Obituaries

Thu
08
Mar

Iven John Vogelsang

Iven John Vogelsang, 98, of Ben Arnold, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in a Temple hospital.

Graveside services were held on Friday, March 2, at the Vogelsang Cemetery near Ben Arnold.  Visitation was held March 1 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Iven was born to Will and Ida (Laake) Vogelsang in the Vogelsang Community on Feb. 12, 1920. He married Doris Miller on Feb. 1, 1947, in Austin and they were committed to each other and always together. A lifelong resident of Milam County, Iven was a farmer and rancher. He enjoyed working in his fruit tree orchards, gardens, and with his grapevines. Iven was a beekeeper and produced many gallons of honey. Hunting and fishing were special interests. He and Doris especially enjoyed their roses and long country drives. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren visits were always welcomed with joy.

Wed
07
Mar

Nellie B. Johnson

Mrs. Nellie Beatrice Johnson, 94, of Temple, formerly of Maysfield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Johnson was born June 26, 1923, in Maysfield to Purn and Beatrice (Renfrow) Rosemond. They preceded her in death as well as several brothers and sisters.

She was a beloved aunt to a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. Condolences for the family may be left at www.green-

Tue
06
Mar

Nelson Ray Granzin

Nelson Ray Granzin was born June 12, 1937, in Thorndale.

He was called to the Lord on Feb. 27, 2018, at the age of 80.

He is survived by his loving children, Susan Lust and Rob and Suzanne Rice; his loving grandchildren, Olivia Lust and Katie and Brandon Stewart; his great-grandchild, Carson Stewart; and his sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Wilbert Schneider, of Elgin. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 20 years, Helen Granzin; and his parents, Emil and Esther Granzin.

Nelson was a veteran and retired from Featherlite Brick Company. During his lifetime, he enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes, and spending time with his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. John Lutheran Church of Thrall or a charity of your choice.

Services will be held on March 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Thrall.

Tue
06
Mar

Pamela Lorraine Beale

Pamela Lorraine Beale, 67, of Oklahoma, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Stillwater, Okla.

Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.

Ms. Beale, was born Oct. 6, 1950, in Tulia, Texas, to C.D. and Martha Lou (Squyres) Beale. She retired as a school secretary. 

She is survived by: children, Christy Newport and husband Kenlan, Angela Freeman and husband Jimmy, and Chasen Roacher and wife Leanna; brother, Michael Beale and wife Maria; sister, Deanna Norris and husband Eddie; five grandchildren, Malorie Reynolds, Kennedy Freeman, Asher Newport, Adelynn Newport and Brooklynn Roacher.

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

Mon
05
Mar

Orlia Charles "Chip" Dunsmoor

Orlia Charles “Chip” Dunsmoor, 66, of Minerva, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Milam County Cowboy Church near Rockdale with Rev. Greg Spears officiating. Burial will follow in Minerva Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Wed
21
Feb

Jayla Na'Chelle Rider

Jayla Na’Chelle Rider, 10, of Cameron died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018,as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Earnest Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Jayla was born May 13, 2007, in Temple to Amanda Rider and William Wells. She was in the 5th grade at Cameron Elementary School. 

She is survived by: her mother, Amanda Wells of Cameron; her father, William Wells of Lubbock; brother, William Wells Jr. of Cameron; sisters, Alexis Wells of Cameron, Mariah Rider of Cameron, and Kierra Wells of Cameron; grandparents, Penny and Ricky Taylor of Cameron, Ron Rider of Rosebud, and James Wells of Cameron; great-grandparents, Mary Rider of Cameron, Louise Muston of Cameron, and William Alexander of Cameron; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

Tue
20
Feb

Glennie Lee Laughlin

Glennie Lee Laughlin, 94, of Thorndale, passed away the morning of Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Austin after a short illness. 

Graveside services at Lawrence Chapel Cemetery will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2018, with Rev. Jeff Stull officiating. 

Glennie was born March 8, 1923, to Oscar William and Melissa Leonora Smith at their home in the Shiloh Community.  She and Jesse Kevil Laughlin were married on June 26, 1944.  They lived in Agua Dulce, and later moved to their home in Robstown. She worked for Nueces Electric Co-op until she retired. Glennie returned to the rural community are she was born and always loved. She enjoyed spending time outside tending to her plants and flowers. Paintbrushes and bluebonnets were her favorites.  Feeding and watching the native birds was another hobby of hers.  Most of all, she enjoyed the time she spent with family and friends.

Tue
20
Feb

Jerry Louis Kostroun Jr.

Jerry Louis Kostroun Jr., 76, of Cameron, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in a Waco hospital.

A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial will follow in St. Monica’s Church Cemetery in Cameron.  The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. 

Mon
19
Feb

Barbara Marie Gavit  

Barbara Marie Gavit, 49, of Houston, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in a Houston hospital. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. at Moffat Cemetery in Bell County.

Ms. Gavit was born Oct. 24, 1968, in Austin, to Harvey and Lorene (Merkel) Gavit. She worked in the food service business. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include: biological daughters, Shanta Flow of Round Rock and Carla Flow of Rockdale; brother, Raymond Gavit of Hutto; and sisters, Helen Gavit of Rockdale and Deborah Flow of Rockdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Payne; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at the cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. Condolences for the family may be left at www.green-pattersonfuneralhome.com.                 

Tue
13
Feb

Gayle Anne Szeredy

Memorial services for Gayle Anne Szeredy, 76, of Cameron will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Cameron. She died Feb. 1, 2018, in a Temple hospital.

Mrs. Szeredy was born Oct. 1, 1941 to David and Hazel (Hale) Stokesberry. She was a retired Executive secretary for Lockhead Martin. She married Walter Szeredy.

She is survived by: husband, Walter Szeredy of Cameron; son, Frank Szeredy of Lawton, Okla.; daughter, Helena Szeredy of Austin; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

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

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