Obituaries

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05
Jun

Raymond Alfred Urban

Mr. Raymond Alfred Urban, 68, of Cameron, passed away Wednesday, May 31, at a Temple hospital. Services for Mr. Urban were held Saturday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green Patterson Funeral Home, with Rev. Terry Atkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.

Mr. Urban was born Oct. 14, 1948, in Temple, to Arnold J. “Tutt” and Theresa (Giesie) Urban. He graduated from C. H. Yoe High School in 1967, where he played for the Yoemen football team. Mr. Urban was employed by Southwestern Bell as a cable splicer. He was a member of the NRA and AARP. He was also a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.

Survivors include: his brother, John Urban of Cameron; and sisters, Frances Adcox and Kathleen Thorpe, both of Cameron. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for the family was held Friday, June 2, at the Funeral Home.

Tue
30
May

Wanda Lee Shoaf

Wanda Lee Shoaf, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 16.

Born in Cameron on Nov. 15, 1927. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Robert Lee Shoaf; and daughter, Dianah Tucker.

She is survived by her granddaughters, Angie Zbranek and fiance Dennis Shulz, Debbie Cantu and husband Mat, and Tina Zbranek; grandson, Chris Tucker and fiance Tiffany Unger; great-grandsons, Joey Cantu and Kyle Cantu; sisters, Nelda McLerran and Barbara Schulte; brother, Elton Coward adn wife Gloria; adn numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 23, at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway, in Houston. The Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held May 24 the the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven. Interment was in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Tue
30
May

Faye D. Smith

Faye D. Smith, 80, of Cameron, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was born Dec. 6, 1936.

Her visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017, and her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Both services will be held at True Love Family Worship Center, 705 N. Crockett Ave., in Cameron.  

Services are entrusted to All Families Mortuary in Hearne.

Fri
26
May

Linda Ethridge Grothe Jordan

Linda Ethridge Grothe Jordan, 70, of Cameron, died Monday, May 22, 2017, in an Austin hospital. 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Marlow Cemetery near Cameron. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home Chapel.

Ms. Jordan, a homemaker, was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Cameron to Johnie and Vivian (Davis) Ethridge. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron and had worked for the Milam County Appraisal Office for many years and also as a drug and rehab counselor. 

She is survived by her son, Ty Grothe and wife Susan of Lorena; daughter, Tracy Tindell and husband Brian of Belton; two grandchildren, Madison and Morgan; and special companion, Pat Lackey of Elgin.

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

Fri
26
May

Joel Ray Saucedo-Perez

Joel Ray Saucedo-Perez, infant son of Stephanie Saucedo and Joel Perez, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Monica’s Cemetery. A rosary will be recited 6 p.m. Sunday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Joel is survived by his father, Joel Perez Jr. of Killeen; his mother, Stephanie Saucedo of Cameron; paternal grandmother          , Rosario Trujillo of Killeen; paternal great-grandmother, Catalina of Karanco; maternal grandparents, Mirthala Saucedo of Cameron and Jose Angel Saucedo of Cameron; maternal great-grandparents, Juan Manuel Saucedo of Cameron and Cruz Rioja of Cameron.

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

Tue
23
May

Wesley Shafer

Wesley Shafer, 78, of Cameron died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home.  Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Delong officiating.

Mr. Shafer, a retired carpenter, was born April 10, 1939, in Milam County to Mr. and Mrs. William Shafer. He married Shirley Ann Hall and she preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2016. 

He is survived by his sons, Wesley W. Shafer of Sweet Home and Harvey Eugene Shafer of Cameron; daughter, Shirley Jean Collins of Gause; brother, James Shafer of Gause; sister, JoAnn Shafer of Cameron; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Mon
22
May

Floyd Laurence Zuehlke

Floyd Laurence Zuehlke, of Taylor, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, at St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock. He was 91 years and 11 months old.

He was born on June 17, 1925, in Thorndale, son of Charlie F. Zuehlke and Adella (Kirsche) Zuehlke. He was baptized on July 5, 1925, by Rev. F.H. Stelzer at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale, and he was confirmed at the same church on April 10, 1938. He remained a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale all of his life.

He attended grade school at St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale. He then attended and graduated from Thorndale High School in 1942.

Mon
22
May

Johnnie "Faye" Dokupil

Johnnie “Faye” Dokupil, age 75, of Temple passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at a local care center. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home 3110 Airport Rd. Temple, Texas 76504. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.  The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the funeral home.

Faye was born on May 4, 1942, in Milam County, the daughter of Robert Lee Matthews and Matilda Janes Matthews. In 1975 she married Johnny Dokupil in Temple and has resided in Temple for 50 plus years. She was a local beautician for many years and enjoyed music, bingo, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Fri
19
May

William David Burns

William David Burns, 94, of Chicago, Ill., passed away on April 11, 2017, due to natural causes at his Marina Tower’s home.

A small memorial luncheon will be held in the summer to celebrate David’s life. Those wishing to attend the luncheon may keep in contact with Luis M. Romero via e-mail at lmr197777@gmail.com.  He will send out details regarding the luncheon once a date is determined.

David was born in Cameron, Texas, on March 12, 1923. He graduated from Austin High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin in 1947. David attended Columbia University, as well, in pursuit of his Master’s Degree. David went on to serve in the Army Air Force and was stationed in Chicago, Ill., as an Air Traffic Controller.

Mon
15
May

Sharon Fay Cantwell Gonzales

Sharon Fay Cantwell Gonzales, 49, of Rockdale died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at her home. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, at the Davilla Baptist Church with Rev. David Cox and Bill Harris officiating. Burial followed in the Davilla Cemetery.  Visitation was held Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Gonzales, a homemaker, was born Sept. 17, 1967, in Austin to Bill and Myrtle (Smith) Cantwell.  She married Frank Gonzales in 2016.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Crispin Gonzales; and a sister, Elizabeth Ireland. 

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