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Annie Faye (Ledford) Hooser
Nov 23, 1908 - Jun 5, 1965

Mrs. Hooser Of Frost Expires, Rites Monday
FROST, June 7 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Fay Hooser, 56, life-long resident of this community, who died in Memorial hospital, Corsicana, Saturday afternoon after an extended illness, were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, assisted by Rev. Frank Williams, Methodist church pastor. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are a son. Jimmie Hooser, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Gwynne McCormick. Sweetwater; three grandchildren, father, J. A. Ledford, Arlington; a sister, Mrs. H. C. Keathley, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hobart Hooser, Frost; Charlie Hooser, Italy; Tommy Hooser, Austin; Billy Bonnett, Richardson; Jerry Sam Scott, Frost; Amon Scott, Jr., Irving; Bill Gartman, Richardson; Dan Mordicai, Waco; Rance Corley, Dallas; Phil Jones, Dallas, and Buddy Ross, Blooming Grove.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Fred J. Moore
Mar 19, 1890 - Apr 5, 1965

Slate Services Fred J. Moore
FROST, April 6 (Spl) — Funeral services for Fred J. Moore 76, who died at his home here Sunday night, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, and Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the Methodist church.

Native of Hope, Ark., he came to McCord in 1897 and later moved to Frost.

Surviving are his wife at Frost, three sons, Malcolm Moore, Nacogdoches; Charles W. Moore, Frost, and James E. Moore, El Paso; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Downey, Arlington, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Rufus Napoleon Bruner
Oct 10, 1885 - Apr 26, 1965

Rufe N. Bruner Dies Monday
FROST. April 26 (Spl.) —Rufe N. Bruner, 79, retired engineer, died in East Dallas hospital Monday morning.

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

A native of Kerens, he resided here for many years before moving to Dallas 34 years ago.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Harold Bruner, both of Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Alex Edgar Ray
Sep 19, 1887 - May 12, 1965

Veteran Dies In Hospital, Rites Friday
Alex Edward Ray, 78, retired farmer, World War I veteran, Route 1, Richland, died Wednesday in the VA Hospital in Marlin.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife of Route 1, Richland; two sons, Bill Ray, Route 1, Richland, and Ray Baugh, Minneapolis, Minn.; four grandchildren a half-sister Mrs. B. A. Ott, McAlester, Okla., and other relatives.

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Louise Isabel (Adams) Dortch-Honea
Oct 12, 1880 - Dec 16, 1965

Hold Services For Mrs. Honea
Funeral services for Mrs. H. E. (Lou) Honea, 85, of 1820 West Twelfth avenue, who died Thursday, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member, assisted by Rev. Homer L. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Arkansas, she had resided in Corsicana 34 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Havis Dortch, Dallas, and Cecil Honea, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Curtis E. Williams and Mrs. Daniel P. McNeil, both of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren,two great-great -grandchildren, and a brother and three sisters,
all of Littlerock, Ark.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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David Alexander Ponder
Mar 18, 1866 - Jun 12, 1942

DAVID A. PONDER DIED FROST FRIDAY
FUNERAL SATURDAY
David A. Ponder, age 76 years, died at his home in Frost Friday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle. Masons will have charge of the services at the grave and also act as pallbearers.

Mr. Ponder was a prominent farmer, and had been a resident of Frost for 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, six sons, H. R. Ponder, Emhouse; W. F. Ponder, Grady Ponder, Coleman Ponder, Knox Ponder all of Frost; Dave Ponder, Kilgore; two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Bryant, Frost; Miss Lucy Ponder, Atlanta, Ga., four brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

Corley is directing.

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William Franklin Posey
Mar 20, 1888 - Sep 2, 1942

RITES FRIDAY FOR WILLIAM F. POSEY;
BURIAL AT FROST
FROST, Sept. 4.— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Wm. F. Posey, aged 62 years, were held Friday afternoon from the Frost Methodist church with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

Posey died with a heart attack at his home here Wednesday night. A native of Arkansas, he had resided in this community for 37 years.

The services were conducted by Rev. F. T. Fisher of Purdon, assisted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, local Baptist minister.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ora Posey, Frost; four daughters, Mrs. C. L. Lane, Corpus Christi; Mrs. B. B. Springer, Grand view; Misses Pearly and Lola Mae Posey, both of Frost; five sons, W. V. Posey, Wolf City; Ray Posey, Barry; Pvt.
Grover Posey, quartermaster corps, India; Pvt. Thurman Posey, FT. Riley,
Kansas; and Merle Posey, Frost; seven grandchildren and three brothers and
three sisters of Arkansas.

McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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Alexander Hunter Strain
Feb 10, 1862 - Mar 27, 1942

PROMINENT FROST RESIDENT PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY
FROST, March 27.—(Spl.) —A. H. Strain, aged 80 years, prominent landowner and former bank director, died at his home here Friday morning, following an illness of eight months.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Friday afternoon, but will probably be held here Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

A native of Arkansas, Mr. Strain later went to Louisiana, and came to this vicinity 60 years ago with the late Col. Henry Jones in whose honor the Jones Ranch community was named.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Johnny Strain, banker; Jimmie and Chester Strain, all of Frost; four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Anderson, Dallas; Mrs. Alice Smith, Waxahachie; Mrs. May Stevenson, Electra, and Mrs. Arnold Armstrong, Frost; several grandchildren and other relatives.

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RITES SATURDAY FOR A. H. STRAIN BURIAL IN FROST

FROST, March 26.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Alexander H. Strain, aged 80 years, who died at his home here Friday morning following a six week’s illness, were held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jan McMurray, pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Waxahachie, assisted by Rev. D. P. Cagle and Rev. T. D. Ellis, both of Frost. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the service at the grave with the committal lecture being given by Noel Hollingsworth, of Teague, Texas.

A native of Arkansas, Mr. Strain had resided here about 60 years. He was a prominent citizen and a large landowner. His home was a beautiful country place just west of the local city lake. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church, a charter member of the local Masonic lodge, having been a Mason for 55 years, and served as a member of the city council for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Anderson, Dallas; Mrs. Ross Smith, Waxahachie; Mrs. Brown Lee Stevenson, Stanford, and Mrs. Arnold Armstrong Frost; three sons, Johnny, Jimmy and Chester all of Frost, and ten grandchildren.

McCormick's Funeral Service was in charge.

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Hannah Bell (Griffin) Sims-Pevehouse
Oct 11, 1870 - Oct 11, 1942

LONG-TIME NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS
Mrs. Hanna B. Pevehouse, aged 71 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. C. Autrey, at Dallas, Sunday morning. Mrs. Pevehouse had resided in Navarro county for 42 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Wednesday or Thursday. Interment will be in the Frost Cemetery. Final arrangements are pending arrival of relatives.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. B. W. Green, Frost; Mrs. J. C. Hollingsworth, Blooming Grove; Mrs. L. J. Wood, Purdon; Mrs. Autrey and Mrs. Marvin Cleveland, both of Dallas, and Mrs. W. E. Zachary, Torrance, Calif., four sons, Will Pevehouse and Sam Pevehouse, both of Frost; Ernest Pevehouse, Dallas, and Earl Sims, Dallas; 34 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Corley is in charge.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. PEVEHOUSE; BURIAL AT FROST
Funeral services for Mrs. Hanna B. Pevehouse, 71, long-time resident of Navarro county, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church. Interment will be in the Frost Cemetery.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. B. W. Green, Frost; Mrs. J. C. Hollingsworth, Blooming Grove; Mrs. L. J. Wood, Purdon; Mrs. H. C. Autrey, Dallas; Mrs. Marvin Cleveland, Dallas, and Mrs. W. E. Zachary, Torrance, Calif.; four sons, Will Pevehouse and Sam Pevehouse, both of Frost; Ernest Pevehouse, Dallas, and Earl Sims, Dallas; 34 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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John William Matlock, Jr.
Oct 22, 1912 - Dec 15, 1942

J. W. Matlock, Jr. Soldier, Buried at Frost on Thursday
FROST, Tex., Dec. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for John W. Matlock, Jr., aged 30 years, corporal in the U. S. Army, who died Tuesday at Camp Polk, La., were held here Thursday afternoon from the Frost Baptist church. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the church, conducted the rites. He was reared here.

Surviving are his parents, Dr. and Mrs. John W. Matlock, Sr., Frost; a brother, J. D. Matloek, U. S. Army in Virginia; and five sisters; Miss Exie Matlock, Conroe, teacher; Miss Joyce Matlock, nurse, Scott and White Hospital, Temple; Mrs. Neriam Saunders, Corpus Christi; Miss Clifford Matlock, teacher in North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, and Mrs. Phyllis Smith, Dallas.

McCormick Funeral Service directed arrangements.

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Luther E. Hill
Dec 20, 1869 - Jan 11, 1942

LUTHER E. HILL DIED ITALY SUNDAY; BURIAL IN FROST

Luther E. Hill, aged 72 years, resident of Frost died at Italy Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Frost Methodist church with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. B. Ellis, pastor of the church and Rev. Mr. Bell.

Surviving are three brothers, J. L. Hill, Italy; A. B. Hill, Frost, V. C. Hill, Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. G. V. McCord Frost, and Mrs. J. L. Knott, Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Betty R. Tallmon
Jun 11, 1942 - Jun 12, 1942

Infant Buried at Frost on Sunday
Funeral services for the day-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tallman were held Sunday morning at Frost with interment in the Frost Cemetery. The baby died in the P and S Hospital Saturday night.

Survivors include the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Tallman, and other relatives.

Corley directed, and Rev. T. D. Ellis conducted the services.

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Nellie Gertrude (Ellis) McKensie-Davidson
Aug 31, 1887 - Dec 07, 1942

RITES AT FROST FOR MRS. G. C. DAVIDSON TUESDAY AFTERNOON
FROST, Dec. 9.— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. G. C. Davidson, who died in a Fort Worth hospital Monday morning, were held here Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. D. Ellis, assisted by Rev. W. V. Baine and Rev. D. P. Cagle.

Mrs. Davidson was here, Nov. 22, for the funeral of her father, the late W. O. Ellis, and became seriously ill a few days later.

Surviving are her husband, Glenn C. Davidson, a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Edwards, all of Fort Worth; two grandsons, and a number of other relatives.

McCormick's Funeral Service was in charge.

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Clarence Everett Jackson
Sep 16, 1903 - Mar 16, 1942

RITES FOR C. E. JACKSON RESIDENT OF SLAY COMMUNITY
FROST, March 20.—(Spl.) Funeral services for Clarence R. Jackson 38, native of the Slay community near here, were held from the Frost Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with burial in the local cemetery.
Jackson was plowing with a tractor Monday afternoon when he was stricken with a heart attack and died shortly after reaching his residence.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. E. P. Bason, Mesilla Park, N. M., and Miss Cora Jackson, Frost; three brothers, Ernest and Harvey Jackson, both of Frost, and Pvt. John H. Jackson, Camp Tyson, Paris, Tenn.; and uncle, C. E. Jackson, Austin, and other relatives.

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Robert Miller Wood
May 22, 1929 - Oct 23, 1932

Kick of Mule is Fatal to Frost, Child Sunday
Robert Miller Wood, 3-year-old son of W. L. Wood of Frost, died in the Navarro Clinic at noon Sunday and the body was taken to Frost where burial was made.

The little child was kicked by a mule at the family home near Frost Sunday morning. He was rushed to the local hospital.

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Alice Nevada (Bell) Williams
Sep 30, 1872 - Nov 24, 1931

FORMER RESIDENT
NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED FROST.
Mrs. Bige Williams, aged 59 years, formerly resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, died at San Juan, Texas, Tuesday afternoon and the funeral services were held at Frost Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the Frost Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Walter Griffith. Methodist minister of Barry. The body was brought to the home of a sister. Mrs. J. H. Cole, 515 West Fifth avenue Thursday, and later was taken to Frost.

Surviving are her husband, seven sons, Floyd Williams, Mexia; Dewey Williams, San Juan; Curtis Williams, Corsicana; Alton Williams, San Juan; Irvin Williams, San Juan; J. D. Williams, San Juan; and Eugene Williams, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Griffin and Mrs. Dick Crutchfield, both of San Juan; mother, Mrs. J. R. Bell, San Juan; four sisters, Mrs. Cole. Corsicana; Miss Euba Bell, Corsicana; Mrs. F. C. Rammage, Frost; and Mrs. T. T. Mosely, Edinberg; and three brothers, J. L. Bell, J. G. Bell and F. L. Bell, all of San Juan.

The funeral was under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Home.

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Jerry M. Smith
Nov 24, 1890 - Aug 28, 1956

Jerry M. Smith Dies At Frost
FROST, Aug. 28 — (Spl) — Jerry M. Smith, 66, native of Navarro County, died at his home in Frost Tuesday morning.

Services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Frost Baptist Church, with Rev. C. C. Ellis, the pastor, conducting. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

Smith had been an employee of the McCormick funeral service for the past 26 years, and also owned farming interests in the area. He was a longtime member and a deacon in the Frost Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Ford C. Hawkins, Dallas, three sisters, Mrs. W. G. Jenkins, Frost; Mrs. J. B. Fulton, Waxahachie, and Mrs. R. G. Durand, Dexter, N. M.; two grandchildren, Ford C. Hawkins, Jr. and Perry Ray Hawkins both of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be deacons of the Frost Baptist Church, and Bruce McCormick and Sammy Saunders.

McCormick will direct.

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Frost Services Held At 4 P.M. Wednesday For Jerry M. Smith

Last rites for Jerry M. Smith, well known farmer in the Frost and Blooming Grove area and a long-time employee of the McCormick Funeral Service, were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Smith died at his home outside of Frost early Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for the past five years. He was 65.

The services were conducted from the Frost Baptist Church by the Rev. C.
C. Ellis, pastor. He was assisted by the Rev. Alvin Swindell, a former pastor of the church now retired. Mr. Smith had been a deacon in the local church since 1917.

His wofk with Mc cormick's extended over a period of 26 years.

Surviving are his wife, of frost; a daughter, Mrs. Ford Hawkins, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. W. G. Jenkins, Frost; Mrs. J. B. Fulton, Waxahachie, and Mrs. R. G. Durand, Dexter, N. M.; two grandchildren, Ford C. Hawkins, Jr., and Perry Ray Hawkins, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Norwood McMinn, Tom Hooser, Jodie Sheppard, Florene Malone, R. Bruce McCormick and Sammie Saunders.

McCormick directed. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Aug. 31, 1956
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Minnie Gertrude (Stiger) McCord
Dec 19, 1876 - Nov 13, 1956

Graveside Rites For Mrs. McCord
Mrs. Minnie McCord. aged 80 years, native of Frost, died in Port Arthur Tuesday morning.

Graveside rites will be held at the Frost Cemetery Wednesday at 3:45 p. m., with Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church in Corsicana, officiating.
Mrs. McCord was the widow of the late Jim C. McCord of Frost. The couple resided in Ennis for many years. Mrs. McCord moved to Beaumont in 1935 and a few years later moved to Port Arthur.

No immediate relatives survive.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Eula Lee (Slay) Jones
Dec 22, 1894 - Jan 21, 1948

Prominent Frost Woman Dies Alter Stroke Tuesday

Mrs. J. B. (Dock) Jones, aged 53 years, life-long resident of Frost, died at the family home Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock following a stroke at 7 o'clock Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Frost Methodist church. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the Frost Methodist church, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Frost, four daughters, Mrs. Charlie Porter, Seymour; Mrs. Bobbie Melton, Las Cruces. N. M.; Mrs. Hulitt Madenger, Port Arthur, and Miss Ann Jones. Frost; a son, Charles R. Jones, Rusk; two grandchildren, and seven brothers, Tom Slay, Dallas; Frank Slay, Hillsboro, Sam
Slay, Frost; John Slay, Denison; Carl Slay, Rhone: Jack and Charles Slay, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

McCormick's Funeral Service directs.

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John Morgan Scott
Feb 13, 1863 - Jan 30, 1948

Frost Resident Dies Friday In Local Hospital
John M. Scott, aged 84 years, pioneer resident of Frost, retired farmer, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning at 8:35 o'clock. He had been ill several months and had been a patient at the hospital since December 23.

Pioneer resident of Frost, he was well-known in West Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife. Frost; four sons, Dick Scott, Mexia; Theo Scott, Frost; Byrel Scott, Jacksonville, and Ferrell Scott, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Hobart Hooser, Frost, and Mrs. Johnny Harris, Dallas, and six grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were not known here Friday.

McCormick's Funeral Service will direct.

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Curtis Rippy “Rip” Blake
Dec 17, 1890 - Aug 20, 1948

C. R. (Rip) Blake, Frost Postmaster, Fatally Stricken

C. R. (Rip) Blake, aged 57 years, Frost postmaster for the past 12 years, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the P. and S. Hospital Friday night at 10:45 o'clock. He was reported stricken in Frost about 10 p. m. Resident of Frost most of his life, he was in the tailor business before being appointed postmaster.

Funeral services will be held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the Frost Methodist church, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. The Masons will have charge of the graveside services.

Surviving are his wife of Frost, two brothers and two sisters.

McCormick Funeral Service is directing.

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Joseph Elisha "Joe" Bruner
Jan 9, 1887 - Dec 28, 1957

Frost Ginner Rites Monday
Joseph E. Bruner, 70, ginner, of Frost, died in Memorial hospital Saturday night following a stroke six days earlier.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a. m. from the First Methodist church in Frost with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Ramsey, pastor, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the First Baptist church.

He was a native of Kerens and had been a ginner in the Frost community for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ottie Bruner, Frost; a son, Joe Allen Bruner, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Viola Mimms, Beaumont; a brother, Clyde Bruner, Kerens; five grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. O. Williams, R. L. Griffis, Bud York, J. C. Green. Morris Workman. Noble Downey, Joe Bailey and J. B. Jones.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Samuel Houston Lookingbill
Nov 10, 1886 - Nov 8, 1957

S. H. Lookingbill Rites Saturday

S. H. Lookingbill, retired railroad employe, died in Memorial Hospital Friday two days before his 71st birthday. He had resided in Blooming Grove and Frost for many years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.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 his wife of Frost; four daughters, Mrs. E. E. Ellington, and Mrs. J B. Brown, both of Frost; Mrs. J. W. Jackson, Texarkana. and Miss Sammie Lookingbill, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Roy Kelly, Hereford; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Services directs.

Pallbearers will be Elmer Omberg, P. L. Wooley, Cecil Putman, T. S. Hooser, Chester Strain and L C. Young.

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Walter Freeman Sanders
Feb 10, 1886 - Sep 30, 1957

Walter Sanders Expires Monday
FROST, Sept. 30—(Spl.)—Walter Sanders, long-time Frost resident, died in the Baylor Hospital in Dallas Monday morning.

Funeral services are planned for Tuesday at 3 p. m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Ramsey, pastor.
Sanders operated a feed mill and formerly was in the farming business.

Surviving are a son, Joe Sanders, Denison; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Helen Green, Frost: Mrs. Smith Dickenson, Denton, and another married daughter in Arizona; a brother, Robert Sanders, Frost, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Infant Son Watson
Feb 14, 1957 - Feb 14, 1957

Watson Infant Rites Thursday
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Watson of Frost died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Graveside services were held at the Frost Cemetery Thursday at 1 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Harper, pastor of the Frost Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Watson, Barry, and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Downey, Frost, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Opal (Hardin) Shoemaker
Oct 5, 1917 - Nov 12, 1957

Mrs. Shoemaker Rites Thursday

Mrs. Opal Shoemaker, 40 of San Antonio, died in the Robert Green Hospital in San Antonio Tuesday afternoon.

She was the daughter of Mrs. Lillie Way Hardin, IOOF Home matron here.

Mrs. Shoemaker was scheduled to be dismissed from the hospital Wednesday following a two weeks stay from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Bexar county in which her husband, Marvin Shoemaker, San Antonio, was instantly killed. Her death was unexpected.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church and Rev. Obie Nelson, Baptist ministers.

Surviving are her mother of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. M. E. Marler, Bellvue, Neb.; grandmother, Mrs. R. L. Way, Eunice, N. M.; two aunts, Mrs. R. W. Bell, New Braunfels, and Mrs. Ray Knott, Eunice, N. M.; an uncle, Earl Way, Frost, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Fortson, Charles Tullos. Alton Justiss, George Hudson, Hubert Bowden and George Richards.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, November 14, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Marvin Brown Shoemaker, buried in High Point Cemetery, High Point, Guilford Co., North Carolina
  • Per Mary Childress, the accident occurred in Bell County per the death certificate and that is where Marvin Died

Hallie Clara (Bills) Ledford
Nov 9, 1875 - Apr 16, 1957

Emmett Native Dies At Hubbard
Mrs. Hallie Clara Ledford, 81, native of Emmett, died at Hubbard Tuesday afternoon following a several weeks illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Wolfe Funeral Chapel in Hubbard Thursday at 2 p. m
with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Barnett and Rev. Cluck, pastors of' the Methodist and Baptist churches, respectively, at Hubbard.

Mrs. Ledford, widow of the late G. L. Ledford, had resided at Hubbard almost 40 years and prior to that time had lived at Bynum.

Surviving are two sons T. S. and G. L. Ledford, Jr., both of Hubbard; three daughters, Mrs. Warren Kelly and Mrs. and Mrs. C. P. Kelly, both of Hubbard, and Mrs. Elmer Woollard, Waco; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. W. P Moore, Frost,; Mrs. I. L. Moore, Mustang, Denton county; a brother, L. G. Bills, Loving, Young county, and number of other relatives including a nephew, Paul Moore and Miss Mayme Moore, both of Corsicana.

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R. G. “Gus” McMillon
Mar 1, 1875 - Jan 27, 1957

Gus McMillon Services Monday
R. G. (Gus) McMillon, 81, retired died at the Twilight Home here Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p. m. from the Frost Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Burial was in the. Frost Cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, McMillon resided in the Italy community most of his life, but made his home at Frost for several years prior to moving to Corsicana a year ago.

Surviving are three sons, Odis Lee McMillon, Houston; Walter McMillon, Ennis, and Whit McMillon, Mt. Calm; six daughters, Mrs. Jack Thomas. Frost: Mrs. Joe Burke, Fort Worth; Mrs. Henry C. Miller, Seguin; Mrs. J. H. Neil, San Antonio; Miss Etta McMillon, Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss Louise McMillon. Mexia: four brothers, Joe McMillon. Shreveport; Jess McMillon, San Francisco; Coke McMillon, Italy, and Jake McMillon,
Grand Prairie; a sister, Miss Etta R. McMillon. Grand Prairie; 39 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Clark, Joe Burke, Jr., Roy Thomas, Leo Sykes, M. R. Kendall and Darrell Smithey.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Frank M. Mimms
Jan 28, 1886 - Oct 9, 1918

Frank Mimms is very sick with pneumonia at the Beaton Flats. His parents, W. C. Mimms and wife, of Frost are with him.

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Zarah M. (Williams) Murphey
Sep 24, 1884 - Apr 9, 1922

FROST NEWS.
(The Frost Star.)

Mrs. Murphey Passes Away.
Mrs. Zara Murphey, wife of E. A. Murphey, passed away Monday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ryal Williams. For the past year Mrs. Murphey has been confined to her bed.

Rev. Nelson, assisted by Rev. Huddleston conducted the funeral services.

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John Richardson Slay, Sr.
Dec 13, 1866 - Dec 9, 1922

PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY MAN DEAD; FUNERAL IN FROST
John R. Slay; aged fifty-five years, a prominent farmer and banker of Frost for many years, died Saturday in Dallas and the funeral took place today in Frost where the remains were sent for burial. He is survived by his wife and seven sons, Frank Slay of Dallas; Sam Slay of this city; Carl W. Slay of Rhome; and T. J., J. R. Jr., (Jack) and Charles Slay, all of Frost, and one daughter, Mrs. J. B. Jones of Frost.

Mr. Slay had many friends in the county and Corsicana who will be genuinely grieved to learn of his death and will join in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

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Sallie Ida (Miller) Orme
Dec. 23, 1867 - Jan. 08, 1916

Died in Dallas Sanitarium
The Dallas News of yesterday, under the head line of “Died in Dallas,” had the following:

Mrs. Sallie Orme, 48 years old, wife of P. B. Orme of Frost, died yesterday morning at the Baptist Sanitarium. Mrs. Orme came to Dallas five weeks ago for medical treatment. The body was sent to Frost last night, accompanied by J. R. Orme, a son of Mrs. Orme, and E. W. Miller, a nephew, both of whom live at Frost.

The husband of the deceased has been a business man at Frost for many years and the family have many friends here as well as over the county. The funeral services were held at Frost yesterday.

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Ora D. (Smith) Posey
Jul 27, 1884 - Apr 14, 1965

Mrs. Ora Posey Dies Wednesday At Hillsboro
Mrs. Ora B. Posey, 80, who had spent most of her life in the McCord community, died Wednesday morning in the Grant-Buie Medical Center in Hillsboro. She was a native of Arkansas.

Surviving are five sons, W. B. Posey, Wolfe City; Roy Posey Emhouse; Grover and Thurman Posey, both of Waxahachie, and Merle Posey, Arlington; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lane, Corsicana; Mrs. Rozella Springer, Maypearl; Mrs. Pearl Young, Frost, and Mrs. Lola Peacock, Whitney; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother W. J. Smith, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Scott, Italy; Mrs. Ruth Crabtree, Plainview, and Mrs. Iva Loveland, Denver, and other relatives.

Arrangements are pending at the McCormick Funeral Service.

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Bertha Ann (Gentry) Rawlings
Dec 6, 1886 - July 18, 1962

Mrs. Rawlings Rites Friday

Mrs. Bertha Ann Rawlings, 75, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon. She had resided in the Emmett and Frost communities for the past 37 years.

Funeral services will be held Friday 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, and will be assisted by Rev. Obie Lamb, pastor of the Forreston Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Tom Rawlings, Fort Worth; Nathan Rawlings, Rice, and Bud Rawlings, Frost; two daughters, Mrs. S. H. Barnes, Forreston, and Mrs. A. B. Ballew, Portland, Oregon.; two brothers, Sam Gentry, Denton, and N. B. Gentry, Mabank; four sisters, Mrs. Esther Self, Slaton; Mrs. Mamie Allen, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. June Howard and Mrs. Sallie Buhrer, both of Houston; 26 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Florene Leona Reynolds
Dec 16, 1913 - Dec 25, 1935

FROST GIRL DIES WEDNESDAY AFTER ILLNESS TWO YEARS

FROST. Dec. 27—Funeral services for Miss Florence Reynolds, aged 22 years, who died at the family home here Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, were held Thursday afternoon at the Frost Cemetery where interment was made. Miss Reynolds had been in ill health for two years.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Reynolds, and a brother, R. Reynolds, all of Frost; grandmother, Mrs. M. E. Reynolds, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

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Ella (Cook) Scott
May 29, 1858 - Nov 27, 1939

Funeral For Aged Frost Woman Were Held Wednesday

FROST, Dec. 2.—Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Cook Scott, aged 81 years, who died Tuesday were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

A native of Dresden. Mrs. Scott had been life-long resident of Navarro count. She was the widow of the late John Scott.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. I. A. Sanders, Frost and Wiley Scott, Venus.

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Cleopatra Lillian “Cleo” (Spencer) Edsall
Sep 23, 1898 - Oct 20, 1918

Death in Frost.
Mrs. Cleo Edsell, wife of Roy Edsall, aged twenty-six years, died early yesterday morning. The deceased is survived by her husband now in France with the army and an infant son.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 21, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Frost Cemetery
  • Monument has Spencer across the top
    w/o Roy Edsall married Dec. 2, 1911 Ellis Co. Texas
    mother of Nolan Clifford Spencer buried at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Denton, Texas –mother Nancy Almeda (Smith) Spencer is also buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Denton, Texas

Jewell (Howell) Scott
Apr 26, 1892 - Oct 20, 1918

Mrs. James Scott, Jr., died yesterday morning and the remains were interred there today. The deceased was a daughter of Postmaster A. W. Howell of Frost, and a niece of Mrs. Minnie Perlman of Corsicana.

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John Clendenning Stevenson
Apr 18, 1916 - Jan 8, 1944

SGT. JOHN STEVENSON OF FROST REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. The war department made public today a list of United States soldiers missing in action.
In the Southwest Pacific area:
Stevenson, Sgt. John C., Mrs. Lessie C. Stevenson, mother, Box 204, Frost.

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Lessie Byrne (Caldwell) Stevenson
Sep 18, 1885 - Jun 6, 1961

Mrs. Stevenson Dies Tuesday
FROST, June 7 (Spl.)—One of Frost's most well-known citizens, Mrs. T. W. Stevenson, 75,
died in Memorial hospital Tuesday.

Mrs. Stevenson was recognized as an accomplished painter and a person of various other talents. Her paintings reportedly are on the walls of many homes and other buildings in many Texas locations.

Recently when Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson observed their wedding anniversary — they were married back at the turn of the century — practically the whole town turned out to honor them.

Funeral services will be held at the Frost Methodist church Thursday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Noah McCain, pastor, officiating.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Stevenson had lived at Frost for the past 50 or 60 years. She and her husband had 12 children, but five sons and one daughter preceded their mother in death. Two sons, John C. Stevenson and Robert Lynn Stevenson, were killed in combat in World War II.

Survivors include the husband, T. W. Stevenson, Frost; four sons, Brown Lea Stevenson, Hobart, Okla.; Thomas Stevenson, Great Bend, Kan.; Roswell Stevenson, Monroe, La.; and W. E. Stevenson, Frost; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hill Warren, Frost; and Mrs. Louise Bain, Mexia; one sister, Mrs. S. E. Smith, Pine Bluff; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Robert Lynn Stevenson
Feb 10, 1921 - Mar 6, 1943

R. L. Stevenson, Frost, Reported Missing in Action
Robert Lynn Stevenson, aged 20 years, gunner on a Flying Fortress, U. S. Army Air Forces, European theatre, is reported missing in action, according to a message received Friday night by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stevenson, who reside one mile southeast of Frost.

Stevenson was in England when he last corresponded with his family.

There are three other Stevenson brothers in the U. S. Armed Forces and another is scheduled to be inducted sometime after April 1. There were seven sons of Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson who registered in the draft.

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Charlie Marvin Tallmon, Sr.
Jul 22, 1877 - Aug 13, 1959

C. M. Tallmon Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Charlie Marvin Tallmon, 82, former Navarro county resident, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Victory Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth with burial following in the Frost Cemetery.

Mr. Tallmon wa a retired farmer and a native of Tennessee. He had resided in Navarro county about 30 years before moving to Fort Worth seven years ago.

He is survived by his widow of Fort Worth; four sons, Sam of San Antonio, and J. D., R. J., and Charlie M., Jr., all of El Paso; three daughters; Mrs. Fred J. Moore of Frost, Mrs. R. T. Burgess of California and Mrs. Elmer D. Mooney of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Rev. T. F. Shultz, Fort Worth pastor, conducted the services.

Arrangements were directed by McCormick Funeral Service.

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Clevie (Short) Tate
Nov 21, 1909 - Feb 18, 1932

FROST NEWS.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clevie Short Tate were held here Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, Mrs. Tate died Thursday afternoon at her home in Trinity. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Top Short of this city. Besides her relatives, she leaves a host of friends to mourn her death.

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Mary Ellen Scott
Jun 05, 1885 - Jun 11, 1941

Miss Ellen Scott Died In Dallas And Was Buried in Frost
FROST, Texas, June 14.—Funeral services for Miss Ellen Scott, who died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, were held here Thursday afternoon with burial in the local cemetery.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Willie B. Hooser and Mrs. C. R. Blake, both of Frost; Mrs. Carrie Couch, Dallas, and Mrs. Dane Griffis, Albany, and a brother, J. T. Scott, Frost.

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Beulah Dorthrea (Ballew) Stevens
Nov 21, 1917 - Dec 5, 2011

Beulah Dorthrea Ballew Stevens
(1917 - 2011)

Beulah Dorthrea Ballew Stevens, 94, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Service: 12:30 p.m. Friday in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Beulah was born Nov. 21, 1917, in Emmett, Navarro County, to Jacob Franklin and Mary Lindsey Ballew. She loved her family, singing and her church. Her father was a founding elder of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church on Sixth Avenue. Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, three children and two grandchildren. Survivors: Son, Bobby Frank Stevens (Doris) of Tupelo, Miss.; grandchildren, Michael K. Stevens (Vickie) of Fort Worth, Dorinda Stevens of Pontotoc, Miss., Steven W. Day (Vicki) of Keller, Terri Day Watts (Terry) of Keller, Randy Day (Stacy) of Keller, Sidney Dwane Polson of Garden Acres, Kevin Bell (Carmen) of Burleson, Brenda Bell of Victoria, Wesley Scott Stevens of Fort Worth, Kelli Levy Stevens (Ronnie) of College Station and Kathy Stevens Watson (Phillip) of Glen Rose; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, other family and friends.

 

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Martha Tallulah "Lula" (Jolly) Mitchell
Dec 6, 1866 - Mary 9, 1941

MRS. M. L. MITCHELL WAS BURIED AT FROST AFTER RITES HERE
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Lula Mitchell, aged 74 years, who died near Parishville Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Ray, Baptist minister of Purdon.

Surviving are three sons, J. A. and C. J. Mitchell, both of Purdon; and J. D. Mitchell, Mexia; a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Griffin, Yuma, Ariz., and seven grandchildren.

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Ora Mabel (Jones) Keathley
Jun 9, 1893 - Jul 23, 1972

Mrs. Keathley
Mrs. Ora Mable Keathley, 79, lifelong resident of Frost, died Sunday morning in Arlington, where she had lived during the past four years.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost Methodist Church with the Rev. Wesley Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

She was born June 9, 1893, in Frost. She was a member of the Frost Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. Her husband, Herschel J. Keathley, preceded her in death in March, 1971.

Survivors include two sons, Alva Keathley of Odessa and John Williams of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Speer of Frost and Mrs. Marie Scott of Dallas; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Jones and J.B. Jones both of Frost; one sister, Mrs. Leo Chamberlin of Dallas.

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Arthur Blevens Brown
Sep 15, 1878 - Apr 26, 1972

A. B. Brown
FROST-Arthur B. Brown, 93, a resident of the Frost community for the past 72 years, died at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

A retired farmer, he was born Sept. 15, 1878. He was a member of the Frost Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge Halbert No. 641 of Frost. He was married to Lucy Skelton Dec. 27, 1905 in Frost.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Frost Methodist Church with Dr. Jack Shelton and the Rev. James Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the Frost Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the Frost Masonic Lodge. McCormick Funeral Service of Frost will direct.

Surviving are his widow of Frost; one son, James Brown of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. R. B. Hawkins of Irene, Mrs. Carl Prichard of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Roy Young of Springtown; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lona Dixon of Jacksboro; and several nieces and nephews.

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Daniel Gafford
Oct 31, 1903 - Apr 26, 1972

Daniel Gafford
Daniel Gafford, 68, a resident for several years of Corsicana, died Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

He had worked as an elevator operator at the State National Bank building for more than 20 years.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ella Hightower of Corsicana; a nephew, Horace Griffin of Eustace, and a niece, Mrs. Bert Griffin, also of Eustace.

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D. Gafford
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Daniel Gafford, 68, longtime resident who died Wednesday at Memorial
Hospital. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ella Hightower of Corsicana; a nephew, Horace Griffin of Eustace, and a niece, Mrs. Bert Griffin, also of Eustace.

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Eula Louene (English) Ponder
Sep 2, 1900 - Aug 10, 1972

Mrs. Ponder

FROST—Mrs. Grady Ponder, 71, a lifelong resident of the Frost area, died Thursday morning in a Dallas hospital. She was born Sept. 2, 1900, in Frost and was married to Grady Ponder Sept. 25, 1925. She was a member of the Frost Baptist Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m; Friday in Frost Baptist Church, with burial in Frost Cemetery. McCormick Funeral Home will handle arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of Frost; two sons, Bryson Ponder of Dallas and Wilbur Ponder of Denison; four daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Foes of LaCrescenta, Calif., Mrs. Norma Redline of Odessa, Mrs. Judy Bates of Fairfax, Va., and Mrs. Frieda Smart of Dallas; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Rev. Bryson English of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Ellis of Houston and Mrs. Ruby Cavanaugh of Houston.

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Sallie (Davis) Wells
Jun 29, 1899 - Aug 11, 1972

Mrs. Wells
Mrs. Sallie Wells, Frost, died Friday morning at a Houston Hospital after an extended illness. Her husband preceded her in death in October 1969.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Rudolph Owens Funeral Chapel in Italy, Tex. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Ray Wells of Italy and I.D. Wells of Irvin; two daughters, Mrs. Buddy Gobbel of Houston and Mrs. Mary Ann Sills of Waxahachie; 7 grandchildren; a brother, Josh Davis of Abilene;and a sister, Buelah Staffs of Portland, Oregon.

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Nayone (Hill) Smithey
Oct 28, 1904 - Apr 17, 1972

FROST-Mrs. W. A. Smithey, 68, a lifelong resident of here, died at Ennis Nursing Home at about 9 p.m. Monday. Born Oct. 28, 1904, near Frost, she was a member of the Frost Baptist Church. Her husband, W. A. Smithey, preceded her in death, Oct. 18, 1962.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Frost.

Survivors include four sons, Don Smithey and Ferrell Smithey, both of Frost; Myrl Smithey of Dallas and Hessell Smithey of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Gordon of Lancaster and Mrs. Lynette Coate of Palmer; 13 grandchildren.

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Fred Taylor Keathley
Oct 24, 1886 - Mar 23, 1972

F. T. Keathley
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Fred T. Keathley, 85, a native of Sparta,Tenn., who died Thursday in Dallas. He was a retired Bethelhem Steel Company employee, and member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church who lived in Irving. He was a former resident of Corsicana. Rev. J. L. Glaze will officiate. Interment will be in Frost Cemetery.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Otie Moore of Corsicana; Mrs. Horace Hayes of Corsicana; Mrs. Bertha Smith of Frost; Mrs. Gladys Bishop of Dallas; two brothers, Bob Keathley of Sparta, Tenn., Alonzo Keathley of Detroit, Michigan; three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Great nephews will be pallbearers.

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Henry P. Perkins
Apr 3, 1893 - Oct 26, 1972

H.P. Perkins
H.P. Perkins, 79, died Thursday in the Hillsboro Hospital. He lived at Route 1, Mertens, and was a retired farmer.

Graveside services were to be held Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Frost Cemetery. Rev. B.W. Johnson will officiate.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nettie Perkins; six sons, J.B. of Dawson, George of Hillsboro, Olin of Mertens, Lonnie of Dallas, Jerald of Killeen, and Leonard of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Frank Harrison of Ralls, Miss Gale Perkins of Mertens, and Mrs. Martha Donaldson, Mrs. Louise Perkins and Mrs. Jess Miller, all of Corsicana; 35 grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.

Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Mattie Ann Elizabeth (Hughes) Knott
Sep 20, 1874 - Jan 31, 1953

Funeral Sunday For Mrs. Knott
Funeral services were held Sunday at Waxahachie for Mrs. Mattie Knott, 78, former Frost resident, who died Saturday in her home in Dallas. Interment was in the Frost Cemetery.

Native of Crockett, she resided in the Frost and Italy areas until moving to Dallas 11 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cleo Jarrett and Mrs. Ruth Andrews, both of Dallas; four sons, George Knott, Italy; Joe F. Knott, Athens; Roy Knott, Oil Center, N. M., Garvin Knott, Bay City; two brothers, Allen Hughes and Rice Hughes, both of Hereford; three sisters, Mrs. Polly Millard and Mrs. Linnie Peevley, both of Hereford, and Mrs. Ella Yelvington, New Mexico; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 3, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Sidney Knott married 1902 in Frost, Texas
    d/o George Alexander Harris Hughes and Salina Adiline (Wilson) Hughes buried in Hereford, Deaf Smith Co., TX

Arthur McKee
Jun 15, 1910 - Mar 14, 1964

Arthur McKee Dies Thursday

Arthur McKee, 53, custodian of the P. and S. Clinic, was stricken while moving the Central Baptist church lawn Thursday afternoon and was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Native of Huntsville, Ala., he resided in Frost and Emmett communities prior to moving to Corsicana nine years ago.

Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Church here, and the Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost church.

Surviving are his father, Grover McKee, Huntsville, Ala.; mother, Mrs. Lettie Mae Harrison, Frost; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Young, Frost, and Mrs. Jeannette Evans, Dallas, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Leona Lue (Mimms) Hyer
Aug 24, 1886 - Dec 20, 1964

Mrs. Fred Hyer Dies Sunday Of Heart Attack
FROST, Dec. 21—(Spl.)—Mrs. Leona Hyer, 78, widow of the late Fred Hyer, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Sunday morning following a heart attack suffered at her home here.

Native of Early county, Ga. she had resided in Navarro county 71 years, most of that time in the McCord and Frost communities.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of her son from California, but will probably be held sometime Wednesday with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank R. Williams, Jr., pastor of the Frost Methodist church, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Vernon Hyer, Tule Lake, Calif.; two daughters Mrs. Flora Barrett, Vernon, and Mrs. Freddie Poulter, Dallas; a brother, Sam Mimms, Louisiana; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Walter Scott McCarty
Mar 24, 1878 - Apr 30, 1964

Hold Services W. S. McCarty
Funeral for Walter Scott McCarty, 86, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Barry Methodist church with burial in Frost cemetery. Rev. R. V. Lindsey officiated.

McCarty died Thursday in Odessa.

He is survived by a brother, R. E. McCarty, Odessa; two nieces, Mrs. Don Poss, Barry and Miss Juanita McCarty, Odessa; a nephew, R. R. Varnell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Pallbearers were nephews.

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Emma Cora “Jane” (Lee) Young
Oct 21, 1880 - Dec 4, 1964

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Young Held At Frost
FROST, Jan. 15—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Cora Young, 83, who died Monday in Terrell, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from McCormick chapel in Frost with Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the Frost Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Young, a native of Alabama, was a long time resident of Frost. She had been ill about six months.

Survivors include two sons, W. A. Young and Claude Young of Frost; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Rowin of Dallas; 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W. F. Bonnett, J. S. Scott, L. O. Ellis, W. A. Ross, Frank Johnson and W. A. Elmore.

McCormick directed.

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Gordon Winfield Scott
Sep 26, 1880 - Aug 10, 1964

Frost Burial For G. W. Scott

Funeral services for G. W. Scott, 83, retired farmer, who died at Italy Monday, were held Wednesday at 10 a. m. from the First Methodist church in Italy with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

Native of Arkansas, he lived at Frost 25 years before moving to Italy. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Marvin Scott, both of Italy; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Gallman, Pampa; Mrs. Sid Reeves and Mrs. Jewel Wright, both of Arlington; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Callie Alma (Hughes) Short
Feb 7, 1891 - Nov 7, 1964

Mrs. Short Of Italy Expires
Mrs. Callie Short, 73, of Italy, native of Frost, died in Dallas Saturday, Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Italy with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

Surviving are several children and other relatives.

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Ada F. (Childers) Sharp
Jul 1, 1883 - Apr 20, 1957

Mrs. Jesse Sharp Services Monday
Mrs. Ada Sharp, 73 long-time Frost resident, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church in Frost Monday at 3 p. m. with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Earl G. Harper, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

A native of Jasper. Texas, Mrs. Sharp had resided in the Frost community since five years of age.

Surviving are her husband, Jesse Sharp, Frost; a son, H. P. Sharp, Frost; a daughter, Miss Maudiene Sharp, teacher in South Texas; one
grandchild; two brothers, Arthur Childers, Hubbard, and K. C. Childers, Albuquerque, N. M.; a, sister, Mrs. J. A. Ashby, Lubbock,
and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Raymond Jones, J. C. Jones, Roy Searcy, Fletcher Bonnet, Clyde Tullos, T. S. Hooser, Clyde Smith and Tom Slay.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Frank William Kidd
Feb 26, 1886 - Sep 19, 1957

W. F. Kidd Rites At Frost Friday
Funeral services, for Wm. F. Kidd, 71, retired Frost farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday following an extended illness, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Frost Baptist Church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, Baptist minister of Waco, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

Kidd was a native of Smith county.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Kidd, Frost; two sons, Kay K. Kidd, Frost, and Thedford Kidd, Long Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. W. N. Miller, Dallas; Mrs. Lauren Allen, San Antonio; and Mrs. John R. Crittenden, Tyler: three brothers, J. A. Kidd, Woodvllle; M. M. Kidd, Winona, and John Kidd, Kingsviile; a sister, Mrs. Clifton Moseley, Fort Worth; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Crockett Tyler, Milford; J. O. Williams, F. S. Malone, Guy Tullos, Ervin Green, Roy Dawson, Tom Hooser, Jerry Sam Scott.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Ina Josephine (Doyle) Tullos
Jun 24, 1880 - May 13, 1952

Mrs. J. M. Tullos Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack
Mrs. J. M. Tullos, long-time Corsicana resident, died of a heart attack at the family home,1201 West Second avenue, Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Tullos body was found shortly before noon by her only daughter, Mrs. J. C. Roe, who was bringing a tray of food to her mother. She had been ill a few days, but was feeling very well at mid-morning when Mrs. Roe visited her and ascertained her desires for lunch. An attending physician said a heart attack was the cause of death. She had apparently been dead since about 10 a.m. it was stated.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the family plot in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, assisted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Missouri, Mrs. Tullos was reared at Frost and had made her home here about 35 years. She was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian church and active in club affairs.

Surviving are her husband, J. M. Tullos, deputy county clerk; one daughter, Mrs. Roe, a grandson, Tommie Roe, all of Corsicana and a brother, Knox Doyle, Dallas.

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Josephine May "Josie" (Davis) Haynes
Feb 21, 1877 - Oct 4, 1954

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Haynes
FROST. Oct. 6—(Spl.)—Mrs. Josie Mae Haynes, 77, long-time resident of this area and native Texan, died Tuesday morning.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Frost Baptist church. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Surviving are two sons, Carl Haynes. Arlington, and Luther Haynes, Denton; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Jones, and Mrs. Will Hollingsworth, both of Frost; Mrs. Will Wood, Carrollton, and Mrs. Fred Russell, San Benito; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Everett James Hightower
Nov 3, 1881 - Jul 30, 1961

E. J. Hightower Expires Sunday
FROST, July 31 — (Spl) --Everett J. Hightower, 79, retired barber, died Sunday morning.

A native of Frost, he resided here until 10 years ago when he moved to Grosebeck and then to Hillsboro about a year ago.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel here with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Hobart Rideout, minister of the Elm Street Church of Christ, Hillsboro, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist
church.

Surviving are his wife of Hillsboro, two sons, Earl Hightower, Hillsboro, and Alton Hightower, El Paso; a daughter, Mrs. Lila Fae Johnson, Grosebeck; three brothers, Allen Hightower Romeland, Calif.; Herbert Hightower, Corpus Christi, and Ernest Hightower, Stonewall; two sisters, Mrs. R. W. McKean Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ernest Kirby, Lometa; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were J. C. Young, Knox Ponder, Frank Johnson, J. J. Sheppard, W. F. Bonnett, James K. Allen and R. Bruce McCormick.

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Jeremiah "Jerry" Myre Scott
Apr 27, 1863 - Aug 13, 1961

Jerry M. Scott Dies At Frost, Rites Tuesday
FROST, Aug. 14 (Spl.)—Jerry M. Scott, 98, native of Dresden and resident of Frost since before the turn of the century, died at his home here Monday morning.

He was a retired cotton buyer, farmer, banker and real estate operator, and was known by all Frost and former Frost residents as "Uncle Jerry.”

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Frost Baptist church, of which he was a long-lime member, with burial in the Frost Cemetery.

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

Surviving are a son, H. Amon Scott, Kerens; a daughter, Miss Lena Scott, Frost; five grandchildren, H. A. Scott, Jr., Irving; Mrs. William Gartman, Dallas; B. B. Scott, Fort Worth; J. S. Scott, Frost, and J. B. Scott, Jr., Elizabethtown, Ky; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick will direct.

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TWO CORSICANANS KILLED IN SUNDAY ROAD MISHAP

Two young men were dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday morning after their automobile had gone out of control on State Highway 14 near Currie, 4 ½ miles south of Richland. They are Joe Dean Neal, 2900 West Second avenue, National Life and Accident Insurance company agent, and John M. Scott, Oak Cliff, native of Frost, both 25 years of age. Their deaths are the sixth and seventh rural accident fatalities in Navarro county in 1961.Bob Turner, highway patrolman, who investigated, said the crash occurred at 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The car, owned and operated by Neal, was reported traveling at a high rate of speed in a northerly direction, passed another car on the road, and then as the driver sought to right the vehicle, it went out of control and skidded along the barditch 500 feet, being completely demolished. A highway patrol unit out of Mexia was close behind the demolished 1956 Ford Hard-top car.

Neal is survived by his wife, a two-year-old daughter, Sherry both of Corsicana; two brothers, F. D. and Wesley Neal, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Walker, Houston; Mrs. Ruth Phillips, Damon, and Mrs. Dorothy Conant, Fairbanks, Alaska; mother Mrs. Clara Bonner, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Neal was a member of the fellowship Baptist church here.

Funeral services for Neal were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Carl Quattlebaum, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Pallbearers were P. D. Allred, H. C. Farmer, E. H. Hamilton, J. R. Gunter, Randall Davidson, and Marvin Herod.

Scott is survived by his wife, a two-year-old daughter, Cynthia Ann, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Scott, Frost; one sister, Mrs. Sue Galle, Burton; grandmothers, Mrs. John M. Scott, Frost, and Mrs. Al Hodges, Lubbock, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Scott were to be held from the Frost Baptist church, of which he was a member, Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church.

Pallbearers were to be Gerald Roberson, Kenneth McDonald, Charles Ellis, Johnny Gunn, Vance Long, Clifford Williams, and Bobby
Back.

Griffin Funeral Home directed both services.

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Auto Victims Final Rites Held Monday

Final rites for Joe Dean Neal, 25, victim of an automobile accident Sunday morning, were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Carl Quattlebaum, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Final services for John M. Scott, 25, of Dallas, native of Frost, the other victim in the Sunday accident were held from the Frost Baptist church Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Both men are survived by wives and two-year-old daughters.

Neal is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Clara Bonner, Corsicana; two brothers, F. D. and Wesley Neal, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. Frances Walker, Houston; Mrs. Ruth Phillips, Damon, and Mrs. Dorothy Conant, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Other survivors of Scott include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Scott, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Sue Galle, Burton, and grandmothers, Mrs. John M. Scott, Frost, and Mrs. Al Hodges, Lubbock.

Griffin directed.

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Jacob Walter Grimmett
Mar 29, 1863 - Mar 10, 1954

Barry Farmer Dies Wednesday
J. W. Grimmett, 90, retired farmer, died in the Navarro Clinic shortly before noon Wednesday.

Born March 29, 1863, in New Market, Ala., Grimmett resided in Frost 12 years before moving to Barry 40 years ago.

Surviving are a son, P. E. Grimmett, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. George Watson, Barry; Mrs. W. L. Bingham, Dallas, and Mrs. A. L. Mason, Beaumont; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon Wednesday but burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Corley will direct.

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J. W. Grimmett Rites Thursday

Funeral services for J. W. Grimmett, 90, retired farmer, who died Wednesday morning at the Navarro clinic, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J, F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church, and Rev. R. V. Lindsey, pastor of the Methodist church at Barry.

Grimmett was born, March 29, 1863, in Alabama. He resided at Frost 12 years prior to moving to Barry 40 years ago.

Surviving are a son, P. E. Grimmett, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. George Watson. Barry; Mrs. W. L. Bingham, Dallas, and Mrs. A. L. Mason, Beaumont; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Loyd Simpson, Ernest Watson, John Braly, Roy Massengale, Buel Robinson. J. B. Jones, Lowell Reed and C. O. Williams.

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Travis Marion "Timmy" Hunt, Jr.
Dec 3, 1949 - Sep 7, 1954

Truck Victim's Rites At Frost
Graveside services for Travis M. Hunt, Jr., five-year-old Temple child, were held at the Frost cemetery Thursday at 2:30 p. m. Earlier services were held from the Heights Baptist church Thursday at 10 a. m.

The child died Tuesday night in a Temple hospital from injuries suffered earlier in the evening when he was run over by a pick-up truck near the family home. He had apparently crawled under the truck while playing and the driver, Levi LaRue, 30, carpenter, did not know the victim was under the truck until he heard his cries. LaRue rushed the fatally-hurt youngster to the hospital where he died about two hours later.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis M. Hunt; four sisters, Vern, Linda, Glenda Jean and Nancy Gale Hunt, all of Temple, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hightower and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hunt, all of Frost.

McCormick Funeral Service directed local arrangements.

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Lillie J. (Sheppard) Reynolds
Feb 24, 1889 - Nov 20, 1954

Former Resident Services Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie J. Reynolds, 65, former Corsicana and Frost resident, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Saxon-Boze-Mitchell chapel in Waxahachie. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Reynolds had resided in Waxahachie 25 years. She died Sunday afternoon with a heart attack suffered as she was riding in a car with friends.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. H. Raney of the Farley Street Baptist church of Waxahachie. Mrs. Reynolds was a Baptist.

Mrs. Reynolds was born in Frost in 1889 and resided in Corsicana for a number of years before moving to Waxahachie. She had been a member of the Woodmen Circle at Frost since 1927.

Her only survivor is a sister, Mrs. W. W. Brannon, Corsicana.

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Chester Dare “Buck” Moore
Nov 14, 1890 - May 14, 1954

C. D. Moore, 63, Fatally Injured In Lake Accident
Chester D. (Buck) Moore, 63, radio repairman, 216 East Third avenue, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday at 12:20 a. m. from injuries received shortly before 7:30 p. m. Thursday at the Rock Island Lines trestle spanning Lake Halbert.

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, one of the investigating officers, said that Buford Barton, about 30; T. F. Robinson, about 30, and another unidentified, friend of Moore, escaped by jumping to the right-of-way.

Knocked Into Water
Moore, it was stated, was unable to reach the end of the trestle and sought safety by holding to crossties, but did not get his head low enough, witnesses advised the sheriff, and was knocked into the water.

Sam Werner, agent, was notified by the engineer, Lester Latham of Teague, of the Rocket passenger train arriving at the station at 7:48 p. m. Thursday that he had seen two men jump from the trestle, but did, not see Moore and the other man involved.

Pulled Into Boat
Atwood Allen and his wife were in a boat near the scene as were other fishermen and they pulled Moore from the water, brought him to shore, the sheriff said, and then the critically hurt man was rushed to the clinic in a Corley ambulance. C. N. Moody and John L. Smith, also were witnesses, Pevehouse said.

According to the version gathered by Sheriff Pevehouse, the group had been fishing on the south side of the city reservoir and had walked across the trestle and had been fishing from the dump, later deciding to return to the south side. It was while they were going back south that the speeding passenger train rounded the slight curve and trapped them before they had reached their starting point. Barton said he was fishing off the bank and had not crossed the trestle.

Police Called
City Police John Kelly and W. W. Wiswell were dispatched to the lake as soon as the railroad officials had contacted the police station. Moore had resided in Corsicana for a number of years and operated his radio repair shop at his residence.

Surviving Moore are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Saye, Dallas; a son, Pete Moore, Corsicana; two grandchildren; three brothers, Fletcher Moore, Corsicana; Willie and Irvin Moore, both of Frost; five sisters, Mrs. J. R. Banders, Malone; Mrs. J. W. Cook, Mrs. Gertie Adams and Mrs. Ocie Grantom, all of
Frost, and Mrs. Roy Reed, Arlington, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p, m. from the Frost Methodist church Burial will be in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, Hillsboro Methodist minister.

Pallbearers wilt be Max Neel, Amon Cook, Pete Sanders, Charles Adams, John L. Moore and Oliver Dwain Reed, all nephews.

Corley will direct.

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Saturday Rites For Buck Moore
Funeral services for Chester D. (Buck) Moore, 63, radio repairman, were held from the Frost Methodist church Saturday at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, Methodist minister of Hillsboro.

Moore suffered fatal head injuries Thursday night on a Rock Island Lines trestle spanning Lake Halbert, city water reservoir, when he sought to reach safety by holding on to cross-ties, but his head was struck by the northbound Rocket passenger train. Falling into the water, he was rescued by Mr. and Mrs. Atwood Allen and others fishing in the vicinity, was taken to the shore and rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in a Corley ambulance.
He died early Friday. Two companions escaped by outdistancing the train and jumping to safety on the railroad dump.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Saye, Dallas; a son, Pete Moore, Corsicana; two grandchildren; three brothers, Fletcher Moore, Corsicana; Willie and Irvin Moore, both of Frost; five sisters, Mrs. J. R. Sanders, Malone; Mrs. J. W. Cook, Mrs. Gertie Adams and Mrs. Ocie Grantom, all of Frost, and Mrs. Roy Reed, Arlington, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Max Neal, Amon Cook, Pete Sanders, Charles Adams, John L. Moore and Oliver Dwain Reed, all nephews.

Corley directed.

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Asa Otus Grizzard
Jan 11, 1879 - Jul 15, 1944

ASA GRIZZARD DIED FROST; BURIAL THERE ON SUNDAY
ST, July 17.—(Spl,)—Asa O. Grizzard, aged 65 years, died at his home here Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Methodist church with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. D. Ellis, pastor of the church.

A native of Alabama, Mr. Grizzard came to Texas at the age of 13 years. He had lived in the Frost community for the past 16 years.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Jim Goodman, Ennis; Mrs. Troy Green, Corsicana; Mrs. Houston Sheppard, Fort Worth, and Miss Pauline Grizzard, Frost; three sons, Robert C. Grizzard, Emhouse; Otis Grizzard, El Paso, and Odwin Grizzard, Fort Worth and 19 grandchildren.

McCormick’s Funeral Service in charge.

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Minnie Ola (Slater) Grizzard
Apr 22, 1888 - Oct 16, 1974

Mrs. Grizzard
ENNIS—Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bunch Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Minnie Ola Grizzard, 86, resident of Dallas and former resident of Ennis, who died Wednesday in the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Rev. Billy Carter of Bardwellwas to officiate, with burial to follow at Frost Cemetery in Frost.

She was born April 22,1886 in Clibourn Paush, La. and married A.O. Grizzard June 19, 1905. He preceded her in death July 15, 1944. She was also a former resident of Frost, Purdon, and Corsicana, a member of the Dawson Eastern Star Chapter and member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Grizzard of Wills Point, Otus Grizzard of Grayford, and Odwin Grizzard of Azel; five daughters, Mrs. Jim Goodman of Bardwell, Mrs. Mamie Floyd of Eunice, N.M., Mrs. Norma Green of Ft. Worth, Mrs. H.C. Sheppard of Dallas and Mrs. J.W. Hodges of Arlington; 28 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

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Andrew Washington Howell
Oct 17, 1854 - Jul 18, 1928

FORMER POSTMASTER FROST DIES AFTER MONTHS OF ILLNESS
FROST, July 19.— (Spl.)— Andrew W. Howell, aged 73 years, resident of Frost for 25 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Robinson, here Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, following an illness of several months and the funeral services were conducted here Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church, of which he was a member. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. D. Huddleston of Weatherford, assisted by Rev. S. B. Diltz of Frost.

Surviving are his wife, one son, five daughters, several grandchildren and other relatives.

Mr. Howell was well known in Navarro county and was a postmaster of Frost post office during the administration of Woodrow Wilson.

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Nancy (Hancock) Hill
May 19, 1851 - Apr 16, 1928

Aged Frost Woman
Died Early Monday
FROST, April 16,--(Spl.)—Mrs. Nancy Hill, aged 77 years, died at her home about two miles south of here Monday morning at 7:20 and funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware of Hico, but former pastor of the First Methodist church here, assisted by Rev. Charles Diltz, present pastor.
Mrs. Hill is survived by six children; V. C. Hill, Farmersville, Allen Hill, James Hill, Luther Hill, all of Frost; Mrs. Joe Lee Knight and Mrs. Charlie McCord of Frost.

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William Albert "Buck" Spencer
Apr 29, 1872 - Oct 1, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR BUCK SPENCER
FROST. Oct. 3.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for W. A. (Buck) Spencer were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Oby Nelson of Mt. Calm, with interment in Frost Cemetery. Mr. Spencer died Monday afternoon at the home of his sister. Mrs. Griggs in the Slay community. He had been confined to his bed for eight months. He is survived by one son, Jack Spencer of Corsicana, and two daughters. Misses Byrl of California and Frances of Slay.

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