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Vera Marie Day-Parhm
Mar 16, 1942 - Sept 8, 2011

Vera Marie Day-Parhm, 69, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born March 16, 1942 in Corsicana. She achieved her formal education from the G.W. Jackson High School, and attended cosmetology school and for many years worked as a beautician. Her claim to fame was “Vera and Son’s Burgers.” Vera was a member of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church choir.

She was preceded in death by her fathers, Vernie Quincy Day and George L. Marshall Sr.; sister, Ernestine Nichols; three brothers, Quincy Day, Anthony Day and Robert Q. Day; and one grandson, Jerome Nelson.

Her survivors include her son, Charles (Melinda) Nelson; daughter, Linda Nelson-Jackson; mother, Aline L. Marshall; brother, George L. Marshall Jr.; sisters, Rosie Marie Hatchett, Loyce Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Jimmie Smith, Margaret Morgan, Pat Saxton and Katie Johnson; uncle, Walter Day; godmother, Jean Irvin; grandchildren, Brandy Sims-Reed, Nicole Nelson, Anthony Jackson, LaKeisha Small, Eboni Reeves, Jami Reeves and Bobbi Nelson; five great-grandchildren; God-daughters, Cathy (Ron) Brunner and Vivian King; one God-son, Michael (Laura) Johnson; a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and many longtime friends.

Quiet hour will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Scott Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop K.D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Michael Jackson, Stanley Jennings, Calvin Carroll, George Marshall III, Don Jones, Curtis Burke, Paul Haggerty, and Clyde Marshall

Honorary pallbearers are George Marshall Jr., Charles Primous, Gussie Gee, Bill Jones, Marshall Cook, George Cook, Charles Hall, Derwood Cleveland, Don Jessie, Cedric Jessie, Bobby Jones, Eddie Hatten, Ronnie Bluitt, and DeAndra Johnson Sr.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Christy N. Griffin
May 25, 1972 - Sept 14, 2011

Christy N. Griffin, 39, of Barry, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 14, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital, following a 10-year battle with diabetes and other related health problems.

She was born May 25, 1972, in Amarillo at High Plains Baptist Hospital. In 1977, Christy underwent open heart surgery. The family moved to Colorado shortly thereafter and was there 30 years before moving to Barry to live.

Christy enjoyed cooking, traveling, playing bingo, reading and working puzzle books. She dearly loved her cats and dog. She was outgoing and loved being around people of all walks of life. She greeted and befriended everyone she encountered in her daily life in Corsicana. Singing in the choir at Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana was one of her greatest pleasures.

Survivors include her mother, Shirley Griffin of Barry; husband, Christopher Martin of Corsicana; aunt, Linda Cannon of Barry; and other relatives, Glen Martin of Corsicana, Gene and Hilary Cannon of League City, Stacy and T.J. Fitzwater of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Robert Goss and Tommy Goss of Amarillo, Debi and Don Willis of Bedford, Marilyn Ketterling of Colorado, and Paul and Opie McDonald of Amarillo.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Ellen (Boyd) Grantham
July 2, 1917 - Sept 14, 2011

Mary Ellen Boyd Grantham, 94, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Twilight Nursing home in Corsicana.

She was born July 2, 1917, at Eureka to John and Bertha Boyd. She graduated from Mildred High School and went to business college in Dallas. She married Herbert Grantham. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Draft board, Ed M. Polk Insurance, Northern Propane Gas Company, and Wolf Brand Chili Company. After she retired, she worked as a volunteer at Navarro Regional Hospital as a “pink lady.” She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mary had no children, but she loved a very large extended family. She loved to cook and each Thursday at Mary’s became a tradition with many family members as they dropped by to eat at lunch.

She was preceded in death by husband, Herbert Grantham; parents, John and Bertha Boyd; brothers, Olif Boyd, Zach Boyd, and Johnny Boyd; and sisters, Ethylene Boyd Grantham and Doris Boyd Ratliff.

Survivors include a brother, Walter Boyd of Waco; nieces and nephews, Andy Boyd, Robbie Thorpe, Bobby Grantham, Shirley Cohen, Bonnie Grantham, Parker Boyd, Mark Boyd, Bret Boyd, Glenn Ratliff, Rodney Ratliff, Carolyn Downing, Cathy Edwards, Tommy Boyd, David Boyd and Jay Boyd; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darla Blatnik officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church at 312 N. 13th, Corsicana, Texas 75110, or Eureka Cemetery Association, c/o Jerrell Gregory, 400 SE CR 3020, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary E. "Mickey" (Milburn) Allen
Dec 21, 1927 - Sept 12, 2011

Mrs. Mary E. “Mickey” Allen, age 83, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She was born Dec. 21, 1927 in Teague, Texas to parents James Roy and Josie Milburn.

She was a 60 year member of Wesley United Methodist church, and had in just in the past three years joined the St. Luke United Methodist Church. She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Roy and Josie Milburn and her husband, Emmett Allen.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Tanner and husband Mike of Corsicana; grandson, Colton Tanner of Corsicana; step-daughter, Cheryl Leach and husband Kenny of LaGrange; sister-in-law, Bobbie Allen of New Braunfels; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her church family of Wesley and St. Luke United Methodist Churches.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter and the Rev. Teri Benedicto officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Needham, Colton Tanner, Greg Dickey, Jerry Blackmon Jr., Chuck Warrington and Tony Newsome.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Luke United Methodist Church at 2308 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Nancy Louise (Stallings) Bromonsky
July 8, 1930 - Sept 12, 2011

Nancy Louise Bromonsky, formerly of Richland, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia at the age of 81.

She was born July 8, 1930 in Corsicana to Louis Earl Stallings and Jessie Alma Glasgow Stallings. Known as Louise by most people, she worked for the glove factory in Corsicana as a seamstress/turner for a number of years. She attended church services at the Heavenly Days Country Holiness Church in Richland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Shirley Prestige and Susie Faye Mathis; one brother, Louis Stallings; her husband, Raymond Bromonsky; and a son, Charlie Lee Price.

Survivors include her children, Rosie Bridger Andrews and her husband E.L. of Retreat, Rickey Price and his wife Eva of Teague, and Cyenthia Willis and her husband Rodney of Jewett; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and a number of great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Louise Smith of Alvarado, and two brothers, Donnie Gene Stallings of Henderson and Jimmy Earl Stallings of Tennessee Colony, and a number of other family members, friends, and caregivers.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Al Smirl of Heavenly Days Country Holiness Church officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Pallbearers are Christopher Dobson, Dustin Brunson, Raymond Bridger, Charlie Price, Daniel Price, Clayton Strange and Dillon Yleizah.

If desired memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 1000 West 2nd Avenue Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Mobley "Pete" Tullos
May 5, 1879 - Jun 6, 1958

J.M. Tullos, 79, Expires Friday; Rites Saturday
J. M. (Pete) Tullos, aged 79 years 1201 West Second avenue, a former Navarro county auditor, died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning following a abort illness.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.
A native of Navarro county, Tullos was connected with Frost banks and was a grocer at Frost before moving to Corsicana about 40 years ago.
He served as a deputy tax collector and later as a deputy county clerk during the Mike Howard administration, resigning from that post, July 12, 1921, to accept the appointment as county auditor by the late Hawkins Scarborough, district judge, and held the post 16 years, being reappointed each two years by Judge Scarborough and by the late J. S. Callicutt, who served out Scarborough's unexpired term after his death early in 1935.
Tullos was succeeded by E. Y. Cunningham, July 12, 1937, who was appointed by former District Judge Wayne R. Howell.
Tullos also served for a time as deputy county clerk after leaving the auditor's office.
Surviving are a daughter. Mrs. J. C. Roe, a grandson, Tommy Roe, and a granddaughter, Jerri Roe, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Claud Tullos and Guy Tullos, both of Frost, and Clyde Tullos, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Lucile Hester, Austin; Mrs. Earline Gardner, Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Mollie Porter, Dallas; stepmother, Mrs. Lula C. Tullos, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be C. E. McWilliams, W. D. Ralston, Jack Megarity, Jimmy Gordon, George Campbell, J. A. Roe, Paul Moore, Joe Bell, G. C. (Jake) Hudson, W. D. Robinson, A. S. Beavers, J. B. Redden.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Samuel Houston Frederick
Aug 5, 1895 - Nov 23, 1958

S. H. Frederick Burial Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 24 (Spl.)— Sam Houston Frederick, 63, retired farmer, died Sunday afternoon in a Fort Worth hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of the Blooming Grove-Frost area, but he had lived in Arlington for the past two years.
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. in the Blooming Grove Methodist church.
The rites were conducted by Denzil Wright, pastor of the church, and Rev. Bill Jones, an Arlington Methodist minister.
Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Arlington, a son, Joe Frederick, Richardson; three daughters, Mrs. Francis Green, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Alice Connell, Arlington; and Mrs. Emma Helenthal, Richardson; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Warren, Fort Worth; Mrs. Jewel Harter, Mineral Wells; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Clyde Hollingsworth, Alden Moore, Raymond McGraw, Dorsey McGraw, Ernest McGraw, and Harold Dozier.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Vicki Diane Roberson
May 12, 1961 - May 28, 1961

Roberson Child Rites Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, May 31 —(Spl)—Graveside rites for Vicki Dianne Roberson, two-weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Roberson of Dallas, were held Monday at 4 p. m. at the Frost cemetery. The child died in Dallas Sunday.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Stevie Wayne, and a sister, Sheri Roberson, all of Dallas; and grandparents, Mrs. Etta Roberson, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. George Vest, Frost.
McCormick directed.

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Emma Lavenda (Evans) Wilbanks
May 26, 1889 - Oct 15, 1973

Mrs. Wilbanks
BLOOMING GROVE--Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Emma Wilbanks, 84, who died Monday night in Hillsboro. Rev, Ronnie Chesser, pastor, and Rev. James Aldridge, Forest Baptist Church pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be at Frost cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
Survivors include four sons, Bundy Wilbanks of Frost, John Wilbanks of Mesquite, Carroll Wilbanks of Lubbock, and Chester Wilbanks of Wills Point; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Sue Woodland of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Valle Mae Cox of Barry; a sister, Mrs. Charity Moore of Demitt; 19 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and include Charles Warren, Carlos Warren, Wallace Wilbanks, Don Wilbanks, Ernest Wilbanks, and James Mahoney.

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Vernah Louise (Hunter) Doyle
Aug 18, 1906 - Jul 19, 1973

Mrs. Doyle
BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Frost Methodist Church for Mrs. Vernah Louise Doyle, 66, of Frost, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.
Revs. Uriah Stegman and Frank Williams officiate, and burial was at Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, a son, a daughter and a granddaughter.

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Mrs. Doyle
BLOOMING GROVE-Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Frost Methodist Church for Mrs. Vernah Louise Doyle, 66, of Frost, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.
Revs. Uriah Stegman and Frank Williams will officiate, and burial will be at Frost Cemetery. Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home.
She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, W.E. Doyle of Frost; a son, Hunter Doyle of Frost; a daughter, Miss Norma Jean Doyle of Frost; and a granddaughter Melissa Doyle.
Pallbearers include E.M. Sheppard, James Brown, Harvey Ross, Clay Reed, H.H. Bailey, J.J. Slater, Cecil Putman and Rex Patterson.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Williams) Bell-Keathley
Dec 13, 1874 - Jul 22, 1962

Mrs. Keathley
Rites Monday
Mrs. Fred (Sarah) Keathley, 87, died at the family residence, 318 South Fifteenth street, at an early hour Sunday morning following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled Monday at 4 p. m. from
the Corley Chapel with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church in Frost, and Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.
A native of Tupelo, Miss., Mrs. Keathley resided in the Frost community prior to moving to Corsicana 45 years ago.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Horace Hayes and Mrs. Otie Moore, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Bertha Smith, Frost, and Mrs. Lynn Bishop, Dallas; a brother, R. N. (Bob) Williams, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, 27 great Grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers. Corley directs.

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Lewis Wright Short
Jul 19, 1885 - Jul 20, 1962

Sunday Rites
For L. W. Short
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Frost Methodist church for Louis Wright (Top) Short, 77, who died Friday, one day after his birthday. He had been in ill health for some time.
The Rev. Frank Williams, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of Frost Baptist church. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be members of the Odd Fellows Lodge who will conduct graveside service.
He had lived in Frost since 1905 and was a native of Hempstead.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel of Frost; two sons, Lee Short of Oak Dale, Calif., and James Reed Short of Imperial, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Mae Stroud, Irving; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
McCormick's Funeral Service will direct.

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Mary Elizabeth “Molly” (Johnson) Jones
Jun 5, 1870 - Jun 8, 1952

Mrs. Sam Jones Services Monday
FROST, June 10 —(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Sam Jones, who died in the Corsicana P & S Hospital Sunday, were held at the Frost Methodist Church Monday at 4 p.m. Mrs. Jones, the widow of Sam Jones, a Navarro county pioneer, was born in Texas June 5, 1870.
Her maiden name was Miss Mary Johnson.
Survivors include three sons, J. B. and Raymond Jones, both of Frost; Bill Jones, Huntsville; three daughters, Mrs. H. J. Keathley and Miss Beatrice Jones, both of Frost; Mrs. Leo Chamberlain, Dallas; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
The Revs. Milton Slayden of the Frost Methodist Church, and C. C. Ellis, of the Frost Baptist Church, conducted the services. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.
McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

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Prudence (Pevehouse) Scott 
Nov 11 1878 - Dec 20, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Scott
Final rites were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. E. G. Scott, who died Thursday morning in Navarro Clinic.
Conducting the services were the Rev. H. V. Southerland, pastor of Central Baptist Church, and the Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Corsicana. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.
Pallbearers were J. D. George, Jay Sewell Sr., Sam Carroll, Drew Gillen, Billy Gillen and George Magee.
Mrs. Scott, born between Frost and Blooming Grove, made her home in Blooming Grove 14 years before moving to Corsicana two years ago. Her husband died in 1945.
Survivors are a brother, A. D. Pevehouse and a sister, Mrs. Nilar Powers, both of Corsicana; 10 nieces, five nephews and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Eliza (Honea) Campbell
Jun 3, 1895 - Nov 13, 1962

Mrs. Campbell Rites Tuesday
FROST, Nov. 13—(Spl.)—Mrs. Mary E. Campbell, 67, died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Tuesday at 4 p. m. with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, assisted by Rev. H. V. Southerland, Jr., pastor of the Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove.
A native of Alabama, Mrs. Campbell had resided here for more than 30 years. Surviving are her husband, Ollie Campbell, Frost; two sons, Raymond Campbell, Bonham, and Ray Campbell, Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Phillips, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Betty Frederick, Frost; three brothers, H. E. and Walter Honea, both of Corsicana, and Clarence Honea, Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. D. L. Hambrick, Blooming Grove; Mrs. D. M. Shelton, Fort Worth, and Mrs. John Whitfield, Texarkana; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be E. E. Omberg, Joe Brown, Frank Johnson, W. F. Bonnett, Truman Raley and J. S. Scott.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Terry Boyd Freeman
Mar 24, 1932 - Jul 8, 1950

Terry Freeman
Rites Held At
Frost On Sunday
FROST, July 10.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Terry Freeman, 18, who died Friday, were held from the Frost Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C.C. Ellis, pastor, assisted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the Methodist church.
The youth, a member of the 1950 Frost graduating class, became ill two weeks before commencement.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Freeman, Frost; and a sister.
Pallbearers were Billie Bonnett, Darrell Hawkins, Buddy Barker, Ottis Hinkle, Darrel Moore and Jack Sheppard.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Victor Mancill Malone
Jun 23, 1880 - Jul 9, 1950

Victor M. Malonc
Funeral Bites Held At Frost
FROST, July 10.—(Spl.)—Victor M. Malone, 70, retired farmer, died in a Dallas hospital Sunday.
Funeral services were held from The Frost Baptist church Monday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church, and Rev. Williams, pastor of the Mertens Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; three sons, seven daughters and other relatives.
Pallbearers were K. K. Kidd, League Wooley, Fletcher Bonnett, Jewell Smith, Harvey Slater and W, C..Witt.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Henry Cecile Hyer, Sr. 
July 27, 1851 - Mar 12, 1930

PROMINENT FROST RESIDENT BURIED THERE THURSDAY

FROST, March 13.— (SP) — Funeral services for Henry C. Hyer, aged 78. who died about noon on Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Methodist church and were conducted
by Rev. W. W. Richeson, pastor.
Interment was in the Frost Cemetery.
Mr. Hyer was, an old time resident of this city and was well known in this section of the county.
He had extensive farming interests here and devoted his time to that work.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George McFadden, Austin; Mrs. Laura Blackmon, Frost; Mrs. Sybil Corbin, Waxahachie; Mrs. Says Goodjohn, Houston; five sons, Everett, Pete and Bunk Hyer.
Frost; William Hyer, Teague and Tom Hyer of Louisiana. Two brothers, Fred Hyer of Frost and William of Wichita Falls also survive.

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Samuel Arnell "Sam" Hinkle
Mar 08, 1868 - Oct 22, 1930

Former Resident of Frost Died Hospital In San Antonio
FROST, Oct. 22—(Spl.)—S. A. Hinkle, former resident of this city, died in the W. O. W. Hospital at San Antonio Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock and funeral services will be held here at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon with interment in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are seven children, two daughters and five sons.
He had been in bad health for several years.

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Burton Wallace Wilbanks
Aug 25, 1885 - Jul 1, 1971

Wilbanks
BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral for Burton W. Wilbanks, 85, will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Chesser, pastor, and the Rev. Paul Rone, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
Wilbanks, a retired Blooming Grove farmer, died early Thursday in the Grant-Buie Hospital in Hillsboro.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Emma Wilbanks; four sons, Bundy Wilbanks of Frost, John E. and C. H. Wilbanks, both of Mesquite, and C. R. Wilbanks of Lubbock; two daughters, Mrs. Billy Woodland of Blooming Grove and Mrs. L. E. Cox of Lubbock; 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Acting as pallbearers will be Grandsons Charles Warren, Carlos Warren, Donnie Wilbanks, Wallace Wilbanks, Kenneth Wilbanks and Ernest Wilbanks.

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Andrew J. Watts
Jan 25, 1901 - Jun 29, 1971

Watts
Funeral services for Andrew J. Watts, 70, are to be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gause Ware Funeral Home in Fort Worth with graveside services at 1 p.m. in Frost Cemetery. Watts died Tuesday in Fort Worth.
Survivors include his widow, Lula Mae Watts of Fort Worth; two sons, A. B. Watts and Gwendell Watts, both of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers are to be D. R. Vest, D. K. King, Darrell Max King, Charlie Ray Vest and J. L. Watts.

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Thomas Ezra Clifton
Aug 23, 1887 - Feb 9, 1971

Clifton Rites
Set Thursday
FROST—Services for T. E. Clifton, 83, who died in a Hillsboro hospital Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday from McCormick Funeral Home Chapel, Frost, with burial in Frost Cemetery.
Clifton was a Tennessee native, and a long-time resident of the
Frost and Blooming Grove areas.
He was a retired farmer and member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. T. E. Clifton; two sons, Arthur Clifton, Hillsboro, and Douglas Clifton, Frost; four daughters, Mrs. Faye Helms and Mrs. Louise Skinner, both of Denton, Mrs. Ruby Rollins, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Juanita Graham, Anahaiem, Calif.; one brother, W. C. Clifton of Tyler; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Clara Maude (York) Denn
Apr 13, 1889 - Mar 11, 1971

Denn Rites
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. R. S. Denn, 81, with the Rev. Joe H. Wilbanks, Grand Saline, ant the Rev. O. A. Moore, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, four daughters, 14, grandchildren, 12 great-grand children, one brother, two sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. R. S. Denn Dies Thursday
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. R. S. Denn, 81, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Joe H. Wilbanks of Grand Saline, and the Rev. O. A. Moore, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church of which she was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

A native of Arkansas, she is survived by two sons, Edd T. Denn of Corsicana and Sam J. Denn of Thornton; four daughters, Miss Reubene Denn, Waco; Mrs. Billie Hartley, San Antonio, and Mrs. Juanita Dill and Earnestine Tennison, both of Yuma, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred York, Westbrook; two sisters, Mrs. Elah Embry, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Hessie Smith, Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be R. H. Grantom, Leroy Grantom, James Hartley, Johnny Denn, Guyce Tennison and Roland Harris.

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Jimmie William Strain
Dec 6, 1904 - Dec 30, 1969

J.W. Strain Rites Thursday
Jimmy W. Strain, 65, a native of Frost, died Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Frost. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Wesley Howard Jr., with interment in the Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Strain of Frost; one son, Jimmie Fuller Strain of Corsicana; two brothers Johnny Strain of Corsicana and Chester Strain of Frost; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Smith of Dallas, Mrs. Allie Smith of Waxahachie, Mrs. Mary Stevenson of Hobart, Okla., and Mrs. Sammie Armstrong of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Sam Scott, Harvey Ross, James Brown, Royce Sanders, Kenneth Logan, Joe Brown, J. 0. Williams, and H. P. Sharpe.

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Thomas Anderson Aston
Mar. 9, 1855 – Oct. 2, 1937

THOMAS A. ASTIN BURIED AT FROST SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Thomas A. Astin, aged 82 years, native Texan and long-time resident of the Frost and Blooming Grove communities, who died at Italy, Texas, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, were
held from the First Methodist church at Frost Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, Corsicana; Rev, M. B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church, Corsicana, and Rev. Oren Stephens of  He was a charter member of the Frost Masonic lodge and the Masons had charge of the rites at the grave. Mr. Astin had made his home in Italy the past six years.
Surviving are a son, R. K. Astin, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Ashton, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Floyd Herrin, Italy; a brother, J. A. Astin, Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Name: Thos. A. Astin
Death Date: 02 Oct 1937
Death Place: Italy, Ellis, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: W
Death Age:
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 07 Mar 1855
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: J.H. Astin
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Name: U
Mother's Birthplace: U
Occupation: Retired
Place of Residence:
Cemetery:
Burial Place: F...
Burial Date: 03 Oct 1937
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2117299
Digital Film Number: 4166736
Image Number: 2214
Reference Number: item 4 cn 49811

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  • Tthe monument has death year 1936 but it is in the 1937 newspaper and his death certificate as 1937. Also death certificate and newspaper is Astin

Ollie Campbell
Feb. 20, 1897 - May 22, 1974

0. Campbell
BLOOMING GROVE- Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel for Ollie Campbell, 77, who died Wednesday at the Twilight Home in Corsicana. The Rev. Ken James, pastor of Central Baptist Church, will officiate, and burial will be at Frost Cemetery.
A resident of Frost for 42 years, he was a retired water superintendant for the City of Frost, and also served as night watchman for both Blooming Grove and Frost. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Campbell, in 1962, and two sons, E. C. Campbell in 1930 and Billy Campbell in 1951.
Survivors include two sons, John R. Campbell of Bonham and Ollie Ray Campbell of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Fredrick of Frost and Mrs. Evelyn Phillips of Blooming Grove; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbeares will be J. 0. Williams, Truman Raley, Hobert Hooser, Joe Brown, Bert Howell, and Ray Adams.

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Linda Mae Lewis
Oct 2, 1956 - Jan 10, 1966

Linda Lewis
Dies Monday
Linda Mae Lcwis, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy E. Lewis of Austin, native of England, died Monday night in Denton.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, a Sister, Karen, and two brothers.
Stuart and Roger Lewis, all of Austin; grandmother, Mrs. Edna Lewis, Fort Worth; an Aunt, Mrs. Daisy Robson, Canada, and other relatives.

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Pascal George Griffin
Jul 15, 1886 - Feb 06, 1943

Former Resident Of Frost Buried There on Sunday
The body of P. G. Griffin of Centerville, former resident of Frost, was buried at Frost Sunday afternoon.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Griffin. Centerville; mother, Mrs. G A. Griffin, Frost; a sister.
Mrs. Joe Sheppard, Kerens, and other relatives.

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Joe E. Blankenship
Aug 25, 1920 - July 28, 1943

RITES THURSDAY FOR J.E.BUNKENSHIP; BURIAL AT FROST
Funeral services for J. E. Blankenship, Jr., age 23 years, who died Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital in Dallas, were held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock.
from the Methodist church in Frost. Rev. Mr. Fisher conducted the rites and burial was in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Blankenship, Hubbard two; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Sharnblin, California; Mrs. Mary Beal, Fort Worth, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. W. Broome, R. M. Balentine, Vern Beal, Andrew Brooks, Wade Brooks and F. W. Blankenship.
Corley's Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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David Elmer Brown
Feb 25, 1885 - Dec 11, 1957

David E. Brown, Retired Ginner, Died Wednesday
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 12 (Spl.)—David E. Brown. 72, retired cotton ginner and landowner, died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Wednesday afternoon.
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday from the Central Baptist Church, Blooming Grove. Conducting rites were to be the pastor, Rev. Wayne Runnels, and Rev. T. R. Harrison of Bellaire, Texas, former Central pastor.
Burial win be in the Frost Cemetery.
Masons will be charge of graveside services.
Brown, who lived in the Blooming Grove and Frost area for a number of years prior to his death, operated cotton gins in several West Texas localities at different times.
Survivors include his wife, of Blooming Grove; four brothers, A. T. Brown, Blooming Grove; A. B. Brown, Frost; H. S. Brown, Compton, California; and T. E. Brown, Flushing, New York; a sister, Mrs. Lona Dixon, Jacksboro, Texas, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Central Baptist deacons will be pallbearers. McCormick funeral home directs.

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Carl Oliver Brown
Jan 18, 1879 - Aug 18, 1957

Longtime Frost Merchant Expires
FROST, August 19— (Spl.)— C. O. Brown, retired merchant and resident of Frost for more than a half century, died early Sunday at his home. He was 78.
Services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist Church in Frost. Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, conducted, assisted by Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.
Burial was in Frost Cemetery. Masons had charge of graveside rites.
Brown was born in Livingston, Texas. At different times he was in the meat market, restaurant, and grocery businesses. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow.
Surviving are his wife, Lula Brown, Frost; a son, Nolan Brown, Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. C. H. DeWolfe, Bay City; a brother, W. J. Brown, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Handley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lena Hightower, Winters, Texas; three grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were F. L. Malone.
W. E. Stevenson. W. F. Bonnett.
Frank Johnson, Clyde Smith, Drew Gillen.
McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Frances "Fannie" (UNKNOWN) Meador
Feb 21, 1861 - Jan 4, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BLOOMING GROVE WOMAN HELD SUNDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. T. S. Meador, aged 77 years, who died at her home near Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon, were held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Frost cemetery.
She was the widow of the late T. S. Meador, pioneer resident of Navarro County, who preceded her in death exactly two weeks.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Lucas, Corsicana; Mrs. S. Scroggins, Cleburne, and Mrs. T. N. Sheppard, Blooming Grove; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. T. S. Meador Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. T. S. Meador, aged 77 years, who died at 1:15 Saturday afternoon at her home near Blooming Grove were held from the family home at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. W. O. Patterson, Pastor of the First Baptist church of Blooming Grove, conducting the rites.

Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

She was the aidow of the late Tom S. Meador, pioneer resident of the Blooming Grove community, who preceeded her in death exactly two weeks.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Lucas, Corsicana; Mrs. S. Scroggins, Cleburne, and Mrs. T. N. Sheppard, Blooming Grove; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 10, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ernest Hooser
Dec 19, 1905 - Jul 30, 1951

FROST BUSINESS MAN CLOUTS HOME RUN, SCORES AND DIES

FROST, July 31—(Spl.)—Ernest Hooser, 45, farmer and ginner, died with a heart attack at Blooming Grove Monday night while playing in a softball game between the Frost Civitans and the Blooming Grove Lions.
Hooser had hit a long drive, circled the bases, and collapsed shortly after returning to the sidelines.
A life-long resident of this community, Hooser was a deacon in the Baptist church, a Mason and long prominent in church and civic affairs of northwest Navarro county.
Funeral services are planned at 10 a. m. Wednesday from the Frost Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.
Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, a son Jimmie Hooser; a daughter Gwynne Hooser; a brother, Tom Hooser, all of Frost, and three sisters, Mrs. Wesley Goodwin, Ennis; Mrs. Joe Keitt, Hubbard, and Mrs. Fletcher Bonnett, Frost.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Essie (Ewey) Davis
June 22, 1890 or 1892 - Oct 24, 1970


Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Essie E. Davis, 80, widow of the late Rev. W. M. Davis, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Rock Hill Baptist Church in Richland with the Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be at Carroll's Chapel Cemetery at Richland. Calhoun Funeral Home directs.

A native of Richland, Mrs. Davis is survived by eight sons, Henderson Davis of Mexia, Olen Davis of Albuquerque, N. M., the Rev. Elmer Davis of Corsicana, E. J. Davis of Streetman, Zyltee
Davis of Lempore, Calif.,Frederick Davis of Tulsa, Okla., Martin E. Davis and William R. Davis of Corsicana; three daughters Mrs. Jessie Lee Henley, Mrs Thelmer Davis and Mrs. Lela Mae Wadley, all of Richland; one stepdaughter, Miss Celestine Davis and a stepson, Arque Davis, both of Oklahoma; a brother, David Ewey of Streetman; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Thomas, Mrs. Corda Carroll and Mrs. Altha Terry, all of Richland; 40 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

The eight sons will be pallbearers.

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Carrie (Williams) Conner
July 6, 1902 - Feb 13, 1974

Mrs. Conner

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hock Mill Baptist Church in Richland Tex. for Mrs. Carrie Conner of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Corsicana. She was formerly of Richland.

Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Carroll's Chapel Cemetery in Richland. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana. She was a member
of the Heroines of Jericho Dorothy Court No. I06 of Streetman.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Wadley and Mrs. Hester Heard, both of Corsicana; and other relatives.

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Velma Lee Radford
Sept 12, 1940 - Nov 6, 1973

Miss Radford

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Richland for Miss Velma Lee Radford, 33, native of Navarro County and resident of Corsicana, who died
Tuesday morning at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas. Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Carroll's Chapel Cemetery in Richland.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
She was born in Richland Sept. 12, 1940 to Mr. and Mrs. McClinton (Mac) Radford Sr. of Corsicana. She was a 1958 graudate of Richland High School and attended Prairie View A&M College, and received her B. S. degree from Houston-Tillitson College in 1963. She taught in the Corsicana Public School System, Italy Public School System, and the Dallas Public School
System.

She was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church in Richland.
Survivors include her parents; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Gabriel, Mrs. Verda Brookins, and Mrs. Francis Ray, all of Dallas; a brother, McClinton Radford Jr. of Dallas; and other relatives.

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David Ewey
Nov 28, 1900 - Oct 12, 1975

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carroll's Chapel A.M.E. Church in Richland for David Ewey, 75, resident of Richland, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial
Hospital Sunday.

Rev. L. L. Sheffield was to officiate, with burial following at Carroll's Chapel Cemetery in Richland. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include two sons, David Ewey Jr. and Lonnie Ewey both of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Jewel Ewey of California; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Thomas, Mrs. Cordie Carroll and Mrs. Artha Terry all of Richland; and a number of grandchildren. Pallbearers will be nephews.

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O. C. Chatman
March 30, 1912 - Sept 14, 1972

Funeral services for O.C. Chapman [sic], 60, Waco, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Richland with the pastor, the Rev. J.J. Johnson, officiating.

Burial will be in Carroll's Chapel Cemetery under direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.
A former longtime resident of Richland, Chapman died Thursday night in the Wortham hospital.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie L. Chapman, Waco; one son, O.C. Chapman Jr. and one step-son, James Brown, both of Dallas; a step-daughter, Linda Fay Scott, Waco; his mother, Mrs. Delia Chapman, Richland; his father Oliver Chapman, Blooming Grove; and other relatives.

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Hillred C. Gray, Jr.
Nov 6, 1918 - April 19, 1972

H. C. Gray, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday for H.C. Gray, Jr., 52, a former resident of Richland who died Tuesday in a Los Angeles, Calif., hospital.
The Rev. E.G. Davis of Corsicana will officiate at the services at Rock Hill Baptist Church at Richland, and burial will be at Carroll's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Calhoun Funeral
Home.
Gray was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Navarro County and had lived in Los Angeles about 20 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Patricia Lee Gray and Miss Elzora Gray, both of Los Angeles; his mother, Mrs. Lee Bell Gray of Richland; two sons, Larry Gray and Virgie
Gray of Los Angeles; four sisters, Mrs. Arlene Davis of Los Angeles, Mrs. Odessa Barree of Corsicana, Miss Lora Gray of Lubbock, and Mrs. Willie Ann Simmons of Dallas; two brothers,
Mack Gamble of Los Angeles and Archie Gray Sr., of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Larry Gray, Archie Gray, Jr., Willie Barree, Gerald Gray, Virgie Gray, Harold Gray, Lonnie Barree, and Paul Clay.

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Arba Neal Chumney
Sept 25, 1896 - Oct 8, 1932

RICHLAND MAN IS BURIED ON MONDAY; DIED LATE SATURDAY

RICHLAND, Oct. 10, - (Spl) - Arba Neal Chumney, aged 56 years, died at his home one mile south of Richland Saturday night at 8 o'clock and the funeral was held from the First Methodist church here Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. Rev. Van P. Morrison, pastor of the church, officiated.

Mr. Chumney had been in ill health for some time.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Willard Chumney, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Chumney, all of Richland.

The funeral was directed by the Corley & Allen Funeral Home of Richland.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 14, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Juda Myrtle Chumney - s/o William Franklin Chumney and Malinda Frances "Fannie" (Brown) Chumney

Buttrill Shepperd
1912 - Oct 10, 1913

Infant of Thad Sheppard at Richland, aged 18 months, died October 10, 1913.

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Esla Lee Gunn, Sr.
Sept 21, 1897 - Oct 30, 1971

Esla L. Gunn, 74, a resident of Corsicana for the past 23 years, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Burial was to be in Richland cemetery.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow; a son, E.L. Gunn, Jr., of Borgers; a daughter, Mrs. Allen Johnson of Corsicana; a brother, O.B. Gunn of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 1, 1971
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William E. Brown
Apr 5, 1919 - Aug 8, 2007

William E. “Bill” Brown was called to heaven by his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. He was born on April 5, 1919, between Richland and Streetman to the late William Henry and Gladys Ballew Brown of Richland. Mr. Brown was a descendent of the pioneer Ballew family of Navarro County which settled to farm and ranch east of Richland in 1858.

Mr. Brown was married to Ethel Clare Brown, daughter of the late Rev. James D. Clare and Amanda Catherine Clare, for 63 years before she was called to heaven March 28, 2003.

Bill Brown is survived by his only child, William E. “Bill” Brown Jr. and wife Shirley of Richland; and his beloved grandson, William Russell Brown and wife Ann, also of Richland. For the past nine years, all his attention and love was focused on his only great-granddaughter, Bethany Ann Brown of Richland. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Maxine Carmalita Love of Fort Worth.

Bill Brown Sr. was a graduate of Richland High School. He had the honor of being the first graduate of Navarro College in 1947 after attending Hill Junior College for one year. After graduation he spent the next two years attending The University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Navy during World War II spending several years aboard the USS Heath in the South Pacific theater at Guam, Ulithi, Saipan, and the East China Sea.

Bill Brown worked for Forester Chevrolet for several years before becoming an accountant for Hutson and Thurston Automotive in 1952. He served for 32 years before retiring in 1984.

He was a member of First Methodist Church in Richland for 88 years.

Bill Brown’s lifetime pride was Brown’s Ranch of Richland which has been in the same family bloodline since 1858, for a total of 149 years. He loved raising Braford and Angus cattle. He dedicated his spare time and labor to improving the ranch and the enjoyment of its quietness and serenity. With great pride he leaves the ranch to his heirs.

Bill Brown will be best remembered for his family loyalty, honesty, and integrity. Bill leaves a legacy for those to follow what he considered to be a man’s greatest attribute, “A man’s word is his bond.” Bill will continue to be an example for all to follow.

Visitation of family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at First Methodist Church in Richland with Pastor Marcus Sheffield officiating. Graveside services will follow at Richland cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Ed Childs, Bill Bennett, William Baldwin, Jason Love, David Love and Bruce Love.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 10, 2007
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James William Ballew
May 12, 1876 - Oct 7, 1958

J. W. BALLEW DIES TUESDAY

J. W. Ballew, 82, retired farmer and father of Principal Bennie Ballew of Bosqueville school, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at this home in Dawson.  Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.

Mr. Ballew is survived by his widow; four sons, Bennie Ballew of Bosqueville, Robert Ballew of Houston, Luther Ballew of Indo-China, Tom Ballew of Port Arthur; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wallace of Dallas, Mrs. Alfred Floyd of Dawson, Mrs. Shep Baggett of Barry.

Notes:

  • "The Waco News-Tribune," 8 October 1958, p. 16

  • Submittd by Ann Bennett

  • Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX


Hollis Bernard “Buck” Godwin
Aug. 13, 1933  -  Sep. 22, 2011

Bernard Hollis "Buck" Godwin, 78 year old Bonham resident, died Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Seven Oaks Nursing Home in Bonham, Texas. Mr. Godwin was born August 13, 1933 in Blooming Grove, Texas to parents, Homer Godwin and Maude Kay (Barnes) Godwin. Buck and Mary Jane Bowman married April 1971. They had a son Daryl, and two daughters, Kathi and Cindy. Mr. Godwin attended the Blooming Grove schools, was a member of the Methodist Church at Blooming Grove, Texas, was a 32 degree Mason of Yuma, Arizona, and was a retired Conductor of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Surviving Mr. Godwin is his wife, Mary Jane of the home; son, Daryl Godwin; daughters, Kathi Jezisek and Cindy Pridgen; sister, Patsy Riera; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service is planned from 2-4 P.M., Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church of Bonham.  The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Mollie Louella (Garrett) Hagle
Jan 3, 1924 - Sept 11, 2007

Louella Hagle, 83, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept 11, 2007, in Corsicana. She was born Jan. 3, 1924, in Baytown to Henry and Josie Arnold Garrett. She entered the I.O.O.F. Home in Corsicana in December 1932 with her two brothers and two sisters. She graduated high school at the home and then moved back to Baytown, where she was employed by Humble Oil Refinery.

She met and married W.M. Hagle in July 1944; they resided in Goose Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Hagle moved to Corsicana in the fall of 1953 and have resided in Corsicana ever since. Mrs. Hagle was employed by Collin Street Bakery and Navarro County Clerk's Office for a number of years. She worked at Wolf Brand Chili Company for 23 years until her retirement in 1986.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, W.M. Hagle of Corsicana; daughter, Kay Romo of Apple Valley, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and Randy Walker of Chandler, Ariz.; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sue Hagle of Grand Prairie; sister, Grace Parker of Livingston, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Hagle, Kyle Walker, Jerry Wilson, Billy Bob Stewart, Jerry Davis and Ricky Tiner. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Parker and Mickey Wayne Tiner.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lattimore Smith
Oct 26, 1921 - May 17, 2008

Lattimore Smith, 86, of Frost passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Frost Baptist Church, 101 Stroud St., Frost, with Elder Ernie Sample officiating.  Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Timothy Arville McMillan
Aug 24, 1962 - Oct 12, 2011

Timothy Arville McMillan, 49 of Chatfield, passed away Oct. 12, 2011. He was born Aug. 24, 1962 in Sherman to Troy Arville McMillan and Mary Ruth Burkholder McMillan.

He is survived by spouse Raina of Chatfield, his dogs he adored, Mafasa, Dottie, Johnny and Izzy; sister Patricia Bruhl and husband Dale of Ohio; niece Athnie McMillan-Comeaux; aunt Jo Burkholder of Corsicana; cousins T.J Burkholder and Jerry Burkholder all of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

No Memorial service to be held at this time.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Frances "MiMi" (Carpenter) Townley
Nov 16, 1942 - Oct 14, 2011
 

Frances "MiMi" Townley of Corsicana passed away on Friday afternoon, October 14, 2011 in Corsicana at the age of 68. She was born in Eureka on November 16, 1942 to Earl and Dora Moreau Carpenter. "MiMi" as she was known by most people loved the sound of children playing. This was evident in the fact that she operated her own daycare in her home for 30 years, and in some cases keeping children from the same families over and over again. She loved her children, grandchildren, and spending time with her family. Spending time meant fishing, shopping, cooking meals, and selling fireworks with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, husband of 30 years Marvin Earl Townley in 2010 and a granddaughter Crystal Fowler. Survivors include her children: Tanya Stewart and husband James of Corsicana, Danny Townley and wife Lisa of Corsicana, Larry Townley and wife Shannon of Pasadena, and Melissa White and husband Carl of Corsicana. Ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Sisters Othera Barlow of Corsicana and Patsy Dyess of Corsicana and a brother Earl Carpenter of Richland. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Owens of Unity Baptist Church officiating, Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Danny Townley, Larry Townley, James Stewart, Johnathan Fowler, Jeremy Rash, and Jagger Glenn.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Norvil D. Coker
Aug 21, 1922 - Oct 14, 2011
 

Norvil Coker, 89, long time resident of Corsicana passed away on October 14, 2011. He was born on August 21, 1922 in Eureka. Norvil retired from the Texas Highway Department after 38 years of service, and he was a member of the Calvary Worship Center. Norvil enjoyed his family, horses, and his dear friends at the Whataburger coffee group.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years Lois Faye Coker, parents, and ten brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons; Laurell Earl Coker and wife CeCe of San Angelo and Johnny Coker and wife Pat of Keller. Special nephew Jimmie D. Coker and wife Betty of Navarro. Three grandsons; Chris Coker and wife Brigete and Mitch Coker all of San Angelo and Stan Coker and wife Tammy of Keller. One granddaughter Alaina Coker Lindsey of Houston. Great grandchildren; Taylor, Regan and Molly Lindsey, Olivia, Avery and Willa Coker, and Cameron Coker. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Brother Gary Johnson of Calvary Worship Center officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Coker, Mitch Coker, Alaina Lindsey, Stan Coker, Jim Coker, and Jay Coker.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Patricia Ellen "Pat" (Baker) Southard
Dec 23, 1946 - Oct 13, 2011
 

The heart and soul of our family, Patricia Ellen Baker Southard was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. With an unshakable faith during months of battling cancer, she passed, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Leaving an ache in our hearts but an abundance of joy she leaves a legacy of love. She faithfully lived by her full-hearted belief in living for Christ, as she would say, "He is the only way".

At 16 years of age she met the love of her life. A young man named Billy Earl Southard stopped to assist her with a flat tire and her life was forever changed. Three daughters and 46 years later, with a beautiful smile that radiated with her love and joy, we can still hear her saying "There's my honey."

She raised three girls with an unwaivering love and endless patience. No mother could be found with more kindness, always putting her family’s needs above her own, raising her children with the kind of love only accomplished through Christ. With patience and prayer and the Bible as her guide, she trained her children in the way they should go: "Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it," Proverbs 22:6.

Pat spent 33 loyal years employed at Navarro College. According to her colleagues, she was known for her willingness to go the extra mile with a smile and generous attitude that never failed. With so many friendships made, she inspired everyone with her sweet smile and her patience. Her work ethic was evident as she always went the extra mile to ensure her projects were a work of art.

Our fondest memories of Pat include her eloquent prayers at family gatherings, her affectionate nature, warm embraces, and the endless kisses she loved to give her grandchildren. She was an excellent hostess and had a special gift of making anyone and everyone feel welcome. Her unfathomable generosity has touched the lives of many and she will be missed dearly.

She is preceded in death by her father, R.T. Baker. She is survived by her mother, Mary Baker; husband Bill Southard, daughter Shelby Thedford and husband Alan, daughter Mary Ann Haden and husband Larry, daughter Heather Grant and husband Chad. She leaves behind a brother, Dale Baker and wife Mary Ann, and a sister, Wanda Spain and husband Johnny. Her grandchildren include Sloan and Lauren Thedford, Zane, Katie and Emma Haden, Carter and Audrey Grant. Numerous other family members and a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Calvary Worship Center with Bro. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Pallbearers will be Sloan Thedford, Zane Haden, Trae Southard, Jon Southard, Clint Southard, Jeff Baker, James Baker, Jeff Covington, Brandon Nicholson, Zane Nicholson. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Wooten, Jeremy Pereira, Matt Miller, Rayland Haynes, Cody Dickerson and Anthony Longoria.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kalman "K" Wolens
Dec 27, 1871 - July 1, 1953

Late Wednesday Rites are Slated For Store Chain Founder, Philanthropist

K. Wolens, 84, philanthropist and founder of a 26-unit chain of department stores, died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, Wednesday morning. He had been in ill health for several years, but had been in the hospital only a few days.

Funeral services will be held from the Agudas Achim Congregation synagogue Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph Shapiro, assisted by—Rabbi Abramovitz of Dallas.

All Wolens department stores were closed Wednesday.

The family requested no flowers.

Native of Poland
Native of Poland, he was trained for a rabbinical career but came to America in 1893 and to Corsicana four years later where he began his mercantile career by selling spectacles. Later he opened a men’s clothing store and then expanded until today there are the following 26 units – Corsicana, Longview, Kilgore, Corpus Christi, Denison, Tyler, Cleburne, Athens, Palestine, Gladewater, Fort Worth, Marshall, Overton, Bryan, Ennis, Mexia, Waxahachie, Grand Saline, Kaufman, Hillsboro, Crockett, Frankston, Wortham, Mabank, Velasco.

Religious Leader
Mr. Wolens and his late wife, who passed away in 1939, helped found the first Orthodox Congregation in 1899 and led in the building of the first Corsicana Synagogue in 1910. Previously services were held in the IOOF Building at Beaton street and Third avenue. In 1933, the Presbyterian church at Fifteenth street and West Fifth avenue merged with another congregation and the building was purchased and is now the Synagogue for Agudas Achim Congregation.

In addition to his activities in religious circles, Mr. Wolens was a long-time member of the IOOF Lodge and his charities have been numerous and consistent for years.

Hospital Contribution
One of the better known contributions of this family was $50,000 toward the new Navarro County Memorial Hospital. One section of the institute is dedicated to the members of the family.

Mr. Wolens turned the first spade of dirt when the hospital was started and was slated to cut a ribbon opening the institution last year, but illness prevented his participation.

Receives Honor
He was awarded the “Man Of The Year” honor at the annual Corsicana Chamber of Commerce banquet in January, 1952, for outstanding service to civic development and humanitarian efforts here.

Surviving are two sons, Max and Louis Wolens, and one daughter, Mrs. Jay Silverberg, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Sider, Chicago, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Myron Gale, Morris Ashesdorf, David Winston, Marshall; P. L. Hartholz, Denison; Jerome Wolens, Fort Worth; Bernard Weinstien, Longview; Bernard Henry, Kilgore; Robert Werner, Louie Levy, Meyer Franks, Tyler; Julius Mandelstamm, Corpus Christi, Louis Bernstein, Grand Saline; Leo Glassman, Marshall; Jack Grauer, Mexia; Harold Dreyfus, Bryan; Leo Laufer, Cleburne; Fate Cartlidge, Athens; B. Keeling, Wortham; Luther Gregg, Waxahachie; Blue Whiteside, Frankston; John Logan, Palestine; Al Birchfield, Kaufman; Karl Kumkie, Ennis; Ernest Reynolds, Ennis; M. Herman, Fort Worth; Roscoe Renfro, Jr., Hillsboro; Roscoe Renfro, Mabank; Harry Benson, Crockett; Mack Hold, Velasco; Floyd Stacey, Overton; Frank Borssellino, Gladewater, Johnny Miller, Pittsburgh; Frank Kahn, Kilgore.

McCammon will direct.

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K. Wolens Rites Held Wednesday; Dies At Dallas

Funeral services for K. Wolens, 84, founder of the 24-unit chain of deaprtment stores in Texas bearing his name were held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. from the Agudas Achim Congregation Synagogue. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph Shapiro of the local congregation assisted by Rabbi Abramovitz of Dallas.

Mr. Wolens died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Wednesday morning. He had been in declining health for some time and was taken to the hospital Monday.

A native of Poland, Wolens came to America in 1893 and to Corsicana four years later where he began his mercantile efforts by selling spectacles before opening a men's store that was the forerunner of the present organization.

He helped organize Agudas Achim Congregation and was active in its work for more than a half century. He received the "Man of the Year" award in 1952.

Mr. Wolens was the largest individual donor in the campaign to secure Memorial Hospital here. He contributed $50,000 to the local campaign and turned the first breaking for this institution. He was a long-time member of the IOOF Lodge and his charities were extensive.

The Wolens stores are located at Corsicana, Longview, Kilgore, Corpus Christi, Denison, Tyler, Cleburne, Athens, Palestine, Gladewater, Fort Worth, Marshall, Overton, Bryan, Ennis, Mexia, Waxahachie, Grand Saline, Kaufman, Hillsboro, Crockett, Frankston, Wortham, Mabank and Velasco.

Surviving are two sons, Max and Louis Wolens and a daughter, Mrs. Jay Silverberg, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Sider, Chicago, Ill.

McCammon Directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, July 3, 1953
    Submitted by Karen Rost

Evelyn (Zeve) Flaxman
Feb 6, 1888 - Nov 7, 1971

Mrs Evelyn Veve Flaxman, 83, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

A native of Nacogdoches, she had made her home in Corsicana for the last 40 years. She was a member of Temple Bethel.

Funeral was to be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating. Burial was to be in the Hebrew cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Don A. Flaxman of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. L.L. Levy of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Max Rosenblum, Dean Milkes, Maurice Rosen, Lonnie Watson, Louis Wolens and Herb Silverberg.

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Allie (French) Gober
Oct 11, 1905 - Oct 30, 1982

Allie Gober, 77, of Groves, died Friday in Groves.

Graveside service was 1 p.m. Monday in the Frost Cemetery. Frost Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Mrs. Gober was a native of Emmett and a member of the First Methodist Church of Groves.

She is survived by her husband, Delmer K. Gober, of Groves; one daughter, Mrs. E. L. Vandriver, of Groves; and two grandchildren.

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Ola Bell (Porter) Cochran
Sept 1, 1905 - Apr 1, 1966

Mrs. Cochran Rites Sunday

Mrs. Joe Cochran, 60, of Frost, died in Memorial hospital Friday. She had resided at Frost for 26 years.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Keith Berry, pastor of the Assembly of God church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are her husband of Frost, five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, Irving; Mrs. Mildred Smith and Mrs. Barbara Prince, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Katherine Ridlehuber, Dallas, and Mrs. Jeanette McConathy, Burleson; nine grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - April 5, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Fred Brindley Murray, Sr.
Apr 18, 1901 - June 16, 1966

F.B. Murray of Frost Expires

Frost (Spl) - Fred Brindley Murray, 65, retired printer, native of Chicago, died in the Navarro Clinic in Corsicana on Thursday. He was superintendent of the composing room for the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and Co., Chicago for 42 years before his retirement five years ago and moving to Frost.

Funeral services will probably be held sometime Saturday at Frost with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

His wife is the former Merle Spencer of Frost.

Murray was a Presbyterian, Mason, IOOF and a Shriner.

Surviving are his wife of Frost, a son Fred B. Murray, Jr., Chicago; a daughter Mrs. Katherine Phillips, Muncy, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Mrs. Lydia Avery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

McCormick Funeral Services will direct.

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Henderson Monroe Hilliard
May 17, 1858 - Apr 18, 1936

HILLIARD - Corsicana, Texas, April 30 - Funeral services for Henderson Monroe Hilliard, 78, who died at his home Saturday night, were held at Emhouse Methodist Church Sunday. He had lived in the Emhouse community thirty-five years. Surviving are his wife; two children, John Hilliard of Emhouse and Ollie Hilliard of Dallas; one brother, two sisters and twelve grandchildren.

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H. M. HILLIARD, AGED EMHOUSE MAN, WAS BURIED SUNDAY Funeral services for Henderson Monroe Hilliard. aged 78 years, who died at his home in Emhouse Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock, were held from the Emhouse Methodist church Sunday afternoon nt 3 o'clock with burial in the Pattison Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers. Methodist Protestant minister. Mr. Hilliard had been ill for several weeks. He had resided in the Emhouse community for the past 35 years. Surviving are his wife, two children, John Hilliard, Emhouse and Ollie Hilliard, Dallas; a brother, Henry Hilliard. Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. C. M. Logan, Dallas, and Mrs. C. E. Burton, Emhouse, and 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers were R. Ray, C. M. Dickson, Frank Seely, Buck Turner, Frank Tallant and William Ray. The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ola Gladys (Parker) Hair
Dec 4, 1903 - May 13, 1983

Mrs. Ola F. Hair, 79, of Corsicana, died Friday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is Sunday, 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Milton Hair and Rev. George Merriam officiating. Burial will be at Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Odessa Meador, of Conroe; three sons, Johnny Follis, of Corbet, Bill Follis, of Malakoff, and Albert Follis, of Corsicana; one step-son, Milton Hair, of Nash, Okla.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Fowler, of Selman City; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, M.E. Parker and Frank Parker, both of Corsicana and Eulin Parker, of Marshall; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Lawrence Hammonds, Jerrel Hammonds, Tommy Meador, Lindsey Follis, Greg Follis, Johnny Coker, Johnny Parker and Donny Parker.

Memorial may be made in the form of contributions to the Heart Fund.

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George Whitlow Tickle
Mar 10, 1855 - Dec 12, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR NATIVE OF COUNTY

Funeral services for George W. Tickle aged 82 years, native of Purdon, well-to-do farmer, who died at his home in Purdon Saturday morning following a heart attack, were held from the Purdon Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Younger Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lester Roloff, Baptist minister of Waco, and Rev. Herring, Purdon Methodist minister.

Mr. Tickle was stricken with a heart attack Saturday morning about 10 o'clock and died about an hour and a half later.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Matt W. Tickle, Purdon; six daughters, Mrs. Annie Womack, Corbet; Mrs. Joe Davis, Purdon; Mrs. Eva McGehee, Purdon; Mrs. W. J. Howard, Kilgore; Mrs. Perry Farmer, Rising Star, and Mrs. Cora Rogers, Purdon; 10 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Neal Weaver, Humble, and a number of other relatives.

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Myrtle May (Davis) Tickle
April 25, 1892 - Oct 28, 1963

Mrs. Tickle Of Waco Expires At Brownwood

Mrs. Myrtle Tickle, 70, of Waco, formerly of Purdon, died suddenly Monday at Brownwood while traveling through that area.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger Cemetery near Purdon. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Horace Rawls and Rev. R.J. Miller of Killeen.

Mrs. Tickle, native of Georgia, who resided most of her life at Purdon, moved to Waco several years ago and resided at 1301 Crestline Drive. She was a member of the Assembly of God church in Waco.

Surviving are two sons, John M. Tickle, Waco, and Billy Tickle, Killeen; three grandchildren, two brothers, C.J. Davis, Austin and J.J. Davis, LaForce; two sisters, Mrs. Mable McElroy, Trinidad, and Mrs. Jewell Farmer, Lubbock.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Oney Lee "Bud" Gaddy
Jan 3, 1915 - Oct 31, 1997

O. L. "Bud" Gaddy, 82, of Houston, died Oct. 21, 1997, in Houston. [Should be Oct. 31]

Services are today at 1 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Bryan King officiating. Burial will follow at the Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Baer, Sr., Billy Baer, Jr., Philip Baer, Kevin Rice, Jake Rice and Bobby Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Sloan, F. R. Bell, Earl Lee and Dale Thomas.

Mr. Gaddy was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Silver City.

Mr. Gaddy is survived by his wife, Dee Gaddy of Houston; daughters, Sandra and Bill Baer of Houston and Jan LeBanc of Houston; grandsons, Kevin Rice of New York, N.Y.; Billy Baer, Jr. of Houston; Philip Baer of Houston, Scott Squires of Houston, Dan Carr of Houston; sister, Gelene Thomas of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gaddy was preceded in death by his first wife, Letha Mae Gaddy.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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