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Mattie Laura (Huff) Saunders
Aug 29, 1894 - Apr 11, 1974

Mrs. Saunders

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Laura Saunders, 79, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.  Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mattie Laura (Huff) Saunders
Aug 29, 1894 - Apr 11, 1974

Mrs. Saunders
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Laura Saunders, 79, of Corsicana, who died Thursday
at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate.
Burial will be at
Rose Hill Cemetery.
She was a native of Hill County and had lived in Corsicana for 40 years. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
Her husband, J. A. Saunders preceded her in death July 20, 1973.
Survivors include three brothers, Sam Duff of Fort Worth, A. H. Duff of Hillsboro and R. H. Duff of Marlin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Arthur Roy Freeman
Jul 31, 1903 - Mar 27, 1974

A. R. Freeman

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church for Arthur Roy Freeman, 70, resident of Euless, who died Wednesday at Mid City Hospital in Grand Prairie.  Rev. Ronnie Chesser will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.  Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

He was a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include a son, Billy Freeman of Euless; three brothers, W. T. Freeman of Waxahachie, R. M. Freeman of Levelland, and Claude Freeman of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. A. E. Smith of Quinlen, Tex., Mrs. Inda Carroll of Corsicana and Mrs. Mamie Bordon of Los Angeles, Calif., and three grandchildren.

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George William Ward
Aug 15, 1903 - Sep 6, 1973

George Ward

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for George William Ward, 70, who  died at 4 a.m. Thursday at his home. Rev. Ken James and Rev. Ronnie Chesser will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. McCormick Funeral Home will direct.

He was a former director of RBA, director of the Soil and Water Conservation, and director of the Navarro County Co-op.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Viola Ward of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Andrews and Mrs. Joann Williams, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Jim Ward and Henry Ward, both of Blooming Grove, and Clyde Ward of Columbus, Ga.; and three grandchildren.  Pallbearers include Raymond Hampel, John F. Freeland, J.
R. Bush, H. M. Kirby, Will H. Jones and W. D. Ivie.  Honorary pallbearers include A. J. Dodson, Jack Goodwin, Melvin Jordan, Max Graham,
J. C. Shefiel, B. Lynn Sanders, Jr., Bobby D. Wilson, James E. Fortson, C. M. Newton Jr. and R. M. Lavender.

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Lottie Ethel Tipton
Sep 28, 1901 - Oct 2, 1931

PROMINENT YOUNG

BLOOMING GROV E
WOMAN DIED FRIDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 3.— Miss Lottie Tipton, aged about 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S.  Tipton and prominent  in social and church circles in this community, died suddenly Friday afternoon after an illness of about two hours.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. J. L. Stitt and Rev. Mr. Gregory. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Miss Tipton had been engaged to teach in the Purdon school and was anticipating beginning her work on Monday, Oct. 5.

She is survived by her parents, and one brother, Lloyd Tipton, of Longview.

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Murry Wayne Holditch, Sr.
Jun 22, 1924 - Jan 11, 1966

Hold Services
M. W. Holdilch

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan 14 (Spl)—Graveside funeral services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery here Thursday at 4:45 p.m. for Murry Wayne Holditch, 43, Sweetwater High School head football coach who died Tuesday in a Houston hospital.  Prior services were held in the First Baptist Church in Sweetwater Thursday morning.  Holditch attended Navarro Junior College and graduated from Texas A&M College in 1950. He was line coach in football at Pearsall and Breckenrldge before holding his position at Sweetwater.

He was reared in Blooming Grove and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fenner Holditch, reside there. His widow, two sons and a daughter survive.

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Sarah Belle (Lamb) Grinstead
Oct 26, 1880 - Jul 27, 1937

Former Resident
Of Blooming Grove
Buried at Purdon

BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 6.— Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. Bell Grinstead, aged 67 years, former resident of Blooming Grove, who died at her home in Dallas Wednesday, were held from the First Baptist church at Purdon Thursday. Surviving is her husband, C. P. Grinstead.

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FORMER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE DIED IN DALLAS

Mrs. Bell Grinstead, aged 67, died in Dallas Wednesday and funeral services were held at the First Baptist church at Purdon Thursday.

She was the wife of C. P. Grinstead and they at one time resided on their farm near Blooming Grove.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Aug 6, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Martin Alexander Powers
Jun. 11, 1845  Dec. 13, 1913

(add birth to website)        

West End News.

To the Light and its many readers: I have sad news to write this time. On Wednesday old Father M. A. Powers, near Frost, passed away and was laid to rest in the Emmett cemetery Thursday at 3 o'clock  p. m. This is one more of the old ex-Rebs that, has answered the last roll call, He was born in Middle Tennessee in 1845 and served three years in the Confederate army and in 1885 moved with his family to Texas and settled near Emmett, which has been his home since. He leaves a companion and several children, all grown up to man-hood and womanhood. Old Father M. A. Powers was a member of the Methodist church and has lived a consistent member since he has lived in our midst. He leaves a large family and a host of friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Hawkins, our pastor in the Methodist, church at Emmett and then again at the grave. I can say to the mother and children that we all sympathize with them and all bereaved friends in their grief and mourning. But, dear ones, look to Him who said, Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door of mercy shall be opened unto you. He can heal all wounds and help you beat all your troubles. On account of this death in our community and bad roads our box fell short more than one-half in voting against that $150, 000 bond issue to build a hospital in Corsicana.

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Benjamin Franklin May
Aug 1846 - Jan 17, 1918
 
Died in Fort Worth
B. F. May, a former resident of Emmet, died in Fort Worth Sunday and the remains were interred in the Emmet cemetery yesterday. The deceased was the father of H. W. May of Angus, who was here today on his return from the funeral.
 
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Myrtle Iola (Miller) Allmon
Nov 30, 1879 - July 01, 1957

Mrs. Allmon Of Blooming Grove Expires Monday
Mrs. Myrtle Allmon, 79, lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, died at her home Monday evening.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the First Christian church in Blooming Grove with interment in Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Allmon was the daughter of the late Rev. John Miller and Elizabeth Miller.
Surviving are a son, Van Allmon, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Elton Marr, Corsicana; Lee Allmon, Whitesburg, Ky.; Mrs. Daisey Coker, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Ethel McClure, Kerens, and Mrs. Dell Mayberry, Dallas; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bess Lumley, Dallas, and Mrs. Lillie Vaughn, Tyler; a brother, John J. Miller, Dallas; and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Edgar Vaden Spikes
Oct 06, 1873 - Sep 11, 1948

EDGAR V. SPIKES RITES SUNDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE
Edgar V. Spikes, aged 74 years, long-time resident of Blooming Grove, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Felder, pastor of the church; Rev. Mickey Edwards, Baptist minister of Roane, and the Rev. Mr. Brockette, retired Methodist minister.
Native of Crystal Springs, Miss., he came to Navarro county at the age of 13 years.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; a son, Reginald Spikes, Mississippi; a daughter, Mrs. W A. Ross, Frost; a brother. Sam Spikes, Corsicana; five sisters Mrs. Dan Bell, Barry; Mrs. H C Allen, Mrs. Ona Baker, Mrs. Johnnie Barnes and Mrs. Betty Hamilton all of Dallas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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INFANT SON Grounds
Mar 10, 1948 - Mar 10, 1948

Rites For Infant
Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Reagan Grounds, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at the McCormick Funeral Chapel with burial in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Surviving are the parents, a brother and two sisters.

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Nannie Pricilla Clementine (Smith) Crocker
Oct 03, 1858 - Mar 11, 1948

MRS. J. W. CROCKER
DIES THURSDAY AT
BLOOM1NG GROVE
Mrs. J. W. Crocker, aged 89 pioneer resident of Blooming Grove died at her home east of Blooming Grove, Thursday morning.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon.
Native of Mississippi, Mrs. Crocker came to Texas in the early 1880s from Louisiana with her late husband and resided in Hill county before moving to Blooming Grove about 50 years ago.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Nash. Perryton; Mrs. R. S. Deming, Dallas, and Mrs. R. R. Massengale, Blooming Grove; three sons, J. A., Arl and J. D. Crocker, all of Blooming Grove; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren and other relatives including three cousins, R. L. Harris, Corsicana; J. W. Harris, Las Cruces, N. M., and Ed Harris, San Angelo.

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Nathan Edgar Allmon
June 16, 1914 - Mar 24, 1948

NATHAN ALLM0N OF BLOOMING GROVE DIES WEDNESDAY

Nathan Allmon, aged 71 years, died at his home In Blooming Grove early Wednesday morning following an extended illness.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Allmon, Blooming Grove; six children. Lee Allmon, Waco; Mrs. Elton Marr, Corsicana; Mrs. Earl Coker and Van Allmon, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. George McClure. Frost, and Mrs. Sam Venuto, Washington, D. C., and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a. m. from the McCormick's Funeral Service chapel in Blooming Grove, according to
tentative arrangements pending arrival of relatives. Burial will be In Rose Hill cemetery.

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Carolyn Fay (Myers) Armstrong
Aug 26, 1931 - May 23, 1956

Registered Nurse Dies Wednesday BLOOMING GROVE, May 23 Spl.)—Mrs. Carolyn Fay Armstrong, 26, registered nurse, Peniel, Texas, formerly of Blooming Grove, died in a Greenville hospital early Wednesday morning.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Mrs. Armstrong was a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital from January 6, 1955, until August
27, 1955, and prior to that time was connected with the Navarro Clinic.
Surviving are her husband, Billy Armstrong, Peniel, student in East Texas State College at Commerce; a 22-month-old daughter, Judith Kay Armstrong, Peniel; step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Myers, Fayetteville, Ark.; a twin sister, brother and other relatives. McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Mrs. Armstrong Rites Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, May 24—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Fay Armstrong, 26, registered nurse, who died in a Greenville hospital Wednesday morning, were held from the Central Baptist church here Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor, assisted by Rev. Neal Jones, pastor of the First Baptist church in Greenville.

Mrs. Armstrong was employed at Memorial Hospital last year and prior to that time was a nurse at the Navarro Clinic here.

Surviving are her husband, Billy Armstrong, Peniel, student in East Texas State College at Commerce; a daughter, Judith Kay Armstrong, 22 months old, Peniel; stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Emerson, Fayetteville, Ark.; a twin sister, Mrs. Marilyn Minger, Fayetteville, and a brother, Irving Myers, El Paso.

Pallbearers were Jerry Jordan, Harold Lee Saunders, Don Howell, Charles Drew Gillen, Buddy Pullin and Sonny Boyd.

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Jackson Calvin “Jack” Armstrong
Aug 30, 1898 - Dec 06, 1947

Jack C. Armstrong
Funeral Services At Blooming Grove
Funeral services for Jack C. Armstrong, 49, of Blooming Grove, who was found dead at his farm northwest of Blooming Grove Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon from the Blooming Grove Christian church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Armstrong's body was found by O. H. Green, a neighbor, a few minutes after he heard a gun report.
Judge F. E. Armstrong, Blooming Grove justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted. Armstrong had been in ill health for some time.
A note was left, the coroner reported.
Surviving are his wife. Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Barney Hughes, Blooming Grove; a son, Jack Armstrong, Waxahachie; four brothers, Mose Armstrong, Corsicana; Lige Armstrong, Emhouse; Sol and Pruitt Armstrong, both of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. G. P. Wilson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Earl Stokes. Waxahachie; two grandsons, and numerous other relatives.
McCormick's Funeral Service directed.

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Katherine Virginia “Kittie” (Outlaw) Joiner
Feb. 04, 1881 Sep. 18, 1959

Monday Rites For Mrs. Joiner

BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 19 - (Spl.) — Mrs. Katherine Virginia Joiner, 77, died in Dallas Friday night.
Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist church Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Boydston, pastor, a native of the Lone Oak community. Mrs. Joiner resided in this area until she moved to Dallas 12 years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Gorman, Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. B. F. Dozier, Blooming Grove.
McCormick's Funeral Service will direct.

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Alma Helen (Oliver) Hargrove
Jan. 24, 1893 Sep. 19, 1959

Mrs. Hargrove - Rites Sunday

BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 21 (Spl.) Mrs. Alma N. Hargrove, longtime resident of  Blooming Grove and widow of the late Roy Hargrove Sr., died at her home in Cleburne Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services were held from The Chase Avenue Baptist Church in Cleburne Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, near Blooming Grove. Rev. J. C. Lott of Cleburne conducted.
Mrs. Hargrove was a native of Bowie, but lived for years and reared her family in Blooming Grove, moving to Cleburne about 12 years ago.
Mrs. Hargrove is survived by four sons, H. R. and R. J. Hargrove, both of Cleburne; C. L. Hargrove, Rankin; and J. R. Hargrove, Cayuga; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Hamilton, Rankin; a brother, a sister, and eleven grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Eliza Cassinda Belle (Crabtree) Orrell-Campbell
Aug. 9, 1869 Jun. 16, 1959

Mrs. Campbell Rites Are Held
Final rites were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Belle Campbell, lifelong resident of Blooming Grove who died at her home Tuesday at the age of 89.
Rev. W. J. Richey, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove, conducted.
The survivors are a son, Robert C. Campbell, Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Mrs. Eula Mae Starling, Longview, and Mrs. Inez Bouton, Houston, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other children.
Corley directed.

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Janet Katherine Armstrong
Born & Died Aug 28, 1959

Infant Rites Slated Friday
Janet Katherine Armstrong, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Armstrong of Richland, died early Friday.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove with Rev. C. Edison Donnell, pastor of the First Baptist church in Richland, officiating.
Surviving are the parents and a sister, Judy Armstrong, Richland, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Farmer Purdon.
Corley directs.

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Earl Powell
June 21, 1891 - Mar 25, 1965

Earl Powell Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

HUBBARD, March 25 (Spl) I —Earl Powell, 73, World War I veteran, died Thursday morning in the VA Hospital in Waco.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Eubanks chapel here with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the First Methodist church here.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Cullinan, Greenbelt, Md.; three sons, Bobbie Joe Shephard, Fort Bragg, Kan.; Eddie D. Shephard, Karstill, Montana, and Jimmie D. Powell, Pocatello, Idaho; 16 grandchildren, four nieces, and other relatives.

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Fred Wesley Carnell
Mar 14, 1907 - Oct 26, 1965

Fred Carnell Dies Tuesday
Fred Carnell, 57, of 720 North Fourteenth street, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday morning. He was a native of Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnston, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God; Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, and Rev. David Williams, pastor of the Northside Assembly of God church.
Surviving are his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Marquita Lawless, Mrs. Erma Lou Armstrong and Mrs. Ida Blue, all of Corsicana; six grandchildren and two brothers, Jim Carnell Olla, La., and Woodrow Carnell, Natchez, Miss., and other relatives.

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Charles Edward Saunders
Dec 25, 1938 - Mar 9, 1965

C. E. Saunders Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday
Charles Edward Saunders, 26, 2820 North Corsicana street, died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday.
Saunders, service man for a Corsicana appliance firm, was a native of Blooming Grove, and had lived at his Corsicana address seven years. He was a member of the local Texas National Guard unit.
Services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home Chapel Thursday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove. Rev. A. T. Iising, Dallas, former pastor of the Richland Baptist church and Rev. A. O. Hendry, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church will officiate.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Terri Lynn; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Saunders, Corsicana.
Cousins will be pallbearers.

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Sewell William Saunders
Nov 08, 1903 - July 27, 1965

Retired Farmer Rites Tuesday
Sewell Saunders, 61, retired Farmer, died at his residence, 28-B, Northwest Apartments, Sunday following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. T. Isling, Dallas, Baptist Minister, and Rev. Jim Harness, Pastor of the Central Baptist church here.
Born, November 8, 1903, in Ellis County, he resided in the Blooming Grove area for many years before moving to Corsicana seven years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana: a granddaughter, Terri Lynn Saunders, Corsicana; seven brothers, Hadley Saunders, Fort Worth, J. I. Saunders, Corsicana; Albert and Sammie Saunders, both of Blooming Grove; Hershel Saunders, Bonham; Euel Saunders, Waxahachie, and Ronnie Saunders, Frost, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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William Josiah “Joe” Spurlock
Jan 07, 1884 - Oct 08, 1965

Joe Spurlock  Dies in Dallas

Joe Spurlock, 82, retired druggist, former Blooming Grove resident, died in Dallas Friday morning.
He was a native of Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held From the Hassell and Foster Chapel in Athens Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Spurlock was in the lumber business in Blooming Grove before going to Athens where he was a druggist. He had made his home in Dallas several years after his retirement. Surviving are three children. James Spurlock, vice president of North Texas State University,
Denton, Mrs. R. D. Smalley, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. E. B. Anderton, Dallas; four grandchildren, two brothers, Dan and Robert M. Spurlock, both of Shreveport, La.; a sister, Mrs. F. O. Culbertson, Shreveport; two aunts, Mrs. J. J. Castles, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred L. Hamilton, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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Robert Martin Fulton
Aug 04, 1888 - Dec 13, 1965

R. M. Fulton Services Held
Funeral services for Robert Martin Fulton, 77, of 1335 West Fourteenth avenue, who died Monday in Memorial hospital, were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Memorial Baptist church.
The rites were conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the church, assisted by B. G. Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist Church. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Native of Henderson county, Fulton resided at Blooming Grove before moving to Corsicana 30 years ago. He was a retired maintenance man at the State Home.
Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Carrie Fulton, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, and nephews and other relatives.
Deacons of Memorial Baptist church were active and honorary pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service, directed.

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William Thomas Berry
Mar 18, 1893 - July 07, 1965

Wm. T. Berry Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Wm T Berry, 72, of Richland, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p. m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
The rites were conducted by Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife of Richland three; sons, William and Jess Berry, both of Houston, and John H. Sisson, USAF; four daughters, Mrs. Bill Sims, Corsicana; Mrs. M. D. McElroy, Richland; Mrs. Todd Hatchel, Dallas, and Mrs. J. M. Jones, Chula Vista, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, three great - grandchildren; a brother, Emmett Berry, Kerens, and a sister, Mrs. Evie Frost, Houston, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Mickey Glass, Benny McElroy, Dwayne Mathison, Michael Pritchett, John Hatchel and Don Dodson, all grandsons.

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William Thomas Berry
Mar. 18, 1893 - Jul. 7, 1965

W. T. Berry Of Richland Dies
W. T. Berry, 71, of Richland died in Memorial hospital shortly before noon Wednesday, Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corley Chapel.

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Cora Mae (Spivey) Brooks
Nov 12, 1882 - May 20, 1972

Mrs. Brooks

BLOOMING GROVE— Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Brooks, 89, native and lifelong resident, were at 3 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church.
The pastor, the Rev. Hugh Abraham, officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brooks died Saturday night in Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana after a lengthy illness. She was a member of First Christian Church here, a deaconess in the Church and a Sunday School teacher and had held offices in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was a past president of the Rose Hill Cemetery Association.
Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Frank B. Taylor of Blooming Grove, Mrs. J. W. Stokes of Memphis, Texas, and Mrs. J. T. Fitzgerald of Houston, and Several nieces and nephews.

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Emily Myrtle (Hargrove) Avery
Dec. 24, 1886 Feb. 13, 1960

Mrs. J. P. Avery
Rites Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 15 (Spl.) — Mrs. Myrtle Avery, 73, wife of Joe P. Avery, life-long resident of this area, died Saturday night at the home of her son, Ernest Avery, in Grand Prairie.
Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Richey, Missionary Baptist Missionary at Tyler, formerly pastor of this church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are her husband of Blooming Grove; son of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Antilley, Abilene, and Mrs. Lucille Andrews, Pasadena, Calif.; a half-brother, J. J. Hargrove, Blooming Grove; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Deacons of the First Baptist church were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Joseph Pinkney “Joe” Avery
May 11, 1876 Mar. 13, 1960

Joe P. Avery Rites Monday

BLOOMING GROVE, March
14—(Spl)—Joe P. Avery, 83, retired merchant here, died Sunday morning at the home of his son, Ernest Avery, in Grand Prairie following a short illness.
Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church, of which he was a deacon. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Richey, former pastor, now a missionary in the Tyler district. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
A native of Alabama, Avery had resided here more than 65 years prior to going to Grand Prairie several months ago. He operated a harness, leather and shoe repairing business here for many years.
His wife died one month ago on February 13. Surviving are his son of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Antllley, Abilene, and Mrs. Lucille Andrews, Pasadena, Calif.; a brother, Reuben Avery, Arkansas; a sister, Mrs. J. F. Cuthbertson, Bronwsvllle; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Deacons were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Clara Harmon (Anderson) Baggett
Sep. 24, 1873 Aug. 06, 1964

Mrs. Baggett
Dies Thursday

.BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 6 (Spl.) — Mrs. Clara H. Baggett, 90, died at the Hilliard Home in Corsicana early Thursday morning.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Home chapel in Blooming Grove, and burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Kenneth Greene, Church of Christ Bible Chair, Navarro Junior College.
Mrs. Baggett was a native of Oakwood, Leon County. She lived in the Blooming Grove area for a number of years, and resided in Corsicana for about a decade.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Phillips, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Canaris, Oakland, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mack Crawford, Lloyd Simpson, Joe McGraw, Drew Gillen, W. P Orme and R. Bruce McCormick.

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Crawford Calvin Baggett
May 29, 1898 May 13, 1961

Big Spring Man Shot To Death, Woman Wounded
BIG SPRING UP) — Crawford Calvin Baggett was shot to death Friday night and his former wife, Mrs. Nora Olga Weaver, was critically wounded.
She had a bullet wound in the neck and another under her arm. Police said the shooting started after Baggett went to the woman's home.
Baggett is a former resident of Blooming Grove. No details of funeral arrangements have been received here.

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Jefferson D. McClanahan Jr.
Aug 08, 1889 - Jan 21, 1924

Remains Interred Today

John D. McClanahan, a former resident of Blooming Grove, died suddenly at his home at Snyder, Scurry county, Monday, and the remains were interred in Blooming Grove today.
The deceased was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Williams of Blooming Grove, and is survived by his wife and one child. Ed McClanahan, a brother, lives in Hillsboro

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Jefferson D. McClanahan Sr.
Jan 15, 1849 - Apr 24, 1926

FORMER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED THERE SUNDAY

Funeral services for Dr. J. D. McClannahan, age 77, were held at Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of Seth Williams. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Dr. McClannahan was a former resident of Blooming Grove but had lived in Fort Worth during the past three years. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy Monday of last week.
He is survived by three sons, Ed McClannahan of Hillsboro, Allen McClannahan of New York and Gerald McClannahan and one daughter. Mrs. Wolfenden of Gainsville.

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DR. McCLANAHAN NOT DEAD.

Grave Had Been Dug at Blooming Grove.

Tuesday night a telegram came to relatives here from J. D. McClanahan Jr., of Snyder, saying that his father, Dr. J. D. McClanahan, formerly of Blooming Grove and Corsicana, had died at Sulphur Springs, and at the same time the undertaker at Blooming Grove received a  similar message ordering the grave dug and other funeral preparations made to bury the supposed deceased on the family lot in Blooming Grove. Relatives here and the hearse and many friends at the Grove met two trains here and at the Grove yesterday to meet the remains. Yesterday afternoon late a telegram came saying that Dr. McClanahan was not dead, but that he was still very sick in Sulphur Springs. The grave had been dug in the Blooming Grove cemetery and all funeral arrangement made.

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Dr. McClanahan

The remains of Dr. McClanahan were shipped here Sunday and interment took place Sunday afternoon at Rose Hill cemetery.

The deceased formerly lived in Blooming Grove and enjoyed a large practice here. Was a member of the Christian church. His first wife was a Miss Chambers and to this union an interesting family was reared- one daughter Miss Annie, who married Frank Wolfenden.

Deceased lived to be 77 years.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Apr 30, 1926
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John L. Balentine
Dec 15, 1865 - Apr 11, 1944

Funeral Services For J. L. Balentine Are Held Wednesday
Funeral services for J. L. Balentine, age 79 years, who died here Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Methodist church at Blooming Grove with Rev. W. S. Fisher conducting the rites. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove.
A resident of the Purdon community for many years he was well known in that section.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were A. E. Bittner, Joe George, A. C. Davis, Jim D. Skinner, Carl Daniels and Arthur Balding.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Funeral Rites For J. L. Ballentine Held Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for J. L. Ballentine, age 79 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning, were held at the Methodist church in Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor, conducting the rites. Burial was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr. Ballentine was a native of Georgia, came to Texas at an early age and resided in this community for about forty years. He moved to the Purdon community about 1915 and was a prominent farmer until he retired several years ago.

He was a member of the Purdon Methodist church and had many friends in sections where he was known.

Surviving are his wife, Purdon; two sons, Ray Ballentine, Corpus Christi; Ralph Ballentine, U. S. Marines, San Diego, California; a daughter, Miss Nell Ballentine, Fort Worth; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Joe C. Joyce, and a stepson, J. W. Broom, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

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Buford Smith Carr
June 3, 1852 - Oct 9, 1915

Died in Powell Saturday.
B. S. Carr, aged 67 years, and for many years a resident of this county, died at his home in Powell Saturday morning and the remains were interred in Blooming Grove yesterday. The deceased, who was a good citizen, is survived by his widow and several grown children.

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Edgar Lee Meador
July 27, 1878  - Dec 3, 1958

E. L. Meador, 80, Rites Saturday
Blooming Grove, Dec. 4 (Spl.) —Edgar Lee Meador, 80, a World War I veteran who was born in Cryer Creek died Wednesday night in a son's home in Liberty, Texas.
Funeral services are tentatively set for Saturday morning at the Central Baptist church. Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor, will be in charge. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are four sons, Earl C. Meador, Arlington; Robert L. Meador, Liberty; Alva L. Meador, Ft. Worth; and Bruce L. Meador, Waco; and 11 grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Mary Ann (Kagler) Emmons
Dec 30, 1929 - Dec 1, 1958

Mrs. Emmons
Dies Monday At
Corpus Christi
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 2-
(Spl.)—Mrs. Mary Ann Emmons, 28, native of Blooming Grove, died in Corpus Christi, Monday afternoon following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist church here Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery The rites will be conducted by Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor.
Mrs. Emmons had resided at Corpus Christi 13 years.
Surviving are her husband Howard (Bill) Emmons; a son Paul Emmons; parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Kagler; a brother Jimmy Kagler, all of Corpus Christi; a grandmother, Mrs. J. M. Collier, Blooming Grove; and a number of uncles, aunts and other relatives in Navarro county. McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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John Madison Carr
Mar. 2, 1885 Jun. 22, 1958

J.M. Carr Rites
Are Held Monday

J. M. Carr, aged 73. retired, 232 Drane avenue, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning following a brief illness.
A native of Tennessee, he came to Navarro county when one year of age.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.
The rites were conducted bv the Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving: are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Claude Carr, Houston, and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Houston Kent, Rollin Harris, O. D. Bailey, Dewey Grimes, Buna Carr. Fred Ellett, Jr.; James A. Wilkinson, Odie Grimes, James Ellett, and Nowlan Eaton.

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Robert Dean Kagler
Dec. 1, 1916 Oct. 5, 1953

R. D. Kagler Dies
Monday Evening
Robert Dean Kagler, 36, former California resident, died late Monday night at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Kagler at Blooming Grove, following an extended illness. He was a native of Blooming Grove.
Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church of Blooming Grove Wednesday at 2 p. m. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev S. T. Sullivan, pastor.
Surviving are his parents, Blooming Grove; a brother, James E Kagler, McFarland, Calif.; a sister Mrs. J. W. Hunt, Pasadena, Texas and other relatives. Pallbearers were Miller Reid James Page, D. L. Magee, Ernest McGraw, Drew Gillen, Jack Gillen McCormick Funeral Services directed.

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Eddie Thomas Truelove
Aug 26, 1875 - Sep 19, 1953

Eddie Truelove Rites Thursday
Funeral rites for Eddie T. Truelove, 78, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3:30 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev E. M. Northcutt, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove. .. native Texan, Truelove resided in the Blooming Grove area prior to moving to Corsicana 20 years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Hendricks, Cedar Hill, Dallas county; three grandchildren and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday. September 17, 1953

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The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, September 16, 1953
Eddie Truelove
Expires Tuesday
Eddie T. Truelove, 78, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.
A native Texan and formerly of Blooming Grove, Truelove had been a resident of Corsicana 20 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Hendricks, Cedar Hill, Dallas county, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services are planned from the Corley chapel Thursday at 3:30 p. m. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. M. Northcutt, pastor of The Church of the Nazarene.

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Edward Steven “Ed” Robinson
Feb 5, 1886 - Dec 4, 1958

Ed Robinson Dies Wednesday
BLOOMING GROVE-Dec. 4 (Spl) Edward Steven Rob-
inson, 72, a native of Oklahoma but who had lived in Lone Cedar for 70 years died Wednesday.
Funeral services will be in The First Christian Church, here, Friday at 11 a.m. Harry W. Elwood, pastor, will conduct the
services. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Lone Cedar; four sons, Loyd, Cleve, Doyle, and Ray; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Millorn, Grace Robinson, and Mrs. Joyce Low; one brother, John Robinson; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Boyd and Mrs. Wylie Sheppard; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Navarro County Pioneer Buried
CORSICANA - SPL - Funeral services for Edward Stephen Robinson, 72, resident of Blooming Grove 70 years, were held at First Christian Church in Blooming Grove Friday. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.  Mr. Robinson died at his home Wednesday.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, three daughters, one brother, two sisters, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Annie Elizabeth (Alderman) Ramsey
Feb 28, 1884 - Mar 23, 1927

Blooming Grove Woman Passes Away
Blooming Grove, Texas, March 26—Mrs. G. E. Ramsey, aged 43 years, died here Wednesday evening and the remains were interred in the Rose Hill cemetery Thursday afternoon.
She is survived by her husband and three children, Walter, G. E., and Jim Roger Ramsey.

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William R. Hicks
Nov 16, 1837 - Jan 21, 1918

In Memorium

The death angel visited the .home of Grandmother Hicks and took from our midst her dear husband, who died Sunday morning at 5 o'clock, January 20, 1918. He was one of our old soldiers.
.
Weep not dear grandmother for we know he is at rest, although we know it is so lonesome for you without him.
He always seemed to be so happy when anyone would go in and. he would always greet, them with a smile It seems like it is more than we can bear to give up a loved one, but all we can do is to pray and try to live right so some day we will meet him where
there will be no more sickness nor dying: and good byes, where there will be all sunshine and gladness.
Grandpa was sick only a short time.
Everything was done for him that a faithful wife and loving friends could do, but all in vain, God saw fit to take him from us.
The remains were laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Weep not dear grandmother as those who have no hope.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love has given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.

He saw a hand you could not see,
Which beckoned him away.
He heard a voice you could not hear,
Which would not let him stay.

ONE WHO LOVED HIM

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William Phelan Orme
July 26, 1930 - July 26, 1930
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The baby of Mr. and Mrs. Orme, who live at Summerset, was brought here Monday for burial. Mrs. Orme was Miss Thema Ivey before her marriage. Services were held at
Rose Hill cemetery and were conducted by Rev. T. G. Storey.

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Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Orm Buried Here

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Orm of Somerset, which was born Saturday and lived only a few hours was buried here Monday morning in
Rose Hill cemetery. Services were conducted at the grave by Rev. T. G.
Story, pastor of the Methodist church at 8:30.

The mother was reported getting along nicely.

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Mary Loretta (Davis) Barham
Dec. 11, 1900 - Jan. 15, 1974

Mrs. Barham

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Blooming Grove Church of Christ for Mrs. Loretta Barham, 73, of Blooming Grove, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at
Rose Hill cemetery. Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral
Home.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Barham of Blooming Grove; five sons, E. 0. Barham, Herman Barham Jr., W. M. (Sonny) Barham, and Kenneth Barham, all of Blooming Grove, and Jerry Barham of Arlington; a daughter, Mrs. Francis Brown of Arlington; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Callie B. (Spivey) Marshall
Mar 9, 1895 - Apr 12, 1951

Mrs. Marshall Dies Thursday
Mrs. Callle Spivey Marshall, well known Corsicana resident, died In the Maxfield Clinic, Dallas, late Thursday afternoon following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church Saturday at 4 p. m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister. Burial will be in
Rose Hill cemetery In Blooming Grove.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. S. E. Burns and Miss Barbara Jo Marshall, both of Dallas; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. J. W. Stokes, Memphis, Texas: Mrs. J. H. Brooks Blooming Grove; Mrs. J. T, Fitzgerald, Port Neches, Mrs. W. S. Knight, Corsicana, and Mrs. Frank Taylor, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
McCammon will direct.

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Mrs. Marshall Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Spivey Marshall, who died in a Dallas clinic Thursday following an extended illness, are to be held from the First Christian church Saturday at 4 p.m.

Burial will be in
Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. S. E. Burns and Miss Barbara Jo Marshall, both of Dallas; two grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. J. W. Stokes, Memphis, Texas; Mrs. J. H. Brooks and Frank Taylor, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. J. T. Fitzgerald, Port Neches, and Mrs. W. S. Knight, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Edens, Jr., Allen Breithaupt, Edgar Womack, Dr. William Shell, W. C. Marney, Carl McGraw, Clarence Pevehouse, C. B. Haley, Doyle Pevehouse and Rufus Pevehouse.

McCammon directs.

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Ellen Edna (McSween) Williams
Sep 26, 1891 - Feb 3, 1951

Mrs. Rod Williams
Dies In Houston
Mrs. Rod Williams, 68, the former Miss Ellen McSwain of Blooming Grove, died In a Houston hospital Saturday morning following a stroke three weeks ago.
Funeral arrangements are unknown here, but burial will be in
Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Surviving are her husband, Rod Williams, Houston, also formerly of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth White and a son Rod Williams, Jr., both of Austin; a sister, Mrs. Margaret McClure, Corsicana, and other relatives, Including a niece. Mrs. Nannie Fields, Frost.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Rhoda Catherine (Richmond) Frederick
Mar. 12, 1865 Jul. 24, 1951

Mrs. Frederick
Rites Wednesday
BLOOMING GROVE, July 24—(Spl)—Mrs. Rhoda Frederick, 86, widow of the late Thomas E. Frederick, died here early Tuesday.
Funeral services are slated at 10 a. m. Wednesday from the Central Baptist church here with burial in
Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor, assisted by Rev. W. C. Towns, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Mrs. Frederick was a charter member of the Central Baptist church and had long been prominent in that congregation.
She was a life-long resident of this community.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Walter Sheffield and Mrs. Lace McGraw, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. T. McCracken, Coleman; Mrs. James Howard, Milford, and Mrs. Frank White, San Antonio; three sons, R. E. and Wayne Frederick, both of Dallas, and Otho Frederick, Waco, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct

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John Park Willeford
Nov 30, 1861 - Jan 13, 1920

Died at Blooming Grove
J. P. Williford for many years a well known lumber man at Blooming Grove, died there last night after having been in bad health for many months. The deceased was a highly esteemed and popular man and his death is regretted by a large circle or friends. The wife and four children survive

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Martha Elbe “Mattie” (Roberts) Pevehouse
Jul. 2, 1874 May 9, 1920

Died in Blooming Grove

Mrs. Mattie Pevehouse, daughter of Postmaster S. A. Roberts, and wife of Will Pevehouse died in Blooming Grove yesterday after a long illness, and the remains were interred there today. The deceased is survived by her husband and two children, her parents and numerous other relatives.

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Alcy (Pierce) Spivey
Jul. 12, 1853 Mar. 8, 1920

VENERABLE LADV PASSED AWAY.
Died in Blooming Grove Last Night After Long illness
Mrs. D. F. Spivey, a highly esteemed and much, loved woman, who had been a resident of Blooming Grove for many years, died there last night after a long illness, and the funeral took place there this afternoon at 2:30, and was largely attended. There were many beautiful flowers, many being sent out from Corsicana by friends living here, and a number of friends from Corsicana were among those who witnessed the last sad rites.
The deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. Will S, Knight, Mrs. R. E. L. Marshall, Mrs. Jesse Brooks, Mrs. Buster Stokes, Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald and Miss Maurita Spivey.
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The following from this city attended the funeral at Blooming Grove to day: Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Harper, Mrs. C. B. Haley, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brooks, Mrs. J. T. Garner, Mrs. Tom McElwee, Mrs. P. E. Allen and Mrs. W. C. Oldham.

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Franklin P. Cole
Aug 21, 1853 - June 9, 1920

Prominent Citizen Dead

Frank Cole, for many years a well known citizen of Blooming Grove, died there yesterday morning, aged 66 years, and the remains were interred at 2:30 this afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. J. O. Hearne of Waxahachie; Mrs. Sam Hemphill, Claude Cole and Miss Willie Cole of the Grove; one brother, James Cole of Barry, and a sister, Mrs. Jodie J Wilson, of Memphis, Hall County.

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George Thomas “Billy” Barr
July 7, 1911 - Dec 19, 1964

Monday Rites
For Billy Barr
G. T. (Billy) Barr, 53, long-Time resident of Cryer Creek, died in Tyler Saturday.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the Barry Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of the Northside Baptist church here.
Surviving are his wife of Tyler, a son, Donald Ray Barr, Asondido, Calif.; three daughters, Miss Lyda Greer, Tyler; Mrs. Shirley Burroughs, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Bobbie Jacobs, Temple City, Calif.; a brother, J. C. Barr, Cryer Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Earl McGraw, Corsicana; Mrs. Roy Massengale, Barry, and Mrs. H. M. Nicholson, Cryer Creek, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Loyd Gillen, Doyle Collins. Robert Bryant, Marshall Massengale, Stokes Armstrong, Fate Brown and Bill Bryant.

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James Randall Barr
Mar 5, 1948 - Jan 14, 1949

Rites For Infant Are Held Sunday
Funeral services for James Randall Barr, nine-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Barr, Rout 1, Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon were held from the Barry Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor of the Church.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Gary, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Barr and Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Brooks, all of Corsicana.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Joanna (Cramer) Bacon
Jan. 01, 1862 Jul. 11, 1934

MRS JOANNA BACON BURIED THURSDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE
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BLOOMING GROVE, July 13— Funeral services for Mrs. Joanna Bacon, aged 72 years, who died Wednesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. C. E. Gipson, pastor of the First Baptist church here.
Mrs. Bacon was a native of Crockett, Houston county, and had resided in Navarro county almost 40 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. Q. Mitchell, Dallas; two sons, J. H. Bacon, Blooming Grove, and R. E. Bacon, Winters; 12 grand-children and five great-grandchildren.

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Virginia Ann (Watson) Cole
May 28, 1854 - Feb 17, 1923

Long Time Resident, Navarro County Dead
Special to the Sun:
Blooming Grove, Feb. 17.,-- Mrs. F. P. Cole, aged 69, years died at 3:30 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. 0, Hearne in Waxahachie, and the funeral will take place Sunday with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery where the deceased had been a resident for many years. She is survived by four children as follows: Mrs. J. O. Hearne, Waxahachie; Mrs. J. S. Hemphill, Olney; Miss Willie Cole and Claude Cole, both of Blooming Grove.
The deceased was born in Hunt County, in 1854, but has made her home in Navarro county in the vicinity of Blooming Grove for the past fifty-one years. She is also survived by her mother, who is almost, 100 years of age, and by two brothers and sisters. She was an ardent Christian and enjoyed a host of friends who will be genuinely grieved to learn of her death.

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Leroy Sutton "Lee" Bacon
Nov 12, 1856 - Dec 07, 1923

Prominent Citizen of Blooming Grove Dies
Leroy Sutton Bacon who has been a resident of Blooming Grove for many years and a prominent member of the Christian church there died at his home at three o'clock Friday morning. The funeral was conducted at the Christian church at four o'clock yesterday afternoon by Rev. C A. Chasteen. The deceased was widely known in the musical circles of the county and many of the singers from different communities attended the funeral services.

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Sibyl Augusta (Dodds) Jaynes
Jun. 29, 1889 - Oct 02, 1923

Died in Waxahachie

Mrs. Vollie Jaynes formerly Miss Sibyl Dodds of Corsicana, died in a sanitarium in Waxahachie this morning following an operation there yesterday. The deceased was reared in Blooming Grove but lived in Corsicana for a number of years, being with the J. M. Dyer Dry Goods Co. for several years, and up to near the date of her marriage just a few months ago. The deceased was thirty years of age and is survived by her husband Vollie Jaynes, a business man of Italy; her father, D. D. Dodds and a brother, Will Dodds of Corsicana, and another brother, Jack Dodds of Dallas.
The deceased was a young woman of the highest type. She had been a most useful member of her family from girlhood, was sensible, industrious and of an exalted Christian character. She was from childhood a member of the Christian Church and was devoted to all that she thought was best for her family and associates and her devoted and useful life will be remember always by those who knew her and loved her because of her many honorable and womanly attributes.
Funeral services will be held in Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

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Mrs. Sybil Jaynes
The saying that "Death loves a shining mark" was exemplified in the going of our sister, Mrs. Sybil Dodds Jaynes. Not only was her life one of service and sacrifice, but it was outstanding as one of purity and practical Christianity.
Miss Sybil, as she was best known, was born June the 29th, 1889. She professed religion early in life and united with the Christian Church.
Until her death October 2, 1923, she remained active in the church as well as an active worker for all that was, good and uplifting in the community.
On Thanksgiving Day in the year 1922, she became the happy bride of Mr. Volley Jaynes and went with him to Italy, Texas, to make their home. When taken sick she was carried to the sanitarium at Waxahachie where she died surrounded by her loved ones and heart broken husband. She was laid to rest in the Blooming Grove cemetery where she and her husband spent their childhood days.
She loved life and hated to go and in her going the entire community felt a loss. A true Christian—she carried brightness wherever she
went; as a saleslady she was always considerate of those with whom she came in contact; in society she was kind and considerate; as a citizen she was in deed “one hundred per cent American,” believing that we served our country best when we observed its laws and honored it’s flag.
The scene at her grave was a living testimony to her manner of life.
Floral offerings expressing love were |profuse while friends and loved ones gathered from many communities to pay a last sad rite. The Women of the Ku Klux Klan showed their appreciation by placing a fiery cross of flowers on her grave. She is gone but her deeds will live long after her.
—ONE WHO LOVED HER

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Mary Adaline (Thompson) Ramsey
Feb 26, 1837 - May 25, 1923

Died Here Last Night

Mrs. Mary Adeline Ramsey, aged 80 years, two months and 29 days, died last night at 909 West Tenth avenue and the remains will be interred at Blooming Grove tomorrow.
The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Henry Wilson at whose home she died, and by five sons, William Ramsey, Spur, Texas; Rufus Ramsey, Brownwood; Eugene Ramsey, Independence, Kansas; Bruce Ramsey, of Forest, Texas, and Lee Ramsey, Blooming Grove.

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Lucy Ella (Pierce) Barton
Jul. 26, 1880 Jan. 20, 1966

Mrs. Barton Of Blooming Grove Dies Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 20 (Spl)—Mrs. Lucy Ella Barton, 85, who was born in this community, died early Thursday in the Evergreen Convalescent Home.
Funeral services are tentatively set for Friday at 3 p.m. pending the arrival of relatives, Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, G. D. Barton, Blooming Grove, and M. R. Barton, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Mrs. Maydaline Luper, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Murphy, Fort Smith, Ark.; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Milton Robert Barton
July 18, 1902 - Sept 17, 1972

M. R. Barton
BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Milton Robert (Jack) Barton Sr., 70, who died Sunday in Oklahoma City. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, and the Rev. Ken James will officiate.
Barton was a retired businessman and a native of Blooming Grove who had lived in Oklahoma for about 12 years.
Survivors include his widow, Vera Barton of Oklahoma City; a Daughter Mrs. Billie Ruth McWilliams of Houston; two sons, David Fred Barton and Milton Robert Barton Jr., both of Oklahoma City; a sister Mrs. Magdalene Looper of Blooming Grove; a brother G. D. Barton of Blooming Grove, seven grand-Children, two great-grand Children, and a nephew.
Pallbearers will be Arthur Garrison, Homer Garrison, Blake Gillen, Sammy Saunders, C.L. Saunders and Bruce McCormick; and honorary pallbearers will be Drew Gillen, Herman Baum, Pete Smithen and Carl Daniels.

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Francis Gary Harrison
Dec 23, 1919 - Feb 29, 1939

POPULAR STUDENT OF DRESDEN HIGH SCHOOL IS BURIED
Francis Harrison, age 17 years, student at the Dresden High school, died Saturday. February 29, and funeral services were held Sunday, March 1, at 3 o'clock from the First Christian church at Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, Corsicana. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Francis was one of the leading athletes of the school and was popular with not only the student, body but in the community.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Harrison, Blooming Grove: three sisters, Mrs. Marvin Basgett, Mrs. Dock Lambert and Mrs. Earl Wood, all of Blooming Grove; one brother, Robert Harrison, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
Honorary pallbearers were the student bodies of the Dresden and Blooming Grove schools.
Active pallbearers were James Bacon, Selwyn Bacon, Jack Griffin, Ralph Hewitt, Erwin Carroll and Stanley Dale Thompson.
A number of out of town relatives and friends attended the funeral.

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FRANCIS HARRISON IS BURIED HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Francis (Bo) Harrison, age 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Harrison, died at his home at dresden Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Christian church here with Rev. Lennox of Corsicana, officiating. G. H. Brown of Corsicana, assisted in the services. Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Francis, a former student of the Blooming Grove high school and football squad, and due to his genial nature and sunny disposition, was very popular with the entire school. The floral offerings were beautiful. It is indeed hard to give up one so young. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Harrison; one brother, Robt. Harrison; three sisters, Mrs. Marvin Baggett, Mrs. Doc Lambert and Mrs. Earl Wood.

Honorary pallbearers were the student bodies of the Dresden and Blooming Grove schools.

Active pallbearers were James Bason, Selwyn Bacon, Jack Griffin, Ralph Hewitt, Erwin Carroll and Stanley dale Thompson.

Arrangements were in charge of the McCormick Funeral Service.

Card of Thanks

We want to take this means to express to our many friends our sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown us during the illness and death of our son and brother, Francis Harrison. May God's richest blessings be upon everyone of you.

Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Harrison and family.

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Frank Burk Taylor Sr.
Aug. 24, 1894 Jan. 15, 1972

F.B. Taylor
BLOOMING GROVE— Services for Frank B. Taylor, 77,
a lifelong resident of Navarro County, was to be at 2 p.m. today in the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel here with ministers Hugh Abraham and Mike Puckett officiating. Burial was to be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Taylor died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
A rancher and retired  masonry contractor, Taylor was born Aug. 24, 1894, in Barry. He was a graduate of Chicago Technical College and a veteran of World War I. He served for 25 years as secretary and treasurer of the Brick Masonry Union.
He married the former Maureta Spivey in 1920 in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include his widow of Blooming Grove, a nephew and two nieces.
Pallbearers were to be J. O. McSpadden, Buddy Ross, George Mitchell, Roger Johnston, Carl Daniels and Edward Melton.
Honorary pallbearers were to be L. R. Low, Herbert Melton, Oscar Ingram, Charles Drew Gillen, Bill Ross, Tom Hooser, Homer Whorton, Ed Yates, Doug Magee, Bruce McCormick, Carl Prichard and Dwayne Magee.

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Robert Alexander Langston
June 13, 1846 - Jan 20, 1925

PROMINENT CITIZEN OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED LAST NIGHT
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FUNERAL SERVICES R. A. LANGSTON HELD TODAY; BURIAL ROSE HILL CEMETERY
Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove. Jan. 20.—R. A. Langston, aged 78 years, a resident of Blooming Grove for forty years, died Monday night and the funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the First Baptist church with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The Rev. Mr. Carraway, pastor of the church, conducted the services.
Deceased is survived by his wife and four children, one son and three daughters as follows: Roy Langston Blooming Grove; Mrs. Jim Vandiver of Breckenridge; Mrs. Houston Tekell of' Mertens; Mrs. G. C. Ramsey of Taylor, and one brother, J. O. Langston of Blooming Grove.
He was born in Walker county, Alabama, June 13, 1846, coming to Texas in 1885, settling at Blooming Grove.
He has been a member of the Baptist church for nearly half a century. He was well and favorably known in Blooming Grove and his hosts of friends were genuinely grieved to learn of his death. His loss will be deeply felt and the family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

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Cheba La Juan Yarber
Oct. 1924 - May 14, 1925

Blooming Grove News
(Blooming Grove Times)

Death of Little Child
The little seven months old girl of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Yarber passed away at their home in Corsicana after being ill a few days and the remains were interred in Rose Hill cemetery here in Blooming Grove. The parents have the sympathy of their many friends.

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Carey L. Cobb
Dec 24, 1845 - June 1, 1918

Died at Blooming Grove
C. L. Cobb, aged seventy-three years, and for near forty years a resident of Blooming Grove, died there Saturday night, and the remains were interred yesterday afternoon. The widow and several grown children survive. The deceased was highly esteemed as a citizen and neighbor and the funeral was largely attended.

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Janie (Pevehouse) Chapman-DeMoss
Oct 3, 1887 - Mar 8, 1954

Mrs. Janie DeMoss
Services Tuesday
BLOOMING GROVE, March 9.—
(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Pevehouse DeMoss, who died Monday night at her home in Corsicana, were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church. A native of Navarro county, Mrs. DeMoss was born in the Crossroads community near Blooming Grove.
She had lived in Corsicana, 1120 W. 11th. for the last ten years.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana. He was assisted by the Rev.
Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church in Corsicana.
Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse and J. T. DeMoss, both of Corsicana; Robert High, Drew Gillen, Bruce McCormick and Jack Gillcn all of Blooming Grove.
Mrs. DeMoss is survived by her husband. G. L. DeMoss; two brothers. Tom Pevehouse and Abner Pevehouse,  both of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Nila Powers, Corsicana; and Mrs. Prudence Scott, Blooming Grove.

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George Dewey “Jack” Gillen
June 06, 1898 - Dec 15, 1954

Jack Gillen Dies Wednesday Night
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 16—(Spl)-G. D. (Jack) Gillen, 56,
prominent merchant, farmer and church leader, died at his home here Wednesday night shortly after returning home from prayer meeting. He was a long-time deacon and leader of the First Baptist church here.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a. m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev D. L. White, pastor.
A member of the Masonic Lodge, Gillen was president of the Blooming Grove independent school district for years and was active in social, civic and other circles of this community.
He was born in Mississippi, but had resided here since two years of age.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Gillen, and a daughter, Judith Gillen, both of Blooming Grove; three brothers, C. L. and W. C. Gillen, both of Lampasas, and Drew Gillen, Blooming Grove; four sisters, Mrs. Lela Jordan and Mrs. Jack Hammonds, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Jess Hunter, New London, and Mrs. A. C. Potts, Price, Texas, and other relatives.

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Jesse Herlin Brooks
Apr. 11, 1877 - Oct. 30, 1954

Blooming Grove
Resident Expires
J. H. Brooks, 77, retired Blooming Grove, farmer, died In Memorial hospital Saturday morning following a several years illness.
A native of Alabama, he came to Texas at the age of three years and had made his home in Blooming Grove 54 years.
Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church in Blooming Grove, of which he had been an active member 52 years, Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bohl, minister of the church.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove, the former Cora Spivey; two nieces and two nephews.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Margaret Adaline “Maggie” (Burris) Richards
Aug. 16, 1867 - Aug. 30, 1947

Rites Held Monday
At Blooming Grove
BLOOMING GROVE, Texas, Sept.1—(Spl)—Mrs. Maggie Richards, long-time resident of Blooming Grove, died in Corpus Christi Saturday night.
Funeral services were held From the Methodist church here Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with internment in Rose Hill cemetery.
McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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Jessie Homer Whorton
Feb 14, 1871 - Aug 30, 1947

SUNDAY RITES HELD FOR J. H. WHORTON AT BLOOMING GROVE BLOOMING GROVE,
Sept. 1—(Spl)—Funeral services for J. H. Whorton, 76 were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggard B. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Grosebeck, formerly pastor here, assisted by Rev. A. L. Peterson, local Methodist pastor, and Rev. C. T. Brockette, retired Methodist Minister. He died Saturday following a several weeks illness.
Whorton, native of Georgia, had resided here since boyhood. He was an extensive landowner and formerly was in the mercantile and banking business as well as cotton buying.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy A. Whorton, Blooming Grove; a son, Homer Whorton, Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Perry Leverette, Plainview; two grandsons, H. S. Whorton, Jr., Blooming Grove; and Perry Leverette, Jr., Plainview; a brother, E. H. Whorton, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Joe George, Jay Sewell, R. S. High, E. J. Glenn, S. W. Grant, and J. J. Johnson. McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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Wesley Dee Neal
Apr 15, 1899 - Mar 23, 1947

WESLEY NEAL RITES CONDUCTED TUESDAY IN BLOOMING GROVE
Wesley D. Neal, aged 48 years,
Corsicana, Route 3, died in Sanitorium, Texas, Sunday.
Rites were held from the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Internment was in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hall, pastor of the church.
A native of Mississippi, Neal resided in Frost and Blooming Grove communities for a number of years before moving to Corsicana vicinity.
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, Route 3; three daughters, Mrs. Beauford Hollifield, Blooming Grove, Mrs. Earl Phillips and Miss Frances Neal both of Corsicana; three sons Wesley Jr., Franklin D. and Joe Dean Neal, all of Corsicana, Route 3; two brothers, Jim Neal, Mississippi, and Will Neal, Blooming Grove.
McCormicks Funeral Service directed.

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John W. Glass
Jan 13, 1883 - Mar 7, 1947

JOHN W. GLASS IS BURIED FRIDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE BLOOMING GROVE
March 10. — (Spl.)— John W. Glass, aged 64 years, died in a Corsicana Hospital Friday morning. Funeral services were held from the McCormick chapel here Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hall pastor of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward J. Shaw, Dallas, and a son, Capt. Marvin M. Glass, U. S. army overseas.

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Charles P. Grinstead
June 3, 1860 - June 11, 1947

Charles P. Grinstead Rites Held Thursday
Funeral services for Charles P. Grinstead, aged 87 years, 5009 Parkland avenue, Dallas, who died Wednesday, were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in Dallas with interment in Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Surviving are three daughters, four sons, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One son, C. B. Grinstead, resides at  Purdon.

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Albert Milton Kagler, Sr.
Aug. 13, 1888 Aug. 13, 1947

ALBERT KAGLER RITES SLATED WEDNESDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE BLOOMING GROVE
March 31. —(Spl.)— Albert Kagler, aged 59 years, died in Flagstaff. Ariz., Friday.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday afternoon with interment in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. L. Hall, pastor of the church.
Kagler was en route from his home in Bakersfield, Calif. to visit relatives here when stricken.
A native Texan, he formerly resided in this community.
Surviving are three daughters, two sons, six brothers and three sisters.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Mary Alice (Franks) Fullbright-Garrett
Dec 3, 1873 - Mar 19, 1947

MRS. MARY GARRETT FUNERAL SERVICES AT BLOOMING GROVE
Mrs. Mary Alice Garrett, aged 73 years, widow of the late J. W. Garrett, a former Navarro county resident, died in Denton Wednesday.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Methodist church at Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted By Rev. Albert Peterson, pastor of the church.
Mrs. Garrett was a native of Tennessee.
Surviving are three sons, W. J. Fullbright, Denton; Charles Garrett, Tyler and Willie Garrett, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Cagle, Denton; a brother, George Franks, Roanoke; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Franks, Dallas, and Mrs. S. M. Powers, Richmond, Calif.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Will Carpenter, Corsicana and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Earl Lester Brown, Sr.
Sep. 2, 1895 Apr. 9, 1947

Died At Blooming Grove.
BLOOMING GROVE, April 12.—(Spl.)—Earl Lester Brown, aged 51 years, died here Wednesday night.
He was a member of the school board and a prominent land owner.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, a daughter, three sisters and his mother.
Funeral services were held here Thursday afternoon.

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Mary Ann (Stokes) Brown
Apr. 9, 1867 Apr. 26, 1922

Mrs. Wallace Brown
Died Early Today
Mrs. Wallace Brown, age 55, died at her home in Blooming Grove at 10:20 this morning. Mrs. Brown has been a resident, of Blooming Grove for a number of years and was well known in that community. She is survived by her husband and four children, George W. Brown, Mrs. J. R. Pevehouse of Corsicana; Mrs. Adclcna Hodge of Houston and Miss Ruth Brown of Blooming Grove.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed but she will probably he buried at Blooming Grove Thursday.

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Lilla Lavernia (Hart) Dinkins-Buckalew
Sep. 25, 1864 Jul. 4, 1922

Died Near Blooming Grove
Mrs. Lilla Buckalew, wife of R. J. Buckalew, a former resident of Blooming Grove. but whose home had been in Dallas for several years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Ponder, near Frost last night, And the burial was at Blooming Grove this afternoon at 5 o'clock. The deceased was fifty years old, and is survived by her husband and several children.

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Leroy Jasper “Roy” Langston
Sep 22, 1883 - Dec 6, 1957

Blooming Grove Native Expires

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 6-(Spl.)—R. A. Langston, retired Farmer-ginner, native of Blooming Grove, died in Fort Worth early Friday morning.
Funeral arrangements were pending Friday afternoon awaiting the arrival of relatives. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are a son, R. A. Langston, Jr., USAF; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Freeman. Fort Worth; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Vandiver, Abilene; Mrs. Houston Tekcll, Corsicana, and Mrs. Dick Ramsey, Terrell, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Charlie Joe Dillingham
Jan 12, 1912 - Dec 4, 1957

C. J. Dillingham
Services Friday
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 6- (Spl—Charlie Joe Dillingham. 45 native of Blooming Grove, died in a Fort Worth hospital early Thursday morning of injuries suffered Wednesday night in an accident at the Bell Aircraft Corporation plant where he was employed.
Funeral services arc to be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Christian church in Blooming Grove with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Harry W. Elwood pastor.
Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth, the former Miss Ruth Renfrow of Corsicana; a sister Mrs. Jeanette Giles, Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Joe Armstrong, Stokes Armstrong, R. W. George, Jr. Dcrward George John Dorsey George, James C. Sewcll, Doug Magee and Edward Melton.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Carl Edward “Buster” Warren Sr.
Aug. 12, 1907 Jan. 28, 1966

Buster Warren Dies Friday Of Heart Attack

Carl E. (Buster) Warren, 58, Blooming Grove barber, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Friday night following a heart attack.
Judge W. H. Tipton conducted an inquest at 8:35 p.m. and ruled that Warren died of natural causes, apparently of a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church in Blooming Grove with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. Rev. Hugh Abraham, pastor of the church, and Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove, will conduct the rites.
Warren was born in the Blooming Grove area August 12, 1907.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove, mother, Mrs. Ben Carroll, Corsicana; three sons, Carl Warren, Jr., and Bobby Warren, both of Blooming Grove, and J. D. Warren, Dallas; a brother, Tom Warren, Longview; a half-brother, Billy Carroll, Armed Forces, Stationed in Florida; a sister, Mrs. Jim Hollingsworth and a half sister, Mrs. Jim Fuller, both of Blooming Grove; four grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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William James Lucas
Sep 2, 1869 - Oct 13, 1943

WILLIAM J. LUCAS FUNERAL RITES BE HELD ON FRIDAY
Funeral services for William J. Lucas, age 74 years, who died at his home here Wednesday, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Corley chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove, and the rites will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Meador.
Prior to moving to Corsicana 15 years ago, the family resided at Blooming Grove.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. W. K. Oden and Mrs. J. M. Crocker, all of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother, Jack Lucas, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Ola Mills, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. T. Oren, F. M. Crocker, Joel Hipps, Lynn Hickey, D. K. Robinson and A. C. Gordon.

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Joseph Martin Biggar
Sep 07, 1901 - Apr 08, 1961

Joseph Biggar
Rites Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, April 10 (Spl.) — Joseph M. Biggar, 59 material foreman of the Worth Construction Company, died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church here Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Carl Gilkerson, pastor, and Rev. Denzil Wright, Hubbard former pastor here.
A native of Bowie, he had resided here about 20 years.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove, two sons Joseph W. Biggar, Lancaster, and Walter Biggar, Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. W. F. Biggar, Fort Worth; two brothers Bill and J. W. Biggar, both of Gainesville, and a sister, Mrs. T. L. Dobson. Farmington, N.M., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were T. R. Ryan, Fort Worth; Marvin Shows, Emhouse; Reagan Grounds, Joe McGraw, C. E. Warren and E. L. Hiler, all of Blooming Grove.
Honorary pallbearers were officials and employees of the Worth Construction Company and Austin Road Company.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Nellie Bingham
Mar. 12, 1889 Jan. 13, 1936

Card of Thanks
We wish to, express our appreciation for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the recent illness and death of our aunt and sister, also for the beautiful floral offering.—Miss Faye Quinley, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bingham and Family, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bingham and Family, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Massengale and Family.

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FORMER BLOOMING RESIDENT BURIED TUESDAY

Miss Nellie Bingham, age 46 years, died at 10 a.m. Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. M. Massingale, 1222 S. 34th St. Corsicana.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church here at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Storey of Weatherford, a former pastor, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. J. W. Whitefield of Blooming Grove; Rev. Flynn of Malone; Rev. Adams, 11th Ave. Methodist church of Corsicana, and Rev. Shivers of the Christian church of Corsicana. Vernon Dunbar of Malone sang: " Somebody Did a Golden Deed," which was a fitting tribute to the life of the deceased.

Pallbearers were: Earl Griffin, Porter Johnson, Mike Cumpston, Zeme Simpson, Miller Reid, and J. R. Griffin.

Miss Nell as she was affectionately called by her friends was born and reared in the Barry community. Prior to her illness she had been living in Blooming Grove for several years; as an employee of the Mid-West States Utility Company. She had been in ill health for several months and though her passing comes as a sorrow to relatives, it is a happy release from the sorrow and suffering in this world to a "Home of Rest and Joy Eternal." She was a faithful member of the Methodist church, and her daily life was a shining example of the highest type of christian womanhood, being ever ready to serve her Master, by serving others.

The large crowd attending the last sad rites and the floral offering bore testimony of the love and esteem, by which she was held in this community. She was laid to rest in the Rose Hill cemetery.

She is survived by Mrs. W. M. Massingale and Willie Bingham of Corsicana; Wyatt Bingham, Dallas; Miss Fay Quinley a niece of Malone, and other relatives.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 17, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lawrence Witzell "Jack" Jones
Nov 30, 1869 - Jun 19, 1936

L. W. JONES OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED EARLY FRIDAY
L. W. (Jack) Jones, about 67 long-time resident of the western section of Navarro county, died at his home in Blooming Grove Friday morning at 4 o'clock and the funeral was held in Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Mr. Jones had been a painter and paperhanger at Blooming Grove for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Etta Freeman, Dallas, and Mrs. Clyde Tullos, Emmett, and one grandson.

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June 20, 1936
JONES - Corsicana, Texas, June 20. - L. W. (Jack) Jones, 67, long-time resident of the western section of Navarro County, died at his home at Blooming Grove Friday. Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove Saturday. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Etta Freeman of Dallas and Mrs. Clyde Tullos of Emmett, and one grandson.

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JACK JONES BURIED HERE SATURDAY AFTERNOON

L. W. (Jack) Jones, age 66, died Friday morning at 4 o'clock, and funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Methodist church conducted by Rev. J. W. Whitefield, pastor, assisted by Rev. J. M.
Gardner, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Interment followed in the
Rose Hill Cemetery.

The pallbearers were: C. L. Tillman, R. S. High, H. P. Ivey, Ottie Bryant, Gordon Hope, and Jno. M. Thompson.

Jack Jones was a pioneer citizen of Blooming Grove. He was a painter and paper hanger by vocation. He was a long-time member of the Methodist church, a quiet and unassuming citizen. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Freeman, Duncanville; Mrs. Clyde Tullos, Frost and one grandson, and a sister in Los Angeles, Cal.

The McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, June 26, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Eula (Calhoun) Brumbelow-Boone
May 2, 1876 Apr. 24, 1962

Mrs. Eula Boone Rites Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE. April 25 (Spl.) — Mrs. Eula Boone, native of Blooming Grove and former long-time resident here, died Tuesday in Cleburne where she had resided the past 10 years. She was 85. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church here with Rev. J. C. Lot, Cleburne Baptist minister, and Rev. George Bearden, pastor, First Baptist church, Blooming Grove, officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Boone, born May 2, 1876, in Blooming Grove, moved to Cleburne 10 years ago from Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Boone had outlived most of her relatives and the only close surviving person is a step-brother, J. J. Hargrove, of Blooming Grove. There are a number of step-nephews, nieces and cousins and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Boyd Bryant, C. P. Lynch, Harold Dozier, Bufford Farrish, J. I. Hale and Loyd Frederick, all board of deacons from the First Baptist Church here.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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James Henry “Jim” Born
Nov 14, 1888 - Nov 22, 1964

J. Henry Born
Rites Tuesday
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 23 —(Spl.)—J. Henry Born, 76, retired farmer, veteran of World War I, died in the VA Hospital in Temple Sunday.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Tuesday at 11 a. m. with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor.
Native of Ellis county, he had resided in this community most of his life.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Born, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Annie Duncan: Waxahachie; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers will be nephews.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Frances Paralee “Fannie” (Griffin) Bowen
Apr 16, 1882 - Nov 19, 1962

Tuesday Rites
For Mrs. Bowen
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 20 (Spl.) — Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Bowen, 80, who died in the Fireside Home in Hillsboro Monday morning, will be held from the First Methodist church here Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil G. Wright, pastor of the Central Methodist church in Corsicana, formerly of Blooming Grove, assisted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor.
A native of Alabama, she had resided here for 50 years prior to going to Hillsboro three months ago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs., Carl Darnell, Coppell, and Mrs. Howard Ward, Port Arthur; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Oscar Ingram, A. D. Garrison, W. E. Carroll, Melvyn Lynch, Mack Crawford and R. Bruce McCormick.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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James Wesley Bowen
July 07, 1878 - Apr 06, 1924

Died in Blooming Grove.
James W. Bowen, aged 46. and for many years a resident of. Blooming Grove. died Sunday night after many months of ill health, and the funeral took place there yesterday afternoon.
The deceased is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Carl Darnell o£ Greenville and Miss Ollie Bowen; who is still at home.
Deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs. J. B. Banks, formerly of Corsicana, but now of Dallas, and she and her children, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Smith and Miss Vera Banks, were here yesterday en route to Blooming Grove to attend the funeral.

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Henry Byrum Boyd
Jan. 24, 1879 Oct. 22, 1961

H. Byrum Boyd
Rites Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct.23 (Spl)—H. Byrum Boyd, 82 life-long resident of the Lone Cedar and Blooming Grove area, died at Midland Sunday morning following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. George F. Bearden, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. R. Rhodes, Baptist minister.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Boyd, Blooming Grove; five sons, Elvis Boyd, San Angelo; R. C. Boyd, Las Cruces, N. M.; Herman Boyd, Damon; Dean and Rev. Alva Boyd, both of  Midland; a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Fields, Midland; two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Rawson, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. E. Z. McKinney, Rockport; 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Rupert Dozier, Harold Dozier, Lloyd Simpson, Drew Gillen and Sammie Saunders.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Erwin “Sam” Carroll Sr.
Dec 17, 1916 - Nov 16, 1969

County Leader Is Dead
BLOOMING GROVE (Sp)—William Erwin (Sam) Carroll Sr., former mayor of Blooming Grove and Civic leader of the community, died suddenly at his home Sunday, at the age of 52.
Carroll was born Dec. 27, 1916 at Barry. He was employed in the engineering department of the Texas Highway Department. He served as chairman of the building program of the Central Baptist Church here, was superintendent of the Sunday School and a Deacon. He also was chairman of the housing project for Blooming Grove.
He was serving as a director of the First State Bank at the time of his death.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church with interment in Rose Hill cemetery.
Officiating will be the Rev. Mel Hardin of Central Baptist and the Rev. James Peppers of the Wesley Methodist Church in Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lorraine George Carroll of Blooming Grove; a son, William Erwin (Bill) Carroll Jr. of Austin; two daughters, Carolyn Carroll of Houston and Mary Frances Carroll of Blooming Grove; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim W. Carroll of Italy; three brothers, Dr. James D. Carroll, Dr. Roy Dean Carroll and Rufus Carroll, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Harold Holdeman of Mineral Wells.
Pallbearers will be Drew Gillen, Billy Gillen, Ralph Page, G. W. Patterson, C. C. Lusk, W. F. Smithen, Earnest McGraw, Floyd Armstrong.
Honorary pallbearers will be John George, George Magee, Ben Shell and W. D. Ellis.

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County Leader Is Dead

BLOOMING GROVE (Sp)—William Erwin (Sam) Carroll Sr., former mayor of Blooming Grove and Civic leader of the community, died suddenly at his home Sunday, at the age of 52.

Carroll was born Dec. 27, 1916 at Barry. He was employed in the engineering department of the Texas Highway Department. He served as chairman of the building program of the Central Baptist Church here, was superintendent of the Sunday School and a Deacon. He also was chairman of the housing project for Blooming Grove.

He was serving as a director of the First State Bank at the time of his death.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Officiating will be the Rev. Mel Hardin of Central Baptist and the Rev. James Peppers of the Wesley Methodist Church in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lorraine George Carroll of Blooming Grove; a son, William Erwin (Bill) Carroll Jr. of Austin; two daughters, Carolyn Carroll of Houston and Mary Frances Carroll of Blooming Grove; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim W. Carroll of Italy; three brothers, Dr. James D. Carroll, Dr. Roy Dean Carroll and Rufus Carroll, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Harold Holdeman of Mineral Wells.

Pallbearers will be Drew Gillen, Billy Gillen, Ralph Page, G. W. Patterson, C. C. Lusk, W. F. Smithen, Earnest McGraw, Floyd Armstrong.

Honorary pallbearers will be John George, George Magee, Ben Shell and W. D. Ellis.

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William Isaac Boyd
Dec. 30, 1888 May 10, 1964

William I. Boyd
Rites Monday
BLOOMING GROVE, May 11 (Spl.)—William I. Boyd, 75, retired farmer, died suddenly at his home here Sunday morning.
He was a life-long resident of this area.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Blooming Grove Methodist church with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Hubert Taylor, pastor, assisted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist church. Masons had charge of graveside rites and provided pall bears.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; five sons, Wylie, Victor and Elmer L. Boyd all of Dallas; Charlie N. Boyd Irving, and William E. Boyd Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Leta Morse, Irving; Mrs. Sadie Jones, Dallas, and Mrs. Julia Mae Bibby, El Paso a sister, Mrs. Emma Ingram Blooming Grove; 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren McCormick directed.

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David Earl Magee
July 27, 1891 - May 10, 1964

D. Earl Magee
Rites Tuesday
BLOOMING GROVE, May 11 Spl.)—D. Earl Magee, 72, rancher and cattleman, native of Blooming Grove, died Sunday night at his home in Hubbard.
He had resided at Hubbard two years.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. from the Blooming Grove Methodist church with burial in the Resthhaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, Methodist minister of Alvarado, and Rev. Hubert Taylor, pastor of the church here.
Surviving are his wife of Hubbard; a son, Douglas L. Magee, Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Reba McSpadden, Blooming Grove; a brother, George Magee, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Jewell Saunders, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Lucille Glenn, Edinburg; and Mrs. Mary Pool, Ennis; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Nephews will be pallbearers. McCormick directs.

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Claude Tuttle Brockette, Rev.
Jan 18, 1876 - Oct 25, 1956

Blooming Grove
Rites Friday For Rev.C.T. Brockette
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 25—(Spl)—Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. for the Rev. Claude T. Brockette, 80, retired Methodist minister, who died at this home in Hillsboro Thursday.
The services will be held from the First Methodist Church at Blooming Grove with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. The Rev. Roy Davis,
Pastor of the church, and the Rev. Bruce Weaver, pastor of the Hillsboro Methodist Church, will conduct the rites.
A native of Tennessee, the Rev. Mr. Brockett came to Texas at the age of 18. He was ordained a minister in 1908 and retired in 1942.
He had held pastorates at many churches in the central Texas conference the last being at Blooming Grove where he resided until 1954.
Survivors include his wife, Hillsboro; two sons, C. T. Brockette, Jr., Fort Worth; Marlin L. Brockette, superintendent of schools at Hillsboro; three daughters, Mrs. D. W. Barnett, teacher in Bowie school, Corsicana; Mrs. William Cruise, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. James Cowan, Killeen; a brother, C. J. Brockette, Grandview; two sister, Mrs. Will Draper, Cookville, Tenn.; Mrs. C. O. Jones, Cleveland, Tenn.; and 17 grandchildren.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service will be in charge of arrangements.

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Tracy Alan McGraw
Jun 12, 1957 - Sep 19, 1957

Friday Services
For McGraw Baby
BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 19—(Spl.)— Funeral service for Tracy Allen McGraw, three-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McGraw. will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The baby was found dead in its crib Thursday morning.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Bradley Lane, 19 months old; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Frederick, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGraw, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Ida Frederick, all of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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John Albert King, Sr.
Feb. 28, 1887 - Apr. 12, 1957

John A. King Dies Friday Afternoon
John A. King, 70, barber for a half-century in Blooming Grove and Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon following a short illness.
Funeral services were to be held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Saturday at 3 p. m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. R. Adcox, pastor of the First Baptist church.
King resided in Blooming Grove but had been connected with barbershops in Corsicana for many years.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; three sons, J. A. King, Jr., Dallas; Bassett King, Dayton and Billy King, Concord, N. C.; two daughters, Mrs. Eston Batton, Kerens, and Mrs. R. L. Williams, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Pace, Waco, and Mrs. Emma Hudson, McKinney; eight grandchildren, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Kay Vance Robinson
May 24, 1917 - May 7, 1957

Kay Robinson Expires Tuesday, Rites Thursday
Kay Robinson, 39, city policeman, 430 North Thirty – Fifth street, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday evening following recent surgery.
Funeral services will be held here from the Missionary Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the church; Earl L. Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, and Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.
A native of the Lone Cedar community, Robinson was reared in Blooming Grove. He has been a member of the Corsicana police department seven years.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Debra Kay Robinson, both of of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Vance Robinson, Blooming Grove; two brothers, George Robinson, Corsicana, and Dee Robinson, Hillsboro; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Robinson, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Victor Boyd, Mrs. Fred Springer and Mrs. Leroy Trice, all of Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Wm. B Mayfield, Douglas Whiteside, Pete McCain, Darrell Hinkle, W. W. Wiswell, Lonnie Hair and Neal Haynie. Corley will direct.

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James . Albert “Jim” Burke
Aug. 21, 1889 - Nov. 29, 1957

Rites Saturday For Jim Burke
Funeral services for Jim Burke, 68, retired Blooming Grove farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday, were held from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Saturday at 2 p. m. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Richey, pastor, and Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; four daughters, Mrs. Gene McCann, McAdoo; Mrs. James Rominger, Lawton, Okla.; Mrs. W. R. Petty, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. B. A. Powell, Jr., Kaiserlautern, Germany; three grandchildren, five brothers, four sisters and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Dorsey McGraw, Lofton Hargrove, Drew Gillen, Ernest Martin, Cleo North and Boyd Bryant.
Corley directed.

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Hiram Martin “Mart” Warren
May 15, 1870 May 1, 1957

Retired Ginner
Dies At Cayuga
H. M. Warren, 86, retired ginner, former Blooming Grove resident, died Friday afternoon at his home in Cayuga.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p. m. from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. E. McGaw, Texas City Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. C, R. Adcox, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove, and Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the First Methodist church, Blooming Grove.
Masons will have charge of the graveside rites.
Warren resided in Blooming Grove 65 years prior to moving to Cayuga seven years ago. He had been a member of the Frost Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.
Surviving are his wife of Cayuga; a son, L. I. Warren, Cayuga; two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Sellers, Cayuga, and Mrs. Buford Armstrong, Blooming Grove; a brother, John Warren, Collins, Miss.; five grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Carroll Lee Saunders, Newt Flovin, Loyd Simpson, Herschel Minatra, Drew Gillen and Joe Comer.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Ella P. (Harrison) Sykes
Jan 20, 1885 - May 21, 1957

Mrs. Ella Sykes
Rites Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE, May 23—(Spl)—Graveside services for Mrs. Ella Sykes, former resident, will be held at Rose Hill cemetery here Thursday at 4 p. m. The rites will be conducted by Del C. Gage, minister of the local Church of Christ church.
Mrs. Sykes died in Aransas Pass Tuesday. She was the widow of the late Enoch T. Sykes, long-time resident of this community. Mrs. Sykes had resided at Aransas Pass for the past nine years.
Surviving are a son, Ben Sykes; a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Garrett, Aransas Pass, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Cora Rachel (Carrington) Meador
Dec. 27, 1885 Feb. 21, 1957

Mrs. E. L. Meador
Dies Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 22—(Spl)— -Mrs. Cora Carrington Meador, 71, music teacher, wife of Edgar Lee Meador. died of a heart attack while working in her yard about noon Thursday. She was seen to fall by a neighbor.
Funeral services were held from the Central Baptist church here, of which she was a long-time member and pianist, Friday at 2:30 p. m. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor.
A native of Franklin, Texas, Mrs. Meador was reared in the Barry community and had resided in this community for 54 years.
Surviving are her husband of Blooming Grove; four sons, Earl Meador, Arlington; Robert Meador Liberty; Alva Meador, Fort Worth, and Bruce Meador, Waco; two brothers. Cleveland Carrington, Corsicana, and Leon Carrington, New Orleans; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Drew Gillen, Miller Reid, Connie Saunders, Sam Carroll. R. Bruce McCormick, and W. E. Smithcn.
McCormick Funeral Service Directed.

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Jessie Carl McGraw
Sep. 7, 1913 - Aug. 27, 1957

Blooming Grove
Civic Leader
Dies At Houston
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 28—(Spl.)—J. Carl McGraw, Blooming Grove farmer, stockman and civic leader, died in Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tuesday night after heart surgery. He was 43.
Final rites will be held Thursday at 3 p. m. from the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.
Rev. Charlie Hall, pastor of the Carthage, Texas, Baptist church, will conduct. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
A native of Blooming Grove, McGraw was a veteran of World War II and was active in the Baptist church. He operated a gasoline distributorship in the Blooming Grove area.
McGraw is survived by his wife and a son, Carl David, of Blooming Grove; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lace J. McGraw, also of Blooming Grove; six brothers, Fred and Joe McGraw, both of Blooming Grove; Otis McGraw, of Barry; Earl and Ervin McGraw, both of Corsicana; and Clay McGraw of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Littlejohn, Milford; Mrs. Pauline North, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Eula Dale Phillips, Corsicana; and Mrs. Bertha Sue Moore, New Mexico, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Sheppard, Miller Reid, Harold Dozier, and Sammie Saunders, all of Blooming Grove; Baze Watkins, Dallas, and Earl Beeman, Tyler.
McCormick Funeral service will direct.

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Rebecca Lynn Garrison
Nov 29, 1956 - Feb 16, 1957

Garrison Child Services Monday
Rebecca Lynn Garrison, 21 months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Garrison of Odessa, died in the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston Saturday night.
Funeral services were held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor.
Surviving are the parents and a sister, Belinda Gail Garrison, all of Odessa, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Garrison and Mr. and Mrs. George Hiler, all of Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers were Don McGraw, Danny McSpadden, Bill Hollingsworth and Tillman Farrell.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Armistead "Capt" Butler, Capt.
May 30, 1878 - Nov. 23, 1957

W. A. Butler Dies
Saturday Morning
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 23—(Spl.)_ W. A. Butler, 79, retired farmer, formerly of this community, died Saturday morning in Austin at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Howard Onstott.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon Saturday, but the services will be held Sunday or Monday from the First Christian church with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
A native of Mississippi, he came to Texas and Blooming Grove in 1919 and moved to Austin eight years ago.
Surviving are two sons, Carroll Butler, Decatur. III., and Hardy, Bonham; five daughters, Mrs. R. W. Perry, Blooming Grove; Miss Bertie Butler, Mrs. Onstott and Miss Ann Butler, all of Austin; Mrs. Sidney Hambrick, Odessa; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Simpson, Jackson, Miss.; seven grandchildren, nine great - grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Butler Rites At Blooming Grove

BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 25—(Spl)—Funeral services for W. A. Butler, 79, retired farmer, who died in Austin Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Howard Onstot, were held from the McCormick Funeral Service Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Harry W. Elwood, pastor of the First Christian church.

Butler was a native of Mississippi, but came to Blooming Grove in 1919 and moved to Austin eight years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Carroll Butler, Decatur, Ill., and Hardy Butler, Bonham; five daughters, Mrs. R. W. Perry, Blooming Grove; Miss Bertie Butler, Mrs. Onstot and Miss Ann Butler, all of Austin, and Mrs. Sidney Hambrick, Odessa; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Simpson, Jackson, Miss.; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. W. Perry, Otho Perry, R. M. Miller, Otis Perry, Drew Gillen and Byron Perry.

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