Peggy C. Dacke, 70, of Lolita, passed away Sunday, July 17,
2011, in Houston. She was born March 13, 1941, in Bay City,
to the late Nathan Oren Huff and Lillian Louise Williams
Huff. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist
Church of Lolita.
Published in Victoria Advocate on July 20, 2011
James “Jim” Preston Dale, 81, of Palacios, TX
passed away to be with his Lord on Sept. 22, 2012.
[burial at Hawley Cemetery, Wednesday,
December 12, 2012]
Funeral service for Mr. Kervin Russell Dale, age 30, will be held Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 A. M. at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. Kevin O. Johnson, officiating. Military graveside service and burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be Friday until 9 P. M. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and on Saturday from 10 til 11 A. M. at the church.
Mr. Dale was born in Bay City on July 10, 1964, to Lavada Robertson and Russell Dale, and died April 24, 1995 in Freeport, Texas.
He was a Baptist by faith, a 1982 graduate of Bay City High and was enlisted with the U. S. Army Reserve. Survivors include his wife, Pamela and four children, LaToya, Kizzie, Jamica and Kervin, Jr.; his mother, Mrs. Lavada Robertson Sneed and his father, Russell Dale. Also 11 sisters, Jacqueline, Angela, LaJuan, Cheryl, Rusheda, Veronica, Jody, Lavada Devoria, Kenika and Tayle, and 6 brothers, Anthony, Bernard, Carlton, Jason, Joshua and Brandon.
Also his maternal grandmother Mrs. Estella Davis, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma Dale; 5 aunts, Mrs. Bettie Robertson Smith, Mrs. Eula Robertson Fisher, Mrs. Irma Robertson Stone, Mrs. Nona Dale Flye and Mrs. Jean Dale Williams, and five uncles, Wilbert Dale, William Dale, Lewis Dale, Cunnie Dale and Emerson Dale, as well as a host of great and great-great aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, other relatives and a family of friends.
Active pallbearers will be the U. S. Military.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City.
Daily Tribune, April,
Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
James Wesley Dancer, 68, of Bay City passed away July 22, 2012.
He was born March 7, 1944, in Bay City, Texas to the late Ernest Ray Dancer and Sylvia Norwood Dancer.
He owned and operated Coastal Automotive since 1971 and owned Coastal Trailer Sales from 1982 until 2008.
He enjoyed traveling to Colorado, collecting antique cars, woodworking automotive and electronic mechanics.
Survivors include: his wife, Marguerite Youngblood -Dancer of Bay City; daughters and their husbands, Susan Dancer and Ron Ruthrauff of Blessing, Kimberly and Glenn Clegg of Bay City and Jana and Daniel Rodriguez of San Marcos; step-daughters, Marsalla and Jorge Bejar and Angela and Toby Grubbs all of Sugar Land; sister, Stella Corliss and husband Harry of Garwood, Texas; grandchildren, Kelli Jay, Dustin McDaniel, Courtney Short, Michael Newton, Logan Dancer, Colton Clegg, and Isabel and Olivia Rodriguez and step-grandchildren, Kelsey Youngblood. Brianna Bejar and Danielle Bejar.
The family received visitors Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.
Interment will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Davis-Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Rodriguez, Glenn Clegg, Ron Ruthrauff, Jorge Bejar, Toby Grubbs and Keith Wayne Hatton.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, 979-245-4613.
Bay City Tribune, July 25, 2012
James "Jim" Edward Dannelley Sr., 52, of Van Vleck went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. He was Born August 13, 1959 in Turlock, California to Ed & Rosie Blair Dannelley.
Jim loved to hunt and race. He spent most of his time in his garage working on mud trucks and anything else he could find. If he was awake he was working on something, or looking for something to work on. He was influential in the starting of East Matagorda County Youth Boosters, and was very involved with many other county 4-H projects. Jim loved doing for others more than himself. He lived to bring smiles to others faces.
Jim is survived by his parents: Ed and Rosie Dannelley; loving wife of 33 years: Nancy Dannelley; 2 sons: James Dannelley Jr and wife Lauren of Bay City and Micheal Dannelley of Van Vleck; daughter: Siena Dannelley Bradford and husband Lane of Sweeny; grandson: James Edward Dannelley III; sister: Tammy Quinn of Pearland; and brother: Rodney Dannelley of Van Vleck. He is also survived by his In-laws: Vera and the late Curtis Sanders of Van Vleck.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, with the family receiving visitors from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck with Rev. Bob Hobbins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Lane Bradford, Michael Dannelley, James Dannelley, Chase Kasier, Donnie Casey and Charles Budaus; Honorary pallbearers will be: Randy Roberts and George Lapp.
VICTORIA - Bob Allen DaPron, 86, passed away peacefully on
March 11, 2011. He was born March 6, 1925 in Palacios to
Walter and Esther DaPron.
Published in Victoria Advocate on March 15, 2011
Funeral services for Nicole Tremain Davidson, 24, of Bay City, are scheduled for 1 p. m. Saturday at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. A. H. Pointer officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Friday at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p. m.
Ms. Davidson was born July 14, 1969 in Bay City to James E. and Wilma Flye Davidson and died March 19, 1994, in Hermann Hospital in Houston.
She was a resident of Bay City and a 1989 graduate of Bay City High School.
Survivors include her daughter, Taylor Cimone Henry of Bay City; her parents, Wilma and Jesse Stredic of Bay City and James E. Davidson of Houston; two sisters, Armentha and her husband Pat Kendick of Stanton, Calif., and Angela Davidson of Bay City; a brother, Cory Stredic of Bay City; grandparents, Steve and Armentha Flye of Bay City and Mable Davidson of Bay City; six aunts, Mary Stephens and her husband, Marcus of Houston, Genola Hill of San Antonio, Rosetta Flye of New York, Lyndell Sanford of New York, Maudester Moore of Tyler and Carol Byrd of Bay City; four uncles, Steve Flye Jr. of Houston, Reginald Flye of Houston, Tim Flye of San Antonio, Booker T. Davidson of Bay City and a number of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Booker T. Davidson and an uncle, J. P. Davidson.
Pallbearers are Derrick Austin, Wilson Hart, Jr., Mauice Hines, Cedric Howard, Rance Johnson Jr. and Morris Woods.
Honorary pallbearers are Booker T. Davidson, A. C. Flye III, Reginald Flye, Steve Flye, Tim Flye, Jerry Hill, Marcus Stephens, Cedric Henry and Jessie Stredic.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, March,
Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
Funeral services for Wesley Davidson, 23, of West Columbia will be held 2 p. m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. M. L. Gipson officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Mr. Davidson was born Aug. 7, 1969 in Houston to Hugh and Marjorie Tanner Davidson and died Feb. 18, 1993 at Sweeny Community Hospital in Sweeny.
He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his parents, Marjorie and Hugh Davidson Sr. of West Columbia; a sister, Coutrina Davidson of West Columbia; three brothers, Bryan and Hugh Davidson of West Columbia and Christopher Davidson of Houston; his godmother, Lillie J. King of West Columbia; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, February,
Funeral service for A. D. Davis,
Sr. 92, of Bay City, Texas will be held Thursday July 3,
2003 at 1 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Bay
City, Texas with the Rev. Willie B. Price, Jr. officiating
and the Rev. L. C. Cunningham Pastor.
Curtis Davis, was a long time resident of Bay City, Texas, he passed away August 11, 2011. He was 80 years old having been born January 13, 1931 to Sallie and Orval Davis. Curtis was a wonderful man who was devoted to God. He had a pure loving, giving heart. He worked hard all of his life and found joy in this. Curtis built his home, he was so proud of his home. He loved to get together with his family and friends and play dominoes. Curtis was a businessman. He drilled water wells and had his own oil lease on the Boiling Dome, and owned a cattle ranch in Ashwood, Texas. He was married to Roxie Marlene Johnson. They had two children, Carolyn Jean Davis Daley and Daniel Curtis Davis. Curtis was loved dearly by his family and will be greatly missed. We find solace in knowing he is at peace and in a better place.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Marlene; dear son, Daniel Curtis Davis; his parents, Orval and Sallie Davis; brothers, Tommy Lynn Davis and Jimmie Ray Davis and sister in laws, Patsy Davis and Bobbie Davis. He is survived by: his daughter, Carolyn Jean Davis and her husband Glen Daley of Pasadena, Texas; his grandchildren, Dana Carol Daley Pelata of Pasadena, Angela Marlene Daley Banks of LaPorte and Grandson Bryan Daniel Daley and great grandchildren, Logan Pelata, Gavin Banks, Miranda Banks and Quintan Daley; brothers, Billy Davis, Walter Davis, Leon Davis and Alfred Davis; sisters, Betty Jane Davis Teeler and MaryAnn Davis Wells and various nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be from 6 until 8 PM Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 16, 2011at the Bay City United Pentecostal Church in Bay City with the Dr. Marvin Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas. Pallbearers will be: grandsons, Bryan Daley, David Banks; nephews, Glenn Wells and Steve Wells, Michael Burchard II, Sherman D. Teeler. Honorary pallbearerers will be Ron Alme and Arthur McCowan.
NICEVILLE, Fla. - Eleanora Davis, a fifty three year
resident of Niceville, passed away on Thursday March 17,
2011 at her home.
Published in Victoria Advocate on March 20, 2011
VLECK - Funeral services for Elijah Davis, 70, of Van Vleck,
will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Jesus Freewill,
with Bishop Michael Hurst, pastor, and Pastor Ruben Newell,
officiating. Burial will follow immediately after services
at St. John Cemetery in Van Vleck.
Published in Victoria Advocate on April 21, 2011
Gary F. Davis, 51, of Bay City died August 13, 2000. He was
born November 18, 1848 in Minden, La. to the late Frank Ford
and Martha Stanley Davis. Mr. Davis was a member of St.
Paul's United Methodist Church and was a resident of Bay
City since 1983. He served in the U. S. Navy during the
Vietnam era, and was an employee of Equistar Chemicals LP.
VAN VLECK -
Willie Mae Davis, 81, of Van Vleck, who passed away
Thursday, January. 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11 a.m., at Mother Zion
Baptist Church, Bay City, with burial to follow at Burial
Association Cemetery in Van Vleck.
Funeral services for Jim. W.
Deadrick, 55, of Palacios, Texas will be held Saturday,
March 11, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Green's Mortuary in Bay City
with Elder Eric Young officiating. Burial will follow at
Palacios Cemetery in Palacios. Visitation will be Friday
afternoon until 9 p.m. in the Chapel at Green's.
Funeral services for Alfred “Freddy” Wayne De Leon, Jr., 59,
of Palacios, Tx., were held June 29, 2011 at Faith Family
Church in Victoria, Tx.
Grace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
Palacios Beacon, June,
Funeral services for Jennie B. Deadrick, 74, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Nichols Street Church of Christ, Bay City.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.
Bay City Tribune,
December 18, 2012
BAY CITY - Funeral services for Dorothy DeLoach, 82, of Bay
City, will be Saturday, April 9, 2011, 11 a.m., at New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. T. L. Richardson, pastor, and
Dr. Charles Roberson, Sr. eulogizing.
Published in Victoria Advocate on April 7, 2011
Mary Audrey De Muth, born September 30, 1919, passed away quietly at her home on Selkirk where she lived for 22 years on August 23, 2011.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick W. De Muth.
She is survived by: her son, Fred B. De Muth and brother, Larry Hutchinson.
Audrey was a “Rosie the Riveter” in WWII and that strength and spirit was with her all her life. She had a career as a nurse, mother and accomplished artist. She will be greatly missed.
Donations may be given to Houston Hospice.
Bay City Tribune
- Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011
Petra B. DeLeon, 65, of Bay City passed away February 1, 2013. She was born November 22, 1947 to the late Juan and Gregoria Benavides. She worked as a carrier to the Bay City Tribune for several years.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Guadalupe DeLeon of Bay City; daughters Vivian Flores (Ruben A.) of Bay City, Monica DeLeon of Bay city and Leticia Deleon (Jose T. Jimenez) of Bay City; son John Anthony DeLeon (Melissa) of Lake Jackson; sister Mary Reyes (Julio) of Sargent; grandchildren Anthony DeLeon, Angelica DeLeon, Amber Flores, Chasidy Flores, and Jose Jayasi, Eric & Erica Jayasi and 5 great grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Msgr. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Johnny Reyes, Danny Perez, Arthur Benavides, John Henry Benavides, Juan Manuel Benavides and Pablo Torres.
Bay City Tribune,
February 6, 2013
Wanda Eloise Davis Denbow left this earth Wednesday, May 25, 2011 to join her loved ones in Heaven. Born in Sioux Falls, Iowa on May 20, 1918, she was a twelfth generation descendant of a Mayflower Pilgrim family. Her parents, Myrtle Almeda Richardson Davis and George Elroy Davis, moved their family to Edinburg, Texas in 1919.
She was married April 17, 1938 to Elmer William Denbow of McAllen, Texas. They moved to Matagorda County in 1938 and lived in Markham until moving to Bay City in 2004.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years in 2006 and by nine sisters and brothers and by twin daughters, Sharon and Karen in 1942. She is survived by daughters Lynda Eloise Bible, Susan Elaine & husband Edward Vavra, Jr. and Rhonda Edythe & husband Jim Porter; ten grandchildren Forrest Bible & wife Irene, Lara Masson & husband Dennis, John Evan Bible & wife Stacei, Matthew Bible & wife Shawn, Amy Vavra Orsak & husband Russell, Alyson Vavra-Roe & husband Stephen, Bryan Vavra, Jamie Porter Willis & husband Josh, Jimmy Porter & wife Shelley and William Porter & wife Jenny; ten great-grandchildren Meagan Bible, Fletcher Masson, Kodie & Laney Bible, Molly Eloise Bible, Kolby, Kade & Kara Orsak, Jaxon Porter and Lindsey Walston. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law Olamae Davis of Bryan, TX and Bertha Denbow of Ganado, TX.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm – 8pm Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Friday, May 27, 2011 at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City with Chaplain Don Storey officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Funeral services for Maria Magdalena Espinoza de Saenz, 58,
of Palacios, Tx., were held Jan. 5, 2011 at St. Anthony De
Padua Catholic Church in Palacios.
Advocate News Service
EDNA—Carl Knight Dewett, 72, of Edna died Saturday in a San Antonio hospital.
He was born April 22, 1915, in Athens, Texas, son of the late William A. and Martha H. Madden Dewett. He was a retired potman from Alcoa Aluminum and moved to Edna in July 1980.
He married the former Alberta R. Moore on Oct. 21, 1935 in Greenwood, Miss.
Surviving are his wife, Alberta R. Dewett of Edna; a daughter, Martha Loretta Wright of Palacios; two sons, Carl Kennon Dewett; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Monday at the Baptist Temple Church of Edna with the Rev. Howard Boyd officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hawley Cemetery near Bay City under the direction of Slavik Funeral Home of Edna.
Victoria Advocate, August
Aniceta Diaz, 92, of Palacios, died Monday, March 3, 2003,
in her home in Palacios.
Funeral services for Elias S.
Diaz, 58, of Palacios, were held March 13, 2004 at the First
Presbyterian Church with Rev. Samuel Puccio officiating.
Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.
Funeral services for Mario Diaz
Sr., 43, of Palacios, were held Nov. 12, 2004 at The Living
Word Church with the Rev. Tony Flores officating. Interment
was at Palacios Cemetery.
- Thomas S. Diaz, 47, of Palacios, passed away Saturday, May
28, 2011. He was born April 3, 1964, in Palacios. He was a
Published in Victoria Advocate on May 31, 2011
Vicente Diaz, 55, of Bay City died Thursday October 4, 2001.
He was born December 7, 1945 in San Diego, Texas to Luis and
Maria Moya Diaz. He is survived by wife, Lucy Diaz of Bay
City; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Scott Vestal of
Bay City; son and daughter-in-law, Vicente and Jennifer Diaz
of Bay City; four grandchildren, Scott, Alyson, Rebecca, and
Matthew Vestal all of Bay City. Graveside services were held
at 2 p.m. October 8, 2001 at Cedarvale Cemetery with the
Rev. Dan Villereal officiating.
Joe Thomas Dillard of Bay City, Texas, passed away March 16, 2011 after a battle with cancer.
He was born August 6, 1948, in Okarche, Oklahoma, to Lloyd and Irene Dillard.
The family moved to Brazoria in 1951. Tom graduated from Columbia High School in West Columbia, Texas, in 1966.
He moved to New Mexico in 1972, and lived in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona for about 20 years before returning to Texas.
He was employed at Bay City Plumbing.
Tom is survived by: a sister, Diane Miller of Surfside, Texas; a brother, Michael Dillard of Houston; four nephews, Jody, Larry and Ray Tucker and Shawn Miller; and 2 nieces, Amber and Melissa Miller; as well as seven grandnieces and nephews and several cousins.
He will be missed by all.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Houston Hospice of El Campo.
Our family wishes to thank all of the hospice employees, they were wonderful to Tom and to the family.
Bay City Tribune,
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Funeral services for Beatrice Dobbie, 81, a former 50-year resident of Bay City, are scheduled for 1 p. m. Saturday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Roberson Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be this afternoon at Green’s Mortuary of Bay City and from noon until 1 p. m. Saturday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. There will be a wake from 7 to 9 p. m. today at Green’s Mortuary chapel.
Mrs. Debbie was born April 6, 1912, in Derrider, La., to George and Louise Dobbie and died Feb. 20, 1994, in Lancaster, Calif.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include cousins, John and Helen Harris, Penny and Peter Stone, Craig Harris, Traci Harris, Symone Harris, Oliver Harris, all of California, Lee and Linda Wilson of Galveston, Frances Nettles, Hortense Deaux and Melvin Goldsmith, all of Long Beach, Miss., and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Lee Wilson, Oliver Harris, Leon Johnson, John Harris and Robert Lee Green.
Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, February
Cleo Blake Garner Dodd, faithful Christian, beloved mother, and devoted grandmother, died on September 11, 2003, in Houston, Texas. She was a retired employee of Dow Jones who was known for her outstanding sales ability and her energetic, outgoing personality.
Cleo was born in Bay City, Texas on October 1, 1921 to David and Blake McSparran Garner.
She is survived by: daughter, Jean Barrow and her husband, Mac; grandson, Hunter Barrow and his wife, Kara; son, Dr. Curt Dodd and his wife, Ginger; grandsons, Jonathan and Zachary Dodd and granddaughter, Britni Dodd; daughter, Blake Kennedy and her husband, Charles; granddaughters, Laura Reeves, and her husband Ralph, Carrie Kennedy, and Jennifer Estes, her husband Daniel and great-grandson, Shawn Lewis; and her very special life-long friend, Mary Jo Walker.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, David and Blake Garner, and her daughter, Peggy Ann Lewis.
Funeral services were held 2 p. m. Saturday, September 13, 2003 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with Dr. Curt Dodd officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. The family would like to thank the kind and devoted staff at Trinity Oaks in Pearland who gave Cleo loving care and comfort during the last fifteen months of her life.
Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
Bay City Tribune,
September 10, 2003
Loraine Dodd, 96, of Bay City died at her residence January
15, 2002. She was born May 5, 1905 in Victoria to the late
Herbert J. and Paula Haelbig Schmidt. Mrs. Dodd was a member
of the Holy Cross Catholic Church, a resident of Bay City
the past 20 years and a former longtime resident of Markham.
She also was a former active member of the Art League and
the Bay City Country Club Ladies Golf Association.
Lorene Mobley Dokes, 96, of Nixon, Texas passed away October 30, 2011. She was born November 13, 1914 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Wayne Dokes in 1993 and her son David Wayne Dokes in 2006. Survivors include daughter Barbara Fitzpatrick & husband Jack of Nixon; grandchildren Leanne Arnold, Susanne Umberger & husband Stan, & Michael Lee Dokes & wife Amanda, and great grandchildren Matthew Umberger, Megan Umberger, Kylie Dokes & Kassidy Dokes.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
Infant Aurelio Dominguez, Jr., 27 days old, died August 26,
2000 at Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was born July 29,
2000 in Bay City, to Aurelio Dominguez and Clara Moreno.
Frank Domorad, Jr., 74, of Palacios, died Wednesday at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Victoria. He was preceded in death by his brother, Anton, in 1975. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Vafadies of New York and Mrs. Vera Boisen of Gonzales; four brothers, Joe Domorad of Sealy, John Domorad of Markham, Gus Domorad of Florida and Charlie Domorad of Pasadena. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 3 p. m. at Palacios Funeral Chapel with Rev. Brian Crookes officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
February 9, 1978
Mrs. Mary Domorad of Palacios died at the Matagorda General Hospital Friday morning. Funeral services are pending awaiting the arrival of relatives.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Vallades, New
York; Mrs. Vera Boysen of Hearn; six sons, Frank Domorod, N.
Y., Joe of Pasadena, John and Antone of Palacios; Charlie of
Galveston; and August, in the U. S. Air Force.
BLESSING - Edward F. Dornak, of Blessing, Texas, passed away November 21, 2012 at the age of 93. He was born in Gonzales, Texas, on December 11, 1918 to Method and Mary Lizner Dornak. Edward moved to the Blessing area in 1930 and was a farmer, rancher and carpenter.
On February 8, 1944 he married his wife of 68 years, Tillie Vaculin Dornak. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing and served as a Eucharistic Minister and was on the church council. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #4307, Catholic Workmen and SPJST.
Edward is survived by his wife Tillie, daughter Mildred Dornak, sisters-in-law Evelyn and Dorothy Dornak and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and their wives Method and Albina Dornak, Emil and Steffie Dornak, Johnnie and Georgie Dornak, August and Mary Lou Dornak, Steve Dornak and James Dornak; sister and her husband Annie and Rudy Miculka; and brother-in-law and his wife Joe and Albina Hickl.
Visitation will be 5 pm Sunday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing, Texas followed by a Rosary at 6 pm. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Monday November 26, 2012 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing, Texas, with the Reverend Albert Yankey officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.
Pallbearers are his nephews. Honorary pallbearers are
Brother Knights of Columbus #4307.
Condolences may be left for the family online at
Published in the Victoria Advocate on
November 22, 2012
Jerome James Dornak, 81, of El Campo, passed away on March 5, 2011.
He was born in Hillje on September 24, 1929, to the late John P. and Rosie Shimek Dornak.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 251, and Knights of Columbus Council 2490. He was co-owner of Walzel Office Supply and specialized in office equipment repair.
He is survived by: his daughter, Susan Frankson and husband Sam of Bay City; son, Kenneth Dornak and wife Traci of Spring; grandchildren, Matthew, Megan and Mary Katherine Frankson, Brandon, Austin, Camryn and Madison Dornak; sisters, Bernice Buss of El Campo, Florence Paladino of Lumberton and Norma Lee Treybig of Victoria; brothers, Victor Dornak of El Campo and Johnny Dornak of Wharton.
He was preceded in death by: his wife of 56 years Dorothy Buss Dornak; infant son, Jerome James Dornak, Jr. and brother, Robert Dornak.
Visitation will begin 2 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary being recited at 5 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Janak officiating.
Entombment will follow at the Holy Cross Memorial Park with Military Honors under the auspices of American Legion Post 251.
Pallbearers are Matthew Frankson, Brandon Dornak, Austin Dornak, Joe Ray Dornak, Kevin Dornak and Darrell Hoffer.
Memorials in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681
Bay City Tribune,
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
BAY CITY -- Gladys Douget, 84, of Bay City, died Thursday,
March 14, 2002 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.
She was born October 18, 1917, in Ville Platte, La., to the
late Jules and Laura Mannual Soileau. Mrs. Douget was a
member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and Altar Society, and
was a resident of Bay City since 1949.
BAY CITY - Margaret Ann Douglas, 76, of Bay City, passed
away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.
Published in Victoria Advocate on January 5, 2011
PORT LAVACA - Melba A. Dowell, 83, of Port Lavaca, passed
away on Jan. 28, 2011. She was born March 23, 1927, in
Palacios, to the late Milton and Florence Ellis. Melba was a
retired dispatcher with the Calhoun County Sheriff
Department. She was an avid fisherman who lived for her
children and grandchildren.
Published in Victoria Advocate from January 29 to
January 30, 2011
Funeral services for Clarence Drake Sr., 68, of Houston, are scheduled for noon Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, at Jesus Free Will Holy Temple Church of Bay City with the Rev. R. L. Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Friday, at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Drake was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Thompson, to Robert Drake and Janie Mae Johnson-Drake and died Feb. 11, 1995, at his residence.
He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife, Mittie Drake of Houston; his mother, Janie Mae Drake-Allen of Houston; four daughters, Martha Session of Bay City, Rosie Archulus of Houston, Chantel Wooten of Houston and Lawanda Times of Richmond; six sons, Clarence Robert Drake Jr. of Houston, Eugene Drake of Bay City, Lonnie Austin of Bay City, Anthony D. Drake of Houston, Gentra Drake Sr. of Houston and Richard S. Drake of Houston; a step-daughter, LaKesha Austin of Houston, step-son, Jerome Austin of Houston; a god-daughter, Rita Franklin of Bay City; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Thomas Austin, Floyd Williams, Roger Shields, Bruce Elleby, Aaron Green and Sam L. Williams.
Honorary pallbearers are Clarence Drake Jr., Eugene Drake, Richard S. Drake, Anthony Drake, Gentra Drake and Lonnie Drake.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.
Daily Tribune, February,
Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
- Funeral services for Eugene Drake will be Saturday,
October 13, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church 3300 Avenue A, Rev. T. L. Richardson,
Published in Victoria Advocate on October 12, 2012
- Fern Lorraine Droddy, 84, of El Campo and formerly of
Houston, passed away on Feb. 18, 2011. She was born on March
5, 1926 in Danevang to the late Aksel and Julia Lykke
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.
in Victoria Advocate on February 19, 2011
- Don Wayne Duderstadt of Yorktown passed away at his home
on Jan. 31, 2011 after a long illness. He was born in Bay
City on Feb. 24, 1964 to W.R. "Pete" and Doris Duderstadt.
in Victoria Advocate on February 3, 2011
Patricia Ann Dudley the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dudley died Sunday. The child was a twin and is survived by her twin sister as well as parents.
The funeral service will be held from the Walker-Matchett funeral home Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.
Daily Tribune, June 23, 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Duffy, 47, of Blessing will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p. m. from Taylor Bros. Funeral home, Rev. R. E Black of Markham Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Hawley cemetery.
Mrs. Duffy died Sunday at 9:40 p. m.
She is survived by one daughter, Inez Duffy of Blessing; three sons, John H., William Bradford and Dan, all of Blessing; two sisters, Mrs. L. C. Cornelius of Blessing and Mrs. Ben Curd of Highbank, Texas; two brothers, Koy Roberts of Blessing and T. W. Roberts of the U. S. Navy.
Daily Tribune, June 18,
Ruby Lee Dugan, 75, of Sweeny passed away at her home
surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Natchez,
Mississippi to Jim & Edna Nettles on July 26, 1936.
in Victoria Advocate on July 22, 2012
DUNBAR, Anna Victoria, 65, of Georgewest, passed away in Beeville June 26. She is survived by her husband Mr. L. V. Dunbar of Georgewest, mother Mrs. Kristene Anderson of Luling, one son A. J. Thompson, one brother S. A. Anderson of Luling, three grandsons. Services were held at Taylor Brother Chapel Sunday at 3 p. m. with the Rev. R. E. Black of Markham officiating. Interment was held in Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Valigura, Frank Ray, George Gelber, Fred Brown, Gayle and Billy McKissick.
Daily Tribune, June 29,
Dora was born on April 29, 1947, in Pickens, Mississippi to James W. Rollins and Doris Burrell Rollins and departed on October 31, 2011 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Dora grew up in Bay City. She is the eldest of five children and a 1965 graduate of Hilliard High School and Texas Woman’s University with a degree in nursing.
Dora was a tireless worker, a dedicated, “go to” person; she would never leave a job unfinished (regularly in her office at home until 2 and 3 a.m.). In constant motion, darting from meeting to meeting in her blue Jaguar, which was known to everyone in the city and county, friends often likened Dora to the “Ever Ready Bunny.”
Dora was an advocate, ambassador, and political activist with a unique and unrelenting drive to help bring about positive change and make Bay City and Matagorda County better places to live, work, and play. She was a “no nonsense” person with a heart of gold, committed to always trying to help others.
Professionally, Dora received numerous accolades as a Registered Nurse and pharmaceutical company executive for many years. She enjoyed traveling across the country and around the world with her husband Wil during his career as a labor union and civil rights official. Journeys included trips to Japan as well as Brazil.
A dedicated wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and homemaker, Wil readily (and laughingly) acknowledges that Dora also happily “ran the show” at home.
She returned to her childhood church, Moore Avenue Church of Christ, where she enjoyed serving as the church secretary. Dora was active in many civic and community organizations, including Pilot Club, Chamber of Commerce of Bay City, Rotary Club, Historical Commission, Bay City Convention & Visitors Bureau, American Red Cross Board, Hilliard High Alumni Association, Lone Star Art Guild: 1st Vice President of Planning Committee for the Convention, Certified Local Government Coordinator for Matagorda County, Matagorda County African American Historical Society, Matagorda County Museum, Matagorda County CASA, Bay City Chamber of Commerce& Agriculture, Bay City and Matagorda County Boys & Girls Club, The President’s Regional Advisory Board – University of Houston, and the Victoria Landmark Commission.
Dora was preceded in death by her father James Rollins in 1989.
She is survived by: her mother, Doris Williams of Bay City; her husband, Wilburn Duncan, Sr. of Bay City; her son, Steve Flye of Los Angeles, California; three stepchildren, Wilburn Duncan Jr. (Denise) of Houston, Texas; Dana O’Kelly Stewart (Commodore) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Karla Duncan of Atlanta, Georgia; one grandson, Nicholas Flye of Sugar Land, Texas; two step-granddaughters, Symone and Sydney Duncan of Houston, Texas; six siblings, Earl Rollins, deceased (Joyce) of Memphis, Tennessee, Daniel Rawlins (Delores) of Mississippi, Willie Rollins (Audrey) of Van Vleck, Robert Rowlins of Bay City, Shirley Brown of Sugar Land, Texas, and Vivian Allen of Bay City; five uncles, Herman Burrell (Eva), Allen Burrell, Alfred Burrell (Gladys), Hayward Burrell (Lois) and Milton Burrell (Genevieve); two aunts, Jean Cockrell, Elizabeth Hudson (Glenn); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011 at Nichols Street Church of Christ, 1200 Nichols Avenue, Bay City, Texas with a viewing at 10 a.m. and services starting at 11 a.m.
Bay City Tribune, Sunday,
November 6, 2011
Funeral services for Nannie Bell Duncan will be Saturday,
Feb. 26, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Golden Avenue Baptist Church in
Bay City with the Rev. Kenny James officiating. Interment
will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas]- Mary Louise Dunn, 79, of
Bay City, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003.
Funeral services for Gilbert
Duran, Sr., 72, of Palacios, were held Dec. 13, 2004 at St.
Anthony de Padua Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles
Dwomoh officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.
Funeral service for Mrs. Juanita Sneed Durgan, 85, of Palacios, will be held Saturday, April 8, at 11:00 a. m., at the Jesus Free Will Holy Temple Church in Bay City, with Bishop J. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Saturday from 10 til 11 a. m. at the church.
Mrs. Durgan, a former resident of Bay City, was born July 24, 1909, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Oscar Sneed Sr. and Mattie Hemphill Sneed, and died April 1, 1995, in Westbury Hospital in Houston.
Survivors include her husband, A. J. Durgan of Palacios, one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Townsend of Chicago, Ill., three sons and daughters-in-law, Leroy (& Georgia) Durgan of North Highland, California, Melvin (& Viola) Johnson, Sr. and Charlie B. (& Christene) Johnson, Jr., all of Bay City. Also two step-daughters, Mrs. Clarita Mills of Houston, and Mrs. Katherine Bright of Calif., and two step-sons, Wilbert Dugan of Lake Jackson and Carlton Durgan of Palacios. Also one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Sneed of Columbus; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Oscar (& Mamie) Sneed, Jr. and William Henry (& Lavada) Sneed, all of Bay City. A number of grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Dorothy Durgan, and a host of sisters and brothers.
Active pallbearers include Charlie B. Johnson, Jr., Melvin P. Johnson, Sr., Leroy John son, Wilbert Durgan, Carlton Durgan and the Rev. Gary W. Johnson.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, April, 1995
HOUSTON - Clarice Berry Austin Durochez, 85, of Houston and
formerly of Victoria and Bay City, died Thursday, July 31,
Dorothy Rene Dykes was born April 7, 1946, to Geraldin and Wesly Johnson.
She leaves to cherish her memories: husband, James A. Dykes; three daughters, Teresa Dykes, Paulett Collins (Phillips), and Pauline Dykes; two grandchildren, Paige Dobbins and Phillip Collins II; and two sisters, Carol Taylor and Katie Griffin and a host of nieces and nephews.
Bay City Tribune,
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Bobbie Duffy Dykes of Bay City passed away peacefully at her home on November 4, 2011 with family and friends by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Bobbie was born in El Campo, Texas to Leo Duffy and Myrtle Fulcher Duffy on April 19, 1930. She was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, Texas. She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Matagorda County Genealogical Society.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, I. Z. Dykes. She is survived by her four children, four grandchildren, and two great-grand children who knew and loved her a “Nener”; Julia Dykes Winicki and her husband Walt of Humble, Vicki Dykes of Kingwood, Timothy Dykes of Corpus Christi, Cindy Dykes Williams and her husband Allen of Huntsville; grandchildren, Megan Ramsey Glass and her husband Michael of Sugar Land, Airman First Class Darren Andrew Hussey of Keesler AFB, Mississippi, Taylor Dykes of Corpus Christi, Shelby Dykes Picha of Victoria; great grandchildren Addison Morgan Glass and Isabella Picha. Bobbie is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She will always be remembered by her pioneering spirit and her unique sense of humor.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Dykes, Billy Dykes, Allen Williams, Michael Glass, Walt Winicki, and Robert Allison.
The precious love of her friends in her final years of life made each day a blessing. Flossy Dreher and all of you who took the “80th Birthday Bash” limo ride 1½ years ago, Bobbie is looking down on you with a look of gratitude and true friendship.
The family wishes to thank the Angels, Pat Matthes and the Houston Hospice. A special loving thanks to her caregivers, Theresa and Prisma Ortiz, who provided tremendous comfort in her final days. Visitation will be held from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. on November 7, 2011 at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10:00a.m. on November 8, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church followed by internment at Hawley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to a charity of your choice or to the Quilt Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, Texas.
Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (361) 972-2012.
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