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Opal Inez (unk) Johnson
Feb 5, 1914 - Apr 7, 1995

Opal Inez Johnson
Opal Inez Johnson, 81, of Waco and formerly of Blooming Grove, died April 7, 1995 at Ridgecrest Retirement Center in Waco.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Services will be under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 5, 1914, in Benton, Ark.
She is survived by one sister, Naomi Fletcher.
She was preceded in death by her husband; William G. Johnson, in 1981.

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Luther Jefferson Wood
Aug 9, 1892 - Jul 9, 1954

Luther J. Wood
Expires Friday
Luther J. Wood, 61, Dawson, barber, died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning, following a several weeks illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist Church, with burial in the Frost cemetery but the time had not been decided Friday afternoon.
Wood was a, member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church. He was connected with the Malone barber shop.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannielynn Wood, Dawson; six sons, T. J. and Bernice Wood, both of Odessa: Weldon and Bobby Dan Wood, both of Dawson; Billy Joe Wood. Corrigan; Frankie Jack Wood, Kermit; a daughter, Mrs. John Moore, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Edd Berry, Purdon; three brothers, W. R. Wood, Blooming Grove; S. M. Wood, Corsicana, and Edd Wood, Waco, and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Griffin Funeral Home directs.

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Luther J. Wood Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Luther J. Wood, 61, Dawson barber, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning following a several weeks' illness, will be held Saturday at 4 p. m. from the Frost Baptist church. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church, of which Wood was a member, assisted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church in Dawson. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannielynn Wood, Dawson; six sons, T. J. and Bernice Wood, both of Odessa; Weldon and Bobby Dan Wood, both of Dawson; Billy Joe Wood, Corrigan, and Frankie Jack Wood, Kermit; a daughter, Mrs. John Moore, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Edd Berry, Purdon; three brothers, W. R. Wood, Blooming Grove; S. M. Wood Corsicana, and Edd Wood, Waco, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Truitt Green, B. W. Green, J. C. Green, Marion Green, Wayne Pevehouse, James Hollingsworth, Dan Cleveland and Charlie Ray Green. Griffin Funeral Home directs.

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Tom Cochran
Aug 1, 1897 - Jun 12, 1973

Tom Cochran Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Tom Cochran, 75, native of Corsicana who died Tuesday at Paulyne's Convalescent Home. Burial was to be at Frost Cemetery. Rev. B. W. Johnston was to officiate. Survivors include two brothers, John Cochran of Hillsboro and Jim Cochran of Whitney; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Brady of Cleburne, and five nieces. Nephews were to be pallbearers.

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Effie Fae (Perteet) Coffee-Gowin
June 13, 1918 - June 12, 1970


Gowin Services
Slated Sunday
Funeral services will be held Sunday for Mrs. Effie F. Gowin, 52, who died Friday morning. The
rites will be held in the Frost Methodist Church and will be conducted by the Rev. Keith Berry and Rev. B. W. Johnson, with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband Jess Gowin of Corsicana; one daughter Mrs. Mattie Faye Rendon of Corsicana and one granddaughter.

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Alfred Exton “Albert” Shores
Dec 7, 1870 - Apr 2, 1964

Alfred Shores Dies Thursday

Alfred E. Shores, 94. retired farmer - rancher, of Mertens, died in Twilight Home here Thursday night following an extended illness. He was a native of Ozark, Arkansas, but had resided in Mertens area for 75 years. Funeral services will be held from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel in Frost Saturday at 10 a. m. with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. Masons will be pallbearers. No close relatives survive. Nieces and nephews include Mrs. Erwin Kelly, Milford, F. S. Malone , Frost; Mrs. Elsie Finch and Mrs. Louise Barham, both of Hillsboro; Jack Crouch, Dallas, and several others who reside in Africa.

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Clarene (Bridger) Haynes
Nov 19, 1925 - Aug 29, 1964

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Haynes FROST, Aug. 31 (Spl)—Mrs. Clarence Haynes, 38, died in a Fort Worth hospital Saturday afternoon. 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 Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Surviving are her parents, Constable and Mrs. Carl Bridger, Frost; three brothers, Carl Jr., Gordon and Bill Bridger, all of Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Lee Adams, Waco; Mrs. Catherene Walker, Fort Worth, and Miss Nancy Kay Bridger, Frost, and other relatives. McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Samuel Revis Luther, Sr.
Nov 15, 1876 - Jan 9, 1934

BLACK HILLS MAN DIED LAST NIGHT; BUR1ED AT FROST

Funeral services for Samuel R. Luther, aged 57 years, who died at his home in the Black Hills community Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. L. Liddell, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. E. J. Speegle. He was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in Navarro county for the past 26 years. Surviving are his wife, seven sons, R. J. Luther, Dallas: R. L., S. R. Jr., O. L., J. W., D. O. and T. E. Luther, all of the Black Hills community; a daughter, Annie Mae Luther, Black Hills; four grandchildren, four brothers, Isaac Luther. Will Luther and Jack Luther, all of Tyler, and Robert Luther, California, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Gross, Jamestown, Texas. The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Davis (Riden) Smith
Dec 17, 1861 - Jan 27, 1934

Aged Frost Woman
Was Buried Sunday
FROST, Jan. 30.—Mrs. Mary Smith, aged 72 years, died at her home here Saturday afternoon after an illness of several months and the funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Frost cemetery.
Several children and other relatives survive.

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Margaret Ann (Davlin) Pevehouse
Nov 29, 1846 - Jul 16, 1934

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN DIED LAST NIGHT FROST

Funeral services for Mrs. Preston Pevehouse, aged 87 years, native of Louisiana, but pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died Monday night in the Frost community following a lingering illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Frost. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Sheppard, Frost, and Mrs. R. C. Baygent, Grayson, La.; three sons, Preston Pevehouse, Austin; Jimmie Pevehouse, Houston; and John Pevehouse, Dallas; and a number of other relatives. Mrs. Pevehouse resided in Corsicana for some time, but had resided in the Frost community during the past few years.

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Phillip Harvey White
Oct 27, 1858 - Sep 3, 1934

Aged Frost Resident
Was Buried Monday
FROST, Sept. 4—P. H. White, aged 75 years, died at his home here Monday morning at 9 o’clock after an extended illness and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. He was a native of Tennessee and first settled in this community in 1895, later moving to Hillsboro, where he resided for a number of years before returning to this community.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Corbin White of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. Iva Brown, Kopperl; Mrs. Mattie Childers, Hubbard, and Mrs. Jim Gant, Frost, and a number of other relatives.

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John Scott
Aug 12, 1849 - Mar 24, 1919

FROST NEWS.
(Frost Star.)
Mr. John Scott, who was buried in Frost Tuesday, met his death by accidental shooting, at his home in Venus. He had been accustomed to shooting rats in his barn while feeding his stock and just after the noon hour on Monday, as was his custom he was feeding. His wife, who was in the yard in sight of the barn, saw him fall and ran to him, but he died instantly. The bullet pierced his brain, entering his head behind his right ear and coming out a little past the middle of his head in the back. He is survived by his wife, a son, Wiley, two daughters. Mrs. I. A. Sanders of Frost and Mrs. Will Owens of Alvarado, a sister and five brothers, Ethan Scott of Richland, Green Scott of Cisco, Will Scott of Memphis and J. J. and J. M. Scott of this place.

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KILLED SELF ACCIDENTALLY

Former Citizen of Frost Buried There Yesterday

John Scott, aged seventy years, and for many years a citizen of Frost, killed himself accidentally at his home in Venus, Johnson County, Monday and the remains were buried at Frost yesterday. The deceased had been shooting rats at his barn for several days, and when a shot was heard at the barn Monday morning nothing was thought of it until later his dead body was found about half way in his corn crib door and a pistol shot wound through his side.

The deceased was a brother of Jerry Scott of Frost, Ethan Scott of Richland and Green Scott of western Texas. He lived at Frost for many years before moving to Johnson county and had many friends who are pained at his tragic death.

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Jesse Euin Sharp
Sep 24, 1882 - Nov 29, 1964

Jesse E. Sharp Expires Sunday

FROST, Nov. 30 (Spl.)—Jesse E. Sharp, 82, retired farmer, long-time resident of this area, native of Slay, Ellis county, died Sunday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the church, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. Surviving are a son, H. P. (Pete) Sharp, Slay; a daughter, Miss Maudine Sharp, Frost; a grandson, Bobby J. Sharp, Dallas; three half-brothers, Willis and Earl Griggs, both of Frost, and Bernard Griggs, Morro Bay, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Pittman, Italy, and Mrs. Leonard Snell, Dallas, and other relatives, including a cousin, Mrs. Durwood Robinson, Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Raymond Jones, L. C. Rudd, Fenton Young, Jimmy Strain, Hicks Mitchell, Coleman Ponder, R. L. Griffis and Kenneth Renfrow. McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Joseph Clarence Coffee
Nov 23, 1907 - Jun 02, 1964

Frost Resident Rites Thursday
FROST (Spl)—Joseph Clarence Coffee, 56, a native of Mount Calm, died Tuesday in the M. D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston.
Services for the retired farmer will be held Thursday morning at the Frost Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Derry of Frost Assembly of God Church officiating.
Burial will be in Frost cemetery.
Coffee had lived the majority of his life in the west end of Navarro County.

He is survived by his wife, Effie, Frost; one daughter, Mattie Faye Coffee, Frost; three brothers, Commodore Coffee, Emporia, Kansas; Ike Coffee, Post and Frank Coffee, San Angelo; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Partlow, Post; Mrs. Carrie Wilson, San Angelo, and Mrs. Sue Hammonds, Hawkins; two half-brothers, Bob Stogsdill, and Sims Stogsdill, both of St. Louis; two step-brothers, Jack Thomas, Frost, and Elbert Thomas, Dallas; two step-sisters, Mrs. Lucille Evans, Dawson, and Mrs. Effie French, Brushie Prairie.

Pallbearers will be W. E. Stevenson, L. O. Ellis, Truman Raley, Jimmy Prince, Wes Holmes and Charlie Morris.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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James Walter Morgan
1879 - Aug. 16, 1934

LIFELONG RESIDENT FROST COMMUNITY IS BURIED ON FRIDAY
FROST, Aug. 17—(Spl)—Funeral services for James Walter Morgan, age 57, were held Friday afternoon from the Frost Baptist church at 4 o’clock. They were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cage. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Mr. Morgan died in Dallas Thursday following an operation for appendicitis.
He was a native of Navarro county, having been born on the farm on which he lived at the time of his death. He was prominent in Masonic circles and the Masons had charge of the services at the grave.
Surviving are his widow, one son, two daughters and other relatives.

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Annie Belle (Cray) Barker-Heflin
Oct 7, 1886 - Oct 2, 1934

MRS ANNIE HEFLIN DIED TUESDAY NIGHT;
BURIAL AT FROST

Mrs. Annie Heflin, aged 46 years died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock after a short illness and the funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon. A short funeral service was held from the family residence, 617 North Main street, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock another service was held at the Front Methodist church at 3:30 o'clock. Interment was in the Frost cemetery with the Rebekah Lodge in charge at the grave. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, assisted by Rev. A. R. Corn, pastor of the Methodist protestant church, and Rev Jeff Pittman Frost Methodist minister. Surviving are her husband J.V. Heflin, Corsicana; a son, O. E. Barker, Corsicana; two brothers, C. T. Cray. Waco; and H. C. Cray, Chillicothe; a sister, Mrs. Cora Aston, Corsicana; a grandchild and other relatives. Pallbearers were Andrew G. Steele, Forest Sweatman, Dock Sheets, H. C. Gorrod, Tracy Gorman, Bill Ewing and Ray Morgan. The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 3, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Albert Ellis Barker married Oct. 10, 1909 buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Ennis 2nd husband John Vernon Heflin buried in Athens City Cemetery

John Berry Honea
Jan 4, 1862 - Sep 3, 1934

Long-Time Resident
Frost Sector Dies
FROST, Sept, 8.—J. B. Honea, 72, died at his home here Monday night He had resided in
this community for the past 84 years Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Lee Clark, Austin; Mrs. Lizzie Perryman, Mertens; Edd Honea, Corsicana; Mrs. Lillie Hambrick, Emmett; Mrs. Eliza Campbell, Frost; Rev. Clarence Honea, Tyler; Walter Honea, Frost; and Mrs. Birdie Shelton, Eastland.

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Thomas Madison Morgan
Apr 25, 1889 - Mar 22, 1951

T. M. Morgan Rites Are Held Friday
 

Funeral services for T. M. Morgan, 61, who died at his home in Frost Wednesday, were held Friday at 3 p. m. from the Frost Baptist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church. Surviving are his wife of Frost; three sons, Mark and Mason Morgan, both of Emhouse, and Billy Joe Morgan, U. S. Army, Fort Hood, three daughters, Mrs. A. C. Milline, Montfort; Mrs. James Steele, Corsicana, and Miss Helen Morgan, Frost; a brother, Mort Morgan, McKinney; four sisters, Mrs. Odis Hill, Frost; Mrs. A. C. Miller, Whitney; Mrs. I. D. Morris, Baytown and Mrs. W. P. Akin, Medina, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Will Hollingsworth, Bud Fields, Henry Hofman, Jewell Slate, Joe Griffin and Beldon English. Corley directed.

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Mannilla A. "Nila" (Ellis) Lee
April 3, 1856 - Jan 14, 1951

Funeral Rites For Mrs. J. D. Lee Monday Afternoon

Mrs. J. D. Lee, 94, died at her home in Mertens Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. from the Mertens Methodist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J, L. Oliver, Rev. H. J. Williams and Rev. F. T. Fisher. Born in 1856 in Alabama, Mrs. Lee came to the Frost area early in life and resided there for many years. She was the widow of the late J. D. Lee, killed in the Frost tornado, May 6, 1930, when more than 20 lives were lost. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. H. A. Young, Mertens; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mattie Brimlet, Bennington, Okla., and other relatives. Corley directed.

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Hester James (Hooser) Scott
Oct 4, 1893 - Jun 21, 1951

Mrs. H. A. Scott
Rites Friday
FROST, June 25, --(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. H. A. Scott 57, who died in a Dallas hospital Thursday after an extended illness, were held from the Frost Baptist church Friday. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle of Huntsville, formerly of Frost, and Rev. Alvin Swindell of Hillsboro.
Mrs. Scott was a life-time resident of this community, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Hooser, pioneer residents of West Navarro county.
Surviving are her husband of Frost; three sons, H. A. Scott, Jr., Dallas; J. Sam Scott and Bennie Scott both of Frost; a daughter Mrs. W. M. Gartman, Waco; six grandchildren, two brothers, Tom and Ernest Hooser, both of Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Wesley Goodwin, Ennis; Mrs. Joe Keitt, Hubbard and Mrs. Fletcher Bonnett, Frost and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Darla San Neese
Oct 15, 1951 - Oct 29, 1951

Infant’s Rites
Held At Frost
Funeral services for Darla San Neese, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Neese of Mexia, who died in a Mexia hospital Monday were held at 11 a. m. Tuesday at the Frost cemetery.
Graveside rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
The father is a highway patrolman.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Hoyt; a sister, Shirley all of Mexia; a grandmother, Mrs. J. H. Neese, Sr., Corsicana and other relatives.
Corley directed.

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William Winnifred Lookingbill
Mar 29, 1915 - May 25, 1951

Former Resident
Buried At Frost
FROST, May 31.—(Spl)— Funeral services for Winnifred Lookingbill, 36, former Frost resident, who died in the Veterans' Hospital, Dallas, Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Baptist church. The rites were conducted bv Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Burial, was in the Frost cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Fosterson, Eugene Henry, Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lookingbill, Hooks; four sisters, Mrs. E. E. Ellington and Mrs. J. B. Brown, both of Frost; Mrs. J. W. Jackson, Texarkana, and Miss Sammie Lookingbill, Dallas; a nephew and three nieces. Lookingbill served in the navy from November, 1942, to December, 1945, with the rank of chief boatswain mate. He saw service in the American, Asiatic and Pacific areas, receiving one star and victory medal. Since returning to civilian life, he wag employed by the Atlanta Steel Co., Atlanta. Ga.

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Margaret Ione "Maggie" (Cypert) Johnson
Mar 23, 1873 - Dec 31, 1950

Dies Sunday In
Dallas Hospital
Mrs. John Johnson, 77, long time resident of Blooming Grove, died in a Dallas hospital Sunday night.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Frost Methodist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Porter Johnson, Dallas, a grandson, and other relatives.

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Blooming Grove News.
Quite a few friends attended the funeral of Mrs. Maggie Ione Cypert Johnson, which was held from the First Methodist Church in Frost on last Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Johnson, the wife of the late T. S. Johnson passed away last Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock in a Dallas hospital, where she had been sick for the past two months. One son survives, John Porter Johnson, Dallas. Mrs. Johnson had resided in Blooming Grove since 1927 moving here from Frost.

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Infant Daughter Moore
Jun 25, 1951 - Jun 26, 1951

RITES FOR TWINS
Funeral services for infant twins, a son and daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Moore of Dallas, were held at the Frost cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, of Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Moore, Frost and other relatives.

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Infant Son Moore
Jun 25, 1951 - Jun 25, 1951

RITES FOR TWINS
Funeral services for infant twins, a son and daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Moore of Dallas, were held at the Frost cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, of Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Moore, Frost and other relatives.

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Janie Kelsey (Moore) English
Jun 20, 1847 - Jun 8, 1919

Aged Lady Dies.
Rev. J. T. McKeown was called to Frost Sunday to conduct the funeral of Mrs. Janie English. The funeral service was held at 4 o’clock at the Methodist Church. If Mrs. English had lived until June 20th she would have been 72 years of age. She is survived by 7 children. Mrs. English had many friends, a large number of whom lived seven miles north of town who are grieved to learn of her death.

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West End News.
While in Frost Friday I heard that Sam and Ben English who live out West, were summoned back to their old home near Frost to be by the bedside of their dying mother, and that grand, good old Mother of Israel passed from this old troublesome world to a happy home in heaven on Saturday night, and her remains were interred in the Frost cemetery at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. This leaves a large bunch of children, all grown and having families to walk through the balance of their lives without father or mother. But I have for a long time had such trials and know how to sympathize with them. Their best friend has left them to fight the battle of sin and the toils of this old sinful world alone. May God help the grief stricken ones and help them that they may never forget their father and mother’s love and strive to meet them where there shall be no more tears and where peace and happiness reign forever. So look to Jesus, boys and girls; He will help you.

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Mary Elizabeth (Hancock) Goodman
Jul 19, 1845 - Oct 27, 1919

Was Buried at Frost Yesterday.
Mrs. M. E. Goodman, widow of the W. B. Goodman, died at her home in Frost Tuesday night, and the remains were interred at Frost yesterday afternoon. The deceased was seventy-four years of age and had been a resident of the Frost community for more than forty years. She is survived by five grown children, among these being, Mr. Lee Goodman of Corsicana.

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Lena (Rogers) Morris
Jan 2, 1896 - Jan 11, 1919

Died at Frost Sunday.
Mrs. Othel Morris died at Frost Saturday night and the remains were interred there Sunday. Deceased is survived by her husband and an 18 month old child.

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Rebeckah M (Peters) Brown
Feb 27, 1853 - May 10, 1919

Remains interred at Frost.
Mrs. Rebecca Brown, aged 65 years, died at the home of her son, Will Brown, Saturday and the remains were taken to Frost yesterday for interment. The deceased was the widow of the late W. J. Brown, for four years county tax collector, and who died in November last. The deceased is survived by a number of children and grand children. she was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and was a most excellent woman.

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Edward Harper Calhoun
Mar 21, 1861 - Dec 19, 1919

Well Known Citizen Expires in Citizens State Bank.
E. H. Calhoun, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Frost, dropped dead there this afternoon while attending to business in the Citizens State Bank. He was in apparently good health at the time.

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Will Be Buried Tomorrow.
The remains of E. H. Calhoun who dropped dead in the Citizens State Bank at Frost yesterday, will be interred there tomorrow. The deceased was sixty-eight years of age, and is survived by several grown children.

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Phillip Brackenridge Orme
1856 - Feb. 14, 1919

DIED IN FROST FRIDAY NIGHT.

Remains of a Good Citizen Interred There Yesterday.
P. B. Orme, aged sixty-two years and for many years a merchant of Frost, died there Friday night and his remains were interred there yesterday. The deceased is survived by six grown children, three daughters and three sons. All of the boys were soldiers in France, and two are yet overseas. William, one of these, who was wounded just before the signing of the armistice, was returned to America, and reached his father’s bed side a few hours before his death. The deceased was highly regarded by all who knew him, and his funeral yesterday was largely attended.

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James M. Cole
abt 1875 - Mar 18, 1927

Leading Merchant of Frost Stricken.
Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, March 23.—J. M. Cole, one of the leading merchants of this city, suffered a stroke of paralysis early Wednesday morning at his home here and is reported in a critical condition.

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PROMINENT FROST MERCHANT PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT
Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, April 19.—J. M. Cole, aged about 50 years, well-known dry goods merchant of Frost, died Monday night at 9:15 o’clock following an illness of several weeks and the remains were interred in the Frost cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted at the Frost Methodist church of which he was a member, at 4 o’clock. The services were in charge of Rev. Chas. Diltz, pastor.
Surviving are his wife, one sister, one half-sister, one half-brother, and one step-brother.
Mr. Cole suffered a stroke of paralysis about one month ago.
He was born in Arkansas but has resided in Frost since early manhood. He had been in the dry goods business for fifteen years or more.
Following were the pallbearers:
R. L. Templeton, T. F. Bonnett, J. C. Beck, R. F. Shaw, Searsy Heflin and Claude Doyle.

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Jesse Bundy Cypert, Dr.
Oct 13, 1845 - Nov 25, 1927

FROST.
Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, Dec. 1.
Funeral services were held here Saturday for Dr. J. B. Cypert, who died in the Masonic home at Arlington. Burial in the Frost Cemetery. Dr. Cypert was the father of Mmes. R. D. McCary of Frost and Mrs. Maggie Johnson of Blooming Grove. He is also survived by a son and another daughter.

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David John McRee
Jan 2, 1851 - Sep 26, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES
TUESDAY MORNING
COUNTY PIONEER

DAVID J. M’REE DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER MONDAY
Funeral services for David J. McRee, aged 76 years, who was found dead at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Massey, 903 South Seventeenth street, Monday morning about 9:15 o’clock, were held Tuesday morning at 8:30 at the residence of his son, John McRee, 1007 West Eleventh avenue. The services were conducted by Rev. M. A. Turner, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The body was taken to Frost where interment was made.
Mr. McRee was a pioneer resident of Navarro county, coming to this county and settling in the Jones Ranch community south of Frost in 1875. He had resided in Corsicana about 25 or 30 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. McRee was born in Alabama but lived in Louisana for several years prior to coming to Texas.
The deceased was sitting on the front porch Monday morning when Mrs. Massey went to the market and when she returned a short time later, she found him lying across a bed, dead. He was preceded in death about a year ago by his wife.
Two children survive.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September 27, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Death Certificate says Frost, Texas-daughter Mamie (McRee) Massey is buried at Oakwood;
    h/o Jennie (Utley) McRee s/o D. McRee; (Jennie is the daughter of Minton Utley and Mary Jane (Beeman) Utley-Hollingsworth—Mary Jane is buried at Frost)
  • Buried at Frost Cemetery



AGED CORSICANA MAN PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY MONDAY

DAVIS J. M’REE FOUND DEAD BY DAUGHTER ON RETURN FROM MARKET

Davis J. McRee, aged 76 years, died suddenly Monday morning about 9:15 o’clock with a heart attack at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Massey, 903 South Seventh street and the body will be taken to Frost Tuesday morning for interment. The funeral services will be held from the residence of Johnny McRee, 1007 West Eleventh Avenue, his son, and the cortege will leave for Frost at 9 o’clock. Interment will be made at 11 o’clock.

Mrs. Massey went to the market and had been gone only a short time when she returned and found him dead on a bed. He was sitting on the front porch at the time she left the house.

Mr. McRee was born in Louisiana but had resided in Corsicana for many years. He is survived by only two children, Johnny McRee and Mrs. John Massey, both of Corsicana.

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Nancy Jane (Thomason) Denn
1858 – Jan 22, 1927

AGED WOMAN DIED IN FROST SATURDAY NIGHT 8:30 O’CLOCK

Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, Jan. 24,--Mrs. N. J. Denn, aged 69 years, died here Saturday night at 8:30 and the funeral services will be held Tuesday Morning at 10 o’clock at the First Baptist church, Rev. N. L. Range, pastor will conduct the services.
Mrs. Denn is survived by nine children, seven boys and two daughters, 47 grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.

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Robert Lincoln Templeton
Jan 15, 1867 - Jun 4, 1951

R. L. Templeton Of Frost Dies

R. L. Templeton, 84, prominent retired Frost merchant, died in the P. and S. Hospital early Monday morning. He had been in ill health for several months.
Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church.
Born January 14, 1867, in Tennessee, Templeton came to Texas in 1890 and to Frost late in 1896, when there were only two business establishments at this West Navarro county town. He was a hardware merchant in Frost for 32 years before his retirement and he was a bank director and cotton buyer.
Templeton served many years as a school trustee and was active in business and civic affairs of West Navarro county until a few years ago. He was a Presbyterian and a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Mr. and Mrs. Templeton observed their 55th wedding anniversary last January 15.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; two sons, Ben H. Templeton, Stephenville.
and T. J. . Templeton, Frost: two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Jackson, Houston, and Mrs. Ted Tatum, Corsicana: and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tom Stevenson, Allison Merrell, Dock Jones, Tom Hooser, Red Hinkle and Curtis Patterson.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Mary Delores Humphrey Mosley
Aug 22, 1959 - Nov 5, 2009

Mary Delores Humphrey Mosley, 50, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at her residence. Wake service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop K.D. Davis Sr. and the Rev. Vernon Jessie officiating and the Rev. Clyde Chambers as eulogist. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Josefa Corong
May 8, 1921 - Oct 13, 2009

Josefa Corong, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Corley Funeral Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jack Owen Garrett
July 4, 2010

Jack Owen Garrett, 67, of Navarro Mills passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Navarro Mills Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park with Military Honors.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Donald E. Williams
Feb 10, 1944 – Mar 2, 2006

Donald E. Williams, 62, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Health Care & Rehab.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. Family visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson of Calvary Worship Center officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Williams was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Corsicana to Charlie Williams and Geleen Bibbs Williams.

Survivors include his son, Donald E. Williams Jr. and wife Vanessa of Corsicana; step grandchild, Reagan; son, James Stacy Williams and fiancee Angela Segler of Corsicana; grandchildren, Tyler Andrew Williams and Robert Cody Williams; step granddaughter, Torri Turner; daughter, Elizabeth Diane Winfree and husband Brian of Nashville, Tenn.; step grandson, Marcus Anthony; step granddaughter, Alessandra Jordan; grandson, Kaden Brody; brother, Stevie Williams and wife Pat of Corsicana; and sister, Kathy Robinson of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Geraldine "Gerry" Carden Haynie
July 9, 1926 – Jan 3, 2011
 

Geraldine “Gerry” Haynie, life-long resident of Corsicana, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 3, 2011, surrounded by family, friends, and music that she loved.

Gerry was born July 9, 1926, to Wilsie and Lillie Mae “Paul” Carden. She accepted the Lord as her Savior when she was twelve years old and a long time member of Northside Baptist Church. She married Neil Haynie on Oct. 16, 1946. Affectionately known as “Gaggy” to her many family members and friends. She always made everyone feel like members of the family, as they experienced her gracious hospitality. Her recollection of the history of Corsicana during WWII and stories of the dances at the Country Club and Lake Halbert, as the young ladies of Corsicana did their part to make the cadets feel at home, will always be a cherished memory, as well as her love for Big Band Music.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Neil Haynie; son, Bruce Haynie; great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Carden Collier; her parents, Wilsie and Lillie Mae “Paul” Carden; and three sisters, Fayrene Farrell, Nellie Jo Tyler, and Mary Ella Gordon.

Survivors inlcude two sons and one daughter, Brad Haynie and wife Lori, Byron Haynie, and Betsy Stroder; 10 grandchildren, John-Mark Stroder and wife Brandy, Sarah Haynie Sullivan and husband Melvin, Anna Stroder Collier, Ezekiel Stroder and wife Michelle, Britney Haynie, Taylor Haynie, Sember Stroder, Tate Stroder, Adam Stroder and Carly Haynie; step-grandchildren, Neely Owen Minchew, Brady Grant, and Kayla and Dillan Halley; three great-grandchildren, Jared and Jadyn Collier, and Dain Stroder; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The Haynie family would like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers for his wonderful medical care, Angels at Home nursing staff and caregivers, Brandy Collins, Patsy Geiger, Tammy Kent, Cindy Clasper, Bria Goodman, and Rachel Chitty. Also special thanks to Sharon Thomas, Debbie Boyte, Vickie Farmer, and Neely Minchew for their support and help as she passed from this world into the arms of Jesus.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Northside Baptist Church, with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating. Pallbearers will be John-Mark Stroder, Ezekiel Stroder, Adam Stroder, Jody Thomas, Mike Cox, and Gary Richardson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, 2800 North Beaton, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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C. E. "Johnny" Johns
Jan 24, 1930 – Mar 10, 2010

C. E. (Johnny) Johns, 80, of Cleveland, Texas passed away March 10. He was born January 24, 1930 in Pritchard, Alabama.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Geneva Johns; children, Ricky Johns of Cleveland, Susie Terry of Palestine, Donna Barr of Dallas, Marilyn Zbilski of Richmond, Juanita Horner of Katy and Tracie Jackson of Tomball; brothers, Richard Devon Collins of Johnsonville and Winford Collins of Mexia; sister, Josephine Howes of Memphis; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by sister, Peggy Witcher.

Visitation will be Monday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service with Military Honors will be Tuesday, March 16, at 1 p.m., at Resthaven Memorial Park with Gary Sears officiating.

Pallbearers are Dominic Tijerina, David Horner, Ricky Wayne Johns, Christopher Johns, Tracy Stilley and Carl Lane.

Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana

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Helen (Szenasy) Warner-Gilcrease
Oct 8, 1921 - Aug 6, 2010

Helen Szenasy Warner Gilcrease, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, August 6 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born on October 8, 1921 to Sam and Ethel Szenasy. Helen had been employed with the Rural Electric Co-op for 35 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana and served on various ministry teams. Helen had a loving care of people, volunteering at the hospital for 30 years as a Pink Lady, and was a loyal blood donor for many years.

Helen was preceded in death by her first husband Wilson Warner, and sisters Ethel and Margaret. Survivors include her husband Norman Gilcrease of Corsicana. Her children: Roger Warner and his wife Kathann of Corsicana, Wilson Norwood Warner Jr. and wife Carol of Arlington. Grandchildren: David Warner and wife Jamie of Huntsville, Kenneth Warner of Alexandria, VA., Carol Warner and husband Steve of Arlington. Great grandchildren: Shelby Warner, Macy Madelyn Warner, Reese and Payton. Sister Edith Phillips of Waco and brother Sam Szenasy of Tulsa, OK. Normans children: Lynda Allen and her husband Joe. Grandchildren: Chris Allen, Casey and Melissa Allen, and great grandson Luke Allen.

She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 9 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Entombment will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be David Warner, Joe Allen, Ronnie Sears, Jon Ed Ingham, Wayne Rose, and Tommy Ross.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. A on-line guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com.

Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana

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Frances (Griffin) Thigpin
July 10, 1913 – Nov 26, 2010

Frances Griffin Thigpin was born July 10, 1913, in Forney, to James C. and Kathryn Linn Griffin. She married Robert L. Thigpin July 6, 1936. She passed from this life Nov. 26, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Robert L. Thigpin; son, Lt. James C. Thigpin; sisters, Linn Griffin Deitz and Dixie Griffin Reid; and brother, James C. Griffin II.

She is survived by her son, Robert L. Thigpin Jr. and wife Shurley of Corsicana; step-grandson, John M. Kirton II of Lewisville; one nephew, James C. Griffin III and wife Barbara of Mesquite; and one niece, Nancy Griffin Pyle of Fort Worth.

Special thanks to Frances’ caregivers who made her life more rich and comfortable for the last 15 months. They have become like family to all of us. They are Willie R. Carter, Regina Brookins, Thelma Stewart, Lisa Coleman, and Regina Preston.

Frances earned her B.A. Degree from Texas Women’s University, graduating with honors in Music. She taught school in Nacogdoches and Corsicana. She taught private piano lessons with Lottie Mansfield, she was asked to establish the Music Chair at Navarro Junior College and did so, she received much from music and contributed much through her music. She was a long time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, their Womens' Choir, the Music Guild, Literary Club, and Kinsloe House. She also enjoyed Bridge Clubs.

Visitation will be at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Services will be Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Darla Blatnik of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating and Sandra Huffman as soloist with musical selections.

Pallbearers will be James C. Griffin III, Bill Maupin, Robert Keathley, John Jackson, Jim Wood, Rodney McLaughlin, and Lloyd Huffman. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dorothy Pauline (Lauser) Taliaferro
Dec 4, 1922 - Oct 10, 2010

Mrs. Dorothy Pauline Lauser Taliaferro, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at her residence.

She was born December 4, 1922 in Trumbull County, Ohio to Edgar and Minnie Lauser. Her grandfather was a German immigrant. She attended the Ohio State University and played flute in the marching band but left to start teaching during World War II. She later completed her degree and graduated from Kent State University while raising three children. She taught school in Ohio for 26 years and after retiring and moving to Corsicana in 1982, she was a substitute for four years in the Corsicana schools. She was active in Eastern Star and was Director of the Chardon, Ohio Rainbow Girls for six years. She liked to craft and was the art instructor for the Navarro Council of Arts Creative Hands program.

Mrs. Taliaferro is survived by her husband of 62 years, Hollis Vernon Taliaferro; sons, Paul Taliaferro and wife Laura of Moundsville, W.Va., Bruce Taliaferro and wife Shera of Grand Prairie; daughter, Holly Boulay and husband Steve of Red Lion, Pa. ; granddaughters, Megan Albidrez and husband Rob of Raleigh, N.C., Amy Taliaferro of Raleigh, N.C., and Lani Taliaferro of Grand Prairie; step-grandson, Darick Alvarez of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and great-granddaughter, Emma Albidrez of Raleigh, N.C.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Norwood, Lewis Mathison, Roger Warner, Terry Smith, Ronald Whitehead and Graham Dickson. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church at 2308 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, Texas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Grady Hendrix
Jan 31, 1928 – Nov 16, 2010

Corsicana — Grady Hendrix, 82, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Nov. 16, 2010, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 31, 1928, in Hico, to Jeff G. Hendrix and Opal Killon Hendrix. Grady was retired from the United States Navy after more than nineteen years of service. After retirement he was the Police Chief of Blooming Grove for eleven years, worked for the Texas Department of Corrections, was a security officer for a number of businesses in the area, and worked at Wal-Mart in the Deli. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, and in the past he also worshiped in Blooming Grove, First Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Hendrix of Corsicana; children, Annette Straubing of Corsicana, Evan Matthews of Dallas, Chuck Hendrix of Mansfield, Stanley Hendrix of Louisiana, Paula Kay Hendrix of Oklahoma, and Barbara Miller of White Oak; sisters, Opal Lee Leonard of Dallas, and Lola Parker of San Angelo; brother, Tommy Sites of Virginia; he is also survived by a number of grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 19, 2010, in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana. ∞

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Calvin Curtis Cagle
Dec 9, 1933 - Oct 23, 2010

Corsicana — Calvin Curtis Cagle, 76, of Barry passed away Oct. 23, 2010, in Tyler.

He was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Floydada, Texas, to William H. Cagle and Leona Kirvin Cagle.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Munoz and husband Frank of Irving; nephew, Frank Munoz III of Dallas; niece, Elizabeth Ann Munoz and husband Sean of Arlington; great nephew, Charles Peterson of Arlington; special friend, Juanita Jackson of Barry; and children, Alan, Karen and Greg.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Alan Jackson, Greg Jackson, Sean Peterson, Frank Munoz, Charles Peterson and Scott Armstrong.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Vivian (Huff) Locklar
Dec 16, 1916 – Mar 2, 2012

Vivian Huff Locklar, born December 16, 1916 in Ennis to Fred and Ilene Huff passed away on March 2, 2012 after a brief illness. She attended school in Ennis but had to withdraw in order to take care of her family. She married Orville Locklar on May 15, 1938 in Ennis and made their home in Corsicana. They had been married for 71years at the time of his death in 2009.

In 1944 she and Orville, who worked for Safeway, were transferred to Hillsboro and they lived there for 15 years. Both were very active in the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro where she taught in the beginner department. She was a homemaker for a number of years and was known for her sewing abilities, her cooking and taking care of her children.

In 1959 she and her family moved back to Corsicana and affiliated with the First Baptist Church. She retired along with her husband from Texaco in 1979. At that time they decided to move to Malakoff where they lived for 10 years. She became a member of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff and was very active. In 1989 they moved back to Corsicana and affiliated once again with First Baptist Church where she became the outreach leader for the Senior Citizens Department for 16 years. During her retired years she and her husband traveled all around the country with the Senior Citizens of the church.

She enjoyed fishing with her neighbors and playing with the great grandchildren and she always made room for the less fortunate. She was active with the Solid Rockers at the church and sang with church members who went every week to the Twilight Home.

Survivors include her two daughters, Martha and husband Jim Kirgan of Kirvin, Mary Jane and husband Ronnie Wylie of Corsicana; five grandchildren Jim Kirgan Jr. and wife Cindy of Teague, Kimberly Kirgan of Mexia, Meagan Langley and husband Darren of Kirvin, Christopher Wylie and wife Julie of Victoria, and one special person Donna Patterson; six great grandchildren Kayse, Kyle, and Kourtnee Kirgan, Grady and Sarah Langley, and Ethan Williams; one sister-in-law Kitty Huff of Houston and several nieces and nephews. Two adopted sons Herb Adcock and wife LuJean of Iowa Park and E.J. Pricer and wife Lucille of Garland, and one God child Nancy Schusler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her brothers Estes Huff, Jack Huff, Johnny Huff and Fred L. Huff Jr., and one granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Wylie.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at graveside on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

If desired memorials may be made to the Meals on Wheels of Navarro County at 1805 North Beaton Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the First Baptist Church Building Fund 510 West Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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

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Elaine (Bryant) Shipley
June 10, 1924 – Mar 2, 2012

Mrs. Elaine Shipley, age 87, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born June 10, 1924 in Corsicana to John and Mae Bryant.

Mrs. Shipley was a member of the 2nd Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was a previous employee of Falcon Business Forms and had worked several years for Haggar Slacks.

She was survived by a daughter, Georgia Jernigan and husband Charles of Fredericksburg; a grandson, Jason Jernigan of Kansas City, Missouri; a granddaughter, Christine Jernigan of Osage Beach, Missouri; and three great granddaughters.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery with Rev. Charles McBride officiating. Burial will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

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Clarence O. Sikes
Oct 4, 1935 – Mar 3, 2012

Mr. Clarence O. Sikes, 76, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

He was born Oct. 4, 1935 in Corsicana to Kelton and Mozelle Sikes. Mr. Sikes was a member of the Ennis Cowboy Church. He was a family man that will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Delight Sikes; a son, Clifton Sikes and wife Paula; two daughters, Ginger Sikes, and Karen Sikes Moore and husband Jim; three brothers, Odis Sikes, Ernest Sikes and Billy Gene Sikes; a grandson, Clinton Sikes; two granddaughters, Leyla Norman and Allison Sikes; two great grandsons, Preston Sikes and Parker Sikes; and a great granddaughter, Abbey Norman.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat

Pallbearers will be Clinton Sikes, Clifton Sikes, Jim Moore, Alvin Crawford, Don Tunage and Johnny Woodard.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bertha May (Robinson) Adams
July 26, 1922 – Mar 5, 2012

Mrs. Bertha May Adams, 89, of Corsicana and formerly of New Hampshire passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012 at her residence.

She was born on July 26, 1922 in Tuftonboro, N.H., to parents, Walter and Eva Robinson.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Farmington, N.H. and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Adams; daughter, Dr. Joyce Robinson; and brothers, Roy Dow and Harold Dow.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Adams of Corsicana; son, Kenneth Adams Jr. of Milton, N.H., grandchildren, Scott Adams of Corsicana, Stacy Baker of Cleburne, Harold Emerson, Joshua Smith, Judy Adams, Jennifer Adams and Kimberly Adams of Milton, N.H.; and 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kimber Muldner
Mar 5, 2012 – Mar 5, 2012

Kimber Muldner came into this world and left this world on Monday, March 5, 2012. She is cherished and will be missed by her parents Kyle and AJ Muldner; her grandparents, Lynn and Wendy Heugatter and Jimmy and Kimi Muldner; great-grandparents George Baechtle and Alicelee and Pete Nemers; her aunts and uncles Eli Heugatter, Allison and John Cryer, Heidi and Ed Janak, Erika and Jacob Garrett, Jimmy Muldner III, Cody and Amanda Muldner, Amanda and Brady Grant, and countless cousins as well as precious friends Paula McNeil, Elaine Hoff, and Sarah Lingus.

Kimber has joined her Oma, Peggy Logan Baechtle and countless others who will be welcoming her to heaven. The family appreciates the outpouring of compassion and prayers and will be having a private service as they say their goodbyes and place Kimber in God's loving hands and those loved ones who have gone before her.

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Fama Ray (Harris) Burleson
June 12, 1929 – Mar 8, 2012

Fama Ray Burleson, loving wife and mother, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

She was born June 12, 1929 in Rice to Beaulah and Walter E. Harris Sr. On August 20, 1948, she married Bonham Burleson, the love of her life, and was married for 63 years. They made Longview their home after retirement.

Fama was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Jo Gullatt, Mildred H. Burk and Ruby H. Oakley; and children, Patricia Ann Burleson and Larry Gene Burleson.

Survivors include her husband, Bonham Burleson; one brother, Sonny Eugene Harris Jr. of Covington, GA.; four children and their spouses, David and Beverly Burleson of Longview, Tommy Burleson of Dallas, Brenda Burleson of Texarkana and Gail and Roger McKay of Sherman; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was greatly loved and will be forever missed.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at Newlife Baptist Church in Longview. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Beacon Hill Hospice Foundation P.O. Box 5908 Longview, Texas 75608.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Emma Lu Ingham
Mar 25, 1935 – Mar 9, 2012

Emma Lu Ingham, resident of Dallas and more recently Corsicana, passed away on Friday March 9, 2012 in Corsicana with her family at her side at the age of 76. She was born in Corsicana on March 25, 1935 to Richard Earl Ingham Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Green Ingham. She was a retired bookkeeper retiring twice, once in 2008 and again in 2011. She has worked for the Corsicana ISD, Bonanza Steak House Corporation, Treasurer for Jimmy Dean, and BSN / Sports Supply Group. Emma was a member of the Gaston Oaks Baptist Church in Dallas where she served in many areas of work and was a long time choir member.

She was preceded by her parents Richard Earl Ingham Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Green Ingham. Survivors include her brother Jon Ingham and wife Donna of Corsicana and sister- in-law June Ingham of Corsicana. Niece Aimee Kasprzyk and husband David of Corsicana, nephews Jon Ingham and wife Candice of Corsicana and Sam Ingham of Austin. Great nieces Sarah and Anna Kasprzyk and great nephews Carter Wells and Isaac Ingham, and a number of cousins and extended family members.

Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Gary W. Cook of Gaston Oaks Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be her nephews and cousins. Burial will follow the service at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

In leiu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gaston Oaks Baptist Church 8515 Greenville Avenue Suite S205 Dallas, Texas 75243.

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

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Lucy Ella (Skelton) Brown
Jul 2, 1885 - May 20, 1973

Mrs. Brown
FROST — Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Frost Methodist Church for Mrs. Lucy Ella Brown, 87, of Frost, who died Sunday morning in Corsicana.
Rev. James Lane, pastor, will officiate with Rev. James Aldridge, Frost Baptist Church pastor, assisting.
Burial will be at Frost Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Frost.
Survivors include a son, James W. Brown of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. Velma Hawkins of Irene, Tex., Mrs. Roy Young of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Carl Pritchard of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Noma Stanley of Tyler, Mrs. Mary Floyd of Tyler, and Mrs. Anna Bell Marshall of Marshall; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A. B. Brown, April 26, 1972.
Pallbearers include, Bud Fields, Joe Brown, Pete Sharp, W. E. Doyle, Chester Strain, and James Mitchell.

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Cody Whitson Bigbie
May 4, 1886 - Dec. 9, 1973

C.W. Bigbie
FROST — Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel for Cody W. Bigbie, 87, who died yesterday in a Dallas hospital. The Rev. H. C. Noah, pastor of Oak Cliff Assembly of God, will officiate, and burial will be at Frost Cemetery.
Bigbie was a former resident of Frost; he had lived in Dallas for 28 years.
He is survived by two sons, Otis Bigbie of Norman, Okla., and John A. Bigbie of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Audie Sanders of Las Cruces, N.M., and Mrs. Erlene Jones of Mesquite; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Mamie Elizabeth (Cook) Bigbie
Jul. 28, 1895 - Apr. 25, 1942

Rites Held Sunday For Frost Woman; Died on Saturday
FROST, April 28.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth Bigbie, aged 47 years, who died Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. D. Ellis, pastor of the church. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, C. W. Bigbie; three sons, W. S., Otis and John Bigbie; two daughters, Mrs. Audie Sanders and Miss Ellene Bigbie, and mother, Mrs. Bessie Cook, all of Frost.

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George Eddie Moore
Nov 1, 1884 - Sep 18, 1973

George Moore
FROST—Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Frost Baptist Church for George Eddie Moore, 88, Frost, who died Wednesday morning at his home in Frost. Rev. James Aldridge, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Frost Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Frost.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. G. E. Moore of Frost; two sons, Horace Moore of Dallas and Earl Moore of Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. Nedra Hooser of Corsicana and Mrs. Frances Holley of Italy, Tex.; 10 grandchildren; and a cousin, Paul Moore of Corsicana. He was preceded in death by a son,
James Edwin Moore, in 1944.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Frost Baptist Church.
Moore, a native of Emmett, was a long-time Frost resident and served many years on the County Board of Education, He was a member and long-time deacon of the Frost Baptist Church.

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William Allen Hightower
Jan 18, 1859 - Mar 4, 1946

FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY AT FROST FOR W. A. HIGHTOWER

William Allen Hightower, aged 87 years, died at his home at Frost Monday. Funeral services were held at Frost Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Frost Cemetery. He had been a member of the Baptist church more than 50 years.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; five sons, Floyd Hightower, Arizona; Everett Hightower, Frost; Allen Hightower, California; Hubert Hightower, Corpus Christi; and Ernest Hightower, Austin, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha McKean and Mrs. Ernest Kirby, both of Lometa, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 8, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • William Allen Hightower, third of nine children of Raleigh R. Hightower & Aletha Jane Thompson. He was born 18 Jan 1859, Red River, Grayson, TX, died 4 Mar 1946 at Frost, Navarro, TX of a massive stroke. He married Martha Jane Meador 14 Nov 1878 in Navarro Co., TX. This is a double stone for he & Martha. They had eight children. We would love to have more info on Martha.
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Earcle Ferrel Frederick
Aug 22, 1925 - Jun 24, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR E. F. FREDERICK
Funeral services for E. Ferrell Frederick, aged 20 years, who died in the Navarro clinic Monday afternoon from head injuries, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Frost Methodist church with interment in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. M. Mahon, pastor of the church.
Frederick, who had been home from the Navy only two weeks, was working on a maintainer belonging to the county when the heavy tire rim broke, striking him on the right side of the head.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jo Marie Bailey, to whom he was married last January, Frost, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Frederick, Frost and several brothers and sisters and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Clyde Wilson, John L. Moore, Scotty Malone, Will Roy Phillips, Tiny Green and Corbin Green.
McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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Lindsey Augustus Morgan
Feb 1, 1867 - May 3, 1946

FUNERAL HELD AT FROST SATURDAY FOR L. A. MORGAN
Funeral services for L. A. Morgan, aged 79 years, of Frost, who died in the Navarro clinic Friday afternoon following an extended illness were held from the Frost Baptist church Saturday afternoon, Burial was in the Frost Cemetery with. Rev. Ellis, pastor of the church, in charge.
A native of Louisiana, Morgan had been connected with the Frost Lumber Company for 61 years, and was one of the best-known merchants and citizens of West Navarro county.
Surviving are two sons, L. C. Morgan, Corsicana, and Ray W. Morgan, Roswell, N. M.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Etheridge, Frost, and Mrs. Ella Clonch, Waco, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Samuel Smith Hooser
Aug 5, 1856 - Jul 17, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AT 5 P.M. FOR S. S. HOOSER
FROST, July 18.—Funeral services for S. S. Hooser, 89, extensive landowner and prominent citizen of this community, were to be held at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Frost Baptist church, with interment following in Frost Cemetery.
The Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, was to officiate at the rites and grandsons of the deceased were to serve as pallbearers.
Hooser died at his home here at 8 o’clock Wednesday night. He was born in Red River county August 5, 1856, and moved to Frost at the age of six.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Amon Scott and Mrs. Fletcher Bonnett, Frost; Mrs. Fesley Goodwin, Ennis, and Mrs. Joe Keitt, Hubbard; three sons, Willie Hooser, Dallas, and Tom and Ernest Hooser, Frost, and many other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

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Charles Allen Goodman
Nov 22, 1872 - Feb 22, 1946

Dallas Resident To Be Buried At Frost
Charles Allen Goodman of Dallas died Friday. Funeral services will be held from the Frost Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Revs. Timothy Guthrie and Lawhon, with interment under the auspices of the John G. Slayter A. F. and A. M. Lodge.
A native Texas, Goodman had resided in Dallas 24 years.
Surviving are his wife, Dallas; a son, James Booth Goodman, Mesilla Park, N. M., and other relatives.

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Lawrence Coleman Rudd
May 12, 1897 - Feb 11, 1973

L.C. Rudd
FROST—Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m.. Tuesday at the Frost Baptist Church in Frost for L.C. Rudd, 75, of Frost, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. James Aldridge was to officiate with burial to follow at Frost Cemetery.
Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his widow of Frost; two nieces, Mrs. Barbara McElroy Boaz of Lindale, Tex. and Mrs. Leta McElroy Shaffer of Dallas; four brothers, R.D. Rudd of Waxahachie, Jewell Rudd of Forreston, Lonnie Rudd of Kerens, and Arnold Rudd of Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Letha Brown of Italy, Tex. and Mrs. Ora Dell Robinson of Fort Worth.

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Ernest Elvis Long
Apr 29, 1907 - Jun 19, 1973

Ernest Long
FROST — Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Frost Methodist Church for Ernest Elvis Long, 66, of Frost, who was found dead in his car Tuesday.
Rev, Uriah Stegman, pastor, and Rev. James Aldridge will officiate, and burial will be at Frost Cemetery. McCormick Funeral Home in Frost will direct.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kathleen Long of Frost; two sons, Bobby M. Long of Clarksville, Tenn. and Vance E. Long of Waco; five daughters, Mrs. J. B. Carrington of Brenham, Mrs. Clifford Williams of Frost, Mrs. James Burkhart of Waco, Mrs. John Goodman of Italy, Tex., three brothers, Floyd Long and Dexter Long of  Milford, and Howard Long of Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Hayden of Milford, Mrs. Irene Baisden of Bardwell, and Mrs. Lochlin Varner of Waxahachie; and 20 grandchildren.

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Royal Archibald "Roy" Dawson
Sep 8, 1884 - Feb 3, 1972

R. A. Dawson
FROST—Roy A. Dawson, 87, retired farmer and longtime Frost area resident died Thursday night in Memorial Hospital. A native of Ellis County, he was a member of the Frost Baptist Church.

He was married to Sallie Joann Hooser, Oct. 4, 1905, in Frost.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Frost with the Rev. Mike Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow; a son, William Martin Dawson, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Hawkins of Texas City and Mrs. Elosie Brooks of Austin; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Oliver Dawson of Brownwood, Harold Dawson of Austin and Joe Dawson of Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. Bedney Hooser of Frost, Mrs. Ora Hale of Houston, Mrs. Cenia Wallace of Waco and Mrs. Alowiese Attaway of Hewitt.

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R.A. Dawson
FROST—Funeral services for Roy A. Dawson, 87, were at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
A retired farmer and longtime area resident, he died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his widow, two daughters, a son, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers.

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Margaret Lula (Davis) Dickson
Jun 9, 1878 - Feb 27, 1960

Mrs. Dickson Rites Monday
Mrs. F. E. Dickson, 81, longtime Frost resident, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. from the Frost Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis pastor, assisted by Rev. Harold
Thompson, pastor of the Frost Methodist chiirch. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.
A native of Edom, Texas, Mrs. Dickson had resided in Frost most of her life.
Surviving are four sons, Hubert Dickson, Canton; Otis Dickson, Frost; Freeman Dickson, Los Angeles, and Opal Dickson, Las Cruces, N. M.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Johnson and Mrs. Margaret Martin, both of Dallas; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Marvin Speer,Guy Tullos, Obie Horn, Bryan Denn, Tom Hooser and E. E. Omberg.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Minnie Estelle (Hightower) Ledford
Oct 15, 1879 - May 12, 1960

Ledford Rites
Held Friday
FROST, May 13 (Spl.) — Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Ledford, 80, native of this community, were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCormick Chapel by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church assisted by Rev. Harold Thompson, pastor of the Frost Methodist church. Interment was in Frost Cemetery.
The former Miss Minnie Hightower of this area, Mrs. Ledford died Thursday morning at the Twilight Home in Corsicana following an illness of several years.
Mrs. Ledford was a. member of the Frost Baptist church.
Survivors include her husband, J. A. Ledford, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Coleman Keathley, Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. Ernest Hooser, Frost; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. C. Young, Fletcher Bonnett, Charles Hooser, Frank Johnson, Buddy Ross and Charles Martin.

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Mary Bell "May" (Meador) Ryan
Dec 1, 1882 - Mar 24, 1960

Tuesday Rites
For Mrs. Ryan
FROST, March 28 (Spl.)— Funeral rites for Mrs. Maybelle Ryan, 79, formerly of this area, who died in Bakersfield, Calif., Thursday morning, will be held
here Tuesday at 11 a. m. at the Frost Baptist church.
The services will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Hubert, Roy and Gilmer Ryan, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. W. R. Daniel, Corsicana; Mrs. Alice Reed and
Mrs. Allie Mae Brockett, both of Bakersfield; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Gray and Mrs. Jodie Sheppard, both of Frost; Mrs. Sallie Fitzgerald, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mitte Jackson, Houston; two brothers, Will and Arthur Meadows, both of Waxahachie, and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Francis Alline "Fannie" (Justice) Lance
Dec 5, 1866 - Oct 10, 1940

AGED FROST WOMAN BURIED IN EMMETT CEMETERY SUNDAY
FROST, Oct. 9.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Frances Allene Lance, aged 74 years, died Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Methodist church. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. V. Bane and Rev. D. P. Cagle.
Surviving are five sons, E. K. Lance, Dallas; J. A. Lance, F. H. Lance and M. B. Lance, all of Mexia, and W. P. Lance, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Fields. Frost, and Mrs. R. R. Harris, Houston, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed arrangements.

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MRS. JENNIE LANCE, PIONEER RESIDENT OFWEST NAVARRO DIES
FROST, Oct. 7.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Jennie Lance, aged 74 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
J. M. Fields, Jones Ranch community, Saturday.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Frost Methodist church, with burial in the Emmett cemetery. She was a pioneer resident of this section.
Surviving are two daughters, several sons, and a number of other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed the arrangements.

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Relda “Jane” (Marks) Busby
Nov 11, 1922 – Mar 13, 2012

Relda “Jane” Busby, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Corsicana.

Relda Jane was born on Nov. 11, 1922 to Birt Knight and Mary Huffman Marks in Gurdon, Ark. She was married to Richard Howard Busby, Sr. and they moved to Center in 1959. They were married for 64 years and had three daughters and one son. As an active member of First Baptist Church in Center for 50 years, Jane taught the Martha Class for many years and served on Bereavement and Prayer Committees. In earlier years she was a member of the Center Garden Club. She enjoyed working in her home for her family, helping others in need, and working alongside her husband while they built a lake home on Toledo Bend for the family and remodeled a historical home in Shelbyville, Texas. In her last years Jane faithfully attended Calvary Worship in Corsicana while living with her daughter, Joyce and family.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard H. Busby, Sr., brothers, James Raymond Marks, Rea Dod Marks and sisters, Ardell Marks McDonald, and Anna Glendyne Marks Beard.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Kathleen Smith and husband Howard, Jr. of Lewisville; Jacquilyn Cochran and husband Gregg of Round Rock; Richard Howard Busby, Jr. and wife Jolene of Center; and Joyce Cawthorn and her husband Roy of Corsicana. She is survived by nine grandchildren: Howard G. Smith, III, of Lewisville, Ryan McClain of Denver, Colo., Mary Bracken and husband Ben of Midland, Jennifer Windham and husband Jonathan, of Center, Byron “Trey” McDonald, of Corsicana, Richard H. Busby, III of Haltom City, Timothy Yancy, Thomas Cawthorn, and Austin Yancy of Corsicana. Her great grandchildren include Nicholas Windham, Rhiannon Windham, and Christopher McDonald.

Jane was a faithful witness for Jesus Christ to her family and the world. Jane cherished Ms. Mary Terry and her best friend Velma McElroy.

The family wants to express its heartfelt thanks to Cedar Lake Hospice in Corsicana for their special care and Calvary Worship for their loving support.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Center, Texas, with Brother Carl Smith officiating and grandsons serving as pallbearers. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Center, “Lottie Moon Offering” or Calvary Worship Center’s Youth Ministry, Corsicana.

Arrangements by Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center.

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