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Jimmy Hilton Bard, 65, of El Campo, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Services are pending and will be published in a future issue of the El Campo Leader-News.

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David Alan Broman of El Campo passed away Jan. 24, 2020 in El Campo. He was born Nov. 6, 1951 in El Campo to Theodore Wilmar Broman and Ella Mae Hanson Broman. He was a master mason.

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Julia M. Baca, 100, of El Campo passed away Jan. 22, 2020. She was born Sept. 9, 1919 in Schulenburg to Joseph A. and Albina Tobola Orsak.

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Johnycia Polk, 17, a member of the El Campo graduating class of 2020 born Feb. 28, 2002 abruptly departed this life on Jan. 10, 2020. To commemorate her life a visitation will be 1 - 5 p.m. Friday Jan. 24, at Mathews Funeral Home in Wharton. A Celebration of Life service will be 11 a.m. Satu…

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Guillermo “Willie” Benavidez, 83 of Markham, passed away Jan. 21, 2020. He was born Feb. 10, 1936 in San Benito to Ignacio and Anita Rodriguez Benavidez.

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Marilyn Ann Morgan Chappell, 88, of Danevang, passed away Jan. 17, 2020. She was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Crowley, La. to Cyrus and Edna Gaines Morgan.

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Cynthia Kaye Johnson, 62, of Louise, passed away suddenly on Jan. 16, 2020. She was born in Camden, Ark. on Oct. 4, 1957 to Sam Robertson and Hazel Robertson. She was a graduate of Camden Fairview High School in 1976. She worked at Schultz Saloon in Seguin.

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Delores Agnes Veselka Strnadel, 83, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 13, 2020. She was born in Hillje on July 16, 1936 to Cyril and Martha Polasek Veselka. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Andrew’s Altar Society.

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James Russell O’Canas Jr., 17, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 12, 2020. He was born on July 8, 2002 in Victoria and was a senior at El Campo High School. Russell was handsome, loving, determined and a hard-working young man. He made a friend of everyone he came in contact with no matter their…

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Ramon Aldana Arroyo of El Campo died Jan. 10, 2020 at the age of 33. He was born in Veracruz, Mexico on Oct. 24, 1986. He was a self-employed mobile big truck mechanic and tire service.

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Norman E. Chandler of Meadow Place died Jan. 9, 2020 at the age of 80. He was born March 5, 1939 in Yoakum to Johnnie and Martha Dickenson Chandler.

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Heather Nicole Rivera, 32, of Wharton and formerly of El Campo, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. She was born July 15, 1987 in El Campo.

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LeeRoy Ellis “Pete” Baimbridge, 84, of El Campo, passed away Jan. 5, 2020. He was born Sept. 29, 1935 in Warren, Ark. to William John and Mary Ruby Rowell Baimbridge.

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On Dec. 20, 2019 both Carolyn Richardson and Leon Johnson of El Campo, sister and brother, departed this life to venture to another. Carolyn was born Nov. 18, 1951 and Leon was born July 17, 1953 to George and Essie Johnson in El Campo.

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Carolyn Richardson, age 68, died Dec. 20, 2019. Her services, to be held in conjunction with Leon Johnson, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 with visitation from 10 - 11 a.m. at New Faith Church, 2412 N. Walnut Dr. in Wharton.

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Leon Johnson, age 66, was born July 17, 1953 and died Dec. 20, 2019. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 with visitation from 10 - 11 a.m. at New Faith Church, 2412 N. Walnut Dr. in Wharton.

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Billie Nell Dillard, 76, recently of Austin, but throughout her life lived mostly in Wharton and Matagorda counties due to her love of moving both house and especially furniture, went to her final and perfect home on Dec. 24, 2019. She passed peacefully in her home while her children Pam Hof…

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Jesse Eddie (J.E.) Clayton went to see Jesus and his beloved wife Lorraine on Dec. 24, 2019 at the age of 95. He was born June 4, 1924 in Houston, to Eddie Calahand and Opal Cummings Clayton.

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Henrietta Justine Tymel Preite, 96, of El Campo, passed away Dec. 20, 2019. She was born in East Bernard on May 10, 1923 to William and Albina Shimek Tymel.

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Joyce Hines Thigpen, 98, of Palacios, passed away Dec. 19, 2019. She was born in Madisonville on Oct. 2, 1921 to Herbert and Verta Newberry Hines.

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Gene Austin Stogner, 90, of Louise, passed away Dec. 18, 2019. He was born on in Bogata on Aug. 31, 1929 to Ennis and Edie McCrury Stogner.

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Bill Hayes, 40, born July 3, 1979, died Dec. 13, 2019. His visitation will be Friday, Dec. 20 from 1- 5 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at New Faith Church of Wharton with burial following at the Wharton City Cemetery.

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Levan “Buddy” Marshall, 82, of El Campo, born Sept. 10, 1937 to Adell and Nellie Ceasar Marshall, departed this life on Dec. 11, 2019.  Visitation will be 1 - 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at Matthews Funeral Home and 9 - 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec 21 at First United Methodist Church in El Campo with a …

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Helena Berndt Lauritsen, 97, of Danevang died Dec. 17, 2019. She was born Sept. 17, 1922 in Danevang to Helvig and Laura Lauritzen Berndt. She was a homemaker and an artist. She was a member of the Danevang Lutheran Church and Historian of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society.

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Jerry B. House, 87, of El Campo passed away Dec. 16, 2019 at his residence. He was born Feb. 10, 1932 in El Campo to J.V. and Letha Mae Chandler House. He was a Marine and Korean War veteran.

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Francis Henry “Bitty” Stock, 77, of El Campo, passed away Dec. 7, 2019. He was born April 5, 1942 in El Campo to W.A. and Henrietta Maerz Stock. Bitty married the love of his life, Jeanette,

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Donald Floyd McDonald of El Campo died Dec. 7, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born Feb. 20, 1929 in Vernon Parish, La. to Robert and Arta Mae Corie McDonald. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard, retired petroleum engineer for Mobil Oil Corp., and a longtime member of Rotary Club of El Campo, …

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Calvin R. Pfeil Sr., 90, of Victoria, formerly of El Campo, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Victoria, He was born Nov. 13, 1929 in Shiner. He was the son of Gus and Bessie Pfeil. He retired from Lance Inc. in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Margaret Pfeil. He is also survived by…

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Helen Engle Humphrey, 89, passed away Nov. 20, 2019 in El Campo. Helen was born on a ranch outside of Coahoma, Texas on Aug. 18, 1930. She was the youngest child of Charles and Marjorie Engle.

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Gloria Ann (Valka) Whiteley was born into a Czech-American community in El Campo on June 25, 1952. She was the second child of Annie Jennie Dornak Valka and William George Valka. Gloria spent her early years experiencing life within the large Czech community and by helping out on family farm…

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A celebration of life service in honor of Delbert Dean Karasek, 80, of El Campo will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at First Baptist Church in El Campo.

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Clinton “Eddie” Edwin Poncik, 93, of El Campo, passed away Nov. 15, 2019. He was born Dec. 13, 1925 in El Campo to John and Albina Michalek Poncik. Clinton was a U.S. Navy Veteran and operator at Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line. He was a member of the American Legion Post 251, VFW, Elks Lodge…

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Edith Shimek Kocurek of Palacios died Nov. 15, 2019 at the age of 90. She was born May 2, 1929 in Hillje to Sigmund and Eunice Dornak Shimek.

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Maria Francisca Castro De Reyna, 81, of El Campo, passed away Nov. 12, 2019. She was born Sept. 17, 1938 in Mexico to Estanilado and Virginia Castro Tovar.

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Dorothy Gene Shimek Kocurek, 90, of Palacios, passed away Nov. 12, 2019. She was born in Hillje to Ignac and Angeline Tannich Shimek.

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Edwin “Eddie” Blaine Graeter passed away Nov. 10, 2019 at the age of 57. He was born May 29, 1962 in Houston. He was an electrical tech for DCP Midstream. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving, compassionate, hard working man and will be dearly missed by everyone who ha…

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Bobby Pruett Sr. of El Campo passed away Nov. 5, 2019 in El Campo at the age of 85. He was born Dec. 21, 1933 in Rosebud to Dewey Grant and Jessie Ann Wells Pruett.

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Bobby R. Pruett, 85, of El Campo passed away Nov. 4, 2019. Services are pending at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo.

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James R. Davis Sr., 77, of Houston was born Aug. 3, 1942 and passed away Nov. 1, 2019. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at St. John MBC in Houston. Burial will immediately follow at the El Campo Community Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Hom…

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Alice Sharp Appling, 89 of El Campo, passed away Nov. 1, 2019. She was born Oct. 25, 1930 in Rhome to William Bernice and Grace Hutchison Sharp. She graduated from North Texas State with a teaching degree in 1949.

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Peyton Ellis Lundy of Edna concluded his life’s journey Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the age of 66. He was born May 24, 1953 in Wharton, Texas, to DB and Catherine Lundy.

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Verline M. Hubenak, 72, of El Campo, passed away Nov. 2, 2019 following a sudden illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1946 in La Grange to Elo and Laura Supak Baca. She was an LVN employed by Mid Coast Medical Clinic for several years.

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Delbert Dean Karasek, 80, of El Campo, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. Born June 22, 1939 in East Bernard, he was the son of Clarence Karasek and Annie (Baca) Karasek. 

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Avalon Hicks, 82, of Pearland and formerly of El Campo passed away Oct. 29, 2019 in Houston. She was born July 3, 1937 in Decatur, Miss. to Thomas and Marion Depriest Slaughter.

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J.J. Hill Jr., 93, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 30, 2019 in El Campo. He was born Sept. 20, 1926 in El Campo to Jasper James and Louise Head Hill. J.J. married Ada Alleene Ladewig on Dec. 1, 1951. He was a rice farmer and laser levee surveyor before retiring at the age of 85. He is known fo…

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Carl Nettles Reynolds Jr., 85, of Wharton passed away Oct. 31, 2019. Carl was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Houston, to Carl Nettles Reynolds Sr. and Ruth Dayvault Reynolds.

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Gene Jessie Robinson of Houston, 79, died Oct. 24, 2019. He was born March 7, 1940 in Louise to Leon Victor (Lee) Robinson and Evelyn Louise Lilly Robinson.

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Hazel Ellis Roy, 97, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 28, 2019. She was born in Nekoma, N.D. Nov. 29, 1921 to William and Cora Dahle Ellis. She was a photographer assistant for Heller Gadeke Studios for many years.

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LaVerne Marie Mozisek Charbula, 89, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 25, 2019. She was born Dec. 8, 1929 in Hillje to Joseph and Claudia Ripple Mozisek. She retired from El Campo Aluminum in 1981. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, KJZT, American Legion, DAV and VFW Ladies A…

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