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Maxine Campbell
Aug 9, 1944 - Oct 22, 1996
fMaxine Campbell, 52, of Corsicana, died Oct. 22, 1996, in Corsicana.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Chaplain Terry Eyman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society 617 S. 12th St. Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Mrs. Campbell was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Green Bay, Wis.

She is survived by her husband, Charles L. Campbell of Los Angeles, Calif.; and her mother, Carol Valentino of Green Bay, Wis.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Colonel Paul M. Bennett
abt 1921 - Sept 12, 1996

Colonel Paul Bennett, a lifelong Corsicanan, except for his years of school and military service, was called to his maker Sept. 12, 1996, after a losing battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 20, at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of St. John’s Laymans League.

Paul has asked that, in lieu of flowers, that all honoraria be given to St. John’s Columbarium Fund or Lion’s Club’s children's charities.

Paul served his country in military service for 28 years, attending Texas A&M before and after WWII, where Paul served as a Mountain Infantry Company Commander before being wounded in the Po Valley of Italy. He took his degree in Agronomy, with graduate studies in Soul Physics and Chemistry, and in Nuclear Engineering, serving most of his latter military years in the Nuclear Weapons career field, retiring in 1970. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medals, Combat Infantry Badge and eight other decorations and service medals.

After military “retirement”, Paul was very active as a rancher, serving as organizing President and Board Chairman of the Golden Circle Simmental Breeders Association, hosting many beef cattle tours and special events at his ranch, the “B&B”. He was also active in the Lions club, serving as treasurer, member of the board of directors, Bulletin editor, “Tail Twister” and many times as a delegate to state and district conventions.

Paul was active in the political life of his county and city, serving as delegate to county and state Democratic Conventions, and as a member of the Corsicana City Council. He also served in Corsicana’s “mentoring program and in tutorials for needy children.

Paul was even more active in St. John’s Episcopal Church, serving variously as warden, vestryman, acolyte, lay minister, treasurer, delegate to Diocesan Conventions, and as a charter member of the Layman’s League. He was also a director and strong supporter of the Corsicana House of Refuge, the local home for battered wives and families.

In spite of all his many accomplishments and achievements, shared by few, Paul will be best remembered as a devoted husband and father, a dedicated citizen and churchman and a good and irreplaceable friend. He could walk into any dim or dull room and brighten it. He could walk into discord and with his great humor, quieten it.

He is survived and beloved by his wife, Doris Bennett of Corsicana, daughters Roxanne (Mrs. Roberts) Parsons of San Antonio and Victoria (Mrs. William) Phillipi, of Berlin, Wis., four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, all of the members of his church family at St. John’s Episcopal Church, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Drewer Berton Bennett; his mother, Louise Palmer Bennett, siblings Percy Berton Bennett and Dorothy Neil Bennett. Paul would have been 76 next month.

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Refugio Torres Alonzo
July 4, 1912 - Nov 15, 1996

Refugio Torres Alonzo, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Nov. 15, 1996, peacefully at his home.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons; Frankie Alonzo, Kerry Aleman, David McElwreath, Mark Allen, Jesus’ Vargas, Michael Alonzo and Paul Alonzo, Jr.

Mr. Alonzo was born July 4, 1912, in San Louis Potosi, Mexico. He was a former employee of Corsicana Daily Sun during the years of 1958 – 1969. Mr. Alonzo was also a former employee of Palestine Herald Press and retired in 1982. Upon retiring he and his wife, Augistina Alonzo resided in Corsicana. Mr. Alonzo was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Immaculate Conception Church. His children and family will remember him as a hard worker and a man devoted to his family. Mr. Alonzo will be greatly missed by al.

Mr. Alonzo is survived by his wife, Augustina Alonzo of Corsicana; four sons, Frank and Linda Alonzo of Corsicana, Domingo and Mercy Alonzo of Corsicana, Paul Alonzo of Corsicana and Sen Nicolas Alonzo of Dallas; six daughters, Gobita and Fred Aleman of Riesal, Modesta McElwreath and Jim McElwreath both of Corsicana, Besita and Johnny Allen of Athens, Mary Ellen and Victor Vargas of Grand Prairie, Fanny and Abby Rodriguez of Irving and Mary and Pete Delarosa of Dallas; 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sister, Duvihis Moreno of Dallas; and brother, Joe Alonzo of Lubbock.

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Viola Swinton
Dec 23, 1909 – Aug 26, 1997

Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Swinton, 87, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Allen Chapel AME Church with Rev. W. M. Vaughn, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in North Athens Cemetery.

Active pallbearers include Billy Jack Johnson, Henry E. Royall, Michael Hill, Joe W. Beasley, Mark Kelley, and Anthony Walker.

Mrs. Swinton died Aug. 26 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

She was born Dec. 23, 1909 in Bloomington Grove to Lee and Sally Johnson Carney. She was a member of Allen Chapel AME Church.

Mrs. Swinton is survived by a daughter, Madras Criner Thompson of Athens; four granddaughters, Dr. Janice Kelley of Houston, Linda Criner of Arlington, Beverly Turner of Athens, and Alfreda Cannon of DeSoto; a grandson, Don Alfred Criner of Athens; a niece, Mattie Sue Lane of Tyler; seven great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin “Pete” Swinton in 1988.

Arrangements by Garrett and Tucker Funeral Directors of Athens.

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William Fleming “Pete” Ray
Oct 13, 1916 – Aug 26, 1997

William Fleming Ray, 80, of Shiloh died Aug. 26.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Neil Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bobby Miller, Brian Miller, Dan Beene, Bill Beene, Jeff Clinton, and Don Beene.

Mr. Ray was born Oct. 13, 1916 in Purdon. He lived in the Shiloh Community for 27 years. He was a retired producer in the oil field. He served in the US Navy from 1942-45.

Mr. Ray is survived by his wife, Eva Ray of Shiloh; sons, Michael Ray of New Haven, Conn., and Tommy Ray of Powell; a daughter, Patricia Keele of Corsicana; a brother, Kenneth Ray of Powell; and 7 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home of Mexia.

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Aline (Kirk) Byrd
Oct 6, 1905 – Aug 27, 1997

Mrs. R. J. (Aline Kirk Byrd) of Dallas, passed away Wednesday in Dallas. She was active in culture and civic activities both in Dallas & Corsicana where she was a charter and life member of the Corsicana’s Woman’s Club. She was educated in drama at Baylor University and studied voice at SMU with Mack Harrell and Paul Velucci, and at Hockaday with Bruce Dougherty. She appeared frequently in recital and was a regular member of a musical variety show on WFAA radio stations where she was known as “Aline Kirk Trimble.”

As a member of the Southwestern Hospitality Board of the Metropolitan Opera and the Dallas Opera, she served as chairman of the Welcoming Committee, greeting various artists as they arrived in Dallas. She was also a charter and active member of the Rotogravure Committee of the Dallas Opera.

She was a member of many of Dallas’ cultural institutions: the Dallas Museum of Art, Meadows Museum of Art, Dallas Summer Musicals Guild, Park Cities Historical Society, Dallas Heart Ball, Dallas Theater Center Guild, Greenway Park Woman’s Club, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, Women’s Committee of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Friends of Fair Park, The Heritage Society and TACA. She is also a sponsor of the 500 Inc. and a charter member of the Music Drama Guild of St. Michael and All Angels Church. She was chosen as a Grande Dame of Dallas in 1993.

Survivors include her daughters, Betty Trimble Edwards of Odessa, Pat Trimble Olson of Lafayette, La.; grandchildren; Joel Trimble Edwards of Abilene, Patty Kinnaird of Odessa, Kirk Edwards of Odessa, Kim Carter of Greenville, Sc. and Randy Olson of Lafayette, La.; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe L. Kirk of San Antonio; and a sister, Laura Lee Anderson of Denton.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas, Entombment, Hillcrest Mausoleum.

Those wishing to memorialize Mrs. Byrd may make contributions to St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, The Dallas Opera, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Sparkman Hillcrest of Dallas.

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Henry Barker
Mar 22, 1919 - Sept 28, 1997

Henry Barker, 78, of Corsicana died Sept. 28.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Corley Chapel with Dr. David Hale and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Joe Hambrick, William Bolen, Calvin Rich, Earl Alexander, Billy McNabb, and Leon Aven.

Mr. Barker was born March 22, 1919 in Crisp.

Mr. Barker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle Barker of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Scotty Garrett of Austin, Barbra Barker of Houston, and Janet and Paul Vaut of Pasadena; granddaughter, Lindsay Vaut of Pasadena; grandson, Nathan Vaut of Pasadena; sister, Frances Brock of Ennis; and a brother, Lloyd Barker of Rice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ronald Lee Linch
May 28, 1939 – Oct 7, 2010

Ronald Lee Linch, 71, of Duncanville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home.

Ronald was born May 28, 1939, in Dawson to Frances Slater Linch and Lena Perkins Linch. He graduated from Dawson High School in 1957 and worked at General Motors in Arlington for 42 years, retiring in 2006. Ronald was a member of First Baptist Church of Duncanville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Junell Linch Moore; and brother, Charles Robert Linch.

Survivors include his brother, Dan Slater Linch of Waco; three sons, Ronald Lee Linch Jr. of Duncanville, Bradley Dowell Linch of Duncanville and Kelly Stubbs of Como; four grandchildren, Javan Toliver Linch, Jadyn Stubbs, Kristen Linch and Dawson Myles Linch; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dawson. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.

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Mildred Bernice (Moser) Sawyer-Raley
Dec 4, 1914 - Aug 15, 2010

Mildred Bernice Sawyer Raley, 95, beloved mother of Jim Sawyer and JoAnn Cockrell, passed away on Aug. 15, 2010. She died of natural causes at the home of her daughter JoAnn, with whom she has been living for several months.

Mrs. Raley was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Dawson to J.W. and Lucy Viola (Davis) Moser and lived there until she moved to Buffalo to be near her daughter in 1997. She was city secretary of Dawson from 1958 to 1980. She was a member of the Dover Methodist Church southwest of Dawson until it was discontinued in 1953. She moved her membership to First United Methodist Church of Dawson and although she has attended the Buffalo Methodist Church since moving there, she could not bear to move her membership from the town of her birth. Her interests were her family, her church, and she had a lifelong love of music and played the piano and harmonica. All who knew her will genuinely miss her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Odell Sawyer, the father of her children, who died in 1955; and her second husband, Roy Raley, who died in 1991.

Survivors include her son, Jimmy D. Sawyer and wife Rita of Double Oak; daughter, JoAnn Cockrell and husband George of Buffalo; grandchildren, Sherry Ann Meador and husband Harold of Angleton, Clinton Thomas Cockrell and wife Brenda of Lewisville, Michael Don Sawyer and wife Gayle of Lewisville, Jennifer Gayle Sawyer of Dallas, Warren David Sawyer and wife Dawn of Denton, and Alan David Sawyer of Lake Dallas; she is also survived by nine great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and Roy’s four children, Don Raley of Hubbard, Joe Raley of Port Neches, Nell Darden of Bowie, and Linda Hodge of Streetman.

Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Wade Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Chaplain Todd Herod officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Warren Sawyer, Allen Sawyer, Blake Meador, Clint Cockrell, Kody Cockrell and Michael Sawyer.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 415, Dawson, TX 76639, or Dawson Cemetery, P.O. Box 126, Dawson, TX 76639.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.∞

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Harold Loyd McKenzie
Mar 27, 1929 - Oct 22, 2010

Harold McKenzie, 81, of Dawson, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Dawson with the Rev. Les Mantonya officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Higinio “Henry” Cantu, Sr.
Nov 27, 1951 – Mar 14, 2012

Mr. Higinio ”Henry” Cantu, Sr., age 60, of Rice passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Providence Health Center in Waco, Texas. He was born Nov. 27, 1951 in Rio Grande City, Texas to parents, Presentacion and Josefa Cantu, Sr.

He coached little league baseball for many years in Corsicana. He really loved to go deer hunting and to go fishing. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and was torn between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Presentacion and Josefa Cantu, Sr.; sister, Gloria Villarreal; and brothers, Presentacion Cantu, Jr., Roy Cantu, Sr. and Manuel Cantu.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Cantu of Rice; daughter, Crissy Cantu of Mansfield; sons, Henry Cantu, Jr. of Corsicana and Sebastion Cantu and wife Tammie of Springfield, Mo.; step-daughter, Nicole Grimes of Rice; step-son, Steven Richards and wife Crystal of Palestine; grandchildren, Caitlyn Cantu of Springfield, Mo., Shawn Michael Cantu of Jasper, Ind., Tina Cantu of Mansfield, Bailey Cantu of Springfield, Mo., AJ Ashford of Rice, William Cantu of Springfield, Mo., Denise Richards of Austin, and Steven Michael Richards of Palestine; sisters, Helen Gonzales and husband Joe, Carmen Rios and husband Pantaleon, and Grace Cantu and husband Pete all of Corsicana; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a big host of friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cody Aragon, Arnold Cantu, Alex Cantu, Noel Cantu, Joel Cantu, and Ricky Gonzales.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Susie Myrtle (Permenter) Hosier
Jul 29, 1888 - Mar 6, 1952

Mrs. Susie Hosier Dies Thursday
Mrs. Susie Myrtle Hosier, 63, native Texan, 216 East First avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Thursday morning.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Bev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. Riley Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, Mrs. Hosier was the widow of the late Charlie Ervin Hosier.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Hallie Hosier, Corsicana; a brother, C. L. Permenter, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Harry Conant, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 6, 1952
  • w/o Charles Ervin Hosier married Dec. 20, 1903 d/o James William Duncan “Jim” Permenter & Mary Ann (Pettijohn) Permenter
  • Submitted by Diane Richards


Services Friday
For Mrs. Hosier
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie
Myrtle Hosier, 63, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning, will be held at 4 p. m. Friday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. Riley Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter. Miss Hallie Hosier, Corsicana; a brother, C. L. Permenter. Houston; a
sister, Mrs. Harry Conant. Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Philbert Percival, W. D. Bennett, Ray Berryhill, Tom Keating. Charlie Watkins, Odis Morgan, J. W. Ford and George McCafferty.

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Charlie Ervin Hosier
Apr. 9, 1868 - Oct. 3, 1949

C. E. Hosier Dies Monday; Services Are Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Charles Ervin Hosier, aged 81 years, who died Monday at his home, 216 East First avenue, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Blackmon, Primitive Baptist minister.
A native of Scott county, Ill., Hosier came to Navarro county as a child and had resided in Corsicana 30 years.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Hallie Hosier, both of Corsicana; a brother, J. E. Hosier, Beaumont, and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Leslie Farmer. Arthur Farmer, Johnny Farmer. Tommy Farmer, Thelbert Percival and Ocie Renfrow.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, October 4, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Susie Myrtle (Permenter) Hosier married Dec. 20, 1903; s/o A. L. Hosier & Matilda "Mattie" Alice (Kimbrell) Hosier

Fred C. Conant
Jan 22, 1893 - Aug 15, 1942

FRED CONANT DIED WITH HEART ATTACK; BURIAL ON SUNDAY
Funeral services for Fred C. Conant, aged 49 years, who died with a heart attack Saturday afternoon in the down-town section.
were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Matt Bettis, Baylor University, Waco, ministerial student and pastor of the Angus Baptist church.
A resident of Angus since childhood, Conant at the time of his death was deputy constable of Precinct 1 under constable Homer B. Pace, a post he had held for the past several months. He is reported to have died within a few minutes after complaining of feeling ill.
Surviving are his wife of Angus, four sons, Ivy Ray Conant, Harlingen; Homer F. Conant, Angus; Billy Conant, Corsicana, and F. C. Conant, Jr., Angus; eight brothers.
J. B. Conant, Wichita Falls, W. C. Conant, Goodlett; C. L. Conant, Wichita Falls; S. H. Conant, Waco; G. C. Conant, Kilgore; H. C. and H. F. Conant, both of Angus; and A. M. Conant, Stamford; a sister, Mrs. H. W. Taylor, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 17, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o 1st wife Mary Ethel (Cates) Conant 2nd wife Ruby (unk) Conant s/o Judge Ivey Conant and Mary Elizabeth (Carraway) Conant

Mary Ethel (Cates) Conant
Mar 1, 1898 - May 25, 1926

ANGUS WOMAN DIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTERMENT OAKWOOD
Mrs. Ethel Conant, aged 28 years died at the family residence at Angus Tuesday afternoon and the funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Angus with interment in Oakwood cemetery here. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana.
Mrs. Conant is survived by husband F. C. Conant and six small children.

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Mary Ethel Conant
Nov 28, 1920 - Jul 16, 1931

3 CHILDREN DROWNED
Youngsters in Wading Slipped Off Into Deep
Water Near Angus
Three children were drowned in a tank near Angus late this afternoon while in Wading and two others narrowly escaped death.
The dead are:
MARY ETHEL CONANT, aged ten years.
ETTA DORISE CONANT, aged eight years.
CORA LEE CONANT, aged seven years.
Mary Ethel and Dorise are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Conant while Cora Lee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant.
The accident occurred about 4 o’clock this afternoon.
The Sutherland ambulance received the call and rushed to the scene with a pulmotor but all efforts to revive the victims failed.
Five children were in wading in the tank when they slipped into a deep hole.
Two of the children were rescued by Mrs. Fred Conant, who was fishing at the tank while the children waded in the water.
The bodies of the three children were brought to Corsicana by the Sutherland ambulance.
The Conant families have resided in the Angus community for many years and are well known throughout the county.
The accident occurred at the B. T. Phipps farm a half a mile west of Angus.
Two children were rescued by Mrs. Fred Conant, Mary Elizabeth Conant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant, and Homer Fred Conant, son of Fred Conant, who waded into the water after the quintet while Alva Ray, 12 year-old-son of Fred Conant, sped toward Angus and adjacent homes to call for aid, Mrs. Conant could not swim, but managed to pull the two into safety.
Mrs. Conant stated a short time after the tragedy that it was about fifteen minutes before any aid arrived.
The Fred Conant family resided near the Phipps tank.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant have two daughters and one son remaining—Alta Mae, 17; Adam, 12; and Mary Elizabeth who was rescued.
Fred Conant has three sons, Alva Ray, 12; Homer Fred, who was rescued, and the little son who Mrs. Conant had in her arms at the time of the accident.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 16, 1931

VIOLENT DEATHS IN TEXAS NUMEROUS DURING THURSDAY PLANE CRASH KILLS FOUR, THREE DROWNED, LIGHTNING AND AUTO ONE EACH

The three Conant children were drowned in a tank near Angus, Navarro county. Mary Ethel and Etta Dorise Conant were sisters, and Cora Lee Conant was their cousin.
They were members of a party of five children who were wading in the tank. Mrs. Conant, mother of Etta Dorise and Mary Ethel, was able to carry two of the struggling children, her son, Homer Fred, and her niece, Mary Francis Conant, to safety.
The children were said to have walked unsuspectingly into deep water.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 17, 1931

TRIPLE FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY FOR DROWNED TRIO THREE LITTLE GIRLS LOST LIVES IN TANK NEAR ANGUS THURSDAY P. M.
Triple funeral services for the three little Conant girls, two sisters and their cousin, whose deaths occurred by drowning Thursday afternoon in the B. T. Phipps tank, about a half mile east of Angus shortly before 4 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon from the home of H. W. Taylor, 906 West Ninth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.
The three girls were in a party of five children wading in the Phipps tank while Mrs. Fred Conant, step-mother of two of the girls, was fishing. The children were holding hands and did not know they were in dangerous water, and slipped into a deep section of the tank, which was estimated at 15 or 18 feet deep.
The three dead are:
MARY ETHEL CONANT, aged 10 years.
ETTA DORISE CONANT, aged eight years,
CORA LEE CONANT, aged seven years.
The two older children were daughters of Fred Conant and the younger was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant.
When the accident occurred, Mrs. Conant, with her little son in her arms waded into the water and rescued Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Harry Conant, and Homer Fred, son of Fred Conant, while Alva Ray Conant, 12, son of Fred Conant, sped toward Angus to spread the alarm.
Efforts to Revive Fail.
Mrs. Conant said that it was about 15 minutes or longer before anyone arrived to aid. It was reported that the bodies were taken from the deep portion of the tank. Physicians and Sutherland ambulance with a pulmotor sped to the scene of the tragedy, but all efforts to revive the three little girls were unsuccessful.
The bodies were prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home and were taken to the Taylor home late Thursday night.
The news of the tragedy spread rapidly and within a short time scores of people from Angus and neighboring farms had gathered at the tank.
Both Conant families have resided in the Angus community for many years and lived on farms near the Phipps farm.
Surviving Mary Ethel and Etta Doris Conant are their father and step-mother, and three brothers, Alva Ray, Homer Fred and the baby brother. Surviving Cora Lee Conant are her parents, two sisters, Alva Mae and Mary Elizabeth; and one brother, Adam Conant, all of the Angus community, and other relatives.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker of Waxahachie, Church of Christ minister.

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Etta Dorris Conant
May 22, 1922 - Jul 16, 1931

3 CHILDREN DROWNED
Youngsters in Wading Slipped Off Into Deep
Water Near Angus
Three children were drowned in a tank near Angus late this afternoon while in Wading and two others narrowly escaped death.
The dead are:
MARY ETHEL CONANT, aged ten years.
ETTA DORISE CONANT, aged eight years.
CORA LEE CONANT, aged seven years.
Mary Ethel and Dorise are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Conant while Cora Lee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant.
The accident occurred about 4 o’clock this afternoon.
The Sutherland ambulance received the call and rushed to the scene with a pulmotor but all efforts to revive the victims failed.
Five children were in wading in the tank when they slipped into a deep hole.
Two of the children were rescued by Mrs. Fred Conant, who was fishing at the tank while the children waded in the water.
The bodies of the three children were brought to Corsicana by the Sutherland ambulance.
The Conant families have resided in the Angus community for many years and are well known throughout the county.
The accident occurred at the B. T. Phipps farm a half a mile west of Angus.
Two children were rescued by Mrs. Fred Conant, Mary Elizabeth Conant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant, and Homer Fred Conant, son of Fred Conant, who waded into the water after the quintet while Alva Ray, 12 year-old-son of Fred Conant, sped toward Angus and adjacent homes to call for aid, Mrs. Conant could not swim, but managed to pull the two into safety.
Mrs. Conant stated a short time after the tragedy that it was about fifteen minutes before any aid arrived.
The Fred Conant family resided near the Phipps tank.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant have two daughters and one son remaining—Alta Mae, 17; Adam, 12; and Mary Elizabeth who was rescued.
Fred Conant has three sons, Alva Ray, 12; Homer Fred, who was rescued, and the little son who Mrs. Conant had in her arms at the time of the accident.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 16, 1931

VIOLENT DEATHS IN TEXAS NUMEROUS DURING THURSDAY PLANE CRASH KILLS FOUR, THREE DROWNED, LIGHTNING AND AUTO ONE EACH

The three Conant children were drowned in a tank near Angus, Navarro county. Mary Ethel and Etta Dorise Conant were sisters, and Cora Lee Conant was their cousin.
They were members of a party of five children who were wading in the tank. Mrs. Conant, mother of Etta Dorise and Mary Ethel, was able to carry two of the struggling children, her son, Homer Fred, and her niece, Mary Francis Conant, to safety.
The children were said to have walked unsuspectingly into deep water.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 17, 1931

TRIPLE FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY FOR DROWNED TRIO THREE LITTLE GIRLS LOST LIVES IN TANK NEAR ANGUS THURSDAY P. M.
Triple funeral services for the three little Conant girls, two sisters and their cousin, whose deaths occurred by drowning Thursday afternoon in the B. T. Phipps tank, about a half mile east of Angus shortly before 4 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon from the home of H. W. Taylor, 906 West Ninth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.
The three girls were in a party of five children wading in the Phipps tank while Mrs. Fred Conant, step-mother of two of the girls, was fishing. The children were holding hands and did not know they were in dangerous water, and slipped into a deep section of the tank, which was estimated at 15 or 18 feet deep.
The three dead are:
MARY ETHEL CONANT, aged 10 years.
ETTA DORISE CONANT, aged eight years,
CORA LEE CONANT, aged seven years.
The two older children were daughters of Fred Conant and the younger was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant.
When the accident occurred, Mrs. Conant, with her little son in her arms waded into the water and rescued Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Harry Conant, and Homer Fred, son of Fred Conant, while Alva Ray Conant, 12, son of Fred Conant, sped toward Angus to spread the alarm.
Efforts to Revive Fail.
Mrs. Conant said that it was about 15 minutes or longer before anyone arrived to aid. It was reported that the bodies were taken from the deep portion of the tank. Physicians and Sutherland ambulance with a pulmotor sped to the scene of the tragedy, but all efforts to revive the three little girls were unsuccessful.
The bodies were prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home and were taken to the Taylor home late Thursday night.
The news of the tragedy spread rapidly and within a short time scores of people from Angus and neighboring farms had gathered at the tank.
Both Conant families have resided in the Angus community for many years and lived on farms near the Phipps farm.
Surviving Mary Ethel and Etta Doris Conant are their father and step-mother, and three brothers, Alva Ray, Homer Fred and the baby brother. Surviving Cora Lee Conant are her parents, two sisters, Alva Mae and Mary Elizabeth; and one brother, Adam Conant, all of the Angus community, and other relatives.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker of Waxahachie, Church of Christ minister.

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Cora Lee Conant
Jul 15, 1924 - Jul 16, 1931

3 CHILDREN DROWNED
Youngsters in Wading Slipped Off Into Deep
Water Near Angus
Three children were drowned in a tank near Angus late this afternoon while in Wading and two others narrowly escaped death.
The dead are:
MARY ETHEL CONANT, aged ten years.
ETTA DORISE CONANT, aged eight years.
CORA LEE CONANT, aged seven years.
Mary Ethel and Dorise are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Conant while Cora Lee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant.
The accident occurred about 4 o’clock this afternoon.
The Sutherland ambulance received the call and rushed to the scene with a pulmotor but all efforts to revive the victims failed.
Five children were in wading in the tank when they slipped into a deep hole.
Two of the children were rescued by Mrs. Fred Conant, who was fishing at the tank while the children waded in the water.
The bodies of the three children were brought to Corsicana by the Sutherland ambulance.
The Conant families have resided in the Angus community for many years and are well known throughout the county.
The accident occurred at the B. T. Phipps farm a half a mile west of Angus.
Two children were rescued by Mrs. Fred Conant, Mary Elizabeth Conant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant, and Homer Fred Conant, son of Fred Conant, who waded into the water after the quintet while Alva Ray, 12 year-old-son of Fred Conant, sped toward Angus and adjacent homes to call for aid, Mrs. Conant could not swim, but managed to pull the two into safety.
Mrs. Conant stated a short time after the tragedy that it was about fifteen minutes before any aid arrived.
The Fred Conant family resided near the Phipps tank.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant have two daughters and one son remaining—Alta Mae, 17; Adam, 12; and Mary Elizabeth who was rescued.
Fred Conant has three sons, Alva Ray, 12; Homer Fred, who was rescued, and the little son who Mrs. Conant had in her arms at the time of the accident.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 16, 1931

VIOLENT DEATHS IN TEXAS NUMEROUS DURING THURSDAY PLANE CRASH KILLS FOUR, THREE DROWNED, LIGHTNING AND AUTO ONE EACH

The three Conant children were drowned in a tank near Angus, Navarro county. Mary Ethel and Etta Dorise Conant were sisters, and Cora Lee Conant was their cousin.
They were members of a party of five children who were wading in the tank. Mrs. Conant, mother of Etta Dorise and Mary Ethel, was able to carry two of the struggling children, her son, Homer Fred, and her niece, Mary Francis Conant, to safety.
The children were said to have walked unsuspectingly into deep water.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 17, 1931

TRIPLE FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY FOR DROWNED TRIO THREE LITTLE GIRLS LOST LIVES IN TANK NEAR ANGUS THURSDAY P. M.
Triple funeral services for the three little Conant girls, two sisters and their cousin, whose deaths occurred by drowning Thursday afternoon in the B. T. Phipps tank, about a half mile east of Angus shortly before 4 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon from the home of H. W. Taylor, 906 West Ninth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.
The three girls were in a party of five children wading in the Phipps tank while Mrs. Fred Conant, step-mother of two of the girls, was fishing. The children were holding hands and did not know they were in dangerous water, and slipped into a deep section of the tank, which was estimated at 15 or 18 feet deep.
The three dead are:
MARY ETHEL CONANT, aged 10 years.
ETTA DORISE CONANT, aged eight years,
CORA LEE CONANT, aged seven years.
The two older children were daughters of Fred Conant and the younger was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conant.
When the accident occurred, Mrs. Conant, with her little son in her arms waded into the water and rescued Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Harry Conant, and Homer Fred, son of Fred Conant, while Alva Ray Conant, 12, son of Fred Conant, sped toward Angus to spread the alarm.
Efforts to Revive Fail.
Mrs. Conant said that it was about 15 minutes or longer before anyone arrived to aid. It was reported that the bodies were taken from the deep portion of the tank. Physicians and Sutherland ambulance with a pulmotor sped to the scene of the tragedy, but all efforts to revive the three little girls were unsuccessful.
The bodies were prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home and were taken to the Taylor home late Thursday night.
The news of the tragedy spread rapidly and within a short time scores of people from Angus and neighboring farms had gathered at the tank.
Both Conant families have resided in the Angus community for many years and lived on farms near the Phipps farm.
Surviving Mary Ethel and Etta Doris Conant are their father and step-mother, and three brothers, Alva Ray, Homer Fred and the baby brother. Surviving Cora Lee Conant are her parents, two sisters, Alva Mae and Mary Elizabeth; and one brother, Adam Conant, all of the Angus community, and other relatives.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker of Waxahachie, Church of Christ minister.

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Robert Eugene Conant
Sep 18, 1917 - Feb 12, 1965

Hold Services For R. E. Conant
Graveside rites for Robert Eugene Conant, 47, who died in Bastrop Thursday following an extended illness, will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery. Earlier services were held at the First Methodist church in Bastrop of which he was a member.
The services here will be conducted by Dr. J. W. Ford, Methodist district superintendent, and Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Conant had been administrator of the F. A. Orgain Memorial hospital in Bastrop since May 1959. He was a native of Wichita Falls and a veteran of World War II. He formerly resided in Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, two sons Allan and Joel Conant, Bastrop; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Highnote, Dallas; two grandchildren, parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Conant, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. M. C. Alcorn, Dallas; a nephew, Ronald Ayres, Vista, Calif., and other relatives.
McCammon directs.

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Mable Kirk “Kirksey” (Wood) Permenter
Aug 13, 1879 - Mar 15, 1975

Mrs. Permenter
Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mable Kirk Permenter, 95, resident of Houston, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Frank Williams and Rev. Luthur Crawford were to officiate, with burial following in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She was a native of Dawson, resident of Houston 40 years, and had been in Corsicana since
Feb. 3. She was also a member of the Methodist Church.
Her husband, Charles L. Permenter preceded her in death Jan. 16. Survivors include four nephews, J. R. Hipps of Silsbee, Dr. H. E. Hipps of Waco, Tom Hipps of Marlin, and Marshall
Wood of Beaumont; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. H.C. Conant of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were to be T. G. Haynes, Thelbert Percivall, W. D. Bennett, George Chappell, Mose Swindell, and Jerry Tramel.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 17, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Lafayette Permenter; d/o William Baty Wood and Sarah Almerine (Turnbo) Wood buried in Dawson cemetery

Charles Lafayette Permenter
Jul 28, 1890 - Jan 16, 1975

C. L. Permenter
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Charles L. Permenter, 84, resident of Houston, who died Thursday in Evergreen Nursing Home.
Rev. Frank Williams and Rev. Luther Crawford will officiate, and burial will be at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
He was a native of Brazoria County, a retired pharmacist, a veteran of World War I, and a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his widow of Houston, a sister, Mrs. H. C. Conant of Corsicana; three nieces of Corsicana, Mrs. Hallie Dennis, Mrs. Alta Mae Carr, and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Creech.

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Noama Lucille Wagley
Dec 25, 1931 - Jan 9, 2009

Lucille Wagley, 77, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Sam Dilbeck officiating.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sarah Modeanie Holley
Aug 31, 1924 - Oct 12, 2009

Sarah Modeanie Holley, 85, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Plemon Arie officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edmundo Zavala
Nov 27, 1927 - Nov 19, 2009

Edmundo Zavala, 81, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, November 19, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday November 22, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 23, at The Word Church with the Rev. Soloman Zamora officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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David Sampson Long
Oct 20, 1949 - June 6, 2009

David Sampson Long, 59, of Athens passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009, in Athens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Vickie Lynn Thomas
Aug 15, 1956 - Oct 19, 1960

Thomas Child
Dies Wednesday
Vickie Lynn Thomas, four year-old-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas of Frost and Corsicana, died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, and Rev. Billie Burke, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.
The body will lie in state at the McCormick Funeral service until the funeral hour.
Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thomas, Frost, and S. G. Ivie of Corsicana, and several uncles, aunts and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Warren Stephenson, Melvin Roy Kendall, Mack Turner and Darrell Smithey.

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Imy A. Rice
Jan 21, 1882 - Mar 16, 1960

Miss Imy Rice
Rites Thursday
FROST, March 17 — (Spl)— Funeral services for Miss Imy Rice, 78, native of Frost, who died at Terrell Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the McCormick Chapel here with burial in the Frost cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Herman Rice, pastor of the Ferris Avenue Baptist church in Waxahachie, a nephew, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
Surviving are a brother, E, C. Rice, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. D. M. McClure, Union City, Tenn., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Miss Rice was the daughter of the late Judge T. B. Rice, an early-day mayor and justice of the peace of this community.

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Iven Aaron “Ive” Sanders
Feb 21, 1887 - Mar 26, 1960

I. A. Sanders
Rites Sunday
FROST, March 28 (Spl.) — Funeral services for Iven Aaron Sanders, 77, native of Cross Roads southeast of town were held from the Frost Baptist church Sunday at 3 p. m. with burial in Frost cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, assisted by Rev. Harold Thompson, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Sanders, a former mayor, retired grocer, land-owner and rancher, was found dead at his home Saturday morning.
A coroner's verdict by Dr. J. J. Sheppard, justice of the peace, said death was from natural causes. He had been dead several hours when the body was discovered by Fred Moore who went by to see about him.
Sanders was the son of the late R. J. Sanders, pioneer rancher, farmer and banker of this area.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rolland Sanders, Big Lake; a brother, W. J. Sanders, San Angelo; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Dallas; Mrs. Lucy Whorton, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Lorena Moore, Ennis; and number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Rex Patterson, E. M. Sheppard, Joe Parum, J. C. Young, J. O. Williams and Doyle Mitchell.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Fannie (Wilson) Hampton
Dec 23, 1882 - Mar 21, 1960

Mrs. Hampton
Rites Tuesday
FROST, March 22—(Spl.)—Mrs. Fannie Hampton, 78, life-long resident of this community, died at her home Monday following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, and Rev. Harold Thompson, pastor of the Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, Charlie Hampton, Frost; a brother, Henry Wilson, Frost, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were W. B. Denn, Jack Harrington, Pete Sharp, James Mitchell, Joe Brown and Rex Patterson.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Werdna Mae Scott
Nov. 13, 1921 - Feb. 9, 1943

Werdna Mae Scott
Died Early Tuesday
Wernda Mae Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Scott, died at the family home in Frost at an early hour Tuesday morning.
Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at Frost.
Miss Scott received a broken back and other injuries in an automobile accident several miles north of Frost in Ellis county last year.
Surviving are the parents, sister, grandmother, Mrs. Charles Searcy, all of Frost and a brother Charles Searcy Scott, U. S. Army, and other relatives.

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Donna Kay English
Jul 11, 1941 - Mar 3, 1943

Little Girl Died
Near Frost Early
Wednesday Morning
Donna Kay English, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. English of near Frost, died at the family home early Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements were not known here Wednesday afternoon.
Surviving are the parents, a brother and a sister.

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Ella Eva (McClure) Comer
Jan 1882 - Feb 11, 1972

Mrs. Comer
BLOOMING GROVE - Mrs. Ella E. Comer, 90, resident of Blooming Grove for 40 years, died early Friday in an Italy nursing home. She was a native of Bentonville, Ark. Her husband, Joseph Comer, preceded her in death in 1960.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday here at the Central Baptist Church of which she was a member.
The Rev. Ronnie Chesser, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Frost cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Mrs. Aubrey Daniels of Huntsville, Ala., and Mrs. Marguerite Butler of Temple, and several nieces and nephews.

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Joseph Smith "Joe" Comer
Jun 9, 1902 - Feb 9, 1962

Joe S. Comer
Dies Friday
BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 10 (Spl.)—Joe S. Comer, Jr., naive of Alabama but long-time
Blooming Grove resident, died in Memorial hospital Friday following an extended illness. He was 59.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Central Baptist church here with Rev. Homer V. Sutherland, Jr., pastor, and Willie Hamlin, Kerens Church of Christ minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Frost cemetery.
A native of Cherry Tree, Ga., Comer was born June 9, 1902, but had resided in Blooming Grove for the past 30 years.
He was a heavy machine operator and formerly worked for the county for about 20 years was connected with contractors for a number of years.
Survivors, other than his widow of Blooming Grove, are his mother, Mrs. Joe Comer, Sr., Powder Springs, Ga.; four brothers, John, Grant, Ciscero and Albert Comer, all of Powder Springs, Ga.; five sisters, all of Powder Springs, Ga., and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Ben Shell, W. E. Smithen, George Magee, C. C. Lusk, Drew Gillen, Sammie Saunders, Robert Bryant and Jake Hunt.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Lula (Cook) Crouch
Jan 6, 1883 - Sep 24, 1946

FROST RESIDENT DIED EARLY TODAY FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
Mrs. E. L. Crouch, aged 63 years, of Frost died early Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
Surviving are her husband of Frost; two daughters, Mrs. Jerome Finch, Mertens, and Mrs. Granville Barham, Hillsboro; a son, Jack Crouch, Frost; four sisters, Mrs. Bun Willis, Brownsville; Mrs. Albert Shores, Milford; Mrs. Clarence Sparkman, Garden City, and Mrs. Jim Robertson, Slaton; a brother, Allen Cook, Phoenix, Ariz., and three grandchildren.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Othel C. Morris
Nov 16, 1893 - Jul 5, 1926

PROMINENT FROST FARMER DIED AFTER
TWO WEEKS’ ILLNESS
Special to the Sun.
Frost, July 6.—Opha C. Morris, age 33 years, prominent farmer who lived about two miles west of this city died Monday afternoon in a hospital at Waxahachie after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at his residence and were conducted by Rev. H. B. Landrum, Methodist minister.
He is survived by his wife and three children, one by a former marriage.

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Thomas Cole Smith Hooser
Sep 27, 1898 - Jun 7, 1974

T. S. Hooser

FROST—Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Frost Baptist Church for Thomas Smith Hooser Sr., 75, resident of Frost, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Walter Goodnight and Rev. Buddy Stegman will officiate, and burial will be at Frost cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost. He was the father of Charles Hooser, chairman of the board of the State National Bank in Corsicana.
He was a deacon at the Frost Baptist Church, member of the Halbert Masonic Lodge, a
retired farmer and a rancher.
He was former mayor of Frost and past member of the Frost School Board.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha Haden Hooser of Frost; two sons, Thomas S. Hooser of Milford and Charles Haden Hooser of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Kitt of Frost and Mrs. Elsie Bennett both of Frost; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Jeff Austin Sr., Weldon Holley, Chester Sprinkle, Earl Moore, Pat Neill, J.C. Green, Otto Brittian, and Edward Brittian.

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Maggie Lou (Hooser) Jordon-Collins
Nov 23, 1890 - Oct. 14, 1974

Mrs. Maggie Collins
Funeral Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maggie Collins, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Evergreen Nursing Home.
Rev. Frank Williams was to officiate, with burial to follow at Frost.
Survivors include a daughter, four grandsons including C. B. Collins of El Paso; a brother, Tull Hooser of Corpus Christi; and two sisters.

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Melissa Jane Cora (Monts) Moore
Dec 1, 1853 - Dec 13, 1943

MRS. CORA MOORE DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL AT FROST

Mrs. Cora Moore, age 90 years died at the home of her son, Fred Moore, at Frost last night. Funeral arrangements are not complete, but will be held from the Methodist church at Frost with Rev. T. D. Ellis conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Fred Moore, Frost; Ed Moore, Frost; three daughters, Mrs. W. D. Downey, Plainview; Mrs. R. L. Reese, Abilene; Mrs. Q. D. Keathley, Dallas and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Rites Thursday For Aged Resident Frost Community

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Moore, age 90 years, who died at Frost Monday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church at Frost. Rev. T. D. Ellis conducted the rites. Burial was in Frost cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, three daughters, and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Aged Frost Woman To Be Buried There Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Moore, aged 90 years, who died at Frost Monday night, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church at Frost. Rev. T. D. Ellis will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Frost cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, three daughters, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Lloyd Singleton Davidson
Feb 24, 1901 - Aug 23, 1943

Frost Farmer Dies
Of Accident Injuries
HILLSBORO, Aug. 24.—(AP)—Funeral services for Lloyd S. Davidson, aged 42 years, Frost farmer, who died in a local hospital Monday, will be held Thursday at Frost. He died of injuries sustained when his car struck a pile of corn at Malone, Hill county, Thursday night.

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Henry Elba “Dink” Mitchell
Jul 2, 1885 - Jul 5, 1943

Well Known Frost
Farmer Died Monday

H. E. (Dink) Mitchell, well-known farmer of the Frost community, died Monday at 6 p.m., following an illness of about two years.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed Tuesday morning pending the arrival of his son James Mitchell, U. S. Army, Corpus Christi.
Surviving are his wife of Frost, one son, mother, Mrs. Jane "Granny" Mitchell, Frost; a brother J. Luther Mitchell; three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Holcomb and Miss Katherine Mitchell, all of Frost, and Mrs. Will Mitchell, Oklahoma, and other relatives, including a nephew, Earl Mitchell and a niece, Mrs. Walter Hayes, both of Corsicana.
McCormick Funeral Service is in charge.

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William Jordon Holcomb
Sep 29, 1865 - Feb 2, 1943

PROMINENT FROST RESIDENT PASSED WAY ON TUESDAY

William J. Holcomb, aged 77 years, resident of the Frost community for more than 50 years, prominent in church and fraternal circles, died at his home in Frost Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.
Funeral services were held from the Frost Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. D. Ellis, pastor of the church; Rev. W. V. Bane of Wortham, former pastor of the Frost church, and Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
Mr. Holcomb was superintendent of the Methodist Sunday school for years and was prominent in WOW lodge circles.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; two daughters, Mrs. John D. Ramsey, Mart, and Mrs. Walter Hayes, Corsicana; a son, Raymond Holcomb, Munday, Texas, and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dave Ponder, J. A. Merrell, J. A. Jones, W. V. Harrison, Roy Searcy and E. Bryan. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Margaret Catherine (Perry) Honea
Oct 12, 1865 - Jan 27, 1943

FROST RESIDENT DIED WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Mrs. Margaret Catherine Honea, aged 77 years, died at Frost Wednesday, Jan. 27. Funeral rites were held from the Frost Baptist church Thursday with burial in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are three sons. Rev. C. A. Honea, Tyler; H. E. Honea, Corsicana, and J. W. Honea, Frost; six daughters, Mrs. Lee Clark, Mrs. Oscar Berryman, Mrs. Sue Whitfield, Mrs. Ollie Campbell, Mrs. Bill Hambrick and Mrs. Birdie Shelton.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Young Henry Greer
Feb 23, 1878 - Dec 7, 1943

PIONEER MERCHANT OF FROST BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FROST, Dec. 20.—(Spl)—Funeral services for Y. H. Greer, pioneer merchant here were held from the Frost Baptist church Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. Mr. Greer became ill Tuesday and died in the Navarro Clinic in Corsicana Thursday night.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Louisa Greer and Mrs. Allie Strain, both of Frost and a number of other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Josephine (Ivy) Benton
May 6, 1878 - Dec 20, 1943

Waco Woman Was Buried in Frost Cemetery Thursday
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Frost Methodist church for Mrs. Josephine Benton, aged 65 years, who died at her home, 603 South Eleventh street, Waco, Monday morning. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mamie Fuller, Waco; Mrs. Estelle Denton, Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Josie Mae Greenlee, Wharton; four sons, Talmadge Benton, Odessa; Willie Benton, Waco; James Benton, Ireland, Ill., and Pvt. Ivy Benton, Fresno, Calif.; three brothers, Henry Ivy, Athens; Reed and Jim Ivy, both of Collinville; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Robert Davis Matlock
Jul 19, 1915 - July 30, 1926

LAD DROWNED IN TANK NEAR FROST FRIDAY EVENING

DAVIS MATLOCK GOT BEYOND DEPTH AND DROWNED BEFORE AID CAME

Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas. July 31.—Davis Matlock, aged 11 years, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Matlock of this city, was drowned late Friday evening in Shepherd’s tank on the eastern outskirts of Frost, while in bathing with two little sisters and another small child. The lad got beyond his depth and was dead before aid could reach him.
Funeral services occurred Saturday afternoon from the home of his parents with burial in the Frost cemetery. Rev. N. L. Range, pastor of the Baptist church at Frost, conducted the funeral services.
The lad, who was small for his age, was the son of one of the most popular families in the Frost community and the tragedy has brought gloom and sorrow to many homes here. Dr. John W. Matlock has been a leading citizen of Frost for many years.

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Frost Boy Drowned

Last Friday afternoon while in swimming with boy friends in a tank near their home Robert Davis Matlock age 11 years and 11 days drowned before aid could be secured.

After the boy was recovered from the water a pullmotor was rushed out from Corsicana but was a few minutes too late to be of any assistance.

Robert Davis was the youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Matlock of Frost. Funeral services were held in the residence Saturday afternoon and interment in the Frost cemetery.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Aug 6, 1926
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
     

 


Jennie (Utley) McRee
abt 1857 - Aug 15, 1926

MRS. JENNIE M’CREE DIED HERE SUNDAY BURIAL AT FROST

WAS MEMBER OF SUN-LIGHT CORRESPONDENTS FOR MANY YEARS
Mrs. Jennie McCree, aged 69 years, 11 months and one day, died at the family residence at the corner West Eleventh avenue and South Eighteenth street, Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock and the remains were taken to Frost Monday for interment. The funeral services were held at Frost at 10:30 o’clock.
She is survived by her husband J. T. McCree and two children Johnny McCree and Mrs. John Mackey, both of Corsicana.
Mrs. McCree for a number of years, when the Sun-Light Chats organization was at its height wrote for the Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Morning Light under the pen name of “Topsy” and not only recorded the happenings of her immediate neighborhood in a breezy and newsy manner, but also wrote interestingly of the current topics of the day. She was one of the most popular and most faithful of the “Chats” and was always a leader in the annual picnics of that organization that were held for many years. In the passing of Mrs. McCree a real mother in Israel has gone to her reward and her reward will indeed be great for she scattered sunshine and happiness throughout her life, and was always to be found ministering to someone less fortunate than herself.

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William Ira Honea
Oct 23, 1906 - Sep 23, 1926

YOUNG MAN DIED NEAR FROST LATE THURSDAY, AFTERNOON
Special to the Sun.
Frost, Sept. 24—Ira Honea, aged 21 died at his home about three and one-half miles south of this city Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Funeral services were held at the Frost cemetery where the body was interred Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
He is survived by his wife and one child, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Honea, and several brothers and sisters.
The deceased had lived in the Frost community all his life.

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Anna (Sheppard) Bennett
Jan 24, 1883 - Jan 3, 1926

Died Sunday Night; Remains Sent Frost

Mrs. Anna Bennett, aged 43 years, died at 921 South Fourteenth street, Sunday night at 7 o’clock and the remains were shipped to Frost Monday morning and were interred Monday afternoon. Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church, Corsicana, conducted the services.

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Homer Lee Lamb
May 18, 1902 - Feb 5, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HOMER LAMB AT FROST SATURDAY

REMAINS REACHED CORSICANA SATURDAY MORNING VIA INTERUBAN
Funeral services for Homer Lamb, 23 years old, who lost his life at Dallas Friday when he fell into a tank car of gasoline were held at the Baptist church at Frost at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The body arrived in Corsicana Saturday morning via the interurban, and was taken to the home of Mrs. H. B. Jones, grandmother of the deceased, 321 West Seventh avenue. The funeral cortege left Corsicana shortly after noon. Bank Sutherland, Corsicana undertaker, had charge of the funeral.
Mr. Lamb was drowned in a tank car partially filled with gasoline. The accident happened at the Simms Oil Company refinery in West Dallas, where he was employed, about 8 o’clock, or soon after he had gone to work for the day. With other workmen Mr. Lamb was engaged in unloading the tank car when the drain valve became stuck and he was endeavoring to adjust it. While standing in the car dome working with the valve, the man was overcome by gas fumes from the contents and fell helplessly to the bottom. The body was fished out with grapple-hooks.
Deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lamb, Dawson; two brothers, Coleman and Marell Lamb and two sisters, Mrs. Albrin Tanner and Louise Lamb, also of Dawson; his grandmother, Mrs. H. B. Jones, Corsican, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lamb had been working at the Dallas Refinery of the Simms Oil Company for the past month. For a time he was employed at the Metcalf Roller Rink here and worked for the Magnolia and Humble Companies here at different times.

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In Memoriam.
Written in memory of our son and brother, Homer L. Lamb, who was born on May 18, 1903, near Frost, Navarro County, Texas, and died Feb. 5, 1926. He was employed by the Simms Oil Co., at Dallas, Texas. He had gone to work at 7 o’clock Friday morning and at 7:15 was overcome by gas fumes and then drowned in a tank car of gasoline and death was instantaneous. He had formerly been employed by the Magnolia Oil Co. at Corsicana, where many of his friends live. Relatives or friends never dreamed that death was so near. He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lamb, Mrs. O. R. Tanner, Coleman Lamb, myself and Louise Lamb all of Dawson.
Homer was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Dawson, joining there in 1922. His funeral was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Howell of Corsicana and the Rev. Mr. Etherige of Milford, in the Baptist Church at Frost on Feb. 6, at 3 p.m.
There was a large crowd of sorrowing friends and many beautiful flowers were placed on his grave to show the love of his friends had for him.
We don’t believe there was ever a sadder death or greater shock than when this sad news was received. We know that the old must soon pass away, but it seems that when one is young and full of vigor that we can not realize that without a moment’s warning, that they, too, must pass from this world to try the realities of the Great Beyond. He was just blooming into manhood, was just 23 years, 8 months and 18 days old and it seemed to us that a long and useful life was before him, but alas, he is gone, but we trust to a far better place than this and that today he is at rest and is awaiting for the time when the grave’s will give up their dead bodies and the spirit will return to the God who gave it and the body will put on immortality and body and spirit will then be united and will ever praise the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life to ransom our friend and all others who will accept Him as their Savior as he did.
Close to the side of my Savior divine,
Letting Him lead me along.
Wonderful gladness and sunshine is mine,
Always my soul has a song.
Life is so pleasant when Jesus is near,
Bright is the light of His smile;
Trusting completely in Him I can hear,
Whispers of love all the while.
He will uphold me till Heaven I see,
Keep me His own by His grace;
Then in his presence I always shall be,
Bright with the light of His face.
His body was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Frost. Tender sympathies are extended to the bereaved.
Our loved one has passed away,
To that bright sinless world above.
A Christian life he lived while here
He trusted in the Savior’s love.
He now has crossed the chilly tide,
Into the realms of pure delight
And dwells with Christ in Heaven’s home
Where cometh no more shades of night.
He’s resting now within His care,
With all the happy blood-washed throng,
With saints and angels there to dwell,
And ever praise the Lord in song.
We hope one day to meet him there.
In yonder mansions bright above,
And with him ever sing the praise
Of Jesus’ great redeeming love.
--Brother

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Alford Wiley Scott
Dec 16, 1879 - Mar 4, 1946

Funeral Held For Alford W. Scott
Funeral services for Alford Wiley Scott, 66, of Alvarado, who died at the home of a sister, Mrs. I. A. Sanders, at Frost, Monday were held Tuesday morning with burial in the Frost cemetery. He had been visiting his sister three weeks.

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Otis Duane Hill
Feb 14, 1927 - Aug 16, 1946

Frost Serviceman Is
Said Dead In Japan
FROST, Aug. 24.—(AP)—Mr. and
Mrs. Otis Hill received a cablegram Tuesday that their son, Otis D. Hill, had died in a hospital in Japan on August 16. Death was ascribed to injuries received at an earlier date.

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FROST RITES FOR SOLDIER-DIED IN JAPAN, AUGUST '46
FROST, May 1.—(Spl.)—Cpl. Otis Duane Hill, aged 19 years, U. S. Army, died August 16, 1946, in Japan.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Interment was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hill, and grandparents.

Pallbearers were Earl Gene Moore, Billie Thomas Johnson, Jack Burns, Coleman Ponder, Jr., Ramsey Fields and Donald Harrington. Hill was serving with the U. S. Army Engineers.

It is believed here that Hill is the first Navarro County soldier returned from overseas under the army's program of returning the dead. The body arrived at a West Coast port of embarkation, April 18, and arrived in Frost Monday, April 28, escorted from Japan by 1-Sgt. R. H. Foster. Suggs-Ellis Post No. 171, American Legion, Frost, provided an honor guard from arrival to burial.

McCormick's Funeral Service directed.

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James Howard Smithey
May 4, 1922 - Mar 29, 1973

J.H. Smithey
FROST — James H. Smithey, 50, of Euless died early Thursday morning in Dallas.
Funeral services are to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Mertens with the Rev. Joe Walts, Fort Worth Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
He was a veteran of WW II, member of the Mertens Baptist Church and Mertens Masonic Lodge, and was employed as a sheet metal operator for LTV in Dallas.
Survivors include his widow, Johnnie, of the home; two sons, Danny and Mike Smithey, both of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Jo Hughes of Mesquite; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Smithey of Frost; three brothers, Paul Smithey of Grand Prairie, John K. Smithey of Corpus Christi, and Lee Smithey of Duncanville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Williams of Waco, and Mrs. Jo Ann Williams of Austin; and two grandchildren.

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Alma Juel (Hooser) Germany-Goodwin
Feb 12, 1896 - Apr 16, 1973

Mrs. Goodwin
ENNIS—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Keever Mortuary Chapel in Ennis for Mrs. Wesley Goodwin, 77, who died Monday morning in Ennis Nursing Home.
Burial will be in Frost cemetery, with Rev. Richard Moody, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Ennis, and Rev. James H. Aldridge of Frost to officiate. Funeral arrangements are by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
She was born Feb. 12, 1896 in Frost, and came to Ennis 32 years ago as the representative of the Texas State Department of Public Welfare, retiring in 1961. In October 1944 she married Wesley Goodwin of Ennis. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. JoAnn Germany Magee of Vacaville, Calif.; two stepsons, Lt. Col. William E. Goodwin, Tokyo, Japan, and Robert E. Goodwin of Pasadena, Tex.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Kiett, and Mrs. W. F. Bonnett, both of Frost; and a brother, Tom Hooser of Frost.

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Andy Patterson "Pat" Cook
Jul 29, 1906 - Feb 10, 1973

A. P. Cook
A. P. Cook, 66, a resident of Frost for the past 60 years, died in his home in Frost at about 7 a.m. Saturday.
Services will be at 2 p. m. Monday at Frost Methodist Church with the Rev. James Lane officiating. Burial will be in Frost cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Frost.
He was born July 29, 1906, in Tennessee. He was a farmer in Frost many years and was married to Octa Williams in January, 1939, in Frost. He was a member of the Frost Methodist Church and I. O. O. F. Lodge and was a Woodman of the World.
Survivors include his widow of Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Nonie Crawford of Dallas, Mrs. Emma Bailey of Arlington, and Mrs. Alta Moore of Frost; and several nieces and nephews.

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Ronald Ray "Ronnie" Williams
Jul 22, 1952 - Sep 7, 1973

Man Found Shot in Frost
The Navarro County Sheriff's Office and Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton Saturday were still investigating the shooting death of Ronnie Williams, 21-year-old resident of Frost, who was found dead at his home by friends at 12:20 p.m. Saturday with a gunshot wound to the side of his head.
Deputy Bryan Dunagan, one of the officers investigating the shooting, reported that Williams was shot with a 20 gauge shot gun at the temple and death was believed to have taken place Thursday night.
Sheriff Jerry Shelton was unavailable for comment, Tipton reported that he had not returned an inquest verdict.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Frost Methodist Church with burial to follow at Frost cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

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R. Williams
FROST — Funeral services for Ronald Ray Williams, 21, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Frost Methodist Church, with Rev. James Aldridge of Frost Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Frost cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home. Exact time of death, caused by a gunshot wound, has not been determined.
Williams is survived by his mother, Mrs. Eva Williams of Italy; one brother, Henry Williams of Whitney; and three sisters, Mrs. Harley Stanley of May Pearl, Mrs. Roy McRay of Houston, and Mrs. Robert Keele of Duncanville.

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Man Found Shot in Frost
The Navarro County Sheriff's Office and Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton Saturday were still investigating the shooting death of Ronnie Williams, 21-year-old resident of Frost, who was found dead at his home by friends at 12:20 p.m. Saturday with a gunshot wound to the side of his head.
Deputy Bryan Dunagan, one of the officers investigating the shooting, reported that Williams was shot with a 20 gauge shot gun at the temple and death was believed to have taken place Thursday night.
Sheriff Jerry Shelton was unavailable for comment, Tipton reported that he had not returned an inquest verdict.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Frost Methodist Church with burial to follow at Frost cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

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Jane Elizabeth "Janie" Kenner
May 10, 1848 - May 20, 1920

VENERABLE LADY PASSED AWAY

Had Been a Resident of Navarro
County for Fifty-nine Years

Mrs. Jennie Elizabeth Kenner, widow of the late William F. Kenner, aged seventy-nine years, died at her home here yesterday, and the remains were interred at Chatfield this afternoon at 3 o'clock, after funeral services here at the home at 12:30 conducted by Rev. John Mullin and Rev. C. H. Booth, and at the grave by Rev. A. C. Parker of Dallas.

The services were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
The deceased was born at Merriettsburg, Ky., May 10, 1841, and was married to William F. Kenner in Missouri, June 7, 1859. They moved to Texas and settled at Chatfield in 1861 where they resided until shortly after the Civil War, when they returned to Missouri. They remained in
Missouri only a few years, when they returned to Chatfield and resided there continuously until the death of Mr. Kenner a few years ago.

The deceased united with the Christian church at the age of fourteen, and from that date to her death remained a consistent member of that church.
The deceased was the mother of ten children, eight of whom survive her, P. B. Kenner, Mrs. Cyrus Moores and Mrs. Ernest Phillips of Waxahachie; W. N. Kenner of Powell. Mrs. Mack Parks of Dallas; W. R. Kenner, R. F. Kenner and Mrs Leon Guynes of: Corsicana.
In addition to her own family Mrs. Kenner raised two nephews, sons of a deceased sister, and another nephew and niece, the children of a brother.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - March 23, 1920
  • w/o William Fitzgerald Kenner married June 7, 1859 d/o R. B. Miller and unk (Haskins) Miller
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Pitts Moore
Jul 17, 1870 - Mar 21, 1954

W. P. Moore, 83, Expires Sunday, Services Monday Funeral services for W. P. Moore, 83, who died Sunday afternoon in the Navarro County Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness, were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Emmett cemetery.
The services were conducted by the Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost church assisted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptisl church, Corsicana, and the Rev. M. O. Cheek, Waco.
A native of Tennessee. Moore came to Navarro county in 1875 with his parents, the late G. E. Moores, and was reared in the Drane community. He moved to Emmett in 1888 where he married Miss Mary Dell Bills July 26, 1896. In 1917 the couple moved to Hubbard, Hill county, where they made their home until 1937 when they returned to Emmett.
Moving to Frost in December 1941, he had made his home there since that time.
A retired farmer, Moore has been a member of the Baptist church and the WOW Lodge for more than 50 years.
Surviving are his wife, Frost; three sons, Paul Moore, Corsicana; Ben H. Moore, Houston; R. B. (Buster) Moore, Pasadena, Texas; two daughters, Miss Mayme Moore, Corsicana; Mrs. W. R. Carmichael, Bryan; 11 grandchildren; a brother, I. L. Moore, Mustang; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Conway, Abilene, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Mrs. Moore, 84, Dies Thursday; Rites Friday
Mrs. Mary D. Moore, 84, of Frost, widow of the late W. P. Moore, died shortly before noon Thursday in the Renfro Rest Home in Waxahachie after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Frost Baptist church Friday at 4 p.m., conducted by the Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor and the Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Church, Corsicana.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.
Surviving are three sons, Paul Moore, Managing Editor of the Corsicana Sun; Ben H. Moore, and R. B. (Buster) Moore, Pasadena; two daughters Miss Mayme Moore, Corsicana Senior High teacher; and Mrs. W. R. Carmichael, Huntsville; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a brother, L. G. Bills of Loving, Young County; a sister, Mrs. I. L. Moore, of Mustang, Denton County, and other relatives.
She was born at Emmett in Navarro County, December 18, 1877, and resided there until 1917 when she and her family moved to Hubbard. They returned to Emmett in 1937 and four years later moved to Frost.
Mrs. Moore was a member of the Frost Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Emmett cemetery.

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