On April 15, 2011, after a long illness, John Lawrence (Jack) Neill died with his family at his side in Jacksonville, FL.  Jack was born on a small farm outside of Eldorado, Texas on December 30th, 1925.  His family was early settlers of the State of Texas, and it is well noted that Jack’s great-great uncle, James Clinton Neill, commanded the Alamo before Travis relieved him.  He escaped Travis’ fate and helped win Texas independence from Mexico in the Battle of San Jacinto.

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Tommye Johnson, 85, of Goldsmith, TX passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Odessa. Tommye was born October 6, 1926 in San Angelo, TX.  She was raised in Eldorado, TX and graduated from Eldorado High School in 1944. While working at Foxworth-Galbreath Lumber Co in Eldorado, Tommye met the love of her life, Grover Lee Johnson. They were married September 20, 1947.
Grover’s work took them to numerous West Texas towns for the next several years; in 1964 they settled in Goldsmith. Grover and Tommye were constant companions for over 64 years.

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Max Weldon Kennick 4 year old son of John and Jana Lyn Kennick, and great grandson of Ruth Davis and the late Weldon Davis of Eldorado, passed away Nov. 6th of 2011 in Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas.

Max and his triplet sisters, Maci and Molli were born March 14th of 2007 in Austin. Max touched the hearts of many people in his short life, despite his challenging medical history.

He is survived by his parents, brothers, Reece and Ryan, and his triplet sisters. Grandparents are George and Shirley Kennick and great grandmother, Sena Wilste of Bonners’ Ferry, Idaho, Charlie and Jacque Wilson and great grandmother Opal Wilson, of Pearsall, Tx and Ruth Davis of Eldorado and several uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.

Services were Nov. 10th 2011 at First Baptist Church of Taylor, Tx.

Carmen Page Joy Preston went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 8, 2011.  Carmen was born February 6, 1977 in San Angelo, Texas to Kerry and Debbie Joy of Eldorado.  She graduated from Eldorado High School in 1995 and obtained her Nursing Degree from Angelo State University.  Carmen was a practicing RN and currently worked as a home health nurse, traveling all over the Concho Valley to care for her patients.

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