Funeral services for Lola Jackson, 91, of Rockdale, were held at 12-noon
Monday, Aug. 23, 1999 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale
with burial at 4 p.m. Monday at Perry Cemetery in Tomball. Rev. O.E. Davidson
of Milam County Church of Christ officiated.
Mrs. Jackson died Friday, Aug. 20 at Central Texas Hospital in Cameron.
She was a Rockdale resident since 1977.
She was born June 11, 1908 in Harris County to Francis M. and Nancy
Falba (Vernon) Hargrave. She married Carl Jackson on July 21, 1936 in Hempstead.
Mrs. Jackson worked as a secretary at Herman Hospital for 17 years. She
was a member of Milam County Church of Christ and loved working and planting
a garden, both vegetables and roses. She also enjoyed playing dominoes
Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers, Lee
B., Clem, Archie, Tom and Vernon Hargrave; and two sisters, Edith Jackson
and Winnie King.
Survivors include a daughter, Scarlett Freed and husband Rocky of Rockdale;
granddaughter, Angela Ann Freed Glaspie of Rockdale; and one great granddaughter,
Sara Ann Glaspie.
Graveside services for Alzelena Lawhon, 72, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 25, 1999 at Friendship Cemetery near Davilla with Pastor Tom Tynes
Mrs. Lawhon died Tuesday, Aug. 24 in Scott & White Hospital in
Temple. She was a Rockdale resident since 1974, formerly of Humble.
She was born Sept. 17, 1926 in Oplin to Joseph and Ola Faye (Bains)
Ward. She attended school in Rockdale and later married William S. Lawhon
Sr. on Jan. 7, 1945 in Houston. Mrs. Lawhon as a homemaker.
Preceding her in death were her husband and an infant daughter, Mary
Survivors include two sons, William Smith Lawhon Jr. and Robert F.
Lawhon, both of Rockdale; two adopted sons, Joseph Isaac Lawrence of Montgomery
County and Stanley Eugene Davis of Rockdale; a daughter, Sylvia Evon Grant
of Rockdale; a sister, Mary Marie Puttes of Houston; 11 grandchildren,
7 step-grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for H.D. “Shorty” Solomon, 73, were held at 10 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 23, 1999 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale
with burial following at Mt. Zion Cemetery in the Minerva community. Rev.
Dean Evans, a Baptist pastor from Flatonia, officiated.
Mr. Solomon died Friday, Aug. 20 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple
after a lengthy illness. He was a Minerva resident since 1966, formerly
of Rockdale, and resided in Milam County since 1955.
He was born June 20, 1926 in the Yarrelton community to Henry H. and
Flora Mae (Lynch) Solomon. He attended school at Briar, near Rosebud and
Springs. Mr. Solomon worked as a crane operator for Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations
and retired after 36 and one-half years.
Mr. Solomon married Alma Ruth McAlpine on Oct. 28, 1944 in Pleasant
Grove near Rosebud. He was a lifetime member of Rockdale VFW Post 6525,
the American Legion, a member of the Minerva Volunteer Fire Department
and former MVFD Chief.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Burt Solomon;
a granddaughter, Chelsey Edrea Solomon; three brothers, Homer, Lois and
Ray Solomon; and a sister, Asalee Franke.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ruth Solomon of Minerva; three
sons, Preston Solomon, Wayne Solomon and Edric Solomon, all of Minerva;
eight grandchildren, Kelly Lane, Cherilyn Taylor, Charity Solomon, Bethany
Solomon, Shandy Ellison, Shawn Ellison, Billy Solomon and Dean Solomon;
four sisters, Josephine Miller and Lucille Chappell, both of Rosebud, Glenda
Ann Hogg of Rosenthal and Gertrude Brown of El Campo; and nine great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Shawn Ellison, Royce Deaver, Dean Solomon, Ragene
Solomon, Eddie Lane and Billy Ray Solomon. Honorary pallbearers were Sam
Buris, Andrew Jenkins, Ervin McDaniels and Doug Kirk.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
MILANO—Graveside services for Nellie E. Hughes, 85, were held at 11
a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999 in Milano Cemetery with Rev. Charles Cole
of Milano Baptist Church officiating.
Mrs. Hughes died Monday, Aug. 16 at her home. She was a Levelland resident
since October of 1995, formerly of Arizona, California and Oregon.
She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Milano to Rupert J. and Ruby (Davidson)
Stewart. Mrs. Hughes attended Southwest Texas Teacher College in San Marcos.
She married Emmett H. Hughes on Dec. 23, 1938 in Mojave, California and
was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Hughes on
March 16, 1998; her parents; and a sister, Ruby Stone.
Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Dunn of Levelland; a sister, Marie
Strawn of San Antonio; and two grandchildren, David Dunn and Valerie Addington.
REFUGIO—Ruth Stribling McClintock, 101, of Refugio, died Tuesday, Aug.
She was born April 14, 1898 in Rockdale to the late C.K. and Mary Copeland
Stribling. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian.
Survivors are two daughters, Rebekah Lou Scott and Ruth Jeanette McClintock,
both of Refugio; a son, William Simpson McClintock Jr. of Kenner, Louisiana;
a sister, Cornelia Stribling of Rockdale; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren;
and nine great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Simpson McClintock.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church with
Rev. James R. Stewart officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Refugio.
Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 28, Refugio,
CARTHAGE—Funeral services for Mrs. Royce Lee Tipton Patton, 84, were
held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 1999 at Jimerson Funeral Home in Carthage
with Rev. Freddy Mason officiating. Burial followed at 4:30 p.m. at Oak
Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mrs. Patton died Wednesday, Aug. 18 in Carthage, where she had resided
She was born Jan. 15, 1915 in Breckenridge, Texas to I.B. and Algia
Brown Bullock. Mrs. Patton was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist
Preceding her in death were W.T. Tipton and J.D. Patton and one son,
Survivors include two sons, Larry Tipton of Carthage and Don Hodges
and wife Joyce of Texas City; a brother, Floyd Bullock and wife Martha
of Breckenridge; a sister, Marjorie Crockett of Rockdale; six grandchildren,
four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
BURLINGTON—Funeral services for Leona Annie Rummel, 84, of the Burlington
community, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 1999 at Marek-Burns-Laywell
Funeral Home in Cameron with burial following in Ben Arnold Cemetery. Rev.
James T. Wheeless officiated.
Mrs. Rummel died Saturday, Aug. 21 in a Cameron nursing home.
She was born Oct. 30, 1914 in the Walkers Creek community of Milam
County to Otto and Helena Barkemeyer Lucko. She was a retired homemaker
and was a lifetime member of the United Church of Christ in Ben Arnold.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Rummel of Cameron; a son, Leon
Rummel of Bryan; two brothers, Charlie Lucko and Monroe Lucko, both of
Cameron; one grandchild and two great grandchildren.
CAMERON—Funeral services for Julian Balboa, 6, were held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Rev.
Tom Hanus officiating. Burial followed in Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron.
The boy died Thursday, Nov. 4 in a Temple hospital due to injuries
sustained in an automobile-pedestrian accident. He was a Cameron resident.
He was born Jan. 15, 1993 in Temple. Julian was a first grader at Ben
Milam Elementary School in Cameron.
He is survived by his parents, Rick and Isabel Balboa of Cameron; three
sisters, Melissa Balboa, Gina Balboa and Kristina Balboa, all of Cameron;
his maternal grandmother, Frances Soriano of Cameron; and paternal grandparents,
Theodore and Martha Balboa of Cameron.
FEDOR—Funeral services for Alma Emilie Brade, 93, of the Fedor community,
were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999 at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Fedor with Rev. Wayne Schumpe officiating. Burial followed in Trinity Lutheran
Mrs. Brade died Sunday, Nov. 7 in the Hennesey Nursing Center in Giddings.
She was born March 4, 1906 in Fedor to Carl Winkler and Marie Herzog
Winkler. She married Herman E. Brade on Oct. 27, 1929 and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Brade was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Elwood Brade;
a daughter, Laverne; a grandson, Monroe Brade Jr.; a great grandchild,
Mellissa Ann; three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include six children, Gilbert Brade and wife Hazel of Opelousas,
Louisiana, Bernice Kalbas and husband Carl of Serbin, Ernie Melcher and
husband Reuben of Rockdale; Monroe Brade Sr. and wife Joycelyn of Fedor,
Gladys Pitts and husband Ralph of Giddings and Eldor Brade and wife Elaine
of Fedor; 17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild;
a sister, Elsie Pillack of Giddings; five siblings, Herbert Brade of Giddings,
Amanda Kunkel and husband Earl of Paige, Lydia Briggs of Corpus Christi,
Dorothy Brade and Esther Brade, both of Lincoln; and numerous nieces and
FEDOR—Funeral services for Elsie Louise Pillack, 87, of the Fedor community,
were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999 at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Fedor with burial following at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Schumpe
Mrs. Pillack died Sunday, Nov. 7 at Hennesey Nursing Center in Giddings.
She was born April 28, 1912 in Fedor to Carl Winkler and Marie Herzog
Winkler. She married William Pillack on Nov. 22, 1931 and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pillack was preceded in death by her husband, a son, three brothers
and two sisters.
Survivors include a daughter, C. Joyce Iselt and husband Elmo of Fedor;
daughter-in-law, Gloria Pillack of Fedor; six grandchildren, Keith Iselt
and wife Jessie of Spicewood, Joette Davis and husband Richard of Smithwick,
Janice Iselt of Pflugerville, David Pillack and wife Brenda and Janet Spitzenberger
and husband Robert, all of Lexington, and Amy Magnuson and husband Bradley
of McDade; 10 great grandchildren, brother-in-law, Emil Pillack and wife
Ella of Agua Dulce; and numerous nieces and nephews.
CAMERON—Funeral services for Ella Fuessel Zavrel Champagne, 77, of
Temple, formerly of Buckholts, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999
in St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Rev. Sang-Yil Lee officiating.
Burial followed in St. Monica’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Champagne died Wednesday, Nov. 3 in a Temple hospital.
She was born April 20, 1922 in the Lilac community in Milam County
to Hugo and Ella Zander Fuessel, one of 11 children. She was a member of
the KJZT, the American Legion and she was past president of the Order of
the Benevolent Does. Mrs. Champagne was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Temple. In addition to being a homemaker and a seamstress, she
had worked at the V.A. and Santa Fe Hospitals in Temple.
Mrs. Champagne was preceded in death by her two husband, Ladis J. Zavrel
in 1969 and by Charles Champagne Sr. in 1984.
Survivors include two daughter, Nancy Jane Green and husband Edward
of Friendswood and Patricia Ann Fuchs and husband Dwight of Georgetown;
five grandchildren, Kathleen Green of Friendswood, Jennifer Green of Houston,
Everett Green of San Marcos, Lisa Green Dach and husband Shawn of Zabcikville
and Spencer Green and wife Tina of Granger; by two great grandchildren,
Kacey Lynn Dach and Clayton Spencer Green; and by two brothers and one
CAMERON—Funeral services for Jerome Joseph Darilek, 82, of Cameron,
will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
in Praha with Rev. Bartsch and Rev. Chernoch officiating. Burial will follow
in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Praha.
Mr. Darilek died Sunday, Nov. 7 in a Temple hospital.
He was born Jan. 30, 1917 in Flatonia to Charles and Emma Hrncir Darilek.
He was a retired salesman for the Lone Star Beer distributor. Mr. Darilek
was an Army Air Force Veteran of World War II and was a member of St. Monica’s
Church in Cameron.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Darilek of Cameron; two sons, Michael
Darilek and wife Kay of Garland and Mark Darilek of Ennis; a daughter,
Linda Nettles and husband Eddie of Lake Jackson; four sisters, Anita Hines
of Victoria, Irene Deitzel of Seguin, Bernice Janicek of Premont and Gladys
Long of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; five grandchildren and four great
CAMERON—Funeral services for Flora Crouch Kirk, 86, of Cameron, were
held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home
in Cameron with Rev. Fred Lang officiating. Burial followed in the Liberty
Cemetery near the Hanover community.
Mrs. Kirk died Saturday, Nov. 6 in a Cameron nursing home. She was
a Cameron resident.
She was born Feb. 8, 1913 in Lee County to Lonnie and Leona Taylor
Crouch. Mrs. Kirk was a retired homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. “Buck” Kirk; two brothers,
J.T. Crouch and Denson Crouch; and two sisters, Annie LaFevere and Lena
Survivors include three sons, J.L. Kirk Jr. of Cameron, Stanley Kirk
and wife Jeanie of Troy and Kenneth Paul Kirk of Cameron; a daughter, Wanda
Elliott and husband Bobby of Cameron; two brothers, Louis Crouch of Pasadena
and Wesley Crouch of Cameron; a sister, Martha Kirk of Cameron; four grandchildren
and four great grandchildren.
CAMERON—Funeral services for Ann Marak, 92, of Cameron were held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron
with burial following in St. Monica’s Cemetery. Rev. Tom Hanus officiated.
Mrs. Marak died Thursday, Nov. 4 in a Temple hospital.
She was born March 31, 1907 in Cameron. Mrs. Marak was a retired homemaker
and was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by two husband, Frank Kamenicky and Roman
Marak; a son, Richard Kamenicky; and a daughter, Betty Jo Ach.
Survivors include three sons, Frank Kamenicky and wife Charlene of
Cameron, Roman Marak Jr. of Alamogordo, New Mexico and Arthur Gene Marak
of Jacksonville, Arkansas; two daughters, Janice Klecka and husband Frank
of Cameron and Mary Frances Tepera and husband George of Bay City; a sister,
Frances Tracey of La Feria; two half-brothers, Leo Porubsky of Temple and
Charlie Porubsky of Ratibor; a half-sister, Albina Mayer of Buckholts;
9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Scott & White Hospice in Temple.
CAMERON—Funeral services for Lydia Clara Schigut, 87, of Killeen, formerly
of Cameron, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999 at St. Monica’s
Catholic Church in Cameron with Rev. Tom Hanus officiating. Burial followed
in St. Monica’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Schigut died Saturday, Nov. 6 in a Killeen hospital..
She was born May 23, 1912 in Rockdale to Enoch and Herminia Wanoreck.
She was a retired homemaker.
Mrs. Schigut was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph P. “Red” Schigut
Survivors include a son, Billy Schigut of Killeen; a sister, Ann Wilderman
of San Antonio; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mable Simank, 81, were held at 11 a.m. Friday
at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial following
in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Rev. Brian Bauer of Peace Lutheran Church officiated.
Mrs. Simank died Wednesday, May 24 at Round Rock Hospital after a short
illness. She was a Rockdale resident for the past 42 years, having moved
from Thorndale in 1958.
She was born Dec. 6, 1918 in the Gay Hill community near Rockdale to
Willie C. Hirt and Luella (Middleton) Hirt. Mrs. Simank attended school
in Nile and Thorndale. She married Fred L. Simank on Dec. 20, 1936 in Thorndale
and was a homemaker. She also worked at the Sewing Factory in Cameron and
in Taylor. Mrs. Simank was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She was a
member and the first president of the Rockdale VFW Post 6525 Ladies Auxiliary,
and was a former member of the Rockdale American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed playing bingo all over Central Texas and took a trip to Las
Vegas to play bingo.
Mrs. Simank was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Simank on
April 9, 1990; a son, Bobby Simank on July 17, 1977; and a brother, John
C. “Sonny” Hirt on Aug. 18, 1973.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Simank and wife Rhonda of Thorndale
and Al Simank and wife Kay of Rockdale; a daughter, Cherry hall and husband
Darren of Thrall; a brother, Robert Hirt and wife Jo of Houston; brother-in-law,
Jessie Schroeder of Thorndale; sister-in-law, Eva Dale Hirt of Rockdale;
22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Johnny Hirt, Howard Biar, Jessie Schroeder, Billy
Maddox, Gordon Samuelson and Clark McKinney.
Honorary pallbearers were: Paul Johnson and Grandsons.
Funeral services for Ben Edgar Davis, 70, formerly of Rockdale, were
held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at Rising Star Baptist Church in Rockdale
with burial following in New Oak Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Herman Davis of Grand
Blanc, Michigan officiated.
Mr. Davis died Thursday, May 25 in Metroplex Health System in Killeen.
He was a Copperas Cove resident.
He was born June 25, 1929 in Tracey.
Survivors include five sisters, Julia Embra and Mary Ware, both of
Kalamazoo, Michigan, Bessie Davis of Rockdale, Belivia Khadivi of Austin
and Linda Alexander of Houston; four brothers, Waymon Davis of Brownfield,
Rev. Herman Davis of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Lafayette Davis of Austin and
Leonard Davis of Rockdale; an uncle, Frankie Jackson of Lubbock; and a
host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, relatives
Pallbearers were Leonard Davis, David Davis, Equalan Davis, Lafayette
Davis, Robert Brady and Anthony Jackson.
CAMERON—Funeral services for Myrtle Henry Burnett, 92, of Cameron,
were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000 at Marlow Baptist Church with
Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial followed in Marlow Cemetery.
Mrs. Burnett died Thursday, May 25 in a Cameron rest home.
She was born Aug. 4, 1907 in Rising Star to Eldridge Allen and Pearl
Hardwick Henry. She married Grier E. Burnett on Nov. 3, 1927 and the couple
lived in the Corbet community near Corsicana for a while before moving
to Cameron in 1943. Mrs. Burnett was preceded in death by her husband and
a sister, Gertrude J. Whitaker.
Survivors include three children, Evelyn Bailey and husband Edward
of Highland Haven, Henry L. Burnett and wife Altie “Bonnie” of Marlin and
Luther Burnett and wife Ella Mae of Cameron; five grandchildren and nine
great grandchildren; a sister, Ora Pratt Witt of Marlow; and numerous nieces
Memorials may be made to the Marlow Cemetery.
CAMERON—Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Durnie, 74, were held at 2
p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron
with burial following in Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. James E. Lafferty officiated.
Mrs. Durnie died Friday, May 26 at her home. She was a Cameron resident.
She was born Jan. 17, 1926 in Milam County to Benjamin and Annie Barkemeyer
Juergens. She was a retired homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian
Church in Cameron.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Durnie of Cameron; a daughter,
Betty Jo Durnie of Cameron; and two brothers, George Juergens and Bennie
Ray Juergens, all of Cameron.
MILANO—Funeral services for Jeanine M. Willingham, 70, of Milano, were
held at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church of Milano with Rev. Charles
Cole officiating. Burial followed in Milano Cemetery.
Mrs. Willingham died Thursday, May 25 in a Temple nursing facility
following an illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1929 in Luling and was a retired teachers’ aide
from the Milano Independent School District. Mrs. Willingham was a member
of Milano First Baptist Church and the Teacher’s Retirement System of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. She was known
to her family as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Joe C. Willingham Sr. of Milano; two
sons, Joe C. Willingham Jr. of Milano and Richard Jay Willingham of Rockdale;
a daughter, Jan Wise of Milano; a sister-in-law, Dolly Merle Miles of Gonzales;
a nephew, Billy Miles of Gonzales; and three grandchildren, Jared Willingham
and Joshua Willingham, both of Milano, and Jacob Charles Willingham of
Virginia Sue Stanislaw, 63, died Saturday, May 17, in Providence Hospital,
In accordance with her wishes, she was cremated and no public service
She was born June 14, 1936, in Milam County to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde (Bertie
Mae Hillin) Lovelace.
Mrs. Lovelace had been employed as a police dispatcher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Sonny” Stanislaw;
two sons, Ronnie Stanislaw and Harold “Butch” Stanislaw; also, by her parents.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Stanislaw of Victoria and John Stanislaw
and wife Nancy of Bryan; also, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Phillips & Luckey—Rockdale.
CAMERON—Funeral services for Jessie Lee Freeman Williams, 58, are scheduled
for 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, at North Orchard Church of Christ with burial
in the Minerva Cemetery.
Bro. Booker T. Williams, pastor, and Bro. Earnest Clifton, will officiate.
A wake was scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Jackson
Mortuary Chapel. Visitation concluded at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Williams died Sunday, May 28, at Central Texas Hospital, Cameron.
She was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband, Booker T. Williams of Cameron; four
daughters, Georgia Valderama, Velvet Andrews, Joyce Beck and Karen Simple;
nine sons, James, Rufus and Jasper Harden, Kenneth, Kevin, Alexander, David,
Andrew and Sherman Freeman; seven sisters, including Mary Lee Clark of
Rockdale, Ruby Williams of Fort Worth and Minnie Mae Riggins and Martha
Riggins of Brownwood; a brother, Howard Riggins Jr. of San Angelo; also,
Obituaries from September 27, 2001 edition of the Rockdale Reporter
Funeral services for former Rockdale City Councilman Howe King "Pete"
Clark, 78, were held Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Phillips
& Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Brian Bauer of Peace Lutheran,
Rockdale, officiating. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
He died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 at the Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.
Mr. Clark, a lifelong resident of Rockdale and Milam County, was born
Sept. 9, 1923 in Milam County to James McGinnis and Jewel (Carver) Clark.
He and Margie Doss were married Dec. 21, 1944 in Cameron.
Mr. Clark worked for Butterkrust Bread and retired after 25 years.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale, a graduate of Rockdale
High School and a former member of Rockdale City Council.
Mr. Clark was also a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy,
receiving European Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, American Theater
Ribbon and Victory Medal. He had been post commander of Rockdale VFW and
Mr. Clark also was a member of the Rockdale Masonic Lodge #414 AF&AM
and a member of USS Hissen Reunion Organization. He was preceded in death
by a son, Howe King "Pete" Clark Jr. May 23, 1969, his father and a brother,
Rufus Lee Clark.
Surviving are: His wife, Margie Clark of Rockdale; son, Ken Lee Clark
and wife Doris of Rockdale; daughter, Frances Ann Kyle and husband Dan
of El Campo; mother, Jewel Clark of Rockdale; brother, McGinnis "Mac" Clark
and wife Betty of Houston; two sisters, Edna Timmerman and husband Albert
Jr. of Rockdale and Ethel Guthrie and husband Allan of Coahoma; sister-in-law,
June Clark of Rockdale; four grandchildren, Ken Lee Clark Jr., Travis Scott
Clark, Clark William Kyle and James Daniel Kyle; great grandchild, Savanna
Pallbearers were Greg Smith, Brian Smith, Mark Clark, Roger Clark,
Wayne Clark, Paul Clark, Robert Timmerman and O.A. "Tutor" Doss.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Avrett, J.C. Moore, Bill Duncum, Kenneth
Haverkamp and Bert Dockall.
CAMERON–Monroe James Marek, 71, a lifelong resident and retired
businessman of Cameron, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, following a courageous
battle with lung cancer.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2001 at 10 a.m. at SS Cyril
and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak, with Rev. Walter Matus officiating.
Entombment followed in St. Monica’s Mausoleum in Cameron. Rosary was held
at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.
Mr. Marek was born June 5, 1930 to James C. Marek and Evelyn A. Provazek.
A 1947 graduate of C.H. Yoe High School, he married Evelyn Nell Janicek
on Aug. 4, 1951. He served in the 49th Armored Division of the Texas National
Guard. He was a typesetter and printer for The Cameron Herald, Cameron
Enterprise and Temple Daily Telegram until 1960 when he opened Main Printing
which he owned and operated with his wife until their retirement in September
Since that time, he and his wife traveled throughout the country and
made numerous friends while enjoying their favorite hobby, polka dancing.
Mr. Marek was a member of SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak
and a familiar face at the annual church picnic where he greeted people
with his friendliness and spontaneous wit. He was also a member of the
Lions Club and Rotary Club where he was past president and a Paul Harris
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Evelyn; two daughters, Janet
Rasor of Plano and Becky Green and son-in-law Randy Green of Round Rock;
one son, Mike Marek and daughter-in-law Janice Marek of Cameron; eight
grandchildren, Alison Barnes and Lindsay Wells, Ryan, Jordan and Courtney
Green and John, James and Julie Marek; and one great grandson, Austin Ditch.
The family thanks the many doctors and nurses of Scott & White
Memorial Hospital and the hospice team as well as the numerous friends
who offered their prayers, masses and cards of encouragement. Memorials
may be made to Scott & White Hospice or to the organization of choice.
Funeral services for Carolina Bela Montelongo, 77, of Rockdale
were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral
Home in Rockdale with Rev. Doug Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel Church
officiating. Burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Rockdale.
Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Phillips & Luckey
Mrs. Montelongo died Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Rockdale.
A lifelong resident of Rockdale, she was born March 18, 1924, in Buckholts
to Abelino and Catarina (Hernandez) Bela.
She married Catarino C. Montelongo on Jan. 20, 1950, at St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church in Rockdale. Mrs. Montelongo was a homemaker.
Preceding her in death were her husband on Sept. 24, 1995, and a daughter,
Anna Marie Montelongo, on Jan. 20, 1960.
Survivors are seven sons, Abelino Montelongo of Rockdale, Joe Montelongo
Sr. and wife Melba of Rockdale, John Montelongo of Cameron, Frank Montelongo
of Rockdale, Catarino Montelongo Jr. and wife Kelli of Belton, Albert Montelongo
of Rockdale, and Ben Montelongo and wife Donna of Rockdale; two daughters,
Alvina Randall and husband Scott, and Mary Williams, all of Rockdale; a
brother, Alfonso Bela of Lubbock; and a sister, Rafaela Dominquez of Lubbock;
also, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Frank Montelongo, John Montelongo, Cat Montelongo,
Ben Montelongo, Albert Montelongo and Scott Randall.
Honorary pallbearers were Mike Montoya, Oscar Montoya, Nat Zapata,
John Zapata, Abelino Montelongo, Joe Montelongo Sr. and Carlos Martinez
CAMERON–Funeral services for John Zajicek, 90, of Buckholts were
held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in
Cameron. Burial followed in the Corinth Cemetery near Buckholts.
Mr. Zajicek died Wednesday in a Temple hospital.
A retired farmer and rancher, he was born Jan. 20, 1911, in Milam County
to Joe and Caroline Ermis Zajicek.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Zajicek, and a son, John
Survivors are a daughter-in-law, Naomi Zajicek of Buckholts; a granddaughter,
Crystal Tait and husband Jeffrey of Greenwood, Indiana; two great-grandchildren,
Brooke and Brock Tait; a brother, Joe Zajicek and wife Lillie of Temple;
two sisters, Sylvia Juergens and husband Raymond of Temple and Marie Eunice
of Chipley, Florida; a brother-in-law, Doyal Arnold and wife Mildred of
Buckholts; a stepdaughter, Debbie Skrhak and husband David of Buckholts;
a stepson, Darrel Matthews and wife Betty of Belton; four step-grandchildren,
Sheila Magee and husband Bob, Misty Burke and husband Shawn, Justin Matthews
and Joshua Matthews; and four step-great-grandchildren, Dylan Mansel, Kristin
Magee, Kimberly Magee and Zachary Magee.
Memorials may be made to the Corinth Cemetery Association, Rt. 2 Box
160, Buckholts, TX 76518.
Funeral services for Anna Louise Swanson, 78, of the Marlow Community
near Cameron, will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the First
Presbyterian Church in Cameron with Rev. Cathy Reed officiating. The body
will be cremated. She died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 at her residence.
Mrs. Swanson, a retired escrow secretary for the Chicago Title Company,
was born Feb. 10, 1923 in Tulsa, OK to Edmond and Mary Vada Cain Sleamaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Herald Swanson in 1988.
Surviving are: Two sons, Raymond (Hal) Swanson of Cameron and Randy
Swanson of Houston; two daughters, Lynn Muscanere of Pear-land and Karen
McDermott of Cameron; sister, Kathleen Foster of Florida; four grandchildren.
HALLETTSVILLE–Funeral services for Clara B. Leopold, 93, of Hallettsville,
were held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in
Hallettsville with Rev. John Peters officiating. Burial followed in Sacred
Heart Cemetery, Hallettsville. She died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001.
Mrs. Leopold was born June 9, 1908 in Hallettsville to Andreas Bludau
and Christina Von Walda Bludau. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church,
Hallettsville and a member of Christian Mothers.
Mrs. Leopold and Alphonse T. Leopold were married Nov. 12, 1929 in
Hallettsville. She was preceded in death by her husband July 1, 1977; parents;
five brothers, Andres, Henry, Joseph, Ben and Theo Bludau two sisters,
Agnes Pechacek and Mary Leopold; one grandson, Arlyn Glenn Leopold.
Surviving are: Three daughters, Mary Lee Supak of Hallettsville, Mildred
Bollom of Houston and Elizabeth Hermes of Ezzell; four sons, Andrew Leopold
and Alois Leopold both of Hallettsville and Paul Leopold and Robert Leopold
both of Rockdale; 28 grandchildren, 54 great-great grandchildren and three
Pallbearers were Allan Leopold, Donald Leopold, Paul Leopold, Dustin
Leopold, Douglas Bollom, Patrick Bollom and Denise Bujnoch.
Honorary pallbearers were Grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great
ROBINSON, IL–Funeral services for Nancy Ellen Stone, 84, of Centerbury
Ridge, Urbana, IL were held Monday, March 26, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Pulliam
Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Bro. Gene Fox officiating. Burial followed
in Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, IL She died shortly before 6 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22 at the Cantebury Ridge Assisted Living Facility, Urbana,
IL following several months of declining health.
Mrs. Stone was born March 26, 1916 to Robert Nathan and Henrietta (Daron)
Sanders in Martin Township, Crawford County, IL. She and Murven "MC" C.
Stone were married Oct. 31, 1934. She was a member of Highland Church of
Christ, Robinson, IL and sold Avon Products for 20 years.
Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers,
Elmer Sanders and Robert Sanders; one sister, Arta Lefever..
Surviving are: Son, Robert D. and Susan Stone, Graves, TX; two daughters,
Gloria and Weldon "Pete" Belew, Rockdale, TX and Debra and Jody Wesley,
Mahomet, IL; sister, Thelma Leggitt, Oblong, IL; 10 grandchildren, Lance
Belew, David Belew, Kae Atkinson, Shannon Isaac, Joelle Wesley, Justin
Wesley, David Stone, Michael Stone, Joe Robbins, Rachael Robbins; two great-grandchildren,
Steve Belew and Emily Atkinson; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Children’s Make A Wish Foundation.
CAMERON–Funeral services for Ronald Patrick Williams, 41, of Lockhart,
TX, formerly of Leavenworth, KS, were held Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 2
p.m. in the Fall Creek Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS with Chaplain Jack Divine
officiating. He died Sunday, March 18 in Lockhart, TX following an extended
Mr. Williams was born Oct. 25, 1959 to Howard Rex Williams and Patricia
Dougherty Williams in Leavenworth, KS. He was a truck driver.
Surviving are: Son, Douglas Williams of Sharon, WI; daughter, Darci
Williams of Sharon, WI; father, Rex. Williams of Leavenworth, KS; mother
Patricia Williams of Leavenworth, KS; three sisters, Joni Cline and Lisa
Knox both of Leavenworth, KS and Laura Hendrick of Lockhart, TX.
CAMERON–Funeral services for Charles Enoch Renner Jr., 67, of Riverside
were held Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Ben Arnold Cemetery,
near Cameron with Ed Evans and Walter Hicks III officiating. He died Tuesday,
March 20 in a Conroe hospital.
Mr. Renner was born May 9, 1933 to Charles Enoch Renner Sr. and Etta
Hodge in Cherry Valley, AR. He graduated from Cherry Valley High School
in AR and the University of AR. He was a project representative for KSA
Engineers for 41 years. Mr. Renner was a Methodist.
Surviving are: Wife, Ernestine Renner of Riverside, TX; stepson, W.M.
James King of Alvarado; stepdaughter, Dorothy Renee Schisser of Riverside;
two brothers, Leon Renner of Denison and Roger Renner of Sherman; sister,
Margaret Pennington of Sherman; six step grandchildren.
Funeral services for Lester D. Jackson, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Monday,
March 19, 2001 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial
following in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Tim Cheatham of Battetown Baptist
Church near Cameron officiated.
Mr. Jackson died Saturday, March 17 at King’s Daughters Hospital in
Temple. He was a Cameron resident for the past 13 years, having moved from
Rockdale where he lived most of his life.
He was born Sept. 15, 1928 in Milam County to Elbert F. and Avy P.
(Isbell) Jackson. He attended school in Rockdale and was a veteran of the
Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Jackson married Annie Laverne "Sally" Dockall on Oct. 27, 1951
in Rockdale. He was a supervisor for Kerr-Bann in Taylor for 20 years.
For the past 20 years he played steel guitar with the King of Swing
Band. "He was an early member of King of Swing, a pioneer in this music
we love called Western Swing. Had it not been for his skill and talent,
along with all the others, we wouldn’t have this wonderful music today,"
said Barbara Martin, publisher of Western Swing Monthly magazine.
Mr. Jackson attended Marlow Baptist Church and was a member of Rockdale
VFW Post 6525.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Jackson of Cameron; a daughter, Debbie
Melton of Cameron; a grandson, Russell Melton of Cameron; and a sister,
Evonell McMillian of Houston.
Pallbearers were Adrian Bailey, Jerry Caywood, Bob Jacobs, John Aikey,
Kenny McMillian and Mike McMillian.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards may be
sent to the family at P.O. Box 565, Cameron, TX 76520.
Funeral services for Milton Lee Mitchell, 71, of Rockdale were held
at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Thorndale
with Elder Melvin Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery
Mr. Mitchell, a retired farmer, died March 12 in Rockdale.
He was born Sept. 17, 1929 in LaGrange.
Survivors are a son, Milton Mitchell Jr. of Clover, New Mexico; two
daughters, Joyce Mitchell of Clover, NM, and Earnestine Mitchell of Lubbock;
a special friend, Rosie Watkins; three brothers, Elder Melvin Mitchell
of Lancaster, Calvin Mitchell of Thorndale and Lois Ray Mitchell of Rockdale;
two sisters, Evangelist Freddie Jones and Rev. Doris Hargers, both of Rockdale;
two aunts, Andrew Jackson of Taylor and Willie Grant of San Antonio; an
uncle, L.D. Shelton of Fort Worth; also, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren
and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Calvin Mitchell Jr., Steven Mitchell, Deron Clay,
Roderick Mitchell, Curtis Ware and Tyrone Mitchell.
Honorary pallbearers were Milton Mitchell, Lois Ray Mitchell, Hal Muegge,
Clifford Griffith and Calvin Mitchell.
Funeral services for Doris Marie Williams, 77, of Rockdale, formerly
of Oceanside, CA, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2001 at the
Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville
with interment following at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams was born June 12, 1923 in Milam County to Joe Gallen
Aldridge and Addie (Hanks) Aldridge. She and her husband, Fred J. Williams,
owned and managed motels and a mobile home park for over 25 years. Mr.
Williams preceded her in death on March 23, 2000. They were married over
Surviving are: Sons, Robert "Scotty" Williams and wife Barbara and
Hernando "Bill" Bockman; two granddaughters, Susie Weiner and husband,
Randy and Joanie Bristol and husband, Pat; four great-grandchildren, Jason,
Nichol, and twins, Aaron and Sage; three brothers and three sisters, along
with many other relatives and friends.
HOUSTON—A memorial service for Eva E. Jackson, 94, of Houston was held
at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2001, in her home congregation of Jehovah’s
Witnesses in Houston. Bro. Cecil King conducted the service.
Mrs. Jackson died March 14 in Baytown.
She was born May 26, 1906, in Milam County to Daniel and Katy Woolverton.
She moved to Houston in the mid-1940s and became an evangelizer and
Bible educator as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B.L. Jackson, and her only
child, Ray L. Jackson, as well as three brothers.
Survivors are four sisters, Mary O. Longoria of Baytown; Lola Connally
of Round Rock; Lila Hood of Rockdale and J.D. Woolverton of Rockdale; also,
many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Graveside services for Arthur D. "Art" Simmons, 71, of Lampasas were
held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, in the IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mr. Simmons died Friday, March 16, in Killeen.
A resident of Lampasas since 1996, he was born April 25, 1929, in Sharp
to Dorvan Simmons and Maydell (Campbell) Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a truck
driver for 50 years, including the hauling of heavy equipment and gravel
during the construction of Interstate 35.
He is survived by a companion, Gaynell Edmundson of Lampasas; two sons,
Billy Simmons and wife Vickie of Liberty Hill and Ronny Simmons and wife
Kathy of Bartlett; a daughter, Theresa Tuel and husband Kevin of Bartlett;
a brother, Harvey Simmons and wife Doris of Austin; also, 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Billye Batte, 92, of Rockdale, were held at 10
a.m. Friday, March 16, 2001, in the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home
in Rockdale. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. Rev. Calvin
Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel Church officiated.
Mrs. Batte died Wednesday, March 14 in a Rockdale nursing home.
A resident of Rockdale for the past 10 years, she lived most of her
life in the Cameron area.
She was born Sept. 7, 1908, in Granger to Louie D. and Zettie R. (Newman)
Cummings. She married R.L. Batte Jr. on July 19, 1948, in Thorndale. Mrs.
Batte was a waitress in Cameron and Temple, a homemaker and a rancher with
her husband. She was a World War II veteran, serving in the WACS for two
years, and she was a "Pink Lady" volunteer in the Cameron Hospital. Her
hobbies included bowling and riding in horse shows and trail rides.
She was preceded in death by her husband in November 1968; a daughter,
Viola Joyce Conoley; a brother, Jack Cummings; and her parents.
Survivors are a stepson, Bobby Batte of Cameron; a stepdaughter, Pat
Batte of Cameron; three brothers, Royce Cummings of Kingston, Oklahoma,
Robert Cummings of Allen and Frank Cummings of Georgetown; four sisters,
Bertie Wilson of Rockdale, Ida Hickman of Pflugerville, Ina Cartwright
of Texas City and Merle Williams of Georgetown; also, three grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Bob Cummings, Leroy Bowling and Ed Magre.
Graveside funeral services for Ricky Ledger, 47, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma,
were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale,
with Minister Leonard Driskell of the Murray Street Church of Christ officiating.
A resident of Okmulgee for the past four years, Mr. Ledger died March
14 in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, hospital.
He was born Dec. 9, 1953, in Temple to Fred and Barbara Fletcher Ledger.
Raised in Groves, he lived most of his adult life in Oklahoma. He was a
1972 graduate of Port Neches Groves High School. Mr. Ledger was a butcher
for retail groceries.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Ledger.
Survivors are his mother, Barbara Ledger of Groves; a son Jeffrey Ledger
of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; two daughters, Tina Lietka and husband Joe, and
Angie Pollard, all of Okmulgee; three sisters, Brenda Judice and husband
Larry of Bridge City; Freddie Robinson and husband J.W. of Groves, and
Robin Cooper and husband Charles of Groves; also, two grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Jason Frioux, Daron Benoit, Troy Cropper,
Brandon Cropper, Ty Cropper and Joe Lietka.
CAMERON—Funeral services for Florence Kolba Clements, 98, of Cameron
were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral
Home in Cameron with Glen Jones and John Ash officiating. Burial followed
in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.
Mrs. Clements died Friday in a Temple hospital.
A retired homemaker, she was born April 30, 1902, to Frank and Frances
Schiller Kolba. She was a member of the Crockett Street Church of Christ.
Mrs. Clements was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Wallace Clements,
in 1976; three brothers, William Kolba, Ed Kolba and Frank Kolba; and two
sisters, Emma Marak and Frances Sneed.
Survivors are a son, Robert Monroe Clements of Houston; a daughter,
Ann Terry of Temple; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
CAMERON—John Talley Denson, 69, of Marlin and formerly of Temple and
Cameron, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in a Marlin hospital.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. William Angel officiating. His
body will be cremated.
Mr. Denson was born in Texas, June 10, 1931, to Thomas Leland and Ann
Ruth Johnson Denson.
Mr. Denson was a Navy veteran.
He worked as an insurance claims adjuster.
Survivors are two sons, Thomas Mark Denson of Red Oak and Howard Craig
Denson of Maumelle, Arkansas; a sister, Dierdre Riley of Cameron; also,
Funeral services for Yvonne Bacy Alonzo, 63, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 27, 2002 at New Hope Baptist Church in Rockdale with Rev. Lawrence
W. Bacy officiating. Burial followed in the New Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale.
She died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Mrs. Alonzo, a New Brunswick, New Jersey resident for 32 years, was
born March 24, 1939 in Rockdale to Henry and Jennie (Walton) Bacy. A high
school graduate, member of Baptist faith and member of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Alonzo was a L.P.N. with senior citizens home for 30 years. Preceding
her in death was a son, Christopher Bacy in 1972.
Surviving are: Son Darryl L. Bacy of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; daughter,
Petra Lynn Bacy of New Brunswick, New Jersey; grandchildren, Darrah and
Aaron Bacy; brothers, Willie R. Bacy of El Paso and Lawrence W. Bacy of
Oklahoma City, OK; sisters, Paralee Timmes of Austin, Claudia Rosser of
Midland, Lillian Jones of Houston, Johnnie R. Parker of Oklahoma City,
OK and Marion Stowers of Houston.
Funeral services for Dimple Ray Green-Jones, 66, were held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at the Pecan Street Church of Christ in Rockdale
with Bro. Eugene Knox of Pecan Street Church of Christ officiating. Burial
followed in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Rockdale. She died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002
at the Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Mrs. Green-Jones, a Rockdale resident for 33 years, was born June 13,
1936 in Milam County to Cornelius and Gertharine (Black) Green. A homemaker
she worked as a seamstress in Taylor and then as a LVN at St. Edwards Hospital
Mrs. Green-Jones was a member of Pecan Street Church of Christ in Rockdale.
She attended public school at Soloman Cole Junior High in Corpus Christi
and attended Southwestern Christian College in Terrell and Abilene Christian
College in Abilene and also St. Edward Nursing School in Cameron.
Preceding her in death was her father, Cornelius Green.
Surviving are: Son, Donnie E. Jones of Rockdale; daughter, Lisa Ann
Gates and husband Albert of Rockdale; mother, Gertharine Green of Rockdale;
brothers, Bennie C. Green and wife Dorothy of Corpus Christi, Elias Green
and wife Margaret, Edward Green, Billy C. Green, Ronnie Green and wife
Rosland and Richard Green and wife Becky all of Rockdale; sisters, Juanita
Price and husband Joe of Houston, Ethel Shelton of Corpus Christi, Vera
Nell Sanders and husband Norman of Phoenix, Arizona, Mary Butler and husband
Pinkney of Tyler, Doris August and husband Roy of Houston and Deloris Barfield
and husband Ken of Rockdale; grandchildren, Wesley Henderson, Paul Deer,
Clifton Dwayne Deer, Regina Deer, Albert Gates Jr., Anthony Gates, Laketha
Jones and Pete Jones; great-grandchildren, Marguiel Henderson, Jarred Henderson,
Jermaine Henderson, Reyann Henderson, Feasia Henderson, Kayla Henderson,
Marquis Deer, Javonte Deer, Treyvonne Deer, Kyle Deer, Junior Deer and
Graveside services for Perry Luckey, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 23, 2002 in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Rev. Doug Springer
of Rockdale Full Gospel Church, retired, officiating. He died Thursday,
Nov. 21, 2002 in the Harris HEB Hospital in Bedford.
Mr. Luckey, a Kellar resident the past two years, formerly lived in
Richland Hills the past 18 years. He was born March 29, 1930 in Rockdale
to Dorrell Emmit and Thelma Beatrice (Beaty) Luckey.
Mr. Luckey, a CPA with Arco Petroleum, was a graduate of Riverside
High School in Fort Worth and Texas A&M University. He was a Ranger
in the US Armed Forces, loved classical music, was a staunch Aggie, kind,
gentle and generous.
Mr. Luckey lovingly cared for neighbors who could not care for themselves
and never asked for anything in return. This wonderful man will forever
be in the hearts of those who loved him. May God give him the rest and
peace and love he so richly deserves.
Preceding him in death were his father, Aug. 8, 1979; mother, June
14, 1986; sister, Martha Ann Luckey Feb. 25, 1993.
Surviving are: Friends, Jim and Vicki Truett of Keller, Lisa Truitt
of Saginaw and Becki Nix of Saginaw.
PORT ARTHUR–Graveside services for Martha Ann Yoakum Turner, 89, of
Port Arthur were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002 at Greenlawn Memorial
Park She died at Cypress Glen Nursing Home in Port Arthur Tuesday, Nov.
Mrs. Turner, a Port Arthur resident for 16 years, was born in Waco.
She was a retired insurance salesperson.
Surviving are: Daughter, Debra Hipple of Washington state; son, Wilbert
Wanoreck of Groves; two grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
CAMERON–Funeral services for Alex McAfee Sr., 77, of Fort Worth, were
held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at Great Commission Baptist Church
in Fort Worth with Rev. Douglas E. Brown, pastor, officiating. Burial followed
in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. He died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 at his
Mr. McAfee was born in Hallettsville May 4, 1925. He was retired from
the meat market industry and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are: Sons, Kenneth Eugene McAfee (Shirley) of Clayton, New
Jersey, William Clyde McAfee (Andrill) of Houston and Alex McAfee Jr. of
Los Angeles, California; daughters, Frances McAfee Loftis (Nelson) of Fort
Worth, Sheila Ann McAfee Whitter (Zinmon) of Bastrop and Shirley McAfee
Wesley (Thomas) of San Antonio; brothers, Harold McAfee and Joseph McAfee
(Sarah) of San Antonio; sisters, Delton King (Julius) and Doris Walker
of San Antonio; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous
other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Anthony Clayborne, Billie Franklin, Vincent Hunter,
Fred Lloyd, Patrick Manuel and Josh Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth E. McAfee, William Clyde McAfee,
Alex McAfee Jr., Nakia McAfee, Matthew N. Loftis and Joel Z. Whitter.
Graveside services for John Westbrook, 84, of Fairfield, formerly of
Rockdale, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Oak Lawn Cemetery
in Rockdale with Minister Bill Whaley of Murray Street Church of Christ
in Rockdale, Rev. Jim Pritchard and Rev. James Pritchard officiating.
Mr. Westbrook died Thursday, Nov. 21, in Fairfield.
A resident of Fairfield since 1999, he was born April 9, 1918, in Milano
to Claude and Annie (Taylor) Westbrook. He married Juanita Jones on April
20, 1940, in Franklin.
Mr. Westbrook was an auto parts salesman for the Gaither Ford dealership
in Rockdale for 40 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Murray Street
Church of Christ of Rockdale and a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Westbrook was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
Preceding him in death were his parents and four brothers, Elbert,
Mack, Berry and Bert Westbrook.
Survivors are his wife, Juanita Westbrook of Fairfield; a son, Gary
Westbrook and wife Eileen of Missouri City; a daughter, Carolyn Varley
of Fairfield; a brother, Clyde Westbrook and wife Carrie Mae of Austin;
and a sister, Alma Roland of Baytown; also, five grandchildren and seven
Pallbearers were Russell Gilbreath, Matt Gossage, James Pritchard,
John Pritchard, Ronald Westbrook, David Westbrook.
MILANO–Services for Elizabeth "Libby" Barnett, 48, of Belton, formerly
of Milano, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in First Baptist
Church in Milano with Rev. Joe Stansell and Rev. Charles Cole of First
Baptist Church of Milano officiating. Burial was in Milano Cemetery in
Ms. Barnett died Wednesday, Nov. 20, in a Temple hospital.
A resident of Belton for the past three years and through most of her
childhood, she also lived in Milano for 23 years. She was born Oct. 11,
1954, in Belton to Thomas Ray and Barbara (Rainey) Lovorn. Ms. Barnett
was a homemaker. She also worked for Little River Land & Abstract Co.
in Cameron and at the Belton Wal-Mart.
She was a graduate of Lexington High School, a member of First Baptist
Church of Milano and was active in the Milano 4-H Club.
Survivors are four daughters, Christy Weller and husband Louis of Milano,
Tiffany Westbrook and husband Edward of Milano, Kaysie Pizana and husband
Gabriel of Rockdale and Stacey Wall and husband Michael of Milano; her
parents, Ray and Barbara Lovorn of Belton; two brothers, Richard Lovorn
and wife René of Como and Craig Lovorn of Belton; two sisters, Debbie
Copeland of Belton and Kathy Dube and husband John of Austin; a grandmother,
Thelma Rainey of Belton; and six grandchildren, Katelyn, Brandon, James
Gradey, Madison, Mason and Christopher.
Pallbearers were Lynn Barnett, Billy Barnett, Aaron Barnett, Jason
Barnett, Thomas Copeland, Chance Copeland and Bruce Montgomery.
CAMERON–Services for Henry James Taplin, 61, of Cameron were held at
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Grove Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev.
O.J. Naylor (eulogist) and Rev. E. Ross (pastor) officiating. Burial was
in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.
Mr. Taplin died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, in a Temple hospital.
He was born Nov. 16, 1941. He worked as a truck driver for McLane Southwest
Survivors are his wife, Ruby Nell Taplin of Cameron; a son, Thomas
Earl and wife Charlotte of Rockdale; his mother, Sylvia Taplin of Cameron;
two sisters, Bertha B. Canaday and Rebecca I. Cavanaugh, both of Temple;
and a half-brother, Olehue Taplin of Los Angeles, California; also, nine
grandchildren, a devoted friend, Lonnie Johnson Jr. of Houston, and many
family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Jesse Brooks, Nathaniel Brooks, Tommie Brooks Jr.,
Griffith Haynes, Neil Brooks, Michael Smith.
CAMERON–Funeral services for Delores Ann Shafer, 60, of Gause were
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel
of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Jimmy Sanders officiating.
Burial followed at Gause Cemetery near Cameron. She died Monday, Nov. 25,
2002 in a Franklin nursing home.
Mrs. Shafer was born Jan. 22, 1942 in Elroy, Wisconsin to Gerald and
Dorothy Champlin Shesler. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are: Husband, James Shafer of Gause; sons, Raymond Collins
of Gause, Eugene Collins of Caldwell and Warren Collins of Cameron; mother,
Dorothy Shesler of Gause; brothers, Victor Shesler of Grand Prairie, Dale
Shesler of Gause, Curtis Shesler and Wayne Shesler both of Cameron, Alvin
Shesler of San Antonio and Allen Shesler of Gause; sister, Vata Johnson
of Gause; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
GIDDINGS–Funeral services for Lee Roy Wiederhold, 87, of Dime Box were
held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in
Dime Box with Rev. Susie Schnell officiating. Burial followed in St. John’s
Cemetery Dime Box. He died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 at his residence.
Mr. Wiederhold, a self employed farmer/rancher, was born May 18, 1915
in Deanville to Robert and Alma (Klagmann) Wiederhold. He and Evelyn Blaha
were married Jan. 20, 1941.
Mr. Wiederhold, a World War II veteran, was a member of the Lutheran
church. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ervin Wiederhold;
sister, Viola Kissman; sister-in-law, Ruby Wiederhold; brother-in-law,
Surviving are: Wife, Evelyn Wiederhold of Dime Box; four sons, Robert
"Billy" and Linda Wiederhold of Milano, Lee Roy Jr. and Arlene Wiederhold
of Troy, Otto and Laura Wiederhold of Harker Heights and Henry "Hank" and
Angela Wiederhold of Nacogdoches; two daughters, Barbara and Glenn Wenzel
of Georgetown and Shirley Jean and Barry Carter of Austin; 19 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; six brothers, Albert and Milady Wiederhold of Caldwell,
Edgar Wiederhold of Giddings, Wilburn Wiederhold of Lexington, Marlin and
Ruth Wiederhold of Dime Box, Robert and Alice Wiederhold of Caldwell and
J.C. and Dorothy Wiederhold of Dime Box; three sisters, Alene Cottrell
and Joyce and Fred Zwernemann all of Dime Box and Lavern and Leroy Zwernemann
of Pflugerville; sister-in-law, Mildred Wiederhold of Dime Box; numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for E.L. "Doc" Farrell, 79, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 30, 2002 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev.
Calvin Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel, retired and Min. James Wilson
and Min. Dan Wilson officiating. Burial followed in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in
Mr. Farrell of Athens, formerly of Rockdale, was born Oct. 10, 1923
in Appleby to James E. and Lottie Mae (Locke) Farrell. He and Jolene Reeves
were married March 17, 1947 in Nacogdoches.
Mr. Farrell, a retired shift supervisor with Alcoa in Rockdale, was
a member of Rockdale Christian Church and a World War II veteran, serving
in the Navy.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Jolene Farrell on Jan. 8, 1999;
parents, brothers, Ben Farrell and Monroe Farrell; sister, Naomi Mills.
Surviving are: Sons, Dudley E. Farrell and wife Patty of Mt. Pleasant,
Dwayne A. Farrell and wife Jo Ann of Fairfield and David J. Farrell and
wife Betty of Athens; brothers, Oscar W. Farrell of Magnolia and Cory Farrell
of Nacogdoches; sister, Ruby Covington of Nacogdoches; eight grandchildren,
Layton and Natalie Farrell, Justin and Kayla Farrell and Amanda Thompson,
Teah Brockway, Chelsea and Cory Farrell; three great-grandchildren, Lex
Thompson, Kaylee Baker and Mackanzie Farrell.
Pallbearers were Layton Farrell, Justin Farrell, Cory Farrell, Walter
Jenkins, David Farrell and Charlie Farrell. Honorary pallbearers were Leon
Hammett, Jerry Owens, Guy Hall, Bill Alford, Henry Tyler and Milford Henry.
Graveside services for Elsie M. Caywood, 90, were held Monday, Dec.
2, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Rev. Dennis
Maddox of First United Pentecostal in Rockdale officiating. She died Friday,
Nov. 29, 2002 in the Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale.
Mrs. Caywood, a lifelong resident of Rockdale, was born Aug. 18, 1912
in Rockdale to Willis and Betty (Mason) English. She and Lewis Caywood
were married Sept. 6, 1949 in Rockdale.
Mrs. Caywood worked with her husband in the roofing business for 20
years. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Rockdale
and loved to read and crochet.
Preceding her in death were: Husband, Lewis Caywood on May 3, 1984;
son, William Clinard; parents; grandson, James Stephens; four brothers,
Earl, Johnny, Calvin and Aaron English; three sisters, Effie Newsom, Elizabeth
Brown and Sallie Smiley.
Surviving are: Sons, Myrl Clinard of Raeford, North Carolina and Van
Clinard of South Dakota; daughters, Bernice Stephens Stewart of Rockdale
and Jean Wehrman of San Marcos; brother, Eugene English of Lake Charles,
Louisiana; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren;
numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First United Pentecostal Church or to charity
Funeral services for Lutine Maloy, 76, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 3, 2002 in the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with
Min. Theaster Maloy Sr. of Fidelty Church of Christ in Houston officiating.
Burial followed in the Old Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. She died Wednesday,
Nov. 27, 2002 in the Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale.
Ms. Maloy, a Rockdale resident most of her life, grew up in the Tanglewood
area. She was born Feb. 2, 1926 in Lee County to Ernest Maloy Sr. and Elva
Ms. Maloy was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Rockdale. Preceding
her in death were her parents; sisters, Elfrieda Sanders, Arletha Mack
and Carrie Whitfield; brothers, Ernest Maloy Jr. and Eddie Maloy.
Surviving are: Brothers, Roger Maloy of Denver, Colorado and Walter
Maloy of Houston; sister, Clementine Johnson of Denver, Colorado; a host
of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Edward Sanders, Charles Maloy, Preston Gates, Sidney
Maloy, Tim Mack and Reginald Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Maloy,
Elza Maloy, Roger Maloy and Theaster Maloy.
Graveside services for Margaret Ann "Margie" James, 49 were held Sunday,
Dec. 1, 2002 at 3 p.m. at the Liberty Cemetery near Milano with Randy Robinson
of Rockdale officiating. She died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at Cypress-Fairbanks
Medical Center in Houston.
Ms. James, a Channelview resident for nine years, formerly of Austin,
was born Jan. 21, 1953 in Austin to Robert W. Erwin and Valeara M. Holley.
Ms. James a courier for Fed-Ex had 20 years with various delivery companies.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents.
Surviving are: Mother, Valeara Bates of Austin; two brothers, Carl
E. Erwin and Jimmie Don Bates both of Austin.
Graveside services for Sarah Mason, 97, were held Monday, Dec. 2, 2002
at 11 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Kenneth Holley (great-grandson)
officiating. She died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 in the Manor Oaks Nursing
Center in Rockdale.
Mrs. Mason, a Rockdale resident since 1956 (46 years), was born June
11, 1905 in the Salty Community to James Thomas and Lula Mae Jackson. She
and C.M. "Jack" Mason were married July 21, 1923 near Thorndale.
Mrs. Mason, a home maker, attended the Methodist Church at Salty as
a child. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.M. Mason Feb. 10,
1983; parents; two brothers, M.A, Thomas and James E. Thomas.
Surviving are: Son, Kenneth Mason of San Antonio; daughters, Mildred
Kasner of Marlin and Dorothy Conoley of West; grandchildren, William Conley,
Richard Conley, Jane Mashek, Sally Merryman, Kathy Aguirre, Jo Ann Brooks,
Robert Mason and Gayle Medina; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or the American Cancer
Bennie Ray Davis, 55, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 in the VA Hospital
in Temple. No services are planned.
Mr. Davis, a Rockdale resident the past two years, formerly of Hondo
for 12 years, was born April 2, 1947 in Hamilton, Alabama to Leslie N.
and Edrith (McCarley) Davis. He and Elois Moody were married Feb. 16, 1991
Mr. Davis was a telephone repairman with Southwestern Bell Telephone
retiring after 32 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and member
of the Baptist Church. Preceding him in death was a sister, Wanda Thrasher.
Surviving are: Wife, Elois Davis of Sabinal; stepson, Dayton Hustus
of Gause; daughters, Dare Jean Davis of Belton and Melissa Davis of Thorndale;
stepdaughters, Jennifer Hammond of Rockdale and Amanda Hustus of Sabinal;
parents, Leslie and Edrith Davis of Rockdale; sisters, Jo Ann Hammond,
Leslie Karen Beck and Kimberlie Sue Jones all of Rockdale; grandchildren,
Jade Solomon and Blade Solomon of Thorndale.
CAMERON–Funeral services for Vlasta M. Dohnalik, 83, of Cameron were
held Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church
in Marak with Rev. Walter Matus officiating. Burial followed in the Sts.
Cyril & Methodius Cemetery. She died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 in a Temple
Mrs. Dohnalik, a homemaker, was born Aug. 14, 1919 in Cameron to Joe
and Elizabeth Drozd Vauclin. She married Frank Dohnalik Jan. 22, 1946.
Mrs. Dohnalik was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.
Preceding her in death were four grandchildren, Sara h Zavodny, Landon
Zavodny, Candice Zavodny and Kevin Dohnalik; four brothers and one sister.
Surviving are: Husband, Frank J. Dohnalik Sr. of Marak; daughter, Mary
F. Zavodny of Rogers; three sons, Anton J. Dohnalik of Cameron, Frank J.
Dohnalik of Zabcikville and George R. Dohnalik of Cameron; three brothers,
Cyril (Pete) Vaculin of Buckholts, Emil Vaculin of Cameron and Laddie Vaculin
CAMERON–Funeral services for Evelyn Mae Loftin, 89, of Cameron, were
held Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Maroney officiating.
She died Friday in a Temple nursing home.
Mrs. Loftin was born Sept. 24, 1913 in Yarrellton to Nicholas and Ida
Russell Gandy. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Hallie B. Loftin.
Surviving are: Son, Bobby Gene Loftin of Temple; daughter, Margie Wells
of Cameron; brothers, Edwin Mann Gandy of Buckholts, Willard Gandy, Kenneth
Gandy and Nicholas Gandy all of Temple; sister, Myrtle Hill of Brownwood;
four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild.
CAMERON–Funeral services for Shirley Dyann Ewing, 48, of Temple were
held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Cameron
with Minister Ernest Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Cameron Rest
Cemetery. She died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 at King’s Daughters Hospital
Mrs. Ewing was born May 24, 1954 in Ben Arnold.
Surviving are: Husband, Nathan Ewing Jr. of Cameron; daughter, Felessia
D. (Freddie) Townsend of Houston; granddaughter, Keanu Townsend of Houston;
two brothers, Samuel Bell of San Antonio and Willie Lee Bell of Arkansas;
many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Michael Cavanaugh, Emory Canady, Gregory Canady, Antonio
Townsend, Lester Thomas and Lionel Whitfield.
CAMERON–Graveside services for Jean Pool Bradbury Kercheville, 65,
of Houston and formerly of Cameron, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3,
2002 at the Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. James Lafferty officiating. She
died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 at a Houston hospital.
Mrs. Kercheville, a retired teacher, was born March 6, 1937 to Claude
and Olive Henderson Bradbury in San Antonio. She was a 1965 graduate of
C.H. Yoe High School and a 1959 graduate of Baylor University.
Mrs. Kercheville taught school for 40 years in the Houston and Cypress
Fairbanks school districts. She was a member of the Jersey Village Baptist
Surviving are: Husband, James D. Kercheville of Jersey Village; son,
Kevin Kercheville of Cedar Park; sister, Ann Bradbury Elliott of Hilton
Head, NC; two granddaughters, Kristi and Kourtney Kercheville.