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Cora Celestine (Bounds) Campbell
Dec 26, 1886 - Mar 13, 1963

Mrs. Campbell Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Cora Celestine Campbell, 75, a former resident of Navarro county, died in Brenham Wednesday morning.
Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove but other arrangements were incomplete, according to McCormick's Funeral Home.
She is survived by two sons and three daughters and other relatives.
The former Cora Bounds, she was the widow of Edgar H. Campbell who for many years was a schoolteacher in west Navarro county. She was a native of Wortham.

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Mrs. Campbell Rites Thursday

BLOOMING GROVE, Mar. 13—(Spl.), Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar H. Campbell, 76, long time Blooming Grove resident were held from the First Methodist church here Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor.

Mrs. Campbell, the former Miss Cora Celestine Bounds of Wortham, died at a Burton Rest Home near Brenham Wednesday.

Mrs. Campbell, the widow of the late Edgar H. Campbell, farmer, school teacher and justice of the peace, resided in Blooming Grove more than 48 years.

Surviving are two sons, William Edgar Campbell, Dallas and Glover Bounds Campbell, El Paso; three daughters, Mrs. Cornelia Davis, Brenham; Mrs. Ima Stevens, San Antonio, and Mrs. Mary Doyle, El Paso; two brothers, Joe Bounds, Kiowa, Oklahoma; and George Hill Bounds, Sierra Bianca; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Purifoy and Mrs. Lura Johnson, both of Wortham, eight grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Ida Elizabeth (Sheppard) Magee
July 13, 1894 - Apr 28, 1958

Mrs. Ida Magee Dies Monday; Rites Tuesday
Mrs. Ida Magee, 63, native of Blooming Grove, died at her home in Blooming Grove Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles L. Hall, Carthage, former pastor: Rev. W. J. Richey, pastor, and Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of the First Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, D. E. Magee; a son, Doug Magee; a daughter, Mrs. C. E. McSpadden, all of Blooming Grove; two grand-children; three great-grandchildren; three brothers. W. N. Sheppard, Kilgore; Charlie and Gilmer Sheppard, both of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Kagler. Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Clyde Dale, Waco; and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Fred C. Barclay
May 5, 1869 - Apr 11, 1958

Fred C. Barklay
Dies Here Friday
Fred C. Barklay, 88, journeyman printer, native of Kentucky, died at Twilight Home early Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel in Blooming Grove Friday at 5 p.m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of the First Methodist
church in Blooming Grove.
Barklay was connected with the Blooming Grove Times from 1936 to 1944, and had been a resident of the Twilight Home for the past 12 years.
No immediate relatives survive. Barklay's wife and baby were killed in the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. He had traveled over much of the world.

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Robert Burton Grady
Jul. 16, 1857 - Dec. 16, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED LAST NIGHT
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 16.— (Spl)—R. B. Grady, age 74, pioneer resident of Blooming Grove, died at his home here at 12 o'clock Friday night. Funeral services will be held sometime Sunday from the Central Baptist church of which the deceased was a member. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Mr. Grady was born In Mississippi but came to Blooming Grove in 1861 and had been a resident of this community since.
Surviving are his wife, a son, D. P. Grady, Brownwood; three daughters, Mrs. C. N. Wilkinson, Longview; Mrs. V. H. Kirkland, Quanah; Miss Elizabeth Grady, Blooming Grove and other relatives.

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Dora Ann (Howard) Campbell
Sep. 26, 1858 - Feb. 16, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT
OF BLOOMING DROVE
COMMUNITY DIES
BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 17.— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Ann Campbell; age 73 years, pioneer resident of this section, who died at her home Thursday afternoon at 2:30, were held from the residence at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev, P. L. Shuler, Methodist minister. Burial was in Rosehill cemetery.
Surviving are four sons, E. H. Campbell, Blooming Grove: Mike Campbell, Kerens; T. M. Campbell, Blooming Grove; Jim Campbell, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. F. B. Cumpston, Blooming Grove: Mrs. E. B. Cagle, Blooming Grove; Mrs. John Cleveland, Hillsboro; 33 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Edgar Howard Campbell
July 12, 1880 - July 22, 1953

Edgar Campbell
Dies Wednesday
BLOOMING GROVE, July 23— (Spl)—Edgar Howard Campbell, 73 retired teacher and farmer, died of a heart attack at his home here Wednesday night. He was a native of Blooming Grove, he served as justice of the peace several years.
Funeral services will be from the Methodist church Friday at 2:30 p. m. with burial in Rosehill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor, and Rev. C. T. Brockette, retired Methodist minister.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Campbell, Blooming Grove; two sons, William Edgar Campbell, Chicago, and Glover B. Campbell, Gallup, N. M.; three daughters, Mrs. T. F. Davis, Bryan; Mrs. W. V. Stevens, Houston; and Mrs. Raymond Doyle, Gallup, N. M.; two brothers, Mike Campbell. Snyder and Thomas Campbell, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Cagle, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. John Cleveland, Hillsboro; nine grandchildren, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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George Washington “Waston” Frederick
May 20, 1889 - Sep 2, 1956

George Frederick Services Monday

George W. Frederick, 67, died in Fort Worth Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p. m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Bryant, Fort Worth Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; four sons, Joe Welch, Corsicana; Arthur Welch, Fort Worth J. Frederick, Fontana, Calif, and Howard Frederick. Hattiesburg Miss.; three daughters Mrs. Kathy Doggett Fort Worth; Mrs. Vaida McFadden and Miss Ruth Frederick both of Visalia. Calif.; 11 grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Claud Phillips and Mrs. Will Cobb both of Blooming Grove; Mrs Clara B. Derden, Fort Worth; Mrs. Nellie Holmes and Mrs. Worth Moseley, both of Dallas; two brothers, Bob Frederick San Diego Calif., and Roy Frederick, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Drew Gillen D. W. Springer. Earl McLain. Roy Reed, Buster Warren and R. D. Garrison.

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Bobby Dale Gantt
Dec 18, 1950 -  Jan 08, 1956

Tuesday Services For Bobby Gantt

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 10-(Spl.)—Funeral services for Bobby Gantt, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Darwood Gantt, who died Sunday in the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. from the First Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Tommy Gantt; grandparents.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Minze and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Gantt, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Lelia Garrison and Mrs. Martha Gantt, all of Blooming Grove.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mattie Alice (Thomason) Truelove
Nov. 13, 1871   Oct. 21, 1956

Monday Services For Mrs. Truelove

BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 22— (Spl)— Mrs. Mattie Alice Trulove, 84, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the First Christian church here Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Buel R. Crouch, pastor of the Grace Temple Baptist church of Oakwood, a relative, assisted by Rev. Charles Mull, pastor of the church.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Truelove had resided in this community 75 years.

Surviving are four sons, O. W. Truelove, Williamsburg, N. M.; Ray Truelove, Hubbard; Tom Truelove, Mexia, and Nim Truelove, Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Cox, Mexia, and Mrs. Annie Armstrong, Waxahachie; three sisters, Mrs. J. T. York, Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. J. D. Richgins, Dorchester; 11 grandchildren 13 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Gordon Page, C. E. Warren, Jack Brooks, Drew Gillen, Dwayne Garrison and Solomon Armstrong.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Marvin Douglas Baggett
Oct. 30, 1902   Nov. 20, 1956

Thursday Rites For M. D. Baggett

Funeral services for M. D. Baggett, 54, salesman for Buie Implement Company, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night following a heart attack, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church, and Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist Church. Burial Was in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Jack A. Baggett, Corsicana, and Donald Baggett, Beaumont; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Clara Baggett, Corsicana; a brother, C. C. Baggett, Big Spring; a sister, Mrs. Ed Phillips, Temple, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Phillips, Doyle Phillips, Will Roy Phillips, Douglas Phillips, Elbert Prince and Bobby McAfee.

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Edgar Harris Whorton
May 9, 1882 - Feb 16, 1956

Saturday Rites For E. H. Whorton

BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 18—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Edgar Harris Whorton, 73. former local merchant, who died at his home in Vernon Thursday, were held from the First Methodist church here Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Vernon, a son, Edgar Whorton, Jr., Lubbock and a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Rowe, Beaumont.

Pallbearers were H. S. Whorton, Sr., Blooming Grove; James Luther Whorton, Kerens; T. M. George, III, Corsicana; Otis Whorton, Albany; H. S. Whorton. Jr., Blooming Grove, and Joe Whorton, Albany.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Robert Lee Rawson
Mar. 8, 1871   Jun. 7, 1956

Retired Farmer Rites Saturday

BLOOMING GROVE, June 9 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Robert Lee Rawson, 85,. retired farmer, who died at his home in the Lone Oak community Friday morning, will be held from the first Baptist church Saturday at 2. p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. R. Adcox, pastor. Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.

A native of this Community, Rawson resided in the same house for 65 years.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; four sons, Henderson Rawson, Fort Worth; T. H. Rawson, LaPorte; Bernard and Wynnie Rawson, both of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Sally Millorn, Fort Worth; three brothers, R T. Rawson, Rosenberg; M. C. McNeeley, San Diego, Calif., and T. C. McNeeley, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Amy Boyd, Needville, and Mrs. Fannie Winters, Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-Grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Lillian (Dixon) DeRusha
Sep. 28, 1898   May 29, 1956

Thursday Rites For Mrs. DeRusha

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian DeRusha, 57, of Blooming  Grove, who died in Memorial Hospital on Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 3 p. m. from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Charles Adcox, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove, assisted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove and Rev. Bobby Weathers. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

The family resided in Emhouse and Cryer Creek prior to moving to the Lone Cedar community 12 years ago.

Surviving are her husband, H. C. DeRusha, Blooming Grove; a son, Derwood DeRusha, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Frances Lee, Louisiana; four grandchildren and other relatives.

One granddaughter, Joyce Weathers, resides in the DeRusha home.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Thomas Mitchell Campbell
Sep. 16, 1895 - May 14, 1956

Blooming Grove Printer Expires

BLOOMING GROVE, May 11.- (Spl.)—Thomas M. Campbell, .60, Linotype operator and printer for the Blooming Grove Times for many years, died in Memorial Hospital Monday following a short illness of a heart condition.

He was a native of this community.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of relatives, but will be held from the First Methodist Church here with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor, assisted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist Church here.

Surviving arc three sons, Dr. Charles Campbell, Dallas; Thomas M. Campbell, Jr., Corsicana, and John Foster Hightower, Texarkana; three daughters, Mrs. C. F. Perkins, Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. James B. White,. Springfield, Mo, and Mrs. T. G. Russell, Grand Prairie; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Cagle, Dresden, and Mrs. John Cleveland, Hillsboro; a brother, Mike, Campbell, Stamford; 15 grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Lula Elizabeth (Herrin) Pevehouse
Jan. 3, 1873   Aug. 13, 1956

Mrs. Pevehouse Dies On Monday; Burial Wednesday

Mrs. W. L. Pevehouse, 83, of Blooming Grove, mother of Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and widow of former Navarro county sheriff, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday noon.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Dickson, associate pastor of the First Methodist church here.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Pevehouse was reared in the Jones ranch and Cross Roads communities south of Frost.

Her late husband, W. L. Pevehouse, was sheriff of Navarro county 1912-1916 and also later was a deputy sheriff here.

Surviving are two sons, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Clarence Pevehouse, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Absher, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Neike, Dallas;  six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and Floyd Herrin, both of Italy, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.     

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Mrs. Pevehouse Burial Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. L. Pevehouse, 83, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday noon, were held from the First Methodist church here Wednesday 10:30 a. m. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Dickson, associate pastor of the First Methodist church in Corsicana.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Pevehouse was reared in the Jones Ranch community south of Frost.

Her late husband, W. L. Pevehouse, was sheriff of Navarro county from 1912 to 1916.

Surviving are two sons, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Clarence Pevehouse, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Absher, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Nelke, Dallas; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, George and Floyd Herrin, both of Italy, and relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. George, Sr., Drew Gillen, Bruce McCormick, D. E. Magee, Doug Magee, Loyd Simpson, D. A. Tyno and H. S. Whorton.

McCormick Funeral service directed.

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George Franklin Sisson
Mar. 4, 1879   Sep. 9, 1956

Retired Farmer Expires Sunday

George Franklin Sisson, 77, retired farmer, died at the family residence, 811 South Fifteenth street, Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove Tuesday at 2:30 p:m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church, A native of Mississippi, Sisson resided in the Blooming Grove community for many year prior to moving to Corsicana seven years ago.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs, Agnes Ashford, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Colie Davis, Harlingen; Mrs. Rosa Crouch, Dallas; Mrs. Hattie Gordon, Lubbock, and Mrs. Ida Frederick, Blooming Grove, and a number of nieces nephews and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Funeral Rites Held For Former Resident Of Blooming Grove

Funeral services for George Franklin Sisson, 77, who died in Corsicana Sunday night were held from the First Baptist Church Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church, Corsicana.

A retired farmer and a native of Mississippi, Mr. Sisson resided in this community for many years prior to moving to Corsicana seven years ago.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Agnes Ashford, Blooming Grove; Mrs.
Colie David, Harlingen; Mrs. Rosa Crouch, Dallas; Mrs. Hattie Gorden, Lubbock, and Mrs. Ida Frederick, Blooming Grove, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Reed, W. B. Ellis, Sammie Saunders, Buster Warren, Revis Perry and D. A. Ryno.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 14, 1956

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William Furra Campbell
May 13, 1848   Apr. 29, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE BURIED SATURDAY

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W. F. CAMPBELL HAD RESIDED IN NAVARRO COUNTY FOR 60 YEARS

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W. F. Campbell, aged 83 years, born in Overton county, Tennessee and resident of the western side of Navarro county for 60 years died at his home at Blooming Grove Friday night at 10 p.m. and the funeral was held at Blooming Grove Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon with interment in the Rose Hill cemetery. He had resided in the Blooming Grove section when coming to Navarro county and at the time he settled in that community, the town of Blooming Grove had not been established.

Mr. Campbell had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for 70 years and had been an elder in the church for 60  years. He was also a charter member of the Blooming Grove Masonic lodge.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, E. H. Campbell, Blooming Grove; Mike Campbell, Kerens; T. N. Campbell, Blooming Grove; and Jim Campbell, Hobbs, N. M.; three daughters, Mrs. F. B. Cumpston, Blooming Grove; Mrs. E. B. Cagle, Blooming Grove; and Mrs. John Cleveland, Hillsboro; a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Jane Lewis, Blooming Grove.

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W. F. CAMPBELL DIED AT HIS HOME FRIDAY NIGHT

William F. Campbell passed away about 10 o'clock Friday night at his home about two miles south of Blooming Grove.

The deceased lacked a few days of being 84 years old and had been in feeble health several months.

Mr. Campbell was a native of Tennessee. Came to Texas and Navarro county 61 years ago, was married about 60 years ago, to Miss Dora Howard, and he is survived by his aged wife and the following children: Edgar Campbell, Mrs. Fred Cumpston, Mrs. Elmos Cagle, Jim, Tom and Mike Campbell, and Mrs. Jno. Cleveland. Mike is at Kerens and Mrs. Cleveland at Hillsboro. In addition to these he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lewis, who is 90-odd years old.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church and a Mason of long standing.

The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church and Rev. Ben Tyree of Dawson conducted the funeral services assisted by the local pastors. Burial took place at Rose Hil Cemetery

W. F. Campbell was one of this community's best citizens. He was a man with original ideas, had his own standards by which men are measured. He was tender hearted, yet no one could work on his emotions and turn him from a conviction arrived at after due consideration. He was one of the original believers in political reforms and his name has long been associated with movements to put liquor out of business and out of existence. He was a great reader and student and talked fluently upon subjects of national importance. Mr. Campbell believed in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." He was a farmer and stock raiser, owned a good farm, was not a "policy" man for gain or for popularity, but was just what he was because he believed that way. And he never took sides on issues to be on the popular side, but when he lined up he got on the side he believed to be the right side.

In the passing of this good man the community has lost one of its very best citizens, as clean as an inspired thought and as straight as Bible doctrine.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 6, 1932
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Sarah Delilah (Lemons) Carr
Dec. 30, 1858   Feb. 5, 1944

MRS. SARAH D. CARR DIED HERE SATURDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah D. Carr, age 85 yeas, who died here Saturday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. A. L. Meador conducting the rites.

Burial was in the Blooming Grove cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, John Carr and Frank Carr, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lena Grimes, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Mrs. Sara D. Carr Buried Here Monday

Mrs. Sara D. Carr, aged 85, one time resident of Blooming Grove, was buried here Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. L. Meador of Corsicana conducted the rites.

Mrs. Carr will be remembered by many here. She was the sister of Nealy Barnes, deceased, and lived here many years.

She is survived by two sons, John and Frank Carr, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lena Grimes, Corsicana.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 11, 1944
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Ella Mae (McLendon) Carrington
Aug 30, 1855 - Dec 19, 1948

Mrs. Carrington Rites On Monday

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 24— (Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Carrington, aged 93 years, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. L. Meador, were held Monday afternoon from the Central Baptist church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

A native of Leon county, Texas, Mrs. Carrington had made her home here for the past several years.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Meador: three sons, D. B. Carrington, Hearne; C. S. Carrington, Corsicana, and W. L. Carrington, New Orleans; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Joseph Preston Giles
Mar 21, 1905 - Jan 04, 1934

FUNERAL SUNDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE FOR HOUSTON MAN

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 6.— (Spl.)—Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. C. N. Dillingham for Joe Giles, age about 35, who died suddenly in Houston Thursday night. The body arrived here Saturday morning. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, who was the former Miss Jennette Dillingham; his father, G. A. Giles, Avalon; two brothers, D. Giles, Avalon; Richard Giles, Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. Rupert Swafford, Avalon.

McCormick Funeral Service will have charge of the funeral.

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John Bellephont Jones
Nov. 16, 1869   Jul. 3, 1934

BLOOMING GROVE JUSTICE OF PEACE DIED HERE TUESDAY

John B. Jones of Blooming Grove, aged 64 years, justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday Morning at 5:15 o’clock after a several days illness and the funeral will be held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Wednesday Morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.  Rev. Paul Utley will conduct the services.

Judge Jones was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in the Blooming Grove community since he was ten years of age.  He had been prominent in the Methodist church and Masonic Lodge for many years and had been justice of the peace for several years.  He was running for re-election without opposition at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. W. G. Elms, Eric, Okla.; a grandson, Richard Elms, and a sister, Mrs. J. D. Stokes, Dallas.

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Rufus Caldwell Loyd
Oct 11, 1877 - Aug 1, 1932

R. C. LOYD BURIED AT BLOOMING GROVE TUESDAY MORNING

BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 4. --(Spl) –Funeral services for R. C. Loyd, aged 55, who died Monday morning, Aug. 1, were held Tuesday morning at the Central Baptist church, with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.  The services were conducted by Rev. Forest B Williams, pastor of Central Baptist church, and Rev. E. L. Jones, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, one sister, Mrs. M. G. Young, Dallas; two brothers, Frank Loyd, Shreveport; and Everet Loyd, San Antonio.

The services at the cemetery were conducted by the Masonic lodge.

Pallbearers were Robert High, Jack Gillen, Buford Harris, Lonnie Powell, Jack Phillips, C. L. Tillman.

Honorary Pallbearers—Dr. C. C. Kelsey, Dr. Newton, R. L. Harris, F. R. Young, Homer Whorten, George Mabry, J. W. Harris, J. M. Tullos, Clay Nash, H. Martin, Eugene Martin, Joe Garner, L. P. Levett, Perry Leverett, Clarence Pevehouse, Jay Sewell, G. H. Brown, Gordon Page, Will Roy High, R. W. George, John George, Earl Magee, Jim Glenn, Claude Duncan, John Reid, Henry Mabry, Justin McSpadden, Tom George, E. J. Glenn, S. A. Roberts, H. E. Dillingham, Cobe Taylor, W. G. C. Ingram, Will S. Knight, P. E. Wood, Roy Jenkins, Will Jenkins, J. P. Stubbs, J. W. Bryan, Fred Cathey, Robt. Stell, Sr., Robert Douglas.

Among those present from out of  town were Mrs. Will S. Knight, Mrs. R. E. L. Marshall, Mrs. Paul Allen, Mrs. C. B. Haley, Mrs. Chas. Haden, John Haden, Mrs. Beverly Caldwell, Mrs. J. A. Smith, Judge and Mrs. Warren Hicks, Pete Tullos, of Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stokes, Bill and Vivian Stokes, Mrs. Joe Germany, Mrs. R. B. Estes, Mrs. Sam Freeman, Mrs. M. G. Young, Mrs. Daisy Loyd, Rex Young, Everet Loyd, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Loyd, Frank Loyd, Shreveport;  Mrs. A. J. Loyd, Mr. and Mrs. Parks Stovall, Mrs. Ed. Sweat, Miss Nannie Morris, Miss Jodie Brooks, P. E. Wood, Miss Octavia Wood, Eugene Martin, H. Martin, Italy;  Mrs. Joe Glenn, Miss Helen Glenn, Waxahachie;  Mr. and Mrs. Will Jones, Parks;  Mrs. Very Grant, Fort Worth, and Forham, Amarillo.

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RUFUS C. LOYD SUCCOMB AFTER LONG ILLNESS.

Rufus C. Loyd passed away about 6 o'clock Monday morning following a long siege of poor health. The end came as of a babe going away into peaceful dreams-scarcely a movement of the muscles, not a struggle. It was known for nearly a week that the patient was giving down and every day found him losing strength, but with all these evidences of approaching end the news of his death came as a distinct shock to the town, and friends about their business duties paused for a moment as their grief over the loss of a dear friend filled their souls.

Some eight years ago Rusus C. Loyd's health showed signs of fatigue.  experts pronounced him a victim of weak kidneys. As the malady developed it became necessary to remove a kidney, then a foot and part of the leg had to be removed. He remained optimistic, courageous always with his eyes turned toward a day somewhere in the future when his health might come back to him. Next came an operation through the left side to drain the lone kidney functioning as two. For these many years, covering a period dating back to 1924, he had a checkered career-some days he was up, basking in the sunshine and laughing and joking with friends; presently he would be back in bed observing rigid rules as to
nourishment; and then this routine broken abruptly would find him n his way to the hospital in Dallas with the hopes of some sort of turn giving to him a new lease on life. Truly his has been a checkered career, but through it all faith buoyed him up. He managed to see the silver lining behind every ominous cloud and gave ear to the singing of birds around his vineclad windows. And, too, he never became lonesome nor was he ever cut off from world activities - the radio maintained an unbroken hook-up.

During the last few years the doctors permitted him to eat anything and although most of the time confined to his room, he enjoyed at meal time any and all kinds of foods. This change in eating gave him strength. But the kidney trouble never relinquished its tenacious grip upon his body and the build-up he claimed proved temporary. Coming from the J. H. Jones burial last November he went to bed. He has been an avowed invalid ever since. However, he never lost interest in public affairs, conversed fluently touching public issues, and against his physical approval came to the polls on July 22, this year, and voted (not against anybody) for his friends.

In the passing of Rufus C. Loyd the community loses a public-spirited man, the church and society lose one firmly grounded in principles first set up by Jesus Christ when he rebuked the sellers in the Temple.

Mr. Loyd was a Mason, a member of the Missionary Baptist church, his membership being with the Central Baptist. He was a deacon in the church; has served as a member of the city council of Blooming Grove; has been identified with different business enterprises here. In all these places of responsibility he proved himself a wise councelor, shrewd business man and at all times and under all circumstances willing that every man have his rights.

Mr. Loyd was a big-yearted, sympathetic, always picking an opportunity to give the other fellow the best end of the deal. He was genial, loyal to a friend, patient toward weaknesses with which others might be
affected. He had the heart of a lion as to matters of conviction touching lofty standards of living and the hand of a woman as to matters of forgiveness. "Rufe", as most of us called him, towered among those
with whom he associated as a giant oak of the forest towers above the underbrush. To know Rufe Loyd is to recognize in him the superb qualities of mind and heart found only in natures large of purpose and big in achievement.

Mr. Loyd's life was extended not alone because of a strong constitution, but because of the unswerving fidelity of a dear and sacrificial wife. Mrs. Loyd was Miss Minnie Jones before marriage and during the long illness of her husband she gave up everything for his comfort.

Mr. Loyd was born in Italy, in Ellis county, Nov. 11, 1876. He came to Blooming Grove as a young man in the bloom of life. To miss Minnie Jones, (who survives) he was married Dec. 18, 1907. Was converted and joined the Baptist church in June, 1912.

The funeral services were held at the Central Baptist church Tuesday. The church was filled to overflowing with friends, and the services were peculiarily fitting. The choir of selected voices sang for the opening hymn, "Sweet Bye and Bye." Rev. E. L. Jones of the First Baptist church read a familiar scripture, led in prayer, and the pastor, Rev. Forrest B. Williams, made a beautiful talk. The choir sand "God Be With You Till We Meet Again:, and a very sweet duet, "God's Tomorrow", by Mrs. D. W. George and Mrs. R. S. High was listened to attentively by the vast audience.

There were many beautiful flowers, all attesting as only flowers can the esteem held for him by friends in all walks of life. Following the services at the church the remains wer followed to Rose Hill cemetery.
The Masons took charge and the body was laid away and the new mound was wrapped with flowers.

Frank Loyd, a brother, was here from Shreveport, La., Everett Loyd, another brother, was present from San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. M. G. Young, from Dallas, was present; Will Jones, Mrs. Loyd's brother, came from Breckenridge, and there were friends present from different towns in Ellis, Limestone and other counties.

Mr. Loyd had a wide acquaintance. He lived in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

Pallbearers: Robert High, Jack Gillen, J. B. Harris, L. L. Powell, Jack Phillips, C. L. Tillman.

Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. C. C. Kelsey, Dr. E. H. Newton, R. L. Harris, F. R. Young, Homer Whorton, Geo. Mabry, J. W. Harris, J. M. Tullis, Clay Nash, H. Martin, Eugene Martin, Joe Garner, L. P. Leverett, Perry Leverett, Clarence Pevehouse, Jay Sewell, G. H. Brown, Gordon Page, Will Roy HIgh, R. W. George, John George, Earl Magee, Jim Glenn, Claude Duncan, J. M. Reid, Henry Mabry, Justin McSpadden, Tom George, E. J. Glenn, S. A. Roberts, H. E. Dillingham, Cobe Taylor, W. C. C. Ingram,
Will S. Knight.

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Roger Mills Carroll
Jan. 24, 1886   Apr. 15, 1953

Stroke Is Fatal To Roger Carroll Of Blooming Grove

Roger Carroll, 67, Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning following a stroke at his home Monday.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon.

The rites will be held at Blooming Grove with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

A native of the Carroll community south of Blooming Grove, Carroll returned to his native town a few years ago from California.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Georgia Carroll Kyser, Chapel Hill, N. C., wife of Kay Kyser, name band director; a son, John Marshall Carroll, Los Angeles; five grandchildren; a  sister, Mrs. Jay Sewell of Blooming Grove, and a number of other relatives, including a nephew, James C. Sewell, Navarro county judge.

The son is flying from California Wednesday.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Marion Lewis Chapman
Jan 19, 1872 - Jan 12, 1944

M. L. Chapman Died Near Blooming Grove

M. L. Chapman, aged 72 years, died at his home near Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon. Funeral rites are scheduled Friday afternoon from the Methodist church in Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, four sons, two sisters, and a brother.

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Marion Lewis Chapman

M. L. Chapman Passes Away

M. L. Chapman passed away at his home near Blooming Grove, Wednesday January 12, at 12:15 p.m. Had he lived until January 19, he would have been 72 years of age.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at Blooming Grove Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. W. S. Fisher, the pastor, and Rev. T. D. Ellis of Frost in charge.

He is survived by his wife, four sons, three daughters, two sisters and one brother.

Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery, with the McCormick Funeral service in charge.

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James Middleton Whitfield “Whit” Chism
Oct 8, 1879 - Sep 26, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. W. CHISM THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. W. Chism, aged 65 years, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday, wore held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Thursday afternoon. Mr. Chism, a native Texan. had resided at Cryer Creek the past year.

Surviving arc two daughters, Mrs. Mable Seaton, Cryer Creek, and Mrs. Myrtle Blalock, Tyler: four sons. Burk Chism, Mountcaniar, N. M.; Rufus Chism, Portland, Ore.; Sgt. Abery Chism, India,  and Sgt.  Bill Chism, Camp Cook, Calif.; three grandchildren, and a brother, Tom Chism, Groveton. Texas.

Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.

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Minnie A. (Grimes) Poulter
Aug 11, 1868 - Aug 21, 1944

Funeral Services At Blooming Grove Mrs. Minnie Poulter

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie A. Poulter, age 77 years, who died here Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Baptist church at Blooming Grove. Rev. D. P. Cagle conducted the rites. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, three sons, a brother and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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MRS. MINNIE POULTER  DIED HERE MONDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Minnie A. Poulter age 77 years, died at her home, 216 East First Avenue Monday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Baptist church at Blooming Grove with Rev. D. P. Cagle conducting the rites. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Annie Stephens, Fort Worth; Mrs. Clara Minhinnette, Corsicana; Mrs. Bertie Mitchell, Hawkins; Mrs. Beulah Morgan, Abernathy; three sons, Albert Poulter, Austin; Alford Poulter, Frost; Robert Poulter, Corsicana.; a brother, Lawrence Grimes, Waco; 31 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and other relatives. Grandsons will be pallbearers, Corley's Funeral Home will conduct the arrangements.

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James Miney Clark
Aug 14, 1878 - Dec 20, 1961

James M. Clark Dies Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 2 (Spl) — James M. Clark, 85 retired oil mill superintendent

Blooming Grove resident, died in Grand Saline Wednesday afternoon. He was a native of Alabama and resided in California before moving here.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Church of Christ church with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Willie Hamblin, Kerens Church of Christ minister, formerly pastor of the local congregation.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; two sisters Mrs. Rena Spain, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Belle Schayes, Brandon, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers  will be Stanford Moore, Virgil Rascoe, Joe McGraw, Mack Crawford, Loyd Simpson, and Ernest Martin.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Metta Ann (Hargrove) Clark
July 17, 1938 - Mar 4, 1964

Mrs. Clark of Arlington Dies

BLOOMING GROVE, March

4 (Spl)—Mrs. Metta Ann Clark, 26, died Wednesday morning in an Arlington hospital following surgery.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at McCormick’s early Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, Billy G. Clark, and two sons, Ronald Gene and James Keith Clark, all of Arlington; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lofton Hargrove and grandfather, Jeff Hargrove all of Blooming Grove and other relatives.

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Thursday Rites For Mrs. Clark

BLOOMING GROVE, March 5 (Spl)—Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church for Mrs. Metta Ann Clark. 26, who died Wednesday morning in an Arlington hospital following surgery.

The Rev. Ernest W. Kaylor, pastor of the Milby Road Baptist church of Arlington, officiated, assisted by the Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the Blooming Grove church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Cousins served as pallbearers.

Her survivors include her husband, Billy G. Clark, and two sons. Ronald Gene and James Keith Clark, all of Arlington; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lofton Hargrove and her grandfather, Jeff Hargrove, all of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Frank Dixon
Feb 13, 1862 - Mar 18, 1941

FRANK DICKSON DIED AT BLOOMING GROVE AT NOON TUESDAY

Frank Dickson, aged 79 years, died at Blooming Grove about noon Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church at Blooming Grove. Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Vetta Mae Martin, Dallas; Mrs. W. L. Tate, Hillsboro; Mrs. Mary Baker, Dallas, and Mrs. J. C. Kennedy, Dallas; a son, Eddie Dickson, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FRANK DICKSON HELD ON WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Frank Dickson, aged 79 years, long-time resident of Blooming Grove, who died Tuesday at noon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Blooming Grove Methodist church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Vetta Mae Martin, Mrs. Mary Baker and Mrs. J. C. Kennedy, all of Dallas, and Mrs. W. L. Tate of Hillsboro; and a son Eddie Dickson, Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers were Walter Huffstutler, Jim Tipton, Frank Taylor, William Hollingsworth, Sam Barham and Drew Gillen.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Funeral services Held Wednesday For Frank Dixon

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Frank Dickson [sic], aged 79 years, who died at his home Tuesday. Services were held from the Methodist church with Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the church, conducting the rites, assisted by Revs. W. O. Patterson, pastor First Baptist church and Robert Williams, pastor Central Baptist church.

Mr. Dixon was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Lewis, Aug. 29, 1899, and to this union was born eight children, five of whom survive his passing.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Vetta Mae Martin, Dallas; Mrs. W. L. Tate, Hillsboro; Mrs. Mary Baker and Mrs J. C.
Kennedy, Dallas and one son, Eddie Dickson, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Mr. Dixon had lived in or near Blooming Grove for the past 20 years, had many friends throughout the community. He was a member and an active worker in the Methodist church for many years. He was known by all as an upright and christian gentleman.

Pall bears were Frank Taylor, J. P. Johnson, W. P. Orme and Sam Barham.

Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

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Laura (Sheppard) Glass
Feb. 2, 1889  Jan. 12, 1941

MRS. J. W. GLASS OF BLOOMING GROVE  BURIED ON MONDAY

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BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 13.---(Spl) – Mrs. J. W. Glass died at her Home here Sunday Morning.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church here Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the Church.
Deacons of the church were pallbearers.
Surviving are her husband, John W. Glass; a daughter, Miss Cora Lee Glass, senior in Blooming Grove high school;   three sisters, Mrs. D. E. Magee, Mrs. R. L. Kagler and Mrs. Clyde Dale, all of Blooming Grove, and two brothers Gilmer Sheppard, Blooming Grove, and Charlie Sheppard , Bakersfield, California.
McCormick’s Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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Juanita Ruth “Nita” Fuller
Aug 2, 1940 - May 15, 1941

RITES SATURDAY FOR BABY DROWNED AT BLOOMING GROVE

Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Central Baptist Church for Nita Ruth Fuller, nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Fuller of Blooming Grove. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of the church.

The little tot fell into a can of water in the family kitchen Friday morning and was drowned. Efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, a sister, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Fuller and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Adkins, all of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed the rites.

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Baby Daughter Of Mr. And Mrs. Edwin Fuller Buried Saturday

The infant daughter, Nita Ruth, age 9 months, of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fuller was drowned Friday morning when it fell into a bucket of water.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Central Baptist church with Revs. Robert Williams, pastor of the church, and W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the rites.

She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fuller, one brother, one sister and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe George, George Ward, Jack Gillen and L. L. Powell.

Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.

Card Of Thanks

We wish to take this method of expressing our sincere thanks to our many friends for the kindnesses shown during our recent bereavement; for the beautiful floral offering and the dishes that were sent. May God's richest blessings be upon each and every one of your is our prayer.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fuller and family
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Fuller
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Adkins
Mr. and Mrs. Loris Eddlemon
Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Adkins

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John W. Garrett
May 4, 1868 - July 13, 1941

JOHN W. GARRETT OF BLOOMING GROVE BURIED ON MONDAY

John W. Garrett, aged 73 years, died at his home in Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock following a week's illness.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the family home with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Williams of Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Cagle, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Jessie Lee Carpenter, Corsicana; two sons, C. L. Garrett, Tyler, and Willie Garrett, Blooming Grove; nine grandchildren and a brother, H. W. Garrett, Plainview.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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John W. Garrett

Funeral Services Held Monday For John Garrett

Funeral services were held Monday for John W. Garrett, aged 73 years, who died at his home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday following a weeks illness, were held Monday afternoon at 3:30.

Funeral services were held from the family home with Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of the Central Baptist church, conducting the rites. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr. Garrett was in the blacksmith business in Blooming Grove for many years and was well known throughout the community.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Cagle, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Jesse Lee Carpenter, Corsicana; two sons, C. L. Garrett, Tyler, and Willie Garrett, Blooming Grove; one brother, H. W. Garrett, Plainview, and nine grandchildren.

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Alice Nadine Dorsey
Sep. 11, 1915   May 20, 1966

Miss Dorsey of Blooming Grove Dies Friday

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl)— Miss Alice Nadine Dorsey. 50, life-long Blooming Grove resident, died in Memorial hospital early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. from the First Christian church with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites are scheduled to be conducted by Rev. Hugh Abraham, Fort Worth, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her mother Mrs. Emma Born, Blooming Grove; two uncles, L. C. Hewitt, Littlefield, and Jack Hewitt, San Antonio; a cousin, Mrs. John Underwood, Lubbock, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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James Lafayette Dorsey
Feb. 3, 1860 - Jul. 3, 1935

PROMINENT CITIZEN OF BLOOMING GROVE BE BURIED FRIDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, July 4.— Funeral services for J. L. Dorsey, 75, who died at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John George, here, will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Methodist church with Rev. P. W. Utley, the pastor in charge. Interment will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr. Dorsey had been ill for a number of weeks.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Spurlock, Denton and Mrs. George, of Blooming Grove; one sister, Mrs. J. H. Hope, of Blooming Grove; and one brother, Julius Dorsey, of Dallas.

Mr. Dorsey was born in Alabama, but moved to Texas while a small boy. He has lived in Blooming Grove for the past 43 years, and for 25 years was a merchant.

He has been retired for the past 15 years. He was one of the community's outstanding and influential citizens and took part in many activities for the betterment of the community.

Funeral arrangements will be made by the McCormick Funeral Service.

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PROMINENT CITIZEN DIED WEDNESDAY AT THE HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER

J. L. Dorsey, aged 75 years, passed away Wednesday night July 3, after several weeks illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. D. George, in Blooming Grove.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. P. W. Utley officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery with McCormick's Funeral Service in charge.

Mr. Dorsey was born in Alabama February 3, 1860, moved to Kaufman, Texas at the age of 19 years and had lived in Blooming Grove for the past 43 years, for 25 years he was a merchant. He has been retired for the past 18 years. Mr. Dorsey was one of Blooming Grove's most influential citizens, was a faithful member of the Methodist church for many years. It can truthfully be said that he was a friend to man. The beautiful floral offering was a token of the love and esteem by which he was held.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. D. George of Blooming Grove; and Mrs. W. J. Spurlock of Denton; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Hope of Blooming Grove; and Mrs. Hester Stringer of Memphis, Tennessee. Six brothers, J. T. Dorsey of Dallas; E. C. Dorsey of San Antonio; Dr. Herbert Dorsey of Fort Smith Arkansas; Cleveland Dorsey of Memphis, Tennessee; Lawrence and George Dorsey of New Albany Mississippi.

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Mary Elizabeth Jane “Mattie” (Phillips) Cobb
Sep 12, 1851 - May 18, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED IN DALLAS

   BLOOMING GROVE, May 20.—Mrs. Mattie Cobb, aged 78, resident of Blooming Grove for 48 years, died in Dallas Saturday after an extended illness, and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2.30 from the Blooming Grove Baptist church with the Rev G. L. Jones officiating.

She is survived by three children: Mrs. R. B. Eastus of Dallas, G. C. Cobb of Quitaque, Texas, W. B. Cobb of Blooming Grove; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. L. W. Jones of Blooming Grove.

The deceased was born in Georgia but removed to Texas in her youth and had lived in Blooming Grove for the past forty-eight years. She had been in ill health for several years. She had been a member of the Baptist church for more than fifty years.

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Bettie Nannette Coker
B&D Feb. 18, 1928

INFANT DIES.

BLOOMING GROVE. Feb. 25, — Betty Nannette Coker, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Coker, died last Friday and was buried in Rose Hill cemetery Saturday morning.

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Mary Ellen (Travis) Treadaway
May 29, 1869 - May 21, 1942

MRS. B. H. TREADAWAY OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED IN WAXAHACHIE

Mrs. B. H. Treadaway of Blooming Grove, died in a Waxahachie hospital Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Friday afternoon. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Treadaway would have been 74 years old next Friday.

Surviving are two sons, O. L. Treadaway, Tulsa, Okla., and Ben F. Treadaway, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. A. L. Campbell, Palestine; Mrs. Walter Couch, Italy, and Mrs. Raymond Mingues, Corpus Christ; two brothers, John Travis, Corsicana, and Tom Travis, Kingsville; a sister, Mrs. Esther Garrison, Kingsville; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four step-sons, L. B. Treadaway, Jersey City, N. J., J. A. and C. B. Treadaway, both of Dallas, and B. V. Treadaway, Corsicana; and a step-daughter, Mrs. C. A. Chapman, Palestine. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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James Hiram Cole
Feb. 03, 1857   Jul. 21, 1930

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED MONDAY NIGHT

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J. H. Cole, aged 73 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, and resident of Corsicana for the past several years, died at his home, 417 West Second avenue, Monday night at 9:45 o'clock following a stroke of paralysis Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral will be held from the family residence Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the body will be taken to Blooming Grove where interment will be made.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Walter Griffith, Methodist minister, assisted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Mr. Cole had been crippled for about a year.

Prior to moving to Corsicana he resided in the Blooming Grove community for many years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Otis Cole, Hubbard. and Robert Cole, Smackover, Arkansas; and daughter, Miss Emogene Cole, of Corsicana; two brothers, George Cole, Coleman, and Paul Cole, Dallas; and one sister, Mrs. Jodie Wilson, Memphis, Texas.

The funeral will be directed by the McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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July 22, 1930
J. H. Cole Dies.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 22. - J. H. Cole, 73, pioneer resident of Navarro County and resident of Corsicana for the last several years, died at his home here Monday night following a stroke of paralysis. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Otis Cole, Hubbard, and Robert Cole, Smackover, Ark.; one daughter, Miss Emogene Cole, Corsicana; two brothers, George Cole, Coleman, and Paul Cole, Dallas, and one sister, Mrs. Jode Wilson, Memphis, Texas.

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Winnie B. (Nash) Hinkle
Sep. 18, 1899   May 19, 1958

Blooming Grove Resident Expires

BLOOMING GROVE, May 20 — (Spl.) — Mrs. Winnie B. Hinkle, 58, died of a heart attack sitting in a chair at her home here Monday night. She was a native of Springtown, Texas.

Funeral services are planned from the First Methodist church here Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor, assisted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, Methodist pastor at Red Oak, formerly of this church.

Surviving are her husband, Oscar Hinkle, Blooming Grove; two sons, Coy Hinkle, Waco, and Buel Hinkle, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Carl D. Harrison, Katy; two brothers, Wade Nash, Springtown, and Bob Nash, Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Brown, Midland; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Robert McGraw, George Ward, Ernest McGraw, Sam Carroll, R. Bruce McCormick and Oscar Ingram.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Texia Anna (Taylor) Cole
Aug 4, 1887 - May 28, 1911

Died in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Claude Cole, aged 24 years, died in Blooming Grove Sunday and the remains were interred there yesterday.  The deceased is survived by her husband and a two-year-old child; her mother, Mrs. N. Taylor; a brother, W. M. Taylor of the Corsicana bar, and other relatives.

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Joseph Bascom Jones
Jan 8, 1852 - May 26, 1924

Died in Blooming Grove.

Joe B. Jones, aged 75 years, and for many yeas, a resident there, died at 11:30 last night at his home there after many months of ill health. The deceased is survived by his wife and two brothers, J. H. and J. D. Jones of the Grove, and a sister, Mrs. Jeff  D. Stokes of Dallas. The funeral will Take place tomorrow morning at. 10 o'clock.

Miss Jewell Frederick, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson and Will Sheppard, all of Corsicana, and related to the deceased by marriage, will attend the funeral.

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Ida Lulla Ocilinora (Butcher) Fulton
Jan. 5, 1853   Sep. 4, 1924

Died at County Hospital.

Mrs. Ida B. Fulton, 71, who underwent an operation at the County Hospital some weeks ago, died there last night, and the remains were interred at Blooming Grove this afternoon. The deceased is survived by several, grown children.

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Robert Horace Connally
Sep. 14, 1895  Jan. 18, 1970

R. H. Connally Dies at Cleburne

Robert Horace Connally, 74, of Cleburne, a retired salesman for National Biscuit Co. died in a Cleburne hospital Sunday.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McCormick Funeral Chapel.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vera Connally of Cleburne; a daughter, Mrs. Bobby Dale Yelinek of Houston; a step-son, Gerald W. Bowser of Granbury; and two grandsons.

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Mary Galatha (Taylor) Corley
May 18, 1891 - Dec 18, 1947

Former Resident Died At Rusk

Mrs. Galatha Corley, age 56 years, died at Rusk Thursday, the family formerly resided in Blooming Grove but had lived at Rusk for a number of years. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, G. W. Corley, Rusk; a son, G. W. Corley, Jr., California; two married daughters, and three brothers and Bryan Taylor, both of California, and Frank Taylor, Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. Ida Taylor, Rusk, and three grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from the relatives in California.

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Susie Belle (Frederick) Counts
Jan. 30, 1885   Mar. 21, 1954

Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Counts

Mrs. Susie Belle Counts. 69. Blooming Grove resident, died Sunday at 8 p. m. in Memorial Hospital here after an extended illness.

Mrs. Counts was a native of Ellis county.

Services will he held Tuesday at 8 p. m. from the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. with the pastor, Rev. Roy Davis, conducting. Rev. T. R.  Harrison will assist. Burial will be in theRose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Counts is survived by her husband, Eddie Lee Counts. Blooming Grove; two sisters. Mrs. Les Garvin, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Arthur Collier. Phoenix. Arizona; a brother. Watts Frederick. Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Home will handle arrangements.

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William Silas Holditch
Mar 7, 1876 - Nov 19, 1954

Blooming Grove Man Found Dead

W. S. Holditch. 78, retired farmer, was found dead at his home in Blooming Grove Friday afternoon. Natural causes were ascribed as the cause of death, believed to have occurred sometime Thursday night. It was stated that he was sitting in a chair when found.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p. m. from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

A native of Mississippi. Holditch had resided in the Blooming Grove area for 70 years.

Surviving are five sons, Fenner, J. V. and Jack Holditch. all of Blooming Grove: Charlie Holditch, Corsicana, and Damon Holditch, San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Alline Saunders. Waxahachie; Mrs. Carl Davis, Mertens; Mrs. W. H. Milam. Jr., Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Z. B. Moore, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lucius Barr, Barry, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Ward, C. L. Rhodes, Lofton Hargrove, Ernest McGraw. Buford Farrish and Bruce McCormick. Corley directed.

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Rufus Brigfield Nichols
Oct 29, 1900 - Jun 12, 1954   

Rufus B. Nichols Dies Saturday

Rufus Brigfield Nichols, 53, of Dallas, who became ill here early Friday afternoon, died in Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church in Blooming Grove Sunday at 3 p. m.

Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church here.

He was reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brooks at Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, and two brothers, S. E. and Sam Nichols, both of Denver, Colo.

Pallbearers will be Carl Warren, Gordon Page, Sam Barham, Roy Reed, Albert Saunders, and Carl McGraw.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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George Oswald Vinson
B&D July, 4, 1954

Vinson Infant Services Sunday

BLOOMING GROVE. July 6— Spl—George Oswald Vinson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Vinson, died Sunday morning in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 5:30 p. m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church.

The father is a Blooming Grove High School teacher and football coach.

Surviving are the parents and three brothers, Ralph Dean Vinson, II; Dale Martin Vinson and Dana Nathan Vinson, all of Blooming Grove, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Vinson, Coolidge, and Mr. and Mrs. D. W. King, Dallas.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Joseph Taylor “Joe” Payne
Jul 10, 1869 - Jun 14, 1961

Joseph T. Payne Dies Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, June 14 (Spl.) — Joseph T. Payne, 91, retired farmer, native of Kentucky, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Connie Saunders, here Wednesday morning.  He had resided in the Saunders home for 10 years and had made his home in West Navarro county most of his life. 

He came to Texas 72 years ago.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church here.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. George Bearden, pastor assisted by Rev. Milton Rhodes, pastor of the Central Baptist church here.  Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Saunders, Blooming Grove, two step-daughters, Mrs. Will Boyd, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. H. V. Parker, Paris;  two step-sons, John T. Pullin of Blooming Grove and K. H. Pullin, Tyler; a grandson, Thurman Neely, and two great-grandchildren, Rowena and Bill Neely all of Plainview, Kan., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. L. Saunders, Sammie Saunders, Dorsey McGraw, D. W. Springer, Hollis Pitts and C. E. Warren.

McCormick Funeral Home directs.

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JOSEPH T. PAYNE
BLOOMING GROVE, June 15 (Spl) - Joseph T. Payne, 91, a retired farmer who died here Wednesday, was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery after funeral services in Blooming Gorve Thursday. Payne was a native of Kentucky. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Connie Saunders of Blooming Grove; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Will Boyd of Blooming Grove and Mrs. H. V. Parker of Paris, and two stepsons, John T. Pullin of Blooming Grove and K. H. Pullin of Tyler.

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Nollie Harper Green
Apr 24, 1880 - Apr 27, 1961

N. H. Green Of Blooming Grove Dies Thursday

BLOOMING GROVE, April 27—(Spl.)—Nollie H. Green, 78, native of Blooming Grove, died Thursday at Memorial hospital following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with Rev. Houston Sheppard, a nephew, pastor of the Yeary Street Baptist church Fort Worth, officiating with Rev. George F. Bearden, First Baptist church pastor, assisting. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

Born April 24, 1883, at Blooming Grove, Green was a member of a prominent family in this west Navarro county town.

Surviving are one brother, R. H. Green, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Willhelm, Dallas, and Mrs. W. O. Sheppard, Blooming Grove, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Tony Russell Holditch
B&D Feb 19, 1961

Holditch Baby Rites Sunday

BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 20 (Spl.) — Funeral rites were held here Sunday afternoon for Tommy Russell Holditch, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robert Holditch of Lancaster, who died Sunday morning.

Services were held from the McCormick Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. J. C. Coffey, pastor of the North Wilmer Baptist Church , officiating.

Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Survivors include the parents, a brother, Bobby Lynn; and a sister, Jeane Diane, both of Lancaster; grandparents, Charlie Holditch, Frost; Mrs. Lela Mae Holditch, Dallas; and great- grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Goode, Corsicana; and Mrs, Charlie Ray, Glen Rose.

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Tishie Estelle (North) Meador
Sep. 30, 1905   Aug. 13, 1961

Mrs. Meador 0f Waxahachie Dies

Funeral services for Mrs. Tishie Estelle Meador, 55, native of Purdon, who died in Waxahachie Sunday, were held Monday at 3 p. m. at the Ferris Avenue Baptist church in Waxahachie.

Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Meador was a Baptist and Rebekah. She was employed at the Waxahachie Garment Company.

Surviving are a son, Arthur. E. Meador, Waxahachie; a stepdaughter, Mrs. J. W. Bulls, El Paso; four brothers, Luther North, San Antonio; Everett North, Houston; Ernest North, Madera, Calif., and Cleo North, Blooming Grove; five sisters Mrs. Geneva Flemming, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ruth Wilson, Eureka, Calif., Mrs. Lillian Pullins.

Dallas; Mrs. Etter Batson, Oak Ridge, Ore., and Mrs. Roy Freeman, Corsicana, and five grandchildren.

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Ida Bell “Idabel” (Wallace) Gilbert
Sep 26, 1875   Feb 16, 1961

Mrs. Gilbert Rites Friday

BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 19 (Spl)— Mrs. Ida Bell Gilbert, 86, native of Smith county but long-time resident of Trinidad, died Thursday in the Twilight Home at Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the McCormick Chapel here with Rev. George F. Bearden, pastor of the First Baptist church here, officiating. interment will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Gilbert was born near Tyler, Sept. 26. 1874, but resided in Trinidad 35 years.

Survivors include two daughters.

Mrs. Mamie Armstrong, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Bera Wade, Italy; two sisters, Mrs. John L. Dennis, Jacksonville, and Mrs. W. R. Dennis, Headrick, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Charlie Lloyd Garrison
Jun. 26, 1910 - May 30, 1961

C. L. Garrison Dies Tuesday

BLOOMING GROVE, May 31 —(Spl)—Charlie L. Garrison, 70. formerly of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday night in the M. D. Anderson Center in Houston.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Thursday afternoon with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

A native of Byrd, Ellis county, Garrison was reared in Blooming Grove where he resided before moving to Houston 20 years ago.

He was a heavy machinery operator.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; mother, Mrs. Leila Garrison, Dallas; six brothers, R. D., H. C. and A. D. Garrison, all of Blooming Grove; E.C. and E. I. Garrison, both of Ennis; A. L. Garrison, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. George Gantt and Mrs. Rubert Dozier, both of Blooming Grove, and Miss Lora Garrison, Dallas.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Henry Oliver Green
July 16, 1891 - July 13, 1961

H. O. Green, 69, Dies Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, July 13 (Spl.)—Henry Oliver Green, 69, native of Lone Cedar community and a retired farmer, died at his home here shortly before midnight Wednesday.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, with the pastor, Rev. George F. Bearden, officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

McCormick will direct.

Surviving are two sons, Troy Green, Blooming Grove, and Kenney Green, Lancaster;  a daughter, Mrs. Billie Lee Laquey, Arlington;  two brothers, J. W. Green, San Angelo, and George Green, Lone Cedar; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Sheppard, Kerens, and Sara Green, Blooming Grove;  five granddaughters and other relatives.

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Andrew Jackson Crabtree
Nov 24, 1877 - Sep 8, 1955

A. J. Crabtree Dies Thursday

BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 9 — (Spl Jackson (Uncle Jack) Crabtree, 77, life-long resident of this community, died of a heart attack Thursday at the Ernest McGraw home where he had resided for years.

A retired farmer, Crabtree was a well-known fiddler.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p. m. from the Central Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor. Burial was  in Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are a half-brother, Ted Crabtree, Whitesboro; two half-sisters and other, relatives.

Relatives were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Jimmy Lee Crawford
May 27, 1934 - Apr 6, 1963

J. L. Crawford Rites Monday

BLOOMING GROVE, April 8 (Spl.)- Jimmy Lee Crawford, 29, died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites were conducted Rev. Roy L. Felder, pastor of the First Methodist church, Huntsville, formerly of Blooming Grove, assisted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. He was an active member of the First Methodist church.

Crawford was connected with his father, W. A. Crawford, and brother, Mack Crawford, in the insurance business.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Crawford, Blooming Grove; a brother, Mack Crawford, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Tatum, Corsicana, and other relatives.

His father formerly was owner and publisher of the Blooming Grove Times and Frost Enterprise before entering the insurance business with his sons a few years ago.

Pallbearers were Edwin Sheppard, Drew Gillen, C. L. Saunders, H. S. Whorton, Jack Armstrong, D. W. Springer, Charles Wesley Darnell and B. L. Ralston.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Jo Dean “Dollie” Hartley
Oct 9, 1926 - Jan 16, 1948

JO DEAN HARTLEY FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday for Mrs. Dollie Jo Dean Hartley, 22, who was killed Friday in a truck-car crash near Corpus Christi.  Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove.

Miss Hartley died at Sinton following the crash, which was on Highway 9, three miles west of the Calallan River bridge near Sinton.

Services were held at the Corley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. A. J. Klrkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church officiating    Survivors include two brothers, Curren and Bennie Hartley, both of Corsicana, and several uncles and aunts, including Mrs. Mark Warren of Corsicana,    Pallbearers were Tyson King, O. C. Gobbel, E. T. Denn, C. C. Lusk, L. D. Lusk, Bud Warren.

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Plan Rites At Blooming Grove For Soldier

The body of S-Sgt. Jake K. Kupper, 25, killed, Dec. 16, 1944, while "Flying the Hump" between India and China, is scheduled to arrive here Friday. He was in the ferry command.

Funeral service will be held from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery, but the time had not been determined Thursday morning.

The American Legion and Texas National Guard will have charge of the graveside rites.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kupper, Blooming Grove, a brother, Sgt. Tracy Kupper, Fort Ord, Calif.; two sisters, Misses Annie Lou and Leona Kupper, both of Blooming Grove, and a nephew, Kelton Kupper, Purdon.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Ruth Elaine Hamilton
Oct 22, 1947 - Feb 28, 1948

Monday Rites For Ruth E. Hamilton

Ruth Elaine Hamilton, four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs J. W. Hamilton of Palestine, died at Palestine Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Central Methodist church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are the parents of Palestine, formerly residents of Navarro county; two brothers, Bobbie Don and Joe Dean Hamilton, both of Palestine, and grandparents.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hargrove, Blooming Grove, and Mr. Hamilton.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Frank Burk Taylor Jr.
Mar 15, 1922 - Aug 2, 1945

FRANK B. TAYLOR FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY 4 P. M.

Funeral services for Pfc. Frank B. Taylor, Jr., 23, who died of injuries August 2, 1945. following a plane crash, in the CBI Theatre July 28, 1945, are to be held from the First Christian church in Blooming Grove Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. James O. Wright, minister; Rev. Ben C. Turpine, Fort Worth, and Rev. Rawlins Cherryholmes, Gainesville, a former pastor.

Pfc. Taylor, a graduate of Corsicana High School, was an aerial engineer, U. S. Army Transport Command, stationed in India, flying supplies to China at the timeof his death. He had been in the army four years. He was president of the student council at the Corsicana junior high school and attended A&M College.

The body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday morning and will remain at the McCormick Funeral Chapel until the funeral hour.

Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion in Blooming Grove Pfc. Taylor resided with an aunt, Mrs. Will S. Knight, while attending school here.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Frank B. Taylor, Blooming Grove, and a number of aunts, uncles and other relatives.

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FATALLY INJURED -  Frank B. Taylor, Jr. 23, U.S. Army Air Transport Command, aerial engineer, stationed in India and flying supplies to China, died August 2, as the result of injuries received July 28, in a plane crash, according to information received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Taylor, Blooming Grove.  A veteran of four years in the service, he is a graduate of the Blooming Grove [Corsicana] high school and attended A. and M. College.

 

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William F. "Bill" or Willie" Crews
May 16, 1908 - Jan 24, 1930

YOUTH INSTANTLY KILLED BY HIGH VOLTAGE SHOCK
 
WILLIE CREWS RECEIVES 11,000-VOLT CURRENT HERE LATE FRIDAY
Willie Crews, aged 21, employee of Fred M. Allison Motors, was electrocuted shortly after 5 o'clock Friday afternoon while aiding in the removal of a guy wire on a spotlight.
Funeral services will be held at Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Blooming Grove cemetery. The funeral cortege will leave Corsicana at 1 o'clock. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Harry Allison, two sisters, and one brother.
Pallbearers will be J. B Beard. Clyde McGchee, Marvin Morgan. Willie Lee Burge, James Beard and Elliott. Barnes.
While a group of men were engaged in removing the guy wire, the line apparently whipped against an 11,000 volt feeder line sending the full charge through crews' body. He was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic but efforts to revive him were futile and the body was then removed to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors.
The accident opened a circuit, breaker at the Corsicana substation and several blocks of homes
and business houses were deprived of power and lights for a short time. Later the power was cut off again while another attempt was made to remove the guy wire, but the darkness made the task too hazardous.
The guy wire was finally removed Saturday afternoon.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILLIE CREWS WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Willie Crews, 21, employee of Fred M. Allison Motors, who was electrocuted Friday afternoon shortly after 5 o'clock while aiding in the removal of a guy wire on a spotlight, were held at Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Blooming Grove Cemetery. The funeral cortege left Corsicana at 10:15 o'clock Sunday morning on the Cotton Belt.

While a group of men were engaged in removing the guy wire, the line apparently sagged against a 11,000 volt feeder line, sending the full charge through Crews' body. He was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

The accident opened a circuit breaker at the sub-station in North Corsicana and several blocks of homes and business houses were, deprived of power and lights for some time.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Harry Allison, one brother and two sisters. Pallbearers were J. B. Beard, Clyde McGchee, Marvin Morgan. Willie Lee Burge, James Beard and Elliott Barnes.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home

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Victim of Electricity Buried Here Sunday

William F. (Bill) Crews, 21 years old was electrocuted Friday afternoon in Corsicana while assisting parties at Fred M. Allison Motors lower an electric sign. He was holding a guy wire when it shorted an electric current.

The body was brought to Blooming Grove on the eleven o'clock motor Sunday and was taken to the McCormick Funeral Parlor, where it was held until time for the funeral at 2 p.m. at the Central Baptist church with Rev. Fritz Goodbar, pastor of the church officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

The deceased was born near Rankin in Ellis county. He is survived by his father, Chase Crews, his mother, Mrs. Harry Allison, and three sisters and one brother.

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Jimmie Earl Smith
Sep 23, 1926 - June 27, 1928

Child Dies Near Blooming Grove

BLOOMING GROVE,  June 20, Jimmie Earl Smith, one-year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Smith of the Lone Oak community just north of town, died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock and the funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with interment in the Rose Hill cemetery here.

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Ella Edy (Frederick) Jones
Jan 15, 1867 - Dec 21, 1928

PIONEER WOMAN OF BLOOMING GROVE BE BURIED SUNDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 22.— (Sp)—Mrs. Ella B. Jones, age 72 years, died at her home here Friday night at 7:30 and funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the First Methodist church of which she was a member, at 2 o'clock with Rev. T. G. Story of Blooming Grove and Rev, George Kornegay, Corsicana, officiating.

Mrs. Jones is the wife of the late Joe B. Jones and is survived by three brothers, J. H. Frederick, T. B. Frederick both of Blooming Grove, W. J. Frederick, Gordon and three sisters, Mrs. A. H. Huffines, Checo; Mrs. N. B. Fitzgerald, of Blooming Grove and Mrs. J. H. Sears of Snyder.

She was born in Arkansas and moved to this community when 4 years old and resided here since that time.

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John Anderson "Happy" Gillen, Sr.
Oct 18, 1886 - Mar 8, 1960

Gillen Rites Held Wednesday

Final rites for J. A. (Happy) Gillen, 74, of Route 1, Barry were held from the Corley chapel at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday, Rev. Don Hazelwood, Fort Worth minister, conducted. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Gillen, a native Texan, died at his residence early Tuesday.
Survivors are his wife of Blooming Grove; three sons John Gillen, Emhouse; Dick Gillen, Dallas; and J. D. Gillen, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Collin Campbell, Houston; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grand children; a brother, W. E. Gillen, Lockhart; a sister, Mrs. Fred Kamper, Tulsa, and other relatives.

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Robert Basom Hunton
Dec 17, 1878 - Dec 28, 1944

RITES ON SATURDAY FOR ROBERT HUNTON AT BLOOMING GROVE
BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 1.— (Spl.).—Funeral services for Robert Hunton, aped 66 years, who died Thursday, were held here Saturday afternoon with interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Durward Geddie, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church of Corsicana.
A native Texan, Hunton farmed in the Silver City community for many years.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Rufus Dodd and Mrs. Gordon Marlow, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Ernest Harris, New Orleans, and five grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mary Missouri "Mamie" (George) Grady
Aug 23, 1869 - Aug 10, 1962

Mrs. Grady, 93, Dies Friday, Rites Sunday
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 11 (Spl.)— Mrs. R. B. Grady, 93, died at her home Friday. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p. m. from the Central Baptist church, of which she was an active member, with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Southerland, pastor.
Native of Camden, Ala., she was the daughter o£ the late Mr. and Mrs. R. D. George, Sr., pioneer residents of this area. Mrs. Grady had resided in Blooming Grove 70 years.
Surviving are a son, Dave P. Grady, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. C. N. Wilkinson, Longview; Mrs. B. H. Kirkland, Wichita Falls, and Miss Elizabeth Grady, Blooming Grove; a brother, J. D. George, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. J. F. Scott, Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. E. L. Ross, Kerens, and Mrs. J. T. Spires, Hillsboro; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Thomas Theodore Grady
Oct 7, 1874 - Oct 3, 1916

DIED IN DALLAS.

Remains Will Be Interred At Blooming Grove Tomorrow.

Thos. T. Grady, aged thirty-two years, and who was reared at Blooming Grove, and has always made his home there, died in Dallas at six o'clock this morning following an operation there some ten days ago. The deceased was a good citizen and had a large circle of friends. The remains arrived here today en route to the Grove at 12:20 today and will be sent to Blooming Grove where interment will take place tomorrow.
Surviving the deceased is his widow and four children, R. B. Grady, a half brother of the Grove; Mrs. Rufus Hartley, a half sister of the Grove; and Charles Byrd of Corsicana, who is also a half brother.

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PERSONALS

Mrs. Henry Robbins went to Blooming Grove this morning to render a solo at the burial of the late T. T. Grady there today.

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Very Low in Dallas.

T. T. Grady, a well known and popular citizen of Blooming Grove, was operated on in Dallas Saturday for appendicitis, and is reported in a critical condition. Mr. Grady is a half-brother of Chas. Byrd of Corsicana.

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