Navarro County, Texas
Blooming Grove Woman Given 2-Year Sentence
CORSICANA, Texas, June 5 - Mrs. L.W. Fraley, 60, Blooming Grove, pleaded guilty
Monday to murder without malice charges and was given a 2-year sentence by
District Judge A.P. Mays.
Mrs. Fraley and her husband, 77, had been indicted in connection with the fatal
shooting of W.F. Hollifield, in his 60's at Blooming Grove Aug 9, 1949.
The shooting was the result of a dispute over boundary lines. Testimony brought
out that Fraley shot at Hollifield with a pistol and Mrs. Fraley used a shotgun.
Fraley received a 2-year suspended sentence by jury last April.
June 6, 1950
William Francis Hollifield
Aug 15, 1884 - Aug 18, 1949
August 9, 1949
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 9. -
W. L. Hollifield Funeral Rites Set for Today Funeral services for W. F.
Hollifield, 64, shot to death Monday near his home at Blooming Grove,
will be held at the family home at 2 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Fraley, neighbors, are at liberty under bonds of
$1,000 each on murder charges filed here Monday. They waived examining
trials and await action of the grand jury.
The two men involved are said by officers to have disagreed for several
years over a property line between their homes.
Surviving Hollifield are his wife; two sons, David and Arlies Hollifield,
both of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Belle Goldstein, Beaumont,
and Mrs. Flouis Shipley, Dallas; two brothers, George Hollifield,
Messila Park, N.M., and Tim Hollifield, Oklahoma, and a sister, Mrs.
Mary Lane, Tyler.
WILLIAM FRANCIS HOLLIEFIELD
AUG 15, 1884 - AUG 8, 1949
Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
( The exact location of the grave is not known-a monument was placed in the old
section for him)
Navarro County TXGenWeb
Edward L. Williams