Memorials are published as a tribute to deceased Texas attorneys. Information included is primarily related to the individual’s accomplishments in the legal profession. To submit a memorial, please visit texasbar.com/tbj and fill out an online form or call (512) 427-1830 for more information. To learn more about closing a deceased attorney’s practice, go to texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html. HON. DONALD G. HUMBLE Humble, 86, of Cameron, died March 7, 2013. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1950. After being in private practice, Humble was elected as Milam County judge and then was appointed and later elected judge of the 20th Judicial District. He retired as senior state district judge. He was a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a past president of the Milam County Bar Association. During World War II, Humble served as an aerial gunner in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He is survived by his sons, attorney Mark Humble of Cameron and attorney Monty Humble of Austin; stepsons Jim Delony of Temple and David Delony of Cypress; stepdaughters, Melissa Williams and Laura Horn, both of Cameron; sisters, Ruth Hance of Tomball and Virginia Joosepson of Pasadena; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. BILL W. MILLER Miller, 82, of Sherman, died Jan. 20, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973. He owned a solo practice for 39 years, from 1973 to 2012, and also was a treasurer for the Grayson County Bar Association. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Annette Ringo Miller; and sons, William Robert Miller of Burbank, Calif., and John David Miller of Henderson, Nev. RONALD SCOTT BRADSHAW Bradshaw, 67, of Georgetown, died Aug. 20, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1976. He owned a private law practice in Houston from the 1970s until his retirement in 2008. Bradshaw is survived by his wife, Louise Howard Bradshaw; sons, Christopher Scott Bradshaw and Lance Judson Bradshaw; daughters, Leslie Dieterlen, Lisa Rowberry, Allison Showgren, and Heather Nelson; brother, attorney D. Channing Bradshaw; and 13 grandchildren. EDMOND J. FORD JR. Ford, 94, of Corpus Christi, died Jan. 21, 2013. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1948. He was an attorney for Kleberg, Eckhardt, Mobley & Roberts in Corpus Christi for about four years. From approximately 1952 to 2013, he was a solo practitioner in his own firm, Edmond J. Ford Jr. Attorney at Law, also in Corpus Christi. From 1954 to 1955, he served as president of the Corpus Christi Bar Association, and in 1961, he was appointed to continue the term of District Judge Cullen Briggs of Corpus Christi. Ford trained pilots as a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marie Roberta “Bobbe” Welder Ford; daughters, Helen Ford Allen and Grace Ford Powers, both of Taft; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. LEONARD L. LEIGHTON Leighton, 75, of San Antonio, died Jan. 13, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. In 1967, he received his Master of Law in taxation from New York University. Leighton began practicing as an associate of Sawtelle, Hardy, Davis & Goode. In 1972, he established his own firm, Leighton & Leighton, while also serving as general counsel to Tetco. For more than 20 years, Leighton was an adjunct professor of law at St. Mary’s University, teaching federal income taxation, taxation of business entities, and estate planning. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce Leighton; sons, Derek Leighton and attorney William R. Leighton, both of Austin; daughters, attorney Brenda L. Adkinson and Marla L. Byrd of San Antonio; and five grandchildren. AUBREY EDWARDS SR. Edwards, 91, of San Angelo, died April 23, 2013. After graduating from Baylor Law School, he was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963. For 30 years, he often was the only lawyer in the town of Big Lake. He also served as 83rd district attorney from 1972 to 1984. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army and received a Bronze Star at the Battle of the Bulge. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Charlet Edwards; sons, attorney Daniel Aubrey Edwards Jr. and attorney Mark Cotter Edwards; sister, Jackie Thompson; three grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. AUBREY ELLIOTT Elliott, 98, of Austin, died April 28, 2013. After graduating from St. Mary’s University School of Law, he was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1942. That year, he joined the FBI as a special agent, a position he held for 23 years in various U.S. cities, including Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Milwaukee, and Lubbock. He is survived by his son, Robert S. Elliott of Montreal, Canada; daughters, Susan E. White of Austin and Anne E. Hester of Dallas; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. JOHN SALEH Saleh, 84, of Lubbock, died May 14, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1952. From 1958 to 1973, he was partner with Saleh & Saleh in Lamesa, and from 1974 to 2008, he was a solo practitioner in John Saleh Law. Saleh served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is survived by his brother, attorney Sam Saleh. EARL M. HUITT JR. Huitt, 75, of Bay City, died Nov. 28, 2011. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. From 1963 to 2011, he was the owner of E.M. Huitt Jr. Attorney at Law. Huitt served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol Ann Huitt; daughters, attorney Melissa Huitt and Donna Huitt; brothers, W.M. Huitt and E.L. Huitt; and two grandchildren. ROBERT J. DUBBELDE Dubbelde, 43, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1996. He also was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. During law school, he was associate editor of the Texas Law Review. From 1996 to 2002, Dubbelde was an associate of Vinson & Elkins in Austin, and from 2002 to 2012, he was partner in Greenberg Traurig in Philadelphia. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Carole Dubbelde of Hot Springs Village; and sister, Kimberly Bailey of Bedford. JOE LOUIS Louis, 88, of Austin, died Dec. 23, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1948. Louis was an associate of Baker Botts in Houston for many years and then was a solo practitioner. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Louis is survived by his brother, Jack Louis of Austin. DONNIE JERRELL MCMANUS McManus, 75, of San Antonio, died Dec. 1, 2012. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970. From 1971 to 1972, he was an attorney with Legal Aid and then was a partner in Masters McManus, both in San Antonio. From 1975 to 1999, McManus owned a private practice in San Antonio, and in 1994, he served as judge of the 288th District Court in San Antonio. He was a colonel in the U.S. Army. McManus is survived by his wife of 54 years, June J. McManus; and sons, Mitchell and Brent McManus. ROYAL WILLIAM TWOMBLY Twombly, 87, of Sugar Land, died Jan. 31, 2013. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1955. He worked for Superior Oil Company, Ohio Oil Company, and Atlantic Refining Company, all in Houston. From 1962 to 1987, he was vice president of Houston Equity Investment Corp. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eleanor J. Twombly; sons, Frank Twombly of Little Rock, Ark., and Michael Twombly of Shiocton, Wis.; daughter, Elizabeth of Bakersfield, Calif.; sister Rebecca Scott of Freeport; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. TIMOTHY ALLEN DUFFY Duffy, 63, of Dallas, died Oct. 9, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973. That year, he joined Jordan, Ramsey & Bradley and later practiced law with Jordan, Ramsey & Hill; Crutcher, Hill, Ramsey & Jordan; Hughes & Luce; and Burleson, Pate & Gibson. Duffy served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Camille Duffy; son, Timothy Michael Duffy; daughters, Colleen Duggal and attorney Elizabeth Duffy; mother, Virginia Duffy; brother, John Duffy; sister, Claudia Beauchamp; and five grandchildren.
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