Edna Lou Brown
July 25, 1918 – Dec. 8, 2011
Jerry Frank Babik, 85, of Bay City, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011 at Matagorda Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born December 10, 1925, in Frydek, Texas, to Leopold and Francis Babik.
He was a production gauger and foreman for Superior Oil Company for 36 years. He served in the United States Army during WWII, received the Purple Heart, and is a lifetime member of the Bay City VFW Post 2438. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City and a member of the KJT.
A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City with Father Casey Jarzombek officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Vale Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be held at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City from 7 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday with a rosary being recited at 8 p.m.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Miska, Garrett Miska, Stuart Babik, Frank Miska, Bill Frontz, Herb Wendel and Joe Ames.
Jerry is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Mildred Babik of Bay City; son, Daniel Babik and wife, Carol of Conroe; daughters, Linda Miska and husband Frank of West Columbia, Jeanette Frontz and husband Bill of Bay City; grandchildren, Jeremy Miska and wife Ree of West Columbia, Garrett Miska and wife Marissa of Angleton, Holly Babik of Massachusetts, and Stuart Babik of Wichita Falls; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Gracie Miska.
He is preceded in death by: his grandchildren, Leigh Anne and Wesley Frontz; parents; brothers, Leo and Cyrill and sister, Lillie.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church Meditation and Rose Garden or charity of your choice.
Services are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia, 634 S. Columbia Dr. 77486, (979) 345-3232. Online condolences may be left for the family by signing the guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhome.net
Bay City Tribune,
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
Lucille Lee Baca, 86, of Bay City, passed away Friday, March 22,
2002. She was born April 21, 1916 in Markham, Texas to Amos and
Sarah Huddleston Lee. She was a life long resident of Matagorda
County and owner/operator of Lucille's Beauty Shop for 66 years.
Laina E. Bagby, 18, of Bay City, died Sunday June 9, 2002 at College
Station, Texas. She was born August 16, 1983 in Vicksburg,
Mississippi to Greg and Maxie “Scat” Cappaert Bagby. She was a
member of the Family Worship Center, a Freshman at South West Texas
University in San Marcos, Texas. She was a graduate of Bay City High
School where she participated in the Girls Interact Club and The
Drama Club. She was also active in the Family Worship Center Youth
EL CAMPO - Winston E. Baker Sr. of El Campo died Jan. 16, 2011, at
the age of 73. He was born on April 12, 1937, in Matagorda County,
to the late Woodrow and Ann Zimbro Baker. He was the safety director
at B&B Services.
Published in Victoria Advocate on January 17, 2011
Funeral services for Howard Earl Baldwin, 84 of
Temple, Tx. were held Oct. 18, 2010 at the Belton Nazarene Church
with Pastor Adrian D. “Tommy” Davis officiating. Burial was at
Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple with military honors.
Funeral services for Grace L. Hayes Banks, 83, of Bay City, a longtime educator in the area, will be held 11 a. m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be held until 9 p. m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel and from 10 to 11 a. m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Banks was born May 8, 1908, to Isaac and Mary Hayes in Bay City and died March 12, 1992, at Avalon Place Nursing Home in Wharton.
She completed her early schooling at Paul Quinn School in Waco, which was a boarding school for young children at that time. She obtained her bachelor of arts degree in political science from Prairie View A&M University and earned her master’s degree in counseling from Texas Southern University in Houston. She furthered her studies at Colorado University.
Her 47 years of teaching included the Booker T. Washington-Hilliard High School and Bay City High School. During the Hilliard High School years, she coached University Interscholastic League Debating and Declamation and also served as class sponsor for many years.
Professionally, Mrs. Banks was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association, National Education Association, local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Olive Leaf Chapter 219, Order of the Eastern Star. She was on the board of directors for the Hilliard High Alumni Association Inc., was a charter member of the Daughters in Progress Club and was also one of the founders of the Hilliard High School Parent-Teacher Association.
The Hilliard High Alumni Association Inc. inducted her as the first member of the association’s Hall of Fame.
The lifelong Bay City resident was active in Bethel Baptist Church. She served as a church clerk, church school teacher, mission society teacher and educational director.
Survivors include her cousins, E. A. Johnson and his wife, Martha Sauceda Johnson of Philadelphia and William Smith Jr. of Denver, Colo.; one sister-in-law, a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and kinship and many friends and countless students from 47 years of teaching.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and her husband, James A. Banks, who died in 1976.
Pallbearers will be Clarence Brown, Horace Davis, Harry Sauceda, Nelson Smith, R. A. Wiley and Kenneth Young.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dewitt Alliniece, Willis Hayes, E. A. Johnson, William Smith Jr., James White, the Bethel Baptist Church deacons and the Hilliard High Alumni Association Inc.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City.
Daily Tribune, March, 1992
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
Alvin Leon Bannert, 85, passed away November 28, 2011. He was born October 31, 1926 in Hallettsville, TX to Adolph German Bannert & Mary Pauline Slanina Bannert. He was married 48 years to Mary Ellen Peterson Bannert.
Our dad joins his parents, wife, brothers Adolph Henry Bannert & Leon Bannert, daughter Ellen Bannert Venglar, grandchildren Sheila Linette Carter, Chad Anthony Rogers, Christopher Allen Rogers, Justin Bannert & Joseph Hadley.
Dad’s proud legacy includes Korean War Veteran RA 18 307 582 Corporal with merit U EMB, Korean service medal, 1-O/S Bar with 3 Bronze Stars - Korea. He was a member & Quarter-Master of VFW Post 2467 in Palacios. He retired from Alcoa where he had been a millwright.
Survivors include his children Sharon Bannert Harter & husband Forrest, Alvin Dale Bannert & wife Janie, Mary Wolfe & husband John, Emil Bannert & wife Jo Lynn, & Marshal Bannert & wife DiAna; Grandchildren Michielle Carter, Pete Kiernan, Greg Carter & fiancée Dana Ramsey, Amy Neal & husband Corey, Stacey Kinney & husband Jeffery, Scott Allen Bannert, Ryan Bannert & wife Brittany, Cathy Sykara, Lisa Nicole Bannert, Jessica Muscalek & husband Scott, Jonathan Bannert & Blake Bannert; great grandchildren Jennifer & Autumn Olszak, Alex & Anthony Kiernan, Logan Dale & Dustin Carter, Hoyt, Kason & Kylee Klump, Michael & Devin Miles, Claire Bannert, Irie Jane & Miles Kinney, James Benjamin Neal, Jasmine Simicek, Kirsten & Scott Muscalek, Jr. and Isabel Hadley; sister Elizabeth Rasmussen; special cousin Gertrude Culver whom shard his birthdate!; and nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to mention.
Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Hollie Briscoe officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park in El Campo with military honors. Pallbearers will be Scott Bannert, Ryan Bannert, Greg Carter, Jonathan Bannert, Scott Muscalek & Kevin Bannert. All former veterans, especially those who served in Korea, will be honorary pallbearers.
Funeral services for Beulah Jenkins Barber, 83, of El Cajon, Calif., (formerly of Bay City), are scheduled for 11 a. m. Friday, Feb. 17, 1995, at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel of Bay City with the Rev. James Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Mrs. Barber was born March 7, 1911, in Bay City to Norman Lee Jenkins Sr. and Hester Ann Allen-Jenkins and died Feb. 5, 1995, in El Cajon, Calif.
She was a member of the Baptist church and a self-employed beautician in El Cajon, Calif.
Survivors include a daughter, Loretta Barber Boone; one grandson, Johnnie R. Cleveland; a sister, Delcenia Caldwell of Houston; three other grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; 13 nieces, two nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bennie Barber; five sisters and six brothers.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, February, 1995
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
services for Agnes Holmes Barker, 91, of Austin, Tx., were held July
20, 2012 at Live Oak Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at
Manchaca United Methodist Church.
Beacon, July 25?, 2012
Cleo Barkley, 74, of Houston, Texas died January 25, 2001 at
Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston after a courageous battle
with cancer. She was born September 29, 1926 in Bay City, Texas to
the late Huelen Allen "Buck" and Cynthia Caroline "Callie" Blaylock.
Published in Victoria Advocate on June 13, 2012
Funeral Services for Linda Renaye Barnes, 36, of Bay City, Texas, will be held Saturday November 25, 1995 at 1 p. m. at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Griggs officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery in Bay City. Linda was born in Bay City, Texas January 9, 1959 to Frank Gray and Mattie Jean Sardinea, and died November 18, 1995 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton, Texas.
Linda attended Bay City High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Harambi Club, FHA, and the Distributive Education Club of America. A member of the band and also participation in all sports. She was the Freshman Class Favorite in 1974. She graduated in 1977, after High School she attended the Community College in Houston, Texas. Successfully completed Data Processing and Computer Training. She worked in the Computer field until her health failed.
Survivors include a daughter Shavondra Barnes of Bay City, Mother—Mattie Jean Barnes of Bay City, Father Frank Gray of Bay City, and adopted Father McKinley Barnes of Bay City, Texas. Grandmother—Viola Thompson of Bay City, and Celest Cook of Hungerford. Three grandchildren—Xavion Taylor, Vinshay Taylor and Justice Blackman of Bay City. Three Sisters—Talerya Barnes and Frances Gray of Bay City and Eretta Brown of Houston, Texas, and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday afternoon until 7:30 p. m. Family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p. m. in the Chapel at Green’s Mortuary.
Green’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements 2702 Ave C Bay City, Texas.
Daily Tribune, November, 1995
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Barnes, age 59, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, June 10th, at 2:00 p. m. at the Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. L. C. Cunningham, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel and Saturday from 1 til 2 p. m. at the church.
Mrs. Barnes was born January 17, 1936, in Bay City, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown, and died June 5, 1995, at her residence.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Shirley (& Larry) Rutherford of Boling, and five sons, Charles Barnes, Calvin Barnes, Kenneth Barnes, Cliff Laws and Joe Laws, all of Bay City, and a niece and nephew she reared, Tonaka and Paul Batties Jr.
Also one sister, Mrs. Christine Johnson of Bay City, and four brothers, Johnnie L Batties, Paul Batties, Johnnie B. Batties, and Lawrence Batties, all of Bay City; her step-mother, Mrs. Beulah Brown of Dallas, three step-sisters, Mrs. Beulah B. Brown and Mrs. JoAnn Brown of Dallas, and Mrs. Daisy Anderson of Egypt. Also 3 grandchildren, Karey Barnes, Brandon Barnes, and Devin Dean; special family friends, Bill & Anna June McCormick of Bay City; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers include Cecil Brown, Karey Barnes, Joe Brown, Brandon Barnes, Kenneth Whalon, and Devin Dean.
Honorary pallbearers include Charles Barnes, Calvin Barnes, Cliff Barnes, Larry Rutherford, Anthony Johnson, Johnnie B. Batties, Johnnie L. Batties, Paul Batties, Lawrence Batties and W. T. Whalon.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, June, 1995
EL CAMPO - Martha
Tobola Barr, 98, a native of El Campo, passed away on Tuesday, April
24, 2012. Mrs. Barr was born November 1, 1913 in El Campo, Tx to the
late Joseph Tobola and Anna Bartos Tobola.
Published in Victoria Advocate on April 25, 2012
LAVACA - Roberta Grace Peterson Barrier, 78, of Port Lavaca, passed
away peacefully on April 6, 2011, at the age of 78 surrounded by
family. She was born May 2, 1932, in Olivia, to Ola Mae Huddleston
Peterson and the late Oscar Alvin Peterson.
in Victoria Advocate from April 8 to April 9, 2011
Ernest F. Barron, 50, of Lane City, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011, at Houston Hospice Hospital following an extended illness.
`He was born on January 5, 1961, in Wharton, Texas, a son of Sara Flores Barron and the late John S. Barron.
Ernest was raised in Lane City and attended Wharton School District. In June of 1983 he married Carmen Yerdon.
Ernest worked in the construction field and was also an electrician for many years. He was a member of Nazareth United Methodist Church in Bay City. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, tending to his many animals, working in his yard and spending time with his family.
A visitation will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. on Thursday evening November 3, 2011, at the Wharton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2011, at the Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. Domingo Barron, Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife, Carmen Barron of Lane City; mother, Sara Barron of Bay City; daughter, Sara Barron of Lane City; sons, Ernest Barron and wife Leslie of Wharton and Albert Barron and wife Justine of Sicily, Italy; sisters, Elizabeth Oros of Bay City, Herminia Thompson and husband Steve of San Antonio; brothers, Elezar Barron of Bay City, John Barron Jr. and wife Amy of Cypress and Domingo Barron Sr. and wife Debra of Wallis; grandchildren, Ernest Craig Barron III, Brandon Scott Barron, and Seth Ryan Limas. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews along with a host of close friends.
Pallbearers will be Jon Barron, Karl Sidney, Esau Rodriguez, Johnathon Cordova, James Spencer, Fermin Flores, Patricio Flores and Francisco Flores.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Barron, Albert Barron, Ernest Barron III, Brandon Barron, Seth Limas, Elezar Barron, John Barron, Domingo Barron Sr., Domingo Barron Jr., Israel Barron, David Pleasant, Larry Anderson, Martin Velasquez, Carlos Velasquez, Joe Vasquez, Raymond Vasquez, Rene Rodriguez, Javier Solis, Daryl Norris, and Randy Vasquez.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Houston Hospice of El Campo, PO Box 1417, El Campo, Texas 77437, the Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030 or the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Funeral services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.
Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 2, 2011
BAY CITY Matagorda County, Texas] - Johnny Vicente Barron, 58, of
Bay City, died Sunday, March 23, 2003.
Hudson “Cuter” Bates, Sr. went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Cuter was born October 2, 1936 in Bayou La Batre, Alabama to the late Rollie Robert & Anna Augusta Seaman Bates. Cuter was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.
Hudson married Eunice Wilson Bates and they settled in Palacios, Texas to raise a family. He made his living on the waters of Matagorda Bay as a Fisherman/Shrimper for 56 years. He was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Marine Related Man of the year award in 1991 and in 1980, 81, 82 and 84 he was honored with the award for being the top producing boat on Matagorda Bay. His passions in life were his family, hunting, spending time at deer camp and serving the lord.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 ½ years, Eunice Wilson Bates; children Cheryle Todd, Rhonda Glenn, Hudson Bates, Jr. & wife Linda, Velenda Brune & husband Terry, Brian Bates, Sr. & wife Candice; 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren with one on the way; and brother Dexter “Tunce” Bates. Three brothers Jack, Tooker, & Hokey Bates all preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 7PM to 9PM Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Brune officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Morrison, Jr., Russell Morrison, John Rollie Glenn, Hudson Merle Bates, Wayne Brune, & Brian Bates, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Nelo Seaman, Ted Bates, Jr., W. C. Greenlaw, Blackie Longoria, Douglas Callais, Lenny Kunefke, Frederick Woodland & John Glenn, Jr. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, North Texas Regional Office, 5429 LBJ Frwy, Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75240-2617.
Funeral services for Tarvette Devon Baugh, 36, of Houston, Texas will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at New Fellowship Tabernacle Church located at 600 Matthews Street in Bay City, Texas with the Pastor A.H. Floyd as the eulogist.
Burial will follow at Burial Association Cemetery in Van Vleck, Texas.
A wake from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012, will be held at Bill Clair Family Mortuary Inc., Fairchild Chapel, 2603 Southmore Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004, (713) 522-9030.
Victoria Advocate, August 7, 2012
Johnny Lee Bearrick, 50, of Bay City, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at his residence following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born on November 8, 1961, in Wharton, Texas, the son of the late Joe Palmer Bearrick and Christine Marie Sanders Bearrick.
Mr. Bearrick was raised in the Wharton area and attended school in Boling. He was a carpenter by trade. Johnny enjoyed fishing, camping and being outdoors with his family. He was a member of College Heights Baptist Church in Wharton.
In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by: his sister, Sharon Strickland and brother, Joe Bearrick.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the chapel of Wharton Funeral Home in Wharton with the Rev. Don Hurley officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.
Survivors include: his wife, Barbie Brewer; son, Travis Bearrick and daughter, Elizabeth Brewer, all of Bay City; sisters, Darlene Byrd and husband Johnny, Janie Zahradnik, Joyce Brenk and Judy Wernly all of Wharton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Daryl Brenk, CJ Roberts, Daniel Zahradnik, Roger Wilson Michael Martinez and Gary Wooten. Honorary Pallbearer will be Johnny Wayne Byrd.
He will be long remembered, and missed, by his many friends and large family for his many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness during his lifetime.
In lieu of usual remembrances the family requests memorials to MD Anderson Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030.
Funeral services are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home, Inc.
Bay City Tribune, May 30, 2012
Funeral services for Ms. Lou Nell Beasley, age 57, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, September 23, 1995, at 2 p. m., at the Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. K. J. Griggs 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 1 to 2 p. m. at the church.
Ms. Beasley was born in Matagorda to Robert Beasley and Willie Martin Beasley, Friday, May 6, 1938, and died Saturday September 15, 1995, at Sweeny Community Hospital in Sweeny.
After the death of her mother, Willie Martin Beasley, April 28, 1945, Lou Nell, her three sisters and four brothers were reared by their aunt, Mrs. Ora Lee Anderson, who loved and cared for them as though they were her own.
Prior to the declining health which curtailed her activities, Lou Nell was a graduate of Hilliard High School in Bay City, and furthered her education at Mary Allen College in Crockett, Texas.
Survivors include two sons, Craig Beasley and Ira Schooler, both of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Anne Lee Schooler of Bay City, and one brother, Leroy Beasley of Shreveport, Louisiana. Also four aunts, Mrs. Emma Patterson, Mrs. Ora Lee Anderson (who reared her), Mrs. Elcena Gipson and Mrs. Lydia Gipson, all of Bay City, and three uncles, Louis Martin, Walter Martin and William Martin, all of Bay City. She also leaves one great-aunt, Mrs. Helen Edison of Bay City, five grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Willie Martin Beasley, three sons, Willie Ray Beasley, Robert Earl Beasley and Mark DeVille Beasley. Also two sisters, Wilma Monroe and Josephine Beasley, and three brothers, Van Roy Beasley, Charles Beasley and Johnnie Martin.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, September, 1995
Graveside services for
Marjie Purswell Beasley, 85, of Tyler, Tx., and formerly of
Frankston, Tx., were held March 30, 2012 at Harvey Cemetery in
Broaddus, Tx. with Davy Carter officiating.
Palacios Beacon, March 28?, 2012
Mrs. Jessie Alice Bell, 92, of Bay City died Friday, April 2, 2004
in a Bay City hospital after a long fulfilling life. She was born on
September 10, 1911 in Louise, the daughter of the late Leonard
Barker and Dora Alice Allen Barker.
Matthew Kendall Bell, 34, passed away quietly, surrounded by family,
on July 1, 2012 from an extended illness. He was our beloved son,
brother, grandson, uncle and friend.
Matthew, you are loved by many. Throughout your illness you showed
courage, gratitude and kindness, sometimes comforting those who were
caring for you. You will be greatly missed, but will remain in our
hearts and thoughts always.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Schmidt Funeral Home, in Katy. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Hawley Cemetery, in Blessing, Texas.
Angela Louise Benavidez, 68, of Markham, passed away on June 17, 2012.
She was born on October 24, 1943, in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late John and Georgia Solis Montez.
She is survived by: her husband, Guillermo “Willie” Benavidez of Markham; daughters, Cynthia Davis and husband Coby of Clinton, Tennessee, Mary Helen Benavidez and husband Lupe Garcia of Markham, Yolanda Johnson and husband Larry Dean of Markham; son, Willie Benavidez, Jr. of Markham; grandchildren, Tabatha Ann Benavidez, Daniel Ray Garcia and wife Kimberly Yvette, Coby Brian Davis, II and wife Tanita, Nick Vedder Johnson, Nadia Angelina Johnson, Savannah Georgia Benavidez; great-grandchildren, Jordan Ray Garcia, LeBron D’Angelo Garcia, Julius Ray Garcia, Paris Davis, Coby Brian Davis, III; sisters, Esther Garcia and husband Wally of Galveston, Lupe Quintana and husband Johnny of Angleton, Julia Hernandez and husband Frank of Clifton; brothers, Manuel Montez of Pearland, David Montez and Gilbert Montez both of El Campo.
Her parents and brothers, Tony and Daniel Montez, preceded her in death.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at St. Robert’s Catholic Church with the Deacon Margarito Cervanez officiating.
Burial will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are James Quintana, Eleno Martinez, Jacob Fernandez, Rumaldo Benavidez, Jr.,Anthony Montez, and Randy Montez.
Words of condolences may be shared with the family at triskafuneralhome.com.
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.
Bay City Tribune, June 20, 2012
Elsie Virginia Hanvey Benedict, 94, of Bay City, passed away
Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Seabreeze Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center in Bay City.
HOUSTON - Funeral services for Linda Bennett, 57, of Houston, will
be held Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m., at Washington Chapel A.M.E.
Church in Sweeny. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Duncan-Roberts Funeral
Home Chapel in Bay City.
Published in Victoria Advocate on March 25, 2011
Celestine “Pinkie” Billingsley, 84, of Bay City passed away March 13, 2012. She was born May 2, 1927 in Rosebud, Texas to the late Johnny Warren Good and Rebecca Segler Good. She was a realtor in Matagorda County for many years.
Her husband Max William Billingsley and daughter Zena Beth Billingsley both preceded her in death. Survivors include son Michael William Billingsley and wife Lisa of Wharton and grandson Michael Jeremy Billingsley.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Thursday March 15, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Chapel with Rev. Jeff Gantz officiating. Interment will be 4:00 PM Wednesday at Phillips Cemetery in Travis, Texas. Michael Jeremy Billingsley and Sammie Little will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Zena Beth Billingsley, 46, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
She was born November 19, 1964 in Miami, Oklahoma, to Max William Billingsley and Celestine “Pinkie” Billingsley. Formerly of Miami, Oklahoma, she was a resident of Bay City for the past three years and worked as a provider.
She is survived by: her daughter: Shelsea Kinsey of Houston; her son, Zachry Kinsey of Bay City; her mother, “Pinkie”Billingsley of Bay City; brother, Michael William Billingsley of Wharton; and by one granddaughter.
Her father, Max William Billingsley, preceded her in death.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Bro. Max Pluss officiating. Interment will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, at Phillips Cemetery in Travis, Falls County, Texas
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, (979) 245-4613.
Bay City Tribune,
Sunday, June 12,
Elmer Billington went to be with his Lord on April 15, 2011.
Elmer was born on December 10, 1916, in Velasco, Texas, to the late Leroy Philip and Martha Jane Boring Billington.
He proudly served his country during WWII in the US Navy. He was a Merchant Marine engineer on the Sea Train Line, retiring in 1971. His occupation led him to travels around the world.
He was a dedicated family man, loving his wife of 69 years, his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He resided in Cedar Lane for 64 years and was a member of the Cedar Lane Baptist Church family.
He is survived by: his daughters, Christine Burwell, Martha Kolojaco and husband Robert, Linda Kennedy and husband Matt, Kay Atherton and husband Lloyd, and Carol LeMaster and husband Joe; by his son, Thomas Billington and wife Kelly; by 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his loving wife, Mary Lou Billington; a son, John Edmond Billington; and by 10 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, at the Cedar Lane Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Roach and the Rev. Maurice Morrow officiating.
Burial will follow at the Phair Cemetery in Brazoria County.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Gerald Burwell, Jr., Kevin Kolojaco, David Penny, Brad Atherton, William Atherton, Brett Atherton, Brian LeMaster, Chris LeMaster, and Christopher James Billington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cedar Lane Baptist Church Building Fund, 12586 FM-457, Bay City, TX 77414.
Online condolences may be shared with the family email@example.com.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX 979-245-4613.
Bay City Tribune,
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Lucy Lee Bingham, age 59, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012 following a short battle with lung cancer in her home in Cushing.
Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Cushing and will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Cushing, Oklahoma with the Pastor Roger White officiating. Burial will follow the Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, Oklahoma.
The daughter of the late Lester Raymond Creel and Leila (Hutchinson) Creel, Lucy was born on June 10, 1952 in Iraan, Texas.
She was reared and educated in Lawton, Oklahoma graduating from Eisenhower High School with the class of 1970 and later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in business management from Florida State University.
In 1971 she entered into the United States Navy where she served until 1979. While in the Navy, Lucy met and married Owen Bingham who was also in the Navy and to this union three children, Misty, Amber, and Dustin were born.
The couple traveled extensively while in the Navy and lived in various places across the United States and the world including Florida, Maryland, and Cuba (where their three children were born) and Georgia and Scotland.
Lucy moved to Bay City, Texas in 1991 where she lived until 1999 when she moved to Cushing. While living in Cushing she worked for Enercon Services, which did remediation on the old Kerr McGee site in Cushing. Following her work with Enercon she traveled extensively while working as a health physics technician.
Lucy was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and in her spare time she loved to work in her flower gardens, spend time with her dog, Max, and her cat, Sox, and frequent the casinos where she loved to play Mystic Mermaid slot machines.
Survivors include: her daughter, Amber Lee Bingham of Lenexa, Kansas; three grandchildren, Nevaeh Lee Bingham and her mother Tisha Mitchell, Devon Michael Bingham-Meek, and Bridgit Elizabeth Morganna Bartlett and her parents, Brian and Eileen Bartlett; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Lucy was preceded in death by: her son, Dustin Michael Leonard Bingham; one daughter, Misty Brandy Bingham; and one brother, Lamar Ray Creel.
Condolences and an online guestbook are available at www.PalmerMarlerFH.com
Bay City Tribune, June 12, 2012
Ryman Lee “Tex” Birdwell, 38, of Friendswood passed away March 31, 2012 after a lengthy battle with Diabetes (Brittle). He was born in Bay City, Texas on March 7, 1974. He graduated from Perry High School in Perry, GA and attended both Wharton County Jr. College and Alvin Community College. He worked as a computer technician and programmer.
Survivors include parents Susan and Mark Rosell of Friendswood; 2 sisters Priscilla Elizabeth Rosell of Lufkin, TX and Erica Annette Rosell of Friendswood; brother Frank N. Birdwell of Fort Riley, KS; 2 aunts Carol Gibson of Friendswood and Mary Phillips of El Campo; cousins Josh Phillips of El Campo, Leslie Farquhar and husband Davis and their 2 children Tyson and Julia all of El Campo.
Friends and relatives may visit from 1pm until 8pm both Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Please remember Ryman by giving to JDRF National; 26 Broadway; New York, NY 10004.
www.taylorbros.net Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
James E. Birkner, 86, of Bay City, died June 9, 2001 at the Bay
Villa Nursing Center in Bay City following a long illness. James was
born in Manshack, Texas on August 8, 1914 to parents William Henry
and Theresa Siebert Birkner but was a longtime resident of Bay City
where he worked for many years as a mason and bricklayer.
BAY CITY - Avis Radke Bissett, 90, of Bay City, died Jan. 27, 2004.
Ila Elizabeth Black, 84, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas died
Thursday, May 17, 2001 at National Park Medical Center. She was born
on April 5, 1918 in Lauderdale County, Miss., the daughter of Clyde
Brown and Lossie Franklin Brown.
Darrell Blackwell, 64, of Huntsville, Texas,
died April 17, 2001 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital in Huntsville.
Our “Mommy” Elizabeth Anne Vavra Blackwell died peacefully while surrounded by her children and grandchildren on July 17, 2012.
She was born September 19, 1914 in the Birch Community in Burleson County, Texas to the late Frank Vavra and Johnna Popek Vavra.
Her family was her entire life.
At the age of 65 she proudly achieved her GED from Bay City High School. In her later years she enjoyed travel with her sisters.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Julian W. Blackwell; infant son, Thomas Frank Blackwell; stepdaughter, Ruth Varga and grandson, Cole Watson.
Survivors include: daughters, Bettye Jo Lowry and husband Lacey, Minnie Waddell and husband Bobby and Susan Carr and husband Frank; son, Luther Wayne Blackwell and wife Patsy; stepson, Julian Blackwell and Wife Carol; sister, Alma McKissick; sisters-in-law, Wilma Vavra and Geneva Jensen; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mass was held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Greg Korenek officiating.
Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Scott Lowry, Kevin Watson, Nathan Carr, Garret Gann, John Kowis and Edward Vavra.
Please make memorials in her name to Holy Cross School; 2001 Katy; 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, July 25, 2012
Photos courtesy of Betty Crosby
Irene Helen Blaylock, 81, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011 in Rincon, GA. She was born August 24, 1930 in Bedford, OH to Timothy Kelly and Helen V. Campano Kelly. Formerly a long time resident of Bay City, she has resided in Rincon, GA for the past 6 months. She was employed over 30 years with Shipley Donuts and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church of Bay City.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Vicki & Wayne McDonald of Bay City, Debra & Dana Keller of East Bernard, Sandra & Edmund Hickl of Sweeny and Dorene & Rob Horton of Rincon, GA; by her sons and daughters-in-law: Virgil & Pam Blaylock of Louise, Timothy Blaylock of Van Vleck, and Richard & Mary Blaylock of Bay City; by her sisters: Dorothy Truxell of Cleveland, OH and Linda Slone of Ft. Stockton, TX; by brother: Charles Kelly of Cypress, CA; and by 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents: Timothy & Helen Kelly; a son, Kelly Blaylock, a sister, Betty Kelly and a brother, James Kelly.
The Rosary will be at 7:00 PM Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, October 10, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church of Bay City, with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Wayne McDonald Jr., Bart McDonald, E.J. Hickl, Derrick Keller, Lee Blaylock, Ricky Blaylock Jr. and Zackery Jalowy.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Savannah, Inc., at PO Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416-0190 or at (888)355-4911.
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.
Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham
A memorial service for
Frances A. Blomberg, 82, of Palacios, Tx., will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Neil H. Blomberg was born July 29, 1923 and died September 18, 1996. He was survived by his wife, Frances Comstock Blomberg of Palacios, and children Kathleen, David Lee and wife, Mary of Palacios and Mary Beth Barker of the Fort Worth area.
He is buried at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing.
Hawley Cemetery records
Rockport - Melvin James Blum, 89, a resident of Rockport, since
1983, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007 at a Corpus Christi
hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 1917, in Bay City [Matagorda County,
Texas], to John and Sarah Blum.
Virginia "Jennye" Blum, 79, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2000 in
Aransas Pass, Texas. She has been a resident of Rockport since 1983
and was a member of First Baptist Church in Rockport. Prior to
moving to Rockport, she had been a resident of Bay City, Texas.
Willard Victor Bonds
Willard Victor Bonds, 86, of Markham
passed away Monday, August 20, 2007 at his residence.
Edna Bonds, 87, of Markham, passed
away Sunday, April 18, 2004 at her residence. She was born in
Elkhart, Texas on October 20, 1916.
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Bonner, Jr., age 61, of Bay City, were held Tuesday, September 19, at 1:00 p. m. at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. Kevin O. Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Mr. Bonner was born Thursday, September 13, 1934, to Willie Bonner, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Fisher Bonner, in Bay City, and died Thursday, September 14, 1995, at his residence in Bay City.
Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Edna Tone (& Charles) and Mrs. Margaret Cooper (& Jeddie), all of Bay City. Also two brothers and sisters-in-law, L. V. Sanford (& Hattie) and John L. Bonner (& Diana), all of Bay City.
He also leaves one maternal aunt, Mrs. Addie Latham of Wharton, and one maternal uncle, M. C. Allen of Bay City. Also a host of nieces and nephews, their relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Bonner, December 16, 1940, his mother, Johnnie Mae Bonner, July 9, 1975, and his father, Willie Bonner, Sr., December 4, 1975. Also three sisters, Sharlett Bonner, August 22, 1987, Ruth Green, February 9, 1992, and Wilma Brooks, August 23, 1995.
Active pallbearers include his nephews and cousins, with honorary pallbearers including friends in the family.
Arrangements were with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, September 14, 1995
Earl E. Boots, 63, of Bay City passed away Saturday, May 29, 2004 at
the Matagorda General Hospital. Earl was born in Mallory, New York
on August 27, 1940 to parents Earl Edwin and Lucille Johnson Boots.
Lorna Mae Boots, 74, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Sugar Land. She was born June 7, 1936 in Lisbon, NY to the late Royal H. and Ruby Baker Martin. She has been a resident of Matagorda County since 1980 and was a Certified Nursing Aid with Bay Villa Healthcare Center, until her retirement.
She is survived by her daughter: Vicky Schafer and husband Ben of Bay City; by her sons: Kevin E. Boots and Dennis M. Boots, both of Indianapolis, IN; her sisters: Elsie Derouchie of Ogdensburg, NY and Mary Middlemiss of Lisbon, NY; her brothers: Bill, Lester, and Bob Martin, all of Lisbon, NY; and by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; by husband: Earl E. Boots; by sons: Jeffrey G. Boots and Chris Boots; and by her sister: Orpha Middlemiss.
Visitation will begin at 12 noon on Friday, February 18, 2011 at the funeral home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Cedarvale Cemetery, on Golden Avenue, with Rev. Lee Watson officiating.
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.
George T. Bowers
Vic Spoor was in Bay City Sunday to attend the funeral services of Mr. George T. Bowers, who passed away suddenly Friday afternoon.
Mr. Bowers had been a resident of Matagorda County for a number of years, and was widely known. The large following of friends to pay their last respects attested the high esteem and love held for him.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, and
five sons, also a sister and brother, of Lockhart.—Palacios
Beacon, January 1, 1948
Leona Inez New Boyd, 82, of Bay City died December 25, 2002 at the
Matagorda Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Harry B. Brady, Jr., 78, of Bay City was called home on Saturday,
June 30, 2001. He was born January 21, 1923 at Baylor Hospital in
Dallas to the late Harry B. Brady, Sr. and Alberta Quillin Brady.
James C. Brady, a prominent local attorney and businessman, passed
from this life after a long and courageous battle with cancer on
Oct. 20, 2003.
Michael Daniel Branson, 12, of Bay City, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000.
He was born January 18, 1988 in Wharton to Michael Robert and Susan
Ellen McMahon Branson.
Jeri Suzanne Bodenburg Branstetter, 47, of Houston, died September
26, 2002 at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston. She was born August 28,
1955 in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany to the late Gerald L. and Bettye
Carter Bodenburg, Jr.
CEDAR LANE -
Leola Bree, 88, formerly of Cedar Lane, passed away May 19, 2012.
be from 2 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Published in Victoria Advocate on May 24, 2012
Nathan Dean Brennan, our wonderful miracle baby, went
to be with our Lord on Aug. 8, 2011.
Palacios Beacon, August 24, 2011
Jeanette Gayle Brewer, 62, of El Campo went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 19, 2012. She was born on September 8, 1949 in Bay City to the late Bill & Johnnie Roe Tucker. Jeanette was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She is survived by her 4 children: Judy York & (Timothy) of El Campo, Kenneth Brewer & (Tara) of Bay City, Barbie Brewer & (Johnny) of Bay City, Johnny Brewer & (Stacie) of South Carolina; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Patricia Wilson of Bay City and Billie LeMaster of Old Ocean; and many other loving family and friends. Jeanette’s parents and husband Kenneth Lee Brewer preceded her in death.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, May 25, 2012 ta Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Brad Bennetsen, Michael Horton, Dustin Morales, Clarence Morales, Douglas Searles, and Robert Searles. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Adam York, James Brewer, and Travis Bearrick.
Ricky Lee Benn Brinkman, Sr. was born at Dow Chemical Hospital Freeport, Texas, to Stanley Ralph Brinkman Sr. and Bernice Elaine Benn Brinkman. He graduated from Somerville High School in 1971.
On March 23, 1974, he married his wife of 38 years, Beatrus. He retired from the City of Bay City as the Assistant Director of Public Works and continued his career as Director of Public Works for the City of Richwood. When he wasn’t working he enjoyed spending every chance he could with his wife, children, family and friends and, most of all, his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by: his father; brother, Stanley Ralph Brinkman Jr.; and sister-in-law, Kathy Like Brinkman.
Survivors include: wife, Beatrus Brinkman of Bay City; daughter, Stephanie Garza (and Jerry) of Van Vleck; son, Ricky Brinkman Jr. (and Christy) of Gatesville; mother, Bernice Elaine Benn Brinkman of Somerville; sister, Gina Engelmann (and Dennis) of Caldwell; brothers, Randy Brinkman, Aldie Brinkman (and Alice), Sammy Brinkman (and Carol) all of Somerville; four grandsons, Joseph, Jonathan, and Jordan Garza and Ricky Lee Benn Brinkman III; one step-grandson, Eric Wise, and one step-granddaughter, Cassandra Garza; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He will always be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He will be truly missed.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2001 Katy, Bay City, Texas.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorials to St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Development office P.O. Box 20269, Houston, TX 77225.
Bay City Tribune, July 25, 2012
BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Iva Lee Broadwater, 69, of Bay
City, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.
Jack Randall Brock, 83, of Naples, Texas, passed away on July 10, 2011, at an Omaha, Texas, nursing home.
He was born on April 1, 1928, to M. G. and Clyde Brock.
Jack graduated from Naples High School in 1945. He was a 50+ year member of the Belden Masonic Lodge in Naples, was a team roper, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
He served in the United States Navy and was a law enforcement officer in Columbus, Texas, and Bay City, Texas. He attended Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Marietta, Texas.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Mary Ann Brock, Marietta, Texas; one uncle, Bill Brock, Huntsville, Texas; two grandsons, David Brock, Lexington Park, Maryland and Christopher Brock, Bryans Mill, Texas, and numerous other relatives
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Harrison Funeral Chapel, Naples, Texas, with the Revs. David Hazelwood and Bryan Peck. Interment will follow and be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bryans Mill, Texas.
The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Bay City Tribune,
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Glenn Raymond Brooks passed away on February 17, 2011, at his home in Katy, Texas, at the age of 77.
Born on July 4, 1933, in Idabel, Oklahoma, he resided in Houston for nearly 50 years.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, William B. Brooks and Ruth Epperson Brooks; his brother, William E. Brooks; and his nephew Bill Brooks.
Glenn attended Bay City High School, class of 1951. He attended University of Houston before beginning a 40-plus year career in the natural gas measurement industry. Glenn served in the United States Marine Corps.
He married his high school sweetheart, Sylvia Williams in 1954 and had recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.
Glenn is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Sylvia Williams Brooks of Katy, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn Jr. and Vicki Brooks of Houston, Darrell and Dana Brooks of Katy; daughter and son-in-law, Shari and Jerry Herrington of Houston; grandsons, William and Brian Brooks of Katy; and nieces, Charlotte Brown of Bay City and Connie Stavinoha of Houston.
Please contact Memorial Oaks Funeral Home (Houston) 281-497-2210 for pending services information.
Bay City Tribune, Sunday, February 20, 2011
[Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas]
M. A. “Mickey” Brooks, 72 of West Columbia passed from this life on January 21, 2011 in Lake Jackson He was born to William A. & Sammy Brooks in Pledger , Texas.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sandy of West Columbia, Sons, Michael Brooks of Missouri City And Jim Brooks & wife, Tina of West Columbia, and granddaughters, Kristina and Brittney. He is also survived by many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mickey is preceded in death by his parents , a daughter, Glynda Lynn Brooks and a brother, James V. Dalton.
Funeral services will be held on Tues. Jan 25, 2011 at 2pm at First Baptist Church in West Columbia with Bro D O Foster officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Baker Funeral Home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Mickey's name to the First Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Baker Funeral Home 634 S Columbia Dr West Columbia
The Facts, January 23, 2011
Funeral services for Sylvester Boone, 54, of Markham, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City with the Rev. Murray Martin, pastor, and the Rev. James Ashton, Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation and guest book register will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel. He was born in El Campo, Texas, August 31, 1957, to Willie Boone and Selena Gaskin Boone, and passed away March 8, 2012, in Edna, Texas. Survivors include: two daughters and one son, Tamika, Tiffany and Brian Boone; one sister, Leona Boone; and one brother, James Boone all of Houston; and six grandchildren. Also an enormous host of other relatives and friends. Online condolences may be shared with the family at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax 979-245-1537. Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Ave C, Bay City, Texas 77414; phone 979-245-5197.
Bay City Tribune, March 14, 2012
Bertha Irene Robidoux Broughton, 91, long time resident of Bay City,
died May 20, 2000 at the Matagorda House. Bertha, daughter of the
late Phillip Fraizer and Essie Mae Henry Robidoux, was born Jan. 8,
1906 in Port Lavaca, Texas. Following her mother's death in her
infancy, she was reared in foster care by the William Edward Bedford
family of Matagorda, Texas. Bertha attended Southwestern University
and taught in a country school for one year. She married Edward D.
Broughton on March 23, 1935. They settled in Bay City in 1942 in a
loving marriage of 49 years, until his death in 1984. She generously
gave of her time and talents by serving her community in many local
organizations; Eastern Star, Pink Ladies, and the First United
Methodist Church. To her many friends and family she shared her
loving concerns and kindness. She worked in banking for the City of
Bay City, Gulf Coast Rice Farms and retired in 1971 after 15 years
as tax assessor for the Bay City Independent School District.
BAY CITY - Funeral services for the Rev. Cleophus Brown Sr., 76, of
Bay City, will be Saturday, April 2, 2011, 11 a.m., at Mother Zion
Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Murray Martin eulogizing.
Donald M. Brown, 83, of Van Vleck, passed away February 26, 2002, at
the Matagorda Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bay City. He was
born in Springfield, Penn. on October 5, 1918 to parents Frank
Forrest and Amanda Catherine Tate Brown.
Florence Brown, 88, of Bay City, passed away Monday, April 23, 2001
in Houston, Texas.
Funeral service for Harry Moley Brown, Sr., 74 of Bay City will be Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake with Rev. Kenneth Bree officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Cedar Lake, Texas.
He died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Matagorda Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bay City, Texas. Harry accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Bethlehem Christian Church. He attended public school in the Cedar Lake School, Cedar Lake, TX and O.H. Herman High School in Van Vleck, TX. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing dominoes. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family at family gatherings.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Shakespeare and Lucy Brown; sisters; Alzenia Brown, Angeline Edison, Cora Sibley, Victoria Brown, Flora Hunt and Lola Bryant and brothers; Shakespeare Brown, Jr. (Buddy) and Gifford Brown.
He is survived by his Wife: Johnnie S. Brown, Children: Harry Brown, Jr. (Demitra), Michael Brown, Lawrence Brown, Maurice Brown , Leanor (Tina) Brown, Jean Morgan (Charles), Felecia Whitaker (Morgan), Clifton Johnson and Michael Parks, step-son; Lawrence Johnson, Jr. (Shelia), Brother, Hosea Brown (Patricia); Sisters, Cleopatra Thomas (Charles), Luberta Brown, Lydia Dailey and Lucy Tyson (Edward). A Special Friend: Joyice. He also leaves a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Active pallbearers will be Roy Brown, Charles R. Thomas, Wayne Dailey, Terrence Brown, Martin Dailey and Phelp Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and
Visitation will be Friday, August 10,
2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria.
There will be viewing at the church on Saturday, August 11, 2012
from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. only. There will be no viewing
Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home at (979)798-9113.
Dixon Funeral Home, Inc.
Funeral services for Kermit Brown, Sr., 75, of Pledger, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Grove Hill Baptist Church in Pledger with the Rev. Derrick Blount, eulogist. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery.
He was born in Bay City, Texas, December 3, 1936, to James Brown, Sr. and Rutha Parks Brown, and passed away February 19, 2012, in Pledger, Texas.
Survivors include: one son, Kermit Brown Jr. of Wallis, Texas; three daughters, Vanessa Parks of Bay City, Rosalind Diggs and Kerrenda Brown, both of Houston; and a stepson, Fred Middleton; also two grandchildren, Herman and Shonette Brown; one great-grandson, Jaeden Ward. Also two brothers, Johnnie Brown of Wharton and A.J. Brown of Bay City; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at email@example.com or by fax 979-245-1537.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas 77414, 979-245-5197.
Tribune, Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Palacios Beacon, March 14 or 21,
BAY CITY - Funeral
services for Nelson Brown, 94, of Bay City, who passed away June 16,
2011, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Tyree Chapel
A.M.E. Church in Bay City, the Rev. Willie Myles, eulogist. Burial
will follow at Eastview Cemetery.
Published in Victoria Advocate on June 22, 2011
Sandra Loggins Brown, 68, beloved wife and mother
went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 2, 2011.
Palacios Beacon, May, 2011
HOUSTON - Funeral
services for Willie Lee Brown, 90, of Houston, formerly of Markham,
will be Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11:00 am at Mother Zion
Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. Murray Martin,
Pastor and Rev. Ashton, officiating. Burial will be in Eastview
Cemetery in Bay City. Viewing will be one hour before funeral only.
Victoria Advocate on April 6, 2012
Mary Texanna Willburn Buckalew, 86, was born at Spearman, Hansford
County, TX to David Hyron Willburn and Louisa R. Ward Willburn on
April 5, 1921.
PALACIOS - Bertie
Mae Buffaloe, 94, of Palacios, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
She was born Oct. 20, 1916, in Mabank, to the late Sel A. Buffaloe
and Ruth Beatrice McDonald Buffaloe. She was homemaker, a
beautician, and a Baptist.
Published in Victoria Advocate on June 4, 2011
Elisa G. “YaYa” Bullard, went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 13, 2012.
Elisa was born February 12, 1938 in Bay City, Texas to the late John and Isabelle Villela Garza.
Elisa was a retired cosmetologist after 40 plus years.
She was a loving wife, who also enjoyed cooking, sewing, and caring for her family and friends.
Preceding her in death were: brothers, Santino Magnia, Henry Magnia, Paul Magnia and sister, Julia Chavez.
Survived by: her loving husband of 38 years, Lonnie Bullard; sisters Lala Alvarado and husband Andrew, JoAnn Losoya and husband Joe,and Carol Flores and loving sister-in-laws, Sally Magnia, Adela Magnia and Lupe Magnia.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home in Bay City.
Rosary and funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2011 respectively at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing with the Father Peter Yeboah-Amanfo presiding.
Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net
Bay City Tribune, July 25, 2012
Clarence Thomas Bunk, 85, of Bay City, died December 25, 2004 at
Matagorda General Hospital.
Theresa Mae Bunk, 85, of Bay City died April 24, 2003 at the Legacy.
She was born in Wadsworth, Texas on July 27, 1917, the only daughter
of John and Mary Herreth Bunk, members of pioneering Matagorda
County families. Mrs. Bunk was a member of Holy Cross Catholic
Church and a lifelong resident of Matagorda Co. She graduated from
old Gulf High School and was a graduate of San Antonio Beauty
College. She owned and operated Theresa’s Beauty Parlor in Bay City
for many years.
Carol Burchfield, 63, of Bay City, died July 14, 2000, at Matagorda
General Hospital in Bay City.
Katherine Lorena Burns, 62, of Lolita, Tx., passed
away June 10, 2011. Private family services will be held at a later
On March 14, 2012 our Angel, Charlotte Ann Burrough was taken home to be with her heavenly father. Charlotte was born on July 25, 1939 in Beeville, Texas to the late Wiley and Zelda Blanche Woodward Stuart. Charlotte moved to Bay City in 1942, graduating from Bay City High School in 1958. She met the love of her life in 1955 when she was a sophomore. Charlotte attended Victoria Beauty College. Johnny & Charlotte were married on July 25, 1959. In 1976 they moved their family to Alaska and returned to Texas in 1991. Charlotte was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Charlotte was kind and truly genuine, always putting her family first.
She leaves her long time best friend & husband of 52 years Johnny Burrough, son, David Burrough of Van Vleck, daughter & son-in-law David & Terri Burrough Smith of Anchorage, Alaska, her 3 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Charlotte is pre-deceased by her parents, her brothers, Wiley Gene Stuart & Robert Stuart.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, March 16, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday March 17, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers, David L. Burrough, Dustin Curley, Michael Stuart, Ronnie Young, Steve Harris, and Andy Harris.
www.taylorbros.net Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
Marylyn Kay McCroskey Busha died unexpectedly Sunday, May 27, 2012.
Marylyn was born September 28, 1942 in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from French High School in Beaumont and attended North Texas State University in Denton.
She married Donald Busha in 1973. They lived in Houston until 1976 when they moved to Bay City.
Marylyn was active as a board member of the Lower Colorado Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. She was an avid amateur photographer and a member of the Art League of Bay City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Irvin and Dorothy Farrand Ludgate McCroskey.
She is survived by: her husband, Donald Austin Busha of Bay City; brother, Michael Randall McCroskey of Sugar Land, Texas; sister, Marsha Karen McCroskey Elrod of Cedar Creek, Texas; sons, Bob (Robert Darrell) Busha of Dallas and Donald Austin Busha, II, of Houston; daughters, Casey (Karen Elizabeth) Busha of Bay City and Marla Celeste Busha of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Christ Episcopal Church in Matagorda with the Rev. Dr. James E. Ely officiating. There will be a reception following the service.
Those wishing to send flowers can have them sent to Busha Boat Works in Bay City.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Matagorda County Women’s Crisis Center in Bay City and Friends of the Bay City Animal Shelter via local vet clinics.
Bay City Tribune, May 30, 2012
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