Obituaries

Mon
24
Sep

Irene Gonzales

Mrs. Irene Gonzales, 67, of Cameron, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, in a Temple hospital. 

Services for Mrs. Gonzales will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with Robert Solorio officiating. Burial will follow in the Hernandez Cemetery.

Mrs. Gonzales was born July 3, 1951, in Maysfield to Santos and Julia Aguillon Tena. She was married to Jesse Jesus Gonzales. He preceded her in death in 2004. Mrs. Gonzales was a volunteer at a nursing home. She was a Christian and a member of the Templo De Alabanza Church.

Survivors include: sons, Jesse Gonzales Jr., Joe Angel Gonzales Sr. and wife Teresa, all of Cameron, Roman Gonzales and wife Becky of Little River Academy, and Brian and wife Jamie Gonzales of Rogers; daughters, April Compean and husband Gabriel Sr. of Moody, Brenda Govea and husband Eddie of Temple and Wendy Gonzales of Buckholts.

Fri
21
Sep

Polly Lynn Hauk

Polly Lynn Hauk, 56, of Cameron died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at her home.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Clarkson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Polly, a community service supervisor for the Milam County Adult Probation Office, was born Jan. 25, 1962, in Cameron to Victor Walter (VW) and Anita (Ocker) Hauk. 

She is survived by: brothers, Larry Hauk of Copperas Cove and Donald Hauk of Cameron; and sister, Marilyn Hauk of California.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mon
17
Sep

Charles Howard Helmer

Charles Howard Helmer, 87, of the Sharp Community in Milam County, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at his home. 

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Sharp Cemetery.

Mr. Helmer, a retired machinist, was born Nov. 21, 1930, in Houston to Samuel and Maudie Jane (Connally) Helmer. He married Violet Lee Schram on Sept. 3, 1948. 

He is survived by: his wife, Violet Helmer of Sharp; daughters, Silvia Rangel of Huntsville, and Sherry Valdez of Conroe; son, Charles Helmer Jr.; sister, Ruby Adamson of Fairfield; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

 

Fri
14
Sep

Ethan Angel Rangel

Ethan Angel Rangel, infant son of Barbara Marquez and Johnny Angel Salazar-Rangel, died Sept. 10, 2018, in a Harker Heights medical center. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. 

Ethan is survived by his parents of Temple; grandparents, Juan Rangel Jr. of Temple, Yvonne Quinonez of California, and Miguel Juarez of Bellville; and great-grandparents, Juanita Rangel of Buckholts, Janie Terronez of California and Jose Haro of California.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
10
Sep

Dorothy Jean Vaculin

Dorothy Jean (Zalesky) Vaculin, 86, of Buckholts, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. Darrell Kostiha officiating. Burial will follow in the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery. Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Dorothy was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Buckholts to Joe L. and Noma (Richter) Zalesky. She attended Buckholts School graduating in 1949.

She married Cyril “Pete” Vaculin on Nov. 28, 1950. They resided on their blackland farm in the Marak Community that was purchased from family members.

She devoted her entire life as a farmer’s wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mon
10
Sep

Elroy McDaniel

Elroy McDaniel, 91, of Cameron, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Lawler Cemetery in Florence with Bro. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Mr. McDaniel was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Florence to Eldy and Sadie (Stanford) McDaniel. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He married Dorothy Housewright on Nov. 21, 1945, and she preceded him in death on May 23, 1996.  He retired from Mrs. Baird’s Bakery. 

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Glover and twin sister Elmerle Daniel; and brother, Truett McDaniel. 

He is survived by: son, Mike McDaniel and wife Nancy of Florence; daughters, Jeanie Kirk and husband Wayne of Milano, and Rebecca Gonzales of Temple; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
06
Sep

Twila Jean Adams

Twila Jean Adams peacefully passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, to join the Lord and her beloved husband of 67 years, Orlyn Milton Adams.

A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church led by Rev. Jeff Davis in Cameron at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Graveside Services will follow in Llano City Cemetery at 3 p.m., and will also be led by Rev. Jeff Davis.   

She was a long standing member of the All Saints Episcopal Church located in Cameron and enjoyed the love and support of her church family.

She is survived by her niece, Nanette and husband Dale Edmonds of Temple; nephews, Murray and wife Tina Hinz of League City, Damaron Simpson, Lawton and wife Lisa Simpson, Devin and wife Vanessa Simpson, of Llano; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Wed
05
Sep

Delinda Gail Nichols

Delinda Gail Nichols, 55, of Cameron died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 3, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Troxel officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Nichols was born June 15, 1963, in Austin to Floyd B. and Mary Delores (Lang) Vinson.  She married Terry Nichols on July 30, 1994, and had worked as a secretary. She was a member of Battetown Baptist Church. 

She is survived by: husband, Terry Nichols of Cameron; daughter, Elizabeth Michaela Nichols of Cameron; son, Kerry Jay Nichols of Cameron; mother, Mary Sheeley of Cameron; sisters, Virginia Sheeley of Cameron, Tammy Renie Duval Gray of Florence and Loretta Lynn Conn of Arkansas.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
05
Sep

Virgil C. Wall

Mr. Virgil C. Wall, 87, of Gause, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in a Caldwell nursing facility. Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Gause Cemetery.

Mr. Wall was born May 21, 1931, in Gause to Frank and Blanche (Green) Wall. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include: wife, Brenda Wall of Gause; sons, Kenneth Wall of Minerva, Larry Wall, Virgil Wall and Curtis Wall, all of Gause; daughters, Joyce Lamont of College Station, Lora Brown of Gause and Sharon Magallanes of Bryan; and brother, Melvin Wall of Gause.

Mr. Wall was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Charlie Wall in 2007.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. Condolences for the family may be left at www.green-pattersonfuneralhome.com.

Wed
05
Sep

Stephen J. Mendoza

Stephen J. Mendoza, 64, of Fort Worth and formerly of Cameron died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at his home. 

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Deacon Jack Murphy officiating.

Mr. Mendoza was born Sept. 17, 1953, in Cameron to Joe Mendoza and Dolores Jaramillo. He had worked as a maintenance mechanic. 

He is survived by: sons, Michael Mendoza of Lake Jackson, Scott Mendoza of Cameron, and Stephen Mendoza of Fort Worth; daughter, Ashley Ibarra of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Tony Mendoza of Temple and Jesse Mendoza of Cameron; sisters, Margaret Luna of Temple and Obeta Martinez of Caldwell; and eight grandchildren.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

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