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Funeral Announcements

Ruth "Oneta" Hill

October 3, 1934 - May 13, 2017

Funeral services for Oneta Hill, age 82, of Centerville, will be held at 2:00

P.M., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville.

Pastor Tuffy Loftin, of the Cowboy Church of Leon County, will officiate the


Interment will follow in the Brushy Cemetery, northeast of Centerville in rural

Leon County.

A public visitation will take place from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday,

May 17th at the funeral home.

Ruth "Oneta" Hill was born on October 3, 1934 in Flynn, Texas to Levi &

Lillie (Collier) Grimes.

She was raised in and around the Flynn area.

She attended school in Flynn and Concord and graduated from Centerville

High School.

Oneta worked in various jobs, including George Seale's Law Office, Starkey's

Grocery and Elmer Stafford's Grocery.

She also worked in a garment factory in Madisonville for a while, as well as,

cooking in the kitchen at the Centerville Nursing Home.

Oneta was a good cowgirl and worked on the ranch with her husband quite a


Oneta later became a caregiver to her mother and father-in-law.

When her own parents went to live in the nursing home, she would help feed

their meals to them everyday.

One particular skill that Oneta was known for was her excellent sewing ability.

She made everything from cheerleading suits and twirling costumes for her

grandchildren, to beautiful quilts.

If anyone needed a tear repaired, Oneta was the person they called.

She also had a knack for always having each person's favorite food fixed when

her family gathered for dinner.

It was a special time for her, and Oneta always loved cooking for her family.

In earlier years, when Oneta was physically able, she enjoyed working at her

church's Vacation Bible School.

This was her favorite church activity and Oneta always looked forward to

working at it each year.

Oneta had lived most of her live in Leon County and was a member of the

Cowboy Church of Leon County.

Oneta passed away on May 13, 2017 in Centerville.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents; brothers, Loyd, Johnny,

Douglas, Tommie & Mehlon Grimes and sisters, Anna Mae Goldsmith and

Lillie Pearl Southern.

Surviving family members include husband, James O. Hill of Centerville;

children, Jim Hill & wife, Wanda, of Centerville and Katy Watson & husband,

Larry, of Leona; brothers, Levi "Doc" Grimes of San Antonio and sisters, Lou

Ann Black of Rockdale, Lea Ellis of Houston and Jerrie Beery of Wichita, KS.

Oneta is also survived by ten grandchildren and twenty-six great


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cowboy Church of

Leon County, P.O. Box 1078, Centerville, Texas


Walters Funeral Home in Centerville is in charge of all arrangements.

Charlene Byers

September 22, 1936 - May 9, 2017

Graveside funeral services for Charlene (Russell) Byers, age 80, of

Huntsville, Texas are set for 2 PM, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the

Madisonville Cemetery. Mrs. Byers passed away on May 9, 2017 in


Charlene Byers was born September 22, 1936 in Baytown, Texas to John

Warner and Erma (Harrison) Russell. She grew up in Baytown and was

always proud that she had been a member of the "Lee Brigadiers" Drum and

Bugle Corps at the Robert E. Lee High School.

She lived most of her life in Huntsville and was a member of the First

United Methodist Church there.

In the 1970's, she took up painting and, for a while, she sold Mary Kay

products. She greatly enjoyed traveling. She retired as an Industry

Department Liaison for T.D.C. in 1989.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, William

Charles Byers and by her two sisters, Betty and Phyllis. She is survived by

her son, John Byers.

Cynthia Katherine Lewis

Cynthia Katherine (Washmon Buhler) Lewis, 55 of Iola, TX; passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at her home in Iola, TX. Memorial services are currently pending with Day Funeral Home in Madisonville, TX.

Cynthia was born on September 19, 1961 in Harlingen, TX to Jack and Bernice (Wilson) Washmon and she is survived by her mother; her husband, John Lewis; her children, Robert White, Brandon, Davis, and Latisha Buhler; her fifteen grandchildren; and numerous other family members.

Tom Hutchins

Tom Hutchins, 73, of Normangee, TX; passed away on Saturday; May 13, 2017 in Bryan, TX. The visitation is scheduled for Wednesday; May 17th from 6-8pm at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, TX. The funeral is scheduled for Thursday; May 18th at 12pm at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, TX and the burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Normangee, TX.

Tom was born on February 5, 1944 in Richards, TX to Harry and Annie (Montgomery) Hutchins. He served his country proudly during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged from The United States Army. Tom was known to many as he operated a small engine repair shop for many years in Normangee, TX.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Virginia (Kirby) Hutchins and Maudie (Karber) Hutchins; his grandson, Jessie Ray Liddle; and his siblings, Howard Hutchins, Cornelius “Sugar Man” Hutchins, Ethel Mae Merryman, and Dealie Hutchins.

Tom is survived by his sister, Hazel Holder; his children, Lawrence Hutchins and wife Angel, Becky Harcrow and husband, C.J., Tommy Hutchins, Kevin Hutchins and wife Charity, Brenda Brown, Sandra Wilson, Pamela Brown, Sharon Collier, Carolyn Nickerson, Darlene Bilodeau, and Lewis Brown, Jr.; and numerous grandchildren and other family members.

Serving as pallbearers are: Christopher Bilodeau, Kenneth Bilodeau, Seth Winn, Cody Reed, Ronnie “Chicken Boy” Lyons, Erin Hutchins, Dustin Currie, and Fannin Spencer.