Leon County under Shelter in Place Order

    Leon County Judge, Byron Ryder, has announced a Declaration of Local State Disaster due to public health emergency. The county judge has determined that extraordinary and immediate measures must be taken to respond quickly to prevent and slow down the community spread of COVID-19. All individuals currently living in Leon County are ordered…

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Ray Ellis

Great men are marked in the world by a loving family, support for their communities and an open heart for all. Ray was a loving husband, caring father and an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was born in Centerville, Texas July 27, 1929, to Aubrey Theron, Sr. & Maggie Mae (Watson) Ellis.  He served his…

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Imogene Posey

Imogene was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother. She is best remembered for her honesty, integrity and personal ethics. She was very devoted to her family and her deep Christian beliefs. A lifelong Baptist by faith, but having a curious nature, she studied different religions, including reading the Koran. At the time…

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Lana Padgett Pruett

Graveside services for Lana Padgett Pruett, age 58, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Sardis Cemetery in Jewett. Bro. Lee Weiler will officiate. Due to the coronavirus outbreak and Governor Abbott’s orders regarding public gatherings, there will be no visitation. You are encouraged to utilize our online guestbook registration.…

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Erma Johnson Haven

Mrs. Erma Johnson Haven was born March 28, 1938, in Leona, Texas to the parentage of V.E. & Salema (Washington) Johnson.  She lived in Houston most of her life and worked in the healthcare industry. Mrs. Haven enjoyed shopping, going to flea markets and hunting for antiques.  She had lived in Leona since 2004, and…

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Dorothy G. Lee

Graveside services for Dorothy G. Lee, age 89, were held 11 A.M., Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Siloam Cemetery, southeast of Buffalo, Texas. Pastor Lloyd Lane, of Miracle Christian Center in Buffalo, officiated the service. Mrs. Lee passed away peacefully March 17, 2020, in Jewett, Texas. Dorothy G. Lee was born February 1, 1931, in…

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Jesus Montanez

Graveside services for Jesus Montanez, age 54, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Jewett Cemetery. Rev. Luis Roncancio will officiate. Due to the coronavirus outbreak and Governor Abbott’s orders regarding public gatherings, there will not be a visitation. You are encouraged to utilize our online guestbook registration. Mr. Montanez…

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Dennis Wodtke

Dennis Wodtke, age 66, was born in Campbell Hill, Illinois, on April 9, 1953. He passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at his residence in Jewett. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Due to the coronavirus outbreak and Governor Abbott’s…

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UPDATE: Changes to local business hours and operation

  Leon County has declared a public health disaster effective until April 3, 2020. Additionally, Gov. Abbott has issued an emergency executive order banning gatherings of 10 or more people. As a result, many local businesses have made changes in hours of operation and services. Please continue to support local businesses as much as possible…

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