He grew up in Angleton, TX and attended Elementary School in Freeport and moved to Bay City in 1953. He was one of the first students at Edith Armstrong Center, which is also known as Texana Center. He was also one of the first employees at Bay City Recycling Center. He participated in Special Olympics in Bowling & Track and Field. He was a charter member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and currently a member of Vineyard Church. He loved to take vacations to Colorado, going camping and watching and attending Houston Astros games. He enjoyed attending church very much.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting
Published in Victoria Advocate on June 12, 2012 Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby
Leslie Joan Caldwell, 89, of Bay City entered the Heavenly Arms of Jesus on April 30, 2012. She was born December 28, 1922 in Azle, Texas to William Clearance Fowler and Annie Leslie Brice Fowler. She came to Bay City in 1953, and worked for several lawyers, Bossley Rice Dryers as a bookkeeper, County Clerk’s Office, District Clerk’s Office, County Treasure’s Office, and the United Way. She was President of ARC of Matagorda County, Charter Member and held many offices with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, First Methodist Women of the Year, and was a member of The Vineyard Church. She had love for missionary work, playing the piano, and Leading the youth group.
She is survived by her son Jerry Monroe Caldwell of Bay City; 2 daughters: Lilla Pauline Caldwell Etgen of Bay City; Coraglyn Coco Caldwell of Victoria; 2 grandsons: David Michael Etgen and Marvin Paul Etgen both of Bay City; brother: Pat B. Fowler of Houston; brother-in-law: Jack Lee Forest of Lake Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Otha Monroe Caldwell; grandson: Jerry Wayne Etgen; brother: Franklin Brice Fowler; and 2 sisters: Mary Ruth Forest and Hattie Lou Roseler.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, May 4, 2012 at The Vineyard Church with Pastor Ed Webbon officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be: Alan Caldwell, Steve Sieben, Scott Sieben, Bill Cross, and Bill Dunsworth.
Donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Missions, ARC Developmental Disabilities, or the Vineyard Church.
Bay City Tribune, May 2, 2012 Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby
Lilah B. Calhoun, 77, of Blessing passed away January 8, 2013.
She was born on February 19, 1935 in Wayland, New York to the late Earl and Elizabeth Burdick.
She worked in the business offices of Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City and also in Palacios at Wagner General. She also worked many years in EZ Mart Convenience Store. She loved to read, watch golf and Sci Fi movies. Lilah was loved by her family and friends.
Lilah is survived by: her three sons, Wayne and wife Patty Calhoun, Mark and his wife Iona Calhoun and Bruce Calhoun and girlfriend Lisa Garza; eight grandchildren, Sarah Calhoun, Jennifer and husband Timothy Bower, Nathan Calhoun, Lorianne and husband William Palmer, Becka Wilder and boyfriend Mark Ibarra, Jonathan Calhoun and Jeff Calhoun; five great-grandchildren, Nick and Marah Bower, William “Quad” Palmer, Aiden and Aubree Ibarra; two brothers, Francis Bayles and Perry Burdick.
She was preceded in death by: her parents and beloved husband Earl “Shaky” Calhoun; two brothers, Claurence “Shorty” and Raymond Beechner; one sister, Cora Anderson and one grandson, Mark Calhoun, Jr.
The family will hold a memorial service at 5 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Midfield Community Church in Midfield, Texas with the Pastor Clyde Grier officiating. We will be having a time of reminiscing following after memorial service at Mark and Iona Calhoun’s house in Blessing, Texas.
Bay City Tribune,
January 13, 2014
Louise “Mawzy” Baker Davis Callaway, 90, of Bay City went to her heavenly home on Saturday, December 29, 2012. She was born on October 31, 1922 in Bay City to the late Samuel Houston & Nettie Tidwell Baker. Mawzy was an avid Dallas Cowboy Football Fan. She loved George Strait. Mawzy was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. She loved to rock all the babies in her rocking chair “Big Brown”. Mawzy was a people person, who loved everyone, and everyone loved her.
She is survived by her children: Karla Mansel, Dianne Stephens & husband Claude, Ben Davis II & wife Sue, Denise Frazier, Janna Johnson & husband Steve, and Jeffrey Davis & fiancée Irina; 27 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and numerous other loving family members. Mawzy was preceded in death by her parents, husbands: B. C. Davis and Kenneth Callaway, son: Patrick Pauley, grandson: Benjamin Davis III, 3 brothers, and 6 sisters.
The family will receive visitors from 12 Noon till 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Stoub officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: sons: Ben & Jeff Davis, grandsons: Ricky & Ben Pauley, Tony Fougere, Stuart Stephens, Darren Davis, Marc Frazier, Lee & Craig Thompson, Scott & James Johnson, Kevin Cook, and Brain Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be: Joey Fougere, Marcus Frazier, Ken Boyd, Johnny Wayne Mica, Tony Vargas, Ron Burrow, James Childers, and Jay Brumley.
The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to the Assisted Living on the Legacy Campus for the 3 years of love and care they gave her. She loved living there and the people who took care of her. The family also expresses thanks to Bay Villa Nursing Home for the care and compassion they gave her in her final days. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to Disabled American Veterans.
Bay City Tribune,
January 2, 2013
Hazel Margaret (Smith) Capps, 86, of Aransas Pass, Texas died on Christmas day Tuesday, December 25, 2012.
She was born August 9, 1926 in Ball, Louisiana to William and Laura May Smith. Hazel was a member of the Eastern Stars and the United Methodist Church. She was raised and educated in Houston, Texas. She set an outstanding example of a woman working outside the home to help raise her family. She was a hard worker and retired from Weingarten’s Grocery Stores as a bank teller and then from Wal-Mart in Rockport, where she was lovingly called the Wal-Mart Lady. She was a wonderful Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Mother in law, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Hazel was preceded in death by: her parents, Willie and Laura Smith; a loving husband, James Thurman Capps; brothers, Johnnie, Bill and Clarence; sisters, Lois, Margie Estelle and Jeannette; grandson, Chris; great grandson, Connor.
She leaves behind to honor her memory: two daughters, Laura Welborn (Mike) of Aransas Pass, Texas and Judy Hardy (Ken) of Huntsville, Texas and her son, Larry Capps of Bay City, Texas. She was proud to say she had ten grandchildren, Rebecca and Matt Girgenti, Mike and Tiffany Hardy, Sherry and Greg Bogdan, Brian Hardy, Paul and Shanna Hardy, Lori and George Thornton, Matthew and Hollie Hardy, Mark Hardy, Jimmy and Amber Capps, Elizabeth Welborn; 23 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 with family to be present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. to receive friends at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass.
Funeral service was celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Aransas Pass, Texas.
Private interment will follow at the Prairie View Cemetery, Aransas Pass.
Arrangements entrusted to: Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2003 W. Wheeler, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336; 1-800-428-2922.
Bay City Tribune,
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Sandra Carlisle, 70, of Bay City, passed away on July 12, 2012, at Matagorda Regional Hospital.
She was born November 11, 1941.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Robert Carlisle Sr; daughter, Sherri Anthony and granddaughter, Erin Anthony.
She is survived by: children, Sue Lewis, Shelly and Louis Ryman and Robert and Judy Carlisle; and grandchildren, Kristin, Jeremy, and Breann Ryman, Tiffany Carlisle, Ronnie Jock, Kara Lewis, Karissa, Andrew and Holly Anthony.
May our beloved mother rest in peace. She struggled for many years. God rest her soul.
Bay City Tribune, July 29, 2012
William “Blane” Carlisle, 54, of Katy, Texas passed away April 20, 2012. Blane was born December 23, 1957 in Billings, Montana, to Bill Carlisle and stepmother Sue Carlisle.
He is survived by: the love of his life, wife Diana Carlisle; children, Hunter Carlisle Chase and Kellie Kaiser, Amanda and Billy Thurber, Kerry Quick, Susan Richard, Cameron and Jeannie Quick; grandchildren, Ryan Bruening, Haley Thurber, Brody Kaiser, Christopher, Jennifer, James and Kade Quick; father, Bill Carlisle; sister, Leisa Carlisle and brother-in-law Steve Mahoney, brother in Christ Son, Cartwright and sister in Christ, Shari Cartwright.
He is preceded in death by: his brother, Duane Carlisle and stepmother, Sue Carlisle.
He had several nieces and nephews and close friends that he loved very much.
Blane was loved by so many and will be missed by all. He lived his life to the fullest and was very strong in his faith.
He enjoyed Cajun music, cooking, his motorcycle, his kids and grandkids, and he never failed to tell some kind of joke. He now dances the streets of gold and is face to face with our savior Jesus Christ.
Blane’s memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday April 28, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City, Texas.
Bay City Tribune, April 25,
Funeral services will be held for Francis Ray Carr, 65, of Bay City, 10 a. m. Tuesday at Taylor Brothers Chapel.
Officiating at the services will be the Rev. LeRoy Stanton.
Carr died March 13, 1982 at Hermann Hospital in Houston after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include wife, Mrs. Phyllis J. Carr of Bay City; daughter, Victoria Ray Carr of Bay City; brother, Lee Kirk Carr of Bay City; nephews, Dr. Joseph B. Lawhon, Kirk, Michael Ray and Sidney L. Carr all of Bay City.
Carr was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II having served in the U. S. Army and a member of the Oddfellows Lodge.
Burial will follow services at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Joseph B. Lawhon, Kirk, Michael Ray and Sidney L. Carr, Bill Arlitt and Walter L. Kurt.
Pallbearers include coworkers of Dow Chemical of Bay City.
Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, March 14
or 15, 1982
Funeral services for Frank Carr, former city marshall of Bay City and sheriff of Matagorda County, were held Wednesday afternoon at the First Methodist Church with burial in Cedarvale Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wright of Bay City; four sons, Tony of Bay City, Jesse Lee of Artesia, N. M., Bert of Tuckerman, Ark., and Jimmy of Newport, Ark.
Last Rites Held For Pioneer Citizen Joseph Frank Carr
Tuesday afternoon at 5:30, Mr. Joseph Frank Carr, age 72, passed away at his home in this city after a long and painful illness. Funeral services were held from the First Methodist Church at 5:30 this afternoon with the Rev. W. W. Hawthorne officiating assisted by the Rev. Marvin Vance of Houston. Burial was in Cedarvale Cemetery, Matchett-Newman in charge.
Mr. Carr is survived by his wife, Ida; one daughter, Mrs. Walton Wright of this city; four sons, Thornton of Bay City, James of Tuckerman, Ark; Jessie Lee of Artesia, N. Mex., and Bert of Newport, Ark.; one sister, Miss Fay Carr of West Columbia; four brothers, Bert of Bay City, Will of Houston, Lee of Los Angeles, Calif., Will of Hanford, Calif., and Kirk of Mercer Island, Wash.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Joseph Frank Carr was born in Iowa on December 9, 1876, and moved with his parents to Richmond, Texas, when he was 16 years old and has made Texas his home ever since. He was married to Miss Ida Thornton in Harwood, Texas, on August 19, 1896.
After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Carr lived in the state of Washington and the Rio Grande Valley for a short time, coming to Bay City in 1901, where he entered into business. In 1920 he was elected sheriff of Matagorda County and served for two terms. In 1928 he was elected City Marshall holding that office without interruption until the last election when his health forbade running for the office. For the past 22 months he has been employed as a special investigator for the city of Bay City.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge active in the Lions Club and other civic organizations, giving unsparingly of his time when called upon.
Frank Carr, devoted husband, loving father, outstanding citizen, has gone. The many friends he leaves behind extend to his family, in this their greatest hour of trial sympathy and understanding.
The Daily Tribune, August 3,
Long-time resident of the Bay City area, Mrs. Frank Carr has passed away at age 95. She succumbed in Matagorda General Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 17.
Born in Alabama, Mrs. Carr came to Texas with her family at an early age. After her father’s death she resided with a brother in the Caney area until her marriage in 1896. The Carr’s then moved to Bay City about the turn of the century to settle and raise a family.
The late Mr. Carr was at one time sheriff of Matagorda County and for many years was the city marshal. Mrs. Carr often expressed her pride in her husband’s service to the community.
One of the first members of Eastern Star in Matagorda County, she also belonged to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church and worked diligently through the years in all phases of church activity. There are four living generations of Mrs. Carr’s family with three children, nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A complete obituary can be found on page 8 of today’s Tribune.
The Daily Tribune, January 18, 1971
CARR, Mrs. Frank, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18 in Matagorda General Hospital at age 95. Long-time resident of Bay City, Mrs. Carr was an active member of eh First United Methodist Church. The Reverend Conrad Winborn will officiate and interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walton Wright of Bay City and two sons, Bert and Thornton Carr, both of Houston. Other survivors include four living generations of Mrs. Carr’s family. Pall bearers will be Jim Carr, Toney Carr, Jim Wright, Drew Burnell, Billy Burnell, Willard O’Neal and Vim X. Rye.
The Daily Tribune, January
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
Memorial services for Joseph Herbert “Bert” Carr, 79, of Houston will be held 10 a. m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Welch officiating.
Mr. Carr was born Oct. 25, 1911, to Joseph Francis and Ida Viola Thornton Carr in San Benito and died June 10, 1991, in a Houston hospital.
As a member of the Masonic Lodge, he received a 50-year pin December 1990 in Waco, and he also belonged to the Methodist church.
He is survived by two daughters, Pat Connell and Iris Seal; two grandchildren, Nicole Payne and Eric Payne; two nieces, Mary Frank Burnell and Lucille Roberts; three nephews, Tony Carr, Jim Wright and George Watters; five great-nieces and four great-nephews.
The Daily Tribune, June, 1991
- Joyce Davis Carr, left her mortal family to be with her
eternal family. Joyce was born on January 1, 1927 in Luling, Tx.
to the late E.C. "Buck" and Myrtle Sanders Davis. She was a
devoted school teacher, who liked to live her life near and on
in Victoria Advocate on July 10, 2012
Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham.
Funeral services for Sidney Louis Carr, 29, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating. Graveside services will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck.
A rosary will be held at 8 p. m. today at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel.
Mr. Carr was the youngest son of Lilly Carr and the late Lee Carr. He died Aug. 26, 1987, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
He graduated from Bay City High School in 1976.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Platt Carr of Bay City; two children, Phillip Louis and Ashley Anne Carr of Bay City; his mother, Lilly Richers Carr of Bay City; his grandmother Julia Richers of Bay City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Patsy Lawhon, Kirk and Julie Carr, all of Bay City, and Mike and Eleene Carr of Bryan; four nephews, Matt and Scott Lawhon, Nathan Kemp and Ryan Carr; three nieces, Laura Carr and Becky and Beth Bridges; an aunt, Phyllis Carr; and a cousin, Vicky Carr Rohan.
Pallbearers include Roy Dean Evans, Peter Allen Green, Dee Clements, William Frazier, Sherwood Richers and Gary Marshall.
Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.
The Daily Tribune, August 27,
On May 19,
2003, Pauline Perez Caravajal, 75, of Freeport, Texas, went to
be with her Father in Heaven; she has now rejoined her husband
Catarino Caravajal Jr.; parents, Manuel and Blasta Zborial
Perez, and sisters, Ramon Perez and Virginia Pardo in Heaven.
Susana Castillo, 94, formerly of Markham, passed away August 13, 2012.
She was born December 15, 1917 in El Campo, Texas to the late Gregorio Anguiano and Virginia Rizo Anguiano.
Her husband, David Castillo, and daughter, Carmen Gomez, both preceded her in death.
Survivors include: daughter, Julia Willeford of Alvin; son, Robert Castillo and wife Irma of Houston; sister, Concepcion Ramirez of Angleton; grandchildren, Eliosa, Eric and David Castillo, Andy, Gabriel and Raul Aguilar and Melinda and Monica Gomez and a number of great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
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.
Victoria Advocate, August 15, 2012 Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby
Georgie Cerny, 72, of Bay City went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 after fighting a 7-month battle with breast cancer. She was born in Fairchild, Texas on December 15, 1939 to the late Joe & Willie Mae Orsak Silhavy. Georgie loved to garden and bake for her family. She spent many hours hunting with her husband and helping him on the farm. She loved her family and animals.
Georgie is survived by her loving husband of 53 years: Albert Cerny; 2 daughters: Dianne Cerny Dry & husband Jim and Elaine Dunn & husband Roland; 3 grandsons: Jacob Christopher Daniel, Jason Patrick Dunn, and Trevor Francis Dunn; 2 brothers: Raymond and Joe Silhavy; 2 sisters: Helen Deiss and Betty Kramer; and other family members & pets. She was preceded in death by her parents and niece Michele Deiss Ratcliff.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, April 27, 2012 at St. Peters Lutheran Church. The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Jared Stillions officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Raymond Silhavy, Jim Dry, Roland Dunn, Jacob Daniel, Jason Dunn, and Trevor Dunn.
Bay City Tribune, April 29, 2012 Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby
BAY CITY - Graveside service for David Chapman will be Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.
Charles Lawrence “Larry” Cherry, 83, of Bay City passed away December 12, 2012. He was born May 21, 1929 in Huffman, TX to the late George Cherry and Lucy Katherine Thornbrough Cherry. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and worked for many years as maintenance supervisor at Celanese. In recent years, he enjoyed fishing and cooking and sharing both talents with friends and family.
His son, Larry Eugene Cherry, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Emma Westbrook Cherry of Bay City; daughter Debra Bender & husband Billy of Brazoria; sister Doris Cherry of Bay City; grandchildren Brandi & Joseph Saunders, Kristina & Aaron Bush, Larry Don Cherry, John Cherry & Sean Cherry; great grandchildren Maggie, Luke & Hazel Saunders and Daniel & Nolan Bush.
The family will receive friends and family beginning at 1:00 PM with the funeral service following at 2:00 PM Friday, December 14, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Watson officiating. Interment will follow at the Damon Cemetery in Damon, Texas. Pallbearers will be Larry Don Cherry, John Cherry, Ray Cherry, David Wallace, Aaron Bush and Hootie Estlinbaum. Memorials may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or Bay City Baptist Church.
Genevieve Sul Cisneros, 74, of Bay City passed away August 22, 2012.
She was born July 6, 1938 in Bay City to the late Paul Sul and Paula Montelongo Sul.
Survivors include: her husband, Erasmo Cisneros of Bay City; daughters and their spouses, Dora Elizabeth and J. C. Flores of Bay City, Mary Helen and Edward Huls of Pasadena and Sandra and Ronald Cowart of Bay City; son, Victor Cisneros and wife Toyya of Bay City; sister, Minerva Rivera and husband Faustino of Bay City and grandchildren, Michelle Parrie and husband Adam, Chelsea Cisneros, Randy Lamberti II and Victoria and Caleb Cisneros.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Pastor Peggy Sexton officiating.
Private burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Center for Liver Disease; 6550 Fannin; Smith Tower 12th Floor; Houston, TX 77030.
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, Sunday,
August 26, 2012
Funeral services for Harvey Clapp were held Monday, January 11, at 2 p. m. at the Palacios Funeral Home with Bro. Henry W. Doublet officiating. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery.
Born February 4, 1889, in Brentwood, Arkansas, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chesterfield Clapp, he was a long time resident of this area, having moved to Blessing with his parents in 1912. A retired postal employee of Louise, he died early Saturday, January 9, at Wagner General Hospital following an extended illness.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine, of Palacios; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Darcey of Houma, La., Mrs. Nathan Linton of Palacios, Mrs. Cassel Buckley of Lyford; a son, Harvey C. Clapp of Port Lavaca; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were six grandsons, Thomas Light, Houma; Gerald Linton, Abilene, Texas; Ronald Linton, U. S. Army, Germany; David Clapp, Port Lavaca; Billy Buckley and Douglas Buckley, Lyford.
Palacios Beacon, January 14,
Funeral services for Robert Lee Clark, 71 of Bay City, are scheduled for 2:00 p. m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 1995, at Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. H. L. Hawkins, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation hours will be held Saturday until 9 p. m. at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City.
Mr. Clark was born April 27, 1923 in Brazoria to Sam Clark and Alma Smith-Clark and died Feb. 14, 1995, at his home at 2601 Ave. C in Bay City.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Kaye Davis of Inglewood, Calif., Janie Mae White of Bay City, Phyllis Clark of Bay City, Ora Forman and Thais Stinson of Hobbs, N. M.; seven sons, Sam, Randy, Roosevelt and Otis Clark all of Houston, Lawrence Clark of California, Ronald Clark of Rosenberg and Willie Clark of Bay City; 35 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren a special friend, Rose Gibson of Bay City and two sisters, five brothers and five aunts.
Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nancy Lee Clark, a daughter Robbie Faye Jackson Lewis and a son Ira Joe Clark.
The pallbearers will be made up Mr. Clark’s sons and grandsons.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, February, 1995
Funeral services for Jimmie Clay, 88 of Bay City, will be held 11 a. m. Wednesday at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.
Mr. Clay was born Jan. 26, 1905 in Cedar Lane to Gus and Della Woolsey Clay and died June 2, 1993 at Matagorda General Hospital.
He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel McNeil Clay of Bay City; three daughters and a son-in-law, Verniece Holiday and Odell Clay of Bay City and Ernestine and James Lloyd of Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, Jesse James and Edna Clay of Bay City; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Della Franks of Los Angeles, Calif., Lela Law of Galveston and Lola Mayberry of Houston; a brother, Frank Clay of San Antonio; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be James Clay, Jesse James Clay Jr., Henry Hicks Jr., Henry Hicks Sr., Timothy Hayes and Frank Clay. Honorary pallbearers are Frank Woodard, Dave Woodard, Clyde Lee Woodard Robert Earl Woodard, Ray Stredic Woodard and Barry Lynn Raydell.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, June, 1993
Funeral services for Patricia Gibson “Patsy” Clay, 61, of Bay City, are scheduled for 11 a. m. Saturday at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Friday at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel and from 10 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Clay was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Bay City to Garfield and Ira Lee Spradley Gibson and died March 8, 1994, at her residence.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Tara Gibson of Bay City; a son she reared, Berry Williams of Bay City; her step-mother, Mildred Thomas Gibson of Bay City; two sisters, Mary Lee Gibson of Bay City and Effie Jewel Williams of Houston; two brothers, Garfield Gibson Jr. of Bay City and Earl Gibson of Houston; five grandchildren and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a family of friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ira Lee Smith in 1972; her father, Garfield Gibson in 1973; her step-father, Earl Smith in 1977 and her twin sister, Betty Jean Harkless in 1992.
Pallbearers are nephews and friends of the family.
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Gibson, Garfield Gibson Jr., Earl Gibson and ushers of Mother Zion Church.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, March, 1994
Sue Clayton, 76, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 9, 2012.
She was born on January 31, 1936 in Collegeport, Texas to the late Joe Frank and Inez Blackwell Jenkins.
Sue enjoyed gardening, sewing, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She is survived by: her loving husband of 48 years, James Clayton of Bay City; son, Steven Clayton; daughter, Lisa DeRosier; two grandchildren, Levi and Logan DeRosier; two great grandchildren, Violet and Gage DeRosier; three sisters, Netina Young, Nell Agnew, and Ann Reynolds; and other loving family members.
Sue was preceded in death by: her parents, Joe Frank and Inez Blackwell Jenkins, and two brothers, Tommy Jenkins and Joe Frank Jenkins, Jr.
The family will receive visitors from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Marvin Moore officiating.
Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.
Bay City Tribune, July 11, 2012 Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby
BAY CITY - Georgia "Jo" Cole, 90, was born in
Ontario, California to the late John and Charlotte Laura Coleman
on March 29, 1922. She passed away peacefully on Friday, August
3, 2012 in Bay City, Texas.
Published in Victoria Advocate on August
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
Fred Arvel Collette, 50, of Makham passed away December 3, 2012. He was born August 14, 1962 in Camden, Arkansas to Edwin Collette & Christine Spriggs Collette.
Survivors include his wife Candace Lynn Collette; father-in-law Charles Hann; daughter Carrie D. Hahn; sons Frank W. Hahn III, Jody L. Hahn, Mark E. Hahn & Zackery Collette; sisters Trina Collette, Anita Collette & Kimberly Hall; brothers Blaine Collette, Christopher Collette, & Timothy Collette; 16 grandchildren including Brandon & Kayla Hahn of the home address and Aunt & Uncle George & Betty Davis.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 7, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Markham with Rev. Damon Rambo officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Hahn, Rusty Hahn, Tim Collette, Percy Moore, Donald Crews, Chris Collette, and, Jody Hahn. Honorary Pallbearers will be Derrick Salas, Marshal Van Dyke, Fred Hann, Les Hann, and Charles Hann.
Bay City Tribune, December 5, 2012 Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby
Funeral services for Voile “Slim” Collins, 79, of Bay City will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. L. V. Harvey officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Mr. Collins was born March 3, 1913 in Seguin to the late Tom and Eliza Collins and died Nov. 10, 1992 at his home.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Edgar Collins of Kingsberry and Lester Collins of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Florence Collins of San Antonio, Dorothy Walton and Eula Courtney of Bay City; three sons, Darryl Kennard and Walter Wyche of Houston and Theotis Courtney of Bay City; a nephew, Elmer Collins of Houston; his foster mother, Alberta Woodard of Bay City and two special friends, Glenn Capers and Arthur Dykes of Bay City.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Collins, Carlos Wyche, Theotis Courtney, Darryl Kennard, Lorenzo Miles and O’Neil Courtney. Honorary pallbearers are A. C. Tellison, Preston Luddington, Elmer Collins, Walter Wyche, Edgar Collins, Lester Collins and William Collins.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Daily Tribune, November, 1992
[Matagorda County, Texas] - Felicidad Castillo Contreras, 80, of
Palacios, died Thursday, June 20, 2002. She was born May 17,
1922, in Austwell, to the late Santiago and Paula Castillo
Castillo. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Graveside services for Lee Cameron Cook, 88, of Palacios, TX
were held Jan. 22, 2013 at Midfield Cemetery with Pastor Louis
Palacios Beacon, January 23, 2013
TRES PALACIOS - Shirlie Anne Readmond Cook, 80, of Tres
Palacios, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. She was born July 20, 1926
in Emmet, Mich. to the late Leonard and Frances Angell Readmond.
A member of Collegeport Baptist Church, she retired as a
registered nurse from Beyer Hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearlie Pea Cooper, age 70, of Texas City, will be held Monday, December 4th, at 11:00 a. m. at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City, with Rev. Wilmer Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be Sunday until 9 p. m. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cooper was born in Blessing, Texas, Friday, March 27, 1925, to Mister Pea and Agusta Hasley Pea, and died Thursday, November 30, 1995, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Mrs. Hulen (& Rev. Wilmer) Brown of Durham, North Carolina, and Mrs. Mary Grogans Booker of Texas City. Also 9 grandchildren, Tony Levan, Joseph Earl, Samuel Gary, Terrel DeWayne, Dreama Ann, Andrew Wayne, Bryan Royal, Clifton Jr. and Amy Yolanda.
She also leaves 11 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Espinola (& Samuel) Hebert of Dickinson, and one nephew, Troy Ephrain (& Joyce) Mullins of Houston. Also a host of other relatives and a family of friends.
Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Cooper, and one sister, Eulalia Mullins Johnson. Active pallbearers will include her grandsons.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, December, 1995
Funeral services for Peter Lorre Cooper, 40, of Yemassee, S. C., are scheduled for 3 p. m. Saturday at Tyree Chapel A. M. E. in Bay City with the Rev. R. R. Simon officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p. m. Friday at E. Viola and Son Funeral Home in West Columbia.
Mr. Cooper died April 22, 1994, in University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital in Galveston.
Survivors include his mother, Rosie Pearl Kirkwood of Freeport; his wife, Varnee Cooper of Yemassee, S. C.; three sons, Keith J. Cooper of Los Angeles, Calif., Peter Cooper Jr. of Houston and Darnee L. Cooper of South Carolina; a daughter, Onatha Cooper of Houston; two brothers, Anthony Robinson of Freeport and Pedie Jules Cooper of Houston; two sisters, Susan Cooper and Jeanne Cooper, both of Houston.
Pallbearers are his friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Keith Cooper, Peter Cooper, Jr., Johnny Allen and Williams Sims.
Arrangements are with E. Viola and Son Funeral Home.
Daily Tribune, April, 1994
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Avelina “Angie” Cortines went to
rest in her Kingdom on May 5, 2012. Angie was born August 2,
1945 in George West, Texas to the late Frank and Delores Ruiz
Aguilar. Angie was a resident of Bay City for the past 22 years.
She was employed for many years at the Colorado Golf Course.
Angie was a loving mother, grandmother and wife. She always
considered others first. Many in Bay City considered her mom for
the loving way she cared for people. She is survived by her
loving family, husband Jose Vega; children, Demetrio Ruiz,
Miguel “Mike” Ruiz, Annabelle “Anna” Ruiz, Eli Cortines, Steven
Cortines, Jose Vega, Jr., Michael “Mikey” Vega, Martin Medoza
Sr., Martin Medoza, Jr,.; daughters-in-law , Crystal Cortines,
Lisa Ruiz, Petra Cortines, Lupe Arrellano; son-in-law, Steve
Guerra; 28 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; Brothers,
Frank Aguilar, Jr. and Delfino Aguilar; sisters, Josephina
Hernandez, Celia Alanis and Lydia Chapa. Visitation will be from
Noon to 8:00P.M. Tuesday with the recitation of the Holy Rosary
at 6:30P.M. at the funeral home. The Mass of the Resurrection
will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church in Bay City with Father Gerry Cernoch celebrant.
Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Bros.
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Elnora
Crawford, 81, of Bay City, will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan.
20, 2000 at Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. L.
C. Cunningham, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at East
View Cemetery in Bay City.
services for Joan Lucille Holmes Crews, 91, were held July 19,
2012 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel in Austin, Tx. with Pastor
Dan Toepperwein officiating. Interment was at Forest Oaks
Palacios Beacon, July 25, 2012
Helen Rose Crockett, 99, of Bay City, Texas, passed away on May 3, 2012 in Bay City. She was born on September 27, 1912 in Skedee, Oklahoma to the late Leroy and Veda Rose Vance. She owned BrowseaBit and Jewels of Fashion in Deer Park. She and her husband owned Crocketts Fish House in Sargent.
Her husband, Preston Robert Crockett and a granddaughter, Jana LeAnne Crockett, preceded her in death. Helen is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Knox of Possum Kingdom, sons Robert Crockett and wife Joyce of Angleton, David Crockett and wife Gloria of Bay City, grandchildren Melonie K and husband Brian of Mississippi, Mike Meachum and wife Lisa of Austin, Cleve Meachum of Houston, Carole Sorenson and husband Ron of Lubbock, John Crockett and wife Cindy of Angleton, Linda Crockett of Angleton, and 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be held Sunday, May 6 from 2 PM until 4 PM at Taylor Bros. Her funeral service will be held on Monday May 7, at 10:00 AM at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Chaplain Don Storey officiating. Interment will follow at the Matagorda Cemetery.
Tribune, May 6, 2012
Jeanine Gauthier Crow passed away on April 23, 2012 at the age of 65 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on January 22, 1947 in Bay City, Texas.
She was preceded in death by: her parents Marvin “Frenchy” Gauthier and Albina “Bennie” Gauthier; her sons, Kenneth Quinby and David Crow; her brother, Michael Gauthier and niece, Bethany Gauthier.
She is survived by: husband, Raymond Crow; her daughter, Andrea Scott and husband Brandon Scott; granddaughter, Brooke Sandoval; brother, Marvin Gauthier and wife Judy Gauthier, sister, Renee Smith, brother, Alan Gauthier, and sister, Michelle Gauthier; stepson, Norman Crow and wife Liz Crow and their children, Kaili, Rayce, and Kiana, along with nieces and nephews, Ryan Gauthier, Randi and Justin Bobbitt, Ross Gauthier, Amanda Rackel and Jonathan Rackel; sister-in-law, Yvonne and husband Harley Stivers; brother-in-law, John David Crow and wife Carolyn Crow; and sister-in-law, Doris Ann Brown; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at at 10 a.m. May 10, 2012 at Faith Bible Church, 1133 Delaney, Lamarque.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Bay City Tribune, May 5, 2012
PALACIOS - John Edward Crow was born February 7,
1927, in Baytown, Texas. He was the son of John Ray and Clyde
on October 30, 2012
Lydia Ryman Crowell, 56, of Wadsworth, Texas went to be with the Lord on January 26, 2013.
She was a loving wife, mother, Nana, sister and friend to all who knew her.
She was born December 10, 1956 to Roy Sr. and Charley Nell Ryman of Wadsworth. She will be forever loved and missed.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; twin brother, Frank Ryman and sister, Linda Lou Ryman all of Wadsworth.
She is survived by: her husband, Joseph Crowell whom she deeply loved and admired; three loving daughters, Stephanie Chambers (Jeremy), Natasha Chambers (Stacy), and the baby of her girls, Charley Chambers all of Wadsworth; two loving stepdaughters, Becky Crowell of Kansas and Connie Crowell of Tennessee; and six beautiful grandchildren, Alize Spradley, Kenneth Spradley, Zakylane Chambers, Allison and CJ Kachmarsky and Jessalyn Luther. She was also anticipating the arrival of two new grandbabies who are already greatly loved.
She is also survived by her big brother whom she loved dearly, Roy Ryman, Jr. and his wife Chom Ryman of Wadsworth; her brother-in-law, James Crowell of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three nieces; five nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at Word of Life Church in Wadsworth with Melvin Ryman officiating.
Reception (pot luck) will be at the Wadsworth Community Center after the service.
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” (Proverbs 30:5)
Bay City Tribune,
January 30, 2013
services for Rosemary Cruz, 26, of New Orleans, La., will be
held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2003 at the Palacios Funeral
Home. Interment will be at Palacios Cemetery.
Funeral services for the Rev. Leroy Charles Cunningham Sr., 85, of Bay City are scheduled for 11 a. m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Leroy Charles Cunningham Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
A wake will be held from 7 to 9 p. m. today at Bethel Baptist Church in Bay City. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a. m. Wednesday at the church.
Rev. Cunningham was born Sept. 29, 1908, in Texas to Silas and Cynthia Cunningham and died April 9, 1994, in Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.
He was a member of many organizations including the Baptist Ministers Association, South Texas District Association, Independent Baptist General Convention, Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas, National Baptist Convention of American and the Progressive Order of Pilgrims.
Survivors include his wife, Cleo Patra Cunningham of Bay City; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jeraldine Reado and Cynthia and Charles Mahoney, all of Houston; two sons, and daughters-in-law, Fulton and Maria Cunningham of Houston and the Rev. Leroy Charles and Andrea Cunningham Jr. of Bay City; three sisters, Gertrude Smith of Valejo, Calif., Carrie Hobbs of Houston and Mrs. Mattie Foston of Baytown; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, his Bethel Baptist Church Family and his pastor, the Rev. A. H. Pointer.
Pallbearers are Deacon Kenneth Young, Bro. Willie Rollins, Rev. Pleas Mayfield, Rev. Carl W. Floyd, Rev. Ruben Newell, Rev. Kenneth Bree, Rev. Isaiah Gartica and the Rev. Harry Williams.
Honorary pallbearers are the Deacons of Trustees of Bethel Baptist Church, Ministers of South Texas District Association, Fulton Lewis Cunningham, Rev. A. H. Pointer, Charlton DeWayne Mahoney, Latasha Nicole Holt, Marie Cunningham, Pamel A. Grays, Rev. Leroy Charles Cunningham Jr., Shannon Leon Holt, Christopher Charles Cunningham, Tiffany B. Nae Cunningham, Dietra Cunningham and Green’s Mortuary staff.
Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, April, 1994
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