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Ida Bell (Wray) Price
Feb 28, 1875 - Apr 26, 1951

Mrs. I. B. Price Services Friday
Mrs. Ida Bell Price, 75, died at her home in Blooming Grove Thursday night.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p. m. from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy L. Fielder, pastor of the church and Rev. T. R. Harrison, Baptist minister.
Surviving are two sons, Leo G. Price, Barry, and Willie D. Price, Houston; a daughter, Miss Beatrice Price, Blooming Grove; a grandson, Bobby Price, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Gilly Burris, Broken Bow, Okla., and a brother, George W. Wray, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Frank Pevehouse, J. E. Varnell, D. B. Watson, J. T. Black, A. D. Garrison and
Carl McGraw.
Corley directed.

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Pearl Olivia (Friday) Langston
Feb 7, 1891 - Aug 18, 1951

Tuesday Rites At
Blooming Grove
For Mrs. Langston
BLOOMING GROVE. Aug. 20— (Spl)—Mrs. Roy Langston, 60, lifetime resident of Blooming Grove, died suddenly at her home there Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a. m. from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove,
with Rev. W. C. Towns, pastor, and Rev. C. T. Brockette officiating.
Interment will be in the
Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Freeman of Fort Worth: a son, R. A. Langston,
now in the Air Force; four grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. J. T. Friday of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Erie Morgan of Arcadia, Mrs. A. S. Whorton of Henrietta and Mrs, T. C. McCain of Shreveport, La.; three brothers, Vesta Friday of Corsicana, Bryan Friday of Oklahoma City and John Friday of Lamarque.
Pallbearers will be Joe Comer, Jack Gillen, Alec Bryant, Arthur Garrison, Paul Russell and Gus Patterson.
McCormick Funeral Home will direct.

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Garland Cyrel King
Aug 9, 1912 - Oct 25, 1951

Garland C. King
Rites Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 26— (Spl.)—Garland C. King, 38, former resident of Blooming Grove, died at his home in Leesvllle, La., early Thursday.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church here at 2 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be in
Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy L. Felder, pastor.
King was an Instructor of mechanics and motors at Camp Polk, U. S. Army, Leesvllle, La.
Surviving are his wife, the former Inez Hiler of Blooming Grove; a son, Kent King; a daughter, Georgia K. King, all of Leesville; a brother, Ed King, Dallas; two half-sisters and a half-brother, all of Dallas.
McCormick will direct.

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Lou Velma (Crouch) Butler
Feb 11, 1882 - Apr 21, 1951

Mrs. W. A. Butler
Dies Saturday
Mrs. W. A. Butler, former resident of Blooming Grove, died in Austin Saturday morning. She is the mother of Hardy Butler of Commerce, formerly of Corsicana, and Mrs. Revis Perry of Blooming Grove.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, according to information from Blooming Grove Saturday morning, but burial will be at the West Navarro county community. Surviving arc several children and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Amalie (Balentine) Coates
Feb 8, 1891 - Jan 23, 1941

Automobile Accident Victim Buried Friday At Blooming Grove
BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 24 — Funeral services were held here Friday afternoon for Mrs. Amalee Ballentine Coats who was killed in an automobile wreck at Kingsville.
Survivors include her father, John L. Ballentine, Purdon; an aunt, Mrs. Charlie Smith of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

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Amalee Balentine Coats Buried Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Amalee Balentine Coats, aged 48, who died in a Corpus Christi hospital Thursday 1ast following an automobile accident near Kingsville, were held in the Methodist church at 3 p.m. Friday. Rev. Maggart B. Howell, assisted by Revs. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of Blooming Grove, and W. A. Fisher, pastor of the Methodist church of Purdon, conducted the rites.

She is survived by Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Balentine, of Purdon; one brother, Ray Balentine, of Corpus Christi; one sister, Nell Balentine, of Ft.
Worth; one half brother, Ralph Balentine, of Purdon, and an aunt, Mrs. Charlie Smith, Blooming Grove, and other rleatives.

Pallbearers were J. N. George, Blooming Grove; A. Bitner and Clyde Baldin, Purdon; Joe Joyce, Rex and Lawrence Smith, Dallas.

Mrs. Coats was born and reared in this community and leaves a host of friends who mourn her passing.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 31, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Elmo Abbott "Abb" Jordan
Jun 12, 1894 - Jul 16, 1941

BLOOMING GROVE GROCER DIES FROM ATTACK OF HEART
BLOOMING GROVE, July 17.— (Spl.)—E. A Jordan, about 48, well-known grocer, died with a hear-attack at his home here at 1 o'clock Thursday morning.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed shortly before noon Thursday.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lela Jordan, four sons, two daughters, mother, Mrs. Jerusha Jordan, Blooming Grove, and several brothers and sisters.
McCormick Funeral Service is in charge.

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Elmo Abbott "Abb" Jordan

E. A. Jordan Died Early Thursday

A pall of sorrow spread over our little city and community early Thursday morning as word passed from friend to friend of the sudden illness and death of my friend and your friend, E. A. Jordan, who died at his home about 1:00 o'clock Thursday morning.

Mr. Jordan was very congenial, a true friend to all, and every heart that knew him has been deeply grieved because of his passing.

Yes, we are going to miss Ab - miss him from his business, from his church, his lodge, the school, the Luncheon Club and the entire community. Miss him because he was a comrade, a friend loyal and true.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at 4 o'clock this afternoon (Friday) with Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor, conducting the rites, with interment in
Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lelia Jordan, four sons, E. A. (Buster) Jordan, James Lee, Jackie Dale and Tommy Jordan, two daughters, Gelene and JoAnn Jordan, all of Blooming Grove; his mother, Mrs. E. Y. Jordan, Blooming Grove; three brothers, T. E. Jordan, Corsicana; Lee Jordan, Van Alstyne; and Hanks Jordan, Ft. Worth; one sister, Jrs. J. W. Carroll, Blooming Grove.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jul 18, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
     

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Funeral For E. A. Jordan

Funeral services for E. A. Jordan, aged 47 years, who died at his home at one o'clock Thursday morning, July 18, were held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev. Maggart B. Howell conducting the rites, with Revs. Van P. Morrison, a former pastor, Robert Williams, pastor of the Central Baptist church, and W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisting.

Mr. Jordan was a native of Navarro county, was reared in the Barry community and with the exception of a few years his whole life was spent in Navarro county. For a number of years he had been in the grocery and market business in Blooming Grove, and was one of our most successful business men. He was very congenial, always willing to give his time and money to help a worthy cause. He was a kind loving father, and a friend to all.

Pallbearers were J. O. McSpadden, Earl Brown, J. P. Johnson, R. D. Garrison, W. A. Sloan and G. A. Patterson.

Members fo the Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the
Rose Hill cemetery where interment was made.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jul 25, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Thomas Randolph Jordan
Apr 10, 1962 - May 15, 1971

Jordan
Randy Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Jordan of Raymondville, will be buried at Blooming Grove Cemetery Monday following services at 4 p.m. in the Methodist Church there.
The child died Saturday at 1:50 in Corpus Christi Children’s Hospital.
Survivors include the parents; a sister, Donna; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Tom V. McMullan of Corsicana and Mrs. Lela Jordan of Blooming Grove; and other relatives.
Jordan is the former Athens and Brownsboro coach, who played football at Blooming Grove and Navarro Junior College.
The family asked that flowers not be sent but that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mrs. Leland Kattner is in charge of such donations.

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Card of Thanks
Please accept our sincere appreciation for your thoughtfulness during our recent loss of our loved one, Randy Jordan.
Your prayers, the food and flowers, and especially, the Memorial Contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Fund, means so much to each of us.
The Tom Jordan Family Mrs. Lela Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Tiny McMullan The Randolph McMullan's
The R.T. Curry's The Bug Paschal's

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William “Sam” Kagler, Sr.
Jan 3, 1893 - Apr 26, 1962

Sam Kagler, 68, Rites Sunday
BLOOMING GROVE, April 28 (Spl.) — Sam Kagler, 68, former resident of Blooming Grove, died Friday night in Taylor where he had resided for many years. He had been ill several months.
He came to Blooming Grove as a young child and moved to Taylor at about the age of 25 where he was engaged in the cleaning and pressing business.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from First Baptist church with the pastor, the Rev. George Bearden, officiating.
Burial will be in
Rose Hill cemetery, McCormick Funeral Service will direct.
He is survived by one son, Sam Kagler, Jr., U.S. Air Force, stationed in New York City; five brothers, R. L. Kagler of Blooming Grove, Ed and V. T. Kagler, both of Corpus Christi, W. L. Kagler of Waco and C. F. Kagler of Kenedy; and three sisters, all of Victoria.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Dale, Gilmer Sheppard, Ernest McGraw, Boyd Bryant, Loyd Frederick and D. W. Springer.

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Ruby (Hill) Kelsey
Dec 11, 1884 - Dec 20, 1955

Mrs. Ruby Kelsey Expires Tuesday
Mrs. Ruby Kelsey, former resident of Blooming Grove, died in Calvert Tuesday morning following a heart attack suffered Monday according to information received here. She was the widow of the late Dr. C. C. Kelsey. long-time Blooming Grove physician.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete Tuesday afternoon, but the rites will be held in Blooming Grove.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Weise. Calvert; four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. R. W. George. Sr., Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Vera Grant, Fort Worth.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Wednesday Rites
For Mrs. Kelsey
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Kelsey, 71, widow of the late Dr. C. C. Kelsey of Blooming Grove were held from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove Wednesday at 3 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev T. R. Harrison, pastor, and Rev. Cecil McBeth. pastor of the Calvert Baptist church. Burial was in
Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Kelsey died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Weise in Calvert Tuesday morning following a heart attack.
A native of the Blooming Grove area, Mrs. Kelsey resided in Navarro county until she moved to Calvert five years ago.
Surviving are her daughter of Calvert, four grandchildren, two sisters. Mrs. R. W. George, Sr.
Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Vera Grant, Fort Worth, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Ross Larson Amarillo; Ray Fisher, Amarillo; D W. George, Tyler; Sam Carroll Blooming Grove; R. W. George, Jr., Corsicana, and Hill Stubbs, Fort Worth.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Sidney Dowling Kelsey
Oct 1, 1915 - Sep 9, 1925

Blooming Grove Lad
Dies Dallas Hospital

Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove, Sept. 10, Sydney Dowling Kelsey, age 10 son of Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Kelsey, died Wednesday night in a sanitarium in Dallas where he had been taken for treatment. Funeral
services wore held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Baptist church here and was conducted by the pastor.

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Operated On In Sanitarium

Dr. Kelsey took Sydnie, his boy, to Dallas and had him operated on Tuesday in the Baptist sanitarium. Sydnie has had a nervous trouble for sometime and specialists held out one hope for relief which was to operate. Many friends of the family hope the operation may be successful and bring about the relief desired.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 11, 1925
  • Submitted by Karen Rost



Sidney Kelsey

Master Sidney Dowling Kelsey passed away Wednesday afternoon about 2 o'clock in the Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas. This untimely death followed one of the most delicate operations to which a person may be subjected. Dr. Small performed the operation, and the patient was on table two hours thirty-five minutes.

Sidney was the son of Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Kelsey and would have been ten years old October the 1st. As a prattling, cooing baby upon his mother's knee, the little man was as fine a specimen as ever gladdened the home of fond parents. Development was as perfect as the growth of a good cause. But the human body is frail at best, and one day, at the age of about two a mild, weak spasm broke unannounced into his childish plays. The babe was soon taking up where he had been forced to let loose. The parents were not alarmed. But a little later another came, and another, and they followed with added severity. Everything was done to bring permanent relief, but that which held out hopes proved to be only transitory. Specialists were frequently consulted and decisions followed, all unavailing. As a last resort came the operation, and here was revealed the real cause. But the ordeal was too great. Sidney had forfeited much of his strength in get-ready and when it came to receiving the shock and enduring for more than two hours and half the tax on his strength was more than he could stand.

It was a very sad death. Sidney told his Grandmother Hill as he went away to the sanitarium that he was going to come back to her in a few days "a well boy". He went on the operating table at 8 a.m., came out from under the influence of the anesthetic after the operation and was prefectly rational for hours, taking a turn for the worse about 1:30, passing out in a few minutes. Many went from here to Dallas as soon as they learned of the death and accompanied the hearse back, arriving here at 12 that night. The funeral took place at Central Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4, burial at
Rose Hill. Pastor Johnston made a feeling talk. The floral offering was very elaborate, testifying love and esteem.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 11, 1925
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Elnora Mattie (Savage) Massey
Apr 20, 1911 - June 11, 2011

Elnora Massey, 100, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Lavelle Layfield and Jimmy Glenn officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

Memorials my be made to the Friends of Kerens Library, 106 SE Second St. Kerens, Tx. 75144

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Reba Mae (Stepp) Cook
Oct 27, 1942 - June 10, 2011

Reba Mae Cook, 68, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 10, 2011, at her residence.

She was born October 27, 1942 to Franklin Stepp Sr. and Rena White Stepp in Kaufman. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

She is preceded in death by her father, Franklin Joseph Stepp; mother, Rena Mae Stepp; sister, Ella Louise Gentry; brothers, Larry Alan Stepp and James Avon Stepp.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Cook; sons and daughter-in-laws, Loyd and Cathy Selman of Corsicana, James Selman of Corsicana, Larry Selman of Katy and Kenneth Cook Jr. of Corsicana; sisters, Thelma Bolin and PW of Houston, Frankie Roch of Kaufman, Mary Basham of Corsicana, Franklin Stepp of Teague and Joe Bailey Stepp and Cindy of Corsicana; grandchildren, Bryan Selman and wife Monica of Corsicana, Heidi Elder and husband Kyle of Corsicana, Sara Selman and husband TC of Corsicana, Jacob Cook of Corsicana and James Selman Jr. of Corsicana; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, at the Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Elizabeth Farrar (Finch) Bolen
Jan 26, 1923 - June 9, 2011

Elizabeth Farrar Finch Bolen, 88, of Corsicana, went home to glory Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Heritage Oaks West.

She was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Mertens, to Rufus and Evelyn Finch. Beth Bolen was a soft spoken woman, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was known for her sweet smile and soft shoulder to any that needed one. Kind words, sympathetic heart, warm hugs, and shared tears describe her best.

Beth married her childhood sweetheart, Bill “Slim” Bolen on Feb. 28, 1942. Together they built a life spanning 60 years. They were devoted to each other, their children, family, friends, church, and community. Beth and Slim Bolen got it right and gave of themselves to others. A member of Northside Baptist Church for over 70 years, Beth was active in her service to the Lord, as a teacher, benevolent worker, and diligent prayer warrior. She and Slim were active lay persons in the Southern Baptist Convention traveling as far away as Australia and Canada, and throughout the U.S. spreading God’s word.

Beth gave to the community of Corsicana as executive secretary for the Family Service Department helping those less fortunate than herself for over 30 years. A charter in the American Business Women Association, she was voted “Woman of the Year” and elected as a life long member. She served on numerous community committees, boards, and councils. Tirelessly working for the betterment of Corsicana, she was a “pink lady” volunteer at the Navarro Regional Hospital, where she received her 6,000 hour pin for the countless smiles, greetings, visitor escorts, and assistance, as well as for many Christmas stockings provided for newborn babies.

In her “spare” time, she cooked meals for the sick, the bereaved, and for those that needed it, an extra smile was brought into their home. Whether it was cookies for the Northside Church deacons or a special dish for someone, the secret ingredient was Beth Bolen’s love, as represented in the Bible where it says, “Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own good works praise her in the gates.” — Proverbs 31:31.

Beth is preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Bill “Slim” Bolen; son, William Andy Bolen; parents, Rufus and Evelyn Finch; sisters, Ruth Watts and Mary Goodman; and by her brothers, Hall Finch and Mutt Finch.

She is survived by her daughters, Anita Fox and husband Terry of Texarkana, Texas, and Marinette Cowley and husband Loyd of Alvarado, Texas; Donald Bolen of Harker Heights, Texas; grandchildren, Aaron Flinchum, Amanda Flinchum, Aric Oliphant and Andrew Oliphant; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald Finch, Ronnie Dale Finch, Richard Dean Pritchett, George Ganze, Linus Flinchum, and Gary Oliphant. Honorary Pallbearers are Joe Hambrick, Fred Rasmussen, Ed Forby, and Joe Mitchell.

Memorials may be made to the “Growing Youth Fund” at Happy Hill Baptist Church, 7900 E. FM 917, Alvarado, TX 76009, or to the “Benevolence Fund” at Faith Chapel Pentecostal Church of God, 5311 Poole Rd., Texarkana, AR 71854.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Barbara (Sherrard) Wright
June 28, 1938 - June 5, 2011
 

Barbara Wright, 72, of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

She was born on June 28, 1938, in Corsicana to parents, Roland Sherrard Sr. and Nellie B. Fitzgerald
As a child, spending the summer at her grandmaw Fitzgerald’s farm was a memory she shared with loved ones. As a teenager, Barbara enjoyed going to the movies to escape the heat. When she was eighteen, she met her “Mr. Wright” and had three beautiful daughters, Camile, Connie, and Cathy. She loved to take her daughters on vacation and was very involved in their sports activities.

In their later years, the couple bought lakeside property to do what they loved most, fishing, hunting, and watching wildlife. A self-taught naturalist, she loved the outdoors. Barbara was a selfless person that spent many years caring for her husband when he became ill, never leaving his side. After his passing, she ventured out with her daughters, making wonderful memories. Barbara loved to cook for holidays and passed down her treasured recipes to keep her legacy going. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Barbara led her life in a manner that was a wonderful example to all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Cecil L. Wright; parents, Roland and Nellie Sherrard Sr.; and by her brother, Roland Sherrard Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Camille McCain and husband Mickey of Corsicana, Connie Harrison of Carrollton, and Cathy Smith and husband Jeff of Waller; grandsons, Sloane McCain and wife Candace of Corsicana, and Chip Harrison of Carrollton; granddaughters, Riccie Garano and husband Andrew of Austin, Tiffany Broxson and husband Matthew of White Deer, and Heather Marie Harrison of Austin; great- granddaughters, Tatum Broxson of White Deer and Josie Garano of Austin; great-grandsons, Tyler McCain of Corsicana, Antino Garano of Austin, and Slade McCain of Corsicana; sisters, Jodie Barlow of Corsicana, and Dale Ivie of Houston; brothers, Cody Sherrard of Wills Point and Everett Sherrard of Dallas; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and her best friend, Nancy Warren of Palestine.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charky Marquis officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chip Harrison, Tyler McCain, Sloane McCain, Andrew Garano, Matt Broxson, and Wendall Warren.

Memorials may be made to Lone Star Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 313, Corsicana, TX 75151.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jun 9, 2011
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Cecil L. Wright - d/o Roland Sherrard Sr. and Nellie B. (Fitzgerald) Sherrard
    Barbara (Sherrard) Wright

L. Margaret (Gary) Strickland
Jan 1, 1922 - June 4, 2011

L. Margaret Strickland, 89, passed away June, 4, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

She was born Jan. 1, 1922, to Tillie Alice and Ernest Lowery Gary in Corsicana. Margaret graduated from Petersburg High School, earned a Bachelors Degree from Texas Tech University, and her Masters Degree from the University of North Texas. She formerly resided in Dallas for 56 years and taught in the Dallas Independent School District for 32 years. She volunteered at Doctor’s Hospital for 18 years and taught Sunday school to 3-year-old children at Casa Linda United Methodist Church. Margaret resided at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana for the last three years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. She was a beautiful Christian lady with a kind and gentle spirit who dearly loved her family and friends and she will be greatly missed by all. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Kent Rogers, the staff and residents at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, and the members of First United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband of 58 years, Freeman “Strick” Strickland.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherry and son-in-law Tommy Stewart; daughter, Susan Patterson, Robert Isaacson; grandson, Michael Stewart; granddaughters, Teresa Stewart, and Kellye Patterson; great-grandson, Hunter Green; she is also survived by numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Pallbearers will be Tommy Stewart, Robert Isaacson, Chris Griffith, Chris Speaks, Scott Paradise, and Hunter Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Carrol Wilson, Weldon McClung, and Donald Whittington. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Restland Memorial Cemetery in Dallas, with the Rev. J. I. Minor officiating.

Memorials may be made in Margaret’s memory to Cook Children’s Hospital, 801 Seventh Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Michael Lee Patrick
Aug 4, 1970 - June 5, 2011

Michael Lee Patrick, 40, went to be with the Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 5, 2011.

He lived his young life in Navarro County, graduating from Dawson High School in 1988 where he played quarterback for the bulldogs. After graduation he moved to the Dallas /Fort Worth area and became a master installation electronic technician. Michael was a devoted son, brother, and dad. His greatest accomplishment was his two sons, Daemon and Daxton. Michael also loved to sing and play guitar. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include his dad, Terry L. Patrick of Ennis; mother and step-father, Brenda and Don Barron; brothers, Terry L. Patrick and wife Monica and their son Tanner of Rice, and Devon Patrick and wife Krystal and their son Kadon of Corsicana; uncles, Ronnie Tanner and wife Karen of Fairfield, and Elmer Tanner and wife Mandy of Retreat; aunt, Rita Warrington of Minnesota; he is also survived by numerous cousins and friends.

A private family memorial will be held Saturday at Northside Baptist Church with Ronnie Tanner and Pastor Rick Lamb officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patricia (Sisco) Ross
Nov 15, 1956 - May 28, 2011
 

Patricia Ross, 54, of Rose Bud, Ark., formerly of Corsicana, passed from this life on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

She was born Thursday, Nov. 15, 1956, in Seguin, to Osby Owen and Margaret Mary Vollmar Sisco. Mrs. Ross was a member of the Sidon Baptist Church and a former member of Peoria Baptist Church in Peoria.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Sisco; and one grandson, Christopher Glen Bush Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Milton Ross of the home; son, Daniel Bayless of Kansas City, Miss.; daughter, Robin L. Bush of Rose Bud; father, Osby Sisco of Hohenwald, Tenn.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Thomas and Cindy Roseberry, both of Groesbeck; brother, Thomas Sisco of Whitney; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Sidon Baptist Church in Rosebud, Ark., with Bro. Norman Miller officiating. Interment was at Sidon Cemetery in Rosebud, Ark.

Arrangements by family members.

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Dorothy Dee (Burney) Auerbach-Phillips
Aug 14, 1921 - June 5, 2011

Dorothy Phillips, 89, of Kerens, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Hico, to Joseph Blair Burney and Beulah Cora Lynch Burney.

Survivors include her five children; Brenda and husband Larry Fields, Glen and wife Joan Auerbach, Debbie and husband Bruce Edrington, Gary Auerbach, and Ricky and wife Cathy Auerbach; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Armstrong, Jeremy Spicer, Billy Brewer, Buddy Lassiter, Floyd Henderson, Bruce Franklin, and Jason Crutcher.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Ruth (Buchanan) Watkins
Nov 24, 1921 - June 5, 2011

Corsicana —Ruth Watkins, 89, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She was born Nov. 24, 1921, to Rosa Etta and Bonnie Frank Buchanan in Whitman. Mrs. Watkins was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and of The Corsicana Country Club.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paige Watkins; and son, Barry Watkins.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Watkins; brother, Son Buchanan and wife Narnie; sister, Bonnie Thompson and husband Jim; sister-in-law, Gertrude Walker; she is also survived by several nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Darla Blatnik officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Eula Mae (Decker) Boyd
March 4, 1922 - May 31, 2011

Corsicana —Eula Mae Boyd, 89, passed away peacefully at her home in San Leon, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, after a short battle with cancer.

She was born March 4, 1922, in Boswell, Okla. Eula Mae grew up in the oilfields of Mildred. She lived all but the last six years in Corsicana, where she owned and operated Taylor Studio as a professional photographer. Eula Mae loved to dance and was always the life of the party. She will be missed but never forgotten.

Eula Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Zack Boyd; and by her brother, William B. “Red” Decker.

Survivors include her daughter, Robbie and son-in-law Philip Tharp III; niece, Nita Minchen; she is also survived by her nephew, Johnny B. Decker.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Resthaven Memorial Park, with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jon David "Bo" Soape
Oct 21, 1959 - June 1, 2011

Corsicana —Jon David "Bo" Soape, resident of Dublin, Georgia and formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday June 1, 2011 at the age of 51. A family gathering will beheld at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home on Monday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be a held at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011.  Arrangements under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Charlie M. Savage
Feb 2, 1915 - May 16, 2011

Corsicana — Charlie M. Savage, 96, of Cedar Hill, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, at a Lancaster nursing facility. Memorial graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Lawrence Cemetery near Navarro Mills Lake near Dawson. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Wendell Gerald Lockhart
Nov 11, 1921 - June 2, 2011

Mr. Wendell G. Lockhart, 89, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at his residence in Corsicana.

He was born on November 11, 1921.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Otis Conner officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Allen Ray Fleenor
Oct 21, 1948 - June 2, 2011

Corsicana — Allen Ray Fleenor, 62 of Mildred left this world to be with his heavenly father June 2, 2011.

Allen was born Oct. 21, 1948, in Sullivan County, Tenn., to Eugene and Flora May Fleenor. He was self employed for many years since coming back from Vietnam. He resided in Texas mainly in Mildred. He was an avid outdoorsman. His first love was his children, grandchildren and wife, Bettie Mae Fleenor. He never met a stranger. He could tell the tallest tales when it came to fishing and hunting but he was very good at his sport. There wasn’t a fish he couldn’t catch or a coon he couldn’t tree. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He was always willing to help anyone down on their luck if he could.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Flora Fleenor; and two brothers, Larry and David Fleenor.

Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Bettie Fleenor; daughter, Crystal Price and husband Scotty; sons, Shane Dickerson and wife Jodi, and Clay Fleenor and wife Liz; grandchildren, Megan Weldon, Dusty Price, Sammantha Dickerson, Dalton Dickerson and Payton Dickerson, all of Mildred, and Dakota, Colton and Triston Fleenor all of Oak Valley; one great grandchild, Kaitlyn. Bye Pops we will miss you!

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mattie C. Curry
Feb 25, 1922 - May 28, 2011

Corsicana —Mattie C. Curry, 89, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

She was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Corsicana. She was a member of 2nd Mission Baptist Church where she served with the Senior Choir, Abyssinian Club, Youth Director of 2nd Mission and the Harmony District Association. She was a child evangelist and received her ongoing training from Child Evangelist Headquarters. Mrs. Curry won the “Miss Silver Fox Beauty Pageant” at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Odessa Rhodes and Kaye Gardner; husband, Pastor Emeritus Paul Curry; sons, C.J. Curry and Jessie Curry.

Survivors include her daughters, Pauline Wilson of Madera, Calif., and Ora Slaughter of DeSoto; eight grandchildren, Leonetti Slaughter, Lisa Curry, Sonya Slaughter, Deborah Curry, Darrell Curry, Jeffery Curry, Harvey Slaughter II and Courtney Wilson; daughter-in-law, Ruby Curry of DeSoto; six great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 2nd Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry L. Polk officiating.

Pallbearers will be the Deacons of 2nd Mission Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Richard Lawrence Tennison
About 1948 - May 30, 2011

Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — Richard Lawrence Tennison, 63, of Frost, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, Dawson. Interment will follow at Farmersville Cemetery, Dawson. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Cornelia "Connie" (Walker) Burdine
Sept 20, 1920 - May 30, 2011

Corsicana — Cornelia Burdine passed away May 30, 2011. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, 6000 S. RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas. Funeral services will be at noon on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, Dallas. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield, with a family visitation to follow. Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home and Cemetery, Dallas.

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Carlton Eugene "Moose" Taylor
Feb 7, 1946 - May 28, 2011

Corsicana —Carlton Eugene “Moose” Taylor passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the age of 65.

Born in Corsicana, he was raised in the Dawson area. Carl graduated from Dawson High School and attended Navarro College. Active in his community, he was a member of the Optimist Club and served as President of the Corsicana Tiger Booster Club. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and soccer for a number of years. He had a passion for sports. He loved football, baseball, and most of all drag racing. Later in life, he discovered darts and became a very skilled player, winning many awards.

In his professional career, he was a successful insurance agent for many years. He was a top producer for several companies and was rewarded with many trips. He loved to travel and shared these special memories with family.

His “dream” job began as a hobby. He enjoyed working at the Texas Metorplex in Ennis for over 20 years. He served in many capacities, his favorite as starter. This opened the door for him to work for the National Hot Rod Association. He was privileged to travel with NHRA touring the country working many races and events. His biggest thrill was working with his close friend and mentor Buster Couch, starter for NHRA.

He was very proud of his sons and adored his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ona Mae and Carl Steen Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha; son, Christopher Taylor and his wife Christie of North Richland Hills; son, Todd Taylor and his wife Nicole of Trophy Club; and grandchildren, Brendan and Sydney Taylor of North Richland Hills. Carl is also survived by Stevie Taylor of Dawson and Cole Taylor of Powell; numerous friends and extended family.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the team of doctors and nurses who took wonderful care of him during his stay at Parkland Hospital ICU, and a special angel, Brandy Tarvin Ray.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with NHRA Chaplain Mike Fulfer and Racers for Christ Chaplain Craig Garland. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Covington, Trey Hardeman, Bob Heard, Stan Lawhon, Richie Price, Allen White, Danny Rager, Roger Tarvin, Randall Lewis and Tommy Jenkins

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Florence (Boyte) Franks
Feb 24, 1922 - May 29, 2011

Beloved Mother, (Me Maw), friend, Mary Franks, entered the Gates of Heaven on May 29, 2011.

She was born Feb. 24, 1922, to Oscar and Alice Boyte, near Love Bridge. She married Roy Eugene Franks, on June 3, 1939. From this union she had seven children. As they married, she welcomed their spouses as her own. They are Martha Northern and husband Donald, who died in 1991, Glenda and Jerry Robinson, Shirley and Leonard Yarbrough, Roy Eugene Franks Jr. and wife Patricia, Clyde and Shirley Ann Franks, Sue and Wayne Lancaster, all of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband “Gene” and her youngest son, Ray, who was killed in an oil field accident in 1985.

She leaves behind grandchildren Donald Jr., Donise, Aaron, Lance, Lori, Gene, Sherry, Rene', Kristie, Reagan, Neal, Michael, Herman Jr., Mary Helen, Johnny, Wayne Jr., Joyce, Jerry, Jesse, and Christopher; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She is also survived by one sister, Rebecca McGregor of Gatesville.

She had a sweet and gentle spirit and found good in everyone and beauty in all of God's Creation. She kept this attitude until the day she left us with our precious memories of her. She frequently murmured “thank you Jesus.” We echo that thank you Jesus for our Mother.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Franks officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gene Yarbrough, Michael Franks, Neal Franks, Lance Northern, Herman Forstmann and Johnny Forstmann.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Martha Irene (Lewis) Ashe
May 10, 1939 - May 27, 2011

Irene Ashe, 72, of Baytown passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, in a Lufkin hospital.

Mrs. Ashe was born and raised in Houston. At the age of 20, she graduated from Rice Institute with highest honors. She went on to earn Master's degrees in Elementary Education and Library Science. She had a long, successful career as an elementary school teacher and school librarian. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling, genealogical research, and spending time with her family. She was actively involved with the Baytown Area Quilt Guild, the Double Nickel Club, Plumwood Crime Watch, BARSEA, the Greater Houston Puppetry Guild, the Baytown Genealogical Society, the Goose Creek Chapter of the DAR, and the Houston Storytellers Guild. She also volunteered at Harlem Elementary's Reading Lab.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Harmon Ashe Jr.; and daughter, Martha Ashe.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Wooster of Baytown; son and daughter-in-law, James and Carolyn Ashe of Vienna, Va.; and grandsons, Cameron Kolaja of Houston, Colton Kolaja of Austin, and James Ashe and William Ashe, both of Vienna, Va.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., in Baytown.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Eureka Cemetery in Eureka.

Pallbearers will be Cameron Kolaja, Colton Kolaja, James Ashe, William Ashe, David Bonner and David Lipscomb.

In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the Eureka Cemetery Association Trust Fund, 400 Southeast County Road 3020, Corsicana, TX 75109.

Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Baytown.

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Lula M. (Harper) Thompson
Jul 10, 1875 - Nov 13, 1956

Blooming Grove
Resident Dies
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 13-- (Spl) — Mrs. Lula H. Thompson, 81, native of Barry, died at her home here early Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held sometime Wednesday afternoon from the First. Christian church with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chuck Mull, pastor.
Surviving are two sons, W. H. Thompson, Kerens, and S. D. Thompson, Ontario, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Alena Wright, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Louise Guerra, Rio Grande City; six grandchildren, one great- grandchild and five sisters and a brother who reside in Oklahoma
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Wednesday Services For Mrs. Thompson At Christian Church

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula H. Harper Thompson, 81, who died at her home here early Tuesday, were held at the First Christian Church Wednesday at 3 p.m.  The Rev. Chuck Mull, pastor, conducted the rites.

Mrs. Thompson, wife of the late John M. Thompson, was a native of Barry, but had resided in Blooming Grove for many years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are two sons, and S. D. Thompson, Ontario, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Alene Wright, Blooming Grove; and Mrs. Louise Guerra, Rio grande City; 6 grandchildren, 1 greatgrandchild, 5 sisters, and 1 brother, all of Oklahoma.

Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery with McCormick directing.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 16, 1956

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Connie Saunders
Aug 6, 1900 - Feb 28, 1962

Blooming Grove
Officer Dies
Of Heart Attack
BLOOMING GROVE, March 1—(Spl.)—Connie Saunders, 61, city marshal and farmer, died of a heart attack at his home in the Lone Cedar community Wednesday afternoon.
Dr. J. J. Sheppard, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of "death from natural causes" following an investigation.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p. m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. George F. Bearden, pastor.
The Frost IOOF Lodge will provide pallbearers and conduct graveside services, Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Saunders, Blooming Grove; a stepson, Thurman Neely, Plainville, Kan.; nine brothers, Hadley Saunders, Fort Worth; Albert and Sammie Saunders, county commissioner, both of Blooming Grove; Elzie Saunders, Red Oak; J, I. and Sewell Saunders, both of Corsicana; Herschel and Ewell Saunders, both of Waxahachie; and Bonnie Saunders, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Haynie Milne; two grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Walter Jefferson Sheffield
May 21, 1881 - Dec 16, 1951

W. J. Sheffield
Dies Recently
BOOMING GROVE, Dec. 20 — (Spl)--Out-of-town relatives and friends here due to the death of W. J. Sheffield, 70, who died Sunday, included three daughters, Mrs. Euel Sanders, Waxahachie; Mrs. Milton Eglin, Van Horn, and Mrs. Leon Crouch, Dallas; a son, Wayne Sheffield, Dallas; a nephew, Jess Dorsey, Blooming Grove; two brothers, Robert Sheffield and wife, Mildred, and F. D. Sheffield and wife, Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. Thurmon Henderson and son, Palestine; Mrs. Wayne Gray and C. E. Sheffield, Fort Worth; R. E. Frederick, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Frederick, Mrs. Houston Garrison, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. O, C. Frederick, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Frederick, Jr., all of Waco.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Howard, Milford; Mr. and Mrs. Bill McGraw, Barry; Mr. and Mrs. Earl McGraw and Mr. and Mrs. Erwin McGraw, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Joe McGraw, Cleburne; Mrs. Bundy Littlejohn and daughter, Milford; Mrs. Madge Howard, Dawson.
Mrs. Ruby Smith, Fort Worth; Bobbie Mitchell, Virginia; Mrs. Frances Powell and Mrs. Sam Barham and daughter, Dallas; Rev. and Mrs. Roney, Mrs. Fred Gaston, Mrs. Robert Taylor, Mrs. Carl Worthing, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Campbell and children, Mrs. Lottie Sanders, all of Waxahachie; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Sewell Sanders, Barry; Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie Sanders, Frost; Haskell Thompson, Kerens; Rev. Charlie Hall, Ferris, and Mrs. Dee Pullins, Prairie Hill.
Mrs. Sheffield was the former Miss Bertha Frederick of Blooming Grove. They were married May 22, 1905.

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Wilene (Farmer) Sheppard
Oct 15, 1925 - Nov 17, 1969

Mrs. Sheppard
Services Held
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Wilene Sheppard, Rt. 1 Purdon, who died in Memorial Hospital from injuries received in a traffic accident Monday morning.
The Rev. W. R. Upton officiated and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. {see notes}
Surviving are her husband, D. E. Sheppard of Purdon; a son, Gary Don Sheppard and a daughter, Kyra Sheppard of Purdon; three brothers, Hubert Farmer of Corsicana, Clifton and Don Farmer of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Orlena Hatley of Fort Worth; her father, C. A. Farmer of Barry.
Pallbearers were A. H. Asby, Cecil Blye, J. H. Leemar, Clyde Cockrell, Jessie Lee Young and Leon Phillips.

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Jester Hineyard “Jack” Frederick
Oct 15, 1898 - Sep 22, 1931

BLOOMING GROVE MAN KILLED RESULT OF FALL IN TYLER
BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 23.— (Spl.) — Funeral services for J. H. Frederick, age 33, who was killed Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock when he fell 65 feet from a scaffold on which he was working for the Texas Construction Company at Tyler, were held at the Central Baptist church here at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. Cagle, Baptist minister of Frost.
Full details of the accident were not available here Wednesday morning but Mr. Frederick was reported to have lived two hours following the accident.
Surviving are his wife and two small children, three brothers, Otho Frederick, Blooming Grove; R. E. Frederick. Dallas; Wayne Frederick, San Antonio; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Howard, Milford; Mrs. Lace McGraw, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Walter Sheffield, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Cleve McCracken, Blooming Grove; and Mrs. Frank White, San Antonio.
He had been a resident of Blooming Grove all his life and was well known in this section of the county.
The body was brought overland by the McCormick Funeral Service and the funeral was directed by that concern.

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Jim Phillips
Feb 10, 1891 - Apr 12, 1924

MAN WANTED HERE ON MURDER CHARGE HAS BEEN ARRESTED
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ROY HIGH ALLEGED HAVE KILLED JIM PHILLIPS SEVERAL YEARS AGO

Roy High, white man, has been arrested at Fort Stockton and will be returned to Corsicana where he will face trial for murder connection with the death of Jim Phillips. Phillips is said to have died from the effects of wounds received on the head when he was struck by a pistol in the hands of the accused at Navarro, in the oil fields, December 3, 1923. Phillips sustained a crushed skull from which he died several months later.
Deputy Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse went to Fort Stockton to bring the accused man back to Corsicana Wednesday morning. High was arrested several days ago.
Phillips had resided in the Blooming Grove community for a number of years prior to his securing of a job in the oilfield.
High was indicted for murder soon after the death of Phillips.

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James Ash Tipping
Apr 27, 1876 - Aug 8, 1962

J. A. Tipping Heart Victim On Wednesday
James A. Tipping, 88-year-old retired Blooming Grove farmer, was dead on arrival of a heart attack at Memorial hospital Wednesday at 9 a.m. in a McCormick ambulance.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon at the McCormick Funeral Service in Blooming Grove but will be held from the First Christian church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
A native of Ellis county, he had resided in the Blooming Grove area most of his life.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; three sons, W. O. and Eldon G. Tipping, both of Synder, and Gerald C. Tipping, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. R. D. Garrison, Blooming Grove; two brothers, Robert E. Tipping, Blooming Grove, and Tom Tipping; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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J. A. Tipping Rites Friday

BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 9 (Spl)—Funeral services for James A. Tipping, 86-year-old farmer who was dead of a heart attack Wednesday morning on arrival at Memorial Hospital, will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Christian church.

The Rites will be conducted by Rev. Claude A. Weingand, Fort Worth, former pastor of the local church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; three sons, W. O. and Eldon G. Tipping, both of Snyder, and Gerald C. Tipping, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. R. D. Garrison, Blooming Grove; two brothers, Robert E. Tipping, Blooming Grove, and Tom Tipping, Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and other relatives including a number of nephews.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Garrison, Lee Brashear, C. L. Saunders, Albert Saunders, Sam Barham and Dorsey McGraw.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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James William “Bill” Yancey
Jul 10, 1878 - May 14, 1956

J. W. Yancey Dies In Ennis Monday
J. W. Yancey, former resident of Tupelo, died in the IOOF Home at Ennis Monday night.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the, Keever Chapel in Ennis with burial in Blooming Grove with IOOF services at the grave. Rev. Roy Langston, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Ennis, conducted the rites.
Yancey entered the Home last December. He formerly was a deputy sheriff of Ellis County and Ennis City Marshall and had been a member of the Ennis IOOF Lodge for a number of years. He was a past grand and a former district deputy grandmaster in the IOOF.
Surviving are a brother and several step-children.
Corsicana Odd Fellows attending the rites included W. A. McPherson, Lloyd Chambliss, C. W. Lunn, George Hodge, Fred Q. Brooks and Frank Ewing.

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Frank Rutledge Willeford
May 14, 1898 - May 10, 1962

F. R. Willeford
Dies Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE, May 11 — (Spl.)— Frank R. Willeford, native of Blooming Grove and long-time resident of Malone, died Thursday night in the Veteran’s Administration hospital at Temple following an extended illness, he was 63.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the McCormick chapel with Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor, First Methodist church, Blooming Grove, officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Willeford was the son of the late John and Mattie Simpson Willeford. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the Navy. He had resided in Malone about 30 years.
Surviving are his widow, Margaret Willeford, and one sister, Mrs. Gussie Dunbar, Henderson.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Louis Greene Walker
Mar 7, 1921 - Jun 13, 1922

BLOOMING GROVE NEWS.
(Blooming Grove Times.)

Louise Walker Dead
Little Louise Greene Walker aged 15 months, passed away at the St. Paul sanitarium in Dallas last Tuesday night at 9 o’clock.
Interment was made at Rose Hill Cemetery at 4 o’clock Thursday evening, Rev. Clark officiating.
The many friends of Mr. J. E. Walker and wife, the bereaved parents, and the surviving loved ones, extend their sympathy in this hour of sadness.

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Sophia Rodricus Bonnie (Via) Roberts
Jan 23, 1889 - Jul 20, 1962

Mrs. Roberts Services Held
Graveside rites for Mrs. John Roberts, formerly of Blooming Grove and Frost, who died in a Houston hospital Friday, were held Monday at 3 p. m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Ingram, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.
Mrs, Roberts resided at Huntsville where an earlier service was held.
Surviving are her husband, Huntsville; a son, John Roberts, Jr., Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Jones, Huntsville, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Nettie Lula (Lambert) Rohus
Oct 26, 1892 - Dec 25, 1928

FROST WOMAN IS FOUND DYING AT HOME WEDNESDAY
FROST. Dec. 26.—(Spl.) - Funeral services for Mrs. Andy Rohus. age thirty-six years who died suddenly Wednesday morning at her home about two and one-half miles north of here, will be held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Rohus was found by members of the family before she died but death occurred before aid could arrive. A bottle, said to have contained poison, was found near by.
She is survived by her husband, five children and her parents.

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Parthania Agnes "Partha" (Carroll) Sewell
Jul 12, 1887 - Apr 3, 1972

Judge's Mother Dies Here at 84
Mrs. Partha Agnes Sewell, 84, native and lifelong Blooming Grove resident, and mother of District Judge James Sewell, died early Monday in Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Her husband, Jay L. Sewell, Sr., preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1969. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carroll. Mrs. Sewell was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Ken James, officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
She is survived by two sons, Judge James Sewell of Corsicana, and Jay L. Sewell, Jr., of Midland; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Fred McGraw, Drew Gillen, A.D. Garrison, Edward Melton, Delma Tipping, Dr. Ray Carroll and Dr. James D. Carroll and Doris Eddlemon.

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Sarah Frances "Fannie" (Williams) Smith
Feb 28, 1861 - Aug 20, 1915

DIED AT BLOOMING GROVE.

Venerable Lady Passes Away After Long and Useful Life.

Mrs. Sarah Smith, aged 84 years, the venerable mother of Mrs. J. L.Harris of Blooming Grove, died at the home o£ her daughter there Sunday night and the remains were interred yesterday.
The deceased had been a most useful woman in her young days and was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends.

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Ethel Wade (Carden) King
Mar 8, 1890 - Jan 10, 1958

Mrs. George King
Rites Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE. Jan. 11 — (Spl.)—Mrs. George King, 67, the former Ethel Wade Carter, died of a heart attack at her home here Friday.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor.
Surviving are her husband of Blooming Grove; two sons, Glen Arthur King and Ray E. King, both of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Harry T. Brown, Alice; a sister, Mrs. Glen Johnson, Dallas; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be T. E. Northern, Gilmer Sheppard, Drew Gillen, J. H. Haggard. Charles D. Gillen and R. Bruce McCormick.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Anna Elizabeth "Bettie" (Carroll) Neal
May 18, 1886 - Sep 29, 1952

Mrs. Tom Neal Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie E. Neal. 66, were to be held today, Tuesday, at 4 p. m. at Central Baptist church. Blooming Grove, with interment at Rose Hill. She died late Monday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. T. R. Harrison, Baptist minister, will be assisted by the Rev. Pat Brown. Methodist minister, in the services.
Survivors are a daughter. Miss Thelma Ann Neal, a member of the faculty of Sam Houston elementary grade school: a son, Robert Lee Neal: two brothers, Reuben Carroll of Blooming Grove and A. L. Carroll of Mullin: three sisters, Mmes. Joe M. Brown, D. C. Crouch and W. D. Allen, all of this city.
Pallbearers were to be Drew Gillen. Bruce McCormick. John T. Black, Hollis Pitts, Buster Warren, Miller Reid, and Paul Russell, all of Bloominc Grove, and C. E. McWilliams. McCormick Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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John Richard Perry
Mar 27, 1850- Sep 28, 1927

AGED CONFEDERATE VETERAN BURIED IN BLOOMING GROVE
Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove, Texas, Sept. 29. — John Richard Perry, age 77 years, a Confederate veteran, died at his home here Wednesday night at 8 o'clock and the funeral services were held at the Methodist Church here Thursday afternoon at 3:30 and were conducted by Rev. W. A. Wagner, pastor.
Deceased is survived by his wife and seven children.
Mr. Perry was born in Marshall county, Tennessee and came to Blooming Grove in 1891. He was married to Mary Kirkland in 1884.

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In Memory
J. R. Perry of Blooming Grove died September 28, at 7:19 o’clock. He had been in bad health nearly two years but he was so kind and bore his suffering so patiently. No one knows what he suffered unless it is his dear wife, who waited on him and cared for him during his illness.
He tried to talk with his loved ones until the very last. How he is missed by his loved ones. When you enter the home, his smiling face is missed.
He was born in Marshall county, Tennessee and came to Blooming Grove in 1891. He was married to Mary Kirkland in 1884.
Mr. Perry was 77 years old. He joined the Methodist church at an early age, and lived a faithful life.
He is survived by his wife and seven children, being as follows: Morgan Perry, Frank Perry both of Barry, Texas, Kirkland Perry of Mildred, Texas, Albert Perry of South Dakota who was not present at the funeral. Mrs. Carrie Farmer of Corsicana, Texas, Mrs. Florence Afaney of Ennis, Texas.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wagner, pastor, Bro. Darwood, Bro. Tippen, Bro. Carroway.
He will be missed so much in his home and other places.
He was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery. There were lots of beautiful flowers placed on his grave.
‘Tis hard indeed to give him up,
When we had loved him so,
But God in his infinite Wisdom
Saw it best he should go.

One by one our hopes grow brighter
As we near the shining shore,
For we know across the river,
Wait the loved ones gone before.

We could not keep him,
God needed him up there
To make that home complete,
Where shines his glory fair.

Some day we’ll meet you Dear
And the time may not be long.
Till we shall be together,
In that land of joy and song.

Written by one who loved him,
(Daisy)

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In Memoriam.

John Richard Perry was born Mar. 27, 1850 in Marshal County, Tennessee, was married to Mary E. Kirkland in 1764. To them were born eight children, seven of whom are living ! One son preceded him to the Great Beyond. He has twenty grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He came to Texas in 1891 and was converted the same year and joined the Methodist Church where he lived till death came, September 28, 1927, and he went home to suffer no more.

The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Blooming Grove by Bros. Darwood Wagner, Caraway and Tippen, and he was laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery.

Many loved ones and friends being present and so many beautiful flowers covered the grave.

We have another treasure in Heaven and some day we’ll meet him again, “In that Lovely Land of Unclouded Day.”

--A Loved One.

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William Howland Wiggs
July 10, 1890 - Jun 5, 1953

Saturday Rites For W.H. Wiggs At Blooming Grove
Funeral services were held Saturday at 4 p. m. in Blooming Grove for William Howland Wiggs, 62, longtime resident who died in Lisbon Hospital, Dallas, after a lengthy illness.
Services were held from the First Baptist church, with the pastor, Rev. S. T. Sullivan, officiating, assisted by Rev. Jimmy R. Allen, Wills Point. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Wiggs was a World War veteran.
and was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Surviving arc his wife, Verna Glenn, Blooming Grove; two sons, Glen Wiggs, Blooming Grove, and J. T. Wiggs, Wills Point; two daughters. Mrs. Elizabeth Rohus, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. John W. Armstrong, Edinburg; five sisters, Mrs. Sallie Holder. Abilene; Mrs. Annie Sledge, Mrs. Ella Earthman, Mrs. Lillie McMurray and Illett Wiggs, all of Van Alstyne; four grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were nephews.
McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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William Blake Thompson, Jr.
Nov 15, 1878 - Oct 14, 1953

W.B. Thompson
Dies Wednesday
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 15.— (Spl.)—William Blake Thompson, 75, retired farmer, was found dead in a pasture Wednesday afternoon near his home here.
W. B. Ellis, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of "death from natural causes" following an inquest. He had been in failing health for some time.
Funeral services were held from the Central Baptist church Thursday at 3 p. m. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Roy Davis, Methodist pastor.
A native of Murphreesboro, Tenn., he had resided in this community for 70 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Thompson, Blooming Grove; a son, Willie Lee Thompson, and a daughter, Mrs. Drew Gillen, both of Blooming Grove; two step-children; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Blake Gillen, Charles Drew Gillen, Nolan Brown, Jim Patterson, and R. E. Josherand, Jr.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Bunie Mae (Pullin) Sheppard-Powell
Jul 27, 1905 - Mar 18, 1953

Funeral Friday For Mrs. Powell
Funeral services for Mrs. Earl Powell, 47, of Hubbard. who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Pullin, in Blooming Grove Wednesday after along illness, were held from the First Baptist church at Hubbard Friday at 2 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Perry Threadgill, Rev. Pat Brown and Rev. J. L. Davidson.
Burial was in Blooming Grove.
Surviving are her husband, Hubbard; three sons, Sgt. Bobby Sheppard, Frankfort, Germany; Eddie Dwain Sheppard, Seattle, Wash., and Jimmie Powell, Hubbard: a daughter, Marilyn Powell, Hubbard; parents, six brothers, two sisters and five grandchildren.

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Douglas Ray "Bubba" Phillips
Jul 9, 1929 - Oct 12, 1961

Blooming Grove Man Is Killed Car-Truck Crash
A 31-year-old Blooming Grove man died here early Thursday morning as the result of an auto-truck accident west on Highway 22 before midnight.
Douglas Ray (Bubba) Philips was pronounced dead at memorial hospital at 1:17 a.m. Thursday. Death came in surgery.
Robert Everett Hollingsworth, 36, Route 1, Barry, is in serious condition in Memorial.
Phillips' death is the ninth traffic fatality in Navarro county this year.
State Highway Patrolman Vernon Crook reported the accident occurred at 11 p.m. 1.1 mile West.
He said a 1950 Mercury driven by Hollingsworth and traveling east hit the side of a 1958 Kentworth semi truck-trailer driven by James W. Gilbert, 45, Fairfield, as the truck was making a right turn from a new arm to market road.
Phillips was riding in the car with Hollingsworth, according to Crook.
Crook reported that the auto was demolished and the truck and trailer unit sustained $2000. damage.
Gilbert was not injured, he said Hollingsworth and Phillips were taken to Memorial in a Griffin ambulance.
Crook said Hollingsworth suffered a broken leg, concussion and other injuries and was scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday.
He said the auto plowed under the truck at the rear wheels, of the main unit.
Funeral arrangements for Douglas Ray Phillips, 31, killed in an auto accident near Blooming Grove, are incomplete, and await the arrival of relatives McCormick Funeral Home is in charge.
Phillips, born in Blooming Grove and a resident of that town most of his life, had also lived in California, where he was employed in an aircraft plant.
Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Phillips Blooming Grove; three brothers, Earl Phillips, Damon; Doyle Phillips, Temple; and Will Roy Phillips, Garden City, three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Williams Blooming Grove; Mrs. Clara Jane Wilson, LaMirada, Calif, and Mrs. Louise Spencer, San Diego, California; grandmother, Mrs. Clara Badgett, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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D. R. Phillips Rites Slated For Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 13, (Spl)—Funeral services will be held here Saturday at 10 a.m. for Douglas Ray (Bubba) Phillips, 31, who died from injuries suffered in an auto-truck accident west of Blooming Grove on Highway 22 Thursday morning.
Rites will be held from the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Milton Rhodes, the pastor, officiating, and Rev. Ted Spencer, pastor of the Richland Hills Methodist church Ft. Worth, assisting. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Phillips was the ninth traffic fatality of 1961 in Navarro County.
He was a native of Blooming Grove, and resided there most of his life, working for a time in California.
Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Phillips, Blooming Grove; three brothers, Earl Phillips, Damon; Doyle Phillips, Temple; and Will Roy Phillips, Garden City; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Phillips, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Clara Jane Wilson, LaMirada, Calif.; and Mrs. Louise Spencer, San Diego, California; grandmother, Mrs. Clara Badgett, Corsicana, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Martha Kyle "Mattie" (Groover) Ramsey
Oct 28, 1855 - Dec 4, 1955

Mrs. M.K. Ramsey Dies At Age 100, Services Monday
Mrs. Martha Kyle Ramsey, aged 100 years, long-time Navarro County resident, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. H. Woodard at Hubbard Sunday afternoon.
Funeral services were held from the Blooming Grove Methodist Church Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Dr. A. E. Houser, pastor of the First Christian Church at Pine Bluff, Ark., assisted by Rev. Roy H. Davis pastor of the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Ramsey was a native of Freestone County and resided at Frost for many years before moving to Blooming Grove 40 years ago when she moved to Hubbard.
Surviving are four sons, G. E. Ramsey, Sr., Blooming Grove; G. C. Ramsey, Terrell; J. F. Ramsey, Houston, and T. C. Ramsey. Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. P. H. Woodard, Hubbard; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Drew Gillen, W. A. Crawford, Gordon Page, Bruce McCormick, Oscar Ingram and George Magee.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mary Frances (Smith) Renfrow
Apr 4, 1861 - Dec 13, 1955

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Renfrow
Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Renfrow, 94, native of Mississippi, who died at her home, 517 South Thirteenth street Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev.  J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Mrs, Renfrow had resided in Navarro county since 1893 and in Corsicana for 30 years.
Surviving are five sons, L. M. and E. B. Renfrow, both of Corsicana; R. E. Renfrow, Grand Saline; A. O. Renfrow, Waco, and D. F. Renfrow, Fresno, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Launa Tompkins, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. J. S. Owen, New Albany, Miss., and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Mrs. Renfrow Expires Tuesday

Mrs. J. L. Renfrow, 94, native of New Albany, Miss., died at her home, 517 South Thirteenth street, Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness. She had resided in Navarro county since 1893 and in Corsicana for 30 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are five sons, L. M. and E. B. Renfrow, both of Corsicana; R. E. Renfrow, Grand Saline; A. O. Renfrow, Waco, and D. F. Renfrow, Fresno, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Launa Tomkins, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, a sister, Mrs. J. S. Owen, New Albany, Miss., and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Sarah Ann "Annie" (Burns) Tapp
Apr 19, 1874 - Jul 31, 1955

Blooming Grove
Resident Dies
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 1 (Spl.) — Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Tapp, 81, long-time Navarro county, resident, died Sunday.
Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery here.
The rites were conducted by Rev, T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist church. A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Tapp resided in Navarro county
for more than 50 years and lived in Tyler several years.
Surviving are a brother, Tom Burns Tyler, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Nancy Lou (Muirhead) Duncan
Sep 27, 1857 - May 28, 1925

BLOOMING GROVE NEWS.
(BLOOMING GROVE TIMES)

Passed Away

Mrs. J. L. Duncan passed away last Thursday after a long illness. Friday the funeral was held, after which interment took place. The deceased belonged to the Baptist Church and was a good, Christian woman.

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John Henry Watson
Mar 1, 1857 - Aug 27, 1927

J. H. WATSON DIED SUDDENLY SATURDAY NIGHT AT HIS HOME
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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT BLOOMING GROVE WITH INTERMENT MONDAY
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J. H. Watson, aged about 73 years, native Texan, died suddenly here Saturday night at 9:30 from a heart attack and the remains were interred at Blooming Grove Monday. The funeral services were held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning.
Mr. Watson resided in the Blooming Grove community for many years and was one of the pioneers of Navarro county.
Surviving are his wife four daughters. Mrs. Lawrence Ransom, Corsicana: Mrs. W. D. Williford, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. H. Jones, Breckenridge; Mrs. Fred O'Riley. Itasca; one son, Dick Watson. Memphis. Texas.
Mr. Watson, who conducted the news stand at Kiber & Cobb’s on West Collin street, was at his place of business until about 7 o’clock Saturday night and seemed to be in his usual health. He was a courteous and friendly man and had many friends who were deeply pained to learn of his sudden demise. There were many flowers which covered the mound of the last resting place of this good man, bespeaking the esteem and love in which he was held by those who knew him best.

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William R. Neal
Nov 11, 1893 - Mar 21, 1974

W. Neal
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove for Will Neal, 81, who died Thursday in an Austin nursing home.
He was a former resident of Corsicana.
Rev. John Clifford, Blooming Grove Methodist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, a sister, two grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Benjamin Holland Treadaway
Nov 30, 1857 - Nov 3, 1927

B. H. TREADAWAY DIED THURSDAY BLOOMING GROVE
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HAD LIVED IN TEXAS FOR OVER THIRTY-FIVE YEARS
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Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove. Nov. 1. –Funeral services for B. H. Treadaway aged 70 years, tor thirty - five years a resident of Blooming Grove were held here Friday afternoon with burial in the Blooming Grove cemetery. The services were conducted by Revs. Conway of Italy and H. B. Carraway, pastor of the Blooming Grove Baptist church.
Mr. Treadaway who died Thursday afternoon, was born in Pickens District, South Carolina, November 30, 1857. He came to Texas thirty-five years ago settling in Blooming Grove.
He is survived by a widow and ten children as follows: L. H. Treadaway, Jersey City, N. J.; Mrs. A. C. Chapman, Palestine; J. A. Treadaway, Dallas; C. B. Treadaway. McKinney; B. V.  Treadaway. McKinney; O. I.  Treadaway, Dallas; B. F. Treadaway, Dallas; Mrs. O. L. Campbell, Palestine; Mrs. Walter Couch, Italy and Miss Nannie Treadaway, Blooming Grove. He had been a consistent member of the Woodman of the World.
The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings as evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by the citizens of the community he had resided in so many years.

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Wallis F. Brown
Feb 19, 1859 - Oct 29, 1923

WALLACE F. BROWN DIED LAST NIGHT AFTER OPERATION

Wallace R. Brown, age 64 years died in the sanitarium at Waxahachie Monday night at 3:20 following an operation. The deceased had been in ill health for a several months.
Before moving to Waxahachie about the first of September of last year, he was a resident of the Blooming Grove community where he resided for a number of years and followed the occupation of farming.
The deceased is survived by four children, one son, George Brown of Corsicana, and three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Pevehouse, of Corsicana, Mrs. H. H. Hodge of Corsicana and Miss Ruth Brown of Waxahachie.
George Brown is secretary of the Retail Merchants Association of this city and that organization's office will remain closed today.
Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. Alonzo Monk, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Corsicana, officiated at the funeral.

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Eddie Lee Counts
Dec 28, 1879 - Aug 21, 1961

E. L. Counts, 80, Rites Tuesday

Eddie Lee Counts, 80, retired Blooming Grove farmer, died at the Twilight Home Monday afternoon. He had resided at the Twilight Home for the past eight years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service Chapel at Blooming Grove.
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the First Methodist church of Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J C. Rogers, Abilene; several grandchildren, two nephews, R. L. Counts, Waxahachie, and L. W. Counts, Avalon, and other relatives.

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