In January of 1949 not long after earning his funeral director and embalmer's license, C.E. Holloway and his wife, Lillie Fae, left their hometown of Farmersville, Texas to move south to Hillsboro. Waiting for them there was the firm where they would spend the rest of their careers. Louie Marshall could not have known back then that this young couple would be the leaders to carry Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors into the next century. C. E. passed away March 19, 2018 at the age of 95. At the time of his passing, he held the oldest active Funeral Directors license in the state.
During World War II, C.E. saw combat duty in the South Pacific with the Navy. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Hillsboro Lions Club, the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.
A native of Hill County, Levin joined the Marshall & Marshall staff in January of 2003. Born in Whitney, he graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1995. Following through on an early interest in funeral service, he completed his professional training at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and earned his funeral director and embalmer license in 2000.
Levin is married to the former Kimberly Lemoine of Louisiana. Together they have five sons, Christian Allen, Scott Dahly, and Paylin Levi Ainsworth, and Garrett Paul and Jonah Anthony Laborde. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Hillsboro and also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Before returning "home" to Hillsboro, Levin worked at funeral homes in Gatesville and Meridian, Texas.
Joni has been with Marshall & Marshall since 2000, working with families to assist them in processing of insurance claims, placing obituaries, and processing other documentation in our Hillsboro office. A native of Aquilla, she graduated from West High School and McLennan Community College.
In addition to her duties at Marshall & Marshall, she enjoys helping husband Dennis Boman, Jr. with the family farming operation. Prior to joining Marshall & Marshall, Joni was the Assistant General Manager at Prime Outlets in Hillsboro. The couple are members of Christ Lutheran Church in Hillsboro and have one daughter, Cailea.
After 42 years as an instructor at Hill College, David officially joined the staff of Marshall & Marshall in 2008. His association with Marshall & Marshall had actually begun much earlier, soon after he arrived in Hillsboro in 1966. A talented vocalist and organist, David often sang for funerals and occasionally played the organ for services as well. He has shared those talents with the community also. Over his many years in the area, he has served as organist, soloist, or choir director for at least ten churches of various denominations in Hillsboro and the surrounding communities.
In his role as funeral service assistant, David has enjoyed the opportunity to greet so many of his friends and former students while helping to care for their families and friends during a time of loss.
Karon Carter joined Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in June of 2012. Karon assumed the responsibilities of our Whitney Office Administrator where she assists other staff with completing service documentation, placing obituaries and aiding families with processing insurance claims. She has resided in Hillsboro since 1975.
With a bachelor degree in French and Spanish and a master's degree in French from Trinity University in San Antonio, Karon enjoyed a 25 year teaching career. She began at Hill College and also taught at Blum and Hillsboro high schools in Hill County. In 2012, she retired from teaching, wrapping up her career at Alvarado High School where she taught for 13 years. She taught both French and Spanish and served as head of the foreign language department at Alvarado.
Along with her parents, she was formerly part-owner of A Country Garden Flower Shoppe in Hillsboro and also owned a portrait studio - Portraits by Karon. Her many interests include artwork, photography, gardening and music, but her passion is her horses and all things associated with them.
James R. Fine
A licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1985, James began with Marshall & Marshall in 1996. Originally from San Antonio where he completed high school, he received his professional training from the San Antonio College Mortuary Science Program. He has many years of experience with funeral homes in San Antonio, Kingsville, Livingston and Waco.
James and his wife, Becky, a registered nurse have two children, Laurel and Allen. He is a member of the Church of Christ and enjoys singing, often leading the music at church gatherings. James also has a passion for classic Cadillacs.
David was born and raised in Kerens, Texas. He graduated from Kerens High School in 1980 and began his career in the Funeral Business in 1981. He graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1989. He and his wife bought Friou Floral in Cleburne, Texas in 2017 and run that business with great respect from the community of Cleburne and surrounding areas. David has devoted his life to helping other people in the most difficult time in there lives. He became apart of the staff here at Marshall and Marshall in July of 2019 and is very pleased to be serving the families of Hillsboro and Whitney.
Christy has been with Marshall & Marshall since June 2014, working with families to assist them in processing of preneed insurance claims, placing obituaries, and processing other documentation in our Hillsboro office. She was born in Anahuac, Texas, was raised in Itasca, Texas and graduated from Itasca High School in 1994. In 2007, she graduated from St. Leo University in Florida, with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.
At the beginning of 2019, Christy had started helping central Texas families prepare for the future. She serves as a preneed consultant for Marshall & Marshall and brings her expertise as a licensed insurance agent to help families plan for funeral expenses. Either in your home or at one of our offices, she can advise and help plan for these decisions in advance when a family is better prepared to consider these options. She has dedicated her life to helping others at their time of need.
G. O. Cavazos
For more than a quarter of a century, G. O. Cavazos has been helping central Texas families prepare for the future. G. O. serves as a preneed consultant for Marshall & Marshall and brings his expertise as a licensed insurance agent to help families plan for funeral expenses. Either in your home or at one of our offices, he can advise and help plan for these decisions in advance when a family is better prepared to consider these options.
A native of Mexico, Candelario came to Texas in the mid 1970s settling in Central Texas. He and his wife, Alejandra reside in Hillsboro. With Marshall & Marshall since 1984, Candelario works to insure that the same care that is provided by our staff at the funeral home is extended to the graveside and every detail there is properly attended.
Also born in Mexico, Ciriaco joined our staff in 1987, teaming up with his brother Candelario. He lives near Whitney with his wife, Catalina, and is active in Iglesia Bautista Emanuel where he serves as a deacon. Ciriaco's conscientious care to make certain that each gravesite is appropriately cared for helps to maintain the reputation that Marshall & Marshall has earned through the years.
Another member of the Rea family, Raul moved to Hillsboro in the early 90s from his home in Lagunillas, Mexico. He and his wife, Teresa, have three children, Francisco, Csar, and Jocelyn. In 1994, after being recruited by his uncles, Cande and Ciriaco, he joined the Cemetery Services staff at Marshall & Marshall. Together, these men enable Marshall & Marshall to ensure that no detail goes unattended in providing the most comprehensive level of service in the Hill and Bosque County area.
Robert P. Ridlehuber
Robert P. "Bob" Ridlehuber (1948 - 2010)
Funeral Service Assistant
After almost 19 years of caring, compassionate service with Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors, Bob Ridlehuber died on March 6, 2010. His passing left a great loss, both with our Marshall & Marshall family and our community.
Bob Ridlehuber joined Marshall & Marshall in 1991 and serves as a funeral service assistant and fleet supervisor. A life-long resident of Hillsboro and graduate of Hillsboro High School, he served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam conflict. It was often his privilege to present the flag to our veteran's families on behalf of the President of the United States at the conclusion of committal services.