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Eric Morgan Pawlowski
Mar 8, 1966 - Sep 29, 2008

Eric Morgan Pawlowski
Eric Morgan Pawlowski, 42, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born on March 8, 1966, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He graduated from Mildred High School in 1985.Mr. Pawlowski was cremated and no services are planned at this time. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Pawlowski of South Haven, Miss.; daughter, Valerie Pawlowski of South Haven, Miss.; son, Cody Pawlowski of South Haven, Miss.; father, Walter Pawlowski of Corsicana; mother, Alice Pawlowski of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Wally and Ginger Pawlowski; and nieces, Kate and Lily Pawlowski. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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E. P. “Bill” Sparks
abt 1917 - Sep 15, 2008

E.P. “Bill” Sparks, 91, of Farmers Branch passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, in Plano. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Russell Reed officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Opal Lorean (Bates) Conger-Bobbitt
Apr 24, 1910 - Sep 16, 2008

Opal Bobbitt, 98, of Weatherford passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at Weatherford Health Care Center. Services are pending with Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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  • Kerens Cemetery
  • 1st husband Eldred Davis Conger married Jul. 22, 1931 (Buried in Long Prairie cemetery, Kerens, Tx. 2nd husband Homer Luther Bobbitt d/o William Pinkney Bates and Susan Augusta “Susie/Gussie” (Gilliam) Bates

Billie D. (Darden) Branch
Apr 13, 1923 - Sep 30, 2008

Billie D. Darden Branch
Billie D. (Darden) Branch, 85, a resident of Mansfield for three years, formerly of Irving for 30 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. She was born April 13, 1923, to George B. and Sarah Fraley Darden. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Branch, son James Platt, and brother Dan Darden. Survivors include son, Wayne and wife Dena Schidler of Mesquite; daughter, Gloria Platt of Denton; stepson, Christopher and wife Denise Branch of Washington; brother, George M. Darden of Chandler; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 606 W. Airport Frwy., Irving. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bar Cross Ranch Cowboy Church, 12001 E. FM 917, Alvarado, where she was a member. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Younger Cemetery in Silver City. Memorials may be made to Bar Cross Ranch Cowboy Church, 12001 E. FM 917, Alvarado, TX 76009.Arrangements by Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, Irving.

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Elijah William "Lige" Armstrong
Sep 15, 1882 - Jan 14, 1977

Services Held For Emhouse Resident, Lige Armstrong, 94

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 16, for Lige W. Armstrong 94, a native of Emhouse who died Friday, Jan 14.

Officiating at the service were Dr. Don Pike, district superintendent of the Waxahachie District of the United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Emhouse.

Burial followed in Cryer Creek Cemetery. Masonic graveside services were conducted by the Blooming Grove Lodge No. 497.

A retired rancher and farmer, Armstrong was the oldest living graduate of the Blooming Grove School at the time of his death. He was honored by the Blooming Grove Ex-Students Association in 1975. He was a member of the Emhouse Wesley United Methodist Church ad the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Stokes Armstrong, and Charlie Joe Armstrong, both of Emhouse; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Shows of Emhouse; one brother, Sol Armstrong of Blooming Grove; and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Stokes of Corsicana, seven grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby Armstrong, W. J. Armstrong, Bobby Don Thomas, Mackie McKennon, David Shows and Wayne Morgan.

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Dustin Wayne Brown
Feb 13, 1977 - Feb 13, 1977

Brown Baby Funeral Services Held

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 15 for Dustin Wayne Brown, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brown of Frost. The Rev. James Aldridge, Frost Baptist Church pastor, officiated, with burial in Frost Cemetery. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Other survivors include his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Goodloe of Frost, and Mr. and Mrs. George B. Brown of Fort Worth.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 16, 1977
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  • This obit is in the 1977 paper so the dates must be wrong in the index and in the cemetery book

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D. W. Brown
FROST - Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday for Dustin Wayne Brown, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brown of Frost.
He died in Hubbard Hospital Sunday afternoon.
The Rev. James Aldridge, Frost Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, with burial following at Frost Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.
Other survivors include his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Goodloe of Frost and Mr. and Mrs. George B. Brown of Fort Worth.

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Robert Lee Helton
Feb 6, 1876 - Feb 21, 1977

"Bob" Helton, 101, Former Resident Of Frost, Dies

Funeral services for Robert Lee "Bob" Helton, 101, were held Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Frost United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Frost Cemetery.

A resident of Irene and Frost for many years, Helton was a retired farmer who had been living in Hillsboro for the past 2 years. He died early Monday, Feb. 21, in Hillsboro.

Survivors include 7 sons, Hubert Helton and Charlie Helton, both of Hillsboro, Barney Helton of Waxahachie, Bill Helton of Burleson, Rob Helton of Fort Worth, Hughey Helton of Irene, and Harold Helton of Richardson; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Walter Vest of Frost and Jackie Helton of Irene are grandsons.

Helton was preceded in death by his wife, Lora; a daughter, Mary Lee Vest; and a son, Aldine Helton.

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Mabel Claire Mabry
Feb 13, 1902 - Feb 19, 1977

Funeral Services Held Monday For Former Resident, Mable Mabry

Funeral services for Miss Mable Mabry of Corsicana who died Saturday in a Fort Worth hospital were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Corley Chapel in Corsicana with burial at Dresden Cemetery.

Miss Mabry was a native of Blooming Grove and a retired school teacher having taught at Travis Elementary School, Drane Junior High and Collins Junior High.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis F. Pitts of Blooming Grove, and a number of cousins.

The family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pallbearers were R.W. George, Jr., Derward George, Dr. J.H. Barnebee, Dr. Bernard Rosen, Ed M. Polk, Conan West and Wade Blackford.

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Mable Mabry

Funeral services for Miss Mabel C. Mabry of Corsicana who died Saturday in a Fort Worth hospital will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with burial at Dresden Cemetery.

Miss Mabry was a retired school teacher, having taught at Travis Elementary School, Drane Junior High and Collins Junior High.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis F. Pitts of Blooming Grove, and a number of cousins.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to American Cancer Society.

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Lionell L. Horton
May 3, 1909 - Jan 24, 1977

Emhouse Resident Lionell Horton Services Held

Funeral services for Lionell L. Horton, 67, were held Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Corsicana. He died Monday, Jan. 24, at his home in Emhouse. Burial was in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vera Jane Horton of Emhouse; two sons, Frankie Lee Horton, and A.L. Horton, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Ray of Emhouse, and Mrs. Helen Louise Vice of Red Oak; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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Hildred Henrietta (Dozier) Vest-Bezinge-Blackmon
Jan 9, 1901 - Jan 17, 1977

Services Held Thursday For Mrs. Bezinge

Funeral services for Mrs. Hildred Henrietta Bezinge, 76, were held Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. A resident of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Bezinge died Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Dallas following a lengthy illness. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Officiating at the service was the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Survivors are five brothers, Bolavar Dozier, Rubert Dozier, Bruce Dozier, Ivan Dozier and Harold Dozier, all of Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. J.W. Hinkle of Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews served as pallbearers.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Jan 26, 1977
  • Wife of Tom Vest, William "Billy" Robin Bezinge, and James Cheser Blackmon; Daughter of Benjamin F. and Mary Caroline (Outlaw) Dozier
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Cory Carl Smith
July 10, 1961 - Jan 27, 1977

Cory Smith, Alaska Services Held

Funeral services for Cory Carl Smith, 15, were held Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Glenallen Chapel, Glenallen, Alaska. The Rev. Joseph Virgin of the Chistochina Chapel officiated.

Cory was killed instantly while riding as a passenger with his family while returning home from a sporting event. Another car was involved in the accident. Cory's mother, Mrs. Vera Smith, was injured in the accident and is expected to recover. Other members of the family were not injured. The accident occurred Thursday, Jan. 27 at Mile 188 Glenn Hiway.

Cory was born July 10, 1961, in Browerville, Minn., and went to Alaska with his family in May of 1976 from Blooming Grove. The family settled in Chistochina, Alaska. Cory was a sophomore in Glennallen High School and was a member of the Glennallen High School wrestling team, and the Chistochina Hockey team. He held a Brown belt in Karate and was involved in football and track before moving to Alaska.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith, a brother, Kelly, 13, all of the family home in Chistochina, and a sister, Mrs.
Susan Loftis, of Dallas. Burial was in the Glennallen Cemetery.

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Kyle R. Bryant
Apr 3, 1904 - Feb 4, 1977

Kyle Bryant Former Resident Of Frost, Dies

Funeral services for Kyle R. Bryant, 72, a native and longtime resident of Frost, were held in Plainview on Monday, Feb. 7. He died on Friday, Feb 4.

Survivors are a brother, Herman Bryant of Plainview; and two sisters, Mrs. Hollie Gray of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Blanche Cook of Fort Worth.

Bryant moved to Plainview with his parents in 1924 and worked at the Panhandle Compress as a compress engineer from the 1920s until 1953. He worked from the Plainview Co-op Compress from 1953 until his retirement in 1973.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

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Flossie B. (Burns) Gamble
July 16, 1895 - Jan 21, 1977

Funeral Services Held Sunday Mrs. Gamble, 81

Funeral services for Mrs. B.W. Gamble, 81, of Emhouse, were held Sunday, Jan. 23, in Corsicana. She died Friday, Jan 21. Burial followed in Pattison Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, B. W. Gamble, Jr. of Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. W.R. Williams of Waxahachie, three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ned Gillen of Ennis; and a brother, Bill Burns of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were Buck Smith, O.K. Tate, Frank Seely Jr., J.D. Ponder, Ernest Douglas and Lester Pattison.

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Byrdia Frances (Browning) Griffin
Oct 5, 1885 - Dec 9, 1976

Funeral Services Held Friday For Mrs. Joe Griffin, BG

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe D. (Burdia) Griffin, 91, were held Friday, Dec. 10, in the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Richard Laster, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Burl Johnson officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She died Thursday, Dec. 9, in Corsicana.

Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. G.D. Barton of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Eloise Cumpston of Dallas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were R.V. Burns, A.D. Garrison, Clyde Nicholson, Bill Smith, and Norman Brister.

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Byrdia Frances (Browning) Griffin
Oct 5, 1885 - Dec 9, 1976

Mrs. Griffin

BLOOMING GROVE -
Services were to be at 2:30 p.m.
Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Joe D. (Byrdia) Griffin, 91, resident of Blooming
Grove, who died Thursday morning in Corsicana.
The Rev. Richard Laster pastor, and the Rev. Burl Johnson will officiate with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. G.D. Darton of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Eloise Cumpston of Dallas; four
grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers were to be R.V. Burns, A.D. Garrison, R. Bruce McCormick, Clyde Nicholson, Bill Smith, and Norman Brister.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, December 10, 1976
Submitted by Karen Rost


George Patrick Reeves
Jan 18, 1895 - Nov 18, 1976

George Reeves Services Held

Funeral services for George Patrick Reeves 81, a resident of Raleigh, were held Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove. A former resident of BG, Mr. Reeves died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Officiating at the service was Elder T. L. Smothermon of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with burial following at Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Joe Reeves of Pasadena, Tex., and Jimmie Reeves of Blooming Grove; a brother, John Reeves of Frost; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Pevehouse of Whitney and Mrs. Thelma Weeks of Corsicana; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov 24, 1976
  • Parents: Jeff Reeves and Lucy (Green) Reeves Veteran of WWI - US Navy
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Selma Quitman Dickson
Feb 3, 1915 - Oct 28, 1976

Funeral Services Held For Selma Dickson

Funeral services for Selma Q. Dickson, 61, of Colorado City, were held Oct. 30, followed by burial in Colorado City Cemetery. His widow, Jimmie Lou Meador Dickson, was reared in Frost. He died Thursday, Oct. 28 in a Waco Hospital.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and a Mason, 32nd Degree and Chapter & Council.

Other survivors include a son, Stewart Dickson of Floydada; a sister, Mrs. Henr Williams of Waco; and two grandchildren.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov. 17, 1976
  • Parents: Quitman Q. Dickson and Mattie (Arnold) Dickson Information from Death Certificate - Family Search (LDS)
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Loyde Dixon Looney
Feb 16, 1883 - Nov 12, 1976

Funeral services were held last week in Corsicana for L. D. Looney, 93, of Barry. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

A native of Alabama, he lived in Barry for 25 years and worked in the grocery business in Emhouse for five years and for 21 years in Barry.
Among his survivors are his widow of Barry and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Seely Jr. of Emhouse.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov 17, 1976
  • Parents: W.M. Looney and Nancy Jane (Bailey) Looney Information from Death Certificate - Family Search (LDS)
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J. C. Fly
Sep 10, 1901 - Nov 18, 1976

Funeral Services Held Saturday For J. C. Fly, 75

Funeral services for J.C. Fly, 75, a lifelong resident of Mertens, were held Saturday at the Frost United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wesley Howard and the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor of the Frost United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Richland Cemetery (Mertens).

Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost. Mr. Fly died Friday in Grant-Buie Hospital in Hillsboro. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Frost United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Katie Fly of Mertens; a daughter Mrs. Jerry (Billie Ruth) Daniel of Mertens; and two granddaughters, Mrs. Sharron Shoemaker of College Station, and Miss Nannett Daniel of Mertens.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Nov. 24, 1976
  • Parents: William M. Fly and Virginia (Johnson) Fly Information from Death Certificate - Family Search (LDS)
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Linda Avon (Jarrett) Nix
Jan 29, 1914 - Dec 21, 1976

Avon Nix, Sister of BG Resident Dies

Avon Nix, 63, of Lake Shores, died Dec. 21, of an apparent heart attack.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. T.S. Jarrett, longtime residents of Slay and Frost. Mrs. Nix was a 1931 graduate of Frost High School.

Funeral services were held in the Lake Shores Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Dec. 23. Officiating were the Rev. Eddie Hallock and Gerald Jarrett, a nephew. Interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

Nephews serving as pallbearers were Jerry Grant, Glen Jarrett, Dillard Klutts, Terry McClain, Orville Nix, Jr. and Vant Williams III.

Survivors include her husband, H.H. Nix, of Denton, daughters, Dorothy Herd of Concord, Calif., and Beth Rodd of Lake Dallas, grandchildren Debbie and John Rodd also of Lake Dallas; brothers, Daniel Jarrett of Leeds, Ala.; "Buck" Jarrett of Garland, and Easmon Jarrett of Neah Bay, Wash.; sisters, Edna Turk and Gussie Chun of Dallas, Zilpha Brewer of Temple, and Margie Williams of Blooming Grove.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Dec 29, 1976
  • Parents: Thomas Steven Jarrett and Lillie (Putman) Jarrett Information from Death Certificate - Family Search (LDS)
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Freddie Edward "Edd" York
Dec 10, 1895 - Nov 23, 1976

Frost Native Fred York, 80 Services Held

Fred "Edd" York, 80, a native of Frost died on Nov. 24, in Coahama. A niece, Mrs. A.C. Smith, and and nephew, Bud York, reside in Frost.

Funeral services were held in Coahoma, followed by Masonic graveside services in the Coahoma Cemetery. He married Grace Westfall on Dec. 13, 1921, and they moved to Westbrook in 1926 and to Coahoma in 1943. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Coahoma Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his widow, Grace York; three sons, Bill York of Coahoma, Kenneth York of Austin and Don York of Korea; three daughters, Mrs. Freddie Grace Greenfield of Coahoma, Mrs. Russell Millikin of Midland and Mrs. Bill Milliken of Coahoma; 17 grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Dec 29, 1976
  • Parents: John T. York and Mary (Hardin) York Information from Death Certificate - Family Search (LDS)
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William Curtis Frederick
May 8, 1911 - Nov 10, 1976

Will Frederick Services Held

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 12, for William C. "Will" Frederick, 65, who retired last year after 28 years as a custodian at the Blooming Grove School. He died Wednesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

The Rev. E. A. Jordan officiated, followed by burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of the Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ila Frederick of BG; one daughter, Mrs. Bobby Powell of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Mary Ola Frederick of BG; two brothers, J.D. Frederick of Frost and James E. Frederick of Roan; one sister, Mrs. Ray Green of BG; two granddaughters, Mrs. Cindy Price and Miss Pam Green and two great- granddaughters.

Pallbearers were Walter Biggar, Jack Armstrong, Charlie Uselton, Lewis Mathison, Ernest McGraw and H. Don McGraw.

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James Carroll "Bud" Sewell
Apr 13, 1912 - Nov 13, 1976

James Sewell Brother of BG Resident Dies

Services were held in Corsicana Tuesday, Nov. 16, for James Carrol Sewell, 64, followed by burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

A former Texas Legislator, Sewell also served as Navarro County Judge.

He is survived by two sons, Jay Hoover Sewell of Corsicana and James C. Sewell Jr. of New Orleans, La.; and a brother, Jay Sewell Jr. of Blooming Grove.

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James Carroll "Bud" Sewell
Apr 13, 1912 - Nov 13, 1976

Judge James C. Sewell Dies Saturday in Ennis
James Carrol Sewell, 64, retired jurist, legislator and staunch Democrat died of a heart attack Saturday night in Ennis.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate with burial
following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Sewell was employed by the Mobil Pipeline Co. at Centralia, Illinois. , when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Joining the navy the following day, Sewell served on a destroyer prior to joining the newly commissioned carrier U.S.S. Hornet as chief
boatsmate. When an American pilot crash landed on the Hornet during the battle of the Philippine Sea with his bombs still intact, Sewell was blinded in the explosion which killed 13 other crew members.
Returning to Centralia, he married the former Janet Hoover and enrolled at the University of Texas where he earned his BA and law degrees.
Elected to the Texas legislature in 1948, Sewell was appointed Navarro County Judge in 1951 when then Judge Joe Huffstutler resigned.
Sewell was head of the commissioners court when Navarro County Memorial
Hospital was completed and opened in August of 1952.
Sewell served as county judge until 1957, at which time he began his first of four four-year terms as 13th District Court
judge, a position he held through 1972.
Prominent in all circles of the Democratic party, Sewell was the state campaign director for Adlai Stevenson's 1952 presidential bid and was county chairman this year for the Jimmy Carter campaign and the campaign of State Senator Ron Clower.
Sewell has served as a Carter delegate at the Democratic National Convention this past summer.
Preceded in death by his wife, Sewell is survived by two sons, Jay Hoover Sewell of Corsicana and James C. Sewell Jr. of New Orleans; a brother, Jay Sewell Jr. of Blooming Grove and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Civil Appeals Judge John A. James of Waco, State Senators William T. Moore of Bryan and Ron Clower of Garland, George O. Nokes Jr. of Waco, Maury Maverick of San Antonio, W.A. Keils Jr. of Teague, Rufus Peevehouse, E.D. (Chick) Reed, Howe French, William J.
McKie and Robert Gladney.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 15, 1976
Submitted by Karen Rost

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Judge James C. Sewell
Dies Saturday in Ennis

James Carrol Sewell, 64, retired jurist, legislator and staunch Democrat died of a heart attack Saturday night in Ennis.  Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Sewell was employed by the
Mobil Pipeline Co. at Centralia, Illinois, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Joining the navy the following day, Sewell served on a destroyer prior to joining the newly commissioned carrier U.S.S. Hornet as chief boatsmate.  When an American pilot crash landed on the Hornet during the battle of the
Philippine Sea with his bombs still intact, Sewell was blinded in the explosion which killed 13 other crew members.  Returning to Centralia, he married the former Janet Hoover and enrolled at the University of Texas where he earned his BA and law degrees.  Elected to the Texas legislature in 1948, Sewell was
appointed Navarro County Judge in 1951 when then Judge Joe Huffstutler resigned.  Sewell was head of the commissioners court when Navarro County Memorial Hospital was completed and opened in August of 1952.  Sewell served as county judge until 1957, at which time he began his first of four four-year terms as 13th District Court judge, a position he held through 1972.  Prominent in all circles of the Democratic party, Sewell was the state campaign director for Adlai Stevenson's 1952 presidential bid and was county chairman this year for the Jimmy Carter campaign and the campaign of State Senator
Ron Clower.  Sewell has served as a Carter delegate at the Democratic National Convention this past summer.

Preceded in death by his wife, Sewell is survived by two sons, Jay Hoover Sewell of Corsicana and James C. Sewell Jr. of New Orleans; a brother, Jay Sewell Jr. of Blooming Grove and other relatives.  Pallbearers will be Civil Appeals Judge John A. James of Waco, State Senators William T. Moore of Bryan and Ron Clower of Garland, George O. Nokes Jr. of Waco, Maury Maverick of San Antonio, W.A. Keils Jr. of Teague, Rufus Peevehouse, E.D. (Chick) Reed, Howe French, William J. McKie and Robert Gladney.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 15, 1976

Submitted by Karen Rost

 


Doyce Prater
Aug 7, 1917 - Dec 6, 1976

City Councilman Prater Services Set For Today

Funeral services for Doyce Prater, 59, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today in the Central Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in BG, officiating, assisted by the Rev. E.A. Jordan.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services will be under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Prater was pronounced dead on arrival at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Monday, Dec. 6, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He was a native of Dawson and was retired from the steel construction industry.

He was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Blooming Grove Lions Club. He was serving his first term as a member of the Blooming Grove City Council.

Survivors include his widow, Bernice Prater of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Wilson Prater of Corsicana, Leon Prater of Pearlington, Miss., and Cecil Prater of Dacus; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Peel of Houston, and Mrs. Juanita Stevenson of Walnut, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Boyd Bryant, E.L. Mayhugh, Elmer Ledbetter, Alvie Garrison, Edd Hill and Jay Sewell.

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Drew Gillen
Dec 14, 1901 - Dec 5, 1976

Drew Gillen, 74, Dies

Funeral services for Drew Gillen, 74, were held Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. E.A. Jordan, a Baptist minister and a nephew, and the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in BG, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home. He died Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5, in Navarro County Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for about six weeks.

A native of Blooming Grove, Gillen operated the Gillen Chevrolet Agency in BG for many years and had extensive land holdings in the area.

He was a deacon and a trustee of the Central Baptist Church and served several terms as president of the Corsicana Baptist Association brotherhood.

Gillen was one of the organizers and a director of the First State Bank in Blooming Grove. He was a Mason and a member of the Karem Shrine.

A close personal and political friend of the late President Lyndon Johnson, Gillen was a frequent guest in the Johnson home near Johnson City and at the White House in Washington, D.C. Johnson had also visited in Blooming Grove. Gillen was past chairman of the Navarro County Democratic Executive Committee and had been active in democratic campaigns.

Survivors include his widow, Bertha, of Blooming Grove; three sons, Blake Gillen of Corsicana, and Billy and Charles Drew Gillen, both of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Nolan Brown of Waco, and Mrs. Jim W. Patterson of Dallas; one brother, W.C. Gillen of Lampasas; four sisters, Mrs. Oderra Hunter and Mrs. Lela Jordan, both of Blooming Grove, Mrs.  Katie Potts of Price, and Mrs. Jack Hammonds of Abilene; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers and the deacons of the Central Baptist Church were honorary pallbearers.

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Victor French Sr.
Oct. 27, 1934 - Oct 2, 2008
 

Victor French Sr., 73, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. He was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Brushie Prairie to Samuel T. French Sr. and Essie Thomas French. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Tom, Buster, Matt, Huey, Wayne, S.T. Jr., Jacky; and sisters Nodie, Mary and Myrtle. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Dorothy, son Shorty and wife Sherry of Hubbard, granddaughters Leslea and husband Jeremiah Wilden of Dawson and Tonie and husband Chris Carroll of College Station, great-grandchildren Magen, Connor, Payton, Weston and Braydon, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of great friends. Victor loved horses and raised paints for a number of years. He enjoyed watching his family compete in shows and working with 4-H kids. He was a farmer in west Texas for 10 years before returning to Dawson to work for Tom’s Food where he retired after 33 years. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church where the family has had its membership for over 60 years. The Rev. Bob Reid and the Rev. Ricky Woodall will officiate. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy French, Charlie Brown, Glen Wylie, David Lipscomb, Phillip Blake and Sonny Leathers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Lewis, Sonny Whitehead, Henry John Geisum, Bryan Bandstadt, Duncan Muir, Kurt Truax, Finis Armstrong and Blaine Foster. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sarah Lucille (Bell) Green
Jan 29, 1921 - Oct 2, 2008

Sarah Lucille Bell Green of Corsicana went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. She resided at Heritage Oaks. She was born Jan. 29, 1921. She was reared in the Buffalo area until moving to Corsicana as a child. She later lived at the Corsicana State Home for Children. She and her husband, Wesley Green, spent their lives operating Green’s Western Wear in Corsicana. She cherished working every day of her life fulfilling her career as a business woman. She encouraged many young people to work hard and play later. She often talked about her faithful customers she had for many years. She gave her support for many years to the youth of Navarro County and the Youth Expo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Green; daughters, infant Ginger Diane Green and Donna Jan Ivie; her son, Wesley “Bubba” Green; her mother, Granny Dechaume; and a brother, James Bell. She is survived by her granddaughters and grandson, Rheann Ivie and Casey Gaston of Corsicana, and Jordan Green of Huntsville; and her beloved great-granddaughter, Orion Gaston. Other survivors include son-in-law, Anthony Ivie of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Margo Green of Needville; brothers, Jack and Roy Bell of Odessa; sisters-in-law, Pat Kelly (Richard) of Corsicana, May Milam of Waco and Elizabeth Porter of Kokomo, Ind.; brother-in-law, Larry Green (Rita) of Glen Rose; and her special and beloved friend, Betty “Peaches” Murphy. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. James Shugart officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John Quarles, Bryan Ball, Charles Fincher, Jessie Graham, Larry Lennon and Marshall Purifoy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be placed in the Jan Ivie Memorial Fund at City National Bank. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruth "Polly" (Yates) Cottongame
May 24, 1933 - Oct 4, 2008

Ruth (Polly) Cottongame, 75, of Dawson passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 in Corsicana. She was born in Gatesville on May 24, 1933 to Otto Yates and Ruth Murray Yates. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Cottongame Sr. of Dawson; sons, Clyde Cottongame Jr. and wife Joni of Dawson, Glenn Cottongame and wife Helene of Cleburne, and Richard Cottongame of Joshua; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Ralph Yates of Waxahachie and Charles Yates of Quitman; sister, Myrtle Willhart of Ennis. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bob "PaPa" Kuykendall
Sep 25, 1938 - Oct 3, 2008

Mr. Bob “PaPa” Kuykendall, 70, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born on September 25, 1938 in England, Arkansas. He was a member of Roane Baptist Church. He loved to play golf, and watch the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Mr. Kuykendall was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elsie Lee Kuykendall; and a brother, Billy Kuykendall. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Ardell Kuykendall of Corsicana; daughter Tina Whitfield Coulston and husband Jeffrey of Eureka; daughter, Reana Whitfield Williams and fiancé David Anderson of Corsicana; daughter, Tonya Whitfield Thomas and husband Rodney of Hattiesburg, Miss.; son, Lynn Kuykendall and wife Amalia of Arizona; grandsons, Benjamin and Zachary Coulston of Eureka; Chase Whitfield and Jeremy Williams, both of Corsicana; granddaughters, Breana Williams of Corsicana and Tori Lynn Thomas of Hattiesburg, Miss.; a great grandson on the way; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Bessie Kuykendall of Phoenix, Ariz. and Don and Cindy Kuykendall of Bakersfield, Calif.; sisters-in-law and husbands, Violet and Collin Bumpers of Dawson; Anita and Don Raley of Dawson; and Linda Plant of Corsicana; brother-in-law and wife, Richard and Twila Plant of Royce City; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clyde Everett Almond
Oct, 29, 1935 - Oct 4, 2008

Clyde Everett Almond, 72, took his journey to heaven on Oct. 4, 2008, from his home in Sherman. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, at First Baptist Church, Sherman. Services will be conducted by Dr. Alan Quigley, Evangelism Director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma; the Rev. Rodney Standford, retired Baptist minister; and Dr. Eddy Johnson, pastor of Grayson Bible Baptist Church of Sherman. Pallbearers will be Ryan Sharp, Casey Hayes, Nick Owens, Larry Presley, Dr. Bob Burlingame, Terry Jones, David Ellis and Kenneth Franklin. Clyde’s hunting buddies will serve as honorary pallbearers. Clyde was born Oct, 29, 1935, in Dawson, where his parents, James Leroy Almond and Mattie Latham Almond, had moved from Tishamingo, Okla. He graduated from Dawson High School and was active in Future Farmers of America, athletics, and annual staff. Betty Bruce, Clyde’s high school sweetheart, and Clyde married on June 9, 1957, in Dawson. They originally made their home in Dallas, where Clyde was employed by Texas Instruments. When he transferred to the Sherman operation, they moved to Whitewright where they raised their three girls. Clyde had a full career as a machinist, toolmaker, engineer, and business owner and entrepreneur. After working for TI for 17 years, Clyde and John Floyd, also from TI and Whitewright, established a partnership and their own business, A and F Custom Manufacturing Company in Trenton in 1977. The company was dedicated to God, and both families promised God that if the business prospered, then God’s kingdom would benefit. The company grew rapidly. Originally the company made metal molds for the plastic industry; however, a plastic injection molding operation was added within two years. A second operation was begun in Batesville, Ark. to accommodate the growing customer base there. In 1994, Clyde sold his half of the business to his partner and retired. In retirement, Clyde enjoyed real estate ventures and ranching. A member of First Baptist Church at the time of his death, Clyde had previously been a member of Bethel Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Whitewright for 30 years. He had also been a member of Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro. Wherever his membership, Clyde was a faithful member and contributor. He had taught junior high boys and served as a Trustee and committee chair in Whitewright. Clyde has left a living legacy for his family and all who knew him. He was a high achiever with drive, strong will, and determination, always striving for perfection. He served on the board of First National Bank, Whitewright and was a strong supporter of United Way and school and community projects, both in his personal and professional life. Clyde was a self-effacing man, preferring to think of others before himself. He was reserved, humble, and soft-spoken, but when he spoke, he spoke as a straight shooter and with wisdom. He lived his life in such a way as to have no regrets. He did not conform to the world, seeking pleasure and fame, but rather sought to live by God’s principles, putting God first, family second, and community and friends third. May others follow his example. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and God’s beautiful country. In the year that he retired, he hunted in Colorado, Kansas, the Texas panhandle, south Texas, and Mexico and Canada. He and Betty loved fishing and had made several trips to Florida, Arkansas, and Alaska. Clyde also made several fishing trips to Cabo San Lucas. Deer hunting was his passion, but he also hunted sheep, antelope, bear, and elk. In his younger years, he did a lot of duck and bird hunting. Clyde also enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with family and friends. Clyde is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty; three daughters, Janet and husband the Rev. Phillip Smith of Denison; their children, the Rev. Chad Everett Smith and wife Tara; twins, Ashley Smith and fiancé Nick Owens, and Amber Smith and fiancé Ryan Sharp; Kimberly Almond of Sherman and her daughter Amy and husband Casey Hayes; and Cindy and husband Martin Nair of McKinney, and their children Brittany and Sarah Jones, Hannah, Olivia, Vivian, and Adam Clyde Nair. He is also survived by one brother, Charlie Almond of Carrollton; two sisters, Leona Wheeler of Midlothian and Wanda Derden of Dallas; nephew Cleon Almond to whom Clyde was especially close; and a host of additional family members and friends. Clyde was preceded in death by his mother and father and brothers Alton, Merle, Alfred, Leroy, James, and Bobby and sisters Lometa and Letha. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waldo Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Grayson Bible Baptist Church Family Life Center building program or the donor’s charity of choice. Arrangements by Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.

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Edra L. (Turman) Fitzgerald
March 28, 1935 - Oct 5, 2008

Edra L. Fitzgerald
Edra L. Fitzgerald passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. She was born on March 28, 1935 in Gilmer. Edra was a devoted member of the Daughters of the King — a prayer service and evangelism group of the Episcopal church for 24 years. Edra and her husband spent 15 years serving God in Mexico. They built homes, brought food and the Word of the Lord to those in need. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, with a 3 p.m. graveside service at Restland Cemetery in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William James Fitzgerald; sister, Elaine Hutchinson; brother, Leo Turman; and mother, Aulene White. Survivors include her three children; Michael Fitzgerald and wife Maria of Tinian, Mich.; Patricia Potter of Corsicana, and Julie Smirl and husband Don of Corsicana; brother; Dalton White and wife Mary of Corsicana; niece, Katie Hutchinson of Frisco; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Marjorie Loraine (Parker) Duvall-Dixon
Sep 19, 1923 - Oct 7, 2008

Marjorie Dixon, 85, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Corsicana. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Annie Parker; and husband, Thelbert B. Dixon. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Betty Duvall and Mark and Debbie Dixon, all of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Gary Riddle of Corsicana; daughter, Mary Gibson of Garland; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Livingston of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Quint Dixon, and sister-in-law, Golden Dixon, both of Corsicana; one niece, one nephew and other family members. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother B.F. Risinger officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Beatrice (Aldama) Gonzales
Sep 19, 1927 - Oct 6, 2008

Beatrice Aldama Gonzales, 81, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born Sept. 19, 1927, to Gabino Aldama and Abrana Aguilar Aldama. Bea and her husband D.T. were together almost 60 years. They lost their only son Edward “Eddie” at a young age. Bea was a hard worker all of her life alongside of her husband D.T. Throughout their time together they did manage to travel throughout the country. They visited Colorado, California, Florida, Michigan and many other states. Bea was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian church where she and D.T. worshipped together until health could not allow her to do so. She is survived by her husband, D.T. Gonzales of Corsicana; sisters, Ruth Fletes and Eva Barlow, both of Corsicana; brothers, Ben, George and Richard Aldama, all of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, Edward Gonzales; mother and father, Abrana and Gabino Aldama; brothers, John and Cecil Aldama; and sister, Lois Aldama Guerrero. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lee Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be nephews Ben H. Guerrero, Bob Aldama, Ben Aldama Jr., Ernest Craig Fletes, David Aldama, Stephen Aldama, Greg Barlow, Chris Aldama, Emmett Sonny Gonzales Jr., Tony Gonzales Jr., Mark Gonzales and Ricky Gonzales. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sammy L. Marsh
May 28, 1924 - Oct 6, 2008

Mr. Sammy L. Marsh passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Corsicana. He graduated from Navarro High School in 1942 then spent two years in India in the United States Air Force. He was retired from TU Electric as an auditor. He is survived by one sister, Betty Johnston of Corsicana. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro with Brother R.E. Cecil officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alberta (Jordan) Faulk
Jul 22, 1957 - Oct 9, 2008

Alberta Faulk
Mrs. Alberta Faulk, 51, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with Pastor Omega Dunnington officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Faulk, Nathan Faulk, Carl Faulk, Raymond Faulk, Vincent Faulk and James Mitchell. Mrs. Faulk was born July 22, 1957 in Kerens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Jordan and Christine Jordan. Survivors include her husband, James E. Faulk of Kerens; five children, Christina Young, Kizzie Hallman and Patrick Faulk, all of Kerens, Eric Faulk (Danny) of Fort Worth, and Detrick Jordan (Ty) of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; eight sisters, Virgie Duncan (Harvie) of Samaria, Joyce Ann Carter (Donavan) of Lancaster, Mary Armstrong, Roberta Pace, Patricia Jordan, Ella Lott (Jasper), Lisa Davis (Darrel) all of Kerens, and Betty J. Yarbrough (Vernon) of Dallas; three brothers, Joe Jordan Jr. of New Mexico, James Mitchell (Shirley) and Raymond Faulk (Laronda), all of Kerens; three aunts, Pearl Gooden of Fort Worth, Dorothy Jones of Hillsboro and Ada Jordan of Goodlow; two uncles, James Langley (Fayrene) and Mozell Langley (Katherine) all of Kerens; a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Buela (Worsham) Mitchell
Sep 30, 1912 - Oct 9, 2008

Buela Worsham Mitchell, 96, of Barry passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on Sept. 30, 1912, in Emhouse. She was a member of the Barry Methodist Church, and served as past president of the United Methodist Women. She served as the city secretary for Barry from 1960 to 2004. She was a homemaker, and a farmer’s wife. She enjoyed working with her crafts. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Ricker officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Steve Mahoney, Lewis Watkins, John Wade Braly, Joe Reed, Jerry Reed and Mike Watkins. Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her husband, George Bert Mitchell; son, Tom Mitchell; four brothers and a sister. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bayless Elmore of Barry; daughter-in-law, Zoe Ann Branch of Fort Smith, Ark.; granddaughter and husband, Christy and Harvey Cheshire of College Station; grandson, Brian Mitchell of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Jennifer and Danny Lindamood of Chickasha, Okla.; grandson and wife, Matt and Kriste Elmore of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Chris Cheshire of Ennis, Brad Cheshire, Dani Cheshire and Jalen Cheshire, all of College Station, Morgan Lindamood of Chickasha, Okla., Macee and Asher Elmore of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Marie Baird of Santa Fe, N.M., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barry United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 148, Barry, TX 75102. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Donald L. Stubblefield
Apr 28, 1937 - Oct 7, 2008

Donald L. Stubblefield, a resident of St. Elmo, lost his long and courageous battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord Oct. 7, 2008. Donald was born April 28, 1937, to Lois and Cecil Stubblefield at home on their farm in Frost. He grew up in Frost attending Frost schools graduating in 1955. In December 1955 after the crops were in, Donald joined the United States Air Force. Frost was never home again but he always cherished his memories of his small hometown. While Donald was in the Air Force stationed in Denver, Colo., he met Carole “Susie” Jeffries and they were married Dec. 27, 1957. This marriage was blessed with three children, a son Donald W., a daughter Shelly, and another son Terry. The family made their home in Irving for 25 years. Donald truly enjoyed his family and was an active participant in his children’s activities, sports, motorcycle racing, high school rodeos as well as being an active Irving YMCA family. Donald was employed at Murdock Machinery and Engineering of Irving in the aerospace industry for 30 years. He felt fortunate to have a career he enjoyed and was fulfilling and challenging. “Stubbs,” as he was known to his co-workers, had many friends there that he enjoyed sharing good times with. Donald never forgot friends from Frost and his years in Air Force and considered old friends and new friends a true blessing from God. Upon retirement Donald and Carole moved to St. Elmo on Richland-Chambers Reservoir where he enjoyed gardening and fishing. Donald found a new life when he and Carole joined Lakeside United Methodist Church. He found joy in helping build the present-day church building and really found meaning to life working with an organization at church “Carpenters for Christ.” Donald loved God, the church and his church family. Donald will be missed by the friends he made throughout life and by his extended family. He really enjoyed good times in the great outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing with friends and family. His life was well lived. Donald is survived by his wife of 50 1/2 years, “Susie”; his son, Donald W. of Hurst; his son, Terry and fiancée Elene of Anchorage, Alaska; a grandson, Travis Stevens and wife Natasha and great-granddaughter Ani Lee Stevens of Austin; and a sister, Neva and her husband W. M. Perry of Seagoville. He also leaves behind sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews he loved very much. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Cecil Stubblefield; a brother, Melva R. Stubblefield; a sister, Sylvia Hunter; a grandson, Todd E. Stevens; and his beautiful daughter, Shelly S. Stevens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Sandra Hippman officiating. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Curtis W. Parsons, Gary A. Parsons, Robert D. Parsons, Cecil Perry, Robert Perry and Jeffery Hunter. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society in care of Freestone County Relay for Life. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Stacia Oneita (McDonald) Wood
June 4, 1947 - Oct 6, 2008

Stacia Oneita Wood, 61, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Ennis. Born in Savannah, Tenn., on June 4, 1947, to parents Edward Vickery and Nell McDonald, she was reared in Savannah and attended school there.In 1978 she married William R. Wood, and they made their home in Ennis. They lived in Chicago for eight years and in Chatfield for 18 years. She was employed by Claystone, Ennis Care Center, I.O.O.F. Nursing Home, and Twilight Nursing Home for eight years as a nurse’s aide. She is survived by her husband, William Wood of Chatfield; two sons, Keith and his wife Shelly Lumpkins of Glen Rose and Wade and Kellie Lumkins of Chesterfield, Va.; one daughter, Sheila and her husband Carl Hanna of Midlothian; one brother, Don Vickery of Mason, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today in Rice Cemetery.   Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Bessie Leeon (King) Adams
Jan 12, 1921 - Oct 10, 2008

Bessie Leeon Adams, 87, of Frost, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008. She was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Handley, Texas to Robert Washington and Daley Bertie (Chance) King. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Frost Cemetery with Jerry Bloomfield officiating. The family will meet with friends from 10 a.m. until noon Monday before the service. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Billy Gene Adams; four sisters and five brothers. Survivors include her daughter, Janis McCaleb of Frost; four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

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Gertie Ruth (Sykes) Bryant
Jan 11, 1914 - Oct 10, 2008

Gertie Ruth Bryant, 94, of Blooming Grove, passed into eternity Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 in Corsicana at Heritage Oaks West. She was born Jan. 11, 1914 in Raleigh to Joseph Jackson and Minnie Farmer Sykes. Mrs. Bryant was a member of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove for 55 years. She was much loved and cherished by her family and friends. Survivors include her children, Bobbie McDowell and husband Bob of Addison, Jimmy Bryant and wife Linda of Coppell, and Carolyn Brewer of Bedford; grandchildren, Bryan McDowell and wife Janice, Scott McDowell and wife Barbara, Beverly Cox and husband Troy, Rhonda Bryant, Kathy Thorn and husband Randy, Robb Brewer and wife Jill; 15 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bryant of Blooming Grove; parents, Joseph and Minnie Sykes; three brothers and three sisters. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill cemetery .Pallbearers will be Bryan McDowell, Scott McDowell, Troy Cox, Robb Brewer, Randy Thorn and Ricky Sykes Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 10/12/2008 - 10/13/2008
  • Gertie Ruth (Sykes) Bryant ----her name is not Gertrude per her daughter

L. Paul Graham
Sep 11, 2008 - Oct 10, 2008

L. Paul Graham, CPA, of Hubbard, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2008. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Mount Calm with the Rev. John Lawrence and the Rev. Jim Barksdale officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Calm Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard. Infant Adan Daniel Tapia, Born on September 11, 2008 and passed away on October 10, 2008 in Austin. He is survived by his parents, Danny Tapia and Jessica Carter of Diboll. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Corely Funeral Home.

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Willie (Frederick) Woodland-Fultz-Green-Powell
July 17, 1931 - Oct 11, 2008

Willie Powell
Willie Powell, 77 of Corsicana, passed away October 11, 2008 in Tyler. She was born July 17, 1931 in Corsicana to Will and Ila Ewing Fredrick. She is survived by children Cindy Whitfield of Roane, Pam Harrison and husband Kyle of Corsicana. Grandchildren Audra Phillips and husband Lane of Dawson, Amy Crocker and husband Billy Jack of Corsicana, Chris Harrison of Corsicana, Jeremy Harrison of Corsicana, Jason Harrison of Corsicana. 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Bro. Brian Robertson of Cornerstone Baptist officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Armando Granadino Perez
Oct 27, 1963 - Oct 13, 2008

Armando Granadino Perez, 44 of Corsicana, passed away October 13, 2008. He was born on October 27, 1963 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Rosary will be recited at 6:00pm on Tuesday October 14, 2008 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Cementerio Municipal San Miguel Octopan in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Armando Pérez Granadino, 44 de Corsicana, falleció el 13 de octubre de 2008. Había nacido el 27 de octubre de 1963 en Guanajuato, Mexico. Rosario se recita a las 6:00 pm el martes 14 de octubre de 2008 en Corley Funeral Home. Sepelio será en el Cementerio Municipal de San Miguel Octopan, en Guanajuato, Mexico


Albert Bussey Sanders
Jul 6, 1930 - Oct 14, 2008

Albert Bussey Sanders, 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens. Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Chapel. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., with the Rev. V. Charles Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Craig Scott, Danzell Lee, D.D. Hicks, Troy Cooper, Spencer Bynes and James David Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Yarbough, Larry Yarbough, Toney Yarbough, Irvin Yarbough, Carl Yarbough, William Carter, Zane Stites, Alan Campbell, André Carter, Marvin Sanders, C.R. Sanders and Prairie View A and M University Alumni Class of 1954.Mr. Sanders was born July 6, 1930, in Kilgore. He graduated from Fredonia High School and Prairie View A and M University. He was a member of Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church. He was honorably discharged after serving in the U.S. Army. He was former lieutenant governor of Kiwanis International, and had been on the Navarro County Board of Realtors, Corsicana ISD board and Navarro County Association of Disabled Citizens board. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Elaine Sanders; mother, Azzie Lee Sanders; father, Theodore Sanders; and sister, Odessa Sanders Pentcost. Survivors include his son, Tyrus Y. Sanders and wife Tameko Sanders; daughter, Trina Sanders McAllister and husband Ernest McAllister; grandsons, Kendall Lanier McAllister and Cooper Tyrus Sanders; granddaughter, Conner Yvette Sanders; brother, Joe W. Sanders Sr.; nephews, Theodore Sanders and Joe W. Sanders Jr.; nieces, Lori Sanders and Lisa Sanders; and many, many members of his extended family through church, community and professional activities. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Larry Yarbough II Memorial Scholarship, 1205 Cameo Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76134; or Larry Yarbough II Scholar Fund at Bank of America. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Richard Mike
Nov 8, 1985 - Oct 14, 2008

Mr. Richard Mike, 22, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born on November 8, 1985 in Chuuk, Micronesia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Burial will be in Tamatam, Micronesia.


Anton Elias
abt 1934 - Oct 14, 2008

Mr. Anton Elias, 74, of Corsicana passed away in Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born on March 3, 1934 in Chuuk, Micronesia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Burial will be Tamatam, Micronesia.


Merice Sedoris Richner
May 3, 1922 - Oct 13, 2008

Merice S. Richner

Mrs. Merice Sedoris Richner, 86, of Purdon passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 in Hubbard, Texas. She was born on May 3, 1922 in Laramie, Wyoming.
Visitation will be held from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at the Witzleben Family Funeral Home in Achorage, Alaska.

Mrs. Richner is survived by her Son; Charles Richner, Jr. of Purdon, Texas and her Daughter; Linda L. Nix of Achorage, Alaska.


Adan Daniel Tapia
Sep 11, 2008 - Oct 10, 2008

Infant Adan Daniel Tapia, Born on September 11, 2008 in Galveston, TX and passed away on October 10, 1008 in Austin, TX. He is survived by his parents, Danny Tapia and Jessica Carter of Diboll, TX.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, October 13, 2008 at 2:00PM at Resthaven Memorial park.


Dorothy Sarah (Windham) Jordan-Brown
Dec 15, 1920 - Oct 16, 2008

Dorothy Sarah Jordan Brown went to be with her heavenly father on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She had a passion for gardening and canning. Her homemade pies were the best that ever touched your lips. She loved the Lord and witnessed that fact every chance she could. Her life was filled with energy and love that she shared with everyone she met. She was a remarkable lady who dearly loved her children. Dorothy married Clitis Virgil Jordan on June 29, 1937. They shared 51 wonderful years of marriage and had five children. She married William Howard Brown on April 27, 1991. They shared 17 years marriage in Teague. Born Dec. 15, 1920, to Bennie Lee Windham and Catherine Ann Owen Windham in Italy, Texas, she attended school in Slay and began work at the family-owned Windhams Café for 10 years — famous for their homemade chili, stews, and burgers. Later she worked for 12 years at Haggar Slacks in Corsicana and Waxahachie, finally retiring from Jordan’s Texaco. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Orbison and Larry Dickens officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat .Pallbearers will be Blake Capehart, Troy Patak, Earl Jordan, Vernon Jordan, Jordan Richards and Kenneth Howard.She was preceded in death by her mother, Catherine Windham; father, Bennie Lee Windham; husband, Clitis Virgil Jordan; son, Willie Lee “Billy” Jordan; daughter-in-law, Jerry Nell Jordan; sons-in-law, Eugene Patak and Bill Null; brothers, Lewis Windham, Frank Windham and Ben Windham; and sister, Claudine Beauregard.She is survived by her husband, William Howard Brown; stepson, Johnny Brown and his wife Joann; son, Clitis Jordan and his wife Greta; and daughters, Kathey Sherrard and her husband Bill, Brenda Null, and Darla Capehart and her husband Darrell; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Fay Taylor and Elnora and Earl Miles, and numerous nieces and nephews.The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Navarro Regional Hospital and Baylor 13 Roberts. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Zane (Edgar) Frost
June 12, 1918 - Oct 16, 2008

Zane Edgar Frost, 90, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. She was born on June 12, 1918 in Richland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel R. Frost; parents, Dr. and Mrs. James H. Edgar; brother, James Edgar; and sister, June Edgar Foster. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Frost White of Corsicana; grandchildren, Stacy Hale and husband Ronny Hale and great-granddaughter Lauren Hale of Frisco; grandson, Bob White of Corsicana and his fiancée Balie Inglish of Guthrie; sister, Joy Edgar Arnold of Plano; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She graduated from East Texas State College. She was a teacher for 38 years in the Richland and Corsicana Independent School District. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 50 years and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery. The family requests that donations can be made to the Scottish Rite. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Patty Elaine (Collins) Harwell
Oct 7, 1922 - Oct 16, 2008

Patty Elaine Harwell
Patty Elaine Harwell, 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on Oct. 7, 1922, in Corsicana. She was an active member of First Baptist Church where she taught a children’s Sunday school class for many years. She was an active part of the Kinsloe House, and was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels and Food for Fitness. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Harwell was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis Jackson Harwell; and her parents, Gordon and Gladys Collins. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Bruce and Michelle R. Harwell of San Antonio and David Allen and Candy Harwell of Cartersville, Ga.; granddaughters, Reagen A. Harwell of San Antonio, Christina N. Harwell of San Marcos, Stephanie Michalzik of Bozeman, Mont., Gail and husband Greg Arcemont of Woodstock, Ga., and Shelby Harwell of Decatur, Ga.; grandson and wife, Steve and Alisa Michalzik of Austin; great-granddaughter, Kali Arcemont of Cartersville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews, and she leaves behind many loving friends. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William Henry Patrick Jr.
Dec 26, 1921 - Oct 16, 2008

William Henry Patrick Jr. passed into eternal life on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, after a lengthy illness at the Heritage Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Corsicana. Bill, 86, was born in Corsicana on Dec. 26, 1921. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School. After graduation he attended The University of Texas in Austin until he joined the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a decorated fighter pilot of B-17 aircraft and flew many missions in Europe during the war. Captain Patrick was the leader of a flight crew known as “Patrick’s Angels.” During the war Bill met and married Beth McGaffin Patrick, the mother of his children, JoAnn and Jim. Beth preceded him in death in 1984. He was also preceded in death by his parents, William “Henry” Patrick Sr. and Minnie Pogue Patrick, and his only brother, Joe Allen Patrick. After the war he returned to Corsicana to join the family business, Patrick Wholesale, where he served as president for many years. In 1964 he changed careers and became a stockbroker, a profession he loved dearly. He was a broker with Merrill Lynch in Dallas for over 20 years. Even though he worked in Dallas, he always lived in Corsicana, a hometown he cherished. Bill was a member of Kiwanis Club, Corsicana Country Club, and Westminster Presbyterian Church for many, many years. He loved life and lived it to the fullest filled with faith, gratitude, and humor. He was always a gentleman appreciative of every thing that was done for him. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Jordan Patrick of Corsicana; his daughter, JoAnn Patrick Altenau and her husband Dr. Mark Altenau of Dallas; and his son, James William Patrick and his partner Richard Baxter of Palm Springs, Calif. “PaPa” is survived by his granddaughter, Brooke Altenau Gies and her husband Jason Gies of New York City; and his grandson, Matthew Michael Altenau of Houston. He is also survived by a niece and nephew and three stepsons. His survivors will miss him beyond measure and with all their hearts. We will miss his intelligence, his keen wit, and fabulous sense of humor. He always made us laugh and smile up to the very end. “Mr. P.” was blessed to have the most wonderful caregivers: Ella Humphrey, Regina Brookins, Frances Crittendon, Chris Tina Alexander, and Shamika Harris. For the past year he was surrounded again by “Patrick’s Angels.” The family could never thank them enough for their care, warmth and love. One needed to wear sunglasses in their presence as their halos shined so brightly. Thanks also to Hospice of Cedar Lake who for the past two years were a great help and support in our father’s care. Special thanks to Hospice nurses Phyllis Payne and Betsy Brown and to Shawnda Witherspoon, who always brightened his days. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or the charity of your choice. A private graveside service was held Friday at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William Virgil "W.V." Jackson
Dec 2, 1922 - Oct 18, 2008

Mr. William Virgil “W.V.” Jackson, 85, of Barry passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 in Barry. He was born on Dec. 2, 1922 in Stanford, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. Kenny Farnham officiating. Survivors include his wife, Lillian V. Jackson of Barry; daughter, Linda Bratchley of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Jessica and Michael Alonzo of Irving; grandson, Chris Bratchley of Ruidoso, N. M.; great granddaughter, Vanessa Blatchley of Georgetown; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Carl Pearson of Forestburg, S.D.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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David Perry Cagle, Rev.
Jun 25, 1889 - Sep 2, 1977

D.P. Cagle Former Frost Pastor Dies

Funeral services for the Rev. D.P. Cagle, 88, a former pastor of Frost Baptist Church, were held Sunday, Sept. 4, in Corsicana.

The Rev. Mr. Cagle served as pastor of the Frost church from 1930 until 1944. He supervised the rebuilding of the church after the killer tornado hit Frost in 1930.

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Rev. Cagle

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chaprl for the Rev. D.P. Cagle,88, resident of Corsicana,
who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Harold Lansford and the Rev. Elvis H. Egge will officiate, with burial following at Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, eight grandchildren, five 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Orvill Lochlar. M.F. Lake. Bill Davis, R.M. Bowden Jr. , J.C. Buchanan , W.D. Meade, Charles Hooser, Truett Lewis, Joe Sims, and Bill Hutson.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Sept 4, 1977
Submitted by Karen Rost


Kyle Wayne Richards
Jun 17, 1971 - Jan 10, 1977

Eric Wendell Richards
Feb 16, 1969 - Jan 10, 1977

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Susan Catherine "Kate" (Sanders) Pevehouse-Barton
Oct 14, 1886 - May 27, 1977

Mrs. Kate Barton Services Held

Graveside services for Mrs. Kate Barton, 90, a native of Navarro County and long-time resident of Corsicana, were held Monday, May 30, at the Lone Oak Cemetery. She died in Waco on Friday, May 27.

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Susan Catherine “Kate” (Sanders) Pevehouse-Barton
Oct 14, 1886 - May 27, 1977

Mrs. Barton
Graveside services for Mrs. Kate Barton, 90, native of Navarro County and long-time resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Waco, are to be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lone Oak Cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, a son, a brother, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Bessie L. (Harris) Shaw
May 26, 1900 - Mar 7, 1977

Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Shaw, 76

Services were held Wednesday, March 9, in Corsicana for Mrs. Bessie L. Shaw, 76, of Emhouse. Burial was in Pattison Cemetery.

A lifelong resident of Navarro County, Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Worth of Emhouse.

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Mrs. Shaw Services are pending at the Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Bessie L. Shaw, 76, of Emhouse who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Worth of Emhouse, Mrs. Marie Ray of Marked Tree, Ark., Mrs. Maurice Keeting of Dallas, and Mrs. Flo Vyers of Kermit; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

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Iva Mae (Searcy) Grimes-Jones
Dec 22, 1895 - Mar 4, 1977

Mrs. Jones
FROST - Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Frost Methodist Church for Mrs. J. B. (Iva) Jones, 81, resident of Frost, who died Friday in Fort Worth.

The Rev. Woody Flynt, will officiate, with burial following at Frost Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.

Survivors include her husband, J. B. (Dock) Jones of Frost; a son, Fred Grimes of Fort Worth; two daughters, Miss Jean Grimes of Leander and Mrs. Mary Lee Trues of Marion, Ohio; a brother, Roy B. Searcy of Frost; a sister, Mrs. Maude Scott of Frost; a stepson, Charles R. Jones of Dallas; four step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Kathryn Porter of Seymour, Mrs. Jean Melton of Mesilla Park, N.M. Mrs. Betty Jo Madinger of Scarsdale, N.Y. and Mrs. Ann Ballew of Dallas, seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Charles Jones, Mike Jones, Charlie Porter, Bill Brooks, Floren Malone, and Curtis Partain.

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Funeral Services Held Monday For Mrs. Iva Jones

Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, for Mrs. J.B. (Iva) Jones, 81, of Frost, in the Frost United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Frost Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

A longtime resident of Frost, Mrs. Jones died Friday, March 4, in Fort Worth.

Survivors include her husband, J.B. "Dock" Jones of Frost; a son, Fred Grimes of Fort Worth; two daughters, Miss Jean Grimes of Leander and Mrs. Mary Lee Truex of Marion, Ohio; a brother, Roy B. Searcy of Frost; a sister, Mrs. Maude Scott of Frost; a step-son, Charles R. Jones of Dallas; four step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Kathryn Porter of Seymour, Mrs. Jean Melton of Mesilla Park, N.M., Mrs. Betty Jo Madinger of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Mrs. Ann Ballew of Dallas; 7 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles Jones, Mike Jones, Charlie Porter, Bill Brooks, Floren Malone and Curtis Partain.

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Louis Paul Muesse
July 24, 1902 - Mar 21, 1977

Louis Muesse Services Held

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 22 at the Frost Methodist Church for Louis Paul Muesse, 74.

Muesse, a long-time resident of Frost, died Monday in Corsicana.

The Rev. Woody Flynt pastor of the Frost Church officiated.

Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

Survivors in addition to his widow, Mrs. Mary Muesse of Frost, include a son, Curtis Muesse of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Adler of Pasadena and Mrs. Bernice Valentine of Lancaster; two brothers, Paul Muesse of Waco and Monroe Muesse of Malone; two sisters, Mrs. Wanda Hamilton of Hillsboro and Mrs. Lydia Klein of Waco; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Allen Manske, Herman Muesse Jr., Henry Leowe, Ellan Sonnenberg, Leon Sonnenberg, and Melvin Huse.

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William Oscar "Jake" Hunt
Aug 12, 1899 - Apr 27, 1977

Jake Hunt Funeral Services Held

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 28, in the Frost Baptist Church for William O. "Jake" Hunt, 77, longtime resident of Frost. He died Wednesday, April 27.

Officiating at the service were the Rev. James Aldridge, former pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, and the Rev. Jerry Sheffield. Burial was in Frost Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Corinne Hunt of Frost; a son, Travis Hunt of DeSoto; four daughters, Mrs. Syble Yates of Fort Worth, Mrs. Pat Bradley of Italy, Miss Peggy Hunt of Dallas, and Mrs. Sandy Buckley of DeSoto; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Hodge of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

Pallbearers were Nelson German, Doug Hightower, Ethan Melton, Ervin Melton, Bill Thomas, and Edwin Sheppard.

Hunt had worked for Navarro County Precinct 4 for more than 40 years.

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Icy Dora (Parker) Rhodes
May 17, 1881 - Jul 9, 1977

Dora Rhodes, 96, Services Held

Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, at the Blooming Grove First Baptist Church for Mrs. Dora Rhodes, 96, of Dresden. She died Saturday, July 9.

Officiating at the service were the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor of First Baptist; the Rev. T.R. Vaughn; and the Rev. John DeRusha. Burial followed in Cryer Creek Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include two sons, John Rhodes Jr. of Barry and C. L. Rhodes of BG; three daughters, Lillian McGraw of Barry, Vernice McGraw of Blooming Grove, and LaVerle Boyd of Dresden; 24 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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Elmer Allen Garner
Aug 27, 1915 - May 13, 1977

Services Held In BG For Former Resident

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 14, at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove, for Elmer A. Garner, 61, of Corsicana. Garner died in Navarro County Memorial Hospital on Friday.

Garner was a former resident of the area.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. Mickey Loftis and the Rev. T.R. Vaughn. Burial was at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kathlene Garner of Corsicana, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Moore of Fort Worth and Mrs. Sandra Thomas of Corsicana.

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Mamie Jane (Garrett) Hollingsworth
Nov 30, 1894 - May 19, 1977

Mrs. Mamie Hollingsworth Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Hollingsworth, 90, were held Saturday, May 21, at the Blooming Grove Church of Christ, with Brother Dennis Crecelius of the Italy Church of Christ, officiating, assisted by the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in BG.

Burial followed at Dresden Cemetery. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of both services.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. Hollingsworth moved to the BG area at age 6. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She died Thursday, May 19, at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J.D. Patterson of BG; a granddaughter, Mrs. George Neel of Lorena; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Paul Hall, Rex Smith, Arlin Moore, Clyde Hollingsworth, Roy Melton and Elmer Ledbetter.

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Ira L. McMillan
Aug 20, 1909 - Jun 3, 1977

Services Held For Ira McMillan, 67

Funeral services for Ira L. McMillan, 67, were held Sunday, June 5, at the Dresden United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Dresden Cemetery, with the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, officiating. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include a brother, Jerry McMillan of Irving; a sister, Vally Johnson of Alpine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Douglas Melton, Dean Melton, Norman Brister, Ralph Gray, Odell Cox, and Ralph Putman.

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Ira Russell Scoggins
Sep 12, 1913 - Jun 10, 1977

Funeral Services Set For Ira Russell Scoggins, 64

Funeral services for former Blooming Grove resident, Ira Russell Scoggins, 64, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor of the BG First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery. Scoggins died Friday, June 10, in Pasadena, Calif. Both services will be under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Ora Scoggins of Pasadena, Calif.; 2 sons, Roy Lee Scoggins and Jessie Glen Scoggins, both of Corsicana; 3 daughters, Mrs. Billie Grounds of Bellville, and Mrs. Betty Morton both of Ennis; a brother, W.J. Scoggins of Minnesota; 3 sisters, Mrs. Vera Parten of California, and Mrs. Mae Burton and Mrs. Ina Sanders, both of El Paso; 13 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Morton, J.B. Dawson, James Grounds, Jimmy Harris, Freddy McKinnley and Horace McAdams.

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Ira Russell Scoggins
Sep. 12, 1913 - Jun. 10, 1977

I. R. Scoggins

BLOOMING GROVE

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel for Ira Russell Scoggins, 64, native of Navarro County, who died Friday in Pasadena, Calif.

Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Lee Scoggins of Corsicana, Jessie Glen Scoggins of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. Billy Grounds of Bellville, Mrs. Betty Morton of Ennis, and Mrs. Reda Dawson of Ennis; one brother, W. J. Scoggins of Minnesota; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Parten of California, Mrs. Mae Barton of El Paso, Mrs. Ina Sanders of El Paso; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Morton, J. B. Dawson, James Grounds, Jimmy Harris, Freddy McKinnley and Horace McAdams.

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Lill A. Melton
Dec 24, 1902 - Jun 27, 1977

Lill A. Melton Services Set
Funeral services for Lill A. Melton, 74, of Dresden, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the Dresden Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor, officiating.
A retired farmer, Melton died Monday, June 27, in Houston's Northwest Hospital.
Survivors include his widow, Myrtis Melton of Dresden; two sons, Maurice Melton of Houston, and Christopher Melton of Dresden; a daughter, Dorothy Gonzales of Dresden; two sisters, Mrs. Claude Moore of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ola Sims of Waco; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Barry Melton, Morris Gonzales, Everett Sims, Orville Moore, Ethan Melton and Ervin Melton.

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Lill Melton
DRESDEN - Services for Lill Melton, 74, a lifelong resident of Dresden who died Monday in Houston, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Dresden Methodist Church. The Rev. Leroy Reaves and the Rev. W.A. Corley will officiate, with burial in Dresden Cemetery.
Melton was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Myrtis Melton of Dresden; two sons, Maurice Melton of Houston and Christopher Melton of Dresden; one daughter, Dorothy Gonzales of Dresden; two sisters, Mrs. Claude Moore of Corsicana and Mrs. Ola Sims of Waco; eight
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Barry Melton, Morris Gonzales, Everett Sjms, Orville Moore, Ethan Melton, and Irvin Melton.
Services are under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home

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Odie Gay Rasco
May 8, 1907 - Sep 5, 1977

Funeral Services To Be Wed. For O. Rasco

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 7 at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Odie Gay Rasco, 77, of Blooming Grove.

Rasco, a retired cattle buyer, died Monday, Sept. 5, in a Hubbard hospital following a short illness.

Services will be under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home, with burial in Dresden Cemetery. The Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of First Baptist Church will officiate.

Rasco is survived by his widow, Olevia Ruth Rasco; one son, E.G. Rasco, of Navarro Mills; two daughters, Sharon Davis of Mesquite, and Sherlene Crenshaw of Irving; two brothers, E.J. Rasco of Irving, and Billy Rasco of Purdon; four sisters, Enid Dyer, Juanita Northcutt and Odessa Lynch, all of Irving, and Dorlisca Thorn of Barry, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Jorden, J.W. Williams, Bill Kendrick, Melvin Boatman, Robert Gorden and Tommy Gorden.

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Rocky John Whitener
Jan 24, 1957 - Aug 28, 1977

Funeral Services Held For R. Whitener

Services for Rocky John Whitener, 20, who died in an auto accident Sunday, Aug. 28, in Lubbock, were held Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Corsicana. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.

His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Moore and Mrs. Elsie Whitener, reside in Blooming Grove.

He was a student at Texas Tech University.

Other survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Whitener of Lubbock and a sister, Melinda Whitener of Lubbock.

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Ruth Vaughn
Sep 21, 1907 - Apr 4, 1977

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Vaughn

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 6, for Mrs. T.R. (Ruth) Vaughn, 69, in the Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana, with the Rev. Gene Gardner, pastor, and the Rev. Billy Daniels officiating.

Burial followed in Dresden Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include her husband, Elder T.R. Vaughn of BG; one son, Roland Vaughn of Dallas; two brothers, Frank DeHart of Hillsboro and Harry DeHart of Athens; one sister, Mrs. Larue Brunson of San Diego, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jim Ray, Jerry Neal, T.I. Smothermon, W.S. Sears, Paul Owens and Donny Blevins.

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Willie Vera (Wilson) Davis-Schrader-Weeks-Ingram
Oct 19, 1913 - May 2, 1977

Former Resident Mrs. Ingram, 63, Services Set In Corsicana

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Vera Wilson Ingram, 63, of Garland, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. She died Monday, May 2, in Dallas.

A native of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Ingram was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Wilson.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Billie Yvonne Pierce of Garland; one son, Walter R. Ingram of Phoenix, Ariz.; 2 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

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Robert Lee Kagler
May 19, 1891 - Mar 3, 1977

Bob Kagler, 85, Funeral Services At BG Baptist

Funeral services for Robert L. "Bob" Kagler, 85, were held Friday, March 4, in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in
Rose Hill Cemeter. He died early Thursday morning, March 3, at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

A member of the First Baptist Church, Kagler served the church as song leader for about 50 years. He was born near Brenham but had lived in BG most of his life. He was probably best known for his skills as a self-taught veterinarian to many area farmers and ranchers.

Survivors include a son, J.E. "Dick" Kagler of McFarland, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Oria Fiessner of Brazoria and Mrs. Lillie Briggs of Eagle Lake; four brothers, Walter Kagler of Waco, and V.T., Charles and Ed [Fred] Kagler, all of BG; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Ben Kagler of BG.

Pallbearers were Harold D. McGraw, Jim Colvard, Ronald Lynch, Melvin Lynch, Miller Reid and John Phillips.

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Robert Kagler

BLOOMING GROVE - Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Robert L. (Bob) Kagler, 85, who died Thursday in the Corsicana Nursing Home.

The Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor, officiated and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements were with Bradley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Harold D. McGraw, Jim Colvard, Ronald Lynch, Melvin Lynch, Miller Reid, and John Phillips.

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Ernest Eugene Prince
Sep 13, 1939 - Oct 19, 2008

Earnest Eugene Prince, 69, of Golden Meadow, Louisiana passed away on October 19, 2008. He was born on September 13, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas. Visitation will be from 8:00AM - 10:00AM on Thursday October 23, 2008. Graveside service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday October 23, 2008 at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas. Officiating service will be Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr.

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Anna Lee (McSween) Treadaway
Sep 15, 1898 - Mar 14, 1977

Services Held For Mrs. Treadway [sic] Former Resident

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Treadway, 83, were held in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove on Friday, March 18, with the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of BG, officiating.

A former resident of BG, Mrs. Treadway died in Napa, Calif., on Monday, March 14. She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, B.V. Treadway of Napa, Calif.; one son, Hal Treadway of California; and one brother, Claude Gilliam of Houston.

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Mrs. Treadaway

BLOOMING GROVE - Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove for Mrs. B. V. (Anna) Treadaway, 83, former resident of Blooming Grove, who died Monday in Napa, Calif.
The Rev. W. A. Corley, First Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of Napa, a son, Hal Treadaway, of California; and a brother, Claude Gilliam of Houston.

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Rufus Herrin Pevehouse
Jun 4, 1900 - Apr 14, 1977

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Nimrod Garrett "Nim" Truelove
Mar 14, 1900 - Apr 12, 1977

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Nim Truelove, 77

Funeral services for Nim G. Truelove, 77, a native of Blooming Grove, were held Wednesday, April 13, in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. He died Tuesday, April 12, in Corsicana.

Survivors included a sister, Mrs. Annie Armstrong of Waxahachie; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Jack Armstrong, John Gillen, Charlie Armstrong, Floyd Armstrong, Carl Daniel and Joe McGraw.

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James Everett Bryant
May 26, 1884 - Apr 22, 1977

Funeral Services Held Sunday For James Bryant

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 24, in the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for James Everett Bryant, 92, who died Friday, April 22, in Corsicana, after a long illness.

Officiating at the service were the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of BG, and the Rev. Richard Laster, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of BG. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of the Bradley Funeral Home.

Bryant is survived by two children, Robert and Gertie Bryant, both of Blooming Grove; one brother Alex Bryant of Blooming Grove; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ricky Don Sykes, Ballard Sykes, Troy Sykes, Jeff Bryant, Mike Bryant and Kenneth Bryant.

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James E. Bryant

BLOOMING GROVE - Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for James Everett Bryant, 92, of Blooming Grove, who died Friday in Corsicana after a lengthy illness.

The Rev. W.A. Corley will officiate, with the Rev. Richard Laster assisting.  Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Bradley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his children Robert and Gertie Bryant of Blooming Grove; one brother Alex Bryant of Blooming Grove; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Don Sykes, Ballard Sykes, Troy Sykes, Jeff Bryant, Mike Bryant and Kenneth Bryant.

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Jerry Vivian "Bud" Holditch
Dec 22, 1903 - Apr 30, 1977

Services Held Monday For Bud Holditch

Funeral services for J.V. "Bud" Holditch, 73, were held Monday May 2, in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove, followed by burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. He died in Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana on Saturday, April 30.

Officiating at the service were the Rev. Roy Davis, retired Methodist minister, and the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

A native of Navarro County, Holditch was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Annie Jewel Hotditch of Blooming Grove; 1 daughter, Mrs. Mozell Madera of BG; 4 brothers, F.T. Holditch and Charlie Holditch, both of BG, Jack Holditch of Denton and Damon Holditch of Tyler; 3 sisters, Mrs. Aline Saunders of Waxahachie, Mrs. Nanette Daniels of BG, and Mrs. Lois Moore of Corsicana; and 3 grandsons, Jerry Madera of the U.S. Navy and Dudley and David Madera, both of BG.

Pallbearers were Noel Furra, Bobby Ralston, Floyd Armstrong, Walter Bigger, Woodrow Watson, Baze Watkins, Doyle Collins, and Buddy Pullin. Honorary pallbearers were the Men's Bible Class of the Methodist Church.

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J. V. Holditch

BLOOMING GROVE -  Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday  in the Bradley Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove for J.B. (Bud) Holditch, 73, a resident of Blooming Grove, who died Saturday in Corsicana.  The Rev. Roy Davis was to officiate, assisted by Rev. W.A. Corley.  Burial was to be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Annie Jewel Holditch of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Mozell Madera of Blooming Grove; four brothers, F.T. Holditch and Charlie Holditch, both of Blooming Grove, Jack Holditch of Denton, and Dayon Holditch of Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Aline Saunders of Waxahachie, Mrs. Nanette Daniels of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Lois Moore of Corsicana; by three grandsons and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Noel Furra, Bobby Ralston, Floyd Armstrong, Walter Bigger, Woodrow Watson, Baze Watkins, Boyle Collins, and Buddy Pullin.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men's Methodist Bible Class.

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Mattie Ruth (Hiler) Hennon-Estes-Niver
Aug 14, 1925 - Jul 26, 1977

BG Native Mrs. Niver, 51 Services Held

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 28, at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church for Mrs. Mattie Ruth (Hiler) Niver, 51, of Houston. The former BG resident died Tuesday, July 26, in a Houston Hospital.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor of the BG United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Roy Felder. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, George E. Niver Jr. of Houston; one son, Thomas Estes of Austin; one daughter, Jan Brown of Houston; her mother, Mrs. Georgia Hiler of BG; three brothers, Doug Hiler of BG, Ronnie Hiler of Trinidad, and Hubert Hiler of Granbury; seven sisters, Mrs. Fern Woodland, Mrs. Sadie Hill, Mrs. Maxine Armstrong, and Mrs. Dot Russell, all of BG, Mrs. Macel Nicholson of Barry, Mrs. Inez Hemingway of Midland, and Mrs. Barbara Garrison of Malakoff; and four grandchildren, Sloan Brown and Stacy Brown, both of Houston, and Jason Estes and Zachary Estes, both of Austin.

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Mrs. Niver

BLOOMING GROVE -
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church here for Mrs. Mattie Ruth (Hiler) Niver, 51, who died Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.
The Revs. Roy Felder and Leroy Reaves will officiate with burial following in the Rose Hill Cemetery for the former
Blooming Grove resident.
Survivors include her widower, George E. Niver Jr. of Houston; one son, Thomas Estes of Austin; one daughter, Jan Brown of Houston; her mother, Mrs. Georgia Hiler of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Hubert Hiler of Granbury, Doug Hiler of Blooming Grove and Ronnie Hiler of Trinidad; seven sisters, Mrs. Fern Woodland of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Inez Hemingway of Midland; Mrs. Sadie Hill, Mrs. Maxine Armstrong and Mrs. Dot Russell, all of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Macel Nicholson of Barry and Mrs.
Barbara Garrison of Malakoff and four grandchildren.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home, and the family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Roger Louis Elkins
July 8, 1898 - Apr 26, 1977

Services Held For Former Resident, Roger Elkins

Funeral services for Roger Lewis Elkins, 78, a native of Barry, were held recently in Waco. A resident of Hewitt at the time of his death, Elkins was a retired grocer and restauranteur.

Among the survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ann Elkins of Hewitt and two daughters, Mrs. Bettye Hutyra of Woodway and Mrs. Edity Hutyra of Hewitt.

Officiating at the services was the Rev. E.A. Jordan of Blooming Grove.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - June 1, 1977
  • Parents: Walter A. Elkins and Ellen N. Elkins Information from SSDI and TXDI and census records
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Robert E. Bush
Mar 22, 1918 - Oct 20, 2008

Memorial services for Robert E. Bush, 90, of Athens and formerly of Corsicana are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Chapel in Athens with the Rev. Bill Watson and the Rev. Bill Pemberton officiating. Mr. Bush died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Athens. He was born March 22, 1918, in Navarro County to the late Richard and Willie Mae Garlington  Bush. He graduated from Texas A and M in 1940 and served in the United States Army during World War II in the campaign for South Africa. He worked for the Railroad Retirement Board for 25 years. Robert lived his life with integrity and honesty whether on his job, at home, or serving in his church or community. He served his church in many roles all of his life. On the job at the Railroad Retirement Board he made sure that the employees and families received the benefits they were entitled to, many times seeking out injured employees to ensure they filed for their benefits. Throughout his life, he was the type that stayed in the background with few accolades for his efforts. Those of us who are privileged to have known him will remember him as a man of principle who lived the Christian values he professed. He was a faithful and loving husband to his beautiful wife of 61 years and as a father, he provided an example for living. He was honest in all of his business and personal affairs. He chose to make the right decisions when faced with choices that were less than ethical. His expectations were achievable and well defined and the consequences for misbehavior were swift and just. He was a man who could forgive a wrong doing and never seem to remember the wrong that was done. His life is an example for our family and for the many lives he has touched during his lifetime. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, J.R. Bush. He is survived by his wife, Norma of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Jon Hilsabeck of Austin; granddaughter and husband, April and Bryant Peters of Flagstaff, Ariz.; grandson and wife, Aaron Robert and Christie Parmer of North Bend, Wash.; and five great-grandchildren, Chandler Peters, Dawson Peters, Ethan Peters, Fallon Peters and Orion Robert Parmer. Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

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J. L. Watts
Feb 18, 1921 - Oct 20, 2008

J.L. Watts, 87, of Frost passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Frost to George William Watts and Lela Francis Bailey Watts. He was a longtime member of Frost United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by parents George and Lela Watts of Waxahachie, son Gary Mike Watts of Frost and brother William Douglas Watts of Waxahachie. He is survived by his wife, Faye Watts of Frost; grandson, Jason Watts and wife Kate of Mansfield; great-grandchildren, Lance Watts of Palestine and Jenna Watts of Mansfield; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Watts of Red Oak and Jimmie Dickson of San Angelo; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Watts, Paul Watts, Alex Flores, Chuck Bortch, Dale Cosby and Billy Hargrove. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Bloyd, Eddie Trompler, William Brown and Dr. Kent Rogers. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Louise (Thompson) McCarley
May 22, 1920 - Oct 21, 2008

Mary Louise McCarley
Mary Louise McCarley, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, in Corsicana. A native of Corsicana, she was born on May 22, 1920, to Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thompson. She attended Trinity University and made her home in San Antonio, where she was a longtime buyer for a boutique and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She also held membership and served in various offices in the San Antonio Kennel Club. After returning to Corsicana some 20 years ago, she became an active member of First Baptist Church and the Corsicana Woman’s Club. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home, where the family will welcome friends. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Mrs. McCarley was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Paul McCarley, who was a basketball coach and orthopedic specialist in the San Antonio School District. She is survived by her first cousin and husband, Cora Nell and Bill Brietz of Corsicana, their son and daughter, Kyle Brietz and Kimberly Brietz Palmer and her son, Dillon Palmer, and numerous other cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to either First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110 or to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110.Mrs. McCarley’s family especially extends gratitude for the fine and loving care by the entire staff of Twilight Home and Hospice of Cedar Lake during her last illness. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Junell (Linch) Moore-Moore
Mar 12, 1921 - Oct 20, 2008

Junell Linch Moore, 87, of Dawson, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Corsicana. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Dawson with Keith McFarland officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends before the services from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Mrs. Moore was born March 12, 1921, in Dawson to Frances Slater Linch and Lena (Perkins) Linch. She lived most of her life in Dawson and was a 1939 graduate of Dawson High School. Mrs. Moore attended Neilsen’s Beauty College in Dallas and worked as a beauty operator for several years in Rogers and Hubbard. During World War II, she worked for the munitions plant in McGregor as a forklift operator. Mrs. Moore later attended Navarro College and was also a longtime farmer and rancher in the Dawson area along with both of her late husbands. She was very active in the Dawson Garden Club, a lifetime member of the Waco Garden Council and a director of the Dawson Co-op Gin. Mrs. Moore was an active member of First Baptist Church of Dawson for over 60 years where she taught Vacation Bible School and Sunbeams. She also attended the Couples Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church of Dawson. Mrs. Moore was a founding member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and was a messenger to the Baptist General Convention of Texas for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Jack Leon Moore in 1953; her second husband, William Jonas Moore in 1996; a daughter, Jolanda Moore in 1962; and a brother, Charles Reedy Linch in 2001.Survivors include daughters, Jaclanel and Keith McFarland of Spring and Dr. Bilreyna “Reyna” Moore and Sandy Leifeste of Houston; four grandsons, Allen Keith McFarland Jr. of Houston, Linch Moore McFarland of Spring, Jacob Leifeste Moore of Houston and William Leifeste Moore of Houston; an aunt, Sue Perkins Comer of Dawson; two brothers, Dan Slater Linch of Waco and Ronald Lee Linch of Duncanville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Melvern Linch of Stephenville, Marilyn and Joe Hog of Overton, Emma Moore of Jacksonville, and Carolyn and George Moore of Wolfe City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Alice V. (Biles) Neagle
Aug 21, 1932 - Oct 22, 2008

Alice V. Neagle
Mrs. Alice V. Neagle, 76, of Cosicana, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Berry officiating. Pallbearers are Brandon McDonald, James Cates, Daniel Elmore, Chris Cook, Cody Lamb, and Josh Lamb. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Grace and Jared Neagle. She was born Aug. 21, 1932 to Henry and Vera Biles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Neagle, and son, Morris Neagle. Survivors include sons, David Neagle of Loneoak, Marc and his wife Danille Neagle of Austin; daughters, Brenda Alexander and Becky McDonald of Corsicana, and Frances Boehning of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Brandon and his wife Gina McDonald of Blooming Grove, Rachel Patterson of Corsicana, Patrick and Holly Neagle of Celeste, Carly and Michael Neagle of Austin, Josh Neagle of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jason and Tony Neagle of Loneoak, Tasha Tinney of Hillsboro, Noel Tinney of Junction, Jared Neagle of Angus, and Chris Cook, Felicia Cook, and Thereasa Cook all of Corsicana; great-grandchildren Dylan and Dalton McDonald of Blooming Grove, and numerous other great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alvin Franklin Rogers
Mar 20, 1940 - Oct 25, 2008

Alvin Franklin Rogers, 68, of Corsicana, Texas passed away at home on October 25, 2008. He was born on March 14, 1940 in Athens, Texas. He was a faithful Baptist all his life and a machinist for Brown & Root in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rogers; sons, Richard and Becky Stepps of Athens, David and Rita Stepps of Athens; a daughter of Winnsboro, Louisiana; grandchildren, Delores and Drew of Athens, Cortney and Dusty of Athens, Brandon Parrish of Tenaha, Texas, Austin Parrish from Winnsboro, Louisiana, brother, Jody and Barbara Rogers of Corsicana, Lee and Judy of Carrollton, Texas; sister, Joyce Alane and Monroe Patterson of Euless, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:00AM at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Reverend Rufus Nutt will be officiating service. A gathering will be held after the service at the home of Jody and Barbara Rogers.

Lisa (Crabb) Montfort
Jan 1, 1966 - Oct 26, 2008

Lisa Crabb Montfort went home to be with the Lord on Sunday October 26, 2008 at home. She was 42. She was born on January 1, 1966 in Dallas, Texas. Lisa was a wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her father Howard Donald Crabb; sister, Mary Crabb Carr; grandparents, Herman and Edith Hitt and beloved Uncle Don Hitt. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Montfort; mother, Doris Crabb; daughter, Stacy Sarate; grandson, Zaithon Sarate; sisters, Sharon Hackney, Brenda Thomas and Jan Foote; Mother–in-law; Mary Montfort, Sister-in-Law; Tammie McWhorter and Husband James McWhorter, Step-Daughter & Husband; Christi & Jake Tucker, Step-Daughter; Holli Montfort, Step-Grandchildren; Cal Williamson, Zachary Tucker, D. J. Spence and Aaron Spence. She had two nieces, Tammy Burrleson and husband Steve and Jamie Cobb and husband Logan, and a great nephew, Austin Boyd and great niece Amana Carr, and a lifelong friend; Kim. Pallbearers will be Steve Burrleson, Logan Cobb, Roger Carr, Fitzhugh Cobb, David Owen and James McWhorter. Reverend Bruce Carpenter will be officiating service. Visitation will be held Tuesday October 28, 2008 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 2:00PM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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