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Jessie Lee Flagg, Jr.

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


Information and marker photo courtesy of Leon Sanford

Life's Reflections

Jessie Lee Flagg, Jr., son of now the late Jessie Lee Flagg, Sr. and Odessa Brazil Flagg, was born in El Maton, Texas on Saturday, June 7, 1941. He shared his upbringing with his loving family and many friends.

He attended school at A. Jefferson School and was a member of the 1960 Class of Hilliard High School.

He was married to Wanda Williams Flagg, and was loved by his family and many friends he met. Throughout life, he kept the faith.

Jessie Flagg's departure from this life came Sunday, October 24, 2010, in Bay City, Texas. By his passing, he leaves to cherish many loving memories to a devoted family which includes three loving children, Todd Flagg (Diane), Jess Lee Flagg, III (Allison), and Lisa Flagg and their mother, Wanda, all of Bay City; one sister, Myrtle Sanford of Markham; two brothers, Billy Flagg of Freeport and Bobby Flagg of Markham; brother-in-law, Travis Amboree of Houston; four grandchildren, Terrance Flagg, Parris Bree, Kevin Brown, Tamika Brown, and one great-granddaughter. Also, a host of nieces and nephews which include two devoted nieces, Willie Mae Sardinea of Markham and Debra Byrd of Houston and a host of other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters, Hannah Brooks, Lucille Amboree, Helen Flagg, Patricia Murdoch, Agnes Brown, and Eva Barnes; and one brother, Clay Brazil, Sr.


Odessie Ashton Flagg

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Gerri (Michelle) Hebert Franklin

Funeral Services for Gerri (Michelle) Hebert Franklin, 38, of Bay City, will be held at 2 p. m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999 at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Markham with Elder Fred Jones officiating.

Interment will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Visitation will be Friday afternoon until 9 p. m. and family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p. m. in the chapel at Green’s Mortuary.

Michelle will lie in state from 1 p. m. to 2 p. m. at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Markham.

She died Nov. 17, 1999 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City, Tex. She was born Feb. 22, 1961 to Dolphine and Curly Austin.

She graduated from Bay City High School in 1980.

Survivors include: husband, Michael Franklin of Bay City; two daughters, Valencia Franklin and Andria Franklin of Bay City; mother, Dolphine Hebert of Bay City; one sister and brother-in-law, Devora Barefield and Robert of Bay City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Sharon Hebert of Bay City, Dorsey Kirk Hebert and Brenda of El Campo, and Elder Duane Hebert and Rhonda of Markham; grandmother, Ezell Porter of Bay City; mother-in-law, Oja Mae Franklin of Wharton; sister-in-law, Patricia A. Bess and husband Ray of Bay City; brothers-in-law, James R. Davis of El Campo, Stephen C. Gardener of Houston, and Jerrell D. Davis of Bay City; a host of nieces, nephews and an enormous family of cousins and other relatives.

She had a family of loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Curly Austin.

Active pallbearers will include: Elder Jesse Williams, Elder Anthony P. Wade, Deacon Malcom Burton, Deacon Jessie Davis, Elder Lerome Dixon, Deacon Marvin Lewis, Deacon Kenneth Jones, and Terry Bass.

Honorary pallbearers will include: Michael Hebert, Dorsey Kirk Hebert, Ray A. Bass, Jerrall Davis, J. J. Davis, John and Marks Sr., Septimus Joseph, Elder Duane Hebert, Robert Barfield, Patrick Hosay, James Davis, Troy Davis, and Deacon Archie McDaniels.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary of Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, November 19, 1999

Johnnie Franklin

Johnnie Franklin

Funeral services for Johnnie Franklin, 66, of Markham, will be held 12:30 p. m. at Mount Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Markham with Elder Fred Jones officiating. Burial will be at Markham Cemetery, Markham. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Mr. Franklin was born July 9, 1926 in Danevang to Alonzo Franklin and Lula Gibson-Franklin and died May 1, 1993 at Matagorda General Hospital.

He was a resident of Markham and a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Ojia Franklin of Markham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ray Bess Jr. of Markham and Rhonda and Duane Hebert of Markham; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and Gerri Franklin of Markham, James and Jerrell Davis of Markham and Steven Gardner of Markham; seven grandchildren and host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Franklin; a previous wife, Mollie Clay Franklin, in 1972; and two brothers, Lawrence Franklin and Roy Franklin.

Pallbearers will be Larome Dixon, Kenneth Jones, Kenneth W. F. Jones, Cedo Sardinea Jr., Chester Lewis, Leonard Fisher and Bennie Spencer. Honorary pallbearers are Michael V. Franklin, Craig Gardner, Duane Hebert, Jerrell Davis Jr., Ray Bess Jr. and James Davis.

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

The Daily Tribune, May 1993

Carmelita Gonzales
Jan. 11, 2013

Carmelita Gonzales, 60, a longtime resident of Bay City, Texas, passed away January 11, 2013 to be with her heavenly father in heaven. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Harvest Time Church 42 FM 2540 South, Bay City, Texas, with Rev. J. T. Hardaway, officiating.

Visitation will begin at 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow immediately after the service at Cedarvale North Cemetery in Bay City.

Carmelita Gonzales was born in Robstown, Texas.

She is survived by: her sisters, Herminia Gonzales, Olivia Gonzales Cantu, Minerva Gonzales Zboral; brothers, Robert Gonzales and Raul Gonzales; and numerous of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Carmelita Gonzales will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, San Juana Gonzales and Victor Gonzales; sisters, Emma Gonzales Munguia, Orelia Gonzales Martinez, Anita Gonzales Garza, and Sylvia Gonzales; and brother, Willie Gonzales.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Garza, Sr., Guadalupe Zboral III, Zachary Garcia-Zboral, Willie Zboral and Arthur Benavides, Jr.

Funeral services for Mary L. Boone will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary at 11a.m. with Rev. Jerry Manning, officiating.

Viewing with be an hour before services. Burial will follow immediately after the services at Markham Cemetery.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green’s Mortuary, 979-245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, January 16, 2013

Irene Green


Rev. Harlan Duane Hadden Sr.


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Life Reflections

Harlan Duane Hadden Sr., the son of Andrew Sardinea Sr. and Barbara Jean Hadden was born August 23, 1966 in Bay City, Texas. He shared his upbringing with his loving family and many friends.

Harlan attended Tidehaven ISD.

Harlan confessed his love for Christ at an early age. He was baptized at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. During his adult life, Harlan was blessed with many occupations. He was a carpenter, contractor, grass worker and a minister for Christ.

Harlan's departure from this life was on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Seguin, TX. By his passing he leaves to mourn and cherish many loving memories to a devoted family which includes his father Andrew Sardinea Sr. (Gertrude) of Houston, TX., two sons: Harlan Duane Hadden Jr. [Skooter] and Chris R. Byrd Sr. of Bay City, TX; three brothers, Tony Hadden of Beeville, TX, Derrick Brown (Theresa) of Markham and Andrew Sardinea Jr. [Laby Jr.] of Bay City, TX. Two sisters, Sharon Leatrice Hadden (Joseph) of Sweeny, TX and Tara Flye of Houston, TX. Aunts: Debra Byrd (Robert) of Houston, TX, Ernestine White of Kendleton, Ora Fields of Galveston, TX and Sharon Sardinea of Markham, TX. Great aunts: Myrtle Sanford of Markham, TX, Edna Ruth Adams of Blessing, TX, Inez Gloria Jones of Houston, TX. Uncles: Cedo Sardinea Sr., Nelson Sardinea of Markham, TX, Earcel Hadden and Darryl Hadden of Blessing, TX. Great-uncles: Ben Hadden (Edna) of Sweeny, TX, Bobby Joe Flagg (Carolyn Sue), Lloyd Lester Brazil (Denise) of Markham, Billy Joe Flagg of Freeport, TX, Freddie Jackson Sr. (Venessa) of Bay City, TX, Alfred Blackman of Van Vleck, TX, Leeland Jackson (Rose) of Houston, TX. Nine grandchildren: Amber, Harleigh, Caitlyn, Isaiah, Coltyn, Caileigh, Zariah, Zachariah, Chris Jr. Long time friend, Pamela Byrd, and a host of nieces and nephews. Favorite cousins: Tasheba Byrd, Nikia Ellison of Houston, TX, Tonika Batties and Jessica Griggs of Bay City, TX, Ruby Young of Markham, TX, Guy Jones of Houston, TX, Cassandra Ellison of Dallas, TX, and best friends Pat Silva of Blessing, TX, and Boyd Eaton of Bay City, TX.

Harlan was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Jean Hadden, brother Chicarus Oneal, sister Andrea Mae Sardinea, grandmothers Eva Barnes and Mary Sardinea of Markham, TX, grandfathers, Earcel Hadden, and Cedo Sardinea Sr., and a host of aunts and uncles.

Doretha Hester


Doretha “Peter” Hester

Funeral services are pending for Doretha “Peter” Hester, 47, of Houston.

Ms. Hester was born Aug. 10, 1946, in Markham and died April 19, 1995 in Ben Taub Hospital in Houston.

She was a member of Jehovah’s Witness.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Oscar Townsel of Galveston; a son, Ricky Hester of Houston, her mother, Eddie Steve Dunbar of Bay City; two sisters, Eddie Marie “Bunchie” Dunbar and Mary Durgan, both of Houston; two brothers, Edgar “Mickey” Dunbar of Houston and Ricky Dunbar of Killeen; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services are pending with Jackson Funeral Home of Houston.

The Daily Tribune, April 21, 1995

BAY CITY - Andrea Sardinea Hill, 40, of Bay City, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.

She was born Jan. 11, 1966, in Bay City, to Delores Sardinea of Bay City and Andrew Sardinea Sr. of Houston.
Survivors: husband, Michael Hill; stepmother, Gertrude Sardinea of Houston; daughters, Paulette Sardinea and Andrilaka Sardinea, both of Bay City; son, Kerverius Sardinea of Bay City; sisters, Linda Sardinea, Tanisha Sardinea, Patricia Sardinea, Sharon Brown, Tara Flye, and Paula Allen; brothers, Andrew Sardinea Jr., Harland Hadden, Tony Hadden, and Robert Brown; and four grandchildren.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mother Zion Baptist Church, the Revs. Murray Martin and T.L. Richardson officiating.

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

Victoria Advocate, September 29, 2006

Leatha Jackson

Funeral services for Leatha Williams Jackson, 50, of Bay City, will be at 12 p. m. Friday, Oct. 16 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, Rev. James C. Ashton, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday until 9 p. m. in the Duncan-Roberts Funeral chapel, and from 11 a. m. to 12 p. m. Friday at the church.

Williams was born in Markham Sunday, Feb. 8, 1948 to Jessie Williams and Emily Boone Williams, and died Friday, Oct. 9 in Bay City. She graduated from Hilliard High School in Bay City.

She then attended Hick’s Beauty School in San Antonio, and then enrolled in nursing school.

Before her death, Williams was employed as an L. V. N. at Monte Siesta Nursing Home in Austin.

Williams is survived by daughter, Ramona; a foster daughter, Stephanie; godson, Jeffrey; four grandchildren, Dushawn, Kisha, Cardell, and Eddie, all of Bay City; sisters, Jessie Lee Parr, Wanda Davis (and Horace) Jeanette Williams, and Anna Williams, all of Bay City, Hester Edison (and Michael), and Rita Hines (and Morris), all of Markham; brothers, C. B. Williams (and Barbara) of Austin, Carnell Williams (and Joyce) of San Antonio, Daniel Williams, and Jeff Williams, both of Bay City, Ralph Williams, and Otto Williams (and Desiree) of Pittsburg, Calif.; aunts Martha Tillman of Galveston, Loretta Greer and Evelyn Williams, both of Houston and Amy Singletary of Van Vleck; uncles, James Lee Boone of Galveston, Levi Boone, Jr. of Markham, and U. N. Williams of Houston; great aunt, Martha Johnson of Bay City; great uncle, Rev. M. L. Boone of Palacios; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives; and a family of many friends.

Williams was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Williams and Irene Williams.

Pallbearers will be Romale Green, Bobby Flagg, Michael Edison, Freddie Williams, Horace Davis, Cedo Sardinea Jr., Morris Hines, and Andrew Sardinea.

Honorary pallbearers will be C. B. Williams, Carnell Williams, Daniel Williams, Ralph Williams, Otto Williams, and Jeffrey Williams.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, October 15, 1998

Moses Jackson

Moses Jones


Pearl Jones

Funeral services for Pearl Jones, 84, of Bay City, will be held Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. L. C. Cunningham Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Visitation will be Wednesday, until 9 p.m. in the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

She was born in Caney, Texas on Monday, October 17, 1917 to Matt Woolsey and Lucy Farris Woolsey. She passed away Thursday, October 18, 2001 at The Hospice, Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

She was known as "Totsie" and had a kind spirit and sincere love for others.

Survivors include: four sons, Herman Woolsey and Warnell of Palacios, Willie Boone, Jr. and Sheila of Bay City, Ronnie Frater and Beverly of Victoria and Matt Williams and Michelle of Pittsburgh, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three nieces, and one nephew, Traci, Tammie, Loraine and Vincent and a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Sam Brown, Eddie Williams, Mack Brown, Freddie Williams, Clinton Wyche and Sylvester Boone.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00011A2001OT24

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, October 24, 2001


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Jimmie Kuykendall

"Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me."


Mr. Jimmie Kuykendall was born in Wharton County, Texas on June 15, 1903.

Her married Charlett Edwards at an early age and to this union two sons were born. A. D. and A. C. Kuykendall, who preceded him in death. Later he met and married Miss Thelma Franklin. To this union one daughter was born, Michelle Kuykendall.

In 1935, he moved to Markham, Texas and here he remained until he pased.

He united with the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

He departed this life on March 17, 1980 in Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City, Texas. He leaves to mourn his passing, a loving wife, Mrs. Thelma Kuykendall, one daughter, Michelle Kuykendall, three step-daughters, three step-sons, one brother, three sisters, a host of grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.


Michelle Kuykendall

Funeral services for Michelle Kuykendall, 23, of Markham will be held 2 p. m. Saturday at Evangelist Temple, 2922 LeTulle with the Rev. Byron Gaskin officiating. Burial will be at Markham Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p. m. today at Green’s Mortuary chapel.

Miss Kuykendall was born Sept. 10, 1968 in Matagorda County to Thelma and Jimmie Kuykendall and died June 16, 1992 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She was a member of Bible Days Revival Church.

Survivors include her mother, Thelma Kuykendall of Markham; two daughters, Kandice Lynne Kuykendall and Tiara La Sha Kuykendall of Markham; Linda Johnson of Ganado and Brenda Scarlett of Bay City and two brothers, Henry Allen of Austin and Ottis Allen of El Campo.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Hayes, Tequil Franklin, Harold Woods, L. D. Johnson, Darrell Scarlett, Douglas Johnson, Larry Johnson and Shannon Johnson.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary.

The Daily Tribune, June 1992

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Funeral services for Essie Temple Lenzy, 62, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelist Temple, Bay City. No visitation Wednesday. Arrangements are with Duncan Roberts Funeral Home (979) 245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 15, 2010

James Sidney Mack

Funeral services for James Sidney Mack, 72, of Markham, Texas will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 1 p. m. at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City, Texas with the Rev. A. H. Floyd officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham, Texas. Mr. Mack will lie in state at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday from 12 noon until 1 p. m. Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon until 6:30 at Green’s Mortuary. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p. m. at the New Fellowship Tabernacle Church, 600 Matthews Street in Bay City.

On April 5, 1928, a baby boy was born to Theodore Mack and Maude Mack whom they named James Sidney Mack. He grew up in Brazoria County where he attended Public School and graduated from Abraham B. Marshall High School. He passed away September 14, 2000 at Matagorda General Hospital. He was united in Holy Matrimony on February 17, 1950 to Emma Alice Crawford, in 1951 Sidney was drafted in to the Army and was sent to Germany where he served his country for one year and nine months. After coming home from the military Sidney and his wife resided in Los Angeles. They had two children, Michael and Sandra, and also raised Emma’s sister, Alice Marie Stone Belote. He worked as a machinist at Northrop for twenty years before retiring in 1978 when Sidney decided to move his family back to Texas. For about two years Sidney and Emma opened up their own Bar-B-Que business in Markham. After the business closed he went to work for the City of Bay City and was presently working for Burns Security as a Supervisor. His father, Theodore Mack and sister Susie Higgins precedes him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing a devoted and loving wife of fifty years, Emma Alice Mack of Markham, a son, Michael James Mack of Houston; two daughters, Alice Marie Stone Belote of California, Sandra Yvette Mack Dickey, son-in-law, James Dickey; three granddaughters, Felecia Shellnut of California, Candace French and Sydney Mack of Houston; mother, Maude Mack Hawkins of Sargent; stepmother, Clara D. Mack of Magnolia, Texas; eight sisters, Addie Spiller of Bay City, Gertrude Williams of Cedar Lane, Rozell Holiday, Annie M. Woodard, Verna Lee Hawkins, Theola Allison, Theresa Alston all from Brazoria; two brothers, Phillip Mack of Bay City, Joe Alfred Mack of Brazoria; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

The active pallbearers are to be Otis Stone, Dorsey Stone, John Stone, Timothy Higgins III, Robert Alexander, Larry Robinson, Jr., and Ron Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Mack, Phillip Mack, Joe Alfred Mack, James Dickey, Jonas Brinkley and Alex Stone.
Green’s Mortuary is in charge of all the arrangements. A000112000SP19

The Daily Tribune, September 19, 2000


Levie Martin

BAY CITY - Gene Moore, 67, of Bay City, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004.

He was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Markham, to the late Arthur Moore and Vella Harrison Morgan.

Survivors: daughter, Rica Bree of Cedar Lane; sisters, Mary Lee Roberts of Houston, and Eddie Steve Dunbar and Bobbie Eaton, both of Bay City; brothers, Gifford Morgan and Willie Courtney, both of Houston, Eugene Moore of Wharton, and Theodore Medina of Bay City; and one granddaughter.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, the Revs. James Ashton Jr. and A. J. Kemper Sr. officiating.

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

The Victoria Advocate, Friday, February 27, 2004

MORGAN, Eddie, age 13, died as a result of an auto-pedestrian accident on Saturday night. Funeral services will be held 2 p. m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, Texas with Rev. H. T. Alridge officiating. Morgan, a resident of Markham lived with his aunt, Mrs. Eddie Steve Dunbar. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Eaton of Bay City. Six sisters, Delorian and Martha Morgan of Houston, Brenda, Debra, Linda and Shawn Eaton of Bay City. Five brothers, Leo Eaton of El Campo, Kenneth, Darrel, Leonard and Boyd all of Bay City. Grandmother, Mrs. Everlina Eaton also of Bay City; Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Markham, Texas. Duncan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, February 16, 1970

Patricia Ann Murdock


Patricia Ann Murdock was born on October 31, 1952 to Mr. Moses Jones and Mrs. Odessa Flagg in Bay City, Texas.

Pat became a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and was baptized by the late Rev. H. T. Aldridge at an early age in life. She moved away from Markham, Texas, but later returned and re-united with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Rudolph Martin. Here she attended Mission II and Mid-week services where she expressed her belief in Christ and her love for Him.

She attended Public School in the Matagorda County Community.

Sister Murdock's life came to an end on June 1, 1990 in Lake Jackson Memorial Hospital, Lake Jackson after a lengthy illness.

Her memories will always remain in the hearts of her four daughters, Tonika Hercules of Brazoria, Doris Griggs and Kara Griggs of Bay City, Jessica Lewis of Cedar Lane, one son Paul Battise of Houston, six sisters, Mrs. Lucille Amboree, Mrs. Agnes Brown and Mrs. Helen Woods of Houston, Mrs. Hannah Brooks of Bay City, Mrs. Eva Barnes and Mrs. Myrtle George of Markham, three brothers, Bobby and Billy Flagg of Bay City, Jessie Flagg of Markham, one devoted son-in-law, Randolph Hercules of Brazoria and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends who knew and loved her as she was affectionately called "Pat."

Often we stand at life's crossroads
And view what we think is the end.
But God has a much bigger vision and
He tells us it's only a bend.

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Barbara Jean O'Neal

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Chicarus O'Neal

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Elijah O'Neal

MARKHAM - Funeral services for Elijah O'Neal, 92, of Markham, will be Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, with Rev. James Ashton officiating.

Viewing will be Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church only. Burial will follow immediately after services at Markham Cemetery.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 11, 2012

Remembering Elijah O'Neal

Remembering Elijah being born to Douglas and Stella O'Neal on January 29, 1920 with twin (Elisha) in Fresno, Texas. His upbringing with other sibling sisters Willie Ruth and Myrtle Burns, two brothers Curtis Burns and Douglas Jr. Elijah earned a diploma from Jack Yates school and served in the United States Naval Service in 1944. His interests included building and repairing any item, Bible readings, upholstery, and quality time with family and friends.

Remembering Elijah as a Worker for 30 years as always ready to work for Carl's Construction in Houston, Texas. Elijah used his electrical and handy skills with individual employers, The Russell Family, The Good Family, Ms. Rita Hendrix, Ms. Padddock, The Bland Family and many more throughout the community.

Remembering Elijah as a Father & Grandpa to Carol, Michael, Elijah Jr., Curtis, James, Tony, Harlan, Chicarus, Stacy and his little Angel Bentra.

Remembering Elijah as a Christian Friend attending Pilgrim Rest Baptist in Markham, Texas and Impact Church in Houston, Texas was a person always with a smile and enthusiasm. There was never a dull moment around him.

Remembering Elijah as a way-maker husband for 17 years to wife, Theresa Hill O'Neal.

Remembering Elijah passing away at age 92 @ The Matagorda House in Bay City, Texas.

Dorothy Parks


Dorothy Parks

Funeral services for Dorothy Parks. 64, of Bay City will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. L. V. Harvey officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Visitation hours are until 9 p. m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home preceded by a wake to be held from 8 to 9 p. m.

Mrs. Parks was born Jan. 17, 1926, to Jasper and Arthalee Harrison Walker in Markham and died Dec. 26, 1990, at Matagorda General Hospital.

She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include her mother-in-law, Edna Thomas of Bay City; a step-daughter, Anita Fisher of Bay City; a goddaughter, Rachell Eaton of Bay City and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Willie Boone Jr., Lugene Bryant, Edgar Dunbar, Robert Earl Rollins, A. C. Tellerson and C. B. Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Willie Boone Sr., Charles Courtney, Eugene Moore, Gene Moore, Cleriona Morgan and Gifford Morgan.

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

The Daily Tribune, December 1990

Eddie R. Parr, Sr.

Photo courtesy of Leon Sanford

Funeral services for Jessie Lee Parr, 70, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, Texas, with the Rev. J.C. Ashton, Jr., eulogist.

Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published November 4, 2009


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Kenneth Ray Parr
Jan. 16, 1980 – Aug. 15, 2007

Kenneth Ray Parr, 27, of Bay City died August 15, 2007 in Huntsville, Texas.

He was born January 16, 1980 in Bay City, Texas.

His father, Eddie Ray Parr, Sr, preceded him in death.

He is survived by: mother, Mary Colonge; sisters, Joyce Marie, Charlotte and Carol Lynn of Houston, Shirley and Kim of Bay City; brothers, Eddie Parr, Jr., Joe Williams, Michael Jimenez and Tim Davis of Bay City and Charles Parr, of Markham.

Funeral services was at 1 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2007 at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. R. Taylor, III officiating. Internment will follow at Markham Community Cemetery, Markham, Texas.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 19, 2007

Ida Mae Pleasant

Mrs. Ida Mae Pleasant, 56, of Box 91 Markham, Texas died in Ben Taub Hospital in Houston on Monday, Nov. 8. She was born on Aug. 1, 1920 in Fayette County, daughter of the late Ned White and Florence Cones. She is survived by her son George Dently of Houston; her granddaughter, Toni Dently; one foster son, Otto Williams; two step daughters and four step sons; four sisters, Mrs. Lottie M. Coleman of Rosenberg, Mrs. Sally S. Lewis of Bay City, Mrs. Meddie M. Scott and Mrs. Modie M. Giles of Columbus; one brother, George Woodridge of San Diego, California; one aunt, Mrs. Lottie M. Dunn of Houston. The funeral will be held in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2:30 p. m. The Reverend A. L. Lewis will be officiating. The burial will follow in Markham Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are through Duncan Roberts Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, November 12, 1976


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