Obituaries

Fri
12
May

Irene Ruth Vybiral

Irene Ruth Vybiral, 88, passed away on May 9, 2017, in Aransas Pass. She was born on June 29, 1928, in Buckholts, to Vince and Julia Krupicka.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Viola Brown and Evelyn Pfannstiel; brothers, Raymond Krupicka, Adolf Krupicka, Alvin Krupicka, Benjamin “Ben” Krupicka.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Albert Vybiral; daughter, Lisa Honeycutt  and husband Greg Honeycutt;nephew, Anton Pfannstiel; brother, Robert Krupicka; grandchildren, Jatanna Reese and husband William Reese and Kyla Honeycutt; great-grandchildren, Haley Vanderveer, Braxton Reese, Ely Reese and Makayla Reese; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Thu
11
May

Jasper Leroy “Roy” Bowen

Jasper Leroy “Roy” Bowen went to his Heavenly home and into the arms of Jesus on Friday, May 5, 2017. Roy loved the Lord and was always happy and ready to share with anyone about the Lord, either in witnessing, in conversation or through his singing and playing his guitar. He was a member of His House of Prayer Church in Forest Hills.

Mr. Bowen was born in Davilla in Milam County, Texas, Aug. 16, 1933, to Daniel Green Bowen and Lillie Mae Davis.

Roy is survived by his wife, Mary Bowen of Fort Worth; one son, Jasper Dan Bowen of Florida; one daughter, Barbara Lee Bowen Batts of Florida; three step-sons, Don Taylor and Kim, Cory Taylor and Kelly, and David Russell, all of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; one brother, John E. Corbin of Morgan’s Point; and one sister, Linda J. Lipuma of Copperas Cove.

Thu
11
May

Don Robert Lee

Mr. Don Robert Lee, 81, of Cameron, formerly of Shamrock, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in a Temple hospital. A memorial service for Mr. Lee will be held at a later date in Shamrock.

Mr. Lee was born Dec. 15, 1935, in Wheeler, to Richard Ennis and Grace Copeland Lee. He graduated from Austin High School. He was a retired employee of IBM. Mr. Lee was an active HAM radio operator. He raised Colorado Beefmaster cattle and was a longtime member of Southwest Cattleman’s Association. Preceding Mr. Lee in death are his parents, his loving wife of 49 years, Ann Smith Lee, and one daughter, Miranda Lee. Don was loved by everyone he met especially his family and many friends. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Mon
08
May

Melissa Ann Hash

Melissa Ann Hash, 49, of Harker Heights, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in a Harker Heights Medical center. Services will be at a later date.

Ms. Hash was born Oct. 15, 1967, to Howard and Juliette (Wright) Johnson. She had worked as a Lab Technician. 

She is survived by: sons, James Hash of Pennsylvania, Josh Hash of West Virginia, and Jacob Hash of West Virginia; daughter, MaKayla McCormick of Cameron; father, Howard Johnson of West Virginia; brother, Charles Johnson of Oregon; sister, April Childress of West Virginia; and one grandchild.

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

Mon
08
May

Clyde Chandler

Clyde William Chandler, 60, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Cedar Springs. He was born October 15, 1956, to Esper Kaylor and Bettie Ruth Chandler, in Lafayette, La.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Rosa; his daughters, Kayla and Kelsey Chandler; his brother, Michael Chandler and wife Susan; his sister, Jeni “Cricket” Chandler; his beloved secretary, Tami Bounds; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family, including his husband-in-law, James DeBaun and his favorite ex-wife, Patty Ortiz-DeBaun. Clyde was a loving husband, a wonderful father, a big brother, and a good friend to all who knew him.

Tue
02
May

James Walter Davis

James Walter Davis, 65, of Cameron, died Monday, May 1, 2017, at his home.

Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Rice Cemetery near Cameron with Chaplain Tim Rudolph officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Mr. Davis was born October 27, 1951, in Redding, Calif., to George and Frances Emily (Grist) Davis.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam conflict. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Davis; and a grandson, Tyler Smith.  He is survived by his son, Garrett Davis of Georgetown; daughter, Elizabeth Kuykendall of Cameron; sister, Barbara Smith of Chico, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

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

Tue
02
May

Carl Ray Nelson

Carl Ray Nelson, 84, of Buckholts died Monday, May 1, 2017, in a Waco hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Mr. Nelson was born June 12, 1932, in Brookville, Pa., to Victor G. and Margaret Catherine (Shilling) Nelson. He service in the U. S. Air Force.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron. 

His wife Peggy preceded him in death in 2009. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard, and sister, Margaret Louise Nelson. 

He is survived by his son, Joel Nelson of Buckholts; daughter, Rebecca Thompson of Waco; brother, Clair Nelson of Latrobe, Pa.; sister, Anna Mae Stoltenberg of Oil City, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Creighton Thompson and Lauren Thompson.

Thu
27
Apr

Earnest Lee Osband

Funeral Services for Mr. Earnest Lee Osband will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2107, at 11 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, located at 1511 N. Houston Ave. in Cameron.

Burial will follow at Little Rocky Cemetery in Cameron. Mr. Osband will lie in state at the church on Saturday morning from 9:30 until time of services.

Robertson Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas are in charge of arrangements.

Thu
20
Apr

Richard Jabez Jones

Richard Jones, of Falls County, died April 18, 2017, in a Cameron Nursing Center.

Mon
17
Apr

Lee Roy Stecher

Lee Roy Stecher, long-time resident of Star Harbor, Malakoff, Texas, passed away on April 8, 2017.  

Lee Roy Stecher was born on Feb. 11, 1926, in Cameron to Leo Stecher and Ottilie Marak Stecher. He graduated from Yoe High School in 1944, where he lettered on the Cameron Yoe football team. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater on the U.S.S. Mendocino. After World War II, he moved to Dallas and studied at Draughon’s Business College, where he learned the valuable skill of keeping financial books.

He met Carmen Crespo, who had just moved to Texas from Tampa, Fla. They married on July 3, 1948, at St. Edward’s in Dallas. 

Lee began his career as a bookkeeper at Austin Paving Company, which evolved into Austin Industries in Dallas, Texas.  Lee Roy worked there for 41 years, moving up the ranks to become its Secretary-Treasurer and chief financial officer.

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