Funeral services for Mr. Felix Earls, age 66, of Bay City, will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at 11 a. m., at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. Kevin O. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be Wednesday until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
Earls was born in Live Oak, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 13, 1930, to Horace Earls, and Lizzie Brown Earls, and passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, in Bay City, Texas,
He was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church, and was employed for 42 years as a Lithographer with The Daily Tribune in Bay City.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mrs. Emma Johnson Earls, and his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Brown Earls, both of Bay City. Also five daughters and four sons-in-law, which includes the twins, Mrs. Linda Berry (& Ronnie) of Bay City, and Mrs. Brenda Alliniece (& Gary); also Mrs. Audrey Byrd (& Courtland), and Miss Orville Earls, all of Missouri City, and Mrs. Arva Thomas (& Gary) of Houston.
He leaves a sister, Mrs. Pauline Earls Allen of Galveston, as well as seven grandchildren, Danna, Adrain, Courtland, Jr., Clevon, Shamira, Gary and Joseph. Also his mother-in-law, Mrs. Alja Johnson of Bay City, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and an extended family of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Earls, Sr., and two brothers, Horace Earls, Jr. and Billie Earls.
Serving as active pallbearers are Roosevelt Allen, Donald Bratcher, Malachi Brown, Jr., Leroy Ellis, Kenneth Rutherford and Hewitt Wiggins.
Honorary pallbearers will include Gary Alliniece, Ronnie Berry, Courtland Byrd, Lloyd Earls, Danna Earls, Gary Thomas and Robert Durgan.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, October,
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
Funeral services for Gennie Eaton, 87, of Sweeny will be
Saturday, June 2, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Tex., with the Rev. Carl Lee
Allison officiating. Burial will be Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Funeral services for Carrie Young Edison, 62, of Freeport will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Greater Mt. Zion Church, Brazoria.
Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Cedar Lane.
Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. at the chapel.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.
Bay City Tribune,
November 28, 2012
Funeral services for David Curtis Edison 43, of Houston will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Mother Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.
Visitation hours are set for 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Saturday at Mother Zion Baptist Church.
Memorial services will be held from 7 to 9 p. m. today at Greater Holy Trinity Baptist Church, 5525 Anderson Road, in Houston.
Mr. Edison was born Feb. 18, 1948, to Ivan and Elizabeth Fletcher Edison in Bay City and died May 7, 1991, at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Althea Edison and Amber Edison, both of Houston; a sister, Patricia Wiggins of Bay City; seven aunts, Thelma Fountain of Bay City, Alice Edison and Grace Partain of Bay City, Irene Shelton of Houston, Melvin Trunnell of Oakland, Calif., Myrtle Spratling of Oakland and Lula Ashley of Berkley, Calif., and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are the Hilliard High School Class of 1966.
Johnson Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements. Green’s Mortuary, Bay City, is in charge of local arrangements.
Daily Tribune, May, 1991
- Funeral services for Maudester Edison of Bay City will be
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at First Berean Missionary
Baptist Church, Cedar Lane, with Rev. Gilbert Franklin,
officiating. Burial will follow immediately after services
at Edison Cemetery.
Published in Victoria Advocate on June 2, 2011
Funeral services for Theophilus H. Edison 73, of Bay City, are scheduled for 1 p. m. Friday at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Murray Griggs officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.
Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Thursday at Green’s Mortuary and from noon to 1 p. m. at the church.
Mr. Edison was born Aug. 21, 1921, in Cedar Lane to Theophilus H. Sr. and Cylen Nelson Edison and died June 13, 1994, at his residence.
He was a member of the Baptist church and of Gulf Coast Lodge #272.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtis Jackson Edison of Bay City; two daughters and son-in-law, Cynthia Hornsby of Springfield, Va. and Charlotte and Dale Harrigan of Houston; a brother and sister-in-law, Willie and Maudester Edison of Bay City; a sister, Lou Ella Hawkins of Cedar Lane; four grandchildren, Angela and Andrae Spencer of Richmond, Va., Tiffany Hornsby by Springfield, Va., Myesha Singletary of Houston and Nakiva Harrigan of Houston; three sisters-in-law, Rebecca Maxey and Iantha Mills of Houston and Pearl Ree Edison of Cedar Lane; three brothers-in-law, James Jackson of La Grange, James Maxey of Houston and John Jackson of Los Angeles, Calif. , and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Clyde Austin, Roosevelt Austin, Larnell Hawkins, Thomas Lee Hawkins Sr., Johnny Roy Wyche, Robert Austin, Elmree Hawkins, Thomas Lee Hawkins and Charles Perry.
Honorary pallbearers are Willie Edison, Wilbert Dale, R. L. Williams, James Jackson Jr., Carey Hawkins, James Maxey, James Brinkley, the deacons and ushers of Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church and members of the Gulf Coast Lodge #272.
Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary of Bay City.
Daily Tribune, June, 1994
- Funeral services Willie Edison, 93, of Bay City will be 11
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at First Berean Missionary
Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with Rev. Gilbert Franklin,
in Victoria Advocate on February 10, 2011
Funeral services for Willie Edison, 84, of Freeport, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Greater Mt. Zion Church, Brazoria.
Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.
Bay City Tribune,
October 3, 2012
- Carolyn Sunshine Edwards, 81, of Palacios, died Wednesday,
March 24, 2004.
Funeral services for Ola Mae Edwards, 91, of Angleton will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Vine Grove Christian Church, 6041 FM 25405 in Bay City, Texas with the Rev. Gary Edison, eulogizing and the Rev. Larry S. Fletcher, officiating. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery in the Live Oak Community.
She passed away Friday, November 23, 2012, at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, Texas.
Ola served as a private duty nurse and a nurses’ aide until her health failed. She also served as a housekeeper in homes and remained very involved in the church. She was the Sunday School secretary, choir member and a member of the City Wide Choir. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, frying fish and hair care for others.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Leon Edwards; parents, Sharper and Jessie Mae Edison; brothers, Leige Edison and Hubert “Frog” Edison; sister, Cherrie Lee Polk; sister-in-law, Vivian Edison and brothers-in-law, Kermit Monroe and Billie Polk.
Ola Mae is survived by: her daughter, Jerline Jackson (Emery) of McBeth; sister, Ada S. Monroe of Live Oak; grandchildren, Necole Jackson of McBeth, Donyell Brown (Jeremy, Sr.) of Houston, Texas, Howard L. Edwards of Brazoria and Marc A. Edwards, Sr.(Lasonia) of Fresno, Texas; four great-granddaughters, Shelby Jackson of McBeth, Latasha Edwards of Angleton, Dynasty Edwards of Houston, Texas and Paris Brown of Fresno, Texas; nine great-grandsons, Jeremy Brown Jr., Jashun Brown, Justin Brown, Taij Cooper all of Houston, Texas, Chris Williams and Marc Edwards Jr. of Fresno, Texas, Brayden Edwards, Nicholas Thomas and Devon Farley all of Angleton; one daughter-in-law, Johnnie Mae Edwards-Bell of Brazoria and a host of other relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers will be Willie M. Haywood III, Warren Polk, Alfred Carl Monroe, Vernon Polk, Robert James Polk, Herbert Lee Polk, Sylvester Edison, Marc A. Edwards, Sr., Larry Edison and Howard L. Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Vine Grove Christian Church ushers and nurses.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at Dixon Funeral Home, 2025 E. Mulberry in Angleton, Texas.
There also will be viewing at the church from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012. There will be no viewing afterwards.
Online condolences may be left for the family by signing her guestbook at www.dixonfuneralhome.com.
Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Angleton, 979-849-8800.
November 28, 2012
Funeral services for Prince "Rusty" Edwards Jr., 64, of
Markham, will be Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Mt.
Zion Penecostal COGIC in Markham with Bishop Fred Jones Sr.
Published in Victoria Advocate on August 17, 2011
Graveside services for Egbert Elem Eggleston, 80, were held
Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Palacios Cemetery with Rev. Doug
Graveside services were held for Irene Eggleston, 77, of
Palacios, 2 p.m.today (Monday) at Palacios Cemetery.
Davis Ehlert, 71, of Bay City died August 30, 2000 at Holy
Family Hospital in Spokane, Washington. She was born March
2, 1929 in Groveton, Texas to the late Guy and Vera Tempia
Elizabeth Skidmore Davis. Mrs. Ehlert was a member of the
First Baptist Church and a life-long resident of Bay City.
Elsie Eilbeck, 82, was born on Sept. 14, 1928 in North Zulch, Texas to the late Daniel Lee and Irene Marsh Maddox. She moved to heaven on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Elsie was a loving and faithful wife, devoted to her family. She loved sewing and cooking. She was a living example to her family, showing love, peace, kindness and compassion to all who knew her.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 65 years, James Franklin Eilbeck, Sr.; children Linda Reyes and husband Steve, Donna Rooks and husband Charlie, Nancy Hinton and husband Leon, James, Jr. and wife Karla, Carol Medina and husband Martin; grandchildren Laura Perez, Kim Rooks, Shelley Fischer, Jennifer Perez, Amanda Watson, Christopher James Medina; great grandchildren Kat Perez, Kody Estrada, Chance Rooks, Andrea Geneal Floyd, Ashleigh Fontenot, Kristiana Perez, Desiree Perez, Jesse Seiley, Ty Watson, Easton Watson, James Medina; brother Herman Maddox & wife Priscilla; sister Nelda Jean “Bissie” Fitzgerald.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the funeral home. Services celebrating Elsie’s life will be held at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM. Pastors Jim Hardaway & Bobby Williams will officiate. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Dick R. Elkins, 68, of Bay City passed away Saturday, May
13th at Matagorda General Hospital following a long illness.
He was the former owner of Bay City Funeral Home until he
retired in 1997. He was born in Morrison, Tennessee on
January 20, 1932 to parents George and Kathryn Elkins.
Bettie Jean Acker Elliott (Billie), of Seguin, Texas passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at her residence after a long fight with C.O.P.D. She was born in Sulpher Springs, Texas in September of 1929 to parents Esther Darden and Haskell Acker. She later moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. In August of 1944 she married George Elliott, Jr. in Bay City. They raised a family of four boys, David Lee, Larry Ray, Donald Wade, and Kenneth Dwayne. They were the light of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, 3 brothers-in-laws, one son, and one daughter-in-law. She is survived by her sister, Mary Jo Bone, her sons Larry (Ramona), Wade (Deane), and Kenneth (Annie). She leaves 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 1 niece, 1 great-nephew, and 1 great niece.
There will be no visitation but a graveside service will be held on Monday, April 23, at 1:00 PM at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing, Texas. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please make donations to Hawley Cemetery.
Bay City Funeral Home is in charge of her services.
Lillian Mae Elliott, 87, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday
January 12, 2005 in Bay City.
Funeral services for Francisca Medina Ellis, 63, of Bay City will be at 10 a. m. Saturday, June 13, 1998 at the First Baptist Church in Markham, with Rev. Howard Harper and Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.
Ellis died June 8, 1998 at Vancor Hospital in Houston. She was born Oct. 3, 1934 in Palacios to the late Aurelio and Carmen Lopez Ellis.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Markham, and a life-long resident of Matagorda County.
She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Pete and Mary Ann Medina of Markham, Ernest and Connie Medina of Bay City, Gabriel Medina of Houston, and Johnnie Medina of Bay City; three daughters, JoAnn Alvarez of Bay City, Minnie Medina of Austin, and Melinda Melendez of Freeport; three sisters, Vidala Jalomo, and Emilia Zarate both of Bay City, and Lillie Robles of Houston; two brothers, Louis Longoria of Pasadena, and Jacinto Longoria, Jr. of Houston; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Sergio Medina, Paul Medina, Gabriel Medina, Johnnie Medina, Jr., Tommy Medina, and Ray Rodriguez.
Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, June 11,
Ellis, 57, of Houston died August 31, 2002 at Methodist
Hospital in Houston.
Nelson Ellis was born at the Nelson home on October 22, 1917 to
Roy and Carrie Belle Nelson.
Mr. Richard Encinas, longtime resident of Brazoria passed peacefully July 9, 2012 at the Palliative care unit of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Richard was widely known and respected as the caring evening charge nurse at Matagorda County Hospital.
He will be missed by his many friends and patients.
Mr. Encinas is survived by: his large and loving families and his devoted life partner of 36 years, Mr. Thomas Valliere.
In accordance with his wishes, Richard will be interned in Alden, Michigan near his beloved Torch Lake.
No services or viewings are scheduled.
Gifts in his memory may be made to the volunteer department of Matagorda Hospital.
His family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Michael Neret of Bay City and the medical staff of MD Anderson.
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
Albennie English expired in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, Dr. Thomas Minter is pastor. A celebratory Wake is being held Friday, July 20 at the same location, time 7 until 9 p.m.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas www.evergreenfuneral-home.com
Bay City Tribune, July 25, 2012
Funeral services of Bonny Joyce (Yonan) Engwer, 43, of Bay City, will be Monday, Feb. 23 at 2 p. m. at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Barry Sharp officiating. Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery.
Mrs. Engwer died at Matagorda Hospital on Friday, Feb. 20, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in San Angelo to Dolores (Schultz) and the late Richard Yonan.
She taught English, French, reading and art at Van Vleck Junior High School. Her husband, David, teaches math and drives a bus at McAllister Junior High School in Bay City. Before moving to Bay City, the couple taught in Pecos, Crystal City and Comstock.
Mrs. Engwer was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 1990, but vowed to never give up fighting.
Indeed, while doctors initially gave her only about six months to live, she clearly had other plans. She survived for almost eight years, thanks to a remarkable spirit that saw her through radiation treatment, chemotherapy, two surgeries, and many close calls. Her guiding philosophy was Winston Churchill’s famous “Never give in.”
She was a lifelong artist who loved painting and sculpture. Much of her art during her illness reflecting the struggles of living with cancer, and she found comfort in the ability to express her pain artistically. She was particularly proud that one of her brain surgeons bought two of her pieces: an Adam and Eve sculpture and a papier mache fish.
Another great love was motorcycling. Before she lost mobility because of her illness, Mrs. Engwer and her husband often rode together. Recently, in a successful effort to brighten her spirits, her brother and husband had a sidecar customized and attached to David’s BMW. Her cancer had kept her from taking long trips but in the sidecar Mrs. Engwer was able to again taste the thrill of motorcycling. It delighted her, and while riding she proudly waved to onlookers.
She is survived by her husband, David and son, Joshua both of Bay City; her mother and stepfather, Dolores and Vernon Jones of San Angelo; four sisters, Teri Beasley of Oviedo, Fla., Nancy Norwood of Galveston, Rebekah Yonan of Boston, Mass., and Julie Yonana of Tampa; two brothers, Michael Yonan of Chicago, and Joe Yonan of Boston; her stepmother, May Yonan of Chicago, mother-in-law, Jean Engwer, Father-in-law, William Engwer of Pittsburgh; her nephew, Brent Bradley of Savannah, Ga.; and special friends Velda Keen, Helma Hannusch and Carolyn Elliot.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Texas Division Inc. 2433 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, Texas, 78754, or Hospice Foundation of America, 777 17th St. Suite 401, Miami Beach, Fl. 33139.
Daily Tribune, February 22,
Petra P. Enriquez, 87, of Bay City passed away Thursday, October
14, 2004, from a sudden illness.
Graveside funeral services for William David Ertell, 78, of Freeport are scheduled for 2 p. m. Thursday in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.
Mr. Ertell was born Nov. 29, 1914 in Matagorda County to Frank F. Ertell and Eva Smith Ertell and died July 12, 1993 in Brazosport Hospital.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and worked for Freeport Sulfur for 24 years and Brazosport Machine for 22 years.
He is survived by his wife Mary W. Ertell; a daughter Helen L. Procor; four sons, W. D. Ertell Jr., Frank H. Ertell, Tommy G. Ertell and Ricky D. Ertell; one brother, Ben F. Ertell and a sister, Julia Lowe.
Daily Tribune, July 14,
Estella Cadriel Escobar
Estella Cadriel Escobar, 64,
of Van Vleck died November 16, 2000 at Matagorda General
Hospital in Bay City. She was born Dec. 7, 1935 in
Wharton, to the late Solomon and Mary Victoria Cadriel.
Estella was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church and a resident of Van Vleck for 35 years.
BAY CITY - Ruben Torres Escobar, 68, of Bay City, died Monday,
Jan. 17, 2005.
[Matagorda County, Texas] - Services for Armando "Mando"
Espinosa Sr., 75, of Palacios, who died Saturday, will be 10
a.m. today at St Anthony's de Padua Catholic Church, the Rev.
Charles Dwomoh officiating. Burial with military honors, under
the auspices of the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Queen Hamlin Post
2467, will be at Palacios Cemetery. Artero Memorial Chapels,
Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.
BAY CITY - Ernest Esquivel, 36, of Bay City,
passed away Monday, June 18, 2012. He was born Sep. 3, 1975. He
served in the
U.S. Marine Corp.
Published in Victoria Advocate on June 21,
24, of Bay City died September 17, 2000. He was born April 10,
1976 in Victoria to Faustino Estraca, Jr. and Sylvia Cano
Estraca. David was a long-time resident of Bay City and was a
member of the Pentecostal Church.
BAY CITY - Dominga Estrada, 84, of Bay City, died Wednesday,
Oct. 29, 2003.
Marvin Etgen, 60, of Bay City passed away February 19, 2004 at
Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton, Texas.
Ann Rainey Evans, 75, of Bay City passed away June 29, 2011.
She was born December 17, 1935, in Bay City, Texas, to the late James Rainey and Iris Rice Rainey.
Ann was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She worked at Central Power and Light’s central office and helped in opening the South Texas Project Visitor’s Center for CPandL.
She then earned her real estate license and was an agent for Hugh Harper Realty and purchased that business in 1985. Later she founded and operated Ann Evans Real Estate until failing health forced her retirement.
She was Past President of Matagorda County Board of Realtors and Past Board Member and Past Secretary for Federation of Employers and Workers of America Foundation.
Her hobbies included worldwide travel, collecting bells and taking pictures.
Survivors include: her husband of 56 years, Lamar Evans of Bay City; sons, Lamar Evans, Jr. and wife Diane of Katy, Texas, Craig Evans and Scott Evans and wife Pam all of Bay City; brothers, Herbert Rainey of Lake Livingston, Texas, Mickey Rainey and wife Margaret of Needville and Larry Rainey and wife Debbie of Van Vleck; grandchildren, Ashley Ann Evans of Austin, Christopher Evans and wife Hillary, Greg Evans and Robert Evans all of Katy and great-grandson, Bryson Evans of Katy.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Gantz and the Rev. Pauline Harvey-Storey officiating.
Pallbearers will be Bill Wiginton, Tim Greaud, Jim Gann, Bob Allen, Salvador Morales, Hootie Estlinbaum, Sam Evans III, Mike Wade and Mark Goodman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Hill, J. W. Watson, Dr. Dane Simons and Dr. M. Rimawi.
The family would like to thank Ann’s special friends for their love and kindness, Ann Nell Gann, Judy Hill, Peggy Ottis, Paula Greaud, Ellie Hollister, Bertha Wella and Dorothy Yeager.
They also want to thank Prayer Partners Vivian Sliva and Virginia Whiddon for their many notes and the members of Susanna Wesley Sunday School class for their support.
Memorials in Ann’s name may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visitingwww.taylorbros.net.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, 979-245-4613.
Bay City Tribune,
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for John D. Evans, 88, who moved to Collegeport from Waynesburg, Pa., in 1909 and was one of Matagorda County’s leading citizens.
Mr. Evans died in the Matagorda General Hospital at 9 o’clock Monday morning. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Louise Marsland of Bound Brook, N. J.
The Rev. George Gillespie of Palacios conducted the services at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home and burial was in the Hawley Cemetery.
Many friends are mourning the death of this beloved man, who spent his life doing something good for other people.
Matagorda County Tribune, May
Regina Irene Evans, 85, of Bay City
passed away August 21, 2010 in Bay City.
Bay City Tribune, Published
August 25, 2010
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
Roy Evans, 87, of Bay City passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Matagorda Regional Medical Center.
He was born September 19, 1924, in Wayne County, Mississippi to Samuel Oliver Evans and Clara Rolison Evans.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; daughter, Sandra Rickaway; twin brother, Rex; brothers, Sam and Lawrence and sisters, Agnes Frost and Jewel Sykes.
He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Billie Dean Evans; daughters, Carol Wolf and husband Kevin and Pam Calk and husband Wade; son and wonderful caregiver, Roy Dean Evans; brother, Lamar Evans; grandchildren, Ronald Lynn Rickaway and wife Laurie, Gregory Rickaway, Theresa Puccetti, Gerald Puccetti and wife Chelsey, Jennifer, Jessicca and Ashley Wolf, W. T. Calk and wife Shannon, Amanda Hahn and husband Jason and Dean Evans; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Roy served his country during World War II with the US Army Company “C” 172D Engineers Combat Battalion.
He was a Millwright by trade and a member of Millwright Local #2232. He was a life member of VFW Post 2438, member of Masonic Lodge #865 and a member of Bay City Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Bay City Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Watson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Wade Calk, Kevin Wolf, Gregory Rickaway, W. T. Calk, Gerald Puccetti and Robert Pulsifer.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Houston Hospice, especially Jackie Hooper, Bertha Jefferson, Pat Matthes and Don Storey.
Contributions can be made to Houston Hospice, 1102 Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437 or Bay City Baptist Church.
Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.taylorbros.net.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, 979-245-4613.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Funeral services for Richard Thomas Evens were held at the First Baptist Church Sunday, October 1, at 3 p. m. with the Rev. Leon Maxwell officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.
Son of the late William Thomas and Sally Cox Evens, he was born April 12, 1918, in Marietta, Mississippi. He died of a heart attack Friday morning, September 29, while working on his house at 405 Perryman.
A resident of Palacios for 30 years, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army. He was employed as a truck driver for Hurley Butane.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Laslie Evens; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Elaine Meadows of Tustin, Calif., one son, Richard Martin Evens of Palacios; four sisters Mrs. Arneli Caldwell and Mrs. Betty Heatty of Minden, La., Miss Olie Evens and Mrs. Sue Brown of Bloomington, Texas; two brothers, Claudis Evens of Midland, Texas and Roy Evens of Kensington, Maryland.
Palacios Beacon?, October,
James John Ewell, Jr. 58, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000,
at his residence in Dickinson, Texas. Mr. Ewell was born April
3, 1942 in Baytown, to Maxine and James John Ewell, Sr.
LaVerne B. Ewing, 76, of Bay City passed away August 24, 2000 at
Matagorda General Hospital. She was born January 3, 1924 in
Falls County, Texas to parents Frank and Freda Gerngross Bernsen.
She was a long-time member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
2011 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
Aug. 11, 2011
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