Published in the Victoria Advocate on June 18, 2013
CEDAR LANE - Mildred "Duchess" Urban Adams, 93, of Cedar Lane passed
away Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was born September 20, 1919 in Bay
City to the late Hubert Weisiger & Ada Myrtle Spivey Bowie. Mildred
was a life long resident of Matagorda County, and a member of Cedar
Lane Baptist Church.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on May 24, 2013
Smiley Aguilar went to be with his Lord and loved ones on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Smiley was born on May 23, 1963 in Galveston to the late Domingo and Virginia Hernandez Gazca. Smiley was a loving husband and father who loved to barbeque for his family and friends. Smiley is survived by his wife of 14 years Nora Garza Aguilar, children; Daniel, Smiley Jr., Mike , Marissa, Sarah, Brandon; grandchildren, Jaylynn, Makylah, Aleesah, Aungelie, George lll, Zaydah, Sophia, Mike iv, Amirra, Aaliyah,; brothers, Domingo Jr., Benny, Louis, Sammy; sisters, Pauline, Dora, Stella , Shirley and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation Monday from 2:00-8:00P.M. Monday with a prayer service at 6:00P.M. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers, Ismael Aguilar, Jr., Daniel McClary, Mike Herrera, Brandon Lee Aguilar, Domingo Aguilar, Frankie Cortez, Benny Aguilar and Louis Aguilar
Einar John Ahysen, Sr., 81, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Atria Collier Park, Beaumont. He was born on January 17, 1932, in Port Arthur, to Edna Thibodeaux Ahysen and John Peter Ahysen.
He had been a longtime resident of Beaumont before retiring to the Tyler area, and just recently returned to Beaumont.
Einar was a practicing Christian. He was christened at birth in the Roman Catholic Church. He later served in the Baptist Church. He later became a member of the United Methodist Church and was elected a trustee and a servant wherever he was needed.
Einar’s family and friends will sorely miss him. We look forward to being re-united.
He is survived by: his wife, Nancy Chilton Ahysen; children, Robyn Ahysen Peurifoy and her husband, Mike, of Beaumont; Johnny Ahysen of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Donny Ahysen and his wife, Jami, of Bay City; David A. Ahysen of Beaumont; Troy Grimes and his wife, Staci; and Gina Acevedo and her husband, Lee, all of Lumberton; eleven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of Mr. Ahysen’s family and friends for his visitation was at 2 p.m., with his funeral service at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
His committal will be at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
A memorial service for interment of Mr. Ahysen’s cremated body will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 152, Bullard, Texas 75757; Texas Home Health Hospice, 5683 East Texas Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706; or Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.
Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.
Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, April
Enrique “Henry” Alvarez went to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Henry was born May 21, 1928 in Lordsburg, New Mexico to the late Felipe and Maria Montes Alvarez.
Henry was on the school board in Lordsburg, New Mexico for seven years, where he also served as president. Henry was an active member of L.U.L.A.C. of Lordsburg. Henry served his country in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Henry was retired from Conoco/Phillips and was a security guard at STP. Henry loved to paint, giving the paintings to family members. Henry also loved wood-working, carving numerous things for family and friends.
Henry is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Frances Alvarez; by his children, Anna Marie Ybarra and husband Oscar, Edmund Alvarez and wife Ofelia, Diana Teresa Cordoba and husband Greg, Angela Cleland and husband Michael; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; son, Enrique, Jr., two brothers, Antonio Alvarez and Trinida Esquivel; and sister, Esperanza Lopez.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Monsignor Gerry Cernoch, celebrant.
Visitation will be Monday, September 2, 2013, from 1 to 8 p.m., with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX. 75231.
Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net
Bay City Tribune,
October 1, 2013
Billy Travis Arbuckle. 78, of Bay City passed away July 29, 2013.
He was born November 4, 1934 in Quanah, Texas to the late Herbert Cromwell Arbuckle Sr. and Laura Odessa Wilfong Arbuckle.
He was a licensed Pharmacist for 50 years and retired from Eckerd’s in 1999. He was well loved by his patients and cared deeply for their well-being.
Bill loved playing pool, was a Jazz enthusiast and was blessed with great culinary skills.
Survivors include: his wife of 32 years, Leeta Stephens Arbuckle; daughters, Dr. Lorna Kathleen Sheriff and husband Steve of Nacogdoches and Laura Linn Kinnard and husband Clavin of Orange; son, Billy T. Arbuckle Jr. and wife Robin of Orlando, Fla.; step-daughter, Kim Owen Scott and husband Gary of Lake Jackson; step-son, Greg Owen and wife Melinda of Van Vleck; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Herbert C. Arbuckle Jr. and Dr. Bert D. Arbuckle preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 until 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.
Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials in his name may be made by visiting Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorsproject.org or calling 877-832-6997.
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,
July 31, 2013
William Brooks Arlitt, 92, of Bay City passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Houston. He was born February 26, 1921 in Bay City to the late Walter Frederick & Beulah Gladys Arlitt. Bill served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army. He was a Cradle Member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, member of Bay City Country Club, and a Life member of VFW Post 2438. Bill was an excellent golfer, an avid fisherman, and he loved being with friends and family. He was loved by all, and will be deeply missed.
Bill is survived by his 2 daughters: Susan Turbeville & Malcom Perkins of Houston and Linda Black of Austin; 2 sons: Fritz Arlitt of Alvin and John & Tina Arlitt of Bay City; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife: Olive Mary Rowan Arlitt in February of 1984.
The family will receive visitors starting at 10:00 AM Friday, November 15, 2013 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, November 15, 2013 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Brad Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Douglas Arlitt, Clayton Arlitt, Will Arlitt, Tom Kovar, Malcom Perkins, and Mike Finster.
Donations may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2200 Ave. E, Bay City, TX 77414.
Betty Ann Folse Armatta, 77, of Wadsworth passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Katy, Texas. Betty was born on November 5, 1936 in New Orleans, La. to the late Peter and Ada St. Martin Folse. She was a devoted wife of 56 years, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Her life revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her generous heart and passion for her community! Betty was the owner of the Children's Store, a breast cancer survivor and supported many organizations including Bay City FFA, Matagorda County 4-H, Matagorda County Fair Association, Matagorda County Relay for Life, Matagorda County Aggie Moms, and the Holy Cross Catholic Church
She is survived by her husband, Sidney H. Armatta. Her daughter, Susan Popek; sons, Steven Armatta and wife, Stefanie, and John Armatta and wife, Lori; Grandchildren Renee Popek, Michelle Popek, Sydney Armatta, John Thomas Armatta, Marlie Armatta, and Steelie Armatta. Brothers, Jimmy Folse & wife Stella, David Folse & wife Patty. Two sisters, Janet Thibadeaux and Gerline Landry. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Peter Folse, Brother-in-law Matthew K. Armatta, and her grandson, John David Popek.
family will receive friends at 5:00 PM at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home,
Thursday, November 14, 2013, with a rosary at 6:00 PM. Funeral
services will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, November 15 at Holy Cross
Catholic Church in Bay City with Msgr. Casey Jarzombek & Deacon
Walley Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at St.
Francisville Cemetery in Wadsworth. Pallbearers will be James Ray
Folse, Peter Folse, Carroll A. Folse, David Folse, Jr., Gary Janise,
and Jay Tatum and honorary pallbearer, grandson John Thomas Armatta.
Donations may be made to Relay For Life.
James Carl Ashton was born in Burr, Wharton County, Texas, on August 22, 1922, to Steven Ashton and Mosann Robbins Ashton, and passed away April 18, 2013, in Houston, Texas.
He attended school in Wharton and Matagorda counties; after which, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in World War II in Europe, and was honorably discharged in December 1943.
After marrying the love of his life, Ruth Vernell Williams, J.C. decided to further his education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in liberal education. His first teaching assignment was at O.H. Herman High School in Van Vleck, presently the O. H. Herman Middle School. He taught government and economics; coached track, football, basketball and baseball. He continued these talents at Van Vleck High School. His professional career in education spanned 33 years before retiring from the Van Vleck ISD.
Ashton was an active member of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Van Vleck, under the leadership of Rev. Ruben Newell. He served as Deacon Board chairman, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and Brotherhood President.
J.C. was also very active in the Van Vleck community. He organized and coached the first integrated Little League Baseball team in Van Vleck, and organized the first Black Cub Scouts in the Van Vleck community.
After retirement, his desire was to continue touching lives and showing love for God and people. His civic involvement included, founder of the O.H. Herman All School Alumni Association, member of the Matagorda County Historical Society, and board member of the Matagorda County Water District in Van Vleck. He also loved carpentry, fishing and sports.
J.C. Ashton was known for many quotes, was very conscious of time, and often expressed, ‘TIME WAITS ON NO MAN!’
He leaves to cherish his precious memories; a loving and devoted wife, Ruth (Sweetie); three daughters; Patricia Ashton, Mamie Emerson and Eric, and Diane Woodard and Charles, all of Van Vleck. Also three sons, the Rev. James ‘Butch’ Ashton, Jr. and Janice of Bay City, Gary Ashton, Sr. and Clara and Marvin Ashton, all of Van Vleck; also seven grandchildren, Rodney Ashton, Sr. (and Valisha), Tynee Franklin (and Victoria), Gary Ashton, Jr., Charles Woodard, Jr., Patrick Woodard, Brandi Perez and Miranda Ashton; five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and many, many devoted former students and his loving church family.
Funeral Services for James Carl Ashton, Sr. 90, of Van Vleck, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, pastor, the Rev. Ruben Newell, presiding, and the Re. James Ashton, Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Van Vleck.
Visitation will be from 2 until 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home chapel with a memorial service from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the St. John Baptist Church in Van Vleck.
Condolences may be shared with the family by fax (979) 245-1537 or online at email@example.com.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas, (979) 245-5197.
Bay City Tribune,
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
- Larry Dean Avants, 59, of Van Vleck passed away Wednesday, May
15, 2013 while vacationing in the Bahamas. He was born to
Herbert and Mary Louise Avants on January 30, 1954 in Corpus
Christi, TX. He is survived by his wife Vicky Cross Avants to
whom he was married on August 4, 1972.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on May 23, 2013
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Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
Mar. 30, 2013
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