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Jettie B. Moye Haynes
abt 1926 - Sep 6, 2012

Jettie B. Moye Haynes, 86, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Country Meadows Nursing Home. Wake services are 6 to 7p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Bishop David Taylor Officiating. Interment will follow at Princeton Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Dorothy Ann (Cockerell) Bradley-Willard
Nov 16, 1931 - Sep 18, 2012

Dorothy Ann Cockerell Bradley Willard, 80, of Hubbard, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, under Hospice Care at home.
Visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. A graveside service and burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Eureka Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Woodall of First Baptist Church in Hubbard, officiating with Dr. Danny Reeves of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas.

She was diagnosed with throat and lung cancer in May 2012, and decided not to receive medical treatments for cancer; her belief being the Holy Trinity was her one and only saving grace. She was a great example of a strong and virtuous woman.

Dorothy was born to Lonnie Roy and Flora Mae Gotcher Cockerell in Longview, on Nov. 16, 1931. She graduated from Wortham High School in 1948, and attended Navarro College and graduated in 1951. She returned to the nursing program at Navarro College and graduated with an LVN certification in 1988.

Dorothy was a member of First Baptist Church of Hubbard. Through the guidance of her Sunday school teacher and parents, she accepted Christ as her savior at the age of 9. She was dedicated throughout the years playing the piano and/or organ in various churches she attended throughout her lifetime. Dorothy enjoyed working with Sunday school classes, GAs, Mission Friends and Vacation Bible School. She started each day by reading her Bible.

After retiring from nursing in 2011, Dorothy devoted her time to activities which brought her joy: caring for her husband, spending time with family, cooking and crafting. For many years she enjoyed living and traveling abroad. Dorothy excelled in bowling, crocheting, knitting, sewing, working crossword puzzles and caring for others. Her most rewarding times were taking care of others, teaching her students patient care, and spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Florene Cockerell Wilson; and her first husband James Monroe (Caveman) Bradley, Jr. They were married for 25 years before his tragic death in 1976.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, C. E. “Pete” Willard of Hubbard; brother, Lonnie Roy Cockerell, Jr. and wife Juanita, of Mission, Texas; children, Debra Ann “Debby” Bradley Hill and husband Mike of Kerens; John Robert “Bobby” Bradley and wife Edy Beatriz Soria of Brookshire, Texas; grandchildren, Daphne Leanne Hill Pesina and husband Robert of DeSoto, Bradley Willard Hill of Richardson, John Robert Bradley II and wife Mary of San Antonio, and Melissa Liz Bradley Kaiser and husband Tripp of New York City; and great-grandson William Michael Hill of Richardson; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family appreciates the care Dorothy received from the physicians in the Providence Health System, Waco, and the caretakers from the Providence Hospice, Mexia, Texas, especially her assigned nurse, Lori; as well as nurse aid and former student Jo.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the building funds at First Baptist Church of Hubbard at 501 Magnolia St., Hubbard, Texas, 76648, or First Baptist Church of Corsicana at 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

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Johnny LeEdward Reffitt
Feb 21, 1974 - Sep 10, 2012

Johnny LeEdward Reffitt, 38 of Barry, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

He was born Feb. 21, 1974 in Dallas to Ronnie and Margaret Reffitt.

He graduated from Frost High School in 1994. There were many things he enjoyed doing such as four wheeling and mudding, hunting and fishing, welding and building anything he could think of. He also enjoyed his horses, two paints, buckskin and Palomino. Above all he was a family man.

He is survived by his wife Sheli Reffitt; children, Cheyenne Reffitt, Richard Reffitt and Dylan Diggs; parents, Ronnie and Margaret Reffitt; sisters Tammy Kelsey and husband Jeff Couch, KaSandra “Kasey” Beaird and husband Johnny; grandmother Lucille Reffitt; mother-in-law, Jeni Savage; father-in-law Richard and Vicki Diggs; brother-in-law, Jason Kelsey; nephews Jacob and Joey Kelsey; brother-in-law Curtis and Misti Diggs; nieces Lindsey and Kacee Cash, Ellie Jo Diggs; sister-in-law Shelbi Diggs; and brother-in-law Sterling Steele.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Pope officiating.
Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Woods, Richard Gorman, Kevin Pederson, Stephen Holland, John Carazales, Scott Reed.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James L. Bradford
abt 1958 - Sep 7, 2012

James L. Bradford, 54, of Dallas, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Ross and Johnson Chapel and 5 to 6:45 p.m. at Sandra Clark Funeral Home located at 6029 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas. Funeral Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, Goodlow, with Pastor Nathan Carter as Eulogist, and Pastor Dwight Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Samaria. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Bob Wayne Lindsey
Aug 28, 1933 - Sep 12, 2012


Bob Wayne Lindsey, 79 of Barry, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in Corsicana. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Arvell Ray "Sully" Sullivan
Jun 26, 1931 - Mar 7, 2000

SULLIVAN
ARVELL RAY, "SULLY", 68, born June 26, 1931 in Corsicana, TX. Life time resident of Dallas passed away Mar 7, 2000. He served in the Korean War of the Army Branch Employed with Willow Distributors, distributor of Coors Brewery since 1968 and in the industry since the age of 16 years old. Having formed many close and long lasting friendships. Preceded in death by wife Dorothy in 1993, parents, Alva R. and Earla Mae Sullivan. Survived by sister, Mary Alline McNair of Mabank, TX; step-son, Charles G. Orrick, Loving Companion Ruby Moosberg and numerous other family members. Funeral service Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2 PM at Grove Hill Funeral Home. Visitation, Monday, March 13, 6-8 PM
GROVE HILL Funeral Home & Flower Shop

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James Robert Loughridge
d. July 1979

LOUGHRIDGE
James Robert (J.R.) Survived by brothers, Calvin D., Fort Worth, Tarlton S., Athens; sister, Mrs. Julia Murrell, Fort Worth. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Dudley M. Hughes Buckner Chapel, Rev. Lewis Chamberlain officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, 2 p.m.
DUDLEY M. HUGHES
BUCKNER BLVD CHAPEL 2615 S. Buckner 388-0444

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Robert Bascom Harrison
Oct 1, 1878 - Apr 18, 1942

Funeral Services For R. B. Harrison Held Sunday

Funeral services were held for Robert Bascomb Harrison, aged 65 years, who died at 6 a.m. Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist church with Revs. W. G. Griffith, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Robert Williams, pastor of the Central Baptist church, conducting the rites. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr. Harrison was a native of Mississippi, and had been a resident of this community for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Robert Harrison, Waxahachie; 3 daughters, Mrs. M. D. Baggett, Beaumont; Mrs. Dock Lambert, Barry, and Mrs. Sallie B. Wood, Refugio.

Pallbearers were Drew Gillen, Otis Varnell, Ernest Williams, Finner Holditch and J. O. McSpadden.

The McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 24, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Olevia J. (Chambers) Minhinnette
Apr 12, 1856 - Feb 11, 1942

Mrs. Olevia J. Minhinnette Passes

Mrs. Olevia J. Minhinnette, a former resident of this county for many years, died at her home two miles east of Bowie, Texas, on Feb. 11th, being 85 years, 9 months and 22 days of age.

At the time of her death she had been making her home with a daughter near Bowie for a number of years.

The funeral services were conducted in the Dresden Methodist church Friday Feb. 13, by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, Blooming Grove Methodist minister. Interment was in the Dresden cemetery.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, February 20, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Edna (Hardeman) Trout
Mar 18, 1908 - Mar 7, 1942

Mrs. Edna Trout Buried at Dresden Monday

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Central Baptist church for Mrs. Edna Trout aged 86, of Mountain Air, N.M. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Williams, with burial in Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Trout died Saturday in a Sonora, N.M. hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Trout, and son, Gary of Mountain Air; her mother, Mrs. Eliza Hardeman, 1524 W. 7th Ave., Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Grantham, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Frank Perry and Mrs. Earl Brim, Corsicana; three brothers, Sam of Frost, Elbert of Littlefield and Namon Hardeman of McCain.

Pallbearers were nephews, Alan and Elbert Brim, Edwin Tyson, Theo Grantham, Jesse Burge, Corsicana, and Howard Thummel, Frost.

Arrangements were under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Service.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, March 13, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Reginald Yuldd Gregg
Nov 28, 1921 - Feb 9, 1932

BOY DEAD AS RESULT OF WRONG DOSE MEDICINE

A very sad death occurred at Purdon Monday. Mr. Cregg's [sic] ten year old boy was ill. The father thought he was giving the boy a calomel tablet and it was a strychine tablet. The little fellow only lived a short time. Dr. Ellis from Blooming Grove made a fast drive to get to him, but the little fellow was about dead when he got there.

Mr. Cregg is a druggist at Purdon.

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Barbara Jane Hollingsworth
Aug 10, 1928 - May 5, 1942

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Barbara Hollingsworth

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Barbara Jane Hollingsworth, aged 13, who died Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the P&S hospital. Services were held from the Central Baptist church with Revs. Robert Williams, pastor of the church, and W. G. Griffith, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the rites.

Barbara Jane was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hollingsworth, and had lived here all her life.

She is survived by her mother and father, one sister, Mrs. Viva White, two brothers, Everett and Elmer Hollingsworth, all of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pall bearers were Howard Hitt, Drew Gillen, Revis Perry and Ben Shell. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.

Arrangements were directed by the McCormick Funeral Service.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 8, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Champion
Feb 2, 1881 - Dec 26, 1917

FARMER KILLED FARMER
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in Personal Trouble Tom Meredith Killed Ben Champion.

Late yesterday afternoon in the El Dorado community five or six miles south of Dawson two well-to-do farmers and land owners, Tom Meredith and Ben Champion became involved in trouble and Meredith shot Champion five times with a revolver, the wounds resulting in almost instant death. Soon after the killing Meredith surrendered to the officers and was brought here and is now in jail. Both men leave families. Meredith has employed Callicutt & Johnson and it is said he will have no trouble to give bond as soon as the amount is fixed.

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COURT HOUSE NEWS
Sheriff’s Office.
Tom Meredith charged with the murder of Ben Champion near Dawson on Wednesday evening, made bond yesterday in the sum of $3500. The bondsmen are J. L. Meredith, P. O. Vinson, D. T. Sawyer, J. J. Hull, J. W. Wilson and C. J. Ford.

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COURT HOUSE NEWS.

Sheriff's Office.
County Attorney Nash, Assistant, County Attorney Lovett and Sheriff Curington went to Dawson yesterday
to look into the killing of Ben Champion by Tom Meredith on Wednesday evening, and in order to determine whether the deceased was killed with a shot gun or a pistol the body of the deceased was dissected by Dr. Barnes of Hubbard. The finding of the investigation was not disclosed by the officers. The remains were interred yesterday afternoon.

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Sheriff’s Office.

Tom Meredith charged with the murder of Ben Champion near Dawson some months ago, has been indicted by the grand jury and today made bond in the sum of $3,500.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 22, 1918
  • Liddie is buried in Hubbard per death certificate—Ben could possibly be buried there
  • h/o Aytchie Lydia “Liddie” (Barnett) Champion-Johnson; s/o E. N. Champion & S. M. (unk) Champion
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

INFANT Key/Call
died Jan. 17, 1917

Infant Buried This Afternoon. Mr. Albert Young of Dallas came down today with the body of an infant born in Dallas Wednesday night, and which, died soon after birth. Accompanied by, Walter Fendley, Mr. Young took the body to Dresden this afternoon, where it was buried in the Key-Call lot in the Dresden cemetery.

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Mrs. J. P. Brown
abt 1845 - Jun 2, 1921

Died Suddenly at Emhouse.
Mrs. J. P. Brown, aged 76 years, wife of an old citizen of the Emhouse community, died at her home there suddenly last night, and the remains were interred in the Patterson cemetery this afternoon, Rev. Mr. Boyd officiating.
The deceased is survived by her husband and several grown children.

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Margaret Elizabeth (Meyers) Waldrop
Jun 6, 1839 - Mar 13, 1918

Died at Cryer Creek
Mrs. W. J. Waldrop, a venerable lady of the Cryer Creek community, died there this morning after a long illness, and the remains will be interred at Kerens tomorrow. The husband and several grown children survive.

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Martha Ann (Pevey) Peters
abt 1856 - Mar 13, 1936

AGED WOMAN DIED HERE FRIDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL AT KERENS
Mrs. Martha Ann Peters, age 80 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Whitelaw, 1418 West Collin street Friday night at 11 o'clock. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Kerens Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here, and Rev. Mr. Baylock, pastor
of the Baptist church at Trinidad Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery three miles north
of Kerens.
Mrs. Peters, with her late husband, W. S. Peters, came to this county from Louisiana in 1867
and settled in what is now known as the Ingram community south of Kerens. They were among the first settlers to cross the Trinity river at Wildcat Ferry.
Mrs. Peters had been a member of the Baptist church for 56 years and took an active part
not only in church work but the affairs of her community.
Surviving are ten children, W. W. Peters, Kerens; Mrs. Tom Brewster, Kerens; Jim Peters,
Trinidad; Herb Peters, Trinidad; Dan Peters, Trinidad; Tom Peters, Malakoff; Tim Peters, Bazette; Ed Peters, Dallas; Mrs. J. H. Whitelaw. Corsicana; Mrs. A. D. Locklar, Corsicana and a number of grand children and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joe Jefferson, Frank Larrison, Hood Cheney, Jesse Howell, Mack Bell and P. N. Stockton.
The Stockton Funeral Home at Kerens will direct the funeral arrangements.

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Clara Carson (Bryson) Howell
Sep 19, 1889 - Nov 30, 1988

Clara Howell

Clara Howell, 99, a former resident of Navarro County living in Kilgore, died Nov. 30, 1988, at Roy H. Laird Hospital in Kilgore.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Raider Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Local arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Officiating will be John Gardner.

She was a member of the Chandler Street Church of Christ and helped organize the Home Demonstration Club in Navarro County.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gwen Palmer, of Kilgore; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Hattie Jewel (Middleton) Ard
Oct 15, 1934 - Apr 26, 2000

Jewel Ard

Jewel Ard, 65, of Malakoff passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2000 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Norris of Faith Community Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Allen Ard, Lawrence Brown, Mike Derdem, Antonio Lewis, Edward Dale Scoggins, and Jimmy Scoggins.

Mrs. Ard was born Oct. 15, 1934 in Kerens. She was a cook. She leaves behind her family to love and cherish her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Hugh and Gertie Jewel Hale Middleton; three brothers, Bill Middleton, Glenn Middleton and Max Middleton; and a niece, April Deshay Scoggins.

Mrs. Ard is survived by her husband, James S. Ard of Malakoff; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Dale and Pam Scoggins of Halton City, Jimmy Dean and Sheral Scoggins of San Antonio, Robert Earl “Rusty” Scoggins of Corsicana, and Steven Ray and Tammy Scoggins of Clute; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Lawrence “Peppy” Scoggins-Brown: two sisters, Janie Middleton Holliefield of Corsicana and Winnie Middleton Simmons of Midland; a brother, Earl “Pete” Middleton of Eugene, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other friends and loved ones.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 28, 2000
  • Jewel (Middleton) Ard is Hattie Jewell (Middleton) Ard w/o James Shirley Ard d/o Robert Hugh Middleton and Gertie Jewell (Hale) Middleton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Hattie Emma (Hewitt) Dorsey-Born
Feb 24, 1889 - Nov 30, 1988

Emma Born

Emma Born, 99, of Blooming Grove, died Nov. 30, 1988, at the Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Dorsey and her second husband, Henry Born. Her son, Ellis Dorsey, preceded her in death in 1932, and her daughter, Nadine Dorsey, preceded her in death in 1966.

She is survived by two nephews, Charles Baker, of Bryan, and J. I. Hewitt, of Azle; one niece, Janith Gagliano, of San Francisco; four great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Lynch, Jack Farish, Larry Farish, Hoss Farish, Bill W. McGraw and Sidney Moore.

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Stella Ann (Cowley) Brockette
Aug 19, 1888 - Nov 4, 1983

Stella Brockette

AUSTIN—Mrs. C. P. (Stella) Brockette, 95, of Blooming Grove, died Friday in Austin.

She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Her late husband, Rev. C. P. Brockett, was a minister of the Central Texas Methodist Conference whose last pastorate was the Blooming Grove Methodist Church.

Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Weed-Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Malford Hierholzer officiating. Graveside services will follow at 5 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Tim Shultz officiating. Local arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

Survivors are two sons, Marlin L. Brockette of Austin and Claude T. Brockette of Grandview; three daughters, Mrs. Fran Barnett and Mrs. James Gowan, both of Dallas, and Mrs. William H. Criuse of Fairfax Station, Va.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Basil Lee Brown
Jun 19, 1906 - Apr 17, 1985

Basil Lee Brown

Basil Lee Brown, 78, died Wednesday at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Brown was a former resident of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Maudie K. Brown of Waco; four sons, Thaddeus Brown of Arlington, Robert Brown of Elmont, Hollis Godwin of Oklahoma and Donald Brown of Moody; four daughters; Mrs. Paul Powell of Honolulu, Mrs. Eddie Riera of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Nelda Webb of Waco and Mrs. Henry Crist of Axtell; sister, Edna Good of Waco; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Robert Franklin Bryant
Feb 19, 1909 - Jun 16, 1986

Robert Bryant

BLOOMING GROVE—Robert F. Bryant, 77, of Blooming Grove, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Bruce Cotton and the Rev. J. O. Lawler officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Gertie Bryant of Blooming Grove; a son, Jim Bryant of Coppell; two daughters, Bobbie McDowell of Dallas and Carolyn Brewer of Bedford; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are Boyd Bryant, Carma Rhodes, Beauford Farish, Ortis Wright, Sydney Moore and Edward Melton.

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Birdie (Smithen) Burke
Nov 27, 1897 - Jul 7, 1981

Mrs. Birdie S. Burke

BLOOMING GROVE—Mrs. Birdie S. Burke, 83, of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

She was a retired school lunch room worker at Blooming Grove and a member of the Baptist Church.

Service is Thursday, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Thr Rev. Gene McCann and the Rev. Dave Fortner will officiate with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ola Mae McCann, of Willis, and Mrs. Dorothy Jean Petty, Mrs. Jimmie Dee Powell and Mrs. Cosia S. Rau, all of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren; two brothers, Pete Smithen, of Blooming Grove, and Walter Smithen, of Orange, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Rowell, of Yucalpa, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are James Rominger, Boyd Bryant, Leon Phillips, Chess Kitchen, Harold Dozier, and Riley Gene Petty.

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Jimmy Dee (Burke) Powell
Sep. 22, 1928 - Apr. 25, 2001

Jimmie D. Powell
Jimmie D. "The Cowboys Lady" Powell died April 25, 2001. She was 72.

Survivors include two sisters, Ola Mae McCann of Willis and Cosia Rau of Corpus Christi.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. April 28 at Flour Bluff-Padre Isles Funeral Home.

Flour Bluff-Padre Isles Funeral Home

Words written by niece, Linda (Petty) Rothgeb:

Jimmie Dee (Burke) Powell was very well known for her association with The Cowboys. She never missed Spring Training Camp and was forever educating the sports newscasters at the TV stations in Corpus. She always caught their mistakes and called them up right away. They showered her with gifts in hopes she would always give them private information that she had. She did at one time call up Troy Aikman’s wife after an unlucky game and ask what Troy thought he was doing at that certain time in the game.

When she passed away her heart surgeon Dr. Paul Heath let the Cowboys Head Office in Dallas know as he was a personal friend of Jerry Jones. They sent a big spray of flowers with a teddy bear in a Cowboys helmet. She would have loved that.

Jimmie was born in Blooming Grove, Sep. 22 1928. She was married to Brince A Powell, Jr. He died July 11, 1978 here in Corpus and was buried in his family plot in Oakwood Cemetery-Corsicana, Tx. They had no children.

Cosia S. (Burke) Rau
Cosia moved to Corpus in 1978 after her divorce from (second husband) Richard Rau. She went to work for the cable tv (TCI at the time) company and retired from there (now Time Warner) about 10 years ago. Her first husband, James R. Rominger Sr. was in the Army at the time they married. And they were over in Germany at the same time as Jimmie Dee & Buddy & by chance, Elvis, who turned into a good friend of theirs.
They had a son Richard (Jr), age 16, who passed away in 1975 in Killeen, Tx after he was hit by a truck on the way to school. He had just made the recent move to live with his father, James. James has always stayed close to our family. When he heard she was starting to go downhill he came to Corpus (May) to visit and he will be at her funeral. He is a sweetheart and will always be our Uncle.


Ola Mae (Burke) McCann
Aunt Mae was born in 1915 and passed away Apr. 13, 2008 in Conroe, Tx. She was married to Gene Jack McCann from Arkansas. She met him in Corsicana. He was a Baptist preacher & missionary. So she spent her life in the mission fields in Mexico.
They never had any children but had a foster son, Sixto Herrera, in Mexico. He is a doctor in Monterrey, Mexico now. Ola Mae & Gene are buried in Conroe Memorial Park-Conroe, Tx.

Dorothy Jean (Burke) Petty
This is my mother born in BG. She was always a homemaker and Dad, William R. Petty, was born in Corsicana. He joined the Navy and retired after 23 years and then retired from the Army Depot here. We’ve been in Corpus since the early 1950’s and never left. My brother, Riley is 70 and lives here close to us. My twin sister, Glenda and I are 66 now. Mom was born in 1921 and passed away in 1995. And Daddy was born in 1917 and passed away in 2005. They are buried here at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

There were two other boys born to Birdie and Jim Burke. Darwood was my mother’s twin and he passed away at birth in 1921. (My dad was also a twin). James Albert Jr. was born in 1918 and died in 1920. I think they were buried at White Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Diane Richards
 


Vera Tennie Elizabeth Butcher
Nov 16, 1907 - Jul 11, 1983

Vera Butcher

BLOOMING GROVE—Vera Butcher, 76, of Blooming Grove, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Blooming Grove Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Wanless officiating.

Survivors are one sister, Violet Dunaway of Blooming Grove; one niece, Brenda Gullatt of Blooming Grove; one nephew, Ray Dunaway of Blooming Grove; four great-nephews and one great-niece.

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Gilbert Herman Wear
Jan 3, 1895 - Nov 30, 1988

Herman Wear

Herman Wear, 93, of Rice, died Nov. 30, 1988 at his residence.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Rice Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 3, 1895 in Rice. He was a retired bookkeeper and accountant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rice and a Navy veteran of World War I.

Survivors include one daughter, Rosa B. Cummins of Corsicana; three grandsons, Roger A. Wear of Rice, Randy Cummins of Corsicana, and Roddy Cummins of Mesquite; two granddaughters, Linda Lewis of Rice, and Cheryl Kitchens of Albuquerque, New Mexico; eight great-grandchildren.

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Kenneth Earl Bradley
Jul 9, 1960 - Apr 16, 1985

Kenneth E. Bradley

Kenneth Earl Bradley, 24, of Corsicana, died Tuesday of injuries suffered in an auto accident.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Burial in the Woodland Cemetery. Wake service will be at 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson.

Bradley was a 1978 graduate of Corsicana High School and was employed by Dowd and Sons.

Survivors include his father, Lozell Bradley and Ernetha Bradley; two brothers, Lanzell Bradley and L. B. Bradley, both of Corsicana; five sisters, Mary Jo Newsom and Salle Bradley, both of Corsicana, and Patsy Bradley Marsalis, Diana Bradley and Gloria J. Bradley, all of Dallas; a grandmother, Mrs. Henrietta Jackson of Dallas; and a grandfather, Jeff B. Bradley of Corsicana.

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Gertrude Maxine Fuqua
Dec 13, 1927 - Jul 25, 2002

Gertrude Maxine Fuqua

Gertrude Maxine Fuqua, 74, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, July 25, 2002 in a Waco hospital.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Tim Miles officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be Allan Gordon, Eddie Lee Fuqua, Jack Fuqua, Lee Fuqua, David Fuqua and Larry McFarland.

Mrs. Fuqua was born Dec. 13, 1927 in New Hampshire. She had lived in Hubbard for the past 23 years after previously living in the Dallas and Lancaster area.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie J. Fuqua of Hubbard; sons, Allan Gordon of Tennessee, Eddie Lee Fuqua of Amarillo, Jack Fuqua of Frost, Lee Fuqua of Connecticut and David Fuqua of Hubbard; daughter, Brenda DeLamar of Waco; brother Paul MacKay of New Hampshire; sister, Bea Shields of Dallas; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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James Cannon Gamewell
Oct 16, 1904 - Jul 8, 1981

James Cannon Gamewell

James Cannon Gamewell, 75, died yesterday in Dallas after an illness.

Services will be held tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at Smith Chapel in Dallas and burial will be in the family plot at Teague Cemetery at 4 p.m.

Gamewell was a retired druggist.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Collins and Miss Margaret Gamewell of Dallas; Mrs. William B. Mowlam, of Corsicana; two nephews; and one niece.

The Ed T. Smith Funeral Home of Dallas is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Larue (Eddlemon) Lambert
Oct 18, 1916 - Oct 21, 1943

Funeral Services For Mrs. George Lambert Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. George Lambert, age 27 who died at her home at six o'clock Thursday morning were held Friday afternoon at four o'clock at the Central Baptist church with Rev. Joe Snell, pastor, conducting the rites.

Surviving are: Her husband George Lambert, two sons, Bobby Frank and Jerry Wayne Lambert, one step-son, George Lambert Jr., Blooming Grove, Father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Eddlemon, two sisters, Miss Patricia Ann Eddlemon and Mrs. Neal Grandy all of Fort Worth. Two brothers, Doris Eddlemon Blooming Grove and J.C. Eddlemon, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were: Jack Gillen, Hollis Pitts, Garrett Sisson, George Granthom, Elbert Granthom and Leo Griffin.

Interment was made at Rose Hill Cemetery, with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, October 29, 1943
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John P. Freeman
Aug 13, 1871 - June 30, 1941

John P. Freeman Buried Monday Afternoon

John P. Freeman, aged 70 years, a prominent resident of Emhouse, was buried Monday afternoon at the Palmer cemetery. Funeral services were held from the Emhouse Baptist church with Rev. Jack Goff, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist church of Blooming Grove, conducting the rites.

Mr. Freeman was a resident of Emhouse for the past 18 years and was widely known in this part of the county.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 4, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Palmer Cemetery, Palmer, Ellis County, Texas

William Overton Patterson
Aug 23, 1880 - Sept 8, 1941

Rev. W. O. Patterson Beloved Pastor, Instantly Killed

Blooming Grove was shocked to learn of the sudden death of one of its outstanding citizen, the Reverend W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist church. Brother Patterson was suddenly killed by the Rock Island Zephyr at a crossing about three miles south of Bardwell Monday afternoon pt 6 o'clock. He was en route to Ensign to conduct one of the nightly services of a Bible Institute which he was conducting in the Baptist church there. Besides being pastor at Blooming Grove Brother Patterson was also pastor of Baptist churches at Ensign, Petty's Chapel and Emmett.

Funeral arrangements consisted of two services, one at Blooming Grove Wednesday morning at 9:30 and the other at Ennis Wednesday afternoon at
4:00 o'clock. The Blooming Grove service was held at the First Baptist church by Rev. Maggart B. Howell assisted by Rev. Robert Williams and Rev. D. P. Cagle, of Frost. The church was filled and overflowing by a large number of the great multitude of Rev. Patterson's friends.

Brother Patterson was born and reared in Ellis county, spending most of his life there. He moved to Blooming Grove more than 5 years ago at which time he became pastor of the First Baptist church. Only last Saturday night the church gave him a unanimous call to return as pastor fot his sixth year. Brother Patterson is best depicted as a Christian gentleman of the highest type who was greatly honored and deeply loved by all who knew him. He was an exceptionally good Bible scholar and was a very forceful preacher of deep consecration.

It is no wonder that this fine man met with outstanding success wherever he went. The entire citizenship of Blooming Grove and surrounding communities join with the family and the First Baptist church in paying high tribute to the memory of this outstanding minister, neighbor, citizen.

The survivors are his wife, four sons: Dr. C. O. Patterson Dallas; Rev.
Lee Patterson, Texarkana; Alvie Patterson, Houston, and Lavelle Patterson, Ft. Stephenson, Oregon; four grandchildren, other relatives and a veritable host of friends.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Sep 12, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis County, TX - s/o W. T. Patterson and Anna (Crockett) Patterson (Info from death cert.)

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Rev. W. O. Patterson, who was instantly killed by the Rock Island Zephry near Bardwell Sept. 8, 1941, at 6 o'clock, was born Aug. 23, 1888, at Bethel near Waxahachie in Ellis county.

In 1900 he married Emma Gallemore. To this union five sons were born:
Dr. C. O. Patterson, Dallas: Rev. Lee Patterson, Texarkana; Alvie Patterson, Houston; Capt. Lavelle Patterson, Ft. Stephenson, Oregon, and Hugh C. Patterson, deceased, who was married to Edith Jeffers in 1935.
Bro. Patterson is survived by his wife, four sons and four grandchildren.

For the convenience of his many friends two funeral services were held.
The service at the First Baptist church, Blooming Grove,, at 9:30 a.m.
was conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, assisted by Rev. Robert Williams and Rev. D. P. Cagle, Frost.

Pallbeares [sic] were Jack Gillen, W. C. Fulton, Gilmer Sheppard, C. P.
Lynch, Mitchell Dickson and Edward Stroder. The second service was at First Baptist church, Ennis, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, Gladewater, assisted by Rev. J. O. Ardner, Rev. S. T. Francis, Ennis, and Rev. Alton Reid, dallas. Pallbearers were Jack Gillen, W. C.
Fulton, Blooming Grove; J. T. Stroder, Emmett; frank Wilson, Petty's Chapel; E. R. Campbell and L. t. Wilson, Ensign. There was a large attendance at both services. At the Ennis services a large number of his fellow ministers from over Texas and other States were present in token of their high esteem for rev. Patterson. The profuse floral offerings expressed the respect and love of his many friends. Funeral arrangements were in charge of J. E. Keever, Ennis. Interment was in Myrtle cemetery, Ennis.

When he was 30 years old he joined the First Baptist church at Rice. He was ordained a minister of the gospel when he was 33 at Hopewell Baptist church, Ellis county, and faithfully served his Master and fellow man for 31 years until he was called Home.

He was killed at his post of duty, so to speak, as he was on his wat to Antioch to conduct a series of Bible schools.

He became pastor of the First Baptist church in May 1936 and moved to Blooming Grove Oct. 12. He radiated Christian love, fellowship and harmony as our pastor. Rev. Patterson gave to his churches love, courage and faith in God. His life among us has set an example of upright Christian service. His preaching has opened to us a deeper understanding of the Bible which will live on in our hearts.

Rev. Patterson served as pastor of the following Baptist churches - Land's Chapel, Hopewell, Scurry, Kaufman county, 4 years; Antioch, Ensign, 21 years; Bardwell, 11 years; Byrd, 6 years; 1st Baptist, Blooming Grove, 5 1/2 years; Petty's Chapel 4 years, Emmett 2 years.
When he was called up higher he was pastor of 4 Baptist churches: First Baptist, Clooming Grove and Baptist churches at Antioch, Petty's Chapel and Emmett. These churches had recently unanimously recalled him as pastor for the ensuing year.

Rev. Patterson conducted 712 funerals and performed 281 marriage ceremonies. He had preached 6,900,098 sermons and baptized 1,901 persons to Oct. 15, 1939.

Bro. Patterson obeyed Paul's advice to Timothy, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not be ashamed rightly difiding the word of truth:. We can say of him he fought a good fight, he finished his course, he kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for him a crown of righteousness because he looked forward to and oloved his Lord appearing.

Notes:

  • Newspaper and date unknown
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society

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BLOOMING GROVE PASTOR KILLED AT RAILRAY CROSSING

REV. W. O. PATTERSON ALSO HELD PASTORATES AT EMMETT AND PETTY'S CHAPEL

Rev. W. O. Patterson, aged 61 years, of Blooming Grove, was instantly killed Monday about 6 p.m. three miles southeast of Bardwell when his automobile was struck, by a southbound Zephyr passenger train at a grade crossing of the Burlington & Rock Island Lines, it was reported here.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church at Ennis Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Myrtle cemetery at Ennis.

A native of Ellis county, the Rev. Mr. Patterson resided in Ellis and Henderson counties, before going to Blooming Grove five years ago. He was pastor of the First Baptist church at Blooming Grove and also held pastorates at Ensign, Ellis county; emmett and Petty's Chapel Baptist churches.

Rev. Mr. Patterson was en route to Ensign to conduct services at the time of the addicent, members of the family reported. He had been a minister since 1914.

Surviving are his wife of blooming Grove; four sons, Dr. C. O.
Patterson, Dallas; Rev. A. L. Patterson, Texarkana; A. W. Patterson, Houston, and J. L. Patterson, Fort Stephens, Ore., Coast Guard unit; four grandchildren; two half-brothers, Haymond and Floyd Bland, both of Mabank, and a half-sister, Mrs. Horace Pierson, Arizona.

Keever's Funeral Home of Ennis is directing arrangements.

Notes:

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SERVICES HELD FOR REV. W. O. PATTERSON ENNIS WEDNESDAY

ENNIS, Sept. 11 - Funeral services for Rev. W. O. Patterson, 61, of Blooming Grove, who was instantly killed Monday evening at a Burlington-Rock Island Lines grade crossing near Bardwell, were held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Burial was in Myrtle cemetery. The automobile of the Rev. Mr. Patterson was reported struck by a Zephry passenger train.

A native of Ellis county, the Rev. Mr. Patterson had been a Baptist minister since 1914 and at the home of his death was pastor of the First Baptist church at pastorates at Emmett, Petty's Chapel and at Ensign.

The rites here were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland of Gladewater, a former pastor here, and Rev. S. T. Francis and Rev. Jerry Archer, after services were held at Blooming Grove Wednesday morning with Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist church; Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of the Central Baptist church, and Rev. d. P. Cagle, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, officiating.

Pallbearers at Blooming Grove were L. g. McGraw, Mitchell Dickson, Will Fulton and c. P. Lynch of blooming Grove and P. R. Stroder of Emmett.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming grove, four sons, Dr. C. O.
Patterson, Dallas; Rev. A. L. Patterson, Texarkana; A. W. Patterson, Houston; and J. L. Patterson, U. S. Coast Guard, Fort Stephens, Ore.; four grandchildren, two half-brothers, Raymond and Floyd Bland, both of Mabank and a half-sister, Mrs. Horace Pierson, Arizona.

Notes:


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Note Of Appreciation

To the citizens of blooming Grove and vicinity we wieh to express, as well as our words will permit, our deep feeling of appreciation for the wonderful demonstration of pure love you have shown our family in the very sad experience we had in the loss of our husband and father. Your loving kindness shall linger in our hearts as long as life shall last and the memory shall add to the beautiful assurance we have that the deceased was ready to meet his maker.

If the one we loved so well could have a lsast word to us, he would not speak his own words, but he would speak the words of God. He would probably speak the words Jesus spoke to His disciples, Mark 11:22-24, when they could not understand the mighty works He did: "And Jesus, answering them, saith unto them 'Have faith in God; for verily I say unto you that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which He saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever He saith. Therefore I say unto you what things soever ye desire when ye pray believe that ye shall receive them and ye shall have them."

The Patterson Family

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Taylor Smith
Aug 6, 1902 - Apr 4, 1942

Funeral Services Held Sunday For Taylor Smith

Funeral services for Taylor Smith, aged 39 years, were held Sunday from the Central Baptist church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of the church, conducting the rites.

Mr. Smith had been a resident of Blooming Grove for several years. He was an employee of the Mid-West States Telephone Company. He died Saturday morning from a heart ailment.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Smith, two children, Mary Lou and Lon, father, H. R. Smith, all of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Wilson, Blooming Grove, and Mrs.. Mildred Ackerman, Kilgore; four brothers, Tom Smith, Hubbard; George Smith, Barry; Bill Smith, Whitney, and H. R. Smith, Jr., Blooming Grove.

Arrangements were under the direction of the NcCormick Funeral Service.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 10, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, TX - s/o H. R.
    Smith and Hattie (Shutters) Smith (info from death cert.)

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TAYLOR SMITH OF BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED MANSFIELD

BLOOMING GROVE, April 6.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Taylor Smith, aged 39 years, who died at his home here Saturday morning were held at the Central Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of the church, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Mansfield cemetery.

Smith had been and employee of the Mid-West States Telephone Company for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Smith and two children, Mary Lou and Lon, all of Blooming Grove; father H. R. Smith, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Wilson, Blooming Grove, and Mildred Ackerman, Kilgore; four brothers, Tom Smith, Hubbard; George Smith, Barry; Bill Smith, Whitney, and H. R. Smith, Jr., Blooming Grove.

McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 6, 1942
  • Buried in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tx.
  • h/o Ida Beatrice (Vanover) Smith; s/o Harvey R. Smith, Sr. & Hattie Belle (Shetters) Smith
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Rev. Milton Koger Little
Oct 16, 1852 - Apr 12, 1942

Rev. M. K. Little Died Sunday

Rev. M. K. Little, aged 89 years, dean of Methodist ministers in the Central Texas Conference, died at Fort Worth Sunday. He had suffered a stroke about two weeks prior to his death.

Rev. Little was a native of Blount county, Alabama, was licensed to preach in 1874, came to Texas two years later and was admitted to the Northwest Texas Conference.

He began preaching in the Groesbeck - Thorton circuit, visiting twelve churches each month. During his career as a minister he served twenty other circuits and appointments and twelve years as presiding elder.

He pastored the Blooming Grove Methodist church in the early 1920s.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 17, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Greenwood Cemetery - Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas - h/o Drucilla (Blackburn) Little - s/o Ruben Lafayette Little and Lucinda
    (Parsons) Little

Willie Clyde Cross
Sept 30, 1890 - Sept 20, 1943

Funeral Services For W. C. Cross

Wisllie Clyde Cross, passed away at his home Monday night at 9:15 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Cross moved to Blooming Grove three months ago from Waldo, Ark., to manage the Telephone Exchange. They formerly resided at Malone. Mr. Cross was a native of Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at the home at 10;30 o'clock Wednesday morning, with Rev.
McDonald, pastor of the First Church of Christ, Hillsboro, conducting the rites.

Survivors are: His wife, Mrs. bessie Cross, Blooming Grove, two daughters, Mrs. K. K. Kidd, Whitney; Mrs. J. L. Cruse, of Fort Worth.
Three sons, Leonard F. Cross, Fort Worth; Cpl. Ernest W. cross Camp Crowder, Mo., Lt. John O. Cross, Midland, and four grandhcildren, father, G. W. Cross, two sisters, three brothers, all of Altos, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers were: Clyde Kidd, J. T. White, M. M. Traylor, Clay Littlejohn, Luther Kirby, J. L. Fieselser, Jim Cruse and W. F. Kidd.

Interment was made at Justin, with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, September 24, 1943
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Justin Cemetery, Justin, Denton Co., Texas - h/o Bessie Mae
    (Webb) Cross-Dempsey - s/o G. W. Cross and Elizabeth (Unknown) Cross

James William Davis
Mar 1, 1868 - Dec 16, 1943

J. W. Davis Passed Away Thursday Morning

James William Davis passed away Thursday, december 16, at 5 a.m. at his home at the age of 75 years.

Mr. Davis had been a citizen of Blooming Grove for the past seventeen years. He has been an invalid for some eight years.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, one brother H. H. Davis of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Methodist church. Rev. W. S. Fisher will be in charge of the service, assisted by REv. W. G. Griffith, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, December 17, 1943
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Hill County Texas - s/o G. W. Davis and Nannie (Armstrong) Davis (info from death certificate)

Harley R. McDaniel
Sep 15, 1909 - Nov 26, 1943

TEXAS 1st Lt. Chaplains Corps World War II

Chaplain McDaniel Killed In Action

Hillsboro, Dec. 14 - Harley R. McDaniel, aged 33, Hillsboro Methodist pastor, who became a Chaplain in 1942, was killed in action in Italy November 26, the War Department advised his wife here.

Chaplain McDaniel was a former pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. The many friends of the family in Blooming Grove are deeply grieved to learn of his death.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, December 17, 1943
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • Burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Joyce Myrtle (Robinson) Low
May 9, 1924 - May 1, 2011

Joyce Myrtle Low, age 86, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2001, at Trinity Mission Convalescent Center in Italy, Texas. She was born May 9, 1924 in Lone Cedar, Texas to Ed and Ozella Robinson. Mrs. Low was a longtime resident of Corsicana and was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was cherished and survived by her loving family.

Services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Navarro County Times - Thursday, May 12, 2011
  • w/o Wayne Low; d/o Edward Steven "Ed" Robinson & Zona Ozella (Alexander) Robinson [bur at Rose Hill Cem]
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Helen Elaine Hill
Nov 22, 1943 - Nov 22, 1943

Infant Buried

The little infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hill, which died at birth Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, was buried at the Hamilton Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock. Mr. Hill father of the infant is with the armed forces overseas.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, November 26, 1943
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • She is not listed in the cemetery book; she may not have a stone.
  • d/o Douglas Lee Hill & Helen Marie (Grigsby) Hill

Barto B. Fullwood
Sep 14, 1861 - May 28, 1943

BARTO B. FULLWOOD BURIED IN EUREKA CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Barto B. Fullwood, longtime resident of Corsicana and a Navarro county who died at his home 1819 West Thirteenth Ave. Friday afternoon were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Revs. Joe E. Glynn and Joe Wilbanks. Burial was in Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Vogal Fullwood, Eureka; Willie Fullwood, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. F. S. Stokes, Corsicana; Mrs. W. J. Johnson, Eureka; Mrs. V. A. Boyd, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Travis Fullwood, Ernest Fullwood, Eris Fullwood, Earl Boyd, Fullwood Boyd, Russell Purifoy. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Missionary Baptist church.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 29, 1943
  • 1st wife Della (Brown) Fullwood married Nov. 28, 1888 2nd wife Pearl (Carraway) Fullwood married Dec. 1, 1929; s/o James Alexander Fullwood & Henrietta Susan “Sarah” (Mahoney) Fullwood
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

A. C. Fisher, Rev.
abt 1941 - Sep 13, 2012


Pastor A. C. Fisher, 71, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Antioch Baptist Church in Malakoff with Pastor Kalvin Townsel as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Maurine Brown
abt 1923 - Sept 15, 2012


Maurine Brown, 89, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Country Meadows. Quiet hour will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Scott Funeral Home. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, with Bishop K.D. Davis Sr. officiating.

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Lue Ella Cole
abt 1941 - Sep 19, 2012

Lue Ella Cole, 71, resident of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Taylor's Memorial Church Of God In Christ with Elder Willie Horn as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Thomas Lynn Allbritton
Sep 17, 1950 - Sep 21, 2012
 

Mr. Thomas Lynn Allbritton, 62, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

He was born on Sept. 17, 1950 in Corsicana to parents, Barney Earl and Billie Lou Allbritton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney Earl and Billie Lou Allbritton.

Survivors include his daughter, Christina Mullen and husband James of Fairfield; son, Brian Allbritton and wife Shae of Canton; grandsons, Skylor Allbritton and Stetson Heathcoat of Canton; brothers, Barry Allbritton and wife Gail of Angus and Danny Allbritton of Corsicana; nieces, Shelly Sawyer and husband James of Corsicana and Stacey Owens and husband Kenny of Angus; aunt, Bobbie McQuary and husband Donald of Corsicana, and several cousins.

He was cremated, and no services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


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Hudine Sykes
Nov 21, 1934 - Sept 21, 2012

Mr. Hudine Sykes, 77, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the Twilight Home in Corsicana when the Lord reached down for him and took him to play with the angels in heaven. He was born on Nov. 21, 1934 in Dawson, to parents, Albert Anderson and Birdie Mae Sykes.

Our father was loved by anyone he met. He was a great and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother to us all.
We will carry his legacy and the love of music passed down to us and our children forward. He was a friend that stuck closer than a brother, his love for Jesus was apparent to all thru his music and song. He was a veteran, having served his country in the United States Army, and is now a soldier reaping his benefits in Heaven with the Lord, God Almighty. He will never be forgotten, but will be uplifted in testimony and voice.
His shoes will be hard to fill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert A. and Birdie Mae Sykes; brothers, Doug Sykes and Leo Sykes; and sisters, Cleo McGary and Louise Webb.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Margaret Sykes; daughters, Connie Pair and husband Ted, and Linda Raney and husband Elton of Corsicana; granddaughters, Angela Coulter and husband James of Corsicana, and Tiffany Anderson and husband Spencer of Dallas; grandsons, Joe Dean Pair and wife Holly of Mildred, and Aaron Kyle Raney of Corsicana; great grandsons, Dalton Coulter of Corsicana, and Joel Ryan Pair and Blake Dean Pair of Mildred. He is also survived by sisters, Nelda Pendegraph and Gracie Hallmark of Mexia; brothers, Ralph Sykes and wife Bobbie Jo of Hillsboro, and Bobby Lee Sykes of Fairfield, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was the “Rock” of our family and we will one day see him again when we all meet in Heaven, to enjoy the beauty and peace of Christ our Lord. Rest in Peace daddy, we love you and you will be missed every day. Love you Papa, you are truly loved.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Trinity Assembly of God Church with the Rev. James Williams and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Raney, Dalton Coulter, Joe Dean Pair, Spencer Anderson, Ronnie Patterson, and Leslie Patterson. Honorary pallbearers are Hollis Owens, Keith Toms, Jimmy D. Coker, and Reuben Lehmberg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Assembly of God Church, 109 FM 2452, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Otis Ardway Dunagan
Dec 27, 1928 - Sep 22, 2012

Otis Ardway Dunagan, 83, of Corsicana, went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at his home with his family by his side.

Otis was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Emmett, Texas, the 11th child of Callie Bayward and Audie Nora Dunagan. He moved to Corsicana at the age of 22 with his mother after the death of his father. At George's Grill, he met and fell in love with Oma Mae Qualls
[notes] and they were married Sept. 1, 1954. Otis and Mae were married for 44 years until her death on March 21, 1999. They made their home in Corsicana and had six children. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.

Otis loved Corsicana and all who lived there. He worked tirelessly with the Salvation Army, and helped establish the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church in the early 1950s where he was the associate pastor and song leader until the time of his death. He and other like-minded, great men established the Corsicana Police Reserve, Corsicana Emergency Corps and the Navarro County Sheriff's Reserve. Otis loved God and was a Mason for over 50 years. He was a Master Mason and a member of both the Corsicana and Winkler Chapters. He was a past Worshipful Master of the Winkler Lodge and a recipient of the Golden Trowel Award. He was also a member of the Corsicana Chapter of the Eastern Star with Mae for many years before her death.

Otis dedicated his life to his church, his family and his community. He worked faithfully to make Corsicana a safer and better place to live. He was involved in law enforcement as a reserve police officer, reserve deputy sheriff and constable for over 50 years. In addition to police work, he responded to natural disasters and many personal tragedies as a member of the Corsicana Emergency Corps. He was also a member of many other civic organizations and charities over the years. Otis will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Dunagan is preceded in death by his loving wife Oma Mae Dunagan, daughters Betty Brunton and Patricia Doss, son Billy Earl Jackson, his parents, 10 brothers and sisters and his grandson Joey Barnett.

Mr. Dunagan’s survivors include his daughter, Debra Hardin of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Sandy Dunagan of Corsicana, and Paul and Gina Dunagan of Dallas; life companion Margarett Parsons; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services for Mr. Dunagan will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Rufus Nutt and the Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Graveside services will follow at the St. Elmo Cemetery in Winkler.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Barnett, Kenneth Anthony Dunagan, Callie Dunagan, Daniel Dunagan, Jason Brunton, Jeremy Doss, Eric Chapman and Elvis Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Corsicana Emergency Corps and area Masons.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Corsicana Emergency Corps or the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 24, 2012
  • Obituary lists her maiden name as Qualls, I believe this was her mother's maiden name. Her obituary lists Gene Barton as a brother.  Should be the d/o Darrel Barton & Nora (Qualls) Barton
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Tehama Lee (Batson) Bridgewater-Thompson
Jan 22, 1924 - Sep 21, 2012

Tehama Lee Thompson, 88, of Waxahachie, formerly of Corsicana , passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Sterling House Assisted Living in Desoto.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1924 in Italy, Texas to Houston and Susie Wood Batson.

Tehama was caring, self-sacrificing, generous and forgiving. She came to know the Lord at an early age and was a long time member of Community Baptist Church in Corsicana. After moving to Waxahachie in 2006, she joined First Baptist Church. Tehama was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who loved her. The simple things in life mattered the most to her. She was the epitome of a homemaker. Her talents for cooking, sewing, and gardening were well known. She was also a deadeye with both rifle and the pistol. Thunderstorms, snakes and the darkness of night struck fear in her heart. She always pulled for the Dallas Cowboys.

Tehama was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Hinton Eugene Bridgewater and Wayland W. Thompson; son, Larry Eugene Bridgewater; son-in-law, Steven Adams Kelley; and brothers, Haskell Batson, Victor Batson, Ray Batson and Farrell Batson.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Nix and David of Waxahachie; granddaughter: Chesney Colleen Wilson and Bob of Georgia; step-sons, Les Thompson and Marc Thompson, both of Corsicana; grandchildren: Rosemary Stegall and Brannon of Mansfield, Brad Nix and Sarah of Houston, Wayland Thompson, Cody Thompson and Kacie Thompson all of Katie; and great-grandchildren James Nix, Abigail Stegall and Natalie Nix. She is also survived by brothers and sisters and their spouses; Gerald and Sue Batson of Venus, LaVada and Joe Borsellino of Corsicana, Billy and Susie Batson, Wanda and Pat Baldeschwiler, and Diane and Mike Van De Mark all of Waxahachie; sister-in-law, Juanita Batson of Ovilla; and numerous nieces and nephews, all who will miss her dearly. She is also survived by her faithful and loving dogs, Baby and Sugar.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

Funeral services to celebrate Tehama’s Life will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with Tehama’s nephew, the Rev. Brent Batson officiating. Interment will follow at Waxahachie City Cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Ellis County SPCA, 2570 FM 878, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

The family extends gratitude to the staff members at Sterling House of Desoto and Waxahachie and to American Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

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Johnnie Deneze (Gilliam) Barham
Sept 2, 1939 - Sept 23, 2012

Johnnie Deneze Gilliam Barham, 73 of Blooming Grove, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

She was born Sept. 2, 1939 in Brownwood to John W. Gilliam and Vera Hiler Gilliam.

She is survived by husband Carl H. Barham of Blooming Grove; children, Kathy and husband Billy Christian of Blooming Grove, Nina and Rusty Milne of Blooming Grove, Steve and Karen Long of Corsicana, Karla Gorbet and Alec Hunt of Blooming Grove, and Charles Lee Barham of Blooming Grove. She is also survived by grandchildren Michael, Josh, Jeremy, Kyle, Landon, Eric, Colton, Katie, Carlee, and Kinle; and great-grandchildren Skylar, Zoie, Peyton, Ella, Jacy, Reese, Makayla, Whit, Jessica, Camden, Alayna. Johnnie is survived by her aunt Laura Fayrene Saunders, as well.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Nancy Summers officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Pallbearers will be Michael Dutton, Josh Gillen, Jeremy Dutton, Kyle Long, Landon Gorbet, Eric Milne, Colton Barham and Brandon Witt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris McSpadden, Brian McSpadden, Benny Melton, Larry Haden, Jimmy Curry, Nick Lynch, Steve Lynch, Tommy Lynch and Lee Armstrong.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Elsie Marie (Bowling) Roper
Feb 22, 1939 - Sept 20, 2012

Elsie Marie Roper, 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. She was born Feb. 22, 1939 in Kemp to Loyd Bowling and Alice Byers.

She is preceded in death by her husband, W.B. (Bill) Roper and daughter-in-law Debbie Roper.

She is survived by her sons, Bill Roper of Mildred, Randy Roper of Mildred and Gary Roper and wife Tanya Roper of Waldron, Ark.; siblings, Billie Nevill of Blooming Grove, Johnny Bowling of Eureka and Loyd Bowling of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Jason Roper and wife Paula, Heather Roper, Jennifer Roper, Cory Roper, Ryan Roper and wife Jessilyn, Katy Roper and Christy James and husband Steve; three great grandchildren, Alisha, Austin, Adam and Anna James and one great-great-grandchild, Jessie.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cory Roper, Ryan Roper, Jason Roper, David Richter, Brad Arnett, Johnny Bowling, David Bowling and Joe Bowling.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ernest Fletes, III
Sep 15, 1935 - Sep 20, 2012

Mr. Ernest Fletes, III, age 77, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born Sept. 15, 1935 in LaCeiba, Honduras to Juanita Morales and Ernest Fletes, Jr.

Ernest was a wonderful father, a great provider and knew Jesus as his Lord and savior. He had a heart for those less fortunate. He was self-employed as a professional land surveyor for over 40 years, serving as Falls County surveyor in Marlin, Texas and loved his job and working outdoors. Ernest served in the National Guard for six years. He also enjoyed sports, singing hymns and listening to music, telling jokes and loved traveling with his family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Marie; his parents; and brothers, Charles Fletes and Joe Fletes.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Ruth Aldama Fletes; his children, Linda Fletes Kenworthy and husband Jeff of Humble, and Ernest Craig Fletes of Denver; sisters, Ann Miller and husband Wayne of Melissa, Gloria Gonzales and husband Fred of Lewisville, Juanita Hetrick and husband Barry of Kemp; brothers, Dr. James Fletes and wife Lavonia of Miami, and Bill Fletes and wife Anita of Pearland; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many good friends.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.
22, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jeff Kenworthy, Fred Gonzales, Richard Aldama, Bob Helmberger, Greg Barlow and Marcus Gonzales.

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Jerusha Etta (Clements) Harwell
Apr 3, 1879 - Jan 28, 1960

Mrs. Harwell Rites Friday

KERENS, Jan. 29. 29—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Jerusha Etta Harwell, long-time Kerens resident, who died Thursday after a short illness, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church, with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

A native of Cass county, Mrs. Harwell and her late husband J. C. Harwell established a grocery store here in 1914.

She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are two brothers, V. I. Clements of Kerens and J. B. Clements of Hot Springs; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Powell of Kerens; Mrs. Willie Howard of Houston; Mrs. Nuggie Johnson of Pampa; and Mrs. Ruth Smith of Lubbock, and other relatives.

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Homer L. Thompson
Jan 17, 1874 - Jun 25, 1911

Homer L. Thompson was born in Macon county, Alabama, January 17, 1875, and died in Fort Worth, Texas, June 25, 1911. His remains were shipped to Corsicana, the funeral was conducted in the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and his body was laid away to rest in the Hamilton cemetery.

His family moved to Texas and located in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood near Corsicana, in 1878. He leaves a mother and two sisters, with other relatives and many friends to mourn for him.

He joined the church when a mere child; going astray for some years, in April, 1903, he reunited with Eleventh Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Corsicana. He was very active in its work. He was a steward, secretary of the Church Conference and of the Board of Stewards and the Sunday school, fourth vice president in the League, a member of
the W. H. M. Society, and lay leader when he died.

He was present at all the services of the church and contributed to all its enterprises. There was no member better beloved in the Eleventh Avenue congregation than was Homer Thompson. He was quiet and unassuming, methodical and punctual, faithful and pious.

We will miss him in our work; we will cherish him in memory; we will cite him as an example and an inspiration for others, and we expect to meet him "Where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest."

J. P. PATTERSON,
His Pastor.

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Rachel (Lewis) Brewer
Feb 27, 1934 - Sept 20, 2012

Rachel Brewer, 78, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. She was born Rachel Vaughndell Lewis on Feb. 27, 1934 to Henry Lee Roy and Mattie Fenter Lewis in Goree, Texas. Although she lived several places in her childhood (including Hobbs, New Mexico, Duster, Commanche and DeLeon, Texas) she and her husband, John Edward Brewer, started out as cotton farmers in Brownsvalley, moving there the day after they married in December of 1950. Some six years later they moved into Corsicana and raised their three daughters there.

For more than 30 years, Rachel and John Brewer owned Hilltop Backhoe Service where he did work for Corley Funeral Home. During that time, they also owned and operated Hilltop Feed and Seed during the 70’s and co-owned Manuel’s Restaurant during the 80’s. Although Rachel worked at several other businesses during her earlier years, including Adam’s Hat factory and Haggar Slacks, she is best known for her work as an Enrolled Agent at H&R Block where she prepared taxes for more than 35 years.
Besides that, one of her greatest enjoyments in later years was having daily lunches with friends at Sirloin Stockade. She also loved quilting and setting up her quilt studio, as well as traveling throughout the United States. She was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ.

Rachel Brewer was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mattie Lewis; her husband of more than 50 years, John Edward Brewer; and an infant granddaughter, Samantha Belle Rasco.

She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Bailey and husband Solon of Corsicana, Linda Earnest and husband Butch of San Augustine, Texas, and Janet Earles and husband Ovie of Corsicana; two grandsons she helped raise, John Brewer II and wife Jenny, and Jason Earles and wife Ellen, all of Corsicana, as well as seven other grandchildren, Audra Earnest Trimble and husband Clay of Shelbyville, Kathy Bailey Wood and husband Chris of Corsicana, Kim Bailey Tramel and husband Billy of College Station, Kristy Bailey Rasco and husband Calvin of Blooming Grove, Laura Perez Sanford and husband Howie of Lufkin, Kahlayah Bailey Collins and husband Roy of College Station, and Matthew Earnest and special friend Kate Sweat of San Augustine; 16 great-grandchildren, Josiah Perez, Travis Rice-Brewer, Tyler Trimble, Cody Bennefield, Trevor Wood, Zachery Brewer, Kendall Tramel, Ethan Brewer, Shawn Rasco, Kristin Bennefield, LeAnna Earnest, Alyssa Wood, Bailey Rasco, Addison Collins, Kalista Earnest, and Honor Sanford; two brothers, J.V. Lewis and wife Nada of Gainsville, Wilbur Lewis and wife Gail of Grand Prairie; an aunt, Vee Fenter of Billings, Montana; a sister-in-law, Faye Langley of Elizabethtown, Pa.; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
22, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at North Beaton Church of Christ with Rev. Steve Orbison officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Brewer, Matthew Earnest, Jason Earles, Clay Trimble, Calvin Rasco, Chris Wood, Billy Tramel, and Roy Collins. Honorary Pallbearers will be George Aldama and Buzz Wilson.

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Lela (Inmon) Henderson
Apr 1, 1880 - Apr 13, 1943

Long Prairie Woman Buried Wednesday

KERENS, April 16, --(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Long Prairie church for Mrs. L. M. Henderson age 63, who passed away at her home Tuesday afternoon, after a lingering illness. Rev. Mr. Hearn, pastor of the Long Prairie church, assisted by Rev. Roy Johnson of Kerens, officiated.

Mrs. Henderson is survived by her husband and five children, four sons, Marvin, William, Earl, Clarence and R. J., all of Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Mitchell of Shamrock; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters and four brothers.

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Lewis M. Henry Henderson
Jan 12, 1877 - Jan 30, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR L. HENDERSON HELD WEDNESDAY
KERENS, Texas, Feb. 1—(Spl.)—Funeral services for L. Henderson, long-time resident of the Rural Shade community, who was found dead near his residence Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Long Prairie where interment was made.

Surviving are four sons, Marvin and Earl Henderson, both of Rural Shade; R. J. Henderson, Kerens; Clarence Henderson, a daughter, two brothers, Joe Henderson, Kerens, and Tom Henderson, Rural Shade; a sister, Mrs. Calvin Glass, Kerens, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Willie Rufus (Sharrard) Ritter
Sep 29, 1862 - Jan 27, 1939

MRS. W. R. RITTER BURIED SATURDAY DRESDEN CEMETERY
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 3 o’clock at Dresden cemetery for Mrs. Willie Rufus Ritter, 77 widow of the late J. M. Ritter of Dawson and surrounding community. Mrs. Ritter was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Rufus Sherrard of Monroe, La. After the death of Dr. Sherrard, Mrs. Sherrard and daughter came to Texas and in 1883 taught school near Frost, Texas.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ida Thrift of Quitman, La., twenty-one grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and seven children, Mrs. G. C. French, Bristow, Mrs. C. A. Spain, Mrs. Jim Hagle, and Rowe Ritter, Trinidad; Mrs. Carl Tucker, Corsicana, John Ritter, Oakwood, and Earl Ritter, Dawson.

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Joseph “Joe” Winter
Dec 10, 1883 - Jul 8, 1970

Joseph Winter Rites Held

Joseph Winter, 86, a native of Hungary and retired merchant who had lived in Corsicana 45 years, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral rites were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery. Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiated.

He is survived by two sons, Louis Winter of Austin and Col. Leonard M. Winter of Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Blitz of Los Angeles and Mrs. Ann Hoffman of Chicago.

Pallbearers were Louis Wolens, Dean Milkes, Herb Silverberg, Gabe Goldberg, Raymond Goldman and Julius Jacobs.

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John Monroe “Jack” Massey
Aug 31, 1884 - Jan 15, 1955

Jack Massey Dies Dallas Saturday

Funeral services for J. M. (Jack) Massey, 70, who died Saturday at his home in Dallas, were held Monday morning in Dallas, with graveside services at Post Oak cemetery near Roane Monday at 3 p. m.

Massey formerly resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Dallas 15 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas, three daughters, Mrs. R. T. Riley, Dallas; Mrs. Fannie Marshall, Fort Worth; and Mrs. N. O. Gries, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Hart, and a brother, W. A. Massey, both of Corsicana; a half-brother, George Massey, Malakoff, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 17, 1955
  • 1st wife Mamie (McRee) Massey married Oct. 21, 1906 2nd wife Effie Maude (Deskin) Massey married after 1931 s/o William Aven Massey and Mary Jane (Williams) Massey
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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