MARKHAM CEMETERY PICTURES

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BAY CITY - Lee Andrew Brown, 77, of Bay City, died Dec. 16, 2004.

He was born May 29, 1927, in Columbus, to the late Sam and Freddie Maxfield Brown.

Survivors: daughters, Rosie Jackson and Bridgette White, both of Houston, Sherry Jean Brown of Markham, and Sherry Ann Lewis of Bay City; sons, Lee Andrew Brown Jr. of Markham and Dexter Brown of Bay City; sister, Otha Temple; brother, Sam Brown Jr.; 11 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Markham Cemetery. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

The Victoria Advocate, December 28, 2004
 


Mary Brown & Fred Brown, Sr.

 

Mary Brown

Funeral services for Mary Brown, 88, of Markham will be held 2 p. m. Saturday at Mount Zion Church of God in Christ in Markham with Elder Fred Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation hours are until 9 p. m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 18, 1903, to Tom and Annie Skaggs in Glen Flora and died Dec. 30, 1991, in her home.

She was a member of the Church of God in Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Fred Brown Sr. of Markham; three daughters, Mable Fisher of Markham, Annie Jean Williams and Betty Liner of Houston; five sons, Fred Brown Jr. of Bay City, Albert Brown of Houston, Superintendent Henry Brown of Minneapolis, Minn., John Gary Brown of Stockton, Calif., and Curtis L. Brown of Texas; three sons-in-law; six daughters-in-law; 33 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

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

The Daily Tribune, January? 1992
 

Fred Brown, Sr.

Funeral services for Fred Brown Sr., 89, of Markham, will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at Church of God in Christ in Bay City with Elder Fred Jones officiating. Burial will be at Markham Cemetery in Markham. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Ave. C in Bay City.

Mr. Brown was born Nov. 8, 1904 to Ervin and Mary Jane Miller Brown and died May 25, 1993 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include three daughters, Mable Fisher of Markham, Annie Jean Williams and Betty Liner of Houston; five sons, Fred Brown Jr. of Bay City, Curtis Brown of Texas City, Albert Brown of Houston, John Brown of California and Superintendent Henry Brown of Minnesota; five sisters, Elnora, Ida, Sylvia, Alice and Mary; a brother, Mack; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one son.

Pallbearers will be Albert Brown, Henry Brown, Calvin Williams, Fred Brown Jr., Curtis Brown and John Gary Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Darryl Liner, Leonard Fisher, Joseph Brown, Lee A. Brown, Gregory Williams and Fred Brown III.

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

The Daily Tribune, May 1993
 


Sarah L. Brown & Mack D. Brown

 

Mack Brown Sr.

Funeral services for Mack Brown Sr., 80, of Markham, were held at 1 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1994, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. James Ashton officiating. Burial followed in Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Mr. Brown was born Feb. 22, 1914, in Texas to Ervin and Mary Jane Miller Brown and died Nov. 10, 1994, in Twelve Oak Hospital in Houston.

He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mack Brown Jr. and Pauline Brown of Houston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys Thomas and Burkley Thomas of Houston and Shirley Smith and Moses Smith Jr. of Bay City; five sisters, Elnora Boone and Alice Jones of Markham, Ida Williams of Sweeny, Sylvia McDonald and Mary Salyes of Los Angeles, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Albert Brown, Fred Brown Jr., Roy Wyche, Clenton Wyche, Willie Boone and Willie Fisher.

Honorary pallbearers are Moses Smith III, Harold Smith, Timothy Smith, Michael Smith, Gregory Brown, A. L. McDonald, George Jones and Lawrence Hackney.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary of Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, November 17, 1994
 


Samuel Brown


Irene Burns

Mrs. Irene Burns, 77, of Markham died May 29 at the El Campo Memorial Hospital. Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Emily Williams of Markham; one son, Willie Boone of Bay City; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Otha Temple of Bay City; 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; one sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. A. R. Caston and Sam Caston of San Antonio. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 3, at 2:30 p. m. at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with Rev. Rudolph Martin officiating. Visitation hours will be June 2 from 4-9 p. m. Interment will be at the Markham Cemetery with pallbearers being: Willie Boone Jr., Ralph Williams, Otto Williams, Sam Temple Jr., Michael Temple, and Herman Woolsey. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, May-June 1979
 


Lois Bryant

BRYANT—Mrs. Lois, age 69, died in Galveston, Tex., on Aug. 19. Funeral service will be held at 1 p. m. Sunday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, Texas with the Rev. J. B. Allen officiating. Mrs. Bryant, a resident of Markham is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Esther Tellison of Gulfport, Miss., six granddaughters, six great-granddaughters. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Patterson of Houston and Mrs. Dell Martin of Galveston and two brothers, both of Houston. Burial will be in Markham Cemetery, Markham, Texas. Duncan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, August 22, 1969
 


Theresa Clark-McGrew
March 3, 1949 – Feb. 17, 2008

Funeral services for Theresa Clark-McGrew, known as “Pat,” 58 of Markham, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2008, at New Hope Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. T. L. Richardson, pastor, and the Rev. Byron Gaskin, eulogist.

Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.

She was born in Vanderbilt, Texas, March 3, 1949, to Jake Edwards and Clara Allen Edwards, and passed away February 17, 2008, in Bay City, Texas.

Survivors include: one daughter, Cassandra Clark; and one son, Patrick Clark; both of Victoria; three sisters, Alice Jackson of Bay City, Carolyn Orr of Vanderbilt, and Sharron Lockett of Cuero; and six brothers, Elbert Hopes, John Hopes and Rodney Hopes, all of Edna, Douglas Hopes of Victoria, Rickie Hopes of Bay City, and Vonnell Hopes of Corpus Christi.

Also: two grandchildren, Stormy and Dre’Shawn, and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, February 20, 2008
 


Willie Charles Courtney
Oct. 6, 1933 – June 13, 2009

Funeral services for Willie Charles Courtney, 75, of Houston, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, with the Rev. James Ashton, eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.

He was born in Markham, Texas, October 6, 1933, to Veela Harrison and Charles Courtney, and passed away June 13, 2009, in Houston.

Survivors include: three children, Jon, Stephanie and Denise, all of Houston.

Also two sisters, Mary Lee Roberts of Houston and Eddie Steve Dunbar of Bay City; and two brothers, Gifford Morgan of Houston and Eugene Moore of Wharton; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, (979) 245-5197

The Bay City Tribune, June 17, 2009
 


Wilbert Durgan Sr.
Dec. 7, 1946 - May 26, 2006

Wilbert Durgan Sr., 59, of Lake Jackson, Texas passed on the otherside on May 26, 2006.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary Durgan; daughter, Pamela Hylton; four sons, Don, Selwyn (Lance), Robert, and Wilbur Durgan; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Claretha Mills.

He is preceded in death by: son, Wilbert Jr; mother, Emma Austin Durgon; father, A. J. Durgon; two sisters, Catherine Bright and Dorothy Durgon.

Visitation will be held from 3 until 9 p.m. on June 2, 2006 at Duncan Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 2 p.m., Jesus Freewill Church, Bay City, Texas.

Final resting place will be at Markham Cemetery - Markham, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, Published May 31, 2006

 


Michael Patrick Eason

Funeral services for Michael Patrick Eason, 41, will be held at 11 a. m. Friday, February 22, 2002, at Bailey’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Wallace Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow in Markham Community Cemetery in Markham, Texas.

He passed away Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p. m. Thursday, February 21, 2002, at Gardner Funeral Chapel in Angleton.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted mother, Joyce Walton of Angleton; a devoted brother, Brian Eason (Jackie) of Houston; a devoted uncle, Freddie Eason Jr. (Wanda) of Angleton; a devoted godsister, Robin White Galloway of Angleton; a devoted nephew, Brandon Estelle of Angleton; one aunt, Lois T. Hall of Houston; one great-aunt Georgia Granville of Angleton; one nephew, Taylor Eason of Angleton; three nieces, Erica Lanih Eason, Alexiss Zielinskia, and Amadi Barrett all of Houston; one goddaughter, Tonika Sasser; two step-sisters, Chandra Donovon, and Jessica Lenord of Houston; two step-brothers, Stephon Williams III and Joshua Williams all of Houston; a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Kerry Jones, Joe Williams, Jason Thomas, Fredrick Robinson, Paul Steward, Branshun Shanklin, Chris White and Bolton Walker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Eason, Brandon Estelle, Joshua Williams, Stephon Williams III, Freddie Eason, Jr. and Robert Shanklin.

Arrangements entrusted to Gardner Funeral Home in Angleton, Texas.

The Facts, Brazoria County, Texas, February 21, 2002
 


Bobbie Ann Eaton
May 13, 1931 - March 28, 2006

Funeral services for Bobbie Ann Eaton, 74, of Bay City, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Enterprise Baptist Church, Bay City,with the Rev. J. Weldon Gilbert, eulogist. Burial followed at Markham Cemetery.

She was born May 13, 1931, in Markham, Texas, to Hamp Morgan, Sr. and Vella Harrison Morgan, and passed away March 28, 2006, in Houston, Texas.

Survivors include: six daughters, Delorian Morgan-Jones and Martha Morgan, both of Houston, Brenda Morgan and July, Debra Eaton, Linda Eaton, and Shawn Eaton and Claudis, all of Bay City; and four sons, Kenneth Eaton and Felecia of Houston, Darryl Eaton and Angulette of Beaumont, Leonard Eaton, Sr. and Felecia and Boyd Eaton and Lawanna, of Bay City. Also two sisters, Mary Lee Roberts of Houston, and Eddie Steve Dunbar of Bay City, and three brothers, Gifford Morgan and Charles Courtney, both of Houston, and Eugene Moore and Susie of Wharton. Also one sister-in-law, Everlina Kuykendall, and one brother-in-law, Richard Eaton, Sr., both of Bay City; 30 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchildren, four god-children, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Eaton in 1983, one son, Eddie Morgan in 1970, and four brothers, Clemmon Patterson, Hamp Morgan, Jr., Cleronia Morgan, Sr. and Gene Moore.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, April 2, 2006
 


Roosevelt Edison

Funeral services for Roosevelt Edison, 41, will be Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999 at 11 a. m. at Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. M. E. Matthews officiating. Body will lie in state Friday Dec. 17 from 4 to 8 p. m. at Enterprise Baptist Church with wake service from 1 to 3 p.m.

Burial will be at Markham Community Cemetery.

Mr. Edison died on Dec. 13, 1999, at Herman Hospital. He was born June 10, 1958 in Bay City to Robert Lee Clark and Katherine Edison.

Survivors include: wife, Sharon Sardinea; daughters, Roslyn Edison, Shavondra Barnes, Ednika & Edquita Williams; sons, Roosevelt Edison, Jr., Lakendrick Harris; sister, Ora Edison, Thais Stenson, Linda Davis, Shirley Brown, Janie Mae White, Phyllis Clark; brothers, Willie Edison, Randy Edison, Lawrence Edison; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Lee Callis and Victor Sanford.

Arrangements are with Matthews Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, December 17, 1999
 


George W. Fisher, Sr.

Funeral services for George W. Fisher Sr., 65, of Markham will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. Donald Burgs Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Markham Cemetery.

Visitation is until 9 p. m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

Mr. Fisher was born Jan. 9, 1927, to Otis and Phoebe McClentock Fisher in Markham and died March 3, 1992, at his residence in Houston.

He was a World War II veteran and was affiliated with the Baptist church.

Survivors include his mother, Phoebe Fisher of Markham; two sons, John Wayne of Houston and George W. Fisher Jr. of Markham; and four daughters, Delores Morgan, Joann Fisher and Diana Ray Fisher of Houston and Delores Barnes of San Antonio.

Pallbearers will be Nelson Williams, Albert Brown, Cedo Sardinea, James Boone, Charles Courtney and Robert Lee Simmons.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Fisher Jr., Mark G. Barnes Sr., Joe L. Fisher, John Wayne Brown, Willie Fisher, Zederick B. Roy and L. C. Fisher.

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

The Daily Tribune, March 1992


L. C. Fisher & Jonnie Crayton Fisher

Funeral services for L. C. Fisher, 57, of San Diego, Calif. will be at 1 p. m. Saturday, May 16 at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Markham with Rev. Ashton officiating.

Burial will follow in Markham Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p. m. Friday, May 15 at E. Viola and Son Funeral Home.

Fisher passed away Thursday, May 7 in San Diego.

He was born May 23, 1940 to Otis and Phoebe Fisher in Markham, the youngest of seven children.

He was baptized at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at an early age by the late Rev. F. J. Thompson.

He received his formal education at A. Jefferson Elementary in El Maton and Hilliard High School in Bay City.

He enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1961; during his tour in the military he received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for serving in Vietnam.

After five years of dedicated service, he received an Honorable Discharge.

In 1980, he was married to Jonnie Crayton. Together they raised two step-daughters.

He is survived by his wife Jonnie Crayton Fisher of San Diego; a son, Carl Fisher of San Diego; a sister, Stella Fisher of Houston; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Willie and Mable Fisher of Markham, Joe and Dorothy Fisher of West Columbia, and Joan Roy; two step-daughters, Cynthia and Yvonda, both of California; five grandchildren, Darius, Catlin, Marcus, Erin, and Jana; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Fred Brown, Curtis Brown, Levi Boone, Leonard Fisher, George Fisher, Jr., and Carl Fisher.

Arrangements are with E. Viola and Son Funeral Home in West Columbia.

The Daily Tribune, May 14, 1998
 


Phoebe Fisher

Funeral services for Phoebe Fisher, 92, of Markham will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. James Ashton officiating. Burial will be at Markham Cemetery. Visitation will be until 4 p. m. today and a wake will be held 7 to 9 p. m. today, both at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

Mrs. Fisher was born Sept. 10, 1899 in Egypt to Zedrick McClintock and Annie Lewis-McClintock and died July 4, 1992 at Country Care Village in Angleton.

She was a member of the Baptist church and one of the oldest pioneers of Markham.

Survivors include a daughter, Stella Fisher of Houston; four sons and daughters-in-law, Zederick and JoAnn Roy of Tulsa, Okla., Willie and Mabel Fisher of Markham, Joe and Dorothy Fisher of West Columbia and L. C. and Johnnie Fisher of San Diego, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert McClintock of La Marque; five sisters, C. L. Franklin and Dorothy Gillis of West Columbia, Betty Lee and Mae Iola Jones of Houston and Zenola Denny of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Katherine McClintock of La Marque and Dorothy McClintock of Egypt and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Fisher’s grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

Mrs. Fisher was preceded in death by two sons, Otis Fisher, who taught at Hilliard High School and Linnie Roberts Elementary School and George Fisher.

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

The Daily Tribune, July 10, 1992
 


Stella Fisher
April 17, 1932 – Feb. 24, 2008

Funeral services for Stella Fisher, 75, of Houston, will be held at noon Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, with the Rev. James Ashton, Jr., pastor. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 until 4 p.m. at the funeral home chapel, and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Boynton Chapel United Methodist Church, 2812 Milby, Houston Texas.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sandra Goins (and Greg); and two granddaughters, Kitwana and Amanda, all of Houston. Also a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published February 27, 2008
 


Willie W. Fisher


Willie W. Fisher


Funeral services for Willie Fisher, 72, of Markham will be held Thursday, November 29 at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Markham, Elder Fred Jones, Pastor and Supt. Henry Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Mr. Fisher will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at Green's Mortuary.

Pallbearers are Scott Randle, Robert D. Brown, Curtis Brown, Chris Grice, George Fisher Jr., and Gary Randle. Honorary pallbearers are Carl Fisher, Leonard Fisher, Lee A. Brown, Jr., Roger Jackson, Sr., Frank Brown, Sr., and Paul McClintock.

Mr. Willie Fisher was born on September 21, 1929 to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fisher in Markham. In 1951 he enlisted in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his five brothers.

He leaves to cherish his memory: a devoted and loving wife, Mrs. Mable L. Fisher; four daughters, Mrs. Rosie Jackson (Roger) of Houston, Sherry Jean Brown, Regina Randle, and Barbara L. Fisher of Markham; three sons, Leonard and JaCorey Fisher and Lee A Brown, Jr. of Markham; ten grandchildren, Derrick Brown (Theresa), Tomeka Jackson, Scott, Gary and LaQuency Randle, Damion and Dontrac Foster, Aaron, Amber and Evan Fisher; two great grandchildren, Kevin and Kamille Brown; one sister, Ms. Stell Fisher of Houston; two aunts, Mrs. Dorothy Gillian of West Columbia and Mrs. Iola Baugh of Houston; five sisters-in-law, Mrs. Joyce Brown of Markham, Mrs. Betty Liner (Leon), Mrs. Annie J. Williams (Nelson) of Houston, Mrs. Dorothy Fisher of West Columbia, Mrs. Jo Ann Roy of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Johnnie B. Fisher of California; five brothers-in-law, Mr. Fred Brown, Jr. of Bay City, Mr. Curtis Brown (Sandra) of Markham, Mr. Albert Brown (Gwen) of Houston, Mr. John G. Brown (Julie) of Stockton, California, and Supt. Henry Brown (Gail) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and a host of other relatives and friends. A00011A2001NV28

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, November 28, 2001
 




 


Mable Fisher

Funeral services for Mable Fisher, 73, of Markham, Texas, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Mount Zion Pentecostal Church Bishop Fred Jones, Pastor.

Burial will follow immediately after service at Markham Community Cemetery.

Final arrangements entrusted to Green’s Mortuary (979) 245-3489

The Bay City Tribune, November 12, 2008
 


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