Obituaries

Fri
29
Jun

Larry Alfred Green

Larry Alfred Green, 54, of Cameron died Tuesday, June 26, at his home. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating.  Burial will be at a later date. Rosary will be Sunday at 6 p.m. with visitation to follow at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Chapel.

Larry, a self-employed mechanic, was born Jan. 26, 1964, in Temple to Virgil and Joyce (Ruzicka) Green. He graduated from Rogers High School and he married Pamela Lewin on Feb. 13, 1988. He was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church where he had served on the parish council, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10186 and he had served on the Cameron ISD School Board. 

Fri
29
Jun

L.V. Miller Jr.

L.V. Miller Jr. was born on Oct. 20, 1959, to the late L.V. Miller Sr. and Dora Miller. He attended C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron. After graduation he served in the National Guard.

He accepted Christ later in life, becoming a member of Mission for Souls Church in Cameron.

Jr. leaves to cherish his memory one son, Larry Blaylock (Aja); one grandson, Dontrell Blaylock; one granddaughter, Misshlay Blaylock; and a very special friend, Debra Blaylock; five brothers, John L. Melton Sr. (Beverly), James E. Melton Sr., Quiency Miller, Marvin Miller, and Clarence L. Miller; four sisters, Christine Howard (John), Deloris Melton, Marilyn Tidwell, and Sandra Haynes; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

 

Wed
27
Jun

Dorothy Turpen

Dorothy Marie Turpen born Dorothy Marie Wagner on Jan. 22, 1945, in Austin, to Dorothy Evelyn Wagner (Simmank) and Walter A. Wagner. She married Richard Turpen in 1962 and has three children.  Dorothy passed peacefully to heaven to be with Richard on June 16.

She is survived by two daughters and one son, Sheila Lopez of Rockdale, Venita Smith and husband Dennis of Briarcliff and Ricky Turpen of Rockdale; one brother, Lonnie A. Wagner and wife Diane of Burnet County.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren and their spouses: Tony Lopez and wife Amanda, Joey Lopez and wife Stephanie, Daniel Lopez and wife Heather, Billy Phillips and wife Chenell, Cody Phillips and wife Melissa, and Tiffany Turpen; and 12 great-grandchildren, Mckena, Steven, Mason, Nicholas, Zachary, Jaycee, Ashtyn, Austin, William, Olivia, Landon, and Addison.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Turpen; brother, Larry A. Wagner; and grandson, Michael J Phillips.

Tue
26
Jun

Donald Blake Harless

Donald Blake Harless, 21, of Cameron, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Milano High School Gymnasium in Milano, with burial following at Burns Cemetery in the community of Blue near Lexington. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 22, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Blake was born April 18, 1997, in Houston, to Ty Harless and Jennifer (Barfield) Mueck. He graduated from Milano High School where he played on the Milano Eagles football team.  Following high school, he attended Texas State Technical College in Waco. Blake worked for Dudley Construction out of College Station as a construction worker for the past five months and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Milano. 

Tue
26
Jun

Floyd Steele Cooley

Floyd Steele Cooley, age 66, died peacefully in his sleep on June 23, 2018, at his vacation home in Jasper, Ark.

Steele was born on the Feb. 28, 1952, to parents Bennie and Floyd Cooley of Maud, Texas. He married his wife, Marion Cooley, on the July 16, 1977. He was a charter member of the Kappa Sigma Lambdau Tau Fraternity at Baylor University. He retired from work as the Technology Director at Cameron ISD in 2008, and previously made a living as a high school history teacher, home builder, and cattle rancher.

He very much enjoyed offshore fishing, cars, UFOlogy, tending his apple orchard, and most recently, the company of his granddaughter, Charlotte. He will be remembered for his sharp mind, quick wit, and infectious sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Cooley of Cameron; son and daughter-in-law, Colin and Tara Cooley of New Braunfels; granddaughter, Charlotte Cooley of New Braunfels; and brother, Greg Cooley of Fort Worth.

Thu
14
Jun

Douglas Lennett Williams

Douglas Lennett Williams, 84, of Buckholts, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 11, 2018, surrounded by family. 

Thu
14
Jun

Donna Joyce Eddy

Donna Joyce Eddy passed on May 26, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She was born March 1, 1944, in Niles, Mich., to Oscar and Barbara Dean. She married Kenneth Eddy. 

She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Borton of Rosebud, Kristy Marek of Cameron, and Tracy and husband Donald Webb of Springhill, Mo.; one sister, Phyllis and husband Howard Dean of Novi, Mich.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Judy Harmon and Susan Mason.

Tue
12
Jun

Robert Fontaine Jones

Robert Fontaine Jones, 81, of Cameron passed from this life to his Heavenly home on June 11, 2018, in a Temple hospital with family and friends supporting him.

A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at Marlow Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Kirk officiating.  Interment will follow in the Marlow Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Robert was born May 6, 1937, in Jones Prairie Texas to George W. and Florence (Parker) Jones. He proudly served in the United States Army in the 1960’s stationed in Germany. He retired from Alcoa after more than 37 years. He married Betty Johnson on March 16, 1992. He was a member of Marlow Baptist Church where he had many friends whom he loved dearly and were a huge part of his life. 

Tue
12
Jun

Diana Denise Gabriel

Diana Denise Gabriel, 64, of Cameron, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at her home.  

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. George Thirumangalam officiating. Burial will follow in the Little River Cemetery near Jones Prairie. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Gabriel was born April 21, 1954, in Pineville, La., in Rapides Parish to Joseph Preston and Velma Louise (Rachal) Delrie. She received her Associate Degrees in Computer Science and Application Engineering.  She married Lawrence Gabriel Jr. on Oct. 26, 1974, in Chapel Hill. Diana had two children and eight grandchildren.  She last worked at TSTC in Waco and enjoyed working with the students.

Mon
11
Jun

Neil Barr

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Neil Barr, 80, of Kilgore will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Rev. Ron Byrd and Mike Conner officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. one hour prior to the service. Mr. Barr passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018, at his home in Kilgore.

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