Obituaries

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10
Apr

Ernest Frank Fuchs III

Ernest Frank Fuchs III, 88, of Hillsboro passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Town Hall Estates in Hillsboro. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Christ Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with Rev. Michael Nemec officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro.

Mon
10
Apr

Jo Ann Biskup

Jo Ann Biskup, of San Antonio, passed away quietly in a hospital in Sugar Land on March 30 after complications following surgery. 

Jo Ann was born Sept. 15, 1937, in Osceola, and raised in Bryan, and Frankfurt, Germany.  She lived in Houston for 40 years and after retirement moved to Lake McQueeny, Schertz, and then to San Antonio in 2017 where she resided until her death. 

Jo Ann is preceded in death by her parents, James and Ann Coody of Cameron; brother, James Lawrence Coody, and James Coody; and her beloved dog for 17 years, Heidi. 

Fri
07
Apr

Mary Pearl Angell

Mary Pearl Angell, 76, of Temple and formerly of Cameron, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Temple. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Walkers Creek Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial will follow in the Walkers Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Angell was born April 24, 1940, in Milam County to Ernest and Beulah Magnolia Reed. She married Richard E. “Gene” Angell in Texarkana, Ark., on July 16, 1957, and he preceded her in death. She and Gene farmed for many years. Later, she had worked at several restaurants in Cameron. Mrs. Angell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron. 

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

Fri
07
Apr

William Carroll Davidson

Mr. William Carroll Davidson, 81, of Milano, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in a Temple hospital.

Funeral services for Mr. Davidson will be held Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with Rev. Fred Hornaday officiating.  Burial will follow at the Liberty Cemetery.

Mr. Davidson was born June 10, 1935, in Cameron, to William Jennings and Bertha (Hughes) Davidson. He graduated from Milano High School in 1954, where he was an avid athletic booster until his death. He married JoAnn Miller. She survives. He served on the Milano ISD school board for 25 years. Mr. Davidson retired from Alcoa after 32 years of service with them.  He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Caldwell, where he served as a deacon and was the song leader.  Mr. Davidson will fondly be remembered as the rock of his family for his children and his grandchildren. He was also a master “42” player.

Wed
05
Apr

Nettie Dee Harper

Nettie Dee Harper, 92, of Thorndale, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Georgetown.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, with burial following at the Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation was held April 4, 2017, at the funeral home.

Nettie Dee was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Thorndale to Thomas Walter Sr. and Norine (Cowan) Beard. She worked as a teacher’s aide and librarian in Thorndale until the age of 19 when she moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where she worked in the First United Methodist Church nursery. She moved back to Thorndale in 1975. Nettie Dee was a member of the Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church in Thorndale and was involved in various activities and groups at the church. She taught Sunday School at the church and also serviced as the church librarian.

Wed
05
Apr

Betty J. Bucanek

Betty J. Bucanek, 80, of Granger passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

 Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Providence Funeral Home.

 Celebration of Life Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7, at Providence Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Granger City Cemetery.

Betty was born in Thorndale on Oct. 21, 1936, to Adolph and Lillian (Hirt) Felfe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susan Joy Menzel; two brothers, Earl and Wilbert Felfe; and sister, Bernice Zieschang.

Betty is survived by her husband, Frank Bucanek; son, Glenn Menzel and wife Joyce; daughter, Jackie Deaton and husband Danny; granddaughters, Courtney Adkison and husband Scott and Susan Menzel; and great-grandchildren, Keltzie Harrison, Lexie Adkison, and Nathaniel Menzel; sister, Merlene Felfe.

Wed
05
Apr

Mary Pearl Angell

Mary Pearl Angell, 76, of Temple and formerly of Cameron, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Temple. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Walkers Creek Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial will follow in the Walkers Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Angell was born April 24, 1940, in Milam County to Ernest and Beulah Magnolia Reed. She married Richard E. “Gene” Angell in Texarkana, Ark., on July 16, 1957, and he preceded her in death. She and Gene farmed for many years. Later, she had worked at several restaurants in Cameron. Mrs. Angell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron. 

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

Tue
04
Apr

Eva Maria Alvarado

Eva Maria Alvarado, 52, of Cameron died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with a rosary beginning at 7.

Mrs. Alvarado was born April 15, 1964, in Cameron to Frank Borgas Sr. and Eva Valdez Borgas. She married Raymond Alvarado. She was preceded in death by a brother Ricky Borgas and was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. 

Tue
04
Apr

Vernell Dvorak

Vernell Dvorak, age 84, of Thrall passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Temple Hospital after a short illness.

Vernell or more affectionately known to us as “Granny” was raised in the Hutto/Round Rock area and attended school in Hutto and graduated from Round Rock High School in 1950.  She met the love of her life, James Dvorak, on a blind date. They were married on Feb. 18, 1951, and were blessed with 58 years of happily married life together living and raising a family in Thrall.   

Mon
03
Apr

Virginia Louise Smith Schuhsler

Virginia Louise Smith Schuhsler went home to glory to be with her Lord Jesus Christ at 8:43 p.m. April 1, 2017. She was looking forward to her entrance into heaven and to beholding the face of her Lord, Jesus Christ.  Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Pavilion.

Virginia Louise was born to Charles Cecil Smith, Sr. and Annie Foreman Smith March 8, 1921. She was the youngest of three children.

She was preceded in death by her beloved brothers, Charles Cecil Smith Jr. and Joe Simmie Smith.

She has one son, Charles Schuhsler. Virginia is also survived by three nieces, Shirley Smith Harrison of Bartlett, Tenn., Sandra Smith Grindle of Plano, and Dorcas Smith Owens of Rockdale; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. 

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