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Anderson, Lucille Anna
    (Cameron) Lucille Anna Anderson, 80, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at Scott & White Hospital. Funeral service held Saturday, December 14th at the Little River Baptist Church with direct cremation following the service. Mrs. Anderson was born June 15, 1922 in St. Paul, MN. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Anderson.
    She is survived by a son, Danny Joe of Houston; 3 daughters, Jewell Patty Kolter and Wendy Marcia Lacken, both of Cameron, and Donna Jean Anderson of Friendswood; a brother, William Lambrecht; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, also survive.
Anderson, Thomas (Andy) Harris
    (Cameron)Thomas (Andy) Harris Anderson, 92, of Pasadena and formerly of Cameron, died Monday, July 1, 2002 in a Pasadena hospital. Funeral services held Friday, July 5th, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial a Walker's Creek Cemetery.
    Mr. Anderson, a retired pipefitter was born April 4, 1910 to Madison Eugene and Maria Harris Anderson in Alabama. He was a member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Union 211 for over 55 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cameron for over 30 years.
    Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Vada Mae Anderson.
    He is survived by 2 sons, Gene Anderson of Lake Jackson and Ralph Anderson of Pasadena; 3 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Ashcraft, Rufus
    (Cameron) Rufus Ashcraft, 86, of Temple and formerly of Buckholts, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in a Temple nursing facility. Graveside funeral services were held at the South Elm Cemetery near Buckholts.
    Mr. Ashcraft, a truckdriver, was born May 1, 1916 in Hunt County to Wes and Mary Dale Durham Ashcraft. He was an Army veteran.
    Mr. Ashcraft was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, and by 2 daughters; Joyce Williams and Dimple Kelley Bishop.
    He is survived by 1 sister, Velma Nichols of Killeen; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-child.

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Baker, Richard Raymond
    (Cameron) Richard Raymond Baker, 55, of Cameron died Thursday, January 17, 2002 at Central Texas Hospital. Funeral services held Saturday, January 19th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Blue Water Cemetery in Livingston, TX. Mr. Baker was born October 16, 1946 in Trinity, TX to Alvin Eugene Baker and Faye Othel Munson.
    He is survived by his mother, Faye Baker of Cameron; a brother, Glenn William Baker of Cameron; and a sister, Bonita Faye Baker Ryan of Cleveland, TX.
Barkemeyer, Raymond Dietrich Paul
    Raymond Dietrich Paul Barkemeyer, 91 of Ben Arnold, died Thursday, September 12, 2002 in a Cameron hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 15th, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Ben Arnold Cemetery.
    Mr. Barkemeyer, a retired farmer, was born July 17, 1911 to George F. and Minnie Giese Barkemeyer in the Walkers Creek Community. He married Gertrude Pimpler on October 12, 1933. Mr. Barkemeyer was a member of the United Church of Christ in Ben Arnold.
    He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Herman, George, and Leroy, as well as 1 sister, Gertrude Barkemeyer.
    He is survived by his wife, Gertrude of Ben Arnold; a son, David of Cameron; a step-brother, Alvin Sitz; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Barrett, John Alva
    (Cameron) John Alva Barrett, 91, of Cameron died Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale. Graveside funeral services held Wednesday, August 28th at Little River Cemetery. Mr. Barrett was born January 4, 1911 in Hamilton County to William Taylor Barrett and Pearl Munday. He worked as a cashier for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was married to Billie Pauline Smith.
    He is survived by his wife, Billie Pauline; a daughter, Carolyn Lister of Cameron; and 2 sisters, Inez Williams and Ruby Fockers, both of California.
Bartek ,Kitty Jo
    (Cameron) Kitty Jo Bartek, 55, of Temple and formerly of Milam County died Monday, May 13, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 16th, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Cyclone.
    Ms. Bartek was born on March 10, 1947 to Joe Nathan Lewis, Sr. and Kathleen Tindal Lewis. She had worked as a nurse at Scott and White Hospital for over 12 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Bartek in 1994.
    Ms. Bartek is survived by a son, Dwayne and wife, Kelly of Moody; her mother, Kathleen and her father, Nathan, both of Cameron; a brother, Joe Lewis, Jr. of Sharp; 2 sisters, Debbie Weaver and Becky Brannon of Cameron.
    3 grandchildren, Samantha, Mikel James, and Nathan.
Bayer, Lenora
    (Cameron) Willie Fritz Roschetzky, Sr., 78, of Cameron died Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at the Cameron Nursing Home. Funeral services held Tuesday, January 8th at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial at the church cemetery. Mrs. Bayer was born January 10, 1912 in Milam County to Joe Frank Hollas and Bertha Irene Schrieber. She was a homemaker and worked with a child care service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, in 1985 and a son, Monroe in 1979.
    She is survived by a son, Ernest Bayer of Ft. Worth; a brother, Ervin Hollas of Rockdale; 2 sisters, Alberta Barta of Cameron and Maurine Foster of Rockdale; 4 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and 1 step-great grandchild, also survive.
Billingsley, Randolph Jeptha
    Randolph Billingsley, 77, of Cameron, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 7th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Walkers Creek Cemetery.
    Mr. Billingsley, a retired machinist, was born February 15, 1925 in New Braunfels, Texas to Rueben Randolph and Dollie Sughrue Billingsley. He was a Navy veteran of WW II. He married Lou LaBelle Graves in Houston on July 26, 1948.
    He is survived by his wife, Lou LaBelle Billingsley of Cameron; 2 sons, Randy of Cameron and Paul of Cleveland, TX; 3 daughters, Linda Taylor and Glenda Nolton of Paige and Theresa Phelps of Cameron; 2 brothers, Charles of Cameron and Darrell of Houston; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, also survive.
Black, Frank Davis
    (Cameron) Frank Davis Black, 67, of the Jones Praire Community died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at his residence. Funeral services were held at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with a private family burial in the Sneeds Chapel Cemetery.
    Mr. Black was born April 9, 1934 in Jones Praire to John Dewey and Etta Louise Smith Black. He was a graduate of C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron.
    Mr. Black was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was amember of the V.F.W. Post 2010 in Cameron. He was employed by the Aluminum Company of America and worked in the Ingot Department.
    He is survived by his wife, Clare Rose Black of Jones Praire; a son, Dave Black of Jones Praire; a daughter, Sara Yarbrough of Cypress; 1 sister, Virginia Schiffel of Redlands, CA.; 3 grandchildren, also survive.
Blythe, Johnnie Faye
    (Cameron) Johnnie Faye Blythe, age 74, of Shepherd and formerly of Milam County, died Thursday, July 4, 2002 at her home. Graveside services held Sunday, July 7th at the North Elm Cemetery.
    Ms. Blythe, a homemaker, was born March 31, 1928 in Milam County to Henry Lee and Myrtle Corine Otts Fuller.
    She is survived by her son, Gary Blythe of Shepherd; 2 sisters, Lorene Laird of Pearland and Iva McCallum of Houston; several nieces and nephews.
Botts, Richard Keith
    (Cameron) Richard Keith Botts, 77, of Cameron died Sunday, December 22, 2002 at his residence. Graveside funeral services held Tuesday, December 24th at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Botts was born September 22, 1925 in Kellyville, OK to Harry Joseph Botts and Florence Mae Wetzel. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Navy. Mr. Botts was a supervisor for the Cameron Water Department. He was married to Evelyn Joyce Schirpik. Mr. Botts was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, 3 brothers and a daughter, Rosalind Diane Jones.
    Mr. Botts is survived by his wife, Evelyn Botts of Cameron; a son, Richard Keith Botts II and wife, Talma, of Temple; 4 daughters, Cheryl Dickerson and husband, Terry of Luling, Denise Kopriva and husband, Robert, of Temple, Lynette Jochec and husband, Frankie, of Cameron, Yvonne Cunnick and husband, Greg Deleon, of Waco; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, also survive.
Brooks, Willie Lorene
    (Cameron) Willie Lorene Brooks, 85, of Rosebud died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at Baylor University Med Center in Dallas. Funeral services held Thursday, January 17th at Independence Baptist Church with burial at the Willing Worker Cemetery in Rosebud. Mrs. Brooks was born April 21, 1916 in Falls County to Charlie Lewis and Minnie Alexander. Mrs. Brooks was a nannie at a home care facility. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Brooks, 2 grandchildren and 5 brothers.
    She is survived by a son, James Scott of Dallas and a brother, Frank Givens of Mart.
Burke, Marguerite Cooley
    (Cameron) Marguerite Cooly Burke, 100, of Cameron died Monday, June 17, 2002 in a Cameron nursing home. Graveside funeral services and burial were held Wednesday, June 19th, at Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Burke was born on March 4, 1902 in Marlin to Brian and Margaret Sylvester Cooley. She graduated for Texas Women University in 1925. Mrs. Burke was a teacher in the Cameron and Buckholts School Districts.
    She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cameron and of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erle C. Burke; a brother, Herbert Cooley; and by 3 sisters, Bess Stephens, Julia Holloway,and Coyle Maxey.
    Mrs. Burke is survived by a son, Richard E. and wife, Barbara of Cameron; 1 granddaughter, Jan Stevens.
Burkhart, Billye Angell
    (Cameron) Billye Angell Burkhart, 72, of Rockdale, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, October 25th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Walkers Creek Cemetery near Cameron.
    Mrs. Burkhart was born October 7, 1930 in Cameron to Ivy Nelson and Cora Estelle Steele Angell. She worked as a secretary for Coastal Oil & Gas Corp. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Burkhart and by one son David Burkhart.
    She is survived by 1 son, Robert Burkhart of Rockdale; a daughter, Becky Stuart of Bellaire and 1 granddaughter.
Burnett, Chad Andrew
    (Cameron) Chad Andrew Burnett, 29, of Cameron died Sunday, September 29, 2002 in Morrilton, AK. Funeral services held Thursday, October 3rd at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Burnett was born February 24, 1973 in Cameron to Liles Newton Burnett and Billie Lou Grimes. He was a member of the Armed Forces serving in the US Air Force as a C130 Navigation Instructor. He graduated from YOE High in 1991 and from Texas A&M in 1995.
    He is survived by is parents, Newton and Billie Burnett; grandparents, Lois Burnett of Belmina and Laura Grimes of Cameron; and a brother, Lance Burnett of Abilene.
Burnette, Robert Gorden
    (Cameron) Robert Gorden Burnette, age 90, of Houston and formerly of Milam County died Sunday, June 12, 2002. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 15th at Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mr. Burnette was born January 25, 1912 in Milam County to Norman and Minne Louisa Burnette. Mr. Burnette worked for Humble Oil and Refining Company in Katy, TX. He married Nellie Baskin and she preceded him in death. In addition to his wife, a daughter, Barbara Burnette, also preceded him in death.
    He is survived by a son, Robert G. Burnette, Jr.; 3 daughters, Lydia Scrimpshire, Eudora Masuccio, and Patricia Diebel; 2 brothers, W. Nash and Turner A. Burnette; 2 granddaughters and 3 great granddaughters.
Burns, Virginia
    (Cameron) Virginia Burns, 79 of Brooklyn Center, MN and formerly of Cameron, died Monday, April 22, 2002. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30th at the Port Sullivan Cemetery near Branchville in Milam County.
    Mrs. Burns, a budget analyst, was born July 13, 1922 in Milam County to James Alonzo and Betty Virginia Francis Wilkinson.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James A. (Buck) Wilkinson, Jr.
    She is survived by a son, David Burns of Brooklyn Park, MN; 2 brothers, Bobby R. of Cameron and Richard L. of Henderson; 5 sisters, Louise Swan of Lake Jackson, Erline Rogers of Robinson, Margie Jolly of Bellaire, Joyce Ellis and Pat Moraw of Cameron; a sister-in-law, Pearl Wilkinson of Cameron; 4 grandchildren, Virginia, David, Adam and Robert; 3 great grandchildren, Raul, Diego and Varella.

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Cabron, Julius E.
    (Cameron) Julius E. Cabron, 92, of Cameron died Saturday, November 9, 2002 in a Cameron hospital. Funeral services were held at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial in the Corinth Cemetery in Buckholts.
    Mr. Cabron, a retired hardware salesman for E.L. Weid Hardware in Cameron, was born February 18, 1910 in Buckholts, TX. He was an Army veteran of WW II. He married Willie Mae Valka, February 6, 1934. She preceded him in death on June 26, 2000. Mr. Cabron was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Cabron was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
    He is survived by one son, Douglas Cabron of Tyler and 1 grandchild.
Callaway, J. L.
    (Cameron) Our good friend, J.L. Callaway, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2002 at Scott & White hospital in Temple. Funeral services held Thursday, September 26th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
    Mr. Callaway was born in Mumford, Texas on October 20, 1914. As a young man, J.L. Callaway attended Hearne High School and then Meadows College in Shreveport, LA. After college, he move to Cameron and worked for the Milam Candy Company, a manufacturer and distributor of candy products throughout Central Texas. In 1934, J.L. joined the McLane Company where he began his career as an accountant and in 1936, moved into sales. In 1942, he answered the call of our government and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he worked with the Inspector General's staff until 1946. J.L. returned to McLane's and quickly became the number one salesman and in 1968 became the V.P. of Sales and Marketing. At the time of his retirement, J.L. had worked as an executive for the McLane Compay for 57 years, a tenure exceeded only by Drayton McLane, Sr. with 67 years.
    His integrity and great spiritual leadership was also exhibited through a strong commitment to the First Christian Church in Cameron where he served as an elder for more than 40 years. During that time he taught the Youth Sunday School class for the next 30 years.
    Mr. Callaway is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bonnelle Neinast Callaway and their one daughter, Jane Ada Callaway, a graduate of YOE High School.
Cardona, Jose Luis, Jr.
    Jose Luis Cardona, Jr. 26, of Cameron, died Sunday, November 3, 2002 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Williamson County. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, November 29th at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial in the St. Monica's Cemetery.
    Mr. Cardona, a baler operator for E.R. Carpenter Co. in Temple, was born July 28, 1976 in Cameron to Luis and Rosa Borgas Cardona.
    He is survived by his wife, Michelle Trevino; a son, Jose Luis Cardona, III; 2 daughters, Isabel Cardona and Marissa Trevino, all of Cameron.
    His parents, Rosa and Luis Cardona of Cameron; 2 brothers, Ruben and Marcus Cardona; 1 sister, Myra, also of Cameron.
    His grandmother, Petra Carmona of Mexico and a great-grandmother, Ruth Lara of Cameron, also survive.
Caywood, Joe Barkley
    (Cameron) Joe Barkley Caywood, 69, of Cameron died Tuesday, July 16, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Graveside funeral services were held Friday, July 19th at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.
    Mr. Caywood was born June 14, 1933 in Rockdale and graduated from Rockdale High School. He married Leila Buchanan in 1989. He had been a civil engineer and worked for ALCOA. Mr. Caywood was a Navy veteran.
    Mr. Caywood is survived by his wife, Leila of Cameron; 4 step-sons, Bruce and Herbert of Wisconsin, Robert of Mississippi, and Donnie of Milano; 5 step-daughters, Brenda Harvey of Hempstead, Cynthia Howard and Betty Holmes of Bryan, Stella Bryan of Florida, and Marie Buegler of Rockdale; 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Claxton, A. Lee
    (Cameron) A. Lee Claxton, 77, of Longview died Monday, August 12, 2002 in Longview. Graveside funeral service held Thursday, August 15th at the old Marak Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Claxton was born September 26, 1925 in Milam County to Auburey Claxton and Essie E. Williams. Mr. Claxton was a backhoe operator.
    Mr. Claxton is survived by a son, Jeff Claxton of Longview; a daughter, Robin Pandolta of Pearland; a brother, Thomas Frank Claxton of New Braunfels; a sister, Mary K. Rider of Cameron; and 1 grandchild.
Cochran, Howard Clint
    (Cameron) Howard Clint Cochran, 88, of Cleveland and formerly of Cameron died Tuesday, April 30, 2002 in a Cleveland nursing home. Funeral services were held at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mr. Cochran, a retired construction carpenter, was born April 6, 1914 to Jeff and Margret Pratt Cochran.
    He is survived by a son, Kenneth of Normangee; a daughter, Wanda Bagley of Cleveland; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Cole, Harvey S.
    (Cameron) Harvey S. Cole, 79, of Cameron and formerly of Lake Charles, LA, died Saturday, September 14, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 18th at Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles with burial in the Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley, LA.
    Mr. Cole, a retired machinist for CONOCO, was born July 5, 1923 to Mancel A. and Katherine Alfreda Shattuck Cole. He married Edith Mary Spratt on May 2, 1942 and she preceded him in death in January 10, 2002.
    Mr. Cole graduated from Le Tourneau College in Longview, TX. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of W.W. II. Mr. Cole was a life-long member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles, but most recently, a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron.
    He is survived by two sons, Spencer F. of Cameron and Brian R. Cole of Tulsa, OKLA; a daughter, Phyllis Tadlock of Kampala, Uganda; 3 grandchildren and 1 nephew.
    Donations may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home or the Dry Creek Baptist Encampment.
Coody, James Lawrence
    (Cameron) James Lawrence Coody, 58, of Richmond, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002 in a Galveston hospital. Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, December 21st at Saints Cyril & Methodius Cemetery in Marak.
    Mr. Coody, a truck driver, was born October 6, 1944 in Bryan to James D. and Ann Tomek Coody.
    He is survived by a daughter, Michelle Kuempel of Hutto; a brother, Robert Joe Coody of Boone, N.C. and a sister, JoAnn Biskup of Schertz.
Cook, Charles Wayne
    (Cameron) Charles Wayne Cook, 57, of Ft. Worth died Thursday, October 3, 2002 at his residence. Graveside services were held October 9th, at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery with Rev. Harold Cook officiating.
    Mr. Cook, a grocery store butcher, was born June 24, 1947 in McKinney, TX to Dennis and Daisy Cook. He was an Army veteran.
    Mr. Cook is survived by a son, Chance; a daughter, Tammy; 3 brothers, Harold Cook of Cameron, Bill Cook of Bastrop, and Jerry Cook of Ft. Worth; 2 sisters, Betty Lundy and Kay Cushman, both of Ft. Worth.
    Memorials may be made to the F.I.R.M. Area Baptists Mission Fund, 100 N. Central, Cameron, TX. 76520.
Corona, Rosa
    (Cameron) Rosa Corona of Cameron, age 73, died Monday, November 11, 2002. Services were held on Wednesday, November 13th at Primera Iglesia Bautista, with burial at Hernandez Cemetery.
    Mrs. Corona, a retired nurses's aid, was born on November 20,1929 in Cameron, TX to Isabel and Antonio Soriano. She was a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Cameron.
    She is survived by her husband, Frank Corona, Jr., 3 sons; Rigo Valdez, Sammy Lopez, and Frank E. Corona III, all of Cameron; 1 daughter, Diana Rangel, also of Cameron.
    12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
Coufal, Annie Myrtle
    (Cameron) Annie Myrtle Coufal, 80, of the Maysfield community, died Friday, April 19, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services were held Monday, April 22nd at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron, with burial at the Chriesman Chapel Cemetery in Deanville, Texas.
    Mrs. Coufal, a homemaker, was born August 22, 1921 to Harris and Katie Burns Plantt in Burleson County.
    Mrs. Coufal was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1999 and by two sisters, Mamie Wilha and Augusta Mahan, also two brothers, Oscar and Jimmy Plantt.
    She is survived by; two sons, Sidney Ray of Nacogdoches and Larry G. of Cameron; two daughters, Kathryn Kim Coufal Fikes of Temple and Debra Kay Coufal Stone of Maysfield; 1 brother, Glenn Plantt of Bryan; two sisters, Hazel Broderick of Houston and Dorothy Wade of College Station.
    4 grandchildren, Saraya Syd Sherman, Sabrina Syd Coufal, Colton Brady Coufal, and Christopher of Hutto.
Crook, Eula Cobb
    (Cameron) Eula Cobb Crook, 90, of Cameron died Wednesday, November 6, 2002 in a Cameron nursing facility. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 9th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Crook was born October 31, 1912 in Cameron to Samuel Clark and Maybell Williams Cobb. She married Elliot Crook on June 23, 1932 and he preceded her in death after 69 years of marriage on November 25, 2001. Mrs. Crook retired from Southwestern Bell after 38 years of employment. She, also, worked for L & M Jewelers after her retirement. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Cameron, a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rockdale Chapter #23 and a member of the Porcelain Art/China Painting Guild.
    In addition to her husband, Mrs. Crook was preceded in death by 1 sister and 3 brothers.
    She is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Litzman and husband, Ron of Houston; a sister, Mabel Lawhon of Minerva; 2 grandchildren, Jolene Marie and Scott Elliott Litzman; numerous nieces and nephews.

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Darilek, Eugenia Emilie (Jean)
    (Cameron) Jean Darilek, 80, of Cameron died Thursday, April 18, 2002 in a Cameron hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 23rd at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Praha, TX with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
    Mrs. Darilek was born May 17, 1921 in Moulton, TX to Frank and Julia Gieptner Pavlicek. Mrs. Darilek taught at St. Anthony's School in Cameron. She was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church.
    Mrs. Darilek was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome (Jerry) Darilek in 1999 and by 2 brothers, Franklin and George.
    She is survived by 2 sons, Michael and wife, Kay, of Garland and Mark of Ennis; a daughter, Linda Nettles and husband, Eddie, of Brazoria; 1 brother, Otto Pavlicek of Cameron; 3 sisters, Julia Kainer of Victoria, Marcelline Blaha of Angleton, Georgiann Barta of Flatonia; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Dohnalik, Kevin Dwaine
    (Cameron) Kevin Dwaine Dohnalik, 31, of Buckholts died Friday, August 16, 2002 at Central Texas Hospital. Funeral services held Tuesday, August 20th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at SS Cyril & Methodius Church Cemetery. Mr. Dohnalik was born April 14, 1971 in Houston to Frank J. Dohnalik, Jr. and Judith Elaine Gregory. He worked as a truck loader for Wilson Art. He was married to Debra Kay Thompson.
    He is survived by his wife, Debra Kay Dohnalik of Marak; his parents, Frankie and Judy Dohnalik of Zabcikville; his grandparents, Frank and Vlasta Dohnalik and Catherine Gregory; a son, Tanner Thompson; a sister, Amy Dohnalik of Temple; a nephew, Tyler Burt of Temple, also survive.
Dohnalik, Vlasta M.
    Vlasta M. Dohnalik, 83, of Cameron died Tuesday, November 26, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services Friday, November 29th at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with in the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery.
    Mrs. Dohnalik, a homemaker, was born August 14, 1919 in Cameron to Joe and Elizabeth Drozd Vauclin. She married Frank Dohnalik January 22, 1946. She was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.
    She was preceded in death by 4 grandchildren, Sarah Zavodny, Landon Zavodny, Candice Zavodny, and Kevin Dohnalik and by 4 brothers and 1 sister.
    She is survived by her husband Frank J. Dohnalik, Sr. of Marak; a daughter, Mary F. Zavodny of Rogers; 3 sons, Anton J. Dohnalik of Cameron, Frank J. Dohnalik of Zabcikville, George R. Dohnalik of Cameron; 3 brothers, Cyril (Pete) Vaculin of Buckholts, Emil Vaculin of Cameron, and Laddie Vaculin of Buckholts.
Dusek, Alfred
    (Cameron) Alfred (Chubby) Dusek, 80, of Cameron died Friday, November 15, 2002 in a Rockdale nursing home. Funeral services Monday, November 18th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery with ceremonies conducted by the American Legion, Edwin Hardy Post # 9.
    Mr. Dusek was born June 18, 1922 in Cameron and was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Marine veteran of W.W. II, a lifetime member of the American Legion, Edwin Hardy Post #9 and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cameron.
    Survivors include his wife, Dora Dusek of Cameron; a son, Kenneth of Cameron; a daughter, Linda Pollard and husband, Phil of Rockdale; a brother, Rev. Thomas Dusek of Cloud Croft, New Mexico; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchldren.
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Elliot, Dorothy Ann
    (Cameron) Dorothy Ann Elliott, 63, of Desoto and formerly of Cameron, died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 27th at West/Hurtt Funeral Home in Desoto. Graveside services Wednesday at the Salem Cemetery near Cameron.
    Miss Elliott was born September 9, 1938 to Marvin (Jack) and Millie Richter Elliott. Dorothy Ann graduated from C.H. Yoe High School in 1956. She attended Durham Business College in Dallas and was employed by Dallas Commercial Warehouses for over 30 years. She was a member of the Desoto Christian Church.
    She is survived by a brother, Rich Elliott of Midlothian; a special aunt, Mrs. Tillie Warren of Temple and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Eisfeldt, Clarence Earnest
    (Cameron) Clarence Earnest Eisfeldt, 78, of Raymondville and formerly of Milam County died Monday, July 8, 2002 in a Brownsville Medical Center. Graveside funeral services Wednesday, July 10th at Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mr. Eisfeldt was born February 6, 1924 in Thorndale to August and Bertha Marie Heidrick Eisfeldt. He retired from Southern Pacific, Missouri, and Union Railroad where he worked as a bridge foreman for 30 years.
    He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, John Paul, Henry August, Alvin Eldon and Arnold Elton Eisfeldt; one sister, Caroline Louise Eisfeldt; 5 nephews and 6 nieces.
Evard, James Myrl
    (Cameron) James Myrl Evard, 87, of Cameron died Thursday, February 7, 2002 at Manor Oaks in Rockdale. Funeral services held Saturday, February 9th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Evard was born December 25, 1914 in Milam County to William Evard and Annie Whitmere. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
    He is survived by a son, Archie Mraz of Caldwell; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, also survive.

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Fikes, Stanley
    (Cameron) Stanley Fikes, 72, of Cameron, died Wednesday, November 13, 2002, in a Cameron hospital. Graveside Masonic services and burial will be Saturday, November 16th, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.
    Mr. Fikes was born January 15, 1930 in Cameron. He was a graduate of C.H. Yoe High School, a member of San Andres Masonic Lodge # 170 of Cameron. Mr. Fikes was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired millwright of ALCOA in Rockdale.
    Survivors include his wife, June Fikes of Cameron; 2 sons, Terry Denson of Cameron and David Lynn of Bristol, VA; a step-son, William Pratt of Cameron; a daughter, Jill Suzanne Heitman of Sour Lake, a step-daughter, Terre Sutton of Georgetown; a brother, Elby Fikes; a sister, Doris of Sutherland Springs; and 7 step-grandchildren.
Finney, Charles Mack
    (Cameron) Charles Mack Finney, 62, of Cameron died Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at his residence. Graveside funeral services held Saturday, February 9th at North Elm Cemetery. Mr. Finney was born July 12, 1939 in Bell County to Marion F. Finney and Verna Leona Thomas. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the US Navy. He worked as a jailer for the Travis County Sheriff's Office.
    He is survived 2 sons, Charles M. Finney, Jr. and Michael Finney; a brother, Marion F. Finney, Jr. of Lawton, OK. and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Ehrhardt of Spring.
Fisher, Harold Blaine
    (Cameron) Harold Blaine Fisher, 77, of Gause died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 7th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with burial in the Liberty Cemetery in Hanover.
    Mr. Fisher, Registered Professional Land Surveyor #558, was born July 25, 1925 in Milam County to Frank Blaine and Elinor Massey Fisher. He was a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Liberty Cemetery Association. Mr. Fisher was a Navy veteran of WW II.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, by his wife Opal Belle Blackmon Fisher, by grandson Sandon Marshall and by brother, Clyde Laverne Fisher.
    He is survived by 4 sons, William (Bill) Layne and wife Mary of Gause, Harold Blaine Fisher, Jr. and wife Lynn, Darrell Glenn Fisher and wife Suzanne, and John David (J. D.) Fisher and wife Tami all of Houston; 3 daughters, Dodie Fisher Wilkins and husband Bob of Cameron, Cheryl Lynn Fisher Groat and husband Corky of Austin and LaRaye Fisher of Houston; 2 sisters, Mary Beth Fisher Fall of Houston and Robbie Lee Fisher Vestal of Humble; 22 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ford, Amy Irene
    (Cameron) Amy Irene Ford, 91, of Killeen died Friday, March 8, 2002 at Indian Oaks Nursing Center. Funeral service held Sunday, March 10th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ford was born August 20, 1910 in Franklin to David Derrick Kinard and Awe Verta Chambers. Mrs. Ford was a graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor Business School and worked as a bookkeeper for Mclane's Wholesale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, in 1975 and 4 sisters, Alma, Mattie, Fannie and Gladys.
    Mrs. Ford is survived several nieces and nephews.
Franzl, Robert E.
    (Cameron) Robert E. Franzl, 81, of Temple died Sunday, November 3, 2002 at the Meridian facility in Temple. Memorial service held Saturday, November 9th at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Mr. Franzl was born May 27, 1921 in New York City to Frank A. Franzl and Louise Kabrna. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Army and a retired biochemist from the University of Nevada. He was married to Betty Caperton.
    He is survived by his wife, Betty Franzl of Temple; 2 step-sons, George Bowman of Cameron and Jim Bowman of Dallas; 2 sons and 4 step-daughters, Roberta Louise Franzl of Fairview, NJ, Lynee Gertrude Franzl Contreras of San Bernadino, CA, Annie Bowman Melton of Dallas, Betsy Bowman Davis of Buckshot's, Mary Bowman Michelic of Shinnston WV, and Laura Bowman Rochelle of Killeen; 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, also survive.
Fuchs, Denson D.
    (Cameron) Denson D. Fuchs, 71 of Buckholts, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services Saturday, July 13th at Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts with burial in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park.
    Mr. Fuchs, a retired farmer, was born December 6, 1930 to Ernest, Jr. and Anna Vlasta Svetlik Fuchs. He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church and an Army veteran.
    He is survived by 2 brothers, Ernest of Hillsboro and Dwight Fuchs of Georgetown and 1 sister, Marian Wright of Richmond.
    Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or to the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park Cemetery of Buckholts.

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Gilbert, Mollie
    (Cameron) Mollie Gilbert, 95, of Cameron died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, in a Rockdale nursing home. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 11th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Corinth Cemetery near Buckholts.
    Mrs. Gilbert, a homemaker was born January 13, 1907 in Milam County to Antone and Rosa Manek Kohutek. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cameron. Mrs. Gilbert was preceded in death by her husband, W.H. Gilbert in 1978 and by 4 brothers and 1 sister.
    She is survived by 2 sons, I.T. Gilbert of Cameron and W.E. Gilbert of Temple; 3 daughters, Mary Persky Johnson of Ft. Worth, Dorothy Mitcham Kopriva and Pearl James of Cameron; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Glaser, Albert Lewis, Jr.
    (Buckholts) Albert Lewis Glaser, Jr. 55, of Buckholts died October 15, 2002 in Orange, Texas. Services were held Saturday, October 19th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Bryant Station Cemetery near Buckholts.
    Mr. Glaser was born August 28, 1947 in Cameron, Texas to Martha Drozd and A. L. Glaser, Sr. He lived in Buckholts all of his life. He was a retired Electrical Maintenance Supervisor for Alcoa and was currently employed at ABB Power T & D out of Houston.
    He graduated from Buckholts High School in 1965 and from Southwest Texas University in 1969. He married Dana Balusek on September 2, 1972 in Buckholts. He was a member of the Evangelical Brethren Church of Buckholts.
    Mr. Glaser was preceded in death by his father A.L. Glaser, Sr.
    He is survived by his wife, Dana Glaser; a daughter, Brooke; a son, Brian and his mother, Martha Glaser, all of Buckholts.
Gray, Alton Earl
    (Cameron) Alton Earl Gray, 86, of Bryan died Sunday, June 14, 2002 in a Bryan hospital. Graveside funeral services Saturday, June 21st at the Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mr. Gray, a retired painting contractor, was born October 26, 1915 in Camp Creek, Texas. He was an Army veteran with the 24th Infantry Division.
    He is survived by his wife, Lois Peck Gray of Bryan; a son, Johnny E. Gray and wife, Billie of Franklin; a sister, Jo Dobbins of Houston; a brother-in-law, Billy E. Peck and wife, Melissa of Cameron; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Gurecky, Joyce Rundle
    (Cameron) Joyce Rundle Gurecky, 72, of Copperas Cove died Friday, December 13, 2002 at her residence. Graveside funeral services held Sunday, December 15th at Saints Cyril & Methodius Cemetery in Marak.
    Mrs. Gurecky, an administrative assistant with the Civil Service, was born August 17, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts to John and Barbara Rundle MacCallum. She was an Air Force veteran.
    She is survived by her husband, John Gurecky of Copperas Cove; a son, Robert Gurecky of Austin; a daughter, Barbara Jane Taylor of Cedar Park; 2 brothers, John MacCallum of Pennsylvania and Donald MacCallum of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a sister, Barbara Fowler of Sanford, North Carolina.
    Memorials may be made to Vistacare Hospice in Temple, Texas.

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Hairston, Rush Ezra
    (Cameron) Rush Ezra Hairston, 82, of Cameron died Thursday, October 3, 2002 at the Manor Oaks Care facility in Rockdale. Graveside funeral services held Saturday, October 5th at the Marlow Cemetery. Mr. Hairston was born May 31, 1920 in Milam County to John Hairston and Mrs. Garner Hairston. He was a lineman for TP&L. He was married to Bobbie May Crouch.
    He is survived by 2 sons, Stanley Hairston and Rick Hairston, both of Rockdale; a sister, Phoebe Ann Macik of Marlow; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, also survive.
Hardin, Dorothy Blaylock
    (Cameron) Dorothy Blaylock Hardin, 93, of Richmond, Virginia and formerly of Cameron died Sunday, October 6, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 10th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Hardin, a retired speech teacher for Cameron and Gladewater School Districts, was born December 15, 1908 in Branchville to Leonard and Jo Payne Blaylock. She studied speech at Baylor University and at the University of Texas in Austin. She and her sister, Gladys McLane were co-owners of Hardin's Jewerly and Gifts.
    She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron. Mrs. Hardin was preceded in death by her husband, O.B. "Doc" Hardin in 1999.
    She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Hardin Weaver of Richmond, VA.
    Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the First Baptist or the First Presbyterian Churchs of Cameron.
Hayes, James Reginald
    (Cameron) James Reginald Hayes, 45 of Cameron, died Friday, November 22, 2002 near Minerva, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral Services held Monday, November 25th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. The body will be cremated.
    Mr. Hayes, a I & E technician, was born December 14, 1956 in Sinton to Reginald Roland and Melba Ruth Keith Hayes. He was a military veteran having served in the United States Navy.
    He is survived by his wife, Beth Hayes of Mathis; a son, Joshua Michael Hayes of Baton Rouge, LA.; a daughter, Jessica Marie Hayes of Tennessee; his mother, Melba Hayes of Cameron and a sister, Linda Schmidt of Mathis.
Hendrix, Jim Baker
    (Cameron) Jim Baker Hendrix, 63, of Veracruz, Mexico died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 in Gause, TX. Funeral services held at the Gause Baptist Church with burial in the Gause Cemetery.
    Mr. Hendrix, a missionary for over 35 years in Mexico, was born April 22, 1939 in Woodville to James Martin and Lucy Anthony Weidner Hendrix. He had taught electrical engineering for the Texas A&M Extension Service.
    He is survived by his wife, Linda Hendrix of Vera Cruz; a son, Joel of Montgomery; 4 daughters, Melynda Locke of Austin, Anna Pape of Austin, Rebekah Dent of Gause, Julie Hendrix of Vera Cruz; a brother, Martin Eugene Hendrix of Schertz and 13 grandchildren.
    Memorials may be made to Mexico Missions, Mills Road Baptist Church, 12515 Ann Lane, Houston, TX 77064.
Hensley, Benson Debs
    (Cameron) Benson Debs Hensley, 82, of Cameron died Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at Richards Memorial Hospital. Funeral services held Saturday, April 13th at the First Methodist Church with burial at Walkers Creek Cemetery. Mr. Benson was born July 20, 1919 in Milam County to Clyde Westbrook Hensley and Lovey Pearl Angell. He was retired from the US Postal Service where he worked as Personnel Director. He was married to Edith Ethel Faseler. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Westbrook Hensley and a granddaughter, Angell Hensley Smith, as well as two brothers, Charles and Clyde Hensley, Jr.
    He is survived by his wife, Edith Ethel of Hoyte; a son, Clyde William Hensley of Richardson; two daughters, Jeanne Hensley Smith of Corpus Christi and Deborah Hensley Rush of Woodlands; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, also survive.
Henson, Clara Zedlitz
    Clara Zedlitz Henson, 91 of Bryant Station died Wednesday, December 11, 2002 in a Temple healthcare center. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 14th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts.
    Mrs. Henson, a homemaker, was born April 6, 1911 in Milam County to Herman and Katy Dueser Zedlitz. She was raised in the Norman Valley community of Milam County and graduated from C. H. Yoe High School in Cameron.
    She married John Henson November 22, 1930 and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1993. She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts. She was also preceded in death by grandson Michael David Henson; a brother Rudolph Zedlitz and sister-in-law Bessie Zedlitz.
    She is survived by a son, David Henson of Austin; a daughter, Betty Nichols of Temple; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Ingram, Maude LaVonia
    (Cameron) Maude LaVonia Ingram, 88, of Cameron died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at the Cameron Nursing Home. Funeral service held Friday, March 8th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ingram was born August 17, 1913 in Falls County to Oliver Springer and Nora Robison. Mrs. Ingram worked as a waitress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 1974, a daughter, Johnnie Keaney and a son, Jack.
    Mrs. Ingram is survived by 2 daughters, Peggy Matula and Mary Ingram, both of Cameron; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

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Janicek, Cecelia (Lorenz) S.
    (Cameron) Cecelia S. Janicek, 89, of Cameron died Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at Central Texas Hospital in Cameron. Funeral service held Friday, August 16th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery. Mrs. Janicek was born August 7, 1913 in Milam County to Julius Lorenz and Louise Boecker. Mrs. Janicek was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband 1991 and by 4 sisters.
    Mrs. Janicek is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Marek of Cameron; 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Janel, Josie
    (Cameron) Josie Janek, 83, of Cameron, died Monday, April 29, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services held Thursday, March 1st at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial in St. Monica's Cemetery.
    Mrs. Janek was born August 20, 1918 in Milam County to Joseph and Mary Biskup Zalesky. She worked as a retail clerk in Chili's Shoe Store and other Cameron businesses. She was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church and K.J.Z.T.
    She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Frank, Benard and Emil Zalesky and one sister, Mary Hurtik.
    Mrs. Janek is survived by her husband, Joe Janek of Cameron; one daughter, Georgia Ann Rozner of Houston; one sister, Bernice Janek of Ft. Worth; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Johns, Elizabeth Sanders
    (Cameron) Elizabeth Sanders Johns, 88, of Houston died Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at the Heritage Sam Houston in Houston. Funeral services held Friday, January 11th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at Walkers Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Johns was born March 11, 1913 in Dadeville, AL to John Matthew Sanders and Edna Delena Harrison. She was a homemaker.
    She is survived by a son, Jack Johns and wife, Annette of Houston; a grandson, Stephen Johns and wife, Lisa of Katy; 2 great grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher, also survive.
Johnson, Lou
    (Cameron) Lou Johnson, age 73, of Cameron died Friday at her home. No services are planned, Mrs. Johnson will be cremated.
    Mrs. Johnson, a homemaker, was born November 22, 1928 in Grandview, Texas to Bill and Thelma Ledbetter McComas.
    She is survived by her husband, R.N. Johnson of Cameron; a son, Ralph Johnson of Rockdale; 5 daughters, Letitia Bussard of Cameron, Guinalda Johnson of Oklahoma, Naamah Gonzales of Ben Arnold, Pat Hernandez of Temple and Mina Miller of Cameron; 1 brother, Jim McComas of Cleburne and 1 sister, Billie Glynn of Cleburne; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Jones, Ashanti Kameil
    (Cameron) Ashanti Kameil Jones, infant daughter of Shanqueeda (Queenie) Jones of Rosebud died Wednesday at her home. Graveside funeral services held Saturday at Morning Star Cemetery in Falls County near Rosebud.
    She was born in Temple on March 20, 2002 and is survived by her mother, Shanqueeda Jones of Rosebud; her stepfather, Rodney Law of Rosebud; a sister, Tyrianna Simone Lemmons of Rosebud; grandparents, Effie Jones of Rosebud and Jimmy Lee Scott of Waco; great grandparents, Seattle Ross of Rosebud, Helen Mae Ross of Dallas and Jim and Ethel Scott of Cameron.
Juergens, Otto Fred, Jr.
    (Cameron) Otto Fred Juergens, Jr., 88, of Houston, TX died Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at Winnie L. Nursing Home. Funeral services held Saturday, January 5th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at Phillips Cemetery in Travis. Mr. Juergens was born August 29, 1913 in Milam County to Otto Juergens and Elise Haverlah. He worked as an insulator for a refining company in Pasadena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emmie in 1995 and a grandson, Brad Crawford in 1993.
    He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Smith of Houston and a brother, Raymond Juergens of Temple.
Jurcak, Frank George
    (Cameron) Frank George Jurcak, 86, of the Meeks Community died Monday, December 16, 2002, in Dallas. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 21st at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mr. Jurcak, a retired farmer, was born March 2, 1916 in Galveston to George and Annie Marek Jurcak. He married Minnie Annie Frerichs in 1938 and she preceded him in death in 1994. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Louis Jurcak.
    Mr. Jurcak is survived by a daughter, Nancy Jurcak Roelse of Dallas and 2 grandchildren.

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Kercheville, Jean Pool Bradbury
    Jean Pool Bradbury Kercheville, 65, of Houston and formerly of Cameron, died Thursday, November 28, 2002 at a Houston hospital. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 3rd at the Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. James Laffery officiating.
    Mrs. Kercheville, a retired teacher, was born March 6, 1937 to Claude and Olive Henderson Bradbury in San Antonio, TX.
    She was a graduate of C.H. Yoe High School and a 1959 graduate of Baylor University. She taught school for 40 years in the Houston and Cypress Fairbanks School Districts.
    She was a member of the Jersey Village Baptist Church.
    She is survived by her husband, James D. Kercheville of Jersey Village; a son, Kevin of Cedar Park; a sister, Ann Bradbury Elliott of Hilton Head, N.C.
    2 granddaughter, Kristi and Kourtney Kercheville.
King, Myrtle Mae
    (Cameron) Myrtle Mae King, 87, of Cameron died Monday, August 19, 2002 at Heritage House in Rosebud. Graveside funeral services held Thursday, August 22th at Walkers Creek Cemetery. Mrs. King was born March 30, 1915 in Muldoon, Fayette County Tom King and Susie Bell Votaw. She was homemaker. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Alice Mae Blake and Ruby Nell Long.
    She is survived by a brother-in-law, Ardell Blake of Houston; a sister, Ethel Pearl Hassell of Tulsa, OK; 2 nieces, also survive.
Klecka, Annie Francis
    (Cameron) Annie Francis Klecka, 91, of Rogers died Monday, August 12, 2002 at her residence. Funeral service held Wednesday, August 14th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Klecka was born February 13, 1911 in Bell County to Josef Mikeska and Anna Lesikar. Mrs. Klecka was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton J., in 1988, 4 brothers and 5 sisters.
    Mrs. Klecka is survived by 2 sons, Johnny Klecka of Buckholts and Anton Klecka of Temple; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Koenig, Callie Marie
    (Cameron) Callie Marie Koenig, 64, of Marquez and formerly of Magnolia died Saturday, March 16, 2002 in a College Station hospital. Funeral services held Thursday, March 21st at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Koenig, a retired school secretary with the Tombal School District, was born December 28, 1937 in Oregon to Frank E. and Grace Roberta Cade White.
    She had also worked for the Internal Revenue Service and as a teletype operator for the Texas Department of Corrections. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
    She is survived by her husband, Lester Koenig of Marquez; a son, Cade Koenig and wife, Tammye of Marquez; a brother, Charles White of Willis; a sister, Echo Ferguson of Austin; 3 grandchildren, Taylor, Haley and Caden.

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Labrada, Juan
    (Cameron) Juan Labrada, 18, of Cameron died Friday, January 4, 2002 in a vehicle accident. Mr. Labrada was cremated. He was born July 23, 1983 in Mexico to Mario Labrada and Maria Pescador. He worked as a CNA for Winnie L. Nursing Facility.
    He is survived by his parents, a daughter, Marrisa Labrada of Buckholts; 2 sisters, Suellen and Anna Lumbreras.
Lesikar, Frank Emil
    (Cameron) Frank Emil Lesikar, 90, of Buckholts died Friday, January 11, 2002 at the Regency Manor Nursing Home in Temple. Funeral services held Tuesday, January 15th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lesikar was born July 19, 1911 in Milam County to Joseph Zavrei and Frances Lesikar. Mr. Lesikar was a long time farmer. He was preceded in death by his, wife, Angellee Posival Lesikar in 1981, a son , Robert in 1944 and a half-sister, Millie Klapka.
    He is survived by 4 sons, Jerry Joe and Richard Lesikar, both of Buckholts, Albert Lesikar of Rogers, and Raymond Lesikar of Lott; 3 sisters, Mary Frances Pope of San Antonio, Annie Welborn of Hinesvill, GA, and Doris Lesikar Rodriguez of Temple; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, also survive.
Lopez, Andrea
    (Cameron) Andrea Lopez, 82, of Cameron died Thursday, May 2, 2002 in a Cameron hospital. Funeral services held Saturday, May 4th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Hernandez Cemetery.
    Mrs. Lopez, a homemaker, was born September 16, 1919 to Salvador and Dorotea Hernandez Vasquez. Mrs. Lopez was a member of Templo Calvario in Cameron. She was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters.
    She is survived by 2 daughters, Guadalupe Balboa of Cameron and Santos Hernandez of Houston; 2 brothers, John Vasquez of the Wilson Community and Matthew Basquez of Cameron; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Lopez, Felipe Ponce, Jr.
    (Cameron) Felipe Ponce Lopez, Jr., 58, of Cameron died Friday, August 16, 2002 at Scott & White Hospital. Funeral services held Monday, August 19th at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial at Hernandez Cemetery. Mr. Lopez was born December 20, 1943 in Atascosa, Bexar County to Felipe Diaz Lopez and Antonia Ponce. He was machine operator for Santa Fe Railroad.
    He is survived by his wife, Gloria Flores Lopez of Cameron; 3 sons, Gabriel, Phillip Joe, and Richard Allen Lopez, all of Cameron; a daughter, Sylvia Lewis of Cameron; 3 brothers, Geraldo Lopez of Bryan, Guadalupe Lopez of Buckholts, and Richard Lopez of Cameron; 6 sisters, Janie Montalbo of Buckholts, Olga Chaney and Yolanda Castillo, both of Waxahachie, Virginia Benavides of Maypearl, Mary Riley of Salado, and Antonia Lopez of Cameron; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, also survive.
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Manning, Edward James
    (Cameron) Edward James Manning, 91, of Cameron died Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Central Texas Hospital. Funeral service held Thursday, March 7th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Manning was born May 13, 1910 in Cotulla, TX to Martin George Manning and Nora Etta Hagan. Mr. Manning was a homemaker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Louise in 2001, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
    Mr. Manning is survived by a son, Edward James Manning, II of Green Bay, WI; a daughter, Annette Sanford of Freeport; a sister, Theresa Rose of San Antonio; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Massingill, Edna Mae
    (Cameron) Edna Mae Massingill, 76, of Round Rock and formerly of Temple and Buckholts, died Friday, May 17, 2002 in a Round Rock nursing home. Funeral Services held Sunday, May 19th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts.
    Mrs. Massingill, a retired postal employee and farmer, was born August 13, 1925 in Aleman to Clarence Bruce and Hattie Esther Scheider Schrank. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Evant High School. She married Bruce L. Massingill January 12, 1944 in Hamilton. After WW II, they moved to Milam County and farmed at Buckholts and Sharp. In 1973, She moved to Temple and worked for the US Postal Office before retiring in 1990. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts and Immanuel Lutheran in Temple.
    Mrs. Massingill was preceded in death by her husband; a son , Leslie Ray Massingill; one grandson, Michael Sevcik; and 2 brothers, Clifford and Clarence Schrank.
    She is survived by 2 daugthers, Mary Jean Hall of Red Oak and Margaret Sevcik of Round Rock; a brother, Clayton Schrank of Belton; a sister, Mildred Arnold of Buckshot's; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Miller, Irene
    (Cameron) Irene Miller, 93, of Cameron died Sunday, February 24, 2002 at the Cameron Nursing Home. Funeral services held Wednesday, February 27th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at Walkers Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Miller was born October 25, 1908 in Milam County to Walter Harris and Gordon Hill. She was homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernie Miller on December 11, 1989.
Monroe, Lucile Stedman
    (Cameron) Lucile Stedman Monroe, 79 of Cameron, died Monday, May 27, 2002 in a Cameron nursing facility. Funeral services held Thursday, May 30th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Monroe, retired owner and operator of Berniece's Dress Shop was born Juanuary 12, 1923 in Cameron to Hilry H. and Beulah Stiles Stedman. She was a 1940 graduate of C.H. YOE High School and attended Baylor University and the University of Texas. She married Dana Monroe on June 15, 1944. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a past school board member, member of the Ladies Golf Association, a member of the Central Texas Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Three Arts Club, and she had served on the Board of Directors for the Cameron Country Club. Mrs. Monroe had, also, been a past recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award.
    She was preceded in death by her brother, Dick Stedman and by a sister, Mary Jo Stroup. She is survived by her husband, Dana Monroe of Cameron; a daughter, Jane Monroe of Cameron; 2 sons, Danny Monroe and wife, Pam of Trinity and Mark Monroe of Cameron; a sister, Jane S. David of Houston; 4 grandchildren, David Mark, Jr., Laura Fuller, Claton and Taylor Monroe.
Moore, Sarah Elizabeth
    (Cameron) Graveside services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Moore, 89, of Nacagdoches and formerly of Milam County, were held Tuesday, May 28, 2003. She died Friday, May 24th in Nacagdoches.
    Mrs. Moore was born October 30, 1912 in Milam County to Joseph A. and Sarah Comfort Ferry Miller. She was a retired retail sales clerk for Weingardens Grocers and was a member of the Houston First Baptist Church.
    Survivors include a son, Carl A. Moore of Lufkin; a daughter, Ferra B. Driggers of Nacogdoches; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

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Oldag, Willie Pearl
    (Cameron) Willie Pearl Oldag, 85, of Houston died Saturday, July 20, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston. Funeral services held Wednesday, July 24th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at Oliver Cemetery near Belton. Mrs. Oldag was born September 21, 1916 in Bell County to Lee Monroe LaGrone and Laura Francis Holley. She was homemaker and a writer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Oldag in 1988.
    She is survived by a daughter, Marie Gregory and a sister, Mary Alma Jones.
Orsag, Arnold L.
    Arnold L. Orsag, 81, died Saturday, September 14, 2002 in a De Ridder, LA. hospital. Graveside services with military honors were held in the Corinth Cemetery near Buckshot's.
    Mr. Orsag was born in Buckshot's to Louis and Frances Provasek Orsag. He lived 33 years in the New Llano/Verno Parish area. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Leesville, LA., the American Legion Post 387 in New Llano and the SPJST in Buckholts.
    Mr. Orsag, a master sergeant, retired from the U.S. Army in 1975 after 31 years. One of his many military awards included the Legion of Merit medal.
    Survivors include; his wife, Evelyn Hundle Orsag of New Llano, LA.; 2 daughters, Deanne Ungar of Nolanville and Wanda Laguaite of Leonardtown, MD.; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Ottmer, Ella T.
    (Cameron) Ella T. Ottmer, 84 of Rockdale, died Saturday, July 27, 2002 in a Cameron nursing home. Funeral services held Monday, July 29th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale.
    Mrs. Ottmer was born in Yorktown, TX on July 14, 1918. She was a retired school cook for the Rockdale ISD after 20 years. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale.
    She is survived by a son, Roy Ottmer of Ft. Worth; w daughters, Joyce and Sammie Ferguson of Fairfield, Alice and Homer Mowdy of Rockdale, and Katherine and Leroy Vansa of Cameron; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

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Partee, George Clarence
    (Cameron) George Clarence Partee, 77, of Belton died Saturday, August 24, 2002 at Scott & White Hospital. Funeral services held Monday, August 26th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Partee was born July 22, 1925 in Cameron to G.C. Partee and Cora A. Pemberton. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army and worked as district manager for the Little Debbie Snack Cakes. He was married to Nellie L. Doss. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Partee and a daughter, Carol Jo Partee.
    He is survived by his wife, Nellie Partee of Belton; 2 sons, Dennis F. Partee and wife, Martha, of Marshall and Stanley E. Partee and wife, Sara, of Frisco; a daughter, Patricia A. Albrecht and husband, Reggie, of New Braunfels; and 3 sisters, Marie Threadgill, Nora Faye Roberson, and Doris Jean Lemon, all of Cameron; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, also survive.
Perrone, Mary Madeline
    (Cameron) Mary Madeline Perrone, 54, of Cameron died Friday, October 4, 2002 at the Sherwood Health Care facility in Bryan. Funeral services held Monday, October 7th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Marlow Cemetery. Mrs. Perrone was born September 19, 1948 in Cameron to Howard Max McClaren and Margie Pratt McClaren. She was a technician for GTE.
    She is survived by her father, Max McClaren of Cameron; a son, Steven McClaren Perrone of Memphis, TN; a daughter, Jamie Spikes of Bryan; a sister, Melanie Reed of Cameron; 2 grandchildren, also survive.
Petruy, Minnie Frantiska
    (Cameron) Minnie Frantiska Petruy, 104, of Georgetown died Sunday, January 13, 2002 at the Minnie Frantiska Park Place Living Center in Georgetown. Funeral services held Tuesday, January 15th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Petruy was born July 30, 1897 in Burleson County to Joseph Slovacek and Mary Sebesta. Mrs. Petruy was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son and a daughter.
    She is survived by a daughter, Marie Kelley of Georgetown; 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren, also survive.
Peuster, Klarisa Nykole
    (Cameron) Klarisa Nykole Peuster, infant daughter of John and Genina Balboa Peuster of Harker Heights, died Monday, May 13, 2002 in a Temple hospital at birth. Funeral services held Thursday, May 16th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Hernandez Cemetery.
    Infant Puester is survived by her parents, John and Genina Puester and a sister, Azariah Peuster, all of Harker Heights; grandparents, John Peuster of Harker Heights and Rose Phillips and husband Bob of Owensville, MO., also, Damon and Betty Balboa of Cameron; great grandparents, Theodore and Martha Balboa of Cameron.
Pimpler, Hilda Annie
    (Cameron) Hilda Annie Pimpler, 88, of Ben Arnold, died July 27, 2002 in a Cameron nursing home. Funeral services held Monday, July 29th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Ben Arnold Cemetery.
    Mrs. Pimpler was born December 8, 1913 at Burlington, TX. She was a retired dress factory seamstress and member of the United Church of Christ in Ben Arnold.
    Survivors include; a son, Rodney C. Pimpler of Mexia; a daughter, Dee Obermiller of Cameron; 2 sisters, Londina Engbrock of Waco and Hattie Kaulfus of Temple; 1 grandchild and 3 great grandchildren.
Pratt, Fritzene Sump
    (Cameron) Fritzene Sump Pratt, 72, of Temple and formerly of Cameron died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 in Temple. Graveside services held Friday, June 28th at Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Ms. Pratt, a homemaker, was born September 28, 1929 in Giddings to Fritz W. and Stella Middleton Sump. She was a member of the Battetown Baptist Church and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
    She is survived by 2 sons, Larry E. Pratt of Cameron and Fritz E. Pratt of Belton; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Pyle, Cara
    (Cameron) Cara Pyle, 85, of Franklin, TN died Saturday, January 12, 2002 in Nashville, TN. Graveside funeral services held Saturday, January 19th at the Beal Cemetery. Mrs. Pyle was born June 14, 1910 in Calvert to Marvin and Cara Sneed.
    She is survived by a son, Walter Pyle,Jr. of Cameron; a daughter, Susan Pyle Hart of Odessa; and a brother, Joseph T. Sneed of San Francisco; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, also survive

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Ramsey, W. A. "Bill"
    (Cameron) William Adolphus "Bill" Ramsey, Jr. 79, of Buckholts, died Monday, December 9, 2002 at his home. Funeral services held Friday, December 13th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
    Mr. Ramsey was born on October 24, 1923 in Blanchard Oklahoma to William Adolphus Ramsey, Sr. and Ruby Imogene Winchester Ramsey. He served in the U. S. Army during W.W.II in Europe. He married Bettye Joyce Metcalf of Milano on June 6, 1944. They lived in Houston, where he worked for Champion Paper Co. for over 35 years, until his retirement in 1985. They, then, moved to Buckholts.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 52 years, his son, Curtis Wayne, his grandson, Michael Wayne, and 3 great grandchildren.
    He is survived by a son, William w. "Bill" Ramsey of Buckshot's; 3 daughters, Bettye Jean Cloyd of Casper, Wyoming, Sandra Ann Davis of Rye, Texas and Brenda Colette Shield of Pasadena, Texas; a sister, Mary Louise Campbell of Buda, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
Reese, True
    (Cameron) True Reese, 73, of Cameron died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at Scott & White Hospital. Funeral services held Monday, August 26th at the First Baptist Church with burial at the Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop. Mrs. Reese was born January 9, 1924 in Bryan to William S. Hilton and Weltha Odessa Smith. She was retired from the Pearson ISD where he worked as a secretarial aide. She was married to Joel Ray Reese. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Jane Reese; a sister, Amber Hilton Speer and a brother, Lynn Hilton.
    She is survived by her husband, Joel Reese of Bryan; a son, Clyde Allan Reese of Bryan; a daughter, Cynthia Nethery of Huntsville; a brother, J.W. Hilton of Bryan; and a sister, Sharon Moore of Bryan; 2 grandchildren, also survive.
Reisner, Joe M.
    (Cameron) Joe M. Reisner, 47, of Cameron, died Monday,November 4, 2002 at his home. Funeral Services held Thursday, November 7th at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial in the St. Monica's Cemetery.
    Mr. Reisner was born March 16, 1955 in Cameron to Vince and Josie Kubeczka Reisner. He was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church. He worked for M & M Farm Supply in Cameron.
    He is survived by 2 brothers, Anton and wife Melba of Houston and Vince Rieser of Cameron; 1 nephew, Charles A. Reisner.
Rice, Richard Webster
    (Cameron) Richard Webster Rice, 70, of Burlington died Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at his residence. Funeral service held Friday, August 2nd at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Ben Arnold Cemetery. Mr. Rice was born April 11, 1932 in Spegelville to Oklahoma Rice and Vergia Edith Teeple. Mr. Rice was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as a salesman for a home security company and as a sheet metal worker.
    Mr. Rice is survived by a son, Richard Rice of Little Rock, AK; 3 daughters, Kim Meyer and Glenda Reddler, both of Wayeland MS and Denna Reinke of Metairie, LA; 2 brothers, James Rice of Crawford and Michael Rice of Buckholts; 2 sisters, Freda Fatherree of Rockdale and Beverly Wheeler of Milano; 6 granchildren and 1 great grandchild, also survive.
Richards, Johnnie Lee
    (Cameron) Johnnie Lee Richards, 88 of Austin and formerly of Cameron died Monday, April 16, 2002 in a San Antonio nursing facility. Funeral services held Saturday, April, 21st at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the North Elm Cemetery.
    Mrs. Richards was born in Milam County on March 7, 1914. She was a graduate of C.H. YOE High School. She worked as a beauty salon operator in Cameron from 1941 until 1971 when she relocated to Austin. In Austin, she worked as a state deaf coordinator for the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Department. Mrs. Richards was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church in Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Richards in 1969 and by a daughter, R.M. Richards.
    She is survived a son, Charles Richards and wife, Margret of San Antonio; 2 brothers, Monroe Kennedy of Rockdale and Howard Kennedy of Sweeny; 2 granddaughters, Tammy and Renee; 5 great grandchildren, Eric, Steven, Amanda, Julia and Mark.
Robbins, Gladys Ola
    (Cameron) Gladys Ola Robbins, 89, life-long resident of Cameron, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in an Austin hospital. Funeral services held Sunday, December 8th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Robbins, a homemaker, was born January 10, 1913 in Cameron to August and Caroline Mondrik Hertenberger. She married Alton W. Robbins on December 23, 1933 and he preceded her in death in 1996. She was a member of the New Beginnings Gospel Tabernacle. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mildred Peiske and Mabel Riola.
    She is survived by 3 daughters, Wallye Gene Robbins Day and Cheryl Gay Robbins Staton and Jacqueline Gwynn Robbins Pate, all of Austin; 1 sister, Grace Ione Kohutec of Cameron; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Rocha, Isabel
    (Cameron) Isabel Rocha, 71, of Hearne and formerly of Cameron died Monday, September 30, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services held Friday, October 4th at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial in the Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron.
    Mrs. Rocha, a homemaker, was born April 12, 1931 in Jones Praire to Madelano and Felicitas Vasquez Santellano.
    She is survived by her husband, Jose Angel Rocha, Sr. of Hearne; a son, Joe Rocha, Jr. of Hearne; 5 daughters, Elvira Perez and Mary Jane Vega of Hearne, Teresa Marquez of Cedar Creek, Martha Rocha of Cameron, and Dominga Ramirez of Bryan; a sister, Victoria Cantu of San Antonio; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Rollings, Neil Norman
    (Cameron) Mr. Neil Norman Rollings of Bucksholts died Saturday, December 21, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Services held Monday, December 23 rd at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Houston National Cemetery.
    Mr. Rollings was born on September 20, 1919 in Batesville, Arkansas to John W. and Sarah E. Rollings. He was raised on a farm in southwest Missouri near Springfield. He married Eloise Lively of Bryant Station, Texas on April 11, 1942 in Galveston, Texas.
    He served 21 years in the U. S. Navy retiring in 1957 as a Warrant Officer W-1. He was one of 59 survivors of the sinking of the U. S. Destroyer Leary (DD158) by a German submarine near Iceland on Christmas Eve 1943. He also served in the Pacific at Layte Gulf, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for the U. S. Postal Service in Shreveport, Louisiana.
    Mr. Rollings was a member of the Rogers Church of Christ, the Retired Officers Association, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Buckholts Lions Club.
    Mr. Rollings wsa preceded in death by 7 brothers and 2 sisters.
    He is survived by his wife, Eloise Rollings of Bucksholt; a daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Dan Barnett of Kingwood and three grandchildren, Tim, Pam, and Kay; also survived by one brother, Lewis Rollings of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Betty Watkins of Kansas City, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
    In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Rogers Church of Christ, the World War II Memorial Fund, or the Buckholts Lions Club.
Roschetzky, Willie Fritz, Sr.
    (Cameron) Willie Fritz Roschetzky, Sr., 78, of Hanover died Thursday, January 3, 2002 at Heartland Nursing Home. Funeral services held Tuesday, January 8th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at the Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Roschetzky was born December 10, 1923 in Milam County to August Carl Roschetzky and Josephine Bayer. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Army. He worked as a crane operator for ALCOA.
    He is survived by a son, Willie F. Roschetzky, Jr. of Ft. Worth; 2 daughters, Mary Jo Wysong of Whitehall and Gladys Roschetzky of Cameron; a brother, Johnnie A. Roschetzky of Pendleton; 4 grandchildren, also survive.

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Salinas, Thelma Lucille Morgan
    (Cameron) Thelma Salinas, 82, of Rosebud, died Saturday, September 14, 2002 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services held Tuesday, November 17th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Hurt Cemetery near Milano.
    Mrs. Salinas, a retired restaurant owner, was born June 15, 1920 to Walter and Edna Kelley Morgan in Milam County. Mrs. Salinas was preceded in death by her husband, Gable Salinas.
    She is survived by 6 sisters; Vera Williams of Montgomery, Miriam Morgan of Milano, Mary Ponder and Edna Jean Olin, both of Tomball, Minnie Ruzicka of Cameron, and Joan Griffith of Rockdale.
Sanders, Virginia Lund
    (Cameron) Virginia Lund Sanders, 91, of Cameron died Tuesday, December 3, 2002 in a Cameron nursing facility. Funeral services held Friday, December 5th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with a private family interment. Mrs. Sanders was born September 13, 1911 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, to William L. and Anna V. Christianson. She made her home in Texas in 1933 and has lived in Cameron since 1945. She married Alva Earl Sanders in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1975.
    A member of the First United Methodist Church, Virginia served in various capacities and acted as treasurer for a number of years. She was a past-president of Cameron PTA, served on the Library Boards, volunteered for the Museum and Blood Bank, and was a life member of the Milam County Chapter National Retired Federal Employees. She was also past-president of United Methodist Women, past Matron, Life and 50 year member of the Eastern Star, she served in various offices in the Grand Chapter of Texas, and was Life Member of the Central Texas Hospital Auxiliary. She retired from Alcoa in 1975.
    Mrs. Sanders is survived by one daughter, Carol Sanders Barr; 3 grandchildren and their spouses, Mike and Cindy Barr, Tracy (Barr) and William Phelps, and Jason and Becky Barr; 6 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great grandchildren, and 2 step-great-great grandchildren, and a niece.
Schmidt, Carrie Lynn
    (Cameron) Carrie Lynn Schmidt, 26 of Mathis died Friday, November 22, 2002 near Minerva as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral Services were held Monday, November 25th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.
    Miss Schmidt was born June 26, 1976 in Taft, TX to Smitty and Linda Hayes Schmidt. She had worked at several locations as a clerk/secretary, most recently at the Spohn Bee County Hospital in Beeville.
    She is survived by her parents, Smitty and Linda Schmidt; a brother, Jason Bradley; her grandparents, Gerald James and Marjorie Dobi Schmidt, all of Mathis and Melba Hayes of Cameron; her fiancÚ, Jason Gamel of Skidmore and a nephew, Peyton Bradley Schmidt of Beeville.
Sheffield, Melvin "Shorty"
    (Cameron) Melvin "Shorty" Sheffield, 74, died Monday, December 16, 2002 in Bryan. Graveside funeral service held Thursday, December 19th at the Vogelsang Cemetery. Mr. Sheffield was born September 6, 1928 in Normangee, TX. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the US Army. He was married to Ollie Jean Folschinsky. Mr. Sheffield retired from Brown and Root, as well as, the MSC Bookstore at Texas A&M.
    He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ollie of Bryan; a son, Larry of Bryan; 2 sisters, Glynora Pachall and Maurine West, both of Bryan; a brother, Vivian C. Sheffield of Houston; 2 grandchildren, also survive.
Shelander, Nancy Elizabeth
    (Cameron) Nancy Elizabeth Shelander, 64, of Cameron died Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at her home. Graveside funeral services held Thursday, September19th at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Shelander was born November 23, 1937 in Beaumont, TX to Sidney Thomas and Mildred Ruth Plake Cooper. She had owned and operated her own craft business.
    She is survived by her husband, Billy Shelander of Cameron; a son, Charles Thomas Shelander of Clarksville, TN; 2 daughters, Anne Easterling of Austin and Layne Tinney of Belton; a brother, Tom Cooper of San Antonio; a sister, Kathy Mitchell of Gause and 4 grandchildren.
Smith, Patricia Lyn
    (Cameron) Patricia Lyn Smith, 61, of Cameron died Friday, February 15, 2002 at King's Daughters Hospital. Funeral services held Sunday, February 17th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born March 14, 1940 in Falls County to James Matthew Williams and Florence Alma Shafer. She worked as a nurse's aide and as a store clerk for CEFCO. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Louise Owens and Bessie Dove; 1 brother, James Edward Williams.
    She is survived by her husband, Ted Smith of Cameron; 2 sons, James Calvin Smith of Cameron and Melvin Lee Smith of LaFayette, LA; a daughter, Vickie Shuffield; 2 brothers; C.L. (Shorty) Williams of Travis and Melvin Williams of Wylie; 2 sisters, Juanita (Sue) Diver of Cameron and Jeanette Charanza of Cameron; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, also survive.
Smith, Tamarah
    (Cameron) Tamarah Smith, 43, of College Station and formerly of Cameron died Friday, May 24, 2002 in a College Station hospital. Funeral services held Wednesday, May 29th at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Smith, a homemaker, was born June 4, 1958 in Temple to Robert Burns and Gloria Ann Weems Claypool. She was predede in death by her sister, Leslie Claypool in 1999.
    She is survived by her husband, John A. Smith III of College Station; a son, John A. Smith IV of College Station; her mother, Gloria Claypool of Cameron; a brother Robert Burns, also, of College Station.
Spicak, Selma Marie
    (Cameron) Selma Marie Spicak, 81, of Cameron died Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at the Santa Fe Hospital in Temple. Funeral service held Friday, March 1st at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Spicak was born March 20, 1920 in Milam County to Frank B. Durnie and Ida Schlimmer. Mrs. Spicak was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Allen Spicak on March 31, 1986.
    Mrs. Spicak is survived by a daughter, Marie Spicak of Cameron; a brother, Albert Durnie of Cameron; 3 sisters, Marcella Williams of Little Rock, AK, Ida Juergens of Cameron and Lucille Wood of Kendallville, IN.
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Tamez, Herminia
    (Cameron) Herminia Tamez, 67, of Cameron died Saturday, June 29, 2002 in a Cameron hospital. Funeral services held Tuesday, May 2nd at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial in the Hernandez Cemetery.
    Ms. Tamez was born March 29, 1935 in Cameron to Ysidoro and Maria Garcia Tamez. She worked as a home launderer for many years. She was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and by one brother, Dan Tamez.
    She is survived by; 2 brothers, Reuben Tamez of Killeen and Ysidoro Tamez of Mesquite; 5 sisters, Felicitas Marin of Corcoran, CA, Mary Ruiz of Bryan, Margaret Lopez of Rockdale, Alice Waneck of Cameron, and Esperanza Tamez of Round Rock.
Tomek, Angeline
    (Cameron) Angeline Tomek, 90, of Cameron died Friday, February 8, 2002 at Central Texas Hospital. Funeral services held Tuesday, August 20th at SS Cyril & Methodius Church in Marak with burial at the church cemetery. Mrs. Tomek was born March 13, 1911 in Milam County to Paul Sipula and Cecilia Hubnik. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ludwig Frank Tomek in 1995.
    She is survived by a niece and three nephews.
Tomek, Cornelia
    (Cameron) Cornelia Tomek, 76, of Cameron died Friday, October 4, 2002 in a Rockdale nursing facility. Funeral services were held at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial in the St. Monica's Cemetery.
    Mrs. Tomek was born July 28, 1926 to Joseph and Julia Pustejovsky Bartek in Cameron.
    She worked as a bookkeeper/secretary for Central Freight Lines, as well as for the St. Joseph's Catholic School in Killeen. Later, she worked for the Cameron Chamber of Commerce.
    She was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church and K.J.T. # 39, as well as, a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
    Mrs. Tomek is survived by her husband, Charlie of Cameron; 2 daughters, Colleen Provasek of Livingston and Judy Pilotte of Plano; 3 sisters, Viola Sevcik of Buckholts, Margie Vaculin and Jo Ann Zarosky of Cameron.
    2 grandchildren, Susan and Jared Provasek, also survive.

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Van Bibber, Ethel
    (Cameron) Ethel Van Bibber, 93, of Cameron passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at Central Texas Hospital. Funeral services held Saturday, August 31st at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with burial at Walkers Creek.
    Mrs. Van Bibber was born in July 13, 1909 in Cameron to Charlie Angell and Nancy Castle. She worked as a secretary at James Conally Air Force Base and as a bookkeeper for the Waco Lion's Club. Mrs. Van Bibber is survived by a son, Richard Reid of Round Rock and a daughter, Sandra Hillis; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, also survive.
Vansa, Frank Joe
    (Cameron) Frank Joe Vansa, 95, of Marak died Thursday, October 18, 2002 in a Cameron nursing home. Funeral services were held at Sts. Cyril and Meithodius Catholic Church in Marak with burial in the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery.
    Mr. Vansa, a life-long farmer, was born September 3, 1907 in Flatonia, Texas to John and Anna Kalina Vansa. He married Louise Sustek on April 17, 1928. He was a member of Sts. Cyril and Meithodius Catholic Church in Marak.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Frank Vansa, on June 23, 1936, and by two brothers, John and Louis, as well as a sister, Marie Vansa.
    He is survived by his wife, Louise of Marak; 3 sons, Alfred of Marak, Eugene of Cameron, and Billy of Temple; 3 daughters, Dorothy Mueck of Cameron, Evelyn Bravenec of Seaton and Margie Sommer of Humble; 1 brother, Joe of Marak.
    10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Vega, Tomasa Mata
    (Cameron) Tomasa Mata Vega, 74, of Cameron died Friday, August 2, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services held Sunday, August 4th at St. Monica's Catholic Church with burial in the Hernandez Cemetery.
    Mrs. Vega was born December 24, 1927 in Gonzales to Aldolfo Andrafeala Mata. She worked as a nurse's aid at Colonial Nursing Home in Cameron. She was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Vega in 1995.
    Mrs. Vega is survived by; 2 sons, Ray Vega III and Arnold Vega of Cameron; 2 daughters, Beatrice Castillo and Irene Rangel of Cameron; 2 sisters, Sophia Botello of Lampasas and Lola Moreno of Abilene; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Vlasta, Marie Dohnalik
    (Cameron) Marie Dohnalik Vlasta, 83, of Cameron died Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Scott & White Hospital. Funeral service held Friday, November 29th at the SS Cyril & Methodius Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Vlasta was born August 14, 1922 in Cameron. She was a homemaker. She was married to Frank J. Dohnalik, Sr. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and a sister.
    She is survived by her husband, Frank J. Dohnalik, Sr. of Cameron; 3 sons, Anton and George Dohnalik, both of Cameron, and Frank J. Dohnalik of Zabcikville; a daughter, Mary R. Zavodny of Rogers; 3 brothers, Cyryl (Pete) Vaculin and Laddie Vaculin, both of Buckshot's, and Emil Vaculin of Cameron; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren, also survive.

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Whitmire, Loretta Jane
    (Cameron) Loretta Jane Whitmire, 45, of Porter, TX died Sunday, August 8, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services held Thursday, August 22nd at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Whitmire was born January 18, 1957 in Cameron to William Delone Halpain and Betty Jane Sanders. She was an administrative assistant for the USDA.
    She is survived by her mother, Betty Luckey of Temple; a daughter, Kristy Elia of Porter; 2 brothers, Stephen Halpain of Porter and James Luckey of Seattle, WA; 2 grandchildren, also survive.
Wilkins, Dorothy Grace
    (Cameron) Dorothy Grace Wilkins, 79 of Cameron and formerly of Fairfield, died Thursday, March 28, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services held Saturday, March 30th at the First Baptist Church of Cameron with a private family committal at a later date.
    Mrs. Wilkins, a homemaker was born April 3, 1922 in Eurgene, Oregon to Dean William and Ruby Iola Hodgdon Hatch. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Central Texas Hospital Auxiliary.
    She is preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
    Mrs. Wilkins is survived by her husband, Russell Wilkins of Cameron; 3 sons, Bob and John Wilkins of Cameron and David of China Springs; 6 grandchildren, Rusty Wilkins, Jeanne Diane Wilkins, Donna Hobbs, Laura Wilkins, Joshua and Joel Wilkins; 3 great grandchildren, Brandon, Elana and Emily.

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