Obituaries

Wed
08
Mar

Albina "Bennie" Mayer

Albina “Bennie” Mayer, 96, of Buckholts, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Entombment will be in the St. Monica’s Mausoleum. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mayer, a homemaker, was born Dec. 1, 1920, in Cameron to Charlie and Pearl Helen (Chernosky) Porubsky. 

She was preceded in death by five siblings. 

Mrs. Mayer is survived by: daughters, Margie Kraemer of Rogers and Rebecca Mayer of Buckholts; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

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

 

Wed
08
Mar

Ella Lorene Bergeron

Ella Lorene Bergeron, of Sealy, passed peacefully to her eternal rest on March 6, 2017, serving Our Lord, her family, and the communities in which she lived for over 99 years. Ella was born on Feb. 13, 1918, near Cameron. She attended Cameron schools and spent most of her youth helping with family chores and farming the land. 

Ella was joined in holy matrimony to Clement Wohleb II in 1936.  They started their family and farmed land in nearby Cameron. Ella was a homemaker and mother, with a contagious smile and an uplifting spirit.

In late 1946, she transplanted the household to Texas City, where Clem had already taken a new job at the refinery docks. The Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947, changed the family’s life forever, leaving Ella a widow with four young children. She lived on Thirteenth Avenue until 1952, when Ella married Louis Drozd.

Wed
08
Mar

Gertrude Ima Ida Hinze Miller

Gertrude Ima Ida Hinze Miller, 97, of Houston and formerly of Ben Arnold, died Monday, March 6, 2017, in a Houston nursing facility.

Visitation and viewing will be Friday, March 10, 2017, beginning at 10 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. at the Christian Fellowship Church in Ben Arnold. Burial will follow in the Ben Arnold Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller, a homemaker, was born April 30, 1919, to Gustav and Annie (Moeller) Hinze in the Walker’s Creek community of Milam County.  She married Hugo Miller on Sept. 24, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1969.  She was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Ben Arnold. 

Tue
07
Mar

Marie Annette Hensley Koenig

Marie Annette Hensley Koenig passed away on Sunday, March 5, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at First Baptist Church Denton with Dr. John Beck officiating.  Interment will follow at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Argyle.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at Mulkey-Bowles-Montgomery Funeral Home in Denton.

Mon
06
Mar

Owen Rachel Booker Graves

Owen Rachel Booker Graves, 94, of Sharp, Texas, died on March 2, 2017. She was born in Ripley, Miss., on March 27, 1922, to Marie Reaves and Owen Thomas Booker. She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. During World War II she worked as a draftsman for the US Army Corps of Engineers, preparing topographical maps and navigational charts of the Mississippi River.

In 1944 she married Capt. Rufus John Graves, then stationed in Memphis as a pilot with the US Army Air Corps, Air Transport Command. After the war ended, the couple settled in Sharp where they farmed and ranched.

Mon
06
Mar

Allen Lee Diver

Allen Lee Diver, 76, of Cameron died Saturday, March 4, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Diver, a retired truck driver, was born Aug. 28, 1940, in Cameron to Vernon Lee and Martha Jo (Hairston) Diver. He married Juanita “Sue” Williams and she preceded him in death in 2003. He was a member of the Battetown Baptist Church. 

He was also preceded in death by his son Gene and by a brother Roger. 

He is survived by: sons, James Diver of Arlington, Doug Roach of Temple and Chris Diver of Cameron; daughters, Claydean Buchanan of Conroe, Lori Ann Dockall of Rockdale, Mary Hurst of Angleton and Cathy Wiggington of Holly Lake; brother, Eddie Diver of Rockdale; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Fri
03
Mar

Margie Lee Poldrack Posey

Margie Lee Poldrack Posey, 89, of Hutto, formerly of Thrall, passed away March 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Taylor to Alfred and Mary (Schwanke) Poldrack. She attended schools in Thrall, Taylor and Austin. She married Clarence Rayford Posey on May 1, 1947, by Pastor Herber at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Thrall. They shared many adventures together, including their two children, Billy Ray and Teresa Lee. 

She worked in various clothing stores including Gelman’s and finally Wal-Mart which she retired after over 20 years of service.  She spent her last years reorganizing her home and yard, travelling the US, and spoiling her grandkids.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son. 

Tue
28
Feb

Nancy Ann Matyastik Mitchan

Nancy Ann Matyastik Mitchan, 77, of Clarkson died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial will be in the Clarkson Cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. Mitchan was born Feb. 19, 1940, in Clarkson to John Albert and Gladys Marie (Miller) Matyastik. She graduated C.H. Yoe High School and then attended North Texas State in Denton. She worked as a teacher’s aide and for Royal Seating for many years. 

She is survived by: two sons, Michael Mitchan of Clarkson and Brian Mitchan of Clarkson.

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

Tue
28
Feb

Debra Kaye Scott

Debra Kaye Scott, 60, of Cameron, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at her home. 

Funeral services will be at noon, Saturday, March 4, at Cameron Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Ms. Scott was born May 29, 1956, in Cameron to Numon Melton and Jo Ethel Anderson. She worked for WilsonArt for 19 years. 

She is survived by: son, Tony Scott and wife Lisa of Cameron; daughters, Ebony Daniels and husband Charles of Cameron, Angela Scott of Cameron, and Adrian Scott of Cameron; sisters, Helen Robinson and husband Roy of Hearne, Willie B. Piper of Austin, and Linda Cooke of Cameron; and nine grandchildren.

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

 

Tue
28
Feb

Jackson Glen Huff

Jackson Glen Huff, 89, of Cameron died Saturday, Feb. 25, at his home. 

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Walker’s Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mr. Huff, a retired registered professional engineer, was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Morgan County, Mo., to Elzie Lee and Odessa Pearl (Hopkins) Huff. He married Ruby Alice McPheeters on Feb. 23, 1947. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cameron. 

He is survived by: his wife, Ruby Huff of Cameron; sons, Jackson Lee Huff of Rockdale, Daniel Wayne Huff of Houston, Glenn David Huff of San Antonio and Perry Lane Huff of  Belton; brother, Dwight Huff of Louisiana; sister, Carol Jean James of Jefferson City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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