Obituaries

Fri
28
Sep

Shirley Ann Rinn

Shirley Ann Rinn, 83, of Cameron, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in a Cameron nursing facility. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Rinn, a homemaker was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Houston to Bill and Theresa Sandoski. She was raise in the Catholic Church. She loved her family dearly and loved to cook for family gatherings and was always a gracious hostess.  She took great pride in her beautiful garden and lovely home. She loved to travel. Some of her favorite places were San Francisco where she saw Phantom of the Opera and Martha’s Vinyard. Lighthouses and covered bridges were very special places to her. She married Henry Dell Rinn and he preceded her in death. 

Fri
28
Sep

Marion Hutchinson

Marion Hutchinson, 90, of Cameron died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 27, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. John Self officiating. Burial will follow in the Salado Cemetery in Salado. Visitation was held prior to service at the funeral home.

Ms. Hutchinson was born Dec. 28, 1827, in Prairiedell Texas to Clarence W. and Emma Ola (Wills) Hutchinson. She retired from Royal Seating Manufacturing in Cameron. 

She was preceded in death by eight siblings and is survived by nieces and nephews.

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

Fri
28
Sep

Otilia B. Svetlik

Otilia B. Svetlik, 95, of Buckholts died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in a Temple nursing and rehab center.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. Darrell Kostiha officiating. Burial will follow in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Svetlik was born on Feb. 16, 1923, in Maraksville community of Milam County to  Rudolph Will and Augustina (Kubecka) Kostroun. She married Elbert Svetlik on Nov. 24, 1956, and he preceded her in death. She had worked as a farmer and store clerk. She was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. 

She is survived by: son, Elbert William Svetlik of Buckholts; daughter, Eleanor Solomon of Buckholts; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Fri
28
Sep

Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez, 83, of Troy and formerly of Cameron, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at his home. 

Family visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Private family burial will be in Hernandez Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Rodriguez, a retired bartender, was born Jan. 10, 1935, in Cameron to David and Felipa (Vargas) Esquivel. He was a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Consuelo Esquivel and Isabel Rivera. 

He is survived by: brothers, Paul Rodriguez of California and Ignacio Rodriguez of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Mon
24
Sep

Irene Gonzales

Mrs. Irene Gonzales, 67, of Cameron, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, in a Temple hospital. 

Services for Mrs. Gonzales will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with Robert Solorio officiating. Burial will follow in the Hernandez Cemetery.

Mrs. Gonzales was born July 3, 1951, in Maysfield to Santos and Julia Aguillon Tena. She was married to Jesse Jesus Gonzales. He preceded her in death in 2004. Mrs. Gonzales was a volunteer at a nursing home. She was a Christian and a member of the Templo De Alabanza Church.

Survivors include: sons, Jesse Gonzales Jr., Joe Angel Gonzales Sr. and wife Teresa, all of Cameron, Roman Gonzales and wife Becky of Little River Academy, and Brian and wife Jamie Gonzales of Rogers; daughters, April Compean and husband Gabriel Sr. of Moody, Brenda Govea and husband Eddie of Temple and Wendy Gonzales of Buckholts.

Fri
21
Sep

Polly Lynn Hauk

Polly Lynn Hauk, 56, of Cameron died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at her home.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Clarkson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Polly, a community service supervisor for the Milam County Adult Probation Office, was born Jan. 25, 1962, in Cameron to Victor Walter (VW) and Anita (Ocker) Hauk. 

She is survived by: brothers, Larry Hauk of Copperas Cove and Donald Hauk of Cameron; and sister, Marilyn Hauk of California.

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

 

Mon
17
Sep

Charles Howard Helmer

Charles Howard Helmer, 87, of the Sharp Community in Milam County, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at his home. 

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Sharp Cemetery.

Mr. Helmer, a retired machinist, was born Nov. 21, 1930, in Houston to Samuel and Maudie Jane (Connally) Helmer. He married Violet Lee Schram on Sept. 3, 1948. 

He is survived by: his wife, Violet Helmer of Sharp; daughters, Silvia Rangel of Huntsville, and Sherry Valdez of Conroe; son, Charles Helmer Jr.; sister, Ruby Adamson of Fairfield; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

 

Fri
14
Sep

Ethan Angel Rangel

Ethan Angel Rangel, infant son of Barbara Marquez and Johnny Angel Salazar-Rangel, died Sept. 10, 2018, in a Harker Heights medical center. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. 

Ethan is survived by his parents of Temple; grandparents, Juan Rangel Jr. of Temple, Yvonne Quinonez of California, and Miguel Juarez of Bellville; and great-grandparents, Juanita Rangel of Buckholts, Janie Terronez of California and Jose Haro of California.

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

Mon
10
Sep

Dorothy Jean Vaculin

Dorothy Jean (Zalesky) Vaculin, 86, of Buckholts, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. Darrell Kostiha officiating. Burial will follow in the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery. Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Dorothy was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Buckholts to Joe L. and Noma (Richter) Zalesky. She attended Buckholts School graduating in 1949.

She married Cyril “Pete” Vaculin on Nov. 28, 1950. They resided on their blackland farm in the Marak Community that was purchased from family members.

She devoted her entire life as a farmer’s wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mon
10
Sep

Elroy McDaniel

Elroy McDaniel, 91, of Cameron, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Lawler Cemetery in Florence with Bro. Wayne Kirk officiating.

Mr. McDaniel was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Florence to Eldy and Sadie (Stanford) McDaniel. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He married Dorothy Housewright on Nov. 21, 1945, and she preceded him in death on May 23, 1996.  He retired from Mrs. Baird’s Bakery. 

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Glover and twin sister Elmerle Daniel; and brother, Truett McDaniel. 

He is survived by: son, Mike McDaniel and wife Nancy of Florence; daughters, Jeanie Kirk and husband Wayne of Milano, and Rebecca Gonzales of Temple; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren

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

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