Matagorda County Obituaries
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Felix Earls

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, 1996                                        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.

She died Monday, May 28, 2001 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

She is survived by one daughter, Charity Lewis (Nathan, Jr.), Sweeny; 1 step-son, Barney Eaton, Los Angeles, Ca.; 1 step-daughter, Jewell Macon, Los Angeles, Ca.; 1 sister Mildred Harris, Houston; 3 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Nathan Lewis Jr., Howard Releford, George McKnight, Ronnie Cathey, Robert Hilton, Thomas Randle, marlon Swist Sr., and Robert Lemon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Barney Eaton, John Paul Jones, Lonnie Williams, Nathan Lewis, Sr., Samuel Milton Johnson, Jimmy Hilton, Nathan Donnell Lewis, Re. Samuel Johnson, Thomas Hendricks, James Hilton, Howard Hall, Herman Hilton.

Visitation will be Friday, June 1, 2001, from 4-9 p.m. at the Dixon Funeral Home Chapel in Brazoria.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria. A00011A2001MY31

The Daily Tribune, May 31, 2001
 



 

Walter C. Eberle

M. Waneta Eberle

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Stephen G. Eddleman
 

VICTORIA - Stephen G. Eddleman, 60, of Victoria, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. He was born on July 14, 1951 in Bay City, to Gladys Meyer Wood and the late David H. Eddleman.

Steve served his country in the National Guard and was decorated for marksmanship. He was employed by Dupont/Invista for thirty-nine years. He was a member of the NRA, The Corvette Barn and a former member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.

Steve also contributed to Wikipedia and was the historian and genealogist for the Meyer and Eddleman families. He was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.


Steve is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Donna Lassmann Eddleman; his mother, Gladys Wood of Schertz; daughter Michelle Leikam of Austin; son, Eric Eddleman and wife, Isabell of Richmond; 3 grandchildren, who were the love of his life, Antone Leikam, Andrew Eddleman and Ryan Eddleman.


In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his sister, Caryl Marburger; and step-father, Dewey Wood.


Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels, with Rev. John Waak officiating. Burial with full military honors, under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council, will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 500 N. Shoreline, Suite 610 N, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78471.

Published in Victoria Advocate from December 4 to December 6, 2011


Carrie Young Edison

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
 


David Curtis Edison

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
 

BAY CITY - 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.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, in the chapel of Green's Mortuary. There will be viewing from 1-2 p.m. at the church on Saturday, June 4, 2011. There will be no viewing afterward.

Final arrangements entrusted to Green's Mortuary 2702 Ave C., Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 2, 2011
 


Michael Douglas Edison
 

BAY CITY - Michael Douglas Edison, 60, of Bay City, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.

Visitation Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, 4 - 7 p.m. at Green's Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at First Berean Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with Rev. Gilbert Franklin, pastor and Rev. K.W. Bree, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow immediately after service at Live Oak Cemetery.

Final arrangements entrusted to Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 21, 2011
 


Theophilus H. Edison

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
 


Willie Edison

BAY CITY - 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, officiating.

Viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Burial will be at First Berean Cemetery immediately after services.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 10, 2011
 


Willie Edison

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
 


Lovie Edward



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

PALACIOS - Carolyn Sunshine Edwards, 81, of Palacios, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004.

She was born April 20, 1922, in Palacios, to the late John Franklin and Grace L. Menefee Barnett. She was a retired teacher for the Palacios Independent School District and a Presbyterian.

Survivors: daughter, Mary Evelyn Edwards of Palacios; son, Michael E. Edwards of Palacios; and one grandchild.

Preceded in death by: husband, Warren Eugene Edwards; sister, Grace Evelyn Ferguson; brothers, John F. Barnett Jr. and Price Menefee Barnett; and one grandson.

Visitation will be noon-1 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the church, the Revs. Andy Blair and Janell Blair officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Victoria Advocate, March 27, 2004
 


Ellen H. Edwards



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Ola Mae Edwards

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.

Bay City Tribune, November 28, 2012
 


Prince "Rusty" Edwards, Jr. 

MARKHAM - 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. officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after the service at Markham Cemetery.

Viewing will be Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to greensmortuary@sbcglobal.net.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489.

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 Blanton officiating.

Eggleston was born July 22, 1904 in Atlanta, TX and died July 31, 1904[sic] (1984) at his residence. He was a retired self employed retail merchant and had been a resident of the area since 1931.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Peggy Shearer of Victoria; two sisters, Verna Hodges of Oakwood, TX and Vera Oden of Baton Rouge, LA; and two grandchildren, Kelly Luska and Zayne Luska of Victoria.

Daily Tribune, August 3?, 1984
 

Graveside services were held for Irene Eggleston, 77, of Palacios, 2 p.m.today (Monday) at Palacios Cemetery.

Officiating at the services was the Rev. J. H.? Gwin.

Eggleston died April 30, 1983 at Wagner General Hospital.

Survivors include husband, E. E. Eggleston of Palacios; daughter, Peggy Shearer of Victoria; 2 grandchildren.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Palacios.

Daily Tribune, May 2, 1983
 

Jean Kathryn 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.
Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn Joyce Fellers of College Station, Judy Carol and Richard Tinsley of Colbert, Washington, Susie and Tommy Lytle of Bay City; son and daughter-in-law, William Daniel and Karen Ehlert of Katy; sisters, Mary Davis Withrow of Santa Fe, Texas; Virginia Bell Cole of Bay City; 11 grandchildren, Sarah and Stephanie Huebner of Bay City, Kristen Parrott and husband Bryan of Bossier City, La.; Kaira Krysinski and husband Przemek (Ski) of Portland, Texas; John Fellers of College Station, April, Taylor, Austin and Shayna Tinsley of Colbert, Washington, Dane and Katelyn Ehlert of Katy; three great-grandchildren, Kourtney Paige Fellers of Portland, Cassie Faith Fellers of College Station and Lauren Kathryn Parrott of Bossier City, La. She was preceded in death by her husband William E. "Bill" Ehlert, Jr. October 17, 1993.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2000, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Wayne Fellers, Dane Ehlert, Taylor Tinsley, Austin Tinsley, Tully Roe and Will Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gleaners Ladies Sunday School Class.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2000SP1

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, September 1, 2000
 


Elsie Eilbeck
(September 14, 1928 - May 5, 2011)

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.

www.taylorbros.net
 

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.

He graduated from Harlingen High School in 1950 and graduated from The Landig College of Mortuary Science in 1953. After serving time in the Army, he returned to Texas and received his Texas Funeral Director and Embalmers License in 1956. After working for several funeral homes in the area including Emkin Linton in Texas City, Maloy & Sons in Galveston, and Pace Stansil Funeral Home in Liberty, he and his family moved to Bay City to manage the Bay City Funeral Home. He bought it in 1968 and served the people of Matagorda County for 29 years.

He was active in numerous civic organizations in Bay City for a long time until poor health forced him to limit his activities. He remained a member of the Bay City chapter of Masonic Lodge and was a 32 Degree member of the Shrine Temple.

He is survived by: his wife of 43 years, Betty Caton Elkins of Bay City; a son and daughter-in-law, Ross and Gina Elkins of Katy; two grandsons, Mason and Noah Elkins; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Maxine Elkins of Harlingen, George and Billie Elkins of Roswell, New Mexico, twin brother Dan and Marie Elkins of Grand Prairie, Texas and Charles Elkins of Killeen, Texas; as well as an aunt, Juanita Newman of Fairfield, Texas.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at the Nichols Street Church of Christ with Glen Organ officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 until 9.

Pallbearers will include: David Carroll, Ronnie Rowland, Jesse Jackson, Damon Rutherford, Glen Organ and Sam Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Al Richardson, Doug Anderson and Gerald Rowland and Bob Curtis.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. (979) 245-4893.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, May 16, 2000                                 Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Bettie Jean Acker Elliott
(September 1, 1929 - April 20, 2012)

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.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Lillian Mae Elliott, 87, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday January 12, 2005 in Bay City.

She was born December 20, 1917, in Vinton, Louisiana, to the late Albert and Ida Carr Crawford Lindsey.

Mrs. Elliott has been a resident of Bay City since 1939, and a member of First Christian Church of Bay City.

Survivors include: son, Michael Elliott of Bay City; sisters, Helen Bergdorf of Fannett, Texas, Martha Dukett of Beaumont, Texas, Rosa Hidalgo of Tyler, Texas, and Delores Bundick of Beaumont, Texas; brothers, Russell Lindsey of Fairlawn, New Jersey, and Rodney Lindsey of Tyler, Texas; five grandchildren; and nine-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, A.E. "Runt" Elliott; son, Ronald Elliott; sisters, Mary Conway and Laura Miller; and brother, John Lindsey.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Brenda J. Wilson officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, January 19, 2005
 


Francisca Medina Ellis

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, 1998
 

Jerry Ellis, 57, of Houston died August 31, 2002 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

He was born September 20, 1944 in Brownwood, TX to William L. and Rosalie Mae Nelson Ellis.

Mr. Ellis was a resident of Houston the past year and a former longtime resident of Bay City and Collegeport. He was a member of the Collegeport Presbyterian Church.

On November 16, 1962 he joined the U.S. Navy, and on December 4, 1964 he received an honorable discharge so he could donate one of his kidneys to his brother Gilbert.

Survivors include: wife, Dollee Collier Ellis of Houston; mother, Rosalie Ellis of Bay City; daughter and son-in-law, Leisa and Jack McLeod of League City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ritchie Ellis of Houston and Dee and Dawn Ellis of Texas City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Pat Ellis of Palacios, and Jesse and Rebekah McLeod; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father, W.L. Ellis, and his brother, Gilbert Ellis.

Graveside funeral service was held Monday, September 2, 2002, at the Palacios Cemetery with the Rev. Andy Blair officiating.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002SP04

Bay City Tribune,  Wednesday, Sep 04, 2002
 


Funeral services for Linda Ellis, 55, were held Nov. 26, 2002 at Palacios Funeral Home. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Ellis was born Nov. 11, 1947 in Palacios to the late Yancy Campbell and Erma Laxson. She died Nov. 23, 2002 in Victoria.

She is survived by her daughters, Mylinda Guerrero, Kimberley Ellis and Mary Linda Ellis, all of Palacios; a sister, Elizabeth Hardin of Port Lavaca; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Ellis; and sisters Wanda Hardin and Lottie Knipp.

Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, November 27, 2002
 


Rosalie Mae Nelson Ellis
Oct. 22, 1917 - March 13, 2006

Rosalie Mae Nelson Ellis was born at the Nelson home on October 22, 1917 to Roy and Carrie Belle Nelson.

She died March 13, 2006 in Bay City. She graduated from Collegeport High School in 1935 and from Southwest Texas State Teacher's College in 1940.

Rosalie taught a total of 25 years in Richards, Bay City, and Palacios Schools. She married W. L. Ellis on October 5, 1947 and was a lifelong member of Matagorda County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sons Gilbert Ellis and Jerry Ellis.

Survivors include: two sons and three daughters-in-law, Jesse and Carolyn Ellis of Collegeport, Tommy and Pat Ellis of Palacios; and Dollee Ellis of Bacliff, Texas; one sister, Ethel Williams of Bay City; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Palacios with the Revs. Andy and Janell Blair officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Thomas Holsworth, Mason Holsworth, Russell Corporon, Buddy Lenz, G. W. Franzen and Fred Law.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home. 361-972-2012

Bay City Tribune,Published March 15, 2006
 



 

Herbert A. Ems

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

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 Thomas English
Sept. 8, 1922 – July 12, 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
 


Bonny Joyce Yonan Engwer

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, 1998
 

Petra P. Enriquez, 87, of Bay City passed away Thursday, October 14, 2004, from a sudden illness.

She was born in Marfa, Texas on January 29, 1917, and was a longtime citizen of Bay City.

She is survived by: her husband, Panfilo Enriquez, Jr., of Bay City; three sons, Johnny Enriquez of Boling, Jessie Enriquez of Old Ocean, and Bennie Enriquez of Wharton; also seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, October 16, at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Saul Garcia officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Edwardo Cantu, Elias Marin, Jesse Robles, Michael Gonzales, Billy Wooderson, and Wilbur Vaclavick.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, October 17, 2004
 


William David Ertell

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, 1993
 



 

Ramon R. Escobar

Estella Escobar

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

BAY CITY - Ruben Torres Escobar, 68, of Bay City, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005.

He was born Jan. 29, 1936, in Choate, to the late Marcos Sr. and Angelita Torres Escobar. He was a retired auto body painter and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Ofelia Escobar; daughters, Rebecca Chancey of Pledger and Ruby Ann Gonzales of Seguin; son, Ruben Escobar Jr. of Houston; sister, Olivia Garcia of El Campo; brothers, Anastacio Escobar of Victoria, and Oscar Escobar Sr., Marcus Escobar Jr., and Leonardo Escobar, all of El Campo; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A rosary was recited 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

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

Pallbearers: Jonathan Chancey, Robert Arias Jr., Rene Baisa, Reynaldo Escobar, Ronaldo Escobar, Robert Dale Chancey, Robert Steven Chancey, Mark Escobar.

The Victoria Advocate, January 19, 2005
 

PALACIOS [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.

Pallbearers: Cory Thurman, Kyle Thurman, Ray Guerra Jr., Alfred Guerra, Santiago Guerra and Arthur Miranda.

Honorary pallbearers: Homer Aparicio, David Aparicio, Pete Aparicio, Christopher Meir, Michael Meir and Pete Sardelich.

Memorials: Armando Espinosa Sr. Scholarship Fund, City State Bank, 459 Main, Palacios, Texas.

Victoria Advocate, August 6, 2003
 


Ernest Esquivel

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.
 
He is survived by his wife, Tonya A. Esquivel and their children, Mallorie Esquivel and Dae 'Ja Esquivel, both of Rosenberg, Samantha, Dillian and Darren Esquivel, of Bay City; step-children, Brianna Bennett, Mercedes Smoyer, Dezmin Smoyer, and Kyliah Bennett, all of Bay City; parents, Robert Galvan Sr. of Bay City and Ms. Beatrice E. Galvan of Blessing; brother, Rocky Galvan of Blessing; two sisters, Veronica and Leticia Galvan both of Bay City; biological father, Guadalupe Lucio Jr.; three step sisters, Lucinda Lucio, Jessica Lucio, and Crystal Hall Brecka; step brother, Guadalupe Lucio III; maternal grandmother, Santos Esquivel of Blessing; paternal grandfather, Antonio Galvan of Blessing; numerous nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Galvan Jr.; maternal grandfather, Alberto Esquivel; and paternal grandmother, Maria Galvan.

A Rosary was recited on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Peter Yebiah- Amanfo officiating. Full military honors will follow at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Dino Morales, Mike A. Galvan, Danny Galvan Jr., Edward Garcia, Richard Mendez, Dale Robinson, Jalomo Ramirez, and Fernando Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers: Steven Esquivel, Johnny Moreno, Mikey Piwonka, Jimmy Duran, Donald Tucker, Marty Lopez, and Ryan Longoria.

Arrangements by Greens Mortuary, 2702 Avenue C, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 21, 2012
 

David Estraca 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.

Survivors include wife, Tara Michelle Estraca of Bay City; parents, Faustino and Sylvia Estraca of Bay City; sons, David Estraca Jr. and Faustino Zein Estraca both of Bay City; sister, Melissa Christine Tate of Bay City; paternal grandparents, Faustino and Lucy Estraca of Bay City; material grandparents, Sam and Janie Garcia Cano, Sr. of Victoria; maternal great-grandmother Cecila Garcia of Victoria; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friend Dawn Ringles of Bay City.

A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Pentecostal Church in Bay City with the Rev. Marvin Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Perez, Jacob Coston, Nathan Daniels, Shawn Guess, Rick Gatain and John Randall.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2000SP22

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday September 22, 2000
 

BAY CITY - Dominga Estrada, 84, of Bay City, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003.

She was born Dec. 20, 1918, in San Benito to the late Pedro and Desideria Carrion Estrada. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: sisters, Carmel Rodriguez of Van Vleck and Virginia Rodriguez of Beeville; and brothers, Natividad Estrada Sr. of Bay City and Fortunato Estrada of Houston.

Preceded in death by: sister, Juanita Paz; and brothers, Antonio Estrada and Benito Estrada.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

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

The Victoria Advocate, October 31, 2003
 

Marvin Etgen, 60, of Bay City passed away February 19, 2004 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton, Texas.

He was born June 24,1943 in Otto, Texas to William Lewis Karl Etgen and Emma Etgen.

He had been a resident of Bay City since 1969, was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, was a 33 year member of the Bay City Volunteer Fire Department, was former president of Matagorda County Association of Retarded Citizen’s, former president of United Methodist Men, and a former trustee for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

He is survived by: his wife, Pauline Etgen of Bay City; three sons, Jerry Wayne Etgen, David Michael Etgen and Marvin Paul Etgen all of Bay City; and one brother, Robert Etgen of Mart, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Billie Ann Jackson.

Funeral services were held 2 pm Saturday, February 21, 2004 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Morgan and the Rev. Bill Haskell officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Etgen, Allen Caldwell, David Matejka, Frankie Boras, and Billy Reeder.

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

The Bay City Tribune, February 22, 2004
 


Ann Rainey Evans
Dec. 17, 1935 – June 29, 2011

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
 

Clara Rolison Evans

Cedarvale Cemetery

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James Howard Evans

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Funeral Services Held Here Tuesday For John D. Evans

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 13 1948
 


Regina Irene Evans
June 27, 1925 - Aug. 21, 2010

Regina Irene Evans, 85, of Bay City passed away August 21, 2010 in Bay City.

She was born June 27, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to John Seymore and Bertha Durner Clark.

Regina met and married Sam O. Evans Jr. in Philadelphia in 1942. After the war, they traveled throughout the country following the construction industry. They came to Texas and finally settled in Bay City in 1950. Regina was a lifelong, faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved working with both the youth through Awanas and the elderly in the H.U.G.G.S. ministry. She lovingly served hot meals to the children of Bay City ISD for over 35 years at Tenie Holmes and Bay City High School. Being born and raised in the inner city, she experienced many different cultures and nationalities that sparked a lifelong love of travel. China, Norway, England, Jerusalem, Egypt, and Japan, were some of her favorites. She prided herself in obtaining her GED at age 60. Shortly after receiving her GED, she attended college and worked towards receiving her Associate’s Degree. Regina loved learning new things and would read the daily newspaper from front to back. She never left a question unanswered. She adored her grandchildren and relished her time spent with them.

Regina is survived by: daughters, Regina Rouse of Baytown, and Arlene and Donn Collins; son, Sam Evans III and Yvonne; brother, Harry and Edie Clark of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Regina Cobb of St. Louis, Missouri, Donna Burlin, Michael Rouse and Dana of Baytown, Kimberly McMillan of Waco, Katy and Walt Wendler of Bryan, Jennifer and Tracy Childers and Julianne Collins of Bay City; 15 great-grandchildren, and five great -great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were: her parents, her loving husband of 53 years; son, James Howard Evans; brothers, John, Albert, and Jake Clark; sisters, Mary Hall and Joan Roese; and son-in-law, Hillman Rouse Jr.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

Burial followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

Pallbearers were Michael Rouse, Tracy Childers, Kim McMillan, Jennifer Childers, Julianne Collins, Donna Burlin, Regina Cobb, and Katy Wendler.

The family requests that donations be made in Regina’s memory to the Calvary Baptist Church Youth Fund.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbors.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 25, 2010                                                  Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

Rex Evans

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Roy Evans
Sept. 19, 1924 – Aug. 12, 2012

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.

Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, August 14, 2012
 



 

Samuel Oliver Evans

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Richard Thomas Evens

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, 1972
 

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.

He graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's in mathematics.

He was employed by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Company, where he developed the navigation software for the space shuttle and APOLLO Missions. Upon his retirement, Mr. Ewell began a consulting business with his wife in the field of information technology.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the chapel of James Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at James Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.

Mr. Ewell was preceded in death by his father, James John Ewell, Sr.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 36 years, Patricia Ewell; mother, Maxine Stuckey Ewell of Crosby; son, James John Ewell, III and wife Deirdre Ann; and grandchildren, Braden, Evan and Jayson of Katy; two sisters, Suzanne Ewell Machala and husband, Thomas; nephew, Jared of Baytown; Candace Ewell Jones and husband Dennis of Richmond. A00011A2000NV16

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, November 16, 2000
 

Felix Ewing

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

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.

She is survived by: sister, Marjorie Wright of Rosebud, Texas; nephews, Marvin Bernsen of Rosebud, Texas, Kenneth Bernsen of Lott, Texas and a niece Joan Scott of Conroe, Texas.

A rosary service is to be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Sunday August 27, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. and mass will be held at 2 p.m. with the Father Casey Jarzombek officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

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The Daily Tribune, Sunday, 27 Aug 2000
 

 

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