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Peggy Nell (McAfee) Nielson
March 31, 1930 - February 19, 2011

 

Peggy Nell Nielson
March 31, 1930 ~ February 19, 2011

St. George, Utah - Peggy Nell Nielson, 80, passed away February 19, 2011 while surrounded by her loving family after a brave and valiant battle with cancer.

She was born March 31, 1930 in Emmett, Texas to Travis Dewitt McAfee and Georgia Lee Thorn.

Peggy married the love of her life and best friend, Kenneth Edward Nielson, on November 21, 1947 and were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on November 22, 1958, thus having spent 50 wonderful years together.

Together, they had eight children: Carl (Joann) Nielson of St. George, UT, Steven (Claudia) Nielson of American Fork, UT, Pamela (Ladd) Hadlock of Bountiful, UT, Paula (Jeff) Williams of Las Vegas, NV, James (Brenda) Nielson of Salt Lake City, UT, Polly (Bruce) Billings of Salem, UT, Kenneth Nielson of Ivins, UT and Penny (Mike) Child of Layton, UT. She had 29 grandchildren and 33 great- grandchildren whom she loved most dearly and in whom she was very proud.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Edward Nielson; her parents; her sister, Mary Dell McAfee; brother, Ralph Dewitt McAfee; grandson, Jeremy Edward; and great-grandson, Logan.

Peggy had many hobbies, including playing the trumpet and the piano. She loved "Big Band" music and especially loved The Wizard of Oz, including the song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". But, above all else, Peggy's joy and devotion was to her family. She anxiously awaited the Holiday Seasons for the family gatherings that would take place.

Peggy was a strong and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in many callings including the Relief Society and Primary Presidencies. She was a stalwart and devoted visiting teacher and loved all those whom she served. She loved serving others and continued to do so until the day she left this frail existence.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. We'll see you again Peggy," Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Foster Hills LDS Ward Chapel, 1740 East Foremaster Drive, St. George, Utah.

Visitations will be held Tuesday, February 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel, prior to services.

Interment will be Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Camp Williams Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

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Richard Glenn "Dick" McAfee
May 6, 1928 - Aug 11, 2009

Richard "Dick" Glenn McAfee, 81, died at his home Aug. 11, 2009.

He grew up in Texas and moved to California in 1941 with his family. He served in the Navy.

He operated several different businesses in California. In 1972, he moved to Idaho's back country where he and his wife operated a fly-in guest ranch until retiring to Dillon in 2003.

At Dick's request, no services were held. Cremation has taken place and a private inurnment will be held. 
 

Notes:

  • Obituary from The Montana Standard 8/15/2009
  • s/o Richard Weightman McAfee & Norma Dee (Daniel) McAfee
  • Grandson of Hugh Embury McAfee

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RICHARD GLENN MCAFEE
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RICHARD "DICK" GLENN MCAFEE

1928-2009

Dick passed away at his home on August 11, 2009. He was born to Richard W. and Norma D. (Daniel) McAfee on May 6, 1928.

Dick grew up in Texas until his teenage years when the family moved to San Diego, California, arriving the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. He joined the Navy in 1945 and was an aviation mechanic. After discharge he became interested in flat-track motorcycle racing and began crossing the country following the racing circuit. He opened his own Triumph motorcycle shop in the Richmond, California area.

On March 8, 1954, he married Ramona D. Robles. Together they owned and operated a small fishing and boating business on East Park Reservoir at Stonyford, California; Foothill Mill & Lumber Company in Paradise, California, and Cycleland Speedway in Chico, California.

In 1972 Dick and Ramona moved to the Idaho back country where they established Castle Creek Outfitters and Guest Ranch, (a fly-in bed and breakfast), which they operated until they retired to Dillon, Montana in 2003.

Dick loved his hobbies of rebuilding motorcycles and flying his Cessnas. His dream of building his own airplane and making a replica of his old racing bike were fulfilled with the completion of his Star-Duster biplane and red and white #88y Triumph motorcycle.

Dick loved and enjoyed his "multitude" of friends and will be missed by all; most of all by his devoted wife, Ramona, of 55 years; daughter, Shawn (Gary) Fuller of Kalispell, Montana; and son, Shane (Bambi) McAfee of Salmon Idaho; sister-in-laws, Roma McAfee, Charlotte Espinosa, Rose Marie (Jack) Lima, Sonia Bajone, brother-in-law, Ed (Bee) Robles and numerous nieces and nephews.

"Papa" was loved dearly by his grandsons, Jacob, Lucas, and Jesse Pannell and great-grandchildren, Samuel, Kori, Brielle, Jaidah, Noah and Tucker. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dixie Jensen; and brother, Hugh McAfee.

At Dick's request, no services were held. Cremation has taken place and inturnment will be with a private family service at a later date.

A video tribute may be viewed at brundagefuneralhome.com and pictures of Dick's racing years may be seen at geocities.com/crhighperf/twowheelthunder.html.

Any memorial contributions may be made in Dick's name to the Experimental Aircraft Association, P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54903-3086.

Mary Evelyn (McAfee) Spurgin
June 14, 1936 - July 18, 2003

MARY EVELYN SPURGIN
Mary Evelyn Spurgin, 67, life-time Albany resident, died early Friday morning, July 18, 2003 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 20 at First Christian Church with Rev. 0avid Mallory officiating. Burial followed in ,Albany Cemetery.
Mrs. Spurgin was, born June 14, 1936 m Albany to: C.V. McAfee and Mary Cunningham McAfee. She married Kennitih L. Spurgin on September 3, 1952 in Albany. She was a member of the First Christian, Church, First Christian Church Women and the Old Jail Art Center. She worked many years as a courthouse clerk.
Survivors include her husband Kennith L. Spurgin of A1bany: three daughters, Sherry Viertel and her husband Kyle of Albany, Shelly Blevins and husband Scott of Dallas and Susan Spurgin of Golden, Colorado; one brother; Charles McAfee of Odessa and Moran; six grand-children, Adam, Mackenzie and Suzete Viertel, Andrew and Martin Feemster and Mary Garvin. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family requests memorials be made to the Old Jail Foundation.

Kennith Lee Spurgin
Mar 18, 1933 - Jun 7, 2010


Moran

Kennith Lee Spurgin, 77, died Monday, June 7, 2010 at his home. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 10th at the First Christian Church in Albany with Dennis Patience officiating. Burial will be in the Albany Cemetery, directed by Godfrey-Neese Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Kennith was born March 18, 1933 in South Bend to Wolfard Ray and Martha Marie (Brooks) Spurgin. He married Mary Evelyn McAfee September 13, 1953 in Albany. She preceded him in death July 18, 2003. He then married Martha Wishert.
Kennith was a member of the First Christian Church in Albany. He graduated from Albany High School in 1950 and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a production superintendent for Jones County for 20 years. Kennith was also a rancher and loved to travel.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Spurgin of Abilene; 3 daughters, Sherry Viertel and husband Kyle of Albany, Shelly Blevens and husband Scott of Dallas, Susan Spurgin of Albany; his sister, Joyce Sazama and husband Don of Albany; his brother, Johnnie Spurgin of Abilene; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward.
Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77201 or to The Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. 2nd, Albany, TX 76430.


Zana Maxine (Maples) McAfee
November 25, 1908 - May 17, 2007

Zana Maxine Maples McAfee.

Mrs. K.E. McAfee, 98, died in her home in Oklahoma City on Thursday May 17, 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Jaci Williams (Norman), her granddaughter and family, Terri Williams and Tim Drexler, their son Connor (Chicago) and her grandson and family, Mark and Dianne Williams, and their children Mark and Alexandra (Norman). Mrs. McAfee, was born in Waurika, Oklahoma on November 25, 1908, she grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and graduated from Norman High School with the class of 1927(?). She later attended the University of Oklahoma where she received Bachelors of Arts in 1934 and 1936 and a Masters Degree in Physical Education in 1948. She married Kenneth E. McAfee, deceased 1986, on April 22, 1930. They spent their married lives both in Norman and Oklahoma City, with a brief period during WWII spent in Coronado, California. Known as Tutu to her family, Little Mac or Max to friends, she was typically easy to spot at any event, sporting her wheat jeans, Mexican wedding shirt and moccasins, quite possibly an unusual hat and always toting one of her many canes. Mrs. McAfee was a nationally recognized artist, a self taught craftsman and a dyed in the wool rock-hound. She loved fly-fishing and arrow head hunting in Colorado, perusing shops and painting in New Mexico and listening to piano jazz in Hawaii. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. McAfee at 4:00 pm on Thursday May 24, 2007 at St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Norman, Oklahoma, followed by a reception in the church hall from 4:30 - 6:00. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made in Mrs. McAfee's name to either: Meals on Wheels of Norman, P.O Box 1371, Norman, Oklahoma 73070 or The OU Foundation Inc. School of Art, 100 Timberdell Road, Norman , Oklahoma 73019.

Notes:

  • Published in The Oklahoman on 5/22/2007
  • Burial: Unknown

Joan (McAfee) Hill
Nov. 12, 1929 - Feb. 24, 2010

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Resided In: Mesquite Texas United States
Visitation: February 26, 2010
Service: February 27, 2010
Cemetery: Laurel Oaks Memorial Park

Mrs. Joan Hill was born in Dallas on November 13, 1929 to C. Jimmy McAfee and Maurice (Porter) McAfee. On Wednesday February 24, 2010 she passed away in Sunnyvale, Texas at the age of 80. Soon after her husband Pappy Hill died in 1978 she began attending college and earned an associate's degree graduating in 1984. Joan was an active member at the Highlands Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She also retired from the City of Dallas as a statistician. With much love she hand- made blankets for her grandchildren and also enjoyed arts and crafts. Joan was a loving and caring lady who ruled her family with an iron fist. She is survived by her children; Catherine "Cathy" Patton and husband James Larry Patton, Pamela "Pam" McShane, Michael "Mike" Hill and wife Charlene Hill and Terry Lynn Studdard; grandchildren, James Brian Patton, Brandy Green, Keith McShane, Kathy Bartoli, Tony Hill, Stephanie Sheffield, Cari Caldwell, Marissa Hill, Kristie Studdard and Shelly Johnson; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Christian, Jacob, Breana, Dylan, Lauren, Lexie, Robby James, James, Antonio, Hannah, Gretchen, Bethany, Kelsy, Jacob, Chase, McKenzie, Angelica, Aaron, Zachary, Madison, Makayla, Geno, Max and Josh; great-grandchildren, Cameron Mason and Aubrie; sister, Helen Swearengen; brother, Jimmy Joe McAfee of California; numerous nieces and nephews; and by her church family. Visitation begins on Friday February 26, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Tamber officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.
 
 Burial:
Laurel Oaks Memorial Park
Mesquite (Dallas County)
Dallas County
Texas, USA


Samuel L. Green
Aug 19, 1885 - Feb 28, 1921

Died Here Last Night.

Sam L. Green, aged thirty-four, died at the P. and S. hospital last night after an illness of several weeks from an abscess of the stomach. The deceased was the son of W. L. Green, a well known citizen of the Blooming Grove community, and the remains were interred at Blooming Grove this afternoon. Besides his parents the deceased is survived by several brothers and sisters, and his wife.

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William Owen Sheppard
Dec 12, 1884 - Mar 29, 1966

W. O. Sheppard Rites Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE (Spl)—William Owen Sheppard, 81, retired farmer, former Blooming Grove resident, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter in Lancaster, after an illness of five years.

Funeral rites will be held from the First Baptist Church here Thursday at 3 p.m. Conducting will be Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor, and Rev. Lloyd Coker, pastor of the First Methodist Church here. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Addie Sheppard, Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Groschke, Corpus Christi; and Mrs. Lena Reames, Lancaster; three sons, William Earl Sheppard, Blooming Grove; Houston C. Sheppard, Dallas; and Robert B. Sheppard, Dickinson; two brothers, J. O. Sheppard, Stephenville; and Ed Sheppard, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Dallie Gideon, Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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James Forgey Gantt
Jul 27, 1859 - Aug 24, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED ON THURSDAY
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 25.—(Spl.)— J. F. Gantt, aged 74, died at his home here Thursday morning, and funeral services were Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the First Methodist church, with interment in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

Mr. Gantt was a native of Arkansas but had resided in Blooming Grove 50 years prior to his death.

He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Gantt, three children, Mrs. A. R. Mauldin, of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Berl Cape, Conder, Texas., Mrs. Earnest Leonard, McGregor, Texas, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchilden.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. G. Storey of McGregor and McCormick funeral home had charge of the arrangements.

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Mable Clara (Gantt) Pope
Feb 14, 1891 - Jul 22, 1961

Mrs. Pope Of Cleburne Dies
Graveside services for Mrs. Mabel Pope, 70, who died Saturday in a Cleburne hospital, were held Monday afternoon at the Lone Oak cemetery. She was a native of Blooming Grove. The family resided in Blooming Grove until 1921. Mrs. Pope was an aunt of Mrs. Sammie Saunders.

Surviving are her husband, Burt Pope, Cleburne; five daughters, Mrs. D. L. Brady, Fort Worth; Miss Clara Pope and Mrs. A. A. Bryant, both of Cleburne; Mrs. Knox Cole, Justin, and Mrs. Clark Whatley, Midlothian; three sons, Mike Pope, Justin, Elden Pope, Fort Worth, and Burt Pope, Jr., Ponder, and other relatives.

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Leslie Ray Garvin
Jul 23, 1916 - Apr 29, 1917

Died in Blooming Grove
The nine-months-old twin boy of Mr. and Mrs. Watt Frederick died in Blooming Grove Sunday night and the remains were interred there yesterday afternoon.

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Matilda “Tillie” Barton
Aug 9, 1899 - Jul 16, 1920

(The Blooming Grove Rustler)
A Sad Death
Miss Tillie Barton died in a sanitarium in San Antonio and the remains were shipped here and interred at Lone Oak Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large crowd.

The deceased was the daughter of Henry Barton and was 21 years old and a fine young woman. She taught in the Cryer Creek school last session and made an excellent teacher, went to Denton this summer for special summer instruction and lost her health. George Herren knew her personally and notified her father of her weak state and assisted them in placing her in the proper institution. She did not recuperate, but continued to go down and passed away as stated.

It was a very sad death. She had a severe case of flu last winter. It left her in a nervous state from which she never recovered.

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Martha Cleo (Rogers) Taylor-Youngblood
Feb 2, 1912 - Aug 12, 1973

Mrs. Youngblood
BLOOMING GROVE - Graveside services were to be at 4 p.m. Monday at Lone Oak Cemetery for Mrs. Martha Cleo Youngblood, 63, native of Oklahoma and resident of Blooming Grove who died Sunday in Waxahachie. Rev. Jerry Blade, Milford, Full Gospel Church, was to officiate.

Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Youngblood and James Youngblood, both of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. David Burton of Athens and Mrs. Bobbie Joyce of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Autry Puls of Houston and Mrs. Gertrude Jones of Snyder, Tex.; two brothers, Johnny Rogers of
Palestine and Billy Rogers of Conroe; and six grandchildren.

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Leonard Raymond Harris
Sep 16, 1901 - Aug 25, 1972

L. Harris
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Leonard Harris, 70, Blooming Grove resident for 45 years and retired farmer who died Friday at Mel Haven Convalescent Home. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt and Rev. Ronnie Chesser officiated. Burial was in Lone Oak Cemetery near Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Rosie Lee Sparkman of Corsicana; a nephew, Jimmy Earl Harris of Blooming Grove; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Garvin, Earl Garvin, Roy Southard, H. S. Whorton, Gene McAdams and Robert Welch.

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Mackey Lynn Morgan
Aug. 20, 1942 - Aug. 21, 1942

Rites Friday For Macky Lynn Morgan
Funeral services were scheduled to be held Friday afternoon at Lone Oak cemetery for Macky Lynn Morgan, one-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Morgan of Blooming Grove, who died Friday morning at the P. and S. Hospital.

Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Boyd of Blooming Grove; and Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Morgan of Milford.

Corley directed.

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Olevia (Barton) Jefferson
Aug 9, 1877 - Mar 31, 1963

Mrs. Jefferson Dies Sunday
BLOOMING GROVE, April 1 (SPI)—Mrs. Olivea Jefferson, 89, a native of Lone Oak, Navarro county, died Sunday in the home of a cousin, Mrs. A. E. Bramell in the Raleigh community.

Funeral rites will be held Tuesday at 11 a. m. from the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in the Lone Oak cemetery. Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the First Methodist church, Blooming Grove, will officiate.

Mrs. Jefferson, whose husband preceded her in death several decades ago, directed the operation of her farm until just a few weeks prior to her death.
Her cousin, and other relatives, survive.

Pallbearers will be Jack Armstrong, Drew Gillen, Dorsey McGraw, R. Bruce McCormick, Sammie Saunders, and H. S. Whorton.

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Willie Lou (Pate) Monds
Sep 9, 1905 - Jun 22, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. WILLIE MONDS ARE HELD TUESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie M. Monds, who died at her home here Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

Rev. Ross Rhodes conducted the rites, Interment was in the Lone Oak cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, six children, Mrs. Homer Stallins, Dwaine Monds, Thomas Monds, Dolores Monds, Patsy Monds and Dorothy Monds, all of Corsicana; three brothers, D. W. Pate, Corsicana; F. H. Pate, Fresno, Calif., and Lucas Pate, Ennis; one sister, Mrs. Angie Summerall of Oklahoma.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Daniel Webster "Webb" Spurrier
Dec 13, 1877 - Apr 20, 1942

Former Corsicana Resident Died At Malakoff Monday
D. W. Spurrier, aged 64 years, former resident of Blooming Grove and Corsicana, died Monday morning at Malakoff where he has resided for several weeks.

Funeral services are planned at Lone Oak, four miles northwest of Blooming Grove, sometime Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Inez Hatley Spurrier, Malakoff; four sons D. G. Spurrier, Carlsbad, N. M.; A. F. Spurrier, Malakoff; A. T. Spurrier, McDade, and Derward Spurrier, Texarkana; three daughters, Mrs. Jess Young, McDade; Mrs. Willie Snowden, Covington, and Miss Delphia Spurrier, Malakoff; several grandchildren, two brothers, Bert Spurrier, Breckenridge, and Buck Spurrier, Anson; a brother-in-law, Deputy Sheriff B. V. Hatley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Daniel Webster "Webb" Spurrier

Former Resident Blooming Grove Died Monday At Malakoff

Funeral Services were held from the Methodist church for D. W. Spurrier, aged 64 years, who died Monday morning at Malakoff where he resided.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Lone Oak cemetery.

Mr. Spurrier was a former resident of the Lone Oak community where he lived for many years. He was well known and had many friends in this community.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Inez Hatley Spurrier, Malakoff, four sons, D. G. Spurrier, Carlsbad, N. M.; A. F. Spurrier, Malakoff; A. T. Spurrier, McDade, and Derward Spurrier, Texarkana; three daughters, Mrs. Jess Young, McDade; Mrs. Willie Sowden, Covington, and Miss Delphia Spurrier; two brothers, Bert Spurrier, Breckenridge, and Buck Spurrier, Anson; a brother-in-law, George Magee, Blooming Grove; and several grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 24, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Card of Thanks

To our many friends who came to pay their respect to the memory of our dear husband and father, and who expressed their sympathy to the bereaved, we thank you sincere, and to the neighbors and friends who assisted at the home of my sister, Mrs. Magee, in the way of supplementing lunch for out-of-town folks, we thank you. May God bless all of you.

Mrs. D. W. Spurrier and children.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 22, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

George Merrell Lewis
Jul. 4, 1876 - Jan. 28, 1953

G. M. Lewis Dies Wednesday Night
George Merrell Lewis, 76, longtime Blooming Grove resident, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral services will he held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor. Burial will be In the Lone Oak Cemetery

A native Texan, he had resided in Navarro county for about 60 years.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Barbara Jean and Donald M. Lewis, all of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Ivan, Bruce and Harold Dozier. George Gantt, Robert Gantt and Calvin Garrison.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Alice Medora (Killebrew) Robinson
Aug 20, 1866 - Apr 10, 1941

MRS. ALICE ROBINSON DIED IN LONE CEDAR COMMUNITY FRIDAY
Mrs. Alice Robinson, aged 75 years, died at her home in the Lone Cedar community, north of Blooming Grove, Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Lone Cedar Church with burial in the Lone Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. Chumley and Williams. Mrs. Robinson had resided in the Lone Cedar community for fifty-five years.

Surviving are two sons, Ed Robinson, Frost, and John Robinson, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Knox McCord, Dallas; Mrs. J. D. Boyd, Vernon, and Mrs. W. A. Sheppard, Frost; a half-sister, Mrs. Nellie Collins, Frisco, and several grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Alice Medora (Killebrew) Robinson

Mrs. Alice Robinson Died At Lone Cedar

Mrs. Alice Robinson, aged 74 years, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday April 11th at the home of her daughter Mrs. Wiley Sheppard at Lone Cedar.

She had lived here 56 years and had many friends. She leaves five children, Ed Robinson and Mrs. Wiley Sheppard, Lone Cedar; Mrs. Grace Boyd, Vernon Texas; Mrs. Nell McCord, Dalas; John Robinson, Eastland, Texas, 42 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren to mourn her passing. To the bereaved ones we extend our sympathy.

Funeral services were held at church at Lone cedar at 3 p.m. Saturday, conducted by Rev. Robert Williams, with interment at Lone Oak.

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

Margaret Hulda "Maggie" (Calhoun) Green
Oct 31, 1857 - Apr 15, 1943

MRS. W. L. GREEN, PIONEER OF FROST COMMUNITY, DIES
FROST, April 16.—(Spl)—Mrs. W. L. Green, aged 84 years, native Texan and long-time resident of this section, died Thursday at 11:30 o’clock at her home. Funeral services were held from the family home Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Lone Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. Mrs. Green had been a Baptist since childhood. She was born and reared in Travis county. Before her marriage in 1873 she was Margaret Hulda Calhoun, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Calhoun.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Willhelms, Dallas, and Mrs. W. O. Sheppard, Blooming Grove, two sons N. H. Green, Blooming Grove, and R. H. Green, Frost; 26 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Emma Hargraves, Blooming Grove; a brother, J. L. Calhoun, Ennis, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Archie Flennoy Spurrier
Jan 23, 1906 - Jul 26, 1970

Spurrier Rites Planned Today
Flennoy Spurrier, 64, farmer who has lived at Mountain Top, Ark., the past four years, died Sunday in an Ozark, Ark., hospital. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Mountain Top. He was a native of Navarro county.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today (Monday) at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Adrian W. Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

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Spurrier Rites
Funeral services were held Monday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for former Navarro countian Flennoy Spurrier, 64, farmer, who died Sunday in Arkansas where he had made his home the past four years. The Rev. Adrian W. Watson officiated. Burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his mother, three brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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Wortha Clementina (UNKNOWN) Hendricks
Apr 9, 1855 - Dec 26, 1922

DIED TUESDAY IN BLOOMING GROVE; FUNERAL TODAY

Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove, Dec. 27.—Mrs. Wortha Hendrix, aged sixty-seven years, died Tuesday morning at five o’clock and the funeral took place this afternoon at two o’clock with burial in Lone Oak Cemetery. She is survived by seven step children. Her husband Joab Hendrix died in September of this year. The deceased was born in Alabama 1855.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Dec 29, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Verda Bell (Dodson) Rasco
Oct 15, 1932 - Dec 29, 1990

Verda Rasco

Verda B. Rasco, 58, Purdon, died Dec. 29, 1990, at Midway Park Hospital in Lancaster.

Services were 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Clayton Northcutt and Houston Sheppard officiating. Burial was in Lone Oak Cemetery.

She is survived by husband, W. C. (Billy) Rasco of Purdon; two sons, Calvin Rasco of Blooming Grove and Michael Rasco of Purdon; two daughters, Sandra Leslie of Lancaster and Kathy Teasatiller of Dallas; one brother Will Walker of Plano; one sister, Edwina Boston of Palestine; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Rasco, Calvin Rasco Jr., Jerome Green, Charles Blair, Charley Taylor and Ronnie Jordan. Honorary pallbearer was Billy Sullivan.

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Clara (Horton) McSween-Gilliam
Dec 28, 1859 - Nov 11, 1945

MRS. CLARA GILLIAM OF BLOOMING GROVE BURIED ON MONDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Gilliam, 85, who died at her home in Blooming Grove Sunday, were held Monday afternoon from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove. She had resided in Blooming Grove 49 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Gilliam and Mrs. B. V. Treadway, Corsicana; three sons, Fenley McSween, Kerens; Colah McSween. Denton, and Claude Gilliam. Gladewater; a sister, a brother, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Benjamin Franklin Harris
Dec. 8, 1864 - Jul. 24, 1943

Aged Blooming Grove Resident Died Today
B. F. Harris, age 79 years, died at his home at Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. R. D. Rhodes will officiate. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

Surviving are four sons L. R., E. B., B. H. and C. R. Harris, all of Blooming Grove; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home will be in charge.

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Blanche Virginia (Varnell) Page
Sep 6, 1927 - Sep 8, 1986

Virginia Page

Virginia Page, 59, Blooming Grove, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10:30 a. m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Don Elrod. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James G. Page of Blooming Grove; three sons, David Page, Craig Page and Kelly Page, all of Blooming Grove, daughter, Jennifer Jones of Blooming Grove; a brother, Quilla Varnell of Tyler; a sister, Bobbie Beam of Barry; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John Nicholson, Steve Nicholson, Hugh Nicholson, Danny Jones, Dwayne Garrison and James Minefee.

Memorials may be sent to Medical Arts Dialysis Center Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 841, Corsicana.

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Ann S. (Gantt) Crabtree
Jan 25, 1865 - June 24, 1916

Died At Malakoff.
Mrs. Anne Crabtree, wife of G. L. Crabtree, died at. Malakoff Saturday evening, and the remains were interred in the Lone Oak cemetery, near Blooming Grove yesterday afternoon. The deceased was 52 years old and is survived by her husband and four grown children. She was reared in Navarro county and lived near Blooming Grove for many years.

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William Walter Gilliam
Jul 23, 1879 - Aug 21, 1955

W.W. Gilliam Rites Monday
W. W. Gilliam, 76, retired Magnolia employee, 2210 West Sixth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery north of Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove, and Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

A native of Mississippi, Gilliam came to Texas when 15 years of age and resided at Blooming Grove until 1927 when he moved to Corsicana. He retired from the Magnolia in 1944. He was married to Miss Mollie McSween December 1, 1901.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Robert Gilliam, Marshall, and Clinton F. Gilliam, Corsicana; two grandchildren; a brother, Claude Gilliam, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Dorow, Beaumont, and Mrs. Maud Roper, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bruce Coates, H. D. McSween, Colin McSwecn, , Roy Lagletter, Howard Coates and Robert Gilliam.

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George Lilburn "Dolly" Crabtree
Nov 26, 1861 - Mar 27, 1927

Former Resident of Blooming Grove Dies
Blooming Grove, Texas, April 2, — G. L. Crabtree, aged 65 years, died in Malakoff Sunday and the funeral services were held Monday afternoon with interment in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Mr. Crabtree was a resident of Blooming Grove for a number of years prior to moving to Malakoff.

Four children, Mrs. John Collier and Mrs. C. E. Hydler, both of Blooming Grove, and C. W. and M. A. Crabtree, both of Malakoff, and other relatives survive.

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Harriet T. "Hattie" (Worley) Holliefield
Jul 17, 1875 - Jun 28, 1961

Mrs. Hollifield Dies Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE, June 30 —(Spl)— Mrs. Hariett Hollifield, 85, native of Ellijay, Ga., long-time resident of Purdon, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a. m. from the McCormick Funeral Chapel here with burial in the Lone Oak Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. George Bearden, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Surviving are four sons, Dave Hollifield, Blooming Grove; Tom Hollifield, Brownfield; Lloyd Hollifield, Frost, and Nimmie Hollifield, Deer Park; four daughters, Mrs. Canna Ewing, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Becky Hollingsworth, Barry; Mrs. Addie Mae Haswell, Dallas, and Mrs. Jewell Turner, Purdon; a brother, Virgil Worley, Ellijay, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Cornett, Ellijay, Ga,; 32 grandchildren and a number of great-grand and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Thomas Elbert "Bert" Pope Sr.
Oct 12, 1884 - Jan 7, 1971

Pope Rites
BLOOMING GROVE (Sp)-A former Blooming Grove resident, Bert Pope Sr., 86, died in Cleburne where he had lived for 20 years.
Graveside services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Lone Oak Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Bert Pope Jr. of Ponder and Elbert Pope of Fort Worth; five daughters, Miss Clara Pope and Mrs. Bethel Bryant of Cleburne, Mrs. Marie Cole of Justin, Mrs. Fay Brady of Dallas and Mrs. Lois Whiteley of Midlothian; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grand children.

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Thomas Ephraim Rasco
Mar 27, 1884 - Aug 21, 1960

T. E. Rasco Of Irving Dies
BLOOMING GROVE. Aug. 22 (Spl.)—Thomas Eph Rasco, 77, native of Alabama, formerly of Blooming Grove, died at his home in Irving.
Sunday.
Funeral services are to be held Monday at 4 p. m. at Lone Oak with burial in the Lone Oak Cemetery.
Rasco moved to West Texas many years ago and had made his home in Irving for the past
20 years.
Surviving are five sons, O. G. and Virgil Rasco, both of Blooming Grove; E. J. Rasco, Mexia; Frederick and Billy Rasco, both of Irving; four daughters, Mrs. L. L. Dyer, Mrs. T. N. Northcutt. Mrs. W. T. Lynch and Mrs. G. C. Strom, all of Irving; 26 grandchildren, 12 great-grand-children, three great-great-grand-children, three brothers, Jim Rasco, New Boston, Taylor Rasco, Brownwood, and Cap Rasco, Midland, two sisters, Mrs. Ray Sargeant and Mrs. Ollie McGregor, both of San Angelo and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Anna May (Wood) Rawson
Jun 24, 1909 - Jun 26, 1928

DIED IN FORT WORTH
BLOOMING GROVE, June 9 — Mrs. Anna Mae Rawson died in a Fort Worth hospital Tuesday Funeral services were held in the Central Baptist church with interment in Lone Cedar cemetery. 
[Lone Oak Cemetery]

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Rowena “Roe” (Guinn) Saunders
Jul 20, 1862 - Nov 2, 1935

ELLIS COUNTY WOMAN BURIED AT LONE OAK CEMETERY ON SUNDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. R. C. Saunders, age 73 years, were held at Lone Oak. Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, Corsicana.
Mrs. Saunders was a native of Tennessee but came to Texas in 1901, settling near Waxahachie in Ellis, county, and had lived there since that time.
Surviving arc two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Milne, Frost; Mrs. W. D. Francis, Anson; ten sons, J. I. Saunders, Frost; Elzie, Hershel and Ewel Saunders, Waxahachie; Albert,, Bonnie, Connie, Sewell, Sammie and Hadley Saunders, Blooming Grove; a step-son Ed Saunders, Cleburne; 35 grand children, ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. H. Love, a half sister, Mrs. John Davison, a half brother, Andy Pruitt, all of Tennessee, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 4, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lilly (Reese) Monds
Apr 22, 1883 - Feb 22, 1952

Mrs. S. L. Monds
Rites Saturday
|Mrs. S. L. Monds, 69, of Baytown, former Blooming Grove and Corsicana resident, died in Jefferson Davis Hospital, Houston, early Friday.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p. m. Saturday, with burial in the Lone Oak Cemetery north of Blooming Grove.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Dealie Franks, Denton; Mrs. Lillian Hyer. Crosby; Mrs. Nora Nickothian, Houston; Mrs. Maudine Irby, Baytown. and Mrs. Irene Butler. Houston; three sons, Marvin Monds, Coraicana; Luther Monds, Barry, and M. C. Monds, Amarillo: a granddaughter, Frankie Evans, Baytown, whom she reared, and other relatives, including 24 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, Jim Reese: three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Dalrymple, Iowa Park, Mrs. Alice Easley and Mrs. Lula Smith, both of Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be Howard Franks, James Franks, H. O. Franks, Jr.. Clyde Davis, Olen
Leach and Grady_Jones.
Corley will direct.

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Laura Virginia (Crabtree) Collier
Sep 6, 1884 - Dec 23, 1962

Mrs. Collier
Dies Sunday
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 24 (Spl.) — Mrs. Laura Virginia Collier, 78, life-long resident of
this community, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Smithen.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Central Baptist church. Burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. H. V. Southerland, Jr., pastor, and Rev. Bob Reeves, pastor
of the Mildred Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Howard Collier, Navarro, and Tom Ray Collier, Emhouse; eight daughters, Mrs. Smithen. Mrs. Ernest McGraw, and Mrs. Truman Mahone, all of Blooming
Grove; Mrs. C. B. Sherman, Malakoff, Mrs. V. J. Kagler, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Dewey Duncan, Waco; Mrs. C. F. Kagler, Kennedy, and Mrs. W. L. Henderson, Mildred; a brother. Claude Crabtree, Malakoff; a sister, Mrs. Emma Hiler, Blooming Grove; 29 grandchildren, 28
great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 24, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Elbert Malachiah "Bud" Wood
May 1877 – Jul 15, 1930

LONE CEDAR MAN BURIED WEDNESDAY; NATIVE OF TEXAS

BLOOMING GROVE, JULY 18—
(AP)—Funeral services for E. M. Wood, aged 64 years, who died at his home in the Lone Cedar community Tuesday, were held Wednesday with interment in the Lone Oak Cemetery. He was a native of Texas and had resided in the Lone Cedar community for 35 years.
Surviving are seven children, Mrs. E. Boyd, San Angelo; Mrs. C. L. Fuller, Mrs. A. J. Green, H. H. Wood, Mrs. C. L. Kirk. G. H. Wood and Miss Amy Wood, all of the Lone Cedar community.

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Elbert Malachiah "Bud" Wood

Funeral Service Held For E. M. Wood

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for E. M. Wood of Lone Cedar community, who died July 15. Services were conducted jointly by Rev. Fritz E. Goodbar and Rev. E. L. Jones at Central Baptist church.
Interment was in Lone Oak Cemetery.

The deceased was born in Smith county, October 11th, 1865. He had lived in this community for over 35 years and was a highly respected and honored citizen. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church.

He is survived by seven children as follows: Mrs. E. Boyd of San Angelo, Mrs. C. L. Fuller, Mrs. A. J. Green, H. H. Wood, Mrs. C. L.
Kirk, G. H. Wood, and Miss Amy Wood all of this community.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 18, 1930
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Robert Gustavus “Bob” Gantt
Oct 27, 1861 - Jul 1, 1929

Pioneer Resident Lone Oak Buried There On Tuesday
BLOOMING GROVE, July 5.— R. B (Bob) Gantt, 67, resident of the Lone Oak community, died Monday following an illness of several months and the funeral was held at Lone Oak Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Gantt had resided in the Lone Oak community practically all of his life.
Surviving are his wife, three sons and five daughters.

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Louisa (Green) Calhoun
Nov 30, 1876 - Jul 2, 1944

RITES WAXAHACHIE WOMAN ON TUESDAY IN BLOOMING GROVE Mrs. Louisa Calhoun, age 67 years, died at her home in Waxahachie early Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist church at Blooming Grove and interment will be in Lone Oak cemetery. Mrs. Calhoun had been a resident of Blooming Grove all her life except the past two years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. C. V. Wilson, Kermit; Mrs. Henry Goodwin. Waxahachie; Mrs Lula Tipping, Luling; Mrs. Cecil Stubblefield, Blooming Grove; two sons, Luther Calhoun, Dallas; Jake Calhoun, Grand Prairie , several grandchildren, two great grandchildren and other relatives. Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.


The Corsicana Daily Sun
Monday, July 3, 1944

Rites Tuesday At Blooming Grove For Mrs. Louisa Calhoun
Funeral rites for Mrs. Louisa Calhoun, age 67 years, who died in Waxahachie Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist church at Blooming Grove. Interment was in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Survivors are four daughters, two sons and other relatives.
Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Fidelia "Dealie" (Gantt) Green
Nov 15, 1853 - Feb 13, 1920

IN MEMORIAM
Sacred to the Memory of Dealie Green
Dealie Green was born in "Union County, in 1853, came to Lamar county Ark., in 1865 and lived in Arkansas fifteen years. Came to Navarro county in 1888 and lived the remainder of her life in Navarro county. Dealie Green departed this life on Feb. 13th, 1920. The last few hours of her life her suffering was very great. She bore her fate with much courage, being heard to say many times "Oh Lord if it be thy will relieve me of this suffering for I am ready to go." It seemed that all she dreaded was leaving her children to battle with this sinful, unfriendly world. She joined the Baptist church at Lone Oak in 1888 and was a faithful member. She kept her Bible at her bedside during her sickness and through all the struggles and trials of life she found the Christ she served precious guide and as age and disease, tore down her Tabernacle of clay the building not made with hands became more real to her. Now clear friends, Sister Dealie Green, is not dead, she is only dead to this simple world. Her good deeds and training of her family are left behind. She taught her family to live in the fear and admonition of the Lord.  She leaves four boys and four girls to sadly mourn her departure. The only consoling thought we have is the assurance that she has gone to a brighter world than this, there watching and waiting for you and I and all Christian people; where there will be no more sad parting and where the lighting dew of death never falls and adiews and farewells are sounds unknown. Now may this sorrow bring us all nearer to God is our prayer.
COMMITTEE.

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Mary Giles "Molly" (McSween) Gilliam
Aug 28, 1884 - Feb 22, 1964

Hold Services Mrs. Gilliam Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Gilliam, 77, widow of the late W. W. Gilliam who died in 1955, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. She died in the Navarro clinic Saturday. Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery. Native of Alabama, she spent most of her life in Texas. Surviving are two sons, Forrest Gilliam, Corsicana, and Robert Gilliam, Marshall; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Claude Gilliam, Houston, and R. C. Mc- Sween; a sister, Mrs. B. V. Treadway, Napa, Calif, and other relatives. Pallbearers were C. K. Mc- Sween, H. D. McSween, Ray Lagleder, Bruce Coates, Robert Gilliam, Jr. and George MaGee.

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Robert Carroll Saunders
Jan 1, 1854 - Mar 31, 1946

R. C. Saunders Rites Held At Lone Cedar Funeral services were held Monday at Lone Cedar for R. C. Saunders, aged 92 years, who died at his home Sunday. A native of Tennessee, he had been a Texas resident since 1900. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Milner, Rice, and Mrs. W. B. Frances, Fort Worth; ten sons, H. B. Saunders, Fort Worth; J. I. Saunders, Corsicana; Albert, Connie and Sewell Saunders, all of Blooming Grove; Elzie. Herschell and Ewel Saunders, all of Waxahachie; Bonnie and Sammie Saunders, Frost Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Martha Jane (Brumbelow) Gantt
Mar 7, 1889 - Dec 21, 1957

Mrs. M. J. Gantt Dies Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 21—(Spl.)— Mrs. Martha Jane Gantt 78, native Texan, died of a heart attack at her home in the Lone Cedar community Saturday morning. She had resided on the family farm in the Lone Cedar Community 57 years.

Funeral arrangements were in complete early Saturday afternoon pending arrival of relatives, but the services will be held at the First Baptist church with burial in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, George and Robert Gantt, both of Blooming Grove; Five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Betts, Connecticut; Mrs. Nancy Garrison, Blooming Grove Mrs. Ella Walker and Mrs. Irene Walker, both of Miami. Ariz.; and Mrs. Ann Sheppard, Ysleta; three brothers, Dave and Walter Brumbelow, both of Palacios; and Jess Brumbelow, Byers, Texas; a sister, Mrs. L. M. Ross, Hardin, Texas; 10 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Monday Services For Mrs. Gantt

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 23—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Gantt, 77, native Texan, who died Saturday of a heart attack, were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Richey, pastor, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Mrs. Gantt had resided on the family farm in the Lone Cedar community 57 years.

Surviving are two sons, George and Robert Gantt, both of Blooming Grove; five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Betts, Connecticut; Mrs. Nancy Garrison, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Ella Walker and Mrs. Irene Walker, both of Miami, Ariz.; and Mrs. Ann Sheppard, Ysleta; three brothers, Dave and Walter Brumbelow, both of Palacios, and James Brumbelow, Byers, Texas; a sister, Mrs. I. M. Ross, Hardin, Texas; 19 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Sidney Lorenzo Monds
Nov 9, 1880 - Nov 5, 1941

FORMER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED WEDNESDAY
S. L, Monds, aged 60 years, died at the family residence, 315 West Sixth Avenue, early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from a Baptist Church in Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Revs. Rhodes and Vursher.

Prior to moving to Corsicana about a year ago, the family resided in the Blooming Grove section.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, six daughters, Mrs. H. O. Franks, Ponder; Mrs. T. C. Hyer, Crosby; Mrs. J. E. Johnson, Mrs. E. Myers and Mrs. Lonnie Grimes, all of Houston, and Mrs. Wilford Irby, Goose Creek; three sons, M. W. and M. C. Monds, both of Corsicana, and F. L. Monds, Barry;
sixteen grandchildren, two brothers, M. W. Monds, Kemp, and W. H. Monds, Mabank, and a sister, Mrs. John Sheffield, Highlands.

Pallbearers will be Romie Campbell, T. T. Stanford, Harry Franks, Bunk Hyer, Wilford Irby and J. E. Johnson.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Lillian Ardele (Spurrier) Redman
Mar 4, 1904 - Feb 10, 1925

Died Near Pleasant Grove.
Mrs. Lillian Redman, aged 21 years, wife of A. J. Redman, died on the T. P. Little farm in the Pleasant Grove community Monday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Lone Oak cemetery near Blooming Grove yesterday afternoon. The deceased is survived by her husband, a little son eight months, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Spurrier of the Pleasant Grove community.

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Nora Achie (Hiler) Nash
Oct 2, 1879 - July 23, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. G. W. NASH WEDNESDAY AT 3 P.M.
Mrs. G. W. Nash, aged 66 years, died Tuesday night at the family residence near Blooming Grove.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hall and Rev. C. R. Rhoads. Burial was in the Lone Oak cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, G. W. Nash; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Ewing and Mrs. Laura Walker; a brother, G. H. Hiler, all of Blooming Grove, and several nieces and nephews.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

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James Arthur "Jim" Green
Nov 10, 1888 - Jan 17, 1946

J. A. “JIM” GREEN OF LONE CEDAR IS BURIED ON FRIDAY BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 21— (Spl.) J. A. (Jim) Green, aged 57 years, died at his home in the Lone Cedar community Thursday Morning. Funeral services were Held from the Central Baptist Church here Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in the Lone Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. L. Chumbly, pastor, assisted by Rev. Glen Norman of Fort Worth. Nephews were pallbearers. Green was a native Texan, and had been prominent as a farmer and member of the Baptist church for many years. Surviving are his wife, five daughters, three sisters and three brothers. McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Douglas) Grooms
Sep 24, 1864 - May 13, 1941

MRS. MARY GROOMS DIED EARLY TODAY BURIAL LONE OAK
Mrs. Mary E. Grooms, aged 76 years, resident of Corsicana for the past 25 years, died Tuesday morning at 4:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Lone Oak cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Revs. Jack and S. R. Goff, Bap- tist ministers. Surviving are two sons, Ernest Grooms, Groesbeck, and Willie M. Grooms, Pineville, Mo.; four daughters, Mrs. George T. Brown and Mrs. C. J. Nelson, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Alexander Angerstein, Victoria, and Mrs. Elmo Williams, Murchison; 23 grand- children, and 14 great-grandchil- dren. Pallbearers will be Clem Weaver, L. D. Ransom, P. H. Geraughty, M. A. Tekell, Wm. E. Lee and Nath Crouch.

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Ed Hammonds
1873 - Feb. 23, 1963

Edd Hammonds Dies Saturday

BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 23 (SpU—Edd Hammonds. 89, retired farmer, died In Memorial hospital, Corsicana Saturday morning following a short Illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor, assisted by Rev H. V. Southorand, Jr., pastor of the Central Baptist church. Burial will be n the Lone Oak cemetery. A native of Tennessee, Hammonds resided in the Lone Cedar community for 6g years before moving to Blooming rove recently. Surviving are six sons, J. M. Hammonds, Blooming Grove; 3. R. and Earl Hammonds, both of Corsicana; Dan Hammonds, Coleman; Jack Hammonds, Abilene, and Zebble Hamnionds; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Garrison, Blooming rove; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Bobbitt and Mrs. Mattie Keith, both of Tennessee, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Grandsons will be pallbearers. McCormick Funeral Service direct.

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Zeb L. Hammonds
Feb 9, 1880 - Mar 8, 1956

Zeb Hammonds Fatally Stricken While At Work

BLOOMING GROVE, March 9.— (Spl.)—Zeb Hammonds, 78, farmer near the Lone Cedar community for many years, died while at work on his farm Thursday. Neighbors found his body about dusk, still on a tractor he had been operating in the fields. Justice of the Peace W. B. Ellis returned a coroner's verdict of death by natural causes. Hammonds, a native of Tennessee, had lived in western Navarro County for 47 years. Services were held at 3 p. m. Friday from the Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. Rev. T. R. Harrison, the pastor, and Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Blooming Grove, conducted. Burial was in the Lone Oak cemetery. Survivors include a brother, Ed Hammonds, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Bobbitt and Mrs. Ollie Keith, both of Milan, Tennessee; a number of nephews and nieces. Pallbearers were George Green, Bill Fulton. Connie Saunders, Fred Southard, Ed Sheppard and James Peacock. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Chester Roger Harris
Aug 7, 1909 - Sep 30, 1970

Chester Harris Dies Thursday

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Chester Harris, 61, Blooming Grove, who died Thursday. The Rev. Bruce Hibbits officiated. Burial was in Lone Oak cemetery. Pallbearers were Carroll Lee Saunders, Fenner Holditch, Eugene McAdams, Sammie Saunders, Robert Owen and David Sparkman. Surviving are one brother, one niece and one nephew and two sisters-in-law.

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Chester Harris Dies Thursday

Chester Harris, 61, Blooming Grove, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Jones county and a Baptist.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitts officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak cemetery.

He is survived by a brother, Leonard Harris, Blooming Grove; one nephew, Jimmy Harris, Blooming Grove; one niece, Mrs. Rosa Lee Sparkman, Corsicana; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Harris, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ruby Harris, Corsicana.

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James Alonzo Monds
Oct 12, 1902 - Jun 14, 1938

Dies at Blooming Grove
BLOOMING GROVE, June 17. — (Spl.)— Alonzo Monds, 35, died at the family home here Tuesday and was buried Wednesday in the Lone Oak cemetery. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, and six sisters.

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Alonzo Mounds Buried Wednesday

Alonzo Mounds [sic], born October 12, 1902, died June 14 at the home family [sic] in Blooming Grove after a short illness.

Mr. Mounds was born and reared in and near this community and was working for the Whorton-McSpadden Gin Company when taken ill.

Alonzo was a fine type of American manhood, large and strong, courteous to everyone and very loyal to his parents. Had been a member of the Baptist church for the past 16 years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the first Baptist church at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. W. O. Patterson in charge assisted by Rev. C.
R. Rhodes.

Pallbearers were: Roy Reed, Connie Saunders, H. S. Whorton, Caralee Saunders, Douglas Bunker, George Gantt, Wayne Sheffield and S. L. Saunders.

He is survived by his parents, three brothers and six sisters.

Interment was made in the Lone Oak Cemetery. The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, June 17, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Emma Elizabeth (Crabtree) Hiler
Feb 19, 1887 - May 4, 1970

Hiler Rites

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)- Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Hiler, 83, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. Interment was in Lone Oak cemetery. The Rev. Paul Tome and the Rev. Ronnie Chesser officiated. Survivors include one son, five daughters, 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Ross B. Hill
Mar 29, 1888 - Mar 30, 1956

Farmer-Stockman
Services Sunday

BLOOMING GROVE, April 3— (Spl)—Ross B. Hill, 68, World War I veteran, farmer-stockman of the Lone Oak community, died of a heart attack in Dallas Saturday afternoon while visiting friends. Funeral services were held at Lone Oak Sunday at 4 p. m. with burial in the Lone Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Clovis Allen, minister of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ Sunday. A native of Oregon, Hill had been a farmer-stockman in the Lone Oak community for the past 18 years. Surviving are a brother, Richard Hill, Denver, Colo.; a sister, Mrs, Lillian Carregan, Yamhill, Ore., and other relatives. Pallbearers were Joe Parum, P. L. Wooley, Rufus Pevehouse, Dwayne Garrison, Robert Barham and Mr. DeRusha. McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Addie (Sims) Bonner
Apr 10, 1877 - Dec 30, 1952

Services Friday For Mrs. Bonner

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Bonner, who died in Dallas Tuesday, will be held in Dallas at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Graveside rites will be held at the Eureka cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Dr. Harlin J. Roper and Rev. John Witmer will officiate.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul Witt, Dallas, and Mrs. George Brown, Lubbock; two sons, J. I. Bonner, Japan, and W. P. Brown, Jr., Athens; a sister, Miss Eula Sims., Dallas; two brothers, M. M. Sims, Dallas, and Taylor Sims, Hillsboro, and four grandsons and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Bonner, Earl Bonner, Brice Bonner, Jr.; Jim Bonner, Richard Bonner and Billy Bonner, all nephews.

McCammon will direct.

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Earl Monroe Raley
Aug 9, 1800 - Jan 24, 1917

Monroe Raley Dies at Raleigh

Monroe Raley, formerly in the grocery business at Frost, died at Raleigh Tuesday night of last week of Bright's disease.  The remains were buried at Brushie Prairie, Wednesday  He is survived by a widow.

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  • Corsicana Democrat & Truth - Thursday, Feb. 1, 1917

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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West End News.
Dear Chats: I was absent from our page last week and this time I will bring sad news again. Last Tuesday night, January 23rd, the Death Angel visited Brushy Prairie. This time it claimed for its victim E. M. Raley, and his remains were interred in the Brushie Cemetery Wednesday at 2 o’clock p.m. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Corbin. Mr. Raley was a member of the Baptist church. He was 39 years old at his death and leaves a wife and five children, the children all being boys aged from 2 to 12 years. Mr. Raley also leaves an aged mother and four brothers and one sister and other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was a member of the W. O. W. and leaves a four thousand dollar policy for his widow and the children. Mr. Raley was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Priddy of Brushy Prairie.
Jan. 28. UNCLE JOHN

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Died at Raleigh.

Monroe Raley, aged 38 years, who was formerly in the grocery business at Frost, died at his home near Raleigh Tuesday night of Bright’s disease, and the remains are interred in the Brushy Brushie Cemetery Wednesday. The deceased, who was a good citizen, is survived by the widow and five children.

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Eva Mae (Threet) Wardlaw
Feb 9, 1917 - Apr 30, 2012

Eva Mae Wardlaw, 95, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 30, 2012.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Leah Hidde officiating. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery.

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Lucila "Lucy" Zavala Olvera
abt 1961 - Apr 27, 2012

Lucila “Lucy” Zavala Olvera, 51, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services were held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 29 at Jesucristo Es Mi Refugio Church in Mexia. Interment followed at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals handled the arrangements.

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Marguerite Mary Carpen Bagley Shelton
Feb 12, 1914 - Oct 3, 1994

FORT WORTH - Marguerite Shelton, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth. She was 80.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mrs. Shelton was born in Bosque County and had lived in Fort Worth for 30 years.

Her husband of 47 years, Rev. Wallace Shelton, died in 1983.

Survivors: Son, Dr. Jack C. Shelton of Dallas; daughter, Margaret Fuller of Fort Worth; stepfather, Adolf Viertel of Cranfills Gap; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - Date: October 4, 1994 
  • w/o Wallace Carroll Shelton

Hila (Colungia) Ybarra
Sep 5, 1893 - Jul 13, 1968

Mrs. Hila Ybarra

FROST (Spl.)—Graveside rites were to be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Frost Cemetery for Mrs. Hila Ybarra 74, who died Saturday at her home in Frost.

She was born Sept. 5 1893 in Brownsville.

Officiating were the Revs. Walter Goodnight and Davis Garza of Ennis.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas of Frost; seven sons, Aurelio Domingo and Juan of Frost; Pete and Teofilo of Beeville, Ambrosia of Colorado City and Aponolia of Mertens; two daughters, Miss Larando Ybarra and Miss Juanita Ybarra of Frost; a brother Faustina Colungia of Frost; 40 grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Billie Joy (Mitchell) Glover
Aug 7, 1925 - Jul 13, 1968

Mrs. Glover

Services for Mrs. Billy Jo Glover, 42, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Frost Church with burial in Frost Cemetery. The Rev. Walter Goodnight officiated.

Mrs. Glover died early Saturday in a hospital in Overland Park, Kan. She was a native of Frost, the former Billy Jo Mitchell.

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Helen Beatrice (Faulkner) Bain
Jan 11, 1920 - Jan 9, 2009

RANGER, TX - Helen Beatrice Bain, 88, of Ranger died Friday, January 9, 2009 at the Eastland Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Graveside services were held January 11, 2009 at the Mexia City Cemetery, in Mexia Texas. Mr. Robin Wright, preacher at the Northcrest Church of Christ officiated. Helen was born in Navarro County on January 11, 1920 to Pearl Sonoma Farmer and Samuel F. Faulkner. Pearl remarried after her husbands death when Helen was very young, and William Holden Steelman became the father of Helen's memories. Helen grew up on a farm and worked the land with her family picking cotton and hoeing the rows. As she grew into womanhood, she married Willie Reed but was widowed shortly thereafter in 1949. As time passed she married D.C. Bain and moved to Alabama where Helen and D.C. adopted the son of their hearts, Toby Bain. The family continued to live and work until D.C. succumbed to a heart attack in 1961. Helen then a mature woman, moved back to Texas to be near her brother Wayne D. Faulkner in Wink. After several years she relocated to be near her sister, Vivian Miller and opened a beauty shop on Palestine Street in Mexia. Helen then earned her GED and found her true calling as the Unit Supervisor at the Mexia State School. She interfaced with clients everyday and offered a compassionate and caring hand to all those that needed her special touch. Helen was a person that truly loved the Lord, and though shy in her later years, enjoyed singing the hymns of former days with the vigor and passion of the newly converted. As a mark of her advanced, age Helen was preceded in death by her husbands Willie and DC, by her sister Vivian Miller, brother Wayne D. Faulkner, and half brothers, Hershel Steelman, Randal Steelman, and Charles Steelman. She is survived by Tom W. Steelman of Denton, Texas, by her son, Toby Bain, and grandchildren, Jessie Daniel Dixon and Kelly Nichole Bain, Sabrina Lynn McGowan and numerous great grandchildren, Austin Dixon, Taylin Dixon, Seth McGowan, Seidy McGowan, Diamond Durham, and Nolan Bain. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends for her generous heart and compassionate soul. Porter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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John Edward Farmer
Jan 23, 1873 - Mar 15, 1949

Funeral Rites For J. E. Farmer

CORSICANA, March 16 - SPL - Funeral rites are planned here Wednesday afternoon for John Edward Farmer, 75, retired, who died here Tuesday morning. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery.
Surviving are his widow of Corsicana; three sons, Farmer of Angus, H. L. Farmer of Corsicana, and W. A. farmer of Navarro; four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Griffin of Graham, Mrs. W. W. horn of Navarro, Mrs. A. L. Wilcox and Mrs. N. J. Staley, both of St. Louis, Mo.; 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and four brothers, D. O. Farmer of Waxahachie, J. B. Farmer of Malakoff, W. A. Farmer of Malakoff, W. A. Farmer of Trinidad, and R. H. Farmer of Cayua.

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Lonnie Tillman Amon
July 3, 1938 - Nov 11, 1981

Lonnie Amon

Lonnie Amon, 43, of Corsicana, died Wednesday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel. Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate with burial at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery.

He is survived by his sister, Ruby Fay McGilvra; and one brother, Coy Lee Amon.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Massey, Ernest Massey, Jerry Collier, Clifton Belyeu, Wayne Brown and Maurice Haynes.

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Sadie Stanford (Gray) Perkins
Sep 26, 1889 - Jan 06, 1976

Mrs. Perkins

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. L. Perkins, 86, resident of Corbet, who died last night at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Richard D. Nichols will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of Corbet, two sons, Joe Perkins of Corbet and C. E. Perkins of Marshall; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Steinman of Corsicana; a brother Joe Gray of Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bankston of Idaho and Mrs. Will McLennan of Crawford; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Dearen, Lee Dearen, Dwane Brewer, Jerrel Brewer, Darwin Miller, Roy Patrick, Sam Gerard, and Jimmy Bolden.

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Olan Dewayne Leach
Jun 6, 1925 - May 9, 1986

Dewayne Leach

Former Corsicanan, Dewayne Leach, 60, Lindale, died this morning in a Tyler hospital.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Leach of Lindale; two sons; two daughters; a brother, Jack Leach of Rice; two sisters, Helen Wilcox of Mildred and Mildred Lambert of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Jessie Estell (Sims) Leach
Dec 12, 1894 - Sep 26, 1964

Monday Rites For Mrs. Leach

Mrs. Jessie Leach, 69, died at her residence, Northwest Apartments early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Lee Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church and Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal church.

Mrs. Leach formerly resided in Rice.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Leach, Rice, and Dewayne Leach, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Boswell, Bardwell; Mrs. A. L. Wilcox, Mildred, and Mrs. Travis Arnett, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Oliver, Fort Worth; Mrs. Rosa Couch, Hearne, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Hallie (Kimes) Boswell
Feb 22, 1891 - May 9, 1986

Hallie Boswell

Hallie Kimes Boswell, 95, of Barry, died today at Twilight Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Kerens and life-long resident of Navarro County and a member of Barry Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lavoyce McCurdy of Corsicana; a son, Carroll Boswell of Barry; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Rubye Speegle of Lovington, N. M.; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Billy McCurdy, Ryan McCurdy, Gary Boswell, John Phillips, Larry Boswell and Ronnie Willis.

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Melville P. Caldwell
Jul 08, 1869 - Dec 05, 1955

Former Resident Dies At Ft. Worth
M. P. Caldwell, former Corsicana resident, died Monday morning at his home in Fort Worth. We was manager of Southwestern Bell Telephone company here in Corsicana for many years prior to his transfer to Fort Worth where he held the same position with his company.
Funeral services will be" held Tuesday morning in Fort Worth and the body will be brought here for burial with graveside services at Oakwood cemetery at 1 p. m. Tuesday. Dr. Robert Jones, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Fort Worth will conduct the rites. McCammon will direct.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and was for many years an elder. He also was an active member of the Rotary Club.
He is survived by one son, Walter Hugh Caldwell, and one daughter, Miss Margaret Caldwell, both of Fort Worth

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Margaret Houston “Maggie” (Rogers) Damon
Jun 14, 1855 - Jul 22, 1955 (100 Years Old)

Mrs. H. G. Damon Dies In Austin;
Rites Saturday
Mrs. H. G. Damon, aged 100 years, former Corsicana resident, died at her home In Austin Thursday night.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Austin, with burial in Oakwood cemetery here.
She was the widow of a pioneer Corsicana real estate operator, but had resided in Austin for a number of years.
Surviving are a son, Gordon Damon, University of Texas professor, and a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Damon Pace, teacher, both of Austin, end other relatives.
Mrs. Damon had resided in Austin 33 years. She was a member of the University Baptist church, and was the oldest living graduate of Baylor University, graduating from the old Waco College in 1878 —an institution, that later merged with Baylor University.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 4 p. m. at Oakwood cemetery here with Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church here, officiating.
Pallbearers will be Lowry Martin, Boyce Martin, Listen Tatum, Dr. R. N. Holloway, O. L. Albrittion and F. B. McKie.
McCammon directs.

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Myrtle Mae (King) Gilliam
Jul 05, 1899 - Nov 30, 1955

Mrs. W. T.GilIiam
Services Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Gilliam, 55, native Corsicanan-, who died at the family home, 1700 West Twelfth avenue Wednesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10:30 a. m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, and Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, a son, Billy G. Gllliam, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Etta Mae Fluker, Tyler; three grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. King. Corsicana; two brothers, J. W. King, Malakoff, and Walter King, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Puckett and Mrs. H. O. Valentine, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. O. T. Riney, Palestine, and other relatives.
Nephews were_pallbearers.

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Lila Manie (Redden) Autrey-Colp
Jul 08, 1890 - Aug 05, 1955

Mrs. C. J. Colp
Dies Thursday,
Services Friday
Mrs. C. J. Colp, aged 65 years, 120 South Twentieth street, long prominent in Corsicana music club and other circles, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday at noon following an extended illness.
Mrs, Colp was a native of Corsicana and resided here all of her life.
She was a past president of the Nevin and Psychology clubs, was active in Home Demonstration Council circles, directed the National Youth Administration home for girls employed at the P. and S. Hospital in the late 1930s, and was long a member of the First Methodist church and choir. Mrs. Colp was also a member of Kinsloe House and the Goodwill Sunday School class.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be In Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Andy Autrey, Dallas; four grandchildren; a brother, J. B. Redden, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Sarah A. (Vickers) McAdory
abt. 1850 - Jan 3, 1918

DIED AT KERENS LAST NIGHT
Remains Were Interred Here This Afternoon.
Mrs. Sarah A. McAdory, aged 68 years, widow of the late W. L. McAdory, who died here two years ago on the 10th of this month, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mittie Honoycutt, in Kerens, at 8:45 last night, and the remains were interred here this afternoon in Oakwood, Rev. Isaac Windsor, of Kerens officiating. The deceased had been a member of the Baptist Church for thirty-five years, and was a model Christian woman and mother. She was loved and esteemed by all who knew her and there are many who are deeply pained by her death. Surviving the deceased are the following grown children; H. H. McAdory and Mrs. Mittie Honeycutt of Kerens; Mrs. D. T. Densen and Joe McAdory of Corsicana; Levi McAdory of Brenham; Miss Berdie Keever of Charleston, South Carolina and Mrs. Lee Belle Moorehead of Troup, Texas.

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Edwina McLeod
Feb 1, 1911 - Jan 12, 1918

LITTLE GIRL BURNED TO DEATH
Remains Were Interred Here Afternoon.
Edwina, the six-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McLeod of Mildred, received burns about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the effects of which she died at 4 o'clock yesterday.
The little girl was standing in front o£ a gas heater when her clothing caught fire. No one was at home but her mother and some other children.
The mother made a heroic effort to smother out the fire, and in doing so got her hands badly burned, but nearly all of the child's clothing were burned off her body before the flames were put out, and after suffering great agony for many hours, the little one passed away. The remains were interred here in Oakwood this afternoon
with Rev. L. C. Howell, officiating.

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In Memoriam.

Edwena McLeod was born February 1st, 1911 and died January 13th 1918. Her little mission on this earth was six years, eleven months and 13 days. We might say she was like a rose that budded on earth to bloom in heaven. Weep not dear father and mother, sisters and brothers, as those who have no hope, but look to him that doeth all things well, be as Job of old and say, “The Lord giveth and the name of the Lord,” for little Edwena’s spirit is at rest in the Paradise of God waiting the resurrection of that mortal body, for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so they also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him, 1 Thess. 4:14.

So father and mother you will get to meet your darling girl when God shall come, for we have that blessed hope that was spoken by our Savior in Matt. 19:14. But Jesus said suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

We see that the kingdom of Heaven is made up of such as little children so may we humble ourselves as little children, under the mighty hand of God, that we might meet little Edwena on the sunny banks of sweet deliverance.

A little one from us is gone,
A little voice is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.
We miss the tiny prattling feet,
The sound of which we just now.
Realize was so sweet.
We miss her at the fireside,
We miss her vacant chair.
We miss her everywhere.
We even miss her little golden hair.

HER UNCLE.

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