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Willard James Tipping
Mar 14, 1920 - May 23, 1962

Jim Tipping Dies Seminole
BLOOMING GROVE, May 24 —(Spl.)— Jim W. Tipping, 42, water well driller at Seminole, Texas, died as a result of an accident at a water well drilling site Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church here with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Claude A. Weingand, pastor. A native of the Lone Cedar community, Tipping had been in the Seminole area for 15 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Tipping; five sons, James, Edward, Larry, Charles and Bobby Tipping, and a daughter, Diane Tipping, all of Seninole; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Tipping, Blooming Grove; three brothers, W. O. and E. G. Tipping, both of Snyder, and G. C. Tipping. Athens; a sister, Mrs. R. D. Garrison, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Funeral Set Today For W. J. Tipping, 42
SEMINOLE, May 24, (Spl) - Funeral services for Willard Jim Tipping, 42-year-old water well drilling crewman who died of asphyxiation Wednesday after he fell to the bottom of a 50-foot irrigation well being drilled near here, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Christian Church at Blooming Grove, west of Corsicana.
Tipping will be buried at Blooming Grove, his former home.
Funeral services were held here Thursday.
Tipping is survived by his wife; a daughter, Dianna Tipping, and five sons, James, Edward, Larry, Charles and Bobby Tipping of Seminole, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Tipping of Blooming Grove.

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Maggie Lula (Griffin) Tipton
Mar 26, 1881 - Jun 16, 1960

Friday Rites
For Mrs. Tipton
BLOOMING GROVE, June 17
--(Spl.)—Mrs. Maggie Lou Tipton, 82, native of Purdon, died at Hurst, Texas, Thursday.
Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel here with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Carl Gilberson, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Mrs. Tipton, the widow of the late Jim Tipton, local merchant, moved to Big Spring 12 years ago. She had been at Hurst only a short time.
Surviving are a son, L. E. Tipton, Grapevine; a grand son and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers were W. A. Crawford, Ben Shell, Oscar Ingram, R. Bruce McCormick, Drew Gillen and W. P. Orme.

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Omer Lee Thompson
Sep 12, 1909 - Oct 25, 1950

O. L. Thompson
Dies At Refugio
Omer Lee Thompson, 41, native of Blooming Grove, died in Refugio Oct. 25 following an operation.
Thompson had resided in Refugio for the past 11 years, and was an employee of the United Gas Corporation.
Surviving are the widow, of Refugio; three sons, Robert, of Woodsboro; Charles Ray, now in the Marine Corps at San Diego, Calif., and Lindy Gone of Refugio; two daughters, Mrs. John Gillis of Goliad and Reba Joe Thompson of Refugio; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thompson of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Dude Brittain and Mrs. Gordon Hope, both of Refugio, and Mrs. Dewey Littlejohn of Lubbock.

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Mary Olivia (Watson) O'Riley
Jan 12, 1883 - Dec 14, 1937

SISTER CORSICANA
WOMAN DIED DALLAS;
BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Fred O’Reilly, 46, of Dallas, sister of Mrs. Lawrence Ransom, Corsicana, died at 4:30 Tuesday morning at her home in Dallas, and the body was taken to Blooming Grove, her childhood home, where burial will be made sometime Wednesday. Mrs. O’Reilly had been ill for some time.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ransom, Corsicana; Mrs. H. D. Willeford, Austin, and Mrs. W. H. Jones, Breckenridge, and one brother, G. L. Watson, Memphis, Tex.

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FORMER BLOOMING GROVE RESIDENT BURIED HERE

Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning for Mrs. Olivia Watson O'Reilley [sic] who died in Dallas Tuesday morning at the home of Mrs. Mollie McCormick, with Rev. H. R. McDaniel, pastor of the Sirst Methodist church, conducting the rites.

Mrs. O'Reilley was born and reared in Blooming Grove and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Watson.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. H. D. Willeford, Austin; Mrs. Will Jones, Parks; Mrs. L. D. Ransom, Corsicana; one brother, Dick Watson, Memphis, Texas.

The McCormick Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 17, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Ros

William Alex Bryant
Sep 7, 1892 - Dec 18, 1982

Alex Bryant
Alex Bryant, 90, Blooming Grove resident, died early Saturday in Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the pastor, the Rev. Dave Fortner, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove. Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.
His wife, Vera, preceded him in death in 1970, and a son, J. P. [
or J. T.] Bryant, died in 1977.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth J. Bryant, of Waxahachie; a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Watkins of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Charles Fred "Straw" Kagler
May 13, 1909 - Aug 15, 1985

Charlie Kagler
BLOOMING GROVE—Charlie F. “Straw” Kagler, 76, of Blooming Grove died Thursday morning in Blooming Grove.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary W. Kagler of Blooming Grove; three daughters, Doris Anderson of McAllen, Sue Childress of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Charlene Kagler of Baytown; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Vallee Tatt Kagler of Angus.
Pallbearers will be Gary Anderson, Gary Childress, Tom Childress, Ben Kagler, Jim Kagler, Albert Kagler Jr. and Ed Kagler Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. E. R. Hamby, Jay Sewell Jr. and Arnie Johnson.

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James W. "Jim" Robison
1886 – Apr 10, 1955

Former Policeman Dies In Dallas
Jim Robinson, 79, former Corsicana policeman, died in Dallas Sunday.
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p. m. from the Blooming Grove Methodist church with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lily Mae Counts, Corsicana; a grandson, Jimmy Yarber, Corsicana: two brothers, F. L. Robinson, Dallas, and J. C. Robinson, Abbott; a sister, Mrs. Mamie Crocker, Abbott, and other relatives.
Robinson served on the Corsicana police force during the oil boom in the early 1920’s.
Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Drew Gillen, Robert High, Miller Reid, H. S. Whorton and Hollis Pitts.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Robert Nathaniel Moody
Apr 30, 1874 - Nov 7, 1936

RODERT N. MOODY OF BLOOMING GROVE WAS BURIED SUNDAY
Robert Nathaniel Moody, age 62 years, died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning following an illness of a week. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Revs. Vaughn and McCullock, Baptist ministers. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.
Mr. Moody was a native of Mississippi but had lived in Navarro county since 1917: He was living in the Blooming Grove community at the time of his death.
Surviving are his wife, six sons, J. L. Moody, Dallas; Lawrence Moody, Dallas; Robert Moody, Athens; Chester Moody, Palestine; Lamar Moody, Dawson; Marion Moody, Barry; four daughters, Mrs. John McClure, Blooming Grove; Mrs. J. A. Lane, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. T. Slater, Frost; Mrs. Carl Coker, Barry; 19 grandchildren, three brothers, one half brother and other relatives.

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PROMINENT FARMER DIED LATE SATURDAY NIGHT

Robert N. Moody, aged 62, died in a Corsicana hospital Saturday night and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the First Baptist church, conducted by Revs. Vaughn and McCulloch.
Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr. Moody was a native of Mississippi and had lived in this community for many years. He was a successful farmer and a useful citizen and had been an active member of the Baptist church since the age of 16 years.
The deceased was a devoted husband and father and believed in clean moral living.

Pallbearers were J. E. McClure, Albert Lane, Will Slater, Carl Coker, Loyd Moody and J. B. McClure.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. R. N. Moody; four daughters, Mrs. J. E.
McClure, Mrs. Albert Lane, Mrs. Carl Coker, all of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Will Slater, of Dawson; six sons, Jesse and Lawrence Moody, Dallas; Robert Moody, Athens; Chester Moody, Conroe; Lawrence and Marvin Moody, Blooming Grove; four brothers, Ike Moody, Blooming Grove; Lee Moody, Corsicana, Will Moody, of Lolita. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren.

Funeral services were under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Service.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 13, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
     

Bertha Sue (McGraw) Moore
Oct 29, 1929 - Feb 7, 1974

Mrs. Moore
Funeral services are pending in Tuscon, Ariz, for Mrs. Bertha Sue McGraw Moore, 44, who died Thursday in Tuscon after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Blooming Grove.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Terrie Moore of Tuscon and Mrs. Linda Prebel of Denver, Colo.; her mother, Mrs. Lacy McGraw of Blooming Grove; six brothers, Earl McGraw and Erwin McGraw, both of Corsicana, Fred McGraw and Joe McGraw, both of Blooming Grove, L. O. McGraw of Barry, and Clay McGraw of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Littlejohn of Milford, Mrs. Pauline North of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Dell Phillips of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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George Leonidas Magee
Oct 22, 1857 - Apr 24, 1919

Died Near Blooming Grove Geo. Magee, aged 60 years, for many years; a good citizen of that community, died last night near Blooming Grove and the funeral took place at the Grove this afternoon. His wife and several grown children survive.

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Gayland Dwight Slater
Mar 27, 1947 - Mar 29, 1947

Funeral Services Held For Infant
Funeral services for Gayland Dwight Slater, one-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Slater. Jr., who died In the Methodist Hospital in Dallas Saturday night, were held in Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. L. Hall, pastor of the First Baptist church of Blooming Grove, with interment in Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, W. T. Slater, III. and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Slater, Sr., all of Dallas: and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Emma; Moody. Corsicana, Route 2 and Mrs. Mattie Nutt, Frost. McCormick's Funeral Service directed.

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Jeanella Hughlet (McCluney) Willeford
Jun 20, 1889 - Jul 8, 1965

Former Teacher Blooming Grove Rites Sunday
BLOOMING GROVE, July 10 (Spl)—Mrs. Hughlet McCluney Williford, 76. a former Blooming Grove teacher, died Thursday in Burbank, Calif. Funeral services will be held from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel here Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Loyd Coker, pastor of the First Methodist church. Surviving are a son, Lewis Williford. North Hollywood, Calif.; three brothers, Eugene McCluney, Fort Worth; Fennis McCluney, Waxahachie, and Logan McCluney, Kerens; four - sisters, Mrs. Leona Anderson, Kerens; Mrs. Winfred Berry, Austin; Mrs. Katherine Turner, Dawson, and Mrs. Beatrice Beasley, Roane; and other relatives.   
Pallbearers will be Norman Brister, Earn Williams, W. P. Orme, A. D. Garrison and Bruce McCormick, all of Blooming Grove, and Clyde Nicholson, Barry.

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Lloyd Woodrow Ragain
Jan 26, 1918 - Apr 26, 1965
 

Lloyd Ragain
Fatally Hurt
BLOOMING GROVE, April 29 (Spl.)—Lloyd Ragain, 48, was fatally injured Tuesday at Yuma, Ariz., when a water tank truck overturned. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Central Baptist church with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Rudy McVey, pastor.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Imogene Ward Ragain, Yuma, formerly of Blooming Grove; a son, Mike Ragain, U.S. Navy at Orange; a grandchild, father, brother and a sister, all of Loraine, Texas, and other relatives. The body will arrive in Corsicana Friday night by train.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Jap Prisoner Rites Slated
B.G. Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE, April 30 (Spl.)— Rites will be held here Saturday at 10 a.m. for Lloyd Ragaln, 48, of Yuma, Arizona, who was fatally injured Tuesday there when a water tank truck overturned.
Services will be held from the McCormick Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Rudy McVey, pastor of Central Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Ragain, an Army veteran of World War II in the Pacific theater, was captured in the Philippines in 1941 and spent 43 months as a prisoner of the Japanese. He was decorated for outstanding service with his unit.
Surviving are his widow, Imogene Ward Ragain of Yuma; a son, Mike Lloyd, in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Orange, Texas; one grandchild; father, W. R. Ragain, Loraine; two brothers, LeRoy and Stanley Ragain, Loraine; a sister and other relatives.

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Mary Helen (McManus) Price
Apr. 23, 1931 - Mar. 16, 2011

Mary Helen Price, 79, of Quinlan, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at her home. Funeral services celebrating Mary’s life will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 18, 2011 at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan with Pastor David Hall officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. at
Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas.

Mary was born April 23, 1931 in Trinidad, Texas. She was the daughter of the late James Oscar McManus and Margie Ruth McManus. Mary was raised in the Mankin and Trinidad area. She married Melvin Hilton Price, Sr., on July 22, 1950 and they made their home in Quinlan. Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and playing the piano. Mary was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Terrell. She is preceded in death by her husband who passed away on March 1, 2003, and one sister, Florence Price.

She is loved and will be missed by her sons, Melvin Hilton Price, Jr. of Quinlan and David Craig Price and wife Shelia of Quinlan. Daughter, Melba Sank and husband Stephen of Lone Oak. Brother, Leon McManus and wife Joyce. Sisters, Hazel Price of Quinlan and Liller Durham of Austin. Grandchildren, Misti, Brandi, Amanda, Craig, Joey, Alisa, Sherry, Janna, Kesha, Kendra, Joshua, and Amber. She also had 18 great-grandchildren.

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  • Quinlan-Tawakoni News - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Melvin Hilton Price d/o James Oscar McManus and Margie Edna (Ruth) McManus

Wilma Carlene "Honey" (Mills) Westbrook-McQuary
Jan 5, 1918 - May 7, 2011

Corsicana — Wilma “Honey” Westbrook McQuary, 93, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, at her residence in Kerens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Wilma Westbrook McQuary, 93, a member of Navarro County pioneer family, passed away peacefully at her home in Kerens on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

“Honey,” as she was known from an early age by family and friends, was born Jan. 5, 1918, in Kerens, the only child of James Thomas and Ina Johnson Mills. After graduating from Kerens High School in 1936 she married Sidney Westbrook in August of that year. They lived in Kerens and brought up their three daughters there until her husband’s untimely death in 1970. In 1989 she married Herman McQuary who passed away in 2010. Wilma was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens where for many years she was the pianist and a teacher in the beginner department.

Survivors include her daughters, Carlene Woolf and husband Don, Nelda Westbrook, and Becky Haynie, all of Corsicana; granddaughters, Neely Minchew of Fairfield, and Sarah Sullivan of Corsicana; she is also survived by great-grandsons Jacob Jones and Logan Todd, both of Fairfield.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Edwards, Don Green, Lloyd Smith, Kip Whorton, Gene Bullard Jr., and her great-grandson, Jacob Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kerens First Baptist Church Building Fund for First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 219, Kerens, TX 75144.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Lorean (Melton) McCulloch
May 20, 1916 - May 7, 2011

Lorean McCulloch, 95, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011.

She was born May 20, 1916, in Dresden to James Grover Melton and Amanda Lou Stewart Melton. Lorean graduated from Blooming Grove High School and was a member of the Westside Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her son, Jerry McCulloch; and by her brothers and sisters, Ruben Melton, Lylan Morton, Lou Etta Ewing, Addie Pearl Johnson, Dorothy Eaton, Cecil Melton, Darlene Beckler, Baby Earl, and J.D. Melton.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Williams of Rice; brothers and sister, Grover Melton of Dresden, Dean Melton of Corsicana, and Syble Malone of Corsicana; grandchildren, Richard McCulloch, Susan Spoerl, Allen Williams, Darlene McCullough, Kathy Yakesch, and Cindy Turner; eight great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; she is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, and very special roommate and friend, Helen Detirck.

The family would like to thank Country Meadows and Mercy Hospice.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darren Heil officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Spoerl, Jeremy Williams, Ethan Williams, Heath McCullough, Noah Whestler, Nathan Brown, Dalton McCullough, and Brandon McCulloch.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patsy "Pat" Pearson
Aug 30, 1942 - May 7, 2011

Patsy “Pat” Pearson lived a full life as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, after a courageous battle against several lengthy illnesses.

She was a woman of deep faith and love. For everyone Pat met she always had a kind word, warm heart, and an infectious smile. As a member of the Mildred Baptist Church, she relished in the friendships and devotion she found within its congregation.

Patsy is preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Pearson Adams.

Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Clarence; son, Scott and his wife Vance; three grandchildren, Josh, Dusttin, and Shannon; she is also survived by one great grandchild, Sophia.

The family requests that donations be made to the Mildred Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at Mildred Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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INFANT DAUGHTER of J.C. Warner
Died April 9, 1939

BABY DIED SUNDAY MORNING AT POWELL; BURIAL POST OAK
The Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warner died Sunday morning at the family home near Powell. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment at the Post Oak cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, five brothers and two sisters.
Corley Funeral Home had charge.

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Cynthia C. White
Mar 1871 - Sep 8, 1954

Cynthia C. White Dies In Amarillo
Funeral services for Miss Cynthia C. White, 83, who died in Amarillo Wednesday, were held from the Frost Methodist church Friday at 10 a.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
A native of Navarro county, Miss White formerly resided in the Frost and Blooming Grove communities but for the past 10 years had made her home with a niece, Mrs. Savilla Reed, in Amarillo.
Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Frank Bowen and Mrs. Reed, both of Amarillo Mrs. Zula Griffin, Mesquite, and Mrs. Lena Langston, Dallas; three nephews. Rufus Bruner, Dallas; Chester Bruner, Waco, and Dick Bruner, Houston, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed

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William M. Conner
1888 - Sept 3, 1973

Elder Conner
Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Living God P.G.T. for Elder W. M. Conner, 84, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Bishop C. H. Hunter, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Friendship Cemetery in Eureka, Tex. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home.
He was a minister for 50 years and was pastor of Malakoff Church of God in Christ for 28 years. He also pastored at Mt. Pleasant, Tyler and Hearne. He was an evangelist worker with the Orphan Home in Waco.
He was married to the former Josephine Kendrick in 1925.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, William Conner of Houston and Lawrence Jones of Dallas; a brother, Charlie Conner of Mexia; a sister, Mrs. Harriett Gibson of Waxahachie; and other relatives.
Pallbearers include Robert Reed, Harold Brooks, Freddie Lise, Jessie Green and J. H. Roberson.

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Ruth A. "Ruthie" Kendricks
Dec 25, 1892 - Apr 23, 1971

Kendricks

Eureka—Funeral services for Mrs. Ruthie Kendricks 78, of Eureka will be at 2:30 p.m Monday at Friendship Baptist Church. Rev. E. C. Davis will officiate with burial in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kendricks died Friday morning at her home. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foreman, she was born on Dec. 25,1892 in Eureka. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church and was church secretary and a member of the Jerusalem Chapter 109, Eastern Star.
Survivors include her widower, John Kendricks of Eureka; one daughter, Mrs. Willie Paige Jennings of Eureka, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ladron Walker, Aubrey Woods, Joe Walker, Eurn Bluitt, W. C. Hawthorne, Horace Walker.

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Joseph Copeland Price
Sep 23, 1882 - Aug 1, 1976

Services were last Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for J. C. Price, 93, resident of Kerens, who died Sunday at Evergreen Nursing Home.
The Rev. David Hale and the Rev. Van Houser officiated with burial following at Emmett Cemetery.
Price was a native of Emmett, former resident of Kerens, retired farmer, former custodian of Corsicana High School, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.
Survivors include three sons, E.C. Price of Athens, W.H. Price of Corsicana, and K.A. Price of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Laura Ware of Houston, Mrs. Joe Gunn of Abilene, and Mrs. Willie Dean West of Kerens; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Warren of Athens and Mrs. Lela Terry of New Mexico; a brother, John Price of Tahoka; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

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James Albert Orange
Nov 13, 1889 - Mar 7, 1949

Albert Orange Rites Wednesday

KERENS, March 9—(Spl—Funeral rites for Albert Orange, formerly of the Bazette community, were held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Stockton Funeral Home. He died at Hempstead, Texas, Sunday.
Orange married Davie Doyle, sister of Mrs. Tom Layfield of Kerens, a number of years ago at Bazette.

Burial was at Prairie Point cemetery with Bro. George W. Hardin, missionary of the Church of Christ, officiating.

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Roxana J. "Roxie" (Brown) Archer
Feb 10, 1864 - Mar 19, 1941

AGED BURNS VICTIM DIED IN CORSICANA LATE WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Roxie Annie Archer, aged 77 years, of Barry, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon about 5 o'clock as the result of burns sustained at her home late Tuesday night. Mrs. Archer sustained the burns while attempting to light a fire in a fireplace.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence at Barry. Burial was in the White Church cemetery near Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. W.P. Morton, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, P.H. Archer, Barry, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Smith, Arlington, and Mrs. Nettie Goodman, Wichita Falls.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - March 21, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Roxana J. "Roxie" Ann (Brown) Archer ADDITIONAL OBIT

Funeral Services For Mrs. Archer Held Saturday

The funeral services for Mrs. Roxie Annie Archer, aged 77 years, were held Thursday afternoon of last week at 3 o'clock from the family residence near Barry. Interment was made in the White church cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. P. Morton, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.

Mrs. Archer died in a Corsicana hospital Wednesday afternoon about 5 o'clock as the result of burns sustained at her home late Tuesday night.

She is survived by her husband, P. H. Archer Barry; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Smith, Arlington and Mrs. Nettie Goodman, Wichita Falls.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, March 28, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Margaret Alice (Burleson) Baker
Sept 20, 1875 - Oct 21, 1976

Mrs. Baker
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. F. E. Baker, 101, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at the Twilight Home.

Mrs. Baker, a native of Freestone county, was a former resident of Stamps, Ark. Her husband, Dr. F. E. Baker of Stamps, Ark., proceeded her in death. She had lived with her neice, Mrs. J. E. King, of Corsicana, for the past 21 years.
She is survived by a number of neices and nephews including Mrs. King, Mrs. L. E. Kelton, and Mrs. W. S. Jackson, all of Corsicana.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Shirley June Humphries
Jan 5, 1938 - Nov 22, 1939

FUNERAL RITES FOR LITTLE GIRL HELD SATURDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Shirley June Humphries, 22-months-old of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Humphries who died Friday morning, were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Humphries; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Deskin, and Mrs Jessie Humphries, all of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were W. B. Humphries, Sam Mumphries, Ray Deskin and Ted Deskin. Honorary pallbearers were Douglas Beauchamp, Williard Summerall, Joe Humphries, Jack Reed, G. B. Garrett, Cecil Humphries Harlan
Johnson, Elsie B. Travis, and Homer Humphries.

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William Patrick Brown, Sr.
Apr 29, 1892 - Dec 26, 1964

Sunday Rites For W.P. Brown

Final rites for W.P. (Pat) Brown, druggist in Navarro county 52 years, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning, were held Slunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, assisted by Capt. Jesse Duncan, Salvation Army.

Native of Richland, brown attended the First Officers Training Camp at Leon Springs, near San Antonio, in 1917 when war was declared by the U.S. against Germany and her allies. He served as an infantry officer overseas.

Brown operated a drug concern at Richland before purchasing the Johnson Pharmacy in the mid-1920's.

Brown was formerly police and fire commissioner.

He served as president of the Corsicana Civitan club and later after that club disbanded, was president of the Corsicana Rotary club. He was chairman of the Salvation Army advisory board for many years and held a life membership in recognition of his service to this organization. He was a member of all Masonic Bodies including the Shrine and the IOOF.

Surviving are his wife, 625 North Twenty-Fifth street; three daughters, Mrs. George A. Teer, Jr., Jackson, Tenn.; Mrs. Paul G. Ash, LaMarque, and Mrs. T.N. Winnerg, San Antonio; 14 grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. O.R. Smith, Waco; Mrs. Fred Schuster and Misses Beryl and Electra Brown, all of Dallas, and other relatives including a nephew, Neal Brown, Richland.

Pallbearers were C.C. Weatherford, Henry B. Sikes, Andy Fondren, Curtis Paterson, Miller Reid, J.W. Hall, Lacy Oldham and John Gerken.

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Linda (Lee) Castle
June 14, 1946 - Jan 21, 1974

Mrs. Castle

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Linda Lee Castle, 27, who died Sunday in a car accident in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Castle was a native of Phoenix, Arizona, and was residing in Gastonia, N.C. at the time of her death.
She is survived by two daughters, Theresa Castle and Terri Castle; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee of Corsicana; three brothers, Bobby Joe Lee, Ronnie Lee and Lonnie Lee, all of Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs, Wanda Honea of Corsicana, Mrs. Pegge Lowe of Valley Mills, and Mrs. Nellie Hartford of Toledo, Ohio.

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Merritt Haynie (Crawford) Metzger
Oct 6, 1883 - June 20, 1953

Mrs. Metzger Dies Saturday

Mrs. Merritt Haynie Metzger, 69, resident of Corsicana 45 years, died at Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. .
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Ratliff, and a son, M. L. Haynie, both of Corsicana; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, five brothers, C. A. Cranford, Corsicana; H. H. Cranford, Purdon; Jim Cranford, Norman, Okla.; Reuben Cranford, Silver City, and Ted Cranford, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Y. W. Swearingen, Mt. Selman; Mrs. Lela Chandler and Mrs. Lillian Garner, both of Houston, and Mrs. Katie Widener, Silver City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Moore, J. W. Dunlap, Loyd Collard, Homer Jones, Harold Jones and Millard Patterson.

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Elizabeth M. Witcher
Dec 1, 1910 - Aug 3, 1947

SUNDAY AFTERNOON RITES ARE PLANNED FOR MRS. WITCHER

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Witcher, formerly Miss Elizabeth Posey of Corsicana, who died in her home at Sedalia, Mo., Thursday night, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Internment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church .
Surviving are her husband, Wm. Witcher, Sedalia, Mo.; a son, Wesley Earl Smith, Sedalia; stepfather, Otis Pate, Kilgore; a brother, Carl Posey, Sapulpa, Okla.; two nieces, three aunts, Mrs. Roy Justice, Corsicana; Mrs. Charles Peters, Coolidge, Ariz.; and Mrs. Lona Trull, Kilgore; two uncles, Homer McLeod, Dallas, and Terry McLeod, Dickinson, and other relatives.

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Johnnie (Patton) Bescher
1893 - July 15, 1930

OKLAHOMA WOMAN DIES IN CORSICANA ON TUESDAY NIGHT
Mrs. Johnnie Bescher, aged 37 years, of Tulsa, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Patton, 1030 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday night at 11:45 following an illness of two weeks, and the funeral will be held at Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock.

The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are one daughter, Bobette, aged eight years: parents, six brothers, Garret Patton, Houston; James Patton, Houston; Arthur Patton, Monterrey, Calif.; Richard Patton, San Antonio; J.C. Patton, New York City and Paul Patton, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Prine and Mrs. Leslie Myers, both of Wichita Falls; and one half-brother, Louis Patton.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TULSA WOMAN HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnie Bescher, 37, of Tulsa, who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Patton, 1030 West Sixth avenue, after an illness of two weeks, Tuesday night at 11:45 were held at
Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at five where interment was made. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are one daughter, Bobette, aged eight years; parents, six brothers, Garret Patton, Houston; James Patton, Houston; Arthur Patton, Monterrey, Calif.; Richard Patton, San Antonio; J. C. Patton, New York City and Paul Patton, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Prine and Mrs. Leslie Myers, both of Wichita Falls; and one half-brother, Louis Patton.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Ellen (Redden) Myrick
Dec 25, 1883 - Mar 8, 1921

Relatives Were Here

In reporting the death and burial of the late Mrs. Ellen Redden Myrick last week the Sun did not know of the presence here to attend the funeral of following relatives: N. R. Myrick and wife of Seagoville, father and mother of the deceased lady's husband; his brother and family from Brownwood; Mrs. Winnie Myrick Haynie and daughter Jean of Kemp; and Mrs. Roxie Myrick-Barber of Celeste. A note to this paper from Mr. N. R. Myrick, a former good citizen here says that the entire list of relatives are grateful indeed to the people of Corsicana for their many acts of kindness and for the beautiful flowers sent in on the occasion of the burial of Mrs. Myrick.

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Clinton Ecklman
Mar 4, 1921 - May 31, 1921

Died Last Night
Clinton Ecklman, tho 3-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Ecklman, died at the family home, 710 North Tenth street, at 2:30 this morning, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon.

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Billy Lamar Gillen, Sr.
Sep 26, 1924 - May 17, 1982

Billy Gillen
BLOOMING GROVE—Billy Gillen, 57, of Blooming Grove, died Monday night in Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Service is Wednesday, 2 p.m., Central Baptist Church, Blooming Grove. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Rev. Neal Rogers and Buster Jordan will officiate.
Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wanda Gillen of Blooming Grove; one son Billy Gillen, Jr., of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Gail Hill of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Blake Gillen of Corsicana and Charles Drew Gillen of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Maxine Brown of Corsicana and Wynell Patterson of Farmers Branch; one granddaughter and four grandsons.
Pallbearers are Ross Chambers, W. M. Putman, Dickie Watson, O. C. Bridges, Ed Hill and Doug Magee.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Navarro College Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.

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Poem posted in the Blooming Grove Times - 1943

SON SENDS POEM HOME TO PARENTS

Mr. and Mrs. Drew Gillen received the following poem from their son, Billy, who is in training at Spokane, Washington, and we publish it as Billy's Christmas Card to all the home folks.

"OUR BOY BILL"

He won't be home this year on Christmas Eve, But even though he can't be with - Still, We're grateful for the letters we receive, ------from our boy, Bill,

He writes us almost every week
and yet,
We always seem to find a brand
new thrill
With each and every letter that we get,
------from our boy, Bill,

He's changed a lot since he left
home, I'm sure,
I guess they've sort of "put him
through the mill",
His letters sound so manly, so
mature,
------from our boy, Bill,

We pride ourselves on being
"tough as leather:,
But as we read, our eyes begin
to fill---
For War, somehow, has brought
us close together,
------With our boy, BILL.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 10, 1943
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" (Simpson) Willeford
Apr 19, 1871 - Jul 2, 1958

Mrs. Willeford
Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Mattie Willeford, 87, native of Barry, died in a Hillsboro Clinic Wednesday afternoon. She had made her home in Malone for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor.
Surviving are a son, Frank Willeford, Malone; a daughter Mrs. R. V. Dunbar, Henderson; two sisters, Mrs. W. T. McClusky and Mrs. Belle Sanders, both of Austin; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Ray McClusky, Leo McClusky, Olin McClusky, White Willeford, Gus Willeford and Lloyd Simpson.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Friday, July 4, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Floyd (Kildee) Ingram
Jul 4, 1882 - Apr 22, 1961

Bank Custodian Rites Monday

BLOOMING GROVE, April 24 (Spl.)—Floyd “Kildee” Ingram, 78 year old negro, custodian at the First State Bank and barber shop for many years, died in an automobile Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hospital after seeing his physician a short time earlier.

Ingram was born at Fairfield and came to Blooming Grove in 1914 as a cotton-picker recruited at Teague. He had been the porter at a Teague hotel at $1.00 per week salary.

In 1915 he became custodian of the bank and at the barber shop the following year.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Blooming Grove negro Methodist church with burial in the Pruitt cemetery east of town with McCormick’s Funeral Service in charge. Pallbearers were three white and three negro friends. He was a Methodist. A sister resides in Arizona.

The parents of “Kildee” were slaves.

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WEDNESDAY RITES
Funeral services for Floyd “Kildee" Ingram, aged Blooming Grove negro, who was DOA at Memorial hospital Sunday, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Tyree Chapel AME church, with McCormick Funeral Service directing.

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Sabra D. (Jones) Simpson
Oct 26, 1881 - Mar 15, 1965

Mrs. Simpson, 83 Expires Monday
Mrs. Sabra Simpson, 88, native of Bryan, resident of the Blooming Grove area most of her life, died at the Hilliard-Bryan Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev Hubert Taylor, pastor. Surviving are a step-son, Harry E. Simpson, Gainesville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Virgle Henry Fuller
Oct 22, 1878 – Nov 13, 1942

FROST MAN BURIED AT BLOOMING GROVE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
FROST, Nov. 17,--(Spl.)--Virgle H. Fuller, 64, died at the home of a son, Jess Fuller here Friday night after a lingering illness Funeral rites were held from the Baptist church here Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. D. P. Cagle, the pastor, in charge.
Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora Sandlin Fuller; four sons, Jess, Olin and Homer Fuller, all of Frost, and Sam Fuller, U. S. army, Fort Hill, Va.; a brother, C. L. Fuller, Blooming Grove; and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Palmer, Kaufman.
Pallbearers were Oran Williams and Jimmy Strain, Frost; Jay Sewell, Gilmer Sheppard, Drew Gillen and Joe George, all of Blooming Grove.
McCormick's Funeral Service in charge.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, November 17, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mamie (Ewing) Fuller; 2nd wife Dora (Sandlin) Fuller; s/o Sam Houston Fuller & Elizabeth (Gordon) Fuller

Samuel Eugene “Sammie” Milne
Jun. 20, 1930 - Jul. 22, 1930

Baby Died After Operation Here
BLOOMING GROVE, July 28.— The four weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mullen of the Lone Cedar community, died in the Navarro
Clinic in Corsicana Tuesday following an operation for appendicitis, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with interment
in Rose Hill cemetery.

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Bertha Ethel (Frederick) Sheffield
Mar 23, 1888 - Aug 8, 1965

Mrs. Sheffield Rites Tuesday
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug 9 (Spl.) - Mrs. Bertha Sheffield, 77, native of Blooming Grove, died Sunday in a Waxahachie nursing home. She had been a resident of Mesquite since 1951. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Irving. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Officiating: will be Rev. Joe Dowell, pastor of the church in Irving of which she was a member, and assisting will be Rev. L. H. Raney of the Farley Street Baptist church of Waxahachie. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
She is survived by one son Wayne Sheffield of Irving; three daughters, Mrs. E. R. Saunders, Waxahachie; Mrs. J. M. Edlin, Van Horn ; and Mrs. Leon Crouch, Mesquite; three brothers, R. E. Frederick and Wayne Frederick, Dallas, and Otho Frederick, Lewisville; four sisters, Mrs. Eula McGraw, Blooming Grove; Mrs. E. C McCracken, El Paso; Mrs. James Howard, Milford; and Mrs. Frank White, San Antonio; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Lillie Jeanette (Dixon) Thomas
Oct. 01, 1890 – Dec. 20, 1965

Mrs. Thomas of Dallas Expires
BLOOMING GROVE. Dec. 22 (Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Jeanette Thomas, 75, of Dallas, who died Monday in Dallas, were held Wednesday at 10 a. m. from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Dr. Wilkes, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church in Dallas. A native of Bonham, Mrs. Thomas formerly resided here before moving to Dallas. Surviving are her husband, J. W. Thomas, a son. Charles E. Thomas; three daughters. Mrs. John F. Thomas, Mrs. Charles L. Lennon and Miss Dorothy Lee Thomas, all of Dallas; a Brother, Lee Dixon, California; a half-brother, Esker Dixon, Austin; a sister, Mrs. B. G. Gill, Blooming Grove; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Ernest Austin, Arlis Martin, John P. Thomas, Charles L. Lennon and George Thomas, all of Dallas; Ray Melton, Fort Worth; Kenneth
Kirkpatrick, Killeen, and C. E. Youngblood. Blooming Grove.

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Thomas Charles Ramsey, Jr.
Jun 28, 1891 - Jun 19, 1965

T.C. Ramsey, 74, Rites Monday BLOOMING GROVE, June 21 (Spl)—Thomas Charles Ramsey, 74, retired, World War I veteran, died in Fort Worth Saturday. He was born at Cotton Gin, Texas, June 18, 1891. Funeral services were held from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel here Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
The rites were conducted by J. Willard Morrow, Church of Christ minister of Fort Worth, assisted by Rev. Loyd Coker, pastor of the First Methodist church here.
Surviving are three brothers, G. E. Ramsey, Sr., Blooming Grove; G. C. Ramsey, Lubbock, and J. F. Ramsey, Sr., Houston; a sister, Mrs. Winnie Woodard, Hubbard, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Phil Woodard, Hubbard; Jim R. Ramsey, Oklahoma City; G. E. Ramsey, Jr., Waxahachie; Gordon Page, Albert Saunders and R. Bruce McCormick, all of Blooming Grove.

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INFANT SON Mahone
Dec 17, 1938 - Dec 17, 1938


Baby Died Saturday In Local Hospital The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Mahone of Blooming Grove died at the Navarro clinic Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Grove cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Surviving are the parents.
Corley Funeral Home directed - the arrangements.

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Arthur Fred Griffin Sr.
Nov 16, 1913 - Jan 3, 1965

A. F. Griffin Mishap Victim Rites Monday
BIOOMING GROVE, Jan. 4 —(Spl)—Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Blooming Grove Methodist church for Arthur Fred Griffin, 51, Dallas resident who died in an Arlington Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.
Griffin, a native of Dresden and a resident of west Navarro county most of his life, died of injuries received Dec, 30. A carpenter foreman working on the Six Flags Over Texas grounds, he was shoring up an excavation for a new ride and was caught in a cave-in and injured.
A World War II veteran, he also lived in Waco before moving to Dallas.
Officiating at the service were Rev. James M. Cooper, Euless, Rev. J. A. Gray, Cockrell Hill Methodist church pastor; and Dr. J. P. Hensley. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Zama Dell Griffin, Dallas; a son, Fred Warren Griffin, Dallas; a brother, Ernest Griffin, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Hank Jordan, Fort Worth; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Savilla Carolina (Bruner) Reed
Sep 7, 1899 - Jun 22, 1965

Mrs. Reed Dies In Amarillo
BLOOMING GROVE, June 23 (Spl.)— Mrs. Savilla Caroline Reed, 65, native of Navarro county, died in Amarillo Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Reed moved from Blooming Grove to Amarillo in 1944.
Surviving are a brother, O. C. Bruner, Waco; several nieces and nephews, including Harold Bruner, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Marcia Rhea Armstrong
B&D Jul 6, 1965

Infant Rites Held Wednesday
Graveside services for Marcia Rhea, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Armstrong of Palacios were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. A. T. Ilseng, Baptist minister.
Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Judy and Laura Ruth, Palacios, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Farmer, Corsicana.
Corley directed local arrangements.

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William Alonzo/Andrew Reed Sr.
Nov 20, 1860 - Mar 7, 1921

Remains Interred Yesterday.

The remains of W. A. Reed who died at Jacksonville Monday where he had been in a sanitarium for some weeks, were interred at Blooming Grove yesterday, and the funeral was largely attended. The deceased was sixty years of age and had been married three times and leaves his last wife and twelve children and two stepchildren. The children are M. A. Reed, R. F. Reed, Lon Reed. Mrs. Minnie Lewis, Mrs. Loula Lewis, Lida, Ethel, Ben, Kathleen, C. L., Otho and Marion Reed, and the two step sons, J. S. and Warren Hicks. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church, a Mason and an Odd Fellow. For many years he lived in the Pinkston community, but at the time of his death his home was near Kerens. He was a good and highly esteemed citizen and a large circle of friends mourn his death.

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Special to the Sun. Kerens, June 20.— Kerens Lodge 105 I. O. O. F. visited the cemetery at Blooming Grove Sunday and decorated the grave of W. A. Reed. A large crowd attended the ceremony, many going from Kerens in autos.

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Died At Jacksonville.

W. A. Reed, who lived for many years in the Pinkston community, but moved to Kerens a year ago, died at Jacksonville yesterday, and the remains were interred at Blooming Grove today. The deceased is survived by his wife and several children.

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Bessie Delee (North) Freeman
Apr 16, 1908 - Mar 30, 1966

Mrs. Freeman Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Bessie Delee Freeman, 57, of 1819 West First avenue, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm. from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor.
Native of the Blooming Grove community, the Freemans moved to Corsicana from Blooming Grove seven years ago.
Surviving are her husband, Roy Freeman, Corsicana; a son, Billy Doyle Freeman, Euless; four brothers, Cleo North, Blooming Grove; Everett North, Houston; Luther V. North, San Antonio, and Ernest North, Madera, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Geneva Fleming; Fort Worth; Mrs. Etta Batson, Riverside, Ore.; Mrs. Hazel Ruth Bennett, Washington State, and Mrs. Lillian Pullin, Dallas; three grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Emily Jackson "Emma" (Magee) Thompson
Jan 27, 1882 - Jul 13, 1938

FUNERAL RITES BLOOMING GROVE WOMEN THURSDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, July 23.— (AP)—Funeral services were held here Thursday afternoon for Mrs. W. B. Thompson, aged 56 years, who died at the family home Wednesday afternoon.
Surviving are her husband, a son, Lee Thompson. Barry; a daughter, Mrs. Drew Gillen, Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. L. Magee; four sisters, Mrs. E. J. Glenn, Mrs, A. M. Saunders. Blooming Grove; Mrs. Louis McClure, Frost, and Mrs. Kirk Poole, Bardwell; two brothers, D. E. and G. F. Magee, both of Blooming Grove and five grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. THOMPSON HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. B. Thompson, aged 56, resident of the Barry community, who died at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, were held from the Central Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the Baptist church, of Frost.

Surviving are her husband, W. B. Thompson; a son, Lee Thompson, Barry; a daughter, Mrs. Drew Gillen; mother, Mrs. L. Magee; four sisters, Mrs. E. J. Glenn, Mrs. A. M. Saunders, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Louis McClure, Frost, and Mrs. Kirk Poole, Bardwell; two brothers, O. E. and G. F. Magee, Blooming Grove, and five grandchildren, all of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were E. J. Glenn, Louis McClure, A. M. Saunders, Kirk Poole, Jack Brooks and Sammy Young.

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

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 22, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Roy Kenneth Freeman
Jun. 15, 1930 - May 13, 1938

Blooming Grove Boy Buried Saturday BLOOMING GROVE, May 14.— (Spl.)—Funeral services were planned Saturday for Roy K. Freeman, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Freeman, who died about 11:30 Friday night after an extended illness.
He is survived by his parents, a younger brother, and other relatives.

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BLOOMING GROVE BOY BURIED SATURDAY

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock for Roy Kenneth Freeman, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Freeman, who died at the family home Friday night at 11:30 o'clock after an extended illness. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson First Baptist pastor, assisted by Rev. H. R. McDaniel, pastor of the Methodist church and Rev. Paul H. Vercher, pastor of the Central Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Freeman, a younger brother, Billie Freeman and other relatives

Interment was made in the Rose Hill cemetery with the McCormick Funeral service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 20, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Elizabeth "Betty" (Spivey) Franks
June 7, 1876 - Jan 24, 1946

MRS. BETTIE FRANKS OF BLOOMING GROVE DIES HERE THURSDAY

Mrs. Bettie Franks of Blooming Grove, a well-known citizen of West Navarro county, died at the Navarro Clinic shortly after noon Thursday.

Funeral arrangements were not known here at press hour.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Jan 25, 1946
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Paola Paschal Spivey and Cynthia A. (Pevehouse) Spivey
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • Cemetery Book shows DOB as June 7, 1873

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BLOOMING GROVE WOMAN BURIED IN DAWSON CEMETERY

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 28.-(Spl)— Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Franks, about 70, long-time resident of this community, were held from the First Methodist church here Friday afternoon at ? o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Finis Crutchfield, district Methodist superintendent, Corsicana, and Rev. Albert Peterson, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery. Mrs. Franks died at the Navarro clinic in Corsicana Thursday afternoon following a several months' illness.

Surviving are a brother, Haskell Spivey, California; two sisters, Mrs. Travis Holland, Houston, and Mrs. Florence Blair, Denison, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Franks was the widow of the late Jack Franks, former postmaster at Dawson. She was born and reared at Blooming Grove, the daughter of the late P. P. and Cynthia Pevehouse
Spivey, pioneers of this section.
Pallbearers were J. R. Griffin, J. W. Fields, H. S. Whorton, J. N. George and R. C. Smith of Blooming Grove; L. I. Griffin and E. B. Dawson, both of Corsicana, and Winifred Berry of Dawson.
McCormlck Funeral Service directs.

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Will Roy Warren
Oct 21, 1892 - Jan 23, 1951

Will Warren Buried Here Last Thursday

Will Warren, formerly of this place but for a number of years of Waco, died suddenly at his home in Waco Tuesday night of last week. Mr. Warren had been in ill health for a long time, but his condition was not thought to be serious up to the time of his death.

Mr. Warren was 59 years of age and a World War I veteran. He is survived by his wife of Waco, two children, Mrs. Maudine McCulloch of New Iberia, La., and J.W. Warren of Hubbard, mother and two sisters of Los Angeles, California, and two brothers, Fred and Claude Warren, of Corsicana.

The funeral service was held here Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

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  • The Dawson Herald - Feb 2, 1951
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Will Roy Warren

Will Warren Dies Tuesday At Waco

Will Warren, 59, former Corsicana and Dawson resident, World War I veteran, was found dead in a chair in his home in Waco Tuesday night, according to information received here Wednesday morning.

Funeral services are slated at Dawson Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of Waco; two children, Maudine McCulloch, New Iberia, La., and J.W. Warren, Hubbard; mother and two sisters of Los Angeles, Calif., and two brothers, Fred and Claude Warren, both of Corsicana.

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Lauretta Eleanor (Woodward) Hightower
Dec 7, 1849 - Mar 5, 1915

MRS. LAURA HIGHTOWER DEAD

Mrs. Laura Hightower, wife of Mr. C.B. Hightower of Frost, died Friday night after a long illness at the age of 65 years. She had lived at Frost nearly all her life, and was well known and liked by all. She leaves a husband and two children; Claude Hightower of Winters, Texas and Mrs. J.A. Ledford of Frost, also three stepchildren; Nathan Hightower of Meridan; Mrs. Will Griffins, Waco and C.T. Hightower, Frost.

The remains were laid to rest in the McCord Cemetery Saturday afternoon.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Democrat and Truth - March 11, 1916
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • whoever submitted this wrote 1916 as the year of the newspaper. Her headstone says 1915.

Edward "Ed" Higginbotham
Feb 23, 1897 - Mar 1, 1958

Ed Higginbotham Expires Saturday

Edward (Ed) Higginbotham, 61, former employe of the Corsicana Grader and machine Company for more than 30 years, 2107 West Third avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A.M. Stone, pastor of the memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carolyn (Happy) Higginbotham, Corsicana; two brothers, John Higginbotham, Corsicana, and Pete Higginbotham, Irving; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Blackmon, Dallas; Mrs. Lottie Garner, Vidor, and Mrs. Emma Crain, Houston, and a number of other relatives.

Higginbotham was severely injured in an automobile accident last year.

He had resided in Corsicana most of his life.

Pallbearers will be Bernice Coker, Burnard Coker, Wesley Coker, Edgar Coker, Vestal Coker and Frank Parker.

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Ed Higginbotham Services Tuesday
Funeral services for Edward (Ed) Higginbotham, 61, 2107 West Third avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night were held from Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.
Higginbotham had resided in Corsicana most of his life. He had been an employe of the Corsicana Grader and machine Company here more than 30 years when he was severely injured in an automobile accident last year.
Surviving are his wife, mrs. Carolyn (Happy) Higginbotham, Corsicana; two brothers, John Higginbotham, Corsicana, and Pete Higginbotham, irving; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Blackmon, Dallas; Mrs. Lettie Garner, Vidor, and Mrs. Emma Crain, Houston, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Bernice Coker Burnard Coker, Wealey Coker, Edgar Coker, Vestal Coker and Frank Parker.

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Ella (Robinson) Blair
Dec 7, 1855 - Sep 12, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ELLA BLAIR ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Blair, aged 89 years, of Dresden, who died at the Navarro clinic early Wednesday morning, were held from the Dresden church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W.S. Fisher, Mertens Methodist minister.

A native of Dresden, Mrs. Blair had resided in that community practically all of her life. She was the widow of the late Dr. A.H. Blair, and the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W.S. Robinson, pioneer Dresden and Navarro county citizens.

Surviving are a brother, Wiley D. Robinson, Corsicana; two grand-daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Neace, Fort Worth, and Mrs. S.A. Broiles, Kansas; three great-grand-daughters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O.D. Garrison, Ernest Sumner, Earl Hollingsworth, Lloyd Morton, Winston Knight and Sam Melton.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Edward James "Eddie" Toms, Sr.
May 23, 1919 - Aug 17, 1985

Eddie Toms Sr., 66, of Corsicana, died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

He was a member of Northside Assemblies of God.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy L. Toms of Corsicana; three sons, Chester Toms of Dallas and Eddie Toms Jr. and Keith Toms, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Stephanie Norman of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; and two brothers, Ray Toms of Fresno, Calif. and Lee Toms of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Chester Toms, Eddie Toms Jr., Keith Toms, Troy Miles, Kynne Norman and Durwood Penny.

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Verna Lee (Moore) Haws-McDonald
Oct 24, 1900 - Feb 26, 1991

Verna Haws McDonald, 90, of Barry, died Feb. 26, 1991, at the Twilight Nursing Home.

Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Ken Shultz and Steve Smith officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her son, Percy Haws in 1958.
[Oct 12, 1957]

Survivors include two daughters, Ethelyne Nicholson of Blooming Grove and Paulene Travis of Hurst; one brother, Doyle Moore of Corsicana; two sisters, Violet Owens of Corsicana and Gladys Obrien of Bakersfield, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include James Douglas Ragsdale, Billy Owen, David Harwell, Billy Butler, Terry Bowlen and Dean Fuller.

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Ollie Mae (Ashford) Wright
July 27, 1907 - Oct 31, 1997

Mrs. Ollie Mae Ashford Wright, 90, of Cleburne, died Oct. 31.

Services were held earlier today at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Evartt officiating. Burial followed in Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Wright was born July 27, 1907, in Navarro County. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Cleburne.

Mrs. Wright is survived by three nieces, Betty Wilson of Amarillo, Maudie Getts of Cumbie, and Jerry Evans of Rio Vista.

Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Wright.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Houston Bewley
May 02, 1917 - Jun 02, 1969

James H. Bewley, 52, died Monday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Cass French will officiate and interment will be in Pattison Cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Reba Bewley; a brother, John Bewley; and a sister, Mrs. Ernie Fincher, all of Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - June 6, 1960
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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James H. Bewley James H. Bewley, 52, died Monday morning in Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Cass French will officiate and interment will be in Pattison Cemetery. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Reba Bewley; a brother John Bewley; and a sister, Mrs. Ernie Fincher, all of Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light Friday, June 6, 1969
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Richard Elonzo "Lon" Threet
May 11, 1878 - Nov 23, 1925

EMHOUSE COMMUNITY RESIDENT DIES AFTER MONTHS ILL HEALTH

Special to the Sun.
Emhouse Texas, Nov. 25.—The angel of death passed our way on the night of Nov. 23 and took from us our friend and fellow citizen, Mr. R. E. Threet. Mr. Threet had been in failing health for several months but his family had thought for the past week that he was much improved, hence his death came as a shock to all of his friends as well as to his loved ones. There were with him at the time of his passing only his wife and son, and a brother, Jim Threet, who was making his home there. Mr. Threet was an honest, generous man and was admired by his friends and loved by his family and neighbors, as an upright, Christian gentleman. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, three daughters and one son, also three brothers and two sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at three o’clock, the Rev. Patterson of Ennis in charge, with burial in the Pattison Cemetery near here.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR R.E. THREET

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock for the remains of Richard E. Threet, aged 47 years, who died suddenly Monday night, at the First Baptist church of Emhouse. The services were conducted by Rev. William Patterson of Bardwell.

Interment was made in the Pattison Cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his wife, one son, and three married daughters.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Nov 27, 1925
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

David Marion McManus
July 1, 1862 - May 16, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR D.M. M'MANUS

Funeral services for D.M. McManus, 69, resident of Navarro county for 45 years, who died suddenly with a heart attack while sitting in his car in front of his home in Emhouse Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, were held Slunday afternoon at 4 oclock from the First Baptist church in Emhouse with interment in the Pattison Cemetery. The services were conducted by rev. J.F. Stanley.

Surviving are his wife six sons, Robert McManus, Emhouse; Oran McManus, San Diego, Cal.; R.A. McManus and C.L. McManus both of Dallas; Bryant McManus, Amarillo, and J.D. McManus, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J.B. Collins, Emhouse, and Mrs. C.W. Williams, Amarillo; ten grandchilden, and three brothers, L.L. McManus, J.L. McManus and G.W. McManus, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were C.B. Turner, W.W. Ray, C.W. Collins, T.D. Salter, C.M. Dixon and B. Ray.

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

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - May 19, 1931
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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EMHOUSE MAN DIES SUDDENLY RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

EMHOUSE, May 16.—(Spl.)—D. M. McManus, 60, died suddenly here Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with a heart attack, and the funeral will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday at 4 p.m., with interment in the Pattison cemetery. Mr. McManus had just driven his automobile to the curb in front of his house when he was stricken.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Stanley.

He has resided in Navarro county 45 years and was well-known here.

Surviving are his wife, the following children, Robert McManus and Mrs. J. T. Collins, both of Emhouse; Oran McManus, San Diego; R. A. McManus and C. L. McManus, Dallas; Mrs. C. W. Williams and Bryant McManus, Amarillo and J. D. McManus, Corsicana; three brothers, L. L., J. L. and G. W. McManus, Corsicana; and ten grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be C. B. Turner, W. W. Ray, C. W. Collins, T. D. Salter, C. M. Dixon and B. Ray.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Edward Magee "Bud" Way
Oct 31, 1861 - May 26, 1951

FARM FAMILIES MUST LIVE AT HOME, SAYS E.M. “UNCLE BUD” WAY

“WE USED TO RAISE WHAT WE NEEDED AND WERE HAPPY OR DID WITHOUT”
Modern farm families have quit growing the things they need and depend on buying necessities and this change is mainly responsible for the plight of the present generation, according to the ideas of E. M. "Uncle Bud" Way, 78, long time resident of Navarro county.
"Uncle Bud" recalled that he had lived in this county 69 years in January, coming here as a boy of nine with his father from Dooly county, Georgia. He passed through Corsicana in 1870 and at that time there were only a few houses around the courthouse, and that not until over two years later did the railroad arrive. His family first settled near Frost and he later moved about a mile southeast of Emhouse where he has resided for the past 52 years. He admits he is no longer actively engaged in agriculture but contents himself with caring for his flock of chickens. "I think a chicken thief is one of the meanest criminals in the world," he said.
Mr. Way said that he had a mule on his farm that was forty years old and had been dropped in 1900. He also recalled the mother of the animal had given him sixteen colts.
"We used to raise what we needed or did without and we were happy, but we don't do that now.
We use tractors and other expensive methods of cultivation and when we need something a little difficult to raise, we just buy it. No wonder the farmers are in bad shape," he concluded his philosophical presentation.

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E. M. (Bud)Way Services Sunday
Funeral services for E. M, (Bud) Way, 89, who died Saturday in the Navarro Clinic, were held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins, Forney, formerly of Emhouse, and Rev. Virgil Fielden, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF had charge of the graveside rites and provided pallbearers. Way was born in Georgia, Oct 31, 1861, and came to Cross Roads near Frost, in 1870, later moving to King Willow, near Emhouse, in 1887 where he resided until he came to Corsicana four years ago. He was a member of the Baptist church and had been an Odd Fellow for more than 50 years.. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana: five daughters Mrs. Leonard J. Showers and Mrs. Leo B Jacob, both of Houston: Mrs. H M. Glass, Midland: Mrs. W. B. Robertson, Malakoff, and Mrs. Fred O. Brooks, Corsicana; son, V. B. Way, Teague; 16 grandchildren. 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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E. M. (Bud) Way, 89, Dies Saturday At Navarro Clinic

E. M. (Bud) Way, 89, well-known Navarro County resident, died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning following an illness of almost five years.

Born in Vienna, Dooley County, Ga., October 31, 1861, he came to Cross Roads, near Frost, Navarro County, in 1870, and to King Willow community, near Emhouse in 1887, where he resided until he moved to 1202 North Beaton street four years ago.

A Baptist, Way had been an Odd Fellow for more than 50 years and also was a member of the Rebekahs.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Way, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Leonard J. Showers and Mrs. Leo B. Jacob, both of Houston; Mrs. H. M. Glass, Midland; Mrs. W. B. Robertson, Malakoff, and Mrs. Fred O. Brooks, Corsicana; a son, V. B. Way, Teague; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from McCammon Chapel with burial in the Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins, Forney, formerly of Emhouse, assisted by Rev. Virgil Fielden, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church.

Corsicana Lodge No. 83, IOOF, will have charge of graveside rites and Odd Fellows will be pallbearers.

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Frank M. Womack
Oct 16, 1849 - Oct 31, 1930

IN MEMORY

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the unGodley nor standeth in the way of the sinner, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law doth he mediate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

These words describe the Godley man. And they come to my mind when I think of my father, F.M. Womack. He was a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ serving the Methodist church for many years. He was faithful to his church and all the works until his health failed and was a shut in for almost six years. He was old and stooped with age here but he has gone where we'll never grow old.

He was born Oct. 16, 1849, near Atlanta, Ga., went home Oct. 31, 1930. Our mother went home July 8, 1930. He missed her but has gone to meet her and sing around the great white throne. There was ten children, five living, five gone home to the beyond as I have often heard him say. He taught us simple faith in God and his prayer was that we would be an unbroken family in heaven.

He was very tenderly laid to rest in the Cryer Creek cemetery, Nov. 1, 1930. As a daughter that cared for him the last few days of his life here, I want to say appreciated his big heart and broad mindness towards other beliefs. I feel that he has heard the greetings of the Master which we all covet. Well done good and faithful servant enter thou into the day of the Lord. Truly all is well with him, who has been so true to that inner voice within his heart. The last words I heard him say, Lord have mercy on me and us.

All honored life a peaceful end. And heaven to crown it all. Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the end of that man is peace.

MRS. A. T. WATSON

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - May 15, 1931
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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