BAY CITY - Lee Andrew Brown, 77, of Bay City, died
Dec. 16, 2004.
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
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 Marker photo courtesy of Leon Sanford
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
Funeral services for Norman Coulter, 80, of Bay City, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Free Zion Church in Blessing, Texas, with the Rev. Ben Hadden officiating. Viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the church.
Burial will be in Markham Cemetery, immediately after services.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Green’s Mortuary, Bay City, Texas. 979-245-3489.
Bay City Tribune,
September 16, 2015
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., 59, of Lake Jackson, Texas passed
on the otherside on May 26, 2006.
Photo courtesy of Leon Sanford
Freddie Eason Sr.
On January 3rd, 1951, in Alvin, Texas a son was born to Ada and Freddie Eason Sr., whom they named Freddie “Hollywood/Butch” Lee Eason Jr. He dedicated his life to Christ at an early age at Bailey’s Chapel Baptist Church where he remained a member for many years and served under the leadership of Rev. R.L. Smith, Rev. D. Wyatt and Rev. A. Brown.
Freddie went to school in Angleton, where he attended Marshall High before integration and graduated from Angleton High School in 1969. He furthered his education at Prairie View A&M University where he played defensive tackle for the football team and majored in Business. This new-found knowledge sparked the entrepreneurial spirit within him and led to him starting his own successful business, Freddie’s Lawn Service.
On October 16th, 1983, Freddie married his college schoolmate, Wanda Estelle, and began raising their child Brandon. He was a dedicated servant of God. Freddie sang in the choir, was an involved deacon, and benevolence treasurer. Before Sunday church service he was often found driving around the block rounding up kids to go to church. He later united with Burrell Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. N. Ross.
As Butch’s relationship with Christ grew, Canton Spirituals and Mighty Clouds of Joy replaced Earth, Wind, & Fire and Curtis Mayfield in the tape deck but were occasionally listened to, to reminisce. “Sending Up My Timber” was song that he led.
In addition to music, Hollywood loved to spend time with his family and his friends under “The Tree”. He enjoyed watching “48 hours”, “Rush Hour”, “Sanford and Son”, Tyler Perry plays, westerns, football, and basketball. He found joy in playing dominoes, cards, Super Mario Brothers, and solving crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Freddie loved to have a good time and also understood the importance of community. He always kept a full candy bowl for the neighborhood kids. Along with his wife, he started a tutoring program for children in their neighborhood. He was also a member of a brotherhood which allowed him to raise money for college scholarships and give back even more to the community.
Freddie joins his wife who reached heaven’s gates February 17th, 2010. His legacy on earth lives on through his honored son, Brandon Jermaine, loyal and loving sister Joyce Walton, grateful mother-in-law Hallie Estelle of Waco, Texas, thankful aunt Georgia Mae Granville of Bailey’s Prairie, Texas . His god children, Robbie White, Kyle Earls, and Ataira Brown, all of Angleton, Texas brought him great joy as well as his nieces, nephews, cousins, and dearly loved friends.
Wanda L. Estelle Eason
Wanda L. Eason, 56, of Angleton, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, February 17,2010 in Houston, Texas. Wanda was born on October 4,1953 to Thomas and Hallie Estelle in Riesel, Texas. She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age at Sunset Missionary Baptist Church in Riesel, Texas. Wanda graduated from Marlin High School in 1971. She continued her education at Prairie View A. M. University where she earned her degree in Sociology and Special Education. Wanda also obtained a special certification at University of Houston working specifically with multi-handicapped children. Survivors include her husband, Freddie Eason Jr.; son, Brandon; mother, Hallie Estelle; two brothers, Travis Estelle; Donnie Estelle; two sisters, Sharon Walker and husband, Maurice; Connie Mack and husband, Rev. O. C.; many other loving family members and friends.
Arrangements: Gardner Funeral Home, Angleton, TX. (979)849-6379.
Brazosport Facts, February 19, 2010
Marker photo courtesy of Leon Sanford
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
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.
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
MARKHAM - Diana R. Fisher, 57, of Markham, passed away July 1, 2013, in Houston.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on July 05, 2013
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
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
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
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.
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