Carolyn Goza

Carolyn Goza, 80, of Cameron, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in a Cameron nursing center. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Brother Wayne Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Goza was born June 22, 1936, in Fort Worth to Roy Earl and Lillie Gloria (Widemun) Cook. She married Maurice W. “Pete” Goza on June 4, 1954. She had worked as an office manager for the Harris County Parks Division for many years.  She was a member of the Marlow Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her busband, M. W. “Pete” Goza of Cameron; son, Maurice  Goza and wife Vicki of Cameron; daughter, Kathy Youngblood and husband Sid of Cameron; brother, John Cook and wife Jane of Cleburne; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Gilbert Melvin Hohle

Former Thorndale resident Gilbert Melvin Hohle passed away Nov. 23, 2016. He was 87 years old. He taught school at St. Paul Lutheran in Thorndale from 1955 through 1970.

Gilbert was born to C.B. and Martha Hohle on March 22, 1929, in The Grove, Texas. He was baptized into the Christian faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church in The Grove on March 29, 1929. 

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Edith Winkler; and his brother, Charles (Charlie). 

He is survived by his sister, Lydia Winkler of The Grove; brother, Elmer of Liberty Hill; and his former wife, Francis Bisson of Nolanville. All five of Gilbert’s children survive him: Kathy (Travis) Smith of Austin, Philip (Gwen) Hohle of Cedar Park, Lawanda (Russ) Filyaw of Taylor, Mark Hohle of The Grove, and Michael (Debbie) Hohle of Moody. In addition, he will be missed by his nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Reba M. Stanford

Reba M. Stanford, 96, of Beaumont and formerly of Milam County died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in a Beaumont hospice facility. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Doug Budd officiating. Burial will follow in the Marlow Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 21, from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stanford was born March 30, 1920, in Milam County to Theo F. and Drucilla (Griffin) Burnett. She married D.C. “Carter” Stanford and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2014. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cameron. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Stanford; and a granddaughter, Shelly Stanford. 


Edward Parker

Edward Parker, 96, of Rockdale passed away Friday morning, Nov. 11, 2016, at his home. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in the First Baptist Church in Lexington. Burial in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Lexington.

Curtis Edward Parker, long-time cattleman and rancher, departed this world on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016, to be with friends and family. 

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Corinne Ingram Parker. Additionally, he is survived by two children, Pamela Sherrill and Dr. Barry Parker of Houston; four grandchildren including Andrea Sherrill, Aaron Parker, Adam and Chryl Sherrill and Ryan and Jennifer Parker;  great-grandchildren are Caitlin, Chance and Chase Sherrill.  

He was a lifelong member and a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Lexington.


Katherine Ann Moore Bedrich

Katherine Ann Moore Bedrich of Cameron passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, listening to the music she loved.

Always passionate of nature, she served as the President of the El Camino Real Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. Kathy was a devout Catholic. She served as a Eucharistic minister, coordinator of CCE, and taught RCIA classes.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charles; son, Thomas Bedrich and wife Kathleen; grandson, Jeremy Bedrich; sister, Sandy Patzke; niece, Karin Patzke; nephew, J.R. Patzke; and endless family and friends who share their loving stories.

Cousins, Debbie Jones and Chuck Gura, will recite The Rosary at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. We are comforted now that she is at peace in her Heavenly Garden.


Joyce L. Gann

Joyce L. Gann, age 80 of Austin, was surrounded by her family as she went home to the Lord on Nov. 8, 2016.

Joyce was born on July 24, 1936, to Vito and Lillie Riola.  She met the love of her life, Claude Lane Gann, and married on June 13, 1953.

She is survived by her son, David Gann of Austin; daughters, Claudia Gann, Dorothy Sauceda of Austin, Donna D'Amore and husband Greg of Thrall, and Dee Ann Riley and husband Jim of Round Rock; granddaughter, Ashley Sauceda of Austin, grandsons, James Riley II (Jimmie) of Liberty Hill, and David Riley and wife Meghan of Dripping Springs.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life Claude; her parents; and siblings, Charles and Frances.

Also a very special thanks to Tomeka Bryant for her care and companionship to her.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Austin.


Erna Marie Beale

Erna Marie Beale, 82, of Spring and formerly of Milam County died Friday, Nov. 4, in a Spring assisted living facility. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs.  Beale was born March 24, 1934, in Milam County to Fritz and Annie (Meir) Senkel. She married Howard Beale and he preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2016. 

She had worked as a banker for many years. She was a Lutheran. 

She is survived by her son, Randy Beale and wife Janice of Spring; two grandchildren, Rachel Hite and husband Tanner, and Dana Beale; and one great-grandchild, Harper Hite.

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


Sally Cervantes

Sally Cervantes, 56, of Cameron, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in a Temple hospital.  

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. 

Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Cemetery. Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cervantes, a homemaker, was born Jan. 19, 1960, in Cameron to Juaquin Garcia and Paula Guzman. She married Silvano Cervantes and was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. 


Louis Dean Brand

Cameron-Funeral Services for Louis Dean Brand, 96, of Milano, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home, with Rev. Wade Brand officiating. Mr. Brand passed away Friday, Nov. 4, at his home.

Mr. Brand was born July 27, 1920, to Willie and Roxie Brand in Denton County. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1937. He served in the United States Navy from 1941 until 1945. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1980. Mr. Brand served as the Chairman of Deacons at the Milano Baptist Church, where he was a member. He loved gardening and sharing his produce with his friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Macready Brand in May of 1998.


Porter Young Jr.

Porter Young Jr., 84, of Cameron, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in a Cameron nursing facility. 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Gene VanNoord and O.E. Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Young was born June 25, 1932, in Gustine, Texas, to Edward Porter and Grace (Pennell) Young. He was a long time member of the Church of Christ and served a number of years as Deacon. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. and D.A.V.


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