Black and white marker photos
courtesy of Dale Thames.
Color marker photos, funeral programs and pictures courtesy of Leon Sanford.
Markham Cemetery Home
Darvin C. 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
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City,
Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/23/2008.
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)
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
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.
will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
Published in the Victoria Advocate on 12/14/2007.
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
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.
On June 9, 1909, a baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs.
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.