CHERYL C. MASSEY|
May 14, 1944 - Aug 18, 2008
Cheryl C. Massey, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Monday
evening, August 18, 2008, in Corsicana at teh age of 64. She was
born in Flint , Michigan on May 14, 1944 to Alfonse Amlotte and Edna
Speck Amlotte. She is surivied by her husband Bernie Massey of
Corsicana and other family members and friends. Visitation will be
held on Wednesday evening from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. No other public services are planned.
Apr 27, 1945 - Aug 14, 2008
Linda Dycus, 63 of Corsicana, passed away August 14, 2008. She
was born April 27, 1945 in Tyler Texas to Cooper and Lucille Teer
She is preceded in death by brother Jack Barner.
She is survived by husband David (Punchy) Dycus, son Matthew Dycus,
daughter Kelli Kuykendall all of Corsicana. Brothers William and
wife Doris Barner of Hideaway Texas, Stan Barner of Etowah
Tennessee. 2 grandchildren Chelsea and Caitlyn. Her dog Psyche.
Numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Sunday August 17, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 11:00 am Monday August 18, 2008 at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea and Dr. David Edwards
officiating. Burial will follow at
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Corley, Dave Barton, Keith
Sykes, Jim Hodge, Larry Davis, Charlie Knott, Jerod Welch, Roger
Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Atchley, Charles Dillard,
James Sykes, Charles Herrea, Glenn Gullatt.
Jul 11, 1941 - Aug 12, 2008
Mr. James Lynn Carver, 67, of Corsicana passed away on
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born on July 11, 1941
He worked as a truck driver for many years.
He is survived by his Sons; Craig Carver of Garland, TX, Jason
Carver of Dallas, TX, and Jeff Carver of Oklahoma and a daughter;
Kristi Barge of Dallas, Tx.
Mr. Carver was cremated and no services are planned at this time
Julio Lopez, 69, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully on July
31, 2008. Informal visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday at
Corley Funeral Home. Services and burial will continue in Tamaulipas,
Julio López, 69, de Corsicana, falleció en paz el 31 de julio de
2008. Visitacion informal sera el sábado y el domingo en Corley
Funeral Home. Servicios y sepelio seguirá en Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Oct 23, 1943 - July 30, 2008
Hermelinda Lucila Felipe, 64 of Corsicana, passed away July
30, 2008 in Corsicana. She was born October 23, 1943 to Leonardo
Garcia and Leonaro Paniagua in Mexico City, Mexico.
No services are scheduled at this time.
abt 1951 - July 27, 2008
Mr. John Curtis Pennington, 57, of Corsicana passed away on
Sunday, July 27, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born on March 21, 1951 in
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 29,
2008 at the Younger Cemetery
with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating.
Mr. Pennington was preceded in death by his Parents; Ervin & Emma
Pennington and a Brother-in-Law; William Jerry Huffman.
He is survived by his Sister; Alene Huffman of Corsicana, TX.,
Brother; Billy Pennington of Dew, TX., Aunt; Mae Johnson of
Corsicana, TX. Niece & Husband; Jeri Alene & Dino Hardin of
Corsicana, TX, Nephews; Michael & Gary Pennington of Corsicana, TX.,
and Steve Pennington of Thornton, TX., and numerous other nieces,
nephews, and cousins
Colleen (Williams) Sanders
July 24, 1926 - July 25, 2008
Colleen Sanders, resident of Frost, passed away on Friday,
July 25, 2008 in Corsicana at the age of 82. She was born on July
24, 1926 to Tim Williams and Laura Pagdett Williams.
Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at
Forreston Cemetery in Ellis County on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 10:00
a.m. with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Sep 23, 1926 - Jul 25, 2008
Samuel S. Ridenour, 81 of Corsicana, passed away July 23, 2008
in Corsicana. He was born September 23, 1926.
Services will be 10am Friday July 25, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.
Kenneth Burton Paschall
Jan 28, 1932 - Jul 11, 2008
Kenneth Burton Paschall, 76, of Corsicana, TX passed away
peacefully at his residence on July 11, 2008. He was born on January
28, 1932 in Corsicana, TX. He is survived by his wife, Barbara
Paschall; and daughters, Connie Paschall and Cindy Douglas.
Eleanor (Files) Daniel-Currie
Aug 12, 1924 - Oct 26, 2008
Eleanor Daniel Currie, 84, of Dallas died Sunday, Oct. 26,
2008, at Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas. She is
survived by her sisters, Janice Files Conner of New York and
Joyce Files Fox of New Hampshire; stepchildren, Elizabeth
Currie Williams of Dallas, Alison Currie Meier of Dallas,
Thomas W. Currie III of Charlotte, N.C., Margaret Currie
Plunkett of Denton, and James S. Currie of Houston; many
devoted nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mrs.
Currie was born Aug. 12, 1924, to Sidney and Janie Coffin
Files in Itasca and was the youngest of six children. She
graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 1945
with a degree in home economics. She married Jere A. Daniel
Jr. of Kerens, where she taught school until her retirement
in 1984. Jere died in a tragic accident in January of 1984.
In retirement, she worked to build up the Kerens Public
Library and took a keen interest in local history. A
life-long Presbyterian, she served actively in her church
and on Presbyterian committees. In 1998 she married the Rev.
Dr. Thomas W. Currie Jr. and moved to Dallas. She was
preceded in death by her brothers, Sidney and John Files;
sister, Sara Files Currie; and her husband, Tom Currie.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kerens
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles A. Reese, James S.
Currie and Stephen Plunkett officiating with burial to
follow at the Kerens
Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian
Church, 301 S.E. Third St., Kerens, TX 75144; or the
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, P.O. Box 140888,
Austin, TX 78714-9981.Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home,
Barbara Lynn (Ward) Shunkey
Nov 30, 1962- Oct 25, 2008
**Visitation will be Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
at Midlothian Funeral Home and graveside services will be held at
3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at
Rose Hill Cemetery in
Blooming Grove, Texas.**
Barbara Lynn Shunkey passed away on October 25, 2008 in Arlington,
Texas. She was born November 30, 1962 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Clyde
and Patsy Ward. She is survived by her son, James Shunkey, parents,
C. L. and Patsy Ward, sister, Lisa Laster and husband, John of
Rochester, Michigan, brother, Richard Ward and wife, Stacey of
Midlothian and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly
missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mary Ethel (Moore) Young
Sep 28, 1895 - May 14, 1973
The funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ethel Young, 77, were held
Wednesday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at the Frost Methodist Church. She died
Monday May 14, at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The Revs.
Leslie Howard, Frank Williams and James Lane officiated. Burial was
at the Frost Cemetery. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.
Mrs. Young was a member of the W.F.C. in the Frost Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Opal Young, who died in
Survivors include her husband, Fenton Young; three sons, Lloyd Young
of Howard, F. M. Young of Frost, and Travis Young of Cleburne; one
daughter, Mrs. Buster Doyle of Italy; three brothers, Joe Moore of
Katy, Leo Smith of Frost, and A. C. Smith of Frost; two sisters, Mrs.
Annie Rudd and Mrs.
Nettie Mitchell, both of Frost; seven grandchildren and one
Casket Bearers were Tom Hooser, Elvis Brown, Pete Sharp, Truman
Raley, Ervin Moore and Joe Parum.
Roy Garlon Allen
Nov 16, 1913 - Apr 17, 1974
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday at the Frost Baptist
Church for Roy Gordon Allen, 60 resident of Frost, who died
Wednesday in Denver, Colo.
Rev. James Aldridge, pastor, officiated and burial was held at
Frost Cemetery, under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
He was a 1932 graduate of Frost High School and a retired employee
of the Houston Post Office.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Annie Allen of Frost; four
brothers, O. L. Allen and James K. Allen both of Dallas, Joe A. Allen
of Saratoga, Calif and Glenn Allen of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma
Gelwick of Denver and Mrs. Ruby Lee Evans of Dallas.
Pallbearers were Troy Allen Evans, James R. Allen, Robert W. Allen,
Ronnie C. Allen, James K. Allen II and Frank Allen.
Raymond D. "Rex" Bibby
Dec 5, 1908 - Dec 1, 1977
Funeral Services Held For Rex Bibby, 68
Funeral services were held recently in El Paso for R.D. "Rex" Bibby,
68, whose widow, Mrs. Julia Mae Boyd Bibby, is a former Blooming
Grove resident and graduate of BGHS.
Mrs. Bibby's brother is W. E. Boyd of Dresden, and she is a niece of
Myrtie Saunders of BG.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Dec 28, 1977
- Parents: Jerry T. Bibby and Emma Bibby (from census records) Birth
and death dates from SSDI and TXDI
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- No cemetery mentioned
- Submitted by Karen
Connie Cloree Eldredge
Feb 6, 1902 - Jan 2, 1978
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Eldredge
Funeral services for Mrs. Connie Cloree Eldredge, 75, of Sadler and
a native and former resident of Frost, were held recently at the
Sadler Baptist Church, followed by burial at the Sadler Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Joe Lee and Jimmie Eldredge, both of
Gainesville and Jerry Eldredge of Austin; and four daughters Mrs.
Leverne Burton of Irving, Mrs. Weouna Kirby and Mrs. Geraldine Ford,
both of Sadler, and Mrs. Billie Allison of Humble.
James P. Pullin
Mar 4, 1888 - Feb 18, 1978
Former Resident's Funeral Services Held In Tyler
Funeral services for James P. Pullin of Tyler were held in Tyler
Sunday, Feb. 19, with burial there.
Mr. Pullin died Saturday morning in a Tyler hospital after a long
illness. He was a native of Freestone County and had lived in Tyler
60 years. He lived in Blooming Grove before moving to Tyler.
Survivors in addition to his wife and three daughters, include two
sisters, Mrs. Myrtie Saunders and Mrs. Lissie Boyd, both of Blooming
Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.
Mar 24, 1905 - Sep 6, 1977
Frost Resident, Mrs. Hunt Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. Corinne Hunt of Frost, were held
Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Frost Baptist Church, with burial in
Frost Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral
Home in Frost.
Survivors include a son, Travis Hunt of DeSoto; four daughters, Mrs.
Sybil Yates of Fort Worth, Mrs. Pat Bradley of Italy, Miss Peggy
Hunt of Dallas and Mrs. Sandy Buckley of DeSoto; 9 grandchildren;
and 16 great-grandchildren.
John F. King
Apr 30, 1885 - Sep 15, 1977
BG Services Held For John King, 90
Funeral services for John F. King, 92, a former resident of Blooming
Grove, were held Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Bradley Funeral Home
Chapel in BG., with the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor of the BG First
Baptist Church, and the Rev. T. R. Vaughn, pastor of the Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed in
He died Thursday in Fort Worth, where he had been residing for the
past several years.
Survivors include two sons, D. K. King, of Fort Worth and Darrell
King of Joshua; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Grammer, Steven Smith, Bradley King, Verlan
Ewing, Mark Grammer, and John L. Meador.
Feb 23, 1894 - Sep 29, 1977
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Baird 83
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Caroline Baird, 83, were held
Friday, Sept. 30, at the Frost United Methodist Church, with the
Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial was in
Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of
Area survivors are Raymond Y. Baird of Mertens, a son; and Mrs.
Mattie Dell Short of Frost, a daughter.
FROST Services were to be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Frost Methodist
Church for Mrs. Elizabeth Caroline Baird, 83, resident of Frost, who
died Thursday in Hillsboro.
The Rev. Woody Flynt was to officiate with burial following at
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Y. Baird of Mertens and James R.
Baird of Hillsboro; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Dell Short of Frost; a
grandson, a granddaughter, and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.
Jul 8, 1887 - Nov 16, 1977
Funeral Services Held For Miss Lena Scott In Frost
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 18 at the Frost Baptist
Church for Miss Lena Scott, 90, of Frost, who died Wednesday at
Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
Services were conducted by the Revs. James Baggett, James Aldridge,
and C.C. Ellis, under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home with
burial in Frost Cemetery.
Miss Scott was a life-long member of Frost Baptist Church and had
been a choir member for 65 years.
Survivors include a brother, H. A. Scott of Kerens; a sister-in-law
Mrs. J. B. Scott; a niece, Mrs. Patsy Gartman of Richardson; four
nephews, H. A. Scott Sr. of Irving, Jerry S. Scott of Corsicana, Ben
Scott of Richardson and Dr. Jerry B. Scott of Lansing, Mich.
Pallbearers were Milton Witt, Sam Scott, John Hauser, Joe Scott,
Gary Gartman and James Gartman.
Elmer Earl Omberg
Aug 29, 1897 - Nov 20, 1977
Services Held For Elmer Omberg At Frost Baptist
Funeral services were held Monday in the Frost Baptist Church for
Elmer Earl Omberg, 80, who died Sunday at Navarro County Memorial
Hospital in Corsicana.
Officiating was the Rev. James Baggett, pastor of the Frost Baptist
Church. Burial followed in Frost Cemetery. Services were under the
direction of Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Omberg of Frost; two
daughters, Mrs. June Severs of El Paso, and Mrs. Betty Goodman of
Waco; a son, Jack Omberg of Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Lenna Moore of
Dallas, Mrs. Lucille Abner of Palestine and Mrs. Ruby Honea of
Arlington; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
George Homer Price
Jun 18, 1909 - Nov 30, 1977
Funeral Services Held For G. H. Price, 68
Funeral services for George H. Price, 68, of Frost, were held
Friday, Dec. 2, at the Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev.
James Baggett and the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial
was in Frost Cemetery.
The services for Price who died Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Irving
Community Hospital, were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fannie Price of Frost; three sons,
George H. Price Jr. of Alexandria, La., Lonnie Price of Irving, and
Curtis Price of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. Iris Freeman of
Irving and Mrs. Brenda Pope of Arlington; his mother, Mrs. Mary Ila
Price of Dallas; a brother, Leon Price of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs.
Cassie Morgan of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Edith Clifton of Dallas;
and 14 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Phil Freeman, Ray Price, Johnny Price, Nicky Price,
Randy Miller, and Jim Read.
Joseph Barton "Doc" Jones
Mar 2, 1891 - Jan 26, 1978
Joseph Jones, 86, Funeral Services Held In Frost
Funeral services for Joseph Barton Jones, 86, of Frost, were held
Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Frost United Methodist Church, with the
Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in
Frost Cemetery. Jones died Thursday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in
Survivors include a son, Charles Ray Jones of Dallas; four
daughters, Mrs. Mary Kay Porter of Seymour, Mrs. Jean Melton of
Mesilla Park, N.M., Mrs. Betty Joe Maddinger of Scarsdale, N.Y., and
Mrs. Anne Ballew of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Leo Chamberlain of
Dallas; three stepchildren, Fred Grimes Jr. of Fort Worth, Mrs. Mary
Pruex of Marion, Ohio, and Mrs. Gene Grimes of Leander.
Bradley Funeral Home of Frost was in charge of services.
J. T. Cavender
Mar 27, 1909 - Dec 10, 1977
J. T. Cavender Funeral Services Held Monday
Funeral services were held Monday in Corsicana for J. T. Cavender,
68, of Corsicana.
Maxie Boren, Church of Christ minister, officiated. Burial followed
in Oakwood Cemetery.
Cavender died Saturday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital following
a short illness.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald Cavender of Rice and James W.
Cavender of Laramie, Wyo.; five grandsons, and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Cavender was a Blooming Grove Lions football fan and a faithful
supporter of the team, attending games both at home and on the road.
His presence will be missed by his football friends.
Benjamin Franklin Sites
Nov 10, 1891 - Jan 23, 1978
Wednesday Funeral Services Set For Benjamin Sites, 86
Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Sites, 86, of Dresden will be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Dresden United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor, officiating. Burial will
be in the Dresden Cemetery.
Services were under direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Blooming
A native of Caldwell County, Texas, Sites died Monday, Jan. 23, in
the Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
Survivors include his widow, Opal Sites of Dresden; three sons,
Grady Hendrix of Corsicana and formerly police chief in Blooming
Grove, Frank Sites Jr. of South Carolina, and Tommy Sites, with the
U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Lola Parker of San
Angelo and Mrs.
Opal Leonard of Dallas; two brothers, J. T. Sites of Burnett and H. I.
Sites of Leander; four sisters, Miss Lula Mae Sites and Mrs. Cora
Hughes, both of Dallas, Mrs. Mary Hunter of San Antonio and Mrs.
Willie Bernice Achilles of New Mexico; 14 grandchildren and 4
Compton Linton Hopson
Jun 24, 1901 - Feb 8, 1978
Funeral Services Held For Compton Hopson
Funeral services for Compton L. Hopson, 76, of Emmett, were held
Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Blooming Grove Church of Christ, with
Clovis Allen officiating. Burial was in
Dresden Cemetery. Both
services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
Survivors include his widow, Mary O. Hopson of Emmett; four sons,
Frank L. Hopson of Maryland, Cecil Hopson of Odessa, Timothy Hopson
of Mesquite and Harold Hopson of College Station; two daughters,
Mrs. Ruth Lee of Arizona, and Mrs. Lula Craft of Richardson; three
brothers; one sister; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Apr 8, 1888 - Feb 20, 1978
Mrs. Debby White Services Set Wednesday At Central Baptist
Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, for
Debby Sarah White, 89, a former resident of Blooming Grove. Services
will be in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in BG, with the Rev. Ed
Burkett, pastor of Central Baptist Church in BG, officiating. Burial
will follow in Dresden Cemetery. She died Monday, Feb. 20, in Fort
She had lived with her son, Bobbie J. White, in Fort Worth for the
Other survivors include 2 sons, Grover White of Hubbard and Robert
White of Denison; 5 daughters, Tommie Padgett of Aledo, Peggy Chaney
of Stamford, Frances Baldwin of Houston, and Rhodie Wilson and
Blanche Owens, both of Athens; a sister, Bell Hawkins of Hubbard;
and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Willie L. "Bill" Bryant
May 26, 1923 - Feb 14, 1978
Bill Bryant, 54, Services Held
Funeral services for Bill Bryant, 54, of Barry were held Thursday
16, in Corsicana, followed by burial in
Bryant, who was a native and lifelong resident of Barry, died
Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Navarro County Memorial Hospital in
Survivors include his widow; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Barham of
Blooming Grove, Mrs. Estell Coker of Barry and Mrs. Mary McAda of
Campbellton; and two brothers, Roy Bryant of Waxahachie and Jack
Bryant of Barry.
Pallbearers were Jack Armstrong, Sidney Moore, Chess Kitchens, Clyde
Nicholson, Carrie Cobb and Johnny Clidewell.
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- The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 22, 1978
- Parents: Will B. Bryant and Mary Bryant (information from census
Eulis Oliver "Ope" Green
Sep 27, 1909 - Sep 27, 1977
E. O. Green, 68, Funeral Services Held
Funeral services for Eulis Oliver "Ope" Green, 68, were held
Thursday, Sept. 29, at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove,
with the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor, and the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor
of the First Baptist Church in BG, officiating.
Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery. Both services were under the
direction of Bradley Funeral Home of BG.
A native of BG and a retired electrician, Green died Tuesday, Sept.
27, in Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
He is survived by his widow, Lucille Green of BG; a son, Eulis C.
Green of Baytown; a daughter, Mrs. Sammie Jean Freeman of Oracle,
Ariz.; a brother, Earnest Green of Cedar Creek; a sister, Mrs.
Mildred Hollifield of Waco; 5 grandchildren; and 8
Pallbearers were Johnnie Garvin, Earl Garvin, Gene Christie, Roy
Southard, Pete Ingram, J.L. Brumbelow, Buford Hollifield, and Claude
John Michael Green
Apr 3, 1956 - Sep 7, 1977
John Green, 21, Funeral Services Held
Funeral services for John Michael Green, 21, of Farmington, N.M., a
native of Navarro County, were held Sunday, Sept. 11, at the First
Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of BG.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Green of
Farmington, N.M.; two brothers, Jerry Cagle of Counselors, N.M., and
Fred Green of Lybrokk, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Cox of
Farmington, N.M., and Mrs.
Jan Homes of Lamar, Colo.; and a grandmother, Mrs. Ola Frederick of
Other relatives who reside in the Blooming Grove-Frost area include
two uncles, Ray Green of BG and Jay D. Frederick of Frost; and three
aunts, Mrs. Ruth Rasco of BG, Mrs. Ila Frederick of BG, and Mrs.
Bonnie Story of BG.
Pallbearers were Mike Rasco, Eddie Rasco, Jim Frederick, Thomas
Lynch, Phillip Story, and Jerald Tyley.
Richard Van Dyke Burns
Jan 23, 1900 - Sep 9, 1977
Funeral Services Held For R. V. Burns, 77
Funeral services for Richard Vandyke Burns, 77, were held Sunday,
11, in the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with the
Rev. Leroy Reeves, pastor, and the Rev. Harold Burns officiating.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were under the
direction of Bradley Funeral Home of BG.
Graveside services were conducted by members of the Blooming Grove
Masonic Lodge #497
Survivors include one brother, J. R. Burns of Dallas; one sister,
Rhea Burns Jaffee, Dallas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tabitha Allie (Johnson) King
Apr 1, 1888 - Sep 19, 1977
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. King
Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Johnson King, 89, a former resident
of Blooming Grove, were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Bradley
Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove.
Mrs. King died Sunday in Corsicana where she had resided for several
Officiating at the services were the Rev. Roy Davis and the Rev.
Wesley Howard. Burial was in
Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction
of Bradley Funeral Home.
Preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1957, and a daughter,
Edith, in 1928, Mrs. King is survived by five children. Luceil
Batton of Corsicana; Jo Ann Williams of Harlingen; J. A. King Jr., of
Dallas; B J.
King of Marshall; and Billie King of Arlington; and eight
11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jeff Johnson of California, and
several nieces and nephews.
Frances Emaline (Fletcher) Lewis
Jul 28, 1873 - Nov 27, 1977
Mrs. Lewis, BG's Oldest Citizen, Dies
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the First United
Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Francis Emaline Lewis,
104, BG's oldest resident.
Officiating at the services were the Rev. Paul Rone, former pastor
of the BG Methodist Church, and the Rev. Leroy Reaves, present
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction
of Bradley Funeral Home in BG.
Mrs. Lewis died Sunday evening in Navarro County Memorial Hospital
in Corsicana after a short illness.
Born in Tennessee and raised in Alabama, Mrs. Lewis came to Texas
with her husband in 1897 in a covered wagon. On the trip to Texas,
her first child, Mrs. Ethel Hollingsworth (with whom she lived at
the time of her death), was born. Mrs. Lewis had been living in BG
Hollingsworth since 1949.
She has been a member of the Methodist Church since 1884. Mrs. Lewis
would have celebrated her 105th birthday on July 28, 1978.
Survivors include two sons, W. O. Lewis of BG, and Mack A. Lewis of
Orange; four daughters, Mrs. Sue Stamper and Mrs. Gertrude Lewis,
both of Dallas, Mrs. Florence Hullum of Tyler and Mrs. Ethel
Hollingsworth of BG; a sister, Mrs. Lula Kilgore of Midland; 24
grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 40
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
J. T. Bryant
May 6, 1918 - Dec 9, 1977
Services Held For J. T. Bryant At 1st Baptist
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 11 at First Baptist Church
in Blooming Grove for J. T. Bryant, 59, of Blooming Grove.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery with services under the direction
of Bradley Funeral Home of Blooming Grove. Conducting the services
were the Revs. W. A. Corley, A. F. Sanders and B. W. Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Bryant, a son, Michael J.
Bryant, a daughter, Kathy Elaine Bryant, his father, Alex Bryant all
of Blooming Grove; a brother, Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie and a
sister, Mrs. Lillian Watkins of Blooming Grove.
J. T. Bryant
BLOOMING GROVE -
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in
Blooming Grove for J.T. Bryant, 59, resident of Blooming Grove, who
died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
The Revs. W.A.
Corley, A.F. Sanders and B.W. Johnson will officiate, with burial
following at Rose Hill Cemetery. Masons will conduct graveside
He was born in
Blooming Grove, and was a member of Barry Masonic Lodge.
include his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Bryant of Blooming Grove; a son,
Michael J. Bryant of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Miss Kathy Elaine
Bryant of Blooming Grove; his father, Alex Bryant of Blooming Grove;
a brother, Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie and a sister Mrs. Lillian
Watkins of Blooming Grove.
Sarah Ann Green
Jul 16, 1891 - Dec 18, 1977
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Sarah Green
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Central Baptist
Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Sarah Ann Green, 86, who died
Officiating was the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor with burial at
Rose Hill Cemetery in BG. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Survivors include a son, R. L. Green of BG, a daughter, Mrs. Nettie
Joe Eaton of Raleigh, Kans.; eight grandchildren; and four
BLOOMING GROVE—Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Sarah Ann Green, 85,
resident of Blooming Grove, who died yesterday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor, will officiate, with burial following at
Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include a son, R. L. Green of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Joe Eaton of Raleigh, Kans., eight grandchildren, and
Pallbearers are Gary Eaton, Jerry Eaton, Claude Eaton, Darwood Gantt, R. D. Dozier, and Leroy Ewing.
May 8, 1905 - Jan 16, 1978
Beatrice Price Funeral Services Set Wednesday
Funeral services for Miss Beatrice Price, 73, former Blooming Grove
School teacher, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the
Bradley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of
Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ada Belle Price of Barry
and Mrs. Lennie Price of Alaska; and two nephews.
Georgia Louis (Holcomb) Hiler
Dec 25, 1897 - Feb 20, 1978
Services Held For Mrs. Hiler, 80
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia L. "Granny" Hiler, 80, of Blooming
Grove, were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves,
pastor of the BG United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial
followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services were under the
direction of Bradley Funeral Home of BG.
Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Fern Woodland, Mrs. Inez
Hemingway, Mrs. Sadie Hill, Mrs. Macel Nicholson, Mrs. Maxine
Armstrong, Mrs. Dot Russell, and Mrs. Barbara Garrison; three sons,
Hubert Hiler, Doug Hiler and Ronny Hiler; a sister, Susie Fread of
Ennis; a niece, Mrs. Bertha Gorden; 31 grandchildren; and 27
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Gertrude (Patterson) Green
Oct 29, 1887 - Feb 19, 1978
Mrs. Gertrude Green Services Held Monday in BG
Services were held Monday, Feb. 20, for Mrs. Gertrude P. Green, 90,
of Lone Cedar. She died Sunday in a Waxahachie Nursing Home. Burial
was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Officiating at the ceremonies was the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of
Central Baptist Church in BG. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of
Mrs. Green had lived in the same home at Lone Cedar for 71 years
until she broke a hip last May and moved to the nursing home. She
was a member of Central Baptist Church and was known as a dedicated
church worker and a worker in the annual BG Fair of past years.
Her husband, George, a ginner and farmer, died in 1973. The couple
married in 1906.
The Greens were solid backers of the Lone Cedar School in the early
part of the century and took in boarders, including many school
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. G.E. Ramsey Jr. of Waxahachie; a
grandson, G.E. Ramsey III of Waxahachie; a sister, Ruby A. Boyd of
Fort Worth; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Roy Southard, Bill Southard, Aubrey Berry, Jimmy
Patterson, G. W. Patterson, and Danny Patterson.
Billie Jean Baker
May 9, 1929 - Oct 28, 2008
Billie Jean Baker, 79, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday,
Oct. 28, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on May 9, 1929 in
Corsicana. Mrs. Baker was co-owner of National Incinerator
for 38 years. She worked at Adams Hat Factory for several
years. She was a volunteer foster parent for the Corsicana
State Home and the I.O.O.F. Home. She attended Calvary
Baptist Church, and was a very loving and devoted mother and
grandmother. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea
officiating. Interment will follow in the
Park. Pallbearers will be Johnny Disotell, John Rutherford,
David Rutherford, Dickie Gotcher, Herb Jonas and Tom
Glasgow. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her parents,
Bill and Lottie Bruce; and a son, Johnny Baker. She is
survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Lee Baker
of Malakoff; granddaughter and husband, Wendy and Lance
Northern of Corbet; granddaughter, Sandy Baker of Eureka;
grandsons and wife, Kenny and Christi Baker of Plano, Darrin
Baker of Boaz, Ala., and Lonnie Rainwater of Birmingham,
Ala.; great-grandchildren, Destiny, Erin and Amber Northern
of Corbet, Sean Browning and Krystal Baker of Ennis, Brooke
and Kayla Baker of Plano, and Kari Baker of Dallas; one
great-great-grandchild, Allix Baker of Ennis; brother and
sister-in-law, Troy and Linda Sisson of Canyon Lake; and
numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Corley
Dec 12, 1937 - Oct 26, 2008
Ardie Turner, 70, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008,
at Twilight Home. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at
Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount
Olive Baptist Church with Pastor Alton Davis officiating. Interment
will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Eric
Lewis, Orlando Williams, Milton Gilbert Jr., Elijah Crittendon,
Jerome Pritchett and Roderick Humphrey. Honorary pallbearers will be
Elbert Turner, Thomas Turner, Leo Daniel Turner and Robert E.
Thomas. Mr. Turner was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Leon County. He was
preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. T. A. Turner and Lela
Turner; twin brother, Tardie Turner; and one sister, Dorothy.
Survivors include three sisters, Ruby Williams (Marshall Jr.) and
Ella Humphrey (Robert), all of Corsicana, and Frances Crittendon of
Dallas; four brothers, Elbert Turner (Lois), Thomas “Dock” Turner
and Robert Earl Turner (Leila), all of Corsicana, and Daniel Turner
of Dallas; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of other
relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Anna Jane (Sickle) Wagner
Jun 2, 1931 - Oct 26, 2008
Anna Jane Sickle Wagner, age 77, went to her Heavenly Father on
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, to be with her loving and caring husband,
Lee. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m.
Saturday at Brushie Prairie. She was born on June 2, 1931, in
Georgetown, Iowa, to Andy and Arpie Jane Hynd Sickle. She was the
oldest of nine children. Anna married Lee Wagner on Sept. 24, 1951,
in Corsicana, who preceded her in death.She was a loving and caring
wife and aunt to all of her many nieces and nephews. She also
enjoyed sewing, gardening of veggies and flowers; never letting a
stray cat or dog go with out being cared for. She was cared for by a
loving and devoted niece, Joyce Hughes. Anna is survived by sisters,
Margaret Wagner of Fort Worth, Mary (Doy) Johnson of Floris, Iowa,
Catherine Ribbink of Muscatine, Iowa, and Wilma (Mike) Sink of
Burlington, Iowa; brothers, Andrew (Carol) Sickle of Oklahoma City,
Okla., and Jim (Collette) Sickle of Albia, Iowa; sister-in law, Rita
Sickle of Eldon, Iowa; and brothers-in law, Eugene (Ruth) Wagner of
Paradise, Larry (Mary) Wagner of Conroe, and Carl Self of Frost. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Wagner; and brothers, John
and George Sickle. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to
American Hospice, 3124 S.E. Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76140.Special
thanks to Maribella Assisted Living and Southwest Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Hughie Mae (Gary) Harrison
May 2, 1885 - Mar 11, 1977
Mrs. Harrison, Former Resident, Services Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Hughie Gary Harrison, 91, were held
Sunday, March 13, in the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove,
with the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor, and the Rev. David Hale
officiating. Burial followed in
Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services
were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Efra Baggett and Mrs. D. K.
Lambert, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Earl Wood of Rosenurg and Mrs. Bill
Ingram of Mesquite; one sister, Mrs. Callie Harrison of Newton,
Miss.; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
abt 1941 - Oct 18, 1994
Melvin Kenneth Berry, 53, of Tacoma, Wash., died Oct 18, 1994.
Memorial Services will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at
Resthaven Memorial Park
with Jake Davis and Cecil Loranger officiating.
He was born in Libertyhill Texas, and was a long-time resident of
Corsicana. He was a retired truck driver from the Teamster Union #45
of Dallas. He was a member of the Corsicana Chapter of IOOF.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Hasenleder of Tacoma, Patty
Denny of Harbor City Calif., Carolyn Berry Baxley; a son, Tim Berry
of Lakewood, California; and four grandchildren.
abt 1926 - Oct 28, 1994
Leonor R. Garcia, 68, of Corsicana, died Oct 28, 1994, at
Medical City Hospital in Dallas.
Vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Funeral mas will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate
Conception Church, with Father George Monaghan officiaitng. Burial
will be in Calvery Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Leonardo Garcia of Corsicana, Leonel
Garcia of Corsicana, Joe Garcia of Brownfille, Juan Garcia of Dallas
and Paul Garcia of Austin; six daughters, Lucy Felipe, Irma
Guicehchi and Leticia Gonzales of Corsicana; Blanca Adame of Lorado,
Minerva Shaick of Dallas and Dolores Aguros of Austin; 11 sisters
and brothers, 20 grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.
Albert Truman Taylor
Dec 1, 1908 - Oct 29, 1994
A. T. Taylor, 85, of Corsicana, died Oct 29, 1994, in
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with Bro. Bill
Honea officiating. Burial will be Monday in
Oakwood Cemetery under
the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Dec 1, 1908, in Grimes City Texas.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John and Betty Taylor
of Dallas; three grandchildren, John A. Taylor Jr. and Allison
Taylor, both of Dallas and Amanda Taylor of Savannah, Ga. and six
sisters Mrs. L. T. Moore of Houston, Mrs. Elbart Denman, Mrs. Sonny
Marsh and Mrs. Raymond Nevill, all of Madisonville and Mrs. Faye
Hamilton and Mrs. Alton Nevill, both of Bryan.
abt 1930 - Oct 28, 1994
Jerald D. Cates, 64, of Corsicana, died Oct 28, 1994, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Eureka Cemetery, with
Horace Cobb officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral is in charge of
Survivors include his wife, Imagene Cates of Corsicana; three sons
and two daughters-in-law, Dean and Pam Cates, Roy Cates and Joe and
Joanne Cates, all of Corsicana; one daughter, Linda Stepp of
Corsicana; one brother, Milton Cates of Lubbock; three sisters and
brothers-in-law, Hattie Pearl and Drew Scottins and Mary Lou and
Robert Poulter, all of Lubbock and Gay and Don Johnson of Killeen;
three grandsons, Jason Cates, Mike Cates and Chris Cates, all of
Corsicana; and three granddaughters, Paula Stepp, Shelly Stepp and
Stephanie Cates all of Corsicana.
Nov 24, 1926 - Oct 26, 1994
Ray Buck Glasgow, 67, died Oct. 26, 1994, in Dallas.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Oakwood Cemetery under
the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Nov 24, 1926, and was a veteran. He was a lifetime
member of the VFW and the DAV.
Survivors include his mother Garrett Ruby Buck Glasgow of Dallas;
three daughters, Jo Ellen McVey of Dallas, Janeen Tapp of Mesquite,
and Jeri Lynn of Houston; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and
Charles M. Liggett of Pinole, Calif., and Grace and William W. Jones
of Boerne, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Betty
Glasgow of Shreveport, La.; three aunts; one uncle; numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and
C. Douglas, Sr
Allyn C. Douglas, Sr.
Mr. Douglas was born October 5, 1887,
and died November 7, 1964. He attended Corsicana High School.
After graduation, he attended a business college in Dallas. From
there he was employed by Central Texas Grocery Company of Corsicana
for twenty-five years. In the early 1930’s Mr. Douglas and his
family moved to Dallas where he was in business in Oak Cliff. He
later was engaged as a school patrolman for six years.
Mr. Allyn Douglas was married to Mrs.
Anna Hervey Daniel after his first wife died of a heart attack in
In 1960 Mr. and
Mrs. Douglas moved to Athens where they built a new home on the
Daniel Nursery Farm. Those surviving in this family are the wife,
Mrs. Anna Hervey Daniel Douglas, and three sons, A. C. Jr., Theo S.
III, and Jack J. Daniel, six grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Mr. Douglas was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Athens,
Texas. He had been a member of the Navarro County Historical
Society for several years.
Mr. Douglas is buried in the Oakwood
Cemetery in Corsicana. The pallbearers were George Collins, A. M.
Hervey, C. G. Hervey, Moulton Dickson, John Sullivan, and Col. Hal
Submitted by Jim
June 16, 1922 - Mar 28, 2006
MONROE YELTON - Musician played with Dallas and Richardson
Harold Monroe "Feathers" Yelton played the French horn for
the Dallas Symphony for 26 years and for the Richardson
Symphony Orchestra for 13 years. He was known as Feathers to
his fellow musicians for the tufts of hair he had on the top
of his head.
Mr. Yelton, 83, died Tuesday of pneumonia at a Corsicana
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Rhoton Funeral Home in
Carrollton . He will be buried in Perry Cemetery in
"He had a passion for music," said granddaughter Celia Roman
Mr. Yelton taught and performed the French horn for more
than 40 years.
He once played for President Lyndon B. Johnson in the White
House, his family said. He served with the 322nd Army Air
Forces band during World War II and played with the Glenn
Miller Orchestra and at Radio City Music Hall before joining
the Dallas Symphony in 1947, his family said.
He also performed with the Dallas State Fair Musicals from
1949 to 1962.
Mr. Yelton traveled extensively with the Dallas Symphony,
his granddaughter said.
In 1950, he married Marjorie Ledbetter, an executive
secretary to a Braniff Airways financial officer, Mrs. Roman
"They traveled a lot," she said.
In addition to the French horn, Mr. Yelton played the piano
and loved to whistle tunes.
"He whistled all the time," said his stepdaughter, Barbara
Bryant of Dallas.
Born in Cincinnati, Mr. Yelton grew up in Ohio and Fort
Thomas, Ky. He attended Kentucky Military Institute and
graduated from high school in Fort Thomas.
He studied at the College of Music in Cincinnati, Columbia
University, Southern Methodist University and at what is now
the University of North Texas.
In 1955, he received his bachelor's degree from SMU and
earned his master's degree there in 1973.
He taught French horn from 1968 to 1970 at East Texas State
University, now Texas A&M-Commerce.
His hobbies included collecting stamps, gardening, composing
music and cycling.
In addition to his stepdaughter and granddaughter, Mr.
Yelton is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ledbetter Yelton of
McKinney; a sister, Darlene Wilson of Fort Thomas; a
brother, Wilbur Yelton of Kentucky; three grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - April 1, 2006
Author: JOE SIMNACHER, Staff Writer
Edward Lynn Williams
YELTON, HAROLD , MONROE (FEATHERS) Born June 16, 1922 in
Cincinnati, OH to Edwin Forest Yelton and Mayme Gosney, passed away
March 28, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, a brother Edwin
Alan and a grandson Mark Edward Hand. Survivors include his wife of
55 years Marjorie Ledbetter Yelton, step-daughter Barbara Bryant,
sister Darlene Wilson, brother Wilbur and wife Bernie Yelton,
granddaughters Celia Roman and husband Robert, Lisa Liedtke, Teri
Chidester and fiance Mike Marsh, Great grandchildren Joshua Mims,
Bradley Chidester, Justin Berry, Cody Berry, Evan Chidester, Tanner
Chidester, Emily Carroll and great-great grandson Jaxson Mims and
many nieces and nephews. Harold retired from the Dallas symphony
after 25 years playing the french horn. He also played for President
Johnson at the White House, played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
at Radio City Music Hall, and as a Veteran of WWII played with the
US Army band. Harold also enjoyed passing on his love of music by
giving lessons for college students and private lessons. A long time
Dallas resident, Harold and wife had recently retired to their
country home in McKinney. During their marriage they traveled
extensively throughout the world. His family will miss their Poppie,
but Heaven got a great musician and whistler. Visitation will be
held in Rhoton Funeral Home Friday, March 31, 2006 from 5-7PM.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, April 1, 2006 in the
Rhoton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Perry Cemetery
in Carrollton , TX. Dignity Rhoton 1511 S. I-35 @ Crosby Carrollton
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - March 31, 2006
Submitted by Edward
William Douglas Hamm
March 30, 1933 - Jan 17, 2008
Services for William Douglas Hamm, 74, of Trinidad were held 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2008, at First United Methodist Church of Trinidad
with Jimmy Steele officiating. Interment followed at Trinidad
Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Homes of Malakoff.
Mr. Hamm died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born
March 30, 1933, in Lovelady, Texas, to the late Houston Kelly Hamm
and the late Patricia Hamm.
Mr. Hamm graduated from Lon Morris College and Austin College in
Sherman, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army as a tank
Mr. Hamm served as superintendent of Trinidad ISD for 13 years. He
was also a member of the United Methodist Men, the Boy Scouts of
America, and Chairman of the Board of Trinidad United Methodist
Survivors include son, William and wife Cathy Hamm, Jr. of Liberty,
Texas; daughter, Leslie and husband Roderick Parker of Trinidad;
brother, Jimmy and wife Dorothy Hamm of Lovelady, Texas; sister,
Joyce Barnes of Devers, Texas; five grandchildren and three
Pallbearers were William (Trey) Hamm, Patrick Hamm Parker, Stephen
Parker, Anthony Trent Williams, Gary Joshi.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Trinidad United Methodist
- Malakoff News - Jan 25, 2008
W. T. "Bill" Wallace
March 14, 1935 - Jan 29, 2008
Services for W. T. (Bill) Wallace, 72, of Eustace, died Tuesday,
Jan. 29, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born March 14, 1935, in Tyler.
Mr. Wallace was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked in management
with the telephone company. He had resided in Eustace for the past
12 years and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include daughters, Stephanie Lynch of Bloomfield, Ind.,
Sherry Sines of Drakesville, Ind.; seven grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral
- Malakoff News - Feb 7, 2008
Apr 6, 1951 - Oct 30, 2008
Dunn, 57, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008.
She was born on April 6, 1951, in Dallas to Robert Loyd
Wheelock and Betty Jane Case Wheelock. She grew up in
Corsicana, and graduated from Texas Tech University. On June
18, 1971, she married the love of her life, Frank Wood Dunn.
They spent over four decades together hunting, traveling,
and supporting one another. Throughout her life, Susie
devoted herself to her family, friends and community. She
tirelessly volunteered for PTA, St. John’s Episcopal Church,
Food for Fitness, and numerous other activities. Susie was a
17-year breast cancer survivor, who fought hard to live and
never let it beat her. Because of her loving and generous
nature, she meant a lot to many people and will be greatly
missed.She is survived by her husband of 37 years Frank
Dunn; her daughter Elizabeth Dunn Talley and son-in-law Eric
Talley; her son Frank Peyton Dunn and daughter-in-law Carrie
Nelson Dunn; two granddaughters Caroline and Sydney Talley;
her sister Betty Kennaugh; her mother-in-law Jane Taylor;
and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her parents, R.L. and Jane Case Wheelock, preceded her in
death. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at
Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St.
John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edward Monk
officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Charlie Gelineau, Jimbo Parks, George
Green, John Harper, Bic Sherman, Coy Hodge, Steve Smith, G.T.
Morton, Harold Hern and Gary Hayden. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Food for Fitness, in care of First
United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX
75110; Susan G. Komen for the Cure; or your favorite
charity. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Elmo B. Guerry
May 17, 1933 - Oct 30, 2008
B. Guerry, 75, of Eureka passed away from this life on
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, after a courageous battle with
cancer. He went to join those loved ones who preceded him:
his beloved wife, Juanita (Foi) Guerry; his parents, Irvin
and Irene Guerry; sister, Doris Tucker; and brother and
sister-in-law, Randel and Louise Guerry. He is survived by
three children, Carol Hutson of Abilene, Ronda Coker and
husband Bobby of Burleson, and Allen Guerry and wife Teresa
of Eureka; two brothers, F.I. and Vernon Guerry and his wife
Ruth; sister, Frances Long; seven grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters in-law, Jimmy
Dee and Betty Coker and Charles and Billie Harrison. Elmo
was born on May 17, 1933, in Garner. In 1954 he met and
married the love of his life, Juanita (Foi) Howard, and they
enjoyed 54 years of marriage. After serving 20 years in the
Air Force he retired as a technical sergeant and settled his
family in Eureka. Nearly 20 years later he retired from Big
Brown. Elmo was a gifted musician. He played guitar as well
as being a master on the fiddle. He loved giving the gift of
music and playing dominos with his friends and family. He
was a Mason for over 50 years. Visitation will be held from
4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
immediately followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. in the
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Following services
family will meet friends in the foyer. The deceased had
requested in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to his
grandchildren’s college fund at Bank of America, 100 N. Main
St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Kenneth Wayne "Kenny" Vanderslice, Sr.
June 1, 1951 - Oct 29, 2008
Man … Dad … Paw Paw … Bro. Ken … Hamslice … Kenneth Wayne
“Kenny” Vanderslice Sr. of Purdon was born June 1, 1951, in
Winston, Mo. He left us to be with his Creator and Savior on
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. He is survived by his wife Felicia
(who is not a sniper); his sons and daughters-in-law,
Kenneth and Crissie of Jacksonville, Nick and Kellie of
Keller and Chris and Melissa of Conroe; and his 10
grandchildren, Aryanna, Sierra, Ashton, Brayden, Micah,
Regan, Nathan, Jacob, Kelsea and Noah. He is survived by his
brother and sister-in-law, Olin and Janice of Gallatin, Mo.;
brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Mae of Winston, Mo.; and
his brother Everett Rex of Winston, Mo. Ken graduated from
Winston High School in 1969 and was married to Felicia Davis
of Albany, Ga., in 1974. He served his country proudly in
the United States Marine Corps for eight years serving both
in the United States and in Okinawa, Japan. He left the
Marine Corps and has served his Lord as a pastor for the
past 31 years. He graduated from the Baptist Missionary
Association Theological Seminary in 1992 with his bachelor’s
degree and he graduated in 2008 with his master’s in
theology. He was the friend and pastor of Shady Grove
Baptist Church and a volunteer firefighter for the Union
High Volunteer Fire Department. Ken was an outdoorsman who
loved fishing and hunting. If he wasn’t studying God’s word
or in the woods, he was singing God’s praises or playing
with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all. Visitation
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Charley Holmes and Brother
Gaylan Henry officiating. Interment will follow at
Pursley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Lane, Lewis
Tanner, David Matthews, Elwyn Rhodes, Ronnie Hatfield and
Hayden Hatfield. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Shady
Grove Baptist Church and Union High Volunteer Fire
Department. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Shady Grove Baptist Church Bus Stop Ministry, Shady Grove
Baptist Church, 10040 CR SW4220, Purdon, TX 76679.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Billy Gene Woodard Jr.
Jan 28, 1953 - Oct 22, 2008
Gene Woodard Jr., age 55, went to be with the Lord on
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, due to a massive heart attack.
Billy was born in Dallas on Jan. 28, 1953, to Mary and Bill
Sr. He attended Hillcrest High School in Dallas and
graduated from there in 1971. Billy was married to Paula
Diel Woodard. He went to college in California and learned a
lot about the restaurant business, which was his beloved
passion. He came back to Dallas in the early 1970s and
helped open the famous Mariano’s Restaurant before he opened
his own “Old Town” Barber Shop in 1974.Billy is survived by
his son, Justin Dean Woodard; ex-wife, Paula Woodard;
parents, Mary and Jerry Steely of Corsicana and Bill and Kay
Woodard of Dallas; brothers, Chuck Woodard and wife Marilyn
and Kyle Woodard, all of Dallas; nephew, Kaid; nieces,
Meredith and Ashley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jesuit College
Preparatory School, 12345 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244.A
memorial service for Billy will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at
St. Monica Catholic Church in Dallas. The burial of ashes
will follow immediately after the service at 3:30 p.m. Nov.
7 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. After the burial, the
family will receive friends at the home of Mary and Jerry
Steely, 1239 W. Third Ave., Corsicana.
Walter Calvin Johnson
Oct 2, 1927 - Oct 30, 2008
Calvin Johnson passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, in Tyler
after a brief illness. His life exemplified service to God,
family, and his community. Loving, generous, and
hard-working, he was a beloved husband, son, brother,
father, friend and mentor. Services will be held at 2:30
p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at First United Methodist Church, with
visitation at Corley Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 6
to 8 p.m. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Fred Biltz, David Coley, Gary Curry,
Tommy Goodwin, Michael Travis and Kim Wyatt. Walter was
welcomed into the growing family of Marvin Dickson Johnson
and Grace Samuelson Johnson Oct. 2, 1927, in Houston, Ark.
He was the third of nine children. The Johnsons were
actively involved in the Methodist Church. Marvin Johnson
was a decorated WWI vet, high school agriculture teacher,
ad-hoc veterinarian, and entrepreneur. Walter’s early
activities included music (high school band), athletics
(especially boxing and baseball), and participation in
international Methodist Youth meetings. Walter’s early
employment included delivering soft drinks throughout
central Arkansas for the family-owned Johnson Bottling
Company of Conway, Ark. Walter graduated from high school in
Gillham, Ark. in 1945. In Conway, he attended both Hendrix
College and Arkansas State Teacher’s College (currently,
University of Central Arkansas), ultimately graduating from
AST in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in History. While in
Conway, he played club ball (his favorite position on the
diamond was catcher), and as a heavyweight boxer, he won
several tournaments in the Golden Gloves. He was a member of
the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. In 1949, Walter entered
Perkins Theological Seminary at Southern Methodist
University in Dallas to prepare for ministry in the
Methodist Church, a vocation he ultimately chose not to
pursue. At SMU, he met the love of his life, Mary Thompson.
Their romance and courtship lead to their marriage in her
parents’ home in Corsicana on Oct. 17, 1951. The Johnsons
soon moved to Tatum, N.M., where Walter worked as a
Geophysical Prospector mapping formations for oil
exploration, specializing in explosives. Walter was called
to service in the Army in 1953, and readily answered,
honoring a long-standing family tradition. After basic
training, Walter reported to the Corps of Engineers School
at Ft. Belvoir, Md., and was subsequently deployed to
Korea. Walter achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant in just
two years serving as a Combat Engineer in the Engineering
Utility Co, 8113th Aux Unit, and commanded a water
purification plant near Pusan, Korea. Walter served his
country bravely and proudly, and was honorably discharged
from the Army in April, 1955. Upon his return from Korea,
Walter and Mary settled in Corsicana, and for the next 53
years they enjoyed bird-watching, fishing, hunting, camping,
gardening, raising their two boys, and operating the family
business. During this time, Walter was a tireless and
energetic member of the community, constantly giving back.Walter began his work life in Corsicana with Thompson
Oil Company, and in 1965 he formed J and T Construction with
Bob Thompson; they installed rural water systems throughout
Texas. In 1967, he founded Johnson Sprinkler Company to
install irrigation systems for homes, businesses, and civic
buildings, as well as rural water delivery systems. In 1967,
he became a founding member of the Texas Turf Irrigation
Association, served on the board of directors for three
years, and actively helped lobby state lawmakers to pass the
first Irrigators Licensing Act in the country. This law is
still in effect today and became the model legislation
across the country to help regulate the irrigation industry
in Texas and protect consumers from unqualified contractors.
In recognition of his efforts, he was awarded state
irrigator’s license #15, a source of pride for many years.
He retired in 1995. Much of Walter’s contribution to the
community, in Corsicana and beyond, came through his civic
involvements. In the 1950’s, he was active as a
little-league baseball coach before he had children, and
through this activity was a positive influence on many young
men in Corsicana. Anyone who knew Walter was aware of his
appreciation for the wonders of nature; he loved raising and
hunting quail with Brittany Spaniels. During the 1950’s he
helped to organize the Lone Star Brittany Club and was
active in this organization through the 1960’s. From 1971 to
1985, he also served on the Board of Directors of the
Sportsman’s Clubs of Texas (SCOT; currently, the Sportsmen
Conservationists of Texas), an affiliate of the National
Wildlife Organization, dedicated to the preservation of
wildlife and habitat for sporting and educational purposes.
Another passion was his love for First United Methodist
Church of Corsicana. Walter served in many capacities. He
sang in the choir for decades, served on committees
including Pastor-Parish Relations and building committees,
drove the church van, and donated lawn sprinkler
installation and repair. If asked, he was quick to let you
know how he felt about God and His plan for us, and his
unwavering faith in Salvation. After Walter and Mary’s sons
were born in the early 1960s, his community involvement
evolved. As a parent, Walter was involved in Indian Guides,
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, DeMolay, and Band Parents, as well
as Methodist Youth Fellowship. He provided both manpower and
leadership when needed: He was always there. Many of Cal and
Dan’s friends remember Walter with respect and affection. Of
all of his contributions to the community, Walter may have
been proudest of his service to the Corsicana Optimist club.
When he served as club president in 1982-83, the chapter
earned “Distinguished Club” status. He served as Lieutenant
Governor for the North Texas District in 1989-90 and was
awarded “Outstanding Lieutenant Governor” that year. He
helped organized many Youth Appreciation Awards Dinners that
countless Navarro County youth have enjoyed over the years,
and took personal interest in the success all of the
projects, Auctions, and Christmas Tree lots to help provide
local youth many opportunities they otherwise would not have
had. His participation directly assisted the completion of
hundreds of thousands of dollars of projects that benefit
Navarro County youth. He was active in the club until his
death. Walter is survived by his wife, partner, and
confidant of 57 years, Mary T. Johnson; sons Walter Calvin
Johnson, Jr., of Columbia, Mo., and Dan Johnson of
Richardson; sisters, Anamarie Johnson of Conway, Ark.;
Carolyn Heffington of Houston, TX; sisters and their
husbands Ida and Buddy Lyons of Little Rock, Ark., Estelle
and Carl Summers of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Dorothy and Phil
Heskett of Clovis, Calif.; siblings-in-law, Wilbur and
Thelma Thompson of Corsicana, and Carole and Bill Wilson of
Hideaway. Walter Johnson will be missed by all who knew him,
but we all take comfort in the knowledge that his life was
full of love, service, teaching, and learning, and that our
world is a little bit better place as a result of the time
he had to share with us. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorial donations be made to First United
Methodist Church in Corsicana and the Hospice of East Texas
in Tyler. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home
Jun 8, 1974 - Oct 31, 2008
Kay (Vinson) Thornton, 34, of Frost, passed away Friday,
Oct. 31, 2008 at her residence. Visitation will be 6 to 8
p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will
be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev.
Dan Layne officiating. Interment will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thurman Thornton, Vincent
Thornton, Doyce “Slim” Thornton, Jason “Slacker” Bowsheir,
Kirk Vinson and Larkin Coston. She was born June 8, 1974 in
Colorado Springs, Colo. to Ron and Mary Barber Vinson. She
loved her home and family and enjoyed spending time near
water fishing and swimming. She loved being with her nieces
and nephews. She is survived by her husband, Thurman H.
Thornton III of Frost; children, Vincent, Ben, John and
Judith Thornton, all of Frost; parents, Ron and Mary Vinson
of Corsicana; brothers. Kirk Vinson of Dallas and Benjamin
Vinson of Corsicana; sister, Rebekah Tally of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
James Robert "Jim" Hargrave
Died Nov 2, 2008
Robert "Jim" Hargrave
James Robert “Jim” Hargrave went to be with his Savior
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at home surrounded by his wife and
children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and
Susan Hargrave; brothers, Donald, Delbert and Corky Hargrave;
sister, Joy Phillips; and son-in-law, Dean Garrison. After
moving his family from Arlington to Corsicana in 1975, Jim
was on a mission to one day start his own business. In 1978,
he began in a small shop on Sixth Avenue which grew and soon
moved to a larger facility on Seventh Avenue in 1979. After
a short period of time, Jim built what is now James
Manufacturing Inc. After 20 successful years, Jim retired
from the manufacturing business and began another life
adventure. Jim and his wife, Joyce, mounted their Goldwing
motorcycles and took off! During the 10 years that followed,
life brought fun and beauty experienced on the road. They
shared this time in their lives with friends Dr. Jerry and
Sharon Smith. From the Alaskan Highway, east coast, west
coast and a tour of Mexico, Jim and Joyce lived and loved
every moment of their retirement. When physical limitations
took them off of the road, Jim poured himself into his
family and spent his precious time with the love of his
life, his wife of 52 years, Joyce.Jim Hargrave has left an
incredible heritage having touched so many lives through his
godly example. Be it at home with his family or at work with
his friends, Jim’s gentle spirit and generous heart will
long be remembered. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son,
Skip and his wife Mary Hargrave; daughter, Denell and her
husband Rick Flores; and daughter, Joy Hargrave;
grandchildren, Brandon and Danielle Hargrave, Sara and Wade
Wilson, Wendy and Daniel Montgomery, Jourdan and Greg Hayes,
Hayden Hargrave, Hunter Hargrave, Ricky Flores, Dalton
Hargrave, Isaac Hargrave, Hannah Brann, Ben Brann and Katy
Brann; and great-grandchildren, Christopher, Skylar, Holden,
Cole, Harley, Sheridan, Kathryn, Carter and Cooper.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5,
at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10
a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at That Church of the Assemblies of
God. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Mike Howell,
the Rev. Nathan Ruch, and the Rev. Ron Ruch. Interment will
follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Navarro County Child Advocacy Center, 120 E. Second Ave.,
Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Jeffrey Lyne "Jeff" Smith
Jan 7, 1973 - Oct 30, 2008
Jeff Smith, 35 of Blooming Grove, passed away October 30, 2008. He
was born January 7, 1973 in Dallas Texas to John and Vickie White
He is survived by wife Malisa Smith of Blooming Grove, sons Justin
Lyne Smith and Taylor Jacob Smith both of Blooming Grove, father
John Smith of Kemp, sister Jennifer Fowler of Dallas, uncle Victor
White of Dallas.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Saturday November 1, 2008 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 3pm Sunday November 2, 2008 at First Baptist Church
Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will
follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
abt 1960 - Oct 30, 2008
Dyce Marcelle Branch, 48 of Corsicana, pasted away October 30,2008.
She was born September 26, [2008 error] in Corsicana to Ted and Joann
Services will be held Monday November 3, 2008 at 11:00 am at
July 6, 1937 - Oct 29, 2008
Charles E. Huffman
Charles Emmett Huffman, 71, died Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at his
residence in Chatfield, Texas. He was self-employed in the salvage
business. Mr. Huffman was born on July 6, 1937 in Dallas, Texas to
Frank Leo and Fern Gordon Huffman. He was preceded in death by his
son Bobby Greene.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Shirley Huffman of the
Timothy Community; Children- Victoria Joyner of Maryville,
Tennessee, Randy Huffman of Timothy Community and Eddie Huffman of
Maryville, Tennessee; Sister- Glanda Barringer of Corsicana; 10
grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Service is scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2008 at the
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Hershell
Smith officiating. Burial will be in the
New Chatfield Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Huffman, Jesse Huffman, Eddie Huffman,Jr.,
Rusty Huffman, Bobby Greene II and Forest Huffman. Visitation will
be Sunday, November 2, 2008 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
from 4:00-6:00 P.M.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
Harol Wayne "Doebelly" Barham
Feb 1, 1939 - Oct 27, 2008
Harrol (Doe Belly) Barham, 69 of Blooming Grove, passed away October
27, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born February 1, 1939 in Blooming
Grove to Raymond C. and Elizabeth Bryant Barham.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Wednesday October 29, 2008 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11am
Thursday October 30, 2008 at
Rose Hill Cemetery with Dr. Gary
He is survived by son Harold Barham of Venus, daughters Elizabeth
Henderson of Waxahachie, Sherry Barham of Rice, brother Allen Barham
of Blooming Grove. 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
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ELIZABETH BARHAM RAYMOND CHARLETT
Joyce Alline (Boyd) Bowman
May 22, 1940 - Oct 31, 2008
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Passed
from this earthly life into the arms of our heavenly Father,
October 31, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born
May 22, 1940 in Corsicana, TX to Maicel Alline Robinson Boyd
and Victor Boyd, residing in Farmers Branch, TX for the last
44 years. Joyce was preceded by her parents, infant sons,
Brett and Blake Bowman, brother Victor Ray Boyd and sister Loyce Maurine Beaty. Her mother and father in law, Johnnie
and R. Dee Boyd [Bowman?]. Survived by the love of her life and
husband for 50 wonderful years, Jerry Bowman. Son Dave
Bowman and wife Deanna. Daughter Kim Bowman and fiancee
Jeffrey Fuller. Two beautiful granddaughters, Brooke
Nichole, and Kendall Renee Bowman. Brother Robert Boyd and
wife Diane, and sister Jane Webb, and husband Jay, and
brother in law, John Beaty, brother in law Jay W. Bowman Jr.
wife Margaret Bowman, sister in law Jean McCullough, and
many nieces, nephews, extended family, and many precious
friends. Joyce was retired from Dallas county after a 23
year career. Joyce's goal in life was to serve our Lord
Jesus Christ, and even in those last days she was serving
Him by witnessing to others a- bout our Savior's love. She
loved her family dearly and will be missed until we each see
her again. Services Thursday, November 6, 2008 10:00am at
Valwood Park Baptist, Farmers Branch at Valwood Pkwy. &
Josey Ln, Farmers Branch with burial at
Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove, TX. Visitation at North Dallas Funeral
Home 6:00 - 8:00pm Wednesday, November 5, 2008.
Printice Aldrich Stroder
Aug 30, 1926 - Apr 21, 1978
Funeral Services Held For Prentice Stroder
Funeral services for Prentice A. Stroder, 51, were held Saturday,
April 22, in the Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Emmett. Burial
followed in the Emmett Cemetery. Services were under the direction
of Ballard Funeral Home in Frost.
Survivors include his widow, Patricia Stroder of Emmett; three sons,
Mark Stroder of Corsicana, and Matt and Joel Stroder, both of
Emmett; one daughter, Karen Fuller of Emmett; his father, Prentice
Stroder of Emmett, one brother, Kenneth Stroder of McKinney; and
Pallbearers were Kris Moore, Carlos Moore, Gary Connor, John
Jackson, W.S. permenter and Joe Canady.
1910 - Sep 12, 1977
BG Services Held For C. Prescott, 66
Funeral services for Courtney Prescott, 66, were held Sunday, Sept.
11, in the Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the
Aubrey Hart, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the
Prairie Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Scott Funeral
Home in Corsicana.
Prescott died of an apparent heart attack Monday, Sept. 12, and was
pronounced dead on arrival at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucy Prescott; two sisters, Mrs.
Verna Dean Nelson and Mrs. Nora Williams; a step-brother, Rafer
Gafney; a step-sister, Mrs. Lou Verna Gafney and several nieces and
Mr Courtney Prescott was born October 21, 1910, the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Prescott in Blooming Grove.
He was a member of the Olive Baptist Chruch and a Veteran of World
War II, where he served his country in the Air Forces.
Mr. Prescott departed this life Monday, September 5, 1977.
Survivors are his devoted wife, Mrs. Lucy Prescott; a sister, Mrs.
Verna Dean Nelson; a step sister, Mrs. Lou Verna Gafney, a
step-brother, Mr. Rafer Gafney; nieces, nephews, and a host of other
relatives and friends.
Emma (Ellison) Larremore
Apr 15, 1882 - June 10, 1978
Mrs. Emma Larremore Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Larremore, 96, of Blooming Grove,
were held Monday, June 12, in the Tyree Methodist Church Chapel in
The Rev. Melvin Simpson officiated at the service, with burial
following at Brushie
Prairie Cemetery. Calhoun Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Vernon Larremore of BG; one sister, Mrs.
Lucy Johnson of Lockhart; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers were Frank Williams, Lattimore Smith, M.C. Williams,
Gussie Gee, Milton Collins, and Bert Melton.
Hartridge Ivy Benton
Oct 29, 1917 - Mar 13, 1978
H.I. Benton, 60, Funeral Services Held In Frost
Funeral services for Hartridge Ivy Benton, 60, a native of Frost,
and the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Benton, were held
Wednesday, March 15 in the Frost United Methodist Church.
He died in the Veterans Hospital in Temple on March 13, after a long
The Rev. Woody Flynt pastor of the Frost church and the Rev. Jim
Baggett, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church officiated at the
services. Burial was in the Frost
Cemetery, all under the direction
of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.
Benton was a member of the Frost United Methodist Church. His home
had been in Waco for a number of years. He was a member of the
American Legion Post 121 in Waco. He served in
World War II in the
Survivors include one brother, James C. Benton of Lockport, Ill.;
two sisters, Josie Mae Greenlee of Shreveport La., and Faith Craig
of Dunedin, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Logan, James Brown, John L. Meador, R.L.
Crawford, Alvin Gordon and Edward Bean, son-in-law of Mrs. Greenlee.
Joseph Milton Ales
Apr 5, 1907 - Mar 5, 1978
Joseph Ales Former Frost Resident Dies
Joseph M. Ales, husband of Minnie Merle Massie Ales, died in Dallas
on March 5, and was buried in Frost on March 7.
He is survived by his widow; one son, Douglas; six grandsons, all of
Pensacola, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Kathryn Massie Bushwell, Dallas.
He was a retired executive of the Univac Division of the Sperry Rand
Corp. in Blue Bell, Penn.
Jun 12, 1900 - Mar 28, 1978
Harley Reed, 77 Funeral Services Held In Frost
Graveside services for Harley E. Reed, 77, a former resident of
Frost, were held Thursday, March 31, at the
Frost Cemetery, under
the direction of Ballard Funeral Home of Frost.
Survivors include his widow, Opal Downy Reed of Waco; a daughter,
Carolyn Stovall of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Vernon Reed of
Duncan, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. B.Z. Beal of Raymondsville and Mrs.
E.P. McDonald of Kennedy; two grandchildren; and two
Lonnie Edward Harrington
Aug 18, 1898 - Mar 29, 1978
Funeral Held For L. Harrington In Frost
Funeral services for Lonnie Edward Harrington, 79, were held Friday,
March 31, in the Ballard Funeral Home chapel in Frost. A native of
Frost, Harrington died Wednesday, March 29, in Houston, after a long
illness. Burial was in Frost Cemetery.
A retired automobile dealer, Harrington was the eldest son of Thomas
and Elizabeth Harrington and had lived in Houston for 33 years.
Survivors include his widow, Erin; a son, Ross E. Harrington; three
sisters, Mrs. Bessie Malone, Mrs. Lucille Howard and Mrs. Jewell
French; three brothers, Elbert, Tom and Ray Harrington; and 5
William Freeman Ponder,
Nov 3, 1889 - Jul 12, 1978
William Ponder Funeral Held
Funeral services for William F. Ponder, 88, of Frost, were held
Friday, July 14, in the Frost Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jim
Baggett, pastor, and the Rev. B.C. Stockard, officiating. Burial
followed in the Frost Cemetery. Both services were under the
direction of Ballard Funeral Home of Frost. Ponder died Wednesday,
July 12, in the Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana, after
a long illness.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. William Ponder of Frost; two sons,
Bill Ponder of Corsicana and David Ponder of Abilene; five
daughters, Gay Wright of Corsicana, Robbie Elmore of Mertens,
Catherine Stockard of Graham and Norine Ponder and Elizabeth Froese,
both of Dallas; four brothers, Grady, Knox and Coleman Ponder, all
of Frost, and Dave Ponder of Fort Worth; two sisters, Nora Bryant of
Frost, and Lucy Ponder of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; and 5
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Dan Blake Cunningham
May 15, 1922 -Jun 2, 1978
Don Cunningham Funeral Held
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 4, for Don B. Cunningham,
56, a native of Navarro County who died Friday, June 2, in Houston.
Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. Survivors include three sisters,
Susie McGovern and Mrs. Katie Morton, both of Dresden, and Mrs.
Charles Croft of Corsicana; two brothers Don Cunningham of Dresden,
and Sewlyn Cunningham of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Addie Leora McCandless
June 19, 1907 - Jun 20, 1978
Miss McCandless Services Held
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 21, in the Blooming Grove
Christian Church for Miss Addie L. McCandless, 71.
Officiating at the services were the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the
First Baptist Church in BG, and the Rev. Jim McCurdy, followed by
burial in Dresden Cemetery. Ballard Funeral Home was in charge of
Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Lela Smith of BG, Mrs. Alliene
Stubblefield and Mrs. Tommy Hall, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Naomi
Bratcher of Malakoff; three nieces; 1 nephew; nine great-nephews;
and seven great-nieces.
Pallbearers were Elmer Ledbetter, Dusty Ledbetter, Richard Lynn, Van
Kitchens, Thomas Barnes and Tommy Barnes.
Bruce Owen Armstrong
Jan 3, 1918 - May 21, 1978
Bruce Armstrong Services Held
Funeral services for Bruce Owen Armstrong 60, were held Monday, May
22, in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. W.A.
Corley, pastor, and the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor of the BG United
Methodist Church, officiating. He died Sunday in the VA Hospital in
Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services were under the
direction of Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
A native and lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, he was an air
conditioning technician and Air Force veteran who served in
Survivors include 3 sons, David and Paul Armstrong, both of
Mesquite, and Rodney Armstrong of Mexia; two daughters, Beverly
Armstrong of Mesquite and Susan Armstrong of California; 5 brothers,
Jack, Jean and Jimmy Armstrong, all of Blooming Grove, Wallis
Armstrong of San Antonio, and Garth Armstrong of Lubbock; one
sister, Mrs. Wayne Hatley of BG; and
Will R. "Bill" Hitt
Jul 4, 1929 - May 28, 1978
Services Held For Bill Hitt
Funeral services for Bill Hitt, 48, a resident of Blooming Grove,
were held Thursday, June 1, in the Ballard Funeral Home Chapel, with
Ed Burkett, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction
of Ballard Funeral Home.
Hitt was killed in an auto accident in Amarillo Sunday night, May
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ethel Marie McClure of Kerens;
two brothers J.K. Hitt of Arlington and Johnny McClure of Kerens;
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Helen Johns of Venus and Mrs. Ann Egler of
William Burleson "Burlie" Ellis, Sr.
Jun 6, 1896 - Jun 3, 1978
William Ellis Services Held
Funeral services for William B. Ellis, 81, of Blooming Grove were
held Monday, June 5, with the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of the Central
Baptist Church in BG, and the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First
Baptist Church in BG, officiating. Burial followed in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.
Survivors include five sons, William Ellis of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; James Ellis of Grand Prairie, Joe D. Ellis of Arlington, Bob
Ellis of BG, and Ray Ellis of Irving; six daughters, Lorene
Holliefield of Hubbard, Ruth Gainer of Grantsfield, W. Va., Louise
Hatley of Hubbard, Bertha Carroll of Palestine, Pauline Sirjord of
Hubbard, Elizabeth Kitchens of Arlington; one brother, Allen Ellis
of Dallas; one sister, Hattie Vest of Fort Worth; 29 grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Truitt Brinson Tullos
Jan 6, 1978 - May 23, 1978
Truitt Tullos Services Held
Truitt Brinson Tullos, 4 1/2 months, infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Tullos of Farmers Branch, died May 23.
Chaplin of Brookhaven Medical Center in Dallas, where the baby's
mother is employed as a Registered Nurse, officiated at the Memorial
Service, held at Wildwood Chapel, Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
The baby was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ernwood Tullos of Denton,
and the great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Tullos of Frost.
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James Easmon Jarrett
Apr 20, 1930 - Mar, 1978
Brother Of BG Resident Funeral Services Held
Funeral services for James Easmon Jarrett 47, a native of Frost,
were held Tuesday, March 7, in Neah Bay, Washington, with burial in
the Neah Bay Cemetery.
He was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Jarrett,
longtime residents of the Frost and Slay communities.
A sister, Margie Williams of Blooming Grove, attended the services.
Other survivors include a son, Jimmy Jarrett Jr. of Neah Bay; a
daughter, Lois M. Schenck of Paulsbo, Wash.; 2 brothers, Daniel
Jarrett of Leeds, Ala., and T.E. "Buck" Jarrett of Garland; 4
sisters, Edna Turk of Dallas, Zilpha Brewer of Temple, Gussie Chunn
of Corsicana and Mrs.
Williams; and 2 grandchildren.
Will Roy High
Jan 3, 1902 - June 2, 1978
Will Roy High, 76, Is Buried
Will Roy High died Friday, June 2, in Austin. He was born in
Blooming Grove on January 30, 1902.
High married Ruth Reed of Austin, a teacher in the Blooming Grove
School, and they moved to Austin in 1941. He worked for the State
Department of Welfare until he retired several years ago.
He is survived by his wife and a son, Bill, of Austin. He was a
cousin of Frances Huffstutler of Blooming Grove. Burial was in
George Eldon Ramsey, Jr.
Nov 15, 1909 - June 24, 1978
George Eldon Ramsey, Jr., died suddenly, June 24, at his home in
Waxahachie. In ill health for more than a year, he had been
recovering satisfactorily from major surgery performed last fall.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at the
Snider-Rudolph Chapel of the Chimes, Waxahachie. Burial followed in
the Waxahachie Cemetery.
George Ramsey was the son of the late G.E. Ramsey, Sr. and wife
Annie Alderman Ramsey. He was born November 15, 1909, in Blooming
Grove, graduated from the local public school, and was a graduate of
Baylor School of Pharmacy in Dallas. After receiving his
Pharmaceutical degree, he aided his father in the Old Corner Drug
Store until its closing during the depression years. He then moved
to Waxahachie, serving as an independent pharmacist and part-owner
of Trinity Pharmacy until his retirement in 1977.
Ramsey is survived by his widow, Jewell Green Ramsey; his son,
George Eldon III, Waxahachie; a brother, Jim R. Ramsey, Oklahoma
City; and his stepmother, Ruth E. Ramsey, of Blooming Grove.
Kermit Bernard Cumpston
Oct 12, 1909 - Aug 21, 1978
Kermit Cumpston Dies
Funeral services for Kermit B. Cumpston, 68, of Blooming Grove were
held Tuesday in the BG United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leroy
Reaves, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home of BG.
Cumpston died early Monday morning after suffering an apparent heart
attack. He was rushed to Navarro County Memorial Hospital in the
Ballard Funeral Home ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.
A native of Blooming Grove, Cumpston was a retired radio-television
Survivors include his widow, Nettie of BG; two brothers, Mike
Cumpston of Waco and Curtis Cumpston of Dallas; two sisters, Nellie
Mae Williams of Grapeland, and Margery Vick of Houston; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jay Sewell, Carroll Lee Saunders, Bruce McCormick,
Carl Daniel, Doug Magee and Tim Campbell.
Carrie N. (Wood) Fuller
Jun 23, 1892 - Aug 29, 1978
Mrs. Fuller, 86, Ex-BG Resident Services Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie N. Fuller, 86, a former resident of
Blooming Grove, were held Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Central Baptist
Church of Blooming Grove. She died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Silent
Night Nursing Home in Lancaster.
Officiating were the Rev. Thurman Smotherman, pastor of the Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church, and the Rev. Ed Burkett, pastor of Central
Baptist Church, with burial following in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.
Survivors include three sons, C.E. Fuller of Ennis, James E. Fuller
of Blooming Grove and William T. Fuller of Wilmer; one daughter,
Vernice Short of Reagan; two sisters, Mrs. Amy Beets of Seagoville
and Mrs. Ernst Boyd of Las Cruces, N.M.; a brother, Gordon Wood of
Anson; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Gary Raymond McGraw
Oct 13, 1948 - Jun 24, 1990
Gary R McGraw, 41, of Blooming Grove, died June 25, 1990.
Gary Raymond McGraw, 41, of Blooming Grove, died June 24, 1990. A
memorial service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Officiating will be Barry Sikes.
Survivors include his parents, Raymond and Winona McGraw of Blooming
Grove; one sister and brother-in-law Jamie and David Monroe of
Blooming Grove; and one niece, Tasha Monroe of Blooming Grove.
Bobby Harold McGraw
26 Mar 1930- 06 Jan 1974
Military services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the central Baptist
Church for Bobby H. McGraw, 43, who died Sunday at a Fort Worth
Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Rev. Ken James will officiate and burial will be at
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances McGraw of Fort Worth; a
son, Charles McGraw of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mary Carmen McGraw
of Fort Worth and Christine McGraw of Fort Worth; his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest McGraw of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Jack
McGraw of Midland, Billy Wayne McGraw and Mack McGraw, both of
Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Peters and Mrs. Jane
Smith, both of Blooming Grove.
Nov 25, 1902 - Sep 21, 1982
September 22, 1982-Clyde Crocker
Clyde Crocker, 79, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Memorial
Service is Wednesday, 4 p.m. Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.
W. Johnson and the Rev. Sidney Bunn officiating. Burial in
He was a native of Cameron, lived in Corsicana 12 years and was a
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Etta A. Crocker, of Corsicana; one
daughters, Mrs. Maudine Duncan, of Corsicana; two grandchildren,
Miss Patsy Duncan, of Corsicana, and Joe Clyde Duncan, of Garland;
two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Desma Henderson of Fort
Worth and Mrs. Corine Honeycutt of Odessa; two step-sons, Lynn
Hawkins, of Conroe and James Hawkins of Dangerfield; one
step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara Benson of Athens; nine
step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Marvin Speer, Byford Cook, Earl Smith, Bobby
Ralston, Alton Schlemmer, L. W. Easley, E. O. Barham and Johnny
Corsicana Daily Sun, Sep 22, 1982
h/o 1st wife Eva Mills (Conger)
Crocker married May 8, 1920 2nd wife Etta (Gorman)
Hawkins-Crocker married Feb. 3, 1981; s/o Jim Crocker and Katie
Myrtle (Wade) Crocker
- Submitted by Dana
Mar 28, 1921 - Mar 17, 1990
Mrs. Maudine Duncan, 68, of Corsicana, died March 17, 1990, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in
She was born March 28, 1921 in Mertens. She was a lifelong resident
of Navarro Co, was a nurse’s aide an d a member of the First Baptist
She is survived by one son, Joe Clyde Duncan of Garland; one
daughter, Patsy Ann Duncan of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Kristine
Anne Duncan; one grandson, Joe Philip Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Robert Arnett, Kenneth Southard, Bill E.
Southard, Hershel Faucett, Dr. J. H. Barnaby, Jimmy Andrews, Blake
Gillen and Bruce Gillen.
Honorary pallbearers will be members Derrick Sams Camping Chapter.
Joe Thurman Duncan
Sep 13, 1915- Mar 10, 1959
March 10, 1959-Joe Duncan Is Heart Victim
Joe Duncan, 43, contractor, died of a heart attack in Memorial
hospital Tuesday at 10:25 p.m. about an hour after he was admitted.
He was a partner in the dirt contracting firm of Arnett and Duncan
and resided at 1735 West Second avenue.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley
Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Woody, pastor of
the First Baptist church. The Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge will have
charge of the graveside services at
Duncan was born at Wolfe City, Texas, September 13, 1915.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maudine Duncan, Corsicana; a daughter,
Patsy Ann Duncan, Baylor University student and a son, Joe Clyde
Duncan, both of Corsicana; four brothers, Bert Duncan, Dallas; Leroy
Duncan, Vallejo, CA; Delbert Duncan, Ladonia, Texas and Clarence
Puckett, Weatherford; two sisters, Mrs. Wilson Whaley, Rowlett, and
Mrs. N. L. Moore, Dallas and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Robert Arnett, Jimmy Andrews, Douglas Hodge,
Jack McKinney, O. S. Bryson and L. G. Palmer.
Corsicana Daily Sun, March 10, 1959
- Son of Lloyd Monroe and Emma Jane (Lemons) Duncan; husband
of Mavis Maudine (Crocker) Duncan
- Submitted by Dana
Lena Douglas (Dorsey) McGraw
Dec 1881 - Oct 30, 1959
Mrs. McGraw Of Blooming Grove Dies Friday
Mrs. Lena Douglas McGraw, 78, widow of the late H. G. McGraw, died
at her home here Friday night. She had resided in Blooming Grove 54
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday
at 3 p.m. with burial in the
Grange Hall cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Edward Otwell, pastor, and Rev.
Denzil Wright, pastor of the First Methodist church at Hubbard,
formerly of the local church.
Surviving are four sons, Robert, Ernest, Dorsey and Raymond McGraw
all of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Dee Pullins, Prairie
Hill, and Mrs. Charles Muirhead, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. W. C.
Hilderbrand, Gatesville, 25 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren
and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Services directs.
Corsicana Daily Sun, October 31, 1959
- Daughter of George Washington and Mary H. (Glenn) Dorsey;
wife of Horace Greeley McGraw
- Submitted by Dana
Annie Eula (Ray) Tallant
Nov 1, 1906 - Sep 23, 1982
Annie Eula Tallant
Annie Eula Ray Tallant, 75, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro
Service was to be Friday, 2 p.m., Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev.
Calvin Francis officiating. Burial at
Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Emma Laura Cole, of Ragley,
LA, and Nancy Warren, of Navarro Mills; three sons, James Tallant of
Shamrock, Thomas Tallant of Benbrook and Billy Tallant of Pursley;
six brothers, Alvie Ray of Waco, Thomas Ray of Houston, Garvis Ray
of Midland, Frank Ray of Poteet, James Ray of Redonda Beach, CA and
Clarence Ray of Las Cruces, NM; four sisters, Mrs. Willie Mae Owen
of Waxahachie, Verlie Turner of Carrollton, Christine Luther of
Corsicana, and Marie Adams of Beaumont; 18 grandchildren, 15
great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
April 3, 1975 - Nov 29, 1997
Shae Rogers, 22, of Corsicana, died Saturday, Nov 29, 1997, at
East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
Services are 2 p.m. Today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Edwin
Sours officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers are Chad Hall, Jeff Bennett, Shane Hill, John Owens,
Sloane McCain, Lawson Dunn, Jeff Yates and Chris Smith.
Shae was born in Corsicana on April 3, 1975. He was a
1993 Corsicana High School graduate and a present student at Sam
Houston State University.
Shae is survived by his parents, Michael and Stacy Rogers; brother,
Justin Rogers; very close cousin, Chad Kindle; grandparents, Darwin
and Wanda Miller, Jody and Barbara Rogers and Joyce Rogers; great
grandparents, Earl and Birdie Mae Ellis and Pauline McCormick; aunts
and uncles, Scott and Lisa Miller, Suzanne Kindle, Vicky and Harold
Prator, Brenda Lewis; cousins, Kristen Miller, Matt and Dusty Lewis,
Wendy Reagan, all of Corsicana, and Trey Hendrick of Athens, cousin
by marriage, Carrie Kindle; and many close friends.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
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- Submitted by Pam Hatley Caldwell
- This was my younger cousin. He is a descendent
of Captain Marvin Ellis and Eva Elizabeth Chandler, and Solomon
L. Courtney and Mary Louise Castellaw and Noah M. Duncan and
Malinda Frances Heard. - Pam Caldwell