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Hattie Ida (Jones) Bates
Jul 16, 1866 - Nov 23, 1919

Mrs. G. W. Bates.
Mrs. Bates, wife of Dr. Bates of Purdon died at the family home Sunday, Nov. 23. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church in Purdon the following Monday. Mrs. Bates leaves her husband, two daughters, Allie Mitchell of Purdon and Mrs. D. E. Dickson of Richland and a brother, Edward Jones of Tucson, Okla., all of whom were with her when the last sad hour came, except the brother. Her remains were buried in Dresden cemetery, Rev. Charles Oberschmidt of Corsicana officiating.

Mrs. Bates was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and had lived a Christian life. She was kind and considerate of others, and was truly a good woman who was loved by all who knew her. May he who doeth all things best for those who love Him comfort the bereaved family.

The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light
Tuesday, December 2, 1919

Memory
In loving memory of Mrs. Hattie I. Bates, wife of Dr. W. A. Bates, who died at her home Nov. 23. Mrs. Bates was born July 16, 1865, in Nevada City, California, and was married to Dr. W. A. Bates, Dec. 16, 1885 in Arizona.

To this union was born two daughters Alva and Winnie. She had been in bad health for several years and the last two months of her life she was a great sufferer. But all that a devoted husband and doctors could do was to no avail except relief at times. From the firs she realized her condition, had no fears of her hereafter, only sorry to leave her family for she knew she was so much needed. She said she felt sorry for the doctor that all her office work would fall on him together with his many other duties would make it hard for him. An says oh, what will doctor and the children do when I am gone if they get sick. I told her God would provide friends and loved ones for them, like He had for her. She says yes that is right for I have no relatives, but he has given me friends I love as well and said she believed God would make all things right. It was the privilege of the writer to personally know Mrs. Bates, I can there fore from personal knowledge bear loving testimony in all her relations of life as a wife, mother and friend.

She daily shone as a living example of the highest type of Christian womanhood for her rare charm and manner, she was beloved by all who knew her and death to all is a personal sorrow yet a happy release to her, she was a woman who lived for truth and right as she saw it judged by this standard, those whom she has left behind cannot but accord to her the highest honor and be impressed to try and live so we can meet her where there is no sad separations, but eternal joy, let us fix our hope on the Blessed Savior by faith, let us give our hearts to him in love and our lives to his service and then joyfully await the blessed hour when he shall come in his glory to call us one by one to the mansion he has prepared for all those that love Him.

She was laid to rest in Dresden cemetery, Monday, Nov. 24th, funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt. She leaves a husband, Dr. Bates of Purdon, two daughters, Alva and Winnie, two little granddaughters, Mildred and Dorothy and one brother in Arizona, and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Written by one who loved her.
M.A.F.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Friday, December 5, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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DIED AT PURDON YESTERDAY

Highly Esteemed Lady Had Been Sick Many Months

Mrs. Bates, wife of Dr. W. A. Bates, died at the family home in Purdon yesterday after a long illness, and the remains were interred at Dresden this afternoon. Rev. Dr. Charles Oberschmidt officiating. The deceased had lived at Purdon for many years, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Allie Mitchell of Purdon and Mrs. Winnie Dixon of Dawson.

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Charles J. “Charlie” Elkins
Jul. 16, 1884 - Jan. 6, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHARLES ELKINS BE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Charley Elkins of Barry, aged 39 years, who died here at an early hour Thursday morning, will be held some time Friday with interment in the Dresden cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, four children, mother, Mrs. Bettie Elkins, Wellington, Texas; two brothers, L. H. Elkins of Wellington, Texas, formerly tax assessor of Navarro county; Leonard Elkins of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Edna Key of San Antonio, and a number of other relatives.

Mr. Elkins was well known in the Barry community where he resided most of his life.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - January 7, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lola Doris (Mosley) Elkins s/o Allen Knight Elkins and Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” (Bennett) Elkins

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHAS. ELKINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Charley Elkins, aged 39 years, who died here at an early hour Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Dresden cemetery.

The funeral cortege left the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors at 12:30 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Sewell, pastor of the Church of Christ of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, four children, mother, Mrs. Bettie Elkins, Wellington, Texas; two brothers, L. H. Elkins, Wellington, Texas, Leonard Elkins, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Edna Key, San Antonio and numerous other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 7, 1927 - Submitted by Diane Richards


Patsy "Pattie" (Haden) Taylor
Aug 28, 1857 - June 1, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT OF COUNTY PASSED AWAY SATURDAY

Mrs. Patty Taylor, aged 72 years, died Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at her home in the Zion’s Rest community. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the First Christian church and will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The hour of the funeral has not been announced.

Surviving are three sons, Jan Taylor, Olden; Hayden Taylor, Dallas; James Taylor, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Smith, Mrs. Lois Thornell, Mrs. Josephine Brown, Pawhuska, Okla.; and Mrs. Cecil Foster, Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Tuesday, June 4, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Olga "Ollie" (Derryberry) Carroll
Feb 19, 1886 - Dec 5, 1913

Mrs. Amos Carroll Dead.

Mrs. Amos Carroll died at the family residence near Dresden last Friday of appendicitis, following an operation. She leaves a husband and several small children. Her remains were interred in Dresden cemetery Saturday.

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  • Corsicana Democrat & Truth - December 11, 1913
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Alice (Vaughn) Melton-Thomas
Feb 6, 1866 - Jan 13, 1950

Mrs. Alice Thomas Died Friday At Residence Here

Mrs. Alice (Melton) Thomas died at the family residence, 930 West Eleventh avenue, Friday night at 11:45 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. L. Craig, pastor of the church, and Rev. Martin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, T. T. Thomas, Corsicana; two sons, Hubert B. Melton, Washington D. C., and Marvin H. Melton, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. A. C. Bunch, Mexia; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. A. J. Turk, Hillsboro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Howard West, Gilbert Southerland, Edd Slaughter, Roy E. Cawthorne, John W. Nutt and Rufus Nutt.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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James Madison McNabb
Nov 10, 1854 - Jan 10, 1937

AGED RESIDENT OF PURDON COMMUNITY BURIED AT DRESDEN

James M. McNabb, aged 82 years, long time resident of the Purdon community, died at his home in Purdon Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock. The funeral was held from the family home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lester
Roloff, Baptist minister, of Waco.

Surviving are his wife, eight children, Mrs. B. Woodard, Purdon; Mrs. C. B. Gristed, Purdon; Mrs. N. L. Adkins, Purdon; Jimmy McNabb, Dallas; Marvin McNabb, Rio Vista; Homer McNabb, Purdon; Mrs. H. T. Caffey, Anson, and Mrs. B. D. Vaughn, of Pampa, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Zack Ethan Melton Sr.
May 5, 1878 - Jan 20, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR DRESDEN RESIDENT HELD ON MONDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, Texas, Jan. 21—(Spl) –Zack E. Melton, aged 67 years, died at his home in the Dresden community Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Dresden Methodist church with Rev. F. T. Fisher, former pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the committal service in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, who was Miss Annie Hollingsworth before her marriage; three daughters, Mrs. L. M. Clark, Miss Vera Melton and Mrs. Norman Brister; three sons, Sam, J. E. Jr. and Roy Melton; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, mother, Mrs. J. E. Melton, three brothers, a sister and other relatives.

McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, January 22, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Roy Currington
Oct 16, 1904 - Feb 6, 1931

IN LOVING MEMORY

On Friday night, Feb. 6, 1931, the death angels hovered over the home of Ben Thompson, and took away our loving brother William Roy Currington. He was sick only a few days. He was 26 years, 3 months, and 10 days old when the Lord called him home our of his suffering.

He leaves to mourn his death a father, four sisters, two brothers, and his uncle and aunt, Ben and Dorintha Thompson. He was laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery, Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Yes, our dear brother is gone,
The voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled.
But God in his wisdom
Looking down from above,
Said I have room for you,
In my garden of love.
So come up higher
And dwell in heaven with me.
You shall share my glory,
Throughout all Eternity.
You shall share my glory
‘Tis so hard to give him up,
His form no more to see
Yet our one consolation,
We’ll meet in Eternity.
Yes dear brother though we grieve
We know you’re happy there,
And some day we, too,
Shall reach that home so fair,
Some day we’ll meet you
And clasp glad welcoming hands,
On the happy golden strand.
Through dark the way,
Still sing and praise,
Some time, some day we’ll understand.

Written by his sisters,
Essie and Zelma Currington

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - May 19, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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William Roy Currington died Friday night, Feb 6. He was buried in the Dresden cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. Bruce M. Cox of Barry conducted the funeral services.
Clarence Currington of Wortham was here to attend the funeral of his brother, William Roy Currington Saturday.

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Feb 13, 1931

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DRESDEN
DRESDEN, Feb. 12.—(Spl.)—Most everybody near Dresden attended the funeral of Bud Currington, who was buried last Saturday in Dresden cemetery. Bud was well known in Dresden, having lived there several years, but the last few years he had lived in the Alliance Hall community.

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ALLIANCE HALL

ALLIANCE HALL, Feb. 12.—(Spl.)—William Roy Currington died Friday night, Feb. 6. He was buried in the Dresden cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. Bruce M. Cox of Barry conducted the funeral service.

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William E. Hollingsworth
Apr 19, 1913 - Apr 12, 1974

W. E. HOLLINGSWORTH

BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bradl4ey Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove for William E. Hollingsworth, 60, resident of Fort Worth, who died Friday at Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.

He was a former city marshall of Blooming Grove.

Rev. Ronnie Chesser, First Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Billy W. Hollingsworth of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Viva Jones of Corsicana; a brother, Everett Hollingsworth of Corsicana; and five grandchildren.

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Clara Mae (Cates) Pricer-Gray-Crye
Aug 1, 1931 - Apr 8, 1974

Mrs. Crye

BLOOMING GROVE, Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Baptist church for Mrs. Clara Crye, 42, who died suddenly in Waco.

Rev. Ken James, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Duane Crye of Waco ; two sons Homer Pricer of Axtell and Dicky Pricer, with the U. S. Army, Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Mary McGraw of Blooming Grove; a step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara Needham of Belmead; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Cates of Blooming Grove; a brother Elton Cates of San Antonio; five sisters, Mrs. Aline Atwood of Tyler, Mrs. Marcine Pollard of Arlington, Mrs. Dixie Leathers of Mt. Calm, Mrs. Katie Golden and Mrs. Doris Hinkle, both of Mesquite, and five grandchildren.

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Bruce Carleton Cagle
Jan 6, 1916 - Dec 26, 1976

Bruce Cagle

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Bruce Cagle, 60, of Corsicana who died Sunday in Dallas.

The Rev. Claude Holcomb officiated with burial following at the Dresden Cemetery.

Cagle was a native of Corsicana and was a retired machinist with Bethlehem Supply. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea.

Survivors include two brothers; Buford Cagle Dallas and Raymond Cagle, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. A. G. Harper, Odessa; one niece, Mrs. R. D. Carter, Odessa.

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Norman Chambers
Jun 27, 1898 - Jun 12, 1976

N. Chambers
Services are pending at Griffin's Funeral Home for Norman Chambers, 77, who died Saturday afternoon.
Claude Holcomb will officiate with burial following in Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, James Chambers of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Jewel Freeman of Littlefield; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Mary Frances Atkinson of Corsicana.

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James Franklin “Jim” Howard
Aug 30, 1889 - July 25, 1963

Jim Howard, 73,
Dies Thursday
James Franklin (Jim) Howard, 73, of 421 West Sixth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Howard, Corsicana; four sons, Don Howard, Louisiana; Jack Howard, Dallas, and Jordan Howard, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Waggoner and Mrs. Troy Sharber both of Dallas; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

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Hold Services For Jim Howard

Funeral services for James Franklin (Jim) Howard, 73, of 421 West Sixth avenue, who died in Memorial hospital Thursday night, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon chapel with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill R. Coleman, Powell Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Don Howard, Corsicana; Charles Howard, Louisiana; Jack Howard, Dallas; and Jordan Howard, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Waggoner and Mrs. Troy Sharber, both of Dallas; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. W. Klutts, Lonnie Hair, J. W. Wilkerson, Addie Ray, Buddy Kennemore and J. C. Payne.

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Martha (Buckingham) Gillean
Aug 1, 1886 - Sep 8, 1963

Mrs. Gillean
Rites Monday
Mrs. Martha Gillean, 77, nativ of Gallatin, Tenn,, but resident of Frost most of her life
died Sunday morning. She was the widow of the late Bruce Gillean of Frost.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel in Frost with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church in Frost.
Surviving are a cousin, Mrs. Ruth Russell, Gallatin, Tenn.; three nieces, Mrs. John Ulrich, Albuquerque, N. M.; Mrs. Thomas D. Ross. Madison, Tenn., and Mrs. Don Harrington, Amarillo.
Pallbearers were Odis Hamby, W. F. Bonnett. Raymond Jones, J. C. Young, Tom Hooser, and Frank Johnson.

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Ross Ellise "Ray" Selby
Nov 10, 1887 - Jun 6, 1963

Ross E. Selby
Services Held
Funeral services for Ross E. Selby, 75, of Ennis, who died in Fort Worth Thursday, were held Saturday, at 3 p.m. from the Keever Chapel in Ennis. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.
Native of Ferris, he moved to Navarro county near Frost when a child and he was a farmer until his retirement in 1958 and then moved back to Ennis. He resided in the Raleigh community for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife of Ennis; two sons, Emmett and Wayne Selby, both of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Corrigan Moore, Avalon; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Gordon Bankston; two half-sisters, Mrs. Pearl Swanor of Axtell and Mrs. Bessie Ashley of Baytown.

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Bettie Jean (Portwood) Gorden
Nov 22, 1929 - May 4, 1953

Frost Resident Expires Monday
Mrs. Betty Jean Gordon, 23, of Frost, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 11 a, m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev, G. L. Johnson, pastor of the First Assembly of God church.
Surviving are her husband, Edwin F. Gordon, and three sons, James Edwin, Jimmy Ray and Jerry Don Gordon, all of Frost; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Portwood; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Helen French and Misses Willie Lorene and Nannie B. Portwood, and grandmother, Mrs. Lizzie Glasgow, all of Corsicana.

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Ruth (Hadley) Hale
Apr 8, 1892 - Feb 12, 1977

Mrs. Hale
Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ruth Hadley Hale, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Evergreen Nursing Home, The Rev. Gene Gardner and the Rev. Uriah Stegman were to officiate, with burial following at Dresden Cemetery.
She was a native of Dresden, lived in Navarro County all her life and lived 60 years in Corsicana.
Survivors include her husband, H. B. Hale of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Starks of Corsicana; and a brother, W.D. Hadley of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Harry Rogers, Robert Baldauf, Frank Leathers, Wayne Mitchell, Leslie Hadley, and Don Hatley.

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Jeanetti Ardell “Nettie” Burns
Nov 13, 1874 - Mar 4, 1975

Miss Burns
FROST - Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frost Methodist Church for Miss Jeanetti Ardell Burns, 100, who died yesterday in the Silver Leaves Nursing Home in Garland.
Rev. Frank Williams will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.
Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. Myrtle Grant of Dallas, Mrs. Jewel Moore of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Lean Mahaney of Lubbock, three great-nieces, one great-great-niece, and four great-great-nephews.
She was a member of the Frost Methodist Church 94 years and was a resident of Frost most of her life.

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Claisa Othella "Clara" (Green) Stewart-Toten-Wright
May 6, 1895 - Jan 17, 1975

Mrs. Wright
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Clara Wright, 79, who died Friday in Overton.
Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband V.A. Wright of Overton; a son, James C. Wright of Houston; three daughters, Miss Maydell Wright of Overton, Mrs. Bobbie Grace of Fayetteville, N.C. and Mrs. Billie Hale of Kilgore;
three sisters, Mrs. Martha Young, Mrs. Ollie Green, and Mrs. Sue Webb all of Corsicana; and 17 grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Collin Green, J.C. Green, Marion Green, Benny Green, Irvin Green, and Truitt Green.

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Dorothy May Barnes
Oct 7, 1907 - Jan 16, 1975

Dorothy Barnes
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dresden Cemetery for Miss Dorothy Barnes, 67, resident of Groves, Tex., who died Thursday in Port Arthur.  Arrangements are by Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.  She was a retired school teacher and former resident of Barry.  Survivors include two brothers, Roland Barnes of Corpus Christi and Kirksey Barnes of Barry; and a sister Mrs. Reba Allbritton of Groves.

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Miss Barnes
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dresden Cemetery for Miss Dorothy Barnes, 67, resident of Groves, Tex. who died Thursday in Port Arthur. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Walter Marcum will officiate.
Survivors include two brothers and a sister.
Pallbearers include Lowell Reed, Roger Johnson, Jimmy Nicholson, Byron Percy, Roy Massengale, and Leone Reed.

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Earl “Shorty” Hollingsworth
May 6, 1900 - Jul 9, 1959

Dresden Man Dies
Thursday Mowing Lawn
Earl (Shorty) Hollingsworth, 59, long-time Dresden resident, died at his home Thursday morning. He was mowing grass at his home when stricken. Hollingsworth was a school bus driver for the Blooming Grove School District for many years. A neighbor, W. E. (Doodle) Boyd who was building a store near Hollingsworth’s house discovered his neighbor after the seizure. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon Friday but will be held from the Dresden Cemetery, probably sometime Sunday. A son is en route from Germany, the Red Cross reported. Hollingsworth was born at Frost and had resided at Dresden for 21 years. He was a farmer, bus driver, and formerly operated a store at Dresden. Surviving are his wife of Dresden; two sons, Gene Hollingsworth, Dallas, and Billy E. Hollingsworth, U. S. Army in Germany; six brothers, Will and Harvey Hollingsworth, both of Frost; Roy Hollingsworth, Milford; Clyde Hollingsworth, Barry; Jim Hollingsworth, Blooming Grove, and Claude Hollingsworth, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Eula Jackson, Frost; two grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Hollingsworth
Rites Planned
Funeral services for Earl (Shorty) Hollingsworth, 59, of Dresden, who died of a heart attack Thursday morning, will be held from the Dresden Methodist church, probably Sunday afternoon. The time is uncertain pending the arrival of a son, Billy E. Hollingsworth, U.S. Army in Germany, en route home for the rites. The services will be conducted by Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church of Corsicana. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are his wife of Dresden, two sons, Gene Hollingsworth, Dallas, and Billy E. Hollingsworth, U. S. Army; six brothers, Will and Harvey Hollingsworth, both of Frost; Roy Hollingsworth, Milford; Clyde Hollingsworth, Barry; Jim Hollingsworth, Blooming Grove, and Claude Hollingsworth, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Eula Jackson, Frost; two grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service
directs.

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Elizabeth Jane "Betsy" (Spencer) Brown
Feb 9, 1867 - Jan 4, 1923

Died at the P. and S.
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, wife of Giles Brown, aged 53 years, died at the P. and S. hospital at 5:30 this morning and the remains will be interred tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Dresden Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband and a daughter.

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In Memoriam.

The Death Angel visited the home of J. L. Brown January 4, 1923, and claimed for its victim his dear loving companion, Mrs. Betsy Jane Brown. They resided on Tenth avenue, Corsicana. She was taken ill Sunday night, being sick only a short time. She bore her suffering with patience.

To know Mrs. Brown was to love her. She lived a Christian life at home and before her home folks. She was devoted to her church duty as long as she was able. We can only say to her bereaved ones, weep not as those who have no hope, for our loss is Heaven’s gain. We can only look forward to the time when we can meet her. We wouldn’t call her back to this world of sorrow, pain and woe, which we know she is at rest.

Mrs. Brown was born in Colbin, Oklahoma, on February 9, 1969. She was married to J. L. Brown in the year 1889. To this union was born only one girl. She professed faith in Jesus Christ in 1893 and united with the M. E. Church the same year. She lived a life that was a shining light to every one. She leaves a husband, a daughter, three grandchildren, a brother, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Bro. J. A. Watts preached the funeral service before a sorrowing congregation. She was then laid to rest in Dresden cemetery January 5th.

We can only say to the sorrowing ones, to look to Jesus for comfort, because he has promised to be with us in our troubles.

A FRIEND.

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Richard Griffin
Apr 18, 1911 - Feb 8, 1918

Died at P. & S. Hospital.
Richard Griffin, aged six years and ten months, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Griffin of Richland, died in the P. & S. hospital last night following an operation fro puss on his lungs some days ago, and the remains were interrered at Dresden this afternoon, the family having formerly lived in that community. Besides his parents the little fellow is survived by several brothers and sisters, two of the former being with the army at Camp Kelley, San Antonio.

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Shirley Ann Scoggins
Dec 13, 1953 - Dec 13, 1952

Graveside Rites
Held For Infant
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 15—(Spl.)—Graveside rites were held Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Dresden Cemetery for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Scoggins.  The infant died at Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Saturday afternoon.  McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Ermit Jefferson Sykes
May 31, 1900 - May 24, 1974

E. J. Sykes
BLOOMING GROVE --Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church for E .J. Sykes, 73, who died Friday morning at the Evergreen Nursing Home.  Burial was at Dresden Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Chesser officiating.  Arrangements were handled by Griffin Funeral Home.  Survivors include his wife, Modenia Sykes of Dallas; one son, Ballard Sykes of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Bryant of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. W.E. Patterson of Waxahachie; one brother, Troy Sykes of Corsicana; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a number of nephews.
Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.

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James Clinton “Clint” Hollingsworth
Sep 15, 1892 - May 26, 1958

Native Of Frost Expires Monday

FROST, May 27 — (Spl.) — Funeral services for James Clinton Hollingsworth, 65, who died late Monday afternoon at his home here will be held at 4 p.m. today (Tuesday) from the Frost Baptist Church.
Rev. O. L. McCollum, Ennis Baptist minister and formerly pastor of the Fairview Baptist Church at Raleigh, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Oral Cogswell, present pastor the Fairview church.
Hollingsworth was a retired farmer and a native of Frost.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers, and interment will be in the Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include the widow, Frost; a son, James Hollingsworth, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Sue Jenkins of the Hamrock community near Italy; seven brothers— Will and Harvey Hollingsworth of Frost, Claude Hollingsworth of Waco, Jim Hollingsworth of Blooming Grove, Earl Hollingsworth of Dresden, Clyde Hollingsworth of Barry and Roy Hollingsworth, Mertens; a sister, Mrs. Eula Jackson, Frost; three grandchildren; and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Andrew Jackson Smith
May 13, 1888 - Oct 12, 1943

RITES ON WEDNESDAY FOR A. J. SMITH BURIAL AT DRESDEN

Funeral services for A. J. Smith, age 55, who died at his home here Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jock Goff officiated and burial was in Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving ars his wife, Corsicana; a son, LeGrand Smith, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Grover S. Melton, Corsicana; Mrs. Allman Watt, Frost; Mrs. C. R. Brown, Emhouse; two brothers, Jess Smith, Ranger; Elbert Smith, Vallejo, Calif., and other relatives.  Pallbearers were Leon Melton, E. L. Brown, Sam Curry, Fred Warren, Donald Palmer and Jack
Medley.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Bentley
born & died Feb. 7, 1943

Infant Daughter Of Purdon Couple Buried on Monday Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Bentley of Purdon were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dresden Cemetery where interment, was made. Rev. T. R. Vaughn conducted the rites. The child died at the family home Sunday night.
Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Minefee, Purdon; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bentley, Powell; four brothers, Albert, David, Dale and Donald Ray; a sister, Katy May, all of Purdon, and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Marshall Jackson Massengale
Aug 20, 1912 - Apr 08, 2000

Marshall J. Massengale
Marshall J. Massengale, 87, of Barry passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000 in Mansfield.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Porter and the Rev. Britt Young officiating. Interment will follow in at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Mr. Massengale was born Aug. 29, 1912 in Barry. He was a farmer and rancher, a 50-year member of AF&AM Masonic Lodge No. 839 of Barry and a member of the Barry United Methodist church.
He was preceded in death by sister, Lois Gillen; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Massengale; brother Roy Massengale; and three sisters, Viola McGraw, Ethel Stover, and Clara Williams.
Mr. Massengale is survived by his wife, Lena Dell Massengale of Barry; two sisters, Nannie Placker of Corsicana and Mable Russell of Cedar Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Macle A. "Macie" (Williams) Posey
May 5, 1916 - May 7, 1998

Macle Posey
Macle Posey, 82, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998, in Corsicana.
Services are 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. B. Suzy Welch and Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Greg Murray, Matt Murray, Calvin Drain, Howard Drain, Brent Duren, Darel Posey and Gary Costen.
Mrs. Posey was born in Barry on May 5, 1916 to Dave and Ora Williams, the fifth of six children. She was a member of Emhouse Methodist church since 1956.
Mrs. Posey is survived by her husband of 57 years, Roy Posey of Corsicana; son, Charles Posey of Dallas; sister, Juanita Stillwell of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Posey was preceded in death by her brother, Loyd Williams; and sisters, Frankie Craig, Bessie Moore and Fay Harper.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Nannie Lee (Barr) Massengale
Jun 21, 1905 - Jun 11, 1994

Nannie L. Massengale
Nannie Lee Massengale, 88, of Corsicana, died June 11, 1994, in Corsicana.
Services were 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home, with Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.
She was born June 21, 1905, in Cryer Creek. She was a member of Barry First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Massengale.
Survivors include one son, Billy W. Massengale of Fort Levenworth, Kan.; one granddaughter, Catherine Massengale of Lubbock, Texas; and one sister-in-law, Lenna Dell Massengale of Barry, Texas.
Pallbearers were Steve Nicholson, Hugh Nicholson, Dan Nicholson, Jim Nicholson, Joe Reed and Jerry Reed.

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Alva Martin Russell, Judge
May 9, 1900 - Feb 24, 1987

A. M. Russell
A. M. “Judge” Russell, 86, of Barry, died Tuesday at Cedar Creek Lake.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
He was a native of Navarro County, retired carpenter and farmer, a Mason and a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Russell of Barry; a daughter, Billie Jo Ragsdale of Cedar Creek Lake; two grandsons; three nieces; and a nephew.
Pallbearers will be J. E. Watson, Leone Reed, J. F. Reed, Lowell Reed, Carroll Boswell, Ike Beam, George Mitchell, Roger Johnston, and Ovel Stotts.

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Roy William Massengale
Sep 15, 1903 - Dec 22, 1991

Roy W. Massengale
Roy William Massengale, 88, died Dec. 22, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were 1 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Smith and the Rev. Frank Williams officiating.
He was a member of the Board of Stewards, Secretary and Treasurer of the Barry Methodist Church for 50 years. He was a retired farmer and rancher and was a Texaco dealer for 35 years.
Survivors include his wife, Nannie Lee Massengale of Barry; one son, Billy W. Massengale of Fort Levenworth, Kas.; one granddaughter, Catherine Massengale of Lubbock; one brother Marshall Massengale of Barry; one sister, Mable Russell of Barry; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jim Nicholson, Joe Reed, Jerry Reed, James Edwin Watson, John Wade Braly and Carroll Boswell.

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Victor Mills "Red" Malone
July 5, 1926 - Nov 7, 1974

FROST—Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mertens Baptist Church for V.M. (Red) Malone, Jr., 48, who died Thursday in Waco following a brief illness. The Rev. Bill Smith, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at the Dresden Cemetery under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
He was an employee of Precinct Four in Navarro County.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Syble Malone of Frost; two sons, Timothy Malone and David Malone of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Vickie Hanna of Corsicana; one brother, Floren Malone of Frost; seven sisters, Mrs. Laverne Elmore of Mertens, Mrs. Maureen DeVore of Mexia, Mrs. Kathryn Horton of Mertens, Mrs. Jackie Anderson of Waco, Miss Jerry Malone of Garland, Mrs. Judy Schronk of Waco, and Mrs. Joy Kelly of Frost; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bill Elmore, Billy Elmore, Woodrow Watson, Billy Hargrove, D'Wayne Watson, and Noble Downey.

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John William Ritter
Mar 12, 1891 - Feb 9, 1974

John Ritter
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel for John Ritter, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
He was a native of Frost and had lived in Corsicana since 1959. He was retired from the Lone Star Gas Co. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. John Ritter of Corsicana; one son, John Melton Ritter of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Fay Scanlin of Houston; four grandchildren; one brother, Earl Ritter of Dawson; and one sister, Mrs. Erma Spain of Malakoff.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Elvin Doyle "Chick" Reed
Apr 14, 1912 - Apr 10, 1982

E. D. (Chick) Reed
E. D. (Chick) Reed, 69, of Corsicana, Died Saturday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Eugene Wood and Dr. Tom Graves will officiate with burial in Dresden Cemetery.
He was a native of Barry and member or the Barry Baptist church. He had been in the real estate and insurance business for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Chick Reed, of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Supercinski of Longview, and Mrs. Sandra Hancock of Nacogdoches; one sister, Mrs. Marshall Massengale, of Barry; two brothers, Lowell Reed and Leone, Reed, both of Barry; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Scott, Vernon Harwell, Wendell Brister, Howe French, C. A. Livingston, Johnny Chirofis, Coy Phillips and Charlie Watkins.

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Jerry Ronald Carroll
Mar 29, 1948 - Apr 5, 1965

Thursday Rites
Emhouse Youth
Final rites for Jerry Ronald Carroll, 17, who died Monday, will be held from the Emhouse Baptist church Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The service will be conducted by Rev. A. O. Hendry, pastor of the church, and Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Carroll, Emhouse; a brother, Charles L. Carroll, Germany; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Heath Blake, Purdon, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Howard Brewer, David McDaniel, Pat Seely, Bobby Brown, Charles Collier, Johnny Seaton, Ronald Lynch, Travis Parrish, Lloyd Gillen, Jr., and Frankie Horton.

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Rawl Rufus Ritter
Dec 2, 1895 - Apr 14, 1971

Ritter Rites
Funeral services for Mr. R. R. Ritter, 75, of Corsicana will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.
Ritter died Wednesday at his home.
A retired carpenter and a veteran of World War I, he was born on December 2, 1895 in Navarro County. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. R. R. Ritter of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Ingram of Corsicana, two grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Ritter of Dawson and John Ritter of Corsicana and one sister, Mrs. C. O. Spain of Malakoff.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Nora Compton
Jul 12, 1884 - May 3, 1971

Compton
Funeral rites were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Miss Nora Compton, 86, longtime Corsicana resident who died Monday. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated.  Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.  Surviving are one sister and several nieces and nephews.

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Compton

Miss Nora Compton, 86, a resident of Corsicana for 21 years, died Monday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and Corsicana Rebekah Lodge.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating.

Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Cora Bates of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Putman, George Chappell, Hubert Percival, J. H. Compton, Basil Herod and David Herod.

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N. Evelina "Effie" (Johnson) Hollingsworth
Mar 15, 1853 - Feb 13, 1934

PIONEER RESIDENT FROST COMMUNITY BURIED WEDNESDAY
FROST, Feb. 17.—Funeral services for Mrs. Sam Hollingsworth, 81, pioneer resident of this community, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. P. Cagle.
She had been living on the family farm six miles south of Frost for the past 60 years.
Surviving are six children, Sam Hollingsworth, Miss Lillie Hollingsworth and Oscar Hollingsworth, all of Frost; Coleman Hollingsworth, Dallas; Mrs. Annie Melton, Dresden; and Mrs. Flossie Selby, Emmett; 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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Grover Cleveland “Cleve” Stubblefield
Nov 4, 1883 - June 18, 1948

G. C. STUBBLEFIELD FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT FROST
FROST, June 19—(Spl.)--G. C. Stubblefield; 64, retired farmer, died at his home here Friday following
an extended illness.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church here Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church.
Surviving are his wire, Frost; a son, Cecil Stubblefield, Frost, and a daughter, Mrs. Annie Pearl Ferguson,
Brandon.
He had resided here a number of years.
McCormick's Funeral Service directed.

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Roger Phillips
Mar 13, 1942 - Mar 13, 1942

Infant Died Local Hospital; Burial At Dresden Saturday
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Phillips, Frost Route 2, died Friday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Dresden where interment was made.
Surviving are the parents, grandparents, and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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David Fletcher Fields
Sep 6, 1841 - Aug 31, 1911

West End News.
Dear Editor and Chats: This leaves us with sad hearts. On last Thursday morning Mr. D. F. Fields, who lived near Raleigh, was called to answer his last roll call. Mr. Fields was one of the old ex-Confederates and on Friday morning a large crowd gathered at the home of Mr. Fields and found his dear companion, children and other relatives weeping and mourning over one they loved. There were ten of the old veterans in the crowd who acted as pallbearers, as follows: I. N. Wilkinson, 71 years of age; J. C. Matthews, 70; Uncle Frank Hagle, 77; R. J. Wright, 74; S. S. Hollingsworth, 64; Wesley French, 64; Rev. Watts, 64; J. A. Tullos, 65. At 10 a. m. the hearse was on hand to convey the remains to the Dresden Cemetery and a large crowd followed them to their last resting place. Rev. Walter Griffith of Frost made a short but appropriate talk at the grave. He spoke highly of Mr. Fields’ bravery as a soldier and of his life as a Christian gentleman since the war and as a good citizen which all present knew were but facts. Mr. Fields was 70 years of age and will be badly missed in his community and at the old soldiers’ reunions, for he never failed to attend one far or near. Your scribe has been knowing Mr. Fields nearly 40 years. He was a good husband, a good father and a good citizen; a true democrat and seemed to feel proud of the lost cause and the few old comrades who were left to tell the tale. Now, dear ones, all we can do is to say farewell and try to live so that when we are called to go that we will be ready to meet Bro. Fields where all is love and death and parting shall be no more. This whole community joins me with a sad heart in sympathy for his dear old companion and children and other relatives. Now I want to say to you old gray-heads who served in the civil war, go slow and aim true, for our time here on this good old earth is short. There were only ten of the old veterans who attended the funeral of Mr. Fields and their ages ran as follows: 71, 70, 77, 74, 64, 64, 64, 65, 78, 80, and their ages amount to 707.

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Mary Matilda “Molley” (Gillean) Chamberlin
Aug 16, 1857 - Oct 5, 1925

PROMINENT FROST LADY DIED AT HER HOME ON MONDAY
Special to the Sun.  Frost, Oct. 6.—Mrs. Molley Chamberlain, aged 68 years, died at her home here Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock and the remains were interred Tuesday afternoon in Dresden cemetery at 4 o'clock.  The deceased was a member of the Roman Catholic church.  The deceased is survived by six nous, Alf Chamberlain, Frost; Ben Chamberlain, Frost; Leo Chamberlain, Dallas; Prince Chamberlain, Port Arthur; Lou Chamberlain, Port Arthur; Lawrence Chamber, Port Arthur; one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Crockett, Robston, brothers, H. C. Gillian, Frost, Dr. Gillian, Dallas, and Ed Gillian, Dallas, also survive.  The deceased has been a resident of this community practically all of her life.

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Death of Frost Lady

Mrs. Molley Chamberlain, aged 68, died at her home in Frost Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock and the remains were enterred [sic] Tuesday afternoon in Dresden cemetery at 4 o'clock.

The deceased was a member of the Rowan [sic] Catholic church. She is survived by six children.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 9, 1925
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ruben Taylor Burns
Jan 8, 1877 - Feb 25, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES
FOR R. T. BURNS
ARE HELD AT FROST
FROST, Feb. 28.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for R. T. Burns, 68, who died in a Fort Worth hospital Sunday night, were held from the Methodist church here Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. D. Ellis, pastor of the church.
Pallbearers were J. W. Hinkle, Ernest Hooser, Chester Strain, L. O. Ellis, J. B. Jones and Raymon Jones.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. P. Northcutt, Fort Worth, and Miss Nettie Burns, Frost; a nephew Orval Mahaley, Frost; and two nieces, Mrs. Jewel Moore, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Carl F. Grant, Dallas.
A native of Alabama, Burns had resided in Frost and the Frost community for more than 40 years. He was a Baptist and Woodman.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 28, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Park Northcutt
Sep 28. 1874 - Apr 5, 1920

Died at Frost Last Night.
W. P Northcutt, a former citizen of Barry, but who had lived in Frost for several years died there last night of Bright's disease. The deceased was forty-five years old and is survived by his wife and three children. Interment took place there this afternoon.

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Fernando Cortez Ramage
Dec 1, 1867 - Jul 20, 1944

F. C. RAMAGE DIED
FROST COMMUNITY
THURSDAY
AFTERNOON
F. C. Ramage, age 76 years, died at his home in the Frost community Thursday afternoon.
Funeral services were held from the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. E. D. Ellis conducting the rites. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.
A prominent farmer in that section for many years, he was well known. Mrs. Ramage preceded her husband in death by only five days, having died last Monday.  Surviving are a son, R. L. Ramage, Borger; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Cagle, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. C. Raburn, Mt. Calm; Mrs. John Boyd, Grand Prairie; Miss Ona Belle Ramage.  Frost; three brothers, 23 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Grover Smith, Curtis Williams, Otis Hill, Henry Hardeman, Claud Tullos and Gus Tullos.
Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Mary Jane “Mollie” (Robinson) Hollingsworth
May 12, 1872 - Apr. 22, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES
SUNDAY AFTERNOON MRS. HOLLINGSWORTH
FROST, Texas, April 24—(Spl)—  Mrs. Mary Jane Hollingsworth, aged 71 years, was accidentally drowned early Saturday morning in a tank on the family farm in the Raleigh community, it was learned here. Funeral services were held from the Raleigh church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.  A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Hollingsworth had resided in Navarro county most of her life. Mr. and Mrs. Hollingsworth had been married 53 years and were pioneer residents of the Raleigh community.  The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist Minister.  Surviving are her husband, J. C. Hollingsworth, Raleigh; eight sons, J. C., W. L., E. E. (Jim), and Harvey Hollingsworth, all of Frost; Claude Hollingsworth, Waco; Earl Hollingsworth, Blooming Grove; Clyde Hollingsworth, Emhouse, and Roy Hollingsworth, Mertens; a daughter, Mrs. Buddy Jackson, Frost; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchiidren.  Grandsons were pallbearers.  McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Rites For Mrs. Mollie Hollingsworth Held Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Molly Hollingsworth were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Raleigh church, with Rev. T. R. Vaughn, pastor, conducting the rites. Interment was in the Dresden cemetery.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was a native of Louisiana, came to Texas as a young girl. She was married to J. O. Hollingsworth 53 years ago, and spent all but one year of her married life in this community.

She is survived by her husband, eight sons, Clint, Will, Jim, Harvey, of Frost; Claude, Waco; Earl, Blooming Grove, and Clyde of Emhouse; daughter, Mrs. Buddie Jackson, Frost; eighteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

The McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 28, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Bennett C. Chamberlin
May 17, 1887 - Aug 31, 1927

FROST MAN DIED
THERE TUESDAY AS
RESULT OF STROKE

Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, Aug. 31.—Ben Chamberlain, aged 40 years, died at his home at Frost late Tuesday afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis Monday. Funeral services were held at noon Wednesday at Dresden. He was a lifelong resident of Frost.  He is survived by five brothers and one sister; Lawrence Chamberlain, Alf Chamberlain, Leo Chamberlain, Lon Chamberlain, Prince Chamberlain and Mrs. Blanche Crockett.

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James J. Tune
Apr 5, 1865 - Nov 29, 1951

James Tune Of Frost Expires
James Tune, 86, route 1, Frost, died at the P. and S. Hospital late Thursday night.
Funeral services will be held from the Fairview Baptist church at 2 p. m. Saturday. Rev. O. L. McCollum will conduct the rites.
Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Route 1, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Callie Menfee, Barry; 17 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Colenia Williams, Nashville, Tenn., and other relatives.
Corley will direct.

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William Preston Bell
1869 - Feb. 18, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. P. BELL ON FRIDAY AT BARRY
Funeral services for W. J. Bell, age 73 years, pioneer resident of Barry, were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the home of his son, G. A. Bell, Barry. Rev. W. B. Hall officiated. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. Mr. Bell died at his home shortly after noon Thursday.
Surviving are three sons, two daughters, two brothers, two sisters, a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were W. H. Watson, R. W. Varnell, L. C. Boswell, T. J. Castellow, S. B. Watson, L. W. Varnell, W. T. Woodruff and Ferma C. Stewart.
Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Martha Augusta (Sears) Hollingsworth
Dec 9, 1856 - Apr 26, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER RESIDENT OF FROST SATURDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha A. Hollingsworth, 89, who died at her home in Frost community Friday after a lingering illness, were held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. from the Fairview Baptist church with burial in the. Dresden cemetery.
The Rev. T. R. Vaughn conducted the rites.
The widow of the late R. G. Hollingsworth, she had resided in Frost 74 years.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ada Goodman, Frankston; Mrs. Susie Fields, Kerens; Mrs. Lillian Newell, Waco; Mrs. Hallie Hunt, Frost; a son, Glen
Hollingsworth, Ft. Worth; a brother, D. C. Sears, Grass Valley, California; 26 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons, were pall bearers.
The McCormick funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

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James Clifton Miller
Nov 14, 1915 - May 31, 1973

J.C. Miller
Funeral services are to be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for James Clifton Miller, 57, Purdon, who died Thursday in a Kaufman hospital. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.  A resident of Purdon most of his life, he was employed by the Soil Conservation Service at the courthouse, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was a native of Currie, Texas.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Tildy Miller, Purdon; two sons, Joe Miller of Purdon and David Miller of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Reamy and Mrs. Patricia Smith, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Fred Miller of Fort Worth, Hubert Miller of South Rockwood, Michigan, and Rufus Miller of New Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Cawthron and Mrs. Martha Bryant, both of San Angelo, and Mrs. Ruth Carroll of Fairfield; and several nieces and nephews.

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J. C. Miller

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at a local funeral chapel for James Clifton Miller, 57, of Purdon, who died Thursday in a Kaufman hospital. Burial was at Dresden Cemetery. Rev. Gary Bass and Rev. Lynn Hitt officiated.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ricky Jennings, William Tesmer, Henry Clayton, Moses Miller, Clarence Dawson, Charlie Hyles, Cecil Blue and T. J. Smithson.

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William Anton "Toney" Perkins
Jan 31, 1904 - Aug 6, 1973

W. Perkins
FROST — Funeral services are set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Dresden Methodist Church for William (Tony) Perkins, 69, of Frost, who died at Memorial
Hospital Monday morning. Rev. J. E. Demings, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home. He was a native of Batesville, Ark., and was a retired construction worker.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lillie Perkins of Frost; seven brothers and six sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers include Hubert Helton, Calvin Adams, Carl Fisher, Sleaver Putman, and Ralph Putman.

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Julia Ann (Wilson) Boyett
Apr 24, 1867 - Feb 26, 1960

Mrs. Boyett Bites Sunday
Final rites for Mrs. Julia Ann Boyett, 92, who died Friday in Wichita Falls, were held Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. Rev. John Harper, pastor of he Central Methodist church, conducted the services. Mrs. Boyett was a member of the Dresden Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie J. Castles, Wichita Falls; a grandson-in-law and granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caldwell, Wichita Falls; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bessie Boyett, Purdon; a brother, W. T. Wilson, Fort Sumner, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. S. E. Webb and Mrs. E. T. Webb, both of Amarillo, and other relatives. Pallbearers were B. W. Lee Walter Castles, Jr.; Clarence Putman, David Castles, Haddix Boldin and A. E. Bittner.

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John Thomas Houston Threet
Mar. 20, 1877 - Mar. 19, 1960

J. T. Threet Is Buried Sunday

FROST, March 21 (Spl.) — Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon for John


Thomas Threet, a former Frost, resident who died Saturday at his home in Milford on his eighty-fourth birthday.
Rev. Don McGowlan, pastor of the Milford Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. F. T. Fisher, a retired Methodist minister of Waxahachie, conducted services
at the McCormick Funeral Service chapel. Interment was in the Dresden cemetery.
Threet, who was born in Sherman and left Frost in 1932 to live in Milford, is survived by two sons, Jack, of Milford, and Robert, of Beaumont; seven daughters. Mrs. J. W. Park, Jacksonville; Mrs. Etta Roberson, Corsicana; Mrs. H. H. Pritchett, Frost; Mrs. Velma Truell, Waxahachie; Mrs. Vance Wardlow
and Mrs. Richard Murray, both of Beaumont; two brothers, Herbert Threet, California, and Upton Threet, Sheridan, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Euel Posey.
and Mrs. Joe Gregory, both of Sheridan, Ark., and Mrs. Nora Wray, Tayen, Ark.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jack Kitchen, Will Compton, Marvin Sisher, Jim Odom and Charles Wray, all of Milford, and Louis Bradley, Hillsboro.

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Dr. Samuel Frost Call, Sr.
June 13, 1888 - Sept 5, 1960

Dr. S. F Call Dies In Waco, Rites Tuesday

Dr. Samuel Frost Call, 72 native of Raleigh, Navarro county, long prominent in dental circles, died in a Waco hospital early Monday following an illness since July 15. Funeral services will be held from the Wilkirson - Hatch Chapel in Waco Tuesday at 2 p.m. with graveside rites at Dresden cemetery Tuesday at 4
p.m. with McCormick Funeral Service of Blooming Grove in charge.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Cooper, chaplain of the Hillcrest Memorial Baptist Hospital in Waco.
Dr. Call was a graduate of Corsicana High School. He received a Doctor of Dental Surgery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., in 1913 and taught in that school until 1917 when he moved to Waco and opened offices with Dr. J. O. Hall in the Amicable Building, remaining there for the 43 years of his practice.
He was a member of the old Trinity Presbyterian church, Waco; Spring Lake Country Club, Silver Lake Club, a life member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Central Texas Dental Society. His hobbies were farming, cattle raising, hunting and deep sea fishing. He was a
partner with his son, Dr. Charles A. Call of Waco in the practice of Dentistry.
Surviving are his wife of Waco; a son, Dr. Call, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Blaylock,Garland; four grandchildren and other relatives, including three cousins, Mrs. J. N. Garitty and Henry Call, both of Coraicana, and Mrs. T. C. Cash, Tyler.

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Virgil Coleman
Apr 12, 1879 - Jan 4, 1923

Prominent Farmer Dies Near Kerens

Virgil Coleman, aged 43 years, son of the late Berry Coleman, and one of the county’s best known young farmers, died at his home near Kerens last night after a long illness, and the remains were interred at Kerens at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Surviving the deceased are his wife and two children, his mother a brother and four sisters. The deceased was one of the county’s best citizens and his death will be sorely regretted by a large circle of personal friends.

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Martha Ola (Daniel) Kimes
Oct 27, 1862 - Aug 13, 1961

Mrs. Kimes, 98, Dies At Kerens; Rites Monday
KERENS, Aug. 14 (Spl.)—Mrs. Martha Ola Kimes, 98, Kerens oldest native resident, died at her home Sunday afternoon after an extended illness.

Born four miles east of Kerens, she was the daughter of the late Josiah and Martha Ann Daniels. She was married to H.W. Kimes in 1882 at Old Wadeville, moving to Kerens a year later where she has since resided. Her husband preceded her in death in 1914.

Mrs. Kimes was the last surviving charter member of the Kerens Presbyterian church.

Funeral services were to be held Monday at 4 p. m. from the Kerens Presbyterian church with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Kenwood Bryant.

Surviving are four daughters Miss Dana Kimes, Mrs. Hazel Weedin and Mrs. Nell Hemphill all of Kerens, and Mrs. Hallie Boswell, Barry; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Beck, M. J. Crawford, Carroll Boswell, Robert Cunningham. Woodrow Massey and Carroll McCurdy.

Inmon directed.

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Mary Blanche (Ingram) Coates
Feb 27, 1865 - July 8, 1941

MRS. R. P. COATES FUNERAL SERVICES KERENS WEDNESDAY

KERENS, July 9.— (Spl.)— Funeral services for Mrs. R. P. Coates, age 76 years, who died early Tuesday morning, will be held from the home of her son, C. I. Coates, here Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Corsicana, assisted by Rev. C. C. Sessions, pastor of the Methodist church here: Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Coates was a member of a pioneer Kerens family. Her husband is a prominent banker and farmer.

Surviving are her husband, R. P. Coates, a son. C. I. Coates. Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Witt Orr, Ore City; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

P. N. Stockton directed the arrangements.

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John D. Weedin
May 4, 1905 - Nov 29, 1964

John D. Weedin Rites Monday
KERENS, Nov. 30 (Spl.) —Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Kerens Presbyterian church for John D. Weedin, 59. Kerens native, who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Harry Wilbanks, pastor of the church of which Weedin was an elder. Burial was in the Kerens City cemetery. He was retired nurseryman and cattleman.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a sister, Miss Mary Frances Weedin, Kerens; a brother, Frank Weedin, San Antonio; nephew, Jimmy Weedin, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were elders of the Kerens Presbyterian church.

Paschal Funeral Home directed.

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Bernard Epp Massey
Mar 23, 1922 - Aug 10, 1964

Bernard Massey Rites Thursday

Bernard Epp Massey, 42, native of Kerens, was found dead in his automobile on the Ennis Lake Road early Tuesday morning with the motor and air-conditioning unit running. The discovery was by Night Patrolman George Perkins and E. V. Clark.

Justice of the Peace Paul Grafton ruled death from a heart attack.

A construction worker, Massey had been in Ennis two months on the Bardwell Reservoir project near Ennis.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Baker pastor of the First Baptist church at Stephenville, assisted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor.

Massey was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Jean Massey; two sons, Tommy and Wayne, a daughter, Jeanne Lanier, all of Colmesniel; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Massey, Stephenville; three brothers, William G. Massey, Abilene; Clinton H. Massey, Phoenix, Ariz., and Ethredge Massey, San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Adkins, Oceanside, Calif., and other relatives.

Inmon directs.

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Ray Irvine Swan
Jan 8, 1916 - Apr 4, 1998

Ray Swan

Ray Swan, 82, of Houston, passed away Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Wanda’s Personal Care Center in La Marque.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with George Swan officiating. Interment will follow in Kerens cemetery.

Mr. Swan was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Swan, in 1984.

He was born Jan. 8, 1916 in Galveston, Mr. Swan was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Swan is survived by a daughter, Ava Savage of Houston; a son, George Swan of Arlington; brother, Louis Swan of San Jose, Ca.; grandsons, Charlie Madden of Houston, Britt Madden of Sante Fe, Tx., and Jimmy Swan of Arlington.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Madden, Britt Madden, Jimmy Swan, Tee Burleson, Robert Dowdy, and Waverly Drinkard.

Arrangements by Pascall Funeral Home, Kerens.

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John Andrew Collins
Feb 4, 1889 - Aug 5, 1964

J. A. Collins Dies At Lisbon

KERENS, Aug. 6 (Spl.)—John A. Collins, 75, World War 1 Veteran, died in the VA hospital at Lisbon Wednesday following many years of illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Woodrow Ivy, Missionary Baptist minister of Fairfield.

He was a native of Morristown, Tenn., but had resided here most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, John H. Collins, Denton, and Howard Horn, Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. Melba Lineberger, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Frank Arnett, Corsicana; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Weyman Adair Price
Aug 6, 1903 - Jul 25, 1972

W. A. Price

KERENS—Services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church for Weyman A. Price, 68, who died Tuesday in a Houston hospital.

The Rev. James Story, Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Olan Boles, First Baptist Church officiated.

Burial was in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, two sons, a brother and five grandchildren.

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W. A. Price

KERENS—Weyman A. Price, 68, died Tuesday morning in a Houston hospital after a long illness. He was born in 1903 in Kerens and had lived there most of his life. A farmer and rancher, he was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Price of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Freeman of Houston; two sons, Perry L. Price of Houston and Ted A. Price of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Wade Price of Kerens; and five grandchildren.

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Jessie Landy Breeding
Mar 31, 1884 - Mar 19, 1936

Heart Attack Is
Fatal to Rural
Mail Carrier
KERENS, March 19.—(Spl.)—J. L. Breeding, about 50, rural mail carrier out of the local post office, died with a heart attack Thursday morning about 10 o’clock one mile south of Rural Shade while making his route.
No funeral arrangements had bee perfected early Thursday afternoon but it is expected the rites will be held Saturday or Sunday.
Surviving are his wife and several children.
Stockton Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK BURIED AT KERENS SUNDAY

KERENS, March 23—Funeral services for Jesse L. Breeding, rural mail carrier, were held at the family home in East Kerens Sunday, under direction of the Stockton Funeral Home and conducted by Rev. C. D. Hardy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was in Kerens cemetery.

Pallbearers were C. E. Smith, J. N. Inmon, O. J. Inmon, H. P. McCown and H. L. Bobbitt, all employes of the Kerens postoffice, and E. L. Hendon, rural carrier of Richland.

Mr. Breeding died suddenly while serving his route near Rural Shade last Thursday morning. Surviving, in his immediate family, are his wife, two sons, Landy Breeding of Dallas, and Clifford Breeding of Kerens, and two daughters, Mrs. B. C. Hall of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Mrs. Bert Kilcrease of Kerens.

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John Pettus Seale
Feb 18, 1907 - Jan 24, 1965

John P. Seale
Rites Monday
KERENS, Jan. 25 (Spl.) — John P. Seale, 57, retired farmer, life-long Kerens resident died in a Tyler hospital Sunday.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Paschal Funeral Chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery.  The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev Harry Wilbanks, pastor of the Kerens Presbyterian church.  Surviving are a son, John
Seale, Kerens; a daughter, Sarah Jana Seale, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Myrtle Seale, Kerens; five grandchildren and other relatives.  Pallbearers were Roland Shelton, Buddy Saunders, Van Speed, Icky Crawford. Ben (paper does not give rest)

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George Ebenezer Kimes
Dec 4, 1868 - Sep 18, 1925

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, Sept. 18—G. E. Kimes, age 56 years, died at his home here Friday morning at 9:30 from a stroke of paralysis received earlier in the morning. The deceased had gone to milk and was attending to the chores about the barn when he fell with the stroke.
The deceased is survived by his wife and a son that lives in New Mexico.
Funeral services will not be announced until the son is heard from.

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Funeral Services For Kerens Man

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Sept. 19.—Funeral services for George E. Kimes, who died Friday morning as a result of a stroke of paralysis, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Presbyterian church and will be conducted by Rev. Joe Everhart, pastor. Burial will be in Kerens cemetery.

The deceased was 56 years old and was born and reared in Kerens. He is survived by his wife and one son.

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Maggie Ophelia (Sheppard) Speed
Mar 31, 1890 - Jul 1950

Mrs. Joe Speed Dies In Corpus Rites At Kerens

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe Speed of Corpus Christi will be held at 4 p. m. Saturday in the Kerens Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Goff, Corsicana. officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery. The Stockton funeral home will direct, Mrs. Speed died Thursday from injuries suffered about a week ago
while employed in a Corpus Christi hospital. Mrs. Speed was a native of Frost but had lived in Kerens for about 25 years since her marriage to the late Joe Speed. She moved to Corpus Christi about five years ago. Survivors are two sons, Joe Walter, Corpus Christi, and Monroe, Midland; her mother, Mrs., Lucy Sheppard, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Hampton. Corsicana; Mrs. Lillian Yates, White Plains, N. Y. arid Mrs. Agnes Cherry, Fort Worth; three brothers, Freddie Sheppard, Dallas, and Abner and Preston Sheppard, both of Frost.

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George Wilson Howell
Jan 25, 1889 - Mar 18, 1976

G.W. Howell
KERENS - Services were to be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for George Wilson Howell, 87, who died Thursday at Memorial
Hospital. The Revs. Van Houser and Glen Jones were to officiate with burial following at Kerens City Cemetery.  Howell, a retired fanner and member of the Kerens Baptist Church, had been a resident of Kerens for 63 years.  Survivors include one son, Clifton Curington of Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Hill of Kerens; one grandson, William Harold Hill of Nacogdoches, two great-grandsons and three great-great grandchildren.  Pallbearers were to be Earl Henderson, Milton Johnson, R.J. Henderson, William Phillips, Grady Ellis and Homer Gene Wasson.

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Laura Josephine “Phenie” (Speed) Stockton
Sep 14, 1883 - Mar 9, 1915

DIED IN KERENS.
Mrs. W. T. Stockton Passes Away After Long Illness.

Mrs. Stockton, wife of W. T. Stockton, president of the First National bank at Kerens, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Speed of that place died there Tuesday night of consumption after a lingering illness and the remains were interred in the Kerens cemetery yesterday afternoon.
The deceased was 28 years of age and is survived by her husband, her parents and many other relatives at Kerens and in other sections of the county.

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Andrew Craig McClung
Jan 28, 1896 - Dec 12, 1969

A. C. McClung Dies at Kerens
Andrew C. McClung, 73, lifelong resident of Kerens and a retired drugstore owner, died Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Paschal Chapel with the Revs. J. K. Story and Ralph Stovall officiating. Interment was in the Kerens City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife-Mrs. Ellen Seale McClung of Kerens; a daughter, Miss Lynette McClung of Austin; two brothers Jess of Kerens and John S. of Houston; a sister, Mrs. G. M. Chapman of Kerens and other relatives. Pallbearers were John Seale, R. H. Hilliard, Bobby Kent, Robert Bruner, B. T. Berry and Homer Carroll.

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