Obituaries

Tue
15
Jan

Eleanor Luckey

Funeral services for Eleanor Luckey, age 91, of Sharp, were held Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. John Seaton of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale officiating. Cremation followed. Visitation was held before the services at the funeral home.

Eleanor Luckey was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Cameron, to Lee Roy and Ellen Jane (Hobbs) Clore. She was a graduate of Yoe High School in Cameron. On Aug. 7, 1946, she and James E. Luckey were married in Temple.

Tue
15
Jan

Florence Oliver

Florence Oliver, 91, of Carrollton, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 13, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated noon on Thursday, Jan. 17, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at OakCrest Funeral Home, followed by the Rosary at 7 p.m.

Florence was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Cameron. She graduated from C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron and then attended business school. Florence later moved to Waco where she met the love of her life, Sam Oliver. They were married on July 15, 1952, in Cameron. Florence and Sam were very active in the community and church. They loved hosting parties, dancing and participating in civic organizations. A few years later they adopted their two daughters, Mary Louise in 1959 and Jo Ann in 1964.

Mon
14
Jan

Tammy Streicher Wheeler

Tammy Streicher Wheeler, 59, of Cameron died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at her home. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Ms. Wheeler was born Sept. 7, 1959, in Cameron to Billy and Elfriede (Ohlig) Streicher.  She graduated from C.H. Yoe High School. She was employed by Brookshire Brothers in Cameron. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Weldon Dwayne Moore. 

She is survived by: parents, Billy and Elfriede Streicher of Cameron; brothers, Billy Streicher Jr. of Cameron and Richard Streicher of Cameron.

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

Tue
08
Jan

Maganlal B. Bhakta

Mr. Maganlal B. Bhakta, 89, of Cameron, passed away Jan. 7, 2019, at his residence.

Services for Mr. Bhakta will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m., at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Bhakta was born Aug. 7, 1929, in India, to Bhikhabhai and Jamaben Bhakta. In his early years he farmed in India. He later came to the United States and became a U.S. Citizen.

Survivors include: wife: Bhikhiben Patel of Cameron; sons, Indravadan Bhakta of Hayward, Calif., Mukund Bhakta of Childress, and Nilesh “Neal” Bhakta of Cameron; and sister, Madhuban Patel of Dallas. Also surviving are six grandchildren.

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

Mon
07
Jan

Howard Louis Biar

Howard Louis Biar, age 78, passed away at his home in Pflugerville on Dec. 31, 2018, with his wife by his side. 

He was born on April 22, 1940 in Austin to Henry O. and Hannah Biar, baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale and attended school in Thorndale. He served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife, Sammie; son, Lin Biar and wife Stacie; daughter, Debbie Fischer and husband Scott; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rev. Dr. Henry H. Biar and Olin Biar; and his son, Louis Shannon Biar.

Funeral services were held Jan. 4, 2019, at Beck Funeral Home in Pflugerville with Pastor Tom Kesserling officiating. Burial was in the Taylor City Cemetery.

Mon
07
Jan

Don Max Howard

Mr. Don Max Howard, 80, of Plano, formerly of Cameron, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at a Plano nursing center. Services for Mr. Howard are pending with Green-Patterson Funeral Home and will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Howard was born July 20, 1938, in Rosebud, to John Max and Bettie (Burkes) Howard. Mr. Howard graduated from C. H. Yoe High School in 1956 and a graduate of Baylor University in 1961. He married Sharon Orr on November 28, 1998. He was a retired dispatcher for Dallas Auto Auction as well as former owner of Howard Chevrolet in Cameron. Mr. Howard was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include: wife, Sharon Howard of Plano; and daughter, Tamara Ann Gribble and husband Kyle of Dallas. Also surviving are grandchildren Anna and Ellie Gribble both of Dallas.

Mon
07
Jan

Tina Christine (Posival) Beckhusen

Tina Christine (Posival) Beckhusen, 59, of Granger and formerly of Cameron, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at her home. 

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Tina was born July 11, 1959, in Cameron to Marvin Lee and Rose Lee (Sebesta) Posival. She had worked as a nurse/insurance specialist. She married Douglas (Doug) Ray Beckhusen. 

She is survived by: husband, Doug Beckhusen of Granger; daughters, Amanda Nicole Melton of Belton and JeriLyn Melton of Cameron; brothers, John Edward Posival of Scottsdale, Ariz., Michael James Posival of Pendleton, and Joseph Gerard Posival of Houston; sisters, Cecilia Rose McAtee of Cameron and Patricia Marie Posival of Round Rock.

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

Mon
07
Jan

Frances Ella Vogelsang

Frances Ella Vogelsang, 104, of Cameron died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at a Cameron nursing facility.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Doug Budd officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Vogelsang was born Jan. 27, 1914, in Milam County to John and Mary Adamek Svetlik. She was a 1932 graduate of Yoe High School and she married Frederick William Vogelsang on June 14, 1934.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cameron.

Wed
02
Jan

Charles Jackson “Jack” Terhune

Charles Jackson “Jack” Terhune, 86, of Cameron died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his home. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Terhune, owner and operator of Deluxe Cleaners, was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Greene County, Mo., to Charlie Jackson and Mildred (Snyder) Terhune. He served in the U. S. Air Force.  He married Joyce Brown on Oct. 15, 1953, and she preceded him in death in 2016.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cameron where he was involved with the church choir and a founding member of the Milam Community Theatre. 

Tue
01
Jan

Dennis Dewayne Pelzel

Funeral services for Dennis Dewayne Pelzel, 62, of Burlington, will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with Rev. Robert Glenn officiating. Mr. Pelzel passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, at his residence. Burial will follow in the Ben Arnold Cemetery.

Dennis was born Aug. 28, 1956, in Cameron to Ervin and Dixie (Lewis) Pelzel. He graduated from Yoe High School in 1975, where he achieved the Lone Star Degree in FFA, which is the highest degree possible in FFA. He worked for TxDOT and was also a farmer.

Survivors include: son, Jason Pelzel of Missouri; daughter, Denise Pelzel of San Diego, Calif.; and sister, Karen Zabcik and husband Larry of Austin. He is also survived by one daughter, Hannah Pelzel, who he raised, of Cameron.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for the family will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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