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Markham Cemetery Home
 


Louise Austin

 


Darvin C. Barnes

 

EVA BARNES
 

MARKHAM - Funeral services for Eva Barnes, 78, of Markham, who passed away May 20, 2008, will be held Saturday, May 24, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, with the Rev. James Ashton Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. at the chapel.

She was the daughter of the late Clay Brazil and Odessa Ashton Brazil.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.


Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/23/2008.

 

Eva Barnes
Life Epitome

 

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalms 34:1

 

Parents: Clay and Odessa Brazil
School: Grove Hill Community and Sweet Home

Married: Tom Barnes
Church affiliate: Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
She served as Church Secretary, announcing clerk, President of Mission II and Sunday School Teacher. She served as Mission II leader for the deep, deep south, chairman of the Gleaners under the leadership of Rev. C. L. Wallace, Auxiliary Moderator, Dr. F. N. Williams Moderator.
Departed This Life: May 20, 2008 at 9:50 P. M.
Preceded in death: Parents: Clay Brazil and Odessa Flagg
Children: Willis Barnes, Barbara J. O'Neal.
Grandchildren: Chicarus O'Neal, Michael Barnes, Darvin Barnes.
Sister: Hannah Brooks, Lucille Amboree, Helen Flagg, Patricia Murdoch, Agnes Brown.
Husband: Tom Barnes.
She leaves to cherish her memories:
Three caring and loving childen:
     Lloyd Brazil (Denise) of Markham
     Ernestine White, of Kendleton
     Debra Byrd (Houston)
Sister: Myrtle Sanford (Markham)
Brothers:
     Jesse Flagg Jr. of Markham
     Bobbie Flagg (Carolyn Sue) of Markham
     Billie Flagg of Freeport
     Alfred Blackmon of Van Vleck
Brother-in-law: Travis Amboree of Houston
16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 45 great-great grandchildren
Special friends: Hercelia Martin and Gladys Spill of Bay City; Rose Marie Lehner of Switzerland; Alma Bolt, Carolyn Warren of Houston and lots of nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.

 


 

 

Michael D. Barnes

 

Michael DeShawn Barnes, 17, of Houston, will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. James Ashton officiating. Burial will be at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Mr. Barnes was born July 29, 1975 in Bay City to Debra Barnes and died May 25, 1993 at Hermann Hospital in Houston.

He was a member of the Baptist church and a high school student.

Survivors include his mother, Debra Barnes of Markham; his father, Wilbert Byrd of Houston; five sisters, Tasheba, Chandilyn, Mona, Shaquita and Monica Byrd of Houston; two grandmothers, Eva Barnes of Markham and Alma Lou Burnett of Houston; a grandfather, J. C. Alexander Sr. of Brazoria; three aunts, Ernestine White of Wharton, Alma Faye Burnett of Houston and Faye Alexander of Dallas; six uncles, Lloyd Brazil of Markham, Willis Barnes of Huntsville, James Alexander, Jr. of Bay City and Albert Byrd, Archie Burnett and Larry Burnett of Houston; seven great-aunts; five great-uncles; four nieces; two great-great-aunts and uncles; and host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Darvin Barnes.

Pallbearers will be the Rev. James Ashton, Dwight Sanford, Darrell Campbell, Johnny Brooks, Randolph Hercules, Larry Sanford, Ernest C. Brinkley and Emmanuel Bree.

Honorary pallbearers are Wilbert Byrd, James Alexander Jr., Willis Barnes, Archie Burnett, Bobby Flagg, Roosevelt George, Jesse Flagg, Harlan Hadden, J. C. Alexander Sr., Lloyd Brazil, Albert Byrd, Larry Burnett, Billie Flagg, Travis Amboree, Elijah O’Neal and Alvin Cooper.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, May 1993
 


Willis Jay Barnes

Funeral Services for Willis Jay Barnes, 51, will be 2 p. m on Saturday Sept. 18, 1999 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. James Ashton, Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel and from 1-2 p. m. on Saturday at the church.

Barnes died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999. He was born Friday, August 13, 1948 in Midfield, Tex. to Tom Barnes and Eva Brazil Barnes.

Survivors include: mother, Eva Barnes of Markham; four daughters, Charlotte Martin, Sabrina Barnes and Mary Ward all of Houston and Jerilynn Williams of Bay City; four sons, Willis, Jr., Elbert, LaChristopher and Alvin all of Houston; two sisters, Earnestine White of East Bernard and Debra Byrd of Houston; one brother, Lloyd Brazil of Markham; three aunts, Myrtle Sanford, Agnes Brown and Helen Woods; four uncles, Alfred Blackmon, Jessie Flagg, Billy Flagg and Bobby Flagg; special friend, Rosie Lebner of Switzerland; spiritual advisor, Katherine Cox of Dallas; attorney and friend, Roual Schonemorn of Austin; 18 grandchildren; and other friends and relatives.

Pallbearers include: Dwight Sanford, Cleothius Smith, David Sanford, Larry Sanford, Andrew Sardinea, Barrett Sardinea, Cedo Sardinea, Jr., and Cedo Sardenia III.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, September 17, 1999
 


 

Willis Jay Barnes

On Friday, August 13, 1948, a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Barnes, Jr. in Midfield, Texas whom they named, Willis Jay Barnes.

His upbringing was surrounded by his siblings, family and friends.

He attended public school in the community of his birth where he enjoyed life to the fullest.

His spiritual affiliation began at an early age in life. His spiritual growth enabled him to face life right in the face and smile.

He leaves behind many loving memories to his loving and devoted family which includes his Mother, Eva Barnes of Markham; four daughters, Charlotte Martin, Sabrina Barnes and Mary Ward of Houston, Jerilynn Williams of Bay City; four sons, Willis, Jr., Elbert, LaChristopher, and Alvin all of Houston; two sisters, Ernestine White of East Bernard and Debra Byrd of Houston; one brother, Lloyd Brazil of Markham; his sister-in-law, Denise Brazil of Markham; brothers-in-law, Robert Stafford and Elijah O’Neal of Houston; uncle-in-law, Travis Amboree of Houston; three aunts, Myrtle Sanford and Agnes Brown of Markham, Helen Woods of Houston; four uncles, Alfred Blackmon of Van Vleck, Jessie and Billie Flagg of Markham, Bobby Flagg of El Campo; three aunts-in-law, Shirley Blackmon of Van Vleck, Carolyn Sue Flagg and Carolyn Flagg of Bay City; a very special loving and devoted friend, Rose Marie Lebner of Switzerland; faithful spiritual advisor Katherine Cox of Dallas; devoted friend/attorney, Roal Schonemorn of Austin; 18 grandchildren; a special cousin, Willie Mae Sardinea; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, special friends, Inmates of Death Row of Huntsville.

*He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, one sister, one uncle and six aunts.

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LAWRENCE BATTIES

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Funeral services for Lawrence Batties, 56, of Bay City, who passed away Dec. 10, 2007, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City, with the Rev. L.C. Cunningham Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 12/14/2007.
 


 


Lawrence Batties

On Monday, October 16, 1951, a son was born to now the late Irving Batties and Menervia Ferrel Batties, in Markham, Texas. He was named Lawrence Batties, and shared his upbringing with his siblings, other relatives and friends.

He grew up in the community of his birth. There, he attended public school along with his schoolmates.

Throughout life, Lawrence held firm to his belief in God, and kept the faith.

His earthly journey came to an end on Monday, December 10, 2007, in Bay City, Texas.

He leaves behind, a devoted and special friend, Kenechia Sims of Bay City, one sister, Daisy Anderson of Egypt, Texas, and two brothers and sisters-in-law, John L. Batties, Johnnie B. Batties (& Angela Rene), and Mary Phillips, all of Bay City, Texas. Also a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his loving parents, Irving Batties and Menervia Batties, three sisters, Vivian Brown Whalon, Mary Alice Brown Barnes and Christine Johnson; one brother-in-law, W. J. Whalon.

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Minerva Batties

Minerva Batties

On June 9, 1909, a baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ferrel.

She confessed Christ at an early age in Markham, Texas. She lived in Markham for a number of years and later she moved to Bay City, Texas.

Here she remained until she passed away on November 30, 1981 at 7:45 A. M. in Matagorda General Hospital. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memories, four sons, Johnnie B. Batties, Johnnie L. Batties, Paul Batties and Lawrence Batties of Bay City, three daughters, Mary Alice Barnes of Bay City, Christine Johnson of Bay City and Vivian Whalon of Hungerford, also 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grands and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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