Mr. Jackson was born March 3, 1890 in Pledger to Smith Henry and Betty Jones Jackson and he died Nov. 4, 1992 in West Columbia.
He was a member of the Baptist church and a lifelong resident of the Pledger Community.
Survivors include seven children, Smith H. Jackson of Houston, Monett and Spencer Morgan of West Columbia, Essie Boyd of Houston, Lloyd and Betty Jackson of Bay City, Doris Floyd, Floyd and Bettye Jackson and Odessa and John Rentie, all of San Diego, Calif.; 32 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Millie Rutherford Jackson and a daughter, Ruby Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Smith H. Jackson Jr., Darrell Morgan, Nathan Morgan, Reginald Perry, Ronald Perry and John W. Rentie Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Floyd Jackson, Smith Henry Jackson, Kenneth R. James, Spencer Morgan and deacons of Grove Hill Baptist Church.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
The Daily Tribune, November, 1992
JACKSON, Ira P., of Pledger, Texas, passed away in Caney Valley Hospital, Wharton, August 22. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cleo Williams, San Antonio; six sons: Andres, of Bay City; Lewis B. and Moses of Pledger; J. C. of Chicago, Ill.; Aaron, Houston; Roosevelt, of Pontiac, Mich. Also two brothers, Andrew, Sr., and McKinley of Pledger. Funeral services will be at Grove Hill Baptist Church in Pledger, August 26, at 1:00 p.m. Reverend H. L. Landry will officiate and interment will be at the Jones Cemetery, Pledger. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Tribune, August 25, 1970
Funeral services for Lewis Bell Jackson, 67, of Pledger will be held noon Saturday at Grove Hill Baptist Church in Pledger with the Rev. F. R. Cones officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson Family Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be held until 9 p. m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Jackson was born Feb. 12, 1924, to Ira and Ella Robinson Jackson in Pledger and died April 12, 1991, in his home.
He was a retired agriculture teacher, a World War II veteran and belonged to the Baptist church.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sweetie B. Jackson of Pledger; two sons, Lewis B. Jackson Jr. and Anthony Jackson of Pledger; three daughters, Janet E. Lotimer, Kathy E. Thompson and Constance Janell Jackson of Pledger; a granddaughter, Cheycara E. Lotimer of Pledger; a sister, Cleo Williams of San Antonio; a brother, Roosevelt Jackson of Pontiac, Mich.; an uncle, Andrew Jackson of West Columbia; and a family of friends and relatives.
Pallbearers are Robert Spradley, Herman Spradley, Unice Spradley, Charlie Harris, Freddie Amey and Raymond Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers are Lewis B. Jackson Jr., Ira Anthony Jackson, Lloyd Jackson, James White, Smith Jackson, Alfreddie Anderson and Roosevelt Jackson.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City.
The Daily Tribune, April 19, 1991
Funeral services for McKinley Jackson, 84, of Pledger, will be held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at Grove Hill Baptist Church, Pledger, with the Rev. Frank Cones officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery, Pledger.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Jackson was born Dec. 20, 1899, the son of the late Smith Henry and Betty Jones Jackson, and died Nov. 4, 1984, at Matagorda General Hospital.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Andrew James Jackson of Pledger, and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include L. B. Jackson, Norris Jackson, S. H. Jackson, Floyd Jackson, John Floyd and Anthony Jackson.
Arrangements were with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, November 9, 1984
Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Willie Bell Jackson, 83, of Pledger, 12 p. m. Saturday at the Grove Hill Baptist Church in Pledger.
Officiating at the services will be the Rev. F. R. Cross.
Jackson died May 17, 1982 at Matagorda General Hospital.
Survivors include husband, McKinley Jackson of Pledger; sisters, Mrs. Ella Burnett and Mrs. Maggie Lemon of Old Ocean, Mrs. Daisy Lee of Danciger; brothers, Dave Williams of Cedar Lane, A. C. Hilliard of Old Ocean, Pruett Hilliard of Old Ocean.
Visitation hours are today (Friday) at the funeral home chapel from 4 to 9 p. m. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 to 12.
Burial will follow services at Jones Cemetery in Pledger.
Active pallbearers include Lloyd Jackson, Lewis B. Jackson, Sr., John C. Floyd, Will Burnett, Charlie Burnett and Freddie Burnett.
Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Tribune, Friday, May 21, 1982
Funeral services for Kenneth Ray James, 50, of Pledger, will be at 11:30 a. m. Friday, May 8 at the Grove Hill Baptist Church in Pledger, Texas, with Rev. Derrick Blunt, pastor, and Rev. J. James eulogist. Burial will follow at the Jackson Family Cemetery in Pledger. Visitation will be today until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a. m. Friday at the church.
James was born Thursday, Sep. 25, 1947 in Wharton to T. W. James and Ruby Lee Jackson James. He passed away Saturday, May 2 in Pledger as a result of an auto accident. He was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church in Pledger. Upon graduation in Wharton High School in 1965, he attended Prairie View A & M University. Later, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, where he served until his Honorable Discharge.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Faye James of Pledger; one daughter, Tarnisha Thompson of Houston; a step-daughter, Terry Lynn of Houston; a sister, Helen James of Richmond; six aunts, Earline Rideaux of Pledger, Odessa Moses of New Gulf, Monett Morgan of West Columbia, Essie Boyd of Houston, Doris Floyd and Odessa Rentie, both of San Diego, Calif; six uncles, Roosevelt James and R. L. James, both of Pledger, Freddie James of Danciger, S. H. Jackson of Houston, Lloyd Jackson of Bay City, and Floyd Jackson of San Diego; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Active pallbearers are Reginald Perry, Harold Morgan, Freddie Amey, Melvin McClain, Lawrence James and Ray Penrice.
Honorary pallbearers are Roosevelt James, R. L. James, Freddie James, S. H. Jackson, Lloyd Jackson and Floyd Jackson.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
The Daily Tribune, May 7, 1998
T. W. James, 50, a resident of Pledger passed away at his residence May 31. He was a World War II Veteran. Survivors include: 1 daughter, Helen James of Richmond; 1 son, Kenneth James of Richmond; mother, Mrs. Addie James of Pledger; 2 sisters, Mrs. Earlene Rideaux of Pledger and Mrs. Odessa Moses of Boling; 4 brothers, J. L. James of Van Vleck; Roosevelt James of Freeport; R. L. James of Boling; ad Freddie James of Danciger. Funeral services under the direction of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, June 6, 1973
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