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Isaac Lafayette "Fate" Boyd
Jan 18, 1863 - Mar 24, 1942

ISAAC L. BOYD OF BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED ON THURSDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, March 27. —(Spl.)—Funeral services for Isaac Lafayette Boyd, aged 79 years, a native of this community, were held from the First Baptist church here Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the White Church cemetery. He died at his home here Tuesday night after a several weeks illness.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. McQuerry, Perrin, Texas, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. W. G. Griffith, pastor of the local congregation.

Surviving his wife, Mrs. Myrta Boyd, Blooming Grove; five daughters, Mrs. Elvira Herring, Mineral Wells; Mrs. Mary Freeman, Blooming; Grove; Mrs. Mildred
Dillard, Dallas; Mrs. Leon Locke Sayre, Okla.; Mrs. Lois Freeman Frost; three sons, Herbert Boyd, Graford; Wm. L. Boyd, Edna, and Jim Boyd, Canyon; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Rawson, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Virginia McKinney, Dallas; five brothers, W. T. Boyd, Neadville; R. F. Boyd, Salesville; D. L., H. B. and G. W. Boyd, all of Blooming Grove; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

Pallbearers were W. T. Freeman, T. M. Dillard, A. J. Walker, E. J. McKinney, Herbert Dillard and Floyd King, all sons-in-law and grandsons.

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Nancy Jane (Kennedy) Grimmett
Jan 10, 1865 - Apr 27, 1950

Mrs. Grimmett Dies Thursday In Fort Worth

Mrs. Nancy Jane Grimmett, 85, native of Alabama, long-time resident of Navarro county, died in Fort Worth Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Methodist church in Barry. Burial will be in the White Church cemetery near Blooming Grove.

Surviving are four sons, Joe Nelson Grimmett, James Davis Grimmett and Roy Earl Grimmett, all of Barry, and Ellis Graves Grimmett, Corsicana: four daughters, Mrs. Lula Hobbs, Grandview; Mrs. Ann Ragan, Chattfield; Mrs. Ruth Adair, Gridley, Calif., and Mrs. Mildred Lewis, Fort Worth; two brothers, Joe and Posey Kennedy, both of Alabama; two sisters, Mrs. C.E. Wilson, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Kate Hambrick, Lubbock; 41grandchildren and a number of
great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Clyde Alvie Andrews
Apr 14, 1899 - Nov 9, 1961

Clyde Andrews Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Clyde Andrews, Sr., 62, who died at his home in Elm Flat community Thursday following an extended illness, will be held Sunday at 3 p. m. from the First Baptist church in Kerens.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor, and Rev. Vernon Sydow, pastor of the Powell Baptist church. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Andrew's was a farmer. He was born in Eureka and was a member of the First Baptist church in Kerens.

Surviving are his wife of Elm Flat; a son, Clyde Andrews, Jr. Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Bob McNeeley, Kerens; and Mrs. Roger Dannelley, Mont Glair, Calif.; five grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Robert Mosley, Corsicana; three half-sisters, Mrs. P. J. Frame, Eureka; Mrs. Bill Bedford, Corsicana, and Mrs. Winston Coker, Eureka; five half-brothers, William Earl Andrews, Port Arthur; Doyle, Cecil and Ernest Andrews, all of Corsicana, and J. R. Andrews, Kerens; a step-sister, Mrs. Claude Perry, Kerens; stepmother, Mrs. Henry Perry, Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Robert Early, W. A. Hill, Andrew McClung, Loyd Quinn, W. L. Bain, Jr.; Homer Rendon, D. B. Bennett and W. J. Tekell. Inmon directs.

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Charles Fort Penney
Jan 29, 1859 - July 12, 1943

CHARLES F. PENNEY DIED HERE MONDAY; RITES ON TUESDAY

Charles F. Penney, age 84 years, died at his home on West Twelfth avenue early Monday morning.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Corley chapel with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Long Prairie cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, Rufus Penney, Kerens; J. A. Penney, Eureka; Thurman Penney. U. S. Army; Floyd Penney, Corsicana; Curtis Penney, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl McAdory, Corpus Christi; Mrs. C. G. Lewis, Corsicana; Mrs. Charles Colburn, Monahans; 17 grandchildren ; two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Rufus Penney, J. A. Penney, Thurman Penney, Floyd Penney, Curtis Penney and Charles Williams.

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Drusilla Caroline (Bollman) Sawyer
Aug 9, 1871 - Nov 16, 1961

Mrs. Sawyer Rites Saturday

Funeral rites for Mrs. D. B. Sawyer, 90, were to be held Saturday at 3:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with interment to be in the Boardtree cemetery at Union High. Officiating was to be Rev. Alex Cox, pastor, First Christian church, Corsicana, and Rev. M. C. Turpin, Mexia. 

 A native of Dorchester, Ill, Mrs. Sawyer had resided in Corsicana the past three years prior to residing in  Dawson 63 years.  She died here Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. A. Wylie.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Grady Flemister, Houston; Mrs. James Bruce, Mexia and Mrs. Minerva Miles and Mrs. Wylie, both of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Hayes, Canton; one borther, Paul Sawyer, Lubbock; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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William Andrew "Andy" Black
Jan 16, 1890 - Aug 10, 1964

W. A. Black Dies Early Monday

DAWSON, Aug. 10 (Spl.)—William Andrew Black, 74, retired farmer, died Monday morning. He was a. Baptist. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Eubanks Funeral Chapel here with burial in the Boardtree cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. G. Bell of Kaufman.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Letha Black, Dawson; six children, Mrs. V. L. Compton, Dawson; Mrs. C. E. Bell, Modesto, Calif.; James T. Black, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. H. L. Frazier, Shreveport; A. B. Black, Mexia, and Mrs. J. W. Bowlin, Shreveport; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, N. J. Black, Prairie Hill, and Elbert Black, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. D. T. Sawyer, Dawson, and Mrs. Anna Jovar, Marlow, Okla., and other relatives.

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Elizabeth Ann (Vinson) Ward
Oct 3, 1839 - Aug 12, 1928

Tribute Is Paid To Memory Beloved County Pioneer

MRS. ELIZA ANN WARD

“MY GRANDMOTHER”

This morning I sat in chapel
While voices sweet and clear
Sang a son, “The Old Wooden Rocker,”
That stirred me and brought forth tears.

So true to life was its story,
The words struck my heart with a pang,
For it seemed that it must be your rocker,
And you, about whom they sang.

In memory, I went back to childhood,
And saw you sitting in that chair,
While you turned from one side to the other,
As I combed for hours on your hair.

Sometimes I had you a great lady,
With your hair piled high on your head;
Again, I’d play you were a child
And tie your curls with a ribbon of red.
If my playing and pranks e’er worried you,
You let no hint of it be known;
You counted it my childish privilege.
To play as if you were not grown.

That playing laid a foundation
For our relations in later years;
To me, you were always a comrade
In whom I could confide without fears.


Of your showing a stern disapproval
Instead, you would smile and say,
(If what I had done did not please you)
“You know times have changed since my day.”

And thus it was with you always,
To us all you were loving and kind;
No harsh words by you were spoken
No ill thoughts or us in your mind.

Today, I stood on the threshold
Of the room that was yours on earth,
And there stood that old wooden rocker
That had stood so long by our hearth.

The old wooden rocker is empty now,
But it seems to hallow the place;
And, in fancy, as I look at it
I see, against the back, your face.

We miss you so Grandmother, dear
Since God has called you home;
He took from us our guiding star
When He whispered to you “come.”

We miss you from your chimney place,
We miss your counsel sweet,
We miss the happiness in your eyes
That would any kindness greet.

You left us at the dawn of day,
“Twas hard to see you go,
And yet we know your’re happier now
Than you could be here below.

For with you in that angel band
Are loved ones gone before;
There’s grandfather and dear auntie
And others you mourned for.

And now, dear one, as we mourn
Your spirit hovers near,
To ever love and guide us
To try our hearts to cheer.

Now as though this life we onward go
We have a purpose true
To live such pure and devout lives
That again we’ll be with you.

--MARY E. REED.

The above poem was written in memory of Grandmother, Eliza Ann Ward, whose spirit departed this life in the early morning of Aug. 12, 1928. She had been in poor health all summer and it was probably the untimely death of a devoted and deeply loved granddaughter, Mrs. Nellie Bryant, that brought on the heart attack that hastened her death. She became unconscious that night and never fully regained consciousness during the twenty-one days that she lingered here.

Grandmother was born Oct. 3, 1839 in Macoupin county, Illinois, and at the time of her death was 88 years, ten months and nine days old. Her parents were John and Jane Scroggins Vinson. She was married July 15, 1855 to John A. Ward, in Illinois. To this union eight children were born, one of whom, Mrs. Mollie Sawyer, preceded her in death. Grandfather Ward passed away in 1909. Surviving her are the following children: Miss Sarah J. Ward, Kerens; Mrs. Minnie Sawyer, Dawson; Mrs. Lorie Lewis, Kerens; J. G. Ward, Dawson; John Ward, Fort Worth; W. R. Ward, Corsicana, and D. Ward, Olustee, Okla. There also survive two nieces, Mrs. Lillie A. Sawyer, Dawson. And Mrs. Jennie Powers, Moark, Ark., besides numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Everyone loved Grandmother and because of that words are powerless to pay tribute to her. Just to know her was to love her and she numbered her friends by her acquaintances. She and her family moved to Texas in 1895 and except for the first two years of that time she has lived in Navarro county, having made her home for the last few years with her daughter, Mrs. Lewis at Kerens.

She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in Board Tree cemetery, near Rodney. A mound of lovely floral offerings paid silent tribute to the love and esteem in which she was held.

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AGED WOMAN DIED NEAR KERENS; WAS BURIED AT DAWSON

KERENS, Aug. 16.—(Spl)—Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Ward, aged 88 years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Lewis in the Elm Flat community, near here, Sunday morning at 4:40 o'clock from infirmities of old age.  Her body was taken overland to Boardtree, near Dawson, where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Burial was in the Boardtree cemetery. Rev. Mr. Hines of Corsicana conducted the services.

Surviving Mrs. Ward are four sons, John H. Ward, Fort Worth;  Willie Ward, Corsicana; B. Ward and John Ward, Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. L. Lewis, Kerens; Mrs. D. D. Sawyer, Dawson and Miss Sallle Ward, Kerens.

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Jonathan G. Ward
July 4, 1865 - Nov 1, 1943

J. H. Ward Buried Broadtree Cemetery

Funeral services for J. H. Ward, age 78 years, who died at his home here Monday morning were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Burial was in the Boardtree cemetery. Rev. O. S. Heliums, conducted the rites.  Surviving are four daughters, two sons and other relatives.

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Daniel Benton Sawyer
Sep 6, 1866 - Mar 5, 1929

PROMINENT RODNEY RESIDENT BURIED THERE WEDNESDAY

DAWSON, March 8—-Daniel B. Sawyer, 62, well-known resident of the Rodney community, died in Waco Tuesday evening with pneumonia and the body was brought to Rodney where the funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon and interment made in the Boardtree cemetery.

Mr. Sawyer was born in Illinois, but came to Texas 33 years ago, settling in the Rodney community where he has made his home since.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Ellen Cantrell, Waco; Mrs. Fannie B. Wylie, Mrs. Minerva Miles and Miss Maggie Sawyer, all of Rodney; one brother, S. T. Sawyer, Dorchester, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Lilla A. Sawyer, Rodney.

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Edward E. Sawyer
May 18, 1858 - July 16, 1917

E.E. Sawyer, an old and highly esteemed citizen of the Rodney community, died Monday night at 11 o'clock, and was buried in the Boardtree cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, tho Odd Fellows having charge of the burial. Mr. Sawyer was 50 years old and is survived by five grown children, his wife having died some four or five years ago. His death was quite a shock to many, as he was up and about Saturday, but Saturday night took suddenly ill and grew worse until death. He was a good man and has a host of friends who are grieved to learn of his death.  Dawson Herald.

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Hazel Inez Sawyer
Apr 2, 1908 - July 24, 1951

Miss Sawyer Dies

DAWSON, July 24—(Spl)—Miss Inez Sawyer, 43, died at the Twilight Home in Corsicana early Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday from the Dawson Church of Christ. Burial will be held in the Board Tree cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Corsicana.

Surviving are three brothers, Charlie and Paul Sawyer, both of Dawson, and Bruce Sawyer, Mexia.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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Columbus D. "Lum" Carter
Oct 18, 1866 - July 22, 1951

Lum Carter Is Buried Tuesday

DAWSON, July 24—(Spl)—C. D. (Lum) Carter, 83, pioneer resident of the Rodney community, died Sunday.

Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Tuesday from the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the Board Tree cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. F.O. Garner.

Carter was a native of Freestone county.

Surviving are two sons, A. E. Carter, Dawson, and Virgil Carter, Coolidge; two daughters, Mrs. J.M. Long, Waco, and Mrs. Aubry Walker, Mexia; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, J. E. Carter, Amarillo; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie McReynolds, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Minnie Cocrum, California, and Mrs. Roxie Kee, Beaumont, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Jesse Holiday Sawyer
Sep 25, 1858 - July 4, 1927

LEADING FARMER WESTERN NAVARRO BURIED WEDNESDAY

Jesse H. Sawyer died at his home at Rodney Monday, July 4, at 11:45 o'clock p. m., after an illness of several months. Everything that skilled physicians and loved ones and friends could do to prolong his life was done, but to no avail, as death claimed him. It had been known for several weeks by those familiar with his condition that he must soon pass away.

Uncle Jesse, as he was familiarly known, was a leader in his community, always for the higher and nobler things of life, as well as decidedly against wrong or anything that he thought might lead to wrong. He gave due consideration to any question, and while he always held himself open to conviction he formed his beliefs and was true to them. He was friendly and always jovial with his fellowman and possessed the friendship and admiration of many people throughout this section. Uncle Jesse has lived such a life that causes his passing away to not only be keenly felt in the family circle, but by this entire vicinity as well.

The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Rodney church, conducted by Rev. G. W. Bounds of Wortham and Rev. T.G. Story of this place, after which burial took place in the Board Tree cemetery.

J.H. (Uncle Jesse) Sawyer was born in Dorchester, Ill., in the year 1858. In 1876 he was married to Miss Fannie Wayne of Dorchester. This wife died in 1899 and later he was married to Miss Mary McGilvary also of Dorchester. To the first union seven children were born, but not any to the second union.

At the age of 16 years he joined the Christian Church, but later  joined the Methodist, in which faith he has lived for the past 35 years. He was a loyal, active
church worker until the end.

In about 1890 he came to Texas bringing his family and settling near Rodney where he has since resided.

He is survived by his wife; 3 daughters: Mrs. D. C. Brewster and Mrs. H. A. Wilder of Paducah, Mrs. I. H..Jordan of Rodney; 4 sons, S. W. Sawyer of Beaumont, W. A. Sawyer of Cooledge, J. B. Sawyer of Dawson and M. O. Sawyer of Rodney; 1 sister, Mrs. Llllie A. Sawyer of Rochester, Ill.; a number of grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Dawson Herald.

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Silas Wayne Sawyer
July 6, 1895 - Feb 18, 1952

Rites Wednesday For S. W. Sawyer

Funeral services for S. W. Sawyer, 58, killed in a truck-taxicab collision in Houston Monday, were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Union High Baptist church. He owned and operated a taxicab company in Houston and formerly was a Mexia resident.

Surviving are his wife, Houston; a son, Dorman Sawyer, Mexia; and two daughters, Mrs. Del Tackett, Athens, and Mrs. Pete Adams, Dawson.

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Bronnie Woodard
Jan 1, 1884 - Jul 24, 1951

B. Woodard Dies Tuesday Morning

B. Woodard, 67, of Purdon, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday morning. Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are three brothers, H. C. and Clint Woodard, both of Purdon, and Jim Woodard, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Johnson and Miss Myrtle Woodard, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Roxie Ivie, Purdon, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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B. Woodard Rites Held At Purdon

Funeral rites for B. Woodard, 67, Purdon resident, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday, were held from the First Baptist church at Purdon at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor, and Rev. Lester Roloff, Baptist evangelist, conducting a revival at Dawson. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are three brothers, H. C. and Clint Woodard, both of Purdon, and Jim Woodard, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Johnson and Miss Myrtle Woodard, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Roxie Ivie, Purdon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harold and Ralph Woodard, Roneal and Phil Beck, Billie and Bronnie McNabb.

Corley Directed.

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Sam Jones Warrington
Jul 14, 1886 - Jul 30, 1944

S. J. WARRINGTON DIED HERE SUNDAY; BURIAL AT DRESDEN

Sam Jones Warrington age 58 years, 112 Kerr avenue, died here Sunday morning. Funeral arrangements are not complete but will be held sometime Tuesday from the Corley chapel with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, Lowell A. Warrington, U. S. Army; J. Robert Warrington, U. S. Army; Sam L. Warrington, U. S. Navy, S.J. Warrington, U.S. Navy; Wayne Warrington, Corsicana; three daughters, Jewell Warrington, Mary Ann Warrington, Wanda Warrington, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. A.D. Dorman, Myrtle Miss, and other relatives.

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James T. "Jim" Watkins
Jan 25, 1883 - May 10, 1960

J.T. Watkins Services Held

Funeral services for James T. Watkins, 76, were to be held Thursday at 3:30 p. m. at the Barry Baptist church with Rev. Marshall Strother, pastor, conducting the final rites. Interment will be in Dresden Cemetery.

A native of Alabama, Mr. Watkins was a long-time resident of Barry. He was a retired farmer. Death came Tuesday afternoon at Memorial hospital.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rosa Watkins, Barry; one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Threet Corsicana; three sons, Leonard Watkins, Barry; T. D. Watkins, Ennis, and William Watkins, Amarillo; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Ingram, Barry, and Mrs. Bonnie Farrell, Barry; two brothers, Mack Watkins, Barry, and Bob Watkins, Emhouse.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

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Leonard Allen Watkins
Nov 29, 1915 - Oct 20, 1963

L. A. Watkins Rites Monday 

Funeral services for Leonard A. Watkins, 47, World War II veteran, whose charred body was removed from his burning home Saturday at 4:30 a.m., were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Barry.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Hugh Summers, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Watkins lived alone. Firemen from Blooming Grove and Corsicana answered the call and removed Watkins' body before the house was finally destroyed. Judge J. J. Sheppard, Frost justice of the peace, conducted an investigation and returned a coroner's verdict of "death from accidental burning."

Surviving are a son, Billy Don Watkins; a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Melton; a brother, T. D. Watkins ; a sister, Mrs. Alton Threet and mother, Mrs, Rosie Watkins all of Corsicana, and three grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Mary Martha Watkins
Oct 9, 1939 - Dec 24, 1951

Services Tuesday For Mary Watkins

Funeral services for Mary Watkins, 12, who died at the Navarro Clinic early Monday, were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday from the North Side Baptist church. She had been ill only a few days.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Watklns; two brothers, Gene and Johnnie Watkins; two sisters, Joy Lee and Helen Gayle Watkins, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Watkins, Barry, and Mrs. B. F. Mills, Mart, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bob Phinney, Ernest Cook, Willie Cook, Arthur McNeel, Banks Lyon, George McCafferty, Clyde Stubbs and Fred Kessinger.

Griffin directed.

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Ollie Lee Watkins
Mar 29, 1904 - Feb 8, 1975

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Northside Baptist Church for Ollie Watkins, 70, who died at Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.

Rev. David Hale will officiate with burial at the Dresden Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

He was a retired barber and a member of the Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. O. L. Watkins and two daughters, Miss Joy Watkins and Mrs. Bill Burleson, all of Corsicana; two sons, Gene Watkins and John Watkins of Odessa; four brothers, George Watkins, Charlie Watkins, and William Watkins, all of Corsicana and Jesse Watkins of Iran; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Griffin of Waco; Mrs. Thelma Freeman of Houston and Mrs. Lena Johnson of Athens; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be deacons of the Northside Baptist Church.

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Willie Lee Watkins
May 22, 1883 - Sep 4, 1942

WILLIE L. WATKINS DIED AT BARRY; RITES HELD ON SATURDAY

Willie Lee Watkins, aged 59 years, died at his home in Barry Friday. Funeral rites were held at Dresden Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Bell. A native of Alabama, he had resided in the Barry vicinity for 50 years.

Surviving are five sons, Boss Watkins, Dallas; Newman, Hubert and Grady Watkins, all of Barry and Mark Watkins, California; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Claxton, Dallas, and Mrs. Imogene Boyd, Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. Laura M. Watkins, Barry; three brothers, Mack, Bob and Jim Watkins, all of Barry; two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Ingraham, Emhouse, and Mrs. Will Farrell, Dodson, Texas, and a number of grandchildren.

Corley is in charge.

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Victor Lloyd Watts
Jun 22, 1942 - Jul 11, 1977

Victor Watts

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Victor Lloyd Watts, 35, resident of Balch Springs and native of Corsicana, who died Monday following a fall from a scaffolding in Dallas while on the job.

He was an electrician for the Dallas Power and Light Company. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Balch Springs, two sons, Johnny Watts and Bobby Watts both of Balch Springs; his mother and step-father, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Sandlin of Corsicana ; his father, Ozelle Watts of Corsicana; his grandmother, Mrs. Betty Sandlin of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Billie Friedrick of Fort Worth, Mrs. Bud Abbie of Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Stan Marshall of Houston; and a step-brother, Son Watts of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Merle Price, Bill Riggs, Don Hood, Pat Larue, Robert Little, Walter Smith, and Kenneth Tackett.

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Lydia Elizabeth Welch
Sep 19, 1898 - Jan 3, 1944

Miss Lydia Welch Of Blooming Grove Buried at Dresden

Funeral rites for Miss Lydia Welch aged 45 who died at Blooming Grove Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, Eddie A. Welch, McKinney, and Leo R. Welch, Corsicana; two sisters Mrs. Mattie Smith, Blooming Grove and Mrs. W. D. Cheek, Barry.

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Lydia Elizabeth Welch

Funeral Rites Held For Miss Lydia Welch

Funeral rites for Miss Lydia Welch, aged 45 years, who passed away Monday morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mattie Smith, were held at the Methodist Church in Dresden, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church, conducting the rites.

Miss Lydia was born and reared in the Dresden Community and was a member of the Dresden Methodist Church.

She is survived by two brothers, Eddie A. Welch of McKinney and Lee R. Welch of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Smith of Blooming Grove and Mrs. W. D. Cheek of Barry.

Burial was made in the Dresden cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 7, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James Arthur Wells
Sep 6, 1916 - Jan 3, 1973

James Arthur Wells, 56, of Torrance, Calif, died Wednesday in Torrance.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Wells was a sales manager for a commercial refrigeration firm and a member of the Baptist Church. A native of Bristol, Tenn., he had lived in Torrance for the past 20 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. James Wells of Torrance; five sons, Maj. Joseph E. Wells of Louisiana, Tony Wells of Hemet, Calif., Edward Hester of Corsicana, Capt. Dean Hester of Germany, and Luther B. Hester of Russellville, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Miller, Duarte, Calif., and Mrs. Carmeleta Ackley of Nashville, Tenn.

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Arthur Woodard
Jan 4, 1889 - Oct 8, 1975

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ray Crowder Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth for Arthur Woodard, 86, resident of Fort Worth, who died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in the Dresden Cemetery. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Purdon, lived in Fort Worth 12 years and was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include two sons, W.H. (Bill) Woodard of Alvin and Bual Woodard of Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Sasser of Fort Worth and Mrs. Fay Dorton of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Woodard of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

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Martha Jane Elizabeth "Mattie" (Bowen) Vest
Jul 16, 1856 - Jun 15, 1932

Dawson Woman Dies

DAWSON, June 17.—Mrs. Mattie Vest, aged 53 years, died at the home of her son three miles north of Dawson Wednesday afternoon and burial took place in Dresden cemetery Thursday afternoon.

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A. J. White
Feb 25, 1864 - Dec 21, 1925

EMHOUSE MAN DIES SUDDENLY; FATHER OF TEN CHILDREN

Special to the Sun.

Emhouse, Texas, Dec. 28. — A. J. White, aged sixty-one yours, died Monday, Dec. 21,  at 6:30 p.m.  Mr. White died suddenly of heart failure at his home here. The doctor had just administered medicine and gone home when Mr. White was seized with a severe attack; the doctor was summoned again but he expired before he could reach him again.

Mr. White is survived by his wife and ten children, seven girls and three boys. Two of the girls are at home. Alpha and Ova.
Funeral arrangements had not yet been learned.

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Special to the Sun.
Emhouse, Texas, Dec. 23—It is with a feeling of deep sadness and regret that we report the death of Mr. A. J. White, our local blacksmith. He died suddenly on Monday night of heart trouble. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and eleven children, only two of whom remain at home. The funeral services were held in the M. P. church at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

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Lloyd Eugene White
Mar 16, 1927 - Jul 19, 1972

BLOOMING GROVE — Graveside services were scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at the Dresden cemetery in Blooming Grove for L.E. (Gene) White, 45, of Corpus Christi, who died Wednesday in a Corpus Christi hospital after a long illness.

McCormick Funeral Home was to handle the services.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. L. E. White of Corpus Christi; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.L. White of Taylor; and a sister Mrs. Richard Belz of Port Lavaca.

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Rodney Whitener
Feb 18, 1963 - Feb 18, 1963

Dresden Rites Wednesday for Whitener Baby

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Whitener of Meadow, Texas, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the
Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by E. P. Gardner, pastor of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ.

The mother is the former Frances Moore of the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Rocky, Meadow; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Moore, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Elsie Whitener, Dresden, and other relatives.

McCormlck Funeral Service directed.

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Jacob C. "Jake" Whiteside
Jan 10, 1877 - Jan 13, 1944

JAKE C. WHITESIDE  DIED ON TUESDAY MORNING AT DRESDEN

BLOOMING GROVE. June 13- (Spl.) Jake C. Whiteside, age 67, died at his home in the Dresden community Tuesday morning. Funeral services are pending the arrival of a son who is stationed at Camp Carson. Colo, but probably will be held Friday. Interment will be at the Dresden cemetery.

A native of Tennessee he had been a prominent farmer in the Dresden community for many  years.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Miss Bessie Whiteside, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Millard Fox,  Ft. Worth; Mrs. Herman Hitt, Blooming Grove; two sons, Carl Whiteside, Corsicana; Pfc. Douglas Whiteside, Camp Carson, Colo., and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will have charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. C. WHITESIDE WERE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Jake C. Whiteside, age 67 years, who died at his home in the Dresden community Tuesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon. Interment was in Dresden cemetery.  A native of Tennessee he had been a prominent farmer in the Dresden community for many years.  Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Whiteside, Blooming Grove, Mrs. Millard Fox, Ft. Worth; Mrs. Herman Hitt, Blooming Grove; two sons, Carl Whiteside, Corsicana; Pfc. Douglas Whiteside, Camp Carson, Colo., and other relatives.  McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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Sarah Anne "Annie" (Coe) Whiteside
Mar 28, 1881 - Nov 2, 1973

Mrs. Whiteside

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. C. Whiteside, 92, who died Friday at her home, 919 West 17th Ave. The Rev. Roy Davis and the Rev. H. L. Ozmer, Methodist ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

A resident of Corsicana for 29 years, she was born March 28, 1881 in Bradley County, Tenn., and was married to J. C. (Jake) Whiteside on Feb. 28, 1899. He died June 13,1944. She had lived most of her married life in Navarro County.

Survivors include one son, Doug Whiteside, Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Bessie Whiteside and Mrs. Edith Hitt, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Velma Fox of Springtown, Texas; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Homer Coe and Walter Coe, both of Porterville,
Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Marie Ratliff of Corsicana; and one half-sister, Mrs. Bessie Gibson of Cleveland, Tenn.

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Mollie Delia (Tadlock) Whittenburg
Mar 11, 1901 - Apr 13, 1973

Mrs.Whittenburg

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Purdon for Mrs. Mollie D. Whittenburg, 72, of Purdon who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Harvey Whittenburg and Rev. Jon Moore will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

She was a native of Dawson and had lived in Purdon most of her life. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. F. L. Jones of Nederland, Tex; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. W. R. Whittenburg of Purdon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Miss Ethel Tadlock of Corsicana and Mrs. Ralph Swanzey of Weslaco Tex.

Pallbearers include Kelly Ward, Homer Adkins, C. E. Thomas, Walter Stevenson, Joe Fowler, and Toby Reed.

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Louella (Molder) Wight
1850 - Nov 13, 1917

WILL BE BURIED AT DRESDEN

Former Resident Of This County Dies Suddenly

Mrs. Lou Wight, widow of the late Dr. Wight who formerly resided at Purdon, died suddenly yesterday at her home in Roxton, Lamar County, and the remains will arrive here tonight over the Houston and Texas Central and will be taken to the home of R. A. Cardwell and the funeral will occur from there at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, with interment at Dresden.

The deceased was a sister of S. W. Molder of Corsicana and an aunt of Mrs. Walter Hurgess and of Mrs. R. A. Caldwell.

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Alberta E "Byrd" (Whorton) Wilkinson
Mar 7, 1878 - May 15, 1919

DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Wife of Dr. Arthur Wilkinson Passes Away

Mrs. Bird Whorton Wilkinson, wife of Dr. Arthur Wilkinson of Blooming Grove, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J T. Whorton also of the Grove, died here last night after a long illness during, which one of her lower limbs was amputated some weeks ago. The deceased was thirty-five years of age, and is survived by her husband and a little daughter five years of age, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Whorton; four brothers, Luther Whorton of Kerens; Edgar Whorton of Marlin; Homer Whorton of the Grove; and Will Whorton of Albany.

The funeral took place in the Grove this afternoon and was largely attended.

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Dr. James Arthur " J.A." Wilkinson
1879 - May 24, 1929

PROMINENT DOCTOR OF BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED SUNDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, May 27.— (Sl)—Dr. J. Arthur Wilkinson, age fifty years, died at his home here Saturday afternoon at three o'clock and funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Baptist Church with burial in Dresden Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Jones assisted by Rev. T. G. Story. The Masons had charge of the service at the grave.

Mr. Wilkinson was born at Raleigh in 1879 and has been a resident of this county all of his life.

He is survived by his wife, three children, Miss Sue Wilkinson, J. Arthur Wilkinson and a small baby daughter; two brothers, J.B. Wilkinson, Abilene; W. W. Wilkinson, Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. J. M. Moore, Hubbard; a half brother, C. N. Wilkinson, Longview; a half sister, Mrs. Lee Lowe, Blooming Grove and his step-mother, Mrs. I. N. Wilkinson, Blooming Grove.

Dr. Wilkinson served in the world war and held the rank of captain in the medical corps. He was a graduate of Tulane university.

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Loys Marvin Tipping, Sr.
Sep 29, 1901 - Jan 1, 1944

Former Navarro County Resident Dies at Luling
Funeral services for Loys Tipping, 42, who died in Luling, were held at Blooming Grove Monday afternoon. He resided at Blooming
Grove and Mildred before moving to Luling seven years ago.

Surviving are his wife, five children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Tipping, Blooming Grove; four brothers, W. P., G. C. , and W. J. Tipping, all of Mildred, and Eldon G. Tipping, P. S. Army; Mrs. Denn Barrison, Blooming Grove.

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Funeral Services For Loys Tipping Held Monday

Funeral services for Loys Tipping who died at Luling, Saturday, January 1, were held at the Blooming Grove Methodist church, Monday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. W. S. Fisher conducted the rites.

Mr. Tipping was born near Barry, August 29, 1901, and was married to Miss Lula Calhoun, September 17, 1921. To this union six children were born, one of whom preceded his father in death in February, 1931.

Loys and his family lived in the Blooming Grove and Mildred communities until seven years ago when they moved to Luling where they have resided since that time.

Loys united with the Christian Church at Blooming Grove at the age of 16, and his membership remained here for these twenty-six years.

He is survived by his wife, 5 children: Delma Lenair (now at sea with the U. S. Navy), Wanda, Wilma Jean, Harold, and L. M. Jr.; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Tipping of Blooming Grove; one sister, Mrs. Denn Garrison, of Blooming Grove; four brothers, W. O. Tipping, G. C. Tipping, W. J. Tipping, all of Mildred, Texas, and Eldon G. Tipping in the U. S. Army at Camp Adair, Oregon; and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

Burial was made at the Rose Hill Cemetery, with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 7, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Alice "Alie" (Barnett) Warren
Feb 23, 1880 - May 26, 1929

Blooming Grove Woman Is Buried

BLOOMING GROVE, May 27, - (Sl) - Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at two o'clock for Mrs. Claude Warren, 45, who died Sunday afternoon at Hillsboro.  Surviving are her husband and three children.

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Ann (Edrington) Betts
Jan 8, 1935 - Sept 17, 2010

Sept. 17, 2010.

Ann was born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Corsicana, where she also grew up and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1953.

Most notably, Ann dedicated her life to God at a young age and remained a faithful and productive Christian woman all of her life.

On Oct. 4, 1953, Ann married Paul M. Betts, and began what would become nearly 57 years of a most remarkable and exemplary marriage.

Ann is remembered for her selflessness. She simply put those she loved first all of the time. She was a devoted wife, mother, mother in law, grandmother, sister, friend, and above all woman of God. She exemplified style, grace, and conviction. Her wisdom, given freely to those she loved, flowed from her intelligence, integrity and Godly character.

Ann is survived by her husband Paul; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Leah Betts; grandsons, Blake and Ross Betts; sisters, Linda Kilpatric, and Tommie Works; cousins, Paul Dresser Jr., Steven Daniel, Terry Evans, and David Daniel Jr.; she is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends whom she loved dearly.

Although Ann has passed from this life into the arms of God, she leaves us a rich legacy of love, compassion, godliness, and unwavering faith. We share her faith that we will meet again.

A private memorial is to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ann may be made to one of Ann’s favorite charities Sunny Glen Children’s Home by visiting www.sunnyglen.org.

To share your memories of Ann with her family, please visit www.annbetts.com.

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Roscoe Owen English Jr.
Sep 8, 1916 - Feb 9, 2011

Roscoe Owen English Jr., 94, passed away Feb. 9, 2011, at the Clyde W. Cosper Veterans Home in Bonham.

He was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Frost, to Roscoe and Lizzy English. Roscoe was one of eight children. He served in the US Army in World War II with the 772nd Tank Battalion in the Rhineland Campaign of Germany. He worked for the railroad, gas company, mobile oil, and also was a civil service worker at Sheppard Air Force Base where he retired.

Roscoe was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Burkburnett. He also farmed while he maintained his job at the Air Force Base. He loved gardening, fishing, cooking, and playing practical jokes whenever he could. He loved to tell his stories to whoever might listen. He has many friends he kept up with from all over the country. Roscoe always took care of his family and helped those who needed it.

Survivors include his younger sister, Mary; two daughters, Sandra Ybarra of Frost, and Eunice Baker of Wills Point; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; he is also survived by five great great grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.

Per his wishes his body was donated to the study of medical science.

Roe you will be dearly missed.

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Audrey (Brown) Andrews
d. Feb 17, 2011
 

Audrey Brown Andrews, 68, resident of Dallas, born in Chatfield, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Dallas Methodist Hospital. Graveside services were held at the Chatfield Cemetery, in Chatifield, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.



Judith Ellen Wallace, 63, of Navarro Mills, passed away Feb. 17, 2011. Memorial services are pending.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Wilma (Hooper) Frank
Dec 10, 1929 - Feb 14, 2011

Wilma Hooper Frank

Wilma Hooper Frank, 81, of Corsicana, left her worldly home for her heavenly home on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2011.

She was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Alabama Creek, to James Sherman Hooper and Lottie Perkins Hooper.

Wilma was preceded in death by husband, Robert Louis Frank Sr.; parents, James Sherman Hooper and Lottie Perkins Hooper; and Brothers J.L. Hooper, Frank Hooper, and James Edward Hooper.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Louis Frank Jr., and Brian Chaney; two daughters, Judy Frank Blue and Cynthia Rowell; brother, Burl Thomas Hooper and wife Alice Hooper of Westlake, La.; sisters, Margaret Smith of Apple Springs, and Betty Ruth Greenup of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Rose Hooper and Freda Hooper; granddaughter, Jodi Blue Brown and husband Johnnie Wayne Brown Jr.; great grandchildren, Chase Dean Kuykendall, Aimee Leigh Kuykendall, Erik Randall Wiley, Stacey Elaine Wiley, Justin Wayne Brown, and Jarret Lavoid Brown; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and great great nieces, and great great-nephews, who loved her dearly.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at the Wheeler Cemetery, in Wakefield, with the Rev. Terry P. Hearn officiating. Pallbearers include nephews and great nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Chase Kuykendall, and Erik Wiley.

Arrangements by Corrigan Funeral Home, Corrigan.

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Bobby Ray Whistler
Aug 16, 1934 - Feb 17, 2011

Bobby Ray Whistler, 76, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at his home in Corsicana.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1934, in Corsicana to parents, A.J. and Edith Whistler.

Bobby was a resident of Corsicana for 32 years before moving to Clute in 1966. He retired from Dow Chemical Company in 1993 after 27 years of serving in organic, solvents, and polycarbonate research departments. His name was listed on research patents while employed by the Dow Company. After his retirement, Bobby moved back to his hometown of Corsicana in 1998. His hobbies were motorcycle riding and model airplane construction. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1952. He attended Navarro Junior College and The University of Texas at Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A. J. and Edith Whistler; Sister, Betty Jo Whistler; Brothers, Gary Allen and Alvie Lee Whistler; paternal grandparents, Jim and Modena Whistler; and maternal grandparents, Rufus and Hautie Wigley.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Whistler of Corsicana; Son, Tony Whistler of Conroe; daughter, Terri Lee of Fredericksburg; step-sons, Mark Campbell of Lake Jackson, and Stephen Campbell of Richwood; step-daughter, Linda Tannos of League City; 14 grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Whistler of Garland; Sisters, Peggy Brown of Ft. Worth, and Judy Sykes of Barry; he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby E. McCollum and the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stephen Campbell, Mark Campbell, Alan Lee, Jeffery Whistler, Loyd Campbell, and Robert Campbell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Cook and Don Murray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, 5201 W. Hwy. 31, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana

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James H. Glenn Sr.
Aug 24, 1919 - Feb 14, 2011

February 15, 2011
James H. Glenn Sr.

Anonymous Corsicana Daily Sun The Corsicana Daily Sun Tue Feb 15, 2011, 09:39 PM CST

Services for James H. Glenn Sr., 91, of Athens, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Andy Glenn and Lavelle Layfield officiating.

Burial with veterans honors will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Mr. Glenn died Feb. 14, 2011, in Corsicana.

He was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Big Sandy to the late George Washington and Nannie Kennedy Glenn. Following graduation from Big Sandy High School, James earned an Associates Degree from Henderson County Junior College. He worked for the federal program known as Works Progress Administration that built Tyler State Park.

He was soon drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in North Africa. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Lone Star Gas Company serving a 25-year tenure, with assignments in Athens, Canton, Gainesville, Mesquite, Lancaster, Kerrville and Walters, Okla. He retired to Athens in 197 1, where he was an active member of Disabled American Veterans.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Glenn, in 2000; grandson, Chad Glenn; brothers, Walter Ray Glenn, George W. Glenn Jr.; sisters, Kathleen Moody, Audi Mae Liles, Rosalie Hill, Lila Pearl Head and Lorene Glenn.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Glenn and wife Janis of Kerens; daughter, Jenny Hoover of Pompano Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Andy Glenn and wife Sarah of San Antonio, Tony Glenn of Sherman, Carrie DeAngelo of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Granville Lee Hills, Y.A. Hill, Robert Hill, Joe Glenn, Charles Glenn and Billy Glenn.

Honorary pallbearers are Fred Marsh, Sonny Marsh and Eddie Marsh.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the funeral home.

If desired, memorials may be made to Kerens Church of Christ.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

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Marguerite Walker
Apr 25, 1916 - Feb 13, 2011

Anonymous Corsicana Daily Sun The Corsicana Daily Sun Tue Feb 15, 2011, 09:38 PM CST

Mrs. Marguerite Walker, 94, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, after an accident at home.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Lynn Malloy and son-in-law William Malloy; granddaughters, Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Sutton and Ms. Patricia Jean Bessolo; and her great grandchildren, Marc Christopher Sutton USMC, and Katherine Michelle Sutton. Other relatives include Eugene Jackson and Sharon Shields; Tom E. McNamara; and many nieces and nephews as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Marguerite was an active member of First United Methodist Church, her local book club, and the Athenaeum Club.

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Mary (Percival) Hale
Sept. 21, 1946 - Feb 12, 2011

Mary Hale, of Bedford passed away Feb. 12, 2011, at Vista Ridge Nursing Center, after a long fight against Alzheimer's disease.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1946, in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 1984 from Texas State University. She spent many years of her career working for Sprint as well as selling real estate.

Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Sidney Percival; cousin, Fred Hashop; and grandson, Andrew Leighton Hale.

Survivors include her children, Ronald Hale and wife Stacy, and Emily Randolph and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Lauren Hale and Ryan Randolph; sister, Rose and her children, Wendy and Jeremy; aunt, Evelene Hashop and husband Louis; she is also survived by cousins, Terry, Steve, Rick, and Shawn Hashop.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Rice Cemetery, Rice.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org or 1-800-272-3900.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Chester Ray Love
Apr 15, 1939 - Feb 10, 2011

Corsicana — Chester Ray Love, 71, of Frost, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Visitation will be Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. October Thomas and the Rev. Joseph Shilloh officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.   Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Survived by his wife LeLar Love

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Chester Ray Love, 71, of Frost passed away Thursday February 10, 2011. He was born April 15, 1939 in Frost to Tommy Love and Mary Greer Love

He is survived by his wife, LeLar Crayton Love of Frost; sons Derrick Crayton of Frost, Sherman Crayton and wife Amy of Frost and Melvin Brown of Frost; daughter Christene Brown of Frost; brother Lorenzo Greer, sister Corine Greer; grandchildren Kenya Brown and Alexandra Crayton of Frost; Britinany Crayton of Corsicana, Tyler Crayton of Frost and Derrick Crayton Jr of Taylor and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 1 - 5 PM at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be Sunday, February 14, 2011 at Frost Baptist Church with Rev. October Thomas and Rev. Joseph Shilloh officiating.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o LeLar Brown-Crayton-Love s/o Tommy Love and Mary Esther (Morris) Greer-Love buried at Brushie Prairie Cemetery

Judith Wallace
Sep 27, 1947 - Feb 17, 2011

Judith Ellen Wallace, 63, of Navarro Mills passed away February 17, 2011 at her residence. She was born September 27, 1947 in San Diego to Nello and Alma Giddens.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Wallace of Navarro Mills; children, Cheryl Harris and husband Mike of Bedford, Tammy Wallace of Navarro Mills, James Wallace of Bedford and Brad Wallace of Palestine and 6 grandchildren.


John David Wilson
Mar 30, 1934 - Feb 8, 2011

John David Wilson, 76, of Kerens passed away February 8, 2011. He was born March 30, 1934 in Corsicana to Henry S. Wilson and Mammie Louise Martin Wilson.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Wilson of Kerens; daughter, Marilynn Wilson of Arp; brother, James Wilson of Corsicana; sister, Mary Lou Paul of Corsicana; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by sons David L. Wilson Sr. and Douglass R. Wilson.

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Thomas Kenneth Logan
July 29, 1929 - Feb 11, 2011

Kenneth Logan, 81, of Frost, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in Waco.

He was born July 30, 1929, in Waco, to Joe Logan and Mary Myrick Logan. Mr. Logan was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Frost. He owned and operated Logan Insurance of Frost for 50 years and was a farmer in Mertens.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Logan.

Survivors include his daughters, Kim Perkins and husband Devon of Irene, and Lindy Lake and husband Johnny of Corsicana; grandchildren, John Perkins and wife Amanda, Laura Swilley and husband Tyler, Katie Perkins, Logan Sachtleben and wife Abby, and Kyle Miers; he is also survived by great grandchildren, Brandon and Riley.

Visitation was Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Goodnight and the Rev. Gene Baker officiating. Pallbearers will be Logan Sachtleben, Kyle Miers, Ronald Elmore, Kenneth Hasten, Robbie Mayse, and Ronald Lynch. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery in Mertens.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Thomas Kenneth Logan, BBA '50, MS '52, of Frost, Texas, passed away Feb. 11. He was 81. Logan owned and operated Logan Insurance of Frost for 50 years and was a farmer in Mertens

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Jimmy Edd Driver
Nov 11, 1946 - Feb 9, 2011

Jimmy Edd Driver, 64, of Corsicana, passed away Feb. 9, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born Nov. 11, 1946, in Hester Grove, a community near Corsicana. Jimmy graduated from G.W. Jackson High School in 1966. He was a football star, he loved sports and was a good at playing all of them. After he graduated he received a scholarship to Navarro Jr. College to play football, after Navarro he attend North Texas State University on another football scholarship. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army for two years and he served in the Vietnam War. He received honorable discharge. He worked for Wolf Brand Chili for over 16 years and he later worked for True Value Company. He later became self employed and owner of the East Side Barber Shop.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Annie Driver; Son, Jimmy Edd Driver Jr.; brothers, Herman Driver Jr., and Joe Wayne Driver; and sisters, Bertha Ann Driver and Doris Jean Driver.

Survivors include two daughters, Shelly Driver Robinson of Cedar Hill, and Jala Driver of Corsicana; two brothers, Roger Q. Driver and wife Rhonda of Beaumont, and Larry Driver of Corsicana; two sisters, Dica Weaver and husband Roland of Dallas, and Rosie Kelly of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Starr and Skylar Robinson of Dallas; special niece, Jan Driver Merida and husband David; special nephews, Bryan and Adam; first cousin, Cathy Moore; numerous nieces and nephews; aunts, Rosie Madkin, Evelyn Richie, and Bee Cubit, all of Fort Worth; a very special friend, Joe Ann Bradley; best friend, James "Wimpy" Baptist; he is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from Noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at. Mount Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alfred Cox officiating and Eld. Charles Washington as eulogist. Interment will be at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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Joseph Betts Sr.
Mar 31, 1924 - Feb 9, 2011

Joseph Betts Sr., 86, of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born on March 31, 1924, in Freestone County to Jim and Minnie Betts. Joseph married Earlene Thomas on Feb. 1, 1947, and to this union 11 children were born, Joseph Jr., Darlene, Everlene, Margrett, Pearlie, Jorene, Annett, David , Ricky Dale, Rachel, and Timmy Betts. Joseph moved his family to Corsicana in 1951. He was a farmer, carpenter, and coon hunter. Joseph loved his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Betts Jr.; eight brothers, Norman, J.W., Robert, Tas Sr., Earnest Sr., and Jimmie Betts, Clifton and A.J. Coleman; and one sister, Minnie Cloud.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Earlene Thomas Betts; three sons, David Earl, Ricky Dale and wife Lorna, and Timmy Betts and wife Tara of Corsicana; seven daughters, Darlene Jackson and husband Harold, Pearlie and husband Wayne, Annett Chapple and husband Albert, Rachel Betts Faulk of Corsicana, Everlene Nelson and husband David of Blooming Grove, Margrett Smart and husband Larry, and Jorene Betts of Ft. Worth; two daughters-in-law Annette Betts and Lura Mae Betts both of Corsicana; one sister, Mary Grant of Winkler; one brother, William Coleman and wife Audrey of Fairfield; two brothers-in-law Aubrey and wife Francis and W.C. and wife Bertha Thomas all of Ft. Worth; four sisters-in-law, Hazel Thomas of Dallas, Ethel Mae Berry of Corsicana, Erma Jean Betts of Kerens, and Katie Lee Betts of Wortham; 38 grandchildren; 69 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; God grandchild, Janet High; he is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral Services will be at 11a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Second Mission Baptist Church, located at 909 S. Fifth St., with son Timmy Betts as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

Julia Ellen (French) Burleson
July 12, 1911 - Feb 7, 2011

Julia Ellen Burleson, 99, of Corsicana, passed away on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

She was born on July 12, 1911, in Winkler, to William Bennett French and Elnor Mae Womack. She was a high school graduate of Winkler.

Julia married Joe E. Burleson of Birdston. Julia and Joe were the parents of three children, Don Burleson of Corsicana, Carol Burleson of Streetman, and Judy Burleson Greene of Corsicana. The family worshiped at New Hope Baptist Church. There were four boys, J.C. Carlton, Bennie “Sonny” and William Ellis. The girls were Anna Mae Knight, Julia Burleson, Mary Lee Montgomery, Elnor Faye Evans, Opal Lilly, and Jolita Utzman. Julia worked on the farm with her husband Joe in Streetman. In 1954 the family moved to Blooming Grove. Julia worked for Haggar Slack Factory pressing slacks. The family attended First Baptist Church. Bro. Rickey led both the girls to salvation during a revival meeting. In 1961 the family moved to Corsicana. After moving several times the family purchased a home in Corsicana near Community Park. Julia was a resident of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Burleson; son, Don Burleson; and five sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include her daughters, Judy Greene of Corsicana, and Carol Jock of Streetman; granddaughters, Damara Watkins and Donna Murray both of Corsicana, and Teresa Watkins of Fairfield; grandsons, Lynn Hutson and Ricky Burleson of Corsicana, and Chris Jock of Kerens; 10 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; she is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Birdston Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow in Birdston Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana


George Barnard Lambert, Sr.
Aug 19, 1910 - July 17, 1979

George Lambert

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for George B. Lambert, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

The Rev. Ken Goode will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include two sons, George B. Lambert, Jr., of Angleton and Jerry Lambert of Corsicana;  a brother, Doc Lambert of Corsicana;  two sisters, Maude Underhill of Corsicana and Myrtle Harrison of Angleton; and eight grand children.

Pallbearers are Jack Rohus, Douglas Eddlemon, Ricky French, Tom Lambert, Charles Johnson and Woody Massey.

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Willie Lee Thompson
Aug 1, 1913 - Dec 21, 1983

Willie L. Thompson

BLOOMING GROVE—Willie L. Thompson, 70 of Blooming Grove died Wednesday at his residence.

Service is 2 p.m. Friday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Blooming Grove Funeral Home will direct.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lena Thompson of Blooming Grove; two sons, Jerry Blake Thompson of Sugarland and Terry Lynn Thompson of Blooming Grove;  one daughter, Mrs. Emma Lee Hill of Blooming Grove; and four grandchildren.

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Buford Armstrong
Dec 12, 1915 - May 3, 1985

Buford Armstrong

BLOOMING GROVE—Buford Armstrong, 69, a native and longtime resident of Blooming Grove, died Friday at his residence.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with the Revs. Denzil Wright and Don Elrod officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Armstrong of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Carolyn Turner and Jane Armstrong, both of Houston;  two brothers, Billy Armstrong of Palacios and J. C. “Dobber” Armstrong of Angus; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Sellers, David Kelley, Richard Saunders, Todd Page, Kelly Page and Roland Southard.

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Mildred (Green) Warren-Holliefield
Oct 18, 1911 - Apr 27, 1983

Mrs. Mildred Hollifield

BLOOMING GROVE—Mrs. Mildred Warren Hollifield, 71, of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday night at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is Friday, 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. David Fortner officiating.  Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Buford Hollifield, of Blooming Grove;  two sons, Bobby Warren and Carl Warren, of Blooming Grove; two step-daughters, Mrs. Molly D. Pyle and Mrs. Theresa Beck, both of Houston;  one brother, Ernest Green, of Tool; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Calvin Fields, Doug Melton, Curtis Hollifield, J. K. Melton, Lacy McGraw and Aubrey Willhelm.

Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

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James Buford “Jim” Ward
Nov 18, 1906 - Mar 7, 1983

Jim Ward

Jim Ward, 76, retired Blooming Grove farmer, died Monday night at his home.

Service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Neal Rogers and Rev. David Fortner officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.  Arrangements are with the Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife, Bethel Ward, Blooming Grove;  two sons, J. D. Ward, of Lacy, Wash., and C. L. Ward, Fort Worth;  two daughters, Jean Sluder, Grand Prairie, and Lynn Murray, Blooming Grove, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren;  and one brother Clyde Ward, of Columbus, Ga.

Pallbearers will include Bill Murray, Bill Sluder, David Ivie, Nelson Murray, Roy Scoggins and Bill Sluder, Jr.

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Alma Elizabeth “Beth” (Wiggs) McClure-Rohus
Sep 10, 1920 - May 5, 1995

Alma Rohus

Alma Rohus, 74, formerly of Blooming Grove, died May 5, 1995 in the Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie.

Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rohus was born Sep. 10, 1920  in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by two sons, James McClure of Midlothian and Alvin McClure of Corsicana;  one daughter Zuelena Williams of Houston; one brother, Glen Wiggs of Blooming Grove;  one sister, Cathern Armstrong of San Antonio; five

Grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

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Henrietta (Hartley) Warren
Sep 10, 1886 - Nov 16, 1965

Mrs. Warren Of Cayuga Dies

Mrs. Henrietta Warren of Cayuga died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday at the age of 79.

Funeral rites will be held on Thursday at 3 p. m. from the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. Conducting will be Rev. Ben Hargroves, pastor of the Justin Baptist church of Cayuga, assisted by Rev. Loyd Coker, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving Mrs. Warren are two daughters, Mrs. Buford Armstrong, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. R. Sellers, Cayuga; a son, L. J. (Chief) Warren, Streetman; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.    McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Mary Elizabeth (Kirkland) Perry
July 13, 1857 - June 7, 1935

FUNERAL SATURDAY PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY

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MRS. J. R. PERRY DIED FRIDAY AT HOME OF SON NEAR MILDRED

Mrs. J. R. Perry, aged 78, resident of Navarro county since l891, died Friday morning at the home of her son, Kirkland Perry, near Mildred. Funeral service will be held at the Blooming Grove Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev. I. R. Darwood of Eureka and Rev. P. W. Utley of Blooming Grove conducting the rites.  Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The deceased has lived in the vicinity of Blooming Grove for more than forty years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Yancey of Tupelo; five sons, Morgan of Abilene. Frank of Barry, Kirkland of Mildred, Revis of Blooming Grove, Albert of Eskridge, Kans.; twenty-two grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and other relatives.

The services will be directed by Bruce McCormick.

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Rufus Morton Hartley
Jun. 13, 1856 - May 22, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIES WEDNESDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, May 22.— (SI)—R. M. Hartley, age 73 years, died at his home here Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock and the funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the residence and will be conducted by Rev. T. G. Story.

Mr. Hartley was born in Tennessee in 1856 and came to Blooming Grove fifty years ago and has resided there since.

Surviving are his wife and the following: children: K. Hartley of Blooming Grove; Mrs. M. Montgomery. Emhouse; Mrs. H. M. Warren, Blooming Grove; H. G. Hartley, Breckenridge; M. J. Hartley, Corsicana; R. B. Hartley. Blooming Grove and five half sisters and two half brothers who live in Arkansas.

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Vernon H. Hartley
Aug. 16, 1922 - Oct. 31, 1943

RITES FOR SOLDIER ACCIDENT VICTIM AT BLOOMING GROVE

Funeral services for Sgt. Vernon H. Hartley, who was accidentally killed at the U. S. Army air base at Wilmington, N. C. Sunday were held from the Methodist Church at Blooming Grove Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Griffin conducted the rites and burial was in the Blooming Grove cemetery.

Sgt. Hartley was reared in the State Home here.

Surviving are his wife, Denton; two brothers, Bennie Hartley Denton; Corp. Curren Hartley, U.S. Army, now a prisoner of war in Japan; a sister, Mrs. Charles Fullbrlght, Denton, and other relatives.

Cadets from Corsicana Field were pallbearers.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 4, 1943

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • View Obituary Clipping

  • NAVARRO COUNTY HISTORY; VOLUME III; pg 320
    Vernon H. Hartley, son of Rufus B. and Mae Hartley of Blooming Grove. Graduated fro State Orphans Home and entered U.S. Army Air Force. He was killed in an automobile accident while taking a crew to an aircraft for flight service in North Carolina in 1942. KILLED IN MILITARY

  • Rose Hill Cemetery

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Vernon H. Hartley

RITES FOR SOLDIER, ACCIDENT VICTIM, HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Sgt. Vernon H. Hartley, who was accidentally killed at the U. S. Army Air Base at Wilmington, N. C., Sunday, October 31, were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. W. G. Griffith conducting the rites. Burial was in the
Rose Hill Cemetery.

Sgt. Hartley, son of the late R. B. Hartley, was reared in the State Home at Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Denton; two brothers, Bennie Hartley, Denton; Cpl. Currin Hartley, U. S. Army, now a prisoner of war in Japan; a sister, Mrs. Charles Fullbright, Denton, and other relatives. Pall bearers were cadets from the Corsicana Air School.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 12, 1943

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Infant daughter Ward
B&D March 25, 1943

MRS. JIM WARD AND INFANT DAUGHTER DIED LAST NIGHT

Mrs. Jim Ward, aged 32 years and infant daughter, died at the P. and S. Hospital about 7 o'clock Thursday night.

Funeral services were, held from the Central Baptist Church at Blooming Grove Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in Rosehill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Shell, pastor.

Surviving are her husband of Blooming Grove, six children and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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Francis Elvis Pullin, Jr.
B&D Aug. 28, 1943

Infant Buried in Blooming Grove Cemetery Saturday

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Pullin were planned Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Blooming Grove cemetery where interment was made. Rev. W. S. Fisher conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Bettie Jo, and grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Pullin, all of Corsicana.

Corleys’ Funeral Home directed the arrangement

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James Shearer “Jim” Tipton
Oct 3, 1872 - July 15, 1943

Aged Blooming Grove Man Buried Friday

BLOOMING GROVE, July 16.— J. S. Tipton, aged 71 years, died at his home here Thursday morning, funeral services were held here Friday afternoon with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Bloomg Grove, a son, L. E. Tipton, US Army now overseas; two brothers and other relatives.

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Funeral Services For J. S. Tipton

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at three o'clock at the Methodist Church for J. S. Tipton, who passed away at his home at 12:15 Thursday morning. Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the church, conducted the rites. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Jack Gillen, J. D. George, M. G. Deason, Earl Brown, L .L. Powell, and W. P. Orme.

Mr. Tipton is survived by his wife, a son L. E. Tipton with the armed forces over seas. Two brothers, Wade Tipton, Dallas; and K. E. Tipton, Houston; and a number of nephews and nieces.

Mr. Tipton was a native of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. He moved to Texas when a young man and resided in the Purdon community until moving to Blooming Grove in 1919 where he resided until his passing.

Mr. Tipton was in business here for a number of years, and was very active in church work. He served as deacon and Elder in the Presbyterian Church and was a Stewart [sic] of the Methodist Church at the time of his passing.

Card of Thanks

To our many friends: Your kindness and sympathy are more deeply appreciated than any word of thanks can ever express. Especially do we wish to express our sincere thanks to Rev. W. S. Fisher for his many kind deeds and words of comfort.

Mrs. J. S. Tipton
Wade Tipton
K. E. Tipton

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jul 23, 1943
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Marion Frank Watson
Aug 22, 1903 - July 04, 1915

DIED YESTERDAY MORNING.

After Weeks of Suffering Little Boy

Passes Away.

Frank, the eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Watson of the Barry community, died in the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital here yesterday morning at about 2 o'clock, as the result of the kick of a mule some six weeks ago. The remains were taken to the family home near Barry yesterday, and interment took place in the Cryer Creek cemetery today, with Rev. W. C. Newburne of Rice officiating.

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Marion Frank Watson
Aug 22, 1903 - July 4, 1915

KICKED BY A MULE.
An Eleven-Year-Old Boy at Death's Door.
At about 11 o'clock this morning, at his home near Barry, Frank Watson, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert T. Watson, was kicked on the side of his head, near the temple, by a mule.
The skull was badly crushed in, and at 3 o'clock this afternoon a phone message from Barry said that the little boy's death was expected at any moment.

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OPERATED ON YESTERDAY.

Boy Kicked by Mule Some Weeks Ago Is Operated On.
Frank Watson, son of A. T. Watson of Barry, who was kicked on the head
by a mule some weeks ago, underwent an operation at the Wilson hotel yesterday for brain hernia, an is resting well today.

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TWO ACCIDENTS IN ONE FAMILY.
Boy's Condition Critical and Father Is
Doing Well.
Some weeks ago Frank Watson, 12-year-old son of A. T. Watson of Barry, was kicked on the side of the head by a mule and his skull was fractured. The fracture healed up all right, but a brain hemorrhage developed and the boy was brought here three days ago and operated on and today his condition is reported very critical.

A. T. Watson, the unfortunate boy's father, and who is one of the county's
most substantial farmers, as mentioned in the Sun some days ago, had a collar bone broken while trying to manage an unruly young Jersey cow, and as he visits his sick boy now he goes with his arm in a sling, although the broken bone seems to be knitting all right.

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Alton Dubose
Nov 15, 1915 - Feb 1, 1918

              BARRY

        (From the Enterprise)

Friday the little three-year-old son of Sidney DuBose died at the home of Mrs. Nicholson at Cryer Creek, after a two months' illness. The child was first taken with the measles while Mr. DuBose lived near Barry. It later developed into a case of pneumonia. Several days ago Mr. DuBose moved to Mrs. Nicholson's, his wife's mother, where the child died. The remains were interred in the Cryer Creek cemetery Saturday, February 2nd.

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Seth Batte Williams
Apr 19, 1866 - Jan 08, 1956

Retired Builder Burial Monday

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 9 — (Spl)—Seth B. Williams, 89, retired carpenter and builder, died Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor.

A native o£ Mississippi, he had resided in Cryer Creek, and Blooming Grove 80 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mamie McClanahan, Longview; a granddaughter, Mrs, W. B. Banister, Longview; a great-grandchild, and a brother, G. O. Williams, Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were Sam Carroll, Arthur Garrison, W. A. Crawford, Seth Grant, Bruce McCormick and Miller Reid.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Joseph Milburn “Dock” Sheffield
Feb. 7, 1849 - Jul. 5, 1931

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED SUNDAY

Joseph Milburn Sheffield, aged 82 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at Navarro Sunday morning at 2 o'clock and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock at Cryer Creek where interment was made.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. B. J. Dorsey, Corsicana, and Mrs. T. B. Goodman, Bryan; five sons, R. W. Sheffield, Corsicana; W. J. Sheffield,

Blooming Grove; J. W. Sheffield, Pennsylvania; F. D. Sheffield, Fort Worth; and A. A. Sheffield, Alvord; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Sheffield had been ill for two weeks. He was a native of Georgia, but had resided in Navarro county since 1865, and had lived in the Cryer Creek and Blooming Grove communities for many years.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Maggard) Pruitt
Mar 27, 1854  - June 12, 1931

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR MRS. PRUITT OF BLOOMING GROVE

BLOOMING GROVE, June 13,— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. S. E. Pruitt, aged 77 years, wife of the lato G W. Pruitt, who died Friday morning at 8 o'clock, were held Saturday afternoon at Cryer Creek where interment was made.

Mrs. Pruitt was a native of Mississippi, but came to Texas when a small girl and was one of the pioneer residents of this section.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. B. Lowery and Mrs. L. I. Griffin, both of Blooming Grove; and Mrs. Charles Brice, Santa Fe, two brothers, W. M. Maggard Amarillo, and Rase Maggard, Bardwell, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Baggett, Winters, Texas.

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED EARLY FRIDAY
BLOOMING GROVE, June 12.—(Spl.)—Mrs. S. E. Pruitt, 77, wife of the late G. W. Pruitt, died at 8 o’clock Friday morning and the funeral will be held Saturday with burial at Cryer Creek.
Mrs. Pruitt is survived by the following children: Mrs. E. B. Lowery, Blooming Grove; Mrs. L. I. Griffin, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Chas. Brice, Santa Fe, N. M.; two brothers, W. M. Maggard, Bardwell; and a sister, Mrs. Kate Baggett, Winters Texas, also survive.
Mrs. Pruitt, although a native of Mississippi, came to Texas when a young girl and has been a resident of Navarro county for many years. She has a host of friends in the county who will be deeply grieved to learn of her passing.

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John David Bourland
Dec 22, 1877 - May 22, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER BARRY MERCHANT THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. E. Bourland. aged 58 years, long-time merchant, at Barry, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night at 8:30 o'clock after a short illness, were held from the Barry Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Bourland had been engaged in the general mercantile business at Barry for many years.

Surviving are his wife and two children, all of Barry. The McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove had charge of the funeral arrangements

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J.D. BOURLAND, AGED 57, PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY

John D. Bourland, aged 57 Barry passed away at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday, May 22, after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Simpson, of Blooming Grove; one son, Alvis Bourland, of Barry; and two grandchildren. Edna Earl and Gerald Simpson, of Blooming Grove.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Prather, pastor of the Baptist church of Barry. Rev. Horace Poteet; Methodist pastor at Barry and Dr. Miller, pastor of First Baptist church in Corsicana, at the Baptist church in Barry.

Masons had charge of the services at the grave and interment was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 31, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

George Washington Pruitt, Sr.
March 3, 1849 - Apr 10, 1919

PROMINENT CITIZEN DEAD

Was Largest Individual Tax Payer in County

Geo. W. Prewitt, aged 70 years, one month and five days, and a resident at Navarro county for more than sixty years, died at his home in Blooming Grove at 8 o'clock this morning after an illness of several weeks.

The deceased engaged in banking, farming and stock raising, and was the largest individual tax payer in Navarro county. He is survived by his widow and four daughters, Mrs. Cohen of Dallas; Mrs. Brice of Carlsbad, New Mexico; Mrs. Heaton and Mrs. Griffin of Blooming Grove. The funeral hour will not be named till his daughter in New Mexico is heard from, and the last sad rites will probably not take place till Saturday or Sunday.

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Will Be Buried at Cryer Creek

   The funeral of the late G. W. Prewitt of Blooming Grove, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment at Cryer Creek.

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