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Roosevelt Boone

Funeral services for Mr. Roosevelt Boone, 74, of Victoria, will be held Friday, March 17, 2000, at 11 a. m., at Jesus Free Will Holy Temple, Bay City, with Bishop J. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

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

He was born in Markham, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 15 1925, to Ida Brown and Morgan Boone, and passed away Monday March 13, 2000 at his residence.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Spencer Boone of Victoria; two daughters, Kathy Boone of LaMarque and Cynthia Ivy of San Antonio; his stepmother, LouElla Boone of Palacios; two sisters, Victoria Davis of LaMarque and Velva Williams of Sweeny; seven brothers, Howard Williams of Port Lavaca, Monroe Williams, Jr. of California, Ernest Williams of Rosharon, David Williams of Grady, Ark., Perry Williams of Fresno, Howard Roberson of Palacios, and Dan Mayberry of Dallas; also seven grandchildren; three aunts; two uncles; and other relatives and friends.

Active and honorary pallbearers will include Bennie Boone, Levi Boone, Jr. and other family members.

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

The Daily Tribune, March 2000                      


 


Selena Boone & Willie J. Boone


Selena Gaskin Boone


Funeral services for Selena Gaskin Boone, 73, of Houston, will be held Thursday, April 10, 2003, at 11 a.m., at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, in Markham, with the Rev. James Ashton, Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Arthur Davidson, eulogist.

Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 until 9 pm in the funeral home chapel.

She was born in Markham, Texas, Wednesday, July 31, 1929, to Solomon Gaskin and Annie Davis Gaskin, and passed away Sunday, April 6, 2003, in Missouri City, Texas.

Survivors include: daughter, Leona Boone of Missouri City; two sons, James Boone of Houston, and Sylvester Boone and (Bobbie) of Markham; one step-sister, Ernestine Outley and two step-brothers, the Rev. Sam Laddie and Lionel Laddie; three sisters-in-law, Cleora Boone, Hercelia Martin and Otha Temple; two aunts, Lewella Wyatt and Althea Gaskin, and two uncles, Rev. L. C. Gaskin and Hoover Gaskin; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Williams, Mack Brown, Jr., Frank Southhall, Jimmy Wyatt, Clinton Wyche, Albert Brown, Sr., Don White and Michael Temple.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas. A00014D2003AR09

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Selena Gaskin Boone

Selena Gaskin, the daughter of Solomon Gaskin and Annie Bell Davis Gaskin, was born in Markham, Texas, Wednesday, July 31, 1929.

She united with Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at an early age, and became the pianist.

She attended public school in Markham community and in El Campo, Texas. In 1946, she attended and graduated from Franklin Beauty School.

Selena Gaskin was united in Holy Matrimony to Willie “J” Boone for 52 years. To this union were born three children who loved them and provided them the tender love and care honorable to parents. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Boone, on August 19, 2000.

The Boone Family moved to Houston in 1959. There she united with First John Baptist Church under the leadership of now the late Rev. H. West. She maintained her membership and Christian experience under the pastorship of Rev. Arthur Davidson.

Selena was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten by all who knew her. Even in her demise, she continues to be a guiding force and inspiration to those whose lives she touched.

Her transition from this life came Sunday, April 6, 2003, in Missouri City, Texas.

She leaves loving memories to a devoted daughter, Leona Boone of Missouri City; two loving sons, James Boone of Houston and Sylvester Boone (& Bobbie) of Markham. Also one step-sister, Ernestine Outley and two step-brothers, Rev. Sam Laddie and Lionel Laddie; three sisters-in-law, Cleora Boone, Hercelia Martin and Otha Temple; two aunts, Lewella Wyatt and Althea Gaskin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Which includes 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren who loved her dearly.

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Willie James Boone


Funeral services for Willie James Boone, 71, of Houston, will be held Thursday, August 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Markham, Texas, with the Rev. James C. Ashton, Jr., pastor, and the Rev. M. L. Boone, eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

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

He was born in Markham, Texas, Friday, November 2, 1928, to McKinley Boone and Elnora Brown Boone, and passed away Saturday, August 19, 2000, at Memorial Southwest Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Selena Gaskin Boone of Houston, one daughter, Leona Boone of Missouri City; and two sons James Boone of Houston and Sylvester Boone of Markham; one sister-in-law Cleora Boone and a god-sister Eddie Lou Griggs both of Bay City; three aunts Alie Jones (and George) of Markham; Sylvia McDonald and Mary Sayles both of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one uncle, Rev. M. L. Boone of Palacios; also six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces, three nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Active pallbearers will include Clinton Wyche, Larry Lucas, Bennie Boone, Wesley Johnson, Clemith Brown, Larry Walker and Bobby Carter.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00011A2000AG23

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Willie J. Boone

On Friday, November 2, 1928, a son was born to McKinley and Elnora Brown Boone, in Markham, Texas, whom they named Willie J. Boone.

“J” as he was affectionately called, grew up in the community of his birth along with his family and friends and attended public school.

In 1949, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Miss Selena Gaskin. This couple was blessed with three lovely children.

Throughout his life, he was deeply motivated with rodeos and horses, and participated throughout the county.

His transition from this life to life eternal came Saturday, August 19, 2000 at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.

His loving and devoted memories will always remain in the hearts of his wife of 51 years, Selena Gaskin Boone of Houston, one daughter, Leona Boone of Missouri City, two sons, James Boone of Houston and Sylvester Boone of Markham, his God-sister, Eddie Lou Griggs of Bay City, one sister-in-law, Cleora Boone of Bay City, three aunts, Allie (George) Jones of Markham, Sylvia McDonald and Mary Sayles of Los Angeles, California, one uncle, Rev. M. L. Boone of Palacios, six grandchildren: Tam, Tiffany, Aaron, Valerie, Roderick and Natasha, five great-grands: Traevion, Michael, Jordan, Kevin and Ashley, two nieces, three nephews and a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, McKinley and Elnora Brown Boone, and one brother, Irvin Boone.

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Sylvester Boone
Aug. 31, 1957 – March 8, 2012

Funeral services for Sylvester Boone, 54, of Markham, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City with the Rev. Murray Martin, pastor, and the Rev. James Ashton, Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation and guest book register will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel. He was born in El Campo, Texas, August 31, 1957, to Willie Boone and Selena Gaskin Boone, and passed away March 8, 2012, in Edna, Texas. Survivors include: two daughters and one son, Tamika, Tiffany and Brian Boone; one sister, Leona Boone; and one brother, James Boone all of Houston; and six grandchildren. Also an enormous host of other relatives and friends. Online condolences may be shared with the family at duncan-roberts@att.net or by fax 979-245-1537. Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Ave C, Bay City, Texas 77414; phone 979-245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, March 14, 2012      

 

Sylvester Boone

On August 31, 1957, a baby boy was born to Willie James Boone and Selena Gaskin Boone in El Campo, Texas, whom they named Sylvester Boone.

Sylvester accepted Christ at an early age. He was a faithful member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. In 1959 they moved to Houston where he attended J. J. Rhoads Elementary, Albert Thomas Intermediate and Ross Shaw Sterling where he graduated. He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Smith. To this union were born two daughters, Tamika Boone and Tiffany Boone. Then he later married Bobbie Walker Boone and had a son, Brian Boone. He was employed by the Houston Chronicle for 20 years. After retiring he worked at Sunoco.

He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Willie and Selena Boone; grandparents, Sam and Annie Bell Temple, McKinley and Elnora Boone and Solomon Gaskin.

Sylvester leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving daughters, Tamika Boone Sterling (Daryl), Tiffany Boone Williams (Michael) and a loving son, Brian Boone all of Houston, Texas. He had one devoted sister, Leona Boone, and brother, James Boone, of Missouri City, Texas. He was also a father figure to Valeria Walker, Roderick Fisher, Ned Brooks and Noticka Reddick. He also leaves behind his ten grandkids, two great aunts, one niece, Natasha Smith (Gerrie), two nephews, Jasmine Roberts (Jamisha) and Aaron Boone, two great nephews and a host of other family and friends.

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Verlee Boone

Funeral services for Verlee Boone, 66, of Bay City will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham with the Rev. Melvin Boone officiating. Burial will be at Markham Cemetery. Visitation will be this afternoon. There will be wake at Green’s Mortuary chapel 7 to 9 p. m. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 1 p. m. Saturday.

Miss Boone was born Sept. 11, 1925 in Markham to Levi and Tazzie Harrison Boone and she died Aug. 17, 1992 at Bay Villa Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Emily Williams and Annie Boone of Markham and Martha Tilmon of Galveston; three brothers, James Boone of LaMarque, Levi Boone Jr. of Hempstead and Willie Boone of Bay City; two aunts, Martha Johnson and Bertha Johnson of Bay City; two uncles, John Harrison of Bay City and the Rev. Melvin Boone of Palacios; a special niece, Gloria Carter of Markham; two grandsons and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Darryl Boone, Bennie Boone, Ray Boone, Leroy Boone, Michael Boone and Tim Abbott. Honrary pallbearers will be Samuel Brown Jr., James Boone, Levi Boone, John Harrison, Cedo Sardinea, Lloyd Carter, Ray Dillon, Willie Boone and the Rev. Melvin Boone.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, August 1992

 



 


Verlee Boone

On September 11, 1925, a baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Boone, who they named Verlee. She grew up in the Markham Community. At an early age, she attended El Maton School and confessed Christ at an early age.

To this union one son was born, Frank Davis Boone, who preceded her in death in April 1, 1989. A sister, Genera Boone, departed January 6, 1984 and Brother Samuel Brown Sr. departed August 2, 1991.

Her earthly journey came quietly to an end on Monday, August 17, 1992 at Bay Villa Nursing Home in Bay City.

Her memories will always remain in the hearts of three sisters, Annie Boone and Emily Williams of Markham, and Martha Tilmon of Galveston, three brothers, James Boone of La Marque, Levi Boone Jr. of Hempstead, Willie Boone of Bay City, two aunts Martha Johnson, Bertha Johnson and two uncles, Mr. John Harrison, Rev. Melvin Boone, two grandsons, a very special niece, Mrs. Gloria Carter, and eleven nephews and eight nieces.

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Willie Lee Boone, Sr.

Funeral services for Willie Lee Boone Sr., 72, of Bay City will be held 1 p. m. Monday at Mother Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will be at Markham Cemetery in Markham. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Sunday at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Mr. Boone was born Aug. 11, 1920 in El Maton to Levi and Irene Harris Boone and he died March 25, 1993 at Matagorda General Hospital.

He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a devoted friend, Carrie Frierson of Bay City; four sons, Willie Lee Jr. of Bay City, Herman of Palacios, Ronnie of Victoria and Matt Earl of Inglewood, Calif.; three sisters, Emily Mae Williams and Annie Mae Boone of Markham and Martha Lee Tillman of Galveston; two brothers, Levi Boone Jr. of Hempstead and James Lee Boone of Galveston; two aunts, Martha B. Johnson of Bay City and Louella Boone of Palacios; one uncle, the Rev. M. L. Boone of Palacios; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Verlee and Geneva Boone; and one brother, Sam Temple Sr.

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

The Daily Tribune, March 1993



 


Lottie Bowlegs

Funeral services for Lottie Bowlegs, 72, of Markham will be held 2 p. m. Wednesday in Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Markham with the Rev. Eddie Fray officiating. Burial will be in Markham Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Tuesday at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City and from 1 to 2 p. m. Wednesday at the church in Markham.

Mrs. Bowlegs was born March 30, 1921 in Hallettsville to William and Rose Grandare and died Aug. 6, 1993 at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Palacios.

Survivors include the following: three daughters, Adell Young of Houston; Dorothy Edwards of Markham and Elzara Woodberry of Bay City; six sons, Alfred Blackmon of Sweeny; Willie and Gary Woodberry of San Angelo; Joseph Johnson of Dallas; J. W. Jones of Sacramento, Calif. and Henry Bankhead of Huntsville; two sisters, Viola Robinson and Cecelia Taylor of Pecos.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rose Grandare, a son, James Hall and her husband, Robert Bowlegs.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Baugh, Alfred Blackmon Jr., Terry Blackmon, William Blackmon, Carlos Johnson and Joseph Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred Blackmon, Prince Edwards Jr., John Foley Jr., Robert Hill Jr., Calvin Johnson, Gary Woodberry and Willie Woodberry.

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

The Daily Tribune, August, 1993
 


Clay Brazil

 


Clay Eugene Brazil

Clay Eugene Brazil

On July 10, 1938, a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clay Brazil, Sr. in Danevang, Texas whom they named Clay Eugene.

He grew up in this Community and attended Public School there. Clay was a very quiet person.

He departed this life on June 9, 1985.

He leaves many memories behind to be cherished by his step-mother, Lucille Brazil of Glen Flora, his daughter, Bobbie Jean Clark of Van Vleck, seven sisters, Lucille Amboree, Agnes Brown, Helen Woods and Patricia Murdock of Houston, Eva Barnes and Myrtle George of Markham, Hannah Brooks of Bay City, three brothers, Jesse Lee Flagg, Jr. of Markham, Bobby and Billy Flagg of Bay City, four aunts and three uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.

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