Isaac Lafayette "Fate" Boyd
Jan 18, 1863 - Mar 24, 1942
ISAAC L. BOYD OF BLOOMING GROVE IS
BURIED ON THURSDAY
BLOOMING GROVE, March 27. —(Spl.)—Funeral
services for Isaac Lafayette Boyd, aged 79 years, a native of this
community, were held from the First Baptist church here Thursday
afternoon. Burial was in the
White Church cemetery. He died at his
home here Tuesday night after a several weeks illness.
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. McQuerry,
Perrin, Texas, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. W. G. Griffith,
pastor of the local congregation.
Surviving his wife, Mrs. Myrta Boyd, Blooming
Grove; five daughters, Mrs. Elvira Herring, Mineral Wells; Mrs. Mary
Freeman, Blooming; Grove; Mrs. Mildred
Dillard, Dallas; Mrs. Leon Locke Sayre, Okla.; Mrs. Lois Freeman
Frost; three sons, Herbert Boyd, Graford; Wm. L. Boyd, Edna, and Jim
Boyd, Canyon; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Rawson, Blooming Grove, and
Mrs. Virginia McKinney, Dallas; five brothers, W. T. Boyd, Neadville;
R. F. Boyd, Salesville; D. L., H. B. and G. W. Boyd, all of Blooming
Grove; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren
Pallbearers were W. T. Freeman, T. M. Dillard,
A. J. Walker, E. J. McKinney, Herbert Dillard and Floyd King, all
sons-in-law and grandsons.
Nancy Jane (Kennedy) Grimmett
Jan 10, 1865 - Apr 27, 1950
Mrs. Grimmett Dies Thursday In Fort
Mrs. Nancy Jane Grimmett, 85, native of
Alabama, long-time resident of Navarro county, died in Fort Worth
Funeral services will be held Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Methodist church in Barry.
Burial will be in the
White Church cemetery near Blooming Grove.
Surviving are four sons, Joe Nelson Grimmett,
James Davis Grimmett and Roy Earl Grimmett, all of Barry, and Ellis
Graves Grimmett, Corsicana: four daughters, Mrs. Lula Hobbs,
Grandview; Mrs. Ann Ragan, Chattfield; Mrs. Ruth Adair, Gridley,
Calif., and Mrs. Mildred Lewis, Fort Worth; two brothers, Joe and
Posey Kennedy, both of Alabama; two sisters, Mrs. C.E. Wilson,
Oklahoma, and Mrs. Kate Hambrick, Lubbock; 41grandchildren and a
great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
Clyde Alvie Andrews
Apr 14, 1899 - Nov 9, 1961
Clyde Andrews Rites Sunday
Funeral services for Clyde Andrews, Sr., 62,
who died at his home in Elm Flat community Thursday following an
extended illness, will be held Sunday at 3 p. m. from the First
Baptist church in Kerens.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill
Foster, pastor, and Rev. Vernon Sydow, pastor of the Powell Baptist
church. Burial will be in the
Long Prairie cemetery.
A native of Navarro county, Andrew's was a
farmer. He was born in Eureka and was a member of the First Baptist
church in Kerens.
Surviving are his wife of Elm Flat; a son,
Clyde Andrews, Jr. Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Bob McNeeley, Kerens;
and Mrs. Roger Dannelley, Mont Glair, Calif.; five grandchildren, a
sister, Mrs. Robert Mosley, Corsicana; three half-sisters, Mrs. P.
J. Frame, Eureka; Mrs. Bill Bedford, Corsicana, and Mrs. Winston
Coker, Eureka; five half-brothers, William Earl Andrews, Port
Arthur; Doyle, Cecil and Ernest Andrews, all of Corsicana, and J. R.
Andrews, Kerens; a step-sister, Mrs. Claude Perry, Kerens;
stepmother, Mrs. Henry Perry, Kerens, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Robert Early, W. A. Hill,
Andrew McClung, Loyd Quinn, W. L. Bain, Jr.; Homer Rendon, D. B.
Bennett and W. J. Tekell. Inmon directs.
Charles Fort Penney
Jan 29, 1859 - July 12, 1943
CHARLES F. PENNEY DIED HERE MONDAY;
RITES ON TUESDAY
Charles F. Penney, age 84 years, died at his
home on West Twelfth avenue early Monday morning. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Corley chapel with
Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons,
Rufus Penney, Kerens; J. A. Penney, Eureka; Thurman Penney. U. S.
Army; Floyd Penney, Corsicana; Curtis Penney, Corsicana; three
daughters, Mrs. Pearl McAdory, Corpus Christi; Mrs. C. G. Lewis,
Corsicana; Mrs. Charles Colburn, Monahans; 17 grandchildren ; two
great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Rufus Penney, J. A. Penney,
Thurman Penney, Floyd Penney, Curtis Penney and Charles Williams.
Drusilla Caroline (Bollman) Sawyer
Aug 9, 1871 - Nov 16, 1961
Mrs. Sawyer Rites Saturday
Funeral rites for Mrs. D. B. Sawyer, 90, were
to be held Saturday at 3:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with
interment to be in the Boardtree cemetery at Union High. Officiating
was to be Rev. Alex Cox, pastor, First Christian church, Corsicana,
and Rev. M. C. Turpin, Mexia.
A native of Dorchester, Ill, Mrs. Sawyer had
resided in Corsicana the past three years prior to residing in
Dawson 63 years. She died here Thursday at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. E. A. Wylie.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Grady
Flemister, Houston; Mrs. James Bruce, Mexia and Mrs. Minerva Miles
and Mrs. Wylie, both of Corsicana; one
sister, Mrs. Ruth Hayes, Canton; one borther, Paul Sawyer, Lubbock;
14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 11
great-great-grandchildren and other
relatives. Grandsons were to be pallbearers.
William Andrew "Andy" Black
Jan 16, 1890 - Aug 10, 1964
W. A. Black Dies Early Monday
DAWSON, Aug. 10 (Spl.)—William Andrew Black,
74, retired farmer, died Monday morning. He was a. Baptist.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.
from the Eubanks Funeral Chapel here with burial in the
Boardtree cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. G. Bell of Kaufman.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Letha Black,
Dawson; six children, Mrs. V. L. Compton, Dawson; Mrs. C. E. Bell,
Modesto, Calif.; James T. Black, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. H. L.
Frazier, Shreveport; A. B. Black, Mexia, and Mrs. J. W. Bowlin,
Shreveport; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two
brothers, N. J. Black, Prairie Hill, and Elbert Black, Waco; two
sisters, Mrs. D. T. Sawyer, Dawson, and Mrs. Anna Jovar, Marlow,
Okla., and other relatives.
Elizabeth Ann (Vinson) Ward
Oct 3, 1839 - Aug 12, 1928
Is Paid To Memory Beloved County Pioneer
ELIZA ANN WARD
This morning I sat in chapel
While voices sweet and clear
Sang a son, “The Old Wooden Rocker,”
That stirred me and brought forth tears.
So true to life was its story,
The words struck my heart with a pang,
For it seemed that it must be your rocker,
And you, about whom they sang.
In memory, I went back to childhood,
And saw you sitting in that chair,
While you turned from one side to the other,
As I combed for hours on your hair.
Sometimes I had you a great lady,
With your hair piled high on your head;
Again, I’d play you were a child
And tie your curls with a ribbon of red.
If my playing and pranks e’er worried you,
You let no hint of it be known;
You counted it my childish privilege.
To play as if you were not grown.
That playing laid a foundation
For our relations in later years;
To me, you were always a comrade
In whom I could confide without fears.
Of your showing a stern disapproval
Instead, you would smile and say,
(If what I had done did not please you)
“You know times have changed since my day.”
And thus it was with you always,
To us all you were loving and kind;
No harsh words by you were spoken
No ill thoughts or us in your mind.
Today, I stood on the threshold
Of the room that was yours on earth,
And there stood that old wooden rocker
That had stood so long by our hearth.
The old wooden rocker is empty now,
But it seems to hallow the place;
And, in fancy, as I look at it
I see, against the back, your face.
We miss you so Grandmother, dear
Since God has called you home;
He took from us our guiding star
When He whispered to you “come.”
We miss you from your chimney place,
We miss your counsel sweet,
We miss the happiness in your eyes
That would any kindness greet.
You left us at the dawn of day,
“Twas hard to see you go,
And yet we know your’re happier now
Than you could be here below.
For with you in that angel band
Are loved ones gone before;
There’s grandfather and dear auntie
And others you mourned for.
And now, dear one, as we mourn
Your spirit hovers near,
To ever love and guide us
To try our hearts to cheer.
Now as though this life we onward go
We have a purpose true
To live such pure and devout lives
That again we’ll be with you.
--MARY E. REED.
The above poem was written in memory of Grandmother, Eliza
Ann Ward, whose spirit departed this life in the early
morning of Aug. 12, 1928. She had been in poor health all
summer and it was probably the untimely death of a devoted
and deeply loved granddaughter, Mrs. Nellie Bryant, that
brought on the heart attack that hastened her death. She
became unconscious that night and never fully regained
consciousness during the twenty-one days that she lingered
Grandmother was born Oct. 3, 1839 in Macoupin county,
Illinois, and at the time of her death was 88 years, ten
months and nine days old. Her parents were John and Jane
Scroggins Vinson. She was married July 15, 1855 to John A.
Ward, in Illinois. To this union eight children were born,
one of whom, Mrs. Mollie Sawyer, preceded her in death.
Grandfather Ward passed away in 1909. Surviving her are the
following children: Miss Sarah J. Ward, Kerens; Mrs. Minnie
Sawyer, Dawson; Mrs. Lorie Lewis, Kerens; J. G. Ward,
Dawson; John Ward, Fort Worth; W. R. Ward, Corsicana, and D.
Ward, Olustee, Okla. There also survive two nieces, Mrs.
Lillie A. Sawyer, Dawson. And Mrs. Jennie Powers, Moark,
Ark., besides numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
two great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Everyone loved Grandmother and because of that words are
powerless to pay tribute to her. Just to know her was to
love her and she numbered her friends by her acquaintances.
She and her family moved to Texas in 1895 and except for the
first two years of that time she has lived in Navarro
county, having made her home for the last few years with her
daughter, Mrs. Lewis at Kerens.
She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in Board
Tree cemetery, near Rodney. A mound of lovely floral
offerings paid silent tribute to the love and esteem in
which she was held.
AGED WOMAN DIED NEAR KERENS; WAS BURIED
KERENS, Aug. 16.—(Spl)—Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Ward,
aged 88 years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Lewis in the
Elm Flat community, near here, Sunday morning at 4:40 o'clock from
infirmities of old age. Her body was taken overland to Boardtree,
near Dawson, where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 5
o'clock. Burial was in the
Boardtree cemetery. Rev. Mr. Hines of
Corsicana conducted the services.
Surviving Mrs. Ward are four sons, John H.
Ward, Fort Worth; Willie Ward, Corsicana; B. Ward and John Ward,
Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. L. Lewis, Kerens; Mrs. D. D. Sawyer,
Dawson and Miss Sallle Ward, Kerens.
Jonathan G. Ward
July 4, 1865 - Nov 1, 1943
J. H. Ward Buried Broadtree Cemetery
Funeral services for J. H. Ward, age 78 years,
who died at his home here Monday morning were held from the
Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Burial
was in the Boardtree cemetery. Rev. O. S. Heliums, conducted the
rites. Surviving are four daughters, two sons and other relatives.
Daniel Benton Sawyer
Sep 6, 1866 - Mar 5, 1929
PROMINENT RODNEY RESIDENT BURIED THERE
DAWSON, March 8—-Daniel B. Sawyer, 62,
well-known resident of the Rodney community, died in Waco Tuesday
evening with pneumonia and the body was brought to Rodney where the
funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon and interment
made in the Boardtree cemetery.
Mr. Sawyer was born in Illinois, but came to
Texas 33 years ago, settling in the Rodney community where he has
made his home since.
Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs.
Ellen Cantrell, Waco; Mrs. Fannie B. Wylie, Mrs. Minerva Miles and
Miss Maggie Sawyer, all of Rodney; one brother, S. T. Sawyer,
Dorchester, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Lilla A. Sawyer, Rodney.
Edward E. Sawyer
May 18, 1858 - July 16, 1917
E.E. Sawyer, an old and highly esteemed citizen
of the Rodney community, died Monday night at 11 o'clock, and was
buried in the Boardtree cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, tho Odd Fellows having charge of the burial. Mr. Sawyer was 50 years
old and is survived by five grown children, his wife having died
some four or five years ago. His death was quite a shock to many, as
he was up and about Saturday, but Saturday night took suddenly ill
and grew worse until death. He was a good man and has a host of
friends who are grieved to learn of his death. Dawson Herald.
Hazel Inez Sawyer
Apr 2, 1908 - July 24, 1951
Miss Sawyer Dies
DAWSON, July 24—(Spl)—Miss Inez Sawyer, 43,
died at the Twilight Home in Corsicana early Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m.
Wednesday from the Dawson Church of Christ. Burial will be held in
the Board Tree cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B.
Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Corsicana.
Surviving are three brothers, Charlie and Paul
Sawyer, both of Dawson, and Bruce Sawyer, Mexia.
Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.
Columbus D. "Lum" Carter
Oct 18, 1866 - July 22, 1951
Lum Carter Is Buried Tuesday
DAWSON, July 24—(Spl)—C. D. (Lum) Carter, 83,
pioneer resident of the Rodney community, died Sunday.
Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Tuesday
from the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the
Board Tree cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. F.O. Garner.
Carter was a native of Freestone county.
Surviving are two sons, A. E. Carter, Dawson,
and Virgil Carter, Coolidge; two daughters, Mrs. J.M. Long, Waco,
and Mrs. Aubry Walker, Mexia; 11 grandchildren, seven
great-grandchildren, a brother, J. E. Carter, Amarillo; three
sisters, Mrs. Carrie McReynolds, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Minnie
Cocrum, California, and Mrs. Roxie Kee, Beaumont, and other
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.
Jesse Holiday Sawyer
Sep 25, 1858 - July 4, 1927
LEADING FARMER WESTERN NAVARRO BURIED
Jesse H. Sawyer died at his home at Rodney
Monday, July 4, at 11:45 o'clock p. m., after an illness of several
months. Everything that skilled physicians and loved ones and
friends could do to prolong his life was done, but to no avail, as
death claimed him. It had been known for several weeks by those
familiar with his condition that he must soon pass away.
Uncle Jesse, as he was familiarly known, was a
leader in his community, always for the higher and nobler things of
life, as well as decidedly against wrong or anything that he thought
might lead to wrong. He gave due consideration to any question, and
while he always held himself open to conviction he formed his
beliefs and was true to them. He was friendly and always jovial with
his fellowman and possessed the friendship and admiration of many
people throughout this section. Uncle Jesse has lived such a life
that causes his passing away to not only be keenly felt in the
family circle, but by this entire vicinity as well.
The funeral service was held Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Rodney church, conducted by Rev. G. W.
Bounds of Wortham and Rev. T.G. Story of this place, after which
burial took place in the Board
J.H. (Uncle Jesse) Sawyer was born in
Dorchester, Ill., in the year 1858. In 1876 he was married to Miss
Fannie Wayne of Dorchester. This wife died in 1899 and later he was
married to Miss Mary McGilvary also of Dorchester. To the first
union seven children were born, but not any to the second union.
At the age of 16 years he joined the Christian
Church, but later joined the Methodist, in which faith he has lived
for the past 35 years. He was a loyal, active
church worker until the end.
In about 1890 he came to Texas bringing his
family and settling near Rodney where he has since resided.
He is survived by his wife; 3 daughters: Mrs.
D. C. Brewster and Mrs. H. A. Wilder of Paducah, Mrs. I. H..Jordan
of Rodney; 4 sons, S. W. Sawyer of Beaumont, W. A. Sawyer of
Cooledge, J. B. Sawyer of Dawson and M. O. Sawyer of Rodney; 1
sister, Mrs. Llllie A. Sawyer of Rochester, Ill.; a number of
grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Dawson Herald.
Silas Wayne Sawyer
July 6, 1895 - Feb 18, 1952
Rites Wednesday For S. W. Sawyer
Funeral services for S. W. Sawyer, 58, killed
in a truck-taxicab collision in Houston Monday, were held at 2 p. m.
Wednesday at the Union High Baptist church. He owned and operated a
taxicab company in Houston and formerly was a Mexia resident.
Surviving are his wife, Houston; a son, Dorman
Sawyer, Mexia; and two daughters, Mrs. Del Tackett, Athens, and Mrs.
Pete Adams, Dawson.
Jan 1, 1884 - Jul 24, 1951
B. Woodard Dies Tuesday Morning
B. Woodard, 67, of Purdon, died in the
Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday morning. Funeral arrangements
were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon pending the arrival of
Surviving are three brothers, H. C. and Clint
Woodard, both of Purdon, and Jim Woodard, Corsicana; three sisters,
Mrs. Bessie Johnson and Miss Myrtle Woodard, both of Corsicana, and
Mrs. Roxie Ivie, Purdon, and other relatives.
Corley will direct.
B. Woodard Rites Held At Purdon
Funeral rites for B. Woodard, 67, Purdon resident, who died at the
Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday, were held from the First
Baptist church at Purdon at 3 p.m. Thursday.
The services were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor, and Rev.
Lester Roloff, Baptist evangelist, conducting a revival at Dawson.
Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.
Surviving are three brothers, H. C. and Clint Woodard, both of
Purdon, and Jim Woodard, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie
Johnson and Miss Myrtle Woodard, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Roxie
Ivie, Purdon, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Harold and Ralph Woodard, Roneal and Phil Beck,
Billie and Bronnie McNabb.
Sam Jones Warrington
Jul 14, 1886 - Jul 30, 1944
S. J. WARRINGTON DIED HERE SUNDAY;
BURIAL AT DRESDEN
Sam Jones Warrington age 58 years, 112 Kerr
avenue, died here Sunday morning. Funeral arrangements are not
complete but will be held sometime Tuesday from the Corley
chapel with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Surviving are his wife, six sons, Lowell A.
Warrington, U. S. Army; J. Robert Warrington, U. S. Army; Sam L.
Warrington, U. S. Navy, S.J. Warrington, U.S. Navy; Wayne
Warrington, Corsicana; three daughters, Jewell Warrington, Mary Ann
Warrington, Wanda Warrington, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. A.D.
Dorman, Myrtle Miss, and other relatives.
Rites Tuesday For S. J.
Warrington; Burial At Dresden
Funeral services for S. J. Warrington, age 58 years, who died here
Sunday morning were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday afternoon at
4 o’clock with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial was in
Surviving are his wife, six sons, three daughters, a sister and
Pallbearers were Sam Curry, John Reeves, Will Hollingsworth, Harvey
Hollingsworth, S. M. Stalks and Bob Borden.
James T. "Jim" Watkins
Jan 25, 1883 - May 10, 1960
J.T. Watkins Services Held
Funeral services for James T. Watkins, 76, were
to be held Thursday at 3:30 p. m. at the Barry Baptist church with
Rev. Marshall Strother, pastor, conducting the final rites.
Interment will be in Dresden
A native of Alabama, Mr. Watkins was a
long-time resident of Barry. He was a retired farmer. Death came
Tuesday afternoon at Memorial hospital.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rosa Watkins,
Barry; one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Threet Corsicana; three sons,
Leonard Watkins, Barry; T. D. Watkins, Ennis, and William Watkins,
Amarillo; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Mrs. Dollie Ingram, Barry, and Mrs. Bonnie Farrell, Barry; two
brothers, Mack Watkins, Barry, and Bob Watkins, Emhouse.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Corley Funeral Home directs.
Leonard Allen Watkins
Nov 29, 1915 - Oct 20, 1963
L. A. Watkins Rites Monday
Funeral services for Leonard A. Watkins, 47,
World War II veteran, whose charred body was removed from his
burning home Saturday at 4:30 a.m., were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
from the First Baptist church in Barry.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Hugh Summers,
pastor of the church. Burial was in the
Watkins lived alone. Firemen from Blooming
Grove and Corsicana answered the call and removed Watkins' body
before the house was finally destroyed.
Judge J. J. Sheppard, Frost justice of the peace, conducted an
investigation and returned a coroner's verdict of "death from
Surviving are a son, Billy Don Watkins; a
daughter, Mrs. Patsy Melton; a brother, T. D. Watkins ; a sister,
Mrs. Alton Threet and mother, Mrs, Rosie Watkins
all of Corsicana, and three grandchildren.
Nephews were pallbearers.
Mary Martha Watkins
Oct 9, 1939 - Dec 24, 1951
Services Tuesday For Mary Watkins
Funeral services for Mary Watkins, 12, who died
at the Navarro Clinic early Monday, were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday
from the North Side Baptist church. She had been ill only a few
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff,
pastor of the church. Burial was in the
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L.
Watklns; two brothers, Gene and Johnnie Watkins; two sisters, Joy
Lee and Helen Gayle Watkins, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. I. Watkins, Barry, and Mrs. B. F. Mills, Mart, and other
Pallbearers were Bob Phinney, Ernest Cook,
Willie Cook, Arthur McNeel, Banks Lyon, George McCafferty, Clyde
Stubbs and Fred Kessinger.
Ollie Lee Watkins
Mar 29, 1904 - Feb 8, 1975
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday
at the Northside Baptist Church for Ollie Watkins, 70, who died at
Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.
Rev. David Hale will officiate with burial at
the Dresden Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of the
He was a retired barber and a member of the
Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. O. L. Watkins
and two daughters, Miss Joy Watkins and Mrs. Bill Burleson, all of
Corsicana; two sons, Gene Watkins and John Watkins of Odessa; four
brothers, George Watkins, Charlie Watkins, and William Watkins, all
of Corsicana and Jesse Watkins of Iran; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie
Griffin of Waco; Mrs. Thelma Freeman of Houston and Mrs. Lena
Johnson of Athens; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be deacons of the Northside
Willie Lee Watkins
May 22, 1883 - Sep 4, 1942
WILLIE L. WATKINS DIED AT BARRY; RITES
HELD ON SATURDAY
Willie Lee Watkins, aged 59 years, died at his
home in Barry Friday. Funeral rites were held at Dresden Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial in the
Dresden Cemetery. The
services were conducted by Rev. Bell. A native of Alabama, he had
resided in the Barry vicinity for 50 years.
Surviving are five sons, Boss Watkins, Dallas;
Newman, Hubert and Grady Watkins, all of Barry and Mark Watkins,
California; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Claxton, Dallas, and Mrs.
Imogene Boyd, Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. Laura M. Watkins, Barry;
three brothers, Mack, Bob and Jim Watkins, all of Barry; two
sisters, Mrs. E. H. Ingraham, Emhouse, and Mrs. Will Farrell,
Dodson, Texas, and a number of grandchildren.
Corley is in charge.
Victor Lloyd Watts
Jun 22, 1942 - Jul 11, 1977
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Victor Lloyd Watts, 35, resident of
Balch Springs and native of Corsicana, who died Monday following a
fall from a scaffolding in Dallas while on the job.
He was an electrician for the Dallas Power and
Light Company. Burial will follow at
Survivors include his widow of Balch Springs,
two sons, Johnny Watts and Bobby Watts both of Balch Springs; his
mother and step-father, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Sandlin of Corsicana ; his father, Ozelle Watts of
Corsicana; his grandmother, Mrs. Betty Sandlin of Corsicana; three
sisters, Mrs. Billie Friedrick of Fort Worth, Mrs. Bud Abbie of
Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Stan Marshall of Houston; and a
step-brother, Son Watts of Corsicana.
Pallbearers are Merle Price, Bill Riggs, Don
Hood, Pat Larue, Robert Little, Walter Smith, and Kenneth Tackett.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Friedrich have returned from the funeral of her
brother, Victor Lloyd Watts, who was buried in Dresden Wednesday.
Watts, 35, was a resident of Mesquite and was employed by Dallas
Power and Light Co.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy; two sons, Johnny Watts and Bobby
Watts of Mesquite; three sisters, Mrs. Billie Friedrich of Fort
Worth, Mrs. Beth Marshall of Houston, and Mrs. Betty Abbie of Corpus
Christie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Sandlin of Corsicana; his
father, Thad Watts of Corsicana and a half-brother, Thad Watts Jr.
Lydia Elizabeth Welch
Sep 19, 1898 - Jan 3, 1944
Miss Lydia Welch Of Blooming Grove
Buried at Dresden
Funeral rites for Miss Lydia Welch aged 45 who
died at Blooming Grove Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon with
burial in the Dresden
Surviving are two brothers, Eddie A. Welch,
McKinney, and Leo R. Welch, Corsicana; two sisters Mrs. Mattie
Smith, Blooming Grove and Mrs. W. D. Cheek, Barry.
Lydia Elizabeth Welch
Funeral Rites Held For Miss Lydia Welch
Funeral rites for Miss Lydia Welch, aged 45 years, who passed away
Monday morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mattie
Smith, were held at the Methodist Church in Dresden, Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the
Blooming Grove Methodist Church, conducting the rites.
Miss Lydia was born and reared in the Dresden Community and was a
member of the Dresden Methodist Church.
She is survived by two brothers, Eddie A. Welch of McKinney and Lee
R. Welch of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Smith of Blooming
Grove and Mrs. W. D. Cheek of Barry.
Burial was made in the Dresden cemetery with the McCormick Funeral
Service in charge.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 7, 1944
- Submitted by
James Arthur Wells
Sep 6, 1916 - Jan 3, 1973
James Arthur Wells, 56, of Torrance, Calif, died Wednesday in
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley's
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at
Wells was a sales manager for a commercial
refrigeration firm and a member of the Baptist Church. A native of
Bristol, Tenn., he had lived in Torrance for the past 20 years.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. James Wells
of Torrance; five sons, Maj. Joseph E. Wells of Louisiana, Tony
Wells of Hemet, Calif., Edward Hester of Corsicana, Capt. Dean
Hester of Germany, and Luther B. Hester of Russellville, Ark.; two
daughters, Mrs. Nancy Miller, Duarte, Calif., and Mrs. Carmeleta
Ackley of Nashville, Tenn.
Jan 4, 1889 - Oct 8, 1975
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ray Crowder Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth for Arthur Woodard, 86, resident of Fort Worth, who died Wednesday in Fort Worth.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in the Dresden Cemetery. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
He was a native of Purdon, lived in Fort Worth 12 years and was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include two sons, W.H. (Bill) Woodard of Alvin and Bual Woodard of Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn
Sasser of Fort Worth and Mrs. Fay Dorton of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Woodard of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, and 22
ARTHUR WOODARD, 86, 3250 Fifth Ave., passed away Wednesday. Survivors: Sons, W. H. (Bill), Alvin, Texas, Bual, Palestine;
daughters, mrs. Evelyn Sasser, Fort WOrth, Mrs. Fay Dorton, Tyler; sister, Miss Mary E. Woodard, Corsicana; ten grandchildren; 22 great
grandchildren. Services 10. am Saturday, Ray Crowder Chapel. Interment
Dresden Cemetery near Corsicana. Arrangements Ray Crowder, 2200 Henmphill St.
Martha Jane Elizabeth "Mattie" (Bowen) Vest
Jul 16, 1856 - Jun 15, 1932
Dawson Woman Dies
DAWSON, June 17.—Mrs. Mattie Vest, aged 53 years, died at the home of her son three miles north of Dawson
Wednesday afternoon and burial took place in
Feb 25, 1865 - Dec 21, 1925
EMHOUSE MAN DIES SUDDENLY; FATHER OF TEN CHILDREN
Special to the Sun.
Emhouse, Texas, Dec. 28. — A. J. White, aged sixty-one yours, died Monday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. White died
suddenly of heart failure at his home here. The doctor had just administered medicine and gone home when Mr. White was seized with a
severe attack; the doctor was summoned again but he expired before he could reach him again.
Mr. White is survived by his wife and ten children, seven girls and three boys. Two of the girls are at home. Alpha and Ova.
Funeral arrangements had not yet been learned.
Special to the Sun.
Emhouse, Texas, Dec. 23—It is with a feeling of deep sadness and regret that we report the death of Mr. A. J. White, our local
blacksmith. He died suddenly on Monday night of heart trouble. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and eleven children, only two of
whom remain at home. The funeral services were held in the M. P. church at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with burial in the Dresden cemetery.
Lloyd Eugene White
Mar 16, 1927 - Jul 19, 1972
BLOOMING GROVE — Graveside services were scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at the
Dresden cemetery in Blooming Grove for L.E. (Gene) White, 45, of Corpus Christi, who died
Wednesday in a Corpus Christi hospital after a long illness.
McCormick Funeral Home was to handle the services.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. L. E. White of Corpus Christi; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.L. White of Taylor;
and a sister Mrs. Richard Belz of Port Lavaca.
Feb 18, 1963 - Feb 18, 1963
Dresden Rites Wednesday for Whitener
Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Whitener of Meadow, Texas, who died Tuesday, were
held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the
Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by E. P. Gardner, pastor of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ.
The mother is the former Frances Moore of the Dresden cemetery.
Surviving are the parents and a brother, Rocky, Meadow; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Moore, Blooming
Grove, and Mrs. Elsie Whitener, Dresden, and other relatives.
McCormlck Funeral Service directed.
Jacob C. "Jake" Whiteside
Jan 10, 1877 - Jan 13, 1944
JAKE C. WHITESIDE DIED ON TUESDAY MORNING AT DRESDEN
BLOOMING GROVE. June 13- (Spl.) Jake C.
Whiteside, age 67, died at his home in the Dresden community Tuesday
morning. Funeral services are pending the arrival of a son who is
stationed at Camp Carson. Colo, but probably will be held
Friday. Interment will be at the
A native of Tennessee he had been a
prominent farmer in the Dresden community for many years.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters,
Miss Bessie Whiteside, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Millard Fox, Ft. Worth;
Mrs. Herman Hitt, Blooming Grove; two sons, Carl Whiteside,
Corsicana; Pfc. Douglas Whiteside, Camp Carson, Colo., and other
McCormick Funeral Service will have charge
FOR J. C.
WERE HELD THURSDAY
Funeral services for Jake C.
Whiteside, age 67 years, who died
at his home in the Dresden community
Tuesday morning, were held
Thursday afternoon. Interment
A native of Tennessee he had
been a prominent farmer in the
Dresden community for many
Surviving are his wife, three
daughters, Mrs. Bessie Whiteside,
Blooming Grove, Mrs. Millard Fox,
Ft. Worth; Mrs. Herman Hitt,
Blooming Grove; two sons, Carl
Whiteside, Corsicana; Pfc. Douglas
Whiteside, Camp Carson, Colo.,
and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service had
charge of arrangements.
Sarah Anne "Annie" (Coe) Whiteside
Mar 28, 1881 - Nov 2, 1973
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m.
Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. C. Whiteside, 92, who
died Friday at her home, 919 West 17th Ave. The Rev. Roy Davis and
the Rev. H. L. Ozmer, Methodist ministers, will officiate. Burial
will be in Dresden Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
A resident of Corsicana for 29 years, she
was born March 28, 1881 in Bradley County, Tenn., and was married to
J. C. (Jake) Whiteside on Feb. 28, 1899. He died June 13,1944. She
had lived most of her married life in Navarro County.
Survivors include one son, Doug Whiteside,
Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Bessie Whiteside and Mrs. Edith
Hitt, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Velma Fox of Springtown, Texas;
six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 13
great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Homer Coe and Walter Coe,
both of Porterville,
Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Marie Ratliff of Corsicana; and one
half-sister, Mrs. Bessie Gibson of Cleveland, Tenn.
Mollie Delia (Tadlock) Whittenburg
Mar 11, 1901 - Apr 13, 1973
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday
at the First Baptist Church in Purdon for Mrs. Mollie D. Whittenburg,
72, of Purdon who died Thursday in
Memorial Hospital. Rev. Harvey Whittenburg and Rev. Jon Moore will
officiate, and burial will be at
Dresden Cemetery. Corley Funeral
Home will direct.
She was a native of Dawson and had lived in
Purdon most of her life. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. F. L.
Jones of Nederland, Tex; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. W. R. Whittenburg
of Purdon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Miss Ethel Tadlock of Corsicana and
Mrs. Ralph Swanzey of Weslaco Tex.
Pallbearers include Kelly Ward, Homer
Adkins, C. E. Thomas, Walter Stevenson, Joe Fowler, and Toby Reed.
Louella (Molder) Wight
1850 - Nov 13, 1917
WILL BE BURIED AT DRESDEN
Former Resident Of This County Dies
Mrs. Lou Wight, widow of the late Dr. Wight
who formerly resided at Purdon, died suddenly yesterday at her home
in Roxton, Lamar County, and the remains will arrive here tonight
over the Houston and Texas Central and will be taken to the home of
R. A. Cardwell and the funeral will occur from there at 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning, with interment at
The deceased was a sister of S. W. Molder of
Corsicana and an aunt of Mrs. Walter Hurgess and of Mrs. R. A.
Alberta E "Byrd" (Whorton) Wilkinson
Mar 7, 1878 - May 15, 1919
DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Wife of Dr. Arthur Wilkinson Passes
Mrs. Bird Whorton Wilkinson, wife of Dr.
Arthur Wilkinson of Blooming Grove, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J
T. Whorton also of the Grove, died here last night after a long
illness during, which one of her lower limbs was amputated some
weeks ago. The deceased was thirty-five years of age, and is
survived by her husband and a little daughter five years of age, and
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Whorton; four brothers, Luther
Whorton of Kerens; Edgar Whorton of Marlin; Homer Whorton of the
Grove; and Will Whorton of Albany.
The funeral took place in the Grove this
afternoon and was largely attended.
James Arthur " J.A." Wilkinson
1879 - May 24, 1929
PROMINENT DOCTOR OF BLOOMING GROVE IS
BLOOMING GROVE, May 27.— (Sl)—Dr. J. Arthur
Wilkinson, age fifty years, died at his home here Saturday afternoon
at three o'clock and funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 at the First Baptist Church with burial in
The services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Jones assisted by Rev. T.
G. Story. The Masons had charge of the service at the grave.
Mr. Wilkinson was born at Raleigh in 1879
and has been a resident of this county all of his life.
He is survived by his wife, three children,
Miss Sue Wilkinson, J. Arthur Wilkinson and a small baby daughter;
two brothers, J.B. Wilkinson, Abilene; W. W. Wilkinson, Fort Worth;
one sister, Mrs. J. M. Moore, Hubbard; a half brother, C. N.
Wilkinson, Longview; a half sister, Mrs. Lee Lowe, Blooming Grove
step-mother, Mrs. I. N. Wilkinson, Blooming Grove.
Dr. Wilkinson served in the world war and
held the rank of captain in the medical corps. He was a graduate of
Loys Marvin Tipping, Sr.
Sep 29, 1901 - Jan 1, 1944
Former Navarro County Resident Dies at
Funeral services for Loys Tipping, 42, who died in Luling, were held
at Blooming Grove Monday afternoon. He resided at Blooming
Grove and Mildred before moving to Luling seven years ago.
Surviving are his wife, five children,
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Tipping, Blooming Grove; four brothers,
W. P., G. C. , and W. J. Tipping, all of Mildred, and Eldon G.
Tipping, P. S. Army; Mrs. Denn Barrison, Blooming Grove.
Funeral Services For Loys Tipping Held Monday
Funeral services for Loys Tipping who died at Luling, Saturday,
January 1, were held at the Blooming Grove Methodist church, Monday
afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. W. S. Fisher conducted the rites.
Mr. Tipping was born near Barry, August 29, 1901, and was married to
Miss Lula Calhoun, September 17, 1921. To this union six children
were born, one of whom preceded his father in death in February,
Loys and his family lived in the Blooming Grove and Mildred
communities until seven years ago when they moved to Luling where
they have resided since that time.
Loys united with the Christian Church at Blooming Grove at the age
of 16, and his membership remained here for these twenty-six years.
He is survived by his wife, 5 children: Delma Lenair (now at sea
with the U. S. Navy), Wanda, Wilma Jean, Harold, and L. M. Jr.; his
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Tipping of Blooming Grove; one
sister, Mrs. Denn Garrison, of Blooming Grove; four brothers, W. O.
Tipping, G. C. Tipping, W. J. Tipping, all of Mildred, Texas, and
Eldon G. Tipping in the U. S. Army at Camp Adair, Oregon; and a host
of other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
Burial was made at the
Rose Hill Cemetery,
with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 7, 1944
- Submitted by
Alice "Alie" (Barnett) Warren
Feb 23, 1880 - May 26, 1929
Blooming Grove Woman Is Buried
BLOOMING GROVE, May 27, - (Sl) - Funeral
services were held here Monday afternoon at two o'clock for Mrs.
Claude Warren, 45, who died Sunday afternoon at Hillsboro.
Surviving are her husband and three children.
Ann (Edrington) Betts
Jan 8, 1935 - Sept 17, 2010
Ann was born on Jan. 8, 1935, in Corsicana, where she also
grew up and graduated from
Corsicana High School in
Most notably, Ann dedicated her life to God at a young age
and remained a faithful and productive Christian woman all
of her life.
On Oct. 4, 1953, Ann married Paul M. Betts, and began what
would become nearly 57 years of a most remarkable and
Ann is remembered for her selflessness. She simply put those
she loved first all of the time. She was a devoted wife,
mother, mother in law, grandmother, sister, friend, and
above all woman of God. She exemplified style, grace, and
conviction. Her wisdom, given freely to those she loved,
flowed from her intelligence, integrity and Godly character.
Ann is survived by her husband Paul; son and
daughter-in-law, Mark and Leah Betts; grandsons, Blake and
Ross Betts; sisters, Linda Kilpatric, and Tommie Works;
cousins, Paul Dresser Jr., Steven Daniel, Terry Evans, and
David Daniel Jr.; she is also survived by numerous other
relatives and friends whom she loved dearly.
Although Ann has passed from this life into the arms of God,
she leaves us a rich legacy of love, compassion, godliness,
and unwavering faith. We share her faith that we will meet
A private memorial is to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ann may be
made to one of Ann’s favorite charities Sunny Glen
Children’s Home by visiting www.sunnyglen.org.
To share your memories of Ann with her family, please visit
ANN E. BETTS
Ann Edrington Betts 75, of McAllen Texas, passed peacefully from
this life on September 17, 2010.
Ann was born on January 8, 1935 in Corsicana, Texas, where she also
grew up and graduated from
Corsicana High School in 1953.
Most notably, Ann dedicated her life to God at a young age and
remained a faithful and productive Christian woman all of her life.
On October 4, 1953, Ann married Paul M. Betts and began what would
become nearly 57 years of a most remarkable and exemplary marriage.
Ann is remembered for her selflessness. She simply put those she
loved first all of the time. She was a devoted wife, mother, mother
in law, grandmother, sister, friend, and above all woman of God. She
exemplified style, grace, and conviction. Her wisdom, given freely
to those she loved, flowed from her intelligence, integrity and
Ann is survived by her husband Paul, son and daughter in law Mark
and Leah Betts, grandsons Blake and Ross Betts, sisters Linda
Kilpatric, Tommie Works, cousins Paul Dresser Jr., Steven Daniel,
Terry Evans, and David Daniel Jr., as well as numerous other
relatives and friends who she loved dearly.
Although Ann has passed from this life into the arms of God, she
leaves us a rich legacy of love, compassion, godliness, and
unwavering faith. We share her faith that we will meet again.
A private memorial is to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ann may be made to
one of Ann's favorite charities "Sunny Glen Children's Home
Roscoe Owen English Jr.
Sep 8, 1916 - Feb 9, 2011
Roscoe Owen English Jr., 94, passed away Feb. 9, 2011, at the Clyde
W. Cosper Veterans Home in Bonham.
He was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Frost, to Roscoe and Lizzy English.
Roscoe was one of eight children. He served in the US Army in World
War II with the 772nd Tank Battalion in the Rhineland Campaign of
Germany. He worked for the railroad, gas company, mobile oil, and
also was a civil service worker at Sheppard Air Force Base where he
Roscoe was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Burkburnett. He also
farmed while he maintained his job at the Air Force Base. He loved
gardening, fishing, cooking, and playing practical jokes whenever he
could. He loved to tell his stories to whoever might listen. He has
many friends he kept up with from all over the country. Roscoe
always took care of his family and helped those who needed it.
Survivors include his younger sister, Mary; two daughters, Sandra
Ybarra of Frost, and Eunice Baker of Wills Point; eight
grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; he is also survived by
five great great grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.
Per his wishes his body was donated to the study of medical science.
Roe you will be dearly missed.
Audrey (Brown) Andrews
d. Feb 17, 2011
Brown Andrews, 68, resident of Dallas, born in Chatfield,
passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Dallas Methodist
Hospital. Graveside services were held at the
Cemetery, in Chatifield, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19,
2011. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Judith Ellen Wallace, 63, of Navarro Mills, passed away Feb.
17, 2011. Memorial services are pending. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Wilma (Hooper) Frank
Dec 10, 1929 - Feb 14, 2011
Wilma Hooper Frank, 81, of Corsicana, left her worldly home
for her heavenly home on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2011.
She was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Alabama Creek, to James
Sherman Hooper and Lottie Perkins Hooper.
Wilma was preceded in death by husband, Robert Louis Frank
Sr.; parents, James Sherman Hooper and Lottie Perkins
Hooper; and Brothers J.L. Hooper, Frank Hooper, and James
Survivors include two sons, Robert Louis Frank Jr., and
Brian Chaney; two daughters, Judy Frank Blue and Cynthia
Rowell; brother, Burl Thomas Hooper and wife Alice Hooper of
Westlake, La.; sisters, Margaret Smith of Apple Springs, and
Betty Ruth Greenup of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Rose Hooper
and Freda Hooper; granddaughter, Jodi Blue Brown and husband
Johnnie Wayne Brown Jr.; great grandchildren, Chase Dean
Kuykendall, Aimee Leigh Kuykendall, Erik Randall Wiley,
Stacey Elaine Wiley, Justin Wayne Brown, and Jarret Lavoid
Brown; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews,
great-nieces, and great-nephews, and great great nieces, and
great great-nephews, who loved her dearly.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18,
2011, at the Wheeler Cemetery, in Wakefield, with the Rev.
Terry P. Hearn officiating. Pallbearers include nephews and
great nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Chase Kuykendall,
and Erik Wiley.
Arrangements by Corrigan Funeral Home, Corrigan.
Bobby Ray Whistler
Aug 16, 1934 - Feb 17, 2011
Ray Whistler, 76, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, Feb.
15, 2011, at his home in Corsicana.
He was born on Aug. 16, 1934, in Corsicana to parents, A.J.
and Edith Whistler.
Bobby was a resident of Corsicana for 32 years before moving
to Clute in 1966. He retired from Dow Chemical Company in
1993 after 27 years of serving in organic, solvents, and
polycarbonate research departments. His name was listed on
research patents while employed by the Dow Company. After
his retirement, Bobby moved back to his hometown of
Corsicana in 1998. His hobbies were motorcycle riding and
model airplane construction. He graduated from Corsicana
High School in 1952. He attended Navarro Junior College and
The University of Texas at Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A. J. and Edith
Whistler; Sister, Betty Jo Whistler; Brothers, Gary Allen
and Alvie Lee Whistler; paternal grandparents, Jim and
Modena Whistler; and maternal grandparents, Rufus and Hautie
Survivors include his wife, Willie Whistler of Corsicana;
Son, Tony Whistler of Conroe; daughter, Terri Lee of
Fredericksburg; step-sons, Mark Campbell of Lake Jackson,
and Stephen Campbell of Richwood; step-daughter, Linda
Tannos of League City; 14 grandchildren; brother, Jimmy
Whistler of Garland; Sisters, Peggy Brown of Ft. Worth, and
Judy Sykes of Barry; he is also survived by several nieces,
nephews, and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18,
2011, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.
19, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Bobby E. McCollum and the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow in
Pallbearers will be Stephen Campbell, Mark Campbell, Alan
Lee, Jeffery Whistler, Loyd Campbell, and Robert Campbell.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Cook and Don Murray.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Tabernacle
United Pentecostal Church, 5201 W. Hwy. 31, Corsicana, Texas
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana
James H. Glenn Sr.
Aug 24, 1919 - Feb 14, 2011
James H. Glenn Sr.
Anonymous Corsicana Daily Sun The Corsicana Daily Sun Tue
Feb 15, 2011, 09:39 PM CST
Services for James H. Glenn Sr., 91, of Athens, are
scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in
Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Andy Glenn and
Lavelle Layfield officiating.
Burial with veterans honors will follow at Oaklawn Memorial
Park. Mr. Glenn died Feb. 14, 2011, in Corsicana.
He was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Big Sandy to the late George
Washington and Nannie Kennedy Glenn. Following graduation
from Big Sandy High School, James earned an Associates
Degree from Henderson County Junior College. He worked for
the federal program known as Works Progress Administration
that built Tyler State Park.
He was soon drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in
North Africa. After being honorably discharged, he went to
work for Lone Star Gas Company serving a 25-year tenure,
with assignments in Athens, Canton, Gainesville, Mesquite,
Lancaster, Kerrville and Walters, Okla. He retired to Athens
in 197 1, where he was an active member of Disabled American
James was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Glenn, in
2000; grandson, Chad Glenn; brothers, Walter Ray Glenn,
George W. Glenn Jr.; sisters, Kathleen Moody, Audi Mae
Liles, Rosalie Hill, Lila Pearl Head and Lorene Glenn.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Glenn and wife Janis of
Kerens; daughter, Jenny Hoover of Pompano Beach, Fla.;
grandchildren, Andy Glenn and wife Sarah of San Antonio,
Tony Glenn of Sherman, Carrie DeAngelo of Pompano Beach,
Fla.; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Granville Lee Hills, Y.A. Hill, Robert
Hill, Joe Glenn, Charles Glenn and Billy Glenn.
Honorary pallbearers are Fred Marsh, Sonny Marsh and Eddie
Visitation for family and friends will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the funeral home.
If desired, memorials may be made to Kerens Church of
Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.
Apr 25, 1916 - Feb 13, 2011
Anonymous Corsicana Daily Sun The Corsicana Daily Sun Tue Feb 15,
2011, 09:38 PM CST
Mrs. Marguerite Walker, 94, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Feb.
13, 2011, after an accident at home.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Lynn Malloy and son-in-law
William Malloy; granddaughters, Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Sutton and Ms.
Patricia Jean Bessolo; and her great grandchildren, Marc Christopher
Sutton USMC, and Katherine Michelle Sutton. Other relatives include
Eugene Jackson and Sharon Shields; Tom E. McNamara; and many nieces
and nephews as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Marguerite was an active member of First United Methodist Church,
her local book club, and the Athenaeum Club.
Mary (Percival) Hale
Sep 21, 1946 - Feb 12, 2011
Mary Hale, of Bedford passed away Feb. 12,
2011, at Vista Ridge Nursing Center, after a long fight against
She was born on Sept. 21, 1946, in Corsicana and graduated from
Corsicana High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree
in Marketing in 1984 from Texas State University. She spent many
years of her career working for Sprint as well as selling real
Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Sidney Percival; cousin,
Fred Hashop; and grandson, Andrew Leighton Hale.
Survivors include her children, Ronald Hale and wife Stacy, and
Emily Randolph and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Lauren Hale and Ryan
Randolph; sister, Rose and her children, Wendy and Jeremy; aunt,
Evelene Hashop and husband Louis; she is also survived by cousins,
Terry, Steve, Rick, and Shawn Hashop.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at
Rice Cemetery, Rice.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Alzheimer’s
Association: www.alz.org or 1-800-272-3900.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Chester Ray Love
Apr 15, 1939 - Feb 10, 2011
Corsicana — Chester Ray Love, 71, of Frost,
passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Visitation will be Sunday, from
1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Frost Baptist
Church with the Rev. October Thomas and the Rev. Joseph Shilloh
officiating. Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Survived by his wife LeLar Love
Chester Ray Love, 71, of Frost passed away Thursday February
10, 2011. He was born April 15, 1939 in Frost to Tommy Love and Mary
He is survived by his wife, LeLar Crayton Love of Frost; sons
Derrick Crayton of Frost, Sherman Crayton and wife Amy of Frost and
Melvin Brown of Frost; daughter Christene Brown of Frost; brother
Lorenzo Greer, sister Corine Greer; grandchildren Kenya Brown and
Alexandra Crayton of Frost; Britinany Crayton of Corsicana, Tyler
Crayton of Frost and Derrick Crayton Jr of Taylor and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 1 - 5 PM at
Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be Sunday, February 14, 2011 at Frost Baptist Church
with Rev. October Thomas and Rev. Joseph Shilloh officiating.
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- h/o LeLar Brown-Crayton-Love s/o Tommy Love and Mary
Esther (Morris) Greer-Love buried at Brushie Prairie Cemetery
Sep 27, 1947 - Feb 17, 2011
Judith Ellen Wallace, 63, of Navarro Mills passed away February 17,
2011 at her residence. She was born September 27, 1947 in San Diego
to Nello and Alma Giddens.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Wallace of Navarro Mills;
children, Cheryl Harris and husband Mike of Bedford, Tammy Wallace
of Navarro Mills, James Wallace of Bedford and Brad Wallace of
Palestine and 6 grandchildren.
John David Wilson
Mar 30, 1934 - Feb 8, 2011
John David Wilson, 76, of Kerens passed away February 8, 2011. He
was born March 30, 1934 in Corsicana to Henry S. Wilson and Mammie
Louise Martin Wilson.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Wilson of Kerens; daughter, Marilynn
Wilson of Arp; brother, James Wilson of Corsicana; sister, Mary Lou
Paul of Corsicana; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by sons David L. Wilson Sr. and Douglass R.
July 29, 1929 - Feb 11, 2011
Logan, 81, of Frost, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in
He was born July 30, 1929, in Waco, to Joe Logan and Mary
Myrick Logan. Mr. Logan was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Frost. He owned and operated Logan
Insurance of Frost for 50 years and was a farmer in Mertens.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Logan.
Survivors include his daughters, Kim Perkins and husband
Devon of Irene, and Lindy Lake and husband Johnny of
Corsicana; grandchildren, John Perkins and wife Amanda,
Laura Swilley and husband Tyler, Katie Perkins, Logan
Sachtleben and wife Abby, and Kyle Miers; he is also
survived by great grandchildren, Brandon and Riley.
Visitation was Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter
Goodnight and the Rev. Gene Baker officiating. Pallbearers
will be Logan Sachtleben, Kyle Miers, Ronald Elmore, Kenneth
Hasten, Robbie Mayse, and Ronald Lynch. Interment will
follow at Richland Cemetery in Mertens.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
Thomas Kenneth Logan,
BBA '50, MS '52, of Frost, Texas, passed away Feb. 11. He
was 81. Logan owned and operated Logan Insurance of Frost
for 50 years and was a farmer in Mertens
Baylor Magazine - In
Nov 11, 1946 - Feb 9, 2011
Edd Driver, 64, of Corsicana, passed away Feb. 9, 2011, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
He was born Nov. 11, 1946, in Hester Grove, a community near
Corsicana. Jimmy graduated from G.W. Jackson High School in
1966. He was a football star, he loved sports and was a
good at playing all of them. After he graduated he received
a scholarship to Navarro Jr. College to play football, after
Navarro he attend North Texas State University on another
football scholarship. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army for
two years and he served in the Vietnam War. He received
honorable discharge. He worked for Wolf Brand Chili for over
16 years and he later worked for True Value Company. He
later became self employed and owner of the East Side Barber
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Annie
Driver; Son, Jimmy Edd Driver Jr.; brothers, Herman Driver
Jr., and Joe Wayne Driver; and sisters, Bertha Ann Driver
and Doris Jean Driver.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelly Driver Robinson of
Cedar Hill, and Jala Driver of Corsicana; two brothers,
Roger Q. Driver and wife Rhonda of Beaumont, and Larry
Driver of Corsicana; two sisters, Dica Weaver and husband
Roland of Dallas, and Rosie Kelly of Corsicana; two
granddaughters, Starr and Skylar Robinson of Dallas; special
niece, Jan Driver Merida and husband David; special nephews,
Bryan and Adam; first cousin, Cathy Moore; numerous nieces
and nephews; aunts, Rosie Madkin, Evelyn Richie, and Bee
Cubit, all of Fort Worth; a very special friend, Joe Ann
Bradley; best friend, James "Wimpy" Baptist; he is also
survived by numerous other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from Noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14,
2011, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15,
2011, at. Mount Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alfred
Cox officiating and Eld. Charles Washington as eulogist.
Interment will be at
Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Mt.
Olive Baptist Church.
Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.
Joseph Betts Sr.
Mar 31, 1924 - Feb 9, 2011
Betts Sr., 86, of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday, Feb.
9, 2011, at the Navarro Regional Hospital.
He was born on March 31, 1924, in Freestone County to Jim
and Minnie Betts. Joseph married Earlene Thomas on Feb. 1,
1947, and to this union 11 children were born, Joseph Jr.,
Darlene, Everlene, Margrett, Pearlie, Jorene, Annett, David
, Ricky Dale, Rachel, and Timmy Betts. Joseph moved his
family to Corsicana in 1951. He was a farmer, carpenter, and
coon hunter. Joseph loved his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Betts Jr.; eight
brothers, Norman, J.W., Robert, Tas Sr., Earnest Sr., and
Jimmie Betts, Clifton and A.J. Coleman; and one sister,
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Earlene Thomas
Betts; three sons, David Earl, Ricky Dale and wife Lorna,
and Timmy Betts and wife Tara of Corsicana; seven daughters,
Darlene Jackson and husband Harold, Pearlie and husband
Wayne, Annett Chapple and husband Albert, Rachel Betts Faulk
of Corsicana, Everlene Nelson and husband David of Blooming
Grove, Margrett Smart and husband Larry, and Jorene Betts of
Ft. Worth; two daughters-in-law Annette Betts and Lura Mae
Betts both of Corsicana; one sister, Mary Grant of Winkler;
one brother, William Coleman and wife Audrey of Fairfield;
two brothers-in-law Aubrey and wife Francis and W.C. and
wife Bertha Thomas all of Ft. Worth; four sisters-in-law,
Hazel Thomas of Dallas, Ethel Mae Berry of Corsicana, Erma
Jean Betts of Kerens, and Katie Lee Betts of Wortham; 38
grandchildren; 69 great grandchildren; four great great
grandchildren; God grandchild, Janet High; he is also
survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13,
2011, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral Services will be at 11a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at
Second Mission Baptist Church, located at 909 S. Fifth St.,
with son Timmy Betts as Eulogist. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.
Julia Ellen (French) Burleson
July 12, 1911 - Feb 7, 2011
Julia Ellen Burleson, 99, of Corsicana, passed away on Monday,
Feb. 7, 2011, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.
She was born on July 12, 1911, in Winkler, to William Bennett French
and Elnor Mae Womack. She was a high school graduate of Winkler.
Julia married Joe E. Burleson of Birdston. Julia and Joe were the
parents of three children, Don Burleson of Corsicana, Carol Burleson
of Streetman, and Judy Burleson Greene of Corsicana. The family
worshiped at New Hope Baptist Church. There were four boys, J.C.
Carlton, Bennie “Sonny” and William Ellis. The girls were Anna Mae
Knight, Julia Burleson, Mary Lee Montgomery, Elnor Faye Evans, Opal
Lilly, and Jolita Utzman. Julia worked on the farm with her husband
Joe in Streetman. In 1954 the family moved to Blooming Grove. Julia
worked for Haggar Slack Factory pressing slacks. The family attended
First Baptist Church. Bro. Rickey led both the girls to salvation
during a revival meeting. In 1961 the family moved to Corsicana.
After moving several times the family purchased a home in Corsicana
near Community Park. Julia was a resident of Heritage Oaks
Retirement Village. She was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Burleson; son, Don
Burleson; and five sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include her daughters, Judy Greene of Corsicana, and Carol
Jock of Streetman; granddaughters, Damara Watkins and Donna Murray
both of Corsicana, and Teresa Watkins of Fairfield; grandsons, Lynn
Hutson and Ricky Burleson of Corsicana, and Chris Jock of Kerens; 10
great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; she is also
survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at
Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Birdston Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd
Petersen officiating. Interment will follow in
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana
Barnard Lambert, Sr.
Aug 19, 1910 - July 17, 1979
Services will be
at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for George B.
Lambert, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Navarro
County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
The Rev. Ken
Goode will officiate, with burial following at
Rose Hill Cemetery in
include two sons, George B. Lambert, Jr., of Angleton and Jerry
Lambert of Corsicana; a brother, Doc Lambert of Corsicana; two
sisters, Maude Underhill of Corsicana and Myrtle Harrison of
Angleton; and eight grand children.
Jack Rohus, Douglas Eddlemon, Ricky French, Tom Lambert, Charles
Johnson and Woody Massey.
Aug 1, 1913 - Dec 21, 1983
Willie L. Thompson
GROVE—Willie L. Thompson, 70 of Blooming Grove died Wednesday at his
Service is 2
p.m. Friday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Rev. Neal Rogers
officiating. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Funeral Home will direct.
include his wife, Mrs. Lena Thompson of Blooming Grove; two sons,
Jerry Blake Thompson of Sugarland and Terry Lynn Thompson of
Blooming Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Emma Lee Hill of Blooming Grove;
and four grandchildren.
Dec 12, 1915 - May 3, 1985
GROVE—Buford Armstrong, 69, a native and longtime resident of
Blooming Grove, died Friday at his residence.
The funeral will
be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with
the Revs. Denzil Wright and Don Elrod officiating. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
include his wife, Mary Armstrong of Blooming Grove; two daughters,
Carolyn Turner and Jane Armstrong, both of Houston; two brothers,
Billy Armstrong of Palacios and J. C. “Dobber” Armstrong of Angus;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
be David Sellers, David Kelley, Richard Saunders, Todd Page, Kelly
Page and Roland Southard.
Mildred (Green) Warren-Holliefield
Oct 18, 1911 - Apr 27, 1983
Mrs. Mildred Hollifield
GROVE—Mrs. Mildred Warren Hollifield, 71, of Blooming Grove, died
Wednesday night at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Friday, 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the
Rev. David Fortner officiating. Burial will be at
Rose Hill Cemetery.
include her husband, Buford Hollifield, of Blooming Grove; two
sons, Bobby Warren and Carl Warren, of Blooming Grove; two
step-daughters, Mrs. Molly D. Pyle and Mrs. Theresa Beck, both of
Houston; one brother, Ernest Green, of Tool; seven grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Calvin Fields, Doug Melton, Curtis Hollifield, J. K. Melton, Lacy
McGraw and Aubrey Willhelm.
with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.
Nov 18, 1906 - Mar 7, 1983
Jim Ward, 76,
retired Blooming Grove farmer, died Monday night at his home.
Service will be
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove
with the Rev. Neal Rogers and Rev. David Fortner officiating.
Burial will follow in Rose
Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Arrangements are with the
Blooming Grove Funeral Home.
his wife, Bethel Ward, Blooming Grove; two sons, J. D. Ward, of
Lacy, Wash., and C. L. Ward, Fort Worth; two daughters, Jean Sluder,
Grand Prairie, and Lynn Murray, Blooming Grove, 18 grandchildren and
11 great-grandchildren; and one brother Clyde Ward, of Columbus,
include Bill Murray, Bill Sluder, David Ivie, Nelson Murray, Roy
Scoggins and Bill Sluder, Jr.
“Beth” (Wiggs) McClure-Rohus
Sep 10, 1920 - May 5, 1995
Alma Rohus, 74,
formerly of Blooming Grove, died May 5, 1995 in the Baylor Hospital
held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming
Grove with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial was in the
Rose Hill Cemetery
under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rohus was
born Sep. 10, 1920 in Blooming Grove.
She is survived
by two sons, James McClure of Midlothian and Alvin McClure of
Corsicana; one daughter Zuelena Williams of Houston; one brother,
Glen Wiggs of Blooming Grove; one sister, Cathern Armstrong of San
and three great grandchildren.
Henrietta (Hartley) Warren
Sep 10, 1886 - Nov 16, 1965
Mrs. Warren Of
Warren of Cayuga died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday at the age of 79.
will be held on Thursday at 3 p. m. from the Methodist Church in
Blooming Grove. Conducting will be Rev. Ben Hargroves, pastor of the
Justin Baptist church of Cayuga, assisted by Rev. Loyd Coker, pastor
of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Warren are two daughters, Mrs. Buford Armstrong, Blooming Grove;
Mrs. W. R. Sellers, Cayuga; a son, L. J. (Chief) Warren, Streetman;
five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces
and nephews. McCormick Funeral Service will direct.
Mary Elizabeth (Kirkland)
July 13, 1857 - June 7, 1935
PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY
MRS. J. R. PERRY
DIED FRIDAY AT HOME OF SON NEAR MILDRED
Mrs. J. R.
Perry, aged 78, resident of Navarro county since l891, died Friday
morning at the home of her son, Kirkland Perry, near Mildred.
Funeral service will be held at the Blooming Grove Methodist church
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev. I. R. Darwood of Eureka
and Rev. P. W. Utley of Blooming Grove conducting the rites.
Interment will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
The deceased has
lived in the vicinity of Blooming Grove for more than forty years.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Yancey of Tupelo; five
sons, Morgan of Abilene. Frank of Barry, Kirkland of Mildred, Revis
of Blooming Grove, Albert of Eskridge, Kans.; twenty-two
grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and other relatives.
will be directed by Bruce McCormick.
Rufus Morton Hartley
Jun. 13, 1856 - May 22, 1929
OF BLOOMING GROVE DIES WEDNESDAY
May 22.— (SI)—R. M. Hartley, age 73 years, died at his home here
Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock and the funeral services will be held
Thursday afternoon from the residence and will be conducted by Rev.
T. G. Story.
Mr. Hartley was
born in Tennessee in 1856 and came to Blooming Grove fifty years ago
and has resided there since.
his wife and the following: children: K. Hartley of Blooming Grove;
Mrs. M. Montgomery. Emhouse; Mrs. H. M. Warren, Blooming Grove; H.
G. Hartley, Breckenridge; M. J. Hartley, Corsicana; R. B. Hartley.
Blooming Grove and five half sisters and two half brothers who live
Vernon H. Hartley
Aug. 16, 1922 - Oct. 31, 1943
SOLDIER ACCIDENT VICTIM AT BLOOMING GROVE
for Sgt. Vernon H. Hartley, who was accidentally killed at the U. S.
Army air base at Wilmington, N. C. Sunday were held from the
Methodist Church at Blooming Grove Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. Rev. Mr. Griffin conducted the rites and burial was in the
Blooming Grove cemetery.
Sgt. Hartley was
reared in the State Home here.
his wife, Denton; two brothers, Bennie Hartley Denton; Corp. Curren
Hartley, U.S. Army, now a prisoner of war in Japan; a sister, Mrs.
Charles Fullbrlght, Denton, and other relatives.
Corsicana Field were pallbearers.
Home directed the arrangements.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 4,
NAVARRO COUNTY HISTORY; VOLUME III; pg
Vernon H. Hartley, son of Rufus B. and Mae Hartley of Blooming
Grove. Graduated fro State Orphans Home and entered U.S. Army
Air Force. He was killed in an automobile accident while taking
a crew to an aircraft for flight service in North Carolina in
1942. KILLED IN MILITARY
Rose Hill Cemetery
Vernon H. Hartley
RITES FOR SOLDIER, ACCIDENT VICTIM, HELD THURSDAY
Funeral services for Sgt. Vernon H. Hartley, who was accidentally
killed at the U. S. Army Air Base at Wilmington, N. C., Sunday,
October 31, were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock, with Rev. W. G. Griffith conducting the rites. Burial
was in the
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Sgt. Hartley, son of the late R. B. Hartley, was reared in the State
Home at Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, Denton; two brothers, Bennie Hartley,
Denton; Cpl. Currin Hartley, U. S. Army, now a prisoner of war in
Japan; a sister, Mrs. Charles Fullbright, Denton, and other
relatives. Pall bearers were cadets from the Corsicana Air School.
B&D March 25, 1943
MRS. JIM WARD
AND INFANT DAUGHTER DIED LAST NIGHT
Mrs. Jim Ward,
aged 32 years and infant daughter, died at the P. and S. Hospital
about 7 o'clock Thursday night.
were, held from the Central Baptist Church at Blooming Grove Friday
afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in
Rosehill cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. Joe Shell, pastor.
her husband of Blooming Grove, six children and other relatives.
Funeral Service in charge.
Francis Elvis Pullin, Jr.
B&D Aug. 28, 1943
Infant Buried in
Blooming Grove Cemetery Saturday
for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Pullin were planned
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Blooming Grove cemetery where
interment was made. Rev. W. S. Fisher conducted the rites.
the parents, a sister, Bettie Jo, and grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. J.
T. Pullin, all of Corsicana.
Home directed the arrangement
James Shearer “Jim” Tipton
Oct 3, 1872 - July 15, 1943
Grove Man Buried Friday
July 16.— J. S. Tipton, aged 71 years, died at his home here
Thursday morning, funeral services were held here Friday afternoon
with burial in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
his wife, Bloomg Grove, a son, L. E. Tipton, US Army now overseas; two
brothers and other relatives.
Funeral Services For J. S. Tipton
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at three o'clock at the
Methodist Church for J. S. Tipton, who passed away at his home at
12:15 Thursday morning. Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the church,
conducted the rites. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Jack Gillen, J. D. George, M. G. Deason, Earl
Brown, L .L. Powell, and W. P. Orme.
Mr. Tipton is survived by his wife, a son L. E. Tipton with the
armed forces over seas. Two brothers, Wade Tipton, Dallas; and K. E.
Tipton, Houston; and a number of nephews and nieces.
Mr. Tipton was a native of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. He moved to
Texas when a young man and resided in the Purdon community until
moving to Blooming Grove in 1919 where he resided until his passing.
Mr. Tipton was in business here for a number of years, and was very
active in church work. He served as deacon and Elder in the
Presbyterian Church and was a Stewart [sic] of the Methodist Church
at the time of his passing.
Card of Thanks
To our many friends: Your kindness and sympathy are more deeply
appreciated than any word of thanks can ever express. Especially do
we wish to express our sincere thanks to Rev. W. S. Fisher for his
many kind deeds and words of comfort.
Mrs. J. S. Tipton
K. E. Tipton
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jul 23, 1943
- Submitted by
Marion Frank Watson
Aug 22, 1903 - July 04, 1915
DIED YESTERDAY MORNING.
After Weeks of Suffering Little Boy
Frank, the eleven-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Watson of the Barry community, died in the Physicians
and Surgeons Hospital here yesterday morning at about 2 o'clock, as
the result of the kick of a mule some six weeks ago. The remains
were taken to the family home near Barry yesterday, and interment
took place in the Cryer
Creek cemetery today, with Rev. W. C. Newburne of Rice
Marion Frank Watson
Aug 22, 1903 - July 4, 1915
KICKED BY A MULE.
An Eleven-Year-Old Boy at Death's Door.
At about 11 o'clock this morning, at his home near Barry, Frank
Watson, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert T. Watson, was kicked
on the side of his head, near the temple, by a mule.
The skull was badly crushed in, and at 3 o'clock this afternoon a
phone message from Barry said that the little boy's death was
expected at any moment.
OPERATED ON YESTERDAY.
Boy Kicked by Mule Some Weeks Ago Is Operated On.
Frank Watson, son of A. T. Watson of Barry, who was kicked on the
by a mule some weeks ago, underwent an operation at the Wilson hotel
yesterday for brain hernia, an is resting well today.
TWO ACCIDENTS IN ONE FAMILY.
Boy's Condition Critical and Father Is
Some weeks ago Frank Watson, 12-year-old son of A. T. Watson of
Barry, was kicked on the side of the head by a mule and his skull
was fractured. The fracture healed up all right, but a brain
hemorrhage developed and the boy was brought here three days ago and
operated on and today his condition is reported very critical.
A. T. Watson, the unfortunate boy's father, and who is one of the
most substantial farmers, as mentioned in the Sun some days ago, had
a collar bone broken while trying to manage an unruly young Jersey
cow, and as he visits his sick boy now he goes with his arm in a
sling, although the broken bone seems to be knitting all right.
Nov 15, 1915 - Feb 1, 1918
(From the Enterprise)
Friday the little three-year-old son of
Sidney DuBose died at the home of Mrs. Nicholson at Cryer Creek,
after a two months' illness. The child was first taken with the
measles while Mr. DuBose lived near Barry. It later developed into a
case of pneumonia. Several days ago Mr. DuBose moved to Mrs.
Nicholson's, his wife's mother, where the child died. The remains
were interred in the
Cryer Creek cemetery Saturday, February 2nd.
Seth Batte Williams
Apr 19, 1866 - Jan 08, 1956
Retired Builder Burial Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 9 — (Spl)—Seth B.
Williams, 89, retired carpenter and builder, died Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30
p.m. from the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor.
A native o£ Mississippi, he had resided in
Cryer Creek, and Blooming Grove 80 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mamie
McClanahan, Longview; a granddaughter, Mrs, W. B. Banister,
Longview; a great-grandchild, and a brother, G. O. Williams,
Pallbearers were Sam Carroll, Arthur
Garrison, W. A. Crawford, Seth Grant, Bruce McCormick and Miller
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
Joseph Milburn “Dock”
Feb. 7, 1849 - Jul. 5, 1931
PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO
COUNTY IS BURIED SUNDAY
Joseph Milburn Sheffield, aged 82 years,
long-time resident of Navarro county, died at Navarro Sunday morning
at 2 o'clock and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock
at Cryer Creek where interment was made.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs.
B. J. Dorsey, Corsicana, and Mrs. T. B. Goodman, Bryan; five sons,
R. W. Sheffield, Corsicana; W. J. Sheffield,
Blooming Grove; J. W. Sheffield,
Pennsylvania; F. D. Sheffield, Fort Worth; and A. A. Sheffield,
Alvord; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sheffield had been ill for two weeks. He
was a native of Georgia, but had resided in Navarro county since
1865, and had lived in the Cryer Creek and Blooming Grove
communities for many years.
The funeral was directed by the
Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.
Sarah Elizabeth (Maggard)
Mar 27, 1854 - June 12, 1931
SATURDAY FOR MRS. PRUITT OF BLOOMING GROVE
BLOOMING GROVE, June 13,— (Spl.)—Funeral
services for Mrs. S. E. Pruitt, aged 77 years, wife of the lato G W.
Pruitt, who died Friday morning at 8 o'clock, were held Saturday
afternoon at Cryer Creek where interment was made.
Mrs. Pruitt was a native of Mississippi, but
came to Texas when a small girl and was one of the pioneer residents
of this section.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. B.
Lowery and Mrs. L. I. Griffin, both of Blooming Grove; and Mrs.
Charles Brice, Santa Fe, two brothers, W. M. Maggard Amarillo, and
Rase Maggard, Bardwell, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Baggett, Winters,
PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED
BLOOMING GROVE, June 12.—(Spl.)—Mrs. S. E. Pruitt, 77, wife of the
late G. W. Pruitt, died at 8 o’clock Friday morning and the funeral
will be held Saturday with burial at Cryer Creek.
Mrs. Pruitt is survived by the following children: Mrs. E. B.
Lowery, Blooming Grove; Mrs. L. I. Griffin, Blooming Grove; Mrs.
Chas. Brice, Santa Fe, N. M.; two brothers, W. M. Maggard, Bardwell;
and a sister, Mrs. Kate Baggett, Winters Texas, also survive.
Mrs. Pruitt, although a native of Mississippi, came to Texas when a
young girl and has been a resident of Navarro county for many years.
She has a host of friends in the county who will be deeply grieved
to learn of her passing.
John David Bourland
Dec 22, 1877 - May 22, 1935
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER
BARRY MERCHANT THURSDAY
Funeral services for J. E. Bourland. aged 58
years, long-time merchant, at Barry, who died in the Navarro Clinic
Wednesday night at 8:30 o'clock after a short illness, were held
from the Barry Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with
burial in the Cryer
Bourland had been engaged in the general
mercantile business at Barry for many years.
Surviving are his wife and two children, all
of Barry. The McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove had charge of
the funeral arrangements
J.D. BOURLAND, AGED 57, PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY
John D. Bourland, aged 57 Barry passed away at the Navarro Clinic
Wednesday, May 22, after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Simpson, of
Blooming Grove; one son, Alvis Bourland, of Barry; and two
grandchildren. Edna Earl and Gerald Simpson, of Blooming Grove.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Prather, pastor of the
Baptist church of Barry. Rev. Horace Poteet; Methodist pastor at
Barry and Dr. Miller, pastor of First Baptist church in Corsicana,
at the Baptist church in Barry.
Masons had charge of the services at the grave and interment was in
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 31, 1935
- Submitted by Karen Rost
George Washington Pruitt,
March 3, 1849 - Apr 10, 1919
PROMINENT CITIZEN DEAD
Was Largest Individual Tax Payer in County
Geo. W. Prewitt, aged 70 years, one month
and five days, and a resident at Navarro county for more than
sixty years, died at his home in Blooming Grove at 8 o'clock this
morning after an illness of several weeks.
The deceased engaged in banking, farming and
stock raising, and was the largest individual tax payer in Navarro
county. He is survived by his widow and four daughters, Mrs. Cohen
of Dallas; Mrs. Brice of Carlsbad, New Mexico; Mrs. Heaton and Mrs.
Griffin of Blooming Grove. The funeral hour will not be named
till his daughter in New Mexico is heard from, and the last sad
rites will probably not take place till Saturday or Sunday.
Buried at Cryer Creek
The funeral of the late G. W. Prewitt of
Blooming Grove, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with
interment at Cryer Creek.