MARKHAM CEMETERY PICTURES

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Helen Ray


Funeral services for Ms. Helen Louise Ray, 51, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996, at 2 p. m., at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, with Rev. James Ashton, Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in Markham Cemetery in Markham. Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Saturday from 1 to 2 p. m. at the church.

She was born in Bay City, Texas, Wednesday, August 22, 1945, to Louis Ray and Allie Mae Dobbins Ray, and passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 1996, at Columbia Mainland Medical Center in Texas City. Helen was a 1963 graduate of Hilliard High School in Bay City, and a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham.

Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Djuana Ray of Houston, and three grandchildren, Montrell, Darrian and Helena Ray. Also her father, Louis Ray, Sr. of Bay City, two sisters and brother-in-law, Mrs. Velma Foley (& Albert) of Houston, and Ms. Vivian Ray of Galveston; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis Ray, Jr. (& Joyce) of Bay City, and Donald Ray (& Belinda) of Friendswood.

She leaves a niece and nephew-in-law, Mrs. Myra Ware (& Leonard) of Galveston, and a nephew, Gerald Wayne Callis of Houston. Also one aunt, Mrs. Eliza Brown of West Texas City, a special friend, Mrs. Willie Mae Sardinea of Markham, as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Allie Mae Ray, one sister, Gaynor Allen, and one brother, James Ray.

Active pallbearers will include Louis Ray, III, Roderick Ray, Leonard Ware, Gerald Wayne Callis, Jesse Austin, Elgin Widemon and John Nelson.

Honorary pallbearers will include Louis Ray, Jr., Donald Ray, Michael Ray, Adlai Ray and Albert Foley.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, September 27, 1996
 


Louis Ray


Funeral services for Mr. Louis L. Ray, age 95, of Markham, will be held Saturday, March 8, 1997, at 11 a. m., at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, with Rev. James C. Ashton, Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham. Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Saturday from 10 to 11 a. m. at the church.

Ray was born in LaGrange, Texas, April 6, 1901, to Louis Ray, Sr. and Julia Ray, and passed away Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at the Legacy-Matagorda House in Bay City.

He moved into the family to Markham, Texas in 1945, and united with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. There, he remained until his demise.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law Mrs. Velma Foley (& Albert) of Houston, and Ms. Vivian Ray of Galveston; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Louis E. Ray (& Joyce) of Bay City, and Donald Ray (& Belinda) of Friendswood.

Also one sister, Mrs. Eliza Brown of Texas City, 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and a family of friends.

Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Allie Dobbins Ray, four children, Gaynor Allen, Helen Ray, James Ray and Clyde Ray; three sisters, Evelyn, Alberta and Mattie, and three brothers, Robert, Albert and Leslie.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Louis Ray, III, Roderick Ray, Leonard Ware, Jesse Austin, John Nelson, Elgin Widemon, Gerald Wayne Callis and Robert Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will include Louis Ray, Jr., Donald Ray, Michael Ray, Adlai Ray, and Albert Foley.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, March 7, 1997
 

Funeral services for Billy Reddic, 67, of Markham, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, with burial to follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 16, 2010


Isaac G. Reddic


L. E. Reddic


L. E. Reddic


Funeral services for Mrs. L. E. Reddic, 89, formerly of Markham, will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, Texas, with the Rev. James Ashton, Jr. eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

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

She was born in Sweet Home, Texas, Sunday, April 9, 1911, and passed away Thursday, March 8, 2001, in Houston, Texas.

Survivors include: two sons, Billy Reddic and Mary of Houston, and Callis Reddic of Angleton; 16 grandchildren-six of whom she reared, Bridget White and Lee, and Ramona Coulter, all of Houston, David Reddic and Andrea of Seguin, Aletha Coulter and Daniel of Danevang, Sherry Lewis and Chester and Dexter Brown and Margaret, all of Bay City; two sisters, Pearline Robinson of Houston, and Catherine Grant of Sweet Home; a host of great-grands, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be Chester Lewis, Lee White, Odell Myles, Jr., Cedo Sardinea, Jr., Nelson Sardinea and Freddie Eason, Jr.

Arrangements are with Duncan Roberts Funeral Home. A00011A2001MR13

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, March 13, 2001
 


William Reddic

 

William “Speedy” Reddic

Funeral services for William ”Speedy” Reddic, 40, of Bay City, will be held 2 p. m. Friday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. Rudolph Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Mr. Reddic was born June 17, 1950, to L. E. Redic in Markham and died March 29, 1991, in his trailer home in Bay City.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Darlene Reddic; a son, William Jerome Reddic; a daughter, LaTasha Faye Reddic; his mother, L. E. Reddic of Markham; two brothers, Billy and Callis Reddic of Bay City; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis of Markham; 14 nieces, eight nephews and 20 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers are Cedo Sardinea Jr., Abraham Young, Julius Thompson, Marvin Sanford, Robert Hill and Eddie Parr Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Billy Reddic, David Reddic, Ronnie Elliott, Callis Reddic, Larry Sanford, Michael Elliott and Rick Hoeser.

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

The Daily Tribune, April 4, 1991
 


Cedo Sardinea, Sr. & Mary E. Sardinea

 

Cedo Sardinea Sr.

Funeral services for Cedo Sardinea, Sr., 87, formerly of Markham, will be held Sunday, December 23, 2001, at 2 p. m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, with Rev. James Ashton, Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Visitation will be Saturday until 9 p. m. in the funeral home chapel.

He was born Sunday, December 13, 1914 to John Sardinea and Martha McCall Sardinea in Allenhurst, Texas and passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston.

He was a kind person, always willing to find his “place in the sun.”

Survivors include: two daughters, Ora Fields of Galveston, and Sharon Kuykendall of Houston; three sons, Andrew Sardinea of Houston, Cedo Sardinea Jr. and Nelson Sardinea, both of Houston; one sister, Delphina Brown of Houston, 29 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grands; 5 sisters-in-law, Erma Lee Sardinea, Carrie Burnett, Amy Coulter, Evelyn Williams and Cloreath Williams; and three brothers-in-law, Eddie Williams, Nelson Williams and Edward Lathan as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a family of friends.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Fields, Kenneth Fields, Cedo Sardinea III, Tydarryl Sardinea, Barrette Sardinea and Darryl Boone.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City. A00011A2001DC21

The Daily Tribune, December 21, 2001
 

Master Kemon Sardinea
March 4, 2010 - March 7, 2010


Miss Kemyah Sardinea
March 4, 2010 - March 12, 2010


Graveside services for Master Kemon Sardinea and Miss Kemyah Sardinea will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Markham Cemetery with Pastor T. L. Richardson, officiating.

The twins were born on March 4, 2010.

Kemon passed away on March 7, 2010 and Kemyah passed away on March 12, 2010.

They were born to Linda Sardinea and Jimmy Johnson, Jr.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary (979) 245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 17, 2010
 


Lake Simmons, Jr.

 

MARKHAM - Funeral services for Annie Smith, 97, of Markham, will be Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at 11 a.m., at the Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ben Hadden officiating and the Rev. Murry Martin is the pastor.

Burial will follow in Markham Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be today in the chapel of Green's Mortuary from 3-8 p.m.

Sister Smith Died on Thursday, July 5, 2007, in the home of her daughter in Houston.

Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/10/2007.
 


James Carl Stone

Funeral services for Mr. James Carl Stone, 54, of Markham, will be held Saturday, May 18, at 11 a. m., at the First Sacred Memorial Christian Church in Bay City, with Rev. A. H. Floyd officiating.

Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham. Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Saturday from 10 to 11 a. m. at the church.

Mr. Stone was born in Bay City, Texas, Sunday, April 19, 1942, to Alex Stone, Sr. and died Thursday, May 16, 1996, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. He was employed as a Marine Tec. 3 with the Texas Highway Department.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Terry Lesnett Stone of Markham, his children which include three daughters and a son, Kindle Dawn Stone of Markham, Sharon Barrow, DeLisa Stone and James Carl Stone, 11, all of Galveston; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He also leaves seven sisters, Mrs. Emma Mack of Markham, Mrs. Erma Johnican and Mrs. Doris Robinson, both of Bay City, Mrs. Frances Brinkley of Van Vleck, Mrs. Joyce Hadden of Los Angeles, Calif., Ms. Alice Stone of San Bernadino, Calif., and Ms. Sharon Stone of Bay City. Also 5 brothers, Charles Stone of Beaumont, Alex Stone, Jr., Otis Stone, Dorsey Stone and Don Stone, all of Bay City.

He leaves one aunt, Mrs. Byrdella Spiller, and one uncle, Frank “Hike” Stone, both of Bay City as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a family of many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Stone, Sr., November 27, 1975, his mother, Willie Mae Stone Brown, August 15, 1985, and one sister, Mozelle Stone Jackson, December 25, 1987.

Active pallbearers will include Larry Robinson, Guy L. Stone, James Austin, Harold Stone, Jonas Brinkley and Michael Mack. Honorary pallbearers will include Alex Stone, Jr., Charles Stone, Melvin Stone, Odis Stone, Dorsey Stone and Don Stone.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, May 1996
 


Sallie Stringer
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Willie “Buster” Stringer

Willie “Buster” Stringer, 82, of Markham died at Bay Villa Nursing Home May 4, 1981. His church affiliation was Baptist. Survivors include: daughters, China Boone of LaMarque and Gloria Boone of Bay City; sons, Leroy Boone of Bay City and Benny Ray Boone of Galveston; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham May 8 at 1 p. m., with Rev. Rudolph Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation hours are from 3 to 9 p. m. at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Active pallbearers include: Leroy Boone, Bennie Boone, Nelson Sardina, Herman January, Willie Lee Boone Sr. and Willie Lee Boone Jr. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, May 7, 1981
 


Annie Bell Temple

Funeral services for Annie Bell Temple, 88, of Markham will be at 11 a. m. Saturday, April 25 at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, with Rev. James Ashton, Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham. Visitation will be Friday, April 24 until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Saturday from 10 to 11 a. m. at the church.

Temple was a lifetime member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, where she served faithfully and proved to be a good follower.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Selena Boon, with husband Willie of Houston; a daughter-in-law, Otha Temple of Bay City; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Iola Temple of Galveston, Elizabeth Wiley of Port Lavaca, and Birdie Sneed of Victoria; a brother-in-law, Omego Temple of New York; and a host of other relatives, including three nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers are Steve Temple, Levi Boone, Jr., Cedo Sardinea, Jr., Jimmy Hawkins, Eugene Moore, and Michael Temple. Honorary pallbearers are James Boone, Larry Lucas, Lloyd Carter, Dennis Prejean, Sam Temple, III, and Aaron Temple.

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

The Daily Tribune, April 24, 1998


 


Othie Lee Temple
Dec. 19, 1929 - Jan. 25, 2008


BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Othie was one of seven children born to Sam and Freddie Mae Brown on Dec. 19, 1929 in Memphis.

In 1947 she married Samuel Lee Temple Jr. and they made their home in Markham. After his death in 1968, she relocated her family to Bay City, where she resided until her demise. She gave her life to her faith, family, and nursing profession. She was a well-respected member of her neighboring community and church family.

On Jan. 25, 2008 Mrs. Othie Lee Temple departed this life and went on to her eternal reward. She leaves to cherish her loving memory four children: Mrs. Essie Mae Temple Lenzy, Mr. Michael Lee Temple, Mrs. Sallie Yvonne Temple Davison, Mr. Steve Adrian Temple and a host of extended family members and friends. She will be dearly missed.

Her Home Going Celebration will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at Evangelist Temple COGIC located at 721 Austin Street in Bay City. A viewing is scheduled at 10 a.m. to be followed by the funeral service at noon. The interment will follow at Markham Cemetery.

We thank God for the life of Mrs. Othie "Otha" Lee Temple.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 1/31/2008.

 

Funeral services for Samuel Temple, III, 49 of Bay City will be held Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Evangelist Temple Church of God In Christ, Bay City, with Elder Doyle Anderson, eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

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

He was born in Markham, Texas, Monday, July 28, 1952 to Sam Temple, Jr. and Otha Brown Temple, and passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and will be missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his devoted mother, Otha Lee Temple of Bay City; two sons, Sedric Wiggins of Bay City and Samuel Temple, IV of San Antonio; two sisters, Essie Mae Lenzy of Bay City, and Sallie Davison of San Antonio; two brothers, Michael Temple of Bay City and Steve Temple of San Antonio; also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Active and honorary pallbearers will include family members and friends.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00014B2002MY01

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, May 1, 2002
 


Emily Mae Williams

 

Emily Mae “Noonie” Williams

Funeral services for Emily Mae “Noonie” Williams, 72, of Markham, are scheduled for 2 p. m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. James Ashton officiating. Burial will follow in Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Friday at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel and from 1 to 2 p. m. Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 18, 1921 in Collegeport to Levi and Irene Harris Boone and died March 7, 1994, in Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton.

She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include seven daughters, Jessie Lee Parr, Wanda Flagg, Jeanette “Sudie” Williams, Hester Edison and Anna Williams, all of Bay City, Leatha Jackson of Austin and Rita Williams of Markham; six sons, Clyde B. Williams of Austin, Carnell Williams of San Antonio, Daniel Williams of Bay City, Ralph Williams and Otto Williams, both of Pitts, Calif. and Jeff Williams of Markham; two sisters, Annie Mae Boone of Markham and Martha Lee Tillman of Galveston; an aunt, Martha Boone Johnson of Bay City; an uncle, Rev. Melvin Leon Boone of Palacios; 38 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Williams on May 8, 1971; her daughter, Irene Williams on July 28, 1977; two sisters, Verlee Boone and Geneva Boone and two brothers, Sam Temple and Willie Lee Boone.

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

The Daily Tribune, March 1994
 


Irene Williams


Nada L. Williams

 


Pink Williams, Jr.

Funeral services for Pink Williams Jr., 75, of Galveston County, are scheduled for noon Friday, Dec. 30, 1994, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. James Ashton officiating. Burial will be in Markham Cemetery in Markham.

A memorial service will be held from 7 to 8 p. m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 1994, at Mainland Funeral Home in LaMarque.

Mr. Williams was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Brazoria, to Pink Williams and Hester Tone-Williams and died Dec. 24, 1994, at Houston’s Specialty Hospital in Houston.

He was a resident of Galveston County and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the ILA Local #851, the Masonic Lodge, VFW, Scottish Rite Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. and Timothy Lodge #276.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah A. Dotson and Ethy Johnson and Rosko; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bruce A. Williams and Reginald Williams and Denise; five grandchildren, Stacey Dotson, Dionne Johnson, Denna Johnson, Christina Williams and Reginald D. Williams, Jr.; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Evelyn Williams of Houston, Lerella Greer and Jessie of Houston, Rosie Lee Latham and Ed of Houston and Amy Singletary of Van Vleck; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Claretha Williams of Houston and Nelson and Annie J. Williams of Houston; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and special friends Ruben Yoakum of Texas City, Cleronia Morgan of Galveston and Major Allen of LaMarque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pink and Hester Tone Williams; two sisters, Lillian Boone and Mary Sardinea and a brother, Jessie Williams.

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

The Daily Tribune, December 1994
 


Pink Williams, Sr.

 

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Funeral services for Ralph Williams, 51, of Bay City, the son of Jessie Williams and Emily Boone Williams, who passed away Jan. 6, 2008, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, with the Rev. J.C. Ashton Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 1/11/2008.
 


Maxwell C. Wright

Funeral services for Maxwell C. Wright, 52, of Houston will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. James Ashton Jr. officiating. The body will lie in state at the church 10 to 11 a. m. Saturday.

Mr. Wright died Dec. 29, 1992 at a Houston hospital.

He was an attorney at Maxwell C. Wright and Associates Law Firm.

Survivors include his wife, Coatnie; a son, Max; two daughters, Moishia and Marnique Wright-Ledet; his mother, Lillie Brooks; a son-in-law, Shawn Ledet; two brothers, Ned Brooks Jr. and Nathaniel Wright; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and host of other relatives, friends and associates.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

The Daily Tribune, January, 1993?

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