Obituaries

Fri
14
Jul

Melodie Hope Jones

Melodie Hope Jones, age 20, of Milano, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, near Gause.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, in the Milano High School Gymnasium, 600 North 6th Street in Milano, with burial to follow in the Milano Cemetery in Milano. Visitation will be Thursday evening, July 20, from 6-8 p.m., at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Melodie was born to Jeffery Steven and Jimann (Peed) Jones on July 30, 1996. She was a recent 2015 Graduate of Milano High School and was pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse at Blinn College. She loved life and she loved people. She always believed the best in everyone she met. She loved her family, friends, and especially her cat, Zoey. She was dedicated in the Milano First Baptist Church and later baptized in the Somerville Lake as a young lady. She always chose God first in her life and prayer was very important to her.

Tue
11
Jul

Irene Mildred Arldt Schneider

Irene Mildred Arldt Schneider, 87, of Thorndale, peacefully went to be with her Lord on July 4, 2017. 

She was born in Coryell County on Jan. 18, 1930, to Carl (Charlie) and Lillie Richter Arldt. She was baptized on Jan. 26, 1930, and confirmed on April 18, 1943, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in The Grove, where she also completed her schooling.

She worked at Scottish Rite Dormitory in Austin. Irene was married to Rhylan Victor Schneider on Aug. 22, 1948, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in The Grove. Irene and Rhylan enjoyed 58 blessed years of marriage.

Tue
11
Jul

Earnestine Clifton

Earnestine Clifton, 73, (born Nov. 9,1943) of Cameron, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. 

Her visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 14. Her funeral service is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Both services will be held at North Orchard Street Church of Christ - 1000 N Orchard Ave Cameron, Texas 76520. 

Her services are entrusted to All Families Mortuary in Hearne (www.allfamiliesmortuary.com).

Tue
11
Jul

Eudora Virginia Williams Leslie

Eudora Virginia Williams Leslie, 92, of Cedar Park, formerly of Taylor, and McNeil, Ark., passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin. 

Eudora was born at home on Sept. 5, 1924, near Emerson in Columbia County, Ark., and she was a public school teacher, writer of teacher-training and children’s religious literature, manager, and other professions in Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Eutoga Sanders Williams; husband, Reuben Leslie; and brothers, Regnold and Errol; and sister, Mary Vern Williams.

Tue
11
Jul

Bernice Caffey-Moore

Bernice Caffey-Moore, 94, of Rockdale, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Taylor.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 10, 2017, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, with internment following at Salty Cemetery in the Salty Community. Visitation was held Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the funeral home.

Bernice was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Salty, to Luther and Catherine (Storey) Jackson. She attended Salty Community School and spent most of her career as a beautician in Thorndale. She was also a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Rockdale and loved playing dominoes and cards with friends and family. Bernice married W.C. (Claude) Caffey on Sept. 4, 1939, in Thorndale. Claude passed away in 1992, and she married Luther Moore on March 9, 1998, in Rockdale.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Claude Caffey; second husband, Luther Moore; son, Lee Roy Caffey, and daughter-in-law, Judy Hudson Caffey.

Tue
11
Jul

Joel Warren Simank

Joel Warren Simank, 40, passed away and into the arms of Jesus on July 5, 2017, surrounded by the ones who loved him most. 1 Corinthians 5:8, John 3:16. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial to follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at the funeral home.

Joel Simank was born September 6, 1976, in Taylor. He was raised in Rockdale and Thorndale by his loving parents. 

Tue
11
Jul

James Tate

James Tate, 80, of Cameron, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, in a Temple hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Bro. Wayne Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Tate, a retired machinist and cattleman, was born June 29, 1937, in Crawford, to Edgar and Ruby (Brunson) Tate. He married Carolyn Wall. He was a member of the Marlow Baptist Church. 

He was survived by: wife, Carolyn Tate of Cameron; son, Jimmy Tate and wife Lisa of Murphy; brother, Randy Booth and wife Marsha of Waco; sisters, Rosa Lee Wetzel and husband Wilbur of McGregor, and Darlene Jackson and husband Carl of Waco; two grandchildren, Matthew and Brysen; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Mon
03
Jul

Albert A. Lange

Albert A. Lange, 82, of Temple, passed away peacefully after a long illness, Sunday, July 2, 2017, in The Woodlands, surrounded by his family.

Albert was born Jan. 15, 1935, in Cameron to A. W. and Minnie (Pick) Lange. He grew up in Buckholts and received his B.S. and M.S. in Education from Southwest Texas State Teachers College. He married La Rita Ruth Danneberg on July 13, 1957. Albert taught and coached in Garden City, Llano, Ennis and retired from Clear Creek High School in 1990 where he was the Head Guidance Counselor.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, La Rita R. Lange; daughter, Susan (Michael) Welbes; son, B. Scott Lange; brother, Kennard Lange; and grandchildren Sarah and Rachel Welbes and Matthew and Emma Lange.

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the loving staff of Silverado Memory Care and Silverado Hospice.

Services are pending with Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron.

Tue
27
Jun

Frank Buster Fox Jr.

Memorial services for Frank Buster Fox Jr., age 69, of Lake Jackson will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church with Alan Trafford officiating. Interment will be at Marlow Cemetery Cameron at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29.  The visitation will be at Lakewood Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28.

Frank was born 1947 in Terre Haute, Ind. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman from 1964 to 1970. He Retired from Dow after 40 years working as an EH&S Technician. He was the Historian and active member of the American Legion Post 306.  He enjoyed running, cycling, hiking, golfing, walking, fishing and was a skilled carpenter, and a great cook.

Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Burnett Fox; children, Kara Fox and Matthew Hoelscher and wife Natalie; sisters, Carole Schneider and Janice Bonner; nieces and nephews, Karen, Susie, David, and Kenny; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mon
26
Jun

Berta Jean Woelfel

Berta Jean Woelfel, 72, of San Antonio, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, in Schertz. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale, with burial following at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

 Berta was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Williamson County to Willis Arthur and Berdie Lee Gambrell. She graduated from Thorndale High School. Berta married Milton Woelfel Aug. 15, 1963, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Thorndale and soon after, they moved to San Antonio. She was a member of King of Kings Church in San Antonio.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Milton Woelfel; granddaughter, Courtney Woelfel; parents, Willis and Berdie Gambrell; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Sturdivant.

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