Matagorda County Obituaries
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Funeral services for Katie Abbott, 64, of Ashwood, were held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with the Rev. J. Weldon Gilbert, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Roberts, eulogist. Burial followed at Union Baptist Cemetery in Ashwood.

Survivors included: husband, Tommie Abbott, Jr. of Ashwood; two daughters, Katie Abbott of Bay City, and Tracy Brown and Rondray of Sweeny, and four sons, Darnell Abbott and Anita of Bay City, Tommie Abbott, III and Michael Abbott of Ashwood, and David Abbott and Cynthia of Russellville, Arkansas; two sisters, three brothers, 17 grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00014B2002NV03

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, November 3, 2002
 


LEALA ABBOTT

ALLENHURST - Funeral services for Leala Abbott, 89, of Allenhurst, will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at New Horizon Holiness Church with Dr. Charles Roberson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Allenhurst Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Green's Mortuary in Bay City.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/26/2008
 


NORMA JEAN ABBOTT

 

Funeral services for Norma Jean Abbott, 14, of Sweeny will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church, Ashwood, with the Rev. U. Callis officiating. Burial will be in Union Baptist Cemetery, Ashwood.

 

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

 

Miss Abbott was born Sept. 24, 1971, in Ashwood, Texas, and died Nov. 23, 1985, at M. D. Anderson Hospital, Houston.

 

A resident of Ashwood, she was a student at Van Vleck High School and a member of the Baptist church.

 

Survivors include her parents, Tommy and Katie Mae Grovey Abbott Jr. of Ashwood, five sisters; seven brothers; eight aunts; four uncles; nine great-aunts; two great-uncles and two nieces.

 

Pallbearers include Darnell Abbott, Tommy Abbott III, Michael Abbott, David Abbott, Coleman Abbott III and Robert Abbott Jr.

 

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

 

The Daily Tribune, November 29, 1985

 


ABDON, CHESTER LEON

Chester Leon Abdon, 53, of Blessing, died September 24. Survivors include: wife, Juanita Abdon of Blessing; daughter, Lupe Abdon of Blessing; mother, Clara Wilhawk of Frankfur, Kentucky; sister, Betty Winstead of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother, Gene Abdon of Buckeye, Arizona. The funeral will be held at Blessing Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 26, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. John Tripp officiating. Interment will be held at Hawley Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(Born January 21, 1926, Died September 24, 1979)

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Matagorda County, Texas
 


Ethel B. Abraham
(October 3, 1910 - September 23, 2007)

Ethel B. Abraham, 96, of Palacios passed away September 23, 2007. She was born October 3, 1910 in Olivia, TX to the late Servan and Emma Wilson Swenson. She was a longtime resident of the Olivia and Palacios area and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters Lorraine O’Connell of Arkansas, LaVerne Zandanel of Penn., Betty Amador of Mont Belview, TX & Sandra Dudley of Humble, TX; sons Robert Abraham of Palacios, Herbert Abraham of Virginia and Dennis Abraham of West Columbia; brother Ralph Swenson of Louisiana; seventeen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Herbert Abraham.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Palacios with Rev. June White officiating. Interment will follow at the Olivia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Dudley, Michael Dudley, Martin Amador, Ronald Rathnau, Dwight Elledge and Robert Janis. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6PM to 8PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


ROBERT EUGENE ABRAHAM

PALACIOS - Robert Eugene Abraham, 79, of Palacios, passed away Sept. 15, 2008. He was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Palacios, to the late Elmer H. and Ethel Swinson Abraham. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and worked at Alcoa for many years.

Survivors include his sisters, Lorraine O'Connell of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Laverne Zandanel of Monessen, Pa., Betty Amador of Mont Belvieu, and Sandra Dudley of Humble; and brothers, Herbert Abraham of Virginia and Dennis Abraham of West Columbia.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Palacios with the Rev. June White officiating. Interment will follow at Olivia Cemetery in Olivia.
 
Pallbearers will be Robert Dudley, Mike Dudley, Martin Amador, Ronald Rathnau, Chris Peden, and Alex Peden.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home,
361-972-2012.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/18/2008
 


ACKERMAN, JOHN CONRAD "JACK"


Funeral services for John Conrad "Jack" Ackerman of Halletsville were to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City, with the Rev. Corkey Wells officiating.

Interment will be in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mr. Ackerman, 48, a former resident of El Maton, was born Nov. 22, 1937, in Bay City to John C. Ackerman and Helen Bea Prihoda. He died July 11, 1986, at Southmore Humanna Hospital in Pasadena, Texas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shiner.

Ackerman's survivors include his wife, Millie Ackerman of Halletsville; mother, Helen Prihoda of Pasadena; sons, Jason Wyatt Ackerman and John Wyatt Ackerman, both of Halletsville; stepsons, Kenneth W. Ballinger and Clinton W. Ballinger, both of Bay City; and a sister, Virginia Arnold of Longmont, Colo.

Pallbearers will be Phil Suaez, Billy Jalufka, Bill Brown, Tommy Williams, John Sliva and Harry Beard.

Funeral directions are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Matagorda County, Texas


John Gilbert Ackerman
 

ACKERMAN, John Gilbert, 75, of Blessing, died Monday evening in Methodist Hospital in Houston. He is survived by his wife, Mary Edith Ackerman of Blessing; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Miska of Bay City; one son, Robert W. Ackerman of Blessing; one sister, Mrs. Frances Feldt of Bentonville, Ark.; one brother, Carl Joseph Ackerman of Collegeport; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was a rice farmer and cattleman in Matagorda County for 53 years. Services are pending at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

 

The Daily Tribune, August 19, 1968

Hawley Cemetery

 


Margie Lorene Ackerman
(January 26, 1929 - May 23, 2007)

Margie Lorene Ackerman, 78, of Blessing, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. She was born January 26, 1929 in Deutschburg, TX to the late Leo P. and Martha Neuszer. The life long resident of Blessing was a homemaker, a 30 years member of the Bay City Bowling Association, and a member of the Midfield Home Demonstration Club. She was an avid quilter, winning many awards for her quilting talents.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” W. Ackerman, Sr. She will be laid to rest with her loving husband of 54 years on the date of their wedding anniversary.

She is survived by daughters: Eileen Ackerman & Fred Sailor of Elgin; Gale Rush & husband C. W. of Markham; son: Wayne Ackerman, Jr & wife Brenda of Uvalde; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, 2007 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing [Matagorda County], TX.

Memorials may be made to charities of your choice. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, May 24, 2007
 


ACKERMAN, MARY EDITH

Mary Edith Ackerman, 78, of Blessing, died Jan. 16, 1976 in Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. She was born May 24, 1897 in West Virginia. She was a long time resident of Blessing.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jane Miska of Bay City; one son, Robert W. Ackerman of Blessing; one brother, Joe Nowlan of Bakersfield, Calif; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held in the Palacios Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Leslie Webb officiating. Burial will be in
Hawley Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are with the Palacios Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Matagorda County, Texas


Esther Acosta
May 5, 1924 - Nov. 5, 2006

Esther Acosta, 82, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006 at The Legacy in Bay City.

She was born May 5, 1924 in Bay City to Baldomero Fraga Acosta and Estella Gomez Acosta. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a long time employee of People's Laundry.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Baldomero F. Acosta and Estella G. Acosta; by her sisters, Lucia DeLosSantos, Katy Charles and Estella Silvas; brothers, Abel G. Acosta and Louis Alexander Acosta.

She is survived by: her sisters, Alicia Villarreal of Corpus Christi and Mary Ann Cervantes of Bay City; and by her brothers, Anthony Acosta and John Gilbert Acosta of Bay City, and Albert Acosta of Spring, Texas.

The Rosary will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published November 8, 2006
 


Gloria Acosta - BAY CITY

BAY CITY - Gloria Acosta, 55, of Bay City, died Friday, April 29, 2005.

She was born Nov. 15, 1949, in Bay City, to Isaac R. and Dolores Arias Zepeda of Bay City.

Survivors: daughter, Nancy Rodriguez of Bay City; sons, Louis Acosta Jr. and Randy Acosta, both of Houston, and Ronnie Acosta of Austin; sisters, Mary Aguilar and Yolanda Aguilar, both of Houston; and nine grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Louis Acosta Sr.; and brother, Isaac R. Zepeda Jr.

A rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas]. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Monday, May 2, 2005
 


John Gilbert Acosta
(June 19, 1938 - June 22, 2008)

John Gilbert Acosta, loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2008 after a brief illness.

John was born June 19, 1938 to the late B. F. and Stella Gomez Acosta. He attended and graduated from Bay City High School. John served 3 years in the US Marine Corps before beginning a career with the US Postal Service that lasted 41 years. In an article written in 2002, John stated that he had reached his goal to become a Postmaster; he was ready to retire. In his spare time John officiated basketball, baseball, softball, football, and most recently volleyball. John also coached in his spare time at Holy Cross Elementary where he began the track team and softball team in the 1970’s. He was the coach of the Invaders girls’ softball team for many years.

In his 40’s and 50’s John was an avid runner. Many knew him as the lunchtime runner, running on his lunch breaks then returning to work. John entered and placed in many fun runs in nearby towns and accepted numerous trophies. John was a Dallas Cowboys fan and a great fan of the San Antonio Spurs. He enjoyed watching all sports; his favorite team was the UT Longhorns.

John was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City where he was a Sacristan, Usher, member of the Militia of the Immaculata, and the Knight of Columbus. John loved his church and his Savior.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Margaret Ottino Acosta; daughter Dee Ann Schwan & husband Alex; granddaughter Devin Schwan; sisters Alice Villarreal & Mary Ann Cervantes; and brothers Anthony & Albert Acosta. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws John & Dorothy Ottino; brother-in-law Johnny V. “Jay” Ottino; sisters Lucy Delos Santos, Esther Acosta, Katy Charles, & Stella Silva; and brothers Abel & Louis Acosta.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Mass will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Palacios with Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Koliba, Jerry Lipinski, Jim Smith, Eric Gonzales, William Dale, and Andy Hawkins. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross School.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Louis Alexander Acosta, Jr.
(December 25, 1965 - December 15, 2007)

Louis Alexander Acosta, Jr., 41, of Pasadena passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007. He was born December 25, 1965 in Bay City to the Late Gloria Arias Zepeda Acosta and Louis Alexander Acosta, Sr.. Mr. Acosta was a member of the Catholic Church and a resident of Pasadena.

He is survived by his sister: Nancy Rodriguez of Bay City; 2 brothers Ronnie Acosta of Austin and Randy Acosta of Houston; grandfather: Isaac R. Zepeda, Sr. of Bay City; 11 nieces and nephews: Ruben, Christopher, & Nicholas Rodriguez, Randy Jr., Selena, Jonas, Ronnie Jr., Isaac, & Emily Acosta, and Jesus & Marcus Martinez.

The Rosary will be held 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The mass will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Joe Delgado Acuna
May 17, 1938 - June 17, 2009

Joe Delgado Acuna, 71, of Bay City passed away June 17, 2009.

He was born May 17, 1938 in Cuero, Texas to the late Manuel and Janie Delgado Acuna.

Survivors include: his wife, Clara Acuna of Bay City; daughters, Clara Trevino (David), Rosemary Marin (Santiago), Sandy Acuna, Anna Acuna all of Bay City and Christina Perez (Joe) of Markham; sons, Joe Acuna, Jr. (Melissa) of Victoria and Rudy Acuna of Bay City; sisters, Paula of El Campo, Sulema of Garwood, Maria of El Campo and Aldelfa of Markham; brothers, Alfredo Acuna and Benito Acuna both of El Campo, Jessie Acuna of Wichita Falls, Texas and Rafeal Acuna of Danevang; and 10 grandchildren.

Two brothers Manuel and Martin Acuna and a granddaughter Brenda Marie Marin preceded him in death.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn
Memorial Park
.

Pallbearers will be Paul Acuna, Santiago Marin, Santiago Leal, Joe Perez, David Trevino, Martin Acuna, Tony Gonzales and Joseph Delgado.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published June 22, 2009
 


Ricky Acuna
(February 4, 1973 - June 8, 2009)

Ricky Acuna, 36, of Bay City, passed away Monday, June 8, 2009 at his home. He was born February 4, 1973 in Bay City to Martin Acuna, Sr. and Josie Magnia Acuna. He was a life long resident of Bay City and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City.

He is survived by his mother, Josie Acuna of Bay City; his sisters: Linda Salas of Bay City and Josephine Delgado of Blessing; and his brothers: Martin Acuna, Jr. of Van Vleck and Paul Acuna of Bay City. He was preceded in death by his father; Martin Acuna, Sr. and his brother: Steve Acuna.

The Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Friday, June 12, 2009 at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, in Bay City, with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Danny Salas, Jesse Delgado, Jimmy Leal, Joe Angel Delgado, Joseph Delgado and Jacob Montalvo.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


FRANCES SVATEK ADAMIK

EL CAMPO - Frances Svatek Adamik, 81, of El Campo, died Sept. 24, 2010. She was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Shiner, to the late Frank and Rosie Mikes Svatek. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America #1374, KJZT Society, and St. John Altar Society.

She is survived by her daughters, Jo Ann Zernicek and husband George of El Campo, and Linda Garcia and husband Chris of Louise; son, David Adamik of Houston; sister, Lillie Wittig of Boling; brothers, August Svatek of Bay City, Frank Svatek of Needville, Eddie Svatek of Livingston, Jerry Svatek of Boling, Dennis Svatek of Boling and Leonard Svatek of Humble; grandchildren, Jeff and Dale Zernicek, Kim and Robert Henke, Tim Garcia, Jason and Valerie Garcia, and step-grandson, Elvis and Diane Garcia; great-grandchildren, Brandon Zernicek, Macy and Melea Henke, T.J. and Amanda Garcia, Julie Garcia, and step-great-grandchildren, Christopher and Nicholas Garcia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Adamik; and sister, Rosalie Yawn.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, at Triska Funeral Home with a parish wake service and CDA rosary being offered at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at St. John Catholic Church in Taiton with the Rev. Gabriel Oduro Tawiah officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons, Jason Garcia, Tim Garcia, Elvis Garcia, Jeff Zernicek, Dale Zernicek and Robert Henke.

Honorary bearers are her great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations in memory of Frances Adamik may be made to American Diabetes Association , St. John Church, or donor's choice.
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 26, 2010
 


Allie May Adams - Cedarvale Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Amy Hamlin Adams, 33, of Bay City passed away January 18, 2004 at Hermann Hospital in Houston.

She was born August 28, 1970 in Palacios, Texas to Kenneth W. Hamlin and Connie Ruth Gilbert Hamlin. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County, a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, and was a LVN with the El Campo office of Houston Hospice.

She is survived by her husband, Allen Michael Adams of Bay City; by her mother and step-father, Connie Ruth and Fred Snyder of Richmond; by her father and step-mother, Kenneth W. and Yvonne Hamlin of Palacios; by her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Hamlin of Palacios; by four children, Olivia Adams, Scott Sherrill, Derek Sherrill, and Ian Adams all of Bay City; by one brother, Philip Wayne Hamlin and his spouse, Evett of Wharton; and by a step-sister, Kim Harvey and her spouse, Rob of Orlando, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City with Rev. Kevin Young and Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Victoria Advocate, January 21, 2004
 


Annie Ella Slone Adams
Jan. 30, 1921 - April 30, 2010

Annie Ella Slone Adams, 89, of Bay City passed away April 30, 2010. She was born to Jessie Renfroe and Martha Beatrice Smith Slone on Jan. 30, 1921 at White Hall, a small settlement east of Ganado, Texas in Jackson County.

She attended school in Bay City and worked in the Bay City Community for over 32 years, thirteen of those years as manager for Ace Stamp Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bay City and also the First Baptist Church in Matagorda, Texas. She was a member of Baptist Temple, also known as Golden Ave. Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters.

She is survived by: daughter Martha Mae Lacy of Bay City; son, Edward Britches and wife Lois Quinney of Markham; grandsons, William Odie Milner and wife Kim of Bay City and Stephen Edward Quinney of Markham; granddaughters, Suzan Milner Thompson of Bay City and Anna Marie Quinney Andrews of Markham; seven great grandchildren Shelley Lynette Anderson and husband Jason of Midfield, Bubba Simons and wife Tara of Selkirk, Kyle Matthew Milner and Korey Elizabeth Milner both of Austin, Kaitlyn Diane Milner of Bay City, Joseph Edward Quinney of Markham and Ronald Wayne Andrews, Jr. of Markham; five great-great grandchildren Madison Ann Simons of Markham, Kinsley Rae Simons of Selkirk, Lacy Kathleen Anderson and Ryver Clay Anderson both of Midfield, and Emma Beyer of Markham.

The family received friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverends Chester Sassman, Oliver Southall and Lane Pardue officiating.

Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Simons, Kyle Matthew Milner, Linwood Pickens, Larry Fitzpatrick, Thomas Russell Frieze and E. M. Huitt.

Her seven great grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Shelley Anderson Benefit; c/o Prosperity Bank, 1600 7th St., Bay City, TX 77414.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.


Bay City Tribune, Published May 5, 2010
 


BENNYE DEAN ADAMS

Graveside services for Bennye Dean Adams, 79, of Palacios, Tx., were held Dec. 4, 2008 at the Kosse City Cemetery, Kosse, Tx.

Mrs. Adams was born in Kosse, Tx. on Dec. 4, 1928 to Ben and Irene Humphres. She died Dec. 2, 2008.

She married the love of her life, Rufus Adams, in Kosse on Sept. 21, 1946. They moved to Palacios in 1951 where they raised their two kids and enjoyed the friendship of many. Bennye’s love of cooking carried over into her job in the dietary department of Palacios ISD where she worked for over 20 years. After her retirement, she concentrated full-time on the job she loved most, caring for her husband, kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Spree of Victoria; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Teresa Adams of Richmond; grandchildren Kim Spree, Shannon Spree, Shelby Nicknish, Cassie Adcock, Carrie Fehlis, Laney Adams, and Carly Adams; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bennye was preceded in death by her husband Rufus; parents; and brother, Darrell Humphres.

Memorials should be made to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements were with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361) 972-2013.

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, December 10, 2008
 


Edward "Eddie" Everett Adams
(February 17, 1927 - October 24, 2007)

Edward “Eddie” Everett Adams, 80, of Markham, TX passed away Wednesday October 24, 2007 from cancer. He was born February 17, 1927 in Plant City, FL to the late Jessie and Ruth Adams. He worked as a carpenter with his father building homes. At age 15 he enlisted in the Navy as a Pharmacist Mate, went through two invasions at the age of 16, and the invasion of France at age 17. He lost sight in his right eye, and received a medical discharge from the Navy. He shrimped out of Florida and Aransas Pass, TX for many years. He married Marian Allen in 1975, and moved to Markham. He worked as a carpenter at the Nuclear Plant until 1980, when he was injured on the job. He helped his wife open The Shrimp House in Bay City and operated it for eight years. Mr. Adams is survived by his loving wife of 32 years: Marian Allen Adams of Markham; sons: Edward Adams, Jr. of McCall ID, Dr. Wayne Adams & wife Johnny of Birmingham AL, Danny Adams, Don Adams & wife Kitty, Ronnie Adams, Melvin Adams & daughter Linda all of Florida; step-son: Robert Allen & wife Sandy of Aransas Pass TX; brother: Ronnie & Ben Adams of Valrico FL; sisters: Betty, Frances, and Gerldine all of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Ellis Adams. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


John Adams, Jr.

Funeral services for John Adams, Jr. 64, of Blessing will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of God of Prophecy, Palacios, with Bishop H. N. Hartsfield. Burial will be in Wilson Creek Cemetery, El Maton.

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City. A wake will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Adams was born July 28, 1923 to John Adams, Sr. and Seawillow Moore and died Sept. 1, 1987, at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home, Palacios.

He was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Ruth Adams; three daughters, Carol of Huntsville, Bonnie of Houston and Julia of Palacios; a son, John Anthony of Blessing; his father, John Adams, Sr. of Palacios; five sisters, Severa Matinez of Palacios, Elrose Gordon of San Antonio, Othella Lute and Gloria Glover of Houston, and Ruby Jean Adams of Washington; three brothers, Elvin Adams of LaWard, Antone Adams of San Antonio and Henry Adams of Washington.

Pallbearers Leland Jackson, Ben Hadden, Earcel Hadden, Freddie Jackson, Larry Deadrick and Clifton Edwards.

The Daily Tribune, Friday, September 4, 1987
 


Mary Leaser Adams

 

Mary Leaser Adams, 73, of Magnolia, Texas passed away November 16, 1995 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton. She was born April 20, 1922 in Kennedy, Texas to Ruben Edgar and Albina Sedlacek Leaser. She had lived in Wilson, Oklahoma for 25 years and had been a resident of Magnolia for the past 3 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church and of the Eastern Star.

 

She is survived by five sisters, Christine James of Markham, Annie Zembro of El Campo, Nora Bucek of Bay City, Elsie Cronin of Magnolia and Alice Danner of Mexia, Texas, by one brother, C. F. Leaser of Theroit, Louisiana, and by a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer F. Adams.

 

Grave side services are scheduled for 10:00 a. m. Saturday, November 18, 1995 at the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing with Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating.

 

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

 

The Daily Tribune, November 17, 1995

 


Rufus Eldon Adams
(November 26, 1921 - March 13, 2007)

Rufus Eldon Adams, 85, of Palacios passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2007. He was born Nov. 26, 1921 in Kosse to the late Jesse Jerome and Hattie Ford Allen Adams. He served in the U.S. Army from November 1942; through March 1946. His combat troop "T" Force, 6th Army Group received commendation for their performance as an intelligence assault force in Alsace and in Germany during World War II. His troop also was responsible for retrieving stolen artwork that Herrman Goering had hidden in a cave in Berchtesgaden in 1945. He married "his girl" Bennye Dean Humphres on Sept 21, 1946. Rufus loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed working outdoors, golfing, camping, water skiing, and racing boats. He retired from the Palacios Independent School District where he worked as the transportation director. He was a Baptist. He is survived by: his wife: Bennye Adams of Palacios; daughter: Carol Spree of Victoria; son: Jim Alan Adams of Richmond; 2 sisters: Janie Humphrey of Kosse and Betty Ruth Robbins of Marlin; brother: Jimmy Adams of Pasadena; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by: his parents; sister: Lytle Adams; and brother: Howard Adams. Special thanks to Pat and Robert Solis for their many years of care. A Graveside service with full military honors was held 1:00 PM Friday, March 16, 2007 at Kosse City Cemetery with Rev. Tom Vance officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of South Texas. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home, 361 -972-2012.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Eva Lorene Adkins
Jan. 3, 1912 - March 15, 2010

Eva Lorene Adkins, 98 of West Columbia, Texas passed away Monday, March 15, 2010 in Bay City, Texas surrounded by her loving family.

She was born January 3, 1912 in Antelope Gap, Texas to Richard J. and Bertha (Bertchiger) Tweedle.

She was a resident of West Columbia for over 50 years, member of Columbia United Methodist Church, member of Rebekah Jurisdictional Lodge #444 and Wesley Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Columbia United Methodist Church in West Columbia with the Rev. Greg Rogers officiating.

Burial will follow at Columbia Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia.

Pallbearers will be Wesley C. Shelton, Ronnie D. Carroll, Clint Music, Logan D. Carroll, Jeffrey S. Adkins and Darren M. Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-granddaughters and great-great grandchildren.

Eva is survived by: her sister, Jessie M. Wright of Bay City; four grandchildren, Susan Dianne Burnett and husband, Brady of Friendswood, Melisa Jayne Carroll and husband, Ron of Bay City, Teresa Gay Anderson of Sweeny, and Gordon Scott Adkins and wife Pam of Vidor; 11 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by: her husband, Stuart G. Adkins; parents; son, Gordon S. “Dick” Adkins; granddaughter, Monica Lynn Adkins; great great grandson, Brennen Saucedo; five brothers; and four sisters.

Services are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, 634 S. Columbia Dr. West Columbia, Texas 77486. (979) 345-3232.

Online condolences may be left for the family by signing the guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhome.net

Bay City Tribune, Published March 23, 2010
 


Spec. Armando Aguilar, Jr.
April 30, 1984 - Aug. 21, 2010

Spec. Armando Aguilar, Jr., 26, passed away August 21, 2010.

He was born April 30, 1984 in Bay City, Texas to Armando Aguilar, Sr. and Amelia Galvan Aguilar. He graduated in 2003 from Parkview Baptist in Houston.

Spec. Armando Aguilar Jr. joined the military in October 2007 as a combat engineer and was assigned to 87th Sapper Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, since February 2008.

Armando Aguilar Jr. deployed to Iraq from April 2008 to July 2009.

Armando Aguilar Jr’s. awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star device, Iraqi Campaign Medal with combat service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled Vehicles.

His paternal grandparents Pedro and Maria Aguilar preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife, Samantha Aguilar of Killeen; parents, Armando and Amelia Aguilar, Sr. of Blessing; maternal grandparents, Candelario and Maria Irma Galvan of Blessing; sisters, Diana Aguilar of Blessing and Melissa Aguilar of Tres Palacios; brother, Adam Aguilar; niece, Ava Jade Stokes; nephew, Julien Ayala and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Mass will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment with full military honors will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Fernando Aguilar, Jr., Juan Andres Aguilar, Joe Luis Galvan, Jon-Eric Lopez, Chris Hammonds, Jr. and Gabriel Medina.

Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Aguilar, Gus Ayala, Clifton “Pogie” Stokes, Jr. and David Galvan.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 29, 2010
 


Domingo Aguilar
(February 3, 1934 - May 15, 2006)

Domingo Aguilar, 72, of Apple Valley, CA went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2006 at his residence. He was born February 3, 1934 to the late Pedro & Manuela Martinez Aguilar. He was blessed with 12 Children: Pauline Aguilar Flores of Brazoria, Domingo Aguilar Jr. of Apple Valley California, Dora Aguilar Reyes of El Campo, Louis Aguilar of Bay City, Stella Aguilar Alemeda of Bay City, Benny Aguilar of Bay City, Sammy Aguilar of Bay City, Elizabeth Aguilar who has gone to with the lord, Smiley Aguilar of Bay City, Shirley Aguilar Caldera of West Columbia, Lori Aguilar of Victoria, and Brenda Aguilar of Victoria. He also was blessed with 37 grand children and numerous great grandchildren. Survived by his brothers Joe Aguilar and Paul Aguilar; his sisters Dora A. Campos, Micky A. Cerrillo, Fannie A. Martinez, Santos A. Cisneros, and Mary A. Martinez. He was Preceded in death by his parents: Pedro Aguilar and Manuela Martinez Aguilar; his brothers: Sam Aguilar, Robert Aguilar, and Pete Aguilar, his sisters; Delores A. Quintanilla and Sara A. Gonzales. A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 AM Sunday, May 28, 2006 at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck, TX.

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MARIA AGUILAR
 

BAY CITY - Maria Aguilar, 73, of Bay City, passed away April 9, 2008. She was born March 19, 1935, in Cuero, to the late Augustine A. and Manuela Gomez Gauna. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and had been a resident of Bay City since 1965. Also, She worked 18 years for the Economic Action Committee of Gulf Coast.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Aguilar in 1995; daughter, Diana Aguilar in 1965; sister, Manuela Marez; and brothers, Beto, Nicanor, Leon and Carlos Gauna.

Survivors include daughter, Juanita and husband Javier Benavidez of Bay City; sons, Fernando G. Aguilar Sr. and wife Myra of Bay City, and Armando G. Aguilar Sr. and wife Amelia of Blessing; sister, Julia Olivarez of Pharr; brothers, Augustine Gauna of Corpus Christi, Benito and Felimon Gauna, both of Pharr; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many friends. She is also survived by her provider, Frances Mendoza of Danevang; and her cousin and caregiver, Maria Mendez of Bay City.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Fernando Aguilar Jr., Pvt. Armando Aguilar Jr., Juan Aguilar, Pedro Adan Aguilar, Juan Olivarez and Eugenio Marez.

Her sons and son-in-law will be honorary pallbearers.

Donations may be made to the Economic Action Committee of Gulf Coast, 904 Whitson, Bay City, Texas 77414, 979-245-1923.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, 979-245-4613.


Published in the Victoria Advocate from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.
 


Guadalupe G. Aguilera
(October 10, 1919 - April 13, 2009)

Guadalupe G. Aguilera was born on October 10, 1919 in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico to the late Jose and Margarita Garcia. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Benito Aguilera, Sr. “Mama Lupita”, as she was know by all of her family, passed peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Palacios Community Medical Center.

Survivors include 12 children: Linda Zavala & Juan Aguilera of Palacios’ Gonzalo Aguilera, Jesus Aguilera, Gloria Lopez and Margarita Arroyo of Eagle Pass, TX; Benito Aguilera of Alvin, TX; Jose Aguilera of Bay City, TX; Angel Aguilera of Markham, TX; Guadalupe Acevedo of North Carolina; Idalia Patino of Tennessee & Consuelo Juarez of Minnesota; one brother, Manuel Garcia of Eagle Pass, TX; 56 grandchildren and 85 great grandchildren.

Although the family she leaves behind grieves, it is with a renewed and joyous hope. We ask that you, too, rejoice with us as we celebrate her long and prosperous life as she goes home to be with her loving husband.

Prayer services will be held at 7:00 PM both Thursday and Friday nights at the Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Juan Aguilera officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Pedro Aguilera
Jan. 31, 1930 – June 27, 2008


Pedro Aguilera, 78, of Van Vleck passed away June 27, 2008.

He was born January 31, 1930 in Mexico to the late Jose and Herminia Calderon Aguilera. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and worked all of his life as a ranch hand.

Survivors include: his wife, Lenor Aguilera of Van Vleck; daughters, Herminia Recendez of Markham, Lupe Bowan of Hampton, Virginia, Connie Kelsey of Katy, Theresa Cowan of Bay City, Mary Luera of Katy and Alicia Mendoza of Rhode Island; sons, Pedro Aguilera, Jr. and Joe Aguilera both of Katy, Gilbert Aguilera of Rock Island, Texas and Paul Aguilera of Houston; step daughters, Chris Clements of Van Vleck and Isa Melancon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; step-son, Dale Trevino of Van Vleck; sister, Cata Aguilera of Mexico; twenty four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Corey and Colby Kelsey, Rickey Aguilera, Stewart Hutson, Darryl Davis and Chuck Cowan.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.


Bay City Tribune, Published June 30, 2008                                                           Maria Aguilera

 

 


MARIA DE LA LUZ AGUIRRE

VICTORIA - Maria De La Luz "Mary Lou" Aguirre, 57, of Victoria, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. She was born Oct. 17, 1953, in Bay City, to the late Florencio Aguirre and Guadalupe Gomez Aguirre. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

She is survived by her husband, Domingo Nunez Sr. of Victoria; daughters, Margarita De La Garza and Guadalupe Lamas, both of Victoria, and Josephine Rojas of Bloomington; sons, Domingo Nunez Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., Macario Nunez of Victoria, Larry Hoelter of McAllen, John Bauer and Carlos Nunez, both of Victoria; sisters, Rita Garcia of Houston, Delores Villafranco of Kerrville, Guadalupe Amejarado of Port Lavaca, Dora Arispe of Seguin, and Susie Elderidge of Corpus Christi; brothers, Carlos Aguirre of Houston and Andrew Valderamos of Texas City; and 25 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her uncle, Jesse Medrano.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., at Artero Memorial Chapels in Victoria.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Montoya, Louis Mendoza, Benny Torres Sr., Tony Lamas, David Torres, and Mark Rojas Sr.

Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 6, 2010
 


Mrs. Hannah Loretta Aikin

Mrs. Hannah Loretta Aikin, age 71 years, passed away Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Brhlik in Midfield, Texas.

She is survived by two sons, J. H. of Oakland, Calif., A. D. of Sinton, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Woodsen and Mrs. F. J. Brhlik and Mrs. V. O. Hale of Midfield; two sisters, Mrs. M. L. Yanslin of Shawnee, Okla., and Mrs. Nesbitt of Aledo, Ill., and one brother, J. W. Jewell of Summers, Ark.

Mrs. Aikin has resided in Midfield 14 years and in Matagorda county for 27 years. She moved to Texas from Colorado.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial, under the direction of Taylor Bros., will be in Hawley Cemetery.

THE MATAGORDA COUNTY TRIBUNE, Thursday, March 17, 1932, Matagorda County, Texas


MRS. HANNAH LORETTA AIKIN.

Hannah Loretta Jewel was born on June 9, 1860 in Meigs County, Ohio and passed away at her home in Midfield, Texas, March 11, 1932 at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 2 days, after a short illness of four or five weeks. She was one of seven children, five girls and two boys that came to bless her father's home which was in Ohio and Illinois during her childhood.

Later the family moved to Kansas, where she was married to Knox Milligan Aikin, they started to build their home in Phillips County, Colo., at Holoyoke, living for a time at Loveland, Colo., during this time three boys and three girls came to complete their family circle.

In January, 1908, Mr. and Mrs. Aikin brought their family to Texas, they were true pioneers and drove through in covered wagons, camping by the way and enduring many hardships on this journey of some two months. They settled at last on a farm which adjoins the H. L. Brown farm on the Trespalacios River between Midfield and Blessing and across from the Hawley Church. Mr. Aikin was a school teacher as well as a farmer, he taught the first school that was ever taught at Midfield. After his health began to fail, he devoted his time to outdoor work raising fruit and vegetables, after a lingering illness during which time his devoted wife cared for him patiently, Mr. Aikin passed on in November 1916, the same year that their son Byron died. It was a coincidence that Byron Aikin passed on March 11, 1916 and that his mother went to join him sixteen years later to the day.

This double blow of losing both husband and grown son in the same year did not daunt this brave hearted mother, she moved to Midfield and bought her home, kept her children in school and raised them all carefully, she has lived in Midfield for fifteen years and has always taken an active part in church and school affairs. She has been president of the Woman's Missionary Society and of the Parent-Teachers' Association for several years. For many years she has been a Sunday School teacher either for the Bible class or a class of girls and was rarely ever missing at a church service either playing the piano or singing and was a true Christian who lived her religion in her daily life.

As a nurse she has gone into most of the homes of her friends and taken care of their sick. She loved babies and was a grandmother to many children other than her own.

She loved people, both old and young and spent much of her time in helping others less fortunate.

"I would rather wear out than rust out," she would say. It can truly be said of her life even as Paul said at the close of his life, "I have fought a good faith, I have finished the course, henceforth is laid up for me a crown of glory." There should be many stars in Hannah Aikin's crown, one for every kind deed.

The following relatives were present at her funeral which was held in the Methodist Church at Midfield of which she was a member at 2:00 p.m. March 13, 1932. Mr. Joe Aikins of Oakland, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Dean Aikin and family of Sinton, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Woodson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brhlik and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ves Hale and family of Midfield, these being the surviving children and Mr. Ralph Aikin of Midfield, a grandson and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Troutman of Midfield.

She was laid to rest in the old cemetery at Hawley beside her husband and son Byron who had gone on before her.

THE MATAGORDA COUNTY TRIBUNE, Thursday, March 24, 1932, Matagorda County, Texas


Death of K. M. Aiken
 

In the death of Knox M. Aiken of the Blessing Community, the county loses one of its best citizens. Mr. Aiken had been in bad health for some years; but kept up his farming operations on his home farm near Blessing until the 24th, when at work alone he was stricken and in 24 hours death came.

 

Rev. W. T. Nicholson conducted the funeral service, and interment was made in Hawley Cemetery.

 

From the Blessing-News report of the death, we learn that Mr. Aiken was born in Logan county, Ohio, August 30, 1859. He moved with his parents to Page county, Iowa, in the spring of 1860, where he resided until 1886, when he went to eastern Colorado and homesteaded on the unsettled prairie. He was married to Miss Hannah Jewell, June 3, 1899. To this union there was born Joseph Herold, now in Merced, Calif., William Byron, who died March 11, 1916, Eva Jewell, Alvin Dean, Violet Margaret and Olive Grace, who are yet with their mother. He united with the church in early life, and was an untiring worker in church and moral questions. Mr. Aiken was self sacrificing and hard working, knowing by actual experience, the struggle for a living.

 

The Matagorda County News & Midcoast Farmer, November, 1916

 


Lenora Ruth Airrington
(June 3, 1926 - June 7, 2007)

Lenora Ruth Airrington, 81, of Boling, TX passed away Thursday, June 8, 2007. She was born June 3, 1926 in Iowa Park, TX to Walter Franklin Strickland and Phonzie Juanita Hendricks Strickland. Formerly of California, she was a resident of Boling for the past seven months, a retired waitress and a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters: Phonzie Juanita Kobos, Cindy Gail Airrington, Linda Haupt, and Sherri Miles; by her sons: Pat Kobos, Jr., George Airrington and Walter Airrington; and by her sister: Mary Christine Underwood. She was preceded in death by her husband: Hayward Leon Airrington; her parents: Walter Franklin & Phonzie Juanita Strickland; by a daughter: Amy Airrington; and by a son: Stephen Airrington.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Mike Alameda

 

Graveside services for Mike Alameda, 79, of Bay City, will be Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

He was born in Goliad, Texas, Tuesday, April 15, 1924, to Secundino Alameda and Francisco Yberra Alameda, and passed away Monday, May 19, 2003, at his residence in Bay City.

 

Survivors include his family and friends.

 

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas. A00014D2003MY21

 

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, May 21, 2003

 


Rafel H. Alderete
(October 25, 1941 - December 23, 2005)

Rafel H. Alderete 64, of Palacios, TX died December 23, 2005 at Citizen Memorial Hospital in Victoria, TX. He was born October 25, 1941 in Lancing, Michigan to the late Aurelio R, Sr. & Francesca Herrera Alderete. Mr. Alderete was a resident of Palacios since 1951, a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and was the maintenance man for the Luther Hotel in Palacios.

Survivors include: wife: Anita Adame Alderete of Palacios; son & daughter-in-law: Jessie & Josie Adame of Angleton, TX; sisters & brothers-in-law: Lina & Paul Gamino of Lake Jackson, TX; Lola & Edward Vallejo of Rosenberg, TX, Eva Alderete and Rosemary Alderete both of Palacios, TX; 2 grandchildren: Jessica & Gabriel Adame of Palacios, TX. He was preceded in death by his sister: Anita Alderete and his brothers: Aurelio Alderete, Jr. And George Alderete.

Rosary was held 7:00 PM Friday at the Palacios Funeral Home, and the Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 24, 2005, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361) 972-2012.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home
 


ELERY ALEXANDER

CEDAR LAKE - Funeral services for Elery Alexander, 78, of Cedar Lake, who passed away Sept. 17, 2008, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake, with the Rev. K.W. Bree, euologist. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.

Visitation will be from
2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/19/2008
 

Ina Mae Alexander

Aug. 13, 1896 - May 26, 1986

Roselawn Memorial Park

Picture courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

John Wilburn Alexander

Aug. 7, 18888 - Feb. 11, 1960

Roselawn Memorial Park

Picture courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


Rose Alfaro

April 22, 1929 - Dec. 22, 2009

Rose Alfaro, 80, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in Victoria, Texas.

She was born April 22, 1929 in Bay City, Texas to Thomas Rocha and Torivia Sauceda Rocha. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by: her daughters: Rosario Larson, Dolores Maldonado, and Patricia Estrada, all of Bay City; by her sons, Hector Alfaro of Bay City, Benigno Alfaro of Bay City, Julio Alfaro of Dallas, Thomas Alfaro of Bay City and Leobardo Alfaro, Sr. of Rosenberg; by her sister, Priscilla Duncan of Corvalis, Oregon; and by 25 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Torivia Rocha and by her husband, Benigno Alfaro.

The Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2009 at the funeral home.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Abraham Estrada, Joshua Alfaro, J.J. Maldonado, B.J. Maldonado, Leo Alfaro, Jr. and Justin Alfaro.

Honorary pallbearers include Alfred Estrada, Jr., C.J. Maldonado, David Estrada, Jason Alfaro, and Joshua C. Alfaro.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published December 28, 2009
 


David Alford
(December 25, 1951 - January 1, 2007)

David Alford, 55, of Bay City, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007 at his home. He was born December 25, 1951 in Floresville, TX to Delmar Ray & Mary Helen Lockhart Alford. David was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved God and his church; he was a lifetime member of the Sweeny Church of Christ. His passion for life, family and friends, hunting and fishing were never ending. He worked alongside his family as a rancher and cowhand, by trade.

He is survived by wife: Jan Alford of Bay City; mother: Mary Helen Alford of Sweeny; daughter: Kay Lynn Alford of Van Vleck; 2 sons & daughters-in-law: Ty Wesley & Sammi Alford of Van Vleck and David Lang & Karen Alford of San Angelo; 3 sisters & brothers-in-law: Judy & Jimmy Indest of Pearland, Susan & Glenn Salyer of Sweeny, and Sally & Robert Lynch of Sweeny; brother & sister-in-law: Jim & Susie Alford of Sweeny; and 3 grandchildren: Chasidi Jackson, Colyn Alford, and Claire Alford all of Van Vleck. He was preceded in death by his father: D. Ray Alford and by his sister, Dawn Alford.

The Family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 4, 2007 at the Church of Christ in Sweeny with Brother Nathan Burrow and Rev. Ron Lynn officiating. Interment will follow at the Sweeny Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Ralph Cole, James Lee Finley, David Thompson, Dickie Thompson, Scott Barber, and Tim Jackson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bill Roberts.

The family extends a special thanks to AMED Hospice and Wanda “Jingle” Walker for their constant care and support, their loving hands and open hearts.

Online Condolences may be sent through www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City (979) 245-4613.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Barney Allen, Jr.
Sept. 9, 1938 - April 11, 2010

Funeral service for Barney Allen, Jr. 71, of Bay City, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Bethel Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Pastor L. C. Cunningham, Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.

He was born in Bay City, Texas, September 9, 1938, to Barney Allen Sr. and Alfreda Bivens Allen, and passed away April 11, 2010, in Bay City.

Survivors include: four sons, Barney, III, Sherman, Bruce and Frederick, and five daughters, Sandy, Tonya, Pha_Bluhnn, E_Braylon and Brittany. Also 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Linda and Alfreda and two brothers, J.W. (and Martha) and Preston. Also a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published April 14, 2010
 


Clarence Richard Allen
Aug. 30, 1939 - Dec. 17, 2009

Clarence Richard Allen, 70, of Bay City, Texas, passed away at his home December 17, 2009, with his loving wife by his side.

Richard was born August 30, 1939, in Bay City to the late Clarence Roscoe and Rosa Mae Walker Allen.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, 2313 Ave. I, Bay City, TX. Mr. Allen’s cousin, The Rev. Jack Womack, Pastor of Hope Community Methodist Church, Pasadena, Texas will officiate. Richard was a charter member of First United Methodist Church, Van Vleck.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Visitation with family and friends will be 4:30 until 6 p.m. Sunday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Grisham, Art Henry, Rob Kiner, James Olson, Ronnie Pasek and Al Otradovsky. James H. “Jimmy” Grisham, employees of Hlavinka Farm Implement Company, and Richard’s golfing buddies will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Survivors include: Richard’s wife, Carol Sens Allen; brother, Jerry Robert Allen and wife Lynell of West Columbia; sisters, Mary Lee Allen of San Antonio and Peggy Allen Ottis of Belton. Other survivors are: nephews, the Rev. Cullen Allen and wife Shelley and children Ryan, Kyle, and Evan of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; Daryl Allen and wife Shelley and children Robbie, Julia, and Rachel of Atlanta, Georgia; Chris Ottis of Houston, and niece Trish Ottis Berryman and husband Joel and son Jaxon of Belton. Additional survivors include many cousins and friends.

Following graduation from Van Vleck High School and Sam Houston State College, Mr. Allen served in the United States Air Force. Later, after having been employed with International Harvester Farm Implement Company, he purchased an I. H. dealership in El Campo. His tranquil retirement years were spent on his farm with his devoted wife of forty-seven years and their spoiled cows.

Richard once said that in addition to his parents, his greatest asset in life was Carol, the love of his life, the love of his two sisters Mary Lee and Peggy, and especially the love and championship of this brother Jerry. He and his siblings and spouses had a warm, loving relationship that now has a broken link.

Memorial gifts may be sent to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 497, Van Vleck, TX 77482 or to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published December 23, 2009
 


EDWARD "HOPPY" ALLEN

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Edward "Hoppy" Allen of Bay City will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. T. L. Richardson, pastor, and Rev. Cedric Howard, eulogist.

Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City immediately following services.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 24, 2009



 

Floyd King Allen

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


JUANITA ALEXANDER ALLEN

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Juanita Alexander Allen, 91, of Bay City, who passed away Aug. 10, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Tyree Chapel A.M.E. Church in Bay City, with the Rev. Willie Miles, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation for Mrs. Allen, former educator in the Bay City I.S.D., will be from 2 until 8 p.m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 13, 2010
 


ESTELLE ALLEY

PALACIOS - Estelle Angeline Elder Alley was born Jan. 28, 1910, in Palacios, the youngest of nine children of P.A. and Mary H. Elder. After a brief illness, she died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church. She had taught a women's Sunday school class at First Baptist following a tradition teaching the class which her mother started many years before.

During the Depression, Estelle visited her cousin in Chicago and met Charles Henry Alley an artist whom she married. When she brought him to Texas for a visit he was charmed by Texas and quickly began pulling strings to find a job in Texas. Fort Worth was their home for several years and he got started in the farming and ranching business. When World War II happened they both came to Palacios to work at Camp Hulen. Estelle helped care for her invalid mother and participated in the Home Demonstration Club.

She prided herself on her cooking and entertaining. She delighted in calling herself Grand Ma to her great nieces and nephews. Her last years before going to the nursing home were spent in the family compound at South Bay along with her brother, Ted; her sisters, Olivia and Vic; and her niece, Mary Sheeran.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alley; and her parents, P.A. and Mary H. Elder; her sisters, Marianna, Huldah, Olivia, Victoria, and Jane; and her brothers, William, P.A., and Ted.

Her niece, Mary Sheeran, and her nephew, Cliff Rees, and many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews survive her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Palacios.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 2/16/2009
 


Peggy Matchett Allen
Feb. 5, 1930 – Nov. 29, 2010

Peggy Matchett Allen of Sargent, Texas, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010, in Bay City, Texas.

She was born February 5, 1930, to the late Ted and Nora Fite in Sweeny, Texas.

She was the owner of Matchett’s Superette in Sargent for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Kelly L. Matchett.

She is survived by: husband, Charles Allen of Sargent; daughter, Trish Hyatt (Charlie); sons, Larry Matchett (Susie) and Kelly Matchett (Kim), all of Van Vleck, Texas. Also survived by: stepson, Jason Allen (Stephanie) of Cedar Lane, Texas; grandchildren, Stephen and Matt Matchett, Faith Weaver, Tabitha Matchett Kunkel and Michelle Matchett; step-grandchildren, Sheila and Bradley Allen; great-grandchildren, Lydia Weaver, Da’ Mian and Haleigh Matchett, Lakyn and Laynee Matchett.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at Bay City Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at Sweeny Cemetery in Sweeny, Texas.

Arrangements with Bay City Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
 


Preston G. Allen
June 2, 1936 - Oct. 24, 2010

Funeral services for Preston G. Allen 74, of Bay City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 30. 2010 at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Leroy Cunningham, Jr., eulogist.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2010 at the funeral home chapel.

He was born in Bay City, Texas June 2, 1936 to Barney Allen, Sr. and Alfreda Allen, and passed away October 24, 2010 in Houston, leaving a loving family and many friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, October 27, 2010
 


SHIRLEY ALLEN

BAY CITY - Shirley Allen, 63, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
 
Visitation will be held Friday, April 2, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Church of God of Prophecy in Van Vleck. Burial will follow at Burial Association Cemetery.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on April 2, 2010
 

SANTA FE — Veronica Martha Allen, of Santa Fe, Texas, was born April 18, 1927, to John and Ella Allen [Nolen]. Veronica passed away on January 20, 2011, at her home at the age of 83. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her daughters Barbara Lecompte, Mary Jane Cargile, and Beverly Clayton; her son, George Allen II; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 24, 2011, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. A Vigil will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at The Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

James Crowder Funeral Home-Dickinson

Galveston County The Daily News, Published January 23, 2011

In Memory of Veronica Allen
by Brian Gerabaldi on January 27, 2011

Veronica Martha Nolan Allen was born on April 18, 1927 in Bay City, Tx. to John and Ella Nolan. She had 9 brothers and sisters who all preceded her in death. Veronica attended school in Bay City and graduated from Bay City High School. She met and married the love of her life, George Coleman Allen. They lived in Fort Worth, Galveston and finally settled in Hitchcock, TX. They had four children: Barbara, Mary Jane, Beverley and George. Veronica was a dedicated homemaker and Mother to her family.

Veronica was interested in sewing and gardening. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was a member of the Elk’s Lodge. At the time of her death, she was a member of True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. Upon her last birthday, her children said this about her:

Our Mother was a wonderful stay at home Mom. She always kept a spotlessly clean house and served a hot dinner at the table every night, without the distraction of the television, even though it was in the same room. Mother sewed beautiful dresses for all of her girls and made sure we all knew how to sew. However, we all still knew George was her favorite. She attended every special event we were ever a part of and encouraged us to do what we were interested in doing as a career. Mother always told us that we could do anything we put our mind to do and family was her highest priority.”

As children often do, we did not always agree with the rules Mother and Daddy used to raise us, but we came to realize the wisdom of their words when we got out into the world on our own. Mother was right about most things she had taught us and we are glad we had the opportunity to tell her that she was right.”

We are grateful to have had such wonderful parents who made sure we knew about God’s love for us, honoring their commitment of marriage through good times and bad times, and stirred the fires of sibling love as we grew up. Thank you for raising us with wisdom and love.”
We love you Mother!

Veronica is survived by her daughter Barbara, married to David LeCompte, Mary Jane, married to Anthony Cargile, Beverley, married to Robin Clayton, and George Allen, married to Kathy. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Grandsons Abel Garibaldi, Brian Garibaldi, Charlie Cargile, Jim Cargile, Kevin Jurek, Joey Allen, and Nephews Roger Serafine and Aubrey Haynes.

Veronica spent her life in devotion to her husband and kids. She resided the last 6 years with her oldest daughter Barbara and her family. Barbara and her family were able to return that loving care and devotion during the time she lived with her.

Lord. May You support us all day long, till the shadows lengthen and evening falls and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over and our work is done; then in Your mercy Lord, grant us a safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at last. Amen.

Courtesy of Shirley Vachon
 


Rex Wayne Allison
(November 14, 1934 - October 26, 2008)

Rex Wayne Allison, 73, of Bay City passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008. He was born November 14, 1934 in Woodson, Texas to the late Cora Walker Allison & Curtis Allison.

Rex is survived by life partner: Sue Allison of Bay City; daughter: Pati Sellers of Abilne; son: Matt & Cathy Allison of Franktown Colorado; grandchildren: Blaine Sasser, Kelly Sellers, Brian Knight, Haysley Allison, Drew Allison and Shay Allison; and by his deceased son’s life partner: Jonita Knight of Bay City. He was preceded in death by his parents and son: Eric Allison.

A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Zach Nicholson Officiating.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Thomas Allsup
(October 27, 1925 - June 28, 2010)

Thomas “Tommy” Allsup, 84, passed away on Monday. Tommy was born October 27, 1925 in Hearne, Texas to the late Meredith Henderson and Katheryn Williams Allsup. Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Rosalie; by his daughters, Leann, Amy, and Rosemary; and ten grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8p.m. with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00P.M. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 3rd at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City with Rev. Casey Jarzombek Celebrant. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Published in Victoria Advocate on July 1, 2010


 

Alpha Almand

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Coy T. Almand

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 



Josephine L. Gier Almond
(October 6, 1929 - September 16, 2009)

Josephine Lena Gier Almond, 79, of Beaumont passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009. She was born October 6, 1929 in Hallettsville, Texas to the late Julius Joseph & Lena Buchmillre Krauskopf. Mrs. Almond was a resident of Angleton before moving to Beaumont four years ago.

She is survived by son: William James Gier II & wife Deborah of Beaumont, TX; 2 brothers: Leon Krauskopf of El Campo, TX and Paul Krauskopf of Los Cruces, NM; 2 grandchildren: Maryn and William Gier; and great grandchild: Chloe Spellicy. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Drew Almond.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Friday September 18, 2009 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

www.taylorbros.net                  Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


LUCILLE LAVERNE ALTON


PALACIOS - Lucille LaVerne Stallard Alton, 87, was born Dec. 22, 1920 to Frank and Fannie Mae Rockenbaugh Stallard in Palacios. She passed to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 20, 2008. On May 18, 1940, Lucille married James Lloyd Alton and to this union one son, Johnny Lloyd Alton was born.

Lucille was blessed with many talents: painting, crocheting, sewing, flower arranging, and many others that she shared generously. There are very few who don't have one or more of her paintings in their home. She was a lifetime member of Palacios Church of Christ and she served faithfully in many capacities.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Alton; her son, Johnny Lloyd Alton; her parents; brothers-in-law, Walter Alton, Kenneth Alton, and Lynn Cooper; sister-in-law, Lois Nelson; and nephew, Chris Alton.

She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Novella and Raymond Bales, Frankie Faye and Paul Cooper, Fannie Raye and Bill Ivy; sister-in-law, Jackie Alton Cooper; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Palacios Funeral Home with Bro. Shan Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Cooper, Rodney Cooper, Bryant Peterson, Charles Hutto, Pat Nelson, and Joe Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Cooper, Bill Ivy, Raymond Bales, Kenneth Peterson, and Charles Harvey.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Memorials may be made to Palacios Church of Christ; Palacios Pet Pals; or Houston Hospice-El Campo, P.O. Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, 361-972-2012.


Published in the Victoria Advocate from 7/22/2008 - 7/23/2008

 


Lura Nell Anders
(June 15, 1929 - July 4, 2007)

Lura Nell Anders, 78, of Palacios died July 4, 2007. She was born June 15, 1929 in Elk City, Oklahoma to the late Guy R. Claybourn, Sr. and Blanche L. Kirkwald Claybourn. She was a member of the United Methodist Church; member of Athena Club; and an avid birdwatcher.

Survivors include daughter Rebecca P. L. Raplee of Macomb, IL; sons Robert C. Rjaplee and Rich C. Raplee both of Nashville, TN, Randall C. Raplee of Lavergne, TN & Ryan G. Raplee of Macomb, IL; sister Joann Dyson of LaSalle, TX; brothers Guy Claybourn, Jr. & wife Colleen of Palacios, James K. Claybourn & wife Dorothy of Powers, OR, Jon Claybourn & wife Kaye of Bay City; grandchildren Hanna G. Raplee Adkison & Abigail R. Raplee-Adkison and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Anders, sister Marian Claybourn Curran and brother Marshall Claybourn.

Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Monday, July 9, 2007 at the Palacios Cemetery with Colleen Claybourn officiating. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home in Palacios. 361-972-2012.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


MELVIN CHARLIE ANDERS

PALACIOS - Melvin Charlie Anders, 83, of Palacios, passed away Feb. 19, 2008. He was born May 15, 1924 to the late Virgil and Irenea Smith Anders.

He retired from Brown & Root after 27 years of service. He was a veteran of WWII and a member and current finance officer of American Legion Post in Blessing.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Anders of Palacios; daughters, Georgette "Ginger" Shaffer and husband Dan of Colorado Springs, Colo., Melody Culps of Houston, and Glenda Mae Green and husband Jim of White Fish, Mont.; sister, Virginia Wright of Grand Prairie; brother, Weldon Anders of Victoria; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb.22, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Palacios with the Rev. James Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, 361-972-2012.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 2/21/2008.
 


Alan A. "Andy" Anderson
(July 30, 1928 - July 14, 2006)

Alan A. "Andy" Anderson, of Sargent, TX, passed away on July 14, 2006 after a 2-year battle with sarcoma cancer. Andy was born in Stoneham, Mass., on July 30, 1928. He graduated from Stoneham High School in 1946, where he lettered in ice hockey and managed the basketball team. From hitchhiking cross-country to spending a season skiing in Sun Valley, Andy embraced every opportunity life afforded him. He proudly served his country for 5 years in the US Air Force as a jet pilot instructor, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. During this time he met Nelda, his soul mate and partner in adventure. In 1956 he graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Andy founded Anderson Electrical Construction, an industrial electrical construction company, in Houston in 1980. After his first retirement, he returned to work to help build the Fred Hartman Bridge, one of the longest freestanding suspension bridges in the world. His second retirement led to ten years of RV travel around the U.S. and Canada with wife and grandchildren in tow, Little League games, dance and piano recitals, football games, casino trips, and family time on Caney Creek.

Andy is preceded in death by his parents Florence and Anders Gunnar Anderson, brother Carl Anderson and special cousin Mary J. Anderson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Nelda Kelly Anderson; son Mark and wife Lisa; daughter Karen Anderson Duncan; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Haley and Jack Anderson. The loss of this remarkable man will be shared by many.

A memorial service will be held on July 29th, 11:00am at Westbury Methodist Church, 5200 Willowbend (@ Bellfort), Houston, Texas 77096. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Texas A&M general fund, 401 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Folks Saddened By Sudden Passing of Mr. A. Anderson

By Mrs. Mary Ann Roe

Buckeye-Wilson Creek Reporter

 

Today our community is grieved by the sudden passing of our neighbor, Andrew Anderson, who died at his home Sunday morning. Mr. Anderson had been a Buckeye resident for many years and will be missed by us all. To his widow, Mrs. Kristine Anderson, goes our heartfelt sympathy in this hour of utmost sacrifice and trial.


The Matagorda County Tribune, February 4, 1954

 

Funeral Rites Held For Andrew Anderson, Resident of Buckeye

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the chapel at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home for Andrew Anderson of Buckeye, long-time resident of Matagorda County. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery.

 

Mr. Anderson passed away at his home Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock.

 

He had been a resident of Buckeye for many years and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was 78 years old.

 

During the past eight months or more, Mr. Anderson had been ill and was confined to his bed most of the time.

 

During his youth and middle years, he worked for the Pierce Ranch and later was in rice farming.

 

His survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Lyle Dunbar of Houston; one son, Sidney Anderson of Luling; two sisters, Mrs. May Loustone of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Mrs.  J. E. Kaufman of Stuttgart, Arkansas.

 

Four grandchildren, A. J. Thompson of Limon, Colorado, Sidney Anderson Jr. of the U. S. Navy, Barbara Ann Anderson and Otis Anderson of Luling; one great-grandson, John Thompson of Limon, Colorado.

 

Pallbearers were John Hahn, J. D. Roe, Harry Dawdy, Alfred Kopecky, Victor Michon, and Gayle McKissick.

 

The Bay City News, February 4, 1954

 


Edwin Anderson Dies After Short Illness

Edwin Calhoun Anderson, 71 years of age, 1400 Eighth St., died early Saturday evening in Matagorda General Hospital following a short illness.

A Matagorda County resident for 54 years, he was for many years a rural mail carrier, tax assessor and collector for the city of Bay City, life-long member of the Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion, Veteran of World War I, and was engaged in the insurance business as an accountant.

His late wife, Mary Dwyer Anderson, preceded him in death three weeks ago.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 a. m. in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wm. B. Williams, minister of the church, officiating. Burial was made in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of the Bay City Funeral Home.

Survivors include his son, Edwin Carl Anderson of Matagorda; two brothers, R. Lee Anderson and Conrad Anderson, both of Bay City; two sisters, Mrs. Birdie Siebenmann of San Antonio and Mrs. D. A. Einkauf of Bay City and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers are D. F. Wigginton, Clyde Estlinbaum, A. G. Dunn?, Jr. Robert Anderson, Tom Anderson, L.? W. Bond.

The Daily Tribune, Monday, July 27, 1964                                                                                            Mary D. Anderson


 


Mrs. T. F. Anderson
 

The death angel knocked at the door of Mr. T. F. Anderson at 6:30 on the morning of March 6, and called for his dear companion, Mrs. Francis Reaves Anderson. Mrs. Anderson, first stricken with influenza then developing pneumonia, had been seriously ill for several days. The skill of the physician, faithful attendance of the trained nurse and the prayers of earnest Christians failed in the attempt to restore her to health. It seems that the Lord willed to take her home.

 

Sister Anderson was 33 years old. At the age of 14 she was converted, after which she joined the Baptist Church in which she lived a consecrated Christian life until the day of her death. She was loyal to the Word and faithful to attend the Sunday School, B. Y. P. U. and W. M. U., as well as the regular preaching services of the church. As a wife and mother she was devoted to her family and home. She sought earnestly, to bring her children up in the admonition of the Lord. Sister Anderson was patient in her suffering which at times was very intense. She complained very little, but maintained a sweet disposition until God took her. She requested her friends and loved ones not to weep for her and exclaimed, “No one but me and my Lord knows how happy I am.” “Do you hear that music? What wonderfully sweet music.”

 

Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. As the funeral procession entered, Mr. Reynolds played “Rock of Ages” on the marimba. The choir then sang a beautiful hymn and Dr. Early lead in prayer. The pastor, W. M. Joslin, read from Revelation 21:1-4 and 21:22-27, and spoke with reference to the land to which our sister in Christ has departed. The services were then concluded by choir singing, “Nearer My God to Thee,” accompanied by the marimba.

 

Sister Anderson is survived by her devoted husband, Brother T. F. Anderson; two sons, Herbert and Travis; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. E. Reaves; four sisters, Mrs. Harril Heard, Mrs. Icie Barrett, Ophelia Reaves and Gwindalin Reaves; three brothers, Elom Reaves, Daward Reaves and Lee Reaves.

 

To know Sister Anderson was to love her. The church has given up one of its best members. But, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit that they shall rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.”

 

Matagorda County Tribune, March 9 & 16, 1923

 


George W. Anderson

 

George W. Anderson, who passed away at his home in Palacios Thursday evening, Sept. 3, was born at Elizabethtown, Ind., on June 11, 1845.

 

At the beginning of the Civil War, he, with four of his brothers, enlisted with the Sixth Indiana Regiment and served throughout the war. After the war he was married to Miss Julia Carley and to this union were born three children. Mrs. Anderson died at their home here, Nov. 9, 1928.
 

Mr. Anderson, with his family, lived in Indiana until 1890, when they moved to Kansas. Twenty years later he moved to Texas and settled on a farm near Dunbar. Five years ago he moved to Palacios, where he spent his last days.

 

While a young man, Mr. Anderson obeyed the Christ and worshipped with the Christian Church at West Port, Ind., and throughout his life he has been an ardent and devoted servant of his Master.

 

He is survived by one sister, who lives in Indiana, a son, Fred Anderson and a daughter, Mrs. S. B. Lee, both of Palacios, besides a multitude of friends, who will miss him as he took his long walk every day or sat and talked with some of his associates.

 

Burial was made in the Hawley Cemetery east of Blessing on Friday afternoon, with services conducted by Rev. C. F. Conner.

 

Mr. Anderson was well passed the four score milestone of an earthly career and had lived a life of habits and deeds that leaves an influence not soon forgotten.

 

THE PALACIOS BEACON, September 10, 1931

 


Grace Ashcraft Anderson
(November 25, 1932 - November 11, 2005)

Grace Ashcraft Anderson, 72, of Van Vleck, passed away Friday, November 11, 2005 in Sugarland, TX. She was born November 25, 1932 in Matagorda County to John W. Ashcraft and Anne Mary Reinke Ashcraft. She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Bay City.

She is survived by her husband: W. O. “Buddy” Anderson of Van Vleck; her daughters: Terry Weathers & husband Craig of Sugarland and Cheryl Bullock & husband Terral of Mont Belvieu; her son: Mike Anderson & wife Penney of La Marque; her sisters: Maxine Gibson and Irene Lehmann of Bay City and Mary Elizabeth McMinn of Dallas: her brothers: Wyatt and Clyde Ashcraft of Van Vleck; by 7 grandchildren: Jason & Frank Weathers, Amanda, Lora, & Joshua Bullock, Taggart Anderson and Gena Anderson Wilkes: and by 1 great grandchild: Micayla Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Anne Mary Ashcraft and by her brother, Wade Ashcraft.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, November 14, 2005 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Bay City with Rev. Sam Starks officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


J. E. Anderson

 

Mr. J. E. Anderson, age 85, passed away Monday night at his home in Rosenberg, after a short illness. Funeral services will be held here Wednesday morning at 10:00 o’clock with interment at Willis, Texas, Wednesday afternoon.

 

Mr. Anderson is survived by two brothers, Mr. R. F. Anderson of Bay City and Mr. Will Anderson of Conroe. One daughter, Mrs. Ed Duncan of Sweeny, three sons, Mr. Will Anderson of Bay City, Mr. Tom Anderson of Rosenberg, and Mr. E. A. Anderson of Uvalde.

 

The Daily Tribune, September 20, 1938

 


Jason Anderson
(November 22, 1974 - April 20, 2010)

Jason Anderson, 35, of Midfield died Tuesday, April 20, in the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon explosion. Jason was a toolpusher on the DWH and a member of the Midfield Community Church. Jason was born November 22, 1974, to Billy Fred Anderson and Darlene Wratislaw White in Freeport, Texas. He was their first-born son and second child. He was the baby brother of Stephanie Kathleen. Following graduation from Tidehaven High School in 1994, Jason attended Wharton County Junior College. Jason is preceded in death by his grandparents, Rudy and Tilly Wratislaw and Vance and Jean Smith, and also by his sister, Stephanie Kathleen Anderson. Recently, his great-grandmother-in-law, Ann Adams “BomBom” also passed away. The ten other members of his crew should also be mentioned. Jason only worked with the best, Steve Curtis, Dewey Revette, Don Clark, Gordon Jones, Dale Burkeen, Wyatt Kemp, Shane Roshto, Karl Kleppinger, and Blair Manuel. Jason is survived by: his wife of nearly eight years, Shelley; daughter, Lacy; and son, Ryver; his parents, Billy and Marla Anderson of Palacios, John and Darlene White of Garland; and brother, Jacob Ryne of Garland. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Suzan Thompson of Bay City; grandmother-in-law, Martha Lacy of Bay City; two fathers-in-law, Larry Fitzpatrick of El Campo and Don Simons of Matagorda; two step-brothers, Cody Barrow of Stephenville, and Justin Barrow and fiancé Crystal of Austin; his brother-in-law Bubba Simons and wife Tara of Selkirk; two nieces Madison Simons of Markham and Kinsley Simons of Selkirk; and his best friend in the whole world, Russell Hicks and wife Brandy of Matagorda. Jason had many close friends who were like brothers to him who will serve as honorary pallbearers. They include Jeff Stewart, Scott Brightwell, Tiler Curtner, Ryan Klekar, Toby Dennis, and Russell Peterson. Russell Hicks, Bubba Simons, and brothers Justin Barrow, Cody Barrow, and Jacob Ryne will also serve as honorary pallbearers. A memorial service for Jason will be held on May 22, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Bay City where he and Shelley were married. Service will begin at 2 p.m. with Reverend Clyde Grier officiating. Donations may be made to the “Shelley Anderson Benefit Fund” at Prosperity Bank at 1600 Seventh Street, Bay City, Texas 77414. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net or www.deepwaterhorizoncondolences.com.

Photos courtesy of Shelley Anderson



 



 


Jeanette C. Anderson
(October 20, 1925 - February 14, 2007)

Jeanette C. Anderson, 81, of Bay City passed away February 14, 2007. She was born October 20, 1925 in Austin County, Texas to the late Fritz and Lydia Heitman Henske. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and a former longtime employee of The Strawberry Patch in Bay City.

Survivors include daughter Debbie Frick of Bay City; grandchildren Nora Gardner, Jonathon Frick, Brent Anderson, Blake Anderson and Cody Anderson; great grandchildren Hannah Gardner, Nathaniel Gardner and Maverick Anderson. She also leaves behind her beloved Poodle, Muffin. She was preceded in death by her son Winston Eugene Anderson and brothers Fred Henske and J. D. Henske.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 17, 2007 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Eric Klimpel officiating. Pallbearers include Jerry Henske, Mike Henske, Mark Henske, Jonathon Frick, Blake Anderson and Cody Anderson. Honorary pallbearers include her friends and co-workers from Tett’s Jewelers and The Strawberry Patch. Memorials may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church Altar Guild. The family will greet friends from 6PM-8PM Friday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Jeanne LeTulle Anderson
October 22, 1914 - May 12, 2009

Jeanne LeTulle Anderson, 94, recently of Spicewood, Texas was a long time resident of Bay City, Texas. She was married to Robert F. Anderson for 60 years prior to his death in Bay City in 1999. She was a wonderful gardener, an avid reader, a loving mother and grandmother with an incredibly positive attitude, generosity of spirit, and love for life and people.

In her teens, she attended Austin High School and graduated from Bay City High School In her twenties, she lived near the capital in Austin and loved working, taking dictation for the Texas Senators and Representatives. She attended UT and Baylor.

She is survived by: two sisters, Juanita Matthes of Bay City and Ida Taylor of Rockport; her daughter, Jeanne Harrington of Spicewood; her grandson, Marc Harrington; and great grandchildren, Kalynn and Garrett Harrington of Malibu, California. She is also survived by: her step grandchildren, Megan Bass and Timothy Harrington of Austin and great grandchildren Shannon, Davis and Lanham Bass, and many relatives and friends.

There will be no memorial service at this time. Please celebrate her life this week by sharing your favorite memories of her with your friends and families. At a later date, the family will be gathering to honor her in Spicewood at her daughter's home.

Bay City Tribune, Published May 19, 2009
 


ANDERSON, KRISTINE

Mrs. Kristine Anderson, 94, of Buckeye, died at the Huber Manor Nursing Home in Beeville March 12, 1976. She was born Sept. 20, 1881 in Sweden. Survivors include one son, Sidney A. Anderson, Sr. of Luling; two sisters, Mrs. John Zoll of Kansas City, Mo. and Mrs. Gladys Exirson of Kingfisher, Okla., one brother Andrew Exirson of Marysville, Calif; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Taylor Brothers Chapel March 13. The Rev. Joe Ramsey and the Rev. R. E. Black officiated. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Emil and Victor Mitchon, Harry Dawdy, Gayle McKissick, J. D. Rose and E. F. Mavra. Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Matagorda County, Texas
 



Mrs. Lucille F. Anderson

Mrs. Lucille F. Anderson, wife of the late R. Lee Anderson of Bay City, died at the age of 84, in the Matagorda House in Bay City, March 10, 1977. She was born Aug. 20, 1892 in Liberty County, Tx. Survivors include sons, Robert and Tom of Bay City; Roy Lee of New Delhi, India; daughter, Mrs. Pearl Friday of Bay City and Mrs. May Belle Harper of McGehee, Ark; brothers, Tom Lowe of Orange and Pat C. Lowe of Dayton; sisters, Mrs. Lilyan Moore of Silsbee and Mrs. Alice Sherrill of Houston; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. W. D. Baker officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, March 10, 1977

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Funeral Services For Mrs. R. F. Anderson Held Here Thursday

 

Funeral services for Mrs. R. F. [Margaret Hardy] Anderson were held last Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. M. A. Marshall officiating.

 

Mrs. Anderson passed away in an Austin after an illness of several months.

 

Pall bearers were Robert, Tom, Roy Lee, and Justice Anderson, Billy Einkauf, and Billie Scott, all granchildren.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. Y. Scott of Conroe, Mrs. P. J. Siebenmann of San Antonio, and Mrs. D. A. Einkauf of Bay City; three sons, Lee, Eddie, and Connie Anderson of Bay City; a brother, G. P. Hardy, Sr. of Bay City; a sister, Mrs. Frank Horn of Bay City; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Matchett-Newman Funeral Home was in charge.

 

Matagorda County Tribune, September, 16, 1948

 


Funeral services for Mary Lee "Mae Martin" Anderson, 88, of Cedar Lane, will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at St. Mark Baptist Church, Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Herbert Hawkins, Jr. eulogist. Burial will follow at the Bell Bottom Community Cemetery, Cedar Lane. Visitation will be Tuesday until 9 p.m. in the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

She was born in Cedar Lane, Texas, Saturday, January 6, 1912, to Jessie Martin and Bertha Bell Martin, and passed away Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Seabreeze Healthcare Center of Bay City.

Survivors include a daughter, Maresa Parks of Cedar Lane; three grandchildren Lillian White of Missouri City, Tamara and Eric; one great-grandchild Kailyn; two foster daughters Erma Jean Sidney and Lottie Mack; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who were blessd in sharing her earthly living.

Active pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Honorary pallbearers will include Elijah Barefield, Ronnie Cathey, Royal Fletcher, Joseph Porter, Roger Porter and Lewis Williams.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, July 18, 2000
 


Mary Margaret Anderson

 

Mary Margaret Anderson, age 81, of Bay City, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in a Wharton hospital following an extended illness. She was born on Jan. 13, 1919 in Estherville, Iowa, the daughter of Sam and Emma Okeltree Rossman.

 

Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and a 20-year resident of Bay City. She married Roy Lee Anderson on May 1, 1942, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was Protestant by faith.

 

Following cremation, private memorial services will be held at a later date. Survivors include: husband, Roy Anderson of Bay City; daughter, Darlene Howell of Nantuckett, Mass.; son, Daniel Lee Anderson of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Pauline George of Panora, Iowa, Donna Gustafson of St. Paul, Minn., and Ruth Follett of Osseo, Minn.; three grandchildren, Park Anderson Howell, Stephen Howell and Jon Howell.

 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home. A00011A2000AG22

 

The Daily Tribune, August 22, 2000

 


R. F. Anderson Dies Suddenly Monday Afternoon
Justice of Peace Here Succumbs At Wheel of His Car

Mr. Robert Fulton Anderson, 76 years, 7 months and 8 days died suddenly Monday afternoon at 5:30 while driving his car home from his office. He evidently realized something was gravely wrong and must have been able to bring his car to a stop because when he was found the car was off to the side of the road on Second Street between Avenue F. and Avenue G. He had slumped over the steering wheel as if he had quietly gone to an everlasting sleep.

Judge Anderson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Lee Anderson, three daughters, Mrs. W. Y. Scott of Vann Horn, Texas, Mrs. D. A. Einkauf of Bay City and Mrs. Paul Seibenmann of San Antonio; three sons, Robert Lee, Edwin C., and Conrad R., all of Bay City and one brother, W. J. Anderson of Willis, Texas.

Funeral services, under the direction of Taylor Bros., will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist Church with Reverend J. T. Draper officiating. Active pallbearers will be Roland Rugeley, M. L. Hale, H. A. Blaylock, Johnnie Harmer, Guy Barnett and J. A. Peters. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Judge Anderson, a resident of Bay City for 35 years, was formerly in the grocery business here. He served as precinct chairman for many years and was justice of the peace of this precinct at the time of his death. A member of the Baptist Church and a devout Christian, Mr. Anderson was active in affairs of the church and city and county. He was a man of strong convictions and the church influence he guardedly carried into his home and into the lives of his children. He was unselfish in his devotion to affairs of the church and city and took a decided interest in both, especially in his younger life.

His death is a distinct shock to the hundreds of friends he had closely formed in his associations in this section, as he had been enjoying unusual good health despite his near four score years.

The Tribune joins the great host of friends of the family in extending sympathy.

The Daily Tribune, November 24, 1942
 


William N. “Bill” Anderson

W. N. “Bill” Anderson, 89, of Bay City died July 22 in the Matagorda General Hospital. He worked for Sisk Hardware for 19 years, Anderson Grocery, and prior to his retirement he worked at LeTulle Mercantile. Survivors include: widow, Phebe Anderson of Bay City; daughters, Mrs. Beth Duncan and Mrs. Wilma Bradshaw of Angleton, and Mrs. Edna Bethel of Pacific Grove, California; brother Tom Anderson of Rosenberg; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel July 24, Thursday, 11 a. m. with Rev. W. D. Baker of the First Baptist Church. Interment service will be held in the Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Service under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, July 23, 1975
 


W. O. "Buddy" Anderson
(March 24, 1931 - December 3, 2006)

W. O. “Buddy” Anderson, 75 of Van Vleck passed away Sunday, December 3, 2006 at his home. He was born March 24, 1931 in Pelly, TX to Ruben Ransley Anderson and Elnora Frank Anderson. He was a retired Tech Foreman from Exxon and a member of Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge # 321 A.F. & A. M.

He is survived by his daughters: Terry Weathers and husband Craig of Sugar Land and Cheryl Bullock and husband Terral of Baytown; by his son: Mike Anderson and wife Penny of La Marque; his sister: Juanita Joines of Thompson; and a brother: Preston Anderson of Bay City. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jason & Frank Weathers, Amanda Johnston, Lora & Joshua Bullock, Taggart Anderson and Gena Wilkes; and by his great-grandchildren: Micayla Anderson, Hannah Anderson, Benjamin Weathers and Natalie Johnston. He was preceded in death by his wife: Grace Ashcraft Anderson; his parents: Ruben R. & Elnora Anderson and his sister: Reba Brown.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Don Story officiating. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. Masonic Graveside services will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Frank Weathers, Jason Weathers, Taggart Anderson, Joshua Bullock, Gayle Brown and Allan Brown.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Edward M. Andis Taken in Death

Mr. Edward M. Andis, 80, died at the Matagorda General Hospital this morning at 2:30.

He is survived by one daughter, Lillie Mae Andis of Houston.

[Services are] today at 3 o’clock from the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. W. W. Conerly, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Cedarvale Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, November 13, 1953
 


Betty Sue Andrews-Alameda
(May 10, 1958 - October 6, 2010)

Betty Sue Andrews – Alameda, 52, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Houston, TX. She was born May 10, 1958 in Sealy, TX to the late John and Rafaela Gomez Andrews. She was a lifelong resident of Bay City and attended Turning Point Church.

She is survived by her daughters: Lorena Alameda and Crystal Salazar of Bay City; her sons: Alex Cuna, Edward Anthony Wilhite, Julian Alameda of Bay City and Angel Alameda of Los Angeles, CA; her sisters: Josephine Coble of Pasadena, Manuelita Garza, Margareta Cardoso an Mary Alameda of Bay City; a brother: Joe Andrews of Bay City; and grandchildren: Leslie and Kaylen Castaneda of Bay City.

A Prayer service will be held at 7:30 PM Monday, October 11, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Turning Point Church with Rev. Hill Winfrey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX. (www.taylorbros.net).

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 10, 2010
 


Felix Ansaldua
(July 11, 1949 - February 21, 2011)

Felix Ansaldua, 61, of Bay City Passed away Monday, February 21, 2011. He was born July 11, 1949 in Yoakum, TX to Alfanso Ansaldua and Sipriana Vasquez Ansaldua. He was a long time resident of Matagorda County, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam era.

He is survived by his mother: Sipriana Beltran; a daughter: Josie Samantha Ansaldua; son: Joe Felix Ansaldua and wife Sherri; 3 sisters: Sylvia Beltran, Valerie Ansaldua Rangel, and Sipriana Garcia; 3 brothers: Lawrence Beltran, Augustine Beltran Jr., and Edmund Beltran; and 1 granddaughter: Madalyn Rose Ansaldua. He was preceded in death by his wife: Delia Ansaldua; his father: Alfanso Ansaldua; his stepfather: Augustine Beltran, Sr; and by a brother: Frank Ansaldua.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 25, 2011, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck with Bishop Chris Bishoff officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the US Marine Corp.

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Frank Ansley

Houston Chronicle last night carried the following death notice.

Frank Ansley, aged 6 years, died at a local sanitarium late Saturday night. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Ansley. The body will be sent to El Campo, Texas, by the Houston Undertaking Company.--Cuero Record

Mr. Ansley at one time lived at Blessing and later worked in the Tribune office. Our sympathies are offered.

Matagorda County Tribune, April 30, 1920

Hawley Cemetery
 


I. H. Ansley

 

I. H. Ansley, an old resident of this city, died at Blessing August 14, after an illness of four weeks from gastritis.

 

He was almost 65 years of age and had lived in this section for several years.

 

El Campo Citizen

Reprinted in the Matagorda County Tribune, September 1, 1915


Hawley Cemetery

 


Funeral Services for Mrs. Ansley
 

Mrs. Mary Frances Ansley, 83 years, 11 months, 13 days, passed away at the family residence in Blessing, Wednesday afternoon by 4:15. Mrs. Ansley is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William Metzger, Corpus Christi, Mrs. Jesse Carlton, Louise, Texas, Mrs. Ruby Bowers, Blessing, and one son, Hal Ansley of Bay City.

 

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

 

Burial was in Hawley Cemetery. Taylor Brothers were in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

The Matagorda County Tribune, February 1, 1940

 


Mrs. Ansley is Victim of Auto Accident Last Night

 

Mrs. Willie Louise Ansley, age 35 years, 11 months and 29 days, died Wednesday night following injuries received in an automobile accident at the El Maton junction on Highway 35.

 

Mrs. Ansley is survived by her husband Hal Ansley, her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Batsell of Talpa, Tex. and two daughters Misses Katherine Ray of Blessing and Miss Dorothy Ray of Talpa.

 

Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet, pending arrival of relatives. Taylor Bros. will be in charge.

 

The Daily Tribune, November 21, 1940

 

Funeral Services For Mrs. Hal Ansley To Be Held Friday

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Louise Ansley, age 35 years, who died from injuries received in an automobile accident Wednesday night, were held Friday at 3 p. m.

 

Surviving Mrs. Ansley are her husband, Mr. Hal Ansley of Blessing, two daughters, Miss Katherine Ray of Blessing and Miss Dorothy Ray of Talpa, Texas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Batsell of Talpa, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. L. W. Gassiott of Velera, Texas.

 

Services were held at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Davis officiating. Burial in the Hawley Cemetery, with Taylor Bros. in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, November 22, 1940

 


AOUGHSTEN, EDWARD W.

Edward W. Aoughsten, 85, of Palacios, died Thursday at Wagner General Hospital. He was a resident of Palacios for 46 years and was well known for his skilled craft of making and repairing fishing nets by hand. Before retirement, he worked as a commercial fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Mamie Aoughsten of Palacios, one daughter, Wilma Joyce O'Connor of Galveston; sons Edward D. Aoughsten and and John H. Aoughsten of Palacios, one sister, Mable Devoti of Galveston; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Cadwallader officiating. Interment was at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Arrangements under the directon of Taylor Brothers Palacios Funeral Home.

(Born August 2, 1892, Died February 12, 1978)

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Matagorda County, Texas
 


Johnny Aoughsten
 

Funeral services for Johnny Aoughsten, 59, of Palacios will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Palacios Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Herbert Wilke officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

 

Mr. Aoughsten was born May 24, 1927, in Galveston to Edward Wensel and Mamie A. Baker Aoughsten and died at 10:45 a. m. Feb. 12, 1987, in Galveston.

 

A resident of Palacios since 1932, he was a member of VFW Post 2467 in Palacios and the Episcopal church.

 

Survivors include two sons, Edward D. Aoughsten of Palacios and John Harry Aoughsten of Palacios; a daughter, Wilma Joyce O'Conner of Galveston; three sisters, Bertha Simmons of Arcadia, Texas, Sophia Reid and Gertrude Sealy, both of Galveston; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

 

The Daily Tribune, February 1987

 


Mamie B. Aoughsten
 

Funeral services for Mamie B. Aoughsten, 81, of Palacios will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Herbert Wilke officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

 

Mrs. Aoughsten was born Jan. 22, 1906, in Galveston to Joseph and Mary M. Gardner Baker and died Jan. 26, 1987 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.

 

Survivors include five daughters, Illa Jalufka of El Campo, Martha Seaman of Bayou LaBatre, Ala., Wanda Gonzales and Dottie Epperson, both of Galveston, and Tammy Aoughsten of Dallas; a sister, Wilma Joyce O'Conner of Galveston; a brother, Edward Aoughsten of Palacios; five grandsons; and three granddaughters.

 

Pallbearers include Wensel Aoughsten, Joseph Aoughsten, Carl O'Conner Jr., George Sealy, Kenneth Sealy and Albert Sealy Jr.

 

Honorary pallbearers include Robert Wayne O'Conner and Johnny Auzston.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

 

The Daily Tribune, January 1987

 


Donna Lara Aragon
(September 17, 1970 - July 20, 2007)

Donna Frances Lara Aragon, 36, of Dickinson, TX passed away July 20, 2007. She was born September 17, 1970 in Bay City, TX to Emilio & Josephine Cuellar Lara.

Survivors include her mother Josephine Lara of Blessing; sons Alejandro Aragon & Emilio Aragon both of San Leon; sister Lora Metcalf & husband Chuck of Rochelle, IL; brothers Jesus Lara of Bacliff, Adrian Lara & wife Adela of Midfield, Rojelio Lara & wife Kacie of Bacliff, Mario Lara of Bacliff, Eugene Lara & wife Joanie of Marion, IL, Tomaz Lara & wife Marisol of Marion, IL; twenty nieces & nephews and a number of aunts, uncles & cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother Arturo Lara.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Monday, July 23, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Charles Dowomoh officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing. Her brothers and brother-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

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Guillermo Aragon
(June 25, 1917 - May 16, 2009)

Guillermo Aragon, 91, of Bay City passed away May 16, 2009. He was born June 25, 1917 in Guatemala City, Guatemala to the late Gabriel Solaris & Juana Camey Aragon. He was a longtime Minister of the Gospel.

Survivors include his wife Luz Maria Portilla Aragon of Bay City; daughter Maggie Biggerstaff & husband Buddy of Bay City; sons Jorge G. Aragon & wife Adelina of Bay City & Roberto Aragon & wife Edith of Bay City; sister Rosa Flores of Guatemala City; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. His son Jose Guillermo Aragon preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held 6:30 PM Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Janie Robles officiating. Private interment services will be held at a later date.

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Levi Archie

Funeral services for Levi Archie, 75, of Cedar Lane, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003, at First Berean Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Murray Griggs, Sr. as eulogist. Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Archie was born in Cedar Lane, Texas, Saturday, March 17, 1928, to Rebecca Moore and Curry Archie, and passed away Friday, June 6, 2003, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Survivors include two children, Levi Moore and Linda Moore of Cedar Lane, and one brother, John Walker and (Christine) of Bay City; two aunts, Elease Moore and Cody Harkless of Bay City; several nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, other relatives and friends who knew him as “L. V.”

Active pallbearers will be Herman Edison, J. D. Gatson, Joseph George, Roosevelt George, Joseph Porter and Benjamin Surrell.

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

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, June 11, 2003
 


Antonia Rodriguez Arias
(November 27, 1941 - June 22, 2007)

Antonia passed away June 22, 2007 at her residence in Bay City, Texas.

She was born November 27, 1941, in Lubbock, Texas, to the late Leonard F. and Francis S. Rodriguez. The eldest of eight children.

Antonia was preceded in death by: her beloved husband of almost 40 years, Pedro (Pete) B. Arias, Sr.; her son, Pedro (Pete) B. Arias Jr., and brothers, Leonard F. Rodriguez, Jr. and Vince Rodriguez, and step-grandson, Marcus E. Snead.

She is survived by: two daughters, Dora L. Snead (Kenneth) of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Linda L. Arias of Bay City, Texas; daughter-in-law, Sandra G. Arias of Bay City, Texas; three granddaughters, D. Nikole Seals, Krystal N. Snead and Kiyah M. Snead all of Raleigh, North Carolina; five grandsons, Kenneth W. Snead, Jr., Mykal T. Snead both of Raleigh, North Carolina, Andrew J. Garcia, Jason B. Arias and Vincent M. Arias all of East Bernard, Texas; four sisters, Gloria Trevino, Martha Rodriguez Thacker, Olga Rodriguez Cossin of Van Vleck, Texas, Jovita Rodriguez of Huntsville, Texas; one one brother, Elias Rodriguez of Bay Cliff, Texas, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. (979) 245-4613

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site                                 Picture courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Pedro B. Arias, Jr.
(October 22, 1968 - January 31, 2007)

Pedro B. Arias, Jr., 38 of Bay City, Texas died Wednesday, January 31, 2007. He was born October 22, 1968, in Bay City to the late Pedro B. Arias, Sr. And Antonio Rodriguez Arias. He is survived by wife; Sandra Arias of Bay City, Sons; Jason and Vincent Arias and Andrew Garcia all of Bay City. Mother; Antonio of Bay City, sisters; Dora Sneed of NC and Linda Arias of Bay City. Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home . Mass will be held at 2:00 PM Monday Feb. 5, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Arrangement by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home 979 245 4613

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site

Picture courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Robert Arias, Sr. - Cedarvale Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Gloria Harvey Arledge
(March 3, 1925 - May 6, 2009)

Gloria Smith Harvey Arledge, a native of Bay City, TX was born March 3, 1925. She completed her earthbound journey and went to be with her savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

Gloria was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and devoted nurse. She was a high school graduate from Bay City High School and went on to graduate from Houston Nursing School earning her RN License. After nursing school she began her career as a registered nurse at Matagorda General, Eventually becoming head surgical nurse. Many years later Gloria went to work as school nurse for the Bay City Independent School District, where she eventually retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Bessie Smith; brother, Jimmy Smith; husband Don Harvey; and life long friend Becky Avriett.

Gloria left behind love in the hearts of her children, son, Wayne & his wife Terri Harvey of Huntsville, daughters Ann Fondon & husband Curtis of Angleton and Lynne Bradley of Seabrook; sisters, Anita Senkyrik of Cedar Lane, Jayne Kelly of Sweeny & Jean Ann Tatum of Wadsworth. Also left missing her are her grandchildren Robert Harvey & wife Jennifer, Dennis Harvey & wife Leslie, Stephanie Bullard & husband Jason, Stuart Fondon & wife Kellie, Jonathon Pavlovsky & wife Leanne, Duane Pavlovsky & wife Erika, Kara Rice & husband Brad as well as 11 great grandchildren and a multitude of nieces & nephews; step-children Sue Brown & husband Brian of Georgia, Dana Arledge & wife Valerie of Michigan & Donald Arledge & wife Sharon of Michigan & a number of step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

A visitation will begin at 10:30 AM Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Pastor Dana Arledge officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Robert Harvey, Mark Senkyrik, Stuart Fondon, Curtis Fondon, Jason Bullard & Brad Rice. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Dean Armstrong

 

Private graveside services will be held for Dean Armstrong, 83, of Bay City at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

 

Mr. Armstrong was born April 30, 1906, in Searey, Ark., to John Gilbert and Nancy Louellen Alford Armstrong and died May 27, 1989, at Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston.

 

Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Pharr of Kingsville, Jean Willard of Oklahoma and Norma Jewell of Irving; two sons, Charlie Doyle Armstrong of Texas and John Armstrong of Denton; and two brothers, Leslie Armstrong of Houston and Ray Armstrong of Massachusetts.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

 

The Daily Tribune, May, 1989

 

Goldia Edith Armstrong, 67, died Tuesday March 28, 2000 in Bay City. She was born Dec. 26, 1932 in Davis County, Iowa to Paul Ernest and Nona Mae Wilson Roberts.

She is survived by: her loving husband, Martin Diethelm Armstrong whom she married Jan. 28, 1950; daughters, Pamela Jean Armstrong of Midfield and Linda Lea and her husband Phillip Fisher of Bay City; sons, Robert Marin Armstrong and his wife Katherine of Kerany, Mo. and Richard Allen Armstrong of Bay City; sisters, Gladys, Wanda, Linda and Eva; brother, Roy Roberts; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; devoted friends, Bob and Anna Berger; and many others.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2000 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Brent Ethington officiating. Interment will follow at Cedavale Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, 31 Mar 2000
 


Joyce (Elder) Heinroth Armstrong
(September 27, 1926 - November 6, 2005)

Joyce Heinroth Armstrong, 79, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2005. She was born September 7, 1926 in Baytown, TX to Ham Lee Elder and Cordella Mae Currier Elder. Formerly of Channelview, she was a resident of Bay City since 1990 and a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband: Martin D. Armstrong of Bay City; by her daughter: Celine Krenek & husband B.J. of Bay City; her son: Albert Walter Heinroth II & wife Elizabeth Lynn of San Marcos; by a brother: Tommy Joe Elder of Conroe; and by her grandchildren: Chadley Scott Krenek, Shelley Rene Krenek, Erich Lloyd Heinroth and Lisa Elizabeth Kelso. She was preceded in death by her first husband: Albert Walker Heinroth.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Eric Klimpel officiating. Committal services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at the Chapel of the Chimes Mausoleum, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

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Debra Leigh Arnett
(February 27, 1954 - July 3, 2007)

Debra Leigh Arnett, 53 of Palacios, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007 in Bay City. She was born February 27, 1954 in Columbus, MS to Russell Franklin Yeager, Sr. and Hazel Leigh Martin Yeager. She was a resident of Palacios since 1996 and was an instructor at the Texas State Technical College in Palacios.

She is survived by her husband: Fred Janise of Palacios, TX; her sisters: Jennifer McComus of Port Lavaca, TX and Pat Yeager of Ohio; her brothers: Russell Yeager, Jr. of Port Lavaca, TX and David Yeager of Palacios, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents: Russell F. Yeager, Sr. and Hazel Leigh Yeager.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home in Palacios, TX with Rev. Don Kopecky officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Friendship Cemetery in Chickasaw County, MS under the direction of Houston Funeral Home in Houston, MS (662) 456-3411.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Debra with the American Cancer Society.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361) 972-2012.

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HORACE NEIL ARNOLD

Graveside services for Horace Neil Arnold, 93, of Palacios, Tx. and formerly of El Campo, Tx., were held April 23, 2010 at Palacios Cemetery under the auspices of Bay City Masonic Lodge #865 A.F. & A.M.

Mr. Arnold was born July 27, 1916 in Quanah, Tx. to the late Roscoe V. and Susan Templeton Arnold. He died April 19, 2010.

He worked for the FAA in management. He was a member of the Palacios Masonic Lodge #990 A.F. & A.M., Lions Club of Palacios and Tucumcari, NM, and Elks Lodge #1172 where he held many offices for each.

He is survived by his daughters Betty Mosier and husband Eddie of Elkhart, Tx., Mary Ann Sexton and husband Carlton, and Sue Peal of Corpus Christi; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Evelyn Lamphier Arnold, and brother Paul Templeton Arnold.

Arrangements were with Triska Funeral Home, El Campo. 979-543-3681

The Palacios Beacon, April, 2010
 


JANE MARIE ARNOLD
 

GEORGETOWN - Jane Marie Arnold, formerly of Palacios, was born March 27, 1948 to Calvin and Lorraine Orsak in Wharton. Following 18 months of battling an aggressive illness, she died on Thursday, March 29, 2007 in Georgetown.

Her memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. April 7, 2007 at Memorial Baptist Church, 1009 N. Wharton, El Campo.

Mrs. Arnold is survived by her mother, Lorraine Orsak of Rosenberg; two sisters, Wilma Russell, of Rosenberg, and Diana Thrash of Bay City; a brother, Danny Orsak of Sealy; three sons, Dennis Orsak of Arkansas, John Breithaupt of El Campo, Lawrence W. Arnold IV of Blessing; daughter, Lorie Lankford of Georgetown; her children's spouses; and eight grandchildren, Scott, Josh, Shelby, Kellina, Aubrie, Emily, Lawrence Arnold V, and Leah.

She was preceded in death by her father, Calvin; her sister, Carolyn; her niece Dondie; and her husband, Lawrence W. Arnold Jr.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 4/6/2007.
 


Kate L. Arnold - Cedarvale Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Sue Ann Arnold
(September 26, 1961 - September 28, 2005)

Sue Ann Arnold, 44, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2005. She was born September 26, 1961 in Bay City to Wilhelm Henry Arnold and Wanda Lynn Hairston Arnold. She was a life long resident of Bay City.

She is survived by her daughter: Erica Faye Cloud of West Columbia; her parents: W. H. “Sonny” Arnold of Bay City and Wanda Arnold of Van Vleck; and her brother: Bennie William Arnold of College Station.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 2005 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday, October 2, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dave Barclay. Pallbearers include Author Ray Arnold, Ben Arnold, James Arnold, Clyde Cloud, Gary Hairston and Robert Miller. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Wilhelm "Sonny" Arnold, Jr.
Nov. 18, 1937 - May 4, 2009

Wilhelm "Sonny" Arnold, Jr., 71, of Bay City, passed away Monday, May 4, 2009.

He was born November 18, 1937 in Bay City to Wilhelm H. Arnold Sr. and Catherine Loretta Jones Arnold. He was a lifelong resident of Bay City, a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bay City and retired route salesman for Frito Lay. He was an avid fisherman and gardener.

He is survived by: his son, Ben Arnold and wife Nina of College Station; his sister, Loretta Sue Crosby of Nashville, Tennessee; his brothers, Louis Glen Bubba Arnold of Houston, Robert D. "Booger" Arnold of Los Angeles, California, James Paul Skeeter Arnold of Bay City and Arthur Ozzie Arnold of Bay City; and by four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter: Sue Ann Arnold; and his parents, Catherine Jones and Wilhelm Arnold, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009 at St. Peter Lutheran of Bay City with the Rev. Jared Stillions officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Louis Arnold, James Arnold, Ben Arnold, Arthur Arnold, Johnny Wymack, and Robert Arnold. Honorary Pallbearer will be Loretta Sue Crosby.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published May 6, 2009
 


William A. Arnold - Cedarvale Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Lillian White Arrington

 

Funeral services for Lillian White Arrington, 80, of Bay City, are scheduled for 11 a. m. Thursday, March 16, 1995, at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Horace McMillan officiating. Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

Mrs. Arrington was born Jan. 11, 1915, in Charleston, Miss., to Odo Carl and Frances Ellen Crye White and passed away March 13, 1995 at the Sea Breeze Nursing Home in Bay City.

 

She was a resident of Deer Park for 56 years and a member of the Methodist church.

 

Survivors include two sons, Joe Holland Arrington of Center Point, and Richard Dawdy Arrington of Deer Park; two sisters, Marguerite White Dawdy and Emma White Dawdy, both of Bay City; a grandson Jack Dawdy Amet and several nieces and nephews.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home of Bay City.

 

The Daily Tribune, March 14, 1995

 

[Note: The obit, when printed in the newspaper, spelled the surname as Airrington.]

 


Rudy Arteaga

PALACIOS - Rudy Arteaga, 14, of Palacios, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2010. He was born on July 12, 1995 in Bay City to Dolores Bernal Altamira and Salvador Arteaga of Palacios. He was a 9th grade student at Palacios High School and a member of St. Anthony's de Padua Catholic Church.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Guadalupe Arteaga of Palacios; brothers, Salvador Luis Arteaga and Tony Arteaga, both of Palacios; cousin, Jose Arteaga Jr. of Palacios; many other cousins; grandparents, Ascension Gonzalez Arteaga and Aurelia Gonzalez Arteaga of San Bartolome, Guanajuato, Mexico, and Adolph Altamira of Palacios; aunt, Becky B. Herrera Buckley of Palacios; and uncles, Daniel (Rosie) Herrera Sr. of Palacios; Rudy (Christy) Herrera of Palacios; Andrew (Katy) Altamira of Mobile, Ala., Jesse Altamira of Palacios, and J. Ascension Arteaga of Palacios.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Amelia "Molly" Bernal Rocha, and his uncle, Reynaldo Herrera.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today, July 12, 2010, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church on the corner of 10th and Magnusson St. in Palacios.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, with Father Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios.

Pallbearers: Rudy Herrera, Daniel Herrera Jr., Jose Luís Arteaga Jr., Salvador Luis Arteaga, J. Ascension Arteaga, and Jose Luís Arteaga Sr.

Honorary pallbearer: Daniel Herrera Sr.

Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Published in Victoria Advocate on July 12, 2010
 


Willis Free Artis

Willis Free Artis, 63, of Blessing, died Dec. 18, 1976 at Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. He was born April 22, 1913 in Ohio. Survivors are Mrs. Gladys Artis of Blessing; two daughters, Mrs. Genita Chambliss and Mrs. Juanita Bounds of Houston; one son, James W. Hartfield of Houston; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held at 3 p. m. today at the Palacios Funeral chapel and will again be held at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Rev. A. J. Holster of Borger, Tx. will officiate. Burial will be in Richburg Cemetery in Richburg, Miss. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, Monday, December 20, 1976

[Note: There is a marker at Hawley Cemetery and the death certificate indicates that he was buried at Hawley.]
 

 

Robert James Ashby
Sept. 2, 1982 – Oct. 3, 2008


Robert James Ashby, 26, passed away Oct. 3, 2008.

He was born September 2, 1982 in Bay City to Joel Clifton Ashby and Rhonda Seifert.

He is survived by: his parents, Joel and Lori Ashby and Rhonda and Gary Hale all of Bay City; grandparents, Mary Ashby of Bay City, Glenda and J. B. Davenport of Matagorda, Henry Seifert of Bay City, and Charles Kress of Piqua, Kansas; great grandmother, Jane Burns of Tishamingo, Oklahoma; daughter, Victoria Anne Black of North Augusta, South Carolina; sister, Bria Cryer of Brazoria; brother, Turner Jay of New Braunfels and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Larry Joe Arnold, Brian Ashby, Tim Salley, Chad Cryer, Raul Segovia and Mike Barker.

Memorials may be made to the Matagorda County Women’s Crisis Center.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.
 

Bay City Tribune, Published October 8, 2008                                   Picture courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Clyde Ashcraft
(April 17, 1934 - April 10, 2006)

Clyde Ashcraft, 71, of Van Vleck passed away April 10, 2006. He was born April 17, 1934 in Live Oak, Texas to the late John Woodard and Annie Mary Ashcraft. He was a life long resident of Van Vleck where he farmed and ranched, a member of the Matagorda County Cattleman’s Association, past director of the Matagorda County Fair Association, drainage district director, past Van Vleck ISD board member, and past director of ASCS farm services.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Frances Ashcraft of Van Vleck; two daughters and a son-in-law Jan and Ruben Lopez of Van Vleck and Judy Langston of Van Vleck; son and daughter-in-law John and Fara Ashcraft of Bay City; grandchildren Jase Ashcraft of College Station, Matthew Ashcraft, Taylor Ashcraft and Ryan Ashcraft all of Bay City, Mariah Langston and Kate Langston both of Van Vleck; brother Wyatt Ashcraft of Van Vleck; and sisters Irene Lehmann and Maxine Gibson both of Bay City and Mary Elizabeth McMinn of Dallas. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant brother John Ashcraft; brother Wade Ashcraft; and sister Grace Anderson.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Rev. Craig Ashcraft and Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Scott Arbuckle, Joe Crain, Todd Keaton, Mike Pruitt, Dan Pustka and Paul Lowery. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Andel, B illy Bode, Kenneth Brune, Jock Cole, Mike David, Charles Fitzgerald, Leroy Keaton, Billy Mann, Tommy Phillips, Billy Penny, Danny Shindler, Jame Starks and Lee Weathers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association and Cattleman’s Association Fund, IBC Bank, PO Box 471, Bay City, TX 77404-0471

www.taylorbros.net                                                         Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Ephram J. Ashcraft & Nancy R. Ashcraft - Cedarvale Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Robert Kade Ashcraft

Mar. 3, 1986 - Mar 4, 1986

Roselawn Memorial Park

Picture courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


Wyatt Ashcraft
(March 1, 1925 - July 23, 2009)

Wyatt Ashcraft passed away July 23, 2009, in Bay City, Texas.

He was born March 1, 1925, to John Woodard & Annie Mary Reinke Ashcraft in the Liveoak community as their first born child and twin to brother, Wade. With the exception of his military service, he lived his entire lifetime in Matagorda County.

Wyatt was preceded in death by his beloved wife of almost 47 years, Sadie Calk Ashcraft and his twenty-three year old son, Wyatt Matthew Ashcraft. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his sounding board and closest friend, twin brother Wade, his dear brother Clyde and his precious sister Grace Ashcraft Anderson.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah and Rev. David Story of Van Vleck, and Dee and Michael Williams of Houston; one beloved grandson, Michael Patrick Williams of Dallas, four beloved great-grandchildren, Trent Braswell Williams, Ryan David Williams, Mary Loving Williams and Michael Patrick Williams, Jr., and three beloved sisters, Irene Lehman and Maxine Gibson of Bay City and Mary McMinn of Duncanville, Texas.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law Thomas and Lucille Calk, Evelyn and Eddie Hornaday, Katherine Green, Frances and Carolyn Ashcraft, his nieces and nephews, Craig, Corlis and John Ashcraft, Michael Anderson, Terry Weathers, Cheryl Bullock, Jan Lopez, Judy Langston, Eric, Hoyt & John Gibson, Gordon McMinn & Nora Schutt, Tranis, Clayton, Wade & Bobby Calk, Nancy Ducote, Brenda Honeycutt, Lois Mitchell, Marty McKnight, Kathy Louvier and John Green. His niece, Sandra Mulligan and nephew, Duke Green also preceded him in death.

Wyatt was “born again” at the First Pentecostal Church of Bay City on December 16, 1950 where he served many years as Sunday School Superintendent and board member. He loved and respected Rev. & Mrs. CM Becton as spiritual mentors and life-long friends. Wyatt was miraculously healed of cancer in 1964 and often shared his testimony of healing. He was a founder of Apostolic Pentecostal Church and served faithfully as a board member and worship leader until his illness. He served in the US Army, Service Command Unit during World War II, as the President of Interfaith Prayer Fellowship, an early model for interdenominational worship, on the Van Vleck ISD school board as member and President, as a caretaker and champion of the Van Vleck Community Center and as union steward at Phillips Petroleum Company in Old Ocean from which he retired after thirty five years of employment. Wyatt enjoyed Black Gospel and Southern Gospel music, acting as an election clerk, participating in Senior Day activities at the Matagorda County Fairground and “eatin’ meetins” at his church. He took pleasure in many close friendships at work, in church and in his community. His daughters are especially grateful to his sister-in-law Katherine Green, his cousin James Starks and dear friend Nikki Barker for their special attention and compassionate care over the past years.

The family will receive visitors from, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25th at 10:00 AM at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church and officiated by the Revs. CM Becton, Craig Ashcraft, David Story and Sam Starks. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Van Vleck where he will be laid to rest by Sadie and Matt.

Pallbearers are John Ashcraft, PT Bruner, Bobby Calk, Eric Gibson, John Green, Jay Hubbard, Gordon McMinn and James Starks. Memorials may be made to Wyatt’s favorite organizations, the Tupelo Children’s Mansion ( www.tcmm.org ), PO Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802 or the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Assoc., PO Box 1803, Bay City, TX 77404.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, July 26, 2009                                           Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 



 

Maurice "Pete" Ashworth

Feb. 15, 1937 - Feb. 25, 2002

Roselawn Memorial Park

Picture courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


Charles Huber Attaway
(July 8, 1918 - November 24, 2009)

Charles H. Attaway, 91, of Bay City, TX passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009. He was born July 8, 1918 in Carthage, TX to Alonzo Clifton Attaway and Opal Anderson Attaway. He was a former resident of Galveston, TX and Greenwood, LA. He was a retired Auditor from American National Insurance Co and US Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife: Ruth Pinachio Attaway of Bay City; his sisters: Dorothy Vaughan of Greenwood, LA and Peggy Connell of Bay City, TX; and his brother: William H. Attaway of Bulverde, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents Alonzo Clifton and Opal Anderson Attaway.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 29, 2009 at The United Methodist Church of Greenwood, Louisiana with Brother Chuck Vaughan officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood, Louisiana. Pallbearers will be his nephews: Brett Attaway, Pete Peters, Jeff Davidson, Mark Davidson, Aaron Attaway, Cory Peters, David Davidson, and Kip Attaway.

Online Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Hope Irene Auld
June 9, 1939 - Dec. 9, 2010

Hope Irene Auld, 71, died Thursday, December 9, 2010, in Houston.

A native of Bay City, she was born June 9, 1939, to Loy R. Q. and Sarah Elizabeth Taylor. 

Hope was of the Baptist faith and worked as a nurse.

Survivors include: her sons, Steve Auld and wife Kathy and Kyle Auld and wife Lois; daughters, Karen Auld, Karen Anderson, Kim Covington and husband Rob; sister, Roxanne Hoffman; brother, James Taylor; sister-in-law, Becky Taylor; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Lloyd Wayne Auld; son, Kenneth Wayne Auld; brother, R.C. Taylor; sister, Elsie Black; brother, Dayton Taylor; sister, Margaret Johnson and sister Vernie Lee Younts.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at the Creekside Christian Fellowship Church in Needville, with the Pastor Greg Garcia officiating.

Burial followed in Needville Public Cemetery.

Visitation was from 4 until 8 p.m. in the stateroom at Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg.  

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 15, 2010
 


Angel Latrice Austin

Funeral services for Ms. Angel Latrice Austin, age 17, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, September 23, 1995, at 11 a.m., at the St. Mark Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with Rev. M. L. Fields officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

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.

Ms. Austin was a student in the Van Vleck Independent School District.

Survivors include her parents, Bennie Austin of Bay City, and Loyce Austin of Houston; one sister, Joyce Austin and two brothers, Reginald Austin and Herman Austin, all of Bay City. Two half-sisters, Franiesha Ward and Kiana Wyche. Also her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman (Margaret) Austin of Cedar Lane, and Mrs. Eva Mae Thomas of Houston. Also 12 aunts, Cheryl, Patricia, Betty, Veronica, Gwendolyn, Jennifer, Jacqueline, Karen and Robin, all of Houston, Mary Thymes of Bay City, Joyce Stevens of Austin, and Genevia Francisco of Chicago, Illinois; and four uncles, Lloyd Thomas, George Thomas and Leonard Griggs, all of Houston and Robert Alexander of Brazoria. She also leaves a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will include Marvin Thymes, Rodgers Thymes, Jr., Derrick Thymes, Jason Stevens, Greg Stevens II and Dennis McCoy.

Honorary pallbearers will include Toby Thomas, Reginald Austin, Leon Francisco, Greg Stevens, Robert Alexander and Rodgers Thymes Sr.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1995
 

Oakland, California - Jane Wyche Austin passed away on May 8, 2008 at her home after a lengthy illness.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 16, 2008. Her final resting place will be in the Live Oak Cemetery, Live Oak Community.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Green’s Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas. 979-245-1515

Bay City Tribune, Published May 14, 2008
 


Linda Barefield Austin
May 1, 1962 – June 17, 2005

Funeral services for Linda Barefield Austin, 43, of Bay City, Texas will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005. Burial will be in the Bell Bottom Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas.

Mrs. Austin will lie in state from 1 p.m. until services time at the Living Waters Church at 900 Nichols Road. Dr. J. V. Williams will officiate the services.

Mrs. Austin died June 17, 2005 at the Wharton Manor Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Friday, June 24 from noon until 8 p.m. in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary. Family will receive from 6 to 8 p.m.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 2702 Ave. C, Bay City, Texas 77414, (979) 245-3489.

The Bay City Tribune, June 26, 2005
 


Harvey Wayne Auzston

 

Harvey Wayne Auzston, 46, of Palacios were scheduled for 2 p. m. today at Palacios Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Herb Willke officiating. Burial was to follow in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

 

Mr. Auzston was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Galveston to Richard and Emely Hardung Auzston and died Nov. 13, 1988 at Wagner General Hospital.

 

Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Vick Auzston of Palacios; three daughters, Debbie Christmas of Collegeport, Rose Marie Dutton of Rush Springs, Okla., and Becky Barrick of Clovis, N. M.; two sons, Robert and Ricky Standifer, both of Conroe; two sisters, Cheryl Steen and Emily Boltinghouse, both of Bay City; six brothers, Chris Auzston of Mountain View, Calif., Warren Auzston of Galveston, Howard Auzston of Matagorda, Fred and R. G. Auzston of Galiano, La. and Donald Auzston of Brentwood, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Mr. Auzston was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother.

 

Pallbearers include David Sikes, Leonard Lamar, Don Palmer, Cliff Elliott, Tom Jones and Emmett Green.

 

The Daily Tribune, November 1988

 



 

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