Essie Velna Hill Hines

Essie Velna Hill Hines was born on the first day of Spring, March 21, 1925 at Challacombe Ranch in eastern Leon County, Texas to William Hampton “Bill” Hill and Eunice Maud Hogan Hill. She joined her sister, Winona, in the family. The Hills moved to Centerville in 1931when Bill was elected County Clerk. They lived…

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Robbie Lee Eldridge

Robbie Lee Eldridge, 97, of Oakwood, Texas passed away at her home on June 7, 2021. She was born to Robert Ben Redding and Addie Geneva Lee on April 7, 1924. Robbie worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for a short period of time at Oakwood ISD and later at a private practice in Colorado.…

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William Alvin Carter

William Alvin Carter (a.k.a Old Man in the Woods), passed away in his home in Centerville, Texas on May 15, 2021. He was 76. William was born on February 2, 1945, to Raymond and Valeria Carter in Houston, Texas. During his career, William worked for Brown & Root, and then later he worked for Celanese…

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William Burton Hunter

William Burton Hunter was born in Woodville, Texas July 22, 1936 to John Reddick Hunter and Jewel Pate Hunter. He passed away peacefully at his home in Hilltop Lakes, Texas May 28, 2021. Bill Hunter was married to Myra Lou Maywald of Hull Daisetta in 1962 and had three children, Vanice, Russell, and Stephanie. Later…

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Kellye Oliver Tuxen

Kellye Oliver Tuxen, who passed from this worldly life on May 21, 2021, after a fierce fight with cancer, was born in Midland, Texas on August 22, 1963, to Sheila and Wallace Oliver. The family moved to Houston in 1966, then to the Alief area, then to The Woodlands, where she graduated from McCullough High…

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Barbara Ann (O’Quinn) Grubbs

84, was born in Iago, Texas, on January 19, 1937. She later moved to Texas City and graduated from La Marque High School. She married Joe Grubbs on November 12, 1955, where they made their home in Hitchcock, Texas, and raised two daughters. Barbara devoted her life to raising the family with Christian values and…

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Elsie Lee (Martin) Umphenour

Elsie Umphenour, 96, left her earthly home to join her Lord and Savior May 22, 2021. She was surrounded by beloved family and welcomed by so many she held dear in her heart that had gone on before her. Elsie Lee (Martin) Umphenour was born December 31, 1924 in Bell County, Texas to Raymond Mark…

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Danny Finke

Age 63 Funeral services for Danny Finke will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Minister Brenda Eagans will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Little Flock Cemetery near Jewett. Visitation will be held on Wednesday with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00…

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Timothy Benjamin “Benny” Shaunfield

A “Celebration of Life” Memorial service for Timothy Benjamin “Benny” Shaunfield, will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Benny passed away last year on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, and due to Covid 19 virus restraints at that time, the family postponed holding a service for family…

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Karen Blocker

Karen Blocker, age 62, of Buffalo, Texas passed away April 22, 2021 in Bryan, Texas from a tragic complication from chemotherapy. Karen was born in Grand Prairie, Texas January 18, 1959, as the sixth of seven children to James C. and Helen J. Kirkland. She and her two youngest siblings were nicknamed “the 3 little…

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