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Nora Lucy (Denton) Moore
Mar 18, 1880 - Nov 28, 1974

Mrs. Nora Moore

FROST — Funeral services were to be held at 3 p.m. today at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmet for Mrs. Nora Moore, 94, retired school teacher of Frost who died Thursday at Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana. The Rev. James Densman, pastor of Navarro Mills Baptist Church, was to officiate. Burial was to be in the Emmet Cemetery under the direction of the Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

She was a native of the Frost area and had lived most of her life in and around Frost. She had been a resident patient at Evergreen for three years.

Surviving are two sons, B.L. Moore of Irene and Aldine Moore of Frost; one daughter, Mrs. Lucile Strain of Corsicana; one brother, L.C. Denton of Hamlin; one sister, Mrs. Veoletta Walls of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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William Alferd Holcomb
Feb 11, 1885 - Nov 24, 1960

W.A.HoIcomb Dies Thursday
William Alford Holcomb, 75, retired farmer of Blooming Grove, died in Memorial hospital Thursday night. He had been in ill health for several years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in the Emmett cemetery.
The rites will be conducted Rev. Carl Gilkerson, pastor, assisted by Willie Hamlin Church of Christ minister. The Odd Fellows Lodge of Frost will conduct graveside rites and provide pallbearers.
He had resided at Blooming Grove for the last 11 years and lived in the Emmett community for many years.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; two sons, Odus Holcomb, Corsicana, and Ray
Holcomb, Monahans; four daughters, Mrs. Ben Cranfill, Fort Worth; Mrs. Tommy Harris
Athens; Mrs. Earl Alford, Arkinda, Ark., and Mrs. Bill Bryant, Barry; a brother, Elbert Holcomb, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Barringer, Dallas; 15 grandchildren and six great-Grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Mary (Whittenberg) Thorp
Sep 25, 1876 - Feb 12, 1957

Mrs. J. L. Thorp Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Whittenberg Thorp, wife of J. L. Thorp of Dallas, who died Tuesday, will he held at the Chatfield cemetery Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; two sons, J. L. Thorp, Jr., Midland, and W. M. Thorp, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Rosell Thaxler, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Annie Louise Smothers. Dallas; a sister, Mrs. John M. Sharpe, Georgetown, and a grandchild.
McCammon directs local arrangements.

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Dionne (Smith) Stringer
Feb 14, 1945 – Aug 29, 2010

Corsicana — Dionne S. Stringer, 65, of Corsicana passed away Aug. 29, 2010.

She was born February 14, 1945, in Corsicana, to Sidney and Lula Smith.

She enjoyed gardening, she was an excellent cook and always doing for others.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney J. Smith and Lula Mae Smith.

Survivors include her husband, M. L. Stringer; daughters, Cynthia Stringer and Misty Sapp and husband Leroy; sister, Gloria Barnett; grandchildren, Stormy Jones and Zachary Rogers; great grandchildren, Zoe Mae Jones; special friends, Jennifer Johnson, Deena Wadsworth and Tara Preston; she is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1st at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joe Mack Morris
Jan 17, 1937 – Aug 6, 2010

Joe Mack Morris, 73, of Powell passed away on Friday, August 6, 2010 surrounded by his family and friends after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on January 17, 1937 in Brownsville, to J.D. Morris and Nina Morris, and lived most of his life in Navarro County. He married Sarah Horvath on December 28, 1963 and served his country in the United States Air Force. Joe was a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson Cody Oliphant, mother-in-law Helen Horvath, brother-in-law Emery Horvath, and sister-in-law Catherine Horvath. Survivors include his wife Sarah Horvath Morris. Daughters: Diana and John Robinson of Retreat, Mary and Jamie Tipping of Corsicana, Liz and Tommy Oliphant of Corsicana, Angie Warren and Denise Ward. Four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Brother-in-law Johnny and Charlene Horvath, Ernest and Mary Horvath of Grapevine and Sam and Peggy Horvath of Seven Points.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday August 9 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday August 10 at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Lamb and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Robinson, Tommy Oliphant, Jamey Tipping, Michael Robinson, Terry Oliphant and Ron Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be his airport buddies, Jerry Shelton, Bobby Coyle, Lee Jennings. Gerald Knapp, Raymond Rodgers, Terry Creighton, Bobby Grantham, Gene Hathorne, Mark Jones and Mark Bryson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Opal Laverne Harris-Murry
June 3, 1914 - May 7, 2010

Laverne Murry, whose formal name was Opal Laverne Murry, was born June 3, 1914, in Canton.

She was married to Chester Harris on Aug. 11, 1934, and they had one son, Grady Lynn Harris, who was born on her birthday, June 3, 1948. Chester Harris died in 1969.

She remarried in January 1989 to Bill Murry in Corsicana, and he preceded her in death on March 20, 1995.

Laverne lived in Corsicana from 1956 to 2003, where she was a professional seamstress. She was also an active member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was also involved as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Corsicana and volunteered with the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at a local hospital in Corsicana. When she was able, Laverne enjoyed playing Chicken Foot, Skipbo, and Bingo. She drove her own car until she was nearly 88 years old, until macular degeneration made it difficult for her to see.

She moved to San Saba to live with her son Grady and his wife, Georgia, in 2003. As her Parkinson’s Disease progressed, she was admitted to the Eventide Nursing Home in San Saba, where for nearly six years, she was lovingly cared for.

When she moved to San Saba, she became a member of the First Baptist Church in San Saba.

Although as a small child Laverne knew the pain of being abandoned by her mother on a street when she was only 6 years old, she was taken in by her Uncle Will Gillen and her Aunt Fanny Gillen. The Gillens had no other children and showered her with all the love any child could ask for.

Two things were very important in her life. One was the love of her life, her only child and son, Grady Harris, and the other was her love for the Lord. She was very involved in her church in Corsicana and as a member of the First Baptist Church, Joy Women’s Bible Class in San Saba.

She leaves behind her son Grady and his wife, Georgia, and her children and grandchildren who adored her.

She passed peacefully from this life with her son and daughter-in-law present at the Eventide Nursing Home. While she will be greatly missed, she had the best Mother’s Day yet rejoicing with those who had gone on before her and being in the presence of Jesus, her Lord.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel in San Saba. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

The family requests memorials are made to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

Arrangements by Howell-Doran Funeral Home, San Saba.

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Eddy Glenn Roberts
May 28, 1956 - June 30, 2010

Eddy Glenn Roberts, 54, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, ending his battle with lung cancer. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Brother Steve Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Serving as pallbearers will be nephews Christopher Roberts, Brandon Carter, Mitchell Rogers, Adam Rogers, and Chad Rogers along with family friend Daniel Kistler. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephew Corey Roberts, who will not be at the service due to military service, and family friend Robert Dragoo.

Eddy leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Vickie Roberts; daughters, Angela and husband David Kistler and Jody and husband John Dragoo; grandchildren, Katelyn and Jaden Kistler and Jordan and Jocelyn Dragoo; sister, Stephanie and husband Wayne Snell; brothers, Alan Roberts and his wife Belinda, Tommy Roberts and his wife Alexis, and Lonnie Steward and his wife Dusty; and sisters by marriage, Terri and husband Byron Pace, Brenda Carter, Donna and husband Larry Pollock, and Debbie and husband Mark Wisniewski. He is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is welcomed home by his mother, Jo Ann Beane; his father, Charles Roberts; uncles, Jerry Roberts, Jerry McMahan and Mervin McMahon; aunt, Agatha King; grandparents, Orland and Lora Roberts, Lillie Jordan and Brit McMahon; and sister by marriage, Sherry Joyner.

He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He could always be counted on for help in times of need. He enjoyed private times at home, celebrations with friends and family, riding his motorcycle, and working with his hands. He was a joyful man who brought a smile to the face of those around him.

The family asks that memorials be made to Grace Community Church, 227 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ula Mae Frances ( Whitfield) Goode
Jan 18, 1930 – May 11, 2010
 

Ula Mae Frances Whitfield-Goode was surrounded by family when she went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. She was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Palestine.

She is survived by her husband, L.T. Goode; children, Charles “Bill” Reeves and wife Gwen, Vickie Reeves and boyfriend Roy Roden, Donnie Reeves Killingsworth and Felipe Briceno, Jerry Reeves, Mike Reeves and wife Kathy, Vera and Tom Findlay of Ennis, and Kenward and Diane Goode of Bullard; grandchildren, Marc Reeves, Ronnie Cady and wife Beth, Robbie Cady, Chad Reeves, Chelsie Reeves and husband Jose Cruz, Courtney Reeves, Franny Reeves, Jammie Reeves Burnal, Ashley Reeves, Renee Reeves, Candi Reeves, David Brock, Cathy Harn, Jim and Melinda Broch of Ennis, Melissa and Chris Lassiter of Spring, Michael and Amanda of Flint, Tammy and Cavin Craddock of Norfark, Va., and Marty and Felicia Goode of Tyler; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee Whitfield; mother, Ola Mae Buley Applegate; and brother, Leeroy Whitfield.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Cady, David Brock, Jim Brock, Michael Goode, Marty Goode and Chris Lassiter. Honorary pallbearers will be Devon Cady and Cutter Reeves.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jessie (Reagor) Logan
1878 - 1950

Thursday Rites Slated At Kerens For R. H. Logan

KERENS, July 5, – (Spl) – Funeral services for Mrs. R. H. Logan, long-time resident will be held from the Presbyterian church here Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. William Everheart, Athens, assisted by Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor of the First Methodist church and Wilson Evans, supply pastor of the Presbyterian church.

Although in ill health for several years, Mrs. Logan died unexpectedly Wednesday at 1 a.m.

A native of Athens , Mrs. Logan came to Kerens in 1898 as Miss Jessie Reagor, a teacher. She was married in 1903 and taught for years after her marriage.

Mrs. Logan was an active worker in the Presbyterian church and choir, and was a charter member of the Kerens Music club.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens, two sons, R. E. Logan, Houston, and John R. Logan, Palestine; a sister, Mrs. Dan Brown, a brother, R. F. Reagor, both of Shreveport, La., and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. A. Daniel, T. L. Whorton, A. L. Bain, Joe Crawford, Fred Jennings, Cliff Coates, all of Kerens, and F. L. Seale, Corsicana.

Stockton Funeral Home will direct.

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Ruby Iva (Currington) Hill
Sep 22, 1911 - Aug 21, 2009

Ruby Iva Hill, 97, of Kerens passed away Friday, Aug. 21, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at First United Methodist Church of Kerens with the Rev. Buddy Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Larry Glenn Hancock
Feb 3, 1943 - Oct 13, 2009

Larry Hancock, 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at First Baptist Church of Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Laura Jeanice Miller
May 31, 1916 - Nov 15, 2009


Laura Jeanice Miller, 95, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Twilight Home. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Kerens Cemetery with the Rev. Charles A. Reese officiating. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Lola Steptoe Simmons
Oct 4, 1917 - Jan 31, 2012

Lola Steptoe Simmons, 92, of Dawson passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at her residence. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. Monroe Allen, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Farmerville Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Burl Hall
abt 1916 - Feb 14, 2012

Corsicana — Burl Hall, 95, of Elm Flat Community, Powell, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Powell with Dr. Arilla Moore officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Cora Pearl Allen
June 13, 1925 – Feb 15, 2012

Mrs. Cora Pearl Allen a long time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county was born June 13, 1925, and passed from this life February 15, 2012. She was married to the late Doyle Allen, Jr. and to their union six children were born: Doyle R. Allen, Arnetta Johnson, Artis Allen, Mary L. Hoskins, Alice F. Jordan, and Darlene D. Preston.

Cora Pearl was a native of the Butler community in Freestone county where she attended public schools.

She worked as a dietitian at Evergreen Nursing Home, Community Service, the Hat factory, and as a homemaker.

She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age at Pine Top Methodist Episcopal Church, Freestone County.

She was an active member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana where she held numerous leadership positions in the congregation.

She is survived by her six children: Doyle R. Allen (Georgia), of DeSoto, Arnetta Johnson of Ennis, Artis Allen(Lovie), of Roswell, New Mexico, Mary L. Hoskins (Harold), of Kaufman, Alice F. Jordan(Donald) of DeSto, Darlene D. Preston(Zebedee) of Rockwall; Eighteen Grandchildren, Thirty-Eight Great Grandchildren,Three Great Great Grandchildren and Host of other relatives and friends

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Noon at Second Mission Baptist Church;

Visitation will be Monday, February 20, 2012 from Noon to 7 p.m. at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals

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John Bird Rutherford
Jan 9, 1937 – Feb 16, 2012

On Thursday evening, Feb. 16, 2012, the Lord called John Bird Rutherford home at the age of 75. He was born into this world on Jan. 9, 1937 to Thomas Brandon Rutherford and Effie Spurlock Rutherford.

John spent four years in the Air Force which included a tour of duty in Italy. He worked for ADT and retired after 34 years of service with the company. John married Elizabeth Dimples Crane on March 21, 1981. He was an active member of Kerens Missionary Baptist Church and loved his Lord and Savior dearly. He spent many an hour in prayer for family and friends and others for whom he knew prayer was needed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Brandon Rutherford and Effie Spurlock Rutherford; siblings, T.B. Rutherford, Johnny Rutherford, William Penn Rutherford, Rose Lee Page, Carol Allen, Laura Pearl Marshall, Willie Lance, Joe Rutherford, Herschel Baker, Alice Faye Niedringhaus, Joyce Disotell, Juanita Glasgow, David Rutherford and a set of twins who died at birth.

John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Rutherford; children, Beth and Dan Nemeth, Johnny Rutherford, Robert Duane and Pam Carpenter, Joseph and Robin Rutherford, and Jay and Kelly Rutherford; grandchildren, Shea and Wyndell Gore, Brian Nemeth, Robert Carpenter Jr., Jennifer Rutherford, Justin Rutherford, and Ryan Rutherford; two very special great-grandchildren, Kaylee Simpson and Brandon Nemeth; brothers, Otto and Glenna Baker and James Rutherford; brother-in-law, Clifton Glasgow; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

John Bird Rutherford loved life with his family and friends close by. He loved to tell a joke and get a smile from you when you were with him. He lived a full life though all of us left behind feel it was much too short. You are missed John, Dad, Papa John and will always be held in a special place in our hearts.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Burial will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at 1000 W. 2nd Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Dorothy Irene (Cooper) Jones
Feb 21, 1934 – Feb 16, 2012

Mrs. Dorothy Malcolm Jones, age 77, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Corsicana. She was born on Feb. 21, 1934 in Dallas to parents Raymond and Countis Cooper.

Dorothy attended Corsicana High School and is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and Navarro College in Corsicana. She worked as a closer for multiple title companies during her professional career.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Countis Cooper, her two brothers, Dean and Lynn Cooper, her husband, Dick Jones and her daughter, Deanna Coyle.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Kelly Kay Coyle; niece, Erin Cooper Burgy and husband Christopher; great-nieces, Livia Claire Burgy and Cooper Elizabeth Burgy; nephew, Kelly Cooper and wife Catherine; sister-in-law, Andrea Cooper, and her beloved group of friends fondly known as “the bridesmaids.”

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetary with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Pallbearers will be Wade Braly, John Braly, Jack Jones, Dave Ralston, Christopher Burgy and Kelly Cooper.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Heritage Oaks West and Navarro Regional Hospital.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun –Saturday, Feb 18, 2012
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • On the Corley site, her name is Dorothy Irene (Cooper) Jones. But in her obit here and at Corley’s she is Dorothy Malcolm Jones. Her maiden is Cooper

Ralph Landis Short
May 8, 1929 – Dec 23, 1957

CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 26, (Sp) - Rites for Ralph Short, 30, an employee of the Dallas post offices, were held at the First Methodist Church, were held at Frost Wednesday with burial in the Frost Cemetery. He was reared in the Reynolds Presbyterian Home in Dallas.

Surviving are four brothers, Lee Short of Houston, Pat Short of Frost, Jake Short of Dallas and Davis Short, in the U.S. Air Force, and three sisters, Mrs. Miriam Nuentello of Houston, Mrs. Dorothy Slater and Miss Sally Ann Short of Dallas.

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  • Dallas Morning News – Dec 27, 1957
  • Submitted by Karen Rost



Ralph Short Dies In Dallas Monday

Ralph Short, 30, Dallas postal employee, died of a heart attack in Dallas Monday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Frost with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

A native of Arkansas, Short was reared in the Reynolds Home, Presbyterian institution in Dallas.

Surviving are four brothers, Lee Short, Houston; Pat Short, Frost, Jake Short, Dallas, and Davis Short, U. S. A. F.; three sisters, Mrs. Miriam Buentello, Houston; Mrs. Dorothy Slater and Miss Sally Ann Short, both of Dallas.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Margie Lee (Bowman) Patterson
Jan 25, 1879 – Apr 20, 1980

Margie B. Patterson dies; rites Tuesday

Margie Bowman Patterson, a Dallas resident for 54 years, died Sunday at the age of 100.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Frost Cemetery in Navarro County.

A native of Frost, Mrs. Patterson moved to Dallas in 1926. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church and wife of the late G. M. Patterson.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James V. Lovell and Mrs. William B. Stallcup; two sons, Myrl B. Patterson and Joe C. Patterson; a sister, Mrs. Jo Bowman Cummings; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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George Allen Morgan
Dec 3, 1884 - Aug 19, 1964

Funeral services for George Allen Morgan, 79, of 5412 Swiss, a former Navarro County farmers and rancher, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Ed C. Smith & Bro. Funeral Chapel. Grave side services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Frost Cemetery.
Mr. Morgan, a native of Navarro County, died here Wednesday. He had been a Dallas resident since 1951, when he retired from ranching. He was a Mason.
Survivors, all of Dallas: Wife; two sons, Al Morgan and George G. Morgan; a sister, Miss Mary Morgan, grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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Johnny Horace Pritchett
April 12, 1947 - Jan 14, 2009

Johnny H. Pritchett, 61, of Frost, formerly of Tallulah, La., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at his residence.

Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. today at Frost Baptist Church.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Rose and the Rev. Chris Shirley officiating. Interment will be at Frost Cemetery.

He was born April 12, 1947, to Horace H. and Zelma Pritchett. He loved his Lord and family. He was a member of Frost Baptist Church and was a member of Gideons. He was born and raised in Frost, and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Pritchett of Frost; aunts, Mae Wardlaw and Fay Murray, both of Corsicana; special heart child, Scott Gray of Frost; and granddaughter, Jodecie Ancira.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Gideons.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Earl Garvin
Oct 21, 1924 – Nov 25, 2009

Earl Garvin of Lancaster, born Oct. 21, 1924, in Blooming Grove, passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009.

He was preceded in death by parents Leslie and Pearl Garvin; siblings Sister, Ceil, Faye and twin Ray, John, Sue, and twin sister Mearl.

He is survived by wife Dorothy; daughter Janice Faye (Don) Trull; sister Billie Jean Christie; grandchildren Tammi (Kirk) Burris and Terri (James) Scott; great-grandchildren Amanda, Owen, and Levi; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Byrum Funeral Home, 425 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Byrum Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Frost Cemetery.

Arrangements by Byrum Funeral Home, Lancaster.

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Bertie Frances “Sook” (Rich) Lockhart
Jan 24, 1895 - Jan 29, 1958

Mrs. Lockhart Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. G. A. Lockhart, 63, who died at the family residence, 1402 West Eleventh avenue, shortly before noon Wednesday, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Mrs. Lockhart, a native of Tennessee, was a long-time Corsicana resident. She had been ill for some time.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. Weldon Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Arlee Lockhart, Corsicana, and Wendell Lockhart, Barry; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Poarch, Corsicana; six grandchildren; and four brothers, H. A. Rich, Bonham; Bill Rich, Ennis; Cecil Rich, Clarendon, and Olen Rich, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be R. D. Rich, Calvin Rich, James Loyd Rich; Olen Rich, Jr.; Obie Lockhart, Wiley Tinker, Buster Allen and Billy Meador.

Corley will direct.

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Mary Elizabeth (Vest) Sparkman-Denton
Oct 19, 1855 - Jul 16, 1920

Was Buried at Frost Today.
Mrs. Denton. widow of the late John Denton, aged sixty-five years, died at the home of her son, Bryan Sparkman near Pinkston yesterday, and the remains were interred at Frost this morning at 11 o'clock. The deceased was twice married and is survived by these children: Bryan Sparkman of Pinkston; Mrs. Vest of Purdon; Walter Denton of Trinidad;
Clarence Denton of Frost and Guy Denton of Cleburne.

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Leonadas Alphonso “Lonnie” Suggs
Oct 10, 1888 - Sep 27, 1918

A Few Brief Facts Concerning The Navarro County Boys
Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice

Following is a list of the boys from Navarro county who made the supreme sacrifice during the world war, whether being killed on the battlefield or dying of disease in France or at the various army camps throughout the country. After untiring work this list has been compiled and is believed to be correct:


LEONADAS ALPHONSO SUGGS—Died of influenza pneumonia, at Camp Dix, New Jersey. Was sick thirteen days. Trained at Camp Cody, New Mexico. Entered the service August 5, 1918. Age, 29 years, 11 months and 17 days. Was a private. Body buried in the Frost cemetery, Frost, Texas. Was single. Belonged to Co. E, 133d Infantry, Thirty-fourth Division. Address of deceased when he entered the service, Mertens, Hill County, Texas, Mrs. Fannie Woodward, R. F. D. No. 5, Mart, Texas.

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DIED FRIDAY.

Frost Boy is a Victim of the Spanish Infulenza.

Lony Suggs of of Frost died last Friday at Camp Merritt, N.J., as the result of an attack of Spanish influenza. The malady developed into pneumonia.

He will be buried Tuesday or Wednesday, as it is not known yet when the body will arrive in Frost. He was a past master of the Frost Lodge of Masons, and the order will conduct the funeral services.

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Leslie Byrne Stevenson
Mar 6, 1927 - Nov 30, 1929

Little Child Was Buried in Frost Cemetery Saturday
FROST, Dec. 2.—(SP).-—Funeral services for Leslie Stephenson, age three and one-half years, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Stephenson, were held Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock with burial in the Frost cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Richeson, pastor of the Methodist church here. The little child died early Saturday morning.

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William Aaaron Ivy
Jan 2, 1871 - May 5, 1936

PIONEER RESIDENT OF FROST DIED IN DALLAS HOSPITAL

Will Ivey, aged about 65 years, pioneer resident of Frost, long-time barber, died in a Dallas hospital Monday night, according to information received here Tuesday morning, after an illness of several months.
Surviving are his wife, five daughters, one son, Marvin Ivy, Corsicana; three brothers, Reed Ivy, Collin county; Jim Ivy, East Texas, and Walter Ivy, Austin; a sister, Mrs. Josie Benton, Frost, and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements had not been learned here Tuesday.

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Richard H. Donahew
Mar 9, 1876 - July 8, 1936

RICHARD DONAHEW DIED THURSDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL
Funeral services for Richard Donahew, 58, resident of Corsicana for the past two years, who died at the P. and S. hospital Thursday morning after a short illness, will be held at Frost Friday afternoon. Details of the funeral had not been arranged at press hour Thursday.
Surviving are his wife and six children, including one son, Joe Elbert, and five daughters. Tinnie, Minnie, Juanita, Beulah Fay and Leanear Donahew, all of Cooper.
He had worked at the Melton Wood Yard for two years, after moving here from Cooper.
Corley-Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

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James Robertus Skelton
Dec 25, 1860 - Mar 23, 1920

FROST CITIZEN DEAD
Prominent Merchant of that Place Passes Away Suddenly.
Word was received here today of the death at Frost this morning of J. R. Skelton, for a number of years a well known merchant and highly esteemed citizen of that place. The
deceased had been sick for a week, but his condition was not thought to be serious until a short while before the end came. The deceased is survived by five children. Allen and Fred Skelton of Hereford, Texas, Claude Skelton and Misses Grace and Edith Skelton of Frost. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Fred Skelton, one of the sons is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Van Hook of Corsicana.

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William Newton Stockard
Mar 17, 1814 - Sep 8, 1920

Died At Frost Last Night.
W. N. Stockard, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Frost died at his home there last night. He, is survived by his wife and several grown children. Mrs. Eula Haskell and Miss
Lola Stockard were attending the teachers institute here, and went home this morning on account of their father's death.

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Henry C. Wilson
Dec 12, 1847 - Feb 27, 1920

Died at Frost Yesterday.
H. C. Wilson, seventy years of age, died at Frost yesterday of pneumonia.
The deceased is survived by his wife and six grown children.

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Esther Lometia (Cates) Hyer
Mar 3, 1913 - Mar 30, 1936

FROST WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL WEDNESDAY FROST, March 31.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Pete Hyer, aged 23 years, who died in the Navarro clinic Monday night at 8 o'clock, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the First Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev, J. S. Huckabee, pastor. Interment will be in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, two small children, all of Frost; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Demie Cates, Houston and other relatives.
The McCormick Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

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Luther E. Gardner
Nov 29, 1876 - Nov 17, 1936

PROMINENT FROST
MAN DIED HERE AND BURIED THURSDAY
FROST, Nov. 19.—Funeral services for L. E. Gardner, aged 59 years, well known resident of this community, who died in a Corsicana hospital Tuesday night after a short illness, were held here Thursday with interment in the local cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, six brothers, F. E. Gardner and N. F. Gardner, both of Cleburne; Rev. David M. Gardner, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Rev. Monroe Gardner, Wortham; Archie Gardner, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Dan Gardner, Cooper; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Burleson, Fort Worth, and Miss Betty Gardner, Abilene; a step-daughter, Mrs. Blanche Fallon, Frost; and four step-sons, Sam McCord of Mexia; Mills McCord, Fort Worth; Ernest McCord, Colorado, Texas and Lem McCord, Beaumont.

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Minnie Martilla (Melton) Reed
May 11, 1882 - Jan 29, 1936

Frost Woman Was Buried Thursday
FROST, Feb. 1.—Funeral services for Mrs. Glen Reed who died Wednesday night at her home three miles south of town, were held Thursday afternoon from the local Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, several children, and two brothers, E. F. and Bill Melton, all of Frost.

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Jackie Nell Cleveland
Apr 8, 1931 - Sep 9, 1936

Died In Hillsboro.
Jackie Nell Cleveland, five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Cleveland, Hillsboro, died at her home last Wednesday and was buried at Frost Thursday morning at 10:30.

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James Earl Steen
Dec 11, 1935 - Feb 04, 1936

Blood Poisoning Caused Death Baby
FROST, Feb. 8,--Blood Poisoning caused from a small scratch on the face caused the death Tuesday of the two-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Steen who reside six miles north of Frost. Burial was made in the Frost Cemetery.

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George Chamberlain French
Jan 5, 1885 - Mar 18, 1971

French Rites

G.C. French, 86, service station operator and resident of Bristol since 1928, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital. He was a native of Brushie Prairie; member of the Frost Masonic Lodge and a Methodist.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Bristol with burial in the Bristol Cemetery. The Rev. C.M. Haynes will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will conduct.

He is survived by three sons, E.J. French of Winnemucca, Nev., W.W. French, Dallas, and J.W. French, Wilmer; five daughters, Mrs. Cleo Cantrell, Mrs. Evelyn Thomas and Mrs. Elberta Harvey, all of Dallas; Mrs. Vickie Looney, El Paso, and Mrs. Georgia Phelan of Mountain Center, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Vernon George Bolleter
July 19, 1889 – Jan 8, 1927

OIL MAN DIES HERE AFTER ILLNESS OF SEVERAL DAYS

Vernon G. Bolleter, aged 37 years, died in the Navarro county hospital at 3:20 o’clock Saturday morning following an illness of eight days He was an engineer in the employ of the Gulf Oil Company stationed near Tuckertown.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Bolleter, Eagle Pass, Texas; four brothers, Clarence Bolleter, Rio Grande City; Cyril Bolleter, Lufkin; Arthur Bolleter, Fort Worth, Francis Bolleter, Portland, Oregon; three sisters, Mrs. Douglas Lanier, Houston; Mrs. Katherine McCoy, Eagle Pass; Mrs. Wallace Seckaly, Beaumont.

Mr. Bolleter was a veteran of the World War, being a captain in the 144th infantry, Forty-Sixth Division. He was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

No funeral arrangements had been made at press hour Saturday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

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  • h/o Nona (Colbert) Bolleter - s/o Theodore John Bolleter and Amanda (Levicia (Turner) Bolleter
  • Burial: Death certificate shows Eagle Pass Texas
  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light – Tuesday, Jan 11,1927
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Hal Wyche Greer
Feb 16, 1851 – Aug 31, 1923

JUDGE HAL W. GREER DIES AT BEAUMONT

BEAUMONT, Texas. Aug. 31 – Judge Hal W. Greer, 72 years old, dean of the Jefferson County bar, died at his residence here at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon following a stroke of apoplexy at 8 o’clock Thursday evening.

Hal Wyche Greer was born in Holly Springs, Miss., Feb 16, 1851 and received his early education in the district schools of Mississippi. His mother, Mary Autrey Greer, a daughter of Major Milcajah Autrey, taught him literature and the English classics in the home during reconstruction days, the family fortunes having been dissipated in the war between the States.

He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Memphis, Tenn., in 1871, where in January, 1882, he was married to Miss Sarah Graham Irby and moved with his bride to practiced law and was for a time District Attorney and engaged in the newspaper business.

Four children were born to the union, all of whom are living. They are Hal Irby Greer and Mrs. Frank T. Higgins of Beaumont; Mrs. A. C. Hamilton of Laredo, and James M. Greer of New York, City.

Two brothers, Judge James M. Greer of Beaumont and D. Edmond Greer of Houston, also survive.

During Judge Greer’s residence in Beaumont from 1884 to 1923 he served repeatedly by special appointment as District Judge.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News – Sep 1, 1923
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Magnolia Cemetery , Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX

John Lane Ingram
July 24, 1879 - Dec 18, 1929

FROST MAN DIES FOLLOWING BEING STRUCK BY AUTO

ACCIDENT OCCURRED EARLY TUESDAY EVENING ON WEST SEVENTH AVENUE

John L. Ingram, aged 45, of Frost, was fatally injured about 6 o'clock Thursday when he was struck by an automobile driven by Mrs. Paul Kessinger at the intersection of West Seventh avenue and South Fourteenth street.
He was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Immediately after the accident but succumbed of his injuries about 3 o’clock Wednesday morning. He is survived by a wife and three children.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Frost at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. N. L. Range, Baptist minister and Rev. W. W. Richeson, Methodist minister, conducting the rites.
The deceased had brought a herd of mules to Corsicana Tuesday afternoon for J. A. Ledford of Frost, and was mounted on a horse when the accident occurred at the street
intersection. Ingram was going north on Fourteenth street and Mrs. Kessinger was traveling east on West Seventh. Mrs. Kessinger swerved her car in an effort to avoid a collision but could not avert the crash. The horse was not badly injured.
Only a slight chance of recovery was given the victim from the beginning as attending surgeons diagnosed his injuries as a shattered jaw and nose, fractured skull, concussion of the brain, front teeth knocked out, severe cuts and lacerations about the head, face and thighs.
The body was removed to Frost early Wednesday morning by Beene Brothers, Frost undertakers.

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Louisa (Green) Meadors
Mar 13, 1856 - Feb 6, 1929

AGED FROST WOMAN DIED WEDNESDAY; IS
BURIED THURSDAY
FROST. Feb. 7.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa Meadors, aged 74 years, who died at her home one mile east of here Wednesday evening at 6:30, were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 at the Baptist church with Rev. N. L. Range, officiating. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are three sons. Arthur Meadors. Frost; Clarence Meadors, Frost; Will Meadors, Cleburne; five daughters, Mrs. John Jackson, of Frost: Mrs. Jode Shepard, Frost; Mrs. Herbert Ryan, Frost; Mrs. D. Fitzgerald. Blooming Grove; Mrs. Albert Gray, Mexia, and a number of grandchildren.

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Robert Lee Way
Jan 11, 1868 - Jun 5, 1929

PROMINENT FROST FARMER DIED THERE WEDNESDAY NIGHT FROST, June 6.—(SP)—R. L. Way, age 62, prominent farmer and resident of this section of the
county all his life, died at his home about three miles south of town Wednesday night following a long illness. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the First Methodist church here and were conducted by Rev. J. W. Cowan, pastor.
Surviving are two sons, Earl Way and Tom Way. Frost; four daughters, Mrs. Lillle Harding, Frost; Mrs. Annie Shipman, Corsicana; Mrs. R. W. Bell, Corsicana; Mrs. Agnes Knott, Frost and number of other relatives.
Beene Bros., local undertakers, had charge of the funeral.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 6, 1929

OBITUARY
Robert Lee Way was born in Dooley county, Ga. Jan. 11, 1867, and died at his home near Frost, Texas, June 5, 1929.
He came with his parents from his native state to Texas at the age of three years, and had lived in the community of Frost ever since. His father, Rev. J. G. Way was for many years a faithful and useful local preacher in the Methodist church.
He was happily married to Miss Alice Lowe, Sept. 10, 1890. To this union thirteen children were born, six of whom, with their mother, live to mourn their irreparable loss. He is survived also by ten grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.
Lee Way was a genuinely good man. His sterling qualities won the
confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He was a devout Christian and sought to regulate his life according to the Golden Rule. He was an upright and useful citizen, a faithful friend, a devoted husband and a kind, patient and indulgent father.
In his youth he surrendered his life to the service of Christ and united with the Methodist church, and lived a consistent, faithful and useful member until his death. For a number of years he filled offices of honor and trust in the church.
He was a patient sufferer. His last illness was long and severe. For more than five months he bravely struggled for the mastery over the grim disease that finally overcame him. But when the death angel came he was ready to go. He died in great peace. We know where to find him. May the all sustaining grace of the kind Father in whom he trusted be all sufficient for the bereaved ones.

J. W. C.

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Alva Mason "Ad" Keathley
Aug 19, 1876 - Apr 19, 1929

PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY FARMER DIED HERE FRIDAY NIGHT
A. M. KEATHLEY WILL BE BURIED AT FROST SUNDAY AFTERNOON
A. M. Keathley, 52, farmer, who resides just south of the Corsicana Country Club, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday night at 10.15 o'clock following an operation Thursday and the funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Frost Sunday
afternoon at 2.30 and interment will be made in the Frost cemetery.
Prior to moving to Corsicana three years ago, Mr. Keathley had resided in the Frost community for a number of years.
He was born in Tennessee, but came to Texas when a small lad.
He lived at Irene, Hill county, for several years, and came to Navarro county 37 years ago where he resided since with the exception of one year spent in West Texas.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Walter Griffith, Methodist minister, Corsicana, and Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Maurice Keathley, Corsicana; Herman Keathley, Dallas; two daughters, Misses Evelyn and Frances Keathley, both of Corsicana; five brothers, Anthony Keathley, Garden City, Texas; Hamp Keathley, Frost; Henry Keathley, Frost; Malvin Keathley, Barry; Wesley Keathley, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Green, Hereford, Texas.
All of the family with the exception of Mrs. Green were here Saturday morning and she is expected to arrive in time for the funeral services.
The funeral will be directed by Beene Bros. of Frost, assisted by the Corley-McMahon Funeral home of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR A. M. KEATHLEY

ONE OF LARGEST CORTEGES IN HISTORY OF COUNTY FOLLOWED BODY TO FROST

One of the longest funeral corteges in the history of Navarro county escorted the remains of A.M. Keathley, aged 52, Corsicana farmer, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday-night after a short illness, to their final resting place in the Frost cemetery Friday afternoon. More than 150 cars were in the procession.
Final rites were held in the Frost Baptist church with Dr. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Walter Griffith officiating. The Masonic fraternity had charge of the services at the grave. Only a small portion of the crowd could be accommodated in the church.
The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for about three years, moving here from Frost. He had been a resident of the county for more than 37 years.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, Maurice Keathley of Corsicana, and Herman Keathley of Dallas; two daughters, Misses Evelyn and Francis Keathley of Corsicana; five brothers, Anthony Keathley, Garden City. Texas; Hamp Keathley, Frost; Henry Keathley, Frost, Malvin Keathley, Barry; Wesley Keathley, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Green, Hereford, Texas.
The funeral was directed by Beene Brothers of Frost, assisted by Corley-McMahon Funeral Home of Corsicana.
Active pallbearers were J. L. Halbert, R. J. Jackson, S. W. Burdine, E. E. Babers, Boyce Martin, S. J. Jackson, W. M. Huff and George W Boyd.

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Mary Susie (Grant) Stephenson
Dec 5, 1878 - Aug 23, 1929

PROMINENT FROST WOMAN DIED FRIDAY MORNING IN WACO
FROST, Aug. 23.—(SP)—Mrs. H. H. Stepenson, age about 48, died Friday morning at 9:35 in a sanitarium after an illness of two weeks following an operation. Beene Bros., local undertakers, will bring the body back here for burial. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Surviving are her husband, Dr. H. H. Stephenson, three daughters; Mrs. Noel Hollingsworth, Mexia; Mrs. Mack Shelby, Winnsboro; Miss Margurite Stephenson, Frost and one son, Henry Harrison Stephenson, Frost. A brother, Dr. Grant at Bardwell also survives.
Mrs. Stephenson was prominently identified with church work in this city being one of the leaders in the Methodist church. She was teacher of the W. F. C. class. She was also prominently identified with the Eastern Star.

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FROST WOMAN WAS BURIED SATURDAY; DIED WACO FRIDAY

FROST, Aug. 24.—(SP)—Funeral services for Mrs. H. H. Stephenson, about 48, wife of Dr. H. H. Stephenson, who died in a Waco hospital Friday morning at 9:35 o'clock following an illness of two weeks and an operation, were held at Frost Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Stephenson was prominently identified with the church and Eastern Star activities in Frost for a number of years. Prior to moving to Frost, the family resided in Irene and Emmett for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Noel Hollingsworth of Mexia; Mrs. Mack Shelby, of Winnsboro, and Miss Margurite Stephenson, Frost; one son, Henry
Harrison Stephenson. Frost; one brother, Dr. Grant, Bardwell, and other relatives.

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George Washington Hardy
1859 - Oct 21, 1947

FORMER CORSICANA ATTORNEY, OIL MAN DIES IN SHREVEPORT

GEORGE W. HARDY, 88, RELATIVE OF LATE RUFUS HARDY, SR.

George W. Hardy, aged 88 years, a former Corsicana attorney and oil man, died in Shreveport Tuesday following an extended illness, according to information received here. Funeral rites were held at Shreveport Wednesday.

A native of Athens, Texas, and a member of the first graduating class of Texas A&M College, hardy practiced law here and once served as district attorney of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court when it embraced Navarro, Limestone and Freestone counties. He was a cousin of the late Rufus Hardy, Sr., attorney, former district judge and congressman from the Sixth Texas district for 16 years before his voluntary retirement.

Hardy was a lieutenant-colonel in the Fourth Texas Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War and later became colonel of the Third Texas Volunteer Infantry. He was active in the Spindletop oil boom in Beaumont about the turn of the century and later served as general counsel for the Teas company.

Survivors include a son George W. Hardy, Jr., judge of the Northwest Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, and a daughter, Mrs. Greenwood Brinkman both of Shreveport.

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Hue Lynn Hillis Sr.
May 24, 1920 – Feb 20, 2012

Hue Lynn Hillis Sr. of Dawson was born May 24, 1920 to Mr. and Mrs. Augusta Hillis in Dawson and left this world on Feb. 20, 2012 at the age of 91.

Mr. Hillis was a lifelong resident of the Dawson area where he farmed and ranched. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II where he spent over 33 months in the South Pacific.

Mr. Hillis was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers and one sister, Abe Broughton, Clyce Broughton and Hershel Broughton and Bill Wileman; his son-in-law, James Alfred Morris and two nephews, Jim P. Broughton and Huck Castleberry.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Opal Hillis; one son, Hue Lynn Hillis Jr. and wife, Cindy of Buffalo; one daughter, Linda Hillis Morris of Dawson; three grandchildren, Rachel and Preston McGinnis of Henderson, Trey Hills, who is proudly serving his country in the United States Navy, and Alex Morris, Jr. of Dawson; one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Reese McGinnis of Henderson; three nephews, George and Pat Broughton, Joe and Dot Broughton and Ben and Karen Broughton; two nieces, Donna Hart and husband, Bobby of Childress and Wannie Lee Castleberry of Childress and numerous great nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Wade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. His final resting place will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Nesmith, Mark Mitchell, Heath Chasteen, Kenneth Golden, Tim Sanders, Tony Taylor, Collins Bumpers, Dan Nesmith and Don Nesmith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Turner, Norman Summers, A.J. Renfro, Buel Lee Hagle, Kenneth Bumpers, Ray Woods and Pete Chasteen.

Memorials may be made to Dawson Cemetery, P.O. Box 126, Dawson, Texas 76639.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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James H. Davis
Apr 7, 1925 – Feb 20, 2012

James H. Davis completed his dedicated Christian life on this earth Feb. 20, 2012. He was born in Honey Grove, Texas on April 7, 1925 to Henry Luther and Naomi (Wilkins) Davis.

He held a Masters Degree in Education and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association where he served as President of both the local chapter as well as the district. “Jim” served his Lord faithfully and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant where he served as a Deacon. He was elected to the Texas Silver Haired Legislature, and worked as a Volunteer Marketing Specialist, an insurance agent for Farm Bureau as well as a Driver Safety Program for AARP.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Maeda (Karey) Davis of Mount Pleasant, Texas; his son, Brian and his wife Beverly of The Woodlands; his two daughters, Vicki and her husband Jim Pennington of Vernon, and Robin and her husband Stuart Alsop of Dallas; as well as three grandchildren, Andrew Pennington of Vernon, James Aaron and Casey Davis of Sachse and Shannon Smith of Wichita Falls. He also leaves his brother Woodrow and his wife Mildred Davis of Amarillo, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Services for Jim are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at the First Baptist Church. Dr. Clint Davis will officate. He will be laid to rest at the Justiss Cemetery.

The family request that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Jane (Hodges) Schreiber-Payne
July 27, 1922 – Feb 17, 2012

Jane Hodges Schreiber Payne, age 89, of Temple died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at an assisted living facility in Corsicana. She died peacefully knowing the certainty of the resurrection and an everlasting life.

She was born in Falls County, Texas in 1922 to J. Fred and Ethel Quinn Hodges. Her early years were spent in Burlington, Texas where her parents were teachers in a two-room schoolhouse. With this experience, she began her lifelong love of education. After high school in Rosebud, she attended and graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Denton with her teaching degree. During World War II, she contributed to the war effort by working in the shipyards in Houston. While the war was horrible, an enduring memory of hers was how this country uinted as one to preserve liberty in the world.

In 1945, she married Lester B. Schreiber, and lived in Topeka, Kan., Temple, and then San Antonio. She loved children and had a fruitful career as a teacher and later as a school counselor. To further her education, she earned her masters degree from Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio. After Lester’s retirement, they returned to Temple and she retired from the Belton school district in 1982. They then traveled together, especially enjoying Europe, Western Canada, and Alaska. Lester died in 1993. She married Harold Payne in 1995, and they enjoyed 14 years of travel, bridge, dominoes and friends, he died in 2009. Jane was blessed to have two men in her life that loved her dearly. Jane provided selfless care to both during extended illnesses.

Faith was a vital part of her life and she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Temple.

Jane is survived by two children, James Schreiber and wife Mary and Kathryn Huffman and husband Lonnie; six grandchildren, Lisa Nathan and husband Rodney, Joseph Schreiber and wife Shavonnah, Nelson Clausen and wife Erika, Christopher Clausen and wife Samantha, Laura Hooper and husband Phil, and Cindy Schreiber; and six great-grandchildren, Hallie Loudermilk, Hanna Clausen, Tommy Nathan, Jimmy Hooper, Kaitlyn Nathan and Harper Clausen. They will miss their Oma/Moma.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Temple.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Hubert Austin officiating. Entombment will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Arrangements by Scanio Harper Funeral Home, Temple.

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Jimmie Charles Harris
Nov 23, 1938 – Feb 18, 2012

Jimmie Charles Harris passed from this life at age 73, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at his home in Blooming Grove.

He was born Nov. 23, 1938 in Corsicana to James E. Harris and Margaret DeRusha Harris. He was a self-employed welder.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Harris of Blooming Grove; children, Terry Harris and wife Jennifer of Grandview, Tony Harris and wife Penny of Frost, Tracy Helfferich and husband Jim of Sulfer Springs, Cassidy Stoecklain and husband Aubrey of Huntsville, Denise Ruiz and husband Steve of Corsicana and Danny Harris and wife Anette of Carthage and 14 grandchildren.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Gloria Faye (Andrews) Wells
Jan 25, 1927 - Oct 19, 2009

Gloria Faye (Andrews) Wells, 82, of Buffalo passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson and Lake Navarro Mills with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating.   Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Nelva Elsie (D'Orsay) Fowler
Mar 17, 1918 - Mar 7, 2009

Nelva Fowler passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Round Rock. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Roy Edgar Jordan
May 15, 1923 - May 13, 2009

Roy Edgar Jordan, 85, of Mesquite passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Christian Care Center in Mesquite. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Ray Hunter, pulpit minister at Christian Care Center, officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Lee Donelson
Sept 21, 1938 - Jan 17, 2009

James Lee Donelson, 70, of Kerens passed away Saturday, January 17, 2009, in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Major Charles Anderson officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eileen Faye (Redden) Stone
Sept 14, 1934 - Mar 13, 2009

Eileen Faye (Redden) Stone, 74, of Billings, Mont., passed away March 13, 2009, at her residence. She was cremated. Interment was held April 10, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Memorial service was held April 11 at Eastern Hills Church of Christ in Athens. Arrangements by Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, Billings, Mont.

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Thelma Lee Vaughan
Sept 7, 1919 - Apr 8, 2009

Thelma Lee Vaughan, 89, of Gilmer passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009, in Gilmer. Graveside services will be noon Saturday, April 11, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home, Gilmer.

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Joseph Mahoney Greenlee Sr.
Sep 9, 1912 – Jun 29, 2007

Joseph “Joe” Mahoney Greenlee Sr., died on June 29, 2007, at the age of 94. Born Sept. 9, 1912, in Corsicana, he was the son of John William and Katherine Mahoney Greenlee. His wife, the former Mary Francis “Lamb” Steck, died in July 1986.

Mr. Greenlee moved to Lubbock from Houston in 1959. He had graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where he was a track letterman and a member of Phi delta Theta Fraternity. In Lubbock, Mr. Greenlee was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and served on the vestry and as junior warden. He was also vice president of the United Fund, a director on the board of the Lubbock Country Club, and a member of Texas Tech Museum Association and the Texas Golf Association. Mr. Greenlee served as the Lubbock County Republican Party chairman and received the party’s Lincoln Award in 1982.

Mr. Greenlee is survived by one daughter, Paula Greenlee of San Jose, Calif.; one son, Joseph Mahoney Greenlee Jr. of Austin; and three grandchildren, Russell Bryant Barber, Thomas Steck Barber and Lucinda Steck Greenlee.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Mr. Greenlee’s name.

Arrangements by Rix Funeral Directors, Lubbock.

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Dorothy “Dottie” Jeane (Walker) Dickson
Feb 28, 1943 – July 11, 2007

Dorothy “Dottie” Jeane Walker Dickson, 64, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Edwards and B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Dickson was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Dallas. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was involved with Team Kids, Community Bible Study and Delta Kappa Gamma. She taught school for 32 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Othella Walker.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Jim Dickson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and David Driver of Corsicana, and grandchildren, Kate and Drake; daughter, Kristin Tarrant of Houston; sister, Carol Parker of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; brother, Don Walker of Phenix City, Ala.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mildred (Humphries) Spence
Apr 14, 1922 - Oct 8, 2010


Mildred Humphries Spence, resident of Waxahachie, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 88 in Waxahachie. She was born on April 14, 1922 in Corsicana to Don L. Humphries and Ora Head Humphries. Mrs. Spence worked with her husband for a number of years in his construction business and was a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Waxahachie.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roland Spence in 1988. Survivors include nephew Robert Humphries. Great nephews Kyle and Kirk Humphries and great great niece Keira Humphries and great great nephew Aiden Humphries.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Frances Jane (Bryant) Edens
Sept 1, 1912 - Oct 10, 2010

Mrs. Frances Bryant Edens, 98, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Oakwood Cemetery with Mr. Ron Motley officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James A. “Jim” Whitehead
Mar 4, 1922 - Aug 23, 2010

James A. “Jim” Whitehead, 88, of Cedar Creek Lake passed away Aug. 23, 2010, in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Oakwood Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Carolyn (Barker) Jordan
Apr 10, 1929 - Aug 4, 2007

Carolyn Barker Jordan, 78, of San Antonio passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, in Bosque County. Funeral services are 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ollie Calhoun
Oct 15, 1895 - Feb 8, 1975

Mrs. Calhoun
FROST-Funeral services are pending with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost for Mrs. Ollie Calhoun, life-long resident of Frost, who died Saturday afternoon.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, February 9, 1975

Miss Calhoun
FROST — Services were to be today at 2 p.m. at the Frost Baptist Church for Miss Ollie
Calhoun, 79, resident of Frost, who died Saturday afternoon in the Italy Nursing Home.
Rev. Mike Smith, was to officiate with burial to follow at Frost Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Dee Williams of Pittsburg, Tex. and Miss Ila Calhoun of Italy, three nieces and two nephews.
Pallbearers include Clay Reed, Burt Howell, Arnold Armstrong, F.S. Malone, Truitt Green and Joe Brown.

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Pearl May Calhoun
Oct 3, 1889 - Apr 21, 1973

Miss Calhoun
FROST—Funeral services were to be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Frost Baptist Church for Miss Pearl May Calhoun, 83, lifelong Frost resident who died Saturday in the Italy Convalescent Home.
The Rev. James Alldridge, pastor, was to officiate, assisted by the Rev. D. P. Cagle. Burial
was to be in the Frost Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Frost.
She was a member of the Frost Baptist Church.
Surviving are sisters Miss Ila Calhoun and Miss Ollie Calhoun, both of Frost, and Mrs. Dee Williams of. Pittsburg, Texas; three nieces and two nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Clay Reed, Coleman Ponder, James Brown, Carrol Young, Joe Brown and F.S. Malone.

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Mattie Louisa (White) Childers
Aug 12, 1890 - Nov 13, 1975

Mrs. Childers
HUBBARD — Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eubanks Funeral Home Chapel
for Mrs. Mattie Louise Childers, 85, resident of Hubbard, who died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Oakview Manor Nursing Home in Hubbard.
The Rev. Earl Hardy will officiate, and burial will be at Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Mrs. Nancy Pruess of Ganado, and MissLinda Childers of Houston; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, C. W. White of Hubbard.
She was a resident of Hubbard most of her life.

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William Arthur Childers
Mar 12, 1890 - Feb 16, 1959

W. A. Childers Rites Tuesday
W. A. Childers, 68, long-time Hubbard resident, native of Frost, died at his home Monday.
He was in the lumber business in Hubbard and Mt. Calm.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hubbard Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife of Hubbard; two grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

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Sarah (Harris) O’Neil
abt. 1889 - Jan. 16, 1929

Woman Died Here
After Long Illness .
Mrs. Sarah O'Neil, aged 40 years, died at the Navarro county hospital Wednesday at noon following a lingering illness and the body was taken to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors to await funeral arrangements.
It is probable that the funeral will be held at Frost.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 16, 1929

Mrs. Sarah O'Neil
Buried at Frost
The body of Mrs. Sarah O'Neil, aged 40 years, who died at the Navarro county hospital Wednesday at noon, was sent to Frost, where interment was made Thursday by the Sutherland Undertaking Company.

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