The 1948 Monarch
Year Book of Blooming Grove School
Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texas


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Front Cover

Inside Left & Inside Right cover
Picture of Blooming Grove High School

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1948 –The Monarch- Editor-
Wanda Westbrook, Business Manager – Glenn A. King

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The Forward- Picture of School Entrance

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Dedicated to Mrs. Ruth Ramsey (picture)

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Faculty – Superintendent –
J. T. Black, Grade School Principal – W. A. Haden, High School Principal& Coach – C. M. Darnell, Girls’ Athletic Director-Dorothy Harvard

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Faculty – Vocational Agriculture –
Ralph E. Page, Fourth Grade – Mrs. Hollis Pitts, Homemaking – Opel Allmon, Third Grade & Commercial – Mrs. Charles Thompson, English – Mrs. G. E. Ramsey, Sr., Second Grade – Mrs. C. M. Darnell, Mathematics – Ollie Campbell, First Grade – Mrs. Lula Westbrook, Spanish –Beatrice Price, Veterans’ Ag Class – W. P. Orme

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Senior Class – President –
Glenn King, Secretary – Wanda Westbrook, Vice- President – J. W. Perry, Treasurer – Thelma Ann Neal

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Seniors – Reporter –
Gerald Simpson, Joan Smith, Cecil Ruth Barnes, Bobby Harold McGraw, Edward Lee Hollingsworth, Dorothy McGraw, Billie Dean Cheek, Cleatus Putman

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Seniors –
Margaret Griffin, Fred Clay Barham, Thurman McGraw, Audry Sheppard, Willie Ruth Goodman, C. E. McSpadden, Cecil Staggs, LaVerne Minefee

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Seniors –
Leona Kupper, Donnie Crecelius, Billie Wilson, Amy Lou (Frederick) Adcock, LaVerne Turner, Carl Smith, James Grounds, Willie (Frederick) Woodland

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Juniors – President –
Billie R. Sewell, Secretary-Treasurer- Joe Bert Sissom, Vice President – Alan McCormick, Reporter – Betty Campbell

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Juniors – Watch-Dog –
William Ellis, Ina Ruth Garrison, Inez Garrison, Jackie Farmer, William Lynch, Mildred Curry, Alice Fern Grounds, Tillman Blake

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Juniors –
Frances Thomas, Stanley Roden, Wilburn Crawford, Betty Gardner, Doris Walker, School Mascot – Jack the G.I. Dog, Wade Barton, Picture of Junior Yell Leaders – Inez Garrison & Mildred Curry

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Sophomores – President –
Truman Rhodes, Secretary – Jamie Corbin, Vice President – Ted Spencer, Treasurer – Peggy Hollingsworth

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Sophomores – Reporter –
Artalissa Orme, Thomas E. Jordan, Betty Jean Melton, Wanda Jean Sheppard, Jackie Ray McGraw, Darrel Ray Hinkle, Billie Jean Tatum, Mary Nell McGraw

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Sophomores –
Aline Prince, Bobby Dan Thomas, Bruce Lane, Hazel Roberts, Wanda Lois Rhodes, Carl Warren, Syble Melton, Berta Ruth Gibson

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Freshmen – President –
Johnny Rhodes, Secretary/Treasurer – Charles Drew Gillen, Vice President – Ralph Dozier, Reporter – Charles Carroll

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Freshmen – Watch-Dog –
Donald Ray Holditch, Wilma Jean Tipping, Dwayne Walker, Charles Wesley Darnell, Darlene Melton, Robbie Nell Crawford, Ellis Armstrong, Benny Barnes, Hue Allen Marlowe, Mary Ann Smith

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Freshmen –
Jimmy Crawford, Charles Farmer, Adrelyn Westbrook, Dorothy Jean Hiler, Thomas Truelove, Calvin Curtis Cagle, Jo Ann Thomas, Joyce French, Dale Thomas, Robert Donowho

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Freshmen –
Donald Easterling, Sammie Beth Barham, Oleta Kitchens, Bill Hollingsworth, Wayne Earl Richards, Lon T. Smith, Clonnie Ray Robertson, Joe Dean Hill, Genelle Rhodes, Corley Moore

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Junior High Grades –
Jimmie Armstrong, Billie Dean Scoggins, Donald Ray Parrish, Jimmie Louise Ward, Claude Crabtree, Clara Ann Barham, Jerry Gillen, Lena Mae McGraw, Jackie Toten, Hershell Ryno, Joe Edd Kendall, Bob McGraw, Elizabeth Ellis, Raymon Gantt, Martha McCormick, Wendell McGraw, Florence Black, Billy Doyle Freeman, Quilla Van Varnell, Robert Neal, Gwendolyn Barton, Harold Tipping, Natalie Dozier, Otis Perry, Dan Pevehouse, Justin McSpadden, Helen Dozier, Jerry Garrison, Peggy Brister, James Yates, Billie Ruth Ellis, Carl Barham, Wanda Nell Haden, Jerry Staggs, Martha Orme, Calvin Melton, Carolyn Hinkle, Bobby Tipping, Jane BArham, Aldon Crecelius

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Junior High Grades –
Gwindle Minze, Katie Woodall, Rita McNutt, Dwaine Easterling, Jewell Prince, Jerry Jordan, Ellie Kitchens, Gerald Morton, Wynell Gilliam, Glyn Bolch, Calvin Garrison, Kathryn Frederick, Barbara Drake, Mary Slater, Will McGraw, Robert Lane, Marie Minefee, Bill Hollingsworth, Marcus Guthrie, Winona Roden, Barbara Hargis, J. H. Gorden, Robert Walker, Tommy Trussell, Autry Crawford, Charles Holditch, Merle McSpadden, Jimmy Thomas, Eugene Moore, Patsy Farmer, Barbara Hiler, Jimmy Woodland, William Barham, Kathryn McGraw, Donnie Gillen, Sammie Parrish, James Ellis, Eddie Mahone, Katie Cates, Gerald Gipson

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Fifth Grade –
Ercell Rasco, McCulloch, Montgomery, Hollis Hinkle, J. K. Melton, Cosia Burke, Parrish, Janis French, Margaret Ann Garner, Chapman, Fitzgerald, French, Mary Bess Spencer, Wanda Jones, Doris Ann Cates, Billie Ewing, Truman Armstrong, Bolch, Wanda Barham, Tillman Ferrell, Ray Loren Dunaway,  Billly Gene Kendall, Charles Ray Perry, Floyd Dean Wooten, Joe Haden, Charles Walker, Lonnie Allmond, Charles Wesley Peden, Absent – Clyda Jo Childress, Ronny Jordan, Lillie Klutts,  Carroll, Carroll, Carroll, Roy Roberts, Easterling, J. D. Warren, Toten, Teacher – W. A. Haden Fourth Grade – Doug Hiler, Thomas, Vaught, A. J. Herring, Bettie Jean Gillen, Gardner, Sue Gordon, Joan Hatley, James Jones, Dorman Allmond, Meta Ann Hargrove, Danny McSpadden, Lurene Crawford, Mary Farrald, Wendell Lee Richards, Peggy Flovin, Carolyn McCormick, Wood, Peggy Sue McGraw, Marie Ward, Mozelle Holditch, Dill, Absent – Doyle Prince, Maudie Kate Yates, Phillips, Teacher- Mrs. Hollis Pitts

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Third Grade –
Donald Merle Lewis, Billie Kitchens, Guthrie, Raymond Gorden, McGraw, John Reid, Leon Montgomery, Douglas Melton, Patsy Sue Dozier, Lucy Faye Brister, Whitener, Judith Gillen, Virginia Trussell, Macel Crawford, Dorothy Minefee, Fowler, Bobbie Marlowe, Clara Ann Montgomery, Margie Ann Orme, Rachel McGraw,Naomi Ellis, Roden,  Waldrop, Royce Adams, Joe Ellis, Elwyn Rhodes, Jane McGraw, Reba Nell Daniel, Middleton, Dixie Cates, Charles Edward Saunders, Gardner, Freddie Charles Southard, Neilan French, Teacher – Mrs. Charles Thompson Second Grade – Freddie Wiley, Thomas Sheppard, Leslie Barham, Roland Haden, Kent King, Donald Ray Adams, L. M. Tipping, Jerry McCulloch, Harold Don McGraw, Shirley McSpadden, Sandra Mahone, Lynda June Jordan, Ethel Diann McGraw, Peggy Smith, Sarah Jo Walker, Emma Bell Lane, Delores McGraw, Belva Jean Daniel, Velma Louise Ryno, Diane Hinkle, Mollie Dee Holliefield, Johnnie Denise Gilliam, Brenda Vera Dunaway, Linda Lou Turner, Tommy Barton, Donnie Kitchens, Barbara Ann Sheppard, Doris Annette Eddlemon, Mary Ann Herring, Mary Frances Tipping, Sandra Lou Hiler, Mary Vaught, Ruben Middleton, Clifford Bradley Dill, Absent – Nancy Jane Childress, Jessie Mae Green, Maxine Toten, Read, Hermon Carroll, Morris Lester  Teacher – Mrs. C. M. Darnell

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First Grade –
Larry Garrison, Dwayne Jones, Guthrie, Bobby Gene Barham, Herring, Charles French, McCurrin, Jane Minefee, Helen Bailey, Linda Richardson, Joyce Marie Moore, Donna Richardson, Dill, Dorothy Adams, Patsy Cobb, Alice Barham, Kenneth Southard, Brumbelow, Gorden, Johnnie Gillen, Ronny Hiler, Percy Morton, Robbie Jean Grounds, Gardner, Sudie Melton, Absent – Billy Wayne McGraw, Bobby Dan Bell, Ward Teacher – Mrs. Lula Westbrook Snap Shots

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Our Heart Throbs 

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Most Representative Girl –
Wanda Westbrook

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Most Representative Boy –
Glenn King

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Senior Class Favorites –
Gerald Simpson, Wanda Westbrook, Cleatus Putman, Junior Class Favorites – Ina Ruth Garrison, Billy Sewell

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Sophomore Class Favorites –
Peggy Hollingsworth & Jackie Ray McGraw, Freshman Class Favorites – Dorothy Jean Hiler & Wayne Earl Richards

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B. G. Football Sweetheart –
Wanda Westbrook

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Yell Leaders –
Jamie Corbin, Ina Ruth Garrison, Joan Smith, Mildred Curry

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Annual Staff – Editor-in-chief –
Wanda Westbrook, Business Manager – Glenn A. King,  Associate Editor – Joan Smith, Associate Business Manager – Gerald Simpson, Sponsor – Mrs. G. E. Ramsey, Sr., Assistant Sponsor – Mrs. Charles Thompson, Dorothy Jean McGraw, Bobby Harold McGraw, Billie Dean Cheek, Ted Spencer, Leona Kupper, Thelma Ann Neal

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Snap shots

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Senior Play –
J. W. Perry, Leona Kupper, Glenn King, Cecil Ruth Barnes, Dorothy Jean McGraw, Audry Faye Sheppard, Billie Dean Cheek, C. E. McSpadden, Gerald Simpson, Wanda Westbrook, Joan Smith, Billy Wilson, Bobby Harold McGraw,  Director – Mrs. G. E. Ramsey, Sr.

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One Act Play –
Ted Spencer, Wanda Westbrook, Joe Bert Sissom, Jamie Corbin, Ina Ruth Garrison, Artalissa Orme, Jackie Ray McGraw, Charles Wesley Darnell, Bruce Lane, Johnny Rhodes, Director – Mrs. G. E. Ramsey, Sr.

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Homemaking – President –
Joan Smith, Vice President – Jamie Corbin, Secretary/Treasurer – Adrelyn Westbrook, Reporter – Robbie Nell Crawford, Group Picture F.F.A – President –J. W. Perry, Vice President – Bobby Harold McGraw, Secretary/Treasurer – Billy Wilson, Reporter – Ted Spencer Group Picture

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Librarians –
LaVerne Minefee, Leona Kupper, Wanda Jean Sheppard, Peggy Hollingsworth, Billie Jean Tatum, Ina Ruth Garrison, Cecil Ruth Barnes, Adrelyn Westbrook, Thelma Ann Neal, Jamie Corbin Reporters – Betty Campbell, Dorothy Jean McGraw, Thelma Ann Neal, Bettie Melton, Merle McSpadden, Helen Joyce Dozier, Charles Carroll, Gerald Simpson, Neal, Sponsor – Beatrice Price

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Snap Shots

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Football –
Cecil Staggs, James R. Grounds, J. W. Perry, Alan McCormick, Fred Clay Barham, Billy Wilson

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Football –
Bobby Harold McGraw, Glenn King, Thurman McGraw, Tommy Jordan, Gerald Simpson, Cleatus Putman

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Football –
C. E. McSpadden, Donald Holditch, Joe Bert Sissom, Jackie McGraw, Charles Drew Gillen, Water Boy – Darrel Hinkle

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Football –
Ray Robinson, Thomas Truelove, Wayne Earl Richards, Ellis Armstrong, Charles Wesley Darnell, Coach – C. M. Darnell

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Girls Basketball – Co-Captains –
Wanda Westbrook & Dorothy Jean McGraw, Coach – Dorothy Harvard, Betty Jean Melton, Jamie Corbin, Wanda Jean Sheppard, Ina Ruth Garrison, Joan Smith, Dorothy Jean Hiler, Doris Walker, Mildred Curry, Wilma Tipping, Wanda Westbrook, Adrelyn Westbrook, Joann Thomas

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Boys Basketball – All District Champions – Co-Captains –
Gerald Simpson & Tommy Jordan Coach – C. M. Darnell, Charles Drew Gillen, Thurman McGraw, Alan McCormick, Wayne Earl Richards, Joe Bert Sissom, Billy Wilson, Glenn King

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Pep Squad & Yell Leaders Group Pictures

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Sports Snap Shots

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High School Girls Volley Ball Squad -   High School Boys Volley Ball Squad -  Grade School Girls Volley Ball Squad  -   Grade School Boys Volley Ball Squad, Group Pictures

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High School Girls Baseball Teams—High School Boys Baseball Teams – Grade School Girls Baseball Teams – Grade School Boys Baseball Teams, Group Pictures

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Grade School Boys Track Contestants – High School Boys Track Contestants – B. G. Lions Football Squad – B. G. Lions Starting Line, Group Pictures

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Sports Snap Shots

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Blank Sheet

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Ad –
Gillen & Brown Gro & Mkt.

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Ad –
Gillen Chevrolet Company

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Ad –
Patterson Food Market – R. S. High Insurance

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Ads –
Loyd’s Dry Goods – George Ward, Community Gin – Walker Hardware – Gene’s Cleaners

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Ads –
Garrison Bros. Gro. – Grove Home and Auto Store, Damon Holditch

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Ads –
The Blooming Grove Times, W. A. Crawford – First State Bank – Roger Elkins Club Cafι – Grove Theatre, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Thompson

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Ads –
McCormick Burial Association – Sissom’s Variety Store – Reid’s Drug Store – Goodrich Beauty Shoppe

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Ads –
Whorton Service Station –  Compliments : Dr. J. H. Barnebee, Loyd Simpson, L. L. Powell, Arnold A. Armstrong, J. M. Dyer

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Ad –
West End Flower Shop, Nanerl H. Holloway

Page 66
Ads –
Corsicana Dr. Pepper Bottling Company – Miles Furniture Store

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Ads –
Big Four Shoe Store – Gillen & Phillips Drug Store – Sam Daiches Jeweler – E. D. McCarver Corsicana Laundry & Cleaning

Page 68
Ads –
Griffin Tractor Company – Collins Street Bakery – Clowe Floral Company – Velvet Ice Cream

Page 69
Ads –
R. S. Reading – Coca Cola Bottling Co.  Autographs

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Publisher – The University Supply & Equipment Company

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Inside Left & Inside Right cover
Picture of Blooming Grove School

 Back Cover


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