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CHERYL C. MASSEY
May 14, 1944 - Aug 18, 2008

Cheryl C. Massey, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Monday evening, August 18, 2008, in Corsicana at teh age of 64. She was born in Flint , Michigan on May 14, 1944 to Alfonse Amlotte and Edna Speck Amlotte. She is surivied by her husband Bernie Massey of Corsicana and other family members and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. No other public services are planned.


Linda (Barner) Dycus
Apr 27, 1945 - Aug 14, 2008

Linda Dycus, 63 of Corsicana, passed away August 14, 2008. She was born April 27, 1945 in Tyler Texas to Cooper and Lucille Teer Barner.

She is preceded in death by brother Jack Barner.

She is survived by husband David (Punchy) Dycus, son Matthew Dycus, daughter Kelli Kuykendall all of Corsicana. Brothers William and wife Doris Barner of Hideaway Texas, Stan Barner of Etowah Tennessee. 2 grandchildren Chelsea and Caitlyn. Her dog Psyche. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Sunday August 17, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11:00 am Monday August 18, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea and Dr. David Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Corley, Dave Barton, Keith Sykes, Jim Hodge, Larry Davis, Charlie Knott, Jerod Welch, Roger Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Atchley, Charles Dillard, James Sykes, Charles Herrea, Glenn Gullatt.


James Lynn Carver
Jul 11, 1941 - Aug 12, 2008

Mr. James Lynn Carver, 67, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born on July 11, 1941 in Corsicana.
He worked as a truck driver for many years.

He is survived by his Sons; Craig Carver of Garland, TX, Jason Carver of Dallas, TX, and Jeff Carver of Oklahoma and a daughter; Kristi Barge of Dallas, Tx.

Mr. Carver was cremated and no services are planned at this time


Julio Lopez

Julio Lopez, 69, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2008. Informal visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday at Corley Funeral Home. Services and burial will continue in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Julio López, 69, de Corsicana, falleció en paz el 31 de julio de 2008. Visitacion informal sera el sábado y el domingo en Corley Funeral Home. Servicios y sepelio seguirá en Tamaulipas, Mexico.

 


Hermelinda Lucila (Paniagua) Felipe
Oct 23, 1943 - July 30, 2008

Hermelinda Lucila Felipe, 64 of Corsicana, passed away July 30, 2008 in Corsicana. She was born October 23, 1943 to Leonardo Garcia and Leonaro Paniagua in Mexico City, Mexico.

No services are scheduled at this time.


John Curtis Pennington
abt 1951 - July 27, 2008

Mr. John Curtis Pennington, 57, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born on March 21, 1951 in Palmer, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at the Younger Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating.

Mr. Pennington was preceded in death by his Parents; Ervin & Emma Pennington and a Brother-in-Law; William Jerry Huffman.

He is survived by his Sister; Alene Huffman of Corsicana, TX., Brother; Billy Pennington of Dew, TX., Aunt; Mae Johnson of Corsicana, TX. Niece & Husband; Jeri Alene & Dino Hardin of Corsicana, TX, Nephews; Michael & Gary Pennington of Corsicana, TX., and Steve Pennington of Thornton, TX., and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins


Colleen (Williams) Sanders
July 24, 1926 - July 25, 2008

Colleen Sanders

Colleen Sanders, resident of Frost, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2008 in Corsicana at the age of 82. She was born on July 24, 1926 to Tim Williams and Laura Pagdett Williams.

Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Forreston Cemetery in Ellis County on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.


Samuel S. Ridenour
Sep 23, 1926 - Jul 25, 2008

Samuel S. Ridenour, 81 of Corsicana, passed away July 23, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born September 23, 1926.

Services will be 10am Friday July 25, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.


Kenneth Burton Paschall
Jan 28, 1932 - Jul 11, 2008

Kenneth Burton Paschall, 76, of Corsicana, TX passed away peacefully at his residence on July 11, 2008. He was born on January 28, 1932 in Corsicana, TX. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Paschall; and daughters, Connie Paschall and Cindy Douglas.


Eleanor (Files) Daniel-Currie
Aug 12, 1924 - Oct 26, 2008

Eleanor Daniel Currie
Eleanor Daniel Currie, 84, of Dallas died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas. She is survived by her sisters, Janice Files Conner of New York and Joyce Files Fox of New Hampshire; stepchildren, Elizabeth Currie Williams of Dallas, Alison Currie Meier of Dallas, Thomas W. Currie III of Charlotte, N.C., Margaret Currie Plunkett of Denton, and James S. Currie of Houston; many devoted nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mrs. Currie was born Aug. 12, 1924, to Sidney and Janie Coffin Files in Itasca and was the youngest of six children. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 1945 with a degree in home economics. She married Jere A. Daniel Jr. of Kerens, where she taught school until her retirement in 1984. Jere died in a tragic accident in January of 1984. In retirement, she worked to build up the Kerens Public Library and took a keen interest in local history. A life-long Presbyterian, she served actively in her church and on Presbyterian committees. In 1998 she married the Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Currie Jr. and moved to Dallas. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Sidney and John Files; sister, Sara Files Currie; and her husband, Tom Currie. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kerens Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles A. Reese, James S. Currie and Stephen Plunkett officiating with burial to follow at the Kerens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church, 301 S.E. Third St., Kerens, TX 75144; or the Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, P.O. Box 140888, Austin, TX 78714-9981.Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Barbara Lynn (Ward) Shunkey
Nov 30, 1962- Oct 25, 2008

**Visitation will be Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Midlothian Funeral Home and graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.**

Barbara Lynn Shunkey passed away on October 25, 2008 in Arlington, Texas. She was born November 30, 1962 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Clyde and Patsy Ward. She is survived by her son, James Shunkey, parents, C. L. and Patsy Ward, sister, Lisa Laster and husband, John of Rochester, Michigan, brother, Richard Ward and wife, Stacey of Midlothian and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Mary Ethel (Moore) Young
Sep 28, 1895 - May 14, 1973

The funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ethel Young, 77, were held Wednesday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at the Frost Methodist Church. She died Monday May 14, at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The Revs. Leslie Howard, Frank Williams and James Lane officiated. Burial was at the Frost Cemetery. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Mrs. Young was a member of the W.F.C. in the Frost Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Opal Young, who died in 1920.

Survivors include her husband, Fenton Young; three sons, Lloyd Young of Howard, F. M. Young of Frost, and Travis Young of Cleburne; one daughter, Mrs. Buster Doyle of Italy; three brothers, Joe Moore of Katy, Leo Smith of Frost, and A. C. Smith of Frost; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Rudd and Mrs. Nettie Mitchell, both of Frost; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Casket Bearers were Tom Hooser, Elvis Brown, Pete Sharp, Truman Raley, Ervin Moore and Joe Parum.

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Roy Garlon Allen
Nov 16, 1913 - Apr 17, 1974

Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday at the Frost Baptist Church for Roy Gordon Allen, 60 resident of Frost, who died Wednesday in Denver, Colo.

Rev. James Aldridge, pastor, officiated and burial was held at Frost Cemetery, under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

He was a 1932 graduate of Frost High School and a retired employee of the Houston Post Office.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Annie Allen of Frost; four brothers, O. L. Allen and James K. Allen both of Dallas, Joe A. Allen of Saratoga, Calif and Glenn Allen of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Gelwick of Denver and Mrs. Ruby Lee Evans of Dallas.

Pallbearers were Troy Allen Evans, James R. Allen, Robert W. Allen, Ronnie C. Allen, James K. Allen II and Frank Allen.

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Raymond D. "Rex" Bibby
Dec 5, 1908 - Dec 1, 1977

Funeral Services Held For Rex Bibby, 68

Funeral services were held recently in El Paso for R.D. "Rex" Bibby, 68, whose widow, Mrs. Julia Mae Boyd Bibby, is a former Blooming Grove resident and graduate of BGHS.

Mrs. Bibby's brother is W. E. Boyd of Dresden, and she is a niece of Myrtie Saunders of BG.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Dec 28, 1977
  • Parents: Jerry T. Bibby and Emma Bibby (from census records) Birth and death dates from SSDI and TXDI
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  • No cemetery mentioned
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Connie Cloree Eldredge
Feb 6, 1902 - Jan 2, 1978

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Eldredge

Funeral services for Mrs. Connie Cloree Eldredge, 75, of Sadler and a native and former resident of Frost, were held recently at the Sadler Baptist Church, followed by burial at the Sadler Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Joe Lee and Jimmie Eldredge, both of Gainesville and Jerry Eldredge of Austin; and four daughters Mrs. Leverne Burton of Irving, Mrs. Weouna Kirby and Mrs. Geraldine Ford, both of Sadler, and Mrs. Billie Allison of Humble.

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James P. Pullin
Mar 4, 1888 - Feb 18, 1978

Former Resident's Funeral Services Held In Tyler

Funeral services for James P. Pullin of Tyler were held in Tyler Sunday, Feb. 19, with burial there.

Mr. Pullin died Saturday morning in a Tyler hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Freestone County and had lived in Tyler 60 years. He lived in Blooming Grove before moving to Tyler.

Survivors in addition to his wife and three daughters, include two sisters, Mrs. Myrtie Saunders and Mrs. Lissie Boyd, both of Blooming Grove.

Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.

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Corinne (Sisson) Hunt
Mar 24, 1905 - Sep 6, 1977

Frost Resident, Mrs. Hunt Dies

Funeral services for Mrs. Corinne Hunt of Frost, were held Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Frost Baptist Church, with burial in Frost Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.

Survivors include a son, Travis Hunt of DeSoto; four daughters, Mrs. Sybil Yates of Fort Worth, Mrs. Pat Bradley of Italy, Miss Peggy Hunt of Dallas and Mrs. Sandy Buckley of DeSoto; 9 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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John F. King
Apr 30, 1885 - Sep 15, 1977

BG Services Held For John King, 90

Funeral services for John F. King, 92, a former resident of Blooming Grove, were held Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in BG., with the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor of the BG First Baptist Church, and the Rev. T. R. Vaughn, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed in Frost Cemetery.

He died Thursday in Fort Worth, where he had been residing for the past several years.

Survivors include two sons, D. K. King, of Fort Worth and Darrell King of Joshua; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Grammer, Steven Smith, Bradley King, Verlan Ewing, Mark Grammer, and John L. Meador.

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Elizabeth Caroline "Liezzy" Baird
Feb 23, 1894 - Sep 29, 1977

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Baird 83

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Caroline Baird, 83, were held Friday, Sept. 30, at the Frost United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Frost Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

Area survivors are Raymond Y. Baird of Mertens, a son; and Mrs. Mattie Dell Short of Frost, a daughter.

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Mrs. Baird

FROST Services were to be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Frost Methodist Church for Mrs. Elizabeth Caroline Baird, 83, resident of Frost, who died Thursday in Hillsboro.

The Rev. Woody Flynt was to officiate with burial following at Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond Y. Baird of Mertens and James R. Baird of Hillsboro; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Dell Short of Frost; a grandson, a granddaughter, and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

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Lena Scott
Jul 8, 1887 - Nov 16, 1977

Funeral Services Held For Miss Lena Scott In Frost

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 18 at the Frost Baptist Church for Miss Lena Scott, 90, of Frost, who died Wednesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Services were conducted by the Revs. James Baggett, James Aldridge, and C.C. Ellis, under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home with burial in Frost Cemetery.

Miss Scott was a life-long member of Frost Baptist Church and had been a choir member for 65 years.

Survivors include a brother, H. A. Scott of Kerens; a sister-in-law Mrs. J. B. Scott; a niece, Mrs. Patsy Gartman of Richardson; four nephews, H. A. Scott Sr. of Irving, Jerry S. Scott of Corsicana, Ben Scott of Richardson and Dr. Jerry B. Scott of Lansing, Mich.

Pallbearers were Milton Witt, Sam Scott, John Hauser, Joe Scott, Gary Gartman and James Gartman.

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Elmer Earl Omberg
Aug 29, 1897 - Nov 20, 1977

Services Held For Elmer Omberg At Frost Baptist

Funeral services were held Monday in the Frost Baptist Church for Elmer Earl Omberg, 80, who died Sunday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Officiating was the Rev. James Baggett, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church. Burial followed in Frost Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Omberg of Frost; two daughters, Mrs. June Severs of El Paso, and Mrs. Betty Goodman of Waco; a son, Jack Omberg of Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Lenna Moore of Dallas, Mrs. Lucille Abner of Palestine and Mrs. Ruby Honea of Arlington; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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George Homer Price
Jun 18, 1909 - Nov 30, 1977

Funeral Services Held For G. H. Price, 68

Funeral services for George H. Price, 68, of Frost, were held Friday, Dec. 2, at the Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Baggett and the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Frost Cemetery.

The services for Price who died Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Irving Community Hospital, were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fannie Price of Frost; three sons, George H. Price Jr. of Alexandria, La., Lonnie Price of Irving, and Curtis Price of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. Iris Freeman of Irving and Mrs. Brenda Pope of Arlington; his mother, Mrs. Mary Ila Price of Dallas; a brother, Leon Price of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Cassie Morgan of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Edith Clifton of Dallas; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phil Freeman, Ray Price, Johnny Price, Nicky Price, Randy Miller, and Jim Read.

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Joseph Barton "Doc" Jones
Mar 2, 1891 - Jan 26, 1978

Joseph Jones, 86, Funeral Services Held In Frost

Funeral services for Joseph Barton Jones, 86, of Frost, were held Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Frost United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Frost Cemetery. Jones died Thursday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Survivors include a son, Charles Ray Jones of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Kay Porter of Seymour, Mrs. Jean Melton of Mesilla Park, N.M., Mrs. Betty Joe Maddinger of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Mrs. Anne Ballew of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Leo Chamberlain of Dallas; three stepchildren, Fred Grimes Jr. of Fort Worth, Mrs. Mary Pruex of Marion, Ohio, and Mrs. Gene Grimes of Leander.

Bradley Funeral Home of Frost was in charge of services.

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J. T. Cavender
Mar 27, 1909 - Dec 10, 1977

J. T. Cavender Funeral Services Held Monday

Funeral services were held Monday in Corsicana for J. T. Cavender, 68, of Corsicana.

Maxie Boren, Church of Christ minister, officiated. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Cavender died Saturday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Cavender of Rice and James W. Cavender of Laramie, Wyo.; five grandsons, and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Cavender was a Blooming Grove Lions football fan and a faithful supporter of the team, attending games both at home and on the road. His presence will be missed by his football friends.

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Benjamin Franklin Sites
Nov 10, 1891 - Jan 23, 1978

Wednesday Funeral Services Set For Benjamin Sites, 86

Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Sites, 86, of Dresden will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Dresden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

Services were under direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

A native of Caldwell County, Texas, Sites died Monday, Jan. 23, in the Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Opal Sites of Dresden; three sons, Grady Hendrix of Corsicana and formerly police chief in Blooming Grove, Frank Sites Jr. of South Carolina, and Tommy Sites, with the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Lola Parker of San Angelo and Mrs. Opal Leonard of Dallas; two brothers, J. T. Sites of Burnett and H. I. Sites of Leander; four sisters, Miss Lula Mae Sites and Mrs. Cora Hughes, both of Dallas, Mrs. Mary Hunter of San Antonio and Mrs. Willie Bernice Achilles of New Mexico; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

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Compton Linton Hopson
Jun 24, 1901 - Feb 8, 1978

Funeral Services Held For Compton Hopson

Funeral services for Compton L. Hopson, 76, of Emmett, were held Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Blooming Grove Church of Christ, with Clovis Allen officiating. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mary O. Hopson of Emmett; four sons, Frank L. Hopson of Maryland, Cecil Hopson of Odessa, Timothy Hopson of Mesquite and Harold Hopson of College Station; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Lee of Arizona, and Mrs. Lula Craft of Richardson; three brothers; one sister; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

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Debby White
Apr 8, 1888 - Feb 20, 1978

Mrs. Debby White Services Set Wednesday At Central Baptist

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, for Mrs. Debby Sarah White, 89, a former resident of Blooming Grove. Services will be in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in BG, with the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of Central Baptist Church in BG, officiating. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery. She died Monday, Feb. 20, in Fort Worth.

She had lived with her son, Bobbie J. White, in Fort Worth for the past 17 years.

Other survivors include 2 sons, Grover White of Hubbard and Robert White of Denison; 5 daughters, Tommie Padgett of Aledo, Peggy Chaney of Stamford, Frances Baldwin of Houston, and Rhodie Wilson and Blanche Owens, both of Athens; a sister, Bell Hawkins of Hubbard; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Willie L. "Bill" Bryant
May 26, 1923 - Feb 14, 1978

Bill Bryant, 54, Services Held

Funeral services for Bill Bryant, 54, of Barry were held Thursday Feb. 16, in Corsicana, followed by burial in Dresden Cemetery.

Bryant, who was a native and lifelong resident of Barry, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Barham of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Estell Coker of Barry and Mrs. Mary McAda of Campbellton; and two brothers, Roy Bryant of Waxahachie and Jack Bryant of Barry.

Pallbearers were Jack Armstrong, Sidney Moore, Chess Kitchens, Clyde Nicholson, Carrie Cobb and Johnny Clidewell.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 22, 1978
  • Parents: Will B. Bryant and Mary Bryant (information from census records)

Eulis Oliver "Ope" Green
Sep 27, 1909 - Sep 27, 1977

E. O. Green, 68, Funeral Services Held

Funeral services for Eulis Oliver "Ope" Green, 68, were held Thursday, Sept. 29, at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor, and the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in BG, officiating.

Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of BG.

A native of BG and a retired electrician, Green died Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

He is survived by his widow, Lucille Green of BG; a son, Eulis C. Green of Baytown; a daughter, Mrs. Sammie Jean Freeman of Oracle, Ariz.; a brother, Earnest Green of Cedar Creek; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Hollifield of Waco; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Garvin, Earl Garvin, Gene Christie, Roy Southard, Pete Ingram, J.L. Brumbelow, Buford Hollifield, and Claude Story.

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John Michael Green
Apr 3, 1956 - Sep 7, 1977

John Green, 21, Funeral Services Held

Funeral services for John Michael Green, 21, of Farmington, N.M., a native of Navarro County, were held Sunday, Sept. 11, at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of BG.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Green of Farmington, N.M.; two brothers, Jerry Cagle of Counselors, N.M., and Fred Green of Lybrokk, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Cox of Farmington, N.M., and Mrs. Jan Homes of Lamar, Colo.; and a grandmother, Mrs. Ola Frederick of BG.

Other relatives who reside in the Blooming Grove-Frost area include two uncles, Ray Green of BG and Jay D. Frederick of Frost; and three aunts, Mrs. Ruth Rasco of BG, Mrs. Ila Frederick of BG, and Mrs. Bonnie Story of BG.

Pallbearers were Mike Rasco, Eddie Rasco, Jim Frederick, Thomas Lynch, Phillip Story, and Jerald Tyley.

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Richard Van Dyke Burns
Jan 23, 1900 - Sep 9, 1977

Funeral Services Held For R. V. Burns, 77

Funeral services for Richard Vandyke Burns, 77, were held Sunday, Sept. 11, in the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Leroy Reeves, pastor, and the Rev. Harold Burns officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of BG.

Graveside services were conducted by members of the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge #497

Survivors include one brother, J. R. Burns of Dallas; one sister, Rhea Burns Jaffee, Dallas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Tabitha Allie (Johnson) King
Apr 1, 1888 - Sep 19, 1977

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. King

Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Johnson King, 89, a former resident of Blooming Grove, were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. King died Sunday in Corsicana where she had resided for several years.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. Roy Davis and the Rev. Wesley Howard. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1957, and a daughter, Edith, in 1928, Mrs. King is survived by five children. Luceil Batton of Corsicana; Jo Ann Williams of Harlingen; J. A. King Jr., of Dallas; B J. King of Marshall; and Billie King of Arlington; and eight grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jeff Johnson of California, and several nieces and nephews.

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Frances Emaline (Fletcher) Lewis
Jul 28, 1873 - Nov 27, 1977

Mrs. Lewis, BG's Oldest Citizen, Dies

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Francis Emaline Lewis, 104, BG's oldest resident.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. Paul Rone, former pastor of the BG Methodist Church, and the Rev. Leroy Reaves, present pastor. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home in BG.

Mrs. Lewis died Sunday evening in Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana after a short illness.

Born in Tennessee and raised in Alabama, Mrs. Lewis came to Texas with her husband in 1897 in a covered wagon. On the trip to Texas, her first child, Mrs. Ethel Hollingsworth (with whom she lived at the time of her death), was born. Mrs. Lewis had been living in BG with Mrs. Hollingsworth since 1949.

She has been a member of the Methodist Church since 1884. Mrs. Lewis would have celebrated her 105th birthday on July 28, 1978.

Survivors include two sons, W. O. Lewis of BG, and Mack A. Lewis of Orange; four daughters, Mrs. Sue Stamper and Mrs. Gertrude Lewis, both of Dallas, Mrs. Florence Hullum of Tyler and Mrs. Ethel Hollingsworth of BG; a sister, Mrs. Lula Kilgore of Midland; 24 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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J. T. Bryant 
May 6, 1918 - Dec 9, 1977

Services Held For J. T. Bryant At 1st Baptist

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 11 at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for J. T. Bryant, 59, of Blooming Grove.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery with services under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Blooming Grove. Conducting the services were the Revs. W. A. Corley, A. F. Sanders and B. W. Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Bryant, a son, Michael J. Bryant, a daughter, Kathy Elaine Bryant, his father, Alex Bryant all of Blooming Grove; a brother, Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Watkins of Blooming Grove.

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J. T. Bryant

BLOOMING GROVE - Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for J.T. Bryant, 59, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

The Revs. W.A. Corley, A.F. Sanders and B.W. Johnson will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Masons will conduct graveside rites.

He was born in Blooming Grove, and was a member of Barry Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Bryant of Blooming Grove; a son, Michael J. Bryant of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Miss Kathy Elaine Bryant of Blooming Grove; his father, Alex Bryant of Blooming Grove; a brother, Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie and a sister Mrs. Lillian Watkins of Blooming Grove.

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Sarah Ann Green
Jul 16, 1891 - Dec 18, 1977

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Sarah Green

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Sarah Ann Green, 86, who died Sunday.

Officiating was the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in BG. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Survivors include a son, R. L. Green of BG, a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Joe Eaton of Raleigh, Kans.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Green

BLOOMING GROVE—Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Sarah Ann Green, 85, resident of Blooming Grove, who died yesterday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor, will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a son, R. L. Green of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Joe Eaton of Raleigh, Kans., eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Gary Eaton, Jerry Eaton, Claude Eaton, Darwood Gantt, R. D. Dozier, and Leroy Ewing.

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Beatrice Price
May 8, 1905 - Jan 16, 1978

Beatrice Price Funeral Services Set Wednesday

Funeral services for Miss Beatrice Price, 73, former Blooming Grove School teacher, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ada Belle Price of Barry and Mrs. Lennie Price of Alaska; and two nephews.

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Georgia Louis (Holcomb) Hiler
Dec 25, 1897 - Feb 20, 1978

Services Held For Mrs. Hiler, 80

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia L. "Granny" Hiler, 80, of Blooming Grove, were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor of the BG United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of BG.

Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Fern Woodland, Mrs. Inez Hemingway, Mrs. Sadie Hill, Mrs. Macel Nicholson, Mrs. Maxine Armstrong, Mrs. Dot Russell, and Mrs. Barbara Garrison; three sons, Hubert Hiler, Doug Hiler and Ronny Hiler; a sister, Susie Fread of Ennis; a niece, Mrs. Bertha Gorden; 31 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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Gertrude (Patterson) Green
Oct 29, 1887 - Feb 19, 1978

Mrs. Gertrude Green Services Held Monday in BG

Services were held Monday, Feb. 20, for Mrs. Gertrude P. Green, 90, of Lone Cedar. She died Sunday in a Waxahachie Nursing Home. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Officiating at the ceremonies was the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of Central Baptist Church in BG. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Green had lived in the same home at Lone Cedar for 71 years until she broke a hip last May and moved to the nursing home. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and was known as a dedicated church worker and a worker in the annual BG Fair of past years.

Her husband, George, a ginner and farmer, died in 1973. The couple married in 1906.

The Greens were solid backers of the Lone Cedar School in the early part of the century and took in boarders, including many school teachers.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. G.E. Ramsey Jr. of Waxahachie; a grandson, G.E. Ramsey III of Waxahachie; a sister, Ruby A. Boyd of Fort Worth; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Roy Southard, Bill Southard, Aubrey Berry, Jimmy Patterson, G. W. Patterson, and Danny Patterson.

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Billie Jean Baker
May 9, 1929 - Oct 28, 2008

Billie Jean Baker
Billie Jean Baker, 79, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on May 9, 1929 in Corsicana. Mrs. Baker was co-owner of National Incinerator for 38 years. She worked at Adams Hat Factory for several years. She was a volunteer foster parent for the Corsicana State Home and the I.O.O.F. Home. She attended Calvary Baptist Church, and was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Johnny Disotell, John Rutherford, David Rutherford, Dickie Gotcher, Herb Jonas and Tom Glasgow. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lottie Bruce; and a son, Johnny Baker. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Lee Baker of Malakoff; granddaughter and husband, Wendy and Lance Northern of Corbet; granddaughter, Sandy Baker of Eureka; grandsons and wife, Kenny and Christi Baker of Plano, Darrin Baker of Boaz, Ala., and Lonnie Rainwater of Birmingham, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Destiny, Erin and Amber Northern of Corbet, Sean Browning and Krystal Baker of Ennis, Brooke and Kayla Baker of Plano, and Kari Baker of Dallas; one great-great-grandchild, Allix Baker of Ennis; brother and sister-in-law, Troy and Linda Sisson of Canyon Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ardie Turner
Dec 12, 1937 - Oct 26, 2008

Ardie Turner, 70, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Twilight Home. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Pastor Alton Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Eric Lewis, Orlando Williams, Milton Gilbert Jr., Elijah Crittendon, Jerome Pritchett and Roderick Humphrey. Honorary pallbearers will be Elbert Turner, Thomas Turner, Leo Daniel Turner and Robert E. Thomas. Mr. Turner was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Leon County. He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. T. A. Turner and Lela Turner; twin brother, Tardie Turner; and one sister, Dorothy. Survivors include three sisters, Ruby Williams (Marshall Jr.) and Ella Humphrey (Robert), all of Corsicana, and Frances Crittendon of Dallas; four brothers, Elbert Turner (Lois), Thomas “Dock” Turner and Robert Earl Turner (Leila), all of Corsicana, and Daniel Turner of Dallas; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Anna Jane (Sickle) Wagner
Jun 2, 1931 - Oct 26, 2008

Anna Jane Sickle Wagner, age 77, went to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, to be with her loving and caring husband, Lee. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Brushie Prairie. She was born on June 2, 1931, in Georgetown, Iowa, to Andy and Arpie Jane Hynd Sickle. She was the oldest of nine children. Anna married Lee Wagner on Sept. 24, 1951, in Corsicana, who preceded her in death.She was a loving and caring wife and aunt to all of her many nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed sewing, gardening of veggies and flowers; never letting a stray cat or dog go with out being cared for. She was cared for by a loving and devoted niece, Joyce Hughes. Anna is survived by sisters, Margaret Wagner of Fort Worth, Mary (Doy) Johnson of Floris, Iowa, Catherine Ribbink of Muscatine, Iowa, and Wilma (Mike) Sink of Burlington, Iowa; brothers, Andrew (Carol) Sickle of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Jim (Collette) Sickle of Albia, Iowa; sister-in law, Rita Sickle of Eldon, Iowa; and brothers-in law, Eugene (Ruth) Wagner of Paradise, Larry (Mary) Wagner of Conroe, and Carl Self of Frost. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Wagner; and brothers, John and George Sickle. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to American Hospice, 3124 S.E. Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76140.Special thanks to Maribella Assisted Living and Southwest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hughie Mae (Gary) Harrison
May 2, 1885 - Mar 11, 1977

Mrs. Harrison, Former Resident, Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Hughie Gary Harrison, 91, were held Sunday, March 13, in the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, with the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor, and the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Efra Baggett and Mrs. D. K. Lambert, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Earl Wood of Rosenurg and Mrs. Bill Ingram of Mesquite; one sister, Mrs. Callie Harrison of Newton, Miss.; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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Melvin Kenneth Berry
abt 1941 - Oct 18, 1994

Melvin Kenneth Berry, 53, of Tacoma, Wash., died Oct 18, 1994.
Memorial Services will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Jake Davis and Cecil Loranger officiating.
He was born in Libertyhill Texas, and was a long-time resident of Corsicana. He was a retired truck driver from the Teamster Union #45 of Dallas. He was a member of the Corsicana Chapter of IOOF.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Hasenleder of Tacoma, Patty Denny of Harbor City Calif., Carolyn Berry Baxley; a son, Tim Berry of Lakewood, California; and four grandchildren.

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Leonor R. Garcia
abt 1926 - Oct 28, 1994

Leonor R. Garcia, 68, of Corsicana, died Oct 28, 1994, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.
Vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral mas will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, with Father George Monaghan officiaitng. Burial will be in Calvery Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Leonardo Garcia of Corsicana, Leonel Garcia of Corsicana, Joe Garcia of Brownfille, Juan Garcia of Dallas and Paul Garcia of Austin; six daughters, Lucy Felipe, Irma Guicehchi and Leticia Gonzales of Corsicana; Blanca Adame of Lorado, Minerva Shaick of Dallas and Dolores Aguros of Austin; 11 sisters and brothers, 20 grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.

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Albert Truman Taylor
Dec 1, 1908 - Oct 29, 1994

A. T. Taylor, 85, of Corsicana, died Oct 29, 1994, in Corsicana.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will be Monday in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Dec 1, 1908, in Grimes City Texas.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John and Betty Taylor of Dallas; three grandchildren, John A. Taylor Jr. and Allison Taylor, both of Dallas and Amanda Taylor of Savannah, Ga. and six sisters Mrs. L. T. Moore of Houston, Mrs. Elbart Denman, Mrs. Sonny Marsh and Mrs. Raymond Nevill, all of Madisonville and Mrs. Faye Hamilton and Mrs. Alton Nevill, both of Bryan.

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Jerald D. Cates
abt 1930 - Oct 28, 1994

Jerald D. Cates, 64, of Corsicana, died Oct 28, 1994, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Eureka Cemetery, with Horace Cobb officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Imagene Cates of Corsicana; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dean and Pam Cates, Roy Cates and Joe and Joanne Cates, all of Corsicana; one daughter, Linda Stepp of Corsicana; one brother, Milton Cates of Lubbock; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Hattie Pearl and Drew Scottins and Mary Lou and Robert Poulter, all of Lubbock and Gay and Don Johnson of Killeen; three grandsons, Jason Cates, Mike Cates and Chris Cates, all of Corsicana; and three granddaughters, Paula Stepp, Shelly Stepp and Stephanie Cates all of Corsicana.

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Ray Buck Glasgow
Nov 24, 1926 - Oct 26, 1994

Ray Buck Glasgow, 67, died Oct. 26, 1994, in Dallas.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Nov 24, 1926, and was a veteran. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV.
Survivors include his mother Garrett Ruby Buck Glasgow of Dallas; three daughters, Jo Ellen McVey of Dallas, Janeen Tapp of Mesquite, and Jeri Lynn of Houston; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Charles M. Liggett of Pinole, Calif., and Grace and William W. Jones of Boerne, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Betty Glasgow of Shreveport, La.; three aunts; one uncle; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Allyn C. Douglas, Sr

IN MEMORIAM

Allyn C. Douglas, Sr.

Mr. Douglas was born October 5, 1887, and died November 7, 1964.  He attended Corsicana High School.  After graduation, he attended a business college in Dallas.  From there he was employed by Central Texas Grocery Company of Corsicana for twenty-five years.  In the early 1930’s Mr. Douglas and his family moved to Dallas where he was in business in Oak Cliff.  He later was engaged as a school patrolman for six years.

Mr. Allyn Douglas was married to Mrs. Anna Hervey Daniel after his first wife died of a heart attack in 1954.

In 1960 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas moved to Athens where they built a new home on the Daniel Nursery Farm.  Those surviving in this family are the wife, Mrs. Anna Hervey Daniel Douglas, and three sons, A. C. Jr., Theo S. III, and Jack J. Daniel, six grandchildren, and a host of friends.  Mr. Douglas was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Athens, Texas.  He had been a member of the Navarro County Historical Society for several years.

 Mr. Douglas is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.  The pallbearers were George Collins, A. M. Hervey, C. G. Hervey, Moulton Dickson, John Sullivan, and Col. Hal C. Johnson.

                                                                                                --Alva Taylor

Submitted by Jim Douglas


Harold Monroe Yelton
June 16, 1922 - Mar 28, 2006

HAROLD MONROE YELTON - Musician played with Dallas and Richardson symphonies


Harold Monroe "Feathers" Yelton played the French horn for the Dallas Symphony for 26 years and for the Richardson Symphony Orchestra for 13 years. He was known as Feathers to his fellow musicians for the tufts of hair he had on the top of his head.

Mr. Yelton, 83, died Tuesday of pneumonia at a Corsicana hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton . He will be buried in Perry Cemetery in Carrollton .

"He had a passion for music," said granddaughter Celia Roman of Corsicana.

Mr. Yelton taught and performed the French horn for more than 40 years.

He once played for President Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House, his family said. He served with the 322nd Army Air Forces band during World War II and played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and at Radio City Music Hall before joining the Dallas Symphony in 1947, his family said.

He also performed with the Dallas State Fair Musicals from 1949 to 1962.

Mr. Yelton traveled extensively with the Dallas Symphony, his granddaughter said.

In 1950, he married Marjorie Ledbetter, an executive secretary to a Braniff Airways financial officer, Mrs. Roman said.

"They traveled a lot," she said.

In addition to the French horn, Mr. Yelton played the piano and loved to whistle tunes.

"He whistled all the time," said his stepdaughter, Barbara Bryant of Dallas.

Born in Cincinnati, Mr. Yelton grew up in Ohio and Fort Thomas, Ky. He attended Kentucky Military Institute and graduated from high school in Fort Thomas.

He studied at the College of Music in Cincinnati, Columbia University, Southern Methodist University and at what is now the University of North Texas.

In 1955, he received his bachelor's degree from SMU and earned his master's degree there in 1973.

He taught French horn from 1968 to 1970 at East Texas State University, now Texas A&M-Commerce.

His hobbies included collecting stamps, gardening, composing music and cycling.

In addition to his stepdaughter and granddaughter, Mr. Yelton is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ledbetter Yelton of McKinney; a sister, Darlene Wilson of Fort Thomas; a brother, Wilbur Yelton of Kentucky; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - April 1, 2006
Author: JOE SIMNACHER, Staff Writer
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

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YELTON, HAROLD , MONROE (FEATHERS) Born June 16, 1922 in Cincinnati, OH to Edwin Forest Yelton and Mayme Gosney, passed away March 28, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, a brother Edwin Alan and a grandson Mark Edward Hand. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Marjorie Ledbetter Yelton, step-daughter Barbara Bryant, sister Darlene Wilson, brother Wilbur and wife Bernie Yelton, granddaughters Celia Roman and husband Robert, Lisa Liedtke, Teri Chidester and fiance Mike Marsh, Great grandchildren Joshua Mims, Bradley Chidester, Justin Berry, Cody Berry, Evan Chidester, Tanner Chidester, Emily Carroll and great-great grandson Jaxson Mims and many nieces and nephews. Harold retired from the Dallas symphony after 25 years playing the french horn. He also played for President Johnson at the White House, played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Radio City Music Hall, and as a Veteran of WWII played with the US Army band. Harold also enjoyed passing on his love of music by giving lessons for college students and private lessons. A long time Dallas resident, Harold and wife had recently retired to their country home in McKinney. During their marriage they traveled extensively throughout the world. His family will miss their Poppie, but Heaven got a great musician and whistler. Visitation will be held in Rhoton Funeral Home Friday, March 31, 2006 from 5-7PM. Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, April 1, 2006 in the Rhoton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Perry Cemetery in Carrollton , TX. Dignity Rhoton 1511 S. I-35 @ Crosby Carrollton TX 75006
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - March 31, 2006
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

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William Douglas Hamm
March 30, 1933 - Jan 17, 2008

Services for William Douglas Hamm, 74, of Trinidad were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2008, at First United Methodist Church of Trinidad with Jimmy Steele officiating. Interment followed at Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Homes of Malakoff.
Mr. Hamm died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born March 30, 1933, in Lovelady, Texas, to the late Houston Kelly Hamm and the late Patricia Hamm.
Mr. Hamm graduated from Lon Morris College and Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army as a tank commander.
Mr. Hamm served as superintendent of Trinidad ISD for 13 years. He was also a member of the United Methodist Men, the Boy Scouts of America, and Chairman of the Board of Trinidad United Methodist Church.
Survivors include son, William and wife Cathy Hamm, Jr. of Liberty, Texas; daughter, Leslie and husband Roderick Parker of Trinidad; brother, Jimmy and wife Dorothy Hamm of Lovelady, Texas; sister, Joyce Barnes of Devers, Texas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were William (Trey) Hamm, Patrick Hamm Parker, Stephen Parker, Anthony Trent Williams, Gary Joshi.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Trinidad United Methodist Men.

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  • Malakoff News - Jan 25, 2008

W. T. "Bill" Wallace
March 14, 1935 - Jan 29, 2008

Services for W. T. (Bill) Wallace, 72, of Eustace, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born March 14, 1935, in Tyler.
Mr. Wallace was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked in management with the telephone company. He had resided in Eustace for the past 12 years and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include daughters, Stephanie Lynch of Bloomfield, Ind., Sherry Sines of Drakesville, Ind.; seven grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.

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  • Malakoff News - Feb 7, 2008

Susan Jane (Wheelock) Dunn
Apr 6, 1951 - Oct 30, 2008

Susie Dunn, 57, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. She was born on April 6, 1951, in Dallas to Robert Loyd Wheelock and Betty Jane Case Wheelock. She grew up in Corsicana, and graduated from Texas Tech University. On June 18, 1971, she married the love of her life, Frank Wood Dunn. They spent over four decades together hunting, traveling, and supporting one another. Throughout her life, Susie devoted herself to her family, friends and community. She tirelessly volunteered for PTA, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Food for Fitness, and numerous other activities. Susie was a 17-year breast cancer survivor, who fought hard to live and never let it beat her. Because of her loving and generous nature, she meant a lot to many people and will be greatly missed.She is survived by her husband of 37 years Frank Dunn; her daughter Elizabeth Dunn Talley and son-in-law Eric Talley; her son Frank Peyton Dunn and daughter-in-law Carrie Nelson Dunn; two granddaughters Caroline and Sydney Talley; her sister Betty Kennaugh; her mother-in-law Jane Taylor; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Her parents, R.L. and Jane Case Wheelock, preceded her in death. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edward Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charlie Gelineau, Jimbo Parks, George Green, John Harper, Bic Sherman, Coy Hodge, Steve Smith, G.T. Morton, Harold Hern and Gary Hayden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food for Fitness, in care of First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110; Susan G. Komen for the Cure; or your favorite charity. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Elmo B. Guerry
May 17, 1933 - Oct 30, 2008

Elmo B. Guerry, 75, of Eureka passed away from this life on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. He went to join those loved ones who preceded him: his beloved wife, Juanita (Foi) Guerry; his parents, Irvin and Irene Guerry; sister, Doris Tucker; and brother and sister-in-law, Randel and Louise Guerry. He is survived by three children, Carol Hutson of Abilene, Ronda Coker and husband Bobby of Burleson, and Allen Guerry and wife Teresa of Eureka; two brothers, F.I. and Vernon Guerry and his wife Ruth; sister, Frances Long; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters in-law, Jimmy Dee and Betty Coker and Charles and Billie Harrison. Elmo was born on May 17, 1933, in Garner. In 1954 he met and married the love of his life, Juanita (Foi) Howard, and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage. After serving 20 years in the Air Force he retired as a technical sergeant and settled his family in Eureka. Nearly 20 years later he retired from Big Brown. Elmo was a gifted musician. He played guitar as well as being a master on the fiddle. He loved giving the gift of music and playing dominos with his friends and family. He was a Mason for over 50 years. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home immediately followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Following services family will meet friends in the foyer. The deceased had requested in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to his grandchildren’s college fund at Bank of America, 100 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Wayne "Kenny" Vanderslice, Sr.
June 1, 1951 - Oct 29, 2008

My Man … Dad … Paw Paw … Bro. Ken … Hamslice … Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Vanderslice Sr. of Purdon was born June 1, 1951, in Winston, Mo. He left us to be with his Creator and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. He is survived by his wife Felicia (who is not a sniper); his sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Crissie of Jacksonville, Nick and Kellie of Keller and Chris and Melissa of Conroe; and his 10 grandchildren, Aryanna, Sierra, Ashton, Brayden, Micah, Regan, Nathan, Jacob, Kelsea and Noah. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Olin and Janice of Gallatin, Mo.; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Mae of Winston, Mo.; and his brother Everett Rex of Winston, Mo. Ken graduated from Winston High School in 1969 and was married to Felicia Davis of Albany, Ga., in 1974. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps for eight years serving both in the United States and in Okinawa, Japan. He left the Marine Corps and has served his Lord as a pastor for the past 31 years. He graduated from the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in 1992 with his bachelor’s degree and he graduated in 2008 with his master’s in theology. He was the friend and pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church and a volunteer firefighter for the Union High Volunteer Fire Department. Ken was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. If he wasn’t studying God’s word or in the woods, he was singing God’s praises or playing with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Charley Holmes and Brother Gaylan Henry officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Lane, Lewis Tanner, David Matthews, Elwyn Rhodes, Ronnie Hatfield and Hayden Hatfield. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Shady Grove Baptist Church and Union High Volunteer Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shady Grove Baptist Church Bus Stop Ministry, Shady Grove Baptist Church, 10040 CR SW4220, Purdon, TX 76679. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Billy Gene Woodard Jr.
Jan 28, 1953 - Oct 22, 2008

Billy Gene Woodard Jr., age 55, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, due to a massive heart attack. Billy was born in Dallas on Jan. 28, 1953, to Mary and Bill Sr. He attended Hillcrest High School in Dallas and graduated from there in 1971. Billy was married to Paula Diel Woodard. He went to college in California and learned a lot about the restaurant business, which was his beloved passion. He came back to Dallas in the early 1970s and helped open the famous Mariano’s Restaurant before he opened his own “Old Town” Barber Shop in 1974.Billy is survived by his son, Justin Dean Woodard; ex-wife, Paula Woodard; parents, Mary and Jerry Steely of Corsicana and Bill and Kay Woodard of Dallas; brothers, Chuck Woodard and wife Marilyn and Kyle Woodard, all of Dallas; nephew, Kaid; nieces, Meredith and Ashley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jesuit College Preparatory School, 12345 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244.A memorial service for Billy will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at St. Monica Catholic Church in Dallas. The burial of ashes will follow immediately after the service at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. After the burial, the family will receive friends at the home of Mary and Jerry Steely, 1239 W. Third Ave., Corsicana.

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Walter Calvin Johnson
Oct 2, 1927 - Oct 30, 2008

Walter Calvin Johnson passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, in Tyler after a brief illness. His life exemplified service to God, family, and his community. Loving, generous, and hard-working, he was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, friend and mentor. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at First United Methodist Church, with visitation at Corley Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Biltz, David Coley, Gary Curry, Tommy Goodwin, Michael Travis and Kim Wyatt. Walter was welcomed into the growing family of Marvin Dickson Johnson and Grace Samuelson Johnson Oct. 2, 1927, in Houston, Ark. He was the third of nine children. The Johnsons were actively involved in the Methodist Church. Marvin Johnson was a decorated WWI vet, high school agriculture teacher, ad-hoc veterinarian, and entrepreneur. Walter’s early activities included music (high school band), athletics (especially boxing and baseball), and participation in international Methodist Youth meetings. Walter’s early employment included delivering soft drinks throughout central Arkansas for the family-owned Johnson Bottling Company of Conway, Ark. Walter graduated from high school in Gillham, Ark. in 1945. In Conway, he attended both Hendrix College and Arkansas State Teacher’s College (currently, University of Central Arkansas), ultimately graduating from AST in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in History. While in Conway, he played club ball (his favorite position on the diamond was catcher), and as a heavyweight boxer, he won several tournaments in the Golden Gloves. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. In 1949, Walter entered Perkins Theological Seminary at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to prepare for ministry in the Methodist Church, a vocation he ultimately chose not to pursue. At SMU, he met the love of his life, Mary Thompson. Their romance and courtship lead to their marriage in her parents’ home in Corsicana on Oct. 17, 1951. The Johnsons soon moved to Tatum, N.M., where Walter worked as a Geophysical Prospector mapping formations for oil exploration, specializing in explosives. Walter was called to service in the Army in 1953, and readily answered, honoring a long-standing family tradition. After basic training, Walter reported to the Corps of Engineers School at Ft. Belvoir, Md., and was subsequently deployed to South Korea. Walter achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant in just two years serving as a Combat Engineer in the Engineering Utility Co, 8113th Aux Unit, and commanded a water purification plant near Pusan, Korea. Walter served his country bravely and proudly, and was honorably discharged from the Army in April, 1955. Upon his return from Korea, Walter and Mary settled in Corsicana, and for the next 53 years they enjoyed bird-watching, fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, raising their two boys, and operating the family business. During this time, Walter was a tireless and energetic member of the community, constantly giving back.Walter began his work life in Corsicana with Thompson Oil Company, and in 1965 he formed J and T Construction with Bob Thompson; they installed rural water systems throughout Texas. In 1967, he founded Johnson Sprinkler Company to install irrigation systems for homes, businesses, and civic buildings, as well as rural water delivery systems. In 1967, he became a founding member of the Texas Turf Irrigation Association, served on the board of directors for three years, and actively helped lobby state lawmakers to pass the first Irrigators Licensing Act in the country. This law is still in effect today and became the model legislation across the country to help regulate the irrigation industry in Texas and protect consumers from unqualified contractors. In recognition of his efforts, he was awarded state irrigator’s license #15, a source of pride for many years. He retired in 1995. Much of Walter’s contribution to the community, in Corsicana and beyond, came through his civic involvements. In the 1950’s, he was active as a little-league baseball coach before he had children, and through this activity was a positive influence on many young men in Corsicana. Anyone who knew Walter was aware of his appreciation for the wonders of nature; he loved raising and hunting quail with Brittany Spaniels. During the 1950’s he helped to organize the Lone Star Brittany Club and was active in this organization through the 1960’s. From 1971 to 1985, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Sportsman’s Clubs of Texas (SCOT; currently, the Sportsmen Conservationists of Texas), an affiliate of the National Wildlife Organization, dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and habitat for sporting and educational purposes. Another passion was his love for First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Walter served in many capacities. He sang in the choir for decades, served on committees including Pastor-Parish Relations and building committees, drove the church van, and donated lawn sprinkler installation and repair. If asked, he was quick to let you know how he felt about God and His plan for us, and his unwavering faith in Salvation. After Walter and Mary’s sons were born in the early 1960s, his community involvement evolved. As a parent, Walter was involved in Indian Guides, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, DeMolay, and Band Parents, as well as Methodist Youth Fellowship. He provided both manpower and leadership when needed: He was always there. Many of Cal and Dan’s friends remember Walter with respect and affection. Of all of his contributions to the community, Walter may have been proudest of his service to the Corsicana Optimist club. When he served as club president in 1982-83, the chapter earned “Distinguished Club” status. He served as Lieutenant Governor for the North Texas District in 1989-90 and was awarded “Outstanding Lieutenant Governor” that year. He helped organized many Youth Appreciation Awards Dinners that countless Navarro County youth have enjoyed over the years, and took personal interest in the success all of the projects, Auctions, and Christmas Tree lots to help provide local youth many opportunities they otherwise would not have had. His participation directly assisted the completion of hundreds of thousands of dollars of projects that benefit Navarro County youth. He was active in the club until his death. Walter is survived by his wife, partner, and confidant of 57 years, Mary T. Johnson; sons Walter Calvin Johnson, Jr., of Columbia, Mo., and Dan Johnson of Richardson; sisters, Anamarie Johnson of Conway, Ark.; Carolyn Heffington of Houston, TX; sisters and their husbands Ida and Buddy Lyons of Little Rock, Ark., Estelle and Carl Summers of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Dorothy and Phil Heskett of Clovis, Calif.; siblings-in-law, Wilbur and Thelma Thompson of Corsicana, and Carole and Bill Wilson of Hideaway. Walter Johnson will be missed by all who knew him, but we all take comfort in the knowledge that his life was full of love, service, teaching, and learning, and that our world is a little bit better place as a result of the time he had to share with us. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to First United Methodist Church in Corsicana and the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Tabitha Kay (Vinson) Thornton
Jun 8, 1974 - Oct 31, 2008

Tabitha Kay (Vinson) Thornton, 34, of Frost, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at her residence. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Dan Layne officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thurman Thornton, Vincent Thornton, Doyce “Slim” Thornton, Jason “Slacker” Bowsheir, Kirk Vinson and Larkin Coston. She was born June 8, 1974 in Colorado Springs, Colo. to Ron and Mary Barber Vinson. She loved her home and family and enjoyed spending time near water fishing and swimming. She loved being with her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her husband, Thurman H. Thornton III of Frost; children, Vincent, Ben, John and Judith Thornton, all of Frost; parents, Ron and Mary Vinson of Corsicana; brothers. Kirk Vinson of Dallas and Benjamin Vinson of Corsicana; sister, Rebekah Tally of Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Robert "Jim" Hargrave
Died Nov 2, 2008
 

James Robert "Jim" Hargrave
James Robert “Jim” Hargrave went to be with his Savior Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at home surrounded by his wife and children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Susan Hargrave; brothers, Donald, Delbert and Corky Hargrave; sister, Joy Phillips; and son-in-law, Dean Garrison. After moving his family from Arlington to Corsicana in 1975, Jim was on a mission to one day start his own business. In 1978, he began in a small shop on Sixth Avenue which grew and soon moved to a larger facility on Seventh Avenue in 1979. After a short period of time, Jim built what is now James Manufacturing Inc. After 20 successful years, Jim retired from the manufacturing business and began another life adventure. Jim and his wife, Joyce, mounted their Goldwing motorcycles and took off! During the 10 years that followed, life brought fun and beauty experienced on the road. They shared this time in their lives with friends Dr. Jerry and Sharon Smith. From the Alaskan Highway, east coast, west coast and a tour of Mexico, Jim and Joyce lived and loved every moment of their retirement. When physical limitations took them off of the road, Jim poured himself into his family and spent his precious time with the love of his life, his wife of 52 years, Joyce.Jim Hargrave has left an incredible heritage having touched so many lives through his godly example. Be it at home with his family or at work with his friends, Jim’s gentle spirit and generous heart will long be remembered. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Skip and his wife Mary Hargrave; daughter, Denell and her husband Rick Flores; and daughter, Joy Hargrave; grandchildren, Brandon and Danielle Hargrave, Sara and Wade Wilson, Wendy and Daniel Montgomery, Jourdan and Greg Hayes, Hayden Hargrave, Hunter Hargrave, Ricky Flores, Dalton Hargrave, Isaac Hargrave, Hannah Brann, Ben Brann and Katy Brann; and great-grandchildren, Christopher, Skylar, Holden, Cole, Harley, Sheridan, Kathryn, Carter and Cooper. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at That Church of the Assemblies of God. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Mike Howell, the Rev. Nathan Ruch, and the Rev. Ron Ruch. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Navarro County Child Advocacy Center, 120 E. Second Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jeffrey Lyne "Jeff" Smith
Jan 7, 1973 - Oct 30, 2008

Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, 35 of Blooming Grove, passed away October 30, 2008. He was born January 7, 1973 in Dallas Texas to John and Vickie White Smith.
He is survived by wife Malisa Smith of Blooming Grove, sons Justin Lyne Smith and Taylor Jacob Smith both of Blooming Grove, father John Smith of Kemp, sister Jennifer Fowler of Dallas, uncle Victor White of Dallas.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Saturday November 1, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 3pm Sunday November 2, 2008 at First Baptist Church Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.


Dyce Marcelle (Warren) Branch
abt 1960 - Oct 30, 2008

Dyce Marcelle Branch, 48 of Corsicana, pasted away October 30,2008. She was born September 26, [2008 error] in Corsicana to Ted and Joann Warren.

Services will be held Monday November 3, 2008 at 11:00 am at Eureka Cemetery.


Charles Emmett Huffman
July 6, 1937 - Oct 29, 2008

Charles E. Huffman

Charles Emmett Huffman, 71, died Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at his residence in Chatfield, Texas. He was self-employed in the salvage business. Mr. Huffman was born on July 6, 1937 in Dallas, Texas to Frank Leo and Fern Gordon Huffman. He was preceded in death by his son Bobby Greene.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Shirley Huffman of the Timothy Community; Children- Victoria Joyner of Maryville, Tennessee, Randy Huffman of Timothy Community and Eddie Huffman of Maryville, Tennessee; Sister- Glanda Barringer of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Service is scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2008 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Hershell Smith officiating. Burial will be in the New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Huffman, Jesse Huffman, Eddie Huffman,Jr., Rusty Huffman, Bobby Greene II and Forest Huffman. Visitation will be Sunday, November 2, 2008 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home from 4:00-6:00 P.M.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana


Harol Wayne "Doebelly" Barham
Feb 1, 1939 - Oct 27, 2008

Harrol (Doe Belly) Barham, 69 of Blooming Grove, passed away October 27, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born February 1, 1939 in Blooming Grove to Raymond C. and Elizabeth Bryant Barham.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Wednesday October 29, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11am Thursday October 30, 2008 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

He is survived by son Harold Barham of Venus, daughters Elizabeth Henderson of Waxahachie, Sherry Barham of Rice, brother Allen Barham of Blooming Grove. 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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  • TXBI: BARHAM HARROL WAYNE 1939 2 1 NAVARRO m BRYANT ELIZABETH BARHAM RAYMOND CHARLETT
     

Joyce Alline (Boyd) Bowman
May 22, 1940 - Oct 31, 2008

Bowman, Joyce Alline
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Passed from this earthly life into the arms of our heavenly Father, October 31, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 22, 1940 in Corsicana, TX to Maicel Alline Robinson Boyd and Victor Boyd, residing in Farmers Branch, TX for the last 44 years. Joyce was preceded by her parents, infant sons, Brett and Blake Bowman, brother Victor Ray Boyd and sister Loyce Maurine Beaty. Her mother and father in law, Johnnie and R. Dee Boyd
[Bowman?]. Survived by the love of her life and husband for 50 wonderful years, Jerry Bowman. Son Dave Bowman and wife Deanna. Daughter Kim Bowman and fiancee Jeffrey Fuller. Two beautiful granddaughters, Brooke Nichole, and Kendall Renee Bowman. Brother Robert Boyd and wife Diane, and sister Jane Webb, and husband Jay, and brother in law, John Beaty, brother in law Jay W. Bowman Jr. wife Margaret Bowman, sister in law Jean McCullough, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and many precious friends. Joyce was retired from Dallas county after a 23 year career. Joyce's goal in life was to serve our Lord Jesus Christ, and even in those last days she was serving Him by witnessing to others a- bout our Savior's love. She loved her family dearly and will be missed until we each see her again. Services Thursday, November 6, 2008 10:00am at Valwood Park Baptist, Farmers Branch at Valwood Pkwy. & Josey Ln, Farmers Branch with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX. Visitation at North Dallas Funeral Home 6:00 - 8:00pm Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

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Printice Aldrich Stroder
Aug 30, 1926 - Apr 21, 1978

Funeral Services Held For Prentice Stroder

Funeral services for Prentice A. Stroder, 51, were held Saturday, April 22, in the Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Emmett. Burial followed in the Emmett Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home in Frost.

Survivors include his widow, Patricia Stroder of Emmett; three sons, Mark Stroder of Corsicana, and Matt and Joel Stroder, both of Emmett; one daughter, Karen Fuller of Emmett; his father, Prentice Stroder of Emmett, one brother, Kenneth Stroder of McKinney; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kris Moore, Carlos Moore, Gary Connor, John Jackson, W.S. permenter and Joe Canady.

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Courtney Prescott
1910 - Sep 12, 1977

BG Services Held For C. Prescott, 66

Funeral services for Courtney Prescott, 66, were held Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev.
Aubrey Hart, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Prescott died of an apparent heart attack Monday, Sept. 12, and was pronounced dead on arrival at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucy Prescott; two sisters, Mrs. Verna Dean Nelson and Mrs. Nora Williams; a step-brother, Rafer Gafney; a step-sister, Mrs. Lou Verna Gafney and several nieces and nephews.

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OBITUARY

Mr Courtney Prescott was born October 21, 1910, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Prescott in Blooming Grove.
He was a member of the Olive Baptist Chruch and a Veteran of World War II, where he served his country in the Air Forces.
Mr. Prescott departed this life Monday, September 5, 1977.
Survivors are his devoted wife, Mrs. Lucy Prescott; a sister, Mrs. Verna Dean Nelson; a step sister, Mrs. Lou Verna Gafney, a step-brother, Mr. Rafer Gafney; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

FUNERAL PROGRAM

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Emma (Ellison) Larremore
Apr 15, 1882 - June 10, 1978

Mrs. Emma Larremore Dies

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Larremore, 96, of Blooming Grove, were held Monday, June 12, in the Tyree Methodist Church Chapel in BG.

The Rev. Melvin Simpson officiated at the service, with burial following at Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Calhoun Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Vernon Larremore of BG; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Lockhart; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Frank Williams, Lattimore Smith, M.C. Williams, Gussie Gee, Milton Collins, and Bert Melton.

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Hartridge Ivy Benton
Oct 29, 1917 - Mar 13, 1978

H.I. Benton, 60, Funeral Services Held In Frost

Funeral services for Hartridge Ivy Benton, 60, a native of Frost, and the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Benton, were held Wednesday, March 15 in the Frost United Methodist Church.

He died in the Veterans Hospital in Temple on March 13, after a long illness.

The Rev. Woody Flynt pastor of the Frost church and the Rev. Jim Baggett, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church officiated at the services. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery, all under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

Benton was a member of the Frost United Methodist Church. His home had been in Waco for a number of years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 121 in Waco. He served in World War II in the Pacific theater.

Survivors include one brother, James C. Benton of Lockport, Ill.; two sisters, Josie Mae Greenlee of Shreveport La., and Faith Craig of Dunedin, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Logan, James Brown, John L. Meador, R.L. Crawford, Alvin Gordon and Edward Bean, son-in-law of Mrs. Greenlee.

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Joseph Milton Ales
Apr 5, 1907 - Mar 5, 1978

Joseph Ales Former Frost Resident Dies

Joseph M. Ales, husband of Minnie Merle Massie Ales, died in Dallas on March 5, and was buried in Frost on March 7.

He is survived by his widow; one son, Douglas; six grandsons, all of Pensacola, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Kathryn Massie Bushwell, Dallas.

He was a retired executive of the Univac Division of the Sperry Rand Corp. in Blue Bell, Penn.

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Harley Reed
Jun 12, 1900 - Mar 28, 1978

Harley Reed, 77 Funeral Services Held In Frost

Graveside services for Harley E. Reed, 77, a former resident of Frost, were held Thursday, March 31, at the Frost Cemetery, under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home of Frost.

Survivors include his widow, Opal Downy Reed of Waco; a daughter, Carolyn Stovall of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Vernon Reed of Duncan, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. B.Z. Beal of Raymondsville and Mrs. E.P. McDonald of Kennedy; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

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Lonnie Edward Harrington
Aug 18, 1898 - Mar 29, 1978

Funeral Held For L. Harrington In Frost

Funeral services for Lonnie Edward Harrington, 79, were held Friday, March 31, in the Ballard Funeral Home chapel in Frost. A native of Frost, Harrington died Wednesday, March 29, in Houston, after a long illness. Burial was in Frost Cemetery.

A retired automobile dealer, Harrington was the eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Harrington and had lived in Houston for 33 years.

Survivors include his widow, Erin; a son, Ross E. Harrington; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Malone, Mrs. Lucille Howard and Mrs. Jewell French; three brothers, Elbert, Tom and Ray Harrington; and 5 grandchildren.

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William Freeman Ponder, Sr.
Nov 3, 1889 - Jul 12, 1978

William Ponder Funeral Held

Funeral services for William F. Ponder, 88, of Frost, were held Friday, July 14, in the Frost Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jim Baggett, pastor, and the Rev. B.C. Stockard, officiating. Burial followed in the Frost Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home of Frost. Ponder died Wednesday, July 12, in the Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana, after a long illness.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. William Ponder of Frost; two sons, Bill Ponder of Corsicana and David Ponder of Abilene; five daughters, Gay Wright of Corsicana, Robbie Elmore of Mertens, Catherine Stockard of Graham and Norine Ponder and Elizabeth Froese, both of Dallas; four brothers, Grady, Knox and Coleman Ponder, all of Frost, and Dave Ponder of Fort Worth; two sisters, Nora Bryant of Frost, and Lucy Ponder of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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Dan Blake Cunningham
May 15, 1922 -Jun 2, 1978

Don Cunningham Funeral Held

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 4, for Don B. Cunningham, 56, a native of Navarro County who died Friday, June 2, in Houston.

Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Susie McGovern and Mrs. Katie Morton, both of Dresden, and Mrs. Charles Croft of Corsicana; two brothers Don Cunningham of Dresden, and Sewlyn Cunningham of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Addie Leora McCandless
June 19, 1907 - Jun 20, 1978

Miss McCandless Services Held

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 21, in the Blooming Grove Christian Church for Miss Addie L. McCandless, 71.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in BG, and the Rev. Jim McCurdy, followed by burial in Dresden Cemetery. Ballard Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Lela Smith of BG, Mrs. Alliene Stubblefield and Mrs. Tommy Hall, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Naomi Bratcher of Malakoff; three nieces; 1 nephew; nine great-nephews; and seven great-nieces.

Pallbearers were Elmer Ledbetter, Dusty Ledbetter, Richard Lynn, Van Kitchens, Thomas Barnes and Tommy Barnes.

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Bruce Owen Armstrong
Jan 3, 1918 - May 21, 1978

Bruce Armstrong Services Held

Funeral services for Bruce Owen Armstrong 60, were held Monday, May 22, in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. W.A.
Corley, pastor, and the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor of the BG United Methodist Church, officiating. He died Sunday in the VA Hospital in Temple.

Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

A native and lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, he was an air conditioning technician and Air Force veteran who served in World War II.

Survivors include 3 sons, David and Paul Armstrong, both of Mesquite, and Rodney Armstrong of Mexia; two daughters, Beverly Armstrong of Mesquite and Susan Armstrong of California; 5 brothers, Jack, Jean and Jimmy Armstrong, all of Blooming Grove, Wallis Armstrong of San Antonio, and Garth Armstrong of Lubbock; one sister, Mrs. Wayne Hatley of BG; and
3 granddaughters.

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Will R. "Bill" Hitt
Jul 4, 1929 - May 28, 1978

Services Held For Bill Hitt

Funeral services for Bill Hitt, 48, a resident of Blooming Grove, were held Thursday, June 1, in the Ballard Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev.
Ed Burkett, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Hitt was killed in an auto accident in Amarillo Sunday night, May 28.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ethel Marie McClure of Kerens; two brothers J.K. Hitt of Arlington and Johnny McClure of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Helen Johns of Venus and Mrs. Ann Egler of Balch Springs.

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William Burleson "Burlie" Ellis, Sr.
Jun 6, 1896 - Jun 3, 1978

William Ellis Services Held

Funeral services for William B. Ellis, 81, of Blooming Grove were held Monday, June 5, with the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of the Central Baptist Church in BG, and the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in BG, officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Survivors include five sons, William Ellis of Colorado Springs, Colo.; James Ellis of Grand Prairie, Joe D. Ellis of Arlington, Bob Ellis of BG, and Ray Ellis of Irving; six daughters, Lorene Holliefield of Hubbard, Ruth Gainer of Grantsfield, W. Va., Louise Hatley of Hubbard, Bertha Carroll of Palestine, Pauline Sirjord of Hubbard, Elizabeth Kitchens of Arlington; one brother, Allen Ellis of Dallas; one sister, Hattie Vest of Fort Worth; 29 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Truitt Brinson Tullos
Jan 6, 1978 - May 23, 1978

Truitt Tullos Services Held

Truitt Brinson Tullos, 4 1/2 months, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Tullos of Farmers Branch, died May 23.

Chaplin of Brookhaven Medical Center in Dallas, where the baby's mother is employed as a Registered Nurse, officiated at the Memorial Service, held at Wildwood Chapel, Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

The baby was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ernwood Tullos of Denton, and the great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Tullos of Frost.

Notes:

  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - May 31, 1978
  • Son of Tommy Lynn Tullos and Teresa Lynn Cobb Tullos TXDI for information

James Easmon Jarrett
Apr 20, 1930 - Mar, 1978

Brother Of BG Resident Funeral Services Held

Funeral services for James Easmon Jarrett 47, a native of Frost, were held Tuesday, March 7, in Neah Bay, Washington, with burial in the Neah Bay Cemetery.

He was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Jarrett, longtime residents of the Frost and Slay communities.

A sister, Margie Williams of Blooming Grove, attended the services.
Other survivors include a son, Jimmy Jarrett Jr. of Neah Bay; a daughter, Lois M. Schenck of Paulsbo, Wash.; 2 brothers, Daniel Jarrett of Leeds, Ala., and T.E. "Buck" Jarrett of Garland; 4 sisters, Edna Turk of Dallas, Zilpha Brewer of Temple, Gussie Chunn of Corsicana and Mrs.
Williams; and 2 grandchildren.

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Will Roy High
Jan 3, 1902 - June 2, 1978

Will Roy High, 76, Is Buried

Will Roy High died Friday, June 2, in Austin. He was born in Blooming Grove on January 30, 1902.

High married Ruth Reed of Austin, a teacher in the Blooming Grove School, and they moved to Austin in 1941. He worked for the State Department of Welfare until he retired several years ago.

He is survived by his wife and a son, Bill, of Austin. He was a cousin of Frances Huffstutler of Blooming Grove. Burial was in Austin.

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George Eldon Ramsey, Jr.
Nov 15, 1909 - June 24, 1978

George Eldon Ramsey, Jr., died suddenly, June 24, at his home in Waxahachie. In ill health for more than a year, he had been recovering satisfactorily from major surgery performed last fall.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at the Snider-Rudolph Chapel of the Chimes, Waxahachie. Burial followed in the Waxahachie Cemetery.

George Ramsey was the son of the late G.E. Ramsey, Sr. and wife Annie Alderman Ramsey. He was born November 15, 1909, in Blooming Grove, graduated from the local public school, and was a graduate of Baylor School of Pharmacy in Dallas. After receiving his Pharmaceutical degree, he aided his father in the Old Corner Drug Store until its closing during the depression years. He then moved to Waxahachie, serving as an independent pharmacist and part-owner of Trinity Pharmacy until his retirement in 1977.

Ramsey is survived by his widow, Jewell Green Ramsey; his son, George Eldon III, Waxahachie; a brother, Jim R. Ramsey, Oklahoma City; and his stepmother, Ruth E. Ramsey, of Blooming Grove.

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Kermit Bernard Cumpston
Oct 12, 1909 - Aug 21, 1978

Kermit Cumpston Dies

Funeral services for Kermit B. Cumpston, 68, of Blooming Grove were held Tuesday in the BG United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home of BG.

Cumpston died early Monday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was rushed to Navarro County Memorial Hospital in the Ballard Funeral Home ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A native of Blooming Grove, Cumpston was a retired radio-television technician.

Survivors include his widow, Nettie of BG; two brothers, Mike Cumpston of Waco and Curtis Cumpston of Dallas; two sisters, Nellie Mae Williams of Grapeland, and Margery Vick of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jay Sewell, Carroll Lee Saunders, Bruce McCormick, Carl Daniel, Doug Magee and Tim Campbell.

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Carrie N. (Wood) Fuller
Jun 23, 1892 - Aug 29, 1978

Mrs. Fuller, 86, Ex-BG Resident Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie N. Fuller, 86, a former resident of Blooming Grove, were held Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. She died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Silent Night Nursing Home in Lancaster.

Officiating were the Rev. Thurman Smotherman, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of Central Baptist Church, with burial following in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons, C.E. Fuller of Ennis, James E. Fuller of Blooming Grove and William T. Fuller of Wilmer; one daughter, Mrs. Vernice Short of Reagan; two sisters, Mrs. Amy Beets of Seagoville and Mrs. Ernst Boyd of Las Cruces, N.M.; a brother, Gordon Wood of Anson; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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Gary Raymond McGraw
Oct 13, 1948 - Jun 24, 1990

Gary R McGraw, 41, of Blooming Grove, died June 25, 1990.
Gary Raymond McGraw, 41, of Blooming Grove, died June 24, 1990. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Officiating will be Barry Sikes.
Survivors include his parents, Raymond and Winona McGraw of Blooming Grove; one sister and brother-in-law Jamie and David Monroe of Blooming Grove; and one niece, Tasha Monroe of Blooming Grove.

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Bobby Harold McGraw
26 Mar 1930- 06 Jan 1974

Military services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the central Baptist Church for Bobby H. McGraw, 43, who died Sunday at a Fort Worth Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Rev. Ken James will officiate and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances McGraw of Fort Worth; a son, Charles McGraw of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mary Carmen McGraw of Fort Worth and Christine McGraw of Fort Worth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McGraw of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Jack McGraw of Midland, Billy Wayne McGraw and Mack McGraw, both of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Peters and Mrs. Jane Smith, both of Blooming Grove.

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Clyde Crocker
Nov 25, 1902 - Sep 21, 1982

September 22, 1982-Clyde Crocker
Clyde Crocker, 79, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Service is Wednesday, 4 p.m. Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson and the Rev. Sidney Bunn officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
He was a native of Cameron, lived in Corsicana 12 years and was a retired rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Etta A. Crocker, of Corsicana; one daughters, Mrs. Maudine Duncan, of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Miss Patsy Duncan, of Corsicana, and Joe Clyde Duncan, of Garland; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Desma Henderson of Fort Worth and Mrs. Corine Honeycutt of Odessa; two step-sons, Lynn Hawkins, of Conroe and James Hawkins of Dangerfield; one step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara Benson of Athens; nine step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Marvin Speer, Byford Cook, Earl Smith, Bobby Ralston, Alton Schlemmer, L. W. Easley, E. O. Barham and Johnny Arnett.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Sep 22, 1982
  • h/o 1st wife Eva Mills (Conger) Crocker married May 8, 1920 2nd wife Etta (Gorman) Hawkins-Crocker married Feb. 3, 1981; s/o Jim Crocker and Katie Myrtle (Wade) Crocker
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Mavis Maudine Duncan
Mar 28, 1921 - Mar 17, 1990

Maudine Duncan
Mrs. Maudine Duncan, 68, of Corsicana, died March 17, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was born March 28, 1921 in Mertens. She was a lifelong resident of Navarro Co, was a nurse’s aide an d a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Joe Clyde Duncan of Garland; one daughter, Patsy Ann Duncan of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Kristine Anne Duncan; one grandson, Joe Philip Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Robert Arnett, Kenneth Southard, Bill E. Southard, Hershel Faucett, Dr. J. H. Barnaby, Jimmy Andrews, Blake Gillen and Bruce Gillen.
Honorary pallbearers will be members Derrick Sams Camping Chapter.

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Joe Thurman Duncan
Sep 13, 1915- Mar 10, 1959

March 10, 1959-Joe Duncan Is Heart Victim
Joe Duncan, 43, contractor, died of a heart attack in Memorial hospital Tuesday at 10:25 p.m. about an hour after he was admitted. He was a partner in the dirt contracting firm of Arnett and Duncan and resided at 1735 West Second avenue.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Woody, pastor of the First Baptist church. The Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge will have charge of the graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery.
Duncan was born at Wolfe City, Texas, September 13, 1915.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maudine Duncan, Corsicana; a daughter, Patsy Ann Duncan, Baylor University student and a son, Joe Clyde Duncan, both of Corsicana; four brothers, Bert Duncan, Dallas; Leroy Duncan, Vallejo, CA; Delbert Duncan, Ladonia, Texas and Clarence Puckett, Weatherford; two sisters, Mrs. Wilson Whaley, Rowlett, and Mrs. N. L. Moore, Dallas and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Robert Arnett, Jimmy Andrews, Douglas Hodge, Jack McKinney, O. S. Bryson and L. G. Palmer.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, March 10, 1959
  • Son of Lloyd Monroe and Emma Jane (Lemons) Duncan; husband of Mavis Maudine (Crocker) Duncan
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Lena Douglas (Dorsey) McGraw
Dec 1881 - Oct 30, 1959

Mrs. McGraw Of Blooming Grove Dies Friday
Mrs. Lena Douglas McGraw, 78, widow of the late H. G. McGraw, died at her home here Friday night. She had resided in Blooming Grove 54 years.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Edward Otwell, pastor, and Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of the First Methodist church at Hubbard, formerly of the local church.
Surviving are four sons, Robert, Ernest, Dorsey and Raymond McGraw all of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Dee Pullins, Prairie Hill, and Mrs. Charles Muirhead, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Hilderbrand, Gatesville, 25 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Services directs.

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Annie Eula (Ray) Tallant
Nov 1, 1906 - Sep 23, 1982

Annie Eula Tallant
Annie Eula Ray Tallant, 75, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Service was to be Friday, 2 p.m., Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Burial at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Emma Laura Cole, of Ragley, LA, and Nancy Warren, of Navarro Mills; three sons, James Tallant of Shamrock, Thomas Tallant of Benbrook and Billy Tallant of Pursley; six brothers, Alvie Ray of Waco, Thomas Ray of Houston, Garvis Ray of Midland, Frank Ray of Poteet, James Ray of Redonda Beach, CA and Clarence Ray of Las Cruces, NM; four sisters, Mrs. Willie Mae Owen of Waxahachie, Verlie Turner of Carrollton, Christine Luther of Corsicana, and Marie Adams of Beaumont; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

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Shae Rogers
April 3, 1975 - Nov 29, 1997

Shae Rogers, 22, of Corsicana, died Saturday, Nov 29, 1997, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
Services are 2 p.m. Today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Edwin Sours officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Chad Hall, Jeff Bennett, Shane Hill, John Owens, Sloane McCain, Lawson Dunn, Jeff Yates and Chris Smith.
Shae was born in Corsicana on April 3, 1975. He was a 1993 Corsicana High School graduate and a present student at Sam Houston State University.
Shae is survived by his parents, Michael and Stacy Rogers; brother, Justin Rogers; very close cousin, Chad Kindle; grandparents, Darwin and Wanda Miller, Jody and Barbara Rogers and Joyce Rogers; great grandparents, Earl and Birdie Mae Ellis and Pauline McCormick; aunts and uncles, Scott and Lisa Miller, Suzanne Kindle, Vicky and Harold Prator, Brenda Lewis; cousins, Kristen Miller, Matt and Dusty Lewis, Wendy Reagan, all of Corsicana, and Trey Hendrick of Athens, cousin by marriage, Carrie Kindle; and many close friends.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Submitted by Pam Hatley Caldwell
  • This was my younger cousin.  He is a descendent of Captain Marvin Ellis and Eva Elizabeth Chandler, and Solomon L. Courtney and Mary Louise Castellaw and Noah M. Duncan and Malinda Frances Heard.  - Pam Caldwell

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