Obituaries

Tue
03
Oct

Royce Dean Hirt

Royce Dean Hirt, 80, of Rockdale, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Bryan. 

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Chaplain Gary Roe officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.5, 2017, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home.

Royce was born May 21, 1937, in the Gay Hill Community to Emil Ernest and Elsie (Hazel) Hirt.  He married Artie Ashley on Feb. 7, 1997, in Rockdale. Royce worked at Rodenbeck Auto Supply in Thorndale for 25 years and for Commercial Contractors at Alcoa for over 17 years. He enjoyed roping, watching his great granddaughter rodeo, but most of all, he loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Emil Ernest and Elsie Hirt; and sisters, Helen Griffith, Nova Lee Betchan and Lavon Ewing.

Tue
03
Oct

Dorothy May Wallace

Dorothy May Wallace, 84, of Georgetown, fell asleep in death in her home on Sept. 29, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633.

Dorothy was born to parents Robert E. and Ethel Martha Daniell on the spring day of Sunday, April 9, 1933, in Florence. She married Walter Wallace, and shared many wonderful years together until his passing on Oct. 25, 1986.

Dorothy was a known homemaker, and was a devout Jehovah’s Witness.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Larry Nunn of Georgetown; daughter, Linda Reichert of Salado; son, Roger Nunn of Belton; daughter, Sandy Terry of Cameron; as well as 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Brian Mitchel Nunn.



Tue
03
Oct

Courtney LaTrell Williams

Courtney LaTrell Williams, 32, of Cameron died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Cameron. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev. Leslie Dunn officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cameron Rest Cemetery. 

Courtney LaTrell Williams was born in Temple, on April 16, 1985, to Onie Williams and Ernest Kemp. He joined the Body of Christ at an early age and was a member of True Love Baptist Church where he was baptized by Rev. Samuel L. Buhl. At a later date he joined Cameron Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Earnest Taylor. He attended C. H. Yoe High School in Cameron and and graduated in 2003. After graduation, he worked for Durcon in Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Val and Pie Williams; a niece and a nephew. 

Mon
02
Oct

Ora Lee Hardwick

Ora Lee Hardwick, 83, of Cameron died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Wayne Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in Marlow Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hardwick, homemaker, was born Oct. 1, 1934, in the South Elm Community of Milam County to Jim and Frances (Chevalier) Matthews.  She married Terry Hardwick on May 13, 1951.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Manuel Matthews and Aud Matthews and by two sisters, Imogene Matthews and Ora Bell Prater. 

Wed
27
Sep

Elizabeth Rene Griffet

Elizabeth Rene Griffet, 50, of Temple, passed away Sept. 22, 2017, in Temple. 

She was born on June 29, 1967, in Waco.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at St. Monica Catholic Church, Cameron. Burial will follow at St. Monica Catholic Cemetery.

Mon
25
Sep

Melvena Garrett

Melvena Garrett, 80, of Cameron died Saturday, Sept. 23, at her home. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Carl Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Garrett, a homemaker, was born on Jan. 11, 1937, in Cameron. She married Reginald Garrett on June 1, 1956, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2016.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Thelma Grace (McFarland) Goodwin. 

She is survived by: son, Reginald Garrett Jr. of Hewitt; daughter, Lauren Harrison of Amarillo; brother, Grady Leroy Goodwin of Houston; seven grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
18
Sep

Emma Nell Koenig

Emma Nell Koenig, 76, of Cameron died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at her home.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 17, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Chaplain Terry Kennedy officiating.  Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held Saturday at the funeral home.

Ms. Koenig, a homemaker, was born March 1, 1941, in Cameron to Willie Joseph and Mary Frances (Eichinger) Koenig. 

She is survived by: sons, Tommy Lynn Walshak of Kauai, Hawaii, Daryl McWorter of Dayton, Keith Jess Lanning of Livingston, Joseph Forrest Lanning of Magnolia, Keaton Nathan Lanning of Minerva, and Larry Wayne Tolbert of Alexandria, La.; daughter, Cindy Ann Woodburn of Somerville; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

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

Fri
15
Sep

Thomas Jose Cruz

Thomas Jose Cruz, 29, of Buckholts, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at his residence. A memorial for Mr. Cruz will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Cruz was born Sept. 19, 1987, to Robert Cruz and Roxane Lankford in Houston. He worked as a mechanic in the automotive industry. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include: his parents, Robert Cruz of Dallas and Roxane Cantrell of Buckholts; sons, Noah Cruz, Devin Walker, Julian Cruz, Jaydin Cruz and Dakota Cruz, all of Buckholts; daughters, Leahna Cruz and Selena Cruz, both of Buckholts; sisters, Carmela Cruz of College Station and Christina Summers of San Antonio.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.green-pattersonfuneralhome.com

Mon
11
Sep

Gary Wayne Leatherwood

Gary Wayne Leatherwood, 66, of Cameron died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Bill Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Milano City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Gary was born Feb. 27, 1951, in Texas City to Dawson Franklin and Beatrice Bernice (Sims) Leatherwood. He had worked as manager for the O’Reilly Auto Parts for many years.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Ann Hair and Linda Sue Chumchai.

He is survived by: sister, Sharon Rubac of Cameron; five nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Thu
07
Sep

Johnnie Klecka

Johnnie Klecka, 77, of Buckholts, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cyclone with Fr. George Thirumangalam officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with a Rosary being recited at 6 pm.

Mr. Klecka, owner and operator of Rogers Texaco and Used Cars, was born Dec. 2, 1939, in Cameron to Anton J. and Annie Francis (Mikeska) Klecka. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He married Theresa Wise on Feb. 3, 1973, and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. 

He is survived by: his wife, Theresa Klecka of Buckholts; son, Johnnie Alvin (Jay) Beathard and wife Danice of Milano; daughter, Kristin Nash and husband Jason of Academy; brother, Anton (Tony) Klecka and wife Carolyn of Cameron; and six grandchildren.

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