Matagorda County Obituaries
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Tomasa Caballero

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Enrique Cadenas

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Frank Cadenas

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Allen Caldwell           Mattye Caldwell
 

Cedarvale Cemetery          Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


 
William H. Callaway

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Funeral services for Julia Perez Campos, 80, of Wharton, were held Thursday at New Faith Church with Rev. M.E. Matthews officiating. Burial followed in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas].

Mrs. Campos died Dec. 17, 2002, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born May 21, 1922, in Cuero to Nicholas Perez and Odelia Cruz.

She had been a resident of Wharton for 46 years. Mrs. Campos was a housekeeper and Baptist by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Sanchez Campos and all of her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Bill Torres of Houston, Christina and Ron Riggs of Lake Jackson, Carman Limas of Wharton, Juanita Gutierrez of Wharton, Lupe and Ben Campos of Wharton, Delia and Michael Panchero of Houston and Esther and Clayton Coats of Wharton; son, Joseph Anthony Campos Sr. of Wharton: 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

THE WHARTON JOURNAL-SPECTATOR, December 21, 2002
 

Funeral mass for Ignacio Bernudez Cantu, 54, of Bay City, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Cantu died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000 in Galveston. He was born Feb. 3, 1945 in Goliad, Texas to Julian and Guadalupe Bernudez Cantu.

He was a resident of Bay City since 1985, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a retired machine operator at Texas Gulf Sulphur Company.

He is survived by: his wife, Esther Oros Cantu of Bay City; daughters, Christelle and Laurie Cantu of Bay City; sister, Irene Juarez of Boling, Ophelia Botello of Wharton, Rebecca Montoya and Sonia Cantu of Boling; and by his brothers, Raymond Cantu of Boling and Julian Cantu, Jr. of Alief.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, February 2, 2000
 



 

Sadie Mae Carr

Cedarvale Cemetery          Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Silveria A. Carrion, 86, of Houston, died April 12, 2000 at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Clear Lake. She was born June 20, 1913 in Mexico to the late Antonio and Abrana Santillan Acosta. Mrs. Carrion was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Houston, a resident of Houston for the past 20 years and a former resident of LaWard.

Survivors include: four daughters, Maria Santos Carrion of Alvin, Teodora Carrion and San Juanita C. Nunez both of Houston and Daria Muniz of Bay City; sisters, Barbara Perez of Bay City and Santos Cruz of Kansas City, Mo; brothers, Raymond Acosta of Harlingen and Primo Acosta of Houston; six grandchildren; 13 grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Santos R. Carrion; two sisters, Marta Campos and Sista Cisneros; and by three brothers, Justo, Marcos, and Castulo Acosta.

Rosary will be 6 p.m. Sunday April 16, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday April 17, 2000 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include: Joe I. Nunes, Esmeralda C. Nunez, Teodora Carrion, Juanita Nunez, Maria Santos Carrion and Primo Acosta.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Sunday, April 16, 2000
 



 
Howard L. Carroll

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Shane Dickerson Carter

Feb. 27, 1955 - Sept. 23, 2005

Shane Dickerson Carter, of Montgomery, Texas, left this world and joined her Heavenly Father on September 23, 2005.

She was born to John and Joan Dickerson on February 27, 1955, in Bay City, Texas.

Shane grew up in Bay City and lived her early adult years there. She graduated in 1977 from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Interior Design.

A member of ASID, she was co-owner and designer of Interiors by Shane in Bay City for many years, and later was a partner in Lagniappe.

In 1988, Shane married Don Carter and moved to the Conroe area. The family has since resided in Walden on Lake Conroe.

Because of Don’s career with Edward Jones, Shane had many rewarding friendships and experiences with the Edward Jones “family.”ť

Shane was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and friend. A talented designer by training and instinct, she also was people oriented, as her former clients would attest.

Shane possessed a lifelong passion for dance, from childhood recitals, to the disco dance floor, to her middle-age tap lessons and performances.

Her positive outlook, her sense of style and her exuberant personality will be sorely missed.

Services for Shane will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2005, at Metcalf Funeral Chapel in Conroe, with the Rev. Mike Landes and the Rev. Mike Steele officiating.

A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. at Cedarvale Cemetery (north entrance) in Bay City, with the Rev. John Pope officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Metcalf Funeral Home.

Shane is survived by: her husband, Don Carter; son, Mark; parents, John and Joan Dickerson; siblings, John Dickerson III and Jane Dickerson; nieces, Evan Wheat, Lauren Wheat and Caroline Dickerson; and nephew, Hawes Dickerson.

In addition, she is survived by Lynn Longwill, Barb Holt, Rita Hinds, Diana Mathis, Cindy Garrett, Bruce Larson (Mark’s godfather) and a host of other friends and family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Carter, Don Heathcott, Jimmy Maxwell, Duane Rossmann and Bruce Larson,

In memory of Shane, donations may be made to the Montgomery County Community Foundation, 57 Blush Hill, Conroe, Texas, 77304, or the charity of your choice.

Bay City Tribune, September 28, 2005
 

William A. Carter

Cedarvale Cemetery

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BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Christopher Castillo, 47, of Bay City, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002.

He was born May 4, 1955, in Bay City, to Marsella Villanueva Castillo of Bay City and the late Filemon Castillo. He was the owner and operator of Castillo Photography.

Survivors: mother, sister, Jennifer Kay Castillo of Corpus Christi; and brother, Leo Castillo of Bay City.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, September 3, 2002
 



 
Elic Troupe Catchings

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Robert Cavazos

Rita E. Cavazos

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Consuelo Cervantes

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Daniel M. Cervantes, 60, of Bay City, died November 1, 2004 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

He was born February 26, 1944 in Cuero, Texas to the late John and Louisa Muniz Cervantes.

Daniel was a resident of Bay City the past 52 years and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3070, and was the maintenance man for Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Survivors include: wife, Mary Ann Acosta Cervantes of Bay City; son, John Christopher “Chris” Cervantes of Pflugerville, Texas; sister, Irene Ramirez of Bay City; and two grandchildren, Ty and Cloe Cervantes, both of Pflugerville, Texas.

Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, November 7, 2004
 

Funeral services for Woodrow Chancey, 71, of Bay City were scheduled for 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. W. D. Baker officiating. Burial to follow in Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City.

Mr. Chancey was born March 4, 1918, in Harvey Ark., and died Jan. 3, 1990 at his residence.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Chancey of Bay City; three sons, Jerry Chancey of Houston, Roger Chancey of Humble and Steve Chancey of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Judy Wilson of Houston; six brothers, Charles, Tommy, Kenneth, Garner, Ronnie,and Bill Chancey of Oklahoma; three sisters, Audrey Jones and Iris Bell of Oklahoma and Aleene Schubert of Arkansas and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Kyle Wilson, Jim Purdue, Jimmy Farmer, Tommy Chancey, Bill Chancey and Sam Stark.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the Organ Fund of First Baptist Church.

Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, January, 1990
 


Billy D. Chandler
July 3, 1941 – June 8, 2011

A former resident of Blessing, Texas, and longtime resident of Port LaVaca, Texas, Billy D. Chandler, born July 3, 1941, passed away from illness June 8, 2011.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, William and Jackie Chandler; and his son, Matthew Chandler.

He is survived by: his brother, Joe H. Chandler; and his sister and brother-in-law, Jack and Doris Day.

He also is survived by: his two sons, Chad Lee Chandler and Mike Chandler and his wife Trish; his daughter, Malinda Reddell and her husband Mike; as well as nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial was held, celebrating his life, in El Campo, July 23, 2011.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, July 20, 2011
 


Forrest A. Chanik
Dec. 30, 1949 ~ Aug. 29, 2011

CLEMVILLE - Forrest Adolph Chanik, 61, of Clemville, passed away at home on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. He was born in Palacios to Adolph Tom and Annie Chanik.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tommie Joe; sisters, Ruth Chanik, Lillie McElroy, Geneva Smith, and Martha Chanik; and daughter, Tonya Chanik.
He is survived by his sons, Jamie, Ira (and Tiffany May), and Darrien Chanik; daughter, Julie Lara (and husband Mario); granddaughter, Abrea; and sisters, Mittie Glass, Joyce Cowger, Olita Nance and Kay Dry.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at the Nazarene Church, 1313 Avenue G, in Bay City.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nazarene Church of Bay City.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 2, 2011
 

Adda L. Chaplin

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Arnulfo Charles
July 20, 1959 – Oct. 31, 2011

Arnulfo Charles, 52, of Bay City, passed away October 31, 2011 at his residence.

He was born on July 20, 1959, in Bay City to Louis Charles and Enedina Jimenez and worked as a painter.

He is survived by: his daughters, Brittany Charles of San Antonio and Jessica Charles of Wharton; son, Arnold Charles of Lake Jackson; four brothers, David, Arthur and Joe Charles all of Bay City and Louis Solis of Hungerford, Texas; sisters, Anna Charles, Virginia Jimenez, Irma Villarreal, Gloria Vasquez, all of Bay City.

His parents proceeded him in death.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2011, at the Rose of Sharon in Van Vleck, Texas.

Services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2011, at the Rose of Sharon.

Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Barbara Sue Smith

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 4:00 am
 

Enedina J. "Annie" Charles, 72, of Bay City died April 21, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She was born January 4, 1929 in Cuero, Texas to the late Jose and Felicitas Munoz Jimenez. Mrs. Charles was a lifelong resident of Bay City.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Oscar Jimenez, Irma and Ynes Villarreal, Jr., Eva and Joe Garza, Gloria and Danny Vasquez and Anna Charles all of Bay City; sons and daughters-in-law, David J. Charles, Sr., Edward and Pauline Charles, Arturo and Pat Charles, Joe A. and Veronica Charles and Arnold Charles all of Bay City, and Louis and Rose Solis of Hungerford; brothers, Alejandro Jimenez of Bay City and Ismael Jimenez and his wife, Rosa of Houston; 55 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband Louis R. "Richard" Charles; children, Yolanda, Steven, Gilbert, Richard "Limbo" Charles and Diana Charles Rodriguez; grandchildren, Steven Charles, Jenise Charles, Jacqueline Charles, Randolph Trevino, and Alfredo "Freddie" Gutierrez, Jr.

A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Pastor Saul Garcia, and the Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Abel Aguirre, Richard E. Charles, Chris E. Charles, Bobby E. Charles, Cory E. Charles Betancourt, Joe A. Charles, Jr. and Arthur Villarreal.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Randy L. Charles, David J. Charles, Jr., Jesse Villarreal, Joe Santos Garza, Joey Rodriguez and Guadalupe Valdez.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001AR24

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, April 24, 2001
 

Richard Charles, 52 (Limbo) a long time resident of Bay City passed away September 14, 2000.

Mr. Charles was born October 27, 1947 in Bay City to the late Louis Charles and Enedina J. Charles. He graduated from Bay City High School in 1968. He then enlisted in the U. S. Navy.

He is survived by sons, Richard Charles, Jr., Johnny Charles and wife Candy, Gilbert and Joshua Charles all of Bay City; four grandchildren; one daughter, Jessica Charles of New Braunfels, Texas; mother, Enedina J. Charles; brothers Edward Charles, David Charles, Arthur Charles, Joe Charles, Arnold Charles all of Bay City and Louis Solis of Wharton; sisters, Virginia Jimenez of Wharton, Irma Villarreal, Diana Rodriguez, Eva Garza, Gloria Vasquez, and Anna Charles all of Bay City.

He was preceeded in death by his father Louis Charles; brothers, Gilbert Charles, Steven Charles; sister Yolanda Charles; nephew Alfredo (Freddie) Gutierrez.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel and burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery at 2 p.m. Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pallbearers are to be Jesse Cordoba, Gilbert Charles, Lupe De La Rosa, Randy Charles, Louie Rodriguez, Gilbert Charles, Richard Charles, Jr., Arthur Villarreal and Porfy Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are to be Jesse Villarreal, Rene Sedillo,, Joe Rodriguez, and Santos Garza.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, Sunday, Sep 17, 2000
 

Myrtle Childers

Roselawn Memorial Park

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PALACIOS - A memorial service for Robert G. Christianson, 85, of Palacios, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Palacios.
Mr. Christianson was born April 18, 1925, in LaCrosse, Wis., to the late Casper and Esther Houska Christianson. He passed away April 10, 2011.

He graduated from LaCrosse Central High School and the University of Wisconsin. He was part of the 'Great Generation' and served in the Navy as an AEM during World War II. He worked with the FAA until retiring. Later, he went to work for STP and retired again. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as a Deacon and Elder.

He is survived by his cousin, Kathy Morrison, and niece, Linda Hunt.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia, in 1995; his second wife, Dottie, in July 2009; and son, Neal, in September 2009.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios or to the charity of donor's choice.

Published in Victoria Advocate on April 13, 2011
 

Services for Gussie Lee Clark, 78, of Edna are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Edna Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Lloyd Watson will officiate.

Clark died July 7 at a Victoria hospital.

She is survived by her sons Silburn Jefferson Clark Jr. and Gerald Clark of Edna; her brother Posey Augustus McLendon, Jr. of Bay City; and by seven grandchildren.

A member of the First Christian Church of Ganado, Clark was a member of the Edna Presbyterian Night Circle and the Eleanor Brackenridge Literary Club. She belonged to the Texana Museum and Historical Society, and was a member of the DAR, the Colonial Dames and an honorary member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Following graveside services at 4 p.m., burial is scheduled to take place at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers are to be G. A. Jennings, Bob McCarn, Troy Curlee, Burt Binderwald, J. Fisher Smith and Harvey Henderson.

Arrangements are with the Slavik Funeral Home in Edna.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, July 10, 1983
 

Willie McLendon Clark, 68, of Port Lavaca died January 6th at the Port Lavaca Hospital. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Port Lavaca. Survivors include husband, A. L. Clark of Port Lavaca; daughters, Billie Jennings of Long Mott, and Bobbie McCairn of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Mary Montgomery of Seadrift, Mrs. Eddie Henderson of Austin and Gussie Lee Clark of Edna; brother, P. A. McLendon, Jr. of Bay City, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held January 8th at the Richardson Funeral Home in Port Lavaca at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Luke Bolin of Waco officiating. Interment will be at the Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Family requests memorials given to First Christian Church in Port Lavaca.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, January 7, 1975
 

 

A memorial service for Glenn Dale ‘Popsy’ Claybourn, Jr., 87, of League City, Tx. will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Clear Creek Community Church in League City, Tx.

Glenn Dale “Popsy” or “Bubba” Claybourn, Jr. was born on Oct. 11, 1923 in Dallas, Tx. to Glenn Dale and Clara Claybourn. He passed away June 23, 2011, in League City.

Glenn’s family moved to Palacios, Texas in 1933 where he went through school. He was drafted in to the U.S. Army January 27, 1943. Glenn was inducted at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, and was transferred to Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas for basic training. In June of 1943, he was transferred to Camp Fannin in Tyler, Texas, where he served in the motor pool. While at Camp Fannin, he met, fell in love with, and married Gladys Davidson on April 30, 1944. He served in World War II in the 2nd Armored Division 41st Armored Infantry, Company F. He was wounded in the arm on October 6, 1944 in Aachen, Germany and spent the remainder of his tour in El Paso, Texas until his discharge in September of 1945. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Glenn worked for Houston Natural Gas in Palacios for many years. Throughout his career he was transferred to Beeville, Dickinson, Silsbee, Victoria, Clear Lake City and then circled back to Victoria, Texas where he went to work for Houston Pipe Line. He retired from Houston Pipe Line in 1984, and moved to their retirement home in Wimberley, Texas. More recently they moved to Kemah, Texas to be closer to their family. Glenn most recently attended Clear Creek Community Church in League City, Texas.

He is survived by his daughter, Jan Alexander and son in law, Richard Alexander of Dickinson, Texas; grandchildren: Samy Mears and husband Aaron of Dickinson, Texas, Dona Rowe and husband Corey of Pearland, Texas; great grandchildren: Reagan and Alexander Mears, and Gracelynn Rowe; Special family friend & neighbor: Christie Johnson of Wimberley, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Gladys; and his parents Glenn Dale and Clara Claybourn, and his sister, Irene “Buffy” Buffaloe, and brother in law Glenn Buffaloe.

A memorial site has been set up in honor of Glenn Dale Claybourn Jr at http://www.forevermissed.com/glenndaleclaybourn.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Glenn to Clear Creek Community Church at 999 Egret Bay Blvd. North, League City, Texas 77573.

Palacios Beacon, July, 2011
 

 

Reid Harrison Claybourn, infant son of Garrett and Tera Claybourn, passed away Aug. 13, 2011.

Graveside services will held at 2 pm Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at the Palacios Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Clayton and Holly Claybourn of Palacios, Randy and Claudia Coward of Port Lavaca and Ray and Mary Ann Hopmann of Victoria.

Richardson Colonial Funeral Home of Port Lavaca is in charge of the arrangements.

Palacios Beacon, August 17, 2011
 

Margaret "Margie" Clayton, 77, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2005.

She was born June 17, 1927 in Macon, Missouri to Eugene Staats and Mary Lucinda Green Staats. She was a resident of Bay City since 1953.

She is survived by her husband: A. G. Clayton of Bay City; by her daughter and son-in-law: Janice & G.L. "Butch" Durochez of Cypress; by her son and daughter-in-law: Michael & Malda Clayton of Bay City; her sister: Dorothy Anderson of Wisconsin; her bother: Donald Staats of Missouri; and by her grandsons: Patrick Durochez of Conroe and Scott Durochez of Cypress. She was preceded in death by her parents: Eugene & Mary Staats; her sister: Evelyn Wiggins; and her brothers: Herschel, Glen, Lyal, & Leroy Staats.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Warren Mutz officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Durochez, Scott Durochez, Butch Durochez, D. L. Layton, Gary Murphree and W. J. Clayton. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Murphree, Donald Staats and Arvon Staats.

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

The Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
 

Flora Clements, 95, of Richmond, Texas died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000.

She was born April 10, 1905 in Matagorda County to Walter K. and Tommy Washburn Hamilton.

She is survived by: two daughters and husbands, Alyne and Glenn Howard of Borger, Texas, Tommye and Charles Slone of Richmond, Texas; son and his wife, Ira and Helen Clements, Jr. of Cedar Lane; sister, Susie Ruth Werllea of Vidor, Texas; brothers, Walter K. Hamilton of Bay City, and Jack Winston Hamilton of Bay City; grandchildren and spouses, Glenn and Kim Howard, Glennda and Charles Cooley, Bruce and Elise Slone, Brenda and Stanley Woelfel, Russell and Carol Clements, III, Roger, Albert and Kathy Clements, Linda Lee Davenport, and Clela Ruth and Joseph Pausewanu; and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers include, Russell Clements, Roger Clements, Bruce Slone, Stanley Woelfel, Glenn Howard, Jr., and Charles Cooley. She is preceded in death by her husband Ira Clements, Sr.; sister, Florence Hamilton; and brothers, Jim Edger Hamilton, and Harry Lee Hamilton.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2000NV21

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, November 21, 2000
 

SANTA FE - Velma Ann Clements, 90, of Santa Fe and formerly of Sargent, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004.

She was born Nov. 30, 1913, in El Campo, to the late Adolph D. and Beatrice Candliss Socha. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Survivors: daughters, Shirley Hooter of Santa Fe and Janet Klinkenberg of Angleton; son, Custer H. Clements Jr. of Sargent; sisters, Louise Pointer and Lillian Graham, both of Bay City, and Jane Wendt of Sargent; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Custer H. Clements Sr.; son, Melvin Forest Merritt; sisters, Leona Kucerk, Willie Beaty Martin, and Lenora Donwerth; and brothers, Chester Socha and Alfred "Buddy" Socha.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Apostolic Pentecostal Church, the Rev. Sam Starks officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, February 24, 2004
 


Mae Powell Coffman
(May 26, 1916 - December 26, 2011)
 

Mae Bump Powell Coffman, 95, longtime resident of Blessing passed away December 26, 2011 in Spring, Texas.

She was born May 26, 1916 to Charles and Mary Alice Jones Bump. She was preceded in death by her husband Dick Powell, daughter Frances Powell Witham and her second husband H. D. Coffman.

Mae was a retired social worker for the poor and elderly of Matagorda County. She was active in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Palacios and the Hawley Cemetery Board for many years.

Mae is survived by her grandson Walter Witham & wife Michelle of Spring; great grandson William Witham of Spring, TX; in-law family Bill & Sharon Isereau of Lake Jackson and special caregiver Lucille Serrano of Spring.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, December 30, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with interment following at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marty Crain, Gary Joines, Tyler Curtner, Cliff Curtner, Clarence Piwonka and Ronald Kirby.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Vera Fay Clements, 77, of Bay City passed away December 23, 2004 at her residence.

She was born December 27, 1926 in Bay City, Texas to Louis Frank Kocurek and Leona Virginia Socha Kocurek.

She was a lifelong resident of Bay City and a member of the Nichols Road Church of Christ.

Mrs. Clements was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Odis Clements, and one sister, Ruby Shawler.

She is survived by: one daughter, Connie Clements of Pearland; and by two sisters, Flossie Dreher of Bay City, and Thelma Gelber of Wharton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2004, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Don Storey officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be George Clements, Jr., Clayton Alexander, Albert Kocurek, Ryne Christensen, Bob Hooter and Rick Balsam.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2004.

Memorials may be made to El Campo Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77457.

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

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, December 26, 2004
 


Carl Coker, 71, Rites Tuesday

Carl Coker, 71, of 2301 East Rugeley Street in Bay City was dead on arrival at Matagorda General Hospital Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the First Pentecostal Church with interment following in Cedarvale Cemetery, Rev. N. J. Johnson.

Coker was born March 28, 1895 in Temple, Texas. He had been a resident of Bay City for many years and was a member of First Pentecostal Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Teresa Coker of Bay City, one daughter, Nettie Coker of Bay City; one son, Lewis Carl Coker of of Bay City; three sisters, Mrs. Aline Wiggins of Victoria, Mrs. Lillian Reynolds of Banquet and Mrs. Jessie Guy of Baytown.

Services are under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, Monday, September 5, 1966
 



 
Joseph T. Coker

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Nora E. Coker

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Theresa Coker, 70, a resident of Bay City, passed away at the Matagorda General Hospital December 31. Survivors include: 1 daughter, Nettie Luecil Coker of Bay City; 1 son, Lewis Carl Coker of Bay City; 2 sisters, Maude Hardy of San Antonio and Viola Hallibarton of Dallas; 1 brother, Manly Fisher of Bay City; 1 grandchild. Funeral services will be held Janaury 3 at 11 a.m. at the First Pentecostal Church with Rev. M. L. Cole officiating. Interment will be at the Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, January 2, 1973
 

Graveside services for Joyce Lynn Minter Cole, 55, of Bay City, TX will be held Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, TX. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 15, 2002 from 4-8 p.m. at Green’s Mortuary.

She was born September 14, 1947 to the parents of Howard B. Minter and Ruth Brown Minter in Cuero, TX. She passed away Monday, May 13, 2002 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Her survivors are husband: David Rosser Cole of Bay City; son, Clinton Minter Cole of Houston; father-in-law Rosser Moody Cole of Bay City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her parents preceded her in death. Green’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. A0014B2002MY15

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, May 15, 2002
 

Maurine DeLano Cole, 93, of Bay City, died early Monday morning, May 3, 2004, at her home.

She was born April 13, 1911 in Bay City, to the late Zac and Trannie Nuckels DeLano. Maurine graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in Bay City in 1929 as valedictorian of her class. She was active as a young person in her church and community.

Maurine continued throughout her life giving to her church and the community, leaving a legacy of service and love.

Maurine worked many years for First National Bank, which she considered her family, treasuring those years of service in the business world.

She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, serving on the administration board in the 1980s. She also was a member of the Fellowship Class, and a member of the McAllister Memorial Scholarship and Loan Fund Committee.

Maurine was a member of the Bay City Cemetery Association Board of Directors and Trust. She was a charter member of the Mary Rolph Marsh Chapter, DAR; a member of the Pilot Club of Bay City; and a member of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron in 1939.

Survivors include: her daughters, Cordelia Douglas and Cecile Janssen and husband Elgin, all of Bay City; sister, Martha Jane Etie of Bay City; grandchildren, Chris Janssen and wife Jodi of Portland, Texas, Randy Janssen of Stephenville, Texas, Kellie Maxwell, Debbie Henrichsen and husband John, all of Bay City; great-grandchildren, Emily Janssen, Tony Maxwell, Seth Henrichsen, and Caleb Henrichsen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron R. Cole, in 1977.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Reverends Kevin Young and Pauline Harvey officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Neil Etie, Taylor Steves, Gerald Ludwig, Kirby Kismukes, Jim Allen, Frank Baker, Jr., Jack Conner and Loy Sneary. Honorary pallbearers will be the directors and trustees of the Bay City Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, May 5, 2004
 

Louise Collida, 82, of Bay City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24 at Bay Villa Nursing Center. She was born on August 21, 1919 in Beaumont, Texas to parents John O. and Nannie Thompson Collier.

She was a former secretary at Bay City Junior High School and later served as secretary for former Matagorda County Sheriff Edge Graham and Sam Hurta. She was a longtime and active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bay City, where she served in the Daughters of the King and the Altar Guild. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Steve Collida, and a sister, Jimmy Sue Scott.

She is survived by: a son and a daughter-in-law, Joe, Sr. and Betty Collida of Pearisburgh, Virginia; a daughter and son-in-law, Steve Ann and Lawrence Kalinec of Dallas, Texas; a brother-in-law, Wallace Scott of Port Neches, Texas; grandchildren, Kellie Morris, Joe Collida, Jr., Steve Collida and Mark Kalinec; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Collida, Scott Collida, Carly Collida, Abby Collida and Jacob Morris; and by a number of nieces and nephews and her church family at St. Mark's.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with Lawrence Guinn officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery. Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers. The family requests that memorials be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. A00011A2001NV27

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, November 26, 2001
 

Margie Ellen Collier

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Doris May Collins
(November 10, 1924 - December 21, 2011)
 

Doris May Mallett Collins, 87, was born in Iola, Texas on November 10, 1924 and passed away in Bay City, Texas on December 21, 2011. Doris was a member of First Baptist Church of Palacios, and a member of the Eastern Star for 69 years. She had been a resident of Kerrville for 70 years, before moving to Bay City in 2005. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. The family and friends she leaves behind will truly miss her.

Doris was preceded in death by her father: Mark Mallett, mother: Bebe Cleveland Mallett, and brother: Edward Mallett. She is survived by her husband of 65 years: Leroy Collins of Bay City; son: James Collins & wife LoriAnn of Bay City; grandchildren: Greg Collins & wife Tori of Friendswood, Kimberly Collins of Bay City, and Mark Collins of Bay City; great grandchildren: Jackson, Mrah, and Tessa Collins all of Friendswood.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, December 23, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Palacios with her son, Rev. James Collins, officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be: Leo Neuszer, Phil Neuszer, Mark Collins, Greg Collins, Micah Collins, and Jackson Collins.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Mrs. Susan Condra, aged 80 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Goodson in Markham yesterday morning at 9 a.m.

Mrs. Condra is survived by two sons and a daughter. Funeral services will be held from the Walker-Matchett funeral home this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Rev. R. E. Black of Markham officiating, with burial in Cedarvale Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, September 22, 1932
 


Tinna Doll Cone
(March 15, 1919 - April 21, 2012)

Tinna Doll Cone, 93, of Brookshire, Texas passed away Saturday April 21, 2012 in Houston. She was born March 15, 1919 in Wharton to the late Manerva Jane Jones & Courtis Freeman Cone Sr. She lived In Boling for many years, worked in Wharton during World War II, was trained as a X-Ray Tech at Herman Hospital in Houston, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Houston & Sealy. When she retired, she moved to Silver Lake Retirement Center in Sealy.

Tinna was preceded in death by her parents and 8 siblings: Vivian Cone, Louis Cone & wife Mary, A. B. Cone & wife Ethel, Arthur Jerome Cone & wife Dorothy, Tiana Cone, Curtis Freeman Cone Jr., Troy Cone & wife Wilma, and Lela Caruthers & husband Ben. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will start at 12 Noon Friday, April 27, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Merle Blado officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

www.taylorbros.net
 


C. L. Cook
(June 1, 1946 - July 19, 2011)

C. L. Cook, 65, of Bay City went to be with our Heavenly Father on July 19, 2011. He was born June 1, 1946, in Bay City to Cyrus Lafayette Cook Sr. and Christine Harrison Cook. C. L. loved the Lord with all his heart and served Him well. He adored his wife, whom he often referred to as “Baby.” He spent many happy days fishing with his family and always had a story to tell about one of his six grandbabies. He lived his faith and set a great example of what a husband, father and friend should be. He worked most of his life in farming and turf management, and spent the past 10 years as the Grounds Supervisor for BCISD, touching the lives of his co-workers and crew. Survivors include his cherished wife, Melissa Hill Cook; beloved sons, Harrison Cook and wife, Christy, of El Campo and David Cook and wife, Amber, of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; brother, Donald Cook of Port Lavaca; sister, Margaret West of Lake Jackson; and grandchildren, Harrison Cook Jr., Katy, Josh, Jackson, Gracie and Anastyn Cook. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, at First Baptist Church of Bay City, with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to International Awakening Ministries, PO Box 232, Wheaton, IL 60187-0232.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Dorothy D. Cook, 81, of Bay City died March 16, 2003 at Bay Villa Nursing Home. She was born March 25, 1921 in Hope, Ark. to the late William Luther and Mary Alice King Ellis. She was resident of Bay City since 1948 and a member of the Nichols Rd. Church of Christ.

Survivors include: husband, William Edward Cook of Bay City; daughters and a son-in-law, Gwen Templeton of Bay City and Charlene and Ronald Harvey of Sugar Land, Texas; three grandchildren, Claudette Brown of Jacksonhole, Wyo., Edward Chanik of Odessa, and Joe Chanik of Port Lavaca; and two great grandchildren, Laurie Bass of Odessa and Larry Hunt of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her sisters: Jeanette Sliva and Elizabeth Pesek; and brother: William Ellis.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Taylor Bros. Funeral home with Brother Joe Wrape officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harold Brooks, Bill Jones, Johnny Mohon, Wayne Mohon, Leo Borak and Ron Harvey.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2003MR19

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, March 19, 2003
 

Oleta Nelseen Cook went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 16, 2003, at the age of 86. She was born August 27, 1916, to the late Marvin and Lula Campbell in Culleoka, Collin County, Texas. A 4th generation Texan and 54-year resident of Matagorda County, Mrs. Cook was a long-time member of the Fellowship Class of First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

Mrs. Cook is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Charles Williams of Bay City; two sons, Ronnie Cook of McKinney and Clif Cook of Houston; daughter-in-law, Sheri Fry; grandchildren, Susan and Bill Parish and Melinda Williams of Bay City, Elizabeth Cook and Brad Cook of Dallas, Will Cook of Houston, Jessica Cook of Dickinson; great-grandchildren Cody Williams and Catie Williams of Bay City, Caleb Cook of Houston; and great-great grandson Dalton Williams of Bay City; one sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Dub Pingleton and sister-in-law, Helen Campbell, all of McKinney.

Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus M. Cook; one son, Gordon Lee Cook of Bay City; and two brothers, H.G. “Jack” Campbell and Leslie E. Campbell.

Pallbearers include Will Cook, Brad Cook, Cody Williams, Danny Pingleton, Mark Finlay, and James Williams.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 17, 2003, from 6-7 p.m. at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Bay City with interment to follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home of Bay City.

The family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Bay City. A00014D2003JN18

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, June 18, 2003
 

Alma Moorman Vanya Fricke Coppock

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Robert Melvin Coppock, Jr.     Cedarvale Cemetery     Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

 

 


Florine Ann Bielstien Cornelius
 

VICTORIA - Florine Ann Bielstien Cornelius, 82, of Victoria, passed away peacefully on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011 with all of her family by her side. She was born February 12, 1929 in Victoria to Floyd William Bielstien and Mary Angela Keclik. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was salutatorian of the Nazareth Academy Class of 1946 and graduated from Victoria Junior College in 1948. She served on the Board of Directors at Incarnate Word College and was Chairman of the State Republican Executive Committee. She was a Charter Member of the Court of Six Flags, member of Bronte Club, served on the Board of Directors for the Youth Home of Victoria and served as President of the PTA at Nazareth Academy.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Simon Casper Cornelius; daughters, Yvette Jircik and husband Jan of Houston, Andre Cornelius of New York, Amanda Parker and husband Tim of Friendswood; son, Simon Cornelius Jr., and wife Shelly of Tomball; and nine grandchildren who dearly loved their "Mina".

A Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church on Thursday Nov. 17, 2011, with Father Celestino Say officiating. Funeral Mass will begin at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, with entombment to follow at Resurrection Mausoleum.

Pallbearers: Williams Daniel Cornelius III, Tim Parker, Jan Jircik, Jeff Lehnert, Stacey Cook, Stephen S. Perry III, and Mac McLeod.

Honorary pallbearers: wonderful lifelong friends and all extended caregivers.

Friends are invited to a reception following the services at Victoria Country Club, 14 Spring Creek Rd., Victoria.

Donations may be sent to MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 17, 2011

Billie Glen Cornman, 71, of Bay City died May 31, 2002 at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston. He was born March 26, 1931 in Mt. Belvieu, TX to the late Charles C. and Verna Gerard Cornman.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Markham and a former longtime resident of Markham. Mr. Cornman was retired Pipe Design Engineer and had worked for Petro Chemical Drafting Co. for many years.

Survivors include: wife, Gladys Robertson Cornman of Bay City; daughter and son-in-law, Kathlene and Darryl Krefci of El Campo, TX.; two sons, David Glen Cornman of Tempte, TX and Steven Michael Cornman of Bay City; three grandchildren, Ashley Rooth, Kurtis and Kullen Krefci all of El Campo, TX He was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas B. Cornman.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Welch, Michael Shelton, Charles Vasek, Russell Robertson, Lynn Quillen and Bill Robertson.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002JN02

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, June 2, 2002                          Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Rosie Trevino Coronado
March 27, 1943 – April 10, 2011

Rosie Trevino Coronado, 68, of San Benito, Texas, was born to Lauro Trevino and Lucinda Trevino on March 27, 1943. She passed away on April 10, 2011.

She is survived by: daughter, Sonia Lumbreras and husband Hilario Lumbreras II; son, Esteban Landeros and wife Yessenia Landeros; grandchildren, Alex, Michael, Richard, Victoria Landeros and Hilario Lumbreras III; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Malachi and Yuliana Landeros.

Please come and join family and friends celebrating Rosie’s life with the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. April 15, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church followed by the funeral at 10 a.m.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, April 13, 2011
 


Bonnie M. Coston
(July 31, 1942 - December 15, 2011)
 

Bonnie M. Coston went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. Bonnie was born on July 31, 1942 in Bay City to the late Doyle Coston and Rosa Lee Reed Coston. Bonnie was a sweet loving girl who loved her family and her church-family, First Baptist, Van Vleck. Bonnie is survived by her loving mother Rosa Lee Coston; her sisters Doyleen Justice & husband Don, Gwynda Jones & husband Gary, Judy Calk & husband Tranis, and her very special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 3:00P.M. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Van Vleck with Rev. Bob Hobbins officiating. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park . Visitation with family present from 6:00P.M. to 9:00P.M. Friday at Taylor Bros. Serving as pallbearers, Matt Cockrell, John Cockrell, Terrence Westbrook, Ram Ramirez, Ross Eidlebach and Bill Johnson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in Van Vleck at 9210 Hwy 35 N., Van Vleck, Texas 77482.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Sarah Coulter
September 15, 1831 - November 29, 1910

Cedarvale Cemetery

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William Courtney
 

Funeral services for William Courtney of Bay City will be at 1 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2012 at Jesus Freewill, 2420 Ave. C, with Bishop Hurst pastor and the Pastor L. V. Harvey, officiating.

Viewing will be held from noon until 1 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, at the church.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green’s Mortuary 979-245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, January 25, 2012                                    Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
 

George Cowan

Vickey Cowan

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Christopher Randolph Cox

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Gertrude Cox

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Mack W. Crain

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Henry Richard Crawford
(January 27, 1937 - January 3, 2012)
 

Henry Richard Crawford, 74, of Edna, TX passed away January 3, 2012. He was born January 27, 1937 to the late Jack Crawford and Mary Ann Castell Crawford.

His wife Wanda pearl Crawford preceded him in death in 2002. Sons Freddie Gowan, Larry Crawford and granddaughter Sarah Crawford also preceded him in death. Survivors include daughters Frances Ramos & husband Gabriel of Callalen, TX and Wanda Fletcher & husband James of Avinger, TX; sons Richard Crawford of Three Rivers, TX and Joseph Crawford & wife Gay; sister Bernice Griffin; grandchildren Harmony, Karen, Crystal, Larry, Jennifer, Michael, Matthew, Ashley, Lamonte, David and Hannah and 19 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at La Bauve Cemetery in Francitas, Texas. Pallbearers will be Gabriel Ramos, Joseph Crawford, David Crawford, Lamonte Baukman, and Michael Cannon.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Lawrence Daniel Crews, Jr.
(April 7, 1958 - October 20, 2011)

Lawrence Daniel Crews, Jr., 53, of Bay City passed away October 20, 2011. He was born April 7, 1958 in Bay City to Lawrence Daniel Crews, Sr. and Mary Frances Guzman Crews. He was a Plant Operator for STP,

His father preceded him in death. Survivors include his mother Mary Crews of Bay City; son Lawrence Daniel Crews III of Bay City; sister Mary Ann Jimerson of Washington State and his beloved dog Peanut.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be David Creager, Bud Nosbisch, Billy Immenhauser, Ron Bentley, Hector Jaramillo & Bryan Powell.

www.taylorbros.net                                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

Madeline Crosson

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Dagmar Harton Crosswait, 94, of Bay City passed away July 6, 2000 at the Legacy in Bay City. She was born in Austin on December 20, 1905 to parents Peter and Stephanie Reif Harton.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Albert Crosswait; son Philip McKay Crosswait; brother, Wilhelm Harton; sisters, Mona Bendixen and Johanna Allenson.

She is survived by: a son, Albert Burton Crosswait, Jr. of Altamont, Ill.; and a sister, Doris Manuel Krenek of Bay City; brother, Jens U. Harton of San Angelo; sisters, Stephanie Swenson of Victoria and Anna Bovbjerg of Cape Corral, Florida as well as eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Bay City Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Haskell and the Rev. Elizabeth Moreau officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery. The family will meet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Guy Crosswait, Lee Crosswait, M.C. Frankson, John Hays, John Manuel and Brandon Watte.

Please make memorials to the building fund of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Bay City.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, July 11 & 12, 2000
 



 
Latane H. Crowell

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Kenneth G. Crowley

Mary N. Crowley

Roselawn Memorial Park

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BAY CITY - Patricia Amanda Cuellar, 21, of Bay City, died in a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Jackson County.

She was born April 27, 1985, in Palacios to Franciso Cuellar of Dallas and Sylvia Gonzales. She was a security guard.

Survivors: husband, Daniel Polk of Bay City; son, Coden Amare' Polk; sister, Brenda Lee Montemayer; brother, Daniel Cuellar.

Preceded in death: grandfather, Fred Pena.

Visitation was held 3-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in the chapel at Green's Mortuary.

Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in the chapel at Green's Mortuary.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Burial followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Brandon Walters, James Muniz, Rudy Pena Jr., Jose Rosas, Jr., David Cuellar, Eric Cuellar, Rudolfo Chavez Pena.

Victoria Advocate, November 10, 2006
 

Joe Louis Cuna, Jr. went to be with his Lord on April 3, 2011, in Bay City.

He will be loved and missed by his family.

Survived by: his parents, Carol Zamora and Joe Louis Cuna, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Corina and Tony Gonzales; paternal grandparents, Tina and Felix Sanchez; sister, Mariah Marie Moya, McKaylah Madilynn Moya, Cheltzi Kay Lee Cuna and Cloe Cuna.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

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

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, April 10, 2011
 

Evelyn Carr Curnutt, 81, of Markham left this life on August 31, 2003 at the Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. She was born May 2, 1922 in Abernathy, Texas to the late James Dickson and Lillian Flowers Carr.

Mrs. Curnutt was a member of the Nichols Rd. Church of Christ, a resident of Markham since 1950, an educator , and the first woman Athletic Director for Tidehaven ISD. She earned a degree from West Texas State in Canyon, Texas. She served the military as a civilian pilot for land rescue efforts in Fairbanks, Alaska. She had a love for adventure, art, history, Alaska and nature — all this reflected in her many stories, freelance writings, and many artistic works.

Before moving to Markham, Mrs. Curnutt worked as a teacher for Boys Ranch, where she enjoyed counseling and giving guidance to less fortunate youths. Many people knew her affectionately as “Nana” and “Aunt Evie”. Her passion was serving the Lord and loving her family and friends.

Survivors include: daughter, Sara Lee Curnutt of Markham; sister, Joyce Miller of Odessa; granddaughter, Scotty Crow of El Maton; three grandsons, T. John Crow and his wife Jennifer of Bay City, Bill Crow and Bryan Crow both of Markham; two great grandchildren, Laithen and Ashton of Bay City; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Curnutt and her sister, Kathleen Mills.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2003, at the Nichols Rd. Church of Christ with Bro. Joe Wrape officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be T. John, Bill, and Bryan Crow, Joe Junek, John Mills, and Tom Curnutt. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Miller, J. B. Cochran, Harold, Richard, Wilburn, Kerry, and Perry Curnutt.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, September 3, 2003
 



 
Bertie Lou Curry

Cedarvale Cemetery

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David Morton Curtis

Rosena Curtis

Cedarvale Cemetery

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