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Letha Fullerton
Jul 27, 1911 - Dec 18, 1972

Miss Fullerton

BLOOMING GROVE - Graveside rites and burial were to be at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery here for a former resident, Miss Letha Fullerton, 61, who died Monday in Mexia where she had resided the last 25 years.  The Rev. Ronnie Chesser was to officiate, with McCormick Funeral Home conducting.

A native of Navarro County, she was born at Dawson July 27, 1911.

She is survived by one brother, O.L. Fullerton, and one step-sister, Mrs. Mildred Holliefield both of Waco.

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Clayton Emmett McSpadden Sr.
Sep 16, 1901 - Dec 15, 1974

C.E. McSpadden

BLOOMING GROVE - Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church for Clayton Emmett McSpadden, 73, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Sunday at his home.

Rev. W.A. Corley and Rev. John Clifford will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.  Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Reba McSpadden of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Tipping of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Merle J. Baldwin of Fort Worth; two brothers, J. O.  McSpadden of Blooming Grove and Seth McSpadden of Barry; three sisters, Mrs. Love Padgit of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Lula Westbrook of Kaufman, and Mrs. Virginia Forrest of Dallas; and five grandchildren.

A son, C.E. McSpadden Jr., preceded him in death in 1952.

Pallbearers include Benny Hinkle, Ben Kagler, Justin McSpadden, Jr., Danny McSpadden, Ralph McSpadden, and Gerald McSpadden.

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Willie "Bill" Garrett
Aug 9, 1899 - Dec 2, 1972

Bill Garrett

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral chapel for Bill Barrett, 73, of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Longview Good Shepherd Hospital.  Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated, and burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Bill Garrett
Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Bill Garrett, 73, of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Longview Good Shephard Hospital.
Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at
Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
He was a retired carpenter and Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a brother, Charlie Garrett of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Lee Carpenter of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Henry Roscoe Ponder
Oct 4, 1887 - Dec 5, 1971

Henry Ponder

Funeral services were to be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Henry R. Ponder Sr., 84, who died Sunday at Twilight Home.  A native of Canton, Ga., he had lived at Emhouse for the past 80 years and was a retired carpenter and member of the Emhouse Baptist Church.

The Rev. J. Roland Spears was to officiate, and burial was to be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Henry R. Ponder Sr. of Emhouse; two sons, J.D. Ponder of Fort Worth and Henry R. Ponder Jr. of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Leland Neeper of Longview; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Freeman, Grady, Coleman and Knox Ponder, all of Frost and Dave Ponder of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Elwin Bryant of Frost and Miss Lucy Ponder of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Frank Seely, Jr., B.W. Gamble Jr., Artis Drain, Billy Burton, Carma Rhodes, Charlie Hyles, T.C. McMullan and Eddie Rhodes.

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Jodie Newton George
Sep 24, 1891 - Oct 26, 1973

Jodie George

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel for Jodie N. George, 80, native of Blooming Grove and retired farmer, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.  Rev. Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, will officiate and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Derward George of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jewel Pursley of Pursley; six nieces and one nephew.

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Jodie George

BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services for Jodie N. George, 80, retired farmer and former Navarro County Commissioner, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McCormick Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the
Rose Hill Cemetery here.

A native of Blooming Grove, he formerly operated a cotton gin here and was Precinct 4 County Commissioner when Memorial Hospital was built and was instrumental in its building. He died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by a brother, Derward George of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jewel Pursley of Pursley; six nieces and a nephew.

Pallbearers will be Cullen Dunn, Robert Dunn, Frank Dunn, Pat Beard, Michael Beard and Richard Granberry.

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Ada Louise (Phillips) Spencer
Sep 9, 1928 - Feb 7, 1973 

Mrs. Spencer

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Ada Louise Spencer, 44, of Santee, Calif., who died Wednesday morning in Santee after a long illness.  Rev. Ken James and Rev. Ronnie Chesser will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Sept. 9, 1928 in Blooming Grove, attended Blooming Grove Schools, and was a member of the Santee Baptist Church.  In 1951 she married Charles Spencer in Blooming Grove.  She was a resident of Santee for the past 17 years.

Survivors include her husband of Santee; two sons, Phillip Spencer and John Spencer of Santee; a daughter, Kari Spencer of Santee; her mother, Carrie Phillips of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Earl Phillips of Brazoria, Tex., Doyle Phillips of Temple, and Will Roy Phillips of West Alice, Wisc.; two sisters, Mrs. Earn Williams of Blooming Grove and Mrs. J.O. Wilson of Ceritos, Calif.

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Ruby (Lane) Garrison
Mar 17, 1900 - Apr 24, 1977

Mrs. Garrison

ENNIS - Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairview Baptist Church in Ennis for Mrs. E.C. Garrison, 77, resident of Ennis and former resident of Barry and Blooming Grove, who died Sunday at Ennis Municipal Hospital.

The Rev. Roy Martin and the Rev. Raymond Featherston were to officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Services are under the direction of Bunch Funeral Home.

She married E.C. Garrison of Blooming Grove July 23, 1921 and moved to Ennis in 1946.  She was a charter member of the Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Ennis, two sons, Robert Lane Garrison of Lewisville and Carl Dean Garrison of Ennis, five daughters, Mrs. Coy Hinkle of Wichita Falls, Mrs. Arlea Spicer and Mrs. Burl Duke both of Ennis, Mrs. John Morehead, and Mrs. Keneth Carter both of Mansfield; 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Alvie Lane of Knoxville, Tenn. and Seth Lane of Navasota; three sisters, Mrs. Vivian Frederick of Frost, Mrs. G.W. Sudduth of Whitney, and Mrs. J.M. Sims of Weatherford.

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Solomon "Sol" Armstrong
Oct 15, 1893 - Sept 2, 1977

S. Armstrong

BLOOMING GROVE, - Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Solomon Armstrong, 83, who died at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. W.A. Corley and the Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include six sons, Garth Armstrong of Lubbock, John W. Armstrong of San Antonio, Bruce Armstrong, Jack Armstrong, and Jimmy Armstrong all of Blooming Grove, and Jean Armstrong of Duncanville; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Hatley of Blooming Grove; a sister, Myrtle Stokes of Corsicana; 28 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Clarence David Pevehouse
Dec 23, 1897 - Oct 16, 1977

C.D. Pevehouse

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence D. Pevehouse, 79, long time resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. James Shuler and the Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

He was a native of Blooming Grove, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, a retired grocery merchant and cattleman.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Bunch Pevehouse of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Claude Absher of Corsicana and Mrs. Hubert Nelke of Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers are Rufus N. Pevehouse, Dan Pevehouse, Mike Field, Frank Supercinski, Dr. Larry Hancock, John Finch, Dick Everett, and Shelby Hicks, and Gene Kessinger.

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Lee Erwin McGraw
Dec 20, 1970 - Apr 17, 1973

Lee McGraw

Services are set for Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove for Lee Erwin McGraw, 2, who died in Midland Hospital Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. after an illness of five months.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Burt Mercer of Midland to officiate.  McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

His body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at McCormick Chapel followed by graveside services at Rose Hill.

Survivors include his parents, the Jackie Ray McGraws of Midland; four brothers, Tim, Scott, Kyle and Travis; grandparents, the Raymond Gunters of Corsicana, and the Ernest McGraws of Blooming Grove; two aunts, Mrs. Katheryn Peters and Mrs. James Smith, both of Blooming Grove; and four uncles, Bobby McGraw of Fort Worth, Billy Wayne McGraw and Mack McGraw of Blooming Grove, and Dennis Gunter of Tyler.

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Lillie (Burr) Henderson
Jul 29, 1887 - Mar 15, 1956

Blooming Grove Resident Dies 

Mrs. Frank (Lillie) Henderson, 70, died at her home in Blooming Grove Thursday Morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Corley Chapel.  Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church here.

A native of Converse La., Mrs. Henderson had resided in Blooming Grove 35 years.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff Henderson, Barry, and William Henderson, Mildred; six daughters: Mrs. Carrie King, Malakoff; Mrs. Lila Hix and Mrs. Mabel Burgany, both of Athens; Mrs. Pearl Prince, Dawson; Mrs. Lillian Rhodes, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Vera Harris, Whitewright; 34 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, four sisters, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Mrs. Henderson Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Lillie) Henderson, 70, who died at her home in Blooming Grove Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church, and Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Henderson had resided in Blooming Grove 35 years.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff Henderson, Barry, and William Henderson, Mildred; six daughters, Mrs. Carrie King, Malakoff; Mrs. Lila Hix and Mrs. Mabel Buragny, both of Athens; Mrs. Pearl Prince, Dawson; Mrs. Lilliam Rhodes, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Vera Harris, Whitewright; 34 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, four sisters and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Parham Lynch, W. E. Smithen, Drew Gillen, Charlie Rhodes, Seth Grant and W. A. Crawford.

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Mary Charlotte (Williams) Langley-Tanner
Sep 07, 1879 - Nov 08, 1958

Frost Burial for Mrs. Tanner

Frost, Nov. 10—Graveside services for Mrs. Mary C. Tanner, 79, who died in Tyler Saturday, will be held at the Frost Cemetery Monday at 5 p.m.  The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Kirby McGuire, Tyler Baptist minister, formerly of Corsicana.

A native of Frost, Mrs. Tanner had resided in Tyler for the past 20 years.  She was the widow of the late Johnson Tanner of Frost.

Surviving are two sons, J. C. Tanner, Fort Worth, and Raymond Langley, Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. J. F. Murray, Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Owens, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mant Rogers, Amarillo; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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David Ernest Grantham
Jan 10, 1903 - April 25, 1955

Funeral services for David Grantham, 52, who died in the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston Monday, were conducted from the Marshall Chapel in Hillsboro Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

Grantham had resided in Midland the past six years and formally made his home in Marshall.

Surviving are his wife of Midland, two brothers and five sisters.

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John Dudley Roberson
June 01, 1898 - April 30, 1955

J. D. Roberson Is Fatally Stricken During Home Fire

James Dudley Roberson, 56, farmer, Frost community, died of a heart attack Saturday night about 9 p.m. shortly after fire had destroyed his home near Frost.  The fire originated from a stove and he had attempted to extinguish the flames and remove household effects, it was reported, when he was stricken, dying a few minutes later.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Frost Baptist Church.  Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.  The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church.

A native of Alabama, Roberson had resided in the Frost community 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Gerald Wayne Roberson, and a daughter Mary Nell Roberson, all of Frost; three brothers, Wiley Roberson, Waco; Thomas E. Roberson, U.S. Army Service, London, England, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carroll Young, Tom Hooser, Howard Tinsley, Jim Denn, P. L. Woolley and W. Q. Burns.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Walter Lee Barton
Jan 27, 1885 - June 02, 1955

Walter Barton Dies Thursday

Walter Lee Barton, 70, native of Blooming Grove, died Thursday morning at the Twilight Home here.

Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove Friday at 2:30 p.m.  Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the church.

Barton was a retired livestock dealer and farmer, and served as Navarro County Treasurer several years ago.  He had made his home in Corsicana the past six years.

The body will be in state at the Corley Chapel until 12:30 p.m. Friday when it will be taken to the church in Blooming Grove to lie in state until funeral hour.

Surviving are two sons, Beauford H. Barton, Dallas, and Joe A. Barton Sr., Garland; a grandson, Joe A. Barton Jr., Garland; a sister Mrs. Bettie Willingham, San Diego, California; and other relatives.

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Orlie Allen Crecelius
Mar 2, 1893 - Mar 16, 1972

O.A. Crecelius

DAWSON - Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Navarro Mills Baptist Church for Orlie A Crecelius, 79, of Navarro Mills.  Rev. Bruce McNair and Rev. Micky Loftis will officiate.  Interment will be in Navarro Mills Cemetery.  He died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Lidderdale of Grand Praire, two sons, Don G. Crecelius of Mesquite and Kenneth A. Crecelius of Mesquite; two sisters, Mrs. Will Reed of Whitney, Mrs. Mary Reed of Shallowater; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dean Melton, Bill Ford, Bill Smith, Alvin Slater, Jackie Farmer, Clark Putman, Clark Putman, Jr. and London McCullough.

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Alice Irene (French) Crecelius
Sep 16, 1899 - Nov 6, 1974

Mrs. Crecelius

Funeral services for Mrs. O.A. (Alice) Crecelius, 75, lifelong Navarro Mills resident who died Wednesday in Arlington, will be held Friday at the Navarro Mils Baptist Church with the hour yet to be set,.  The Rev. James Densman, pastor, and Rev. Mickey Loftis of Corsicana will officiate.  Burial will be in the Navarro Mills Cemetery.  Eubanks Funeral Home of Hubbard will conduct.

She had moved to Arlington only a few months ago from Navarro Mills.

Surviving are two sons, Don Crecelius of Hubbard and Aldon Crecelius of Mesquite; one daughter, Mrs. Ken Lidderdale of Cedar Hill; seven grandchilden; one bother Rex Franch of Navarro Mills and one sister, Mrs. T.A. Evans of Houston.

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John Russell Oden
Dec 18, 1895 - Dec 23, 1977

J. R. Oden

NAVARRO MILLS - Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church for John Russell Oden, 82, resident of Navaro Mills, who died at 8 a.m. Friday at his home.

The Rev. Weldon Barnard, pastor, will officiate, with burial following at Navarro Mills Cemetery.

He was born in Navarro Mills and was a retired farmer, and a deacon of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.  He married Miss Inez Cambron May 22, 1918 in Navarro Mills. 

Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Survivors include his wife, five brothers, Elze Oden of Corsicana, J.B. Oden of New York, Coyel Oden of Jacksonville, Doile Oden and Tell Oden, both of Palestine; and two sisters, Mrs. Hettie Putman and Mrs. Bertha Lune  both of Corsicana.

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William Earl Sheppard Sr.
Jan 2, 1909 - Jan 20, 1972

W. E. Sheppard

BLOOMING GROVE - William Earl Sheppard, 63, retired grocer and meat-cutter, died Thursday night in Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1909 in Blooming Grove, he had lived most of his life in this area except for 15 years in El Paso, where he operated a grocery store before moving back here and retiring.

He was married to the former Ann Gantt in 1930 in Cryer Creek and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church here with the pastor, the Rev. R. Paul Rone, officiating.  Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery near Blooming Grove under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ann Sheppard; two sons, Robert Owen and William Earl Sheppard, Jr., both of Tucson, Ariz; two daughters, Mrs. Rosie Mae Hill of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Patricia Ann Crouch of Cross Timbers, Mo.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Robert B. Sheppard of Corsicana and Houston Sheppard of Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Reames of Lancaster and Mrs. Mabel Groschke of Pinehurst, Texas.

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Alice Martha (Gantt) Leonard
Feb 8, 1893 - Jan 19, 1972

Mrs. Leonard

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.) - Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lone Oak Cemetery near Blooming Grove for Mrs. Alice Leonard, 78, who died in McGregor Wednesday.

A native of Blooming Grove, she was married to John Ernest Leonard in 1910 and had resided in McGregor since 1911.

Survivors include two sons, Earl and Ernest Leonard of McGregor; four daughters, Mrs. Joe Sumerlin of Waco, Mrs. Lula Roe of McGregor, Mrs. Hansel Johnson of Fort Worth and Mrs. Wootson Johnson of San Francisco; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Burial will be under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Larry James Warren
Nov 13, 1964 - May 24, 1977

Larry Warren

WORTHAM - Services are to be 3 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church here for Larry James Warren, 12, resident of Wortham, who died in a Houston hospital Tuesday morning.  Officiating will be Rev. B.W. Johnson, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 13, 1964, in Mexia, and was a sixth grade student at Wortham Elementary school.  He was a member of the Baptist Church, and had lived in Wortham most of his life.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Warren; three sisters, Miss Brenda Kay Warren and Mrs. Gwendolyn Sue Chapman, both of Wortham and Mrs. Jewel Loraine Futch of Waco; and three brothers, Willie C. Warren of Wortham, Charles W. Warren of San Antonio and Carlos D. Warren of Mesquite.

Cousins will be pallbearers.

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Karol Christiana Egonis
Mar 28, 1973 - Mar 28, 1973

Karol Egonis

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Dresden Cemetery for Karol Christiana, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clement T. Egonis of Fort Worth.  The child was dead at birth Wednesday at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Rev. Robert J. Potts officiated.

She is survived by her parents of Fort Worth; a twin sister, Karen; and her grandparents, the Owen Beemans of Corsicana and the Felix Egonis of Rawley, Mass.

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James Hershel Rankin Taylor
Oct 6, 1892 - Aug 18, 1971

Taylor

James Hershel Taylor, 78, died Wednesday in Albuquerque, N.M.  Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Vessie Taylor of Albuquerque; one son, Jim H. Taylor of Tulsa; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Green of Albuquerque; one granddaughter; one sister; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Harold Conner of Corsicana.

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Taylor

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Friday for James Hershel Taylor, 74, who died Wednesday in Albuquerque, N.m. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate and burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, one son, one daughter, one sister and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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George Wayne Lee
May 16, 1909 - Jul 14, 1976

George W. Lee

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for George W. Lee, 67, a retired real estate dealer, who died Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz.

Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.  Other arrangements are incomplete.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. George Lee of Mesa, Ariz.; four brothers, William Lee of Texas City; Robert H. Lee of Corsicana; Albert Lee of DeSoto and Cecil Lee of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Miss Lessie Lee and Miss Mini Lee, both of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" (Tipping) Anderson-Long
Feb 20, 1904 - Feb 27, 1974

Mrs. Long

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Margaret Long, who died Wednesday night at Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana.  Rev. John Clifford, pastor of Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Ken Anderson of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Allen Reems of Houston and Mrs. George Loden of Hico; and several nieces and nephews.

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Earnest Hugh Martin
Nov 9, 1900 - Oct 6, 1972

E. H. Martin

BLOOMING GROVE -  Services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church for Earnest H. Martin, 71, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two brothers and several nieces and nephews.

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E. H. Martin

BLOOMING GROVE — Funeral services are planned at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church for Earnest H. Martin, 71, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, and McCormick Funeral Home will direct.
Born Nov. 9, 1900, he was a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, a farmer and member of the Blooming Grove First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; two brothers,. Robert Martin of Corsicana and George Martin of Angus; and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, October 6, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Cozy Mae (Kennedy) Sisson-Berry
Jan 14, 1894 - Mar 25, 1973

Mrs. Cozy Berry

RICHLAND - Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana for Mrs. Cozy M. Berry, 78, of Richland, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.  Burial was to be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating.

Survivors include a son, three daughters, three brothers, a sister, 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Cozy Berry

RICHLAND—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Cozy M. Berry, 78, Richland, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Berry was a native of Big Sandy, Tex., and had lived in Richland for 40 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Richland.

She is survived by one son, John H. Sisson, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. M. D. McElroy, Richland; Mrs. A. R. McClendon, Chula Vista, Calif., and Mrs. J. M. Jones, Dallas; three brothers, Cliff Kennedy; Claude Kennedy and Jewel Kennedy, all of Big Sandy; one sister, Mrs. Birdie Sisson, Littlefield, Tex.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Benny Hatchel, Denny Hatchel, John Hatchel, Benny McElroy, Don Dodson, and Dwain Mathison.

The Rev. Bob Roberts will officiate.

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Mardist Henry Miles
Feb 9, 1905 - Mar 21, 1973

Henry Miles

Blooming Grove - Funeral services were to be at 2 pm. Friday at the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove for Henry Miles, 68, of Blooming Grove, who died Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. James McKee, Corsicana Emmanuel Baptist Church pastor, and Rev. Leon Varphal, First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a son; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Varne of Hillsboro; and two sisters including Mrs. Northera Toten of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers include Ralph Jenkins, J.I. Hyles, Marvin Knight, Raymond Gorman, Elgin Wilson and Ray Adams.

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Elmer Harley Seaton
Jul 30, 1902 - Oct 31, 1975

E.H. Seaton

HUBBARD - Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Dawson for Elmer Harley Seaton, 73, resident of Rt. 1 Dawson, who died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Hubbard Hospital.  Rev. Rick Erwin will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, a son, Billy Jack Seaton of Dawson; a granddaughgter, five sisters, Mrs. Stella Harlett of Odessa, Mrs. Bill Wollverton of Mount Enterprise, Mrs. Ruby Barnes of Louisiana, Mrs. Ethel Crowson of Hot Springs, Ark., and Mrs. Alva Mae Dunn of Yelleville, Ark., and three brothers, John Seaton of Corsicana, Jr. R. Seaton of Hot Springs, Ark., and Marvin Seaton of California.

He was a retired farmer.

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Henry Clay DeRusha
Oct 15, 1897 - Feb 24, 1973

H.C. Derusha

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services are pending at the McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove for Henry C. Derusha, 75, of Blooming Grove, who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.  Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mamie Derusha of Blooming Grove; a son, Durwood Derusha of Dalton, Ill.; a daugher, Mrs. Frances Lee of Bogalusa, La.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Harris of Corsicana and Mrs. Florence Witzel of Odessa; and three brothers, Charlie Derusha of Corsicana, Griff Derusha of Odessa and Joe Derusha of West Texas.

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Virgle Eugene Rasco
Nov 27, 1911 - Jul 18, 1971

Rasco

Services will be held for Virgle E. Rasco at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, under direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

Rasco died July 18 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.

Born Nov. 27, 1911, in Gatesville, he was a long-time resident of Blooming Grove and was in the construction business.

He was a member of the Baptist church and was a World War II veteran.

He is survived by his widow, of Blooming Grove; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jean Sanders, Frost; one grandson; four brothers, Gay Rasco, Blooming Grove; P.J. Rasco, T.E. Rasco, and Billy Rasco, all of Irving; four sisters, Mrs. Enid Dyer, Lancaster, Mrs. Juanita Watkins, Mrs. Darleska Thorn and Mrs. Odessa Rasco, all of Irving.

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Frankie Merle (Magee) Gilliam
Nov 30, 1912 - Jul 14, 1976

Mrs. Gilliam

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Merle M. Gilliam, 63, a resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate with interment following in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.

Survivors include her husband, Clinton F. Gilliam of Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. George Magee of Blooming Grove; one son, George W. Gilliam of Dallas; and one brother, Dwayne Magee of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Miller Reid, Jim Kerley, Jack London, Blake Gillen, J. Harold Green, Thurman Johnson and Joe Bob Tekell.

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Christopher Ryen Scoggins
Jun 5, 1974 - May 18, 1975

Christopher Scoggins

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Christopher Ryen Scoggins, age one year, who died Sunday in Corsicana.  the Rev. Frank Shirley will officiate and burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Scoggins of Corsicana; one brother, Dustin Scoggins; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Dixon and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gates of Corsicana and I.R. Scoggins of Seattle, Wash.; and great-grandmother, Mrs. C.D. Galloway of Dallas.

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Infant drowns here Sunday

An 11-month-old boy, Christopher R. Scoggins, was ruled to have died from accidental drowning in a commode in its parents home at The Villa Apartments Sunday afternoon in an inquest conducted by Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton at Memorial Hospital emergency room.

Judge Tipton and investigating Officer Terry Teetz said the child’s mother, Mrs. Glen (Barbara) Scoggins, Apt. 74, said the baby wandered away from her sight while she was changing clothes, and moments later she discovered the child with its head submerged in a bathroom commode.

Tipton said “I ruled it accidentally drowning as the baby apparently fell into the commode.

According to Officer Teetz’s report, Mrs. Scoggins said she carried the unconscious infant and laid it on the living room floor until an ambulance could arrive. The infant was pronounced dead on arrival at the emergency room by a doctor at 5:15 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with burial to be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

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Robert Martin Grounds
Dec 1, 1906 - Jun 29, 1974

R. M. Grounds
BLOOMING GROVE
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church here for Robert Martin Grounds, 67, retired farmer and rancher who died early Saturday in Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Lloyd Coker of Glen Rose and the Rev.
John Clifford of Blooming Grove will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery here.
He was a native of Mertens.
Surviving are his widow of Blooming Grove; three sons, James Grounds of Bellville, Bevie Grounds of San Antonio and Gary Grounds of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Bass of Crawford, Mrs. Nevada Hollifield of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Barbara Frioni of Irving; 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Grounds of Hillsboro and Reagen Grounds of Blooming Grove; and five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Dyer of Frost, Mrs. Meady Bates of Palmer, Mrs. Wilma Flovin of Corsicana, Mrs. Ruth Green of Lancaster and Mrs. Pinkie Lee Bell of Fort Worth.

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R. M. Grounds' Funeral Held
BLOOMING GROVE (SPL) - Funeral services for Robert Martin Grounds, 67, of Blooming Grove, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Blooming Grove Methodist Church, Rev. Lloyd Coker of Glen Rose and Rev. John Clifford officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Mr. Grounds died Saturday in a Corsicana Hospital.
He was born Dec. 1, 1906, in Mertens. He was a farmer and rancher in the Blooming Grove area.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, James Grounds of Bellville, Bevie Grounds of San Antonio and Gary Grounds of San Antonio and Gary Grounds of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Bass of Crawford, Mrs. Nevada Hollifield of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Barbara Frioni of Irving; two brothers, Ralph Grounds of Hillsboro and Regan Grounds of Blooming Grove; five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Dyer of Frost, Mrs. Meady Bates of Palmer, Mrs. Wilma Flovin of Corsicana, Mrs. Ruth Green of Lancaster and Mrs. Pinkie Lee Bell of Fort Worth; and 16 grandchildren.

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Olive Ruth (Craigue) Sisson
Dec 14, 1919 - Feb 22, 1977

Mrs. Sisson
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Olive Ruth Sisson, 57, resident of Fort Worth and wife of a native Corsicana man. She died Tuesday in Fort Worth.
Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
She was a native of Concord, N. H., lived in Fort Worth since 1959 and was a member of a Baptist church.
Survivors include her husband John H. Sisson of Fort Worth; a son, Danny Sisson of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Woodard of Manchester, N. H., Mrs. Irene Holhand of Laconia, N. H. and a third sister, name unknown; and two brothers Chester Craigue and Dana Craigue both of Concord.

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Vicky Sue Lane
Jan 27, 1957 - Nov 22, 1974

Miss Vicky Sue Lane
ROSENGERG-Funeral services for Miss Vicky Sue Lane, 17, of Richmond who was killed in an auto Friday, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Rosenberg.
Rev. Leslie Welch will officiate, and burial will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Arrangements are with the Garmany and Company Funeral Directors in Rosenberg.
She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lane of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Dozier of Blooming Grove.
Other survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lane of Richmond; a brother, Dale and a sister Debi, both of Rosenberg.
She was a varsity cheerleader for Lamar Consolidated High School, member of the A Capella Choir, Future Farmers of American, and was named in "Who's Who Among High School Students".

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Ronald Luke White
Mar. 04, 1955 - Mar. 06, 1955

White Infant Son Services Sunday
Funeral services for Ronald Luke White, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. White, 309 West First avenue, who died In Memorial Hospital Friday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday at 2 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev, J. L. Davenport, pastor of the E l e v e n t h Avenue Methodist Church.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Wm. L. White, and a sister, Colleen White, all of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. White, Dublin, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. William Callon England.
Corley Directed.

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Claude Millard Perry
Oct 04, 1902 - Mar 06, 1955

C. M. Perry Dies At Kerens Home Claud Milliard Perry, 52, died at his home in Kerens Sunday.
Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in Kerens Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Kerens Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Revs. Jesse Keele and O. D. Harris.
He was a member of the Kerens Pentecostal Church of God.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; three sons, Clifton Perry, Corsicana; Lester and James Perry, both of Kerens; five daughters, Mrs. Marvin Keele, and Mrs. Richard Oglesby, both of Corsicana; Vivian, Clara Faye and Zelda Mae Perry, all of Kerens; two grandchildren; six brothers, Homer Perry. Mexia; Henry Perry, Eureka; Richard Perry, Navarro; Herman Perry, Rice; Dee Perry, Dallas, and Leslie Perry, Waco; five sisters, Mrs. Sadie Price, Mrs. Marthella Andrews, Mrs. Edith Honea and Mrs. Ruby Townley, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Pearl Collins, California, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were S. L. Flynn, N, S. White, O. D. Harris, Lacy Garrett, L. G. Bonner and Earnest Keele.
Griffin Funeral Home directed

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Clarence Napoleon Meador
Feb 20, 1879 - Jan 01, 1955

Clarence Meador
Rites At Frost
FROST. Jan. 1—(Spl.)—Clarence N. Meador. 77, retired farmer, life-long resident of this community, died at his home on Highway 22 one mile west of this community late Friday night following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Sunday at 2 p, m. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, and Dr. E. T. Miller, Tyler Baptist minister, formerly of Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Lou Dickson, Colorado City, and Mrs. Gale Watts. Fort Worth; a son, John L. Meador, Frost; two brothers, A. Y. Meador, Waxahachie, and W. F. Meador, Cleburne; five sisters. Mrs. J. B. Jackson, Houston; Mrs. R. P. Ryan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. J. D. Fitzgerald, Corsicana; Mrs. J. L. Sheppard and Mrs. M. A. Gray, both of Frost; four grandchildren and other relatitves.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Home directs.

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Thomas McMillan George, Sr.
Jan 7, 1866 - Dec 31, 1954

T.M. George Dies Friday Evening
T. M. George, 88, of Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital early Friday night following several years illness.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Sunday at 1:30 p. m. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the church, and Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.
Born near Camden, Ala., George came to Blooming Grove in 1891 where he resided except for a period from 1920 to 1937 when he made his home at Slaton, Lubbock county, Texas.
He had been an invalid since April, 1953.
Surviving arc his wife of Blooming Grove; three sons, T. M. George Jr., Corsicana; Carl W. George, San Angelo, and W. O. George, San Antonio; one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Richardson, Newton, Kan.; six grandchildren, two greatgrand-children; a brother, John George, Blooming Grove; five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Reid and Mrs. Mamie Grady, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. E. L. Ross, Kerens; Mrs. Fannie Scott, Clovis, N. M., and Mrs. J. T. Spires, Hillshoro, and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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T. M. George
CORSICANA, Jan 2 (Spl) - Funeral services for T. M. George, 88, who died in a Corsicana hospital Friday were conducted Sunday in First Methodist Church of Blooming Grove.
Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
George was born near Camden, Ark., and moved to Blooming Grove in Navarro County in 1891. From 1920 to 1937, he lived at Slaton in Lubbock County before going back to Blooming Grove.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, T. M. George Jr., of Corsicana, Carl W. George of San Angelo, and W. O. George of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Richardson of Newton, Kan.; a brother, John George of Blooming Grove; five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Reid and Mrs. Mamie Grady of Blooming Grove, Mrs. E. L. Ross of Kerens, Mrs. Fannie Scott of Clovis, N. M. and Mrs. J. T. Spires of Hillsboro

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Mary Elizabeth (Prickett) Needham
Jan 25, 1915 - Jan 5, 1955

Emhouse Resident
Rites Thursday
Mrs. Mary E. Needham, 39, of Emhouse, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon.
Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Lee Emerson, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church, and Rev. Otis Dunagan, Salvation Army,
Corsicana.
Surviving are her husband, E. P. Needham, Emhouse; a son, Clyde O'Neal Needham, Emhouse; six brothers, Emmett Prickett,
Emhouse; Calvin Prickett, and J. C. Prickett, both of Corpus Christ; Carlos Prickett, Fort Worth; Jimmy Prickett, Waco; Herschel
Prickett, Lubbock; two sisters, Mrs. George York, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. W. Hughes, Lorena, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jodie York, A, J. York, Cecil O'Neal Prickett, George York, Jr.; F. M. Cottongame, Jake Davis, Calvin Wiley
Prickett and James Prickett.

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Edward E. Williamson
Apr. 11, 1873 - Mar. 11, 1955

E. E. Williamson Dies Saturday, Service Sunday
KERENS (SpU—E. E. Williamson, 81, of Kerens, died Saturday at 3 a.m. In Memorial Hospital in Corsicana after a lengthy illness. A native of Freestone county, he moved to Kerens at the age of 20 and taught school for several years. He had engaged in farming and the cattle business for most
of his life. He was a member of the Methodist church.
He ia survived by his wife- a daughter, Mrs. Henry C. Benner of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Elkins of Gladewater, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Inmon Funeral Chapel in Kerens. Rev Thomas Trlbble, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church, and John McCord, Presbyterian ministerial student, will officiate. Burial will be in Kerens cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Vester Barnett.
Alvin Barnett, Fred Jennings, Fred Hulan, Dr. Terry Sanders Joe Sheppard, Jim Stevenson and A. R. May

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William Mandred Hanks
Feb 26, 1911 - Apr 16, 1949

W. M. Hanks Dies Saturday; Rites Here On Monday
W. M. Hanks, aged 38 years, died In the John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock. He was a son of the late Dr. M. L. Hanks of Corbet.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ethel Hanks, Corsicana: three sisters, Mrs. R.1. Banks, Corsicana; Mrs. Arnold Taylor, Hubbard, and Mrs. James Durkes, Malvern, Ark.; five brothers, Duren and Marvin Hanks, both of Corsicana; J. C. Hanks, Dallas: Ray Hanks, Waco, and Oscar Hanks, Lufkin, and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in the Campbell cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. N. Bell, Baptist minister.
Pallbearers were W. R. Beaird, S. A. Harlan, M. E. Roman, W. C. Nokes, J. E. Stone and S. S. Tucker.

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Homer B. Butler
Mar 18, 1898 - Apr 6, 1955

Homer B. Butler Services Friday
Funeral services for Homer B Butler, 67, farmer and cattleman who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, will be held from the First Baptist church Friday at 10 a.m. The rites will be conducted by Dr W. M. Shnmburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood  cemetery.
Butler resided in Highway 22 in Northwest Corsicana. He had been In ill health for several years.
Surviving "re his wife of Corsicana; two daughters. Mrs. Ed Tcter, Corsicana, and Mrs. John Beatty, Jackson, Miss.; a son, Donnle Butler, Corsicana; two brothers, E. C. Butler, Mabank Bchool superintendent, and J. E. Butler, Dranc: a sister, Mrs. Sam Derryberry, Barry; four grandchildren,
Elle Louis Trier, Edward Teter, Linda Jane Teter, all of Corsicana. and John Beatty, IV, Jackson, Miss., and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Clifford Brow, Clyde Smith, Clyde Heifner, A. T. Smith, Larkin York,
Harmon Ferguson, Woodrow Wilson and N. Suttlc Roberts.
KcCammon will direct.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • h/o Janie Benton (Bryan) Butler s/o Whitaker H. Butler & Martha Jane (Copeland) Butler


Cisero Buchanan Gobbel
Nov 18, 1893 - Jun 10, 1975

C.B. Gobbel

BLOOMING GROVE - Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Cisero B. Gobbel, 81, native of Blooming Grove who died in Green Acres Nursing Home in Humble.

Rev. W.A. Corley will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Effie Gobbel of Humble; a son, O.C. Gobbel of Porter; a daughter, Miss Mary A. Gobbel of Houston; and a grandson, David Gobbel of Porter.

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George Oscar Hinkle
Aug 6, 1895 - Jan 24, 1972

Oscar Hinkle

BLOOMING GROVE - Services for Oscar Hinkle, 76, former resident of Blooming Grove, will be held at 3 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. R. Paul Rone officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Hinkle died Monday morning in Springtown where he had lived for the past several years.

He was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include his wife, of Springtown; two sons, Coy Hinkle of Wichita Falls and William B. Hinkle of Houston; one daughter Oreta Harrison of Florida; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be C.L. Saunders, Ernest McGraw, Drew Gillen, George Ward, Bruce McCormick, and H.S. Whorton.

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Annie Elmira (Spruill) Garrison
Jul 26, 1896 - Jan 29, 1974

Mrs. Garrison

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services are pending at the Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Annie Garrison, 77, of Blooming Grove, who died Tuesday morning.

Rev. Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Alva Garrison of Blooming Grove; a son, Alva L. Garrison of Berwick, La.; five daughters, Mrs. Edith Stilby and Mrs. Geraldine Minefee, both of Houston, Mrs. Anna Lee Collier of Humble, Mrs. Hazel Tarr of Whittier, Calif. andd Mrs. Bertha Osburn of Alma, Ark.; a brother, Robert Spruill of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ina Cruse and Mrs. Jewel Farmer, both of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Mahalie Josie (Williams) Ellis
May 5, 1901 - Sept 13, 1974

Mrs. W.B. Ellis

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services for Mrs. W.B. (Mahalie Jo) Ellis, 73, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Ken James, officiating, assisted by the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Bradley Funeral Home. She died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

A longtime resident of Blooming Grove, she was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband; five sons, W.B. Ellis, Jr.; U.S. Air Force, Arctic Circle; James Ellis, Grand Prairie; Joe Ellis, Garland; Bob Ellis, Arlington, and Ray Ellis, Irving; six daughters, Mrs. Lorene Holliefield, Mrs. Louise Hatley and Mrs. Pauline Sirjord, all of Hubbard, Mrs. Ruth Gainer of Grantville, W. Va.; Mrs. Bertha Carroll of Palestine, and Mrs. Elizabeth Kitchens of Arlington; 28 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Pat Williams of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Idabel Ivie of Grand Prairie; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Billy Gillen, Charley Uselton, V.T. Kagler, Beauford Farish, Harold Dozier and Boyd Bryant.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Central and First Baptist Churches.

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Elsie Loretta (Butler) Perry
Oct 11, 1901 - Jul 9, 1971

Perry

BLOOMING GROVE - Mrs. Revis W. Perry, 69, a longtime resident of Blooming Grove, died at her home here at about 9 p.m. Friday.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church here with the Rev. Paul Rone officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

Born Oct. 11, 1901, in Mississippi, she had lived here for more than fifty years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include five sons, Earl, Otis and Otho Perry, all of Dallas, J.W. Perry of Temple and Charles Perry of Irving; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Miller and Mrs. Macie Sykes both of Dallas; a brother, John Butler of Danville, Ill.; four sisters, Misses Bertie Butler and Ann Butler.

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Franklin Delano Lewis
Jul 6, 1933 - May 22, 1974

F.D. Lewis

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel for Franklin D. Lewis, 40, who died in Houston Veterans Hospital Wednesday.

Rev. Ronnie Chesser, First Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Miss Patty Sue Lewis, Sherry Lewis, and Gail Lewis all of Neches, Tex. and Mrs. Martha Gibson of Palestine; his father, W.O. Lewis of Fairfield; his mother, Mrs. Eva Ventz of Victoria; a sister, Mrs. Frances Brinkley of Channel View; grandmother, Mrs. Frances Lewis of Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Cousins will be pallbearers.

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Truman Rudolph Mahone
Aug 24, 1914 - Jan 2, 1972

T.R. Mahone

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.) - Truman R. Mahone, 57, a lifelong resident of the Blooming Grove area, died Sunday at 3 p.m. in an automobile accident on Farm Road 744 near Raleigh.

Born Aug 24, 1914 at Italy, he was employed at the water treatment plant at Navarro Mills at the time of his death. He had been a farmer for many years. He was married to Gladys Collier April 25, 1934 in Blooming Grove and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow of Blooming Grove; two sons, Eddie Mahone of Dallas and Danny Mahone of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. Tommy Huff of Grapevine, Mrs. Charlie Lippe of Dallas and Miss Sherry Mahone of Dallas; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Phillips of Italy, Mrs. Ina Burns of Garland and Mrs. Opel Robinson of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. W.R. Estepp and the Rev. Ronnie Chesser officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove under the direction of McCormick Funeral Service.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Sharon Kay Thompson
Oct 25, 1956 - Mar 16, 1971

Thompson Rites

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.) - Graveside rites and burial were Friday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery for Sharon Kay Thompson, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Thompson of Houston, who died Tuesday in Louisiana. McCormick Funeral Home conducted.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her maternal grandparents of Frost and paternal grandparents of Lorena.

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Thompson Rites
Slated Friday

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)- Graveside rites and burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery here for Sharon Kay Thompson,14, who died Tuesday in Tallulah, La. The Rev. Ronny Chesser will officiate.
McCormick Funeral Home will conduct.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo I. Thompson of Houston; maternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ira Hassell of Frost; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Thompson of Lorena.

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Hoyt Cerf Fort
July 28, 1927 - Dec 21, 2010

Corsicana —    Hoyt Cerf Fort, 83, of Houston, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in the Houston V.A. Hospital. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

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Glenn Arthur Holt
Oct 25, 1941 - Dec 20, 2010

Corsicana — Glenn A. Holt, 69, of Dawson passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 in Dallas. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 23 at Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Michael Green officiating.

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Glenn A. Holt, 69, of Dawson passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 in Dallas. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 23 at Dawson cemetery with Rev. Michael Green officiating.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Lewis Radford Jr
abt 1936 - Dec 16, 2010

Corsicana — Lewis Radford Jr., 74, resident of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, located at 5301 West Hwy. 31. Interment will follow at Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mildred Mary Plemons
Jun 26, 1941 - Dec 20, 2010

Corsicana — Mildred Mary Plemons, 69, of Ft. Worth passed away Dec. 20, 2010. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Neva Nell (Wafer) Jones
Jan 3, 1929 - Dec 20, 2010

Nell Wafer Jones, 81, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Twilight Home in Corsicana.

She was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Dawson. Mrs. Jones was a longtime employee of Beall’s Department Store serving as cosmetic advisor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Jones Sr.; a daughter, Judy Jones Reindhardt; and a son, Freddie Jones Jr.

Survivors include her grandson, Jason Reindhardt of Houston; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Margie (Byrd) Little
July 8, 1932 - Dec 19, 2010

Margie Byrd Little, 78, of Athens, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

She was born July 8, 1932, to Bliss and Willie Byrd in Corsicana. She was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Sarah Maples Chapter.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Byrd; mother, Bliss N. Hunt Byrd; husband, Jimmy B. Little; son, Timothy Lee Little; daughter, Sharon Williams Scruggs; and brother, Charles Byrd.

Survivors include her sisters, Mary Jackson of Athens and Christine Williams of Corsicana; sons, Peter Little of Athens, and Nelson Little and wife Julia of Houston; grandchildren, Jason Williams of San Fransisco, Calif., Brent Williams of Dallas, Katie Williams of West Palm Beach, Fla., Ashley Little of Tyler, Meredith Little of Denton, Courtney Little of Houston, and Morgan Little also of Houston.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Calhoun officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Creek UMC, 100 S. Old Indian Trail, Tool, TX 75143.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patty Ann (Riggs) Robinson
Oct 8, 1938 - Dec 17, 2010

Corsicana — Patty Ann (Riggs) Robinson, 72, of Corsicana, passed away on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born in Purdon to Robert and Ola Moore Riggs on Oct. 8, 1938. Pat was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ. She graduated from LVN school and went on to receive her RN from El Centro College at the Navarro College campus. She worked for Dr. Scott Middleton for 32 years at Medical Arts Clinic and retired in 2004. She was very dedicated to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her life long love and father of her children, Gene Robinson; her parents, Robert and Ola Riggs; sisters, Helen Kirby and Bobbie Swinford; and brother, Raymond Riggs.

Survivors include her children, Jim and Tammie Robinson of Corsicana, Jane Farmer of Weatherford, Jennifer Robinson and Jill Murphy of Gatesville, and Jeff Robinson of West; grandchildren, Scottie and Debbie Robinson of Mexia, Chris and Jenni Farmer of Houston, Leah and Jared Lorenz of Garland, Jessica Wilson and Keith Fulton of Corsicana, Ellesha Robinson of Chandler, Wendie Huffman and Justin Russell of Gladewater, and Easton Robinson of Waco; great grandchildren, Katelyn Wilson of Corsicana; Hannah, Cheyenne, and Tucker Heathco of Chandler; Brayden and Payge Robinson of Corsicana; Gaven and Adyson McElhaney of Corsicana; and Emilie and Becki Reagan of Gladewater; sisters: Bonnie Strzineck of DeSoto, and Annalee Sloan and husband J.B. of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian McNutt, Chris Farmer, Jared Lorenz, Keith Fulton, Doug Sloan, and Justin Russell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Farmer, Dr. Scott Middleton, George Aldama, and Bill Roughton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

 

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Peggy Nellie (Cason) Mayfield
July 23, 1924 - Dec 16, 2010

Peggy Nellie Mayfield, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 86. She was born on July 23, 1924 in Arkansas to William D. Cason and Lena Cloud Cason. Peggy was retired from Texas Instrument after 20 plus years. Following retirement she worked at a local nursing home and the Mexia State School. Peggy enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and quilting as well as listening to her audio books later in life due to poor eye sight. She also enjoyed the home shopping network where she would order gift for everyone in the family as well as collecting a number of cook books.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe Mayfield, and son Joe D. Mayfield. Survivors include her children: Lynn Fade of Pittsburg, Jerry Mayfield of Irving, Dan Mayfield of Winnsboro, Hubert Mayfield of Corsicana, and Wade Mayfield of Irving. Nine grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister Florence Barlow and a number of other family members.

Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

Josephine Williams (Pritchett) McNutt
Mar 29, 1931 - Dec 16, 2010

Josephine Williams Pritchett McNutt passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 6:19 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Zale Lipshy Hospital in Dallas.

She showed tremendous faith, courage, and strength since being diagnosed with brain cancer on Aug. 31, 2010. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; she will be greatly missed by those whose life she touched. She lived a life in service to God as exemplified by 35 plus years of volunteer work with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Through her work with C.E.F. she shared the gospel of salvation by grace (faith alone in Christ alone) to countless numbers of children. Her commitment to the study of the Bible and daily prayer were an example to all.

She was born March 29, 1931, in Nashville, Tenn. to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Worley Pritchett. A graduate of Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University she married Lee William “Bill” McNutt Jr. on Jan. 23, 1954, in Nashville, Tenn. In 1958 they moved to Corsicana, her husband’s hometown, as new owners of Collin Street Bakery, which is home of the “Original DeLuxe Fruitcake.”

She was a member of Believer’s Bible Church of Corsicana, Daughter’s of the American Revolution, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Corsicana Country Club, and Garden of the God’s Club. She enjoyed traveling the world with family and friends and felt blessed at the life she led. She loved dividing her time between her homes in Corsicana and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Worley Pritchett and Velma Williams Pritchett; her beloved husband of 51 years, Bill McNutt Jr.; sisters, Catherine Worley Pritchett and Virginia Pritchett Bivens; and brother-in-law, Dr. Thomas B. Alexander.

Survivors include her four children, Lee William “Bill” McNutt III and his wife Susanna Rabel McNutt, Katherine Anne McNutt, Melanie Jeanne McNutt of Dallas, and Robert “Bob” Pritchett McNutt and his wife Amber of Corsicana; cherished grandchildren, Lee William “Will” McNutt IV, Thomas Max Nygaard McNutt, Rabel Josephine Mae McNutt, Sloan Carson McNutt, and Alyssa, Nicole and Matthew Stills; sister, Elise Pritchett Alexander of Columbia, Mo.; she is also survived by numerous nieces and cousins.

The family wishes to thank all who have shown kindness and compassion to Josephine and her family during this difficult time. The prayers of the body of Christ have given us great comfort throughout her illness. We would especially like to thank her Pastor, Steve Elkins of Believer’s Bible Church; caregivers and friends, Robert Polk, Anabella Maldonado, Stella Williams, Sara Nelson, Sid Polk, Raewyn Gain, Minda Mittlemaier, Pearline Jones, Ella Humphrey and Jacqueline Williams; her medical team at University of Texas Southwestern Dallas, Dr. Bruce Mickey, Dr. Elizabeth Maher, Dr. Robert D. Timmerman, Dr. Josephine Bonell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dr. Charles Biltz of Corsicana, and Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice.

A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at First Baptist Church, located at 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana. Graveside services will follow Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Navarro County, 117 Mall Dr., Corsicana, Texas 75110; or Believer’s Bible Church, 2400 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, Texas 75110; or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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