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Judith Ann Hertz
Services for Judith Ann Hertz, 40, Murchison, were held March 24, 2009, at the Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens. Interment was in Jennings Mountain Cemetery in Brownsboro.
Hertz was born Aug. 20, 1968, in San Antonio and died March 19, 2009, in Murchison.
She had been a resident of Murchison for 15 years. Being extraordinary in motivational skills, she was respected professionally as a speaker, teacher and trainer in the work force.
She was most recently employed at Solar Turbine in Mabank. A loving mother with a heart of gold, she loved laughter, singing, watching movies, quilting, fishing, hunting and was an avid animal lover.
Survivors include her sons Nathan Cochran and Johnathan Rhoads, both of Murchison; daughter DeAnna Rhoads, Conyers, Ga.; parents Karen and Michael Hertz, Ingleside; biological father Chris Jones, maternal grandmother Helen Engel, paternal grandmother Adalaide Brown, both of San Antonio; brothers and sister-in-law Steven and Andrea Hertz, Euless; and James Jones, Rainer, Wash.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and a host of wonderful friends.
Pallbearers were Nathan Cochran, Johnathan Rhoads, Steven Hertz, Billy Whitehead, Will Smith, Richard Pride and Darlene Redclift.
Honorary pallbearers were Keith Rhoads, James Jones, Jack Jones, Skip Jones and Michael Hertz.
Memorials may be made to the Nathan and Johnathan Educational Fund, c/o Citizens State Bank, 713 East Texas Street, Athens, TX 75751.

Betty Jean Beck
Services for Betty Jean Beck, 78, Payne Springs, were held March 22, 2009, at the Mabank Church of Christ with Robert Clamon officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Beck was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Checotah, Okla., and died March 20, 2009, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her father Roy Pierce in 1978, and her mother Florence in 1999.
She lived in Payne Springs the last 40 years of her life.
She and her husband Harold retired as co-owners of Baywood Self Storage and Boat Stalls. She was a member of the Mabank Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years and high school sweetheart Harold; sons Robert and daughter-in-law Maxine, Lake Arrowhead, Calif.; David and daughter-in-law Sherry, Mabank; Patrick and daughter-in-law Kelly, Payne Springs; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Bobbie Ruth Duffield, Jefferson; and Jean Rocovtis, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; brothers Roy Junior Pierce, Phelan, Calif.; and Donold Pierce, Gun Barrel City; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.
Pallbearers were Joe Agnes, Norman Thomas, Wayne Estep, Walter McMillen, Larry Clamon and Bill Dyer.
 


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