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Dixie Lea (Cundiff) Wallace

Dixie Lea (Cundiff) Wallace, age 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Houston Hospice on Saturday, May 5, 2018. From her birth in Centerville, Texas on September 23, 1931, until her death, she nourished the people around her with love, faith and music. She was born to Richard Ricks Cundiff and Frances Josephine Hamrick and had one younger sister, Emily Ann Hyndman.

At an early age, Dixie started playing the piano and was an academic over-achiever. After graduating Valedictorian of Centerville High School in 1949, she attended North Texas State University, Sam Houston State University and graduated from University of Texas in Austin in 1954 with a Bachelor in Music with Honors. While at UT, Dixie was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Honor Societies (Sigma Alpha Iota, Phi Kappa Lambda and Dean’s Honors List). Following college, she taught music in Houston (Bastian Elementary) for 2 years and then settled in Galveston teaching at numerous schools (Alamo, Weis Jr High, Rosenberg, Burnet, Island and Crockett) for 30 years, also teaching private piano lessons.

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Beth Rodell

A funeral service was held at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville at 10 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2018 for Beth Rodell, age 78, of Centerville. Bro. Louis Mize officiated the service. Burial took place following the funeral service in the Centerville Cemetery.

Beth Rodell was born February 16, 1940 in Crockett, Texas to Elbert and Lillian (Womack) Tilley. She and her husband, Daniel Lee Rodell were married on July 6, 1957. Beth was a member of the First Baptist Church of Centerville.

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Daniel E. “Danny” Svec

Daniel E. “Danny” Svec was born September 19, 1951 in Houston, Texas. He was raised by his mother, Marcelle (Richards) McMillon and his step-father, Roy Lee McMillon. Danny was a machinist and worked for B.J. Services in Houston, Conroe Machine in Conroe and Weatherford Oil Tool in Huntsville. He had lived just east of Centerville for ten years before his death on May 7, 2018. He enjoyed deer hunting and raising vegetables in his garden. He had a little farm business called B & G Farm and sold his products on the courthouse square in Centerville on Saturdays. He also had dogs that he enjoyed caring for.

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