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October 12, 2012

Elba Orlita Hendley Blume

ORANGE — Elba Hendley Blume went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 10, 2012 in Angleton, Texas.

The funeral service will be on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Elba was born on February 11, 1920, in Como, Texas and married Curtis Edward Hendley in 1938.  Elba spent most of her life as a homemaker and was an excellent seamstress.  Elba’s pride and joy were her family, friends and neighbors and most cherished were her daughter, Pam and granddaughter, Angela.  Elba and Curtis were married 61 years until Curtis’s death in 1999.  Elba later in life married Jay D. Blume, and they enjoyed several years of happiness and companionship until she began to suffer with Alzheimer’s. Elba then relocated to Angleton to be near her family and was a resident at Country Village Care until the time of her death.

Elba was a member of West Orange Memorial Baptist Church for 48 years and then joined Jay at North Orange Baptist Church after they married.  She lived on Alamo Drive in West Orange for 51 years.  She loved her house and her neighbors.  What a wonderful place to raise a family!

Elba is survived by her husband, Jay D. Blume; daughter, Pamela Hendley Reed and husband Rick, granddaughter, Angela Wood Dees and husband, Derrick and four beautiful great-grandchildren, Chloe, Barrett, Emme and Fisher.

Though Elba never got to know all of her great-grandchildren well, they brought her many smiles during her recent years.  Other survivors include Elba’s brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold Hendley, Ray Hendley, Fay and Frost Nix, and Charles and Carol Hendley, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Elba is also survived by Jay’s children, Jay and Patricia Blume, Sandy and Bill Warren, and his grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Dena Mae and Preston Dickey; her husband, Curtis and his parents, Johnie and Mary Hendley; infant son, Kenneth; sisters and their husbands, Lynna and Jim Miller; Bennie and Eldred Simpson; Margaret and Mac Eoff; and Alline and Larry Martin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Oleta and Richard Allen; June and Shornden McCloud; Alma and Bob Craig; Emaline and Earl Hallman; J.P. & Lois Hendley and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Rick Reed, Derrick Dees, Dick Powell, and great-grandsons, Barrett and Fisher.

The family would like to thank the staff at Country Village Care for the love and support they gave to Elba and the family. We truly felt like family. Another special thanks to the Hospice Care Team for helping us near the end.

For those wishing to send a memorial, a donation to the Alzheimer’s charity of your choice is appreciated.

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