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Rial Williams
Apr 30, 1848 - Nov 8, 1928

Aged Resident of Frost Passed Away Thursday Morning
FROST, Nov. 8.-(Spl.)—R. Williams, aged about 75 years, died here Thursday morning at 2:30 and funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Frost cemetery.

He is survived by one son, George Williams of Stamford; two daughters, Mrs. A. P. Thompson, Hillsboro. and Mrs. Murphy of Frost, with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife some time ago.

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Ethan Allen Scott
Feb 11, 1861 - Jul 30, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. SCOTT HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for E. Scott, aged 65 years, native of Navarro county, well-known stockman of the Richland community, who died at his home Monday morning at 11:40 o’clock with interment in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and one brother, J. M. Scott, Frost, and other relatives.

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Thomas Butler Rice
Oct 22, 1847 - Feb 17, 1928

AGED RESIDENT OF FROST BURIED THERE SATURDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, Feb. 18.—(Spl.)—T. B. Rice, age 81 years died at his home here Friday afternoon and funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. N. L. Range, Baptist minister, at the home of the deceased. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Rice had been a resident here for a number of years and was prominently identified with the business interest of the city.

He is survived by his wife and five children, Leonard Rice, Leonard; Claude Rice, Malone; Mrs. Bessie McClure, Teague; Mrs. Lula Kelton, Dallas, and Miss Amy Rice, Frost.

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Alice Cornelia (Way) Busby
Apr 23, 1864 - Dec 28, 1928

FROST WOMAN IS BURIED SATURDAY AFTERNOON THERE
FROST, Dec. 29. (Spl.) Mrs. B. T. Busby, age 64 years, died at the home of her brother, Lee Way about three miles south of here, at 9:30 Friday night. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. Obie Nelson of Mt. Calm.

She is survived by four children.

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Sarah Ann "Sallie" (English) Blythe
Nov 28, 1871 - Nov 7, 1928

Frost Woman Died Wednesday Morning
FROST, Nov. 7.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Sallie Bly, wife of H. L. Bly, aged 55 years, died at her home here Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon with burial in the Frost cemetery. The hour for the funeral has not been announced, pending word from relatives.

Mrs. Blythe is survived by her husband, two daughters, two sons, a step-daughter and step-son.

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Florence Hardin, [TWIN]
Jan 15, 1919 - Apr 2, 1919

Twin Babies Were Buried Wednesday.
The 3 months old twin girls of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hardin of Frost, were buried in the same coffin Wednesday. Both died of pneumonia. The first to go passed away Sunday night and it’s interment was postponed because of the serious illness of the second, and it passed away Tuesday and their interment followed Wednesday.

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Maudine Hardin, [TWIN]
Jan 15, 1919 - Mar 31, 1919

Twin Babies Were Buried Wednesday.
The 3 months old twin girls of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hardin of Frost, were buried in the same coffin Wednesday. Both died of pneumonia. The first to go passed away Sunday night and it’s interment was postponed because of the serious illness of the second, and it passed away Tuesday and their interment followed Wednesday.

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Martha Adaline "Addie" (Moore) Harper
Oct 27, 1887 - May 14, 1952

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Harper
Mrs. Martha A. Harper, 67, died at her home in Frost Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Frost Methodist church Thursday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Milton Slayden officiating. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, F. M. Harper of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Eula Merrell of Santa Ana Calif.; two sons, Erwin Harper and J. F. Harper, both of Frost; two brothers, T. F. Moore of New Albany, Miss., and T. M. Moore of Guthrie, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Dora Hayes, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill and Irvin Moore, both of Frost; Jewell Smith and Grover Smith, both of Frost Harvey Hayes and Horace Hayes both of Corsicana.

McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Fred Hightower
Dec 8, 1895 - Jun 14, 1952

 

Obituary moved to his Biography Page


Marvin Darrell Young
Apr 15, 1929 - Sep 5, 1959

Traffic Victim Buried Sunday
Funeral services for Marvin Darrell Young, 30, native of Frost, killed in a one-car traffic accident Saturday near Wilmer on U. S. Highway 75, were held from the Keever Chapel in Ennis Sunday at 3 p. m. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. E. Nunn, First Baptist church pastor in Ennis, and Rev. R. P. Campbell, Dallas Baptist minister.

Young was an employee of the Ennis Business Forms Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maureen Young, Ennis; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Young, Italy; a brother, Nolen Young, Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. Charles
Goddard. Waco, and Mrs. Wayne Hogan, England and other relatives.

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Loyd F. Fox
Jun 20, 1886 - Jan 6, 1959

Loyd F. Fox Dies Tuesday

Loyd F. Fox, 73, retired farmer, died Tuesday night at Wortham.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in Navarro county 18 years prior to moving to Wortham three years ago.

Surviving are a daughter Mrs. A. W. Keathley, Wortham; four grandchildren, two sisters Mrs. Ostie Staggs, Dallas, and Mrs. Lillie Wiley, Denison; a
brother, Dave Fox, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis of Frost and Rev. J. D. Barnes of Streetman.

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Rites Thursday For L. F. Fox
Funeral services for Loyd F. Fox, 73, retired farmer, who died in Wortham Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites, were conducted by Rev. J. D. Barnes of Streetman.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in Navarro county 18 years prior to moving to Wortham three years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. W. Keathley, Wortham; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ostie Staggs, Dallas, and Mrs. Lillie Wiley, Denison; a brother, Dave Fox, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Z. J. Keathley, Fred Keathley, Richard Keathley, Coleman Sawyer, J. W. Robertson and A. A. Phillips.

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Charles Goodgion
Feb 1, 1878 - Apr 23, 1959

Retired Farmer Rites Friday
Funeral rites for Charlie Goodgion, 81, retired farmer, who died at 1105 West Eleventh avenue Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The services were conducted by Roy Williams, Farmers Branch Church of Christ minister.

A native of Ruston, La., he had resided in Texas 41 years and in Corsicana 10 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha D. Colvin, Ruston, La.; a step-son Luther V. Tanner, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles W. Colvin, L. V. Colvin, W. F. Colvin, Billy Dan Tanner, Herbert L. Colvin and Charles V. Goodgion.

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Henry Cecile "Pete" Hyer, Jr
Mar 11, 1902 - May 6, 1959

Pete Hyer Is Buried Friday
FROST, May 8 — (Spl.) — Funeral services for Henry Cecil (Pete) Hyer, 57, native of Frost, who died suddenly in Houston Wednesday, were held at the Frost cemetery Friday at 1 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Ramsey, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Hyer, a carpenter, had resided in Houston for 23 years.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Alton Hyer and Henry Charles Hyer, both of Houston; two brothers, Ernest W. Hyer, Frost, and W. D. Hyer, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Sybil Lambert and Mrs. C. R. King, both of Houston, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Arthur Smithey
Jan 21, 1896 - Oct 18, 1962

W. A. Smithey Dies Thursday
FROST, Oct. 19— (Spl.)— William Arthur Smithey, 66, resident of the Frost and Mertens area for most of his life, died Thursday night at his home in the Slay community.

Funeral rites are planned for 10 a. m, Saturday from the Frost Baptist church, and burial will be in the Frost cemetery. Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, will conduct and be assisted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the Frost Methodist church.

Smithey was a farmer, and a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are five sons, Hessell Smithey, Waco; Myrl Smithey, Dallas; Don, Ferrell and Darrell Smithey, all of Frost; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Gorden, Waco; Mrs. Lynette Robinson, Anchorage, Alaska; four brothers, Sid Smithey, Aransas Pass; Elbert Smithey, Hillsboro; Oscar Smithey, Mertens; Leslie Smithey, Waco; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Powell, Denton; Mrs. Lizzie Mauldin, Waxahachie; Mrs. Lela Hammer, Waco; Mrs. Dovie Forrester, Coolidge; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Guy Tullos, Joe Brown, Frank Johnson, Will Hollingsworth; Pete Sharp and Lee Perry.

McCormick will direct.

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Albert Brown Short
Sep 29, 1880 - Apr 22, 1962

Albert B. Short Rites Monday
Albert B. Short, 81, formerly of Frost died Sunday morning at his home in Italy. He moved to Italy 17 years ago when he retired from farming and stock-raising at Frost. He was born Sept. 29, 1880, at Hempstead and came to Frost in 1905. He was a member of the Frost Baptist Church.

Funeral services were to be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor; Rev. Obie Nelson, Baptist minister, and Rev. Clyde Coleman, Baptist pastor of Italy.

Surviving are his wife of Italy; a son, Jimmy Short, Monahans; six daughters, Mrs. Janie Compton, Italy; Mrs. Ruel Goodman, Waxahachie; Mrs. Earl Bailey and Mrs. J. F. Meadows both of Dallas; Mars. James E. Melton, Monahans, and Mrs. Tom R. Hopkins, Dallas; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother L. W. Short, Frost, and other relatives.

He was married to Miss Callie Hughes in Frost in 1907.

Bose-Mitchell Funeral Home of Italy directed arrangements.

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Ruth Richardson (Cooper) Searcy
Aug 19, 1895 - Mar 3, 1962

Mrs. Roy Searcy Rites Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Searcy, 66, wife of Roy Searcy who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. She was an active member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband of Frost; two brothers, W. O. Cooper, Sudan, Africa, and J. P. Cooper, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Etta Ratchford, Paint Rock, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Bill Hearne, Johnny Buie, Donald Buie, Fred Grimes, Ronny Richardson and Harold Edwards.

Mrs. Searcy was a native of Waxahachie, but had resided in Frost since 1917.

McCormick directed.

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Billie Joe Wood
Sep 11, 1923 - Nov 7, 1962

Former Frost Resident Shot At Crockett
Billy Joe Wood, 39, oil company employee at Crockett, native of Frost, was fatally shot at Crockett Wednesday afternoon.

The Associated Press reported he was shot in the face and killed as he sat in his car with his wife and 4-year-old daughter.

Sheriff J. B. Lively, according to the Associated Press, said a man came out of a house and shot at Wood, an oilfield worker. The man was arrested.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Don Collins, pastor of the Grand Avenue Baptist church in Waxahachie.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Billy Jack Wood, and a daughter, Cheryl Ann Wood, all of Crockett; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Clint Adams, Corsicana; five brothers, T. J. Wood, Odessa; Bernice Wood Santa Fe, N.M.; Weldon Wood, Haskell;Jack Wood, Kermit, and Bobby Dan Wood, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Moore, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.

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Hold Services For B.J. Wood

Funeral services for Billy Joe Wood, 39, Crockett oil field worker, fatally shot Wednesday afternoon while sitting in a car with his wife and daughter,
were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Bills, pastor, and Rev. Don Collins, pastor of the
Grand Avenue Baptist church in Waxahachie. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

A man was arrested in Crockett in connection with the shotgun slaying of Wood.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Billy Jack Wood, and a daughter, Cheryl Ann Wood, all of Crockett, mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Clint Adams,
Corsicana; five brothers, T. J. Wood, Odessa; Bernice Wood, Santa Fe, N. M.; Weldon Wood, Haskell; Jack Wood, Kermit, and Bobby Dan Wood, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Moore, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Green, T. W. Green, Irvin Green, Richard Keathley, Z. J. Keathley and Andrew Keathley.

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Abner Absolom "Budd" Sheppard, III
Aug 25, 1892 - Apr 12, 1962

A. A. Sheppard Rites Saturday
FROST, April 13 — (Spl.) — Abner A. Sheppard, native of Frost and life-long resident here, died Thursday in Memorial hospital. He was 69.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with Rev C. C. Ellis, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Frost cemetery.

A Baptist and farmer here, Mr. Sheppard was born Aug. 25, 1892.

Surviving are three brothers, Preston Sheppard, Frost; Freddie Sheppard, Euless, and Roy Lee Sheppard, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Laurie Hampton,
Rogers, Mrs. Agnes Cherry, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Lucille Yates, Ankara, Turkey, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Carrie Winnie (Goodman) Sheppard
Dec 19, 1887 - May 31, 1962

Mrs. Sheppard Dies At Frost
FROST, June 1 (Spl.) — Mrs. E. J. Sheppard, 74, long-time resident, died at her home Thursday afternoon of a heart attack.

Funeral services are slated Friday at 4 p.m. from the Frost Methodist church, of which she was a member, with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, assisted by Rev. Peyton C. Goodman, Valley Mills Methodist pastor, a relative.

Mrs. Sheppard was born at Mertens and is the former Miss Carrie Goodman. She had resided here 51 years.

Surviving are a son, Edwin Sheppard, Frost; a grandson;five brothers, Bruce Goodman, Marsyville, Calif.; Russell Goodman, Pyote; Jim and Miller
Goodman, both of Albany; Paul Goodman, Hillsboro; two half-brothers, Joe Goodman, Mertens, and Clark Goodman, Greenville; a sister, Mrs. J. C. Stockard, Frost, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Talmadge Melton, Max Graham, H. S. Whorton, Warren Ferguson, Mack Crawford and Whitmore Goodman.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.


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Thomas Marsh Tisdale
Nov 7, 1886 - Jan 8, 1962

Thomas Tisdale Dies At Frost
Thomas M. Tisdale, 75, retired farmer, died suddenly Monday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bundy Wilbanks, in Frost.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church with Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Native of Mart, Texas, Tisdale had spent most of his life in the Frost and Mertens communities.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Wilbanks, Frost; Mrs. Edith Smith, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Irene Young, Ennis, and Mrs. Christine Shaffer, Arlingon; two brothers, W. A. Tisdale, Clovis, N. M., and B. R. Tisdale, Deval, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Dee Hardin, Round Rock, and Mrs. Ona Slabball, Grand Field. Okla.; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Deacons of the Frost Baptist church will be pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Jewel H. (Lambert) York
Feb 25, 1895 - Nov 14, 1962

Mrs. York Of Frost Expires
FROST, Nov. 14 (Spl.) — Mrs. Jewell York, 67, resident of this Community since early childhood, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning following a two week's illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the McCormick funeral Service Chapel Wednesday noon but the rites will be from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, will conduct the service.

Surviving are her husband, Will York, Frost; two sons, Bud York, Frost, and Charles York, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. E. N. Priddy, Fort Worth; two
brothers, Doc Lambert, Corpus Christi, and George Lambert, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Mary Lambert and Mrs. Maud Underhill, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Myrtle Harrison, Rosenberg; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Hold Services For
Mrs. York
FROST, Nov. 15, (Spl.) –Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell York, 67, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Mrs. York was a native of Ellis county but resided her since early childhood.

Surviving are her husband, Will York, Frost; two sons, Bud York, Frost and Charles York, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. E. N. Priddy, Fort Worth; two brothers, Doc. Lambert, Corpus Christi and George Lambert, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Mary Lambert and Mrs. Maude Underhill, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Myrtle Harrison, Roxenburg; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Dyer, Bud Pevehouse, Truman Raley, Floren Malone, Truett Green and Arnold Honea.

McCormick directed.

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Beatrice Jones
Oct 25, 1910 - Nov 4, 1962

Monday Rites For Teacher
FROST, Nov. 5 (Spl.)—Miss Beatrice Jones, 52, teacher, native of Frost, died at her home here Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. from the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev.
Frank Williams, pastor.

Miss Jones had a master's degree from North Texas State University. She had taught at Mertens, Slay, Jones Ranch, Frost and Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls.

Surviving are three brothers, J. B. and Raymond Jones, both of Frost, and B. K. Jones, Huntsville; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Keathley, Frost, and Mrs. Leo Chamberlain, Dallas, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Earl Julius Bruner
May 27, 1905 - Jun 12, 1962

Earl J. Bruner Dies Tuesday
Final rites for Earl J. Bruner, 57, who died Tuesday were held at Memorial Baptist church Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The Rev. W. B. Huntsberry, pastor, was to conduct the service, assisted by the Rev. A. M. Stone, former pastor who is presently pastor of North Waco Baptist Church.

Bruner, of 1305 West Thirteenth Avenue, died in Memorial Hospital of a heart condition. He had been in ill health for several months.
He was a native of Frost but had lived in Corsicana for approximately 18 years. During World War II he served in the Pacific area. He was a veteran employe of the Navarro County Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (REA).

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Iris Bruner, Corsicana; three brothers, Ernest Bruner, Pasadena; and Eldred and Eugene Bruner, both of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be REA employes—Clyde Osborne, Bud Andrus, Sandy May, Hugh Stewart, Doyle Williford and Leonard Odom. Honorary pallbearers were officers and other employes of REA.

McCormick funeral service, Frost, directed.

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Lou Ella (Watts) French
Dec 23, 1894 - Jan 6, 1962

Mrs. French Of Italy Expires
Funeral services for Mrs. Louella French, 67, wife of S. V. French of Italy were held from the First Methodist church in Italy Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Mrs. French died at the home of a son, James French, in Waxahachie Saturday night.

Mrs. French was reared in the Emmett community.

Surviving are her husband three sons, Darwood French, Bryan; James French, Waxahachie, and Darrell French Duncanville; two step-sons, Willie and Kelton French, both of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. E. M. White, Dallas; Mrs. Malcolm Hart, Waco; Mrs. Benny Killebrew, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Jack Winningham. Waxahachie, and Mrs. H. L. Southard, Avalon; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Billie Siler, Lakewood, Calif.; five brother, George Watts Fort Worth; Marion Watts, Frost; Walter Watts, Corsicana; Almond and Troy Watts, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Osborne, Pasadena; 20 grand children and other relatives.

Rudolph Funeral Home of Italy directed.

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James A. “Jim” Gant
Oct 1887 - Jun 12, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR JAMES A. GANT
Funeral services for James A. Gant, 50, native of Frost, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The services were held at the Frost Baptist church and were conducted by the Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor, assisted by the Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the Kerens Baptist church.

He is survived by his wife, a son, Ralph, and his mother, Mr. Gant died Saturday in the Navarro clinic, Operating a filling station in Frost for a number of years, Mr. Gant was well known not only in his home community, but throughout the county. He had many friends, all of whom were
genuinely grieved to learn of his death.

McCormick Funeral Services was in charge.

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Corina (Thompson) Gardner
1894 - Oct 18, 1918

Died at Frost Yesterday.
Mrs. Arch Gardner died at Frost yesterday and her husband is very low with pneumonia. A new born babe of the couple was buried last week.

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Jack Miller Haynes
Apr 20, 1868 - Jun 1, 1923

Former Frost Citizen Dead.
Jack Haynes, aged 56 years, for many years a resident of Frost, but who went to Palacios some months ago for his health, died there Wednesday night, and the remains were buried at Frost today. The deceased is survived by his wife and seven children.

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Samuel Lafayette Germany, Jr.
Oct 18, 1892 - Apr 4, 1958

Sam L. Germany Rites At Frost
FROST, April 5— (Spl.)— Funeral services for Sam L. Germany, 65, Frost native, who died of a heart attack in Fort Worth Friday, will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday at 3 p. m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, and Rev. W. O. Ramsey, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Frost cemetery.

Germany, formerly a landowner and merchant here, and had been in the air-conditioning business the past six years while residing in Fort Worth.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sybil Downey Germany, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Magee, Maryland; two nephews, Wallace and Kenneth Germany, both of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Bailey, Earl Bruner, Sammie Saunders, J. O. Williams, W. A. Ross and J. J. Slater.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Jacob Henry Clonts
Sep 3, 1873 - Jul 6, 1953

Wednesday Rites For Henry Clonts
Funeral services for Henry Clonts, 80, who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held from the Frost Methodist church Wednesday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Norman Clonts; a step-son, Bedney Hooser, and a stop-daughter, Mrs. Roy Dawson, Frost; a brother, Frank Clonts, Eldorado, and other relatives.

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William Bedney Hooser, Jr.
Nov 9, 1889 - Feb 14, 1966

Bedney Hooser Expires Monday
FROST (Spl.)— William Bedney Hooser. 76, retired farmer, life-long resident of this community, died Monday.

Funeral services are tentatively set for Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; four sons, Don Hooser, Cleveland, Ohio; Carroll Hooser, Richardson; Elton Hooser, Houston, and Joe Hooser, Lone Star; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Heitman, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Joyce Snow, Dallas; a brother, Norma Clonts, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Roy Dawson, Frost; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Ada Laura (Johnson) Bennett
Nov 20, 1875 - Mar 29, 1940

DALLAS WOMAN WAS BURIED SATURDAY IN CEMETERY AT FROST
DALLAS, March 30.—Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Bennett, 64, who died Friday, are scheduled to be held at Frost Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the First Baptist church. interment will be in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, James Andrew Bennett, four daughters, Mrs. J. V. Young, Houston; Mrs. J. D. Farmer, Waxahachie; Mrs. H. E. Lassiter, Roswell, N. M.; and Mrs. John Efird, Monument, N. M.; four sons, J. L., Clyde, Charles, and Roy Bennett, all of Dallas.

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Frank Arnell Hinkle
Jan 28, 1902 - Jan 24, 1940

VICTIM ACCIDENT AT ELECTRA BURIED AT FROST FRIDAY
FROST, Jan. 27.—(AP)—Funeral services for Frank Hinkle, aged 37 years, who was killed at Electra Wednesday when his glove caught in a machine used to clean a pipeline, were held here Friday afternoon. He resided at Burkburnett.

Surviving are four brothers, R. R. Hinkle, Frost; W. R. Hinkle, Devol, Okla.; Joe Hinkle, Burkburnett, and Ray Hinkle, Burkburnett; and two sisters, Miss Lucille Hinkle, Jackson, Tenn, and Miss Blanche Hinkle, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Julia L. (Spencer) McFadden-Sharp
Mar 5, 1859 - Jan 15, 1940

FUNERAL RITES FOR PIONEER RESIDENT WERE HELD MONDAY

MRS. JULIA L. SHARP DIED HERE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Sharp, aged 81 years, resident of Navarro county most of her life, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. S. O. Hyer, Frost, Texas. Interment was in the Frost cemetery. Mrs. Sharp died early Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Derwood Robinson, 615 North Twenty-fifth street.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Durwood Robinson, Corsicana, and Mrs. John Walston, Dallas; one son, G. B. McFadden, Austin; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Hampton, Frost; two brothers, C. T. Spencer, Frost, and J, P. Spencer, Dallas; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Rev. Gordon A. Maclnnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, conducted the services.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home had charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers were L. C. Morgan, S. O. Hyer, H. G. Gribble, John Jordan, Walter Huckabee and Edgar Bowman.

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Thomas Sylvester "Tom" Meador
Mar 23, 1857 - Dec 21, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR PIONEER RESIDENT

TOM S. MEADOR HAD RESIDED IN WEST END FOR MANY YEARS
Tom S. Meador, aged 83 years, pioneer resident of West Navarro County, died at his home between Blooming Grove and Frost Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. He had resided on the farm where he died for sixty-four years.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Lucas, Corsicana; Mrs. S. Scroggins, Cleburne, and Mrs. T. N. Sheppard, Blooming Grove; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were held from the family home Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. F. B. Patterson. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the rites at the grave.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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James Hoyte Neese, Sr.
Mar 30, 1892 - Nov 12, 1940

JAMES HOYT NEESE, WELL KNOWN FARMER OF DRANE, IS DEAD
James Hoyt Neese, aged 48 years well-known farmer of the Drane community, died with a heart attack at his home Tuesday night at 9 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Frost Methodist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. J. B. Weathers and Bascom Martin.

Neese was a member of the petit jury panel in the district court, this week which was excused Tuesday.

He was reared in the Frost community and had resided in the Drane section for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Mrs. Bernard Wade, Emhouse; Miss Phyllis Neese, Sonny Neese and J. H. Neese, Jr., all of Drane; two brothers, Roy Neese, Corsicana, and Virgil Neese, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Lee Brown, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marvin Reed, Jim Grimmett, D. D. Hale, Shelby Hicks, R. B. McDowell, John Robinson, Walter Dycus and M. M. Roughton.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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John Andrew Smith
Apr 21, 1905 - May 23, 1966

Johnny Smith Expires Monday
FROST (Spl) — Johnny A. Smith, 60, native of Frost, retired Skillern employe, of Lancaster, died Monday in the Chester Clinic and hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 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. Thad Son, pastor o£ the First Methodist church.

He had resided at Lancaster 16 years.

Surviving are his wife of Lancaster; four brothers, Robert Lee and Alva Clyde Smith, both of Frost; Joe Moore, Katy, and Ruby Moore, Petrolia; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Young, Mrs. Annie Rudd and Mrs. Nettie Mitchell, all of Frost.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Thomas William Stevenson
Feb 15, 1881 - Jul 28, 1966

T. W. Stevenson Rites Saturday
FROST (Spl) — Funeral rites will be held Saturday at 10 a.m for Tom W. Stevenson, 85, who died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Thursday after an illness of several months.

Services will be held from the First Methodist Church. Rev. Thad Son, the pastor, will conduct. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

A retired farmer and resident of Frost since about the turn of the century, Stevenson was the last of five children. He taught Sunday school and was superintendent of the Sunday school in the Methodist church for a number of years. He formerly was bookkeeper for the Lay-Heflin Hardware Company and the Sheppard-Bason Motor Company.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hill Warren, Frost, and Mrs. Louise Bain, Mexia; four sons, Brown Lee Stevenson, Hobart, Okla.; Thomas Stevenson, Great Bend, Kansas; Roswell Stevenson, Baton Rouge, La., and W. E. (Dudge) Stevenson, Frost; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers and his Sunday school class will be honorary pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Clarkie Fleming
Feb 22, 1868 - Mar 31, 1951

Miss Fleming Services Sunday
FROST, April 2.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Miss Clarkie Fleming, 83, retired merchant, who died with a heart attack at her home here Saturday afternoon, were held from the Methodist church Sunday at 5 p. m. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor, aasisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. T. F. Bonnett, Frost, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Terrell Hodges, Earl Ellington, Robert Freeman, Tom Hooser, Edgar Bowman and Benny Scott.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Florence Katherine "Katie" (Trull) Fletcher
July 15, 1908 - Mar 29, 1941

Rites Held Tuesday For Frost Woman
FROST, April 2.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Katie Fletcher of Frost, who died in Sanitorium, Texas, Saturday, were held from the Frost Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the church. Interment was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Jack Fletcher, CCC Camp at Corsicana, and two children. CCC boys were pallbearers.

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Jack Rufus Fletcher
Jan 9, 1932 - April 6, 1957

Jack Fletcher Services Sunday
Funeral services for Jack Rufus Fletcher, 25, who died of a heart attack at his home in Kerens Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conduced by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Fletcher, an employe of the sand and gravel concern, resided in Chatfield prior to moving to Kerens two weeks ago.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, Rufus Lee Fletcher and Billy Dwain Green, all of Kerens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack William Fletcher, a sister, Mrs. Delia Simmons and a half-sister, Miss Judy Ann Fletcher, all of Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sammy Trull, Jack Davidson, Raymond Cantrell, Richard Trull, Ellis Dickson, Royce Dickson, Jimmy Abbie and L. T. Goode.

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Joseph Johnston Stone
Nov 27, 1875 - Dec 2, 1915

STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS.

Prominent Citizen of Frost Is In Critical Condition.
The news reached here today that J. J. Stone, a prominent citizen of Frost was stricken with paralysis yesterday and his condition is very critical, with but little hope for his recovery.
Mr. Stone is just forty years old and has been one of Frost's most successful and enterprising young men, and has a large circle of friends outside of his community who will be pained to learn of his serious condition.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, December 2, 1915

REMAINS INTERRED AT FROST.

Well Known Citizen Passes Away After Short Illness.
John J. Stone, aged forty years, and for a number of years a well known druggist and business man of Frost, died there yesterday after a few hours illness from paralysis, and the remains were interred there this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The deceased is survived by his widow and two children.

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Catherine Ione Tullos
Oct 8, 1910 - 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 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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Mittie (McCord) Paul
Dec 27, 1887 - Mar 8, 1915

Died at Frost.
Mrs. Mittie McCord Paul, wife of Joe Paul, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pone McCord, died at the family home at Frost Monday night of pellagra, and the remains were interred there yesterday. The deceased was 22 years of age and is survived by her husband and two children and many other relatives.

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Louie Katherine "Kate" Simms
Oct 12, 1902 - Nov 8, 1969

Simms Rites Held Monday

FROST, (Spl.) —Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Frost Baptist Church for Miss Kate Simms, 67, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana after an illness of about two months.

The Rev. Walter Goodnight officiated and burial was in Frost cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Edith Sanders of Frost; five nephews, Roy Sanders, Searcy Sanders and Edwin Sheppard of Frost, Richard Sanders of Las Cruses, N.M. and Malcom Moore of Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Young, Mack Barham, Bill Bridger, Don Stevenson, Ronnie Adams and Ray Ybarro.

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James Wesley Holmes
Oct 19, 1894 - Oct 13, 1969

J. W. Holmes Rites Tuesday

James Wesley Holmes, 74, a retired farmer who had lived in Frost for the past 47 years, died Monday in a Hillsboro hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Frost. Interment was in Frost cemetery. The Rev. Walter Goodnight officiated.

Holmes was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are three brothers, R. A. Holmes of Milford, W. I. Holmes of Dallas and W. M. Holmes of Lufkin; five sisters, Mrs. Minda Scott of Dallas, Mrs. Cora Cox of Tyler, Mrs. Artie Melton of West Memphis, Ark., and Mrs. Tennie McWilliams and Mrs. Alma Alexander of Texarkana.

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Willa Irene (Mills) Malone-Oney
Aug 26, 1900 - Nov 29, 1969

Oney Services Held Monday
Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Frost Irene Oney, 69, who died Saturday in a Lampassas hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Omie Oney of Copperas Cove; eight daughters-Mrs. Preston Elmore of Mertens, Mrs. Nick Norton of Mertens, Mrs. Charles Schrunk of Waco, Mrs. Billy Andrews of Waco, Mrs. Johnny DeVore, of Mexia, Miss Gerry Sue Malone of Garland, Mrs. Irvin Kelley of Milford, and Mrs. Sue Wilhite of Odessa; four sons-M. Malone of Mertens, F. S. Malone of Frost, Vance Oney of Monahans, Henry Oney of Evant; Also four sisters Mrs. Silas Stoval of Marlin, Mrs. Guy Ogdon of Marlin, Mrs. Reed Ogdon of Pasadena, and Mrs. J. A. Eli of Gause; two brothers Verble Mills and Verner Mills of Pasadena.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. John T. Williams, assisted by the Rev. Walter Goodnight. Interment was in the Frost cemetery.

Pallbearers were Vance Oney, Henry Oney, Curtis Malone, Jimmy Wilson, Ronald Elmore and Boyd Walpole.

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Ruby Laura (James) Harper
Mar 6, 1904 - Oct 29, 1975

Mrs. Harper

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Emanual Baptist Church for Mrs. Ruby Harper, 71, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Richmond, Texas. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Her husband, James Floyd Harper proceeded her in death Feb. 7, 1963.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Wayne Christie of Corsicana, Mrs. Bob Speck of Richmond, Mrs. John Arnold of Lubbock, and Mrs. Roy Cooper of Garland; a son, Charles Ray Harper of Houston; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mittie Ellis of Italy, Texas, and Mrs. Louis Moore of Odessa and a number of nieces and nephews.

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James Allison Merrell
Sep 3, 1894 - Jul 14, 1959

J. A. Merrell Of Frost Expires
James Allison Merrell, 64, Frost business man and civic leader, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Merrell was a native of Irene but had lived in Frost for the past 40 years. He was a hardware and implement dealer and served as city secretary for many years.

Services will be held from the Frost Methodist church at 10 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Harold Thompson pastor, officiating, assister by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Survivors are the wife of Frost; step-mother, Mrs. J. A. Merrell, Sr. of Irene; four brothers, A. B. Merrell of Lubbock, B. A. Merrell of Corpus Christi, Maurice Merrell of California and B. D. Merrell of Pecos; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Johnson of Littlefield and Mrs. James Ehaw of Port Arthur.

Pallbearers will be Florence Malone, J. C. Young, Fletcher Bonnett, Edwin Sheppard, Oran Williams, and Frank Johnson.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Della (West) Woolley
Nov 29, 1877 - Mar 27, 1959

Mrs. Woolley Expires Friday
Mrs. O'Della Woolley, 82. native of Mississippi and long time resident of Corsicana, died Friday morning in the Twilight Home.

Funeral services are pending the arrival of relatives, but they will be held from the First Methodist church in Frost. Rev. W O. Ramsey, pastor, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

Mrs. Woolley was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, Corsicana.

Surviving are one son, Henry W. Woolley, Indiana, three stepsons, P. L. Woolley, Frost: John L. Woolley, Selman City, Texas, and Herman C. Woolley. Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Pryor. Healdton, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Downey, Frost and Mrs. Minnie Long, Ft. Worth; and six grandchildren.

McCormick Funeral Service is in charge.

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Otis George Hill
Mar 12, 1898 - Mar 5, 1959

Frost Farmer Dies Thursday

Otis Hill, 60, well-known Frost farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the Frost Baptist church with the pastor, Rev. C. C. Ellis, in charge, although complete arrangements had not been made at noon Thursday.

Surviving are his wife and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 5, 1959

Friday Rites
For Otis Hill
Funeral services for Otis George Hill, 60-year-old native of Frost, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held Friday at 3 p. m. from the Frost Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor; assisted by Rev. James Robinson, pastor of the Haltom City Baptist church, and Rev. Denzil Wright pastor of the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Hill was a well-known farmer of the Frost area.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Valley Hill, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Smithey, both of Frost and a number of other relatives. Nephews were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Hugh Blair Boyd, Jr.
Dec 28, 1877 - Oct 9, 1959

H. B. Boyd Dies Friday Horning
H. B. Boyd. 81, retired contractor, died at the family home in Frost early Friday morning following an extended illness.

Boyd retired as a building contractor here in 1943 and moved to Roane. The family moved to Frost in 1951 where they have since made their home.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. M. Sheppard, Frost, and Mrs. Thelma Lewis, two sons, T E. Boyd, Malakoff, and Willie B. Boyd, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a brother. Amos Boyd, Malakoff; a sister, Mrs. Ola Shelton, Malakoff, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon1 Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be R. A. Jones, Vernon Frazier, Harry Fluker, Jim Frazier, Christine Frazier, and John Bragg. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Mary Frances (Hargrove) Davis
Dec 13, 1891 - Feb 2, 1950

Mrs. Ed Davis Is Buried Thursday
FROST, Feb. 3.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Ed Davis, 58, who died in a Temple hospital Wednesday, were held from the First Methodist church here Thursday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Lloyd Davis, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Mike Anderson, Odessa, and Miss Helen Davis, Frost; mother, Mrs. Hargroves, and two brothers, Aaron [or Armour ?] and James Hargroves, all of Frost.

McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Charles Joseph “Buddy” Brown
Apr 7, 1886 - Jan 4, 1950

Charles J. Brown Dies Thursday; Rites On Friday
Charles J. (Buddy) Brown, aged 63 years, died at his home, 307 West First avenue, Wednesday night.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Brown, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Edgar A. Fain, Hamilton, and Mrs. Robert E. Shultz, Anahuac; a son, Ned Brownlee, Corpus Christi; three brothers, Will Brown, Corsicana; Carl Brown, Frost, and Ross Brown, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Handley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Claude Hightower, Winters, and other relatives.

Burial will be in the Frost cemetery. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church.

Pallbearers will be Bell White, Jr., J. M. Tullos, Rufus Pevehouse, Fred Rawlinson, James Fogarty, C. W. Hitchcock, Fletcher Bonnett, Everett Hightower and Ernest Hooser.

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Mary Etta (Threet) Roberson
Dec 19, 1872 - Sep 28, 1950

Frost Resident Dies In Hospital
Mrs. Mollle Elizabeth Roberson, Frost, aged 77 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night. Funeral services will be held at Frost, but the hour had not been determined Friday morning.

Surviving are four sons, Dudley Roberson. Frost; Thomas Roberson, Waxahachie; Wiley Roberson, Waco, and Hub Roberson, Alabama; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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Emma Elizabeth (Neese) Griffin
Feb 4, 1860 - Dec 10, 1950

Mrs. Griffin Of Frost Is Found Dead On Sunday
FROST, Dec. 11—(Spl.)—Mrs. George Griffin, 91, pioneer resident of this area, was found dead in her home about noon Sunday by neighbors.

A coroner's verdict of "death from natural causes" was returned by Owen Sheppard of Blooming Grove, justice of the peace for Precinct 5, following an investigation.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church Monday at 2:30 p. m. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joe Sheppard, Kerens; Mrs. Elis Burns, Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Dumas English, Tahoka; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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William Kimmons "Bill" Jones
Jan 2, 1907 - Sep 28, 1969

Jones Services
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Huntsville Funeral Home, with graveside rites at 2 p.m. at the Frost cemetery for Bill K. Jones, who died Sunday in Huntsville.

He is survived by his wife, two sisters, and two brothers.

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Charles Nelson Smith
July 3, 1909 - Dec 25, 1969

C. N. Smith Services Held

C. N. Smith died Friday in Houston. Graveside rites were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Frost cemetery.

He is survived by a son Jay of Houston; four daughters-Mrs. Teresa Myers of Galveston, Mrs. Peggy Morgan of Sunnyvale, Cal., Mrs. Billie Jones of Austin and Mrs. Joanne Russell of Fort Worth; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Zo Ann Hayes of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Clemmie Josephine (Jetton) Keathley
Nov 11, 1898 - Dec 2, 1969

Mrs. Keathley Rites Thursday
Mrs. H. W. Keathley, 71, 1820 W. 6th Ave., resident of Corsicana for 39 years, died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

A native of Navarro county, she had formerly resided in Irene and Dallas before moving to Corsicana in 1930. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffin Chapel with the Rev. Lively Brown officiating, assisted by the Rev. James D. Abel. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Halbert W. Keathley; one son, Frank M. Keathley, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. R. D. Patterson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Winnie Dunaway, Italy; two grandsons, Frank M. Keathley Jr., Austin, and David G. Keathley, Dallas; one great-grandson, Richard W. Keathley, Austin; and several
nieces and nephews.

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Linnie May (Weir) Slay
May 18, 1870 - Jul 7, 1935

MOTHER CORSICANA MAN WAS BURIED IN FROST ON MONDAY
FROST, July 10.—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. R. Slay, aged 65 years, died at her home here Sunday and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Frost cemetery. She was a native of Navarro county.

Mrs. Slay was taken suddenly ill and died about two hours later.

Surviving are seven sons, Jack and Frank Slay, both of Hillsboro; Tom Slay, Frost; Sam Slay, Corsicana; Caral Slay, Rhome; Charlie Slay, Lufkin, and John Slay, Frost; and a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Jones, Frost.

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Aline (Bagley) Lambert
Jan 16, 1907 - Nov 19, 1935

Frost Woman Died In Local Hospital On Tuesday Night

FROST, Nov. 23.—Funeral services for Mrs. George Lambert, who died in a Corsicana hospital Tuesday night where she had been taken for an emergency appendicitis operation, were held here Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, a three-year-old son, mother, Mrs. Claude Edsell, San Angelo; five sisters, and three brothers.

 
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Ora M. (Maguire) Hightower
Mar 1, 1903 - Nov 25, 1970

Mrs. Hightower Rites Friday

FROST, (Spl.)—Mrs. Ora Hightower, 67, longtime resident, died Wednesday in an Itasca nursing home.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Frost Methodist Church with the Rev. Wesley Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, C. N. Hightower; three sons, Bill of Houston, Weldon of St. Louis, Mo., and George of Waxahachie; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Robinson, Dallas; Mrs. Doris Robinson, Midland; Mrs. Barbara Baty, Houston, and Mrs. Pat Ward, Fort Worth; one brother, Curry McGuire, Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Todd Hill Stockard
Aug 10, 1883 - May 21, 1970

T. H. Stockard Dies in Dallas
FROST (Spl.)—Funeral services for Todd H. Stockard, 86, who died Thursday in Dallas, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Frost, with the Rev. Walter Goodnight officiating. Interment will be in the Frost cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Stockard, and a son, Gwen G. Stockard, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Ratliff of Llano; brothers, W. N. Stockard of Levelland, Marvin Stockard of Meridian, and Carl Stockard of Frost; and three sisters, Mrs. Hallie Payne of Oklahoma City, Miss Belle Stockard of Meridian, and Miss Mollie Stockard of San Francisco, Calif.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 22, 1970

Submitted by Diane Richards

Stockard Rites
FROST (Spl.)-Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Frost for Todd H. Stockard, 86, who died Thursday in Dallas. The Rev. Walter Goodnight officiated, and interment was in Frost cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, three brothers and three sisters.

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Emma (Roebuck) Hyer
Aug 31, 1885 - Sep 22, 1959

Mrs. S. O. Hyer Dies Tuesday
Mrs. S. O. Hyer, 74, formerly of Frost died in Dallas early Tuesday morning. She had been living in Dallas for four years, moving there from Frost.

She was the wife of S. O. Hyer, retired Frost postmaster who for many years was an active Republican in the Frost Area.

Mrs. Hyer was born in Mississippi.

She is also survived by seven sisters, Mrs. Maud Smith and Mrs. Lena Tinsley, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ernest Tinsley, Italy; Mrs. Fahrner and Mrs. Harvey Tigg, Waxahachie; Mrs. Ed Carroll, Blooming Grove; and Mrs. Edgar Bowman, Frost.

Funeral arrangements are pending. They will be directed by McCormick Funeral Service.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Hyer
FROST, Sept. 23—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held here at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the First Methodist church for Mrs. S. O. Hyer, 74, who died early Tuesday morning in Dallas. She was a former resident of Frost.

Rev. Harold Thomas, pastor of the First Methodist church of Frost, officiated. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Mrs. Hyer was born in Mississippi. Her husband is a retired Frost postmaster.

Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Charles A. Usry and Mrs. Fred Womack, both of Dallas and Mrs. George Soutter, Houston; six grandchildren, seven sisters, Mrs. Maud Tinsley, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. Ernest Tinsley, Italy; Mrs. Fahrner and Mrs. Harvey Tigg, both of Waxahachie; Mrs. Ed Carroll, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Edgar Bowman, Frost; a brother, Lynn Roebuck, Sapulpa, Okla., and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Oscar Watts
Dec 16, 1872 - May 21, 1959

Oscar Watts Rites Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE, May 23—(Spl.)— Oscar Watts, 86, longtime resident of Frost, died in Fort Worth Thursday night. He had lived in Fort Worth about the last 20 years.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Handley Baptist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Andrew J. Watts, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Lucy King, Frost; three grandsons, and seven great-grandchildren.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Addie Ostin Yarbrough
Mar 13, 1881 - Mar 16, 1959

O. A. Yarbrough Expires Monday
FROST, March 16—(Spl.)—O. A. Yarbrough, 78, retired railroad man, found at his home here Sunday afternoon apparently the victim of a stroke, died in Memorial hospital in Corsicana early Monday morning. He lived alone, and had resided here 12 years.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Tuesday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Yarbrough was a native of Alabama. Neighbors discovered Yarbrough on the floor of his residence when they pulled a latched screen loose after failing to see him during the day. He was in an unconscious condition and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are two sons, W. T. Yarbrough, LaMarque, and Herman Yarbrough, Texas City: two daughters, Mrs. Velmar Berndt, Galveston, and Miss Norean Yarbrough, Houston; two brothers, Perry Yarbrough, Mertens, and J. E. Yarbrough, Texas City; two sisters, Mrs. S. M. Baugh, Frost, and Mrs. Andy Herring, Mertens; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Ed, Tommy D. Smith is Tommy Dale Smith

h/o Nelda Faye (Weaver) Smith s/o Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Smith

Tommy Dale Smith
Jun 23, 1940 - Feb 11, 1977

Execution-style shooting kills Corsicanan Friday

Navarro County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the Friday night execution style slaying of 36-year-old Tommie D. Smith, according to Sheriff
Jerry Shelton.

Shelton said Saturday that a young Pasadena man was taking his girlfriend home when they found Smith's body at 10:30 p.m. Smith's body was on FM 2452 halfway between the Corbet Road and FM 709.

According to the sheriff, Smith had been shot in the head at close range with a shotgun. “It was definitely an execution-type slaying," Shelton said.

Peace Justice G. W. O'Neal ruled the death homicide. O'Neal also pronounced Smith dead at the scene.

No motive has been determined, but Shelton feels that there might be a dual motive for the killing. He adds that no suspects have been arrested yet.

Besides Shelton, Deputies Bob Rehders, Grady McCall and Bud Armstrong are investigating Smith’ death.

Services for Smith will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Don Josephson and Andrew Rushing will officiate with burial following at the Frost cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Enla Fay Smith of Corsicana; three sons, Thomas Smith, Teddy Smith and Hoy Smith, all of Corsicana, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Smith of Corsicana; two brothers, Jerry Smith of Fort Polk, La., and Rex Smith of Las Vegas Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Vensing of Tennessee, and Mrs. Mora Venuble of Wichita, Kans.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Weaver, Preston Weaver, Houston Weaver, Kenneth Weaver, David Weaver and Jackie Weaver.

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Vera Nan (Jarrett) Grant
Sep 2, 1910 - Jan 18, 1975

Mrs. Grant
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Vera Grant, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will be at Frost cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Marcus W. Grant of Freeport, Charles A. Grant of Castroville, and Jerry C. Grant of Moore, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie I. Hopkins of Lake Jackson, Tex., six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, Daniel Jarrett of Whitehall, N. Y., T. E. Jarrett
of Garland, and James E. Jarrett of Neah Bay, Wash.; six sisters, Mrs. Edna Turk of Carroll, Mrs. Zilpha Brewer of Temple, Mrs. Nellie Wilder of
Dallas, Mrs. Avon Nix of Denton, Mrs. Gussie Chun of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Margie Williams of Barry.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Clara James (Porter) Stockard
Dec 15, 1889 - Mar 10, 1975

Mrs. Stockard
FROST-Services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frost Baptist Church for Mrs. Clara James Stockard, 85, who died Monday morning at the Care Inn in Llano, Texas. The Rev. Mike Smith will officiate, and burial will be at Frost cemetery. Bradley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Stockard had been a resident of Frost since 1933.

She is survived by one son, G. G. Stockard of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Ratliff of Llano; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Moore of
Frost and Mrs. Mable Roberts of Donna, Texas; and five grandchildren.

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Mary Henrietta "Reta" (Dawson) Hooser
Jun 30, 1892 - Sep 12, 1975

Mrs. Hooser

FROST - Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Frost Baptist Church for Mrs. Bedney Hooser, 83, resident of Frost who died at her residence.

Rev. James Aldridge, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Frost cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

She was born in Italy and lived most of her life near and in Frost.

Survivors include four sons, Elton Hooser of Houston, Donald Hooser of Daingerfield, Joe Hooser of Hughes Springs, and Carroll Hooser of Richardson; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Heitman of Temple Hills, Md. and Mrs. Joyce Snow of Dallas; a brother, Oliver Dawson of Brownwood; three sisters, Mrs.
Cenia Wallace of Waco, Mrs. Alowiese Attaway of Huitt and Mrs. Ora Hale of Houston, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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Ed, please correct the spelling of his middle name.

1st wife Marie Orene (Bills) Ross 2nd wife Opal Madie (Green) Rasco-Ross buried at Lone Oak cemetery

Elmer Whitfield Ross
Nov 2, 1907 - Mar 4, 1975

E. W. Ross

BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blooming Grove First Baptist Church for E.W. (Shorty) Ross, 67, Blooming Grove nursing home maintenance man who died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. W.A. Corley will officiate. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery under direction of Bradley Funeral . He was a native of Frost.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Opal Ross of Blooming Grove; three sons, Manuel Ross of Canada, George Ross of Springfield, Mo., and Kenneth Ross of Longview; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Meaders of Garland and Mrs. Marie Powell of Longview; one step-son, J. Wayne Rasco of San Francisco, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Sue Moore of Crossroads; one brother, Troy Ross of Waxahachie; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Freeman of Dallas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Stanford Green, Ray Green, W. B. (Pete) Green, Claude Story, Don McGraw and Tommy Lynch.

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