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Irvin Gallemore Killed in Gin

Irvin Gallemore, aged 20, was instantly killed Wednesday night when he got caught in one of the gin stands at G. G. Rutherford's gin. The young man was working at the gin and was endeavoring to unchoke the stand when he was caught by the saws. He was lying on his back, reaching back of the saws, when he was thrown into them.

Three young men, Jack Simpson, Stephen Bell and Will Nabors were standing near him when the accident occurred and saw his body go into the stand, but it happened so quickly that they were unable to help. Death came instantly, and it is said that the stands had to be taken apart to remove his body, which was horribly mangled.

The body was taken to Ennis in Keever's ambulance and prepared for burial and was brought back Thurdsay morning. Funeral arrangements had not been made, but it Is supposed that the body will be buried at Chatfield where the young man's father was buried.

The deceased is a son of Mrs. J. A. Gallemore , who resides west of town on Fortson Bros. ranch. He was reared in the Rice country, and was an industrious young man of a most likeable disposition. Besides his mother he is survived by several brothers and sisters and numerous relatives in the Rice country.

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Bennie Sue Rice
Dec 17, 1932 - Jan 25, 1933

Infant Died Early Wednesday Morning
Minnie Sue Rice, five-week-old daughter of Mrs. Vertie Lee Rice, who resides several miles west of Corsicana, died early Wednesday morning and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 25, 1933
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Her death certificate shows Bennie Sue Rice. d/o Bennie Rice and Vestie Lee Kelly - There is a Bennie Lee Rice in the Oakwood book but not Bennie Sue or Minnie Sue Rice.

Infant son White
Dec 22, 1924 - Dec 22, 1924

Infant Dies and Will Be Buried in Oakwood
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. White, died this morning and the funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The child was only a few hours old.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 22, 1924
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o T.J. White and Ruth (Lockhart) White
  • The headstone shows dates as Dec 23, but the death certificate shows death Dec 22 at 9 a.m. and burial on the 23rd.

Cleopia Lois Hardy
Dec 21, 1896 - Feb 20, 1956

Mrs. Lois (Duke) Hardy Rites Wednesday
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lois Hardy, 58, of 3008 Williams Drive, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Westside Baptist church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Side Corsicana Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Jesse Hardy. Jr., Corsicana, and Jodie Lee Hardy, Odessa; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Masters Odessa; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Chapman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Wesley Putman, Hubbard; a brother, C. E. Duke, Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Robert Chapman, Frank Chapman, Jr., Alvin E. Chapman, Henry E. Jackson, Herbert Wilcox, Cooksey Putman and C.E. Duke, Jr.

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Arra Belle (High) Duke
Mar 13, 1865 - Nov 10, 1947

RITES TUESDAY FOR MRS. W. G. DUKE WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
Mrs. W.G. Duke, aged 82 years died Monday night at 7 o'clock at 621 North Fourteenth street. She was a native of Mississippi.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, C. E. Duke, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. W Putman, Hubbard; Mrs. T.H. Hamilton and Mrs. Frank V. Chapman, both of Corsicana, 19 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were C. E. Duke, Jr., H. E. Jackson, F. V. Chapman, Jr., Howard Chapman, Jesse Hardy, Jr., and Kirksey Putman, all grandsons.

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Joseph Glen Whitfield
Feb 1, 1935 - Feb 26, 1935

WHITFIELD - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 27. - Funeral services for Joseph Glen Whitfield, 25-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Whitfield of the Petty's Chapel, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Pursley Cemetery, where burial was made, the Rev. G.H. Vaughn, Baptist minister, officiating.

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  • Feb 28, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Both of these obits state burial in Pursley, but he is not listed there. He is listed in the Oakwood Cemetery book along with his parents.
  • s/o Ed F. Whitfield and Neva (Griswold) Whitfield

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Infant Buried In Pursley Cemetery
Funeral services for Joseph Glen Whitfield, 25-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Whitfield of the Petty's Chapel, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Pursley cemetery where burial was made.
The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.
Surviving are the parents and a brother.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 1935

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Infant Buried in Pursley Cemetery

Funeral services for Joseph Glen Whitfield, 25-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Whitfield of the Petty’s Chapel, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Pursley cemetery where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Hattie Myrtle (Claiborne) Allen
Jan 29, 1896 - Nov 23, 1944

MRS. HATTIE ALLEN DIED THURSDAY AND RITES ARE PENDING Mrs. Hattie Myrtle Allen, 40. died at the P. and S. Hospital early Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements are pending word from relatives. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery, Emhouse. Surviving are her husband. C. T. Allen, Emhouse; six sons, Weldon Allen, Dallas; W. T. Allen, Corsicana; Marvin Allen, U. S. Air Corps; John Allen. U. S. Army; Duel Allen, U. S. Army; Wayne Allen, U. S. Marines; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Burton, Kilgore; Miss Betty Jean Allen, Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Hooser, Dallas: Mrs. T. E. Jerdon, Dallas; a brother, E. C. Claiburn, Colorado: her mother, Mrs. R. E. Dorsey, Dallas; four grandchildren, and other relatives. Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Claude Bertram "Bert" Farmer
Feb 18, 1882 - Mar 7, 1963

Hold Services For Bert Farmer Funeral services for Bert Farmer, 81, retired farmer, who died at his home at Emhouse Thursday night, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey and Rev. Bob Ingram. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; two daughters, Mrs. Joel Allen, Emhouse, and Mrs. George Robinson. Corsicana; a son, W. H. Farmer, Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five brothers, Winston Farmer, Dinuba, Calif.; Roy, Bernon and Norman Farmer, all of Thurmal, Calif.; and AIma Farmer, Santa Ana, Calif.; a sister. Mrs. Thelma Bagwell, Oklahoma, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Earl Brown, Claude Maggard, Billy Burton, Swint Hulling, Stokes Armstrong, Frank Seely, Luther Bell and Ralph Chaney.

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Joel Haden “Buster” Allen
Mar 10, 1901 - Oct 22, 1963

Buster Allen Dies Tuesday Of Heart Attack Joel (Buster) Allen, 62, lifelong Emhouse resident, farmer was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital late Tuesday afternoon of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held from Corley Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, assisted by Rev. George Purvis, pastor of the Barry-Emhouse Methodist churches. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a son, Kenneth Allen, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Ellis, Garland; three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ott Richards, Corsicana; a brother, Raymond Allen, Mexia, and other relatives. Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Steve Edmond Smith
Jul 10, 1928 - Jan 3, 1960

Services Held For Sgt. Smith Final rites for Technical Sergeant Steve E. Smith. 31, U. S. Air Force. Emhouse native, who was fatally injured in a traffic mishap near Kansas City. Mo. Sunday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Captain Ray Riddle. U.S.A.F. chaplain, and Rev. C. Ray Watson, conducted the services. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Surviving are his wife of Belton, Mo.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Smith, Emhouse; two brothers, Dan Smith, Knoxville, Tenn., and Norman Smith. Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lois Mack Houston, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be members of the U. S. Air Force.

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Blanche Norma (Montiz) Viveiros-Tinkle
Sep 3, 1919 - Jul 19 1960

Hold Services for Mrs. Tinkle Funeral services for Mrs. Doyle Tinkle, 40, were held Saturday at 10 a. m. from the Corley Chapel with Dr. Floyd Johnson, First Methodist church pastor, Conducting the rites. Interment was in Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs. Tinkle died Tuesday in Los Angeles, Calif. Survivors include her husband, Doyle Tinkle, North Los Vegas, Nev.; four brothers, Gilbert Thomson, San Jose, Calif.; Francis Thomson and Harold Thomson, both of Long Beach, Calif., and Adrian Thomson Maxwell. Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. I. M. Borger and Mrs. C. Mortin, both of Long Beach.

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Charles Thomas "Tom" Allen
Oct 05, 1887 - Dec 18, 1948

CHARLES T. ALLEN DIES SATURDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY Funeral services for Charles Thomas Allen, 61, State Home employee, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church, and Rev. Buel R. Crouch, Dallas. He was a native of Emhouse. Surviving are six sons, Weldon and Johnny Allen, both of Dallas; W. T. Allen, Corsicana; Marvin Allen, Randolph Field; Duel Allen, Camp Carson; and Wayne Allen, U. S. Marines; two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Burton, Marshall, and Mrs. Paul Goodwin, Dallas; nine grandchildren, a brother, J. M. Allen, Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. G. D. Derrough, Bay Side; Mrs. C. T. Jones, Waxahachie; Mrs. E. R. Collins, Plainview; and Mrs. A. L. Hill, Tulsa, Okla., and other relatives. Pallbearers were J. P. Shipley, J. C. Colburn. Billy Lambright, Morris Carpenter, W. A. Cannon and Oliver Milner. Honorary pallbearers were H. J. Thomas, J. C. Freeman, D. A. Wright, S. G. Staggs, J. G. Neal and M. L. Kelly. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William Samuel McGhee
Apr 06, 1879 - Sep 23, 1948

Wm. S. McGhee Rites Saturday Funeral services for William Samuel McGhee, aged 69 years, who died Thursday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister. Surviving are four sons, Jesse McGhee, Corsicana; Lester L. McGhee, Plainview; Kline McGee, Roxton, and R. T. McGhee, San Antonio; three daughters, Mrs. Jewell DeRusha, Plainview; Mrs. Frederick Donald and Miss May McGhee, both of Pasadena, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives. Pallbearers were J. B. McDaniels, O. C. Cole, C. M. Stover, Ed Moreau, Rufus Nutt and Charley Griggs.

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Robert Owen Huling
Feb 18, 1934 - Mar 2, 1956

Sunday Rites For Emhouse Resident Robert Owen Huling, 22, of Emhouse, died in Memorial hospital Friday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p. m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison. Methodist, minister of Fort Worth. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Swint Huling, Emhouse, and other relatives.  Pallbearers will be Dr. C. L. Gary, Jr.; Doyle Collins, John Gillen, Claude Maggard, Robert Chaney and George Richards.

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Bezaleel "Bez" Ray
Nov 26, 1886 - May 28, 1956

Emhouse Farmer Dies In Dallas Bez Ray, 69, Emhouse farmer for 40 years, died in the Medical Arts Clinic in Dallas Monday night. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Emhouse Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins and Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor of the church. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; eight sons, Sam Allen, Beaumont; Elmer Allen, Orange; Thomas Ray, Houston; Frank Ray, Brownwood; Garvis Ray, Hobbs, N.M.; Alva Ray, Norfolk, Va.; Clarence Ray, Emhouse, and Floyd Ray, Redondo Beach, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Eula Tallant, Corsi- cana; Mrs. Willie Mae Owen, Waxahachie, Mrs. Verlie Turner, Carrollton; Mrs. Jodie Miley, Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. Louise Adams, Humble; Mrs. Christine Luther, Marcos, Turkey; 28 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two brothers, Andy Ray, Garrett, and Claud Ray, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Regina Melton, Frost, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Book Turner, Al Tinkle, Hubert Brown, Oliver Allen, William Mahoney and Dick Dixon. Corley will direct.

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Howard Daniel Drain
Mar 16, 1889 - Nov 10, 1956

Howard D. Drain Services Monday Howard D. Drain, 66, Emhouse farmer, died at his home Saturday night following a short illness. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites will he conducted by Rev. H. C. Lynch, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist Church, and Rev. William Ramsey, pastor of the Methodist Church at Emhouse. A native of Normandy, Tenn., but had resided in the Emhouse vicinity since 1894. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a son, Howard N. Drain, Dallas, three daughters, Mrs. T. E. Godley, Mrs. E. W. Dosser and Mrs. V. E. Hill, all of Dallas; eight grandchildren; two brothers, R. M. Drain and J. T. Drain, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. M. Gray, Emhouse, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers will be nephews.

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Thomas Newton Collins
Aug 1, 1874 - May 17, 1956

Former Resident Of Emhouse Dies T. N. Collins, 88, former resident of the Emhouse community, died at his home in Bellmead, Waco, Thursday afternoon after an extended illness. Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Ernest Duncan of Grand Prairie. Surviving are his wife of Waco; a son, C. B. Collins, San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Willie Nicholson, Grand Prairie; a grandson, Carl Collins, San Antonio; a granddaughter, Mrs. Floy Anna Sullivan, Brownsville; three brothers, Arthur Collins, Pontotoc, Miss.; Lawrence Collins, Ecru, Miss., and Felix Collins, Crosbyton, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Lee Davis, Denver, Colo., and other relatives, including a niece, Mrs. Monroe Hurley of Corsicana.

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Leslie Mary (Pattison) Cotten
Nov 25, 1889 - Nov 16, 1944

MRS. B. H. COTTEN DIED ON THURSDAY; BURIAL ON FRIDAY
Mrs. B. H. Cotten, aged 54 years, died at the family home, Corsicana, Route 5, Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p. m., with interment in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff. pastor of the North Side Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Dillard, Corsicana; two sons, Pvt. Dorsey A. Cotten and Pvt. Charles W. Cotten. both in the U. S. Army; four grandsons, a brother, Ben Pattison, Emhouse; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Tinkle, Emhouse; Mrs. D. B. Bennett. Rhome; Mrs. F. F. Blair, Chatfield, and Mrs. Andy Ray, Palmer, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Sam Szenasy, Ben Smith, Sr., W. E. Langston, Tom Lindsey, Johnnie Pattison And Ernest Kenyon.

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Rae Thelma McGhee
Sep 11, 1931 - Feb 25, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR RAY THELMA M'GHEE Funeral services for Ray Thelma McGhee, age. 13 years, who died at San Antonio, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church at Emhouse with Rev. A. T. Coldins conducting the rites. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Klein L. McGhee, San Antonio; a brother, Klein L. Mc- Ghee, a sister, Peggy Joyce McGhee, both of San Antonio, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hill, Corsicana; F. S. Mc- Ghee, Corsicana, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Thomas Mc- Ghee, Jesse McGhee, Jack Hill, Wesley Hill, Johnny McCrory and Elmer Lile. Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Sallie Ann (Threet) Smotherman
Mar 9, 1869 - Jul. 11, 1944

Rites Thursday For Mrs. S. A. Smotherman Who Died Tuesday Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Ann Smotherman, age 75 years, who died at her home here Tuesday morning will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. A. L. Meador will conduct the rites and interment will be in Pattison cemetery, Surviving are a son, a daughter, a brother, seven grandchildren and other relatives.

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Alma Josephine (Reid) Ray
Jul 13, 1881 - Jun 29, 1956

Mrs. W. W. Ray Expires Friday Mrs. W. W. Ray, 74, died Friday afternoon. A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Ray, resided in the Emhouse community 88 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lott Reid of Emhouse. Funeral service will be held Sun- day at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Emhouse, of which she was a member, with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist Church. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. O. S. Rich, Corsicana; Mrs. E. J. Brown and Mrs. Bill Stewart, both of Emhouse; Mrs. W. C. Fogleman, Orange; Mrs. J. W. Walthall, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Owens, Royse City, and Mrs. W. V. Jackson, Corsicana, a son, W. C. Ray, Emhouse; two. sisters. Mrs. Ella Nelson and Mrs. Catherine Brooks, both of Fort Worth; 33 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Dick Dixon, William Mahoney, Lee Mahoney, Jack Megarity, C. B. Turner and Jim Bob Collins. Corley will direct.

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In Loving
Remembrance Of
Our Mother
On June, 29, 1956, the death
angels visited and took our dear
mother, Mrs. W. W. Ray. How,
we miss her and calling us by
our name. When carried, to the
hospital, after a stroke, she
looked up and smiled at me "as
to say, children don't worry, I
am read and prepared to go.
She took, her pain and suffering
so calm and contented. She was
loved by every one that knew her.
She had a smile for everyone
she met. She loved her
neighbors and friends and was
always glad to see them come in.
Before they would leave, she
would ask them to have prayer.
She was always talking to her
children the way to live.
So dear brother, and sisters just
all live to meet her on the
other shore,
Where there will be no parting
forever more.
Dark are the windows, no flickering
glow.
Light up the old home that we
used to know.
But in the darkness a sweet face
so fair,
Smiles down from heaven, for
Mother is there.
Oft when the shadow of eveningtide
fall,
I seem to hear her voice tenderly
calling.
In words familiar, "Let's come
now to pray."
I kneel in reverence and mother
is there.
O how I miss her sweet voice and
her smile,
Yet I shall see her again after
while,
With our dear Savior, I know.
she will wait
With a glad welcome just inside
the gate.
She was a little old fashioned,
She stayed closely at home,
So calm and contented
All the others may roam.
And since it is God's holy will
We must be parted for awhile
In sweet submission all in one
We'll say, "Our Father's will,
be done."
Soon we'll meet again dear moth-
And you'll take us by our hand.
Soon you'll press us to your bosom
Over in the promised, land.
Then we'll be at home forever
Thru out all eternity.
What a blessed, blessed morning
That eternal morn will be.
Written by her daughter, Mrs.
Weldon (Donnie) Owen.

The Corsicana Daily Sun
Friday, August 17, 1956

Submitted by Diane Richards


Thomas B. Lindsey
Apr 10, 1904 - Nov 24, 1956

Tom B. Lindsey Services Tuesday Funeral rites for Tom B. Lindsey, 52, oil field -worker, who died in Snyder Saturday, were held Tuesday at 3 p. m, from the Corley Chapel. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. Lindsey resided at Snyder but formerly lived in Navarro county Surviving are his wife of Snyder; a son, Tommy Earl Lindsey, Snyder; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Patterson, Mrs. Ira. Barlow and Miss Mary E. Lindsey, all of Corsicana; a brother, Elbert Lindsey, Ennis, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were Willie Lee Boulware, Leon Stough. Johnny Barlow, Jimmy Barlow, Wade Barlow and Charles Barlow.

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Marie Elizabeth (Richards) Gafford-Brown
Mar 16, 1924 - Jan 12, 1956

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Brown Mrs. Clarence Brown, 31, died in a San Angelo hospital Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Memorial Baptist church Saturday at 2 p. m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist church. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Barry. Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two daughters. Jackie Gafford and Jo Carolyn Gafford, both of Corsicana; four step-daughters, Gladys Faye Brown, Corsicana; Mrs. Shirley Frances Frosh, Athens; Mrs. Elva Lee Johnson, Waxahachie; and Bobble Lynn Brown, Athens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Richards, Corsicana; five brothers, W. J. Richards, Blooming Grove; Elbert, Barney, Clyde and Dorsey Richards all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Luther, Barry, and Mrs. Dorothy Fuller, Dallas. Pallbearers will be Wendell Richards, Durwood Richards, Samuel Luther, Howard Cooper, Hershel Hunter and Leo Jones.

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John Henry "Dee" Chaney
Sep 11, 1875 - Dec 28, 1956

Dee Chaney Dies Friday Morning Dee Chancy, 81, of Mildred, first president of the Senior Citizens club and a former state director in that organization, died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning following an extended illness. He formerly resided at Emhouse. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Emhouse Baptist Church. The rites .will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church with burial in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving arc three sons, N. H. Chaney, Fairbanks, Alaska; Ralph Chaney, Emhouse, and Royce Chaney, Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Kate Quinn, West Columbia; Mrs. Jewell Grier, Waco: Mrs. Edyth Tyner, Corsicana, and Mrs. Faye Cartlidgc, Houston; two brothers, Tom and Robert Chaney, both of McCrory, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs, W. A, Burkett and Mrs. Minnie Woodruff, both of Houston; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives. McCammon directs.

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Charles William Collins
Feb 19, 1884 - Jun 16, 1956

Charles Collins Drowns Saturday; Services Monday Charles W. Collins, 72, native Texan and resident of Blooming Grove, was drowned in a pond on his farm Saturday. The body was discovered late in the afternoon, apparently several hours after he had drowned, A pick-up truck was parked near. The farm is located on Highway 22 between Blooming Grove and Barry. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p. m. from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove, Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove. Collins resided in the Emhouse community for many years before moving to the Blooming Grove vicinity several years ago. Justice of the Peace, W. B. Ellis of Blooming Grove investigated the incident but did not immediately return a coroners verdict. Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove, who is employed in Corsicana; a son, Billy Don Collins Pasadena; two grandchildren, Jorene, and Billy Don Collins, Jr. both of Pasadena; two sisters, Mrs. John Russell, Barry, and Mrs. Frank Richards, Corsicana; two brothers, Jim Bob Collins and Ed Collins, both of Emhouse, and Other relatives. Pallbearers were Melvin Collins, Bud Holditch, Bruce. McCormick, Carl Darnell, Stokes Armstrong and Clyde Richards. McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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John Marshal Allen
Jan 15, 1878 - Nov 25, 1960

J. M. Allen, 81, Dies At Kerens KERENS, Nov. 26—(Spl.)— J. M. Allen, 81, retired farmer, died at his home here Friday following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor. A native of Henderson county, Allen resided most of his life at Emhouse, moving to Kerens 21 years ago. Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, Tommie Allen, Denver, Colo., and Luther Ware, Lakewood, Colo; a daughter Mrs. Wallace B. Roberts, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Willie Jones, Waxahachie; Mrs. Detta Hill, Rice; Mrs. Kate Collins, Plainview, and Mrs. Sallie DerRough, Bayside; five grandchildren, including Mrs. Lynn Hollaway, Kerens; three great-grand-children, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Nephews were pallbearers. Inmon directed.

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Lina N. “Linie” (Kendrick) McCrory
Feb 13, 1885 - Feb 24, 1960

Mrs. McCrory Rites Friday Funeral services for Mrs. O. L. McCrory, 75, of Purdon, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday noon, will be held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. A native of Georgia, the family resided in Emhouse and Corsicana for many years prior to moving to Purdon three years ago. Surviving are her husband of Purdon; 12 children, Mrs. Sadie Terry, Orangefield; J. O. Mc- Crory, Mrs. Robert Fulton, and H. D. McCrory, all of Purdon; E. L. McCrory, Emhouse; O. O. and O. H. McCrory, both of Dallas; Mrs. Claude Stubbs, Corsicana; Mrs. Sam Keele, Ennis; W. W. McCrory, Seminole; Mrs. Lloyd Wright, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Glenn Middleton, Grand Prairie; a sister, Mrs. Alice Jones, Burton; 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and other relatives. Grandsons will be pallbearers. The services will be conducted by Rev. Gerald Griffin, Purdon, and Rev. C. Ray Watson Emhouse, both Baptist ministers.

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Mary Epsy (Williams) Wetzel
Mar 28, 1889 - Aug 16, 1960

Mrs. Wetzel Dies Tuesday Mrs. Mary E. Wetzel. 71, former resident of Emhouse, died early Tuesday in Fort Worth. Funeral services will he held Wednesday at. 2 p.m. from the Emhouse Baptist church with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The riles will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey. pastor of the North Wilmer Baptist church, of which Mrs. Wetzel was a member. Surviving are two sons. E. L. Wetzel, Odessa, and Carl Wetzel, Levelland; five daughters, Mrs. Earl McClintock and Mrs. Mary Lou LeFan, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. Faye Moore and Mrs. Hazel Logan, both of Arvarda, Colo., and Mrs. Flo Hanks, Wilmer; 16 grandchildren; three, brothers, Homer Williams, Eastland; Harmon Williams, Monahans, and Jack Williams, Waco; four sisters Miss Lillie Williams, Waco; Mrs. Lena Rogers, Houston; Mrs. Lois Barrows. Beaumont and Miss Virginia Williams, Washington. D.C.; step-mother, Mrs. Tavie Williams, Waco, and other relatives. Griffin directs.

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John William Allen
Feb 8, 1880 - Jan 16, 1940

JOHN WM. ALLEN DIED SUDDENLY ON THURSDAY EVENING John William Allen, aged 59 years, died suddenly Tuesday night at 7 o'clock. It was reported he was stricken with a heart attack en route to his home from the Beasley's store. He had been residing at Zion's Rest for the past two years. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pas- tor of the church. Interment was made in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Royce Allen, Pickett; Ferman Allen, Emhouse, and Marvin and David Allen, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Deavers, Dallas, and Mrs. Vera Hickson, Corsicana; three brothers, David, Joel and Raymond Allen, all of Emhouse, and two sisters, Mrs. D. A. Vaughn, Angus, and Mrs. D. O, Richards, Corsicana. Pallbearers were H. Travis, Price Holloway, D. W. Hudson, Charles Wilson, Ed Wilson and Albert Beasley. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Kathryn E (Pate) Barlow
Nov 8, 1915 - Nov 10, 1940

MRS. JACK BARLOW DIED IN INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY Mrs. Jack Barlow, aged 26 years, formerly of Emhouse, died Sunday in Inglewood, Calif., hospital, following an illness of six weeks. The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Thursday. Mrs. Barlow formerly was Miss Kathryn Pate of Emhouse. She had resided at Inglewood since 1937. Surviving are her husband, Inglewood, Calif.; grandmother, Mrs. H. M. Hilliard, Emhouse; two brothers, Price Pate, Emhouse, and Jack Pate,. Inglewood, Calif, and a sister, Mrs. W. T. Franks, Corsicana. Funeral services are planned at Emhouse Thursday afternoon with burial in the Pattison cemetery. Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE FRIDAY FOR MRS. BARLOW
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn Barlow, aged 26 years, who died in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday following a long illness, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Barlow moved to California in 1937. Surviving are her husband, Jack Barlow, Inglewood, Calif.; grandmother, Mrs. H. M. Hilliard, Emhouse; two brothers, Price Pate, Emhouse, and Jack Pate, Inglewood, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. W. T. Franks, Corsicana. Pallbearers were J, J. Davidson, P. D. Green, M. P. Dockery, C. B. Mock, A. C. Gray, and E. C. Richards.

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Mary Evelyn (Staggs) Garrison-Armstrong
Nov 19, 1888 - Dec 15, 1973

Mrs. Armstrong Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Evelyn Armstrong, who died Saturday at Leisure Lodge, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home. C. B. Holcomb, minister, will officiate. Burial will follow at Dresden. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Second Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by four sons, L.K. Garrison of Orange, Earl Armstrong of Tulsa, Okla., L.C. Armstrong and Bruce Armstrong, both of Houston; and two daughters, Mrs. Lessie Wooten of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Pearl Selinger of Tulsa, Okla. Other survivors include a brother, Willard Staggs of Corsicana; four sisters, Miss Clara Staggs of Corsicana, Mrs. Ben Melton and Mrs. J.M. Dixon, both of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Elsie Gorham of Burkburnett; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Griffin Funeral Home.

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Ellie Edness (Moody) McClure
Dec 29, 1897 - Oct 26, 1973

Mrs. McClure Mrs. Ellie McClure. 75. native of Blooming Grove, died Friday in Hillsboro. Service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. John Clifford, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home. She was a member of the l.O.O.F. of Corsicana and a member of the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons. Robert R. McClure of Dallas. Edward McClure of Jourdanton, Texas, and Elmer D. McClure of Kerrville; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Minatra of Blooming Grove. Mrs. Emma Buzulenzia of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Lois Littlejohn of Itasca; two brothers J. L. Moody and Lamar Moody, both of Dallas: three sisters Mrs. Lizzie Lane of Corsicana, Mrs. Arabelle Slater of Dallas and Mrs. Dorothy Coker of Ft. Worth; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Nora Emmaline (Gilliland) Fraley
May 26, 1890 - Oct 19, 1973

Mrs. Fraley Blooming Grove—Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Nora Fraley. 83, long time resident who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Ronnie Chesser, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home. Men of First Baptist Church will be pallbearers. She is survived by three sons, Peyton Fraley, Blooming Grove; John Fraley, Corsicana, and Frank Fraley, Commanche; three daughters, Mrs. G.B. Barden, Dawson; Mrs. Frank Stone, Channelview, Texas and Mrs. Don DeHaven, Charleston, Ore.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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George Wallace Garrett
Jun 13, 1915 - May 8, 1973

G.W. Garrett BLOOMING GROVE--Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mc- Cormick Funeral Home Chapel for George Wallace Garrett, 58, who died in Dallas after a short illness. Rev. Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, was to officiate, with burial to follow at Dresden Cemetery. Survivors include a brother, four sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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G. W. Garrett

BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel for George Wallace Garrett, 58, who died in Dallas after a short illness. The Rev. Ken James, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Garrett was a native of Navarro County and worked for an oil company in Dallas.

He is survived by one brother, Leonard Garrett, Mesa, Arizona; four sisters, Mrs. Leo Griffin, Sundown, Texas; Mrs. Eva Campbell, Dallas; Mrs. A. N. Moore, Dallas; and Mrs. John Bratcher, Malakoff; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Clovis Haden, Jim Hollingsworth, Elmer Ledbetter, Jim Fuller, Cecil Hall and Carl Daniel.

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Louella (Herring) Sims
Jul 27, 1866 - Apr 30, 1953

Mrs. Louella Sims Services Friday Mrs. Louella Sims, 86, of Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning. Funeral services are to be held Friday at 4 p. m. from the Dresden Methodist church. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev O. L. McCollum, pastor of the Raleigh Baptist church. A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Sims had resided in the Blooming Grove area for many years. Surviving are two sons, Arthur Sims, Corsicana, and Wesley Sims, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. R. F. Clough and Mrs. Ella Hollifield, both of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Douglas Richardson, Arizona, a brother, Andrew Jackson Herring, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Reuben Carroll, Ben Melton, June Barnett, Sam Melton, Lace McGraw and. Buford Farrish. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Maggie E. (Harrison) Minatra
Nov 15, 1890 - Sep 22, 1961

Hold Services Mrs. Minatra Funeral services for Mrs. O C. (Maggie) Minatra, 70, who died in Memorial Hospital Fri- day morning, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. Robert Woody, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Minatra resided in the Dresden community prior to moving to Corsicana. Surviving are a son, M. Hershel, Minatra, Blooming Grove three daughters, Miss Dean Minatra, Houston; Mrs. Bruce Denbow and Mrs. Hoyt Moore both of Corsicana; five grand- children and one great-grand child. Pallbearers were W. A. Ha- den, Norman Chambers, Ernest Stokes, Grady A. Finch, D. W Springer and Floyd Kuhns.

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James Madison "Matt" Badgett
Jan 24, 1832 - Oct 30, 1913

Found Dead in His Bed. J. Matt Badgett, aged 73 years, and for many years a resident of the Blooming Grove community, was found dead in his bed this morning. When the deceased retired last night he was apparently in his usual health. A number of grown children survive him.

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Samuel Leonard Pevehouse Sr.
May 3, 1893 - May 10, 1964

S. L. Pevehouse Dies Lubbock FROST, May 11 (Spl.)—S. L. Pevehouse, former resident of this community, died Sunday at Lubbock. Surviving are several children and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Green and Mrs. Nettie Hollingsworth, both of Frost, and other relatives. Arrangements are pending at the McCormick Funeral Service.

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S. L. Pevehouse
Rites Tuesday
FROST, May 12 (Spl.)—Funeral services for S. L. Pevehouse, 71, native of Hill county formerly of this area, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church. Pevehouse
died in Lubbock Sunday.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church
here. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.
Pevehouse moved from Frost to Lubbock in 1949.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Pevehouse, Lubbock; four sons, S. L. Pevehouse, Waxahachie; H. D., B. J., and Charles L. Pevehouse, all of Lubbock; three daughters, Mrs. Henry S, Brown, Lubbock; Mrs. Lucille Dunnam, Midland, and Mrs. Jo Stoneking, Bunker Hill AFB, Ind.; 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Hollingsworth and Mrs. Alice Green, both of Frost; a brother Will Pevehouse, Whitney; a half-brother, three half-sisters and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Truitt Green, J. C. Green, Charlie Ray Green, Marion Green, James
Hollingsworth and Gerald Pevehouse, nephews.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mattie Virginia (Houston) Clark
Dec 10, 1869 - Oct 25, 1952

Blooming Grove Rites Monday For Mrs. Mattie Clark BLOOMING GROVE. Oct. 27. (AP)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Virginia Clark, 82, native of Texas and a lone time resident of Purdon, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Seth Grant, here Sunday, were held Monday at 3 p. m. Services were held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church and conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Pat Brown, assisted by the Rev. C. T. Brockette. Burial was in Dresden cemetery. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. C. J. Davis, Austin: Mrs. T. V. Terrell, New Gulf: Mrs. J. S. Ford. Seattle. Wash.; a son. W. H. Clark, Muskogce, Okla.: three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Andy Synieder and A. E. Bittner, both of Purdon: Jack, Gillen, W. H. Wiggs, H. S. Whorton and Justin McSpadden, all of Blooming Grove. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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George Washington Haws
July 5, 1847 - Sep 2, 1930

Aged Resident of Cottonwood Buried Dresden Wednesday BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 6— (Spl).—Funeral services for G. W. Haws, aged 87, were held at the Dresden cemetery Wednesday afternoon. He died at his home in the Cottonwood community Tuesday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. The services were conducted by Rev. Scott of Blooming Grove and Rev. Darwood of Eureka. He is survived by his wife, and three daughters. He was a native of Illinois and fought in the Union armies during the Civil War, moving to Texas at the end of the campaign, and for many years has made his home in Cottonwood.

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G. W. Haws Passed Away Tuesday

Funeral services were held at the Dresden cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock for the remains of G. W. Haws, aged 87, who passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home in the Cottonwood community, after an illness of several weeks. Bro. Stitt of Blooming Grove and Bro. Darwood of Eureka conducted the services. McCormick Funeral Service had charge of the body.

The deceased is survived by his wife and three children, Misses May and Josie Haws of Barry and Mrs. Gibson of Oklahoma, and a number of grandchildren.

Grandpa Haws was born in Illinois and was a soldier in the Northern army during the Civil war. He moved to Texas and being a successful farmer was soon able to buy for himself a good farm near Cottonwood where he has lived these many years. He was a good, sound citizen, a fine provider and always had about him plenty to make country life enjoyable. His latter days, however, were made sad because of the death some time ago of his son, Jim. After Jim's death Mr. Haws seemed to be burdened with sorrow which followed him to the last days. He had a big sympathetic heart.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 5, 1930
  • Submitted by Karen Rost




Our Sorrow

To this city there comes a great sorrow, a sorrow no words can express, as we heard that Mr. Haws' life had departed.

A wonderful man gone to rest. His life was so pure and happy, his heart was so full of play that it seems like a dream that it happened, but we know he's gone home to stay.

He has gone to his home in the Heavens, where his father planned he should, he has gone to his rest in the Heavens because he was so good. So let us bear our sorrow and try our best to see, that it is the will of God and he will some day take you and me.

For death will come to all of us we all must go to stay, to live as God has planned it in His heaven far away; we will go as sparks from the fireside, that drift from the chimney of life, onto the air of destiny from earth's great care and strife.

We will drift into eternity as sparks fly into space, will never come to earth again. But to another place, the place where God has planned for us, where love has always been the ruler of the heavens, and each person there his friend.

If we would think of death, as life that holds such peace and rest, perhaps it wouldn't grieve us so, for maybe it is best by the father of truth and love, is always waiting for us in a happy home above.

A Granddaughter,
Mrs. Elmer Nichols,
201 N. Stonewall Street,
Ada, Oklahoma.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 19, 1930
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Sarah Isabell (Dearmon) Hollingsworth
Dec 23, 1851 - Sep 11, 1930

IN LOVING MEMORY OF "GRANNY"
Mrs. Sarah Isobel Hollingsworth was born Dec. 23, 1851, in Sumter county, Alabama, and departed this life Sept. 11, 1930. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Dresden cemetery, September 12. Funeral services were conducted by the Revs. Sykes and Moody. She leaves to mourn her going away, six children, John, Charlie and Will Hollingsworth, all of Blooming Grove, Floyd Hollingsworth of Hubbard, Mrs. J. I. Hitt of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. J. T. Hastings of Eustace, Texas. She also leaves twenty-six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Granny was born and reared in Alabama, moving to Texas 38 years ago. and has resided in and around Blooming Grove ever since She united with the Baptist Church in her girlhood, and remained a faithful member until the end. We know that "Granny" is at rest in heaven, and we would not if we had it in our power, call her back to this old world of suffering and heartache. But we should all live so we can meet "Granny" on that bright eternal shore. We loved her, O we loved her But Jesus loved her more, So he has gently wafted her To yonder shining shore. We miss her faltering footsteps. We miss her helpful hand. But some day we will meet her In that bright and happy land. On some bright and glorious morning, We'll pass through pearly gates. And there will meet dear "Granny," Where she so peacefully waits. “Granny" is where there's no sorrow, No farewells or goodbyes, In that heavenly home Where the soul never dies. Written by her granddaughter NOVELLA HASTINGS

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Dorinthia Thompson (Miss)
Oct 2, 1871 - May 21, 1955

Miss Thompson Funeral Sunday Miss Dorinthia Elizabeth Thompson, 83, of Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness. Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Sunday at 3 p. m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the church. Surviving are a brother, Ben Thompson, Blooming Grove; a nephew, Pete Curington, Corsicana; four nieces, Mrs. Audrey Berry, Dawson; Mrs. Andrew Oden, Corsicana; Mrs. C. O. Marlow and Miss Essie Curington, both of Blooming Grove, and other relatives. Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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James Jefferson Hargrove
Mar 26, 1869 - Dec 7, 1964

J. J. Hargrove Dies Monday, Rites Tuesday BLOOMING GROVE. Dec. 7 (Spl.)— J. J. (Uncle Jeff) Hargrove, 95, died early Monday at the Twilight Home. He would have been 96 in March, 1965. A native of Navarro county, He was born in the old Carroll school community and had resided all his life in the west end. A retired farmer, for years. After his retirement he was custodian of school buildings in and around Blooming Grove and was one of the community's biggest supporters of athletic events and made many road trips with the school teams. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove with the pastor. Rev. F. Sanders, officiating, assisted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of Calvary Baptist church in Corsicana. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. He is survived by two sons, Lofton Hargrove of Blooming Grove and Troy Hargrove of Pensacola, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Olla Frederick of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Bessie Bailey and Mrs. Retha Spurlock, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Novice Morten of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 9 great, great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J. I. Hale, Beauford Farrish, C. P. Lynch, Boyd Bryant, W. B. Ellis and Dollie Hollingsworth.

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William Riley McClure
Feb 20, 1880 - Jan 4, 1964

W. R. McClure Rites Monday BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 6 (Spl.)—Graveside services for William Riley McClure, 83, retired farmer of Shamrock, who died at Shamrock Saturday of a heart attack, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Dresden cemetery. Surviving are his wife of Shamrock, the former Ethel Melton of Dresden. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mary Jewell (Lewis) Putman
May 20, 1902 - Aug 2, 1973

Mrs. Putman Services for Mrs. Mary Jewel Putman, 71, of Blooming Grove, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Rufus Putman of Blooming Grove; two sons, Y. M. Putman of Pasadena, Tex. and John C. Putman of Purdon, Tex.; a brother, Lloyd Lewis of Dallas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Harold Fullerton Page
May 5, 1907 - Mar 23, 1973

H.S. Page BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at McCormick Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove for Harold S. Page, 66, of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday at his home. Rev. Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, officiated, and burial was at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden. Survivors include four nieces, Mrs. Bob Bell of McAllen, Mrs. Gordon Winfield of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. George McDonald of Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred Roberts of Corsicana; and a nephew, James G. Page of Blooming Grove. Pallbearers were C. L. Gillen, Drew Gillen, F. T. Holditch, Bruce McCormick, Floyd Armstrong, and Lloyd Frederick.

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Ermon Hardwick Vest
Aug 31, 1899 - Jul 13, 1973

E. H. Vest Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral chapel for E.H. Vest, 73, resident of Emhouse, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital Rev, M. E. Martin and Rev, James Green officiated, and burial was at Dresden Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, of Emhouse; two sons, D.R. Vest of Emhouse and E.O. Vest of Sinton; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Maxie Vest of Lancaster; and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Watts and Mrs. Ada Mitchell, both of Fort Worth. Pallbearers were Gwendell Watts, A.B. Watts, Charlie Vest, Willie Vest, Tommy Fleming and Ralph Grantom.

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David Holliefield
May 26, 1889 - Sep 10, 1966

D. Hollifield Dies Saturday BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)— Dave Hollifield, 77, retired farmer, died Saturday night. Funeral services are tentatively set for Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Lindley Vowell, pastor. He was a native of Georgia, but came to this vicinity in 1902. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Hollifield, of Blooming Grove; three sons, Buford Hollifield, Waco; Curtis Hollifield, Blooming Grove, and Joe Hollifield, U. S. Air Force, Viet Nam; two daughters, Mrs. Azelene Jones, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Katie Belle Nutt, Waco; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Nimmie Hollifield, Houston; Tom Hollifield, Brownfield, and Lloyd Hollifield, Frost: three sisters, Mrs. Jewel Turner, Purdon; Mrs. Mae Haskell, Dallas, and Mrs. Cannie Ewing, Blooming Grove. Pallbearers will be James Jones, Dallas; Danny Jones, Blooming Grove; Jerry Jones, Dallas, James Nutt, Waco; Douglas Hollifield, Dallas, and Ernest Martin, Blooming Grove. McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Willie Miles "Willie" Tatum, Sr.
Jan 22, 1863 - May 4, 1939

PROMINENT DRESDEN FARMER DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY W. M. TATUM HAD BEEN RESIDENT DRESDEN COMMUN1TY PAST 45 YEARS

Funeral services for W. M. Tatum, aged 76 years, of Dresden, who died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock were held from the Bryan Baptist church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. G. Thomas, minister of the Corsicana Church of Christ. Mr. Tatum was a prominent farmer and landowner of the Dresden community where he had resided the past 45 years. Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. M. Tatum, and W. M. Tatum, Jr., both of Dresden, and Harry Tatum, Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Bennight, Ennis; six grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Julia Wright, Hamilton; Mrs. Hettie Hendley, Lometa, and Mrs. Sallie Wilkeing, Burton. Pallbearers were John Ferrell, Norman Chambers, J. A. Davis, J. L. Baker, W. T. Schuggs and Fred Bunch. McCormick's Funeral Service of Blooming Grove, directed the arrangements.

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George Houston Grantom
Mar 18, 1909 - Sep 23, 1973

George Grantom Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel for George Grantom, 64, of Blooming Grove, who died Monday at his home. Rev. Ronnie Chesser, First Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Nora Grantom of Corsicana; a brother, R. B. Grantom of Bells, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Inez Vest of Emhouse; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. He operated the Grantom Garage and Service Station in Blooming Grove. Pallbearers include Lloyd Wooten, Sammie Saunders, Lloyd Frederick, Clovis Haden, Delma Tipping and Herman Barham Jr.

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William Everett Owen
Dec 20, 1905 - Nov 09, 1976

W. E. Owen Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W.E. Owen, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at his residence. The Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. He was a native of Miles, lived in Corsicana 50 years, and was a paint contractor. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Violet Owen of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Franklin Carroll of Corsicana; two sons, James Everett Owen and Billy Rayford Owen both of Corsicana; four grandchildren, a great-grandson, four brothers, Marvin Owen, Royce Owen, and Chester Norwood, all of Corsicana and Billy Joe Owen of Arcadia, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Eula Mae Evans of Corsicana, Mrs. Emily Phillips of Hart, Mrs. Minnie Mae Mitchell of Graham, Mrs. Bertha Touchstone of Big Spring, and Mrs. Lois Mason of Tyler. Pallbearers are Billy Sims, Joe Hambrick, Willie Bolen, Mike Jenkins, Elmer Freeman, and Marvin White.

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Fannie (Cagle) Parker
Mar. 28, 1890 - May 26, 1971

Parker Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Parker, 81 of Corsicana will be at 3:30 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Mrs. Parker died Wednesday evening at Paulyne’s Convalesent Home. A native of Navarro County, she was born on March 28, 1890. Survivors include one step-son, J. H. Parker of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Brister of Corsicana and Mrs. Susie Wright of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Norman Brister, Elbert Brister, Loyd Brister, Andrew Yenchick, Ordway Ferrell and Jerry Harvey.

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Ollie Willis Herring
Jul 14, 1907 - Oct 23, 1973

O.W. Herring Graveside services were to be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove for Ollie Willis Herring, 66, native of Navarro who died Tuesday at an Arlington Hospital. Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Arlington's Central Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, two sons, three daughters, 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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O. W. Herring

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Central Baptist Church in Arlington for Ollie Willis Herring, 66, native of Navarro, Tex., who died Tuesday at an Arlington Hospital.

Graveside services are set for 5 p.m. Thursday at Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove. Arrangements are with Moore Funeral Home in Arlington.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nannie Belle Herring of Arlington; two sons, J. W. Herring and Autry Neil Herring, both of Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Marie Thomas of Fort Worth, Mrs. Mary Ann Thrasher of Mansfield, and Mrs. Dorothy Jean Congleton of Arlington; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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Albert J. Donoho
Sep 26, 1889 - Jul 17, 1918

MET ACCIDENTAL DEATH Cotton Mill Employee Killed Last Night A. J. Donahoe, who has been in the employ of the Corsicana Cotton Mills for more than a year, was killed in the mill last night supposedly by an electric shock. The deceased was found dead directly under one of the lights in the building, and as he was last seen alive about fifteen minutes before his dead body was discovered it is supposed he had been dead about ten minutes when found. The body was on a wet place in the floor, and as his right hand was badly burned, it is supposed that the wire of the light under which he was found was defective and that in either turning on or off the light, the unfortunate man received the shock that caused his instant death. The deceased was about thirty years of age and is survived by a wife and two small children. The remains were interred in the Dresden Cemetery this afternoon.

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MET ACCIDENTAL DEATH

Cotton Mill Employe Killed Last Night

A. J. Donahoe, who has been in the employ of the Corsicana Cotton Mills for more than a year, was killed in the mill last night supposedly by an electric shock. The deceased was found dead directly under one of the lights in the building, and as he was last seen alive about fifteen minutes before his dead body was discovered it is supposed he had been dead about ten minutes when found.

The body was on a wet place in the floor and as his right hand was badly burned, it is supposed that the wire of the light under which he was found was defective ant that in either turning on or off the light, the unfortunate man received the shock that caused his instant death.

The deceased was about thirty years of age and is survived by a wife and two small children. The remains were interred in the Dresden cemetery this afternoon.

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Thomas Tell Furra
Dec 7, 1870 - Jan 18, 1955

T. T. Furra Dies Tuesday Morning BLOOMING GROVE, Jan 18 — (Spl )—T T. Furra, 84. long-time Dresden resident, died at his home Tuesday morning following a few minutes illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Dresden Methodist church of which he was a long-time member. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Bass, pastor. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. A native of Nacogdoches, Texas, Furra had resided in the Dresden community 66 years, and had lived in the same house more than 40 years. Furra was feeling ill on his return from doing the morning chores about his farm, it was stated, and died a few minutes after returning to the house. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Joy Furra; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jean Furra, and three grandchildren, all of Dresden; six sisters and three brothers. McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Silas Garfield Staggs
Dec 1, 1886 - May 10, 1958

Retired Farmer Rites Sunday At Blooming Grove BLOOMING GROVE, May 12 (Spl.)—Silas Garfield Staggs, 69, retired farmer, former resident of this community, was found dead in bed early Saturday at Laird Hill. He resided here 25 years. Staggs was born in Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church at Blooming Grove with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Richey, pastor. Nephews were pallbearers. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. J. V. Roach, Laird Hill; Mrs. W. D. Thomas, Powell, and Mrs. J. L. Hargrove, Blooming Grove; two brothers, L. C. Staggs, Bloom- ing Grove, and W. P. Staggs, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Armstrong, Houston; Mrs. J. M Dixon, Miss Clara Staggs and Mr: Ben Melton, all of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. M. A. Gorham Burkburnett; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and other relatives. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Tye S. Melton
Mar 24, 1886 - Mar 29, 1958

Sunday Services For T. S. Melton Funeral services for T. S. Melton, 72, native of Dresden, who died in Houston Friday, will be held from the Dresden Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, a son, Henry; a daughter, Lola May, all of Houston; two brothers, E. C. Melton, Corsicana, and L. A. Melton, Blooming Grove; four sisters, Mrs. Ola Sims, Corsicana; Mrs. Mattie Moore and Mrs. Daisy Perry, both of Lubbock, and Mrs. Angie Fox, Houston; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives. McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Maude (Key) Crossland
May 24, 1872 - Nov 24, 1953

Blooming Grove Resident Dies Mrs. W. J. Crossland. 81, Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday following a several weeks' illness Funeral services will be held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Wednesday at 3 p. m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev Roy Davis, pastor of the church. Mrs. Crossland, the widow of the late W. J. Crossland. was a native of Navarro County. She had made her home in Blooming Grove the past 13 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louis C. Molloy, Austin; a son. W. J. Crossland, Shreveport, La.; a grandson, William Carl Crossland, U.S.N. San Diego. Calif., and Mrs. Hal Bookout, Corsicana; two brothers. Tandy Key. Beaumont, and Tom Key, Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ryan, Eagle Pass; two great- grandchildren and other relatives. McCormick's Funeral Service directs.

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James Creswell "J.C." Jones
Jul 27, 1917 - Jul 5, 1953

James C. Jones Services Sunday BLOOMING GROVE, July 6 (Spl)—James Creswell Jones, 36, farmer, died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Saturday. He was a native- Texan and resided south of Blooming Grove. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p. m. from the First Christian church here with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by John Young, Dallas Church of Christ minister. Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; four sons, James C., Dwayne, Jerry Lee and Danny Ray Jones, two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Wanda) Parker and Jimmie Ann Jones, all of Blooming Grove; a brother, J. R. Jones, Barry; seven sisters, Mrs. Ruby Freeman, Dallas; Mrs. Pearl Johnson, Barry; Mrs. Jewell George, Teague; Mrs. Winnie Minkler, Dallas; Mrs. Opal Foster, Quanah; Mrs. Faith Collins, Tennessee Colony, and Mrs. Florence Holliefield, Houston, and other relatives. He was a member of the WOW Lodge. Pallbearers were LeRoy McAfee, Marvin Wallace, Charles Kennedy, Ozie Burleson, Jim Parks and Albert Bell. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Idella Sharp
abt 1865 - Dec 15, 1942

Mrs. Idella Sharp Was Buried Thursday

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 19.— Funeral services for Mrs. Idella Sharp, aged 77 years, who died Tuesday, were held from the Methodist church Thursday with burial in the White Church cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor. Mrs. Sharp had resided here since 1919. She is survived by several nephews and nieces.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 19, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • She is not in the cemetery book.  Her death cert. just says Blooming Grove.  But, John Richard Sharp in White Church shows to have a wife, Della, on Ancestry

Edith (Berry) Hackney
Aug 3, 1922 - Jan 6, 2012

Edith Berry Hackney, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.

She was born August 3, 1922, in Grapevine to Frank Leslie Berry and Josie Onieta Jordan Berry. She spent her youth in Grapevine and then married her high school sweetheart, Harold Hackney. They resided in Fort Worth most of their married life but moved to Wilburton, Oklahoma after retirement. After Harold's death Edith moved back to Fort Worth and lived there until she needed living assistance from her daughter. She has lived with her daughter and son-in-law for the last four years in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons, Harold Edward, Jr. and Larry Linden Hackney; husband, Harold Hackney; sisters, Leslie Berry and Ava Cunningham; grandson, Billy Dean Montgomery.

Survivors include: Daughter, Lee Montgomery and husband, Deanie; Grandsons, Chad Montgomery and wife, Shannon, Joe Montgomery; great-grandsons, Mike Montgomery, Allen Gonzales, Luke Gonzales; great-granddaughter, Lauren Gonzales; cousin, Robert Huffman and wife, Pauline; sister-in-law, Leta Hackeny; numerous nephews and nieces and a multitude of friends.

Funeral to be held 3:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76111 - 817-831-0511

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Robert Charles Jordan
Feb 19, 1888 - Jan 29, 1934

ONE DEAD, TWO HURT IN CRASH
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ROBERT PAYNE OF CRYER CREEK DEAD RESULT ACCIDENT
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WRECK OCCURRED THIRD AVENUE CROSSING SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

One man was killed and two seriously injured shortly before 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon when the car in which they were riding figured in a collision with the southbound Sunbeam passenger train of the Southern Pacific Lines at the intersection of East Third avenue. Robert Payne, aged 26 years, of Cryer Creek, was killed. Charlie Jordan, about 45, of Corsicana, sustained a broken jaw and cheekbone and other injuries. John A. Nicholson, 26, of Cryer Creek, brother-in-law of Jordan, suffered a broken collar bone, a badly hurt leg and other injuries. Nicholson and Jordan were taken to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in a Sutherland-McCammon ambulance. The exact extent of their injuries had not been determined at press hour. It was reported the car in which the three were riding was proceeding In an easterly direction; at the time of the accident. Payne's body was taken to the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home and prepared for burial. No funeral arrangements had been made early in the afternoon. Surviving are his wife, one child, Cryer Creek; father, Joe Payne, Blooming Grove; a, sister and other relatives. The train was in charge of J. H. Kent, conductor, of Houston, and was delayed here 20 minutes following the accident.

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SECOND MAN DEAD AS RESULT CRASH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THIRD MAN CRITICALLY INJURED; FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS NOT COMPLETE Funeral arrangements for two victims of the collision Tuesday afternoon in which the crack Sunbeam, Southern Pacific Lines passenger train, and a car figured on East Third avenue, had not been perfected early Wednesday after- noon. It is expected the rites will be held Thursday or Friday, with burial in the Dresden cemetery. Robert Wylie Payne, 26, Cryer Creek farmer, died within a few minutes after the accident. Charles Robert Jordan, 45. Corsicana, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night at 6:25 o'clock from injuries sustain- ed in the wreck. John A. Nicholson, 26. Cryer Creek farmer, is in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, suffering a broken left collarbone, head, leg and other injuries. He is regarded to be on the road to recovery. The automobile containing the three men was reported traveling in an easterly direction at the time of the accident, shortly be- fore 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The car was demolished. Surviving Payne are his wife, one child, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Payne, Blooming Grove: a sister, Myrtle Payne. Blooming Grove; a half-brother. John Pullins, Blooming Grove, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Will Boyd Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Parker New Mexico. Surviving Jordan are his wife mother, Mrs. E. J. Jordan, Barry, five brothers, T. E. Jordan, Corsicana; Joe Jordan, Corsicana, A. E. Jordan, Blooming Grove, Lee Jordan, Dorchester; Hanks Jordan, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Carroll, Blooming Grove and other relatives. The funerals will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR CRASH VICTIMS CRYER CREEK AND CORSICANA MEN BURIED IN DRESDEN CEMETERY Funeral services for Robert Wylie Payne, 26, Cryer Creek, and Charles Robert Jordan, 45 Corsicana, who were fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when their car figured in a collision with the southbound Sunbeam passenger train here, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dresden church with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Utley, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. Payne died within a few minutes alter the accident. Jordan died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night. John A Nicholson, 26, Cryer Creek, is in the clinic with a broken collarbone and severe leg and head injuries. He was the third occupant of the car. The accident which cost the two lives occurred at the intersection of the railroad and East Third Avenue. The auto was reported to have been traveling east at the time of the accident. The car was demolished. Surviving Payne are his wife, one child, parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Payne, Blooming Grove; a sister, Myrtle Payne, Blooming Grove; two half-brothers, John Pullins, Blooming Grove, and J. Pullins, Tyler; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Will Boyd, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Parker, New Mexico. Surviving Jordan are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Jaunita Collis, Gunter, Texas; a grandchild; mother, Mrs. E. J. Jordan. Barry; five brothers, T. E. Jordan, Corsicana; Joe Jordan, Corsicana; A. E. Jordan, Blooming Grove; Lee Jordan, Dorchester; Hanks Jordan Fort Worth; a sister. Mrs. J. W. Carroll, Blooming Grove; and other relatives. The funerals were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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DAMAGE SUITS ARE FILED AGAINST SP CONNECTION CRASH RAILROAD COMPANY MADE DEFENDANT IN ACTION SEEKING $36,380 Three damage suits asking an aggregate of $36, 380 damages of The Texas and New Orleans Rail- road Company (Southern Pacific Lines) were filed in the Thirteenth judicial district court Wednesday by Davis, Jester and George, law firm by John Nicholson, Lucille Payne and Maggie Jordan in connection with the injuring of John Nicholson and the deaths of Robert Wylie Payne and Robert Charles Jordan when the car in which the three men were riding figured in a collision with a Southern Pacific Lines train on East Third Avenue, January 30, 1934. Nicholson, driver of the car, received serious injuries and is seeking $(not legible) ,510 damages. Lucille Payne is the widow of Robert Wylie Payne and is suing for $20,577.50 on behalf of herself and her little son, Bobby Wendel Payne. Maggie Jordan is the widow of Robert Charles Jordan and is seeking $13,272.50. It is alleged the train figuring in the accident was proceeding in a southerly direction and the automobile was going in an easterly direction at the time of the accident. The car in reported to have been driven by Robert Wylie Payne at the time of the tragedy.

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District Court An agreed judgment for $600 was entered in the suit of Lucille Payne Boyd, et al, vs. Texas and New. Orleans railroad company, damages, as a result of the death of Robert Wiley Payne here, Jan. 30, 1934, when an automobile figured in a collision with a Southern Pacific Lines train in East Corsicana. Suits against the Texas and New Orleans railroad by John Nicholson and Maggie Jordan, both for damages, were dismissed. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 24, 1935 Submitted by Diane Richards s/o Aaron Matthew Lane and Mary Marie “Ann” (Vaughn) Lane Charles Monroe Lane Abt. Jan. 1926 - Aug. 15, 1926 Little Child at Barry Died Sunday Charles Monroe Lane seven-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Lane of Barry died Sunday and the funeral services were held Monday with interment in the Dresden cemetery.

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James William Speegle
Oct 10, 1861 - Aug 3, 1926

BARRY NEWS. Special to the Sun. / Barry. Texas, Aug. 5.— J. W. Speegle, a prominent, citizen, for 26 years, a resident of the Barry, community, died at his home near Barry at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, August 3rd. The deceased had been in ill health for some time and his death was not a surprise to his relatives and many friends, although he went suddenly and without warning. He had eaten his supper, apparently as well an usual, walked to the front porch and sat, in his accustomed place, where he was found dead a few minutes later. He is survived by his wife and thirteen children: Dave Speegle and Mrs. Pomp Powell, near Corsicana.. Ernest Speegle of Erick, Ok.; Ramon Speegle, whose whereabouts has not yet been learned; Marvin Speegle, of the Purdon community; Arthur Speegle of this community, and Mrs. Cloe Wright, E. J. Speegle, Seth Speegle, Era Speegle, Dorothy Speegle, Lennie and Louie Speegle at home. He was much admired by his many friends and very devoted to his family; was of a genial disposition and the vacancy left, by his going will be keenly felt by the entire community, as well as his family. To the bereaved we can only say we are willing and anxious to sympathize so far as human sympathy will reach, but there is a limit and "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." and we can only say to you lean thou upon the Christ, who has promised to be a "Father to the fatherless" and whose promise that "I will not leave you comfortless" is just as true today as when uttered. Funeral arrangements have not been completed yet, awaiting the arrival of Ernest Speegle, who is on his way from Oklahoma. But it is known that funeral services will be sometime Thursday at the First Baptist church at Barry with burial in Dresden cemetery.

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Died Suddenly

J. W. Speegle, age 64 years, died early Tuesday night on the front porch of his home near Barry.

Mr. Speegle had finished supper and gone out to his chair on the front porch and leaned back to rest when he was discovered dead by his daughter.

He had suffered for months with digestive troubles and died with heart failure.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist church of Barry and interment in Dresden cemetery.

He is survived by a family and a large host of friends.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Aug 6, 1926
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lorena Hardman
Dec 29, 1898 - Aug 10, 1920

Died Near Barry Last Night. Miss Lorine Hardeman, daughter of J. H. Hardeman, aged twenty years, died at the family home near Barry last night after a long illness and the remains were interred at Dresden this afternoon.

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Obituary.

On August 10, 1920, grim Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hardman, and claimed their beloved daughter, Lorena. She was taken sick in October of 1918 with influenza from which she never recovered. Through her long months of suffering she never complained but was always cheerful and had a kind word and sweet smile for her many friends who visited her during her long illness. Oh, how she will be missed by her loved ones! Only those that have had a similar experience can sympathize with her family, especially her heart-broken mother, who was by her bedside almost day and night for so long.

We cannot understand why Lorena was taken from our midst in her youth (being only 21 years of age) for God’s ways are mysterious. But we know He doeth all things and our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Funeral services were conducted at the home on Wednesday, August 16th by the Rev. Wm. L. Phillips, and her body was laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery, ‘mid a host’ of sorrowing friends and loved ones.

We feel our cross is heavy and our burdens are hard to bear, yet we know her soul is safe in heaven and she is ever free from care.”

She leaves a mother and father, four brothers and four sisters to mourn her loss and our hearts go out in sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Written by A FRIEND.
August 24, 1920

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Mildred Elizabeth (Tramel) Warren
June 12, 1919 - Jan 10, 2012
 

Mildred Elizabeth Tramel Warren of Kerens went to be with her Heavenly Father on Jan. 10, 2012, at the age of 92.

She was born June 12, 1919, to William Jasper and Sarah Beatrice (Bedie) Tramel in Wilson Community near Bazette. Mildred was married to Jim (Square) Warren in Dawson on May 22, 1938.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Bedie Tramel; sisters, Vennie Nelson and Etta Brown; brothers, Elijah Tramel, Bill Tramel and Foy Brown; daughter-in-law, Christine Warren; son-in-law, Roy Lynn Rose; and great granddaughter, Kami Montgomery.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Jim (Square) Warren; her six children, James Warren of Kerens, Larry Warren and wife Pat of Corsicana, Diane Rose of Barry, Randy Warren and wife Frances of Kerens, Racene Warren of Tool, and Lynn (Buddy) Warren and wife Violet of Fairfield. She is survived by her 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Leolar Mae (Wo-Wo) Warren and Betty June Mann of Fort Worth.

Mildred Warren loved keeping up with the genealogy of her family, mowing her yard, and working in her garden. One of her greatest joys was cooking for her grand and great-grandchildren, especially her night-crawlers.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette. Mildred’s grandsons will be the pallbearers with her great-grandsons as honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Ralph Richards
Jan 20, 1923 - Jan 9, 2012

Mr. Ralph Richards, 88, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his home in Wortham.

He was born Jan. 20, 1923, to Albert and Maggie Richards in Emhouse.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Richards, on May 24, 2008; and his parents.

Survivors include his son, Dale Richards and wife Caroline; stepson, Jack Shivers and wife Della; grandchildren, Tony Shivers and wife Mary, John Richards and wife Anna, and Clayton Shivers and wife Christy; great-grandchildren, Ashley Ansley and husband Jeff, Whitney Harringer, Alley Shivers, M.J. Shivers, Cole Shivers, Trinity Shivers, Jack Richards, Mary Richards and Alex Richards; and great-great-grandchildren, Ely Ansley, Brook-lyn Ansley and Haylee Shivers.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John Keith Barger
Dec 25, 1935 - Jan 11, 2012


John Keith Barger, 76, of Corsicana, passed away Jan. 11, 2012.

He was born Dec. 25, 1935, in Athens, Mo., to Malcolm and Helen Barger.

He is preceded in death by wife, Marge Barger; parents; sister, Cherry Brown; and brother, Bill Barger.

Survivors include a niece, Jaye Knott and husband Charles; nephews, David Stevens and wife Sue, and Randy Stevens and wife Sharon.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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JoAnn (Gordon) Ailshie Doss
Nov 6, 1931 - Jan 9, 2012

JoAnn Gordon Ailshie Doss born Nov. 6, 1931, and went to her heavenly home on Jan. 9, 2012 at age 80.

She is preceded in death by her sweet husband, James Ailshie.

JoAnn is survived by her loving husband, Ray Doss; her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Glenn Sodd; her son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Olga Ailshie; grandchildren, Jason and Ellen Sodd, Chris and Jody McSpadden, Caleb and Jourdan Hollingsworth, Hayley Ailshie and Valentyn Yakovlev; and great-grandchildren Will, Annie and Jake McSpadden, and Gabe and Eva Sodd, and her brother and sister-in-law Fred and Jeannie Gordon.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Bean-Massey-Burge, at 733 Dalworth in Grand Prairie.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Prairie. The graveside service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parents Day Out program at the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Prairie.

Arrangements by Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, Dalworth St., Grand Prairie.

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Betty Joyce (Holleman) Combs
Oct 24, 1930 - Jan 9, 2012

Betty Joyce Combs, 81, of Palestine, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the San Jacinto Manor Nursing Home in Deer Park.

Mrs. Combs was born Oct. 24, 1930, to Levi Clint Holleman and Addie Goodwin Holleman.

Survivors include her husband, Coy Combs of Palestine; three sons, Ronnie Combs, Denny Combs and Mark Combs, all of Houston; daughter, Rena Garner of Renton, Wash.; sisters, Glenda Perry of Kerens and Rita Allen of Kemp; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Combs officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Jeanette Marie (Tucker) Bates
July 21, 1950 - Jan 4, 2012

Jeanette Marie Tucker Bates passed away from a long battle with cancer at the age of 61 on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. She died at peace amongst loved ones in Mildred.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John “JB” Tucker and Betty Jean Tucker.

Survivors include her children, Jennifer Marie Pitcock and Jim Ray Bates, whom she loved endlessly. She is also survived by her four sisters and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Mildred Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bible Donation Fund at Mildred Baptist Church, 5502 South Highway 287, Corsicana, TX 75109.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jeanne (Cox) Harper
Jan 12, 1924 - Jan 9, 2012

Jeanne Cox Harper, 87, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.

She was born Jan. 12, 1924, to Nolty O. and Ruth Newman Cox in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Tommy N. Harper.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Dr. John L. Harper of Corsicana; daughter, Ricki Driffill and husband Jimmy of Helotes, Texas; son, John L. Harper III and wife Denise of Corsicana; grandsons, Matthew Driffill and wife Lisa of San Antonio, and Walt Harper of Corsicana; granddaughters, Sarah Mackay and husband Luke of San Antonio, and Caroline Knapp and husband Fred of New York City, N.Y.; and three great-granddaughters, Harper Michelle Driffill, Madeline Lentz and Ellie Lentz; and many life-long friends.

Jeanne was a founding board member of The Navarro County Association for Retarded Citizens and volunteered there for many years. She was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana where she taught and played the piano for Sunday School. She was well known for preparing meals for the Community Food for Fitness program. She loved taking long walks and rides to the farm with her husband. All who knew Jeanne will remember her soft sweet spirit. She spent most of her life making a warm loving home for her family.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Darla Blatnik officiating. A private family interment will follow.

Pallbearers will be Walt Harper, Matthew Driffill, Dr. Ricky Rogers, Dr. Mack Boyd, John Remonte and Ronnie Wylie.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Ray Dean Carroll, Dr. J.D. Carroll, Dr. James Price, Matt Dawson and Rudy Carroll.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services in care of Westminster Presbyterian Church at 132 N. 13th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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