Funeral services for Bessie Ann Hyzak, 80, of Granger were held July
31  at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger
with Rev. Walter Matus and Rev. Joseph Nisari officiating. Burial was in
the Holy Cross Cemetery. She died July 29 in Central Texas Hospital in
Funeral services for Herman Edward McAtee, 82, of Cameron are scheduled
for Thursday, Aug. 17  at 10 a.m. at St. Monica’s Catholic
Church with Rev. Tom Hanus and Msgr. Arthur Michalka officiating. Burial
will follow in the St. Monica’s Cemetery. He died Aug. 13 in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services for Gerald Goertz, 72 of Rosebud, were held Aug. 7
 in St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Rosebud with Msgr.
Elmer Holtman, Msgr. Clyde Holtman, and Rev. Alberic Lipinski officiating.
Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Rosebud. He died Aug. 4 in a Temple
Funeral services for Verlie Ashley, 84, of Cameron were held Aug. 13
 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron, with
Rev. Jim Lafferty officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery. She
died Aug. 9 in a Cameron nursing home.
John D. Moseley, 69, of Temple died Aug. 9  in a
Temple hospital. No services were held. He was cremated.
Graveside services for Josse Ray Walzel, infant son of Joel and Mandi
Walzel of the Hanover Community, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug.
17  at the Liberty Cemetery on FM 3242 near the Hanover
community. He died Tuesday, Aug. 15 in a Temple hospital.
Graveside services for Vestle Leon Willingham, 81, of Cameron and formerly
of Taylor, were held Oct. 20  at the Taylor City Cemetery
in Taylor with Rev. William Angel and Warren Rinn officiating. He died
Oct. 18 in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services for Leo Frank Michalka, 85, of Cameron were held Oct.
22  at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Tom Hanus
and Msgr. Arthur Michalka officiating. Burial was in the St. Monica’s cemetery.
He died Oct. 19 in a Cameron Nursing Facility.
Funeral services for Crystal Marie Tomascik, 22, of Buckholts were
held Oct. 25  at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron
with Rev. Johnny Kueker officiating. Burial was in the Hope Lutheran Memorial
Park in Buckholts. She died Oct. 23 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services for Chase Parker, 5, of Allen, were held Jan. 23 
at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plano. He died Jan. 19, in
Dallas after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services for Bonnie Watkins, 92, of Rosebud were held March
3  in Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud
with Rev. A.A. Bratcher officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in
Rosebud. She died Feb. 28 in a Cameron hospital.
Funeral services for Amos Emil Doskocil Jr., 57, of Clarkson were held
March 6  in Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in
Rosebud with Rev. Billy Joe Lambert officiating. Burial was in Powers Chapel
Cemetery near Rosebud. He died March 3 at a Cameron hospital.
Funeral services for David “Bobby” Bell, 48, of Cameron were held March
3  at First Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev. Stafford Thompson
officiating. Burial was in Cameron Rest Cemetery in Cameron. He died Feb.
26 in Central Texas Hospital.
Funeral services for Lula E. Criswell, 93, of Buckholts were held March
3  in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral
Home with Rev. Charles Conklin officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery
in Cameron. She died Feb. 28.
Graveside services for Charles Enoch Renner Jr., 67, of Riverside were
held March 22  in Ben Arnold Cemetery, Cameron with
Ed Evans and Walter Hicks III officiating. He died Tuesday in a Conroe
Funeral services for Elmer “Guber” Richards, 75, of Bryan were held
March 24 , at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with Rev.
Gary Bagley officiating. Burial was in North Elm Cemetery on Cameron. He
died March 20 at his residence.
Graveside services for Maurie Monroe, 93, of Lubbock, were held March
26 , in Resthaven Memorial Park with L.G. Boyd officiating.
She died in March 22 at Lubbock.
Roy F. Wright, 70, of Westphalia, died June 19  near Zabcikville.
Rosary and memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21 in Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson
Funeral Home in Rosebud. Deacon Charles Wright will officiate. A graveside
service with full military honors was held Friday, June 22, at 2:30 p.m.
at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Charles Edward Hensley, 79, of Cameron died June 13  at
his home. A funeral service was held in his honor June 15 with Marek-Burns-Laywell
Funeral Home in Cameron with Chaplain Brent Eaton officiating. Burial followed
in the Walkers Creek Cemetery near Cameron.
Jan "Susie" Todd Dent, 59, of Gause died June 13  at Scott
and White Hospital in Temple. The Rev. Kenneth Byrd of Gause United Methodist
Church officiated at her funeral on June 16 at Heartfield Funeral Home
in Hearne. She was buried in the Gause Cemetery.
Victoria Vasquez Rodriguez, 77, of Cameron and formerly of Rosebud,
died June 14  in a Temple nursing facility. Rosary was recited
in her honor June 14 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Her funeral was
at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Cameron June 16 with the Rev. Tom Hanus
officiating. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rosebud.
Marietta Boyd Angell, 92, of Cameron died July 27  in
a Rockdale hospital. The Rev. Jim Lafferty and the Rev. Glynn Cummings
officiated at her funeral July 30. Burial followed in the Walkers Creek
Helen Gould Brantley, 87, of Cameron died July 24  in
an Austin hospital. Services were held July 28 in Oak Hill Cemetery with
the Rev. William Angel officiating.
Samuel E. Dibble Sr., 76, of Gause, died in his home on July 27 .
The Rev. Billy Sparks assisted by the Rev. Kenneth Byrd officiated at a
funeral July 28 at Gause United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the
Matilda Jasek, 85, of Buckholts died July 27  in a Cameron
hospital. A funeral Mass will be held today at St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Cyclone with the Rev. Walter Matus officiating. Burial will follow in
the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Coy T. Malone Sr., 80, of Fort Worth and formerly of Cameron died July
23  in a Dallas hospital. His graveside services were held
July 28 at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Lafferty officiating.
Chelcy S. Cook, 87, of Cameron died Jan. 20  in the Cameron
hospital. The Rev. O.J. Naylor officiated at her funeral Jan. 26 at Lights
Chapel Baptist Church in Cameron.
She was buried in the Cameron Rest Cemetery. She was born Nov. 30,
1914 in Cameron to Lee and Susie (Blackmon) Simmons. She married William
Cook and was a homemaker. She was a member of Lights Chapel Baptist Church.
Her husband preceded her in death as did her brothers Willie Simmons,
Lonnie Simmons, John Simmons and Lee Simmons Jr. and her sister Gladys
She is survived by her brothers Tom Melvin Simmons of Cameron, Haywood
Simmons of Las Vegas, Nev. and Ralph Simmons of Los Angeles, Calif.; and
her sisters Minnie Booze of Cameron and Mary Scott of Los Angeles, Calif.
Lorine Robinson, 73, of Minerva formerly of Houston, died Jan. 27 
at her home. The Rev. Calvin Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel Church officiated
at her funeral Jan. 29.
She was buried in the Minerva Cemetery. Robinson was born March 24,
1928 to Emil and Claudia Blancke Creider in Yoakum. She married John Thomas
Robinson in Rockdale on Nov. 10, 1961. She attended the University of Houston
before becoming a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. She also took
care of children in Houston and in Minerva after she and her husband moved
there in 1978.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband; son John Mark Robinson of Waco; brother
Harold Ray Williams of Minerva; and grandsons John Mark Robinson Jr., Jason
Michael and Brian Leon Robinson.
Alton Royce Weems, 65, of Austin died Jan. 24. His funeral was held
Jan. 27  and he was buried Jan. 28 in Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Cemetery in Selma.
Weems was born June 23, 1936 in Cameron to Marshall and Estelle Fikes
Weems. He was a truck driver for Herrin Transport for 37 years.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Amalia C. Weems; stepson Daniel
R. Weems; and sisters Agnes Holland of Cameron and Betty Ozuna of Houston.
John David McGoldrick, 40, of Houston died May 25  in
College Station. Funeral services were held May 28 in Bryan with Roy Dillard
of United Methodist Church of Liberty. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F.
Cemetery in Rockdale.
McGoldrick, a regional education manager for Estee Lauder Companies,
was born in Bryan in 1962. He was a graduate of Bryan High School and Sam
Houston State University, and was a member of the Sam Houston State University
Alumni Association. He was involved in several drama societies and was
He is survived by his brothers, Donald “Bubba” McGoldrick of College
Station and Jeremey Fisher of Rockdale; and sisters Donna Albright of Temple
and Terry Blackmon of Rockdale.
Sarah Elizabeth Moore, 89, of Nacogdoches and formerly of Milam County,
died May 24 . Graveside services were held May 28 at Walkers
Creek Cemetery in Cameron with the Rev. Jim Lafferty officiating.
Moore was born Oct. 30, 1912, in Milam County. She was the daughter
of Sarah Comfort Ferry Miller and Joseph A. Miller. She was retired from
her job as a retail sales clerk at Weingardens grocers. She was a member
of Houston First Baptist Church.
Moore is survived by her son, Carl A. Moore of Lufkin; daughter, Ferra
B. Driggers of Nacogdoches; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Deep East Texas, 907 Mound St.,
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Lucile Stedman Monroe, 79, of Cameron, died May 27 , in
a Cameron nursing facility. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today
at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Family visitation was held Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the
Monroe, retired owner and operator of Berniece’s Dress Shop was born
Jan. 12, 1923, in Cameron to Hilry H. and Beulah Stiles Stedman. She was
a 1940 graduate of C.H. Yoe High School and had attended Baylor University
and University of Texas. She married Dana Monroe on June 15, 1944. She
was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cameron, a past school
board member, a member of the Ladies Golf Association, a member of the
Three Arts Club and she served on the board of directors for the Cameron
Country Club. Monroe had also been recognized as a past citizen of the
She was preceded in death by her brother, Dick Stedman; and sister,
Mary Jo Stroup.
Monroe is survived by her husband, Dana Monroe of Cameron; daughter,
Jane Monroe of Cameron; sons, Danny Monroe of Trinity and Mark Monroe of
Cameron; sister, Jane S. David of Houston; and four grandchildren.
Tamarah Smith, 43, of College Station and formerly of Cameron died
May 24  in a College Station hospital. Funeral services were
held May 29 with the Rev. James E. Lafferty officiating.
Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.
Smith, a homemaker, was born June 4, 1958, in Temple to Robert Burns
and Gloria Ann Weems Claypool.
Smith was preceded in death by her sister, Leslie Claypool.
She is survived by her husband, John A. Smith III of College Station;
son, John A. Smith IV of College Station; mother, Gloria Claypool of Cameron;
and brother, Robert Burns Claypool of College Station.
Opal Worcester, 86, formerly of Cameron died Sept. 19 .
She was born April 1, 1916 to Charlie and Jemima Worcester. Her parents
and brother, William, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter Pam Stokes Troutman and husband Buddy
of Plano; son Bill Worcester Lucas of Bryan; sister Dorothy Hughes Zachry
of Waco; and grandchildren Marc Stokes, Mandi Stokes Holton and Robert
Lucas and Brian Lucas.
Annie M. Synatzske
Annie M. Synatzske, 88, of Thorndale died Oct. 10  in
a Rockdale nursing home. The Rev. Larry Hanlan of St. John's Lutheran Church
in Thrall officiated at her funeral Oct. 14. Burial followed at the Thorndale
She was born Oct. 20, 1913 to Joe and Annie (Stolte) Lamb. She married
Charlie Synatzske on Nov. 26, 1938. She worked at many dime stores in Thorndale
as well as waitressing in restaurants in Thorndale and Noack. She led the
Senior Citizens Center in Thorndale for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Lillie Mason; brother
Willie Lamb and son-in-law Lawrence Seelig.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Ethel Seelig of Thorndale;
grandchildren Brenda Brooks and husband Keith of Iraan, Texas and Beverly
Hiatt and husband James of Guam; and two great-grandsons.
Those who would like to make memorial donations may do so to Vista
Care Family Hospice, the American Cancer Society or to St. John's Lutheran
Church in Thrall.
Christine Kolby Janes
Christine Kolby Janes, 81, of Roans Prairie died at her home in Grimes
County on Oct. 15 . Father Louis S. Sikorski will officiate
at a Funeral Mass today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
in Anderson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Janes was born in Richards on March 20, 1921. She was a member of St.
Stanislaus and a grocery store courtesy clerk.
She was preceded in death by Elmer Fredwood Jr., the father of her
children, and second husband Nelson N. Janes, formerly of Cameron.
She is survived by sons Gary Allen Fredwood of Tomball and Billy Fredwood
of Roans Prairie; daughters Sandra Smith of Conroe, Emilie Swarb of Roans
Prairie and Theresa Maudell Grafe of Cleveland; 12 grandchildren, numerous
great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
James Curtis Matheson, 94, of Rosebud died Oct. 8  in
a Rosebud nursing home. The Rev. A.A. Bratcher officiated at his funeral
Oct. 10 with burial following in Barclay Cemetery.
Matheson was born April 30, 1908 near Barclay to W.J. and Augie Pearl
Yeager Matheson. He married Edith Myldrun Davis Sept. 13, 1927. He farmed
in Falls County before leaving to join the U.S. Army. He served in World
War II and afterward he worked as a nursing assistant for a veterans hospital.
His wife preceded him in death and he is survived by his brother Chester
Matheson of Granbury.
Jackson Wyatt Locklin
Jackson Wyatt Locklin, 82, of Cedar Park died Oct. 10 
after a lengthy battle with cancer. A memorial service was held Oct. 13
at First Baptist Church in Thorndale.
He was born in Thorndale Dec. 9, 1919 to Clifford and Billie Locklin.
He graduated from Thorndale High School in 1937 where he was an outstanding
halfback for the Bulldogs.
Locklin volunteered for the U.S. Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor and
served in the South Pacific during World War II being honorably discharged
in 1945 with a rank of Pharmacist Mate First Class. He worked at the US
Post Office in Corpus Christi between World War II and the Korean War.
He served in the US Navy Reserve being recalled into service in 1950 and
was in the invasion of Inchon, Korea.
Locklin also worked for Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle, Wash. for
20 years and was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Thorndale.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother C.E. Locklin. He
is survived by brother Allen Locklin and wife Nancy of Tyler.
Memorials may be sent to the Locklin Cemetery, P.O. Box 731, Thorndale
TX 76577 or to the charity of choice.
Joy Hickman, 78, of Taft died in a Corpus Christ hospital Oct. 15 .
Her funeral is today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Taft with burial
to follow in San Patricio Memorial Garden near Taft.
She is survived by W.N. Hickman of Taft; daughter Cindy Dyer of Taft;
son Ronnie Hickman of Lafayette, La.; brother Porter Young of Cameron;
four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Frank Joe Vansa
Frank Joe Vansa, 95, of Marak died Oct. 17  in a Cameron
nursing home. The Rev. Walter Matus officiated at his funeral Oct. 20 at
Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak. Burial followed in
the church cemetery.
Albert Lewis Glaser Jr., 55, of Buckholts died Tuesday in Orange. The
Rev. David Gililland will officiate at his funeral Saturday at Marek-Burns-Laywell
Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will be at the Bryant Station Cemetery
near Buckholts. Family visitation will be held Friday 5-8 p.m. at the funeral
[Published Oct 21, 2002]
Vernon M. Appel
The Rev. Vernon M. Appel, 77, of Thorndale died Tuesday at an Austin
hospital. Prayer service will be 7 p.m., Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Thorndale. Celebration of Life Services will be 1 p.m., Friday
at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale with The Revs. James Mann, Martin
Doering, and Jim Linderman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul
Church Cemetery in Thorndale.
[Published Oct 21, 2002]
Eloise Newman Finley
Eloise Newman Finley, 95, of Milano died Tuesday in a Cameron hospital.
The Rev. Dean DeSelms will officiate a graveside service Saturday at 10
a.m. at the Twin Oaks Cemetery in Artesia, N.M. The family will accept
visitors 2-5 p.m. Thursday at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale
and Friday from 4-9 p.m. at the Terpening and Son Funeral Home in Artesia
[Published Oct 21, 2002]
Charles Henry Woelfel
Charles Henry Woelfel, 65, of Austin died Jan. 31 . His
funeral was held Feb. 4 at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Woelfel was born July 29, 1937 in Thrall to Henry Oswald Woelfel and
Otilie Clara Menzel. He had lived in Austin since 1962.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Gladys Mersiovsky
and Frances Woelfel.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gwen Woelfel of Austin; sons
Jeffrey Woelfel and wife Laurie of Pflugerville and Jason Woelfel of Dallas;
daughter Janet Forbes and husband Cory of Cedar Park; sisters Mildred Waiser
and husband Victor of Thorndale and Margie Arp and husband Woodrow of Austin;
brother-in-law Herbert Mersiovsky of Belton; and four grandchildren Arthur,
Ryan, Autumn and Ainsley.
Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austin.
Rosa Weidner, 94, of Cameron died Jan. 31  in a Temple
hospital. The Rev. Jim Lafferty officiated at her funeral Feb. 2 with burial
following in the Snead Chapel Cemetery near Jones Prairie Community.
She was born Jan. 7, 1090 in the Jones Prairie Community and was a
homemaker, former teacher and member of the Methodist church. She was a
member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in New Braunfels.
Weidner graduated from Jones Prairie schools and from high school in
Maysfield, Okla. prior to receiving her teaching certificate from Southwest
Texas State Teachers College in 1929. She taught school in Ben Arnold,
String Prairie and Jones Prairie. She also led troops of Brownies and Girl
Scouts in New Braunfels and Cameron for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Weidner in 1986.
She is survived by her son John O. Weidner and wife Diane of Houston
and Clarence W. Weidner of Cameron; daughters Alma Lue Wenzel of Trinity,
Melba Sue Lanicek and husband Johnnie of Clarkston, Clare-Rose Black of
Jones Prairie and Lee Janet Riding of Cameron; brothers R.M. White and
Ed S. White both of Cameron and B.D. "Whistle" White of Jones Prairie;
sisters Alma Jewel White of Rosebud and Ruby Lee Lynch of Jones Prairie;
grandchildren Brenda Haley, Clifford Wenzel, Danny Wenzel, Dave Black,
Wayne Lanicek, Sara Yarbrough, Jeff Weidner and Melissa Bosley; and nine
Anesimo Vargas, 64, of Hereford died Jan. 29  in an Amarillo
hospital. Monsignor Arturo Meza officiated at his funeral mass on Feb.
1 at La Iglesia de San Jose. Burial followed at West Park Cemetery in Hereford.
He was born Feb. 2, 1938 in Robstown to Anastacio and Juanita Vargas.
He was raised and attended school in Cameron and married Candelaria Suniga
Vargas on Aug. 19, 1961 in Hereford.
Vargas worked at Holly Sugar Corporation for more than 20 years as
a sugar melter. He was also a self-employed truck driver and a member of
La Iglesia de San Jose.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife Candelaria Vargas of Hereford; sons Rojelio
Vargas of Vernon, and Tomas Vargas and Anesimo Vargas Jr., both of Amarillo;
daughters Janie Aguillon of Hereford and Frances Martinez, Anita Soria
and Jennifer Vargas, all of Amarillo; brothers Pedro Vargas Sr. of Hereford,
Jose Vargas of Rogers and Mike Vargas, Anastacio Vargas Jr. and Juan Vargas
all of Cameron; sisters Adela Corona of Cameron and Alpedia Fenton of Scranton,
Penn.; 19 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Ruby Lee Swanzy
Ruby Lee Swanzy, 84, of Cameron died Tuesday at a Cameron nursing home.
The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel
of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron with the Rev. James E. Lafferty
officiating. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale.
Swanzy was born in 1918 to Rubie Bufford and Florence Lee "Pinkey"
Crosby Craddock. She worked for Dr. W.R. Newton, Dr. T.L. Denson and the
Colonial Nursing Home. She married R.A. "Bert" Swanzy on Dec. 24, 1946
and he preceded her in death in 1991.
She is survived by a sister, Winnie Mae Green and her husband Raymond
of Cameron; three nieces; and three nephews. [Published Feb. 6, 2003]
Richard E. "Dick" Stone Sr.
Richard E. "Dick" Stone Sr., 70, of Austin died Jan. 31 
of heart disease at his home. The Rev. Albert Mikalik officiated at his
funeral Feb. 2 at Austin Brethren Church. Burial followed in Hranice Cemetery
in Dime Box with the Rev. Del Miller and Rev. Allen Newby officiating.
Stone was born May 26, 1932 in Harlingen to Edwin Eli and Dorothy Crow
Stone. He graduated from Kingsville High School and from Kingsville A&I
with a bachelor's degree in history. He attended the Austin Presbyterian
Theological Seminary in 1955. He began his ministry in the Presbyterian
church in Elgin in 1957. He served as pastor of Presbyterian churches in
Palacios, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Belton, Edna and San Saba before pastoring
Brethren churches in Caldwell and Austin. He married the former Jo Carter
in 1955. They divorced and he married Alice Gene Evans Taylor in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother David Stone.
He is survived by his wife Alice Stone of Austin; sons: Richard Stone
Jr. and wife Tia of Cameron, Eddie Stone of Belton and Dan Stone and wife
Liz of Poth; brothers: James Stone and wife Frances and Alan Stone of Shreveport,
LA; sister-in-law Marian Stone of Midland; grandchildren: Derrell, Ginny
and Joseph Stone all of Belton; Rebecca Stone of Denton; Ryan Stone of
Cameron, Miles and Troy Stone both of Poth and Cathrin Winsor of Cameron.
He is also survived by his stepsons: Billy and Chris Taylor of Austin;
Byron Taylor of New Orleans and Bryan Taylor of Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Outreach Fund at Austin
Brethren Church, PO Box 181252, Austin, TX 78758.
Rosie Lee Stephens
Rosie Lee Stephens, 81, of Cameron died Jan. 29  at her
home. Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at Cameron Grove Baptist Church
in Cameron with the Rev. Willie Whitfield officiating. Burial followed
at Cameron Rest Cemetery.
Stephens was born Feb. 21, 1921 in Cameron and was a homemaker.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Burton, Verna Knight, and
Mattie Henson, all of Cameron; one sister, Annie Terrell of Branchville;
15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Chester A. Oslick
Chester A. Oslick, 80, of San Gabriel died Feb. 1  in
a Taylor hospital. The Rev. Robert Wimp and Ray Barron officiated at his
funeral Feb. 3 with burial following in the Taylor City Cemetery.
Oslick was born May 27, 1922 in San Antonio the son of Alphonse and
Lestie (Holubec) Oslick. His family moved to the San Gabriel area where
he graduated from San Gabriel School and remained the rest of his life.
He was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942.
He was a member of the Air Corps 80th Troop Squadron and was crew chief
of a C-47 troop carrier. He proudly served his country in England and France
before being honorably discharged in 1945.
On Jan. 24, 1947, he married the former Gussie Rieger. He worked at
Alcoa Rockdale Operations in Rockdale for 28 years at the same time he
farmed and ranched in San Gabriel. He was a member of San Gabriel Christian
Church and the Thorndale Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Oslick loved farming, hunting, fishing and tending his huge vegetable
garden. His family said he was a wonderful husband and father and a loving
"Papa" to his four grandchildren. He and his wife loved watching their
grandchidlren participate in all sports at Thorndale scools.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Gussie Oslick of San Gabriel; sons Doug
Oslick and wife Renee of Thorndale and Gary Oslick and wife Jackie of San
Gariel; grandchilden Dustin Oslick of Austin, Shannon Oslick of College
Station, Jill Oslick of Huntsville and Tara Oslick of San Gabriel; and
brother T.J. Oslick and wife Gene of Taylor.
Memorials may be given to the San Gabriel Christian Church or the charity
Serving as pallbearers at his funeral were Jim Oslick, Kirk Baird,
Joey Shillings, Russell and Brady Kolenovsky and Gary Northcott. Honorary
pallbearers were Melvin Scott, Oscar Theis, Clarence Marx and Billy Schultz.
Miladie Mikeska Malcik
Miladie Mikeska Malcik, 97, of Cameron died Jan. 29  in
a Cameron hospital. The Rev. John Bravenec officiated at her funeral Feb.
1 and burial followed in Seaton Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 28, 1905 in Red Ranger. She was a housewife who helped
her husband farm. She moved to Cameron in 1966. She was a member of SPJST
Lodge 47 and the Brethren Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ignac Malcik in 1966 and a
son I.J. Malcik in 1998.
She is survived by her sons Frank Malcik of Red Oak, Johnnie Malcik
of Temple and Edwin Malcik of Red Ranger; daughter Georgia Kopriva of Cameron;
brother Rudolph Mikeska of Temple; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren
and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Agnes Marie Hrozek
Agnes Marie Hrozek, 82, of Cameron died Jan. 31  in a
Cameron nursing facility. The Rev. Walter Matus officiated at her funeral
Feb. 3 at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Marak. Burial followed
in the church cemetery.
Hrozek, a homemaker, was born Aug. 20, 1920 in Milam County to Thomas
and Josie Barosh Barta. She married Ervin Ernest Hrozek on June 19, 1943.
She was a member of Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, of SPJST
and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband Ervin Ernest Horzek of Cameron; son
Michael Hrozek and wife Veronica of Cameron; daughter Elizabeth Thweatt
and husband Herbert of Pflugerville; brother August Barta of Cameron; grandchildren
Randall Thweatt and Richard Thweatt both of Pflugerville, Brandi Shelton
of Belton, Jason Horzek of Dallas and Kylie Hrozek and Zachary Hrozek both
of Cameron; and three great-grandchildren Gracie Shelton, Brady Shelton
and Cody Shelton.
Julian Ray Harris
Julian Ray Harris, 83, of Waco died Feb. 1  at his home.
The Rev. Carroll Hambrick officiated at his funeral Feb. 4 with burial
following in the Marlow Cemetery near Cameron.
Harris, a retired tire inspector for General Tire, was born March 23,
1919 in Milam County to James Damrell and Olie Walston Harris. He married
Irene Tindall on Jan. 2, 1940 in Cameron. He was an Army Air Force Veteran
of World War II and a member of the Beverly Hill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Irene Harris of Waco; sons James Darrell
Harris of Lubbock, Paul Coleman Harris of McGregor, Kevin Patrick Harris
of Plano; sister Olie Short Cameron; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Walter Brown Dossett Jr.
Walter Brown Dossett Jr., 75, of Waco died Jan 31 . The
Rev. Frank B. Mangum, retired, officiated at his funeral Feb. 3 and burial
followed in Oakwood Cemetery.
Dossett was born Aug. 20, 1927 to Walter Brown and Alethea Sleeper
He served his country both in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World
War II and later in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He received
his bachelor's in business administration from the University of Texas
at Austin in 1950 where he was a Silver Spur and a member of Kappa Sigma
He served on the Waco City Council and was the City's Mayor pro tem
during the 1970s. Dossett was a vestry member and Senior Warden at St.
Paul's Episcopal Church and served as president of both the United Way
of Waco and the Waco Public Library board of Director.
He is the former president of Central Texas Compress Company and for
the last 35 years served as president, chief executive officer and chairman
of the board of Royal Seating Ltd. of Cameron. he was an officer and director
of Exporters and Traders Compress and Warehouse Company, chairman of the
Brazos Masonry Corporation Board of Directors and a principal of Iron Horse
Iron Works. He served as a director of the First National Bank of Waco,
was a director of Texas Life Insurance company and is former president
of the National Cotton Warehouse Association. He was an active member of
the Waco Philosophers Club and served as president of both Ridgewood Country
Club and the Waco Sailing Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jane Dossett Brooks.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Mary Martha Dickie;
sisters, Laura Dossett Smith and husband Cullen of Waco, Frances Dossett
Swann and husband Tommy of Tyler; sons, Reeder Walter Dossett and wife
Dr. Jenny Moody of Valley Mills and Markham Brown Dossett and wife Susan
Stevener Dossett of Waco; daughters, Susan Groetzinger of Waco, Martha
Beckham Dossett and partner Nancy Barbour of Houston, and Pauline Whittle
and husband Jeff of Dallas; and grandchildren Katharine Groetzinger, Walter
S. Dossett, Markham W. Dossett, Erin L. Whittle, John C. Whittle and Andrew
The Dossett family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorials
be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Martha Biar, 93, of San Antonio, formerly of Thorndale, died Feb. 1
. Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at King of Kings Lutheran
Church in San Antonio with the Rev. Henry Biar officiating. Graveside services
were held on Feb. 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Thorndale.
Biar was born Aug. 19, 1909 to Otto and Lydia (Moerbe) Biar.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Hedwig Biar; and
three brothers, Henry Biar; the Rev. Carl Biar; and Otto Biar.
She is survived by three sisters, Edna Biar of San Antonio; Ruth Farschman
of Amherst, Ohio; and Doris Urban and her husband, Marvin, of Grand Prarie;
and four brothers, Walter Biar and his wife, Edna, of San Antonio; Martin
Biar and his wife, Gertrude, of Garland; Bill Biar and his wife, Steffy,
of Carrollton; and Harold Biar and his wife, Rosalie, of Thorndale.
Micheal Eulenfeld, 15, of Thorndale, died away Feb. 8 
in a vehicle accident. Visitation will be Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Providence
Funeral Home in Taylor. Celebration of Life Services are 4 p.m. Wednesday
at Providence Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Robert Bielke officiating. Burial
will follow at Taylor City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the Rockdale Outreach Center, 9563 FM 1600, Rockdale TX 76567.
Jo Webb Greger
Jo Webb Greger, 71, of Lott died Feb. 7  in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Homme
in Cameron with burial following at Hope Lutheran Memorial Park.
Violet Dawkins, 82, of DeLeon died Feb. 7  at her home.
Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at Nowlin Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth
Wilson and Roger Pounds officiating. Burial followed at DeLeon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to CCC Hospice, 118 E. Liveoak, Suite 104, Dublin,
J.C. "Pete" Tindall
J.C. "Pete" Tindall, 68, of San Marcos died Feb. 5  at
his home. Funeral services are pending at Thomason Funeral Home at 2001
RR 12 in San Marcos.
Riley Hunt Whittington Jr.
Riley Hunt Whittington Jr., 73, of Brazoria and formerly of Milam County
died Feb. 5  at his home. A graveside service will be at 1
p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Marlow Cemetery near Cameron. Visitation will
be Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home prior to the service.