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Mary Louise Gideon Hemphill

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Mary Louise Gideon Hemphill passed away on June 23, 2009, in Bastrop, Texas. She was born to Rex and Mary Elizabeth Gideon on Oct. 26, 1927, in McMahan, Texas. Mary Lou graduated as salutatorian from Lockhart High School in 1945.

Mary Lou worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 28 years in Bastrop and Austin. After retiring to Red Rock, Texas she enjoyed renovati

ng old homes. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 83 in Austin and the Red Rock Community Center.

Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hollice Odell Hemphill; son, Gregory L. Hemphill and wife, Brenda; grandson, Travis John Hemphill and fiancée, Elizabeth Bridges; sisters-in-laws Bobbie Dan Gideon and Margie Bozarth; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Sam and Glenn Gideon.

Visitation for family and friends was held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop, with Rev. Joe Turner officiating. Interment followed at the New Red Rock Cemetery. Internment will be immediately following at the New Red Rock Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Rock Community Center in Red Rock, Texas or First Presbyterian Church in Lockhart, Texas.

Arrangements under the guidance of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, 505 Old Austin Highway, Bastrop, Texas, 78602. (512) 321-2576.

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