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Winifred "Dera" (Collins) Russell
Mar 14, 1886 - Aug 9, 1966

Mrs. Russell Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. J.W. (Vera) Russell, 80, of Barry, who died Tuesday morning in the Navarro Clinic, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the
Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. David Hale, pastor of the Roane Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Frost Methodist church. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, J. D. Russell, Houston, and A. M. Russell, Barry; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Richards, Corsicana; five granddaughters, Mmes. Elzie Brown, Barry; Louise Drain, Powell; Gracie Mae Guidry, Houston; Edna Earl Gray, Roane, and Billie Joe Ragsdale, Fort Worth; a grandson, John W. Russell, Corsicana; 15 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchiidren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 10, 1966

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • w/o John William Russell d/o William James Collins and Sarah Frances Isadore "Dora" (Ashmore) Collins


Elizabeth L. (Bunch) Williams
Jan 25, 1870 - May 19, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER BLOOMING GROVE RESIDENT

BLOOMING GROVE, May 20.— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Seth Williams, age 62, pioneer resident of this city who died suddenly at her home about 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon were held from the First Methodist church here Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. P. L. Shuler, pastor. Burial was in Grange Hall cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born in Allen county, Kentucky and came to Texas in 1881. She has lived in this community since that time. She was active in church and civic affairs and was well known in this section of the county.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter,  Mrs. T. T. Saunders, a granddaughter, Miss Helen McClanahan, all of Blooming Grove; two brothers,  M. D. L. Bunch, Corsicana; John S. Bunch, Humble; five sisters, Mrs. Belle Watson, Corsicana; Mrs. Wallace Donaho, Corsicana; Mrs. Nettie Ridgeway, Trinidad; Mrs. Myrtle Owen, Emhouse, and Mrs. Lou Wilburn, Humble.

McCormick Funeral Service had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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MRS. SETH WILLIAMS PASSED AWAY THURSDAY

Mrs. Seth B. Williams died suddenly Thursday afternoon of last week.
She had been in bad health for several months, but her condition was not thought to be serious. She was feeling so well that day that she talked to different parties over the telephone and at the time of her death her daughter, Mrs. J. I. Saunders, was in Corsicana on a hurried business errand.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon, Rev. P. L. Shuler, pastor, the principal speaker. Burial took place in Grange Hall cemetery near Cryer Creek. The services at the church were largely attended, the floral display was unusually large and long procession followed the hearse to the cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was Miss Elizabeth Bunch before marriage, and was born near Bowling Green, Allen County, Ky The family moved to Texas when Elizabeth was a little girl, stopping first near Dallas; then they came to Navarro county and settled in the Cryer Creek community. Later on the Bunch family moved to Corsicana. She was married to Seth B. Williams and they have lived in Blooming Grove about 20 years. She is survived by her husband, one child, Mrs. J. I. Saunders, and the following sisters and brothers; M.D.L. Bunch, Corsicana; John Bunch, Huble; Mrs.
Bell Watson, Corsicana; Mrs. Wallace Donaho, Corsicana; Mrs. Nettie Ridgeway, Trinidad; Mrs. Myrtle Owen, Emhouse; Mrs. Lou Wilburn, Humble.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the Methodist church. Was 62 years old.
She was a true and devoted wife, sympathetic mother, patient and sacrificial in the home. She was a favorite among her neighbors because she loved her neighbors as she did herself. Fact is, she loved mankind, willing at all times to render in her humble way any service in her power to alleviate pain and add to the comfort of less fortunate. She was true to her church, active as a member, gave freely of her time to all the activities of the church and attended the preaching services regularly until her health gave down.

Mrs. Williams will be greatly missed in that part of town by her neighbors, for there was no phase of community life except that she felt an interest and took an active part.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 27, 1932

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Nancy Ann "Nannie" (Hurley) McGraw
Nov 14, 1842 - Jun 26, 1927

Aged Woman Died At Blooming Grove

Blooming Grove Texas, July 2. Mrs. Nancy A. McGraw, aged 85 years, died at her home here Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock following an illness of many years.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and interment was made in the Grange Hall cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. B. R. Wagner.

Mrs. McGraw had resided in Blooming Grove for 33 years.

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Minerva "Jane" (Poarch) Born-Freeman
1869 - Nov 16, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. JANE FREEMAN

BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 18.—Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Freeman, aged 69 years, who died Wednesday morning, were held from the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon with interment in the Grange Hall cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Duncan, Blooming Grove; four sons, Henry Born, Blooming Grove; Charley Born, Corsicana; Tom Freeman, Corsicana, and Clarence Freeman, South Texas and several grandchildren.

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Thomas Alfred Freeman
Sept 22, 1897 - Feb 20, 1956

Thomas Freeman Burial Tuesday

Funeral services for Thomas A. Freeman, 58, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery near Cryer Creek.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; seven sons, Thomas Lee Freeman, Borger; Howard, Joe, Richard Wayne, Bobby Gene, Jake Thomas, Cormett and Mack Freeman, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Florence May, Corsicana; four grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Freeman, Dallas; two half-brothers, Henry Born, Blooming Grove, and William Born, San Bonito, Calif. ; a sister, Mrs. Annie Duncan, Waxahachie.

Pallbearers were B. T. Boulware, J. E. Reed, Billy Watkins, Jimmy Watkins, Roy French and J. W. French.

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Claude Benjamin Rutherford
Jan 8, 1896 - Jun 5, 1964

C. B. Rutherford Found Dead At Home Saturday

Claude B. Rutherford, 68, rancher-farmer, Route 1, Barry, former professional boxer, was found dead at his home Saturday afternoon by a neighbor.

Howe French, justice of the peace, and Deputy Sheriff Harold Pitts, conducted an investigation and Judge French returned a coroner's verdict of "natural causes." The body was found in bed and apparently Rutherford had been dead for at least a week. He lived alone.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Stephen Massie, pastor of the First Christian church here.

Rutherford was a pharmacist's mate, first class, with the U.S. Marines in World War I, serving four years. He was an outstanding boxer in the service and later traveled with a circus as professional boxer.

Surviving are two brothers Travy H. Rutherford, Dallas, and Urna Rutherford, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. M. C. Spurlock, Sherman, and Miss Lila Rutherford, public school nurse, Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Tobe James Parker
June 6, 1896 - April 11, 1961

Tobe J. Parker Rites Friday

BLOOMING GROVE, April 13--(Spl-Tobe J. Parker, 74, died of a heart attack at his home in Roscoe, Texas, Tuesday night.

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

Parker resided in the Cryer Creek community prior to moving to Roscoe about 20 years ago. He was connected with a trucking firm.

The body will arrive here late Thursday and will lie in state at the McCormick Funeral Service chapel until the funeral hour Friday.

Surviving are a son, Tollie Parker, Roscoe; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Jewell Betts, New York City, and Mrs. Riddie Burton, Kilgore; several grandchildren,

four brothers, Oscar, Leo and Bob Parker, all of Birmingham, Ala, and Willie Parker, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Delia Spurgeon, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Hassie Watson and Mrs. Kate Jones, both of Joppa, Ala., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Apr 13, 1961

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • h/o Margaret Leona (Gantt) Parker & Tenine Lubell (Duncan) Parker; s/o James Parker and Mollie (Beckham) Parker (info from death cert.) 


Bessie Mae (Gunn) Smith
June 19, 1892 - Nov 23, 1976

Mrs. Smith

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Bessie M. Smith, 84, of Corsicana who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery.

She was a native of Huntsville, Alabama and had lived in Corsicana for 8 years. She was a former employee of the Textile Company in Waxahachie.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E.E. Breedlove of Corsicana; Mrs. T.V. Mraz of Ennis; and Mrs. J.H. Mathews of Dallas. She has 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren along with five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Falkenbery of Hartsville, Ala. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Hampton "Hamp" Smith
Feb 2, 1885 - Dec 21, 1964

J. H. Smith Dies Ennis Monday

J. H. Smith, 79, retired textile overseer, died in the Ennis hospital Monday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corey Chapel. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery at Purdon.

The rites were conducted by Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Prior to moving to Ennis three weeks ago, Smith had resided at Waxahachie 18 years.

Surviving are his wife of Ennis; three daughters, Mrs. E. E. Breedlove, Corsicana; Mrs. T.V. Mraz, Ennis, and Mrs. J. H. Matthews, Dallas; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four brothers, C. G. Smith, Tyrone, Ga.; Albert Smith, Rome, Ga.; Homer and C. R. Smith, both of Boaz, Ala.; four sisters, Mrs. R. H. Powell, Shannon, Ga.; Mrs. Edith Smith and Mrs. Violet Bowern, both of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Irene Thompson, Virginia, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 22, 1964

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • h/o Bessie Mae (Gunn) Smith; s/o Marion Francis Smith & Molita Katherine (Owen) Smith


Minnie Emma (Tadlock) Farmer
Feb 13, 1904 - Aug 15, 1976

Mrs. Farmer

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Griffin Funeral Chapel For Mrs. Minnie Farmer, 72, a resident of Corsicana who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Ministers will be the Revs. Gene Gardner and James Lockerd and burial will be in Younger Cemetery.

She is survived by one stepson, Harvey Farmer, Arlington; three step daughters, Mrs. C. C. Carroll, Corsicana, Mrs. Fred Fenner, Corpus Christi, Mrs. Lonnie Mclntosh, Lancaster; five sisters, Mrs. Fannie Michaels and Mrs. Edna French, both of Purdon, Mrs. Gladice Mears, Dawson, Mrs. Mary Ivie, and Mrs. Johnnie Raye Lee, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Bonner Curtis French, Stanley Honza, W. L. French, James Rheuven Ivie, Ronnie Chasteen, Donnie Chasteen, W. P. Chasteen, Luther Grant Ivie.

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William Albert Morgan
July 21, 1872 - Feb 17, 1929

PURDON, Jan. 24 -Spl- W.A. Morgan died suddenly of heart failure at an early hour on the morning of Jan. 17.  The remains were laid to rest in Younger Cemetery.

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Esther Ida (Kaneaster/Kanister) Bolin
Feb 6, 1865 - Nov 26, 1945

MRS. ESTHER BOLIN  FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Bolin, aged 80 years, who died in Dallas Monday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane.

The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley of Coolidge and Rev. M. B. Howell of Kerens, both formerly pastors of Corsicana Methodist churches.

Mrs. Bolin resided at Barry and Corsicana for many years prior to moving to Dallas a year ago.

Surviving are three sons, Marvin Bolin, whose present address is unknown; J. H. and Thomas Bolin, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Woodruff, Dallas; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were County Judge L. L. Powell, J. W. Powell, J.W. Varnell, Jack Megarity, G. C. Kent, G. H. Ferrell, Jim Sutton, J. H. McDonald and Bert Mitchell.

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Roy Earl Grimmett, Sr.
Oct 23, 1902 - Feb 22, 1973

R.E. GRIMMETT

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana for Roy E. Grimmett, 70, of Barry, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.  Rev. Frank Williams and Rev. Mark Childress officiated, and burial was at Cryer Creek Cemetery in Navarro County.

Survivors include his widow, five sons, three sisters, a brother, and 17 grandchildren.

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R. L. Grimmett
BARRY—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roy E. Grimmett, 70, of Barry, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Frank Williams and Rev. Mark Childress will officiate, and burial will be at
Cryer Creek Cemetery in Navarro county.
Survivors include his widow; five sons including Louis P. Grimmett of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Ragan of Corsicana, Mrs. Ike Lewis and Mrs. Lora Hobbs, both of Fort Worth; a brother, and 17 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will include Tommy Stewart, Lowell Reed, Leone Reed, Buel Robison, Henry Nicholson, and James E. Watson.

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Willie Fern Woodruff
Mar 10, 1919 - Mar 31, 1974 

Miss Woodruff

BARRY — Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Barry Baptist Church for Miss Willie Fern Woodruff, 53, who died Sunday in Terrell. Rev. Ken Branam, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Sidney Woodruff. Burial will be at Cryer Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a brother, Thurbet Woodruff of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Sarah Adeline (Robertson) Yates
Feb 15, 1855 - July 10, 1947

Mrs. Sarah A. Yates Funeral Services Planned Saturday

Mrs. Sarah A. Yates, aged 92 years, died at Richland Thursday evening.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Richland Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with interment in the White cemetery at Mt. Nebo. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Langaton, Baptist minister of Wortham, and Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the Richland Baptist church.

Mrs. Yates had been a member of the Baptist church since 18 years of age and at the time of her death was a member of the Mt. Nebo Baptist congregation.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Yates had resided in the southern section of Navarro county a half century.

Surviving are two sons, J. T. Yates, Clove, Ark., and J. W. Robertson, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. C. E. Livingston, Wortham; Mrs. F. C. Reabold, Shalimar, Fla.; Mrs. J. A. Thompson, Houston, and Mrs. M. M. Frost, Richland; and a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 11, 1947

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • w/o Noah Barber Yates - d/o Norvell Rowe Robertson and Sarah Ann (Bullock) Robertson


Mark Austin Gray
June 28, 1898 - Jan 8, 1942 

MARK GRAY DIED AT KERENS HOME FRIDAY MORNING

KERENS, Jan. 9.— (Spl)- Mark Gray, age 43 years, died at his home here Friday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Gray, Kerens; a brother, Aalon Gray, Kerens, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 9, 1942

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • s/o William Mitchell Gray and Annie (Brister) Gray - Tex-Seaman  2  Cl  1  US  N. R. F.


Jennie B. Norred
May 25, 1887 - Feb 7, 1919

Remains Interred at Kerens

The remains of Miss Jennie Norred, who was reared at Kerens and who died in a sanitarium in Dallas yesterday, reached here last night enroute to Kerens for interment. The Dallas News today has the following concerning the deceased: She was a graduate nurse and had lived In Dallas about a year. The body will be taken to Kerens, Texas, her former home and funeral services will be held in the Kerens Methodist church, of which she was a member.  She was also a member of Kerens Grove Woodmen Circle.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. W. T. Norred of Dallas, and the following sisters and brother: Mrs. H. W. McDowell, Dallas; Mrs. C. J. White, Waco; Mrs. A.K Horn, Streetman, Texas; Mrs. M.P. Ervin, Shelbyvllle, Texas; Mrs. B.F. Nicholson, Houston, Mrs. J. Davis Howe Texas; Mrs. Clyde Wilson, Thrall, Texas; B. L. Norred, Dallas:, and Lee A. Norred and Joe A. Norred with the American Army in France.

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Luther A. Westbrook
May 9, 1889 - Oct 19, 1976

KERENS - Graveside services for Luther Westbrook, 87, of Kerens who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Kerens City Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home will be in charge of services.

A member of the Presbyterian Church, he was employed at the First State Bank in Kerens for 52 years before his retirement.

Survivors include two sons, Luther Joe Westbrook of Bryan and Jack Westbrook of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Smith of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and a brother, Clyde Westbrook of Ennls.

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Viola Agnes (Mitchell) Bayless
Mar 6, 1871 - Jun 11, 1964

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Bayless

Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Agnes Bayless, 93, of Corsicana, who died in a Big Sandy rest home Thursday, were held at Lindale Saturday at 10 a.m. burial was in the Kerens Cemetery Saturday at 1 p.m.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. E. Poss, Mabank; Mrs. E. H. Black, Athens, and Mrs. George Barnett, Kilgore; a son, Cleoma Bayless, Swan; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Maggie Lynn (Harvin) Ivey
Nov 23, 1884 - Died Mar 8, 1949

Mrs. Maggie Ivey Funeral Services Held At Kerens

KERENS, March 9—(Spl—Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Ivey who died at her family home here Tuesday afternoon after a long illness, were held at 4 p. m. Wednesday at the Frist Presbyterian Church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Billle Everhart of Athens, and Rev. Carroll Thompson, of the Kerens First Methodist Church. Burial was in Kerens with the Stockton Funeral home in charge.

Mrs. Ivey had lived in Kerens all her life. She is survived by her  husband, E. V. Ivey, whom she married in 1907; a son, E. V. Ivey, Jr., of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Tillman Reed, Kerens and Mrs. Drew McClung of Douglas, Wyo.; her father, H. J. Harvin, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. E. R. Martin, Fort Worth, and Mrs. H.C. Archer, Fort Stockton; a brother, George H. Harvin, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Mar 9, 1949

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Her parents are Herman J. Harvin & Ida Margarett (Carroll) Harvin according to her D.C. 


Allie Rhey (Rowe) Coates
Aug 15, 1901 - Oct 20, 1963

Mrs. C. I. Coates Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

KERENS, Oct. 21 (Spl)—Mrs. C. I. Coates, 62, died in Scott and White Hospital in Temple Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Kerens Presbyterian church Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Native of Houston, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowe, she had resided in Kerens since only a few months old.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens; a son, Cliff Coates, Jr. Corpus Christi ; a daughter, Mrs. Billie Bob Tekell, Kerens, and three grandchildren. Inmon will direct.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 21, 1963

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • w/o Clyff Ingram Coates, Sr. - d/o Sam Rowe and Maggie (Anderson) Rowe - In the cemetery book, her husband is listed as Clyff I. Coates and it is on the birth and christening records for their son. 


Andrew Jackson Wright
July 25, 1844 - Aug 2, 1924

A Confederate Veteran Passes

A. J. Wright, a Confederate veteran who was 80 years of age, and, who lived at Powell for many years, died at Willow, Okla., August 1, while on a visit there to his son, L. L. Wright and his remains were interred near Kerens Sunday afternoon. The deceased was a highly esteemed citizen, and his funeral was
largely attended. His son at whose home he died, accompanied the remains to Kerens.

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Elbert Rector "Ebb" Wright
Apr 15, 1878 - Dec 18, 1969

Ebb Wright Dies in Athens

KERENS (Spl)-Ebb Wright, 91, retired farmer and Athens resident since 1957, died Thursday in an Athens hospital. He had resided at Powell from 1905 until moving to Athens, and was a native of Cleburne. He was a Baptist.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel with burial in the Kerens City Cemetery.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Iva Farmer and Mrs. J. N. Eaton, both of Athens, and Mrs. Ruby Howell of Dallas; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Luther and Webb Wright.

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James Rice Moore
Nov 16, 1899 - Feb 12, 1971

Moore Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for James R. Moore, 71, retired painter, at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. James T. Davis and the Rev. Hoyt Hefner officiated. Burial was in the Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

A longtime resident, he died early Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his widow, one son, one grandchild, four brothers and several nieces and nephews.

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Moore Rites Set Saturday

James R. Moore, 71, retired painter and resident of Corsicana for 16 years, died early Friday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Oklahoma, he resided at 2414 W. 14th Ave., and was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. James T. Davis and the Rev. Hoyt Hefner will officiate. Burial will be in the
Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Sadie; one son, Billy Dean Moore, Dallas; one granddaughter; four brothers, Jack Moore, Ennis; Sam Moore, Fort Worth; John Moore, Waxahachie, and Lee Moore, Sherman; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be A. B. Moore, Wayne Moore, C. J. Moore Jr., Johnny Moore, Freddy Nutt, and Lon Moore.

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John Gilliam Livingston
Nov 12, 1878 - May 27, 1950

John Livingston Drowned Saturday Near San Angelo

Funeral services for John G. Livingston, 71, long-time Emhouse resident, who drowned Saturday near San Angelo while on a fishing trip, were held Monday afternoon from the Emhouse Methodist church. Burial was in Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. B. Morton of Coleman.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. L.W. Manning, San Angelo; a brother, H. M. Livingston, Streetman, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ernest Stokes, Ira Stokes, Ralph Chaney, C. B. Turner, Dick Dickson and Swint Huling.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Bert Alford Garland
Nov 30, 1896 - Jan 03, 1973

Bert Garland

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Bert Garland, 76, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital. Rev. James E. McKee will officiate, and burial will be at Patterson [sic] Cemetery near Ernhouse.

He was a native of Henderson County who lived most of his life in Corsicana, an employe of the R. C. Bottling Co. for 32 years, and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bert Garland of Corsicana; a nephew, Lester Sinclair of Dallas; and a cousin, Kathlyn Springer of Dallas.

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Geneva "Jennie" (Harris) Henderson
Mar 4, 1874 - Nov 30, 1920

Died Here Tuesday Night

Mrs. C. H. Henderson, aged forty-eight years, died at her home on West Eleventh Avenue Tuesday night of pneumonia, and the funeral took place from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church yesterday afternoon, Rev. M. W. Clark officiating, and interment was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.

The deceased is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Reed.

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Bessie Elizabeth (Hargrove) Wilson-Bailey
Oct 8, 1902 - May 5, 1975

Mrs. Hargrove

Mrs. Bessie Hargrove, age 73, died Sunday in Muskegon, Mich. Graveside services are planned at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Dresden Cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons, Billy Wilson of Grand Rapids, and Troy Wilson of San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. Polly Kozal and Mrs. Sue Marine, both of Muskegon; one brother, Lofton Hargrove of Blooming Grove and two sisters, Mrs. Ola Frederick of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Retha Spurlock of Corsicana; four stepchildren, Mrs. Nadine Gafford, Mrs. Odie Mae Wilson, Lloyd Bailey and Leonard Bailey; none grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family has asked that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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William Harrison White
May 8, 1872 - June 7, 1957

Sunday Services For W. H. White

Funeral rites for W. H. White, 85, retired farmer, who died in Houston Friday evening, were held from the Dresden Methodist church Sunday at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

The services were, conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist church in Kerens.

A native of Rome, Ga., he resided in the Dresden and Blooming Grove vicinity from 1907 until two years ago when he went to Houston.

Surviving are two sons, O. L. White, Taylor, and W.K. White, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Ragan, Mrs. Willie Blake and Miss Allene White, all of Summerville, Ga.; five grandchildren, a great-grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Ola McArthur and Mrs. Cora Elrod, both of Summerville, Ga.; two brothers, Bud White, Rome, Ga., and Edgar White, Summerville, Ga., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leonard Clark, Herman Hitt, Lee Welch, Leland Daniel, Clovis Haden and Norman Brister.

Corley directed.

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Orand Edwin Dill, Sr.
Jun 22, 1875 - May 11, 1951

O.E. Dill Dies

Friday Evening O. E. Dill, 75, long-time Navarro county resident, died Friday night.

Funeral services will be heId on Sunday at 2 p. m. from the First Christian church. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of the church.

Dill operated a filling station here a number of years and formerly was a farmer in the Purdon community.

Surviving are his wife of Corscana; three sons, J. S. Dill, Corsicana; O. E. and Leroy Dill, both of Highland- two daughters, Mrs. F. Warren Hicks and Mrs. Ralph Loyd, both of Houston; five grandchildren, a brother, W. W. Dill Corslcana; a sister, and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Joel Mitchell Dixon
Jul 29, 1895 - Nov 16, 1973

Joel M. Dixon

BLOOMING GROVE- Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Joel M. Dixon, 78, of  Blooming Grove and native of Emhouse, who died at 3 a.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home.

He was a deacon of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Virgie Dixon of Blooming Grove; a son, Ray Dixon of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Faye Middlebrook of Navarro; a granddaughter, Rhonda Dixon of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Nell Collins, and Mrs. J. W. Tallant, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. E.O. Stewart of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Weldon Gorham, Bobby Staggs, Vic Roach, Troy W. Dixon, Don Collins and Vernon Tallant.

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Henry Charles Dobson
Aug 27, 1884 - Jan 30, 1959

Rites Sunday For H. C. Dobson

Graveside services for Henry Charles Dobson, 74, of Houston, a former resident of the Dresden community, were held at the Dresden cemetery Sunday at 2 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, Blooming Grove Methodist minister.

Dobson died in Houston Friday.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; a son, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed local arrangements.

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Evander G. Dickson
Aug 4, 1874 - Mar 11, 1918

Killed Himself at Camp Travis

Van Dickson, son of Rev. L. Q. Dickson of the Dresden community, cut his own throat at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Monday and the remains were interred at Dresden yesterday.

The young man, who was well known about Dresden, was a soldier at Camp Travis, and the cause of his rash act is unknown.

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Killed Himself at Camp Travis Van Dickson, son of Rev. L. Q. Dickson of the Dresden community, cut his own throat at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Monday and the remains were interred at Dresden yesterday. The young man, who was well known about Dresden, was a soldier at Camp Travis, and the cause of his rash act is unknown.

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Idonia Belle "Donie" (Sowell) Stuckey-Dickson
Nov 11, 1849 - Aug 19, 1921

Death of Good Woman

. L. Q. Dickson passed away at the home of her son Friday and the remains were laid to rest at Dresden.

Deceased was getting ripe in years, but stil not what you would call old, and her death brings grief to the heart of a devoted husband and other relatives. She was a woman of many fine womanly traits.

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Death of Good Woman.

Mrs. L. Q. Dickson passed away at the home of her son Friday and the remains were laid to rest at Dresden. Deceased was getting ripe in years, but still not what you would call old, and her death brings grief to the heart of a devoted husband and other relatives. She was a woman of many fine womanly traits.

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Alice Maude (Fox) Dill
Jan 11, 1880 - Nov 7, 1944

RITES ON THURSDAY FOR MRS. W.W. DILL WHO DIED TUESDAY

Mrs. W. W. Dill, age 65 years, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. L R Stubbs here Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock and will  be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff.

Burial will be the Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Dill had been a resident of Corsicana about 20 years, having moved here from Purdon.

Surviving are her husband, W.W. Dill Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Belt, Lamesa; Mrs. L. R. Stubbs, Corsicana; Mrs. Autry French, Purdon, four grandchildren and other relatives.

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Anna Elouise (Archer) Dill
Aug. 20, 1839 - Jan 30, 1919

Died at Dresden

Mrs. J. S. Dill, aged seventy-three years, died at Purdon last night after a long illness, and the remains will be interred at Dresden tomorrow. The deceased had been a resident of Navarro County for many years and was esteemed very highly by a large number of friends. She is survived by the following children: W. W. Dill of Corsicana; B. P. Dill of Navarro, O. E. Dill and Earl Dill of Purdon; Mrs. A. E. Campbell of Oklahoma; Mrs. Henry Cox of Ranger; and Mrs Geo. Slaughter of Oklahoma.

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Ida Frances (Butler) Derryberry
Mar 13, 1895 - Nov 12, 1964

Mrs. Derryberry Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. S.V. Derryberry, 69, of Barry, who died in Navarro clinic Thursday were held Friday at 2:30 p. m. from the First Baptist church in Barry.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers John and E. C. Butler, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John F. Reed, Lowell Reed, Jack Bryant, Les Kitchens, John Brawley and George Mitchell.

Corley directed.

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James Horace Derryberry
Sep 25, 1889 - Dec 27, 1970

J.H. Derryberry Rites Tuesday

BARRY (Spl)-James Derryberry, 81, a retired jeweler, died Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Baptist Church at Barry.

Officiating will be the Rev. Mickey Loftis, and burial will be in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are one son, James H. Derryberry; two daughters, Mrs. Eina Lane and Mrs. Beatrice Lane; a brother, Bates Derryberry, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Henry Ray Nicholson, Z. B. (Rusty) Moore, Jerry Lane, Wilburn Derryberry, Bud Lane and David Derryberry.

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Leslie Burton Derryberry
Mar 24, 1893 - Mar 9, 1959

L. B. Derryberry Expires Monday

L. B. (Less) Derryberry, 65, retired farmer, formerly of Barry, died at his home in Blooming Grove early Monday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor.

Born in Tennessee, the family came to Barry in 1899 and Derryberry moved to Blooming Grove in 1950.

Surviving are his wife of Bloomlng Grove; two sons, Wilburn Derryberry, Corsicana and Henry O. Derryberry, Dalas; three daughters, Mrs. Reece S. Jones, Dallas; Mrs. Alton McClure and Mrs. Thurman McGraw, both of Bloomng Grove; 3 brothers, J. H. and Sam V. Derryberry, both of Barry, and O. B. Derryberry,
Houston, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Otis Varnell, Nolen Brown, Lee Thompson, Roy Massengale, Roy Grimmett and Carroll Boswell.

Corley will direct.

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Paralee Penelope (Hardison) Derryberry
Oct 20, 1857 - Apr 28, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF DRESDEN CEMETERY

BARRY, April 29.—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Derryberry, age 73 years, who died at her home here Monday night at 7:40, were held Tuesday afternoon at the church of Christ here and were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister and J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ, Corsicana. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Derryberry was born in Murry county, Tenn., October 20, 1857 and came to Texas 28 years ago. Most of that time she has been a resident of Barry.

Surviving are four sons, Less, J.H. Jr.. and Sam Derryberry, Barry, and Bates Derryberry, Houston.

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Samuel Virgil Derryberry
Nov 18, 1890 - May 5, 1961

S. V. Derryberry Expires Friday

S. V. Derryberry, 70, long-time resident of Barry, died Friday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Claude B. Holcomb, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ minister, officiating.

Interment will be in the Dresden cemetery.

A native of Tennessee who was born Nov. 18, 1890, Derryberry had resided in Barry since 1902. He was a carpenter and a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Survivors, other than his widow of Barry, are two brothers, J. H. Derryberry, Barry, and O. B. Derryberry, Houston, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Weldon Donald Butler, J. F. Reed, Buel Robison, Lowell Reed and George Mitchell.

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Solomon Henry Allison
Oct 21, 1881 - Jan 7, 1962

Allison Dies At Barry

Henry Allison, Barry resident, 80, life-long retired rural route mail carrier, was found dead at his home in Barry Sunday.  A heart attack was described as the cause of death.

Funeral services will he held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Barry Baptist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sisters Mrs. Katie Wimberly, Hico, and Mrs. Jenoa Stone, Electra; two cousins, Mrs. Myrtle Varnell, Blooming Grove, and Forest  Hodkins, Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Glen Bell, Marshall Massengale, Percy Varnell, Frank B. Taylor, Leone Reed and James Edward Watson.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Lelia Mae (Bell) Ramage
Mar 12, 1868 - Jul 17, 1944

MRS. F. C. RAMAGE DIED NEAR FROST; BURIAL AT DRESDEN
Mrs. F. C. Ramage, aged 75 years, died at her home near Frost Monday night.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dresden church with Rev. E. Ellis conducting the rites.  Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.  A long-time resident, of the Frost community she was well known in that section.  Surviving are her husband, Frost; a son, R. S. Ramage, Borger; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Cagle, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. C. Rauburn, Mt. Calm; Mrs. John Boyd, Grand Prairie; Miss Ona Belle Ramage, Frost; two brothers, J. G. Bell, Pharr; J. L. Bell, McAllen; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Cole, Corsicana., Mrs. Cora Moseley, Edinburg; Mrs. O. C. Ingram, Mission; 23 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, five great grandchildren and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. RAMAGE; BURIAL AT DRESDEN

Funeral rites for Mrs. F. C. Rampage, age 76 years, who died at her home near Frost Monday night , were held Wednesday afternoon at 2, o'clock from the Dresden church with Rev. Mr. Ellis conducting the services. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a son, four daughters, two brothers, three sisters, 23 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mollie Emma Tadlock Compton-Davis
Nov 15, 1881 - Jun 1, 1962

Mrs. Davis Of Purdon Dies

Mrs. Mollie E. Davis, 80, life long Purdon resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning.

Funeral services will he held from the Purdon Methodist church Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbnnks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church in Corsicana.

Surviving are five step-sons, Luther Davis, Hobbs, N.M.; Louis Davis, Tyler; Joe and Sid Davis, both of Chandler, Bates Davis, Plano; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Julia Robinson and Mrs. Oma Cheat, both of Chandler ; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Whittenburg, Levelland; a granddaughter, Mrs. James Wade, Frisco, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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James Perry Derden
May 12, 1872 - Jun 22, 1951

Rites Saturday For J. P. Derden

Funeral services for James Perry Derden, 79, who died at the P.and S. Hospital Friday following a short Illness, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dresden church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. O. L. McCollum. Raleigh, assisted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are six children, Archie Derden, Corsicana, Mrs. J.B. Reeves, Frost; Perry Derden, Powell; Riley Derden, Corsicana; Lecil Derden, Stamford, and Mrs. E. T. Sykcs, Waxahachie; two brothers, A. A. Derden, Knoxville, Tenn. , and T. Y. Derden Forreston; 28 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bruce Derden, Ernest Derden, Billy Derden, Spruce Derden, J. T. Derden and Hurshel Reeves.

McCammon directed.

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JAMES PERRY DERDEN
CORSICANA, June 23 (Spl). - Funeral services were held in the Dresden Church Saturday for James Perry Derden, 79, who died in a Corsicana hospital Friday.
He is survived by four sons Archie and Riley of Corsicana, Perry of Powell, and Lecil Derden of Stamford; two daughters, Mmes, J. R. Reeves of Frost and E. T. Sykes of Waxahachie; two brothers, 28 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Clenton Miles Derden
May 24, 1904 - Feb 3, 1946

ACCIDENT VICTIM'S FUNERAL HELD AT DRESDEN TUESDAY

Funeral services for M. C. Derden, aged 42 years, White's Chapel, who died at the P. and S. Hospital shortly before noon Monday from injuries sustained in an automobile mishap Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dresden church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn and Rev. Will Minafee.

Surviving are his father, J. P. Derden, Corsicana; four brothers, Archie, Percy, Riley and Secile Derden, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Sykes, Powell and Mrs. Bertha Reeves, Frost, and other relatives.

Derden's death is the second from automobile accidents in Navarro county in 1946. He sustained a broken right leg, shock and internal injuries Sunday night while walking along the pavement on Highway 22 northwest of Corsicana in the White's Chapel community. Officers said the car involved in the accident was driven by Irvin McGraw of Blooming Grove. McGraw went to the county jail and reported the accident after Derden had been sent to the hospital. Archie
B. Derden, a nephew of the deceased, who was with th elder man at the time of the accident, escaped with minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Melvin Hampton Keathley
Nov 3, 1911 - June 14, 1947

M. H. KEATHLEY RITES HELD SUNDAY; BURIAL IN FROST CEMETERY

Funeral service for Mevin H. Keathley, aged 36 years, who died in the Baylor Hospital, Dallas, early Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. A .J Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. He was a native of the Jones Ranch community south of Frost.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Billy Jean, Mary Louise and Wanda Ann Keathley, all of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keathley, Corsicana; and four half-sisters, Mrs. Grover Smith, Frost; Mrs. Odle Moore and Mrs. Horance Hayes, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Gladys Bishop, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pete Moore, Corcicana; Merrell Burdine, Dallas; Beldon English, Frost; Curtis Williams, Corsicana; Johnny Smith, Dallas, and Clarence English, Dallas.

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James Lloyd Hill
Nov 14, 1878 - Jul 22, 1947

WEDNESDAY RITES FOR J. D. HILL WITH BURIAL AT FROST

FROST, July 23.—(Spl—Funeral services for Jim Hill, aged 68 years, former resident of this community, who died at his home in Hillsboro early Tuesday morning, were held from the Frost Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the local cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev, Ernest Hall, Presbyterian minister of Hillsboro, and Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Hillsboro; a brother, Allen Hill, Frost; two sisters and other relatives.

McCormlck Funeral Service directed.

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Sylvia Dawn Wilbanks
July 30, 1947 - July 30, 1947

Rites Held Thursday For Wilbanks Infant

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wilbanks of Frost, who died at the P. and S. Hospital here early Thursday, were held in the Frost Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. C.C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost  Baptist church, delivered the graveside service.

Survivors are the infant's parents, a brother and sister, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dyer and Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Wilbanks, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

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Caddie (Young) Johnson
Mar 10, 1880 - Apr 14, 1947

Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. C. F. Johnson

FROST, April 18.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. C. F. Johnson, aged 67 years, who died Monday at her home in Dallas, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church. Burial was in the local cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Calvin Jenkins, Italy; Rev. J. C. Featherston, Tyler, and Rev. C.C. Ellis, Frost. Nephews were pallbearers.

Native of Arkansas, Mrs. Johnson resided in Navarro county most of her life.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John York, Mrs. Pearl Crow, both of Dallas; Mrs. Ben Gilmore, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Willie Griggs, Avalon; five sons, Lewis Ervin, Richard, and Wilson Johnson, all of Dallas, and Cecil Johnson, Tyler; five brothers, Richard Young, Bynum; John Young, Waco; Al Young, Houston; Tom and Luther Young, both of Arkansas, and other relatives.

McCormick's Funeral Service directed.

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Myrtle (Sheppard) Moore
Aug 28, 1888 - Feb 7, 1919

Died at Frost Last Night

Mrs. Myrtle Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Sims and a granddaughter of Capt. R. J. Sanders, died at Frost last night. The deceased was a widow and is survived by two children, her parents and numerous relatives at Frost.

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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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James E. Borkchum Jr.
Nov 12, 1935 - March 21, 2011

Corsicana —James E. Borkchum Jr., 75, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born on Nov. 12, 1935.

Mr. Borkchum was active in many clubs and organizations in the Navarro County area, serving as Trustee of Navarro College, Board Member of Community Services, Board Member of the Salvation Army, member of Christmas in Action, Board Member of the United Way, Vice President of NAACP, Vice Chairman of Deacon Board at Second Mission Baptist Church, Dean of the Harmony District Association, Assistant Dean of the Harmony District Association, Assistant Dean for the State of Texas Baptist Convention, Sunday School teacher, church choir, instructor for the Baptist Training Union, instructor at CHS for ROTC, Jackson Ex-Students Association, Assistant Secretary of the MLK Board, and Martin Luther King Commission.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James E. Borkchum Sr., and Melicia Borkchum; and by two brothers, Roscoe Fair and Oratio DeWitt.

Survivors include loving and devoted wife, Della Borkchum; three daughters, Deborah Williams of Fort Worth, Theda Earl of Bedford, and Vanessa and husband Antonio Smith of Corsicana; five brothers-in-law, J.T Norwood and wife Lora, and Luke Norwood and wife Bobbie all of Fort Worth, Norman Norwood and wife Brenda of Mansfield, Melvin Norwood and wife Jan of Copperas Cove, and Edwin Norwood and wife Pat of Crowley; sister-in-law, Inez Terry of Fort Worth; adopted daughter, Kim Robinson of Washington D.C.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; he is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and church family.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., with the Rev. Larry Polk officiating. Interment will be at International Cemetery in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the church. Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Norwood, J.T. Norwood Jr., Norman Norwood, Edward Norwood, and Melvin Norwood.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Marques Elijah Bryant
Aug 8, 2006 - March 21, 2011

Corsicana —Marques Elijah Bryant, 4, of Corsicana, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011, at his residence in Corsicana. He was born on August 8, 2006 in Ennis, Texas.

Survivors include his mother, Jessica Nicole Way of Corsicana; father, Mark Bryant Jr., of Corsicana; maternal grandparents, Debbie and Aric Bonner of Corsicana; paternal grandfather, Mark Bryant Sr., of Powell; paternal grandmother, Shirley Bryant; maternal great grandparents, Richard and Wilma Way of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Wilbert and Dora Bonner of Clute; paternal great great grandmother, Mildred Jackson of Corsicana; aunt, Gabriela Bonner of Corsicana; great uncles, Timothy Bonner of Houston, and Kevin Way of Columbus, Ohio; he is also survived by a host of extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Cedar Lake.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Marques Bryant obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charles Rex Carpenter
Aug 29, 1921 - March 20, 2011

Charles Rex Carpenter, 89, lived his life as a God fearing man and met his Maker on Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Rex was a devoted Christian, loyal husband, encouraging father, compassionate grandfather, faithful friend, dedicated professional and certainly loved by many. He not only served his country through the U.S. Air Force but served his community with nearly 60 years in non-profit organization management. Rex was born in Godley on Aug. 29, 1921. He was the youngest of four brothers raised on a farm and ranch in Prairie Hill, where he earned the valedictorian honor of his senior class. Soon after graduating from Westminster College, Rex entered the United States Air Force in 1942 and earned the rank of Staff Sgt. While serving his country with the Eighth Air Force in Norwich, England, Rex attended special classes offered by Oxford University. He returned to Texas and began his career in chamber work when he was hired as a manager of the Plano Chamber of Commerce in 1948. Soon thereafter, he accepted a position with the Prescott, Ark. Chamber of Commerce where he met Mabel Barber. The couple was married July 28, 1951, and moved to Mexia, where they welcomed a baby boy and their only child, Chuck, in Dec. 1952. After brief stops in Ennis and Waxahachie, Rex landed his family in Henderson for 10 years. In 1966, he arrived at his last career stop when he accepted an executive position with the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, which he served for a total of 40 years. Rex was President of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association and was recipient of the Marvin Hurley Award, an honor recognizing distinguished achievement in a career of chamber work.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mabel of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Kathy Carpenter of Denton; he is also survived by his granddaughter, Laura of Austin.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Pallbearers will be Mickey Hillock, David Currey, Ron Watson, Oliver Albritton, Mike O’Neal, Brian McDaniel, Gene Bullard Jr., Mark Meredith, and Jack Meredith. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rose Garden at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Michael Don Lindley
Aug 18, 1958 - March 19, 2011

Michael Don Lindley passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 52.

He was born in Dallas on Aug. 18, 1958, to Donald and Margaret Hill. Michael was a resident of Navarro Mills and worked as an auto body technician.

Survivors include his parents, Don and Margaret Lindley of Ovilla; his children, Shannon and Paul Fuller of Palmer, and Shanea and Charley Duncan, and Shelley and Chris McAfee all of Waxahachie, and Audrey Lindley of Midlothian; sister, Renee Starkey of Red Oak; three grandchildren, Karlee, Charlie Jr., and Tristan; he is also is survived by four nieces.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Fuller, Charley Duncan, Brandon Spence, Danny Wagner, Todd McGraw, Jody Patterson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Norine Ponder
April 27, 1918 - March 15, 2011

Norine Ponder was born on April 27, 1918, in Frost, and passed away on March 15, 2011, in Dallas.

She graduated from Frost High School in 1934, Hillsboro Junior College, and attended North Texas University. She later worked as payroll clerk, book-keeper, and taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Dallas for 60 years.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Bill and David Ponder; sister, Catherine Stockard; and her parents Freeman and Nannie (Albritton) Ponder.

Survivors include her sisters, Gay Wright of Corsicana, Elizabeth Froese of Dallas, and Robbie Elmore and husband Harold Elmore of Frost; sisters-in-law, Nell Ponder of Corsicana, and Ann Ponder of Dallas; brother-in-law, Buford Stockard of Corsicana; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas.

A graveside service was held on March 18, 2011, at Frost Cemetery in Frost.

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Rita Mae (McNutt) Raines-Shankle
Sept 1, 1935 - March 19, 2011

Rita Mae McNutt Shankle, 75, a longtime Dawson resident, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at a Corsicana hospital.

Rita was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Corsicana to Dennis and Mary McNutt. She lived most all of her life in the Dawson area and owned and operated R & S Escort Service which escorted trucks over the entire country.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Edward McNutt.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Bob Shankle of Dawson; three children, Charles Raines and wife Christeen of Dawson, Shelia Denise Leath and husband Gene of Liberty Hill, and Richard Beneclayton Raines and wife Billie of Dawson; a brother, A.V. McNutt and wife Ardis of Mount Calm; 12 grandchildren, Melanie Raines of Virginia, Nathan Raines of Austin, Ryan Foreman of Dawson, Heath Foreman of Arlington, Heather Davis of Round Rock, Michael Crosswhite of Rockwall, Jesse Raines of Hubbard, Sara Raines of Dawson, Tabitha Brock of Dawson, Hilah Brock of Arlington, Orrin Brock of Dawson and Shalena Brock of Dawson; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. David Arnett officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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