Adolph William "AW" Pick
Tuesday, 10AM


(Taylor) Adolph William "AW" Pick, 95 of Taylor, died Monday. Funeral services are 10AM today at St. John Lutheran Church in Thrall, with internment to follow in Taylor City Cemetery. Mr. Pick was born in New Colony and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts. He and his wife settled in Hoxie and ran a family farm. He was awarded Master Farmer by the Taylor Chamber of Commerce in 1966. He was also involved with the 4H Club, St. John Lutheran Church Council, and Thrall School Board. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Jacquelyn Pick

Sons:
       Randall Pick
       Bobby Pick and wife Susan
       Donald Pick and wife Christy

Daughter:
       Sharon Moreno and husband Celestino

10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way also survive.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his honor to St. John Lutheran Church of Thrall. P.O. Box 265, Thrall, TX 76578.
Providence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Brianne Sheree Piper
Tuesday, 2PM


(Cameron) Brianne Sheree Piper, 29, died May 4th in Austin. Memorial services are 2PM today at Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron, with private burial at a later date. Visitation and viewing will be 1 hour prior to the service. Casual attire is encouraged and everyong is asked to wear a touch of purple. Ms. Piper was born in Houston and moved to Rosebud at a young age. She graduated with honors from Rosebud-Lott High School and moved to San Marcos to attend Texas State University. Survivors include:

Mother:
       Paula Piper

Children:
       James and Eliana

Brother:
       Matthew Piper and wife Margot

Many extended family also survive.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to your local animal shelters or nonprofits in her memory.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Phyllis Waring
Wednesday, 6:30PM


(Cameron) Phyllis Rice Waring, 89, died March 23rd in Temple. Memorial services are 6:30PM Wednesday at Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Mrs. Waring was born in Oklahoma and moved to Indiana in 1954, living there for over 50 years. She worked for Art Craft Press for 21 years and then went to work in the Indiana Secretary of State office, then Hamilton County Family and Social Services administration until retiring in 2009. During her career, she was a 25-year member of American Business Women's Association, including as the national office of Vice President District Six. She was also a 20-year member of the Hamilton County Republican Women's Association, being honored in 1997 as Woman of the Year. She moved to Cameron in 2009 and volunteered for Milam Community Theater. Survivors include:

Daughters:
       Colleen G. Waring and husband Randy Leo
       Karen Ursini-Blaschick of CT

"Adopted" Daughter:
       Sharon Welborn, all of Mexico

3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and her beloved four-legged companion Kubla Khan.
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 Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-7PM at Young's Daughters Funeral Home in Temple. 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.


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

Stepson:
       Byron Walker of Seguin

Stepdaughters:
       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.


Calvin Franklin "Buddy" Simonton
Later Date


(Cameron) Calvin Franklin "Buddy" Simonton, 77 of Rockdale, died Wednesday at his home. Memorial services will be at a later date, with cremation and burial to follow in Alice. Mr. Simonton was born in Taylor and graduated from Taylor High School in 1963. He spent most of his career in Alice with Dresser-Atlas and Walltech before becoming manager with Green's Pressure Testing. He was also a truck driver for 28 years and a member of the Brethren Church. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Judy Simonton of Rockdale

Son:
       James Michael Simonton and wife Amy of Rockdale

Daughters:
       Leslie Perez and husband Albert
       Lynn Pawlik and husband Eddie of Alice
       Tammy Hauser and husband Dan of Leander

9 grandchildren also survive.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.


Billie Jo White
No Services


(Cameron) Billie Jo White, 89 of Jones Prairie, died Sunday in a College Station hospital. No services are planned. Mrs. White was born in Jones Prairie. Survivors include:

Daughter:
       Beverly Ann Wenzel and husband Clifford of Cameron

Brother:
       Benny Massengale of Lexington

three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.
Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.


Arthur Manning Geddings
No Services


(Cameron) Arthur Manning Geddings, 78 of Buckholts, died Saturday at his home. No services are planned. Mr. Geddings was born in South Carolina and worked as a truck driver. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Shirley (Guzner) Geddings

Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.





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