Obituaries

Wed
10
Feb

Doris E. Gamble

Doris E. Gamble, 83, of Cameron, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at a Cameron nursing facility.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Sharp Cemetery.
Miss Gamble was born May 10, 1932 in Milam County to George and Vada Gordon (Harris) Gamble.
She had worked as a legal secretary for the law offices of Ellot, Camp, Magre and Glaser for many years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cameron.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Tue
09
Feb

Darrell “Glenn” Fisher

Darrell “Glenn” Fisher

Darrell “Glenn” Fisher, 62, died February 2, 2016 at his home in Houston,.
He was born June 20, 1953 in Houston to the late Harold Blaine Fisher, Sr. (RPLS 558) and Opal Belle Blackmon Fisher.
He was a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Texas (RPLS 4146), and a proud employee of Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. He was also an ordained deacon, and passionately volunteered as a Little League coach and umpire. Above all else, he loved his children and grandson and was a wonderful, supportive, and inspiring father and “PeePaw” to all of them.

Fri
05
Feb

Robert Lewis Holder

Robert Lewis Holder, 94, of Buckholts, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, at his home. Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Friendship Cemetery Pavilion near Davilla.
Mr. Holder was born Dec. 29, 1921 in Milam County to P. E. and Minnie (Shepherd) Holder.
He married Dorothy Hill and she preceded him in death. 
Mr. Holder was a farmer and had worked at the Buckholts Tire Store for many years and was a self-employed lawn service man. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII.
He had served as the president of the Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Holder was also preceded in death by two sons, Larry Joe Holder and Harry Lee Holder. 
He is survived by four nieces, four nephews and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Tue
02
Feb

Billie Ruth Shelander

Funeral services for Billie Ruth Shelander, 81, of the Mt. Zion Community were held Jan. 30 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Officiating were Conley Shelander and Luther Shelander.
Billie was born into a large family on Jan. 3, 1935 in Robertson County, to Luther and Bertha Alberta (Childress) Denman.
She was a lifelong resident of Milam County and was a 1953 graduate of Milano High School.
On May 24, 1953, she and Wallace Conley Shelander were married in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. They made their home in the Mt. Zion Community. She was a homemaker, member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a lifelong children’s Sunday School teacher.

Mon
01
Feb

Joann W. Kubecka

Joann W. Kubecka

Joann W. Kubecka, 84, of Temple and formerly of Cameron died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at her home.
Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Steve Saucer officiating. Burial followed in the St. Monica’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was recited Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
Mrs. Kubecka was born July 13, 1931 in Houston to John Wesley and Lillian (Bergen) Kelchner. She retired from working at the Milam County Tax office and was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Temple.
She is survived by her husband Dennis Kubecka of Temple; sons Kenneth Kleypas and wife Karen of Houston, Wesley Kleypas and wife Debbie of Burlington, Earl Kleypas and wife Denise of Shepherd, Michael Kleypas and wife Lisa Ctvrtlck of Houston; daughters Kathryn Woods and husband Brad of Temple, Mary Kleypas and husband Greg Shattuck of Austin and Martha Kleypas of Austin; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Mon
01
Feb

Elizabeth Ann (Vrana) Richards

Elizabeth Ann (Vrana) Richards

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann (Vrana) Richards, 39, of Rockwall, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, in a Richardson hospital after an illness.
Funeral services will be held  at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Minerva, with Rev. David Reaves officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mrs. Richards was born March 4, 1976 to Louis Jr. and Edna Allison Vrana in Houston. She graduated from Rockdale High School in 1994 and from Stephen F. Austin University in 1998. She taught school and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church in Minerva.
Surviving is her husband, Jason Richards of Rockwall,; her mother, Edna Thomas and husband, Perry from Royse City; two brothers, John Vrana of Bossier City, La. and Danny Vrana of Spring; one sister, Tess Tusberg and husband A. J. of Chandler; one step-sister Donna Green and husband Shawn of Rockwall, and one sister-in-law, Michelle Vrana of Bossier City, La.

Mon
01
Feb

Winona Provasek

Winona Provasek

Winona Provasek, 92, of Cameron died Sunday, January 31, 2016. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Marlow Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Kirk officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Provasek, a retired junior accountant for the city of Houston, was born Oct. 28, 1923 in Cameron to John Curtis and Velma Ellen (Pugh) Moseley.
She married George D. Ward and he preceded her in death in 1975. In 1986 she married Melvin Provasek.

Mon
01
Feb

Dr. Raymond V. Lesikar

Dr. Raymond V. Lesikar, 93, of Cedar Park and formerly of Cameron died Thursday, Jan. 28 in a Round Rock hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Oak Hill Pavilion in Cameron.
Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Dr. Lesikar was born June 29, 1922 in Milam County to Vincent and Albina (Stanislaw) Lesikar. He was a graduate of C.H. Yoe High School and then attended UT-Austin where he earned his B.B.A. degree, then an M.B.A. and ultimately his Ph.D.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. His professional career as professor, included teaching at Texas Christian University, The University of Texas, Louisiana State University, University of North Texas and as an exchange professor, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.
He married Lu Clay Allen in 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1993.

Thu
21
Jan

Virginia Yglecias

Virginia Yglecias, 75, of Cameron died Thursday, Jan. 21 in Temple.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Entombment will follow in the St. Monica’s Mausoleum.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Yglecias was born to Clemente and Felipa Garcia. She married Jesus Yglecias and he preceded her in death in 1988. She had worked as a house keeper and worked for St. Monica’s Church for more than 20 years serving in many capacities. She was a member of St. Monica’s Church and of our Lady of Guadalupe.
She is survived by daughters, Violanda Griffin and husband Charles and Linda Carrasco, both of Cameron; brother, Pete Garcia of Pleasanton; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
21
Jan

Richard Tomasek

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. for Richard Tomasek, 81, of Cameron. It will be held in the Kathryn W. Green memorial chapel of the Green-Patterson Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Crow officiating.
Mr. Tomasek passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in a Temple hospital after an illness. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery.
Mr. Tomasek was born Nov. 24, 1934 in Cameron to Frank and Christina Pavilek Tomasek. A lifelong resident of Milam County, he carried on the tradition of his family in the farming industry.
Surviving are his brother-in-law Julius Tobola Sr., one neice Judy Tabola Wenske, one nephew Julius Tobola Jr.,two great nephews, Colton Wenske and Clayton Wenske, all of Yoakum, and two great nieces, Stephanie Tobola and Alyssa Tobola, both of Hallettsville.
Visitation for the family will be at 1 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.

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