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Lela (Franks) Speegle
Feb 10, 1875 - Dec 28, 1943

MRS. J. W. SPEEGLE BURIED THURSDAY IN DRESDEN CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Speegle, aged 68, long time resident of the Barry community who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, were held from the Baptist church at Barry Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Revs. H. B. Prather, O'Brien and Meador, conducted the rites. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are seven sons, four daughters, three brothers, two sisters, 33 grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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ENTIRE FAMILY STRICKEN WITH PTOMAINE POISONING AFTER NOON MEAL

Special to the Sun.
Barry, Texas, Aug. 9.—Thirteen persons were stricken with ptomaine poisoning Saturday afternoon at the Speegle home, one mile east of Barry. The victims were Mrs. J. W. Speegle, the mother; three of her sons, Arthur, Lennie, and Lonnie Speegle; four daughters, Ora and Dorothy Speegle, and Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Elliott; three grandchildren, Edith, L. J. and Janie Wright, and a niece, Miss Novelle Franks of Dallas, who is visiting her relatives.

The thirteen were taken suddenly ill Saturday afternoon and Drs. Ellis of Blooming Grove and Worsham of Barry were called and with the assistance of neighbors soon had the situation under control and the patients relieved and it is now believed all are on the way to complete recovery, although they were very ill for a time.

Something eaten at the noon meal is believed to have been the cause of their illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Franks of Dallas and E. J. Speegle came in Saturday night to be with their stricken relatives.

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Lillie (Spivey) High
July 29, 1871 - July 3, 1931

MRS. LILLIE HIGH DIED EARLY TODAY IN BLOOMING GROVE

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN TO BE HELD SATURDAY 4 P. M.

BLOOMING GROVE, July 3.— (Spl)—Mrs. Lillie High, widow of the late W. A. High, died at her home here this morning at 2:15 after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery, The Rev. F. M. Noe, Methodist minister, will conduct the services.

Mrs. High is survived by two sons. Robert High, Abilene, and Will Roy High, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Florence High [Blair], Muskogee, Okla.; Mrs. Travis Holland, Houston, and Mrs. Bettie Franks, Blooming Grove; two brothers, Jim Spivey. Blooming Grove, and Paschel Spivey, California.

Born at old Dresden. Mrs. High has made her home in that community and Blooming Grove all of her life. She is a member of a pioneer and prominent Navarro County family. She was well known throughout the county and has hundreds of friends who will be genuinely grieved to learn of her passing.

Mrs. High has been a member of the Methodist church since young girlhood and has been an active worker in the church affairs as well as being prominent in all social and civil activities in the community where she resided.

The entire community mourns the passing of Mrs. High and joins in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

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Virginia Frances (Powell) White-Cagle
Aug. 11, 1853  Dec. 23, 1931

Aged Resident Of Blooming Grove Is Buried Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 24.— Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Frances Cagle, 78 years, who died Tuesday following a long illness, were held Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist church here with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. James and Rev. Shuler.

Mrs. Cagle was born in Louisiana, but had been a long time resident of Texas.

Surviving arc two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Hargrove, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. T. J. Castellaw, Barry.

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Mrs. Cagle

The Christmas program was halted for the funeral and burial of one of our pioneers. Mrs. Virginia Frances Cagle passed away Tuesday, following an illness covering a long period.

She was 78 years old, and her native state is Louisiana. She has been in Texas a long time, it having been her pleasure to see Texas as a frontier develope into a Texas of wonderful achievements. Mrs. Cagle leaves two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Hargrove of Blooming Grove and Mrs. T. J. Castallaw of Barry.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist church. The services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Jones and Rev.
Shuler, and the burial took place in Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Cagle was a member of the First Baptist church. She was a woman of many fine attributes and there was never a truer statement than to say, to know her was to love her.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 25, 1931
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Ophelia (Gideon) Yates-Williams
Apr 16, 1884 - Apr 15, 1973

Mrs. Williams

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Mary Ophelia Williams, 88, of Blooming Grove, who died Sunday at Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana. Rev. James Lane and Rev. John Clifford will officiate, and burial will be at Grange Hall Cemetery near Cryer Creek.

McCormick Funeral Home will direct.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Yates of Dallas and Glenn Williams of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Mrs. Octa Cook of Frost and Mrs. Tommie Faye
Yancey of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Addie Renfrew of Corsicana;  seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers include Roy  Massengale, Leon Reed, Clyde Hollingsworth, C.L. Saunders, Sammie Saunders, and Richard Saunders.

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Lovich Burnard "Candy" Coker
Dec 23, 1910 - May 4, 1975

L.B. Coker

Services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for L.B. Coker, 64, of Route Three, Decatur, who died Sunday in Dallas. The Revs. B.W. Johnson and A.A. Farley will officiate, and burial will be in the Grange Hall Cemetery near Cryer Creek.

A native of Emhouse, he was a retired textile worker, and had lived most of his life in Navarro County.

He is survived by one son, Burnard Lee Coker of Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Williams of Greenwood, Tex.; three brothers, Vestal Coker of Dallas, Burnice Coker of Barry, and Wesley Coker of Barry; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Cooper of Mesquite, Mrs. Euda Barnett of Navarro, and Mrs. Odessa Dill of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Ora Mae Gill
Oct 4, 1885 - May 5, 1941

MISS ORA MAE GILL BURIED GRANGE HALL CEMETERY TUESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Ora Mae Gill, aged 55 years, who died Monday afternoon at Terrell, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Otto Bryant, Blooming Grove; a brother, John E. Gill, Emhouse; two; half-brothers, Joe and Phil Gill, both of Cryer Creek, and a half-sister, Mrs. Ella Scott, Slaton, Texas.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 6, 1941

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Grange Hall Cemetery

  • This lady is not listed in the cemetery book but obit shows her in Grange Hall.  Her mother Susan, is buried in Grange Hall. D.C. just says removal to Corsicana.  Probably doesn't have a stone.

  • d/o P.G. Gill and Susan (Martin) Gill


Clem Clay Douglas
Jan 5, 1878 - Dec 9, 1969

Clem Douglas Rites Thursday

Clem Douglas, 91, resident of Corsicana 75 years and a retired farmer, died Tuesday in Mel Haven Convalescent Home. He was a native of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Howard Seago.

Burial will be in Grange Hall Cemetery near Cryer Creek.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

He is survived by two sons, Clifton and Lawrence Douglas, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Kelly and Mrs. Pearl Seago, both of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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Mary Ann Eve (Smith) Fears-Todd-Maggard
Sept 27, 1834 - Mar 23, 1923

Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Mrs. M.A.E. Maggard, 89, who died in Waxahachie Friday night, were interred in the Grange Hall cemetery west of Cryer Creek at 2 p.m. yesterday in the presence of a large number of friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Walker, pastor of the First Methodist church at Blooming Grove, and J. F. Yarber, Geo. Mabry, J. B. Banks, J. W. Harris, J. A. Smith, A. P. Langston, all of Blooming Grove, acted as pallbearers, and members of the choir of the First Methodist  church at the Grove, rendered appropriate music.

The deceased is survived by two sons, Hon. W. H. Fears, for many years county attorney and assistant county attorney of Ellis county, and Brown Fears. She is also survived by two step children, Capt. John Maggard, of Emhouse and Mrs. G. W. Prewitt of Blooming Grove.

The deceased was a member of the Methodist church for 64 years, and from girlhood was active in all that pertained to the good of her church. The deceased had been married three times, her last husband being the late David Maggard, for many years a resident of the Cryer Creek community, and many of those who attended her funeral yesterday had been her Sunday school pupil when she lived at Cryer Creek and took an active part in church work there.  Those who knew her loved her, and there were few dry eyes yesterday among those who saw her venerable body laid to rest. She was known to all as a woman of rare intelligence and exalted character,and the world is much better for having lived in it.

At the conclusion of the last, sad rites yesterday, the grave was covered by a profusion of beautiful flowers.

Notes:

Mary Maggard is not listed in the cemetery book at Grange Hall or Cryer Creek.  Her Death Certificate has Cryer Creek, but the obit states Grange Hall and that is where David Maggard is.  I have a feeling that she is in Grange Hall without a marker since she died after her husband.  She m. David Maggard Mar 25, 1891 in Ellis Co. TX


William Lumpkin Burnett
Oct 27, 1867 - Feb 4, 1943

W. L. BURNETT, DIED THURSDAY; FUNERAL BE HELD FRIDAY
William L. Burnett, age 75 years, died at the home of his son, Selma Burnett, here Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held at Grange Hall cemetery, where internment will be made, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Burnett was a native of Alabama but had been a resident of Texas a number of years.
Surviving are four sons, Oscar Burnett, Stamford; Arthur Burnett, Arp; Arter Burnett, Athens; Selma Burnett, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ola Saupels, Gilmer; Mrs. Jewel Cage, Bowie; three brothers, Tom Burnett, TyTy, Ga.; E. L. Burnett, Calhoun, Ga.; John Burnett, Rome, Ga.; six sisters, Mrs. Frank Hall, Tyler; Mrs. George Dill, Barry; Mrs. Horace Hall, Farmersville; Mrs. Matt Nation, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. John Pratt, Dalton, Ga.; Mrs. Hannah Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., 27 grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Henry Rogers, Tom Arnett, D. F. Fluker, S. J. Warrington, J. S. Williams, and J. A. Headspeth.
Corley Funeral Home is directing.

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RITES HELD FRIDAY FOR W. L. BURNETT WHO DIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for William L. Burnett, age 75 years, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Grange Hall cemetery where interment was made.

Mr. Burnett died at the home of his son, Selma Burnett here Thursday morning.

A native of Alabama Mr. Burnett had been a resident of Texas a number of years.

Surviving are four sons, two daughters, three brothers, six sisters, 27 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Minnie Lee (DuBose) Bonner
Nov 22, 1867 - Jan 10, 1943

RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. LEE BONNER AT EUREKA CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee Bonner, age 75 years, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at. 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian church at Eureka.

Rev. W. R. Hall conducted the rites. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, three sisters, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Wanda Joyce Brumfield
July 27, 1947 - July 27, 1947

Rites For Infant Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Broomfield [sic], Route 1, Eureka, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night, were held Sunday afternoon at the Eureka cemetery, where interment was made.

The parents survive.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Infant son Stinson
Feb 4, 1943 - Feb 5, 1943

Rites Held For Infant Saturday Eureka Cemetery

Funeral services for the Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stinson, who died at the family home on North Twelfth street Friday night, were held at the Eureka cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stinson, a brother, Robert Thomas Stinson; three sisters, Virginia Sue Wheat, Earllne Stinson, Mary Ann Stinson, all of Corsicana; grandfather, B. T. Stlnson, Midlothian; grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Coker, Corsicana, and other relatives. 

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 6, 1943

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • His parents are Fred Stinson and Maudie Merle (Mosley) Stinson - He is not in the cemetery book.


Infant Daughter Watkins
Nov 21, 1943 - Nov 21, 1943

Baby Buried Sunday In Eureka Cemetery

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Watkins, Eureka, were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the Eureka cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Watkins, Eureka; Mi. and Mrs. A. J. Dillard, Plainview; a sister, Nancy Darlene and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Otho Campbell Beamon, Jr.
Nov 11, 1936 - June 29, 1941

RITES AT EUREKA FOR LITTLE BOY; BURIAL TUESDAY

Funeral services for Otho Beamon, Jr., age 4 years, who died Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the P. and S. Hospital, were held at Eureka Tuesday. Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the services. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otho Beamon, Eureka; a brother, Donald Carl Beamon, Eureka; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beamon, Kerens; Mrs. Lovie Yates, Corsicana; P. B. Yates, Eureka, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Blair Beamon, Odio Beamon, Jerome Yates and Jesse Yates, uncles of the deceased. Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were P. M. Yates, J. E. Yates and son John, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Yates, Streetman; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Yates, Purdon: Mr. and Mrs. I. K. Full
wood, Houston; Jerome Yates, Camp Bowie; Rubin Yates, Corsicana; Jack and Miss Mary Ella Yates, Houston; L. M. Walker, Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Kenneth Pounds Enderlin, North Dakota.

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Mollie Isabella Greer
Jan 14, 1879 - July 25, 1955

Tuesday Services For Miss Greer

Miss Mollie Greer, 76, died at her home in the Eureka community Monday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church in Eureka with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church; Rev. Joe Taylor, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, and Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church.

Miss Greer was born at Eureka and resided there practically all of her life.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. J. F. Mayo, Mrs. H. H. Hodge and  Mrs. Lloyd Hamilton, all of Eureka; two brothers, Luther Greer, Galveston, and Roy Greer, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Willie Hodge, Abe Lamb, Joe Greenup, Billy Hamilton, Paul Chandler and Tim Grantham.

McCammon directed.

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William Pierre Bonner
Mar 6, 1873 - Sep 7, 1940

BROTHER EUREKA MAN DIED DALLAS; HOME IN ATHENS

W. P. Bonner, aged 67 years, feed store operator of Athens, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Saturday night after a several weeks' illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church at Eureka, with burial at Eureka. The rites were conducted by Mr. Fletcher of Athens.

Surviving are his wife of Athens; two daughters, Mrs. George Brown, Dallas, and Mrs. Carl Witt, Texarkana; two sons, J. R. Bonner, Hongkong, China, and W. P. Bonner, Jr., Athens; a , J. A. Bonner, Eureka; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Robinson, Palestine, and a number of other relatives.

L. B. Bonner & Son directed the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sept 9, 1940

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • h/o Fannie Adrienne "Addie" (Sims) Bonner - m. Oct 4, 1896 - s/o Dr. James Isaac Bonner and Martha Bonner - You have him listed as William Pierce Bonner but his headstone on Ancestry shows middle name Pierre and D.C. shows that also.


Lee Melton Jayroe
Dec 25, 1897 - Jun 12, 1949

Services Held For Lee Jayroe

BLOOMING GROVE, June 18.— (Spl— Funeral rites were held from the Purdon Baptist church Monday for Lee M. Jayroe, 52, local track superintendent for the Cotton Belt Ry.  Jayroe died at his home in Purdon Sunday. Interment was in Dresden cemetery

Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist pastor of Dawson. Pallbearers were Buddy Kennemore, Lewis Owens, Cecil Lipsey, Morgan Davis, Clarence Putman and Hoyt Priddy.

Surviving the Purdon native is a daughter, Mrs. C. D. Langridge.

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William Taylor "Willie" McCulloch
May 13, 1911 - Oct 14, 1943

Pfc. McCulIoch Reburial Rites Planned Friday

Reburial services for Pfc. William Taylor McCulIoch, aged 32 years, killed in action in Italy October 14, 1943, will be held from the Dresden church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard. The Texas National Guard and American Legion will conduct a military service at the grave, with the Legion providing the pallbearers. He was in the 5th Army.

McCulloch enlisted June 17, 1941, and was trained at Camp Barkeley and Camp Pickett, Va. He went overseas June 16, 1943.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Hodges McCulIoch, and a daughter, Haudine McCulIoch, both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. McCulIoch, Purdon; six brothers, J. T. McCulIoch, New Mexico; Wilmer McCulIoch, Dallas; Claudie and Bennie McCulIoch, both of Dawson, and Harve McCulIoch, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ottie Parrish, Dawson, and Mrs. Velma Goodman, Hearne, and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Alice C. (Smith) Rhodes
Feb 26, 1866 - May 14, 1949

Mrs. Alice Rhodes Funeral Sunday; Dresden Burial

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice C. Rhodes, aged 84 years, who died at her home, 904 South Beaton street early Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

She was a native of South Carolina.

Surviving are her husband, W. J. Rhodes, Corsicana; three sons, H.G. Rhodes, of Corslcana; J. C. Rhodes, Greggton, and D. O. Rhodes, San Jose, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. T. E. Hanes, Streetman, and Mrs. Emma Bergeron, Beaumont; a brother, Harry Smith; sister, Mrs. Sudie Gibbons, both of Pokeville Miss.; a nephew, Everett Smith, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Dillard, A.M. Potts, Floyd Yarbrough, Ira Yarbrough, Raymod Dillard and Gordon Crawford.

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Bettie Ruth (Story) Griffin
Apr 19, 1932 - Sept 30, 1949

Mrs. V. D. Griffin Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Ruth Griffin, aged 17, critically injured two weeks ago at Cleburne when her clothing became ignited at her apartment, were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ousley, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

The family was residing temporarily in Cleburne at the time of the accident. Mrs. Griffin was brought to the P. and S. Hospital following the accident in Cleburne.

Surviving are her husband, Vernon Doyle Griffin, Corsicana; a son Eddie Doyle Griffin, aged six months, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Story, Corsicana; four sisters, Misses Deanne and Odell Story, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Leona Strange, Handley, and Mrs. Dollie Curl, Dallas; five brothers
Elmer Story, Dallas; Tommy, James and J. R. Story, all of Corsicana, and Ray Story, Handley and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Curtis Wood, Billy D. Ivey, L. O. Taylor, H. W. Temple, Floyd Thompson and E. C. Whittenberg.

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Hannah A. (Ray) Howard
Mar 7, 1857 - Sep 7, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY AGED PURDON RESIDENT

MRS. HANNAH HOWARD DIED WHILE VISITING IN CORSICANA SATURDAY

Mrs. Hannah Howard, aged 84 years, resident of Purdon for the past 68 years, died at the home of a son, Owen Howard, here Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock. She was visiting here at the time she became ill. She was the widow of the late A. J. Howard, confederate veteran from Mississippi.

Funeral services were held at the Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lester Roloff, Trinidad Baptist minister.

Surviving are four sons, Henry Howard, Corsicana; Jim Howard, Purdon; Owen and Tom Howard, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Womack, Corsicana, and Mrs. P. R. Stough, Waco; 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sept 9, 1940

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Sep 10, 1940

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • This obit shows that she is the widow of A.J. Howard


Rhoda Thompson
Sep 6, 1860 - Mar 6, 1940

Aged Blooming Grove Woman Is Buried

BLOOMING GROVE, March 7.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Miss Rhoda Thompson, aged 81 years, who died early Wednesday at the home of Mrs. R. D. Richards, were held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Dresden cemetery where interment was made.

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James Alice (McGraw) Frederick
Jan 18, 1873 - Oct 8, 1952

Mrs. Frederick Rites Wednesday

Mrs.  Alice Frederick, 79, longtime, resident of West Navarro county, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon. A native of Mississippi, she came to Cryer Creek community early in life and made her home in Blooming Grove for many years prior to moving to Route 1, Frost (Emmett) about two years ago.

Funeral services were held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Pat Brown, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor of the Frost Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Jewell Frederick, Mineral Wells and Mrs. Ruth Warren, Ft. Worth; a son, Sam Frederick, Route 1, Frost; a sister, Mrs. J. T. Turner, Frost; a brother, Lace McGraw, Blooming Grove; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

McCormlck Funeral Service directed.

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Benjamin Franklin Garlington
May 7, 1871 - Oct 6, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR B. F. GARLINGTON

Funeral services for Benjamin F. Garlington, aged 65 years, resident of the Bethel community in Henderson county for the past 18 years, who died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. E. F. Brown, in the Oak Valley community after a lingering illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Emhouse Baptist church with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L.B. Jenkins, Baptist minister.

Mr. Garlington had been ill for 14 months. He came to visit his daughter three months ago and was never able to return home. Mr.  Garlington had resided in
Texas for the past 50 years. Prior to moving to Bethel 18 years ago to engage in farming, he had been engaged in the grocery business in Navarro county. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Woodman lodge for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Bethel; two sons, Jesse T. Garlington, Malakoff and Reece Garlington, Athens; four daughters, Mrs W.H. Armstrong, Emhouse; Mrs. E. F. Brown, Oak Valley; Mrs. P. E. McClure, Athens, and Mrs George W. Weaver, Palestine; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and brothers, Will Garlington, and Mose Garlington, Ballinger.

Pallbearers were Elzie Armstrong, Ocie Armstrong, Alva Armtrong, Lester Brown, Willie Ray Garllngton, all grandsons.

Funeral arrangements were directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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William Alfred Evans
July 17, 1878 - Mar 18, 1956

William A. Evans Services Monday

William A. Evans, 77, retired farmer, former resident of Navarro county, died at his home in Kemp Sunday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p. m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff of Westside Baptist church.

He had resided in Kemp for three years.

Surviving are his wife of Kemp; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Long, Callahan, and a brother, Jasper Evans, Nacogdoches county.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Mar 19, 1956

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • William Alfred Evans is not in the cemetery book but his obit and D.C. both state that he is buried in Grange Hall.  His parents show to be Henry Evans and Callie (Brown) Evans. He has no stone.


Ella (Patterson) Evans
Jan 14, 1884 - Sept 28, 1966

Mrs. Ella Evans Rites Friday

Mrs. Ella Evans, 80, of Athens, formerly of Corsicana, died in the Henderson County Memorial hospital Wednesday night.

Graveside services are slated for Friday at 4 p.m. at the Grange Hall cemetery near Cryer Creek. The rites will be conducted by Mrs. W. L. Chasteen, pastor of the Kemp Assembly of God church.

Surviving are a brother, Eck Patterson; two nephews, J. C. Davis and Bill Baggett, both of Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. Ella Davis, Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sally Belle Davis, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sept 30, 1966

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Ella (Patterson) Evans is not listed in the cemetery book but her obit and D.C. state that she is in Grange Hall.  I have been working with a researcher and have found that there are Evans' and Davis' who never had headstones but are buried here.  Their temp markers have probably been removed, she has no stone.


Ernie Rayde Allard
Mar 15, 1955 - Oct 18, 1976

DAWSON - Services were to be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist church in Dawson for Ernie Rayde Allard, 20, who died Monday in Waco.

He was born in Houston, a resident of Dawson, and a student at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.

Ministers Haldor Duncan, Orris Sougstad, and Don Adams officiated, with burial following at the Dawson cemetery.

Survivors include his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Allard of Dawson, a brother, David Allard of Dawson, one sister, Mrs. Doris Dunn of Fort Polk, La., and his mother, Jean Laramore of Goodrich, Tex.

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John Lee McCulloch
Jan 19, 1890 - Sept 13, 1974

J. Lee McCullough

DAWSON—Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday from the United Methodist Church in Dawson for J. Lee McCullough, a native of Dawson, who died at age 84. Rev. Lawrence Clayton will officiate the service with burial following in the Dawson cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lee McCullough of Dawson; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Holliday of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. H.M. Huber of Beaumont and Mrs. Mabel Garner of Dawson; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Davis, Chester Prater, Cloyce Floyd, Norman Summers, Pat Spruell, Charles Pullin, Paul Moore, and Floyd Smith.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Sept 15, 1974

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • The obituary has his last name misspelled.

  • s/o J.H. McCulloch and Millie Jane (Roper) McCulloch


Bismark M. Slater
Feb 26, 1899 - Oct 29, 1959

B. M. Slater of Silver City Dies Friday

B. M. Slater, 60, native of Navarro county, Silver City died in Memorial hospital Friday night.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Dawson with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Larry Ramsour, pastor of the First Baptist church of Navarro Mills.

Surviving are his wife of Silver City; two sons, J. C. Slater, Dawson, and Toney Slater, Silver City; five daughters, Mrs. T.W. Trulove, New Orleans; Mrs. C. D. Chandler, Dallas; Mrs. Floyd Barlow, Harlingen; Miss Silda Slater and Miss Jane Slater, both of Silver City; nine grandchildren, a brother, H. H. Slater, Dawson; four sisters. Mrs. Hassie Parrish, Dallas; Mrs. Homer Parrish, Mrs. Lilla Whitener and Mrs. Al Harris, all of Dawson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Nealy Parish, James Harris, Cleon Whitener, Truman Adams, Alvin Parrish, Elvin Slater, Emmon Slater and Delma Rea Adams.

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Artie Presley Swiney
Nov 27, 1895 - May 18, 1932

BURIED AT DAWSON.

DAWSON, March 20.— Funeral services for A.P. (Artie) Swinney, 37, who died in a government hospital in San Antonio Wednesday morning, was held here Thursday afternoon. He underwent an operation a few weeks ago.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters and a son.

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Amon P. Lawrence
July 16, 1916 - July 17, 1917

The one year and two days old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lawrence, of three miles east of the city, died Tuesday morning about, eight o'clock of whooping cough. The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. T. McKeown, after which the little form was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery. Dawson Herald.

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Thomas E. Burnett
Dec 22, 1886 - Apr 26, 1919

Body Passed Through Here.

The body of Tom Burnett passed through here this morning en route to Blooming Grove for interment. The remains were from Eaton, Colorado, and the shipping tag attached to the box stated that death was the result of a pistol shot through the head, self-inflicted.

The deceased was the son of J. L. Burnett and wife of the Grove and is survived by a wife and one child.

Domestic Trouble is alleged as the cause of his death.

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Susan Catherine (Martin) Gill
June 18, 1865 - Nov 12, 1940

MRS. SUSAN C. G1LL OF BLOOMING GROVE BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan C. Gill, aged 75 years, who died at her home in Blooming Grove, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Grange Hall Cemetery.

She had resided at Blooming Grove for the past 33 years.

Surviving are a son, J. E. Gill, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Bryant and Miss Ola Mae Gill, both of Blooming Grove; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Thomas Otterson Bennett Sr.
Sep 06, 1905 - July 21, 1959

Tom Bennett  Dies Tuesday

Tom Bennett, 53, native of  Emhouse, resident of Grand Prairie died in the Methodist Hospital in Dallas early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, Baptist minister, of Dawson, formerly of Corsicana.

Bennett formerly operated a grocery store in Corsicana but at the time of his death was the owner and operator of the Dalworth Courts at Grand Prairie.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Bennett, Jr., Grand Prairie; a sister, Mrs. Josie Sneed, Houston; two brothers, W. D. (Booze) Bennett and John Bennett, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Eliza Amelia “Elizer” (Barton) Sharpley
Mar 15, 1850 - Oct 9, 1915

FOUND DEAD AT HER HOME

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Husband Here Saturday Goes Home And Finds Wife Dead on Floor

 

J. W. Sharpley, a well known citizen of the Emhouse community, spent Saturday here and returned to his Home in Emhouse on the Trinity & Brazos Valley north bound passenger leaving here at 4:30 p.m.  Arriving at Emhouse he spent about a half hour in town and then went home.

Mr. and Mrs. Sharpley lived alone, their children being all married, and when the husband reached home and failed to meet his wife in the front part of the house he supposed she was visiting a neighbor across the street and went to his bed room and changed his clothing.  This done he started to go to the back premises and when he walked into the dining room he found his wife lying on the floor cold in death.  The deceased who was 61 years of age, had been in bad health for some time, but the death was nevertheless a great shock to her family and friends.

The remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse yesterday afternoon, the funeral taking place from the Methodist Protestant  church in Emhouse at 2:30 p. m., Rev. J. T. Moore and L. C. Howell officiating and was largely attended.

Surviving the deceased are her husband and these grown children:  John Sharpley and Marsh Sharpley of Corsicana, Will Sharpley and Sam Sharpley of Emhouse and Mrs. Bryant Simpson, Mrs. Geo. Bennett of Emhouse, and a married daughter living in Ellis county.

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Bessie Mae (Welch) Stokes
May 12, 1898 - June 23, 1958

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Stokes

Funeral services for Mrs. Ira L. Stokes, 60, who died in the Oak Cliff Medical and Surgical Clinic Monday, will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Graham, and Rev. Foy Thomas of Dallas. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; two sons; Richard L Stokes, USAF. Fort Worth, and Robert E. Stokes, U.S. Marine Corps, San Mateo, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight brothers, Roy DeRusha, Hereford: Clay DeRusha, Blooming Grove; O. I. and Ed DeRusha, both of Plainview; Charles R, DeRusha, Corsicana; G. W. DeRusha, Odessa; Robert Welch, Athens, and Hubert Welch, Grapeland; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Harris, Corsicana; Mrs. Florence Wetzel, Odessa; Mrs. Millard Boyd, Athens, and Mrs. Willie Jo King, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Stokes, Stokes Armstrong. C. D. Owen, Carl Freeman, H. L. Willingham and Byron Amm.

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Hattie (Price) Sharpley
June 18, 1886 - Apr 3, 1915

Remains Interred Yesterday

The remains of the late Mrs. John Sharpley were interred in the Patterson cemetery near Emhouse yesterday afternoon. Rev. G. W. Sanders conducted the service and a large number of friends attended the last sad rites.

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Died This Afternoon.

Mrs. Hattie Sharpley, wife of John K. Sharpley, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Price, died at the family home near Zion's Rest this afternoon after a long illness. The husband and two small children survive.

The remains will be interred in the Patterson cemetery near Emhouse tomorrow, the procession to leave the house in the morning at 9 o'clock.

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Joseph McKinley “Joe” Beck
Mar 14, 1895 - Mar 14, 1958

J. M. Beck Dies Friday; Burial Emhouse Sunday

J. M. Beck, 60, veteran of World War I, died at Cleburne Friday Funeral services will be held from the Pentecostal Church In Cleburne Sunday at 2 p.m. with the rites conducted by Ray Lock.

Burial will be in the Patterson cemetery at Emhouse.

Surviving are his wife of Cleburne; four sisters, Mrs. J. W. Turner, Emhouse; Mrs. Elizabeth Green, Mrs. Viola Travis and Mrs. Buster Rascoe, all of Rice.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

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Lucian E. Maggard
Jan 20, 1909 - Nov 27, 1958

L, E, Maggard Dies Thursday

Lucian E. Maggard, 49, Emhouse farmer, died in Memorial hospital Thursday night following a short illness. He became ill in downtown Corsicana Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the hospital.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ada Maggard, Emhouse; three brothers, Ray Maggard, Ennis; Johnny Maggard, Teague, and Claude Maggard, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Fay Tinkle, Emhouse, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.

The rites will be conducted by Rev, Carl Taylor, Jr., pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be cousins

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Richard Franklin Vyers
Oct 13, 1877- Feb 3, 1958

R. F. Vyers Dies Monday Morning n • . **

R. F. Vyers, 80, native of Emhouse, resident of Navarro, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Virgil A. Fielding, Dallas minister.

Vyers resided in Emhouse until five years ago when he moved to Navarro. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three sons, Raymond L. Vyers, Terrell; Leroy Vyers, Independence, Ore., and James A. Vyers, USAF, London, Eng.; four daughters, Mrs. Frankie Plant, Mrs. Mabel Pollock and Mrs. Willie Mae Bassham, all of Corsicana, and Miss Dorothy Nell Vyers, Navarro; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Hubert W. Vyers, Corsicana, and G T. Vyers, Emhouse; three sisters, Mrs. C. H. McNeal, Emhouse; Mrs. Fannie Reid, Dallas, and Miss Birdie Vyers, Emhouse, and other relatives. . .

Pallbearers will be Scott Harvard, Howard Collier, Frank Seeley, Jim Bob Collins, Swint Huling and Jack Bressie.

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Margaret Josiephene Kuykendall
Apr. 27, 1914 - Oct. 31, 1918

Died Near Emhouae.

An afflicted little daughter of J. W. Kuykendall near Emhouse, aged four years died last night and the remains were interred near there today,

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Shela Ann Tinkle
B&D Aug. 30, 1947 

Shela Ann Tinkle Rites Held Sunday

Funeral rites for Shela Ann Tinkle, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Tinkle of Emhouse, who died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held Sunday morning at 9 o'clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Sharpley, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bailey, Angus, and Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Tinkle. Emhouse, and other relatives.

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Benjamin Franklin Meador
Aug 19, 1852 - Apr 13, 1923

Well Known Farmer Dead.

Ben F. Meadow, well known farmer of the Emhouse community, aged 74,  and for many years a resident of this county, died at his home last night, and the remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery this afternoon.

The deceased is survived by five grown children, Will Meadow, of Oklahoma, Mrs. B. Ray, Douglas Meadow, Clay Meadow and Miss Nora Meadow, all of Emhouse.

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Kyle Harper Stokes
May 30, 1894   Nov 11, 1956

Tuesday Services For Kyle Stokes

Funeral services for Kyle Stokes, 62, former Emhouse resident, who died in a Veterans Administration hospital in Marlin late Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse.

Rev. A. J. Standlee of Itasca and Rev. J. L. Oliver of Stephenville conducted the rites.

The Stokes family resided at Emhouse prior to moving to Hillsboro a few years ago. Stokes was a veteran o£ World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Hillsboro; five sons, Curtis Stokes, Cleburne; Calvin, Billy Joe, Lonnie Jean and Benny Morris Stokes, all of Hillsboro; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth George, Freeport; six grandchildren, three brothers, Ira Stokes, Dallas; Charlie Stokes, Corsicana, and Tommy Stokes, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Logan, J. C. Fly, C. E. Tabor, Marion McGee, Truett Scott, H. R. Ponder, Rufus Pevehouse and Marvin Shows.

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James Wade Pattison
Aug 24, 1869 - Apr 6, 1932

 J. W. PATTISON OF EMHOUSE BURIED IN PATTISON CEMETERY

Funeral services for J. W. Pattison, 62, former, native and lifelong resident of the Emhouse community, who was found dead in his bed early Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Baptist church in Emhouse with interment in the Pattison cemetery.

Rev. Roy Davis of Blue Ridge conducted the services.

Surviving arc his wife, a son Burton Pattison, Thurber; a daughter, Miss Thelma Pattison, Corsicana; a brother, Ben Pattison, Emhouse: three sisters, Mrs. D. D. Bennett, Rhome; Mrs. C. H. Cotten. Phillips Chapel; and Mrs. Frank Blair, Rice; and a number of other relatives.

Active pallbearers were L. M. Jones, O. T. Jones. D. B. Bennett, E. Melton, B. Ray and John Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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EMHOUSE NATIVE D I E D SUDDENLY THERE WEDNESDAY J. W. Pattison, age 62 years, died suddenly at his home at Emhouse at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning and funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at. 3 o'clock from the Baptist church in Emhouse. Rev. Roy Davis of Blue Ridge will conduct the services. Burial will be in Pattison cemetery. Mr. Pattison was a native, of Emhouse and had resided there all his life. He was well known in that section of the county and was active in the affairs of his community. His father, Ben Pattison, donated the plot of ground for what is now known as the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are his wife, a son, Burton Pattison, Thurber; a daughter. Miss Thelma Pattison, Corsicana; a. brother, Ben Pattison. Emhouse; three sisters, Mrs. D. D. Bennett, Rhome, Mrs. C. H. Cotten, Phillips Chapel, Mrs. Frank Blair. Rice, and other relatives. Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

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IN MEMORY.

J. W. Patterson, died April 6, 1932, at his home at Emhouse, Texas.

The passing of Mr. Patterson was regretted by all who knew him. To know him was to love him. He had a smile for everybody and always had time to speak and visit with his friends.

We like to think of men of this type. His word was his bond and he went about doing something good for his fellowman.

We are thankful that Mr. Patterson made peace with God before he passed on to the other side of life. This is what makes life here a success. “For when the one great scorer comes to write against your name, he writes not that you won or lost, but how you played the game. “What shall a man profit if he gains the whole world and loses his soul.:

Mr. Patterson’s life will live forever in the memory of his friends and loved ones, and now our obligation to him and to God is to live so that we can meet him on the other shore.

LEE E. HEARN,
Pastor M. P. Church, Emhouse.

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Jacob Coleman Meredith
Jan. 30, 1862 - Jun. 2, 1932

Emhouse Man Was Buried Friday In Pattison cemetery

Funeral services for J. C. Meredith, aged 62 years, who died at his home in the Emhouse community Thursday night, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'-clock from the Emhouse Methodist church with interment in the Pattison cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Cox, Methodist minister of Barry, assisted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, Corsicana, and Rev. Lee Hearn.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Jewel McMillan, Mrs. Kyle Stokes, Miss Ina Meredith, all of Emhouse; a sister Mrs. W. J. Collins, Emhouse; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. Melton. Will Armstrong, A. E. Beard, J. W. Russell, C. J. DeLafosse and A. A. Derden.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home.

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Saphronie “Fronie” (unk) Gilcrease
Nov. 15, 1858 - Sep. 8, 1924

Died at Emhouse.

   Mrs. G. W. Gilcrease, a highly esteemed lady of the Emhouse community, died at her home last night, And the remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery this morning at 11 o'clock in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends, the last sad rites being conducted by Rev. J. F. Stanley.

   Surviving the deceased are her husband and eight grown children.

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Virgil N. Grantham
Mar 02, 1907 - Jan 7, 1947

VIRGIL M. GRANTHAM OF EMHOUSE DIES IN DALLAS ON TUESDAY

Virgil M. Grantham, aged 39 years, of Emhouse, died  in Dallas Tuesday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; parents Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Grantham, Itasca; a brother, Mayo Grantham, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. G. H. McGregor, Fort Worth; Mrs. R. J. Landruth, Itasca, and Mrs. J. C. Wilson, Italy, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.  The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dan Sharpley pastor of the First Baptist church of Emhouse.

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Ida Emaline (Dillard) Dixon
Feb 18, 1875 - Mar 27, 1947

Dixon Rites Held Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida E. Dixon, aged 72 years, Emhouse, who died Thursday morning, were held from the Emhouse Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. A. Stewart and Rev. Dan Sharpley. She was a native of Mississippi but had resided in Emhouse since 1912.

Surviving are two sons W. F Dixon, Powell, and J A. Dixon, Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. H. C. DeRusha Blooming Grove; three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two brothers, J. P. and B. S. Dillard, both of Mississippi; three sisters, Mrs. C. P. Caldwell and Mrs. W. J. Grant, both of  Mississippi, and Mrs. J. A. Medlock. Davis, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C L. Dixon, C. M. Dixon. J. M. Dixon, G. F. Dixon, J A. Dillard  and U. S. Brannon, all nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Della Mae Wooten
Jan 25, 1906 - Feb 21, 1947

MISS DELIA WOOTEN FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY

Miss Della Mae Wooten, aged 41 years, died at the family home, Corsicana Route 2, near Emhouse, Friday morning following an illness of a year.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Sarah Wooten, Corsicana: five brothers, S. L. Wooten. Corsicana; Burns Wooten. Corsicana; Ray Wooten, Purdon; Abe Wooten, Freeport, and N. C. Wooten, Greenville; four sisters, Mrs. Lena Burks, Powell; Mrs. Rex Gordon, Carlisle, Ark.; Mrs. J. D. Meador, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. L. Van Sickle, Fort Worth, and a number of other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Infant Son Reid
B&D Dec. 8, 1931

Ed please post the B&D date on the website

Infant Son Emhouse Couple Is Buried

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Reid of Emhouse died Tuesday afternoon and the funeral was held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Pattison cemetery, where burial was made.

Sutherland funeral home directed the funeral.

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Matilda Elizabeth (Ware) Tinkle
Apr 20, 1865 - Mar 3, 1935

PIONEER RESIDENT EMHOUSE COMMUNITY DIED LATE SUNDAY

Mrs. Matilda Elizabeth Tinkle, aged 69 years, pioneer resident of the Emhouse community, died Sunday evening at 6 o'clock and the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Emhouse Methodist church with burial in the Pattison cemetery.

Mrs. Tinkle was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Navarro county for many years. She was the widow of the late Nath Tinkle of Emhouse who died Jan. 23, this year. The same ministers and pallbearers will officiate at her funeral as at Mr. Tinkle's funeral.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. R. F. Cook. Mrs. Will Turner and Mrs. Hugh Parrish, all of Emhouse; six sons. Joe Tinkle, Albert Tinkle. Buster Tinkle and Newell Tinkle, all of Emhouse; John Tinkle, Dallas, and Jack Tinkle, Shamrock; 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Horace Poteet, Barry Methodist minister, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be L. C. Lockhart, Ted Ferguson. T. F. Bruce, Leroy McAfee, Marvin Wallace, Arthur Wilson, Joe Norwood, Frank Cartlidge, L. C. Cook and C. E. Allen.

   The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Jefferson Davis Thornton
Apr 14, 1861 - Nov 1, 1943

J. D. THORNTON DIED IN HILLSBORO; BURIAL AT EMHOUSE

Jefferson Davis Thornton, age 82 years, died at the home of his son, E. D. Thornton, Hillsboro, Monday night. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Baptist church in Emhouse, with Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, conducting the rites. Burial will be in Pattison cemetery.

He had been a resident of Emhouse since 1910. Surviving are his wife, Mary Katherine Thornton, Emhouse; five sons, O. Thornton, Little Rock. Ark., M. G. Thornton, Tyler; T. D. Thornton, Hillsboro; H. D. Thornton, Hubbard; G. C. Thornton, Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. J. I. Dean, Houston; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be C. B. Turner, Dick Dickson, Jim B. Collins, Bush Richards, Will Armstrong, Roy Bristow, Frank Seeley, Swint Hulen, J. W. Kuykendall and B. Ray.

Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Sally (Burks) Manning
Aug 10, 1907 - Jul 19, 1971

MANNING

Funeral services for Sally Burks Manning, 62, are to be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Reaves officiating.  Burial is to be in Pattison cemetery.

Mrs. Manning died Monday in St. John's Hospital in San Angelo.

She is survived by her husband, John Manning of San Angelo; two sons, Kendall Manning of Lubbock and Harold Manning, of Newport, Ark.; one daughter, Mrs. Lynale Vinscent of Richardson; a brother, C.L. Burks of Barry; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Murdock of Houston, Mrs. Gerald Pevehouse of Whitney and Mrs. Milton Emmert of Corsicana; 11 grandchilden, one great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Manning Services for Sally Burks Manning, 62, were today at 11 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Reaves officiating. Burial was in Pattison Cemetery. Mrs. Manning died Monday in San Angelo. Survivors include her husband, John Manning of San Angelo; two sons, Kendall Manning of Lubbock and Harold Manning of Newport, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. Lyndal Vincent of Richardson; a brother, C. L. Burks of Barry; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Murdock, Houston, Mrs. Gerald Pevehouse, Whitney, and Mrs. Milton Emmert of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, one great-grand- child and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Charles Emmert, Billy Blissette, Stokes Armstrong, Ernest Stokes, Richard L. Stokes and Ralph Chaney. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 21, 1971 Manning Mrs. John M. Manning, 62, died today in St. John’s Hospital in San Angelo. She had lived in San Angelo since 1946. She was a native of Roane and a former telephone operator at Roane and Rice. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services are to be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Pattison Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, John Manning of San Angelo; two sons, Kendall Manning of Lubbock and Harold Manning of Newport, Ark.; one daughter, Mrs. Lynale Vinsent of Richardson; a brother, C. L. Burks of Barry; three sisters; Mrs. Carl Murdock of Houston, Mrs. Gerald Pevehouse of Whitney and Mrs. Milton Emmert of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mary Katherine (Elliott) Harrell
Feb 1, 1897 - Nov 27, 1972

Mrs. M. Harrell

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Mary Harrell, 75, who died Saturday in Hurst, are pending at Griffin Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Patterson [sic] Cemetery.

Survivors include five sons, Kermit Brown of Hurst, Joe Harrell of Houston, Morris Harrell of Hurst, Travis and Tommy Harrell of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Applewhite of Odessa and Mrs. Pauline Jordon of Keller; three brothers, Jim Frank Elliott of Dallas, and Hab Elliott of Grapevine; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Meecher of Dallas, Mrs. Neilly Vyers and Mrs. Martha Brown, both of Emhouse; 18 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Osceola Bigger "Osey" Kirk
Oct 30, 1879 - Mar 6, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OSEY B. KIRK HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Osey B. Kirk, aged 60 years, farmer of the Pursley community for the past 19 years, who died early Wednesday, were held Thursday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Old Raleigh cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Buddy Sikes.

Surviving are his wife of Pursley, three sons, Allie Kirk, San Diego, Calif.; Roger Kirk, Pursley, and Chester Kirk, Corsicana; three grandchildren, three broth-
ers, Joe Kirk, Bob Kirk and Willie Kirk, all of New Mexico, a sister, Mrs. Massey, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ella Belle (Moore) Kirk
Feb 22, 1879 - Jan 5, 1960

Mrs. O. B. Kirk Services Held

Services for Mrs. O. B. Kirk, 80, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in the Old Raleigh cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Kirk died Tuesday morning at 718 South Fifteenth street. A native of Arkansas, she resided in the Pursley community for 60 years.

Surviving are three sons, Roger Kirk, San Diego, Calif.; Allie Kirk, Pursley, and Chester Kirk, Cayuga; four grandsons, three great-grandchildren, a sister,
Mrs. Charlie Brown, Richland; two half-sisters, Miss Ida Moore, Richland, and Mrs. Virgil Prater, Corsicana; a half-brother, William Moore, Corsicana,
and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. S. Brown, Charles Kennedy, John Mahoney, Cecil Humbert, Claude Moore and Charles W. Brown.

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Mattie L. (Hargrove) Boswell
Nov 29, 1863 - Apr 20, 1938

MRS. T.C.BOSWELL DIED RECENTLY IN CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO

BARRY, April 28.—(Spl.)—Mrs. T. C. Boswell, age 75 years, died Wednesday, April 20 in Clovis, New Mexico and her passing cast a pall of sorrow over the entire community where she resided for many years.

Funeral services were held here Thursday.

Mrs. Boswell had been a resident of Navarro county 46 years. She was born in Elkton, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1863. She was married to T. C. Boswell on Dec, 18, 1882.

Surviving are three sons, L. C. Boswell, Barry; Robert Boswell, Beevllle; Clifford Boswell, Sweetwater; two daughters, Mrs. G. J. McCarty, Lubbock; Mrs. Ernest Speegle, Clovls, New Mexico, a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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Robert Henry Renfro
Dec 26, 1856 - Jun 26, 1927

Blooming Grove Pioneer is Dead

Blooming Grove, Texas, July 2. - R. H. Renfro, aged 75 years, resident of this vicinity for 40 years, died at his residence near Blooming Grove Sunday    afternoon at 6 o'clock following an illness of several years, and the remains were interred in the Dresden Cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  The services were conducted  by Rev. F. A. Tippen.

Surviving are five children.

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Samuel Strain Hollingsworth
Mar 29, 1847 - Mar 16, 1926

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY IS DEAD - FROST HOME SAM HOLLINGSWORTH HAD RESIDED IN COUNTY SINCE CIVIL WAR

Sam Hollingsworth, aged about 86 years, died at his residence south of Frost Tuesday  morning at an early hour and the remains were interred in the Dresden Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at [illegible] o'clock. The deceased was one of the pioneers of this county, and had resided here since, immediately after the Civil War. He is survived by a number of children and other relatives.

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Samuel Strain Hollingsworth
Mar 29, 1847 - Mar 16, 1926

In Loving Memory of Sam J. Hollingsworth

On March 16, 1936, at 2:30 in the morning, the death angel came silently into the happy home of Mrs. S. S. Hollingsworth and took from us our dear husband, father and grandfather. It just seemed like it was more than we could bear, but God’s will must be done, not ours. We can’t see why he was taken away from us now, but some day we will understand. It was so hard to give him up, but thank God we will someday be reunited where there will be no more sad partings. He was so good and kind to us all and oh, how we miss him, no one knows only those who have given up their dear loved ones.

Dear grandpa was prepared to go for he joined the church many years ago. All was done for him that loving hands and kind hearts could do, but to no avail. If grandpa had lived until March 29 he would have been 70 years old. He leaves to mourn his death, a dear wife. Effie Hollingsworth; four boys, Colley, Oscar, Jeff and Sam Hollingsworth; three girls, Annie Melton, Flossie Selby and Lillie Hollingsworth; two brothers and two sisters, twenty-two grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends.

He was laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery Tuesday evening at 4 o’clock beneath a flower-covered mound in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Conway of Italy.

There’s one who can comfort when all else fails,
Who’s able to save when the foe assails.

Once He traveled the way we go,
Felt the pangs of deceit and woe,
Who more perfectly than can know,
I have Jesus, blessed Jesus.

Weep not, dear loved ones, for from earth he has fled,
But we know that we will meet him,
If the Bible we have read.

Farewell, dear grandpa, sweet be thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain,
Farewell, till in some happy place,
We shall behold thy face.

We miss you from your home, dear grandpa,
We miss you from your place.
A shadow over our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine on your face.

We miss your kind and willing hand.
Your fond and earnest care.
That home is dark without dear grandpa,
We miss him everywhere.

The happy home is broken, it does not seem like home,
Grandpa has gone to heaven, and we are left alone,
Someday we’ll meet you, dear grandpa.
The time may not be long,
Till we shall be together
In the land of joy and song.

When we leave this world of sorrow,
When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved one.
In our Father’s Mansion fair.

The golden gates were open wide
A gentle voice said “Come”
The angels from the other side
Welcome our loved one home.

Through he has gone, yet memory lingers,
Thoughts of him each passing day,
And we hope someday to meet him
Where immortal spirits stay.

O, we miss him, yes, we miss him,
Since his spirit soared away,
But in God we are trusting
And His will to obey.

(Written by his granddaughter, Mrs. Ethel M. Clark)

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Lavern Melton
Feb 24, 1926 - Mar 30, 1926 

On March 30, 1926, the death angel came into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zack Melton, Jr., and carried to rest their infant daughter, Lavern.  Little Lavern was born February 24, 1926 and she was taken away from her mother and father and relatives March 30. She was one month and six days old.  She was laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery. There were  many friends and relatives present, all who adorned the grave with many beautiful flowers. There she waits till the resurrection morn.

Baby's left the cradle for the golden shore.
O'er the silvery water she has flown,
Gone to join the angels forever more.
Empty is the cradle, Baby has gone,

When the dimpled cheeks and laughing little eyes,

From the rumpled pillow shone,

Then we gazed in gladness, now we look with sighs.

Empty is the cradle, Baby is gone,

Lonely is the household, everyone is sad,

Look in every corner if you will 

That but once her pattered voice once always glad.

All in death are now so cold and still .

Baby's left her cradle God has called her home

Seems as if He always plucks the choicest flowers.

Sweetest little darling, who with us loved to roam
Has gone and now adorns immortal flowers.
One who loved her - ALMA CLARK

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In Loving Memory of Little Lavern Melton

On Tuesday night at 10 o'clock, March 30, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zack Melton and took their darling baby home to heaven. She was one month and six days old when God called her home to heaven. Little Lavern had only been with us a short time but suffered every day she lived. All that loving hands could do for her was done but to no avail. Got thought it best to call her home where there would be no more pain or suffering. Oh how it grieved our hearts for her to leave us. Oh how we miss her in the home. We must have loved her too much for she soon slept and died. Will you not think of little Lavern resting safety in the arms of Jesus. She can not come back to us but some sweet day we can go to her. We know it is so hard to give her up; but all that we can do is to look to God and pray for Him to forgive us all our sins, to lead us in the paths of righteousness so we may meet our darling where we shall part no more over on the golden shore where there will be no pain or sorrow. Little Lavern was laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Caraway, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist church. There were many beautiful flowers. Little Lavern leaves to mourn her loss a father, mother and one sister, grandpas, grandmas and a host of relatives and friends. Oh how hard to give her up, but God has called her home to heaven full of blooming flowers alone will not do, some must be ungrown so the rail fbuds [sic] he is gathering. So father and mother weep not for we will meet our darling beyond by blooming in in [sic] heaven she is blooming for you and for me.

Written by her little cousin, RUBY.

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Jrusha Frances Helen "Rusha" (Ingram) Phelps-Jordan
1860 - Feb 25, 1947

RITES ARE PLANNED AT BLOOMING GROVE FOR MRS. E.Y. JORDAN

BLOOMING GROVE, Feb 26,-Spl.— Mrs. E. Y. Jordan, aged 87 years, of Fort Worth, formerly of Barry, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jim Carroll at Italy Tuesday night. A native Texan she reared her family in the Barry community. Mrs. Jordan was visiting her daughter at the time she was stricken. 

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church here Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gardner, Methodist minister of Italy, and Rev. Peterson of Blooming Grove. Grandsons will be pallbearers. 

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Carroll; three sons, T. E. and Hanks Jordan, both of Fort Worth, and Lee Jordan, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Bob Barnes, Barry, and Mrs. Oscar Woodruff, Dallas; a brother, R. V. Ingram, Dalas; 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service is in charge.

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Isaac Denton Farmer
Oct 25, 1860 - Feb 14, 1947

Rites Held Saturday For Pioneer Resident

I. D. Farmer, aged 86 years, native Texan, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Brown, at Purdon, Friday morning with a heart attack.

Funeral services were held at Dresden Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Revs. Madden and White.  A native of Smith county, Texas, Mr. Farmer came to Navarro county as a child. He never traveled outside the boundaries of Texas, relatives stated. He was a member of the Christian church. 

Surviving are four children, Mrs. Brown, Purdon; A. D. Farmer, Purdon; Russell Farmer, Longview, and Mrs. Effle Hodge, Corsi-
cana; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were A. C. Davis, B. Woodard, W. H. McCraw, Clarence Putman, Allie Mitchell and Albert
Moseley.

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Florence Neda (Spivey) Blair
Apr 17, 1867 - Apr 17, 1947

RITES SATURDAY FOR MRS. FLORENCE BLAIR BURIAL AT DRESDEN

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Blair ,80, of Denison, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday as a result of a broken hip suffered March ?0, were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the McCammon Chapel.  Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Cyrus Barcus
of Denison, assisted by Rev. Frank Blackburn of Irving and Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

A native of Dresden, Navarro county, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Spivey, pioneer Methodist leaders of Navarro county, Mrs. Blair was married to the late Thomas W. Blair in 1888 and resided in Corsicana until 1917. She had made her home in Denison for the past 12 years.  Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. H. Little, Denison; a son, P. P. Blair, Dallas; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Travis Holland, Houston. 

Pallbearers were Rev. Maggard B. Howell, Groesbeck; Rev. W. R. Beaird, Corsicana; Rev. Carroll Thompson, Tehuacana; Rev. L. M.  Lawhon, Frost; O. L. Albritton and  E. B. Dawson.

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James Hubert Farrald, Sr.
Feb 4, 1875 - Nov 1, 1943

CORSICANAN DIED IN DALLAS MONDAY; RITES PLANNED HERE

J. H. Farrold, long-time resident of Purdon and for the past year a resident of Corsicana, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. S. Keeling, Dallas, Monday. Funeral services \vill be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Vance, Ft. Stockton; Mrs. A. S. Keeling, Dallas; Miss Virginia Farrold, five sons, James Hubert Farrold, Harry Edwin Farrold, B. Alexander Farrold, Jack Lee Farrold and Wendell Farrold.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Corsicana Burial Set For James H. Farrald The body of James H. Farrald, 68, Navarro County resident for more than fifty years, will be taken to Corsicana for funeral services there Wednesday. Mr. Farrald died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.S. Keeling, 3205 Stanford. He came to Texas from Madison, Ala., and for a time was station agent at Purdon, near Corsicana. Later he became a merchant there, but since retiring several years ago had lived in Corsicana. Survivors are his children, Mrs. Keeling and James Hubert Farrald, Jr., Dallas; Wendell Farrald, Shreveport, La.; D.A. Farrald, New Orleans, La.; J.L. Farrald, St. Louis, Mo.; Lieut. Harry E. Farrald, Army; Mrs. Sam Price Palestine, and Mrs. E. Ray Vance, Fort Stockton, and seven grandchildren. Nov 3, 1943

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Jonathon Claiborne Burns
Dec 1853 - Feb 28, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. C. BURNS HELD AT DRESDEN

Funeral services for J. C. Burns aged 84 years, who died at his home in Blooming Grove Monday morning at 10:30 were held from the church at Dresden Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery and the rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Johnson, Church of Christ minister at Pursley, assisted by Rev. D. P. Cagle Baptist minister of Frost. 

Surviving are his wife, six sons, John Burns, Blooming Grove; Will Burns, Pursley; Claude Burns, Blooming Grove; Fred Burns, Blooming Grove; Bob Burns, Blooming Grove; Clyde Burns, Pursley; two daughters, Mrs. C. M. Peabody, Corsicana; Mrs. Myrtle Smith, Tom Ball; 24 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Mr. Burns has been a resident of Navarro county practically all his life, and had resided at Blooming Grove about four years.

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Arabelle (Morris) Burns
Oct 25, 1861 - Apr 28, 1950

Sunday Services For Mrs. Burns Of Blooming Grove

BLOOMING GROVE, April 28.— (Spl.) Mrs. Arabella Morris Burns, wife of the late J. C. Burns, died Friday at her home near Blooming Grove. She had been a Navarro county resident for several years.

Mrs. Burns was born Oct. 25, 1861 in Blount county, Ala., and was married Dec. 27, 1876.

Survivors include six sons, J. W. Burns, W. M. Burns and Bob Burns, all of Coraicana; Fred and Claude Burns, both of Blooming Grove, and Clyde Burns, Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Doyle Smith, Tomball; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and  two great-great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. C. M. Peabody of Corsicana, died in 1939.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday in the Dresden Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

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J. M. Jones
about 1853 - Oct 23, 1943

J. M. JONES FOUND DEAD IN BED EARLY TODAY AT EMHOUSE

J. M. Jones, age 90 years, was found dead in bed Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Emhouse at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and burial will be in Grange Hall cemetery at Cryer Creek.

"Uncle Jimmie," as he was familiarly known, had made his home with R. H.  Brown of Emhouse for the past several years. He had been a resident of the Cryer Creek and Emhouse communities 50 years or more and was well known over the county.

Several nephews and nieces survive.

Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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he is not in the cemetery book.  I am thinking that he might be the husband of Amanda Jones in G.H.  I am not finding a death cert for him either.  ... Karen Rost

 

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR J. M. JONES; BURIAL CRYER CREEK

Funeral services for J. M. Jones, age 90 years, who was found dead in his bed at his home at Emhouse Saturday, were held from the Methodist church at Emhouse Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial was in
Grange Hall cemetery at Cryer Creek.

A resident of the Emhouse and Cryer Creek communities over 30 years, he was well known over the county. In the early days he played the fiddle for the dances held in those communities.

Surviving are a number of nephews and nieces.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Minnie (Meredith) Johnson
Feb 23, 1864 - Jan 16, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR EMHOUSE RESIDENT

EMHOUSE, Jan. 17.—(Spl).—Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Meredith Johnson, aged 65 years, who died at her home here Wednesday, were held at the Baptist church here at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. H. B. Prather of Dallas, assisted by Rev. L. B, Jenkins of Mesqulte and Rev. Van P. Morrison of Richland, officiated. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was a native Texan, being born In Henderson county Feb. 20, 1884. She was married to R. A. Johnson in January, 1880. She joined the Baptist church at Kelm, near here, in 1895, and had been a consistent member of that church since that time.

Surviving are ten children, eight sons. Tom Johnson, Kerens; Will, Walter, John. Charles, Robert, George and Hugh Johnson, all of the Emhouse community; two daughters, Mrs. C. B. Turner and Mrs. Jim Patrick, both of Emhouse.

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IN MEMORY
The death angel came with silent tread and on Jan. 16, 1929 bore the soul of Mrs. R. A. Johnson to that beautiful home, toward which she had been striving through the years in loving service.

Mrs. Johnson, nee Minnie Meredith, was born Feb. 23, 1864, in Henderson county. She was married to R. A. Johnson in 1880 and moved to Navarro county shortly afterward. To this union was born thirteen children, three of whom died in infancy. She joined the Baptist church at Old Kelm in the summer of 1895, and her already beautiful life flowered into that of a true and devoted Christian.

Aunt Min, as she was called by a number of friends, was ill only a few days, succumbing to flu-pneumonia on Wednesday night, at ten-twenty o’clock. All was done that loving hand and medical skill could accomplish, but the gentle spirit broke its bonds and winged its way to the great celestial city, where there is no death nor sorrow.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, and one of the largest crowds ever gathered here, listened to the helpful and consoling works spoken by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Rev. L. B. Jenkins and Rev. H. B. Prather. The large number of silent and sorrowing friends present paid eloquent tribute to the beautiful Christian life of this, their neighbor and friend. She was laid to rest beneath a flower covered mound in the Grange Hall cemetery, by the side of her husband whose departure preceded her’s by a little more than two years.

She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters, eight sons, thirty-two grandchildren, and four great-grand children, one brother, one sister and other relatives.

Dear loved ones, grieve not despairingly for her, she is not lost but only gone on before. Her spirit will be waiting with out-stretched arms to welcome us to that land of eternal rest. We have only to follow in the footsteps of one who was always her Guide. Her loving prayers will ever last, like a holy benediction on the lives and hearts of her children. They will ever remember her kindness and sweet motherly advice. As one of her children has so truly said, “She gave her whole life for us.”

Written by her friend,
ETHEL OWEN.

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George Lester Cleere
July 27, 1870 - Oct 29, 1947

GEORGE L. CLEERE FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for George L. Cleere, aged 77 years, resident of Navarro county 30 years, who died at Lamesa Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were conducted by. Rev. C. R. Rhodes.

Surviving are four sons, Guy H. Cleere, Lamesa; George M. Cleer, Farmersville; Airy Cleere, Terrell, and Chester Cleere, Los Angeles; a brother, Abie Cleere, Eldorado, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. France Payne, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Henry Lee Hale
Nov 15, 1867 - Apr 15, 1940

HENRY LEE HALE BURIED CRYER CREEK CEMETERY TUESDAY

Funeral services for Henry Lee Hale, 63, who died Monday morning at 620 West Eighth avenue, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Cryer Creek. Interment was in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Second Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Ross Rhoads.

He was a native of Missouri, but had been a resident of this section since early childhood.

Surviving are a brother, J. W. B. Hale, Littlefield; a sister, Mrs. R. N. Williams, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Jackson Calvin Armstrong, Sr.
Aug 6, 1851 - Dec 6, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED MONDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 8.— (Spl.)—J. C. Armstrong, aged 70 years, died here Saturday night at 9 o'clock after having been taken suddenly ill just after eating his supper. Burial took place in the Grange Hall cemetery Monday afternoon following funeral services in the First Baptist church here. Rev. E. L. Jones, pastor of the Blooming Grove church, preached the funeral sermon, and was assisted in conducting the services by Rev. Walter Griffith, Methodist minister of Barry. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are five sons and two daughters, Lige Armstrong, Mose Armstrong, Pruitt Armstrong, Sol Armstrong and Jack Armstrong, all of Blooming Gove; Mrs. Harkins of West Texas, and Mrs. Earl Stokes of Ellls county.

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Charles Obied Williams
Mar 8, 1868 - Sep 12, 1963

C.O. Williams Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 12 - (Spl.) — Charles O. Williams, 95, retired farmer, died in a Waco rest home Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Methodist church here with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hubert Taylor, pastor, and Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church formerly of the local church.

Native of Lauderale County, Miss., Williams came to the Cryer Creek community as a two-year old child and lived in Cryer Creek and Blooming Grove the remainder of his life except for a few years just over the Ellis county line.

He had been a Methodist steward for 26 years and had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for 40 years.

Surviving are three sons, Guy Williams, Pasadena; Lee Williams, Corsicana, and Earnest Williams, Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. W. T. Boulware Hillsboro, wife of a retired Methodist minister, and Mrs. C. F. Smith, Waco; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Sallie C. (Pennington) Cook
About 1865 - Mar 30, 1948

Miss Sallie Cook Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Cook, 83, who died Tuesday, were held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Grange Hall cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Charlie Williams, Cryer Creek, with whom she resided, and a number of nieces and nephews.

McCormlck Funeral Home directed.

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John William Russell
June 7, 1872 - May 23, 1958

Sunday Services For J. W. Russell

Funeral services for John William Russell, 85, Barry farmer, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Ben Mosely and Rev. L. M Hopfe, Baptist ministers. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery.

 A native of Tennessee, Russell had resided in Texas since 1891.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; three sons, E. L. Russell, Emhouse; J. D. Russell, Houston, and A. M. Russell, Barry; a sister, Mrs. Betty Bush, Corsicana; six grandchildren, 13-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Douglas Ragsdale, Lester Brown, Garland Gray, Kenneth Drain, Russell Brown and Jack Bill Davis.

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William Robert Bryant
Apr 25, 1853 - Oct 16, 1942

WILLIAM R, BRYANT OF BLOOMING GROVE  BURIED SATURDAY

BLOOMING GROVE. Oct. 19.— Spl. William R. Bryant , aged 89 years, died at the home of his son, Ottie Bryant , Friday night after an illness of many weeks.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. G. Griffith , pastor , assisted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Missouri , Bryant moved his family into the old Indian Territory in 1900 and in 1905 came overland by wagon and settled in this community where he has since resided.

Surviving are five sons, Ottie, Everett and Alex Bryant, all of Blooming Grove; Sterling Bryant, Houston and Eddie Bryant, [illegible] City; 12 grandchildren and [illegible] great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were E. J. Sykes, E. T. Sykes, C. L. Gillen, Howard Collier , George Ward and Aaron Smith.

McCormicks Funeral Service in charge.

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