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Melvin Eastman - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Christina Brown Eaton - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Thomas Horace Eaton - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Alvin Pete Ebrom & Regina L. Ebrom - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Lorene Ham Edgar - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Fredrick Douglas Edison

September 8, 1956 -
June 22, 2015

The funeral service for Fredrick will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 11 a.m., at the First Berean Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Texas, with Minister Terrel W. Alridg,e as Eulogist, Bishop Marshall D. Harris, officiating, and the Rev. Q. C. Wallace, Pastor.

Visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2015, in the chapel of Greenís Mortuary, Bay City, Texas, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fredrick Douglas Edison, 58, of Bay City, Texas, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, in Houston, Texas.

He was born September 8, 1956, in Bay City, Texas, to the late Amos Lee Edison and Lula Mae Alridge.

Fredrick was baptized at an early age, at the First Sacred Memorial Christian Church, in Bay City, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Amos Lee Edison; his mother, Lula Mae Alridge; his sisters, Angelia Jones and Amanda Edison; and his wife of over 30 years, Linda Nelson of Marksville, LA. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, two siblings, Beverly Harris (Marshall) of Katy, Texas and Terrel Alridge (Judy) of Bay City, Texas; seven nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements are with Greenís Mortuary, Bay City, Texas. 979-245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, June 24, 2015
 


Pearl Ree Gee Edison

January 8, 1924 -
June 12, 2015

Pearl Ree Gee Edison, 91, of Cedar Lane, Texas, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, in Cedar Lane, Texas.

She was the widower of Ezel Edison. They were joined in Holy Matrimony on July 17, 1944.

She was born January 8, 1924, in Sargent, Texas, to the late Edward and Estella Gee.

She was an active member of the Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake, Texas. She served as an Usher and Choir Member.

She leaves to cherish her memory, five daughters, Verma Wright (Clarence) of Alvin, Texas, Audrey Rollins (Willie) and Stella King of Van Vleck, Texas, Sharon Sidney of Missouri City, Texas, Mary Edison of Austin, Texas; one stepson, Wilbert Dale (Leilani) of Bay City, Texas; twenty one grandchildren; thirty seven great-grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren; one adopted granddaughter; seven sisters, Berniece Williams of Brazoria, Texas, Dorothy Walton of Bay City, Texas, Versie Lomax (Tyrone), Judy Gee, Frankie Gee, Esther Gee, all of Houston, Texas; three brothers, Karey Gee of Jacksonville, Florida, Franklin Gee (Vivian) of Roundrock, Texas, and Wilson Gee of Houston, Texas.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 12 noon, at Bethlehem Christian Church, Cedar Lake, Texas, with Minister Karey Gee as Eulogist and Pastor Kenneth Bree, Officiating.

Arrangements are with Greenís Mortuary, Bay City, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, June 17, 2015
 


Annie B. Edwards - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Charles K. Edwards & Elsie L. Edwards - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Jesse Timothy Edwards

Memorial services for Jesse Timothy Edwards, 84, of Blessing, Texas, will be Friday, July 3, 2015, at 1 p.m., at Mother Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Murray G. Martin, and Pastor and Bro. Wilbert Sims, officiating.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Greenís Mortuary, Bay City, Texas. (979) 245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, July 1, 2015
 


Florence F. Egan - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Joseph M. Egan - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Carolyn M. Elkins - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Katherine P. Bundick Mock Elliott
Feb. 1, 1935 - March 29, 2006

Funeral services for Katherine Mock Elliott, 71, of Bay City, Texas were scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, March 31, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas. She died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Herman Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Burial will followed in Roselawn Cemetery in Van Vleck, Texas.

Visitation was held from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Hairl E. Bundick, Charles "Junior" Bundick, Paul Bundick, Bill Bundick, Gary Matthews, and Robert Hurley.

Honorary pallbearers will be her brothers; and friend, James Bryant.

Katherine, "Tiddle", as she was known to family and friends, was born in Pledger, Texas on February 1, 1935 to Charles Leonard Bundick II and Mamie Violet Bundick.

She and her husband, Clarence Mock owned and operated the Caney Creek Store in Sargent, Texas for many years. She was also a long-time employee of Luby's Cafeteria in Lake Jackson, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Mock in 1977; husband, Max Elliott in 1981; and several brothers.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Judy Mock of Brazoria; daughter and son-in-law, Dena and Rodney Matthews of Cedar Lane; sisters, Reathel Billiott of LaPorte and Pauline Norrell of Lake Jackson; brothers, Charles Bundick of LaPort and Dan Bundick, Sr. of Brazoria; grandchildren, Nancy Kaye Hurley and husband, Robert; Alan Matthews and wife, Marion; Beth Ann Brooks, Jeremiah Brooks and wife, Amanda; Jerry Beck and wife, Janelle of Mississippi; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, April 2, 2006
 


Terry O'Neil Ellis - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Victor W. W. Elsberry - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Mrs. Caroline Engle

Services were held Wednesday morning in the Episcopal Church at Bay City for Mrs. Caroline Engle, who died at the Loos hospital Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. Paul Engle.

Taylor Bros. were in charge of arrangements and the pallbearers were George Harrison, of Palacios, F. A. Bates, A. Harris, Paris A. Smith, C. B. Robertson and A. D. Magruder.

Mrs. Engle, age 75 years, eight months and 26 days, was born in York, Penn., April 9, 1861. She has resided in Palacios for a number of years and has many friends over the entire county who join the Beacon in extending sympathy to those who are left to mourn.

The body was sent to York, Penn. for burial, accompanied by Rev. Engle, who will return home the last of the week.

Mrs. Engle was the mother of Mrs. C. G. Jeffres, of this city and we join her many friends in extending sympathy.

Palacios Beacon, January 7, 1937
 


Ellen M. Entzminger

July 24, 1918 Ė March 1, 1999

 

A Rosary service for Ellen M. Entzminger, 80, of Bay City, was held at 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Entzminger died March 1 at Matagorda General Hospital. She was born July 24, 1918, in New London, Connecticut to the late Thomas John and Helen Geraldine OíRourk Murray. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic church and a resident of Bay City since 1945.

 

Mrs. Entzminger is survived by: her daughters, Mary Ann Matthews of Bay City, Peggy Blauser of Colleyville, Texas, Patsy Huebner of Bay City, and Jo Lynn Williams of Philadelphia, Mississippi; brother, Dr. Joe Murray of New London, Connecticut; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; and friend Viola Thompson of Bay City. She was preceded in death by: her husband Joe Entzminger, on September 1, 1998.

 

Pallbearers will be Steve Bayless, Russell Day, Joe, Scott, and Matt Lawhon, and Don Matthews. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Library, Holy Cross School Foundation, or the charity of choice.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

 

The Daily Tribune, March 3, 1999                                     Courtesy of Susie Adkins

 


Edith Erkeling
April 18, 1935 - March 6, 2015

A memorial service will be held for Edith Erkeling, at 3:30 p.m., March 13, 2015, at the Cemetery Chapel in Freiolsheim, Germany.

Interment will be at the family grave, at the city cemetery, in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Edith was born on April 18, 1935, in Moravia Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, and died March 6, 2015, in Freiolsheim, Germany.

Edith was married to Guenter, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Dieter Erkeling and two granddaughters, Katharina Erkeling and Jessica Erkeling of Karlsruhe, Germany; sister, Brigitta M. Lehmann and husband Richard K. Lehmann of Bay City; sister, Ingrid Sedlacek of Karlsruhe, Germany; three nephews, Richard C. Lehmann and his wife Karen of Broussard, LA, Michael P. Lehmann and his wife Tracy of New Braunfels, TX and Roland L. Lehmann and his wife Amy of Bay City, TX; five grand-nephews, Karl M. Lehmann of New Orleans, LA, Kimberly L. Lehmann of New Iberia, LA, Christopher S. Lehmann and Nicholas A. Lehmann, of New Braunfels, TX and Terence McKee Lehmann of Bay City, TX.

Donations may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements are with Heck Funeral Services of Gaggenau, Germany.

Bay City Tribune, March 11, 2015
 


Pearle Huff Erwin

After a lengthy illness, Pearle Huff Erwin, 91, passed on to be with her Lord and Saviour on August 29, 2004, at her residence in Bay City.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and an avid genealogist, researching her Bankhead and Choate family history. She was very proud of her status as a member of one of Texas' First Families.

She loved to travel and was a volunteer at the Bay City Public Library. She had retired from Bay City Bank & Trust as vice-president after thirty-five years of service.

Mrs. Erwin was married to Jack Erwin who preceded her in death, as did her parents, Mattie Bankhead Gore and Nester Huff and her step-father, John Gore, of Markham. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and William Huff of California.

She is survived by: two aunts, Mazie Whitmore of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Cordelia Bankhead of Sulphur, Louisiana, by hosts of loving cousins, more particularly A. R. "Sonny" Bankhead and his wife Winnie, Elizabeth Myers and Janet Mullins of Markham and Joan and John Dickerson of Bay City, and by her very dear friend "Boo" Neary of Bay City.

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

The Bay City Tribune, September 1, 2004            Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Herlinda H. Escobedo - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Jerry Wayne Etgen
(September 21, 1965 - June 17, 2007)

Jerry Wayne Etgen, 41, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007. He was born September 21, 1965 in Waco, TX to Marvin Etgen and Lilla Pauline Caldwell Etgen. He was a resident of Bay City for the past 37 years and a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church in Bay City. He attended the Edith Armstrong Workshop for the Mentally Handicapped, was an avid participant in the Special Olympics, was a former Bay City Volunteer Fire Dept. Mascot and enjoyed camping and the outdoors.

He is survived by his mother: Pauline Etgen; brothers: David Michael Etgen and Marvin Paul Etgen; grandmother: JoAn Caldwell; uncle: Jerry M. Caldwell, all of Bay City; and his aunt: Coco Caldwell of Victoria. He was preceded in death by his father: Marvin Etgen; by his grandparents: Otha Caldwell, Willie and Emma Etgen; and his aunt: JoAnn Etgen.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at St. Paulís United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Morgan and Bro. Steve Sieben officiating. Pallbearers will be Randy Frontz, A.T. Richardson, Harvey Bennett, J.R. Black, Robert Etgen, Jeff Elliott, Pete Hale and Greg Crain. Honorary pallbearers are Alan Caldwell and members of the Bay City Volunteer Fire Dept.

Memorials may be made to St. Paulís United Methodist Church or to the ARC of Matagorda County.

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

www.taylorbros.net
 


Howard F. Etie & Bonnie Lou Etie - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Martha Jane Etie

May 12, 1916 ĖMay 8, 2014

Martha Jane Etie, 97, of Bay City, TX, passed away May 8, 2014.

She was born May 12, 1916 in Bay City, TX to the late Zachary DeLano and Frannie Jane Nuckols DeLano.

She was a 1934 graduate of Bay City High School, where she served as the 1st Drum Major and President of Girls Reserve. She owned and operated Etieís Cafť for 40 years and served as Tax A/C for the City of Bay City for 26 years. She loved to crochet and bake for everyone and was an active member of Nichols Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ashley Joseph Etie; son, Kenneth Guynn; and sister, Maurine Cole.

Survivors include her sons, Neil Warwick Etie and wife Gloria of Corpus Christi, and Louie Etie and wife Mary of Bay City; grandchildren, Cheyne Ashley Etie and wife Caity of Houston, Dustin John Etie and wife DíNae of College Station, John Bartkowiak, Sharon Whitlock, Troy Harris and Larry Harris; and great-granddaughter, Peyton Leigh Etie.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Nichols Street Church of Christ with Bro. Glenn Organ officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Maxwell, Seth Henrichsen, Caleb Henrichsen, Mark Holland, John Henrichsen and Scott Organ.

Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Holland, Ernest Opella, Frank Morales, Michael Mercer and John Bartkowiak.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to The Harvest House, 2204 Nichols Rd., Bay City, TX 77414.

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, May 11, 2014
 



 

Chance Travis Evans

 

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Mary Frances Evans

(June 24, 1918 - October 5, 2014)

Mary Frances Harden Evans was born in Water Valley, Texas on June 24, 1918 and passed away in Sugar Land, Texas on October 5, 2014.

Frances was an active and dedicated member of the church of Christ since 1932. Frances was an elementary school teacher during the 1940's, and then she began the happiest years of her life when she became a wife to her husband, Hershal, and then a mother to her three beloved children. She was married to her husband for 50 years until his death in August 1994. She loved all her extended family as well; the reunions and special occasions that brought them together for fellowship and good times were especially meaningful to her. Frances was extremely talented in the kitchen providing excellent home cooked meals throughout her married life. She also was quite skilled at sewing and quilting which she enjoyed throughout her life. Frances was also a talented horticulturalist with a particular knack for nurturing plants and flowers in her garden. One of her favorite pastimes was enjoying good movies that told interesting and informative stories.

Frances lived for many years in the piney woods of East Texas before relocating to Sweeny, Texas where she has resided for the past 43 years.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles and Geneva Harden; sisters, Charlene, Esther, Betty; brother, Thaylor Harden; and husband, Hershal Evans.

Frances is survived by her brother, Philip (Barbara) Harden; her three children, Michael Evans, Nancy Denty and Melinda (Steve) Laman; grandchildren Brad Evans, Aaron Evans, Lauren Laman, Joanna Meeks and Evan Laman along with 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service commemorating her life will be held at the Sweeny church of Christ on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. which will be preceded by a visitation period which will begin at 10:00 a.m. A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, October 11, at 2:00 p.m. at the New Salem Cemetery, New Salem, Texas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Evans, Aaron Evans, Evan Laman, Allan Meeks, Dustin Matthews and Steve Laman.

The family would like to acknowledge with heartfelt gratitude and appreciation the excellent care provided to Mrs. Evans during her recent illness by the doctors and associated health care professionals at the 1) Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 2) the Advanced Wound Care Clinic within that hospital and 3) the South Texas Vascular Center, Sugar Land, Texas. The family would also like to thank Angels Care Home Health, Bay City, Texas for the supportive care they provided to Mrs. Evans in her home during this same period.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frances' name may be made to a charity of one's choice, or to the Bandina Christian Youth Camp.

www.taylorbros.net
 

 

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