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Margaret Joy Paul
Sep 27, 1914 - Dec 5, 1917

Died At Frost.

Margaret Joy, the 4-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Paul, died at Frost Wednesday and the remains were interred there yesterday.

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William Wiley Hunter
Dec 25, 1860 - Jul 30, 1917

Old Merchant Passes Away.
Wiley Hunter, aged 60 years, who had been in the grocery business at Frost for many years, and was highly esteemed, died suddenly at his home in Frost last night. The deceased was at his place of business all day Saturday and was in apparent good health until a few hours before his death. The remains were interred at Frost this afternoon. The widow and two daughters survive.

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Robert N. Armstrong
Jan 24, 1880 - Jun 15, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. N. ARMSTRONG SUNDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, June 17.—Funeral services for R. N. (Bob) Armstrong.
60, local carpenter, who died here earlv Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. V. Bane.
Surviving are son, mother, Mrs. Tom Brumley, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Price, Emhouse, and several other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed the arrangements.

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Sam Armstrong
Jul 23, 1893 - Mar 14, 1972

Sam Armstrong
FROST-Funeral services for Sam Armstrong, 78, of Frost will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McCormick Funeral Chapel in Frost. Rev. James Lang will officiate. Interment will be in Frost cemetery.
Born July 23,1893, in Miss., he was a resident of Frost for 50 years and a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his widow, a son, Billy Louis Armstrong of Lubbock; three daughters, Mrs. N. H. Lindop of Rockwell, Mrs. H. D. Pevehouse of Lubbock and Mrs. Bill Price of Waxahachie.
Two sisters, Mrs. Gelena Wiygul of Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Essie Bourland of Nelton, Miss.; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Mary Jane (Gilley) Aston
Jan 22, 1860 - Feb 15, 1930

Frost News.

Funeral services of Mrs. T. A. Aston was held here Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church, with interment in Frost cemetery. Mrs. Aston died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Ashton, near Waxahachie.
Mrs. Aston was a citizen of Frost for a number of years and leaves a host of  friends to mourn her death.

The Corsicana Daily Sun – Friday, February 21, 1930

A GOOD WOMAN GONE TO HER REWARD.
Mrs. T. A. Aston departed this life on the 15th day of February, 1930,
at the ripe old age of 70 years and 24 days.
Mary Jane Gilley was born in Bosque county, Texas, on the 22nd day of January. 1860.
She professed religion and united with the Methodist church at the age of 14 years and ever after lived a devoted Christian life until her Maker called her to her reward, always being an humble and consecrated follower of the Saviour whom she professed—a living, walking example of the mother in Israel that she was.
She was married to T. A. Aston on December 25th, 1877 near the town of Kerens, Navarro county, Texas.
To this union were, born nine children, four of whom are still living, Mrs. Letha Britton of Corsicana, Texas, Rice K. Aston of Chatfield, Texas, Mrs. Albert Ashton of Waxahachie, Texas with whom she spent her last days, and Mrs. Floyd Herrin of Italy, Texas.
Mrs. Aston was confined to her bed for several months before her passing on, and during this time her suffering was intense, but through it all she was watched over and ministered to by the loving hands of her devoted children.
Through this trying ordeal they did everything within human power to comfort and soothe the declining body, prompted by the love they had for that one whose love and anxiety for her own, knew no bounds. And that soul mate who had walked down the pathway of life, side by side, hand in hand with her for more than fifty years, was ever at her side, showing in every word and act that the love of his young manhood had grown in intensity until she was his only thought and her presence was his greatest consolation.
She was conscious to the last and at all times declared her preparedness to meet her Savior on the shore of sweet deliverance where peace is eternal and suffering is unknown.
The body was accompanied to Frost, Texas, where it was tenderly laid to rest in the presence of a host of neighbors among whom she had lived for 46 years. The floral tribute was very beautiful, showing the love and respect they had for their departed neighbor, whose memory they will ever cherish.
A FRIEND.

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James Wiley Bailey
Dec 14, 1869 - July 20, 1944

Funeral Services Friday Afternoon For J. W. Bailey
Funeral services for J. W. Bailey, age 75 years, who died at his home in Frost Thursday morning were held Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Frost Methodist church. Rev. E. D. Ellis conducted the rites. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, five sons, three daughters, a brother, 25 grandchildren, and other relatives.
Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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JAMES W. BAILEY,
DIED THURSDAY AT FROST; RITES FRIDAY
James Wiley Bailey, age 75 years, died at his home in Frost early Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Methodist church at Frost with Rev. T. D. Ellis and Rev. Mr. Stack conducting the rites. Burial will be in Frost cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Frost; five sons, Roy Bailey, Corsicana; Hubert Bailey, Frost; Porter Bailey, Frost; Joe Bailey, Frost; Ernest Bailey, Edna; three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Watts, Frost; Mrs. Carol Thrailkill, Avalon; Mrs. C. M. Lansford, Houston; a brother,
C. M. Bailey, 25 grandchildren, one great grandchild and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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Kenneth Darrell Bailey
Sept 25, 1935 - Nov 12, 1973

Darrell Bailey
FROST — Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frost Methodist Church for Darrell Bailey, 38, who was killed Monday night in a truck fire accident in Fort Worth.
He was a resident of Arlington and native of Frost.
Rev. Buddy Stegman, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Frost cemetery.
Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home in Frost.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Jane Bailey of Arlington; two sons, Tommy Bailey and Robert Bailey, both of Arlington; a brother, Donald Bailey of Aubrey, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Jack Carpenter of Arlington; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bailey of Arlington.
Pallbearers include Kenneth Reed, Kenneth McDonald, Gerald Robertson, Roy Sanders and Robert Shutters.

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Robert D. "Bob" Baird
Jan 29, 1888 - Nov 28, 1963

Robert D. Baird
Rites Friday
Robert D. Baird, 75, a native of Tennessee and long time Frost resident, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
Services were held Friday at 2:30 p. m. in the Frost Methodist church with Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of Frost Baptist church, conducting the services, assisted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor Frost Methodist church.
He is survived by his wife of Frost two sons, Ralph, Bynum; and Raymond, Mertens; one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Dell Short, Frost; two brothers, Charlie Baird, Whitney, and A. W. Baird, Cordell, Okla., and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Will Hollingsworth, Guy Tullos, Joe Brown, Charles Ray Green, J C. Young, W. B. Benn, Bert Howell and Noble Downey.
Burial was in Frost cemetery.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Charles Anderson Ballew
Mar 29, 1888 - Jan 21, 1952

C. A. Ballew Dies
Of Heart Attack
FROST, Jan. 22—(Spl.)—Charles Anderson Ballew, 63, farmer, died with a heart attack at the home of Walter Honea, a neighbor, Monday afternoon.
Ballew, a former resident of Emmett and Corsicana, was operating a tractor on his farm north of Frost when a hard shower started as he was near the Honea home.
He sought shelter during the shower at the Honea residence and slumped as he and his neighbor were talking, dying instantly. Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church at 10 a. m. Wednesday. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.
Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; 10 living children, Aubrey Ballew and Mrs. Velma McCandless, both of Fort Worth; Darrell Ballew, Dallas; Edwin Ballew, Oregon; Noel Ballew, Los Angeles; Newburn Ballew, Dallas; Douglas Ballew, Huntsvllle; Mrs. Doris Krupa, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Mary Carraway, Dallas, and George David Ballew, Frost; three brothers, Will Ballew, Eldorado; John Ballew. Graham, and Frank Ballew, Fort Worth, and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
McCormick's will direct.

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Albert Sewell Handley
Aug 16, 1886 - Mar 2, 1949

Funeral Services For A. S. Handley Friday Afternoon

A. S. Handley, an active member of the Odd Fellows Lodge here for several years, died at his home, 818 West Collin, about 10:30 p. m.
Wednesday. He was 62.
Handley, a member of the First Methodist Church, formerly was noble grand of the IOOF lodge No. 63 in Corsicana. He was employed by the Oil City Iron Works.
The funeral will be conducted at the Griffin Funeral Home chapel at 3 p. m. Friday with Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk. First Methodist Church pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery under arrangement of Griffin Funeral Home.
Handley was a veteran of World War I and is survived by the widow, a sister, Mrs. Will Arnold of Ft. Summers, N. M.; two brothers.
Hal and Wallace Handley, both of Waxahachie; an aunt, Mrs. Ed Myers of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.
Pall bearers at the funeral will be Max Tatum, Joe Coggins, Jr., Fred Kessinger. Bill Redding, Elmer Newman, and Tom Spikes. Honorary pall bearers will be members of the local IOOF Lodge, who will have charge of the graveside rites.

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Friday Afternoon Funeral Services For A. S. Handley

Funeral services for A. S. Handley, 62, prominent Odd Fellow, who died at his home, 813 West Collin street, Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Griffin Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Handley was a member of the First Methodist church.

Employed for many years by the Oil City Iron Works, Handley joined the IOOF fraternity at Frost prior to moving to Corsicana. He was a past grand and served years as a trustee of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. Will Arnold, Fort Summers, N. M.; two brothers, Hal and Wallace Handley. both of Waxahachie; an aunt, Mrs. Ed Myers, Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Max Tatum, Joe Coggins, Jr., Fred Kessinger, Bill Redden, Elmer Newman and Tom Spikes.

Honorary pallbearers were Odd Fellows who had charge of the graveside
rites.

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Miles Green Blankenship Jr.
Apr 20, 1868 - Mar 11, 1949

M. G. Blankenship Dies With Heart Attack On Friday
FROST, March 14— (Spl)— M. G. Blankenship, aged 83 years, longtime resident of this community, died with a heart attack here Friday afternoon while working in his garden.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 from the Baptist church here with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C, Ellis, pastor.
Survivng are a brother, Eseau Blankenship, Purdon; a sister, Mrs. John Balentine, Dallas, formerly of Purdon, and a number of nieces and nephews.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Bobby Don Morgan
Nov 5, 1949 - Nov 7, 1949

Rites For Infant Held On Tuesday
Funeral services for Bobby Don Morgan, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mason Morgan of Emhouse.
who died Monday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Shirley Ann, Mary Janice and Linda Morgan, and a brother, Gean Porter Morgan, all of Emhouse;
and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Morgan, Frost; and Mrs. Margaret Parker, New York City, N.Y. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Mable Clair (Nash) Ballew
Aug 7, 1891 - May 31, 1973

Mrs. Ballew

Funeral services are pending at McCorrnick Funeral Home in Frost for Mrs. Charlie (Mabel) Ballew of Frost and long-time resident of Navarro County who died early Thursday morning after a long illness.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Carraway of Kemp and Mrs. Doris Kruppa of Fort Worth; and three sons, Aubrey Ballew of Portland, Ore., Newburn Ballew of Van Horn, Tex., and George Ballew of Dallas.
Burial will be at Frost cemetery.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday May 31, 1973
 

Mrs. Ballew
FROST - Funeral services were to be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Frost Baptist Church for Mrs. Charlie (Mabel) Ballew of
Frost who died early Thursday morning after a long illness.
Rev. James Aldridge was to officiate, with burial to follow at Frost cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters and three sons.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Charles L. Barker
Nov 27, 1897 - Jun 18, 1973

C. Barker, Sr.
FROST-Charles Barker, Sr., about 73, long-time Frost resident, died early Monday in the Grant-Buie Hospital in
Hillsboro after a lengthy illness.
He was a retired electrician and cabinet-maker.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Frost Methodist Church with the Rev. Wesley Howard of Bartlett officiating. Burial will be in the Frost City Cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home here.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Barker of Frost; one son, Charles (Buddy) Barker, Jr., of Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. Lee Miller and Miss Clementina Barker, both of Hemitt, Calif.

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Claude Fletcher Barnes
Apr 19, 1895 - Jun. 1, 1964

Expires Monday
Claude F. Barnes, 69, retired Frost farmer, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning.
Native of West, he had spent most of his life in the Frost community.
Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Leon Frederick, Church of Christ minister, Italy, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; a son, Charles Fletcher Barnes, Frost; two daughters.
Mrs. Claudia Mae Vandygriff. Houston, and Mrs. Helen Lucille Floyd, Seguin; three brothers, Max Barnes, Corsicana; Lee and Bob Barnes, both of
Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Stevens, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Bessie Graves, Italy; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Fletcher Bonnett, Fenton Young, W. B. Denn, Bud York, Truman Raley, Jim Denn, Wes Holmes
and Rid Hinkle. McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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James Jackson “Jack” Massie
Mar 8, 1900 - Mar 11, 1949

Sunday Rites For James J. Massey
Funeral services for James Massey, who died at Frisco, Friday, were held at the Frost cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock
where interment was made.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Maude Massey, Frisco; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Bushnell, Frost, and Mrs. Merle Ales, Frisco; and a brother, Ben Massey, Frisco.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Emory Floyd Melton
Oct 2, 1878 - Dec 19, 1949

Frost Resident
Buried Wednesday
FROST, Dec. 24.—Funeral services for E. F. Melton, 71, who died Monday, were held Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery with the Masons in charge. Rev. C. C. Ellis conducted the rites.
Surviving are his wife, Frost; a son, Bobby Melton; a daughter, Mrs. Murray Beene, New Mexico; three grandchildren; a brother,
Bill Melton, Frost, and other relatives.

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William Edward Davis
Sep 23, 1881 - Dec 6, 1949

Frost Resident Dies In Hospital Here Thursday
FROST, Dec. 9— (Spl) — Funeral services for William Edward Davis who died at the P. & S. Hospital in Corsicana Thursday afternoon will be held at the Frost Baptist Church at 4 p. m. Saturday. Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, will officiate and burial will be at the Frost cemetery. McCormick's Funeral Service will direct.
A native of Tennessee, Davis had lived 40 years in this community.
He was 68.
Survivors include the widow, two daughters. Mary Helen Davis, of Frost and Mrs. A. B. Anderson Odessa; a son, Lloyd Preston Davis
of Richland; two brothers and six sisters.

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Luther Miller Dortch
Jun 27, 1923 - May 22, 1945

Pfc. L. M. Dortch Services Sunday At Frost Church
FROST, April 1.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Pfc. Luther M. Dortch, World War II casualty, will be held from the Methodist church here Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buell Dortch; Frost, four brothers and seven sisters.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Clarence Corley Denton
Aug 9, 1890 - Dec 22, 1949

Patrolman Dies Thursday; Rites Slated Friday
Clarence Corley Denton, aged 58 years, patrolman, of Trinidad died in the Memorial Hospital at Athens Thursday morning.
Funeral services are planned Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Methodist church in Trinidad. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Whitley of Palestine Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.
A native of Alabama, Denton resided in Frost and Mertens prior to moving to Trinidad in 1924.
Surviving are his wife of Trinidad; a son, H. W. Denton, Bremerton, Wash.; a brother, G. A. Denton, Mineral Wells, and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Bobbie Ed Mitchell
Aug 31, 1929 - Sept 6, 2011

Bobbie E. Mitchell, 82, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Bobbie was born Aug. 31, 1929, in Dallas to Mary and John Mitchell. Survivors: Wife, Hazel Jean Mitchell of Crowley; daughters, Gail Johnson and husband, Roy, of Azle, Mary Mitchell, and Jo Wright and husband, Rick McNeill, all of Crowley; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Wendell Mitchell of California; sister, Wanda Gilley of Springtown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Published in Star-Telegram on Sep 8, 2011
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Glenda F. Sanders
June 15, 1943 - Sept 29, 2008

Glenda F. Sanders, 65, of Springtown passed away Monday, Sept 29, 2008, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2 pm. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Dennis Mott officiating. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Arnold Herbert Sorenson
July 24, 1941 - Sept 13, 2008

Arnold Herbert Sorenson, 67, of Hamilton, passed away from complications due to leukemia on Sept. 13, 2008, in the Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Sorenson was born July 24, 1941, in Council Bluffs, Iowa to the late Mr. and Mrs. Arnold and Ellen Katzenstein Sorenson. He married Carol Kemp in Corsicana on Dec. 1, 1973. He was a 1963 Texas A&M Graduate where he was a member of the Band and the Corp. He worked as an industrial engineer for many years.

He was preceded in death by his brother Douglas A. Sorenson.

Survivors include his wife, Carol of Hamilton, one son, William Paul Serur of Hamilton; daughters, Teresa Anne Taylor of Lewisville, and Lisa Eileen Stanfield of Austin; four grandchildren, Chad Serur, Kayla Serur, Gracie Skye Serur and Rachel Taylor; one great-grandchild, Madison Serur.

Arrangements are with Riley Funeral Home of Hamilton.

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Richard "Dick" H. Freeman
Dec 24, 1938 - Aug 23, 2008

Richard Dick “H” Freeman, 69, of Hubbard went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, with his family by his side after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Mr. Delbert Goins officiating. Interment will follow at the Freeman Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dick was born in Allentown, Pa., on Dec. 24, 1938, to Harry and Hilda Freeman. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1959. Dick married Nancy Gildner on June 18, 1960, in Allentown and they moved to Texas in September of that same year. He was a member of Hubbard Church of Christ.

He was a man of great character, very kindhearted and a loving husband, daddy and pappy. He will be missed so much by his family and friends.

Dick was a man with many talents. He farmed, was a truck driver for many years, worked in the oil field, built his own work over rig and dearly loved his woodshop.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 1/2 years, Nancy Freeman of Hubbard; his son, Richard Freeman Jr. and wife Julie of Dawson; his daughter, Wanda Garrett and husband Russ of Dawson; two brothers, Joe Freeman and wife Barbara of Allentown, Pa., and Jim Freeman of Waco; and one sister, Sandy Freeman of Allentown, Pa. He has five very special grandchildren that he was so proud of, Gale Van Pelt-Ratcliff and husband Shaun of Irving, Rhonda Van Pelt and fiancé Winston Kinser of College Station, Brandon Freeman of Corsicana and Benjamin and Josh Freeman of Dawson. Dick is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Evelyn Gildner of Hico and several nieces and nephews.

Daddy wrote a poem for us many years ago that hangs in our kitchen still today, it reads:

“Without My Wife All This Could Not Be Done

Without My Daughter It Really Wouldn’t Be Much Fun

Without My Son, This Place Would Hardly Run

Without These Three-Us Four Could Not Be ‘One’”

Daddy will always be with us, as he will be laid to rest behind his home, so he can watch over his family.

Pallbearers will be his son, Richard Freeman Jr., who will be there with and for Daddy as his right hand man one more time; his two grandsons Benjamin and Josh Freeman, Sidney Chapman, Doug Lennox, Curtis Draper, Shaun Ratcliff and Winston Kinser. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Haggard and Mike Bartosh.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Jimmy Wayne Balentine
Mar 24, 1934 - May 21, 2008

Jim Balentine, 74, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at his residence. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Younger Cemetery near Purdon. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Minnie (Stokes) Turns
Apr 24, 1893 - Oct 31, 1971

Mrs. Minnie Stokes Turns, 78, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Lamesa, she had lived most of her life in Corsicana and was a member of the Eleventh Avenue United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eleventh Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.L. Glaze officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Service.

Mrs. Turns is survived by one son, Earl. W. Turns of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Richard C. (Ima Jean) Kattner of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; one brother, Earl Stokes of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Grace Williams of Pasadena.

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Jay Dee Teague
July 5, 1884 - Dec 12, 1936

J D. TEAGUE DIES SATURDAY MORNING; BURIAL ON SUNDAY
J. D. Teague, aged 52 years, died at his residence, 739 West Park avenue, Saturday morning at 5 o'clock after a short illness with pneumonia. The funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, five sons, Charles Teague, Trinity; Merlan, J. D., Jr., Johnnie and Billy Teague , all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Haddock and Miss Geneva Teague, both of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Zona Renfro, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. C. C. Ketchum, Handley.

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Lola Ruth Jamerson
Sept 11, 1910 - May 16, 2008

Lola Ruth Jamerson, 97, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 16, 2008, at Homestead of Denison. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Louise (Washburn) Prince
Apr 13, 1922 - Dec 20, 2008

Louise Prince, 86, passed away Dec. 20, 2008 in Corsicana. She was born April 13, 1922 in Corsicana to F.H. and Abbie Washburn. She worked as a laboratory technician for 25 years starting at Navarro Clinic and retiring in 1985 from Navarro County Regional Hospital. She was a faithful and active member of First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Louise and husband Elbert volunteered for many years for Food for Fitness and Road to Recovery for Cancer Victims.

She is survived by husband of 67 years, Elbert Prince; daughter Sharon Prince of Pasadena; son Richey and wife Patricia Prince of Trinidad; granddaughter Christie Johnson and husband Jed of Del Rio; grandson Kevin Prince of Trinidad; great-grandchildren Lauren and Parker Johnson, Holden Prince; brothers Charles Washburn and wife Martha of Corsicana, and Felix Washburn and wife Sue of St. Louis, Mo.; sister in law Rosemary Washburn of Ennis, and Charlene Signor of Robstown; brother-in-law Alvin Prince of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Donald Washburn and Billy Wayne Washburn.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Alexander and Steve Moss officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jake Allen, Gene McLain, Robert Parrish, Michael Prim, Sid Schutte, Lyle Scholten, Zane Stites and Gerald York. Honorary pallbearers will be Rex Carpenter, Vernon Crook, Tom McClendon, Jack Meredith and Charles Worsham.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kent Rogers and the second floor nursing staff of Navarro Regional Hospital for the professional and tender care of our wife and mother during the past few weeks. You were all a constant source of strength and comfort to us.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St. Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Viola Irby (George) Sample
Feb 11, 1916 - Jan 7, 2010

Viola Sample, 91, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in New Braunfels. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Griffin-roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be noon Saturday, Jan 16, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.   Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral home.

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Nevin Ingram Willard
Jan 10, 1926 - Sept 27, 2011

Nevin Ingram Willard, 85, died Sept. 27, 2011 in Dallas. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75225. Requiem Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas. Interment will follow at Sparkman/Hillcrest Cemetery.

As he lived, so he died, with quiet strength, dignity and grace. Born Jan. 10, 1926 in Corsicana, Texas, Nevin was the fourth child of J.G. and Clara Fuller Willard of Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1943, received Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy in 1946, after serving as Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Nevin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, and in 1955 received his B.S. Pharmacy, also from UT. In 2005, he was awarded a Citation of Achievement by the Texas Board of Pharmacy for completing 50 years of service.

As a trusted friend and respected pharmacist, Nevin spent his professional career in Dallas and built a loyal customer following.

Nevin was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Gordon Willard and Gradon Willard, his sister Margaret Hensley, and his wife of 33 years, Wennonah Marie Simms Willard. He is survived by his son Brett Willard and wife, Polly Todd Willard of Dallas, his daughters Gaylin Willard Pouzar and husband Frank Pouzar of Dallas, and Janford Willard Hochenedel and husband Edward “Pete” Hochenedel of Slidell, Louisiana; grandchildren Brandon Willard and his wife Jackie Willard, Katherine Willard Fauss and her husband Jacob Fauss, Arianna Pouzar, Alexa Pouzar, Eric Hochenedel, and Rachel Hochenedel; a sister Ellen Jeanne Adair, of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family would like to express its thanks and grateful appreciation to the care and support provided by the staff of Walnut Place and the entire support team of Faith Presbyterian Hospice.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home.

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Randall Joe Blair
Sept 29, 1948 - Sept 23, 2011

Randall Joe Blair left this earth on Sept. 23, 2011, after a battle with cancer. He died at home with his family by his side.

Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and David Jones; his niece, Bailey; and the love of his life, Nona Wright; along with many friends and family.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at the Magnolia House Mansion in Corsicana.

He will be missed and loved forever by all who knew him.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Geraldine Alma (Millsap) Thompson
Jan 27, 1940 - Sept 26, 2011

Geraldine Alma Thompson

Geraldine Alma Thompson, 71, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. She was born Jan. 27, 1940 in Charleston, South Carolina to James Millsap and Marie Wragg Millsap.

She is survived by her husband Alvis Thompson of Corsicana; children, Cindy St. Pierre of Corsicana and Margie Brown of Templeton California, Monte Thompson of San Martin California, T.J. Thompson of Corsicana and Billy Joe Thompson of Carson City, Nevada; two sisters and two brothers; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Yvonne Ann (Abel) Scott
Dec 23, 1933 - Sept 26, 2011

Yvonne Ann Abel Scott was born Dec. 23, 1933 in Waco to W.G. Abel and Alma Wendt. She passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in Corsicana. She was the youngest of four children, one brother, William Abel and two sisters, Beatrice Gropple and Alma Stolz, all preceded her.

She attended grade school and high school in Crawford, Texas. She continued her education at the Scott and White School of Nursing in Temple until her marriage to Leo P. Scott in Belton on June 1, 1953. They travelled extensively until they divorced in 1975.

She is survived by her two children, Leo Keith Scott of Peoria, Ariz. and Donna Lee Eads of Mesquite, Nev. She had two wonderful grandchildren, Chris and Amanda Scott of Peoria, Ariz.

She moved to Corsicana in 1970 and attended Navarro College to receive an associates degree. She was well known in Corsicana where she worked for many years as a lab/X-ray technician at the Family Clinic until her retirement. As a loyal Dallas Cowboy fan, she looked forward to football season and even attended pre-season camps. Her other hobbies were dancing, singing at her church, reading, and always caring for lost animals. She was a resident at the Sterling House of Corsicana where she enjoyed the wonderful staff and many activities. Yvonne's family wishes to thank the Sterling House staff for their care and devotion during the past several years.

At Yvonne's request, there will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers or cards, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Martha Eva (Johnston) Long
May 17, 1917 - Sept 22, 2011

Mrs. Martha Eva Long was called home to her Lord Sept. 22, 2011.

She was born in Eureka on May 17, 1917, to Selia Ann Johnston and Samuel Albert Johnston. She was 94 years old.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elvin Carson Long; and two sons, Carlton Albert Long and Gerald (Jerry) Dan Long; six brothers, Vernon Samuel Johnston, Albert Weldon Johnston, Samuel Albert Johnston, Henry Wesley Johnston, Willie Gene Johnston, and Robert Sidney Johnston; one step-daughter Billy Rash Long.

She is remembered as “sister” to her brothers, “Aunt Dit” to her nieces and nephews, “Memaw” to grandchildren and friends, and “Mother” to her children. She was truly loved by all.

Survivors include two sons, Carson Eugene Long Jr. of Corsicana, and Chester Wayne Long of Balch Springs; two daughters, Martha Long Tally of Flower Mound, and Betty DeMoss McCrory of Arlington; 13 grandchildren, Carson Eugene Long Jr., Charles Timothy Long, Stephen Brooks Long, Angela June Hines, Paula Ray McPeters, Jeffrey Wayne Long, Amy Lyn Long, Jerry Scott Long, Chasity Camille Long, Tracey Ann Steen, Michael Lee Tally, Eric Matthew DeMoss, and Devin Allen DeMoss; 18 great grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Major John Edward Tolan officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Carson Eugene Long Jr., Stephen Brooks Long, Jeffery Wayne Long, Michael Lee Tally, Jerry Scott Long, Eric Matthew DeMoss, Devin Allen DeMoss, Bobby Colt Steen. Honorary pallbearer is Charles Timothy Long.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas 2630 West Freeway Fort Worth, Texas 76102, phone 817-336-4949 or alz.org/northcentraltexas/.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jimmy Dean Hohenberger
Sept 26, 1947 - Sept 24, 2011

Jimmy Dean Hohenberger, 63, of Frost passed away on Sept. 24, 2011.

Jimmy was born on Sept. 26, 1947, in Corsicana, the son of the late Willard and Josephine (Denn) Hohenberger. On Sept. 1, 1967, he married Angela Ballew in Hubbard. He owned and operated Jim’s Flowers and Plants for 23 years, raising all types of greenhouse plants. He always grew a huge garden every year. Recently Jimmy started raising all types of birds. Socializing with his many friends was one his favorite things to do. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Angie; son, Benjy Hohenberger, both of Frost; sister, Nedra Cutler and husband Mark of Fort Worth; mother-in-law, Dorothy Ballew of Mertens; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pam and Ken St. Ama; niece, Amy Ward and husband Wayne; great nieces, Macy and Paige Ward, all of Diboll.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro with the Rev. Gordon Lockett officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery in Frost.

Memorials may be made to Frost Ex-Student Scholarship Fund, PO Drawer K, Frost, TX 76641

Arrangements by Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors, Hillsboro.

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Sterling Eldon Shearer
Nov 27, 1921 - Sept 23, 2011


Mr. Sterling Eldon Shearer, 89, of Barry, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at Kerens Care Center in Kerens.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1921 in Bryan, Ohio, to parents, Jacob and Stella Shearer.

He was employed as a carpenter for over 40 years, and later went to work for Publix Supermarket where he learned to be a pastry baker for seven years. He later bought a bakery of his own to run along with his son-in-law and others in the family. He moved to Florida in the 1950’s to make a good life his family. In 1988 he moved to Barry with the whole family so they all could be close together. He worked two years for Corsicana High School during dishes in the cafeteria.

He would raise a big garden every year, and planted flowers to keep it to where the love of his life, Phyllis, would always have flowers. He also had a side hobby of can hunting to make a little extra money, and was well known along West Highway 22 as “The Can Man.”

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Phyllis Ann Shearer; daughter, Cecelia Kay Hayward; parents, Jacob and Stella Shearer; and a son-in-law, Charles M. Johnson.

Survivors include his daughters, Maxine E. Blades, Debra S. Blades, and Cynthia L. Johnson, all of Barry. He was grandpa to 15 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Clarence Shearer of Bryan, Ohio.

Mr. Shearer was cremated, and a memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Carl D. Summerfield
Aug 13, 1946 - Sept 19, 2011

Mr. Carl D. Summerfield, age 65, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 in Tyler. He was born Aug. 13, 1946 in Dunlap, Iowa to parents, Orville K. & Doyne Summerfield.

He was raised in Dunlap and two years in Missouri as a child. He attended Dunlap High School and Nebraska Business School and numerous management and business courses. He married Diane Koster on Aug. 26, 1967, and together they have celebrated 44 years of marriage. He worked for 40 years for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Nebraska, Los Angeles, CA, and Palestine, TX; retiring as Director of Damage Prevention Claims Service in 2005. He then started his own Consulting Business and worked with that until his death.

He was a beloved husband & father, and was known for his sense of humor. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Summerfield; daughter, Kerrie Summerfield and partner Jennifer Summerfield of Austin; sister, Fern Hansen and husband Robert of Onawa, Iowa; brother, Ray Summerfield of Onawa, Iowa; brother-in-law, Gary Koster and wife Jayne of Lake Okoboji, Iowa; special friends, Bob & Ginny Laurence of San Antonio, Robert Laurence of Dallas, and Blake and Kelly Hill of Houston, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:30 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Burial services will be held in Iowa at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of East Texas at 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701, or to the Texas Highway Patrol Association at 812 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205 or to a favorite charity of choice.

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Elbert Franklin Jones Jr.
Oct 1, 1942 - Sept 17, 2011

Elbert Franklin Jones Jr., 68 of Purdon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Corsicana.

He was born Oct. 1, 1942 in Dallas to Elbert F. Jones Sr. and Dorothy Reed Jones.

He was preceded in death by parents; daughter, Dorothy Hull; and grandson, Hayden.

He is survived by wife, Barbara Jones of Purdon; children, Tammie Hoffart and husband Denny of Waxahachie, Lisa Skinner and husband Josh of Corsicana, James Jones and wife Charla of Corsicana, Elton Jones of Arkansas, Frankie Jones of Beaumont, Kelly Mackey and husband Roger of Arkansas; son-in-law James Hull of Palestine; sister Sherrie Young of Bardwell; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Lyle officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Eddie McDonald
Oct 2, 1925 - Sept 19, 2011
 
James Eddie McDonald went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. He was born Oct. 2, 1925 in Barry, Texas to Edward Lee and Myrtle Beatrice McDonald.

James worked for Lone Star Gas Company for 44 years. He retired as transmission supervisor in Richland. He was an avid deer hunter and loved to just sit and watch the deer from his deer stand. He married the love of his life, Martha, and made their home in Richland for more than 64 years. James’ love for his family was a priority in his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Lee and Myrtle Beatrice McDonald; sister, Dorothy Baley; and brothers, Sam, Arlee, Lloyd, J.T. and Aubrey McDonald.

James is survived by his loving wife, Martha Fultz McDonald; daughters, Barbara Nelson and husband Joe of Streetman, Brenda Combs and husband David of Corsicana; grandsons, James Todd Nelson and wife Susan of Lexington, Ky., Mark Nelson and wife Calli of Weatherford, Texas, Chad Combs and wife Catherine of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Josh Combs and wife Wendy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven great-grandchildren, Madelyn, James Marshall, and Melisa Nelson of Lexington, Bud, Brady, and Katelyn Nelson of Weatherford, and Lennon Nicole Combs of Brooklyn; and nephew, Lynn McDonald of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Pallbearers are his hunting buddies and dear friends, Lynn McDonald, Tommy Oliphant, Keith Weaver, Allen Shelton, Ed Brown and Danny Brown. Honorary Pallbearers are Tracy Donoho, Larry Sexton, Charles Fincher, Dennis Bryant, Neal Lippoid and Marshall McCluney.

The family was privileged to have loving caregivers Lois Ballard and Lisa Bradley, as well as the staff at Heritage Oaks West, and extends special thanks to Dr. Kent Rogers and Dr. John Updegrove.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at 1000 W. 2nd Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

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Barbara Grace McNally
Apr 15, 1926 - Sept 15, 2011
 

The glowing light of our family, Barbara Grace McNally, was extinguished Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. She died at home surrounded by her loving family, leaving an unfillable void in our hearts, but boundless legacy of love — good works, warm friendships, and an extensive family raised by her loving hands.

Barbara was a vivacious redhead who first met her handsome husband Joe at age 17 in Rhode Island. Through their 64 years of marriage, they traveled extensively, starting their journey in Rhode Island. Soon after the birth of their first three children, they moved from Rhode Island to Texas as part of the Air Force, then traveling to Tachikawa, Japan and back to Texas, moving to Corsicana in 1963.

She embraced her chosen profession of homemaker, mother and wife with an unparalleled grace and ease, encouraging each of her eight children to rise to their full potential. Nothing in life gave her more joy than the news of a new baby on the way, and when that baby arrived, she would always be seen holding that new life and quietly crooning her favorite phrase to them, “God is Love, and Jesus is His name.”

Among our fondest memories of Barbara are remembering her at the beach, surrounded by her family, basking in the sun and bouncing in the waves. She was a marvelous cook, an impeccable housekeeper, and a wonderful hostess. She had a flair for fashion and decorating, and found great pleasure in transforming her 1912 country ranch home into an oasis of beauty and comfort. She named her home Sweetbriar, after a wild English rose.

Although she was very busy with her eight children, she also made time to serve both Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the community of Corsicana. She served as a room mother and PTC president at James L. Collins Catholic School. She was a Den Mother for the cub scouts, a volunteer in the newborn nursery at the hospital, and enjoyed many volunteer hours working for Our Lady’s Altar Society, the Navarro County Medical Society Auxiliary and the Food for Fitness Programs.

Those of us left mourning her loss include her husband Dr. Joseph McNally Sr.; children Dr. Joseph McNally Jr. and wife Sandra, Maureen Barto and husband Bernard, Dr. Rosemary McCoy and husband Dr. Medford McCoy, Jayne McNally, Elizabeth Scirto and husband, Mark, Mark McNally and wife Nancy, John McNally and wife Marlene, and Robin Colvin and husband Joseph.

Her grandchildren include Michelle McNally Bertelsen and husband Mattias, Erin McNally Ashmore and husband Grant, Jason Barto and wife Kristy, Brendan Barto and spouse Corrie, Shayne Aytes and wife Susan, Dr. Liam McCoy Fry and husband Chad, Joe McCoy, Dr. Kate McCoy Massey and husband Dr. Clayton Massey, Rose McCoy, Katherine Scirto Mooney and husband Josiah, Mark Scirto Jr. and wife Leah, Anthony Scirto and wife Lindsey, Hannah Scirto, Sean McNally, Kevin McNally, Michael McNally, Matthew McNally, Timothy McNally, Kaitlyn McNally, Joseph McNally, Joseph Colvin and wife Mary, Patrick Colvin and Colleen Colvin.

Great-grandchildren include Evan, Keira, Fiona, Ella, Luke Isabelle, Connor, Adrianne, Charlie, Emily, Elianah, Caleb, Maria, Lilly, Hunter, Julia and baby Joey.

Extended family includes cousins in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with visitation to follow from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Holy Family Annex.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Danilo Ramos and Father Eli Monondo at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Memorial donations may be made to Mary Peterson Day Care Center, Hope Center, Child Advocates of Navarro County or James L. Collins Catholic School.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love Never Fails. I Cor. 13:7-8

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ruby Mae Blood
June 10, 1920 - Sept 17, 2011


Ruby Mae Blood, 91, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011, after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Corsicana on June 10, 1920.

She met and married her childhood sweetheart, George W. Blood, Jr in Corsicana in 1936. They were married 52 years.

Ruby will always be remembered as a woman of God, a loving wife, mother and Granny.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George, daughter, Mary A. Thomas, and granddaughter Susan R. Mauldin.

Survivors: Son and daughter in law, Bill and Kathy Jo Blood of Fort Worth, daughter, Molly Lou Gibbons of

Killeen, daughter, Anna Harvey of Red Oak and daughter and son in

law Sarah Jane and Gene Willis of Fort Worth, 11 grandchildren, 14 great

grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and

nephews that loved their Aunt Wiencie.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2011

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Emerald Hills Funeral Home, Kennedale, TX.

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Richard "Dick" Jennings
Abt 1929 - Sept 17, 2011


Richard "Dick" Jennings, 82 of Coriscana, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011 at his residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Kerens Cemetery with Rev. Charles A. Reese officiating.

Mr. Jennings is survived by his wife, Naomi "Tootsie" Jennings of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Sharon Jennings of Corsicana; grand daughter Shay Masterson and husband Craig of Malakoff; grand daughter Gale Jennings of Corsicana; great grand
daughter, Kenzie Masterson of Malakoff; brother, Keith Jennings and wife Rose of Ft. Worth; numerous nieces and nephews.

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James C. Ray
Dec 30, 1941 - Sept 15, 2011

James C. Ray, resident of McKinney and formerly of Frost, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at the age of 69 in McKinney. He was born on December 30, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri to James A. Ray and Goldie White Ray. James was self employed as a auctioneer and operated the auction in Frost.

James was preceded in death by his parents and a son Eric Ray. Survivors include his wife of 41 years Cheryl Ray of McKinney. Children: Mike Ray of St. Louis, Holly Ray of Climax Springs, Missouri, Jeff Ray and wife Donna of DeSota, Missouri, Robin Ray Harris and husband Barry of Independence, Missouri, Kittie Ray Bliss and husband Frank of McKinney, and Mickie Ray Jackson and husband Doug of Frost. Nineteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning, September 20, 2011 at 11am in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Zimmerman of Waxahachie Bible Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Austin Ray, John Ray, Jerod Welch, Chad Page and Jason Leggett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Franks, Lester Taylor, Hunter Bliss and Doug Fortenberry.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Howard Beckett Hayward
May 5, 1918 - Sept 15, 2011

Mr. Howard Beckett Hayward, age 93, died Sept. 15, 2011 in Tyler, Texas, of natural causes.

He was born in Salisbury, Missouri on May 5, 1918, the son of Thomas R. and Lura B. Hayward, one of four children. After growing up on the family farm and graduating from Brookfield High School, Howard joined the Army Air Corp during World War II, and proudly served as a Technical Sergeant on the San Antonio, Texas Army Base. In December 1942, Howard married Rosellen Johnson (deceased) of Independence, Mo. At the end of World War II, he returned to F. W. Woolworth Company, with whom he worked for 35 years in increasing levels of management responsibility, including District Manager. Assignments took Howard and his family to Kansas City, Missouri; Corsicana, Texas; Greenwood, Mississippi; Beaumont, Texas; Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Evansville, Indiana; and back to Corsicana to start up one of the first Woolco Supercenters. In November 1969, Howard married Pauline Cynthia Lockhart in Texas, followed by more Woolworth moves to Shawnee Mission, Kansas and McAllen, Texas.

Howard was a Rotary Club member in most cities where he worked. He also was a deacon in the North Greenwood Mississippi Baptist Church and the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Corsicana. In his retirement, Howard was an expert antique furniture restorer and master landscape gardener. On their property in Tyler, Howard and his wife Cindy raised specialty animals such as miniature horses, a pot-bellied pig, turtles and cats. Howard always had a smile on his face, a great sense of humor, and a gentleness and kindness towards all people and animals.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rucker; and sister, Katheryn.

In addition to Cindy, his wife, Howard is survived by three children, Patrick B. Hayward and wife Marta of Hilton Head, SC, Cynda H. Douglas and husband Ray of Alpharetta, GA, and Bryan B. Hayward and wife Cathie of Tyler, TX; three grandchildren, Justin Douglas, Leigh Hayward, and Fraser Douglas; three great-grandchildren, Savannah, Jacob, and Hudson; sister, Lillian H. Fordham and husband Ray of Allen, TX; and one niece and two nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darla Blatnik officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of East Texas at P.O. Box 6151, Tyler, TX 75711.

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Maxine (Bates) Everett
Feb 3, 1921 - Sept 16, 2011
 

Maxine left this earth Sept. 16, 2011 and stepped into heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and her beloved husband of 54 years, Richard (Dick) Everett.

She was born Feb. 3, 1921, and she came to live in Corsicana at three weeks of age. All of her education was completed in Corsicana. Maxine worked after graduation in the superintendent's office where she met and later married Dick. She has lived in Corsicana all but five years of her life which was spent at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio with her husband, Dick, during and for a few months after WWII. While at Randolph AFB, both of their daughters, Donna and Sandy were born. At the conclusion of WWII, the family moved back to Corsicana.

Maxine was employed by Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company before opening Everett's Antique Shop on West 2nd Avenue. She owned and operated the antique shop for approximately 45 years. She enjoyed reading and learning about antique furniture; however, her real interest and speciality was glassware. More than anything, she loved her family and friends beyond words. She has so much enjoyment in seeing and talking to the many people who came to the antique shop and her fellow "antiquers." The shop was kept in the family when purchased by Donna and son-in-law Jon Ed Ingham when Maxine retired.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, R.P. Bates and Nannie Trammell Bates and her dearly loved husband, Dick Everett.

She is survived by daughters, Donna and son-in-law, Jon Ed Ingham and Sandra Lewis; grandchildren Aimee Kasprzyk and husband David, Jon Ingham and wife Candice, Lee Lewis and wife Ellen. Maxine has six great-grandchildren, Sarah Kasprzyk, Anna Kasprzyk, Carter Wells, Issac Ingham, Luke Lewis and Reid Lewis. She is also survived by nieces Judy Binion, and Janice Sayers and nephew Gary Kutilek and their families.

Maxine was a member of First United Methodist Church since 1952. She loved people, and people loved her. The last few years of her life were spent as a resident of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. The family wishes to express sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all of her caretakers and employees of HORV for the healthcare and genuine concern shown to Maxine. Also many thanks go to Hand In Hand Hospice for their wonderful care and love given to our mother.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Reeves, Bro. B.F. Risinger Jr., and Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jon Ingham, David Kasprzyk, Lee Lewis, Wesley White, Ronny Willis, Oliver Albritton, Dwayne Nutt, Carroll Hambirck

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St. Corsicana, TX 75110 or First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lloyd Harold Baldwin
June 9, 1923 - Sept 14, 2011

Lloyd Harold Baldwin, 88, of Corsicana passed away Sept, 14, 2011.

He was born June 9, 1923 to Jesse and Ollie Baldwin.

He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where he served during World War II.

He was employed with Oil City Iron Works for 45 years.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Sybil Baldwin of Corsicana, married on Feb. 4, 1948; children, Connie Baldwin Martinez and husband Rene of Plano, Cathy Baldwin McCaslin and husband Ardie of Clifton and Cheri Baldwin Moore and husband Eddie of Corsicana; siblings, Bill Baldwin of Corsicana, Earl Baldwin of College Station, Jo Brown of Corsicana and Irene Robinson of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Monte, Halli, Hannah, Shane, Chaunta, Jarrod and Alison; eleven great grandchildren, Owen, Duncan, Ellis, Clara, Noah, Cosette, Halee, Katelyn, Kyndall, Alli and Jude.

He is preceded in death by sister, Juanita Griffin; and brothers, Jim Baldwin and Jesse Ray Baldwin.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Angels at Home, Guardian and Bethany Healthcare Services.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 15, 2011
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Sybil Murline (Michael) Baldwin; s/o James Edward "Dock" "Jessie" Baldwin, Sr. & Mary Ollie (Lane) Baldwin
     

Hettie Mae (Leonard) Loggins
Oct 7, 1881 - Jun 23, 1960

Mrs. Loggins Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Pat H. Loggins who died in Navarro Clinic early Thursday morning, were held from Westminister Presbyterian church at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, Cleburne, retired pastor, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, current pastor of Westminister. Mrs. Loggins was a long time member of the church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Loggins was prominent in church and cultural programs and projects. She was a former school teacher and was a charter of the James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors are her husband of Corsicana; two cousins, Miss Kathleen Bullock, Dallas and Mrs. C. B. Sessions, Rockdale; a nephew, Homer Carroll Jr., Kerens and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Ralph B (Skell?); Homer Carroll Jr., T. R. Red, John F. Adams, W. H. Balcom Jr and E. M. Polk.
McCammon directed

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jun 24, 1960
  • View Obituary Clipping
  •  Daughter of William Jasper Leonard and Hettie Elizabeth Kercheval.  She had one sister, Laila Leonard Carroll who was married to Homer Carroll Jr. of Kerens.  Laila and Hettie were born in Lewisburg Tennessee  and came to Corsicana as orphans.  Hettie lived with  William and Emma Kercheval Bullock of Corsicana and Laila lived with her mother's other sister Susan Kercheval Hale in Rockdale Texas



Mrs. Loggins Dies Thursday; Rites Friday

Mrs. Pat H. Loggins, prominent in church, civic and other circles here most of her life, died in the Navarro Clinic early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, Cleburne, retired pastor of the local church, assisted by Rev. E. E. Wood, pastor.

Mrs. Loggins resided with an aunt, the late Mrs. W. L. Bullock here for years. She formerly taught school here and was active in the 19th Century club, charter member of the local DAR Chapter, long member of the Corsicana Library board, active in the Red Cross during World War 1, and had served as president of the women’s council of Westminister Presbyterian church and taught Sunday School for many years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two cousins, Miss Kathleen Bullock, Dallas, and Mrs. C. R. Sessions, Rockdale; a nephew, Homer Carroll, Jr. Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Homer Carroll, Jr.; Ralph Stell, Ed M. Polk, T. R. Red, Sr., W. H. Balcom, Sr., and John F. Adams.

McCammon will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jun 23, 1960
  • w/o Patrick Henry “Pat” Loggins; d/o William Jasper Leonard and Hettie Elizabeth (Kerceval) Leonard buried in Head Springs cem., Marshall Co., Tenn.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Luther Palos
Feb 20, 1936 - Oct 13, 2011

Luther began his fight with cancer on June 17, 2011, and it ended on Oct. 13, 2011, when a merciful God called him home to heaven.

He was born on Feb. 20, 1936, in Chatfield to John and Juanita Palos. He graduated from Emhouse High School in 1955 and served in the Texas National Guard. He was a member of the American Paint Horse Association and took great pride in his horses. He was a long time member of Calvary Worship Center and managed Palos Enterprises.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Carol Palos of Corsicana; daughter, Crystal Palos of Dallas; son, John and Rachel Palos of Groesbeck; daughter, Carmen and Manilo Peirez of Corsicana; son, Paul and Jana Palos of Corsicana; step children, Nathan Earle and Kelley Harrison, both of Groesbeck; Matthew Sargent and Ellen of Frisco; and Christopher Sargent and Amanda of San Antonio; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Harry and Barbara Palos, John Palos Jr., Joe Palos and Lorena, and Lewis Palos; and by sister Isabelle Guillen.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Sr. and Juanita Palos of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service to celebrate his life will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Calvary Worship Center with Bro. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Palos, Johnathan Palos, Paul Palos, Chris Sargent, Matthew Sargent and Cameron Pezez.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Stokes, Glenn Prater, Lamoin Lawhon, James Raley, Lee Guillen, Thomas Dockery and Frank Alonzo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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L. B. "Billy" Bradley
Nov 1, 1949 - Oct 8, 2011

L. B. “Billy” Bradley, 61, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Medical City Hospital in Dallas.

He was born Nov. 1, 1949, in Streetman to the late Lozell Bradley and Ernetha McMullen Bradley and received his formal education at the G.W.Jackson School. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he completed 29 years, five months, and two days of active duty and reserve. His highest rank was Sgt. E-5. He was in the 3rd and 163rd Cal.Co.C.8th Patallion 112 Army Division and retired from the Waco Unit.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Bradley; and two sisters, Mary Jo Newsome and Salle Bradley Dunn.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Lusk Bradley, Corsicana; one son, Sidney “Spanky” Lusk (Tanya); and one daughter, Shunda Renee Bradley, all of Corsicana; one step-daughter, LaKeitha Lusk of Corsicana; grandchildren, Charli Lusk, Timothy Bradley, Lateika Bradley, Megan Bradley, Andrea Mitchell, and Davius Brown, all of Corsicana; four step-grandchildren, Daylon, DaKayla, Jaylon and Braylon; three great-grandchildren, sisters Patsy Bradley Marcellus and Diane Sample (Kirby) all of Dallas, and Gloria Bradley of Corsicana; one brother, Lonzell Bradley of Corsicana; aunts, Helen Owen of West, and Nerlene Bradley of Dallas,; cousin, Norma English of Dallas; a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends, including best friends, Tommie Hall, Elmer Kelly and Vernell Faulk.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, 5301 West State Highway 31 with Pastor Clyde Chambers as Eulogist and Pastor Alvin E. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Henry Strawn Barton
Sept 2, 1859 - Dec 14, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HENRY BARTON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Henry Barton, aged 77 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died in the P. and S. Hospital here Monday at noon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Lone Oak church near Blooming Grove, with interment in the Lone Oak cemetery. Mr. Barton resided in the Blooming Grove area practically all of his life until he moved to Corsicana several months ago.
Mr. Barton was struck by an automobile on Highway 75 while walking along the highway in East Corsicana, Sept. 12, and received injuries which were ascribed as the cause of death. He was the twenty-third traffic fatality on the highways in Navarro county for this year.
Surviving are a son, Walter Barton, Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Willingham, Grand Praire and Mrs. Hollifield, Blooming Grove: a brother, Sam Barton, Blooming Grove: a sister, Mrs. J. H. Frederick, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

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Nancy Clarosa (Barton) McSween
Oct 28, 1857 - Dec 12, 1936

McSWEEN, - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 14 - Mrs. F.D. McSween, 79, pioneer resident of the Blooming Grove community, died Saturday. Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove Sunday. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret McClure of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Roderick Williams of Corsicana; one son, Angus McSween of Blooming Grove and one brother.

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FUNERAL SUNDAY PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE
Mrs. F. D. McSween, aged 79 years, pioneer resident of the Blooming Grove community, died
Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock after a short illness. The funeral services were held at Blooming
Grove Sunday afternoon. Mrs. McSween was stricken Thursday.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret McClure, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Roderick
Williams, Corsicana; a son, Angus McSween, Blooming Grove; a brother, Sam Barton, Blooming Grove; and a half-sister, Mrs. J. H, Frederick, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

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AGED LADY DIED SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Nancy McSween, aged 79 years, pioneer resident of this community, died at her home here at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon after a short illness.

The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with Rev. J. W. Whitefield, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Paul H.
Vercher, pastor of the Central Baptist church, and Rev. J. M. McDaniel, a Presbyterian minister of Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret McClure, of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Roderick Williams, of Corsicana; a son, Angus McSween, Blooming Grove; a half brother, Sam Barton, Blooming Grove, and a half sister, Mrs. J. H. Frederick, of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were J. W. Harris, J. W. Robinson, G. D. Gillen, J. D.
George, J. P. Johnson and J. N. Barham.

Interment took place in the Lone Oak cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 18, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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