Roy Neal Pippen of Christoval, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Family visitation was Monday at Johnson’s Funeral Home.  Funeral Service was Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Christoval Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Hurt officiating. Interment followed at Christoval Cemetery.

Roy was born February 5, 1953 in Ranger, Texas to John Neal Pippen and Marie Jane Holbert. He was first and foremost a strong Christian man that loved, and was devoted to his family and friends. He was a proud member of Christoval Baptist Church and knew Pastor Doug Hurt and wife Lori as dear friends.

Our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and friend found peace with his eternal Father on December 19, 2009 at his residence, at the age of 62.

Services were held on Wednesday, December 23rd at Agape Assembly of God with Pastor Neil Miller. Burial followed at the Eldorado Cemetery officiated by Pastor Bud Arendt of The Brushy Top Cowboy Church.

Thomas was born on June 15, 1947 to Calvin and Hattie Knight in Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by son Terry D. Knight, and brothers David and Wayne Knight.

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.


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.