Eleanor Schmidt Hollas
Saturday, 10AM


(Cameron) Eleanor Schmidt Hollas, 93, died Sunday. Funeral services will be 10AM today at St. Monica's Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hollas was born in Palestine and moved to Cameron in 1946. She was involved in various civic organizations including Arts & Services, Girls and Boy Scouts, St. Monica's Catholic Church, and the Garden Club. Survivors include:

Husband:
George Hollas

Daughters:
Patricia Phipps
Judy Cummings

Son:
Rick Hollas

4 Grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren 9 great grandchildren also survive.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.


Ann Murdoch-Rowe
Saturday, 1PM


(Temple) Ann Murdoch-Rowe, 70 of Nolanville, died Friday in a local hospital. Memorial services are 1PM today at Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Murdoch-Rowe was born in Killeen and raised in Copperas Cove, where she graduated from high school. She also graduated from Baptist Bible Institute and received her discipleship. She was a homemaker and served as band manager for Easy County while living in Germany. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and active with their Women of Worth group and Vacation Bible School. Survivors include:

Son:
Robert Rowe

Daughters:
Hope Ann Harris and husband Billy
Rebekah Wyant and husband David

Brother:
Larry Townsend and wife LaVerne

Furbaby:
Cuddle Bug

twelve grandchildren, four great-grand daughters, and one great-grandson also survive.
In Lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution to defray the cost of memorial expenses to Young’s Daughters Funeral Home www.youngsdaughters com or calling 254.401.1302.
Young's Daughters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Hilario Rojas Falcon
Saturday, 1PM


(Temple) Hilario Rojas Falcon, 63 of Killeen, died Wednesday at his home. Services are 1PM today at Young's Daughters Funeral Home in Temple, with burial to follow in Mexico. Visitation will be today from 6-9PM at the funeral home. Mr. Falcon was born in Mexico and graduated from high school before coming to the United States. He retired as a pipe layer for TTG Utilities. Survivors include:

Wife:
Elia Rojas

Sons:
Alonso Rojas and wife jennifer Rodriguez Rojas
Rodolfo Rojas

Daughters:
Ruth Rojas husband Martin
Selina Rojas
Valerie Rojas
Melanie Rojas
Stephanie Rojas

Brother:
Ricardo Rojas

Sisters:
Santa Gonzalez
Antonia Torres
Graciela Rodriguez
Carmen Lopez
Josefa Perez
Rosa Rojas
Maria Jaramillo
Teresa Rojas

eight grandchildren also survive.
Young's Daughters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jayne Anne Henry Thompson
Sunday, 2PM


(Rockdale) Jayne Anne Henry Thompson, 86 of San Gabriel, died Tuesday in Weatherford. Services are 2PM Sunday at San Gabriel Christian Church, with burial to follow in IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation will be today from 5-7PM at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Mrs. Thompson was born in Austin and graduated from Thorndale High School before attending Texas Christian University as an English major with a minor in Music Performing-Vocals. She taught kindergarten and high school english and served as music director at Wheatland Baptist Church. Survivors include:

Daughters:
       Donna Chambers and husband Dan of Weatherford
       Jo Henry of Weatherford

Son-of-her-heart:
       Jack Williams and wife Debi of Johnson City

Brothers:
       Jay Smith and wife Barbara of Canyon Lake
       Mitch Clark of Thornton

Brother-in-Law:
       Bill Stigall of San Gabriel

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


Bobby Joe Ulicnik
Monday, 10AM


(Cameron) Bobby Joe Ulicnik, 65 of Cameron, died Wednesday in a Temple hospital. Funeral services are 10AM Monday at Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron, with burial to follow in North Elm Cemetery near Cameron. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6PM at the funeral home. Mr. Ulicnik was born in Cameron and retired as a truck driver. Survivors include:

Wife:
Marilyn Ulicnik of Cameron

Sons:
Robert Ulicnik of Buckholts
Kevin Ulicnik of Corsicana

Step-son:
Christopher Allison of Rockdale

Daughter:
Misty Ulicnik Edwards of Corpus Christi

Step-daughter:
Kelli Hadley of Cameron

Brother:
Gene Brewer of Corsicana

8 grandchildren also survive.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.


Bessie Kay (Cass) Lagrone
Monday, 10AM


(Milano) Bessie Kay (Cass) Lagrone, 77 of Milano, died Wednesday, in a Cameron nursing facility. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Monday, at Gause Baptist Church in Gause. Burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery near Milano. Visitation is 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, 2 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Mrs. Lagrone was born in Cameron and attended school in Gause then on to Milano where she graduated Class of 1966. She a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She worked at Milano ISD, as custodian, then nurse's aide for the district. She was the lead organizer of the Samaritan's Purse project for many years at Friendship Baptist Church and was a Long-time writer of the "Milano News" column in the Cameron Herald and the Rockdale Reporter for many years. Survivors include:

Husband:
       Claude Lagrone of Milano

Daughters:
        Marie Bakken and husband Buck of Milano,
       Janie Bazargani and husband Siamack of Katy
       Connie Caston and husband Gilmer Caston of San Antonio
       Catrina Steinbecker and husband Gary of Milano

Son:
        Jereald and wife Lynette Lagrone of Gause
       Chad and wife Sherry Lagrone of Milano

Sisters:
        Wanda and Wayne Lee of Gause
       and Edith Miller of Milano

Brothers:
        Jimmy and Eloise Cass of Caldwell and twin Ray Cass of Bryan

20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.


Memorial donations can be made in Kay’s honor to the Milano Former Students Association scholarship fund, c/o Crystal Denman, 2147 County Road 232, Rockdale, Texas 76567.
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.


Billy Earl Ernst
Wednesday, 10AM


(Rosebud) Billy Earl Ernst, 90 of Rosebud, died Monday in a Temple hospital. Memorial services are 10AM Wednesday at Cook Gerngross Green Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud, with a private burial to follow at a later date at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Cyclone. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-7PM, with Rosary to follow. Mr. Ernst was born in Barclay and lived in the Rosebud area all his life. He served in the US Army and worked as a farmer and rancher. He owned BE Ernst Gin near Rosebud and after retiring, worked for Cook Gerngross Green Patterson Funeral Home for 24 years. He was also a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Rosebud. Survivors include:

Sons:
David Ernst of Rosebud
Lonnie Ernst and wife Angelique of Pearland

one granddaughter and four great- grandchildren also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home is in c harge of arrangements.


William Lane "Bill" Clayton
June 4, 11AM


(Cameron) William Lane "Bill" Clayton, 73 of Jones Prairie, died May 13th at his ranch. Celebration of Life will be 11AM Saturday, June 4th, at Little River Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Jones Prairie. Mr. Clayton was born in Orange and moved to Bridge City at a young age. He graduated from Bridge City High School in 1967 and the University of Houston in 1973. He served in the US Army National Guard as a parachutist. He started working as a bus boy and table server at Wayside Inn in Bridge City and moved to Human Resources Manager at Texas Instruments in Houston after his college graduation. He then started Topaz Construction Company, where he was owner/operator for many years and became sole-source construction contractor for the Pappas family and their restaurants. He later went to work at Motorola in Austin as site manager and then at Pflugerville ISD as director of facilities and support services until retiring in 2016. Survivors include:

Wife:
Aloma Bunt Clayton

Daughter:
Tiffany Clayton Swan and husband Jed of Cedar Park

Step-son:
Byron Walker of Seguin

Step-daughters:
Debbie White of Lewisville
Laura Crawler and husband Chris of Katy

Sister:
Chadene Clayton Carr of Carrollton

2 granddaughters, 2 sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, 6 step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, many wonderful neighbors and friends, and his beloved Poochie also survive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Little River Baptist Church, 3446 FM 979, Cameron, TX 76520 or to the charity of your choice.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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