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Robert Lycurgus Moore
Sep 24, 1889 - May 27, 1957

Robert L. Moore Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Robert L. Moore, 67, Dallas, who died in St. Paul’s Hospital Monday night following an extended illness, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Emmett Baptist church. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.

Moore was a native of Emmett and formerly resided in Tyler and West Texas before returning to Dallas several months ago. He was formerly in the oil business.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary J. Moore, Dallas; two sons, Ramsey L. Moore, San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America, and Wayne Moore, Fresno, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Clifton W. Sparks, Dallas, and Mrs. Harry Withers, Fort Worth; nine grandchildren, a brother, G. E. Moore, Frost, and other relatives.

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Willie Pearl (Bailey) May
Oct 22, 1882 - Oct 30, 1957

Mrs. H. W. May Services Friday

Final rites for Mrs. H. W. May, 75, long-time resident of Emmett, 300 East Eleventh Avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3:30 p.m.

The services will be conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Burial will be in the Emmett cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, H. W. May, Corsicana; seven sons, A. R. May, El Paso; Claude and Clyde May, both of Odessa; Clarence May, Waco; W. O. and E. V. May, both of Corsicana, and K. A. May, Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Henderson, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Evelyn Lawhenare, Galveston; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Price, Corsicana; Mrs. Delia Bailey, Hubbard, and Mrs. Mittie Littlejohn, Houston, and other relatives.

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Alice Verdonia (Ward) Morrison
Jun 19, 1878 - Oct 30, 1957

Mrs. Morrison Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. P. Morrison, Sr., 79, long-time Emmett resident, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday noon, will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Emmett Baptist church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. William Bradbury, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Emmett cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, R. E. Morrison, Buckholts, and J. P. Morrison, Jr., Arlington; five daughters, Mrs. H. M. Hester, Italy;; Miss Blanche Morrison, Dallas; Mrs. W. B. Chapman, Big Spring; Mrs. George Lamber and Mrs. Faye Lattimore, both of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, E. E. Ward, Kennard, Texas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Dunagan, Prentice Stroder, Leonard Minze, Odis Dunagan, Bryan Dunagan, J. C. Green, Jimmy Caffey, and B. A. Jordan.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Maggie Ann (Spurlock) Dunagan
Sep 30, 1891 - Sep 21, 1961

Emmett News
EMMETT, Sept. 27 (Sp.l)—Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Travis B. Dunagan of Oklahoma City, with burial in the Emmett cemetery. Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hambrick and Mrs. Cabe Hambrick, Olney; Mr. and Mrs. Dean French, Irving; Mr. and Mrs. Alva Dunagan, Everman; Mrs. Van King, Mrs. Audie Dunagan, Mrs. Vergie Minze, Mr. and Mrs. Odus Holcomb and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dunagan, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Dunagan and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dunagan, Dallas; Mrs. Alta Craig of Hillsboro; Mrs. Jimmy Thomas of Frost; Mrs. A. A. Omberg of Mertens; Mr. and Mrs. Shaw Spurlock of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Odus Spurlock of Kerens; Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Joe Dunagan of Fort Worth.

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Frances Elizabeth "Bettie" (Moore) Conway-Thomason
Feb 6, 1876 - Aug 16, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Conway

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth (Betty) Conway, 86, native of Navarro county, died in Abilene Thursday afternoon following extended illness.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Emmett Baptist church with burial in the Emmett cemetery.

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

Surviving are a son, Clyde Thomason, Fort Worth, and a daughter, Miss Annie Lee Thomason, Abilene; two grandchildren, Mrs. Geraldine Ballew of Seagoville and Bennie Clyde Thomason of Linwood, Calif., two great-grandchildren, and a number of nephews and nieces, including Paul Moore and Miss Mayme Moore, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were J. N. McMinn, Calvin Dunagan, P. R. Stroder, Byford Wynn, Leonard Ballew and Dean Wooten.

McCormick Funeral service directed.

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Marie (Arnold) Richards
Apr 25, 1902 - Apr 20, 1970

Mrs. Richards Dies Monday

Mrs. Marie Richards, 67, retired registered nurse and native of Kerens, died early Monday at Paulyne's Convalexcent Home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, James and Jack Richards of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Bill Kelton, Waco; two brothers, Tom Arnold, Topeka, Kans., and Bill Arnold, Grandview, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Bud West, Midlothian, and Mrs. Hugh Lynd, Groesbeck; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Lynd, Bud West, Mike Lynd, Jerry Stroud, Jim Richards and Tony Pavelka.

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Donal Lewis "Don" Auerbach
July 4, 1928 - Oct 17, 1980

Don Auerbach, 52, of Dawson, died Friday morning at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Service was Sunday, 2 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church in Corsicana, with Rev. Troy Brooks and Rev. Danny Curry officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family request that memorials be made to the Renal Dialysis Fund at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marzie Holloway Auerbach, of Dawson; three sons, Larry Auerbach, of Corsicana, Kenneth Auerback and Jon Auerbach, both of Dawson; four daughters, Judy Carr and Donna Bruno, both of Garland; 10 grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Auerbach, of Corsicana; one brother, Charles Auerbach, of Dallas; three sisters, Claudine Orchard of Corsicana, Charlene Massey of Kerens and Juanita Mowlin of Palestine.

Pallbearers are Ricky Holloway, Ricky Auerbach, Glenn Auerbach, Gary Auerbach, David Auerbach, Jimmy Orchard, Donnie Orchard, Ronnie Massey, David Armstrong and Larry Fields.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1980
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Marzee Pearl (Holloway) Auerbach; s/o Charles Rhudolph Auerbach & Effie Belle (Lewis) Auerbach

Susan Effie (Putman) Slater
Jun 17, 1886 - Jun 14, 1981

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Susan Effie Slater, 94, who died at the Corsicana Nursing Home at 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, at the Eubanks Funeral Home in Hubbard. Burial was in Brushy Prairie Cemetery near Navarro Mills.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Mary Summerall of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Henry Summerall of Dallas and Margaret Ann Claus, all of Dallas; and one great grandchild.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, July 1, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Floyd Gowan
Apr 28, 1902 - Jul 03, 1926

Negro Killed

Floyd Gowan was shot and killed Saturday night on the Jim Brown farm between Cryer Creek and Emhouse. Rob Daniels, another negro, was arrested charged with the killing. Both reasonably young and the trouble was the sequel of a Saturday night festival.
Later reports are to the effect that this was an innocent negro, that the bullet went wild and killed the wrong man.

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NEGRO IS KILLED EMHOUSE COMMUNITY; SLAYER AT LARGE

ALLEGED BULLET MEANT FOR ANOTHER NEGRO; DOMESTIC TROUBLES

Floyd Gowan, negro is dead as a result of gunshot wounds received about 1:30 o’clock Sunday morning, three miles north of Emhouse. Robert Daniels, negro is at large, charged with the fatal shooting of Gowan. It is alleged that Daniels shot at another negro but hit Gowan. Domestic troubles were given as the reason for the trouble. The bullet entered the brain of Gowan, going through his head. He lived about two hours after being shot.

Constable J. J. Howard answered the call. Monday, the accused negro had not been apprehended.

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Zelma S. Murphree
Jul 12, 1899 - Sep 14, 1991

Zelma S. Murphree

Zelma S. Murphree, 92, of Corsicana died Sept. 14, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Murphree of Corsicana and Billy Murphree of Eureka; one sister, Mrs. Clyde Crow of Tyler; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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Martha Margaret “Mattie” (Dozier) Flynn
Aug 10, 1866 - Dec 3, 1929

MRS. J. W. FLYNN BURIED WEDNESDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY
Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Flynn, age 63 years, who died at her home Tuesday night as a result of a stroke of paralysis, were held Wednesday afternoon from her home, located at the corner of Eleventh avenue and Thirtieth street, at 3 o’clock with Rev. Archie Carraway, religious education director of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Flynn was born in Miller county, Arkansas, but moved to Texas when a young girl, living in and around Corsicana since 1889.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. H. R. Bryan, Corsicana, two brothers, W. W. and D. G. Dozier, Waterloo, Oklahoma; her mother, Mrs. J. W. Flynn of Blooming Grove; two grandchildren, Mrs. Bryan Baker, Corsicana; Mrs. Bennie Cook, Corsicana; three great-grandchildren; two half sisters, Mrs. Arthur Poe, of Blooming Grove; Mrs. T. M. Muirhead, Wichita Falls; one half brother, L. F. Flynn, Corsicana, and a step-son, R. S. Flynn.

Pallbearers were: Boliver Dozier, Rubert Dozier, Harold Dozier, Bennie Cook, Bryan Baker and Buck Hinkle.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. J. W. FLYNN

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA AND COMMUNITY DIED LATE TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Margaret Flynn, age 63 years, wife of J. C. Flynn, who died at
her home at the corner of Eleventh avenue and Thirtieth street Tuesday night at 7:15 as a result of a stroke of paralysis, were held Wednesday afternoon from the home at three o'clock and were conducted by Rev. W. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which she was a member.
Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Flynn was born August 10, 1866 in Miller county, Arkansas and came to Texas in 1882. She has lived in and around Corsicana since 1889.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. H. R. Bryan, Corsicana; two brothers, W. W. and D.
G. Dozier, Waterloo, Oklahoma; her mother, Mrs. J. W. Flynn, of Blooming Grove; two grandchildren.
Mrs. Bryan Baker. Corsicana; Mrs. Bennie Cook. Corsicana; three great-grand children; two half sisters, Mrs. Arthur Poe, of Blooming Grove; Mrs. T. M. Muirhead, Wichita Falls; one half brother, L, F. Flynn, Corsicana, and a step-son, R. S. Flynn.
The Corsicana Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Name: Martha Margaret Flynn
Death Date: 03 Dec 1929
Death Place: Corsicana, Navarro, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: W
Death Age: 63 years 4 months 22 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1866
Birthplace: Miller Co., Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: L. L. Flynn
Father's Name: Dennis Dozier
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Palmer
Mother's Birthplace: Ms
Occupation:
Place of Residence: Corsicana, Navarro, Texas
Cemetery: Oakwood
Burial Place: Corsicana, Navarro, Texas
Burial Date: 04 Dec 1929
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2135162
Digital Film Number: 4163947
Image Number: 2614
Reference Number: cn60759


Jemima Elizabeth (Palmer) Dozier-Flynn
Jan 22, 1848 - Mar 19, 1940

MRS. E. P. FLYNN DIED AT NAVARRO; BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer Flynn, aged 91 years, died at Navarro Tuesday afternoon following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. M. McDaniels. Presbyterian minister. Mrs. Flynn had been a member of the Methodist church for 75 years.

Mrs. Flynn was born in Alabama June 22, 1848, and came to Navarro county from Arkansas in 1882, residing near Frost for five years before moving to Corsicana in 1887. She made her home here until three years ago when she moved to Navarro.

Surviving are 80 living descendants including a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Poe, of Navarro, with whom she resided; three sons, L. F. Flynn, Corsicana; W. W. Dozier, Hochatown, Okla., and D. G. Dozier, Corsicana; 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Leon Clark, R. M. Hopkins, Joe Baker, Ab Marsh, Oscar Phillips and C. B. McKinney.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Lucille Edna Flynn
Aug 17, 1920 - Jun 12, 1922

Died Here This Morning.

Edna Lucille, the 22 months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Flynn, died at the family home, 836 West Seventh avenue this morning at 8:20, after being sick since Friday. The funeral will take place from the home tomorrow afternoon at 5 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Flynn have the sympathy of many friends in their great bereavement.

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Amanda Jane (Huddleston) Hinkle
Nov 29, 1863 - Feb 15, 1954

Mrs. G. B. Hinkle Expires Monday

Mrs. G. B. Hinkle, 90, died early Monday at the Twilight home here.

The body will be taken to Weatherford, and services will be held at Springtown Methodist church. Interment will be in New Hope cemetery.

Mrs. Hinkle is survived by three sons, I. E. Hinkle, Springtown; Oscar Hinkle and J. W. Hinkle, both of Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. G. R. Roland, Cleburne; 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Griffin Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

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CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown by our friends during the long illness and the death of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. G. B. Hinkle, and for the many nice cards and beautiful floral offerings. We especially wish to thank Mrs. Hilliard, Mr. Foster and all of the nurses at the Twilight Home, who were so sweet and thoughtful. May God bless each of you.—Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hinkle and children, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hinkle and children.

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William Peter Barton
Feb 19, 1855 - Sep 19, 1930

W. P. Barton passed away Thursday night of last week and the remains were laid to rest in Lone Oak cemetery Friday afternoon with Masonic honors.

W. P. Barton was an old citizen of the Lone Oak community, having been born and reared in that community. His father was Terrell Barton and his mother was a Miss Griffin, sister of the late Tom Griffin of near Dresden.

Deceased was married twice, his first wife being Miss Josie Badgett and to this union were born two children, one girl and one boy. The girl, Olivia, married H. G. Jefferson. She survives her husband, Harris, the son of W. P. Barton was accidentally killed several years ago while hunting. Mr. Barton was married again, his widow surviving.

The deceased was 75 years old, a well known citizen, had many splendid good traits which endeared him to a large number of friends.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 26, 1930
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • This obit shows that William Peter Barton had another wife when he died.

Vines C. Smith
Mar 22, 1855 - July 8, 1925

Vine Smith Passed Away

Vine C. Smith, passed away last Wednesday night at his home near Jones Ranch at the age of 70. The deceased was a well known farmer and citizen of Navarro county and was a brother of J. A. Smith of our city.
He was a good man and a fine citizen. Remains interred at Grange Hall cemetery at Cryer Creek.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 17, 1925
  • Vines is listed as his first name in the Cemetery Book. Vine is in the article and I didn't find a death cert. for him.
  • Submitted by Karen Rost




PROMINENT FROST FARMER DIED LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING
Special to the Sun.

Frost, July 9, --V. C. Smith, age 65 years died at 8:30 Wednesday night at his home three and one half miles south of here. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Jones Ranch church and interment was in Cryer Creek cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hall, pastor of the Methodist church at Jones Ranch.
The deceased is survived by his wife and five children.
He was a prominent farmer and was well known in this section of the county.

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Francis Lindsay "Frank" Boyd
Dec 25, 1847 - Jan 6, 1926

Frank Boyd Passed Away

Mr. Frank Boyd passed away Wednesday night, pneumonia being the cause.
The deceased was a familiar figure in the Cryer Creek community where he has resided for probably over sixty years. He was well thought of and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Interment at Grange Hall cemetery.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 8, 1926
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Cynthia (Stuckey) Speights-Welch-Sheppard
Feb 15, 1826 - Nov 23, 1926

Mrs. Cynthia Sheppard died Tuesday afternoon, November 23, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Oscar Wilson, at the age of 100 years,
9months and 8 days.

Grandma, as she was lovingly called by every one, was universally known and loved and while she attained an age seldom reached, she was still active and cheerful up to a few months ago, when she fell and broke her hip, and since then she has suffered intensely, but always without a murmur.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Carraway, after which the tired old body was tenderly laid to rest in the Blooming Grove cemetery.

The passing of this good woman marks the end of a long and useful life, and with out meagre information we will not attempt to comment upon it this week, but next week we hope to have an article befitting this worthy and noble character.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 3, 1926
  • There was not another article found about Mrs. Cynthia Sheppard.




CENTENARIAN DIES AT FROST; FUNERAL IS HELD WEDNESDAY

MRS. CYNTHIA ANN SHEPPARD PASSED CENTURY MARK LAST FEBRUARY

Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, Nov. 2—Mrs. Cynthia Ann Sheppard who would have been 101 years old on the fifteenth day of next February, died Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Oscar Wilson, at Frost. Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with the Rev. Mr. Conway officiating.
Mrs. Sheppard was born February 15, 1826, at Monticello, Lawerence county, Miss. She had lived in Navarro county for the past forty-two years.
So far as is known Mrs. Sheppard was the oldest person in Navarro county. She had a large circle of relatives in various parts of the county, including Corsicana, there being several step-children and grand children among them.
At the age of twenty-one she married Lemon Spikes, and he died ten years later. After eight years of widowhood she married Wylie Welch and he died six years later. After ten years she married A. A. Sheppard. Four years later Mr. Sheppard died, which was in 1885. Mrs. Sheppard has been a widow ever since. For the last twenty-five years she had made her home with G. J. Bason and family in Frost.

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Mrs. Bain
died 1911

On Saturday there was a Mrs. Bain buried at Dresden cemetery. Her home was in Oklahoma and she came to Mrs. George Price’s since a few days ago and died Friday evening. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Price, of near Emmett.

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Sarah Catherine (Little) Herring
abt 1847 - Nov 11, 1909

Died Last Night.
Mrs. S. C. Herring wife of J. M. Herring, died in the Thorp addition last night of consumption, aged 61 years, and the remains were taken to Dresden this afternoon for interment.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 12, 1909
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Dresden cemetery
  • 1st husband William Edmond Herring married Jun. 23, 1866 in Collin Co., Texas died in Dallas County, Texas 1873 2nd husband John M. Herring married Feb. 21, 1874 Dallas, Co., Texas died 1817 buried in Iona cemetery, Iona, Garvin, Oklahoma
  • d/o John Little and Elizabeth (Bateman) Little

Myrtle T. (Smith) Foster
Dec 3, 1898 - Mar 22, 1921

Died In Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Ivey Foster, aged 22 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smith in Blooming Grove yesterday morning and the funeral took place at the Grove today. The deceased is survived by her husband, two children, her parents, and other relatives.

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INFANT Evans
d. Oct 1918

Infant Dead At Frost
The Infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans died at Frost Saturday night and the funeral took place there yesterday.

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Kinsey G French
Jan 26, 1897 - Sept 29, 1918

There was a large crowd out at the Raleigh cemetery at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon to pay their last respects to Kinzy French who died at a training camp up North several days ago. The funeral services were held by Rev. Hewitt and Rev. Joe McCowen of Dawson. This old war is a cruel old thing.

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John Reed Phillips
Aug 21, 1932 - Aug 25, 1932

Infant Died Early Thursday Morning; Burial at 5 p.m.

John Reed Phillips, 4-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Phillips who reside on the Corsicana-Corbet road, died Thursday morning at 5 o'clock and the funeral was held Thursday with interment in the Post Oak cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Mary Jo, Sallie Mae and Birdie Lee Phillips, a step-brother, Raymond Ellis, and a step-sister, Dorothy Lee Ellis.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Anna (Wells) Ellis
d. 1921

Mother Dies at Easterllne, Texas

Mrs. H S Ellis of South Eighteenth street received the sad news yesterday of the sudden death of her mother Mrs. S K Jones of Easterline, Texas. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ellis left immediately for Easterline where the deceased will be laid to rest. The deceased was 60 years of age and was a former resident of Corsicana. In the early days, she having been born in a log cabin located where the Mulkey home is now. She was formerly Miss Anna Wells, the daughter of Col. Jno. C. Wells, an old pioneer citizen of Corsicana. and has many old-time friends here who will be grieved to learn of her death. In this connection it will be history to the present generation to learn that the grandfather of the deceased gave the plot of ground to Navarro County where the court house is now located, which was many years ago. The name of this liberal contributor to the county was David R. Mitchell, who now rests in the first grave to the left of the main entrance to Oakwood cemetery. The monument at the grave of this pioneer was given by the city as a token of appreciation of the liberal donation for the court house sight.

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Gerald K. McClanahan
Feb 1893 - Apr 24, 1932

A message was received here Monday of the death of Gerald McClanahan. He died in Los Angeles, California, Sunday. Gerald was the son of the late Dr. J. D. McClanahan and is remembered as a fine boy. He has been away from Blooming Grove several years and is now a man probably 40 years old and was single.

Remains of Gerald McClanahan to be Brought Here For Burial.

The funeral of Gerald McClanahan will be held at 2:30 at Rose Hill cemetery Friday afternoon. Mention of the death has already been made in another part of this paper.

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

INFANT DAUGHTER Dodd
May 4, 1917 - June 4, 1917

DEATH OF BABY GIRL
The one-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Dodd died near here Monday and the remains were interred at Petty Chapel yesterday afternoon

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Griffin Howard Sheppard
Nov 5, 1900 - Sep 23, 1932

GRIFFIN SHEPPARD PASSED AWAY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Griffin Sheppard, age 31, who died Friday afternoon, Sept. 23 at his home near Blooming Grove, were held at the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Jones, assisted by Rev. G. R. Rhodes.
Interment followed in Rose Hill cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

Griffin was born November 5, 1900, and spent his entire life in the Blooming Grove community. He was well known in both this community and those surrounding as he made friends with all who come in contact with him. He professed faith in Christ and united with the Lone Oak church in 1913.

He is survived by his wife and three sons, mother, four sisters and two brothers, and a host of other relatives.

The Times joins with the many friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy to all who was near and dear to him.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 30, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Alec Eugene Dorsey
Dec 15, 1910 - Sep 15, 1932

EUGENE DORSEY AGE 21 DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Alex Eugene Dorsey, age 21 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Born, in the Raleigh community Thursday morning, Sept 15, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Blooming Grove Friday morning at 11:00 o'clock. Rev. J. J. Sykes conducted the services.

Those surviving him are his mother and stepfather and one sister, Nadine Dorsey.

Interment took place in the Rose Hill cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 23, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Leo Stephens
Jan 16, 1908 - Aug 28, 1932

LEO STEPHENS DIED IN WAXAHACHIE SANITARIUM

Leo Stephens, age of the Slay community, died in a Waxahachie sanitarium Sunday evening at 5 o'clock. He had been in ill health since the first of April.

He is survived by his mother, one sister and three brothers all of the Slay community.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Monday evening at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. Parnell, pastor of the Slay and Italy Baptist churches conducted the services. Interment followed in the Rose Hill cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Srvice in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 2, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • His headstone shows that he died in 1931, but this article is in
    the 1932 newspaper. I did not find a death certificate for him.

Ollie Minerva (Farr) Betterton
Sept 3, 1889 - July 26, 1932

MRS. J. A. BETTERTON DIED SUDDENLY SUNDAY

Mrs. J. A. Betterton of the Cross Roads community died suddenly at her
home late Sunday afternoon. Surviving her are her husband, two children
and her father.

Rev. Haynes conducted the funeral services at the Cross Roads cemetery
where interment took place.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 1, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o J. A. Betterton - d/o R. D. Farr and Jane (Massie) Farr (info. from
    death certificate)
  • Unable to locate an entry in the Cemetery Survey
     

William Byron Hargrove
Jan 25, 1874 - May 9, 1935

BYRON HARGROVE, AGED 61 PASSED AWAY THURSDAY

William Byron Hargrove, aged 61 years, passed away Thursday May 9, at the home of his brother, after a long illness.

Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock with Rev. Chas E. Gipson in charge, assisted by Rev. P. W. Utley. Interment in the Dresden cemetery.

He was survived by a step-mother, Mrs. E. A. Hargrove, two brothers, Jeff and Dan Hargrove, two half brothers, Roy and Allen Hargrove, and half sister, Mrs. J. P. Avery.

Pallbearers were: Joe George, Will Reid, Gus Patterson, Jim Carroll, J. D. Warren and W. B. Ellis.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank each and everyone of our friends for their kindness shown us in the death of our loved one and especially do we thank Bruce McCormick for his splendid service. May God richly bless each one is our prayer

J. J. Hargrove and Family
Dan Hargrove and Family
Mrs. J. P. Avery and Family
Mrs. E. A. Hargrove
A. E. Hargrove and Family.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 17, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Shirley Beth Clark
Mar 20, 1935 - Nov 7, 1935

Infant Passes Away

Little Shirley B. Clark, age 7 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Clark, passed away the family home at Dresden Thursday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Pleasant Grove. Burial was in Dresden cemetery. She is survived by her parents, one sister and one brother.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 15, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Dresden
DRESDEN, Nov. 14.—(Spl.)—The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Clark was taken seriously sick last Sunday night and died last Thursday. She was buried at Dresden Friday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Will McCullouch of Dawson.

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David William Wright
Nov 6, 1848 - Mar 8, 1932

Deaths at Barry

Dave W. Wright, an elderly citizen of Barry, passed away Wednesday. Uncle Dave, as most people called him, was a good man and well thought of.

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Clyde Sims Johnston
Feb 4, 1880 - Mar 8, 1932

Clyde Johnson [sic] died at his home east of Barry Wednesday. Roger Johnson, his son, played ball with us here last summer.

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Joseph Walter Minefee
Nov 26, 1862 - Dec 8, 1935

J. W. MINEFEE IS BURIED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Joe W. Minefee, aged 73, died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, with funeral services being held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church at Dresden, with Rev. Chas. E. Gipson in charge of the rites. Burial followed in the Dresden cemetery.

Mr. Minefee was a native Texan and had been a prominent farmer in this section for many years. He was a long-time member of the Baptist church, a loving husband and a kind father.

Survived by his wife, one son: W. W. Minefee, Blooming Grove; four daughters, Mrs. Joe Walker, Oklahoma; Mrs. Arch Vest, Irene; Mrs. Will Fulton and Mrs. C. D. Tippings, both of Blooming Grove.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 13, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Truman Eugene Commons
Feb 16, 1935 - Jul 12 2012

Truman Commons, 77, of Italy passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas on Thursday, July 12, 2012. He was born on Feb. 16, 1935, in Lueders, Texas to Vernon and Iva Commons. On Aug. 17, 1963, he married Nelda Doyle. He retired from Texas Utilities as a computer programmer. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Italy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Voncille Bates; and two nephews, Brady Bates and Steve Commons.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mark Jacinto; and two grandchildren Reid and Ashlyn all of Italy; and one brother, Carroll Commons and wife Frances of Burleson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012, in the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with the Rev. Joseph Barrett presiding. Interment will follow in the Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Reid, Jacinto, Larry Mitchell, Pat Doyle, Billy Bason, Jimmy Mitchell and Olin Luster.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy on Saturday evening from 6-8pm.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Waxahachie.

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Bobby Dwain Bradshaw
June 13, 1942 - May 3, 1943

Rites for Little Child Held Tuesday Morning at Cemetery

Funeral services for Bobby D. Bradshaw, one-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Bradshaw, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning, were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. A. A. Peacock conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, a brother and other relatives.

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Frances Melvina (Taylor) Brent
Feb 3, 1895 - May 23, 1979

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Frances Melvina Brent, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. T. F. Donald and Comer Baker will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

She was born Feb. 3, 1895 in Smithville, Tenn.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David B. Taylor. She lived in Corsicana 57 years and member of First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include four sons, A. H. Brent of Corsicana, Paul Brent of Duncanville, C. R. Brent of Pampa, and Jim Brent of Stockton, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. S. D. Banks and Mrs. Ben Nowell of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

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William Thomas "Dub" Graves
June 5, 1915 - Mar 26, 1970

Graves Funeral

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Westside Baptist Church for W. T. Graves, 54, who died Thursday. The Rev. Charles Pringle officiated, assisted by the Rev. B. G. Roberts. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Deacons of Westside Baptist Church were pallbearers. Corley Funeral Home had charge of the service.

Surviving are his wife, a son, four grandchildren, and two sisters.

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Weldon Thomas “Dub” Graves
Jun. 5, 1915 - Mar. 26, 1970

W. T. Graves Services Set
Funeral services for W. T. (Dub) Graves, 54, a native of Corsicana who died Thursday morning in Dallas, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Westside Baptist Church, of which he was a member. The Rev.
Charles Pringle will officiate, assisted by the Rev. B. G. Roberts.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Arlen St. Clair Graves, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edwina Boykin of Mexia and Mrs. Louetta Freeman of Houston.

Pallbearers will be deacons of the Westside Baptist Church. Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the service.

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Cynthia Ann (Williams) Prewitt
Apr 29, 1884 - Mar 25, 1970

Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Cynthia Ann Prewitt of Richland. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Surviving are two sons, five daughters, 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great0great grandchild, one sister and one brother.

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Daniel W. Prewitt
July 7, 1876 - Oct. 15, 1939

DANIEL W. PREWITT DIED HERE SUNDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Daniel W. Prewitt, aged 63 years, long-time employee of the Corsicana Cotton Mills, died at his home on South Beaton street Sunday after an illness of some time.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the Calvary Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the church. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, five sons, Emmett Prewitt, Corsicana; Estes Buford Prewitt, Corsicana; Lamar Prewitt, Houston; Claude Prewitt, Itasca, and John D. Prewitt, Columbia, Miss.; six daughters, Mrs. E. C. Raby, Mrs. S. D. Goins, Mrs. L. A. Horn, Mrs. Frances Balduaf, Miss Pauline Prewitt and Miss Verna Prewitt, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Leroy Prewitt, Brenham, and Henry Prewitt, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Lee, Magnolia, Miss., a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I.O.O.F., will have charge of the rites at the grave.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Medora (Shelton) Sutherland-Thompson
Nov 9, 1853 - Mar 26, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR CORSICANA PIONEER

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Thompson, 77, wife of Gid P. Thompson, 208 North Thirteenth street, native of Tennessee, but resident of Corsicana 76 years, who died Thursday night at 11:50 o'clock after a two-weeks' illness, were held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mrs. Thompson had resided in the same neighborhood practically all of her life.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Ed Sutherland and Tom Sutherland; one daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Leighton, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Jones, Hamlin and Mrs. J. W. Crawfoed, Palacios, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Tom Kerr, A. W. Levermann, W. J. Seelig, J. N. Edens, H. C. Ballew, H. S. Melear, Gus Young, Hugh R. Stewart and R. W. George.

Honorary pallbearers were neighbors and old friends.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Mar 31, 1931
  • Submitted by Karen Rost


RESIDENT CORSICANA SEVENTY-SIX YEARS DIED THURS. NIGHT

MRS. DORA THOMPSON LIVED SAME NEIGHBORHOOD NEARLY ALL HER LIFE

Mrs. Dora Thompson, aged 77 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Corsicana 76 years, died at the family home, 208 North Thirteenth street, Thursday night at 11:50 o'clock, following an illness of two weeks, and the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mrs. Thompson had lived in that same neighborhood since she came to Corsicana as a baby. Her father, George W. Shelton, resided at the corner of North Thirteenth street and West Fourth avenue, for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Gid P. Thompson, two sons, Ed Sutherland and Tom Sutherland, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Leighton, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Jones, Hamlin, and Mrs. J. W. Crawford, Palacios, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be Tom Kerr, A. W. Leverman, W. J. Seelig, J. N. Edens, H. C. Ballew, H. S. Melear, Gus Young, Hugh R. Stewart, and B. W. George.

Honorary pallbearers will be neighbors and old friends.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Vernon Vane McKinney
Feb 11, 1887 - June 1, 1944

Funeral Services For Vernon McKinney At Oakwood Cemetery

Funeral services for Vernon McKinney, who died in Corpus Christi Wednesday night, were held Saturday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

Dr. Matthew Arnold conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, two sisters and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangement.

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William H. Dixon
Nov 19, 1880 - June 29, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. DIXON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. H. Dixon, 58, who died at his farm home in the Eustace community early Thursday, were held at the Corley Funeral Chapel at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. He had been ill several weeks.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Vera McKinney of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Wilson and Mrs. Robert Walker both of Los Angeles, Califl, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Smith of Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers were Frank Holmes, Preston Garner, Brooks Porter, S. P. Wycough, Carl Smith and Finis Cornelius.

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Harold Lee Gordon
Sept 24, 1940 - June 3, 2012

Harold Lee Gordon, 71, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at his residence in Corsicana. Services are pending at this time with Corley Funeral Home. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Ann (Curington) Slimp
Oct 17, 1928 - June 6, 2012

Mary Ann Curington Slimp, 83, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, June 6, 2012, at her home in Irving.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Irving North Christian Church, 2901 N. MacArthur Blvd. Graveside services followed at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd. Visitation was held at Ben F. Brown Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd. Irving Texas, on Friday, June 8, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mary Ann was born on Oct. 17, 1928, in Corsicana, the third of four children to Cap and Ann Curington, and the only girl. She adored her three brothers and they adored her too. This deep affection continued throughout their lives. Mary Ann was a graduate of Corsicana High School. She attended North Texas State University (now UNT) in Denton, where she met her future husband, Landon Clyde “L.C.” Slimp Jr. They spent most of their years together in Irving, raising their four girls there, and eventually celebrating over 50 years of marriage.

She is preceded in death by her husband, L.C.; her parents, C.O. “Cap”
Curington Sr. and Annie Irene Williams Curington; and her three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Mildred Curington, Bud and Helen Curington, and Paul and Jane Curington.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann Slimp of Irving, Susan Lawrence and husband Ray of Irving, Jeanne Kaster and husband Michael of Corsicana, and EllenYancey and husband Mike of Dallas; four beloved grandchildren, Tim Lawrence and wife Caren, Amanda Sanchez and husband A.J., and Lauren and Leanne Yancey; one great-grandchild, J.W., and one on the way. Many loving nieces and nephews are among those who already miss her.

Called “the original sweetie,” and “one swell gal,” by members of the family, Mary Ann was also known as Mamaw, Ain’t May, Legs, Mabs, and Bones. Over the last few years, she was our matriarch, showering us with her love and constant thoughtfulness. She was expert at mothering us all; there was room in her heart for everyone.

Pallbearers were Trey Curington, Michael Kaster, Chip Curington, Jimmy Prather, Betty Robason and Anthony Sanchez.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association, 8150 Brookriver Dr., Ste. S-102, Dallas, TX 75247, or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

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Aletha (Hopson) Maxwell-Paul
June 1, 1915 - June 9, 2012

Mrs. Aletha Maxwell Paul, 97, of Corsicana, formerly of Gatesville, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Mrs. Paul was born on June 1, 1915, in Coryell County, now part of Fort Hood, to the late Rev. W.O. and Dixie Horton Hopson. She married Milton Maxwell in 1930. They had a wonderful marriage for 50 years, until he preceded her in death in 1980. She later married W.P. Paul, Sr. in 1997 and he preceded her in death in 2009. She was a longtime resident of Gatesville, moving to Corsicana in 2010. She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, until her marriage to Mr. Paul, moving her membership to Gateway Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Rufus Maxwell, in 2008; four brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Lee and husband David of Corsicana, and Patricia Bell and husband David of Corsicana; grandchildren, Debbra Anderson and husband Edgar of Corsicana, John Lee and wife Stacy of Dallas, James Lee and wife Holly of Richardson, Maj. Kevin Eubanks and wife Lisa of West Point, Leanne Bancroft and husband Barry of Mildred, Doug Eubanks and wife Evelyn of Corsicana, Milton Maxwell and wife Marcella of Houston and Cynthia Bonds and husband Ronnie of Gatesville; many precious great grandchildren, and many dear friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Gatesville City Cemetery, with Dr. Royse Cockrell officiating.
Following the services, a time of fellowship for the family and friends, will be held at the Gateway Baptist Church at noon.

Memorials may be made to the Gateway Baptist Church, 2819 S. Hwy. 36, Gatesville, TX 76528.

Arrangements by Scott’s Funeral Home, Gatesville.

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Emma Mae (Schultz) Johnson
Mar 25, 1924 - June 11, 2012

Emma Mae Johnson, 88, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 11, 2012.

Emma Mae was born March 25, 1924 in Brushie Prairie to the late Robert E. and Eliza C. Schultz. She attended schools in Brushie Prairie and Pelham. She graduated from high school at G. W. Jackson in Corsicana and later was a 1947 graduate of Huston Tillotson College in Austin.

She confessed Christ at an early age and attended Saint’s Delight United Methodist, where she served as a musician, choir member, Sunday school teacher, and Lay speaker. Emma Mae was a long time volunteer for the 4-H club and was a member of the Heroines of Jericho.

While attending college, she met her husband of 62 years, the late Lee Roy Johnson. While carrying a saxophone, Lee Roy convinced Emma Mae that he was a well known jazz player. They united in holy matrimony on June 12, 1948 and Lee Roy never played the saxophone!

Emma Mae was a distinguished educator for the Frost Independent School District for over 40 years and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. She retired in 1989.

Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Eugene, Garland, Walter, and Robert; and sisters, Eula Meekins, Juanita Nelson, and Vivian Manning.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Adrain; grandson, Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Kaniyah and Jayveon; brothers, Marcellas and Roland Schultz; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Frost ISD Performing Arts Center. Interment will follow at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Saturday prior to service time at the Frost ISD Performing Arts Center.



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Pauline Louise (Koehn) Baldwin
July 7, 1923 - June 20, 2012

Pauline Louise Baldwin, 88, joined her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. She was born July 7, 1923 in Corsicana to Emil and Emma Koehn.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James E. Baldwin; parents Emil and Emma Koehn; brother Ernest Koehn; and sister Gertrude Ross.

She is survived by daughters Marylin Elmore and husband Harvey Elmore of Ennis; Jimmie Faye Libhart and husband Walter G. Libhart of Purdon; granddaughters Laura Wheeler of Ennis, Paula Owens and husband Pastor Chad Owens of Dawson, Jessica Wells of Waxahachie, Kellye Elmore of Interlaken, NY.; grandsons Jim Larkin Page of Dallas, Joe Alton Page and wife Denise of Corsicana, Sammy Jene Page of Corsicana. She is also survived by great granddaughters, Melissa Wheeler and fiance Kevin Davis, Adelyn Davis, Katie and Emily Owens, Valerie Wells and fiance Bradlee Perez, BreAnna Wells and Destiny Page, and great grandsons, Chad Owens Jr., Tyler, Joseph Daniel (J.D.) Page.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chad Owens and Walter Libhart officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robison Michael Albright
Nov 24, 1870 - Sep 14, 1948

BARRY RITES ARE HELD TUESDAY FOR R. M. ALBRIGHT
R. M. Albright, aged 77 years, died in Fort Worth early Monday morning.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Barry Church of Christ with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Guy V. Caskey, minister.

A former resident of Barry, Albright was the federal government cotton statistician for Navarro county for a numbers. He also is a former officer.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hague L. Lindsay, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. J. Edmondson, Richland Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Whitten and Mrs. W. P. Bryant, both of Hodge, La., and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Albert Bell, Bill McGraw, Luther Tanner, James Springer, Gene Morgan.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Gwendolyn Rhodes
Mar 20, 1941 - May 12, 1941

CRYER CREEK BABY DIED ON MONDAY; BURIED TUESDAY

Gwendolyn Rhodes, two-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Rhodes of Cryer Creek died Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Cryer Creek Baptist Church with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clay DeRusha.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Wanda and Lavera, a brother Elwyn Rhodes, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rhodes ad Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henderson, all of Cryer Creek.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Willie Mae (Arnett) Davis
Aug. 7, 1912 - Oc. 1, 1941

WOMAN INSTANTLY KILLED WHEN CAR AND TRUCK CRASH FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS INCOMPLETE AWAITING ARRIVAL OF HUSBAND

Mrs. Willie Mae Davis, 29 years of age, 636 North Thirteenth street, was instantly killed shortly before 11 o'clock Wednesday night when the car in which she was riding alone, figured in a collision involving a truck at the underpass on Highway 75 near the city limits. Her death is the thirteenth auto fatality in Navarro county during 1941, but is the first within the city limits since Nov. 29, 1939, records reveal.

Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of her husband, Victor Davis of Corsicana, who was located shortly before noon by relatives, in Monte Vista, Colo. Mr. Davis was in Colorado on a business trip and left immediately for Corsicana.  He is expected to arrive sometime Friday afternoon.

The other vehicle involved, a City Packing Company truck, was driven by A. D. Anderson of Fort Worth, who escaped with minor bruises, officers said. The truck was badly damaged while the car driven by Mrs. Davis was reported by officers to have been demolished.

It was necessary to re-route traffic via North Beaton street tie-in for a time, it was stated, until the wreckage was clearer. Deputy Sheriff B. V. Hatley, highway patrolmen, Constable Lee and other officers answered that call and conducted investigations.

Survivors are her husband, three sons, Tommie, Bobbie and Jerry Davis, all of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Arnett, Cryer Creek; four brothers, Johnnie, J. T. and Frank Arnett, all of Corsicana, and Travis Arnett, Cryer Creek: and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Douglas, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will be in charge.

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Florence L. (UNKNOWN) Owen
Mar 18, 1889 - Jan 1, 1941

MRS. FLORENCE OWEN DIED EARLY SUNDAY; WAS BURIED MONDAY

Mrs. Florence Owen, aged 51 years, died at the family home 1101 North Commerce Street, early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

The family formerly resided in the Winkler community.

Surviving are her husband, J. R. Owen, and a daughter, Miss Vivian Owen both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Houston Renfrow, Elmer Sullivan, Clarence Sullivan, Clifton Russell, Melton Hair and Owen Gober.

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Jackie (Stokes) Armstrong
Dec 1, 1884 - Dec 23, 1941

MRS. L. W. ARMSTRONG DIED TUESDAY NIGHT; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. L. W. Armstrong, aged 57 years, of Barry, died Tuesday night in the Navarro Clinic.

Surviving are her husband of Barry, three children, Stokes Armstrong and Charles Joe Armstrong. both of Barry, and Mrs. A. M. Shows, Richland; three granddaughters, three grandsons, and a brother, Ed Stokes, Dallas.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist Church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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William Henry Armstrong
Dec 12, 1883 - Feb 24, 1964

W. H. Armstrong Dies Monday Rites Tuesday

W. H. Armstrong, 80, retired farmer, died at this home in Emhouse early Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Emhouse Baptist church. Burial will be in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. A. Hendry, pastor of the church, and Rev. Cecil Meadows of Grand Prairie.

Native of Rogers, Ark., Armstrong came to Navarro county in 1905 and had resided at Emhouse since 1922.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; three sons, Elzie Armstrong, Corsicana; Ocie Armstrong, Blooming Grove, and Alvie Armstrong, Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. Johnny Maggard, Teague; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers, Elic Armstrong, Corsicana; Jack Armstrong, Kerens, and Ben Armstrong, Leadore, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. C. B. Gobbel, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bill Stewart, Ralph Chaney, Earl Brown, R. M. Drain, Jr.; Frank Seely, Jr. and Bonnie McNabb.

Corley will direct.

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Flake (Green) Arnett
Jul 9, 1891 - Mar 15, 1974

Mrs. Arnett
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W.T. Arnett, 82, who died Friday in Corsicana. Rev. B.W. Johnson will officiate, and burial will be at Cryer Creek.

She was a native of Prairie Hill, Tex. in Limestone County, former resident of Cryer Creek, and had lived in Corsicana since 1965.

She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Cryer Creek.

Survivors include four sons, Travis Arnett, Johnnie Arnett, Frank Arnett, and J.T. Arnett, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. L.A. Douglas of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Frankie Dunn of Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Lillie Leona (Barton) Arnett
Jan 4, 1916 - Feb 12, 1936

MRS. FRANK ARNETT BURIED CRYER CREEK CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Arnett, aged 20 years, wife of Frank Arnett, who died at her home here Wednesday, were held from the First Christian Church Thursday afternoon with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Barton.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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YOUNG WOMAN PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Lillie Arnett, aged 20, wife of Frank Arnett, died at her home in Corsicana Wednesday. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the First Christian church in that city with Rev. Lennox, pastor in charge of the rites. Burial followed in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Arnett is survived by her husband, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Barton.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Service.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 14, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Tommy Lee Arnett
Jun 10, 1951 - Jun 11, 1951

Arnett Infant Services Monday

Funeral services for Tommy Lee Arnett, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Arnett of Drane, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon, were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, three sisters, and grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Arnett, Cryer Creek, and Mrs. Ed. Smith, Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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Travis Arnett
Mar 04, 1908 - Aug 23, 1974

T. Arnett
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Travis Arnett, 66 resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at his residence.

Rev. B.W. Johnson and Rev. Benny Burleson will officiate, and burial will be at Cryer Creek cemetery.

He was a native of Cryer Creek, resident of Corsicana for 20 years, and a trucking contractor.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. Gene Phaup of Fort Worth, Mrs. T.D. Watkins and Mrs. Joe E. Nagy both of Palestine; eight
grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Douglas of Kerens; three brothers all of Corsicana, Johnie Arnett, J.T. Arnett, and Frank Arnett.

Mrs. W.T. Arnett, mother of Arnett, preceded him in death March 15, 1974.

Pallbearers include Lynn Sanders, Joe Nagy, Larry Hughes, Roscoe Holbrook, Denton Brown, Clayton Smith, Lowell Reed, and Ken Goode.

Honorary pallbearers will be men's Bible Class of the Gospel Lighthouse Church.

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William Thomas Arnett
Oct 6, 1936 - Jun 28, 1937

Baby Died Monday And Buried Tuesday Cryer Creek Cemetery

Funeral services for Thomas William Arnett, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Arnett, 1009 North Beaton Street, who died Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday, with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

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Alva Lee “Alvie” Ingram
Jan 19, 1909 - Dec 17, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALVIE INGRAM HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Alvie L. Ingram, aged 20 years, of Barry, who died in the Navarro County Hospital shortly before noon Wednesday with tetanus were held at the Cryer Creek cemetery. Interment was made in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

It was reported that the youth stuck a thorn in his hand while hunting about a week ago, tetanus resulting.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. L. Phillips and Rev. W. R. Blackman, both of Mexia.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ingram, Barry; two brothers, Joe Ingram and Raymond Ingram, both of Barry; three sisters, Mrs. O. R. Hobbs, St. Louis, Okla., and Misses Bessie and Tressie Ingram, both of Barry.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-Mahon Funeral Home.

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Barry Man Died In Local Hospital Wednesday Morning

Elvie Ingram, aged 21 years, of Barry died in the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Tetanus was reported as the cause of death.

The body is being held at the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements. It is expected that the funeral will be conducted sometime Thursday with interment in the
Cryer Creek cemetery.

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Margaret Vestine (Johnson) Woodruff
Oct 28, 1852 - Jan 29, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF BARRY COMMUNITY DIED WEDNESDAY

BARRY, Jan. 30—(SP)—Funeral services for Mrs. Gestine Woodruff aged 77 years, who died at her home three miles east of Barry at 6 o’clock Wednesday afternoon were held at 10 o’clock Thursday morning from the residence and were conducted by Rev. H. C. DeRusha. Interment was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Woodruff came to Texas from Georgia in December 1889, and had been a resident of this community for a number of years.

Surviving are five step-sons, W. T. Woodruff, president of the First State Bank, Barry; O. M. Woodruff, Barry; F. A. Woodruff, Barry; Dennis Woodruff, Corsicana, Arthur Woodruff, San Antonio, and a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Watson, M. R. A. Corsicana.

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Henry Davis Howard
Feb 3, 1863 - Jun 18, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR H. D. HOWARD

Funeral services for H. D. Howard, 78, former resident of Corsicana, who died at his home in Blessing, Tex., Thursday, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a.m., and interment was made in the Dresden cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Langston of Wortham.

Mr. Howard moved to Blessing about a year ago, he formerly resided in Purdon, Eureka, Corsicana and Dallas, moving to Dallas from Corsicana about eight or ten years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Clyde Howard, Dallas and Willie Howard, Blessing; one daughter, Mrs. Nora Lewis, Blessing, and one brother, C. D. Howard, Corsicana.

The body arrived in Corsicana on the early morning Southern Pacific train Saturday.

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BODY OF BLESSING MAN BE BURIED AT DRESDEN SATURDAY

H. D. Howard died at his home in Blessing, Texas, Thursday and the body is scheduled to arrive here early Saturday morning on the Southern Pacific train. The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, and interment will be made in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Clyde Howard, Dallas, and Willie Howard, Blessing; one daughter, Mrs. Nora Lewis, Blessing, and one brother, C. D. Howard, Corsicana.

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Grace Verna (Turner) Hall
Apr 21, 1900 - Sep 9, 1982

Funeral services for Grace V. Hall, 82, of Corsicana, were held Saturday afternoon at Griffin Funeral Home chapel with Jonathan Lathen officiating. Burial followed in Dresden cemetery. She died last Thursday at a Corsicana nursing home.

Survivors include two sons, Cecil Hall of Blooming Grove and Clarence Hall of Purdon; one daughter, Lucille Zabbia of Dallas; two nieces, Bonnie Johnson and Laverne Voss both of Blooming Grove; one sister, Lucy Barnett of Salem, Ark., 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1982
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Theo Ruth (Mitchell) Ragsdale
Jul 29, 1907 - Sep 8, 1982

Funeral service for Mrs. Theo Ragsdale, 75, of Ennis was held last Friday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Home chapel there with the Rev. Richard Moody officiating. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.

She died last Wednesday in Ennis. The Mertens native had resided most of her life in Barry, and was a member of the Barry Methodist Church. She moved to Ennis about 10 years ago. Her husband, Henry V. Ragsdale, died in 1962.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Martha Wilson of Ennis; one sister, Mrs. Ida Mae McDaniel of Clovis, N.M.; four grandchildren, James and Billy Dean Wilson and Sharon Suzanne Wilson, all of Ennis, and Mrs. Joy Lynn Livingston of Garrett, and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were James Wilson, Billy D. Wilson, Larry Wolfe, Vernon Wilson, Robert Livingston and Ralph Rumbo.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Sept 15, 1982
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Benjamin Ray Williford
Dec 22, 1937 - Apr 7, 1981

Benjamin Ray Williford, 43, of Caldwell and formerly of Navarro Mills, was killed Tuesday in a truck-train wreck in Cooks Point.

Service is Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Weldon Bernard officiating. Burial will be at Dresden cemetery.
He was a native of Bowie and had lived in Caldwell since Jan. 5.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Malouise Williford, of Caldwell; two sons, Benjamin Ray Williford, Jr., of Caldwell, and Donald Wayne Williford, of Navarro Mills; four daughters, Mrs. Cindy Lawrence of Tyler, Mrs. Sharon Blake, of Blooming Grove, Miss Teresa Williford, and Miss Deana Williford, both of Caldwell; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. June Frosh, of Hewitt, and Mrs. Cora Groves, of Arlington; and his mother, Mrs. Hallie Williford, of Bowie.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Apr 15, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Zilna Buford "Rusty" Moore, Sr.
Sep 27, 1914 - May 7, 1981

Z.B. (Rusty) Moore, 66, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Service was Saturday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Dresden cemetery.
Among the list of survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Carol Harwell, of Rice.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, May 13, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James E. "Jim" Griffin
June 13, 1899 - Apr 1, 1981

J. E. (Jim) Griffin, 81, of Barry, died last Wednesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Service was Friday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Haefs officiating. Burial was at Dresden cemetery.

He was a native of Dresden and lived at Barry nine years.

He was also a retired farmer and member of Barry Baptist Church.

His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Griffin.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Myrtle Griffin of Barry; one daughter, Mrs. Max (Margaret) Barnes, of Emhouse; one grandson; four brothers, Lace Griffin of Corsicana, Leo Griffin, of Sundown, Alfred Griffin of Manteca, California, Roy Griffin of Fresno, California; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Cumpston of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Ina Tatum of Navarro Mills.

Pallbearers were Ray Goodman, John F. Reed, N.H. (Pete) Livingston, Carol Boswell, Rodger Johnston and Roy Massengale.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, April 8, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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