Obituaries

Tue
13
Nov

Virgil Pevehouse

Virgil Pevehouse, 94, of Cameron, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at his home.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Pebble Grove Cemetery near Maysfield. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Pevehouse was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Milam County to John and Ina Sapp Pevehouse. He worked at Wall Lake Doors as a security guard for several years before going to work for the City of Cameron, from which he retired. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Roy Dean Pevehouse, and a daughter, Mary McAnulty. He was also preceded in death by six siblings, Jesse Pevehouse, Mildred Yates, Ruth Mosley, Alma Patzke, John Pevehouse Jr., and Nathan Pevehouse.

Tue
13
Nov

Paul Caven Freeman

Paul Caven Freeman, 79, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

Paul is survived by his "current" wife of 57 years, Carole Richards Freeman; son, Christopher Caven; and  daughter, Shannon Leigh. He is also survived by his sister, Beverly Shelton and her husband Bob; plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents Tyson and Lois Freeman preceded him in death.

Tue
13
Nov

Sally Joyce Stuart

Sally Joyce Stuart, age 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Scott & White in Temple. 

She was born June 14, 1943 in El Monte, Callif., to Barbara Rosetta and William Franklin Simmons. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, David William Stuart; her parents; brothers, Donnie Simmons and Bobby Jay Simmons; and sister, Barbara Bostick.  She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Harmon of Port O’Connor; her only grandson, Stuart Harmon; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Simmons; nieces, Sondra Hutchinson and Karen Bostick; nephews, Randall Simmons and Johnny Bostick; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Providence Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale.  Interment will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Thu
08
Nov

Janice Douglas

Janice Douglas, 58,of Rockdale, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.  

Her services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Her visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and her Homegoing Celebration will begin immediately after. Both services will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, 327 E. 3rd St, Rockdale TX, 76567.

Tue
06
Nov

Melissa Renee (Ward) Garza

Melissa Renee (Ward) Garza, 37, of Lubbock, passed away on Nov. 4, 2018, after a three-year battle with cervical cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 10 at First Baptist Church in Cameron. Michael Dennis of North Village Church will officiate. Burial will follow the funeral at Oak Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Melissa was born in Temple on Jan. 6, 1981. She graduated from C.H. Yoe High School and continued on to receive a Cosmetology License from the Paul Mitchell School.

Melissa was married to Nicolas Edward Garza on April 16, 2011. They were married seven years.

Tue
06
Nov

Agnes Estelle Holland

Agnes Estelle Holland, 91, of Cameron died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Bro. Wayne Kirk officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held before the services at the funeral home.

Mrs. Holland, a homemaker, was born June 26, 1927, in Cameron to Marshall and Estelle (Fikes) Weems.  She was a member Marlow Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Mr. Leo Plachy in 1978 and Mr. Charlie Ernest Holland in 1990 and by three brothers and three sisters. 

She is survived by her son, Carroll “C. E.” Plachy of Mesquite; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Fri
02
Nov

James Michael Mortimer

James Michael Mortimer, age 63, of Bruceville, Texas, passed away on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in a Waco Nursing Home. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in the Rice Cemetery in Cameron, Texas, under the direction of Foss Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

James was born July 1, 1955, at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, to James Albert and Lora Anna (Peed) Mortimer. James was as 1974 graduate of C.H. Yoe High School and formerly worked as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Lora Mortimer.

Survivors include: sisters, Bridgit Moore and Pamela Canter; brothers, Jeffrey Mortimer, and Steven and wife Rebecca; nephews, Patrick Moore and wife Jennifer, Zachary and Jeremy Mortimer; and grand-nieces, Paige and Katie Moore.

Please join us in remembering James by signing our guest book at www.fossfuneralhome.com

Tue
30
Oct

Bennie Joseph Vybiral

Bennie Joseph Vybiral, 92, of Cameron, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in a Cameron nursing facility. 

Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Oak Hill Pavilion in Cameron. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Mr. Vybiral, a retired paint contractor and farmer, was born April 25, 1926, in Buckholts to Ben and Minnie (Tomasek) Vybiral. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, a member of the American Legion and a 75-year member of S.P.J.S.T. 

Tue
30
Oct

Nancy Mae Martin Smith

Nancy Mae Martin Smith, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the home of her son Bobby Nabours and his wife Leslie of Washington.

Services dedicated to and honoring her life were held on Monday, Oct. 29, at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple with burial in Bellwood Memorial Park.

Nancy, or "Nanny" as she was called by the great loves of her life which were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was a native Texan, born March 15, 1934, in Temple, to A.C. Martin and Johnny Mae Shipp Martin. 

Tue
30
Oct

Destry Reine Young

Destry Reine Young, the man, the told, the legend. He was loved by many and adored be many more. Destry, loving son, brother, husband, father and friend passed away at age 54 on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at his home.

Destry was born on Aug. 20, 1964, in Hamlin. He attended school in Thorndale and worked as a large equipment operator and for Milam County.

Destry doesn’t want us to remember him as someone who fought a long battle with cancer. He wanted to be known as a man that passed away as a result of being stubborn, not always following doctor’s orders and raising hell for almost five decades. He enjoyed drinking, guns, four-wheeling, and hard work. Being around family and friends was always important to him. He was a kind, good hearted man, always willing to give a helping hand. He was a true hero to many and greatly loved by everyone around the community. He will forever remain in the hearts of so many people.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

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