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Mrs. G. B. Brown

Mrs. Brown

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. G. B. Brown of Ennis at the Corley Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers were James E. Brown, Charles Brown, Bruce Brown, Randall Hunter, Printist Barnett, and Emil Mouchka.

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Albert Richardson
May 1, 1980 - Feb. 13, 1983

Albert Richardson

Albert Richardson, 97, Corsicana, died Sunday night in Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include several children.

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Evelyn Mathis
Jan 19, 1948 - Feb 14, 1983

Evelyn Mathis

Evelyn Mathis, of Corsicana, died Monday morning in Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mathis; five brothers, Billy and Willy Mathis, both of Dallas, Joe Mathis, Fort Worth, Jimmy Mathis, Corsicana, and Charles Mathis, of New Mexico; six sisters, Lee Bertha Mathis, Mrs. David Polk, Mrs. Bobby Joe Alexander and Mrs. Ella Pearl Mosley, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lula Mae Thompson, Kerens.

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Mrs. Sydney McBea
d. Feb 1983

Mrs. Sydney McBea, of Corsicana, died Monday morning in Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include two sisters.

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Louetta Sue (Graves) Freeman
Nov 11, 1908 - Jan 7, 1976

Mrs. Freeman

Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Louetta Graves Freeman, 67, resident of Houston. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

She was a native of Limestone County, a member of the Baptist Church, and a retired nurse.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Edwina Boykin of Mexia.

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Mrs. Freeman

The Rev. Ed Spivey will officiate, at the 11 a.m. Saturday services for Mrs. Louetta Graves Freeman at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Arlen St. Clair, Sam Wilson, Norman A. Anderson, Vernon Brinson, Buster Haden, and Charles H. Philbrook.

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Carol Elaine Armstrong
Aug 24, 1960 - Aug 29, 1981

Leads investigated in Armstrong murder

None of the leads investigated by the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department in its search for the killer of a 21-year-old Irving woman have panned out but there are more leads under investigation, Sheriff Bobby Ross said this morning.

The Sheriff’s Department is checking into the weekend murder of Miss Carol Armstrong, whose partially clad body was discovered along a dirt road six miles west of Corsicana off Hwy 22.

Miss Armstrong, a dress shop employee, was a former Blooming Grove resident and was found nude from the waist down and riddled with stab wounds.

Her body was discovered about 9 a.m. Sunday by a woman who was checking on some livestock nearby. Ross said.

The woman’s 1978 Thunderbird was found three miles east of where the body was discovered, according to Ross.

Miss Armstrong had visited her mother in Blooming Grove over the weekend and was last seen in Gibson’s parking lot.

The Dallas County Medical Examiners office has been asked to perform an autopsy to determine if Miss Armstrong was sexually assaulted.

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Murder victim sexually assaulted

Preliminary autopsy reports released Wednesday on the 21-year-old Irving woman found murdered Sunday morning revealed that her assailant sexually assaulted her and stabbed her 45 times in the chest and neck areas.

Navarro County sheriff’s deputies still are checking into every possible lead received about the killing, but no arrests have resulted.

Carol Armstrong, a Dallas dress shop employee and former Blooming Grove resident, was buried Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Her partially nude body was discovered Sunday about 9 a.m. by a woman who was checking on livestock about six miles west of Corsicana on a dirt road.

She was nude from the waist down and riddled with Stab wounds.

Sheriff Bobby Ross said he has been in contact with officials from the Ector County Sheriff’s Department about a similar incident which occurred Saturday, Aug. 23 in Odessa. He declined to comment on other leads surfaced by his investigation for fear it would damage his case.

Armstrong reportedly was visiting her mother in Blooming Grove over the weekend and was last seen on West Seventh Ave. driving her 1978 green Ford Thunderbird. Her car was found Sunday about three miles east of where she was slain, Ross said.

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Flint Wood Albrecht
Dec 19, 1908 - Dec 14, 1991

Flint W. Albrecht

Flint W. Albrecht, 81, of Blooming Grove, died Dec. 14, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Dec. 19, 1909, in Flint Mich., and lived in Long Island, N. Y. until 1950. He moved to Texas and worked as a manufacturer’s representative. In 1970, he was diagnosed as Myasthenia Gravis, and he helped organize the greater Fort Worth-Dallas Myasthenia Gravis Chapter and served in several administrative offices.

Survivors include his wife, Edith George Albrecht of Blooming Grove.

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Darryl Kay Douglas Alden
Mar 10, 1941 - Dec 5, 1990

Darryl Alden

Darryl Kay Douglas Alden, 49, of Marshall, died Dec. 5, 1990 in the V. A. Hospital in Temple.

Graveside services were 4 p.m. Friday at Rosehill Cemetery with the Rev. R. Q. (Doc) Harvey officiating. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 10, 1941 in Wayland, N.Y., but lived most of his life in Texas. He was a student at East Texas Baptist University and a member of The National Guard. He served in the U. S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife Vickie Alden of Marshall; three sons, Darren Alden of Blooming Grove, Davin Alden and Darryl Alden, Jr., both of Corsicana; two daughters, Dina Alden of Salina, Kansas and Desiree Young of Marshfield, Mo.; five grandchildren; his parents, Harold and Ruth Alden of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Carl Alden of Dallas and Dean Alden of Meridian; one sister, Linda Busby of Blooming Grove.

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Daisy Maurine Allmon
Dec 29, 1903 - Jan 11, 1987

Daisy Coker

Daisy Maurine Coker, 83, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Neil Rogers officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a native of Blooming Grove and retired licensed vocational nurse.

Survivors include two sisters, Mae Dell Mayberry of Dallas and Fay Marr of California.

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John Clifton Armstrong
Feb 25, 1931 - Apr 29, 1995

J. C. Armstrong

J. C. Dobber Armstrong, 64, of Corsicana, died April 29, 1995, in Temple.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Chaplin Otis Dunagan officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Corsicana Emergency Corps.

Mr. Armstrong was born Feb. 25, 1931, in Navarro County. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and retired from Chatanooga Glass Company in Corsicana. He was a longtime member of the Corsicana Emergency Corps.

He is survived by his wife, Irma Armstrong of Corsicana; three daughters, Debbie Clark and Sandy Dunagan of Corsicana and Martha Lapiska of Arlington; his brother, Bill Armstrong of Palacios; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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John Wallace Armstrong, Sr.
Jan 16, 1920 - Jan 4, 1984

John Armstrong Sr.

BLOOMING GROVE—John Wallace Armstrong Sr., 60, of San Antonio, died Wednesday morning at the Northeast Baptist Hospital San Antonio.

Service is 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Dave Fortner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Katherine Armstrong of San Antonio; three sons, John Wallace, Jr. of West Columbia, Jerry Armstrong of San Antonio and Keith Armstrong of Ledville, Colo.; two grandchildren; four brothers, Garth Armstrong of Lubbock and Jack Armstrong, Gene Armstrong and Jimmy Armstrong, all of Blooming Grove; and a sister, Mrs. Frances Hatley of Blooming Grove.

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Janie Edna (Watson) Bourland-Watson
Jul 26, 1881 - Sep 12, 1973

Mrs. Watson
BARRY — Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Barry Baptist Church in Barry for Mrs. Janie Watson, 92, who died in West View Maynor Nursing Home in McGregor at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be at Cryer Creek Cemetery in Barry. McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove will direct.
Survivors include a son, Alvis Bourland of McGregor; a stepson, Ernest Watson of Barry; six grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Sep 12, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John David Bourland 2nd husband William Henry Watson
    d/o Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Watson and Sarah “Sallie” (Betts) Watson

George Posey Wilson
June 22, 1876 - Apr 25, 1939

Auto Accident Results Death
Geo. P. Wilson
George Posey Wilson, aged 62 years, well known farmer of the Cryer Creek community, died at the Navarro Clinic early Tuesday morning as the result of injuries sustained at Barry Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock when his car figured in a collision. His death is the fourth traffic fatality in Navarro county during 1939. No other person was seriously injured in the crash. The accident is reported to have occurred as he drove his car on to the Highway 22 pavement at Barry.
The funeral rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Barry Baptist church.
Interment will be made in the Cryer Creek Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Prather.
Surviving are his wife, of Cryer Creek; three daughters, Mrs. N. H. Livingston, Barry; Mrs. W. M. Caskey, Bowie, and Mrs. R. M. Martin, Eureka; six grandchildren, two brothers, Ben F. Wilson, Eureka, and Henry Wilson, Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Bige Tinkle, Corsicana, and Mrs. Laura Friday, Blooming Grove.
Deacons of the Barry Baptist church will be pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Prominent Resident Of Cryer Creek Hurt In Auto Accident
Posey Wilson, well-known resident of Cryer Creek, is in a critical condition at the Navarro Clinic as the result of an automobile crash in Barry Sunday afternoon about 4 o’clock.

It was reported here that Wilson drove his car on to the Highway 22 pavement at Barry and was struck by another automobile. No other person was injured in the crash.

Wilson was rushed to Corsicana in a McCormick ambulance.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD WEDNESDAY FOR POSEY WILSON
Funeral services for Posey Wilson, aged 62 years, of Cryer Creek, who died in the Navarro Clinic early Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in an auto accident Sunday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Barry Baptist church. Interment was made in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Prather. His death was the fourth traffic fatality in Navarro county during 1939.

He was a native of Cryer Creek, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wilson. He was converted and joined the Mt. Zion Baptist church at Cryer Creek at the age of 21 years. He was married to Miss Marietta Armstrong, Oct. 14, 1896.

Mr. Wilson was a senior deacon in the Barry Baptist church and had been a Sunday School teacher and had been active in all phases of church work for many years.

Surviving are his wife, of Cryer Creek; three daughters, Mrs. Rubie Livingston, Barry; Mrs. Irene Martin, Eureka, and Mrs. Myrtie Caskey, Bowie; six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Laura Friday, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Mollie Tinkle, Corsicana, and two brothers, Ben Wilson, Eureka and Henry Wilson, Corsicana.

Deacons of the Barry Baptist church were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Mary Elizabeth (Ford) Armstrong
May 29, 1863 - Mar 17, 1939

AGED RESIDENT OF EMHOUSE BE BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Mrs. Mary E. Armstrong, aged 75 years, died at her home in Emhouse Friday night at 7 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held from the Emhouse Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The rites will be conducted by Rev Cecil Meadows. Interment will be in the Cryer Creek Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, S. Armstrong, Emhouse: five sons, W. H. Armstrong, Emhouse; A. L. Armstrong, Roane; B. D. Armstrong, Lake View, Oregon; Jack Armstrong, Round Prairie, and B. F, Armstrong, Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. Effie Gobble, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Elzie Armstrong, Ocie Armstrong, Alvie Armstrong, Robert Earl Armstrong, Johnny Maggard and Orvllle Gobble.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Frances Amanda "Fanny" (Mitchell) Watson
Dec 21, 1878 - Jan 28, 1953

Rites Thursday
For Mrs. Watson
Funeral services for Mrs. S. B. Watson, 74, of Barry, who died in Dallas early Wednesday following a several years illness, were held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the First Baptist church in Barry.
Burial was in the Cryer Creek Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Gilmore, Baptist minister.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herman Neu. Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. C. C. Perkins. Dallas; a son, Bruce Watson, Barry: seven grandchildren; two brothers. E. C. Mitchell, Corsicana, and J. T. Mitchell, Maryland: a sister, Mrs. S. A. Woodruff, Barry, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Wayne, George and Fred Mitchell, Arnold. Ray.
Lawrence and Robert Watson, and Thurbert Woodruff.
Corley directed.

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Barry News.
Our hearts were made sad of the passing of Mrs. S. B. Watson, our friend and neighbor of many years. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church in Barry Thursday. Burial was in Cryer Creek Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Poe Gilmore of Walnut Springs. Those who attended the services from out of town were; Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Watson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Watson, Lauerence Woodruff, Mrs. Preston Woodruff and son, Billie of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Kimes Boswell and family of Pettus, Thurbert Woodruff of Waco, Mr. and Mrs. Bonner of Purdon, Mr. and Mrs. James Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garrett, Mrs. Nathan Garrett, Mrs. J. C. Buie, and Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Watson of Corsicana.

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Lloyd Edward Armstrong
Feb 26, 1925 - Apr 2, 1945

Pvt. Lloyd Armstrong Of Blooming Grove Killed In Action
Pvt. Lloyd Armstrong, aged 19 years, infantry, U. S. First Army, was killed. in action, April 1, in Germany, according to a war department telegram received Thursday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pruitt Armstrong, of Blooming Grove. He had been in the army about a year.  Surviving are his parents, three brothers, Buford Armstrong, Corsicana, and two small brothers at home; a sister, Mrs. Letha Mae Saunders, Blooming Grove, and other relatives. He is a nephew of Mose Armstrong of Corsicana.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 20, 1945

Wednesday Rites Are Planned For Pfc. Armstrong
BLOOMING GROVE, March 31. —(Spl.)—Funeral services for Pfc. Lloyd E. Armstrong, killed in action overseas during World War II, will be held here Wednesday from the., First Baptist church. He is the son of Mrs. Ola Armstrong and the late G. P. Armstrong. The body will arrive here Tues day.  Survivors are his mother, a sister, Mrs. Sewell Saunders, Blooming Grove; three brothers, Buford Armstrong, Blooming Grove; Billy Armstrong, Dallas, and Clifton Armstrong, U. S. Army, Alaska and a number of other relatives.

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Melissa Martha (Babers) Callicutt
Feb 6, 1856 - Nov 27, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE FRIDAY FOR MRS. CALLICUTT
Funeral services for Mrs. M. M. Callicutt. aged 84 years, formerly of Blooming Grove, who died at her home in Houston Wednesday, were held here Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Sutherland- McCammon chapel. Burial was in the
Cryer Creek Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mrs. Callicutt resided in Blooming Grove for many years before moving to Houston. Surviving are a son, Major J. M. Callicutt. U. S. Army, Panama Canal Zone; a brother. E. E. Babers, Corsicana. and two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Gulley, Farmersville, La., and Mrs. Mollie Freeman, Waxahachie, and other relatives. Mrs. Callicutt was a sister-in- law of Judge J. S. Callicutt of Corsicana. Pallbearers were Robert High, Tom George, J. O. McSpadden, Jr., N. Suttle Roberts, A. B. Douglass, Jr., and R. R. Cocke. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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John Thomas Friday
Sep 10, 1860 - Aug 2, 1929

J. T. FRIDAY DIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON BLOOMING GROVE BLOOMING GROVE
Aug. 3.—(Spl,)—J. T. Friday, aged 69, died at his home in Blooming Grove Friday evening at 6 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the Baptist Church with Rev. G. L. Jones, officiating. A native of Alabama, the deceased had lived in Blooming Grove since 1880. He is survived by his wife and seven children: John Friday of Galveston; Vesta Friday of Corsicana; Bryan Friday of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Roy Langston of Blooming Grove; and Misses Era, Annis, and Laura Mae Friday of Blooming Grove.

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Mattie Mack (Williams) Mitchell
Feb 7, 1884 - Jul 24, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MITCHELL MONDAY AT BARRY BARRY
July 25.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie M. Mitchell, aged 48 wife of J. W. Mitchell of this city, who died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning at the family home, were held from the Baptist church here at 10:30 Monday morning. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Prater. Interment was in the
Cryer Creek Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, four children, Evelyn, Edith, Louisa, and Wayne Mitchell, all of whom lived at home; two brothers, P. D. Williams, Corsicana; C. O. Williams, Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. G. M. Stokes, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Bert Mitchell, Barry and her stepmother, Mrs. Alice Williams of Barry. McCormick Funeral service at Blooming Grove had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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MRS. J. M. MITCHELL DIED AT HER HOME IN BARRY

Mrs. J. M. Mitchell, age 48, died at her home in Barry Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. The funeral services were held at the First Baptist church at 10:30 Monday morning by Rev. Prather. Those surviving her are her husbnd, J. W. Mitchell, three daughters, Evelyn, Edith and Louise, and one son, Wayne Mitchell; all of Barry; two brothers, P. D. Williams of Corsicana; and C. O. Williams of Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. G. M. Stokes of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Mrs. Birt Mitchell of Barry and a step-mother, Mrs. Alice Williams also of Barry.

Pallbearers were: Walter Varnell, John Bourland, Henry Varnell, L. L. Powell, Fred Reed, Oscar Woodruff. Interment was in Cryer Creek cemetery. McCormick Funeral Service of Blooming Grove was in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 29, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ola Ruth (Nicholson) Armstrong
Jun 17, 1891 - Sep 22, 1952

Mrs. Armstrong
Dies In Hospital
Mrs. G. P. Armstrong, 61, resident of Blooming Grove since 1906, died in Memorial Hospital here early Monday.
Funeral services are pending the arrival of a son, Billy Armstrong en route home from service with the U. S. Army in Korea.
Mrs. Armstrong was a gold star mother, her son Lloyd having been killed in action in the European Theater of Operations in 1945. She was a native of Collin county.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sewell Saunders of Blooming Grove; and three sons, Buford and Clifton, both of Blooming Grove, and Billy.
McCormick will direct.

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Mrs. Armstrong Rites Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 24,--(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. G. P Armstrong, 61, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church here. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Pat Brown, pastor, and Rev. Craig Branhan, Italy.

Mrs. Armstrong was a native of Collin county but had resided in Navarro county since 1908.

She was a Gold Star Mother, a son, Lloyd Armstrong, having died in Germany in 1945.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sewell Saunders, Blooming Grove, three sons, Buford and Clifton, both of Blooming Grove, and Billy Armstrong, U. S. Army, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Carroll Lee Saunders, W. E. Smithen, D. E. Eddlemon, Dwayne Garrison, Arthur Garrison, Ernest McGraw, and R. L. Kagler.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” (Mitchell) Woodruff
Jun 20, 1884 - Jul 26, 1963

Mrs. Woodruff
Expires Friday
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Woodruff, 79, life-long resident of Barry, widow of the late Sidney Andrew Woodruff, died in Twilight Home early Friday morning.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at McCormick Funeral Service in Blooming Grove Friday, but the rites will probably be held sometime Sunday.
Surviving are three sons, Preston M. and Lawrence T. Woodruff, both of Dallas, and Therbert Woodruff, Houston; a daughter, Miss Willie Fern Woodruff, Terrell, and other relatives.

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Mrs. Woodruff Rites Sunday

Final rites for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Woodruff will be conducted at the Barry Baptist church Sunday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Ingram, pastor of the Barry Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Woodruff, a life-long resident of Barry, died in the Twilight Home Friday at the age of 79.

She was the widow of the late Sidney Andrew Woodruff.

Surviving are three sons, Preston M. Woodruff and Lawrence T. Woodruff, both of Dallas, and Therbert Woodruff, Houston; a daughter, Miss Willie Fern Woodruff, Terrell, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers, all nephews, will be George Mitchell, Wayne Mitchell, Bruce Watson, Ernest Watson, Buel Robinson and Leo Price.

McCormick Funeral Services is directing.

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Dora Mae Rhodes
Mar. 1, 1902 - Feb. 25, 1918

Young Lady Passes Away.
Miss Dora Rhodes, the 17-year-old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Ross Rhodes, died at the family home in the Cryer Creek community yesterday as the result of a relapse from an attack of measles, and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery
today.

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In Memoriam
On Monday morning, the 25th of February, 1918 the death angel visited the home of Rev. and Mrs. C. R. Rhodes and took from them their dear daughter, Dora.
She was seventeen years old, just in the bloom of life. She was always cheerful and light hearted and was loved by all who knew her.
There is a vacant place in that home that no one else can fill, and she will also be missed so much by all her friends in the school room and church and Sunday School.
We can only say to the loved ones to look to that higher power who has said, "I will not leave you comfortless."
And what a sweet consolation to know that she was ready and willing to go home to her heavenly father I know you would not call her back to this sinful old world if you could.
You can only wait until God calls you home to be with her where there is no more sickness and death, but all is peace and happiness.
She leaves a devoted father, mother two brothers and three sisters, besides
a host of friends to mourn her absence.
Her remains were laid to rest Tuesday in the
Cryer Creek Cemetery, a large concourse of friends followed the remains to the last resting.
You have lost your dear Dora, She has bade this world adieu; She has gone to live with Jesus, And her face is lost from view.
But God had a place in heaven That he wanted to complete; So He took your dear Dora, To fill the vacant seat.
—Written by one who loved her.
R. A.

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Myrtle (Armstrong) Stokes
Jun 25, 1891 - Jan 27, 1996

Myrtle Armstrong Stokes
Myrtle Armstrong Stokes, 104, of Corsicana died Jan. 29, 1996, in Corsicana.
Services were held today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Susie Welch will assist. Burial will follow in
Cryer Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Mrs. Stokes was born June 25, 1891, in Blooming Grove.
She is survived by her nieces, Elizabeth Shows and Jackie Armstrong, both of Emhouse, Frances Hatley of Blooming Grove, Mable Russell of Barry and Nannie Placker of Corsicana; her nephews, Stokes Armstrong of Emhouse, Marshall Massengale of Barry and Gene Armstrong, Jack Armstrong, and Jimmy Armstrong, all of Blooming Grove; and her great nieces Marlene Morgan, Jaynie Johnston and Sue Drain, all of Emhouse.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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George Pruitt Armstrong
Apr 12, 1889 - Mar 12, 1949

G. P. Armstrong Dies Saturday; Rites Pending G. P. Armstrong, aged 60 years, of Blooming Grove, died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning at 1 o'clock following an extended illness. He had been at the Clinic for two weeks. Funeral services are pending the arrival of a son, Clifton Armstrong, U. S. Army, en route home from Alaska. The body of a son, Lloyd Armstrong, killed in action during World War II, is scheduled to arrive home for reburial within the next few weeks, Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Sewell Saunders, Blooming Grove; three sons, Buford Armstrong, Blooming Grove; Billy Armstrong, Dallas, and Clifton Armstrong, U. S. Army; three grandchildren, three brothers, Mose Armstrong Corsicana; L. W. Armstrong. Emhouse, and Sol Armstrong, Blooming; Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Stokes, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Posey Williams, Barry, and other relatives. McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Infant Son Oliver
b & d - Feb 20, 1935

Baby Was Buried At Cryer Creek Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Oliver, who died last night at 9:50 at the family residence, 1903 West Fourth, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Cryer Creek.
Sutherland-McCammon directed the funeral.

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Susanna Louise (Price) Benton
Nov 29, 1846 - Aug 3, 1935

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN WAS BURIED ON SUNDAY

MRS. SUSANNA PRICE BENTON HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF COUNTY FOR 70 YEARS

Mrs. Suzanna Price Benton, aged 88 years, native of Louisiana, but resident of Navarro county for 70 years and of the Black Hills community for 56 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Pike, at Black Hills Saturday afternoon at 4:40 o'clock. The funeral services were held at the Black Hills church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Cryer Creek Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers and Rev. Obe Milburn of Tehuacana, Methodist Protestant ministers. Mrs. Benton was born November 29, 1846, in Louisiana, and came to Grand Saline, Texas, when a small child and lived there until 19 years of age when she came to Navarro county. She was converted at the age of 19 and joined the Methodist Protestant church and lived a loyal and faithful life until her death. The doors of her home were always open for all preachers. Mrs. Benton was the daughter of Dr. Joseph Price and Mary Willbanks Price. She was married to the late Thomas Heart Benton and to this union were born six children, four of whom survive. Surviving are two sons, E. G. Benton, Emhouse, and T. H. Benton, Corsicana; two daughters Mrs. E. N. Thompson, Burkburnett, and Mrs. Pike, Black Hills; nineteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and a brother, D. N. Price, Snyder, Texas and other relatives. The following grandsons were pallbearers: Morris Pike, Black Hills; Clifton Benton, Emhouse; Worth Benton,: Alma; Floyd Thompson, Burkburnett; Donald Thompson, Grandfield, Okla.; Clark Simons, Black Hills, and Robert Spruill, Mexia. Singers were Mrs. Boyce Martin, Mrs. A. L. Absher, S. W. Burdine and H. W. Richardson, all Of Corsicana; and Hugh Parrish and Mrs. Thad Beard, both of Emhouse. The funeral was directed by The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Johnnie Sue Arnett
B&D Aug. 11, 1935

Parents Lose Baby Girl Born Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. John Arnett, 520 North Ninth street had a baby daughter born to them Sunday, August 11, at 8:30 a, m. little Johnnie Sue lived only a few hours, passing away at 11 a. m. Funeral services were held at
Cryer Creek Cemetery where the little darling was laid to rest Monday, August 12 at 11 a. m. Deepest sympathy is extended the bereft parents in the loss of their first child.

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Carolyn Jeanette Arnett
B & D Sep. 2, 1953

Arnett Infant Dies Wednesday
An Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Arnett of Drane died in the Navarro clinic Wednesday.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon but probably will be held sometime Thursday at Cryer Creek.  Surviving are the parents, three brothers Charles, Jesse Thomas and Walter Travis Arnett; three sisters, Nella, Hattie Lee and William Jean Arnett, all of Drane; and grandparents, Mr, and Mrs. W. T. Arnett, Cryer Creek.
Corley will direct.

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Oval Henry Stotts
Sep 22. 1913 - Apr 25, 1993

Oval H. Stotts
Oval H. Stotts,79, of Barry, died April 25, 1993 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roger Teal officiating. Burial will be in the
Cryer Creek Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 22, 1913 in Dirigo, Ky. and was retired from Owens/Illinois Glass Co.

Survivors include his wife, Imogene Stotts of Barry; two sons, Robert Stotts of Dearborn, Mich. and Mitchell Stotts of Corsicana; one daughter, Beverly Jock of Mildred; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Gillen Jr., James Ray Lewis, Raymond Lee Lewis, James Luther, Ted Marr and Gary Dyess.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Mitchell, Marshall Massengale, Clifford Henthorn and James Edwin Watson.

Friends desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Heart and Lung Association, Park Central, 7616 L.B.J. Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas. 75251.

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Sallie (Williams) Brown
May 12, 1870 - Oct 12, 1917

Died at Emhouse.
Sallie Brown, wife of Allen Brown, a well known farmer of Emhouse, died at the family home there last night after a long illness. The deceased is survived by her husband and venerable parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buck Williams, also of the Emhouse community. The remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery this afternoon, and the funeral was largely attended.

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Genirah May (New) Owen
Sep 11, 1866 - Feb 25, 1947

MRS. W. T. OWEN RITES PLANNED THURSDAY AT EMHOUSE CHURCH Mrs. W. T. Owen, aged 80 years, died at her home in Emhouse Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Emhouse Baptist church with Rev. Dan Sharpley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Cryer Creek cemetery. A native of Kentucky. Mrs. Owen had resided in the Emhouse community the past 28 years. Surviving are a son, John Owen, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Zelma Boyte, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lavada Cox, Fort Worth; a step-son, Wade Owen, Post; 23 grand- children and 35 great-grandchildren. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. W. T. OWEN
Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Owen, aged 80 years, who died at her home in Emhouse Tuesday night were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Emhouse Baptist church with Rev. Dan Sharpley, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Owen had resided in Emhouse the past 28 years.

Surviving are a son, John Owen, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Zelma Boyte, Corsicana, and Mrs. LaVada Cox, Fort Worth; a step-son, Wade Owen, Post, Texas; 23 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Earl Brown, A. C. Gray, Jr., W. E. Stewart, Don Thompson, W. H. Farmer and W. C. Ray.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Gertie Fay Brown
Born abt. Nov. 5, 1926 -Dec. 21, 1927

LITTLE CHILD DIED EMHOUSE WEDNESDAY FUNERAL THURSDAY

Little Gertie Fay Brown, the 13 months and 16 days old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brown of Emhouse, died Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock this afternoon after which the remains were laid to rest under a canopy of lovely flowers at 4 o'clock in
Cryer Creek Cemetery.
Deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved parents by their many friends in Corsicana and Navarro.

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Olga Harris
Dec 31, 1898 - Jul 18, 1931

MISS OLGA HARRIS OF EMHOUSE BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Miss Olga Harris, aged 32 years, daughter of Mrs. Ida Harris of Emhouse, who died in the P. and S. hospital early Saturday morning, were held from the Emhouse Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the
Cryer Creek Cemetery. Rev. J. T. Sanders conducted the funeral.
Surviving are her mother and other relatives.
Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Sidney Andrew Woodruff
Apr 6, 1882 - Oct 18, 1938

BARRY RESIDENT IS BURIED THURSDAY; DIED SUDDENLY BARRY
Oct. 21.—S. A. Woodruff, aged 56 years, died suddenly at his home here Tuesday morning with a heart attack. Funeral services were held from the family home Thursday morn- ing at 11 o'clock. Surviving are his wife, four sons, Preston Woodruff, San Antonio; Curtis Woodruff, Fort Worth; Lawrence Woodruff, Barry and Therbert Woodruff, Barry; two daughters, Mrs. Kimes Boswell, Borger and Miss Willie Ferne Woodruff, Barry; four brothers, Oscar and Billy Woodruff, both of Barry; Bennett. Woodruff, Corsicana, and Arthur Woodruff, Edna, and a sister, Mrs. Will Watson, Barry.

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Dave L. McIntyre
Nov 25, 1856 - Dec 11, 1917

Remains Interred Today.
The remians of the late D. L. McIntyre, who died at Cryer Creek Tuesday night, were interred there this afternoon. Rev. W. A. Sanders of Wortham officiated and a large procession followed the remains to the grave.

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Died at Cryer Creek

D. L. McIntyre, aged 65 years, died at his home near Cryer Creek last night. The deceased was for many years a saddler by trade and lived a long time in Corsicana. He is survived by his widow and one son, Everett McIntyre.

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Fern Anthonett (Hagan) Huffman-Gordon
Nov 5, 1915 - Jun 25, 1961

Monday Rites For Mrs. Gordon

Mrs. Fern Gordon, 45, native of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ezra Burns, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Carl Quattlebaum, Central Baptist pastor.

Surviving are her husband, Aubrey Gordon, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. K. A. Kamp and Mrs. Rudy Palmeri, both of Corsicana, and Miss Glenda Gordon, Dallas; two sons, Benny and Charles Huffman, both of Dallas; 10 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Florence Just, Corsican; Mrs. Ruth Stewart, Dallas, and Mrs. Juanita Kachler, San Antonio; a brother, Orville Hagen, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul R. Shultz, Earl Shultz, Wayne Buchanan, John Szenasy, C. H. Allen and A. Owens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 16, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Albert Huffman 2nd husband Aubrey David Gordon buried at Oakwood Cemetery d/o Emmett G. Hagan and Lydia Frances (Hardt) Hagan-Szenasy

Aubrey David Gordon
Sep. 3, 1912 - Apr. 14, 1979

Aubrey Gordon

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Aubrey D. Gordon, 66, resident of Dallas who died Saturday in Dallas. The Rev. David Hale will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 3, 1912 at Emhouse the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thurman Gordon. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Juanita Gordon of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Glenda Ewell of Rowlett, two step-daughters of Corsicana, Mrs. Ruth Ann Palmeri and Mrs. Valeon Kamp both of Corsicana; a stepson, Vincent Lopez Jr. of Dallas; three grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 16, 1979
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Fern Anthonett (Hagan) Huffman-Gordon buried at Zion’s Rest Cemetery 2nd wife Juanita (unk) Lopez-Gordon s/o Charlie Thurman Gordon and Amadee (Coker) Gordon-Toten

Harvey Milton Spickard
abt 1872 - Oct 15, 1923

Remains Interred This Afternoon.

The remains of the late Harvey M. Spickard, aged 52 years, who died at the county hospital yesterday, were interred in the Campbell cemetery ten miles west of here, this afternoon at 3 o’clock, after services at the home of his son-in-law, Guy Hardin, 1316 West Twelfth avenue. The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Cordie Carlos Stovall
Aug 8, 1889 - Jun 16, 1964

Hold Services
Miss Stovall
Funeral for Miss Cordie Stovall, 74, was held Thursday at 10 a.m. from Corley chapel with
burial in Campbell cemetery.
Miss Stovall, a native of Corbet, died in the Hilliard-Bryan Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday night.
Rev. Billy Nichols, Baptist minister, conducted the services, Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128 also conducted rites.
Miss Stovall was a retired telephone operator and nurse. She had been ill for some time.
Survivors include a brother, Joe Stovall, Longansport, La.; five nieces, Mrs. J, D. Estes,
Corsicana; Mrs. Maybelle Turner, Emhouse; Mrs. Viola Travis, and Mrs. Elizabeth Green, Rice; Mrs. Beatrice Rascoe, Garrett; three nephews, Odts Grace, Mount Vernon, Wash.; H. W. Grace, Ennis, and B, H, Grace, Wilmer.
Great-nephews were pallbearers.

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Miss Stovall Dies Tuesday

Miss Cordie Stovall, 74, native of Corbet, died in the Hilliard-Bryan Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Chapel with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

Rev. Billy Nichols, Baptist minister, will conduct the services, Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128 will also conduct rites.

Miss Stovall is a retired telephone operator and nurse. She had been ill for some time.

Surviving are a brother, Joe Stovall, Longansport, La.; five nieces , Mrs. J. D. Estes, Corsicana; Mrs. Maybelle Turner, Emhouse; Mrs. Viola Travis and Mrs. Elizabeth Green, both of Rice; Mrs. Beatrice Rascoe, Garrett; three nephews, Odis Grace, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; H. W. Grace, Ennis, and B. H. Grace, Wilmer.

Great-nephews will be pallbearers.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 17, 1964 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 18, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o John Henry Stovall and Mary Elizabeth (Rogers) Cole –Stovall
  • (Obit says buried in Campbell cemetery but she is in Marshall cemetery)

Arthur Miller Rea
Dec 24, 1890 - Mar 16, 1951

Sunday Services
For Kerens Man
Funeral services for A. M. Rea, 60, who died at his home in Kerens Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 2 p. m. from the McCammon Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister of Trinidad. Burial was in Campbell cemetery.
Native of Navarro county, Rea resided in the Drane community for many years before moving to Kerens.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, L. B. Rea, Kerens, and D. C. Rea, Sanderson; four grandchildren, two brothers, Sloan Rea, San Antonio, and Jack Rea, Corsicana: three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Jordan. Corpus Christi; Mrs. L. W. Keathley and Mrs. Garland C. Kent, both of Corsicana; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jackie Rea, Wesley Rea Keathley, Danny Kent.
W. H. Roland, Doyle Coley and Walter Knight.

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Clarence Ray Bolin
Aug 25, 1897 - May 24, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ARKANSAS MAN HELD HERE TODAY
The body of Ray Bolin, aged 27, who died in El Dorado, Ark., Monday, arrived in Corsicana Wednesday morning. The remains sere interred in the Campbell cemetery near Drane Wednesday afternoon.
He is survived by his wife, two small children, his mother, Mrs. R. I. Bolin, Barry; one sister Mrs. J. B. Woodruff, Barry; two brothers, J. H. Bolin, Corsicana and J. T. Bolin, Ferris.

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FORMER NAVARRO COUNTY MAN DIES ARKANSAS MONDAY

Ray Bolin, aged 27 years, died in El Dorado, Ark., some time Monday and the remains will be shipped to Corsicana Wednesday morning with interment in the Campbell cemetery near Drane some time Wednesday afternoon.

He is survived by his wife, two small children, his mother, Mrs. B. I. Bolin, Barry; one sister, MRs. J. B. Woodruff, Barry; two brothers, J. H. Bolin, Corsicana and J. T. Bolin, Ferris.

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Sarah Ann (Hays) Williams
Apr. 26, 1885 - Jun. 10, 1915

REMAINS INTERRED IN COUNTRY
Funeral of Young Woman Was Very Largely Attended.
The remains of the late Mrs. S. A. Williams, aged 26 years, who died at her home on West Ninth avenue yesterday morning, were taken to the Campbell cemetery, one mile west of Drane, this morning and interment took place there just before noon today. A number of friends from here accompanied the funeral party and many people of the Drane community attended the last sad rites.

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Ambrosio Ybarra, Sr.
Dec 5, 1917 - Jan 5, 1985

Ambrosio Ybarra, Sr.

MERTENS—Ambarcio Ybarra Sr., 68of Mertens, died Saturday at the West Community Hospital.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Catholic Church in Italy with burial in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Isabell; a son, Joe Pena of Louisville, Ky.; two daughter-in-laws, Gloria Ybarra of Mertens and Susie Ybarra of Colorado City, Texas; four grandchildren; four brothers, Domingo Ybarra and John Ybarra both of Italy; Pete Ybarra and Teofilo Ybarra of Beeville and one sister, Juanita Ybarra of Italy.

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Thomas Ybarra
Jan 9, 1960 - Dec 13, 1981

Thomas Ybarra
Thomas Ybarra, 21, of Hermleigh, was killed Saturday night in an automobile accident in Big Spring.

Service is pending with Frost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

His is survived by his wife Susan Ybarra, of Hermleigh; two daughters, Mary Isabelle Ybarra and Amanda Ybarra, both of Hermleigh; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrosio Ybarra Sr., of Mertens; grandfather Francisco Garcia, of Mertens; and one brother Joe Pena of Mertens.

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Ambrosio Ybarra, Jr.
Oct 1, 1956 - Dec 12, 1981

Ambrosio Ybarra Jr.

Ambrosio Ybarra Jr., of Coahoma, was killed in an automobile accident in Big Spring Saturday night. He was 24.

Service is pending with Frost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Ybarra, of Coahoma; one son, Joe Angel Ybarra, of Coahoma; one daughter, Julie Esmeralda Ybarra, of Coahoma; parents Mr. and Mrs. Ambrosio Ybarra Sr., of Mertens; grandfather, Francisco Garcia, of Mertens; and one brother, Joe Pena, of Mertens.

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Isabel (Garcia) Ybarra
May 5, 1921 - Feb 11, 1989

Isabel Ybarra

Isabel Ybarra, 65, of Frost, died Feb. 11, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Epiphany Mission in Italy, with Father Jesus Monogren officiating. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge in arrangements.

She is survived by her father, Francisco Garcia, of Frost; seven sisters, Rufina Arguire, Maria Arguire, Anita Estinoza and Julia Estinoza, all of Frost, Isidra Rodriquez, of Corpus Christi, and Paulina Lambaren and Nicolaca Lambaren, both of Colorado City; two daughters-in-law, Gloria Flores, of Mertens, and Susie Ybarra, of Sweetwater; and four grandchildren.

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Tracy Lee (Norrell) Ybarra
Jul 5, 1972 - May 22, 1998

Frost woman dies in 1-car accident on FM 667
FROM STAFF REPORTS

A one-car accident in the early morning hours today, claimed the life of a 25-year-old Frost woman.

Tracey Lee Ybarra, a Limestone County Detention Officer, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, approximately one mile north of Navarro Mills on FM 667.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety report, evidence at the scene indicates Ybarra was southbound on the farm-to-market road approaching a “moderate left-hand curve.” The report further states that the vehicle—a 1997 green Nissan Sentra four-dour model—left the roadway onto the right-side shoulder then veered back to the left and skidded across west and eastbound lanes, sliding through a ditch and striking a utility pole on the passenger side of the car.

According to DPS officials, Ybarra was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Precinct 2 JP Johnnie Alexander pronounced Ybarra dead at the scene. The body was transported to the Dallas Forensic Center by Corley’s Funeral Home for autopsy. The DPS report states the investigation is not complete.

DPS Trooper Jean Bangasser and DPS Sgt. Kenneth Authier were assisted by the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office in investigating at the scene.

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Tracey Lee Ybarra
Tracey Lee Ybarra, 25, of Frost, passed away Friday, May 22, 1998 in Navarro Mills.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Frost Baptist Church with Dick Moody officiating. Interment will follow in Frost.

She was born July 5, 1972 in Dallas.

Mrs. Ybarra is survived by her husband Gene Ybarra; a son, Cody Ybarra; two daughters, Autumn and Summer Ybarra; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Norrell; brother, Mickey Norrell, all of Frost; three sisters, Pamela Thompson of Seagoville, Shannon Morris and Penny Kay Harris, both of Frost; and a great grandmother, Mrs. Riley Norrell of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Zeke Ybarra, Albert Ybarra, Julian Ybarra, Elijah Thompson, Joshua Thompson and Forest Warren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Ennis Davis
Aug 21, 1905 - Dec 22, 1930

IN MEMORIUM

In memory of Ennis Davis, who was killed by a freight train at Sweetwater, Texas, Dec. 22, 1930, and shipped to Kerens, Dec. 23, and carried to his oldest sister's at DeArmon, and kept over night.

Ennis was born Aug. 21, 1905. He was 25 years, 4 months and 1 day old at his death. He was a member of the Methodist church at Bazette. He was a young man of moral character and had lots of friends who were grieved to learn of his death. He was the baby boy of a family of eight children, 3 girls and 5 boys; Thomas, Robert, Finley and Bennie Davis, all of De Armon, Texas, and Mrs. Ethel Ross of Dearmon, Mrs Arzella Gowan of Eastland, Mrs. Delia Lively of Wilson. All were present at his funeral. The services were conducted by Rev. McAfee of Kerens, and Rev. McCord of Bazette at the Methodist church at Prairie Point, where interment was made. Weep not brothers and sisters, for he has paid the debt we have all got to pay for one by one. We are dropping out and when a loved one leaves this world and we feel that it is our loss and heaven's gain, it is a sweet consolation for we have more treasures in heaven and we should live closer to God and strive the harder to meet our loved ones where there will be no more sad parting and sorrow to come into our home.

Written by a friend.

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Horace Brand "Jack" Donathan
Aug 29, 1893 - July 1, 1958

Jack Donathan Rites Thursday

Funeral services for H. B. (Jack) Donathan, 64, welder, 804 South Nineteenth street, who died Tuesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor of the First Baptist church in Purdon. Burial was in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. Edna Broome, Delta, Colo.; two brothers, Kirk Donathan, Delta, Colo., and Frank Donathan, Amarillo.

Pallbearers were Robert Daniel, Robert Whitehead, Hubert Marshall, Bob Baldauf, Pete Hargraves, and J. M. King.

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Georgia Lee (Washburn) Blissett
Nov 25, 1896 - Jan 17, 1931

Kerens Woman Died In Local Hospital Saturday Afternoon

Mrs. J. A. Blissett, aged 35 years, resident of Kerens, died in the Physicians and Surgeons hospital Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and the body was taken to the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial.

Mrs. Blissett was admitted to the hospital, Dec. 30, 1930.

The funeral will be held in Kerens Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, five children; Ernest, Louise, Gordon, Billie Joe and Wanda Sue Blissett, father, G. R. Washburn, three brothers, Burt, Aud and Charlie Washburn, all of Kerens; and one sister, Mrs. E. J. Gilbert, Fairfield.

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Doris Ella (Cupp) Green
Mar 12, 1927 - May 5, 2012

Mrs. Doris Ella Green, 85, passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2012 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

She was born near Marceline, Mo. in Chariton County on March 12, 1927 to Sterling V. and Ethel M. (Linebaugh) Cupp. She married Charles E. Green on June 9, 1959 in Missouri. They were married 50 years before he died on June 13, 2009. They enjoyed many years of traveling throughout the United States before his death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, three sisters and one nephew.

She is survived by three nieces and several cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with Dave Alexander officiating.

The family wishes to extend many thanks to those who so lovingly cared for her in her final days, the nurses and aides at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, Hand-in-Hand Hospice, and Dr. Rodriguez.

Her many friends will miss her.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army at 212 E. 1st Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Elbert Grantom
Aug 16, 1907 - Apr 17, 1972

J. E. Grantom
BLOOMING GROVE-James Elbert Grantom, 64, a longtime resident here, died Monday afternoon en route to Corsicana's Memorial Hospital from Cedar Creek Lake, where he had been fishing.
Justice of the Peace Aubrey Smith ruled death by natural causes.
The Peace Justice said Grantom, Sammy Saunders and two other men were fishing on the lake when at about 3 p.m., Grantom began to complain of chest pain. He was placed in a car and rushed toward the hospital. By the time they reached Chatfield, the man appeared to have died. An ambulance was summoned by phone at a Chatfield store and Grantom was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel with Dennis Crecelius officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
Grantom had owned and operated a service station here for several years. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Nora Grantom of Blooming Grove; two brothers, George Grantom of Blooming Grove and R. B. Grantom of Ector; a sister, Mrs. Inez Vest of Emhouse.
Pallbearers will be Rufus Putman, Sammie Saunders, Fenner Holditch, William Richards, H. O. Barham, Jr. and Rupert Dozier.

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Tennie Pearl (Hunt) Covington
Jul 21, 1892 - May 15, 1972

Mrs. Covington

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Tennie Covington, 75, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, W. O. Hunt of Frost; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Hodge of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Travis Hunt, Duane Yates, Ethan Melton, Ervin Melton, Alvin Hodge, Jerry Reader, Billy W. Covington and Walter Steffen.

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Mabel Ruth (Carroll) Griffin
Jun 17, 1902 - Jul 3, 1964

Mrs. Griffin
Rites Sunday

BLOOMING GROVE, July –(Spl.) –Funeral services for Mrs. Mable Griffin, 60, of Corsicana, formerly of Blooming Grove, who died Friday in Baylor hospital, Dallas, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Central Baptist church here.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Homer V. Southerland, Jr., pastor of Central. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.
Mrs. Griffin was a native of Dresden.
Surviving are a son, Darrell Griffin, San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Nichols, Dallas; three brothers, Hugh Carroll, Mexia; Leon and William Carroll, both of Kilgore; a sister, Mrs. Cordell Freeman, Burleson; eight grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Samuel Houston “Hugh” McAdams
Dec 11, 1873 - Mar 15, 1957

H. S. McAdams
Rites Saturday
Funeral services for H. S. McAdams, 83, retired farmer, who died Friday morning at the family residence, 310 North Ninth street, were held from the Methodist Church at Dresden Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. C. Taylor, Jr., pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist Church, and Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the First Methodist Church at Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.
A native of Caddo Mills, McAdams had resided at Route 1, Barry, Purdon and Emhouse before moving to Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, E. J. McAdams, Emhouse; H. S. and H. J. McAdams both of Corsicana; five daughters Mrs. O. O. Long, Trinidad; Mrs. Burl Harris, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Edward Able, Houston; Mrs. I R. Scoggins, Purdon, and Mrs. Herman Bell, Frost; 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, John M. McAdams, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were I. R. Scoggins, Burl Harris, Otho Long, Herman Bell, Floyd Armstrong, James Grounds, Gerald Morton and Edward Able.
Corley directed.

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Lela M. (UNKNWON) Birdwell
d. Jan 1971

Birdwell Rites
Set Thursday

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (Sp)—Mrs. Lela M. Birdwell, 88, a former resident of Corsicana and native of Malakoff, died Monday at her home here following an extended illness.

She was the widow of the late R. J. Birdwell who was a traveling Methodist evangelist while still In his 20s. They reared five children, sending them to schools in Texas, and when her husband’s health began to fall, he entered land operations and was one of the early day oil explorers of Texas.
For the past 25 years Mrs. Birdwell resided In California.

Funeral services will be held in San Angelo Thursday at the First Methodist Church at 11:30 am. with the Rev. Elmer J. Hierholzer officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Russell Birdwell of Beverly Hills; a sister, Mrs. Mary Waldrom of Weatherford; and three grand children.

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Truda Bell (Rose) Thompson
Mar. 29, 1884 - Dec. 5, 1976

Mrs. Thompson

Mrs. Truda Thompson, 92, died Sunday in Kerens, after a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Kerens for 51 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Kerens.

Services were at 11 a.m. in the Kerens Church of Christ. Albert Brown, pastor, officiated.

She is survived by Two sons; L. T. Thompson of Kerens and Nello H. Thompson of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Bell Harris of Arlington; Mrs. Margie Rose Hutto of Alvin; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - December 9, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Leonard Coleman Thompson d/o Samuel A. B. Rose and Limida L. (Hargrove) Rose
  • Kerens Cemetery
  • born in Athens, Alabama

William E. McClung
abt. 1905 - Feb. 1978

William McClung

KERENS—Graveside services were Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Kerens City Cemetery for William E. McClung, 73, native of Kerens who was found dead Friday.

The Rev. Glenn Jones officiated.

Survivors included one sister, Mary Pearl Temple of Houston.

Paschal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - February 16, 1978
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Edna Mae (Howell) Smith
May 16, 1900 - Feb 12, 1983

Edna Mae Smith

KERENS—Mrs. Edna Mae Smith, 82, of Houston, died Saturday in Houston.

Service will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Royce Measures will officiate with burial in the Kerens City Cemetery.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kerens. She had lived in Houston for five years and lived most of her life in Kerens.

Survivors are four daughters, Rosa Lee Wiser, Sulphur Springs, Lou Baugh Johnson, of League City, Maricse Cornelius of Fredley, Minn., and Bobbie Fern Gilbert, of Houston; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six brothers, L. B. Howell, of Kerens, Wilson Howell of Cedar Hill, Robert Howell, of Mineral Wells, Jack Howell, of Mineral Wells, Herman Howell, of Kerens and Roy Howell, of Ferris; and one sister, Berdie Radney, of Huntsville.

Pallbearers will be Charles Gilbert, Harvey Cornelius, Craig Johnson, C. D. Radney, Marvin Radney, Kenny Carter and Robert Carter.

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Adolphus Jackson “Dock” Trammell
May 22, 1912 - Dec. 7, 1990

A. J. Trammell

A. J. (Dock) Trammell, 80, of Kerens, died Dec. 7, 1990, at Maywood Manor Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home with Frank Leach officiating. Burial will be in Kerens Cemetery.

He was born May 22,1910, in Haskell County, and had lived in Dallas for 50 years. He also lived in Whitney for about 30 years. He was retired from the Briggs and Weaner Machine Co. in Dallas. He was a Mason and belonged to the Oak Cliff Lodge 75. He was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include one brother, Truett Trammel of Orange; one sister, Mary Fields of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Ora Lue (Denson ) Trammell
Apr 30, 1882 - Mar 5, 1977

Mrs. Trammell
KERENS — Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Lue Trammell, 94, resident of Kerens, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church here.
Officiating will be Rev. Van Houser and Rev. Glenn Jones.
Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.
She is survived by three sons, J. L, Trammell of Kerens, A. J. Trammell of Whitney and T. B. Trammell of Orange; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Fields of Kerens; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Charles Washington Trammell
Mar. 20, 1877 - Mar. 29, 1963

C. W. Trammell Rites Sunday

KERENS, March 30—(Spl.)—C. W. Trammell, 86, retired farmer, died at his home here Friday night following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Kerens Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor, and Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Brownwood, he had resided in this vicinity 42 years. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens, to whom he was married in 1903; four sons, J. L. Trammell, Kerens; W. H. and A. J. Trammell both of Dallas and T. B. Trammell, Orange; one daughter, Mrs. D. F. Fields, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Kate Moser, Honey Grove; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Inmon directs.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 30, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ora Lue (Denson) Trammell married June 21, 1903, Somervell, Texas s/o Joseph Trammell and Sarah (Parden) Trammell

Bunzie (Molloy) Ransom
Jan 01, 1890 - Mar 16, 1960

Mrs. Ransom Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Julian (Dude) Ransom died Wednesday morning at the family home, 1501 West Collin Street.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Decatur, Mrs. Ransom was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church.

A native of Decatur, Mrs. Ransom was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church and spent most of her life in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Keith, George Keith, Allan Molloy, W. A. Lang, W. A. Lang, Jr., Dr. Robert A. Lang, Jimmy Andrews and Joe Wilson.

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Robert Bruce Lang
Oct 10, 1950 - Oct 17, 1950

Infant Dies In P and S Hospital
Robert Bruce Lang, 7-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lang, died at the P. and S. Hospital here shortly after noon Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Surviving are the parents; a twin brother, David Aldrich; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lang and Rev. and Mrs. E. F. Bohmfalk of Fort Worth.

McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, October 17, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • twin to David Aldrich Lang s/o Robert Aldrich “Bobby” Lang and Beveryl (Bohmfalk) Lang grandson of William Allyn Lang and Thelma Isabel (Molloy) Lang and Erwin Frederick Bohmfalk and Grace Bartlett (Woolsey) Bohmfalk
  • Oakwood Cemetery

Billy Joe Brown
Mar 8, 1939 - Apr 29, 2012

Billy Joe Brown, 73, of Malakoff passed away peacefully on April 29, 2012 at home with family by his side. He was born March 8, 1939 in Powell to parents Joe and Ruby Brown. He later moved to Corsicana where he lived most of his life until he retired and moved to Malakoff in 2002.

He served in the United States Air Force from May 25, 1954 to Feb. 21, 1958.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Ruby Brown, and son Cary Earl Brown.

He was survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue Lake Brown; daughter, Karla Brown-Curry and husband Jamie; four granddaughters, Kristin, Chelsea and Katie Woodcock and Taylor Curry; four great grandchildren; two great grandsons; one brother, Lloyd Brown and wife Maggie; brother-in-law, Johnny Lake and wife Lindy; sister-in-law, Kathryn Lake Pipes and husband Tommy; two aunts, Ruth Robinson and Margie Flynn; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Easterling officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Colton Lake, John Ivie, Kyle Miers, Fred Swanson, Mark Coleman, Wendell Warren, Red Shirley and Bill Statham. Honorary pallbearer will be J.B. Sloan.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Billy Bob Boatright
May 28, 1935 - May 1, 2012

Billy Bob Boatright, 76, of Purdon passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Resthaven Memorial Park.

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