Obituaries

Wed
22
Mar

Bertha Jean Proctor

Bertha Jean Proctor, 69, of Cameron died Monday, March 20, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Proctor was born January 8, 1948, in Milam County to Lonnie and Bertha (King) Gaines. She had worked as a nurse’s aide at Cameron Nursing Center for many years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Proctor; and by a sister, Judy Sawyer.  She is survived by: sons, Jimmy Proctor of Austin and Anthony Proctor of Buckholts; daughters, Sheila Mireles and husband Sergio of Rockdale and Amy Abila and husband Michael of Buckholts; brother, David Gaines of Maysfield; sisters, Paulette Gossick of Elgin, Brenda Roe of Rockdale, and Renee Gaines of Cameron; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

Wed
22
Mar

Norvell Dean Ewing

Norvell Dean Ewing passed away on March 19, 2017, at the VA Hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Basilio Montez officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hernandez Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with a Wake service starting at 7.

He was born May 27, 1933, to Albert J. and Clara M, Johnson Ewing, in Topeka, Kan. Norvell attended school in Topeka, Kan. He began his career in the U.S Army, Ft. Riley, Kan. He served in Vietnam. Norvell retired from the Military as a Staff Sergeant at 22 years of service. He also drove for the Cameron Senior Citizen for many years also worked for the city of Temple.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Albert J. Ewing; sisters, Jean L. Clay, Reita L. Ewing, Marvenn M Smith, and Clara A. Moss.

Wed
22
Mar

Frances Hembree Johnson

Frances Hembree Johnson, 83, of Cameron died Monday, March 20, 2017, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Cemetery.  Rosary will be recited 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.

Mrs. Johnson, a retired teacher’s aide for Cameron ISD, was born March 9, 1934, in Austin to Joel Franklin andFrances Cecelia (Gorzycki) Hembree.  She married John Johnson on June 18, 1960, and was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. 

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carmen Johnson; a brother Joel Hembree Jr.; and a sister, Elizabeth Stomp.  

She is survived by: her husband, John Johnson of Cameron; her son, Malcolm Edward Johnson and wife Peggy Jo of Bryan; her sister, Rose Marie Shepherd of Paris; and granddaughter, Belynda Marie Johnson of College Station.

Tue
21
Mar

Glen West

Glen West, 74, was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Burnet, and left this physical world, March 17, 2017.

Glen married Elaine Kerwin West on Jan.25, 1969, and loved her throughout her life. Glen was blessed to have Patsy Davidson as his companion and best friend for the past ten years.

Glen loved coaching football and teaching at Thorndale High School where he was the defensive coordinator for three football State Championships and assistant coach for one baseball State Championship. He raised, showed and judged Registered Longhorn Cattle and loved being outdoors.  He also loved to write poetry.

Glen served our country in the United States Army before graduating from the University of Texas, Austin.

Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; parents, Charley and Eleanor West; and brother, Billy “Rusty” West.

Mon
20
Mar

Dorsie Mae Smith Ferguson Wilson

Dorsie Mae Smith Ferguson Wilson, 96, of Gause, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Hearne.

Visitation was held from 1-6 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Glenn Mack Funeral Home in Hearne.

A Celebration of Life honoring Dorsie Wilson was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Stephen Chapel AME Church in Gause. Rev. Linda Wallace was pastor and eulogist. Interment was in Gause Peaceful Rest Cemetery.

Mon
20
Mar

Janet Ann Evan

Janet Ann Evan, 67, of Cameron, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, surrounded by her children, under Hospice Care in Bryan.

Visitation will be at Marek, Burns & Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron on Wednesday, March 22, from 5-8 p.m. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Jan was born Jan. 13, 1950, in Burlington, N.J., to Ernest Cornelius and Agnes Rosiline (Zahurance) Twist. She married Robert (Shorty) Evan on Feb. 23, 1968, and was married for 39 years until preceding her in death in 2007. Together they had two children, Tracy L. Krause of Bryan, and  Christopher Evan of Hearne.

Jan was a woman who spent her entire life putting others before herself, in a lifelong career as a nurse before retiring from the Temple VA Hospital in 2010.

Mon
20
Mar

Rev. Dr. Henry H. Biar Sr.

Rev. Dr. Henry H. Biar Sr., age 81, passed away Sunday, March 12, in San Antonio. 

He was born Sept. 8, 1935, to Henry H. and Hannah (Simank) Biar and grew up in Thorndale.

His service was held Friday, March 17, at King of Kings Lutheran Church in San Antonio where served as pastor for over 30 years. 

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Biar; sons Rev. Henry H. Biar Jr. and wife Kris of Skokie, Ill., and Andrew Biar and wife Elizabeth of Houston; daughters, Karisa Schepmann and husband Daniel of Friendswood, and Kathryn Schweninger and husband Ed of San Antonio. Thirteen grandchildren and a brother, Howard Biar and wife Sammie of Pflugerville also survive. He was the nephew of Harold Biar of Thorndale.

Mon
20
Mar

Ida Faye Eaton

Ida Faye Eaton, 76, of Rogers, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, in a Temple nursing facility.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Marak Methodist Cemetery.

Ms. Eaton was born April 12, 1940, in Cameron to Jessie and Katy Russell Eaton. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Rogers.

Survivors include: her daughters, Rita Spacek of Rogers and Shirley Sullivan of Temple; brothers, Gerald Eaton and Jesse Eaton of Buckholts; and a sister, Shirley Jurca of Buckholts. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Ray Seaton.

Visitation for the family will be held Tuesday, March 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home of Cameron. 

Tue
14
Mar

Minnie Marie Vogelsang Kuzel

Minnie Marie Vogelsang Kuzel, 87, of Buckholts, died Monday, March 6, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 11, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak. A rosary was recited prior to services at the church.

Mrs. Kuzel, a retired homemaker, was born February 1, 1930, in Milam County to Will and Ida (Laake) Vogelsang. She graduated from C. H. Yoe High School. Mrs. Kuzel married Emil John (E.J.) Kuzel and he preceded her in death in 1990. She was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church. 

She was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. 

She is survived by: sons, Emil John Kuzel Jr. (Bo) of Ashburn, Va., Mike Boedeker of Plano, and David Boedeker of Plano; daughters, Laura Ann Vaculin of Marak and Deborah Marie Pollard of San Antonio; brother, Iven Vogelsang of Ben Arnold; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Tue
14
Mar

Wilma Louise Dycus

Wilma Louise McCall Dycus, 89, of Cameron died Saturday, March 11, 2017, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Walkers Creek Cemetery Pavilion. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Chapel.

Mrs. Dycus, a retired school cafeteria manager for the Corpus Christi School District, was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Cameron to Clarence David and Stella (Hightower) McCall. She married James Denson Dycus and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron. 

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