Obituaries

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. 

Wed
22
Aug

Earnest Renold Clifton

Earnest Renold Clifton, 58, of Cameron died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the North Orchard St. Church of Christ in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. Wake services will be held Friday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Mr. Clifton was a retired Minister of the Temple Crestview Church of Christ and had been very active in Jail Ministries. He was born April 30, 1960, in Cameron to George W. Clifton Jr. and Earnestine Riggins Clifton. He married Brenda Kay Spells. 

Earnest is survived by his wife, Brenda Clifton of Cameron; sons, Denzel Clifton of Cameron, Kassum Wesley of Killeen, Don Juan Spells of Temple, Barry Garrett Jr. of Cameron, Verdell Wells of Cameron, Joshua Lewis of San Angelo, and Justin Lewis of San Angelo; and seven grandchildren.

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

Tue
21
Aug

Tom Dupree Kirkscey

Tom Dupree Kirkscey, 89, of Rosebud, passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.

Tom was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Lott, to Thomas Cicero and Bernice Barnett Kirkscey. He graduated from Lott High School in 1945 and received an athletic scholarship to play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown. He graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

At Southwestern, he met the love of his life, Bena Taylor Kirkscey. They were married on July 25, 1948. After college, Tom coached several sports and taught business classes at Rochelle, Smithville, and Eagle Lake High Schools. In 1953, he and Bena moved to Rosebud to operate the Kirkscey Locker Plant until his retirement in 1993. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting with his customers.

Tue
21
Aug

Leland Glenn Dees

Leland Glenn Dees, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, surrounded by his family at the age of 72.

He was born July 11, 1946, in Cameron to Raymond Yates and Edna Mae (McDonald) Dees. He was a successful business man starting out selling vacuum cleaners and becoming an owner of Allstate Insurance Company before retiring a little over three years ago.

Leland enjoyed horseracing, going to the casinos, fishing, being a practical jokester; but most of all he enjoyed the time spent with his family and friends entertaining at his home with food and fun. 

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Daisy Dees; sons, Steven Dees, and John Dees and wife Amy; brothers, William Ray Dees and Terry Hardwick; his grandchildren, whom he referred to as “The Troops,” Madison Dees, Mason Dees, Makenna Dees, Abigail Boudreaux and Andre Boudreaux.

Tue
21
Aug

LeRoy Behringer

LeRoy Behringer, 85, of Gause, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in a Caldwell nursing and rehab facility. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Brother Larry Blackmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Gause Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the funeral home.

Mr. Behringer was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Mart to Henry A. and Theresa Augusta (Fenske) Behringer. He married Barbara Fuller Alford on Oct. 31, 1964, and she preceded him in death in 2006. 

He retired from General Tire and became a rancher. He served in the U.S. Navy and the American Legion. He was a 50-year member of the Fidelis Masonic Lodge #1127, a member of the York Rite, the Scottish Rite, Ben Hur Shriner and the Royal Jester #115.

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