Obituaries

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Ricky Blanchard

Ricky Blanchard

Jan. 7, 1959 – June 11, 2016

Ricky Blanchard, age 57, of Cameron passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016. 

Funeral services will be noon, Wednesday, June 15, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville. Burial will follow at Greenbriar Cemetery. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service.

Ricky was born on Jan. 7, 1959 in Gatesville, Texas to Bobby and Peggy Burt Blanchard. He retired from Coca Cola after working for 16 years. He loved all Texas sports teams, his cats, and his dog, Chila.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Blanchard.

Mon
13
Jun

Kathy Lynn Cunningham Tepe

Kathy Lynn Cunningham Tepe, 61, of Rosebud, died Wednesday June 8, 2016 at her home. 

Funeral services were Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Rosebud. Burial followed in the Woodland Cemetery in Rosebud. 

Mrs. Tepe was born June 24, 1954 in Rosebud to Marvin Elton and Vera (Long) Cunningham. She married Robert Tepe on April 15, 1994. She had worked as the business administrator for the Heritage House Nursing Home in Rosebud for many years. Mrs. Tepe was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rosebud. 

Wed
08
Jun

Clarence Charles “Chuck” Schwartz

Clarence Charles “Chuck” Schwartz, 90, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016. He was born north of Thorndale, TX on August 8, 1925 to Carl Christian Schwarz and Blanche Mathilda (Kattner) Schwarz. He married Vera Mae Byrd.

Chuck served as a pilot in the United States Air Force and retired as a Major. He also worked as an engineer with Dow Chemical and taught at Taylor I.S.D. He was a member of the Air Force Association, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Dow Chemical Retirement and First United Methodist Church. Chuck was a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Texas, New Jersey, Illinois and Louisiana.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Edna Marie Anna Lannen and Delphine Paine, and son, Vernon Charles Schwartz.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Mae (Byrd) Schwartz, daughter, Sarah Faye Schwartz, son, Steven Dykes Schwartz, and grandchildren, Cody Greer, Vance Greer, Shannon Greer and Stephanie Schwartz.

Wed
08
Jun

Claude Lane Gann

Claude Lane Gann

Claude L. Gann, age 90 of Austin, was surrounded by his family as he went home to the Lord on June 5, 2016 after a brief illness. 

He was born on Sept. 16, 1925 to David Charles Gann and Lela Viola Cosby Gann. He grew up and attended school in Buckholts. He served in the Army during the Korean War and shortly after his return he married the love of his life, Joyce Louise Riola on June 13, 1953. 

He was a career meat-cutter and worked at several grocery stores in the Central Texas area. After retiring he spent his time at his farm raising cattle and gardening.

Wed
08
Jun

Brandi Lianne Glaser

Brandi Lianne Glaser

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, our dearest Brandi left us peacefully in her sleep. In her abbreviated time with us, she touched so many of us with her wonderful spirit, smile and love. 

Brandi was born April 8, 1975 in Temple and grew up in Buckholts. She graduated from C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron, and moved to San Marcos after graduation. More recently, she lived in the Dallas metroplex area and worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. 

Over the years, her love and passion for dogs remained constant. There were so many that touched her heart; too many to count including Chloe, Freckles, Rocky, Bunny, Millie, Dolly, Woodson, Kilo, Mateo and most of all, her beloved Bear. Brandi treated everyone’s dog as if it were her own. 

Thu
26
May

June Rose Lester

Funeral services for Mrs. June Rose Lester, 86, of Cameron, will be held Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Drew Weber officiating. 

Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 30, at 4 p.m. in the Fall Creek Cemetery near Tonganoxie, KS. 

Mrs. Lester passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her residence. 

Mrs. Lester was born June 1, 1929 in Lawrence, KS, to Joseph Robert and Mary Elvia (Benne) Cleavinger.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Franklin Hulse Sr. and J. L. Lester, Jr. 

She had been a farmer/rancher since 1975, winning many ribbons for her hay. Prior to being in the agricultural business, she was the x-ray technician at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cameron.

Mon
23
May

Randy Gene Watkins

Randy Gene Watkins

Randy Gene Watkins, 68, passed away at his home in Rogers, on Friday, May 20, 2016. Graveside services will be held Monday, May 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Corinth Cemetery near Buckholts.

Mr. Watkins was born Oct. 6, 1947 in Shreveport, LA to Frank Houston and Maureen (Davis) Watkins.  He was an I.T. director in the computer industry. He served his country in the United States Navy, being stationed at Pearl Harbor during the Vietnam era.

Fri
13
May

Jolie Marlene Buchanan

Jolie Marlene Buchanan

Jolie Marlene Buchanan, 64, of Cameron, passed away Monday, May 9, at her home. 

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Thorndale, with Rev. Billy Crow officiating. 

Mrs. Buchanan was born Jan. 6, 1952, in Brewster, WA to Robert Berlin and Nora (Campbell) Westberry. She was a long time resident of the Rogers-Cameron area. She attended a Non-Denominational Church. 

Survivors include her stepson, Eddie Buchanan of North Carolina; daughter, Shawnna Ward of Temple; brother, Robert Westberry of Buckholts; sisters, Nora Morgan of Rogers, Evelyn Taylor of North Zulch, Charlene Fisher of Republic, WA, Dorene Holmes of Covington, GA, Francine Tucker of Elgin, Tammy Greensage of Republic, WA and Carolyn Westberry of Georgia; and grandchildren, Dustin Hamilton, Jody Chance, Shawn Ward, Caleb Ward, Christian Buchanan, Lauran Villarreal and Nicholas Villarreal.

Tue
10
May

William Joseph “Bill” Stoklas, Jr.

William Joseph “Bill” Stoklas, Jr., 74, of Tombstone, Ariz. and formerly of Temple and Cameron, died Thursday, May 5.

Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at St. Monica’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Bill was born Aug. 21, 1941 in Cameron to William Joseph and Stephanie Rosa Lee (Langer) Stoklas. He married Susan Dent and she preceded him in death. He retired from Sam’s in Temple.

He is survived by several cousins.

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

Tue
10
May

Betty Joe Dohnalik

Betty Joe Dohnalik, 68, of Cameron and formerly of Houston, died Thursday at her residence.

Funeral services held Tuesday at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak. Burial followed in the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery. Rosary was recited Monday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dohnalik was born June 20, 1947 in Houston to Rubin and Frances (Stark) Wavra. She married Louis Joseph Dohnalik and he preceded her in death in 2010. She had worked for Century Papers for many years as a secretary then in administration. She was also preceded in death by a grandson Johnathan Hubnik. 

She is survived by a son, Thomas Dohnalik of Cameron; daughters Michelle Hubnik and husband Henry of Cameron and Rebecca Dohnalik of Houston; brother, Rubin J. Wavra of Houston; sister, Frances Annie Sheeley of Mississippi; and two grandchildren Amanda and Henry Hubnik III

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

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