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George Richardson, of Waco, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Funeral services were held Friday at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Rev. David Gant offi ciating. Burial was in Waco Memorial Park. Mr. Richardson was born April 18, 1941, in Ireland to G.M. and Sara Meadie Richardson. He attended school in Evant. The family moved to Gatesville in 1958. He married Linda Underhill in 1961 at Beverly Hills Baptist Church. He worked at Safeway and H.E.B. stores and in management positions at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and Fujitsu Corporation. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Linda; sons, David Richardson and Daryl Richardson; sister, Ramona Hale; and four grandchildren.

Virginia Henson, age 84, of Gatesville, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Gatesville. Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Restland Cemetery with the Rev. W.W. Nunn offi ciating. Mrs. Henson was born June 9, 1930, in McLennan County. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Myrtle Stephens Richardson. She married Charles Leon Henson on Feb. 21, 1947. She worked at Smead Manufacturing in McGregor and at Deck Boat for 20 years. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2012. She is survived by her sons, Dave Henson and Kelvin Henson; sisters, Pansy Ray and Pauline Shaw; brother, Jacob Richardson; fi ve grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Wilma Harrell, of Waco, died Oct. 10, 2014. Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 17, at Rosemound Cemetery. She was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Pidcoke. She was raised in Turnersville and was a graduate of John Tarleton College (now Tarleton State University) with a major in music. She attended business school and had a long career as a bookkeeper. She worked in the family business, Waco Farm Machinery, until the mid-1960s and then worked for Newman Rentals until her retirement in 1988. She was active in the American Business Women’s Association and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of fl owers, donations can be made to the Brookdale Place Alzheimer’s Fund, 2121 Scarsdale Boulevard, Pearland, TX 77581.