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Evan Jackson “Jack” Williams

Funeral services for Mr. Evan Jackson “Jack” Williams, age 88, of the Flo Community of Leon County, Texas were held at 2 PM, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Flo Community Church. Bro. Mark Thrift and Rev. John Murray officiated and burial was in the Wheelock Cemetery.

Jack Williams was born on March the 21, 1929 in Flo, Texas to Horace and Nettie (Barnett) Williams. He grew up in Flo. In 1990 he retired from the Texas Highway Department of Transportation in Buffalo after over 32 years of service. After this retirement, Mr. Jack began a career in trapping hogs. He would work six days a week and became known as the “Hog Man”. Up until the last two weeks of his life, he worked at trapping hogs, which he very much enjoyed doing. He passed away in Centerville on July 15, 2017.

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Mariana Rivera

Mariana Rivera was born on June 16, 1999 in Houston, Texas to Victoriano Rivera & Mary De Los Angeles Recendiz. She was the only girl and youngest of five children, and being so, was always watched over by her older brothers. She moved to the Leon County area when she was around 9 years old and attended Leon Elementary and Jr. High Schools. After graduation from Leon Jr. High, Mariana attended school in Buffalo. In May of 2017, Mariana graduated from Buffalo High School. Mariana was an exceptional student with a radiating personality and delightful disposition.

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John Wallace Bain

John Wallace Bain, age seventy-nine, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Bryan, Texas following a lengthy illness. He was born on September 7, 1937 in Centerville, Texas to Charles Crawford & Robbie (Johnson) Bain. John grew up in Centerville and made a decision to stay in his hometown after graduation. He held numerous jobs when he was younger working for several local businesses including Ward Lumber Company driving a truck, Texaco (next to the Town Café during that time), Keeling Motors, Centerville Lumber and Hill Grocery.

Perhaps John’s most recognized position was the acting general manager of Western Auto in Centerville, where he worked for forty plus years. His son, Greg, later joined him, and together they worked diligently helping the people of Centerville and surrounding areas with merchandise sales or various matters and problems that were experienced. Every weekday morning before eight o’clock, one would often find John outside sweeping the porch and setting out equipment for the day. When he wasn’t at work, John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, offering his help and support whenever and wherever he was needed. When John was younger, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, and he later passed that love to his children. He also enjoyed solving jumble crossword puzzles. John was a lifelong resident of Centerville and a faithful member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Centerville.

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