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Mary Caroline “Molly” (Outlaw) Dozier
May 12, 1874 - Jan. 07, 1965

Hold Services For Mrs. Dozier

Funeral services for Mrs. MolLy Dozier, 90, who died in the Navarro clinic Thursday night, were held Saturday at 2 p. m, from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the Central Methodist church of Corsicana, and Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Lone Oak cemetery.

A native of Cryer Creek, Mrs. Dozier resided north of Blooming Grove for many years.

Surviving are five sons, O. F., O. B., R. D., Ivan and Harold Dozier, all of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Hinkle, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Hildred Bezenge, Dallas; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grand-children, three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Catherine (Lasley) Patterson
Aug 25, 1858 -  July 27, 1933

AGED RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED THURSDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, July 27. — (Spl.)— Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Patterson, age 75 years, who died at the home of her son, Gus Patterson, Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Central Baptist church. The services were conducted by Rev. F. B. Williams. Burial was in the Lone Oak cemetery.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. D. H. Pyle, Kaufman; Mrs. J. W. Green, San Angelo; Mrs. Ruby  Boyd, Ft. Worth; Mrs. C. P. King, Ft. Worth; Mrs. George Green, Blooming Grove; Mrs. George Smith, Blooming Grove; Gus Patterson, Blooming Grove: three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Pevehouse, Frost;  Mrs. Mary Jane Melton, Terrell;  Mrs. Fannie Franklin, Lawton, Okla,; three brothers, W. B. Lasley, Pursley; J. P. Lasley, Benton, and Jack Lasley, Granfield, Okla.

Her grandsons were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

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Robert Stell Barton
Aug 12, 1912 -  Dec 31, 1933

Automobile Crash Victim Was Buried In Blooming Grove

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 2,--- (Spl) – Funeral services for Stell Barton, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Barton, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident at Fort Worth Sunday night, were held Tuesday, afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Lone Oak cemetery, near here.

Surviving are his parents, a brother and two sisters.

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Nancie Ellen (Gantt) Wood-Turman
Oct 1861 - Feb 17, 1928

Blooming Grove Woman Is Dead

BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 25.— Mrs. Nancy Ella Turner, aged 66 years, died at her home in the Log Cabin community last Friday and the remains wore interred in the Lone Oak cemetery Saturday. A number of relatives in Blooming Grove survive.

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Aaron Samuel “Sam” Barton
Dec 22, 1876 - Oct 26, 1943

SAM BARTON DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL MONDAY MORNING

 Sam Barton native of Blooming Grove, well known rancher and farmer, aged 67, died in the Navarro Clinic early Monday following a several days illness with a heart attack.   Mr. Barton spent part of his time here and part on his ranch.

Funeral services are scheduled at Blooming Grove Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kate Barton, Corsicana; two daughters, Misses Dot and Sammie Jean Barton, both of Corsicana; a son Everett Barton, Muskogee, Okla.; a granddaughter, and a sister, Mrs. J. H. Frederick, Blooming Grove.

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James Ervin “Jim” Bell
Feb 18, 1890 - Jan 19, 1943

JAMES E. BELL OF BARRY WAS BURIED AT BLOOMING GROVE

Funeral services for James E. Bell, who died at the family home, Corsicana Route 3, near Barry Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church at Blooming Grove, Rev. D. P. Cagle, conducted the rites.   Burial was in the Lone Oak cemetery.

Surviving are a son, H. E. Bell, Corsicana;  a daughter, Mrs. Gracie Lee Williams, Frost;   five brothers, Claud Luther and Lonnie Bell, Emhouse;  Will Bell, Blooming Grove;  Bob Bell, Frost;  a sister, Mrs. Bertha McAdams, Emhouse, seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Nancy C. "Nannie" (Tucker) Johnston
Nov 23, 1838 - Mar 25, 1920

Was Former Resident of Navarro

Mrs. Nannie Johnston, widow of the late W. C. Johnston, aged 82 years, died in Oklahoma City Thursday night and the remains will reach here tonight and interment will take place in the Campbell cemetery near noon tomorrow. The deceased was for many years a resident of the Drane community and her husband was the first postmaster appointed to the Drane postoffice. She is survived by three sons, James and Robert Johnston, of Oklahoma City and Frank Johnston of Purdon.

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Adaline (unk) Griffin
Sep 16, 1841 - Nov 11, 1910

Obituary

At the residence of her son, Mr. F. M. Griffin, near Pansy, Texas, on Friday evening, November 11th, 1910, at a few minutes before 8 o'clock, Mrs. Adaline Griffin, better known as Grandma Griffin, after months and weeks and days of patient and hopeful suffering, departed this life, and another  one of God's little ones, as we hope, has been called hence from this life of toil, trouble, trials and afflictions, to await the pleasure of Almighty God; when the dead shall be raised. For the hour is coming in which all that are  in the graves shall hear His voice and shall come forth; they that have done good unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation.

Funeral services were held at home Saturday afternoon, November 12th by Elder A. P. Cardwell, after which tho remains were conveyed to the Campbell cemetery where the last sad duties were performed, and there we left all that was mortal of Grand-ma Griffin.

She was born in Lawrence county Mo., Sept. 16, 1841, and at the time of her death was 69 years, 1 month and 26 days old. She came to Texas in the year 1869, where she has since resided. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church and was, we believe, a follower of the meek and lowly Jesus. On account of her health she had not been permitted to attend services of any kind in quite a while, having been practically an invalid for several years, and for several months confined to her bed. The writer has been personally acquainted with Grandma Griffin for a number of years and can of a truth say we loved her. We were glad, at all times, to see her coming to our house, which she frequently did, and continued to do just as long as she was able, but after a while those visits became less frequent, and then ceased altogether and she remained at home, and now she is not there, but has gone on that long journey across the Dark River in the Valley of the Shadow of Death; in that bourne from whence no traveler has ever yet returned. A mother is gone and there is a vacant place in that home that can not be filled;  a voice that was is hushed and stilled by the cold, dark hand of Death, and in that home she is missed so much.

But weep not for her, dear friends; but bow in humble submission to the will of Almighty God, and as Jesus said, let us say also, thy will be done, Oh, God, not ours; ever remembering That the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.  And let us hope that on the morning of the Resurrection, when the last trumpet shall have sounded, and the dead shall have risen, that we will there meet Grandma again, not as she was here in nature and natural things, but in the likeness of the meek and lowly Jesus.

"As John sayeth." And it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear we will be like him, for we shall see him as he is. To her sorrowing relatives and friends we extend condolence and pray  that God may be with them and comfort them in this trying hour and all along down life's rugged pilgrimage. I will close in the language of the poet, which more aptly describes our feelings on this occasion:

 

Life is a span—a fleeting hour  How soon the vapor flies;
Man is a tender, transient flower,   That e'en in blooming dies.

The once loved form, now cold and dead, Each mournful thought employs; And nature weeps, her comforts fled,   And withered al her joys.

Hope looks beyond the bounds of time,    When what we now deplore Shall rise, in full, immortal prime.   And bloom to fade no more.

Cease then, fond nature, cease thy scars;  The Savior dwells on high, There everlasting springs appears; There joys shall never die.

Written by a friend and, we hope, kindred in Christ.

                                T. W. BAKER

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Irena Frances (Champion) Dycus
Oct 29, 1869 - Mar 14, 1915

Obituary

Sunday morning, March 14, 1915, At 11:20. after many days of patience and intense suffering, Mrs. Irene Dycus fell asleep, as we hope and sincerely believe, "to awake in the resurrection in the likeness of Him who doeth all things well and who suffered, bled and died on the cross that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly.

She was the daughter of Mr. T. H. and Martha E. Champion, and was born in Mississippi October 29, 1869, moved to Texas in her girlhood and was married to W. T. Dycus September 16, 1897. She united with the Methodist church in 1869 and ever honored her profession by an upright walk and Godly conversation. It was the privilege of the writers to know her intimately for years and those true friends can say truly that they never had a better neighbor or a truer friend. She was always ready in sickness or when any one needed help.

She was a tender, faithful wife, a loving, devoted mother and a kind, charitable neighbor. She leaves a kind true husband and a daughter and son, Tossie and Walter, to mourn her death. We would say to them to look to the Lord who was her strength and stay, for help and consolation, trust him for salvation, and in the "sweet bye and bye" you will meet her in the land of rest beyond the skies.

This dear friend was buried in the Campbell cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of her friends who placed beautiful wreaths of spring flowers on her grave. After funeral services held by the Methodist minister from Purdon, Bro. Young. Weep not dear friends for our loss is heaven's gain.

      MARY C. WILLIAMS,

      MRS. CORA FARMER,

      MRS. LENA BAKER.

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Died Near Barry

Mrs. Rena Dycas, wife of a farmer of Barry community, died at the family home yesterday morning at 11 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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Male Infant Knight
Mar 1, 1915 - Oct  3, 1915

Died In the Drane Community

The 7-months-old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Knight died in the Drane community last night, and the remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery this afternoon.

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Allen Godley
Dec 20, 1893 - Nov 10, 1915

Remains interred Today

The remains of the late Allen Godley were interred in the Campbell cemetery a mile west of Drane, about 4 o'clock this afternoon. The body was taken from the home of the, uncle of deceased, John T. Godley, on West Fifth avenue at 1 o'clock this afternoon and a good procession followed the remains from here, while a great throng witnessed the last sad rites at the grave, where the burial services were conducted by Rev. B. F. Ellis of Kerens, who only a few weeks ago buried the young man's father, and about two years ago his venerable grandfather. There were many nice flowers sent to the Godley home here and there were still many others brought to the cemetery.

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Columbus M. Godley
Dec 25, 1855 - Sep 26, 1915

Good Citizen Dead.

C. M. Godley, a good citizen of the Drane community, died at his home there Saturday night and his remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery yesterday afternoon, a large concourse of people being present to witness the last sad rites, among them several people from Corsicana. The deceased is survived by his wife and several grown children, and a brother, J. T. Godley, of Corsicana.

The deceased was born in Missouri, December 25, 1855, at the time of his death was 59 years, nine months and one day old. He had been a citizen of this county most of his life, and was a good citizen and neighbor, and will be missed in his community.

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Amanda Celene (Lee) Robinson
Mar 8, 1858 - Mar 29, 1915

Died Near Drane

Mrs. Chas. Robinson, a highly esteemed lady of the Drane community, died at the family home last night. The husband and two grown sons, Pink Robinson and Guylick Robinson, Survive.

The remains were interred at the Campbell cemetery this afternoon, Rev. A. E. Walker of Corsicana officiating.

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Elizabeth Florence "Lizzie" (Moore) Taylor
Dec 22, 1869 - Jan 31, 1958

Mrs. E. F. Taylor Services Sunday

Funeral services  Mrs. Elizabeth F. Taylor, 88, who died in the Navarro Clinic early Friday, afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery at Drane A native of Alabama, she resided in the Drane community prior to moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Dave Garrett and Mrs. Harland Bovee, both of Corsicana; 2 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Darwood Garrett, Curtis Garrett, David Garrett Clovis G. Lewis, David Hagler, A. W. (Dink) Magler, all grandsons, and great-grandsons.

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James Robert Thomas, Sr.
July 04, 1884 - June 12, 1958

Saturday Rites For J. R. Thomas

Funeral services for J. R. Thomas, 73, of 625 North Commerce, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey. pastor of Central Baptist, with burial in the Campbell cemetery at Drane.

Surviving are four sons, W. D., Aubrey and Gilbert Thomas, both of Corsicana, and J. R. Thomas, Jr., Freeport; four daughters, Mrs. T. J. Blissette, Wichita Falls; Mrs. B. F. Ainsworth. Corsicana; Mrs. Bill Woodard and Mrs. Tony Duncan, both of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Lancaster,  Miles; 25 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and other relatives.

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Louise Adams
1910 - May 30, 1911

In Memory of Little Louise, The Death Angel visited the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Adams on May 30 and took from them their eight-months-old baby girl. It was so hard to give her up. All was done for her that hands could do. She was too bright a sunbeam to shine on earth. God took the little one home where there is no sickness nor death.

Weep not, dear loved ones. She is at rest, She can not come to us but we can go to her. Sweet little darling, light of our home, waiting for someone beckoning to come; bright as the sunbeam, pure as the dew, anxiously waiting, mother, for you. She was laid to rest in the Campbell cemetery on May 31st. Sweet memories In each loyal breast for our noble braves that have gone to rest. Peace, dear Louise, calmly sleep while many o'er thy silence weep.

Written by Her Aunt.

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Cora (Ward) Rhea
Nov 13, 1893 - Apr 17, 1918

Died At P. and S Last Night

Mrs. Cora Rhea, wife of Chas. Rhea of Jester, died at the P. and S. hospital last night. The deceased was 22 years old and is survived by her husband and two children. The remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery this afternoon, with Rev. 0. E. Williams officiating.

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Jesse H. Gordon
Oct 10, 1888 - Oct 25, 1918

Well Known Farmer Dead.

Jesse Gordon, aged thirty years, died on the E. E. Dunn farm South of town at 7 o'clock yesterday afternoon from pneumonia after a week's illness. The deceased was a good citizen and had many friends who will sympathize with the family in their bereavement. He is survived by his wife and two little sons, four brothers John, Willis, Ollie and Oscar Gordon, and one sister, Mrs. Violet Megarity.

The remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery, ten miles West of here this afternoon at three o'clock. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and of the Modern Woodmen.

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Daughter of J. N. Thompson

Died Near Corbet

The three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Thompson died near Corbet yesterday afternoon of pneumonia and the remains were interred at the Campbell cemetery this afternoon.

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Belle (Spickard) Grantham
Jan 19, 1863 - Mar 28, 1918

Died After Long Illness

Mrs. Bell Grantham, wife of W. B. Grantham, died at the family home on West Ninth Avenue at 4 o'clock this morning after a long illness, aged 65 years. The deceased was reared in Navarro County, was a quiet and unassuming Christian woman, devoted to her home and those who were near to her, and had many friends who loved her in life and will continue to miss her as the years go by. She is survived by her husband and four children, Misses Hallie and Alma Grantham, Fred and Harvey Grantham one brother, Milton Speckard of Corbet and a number of nieces and nephews and three grand children.

The remains were interred at the Campbell cemetery, nine miles west of Corsicana, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, besides those of her parents and a sister, who have been dead many years. Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and the last sad rites were attended by many of those who knew and loved the deceased in life and who sympathize with her family in the great loss they have sustained. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers, covering the grave.

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Amanda Josie (Mitchell) Offill
Jan 1865 - July 18, 1923

Died at Pansy.

Mrs. Offill, wife of J. O. Offill, died at the family home in the Pansy community yesterday and the remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery near Drane at 10 o’clock this morning, with Rev. C. G. Vincent officiating. The deceased is survived by her husband and several children.

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William H. Taylor
Feb 2, 1838 - Feb 2, 1933

DRANE MAN DIED ON NINETY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY THURSDAY

W. H. Taylor, aged 95 years, pioneer resident of the Drane community, died at Drane Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock and the funeral will be held at the Drane Baptist church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with, burial in the Campbell cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Mr. Taylor died on his birthday.  He was born Feb. 2, 1838, and had resided in the Drane community most of his life.  He was a confederate veteran.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Bolen, Pursley; a son, J. F. Taylor, Drane; and a number of grandchildren and great grand-children.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Marion McEntire
Aug 25, 1907 - Feb 7, 1953

Marion McEntire Dies Saturday

Marion McEntire, 45, filling station employee, died at the family residence, 104 Brooks avenue, early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Rice Baptist church.

McEntire was employed at the Terry Sutton filling station on North Highway 75.  He was a Baptist and a life-long resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Nellie McEntire; a brother, Marshall McEntire;  two sisters, Mrs. Lovell Blackman and Mrs. Elmer Adams, all of Corsicana; and a Number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ray Alderman, Lester Farmer, Wayne Elrod, Willie Weeks, Terry Sutton, Claude Denbow and Wayne Adams.

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Willie Luther Brown
Apr 1, 1893 - Jan 13, 1953

W. L. Brown Rites Wednesday 2 P. M.

W.  L. Brown, 60, died at his home, 1423 West 7th Ave.. Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home, with Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be at Campbell cemetery.

Brown is survived by his wife, two sons, Johnnie L. and Henry D. Brown, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. K. Johnson, Corsicana; and Mrs. H. L. Tidwell, Lewisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren; one brother. R. L. Brown, Corbet; and a sister, Mrs. S. C. Ward, Corbet, and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Brown was a member of the Jester Baptist Church.

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Josie Doris (Allen) Talley
June 30, 1892 - Mar 30, 1932

Mrs. H. O. Talley Died Wednesday In Local Hospital

Mrs. Josie Doris Talley, aged 39, wife of H. O. Talley, city employee, 925 South Fourteenth street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock and the funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Campbell cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Ensign Gardner of the local Salvation Army post.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Cynthia Matilda (Claiborne) Adams
June 26, 1862 - Sep 18, 1932

MRS. ADAMS BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON CAMPBELL CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Matilda Adams, aged 71 years, native of Tennessee, who died at her home in the Drane community late Sunday night, were held at Campbell cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Helms.

Six sons were pallbearers.

Surviving are ten children, Jim Adams, Ben Adams and Arthur Adams, all of Phillip’s Chapel community; Mrs. Frank Pritchett, Brown's Valley; George Adams, Gladewater; Joe Adams, Robert Adams, Mrs. J. F. Taylor. Mrs. Drew Berryhill and Mrs. Joe Fields, all of the Drane community; 50 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs.J. B. Harrison, Drane, and Mrs. Sallie Harrison, Nashville, Tenn.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Nathan T. Smith
1854 - Apr 26, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED RESIDENT DRANE WEDNESDAY

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Funeral services for N. T. Smith aged 78 years, resident of the Drane community since 1900, who died after a short illness Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Drane Baptist church with burial in the Campbell cemetery.  The services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister at Eureka, and Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister of Pursley, Mr. Smith was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Texas for 57 years.  He lived in Ellis county prior to moving to Navarro County.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Nathan Smith, Mt. Calm; Andrew Smith, San Angelo; Franklin Smith and Adrain Smith both of the Drane community;  six daughters, Mrs. Sadie Blythe, Frost; Miss Mattie Smith, Drane; Mrs. Mary Griffin, Bynum; Mrs. C. R. Harding, Palestine;  Mrs. Leonard Roach, Dallas, and Miss Grace Smith, Drane;  and six grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Abel Henry “Babe” Woodard
Feb 12, 1889 - Apr 12, 1932

FUNERAL WEDNESDAY FOR VICTIM OF FALL FROM BARN TUESDAY

BODY FOUND WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES; FOUL PLAY DISCOUNTED

Funeral serviced for Abel Henry Woodard, aged 43 years, farmer residing on the George Weaver farm near Parishville on the Waco-Corsicana highway, south of Purdon, who was found dead about 10:30 o’clock Tuesday morning at a barn on the Weaver farm, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Campbell cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. William Welcher.

No one was present at the time of his death and his body was found in a hallway at the barn with a fractured skull, dislocated jaw and other head injuries.

Dalton Westmoreland, justice of the peace at Dawson, viewed the body and advised the Corsicana Daily Sun Wednesday morning his coroner's verdict was: "A. H. Woodard came to his death from an accidental fall from a loft in the George Weaver barn."

Deputy Sheriff J. M. Westbrook and Chief City Detective Bruce Nutt of the Corsicana police department went to the Weaver farm and conducted an investigation Tuesday. Deputy Sheriff Westbrook stated Wednesday he was of the opinion the death of Woodard was accidental. It was reported in some quarters that it was thought there might have been foul play.

According to those who went to the scene it appeared Woodard fell through a trap door from the loft.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Miss Lucile Woodard and Mrs. Sybil Ivie, both of Purdon; two sons, Pierce and Charles H. Woodard, both of Purdon; mother, Mrs. Joe Woodard, Jester; three brothers, S. Woodard and Bascom Woodard, both of Jester; and Joe Woodard, Louisiana; ard three sisters, Mrs. E. E. Banks and Mrs. R. A. Crouch, both of Corsicana: and Mrs. W. P. Brown, Purdon.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Henry Clay Hanson
Mar 7, 1847 - Mar 29, 1932

AGED CONFEDERATE VETERAN 1S BURIED HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for H. C. Hanson, aged 86 years, Confederate veteran, who died in the Confederate home, Austin, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, were held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Sam B. Jordan, 1425 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in the Campbell cemetery. The services, were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Hanson formerly made his home here where he resided for many years. He had resided at the Confederate Home for several years.

Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Sam B. Jordan, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ola Jordan, Tennessee; a son, M. E. Hanson, San Antonio; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Elliott Humphreys, Murray Basham, Virgil Williams, Eulie Robinson, Walter Hamilton and Ben Jordan.

The body arrived here early Wednesday morning.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Ann (Franklin) Hall-Ingram
Mar 1863 - Mar 01, 1932

AGED DRANE WOMAN DIED LATE TUESDAY BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. Mary Ann Ingram, aged 68 years, died at the family home in the Drane community Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock after an illness of several weeks, and the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with  interment in the Campbell cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. George Vaughn of Pursley.

Surviving are her husband, A. J. Ingram, Drane; three daughters, Mrs. Alma Thompson, Oklahoma; Mrs. Abbie Curry, Drane, and Mrs. Ruth Rafferty, Colorado; three sons, Fate Hall, Albany; Martin Hall, Drane; Tom Hall, Hico; four step-sons, W. J. Ingram, Dallas; R. M. Ingram, Ennis: A. J. Ingram, Dallas, and Ben Ingram, Dallas: a step-daughter, Mrs. Katie Hall, Drane: and a brother, W. M. Franklin, Hillsboro.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 2, 1932

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • 1st husband Evan Walter Hall, 2nd husband A. J. Ingram  d/o Moses Franklin and Nancy Ann (unk) Franklin


Seth Thomas “Tom” Chambliss
Dec 6, 1870 - Jan 15, 1932

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED IN CAMPBELL CEMETERY

Funeral services for S. T. Chambliss, aged 61 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Navarro county for 56 years, who died at his home in the Navarro community Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock, were held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with interment in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, H. Chambliss, Tyler; Carl Chambliss, Henderson; Vernon Chambliss, Luling; Wilmer and Wayne Chambliss, both of Navarro; six daughters, Mrs. W. M. Johnston, Navarro; Mrs. T. H. Eubanks, Mexia; Mrs. D. S. Eubanks, Eastland; Mrs. Clyde Brown, Dallas; Mrs. Raymond Hester, Gladewater, and Miss Frances Chambliss, Navarro; three brothers, J.. M, Chambliss, Corsicana; Will Chambliss, Corsicana, and Norvell Chambliss, Moran; and a sister, Mrs. Redman.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Betty (Middleton) Dycus
Sep 23, 1888 - June 25, 1932

NAVARRO WOMAN DIED SATURDAY FUNERAL SUNDAY

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Mrs. Mary BettIe Dycus, aged 43 years, wife of G. M. Dycus, died Saturday afternoon nt 4 o'clock at the family home near Navarro and the funeral was held at Campbell cemetery where interment was made Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. The services were conducted by Ensign F. E. Gardner of the local Salvation Army post.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Charles Wesley Dycus and Grover C. Dycus, and three daughters, Louise, Elice and Mary Jewell Dycus, all of the Navarro community.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Mary Jane (Heideron) Berryhill
Mar 9, 1843 - July 22, 1924

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Mary Jane Berryhill, aged 81 years, died in the Cook's School House community yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery this afternoon 3 o'clock. The deceased, is survived by four sons, Gen Berryhill of Murchison, A. J. and Bud Berryhill of Drane, and Frank Berryhill of Cook's School House.

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Fred L. Ingram
June 22, 1896 - Dec 11, 1924

Remains Interred Near Here.

Fred L. Ingram, aged twenty-eight years, who was reared in the Drane community, died Friday night at Eastland, and the remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery west of Drane yesterday afternoon  at 3 o'clock. The deceased was the son of A. H. Ingram of Drane, and is survived by his parents and a number of other relatives.

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Sarah (Hassler) Tucker
Sep 29, 1844 - June 30, 1924

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Sarah Tucker, aged 80 years, wife of J. F. Tucker, and for many years a resident. of this county, died at 11:40 last night at the family home near Calvert. and the remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery this afternoon at 5 o'clock.

Besides her daughter, the deceased is survived by four sons, one daughter and several grand children.  The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful flowers.

  •  Submitted by Diane Richards

  • w/o John F. Tucker  d/o William Hassler and Louise (Nichols) Hassler


Everett L. Keathley
Dec 19, 1916 - Sep 12, 1944

T-SGT. KEATHLEY REBURIAL RITES FROST THURSDAY

Funeral services for Tech-Sgt. Everett L. Keathley, 28, of Frost, killed in action, September, 1944, in Italy, will be held from the Frost Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Alfred, English. Military services will be conducted at the graveside.

Entering the service in December, 1941, he went overseas in 1942 and served In England, North Africa and Italy.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Leah Jane Keathley, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Earl F. Owen, Dallas; four brothers, Rudolph L. Keathley and Zack Keathley, both of Dallas; Richard L. Keathley and Andrew W. Keathley, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Reeves, Street Tomlinson, Ernest Pevehouse, Bud Griffin, Greg Griffin and Robert English.

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Vernon E. McClure
June 3, 1909 - Apr 6, 1920

HEART RENDING ACCIDENT.

Eight-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Killed by Father Wednesday.

  A heart rending accident occurred in the country, near Blooming Grove Wednesday in which an eight year old boy lost his life and his father is almost crazed by grief.

  On the day named Lewis McClure, a farmer of that community, was trying to drive an unruly mule in the lot and threw a piece of plank at the animal. The plank missed the mule but hit the eight-year-old son of Mr. McClure on the head, inflicting, injuries from which he died a few hours later. The accident cast a gloom over the community and the father is almost crazed with the grief over the death of his child.

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James Maxfield Tullos
Mar 29, 1913 - Oct 2, 1915

BURIED YESTERDAY

Malarial Congestion Cause of Deaths of Little Tullos Children.

News came from Frost today that the little son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tullos, who died there so suddenly Saturday morning, were taken off by malarial congestion.

The two little fellows were interred together yesterday morning in the Frost cemetery, and the funeral was one of the largest ever seen in that community. Besides the great concourse of home people there were many present from the surrounding country and from Italy, Mertens, Blooming Grove, and a number from Corsicana, and at the conclusion of the services the little graves were literally covered in a bank of beautiful flowers, emblems of the beautiful little lives that had been transplanted to a more congenial clime.

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Albert Lucian Bell Hightower
Sep 8, 1884 - Oct 25, 1956

A. B. Hightower Dies Wednesday

A. B. Hightower, 72, native of Frost, 311 West Tenth Avenue, died Wednesday night.  He was a retired farmer.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor at Frost.

The family had resided in Corsicana seven years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother R. L. Hightower, Frost;  a sister, Mrs. Lottie L. Ray, Corbet; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Catherine (Peoples) Brooks
May 15, 1836 - Apr 8, 1918

Death in Blooming Grove

Mrs. M. E. Brooks, who had lived near Blooming Grove for many years, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter. Mrs. A. A. Williams. A son Jesse Brooks, also lives in the Grove. The remains were interred there this afternoon

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Remains interred Today.
The remains of Mrs. C. Brooks, who died at Blooming Grove yesterday morning were interred there to day, Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt officiating. The deceased was near eighty years old, had been a resident of this county for many years.

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Kenneth Lee Pricer
Aug 11, 1955 - Feb 17, 1956

2 Dead, 4 Hurt In Road Mishap

Two were killed and four seriously injured in a two-car collision on Highway 22 a short distance east of Blooming Grove Friday at 3:40 p. m.

Dead are Kenneth Lee Pricer, six-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Daniel Pricer; and Larry Edward Garrison, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Garrison, all of Blooming Grove.

These are the first and second traffic fatalities in Navarro County, for 1956.

Four Injured

The four others hurt are in Memorial Hospital.

Clyde Crocker, 53, Blooming Grove, the driver of a 1955 Chevrolet pick-up involved, suffered a fractured pelvis, injured leg and head injuries. He underwent surgery Friday afternoon. His condition was reported fairly good Saturday.

Mr. Pricer, 26, head injury, was regarded as critical Saturday morning and was still unconscious. Mrs. Pricer, 25, was in fairly good condition.

Harold Don McGraw, 15, who was in the 1956 Chevrolet involved, suffered a broken left leg and a head injury. He was reported as driving the car.

Officers Investigate

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Highway Patrolmen Rolph Reaves and Marshall Couch investigated the accident.

Pevehouse said that the car in which the two teen-agers were riding was traveling in a westerly direction, and that the pick-up occupied by Crocker and the Pricers is believed to have driven on to the highway with the passenger car striking the pick-up on its side. Both vehicles were demolished.

Traffic was snarled for some time.

A McCormick ambulance brought the Pricers and the Garrison lad to Memorial Hospital where Garrison and the baby were pronounced dead on arrival.

A Corley ambulance brought McGraw to the hospital while H. S. Whorton, Sr., brought Crocker to the hospital in a car.

The accident occurred .7 mile east of Blooming Grove. The Pricer child was born August 11, last year.

Funeral Services

Funeral services for the Pricer baby will be held Saturday at 4:30 p. m. at the Frost Cemetery with Rev. McNatt, Assembly of God minister of Frost, in charge.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Woodin, Frost, and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Pricer, Emmett.

Funeral services for Garrison, a Blooming Grove High School student, will be held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon, but the time had not been decided Saturday morning. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor, and Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

Burial will be in the Rose 'Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.

Survivors

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Garrison, Blooming Grove; a brother, Calvin Garrison, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Inez Howell, Grand Prairie; grandparents, Mrs. Lelia Garrison and Mrs. Martha Gantt, both of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Harold Bell, C. C. Lusk, Ralph Page, Charlie Rhodes. Lloyd Simpson and Ivan Dozier .

McCormick Funeral service is directing both the Garrison and Pricer services.

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Jerry Benjamin Scott, Sr.
June 16, 1890 - Sep 9, 1956

J. B. Scott Rites Monday Afternoon

FROST, Sept. 10— (Spl)—Funeral services for J. B. Scott, 66, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, will be held Monday at 5 p. m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, will conduct the services.

A native of Frost, the retired farmer was a World War I Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Frost, a son, J. B. Scott, Jr., a member of the armed services; his father, J. M. Scott, Frost; a brother, H. A. Scott, Kerens; a sister, Miss Lena Scott, Frost; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Harry Ross, Tom Hooser, Rex Patterson, Ordway Mitchell, Joe Brown and E. E. Omberg.

The McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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William Urben Hightower
July 13, 1896 -  Dec 20, 1961

W. U. Hightower Rites Thursday

FROST, Dec. 21-(Sp1)— William Urben Hightower, 65, retired cabinet maker, Frost native, died in Fort Worth Wednesday. He had resided in Fort Worth the past 20 years.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the McCormick Funeral chapel with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; two sons, Wayne Hightower, Fort Worth, and Clyde Hightower, Wyoming; five daughters, Mrs. H. E. Roberts and Mrs. Alexander Lee, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. Bill Harris Denver, Colo.; Mrs. A. D. Blessing, Mansfield, and Miss Delores Ann Hightower, Fort Worth two sisters, Mrs. C. O. Brown, Frost, and Mrs. Rufus Itell, Texarkana, Texas; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alexander Lee, H. E. Roberts, A. G. Blesging, Donald Brackeen, Nolen Brown and James K. Allen.

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Elizabeth Ann “Liza” (McPeters) Sanders
Aug 9, 1842 - Sep 24, 1911

Died Near Frost.

Mrs. Sanders, wife of Capt. Jock R. Sanders, died at the family home near Frost yesterday and the remains were interred there this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The deceased, who was 68 years of age, is survived by her husband and eight grown children, four sons and four daughters. She had been a resident of that section for many years, was one of its best known ladies and was greatly esteemed by all who knew her.

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James Luther Stockard
Aug 3, 1844 - May 29, 1911

Died Near Frost.

J. Lee Stockard, one of the best known farmers of the Frost community, died at his home last night and the remains were interred there this afternoon. The deceased was 67 years of age and is survived by several children, among them being Prof. Stockard, one of the best known teachers of the county.

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Andrew Jackson Stogner
May 12, 1878 - Feb 19, 1961

Andrew Stogner Rites Monday

FROST, Feb. 20 — (Spl.) - Burial was slated here Monday afternoon for Andrew J. Stogner, 82, retired, who died in an Athens rest home Sunday night.

Stogner, a resident of Malakoff, but a resident of Frost for 54 years, was a native of Liberty Hill, South Carolina, and was veteran of the Spanish America War.

Funeral rites were held Monday at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Malakoff, with Rev. R. B. Orand, the pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The body lay in state in the McCormick Funeral Home chapel until noon Monday, and at the Malakoff First Baptist Church until 1:30.

Surviving are three sons, T. F Stogner, Huntsville; S. N. Stogner, Waco; and R. V. Stogner, U. S. Air Force, England; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Haynes, Dallas; Mrs. Mary Agnes Heath, Abernathy; Mrs. Gladys Josephine Counts, Trinidad; Mrs. Nannie Emma Drake, Malakoff; nine grandchildren nine great - grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers at Malakoff were friends of the family. Members ot the Frost IOOF Lodge were pallbearers at Frost.

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