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Alice Marie Boone

Alice Boone, Funeral services for Alice Boone, 58, of Houston, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2011 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, Texas. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel. Online condolences may be shared with the family at duncan-roberts@att.net or by fax 979-245-1537.Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas 77414, phone 979-245-5197.

Alice Marie Boone

On October 11, 1953, a baby girl was born to Irvin Boone, Sr. and Lillian Williams Boone in Markham, Texas whom they named Alice Marie Boone. Alice spent her childhood in Markham, Texas and her adult life in Houston, Texas. She worked at Riverside General Hospital as a Lab Technician.

Alice accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She was a member of Greater Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, TX where the Reverend Johnny M. Davis was the pastor. She attended Markham Elementary and graduated from Tidehaven High School in El Maton, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin & Lillian Boone, grandparents, McKinley & Elnora Boone, Hester & Pink Williams, Sr. and a brother, Charles Boone.

Alice leaves to cherish her precious memories, a devoted and loving daughter Tinequa Amie-Armelin (Roy) of Houston, TX; three grandsons, Raelyn Phillips, Zavier and Torion Armelin all of Houston, TX; two brothers: Irvin Boone, Jr. of Markham, TX and Darnell Boone of Austin, TX; one sister: Veneta Jackson (Russell) of Houston, TX; two aunts: Evelyn Williams and Amy Coulter; two great nieces: Lynn and Mykia Thomas and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A special thanks to Patricia and Okie from New Channel.

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Annie M. Boone

Funeral services for Annie Mae Boone, 67, of Markham, are scheduled for 1 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 1994, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. James Ashton Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Visitation will be today until 9 p. m. at Green’s Mortuary chapel. Family and friends will meet at the chapel from 7 to 9 p. m. today. The body will lie in state from noon to 1 p. m. Thursday.

Mrs. Boone was born Jan. 20, 1927, in El Maton to Levi and Tazzie Harrison Boone and died Oct. 14, 1994, in Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.

She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Ina Jean Wilcox of La Marque, China Boone Dillon and Ray Dillon of La Marque and Gloria Carter and Lloyd Carter of Markham; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bennie Roy Boone and Cindy Boone of Markham and Leroy Boone and Patricia Boone of Markham; a sister and brother-in-law Martha Tilmon and Will Tilmon of Galveston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Levi Boone, Jr. and Neicy Boone of Hempstead and James Boone and Wanda Boone of La Marque; two aunts, Martha Johnson and Bertha Johnson of Bay City; two uncles, John Harrison of Bay City and Rev. Melvin Boone of Palacios; four grandchildren, Michael, Tanessa, Robyn Boone of Markham and Roshawn Boone of La Marque; two special devoted friends, Peggie White and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Mack Williams of Markham and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Darryl Boone, David Castaneda, Robert Cruz, Fredrick Boone, Jesse Palacios and Ray Rodriguez.

Honorary pallbearers are Leroy Boone, Levi Boone Jr., John Harrison, Ray Dillon, Michael Boone, Bennie Roy Boone, James Boone, Rev. Melvin Boone, Lloyd Carter and Roshawn Boone.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary of Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, October 19, 1994

Annie Mae Boone

In El Maton, Texas, January 20, 1927, a wonderful blessing was bestowed on the lives of Tazzie Harrison Boone and Levi Boone, Sr. thru the birth of their daughter, Annie.

Annie Mae attended Public School in Markham, Texas.

Being reared by God fearing parents, she accepted the Lord Jesus as her savior at a very young age and united with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, Texas. There, she worked faithfully serving in any capacity of the church she was needed until her health failed.

On Friday, October 14, 1994 God sent an angel of mercy to give her eternal rest. Annie was a loving person. She will be missed by her family and friends, but God’s will  must be done, and she left a living example of loving services. Her soul has gone to God; the earth will soon claim its own. But someday we will meet again; all of our loved ones who have gone before; someday we will reach that happy land where parting will be no more.

Annie leaves to mourn her, but always to miss her to remember the example of love and kindness. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Ina Jean Wilcox of La Marque, Texas; China Boone Dillon and Ray Dillon of La Marque, Texas; Gloria Carter and Lloyd Carter of Markham, Texas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bennie Roy Boone and Cindy Boone of Markham, Texas; Leroy Boone and Patricia Boone of Markham, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Martha Tilmon and Will Tilmon of Galveston, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Levi Boone, Jr. and Neicy Boone of Hempstead, Texas; James Boone and Wanda Boone of La Marque, Texas; two aunts, Martha Johnson and Bertha Johnson of Bay City, Texas; two uncles, John Harrison of Bay City, Texas; Rev. Melvin Boone of Palacios, Texas; four grandchildren, Michael, Tanessa, Robyn Boone of Markham, Texas; Roshawn Boone of La Marque, Texas; two special devoted friends, Peggie White and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Mack Williams of Markham, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, and relatives and friends.

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CHARLES R. BOONE

MARKHAM - Charles Ray Boone, 49, of Markham, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006.

He was born June 21, 1957, in El Campo, to the late Lillian Williams and Irvin Boone Sr.

Services will be 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Markham, with the Rev. J.C. Ashton officiating.

Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Victoria Advocate, November 23, 2006  

Charles Ray Boone

On June 21, 1957, a baby boy was born to Irvin Boone, Sr. and Lillian Williams Boone in Markham, Texas whom they named Charles Ray Boone.

Charles spent his childhood and adult years in Markham, Texas. He was a faithful member of Bible Day Revival Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church until his failing health. Charles accepted Christ at an early age. He attended Markham Elementary and graduated from Tidehaven High School in El Maton, Texas Class of 1976. He worked for Brown and Root and other various jobs around the Bay City and Markham area. Charles was a caring and compassionate person, always willing to help whenever and wherever he could. He taught us how to love in spite of and unconditionally.

Charles’ parents and grandparents, McKinley and Elnora Boone; and Hester and Pink Williams, Sr. preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his aunts and uncles.

Charles leaves to cherish his memories, two brothers, Irvin Boone, Jr. of Markham and Darnell Boone of Austin, two sisters Alice Boone and Veneta Jackson (Bayne) both of Houston, Texas, two aunts, Evelyn Williams and Amy Coulter, two nieces Tinequa Armelin (Roy) of Houston, Texas and Bria A. Boone of Austin, Texas; nephew Makeba Thomas of Mississippi; great-nephews Raelan Phillips, Zavier and Torion Armelin all of Houston, Texas; great-nieces Lynn and Mykia Thomas; step-mother Cleora Boone; step-brothers Ricky, Nathaniel, Gregg; step-sisters Andrea, Jackie, and Alecia. One great-uncle Rev. M. L. Boone and a host of other family and friends. A special thanks to Aunt Willie Lee Brown for her kindness and devotion and to everyone who loved and helped take very good care of Charles.

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Elnora Boone

Funeral services for Elnora Boone, 91, of Markham, Texas will be held at 11 a. m., Tuesday, August 10 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Markham with Rev. James Ashton officiating. Interment will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday and family received friends from 7 to 9 p. m. at Green’s Mortuary. Viewing will be held at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday from 10 to 11 a. m.

Elnora died Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at Matagorda General Hospital. She was born March 4, 1908 in Ashwood, Texas to the union of Irvin Brown and Mary Jane Miller Brown.

She is survived by her son and his wife Willie Boone and Selena of Houston; three sisters, Sylvia McDonald and Mary Sayles of Los Angeles and Alice Mae Jones of Markham; three sisters-in-law, Willie Boone of Markham, Martha Johnson of Bay City and Rosie Brown of Houston, two brothers-in-law George Jones of  Markham and Rev. M. L. Boone of Palacios, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Clint Wyche, Mack Brown, Albert Brown, Ernest Williams, Levi Boone and Wesley Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Sylvester Boone, James Boone, Russell Jackson, Roy Wyche, Charles Boone, Irvin Boone Jr., Darnell Boone and Makeba Thomas.

The Daily Tribune, August 10, 1999

Elnora Boone

Elnora, the daughter of Irvin Brown and Mary Jane Miller Brown was born March 4, 1908 in Ashwood, Texas, Matagorda County. She attended the Ashwood Public Schools in Ashwood, Texas.

At an early age, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. Upon coming to Markham, Texas, she united with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. From that time of her uniting with the church until her demise, she proved to be a faithful follower and worker. She served on the Bible Band, and sang in the church choir.

Elnora was united in Holy Matrimony to McKinley Boone. They were married for 57 years. To this union two sons were born, Irvin Boone Sr. and Willie Boone. Her husband, McKinley Boone and her son, Irvin, preceded her in death.

She never refused a task because she was already too busy or because she was too tired. She was a sweet lady whose life story is one filled with pleasant thoughts, kind words, sweet memories and good deeds. Her Christian love had no limits and no boundaries. Throughout her active life she received great pleasure from serving, baking and sharing her love.

Her transition from this life to life eternal came on Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City, Texas.

She is survived by her loving and devoted son and his wife, Willie Boone and Selena of Houston, Texas; daughter-in-law, Cleo Boone of Bay City, Texas; three sisters, Sylvia McDonald and Mary Sayles of Los Angeles, California and Alice Mae Jones of Markham, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Martha Johnson of Bay City, Texas and Rosie Brown of Houston, Texas and a very devoted sister-in-law, Willie L. Boone of Markham, Texas; two brothers-in-law, George Jones of Markham, Texas and Rev. M. L. Boone of Palacios, Texas; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Geneva Boone

May 12, 1929, El Maton, Texas, a girl was born to Mr. Levi Boone and Mrs. Tazzie Harrison Boone whom they named Geneva.

She was a resident of Galveston for 33 years.

She departed this life 11:55 P. M. Friday, January 6, 1984, Galveston, Texas.

She leaves to mourn: Four sisters, Martha Tilmon of Galveston; Annie Boone, Verlee Boone and Emily Williams all of Markham, Texas; Four brothers: Levi Boone and James Boone, both of Galveston; Sammie Brown of Houston; Willie Lee Boone of Bay City; Brother-in-law, Will Tilmon, of Galveston. Four devoted nieces, Janelsa Boone of Galveston; Ina Boone and China Boone of La Marque and Gloria Boone of Markham. Six devoted nephews: Darryl Boone, Frederick Boone of Markham and Sammie Brown, Jr., of Bay City. Four Great-nephews, David Boone and Darryl Brooks, both of Galveston, Roslawn Boone of La Marque; Michael Boone of Markham; Two Great-nieces, Tanessa Boone and Robin Boone of Markham; One God-child, Alfreda Brown of Galveston; Other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services were held Wednesday, January 11, 1984, 1:00 P. M., at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, Texas, with Rev. Melvin Boone officiating.

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Lillian W. Boone & Irvin R. Boone

Lillian Boone

Funeral services for Lillian Boone, 59, of Markham will be held 11:30 a. m. Friday at Jesus Free Will Holy Temple Church, Bay City, with Apostle E. W. Wilcox officiating.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home and from 10:30 – 11:30 a. m. Friday at the church.

Mrs. Boone was born March 7, 1928, in Bay City to Pink and Hester Tone Williams Sr. and died Jan. 17, 1988, at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston.

Survivors include two daughters, Veneta Thomas and Alice Boone of Houston; two sons, Charles and Ervin Boone Jr. of Markham; a step-son, Darnell Boone of Bay City; five sisters, Mary Sardinea of Markham, Lerella Greer, Evelyn Williams and Rosie Latham, all of Houston, and Amy Colton of Van Vleck; three brothers, Nelson and Eddie Williams of Houston and Pink Williams Jr. of LaMarque; two grandchildren, Makeba Thomas and Tinequa Amie of Houston; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers include Cedo Sardinea, Jr., Andrew Sardinea, Calvin Williams, Vernon Williams, Eddie Williams Jr. and Freddie Williams.

Honorary pallbearers include Charles Boone, Ervin Boone Jr., James Grismore, Tyrone Bailey, Anthony Houston and Bruce Williams.

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

The Daily Tribune, January 21, 1988

Irvin R. Boone

On September 1, 1924, a son was born to McKinley and Elnora Boone, whom they named Ervin Ruthern.

He united with the Church at an early age.

He united in Holy Matrimony to Miss Lillian Williams. To this union four children were born, Ervin, Jr., Alice, Venita and Charles. Later he met and married Cleora Moore and to this union, one son, Ervin Darnell was born.

God called him home on June 27, 1983. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Cleora Boone, a devoted Mother, Mrs. Elnora Boone, three sons, Ervin, Jr., Charles and Ervin Darnell, two daughters, Alice and Venita Boone, six step children, Andrea, Jackie, Alicia, Gregory, Ricky and Nathaniel, one brother, Willie James Boone, two grandchildren, 5 aunts, 6 uncles, 1 niece, 2 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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James Boone

 

James Boone

James Boone was born to the union of Levi and Tazzie Harrison Boone in Markham, Texas on November 8, 1944

He attended public school in Bay City, Texas and El Maton, Texas. Being reared by God fearing parents, James confessed a hope in Christ and united with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, his three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

On Wednesday, March 22, 2000, James passed away at the Mainland Medical Center in La Marque, Texas.

He leaves to cherish his memory: two daughters, Tazzie Boone of Dickinson, Texas and Arlene Stinson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law, Martha Tilmon and Will of Galveston, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Levi Boone, Jr. and Ruby of Markham, Texas; one uncle, Rev. Melvin Boone of Palacios, Texas, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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McKinley Boone

And it was on April 30, 1902, that a son was born in Linville, Texas, to Elry and Delia Barnes Boone, and they named him McKinley Boone.

In his early youth, he grew up in and around Linville, attending school and church.

In the year of 1923, at the age of 21, McKinley joined into the Holy Bonds of Wedlock to Miss Elnora Brown, and they trod the path of Holy Matrimony for 58 years. This union was blessed with two sons, Ervin Boone and Willie James Boone.

McKinley confessed his faith in Christ in 1932, under the leadership of Rev. J. B. Brown.

He was an inspiring friend to those who knew him, always willing to find his place in the sun.

His earthly journey came to an end on Friday, February 13, 1981, at the Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City, Texas, at the age of 78 years, 9 months and 14 days. By his passing, those wonderful memories are left behind to his affectionate wife, Mrs. Elnora Boone of Markham, Texas, two sons, Ervin Boone of Markham and Willie James Boone of Houston, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Martha B. Johnson of Bay City, two brothers, Rev. Melvin L. Boone of Palacios and Raymond Boone of La Marque. Also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a family of friends who knew him affectionately as “Kinney.”

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Mary L. Boone

BAY CITY - Mary L. Boone passed away on Saturday January 12, 2013. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013, funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at Green's Mortuary with Rev. Jerry Manning officiating. Burial will follow immediately after the services at Markham Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489

Published in the Victoria Advocate, September 16, 2013
 

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