Obituaries

Tue
20
Oct

Frances Clara Melde

Frances Clara Melde

Frances Clara Melde, age 91, was born April 14, 1924 and passed away peacefully Oct.18, 2015 at SPJST Nursing Facility in Taylor.
Frances was born to William and Clara Hoes.
She married Gilbert Melde on Jan. 15, 1945. She is preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Tue
20
Oct

Anton Ben Michalka, Jr.

Anton Ben Michalka, Jr., 86, of Buckholts, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Cemetery.
Rosary/vigil will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.
Mr. Michalka, a retired rural postal carrier and farmer, was born July 9, 1929 in Ballinger to Anton Ben and Alma (Klaus) Michalka.
He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
He was a lifelong member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church and a member of the Sons of Hermann.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter A. Michalka and a sister, Bernardine Lehnert. 
He is survived by a brother Ralph L. Michalka of Portage, Michigan; sister Lucille Jekell and husband Dwayne of Cameron; and several Nieces and Nephews

Tue
20
Oct

Mike Davenport

Mike Davenport

On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 14, Michael Boyd Davenport, “Mike,” passed away after a two-year battle with mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer. Although his battle was difficult and trying, he was able to pass peacefully in his dream home on the farm with his wife, Connie Sue Davenport (Caffey), by his side.
Mike celebrated his 66th birthday in July.
Mike was born on July 16, 1949 in Milano, first born son to Boyd and Bonnie Davenport. Mike retired from Alcoa after serving 34 years in various positions that led him to his next career with Pyrotek, Inc.
Working on the farm with his best friend, Connie, was his true love and passion once he fully retired.
Mike and Connie were married for 31 years. Mike spent many long but satisfying hours molding the land into a loving place to be used and passed down from generation to generation. He loved all things nature, singing, classic cars and guns, and his family.

Tue
20
Oct

Flora Belle Fikes Mitcham

Flora Belle Fikes Mitcham

Flora Belle Fikes Mitcham, 93, of Hillsboro, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 in a Hillsboro nursing facility. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with burial following in the Rogers City Cemetery. 
Mrs. Mitcham, a retired beauty operator and instructor, was born Dec. 7, 1921 in Athens, Texas to Ulrick and Ethel Fikes. 
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Narae. 
She is survived by her husband Jesse William Mitcham of Hillsboro; sons Jerry Wayne Mitcham of Hailey, Idaho, Roy Louis Mitcham of Hillsboro and Jesse William Mitcham, Jr. of Hubbard; daughter Reba Ann Mitcham of Hubbard; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
14
Oct

Ernest Ray Carter

Ernest Ray Carter

On Oct. 6, Ernest Ray Carter (“T-Bone”) left us to join his wife in Heaven. 
He spent the majority of his career as a teacher for Taylor I.S.D. During that time he pursued his dream of becoming a Peace Officer. He then worked for the Thrall Police Department and finished his law enforcement career with the Williamson County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.
His retired years were enjoyed in Rockport with his wife Becky and fishing with friends. 
T-Bone is preceded in death by his loving wife Becky, his parents Woodie and Alene Carter, brothers Sonny Rodgers and Granvel Carter.
He is survived by his children Patrick Carter and wife Cheryl of Taylor, Frances Carter of Cameron, Stacey and Jake Tomek of Cameron, his sister Billie Parker of Rockdale and his grandchildren Ashley, Chelsie, Kayla, Shane, Catherine, Chase and Jason Jr. along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
14
Oct

Johnnie R. Kamenicky, Jr.

Johnnie R. Kamenicky, Jr., 86, of Vale, Oregon died Sunday, Oct. 11, at his residence in Vale. Arrangements are under the direction of the Haren-Wood Funeral Chapels Ontario, Payette.

Sun
11
Oct

Felix H. Aleman

Felix Aleman, 68, of Branchville, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

A visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at St. Michaels Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Ave, at the corner of Williamson Drive and South College. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11 at Santa Teresa Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory of Bryan.

Thu
08
Oct

Ervin Ray McDaniel

Ervin Ray McDaniel, 68 of Rockdale, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 in Temple, Texas.

Thu
08
Oct

Nora Lee (Havlik) Zavodny

Nora Lee (Havlik) Zavodny, 91 of Duncan, Oklahoma, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at the home of her son Bobby and his wife Paulette.

Tue
29
Sep

Jenaro Montalbo

Jenaro Montalbo died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at a Temple hospital.
He was born April 21, 1952, to Jesus and Natividad Montalbo in Cameron. He was preceded in death by his wife Lisa Williams.
Survivors include; his wife Anna Starnes, two sons, Joey Williams and Jonathan Starnes; seven brothers, Domingo, Joe, John, Phillip, Sammy, Daniel and Lino; four sisters, Virginia Salas, Beatrice Hernandez, Mary Montalbo and Lucy Morales; three grandchildren, 25 nephews and nieces and 30 great nephews and nieces and many other family and friends.
A “Celebration Of Life” will be held at the Buckholts Community Center, Oct 3 at 10 a.m.

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