Aileen Marshall Seawall Yager

Aileen Marshall Seawell Yager completed her race on July 27, 2017, after a nearly eight year battle against ovarian cancer.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville Road, Austin, Texas, at 11 a.m.  The family will be available to visit with friends and family at a potluck luncheon following the service. Please wear an outfit that reminds you of Aileen (e.g. Christmas-themed, track, school shirts, bright colors, etc.)

Aileen was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on Dec. 17, 1962. She grew up in Richmond, Va., and Aledo and later attended Texas A&M University. After graduation, she married the love of her life, David, and moved to Austin.


Frank Cedric Carlisle

Frank Cedric Carlisle, 85, of Rosebud, died Saturday, July 29, in a Rosebud nursing home. 

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Heritage House Nursing and Rehab activity room in Rosebud with Rev. Glynn Cummings officiating.

Mr. Carlisle was born Sept. 7, 1931, to Hollie and Tillie (Aldridge) Carlisle in Zephyr. He attended school at Hudson and served for four years in the United States Coast Guard. He spent most of his adult life in Houston where he worked for Greyhound Bus Company, Associated Building Services and he retired form Bering Home Center. He spent the last 24 years in Rosebud. 

He is survived by: son, Chris Carlisle of Temple; daughter, Pam Krumnow and husband Doug of Cameron; brother, Travis Carlisle and wife Doris of Rusk; and four grandchildren, Zak Krumnow, Chad Henderson, Aaron Henderson and Grace Krumnow.

Memorials may be made to Relay For Life of Milam County.


Michael Lee Miller

Michael Lee Miller, 67, of Cameron died Sunday, July 30, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Wade Arnold and Wayne Kirk officiating.

Mr. Miller was born Feb. 15, 1950, in Cameron to Bennie Lee and Minta Gray (Jones) Miller. He was a graduate of C.H. Yoe High School.  He married Patricia Ann (Patsy) Gaghagen. Mr. Miller had work for BNSF Railroad. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Linda. 

Survivors include: his wife, Patsy Miller of Cameron; son, B.L. Miller of Lexington; daughter; Jessica Arnold of Orlando; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 6977 Main St. Houston, Texas, 77030-3701.

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


Elvira "Sissy" Hulsey

Elvira “Sissy” Hulsey, 86, of Thorndale, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in the Granger Villa in Granger.

Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, in the Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will also be Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Elvira Hulsey, lovingly known as “Sissy” was born Dec. 7, 1930, to Henry Richard Arnold and Annie Bertha (Remmert) Moehnke. Sissy was a restaurant owner and operator and in her quite time she loved to read western novels. She and Weldon Earl Hulsey were married until his death.

Sissy is preceded in death by her father, on Aug. 3, 1962; her mother on May 28, 1981; her husband on August 20, 1998; three brothers, Bennie Ray Moehnke, Glen Roy Moehnke and Carl Moehnke; and two sisters, Dorothy Drozd and Bernice Jrline Hollowell.


Ray Charles Melton

Memorial services for Ray Charles Melton, 58, of Cameron will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Mission for Souls Church in Cameron.  Private burial services will be at a later date.

Ray Melton was born July 31, 1958, in Cameron to Magnolia Melton and Henry Truman. He grew up in Cameron and attended O.J. Thomas School. 

He is survived by: a daughter, Laura Melton of Bryan; brother, David Melton of Cameron; sisters, Mary Jo Scott and Kenneth of Fort Worth,  and Janice Furlow of Dallas; nieces,  Aukitrian Elmore of Wisconsin, Ashley Hardeman of Fort Worth and Kyandra Hardeman of El Paso; nephews, Qujuan Melton of Dallas, Detorrence Melton of Fort Worth and Justin Melton of Rosebud; great-niece,  Aleesa Kikombe of Fort Worth; numerous cousins; and special friends,  the Alexander Family. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.


Gary Vinton

Gary Vinton, age 68, of Milano, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at his home in Milano. Services were held Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Burt Graham officiating. Burial was in the Milano Cemetery. Visitation was held before the services at the funeral home.

Gary was born Aug. 2, 1948, to Gerald “Bigun” and Eugenia “Genie” Fern (Williams) Vinton. He was a lifelong resident of Milano and a graduate of Milano High School, Class of 1966. He and Carolyn Yakesch were married Dec. 23, 1968, in the Milano First Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. From 1972 to 2003, he worked at Alcoa until his retirement. He was a member of Milano First Baptist Church and of Milano Volunteer Fire Department where he was serving as current president.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bigun on Dec. 17, 1997; and his mother, Genie on Aug. 3, 2008.


Lola Laura Gann

Mrs. Lola Laura Gann, 94, of Cameron, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, in a Temple Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Gann will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with Malcolm Kniffen officiating. Burial will follow in the Marlow Cemetery, near Cameron.

Mrs. Gann was born November 30, 1922, in Guadalupe County, to Oscar B. and Ida (Tonne) Zieschang. She was a homemaker and a member of the Orchard St. Church of Christ in Cameron.

Survivors included: three sons, David Gann and wife Erna Mae, Billy Gann and wife Joyce, and Richard Gann, all of Cameron; one sister, Lillie Mae Williams of Austin; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gayle Gann; two brothers; and three sisters.


Marjorie Brundrett Longeway

Marjorie Brundrett Longeway, 88, of Cameron died Friday, July 21, 2017, at her home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rockport Cemetery in Rockport.

Mrs. Longeway, a retired banker was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Fulton to Oliver and Violet (Johnson) Brundrett. She grew up in Rockport and graduated from Rockport High School. She then moved to Austin where she met and married Leon Longeway on June 2, 1955. Together they ran a poultry farm.

Her husband preceded her in death in 2015. She is survived by several cousins.

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


Daryl Howard

Daryl Howard, 68, of Cameron, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated. Services with military honors will be held at a later date.

Daryl was born Oct. 21, 1948, in Janesville, Wis., to Paul and Venice (Hamilton) Howard. He enlisted in the US Army in 1967 during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged upon his retirement in 1997.  He married Susie Orrick on June 28, 1987.  Daryl was a member of the Crossroads Biker Church in Rockdale and loved going to church.  He enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting and fishing, antiquing, and spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids. Daryl was a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association, a member of the VFW and American Legion and loved doing charitable motorcycle rides.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Venice Howard; brother, Richard Howard; and sister, Sandy Hicks.


Sarah Suzanne Patterson

A memorial service for Sarah Suzanne Patterson, 24, of Cameron was held Saturday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rogers, with Rev. Tommy Richardson and Rev. Robert Copeland officiating. Miss Patterson died Thursday, July 13, 2017, in an automobile accident near Buckholts.

She was born May 12, 1993, in Dallas, to Robert and Brenda Sue (Kunz) Patterson. She attended Rogers High School where she was active in the RHS Marching Band and Theater.  She was a member of the Rogers High School graduating class of 2011. She also attended Central Texas Beauty College, and was employed by Regis Hair Salon in Temple since her graduation in March of 2016. Miss Patterson was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogers.


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