Albert William (A.W.) Zajicek, Jr.

Albert William (A.W.) Zajicek, Jr., 85 of Temple and formerly of Buckholts, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gary Kleypas officiating.
Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery in Buckholts. Visitation will be held Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Zajicek was born Sept. 13, 1930 in Buckholts to Albert William and Lydia Frances (Valka) Zajicek.
He attended Baylor University and served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Lamerle Walker on Aug. 27, 1950.
Mr. Zajicek had worked as the director of finance for Scott & White Memorial Hospital for over 28 years. He had served on numerous area boards and committees including 42 years on the Buckholts School Board.
He was a faithful member of Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Zajicek and by an infant sister, Verna Mae.


Jo Ann McLane McClaren

Jo Ann McLane McClaren
Nov.6, 1931 – April 23, 2016

Jo Ann McLane McClaren, of Grand Prairie, Texas, graduated to be with the Lord she loved on April 23, 2016, at the age of 84, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. While Jo Ann’s time upon this earth has ended, she is only beginning her time in eternity in the presence of her Lord.
Jo Ann left a tremendous legacy. She blazed a trail of faith, hope and love. Her abounding energy, joy and strength were evident in all areas of her life. She was filled with compassion and her outward beauty was accompanied by her tenacious spirit and heart of gold.
She was born in 1931, in Cameron, Texas, to Robert Drayton McLane and Gladys Blaylock McLane, graduating from C.H. Yoe High School in 1948.
As a young girl, she enjoyed accompanying her father at his wholesale grocery business, McLane Company, and she later worked there upon her return from Austin College.


Lillie Zajicek

Lillie Zajicek, 98, of Copperas Cove and formerly of Buckholts, died Thursday, April 21, in a Copperas Cove assisted living facility.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gary Kleypas officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts. 
Visitation will be Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Zajieck was born Feb. 8, 1918 in Ben Arnold to Emil and Olga Roesler. She married Joe Zajicek on Sept. 19, 1936 and he preceded her in death in 2007. 
She and her husband owned and operated several businesses in the Buckholts area for many years. She had also worked for Montgomery Wards for many years.
She was also preceded in death by her brother Walter Roesler and daughter-in-law, Bennie Marie.


Alejo Martinez

Alejo Martinez, 54, of Cameron, died Saturday, April 16, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Milam County.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Iglesia Cristiana, Rey de Reyes in Rockdale with Dr. Alfonso Velazquez officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Catholic Cemetery in Cameron. A prayer service will be held Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
Mr. Martinez was born July 18, 1961 in Mexico to Geronimo and Carmen (Hernandez) Martinez. He had worked as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Evelyn Martinez.
He is survived by daughter Rocio Martinez of Anderson; mother Carmen Hernandez Martinez of Mexico; brothers Miguel Martinez, Nico Martinez and Fabian Martinez, all of Mexico; sisters Carmen Martinez, Lena Martinez, Alejandra Martinez, Rosa Martinez, Rosario Martinez, and Ruby Martinez, all of Mexico; and one grandson.


Maria de La Luz Garza

Maria de La Luz Garza, 58, of Cameron died Monday, April 18, in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Mateo Lopez, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Hernandez Cemetery. A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Garza, a homemaker, was born Oct. 18, 1957, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Eusebio and Andrea (Munoz) Velez.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Crystal Garza in 2003.
She is survived by sons Jesse Garza, Aaron Garza and Edward Garza, all of Cameron; daughters Zulema Medelion of Temple, Rocio Van Wettering, Andrea Lara, Manzana Rangel, all of Cameron, and Elizabeth Garza of Temple; brothers Eusebio Velez of Laredo, Julio Velez of Laredo, David Velez of Laredo and Ramiro Velez of Laredo; sisters Enedina Bolivar of Cameron and Alicia Miller of El Paso; and 14 grandchildren.


Buddy R. Dulin

Former Cameron ISD superintendent Buddy R. Dulin, 84, of Abilene, died Tuesday, April 12, in Abilene.
Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the Oldham Lane Church of Christ in Abilene. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Dulin was a native of Colorado City, born Jan.15, 1932. He married Elizabeth Henning on Dec. 29, 1970 in El Paso.
In addition to his 24 years as superintendent with the Cameron ISD, he was superintendent for Albany ISD for 21 years. He was a great influence to many school children over the years. He was a member of the Oldham Lane Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters and other family members.
Buddy is survived by his wife Elizabeth Dulin of Abilene, one sister; Doris Dulin of Colorado City and several nieces & nephews.
The Hamil Family Funeral Home of Abilene was in charge of the arrangements.


Floy Phipps Lowe

Floy Phipps Lowe

Floy Phipps Lowe was born April 6,1920, and passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016, just 11 days before her 96th birthday, at her home in East Palatka, FL surrounded by her family.
She was the third of ten children; four survived to adulthood, born to Tennie Lee Aycock Phipps and Floyd Lafayette Phipps near Jones Prairie, Texas.  Following graduation from Yoe High School in 1937 she was the first in her family to go to college, and earned a bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Texas in Austin. She began teaching in Jones Prairie in a one-room school that was the elementary, middle and high school for the surrounding area. In 1973, OETA of Washington, D.C selected her as an Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America.
She married Glenn Curtis Lowe of Cameron in a 1944 ceremony at Little River Baptist Church and lived in California, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Ohio before permanently retiring to East Palatka, FL; an area where their three sons lived.


Benjamin F. Zajicek

Benjamin F. Zajicek

A member of the Greatest Generation, our Daddy was a hero who made the world safe for democracy. He served in the 2nd Infantry Division, (Old Indian Head), and took part in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Czechoslovakia. He was awarded the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, EAME Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Ribbon. He was also awarded the Gold Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic in the Highest Defense of the Czech Republic.


Jason Glenn Schwarz

Jason Glenn Schwarz

Jason Glenn Schwarz current resident of Garland, formerly of Thorndale, passed away April 4, 2016.
He was born Nov. 30, 1981 in Taylor. He was raised in Thorndale and graduated from Thorndale High School in 2000. From there he went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his MBA from Sam Houston State University.
Jason was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed participating and watching all types of sports. While attending Thorndale ISD he participated in football, basketball, track and tennis. He enjoyed all those sports. He found great success while playing tennis, making it to the state tennis tournament his junior and senior years of high school.
As a Texas A&M graduate he had a passion for A&M sports, especially football. He enjoyed going to home football games in the fall as well as making road trips with his family to cheer on his team.


Mildred Matocha

Services for Mildred Matocha will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be held 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.
Mildred Adeline Michalka Matocha was born April 11, 1923 to Ralph Michalka and Ida Schreiber Michalka in Cameron. She graduated from Yoe High School, attended business college in Austin and was employed in the office of the county tax assessor-collector.
She later went to Washington D.C. on civil service work for 18 months before returning home to work at the ration board. She then went to work for the Railroad Commission for 20 years
She married Paul Matocha June 10, 1945 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.


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