Obituaries

Wed
21
Jun

Cirilo Castillo Jr.

Cirilo Castillo Jr., 23, of Cameron, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Rockdale due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 24, 2017, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Monica’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mr. Castillo was born March 30, 1994, in Temple to Cirilo Castillo and Esperanza Cortes Jimenez. He was currently serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. 

Mr. Castillo is survived by: his parents of Cameron; his grandmother, Antonia Reyes of Minerva; his brother, Alejandro Castillo; and his sisters, Azucena Castillo, Adriana Castillo, and Maria de Jesus Castillo.

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

Wed
21
Jun

James Fred Kaatz

James Fred Kaatz, 90, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, after battling lung cancer.
He was preceded in death by his special friend, Helen Rose. The two were together for over 18 years.  
He was also preceded in death by his five brothers and five sisters.
He leaves behind his daughter, Alisa Kaatz Ried; his son, James Fred Kaatz Jr.; his step-daughter, Elizabeth Graham; his grandchildren, Steven Ried Jr., Angela Ried-Elizondo, Beau Blackshear, and Sherry Beal; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and close friends. 
Mr. Kaatz was born on March 25, 1927, and raised in Buckholtz, the son of Rudolph and Helena (Harms) Kaatz. 

Mon
19
Jun

Wayne Ray Doskocil

Wayne Ray Doskocil, 81, of Holland, died Friday, June 16, 2017, in a Bartlett nursing facility. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Mark Nyguard officiating. Burial will follow in the Val Verde Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Doskocil, a retired farmer and rancher, was born May 1, 1936, in the Clarkson Community of Milam County, to Raymond P. and Ella Lynn (Pavelka) Doskocil.  He married Mozelle Shelton on July 14, 1956. 

Mr. Doskocil is survived by: his wife, Mozelle Doskocil of Holland; son, Doyle Wayne Doskocil of Buckholts; brother, Weldon Lee Doskocil of Holland; and three grandchildren, Clayton, Corey & Caitlen.

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

Tue
13
Jun

Barbara Schulte

Barbara Schulte passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Katy, at the age of 76. 

She was born on Oct. 18, 1940, in Cameron, to James P. Coward and Velma Hayes Coward. She was a proud graduate of Cameron Yoe High School. Barbara married Johnie Schulte in 1962 and lived in Houston, raising their family and residing for many years in Jersey Village. She enjoyed travel, playing card games, fishing, spending time with her grandkids, and was an enthusiastic fan and season ticket holder of the Houston Astros for over 25 years.

Thu
08
Jun

Mary Cruz Tamez



Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Mary Cruz Tamez passed away on June 5, 2017, she was 79 years old. 

Mary was born on Nov. 13, 1937 to Teodoro & Paula Cruz in Cameron.  In 1959, at the age of 22, Mary married the love of her life, Reuben Garcia Tamez, in Cameron. They were married for 56 years until the death of Reuben Garcia Tamez in December 2015.

Mary enjoyed reading, crocheting, embroidering and taking long walks with friends, family and her many dogs over the years. Mary had an infectious smile, tender heart and beautiful soul that overflowed with love that allowed her to always make friends with strangers.

Mary’s family was everything to her – she was the true measure of Unconditional Love.  Mary was a devout Catholic and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Wed
07
Jun

Ernest J. (E.J.) Provasek

Ernest J. (E.J.) Provasek, 92, of Cameron, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in a Cameron nursing facility. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Pastor Johnny Kueker officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Provasek was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Milam County to J.A. and Sophie (Ludwig) Provasek. He married Joyce Busker on Jan. 7, 1950, and she preceded him in death in September of 2016. He was the owner/ operator of the local John Deere dealership in Cameron for 25 years. He was a member of the San Andres Masonic Lodge #170 for 70+ years, and was the recipient of the Golden Trowel Award. 

Mon
05
Jun

Jessie William "Buddy" Eaton Jr.

Mr. Jessie William “Buddy” Eaton Jr., 69, of Buckholts, passed away Friday, June 2, at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Eaton will be held Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with the Rev. Billy Crow officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 8, at 3 p.m. at Acres Cemetery in Sherman.

Mr. Eaton was born Nov. 13, 1947, in Cameron to Jessie William and Katie (Russell) Eaton. He was a concrete truck driver. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include: his two sons, Virgil Goforth of Pottsboro and Jessie William Eaton III of Dallas; daughters, Terisa Eaton of Denison, La Nelda Tigue and Audrey Tigue, both of Hillsboro; brother, Gerald Eaton of Buckholts; and sister, Shirley Jurca of Buckholts. Mr. Eaton is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  the love of his life, Vickie, and one sister, Ida Eaton.

Mon
05
Jun

Raymond Alfred Urban

Mr. Raymond Alfred Urban, 68, of Cameron, passed away Wednesday, May 31, at a Temple hospital. Services for Mr. Urban were held Saturday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green Patterson Funeral Home, with Rev. Terry Atkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.

Mr. Urban was born Oct. 14, 1948, in Temple, to Arnold J. “Tutt” and Theresa (Giesie) Urban. He graduated from C. H. Yoe High School in 1967, where he played for the Yoemen football team. Mr. Urban was employed by Southwestern Bell as a cable splicer. He was a member of the NRA and AARP. He was also a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.

Survivors include: his brother, John Urban of Cameron; and sisters, Frances Adcox and Kathleen Thorpe, both of Cameron. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for the family was held Friday, June 2, at the Funeral Home.

Tue
30
May

Wanda Lee Shoaf

Wanda Lee Shoaf, 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 16.

Born in Cameron on Nov. 15, 1927. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Robert Lee Shoaf; and daughter, Dianah Tucker.

She is survived by her granddaughters, Angie Zbranek and fiance Dennis Shulz, Debbie Cantu and husband Mat, and Tina Zbranek; grandson, Chris Tucker and fiance Tiffany Unger; great-grandsons, Joey Cantu and Kyle Cantu; sisters, Nelda McLerran and Barbara Schulte; brother, Elton Coward adn wife Gloria; adn numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 23, at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway, in Houston. The Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held May 24 the the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven. Interment was in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Tue
30
May

Faye D. Smith

Faye D. Smith, 80, of Cameron, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was born Dec. 6, 1936.

Her visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017, and her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Both services will be held at True Love Family Worship Center, 705 N. Crockett Ave., in Cameron.  

Services are entrusted to All Families Mortuary in Hearne.

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