Rufus Prikryl, Sr.
Monday, 10AM


(Taylor) Rufus Prikryl, Sr., 98 of Granger, died Thursday. Services are 10AM today at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. Prikryl was born in Crosby and graduated from Granger High School in 1936. He served in WWII, landing on Utah Beach in Normandy as part of the 357th Infantry Regiment and 90th Infantry Division. He was wounded in action and later became a Czech interpreter for the Army. He was a longtime farmer and beekeeper in Granger and was Commander of the American Legion, President of the Blackland Co-Op Cotton Gin, and Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, the Granger KJT, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. Survivors include:

Daughter:
       Rebecca Beck and husband Charles of Cedar Park

Son:
       Rufus R. Prikryl, Jr. and his wife Sylvia of San Antonio

3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren also survive.
Providence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy Leona Mitchell
Monday, 11AM


(Cameron) Dorothy Leona Mitchell, 94 of Temple, and formerly of Cameron, died Thursday in a Temple hospital. Services will be 11AM today at Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron, with burial to follow in Waco Memorial Park. Visitation is 2 hours prior to the services. Mrs. Mitchell, a homemaker, was a US Army veteran and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cameron. Survivors include:

Son:
       Michael Mitchell of Temple

Daughter:
       Paula Horton and husband Gary of Bryan

Sisters:
       Delores Hardy of IN
       Pat Hoffer of IN
       Dorothy Ray of Liberty

3 grandchildren, and 3 great grandsons also survive.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jesse Ray Hogan
Monday, 2PM


(Rockdale) Jesse Ray Hogan, 18 of Rockdale, died Tuesday at his home. Graveside services are 2PM Monday in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the services are Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Mr. Hogan was born in Temple and attended Rockdale High School. He was a carpenter's helper. Survivors include:

Mother:
       Brandy Fields of Rockdale

Father:
       Michael Hogan of Italy

Grandmothers:
       Mary Love of Rockdale
       Phyllis Hogan of Italy

Grandfather:
       Johnny Urbanek of Rockdale

Brothers:
       Jaycen Yanez of Taylor
       Lukas Michael Hogan of Rockdale

Sister:
       Jaycen Yanez of Taylor

Numerous other family members also survive.
Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


John J. Vallis
Monday, 3PM

(Taylor) John J. Valis, 80 of Taylor, died Thursday. Services are 3PM today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Providence Funeral Home in Taylor is in charge of arrangements.


Frank Simcik
Tuesday, 2:30PM


(Rockdale) Frank Simcik, 78 of Lexington, died Friday in an Austin hospital. Services are 2:30PM Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church in Lexington, with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Rosary is 7PM today at the church. Mr. Simcik was born in Flatonia and was a pot tender at Alcoa until 1995. He was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Dorothy "Dot" Simcik of Lexington

Daughter:
       Kristina "Kristi" Simcik of Lexington

Brother:
       Edward Simcik of Columbus
       
Sister:
       Dorothy Melvin of FL

2 grandchildren also survive.
Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Douglas Allen Riddle
Pending


(Rosebud) Douglas Allen Riddle, 77 of Marlin, died Thursday in a Temple Hospital. Services are pending at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud.


Scott Boynton
pending


(Rockdale) Services for Scott Boynton, 44 of Lexington, are pending with Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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