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Wednesday, March 12, 2008 • Posted March 12, 2008

Gale Ligon, 80, of Llano, passed away Saturday, March 8. He was born on Aug. 17, 1927 to Winnie (Holland) and Thomas Stanley Ligon in Bluffton.

Mr. Ligon was married to Alice Jewel (Heyen) Ligon on March 23, 1947 in Llano who preceded him in death on July 22, 1989. He is also preceded in death by his parents and one sister Norvelle Clawson.

Survivors include sons, Larry Ligon and wife, Sharon, of Llano, Ernest Ligon and wife, Carole, of Llano; grandchildren, Holland, Ami, Michael, Ben, Laci; great-grandchildren, Loryn, Taryn, Emma, Rode, Cade, Matt, and Eric; nephews, Billy Clawson, of Dripping Springs, Johnny Clawson, of San Saba; niece, Maxanne Parker, of Llano and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ligon was retired as the Sheriff of Llano County after 28 years of service and a Veteran in the U.S. Army having served during WWII. He was also a member of the Llano Masonic Lodge, Cattle Raisers Association, Sheriff’s Association, and a member of the Lone Grove Church of Christ.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 11, at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel in Llano at 2 p.m. with Bro. Doug Aston officiating. Interment will follow at the Bluffton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Butler, Sammy Rogers, Nathan Garrett, Ted Christopher, David Ross and Bill Ship.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bluffton Cemetery Association or any charity of your choice.

Arrangements under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. in Llano.

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