Paul Columbus Fulton
Aug 14, 1894 - Oct 18, 1918
Moved to his
Wiley Parmer "Hunt"
Feb 1894 - Aug 19, 1946
FUNERAL RITES FOR
HUNT LANCE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 2 P. M.
for Hunt Lance, aged 51 years,
World War I veteran,
found dead at his home in Navarro Monday night, were held from the
McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The rites
were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the North Corsicana
Methodist church. Interment was in the
Lance was a native of Emmett and formerly resided at Blooming Grove
his wife, eight children, two sisters, four brothers and other
McCammon Funeral Home directed.
VETERAN IS FOUND DEAD MONDAY NIGHT AT NAVARRO HOME
Hunt Lance, aged 51 years,
World War I veteran, was found dead at
his home in Navarro shortly before midnight Monday, officers said
following an investigation, W. H. Johnson, Justice of the peace,
stated Tuesday that a coroner’s verdict of “death from a gunshot
wound, self-inflicted” was returned in the case. W. E. Lee, deputy
sheriff, answered the call. A 12-gauge single-barrel shotgun was
found near the body. A shotgun charge entered the left jaw, it was
A native of Navarro county, Lance formerly resided at Emmett,
Blooming Grove and Richland.
Surviving are his wife of Navarro; three daughters, Mrs. R. N.
Dempsey, Aberdeen, Md.; Mrs. A. W. White, Richland and Bettie
Florence Lance, Navarro; five sons, Wiley and Derril Lance, both of
Fort Worth; Marvin Y. C. and Glen Ray Lance, all of Navarro; two
sisters, Mrs. J. M. Fields, Frost, and Mrs. Ray Harris, Houston;
four brothers, F. H., M. B. and J. A. Lance, all of Mexia and E. K.
Lance, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.
Funeral arrangements had not been perfected early Tuesday afternoon
pending the arrival of relatives.
McCammon Funeral Home will direct.
Olan Elmer Bailey
Sep 05, 1912 – Mar 02, 1997
Graveside services for Olan Bailey 84, of
Corsicana, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the
Resthaven Memorial Park
with James Vandy officiating.
Mr. Bailey was
born Sept. 5, 1912, in Lufkin.Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife,
Avis Bailey of Corsicana; son, Wayne Bailey of Corsicana;
daughters, Helen Hunsaker and Rose Bailey both of Corsicana; three
sisters, Annie Tinkle of Grand Prairie, Betty Martin of Corsicana
and Eunice Russell of Corsicana; 5 grandchildren and 11
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
May 7, 1923 - Feb. 21, 2011
Avis Mae Hinkle Bailey
Avis Mae Hinkle
Bailey, 87, of Corsicana went to be with our Lord on Feb. 21, 2011.
She was born on
May 7, 1923 in Blooming Grove to James William “Buck” Hinkle and
Edwyna Dozier Hinkle. Avis married Olan Elmer Bailey on Dec. 23,
1939 in Blooming Grove. They were married 58 years. Avis is
remembered by everyone who knew her for her hugs and smiles.
She was preceded
in death by her husband and her parents; daughter Helen Mae Bailey
Hunsaker; grandson, Cory Bailey; granddaughter Angel Garza; and
brothers James Edwyn Hinkle, Duane M. Hinkle, Benny Wayne Hinkle and
Darrel Ray Hinkle.
include her son, Wayne E. Bailey and daughter, Rose Marie Bailey
both of Corsicana; brothers, Hollis Hinkle of Joshua, and Richard
Hinkle of New Caney; sisters, Carolyn Gillen of Waxahachie, and
Diane Richards of Barry; four grandchildren; eight great
grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; she is also survived
by many nieces and nephews; and very best friend, Mary French.
A family service
was held at
Resthaven Memorial Park and
Mausoleum in Corsicana.
The family would
like to thank the staff of Heritage Oaks West, Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr.
Michael Malone, and the nurses and aides of Navarro Regional
Hospital for their very special care of Avis.
Thomas Eldridge Frederick
Mar. 7, 1861 Aug. 7, 1931
T E. FREDERICK IS
BURIED SATURDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE
Aug. 17. — (Spl.)—Thomas E. Frederick passed away Friday night at
10:20 o'clock at the family home.
services were held at the Central Baptist church, Saturday
afternoon, Rev. Cagle, Baptist Pastor at Frost, conducting the
services. Interment was made in
Rose Hill cemetery.
was born in the state of Arkansas and with his parents moved to
Texas when he was only 9 years old. May 2, 1885 he was married to
Miss Rhoda Richmond and to this union was born nine children, five
girls and four boys, as follows: Mrs. Lace McGraw, Mrs. Walter
Sheffield, of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Nettie McCracken, of Las Cruces,
N. M.; Mrs. Frank White, of San Antonio; Ethridge and Atho Frederick
of Dallas; Wayne Frederick of San Antonio; Jack Frederick of
Blooming Grove; and Mrs. Idel Howard of Milford.
had been in feeble health for a number of months, but the
announcement of his death came as a distinct surprise, as it was not
generally known that he was critically ill.
James H. Williams
Feb. 18, 1850 March 2, 1931
PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE PASSED AWAY WACO
GROVE, March 4.— (AP)—Funeral
services for J. H. Williams, aged
80 years, resident of this city for
40 years and prominent land owner. who
died Tuesday at the home of
his son, Roderick Williams
in Waco, were held from the First
Methodist church here Wednesday
morning at 11 o'clock with
burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The
services were conducted by the Rev. F.
M. Noe, pastor of the
survived by a son. Roderick Williams, Waco;
and a daughter. Mrs. Tom Hewitt.
For the past
year Mr. Williams had made his
home with his son in Waco.
Tallula Alice “Lula” (Varnon) Reed
3, 1859 Dec. 8, 1931
says Lone Oak Cemetery but she is in Rose Hill)
BLOOMING GROVE WOMAN DIED THERE TUESDAY MORNING
GROVE, Dec. 9.— (Spl)—Funeral
services were held at the residence
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for
Mrs. Lula Reed, ago 72,
who died Tuesday morning. The
services were conducted by Revs. E. L.
Jones and P. L. Schuler.
Interment was in the Lone Oak
cemetery [see notes].
Mrs. Reed was
born in Alabama and came to this
community in 1902 and had
resided here since that time.
four sons, W. R. Reed, Ed Reed,
Roy Reed, all of Blooming Grove
and Jim Reed of Houston;
three daughters, Misses Maude and
May Reed and Mrs. Mattie
Robinson, all of Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Lula Alice Reed Passed Away Tuesday
Mrs. Lula Alice Reed passed away at an early hour Tuesday after a
long illness. She was born in Alabama and at her death was 72 years
The family moved to Texas in 1902, and have lived all this time in
Ellis and Navarro counties. She was a woman of the old Southern
type, scrupulously honest, a home maker, and a member of the
Methodist church since childhood, having fought a good fight and
kept the faith.
She was the mother of seven children - 4 boys and 3 girls. The
husband and father died Feb. 20, 1905. One of the daughters is Miss
May Reed, who is head operator of the Blooming Grove Telephone
Rev. Shuler conducted the funeral services and the burial took place
at Rose Hill cemetery.
A large concourse of friends attended the funeral, and many flowers
were given as tokens of love and esteem.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 11, 1931
- Submitted by
Caswell Morton “Kay” Hartley
May 10, 1881 - Sep. 21, 1942
Resident Of Blooming
Grove Died There
aged about 55 years, life-long
resident of Blooming Grove, died
suddenly at his home in Blooming
Grove Tuesday morning.
were held Wednesday afternoon at
his wife, a teacher in the Blooming
Grove schools; two daughters,
Mrs. Juan Garcia and Miss Comelle
Hartley; two sisters, a brother and other relatives.
Martin Bernard Rawson
Dec. 28, 1907 - Mar. 12, 1959
M. B. Rawson Rites Saturday
GROVE, March 13—(Spl)— Martin
Bernard Rawson, 51,
long-time native of Lone Cedar, died
Thursday afternoon in a Terrell
hospital, following major brain surgery.
services will be held from the
Blooming Grove First Baptist church
Saturday at 3 p. m. with Rev.
W. J. Richey, in charge.
Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.
been transferred to the Terrell
hospital, following surgery in John
Sealy Hospital in Galveston.
his mother, Mrs. Martha Rawson,
Blooming Grove; two
brothers, Henderson (Jack) Rawson,
Ft. Worth, and Henry
Rawson, Pasadena; two sisters,
Mrs. Sallie Milliorn, Ft. Worth, and
Miss Wynne Rawson, Blooming
have charge of the graveside
rites and will be pallbearers.
Funeral Service directs.
MARTIN B. RAWSON
BLOOMING GROVE, March 14 (Spl) - Martin B. Rawson, 51, who died
Thursday in a Terrell hospital, was buried Saturday in Rose Hill
Cemetery. He was born in Navarro County. Survivors include his
mother, Mrs. Martha Rawson of Blooming Grove, and a sister, Mrs.
Sallie Milliorn, and a brother. Henderson Rawson, both of Fort Worth
Arthur James Crocker
Sep 1, 1891 - Mar 24, 1959
A. J. Crocker Rites Thursday
GROVE, March 25 (Spl.)—Arthur
James Crocker, 67,
bookkeeper, life-long resident of the
community, died in Memorial
Hospital Tuesday afternoon.
services will be held from the Central
Baptist church here, of
which he was a deacon,
Thursday at 3 p.m. Burial will be
in the Rose Hill cemetery.
Crocker was a
veteran of World War I and
was a long-time member of the
Johnson-Wiggins Post No.
22, American Legion, in
his Sunday School class
will be pallbearers. The Masonic
Lodge will conduct graveside rites.
Runnels, pastor, will conduct the
served as secretary of the Blooming
Grove board of school trustees
for many years.
his wife, Mrs. Katie Crocker,
Blooming Grove; two sons, James
Arthur Crocker, Oklahoma City,
and Bob Guy Crocker,
White Sands, N. M.; a daughter,
Mrs. Pat O'Brien, Jal, N.
M.; four sisters, Mrs. R. R.
Massengale, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Bill
Thomas, Perryton; Mrs.
Ray Deming, Dallas; and Miss
Jessie Crocker, Blooming Grove;
one grandchild and other
Funeral Service directs.
Della Mae (Crouch) Weston-Pevehouse
Aug 1, 1894 - May 6, 1959
Mrs. Pevehouse Rites Friday
GROVE, May 7 —(Spl.)—Mrs.
Delia Mae Pevehouse, 64, wife of
Frank Pevehouse, was pronounced dead
on arrival at Memorial
Hospital Wednesday night following a
heart attack while sitting on the porch at
her home here.
services will be held Friday at 10
a.m. from the First Baptist church
here with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
will be conducted by Rev. W. J.
Richey, pastor. Mrs. Pevehouse
was born in the Slay
community north of Frost but had
resided here practically all her life.
her husband of Blooming Grove;
two daughters, Mrs. Doris
Tipping, Blooming Grove, and Mrs.
Nadine Reilly, Dallas; a
sister, Mrs. Annie Ruth Goad, four
grandchildren, two great -
grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral Service directs.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 7, 1959
Billy Ray Kitchens
June 19, 1959 - June 27, 1959
Kitchen Infant Rites Monday
GROVE, June 29 — (Spl.) — Billy
Ray Kitchen, eight-day old
son of Mr. and Mrs. B. M.
Kitchen of Fort Worth, died
Saturday in the Harris Memorial
services were held Monday at 10 a.
m. from the Central Baptist
church with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were
conducted by Rev. Wayne
the parents, grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Kitchen, Fort
Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. O.
P. Coats, Jr., Weslaco; an
uncle, Don Kitchen, Fort Worth;
great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
E. Smithen, Blooming Grove,
and Mr. and Mrs. N. I.
Kitchen, Mansfield; and a
great-great-grandmother, Mrs. J. M.
Collier, Blooming Grove.
Funeral Service directed.
Carrie Emma (Lester) Smith
Oct 24, 1875 - Apr 16, 1959
Mrs. Smith Dies Friday
GROVE. April 17 — (Spl—Mrs.
Carrie Smith, 82 resident of this
more than 60
years, died in Hillsboro early
Friday morning following an
arrangements were incomplete
Friday but the services will be held
sometime Saturday afternoon from
the Central Baptist church.
Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.
two sons, Rex Smith Dallas,
and Lawrence Smith, Wichita
Falls; five grandchildren
and three great- grandchildren.
Funeral Service directs.
MRS. CARRIE SMITH
BLOOMING GROVE. April 18 (Spl). - Funeral services were held here
Saturday, with burial in Rose Hill
Cemetery, for Mrs. Carrie Smith, 82 who died Froday. She had
been a resident of Blooming Grove more than 60 years. Two sons,
Lawrence Smith of Wichita Falls and Rex Smith of Dallas, survive.
Cecil Zoral Padget
Mar. 23, 1881 - Nov. 21, 1959
Cecil Z. Padget Rites Tuesday
GROVE, Nov. 23 (Spl.)— Cecil
Z. Padget, 78, retired farmer and
rancher, native of Missouri,
died at his home in Wichita,
Kan., Saturday morning.
services will he held from the First
Methodist church here Tuesday at
2 p. m. with Rev. Edward
Otwell, pastor, in charge. Burial
will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
his wife of Wichita the
former Miss Nannie Love McSpadden
of Blooming Grove; a
daughter. Mrs. Arthur Moore.
Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Ed
Padget, Hereford, Ariz., and Elias
Padget, Gray, Okla.; a sister,
Mrs. Donnie Monk,
Bellflower, Calif.; four grandchildren
and five greatgrandchildren.
will be Earl Magee, R. Bruce
McCormick, Delma Tipping, Richard
Sanders, George Crider
and Sonny McSpadden.
McCormlck Funeral Service directs.
George Washington Walker
Aug 14, 1880 - Jan 5, 1959
George Walker Burial Slated Blooming Grove
Jan. 6 (Spl.)—George W.
Walker, 78, retired
carpenter, died at his home in
Waxahachie Monday night.
services will be held from the First
Christian church here Wednesday
at 2 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will
be conducted by Rev. Harry W.
A native of
Mississippi, Walker resided in
Blooming Grove for 43
years prior to 1956 when he moved to
Odessa from which place he moved
to Waxahachie six months ago.
his wife of Waxahachie;
eight sons, Elbert, Clyde and G. W. Walker, Jr., all Of Miami, Ariz.; Ray, Dwayne, Robert and Charles Walker, all Odessa, and Jimmy Walker, Waxahachie; nine daughters, Mrs. Edna Smith, Mrs. Kate Hefley and Mrs. Ivy G. Ihlow, all of Fort Worth; Mrs. Maudie Collier, Globe, Ariz.; Mrs. Frances Duke, Mrs. Doris Duke and Miss Sue Walker, all of Waxahachie; Mrs. Helen Farmer and Mrs. Sarah Davis, both of Odessa; a brother, Ernest Walker, New Albany, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Moody, Corsicana; Mrs. Betty Wooten, Houston, and Mrs. Annie Williams, New Albany, Miss.; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Sons will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.
Ella (Armstrong) Dillingham
Jan 4, 1880 - July 22, 1935
GROVE WOMAN TO BE
HELD LATE TUESDAY
GROVE, July 23.— (Spl.) — Funeral
services for Mrs. C. N.
Dillingham, 55, who died in a Fort Worth
sanitarium Monday morning, will be
held from the family home
Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock
with interment in the Rosehill cemetery. Mrs. Dillingham was a native of
Navarro county and had resided
in this community practically all
of her life. She had been in ill
health for a number of years.
will be conducted by Rev. P. W.
a son, Charles Joe Dillingham,
Blooming Grove; two daughters,
Mrs. Bob Connally and Mrs. Joe
Giles, both of Fort Worth; a
granddaughter, Bobbie Dell
Connally, Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Armstrong, Plainview; four
Armstrong, Dallas; Lee Armstrong,
Italy; William Armstrong, Plainview; and
Ural Armstrong, Arizona; and
three sisters, Mrs. Hattie
Deacon, Plainview; Mrs. Fred Wood,
Boise, Idaho, and a married
sister, formerly Alma Armstrong, of Plainview,
Allie Mae George
Jan. 15, 1907 - Dec. 27, 1935
POPULAR CORSICANA SCHOOL TEACHER BE BURIED SATURDAY
MISS ALLIE MAE GEORGE DIED IN DALLAS FRIDAY AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
Mae George, age 28 years, teacher
in William B. Travis school here for
seven years, died at Dallas Friday
afternoon at 1:30, following a
brief illness. Funeral services will be
held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the home of her brother,
Ballard W. George, 1301 West Second
avenue. Burial will be in
Blooming Grove cemetery.
three brothers, Ballard W.
George, Corsicana: J. N. George,
Blooming Grove; C. D. George,
Corsicana: three sisters, Mrs. Cecil
Wright, Portales, N. M.; Mrs. Jewell
Allen, Barry; Mrs. Ray Morgan,
Corsicana, and other relatives.
was the daughter of the late Dr.
I. N. George and Carrie Wilson
George, pioneer settlers of the Cryer
Creek and Blooming Grove communities. She
was a graduate of Corsicana High
School, attended C. I. A., Denton,
graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor College
at Belton. After finishing school, Miss
George taught one year at Cryer Creek
prior to becoming a member of the
Corsicana school faculty.
Funeral Home will direct
the funeral arrangements.
Minnie Ida (Freeman) Crocker
May 3, 1898 Feb. 13, 1952
Mrs. Arl Crocker Dies Wednesday
Feb. 13— (Spl.)— Mrs. Arl
Crocker, 53, died in the P. and S.
Hospital early Wednesday morning
following an extended illness.
will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday
from the Central Baptist church with
burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will bo conducted by Rev. T. R.
Harrison, pastor. Mrs. Crocker was a
member of the Central Baptist church.
She was the
former Minnie Ida Freeman.
her husband of Blooming Grove; two
daughters, Mrs. J. R. Davis,
Venezuela, S. A., and Mrs. T. H.
Watkins, Dallas; three
grandchildren, four brothers, Will and Roy
Freeman, both of Blooming Grove;
Rice Freeman, Levelland, and
Claude Freeman, Fort Worth; three
sisters, Mrs. Inda Carroll,
Blooming Grove; Mrs. Aaron Smith,
Greenville, and Mrs. Leonard
Gordon, Hollywood, Calif., and other
McCormlck Funeral Service will direct.
Blooming Grove News
(From Blooming Grove)
Rip Slayton Dead
The remains of
Rip Slayton were buried at Rose Hill
The deceased was
well known in Blooming Grove. He
was born and grew to manhood in
this community, and was on the
police force under the Will Knight regime. He died in Arkansas.
Nov 1, 1869 - May 26, 1919
Died Near Little Rock.
Slayton, aged fifty years, died near Little
Rock, Ark., May 26, and the remains
reached here last night en route to Blooming Grove for interment.
John Clovis Yarber
July 8, 1910 - Jan 19, 1919
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Yarber Lose
Very Bright Son.
Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Yarber are deeply grieved at the loss
of their bright little three-year-old son,
John Clovis, who died last Sunday.
All that good nursing and the best
physicians could do to stay the hand of
death was done, but to no avail. To the
last moment his mind was clear and
he talked to his parents who were
constantly at his bedside. The body
was taken to Blooming Grove
where it now rests in Rose
the funeral being conducted at the
Methodist church by Rev. Mr. Morton.
Robert Bruce McCormick, Jr.
Mar. 16, 1873 - Dec. 3, 1919
PROMINENT CITIZEN DEAD.
R. B. McCormick Died at Blooming Grove After Long
McCormick, a well known citizen and
business man of Blooming Grove, died at his
home there last light after a long
illness, and the remains wore interred there
this afternoon. The deceased is
survived by his wife and five
children, and many relatives, among
these being his brother L. E. McCormick, of
Corsicana. He was in all
respects a good citizen and was highly
esteemed by all who knew him.
Lulu (Stokes) Watson
Feb 4, 1863 - Apr 1, 1919
WELL KNOWN LADY DEAD
Died At Blooming Grove After Few Days Illness
Mrs. Loula Watson,
wife of John H. Watson, of Blooming
Grove, died there last night
after a short illness, and the remains
were interred there this afternoon at 4
o'clock and the funeral was largely
attended. The deceased had been a
resident there for many years and
was highly esteemed.
The husband and
five grown children and numerous other
Verna Franklin Truelove
May 17, 1892 - Aug. 9, 1919
Funeral at Blooming Grove
Mrs. Barbara Jeffers reached home
from Camp Bayard, New Mexico, today
and the remains of her son, the late Verna
Truelove, will reach here tonight and the
funeral will take place from the First
Christian church in Blooming Grove
tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.
Remains Interred This
The Remains of
the late Verna Truelove reached
here last night and the funeral took
place from the First Christian church of
Blooming Grove this morning at 10
o'clock, and was largely attended.
Well Known Young
Vernon Truelove, a young man who was reared in and near Corsicana,
the son of Mrs. Barbara Jeffers, died at Camp Bayard, New Mexico,
Saturday night, and the remains will be brought here for interment,
but it is not known just when the body will reach here.
The deceased had influenza while in the army last winter and
tuberculosis developed, and the deceased was sent by the government
to Camp Bayard for treatment. His mother was with him when the end
came, and had been for many weeks.
The deceased was an excellent young man and had many friends who
will be pained by his death.
RECEIVED CARD FROM SON.
Verner Truelove Writes to His Mother From Cincinnati.
Mrs. B. E. Jeffers today received a card from her son, Verner F.
Truelove. Verner left with other troops from Camp Travis for the
North last week. The card was mailed at Cincinnati, Ohio. Mrs.
Truelove visited him at Camp Travis before his departure and found
him in good health and high spirits and ready to respond to the call
to go overseas.
Helen Gelene Spires
Sep. 28, 1918 -
Jan. 14, 1919
Died Here Yesterday Afternoon
the 2-year-old daughter of Tom Spires of
Blooming Grove died at the P. & S.
hospital at 4:30 yesterday afternoon
where she was taken Monday for
treatment, and the remains were taken
to the Grove this morning for
Mar. 23, 1905 - Nov. 8, 1940
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MISS LYDA REED
for Miss Lyda Reed, 35, county
clerk, who died late Friday night
at the P. and S. Hospital after a
short illness, were held Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
First Baptist Church. Burial was
in the Blooming Grove Cemetery. The
rites were conducted by
Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the
Miss Reed had
served ten years as deputy county
clerk and two years as secretary
in the county judge's office
prior to her election as clerk in 1938.
She was serving her first term and
was re-elected to a second term
without opposition this year. Prior to
the time she became deputy
county clerk, she had served in
the district clerk's and county
attorney's office for short periods.
A member of the
Baptist Church, Miss Reed
had been prominent in the Corsicana
Business and Profession
Womens Club since its
Miss Reed assumed
the lead and was chairman of
the committee in charge of the
Business and Professional
Woman's Club that procured the
flagpole and American flag recently
presented to Navarro county and located
immediately in front of the
main entrance to the court house
near the monument of Antonio Navarro, Texas
patriot for whom Navarro county was
named. In the dedicatory and
presentation ceremonies several weeks ago,
Miss Reed made the
formal presentation to the county. As a
tribute to her memory and
her work in securing the
flagpole's erection, the flag was flown
at half mast during the funeral
reserved section at the church was provided
for the Business and Professional
Officials of the
church estimated there were between
1,000 and 1,200 persons
present for the rites, attesting to the
popularity of the deceased.
Marlon Reed, of San Francisco, flew
from the Coast. Bad weather
conditions caused his plane to
be grounded at Big Spring and
delayed his arrival until after the
funeral rites had been completed
at the church.
The cortege did
not proceed to the cemetery at
Blooming Grove until after his
her mother, Mrs. Ida Reed, Kerens;
and the following brothers and
sisters; Warren Hicks, Houston attorney, formerly Navarro County
judge; Shelby Hicks, Grange;
Marvin Reed, Barry; Mrs. Fate
Cartlidge, Grand Saline; Ben
Reed, Kerens; Mrs. Ethel Ward,
Austin; C. L. Reed, Austin; Otho
Reed, Austin; Thurman Reed, Laird
Hill; Marlon Reed, U. S.
Marines, San Francisco, Calif.;
Mrs. Minnie Lewis and Mrs. Lila
Lewis, both of Vernon, and
County Judge Paul H. Miller,
Derward George, Paul Moore, Estill
Cunningham, Cecil Williams,
Curry Butler, Otis M. Rector and L. C.
Pallbearers were friends of the
Southerland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the
Oct. 20, 1857 -
Jul. 18, 1940
Rites Held Friday At Blooming Grove For Pioneer Woman
July 19.— Funeral services
for Mrs. L. Magee, aged 83 years, who
died early Thursday morning,
were held Friday afternoon at 3
o'clock from the Central Baptist
four daughters, Mrs. Lewis McClure,
Frost; Mrs. B. C. Poole,
Bardwell; Mrs. A. M. Saunders and Mrs.
E. J. Glenn, both of Blooming
Grove; two sons, D. E. Magee. Ennis,
and George Magee, Blooming
Grove and 19 grandchildren
Jan 29, 1850 - Oct 15, 1946
Aged Farmer of Near
Blooming Grove Dead
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 18—
(Spl.)—W. L. Green, aged 96 years, native of Louisiana, but resident
of Navarro county since two years of age, was buried in the family
cemetery in the Lone Oak community Thursday. He was well-known here
and spent most of his life on his farm four miles from Blooming
Jun 16, 1913 - May 9, 1946
Rites Held Friday
For Mrs. A. L. Young
Mrs. Averil A. Young, aged 32 years, died at Grand Prairie Thursday.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Blooming Grove
with burial at Blooming Grove.
Lutitia "Tennie" (Lewis) Combs-Carroll
Sep 18, 1869 - Dec 9, 1929
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BLOOMING GROVE WOMAN HELD TUESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Tennessee L. Carroll, aged 60, who died at
her home near Blooming Grove Monday at noon, were held at Dresden
Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock where burial was made. The
services, were conducted by Rev. Story of Blooming Grove. Surviving
are five sons, B. F. Carroll, Corsicana; T. E. Carroll, Blooming
Grove; Leon Carroll, of Richland; Hugh Carroll, Dresden; W. J.
Carroll, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Griffin,
Dresden; Mrs. Clara Bell Sikes, Dawson and Mrs. Cordell Freeman,
Fort Worth; a number of grandchildren and several brothers and
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon_Funeral Home.
WOMAN BURIED IN DRESDEN CEMETERY
Mrs. W. B. Carroll, aged about 62 years, died at her home north of
Blooming Grove about noon Monday, and the funeral was held at
afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. Story of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Carroll had been a
resident of Navarro county for many years.
Surviving are several children and other relatives. One son, Frank
Carroll, resides in Corsicana.
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.
Aug 03, 1858 - Dec 3, 1929
NATIVE TEXAN DIES AT BLOOMING GROVE; FUNERAL THURSDAY BLOOMING
GROVE, Dec. 4.(SP)
—W. J, Rawlinson, age 70 years, died at his home here Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock and funeral services will be held at 3
o'clock Thursday afternoon at the
Mr. Rawlinson was born at Nacogdoches, Texas, in 1859 and came to
Navarro county fifty years ago. He first settled in Corsicana and
later moved here. Surviving are his wife, a son, H. J. Rawlinson,
Lincoln Nebr., a step-son, W. F. Erwin, Greenville, and a brother,
George T. Rawlinson, of Kerens.
W. J. Rawlinson Passed Tuesday Afternoon
W. J. Rawlinson died suddenly Tuesday shortly after the noon hour.
It was generally known about thwo that Mr. Rawlinson ws the victim
of a loathsome disease, cancer, but his condition was not known to
be serious. On the morning of the last day he seemed about as well
as usual and in the afternoon in moving about the room he fell to
the floor, breathing his last.
The deceased was a native Texan, being born near Nacogdoches and
moved to Navarro county 50 years ago, and has lived near Blooming
Grove most of that time. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Thursday at
the Dresden cemetery.
He is survived by his wife; one son, H. J. Rawlinson, Lincoln,
Nebr.; one step-son, W. F. Erwin of Greenville; a brother, George T.
Mr. Rawlinson was not wrighted down with years, but from the point
of citizenship he was one of this communities' pioneers. He came
here before the Cotton Belt railroad was extended from Corsicana to
Hillsboro which was in 1887. Among the business firms he held
several responsible positions.
He was a good citizen and jpblic spirited, but would never consent
to serve as alderman or hold any other office although frequently
asked to do so. He was a well read man and took great interest in
matters touching the welfare of the general public.
Mar 5, 1851 - Aug 11, 1937
Aged Woman Buried In Blooming Grove Thursday Afternoon
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 20— Funeral services for Mrs. H. C. Gordon,
aged 86 years, who died at the home of her son, Ed Gordon, in
Corsicana Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 8
o'clock from the Central Baptist church. The rites were conducted by
Rev. J. W. Whitfield, Methodist minister.
Mrs. Gordon was a native of Illinois, but had resided in Texas for
Surviving are her son, two sisters, one brother, 15 grandchildren
and 28 great-grandchildren.
Theodocia "Docia" (Williams) Varnell
Aug 6, 1861 - Nov 17, 1937
PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIES NEAR BARRY
BARRY, Nov. 18.—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. J. Varnell, 76, resident of Navarro
county for 52 years, died at the family residence about two miles
southeast of Barry, at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon after an extended
illness. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon
at 2:30 with the Rev. H. B. Prather, Baptist minister, conducting
The deceased is survived by nine children: W. F. Varnell, Seattle,
Washington; Mrs. P. F. Walton, Stockton. Cal.; T. E. Varnell of
Chicago; Mrs. Pearl Ferguson and Mrs. John Walton, of Barry; J. E.
Varnell of Italy; Mrs. C. O. Williams of Purdon; Mrs. Glynn Garrett
of Waco; and Mrs. R. D. Christie of Henderson; several grandchildren
and other relatives. Bruce McCormick of Blooming Grove directed the
Billie Ray Melton
May 13, 1944 - Oct 4, 1946
Blooming Grove Child
Victim Of Accident
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 9.— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Billie Ray
Melton, aged 2 1-2 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Melton, who was
fatally injured Friday, were held from the Methodist church Sunday
afternoon. Burial was in the
The child fell from the family automobile, striking his head on the
street. A physician was summoned but the child died within a few
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Sudie; a brother, Bob, and
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Melton, all of Blooming Grove, and
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
Dec 14, 1933 - Dec 5, 1946
Boy Accidentally Killed As Horse Runs Under Tree
Wendell Payne Boyd, aged 13 years of Blooming Grove was fatally
injured late Thursday afternoon when the horse he was riding ran
under a mesquite tree, a limb striking the youth’s body.
The youth it was learned here was en route to the home of his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Boyd, who reside four miles north
of Blooming Grove, at the time of the accident. The horse ran away
with the boy. The grandfather and Kay Tatum of Corsicana were in a
nearby field and saw the accident as did Lee Thompson, who was
traveling in that vicinity at the time.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in
Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in
the Dresden cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Boyd; two brothers,
Garland and Randall Boyd; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd and
Mr. and Mrs. Payne, all of Blooming Grove.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.
Sep 19, 1869 – Feb 2, 1946
JOHN HINES BURIED AT BLOOMING GROVE MONDAY AFTERNOON BLOOMING GROVE,
Feb. 4.— (Spl.)—Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock from the First Baptist church for John Hines, aged 76
years, who died at his farm home near town Saturday night. The rites
were conducted by Rev. Charlie Hall, pastor, assisted by Rev. A. L.
Chumbley, pastor of the Central Baptist church. Interment was in the
Dresden cemetery, Surviving are two sons, a brother and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Hines was a native Texan. For many years he operated a ranch at
Floydada, Texas, returning to his farm here several years ago.
Pallbearers were J. E. Walker, G. D. Gillen, E. J. Glenn, C. P.
Lynch, Henry Allison and Claude Ring, the same pallbearers which
served at the funeral of Mrs Hines who died here June 9, last year.
McCormick Funeral service directed.
Sep 2, 1858 - Dec 2, 1946
PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DEAD; RITES TUESDAY
John Howard Melton, aged 88, native of Dresden, and long-prominent
in Navarro count political and other circles, died at the home of a
son C. H. Melton, south of Blooming Grove, Monday. Funeral services
were held at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Pleasant Grove
church with interment in the
Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Kev. T. R. Vaughn,
Melton at one time served as assessor of taxes in Navarro county
prior to the consolidation of the offices of assessor and collector.
He was interested for many years in the Dresden Cemetery
Association. Melton was the son of the late Elijah Melton and Mary
Elizabeth Howard Melton, both of Alabama, among the early Navarro
county settlers. Melton was born Sept. 2, 1858.
Surviving are three sons, O. H. Melton, Lafayette, La.; K. E.
Melton, Corsicana, and C. H. Melton, Blooming Grove, and a number of
grandchildren, great-grand-children and other relatives. Pallbearers
were Leon Melton, Noel Melton, Rex Melton, Aubie Holland, Cecil Hall
and Thurman Neely.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Assessor Passes in Navarro
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 4 - John Howard Melton, 88, native od
Dresden, N avarro County, died near Blooming Grove Monday. Services
were held Tuesday at Dresden.
Melton was long prominent in political circles and served as
Assessor of Taxes for Navarro County many years ago. He was an
official of the Dresden Cemetery Association for years.
Surviving are three sons, O. H., Melton, Lafayette, La.; K. E.
Melson, Corsicana, and C. H. Melton, Blooming Grove.
Jul 26, 1889 - Aug 2, 1937
Blooming Grove Woman Was Buried Tuesday Afternoon
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 6.— Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Patterson,
aged 48 years, who died at her home here Monday, were held Tuesday
afternoon from the First Baptist church with interment in the
Grange Hall cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Joe Patterson, Blooming Grove, and J. D.
Patterson, Rankin; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Turner, Rice, and Mrs.
Alice Frederick, Blooming Grove; and two brothers, Horace and Lace
McGraw, both of Blooming Grove.
May 16, 1851 - Dec 07, 1937
Former Resident Of Blooming Grove Dead
J. O. Langston, pioneer resident of Blooming Grove and former
postmaster there, died at Sherman last night according to
information received by friends of the family here. The funeral is
scheduled to be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the
Baptist church in Blooming Grove.
Mr. Langston is well known in Navarro county where he has many
Nov 26, 1894 – July 18, 1918
Obituary moved to Fred
Idlett Biography page
Jan 29, 1885 - Jun 4, 1937
NAVARRO COUNTY NATIVE BURIED AT EMHOUSE SATURDAY
Mrs. Delia Hartley Montgomery, aged 52 years, native of Navarro
county, died at the family home, in Emhouse Friday afternoon at 4:10
o'clock. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock from the Baptist church at Emhouse with burial in the
Pattison cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins, pastor of the Midlothian
Baptist church, assisted by Rev. M. V. Bane, pastor of the Emhouse
Mrs. Montgomery was born at Blooming Grove, Jan. 29, 1885.
She was married to M. Montgomery June 10, 1907. She had resided in
the Emhouse community for more than 30 years.
Surviving are her husband, three sons, Ford Montgomery. Phoenix,
Ariz; Sam Montgomery, Dallas, and Roark Montgomery, San Francisco.
Calif.; three daughters. Mrs. Ethel Owen. Emhouse; Mrs. Neva
Chiapetti, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Linne Kate Montgomery, Emhouse;
three brothers, K. Hartley and Rufus Hartley, both of Blooming
Grove, and M. J. Hartley, Corsicana; a sister. Mrs. Henrietta
Warren, Blooming Grove; five nieces and
Pallbearers were C. B. Turner, G. R. O’Neal, C. D. Owen, Garvis Ray,
Artis Drain and Albert Collins.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Mar 22, 1868 - Jan 15, 1947
MRS. NETTIE GARVIN FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD THURSDAY
Mrs. Nettie Garvin, aged 78 years.
Long-time resident of Blooming Grove, died at the family home
Funeral services were held from the Central Baptist church of
Blooming Grove Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the
Lone Oak cemetery.
A native of Illinois. Mrs. Garvin had resided at Blooming Grove half
Surviving are a son, C. L. Garvin.
Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Burke, Ennis, and Mrs.
Ida McBroom, Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and
one great-great grandchild.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Sep 15, 1872 - Nov 10, 1957
Blooming Grove Rites For J. W. Harris, 85
J. Wesley Harris, 85, Las Cruces, N. M., former Navarro county
commissioner, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a
several months illness incident to a heart attack while visiting
Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church in
Blooming Grove Monday at 2 p.m with interment in
Rose Hill. The rites
were conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of the church.
Harris, a native of Louisiana, resided most of his life in the
Blooming Grove area where he was prominent in political, business
and other circles. He served several terms as commissioner from
Precinct 4 during the early 1930s. He had made his home in New
Mexico for a number of years and was a retired rancher.
Surviving are a son, Buford Harris, Las Cruces, N. M.; two
grandsons, James Buford Harris, Jr. and Robert Adren Harris, both of
Las Cruces; a sister, Mrs. Alpha Edwards, Houston; two nieces, Mrs.
Derward George and Mrs. R. W George, Jr., both of Corsicana; nephew,
Frank Harris, Emhouse and other relatives.
Pallbearers were E. Y. Cunningham, Maurice Young, Drew GilIen,
Cullen Dunn, R. W. George, Jr. and Derward George.