Obituaries

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19
Sep

Alamarie Brady Smith

Almarie Brady Smith was born on Feb. 18, 1929, in Cameron,  and passed away on Sept. 16, 2016, in Dallas.

Almarie was preceded in death by her father, Charles Abner Brady; mother, Esther Hilsberg Brady; stepmother, Louise Brady Highers; brother, Charles Brady Jr.; and husband, Lester Goree Smith.

Almarie is survived by daughter, Becky Long and her husband Richard Long; son, Steve Smith; grandson, Rich Long and wife Kelly; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Cartter; grandson, Ryan Long and wife Sarah; great-grandchildren, Brady and Kendall; grandson, Brett Long; brother, Ed Brady; sister-in-law, Dixie Brady; sister, Andrea Brady and families of Ed and Dixie Brady and Andrea Brady.

Almarie graduated from Cameron Yoe High School, class of 1946. She was class secretary, voted by her classmates, as “Best All-around Girl.” Almarie attended Texas Women’s University.

Mon
19
Sep

Alfred “Buddy” Oscar Wernli

Alfred “Buddy” Oscar Wernli, 88, of Thorndale, passed away peacefully at Granger Villa Nursing Home on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.

Buddy was born Sept. 8, 1928, to Fritz and Elsie Wernli.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Church in Coupland. He attended Mager and Coupland Schools. 

Buddy married Esther Lehmann on Sept. 27, 1952. He was co-owner of Lehmann-Wernli Garage in Thorndale.  

He enjoyed deer hunting, loved listening to polka music, playing cards and dominos and spoiling his dogs.  He especially enjoyed decorating for Christmas and visiting with friends and family.

He is survived by his sister, Delphine Ging and husband Calvin of Coupland; brother Don Wernli and wife Sandra of Coupland; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Esther Wernli; parents, Fritz and Elsie Wernli; and brother, Reuben Wernli.  

Fri
16
Sep

Marian Eanes

Marian Eanes, 86, of San Antonio, left this world on Aug. 9, 2016.

She was reunited in heaven with her husband, Jimmy, and daughter, Leanne.

Holding her memories at heart are her sons, James and Alan; and daughter, Paula; three grandchildren; and four great-grandsons, as well as many other relatives and friends.

She is missed by all, especially her four-legged friends Holly and Brandy.

A private memorial will be attended by family at a later date.

Fri
16
Sep

Ruth “Cuca” Hernandez

“Lord, I am not worth that you should enter under my roof, but only say the Word and my soul shall be healed.”

Ruth “Cuca” Hernandez, 87, of Bryan went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday at her home. 

Services are set for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan where Monsignor John McCaffrey will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the church with a 7 p.m. rosary.

Thu
15
Sep

Richard Jeremiah Ramirez

Richard Jeremiah Ramirez, 27, of Cameron died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 in Temple.  

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Mateo Lopez officiating.  Burial followed in the Hernandez Cemetery.  Visitation was held Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Ramirez, a forklift driver, was born June 15, 1989, in Cameron to Esteban and Patricia (Aguillon) Ramirez.  He married Cecilia Perez. 

Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Ramirez is survived by: his wife, Cecilia Ramirez; sons, Nathaniel Perez and Adrian Ramirez; daughters, Isabella Ramirez and Alyana Ramirez; grandparents, Isabel Ramirez and Mary Aguillon; stepmother, Michelle Ramirez Towery; stepfather, Paul Hernandez; brothers, Steven Ramirez, Xavier Ramirez and Simon Ramirez; and sisters, April Ramirez and Leticia Hernandez.

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

Thu
15
Sep

Ysabel Ramirez

Ysabel (Garcia) Ramirez, 92, of Belton passed away at her home in Belton on Monday, Sept. 11, 2016.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church in Belton with Father Kim officiating. Burial will follow in North Belton Cemetery in Belton.

Ysabel was born on Nov. 1, 1923, in Yoakum, to Agustin and Alejandra (Maciel) Garcia. She married Esteban Ramirez Sr. on Dec. 20, 1939, in Fort Stockton. They were married for 67 years before he passed away in 2007. Mrs. Ramirez worked as a seamstress at American Desk and J.M. Woods in Temple before retirement. She was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church in Belton for many years. 

Mrs. Ramirez was preceded in death by her parents, husband Esteban, and a son Erasmo Ramirez.

Thu
01
Sep

Estelle “Patsy” Marie Elliott Price

Price

Estelle “Patsy” Marie Elliott Price, 88, of Cameron, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 31, 2016.  

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Chaplain Bruce Mercer officiating. Family visitation will be prior to the funeral service on Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Mrs. Price, a homemaker, was born June 22, 1928, in Cameron to Nathan Monroe and Dena (Ayers) Elliott. She married Dwight M. Price Jr. on Dec. 27, 1948, who preceded her in death in 2006. She was a member of First Christian Church in Cameron. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Ernest (Speck) Elliott, Marvin (Jack) Elliott, J. K. (Jake) Elliott and sister, Pansy Tucker.

Thu
01
Sep

Kevin Randolph Harmon

Kevin Harmon

Kevin Randolph Harmon, 69, of Cameron, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at his home after a brief illness.  

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Kirk and Rev. Dusty Smith officiating. Burial will follow in  Greathouse Cemetery in Temple.  

Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Kevin was born May 7, 1947, at Ft. Knox, Ky.,  to Donald Earl and Elizabeth Martha (Leutert) Harmon. He graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1965, attended Temple Junior College, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas Austin in 1972.

Thu
25
Aug

Mary Corbin

Mary Corbin, 93, of Cameron, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in a Cameron hospital.  Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Oak Hill Pavilion with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Corbin, a homemaker, was born May 3, 1923 in Middlesbrough, England to George and Amy (Robinson) Lund. 

She married Monroe Corbin and he preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by a son, William, “Bill” Corbin. 

She is survived by her sons Terry Corbin and wife Sandra of Cameron and Chris Corbin of Cameron; several brothers and sisters; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Thu
25
Aug

Gary William Biskup

Gary William Biskup, 71, left this world on Aug. 19, 2016, to find peace and joy in his heavenly home. The funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at 11a.m. at the Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. A private family burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Visitation with the family was held Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gary was born on Feb. 24, 1945, in Bellville, Texas, to Emil and Clara (Kaliszewski) Biskup.  e attended Yoe High School. 

After high school, Gary married Brigitte Turner in 1965, and they had two children Kelli and Gary. He was a faithful employee to Alcoa and retired in 2008 after 38 years of dedicated work. 

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