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Tillie H. Spivey
Apr 16, 1888 - Jan 19, 1909

Miss Tilly Spivey of Blooming Grove died Monday night at the Houston Hospital, this city, after having undergone an operation for appendicitis. She was a member of an old and highly esteemed family of the Blooming Grove community and dearly loved by all of her acquaintances and friends for her good qualities of mind and heart.

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May (Carter) Fox
Apr 3, 1890 - Nov 21, 1950

Mrs. L. F. Fox Died Tuesday Evening
Mrs. L. F. Fox, 60, died Tuesday night at the family residence, Route 2, eight miles west of Corsicana on Highway 31.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p. m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. A. W. Keathley, Corsicana; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Daniels, Angus, and Mrs. Alice Tubblefield, Roswell, N. M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harold Johnson, John Ballinger, Tom Daniels, Richard Keathley, Zack Keathley and Earl Owen.

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Stewart Edgar Lewis
Nov 9, 1890 - Sep 12, 1950

Frost Rites For Stewart E. Lewis Held Thursday
Final rites were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Frost for Stewart Edgar Lewis, 59, who died at the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana Tuesday night.

Lewis had resided at Frost for the past 8 years.

Services were held from the Methodist church in Frost, with Rev. Gordon and Rev. Ellis officiating. Interment was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are the wife of Frost; five sons. Chester, Pete, Wendell, Larry and Billy Lewis, all of Frost; six daughters, Mrs. Maxine Moore of Terrell, Mrs. Marcene Janes of Argo, Ill., Mrs. Ella May Tanner of Frost, Mrs. Imogene Stotts, Dallas, Mrs. Clodine Henthorn of Mertens, and Mrs. Louise Lee, Ft. Worth: five brothers, Bert Lewis of Del Monte, Calif., Sterling, Dock, Floyd and Less, all of Murchison; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Clanton of Athens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dude Blackmon, Andrew Keathley, Fletcher Bonnett. Buel Fields, Grady Summerall and Truman Scott,

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Emma L. (McCord) Hamrick
Jan 05, 1863 - Nov 29, 1950

Former Resident Buried Thursday
FROST, Dec. 2.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Hamrick, 87, former Frost and Corsicana resident, who died in Waco Wednesday, were held from the Frost Methodist church Thursday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis and Rev. J. A. Taylor. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. Her late husband, H. G. Hamrick, died here in 1911.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. L, C. Morgan, Waco; Mrs. Jack Salmon, Abilene, and Mrs. Richard Cundriff, Centerville; two sons, Jim and Carr Hamrick, both of Wichita Falls.

Pallbearers were Charles McMichon, Centerville; Craig and Turk Robinson of Corsicana; Tom and Ernest Hooser of Frost.

McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Louisa Whitehead Greer
Sep 15, 1870 - May 7, 1950

Miss Greer Dies Sunday Morning; Funeral Monday
FROST, May 8.—(Spl.)—Miss Louisa Greer, long-time resident of Hill and Navarro counties, died in a Midlothian hospital Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. A. H. Strain, Frost and a number of nieces and nephews including Johnny Strain and Mrs. Arnold A. Armstrong both of Corsicana.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Hewitt Tullos
Oct 27, 1913 - Jun 20, 1950

Frost Rites For Hewitt Tullos Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Hewitt Tullos, 36, of Texarkana, former federal employee, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 3 p. m. from the Frost Methodist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. Tullos, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Tullos, was born at Frost.

Surviving are his wife and two children, Texarkana; a half brother, a half-sister, and four uncles, J. M. Tullos. Claude Tullos, Clyde Tullos and Guy Tullos, all of Navarro county.

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James Monroe "Jimmie" Hardin
Jan 14, 1885 - Jun 2, 1945

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR J. M. HARDIN, WHO DIED SATURDAY
Funeral services for James Monroe Hardin, aged 60 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the State Home. Burial was in the Frost cemetery with the Masons in charge. The rites at the State Home were conducted by E. B. Fulton, chaplain; M. L. Kelly, superintendent, and Rev. W. L. Murdaugh, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Hardin was an employee of the State Home. He was a native of Limestone county.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Opal Hardin, Dallas, and Mrs. Maurice Marler, Alexandria, La.; two brothers, Edgar Hardin, League City, and Lamar Hardin, Kilgore; two sisters, Mrs. Artie Hudgins, Mt. Calm, and Mrs. Vera Castle, Buffalo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. B. Renfro, A. J. Edrington, J. A. Brister, Robert Fulton, E. H. Bottom and Hardy L. McCullough.

Sutherland-McCammon in charge.

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Thomas Sebern "Nez" Johnson
Nov 3, 1858 - Sep 6, 1921

WELL KNOWN CITIZEN OF FROST DEAD
Large Calibre Pistol Ball Pierced Heart—Death Was Instant

At about 7:45 this morning, just as the Hillsboro motor was pulling into Frost, T. S. Johnson, a well known business man of that place stepped out on the walk in front of his place of business, put the muzzle of a 45-calibre revolver to his left breast, and shot himself through the heart. Death was instantaneous.

The deceased was sixty-three years of age and is survived by his wife and two children. Business depression is supposed to have based the cause of the rash act.

The deceased had been a business man of Frost for a number of years and was highly esteemed as an upright and honorable citizen and had a host of personal friends.

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Perry Lee DeWitt
Oct 11, 1874 - Aug 24, 1921

Died Here This Morning.
P. L. DeWitt, aged forty-eight years, section foreman on the Houston and Texas Central railroad at Rice, died in the P. and S. hospital here this morning near 6 o’clock following an operation last Monday afternoon for a ruptured and gangrenous appendix. The deceased is survived by his wife and several children. The remains will be taken to Frost tomorrow and interment will take place there tomorrow under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.

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William A. “Uncle Bill” Simms
Jul 12, 1869 - Nov 26, 1950

Uncle Bill Sims Dies At Frost
FROST, Nov. 27.—(Spl.)—Wm. A. (Uncle Bill) Sims, 81, died at his home here Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 P. m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, while the Frost IOOF Lodge, of which he was a member 57 years, conducted the graveside rites.

Native of Kentucky, Sims, a retired gin operator, had resided here 64 years. He was a member of the Baptist church and also was a Woodman of the World.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Sanders Sheppard, to whom he was married Oct. 20, 1901; a daughter, Miss Kate Sims; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert Sanders, all of Frost; a sister, Mrs. Will Humphries, Bardston, Ky., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Johnson, Will Hollingsworth, Marvin Speer, Doug Hightower and Lovern Green, all members of the Frost IOOF Lodge.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Virgil Harrison
Sep 26, 1883 - Jun 14, 1950

W. V. Harrison Is Found Dead Near Farm Tank
FROST, June 15—(Spl.)—W. V. Harrison, 65, superintendent of the Frost schools for 28 years, prominent Democrat and school leader, was found dead at a tank on his farm four miles northeast of town Wednesday afternoon. A 410 shotgun was nearby.

Owen Sheppard, Justice of the peace, Precinct 5, Blooming Grove, conducted an investigation. Judge Sheppard returned a coroner's verdict
of "death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted."

A charge from a shotgun had entered the head near the left ear, officers said.

Harrison was democratic precinct chairman at Frost and was, chairman of the Navarro County Democratic convention two years ago. He has been active in rural school circles of the State Teachers association for many years and headed various panels and divisions. Harrison also was
prominent in state Democratic circles and conventions.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; a son, Douglas Harrison, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Johnny Moore, Lubbock; two sisters and a brother.

Funeral services were held from the Frost Baptist church Thursday at 4 p. m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church, and Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers were Rex Patterson, Fletcher Bonnett, Jerry Stockard, Corsicana; Charles Martin, Truman Newsom and Smith Dickerson.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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James W. Sheppard
Oct 27, 1887 - Oct 17, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. W. SHEPPARD WERE HELD SATURDAY
Funeral services for James W. Sheppard, aged 58 years, of Corsicana, who died in the veterans' hospital at Lisbon, near Dallas, Wednesday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church.

Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Brannon, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lillie Reynolds, Waxahachie; two brothers, Johnnie and Tommie Sheppard, both of Frost; eight nephews and five nieces.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Margaret Hannah (Burgess) Watts
Dec 23, 1874 - Oct 30, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. M. H. WATTS HELD ON WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Hannah Watts, aged 70 years, who died at Milford Monday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. She was the widow of the late Lee Watts.

A native of Alabama, she resided in the Emmett and Frost communities for many years.

Surviving are five sons, G. W., M. F., V. A. and Troy Watts, all of Frost, and E. W. Watts Penelope; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Osborne, New London, and Mrs. S. V. French, Milford; five brothers and a sister in Alabama and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Cynthia Emmaline (Wilson) Mimms
May 17, 1863 - Mar 27, 1945

MRS. W. C. MIMMS BURIED AT FROST ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, Texas, March 29—(Spl.)—Mrs. W. C. Mimms, aged 81 years, long-time resident of this community, died in Colorado, Texas, Tuesday.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church here Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. D. Ellis, pastor.

Pallbearers were Curtis Patterson, Porter Bailey, Jewel Smith, F. L. McClure, J. J. Sheppard, E. J. Sheppard, G. F. Haley and Frank Johnson.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Smith, Colorado and Mrs. J. M. Beene, Las Cruces, N. M.; a son Knox Mimms, armed forces, Pearl Harbor; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

McCormick’s Funeral Home directed.

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Clara Ellis (French) Stephenson
Apr 22, 1880 - May 19, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. STEPHENSON

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ for Mrs. Clara Ellis Stephenson, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday morning. The rites were conducted by Frank Dunn, minister of the church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Haney and Mrs. Sallie Cook, both of Corsicana; a brother, W. B. French, Athens, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were H. R. Stewart, C. E. McWilliams, Ab King, Hubert Bowden, A. R. Lewis, Mack Warren and Teague Woolley.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

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Jerry Todd Stockard
Apr 13, 1918 - Aug 18, 1953

Frost Rites For Jerry Stockard Wednesday 4 P.M.
Funeral services for Jerry T. Stockard, 35, attorney, found dead in his room at 320 West Fourth avenue Tuesday morning, will be held from the Frost Baptist church Wednesday at 4 p. m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church here, of which Stockard was a member and Sunday school teacher, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Autopsy Performed

An autopsy was performed at Memorial Hospital late Tuesday night in an effort to determine the cause of death, but the findings of the pathologists have not been announced. The autopsy was conducted by Drs. C. T. Ashworth and J. D. Fitzwilliams, both of the Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth. The final report is scheduled to be sent to Dr. Paul H. Mitchell of Corsicana. Corsicana physicians present at the autopsy were Drs. C. L. Gary, Mitchell, Robert Bone, Stanton J. Barren and Bernard Rosen.

Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, conducted an inquest but has not rendered a coroner's verdict pending the receipt of the autopsy verdict.

The attorney is reported to have complained of pains in leg Monday, but spent Monday night with friends, returning to his room about 11 p. m.

Died During Sleep

When he did not arise Tuesday morning other occupants of the house notified George Gillespie, a close personal friend, who discovered the body in bed, apparently having died during his sleep, it was stated by Gillespie and others.

The body was taken to Memorial Hospital by McCammon Funeral Home shortly before 2 p. m. for the autopsy, the first to be performed at the hospital.

Reared at Frost, Stockard attended Hillsboro Junior College and later graduated with an AB degree from the University of Texas. After teaching for some time, Stockard entered the Air Force and was a navigator against the Axis nations in World War II.

U. of T. Graduate

Following his discharge, he returned to the University of Texas where he graduated from the law school with an LLD degree in 1948. He was licensed to practice law by the Texas Bar in December, 1948.

Stockard was the last representative in the Texas legislature from the old 60th factorial district composed of Hill and Navarro counties, serving from 1946 through 1952. The district was abolished following the 1950 federal census that caused a re-arrangement of districts in Texas.

He was active in social, religious, legal and church circles and was a Civitan.

Surviving are his parents. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stockard, Frost; two brothers, Guinn Stockard, Frost; and Leonard Stockard. Frost; a sister. Mrs. Charlie Ratliff, Llano, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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John Franklin Dortch
Jun 21, 1874 - Apr 7, 1953

J. F. Dortch Dies At Frost Tuesday

John Franklin Dortch, 78, retired farmer, died in his parked automobile in Frost Tuesday afternoon a few minutes after being stricken with a heart attack.

Funeral services were held from the Frost Methodist church Wednesday at 3 p. m. with burial the Frost cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in the Frost area for the past 47 years.

Surviving are two sons. Grover Dortch, Frost, and Vernon Dortch, Pensacola, Fla., retired Navy Capt. and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Smith, Avalon; seven granddchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Sarah Callie Ann (Cypert) McCary
Aug 17, 1879 - Dec 15, 1960

Former Frost Resident Dies
Mrs. Sara Callie Ann McCary, 81, long-time Frost resident, native of Tennessee, died in a Dallas rest home Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. V, Bane, pastor of the First Baptist church in Arlington, assisted by Rev. Noah McCain, pastor, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Mrs. McCary, the daughter of the late Dr. J. B. Cypert, was the widow of the late R. D. McCary, long-time Frost merchant. She had resided in Frosts since 14 years of age, going to the Dallas rest home last September.

Surviving are a son, Dudley Cypert McCary, Dallas, and daughter, Miss Martha Fay McCary, Beaumont.

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Ernest Way “Bud” Hyer, Sr.
Jan 2, 1888 - Apr 23, 1963

Ernest W. Hyer Rites Thursday

FROST, April 24 (Spl.)—Ernest W. Hyer, 75, retired painting contractor, native of Frost, died in Medical Arts Hospital, Dallas, late Tuesday night. He had been in ill health for some time and was transferred from Memorial Hospital to Medical Arts Hospital early this week for additional tests.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor.
Surviving are a son, Ernest W. Hyer, Jr., St. Amant, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Nelda Jones, West Columbia; a brother, Bill Hyer, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Faye King, Highlands, and Mrs. Sybill Lambert, Houston; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Perry Franklin Yarbrough
Dec 15, 1878 - July 5, 1963

P. F. Yarborough Rites Sunday
Percy Franklin Yarborough, 84, retired farmer of Mertens, died Friday afternoon in Memorial Hospital after an illness in the hospital of two weeks.

A native of Alabama, he had lived in the Frost-Mertens area for more than 60 years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Mertens with the Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of Westside Baptist church of Corsicana officiating, assisted by Rev. Jerry Wilkins, pastor of the Mertens Church. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

He is survived by his wife of Mertens; one son, Elmer Yarborough of McGregor; four daughters, Mrs. Effie Elmore of Mertens, Mrs. Lilly Green, of Crawford, Mrs. Fayrene Whitson of Port Arthur, and Mrs. Ruth Green of Corsicana; one brother, Jerry Yarborough of Texas City; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Herrin of Mertens, and Mrs. Octa Baugh of Dallas; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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Aria Mexico (Watson) Edsall
Feb 16, 1856 - May 21, 1938

Aged Italy Woman Dies of Injuries
ITALY, May 24.—Mrs. Aria M. Edsall, aged 83 years, died Saturday night of a broken hip caused by a recent fall. The funeral services were held Sunday at Frost. Mrs. Edsall had resided in Ellis and Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Edsall, Sweetwater, and Claud Esdall, San Antonio.

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Lottie Lee (Nelson) Ellis
Nov 3, 1905 - May 8, 1966

Mrs. L. O. Ellis Fatally Hurt In Auto Crash

FROST, May 9—(Spl.)—Mrs. Leslie O. (Lottie) Ellis, 60, of Frost was fatally injured and her husband was injured Sunday in a two-vehicle accident in South Dallas.

Ellis was admitted to Chester Clinic in Dallas, but was expected to be released Monday.

For several years Mrs. Ellis has been employed as the operator of Johnson’s Ladies Shop in Frost.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Frost with the pastor, Rev. Thad Son, officiating, assisted by the Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

McCormick Funeral Service will conduct.

Mrs. Ellis is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Rossiter of Dallas; one son, Charles Ellis of Dallas; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. A. L. Davis of Tyler, and other relatives.

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William Lee Ellis
Jun 17, 1891 - Jun 17, 1966

Hold Services For W. L. Ellis
FROST (Spl)—Funeral services for William Lee Ellis, who died on his 75th birthday Friday at Bronte, Texas, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church here.

The rites were conducted by Dr. John English, Snyder; Rev. Bryson English, Houston, and Rev. Thad Son, pastor. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Native of Runge, he was reared here and resided at Roanoke prior to moving to
Bronte three weeks ago.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Eunice English, to whom he was married at Frost in 1913; a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Henry, Bronte; three brothers, L. O. English, Frost; M. L. English, Mansfield, and J. Frank English, Fort Worth; six sisters, Mrs. Drew Eddlemon, Italy; Mrs. P. T. Quest Sweetwater; Mrs. Hunter Keathley, Dallas; Mrs. O. Z. Porter, San Angelo; Mrs. Bill Stanley, Palo Alto, Calif., and Mrs. J. H. Corbin, Roswell, N.M.; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Ellis, Ralph Wooldridge and Fred Rossiter, all of Dallas; E. Lynn Ellis, Arlington; Wm. B. Chambers, Fort Worth; Bob D. Ellis, Odessa; Darrell H. Keathley, Dallas; Wm. M. Johnson, Denton, and James Porter, Arlington, all nephews.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 20, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Uncle Bud" to his nieces and nephews. His granddaughter, Linda
    Henry, reports that he always said he wanted to live to be 75 years
    old; he died on his 75th birthday.
  • TXDI: Ellis William Lee 06-17-1966 COKE M SINGLE

Robert Lee Bell
Feb 18, 1885 - Jun 17, 1963

Robert L. Bell Dies In Waco

Robert L. (Bob) Bell, 68, of 203 East First avenue, died in Hillcrest hospital, Waco Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held, Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, and Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Edward Lee, Robert Earl and Billy Ray Bell, all of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Edna Basham, Mrs. Nash Abbott and Mrs. George McCarter, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Leroy Ewing, Blooming Grove; Miss Virdie Lee Bell, Mexia; and Mrs. Harvell McCarter, Roane; 25 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Alfred Marion "Jack" Poulter
Nov 17, 1889 - Aug 8, 1963

A. M. Poulter Dies Thursday
FROST, Aug. 9 (Spl.)—Alfred M. (Jack) Poulter, 73, retired farmer, died of a heart attack at his home here Thursday afternoon. Native of Brandon, he had resided in this community 35 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della Poulter, Frost; five sons, Ralph Poulter, Dallas; Eldridge Poulter, Fort Worth; J. D. Poulter, Temple; Fred Poulter, Mission; and Joe Poulter, Port Neches; a daughter, Mrs. Emory Burgamy, Fort Worth; a brother, Robert H. Poulter, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. H. Mitchell, Big Sandy, and Mrs. E. L. Morgan, Lubbock; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Lillie B. (Mays) Bell
Mar 6, 1882 - Oct 23, 1963

Mrs. W. T. Bell Rites Thursday
FROST, Oct. 24 (Spl.) — Mrs. Lilly Bell, 81, wife of W.T. Bell, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, Pastor, assisted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Native of Sherman, Mrs. Bell had resided in the Frost and Blooming Grove communities more than 50 years.

Surviving are her husband of Frost, two sons, Wm. T. Bell, Jr., Corsicana, and Richard Bell, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Eunice Sheffield, Frost, and Mrs. Clara Young, Waxahachie; a brother. Robert Mays, Greenville; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W. F. Bonnett, Frank Johnson, E E. Omberg, Joe Brown, J. C. Young and Dr. J. J. Sheppard.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Lucy (Hughes) Ponder
Oct 20, 1864 - Jun 11, 1963

Mrs. Ponder, 98, Services Held
FROST, June 12—(Spl.)—Mrs. Lucy Ponder, 98, native of Canton, Ga., Frost resident 71 years, died Tuesday in the Masonic Home at Arlington. She was the widow of the late Dave Ponder of this area, and was believed to have been the oldest resident of this community. She had been living in Arlington eight years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, and Rev. Buford Stockard, pastor of the Morningside Baptist church in Graham, a grandson-in-law.

Surviving are six sons, Henry Ponder, Emhouse; Freeman, Grady, Coleman and Knox Ponder, all of Frost, and Dave Ponder, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Bryant, Frost, and Miss Lucy Ponder, Dallas; a brother, W. R. Hughes, Sadler; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 12, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o John T. Hughes and Delaney A. (Wheeter) Hughes. Delaney was born Mar. 1, 1839, died May 25, 1924 buried in Hughes cemetery, Canton, Cherokee Co., Georgia

Allie (Cave) Pope
Feb 1, 1873 - Dec 12, 1963

Hold Services Mrs. Allie Pope
Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Pope, 91, widow of the late H. B. Pope, who died at her home, 124 South Thirty-Fourth street Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister, and Rev. Norman Weatherby, burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Native of Kentucky, Mr. and Mrs. Pope were married in Kerens, December 2, 1891.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. A. Hughes, Mrs. George F. Dixon and Mrs. Sam Tucker, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ed Jordan of Fort Worth; two sons, B. L. Pope, Palestine, and H. L. Pope , Tyler; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a niece, Mrs. Birdie Terry, Paducah, Ky., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Barry Hughes, Leonard Hughes, Darrell Hughes, Maurice Hughes, Joe Bob Dixon, Kenneth Pope and James Pope, grandsons and great-grandsons.

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Buel Dortch
Sep 18, 1903 - Jan 30, 1963

Buel Dortch Of Frost Expires
FROST, Jan. 31 (Spl.)—Buel Dortch, 59, Frost farmer, died at his home Wednesday night.

Funeral rites will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Frost Methodist Church, with
burial in the Frost cemetery. Conducting will be Rev. Frank Williams, pastor, and assisting will be Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church.

Dortch, a native of Arkansas, lived in Frost for 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, of Frost; mother, Mrs. Sallie Dortch, Waco; five sons,
George and Joe T., both of Houston; John A. Dortch, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Robby L. Dortch, Dallas, and Jerry Dortch, Frost; six daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hieb and Mrs. Nellie Barber, both of Dallas; Mrs. Pat Clifton, Frost; Mrs. Lena Reeves, Mesquite; Mrs. Glenda Aday, Fort Worth; and Miss Frankie Dortch, Frost; two brothers, Luther Dortch, Frost; and L. D. Dortch, Oklahoma; five sisters, Mrs. Iva Home, Odessa; Mrs. Ruth Key, Mount Calm; Mrs. Era Rawlings, Rice; Mrs. Rosa Smith, Waco; Mrs. Dorothy Horne, Waco; ten grandchildren and
other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bob Henderson, John Henderson, Melvin Prince, Henry Williams, Harry Rejeck, and Floyd Young.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Alice “Allie” (Cook) Shores
Jul 6, 1880 - May 6, 1963

Mrs. Shores, 82, Dies Tuesday
FROST, May 8 (Spl.)— Mrs. Alice (Allie) Shores, 82, native of Dresden, resident of Mertens and Frost most of her life, died Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Surviving are her husband, Albert Shores, Frost; a brother, Allen Cook, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Delia Robertson, Amarillo; Mrs. Ella Willis, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. C. M. Sparkman, Hearne; and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Darrell Wayne Smithey
Nov 30, 1934 - Nov 24, 1963

Monday Rites For D. W. Smithey And D. Southard

Funeral services for two men killed early Sunday at a grade crossing on the Dallas highway in Lacy-Lakeview, north of Waco, when their car collided with a switch engine, were held Monday afternoon.

They are Darrell Wayne Smithey, 28, Frost service station operator, and Dupree Southard, 34, of Avalon, Ellis county.

These were the 28th and 29th traffic deaths of the year in McLennan county.

Funeral services for Smithey were held Monday at 2:30 p. m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Native of Milford, Ellis county, Smithey had resided in the Frost area all of his life.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Nayonn Smithey, Frost; four brothers, Don and Ferrell Smithey, both of Frost; Myrl Smithey, Dallas, and Hessell Smithey, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Gordon, Waco, and Mrs. Lynette Robinson, Anchorage, Alaska, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Ray Vest, Bud Fields, Ronald Elmore, Joe Parum, Jr.; Nayman Yates and Bud York.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

Final rites for Southard were held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Avalon Baptist church with burial in the Hughes cemetery near Avalon.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. E. L. Southard, Waxahachie; three brothers, Elvo Southard, Waxahachie; H. L. and Floyd Southard, both of Avalon; six sisters, Mrs. Joe Honza, Ennis; Mrs. T. L. Knoulton, Sherman; Mrs. Floyd Kennedy and Mrs. Bill Kirbb, both of Waxahachie; Mrs. Bill Guthrie, Avalon, and Mrs. Fred Hearne, Waterloo, Ill.; several nieces and nephews.

Rudolph Chapel of Waxahachie directed.

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Lillie Mae (Lemons) Bell
Feb 7, 1890 - Nov 25, 1963

Mrs. R. L. Bell Expires Monday
Mrs. R. L. Bell, 73, native of Frost, 203 East First avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning. She had resided in Corsicana 15 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. T. Davis. Baptist minister, and Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Native of Frost, Mrs. Bell had lived in Corsicana 15 years.

Surviving are three sons, Edward Lee, Robert Earl and Billy Ray Bell, all of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Edna Basham, Mrs. Nash Abbott and Mrs. George McCarter, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Leroy Ewing, Blooming Grove; Miss Verdie Lee Bell, Mexia, and Mrs. Harvell McCarter, Roane; two brothers, George and John Lemons, both of California; 26 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Earl Lee Way
Oct 15, 1900 - June 19, 1963

Earl W. Way Riles Friday
Earl W. Way, 62, Frost builder-farmer, native of Jones Ranch, died in Memorial Hospital at midnight Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Frost Methodist church Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Way was admitted to the hospital Tuesday reported suffering a pistol wound in the right temple.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ione Way, Frost; two sons, Charles Way, Richardson, and Robert Earl Way, Barkesdale AFB, Shreveport, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Jerolyn Yates, Frost; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Hardin, IOOF Home, Corsicana; Mrs. Rose Bell, New Braunfels; Mrs. Anna Lou Whitehurst, Marshall, and Mrs. Agnes Knott, Eunice, N.M.; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Bailey, Guy Tullos, J. O. Williams, Lee Sheppard, Farris Sheppard and M. O. Speer.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Minnie Lee (Smith) McMinn
Nov 1, 1895 - Oct 15, 1963

Mrs. McMinn Of Frost Expires
FROST, Oct. 15 (Spl)—Mrs. Minnie Lee McMinn, 68, native of Blooming Grove, but resident of Jones Ranch and Frost communities most of her life, died Tuesday morning in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Surviving are a son, John N. McMinn. Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Glynn Sypert, Rockwall; two brothers, Coleman Smith, Waxahachie, and Elton Smith, Kermit;
three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Green, Bud York, Joe Parum, Noble Downey, J. C. Young and Guy Tullos.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Edgar Edwin English
Jun 18, 1897 - Apr 3, 1963

Edgar English Rites Friday
Edgar E. English, 65, retired Dow Chemical employe, native of Houston, former Frost resident, died Thursday in a Freeport hospital.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Thursday but the services will be held sometime Friday at the McCormick Funeral Service chapel in Frost with burial in the Frost cemetery.

English moved from Frost to Freeport more than 20 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Freeport; two sons, Thomas E. English, Pasadena, and Edwin E. English, Freeport; a daughter, Mrs. Mart Arrington, Freeport;
a step-daughter, Mrs. Bud Ward, Freeport; a brother, Olin J. English, Freeport; three sisters, Mrs. C. A. Putman and Mrs. L. L. Smith, both of Lubbock,
and Mrs. Gladys Vaughn, Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 4, 1963

Hold Services Edgar English
FROST, April 5 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Edgar E. English, 65, retired Dow Chemical employe of Freeport, who died in Freeport Thursday, were held from the McCormick Funeral Chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church.

English moved to Freeport from Frost more than 20 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Freeport; two sons, Thomas E. English, Pasadena, and Edwin E. English, Freeport; a daughter, Mrs. Matt Arrington; a
stepdaughter, Mrs. Bud Ward, a brother, Olin J. English, all of Freeport; three sisters, Mrs. C. A. Putman and Mrs. C. L. Smith, both of Lubbock, and
Mrs. Gladys Vaughn. Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

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Henry Stevens Keathley
Nov 8, 1866 - Aug 27, 1963

H. S. Keathley Dies Tuesday Masonic Home
Henry S. Keathley, 96, pioneer Frost resident and long-time Mason, died Tuesday morning in the Texas Masonic Home in Arlington following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon, but are expected to be held Wednesday from the Frost Methodist church with burial in the Frost cemetery.

Native of Tennessee, Keathley came to the Jones Ranch community near Frost when a young man and resided there and in Frost until going to the Masonic Home five years ago.

Surviving are six sons, Thomas Keathley, Corsicana; Coleman Keathley, Mt. Pleasant; Hunter and Barcus Keathley, both of Dallas; Harold Keathley, Fort Worth; and Lindsey Keathley, Houston; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren a brother, L. W. Keathley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, August 27, 1963



Hold Services H. S. Keathley
Final rites for Henry S. Keathley, 96, long-time Frost resident, who died in the Texas Masonic Hall in Arlington Tuesday, will be held from the Frost Methodist church Wednesday at 5 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the church.

A native of Tennessee, Keathley had spent most of his life in the Frost area. He was a retired farmer and had been a resident of the Arlington Home
five years.

Surviving are six sons, Thomas Keathley, Corsicana; Coleman Keathley, Mt. Pleasant; Hunter and Marcus Keathley, both of Dallas; Harold Keathley, Fort Worth, antd Lindsey Keathley Houston; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, six great great-grandchildren, a brother L. W. Keathley, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Services directs.

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James Floyd Harper
Mar 28, 1895 - Feb 7, 1963

Floyd Harper Services Held
Funeral services for Floyd (Pop) Harper, 67, 1408 West Twelfth avenue, who died in the VA Hospital at Marlin Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Emmanuel Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Dillingham, pastor assisted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister of Carthage, formerly of Corsicana.

Harper, a native of Sheridan, Ark., was a retired employee of the Oil City Iron Works. He resided at 1408 West Twelfth avenue and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Charles Ray Harper, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. John Arnold, Duncan, Okla.; Mrs. Roy Cooper and Mrs. Wayne Christie, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bob Speck, Richmond; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Cullen W. Dunn, E. G. Gilliam, Jack Dill, J. T. Cavender, Jesse Richards and J. G. Fowler.

Corley directed.

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Erah Avannah (Worsham) Ivy
Feb 19, 1879 - Jul 19, 1963

Mrs. Erah Ivy Rites Sunday

Mrs. Erah Ivy, 84, of 301 South Thirty-Ninth and One-half street died in Memorial Hospital Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Frost Methodist church Sunday at 3 p. m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Native of Atlanta, Ga., she came to Smith county when only three years of age and to the western section of Navarro county as a child. She resided in Frost until moving to Corsicana six years ago.

Surviving are a son, J, M. Ivy, San Antonio; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Jones and Mrs. Nelleen Williams, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ruby Tekell, Hillsboro; Mrs. Josephine House, Terrell, and Mrs. Flora Gilmore, Trinidad; two brothers, Arthur and John Worsham, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Carl McCord, Beaumont; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Rex Patterson, Bud Fields, Carroll Young, Hubert Bailey, Curtis Patterson and Shorty Harper.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Della (Scott) Keathley
Jun 28, 1882 - Aug 14, 1976

Mrs. Keathley
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Della Keathley, 94, who died Saturday afternoon at Twilight Home.

The Rev. Uriah Stegman, St. Luke Methodist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will follow at Frost cemetery.

She was a long-time resident of Navarro County and had lived in Corsicana for 40 years.

Survivors include a son, Malvin Keathley of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Joe
Worsham of Corsicana, Mrs. Claude E. Wilson of Fort Worth and Mrs. A. Haywood Knotts of Cedar Hill; a sister, Mrs. Sara Watson of Amarillo; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Otis Atkeisson, Doyle Moore, Robert Keathley, Sidney Nowell, A.A. Copeland and George Mitchell.

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Mattie Lee (Osborne) Neese-Wyatt
Sep 2, 1892 - Feb 21, 1976

Mrs. Wyatt
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Neese Wyatt, 82, who died Saturday in Arlington where she had made her home for the past five years. The Rev. Elvis Egge officiated. Burial was in the Frost cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.

A native of Emmett, Navarro County, she had lived most of her life in Corsicana and was a member of First Baptist Church here.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hershell Wade of Fort Worth and Mrs. T.J. Cherry of Ponca City, Okla.; two sons, Clyde Neese of Oklahoma City, Okla., and James Hoyt Neese Jr. of Mexia; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Miss Lizzie Ray Osborne of Corsicana and Mrs. Eppie Burns of Dallas.

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Sharon L. (Hewgley) Grubbs-Pierce
Apr 6, 1946 - Jan 25, 2011
 

Sharon L. Hewgley Grubbs Pierce, 64, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 with her loving family by her side after a brave battle with lung disease.

Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Bazette Baptist Church with funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery of Bazette. Pallbearers will be Brad Gannon, Matt Spivey, Jerry Crocker, Terry Brown, Luster Ray Tramel and Cory Tramel.

Sharon was born April 6, 1946 in Corsicana to Fayrene and Grady Hewgley. She attended school in Kerens and worked many years at Haggar slacks and Marilyn's Belts and Bags. As a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and niece she took great pride in her family.

Those left behind to cherish her life are grandchildren, Elle Grubbs, Marinda Grubbs, Riannon Grubbs all of Trinidad and Kristoffer Grubbs of Dallas; sisters, Cecil Ann Spencer, Paula Parrish both of Kerens, brothers Tommy Spivey of Kerens and James Spivey of Fort Worth and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her son, Dale Lee Grubbs; parents Fayrene Tramel Spivey and Grady Hewgley plus numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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James Lewis Kirk
May 9, 1925 - Jan 1, 2011

James Lewis Kirk, 85, died Jan. 1, 2011. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Harriett A. (Parker) Elmore
abt 1825 - Jan 17, 1917

On Friday night January 17th, 1917, a shadow came over the home of Mrs. Shores when the Angel of Death claimed as its own Mrs. Shor's aged mother, Mrs. Harriet Elmore.

Grandma Elmore had reached the ripe old age of 92 years. She was born in East Tennessee where she made her home until some years after her marriage. She was married to William Elmore, her maiden name being Miss Harriet Parker.

To this union eight children were born, four of whom are still living.

Grandma Elmore is also survived by a brother Mr. David Parker and a number of grand-children and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Elmore and family moved to Texas nearly 22 years ago. Mr. Elmore lived only a little over a year after coming to Texas. Mrs. Elmore had made her home for a number of years with her daughter, Mrs. Viney Shors.

Mrs. Elmore was converted in girlhood and united with the Methodist church and lived a conscientious Christian life.

Her body was laid to rest in the Pursley cemetery to await its resurrection. Only a few days later a son in law and grand-son were laid by her side. There are three places that cannot be filled. Mrs. Elmore was given a long life in which to do good deeds. There will be many who will follow in her footsteps.

To the relatives and friends I would say that our loss is Heaven's gain. She can not come to us, but we can go to her.

Dead! Yet she lives more truly
For back from eternity's shore
Her soul not transformed into music
Doth brighten and bless us the more.

A FRIEND

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THREE DEATHS IN ONE FAMILY.

All Occur Within Week, and Old Age and Youth Go Alike.

In the Pursley community there were three deaths in the same home last week. On Wednesday night Floyd Shores, aged 19 years, died of pneumonia. On Thursday night Grandma Elmore, aged 94 years, died of old age, and on Friday night her death was followed by that of her son-in-law, August Shores, aged 84, of cancer of the throat.

All three were interred in the Pursley community.

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August Shors
June 25, 1835 - Jan 25, 1917

Floyd Cecil Shors
Feb 22, 1897 - Jan 22, 1917

Harriett (Parker) Elmore
1825 - Jan 17, 1917

Three Members of One Family Die Near Pursley

That was a sad family and a community filled with sympathy for the Elmores and Shores at Pursley. Wednesday night Floyd Shores, 19 years of age died of pneumonia. Thursday night Grandma Elmore, 92 years of age died of old age. Friday night, her son-in-law died of cancer, age 64 years. The three were buried in the Pursley cemetery.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Democrat & Truth - Thursday, Feb 1, 1917
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Old Pursley Cemetery
  • The two mentioned in the article are Son-in-law, August Shors - who died Jan 25, 1917 and Grandson, Floyd Cecil Shors - who died Jan 22, 1917

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THREE DEATHS IN ONE FAMILY.

All Occur Within Week, and Old Age and Youth Go Alike.

In the Pursley community there were three deaths in the same home last week. On Wednesday night Floyd Shores, aged 19 years, died of pneumonia. On Thursday night Grandma Elmore, aged 94 years, died of old age, and on Friday night her death was followed by that of her son-in-law, August Shores, aged 84, of cancer of the throat.

All three were interred in the Pursley community.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 26, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Emma (Wheelington) Shors married Mar. 16, 1893 2nd wife Melvina (Elmore) Shors married Aug. 9, 1906

Mary Lucinda Caroline "Lou" (Wylie) Gorman
Sept 17, 1866 - Aug 1, 1922

Died in the Montfort Community

Mrs. Mary L. Gorman, aged 55 years, died in the Montfort community yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Chatfield cemetery at 4 p.m. today.

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Died At Montfort Last Night.

Mrs. Mary L. Gorman, wife of Eli Gorman, died at the family home in the Montfort community last night after a long illness, and the remains were interred at Chatfield this afternoon. The deceased is survived by her husband and three grown children.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, August 2, 1922 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Died in the Montfort Community.

Mrs. Mary L. Gorman, aged 55 years, died in the Montfort community yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Chatfield cemetery at 4 p.m. today.

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ED , HE IS BURIED IN NEW CHATFIELD


Will Sands
Oct 19, 1881 - Feb 26, 1953

Injuries Fatal To Will Sands, 71; Rites Saturday

Will Sands, 71, prominent life-long Chatfield resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon.

He was critically injured in a traffic mishap near his home early Saturday night when a jeep he was driving was involved in an accident with a car operated by Bill Boldin of Brown's Valley, Deputy Sheriff Pete McCain reported following an investigation.

Sands had been Democratic precinct chairman at Chatfield for many years and also was the general election judge in that precinct.

This is the fourth traffic fatality of 1953 on Navarro county highways.

Boldin was not injured in the accident.

Surviving Sands are his wife of Chatfield' four sons, William N. Sands, Fort Worth; Walter Sands, Overton; Morris Sheppard Sands, Weatherford and Lloyd Bowmer Sands, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Tracy Smith, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. David Wells, Riverside Calif.; 11 grandchildren; four brothers, C. C. Sands and Lloyd Sands, both of Corsicana; Leo Sands, Chatfield, and John Sands, Franklin; a sister, Mrs. Lola Gaines, Chatfield and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Chatfield church. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cleon Flanagan, Chatfield Methodist minister and Rev. J. R. Roach, Overton.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Mary (Hughes) Anderson
Oct 30, 1888 - Oct 10, 1959

Mrs. Anderson Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday

Mrs. Mary Anderson, 70, wife of S. E. (Dick) Anderson, died at 626 South Fifteenth street early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church of which she was an active member.

Mrs. Anderson was a native of Corsicana and resided here most of her life.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Joe Edens Anderson, attorney, Winkler and Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. P. C. Walker, Abilene, and Mrs. Cecil Mumberson, Alvin; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, John C. Hughes, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Houston, and Mrs. Don Welch, Longview, and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary several months ago.

Pallbearers will be King Elliott, Marvin Wallace, Buck Montgomery, M. C. Legge, Paul Mitchell, J. N. Edens, Jr.; Jack Cunningham and R. W. Wiggins.

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Joseph Herbert Hague
Mar 29, 1868 - Feb 26, 1955

Retired Builder Services Monday

J. H. Hague, 86, retired building contractor, former Corsicana resident, died at Mt. Calm Sunday.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ of which Hague was a member.

A native of Springfield, Mo., Hague was reared in Eureka Springs, Ark., He moved to Mildred in 1935 and to Corsicana in 1948. Hague had made his home in Mt. Calm since 1951.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Swarthout, Mt. Calm, and a sister, Mrs. F. D. Webb, Goldthwaite, Texas.

Pallbearers were W. G. Owen, S. L. Brashear, R. W. Myers, George Robertson, C. R. Tatsch, E. E. Doherty, D. M. Ferrill and J. E. Blair.

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Ezra L. Martin
Sep 5, 1851 – May 31, 1926

E. L. MARTIN DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME HERE EARLY TODAY

HAD BEEN RESIDENT CORSICANA FORTY YEARS; LEADING MILLER

E. L. Martin, aged 75 years, died suddenly at his home 1234 West Third avenue, about 9 o’clock, Monday morning. Death came practically without warning to his family and friends. Funeral arrangements have not been announced pending definite information from his eldest son, Ivan Martin, in New York. Mr. Martin is survived by his wife and two sons, Ivan Martin of New York, and Earl d. Martin of Corsicana, and several grandchildren.

Ezra L. Martin was born in Hamilton, Ohio, September 5th, 1851. He was married to Miss Hattie Louise Mills, at Tuscala, Ill., forty-six years ago, and they lived a happy, contented life together since that day. Mr. and Mrs. Martin came to Texas and settled in Dallas county in January, 1885, living there one year and then coming to Corsicana where they have since resided. Mr. Martin was for many years the leading flour and grist miller of Corsicana. In fact running the last flouring mill that manufactured wheat into flour in Corsicana. After discontinuing the making of flour he manufactured meal and chops for several years, retiring from active business pursuits a few years ago.

Despite his advanced years, Mr. Martin was an active and jovial man, courteous and square-dealing with his fellow man and had hosts of friends here who will be pained to learn of his sudden passing away. He was a member of long standing of the First Christian Church and carried his religion with him in his daily walk. He will be missed in the business and social circles of Corsicana where he has for so long been a familiar figure.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. L. MARTIN THURSDAY MORNING

SON EXPECTED ARRIVE CORSICANA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

It was announced today that funeral services for E. L. Martin, pioneer Corsicana business man, who died suddenly Monday morning at his home, 1234 West Third avenue, would be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the late residence of deceased, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church of which deceased was a long-time member, will have charge of the service.

Ivan L. Martin, eldest son of deceased will arrive in Corsicana Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral and be with his mother, Miss Ella Martin of Arthur, Ill., sister of Mr. Martin will also arrive in time to attend her brother’s funeral, while several of Mrs. Martin’s sisters will also be present it is expected.

Pallbearers will be as follows:
Active-J. R. Webb, H. Iversen, Arthur Elliott, R. N. Elliott, J. L. Halbert, T. J. Worthington, Perry McCammon.
Honorary-T. M. Cobb, J. H. Hook, Robt. Watt, John C. Hughes, Wm. Clarkson Sr., LeGrande Woods, Ab Douglas, B. Tinkle, Alf Milligan, A. P. Barton, W. M. Peck Sr., Henry Robins, J. A. Sowell, M. Sowell, Dr. Homer Jester, Harris Ransom, Dr. B. F. Houston, S. M. Roughton, J. F. Stout, E. O. Johnson, J. A. Woods, A. P. Woods, ?. A. Elliott, J. D. Ambrose, Wesley Edens, Sr., A. P. Simpson, R. Conta, Walter Burges, Lowry Martin, Geo. F. Miller, B. Zadek, Edgar Metcalf, deacons and elders of the First Christian church and his old friends and customers.

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FUNERAL SERVICES E. L. MARTIN HELD THURSDAY MORNING

PIONEER BUSINESS MAN OF CORSICANA DIED SUDDENLY MONDAY

Funeral services for E. L. Martin, long-time Corsicana resident and business man, were held from the family home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church, of which deceased had been a member for many years, having charge of the services.

Pallbearers were:

Active—J. R. Webb, H. Iversen, Arthur Elliott, R. N. Elliott, J. L. Halbert, T. J. Worthington, Perry McCammon.

Honorary—T. M. Cobb, J. H. Hook, Robt. Watt, John C. Hughes, Wm. Clarkson, Sr., Le Grande Woods, Ab Douglas, B. Tinkle, Alf Mulligan, A. P. Barton, W. M. Peck, Sr., Henry Robins, J. A. Sowell, M. Sowell, Dr. Homer Jester, Harris Ransom, Dr. B. F. Houston, S. M. Roughton, J. F. Stout, E. A. Johnson, A. Woods, A. P. Woods, F. A. Elliott, J. D. Ambrose, Wesley Edens, Sr., A. P. Simpson, R. Costa, Walter Burges, Lowry Martin, Geo. F. Miller, B. Zadek, Edgar Metcalf, deacons and elders of the First Christian church, and his old friends and customers.

Mr. Martin is survived by his widow, whom he married in Illinois, forty-six years ago, and two sons, Ivan L. Martin of New York, and Earl D. Martin of Corsicana. Another son, Fred Martin, passed away suddenly, as did Mr. Martin, several years ago. Several grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

The funeral was held up pending the arrival of Ivan Martin, who came in late Wednesday. A sister, Miss Ella Martin of Arthur, Ill., and several sisters of Mrs. Martin, also attended the funeral. There was a large concourse of friends that followed the remains to their last resting place and a profusion of beautiful flowers bespoke the esteem in which this quiet, unassuming upright man was held by those who had known him during life.

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Charles Calhoun Cherry
Mar 9, 1876 - July 28, 1944

C.C. CHERRY DIED IN KERENS; RITES LATE ON SATURDAY

KERENS, July 29 - (Spl.) - Funeral services for C. C. Cherry, age 68 years pioneer Kerens resident who died here Friday afternoon were held from the family residence Saturday evening at ? o'clock and were conducted by Rev. C. C. Sessions and Rev. M. B. Howell. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Born at Old Wadeville, he had been a resident of this community most all of his life.

Survivors are two sisters, Miss Kate Cherry, Dallas; Mrs. Ben Sira, Dallas; two sons, Charles Cherry, Dallas; Ben Cherry, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Amma Carpenter, Kerens; five grandchildren, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Aug 1, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Robert Lee "Bob" Smith
Mar 23, 1893 - Feb 4, 1964

Rites Thursday For Bob Smith

KERENS, Feb. 6 (Spl) - Funeral services for R. L. (Bob) Smith, 70, retired farmer who died at his home here Tuesday, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Native of Arkansas, he resided in the Corsicana and Kerens areas most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. Rose Lee Wiser, Euless; Mrs. Mauriese Cornelius, Minnesota; Mrs. Bobby Fern Sardou, Golden, Colo., and Mrs. Lou Vaughn Johnson, League City; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Feb 7, 1964
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ashford Talmadge "Hank" Vandiver
Aug 13, 1906 - Sep 20, 1980

A. T. (Hank) Vandiver, 74, resident of Joshua, died Saturday in Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Cleburne.

He was a retired rancher and a native of Corsicana. He attended Corsicana High School and North Texas Agricultural College, Arlington. He married Frances Haden November 9, 1930, at Corsicana

Services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Corsier-Pearson Funeral Chapel in Cleburne.

Graveside services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow; one son, Haden Vandiver, both of Joshua; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Clem Haden of Corsicana and Mrs. Tom Hooser of Frost; a nephew, Charles Hooser of Corsicana; and a niece, Mrs. George McAdams of Frost.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1980
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Samantha (Ferguson) Sparkman
Nov 20, 1869 - July 16, 1956

Mrs. Sparkman Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Samantha Sparkman, 86, who died at the family residence, 2207 West Fourth avenue, Monday noon, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church of which Mrs. Sparkman was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Haynesville, North Carolina, the family came to Texas in a covered wagon in the 1870s and resided in Bell county until 1897 when it came to Navarro county.

Surviving are two sons, Homer A. Sparkman, Anadarko, Okla., and Irvie M. Sparkman, Conroe; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Sparkman, Longview; a sister, Mrs. Albert Ferguson, Athens; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugene Ferguson, Marion Hodge, Clarence Hodge, Kirby Johnson and Jerry Sparkman.

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Joe David Loden
Nov 12, 1953 - July 16, 1956

Joe David Loden Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Joe David Loden, aged 2 1/2 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Loden of Corsicana, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, and Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Sandra Kay Loden, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mrs. C. V. Loden, Athens, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Freeman, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Thurman Johnson, James Wilkinson, Elmer Williams and Henry Carr.

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Joe David Loden Expires Monday

Joe David Loden, aged 2 1/2 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Loden of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Sandra Kay Loden, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mrs. C. V. Loden, Athens, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Freeman, Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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Patience Idella "Della" (Westbrook) Hooser
Sep 28, 1863 - Mar 24, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. IDELLA HOOSER

BLOOMING GROVE, March 27. —(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Idella Hooser, 80, who died Friday at Terrell, were held Sunday at 4 p. m. from the McCormick Chapel with interment in the Frost cemetery. The Rev. Vernon White, pastor of the Barry Methodist church, conducted the services. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. J. M. Perry. Barry; Mrs. Hardey Sitton,
Houston; Mrs. J. T. Collins, Corsicana: Mrs. E. R. Sheffield, Freer; Mrs. A. E. Geraughty, Weslaco; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Fannie (Cook) Malone
Mar 4, 1885 - Aug 16, 1916

Remains Interred at Frost.
Mrs. Fannie Malone, wife of V. M. Malone, a former resident of Frost, but now of Sulphur Springs, died at the latter place Monday night and the remains passed through here this morning en route to Frost where interment took place this afternoon. The deceased was thirty years of age and left her husband and two little sons.

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Sudie Blanche (Hunter) Smith
Feb 1897 - May 7, 1963

Mrs. Smith Of Frost Expires

FROST, May 8 (Spl.) –Funeral services for Mrs. Sudie Smith, wife of Clyde Smith, native of Frost, who died Tuesday morning at the family home, were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Frost Methodist church with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband and a sister, Mrs. Verna Doyle, both of Frost, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. F. Bonnett, Joe Brown, Frank Johnson, Rex Patterson, J. C. Young and Noble Downey.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 8, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Andrew Clyde Smith buried at Oakwood cemetery, married Nov. 4, 1926 in Navarro County, Texas
  • CENSUS - 1900 Navarro Co., TX ED 106; SD 9; Sheet 2b (shows DOB as Feb 1897; age 3)

Edna Earl (Lambeth) Lewis
May 06, 1894 - Feb 15, 1968

Services Set For Mrs. Lewis

Mrs. Edna E. Lewis, 73, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Chester, Frost; Windel, Arlington; Billy Earl and Larry both of Fort Worth; six daughters, Mrs. Raymond Moore, Dallas, Mrs. L. E. James, Summitt, Ill., Mrs. L. E. Tanner, and Mrs. G. C. Henthorn, both of Corsicana; Mrs. O. H. Stotts, Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. J. R. Lee, Fort Worth; 40 grandchildren, brother, T. J. Lambeth, Murchison; sister, Mrs. Griffin Franklin, Opelika, La.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Dorothy Ezlee (Bailey) Williams
Apr 2, 1914 - Jan 21, 1965

Mrs. Williams Rites Friday Frost Church
FROST, Jan. 22 — (Spl.) —Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Ezlee Williams, 50, wife of J. Oran Williams, local gin operator, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Mrs. Williams died in Memorial hospital Thursday.

Native of Jones Prairie, Milam county, Mr. and Mrs. Williams had resided here for 25 years.

Surviving are her husband, Frost; a son Clifford Eugene Williams, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ann McMinn, Arlington; four grandchildren, parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Bailey, Sr., Aquilla; seven brothers, James Edward, Emmett Earl, Ellis Glen, Sidney Wayne, Joseph Clinton, Clifton Eugene Bailey, all of Fort Worth, and George Edward Bailey, Jr., Aquilla, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. L. Griffis, Joe Bailey, Dr. J. D. Holland, Charleston Graves, J. C. Green, Knox Ponder, Guy Tullos and Bud York.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Julia Azalee (Lowe) Sharp
Mar 20, 1908 - Oct 31, 1965

Mrs. H. P. Sharp Rites Tuesday
Mrs. Julia Azalee Sharp, 57, of Slay, native of Irene, died Sunday in Memorial hospital.

She was a member of the Irene Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Frost with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, H. P. Sharp of Slay, a son, Bobbie Jess Sharp, Dallas; two brothers, Boyd Lowe, Sliver City, N.M. and Carroll Lowe Albuquerque,
N.M.; a sister, Mrs. R. D. Carr, Bynum, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Jessie Freeman "Rosey" (Berryman) Davidson
June 1, 1882 - Jan 23, 1965

Mrs. Davidson Rites Sunday
FROST. Jan. 25 (Spl.) —Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Freeman Davidson, 82, who died in a Corsicana rest home Saturday, were held from the Frost Baptist church, of which she was a member, Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, assisted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the Frost Methodist church.

Mrs. Davidson was a native of Limestone county and had resided in this community 35 years.

Surviving are a son, Oscar J. Davidson, Peru, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Louise Hollifield, Mrs. Edna Graves and Mrs. Ada Bell Riley, all of Dallas, and Mrs. Edith Bridger, Frost; a brother, Oscar Berryman, Mertens; 22 grandchildren.
35 great-grandchildren. one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Stella Arabella (Kay) Kidd
Dec 21, 1887 - Oct 10, 1965

Mrs. W. F. Kidd Rites Tuesday
FROST, Oct. 12 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. F. Kidd, 78, former Frost resident, who died in Freeport Sunday, were held from the Frost Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Surviving are two sons, K. K. Kidd, Dallas, and T. F. Kidd, Los Angeles, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Miller, Dallas; Mrs. Peggy Crittenden, Lake Jackson, and Mrs. Virginia Allen, San Antonio; and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Thomas Jefferson Slay
Dec 22, 1888 - Nov 8, 1965

Tom J. Slay, 77, Dies Monday, Frost Rites
FROST, Nov. 9 (Spl.)—Funeral rites will be held from the Frost Methodist church at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday for Thomas J. (Tom) Slay, 77, longtime resident of Frost who died at his Dallas home Monday night.

Rev. John Dvorak, pastor of the Cochrane Chapel Methodist Church in Dallas, will officiate assisted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Frost Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Slay was a native of Frost and lived there until 22 years ago when he moved to Dallas. He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Joe DeWeese, Dallas; three grandchildren, Tom, Jack and Judy DeWeese, Dallas; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Frank Slay, Hillsboro; Carl Slay Rhome; Jack Slay and Charles Slay both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Harrington, Oran Williams, J. C. Young, Tom Hooser, Clay Reed, Raymond Jones, all of Frost; Corly Hammock and Floyd Graves both of Dallas.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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