Obituaries

Tue
22
Aug

Leslie Joe Hodge

Graveside services for Leslie Joe Hodge, age 80, of Thorndale will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in the Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor with Hospice Chaplain Bruce Mercer officiating. There will be no visitation.

Leslie Joe Hodge was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Taylor to Bryant V. “Duck” and Evelyn (Jez) Hodge. He lived most of his life in Thorndale and worked as a machinist with Texas Instruments until his retirement in 1972. He had served in the National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family and friends.

He passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2017, in the Winnie L. Nursing Home in Cameron.  

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Britt Hodge on June 30, 2008; his father, Duck Hodge on Sept. 23, 2000; and his mother, Evelyn Hodge on Sept. 5, 2016.

Mon
21
Aug

James Davis Fuson Jr.

Mr. James Davis Fuson Jr., 68, of Cameron, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, at his residence.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m., at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron, with Pastor Wayne Vincent officiating.

Mr. Fuson was born April 24, 1949, in Baytown, to James Davis and Mary Yvonne (Hollingsworth) Fuson. He married Marie (Hutchins) Fuson. Mr. Fuson attended Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena. He worked in oil field construction and also owned and operated Jim’s Septic Service in Cameron. He was a Baptist.

Mon
21
Aug

Kathy Marie Price Worley

Kathy Marie Price Worley, 63, passed away in M.D. Anderson on Aug. 18, 2017, after a short illness. Kathy was the daughter of Jimmy and Frances Price.

She was born June 9, 1954, in Valdosta, Ga., at Moody Air Force Base. After her father was discharged, they returned to Cameron where Kathy attended school. She was in the Yoe High School Band. After graduation, she attended Blinn College. After college she went to work at The University of Texas in Austin in the Mechanical Engineering Department where she met and married her husband, Robert Worley. After retiring, they moved to Bayfield, Colo.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Robert of Bayfield, Colo.; her mother, Frances R. Price of Cameron; and one brother, Douglas Price of Cameron. She is also survived by two nieces, Jennifer Price and Lee Raby Worley, and one nephew Adam J. Price. Also surviving are four aunts and many friends.

Mon
21
Aug

Mateo "Joe" Cazares

Mateo “Joe” Cazares, 77, of Cameron died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at his home.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Visitation was held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Cazares, a retired ranch hand, was born Sept. 21, 1939, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Sebastian Cazares and Guadalupe Reyes. He married Janie Balboa and she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Angelo Cazarez. 

He is survived by: sons, Tony Casarez of Buckholts and Mario Cazares of Cameron; daughters, Lupe Arellano of Plainview and Martha Cazarez of Cameron; brother, Jorge Cazares of Atlanta; sisters, Andrea Cazares of Mexico, Concepcion Cazares of Mexico, Juana Cazares of Mexico and Engracia Cazares of Mexico; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Mon
14
Aug

Judy Diane Ulicnik

Judy Diane Ulicnik, 60, of Rockdale died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Chaplain Bruce Mercer officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Cemetery in Buckholts. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m.

Ms. Ulicnik, a homemaker, was born Nov. 20, 1956, in Cameron to Calvin and Pearl Lee Josephine (Vybiral) Allison. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Ulicnik Jr.;  and by two sisters and a brother. 

She is survived by: sons, James Ulicnik, Jason Ulicnik; Justin Ulicnik, and Jeremy Ulicnik; sisters, Colleen Riley and Cindy Baker; and six grandchildren.

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

 

 

Mon
14
Aug

Annie Bell Morgan

Annie Bell Morgan, 76, of Cameron died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in a Cameron nursing facility. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Bob Glenn officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Morgan, a retired homemaker, was born May 11, 1941, in Cameron to Ladis and Thelma (Thompson) Marek. She married Curtis Morgan and he preceded her in death in 2015. She was a member of New Beginnings Full Gospel Church. 

She is survived by: sons, Curtis Morgan Jr. of West, John Morgan of Buckholts, Larry Morgan of Buckholts, Michael Morgan of Cameron, and Danny Morgan of Cameron; daughter, Patricia Hudson of Buckholts; brother, Ladis Marek of Waco; sisters, Mary Lou Scott of Waco and Marilyn Sue Scott of Temple; 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Tue
08
Aug

Denise Lee Goodwin

Denise Lee Goodwin, 59, of Buckholts died July 12, 2017, at her home. 

Memorial and burial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at the North Elm Cemetery near Cameron.

Denise was born Sept. 5, 1957, in Minneapolis, Minn., to D.G. and Terrill Jean (Laudert) Kloyda. She graduated from Bloomington Lincoln High School and served nine years in the United States Army. She was then employed as a civilian with the US Army at Fort Hood until she retired in 2009. She married Michael Goodwin. 

She is survived by: her husband, Michael Goodwin of Buckholts; children, Nickole Duncan and Lawrence Hatchett; step-children, Melanie Johnson and Michael Goddwin Jr.; mother, Terrill Kloyda; siblings, Steven Kloyda, Deanna Miller, twin sister Debra Stealey, David Kloyda, and Thomas Kloyda; and three grandchildren, Aden, Evan and Ian.

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

Tue
08
Aug

Matthew Charles “Matt” Lehmkuhl

While away in Shreveport, Louisiana for a few days with his wife and friends, Matthew Charles “Matt” Lehmkuhl, age 40, passed away suddenly at the University Health Center on Sunday, Aug.6, 2017.

Services for Matt are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at the Milam County Cowboy Church in Rockdale. Burial will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Minerva. Rev. Jack Chelf, retired, and Rev. Matt Higginbotham of First Baptist Church in Rockdale will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at the funeral home.

Matt was born on Sept. 12, 1976, in Normal, Ill., to Charles Alvin Lehmkuhl and Judy Ann (Durflinger) Lehmkuhl. He lived most of his life in Rockdale. On June 21, 1997, he married his high school sweetheart, Michelle Burrough, in the Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Rockdale.

Mon
07
Aug

Clarn Bennett Posey

Clarn Bennett Posey, 57, of Cameron died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at his home. 

Memorial services will be at noon, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Grace Church in Cameron with Rev. Glynn Cummings officiating.

Clarn loved well, assisted others readily, had a good sense of humor and possessed a presence of tenacious strength. He was a dedicated father, grandfather, brother, and friend. When he was young he worked for the family business, Posey Mudlogging Services, and was a Journeyman Electrician for CPS Energy for 26 years before spending his last employment driving across the United States for a year. He loved deeply and was loyal and never boring. 

Thu
03
Aug

Wareen Morrell Brock Jr.

Warren Morrell Brock Jr., 66, of Cameron died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at his home. 

Graveside funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco.

Mr. Brock, a self-employed television repairman, was born Feb. 9, 1951, in Corpus Christi to Warren M. and Bobbie Ann (Wiggs) Brock. 

He is survived by: brother, Billy Brock of Cameron and sister, Linda Rader of Burleson.

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

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