Obituaries

Tue
12
Jul

Dorothy Jean Gommert Price

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Gommert Price, 79 of Ferriday, La. was held at Ridgecrest Baptist Church on Sunday, July 3, with Bro. Dennis Baker officiating. Interment followed at Highland Park Cemetery, Sicily Island, La., under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Dorothy Jean Price was born on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1936 in Temple, Bell County, Texas, to Charlie Herman Gommert and Ida Edna Hagemeister Gommert. She departed her earthly home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s to go to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Riverland Medical Center. 

Tue
12
Jul

Lillie Mae Johnson

Lillie Mae Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Johnson, 98, of Rockdale were held Monday, July 11, at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of the Green-Patterson Funeral Home.

Rodney Kruse officiated. Burial followed in the Milano Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson passed away July 8, 2016 at a Temple hospital, just 11 days short of her 99th birthday.

Mrs. Johnson was born July 19, 1917, in Milano to Jackson and Nora (Price) Hairston. She spent her entire life in the Milam county area. 

She was married to Lewis H. Johnson, who preceded her in death February 21, 1978. Also preceding her in death was her son, Gerald Glenn Johnson, several brothers and a sister.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughter, Kathey Keller of Detroit, MI and one brother Aubrey Hairston of Belton. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. 

Tue
12
Jul

Billy B. Scott

Billy B. Scott, 82, of Splendora, went to be with his Lord Monday, July 4, 2016. 

He was born Tuesday, May 22, 1934 to David and Eunice Scott in Winters, Texas. 

Billy is preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Franklin Scott; sisters, Cecil Fay Williams and Matley Ann Scott.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jann Scott fo Splendora; Sons, Billy Andrew Scott, Jeffrey Waye Scott and wife Karen; daughters, Janie Renee Scott, Eunice Ann Waddell and husband Wayne; grandchildren, Jason, Tina, Jeffery, Gina, Misty, Christina, Gina, Brittany and Tiffany; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dicky Scott and wife, Nancy, Bobby K. Scott of Cameron; and a host of other family members and friends. 

Billy was a retired painter having served The Michael DeBakey Veterans Hospital for more than 33 years. 

Funeral service was held Saturday, July 9, at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment followed at Squire Cemetery, in Cleveland.

Mon
11
Jul

Odessa Kennon Geary

Odessa Kennon Geary

Odessa Kennon Geary, age 82 of Manchester, Tenn., passed away on April 8 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester.

Born in Cameron, Odessa was a member of the C-141 Flight Test Evaluation Detachment in her early employment years; a retired Registered Nurse (RN) receiving her nursing degree in 1976 from The University of Texas at Austin, began her nursing career at a Minneapolis Medical Center, specializing in oncology treatment and care; later, practiced private care for several years thereafter and retired in Vermont in 1980.

After retirement, she raised Morgan horses and managed her garden and church activities. In 2001, Odessa settled in Central Tennessee with her husband John to be near her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Odessa was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manchester.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Kennon and Fannie Bell Kerns Kennon.

Sun
10
Jul

Dora Emma (Duncum) Turner

Dora Emma (Duncum) Turner

Aug. 20, 1922 – July 8 , 2016    

1942.  WW II.  A single, 20 year-old young lady from Cameron, Texas, daughter of Orba O. and Nuell Sanders Duncum, boarded a train alone, for Washington, D.C.  She was answering the call for clerical staff at the “War Department.” Indeed, an independent and most patriotic young woman. 

Later, back home in Texas and settled into married life and motherhood, she worked for the Texas National Guard, Camp Mabry in Austin for 31 years. 

Wed
06
Jul

Lee Roy Pratt

Services for Lee Roy Pratt, 76, of Cameron will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Marlow Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in the Marlow Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Lee Roy passed away on Tuesday, July 5, at home with loved ones after a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 5, 1939 in Marlow to Ora Aline and Ernest Edwin Pratt. 

He married Joan Williams on May 3, 1958 in Rockdale. 

He was a brick mason by trade and retired from Alcoa in 2002 after 25 years of service. 

He was a member of Marlow Baptist Church in Marlow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora and Ernest Pratt; sister Margie McClaren and brother Stanley Pratt; great grandson Isaac Lee Harwell; wife’s parents Roy and Ethel Williams; and wife’s brother Roy Williams.

Wed
06
Jul

Bonnie Louise Robinson

Bonnie Louise Robinson

Memorial Services for Bonnie Louise Robinson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at San Gabriel Baptist Church.

She passed from this life on July 5, 2016 at Serenity Senior Living in Pflugerville, where she had resided for the past year.

Bonnie was born on Sept. 12, 1933 to Jack and Ola Bell Crump in the Pleasant Hill community. She was a graduate of Rockdale High School and was married to Jimmie Holley Robinson on March 28, 1952. Her profession was of the highest calling, that of devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the San Gabriel Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Robinson and her sisters Betty Jean Shrhak and Margie Nell Brinkley.

Fri
01
Jul

Louis Valentine Labay, Jr.

Louis Valentine Labay, Jr.

Louis Valentine Labay, Jr., 79, of Milano died Wednesday, June 29, at his home. 

Funeral services will begin with a rosary at 9:30 am Saturday, July 2, at St. Mary’s Church in Nada and a mass immediately following the rosary. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with an additional rosary being recited at 7 p.m.

Louis was born Feb. 14, 1937, in Wharton County to Louis and Amalia Labay. 

Louis Graduated from Garwood high school in 1955. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army was was stationed at Fort Hood and over seas during peace time. Louis soon married his wife of 56 years, Lucille Schoellmann. 

They then moved to Houston and began his landscaping career which evolved into home construction. In 1985 Louis and Lucille moved to Milam County to pursue another one of his dreams of ranching and farming. 

Fri
01
Jul

Gail Davidson

Funeral services for Gail Davidson, 77, of Gause will be held Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Rev. Billy Crow will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pin Oak Cemetery near Gause.

Mr. Davidson passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in a Bryan hospital after an illness. 

Mr. Davidson was born Nov. 16,1938, in Hanover, to William J. and Bertha Hughes Davidson. He graduated from Milano High School in 1957, going on to graduate from Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos in 1961. He coached six-man football in Milano, taking the team to two state championships. He was currently the owner and operator of D & G Used Cars in Gause.

Wed
29
Jun

Dell Kirk Bollinger

Dell Kirk Bollinger

COLLEYVILLE – Dell Kirk Bollinger passed from this life into eternity at 9:55 a.m., June 28, 2016, surrounded by family. 

Dell was born in Cameron, Texas on Dec. 10, 1926 passing this life at 89 years old. 

Services: Funeral Service at Life Church, 7850 Davis Blvd. North Richland Hills, Texas 76182, at 10 a.m. Friday July 1. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Dell answered enthusiastically to “Grandma Dell” from her nine grandchildren and her eight great grandchildren, she also happily answered to “Mrs. B” to an incredible number of friends, co-workers, and extended family. 

Dell lived a life committed to Christ, her four children, their spouses, and all of their children, never missing an opportunity to talk about how God had blessed us and that He had a plan for their life.

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