Obituaries

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ALMA CORA MILLER

Alma Cora Miller, 98, of Burlington, died July 21, 2015 in a Cameron nursing facility. Services were held July 25 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Clarkson Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, a homemaker and farmer, was born June 15, 1917 at Clarkson to Adolph and Frieda (Schuetze) Schulz. She married Louis Miller on July 9, 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dora Chollett and a baby sister Nora Schuetze. She is survived by daughters Geraldine Lindeman and husband Raymond and Roberta Wilkerson and husband Richard; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and three greatgreat grandchildren Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron was in charge of arrangements.

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JOHN EDWIN DUSEK, JR.

John Edwin Dusek, Jr. of Katy was born on Feb. 23, 1929 in Caldwell, Burleson County. He was the son of the deceased J Edwin and Bertha Autrey Dusek of Cameron. He died on July 26, 2015 of congestive heart failure in Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital with his family by his side. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 serving on the USS Atlas on the West Coast. His father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and they lived in many small Texas towns, finally settling in Cameron where he was a graduate of Yoe High School and then the University of Houston. He worked for 11 years for CB Southern and retired from Waukesha Pearce Industries in 2009 after 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruby Vigneaux Dusek; his two children, Elizabeth Keng (Dudley) of Houston, and John E. Dusek III (Tammy) of McKinney, TX; and by five grandchildren, Nicholas Keng of Orange, Megan and Maggie Keng of Houston, Brittany and Ryan Dusek of McKinney.

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30
Jul

MICHAEL ADAMS

On Saturday, July 11, Michael Adams, local Milam County land owner and owner of Battleroad USA Gun Range just out of Buckholts, was killed in a one-vehicle accident just outside of Rogers. The accident is still under investigation. Mr. Adams was born and raised in Houston. He served in the United States Army as a LRRP Scout. Mr. Adams was a Master Instructor in the nationwide Appleseed Project and was instrumental in assistingthose who serve our country overseas, returning with physical limitations in learning and continuing their goals of marksmanship and competitive shooting. His range hosted many events including the twice-yearly Zombie Run shooting classic which brought in people from all over the country to compete. He taught marksmanship skills, survival skills, and Texas history. He also trained law enforcement officers from all over the state at Battleroad USA. He was a regular host of the Rifleman Radio show in the Appleseed Radio Network for the past nine years.

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24
Jul

WILLIE RAY HOFF

Willie Ray Hoff, 80, of Burlington, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in a Temple Hospital. Services were held July 12 in Salem Lutheran Church near Barclay with Rev. Terry Atkins officiating. Burial followed in Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Mr. Hoff was born June 9, 1935 in Rosebud to Edwin and Ida Fabianke Hoff. He lived all of his life in the Burlington area. He married Joyce Glaser on June 9, 1956. He worked for Alcoa in Rockdale for 30 years and farmed from the time he was a small child until his death. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Otto Lee Hoff and Eugene Hoff and by one grandson, Brian Reinders. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hoff; two sons, Johnny Ray Hoff and Ricky Dale Hoff; daughter, Janice Reinders and husband Donnie; two sisters-in-law, Glenna Hoff and Nancy Hoff; and four grandchildren, Randy Reinders, Rhett Hoff, Savannah Hoff, and Jacob Hoff. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

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24
Jul

LYNN ALLEN MITCHELL JR.

Lynn Allen Mitchell Jr., 53, of Lockhart died Monday, July 6, 2015 in a Kyle Hospital. A memorial service was held July 11 at Marek- Burns-Laywell Funeral Home Mr. Mitchell, an electrical lineman, was born April 23, 1962 in Houston, to Lynn Allen Sr. and Juanita (Wardlow) Mitchell. He is preceded in death by his father Lynn Allen Mitchell, Sr., Survivors include his mother Juanita Mitchell of Rosebud; stepmother Martha Mitchell of Cameron; daughter Chelsie Jenner and husband Patrick of Kyle; brother Michael Mitchell and wife Debbie of Axtell; stepbrother Eugene Mekush, Jr. and wife Trudy of Cameron; sisters Cheryl Burks and husband Garry of Cameron and Edith Pagach and husband Johnny of Cameron; and stepsisters Melissa Bradley and husband Carl and Theresa Hollas and husband Gary, all of Cameron. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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LYNN ALLEN MITCHELL

Lynn Allen Mitchell, 77, of Cameron died June 10, 2015 in a Cameron nursing center. Funeral services were held June 13 at Marek-Burns- Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Simcik offi ciating. Burial followed in the Walkers Creek Cemetery. Mr. Mitchell, a retired welder/rancher, was born Aug. 5, 1937 in Houston to John Allen and Marie Anna (Velek) Mitchell. He married Martha Dodson Mekush. He is survived by his wife Martha Mitchell of Cameron; and children Cheryl Burks and husband Garry of Cameron; Edith Pagach and husband Johnny of Cameron; Lynn Mitchell, Jr. of Lockhart; Michael Eugene Mitchell and wife Debbie of Axtel; Eugene Mekush, Jr. and wife Trudy of Cameron; Melissa Bradley and husband Carl of Cameron; Theresa Hollas and husband Gery Hollas of Cameron and Tommy Mekush of West; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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