Obituaries

Wed
30
Mar

Joycelyn “Joy” Stock Litzman

Joycelyn “Joy” Stock Litzman

Joycelyn “Joy” Stock Litzman, 84, passed away Saturday, March 26.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John Jr. and Annie Lorenz Stock; and infant brother, David Stock.
Joy is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, James “Jim” Litzman; son, Ricky James Litzman and wife, Judy; daughters, Karon Ann Beukema, Diane Margaret Williamson, Jan Francis Krpec, Lori Marie Wolter and husband, Gale; brothers, Bill Stock and wife, Lucille, Harold Stock and wife, Margie; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter; and a host of other family and friends.
Joy and Jim were high school sweethearts who met at a dance. She and Jim were inseparable from that moment on.

Wed
30
Mar

Gladys Elizabeth White

Gladys Elizabeth White, 100 of Cameron, passed away Wednesday, March 23, in Killeen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 2, in Cameron with Rev. Stephanie Handy officiating. A location for the funeral service is to be determined. There will be a viewing one-hour prior to service time on Saturday. Burial will be in the Minerva Cemetery.
 Gladys was born April 14, 1915 in Minerva to Rev. Robert Calton and LuCindy (Brown) Calton. She was a life long Cameron resident and married Charlie White on June 12, 1937 in Minerva. 
Gladys was a homemaker and loved making quilts and clothes for her grandchildren. She enjoyed planting flowers and gardening. Gladys was a member of Bethel AME Church as well as a member of The Order of the Eastern Star.

Wed
30
Mar

Ruth Pauline Hyde Townsend

Ruth Pauline Hyde Townsend

Ruth Pauline Hyde Townsend was born on March 29, 1925 in Maysfield, to William Marvin Phipps and Frances Dodson Phipps.
She passed away on Thursday, March 24, in Hearne, at the age of 90 years.
She attended school in Cameron and married Robert Murrell Hyde.
She had been a resident of Cameron the past 33 years previously living in Waco.
She was a member of the New Providence Primitive Baptist Church in Cameron.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ruth and Tony Thomas of Magnolia; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Regina Hyde of Franklin and Mike and Kelly Townsend of Crawford; sister, Jewel Harris; brother, W.M. Phipps of Maysfield; grandchildren: Robert Hyde and wife Chesney, Jeremy Hyde and wife Leslie, Shelley Kopsick and Ryan Sykora; and great grandchildren, Taylor Kopsik, Graham Kopsik and Ruth Fay Hyde, Cheston and Corbin Goats.

Wed
30
Mar

Carlos Guadalupe Sanchez

Carlos Guadalupe Sanchez

Services for Mr. Carlos Guadalupe Sanchez, 18, were held Tuesday, March 29, at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.
Mr. Sanchez passed away Saturday, March 26, in a Temple hospital.
Mr. Sanchez was born March 14, 1998, in Elgin, Illinois to Juan Francisco Sanchez and Juana Elizabeth Rivera. He was a senior at Rockdale High School, where he excelled in academics, having been a straight “A” student, and a member of the UIL Academic Team.
Mr. Sanchez was very civic minded and participated in community service in the Rockdale area. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale.
Survivors include his parents Juan Sanchez and Elizabeth Rivera of Rockdale; brother David “Alex” Sanchez of Rockdale; and sister Josefa Sanchez of Villa Union, Mexico
He also leaves behind a host of friends, of which he loved and cherished.

Wed
30
Mar

Joyce Marie Debose Moore

Joyce Marie Debose Moore

Funeral service for Joyce Marie Debose Moore, 76, of Harker Heights, will be Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at Simmonsville Missionary Baptist Church in Killeen.
Pastor H. E. Debose Sr., is officiating. Burial will be held on Monday, April 4, 11 a.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Simmonsville Missionary Baptist Church in Killeen.
Joyce Marie Debose Moore, 76, transitioned from this earthly realm to join her heavenly father on March 25, at her home in Harker Heights.
She was the wife of Lt. Col (Ret) Earnest Ray Moore, Sr. and together they shared 51 loving years of marriage.
Born in Cameron, she was the daughter of James and Georgianna Debose. As a member of Lights Chapel Baptist Church she accepted Christ at an early age and continued to serve the Lord until her death.

Wed
30
Mar

Erna Lorene Dusek Marek

Erna Lorene Dusek Marek

Erna Lorene Dusek Marek, 98, of the Meeks Community in Bell County, died Thursday, March 24, at her home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, at the Ocker Cemetery pavilion with Rev. Ron Winsman officiating.
Mrs. Marek was born in Rosenberg on Feb. 1, 1918 to Emil and Annie (Jezek) Dusek. She graduated from Rosenberg High School.
On Oct. 18, 1938, she married Ervin Marek in Temple. She and her husband farmed in the Meeks Community their entire married life until his death in 2004.
She was an active member of Ocker Brethren Church where she had taught Sunday School and was active in Christian Sisters. She had been a member of the Bell County Extension Homemakers Association.
Mrs. Marek was also preceded in death by three brothers and one grandchild.

Wed
30
Mar

Rose Marie Johnson Lindsay

Rose Marie Johnson Lindsay

Rose Marie Johnson Lindsay, 84, died on Wednesday, March 23, at Fortress Health & Rehab in College Station.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, College Station.
She was born Sept. 28, 1931 to Rube and Marie Johnson in Cameron. She graduated in 1952 as a registered nurse.
After raising six children she began a new career as a watercolor artist and teacher. Some of her works have been in various museum settings as well as enjoyed in many homes and offices in the Bryan College Station area.
She was an active long time parishioner at St Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station.

Wed
30
Mar

Emil F. Horelica

Emil F. Horelica, 82, of Cameron died Monday, March 28, at his home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Monica’s Mausoleum.
A rosary will be recited Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
Mr. Horelica was born July 19, 1933 in Milam County to Emil J. and Philemena (Bodinsky) Horelica. He retired from the State of Texas.
He married Doris Hungerford Eickenhorst. He was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus and as a younger man served on the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department.

Wed
30
Mar

Margie Walker Dibble

Funeral service for Margie Walker Dibble, 89, of Gause was held March 25 at Gause United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Gause Cemetery.
Margie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Sammy Dibble of Groesbeck, Michael K and Marie Dibble of Grand Prairie, Mark and Sandy Dibble of Cleveland, Her daughter Kay Dibble of Gause. four grandsons, eight great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
Margie is preceded in death by her husband Samuel E Dibble Sr., her parents Herbert Walker Sr. and Mattie Crockett Walker, and her brothers Carl Walker and Buddy Walker.
 

Mon
21
Mar

Frances Homerstad

Frances Homerstad, 95, passed away on Sunday in Clifton.

She was the wife of the late John M. Homerstad, who was pastor at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron from 1972 to 1978.

A funeral will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Norse, Texas, on Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Visitation will precede the service, starting at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the cemetery at Our Savior’s.

A full obituary may be seen, and the guest book signed, at cliftonfh.com. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Ringness House Museum at Ringnesshouse.org.

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