Obituaries

Mon
15
Jan

Rosalie Turner

Services for Rosalie Turner, age 80, of Thorndale, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Pastor James Mann and Rev. James Brymer officiating. Burial will be in the Salty Cemetery. Public visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Fri
12
Jan

Luther Dale Hodge

Cameron businessman Luther Dale Hodge, 76, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in a Cameron nursing center.

Services for Mr. Hodge will be held Monday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with O. E. Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.  

Tue
09
Jan

Ann Dealvia Lorenz

Ann Dealvia Lorenz, 83, of Cameron, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Grace Church in Cameron.  Burial will follow in the Burlington Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lorenz was born March 20, 1934, in Wellington, to Carter and Gertrude (Harvey) Slaton. At 3 months of age, her family moved to Texas City where she was raised and went to school. On Jan. 30, 1959, she married Alvin “Jack” Lorenz and he preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1998. Raised in the church, Mrs. Lorenz was a member of Grace Church. She had worked as a waitress for many years and then she worked for La Marque Junior High cafeteria for 16 years. When she moved to Cameron, she worked for home health care for 15 years. She loved to play “42,” crochet and was a good cook. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers. 

Tue
09
Jan

Vernell Ruth Kuehn

Memorial services for Vernell Ruth (Luedke) Kuehn, of Caldwell, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Deanville. She died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in a Caldwell assisted living facility. 

She was born in Deanville on July 11, 1936, to John (J.B.) and Ella Blinka Luedke. She was the fourth of five children. She attended grade school in Deanville and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1954.

During her early years she worked in the fields along with the men as was the custom in those days. She especially enjoyed being able to outperform any of her brothers at any field task.

Mon
08
Jan

Bobbye June Edmonds Ficke

Bobbye June Edmonds Ficke, age 76, of West, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 6, 2018, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waco.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel in West, with Pastor Ronny Robinson officiating. 

Bobbye was born Jan. 17, 1941, in Cameron, the daughter of Benjamin and Cora Mabry Edmonds. She was a 1959 graduate of C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron, and attended a business school in Austin. Bobbye worked for Texas Parks and Wildlife Region 2 for over 34 years. She enjoyed reading and watching baseball and basketball.  She especially loved playing with her grandchildren.

Bobbye is preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Robert Mercer of Waco.

Mon
08
Jan

Daniel "Danny" Minatrea

Daniel “Danny” Minatrea passed away unexpectedly at his home in Howe, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the age of 70.

Danny was born Dec. 26, 1947, in Sherman to Bob and Ruby Minatrea. He graduated from Denison High School and also attended Texas A&M.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Ruby Minatrea of Denison; and brother-in-law, J.C. Walser of Denison.

Danny is survived by his wife, Mary Minatrea of Howe; son, J.D. and wife Micheale Minatrea of Cameron; and two grandchildren, J.W. and Emily Minatrea; one sister, Virginia Walser of Denison; and stepson, Billy Wardlow of Austin.

Mon
08
Jan

Ladislav "Ladis" George Mayer

Ladislav “Ladis” George Mayer, 80, of Rogers died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at his home. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Memorial services and private interment will be at a later date.

Mr. Mayer was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Cameron to Vince and Agnes (Pavelek) Mayer.  He served in the U. S. Navy.  After receiving his discharge, he married Geraldine “Gerry” Schneider and settled in Temple.  He worked as manager for Safeway Grocery for many years, owned a grocery store in Rogers, and had also driven a school bus for Rogers ISD for many years. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Anton Mayer. 

Wed
03
Jan

Doris A. Campbell

Doris A. Campbell, 93, of Marlin passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Marlin.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home with graveside services on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at the Pleasant Retreat Cemetery in Thorndale, with Pastor Ray Prince officiating. 

She was born Aug. 12, 1924, to Homer Grubbs and Lovie Lee (Locklin) Grubbs in Milam County and was a former resident of Thorndale. Mrs. Campbell and her husband Pete Campbell were married on March 26, 1954. She was a bookkeeper for Cotton Oil Mill for over 30 years

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Campbell, on Feb. 11, 1998; her parents; and her brothers, Bert Shavers, Henry Shavers and Louie Shavers.

Wed
03
Jan

Betty (Holtkamp) Bartlett

Betty (Holtkamp) Bartlett, 77, of Cameron passed away on Dec. 16, 2017, in Washington state with her daughter by her side after a year-long battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron with Rev. Fred Hill officiating.

Betty was born June 23, 1940, on the family farm in Oenaville to Adolf and Hertha (Mesecke) Holtkamp. In April 1974, she was united in marriage to Army Veteran Joe Bartlett of Rockdale. They shared one daughter, Lisa (Bartlett) Klekar of Richland, Wash. She worked many years at local insurance agencies in Cameron and Rockdale. In her and Joe’s retirement years, they owned and operated Skeezix’s bar in Cameron where her fun and witty personality shined.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Klekar; sister, Patsy Tepe of Rosebud-Lott; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded by her husband, Joe Bartlett, in 2009. 

Fri
29
Dec

Charles Robert Uecker

Charles Robert Uecker, 84, of Cameron died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at his home.  Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Oak Hill Pavilion.

Mr. Uecker, a retired civil service worker, was born May 8, 1933, in San Antonio.  He served in U.S. Army. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Edith in January of this year. 

He is survived by: sons, Charles R. Uecker Jr. of Spring and Rollin Hutton of Marlin; three grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

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

 

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