Obituaries

Thu
11
Oct

Jerry Don Massengale

Jerry Don Massengale, 76, of Heidenheimer, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Little River Cemetery near Cameron. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Massengale was born Aug. 21, 1942, in Levelland to Tom Lode and Otel May (Whiteley) Massengale. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his service in the Air Force, he went to work for Texas Instrument for many years. After the death of his first wife Janice, he married Emma Franco in 2012. He was a member of the Heidenheimer Church of Christ.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Lode Massengale. 

He is survived by: wife, Emma Franco; daughters, Evelia Hernandez and Marisela Contreras; son, Javier Franco; sisters, Lavern Light and Opal Hayman; and eight grandchildren.

Tue
09
Oct

Kenneth Garner Willy

Kenneth Garner Willy, 89, of Cameron, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at his home.  Memorial services will be Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Douglas Marburger officiating. Visitation is at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Willy was born July 19, 1929, in Adamsville, Texas, to Raymond Hunt and Avvie (Garner) Willy. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geology from Texas Tech University. He married Gayle Childers who preceded him in death in 2000.

In 1960, at the age of 31, after working for ARCO, Kenneth and Gayle moved their young family to Maysfield, Texas, when, in partnership with his parents, he began his lifelong passion for farming, ranching, and as God's steward of the soil. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron. 

Fri
05
Oct

Irene Paulin Rummel

Irene Pauline Rummel, 88, of Longview and formerly of Cameron, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in a Longview medical center. 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Pastor Troy Bayne officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday until service time.

Mrs. Rummel was born Aug. 14, 1930, in Milam County to Ed and Ida (Koennig) Junek. She married Warren G. Harding (Hoop) Rummel and he preceded her in death. She retired from Alcoa in Rockdale and was a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. Her son Glen (Rocky) Rummel also preceded her in death. 

She is survived by: son, Ronald Rummel of Longview; sister, Annie Mae Jistel of Red Oak; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Thu
04
Oct

Rebecca Jo Lewis Brennan

On Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, Heaven welcomed Rebecca Jo Lewis Brennan.

She was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Cameron, to Andrew Jackson Lewis and Minnie Nell Blaylock Lewis. Raised in Cameron, she attended St. Monica Catholic School, Ada Henderson Elementary School and Yoe High School.  She then attended Incarnate Word College in San Antonio to study nursing.

Loving dancing and listening to Big Band sounds she and her sister Martha Nell enjoyed the town dance halls and military canteens nearby Fort Hood during World War II. She met a charming Aggie Cadet, Richard “Nick” Brennan, Class of 1945. He courted her and they eventually married, August 1, 1948.

Thu
04
Oct

Don D. Mitchell

Don Mitchell, 69, of Kosse, died Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Bremond Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Don was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Cameron to John H. and Irene Posival Mitchell. He graduated from Yoe High School in 1967 and from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1971. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

He is survived by two sons, Heath and family from Groesbeck and Brad and family from Dallas. He is also survived by a sister, Carolyn Mitchell Chandler and family from Duncanville.

No service will be held.

Fri
28
Sep

William Robert Layne

William (Bill) Robert Layne, of Gause, passed away peacefully at Temple Scott & White Hospital Sept. 27, 2018.  

Bill was born July 18, 1946m in Houston, to Herman Layne and Opal Belle (Layne) Fisher.  After the marriage of Harold and Opal Bill was adopted by Harold Blaine Fisher and the family resided in Houston. 

Bill served in the USMCR from1964 until 1972. He retired from Dupont in Chattanooga, Tenn., after 15 years then returned to Houston where he worked for the Fisher Company, a family owned surveying company.  Upon moving to Gause, he worked for MHMR and the Milam County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer.  After his retirement he enjoyed family and friends and keeping up with the Houston Astros.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Layne; Opal and Harold Fisher; and his brother, Darrell Glenn Fisher. 

Fri
28
Sep

Billy Jean Scheler

A memorial service for Billy Jean Scheler will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church at 518 E Gassaway in Lott. Burial will follow with immediate family at Clover Hill Cemetery.

Born to Herman and Lillie Scheler on Oct. 20, 1953, in Cameron. At the age of 64, he went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sept. 19, 2018.

He was preceeded in death by his mother; father; brother, Herman Scheler Jr.; and sister, Shirley Tenery.

Fri
28
Sep

Shirley Ann Rinn

Shirley Ann Rinn, 83, of Cameron, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in a Cameron nursing facility. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Rinn, a homemaker was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Houston to Bill and Theresa Sandoski. She was raise in the Catholic Church. She loved her family dearly and loved to cook for family gatherings and was always a gracious hostess.  She took great pride in her beautiful garden and lovely home. She loved to travel. Some of her favorite places were San Francisco where she saw Phantom of the Opera and Martha’s Vinyard. Lighthouses and covered bridges were very special places to her. She married Henry Dell Rinn and he preceded her in death. 

Fri
28
Sep

Marion Hutchinson

Marion Hutchinson, 90, of Cameron died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 27, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. John Self officiating. Burial will follow in the Salado Cemetery in Salado. Visitation was held prior to service at the funeral home.

Ms. Hutchinson was born Dec. 28, 1827, in Prairiedell Texas to Clarence W. and Emma Ola (Wills) Hutchinson. She retired from Royal Seating Manufacturing in Cameron. 

She was preceded in death by eight siblings and is survived by nieces and nephews.

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

Fri
28
Sep

Otilia B. Svetlik

Otilia B. Svetlik, 95, of Buckholts died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in a Temple nursing and rehab center.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. Darrell Kostiha officiating. Burial will follow in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Svetlik was born on Feb. 16, 1923, in Maraksville community of Milam County to  Rudolph Will and Augustina (Kubecka) Kostroun. She married Elbert Svetlik on Nov. 24, 1956, and he preceded her in death. She had worked as a farmer and store clerk. She was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. 

She is survived by: son, Elbert William Svetlik of Buckholts; daughter, Eleanor Solomon of Buckholts; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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