Decaleb Lipscomb "Dee" & Margaret Lillie (Honea) Hambrick
Navarro County, Texas


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Decaleb Lipscomb "Dee" Hambrick was born May 8, 1885 in New Market, Madison Co., AL.  He was the son of William Eldridge Hamrick (1857-1933) and Mary Elizabeth Elmore (1860-1904).

Dee married Margaret Lillie Honea, the daughter of John Berry Honea (1862-1934) and Margaret Catherine Perry (1865-1943), on March 21, 1909.  Margaret was born on March 17, 1892 in Alabama.

Joe and Dee moved to Oklahoma for a while by.  Their son, Joe Hambrick, recalled that they took the trip in a wagon, fording the Red River and the fear of quicksand.  They lived in a a dugout, a simple structure dug half in the ground with a roof.  Dee became sick and they had to moved back to Texas to be near their families for help.   Dee and his father, William E. Hamrick, bought a farm together about four miles west of Athens Texas.  Dee later moved to Navarro County where he worked as a Tennant Farmer on several farms around Frost and Emmett.

Dee and Margaret had eight children:

Dee died on Dec 22, 1977 in Corsicana.  Margaret died on Dec 24, 1974.  They are both buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery at Emmett, Navarro County, Texas.

Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
Marker Photo by Edward L. Williams



Margaret Lillie (Honeay) Hambrick
Mar 17, 1892 - Dec 24, 1974

Mrs. D. L. (Margaret Lillie) Hambrick

Funeral service were held Wednesday, December 25, 1974, at 1 pm at the Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana for Mrs. D. L. (Margaret Lillie) Hambrick, 83, former resident of Frost and Blooming Grove. She had resided at Maywood Manor Nursing Home in Kerens with her husband, D. L.
Hambrick. She died Tuesday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. David Hale officiated and burial was at Emmett Cemetery.

Mrs. Hambrick was a native of New Market, Ala., and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Kerens; three sons, Lee Roy Hambrick of Olney, Joe Hambrick of Corsicana, and Lester Hambrick of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Hester Seale of Kerens; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, C.A. Honea of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Bertie Shelton of Meridian and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were G.B. Pullin, Cecil Honea, Dan McNeil, Ed Formby, William Bolen, and Billy McNabb.

Obituary Notes:


Decaleb "Dee" Lipscomb Hambrick
May 8, 1885 - Dec 22, 1977

D. L. Hambrick
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Dee L. Hambrick, 92, resident of Kerens, who died Thursday in the Corsicana Nursing Home.
The Rev, David Hale will officiate, with burial following at Emmett Cemetery.
He was a native of New Market, Ala., lived in Kerens 80 years, was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, LeRoy Hambrick of Olney, Joe Hambrick and Lester Hambrick, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Hester Seale of Kerens, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.





  • Some info from Joe D. Hambrick's Book "As I Remember It.... Memories of Joe D. Hambrick", 1977
  • SSDI: Margaret Hambrick, 17 March 1892, 15 Dec 1974, 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX)
  • TXDI: Hambrick Margaret L 12-24-1974 NAVARRO Female

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