Billie Jo Jeffrey Collett, 75, rejoined her husband in heaven on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. She was the first born daughter of Eleanor & Elder Bethel Jeffrey of Eldorado, TX. She attended nursing school in San Angelo, TX and then married her husband, David Fred Collett, November 19, 1955. She became a devoted mother and homemaker after the birth of their first child. After the death of her husband she took over the family business and upon retirement, joined  the Peace Corps and spent 3 years in Africa.

 

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Florence Marie Nixon Hinton,  92 years of age of Eldorado, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2009 with family members present.

Mrs. Hinton was born May 23, 1917, in Manitou Tillman County, Oklahoma to Robert J. Nixon and Estella “Esta” Roberts Nixon. Mrs. Hinton attended the Bailey Ranch School in Schleicher County, Texas, and graduated from San Angelo Senior High School in San Angelo, Texas, in 1936. She took a post graduate course from 1936-1937 at Eldorado High School.

Mrs. Hinton married Allen J. “Jack” Hinton on May 4, 1940, in Yuma, Arizona. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Eldorado, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother, Robert Andrew “Andy” Nixon; her sister,  Pauline Nixon Franklin Tidwell; and  a foster-brother, Alfred M. “Skinnie” Holmes.

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SAN ANGELO — Frank D. Blair 87, of San Angelo passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at his home in San Angelo, Texas. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Eldorado Primitive Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Stephen Emmons.

Frank was born on Sept. 11, 1922, in Concho, Texas, to Frank and Ailie Blair. The third oldest of nine children, seven of which preceded him death, Virginia Griffin, Garland Blair, Betty Wiley, Bo Hunt, Brooks Blair, Bob Blair and Charles Blair. Frank was a very caring, loving man that lived his life as he desired. He believed that a man's word was his bond and a deal was done with a handshake. You could always talk to him and receive wisdom without criticism, he loved and is loved by his family and will be in our memories forever.

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MERTZON — Hubert Coy Hight, age 70, passed away at home Thursday, September 03, 2009. He was born in London, TX September 16, 1938 to Wiley William and Ruby Inez Hight. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the Little Saline Cemetery at London, Texas under the direction of Kerbow Funeral Home of Eldorado, Texas.

He was a graduate of Eldorado High School. He was a veteran of the US Army. After the army, he began his welding career that spanned over 30 years. He was known by his fellow welders as "Wimpy". He was also known for his wit, humor and always had a smile or a laugh for anyone that knew him.

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