Obituaries

Fri
03
Aug

Todd Franklin Hatcher

Todd Franklin Hatcher, age 42, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

He was born Dec. 3, 1975, in Austin. He attended both Thorndale and Thrall High School, graduating from Thrall in 1995. He worked for Securtas/Tokyo Electronics for over 20 years.

Todd was one of the kindest souls you would ever meet. He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures like spending time with friends and family, playing the many sports he enjoyed such as tennis, baseball, volleyball, darts, table tennis, and basketball; as well as caring for the many animals that he loved.

Todd is preceded in death by his father, Wallace R. Hatcher (Rusty) and his grandmother Dora Johnson Vajdos. Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Doris Hatcher; sister, Tina (Allen) Murray; brother, Alden (Alexa) Elliott; nieces, Jessica and Kay and nephew Trey; and his grandfather, James (Joanne) Cutshall.

Mon
30
Jul

Guadalupe “Lupe” Trevino

Mrs. Guadalupe “Lupe” Trevino, 83, of Cameron, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, in a Cameron nursing facility. 

Graveside services for Mrs. Trevino were held Friday, July 27, at 9 a.m. in Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron, with Frank Borgas officiating.

Mrs. Trevino was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Rockdale to Matildo and Juanita Herrera Borgas. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her sons, Castulo Trevino III of Cameron, and Guadalupe Trevino and Theodore Trevino, both of Houston. Also surviving are grandchildren Joel Noyola III, Steven Noyola and Stefanie Noyola, all of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Castulo Trevino Jr., in May of this year; and a daughter, Mary Helen Trevino in 2010.

Thu
26
Jul

David Greene

David Greene, 65, of Cameron, died July 20, 2018, after a short illness in Portland, Ore. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, at the Assembly Hall of the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Private family burial will be at Walkers Creek Cemetery near Cameron.

Sheriff Greene was born Oct. 31, 1952, in Sherman, Texas, to Oscar Earl and Marguerite Rebecca (Hughes) Greene. Sheriff Greene served as a Game Warden for close to 30 years.  He then became a Milam County Constable for two years before running for Milam County Sheriff.  He was in his third term as Milam County Sheriff at the time of his death. He married Janell Rene Morin on Oct. 12, 1996, and was a member of the Texas Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Greene was instrumental in starting the Milam County Sheriff’s office “Brown Santa” program. 

His son, David Greene Jr., preceded him in death. 

Tue
24
Jul

Jacob Darren Biar

Jacob Darren Biar was born on July 22, 1997, and went to his Heavenly Home on July 21, 2018. 

Jacob was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Zieschang. 

He is survived by his parents, Darren and Shannon Biar; his triplet siblings, Ethan and Michaela; sister, McKenna; grandparents, Evelyn Zieschang and Billy and Lou Biar; loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jacob was a multi-talented, incredible individual who loved music and working with his hands.  He was wise beyond his years, strong, but loving, and always helped anyone who needed it.  He had a strong sense of family, knew who he was and what he liked.  If someone asked him to do something, he not only did it with a smile on his face, he exceeded their expectations when the project was complete. 

Mon
23
Jul

Paul Eugene Matocha

Paul Eugene Matocha, 95, of Sugar Land, and formerly of Cameron, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Sugar Land. 

Funeral services were held July 21 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial followed in the St. Monica’s Cemetery.  Visitation was held on Friday, July 20, with a rosary being recited at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Paul was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Cameron to Boles Peter and Angeline (Krenek) Matocha. He lived in Cameron most of his life, moved to Austin and on to San Antonio. After his graduation from high school in San Antonio, he went to the National Guard and into the Army. He served 26 months in Italy and other European war zones. He was a member of the American Legion.

Mon
23
Jul

Lorraine McGregor

Lorraine McGregor, 96, of Cameron died Sunday, July 22, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab facility. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. McGregor, a homemaker, was born July 4, 1922, in Hare to Norman Eugene and Louise Pearl (Meyer) Roskey.  She married Charles Talmadge “Mac” McGregor on Feb. 24, 1940, and he preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Ray McGregor.

She was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church. 

She is survived by: son, Charlie McGregor of Rockdale; sisters, Betty Sodek of Temple and Hazel Thompson of Houston; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Mon
23
Jul

Ronald McWilliams

Ronald McWilliams, 72, of Cameron passed away Friday, July 20, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Chaplain Bruce Mercer officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Mr. McWilliams was born Nov. 19, 1945, in Cameron to Logan V. and Lillie  (Biskup) McWilliams.  He married Cynthia Ruth Daniels on March 31, 1979. He served as a radar man in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict and had worked as a Manufacturing supervisor for Westinghouse for many years. Mr. McWilliams enjoyed saltwater fishing and was a member of the Coastal Conservation Association. He was a beekeeper with his father for many years and a rancher for over 10 years.

His real passion was being a Master Gardener for the Little River Basin. He also created a certified Wild Life Habit with the National Wildlife Federation in his backyard in Cameron.

Tue
17
Jul

Colleen Riley

Colleen Riley, 57, of Cameron, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, in a Temple hospital.  Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Billy Crouch officiating.

Colleen, a homemaker, was born Oct. 3, 1960, in Cameron to Calvin and Pearl Lee Josephine (Vybiral) Allison.

She is survived by: sons, Robert Ulicnik of Buckholts and Kevin Ulicnik of Rockdale; daughter, Misty Edwards of Port Lavaca; father, Calvin Allison of Burnett; sister, Cindy Baker of Burnett; and five grandchildren.

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

Tue
17
Jul

Billy Wayne Grimm

Services for Billy Wayne Grimm, 67, of Thorndale will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale with Rev. Aaron Kalbas officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery in Thorndale. The family will received visitors Monday, July 16, 2018, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale

Mon
16
Jul

Virginia (Ginger) Bruce Couch Sanders

Virginia (Ginger) Bruce Couch Sanders, 77 of Temple, died Friday, July 13, 2018, at a Temple nursing and rehab center.

Viewing will be Friday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Billy Ray Crow officiating.  Burial will be in South Elm Cemetery at a later date. 

Mrs. Sanders, a retired receptionist for Johnson Brothers Ford, was born April 26, 1941, in Rogers, Texas, to Gordon Bruce and Vivian (Sammon) Rae. 

She is survived by: son, Gary Couch of Temple; five grandchildren, Latrisha, Crystal, Gary Jr., Shane and Jason; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

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