Obituaries

Tue
15
Mar

Altie “Bonnie” Burnett

Altie “Bonnie” Burnett, 79, of Cameron died Friday, March 11, at her home.
Funeral services were held March 15 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Donald Valenta officiating.
Burial followed in the Marlow Cemetery.
Mrs. Burnett, a retired teacher’s aide, was born Feb. 27, 1937 in Cameron to Grady Patrick and Virgie Amelia (McFarland) Gill.
She married Henry Lee Burnett. She taught students with dyslexia for many years. She was preceded in death by a brother, Grady Thomas Gill.
She is survived by her husband Henry Burnett of Cameron; son Mark Burnett of Cameron; brother David Gill and wife Carol of Milano; sister Pat Gilbert of Cameron; two grandchildren, Heather Burnett and Shane Burnett; and one great grandchild Emily Yvonne Burnett.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron was in charge of arrangements.

Tue
15
Mar

Agnes Marie Bruedigan

Agnes Marie Bruedigan, 79, of Cameron died Saturday, March 12, in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services will 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with David Trayler officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bruedigan was born June 25, 1936, in Cameron to Jimmy and Gussie (Baker) Mathis. She married Leslie Bruedigan and he preceded her in death in 1999.
Mrs. Bruedigan had worked for many years as a seamstress and later a waitress. She had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
Two brothers, Robert Lee Mathis and Alfred Mathis and one sister, Evelyn Mueck preceded her in death.

Tue
15
Mar

Rosena Cecelia Richter Abel

Rosena Cecelia Richter Abel

Rosena Cecelia Richter Abel, born Nov. 22, 1919, died peacefully at her home in Cameron on March 9.
Devoted wife, mother and child, Mrs. Abel is predeceased by her husband, Flores Adolph Abel 1917-1970 of Buckholts, son of Louis Abel and Hatti Pick Abel.
She was also preceded in death by her father Raymond Richter 1873-1931, mother Annie Kuchnik Richter 1877-1942, siblings Pauline Rosena Winkler 1902-1991, Adolph Richter 1904-1999, Annie Magdaline Walzel 1905-1995, Marie Boedeker 1908-1983, Raymond Richter, Jr. 1912-2000, Johnny Alfred Richter 1914-2009, and Henry Robert Richter 1917-1986.
Mrs. Abel is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Abel Wedeikes and spouse Kenneth, Mrs. Linda Abel Gilmore, Mrs. Kathleen Abel Stringer and spouse Brian; one grandson, Richard Kenneth Wedeikes; three step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren.

Sun
13
Mar

Carole Jeanne Slavik

Carole Jeanne Slavik

Funeral mass for Mrs. Carole Jeanne Slavik, 71, of Burleson was held Saturday, March 12, at St Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Marak, TX, with Fr. George Thirumangalam officiating.
Mrs. Slavik died Wednesday, March 9, in a Ft. Worth hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Slavik was born Dec. 12, 1944 in Harlingen to Dr. (Col.) George Earl and Wilma Allen. While growing up, she lived in El Paso, Germany and San Antonio. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. She received an associate degree from Tarrant County Junior College. She married William (Bill) Slavik on June 17, 1971 and moved to Burleson. Mrs. Slavik was an administrative assistant for General Dynamics and Bell Helicopter and later partner/office manager at the architectural firm of William B. Slavik.

Tue
23
Feb

Graham McLerran

Graham McLerran, 96, of Cameron died Sunday, Feb. 21, in a Cameron nursing center.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with O. E. Davidson and Eugene VanNoord officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. McLerran, a retired farmer, was born July 27, 1919 in Cameron to John and Lela (Isham) McLerran. He married Nina Turner March 2, 1944.
He was a U. S. Army Air Corps Veteran and a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by two daughter-in-laws, Pam and Elaine.
He is survived by his wife Nina McLerran of Cameron; sons Russell McLerran and wife Betty, Wayne McLerran, John McLerran and wife Glenda of Cameron, Mike McLerran and wife Jeannie and James McLerran, all of Cameron; 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren

Tue
23
Feb

Carolyn Ann Busby

Carolyn Ann Busby

Carolyn Ann Busby, 65, of Cameron, passed away Saturday Feb. 20, at a Temple nursing facility.
Funeral services for Mrs. Busby will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of the Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron with Andy Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow at the North Belton Cemetery in Belton.
Mrs. Busby was born Jan. 19, 1951, in Belton to Frank William and Winnie D. Bleeker Alexander.
She is a 1971 graduate of C. H. Yoe High School. She was a retired nurse in the Home Health Care profession. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include one brother Curtis William Alexander of Cameron, three sisters, Dorothy Lee Manis of Morristown, Tenn.; Shirley Corona of Cameron and B. J. Benner of Bartlett. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Addie Mae Alexander.

Mon
22
Feb

Kalyn Rae Brymer

Kalyn Rae Brymer

Funeral services for Kalyn Rae Brymer, 24 of Thorndale are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale with Pastor Aaron Kalbas Officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.
Kalyn was born March 13, 1991 in Austin to James C. and Kelly (Lozenski) Brymer.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was a graduate of St. Paul School and a 2010 graduate of Thorndale High School.
In 2014 Kalyn received her Master’s degree in animal reproduction from Tarleton State University.
Kalyn had the opportunity to study abroad in Africa, and was able to present her work in water conservation and purification at the world conference in the Netherlands in 2015.

Mon
22
Feb

Kristi Kopriva

Kristi Kopriva, 68, of Cameron died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in a Cameron nursing facility.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 22, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. George Thirumangalam officiating. Burial followed in the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery in Marak.
Mrs. Kopriva, a homemaker, was born June 21, 1947 in Temple to James Truitt and Alice (Young) Werner. She married Joe John Kopriva, Jr. on October 23, 1965 and he preceded her in death in 2011. She was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter Alicia Smith and husband Horace of Cameron; two grandchildren Chelsea and Levi; and special friend Carolyn Eichinger.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
15
Feb

Harlan Hilliard

Harlan Hilliard

Funeral services for Mr. Harlan Hilliard, 95, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at the Friendship First United Methodist Church, in the Friendship community, with Rev. Richard Cromwell officiating.
Military graveside services will be held at the Friendship Cemetery following the funeral service.
Mr. Hilliard passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, at his home.
Mr. Hilliard was born August 11, 1920 in Lingleville, Texas, to Clifford and Addie Hartsel Hilliard.
He was a retired civil engineer with Exxon Pipeline Company. A long-time resident of the Friendship community, he married Lucille McQuary Hilliard, who preceded him in death in 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters and one grandson.
Mr. Hilliard served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church.

Mon
15
Feb

John Paul Eichinger

John Paul Eichinger, 84, of Bremond, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in a Temple hospital.
Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pebble Grove Cemetery near Maysfield. Visitation will be Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
Mr. Eichinger, a retired farmer, was born Nov. 27, 1931 in Houston to Frank and Olive (Sanders) Eichinger.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish and coon hunt and spent most of his time on the river. He loved his family especially his nieces and nephews, who he loved as if they were his own children.
He is survived by brothers Edward Eichinger and Thomas Eichinger, both of Rockdale, Jim Eichinger and Leland Eichinger, both of Cameron and Doug Eichinger of Bremond; sisters Bertha Carter of Georgetown, Mary Shipwash of Austin, Lois Carroll of Tahlequah, Okla., Lana Coker of Comanche and Betty Sue Chatham of Cedar Park.

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