Obituaries

Wed
05
Sep

Stephen J. Mendoza

Stephen J. Mendoza, 64, of Fort Worth and formerly of Cameron died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at his home. 

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Deacon Jack Murphy officiating.

Mr. Mendoza was born Sept. 17, 1953, in Cameron to Joe Mendoza and Dolores Jaramillo. He had worked as a maintenance mechanic. 

He is survived by: sons, Michael Mendoza of Lake Jackson, Scott Mendoza of Cameron, and Stephen Mendoza of Fort Worth; daughter, Ashley Ibarra of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Tony Mendoza of Temple and Jesse Mendoza of Cameron; sisters, Margaret Luna of Temple and Obeta Martinez of Caldwell; and eight grandchildren.

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

Tue
04
Sep

Sharon Ann Balch

Sharon Ann Balch, 67, of Cameron died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at her residence.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Deacon Bill Smetana officiating. Burial will follow in the Walkers Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Balch was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Cameron to Norman and Lottie (Young) Cook.  She had worked as a bookkeeper for many years.  She was a member of the Little River Baptist Church. 

She is survived by: daughters, Elizabeth “Lynn” Morris of London, Ontario, Johanna Doskocil and husband Charlie of Burlington, and Rebekka Arnold and husband Aaron of Buckholts; and nine grandchildren.

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

 

Tue
04
Sep

Cesare Mancuso

Mr. Cesare Mancuso, 85, of Cameron passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in a Temple hospital. 

A memorial service for Mr. Mancuso will be held at First United Methodist Church on Sept. 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Geoff Lightsey officiating.

Mr. Mancuso was born in Sicily, Italy, to Sebastian and Giovanna Mancuso. He came to the United States in 1960 and became a U. S. Citizen in 1965. He was an architectural woodworker and also worked in the oilfield industry.  Mr. Mancuso was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cameron but remained a devout Roman Catholic.

Tue
04
Sep

Carlos Daniel Valles

Carlos Daniel Valles, 19, of Cameron died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2018, as result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Milam County near Rogers.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Monica Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mr. Valles was born July 13, 1999, in Four Piers, Fla., to Bertha Oviedo and Perpetuo Valles. 

He was working for Big Creek Construction. 

He is survived by: parents, Bertha Oviedo of Cameron and Perpetuo Valles of Florida; grandparents, Maria Rangel of Cameron and Jenaro Oviedo of Mexico; brothers, Jose Omar Valles of Cameron and Luis Valles of Cameron; sisters, Rosa Valles of Cameron and Luzenda Lizbeth Landa of Cameron.

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

Tue
04
Sep

Jakob Calvin Edward Gordon

Jakob Calvin Edward Gordon, infant child of John Richard and Allison Marie (Baker) Gordon, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in a Mineral Wells hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. David Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Cemetery in Buckholts. Visitation was held Monday at the funeral home.

Jakob was born April 24, 2018, in Mineral Wells. 

He is survived by: his parents John Richard and Allison Marie (Baker) Gordon of Mineral Wells; brothers, John Richard Gordon Jr. and James Lee Gordon, both of Mineral Wells, and Richard Alan Gordon of Rockdale; grandparents, Cindy Lee Baker of Lampasas, Jimmy John Baker of Rockdale, Patricia Mae Dodd of Corpus Christi, and James Alan Gordon Sr. of Alabama; great-grandparents, Calvin Allison of Spicewood and Velma Fino Buckholts.

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

Fri
31
Aug

Heather Regina Wells

Heather Regina Wells, 32, of Temple, formerly of Cameron, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Killeen.

Services for Ms. Wells will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at 11 a.m., at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Heather was born August 1, 1986, in Liberty, Texas, to Kenneth Sr. and Christel (Majors) Wells. She was a 2004 graduate of C. H. Yoe High School in Cameron.

Survivors include: husband, Joel Van Horn of Cedar Park; son, Mason Brunson of Cameron; parents, Douglas and Christel Roach of Temple; brother, Kenneth Wells Jr. of Dallas; sisters, Ashlee Majors of Killeen and Christel Peck and husband Ian of Seattle, Wash.

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

 

 

Fri
31
Aug

Delinda Gail Nichols

Delinda Gail Nichols, 55, of Cameron died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Troxel officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Nichols was born June 15, 1963, in Austin to Floyd B. and Mary Delores (Lang) Vinson.  She married Terry Nichols on July 30, 1994, and had worked as a secretary. She was a member of Battetown Baptist Church. 

She is survived by: husband, Terry Nichols of Cameron; daughter, Elizabeth Michaela Nichols of Cameron; son, Kerry Jay Nichols of Cameron; mother, Mary Sheeley of Cameron; sisters, Virginia Sheeley of Cameron, Tammy Renie Duval Gray of Florence and Loretta Lynn Conn of Arkansas.

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

 

 

  

Mon
27
Aug

Rebeca G. Rangel

Mrs. Rebeca G. Rangel, 80, of Cameron, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in a Cameron nursing facility. 

Mass will be held for Mrs. Rangel on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Fr. Dimitri Colankin officiating.  Burial is to follow in Hernandez Cemetery. Rosary will be said Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Green-Patterson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rangel was born April 11, 1938, in Sonora, to Filiberto and Carmen (Castaneda) Gonzales. She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church.

Mon
27
Aug

William Arnold Kornegay

Mr. William Arnold Kornegay, 92, of Gause, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, in a Bryan hospice facility.

Services were held Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Gause Full Gospel Church with Jerry Burns officiating. Interment followed in the Gause cemetery.

Mr. Kornegay was born June 18, 1926, in Gause to Robert A. and Bessie (Green) Kornegay. He was a rancher in Milam County most of his life. Mr. Kornegay was a member and past president of the Texas Southern Gospel Music Association and a member of the Gause Full Gospel Church. He was married to Mary Gladys Kornegay, who preceded him in death in 2009.

Survivors include his son, Billy Kornegay and wife Shannon of Rockdale; daughters, Janice Kornegay of Arlington, Stephany Gladd and husband Gary of Alvarado, and Pam Courtney and husband Odis of Gause; brother, Harold Kornegay and wife Patty of Snyder; and sister, Gladys Keith of Macon, Ga. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Thu
23
Aug

Duane Allen Vizena

Duane Allen Vizena, 49, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born Sept. 2, 1968, in San Antonio to Archie and Nell Vizena.  He is a 1986 graduate of Thorndale High School. Duane married Selynda Sherman Vizena on June 8, 1996, in Taylor. Duane was a husband and father that loved with his whole heart. He was a fiercely loyal friend that could always be counted on. His humor and quick wit drew many to him.  He was never far from one of his kids sport activities (or the concession stand cooking burgers). He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Selynda Vizena; a daughter, Jordyn Vizena; a son, Jake Vizena; his mom, Nell Vizena; brother, Jerry Vizena; and sister, Amy Wenzel with her husband Chad Wenzel and sons Tucker Wenzel and Gage Wenzel. 

He was preceded in death by his dad, Archie Vizena; and his grandparents. 

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