Matagorda County Obituaries
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Jon "Bunt" Edward Abshier

WADSWORTH - Jon "Bunt" Edward Abshier, 81, of Wadsworth, Texas passed away on May 30, 2012 in Wadsworth, Texas. He was born on September 8th, 1930 in New Gulf, Texas to James R. Abshier and Lois E Lee. He married Vivian Lucille Ottis on August 9,1951 in Wadsworth, Texas, where they lived and raised their 5 children. He served in the United States Air force for 4 years and was discharged with the rank of Staff Sargent. After his military service he was employed with Texas Gulf Sulfur and then worked for Celenese as a draftsmen. He and his brother in law Charles Ottis took over the family rice farming business 1966-1975. He was in the construction business for 10 years and then the oil lease business for an additional 6 years. He retire from the City of Bay City as the Director of Public works after 12 years of service. After retirement he ran a successful small engine repairs service.

He enjoyed life to the fullest with the love of his life "Tut" for 60 years. Together they raised 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl. 12 grandchildren and 16 great grand children. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. A true outdoorsman who out fished the boys even on his last fishing trip a just a month ago thanks to Al Garrison.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he served as a eucharistic minister, a member of the Knights of Columbus Counsel 3070 and the "PAPA Bear" of the Men's ACTS community. He was a volunteer with the Matagorda Regional Hospital Auxiliary where his smile brightened many a day.

He was proceeded in death by his father James R. Abshier, mother Lois E Lee, brother James Robert (George) Abshier, and Sister Wanda Estelle Alberts.

He is survived by his wife Vivian Lucille Abshier, Sister Karen (Toodles) and husband Julian Williams; Sons; Kim O.and his wife Karen and their children; Amy and husband Ricky Reyes and children Ester Rose and Ian, Douglas Paul and wife Stacey; J. David and wife Melissa and Gus; Charles S. and wife Sandi and their children Charlie T., Christopher L. and children Kyrsten, Madison, and Clayton; Chesny and husband Chris Girouard and children Emily, Haylee, and Brindley; Kaci and husband JJ Tindell and children Peyton and Maddox; Daughter Beth A McDonald and husband JW and children Wendie and Bobbie Bourroughs and their children Kaitlyn, Tawni, Asa, and Addi; Jeremy McDonald and JoAnn and their children Mikayla and Blaine; Amber Joe McDonald; Son Mitch J. and Paula and children Taylor and Lindsey. He is also survived by a large number of nieces, nephews ,friends and neighbors.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be recited 4:30 PM Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Following the rosary, the family will be recieving visitors from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:00 AM Monday, June 4, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Greg Korenek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers are grandsons and Honorary pallbearers are the ACTS brothers.

In lieu of usual remembrances the family request donations be made in his name to the Sacred Heart Alter Society, PO Box 354 Wadsworth, Texas 77483 or the American Heart Association.

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

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 2, 2012

Lois Lee Abshier, 92, of Bay City died June 12, 2001 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

She was born April 2, 1909 in Ashby, Matagorda County, Texas to the late Pertilla Edward and Beulah Short Lee.

Mrs. Abshier was a very active member of the First United Methodist church, a resident of Bay City since 1955, and a former resident of New Gulf.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Pilot Club of Bay City and a Pink Lady with Matagorda General Hospital.

She retired as a supervisor with the Texas Department of Human Resources after 23 years of service.

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Arnold Alberts of Alvin, Texas, Karen and Julian Williams of Montgomery, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Tut Abshier of Wadsworth; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Robert Abshier, Sr., by her son, James Robert Abshier, Jr., by three brothers, Clyde, Clarence "Buzz," and Clifford Lee.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Crowe officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kim, Dave, Charles, and Mitchell Abshier, J. W. McDonald, Gary and Kenneth Alberts, Steve and Mike Abshier and Bradley and Rodney Williams.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Beth McDonald and Diane Davis.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, or St. Stephen's Society of the First United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001JN13

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, June 13, 2001
 

Linda Sue Acuna

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Martin Acuna, Sr.

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Sally Acuna

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Steve Acuna

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Ada Adams

PALACIOS - Funeral services for Ada Adams, 77, of Palacios, who passed away June 14, will be held Wednesday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at Agape Church in Palacios, with Elder Eric Young, eulogist. Burial will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 20, 2012
 


Brother Edward Adams

Brother Edward Adams was born in Bay City, Texas, to the delight of his parents, Robert Edward Adams and Allie May Worrell Adams. On January 17, 1945, he was born again into the Kingdom of God.

Among his life accomplishments, he served his country in the Armed Forces at the close of WWII, while building his family of one son and seven daughters.

In 1960, The Lord chose him as Founder and Pastor of Faith Temple Church in Houston, Texas. In that same year, he began his career with Pipe Distributors, Inc., retiring as vice president of operations after 30 years of dedicated service.

His appreciation of nature and solitude brought him and Joyce to the Piney Woods of East Texas.

He is survived by: his grateful help meet of 39 plus years, Joyce Lovett Adams; daughters, Gloria Hickman, Barbara and husband Joseph Smazik, Patricia Rice, Betty and husband Vincent Incordona, Trudy and husband Randy McCreight, Sherry and husband Loren Bennett and Marie and husband Pat Relander; 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grand children; one great-great-grandson and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by: his parents; son, Robert Edward Adams; and his siblings, Nettie Jarrell, Charlie Adams, George Wallace Adams, Allie Joy Loudermilk, Willie Mae Hutchins and Ralph Adams.

A gathering of family and friends was held Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Cornerstone Church, 27453 Hwy. 105 West, Cleveland, Texas 77328 with a Celebration of Life that followed on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Cornerstone Church. He was laid to rest at Brookside Memorial Park at 2 p.m.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions can be made to Cornerstone Church’s Van Ministry and Preschool Ministry.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, May 20, 2012
 


Carol Darlene Adams

July 20, 1958 – Sept. 1, 2012

Funeral services for Carol Darlene Adams, 54, of Bay City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, pastor, the Rev. Ben Hadden, presiding, and the Rev. Roosevelt Ellis, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

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

She was born in El Campo, Texas, July 20, 1958, to John Adams and Edna Ruth Hadden Adams, and passed away September 1, 2012, in Sugar Land, Texas. She was formerly employed at Walmart Stores in Bay City.

Survivors include her mother, Edna Ruth Adams of Blessing, and one son, Calvin Jamal Walker of Bay City; one sister, Bonnie Faye Williams of Wharton, and one brother, John Anthony Adams of Bay City; also a host of aunts, uncles, a host of other relatives and friends.

Condolences may be shared with the family by fax to 979-245-1537 or online at duncan-roberts@att.net.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her memory to St. Jude Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Bay City Tribune, September 5, 2012
 

Herbert Hoover Ainsworth, Sr., 72, of Baytown, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2001 in Austin, Texas. He was born March 4, 1929 in Colorado City, Texas to Sim A. and Lelah Walker Ainsworth. Formerly of Bay City, he has resided in Baytown since 1979. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3232 in Bay City. He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Sandra McCreery of Kosse, Texas, Lori Rivera of Baytown, Texas and Sandi Maroney of Austin; by his sons Herbert Hoover Ainsworth, Jr. of Bay City, Texas and Ray Ainsworth of Baytown; two sisters, Wanda Collins and Imogene Ewton of Channelview, Texas; sister-in-law, Zelma Ainsworth of Bay City; brother, Jack Ainsworth of Channelview, Texas; and by 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas with the Rev. Robert Collins officiating.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001JY24

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, July 24, 2001
 


Sandra Kay Akin

BAY CITY - Sandra Kay Akin, 50, of Bay City, formerly of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 in Victoria. She was born in Amarillo on Jan. 16, 1961 to James and Emmie Akin of Bloomington.

Sandra was a1979 graduate of Bloomington High School and a retired bookkeeper.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her sisters-in-law, Deanna Koster and Beth Davis; brother-in-law, Martin Koster; nieces, Deandra Akin and Ashley Davis; nephews, Dustin Akin, Derek Koster, Daylon Koster and Steven Davis; and brother, John Davis of Georgia.

Sandra was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Boryes and Barbara Davis, and a brother, Steven Akin.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at Grace Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Bloomington, with Rev. Richard Sparks and Dr. Gary Bowman officiating. Burial will follow at Crescent Valley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Richter, Greg Richter, Martin Koster, Dustin Akin, Glen Holland and David Rush.

Honorary pallbearers are David Westfall, Cecil Ray Wright Daylon Koster, and Derek Koster.

Memorials in Sandra's name may be made to The American Cancer Society or American Heart Association .

Grace Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 31, 2011


CONCEPCION DIAZ FLOREZ ALAMIA

Funeral services for Concepcion Diaz Florez Alamia, 83, of Palacios, Tx., were held on Jan. 22, 2012 at the Living Word Church in Palacios with Tony Flores officiating.

Mrs. Alamia was born Sept. 1, 1928 to the late Victor and Auerlia Flores in Luling, Tx. She passed away on Jan. 20, 2012.

She is survied by her husband, Julio Asocar Alamia, Jr.; daughters, Alma Bello and Consuelo Rosales; sons, Richard Alamia and David Alamia; 15 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Manuel Flores; sisters, Monica Bitela and Julia Dolata; and brothers, Gregorio Flores, Juan Flores, Manuel Flores, Victor Flores and Aniseto Flores.

Pallbearers were Richard Alamia, Jr., Mario Alamia, Daniel Alamia, Santiago Rodriguez, David Alamia, Jr., and Octavoio Guerrero.

Palacios Beacon, January 25?, 2012
 


M. C. “Cy” Allen

Funeral services for Mr. M. C. “Cy” Allen, age 75, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at 11 a. m., at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. Kevin O. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

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.

Allen was born in Wharton on Tuesday, March 15, 1921, to William Allen and Sealy Fisher, and passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at Spring Branch Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

“Cy” as he was widely known, was employed by Independent Rice Dryer in Bay City for over 50 years, and was admired as a good friend by those he met.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Dorothy Vinella Allen of Bay City, and one daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Ward of Beaumont, Texas. Also three sons and daughters-in-law, Glendale Walker (& Carol) of Houston, Curtis Walker (& Katie) of Victoria, and Artis Allen (& Gladys) of Bay City; and two adopted daughters, Mrs. Shirley Brown and Mrs. Edna Clay, both of Bay City.

He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Addie Latham of Wharton, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and a family of other relatives and friends, which include a cousin-in-law, Mrs. Jessie Mae Gordon, neighbors, and the devoted nieces and nephews who shared these months of greatest need.

Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Willie Orange, Josephine Clay, Johnnie Bonner, Dorothy Dillingham and Juanita Lewis, and two brothers, Jim Fisher and Fred Fisher.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Troy Brooks, Anthony Brooks, Carlton Brooks, Johnell Bonner, Victor Sanford, Purvis Smith and Robert Earl Rawlins.

Honorary pallbearers will include Artis Allen, Glendale Walker, Curtis Walker, L. V. Sanford, Herbert Smith and Halston Clarke.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, October 10 or 11, 1996
 


Phyllis Ann Allen

EL MATON - Phyllis Ann Allen of El Maton died May 8, 2012 in Houston at the age of 84.

 

She was born June 5, 1927 in Lexington, Mass to the late Samuel and Jennie Mae Burgoyne.
She is survived by her daughter Debbie Reese of El Maton and son Craig B. Allen of Woodlands as well as grandchildren, Sarah Reese Nicely and Tyler, Kevin, Kyle and Ryan Allen.


Memorial services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 12, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, 2304 Ave H, Bay City, Tx. with Pastor Jeff officiating.


Wheeler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 979-543-3512.
 

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 10, 2012

 


Maude Hawkins Alliniece



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Juan "Johnny" Alvarado
(April 16, 1977 - August 23, 2012)

Juan “Johnny” Alvarado, 35, of Bay City went to Heaven on Thursday, August 23, 2012. He was born on April 16, 1977 in Bay City to Cesar Ramon & Esmeralda Torres Alvarado. Johnny was a caring and hard working person. He loved to fish, and spend time with his family and friends.

Johnny is survived by his parents: Cesar & Esmeralda Alvarado; daughter: Zoe Alvarado; brothers & sisters: Cesar Alvarado Jr., Carmen Dominguez, Claudia Solis, Yvette Lovett, and Alexander Alvarado; and by many other loving family members.

The funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

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Mary Ann Alvarado
 

PALACIOS - Mary Ann Alvarado of Palacios, 62, passed away on Sept. 27, 2011.

Mrs. Alvarado was born on July 22, 1949 in Palacios, Texas to Jesse Flores and Angela Lara Flores.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Flores.

Survivors include her husband Candelario Alvarado; mother, Angela Lara Flores; son, Rev. Marcelo Garcia Jr., daughters, Lisa G.Canales and Otila G. Rios also 10 grandchildren all of Beeville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2011 with Rev. Marcelo Garcia Jr. officiating at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Beeville. Graveside Service will be at 1:30 p.m. in Palacios City Cemetery in Palacios, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Canales, Anna Canales, Feliz Garcia, Solidad Garcia, Crisanta Zambrano and Esperanza Zambrano.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 29, 2011


LEONA V. JENSEN ALZNER

Private funeral services were held for Leona V. Jensen Alzner, 89, of Marble Falls, Tx.

Mrs. Alzner was born Jan. 29, 1923 in Palacios, Tx. to Ellis Adolph & Ethel (Harbison) Jensen. She passed away July 30, 2012.

Her independent, determined, strong and brave nature will be missed by her family and friends.

Leona is survived by her four children: Lana Summers of Fredericksburg, Tx., Madeline Valadez of Austin, Tx., Merrietta Bigham of Austin, Tx. and Fred Alzner of Ft. Pierce, FL; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and sister Evelyn Jensen Loggins of Temple, Tx.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Bernard H. Jensen and Ellis Jensen, Jr.; and sisters Lida Jensen Tanton and Gloria Jensen Doyle Gilroy.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls, Tx.

Palacios Beacon, August 1?, 2012
 


Jeremy VonCecil Amboree
Nov. 15, 1976 –May 6, 2011

On November 15, 1976, a baby boy named Jeremy VonCecil was born to Calvin and Freddie Amboree, in Lake Jackson, Texas.

His mother, grandparents (Rogers and Ellener Woodard), great-grandmothers (Mae Ollie Taylor and Ethel Cooper Moore) and god-brother (Randy Mack) preceded him in death.

Jeremy graduated from Bay City High School in 1995 and went on to attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on a football scholarship.

He confessed Christ at an early age under the leadership of Apostle F. L. Daniels where he remained until his father was called to Pastor New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Freeport. Later his father organized Living Word Christian Center – Freeport and Living Word Outreach – Bay City and he followed his father. As Jeremy took up residency in Albuquerque, he united with New Hope Full Gospel Church under the leadership of Bishop David C. Cooper.

On May 6, 2011, at 4:15 a.m. Jeremy departed this life at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and went to join his mother to give her the greatest Mother’s Day gift a son can give.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Words of Life Church with the Pastor Samuel Nelson, Jr. officiating and Apostle Calvin Amboree Eulogist. Viewing will be one hour before service.

He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, Alyssa Symone Lewis of Clute and Desiree’ Yumi Amberly Amboree of Bay City; one son, Mykal VonCalvin Amboree of Houston; father, Rev. Calvin Amboree (Stefanie) of Lake Jackson; sister, Torsha Amboree of Wharton; brother, Louis Hutchinson (Isis) of Houston; step-sister and brother, Sarah and Johnny Villarreal of Lake Jackson; three nephews, Jercolby Smith of Bay City, JaCory Joseph and Julien Amboree of Wharton; one niece, JaKyra Simone Robles of Wharton; grandparents, John and Shirley Amboree of Freeport; god parents, Randolph and Gladys Mack of Brazoria and Harry Terrell of Indiana; eight aunts, Minister Jessie Parker of Freeport, Annie Nelson (Rev. Samuel, Jr.) of Jones Creek, Cheryl Moore of Freeport, Pearl Griggs and Pam Mock of Angleton, Glenda Hanson of LaPorte, Katholyn Davis (Steven) of Freeport and Janae (Nae-Nae) Edwards of Clute; five uncles, Elgin Woodard (Mercedes) of Angleton, Aaron Woodard of Galveston, Bishop Hannis Prince (Evangeline) and Troy Amboree (Trisa) of Lake Jackson and Derwin Amboree of Houston; one god-brother – Jonathan Nelson of Lake Jackson; four god-sisters, Danita Walton (Curtis) of Angleton, Donna Mack of Houston, Cassandra White of Pearland and Keturah Parker of Lake Jackson; extended family and friends in Albuquerque, Genevieve, Elishia, Terrence, Denise and Jason; and a host of cousins other relatives and friends.

Final arrangements entrusted to E. Viola & Son Funeral Home, 205 N. Broad St., West Columbia, TX 77486, 979-345-3433.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, May 11, 2011
 


Jessie Mae Amey
Oct. 19, 1920 – June 18, 2011

Funeral services for Jessie Mae Amey, 90, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Church of Christ, Pledger, Texas, with burial to follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

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

She was born October 19, 1920, in Bay City, Texas, to General Gardner and Ella Dugard Gardner, and passed away June 18, 2011, in Bay City.

Survivors include: one sister, Bobbie Ellis; one sister-in-law, Melissa Amey and one brother-in-law, Ira Gordon, Jr.; also a host of nieces and nephews, which include the nephew she raised, Murray Wayne Garner. Also other relatives and friends.

Condolences may be shared with the family online atduncan-roberts@att.net or by fax 979-245-1537.

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, June 22, 2011
 


Melissa Amey

Funeral services for Melissa Amey, 86, of Bay City, Texas will be at noon on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Tyree Chapel AME Church in Bay City. Pastor to be the Rev. Miles. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. There will be no viewing after.

Mrs. Amey is survived by: her son, Donald Wilkins, Jr. (Bucket).

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green’s Mortuary family and staff.

Bay City Tribune, April 25, 2012
 


Carl Anderson
(November 20, 1920 - October 28, 2011)

Edwin Carl Anderson, of Matagorda, TX, passed away October 28, 2011 after a long, full life. He was born November 20, 1920 in Bay City to the late Edwin Calhoun and Mary Dwyer Anderson. In his own words, he preferred to be remembered as a good husband, father, provider, hunter, fisherman (boater), golfer, part-time rancher, church member, Flying Tiger, and good citizen. And he was.

He was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County, a veteran of the Army Air Force during World War II, a member of the 14th Air Force The Flying Tigers, member of the American Legion, and a member of Matagorda United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving family: wife of 62 years, Catherine Lawhon Anderson; son, William Anderson; daughter, Nonie Moore and husband Tim; grandson, Timothy Moore and wife Tricia and great granddaughter, Maddie.

Funeral services are pending.

Words of comfort 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, Sunday, October 30, 2011
 


Jim Anderson, Jr.



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Joe Eddie Anderson, 68, of Brazoria passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 8, 1942 in Bay City Texas to Junior and Sofie Anderson.

Joe Eddie was a loving husband, father and devoted friend to many.  He attended Columbia High School and was a 3rd generation resident of Brazoria. He retired from Brazoria County Pct 4 after 36 years of service as a Heavy Equipment Operator and Road Foreman.  After retiring from the County, a highlight for Joe Eddie was to work overseas in Syria as a civil inspector responsible for earthworks, concrete foundations, roads and other infrastructure of a major gas project.  He loved being outdoors hunting and fishing, gardening and working in his barn.  Additionally, Joe Eddie and Linda enjoyed time away from home using their travel trailer and camping at the many lakes and campgrounds around Texas.  Joe Eddie stayed active and was doing what he loved, operating heavy equipment, when fate overtook him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Junior Anderson.

Joe Eddie is survived by his loving and supportive wife of 38 years, Linda Anderson of Brazoria; mother, Sofie Anderson of Fredericksburg, TX; sons, Brent Anderson of Houston, TX, Chad Anderson of Brazoria; daughter Shelley Wise, son-in-law Kerry Wise and grandson Kieron Wise all of Bensenville, IL.; brother, Roger Anderson of Fredericksburg, TX; brother-in-law, Charles Reed and spouse Verna of Brazoria; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Brazoria with Rev. Greg Oberg and Marc Rimanto officiating.

Final Arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria.  (979) 798-9113.

www.dixonfuneralhome.com
 



 

Katherine A. Anderson

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Kathryn Anderson
(October 22, 1952 - December 15, 2011)
 

Kathryn Anderson, 59, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 15, 2011. Kathryn was born on October 22, 1952 in Bay City, TX to David & Ella Mae Bohuslav Crawford. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her grandchildren knew her as Money. The thing she loved the most was caring for her children and grandchildren.

Kathryn is survived by her loving husband of 41 years: George Anderson; children: Kimberly Philyaw, Karrie Rush & husband Steven; Kathleen Little & husband Bill, Greg Anderson, Gari Anderson & wife Melissa; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 brothers: Joe, Charles, and Otto Frick; grandmother: Ms. Lillie Bohuslav; and other numerous loving relatives. She was preceded in death by her father: J. C. Greene, and grandfather: Charles Bohuslav.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, December 19, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Melvin Ryman officiating. Interment will follow at Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Joe Frick, Charles Frick, Otto Frick, Greg Anderson, Gari Anderson, and Jeff Nemec.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Thomas John "Tom" Anderson, 87, of Bay City, passed away at the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City, TX.

Tom was born in Bay City on June 24, 1915 to parents R. Lee and Lucy F. Lowe Anderson.

He grew up in Bay City and was active in service organizations and was the first Junior Jaycee president. After graduating from Rice University, he served as an FBI Agent until he returned to Bay City to run Anderson Car Sales. He also owned and ran Anderson Marine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert, a sister, Pearl Friday, and a sister, Maybelle Harper.

He is survived by: his wife, Verna H. Anderson of Bay City; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Thomas and Faye Anderson of New Braunfels, a son and daughter-in-law, Jack Zipp and Terrie Anderson of Seguin; daughter and son-in-law, Kitty and Ray Wainner of Boerne; a brother, Roy Lee Anderson of Bay City; and his mother-in-law, Katherine J. Zipp of Bay City; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City, with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were: Derek Anderson, Bobbie Anderson, Lt. Col. Robert S. Wainner, Robin Wainner and Andrew Wainner.

Honorary pallbearers were: Don Wells, Glyn Kinsey, Andy Anderson, Carl Anderson, Orlando Schraub, Ray Svetlik, members of his men’s Sunday School class and the coffee shop guys.

A visitation with the family was Monday, September 9, 2002 at the Bay City Funeral Home from 6 until 9 p.m.

Services were under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. A00014B2002SP11

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002                              Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Verna Hazel Zipp Anderson

Feb. 27, 1921 – Sept. 15, 2012

Verna Hazel Zipp Anderson, a long-time resident of Bay City, Texas went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 15, 2012, after a short but courageous fight with Acute Leukemia.

Verna Anderson, 91, was born at her home in San Antonio, Texas on February 27, 1921, to Robert Gottlieb Zipp and Katie Foerster Zipp.

Verna was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City for more than 65 years where she taught Sunday School, played the piano for the children for over 35 years and was very active in the Senior Church Group for many years.

She served as an active Pink Lady at Matagorda General Hospital since 1968 and loved working with the patients and doctors she came in contact with.

She was a recipient of the Star Performance Recognition Award for her dedicated service to Matagorda General Hospital.

She was an accomplished pianist, bridge player, and antique collector. She loved working with handcrafts, flowerbeds, traveling the United States and foreign countries, and recreational traveling with her beloved husband Tom Anderson and their many friends.

Verna or “Bocky”, as her grandchildren affectionately called her, was a proud descendent of German ancestors who immigrated to the United States In the 1840s to Schumannsville near New Braunfels, Texas.

She grew up in New Braunfels and later San Antonio where she started elementary school and later graduated with the 1939 class of Brackenridge High School in San Antonio.

At Brackenridge she was a proud member of the Purple Jackets Marching Team. Verna spoke only German and had to learn English in elementary school.

She attended a business school in San Antonio and after graduation went to work as a bookkeeper for General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) in San Antonio. While working for GMAC, she met the love of her life and future husband of 61 years, Tom Anderson.

Tom had recently graduated from Rice University and was working for GMAC. They were married on March 9, 1941, and shortly afterwards Tom went to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

They were stationed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Omaha, Nebraska, and New York, New York, during World War II. After the war Verna and Tom moved to Bay City, Texas where they lived out their lives.

Verna was preceded in death by: her parents, Robert Zipp in 1981, Katie Zipp in 2005, and her husband, Tom in 2002. Verna took care of her mother for several years until she died at the age of 106.

“Bocky” is survived by: her daughter, Kitty Wainner of Boerne, Texas; and sons, Tommy Anderson of New Braunfels, Texas and Jackie Anderson of Seguin, Texas. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Bay City Funeral Home.

Funeral Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Her grandsons, Bobby Anderson, Derek Anderson. D.J. Baker, Robert “Robby” Wainner, Robin Ray Wainner, and great grandson Joshua Wainner will serve as her pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Bay City or to Houston Hospice of El Campo.

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

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home, 979-245-4893.

Bay City Tribune, September 19, 2012
 


Hazel Mae Andrews-Gola
(January 10, 1922 - January 23, 2012)
 

Hazel Mae Andrews-Gola, 90, of Bay City, went to be with her Lord and Savior in her home on Monday, January 23, 2012. She was born on January 10, 1922 in Matagorda County to the late Larkin & Myrtle Mullins Brumley. Hazel loved her Lord, and faithfully attended church as her health permitted. She served as a Teacher of Sunday School Classes, and was an avid prayer warrior.

Hazel was married for 38 years to Andy Andrews, until his death, later she married Charlie Gola. They were happily married for 7 years before his death. Her younger sister Faye Hadley of Alabama survives her.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Family Worship Center of Bay City, 2717 9th St., with Rev. Jimmie Guerrero officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home
 


Fannie Armelin

Funeral services for Fannie Armelin, 82, of Bay City, are scheduled for 11 a. m. Saturday at Tyree Chapel A. M. E. with the Rev. Roy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery in Bay City.

The family will receive friends from 7 – 9 p. m. Friday at Green’s Mortuary and from 10 – 11 a. m. Saturday at Tyree Chapel.

Mrs. Armelin was born June 2, 1911, in Lynville to Hampton and Carrie Rose Boone and died May 30, 1994, in Matagorda House. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Amaranth Court.

Survivors include three daughters, Lois A. Armelin of Bay City, Carrie Metoyer and Brenda Armelin, both of Houston; three sons, Wellington, Hampton and Roy Armelin, all of Houston; three sisters, Erma Stevens, Naomi Young and Lottie Witherspoon, both of Bay City and Reginald Armelin of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Lucille Jordan of Waco; a son-in-law, Reginald Metoyer of Houston; a daughter-in-law, Vernita Armelin of Houston; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Floyd White, John Paul Davis, Andrew Caldwell, E. H. Allen, Sammie Wright and Marshall Whitley Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Alphonse Revis, Roy Armelin, Wellington Armelin Jr., Hampton Armelin, Reginald Metoyer, Jason Metoyer and Gerald Armelin.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, June, 1994
 


Lois Armelin
 

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Lois Armelin of Bay City, Texas, will be Saturday, August 4, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Tyree Chapel A.M.E. Church; with Reverend Willie Myles, officiating.
 

Viewing will be Saturday, August 4, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the church.
 

Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary 979-245-3489.

 

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 2, 2012

 


Israel B. Armstrong



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


J. J. [Justana] Armstrong
Born March 15, 1868 - Died Jan. 6, 1949
[?Justana Armstrong] dc Mar. 25, 1894 - Jan. 6, 1949



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Steve Armstrong
dc [July 4, 1866 - August 12, 1927]



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

 


Louis Arnold
June 28, 1883 - September 14, 1956

Karolina Arnold
July 15, 1888 - August 6, 1981

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Guadalupe "Lupe" Arsola, 84, of Bay City, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Father Geroud Cernoch officiating.

Viewing will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 28, 2011
 



 

Charles C. Ashby

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Ann Rivers Austin

Funeral services for Ann Rivers Austin, 63, will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today. The body will lie in state at the church noon to 1 p. m. Saturday.

Mrs. Austin was born April 1, 1929 in Blessing to Emmitt and Lola Rivers and she died Aug. 5, 1992 at Matagorda General Hospital.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and a widow.

Survivors include a godson, Anthony Ray Smith of Bay City; three sisters, Helen Hall of Houston, Vivian Smith of Oakland, Calif. and Elverine Hebert of Blessing; four brothers, Hure Rivers and David Rivers of Palacios, Elijah Rivers of Houston and Charlie Rivers of Bay City and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Anthony R. Smith, Leon Hebert, Elijah Rivers Jr., Gerald Wayne Rivers, Robert L. Franklin Jr., James Robinson Jr., Sam Peters Jr. and Charles Robinson. Honorary pallbearers are Hure Rivers, Elijah Rivers, Donald Grogan, Lenny Drummond, Steve Robinson, Kenny Robinson, Tony Franklin, Charlie Rivers, Anthony Andre Rivers, David Rivers, Alex Grogan, Darrell Robinson, Michael Robinson, David Robinson, the Rev. James E. Hebert, ushers of Mother Zion Baptist Church and members of the Rebecca Class.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, August 6 or 7, 1992
 


Gary DeWayne Austin

Funeral arrangements for Gary DeWayne Austin, 30, of Bay City are scheduled for 1 p. m. Thursday at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City with Marlon Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation hours will be until 9 p. m. Wednesday at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City and Thursday at Enterprise Baptist Church from noon to 1 p. m.

Mr. Austin was born Nov. 25, 1962 in Bay City to Willis and Gladys Hayes Austin and died Sept. 4, 1993 in Park Plaza Hospital in Houston.

Survivors include his mother, Gladys Hayes Austin of Bay City; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ricky Hayes of Atlanta, Ga. and Derek and Joezett Austin of Bay City; a grandmother, Ida Whitley Hayes of Bay City; five aunts, Lillian Robbins of Hitchcock, Daisy Tellison of Houston, Ida Middleton of Philadelphia, Pa., Mary Jones and Rosie Martin of Dickerson; three uncles, Willis Hayes of Philadelphia, Pa.., Sherman Hayes and Cleveland Hayes of Brooklyn, N. Y.; a niece and two nephews, Ariel, Ricky Jr. and Derek II. Also a god-sister, LaQuashus S. Davis and a host of great-aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Archie McDaniel, Preston Casey, Malachi Brown Sr., T. L. Castilow and James Clay.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Hayes, Derek Austin, Russell Pointer, Thomas Bingley, Tony Williams, Walter Gamble and Alton Carrington.

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

Daily Tribune, September, 1993
 


Ivan Austin
SSDI [September 2, 1954 - March 11, 2011]

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Ivan Austin, 56, of Bay City, will be Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Murray Martin, pastor, and Rev. Ramsey, officiating.

Viewing will be Friday, March 25, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Green's Mortuary chapel.

Burial will follow immediately after service at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Bell Bottom.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 25, 2011
 


James Austin Sr.
March 10, 1921 – Jan. 31, 2012
 

James Austin "Baby Son" Sr. was born on March 10, 1921. He accepted Christ at an early age. He diligently served in the U.S. armed forces and WWII.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: one daughter and four sons.

Wake and visitation will be at E.R. Johnson Funeral Home in Galveston. Another visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday February 8, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Bay City.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. February 8, 2012, at New Hope Baptist Church in Bay City with the Pastor Richardson officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, February 5, 2012 4:00
 


Margaret Austin

Funeral services for Margaret Austin, 73, of Bay City, are scheduled for 11 a. m. Monday, Jan. 9, 1995 at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City with the Rev. L. C. Cunningham, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Austin was born Aug. 12, 1921 in Bay City to Miles Robbins and Willie Dugard Robbins and died Jan. 5, 1995 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

A Baptist, she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Eddie Austin in 1990, and one brother, Herman “Goat” Young in 1994.

Survivors include her mother, Willie Dugard Young of Bay City; three step-daughters, Cleora Boone of Bay City, Lois L. Lewis of Velejo, Calif., and Faye Odell of Oakland, Calif.; four brothers, Albert Young, Elbert Young, Roy Young and Robert Young, all of Houston; two aunts, Pauline Draper of Bay City and Nancy Dugard of Galveston; and a number of step-grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

The Daily Tribune,  January, 1995
 


Willie Mae Austin



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Donald Lee Auzton

Sept. 5, 1938 – Aug. 29, 2012

Donald Lee Auzton, 73, of Orting, Washington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 29, 2012.

He was born in Galveston, Texas on September 5, 1938 to Richard Garrett and Emely Charlotte Auzton.

He is survived by: his wife, Joan Marie Auzton; three children; four brothers; two sisters; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents and three brothers preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 917 Nichols, Bay City, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, September 9, 2012
 


Freddie Alma Axel Sr.

Funeral services for Freddie Alma Axel Sr., 65, of Wharton, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Little Concord Baptist Church with Rev. T.J. Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Axel died at his home Aug. 3, 2003. He was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Bay City to Otto and Gussie Woods.

Survivors include wife, Cheryl Johnson Axel of Wharton; sons, Freddie Alma Axel Jr. and Cornelius De Voll Axel, both of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Michele Antoinette Cook of Uvalde, Denise Marie Axel of Dallas, Terry Lynn Hoffpauair of Lewisville, Shenequa Shanae’ Johnson and Jacqueline Joyce Johnson, both of Wharton; and seven grandchildren.

Contact Gooden-Hatton Funeral Home.

Wharton Journal-Spectator, August 6, 2003
 



 

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