Joseph Chester Slusher
Thursday, 4PM


(Rockdale) Joseph Chester Slusher, 82 of Rockdale, died April 10th in a Temple hospital. Memorial services are 4PM Thursday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale. Mr. Slusher was born in Ohio and attended school in Kentucky. He moved to Rockdale in 1960 and co-owned Harmony Motor Lodge & Restaurant. He then owned and operated Mobile Oil in Rockdale and went on to work for Gaither Motor Company for 17 years, retiring in 1989 to work cattle at J&J and Sons Ranch. He also owned several rental properties, including Steel Magnolias. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and co-owner of Rockdale Gun Club. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Judith Slusher of Rockdale

Sons:
       Ronald Harmon Slusher and wife Robin of League City
       Michael Joseph Slusher and wife Wendy of Crosby

four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Martha Vargas Lopez
Friday, 2PM


(Cameron) Martha Vargas Lopez, 72 of Harker Heights and formerly of Cameron, died Tuesday, at her home. Funeral services will be 2PM Friday, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with burial to follow in the Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8PM with a prayer service at 7PM at the funeral home. Ms. Lopez, a homemaker and housekeeper, was born in Littlefield, Texas. Survivors include:

Son:
       Alfred Gutierrez of Blanchard, Ok.

Daughters:
       Lisa Ann Lopez of Copperas Cove
       Laura Gutierrez Rivera of Riverside, CA
       Mamie Gaytan of Harker Heights
       France Cayot of Harker Heights

Brother:
       Roberto Vargas of Temple

Sisters:
       Jesusa Martinez of Cameron
       Oralia Pester of Harker Heights

19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren also survive.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.


Vicki Michelle Collins
Saturday, 10AM


(Cameron) Vicki Michelle Collins, 52 of Temple, died Friday in a Temple hospital. Funeral services will be 10AM Saturday at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Marak, with burial to follow in the Ben Arnold Cemetery. Rosary will be 6PM Friday, with visitation to follow at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Mrs. Collins was born in Cameron. She received her BBA degree in Management Information Systems from Baylor University. She was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church and had been an officer with the Ben Arnold Cemetery Association. Survivors include:

Husband:
       Craig Collins of Temple

Mother:
       Joyce Vaculin of Cameron

Brothers:
       Paul Vaculin of TN
       Alan Vaculin of Cameron

Special friend:
       Mary Sharp of Robinson

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


Etna Kathleen Jurca
Saturday, 2PM


(Cameron) Etna Kathleen Jurca, 101 of Buckholts, died Friday in a Cameron nursing facility. Funeral services will be 2PM Saturday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron, with burial to follow in the Corinth Cemetery near Buckholts. Visitation wil be an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Jurca, a homemaker and farmer, was born in Maysfield. She was a member of the Buckholts Brethren Church and Christian Sisters. Survivors include:

Sons:
       Adolph Jurca Jr. of Buckholts
       John Jurca of Buckholts

Daughter:
       Della Startz of Victoria

Nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survive.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.


Doris Lee Luetge Wadlington
Saturday, 2PM


(Rockdale) Doris Lee Luetge Wadlington, 92 of Forest Grove, died Tuesday in Rockdale. Services are 2PM Saturday at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, with burial to follow in IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Wadlington was born in New Salem and graduated from Rockdale High School in 1943. She attended Austin Business College and worked at the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin. She then worked as a bookkeeper for WT Pearson in Rockdale. Survivors include:

Sons:
       Gary Wadlington of Rockdale
       Charles Wadlington and wife Sheila of Rockdale
       Carman Wadlington and wife Jenny of Rockdale

Daughters:       
       Karen Taylor of Caldwell
       Dana Fatheree and husband Mark of Rockdale

8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many extended family also survive.
Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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