovable and womanly character, intelligent and accomplished in mind, and gentle and refined in manners, and in her short life had endeared herself to hundreds who will cherish her memory through life.

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Harris Terrell Barton
May 31, 1880 - Oct 17, 1899

HARRIS BARTON KILLED - His Life Lost by Accidental Discharge of a Gun While Hunting

Blooming Grove, Tex., Oct. 17. - A sad accident happened two miles east of town this morning, in which Harris Barton, aged about 20, lost his life. Young Barton and his uncle, Fred Barton, about the same age, were going hunting. They had a dog and gun in the buggy with them. As they were near Mr. Idlett's residence the dog jumped from the buggy, and in so doing struck the gun, causing it to fire and the whole load entered young Barton's brain, killing him instantly.

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Mabel Fesmire
abt 1901 - Nov 5, 1914

Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 6. - Miss Mabel Fesmire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fesmire of Angus, aged 13 years, died at the family home in that community last night and the body was interred at the Hamilton Cemetery this afternoon.

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Ella May (Carroll) Crouch
May 1, 1874 - Feb 8, 1957

CORSICANA, Texas - Mrs. May Crouch, 82, of Barry, died in a Corsicana hospital Friday after a long illness.

She was the widow of D.C. Crouch.

Funeral services will be held at the Corley Chapel at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John Braley of Barry and Mrs. Ellene Burleson of Dallas; three sons, Benjamin Crouch and Clovis Crouch, both of Dallas, and Nathan Crouch of Denison; two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Allen of Norman, Okla., and Mrs. Joe Brown of Corsicana; two brothers, Reuben Carroll of Blooming Grove and Amos Carroll of Mullin, Mills county; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Daughter of Benjamin Carroll and Georgia (Stokes) Carroll - wife of Dillard C. Crouch

Michael William "Mike" Howard
Aug. 7, 1859 - Jan 13, 1929

Navarro Dean of Politicians Dies

CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 14. - Mike Howard, 69, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.W. Bridges, in Waco. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church here Tuesday and will be conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Uncle Mike, as he was familiarly known, was a native of Navarro County, having been born at Dresden. He taught school in practically every section of the county and has been in politics for forty-nine years, earning the title "Dean of Politicians." He held several offices including Constable of Precinct No. 5, Dresden; Deputy Sheriff, County Superintendent, County Clerk and District Clerk. He retired on Jan. 1 after serving four years as District Clerk, and went to Waco to make his home with his daughter, wife of the Rev. E.W. Bridges, pastor of St. John's Methodist Church in that city.

A son, Dr. Rex Z. Howard of Fort Worth; his daughter, Mrs. Bridges; a brother, Henry Howard of Navarro County, and a sister, Mrs. William Campbell of Blooming Grove survive.

Active pallbearers will be Judge Hawkins Scarborough, W.M. Taylor, W.L. Pevehouse, Dr. W.H. Dunn, J. M. Tullos and Judge H. S. Melear.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Mrs. William Campbell (sister) is Dora Ann Howard, wife of William Furra Campbell bur at Rose Hill Cem.
  • Son of William Z. Howard & Elizabeth "Betty" (Welch) Howard [bur at Old Melton Cemetery]

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MIKE HOWARD DIED SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER ILLNESS FEW DAYS

VETERAN NAVARRO COUNTY OFFICIAL DIED AT HOME OF DAUGHTER IN WACO

Mike Howard, age 69, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. W. Bridges in Waco, following a short illness with influenza. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church here Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The body will arrive in Corsicana Tuesday morning at 9:25 over the Cotton Belt and will be taken to Sutherland’s funeral parlors.

“Uncle Mike,” as he was familiarly known, was a native of Navarro county, having been born at Dresden. He was perhaps one of the best known men in Navarro county. He taught school in practically every section of the county and has been in politics for 49 years, earning the title “Dean of Politicians.” He held several offices including constable of Precinct No. 5; deputy sheriff, county superintendent, county clerk and district clerk. He retired on January 1, after serving four years as district clerk, and went to Waco to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. W. Bridges, wife of Rev. E. W. Bridges, pastor of St. John’s Methodist church in that city.

In all of his political campaigning he was only defeated once and that was in 1894 when the populists captured the county, his opponent winning by only ten votes. He was admitted to the bar in the 90s but never practiced law.

A son, Dr. Rex Z. Howard of Fr. Worth and a daughter, Mrs. E. W. Bridges survive him.

Active pallbearers will be Judge Hawkins Scarborough, W. M. Taylor, W. L. Pevehouse, Dr. W. H. Dunn, J. M. Tullos, and Judge H. S. Melear.

Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends and the friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 14, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lula Jane (Hood) Howard married Nov. 14, 1888 s/o William Zedrick Howard & Elizabeth “Bettie” (Welch) Howard buried in Dresden cemetery

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DISTRICT JUDGE IS SPEAKER AT HOWARD FUNERAL TUESDAY

District Judge Hawkins Scarborough and Rev. J. Howard Williams pastor of the First Baptist church spoke at the funeral services for Mike Howard, aged 69 years, former well-known school teacher and public office-holder, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Mr. Howard died in Waco Sunday night, following a short illness with influenza. He went out of the district clerk’s office Jan. 1, and had moved to Waco to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. E. W. Bridges. Judge Scarborough a life-long friend of “Uncle Mike” spoke of the life of the deceased.

During the funeral hour, district court was adjourned and the district clerk’s office closed out of respect to the memory of the deceased.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Rex Z. Howard, of Fort Worth, and one daughter, Mrs. E. W. Bridges of Waco.

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John Clinkscales Griffin
Feb 22, 1889 - May 30, 1953


GRIFFIN, John Clinkscales, passed away Saturday. Residence 2411 Hickory. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Gussie Dalio; sons, Hubert C. Griffin, Homer C. Griffin, Dallas; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Dalton, Van, Texas; Mrs. Fannie Bowen, Blooming Grove, Texas; brothers, Robert and Will Griffin, Purdon, Texas; Sam and Lindsley Griffin, Blooming Grove.
Services 10 a.m. Monday, Purdon Texas. Interment Younger Cemetery.
Arrangements Lamar & Smith WO-2146

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Alma Claudia (Ford) McClendon
Oct 4, 1873 - Jan 7, 1929

BLOOMING GROVE, Navarro Co., Texas, Jan. 7. - Mrs. W.E. McClendon, 55, died at her home here. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J.L. Stett officiating. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery at Purdon. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. W.A. Crawford of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Cleman of Purdon; her mother, Mrs. J.A. Ford of Purdon; five brothers, W. L. Ford of Blooming Grove, Jack Ford, Fred Ford, Ben Ford and Carey Ford, all of Purdon.

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Alma Claudia (Ford) McClendon
Oct 4, 1873 - Jan 7, 1929

BLOOMING GROVE WOMAN DIED EARLY MONDAY MORNING

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 7. (Spl.) Mrs. W. E. McClendon, aged 55 years, died at her home here early 55 years, died at her home here early Monday morning and funeral services were conducted at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon in the Presbyterian church with Rev. J. L. Stell officiating. Burial was in the
Younger Cemetery at Purdon.

Mrs. McClendon had lived in Navarro county, 34 years and in Blooming Grove 7 years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Crawford, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Cleman Davis, Purdon; Mrs. Peck Wilson, Purdon; her mother, Mrs. J. A. Ford, Purdon; five brothers, W. L. Ford, Blooming Grove; Jack Ford, Fred Ford, Ben Ford and Carey Ford, all of Purdon, and other relatives.

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William Hogan Walters
Nov 16, 1896 – Dec 7, 1929 

Blooming Grove Man Was Buried Sunday

The body of W. H. Walters, aged 29 years, resident of the Blooming Grove community, who died in the Navarro county hospital Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock after a long illness was sent to Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home where interment was made Sunday.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Walters, and other relatives.

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W.H. Walters Dies

CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 7. - W.H. Walters, 29, resident of the Blooming Grove community, died at the Navarro County Hospital Saturday.
Surviving are his wife and other relatives.

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BLOOMING GROVE RESIDENT DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

W. H. Walters, aged about 29 years, resident of the Blooming Grove community, died at the Navarro County Hospital Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock following a lingering illness and the funeral will be held some time Sunday at Blooming Grove, but details for the funeral had not been arranged shortly after noon Saturday.

Surviving are his wife and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by Corley- McMahon Funeral Home.

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Jesse Gilbert Green
July 29, 1845 - Oct. 22, 1914

Blooming Grove, Navarro Col, Texas, Oct 23. - Jessie Green, a pioneer citizen, died Thursday morning at his residence four miles northwest of Blooming Grove.

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Amner Lucille (McCormick) George
Oct 13, 1880 - Jan 4, 1919

Mrs. Lucille George, 37 years old, wife of Robert George of Blooming Grove, died yesterday in a Dallas sanitarium. She is survived by her husband, four brothers and two sisters. One of her sisters, Mrs. Joe B. Germany, resides in Dallas. The body was taken to Blooming Grove for burial.

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DIED IN DALLAS

Wife of Prominent Blooming Grove Citizen Dies Following Operation

Mrs. Lucile McCormick George, wife of Robert D. George of Blooming Grove and sister of L.E. McCormick of Corsicana, died in the Baptist Sanitarium at Dallas this morning at 1:45 following an illness of three weeks and after four operations had been performed. Mrs. George was a member of the Christian Church and had been for a number of years. She will be buried at Blooming Grove tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Mrs. George was thirty-seven years of age and prior to her marriage made her home in Corsicana with her brother. She was popular with all who knew her and her influence as a member of the church was acknowledged by its membership.

Three sisters survive her, viz.; Mrs. Helen Jacobs Smart of Arkansas, Mrs. Joe B. Germany of Dallas and Mrs. Lizinka Lilby of Tennessee. She also leaves four brothers as follows; L.E. McCormick of Corsicana, W.W. McCormick of Cuero, J.B. McCormick of Denton, Ga., and R.E. McCormick of Hamlin.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Jan 4, 1919
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

David Frazier Spivey Sr.
Oct 7, 1849 - Jan 12, 1918

SPIVEY, - Blooming Grove, Texas, Jan. 12. - D.F. Spivey died here today. He was 69 years old and had lived in Navarro County since 1856. Interment will be at Dresden Sunday.

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WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DEAD.
Had Been A Resident Of Navarro County Sixty Years
D. F. Spivey, aged sixty-nine years and a resident of this county nearly all his life, died in Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon of pneumonia after only a few days illness. The remains were interred there yesterday afternoon with Rev. J. W. Stephens, of Corsicana, officiating at the home, and the Masons having charge of the services at the grave. During his long residence in this county the deceased had been an active citizen, and up to the day he was taken sick he was foremost in any thing for the good of his community. He served on the last grand jury, and only a few days before he was taken sick was in East Texas to survey a piece of land. In boyhood he clerked in a store in Corsicana, and after he reached manhood he was a surveyor, farmer and stockman.
Surviving the deceased is his widow and six daughters, Mrs. J. W. Stokes of Memphis, Texas; Mrs. J. H. Brooks and Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald, Of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Will S. Knight of Corsicana; Mrs. R. B. L. Marshall of Shreveport, La.; and Miss Maureta Spivey, of Blooming Grove; Frank Spivey of Clay County, is a brother and J. W. Spivey of Blooming grove is a nephew.
In all respects the deceased was a good and useful citizen and the world was benefitted by his life of usefulness.

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Freda Lue Cumpston 
abt 1913 - Oct 1916
and
Willie Ray Bacon
Aug 26, 1908 - Oct 11, 1916

Infantile Paralysis at Blooming Grove

Corsicana, Texas, Oct 14. -On Tuesday of last week, the 3 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cumpston died in Blooming Grove of infantile paralysis, and Thursday, the 8 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Bacon of the same place died of that disease after only a few days' illness.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • THIS CHILD IS LISTED AS SON IN THE INDEX - FOR SOME REASON, SHE IS NOT IN THE 1900 CENSUS WITH THE FAMILY- COULD NOT FIND THE CHILD FOR FRED CUMPSTON
  • Willie Ray Bacon at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
  • Freda Lue Cumpston at White Church Cemetery; Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX [No Marker]

John R. Bryant
Aug 19, 1860 - Sep 30, 1915

BLOOMING GROVE MAN DEAD
J. R. Bryant, News Correspondent, Will Be Buried Today

Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., Texas, Sept. 30. - J. R. Bryant, a well-known business man of this place, died this morning. He was 55 years old and had represented The Dallas News as correspondent for several years. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

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Well Known Citizen Passes Away After Long Illness J. R. Bryant, aged 53 years, died at his home in Blooming Grove this morning of Bright's disease after a long illness, and the funeral will take place tomorrow morning. Interment in Blooming Grove. The deceased had been a resident of this county for many years, living all of the time in Blooming Grove, except one or two years. He was engaged in the insurance business, and was a man of fine character, and intelligence. He was a devoted member of the Baptist church and took a deep interest in religious and moral affairs The widow, but. no children, survives.

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Ellen V Cumpston
Mar 17, 1886 - Mar 12, 1907

Young Woman Fatally Burned

Blooming Grove, Tex., March 1. - Miss Ellen Cumpston, who resides with her father near town, was severely burned this morning while starting a fire. She is not expected to recover.

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Robert Lee Ballew
Jan 29, 1902 - Jun 19, 1955

BALLEW Robert Lee, passed away Sunday at residence in Frost, Texas.
Survived by wife, Mrs. Edna Ballew; son, Robert Lynn; daughters, Leah and Elizabeth; mother, Mrs. Pearl Ballew; brothers, Harvey and E.B.; sisters, Mrs. Ola Kornegay, Mrs. Maudy Price, Mrs. Essay Ray Lawrence, Mrs. Ruth Reed, Mrs. Lucille Caffey. Services 3 p.m. Monday at Frost Baptist Church. Rev. C.C. Ellis officiating. Interment, Emmett Texas.
DUDLEY M. HUGHES FUNERAL HOME 400 E. Jefferson WO-5134

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Lee Ballew Dies 0f Heart Attack; Rites At Frost
Funeral services for Lee Ballew S3, supervisor here for the American National Insurance Company for a number of years, were held from the Frost Baptist church Monday at 3 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor Burial was In the Emmett cemetery Ballew. a resident of Frost, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital here Sunday afternoon after being stricken with a heart attack at Emmett shortly after noon.
A native of Emmett, Ballew and his family had gone to the Emmett Baptist church for Sunday School and church and had lunch with
relatives.
Members of I he family said that he had visited a bridge under construction after lunch and was stricken near the family home as he
returned.
Ballew was engaged in the barber business for many years before entering the Insurance field. He resided at Frost and commuted to Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, three children, Leah, Robert Lynn and Elizabeth Ann Ballew, all of Frost; mother, Mrs. G. B. Ballew, Emmett; two brothers, E. B. Ballew, Tehuaeana, and Harvey Ballew, school superintendent at Lampasas; five sisters, Mrs. J. C. Kornegay, McKinney; Mrs. L. N. Price, Montalba; Mrs. F. H. Lawrence, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Dan Read, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. D. Caffy, Emmett, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were: J. W. Denny, Athens; R. E. Nutt; J. R. Goodman, Frost; B. V. Hatlcy; T. C. Griffin, Kerens; R. M. Johnston;
A. B. Long, Athens; H. R. Langridge; B. B. Watson; C. D. Forteon; Bob Bevins; C. E. Keathley and W. B. McAlester, all connected with the Insurance office here.

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BALLEW
Robert Lee, passed away Sunday at residence in Frost, Texas. Survived by wife, Mrs. Edna Ballew; son Robert Lynn; daughters, Leah and Elizabeth; mother, Mrs. Pearl Ballew; brothers, Harvey and E. B.; sisters, Mrs. Ola Kornegay, Mrs. Maudy Price, Mrs. Essay Ray Lawrence, Mrs. Ruth Reed, Mrs. Lucille Caffey. Services 3 p.m. Monday at Frost Baptist Church, Rev. C. C. Ellis officiating. Interment, Emmett, Texas
DUDLEY M. HUGHES FUNERAL HOME - 400 E. Jefferson, WO-5134

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Mary Delle (Bills) Moore
Dec 18, 1877 - Mar 9, 1962

Death Takes Mother Of Corsicana Editor

CORSICANA, Texas - Mrs. W.P. Moore, 84, member of a prominent Navarro County family, died Thursday in a Waxahachie rest home.

She was the mother of Paul Moore, managing editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun. She was a native of Emmett and lived at Frost, near here, until 1941. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include two other sons, Ben H. Moore of Houston and R.B. Moore of Pasadena, Texas; two daughters, Miss Mayme Moore, Corsicana High School teacher, and Mrs. W.R. Carmichael of Huntsville; a sister, Mrs. I.L. Moore of Mustang, Denton County; and a brother, L.G. Bells of Loving.

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Mrs. Moore, 84,
Dies Thursday; Rites Friday
Mrs. Mary D. Moore, 84, of Frost, widow of the late W. P. Moore, died shortly before noon Thursday in the Renfro Rest Home in Waxahachie after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Friday at 4 p.m., conducted by the Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor and the Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Church, Corsicana.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.
Surviving are three sons, Paul Moore, Managing Editor of the Corsicana Sun; Ben H. Moore, and R. B. (Buster) Moore, Pasadena; two daughters Miss Mayme Moore, Corsicana Senior High teacher; and Mrs. W. R. Carmichael, Huntsville; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a brother, L. G. Bills of Loving, Young County; a sister, Mrs. I. L. Moore, of Mustang, Denton County, and other relatives.
She was born at Emmett in Navarro County, December 18, 1877, and resided there until 1917 when she and her family moved to Hubbard. They returned to Emmett in 1937 and four years later moved to Frost.
Mrs. Moore was a member of the Frost Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Emmett cemetery.

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Mollie (Periman) Howell
Dec. 21, 1869 - Feb. 17, 1959

Mrs. Mollie Howell, 89, a Dallas resident for the last 25 years, died in her home, 2115 Sutter, Tuesday after a long illness.

A native of Missouri, she had lived much of her adult life in Navarro County. She was a member of the Tyler Street Methodist Church.

Mrs. Howell is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John M. Robinson, Mrs. D.A. McCallum, Mrs. R.D. Byrom and Miss Jane Elizabeth Howell, all of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. O.R. Sellers of Midlothian and Mrs. Blanche Harrison of Ontario, Calif.; a brother, Edgar Periman of Beaumont; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at the First Methodist Church in Frost, Navarro County, with burial in Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Rebecca Alethea (Jenkins) Rice
Jan. 27, 1853 - Feb. 26, 1928

FROST, Navarro Co., Texas, Feb. 27 - Mrs. Rebecca Elphia Rice, 75, wife of the late T.B. Rice, was found dead in bed at her home here Sunday. Paralysis is thought to have caused her death. She is survived by five children, Mrs. Lula Kelton of Dallas, Mrs. Bessie McClure of Tennessee, Claud Rice of Malone, Leonard Rice of Venus and Miss Imy Rice of Frost. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the home by the Rev. Obie Nelson of Wortham and the Rev. N.L. Bange, Baptist minister of this city.

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Joseph Edward Bowman
1853 - 1939

Prominent Farmer Of Navarro County Dies at Richardson

Joseph Edward Bowman, 86, who died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.A. Worsham in Richardson, was a senior deacon and charter member of the Baptist Church in Frost, Navarro County, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. W.O Barnett of Dallas officiating.

Mr. Bowman was born in Boonville, Mo., and came to Yoakum, as a young man, later moving to Frost, where he became one of the leading cotton farmers of Navarro County. In addition to Mrs. Worsham he is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. G.M. Patterson, Dallas; Mrs. A.B. Clary, Orange, Calif.; Miss Ollie Bowman, Dallas, and Mrs. V. Cummins, Memphis Tenn. His six grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Leonard Ray Stockard
Dec 20, 1910 - Aug 20, 1963

CORSICANA, Texas - Services for Leonard R. Stockard, 52, Corsicana, brother of Gwen Stockard of Dallas, were held Wednesday from the Frost Baptist Church. He died Tuesday.

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Leonard Ray Stockard

L. R. Stockard Dies Tuesday Of Heart Attack
Leonard R. Stockard, 52, of 1608 Maplewood, died of a heart attack on his father's farm in the Frost area Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C Ellis, pastor.

Stockard was a native of Frost.

He and his father were looking over tractors, it was stated when the seizure occurred.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Stockard, Corsicana, fifth grade teacher in the Sam Houston elementary school; a son, Tommy Stockard, Houston, a stepson, Don Harvey, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Deana Person and Miss Jerry Lee Stockard, both of Houston; four grandchildren, parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stockard, Frost; a brother, Gwen Stockard, Dallas; a sister. Mrs. Undine Ratliff, Llano, and other relatives.

McCormick directs.

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Freeman Edmond Dickson 
Sep 13, 1867 - Aug 13, 1956

CORSICANA, Texas. - Freeman Edmond Dickson, 88, retired farmer, merchant and city marshal of Frost, died Monday.

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Former Officer Of Frost Dies
FROST, Aug. 13—Freeman Edmond Dickson, 88, retired farmer, merchant and former city marshal, died early Monday. A native of Georgia, he had resided here since four years of age.

Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist Church Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. The Masons will have charge of graveside rites and will provide the pallbearers. He also was a longtime member of the WOW lodge.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; four sons, Hubert Dickson, Canton; Otis Dickson, Frost; Opal Dickson, Las Cruces, N. M., and Freeman Dickson, Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters Mrs. Ruby Johnson and Mrs. Margaret Martin, both of Dallas, and four grandchildren.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Ada Olevia (Neese) Periman
Jul 6, 1873 - Apr 8, 1952

Mrs. R.L. Periman Services Planned

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Frost, Navarro County, for Mrs. R.L. Periman of Mertens, Hill County, mother of five Dallas County men. She died in a Corsicana hospital.

She was eighty years old. Survivors are five sons, Cecil P. Periman and R.P. Periman Jr., both of Dallas; J.E. Periman and W.H. Periman, both of Lancaster, and Boyce Periman, Wilmer; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Henry Columbus "Jack" Cray
Aug 21, 1893 - Nov 11, 1970

ENNIS, Texas - Funeral services for H.C. (Jack) Cray, 77, will be held in the Keever Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday. Cray died Wednesday in (blank).

He was a native of Frost, Navarro County, and had lived in Ennis since 1952. He retired in 1967 as superintendent of the Planters Cotton Oil Co. He was a member of the Avenue Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge No. 502 of Mineola, Scottish Rite and Hella Temple Shrine in Dallas.

Survivors: wife, of Ennis; a brother, C.T. Cray, Waco, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Aston of Arlington.

Burial will be in the City Cemetery at Frost.

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Ollie (Spencer) Carroll
Jan 17, 1889 - Apr 4, 1960

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Mrs. Ollie Carroll, 71, who moved here last year from Mullin, Mills County, died unexpedtedly Monday at her home.

A.native of Frost, Navarro County, she was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include one son, Lloyd Carroll of Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Hewitt of Grand Prairie, Mrs. Clem Mitchell and Mrs. Johnny Hobbs of Frost, Mrs. Van Mills of North Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Merle Murray of Chicago; three brothers, George Spencer of Teague, Eugene Spencer of Groesbeck, Limestone County, and Roy Spencer of Blooming Grove, Navarro County.

Funeral arrangements were pending Monday night at the Moore Funeral Home here.

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Knox Doyle
Dec 5, 1887 - May 1, 1956

Funeral services for Knox Doyle, who died Tuesday in his home at 2002 Michigan Avenue, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the First Methodist Church of Frost, Navarro County.

He had been ill a year.

Born in 1887 in Sweet Springs, Mo., Doyle came to Dallas in 1917. He was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank for several years, then by Ernst & Ernst, an accounting firm. He helped organize the accounting firm of Bell, Collier and Doyle in 1925.

During the 10 years before his illness, he did private accounting and income tax consulting.

He was a member of the Men's Bible Class at Oak Cliff Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nannie Doyle; two daughters, Mrs. Ben H. Griffin of Frost and Mrs. J. N. Polk Jr. of Caracas, Venezuela, and two grandsons.

The Rev. High Riley will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

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Willie Eunice (Lemmons) York
Jan 16, 1891 - Mar 11, 1961

Mrs. John Sims York, 72, of 4614 Balfour, a Dallas resident for 18 years, died Saturday at her home after a short illness.

Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Lewis Johnson and Mrs. Gene White of Dallas, Mrs. L.F. Holland and Mrs. Eugene Tucker of Irving, and Mrs. A.C. Smith of Frost, Navarro County; four sons, John H. York, Alton L. York and Bill J. York of Dallas, and Paul E. York of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. R.L. Bell of Corsicana; two half-brothers, John Lemmons of California and George Lemmons of San Antonio, 28 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church in Frost. The Rev. Jimmy Burton and the Rev. C.C. Ellis will officiate. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Youk's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" (King) Roberson
Dec 19, 1872 - Sep 28, 1950

CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 30. - Mrs. Mollie Elizabeth Roberson, 77, of Frost, died in a hospital here Thursday. Surviving are four sons, Dudley Roberson, Frost; Thomas Roberson, Waxahachie; Wiley Roberson, Waco, and Hub Roberson, Alabama; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

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Darrell Dean Harrington, Sr.
Dec 14, 1931 - Nov 5, 1965

Funeral services for Darrell Dean Harrington, 34, of 106 Cambell in DeSoto, a journeyman cable splicer for Dallas Power and Light Co., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Frost Cemetery at Frost, Navarro County.

Mr. Harrington was fatally shocked Friday while working on a power pole at R. L. Thornton Freeway and Jim Miller Road.

A native of Brandon, Hill County, he had worked for DP&L for 13 years.

Survivors: Wife, two sons, Darrell Dean Harrington Jr. and Douglas Ray Harrington of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Lee Harrington of Frost, and a brother, Donald Lee Harrington of Richardson.

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Johnnie Bell Keathley
Jan 1, 1888 - Apr 2, 1895

KILLED BY A SPLINTER

Frost, Navarro Co., Tex., April 2 - The little son of J. H. Keathley died this evening. Cause, running a pine splinter in the foot about a week ago.

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Estill Drue "Ditt" McCormick, Judge
Nov 7, 1908 - Dec 11, 1971

Publisher Dies at 63

BLOOMING GROVE, Texas - E.D. (Ditt) McCormick, 63, editor and publisher of the Blooming Grove Times and the Frost Enterprise for 10 years, died Saturday in Corsicana.

A lifelong resident of Blooming Grove and Frost, both in Navarro County, McCormick was a former county judge, former mayor of Frost and past president of the North and East Texas County Judge and Commissioners Association.

He formerly owned the McCormick Funeral Service in Blooming Grove and Frost. McCormick had attended Baylor University and Baylor Law School.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCormick Funeral Chapel here. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Blooming Grove Publisher Dies

E.D. "Ditt" McCormick, 63, owner, editor and publisher of the Blooming Grove Times and Frost Enterprise and former county judge, died Saturday at 7 a.m. in Memorial Hospital. He became ill Friday evening at his home in Blooming Grove and was admitted to the hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Officiating will be the Rev. Mike Wilson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Frost of which he was a member, and the Rev. Paul Rone, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove.

A native Navarro Countian, he was born Nov. 7, 1908 in Blooming Grove and had been a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove and Frost, where he was mayor in 1933.

He was married Jan. 1, 1930, to the former Beatrice Robinson.

Until 1964, he had been associated with McCormick Funeral Service of Blooming Grove and Frost, enterprises owned by the McCormick family since 1914.

McCormick was elected judge of Navarro County in 1940 and resigned the judgeship in 1944 to enter the Army, serving in the Medical Corps until 1947. County Commissioners Court appointed his wife to finish his unexpired term when he volunteered for military service.

After 1947, he returned to the military in the Graves Registration Section, serving in the Phillippines, New Guinea and Okinawa until 1951.

He acquired the weekly newspapers in Blooming Grove and Frost in 1965 and had operated them in association with his wife up to his death.

A graduate of Blooming Grove High School, he attended Baylor University Law School. He was a past president of the North and East Texas county Judges and Commissioners Association and a member of the Eat Texas Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his widow; five daughters, Mrs. W.E. Cartwright of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Jim Bob McGraw of Frost; Mrs. Quinn Brackett of Lubbock; Mrs. Adelaide Anderson of Dallas; and Mrs. Alvie O'Neal of Plano; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, R. Bruce McCormick of Blooming Grove and M.D. McCormick of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Rubine Borchers of Schulenberg and Mrs. Louise Ramsey of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be W.M. Crawford, Noble Downey, Stanford Dugan, D.W. Springer, Bob McCormick and Hank Ramsey.

Former Daily Sun Editor Paul Moore, who had known McCormick since childhood, commented that "Ditt McCormick was a real booster. He was behind everything that was good for his area and Navarro County. He was for the home town of Frost and Blooming Grove first, last and always, and had always been a booster.

"He worked tremendously for Frost as mayor in the 1930's and was a good county judge."

Another friend, Drew Gillen, described McCormick as a "a very resourceful man".

"He is one that will surely be missed in our community," Gillen said.

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John William Pevehouse
Nov 9, 1859 - Oct 17, 1946

CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 17. - Will Pevehouse, 89, of Frost Route 1, died in a Corsicana hospital. He fell at his farm Saturday, breaking a hip for the second time. Funeral rites will probably be held at Blooming Grove Friday. Surviving are a son, a daughter and several grandchildren. Pevehouse was a native of Navarro County.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
  • Census
    1900 Navarro Co. TX ED 106 Sheet 21b (DOB for J.W. Nov 1860)
    1920 Navarro Co. TX ED 160 Sheet 7a (age 61)

 

FUNERAL RITES FOR WILL PEVEHOUSE ARE SCHEDULED SATURDAY
Will Pevehouse, aged 89 years, Frost, Route 1, life-long Navarro county resident, died at the P. and S Hospital Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock. He fell at his farm near old Cross Roads, south of Frost, Saturday, breaking a hip for the second time.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Saturday, 10 a.m., with interment in the Rose Hill cemetery.
Pevehouse was born a short distance north of Dresden the son of David Pevehouse, who settled at Dresden in 1840 during the Texas Republic and for whom a
survey is named in Navarro county.
Surviving are a son, J. R. Pevehouse, Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. George B. Combs, Inglewood, Colo., who is seriously ill in a Denver, Colo., hospital; five
grandchildren, Billy Pevehouse, Phoenix, Ariz.; Gene Pevehouse, Seguin; Mrs. Preston Talley, Seguin; Arkell McLaughlin, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Wright, Fort
Worth, and other relatives, including nephews, Doyle Pevehouse city attorney of Corsicana, and Clarence Pevehouse.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Jessie Dee Fitzgerald, Sr.
Apr 10, 1888 - Aug 7, 1951

J.D. Fitzgerald Dies At Home in Corsicana

CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 9. - J.D. Fitzgerald, 62, concession stand operator at the courthouse here, died at his home following a few hours'
illness. Funeral services were held from the First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove Thursday.

Fitzgerald had operated the concession stand eight years. He formerly was in the cafe business at Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Thomas Fitzgerald with the United States Army in Korea; three daughters, Mrs. James Brown of Frost, Mrs. Buster Bays of Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Johnny Etheredge of Dallas; a brother, Lee Fitzgerald of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Bettie Woodward of Fort Worth, Mrs. H.M. Sheppard of Kilgore and Mrs. Sam Cook of Dallas; a half brother, Jim Sheppard of West Texas; two half sisters, Mrs. Alice Blackmond of Dallas and Mrs. Frances Neel of Frost, and six grandchildren.

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J. D. Fitzgerald Dies Last Night

J. D. Fitzgerald, 62, concession stand operator at the courthouse for eight years, died at the family residence, 215 West Second avenue, early Tuesday night following a few hours’ illness.

A native of Blooming Grove, Fitzgerald resided in West Navarro county most of his life. He operated a café at Blooming Grove prior to moving to Corsicana.

Fitzgerald was at his stand Tuesday morning, and complained of not feeling well. He did not return to the courthouse during the afternoon, it was stated, and called a physician.

He was a member of the Blooming Grove Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church at 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, and Rev. Roy L. Felder, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; , a son, Thomas Fitzgerald with the United States Army in Korea; three daughters, Mrs. James Brown of Frost, Mrs. Buster Bays of Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Johnny Etheredge of Dallas; a brother, Lee Fitzgerald of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Bettie Woodward of Fort Worth, Mrs. H.M. Sheppard of Kilgore and Mrs. Sam Cook of Dallas; a half brother, Jim Sheppard of West Texas; two half sisters, Mrs. Alice Blackmond of Dallas and Mrs. Frances Neel of Frost, and six grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Drew Gillen, Arnold Armstrong, R. S. Daniel, E. Y. Cunningham, Jack Megarity and Fred Copland.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Helen Luella (Riggs) Kirby
Jun 12, 1912 - May 7, 1997

Helen L. Kirby, 84, of Corsicana died May 7 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with B.F.
Risinger officiating. Burial will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Mrs. Kirby was born June 12, 1912, in Rockdale. She was the owner of Fireside Gift Shop in Corsicana.

She is survived by her daughter, Annette Kirby of Corsicana; sisters:
Bonnie and Al Strzinek of Desoto, Anna Lee and J.B.Slone of Corsicana, Bobbie Swinford of Duncanville and Pat Robinson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kirby is preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Bill Kirby

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Wanda L. (Williamson) Johnson
Feb 7, 1931 - May 6, 1998

Wanda L. Johnson, 67, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in Corsicana.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Bill Honea of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Kaufman County on Feb. 7, 1931.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Clyde Johnson of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Karen Johnson of Irving, Jeffrey and Cathy Johnson of Corsicana, David and Jennifer Johnson of Corsicana; grandson, Justin Williams of Corsicana; granddaughters, Jennifer Johnson of St. Peters, Mo., Tara Johnson of Midland, Ashley Jones of Irving, Jordan Johnson of Corsicana, Kasey Johnson of Navarro; sisters, Vernon Mae Burke of San Francisco, Calif., Valencia Joyce Williams of Greenville, Bobbie Franklin of Greenville; brother, Roderick Williamson of DeSoto; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her father, Elbridge Vernon Williamson; mother, Lillie Mae Arnold Williamson; and sister, Jessie Ruth Trammel.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Addie Mae (Harrison) Love
Feb 2, 1907 - Aug 8, 1976

Graveside services for Mrs. Addie Mae Love, 69, of 3526 Lafayette St., a 60-year Dallas resident, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Brushie Prairie Cemetery at Frost, Navarro County.

She died Sunday in her home.

She is survived by a son, Simon Alexander, and 14 grandchildren.

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Cornelius Charlie Carroll
Dec 8, 1911 - May 7, 1997

Cornelius Charlie Carroll, 85, of Corsicana died May 7 in Silver City.

Services are to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Carroll was born December 8, 1911.

Mr. Carroll is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Carroll of Corsicana; and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Erwin McGraw.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Pearl Louisa (Melton) Mobley
Dec 26, 1879 - Sep 4, 1970

FUNERAL FOR MRS. MOBLEY SUNDAY P.M.

Mrs. Pearl Mobley, 90 year old native of Dresden, died in Amarillo Friday night. She had been ill only two weeks.

Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Hedley, Texas United Methodist Church. Interment was in Rowe Cemetery.

Mrs. Mobley was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.E. (Bud) Melton, and went to school at the old Dresden School. Following her husband's death she moved with her daughter, Jewel, to Hedley where the daughter taught school. The two later moved to Emmett where Jewel taught for some time. Thirty two years ago Mrs. Mobley moved to Amarillo where she had since made her home.

She is survived by two sons, W. E. Mobley of Amarillo and Hersey Mobley of Hedley; two daughters, Mrs. Jewel Whitney of Amarillo and Mrs. Ruby Blades of Hartley; three brothers, Grover Melton and Ben Melton, both of Dresden, and John Melton of Amarillo; 6 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Attending the funeral from this area were Mrs. Ben Melton (Mr. Melton was ill), Mrs. Helen Melton Farish, Grover Melton, Dean Melton, Grover Steward Melton of Irving, Mrs. Lorene McCullock of Corsicana, and Mr.
and Mrs. Darrell Sanders of Bynum.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Daughter of Jeremiah Ethan "Jerry Bud" Melton & Louisa Gorden (Clough) Melton, bur at Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

Doyle Lyndon West
Aug. 12, 1910 - May 7, 1997

Doyle Lyndon West, 86, died May 7 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born in Corsicana, August 12, 1910 to James Cleveland (J.C.) West and Cadda Marie Tinkle West. He married Doris Newton West on January 8, 1933. Doris passed away March 29, 1995. Doyle worked for the Texas Highway Department as a young man and later for his father at the City Book Store, where he was a professional photographer. He was graduated by Corsicana High School with honors and attended Rice University. He acquired his pilot's license with instructor's rating, was past president of Wolf Brand Inc. and co-owner of KAND. He was Junior Warden at St. John's Episcopal Church, Corsicana for many years.
He served on the Corsicana School Board and on the Board of the Salvation Army. He retired to Oxford, England in 1960, where he was treasurer of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. He was director of Celestial Research of Pasadena, California and an honorary member of the Convent of St. John the Baptist in New Jersey.

Doyle had an engineer's mind. He loved books, gadgets and enjoyed exploring and explaining how things worked. In an age of specialists he considered himself a Generalist.

Survivors include his children, Conan Doyle West of Dallas, Patricia West Hays of Beaumont and Jay Conrad West and his wife Lynn Loeffler West of Blanco; his grandchildren, Chrystal Hays, Susan Hays, Paul Hays, Kelly Loeffler West, and Kate Loeffler West. Other survivors include his brother James T. West, three nieces and a host of lifelong friends.

A memorial service for family members and friends will be held at St.
John's Episcopal Church, Saturday, May 31, at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. John's, the Salvation Army or the Humane Society Animal Shelter in Corsicana.

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Froncell Dawson
died May 4, 1997

Froncell (Bopeep) Dawson, the oldest son of 12 children, was born in Sweetwater, Texas, but grew up in Corsicana, Texas. His parents were Will and Lottie Dawson. He received his formal education in the public schools of Corsicana. He was employed by the Mayflower company for over 40 years until his retirement. He lived in Tyler for many years.

Mr. Dawson leaves to mourn his wife, Catherine; three daughters, Sandra K. Bell and Virginia Ann Dawson of Tyler and Cathy Johnson of Dallas; four sisters, Viola Ellis, Margaret Dunkins both of Dallas, Cora Lee White of Trenton, New Jersey and Emma Yeldell of Fort Worth; a brother, Roland J. Dunkins of Dallas; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He departed this life on Sunday morning May 4. Services will be held today at 2 in the funeral home chapel.

Arrangements by Sterling Funeral Home, 302 N. Ross Ave., Tyler.

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