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S. B. "Bully" Robinson
1863 - May 5, 1932

S. B. ROBINSON PASSED AT HIS HOME AT DRESDEN

S. B. (Bully) Robinson, aged 69, died at Dresden about noon Thursday of last week and interment took place Friday in Dresden Cemetery.

Bully Robinson was born and reared at Dresden, was the son of Dr. Robinson, one of the first settlers of Dresden. Dresden was the first town in Navarro county. When the writer came to Texas in 1892 Bully was selling goods in the Dresden store. He later moved to Corsicana and was identified with some of the leading shoe stores of that place. He was liked by everyone, being perfectly honest, open in his dealings courteous and willing at all times to sacrifice his own interests for the interests of his friends.

Last summer his health gave down and he came back to the old home at Dresden to live with his sister, Mrs. Ella Blair, in a vain hope to regain his health.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ella Blair, and four brothers, J. S.
Robinson, S. E. Robinson, W. B. Robinson, all of Corsicana; J. Bell Robinson, of Sour Lake.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 13, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Jessie Lee "Top" Furra
Mar 16, 1898 - Mar 1, 1936

J. L. FURRA DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN CORSICANA

Jesse L. (Top) Furra, age 38, died Sunday night at 9:15 at the Navarro Clinic in Corsicana after a protracted illness. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the Dresden Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Johnson, the pastor, assisted by Rev. McCullough of Dawson. Burial followed in the Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Lester Clark, Lill Melton, Herman Hitt, Norman Chambers, Lowell Reed and Ernest Sumners.

Jesse Furra was a young man of unimpeachable character, a dutiful son, a kind, loving husband and father and the wide scope of his friendship was attested to by the many beautiful floral offerings. The family has the sincere sympathy of the Times.

Surviving are his wife, two young sons and one daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Furra, one sister, Miss Joy Furra.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, March 6, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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DRESDEN MAN WAS BURIED ON MONDAY; PASSED AWAY SUNDAY

Funeral services for J. L. (Top) Furra, aged about 35 years, operator of the Blue Ridge stock farm one and one-half miles east of Dresden were held at Dresden Monday afternoon where interment was made. Mr. Furra died Sunday night at 9 o’clock after a short illness with pneumonia.

Surviving are his wife, one child, parents, Mr. And Mrs. T. T. Furra and a sister, all of the Dresden community.

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James Eldridge Hollingsworth
June 4, 1919 - June 26, 1936

HOLLINGSWORTH YOUTH IS BURIED AT DRESDEN

James Eldredge Hollingsworth, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Hollingsworth, died in a Corsicana hospital Friday night at 10 o'clock.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock with Rev. J. M. Gardner, pastor, conducting the rites. Burial followed in the Dresden Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Chas. Lee Hollingsworth, Ralph Hewitt, Otho Perry, Alva Meador, Robt. Russell and Alfred Griffin.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 3, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Iza Dora Victoria (Drummond) Minefee
Nov 23, 1866 - Sep 12, 1936

MRS. IZA DORA MINEFEE BURIED AT DRESDEN SUNDAY

Mrs. Iza Dora Minefee, aged 69, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Fulton Saturday morning at 8:30. Funeral services were held at the Dresden Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. J. Sykes and Rev. Vaughn. Interment was made in the Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Minefee was the wife of the late J. W. Minefee who preceeded her in death by only a few months. She is survived by one son, W. W. Minefee; four daughters, Mrs. Will Fulton, Mrs. O. Tipping, Mrs. A. M. Vest, all of Blooming Grove, and Mr. Joe Walker of Oklahoma.

Pallbearers were Robert Fulton, Parham Lynch, Barney Futch, L. R.
Duncan, W. O. Tipping and C. L. Tillman.

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

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 18, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James Monroe Smith
Jul 15, 1865 - Aug 23, 1936

JAMES M. SMITH BURIED HERE MONDAY AFTERNOON

James Monroe Smith, aged 71, died Sunday afternoon 2 o'clock after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the grave-side conducted by Rev. Ross Rhodes. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Earl Coker, Earl Hammonds, Jess Fuller, C. L. Tillman, Owen Sheppard and Ed Phillips.

Mr. Smith came to Texas from Monroe, La. when he was two years old has since grown to manhood, farmed in Ellis and Navarro counties. He is survived by his wife and five children; two daughters, Mrs. Jim Milner and Mrs. Jim crisp, both of Blooming Grove; three sons, Will Smith, of north Texas; Jeff Smith, Milford; and Chas. Smith, of Blooming Grove.

Mr. Smith was a good husband and father and was highly esteemed by all whom he came in contact in the many years of residence in the Blooming Grove community.

The McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, August 28, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Emma L. (Bryant) Staggs
Mar 3, 1891 - Jun 15, 1919

In Memory of Mrs. Stags.

On June 15, 1919, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. J. H. Stags and took from him a devoted wife, one who was ever pleasant and kind, always ready to do what she could and tried to make her home happy by being bright and cheerful. She bore her suffering with patience, leaning on Jesus’ arm. She talked to her family and friends and said she was ready to go. She had no fear, she was going to be with Jesus, and wanted them to meet her over there.

We miss her, yes, we miss her in the home, in the church, and in the community. All loved her with a true heart. She professed faith in Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Baptist church in 1918.

Mrs. Stags was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Bryant. She was born March 3, 1891, and came with her parents to Texas in 1902. On 22nd of October she was married to Mr. Stags and to this union was born six children, five of whom are living and one has gone to that home prepared for all.

After the funeral services which were conducted by Brother Langston, her remains were laid to rest in the Cryer Creek cemetery to await the resurrection of the just. She is gone but not forgotten. Her exemplary life will live on in our sacred memory. May the Lord comfort the husband in the dark hour of loneliness and may the angel of peace hover near and guide the children, for mother is gone. She leaves a husband, five children, father, mother, three brothers, four sisters and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Weep not, dear ones, as those who have no hope.

Sleep, mother, sleep, take thy rest, God called thee home; He thought it best.

A FRIEND.

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Died Here Yesterday

Mrs. Emma Staggs, aged twenty-eight years, wife of J. H. Staggs of Cryer Creek, died in the P. and S. Hospital here at 2:45 yesterday morning and the remains were interred at Cryer Creek yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

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Alice Amanda (Price) Hewitt
Mar 5, 1867 - Feb 2, 1919

Died Near Here Yesterday

Mrs. E. B. Hewitt died at the home of her son, E. T. Hewitt, two miles north of town at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and the remains were interred at Cryer Creek cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of the county for many years, and had many friends who will regret to learn of her death.

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Luvenia Ann (Rutherford) Albright
Apr 4, 1876 - Nov 1, 1909

Supposed Case of Pellagra.

Mrs. Leviana Anna Albright, aged 33 years and 6 months, died at the family home in the Cryer Creek community on the first day of this month, Dr. Fields, who attended the case pronounces the disease a supposed one of pellagra. This is a new malady in this country and is attracting much attention just now among medical men. The ailment is said to be akin to leprosy, and is said to be epidemic in Northern Italy.

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Allie Douglas (Turner) Brown
Mar 4, 1882 - Dec 1, 1909

Died at King Willow.

Mrs. Wallace Brown died at the family home at King Willow yesterday afternoon. The deceased is survived by her husband and five children.

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Joseph T. “Joe” Nash
Oct 15, 1868 - Aug 2, 1925

DEATH OF PIONEER CITIZEN MOURNED BY BARRY COMMUNITY
Mr. Joe Nash was buried at the Cryer Creek cemetery Monday evening. Mr. Nash was an old settler and will be missed. He had been afflicted for several months and suffered much pain. The people of Barry community extend the bereaved family their sympathy in this sad hour.


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Well Known Farmer Died at Barry

Joe Nash, aged 65, a well known farmer of the Barry community, died at his home at 9 o’clock yesterday morning after a long illness, and the remains were interred at Cryer Creek this afternoon.

The deceased is survived by his wife, and seven children, several grandchildren, and his venerable mother, who is nearly ninety years old.

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Elizabeth (Davis) Brown
Mar 27, 1844 - Aug 8, 1925

AGED WOMAN DIES AT HOME OF HER SON EMHOUSE SATURDAY
Special to the Sun.
Emhouse, Texas, Aug. 10. –Mrs. Elizabeth Brown died here at 1:30 o’clock Saturday morning at the home of her son, W. A. Brown. She had reached the ripe old age of eighty-one years. Death came after twelve weeks of illness caused by a fall which fractured her hip.

Aunt Lizzie Brown as she was known by many friends in Emhouse as well as her own home in the Cryer Creek community will be missed, but the influence of her life will never pass away.

She is survived by her two sons, W. A. Brown of this city and J. F. Brown of Cryer Creek. Also several grandchildren.

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Mattie (Sheffield) Dorsey
Mar 6, 1876 - Jul 12, 1931

MRS. MATTIE DORSEY NATIVE OF COUNTY DIED AT MILDRED
Mrs. Mattie Dorsey, aged 55 years native of Navarro county, died at the home of her brother, R. W. Sheffield at Mildred Sunday morning at 8:20 o’clock, and the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Cryer Creek cemetery.

Surviving are one son, Jessie Dorsey, Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. J. M. Sheffield, Mildred; five brothers, R. W. Sheffield, Mildred; Walter Sheffield, Blooming Grove; Allie Sheffield, Alvord; Durwood Sheffield, Fort Worth; and Will Sheffield, Pennsylvania; one sister, Mrs. L. Goodman, Bryan, Texas and other relatives.

The Funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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We are sorry to report the death of Mrs. Mattie Dorsey, who died Sunday morning here at the home of her brother, R. W. Sheffield. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon 5 o’clock with interment in the Cryer Creek cemetery and was directed by Southerland Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, July 17, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Erastus Brown
Aug 5, 1861 - Jan 16, 1931

Cryer Creek Man Buried Saturday; Dies of Pneumonia
CRYER CREEK, Jan. 24.—(Spl)—Funeral services for James E. Brown, 69, who died here from pneumonia last Friday, were held last Saturday with interment in the local cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Pierce Bone and Mrs. George Johnson, and one son H. R. Brown, all of the Cryer Creek community and several grandchildren.

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In Memory.
On January 16, 1931, the death angel hovered in the home of our dear father and grand-father and took him away to bear him to the garden of love.
J. E. Brown was born August 5, 1861, in Mississippi. He came to Texas with his parents at the age of eight years. He has lived in Navarro County since he came from Mississippi. He joined the Baptist church at an early age and was an active member up to the time of his death. He was married to Miss Gertie Reeve, November 30, 1887 and to the union was born five children; his dear companion and two children’s death preceding that of his several years.
“Jim” Brown, as he was called by his many friends, was ill only ten days at the time of his death. He was recovering from bronchial pneumonia, when from an heart attack, he was very suddenly taken from us. All was done for him that loving friends and faithful physicians could do, but to no avail. He passed silently away at 11:15 a.m. Friday.
It was so hard to give him up although we know he has gone to join his dear companion and two loving children who were waiting for him beyond the Golden Gate with outstretched arms. We have only to follow in the footsteps of the Heavenly Guide to meet our loved ones who have gone on before. Dear loved ones, we must realize he is only sleeping a peaceful sleep, free from this world of pain and sorrow. We cannot understand why God would take our beloved, who has been both a father and mother to his children, whom he loved so dearly. He was faithful to them to the last moment. He realized the loneliness in their hearts for their mother’s love and tried to comfort them. But God needed him more in heaven to fill the vacancy that only our loved one could fill. We long for his presence, just to look upon that dear face of kindness, but God took him to the White Throne where he will know no more sorrow. Our loss is heaven’s gain, so let’s just say “Thy Will Be Done,” and strive to meet him on the other shore.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Cassie Boone and Mrs. Bessie Johnson, both of Cryer Creek community, one son, R. H. Brown of Emhouse and a dear sister, Mrs. Hassie Brown of Emhouse.
To these we must say grieve not, but recall the day of his death bed that he sang; “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, I’ll be There.”
“Dear one, we miss your shining face, No one on earth can take your place, Although our hearts are filled with sorrow, We are looking forward to that glad tomorrow; When we will join hands on that Golden Shore, And parting with loved ones we will know no more.”
By his loving grand-daughter,
GERTIE RUTH BOONE

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Joyce Marie Phelps
June 29, 1923 - Apr 9, 1931

LITTLE GIRL DIED THURSDAY; BURIAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Joyce Marie Phelps, 7 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Phelps, 411 South Thirteenth street died Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, and the funeral was held from the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents, one brother, Vivian Phelps, and four sisters, Vera Lee Phelps, Geneva Phelps, Mrs. Vernon Parish, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred Green, Dallas.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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John Walter "Zeke" Mitchell
Mar 13, 1877 - Dec 10, 1950

J. W. Mitchell Dies At Barry
J. W. Mitchell, 73, life-long resident of the Barry Community, died in Barry Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James C. Nelson. He had been an invalid for several years.
Funeral services will be held from the Barry Baptist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.
Surviving are a son, John Wayne Mitchell, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nelson, Barry; Mrs. L. Osborne, Houston, and Mrs. Olan Bonner, Decatur; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Watson and Mrs. S. A. Woodruff, both of Barry; two brothers, E. C. Mitchell, Corsicana, and J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D. C., and a number of other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Effeldred Harris Ingram
Nov 9, 1879 - May 10, 1954

E. H. Ingram Rites Are Held Tuesday

E. H. Ingram, 74, Barry farmer, died at his home Monday afternoon.

Funeral services are to be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. J. M. Fannin and Rev. G. W. Mosley of Waxahachie.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; two sons, Joe Ingram, Barry, and Raymond Ingram, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. R. O. Hobbs and Mrs. Lacy Baker, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Frank Beck, Dallas; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, D. D. and R. H. Ingram, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be R. H. Poulter, Robert Lee Poulter, Octor Mosley, Clifford Mosely, Lance Meadors and James Fannin.

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John William Christie
Nov 10, 1843 - Apr 26, 1920

BLOOMING GROVE NEWS
(The Blooming Grove Rustler)

J. W. Christie

J. W. Christie passed away Monday afternoon at the home of Gene Christie south of town. The deceased was a well-known figure, a man of integrity, a man of honesty, an ex-confederate soldier. He was hurt some weeks ago in a run away accident and never recovered from the injuries.

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Harvey Theodore Collins
Nov 22, 1883 - Sep 14, 1951

Sunday Services For H. T. Collins
Funeral services for H. T. Collins, 67, of Avalon, who died in an Ennis physician’s office Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Avalon Methodist church.

Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Collins was a native of Alabama and had resided in Ellis and Navarro counties since 1909 when he moved to Barry. The family had resided at Avalon the past six years.

Surviving are his wife of Avalon; four sons, D. F. Collins, Emhouse; George Collins, Ennis; Joe Collins, Avalon, and Cpl. Sam R. Collins, Fort Campbell, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Holditch, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Tom Smith, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Eldridge Poulter, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Ashton Robertson, Texarkana; two half-brothers, Vernon Polk, Texarkana, and Talmadge Polk, Rogers, N. M.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Earl Morris, Houston, and Mrs. Eunice Olson, Freer; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Joseph Arthur Greer
Mar 6, 1887 - May 14, 1961

J. A. Greer Dies Sunday; Rites Tuesday 2 P.M.

J. A. Greer, 74, retired city employee, World War I Veteran, died in Memorial hospital Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Tennessee, Greer had resided in Corsicana 25 years. He formerly resided at Cryer Creek where he was a member of the Cryer Creek Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Roy Greer, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Etta Wheeler, San Antonio; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Robert Clarke, Thurman Baker, Carma Rhodes, Sam Harlan, Will Russell and R. H. Poulter.

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Minnie Ada (Bryan) Nash-Crockett
Jan 20, 1874 - Mar 04, 1961

Mrs. Nash Of Kilgore Dies
Mrs. Minnie Nash, 85, died in Kilgore Saturday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Carl W. Quattlebaum, pastor of the Central Baptist church here, and Rev. Walter Lazenby of Kilgore.

Surviving are five sons, A. M., R. B. and T. J. Nash, all of Pampa; E. B. Nash, Wittler, Calif., and R. W. Nash, Port Neches; two daughters, Mrs. Lou Ormsby, Waco, and Mrs. Helen Gullford, Kilgore; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two brothers, C. E. Bryan, Mercedes, and D. R. Bryan, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Middlebrook, Mildred, and other relatives.

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Clarence Earl Stokes, Jr.
Apr 19, 1917 - Nov 6, 1949

Earl Stokes, Jr. Dies Of Injuries; Funeral Monday

Funeral services for Earl Stokes, Jr., 32, fatally Injured in a car-truck accident in Dallas during the week-end, were held from the Rudolph Funeral Home chapel in Waxahachie Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery. He was a native of Cryer Creek.

Stokes was injured in a crash at the intersection of Oakland and Canton early Saturday in Dallas.
Miss Laverne Patterson, 25, was hurt in the same crash. Albert Mayfield, 26, also of Waxahachie, driver of the car in which Stokes was riding, escaped with minor injuries.

Stokes lost both legs in a train accident in the Bermudas during World War II, while in the army.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stokes, Waxahachie, and other relatives including: two uncles, Mose Armstrong and Glenn Stokes, and an aunt, Mrs. Vivian Turns, all of Corsicana.

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William Allen Brown
Jan 13, 1866 - Mar 6, 1949

Wm. Allen Brown Dies On Sunday; Funeral Monday
William Allen Brown, aged 84 years, native of Louisiana, long-time Emhouse resident, died at Brandon Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Emhouse Methodist church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.
The, rites were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Azle.

Surviving are George A. Brown, Mrs. R. R. Harris, Fate Brown and Mrs. Ruth Barnes, all of Barry, and Mrs. Claude Maggard, Emhouse, nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. B. Turner, Frank Seely, Wayne Maggard, Jim Bob Collins, W. C. Ray and W. C. O'Neal.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 7, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sally (Williams) Brown married Nov. 1, 1888 Navarro County, Texas s/o Albert Lafayette “Fate” Brown and Elizabeth D. “Lizzie” (Davis) Brown
     

Mary Julia (Smith) Bryant
Apr 28, 1879 - Jan 25, 1966

Mrs. Bryant, Dies Tuesday
Mrs. Mary J. Bryant, 88, naive of Troup, Barry resident, died in the Hilllard-Bryan Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel with Burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery, but arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are three sons, Roy Lee Bryant, Hurst; Jack and Bill Bryant, both of Barry; three daughters. Mrs. Elizabeth Barham, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Wesley Coker, Barry, and Mrs. Mary McAda, Campbellton, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 17 great - grandchildren.

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Will B. Bryant
Sep 17, 1880 - Feb 10, 1954

Services Friday For Will Bryant
Funeral services for Will Bryant, 74, retired farmer, who died in his home Wednesday in the Barry community, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Barry.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; three sons, Ray Lee Bryant, Waxahachie; Clyde Russell and Willie Lloyd Bryant, both of Barry; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Barham, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Wesley Coker, Barry, and Mrs. Mary McAda, Campbellton; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jeff Bryant, Gainesville, and Tom Bryant, Tishomingo, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. May Hartless, Mangum, Okla.; Mrs. Belle Tramel, Sivell’s Bend; Mrs. Lettie Taylor, Valley View, and Mrs. Ella Autry, Ford City.

Pallbearers were Bill McGraw, Lloyd Simpson, Marshall Massengale, Lowell Reed, Glen Bell and Buel Robinson.

Corley directed.

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Vernon Farish
Jan 14, 1907 - May 15, 1954

Vernon Farish Services Monday
Vernon, Farish, 47, native of Navarro county, died at his residence, 727 West Ninth avenue, Saturday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services are planned Monday at 4 p.m. from the First Assembly of God church with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. Claudia Dockery and Mrs. Peggy Tipping, both of Dallas; three sons, Billy Dean Farish, USN, California; Floyd R. Farish, Snyder, and Clifford Farish, Corsicana; three grandchildren; mother, Mrs. G. T. Phelps, Corsicana; a brother, C. O. (Buddy) Farish, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Grimmett, Barry; Mrs. Emma Lee Womack, Clovis, N. M., and Mrs. Dave Curry, Corsicana; a half-brother, James Phelps, Corsicana; three half-sisters, Mrs. Douglas Minor, Louisiana; Mrs. Douglas York, Corsicana, and Mrs. Orville Shelton, San Antonio; a step-brother, Alva Phelps, and a step-sister, Mrs. Jewell Glass, both of Irving, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Elbert Cox, E. C. Mann, Floyd Yarbrough, Leo Christian, W. S. Schomerus, Hubert Herod, Alvin Koch and E. A. Ivie.

Corley will direct.

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Lawrence Alvie Douglas
July 28, 1905 - Dec 28, 1972

L. Douglas

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Lawrence Douglas, 67, of Kerens, who died Thursday.

Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. W. A. Tarpley will officiate, and burial will be at the Cryer Creek cemetery near Barry.

He was a native of Cryer Creek and a retired Curtis-Mathes and Oil City Iron Works employe.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gladys Douglas of Kerens; a son, Kenneth (Buck) Douglas of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Marie Griffin of Harlenton, Mrs. Dorothy Asford of El Paso, Mrs. Betty Lancaster of Athens, Mrs. Wanda McNeese of Kerens; 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifton Douglas of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Kelley and Mrs. Pearl Seago, both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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John Horace Staggs
Aug 10, 1884 - Feb 02, 1972

J. H. Staggs

John Horace Staggs, a native of Navarro County, died Thursday in a Waxahachie hospital. Services will be held at Rudolph Funeral Home in Waxahachie Friday at 10 a.m. and burial will be at Cryer Creek cemetery.

Survivors include Mrs. Gracie Duncan of Garland, Mrs. Fay Cox of Baton Rouge, La. and Melvin Staggs of Marshall.

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Floyd Rudolph Farish
Nov 4, 1934 - Jun 30, 1960

Floyd Farish Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday
Floyd R. (Doodle) Farish, 25, native of Corsicana, was dead on arrival Thursday afternoon at Memorial hospital. He was a used car dealer.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Harry H. Spurgeon, pastor of the First Assembly of God church conducting the final rites. Interment will be in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Farish served with the Air Corps at the close of World War II. He was born Nov. 4, 1934. He was the son of the late Vernon Farish.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Thompson; two sisters, Mrs. Claudia Patton, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Peggy Tipping, Dallas; two brothers, Billy D. Farish, Irving, and Clifford L. Farish, with the USAF.

A McCammon ambulance was summoned when Farish was stricken.

Pallbearers will be Tom Eady, Ben McKie, A. G. Hyden, Derrell Adams, George Gillespie, Jr., and Jim Stephenson.

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Valdene (Griffin) Barton
Oct 28, 1905 - Jun 6, 1993

Valdene Barton
Valdene Barton, 87, of Blooming Grove, died June 6, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were 3 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. The Rev. Barry Fikes will officiate.

Survivors include her husband Dutch Barton of Blooming Grove; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Leona Barton of Mount Calm; one sister, Eloise Cumpston Dallas; one sister-in-law, Fay Looper of Blooming Grove; one grandson, Randy Barton of Austin; one granddaughter, Tina Barton of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Janie (Ewing) Barton
Apr 9, 1906 - Dec 10, 1992

Mrs. Janie Barton
Mrs. Janie Barton, 86, of Blooming Grove, died Dec. 10, 1992, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

She was born April 9, 1906, in Blooming Grove. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Woody Barton, and her son, Charles Barton.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gwen Waldrop of Waller; two sons, W. J. Barton of Purdon and Tommy Barton of Olympia, Wash.; three sisters, Ruth Cantrell of Waco, Annie Sisson of Corsicana, and Edith Campbell of Blooming Grove; one brother, Edgar Ewing of Barry; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Arthur Woody Barton
Jul 30, 1901 - Sep 8, 1985

A. W. Barton

A. W. Barton, 84, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Janie Barton of Corsicana; two sons; a daughter; two brothers; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, five sisters including, Mrs. Lydia Trussell of Blooming Grove; a step-sister, Mrs. Irabel Robinson of Brownsboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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James Clarence Barr
Apr 18, 1902 - Jan 18, 1984

Clarence Barr

Clarence Barr, 81, of Blooming Grove died Wednesday in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. Dave Fortner and the Rev. Wayne Mahoney will officiate, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Barr was a native and a life-long Blooming Grove resident. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Fay Barr of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Evelyn Wright and Mary Owens, both of Dallas; four sons, Doyle Barr of Portland, Ore., John Barr of Longview, Robert Barr of Seattle, Wash., and Carroll Barr of Corsicana; two sisters, Pearl McGraw of Corsicana and Nan Massengale of Barry; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Clark Newton "Doc" Barton
Jun 1, 1915 - Jan 4, 1996

Clark Barton

Clark Barton, 80, of Corsicana, died Jan. 4, 1996, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with B. F. Risinger Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Barton was born June 1, 1915.

He is survived by his sons, Billie D. Barton of Corsicana and Roger and Richard Barton, both of Irving; his daughter Jo Ann Walker of Irving; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Eugene Russell Roberson
Aug 27, 1932 - July 24, 2012

Memorial services for Eugene Russell Roberson, 79, of Frost, were held at the Roberson residence, 4692 FM 639 in Frost on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. Local arrangements were under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

He passed away Tuesday evening, July 24, 2012, at his home after a long battle with a lung disease.

He was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Greenwood, Miss. On Jan. 9, 1999, he married Marion Dawson Roberson, in Dallas. Gene was an electrician in the Dallas area until his retirement when he moved to the Frost area in 1992. He was a loving husband, father and Papaw and will be greatly missed.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin C. Roberson and Ruby Burnice Hobgood; his first wife, Virginia; his brother, Carl; and his sisters, Doris Babin and Lucy Ashton.

Survivors include his wife, Marion, two sons, Rodney and Rusty, both of Dallas; two daughters, Pam Dobson and husband, James, of Wills Point and Carla Reel and husband, John, of Whitney; step-sister, Burnice Maddin of Rowlett; four step-children, Cindy Rejona and husband, Randy, of Houston, Alan Wilson and wife, Lillian, of Friendswood, B. J. Wilson, and Glynda Atwell and husband, Don, of Keller; three grandsons, Ryan, Scott, and Michael; four granddaughters, Mindy, Megan, Morgan and MaKayla; and numerous other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene's honor may be made to the DFW National Cemetery. Make checks payable to DFW National Cemetery with a notion to: Gift Fund, 2000 Mountain Pkwy., Atten: Budget, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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Ruby Mae Hubbard
Aug 18, 1938 - Aug 12, 2012

Ruby Mae Hubbard, resident of Houston, formerly of Dallas, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at the age of 73 at the Cornerstone Hospital of Houston, Bellaire.

She was born in Frost on Aug. 18, 1938, to Ruben Hubbard and Senolia Bailey Hubbard. She received her formal education in the Frost School District and acknowledged Jesus Christ as her Savior.

After leaving Frost, Ruby moved to Dallas and lived there many years.
Upon her becoming ill she moved to Houston with her daughter.

Ruby was truly loved and will never be forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and three nephews, Gary Mason, and Joe D. Hubbard Jr. and Anthony Hubbard.

Survivors include her daughter, Doris Hubbard of Houston, and son, Christopher Hubbard of Dallas; two grandchildren, Danesha M. Hubbard and Douglas M. Hubbard, both of Houston; three great-grandchildren, Daelon M. Johnson, Jacori M. Abrams and Camille J. Hubbard, all of Houston; one sister, Rosie L. Dickens of Stockton, Calif.; one brother, the Rev. Joe D. Hubbard Sr. and his wife Florine Hubbard of Corsicana; nephews, Harold Mason of Corsicana, Larry Hubbard of Minnesota, and Billy Hubbard and his wife Sheree of Corsicana; nieces, Joyce Hubbard of Hooks, Sharron D. Wilson and her husband David E., Debra A. Shockley and her husband David B., all of Corsicana; and a host of great-nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in the chapel at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Pastor David E. Wilson, officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Mollie Gillen
1862 - 1935

MRS. MOLLIE GILLEN DIED IN OKLAHOMA LAST FRIDAY

Mrs. Mollie Gillen, aged 70 died Friday at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Martin Hurley at Barnsdale [sic], Oklahoma, with burial following on Sunday.

"Aunt Mollie" was well known in the Blooming Grove community, having lived here for a number of years. She was a member of the First Baptist church of this city.

Surviving are three children: Mrs. Fred Kimpon, Barnsdale, Okla.; Will Gillen, Smithville, Texas, and Anderson Gillen of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, October 25, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Ethel Reece Cemetery, Barnsdall, Osage Co., Oklahoma - w/o William C. Gillen

James William Stokes
Jan 22, 1879 - Dec 9, 1935

FORMER BLOOMING GROVE RESIDENT BURIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for J. W. (Buster) Stokes, former Blooming Grove resident and businessman were held Tuesday afternoon from the First Christian church at Memphis, Texas, where he had resided for a number of years.

Those surviving are his mother, Mrs. Fannie Stokes of Emhouse, his wife and other relatives.


Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, December 13, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Fairview Cemetery (North Section) - Memphis, Hall County, Texas
  • h/o Leola Pearl (Spivey) Stokes - d/o Andrew Jackson Stokes and Georgia Frances "Fannie" (West) Stokes buried at Cryer Creek Cem.

Frank Hogue Simpson
Aug 6, 1869 - June 12, 1936

FORMER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE DIED AT PLAINVIEW

Relatives and friends were grieved to hear of the sudden death of F. H.
Simpson, age 68, who died at his home in Plainview Friday afternoon with a heart attack.

For a number of years, Mr. Simpson resided in Blooming Grove during which time he was cashier of the Citizens National Bank and one of the town's most progressive and useful citizens.

He and his family moved from here to Dawson where Mr. Simpson was made president of the First National Bank in that city, and later was connected with the Federal Reserve Bank. At the time of his death he was connected with the Texas Old Age Assistance Commission.

Surviving are his wife, Plainview; 3 sons, Frank Simpson, Jr., Austin, Louis Simpson, Plainview; Ray Simpson, Stanton; one daughter, Mrs. Bob Connor, Frankston; 4 brothers, H. E. Simpson, Blooming Grove, Dick Simpson, Corsicana; Geo. Simpson, Henrietta; and Tid Simpson, Lubbock:
3 sisters, Mrs. J. P. Williford, Malone; Mrs. Ed Saunders, Hillsboro; and Mrs. Eva McCluskey, Austin.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, June 19, 1926
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Plainview Cemetery (Formerly I.O.O.F.), Plainview, Hale Co. TX
  • - h/o Laura Alice (Houston) Simpson, Purdy (Jones) Simpson, Mary Etta
    (Parker) Simpson, and Ada (Ivy) Simpson - s/o Lewis D. Simpson and Mary Lou (Cole) Simpson.

Margret A. (Pryor) Waters
Jan 23, 1870 - Feb 20, 1937

NATIVE OF TENNESSEE DIED SATURDAY NIGHT

Mrs. M. A. Waters, aged 67, died Saturday night at 12:30. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, Bennie Waters, at 10 o'clock Monday morning, conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, with interment in the Moody cemetery.

Mrs. Waters was born January 23, 1870, near Nashville, Tenn. Later she moved to Arkansas and from there to Texas. She was married to A. J.
Waters in 1894. To this union were born ten children. Her husband and five children preceded her in death. She made her home with her son, Jack Waters, having lived in Blooming Grove the last two years. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Bennie and Jack Waters, of Blooming Grove; three daughters, Winnie Bettie, of Dallas; Mrs. Laura Payne, of Oglesby; Mrs.
Artie Riley, of McGregor, and one step daughter, Mrs. Ella Vines, of Ennis; two brothers and one sister; 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, February 26, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co. Texas - w/o Acie Jackson Waters - d/o Pleasant Pryor and Mary Catherine (Stewart) Pryor

Marion Lafayette Crabtree
June 27, 1857 - Mar 4, 1937

FORMER CITIZEN BLOOMING GROVE DIED LAST THURSDAY

M.L. (Fate) Crabtree, aged 79, died at his home at Meridian early Thursday morning. Mr. Crabtree was well known here, as Blooming Grove had been his home for many years before going to Meridian. Mr. Crabtree was a landowner and farmed, and was also a ginner here for many years.
The deceased has many friends in this section who regretted to hear of his death.

Surviving are his wife; seven children, Mrs. Ed Harris, Lubbock; Milton Crabtree, Meridian; Mrs. Dick Frederick, dallas; Julius Crabtree, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Will McAdams, Waco; Ellis Crabtree, Taylor; and Miss Kathleen Crabtree, Meridian.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, March 12, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Meridian Cemetery, Meridian, Bosque Co. TX

Boyd Matt Shaw
Oct 22, 1893 - June 11, 1937

BOYD M. SHAW DIED AT HOME IN FROST FRIDAY

Boyd M. Shaw, age 43, died at his home in Frost Friday afternoon and funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist Church, Rev. Cagle, pastor, officiating. A full miitary funeral was held by the American Legion.

Mr. Shaw was a brother of Mrs. Robert High of Blooming Grove and Mrs.
Dudley George of Tyler.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, June 18, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Bynum-Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Hill Co., TX - s/o James Butler Shaw and Bertha (Miller) Shaw

David Stone
Apr 8, 1905 - Aug 13, 1935

MAN SLAIN IN GUN BATTLE AT FROST IS BURIED MONDAY

David Stone, 31, slain in a gun battle with Will Melton, Frost night watchman the first of last week, was buried Monday afternoon.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Pittman, pastor of the Methodist church of Frost, and funeral arrangements were under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Home.

Mr. Melton who was seriously wounded, is reported doing fairly well with an excellent chance for recovery.

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Ruth Ann Virginia (Monts) Bell
Jun 15, 1851 - Sep 18, 1935

FORMER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED AT FROST

Funeral services for Mrs. R. A. V. Bell, 84, who died Wednesday of last week at the thome of her daughter, Miss Euba Bell in Corsicana were ocnducted at the Frost Methodist church at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon and interment was in the Frost cemetery. Rev. T. Edgar Neal pastor of the First Methodist church of Corsicana officiated.

Mrs. Bell was well known in Blooming Grove as she and family having resided here for several years. Surviving are seven children.

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

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 27, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William Merrell Northern
Aug 22, 1912 - Aug 16, 1958

W. M. Northern Services Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 18—(Spl.)—William Merrell Northern, 45, died in a Dallas hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church here Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Richey, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Nan Lennon, Blooming Grove; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Northern, Brandon; five brothers, T. E. Northern, Blooming Grove; Cecil and Allen Northern, both of Waco; R. C. Northern, Tulsa, Okla.; and Roy Dan Northern, Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Ruth Carroll, Cincinnati, and Mrs. T. E. Shrader, Avalon; two grandchildren, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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John Ernest Leonard
Mar 11, 1887 - Apr 23, 1936

AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIM IS BURIED AT LONE OAK

J. E. Leonard, aged 49, who was killed in an automobile accident Thursday at McGregor was buried at the Lone Oak cemetery. Funeral services were held at the Lone Oak church at 4 p.m. Saturday, conducted by Rev. J. W. Whitfield, Blooming Grove Methodist pastor

Mr. Leonard lived in the Lone Cedar community a number of years ago. He is survived by a wife and six children: Mrs. W. Johnson, Lula, Lillian, Edith Earl and Ernest Leonard.

The McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 1, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Elsie Maud Spurrier
Apr 2, 1924 - Sep 24, 1936

Elsie Maud Spurrier, age 12, passed away on an operating table in Hillsboro Thursday, Sept. 24. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webb Spurrier, well kown in this community and who now lives near Milford.
The remains were brought and interred in the Lone Oak cemetery.

The little girl had not been strong for some two years, and he parents, concerned about her, made appointment and took her to Hillsboro to have her tonsils removed. There seemed to be no special complication in connection with the operation, but failed to rally from being put to sleep.

Elsie Maud was a very obedient, kind-hearted girl, always agreeable, possessing a sweet, even nature. She was considerate of others, never choosing for herself first place over those with whom she mingled. She joined the Baptist church this summer and her pastor came and conducted a very sweet and impressive funeral ceremony. A large crown attended the funeral. Many pretty flowers covered the mound.

Relatives present at the funeral were: Grandpa A. F. Hatley of Corsicana; Will Hatley of Waco, Mrs. Maud Dunn, Tyler; Marvin, Leman and John Hatley, all of Dallas; Burley and Jessie Hatley, Chatfield; Mrs. B.
Anderson, Purdon, and mrs. Geo. Magee, of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 2, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Her stone and listing says Elise. Her death cert and obit say Elsie Maud

Thomas Albert Patterson
Nov 11, 1876 - Dec 27, 1935

PROMINENT FARMER OF RANKIN BURIED SUNDAY

Thomas Albert Patterson, aged 59, died at his home in the Rankin community Friday evening at 7 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the Rankin Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. W. Z. Corbin of Waxahachie in charge of the rites. Burial followed at the Grange Hall cemetery with the Rankin and Blooming Grove Masonic lodge in charge at the grave.

Mr. Patterson was a native of Navarro county, a successful farmer and his honesty integrity was never questioned by his fellowman. His family has lost a kind, loving, husband and father and the community a good citizen. The deceased was a member of the Rankin Masonic lodge.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Joe and J. D. Patterson; mother, Mrs.
M. E. Davis; two sisters, three brothers, and two half sisters and one grandchild.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 3, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Thomas Ray Frederick
Feb 21, 1935 - Nov 2, 1936

Infant Thomas Ray Frederick Dies

Funeral services for Thomas Ray Frederick, the small son of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Frederick, were held at the Methodist church November 3rd at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. J. W. Whitefield officiating. Interment was made in the Grange Hall cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

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

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, November 13, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Sam Huston Frederick and Vivian Mae (Lane) Frederick - buried in Frost Cemetery

Emma Samantha (Powell) Collins
Mar 30, 1889 - May 20, 1974

Mrs. Collins
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Emma Collins, 85, resident of Fort Worth, who died Monday at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home.

Rev. Frank Williams and Rev. Roy Davis will officiate, with burial to follow at Cryer Creek Cemetery.

She was a native of Tennessee and had lived in Fort Worth for 10 years.

She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include four sons, Doyle Collins of Corsicana, George Collins and Joe Collins both of Ennis and Sam R. Collins of Irving; three daughters, Mrs. Bud Holditch of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Tom Smith of Waxahachie, Mrs. Eldridge Poulter of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother John Powell of Magnolia, Ark.; and a sister, Mrs. Alma Boyette of Longview.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Jessie Faye (Northcutt) Barr
Nov 2, 1904 - Jan 20, 1995

Jesse Faye Barr

Jesse Faye Barr, 90, of Blooming Grove, died Jan. 20, 1995, in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barr was born Nov. 2, 1904 in Navarro County.

She is survived by two sons, John Barr of Longview and Robert Barr of Ferndale, Wa.; and two daughters, Evelyn Wright of Dallas and Mary Owen of Emhouse.

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Gilmor Doyle "Dutch" Barton
May 7, 1905 - Jun 15, 1994

Gilmo Doil Barton

Gilmo Doil Barton, 89, of Corsicana, died June 15, 1994, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Leona Barton of Mount Calm; one sister, Magdalene Fay Looper of Blooming Grove; two grandchildren, Randy Barton of Austin and Tina Barton of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Gilmo Doil Barton

Gilmo Doil Barton, 89, of Corsicana, died June 15, 1994, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Leona Barton of Mount Calm; one sister, Magdalene Fay Looper of Blooming Grove; two grandchildren, Randy Barton of Austin and Tina Barton of Plano; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Molly Maud (Holditch) Barr
Feb 23, 1880 - July 14, 1958

Mrs. J. L. Barr Expires Monday

Mrs. J. L. Barr, 78, died at the family home in Cryer Creek Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. M. Hopfe, pastor of the Barry Baptist church assisted by Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church here.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Barr had resided in the Cryer Creek community 70 years. She was a member of the Cryer Creek Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Cryer Creek; two sons, J. C. and G. T. Barr, both of Cryer Creek; three daughters, Mrs. Earl McGraw, Corsicana; Mrs. Roy Massengale, Barry, and Mrs. H. M. Nicholson, Cryer Creek; 12 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Barr, John Barr, Donald Barr, Henry Ray Nicholson, Clyde Nicholson and Billy Earl McGraw, all grandsons.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, July 15, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Lucius Barr
Nov 20, 1876 - Aug 5, 1958

J. L. Barr Rites Held Thursday

Two ministers, Rev. John Harper of the Corsicana Central Methodist church, and Rev. L. M. Hopfe, pastor of the Barry Baptist church officiated at the last rites for J. L. Barr at 3 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Barr, 81, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Cryer Creek.

Pallbearers were Carroll Barr, John Barr, Donald Ray Barr, Henry Ray Nicholson, Clyde Nicholson, and Billy Earl McGraw, all grandsons of the deceased.

Barr is survived by two sons, J. C. and G. T. Barr, both of Cryer Creek; three daughters, Mrs. Earl McGraw of Corsicana, Mrs. Roy Massengale, Barry, and Mrs. H. M. Nicholson of Cryer Creek; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

The services were at Corley Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Aug 8, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Nora Odessa (Poarch) Brewer
Aug 24, 1931 - Jan 18, 1984

Nora Brewer
Nora Odessa Brewer, 52, of Duncanville died Wednesday in Carthage.

Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Black Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Brewer was a Rice native. She had lived in Duncanville for four years.

Survivors include her husband, M. E. Brewer of Duncanville; two daughters, Marsha Hampton of White Oak and Rhonda Brewer of Duncanville; one son, Ronnie Brewer of Duncanville; two sisters, Mrs. E. O. Marriott of Hutchins and Mrs. W. E. Ashford of Rio Vista; three brothers, A. B. Porch of Bardwell, R. I. Poarch of Hutchins and Paul Poarch of Mesquite; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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Olivia Diann Fields
B&D Nov. 28, 1945

INFANT DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. FIELDS OF BARRY IS DEAD

Olivia Dianne Fields, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fields of Barry, died at the Navarro Clinic early Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held at the Cryer Creek cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparent, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Watson, Barry.

McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 28, 1925
  • d/o John Henry Fields and Bessie Fay (Watson) Fields; granddaughter of Albert Theodore/Turner Watson and Ada (Womack) Watson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Hazelwood Butler “Wood” Farish
Feb 20, 1885 - Apr 11, 1920

The Sick and Convalescent

Wood Farris has been very low at Cryer Creek with pneumonia, but is thought to be better.

Notes:



Died Near Cryer Creek

Wood Farris, a well known and popular citizen of the Cryer Creek community, aged forty years, died yesterday after a long illness and the remains were interred this afternoon. The deceased is survived by his parents and his wife and four children.

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Guy W. Wilson
Sep 15, 1895 - Nov 27, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GUY W. WILSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Guy W. Wilson, aged 31 years, who died at the family home in the Mildred community Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock were held at the residence Sunday at 12 o’clock. The remains were interred in the Cryer Creek cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his mother, Mrs. R. N. Wilson, Mildred, and several brothers and sisters. His father died about one year ago. The deceased was a veteran of the World War, seeing service overseas and being gassed, from which he was said to have contracted tuberculosis. He was single.

Members of the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion conducted a military funeral.

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James Adrain “Dot” Harris
Dec 28, 1884 - Sep 20, 1964

James A. Harris Dies Thursday
James A. (Dot) Harris, 78, life-long resident of Cryer Creek community, retired farmer and rancher, died in Memorial hospital Thursday following an extended Illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor, and Rev. Don Holt, Methodist minister, director of the Waller Memorial Center at Navarro Junior College.

Surviving are his wife, Cryer Creek; three sons, Leroy Harris, San Angelo; C. W. Harris, Longview, and Jeff Harris, Barry; a daughter, Mrs. Less Kitchens, Barry, and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Gillen, C. L. Rhodes, Henry Ray Nicholson, Bill Bryant, Mack Crawford and Jeff Henderson.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Lollie Ophelia “Granny” (Richards) Wilson
Sep 18, 1874 - Jul 28, 1964

Hold Wednesday Services For Mrs. Wilson
Funeral services for Mrs. Lollie O. (Granny) Wilson, 89, were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery. Rev. Gerald Williamson conducted.

Mrs. Wilson died in Memorial hospital Tuesday morning. She was a native of Atlanta, Ga., and lived near the Mildred community for 46 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Warner, Midlothian; Mrs. E. E. Brown, Shreveport, La.; and Mrs. G. M. Kent, Corsicana; three sons, George Wilson, Waco; Elton Wilson, Freeport; and Jack Wilson, Mildred; four sisters, Mrs. Hallie Estes, Arp; Mrs. John Hagle, Dawson; Mrs. E. J. Witte, Waco; Mrs. F. O. Roberts, Huntsville; a brother, R. C. Richards, Dallas; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Rollen Oather Hobbs
Feb 5, 1906 - May 18, 1964

Barry Merchant Expires Monday
R. O. Hobbs, 59, Barry merchant, died at his home in Barry Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Barry Baptist church with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Summers.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; two sons, S-Sgt. James O. Hobbs, Austin, and Rollan E. Hobbs, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Campbell and Mrs. L. D. Brown, both of Waco; five grandchildren, a brother, W. D. Hobbs, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Frazier Branch, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Odessa Hearne and Mrs. Wayne Leath, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Jerry Wallace, Roswell, N. M., and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

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Hold Services For R. O. Hobbs
Funeral services for R. O. Hobbs, 59, Barry merchant, who died at his home Monday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Barry Baptist church with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. He was an alderman of Barry.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Hugh Summers, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Barry, two sons, S-Sgt. James O. Hobbs, Austin and Rollan E. Hobbs, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Campbell and Mrs. L. D. Brown, both of Waco; five grandchildren, a brother, W. D. Hobbs, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Frazier Branch, Long Beach, Calif; Mrs. Odessa Hearne and Mrs. Wayne Leath, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Jerry Wallace, Roswell, N. M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buell Robison, H. B. Bush, James Watson, Lowell Reed, A. B. Coker, and L. O. McGraw.

Corley directed.

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Laura Jane (Wilson) Friday
Jan 12, 1868 - May 18, 1952

Mrs. Laura Friday Funeral Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, May 19—Mrs. Laura Friday, 85 died at her home here Sunday.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. B. Crawford, pastor of the church.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Friday had resided in Navarro county more than 77 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Loyd Morgan, Arcadia; Mrs. T. C. McCain, Shreveport, La., and Mrs. A. S. Wharton, Henrietta; three sons, Bryant Friday, Oklahoma City; John Friday, Lamarque, and Vesta Friday, Corsicana; a brother Henry Wilson, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Millie Tinkle, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Don Morgan, Vesta Friday, Tommie Friday, grandsons; Bruce Freeman, Drew Gillen and Carroll Lee Saunders.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Gladys Opal (Thompson) Dorton
Nov 1, 1916 - Oct 8, 1940

MRS. GLADYS DORTON CRYER CREEK, DIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Gladys Dorton, aged 23 years, of Cryer Creek, died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Cryer Creek Baptist church. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery
[Black Hills Cemetery]. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Rhodes.

Surviving are her husband, J. G. Dorton, and a son, James Howard Dorton, both of Cryer Creek; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thompson, Drane; two sisters, Edith Thompson, Drane, and Mrs. Lola Mae Allen, San Antonio; a brother, Tom Thompson, Jr., Drane, and grandmother, Mrs. Lura Foster, Drane.

Pallbearers were Grady Jones, Joe D. Harold, David Burr, C. L. Rhodes, C. R. Rhodes, Jr. and Leonard Watkins.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Danny Edward Grimmett
Nov 7, 1938 - Jul 9, 1940

LITTLE BOY BURIED WEDNESDAY CRYER CREEK CEMETERY
Funeral services for Danny Edward Grimmett, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Grimmett, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Barry Methodist Church. Interment was in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Morton.

Surviving are the parents and the following brothers and sister; Robert E., Louis T., Mary Lee, Jerry and Clyde W. Grimmett, all of Barry.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Ida (Stokes) Harris
Jan 1865 - July 05, 1953

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Harris
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Harris, 88, long-time resident of Emhouse and Navarro county, who died early Monday were held from the Emhouse Methodist church Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey and Rev. W. V. Morton.

Surviving are a son, J. A. Harris, Barry; a brother, E. S. Stokes, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leroy Harris, Jeff Harris, Jack Harris, Les Kitchens, Charles Joe Armstrong, Stokes Armstrong, and Ernest Stokes.

McCammon directed.

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Francis Ida "Dollie" (Watkins) Ingram
Jan 2, 1885 - Jun 24, 1974

Mrs. Ingram
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Frances (Aunt Dollie) Ingram, 89, resident of Barry, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. J. M. Fannin will officiate, and burial will be at Cryer Creek cemetery.

She was a native of Alabama and had lived in Barry for 82 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bess Beck of Dallas, Mrs. Clessie Baker of Malakoff, and Mrs. Laura Smith of Barry; a son, Raymond W. Ingram of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

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Katherine “Katie” (Pruitt) Cohen
Mar 26, 1873 - Jul 14, 1921

Mrs. Katie Cohen

Mrs. Katie Cohen passed away in Dallas and the remains were brought in a hearse to Blooming Grove and interred Thursday in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The deceased was Miss Katie Pruitt before she was married. She was highly esteemed in this community and over Navarro county, belonging to a prominent family of long residence here.

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Ina (Watson) Morgan
Feb 7, 1898 - Jan 6, 1929

SCHOOL TEACHER DIES AT CISCO; FUNERAL AT BARRY
BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 12—Mrs. Ina Watson Morgan, aged 32 years died in Cisco Sunday and the remains were interred in the Cryer Creek cemetery Monday after the funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Barry.

Surviving are her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Watson of Barry.

Mr. and Mrs. Morgan were teaching school in Cisco and she contracted the flu-pneumonia immediately upon her return to Cisco after spending the Christmas holidays in Barry.

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IN MEMORIAM.

All hearts of the little town of Barry and community were astir with sympathy for the Watson family when the message reached here early Sunday morning of the death of the eldest daughter, Mrs. Ina Watson Morgan at her home in Cisco, Texas.

She, with her husband, Wendal Morgan, had spent the holidays with her parents here, and was stricken with flu-pneumonia a few days after returning to her home. She died at 6 o’clock Sunday morning, Jan. 6. Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Watson, sisters, Mrs. Floyd Poole of Moran, Miss Eda Watson of Slayton and Misses Bessie and Quida of Waco were at her bedside when the death angel came.

A. C. Green, undertaker of Cisco, brought the body through early Monday morning and remained until after the funeral and burial that afternoon.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Prather at the First Baptist church at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, and the remains were laid to rest in the family burial ground at Cryer Creek. The church was decorated in green and white and many beautiful floral offerings against the embankment of green ferns was a picture which will be long remembered.

“Ina,” as everyone knew her was beautiful in life, but more beautiful in death. As we beheld her quiet and peaceful, with that smile the characteristic of her life upon her angelic countenance, we could but exclaim, “How beautiful.”

The active pallbearers were Earl Varnell, Ernest Watson, Reginald Woodruff, Ollie Watkins, Clyde Watson and Raymond Worsham.

The honorary pallbearers were the uncles, S. B., R. E., W. M. and C. E. Watson; a cousin, Horace Miller, and Clarence Doggett, husband of her dearest girlfriend.

Those out of town attending the funeral were, Wendal Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Varnell and A. C. Green of Cisco; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Watson and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Doggett of Fort Worth; Mrs. A. M. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jester, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Miller of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Poole of Moran; Misses Eda Watson of Slayton and Bessie and Quida of Waco.

The deceased was born Feb. 7, 1898, was reared in our community and attended the Barry public school, afterwards the T. W. C. at Fort Worth, from which she graduated with A. B. degree in the spring of 1921. She taught her first school at Grapevine, but the next year she went to Cisco, where she had been connected with the high school as librarian and teacher since.

On Dec. 22, 1926, she was married to Wendal Morgan of Cisco and they have made their home there since.

She was much loved by all who knew her. Her cheerful sunny disposition made it easy for her to scatter sunshine and good cheer wherever she went. The faithful discharge of her duties to her home, her family, her church and community makes her vacancy all the greater. Yet the award that awaits her, the jeweled crown bedecked with its many stars, will be worth it all.

To the bereaved husband, father, mother and sisters and other relatives we extend heartfelt sympathy and can only point you to Jesus the Great Sympathizer, who said, “Come unto me, all that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” He has not left us comfortless, and may His holy spirit guide you through this great trial is our prayer.

A FRIEND.

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John Robert Owen
May 26, 1891 - Apr 19, 1956

Saturday Rites For J. R. Owen

Funeral rites for John R. Owen, 64, who died in Fort Worth Thursday, were held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, assisted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Platt, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Zelma Boyte, Corsicana and Mrs. Vada Cox, Wichita Falls; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rev. G. M. Hair, Clifton Russell, Edwin Boyte, Clarence Sullivan, Elmer Dwane Sullivan, Billy Sullivan and Kenneth Price.

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Jessie William Compton
Mar 1875 - Dec 16, 1948

J. W. COMPTON OF CRYER CREEK DIES; FUNERAL FRIDAY

J. W. Compton, aged 74 years, farmer, Cryer Creek, died in the P. and S. Hospital at noon Thursday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Assembly of God church at Cryer Creek Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Collins of Corsicana.

A native of Houston county, Texas, Compton had resided in the Cryer Creek community for 54 years.

Surviving are his wife of Cryer Creek; four daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Pyle and Mrs. Jim Taylor, both of Augusta; Mrs. Leo Whitfield and Mrs. Lucille Brown, both of Barry; a step-son, Virgil Grooms, Mertens; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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J. W. COMPTON DIES THURSDAY NOON; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Funeral services for J. W. Compton, 74, Cryer Creek farmer, who died at the P. and S. Hospital on Thursday noon, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Assembly of God Church at Cryer Creek. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Collins of Corsicana.

A native of Houston county, Texas, he had made his home in the Cryer Creek community for 54 years.

Surviving are his wife of Cryer Creek; four daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Pyle and Mrs. Jim Taylor, both of Augusta; Mrs. Leo Whitfield and Mrs. Lucille Brown, both of Barry; a step-son, Virgil Grooms, Mertens; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Travis Arnett, Earl Johnson, Jerry Brown, Clyde Hollingsworth, Derwood Watkins and Rube Arnett.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Rob Roy Harris
Feb 11, 1887 - Jul 17, 1948

R. R. HARRIS RITES BE HELD TUESDAY; WAS FOUND DEAD

R. R. Harris, aged 61 years, well-known farmer of Route 1, Barry, residing between Emhouse and Cryer creek, whose lifeless body was found Saturday afternoon in a hayfield on his farm, died from natural causes, Judge A. E. Foster, justice of the peace, returned in a coroner’s verdict following an investigation. Deputy Sheriffs Raymond Myrick and R. E. Jones also answered the call.

Neighbors and acquaintances said he had been shocking hay a short time before his lifeless body was discovered near a pitchfork by Pascual Ferrer, who resides a short distance from the site.

M. P. Majors said he and his wife talked with Harris about 11:30 a.m. and that the deceased took a drink of water from a jug at his car.

Surviving are his wife, Route 1, Barry; three daughters Marquita Harris and Mrs. William Luna both of Barry, and Mrs. Clarence Janner, San Diego, Calif.; mother Ida Harris, Emhouse; a brother James Harris, Barry.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, North Corsicana Methodist church pastor.

Pallbearers, were Joe George, Dolly Hollingsworth, Frank Seeley, Less Kitchens, Rube Arnett, Ray Farris, and Henry Nicholson.

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Clarence Earl Stokes, Sr.
Nov 13, 1888 - Jul 21, 1972

E. Stokes
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Earl Stokes, 83, lifelong Corsicana resident, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor of Wesley Methodist Church of which Stokes was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in Cryer Creek cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

Surviving are his widow; a sister, Mrs. Guy Williams of Pasadena, Tex. and several nieces and nephews.

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Emily Ann Elizabeth (Brown) Fullwood-Stokes
Feb 6, 1839 - Oct 1, 1930

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN DIES CORSICANA HOME

Mrs. Emily Stokes Fullwood, aged 91, years native of Alabama, but resident of Navarro county for 62 years, died at the home of her son, S. F. Stokes, 1005 West Eleventh avenue, Wednesday evening at 6:45 o’clock at the Cryer Creek cemetery where interment was made. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mrs. Fullwood came to Navarro county in 1869, and settled in the Cryer Creek community with her husband, S. W. Stokes, who died in 1875. She was married to J. A. Fullwood in 1880, and moved to the Eureka community where Mr. Fullwood died in 1894. She has made her home with her son, S. F. Stokes, for the last 36 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. B. Armstrong, Plainview; three sons, S. F. Stokes, Corsicana; J. C. Stokes, Coleman, and Everett Stokes, Oklahoma; five step-sons, W. J. Fullwood, Eureka; P. D. Fullwood, Corsicana; B. B. Fullwood, Eureka; F. B. Fullwood, Dallas; three step-daughters, Mrs. S. F. Stokes, Corsicana; Mrs. Billie Johnson, Eureka, and Mrs. V. A. Boyd, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Moore, Mississippi; a large number of grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Bonnie Ann (Rhodes) Watson
Jun 21, 1899 - Aug 6, 1947

Rites Held Thursday For Mrs. R. E. Watson
Funeral services for Mrs. R. E. Watson, aged 48 years, who died at the family home in Barry early Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church at Barry. Interment was in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. W. Price.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. R. E. WATSON PLANNED THURSDAY

Mrs. R. E. Watson, aged 48 years, died at the family home in Barry early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at Barry Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. W. Price, pastor of the church. Interment will be in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Barry, a son, Billy Earl Watson, Barry; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rhodes, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian McGraw, Barry; Mrs. Vernice McGraw, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Laverle Boyd, Blooming Grove, and two brothers, Charles Rhodes, Barry and C. L. Rhodes, Blooming Grove.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Robert Earl Watson
Nov 21, 1893 - May 6, 1973

R. E. Watson
BARRY—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for R. E. Watson, 79, of Barry who died Sunday at Hillsboro. Burial will be at Cryer Creek cemetery.

He was a native and life-long resident of Barry. He was a retired farmer, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Billy Earl Watson of Hillsboro; three grandsons, Billy Watson of Grandview and Timothy Watson and Stephen Watson, both of Hillsboro; a great-granddaughter, Tammie Watson of Grandview; five brothers, J. C. Watson and L. N. Watson of Corsicana, E. C. Watson and Dewey Watson of Kerens, and E. L. Watson of Iowa Park, Texas.; a sister, Mrs. E. L. Oliver of Hart, Tex.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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William Elisha “Billy” Watson
Dec 11, 1860 - Mar 21, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED HERE MONDAY
W. E. Watson, aged 71 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died at his home, 1903 West Fourth avenue Monday evening at 6 o’clock following an illness of two years, and the funeral was held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, Baptist minister of Kerens. Interment was made in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Mr. Watson had resided in Navarro county for more than fifty years. He moved to Corsicana ten years ago from the Barry community.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ruby Watson, Corsicana; six sons, R. R. Watson, E. L. Watson and J. C. Watson, all of Barry; Clyde Watson, Eureka; and Lonnie Watson and Dewey Watson, both of Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Mary Etta (Armstrong) Wilson
Feb 24, 1878 - Oct 13, 1963

Mrs. G. P. Wilson Dies Friday

Mrs. G. P. Wilson, 85, native of Sherman, resident of Navarro county since 1890, died Friday morning at her home, 2901 College Circle.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Barry with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Summers, pastor.

Mrs. Wilson had been a member of the Barry Baptist church 30 years. She had resided in Corsicana 10 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Caskey, Lake Jackson; Mrs. Ruby Livingston, Barry, and Mrs. Irene Martin, Corsicana; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Sol Armstrong, Blooming Grove; Lige Armstrong, Emhouse, and Mose Armstrong, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Earl Stokes, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Clifford Edward Woodruff
Aug 28, 1878 - Oct 20, 1918

WELL KNOWN FARMER DEAD

Passed Away Near Barry Yesterday Morning

Clifford Woodruff a well known citizen of the Barry community, died there yesterday morning at 4 o’clock and the remains were buried in the Cryer Creek cemetery at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The deceased was thirty-six years of age and is survived by his wife, three children, his mother, one sister and five brothers. He was a good citizen and had a large circle of friends and enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all who knew him.

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Mary Genevie (Watson) Williams-Simpson
Aug 15, 1868 - Sep 25, 1943

MRS. G. SIMPSON DIES IN AUSTIN; BE BURIED CRYER CREEK
Mrs. Genevie Simpson died in Austin Friday night and the body will be brought here for funeral services with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley chapel.

Surviving are several children. A son, G. W. Williams, was a former resident of Corsicana, but now lives in Austin.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. SIMPSON; BURIAL CRYER CREEK

Funeral services for Mrs. Genevie Simpson, age 75 years, who died in Austin Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites and interment was in Cryer Creek.

Surviving are four sons, G. W. Williams, Austin; Arthur Lee Simpson, Dallas; C. P. Simpson, Christoval; J. B. Simpson, Odessa; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Hatfield, Odessa; Mrs. Lora Lea Patterson, Alice; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Clayton, Ellisville, Miss; Mrs. Gertrude Weem, Ellisville, Miss.; Mrs. Lula Luckritz, Larel, Miss.; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. E. Stone, R. R. Owen, T. P. Shivers, W. Y. Bankhead, C. B. Allen, Hugh Bryant and Will Sharpley.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 27, 1943
  • son 1st husband Addison Thornton “Addie” Williams 2nd James Benjamin Simpson; d/o John Watson and Sallie (Saltonstall) Watson per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Belinda Kay Norwood
Jun 29, 1955 - Jun 30, 1955

Norwood Infant Rites Thursday
Belinda Kay Norwood, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Norwood of Barry, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the Cryer Creek cemetery Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Charles Allen Lane, all of Barry, and grandparents Mrs. L. A. McManus, Newberne, N. C., and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Crocker, Barry.

Corley will direct.

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Emmett S. Waldrop
Jun 22, 1870 - Apr 5, 1962

E. S. Waldrop Rites Friday
Funeral services for Emmett S. Waldrop, who died Thursday in Waco, were to be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor, Northside Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in Cryer Creek cemetery.

A native of Louisiana, Waldrop, 92, had resided in Waco the past eight years.

Surviving are his widow of Dallas; five sons, T. C. Waldrop, Waco; T. E. Waldrop, Colorado, and L. B., R. E., and R. C. Waldrop all of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Coma Walling, Waco, and Mrs. Alford Inman and Mrs. Opal Thomas, both of Dallas; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Kerens, and a number of other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Apr 6, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Pink (Carroll) Waldrop married Feb. 22, 1894 2nd wife Artie (Smith) Scales-Waldrop married Feb. 3, 1910 assumed s/o William J. Waldrop and Margaret Elizabeth (unk) Waldrop

Victor Joseph “Tommy” Thompson
Mar 10, 1903 - Aug 18, 1962

V. J. Thompson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for V. J. (Tommy) Thompson, 59, plant engineer, Corsicana State Home, who died of a heart attack Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. V. Silvertooth, Assembly of God church minister. Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

Thompson had resided in Corsicana nine years and formerly was in the U. S. Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Thompson, 927 West Ninth avenue, Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. R. S. Patton, Florida, and Mrs. Emory D. Tipping, Dallas; two step-sons, Billy D. and Clifford L. Farish, both of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, seven brothers, J. L. Thompson, Powderly; T. J. Mullins, Powderly; W. L. Mullins, Dallas; Grady Mullins, Denton; Otho Mullins, Argyle; W. W. Mullins, Mesquite, and D. S. Mullins, Garland; two sisters, Mrs. M. A. Letterell, Blossom and Mrs. Roy Smith, San Diego, Calif.

Pallbearers were Darrell Adams, V. H. Scrimshire, A. R. French, L. N. Ward, John P. Peterson and Billy M. Rogers.

Corley directed.

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Felix Elmer Tanner
Nov 10, 1886 - Mar 22, 1966

Hold Services For F. E. Tanner

Funeral services for F. E. Tanner, 79, retired farmer, who died at his home, 604 North Beaton street, Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Shady Grove Baptist church, near Dawson, of which he was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

Tanner formerly resided in the Union High community before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, four sons, L. E. Tanner, Corsicana; Ray Tanner, Eureka; E. F. Tanner, Purdon, and W. C. Tanner, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Aline Vest, Corsicana; Mrs. Mildred Lewis, Frost, and Mrs. Tommie Ruth Blackburn, Purdon; 23 grandhcildren, a number of great-grandchildren, a brother, C. E. Tanner, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clays Tanner, Donald Edward Blackmon, Goldman Junior Blackburn, Thomas Dyer, Gene Dyer and Pete Lane.

Griffin directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, March 25, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John F. Baldwin
Dec 9, 1885 - Dec 21, 1921

In Memory

Wednesday evening, Dec. 21, 1921, at 2 o'clock, the death Angel visited the home of Mr. George Lane and took from them their father and son-in-law, Mr. John Baldwin. John had made his home with his father-in-law since his wife's death, five years past. Mr. Baldwin died in the family home near Jacksonville, Wednesday evening and was brought to Pursley and laid to rest by his wife Friday afternoon.

John leaves one little boy, five years old, one sister, Mrs. Mattie Butterfuss of Denver, Colo.; two half sisters, Mrs. J. J. Gibson of Rice and Mrs. J. J. Howard of Eureka and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

Mr. Baldwin was born Dec. 9, 1885, was married to Miss Malissie Lane, July 8, 1914. To this union was born two little boys, one done passed on before. The other still living with his grandfather.

John was well known and had lots of friends. He was sick only a short time till he was called to meet his Savior, So weep not loved ones, for our loss is Heavens gain. John has said good-bye to sorrow, He has bid this world adieu, And has gone to live with Jesus. Yes! his face is lost to view. One by one his hopes grew brighter, As he traveled life's weary way, And we hope to meet him With the angels some sweet day.

It is hard to part with loved ones, Yes, it's hard to say good-bye, But we should strive to meet them Meet them when we come to die.

(There is more of the poem which is missing from the article)

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James T. Stephens
Mar 3, 1879 - Jan 3, 1937

FORMER BLOOMING GROVE RESIDENT DIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for James T. Stephens, aged 57 years, who died at his residence in Corsicana Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock were held at the Pursley Church of Christ Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Reese of Hubbard.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Ivy Stephens, both of Corsicana; two brothers, A. Z. Stephens of Shreveport, and Floyd Stephens and three sisters, Mrs. E. M. Caine, Lubbock; Mrs. A. G. Harrison, Hubbard, and Mrs. R. L. Bacon, Winters.

Mr. Stephens was born and reared near Blooming Grove and was well known here.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 8, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Fannie Malissa (Johnson) Stephens - s/o John Stephens and Ada (Thompson) Stephens

David Cleveland Langston
Nov 2, 1884 - Jan 13, 1938

BROTHER LOCAL WOMAN BURIED AT PURSLEY

Funeral services for C. D. Langston, aged 54, who died in Austin, were held at the Pursley cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. E. Glenn, of Corsicana, conducted the rites and the song service was directed by Carl Young, of Corsicana. Mr. Langston was a former resident of Blooming grove and was a brother of Mrs. S. E. Barham.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 21, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Addie Virginia Langston; s/o David Newton Langston & Francis Jane (Bryant) Langston (from death certificate)

Addie Virginia (Herod) Langston
May 28, 1889 - Nov 19, 1964

Hold Services Mrs. Langston

Graveside services for Mrs. D. C. Langston, 75, who died in Austin Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the New Pursley cemetery, with Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, officiating.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. D. A. Shipwash, Austin, and Mrs. Dempsey Welch, Roswell, N.M.; two brothers, W. A. and W. S. Herod, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Della Coker, Sundown; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. T. E. Langston, Austin; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Shipwash, Jimmy Shipwash, Tommy Langston, Bacil L. Herod, Marvin Herod and Hubert Herod.

Corley Directed.

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