(October 24, 1935 – October 9, 2022)
Judge Latrelle Cain, at the age of 86, went to be with her savior on October 9, 2022. She was born on
October 24, 1935, in Carlton, Texas. At the early age of 12 years old, she had her career map already
planned out for her. As the daughter of longtime Erath County Justice of the Peace, Judge W. P. Barnett,
Pct. 2, in Dublin, she knew she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. When the opportunity
presented itself, she went into it with her own convictions and independent thinking, carrying with her the strong ethics instilled in her as a child.
While in Dublin, she owned and operated Circle C Tire Shop and later co-owned and operated Cain Pool
Company. She was a tough business woman with a heart of gold. She was appointed as City of Dublin
Municipal Judge in 1996 and served for 25 years and retired at the age of 85. Judge Cain also took office
as Erath County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 in 1999 and served until 2010.
A lifelong Texas native, Judge Cain, was well loved in her small town of Dublin. She overcame countless
challenges in life, especially the loss of two of her children, Michael and Amy, but through faith and fierce
determination, she preserved with grace and tremendous courage.
She dedicated her life to her family and daughters, Missy and Debbie, and friends and her beloved
community of Dublin.
Judge Cain was preceded in death by her daughter, Amy D’Ann Propp and her son Michael Matthew
Murphy, and is survived by her daughters, Missy Murphy Wills and Debbie Murphy Ewing and her
husband, Dave, her step-son, Jimmy Murphy and Grandchildren: Jordan Wills, Reagan Wills, Cameron
Propp and Makayla Propp. To her family and close friends, she was better known as Ma’am. She
cherished every moment she was able to spend with her family.
Visitation will be Friday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Harrell Funeral Home, 112 North Camden
Street, Dublin, TX and her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 am at
Cottonwood Baptist Church, 273 County Road 527, Dublin, TX.
As Ma’am always said, “The thing about it is. . .” And, “that is so special, it’s the dinkdum.” She also
always wanted to get in the car and “take a little razoo.” Now, she is on her last “razoo” to eternity.