Matagorda County Obituaries
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CECILIA H. FAGAN

TIVOLI - Cecilia H. "Aunt Cecil" Fagan, 98, of Tivoli passed away Jan. 1, 2010. Cecilia was born Aug. 1, 1911, in Bay City, to the late Peter Hamel and Emma Botard Hamel. She and her late husband, W.P., were longtime ranchers in the Tivoli area, and members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Cecilia had also served on the Altar Society.

Survivors include her nieces, Ann Wolfshohl, Margaret Duelberg (Richard), and Jean Biederman, all of Victoria.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.P. "Bill" Fagan; a sister, Estelle Hamel Biederman; niece, Barbara Day; two infant brothers.

A rosary will be recited Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Tivoli, the Rev. Charles Doherty officiating. Burial will follow in Tivoli Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, 361-578-3535.

Published in the Victoria Advocate  January 3, 2010.
 


Jack W. Falks
June 7, 1938 - Aug. 12, 2006

Jack W. Falks, 68, of Palacios died August 12, 2006.

He was born June 7, 1938 in Floresville, Texas to E. N. Falks, Sr. and Miriam Opal Baker Falks. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Palacios and a member of The Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include: his wife, Jessie McKissick Falks of Palacios; daughters, Miriam Kay Falks and Rachel McDaniels and husband Michael all of Hutto, Texas; son, Jack W. Falks, Jr. and wife Delisa of College Station; sister, Jean Ann Davidson and husband Sammy of Palacios; brother, E. N. Falks, Jr. and wife Bea of Tennessee; and three grandchildren, Kristyn, Thomas, and Claudia.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios with the Rev. Dave Gruhn officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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

Bay City Tribune, August 16, 2006
 


JOYCE WOODLAND FALKS

PORT LAVACA - Joyce Woodland Falks, 77, of Port Lavaca passed away June 27, 2010. She was born Jan. 6, 1933 in Edna, to the late Hiram Samuel and Lyndale Hensley Woodland. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Joyce had a unique way with people. She made friends wherever she went and always had a smile for everyone.

Her sons, Ed N. Falks III and Samuel Wayne Falks, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her sons, Laval Dee Falks and wife Marcia of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. and Russell Lynn Falks of Corpus Christi; brother, Frederick Woodland and wife Cathy of Port Lavaca; and grandchildren, Leon Laval Falks and Dee Ann King.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Palacios Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios with Rev. James Amerson officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens in Edna.

Pallbearers will be Dee Falks, Leon Falks, Rusty Woodland, Shea Watts, Hensley Weaver, and Sammy Davidson.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Detar Hospital, Trinity Shores Assisted Living in Port Lavaca, Twin Pines in Victoria, and to Dr. Rakesh Kathpalia for the love and care given to Joyce.

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

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 30, 2010
 


Dora Faniel

Funeral services for Dora Faniel, 88, of Bay City will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Free Zion Baptist Church in Blessing with the Rev. Elzie Bonner officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Creek Cemetery, El Maton.

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Duncan Roberts Funeral Home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Faniel was born April 4, 1900, in Matagorda County to Jim and Easter Temple Hadden and died Oct. 7, 1988 in Bay City.

She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Annie Bell Campbell of Bay City; a son, Melvin Faniel of Blessing; a foster son, A. G. Wilson of Galveston; two brothers, Johnnie Haden of Palacios and Mark Hadden of Dickerson; two grandchildren, Ellen Kay and Kenneth Ray Campbell; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Ben Hadden, Freddie Jackson, Clifford Gordon, David Rivers, Glenn Carter and L. D. Deadrick.

Honorary pallbearers include Clinton Campbell, Jr., Melvin Faniel, Earcel Hadden, Kenneth Ray Campbell, Carlton Revis and Woodrow Gordon.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City

The Daily Tribune, Monday, October 10, 1988
 


Frank Faniel

Mr. Frank Faniel, 84, of Palacios, died June 27 at the V. A. Hospital in Houston. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include: wife, Dora Faniel of El Maton; two sons, Clinon Campbell of Bay City and Melvin Faniel of El Maton. The funeral will be held at Free Zion Baptist Church in Blessing on Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. E. Bonner officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Creek Cemetery in El Maton. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, June 29, 1980
 

Funeral Services for Melvin FANIEL, 70, of Blessing, will be Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Free Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Hadden, officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Creek Cemetery in El Maton, Texas.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary.

The Bay City Tribune, April 20, 2005
 


Mary Fanson
(April 24, 1936 - March 11, 2007)

Mary Fanson, 70 of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007 in Bay City. She was born April 24, 1936 in Bay City to the late Henry B. Lewis and Irene “MeMe” Bruce Lewis. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband: George A. Fanson of Wadsworth; her daughters and sons-in-law: Carrie & Lonnie Fultz of Wadsworth, Carmin & Craig Bertling of Kingsbury and Suzie & Rodney Smith of Wadsworth; by her sister: Jessie Kay of Brazoria; by nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Hardaway officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Ricky Hernandez, Joey Hernandez, Steve Martinez, Larry Lewis, David Walker and Dewayne Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Fultz, Craig Bertling and Rodney Smith.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

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

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Charles Edison Farmer
Aug. 2, 1915 – March 11, 2008

 

BAY CITY - Charles Edison Farmer Sr., 90, of Bay City, formerly of Edna, died on March 11, 2008. He was born Aug. 2, 1917, to O. P. and Calva Farmer in Farmersville.


He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, United States Calvary, Army Reserves and the United States Navy. He married Bonnie Claflin in 1948 and, after moving around with his work building oilrigs, they settled in Edna where he was a self-employed contractor.


After retiring from contracting, he built and operated two shrimp boats, which were docked in Palacios. After selling the shrimp boats, he played a lot of golf and was a member of the Edna Country Club for many years.


He is survived by his seven children, Patty (husband Ron), Tom (wife Ellen), Peggy (husband Dennis), Kathryn (husband Ernest), Charlie (wife Penny), Steve and Jimmy; 13 grandchildren, Jeff (wife Melinda), Cheri, Jacob, Jakota (husband Jason), Jerusha, Sara (husband Cody), Joshua, Johnathan, Jocelynn, Rebecca, Adam (wife Rebecca), Robert and Ryan; 16 great-grandchildren, Colbey, Hannah, Sierra, Axl, Gage, Gier, Jadon, Jalie, Kaylyn, Brandon, Benjamin, Blake, Kathryn, Carter, Joe and Meagan.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie, and granddaughter, Jessica Reaves.


Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Slavik Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2008 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Memory Gardens of Edna.


Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice or American Heart Association.


Arrangements by Slavik Funeral Home, Edna, 361-782-2152.


Published in the Victoria Advocate on 3/13/2008.

 


Jimmy Neil Farmer
April 14, 1959 – Sept. 19, 2008

Jimmy Neil Farmer, 49 of Bay City, Texas was born April 14, 1959, the son of Jimmy Lee Farmer and June (Martin) Farmer. His family is from the Boswell area and he worked as a truck driver.

Jimmy Farmer passed away in Victoria, Texas on Friday, September 19, 2008.

Jimmy Neil was preceded in death by: paternal grandparents, Jimmy McCoy and Leona (Mock) Farmer; maternal grandparents, John Thomas and Bertie Lee Martin; and one sister, Arlene Reece.

Jimmy Neil is survived by: three daughters, Crystal Lee Farmer, Rachel Amber Farmer, and Jessica Nicole Farmer all of Bay City, Texas; parents, Jimmy Lee and June Farmer of Bay City, Texas; two sisters, Sandra Landry of Corpus Christy, Texas, and Cindy VanWambeck of Sammamish, Washington; one granddaughter, Dazia Formby of Bay City, Texas, several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Becky Dearman of Odem, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in Restland Cemetery in Boswell, Oklahoma.

Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffen Funeral Home, 216 E. Jackson Hugo, Oklahoma 74743, (580) 326-6464 is in charge of the arrangements.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 25, 2008
 


RILEY FRANKLIN FARMER JR
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BAY CITY - Riley Franklin Farmer Jr. passed away on Jan. 3, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his father, Riley Franklin Farmer Sr.; his mother, Ida Mae Farmer; and his brother, Bruce Farmer.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Mika Farmer; his daughter and son-in-law, Alan and Sarah Martinez; five grandchildren; his brother, J.D. Farmer; his sister, Ruth Holtman; his brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Dianne Farmer; several nieces and nephews; and the mother of his children, Adelle Farmer.

Frank was born in Virginia on April 23, 1945 and worked as a carpenter. He moved to Texas at age 30, and he resided in Bay City until the time of his death. He enjoyed fishing and traveling with his friends and family. He was loved and will be missed greatly.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 7, 2010.

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 7, 2010
 


Martha Laurine Farned
(September 20, 1922 - January 15, 2009)

 

Martha Laurine Farned, 86, of Bay City passed away Jan. 15, 2009. She was born Sept. 20, 1922 in Kingsville, TX to the late Robert Campbell Burt, Sr. & Della Lee Watson Burt and grew up in Sweeny, TX. She worked for Garrison Telephone Company in Sweeny and later for Southwestern Bell in Bay City. After her marriage and first child, she left Southwestern Bell to devote her time to being a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed baking, sewing, quilting and crocheting.
 

Survivors include her sister Lillie Jo Sweeny of Bay City; two sons James Farned & wife Kim of Houston and David Farned & wife Patricia of Bay City as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband John W. Farned; brothers Arthur Lee Burt, Robert Campbell Burs, Jr. and Johnnie Orville Burt and sister Mary Burt Meadors.


Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. The family extends a special Thank You to the nurses and staff at Matagorda House and to the staff of Houston Hospice-El Campo.


Published in the Victoria Advocate on 1/17/2009
 


Tyler Anthony Farrar
(December 5, 1988 - March 11, 2007)

Tyler Anthony Farrar went to be with the Lord Sunday night, March 11, 2007. Visitation will be in the Christian Ministry Center/gym at First Baptist Church, Bay City, Wednesday March 14 from 5 until 8 p.m. Services will be at FBC Thursday morning at 10 p.m. with interment following at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Tyler was born in Columbus, Georgia and passed away at MD Anderson in Houston. He is survived by: parents, Terry and Dianne Farrar of Bay City and sister Brittney Farrar of Waco. Other surviving relatives include grandparents, Frances Hummel of Angleton, Ted and Lorena Farrar of Holly Lakes, Texas, Sonja Hummel of Sugar Land, Kenny and Tonya Hummel of Angleton, Wayne and Jane Farrar of Keller and several cousins.

He was recently preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmy Wayne Hummel of Angleton.

Tyler loved God, sports, his friends and family. He was a very active member of the First Baptist Church youth group. He sang solos in the choir and attended many mission trips with the group. He was a three year letterman for the Bay City Blackcats football team. Two of those letters were earned while he was fighting cancer. Tyler was a very loving person. He cared for others much more than he cared for himself. We know he spends eternity in heaven with God.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Tyler Farrar Memorial Scholarship Fund at Prosperity Bank or give to Children’s Cancer Research.

Pallbearers include Zachry Benson, Andrew Brown, Trevor Brown, Richard Cartwright, Kyle Espinosa, and Trent Wacker.

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Edwin W. Farrer

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Faye Cunningham



 
Eldon Eugene Farrer

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Faye Cunningham


ELLEN FARRER


Funeral services for Ellen Farrer, 80, of Bay City will be Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Bay City Baptist Church 1818 Marguerite Street with Brother Lee Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Van Vleck, Texas.

Visitation was Tuesday from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at Green’s Mortuary and from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bay City Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Ellen was born to the union of Ed and Iva Watson on June 13, 1923 in Okmugee, Oklahoma. She passed away on September 1, 2003 at the Matagorda Rehabilitation Center in Bay City.

She is survived by: two sons, Eldon E. Farrer, Jr. and Judy of Wadsworth, Texas, and Darell L. Farrer and Vicky of San Luis Obispo, California, and one daughter E. Faye Farrer of Bay City; sister, Alta M. Coston of Houston; and brother Marion Watson of Sealy, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandson, Troy Evans.

Mrs. Farrer was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of funeral services.

The Bay City Tribune, September 3, 2003
 



 
Eunice Lorene Farrer

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo Courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


Rosa Farris

Last Thursday the neighborhood was startled by news that Aunt Rosa Farris was dead. She was found lying on the ground face downwards, as if she had fallen from her chair in the doorway--and had, from all appearances, been dead several hours. Her health seemed much better and the neighbors had seen her the day before. She was very old--no one knew her age. Her remains were laid to rest in the Wilson Creek Cemetery. Peace to her ashes!

The Matagorda County Tribune, Ashby Column, September 9, 1899
 


Ora Mary Farthing
(May 13, 1918 - October 25, 2010)

Ora Mary Farthing, 92, of Bay City, passed away Monday, October 25, 2010. She was born May 13, 1918 in Clemville, TX to John Fella and Mary Andrea Rasmussen Fella. She was a resident of Eagle Lake from 1962 to 2007 and, along with her husband, owned and operated a drive-in grocery. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake and a member of the Lioness Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Clyde Everett Farthing; and brother: John Victor Fella. She is survived by her daughters: Ann Thompson and husband Don, of Bay City and Jan Hosman of Eagle Lake; by sons: Clyde Everett Farthing, Jr. of Bay City and Ane Marie Farthing of El Campo and John Thomas Farthing and wife Liz of Markham; by brother: James W. Fella of Loudon, TN; by 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; and special persons: Tony & Jacob Hosman of Eagle Lake.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Larry Dulaney officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

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Rosemary Yates Faseler
(April 26, 1921 - October 27, 2008)

Rosemary Yates Faseler, 87, of Bay City, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008. She was born April 26, 1921 in Cameron, TX to the late Roy Hall Yates and Jenny Angeline Porter Yates. She was married to Emil John “E.J.” Faseler, Jr on December 1, 1941 and was a resident of Matagorda County since 1957.

Rosemary was a graduate and received her teaching degree from the University of Texas, was a Life Member of the U.T. Ex-Students Association and later received her Masters Degree as a Reading Specialist. She taught English and Reading with the Bay City ISD, and also received her real estate license and worked for Earl & Erwin Ward Caldwell Bankers Reality in Bay City. She retired in 1997. She was a member of the 1st united Methodist Church, and a former member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church.

She was a charter member of the Matagorda General Hospital Auxiliary, a charter member of the local Literacy Volunteers of America, wrote articles for the newsletter of the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center, an avid Bridge player, and was a world traveler with her husband. She took great pride and pleasure in family, churches, friends, traveling, community activities, reading and writing.

Rosemary is survived by her sons: John Roy Faseler & wife Barbara of Lake Jackson and Robert Yates Faseler & wife Delaine of Port Neches; her grandchildren: John Roy Faseler Jr & wife Mary, Keith Edward Faseler & wife Jacqueline, Bradley Wayne Faseler & wife Alison, Phillip Wesley Faseler & fiancée Erin Kupcunas, Paul Clinton Faseler & wife Deena, Jenny Delaine Faseler and Payton Robert Faseler; and by 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Charles Faseler husband, her parents, and by her brother Charles Roy Yates.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church of Bay City with Revs. Chris Harrison and Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will be held at 4:30 PM Wednesday at the Pebble Grove Cemetery in Milam County, TX with her grandson Paul Faseler officiating. Her grandsons will serve as her pallbearers.

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SHREVEPORT, LA - Bobbie Chiles Feather died March 3 after a long illness. She was born in Collegeport, Texas and grew up in Palacios, Texas. She married Robert Feather in 1947 and they spent many years moving to various cities following his career with Marathon Oil Company. She was a longtime member of Red River Quilters in Shreveport.

Survivors include husband Bob Feather, son Joe Feather of Jackson, Michigan, daughter Bonnie Feather of Flagstaff, Arizona and brother George (Sonny) Chiles of Sugarland, Texas.

Graveside memorial services celebrating her homecoming will be conducted at the Palacios, Texas cemetery on Saturday, March 8, 2008. The family requests in lieu of flowers, interested parties are encouraged to make contributions to the charity of their choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Brothers of Bay City, Texas. 800-245-4613.


Published in the Shreveport Times on 3/5/2008.

 


James Eugene Feeney
Sept. 30, 1929 - May 5, 2009

Jim (Gene) Feeney passed away on May 5, 2009 at the Conrad House Assisted Living Facility in Mansfield, Ohio.

Gene was born September 30, 1929 and was the son of James Sheridan and Rebecca Feeney of Uniontown.

He was a member of the Uniontown High Class of 47, graduating with the Class of 49 after returning from the U.S. Army. He served with the Army of the Occupation in Japan during 1947-48, obtaining the rank of Technical Sergeant. He received the WWII Victory Medal as well as the Army of the Occupation Medal  Japan. Reactivated during the Korean War, he served with the National Guard providing Military Honors for soldiers. After graduating from West Virginia University, Jim started with Celanese Chemical. In 1976 he took the position of Treasurer and Vice President with Devoe Raynolds Paint Co., a division of Grow Group, Inc. Jim was also Assistant Treasurer and Vice President with Grow Group, and he enjoyed serving on the board of the National Association of Accountants, later becoming President of the same association.

In Addition to his parents, Gene is Preceded in death by: his wife, Jo Annabelle (Kelly) Feeney; daughter, Judith Anne Feeney; and brothers, Richard and Mark Feeney.

He is survived by: his sisters, Janet (Feeney) Glover, Judith (Feeney) Lemansky; and his 5 children, Joseph Eugene Feeney of Mansfield, Ohio, John Charles Feeney of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, James Sheridan Feeney II of Clarksville Indiana, Jeffrey Drew Feeney with wife Lisa (Nagel) Feeney of Louisville Kentucky, and daughter Jennifer Sue (Feeney) Pierson, with husband James David Peirson of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He also has nine grand children, James Eugene Feeney II, Amanda Doreen Feeney, Ryan Patrick Feeney, Jami Jo Feeney, Erin Michelle Feeney, Lauren Ashley Pierson, Emelia Marie Pierson, Mark Joseph Feeney, and Daniel Jeffrey Feeney.

Friends were received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8th in the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Interment was at Sylvan Heights Cemetery following a short service at Sylvan Heights Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Conard House Assisted Living Facility of Mansfield, Ohio or Hospice of North Central Ohio.

Bay City Tribune, Published May 10, 2009
 


FELLERS

 

Roland C. Fellers, 88, of Markham passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. He was born on January 16, 1915 in Fannen, Texas to parents Oliver Preston and Kate Halsey Fellers.

 

He is survived by: his wife, Faye Fellers of Markham; son and daughter-in-law, R. A. and Vicki Fellers of Pledger; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne A. and Christi Fellers of Nocona, Texas; son, W. Preston Fellers of Bellville; daughter and son-in-law, Madlyn and Frank Heger of Markham; sister, Ailene Killebrew of Houston; also by 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.

 

Services will be held 11a.m. , Friday, December 12, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Markham with Howard Harper officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

 

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 10, 2993

 


Ute Johanna Paulsen Fenner
Dec. 9, 1959 - March 10, 2010

Ute Johanna Paulsen Fenner was born December 9, 1959 in Wursvurg, Germany and passed away suddenly March 10, 2010 at Southwest Memorial Hermann in Houston of an apparent massive heart attack.

She received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Masters Degree in Human Relation from Oklahoma State University and was inspired to complete her doctorial in Psychology.

She was a former volunteer for the Women’s Crisis Center in Bay City; worked as a counselor for Juvenile Probation; past director of the Psychiatric Ward at Matagorda General Hospital; worked in mental health care at Edna Hospital; and most recently as director of Psychiatric Health at Texas West Oaks Hospital in Houston since January 2006.

Survivors include her mother and step-father Gerda and Johann Reich; father, Hans Paulsen; sister, Karen Paulsen; fiancée, Horacio Antonio Rodriguez Mendoza; and special friends, Wiem Head, David Diaz, Bobby Head, Billy Ballis, David Goodman, Maria Brzazgon, Jackie Ross, Clearance Fenner, Jeremy Sprott, Delia Brown, Laurie Bevan, Lupita Montelongo, Larry Haller and Lisa and the gang at Main Street Coffee House.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 15, 2010
 

 

Juanita Ferguson
November 28, 1932 – May 1, 2008


Juanita Ferguson, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away May 1, 2008. Admired for her zest for life and desire to help those in need, she will be greatly missed. For the past 30 years, her life’s work has been as a foster parent, providing a loving and stable home for more than 800 children in need. She gave them faith, hope, and love when they needed it most and was determined to make a positive influence on their lives. She loved the simple things in life and enjoyed nothing more than cooking a holiday meal and being surrounded by family and friends. Her life centered around her faith and those she loved. She is survived by her daughter: Allie Lane and husband Steve, her son Jacob Frick and wife Shirley, Samantha Ferguson,, Mindi Blanchard and husband Larry, Hallie Ferguson; grandchildren, Johnna Kokenge and husband Ben, Jake Frick and wife Cindy, Kristy Santelia and husband mark, Jeremy Frick and wife Tori; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2008 from, 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008. 3:00 p.m. Both services will be held at Magnolia Funeral Home 811 S Magnolia Boulevard Magnolia, Texas 77355


Bay City Tribune, Published May 7, 2008

 


Fickel, O. J. "Sonny"

FICKEL

 

Memorial services for O. J. "Sonny" Fickel age 75 of Bay City, Texas will be at 1 p.m. April 16, 2001. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.

 

He was born on December 8, 1925 at Leuders, Texas to Otto John Fickel, Sr. and Mae Julie Miller, and passed away on April 8, 2001 in Bay City.

 

He served on the USS Tawasa in the United States Navy and was awarded a purple heart.

 

He is survived by: daughter, Leeda Powell and Robert of Austin; sisters, Willie Mae Horelica and Willie of Beaumont and Blanche Zahradnik of Bay City granddaughters, Misty Sansing Green of Bay City, Michelle Avants and Nicole Avants of Rusk; grandsons, Tim Sansing of Bay City and Jonathan Powell of Austin; great grandson, Jonathan Green of Bay City. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Beverly Morris.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. A00011A2001AR12

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Thursday, April 12, 2001

 


May J. Fickel - Cedarvale Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Susie Adkins
 


Otto J. Fickel - Cedarvale Cemetery
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EDNA RAE PARKER FIELDS

Funeral services for Edna Rae Parker Fields, 82, of Palacios, Tx., will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Palacios with Rev. Jack Hudson officiating. Interment will be at Palacios Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Fields was born on Aug. 11, 1927 to Cuy and Viola Parker. She passed away Feb. 27, 2010.

She is survived by sons Bryan Fields of Blessing, and Ronnie Fields and wife Paulette of Palacios. Known by many as “Granny”, she was blessed with four grandchildren: Rhonda Garcia and Allison Fields of Palacios, Russell Fields of Dallas and Paula Zuniga of San Benito; and five great-grandchildren, Hilary, Christian, Ethan and Elisha Garcia of Palacios, and Ezvyn Zuniga of San Benito, Tx.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Fields, and a son, Paul Edward Fields.

Arrangements were with Grace Funeral Home of Victoria, 361-573-4341.

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, March 3, 2010
 

 
Fred Fields
Annie Fields


Infant Daughter of
Fred & Annie Fields

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Faye Cunningham

 

Hattie B. Fields
March 21, 1926 – April 15, 2007

Funeral services for Hattie B. Fields, 81, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, April 21, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Jesus Free Will Holy Temple, Bay City, with the Bishop Michael Hurst, pastor, and the Rev. L. V. Harvey, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. at the chapel.

She was born in Needville, Texas, March 21, 1926, to Oscar Woods, Sr. and Ethel Lewis Woods, and passed away April 15, 2007, in Bay City.

Survivors include: three children, Phyllis Cooper (Bruce) of Houston, Arundral Joshua of Bay City, and Hilliard Fields, Jr. (Adrienne) of Jacksonville, Florida. Also one sister, Erma Jean Times of Houston; two brothers, Sam Woods (Lillie) of Houston, and O. W. Woods, Jr. (Evelyn) of Dickinson; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, Published April 18, 2007, Matagorda County, Texas
 

Jack Denman Fields
Lorraine Parr Fields

Cedarvale Cemetery
Photos Courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Funeral services for Maudrine Fields, 85, of Cedar Lane will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with the Rev. Steven Staten officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.

She passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010 at her residence. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She served as past president of the Minister Wives of Southern District Association. She was a member of the Choir at Jerusalem Baptist Church and Rising Star Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Alex and Mary Sidney; husband, the late Rev. Ernest S. Fields; son, Ernest C. Fields, Jr.; brothers, Melvin Sidney, Nelson Sidney, Alex Sidney, Jr., Alfred Sidney, Buster Sidney and Carlos Sidney and sisters, Lawnie Franklin, Alesia Sidney, Allean Bryant, Algore Sidney and Besty Sidney.

She is survived by: her loving children; sons, Harold G. Fields, Lancaster, Texas and Ronnie E. Fields (Kim), Katy; daughters, Gwendolyn Tates (Charles), Houston and Jeanie L. Fields, Cedar Lane; daughter in law, Betty Fields, Fairfield, California; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. There will not be viewing afterwards.

Send online condolences to www.dixonfuneralhome.com.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at 979-798-9113.

Bay City Tribune, Published January 27, 2010
 

 

Michael Lee Fields
Nov. 28, 1955 – Oct. 8, 2008
 

Funeral services for Michael Lee Fields, 52, of Cedar Lane, Will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with the Pastor Steven Staten, eulogist. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Chapel.

He was born in Cedar Lane, Texas, November 28, 1955, and passed away October 8, 2008, in Bay City. He was a 1974 graduate of Van Vleck High School.

Survivors include: his parents, Howard, Sr. and Verna Fields Ross of Cedar Lane; five children, Mike, Leroy, DeAdrain, Roosevelt and Tommie, and seven grandchildren. Also three sisters, Wanda Sims (and Michael Sr.) and Denise Young (and Daniel, Jr.) all of Bay City, and Demetra Jones of Brazoria; and two brothers, Howard Ross, Jr. and Patrick Ross, both of Cedar Lane. Also a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and enormous family of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Vidal, March 6, 2008.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas (979) 245-5197.

 

Bay City Tribune, Published October 12, 2008                                             Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott & Jerrilyn Capers

 


RAVEN LANAÉ FIELDS

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Raven Lanaé Fields, 20, of Bay City, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, Rev. M.G. Martin, pastor, and Rev. Charles Roberson Sr. officiating. Burial will be held immediately after the service at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Viewing will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary of Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 28, 2010
 

 Funeral services for Thomas Wesley (Ted) Fields, 88, were held Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Boykin officiating.  Interment followed at Palacios Cemetery.  He was born April 7, 1895 in Bartlett, TX and died Dec. 13, 1983 at Wagner General Hospital.
 
Fields, a 60 year resident of Palacios, was the son of Stephen Thomas and Margaret Susan Gilbert Fields.  He was a World War I veteran and a retired businessman.  He was a former steward of the Methodist Church and had served on both the Palacios school board and city council.
 
Fields was a member of the American Legion and V. F. W.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Idell Falks [sic Fox]Fields.
 
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Eli (Wanda) Mayfield of Palacios, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
 
Pallbearers were George Holst, Winfred Johnson, Kermit Gideon, Lowell Johnson, Ted Bates, Jr. and George Sparks.

Transcribed by MaryFrances Flournoy from the Palacios Beacon, Palacios, Texas (a newspaper published in Matagorda County, Texas) Page 16, dated Wednesday the 21st of December of 1983


 
Letters to the Editor . . . .

Friendliness of Ted Fields

Editor:
 
To known Ted Fields was to know a man that loved his family, friends, city, school and country.  Ted always greeted you with a big smile, half wave of the hand, and "how you getting along?"
 
Although I have been with the Palacios Independent School District for 37 years, Ted was a part of the school system long before my time.  He supported the progress of the Palacios I.S.D. during his entire lifetime.  He took his place on the Board of Trustees on April 11, 1934, and served until April 30, 1937.  The depression was on in the 1930's but Ted, along with other trustees and Superintendent Ralph Newsom, worked long and hard to keep the prized Southern Association of Colleges and Schools regional accredition.  Today's Palacios I.S.D. stands on the foundation established by Ted and many other unselfish trustees.
 
We know his daughter, Wanda, son-in-law Eli Mayfield, and family are proud of being a part of the family of Ted and Idell Fields.
 
Sincerely,
George Holst
Superintendent of Schools
Palacios Independent School District

Transcribed by MaryFrances Flournoy from the Palacios Beacon, Palacios, Texas (a newspaper published in Matagorda County, Texas) Page 4, dated Wednesday, 21st of  December of 1983
 


Wallace Fields
(February 15, 1938 - November 1, 2007)

Wallace Fields, 69, of Tres Palacios Oaks, passed away Thursday, November 01, 2007. He was born February 15, 1938 in Cumberland, KY to Leonard Fields and Lona Boggs Fields. He was a resident of Matagorda County since 1977 and was a retired Cherry Picker Operator.

He is survived by his wife: Rose Fields of Tres Palacios Oaks; his daughters: Ramona Faulk of Shallotte, NC, Dale Powell of Hamstead, NC, Jenny Burrow of Round Rock, TX, Nancy Childres of Palacios, TX and Donna Lopez of Palacios, TX; by a son: Mark Marus of Sumerfield, NC; a sister: Sarah Willis of Chucky, TN; and by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Leonard & Lona Fields; a daughter: Mary Lou Kempfer; by sisters: June Maggard and Vera Lee; and by his brother: Charlie Fields.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Gruhn officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX. Pallbearers will be Russell Fauld, Steven Powell, Ronald Burrow, Bill Kempfer, Daniel Fields and Geral Henderson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Hinson and Ricky Torres.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net .

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

(Obit appeared on the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home website.)
 



 
Oscar D. &
Ora E. Fikes

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo Courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


Gladys Faye Findley
(April 13, 1925 - October 22, 2006)

Gladys Faye Findley, 81, of Sugar Valley passed away October 22, 2006. She was born April 13, 1925 in Hagansport, Texas to William Henry Clifford and Jessie Gertrude Henry Joice. She was a longtime resident of Matagorda County and a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Jesse Findley of Sugar Valley; daughters Linda Townsend & husband Charles of Bay City, Peggy Black and Husband Joe of Corpus Christi & Patty Meador of Ganado; sons Larry Findley of Sugar Valley & Jerry Findley & wife Sheila of Bay City; grandchildren Jason Findley, Angel Miller, Donna Hubbard, Eric Dornak, Candace Seidel, Robin Haring, Christopher Townsend, Darcy Rieff, Rick Gray, Amanda Clark, Jeremy Findley, Isaac Findley, Crystal Harris, Bubba Meador & Tiffany Ross and seventeen great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Harley Savage officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers include Jeremy Findley, Isaac Findley, Bubba Meador, Eric Dornak, Christopher Townsend, Sonny Meador, Jason Findley, Clint Hatchett, and Rick Gray.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Bay Villa Nursing Center for their love and care.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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

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Charles Fink, Jr. of Midfield Dies

Charles Fink, Jr., age 59, of Midfield was dead on arrival at Matagorda General Hospital Friday evening. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel. Rev. William Baker of First Baptist Church of Bay City officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Surviving are five sisters; Mrs. Thelma Bunton of Port Lavaca, Mrs. Clara Matchett of Victoria, Mrs. Rose Stanlin of Angleton, Mrs. Theresa Massey and Mrs. Clyde Williams of Midfield; one brother, Rudy Fink of Hillje.

Pallbearers were Michael Pierce, Claude Kilsby, Bill Richardson, Steve Zapalac, A. V. Busak and Joe Sliva.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, May 15, 1967, Matagorda County, Texas
 

Joshua Fisher
July 22, 1836 - June 29, 1905
 

Cedarvale Cemetery


 

Photo Courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

U. S. Grant Fisher

Laura L. Fisher

Cedarvale Cemetery

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FITZGERALD

 

Helen W. Fitzgerald, 88, of Bay City died December 12, 2003 at the Legacy. She was born April 7, 1915 in Wharton, Texas to the late Frank J. and Annie Maslie Wisnieski.

 

Mrs. Fitzgerald was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a resident of Bay City since 1956.

 

Survivors include: daughter, Ann Correll of Bay City; son, Eddie Sedlock and Dolores of El Campo; step-daughters, Maggie Rimmer and Louise Fisher, both of Wharton; step-son, Charles Fitzgerald and wife, Esther of Lane City; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eddie Sedlock, Sr. and second husband, Oscar Fitzgerald; son, James Sedlock; sisters, Mary Birmingham and Frances Jacobs; and brothers, Frank, Bruno, John and Pete Wisnieski.

 

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2003, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

 

Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be Robert and Shorty Thompson, Charles Allen Fitzgerald, Brian Stone, David Stunz and Steve Harris.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Fitzgerald, Dr. Joe Cannon, Michael Stone, Bob Wakefield, John Sedlock and James Sedlock.

 

The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

 

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, December 14, 2003

 


GLENNA FITZMORRIS

 

Funeral services for Glenna Fitzmorris, 86, of Palacios, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Palacios with Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating.

 

A rosary was to be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Fitzmorris was born Oct. 20, 1916 in Beaukist to the late Samuel Albert and Hattie Merle Jones Dorris. She died May 10, 2003.

 

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Dorris Everett of Palacios; a son, Charles Fitzmorris of Galveston, Tx.; sisters Joy Richey of Palacios, and Gladys Wilson of Victoria, Tx.; a brother, Howard Dorris of Alvin, Tx.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Fitzmorris, and her parents.

 

Memorials may be made to donor's choice. Arrangements were with Palacios Funeral Home, 972-2012.

 

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, May 14, 2003

 


John E. Fitzmorris

John E. Fitzmorris, 64, of Palacios died Feb. 12, 1977 in Palacios. He was born Nov. 25, 1912 in New Orleans, La. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Glenna Dorris Fitzmorris of Palacios; one daughter, Dorris Everett of Houston; one son, Charles Martin Fitzmorris of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Larsen of New Orleans; three brothers, Joseph, Albert and William Fitzmorris of New Orleans and three grandchildren. He was a member of the V.F.W., KOFC, and Palacios Golf Association. Services were held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Monday, Feb. 14 at 10 a. m. with Father Brian Crookes officiating. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February 14, 1977
 


JESSIE FLAGG JR.

MARKHAM - Funeral services for Jessie Flagg Jr., 69, of Markham, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham, with Rev. James Ashton Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 29, 2010
 


SHIRLEY ANN FLANAGAN

BAY CITY - Shirley Ann Flanagan was called to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 26, 2010. She was 75 years old. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and friend to many and will be missed by all.

She was born in Corpus Christi to the late William Gobel Jordan and Orene Schweinle Jordan. She graduated from La Marque High School and Sam Houston State University and used this academic success to educate Texas elementary school children for over 35 years. As a result, she was especially proud of the positive impact she had on the lives of thousands of children in their pursuit of academic and professional achievement.

Her life interests were many and include an unwavering love and dedication to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; a passion for educating Texas Youth; her ranches in Van Vleck and Hopewell; reading; and her many pets and livestock including Abner, Daisy, and Bart just to name a few. However, her primary interest was and will always be loving and caring for family and friends unconditionally and a dedication to their success and well being. She was a member of Van Vleck United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiliam Smither Flanagan, and her parents.

She is survived by sons, Mark and his wife Tracy, Mike and his wife Beatrice, and Monte; grandsons, Jeremy and Michael; brother, Don Jordan and his wife Barbara; brother-in-law, Wilbur Enke; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Martha Girling officiating.

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.

Published in Victoria Advocate on July 29, 2010
 

William "Bill" Flanagan, 77, of Van Vleck, was called to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, February 27, 2009.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law, brother-in-law, and friend to many. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was born in Huntsville, Texas to Arthur Flanagan and Lois Belle Wooderson Flanagan. He was a graduate of Huntsville High School and was a nominee for the All Century Huntsville High School Football Team for the Huntsville Item. He proudly served his country in the US Navy, graduated from Sam Houston State University, and worked tirelessly as an educator and rancher.

His life interest were many and include loving and caring for family and friends, his ranches in Hopewell and Bay City, his Harmon Creek deer lease, hunting, fishing, constructing and navigating house boats, his many pets and livestock, and visiting the State of Alaska.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Eugene; sisters, Oneta, Ann, and Marjie; and brothers-in-law, Vernon Darby and Joe Sparks.

He is survived by: his wife, Shirley; sons, Mark and his wife Tracy, Mike and his wife Beatrice, and Monte; grandsons, Jeremy and Michael; mother-in-law, Orene Jordan; brothers-in-law, Don Jordan and his wife Barbara, and Wilbur Enke; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published March 4, 2009
 


ROBERT J. FLETCHER

PALACIOS - Robert J. Fletcher, 91, of Palacios, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009. He was born July 28, 1917, in Beaumont, to the late John Albert Fletcher and Marie Theriot Fletcher.

He was a retired postal letter carrier with the United States Postal Service and a Catholic. He was a World War II veteran and served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre. He helped design the bomb bay release on the Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Jo Quigg of Katy; son, Scott Fletcher of Palacios; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrtle Warn Fletcher; sister, Stella Mouton; and brother, Frank Fletcher.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

There will be a graveside service with military honors under the auspices of Veterans of Foreign Wars Queen Hamlin Post 2467-Palacios at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009 in
Hawley Cemetery near Blessing, the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating.

Pallbearers are Wayne Hunter, Glen Barnett, Taylor Teutsch, Lee Juarez, Zach Quigg, and Joshua Price.

Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/16/2009
 


Stuart L. Flewellen

Funeral services for Stuart L. Flewellen, 29, of Houston will be held 10:30 a. m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Palacios with Dr. Jay Gross officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Flewellen was born Aug. 3, 1958, in El Campo and died April 6, 1988 in Houston.

Survivors include his mother, Laverne Bowers Flewellen of Palacios; two brothers, Rocky Flewellen of Rosharon and Bryan Flewellen of Clyde, Texas; and maternal grandparents, Verner and Elva Bowers of Palacios.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1988
 


Amparo Moreno Flores
(January 24, 1931 - December 27, 2006)

Amparo Moreno Flores, 75, died Wednesday, December 27, 2006 in Palacios, TX. She was born January 24, 1931 in Fort Bend County, TX to the late Jose Simon & Alvena Alvarado Moreno. Amparo was a long time resident of Palacios, a Member of: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters, and Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Flores is survived by daughter & son-in-law: Ernestine & Raymundo Silvas of Palacios; 2 sons & daughters-in-law: Jimmy Flores, III & wife Magaly of Brazoria and Johnny Flores & wife Ann of Houston; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband: Jimmie Flores, Jr.

A Rosary will be 7:00 PM Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be 11:00 AM Friday, December 29, 2006 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Arrangements under Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.

http://www.taylorbros.net/index.cfm
 


Beatrice G. Flores
(April 4, 1932 - May 31, 2006)

Beatrice G. Flores, 74 of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2006. She was born April 4, 1932 in Markham, TX to Joseph Gonzales and Teresa Losoya Gonzales. Beatrice was a life long resident of Matagorda County, a devoted member and served as a Eucharistic Minister of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Her volunteer work consisted of being a member of the American GI Forum, the Pink Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She worked at Hamilton’s Bakery for many years and later in life was employed by the Economic Action Committee Sr. Citizens of Matagorda County. Beatrice’s family and friends will remember her as a very generous and loving person with great integrity and enthusiasm of life. Her wonderful sense of humor and positive outlook made her a joy to be around. She will be remembered primarily for her strong belief and faith in God.

She is survived by her daughters: Theresa F. Martinez & husband Charles, III, of Bay City, Esperanza Flores of Bay City, Lisa Ann Flores of Austin and Catherine Firestone & husband Joel of Round Rock; by her sons: Fabian Flores & wife Mary Ann of Maryland, Joseph P. Flores of Mineral Wells; Daughter-in-law: Julia Flores of Wilminton, NC; by her sisters: Margaret Lozano of Bay City and Teresa Luna of Houston; and by her brother: Joe Gonzales of Wharton. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren: Charles F. Martinez, Stephanie Nicole Martinez, Nicholas Flores, Victoria Firestone, Ann Marie Steinberg, Sandra Parkhill, Patrick Flores, Andrew Flores and Cierra Flores; and by 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Nicholas B. Flores; her parents: Joseph & Teresa L. Gonzales; and by her brother: Pete Gonzales.

The Rosary will be held at 7:30 PM Thursday, June 1, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 4:00 PM Friday, June 2, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Patrick Flores, Andrew Flores, Charles F. Martinez, Albert Luna, Robert Luna, and Rudy Lozano. Honorary pallbearers are the men and women of the American GI Forum.

Donations may be made to the American GI Forum Scholarship Fund.

On line condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245 – 4613.

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EVA DEL BOSQUE FLORES

A memorial service for Eva Del Bosque Flores, 71, of West Columbia, Tx., was held Sept. 26, 2008 at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel in Palacios, Tx.

Mrs. Flores was born Jan. 22, 1937 in Weslaco, Tx to Lazarus Del Bosque and Amelia Villarreal Del Bosque. She died Sept. 18, 2008.

She was a resident of West Columbia for the past three years and was formerly a long time resident of Palacios.

She is survived by daughters Gloria F. Vargas of Randallstown, MD, Darleen Flores of Palacios, and Denise Suarez and husband Emilio of West Columbia; son Carlos Flores III of McAllen, Tx.; sisters Sylvia Romo of McAllen, Janie Degollado of San Antonio and Alma Del Bosque of McAllen; brothers Enrigue, Veve, and Noe Del Bosque, all of Orange Cove, CA and Rudy Del Bosque of Houston; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Flores, Jr.; her parents; a son: Jaime Flores; and a brother: Adam Del Bosque.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361) 972-2012.

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, September 24, 2008
 


Gilbert Flores, Jr.

May 5, 1934 - Feb. 16, 2009


Gilbert Flores, Jr., 74, of Palacios passed away February 16, 2009.

He was born May 5, 1934 in Palacios, Texas to the late Gilbert Flores, Sr. and Agnes Broussard Flores. He was a retired Tug Boat Captain and served in the US Navy.

Survivors include: his wife, Norma Flores of Palacios; sons, Steven Flores of Palacios, Michael Flores of Austin, Chris Rutherford, Brandon Flores and Bryan Flores all of Palacios; sisters, Dorothy Anderson of Rockdale
, Texas and Joyce Flores of California and five grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Palacios with the Rev. Louis Rush officiating.

Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

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

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


Bay City Tribune, Published February 18, 2009

 


JOE "MAFIA" EUGENE FLORES
 

PORT LAVACA - Joe "Mafia" Eugene Flores, 52, of Port Lavaca, died Sunday, June 29, 2008. He was born Jan. 1, 1956, in Corpus Christi to the late Angel P. Flores and Mary Llanes Flores. He was a construction worker for Brazos M&E Construction.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Ybarra Flores; daughters, Jennifer Flores, Angel Flores, and Sunshine Flores, all of Port Lavaca; sons-in-law, Josh Cumbie, Elias Carlos Diaz Jr., and Sergio Macias, all of Port Lavaca; sisters, Hope Marroquin, Diana Gonzalez, Jackie Flores, all of Palacios, and Mary A. Flores-Olenick of San Marcos; brothers, John A. Flores of Palacios, Mario R. Flores of Lake Charles, La., Larry C. Flores, Jesse D. Flores, Chris Flores, all of Palacios, and Isidro Flores of Seattle; seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Thursday at The Living Word Church on the corner of 12th St. and Henderson in Palacios. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at The Living Word Church with the Rev. Tony Flores officiating. Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios.

Pallbearers will be Jose Gonzales Jr., Estevan Gonzalez, Craig Flores, Ezekiel Marroquin, Efren Marroquin, Sergio Macias, Elias Carlos Diaz Jr., and Ray Flores.

Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/2/2008

 


TIMOTHY DUANE FLORES
 

PALACIOS - Timothy Duane Flores, 49, of Palacios, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. He was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Palacios, to Martin Maurice Knipp III of Bandera and the late Lottie Dell Campbell Knipp. He was a commercial shrimper.

He is survived by his wife, Krystal Sablatura Carmack of Palacios; daughters, Lottie Shell Flores and Dennie Jo Flores, both of Palacios; son, Timothy Yancey Flores of Palacios; stepson, Christopher Sablatura of Palacios; sisters, Gina Schelle Ellis of Victoria and Robin Rene Harr of Corpus Christi; and brothers, Russell Eugene Flores of Palacios and Mark Randall Flores of Bandera.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Agape Family Outreach Church, 1811 Newsom, in Palacios. Visitation will continue at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., at Agape Family Outreach Church in Palacios, Pastor Eric Young officiating. Burial will follow at Francitas Cemetery in Francitas.

Pallbearers: Creg Henson, Billy Christmas, Henry Fletcher, Bobby Rogers, Jerry Mahaffie, and Robert Schnider.

Honorary pallbearers: John Rodriguez Sr., John Rodriguez Jr., Benny DeLeon, Alfred Rocha, Mike Woodriff, Cory Brackman, and Sammy Huff.

Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 1/28/2009

 


Eugene Leon Foehner
March 7, 1924 – Aug. 9, 2008


Eugene Leon Foehner died August 9, 2008 in Bay City, Texas. He was born March 7, 1924 in Bellville, Texas to the late Leon Foehner and Pauline Oldag Foehner.

He graduated from Sealy High School. After graduation he served our country during World War II. After the war he was employed for Skelly Oil Company. He found great joy in hunting – Ducks Unlimited.

In the Lutheran church in Bellville, he married Lille Sens Foehner on April 21, 1950. Gene was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bay City. Upon retirement he continued living in Bay City.

He is survived by Lillie, his wife of 58 years. The funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring, Texas. The Reverend Kevin Haug officiated and the Reverend Jared Stillions preached.

He was buried at Sealy Cemetery. The pallbearers were Clark Bergstrom, Wayne and Brandon Deckle, David Allen, Don Bohner, Nick Kalisek, Denis Tipton.

Memorials may be donated to St. Peters Lutheran Church, 3000 9th St. Bay City.

The funeral was arranged through Knesek Bros.
 

Bay City Tribune, Published August 12, 2008

 

Rudolph C. Foerster
May 10, 1902 - Mar. 14, 1967

Alma Kathryn Foerster
Oct. 7, 1900 - Mar. 9, 1978

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Josephine Anne Fojtik
(March 5, 1919 - November 14, 2008)

Josephine Anne Fojtik, 89, passed away November 14, 2008. She was born March 5, 1919 in Milam County, TX to the late Joseph Andrew & Anna Klapka Hosek. She was a longtime resident of Bay City and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Her husband Frank C. Fojtik, daughter Joann Starr & son Patrick Fojtik all preceded her in death. Survivors include sons Frank Fojtik & wife Sandra of Santa Fe, TX and Jimmy Fojtik of Bay City; sisters Ann Zalesky of Cameron, TX & Agnes Herschbach & husband Richard of Corpus Christi; brothers Alec Hosek & wife Geraldine and Jerry Hosek & wife Peggy all of Rockdale, TX; grandchildren Matthew Fojtik, Kristin Rivera Theresa Starr & Michael Starr; 7 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. Mass will be 10:00 AM Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church.

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Winifred Irene Fojtik
(January 9, 1930 - January 26, 2008)

Winifred Irene Fojtik, 77, of Bay City passed away January 26, 2008. She was born January 9, 1930 to Hillman Prentis and Artlisa Bell Basch Rouse. She had been a resident of Bay City since the age of 3.

She was preceded in death by her husband Louis John Fojtik in 1997 and by her father. Survivors include her mother Artlisa Bell Rouse of Bay City; daughters Delores Heinrich of Mena, Arkansas, Christine Bortner of Lufkin, Sharon Williams & Catharine Green both of Bay City; sons Louis Fojtik, Albert Fojtik & Frank Fojtik all of Bay City, Jim Fojtik of Tomball & Richard Fojtik of Houston; sister Peggy Fagan of Houston; ten grandsons, one granddaughter four great grandsons, five great granddaughters, one step grandson and one step granddaughter.

A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Sunday, January 27, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Monday, January 28, 2008 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be grandsons Daniel Heinrich, Jr., Louis John Fojtik III, Louis Jerry Senkyrik, Eric Bryan Senkyrik, David Shaffer, Chris Fojtik & Matthew Fojtik.

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Dan RIchard Folmar, Sr.
September 22, 1930 - March 26, 2010

Dan Richard Folmar Sr., age 79, of Edna, died Friday, March 26, 2010 in Victoria following an extended illness. He was born on Sept. 22, 1930 in Streetman, the son of the late Oscar Lorette Folmar and Verna Mae Rouse Folmar.

Mr. Folmar has been a resident of Edna since 1991 and was a former resident of Boling from 1948 until 1981 when he moved to Liberty City. He married Patricia Ann Swain on July 29, 1954 in Boling. Mr. Folman was a member of the El Campo Church of Christ and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Ray Folmar and Oscar Folmar Jr.; and a sister, Myra Ryman.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010 at the El Campo Church of Christ with Todd Trotter officiating. Graveside services and burial followed at 2 p.m. Monday at the Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Folmar of Edna; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan Richard and Ronnie Higdon Folmar Jr. of Jacksonville, Ark., James Madison and Kimberly Knight Folmar of Wharton and Larry Glenn and Carrie Lynn Folmar of Edna; brothers, James Larry Folmar of Van Vleck and Jerald Paul Folmar of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Cody Ryan Folmar and Aubrie Nykole Folmar, Kendan Kyle Folmar, Blake Cameron Folmar, Drew Michael Folmar, Emily Ann Folmar, Sandra Renee Folmar and Jaclyn Annette Folmar. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the El Campo Church of Christ Youth Group, 311 E. Calhoun, El Campo, TX 77437.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home in Wharton.
 

Wharton Journal-Spectator, Tuesday, March 30, 2010
 


JANET SUE FOLTYN

HOUSTON - Janet Sue Foltyn, 50, of Houston passed away May 8, 2010. She was born Sept. 9, 1959 in Bay City to Jake E. and Rosemary Balusek Foltyn. She graduated from Tidehaven High School in 1978 and from Sam Houston State University in 1981. She lived a very active life working and traveling abroad.

Survivors include her parents, Jake E. and Rosemary Foltyn; sister, Jane Foltyn; brothers, Jake Foltyn II and wife Sharon and Jason Foltyn and wife Janet; several special nieces and nephews; many special friends too numerous to mention; and her beloved dog, Tsunami.

The family will receive friends and family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m., at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Sam Appiasi officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Jake E. Foltyn, Jake Foltyn II, Jason Foltyn, Jane Foltyn, Keith Thompson, Chuck Collerain and Mike Saha.

Donations may be made to the Women's Crisis Center or any other charity dealing with Domestic Violence Prevention.

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.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 13, 2010
 


Mrs. Fondon Rites Held

Final rites for Mrs. Christie Beryl Fondon, 38, of Blessing, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Blessing Baptist Church, Rev. W. B. Chandler officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery and arrangements by Taylor Brothers.

Mrs. Fondon died Friday in M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, after a lengthy illness.

Survivors include her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Q. V. Crain of Palakata, Fla.; six children, Sunshine, Laverne, Carolyn, John, Benny and Earl of Blessing; five sisters, Mrs. Zelda Dunn of Beaumont, Mrs. Charlie Kyle of Madisonville, Mrs. R. L. White of Bowie, Mrs. John Harper of Palacios and Mrs. Bill Lanier of Dangerfield. Also four brothers, Van Crain of Los Angeles, Tex., Hope of Beaumont, Joseph and John Crain of Florida.

Pallbearers were Homer Phillips, A. C. Harter, W. M. Epperson, Henry Day, L. C. Johnson and Steve Rickaway.

The Daily Tribune, October 22, 1962
 


Jessie James Fondon

FONDON, Jessie James, a life-long resident of Matagorda County, passed away in Matagorda General Hospital on August 16. He was 82 years of age. Services will be held Wednesday, August 18, at 2:30 p.m. in Taylor Brothers Chapel. The Rev. Wayne Wilson will officiate with interment being in Hawley Cemetery. Survivors include Mr. Fondon's widow, Mrs. Mattie Fondon, Bay City; one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Newman, Fresno, Texas; three sons, H. W. Fondon of Liberty; J. R. and Claude Fondon of Bay City. Also 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Arrangements made through Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, August 17, 1971
 


John William Fondon


 


Mattie Fondon

Mattie Fondon, 70, of Liberty, died May 4, 1977 at Kersting Hospital in Liberty. She was born in August of 1906 in Midfield. Survivors are her daughters, Ann Blanton of Liberty; sons, Frank W. Armstrong of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. H. W. Fondon of Liberty and Mrs. Gussie Nichols of Alvin; brother, Ed Simpson of Bay City; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at Taylor Brothers Chapel with the Rev. John Tripp officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, May 5 or 6, 1977
 


Olga Adams Foreman
(June 15, 1915 - July 25, 2007)

Olga Emma Adams Foreman, 92, of Palacios was received by the Lord on July 25, 2007 at Palacios Health Care Center. She was born June 15, 1915 in Tynan, Texas to the late Victor and Adela Natho. She was a member of the Palacios Church of Christ; a graduate of Texas A & I University; a retired school teacher and a homemaker. She was an avid reader, a talented painter and an expert seamstress.

She is survived by her three sons, Harvey Adams & wife Lois of Huntsville, AL, Glenn Adams & wife Jeannine of Victoria, TX and Bob Adams & wife Mary of Richcrest, CA; step-daughter Georgia Dawn “Susie” Johnson of Austin, TX; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Vernon Adams and George Foreman, brothers Raymond Natho, Eldon Carl Natho and sister Adeline Natho Murphy.

Visitation will be from 4PM to 6PM Sunday, July 29, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Monday, July 30, 2007 at Cenizo Hill Cemetery in Mathis, Texas.

The family wishes to send special thanks to the staff at Palacios Health Care Center, her dear friends from the Palacios Church of Christ and special friends Brenda Flores and Peggy Georgi. Memorial donations may be made to the Palacios Health Care Center of to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home. 361-972-2012.

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Glenda Sue Owen-Foster

April 21, 1942 - Jan. 19, 2007

Glenda Sue Owen-Foster, 64 of Bay City, passed away Friday, January 19, 2007.

She was born April 21, 1942 in Mount Vernon, Missouri to Hollis A. Matthews and Pansy Mae McCullah Matthews.

Formerly of Lake Jackson, she has been a resident of Bay City for the past ten years. Sue was a former employee of HL&P, from December 1980 to September 1987, and then with STPNOC where she worked in training from September 1987 to January 1991.

She is survived by: her husband, Mike Foster of Bay City; brother, Richard Hollis Matthews and wife Sharon of Flagstaff, Arizona; sons, David Owen and wife Kathyrn Brooks-Owen and grandson Travis Owen of Magnolia, Texas and SKC Steve Owen and wife Naomi Owen, stationed in Toyoko, Japan; daughter, Jennifer Owen of Alvin, Texas; and by step children, Peter Foster, Tiffany Foster, Christopher Foster, and Mallory Foster, all of Galt, California.

Her parents Hollis A. and Pansy Mae Matthews preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2007 at the Golden Ave. Baptist Church of Bay City with the Rev. Max Pluss officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published January 24, 2007, Matagorda County, Texas


FOSTER, NELLIE ANN

Nellie Ann Teffeteller Foster, 59, of Blessing, died Thursday Oct 5, 2000 in Bay City. She was born November 18, 1940 in Maryville, Tenn., to the late James Louis and Chloe Perry Teffeteller.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Foster of Blessing; her mother, Chloe, of Buffalo, Texas; a daughter, Shelley R. Foster of Blessing, a son, Troup Foster, Jr. of Texas; her sister, Betty Jo Phillips of Liberty Hill, Texas; a brother, Jerry Teffeteller of Dallas, and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and one grandson, J. T. Foster.

Funeral services were help at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000 at Taylor Bros Funeral Home with the Rev. Casey DeBose officiating. Interment was held at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Davant, David Foster, Jerry Teffeteller, Jimmy Ramsey, Dennis Briggs and Wesely Black.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

A00011A2000OT08, THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Matagorda County, Texas, Sunday 08 October 2000
 

Mr. George Fountain "Buster," 81, passed away January 19, 2009 at Bay Villa Nursing Home. Mr. Fountain was the husband of Mrs. Thelma Fountain.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Murry Martin officiating.

Family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2009 at Green's Mortuary. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Full obituary will follow in Sunday's edition of the Bay City Tribune.

Bay City Tribune, Published January 21, 2009
 


Joan L. Fouse
(December 3, 1932 - January 15, 2011)

Joan L. Fouse, 78, formerly of Markham passed away January 15, 2011. She was born December 3, 1932.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold D. Fouse; daughter Letricia D. Ricketts and great-great granddaughter Liberty A. Hanna. Survivors include daughters Katherine Jewell & husband Joe of Sparta, NC and Pam Dahsa of Navarra, FL; granddaughters Natalie & husband Cliffton Green of Sparta, NC, Shannon & husband Ryan Ramsey of Fountain, CO, Katherine M. Woodard & Joan M. Reese of Bay City, Melissa Williams of Raeford, NC, Cherly & husband David Orr of Brazoria and grandson Michael & wife Daisy Reese of the Philippines; 17 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was loved by all and forgotten by few.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8m Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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Jacob Louis Frank

Funeral services will be held for Jacob Louis Frank, 73, of Bay City, 11:30 a. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Chapel.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Frank Seaman. [Hawley Cemetery]

Frank died June 22, 1982 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include wife, Ernestine Frank of Bay City; son and daughter-in-law, J. L. “Corky” and Bobbie Jean Frank of London, England; sisters, Mrs. Maxine Leever of Santa Barbara, Calif., Mrs. Jane Follis of Mission Hills, Calif., Mrs. Betty Deweber of San Fernando, Calif.; brother, George Frank of Santa Barbara, Calif., grandchildren, James and Debbie Frank, both students in college in Louisiana.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1982
 


Carol L. Franklin
(June 25, 1949 - May 26, 2010)

Carol L. Franklin, 60, went to with her Lord, May 26, 2010. Carol was born on June 25, 1949 in Bay City, Texas to the late Ovie Franklin and Lila Mae Fitzgerald Ray, Jr. Carol is retired from Southwestern Bell after 33 years, and was a substitute teacher at Tenie Holmes elementary school. She also worked at Texas Work Source for 7 years assisting clients find work. She was one of the original Girls’ Softball team members. She was a Deaconess and Elder at First Christian Church. She graduated from Thomas E. Edison University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Psychology.

She is survived by her loving soul mate of 45 years Carter; her children, Carrie Ann Franklin Niemann, Brian Franklin and wife Susan, and special son, Jason Budaus; grandchildren, Gage H. Niemann, Chase A. Niemann, and Harold W. Franklin. She is also survived by her sister, Bobbi Jo (Jodi) Ray; and by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Preceding her in death is her brother Timothy Allen Ray.

Funeral service will be Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church with Rev. Tom Quirk officiating. Burial to follow at Hawley Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5p.m. to 7p.m. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers, Jason Budaus, Scott Fullen, Colby Fullen, Mike Mariner, Frankie Ray and John Alex Bollom. Serving as honorary bearers, Chris Rickaway and Joe Whiffen.

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Elizabeth Averett Franklin
(September 13, 1921 - November 16, 2009)

Elizabeth Averett Franklin, of Bay City, departed this life to join her beloved husband “Wes” on Monday, November 16th, 2009. Elizabeth had lived in Bay City for the past 60 years. She was born September 13th, 1921, in Moultrie, Georgia, to the late Dock Gerome and Virginia Averett. She grew up in Moultrie with her sisters Myrtle Weeks, Louise Harden, Georgia Welton, Lucille Flowers, and Mary Jane Turney.

After graduating from high school in Moultrie, she went to Dumas, Texas, to live with her sister Lucille and that’s where she met Morgan Wesley “Wes” Franklin. It was Love at first sight and she never had any doubt that’s who she wanted to live the rest of her life with. They were married in Phillips, Texas, on February 28th, 1942, and celebrated their 61st anniversary in 2003 shortly before Wes passed away.

While Wes served his country in the U. S. Navy, Elizabeth followed him wherever he was stationed in order to be with him. After Wes’ honorable discharge from the Navy, they settled in Borger, Texas, where Wes went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company. Shortly thereafter, they were transferred to Phillips at Old Ocean and they moved to Bay City where they happily lived the rest of their lives.

Elizabeth worked for many years at The Smart Shop on the square and later at Hildred Hines’ children’s clothing store. She loved clothes and jewelry – she was a wonderful seamstress, a talented artist, and a Great Cook! She always put her family’s needs before hers – many a night she would be known to sit up at her sewing machine to make sure her daughters had a new dress to wear the following day.

She was an intense person – once you were her friend you lasted forever. There was nothing she couldn’t accomplish once she set her mind to it. She was headstrong and “feisty” and full of life. She was extremely protective of her family. She will be greatly missed.

Elizabeth loved her daughters Beverly Ann Franklin of Huntsville, Texas, Becky Hassebroek and husband Marv Hassebroek of Fairbanks, Alaska, and her “just like a daughter” Susan Longoria of Bay City, Texas. Her extended family includes grandchildren Kelley and Michael Duvall and E. Wayne Self II of Payson, AZ; Bob and Mona Bergey, Melanie and Larry Hinzman, Marcie and Dan Moody, and Mark and Renee Hassebroek, all of Fairbanks, Alaska; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth will be laid to rest next to her beloved Wes at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Viewing will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Taylor Bros Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, November 18th, with services to be held on Thursday morning, November 19th, at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Church where she was a long time member, with the Rev. Tom Quirk officiating. Please join her family and friends in celebrating her life. Those wishing to make memorial contributions can do so to the Elizabeth Franklin Fund at the First Christian Church.

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JAI'DENN J. FRANKLIN

BAY CITY - Graveside committal for infant, Jai'Denn Jackson Franklin, 25 days, who passed away March 8, 2010, will be held Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery, Cedar Lake.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 13, 2010
 


LESSIE B. FRANKLIN


GONZALES - Funeral services for Lessie B. Franklin will be at 11 a.m. today at Tyree Chapel with the Rev. J. Garnett officiating.

Viewing was held from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2008 in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/26/2008

 


Lillian Edward Franklin
(August 23, 1921 - February 21, 2008)

Lillian Edward Franklin, 86, passed away February 21, 2008. She was born August 23, 1921 in Franklin County, TX to the late William Edward and Vollie Baber Monroe. She had been a resident of Matagorda County since 1945 and was a member of the First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Herman “Big John” Franklin and one grandson John E. Franklin. Survivors include sons Glen Franklin & wife Joyce of Tyler, TX and William Franklin & wife Irene of Kingsville, TX; sister Foy Ciriack of Azle, TX; brother Lee Monroe of Georgetown, TX; four grandchildren Scott Franklin of Corinth, TX Stephanie Rollings of Tyler, TX, William Franklin & David Franklin both of Lubbock, TX and one great granddaughter Campbell Lillian Franklin of Lubbock, TX.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Sharon Lang officiating. Pallbearers will be: Mike Ottis, Sam Stanley, Bill Franklin, David Franklin, John Bissett, and George Riddell. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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RABYE NELL FRANKLIN

BAY CITY - Memorial services for Rabye Nell Franklin, 74, of Bay City, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at New Fellowship Tabernacle Church with Pastor A.L. Floyd officiating.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on January 7, 2010
 


Shirley Kaye Franklin
(November 3, 1945 - December 16, 2005)

Shirley Kaye Franklin, 60, of Tyler, TX passed away Friday, December 16, 2005 in Tyler, TX. She was born November 3, 1945 in Bay City, TX to the late John and Nola Harris Kinard. Mrs. Franklin had been a long time resident of Bay City before moving to Tyler 2 years ago. She also attended the First Pentecostal Church of Bay City, and worked as a Clerk for the City of Bay City. Survivors include husband: Richard Blundell of Tyler; Son & daughter-in-law: Jeff & Kami Blundell of Anadarko, OK; and 2 grandchildren. Mrs. Franklin was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 grandson: Noah Franklin. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at the First Pentecostal Church of Bay City with Rev. Marvin Moore Officiating. Arrangements with Tyler Memorial Funeral Home of Tyler, TX (903) 597-1396.

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Sammy Franks
September 1, 1926 - September 8, 2010

Sammy Lou Franks, age 84, of Wharton, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at her residence following a sudden illness. She was born in Old Gulf on Sept. 1, 1926 the daughter of the late Sam B. Franks and Beatrice Wise Franks.

Ms. Franks has been a resident of Wharton since 1944 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wharton. In the early 1950s she worked for the U.S. Food Stamp Office, then with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an assistant county office clerk for more than 14 years until her retirement in 1988. Ms. Franks was active in the First United Methodist Church for many years. She served on many church committees including the finance committee and the board of trustees, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and worked with the children’s Logos program. Ms. Franks was also one of the founding members of the Pilot Club in Wharton. She enjoyed helping her family and working for her church.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred Wise Franks; and a great-nephew, Aaron Barrett Thompson.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Wharton with Rev. Polly Standing officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.

Survivors include her niece and husband, Carol and Jim Thompson of Wharton; her nephews and their wives, Michael and Stacy Franks of Katy and Fred Steven and Marie Franks of Lompoc, Calif.; cousins, Sybil and Joe Lynn of South Bend, Ind.; Robert B. and Charlotte Wise of Birmingham, Ala.; William G. and Claire Wise of Gulfport, Miss.; James H. Wise of Madison, Ala.; Shirley Wise Brown and Christine Wise of Sulligent, Ala.; great-nieces, Kelly Thompson, Joni Thompson and MaryAnn Eubanks, and one great-great niece, Claudia Eubanks.

Pallbearers were Jim Thompson, Steven Franks, Michael Franks, Lester Bashaw, Nick Koten and Mike Feyen.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Lynn, Robert Wise, William Wise, Jim Wise, members of her Sunday School class, the church choir, and all former and current members of the Pilot Club.

In lieu of usual remembrances the family requests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 1717 Pioneer, Wharton, TX 77488.

Funeral services were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

Wharton Journal-Spectator, Wednesday, September 15, 2010
 


Jo Beth Wehmeyer Frankson
(September 13, 1929 - July 3, 2006)

Jo Beth Wehmeyer Frankson, 76, of Palacios, passed away Monday, July 3, 2006. She was born September 13, 1929 in Palacios, TX to Ernest Wehmeyer and Josephine Moore Wehmeyer. She was a lifelong resident of Palacios, a former Secretary for the Palacios I.S.D., a member of the First United Methodist Church of Palacios, and a homemaker.

She is survived by her sons: John Frankson & wife Dawna and David Frankson, Jr. & wife Patty, of Palacios; by her grandchildren: Eric Frankson of Bryan, Kim & Matt Hanz of Bryan, Chuck Frankson and Kelli Frankson of Palacios, and Cheryl & Dwayne Lutz of D’Hanis; and by one special great-granddaughter, Karlee Lutz, she was proud of. She is preceded in death by her husband, David A. Frankson, Sr. and by her parents, Ernest & Josephine Wehmeyer.

Visitation will be from 2 PM to 9 PM Wednesday and 9 AM to 9 PM Thursday at the Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, July 7, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with Rev. June White and Rev. Hollie L. Briscoe officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Troy Shimek, Donald Wehmeyer, Pete Griffith, Galen Johnson, Cody Adams, and Joe Jenkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Carancahua Community Center, 1676 CR-476, Palacios, TX 77465

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361) 972-2012.

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M. C. “Doc” Frankson D.V.M.
April 22, 1927 - April 29, 2010

M. C. “Doc” Frankson D.V.M., 83, moved on to greener pastures on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

He was born on April 22, 1927 in Carancahua Community, Texas to the late Frank Maynard Frankson and Alfhilda Bengston Frankson. Doc owned and operated Bay City Veterinary Clinic from 1953 through 1980. He was a member of the St. Pauls United Methodist Church, and served his country during World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps.

Doc is survived by: his first wife of 37 years, Anita Frankson of Bay City; former wife, Julia Ford of Bay City; two brothers, A. C. “Courtland” Frankson and wife Marie of Victoria and Harry L. Frankson and wife Carol of Port Lavaca; three sons, James M. “Jim” Frankson and wife Diana, Donald S. Frankson, and Samuel P. “Sam” Frankson and wife Susan all of Bay City; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Matthew, Erik, Megan, and Mary Katherine Frankson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Donald Frankson.

The family will receive visitors from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Morgan officiating.

Interment will be held 4:30 PM Saturday at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Frankson, Erik Frankson, Gerald Mardis, Larry Ford, Jon Woolsey, and Dr. Randy Volkmer D.V.M. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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, Published May 2, 2010
 

Silas C. Franz

Feb. 2, 1889 - Mar. 13, 1959

Matagorda Cemetery

Photo Courtesy of Faye Cunningham

William R. Franz
Aug. 29, 1858 - Jul. 20, 1949

Minnie A. Franz
Apr. 6, 1866 - Aug. 9, 1932

Matagorda Cemetery

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Fredrickson, Axel Leonard

Aged Blessing Man Passes Away Monday

Mr. Alec [Axel] Leonard Fredrickson, 75 years, 11 days, passed away at his home near Blessing at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1st.

He is survived by one son, Walter, of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at the Hawley Cemetery at 10 a.m. tomorrow, with Taylor Bros. in charge.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, December 2, 1941, Matagorda County, Texas


Mrs. E. J. Fredrickson

 

Mrs. Emma Johnson Fredrickson was born in Sweden, September 26, 1860. She moved to Chicago as a young lady and was married in 1890 to Axel Fredrickson. To this union were born three sons, one of whom survive.

 

Mrs. Fredrickson became a member of a Baptist Church about 55 years ago.

 

The family moved to Blessing in 1913 where they have made their home since. There survive her husband, Axel Fredrickson, and a son, Walter Fredrickson, Chicago, Ill.

 

She passed away at her home at Blessing Friday, July 24, 1935 at the age of 75 years 9 months and 28 days.

 

Funeral services were conducted at the Hawley Cemetery by Rev. George D. McClelland, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Palacios. Interment was under the direction of Taylor Brothers of Bay City.

 

THE PALACIOS BEACON, July 30, 1936

 

Claudia Lucille French

John Howard French
 

Cedarvale Cemetery
 

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Alfred August “Sonny” Frick

Funeral services for Alfred August “Sonny” Frick, 85, of Markham will be held at 4 p. m. Friday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jim Kelley and the Rev. Bill Haskell officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery , Blessing.

Mr. Frick was born Dec. 4, 1901, in Winters, Texas, to Martin J. Frick and Annie Katherine Salge and died Aug. 25, 1987, at Matagorda General Hospital.

A resident of Markham for 51 years, he was a retired rice farmer.

He was christened in the Lutheran faith as a child and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Bay City the past 50 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Susie Hiltpold of Houston; two sons, J. T. Frick and D. A. Frick, both of Markham; a sister, Lillie Bieri of Angleton; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Mike, Danny, Mark, Larry and Terry Frick, Steven Hiltpold, Lew Hiltpold and Bill Hurta.

Honorary pallbearers include Mike Saathoff, Paul Hiltpold, Paul Zapalac, Tony Kitzmiller and Bruce Hurta.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Mae Frick on Aug. 15, 1987, and by two brothers, Otto and Ed Frick.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, August, 1987
 


Dee Alfred Frick
(May 12, 1922 - November 27, 2010)

D. A. Frick, 83, of Markham passed away Saturday, Nov. 27th in Bay City. D. A. was born May 12, 1922 in Lake Austin, Texas to the late Alfred and Dessie Maxwell Frick. D. A. was a rice farmer. Survived by his loving family: daughters, Dee Ann Zapalac & husband Paul, Paula Kitzmiller & husband Tony; sons, Michael & wife Debbie, Danny, Mark Sr. & wife Terry, Larry & wife Tessie, and Terry & wife Stacey; one brother, J. T. Frick; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Patsy (Reiter) Frick, Great-grandson, Mason Frick, granddaughter, Casey Frick, sister, Susie Hiltpold, Father, Alfred Frick, Mother , Dessie (Maxwell) Frick. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Nov. 30th at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7P.M. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathon Frick, Kendal Frick, Keith Frick, Mark Frick, Jr., Eric Frick, Jason Frick, Cody Kitzmiller, and Jacob Kitzmiller. Honorary pallbearers are Jeffrey Zapalac, Brandon Frick and Lance Frick.

The Victoria Advocate, November 29, 2010                         Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Dessie Mae “Jack” Frick

Funeral services for Mrs. Dessie Mae “Jack” Frick, 82, of Markham were held Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Kelley officiating. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery.

Mrs. Frick was born Dec. 19, 1904, in Mt. Vernon, Texas, and died Aug. 15, 1987, at Matagorda General Hospital. She was the daughter of Robert Maxwell and the former Dolly Murphee, both deceased.

She was a charter member of The Church of the Nazarene in Bay City and was a resident of Markham for 51 years.

Survivors include: husband, Alfred “Sonny” Frick of Markham; daughter, Susie Hiltpold of Houston; sons, J. T. Frick and D. A. Frick, both of Markham; sisters, Zella Bohuslav and Zelphia Ferguson, both of Markham; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers included: grandsons, Mike, Danny, Mark, Larry and Terry Frick; Steven F. Hiltpold, Lewis Hiltpold, and Bill Hurta.

Honorary pallbearers included Paul Hiltpold, Mike Saathoff, Paul Zalalac and Tony Kitzmiller and Bruce Hurta.

Arrangements were made with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, August, 1987
 


Patsy Ruth Frick
(September 28, 1932 - January 8, 2010)

Patsy Ruth Frick, 77, of Markham passed away Jan. 8, 2010. She was born Sept. 28, 1932 in Refugio, Texas to the late August & Velva Butcher Reiter.

Her parents, brother Billie Reiter, granddaughter Casey Frick & Great Grandson Mason Frick all preceded her in death. Survivors include husband D. A. Frick of Markham; daughters Dee Ann Zapalac & Paul of Wyoming and Paula Kitzmiller & Tony of Boling; sons Michael Frick & Debbie of Bay City, Danny Frick of Matagorda, Mark Frick, Sr. & Terry of Markham, Larry Frick & Tessie of Markham and Terry Frick & Stacey of Kingsville; sister Hilda Hudspeth of Woodsboro, TX; brothers Kenneth Reiter of Aransas Pass & Bruce Reiter of Corpus Christi; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 1900 Hamman Rd. Bay City, with Rev. Greg McMullin officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jonathon Frick, Kendel Frick, Mark Frick, Jr., Eric Frick, Jason Frick, J. J. Zapalac, Cody Kitzmiller and Jacob Kitzmiller. Memorials may be made to M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home                           Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


V. L. Frick

MARKHAM—V. L. Frick, 56, a lifelong resident of Markham, died Saturday at a Bay City hospital.

Born Sept. 18, 1926, the World War II Navy veteran was a rice farmer and a Baptist.

Services are scheduled for 2 p. m. Monday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel in Bay City. The Rev. Joe Ramsey will officiate with burial following in the Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Babb Frick, and his mother, Zelphia Frick Ferguson, both of Markham; two daughters, Carol Hoffman of Wharton and Lois Frick of Markham; a son, Robert L. Frick of Markham; a son, Robert L. Frick of Old Ocean; two sisters, Evalee Hahn of Bay City and Joyce Genzer of Markham; a brother, J. O. Frick of Blessing; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Lee Hahn, Stanley Genzer, Jr., Ronnie Palmer, Jacob “Buz” Otto, and Larry, Joe Charles and Mark Frick.

The Victoria Advocate, February, 1985
 


V. L. Frick, Jr.

V. L. Frick, Jr., 22, a resident of Markham passed away January 26 as a result of an auto accident. Survivors include: wife, Gladys Ruby Frick of Markham; daughter, Kacey Gail Frick of Markham; parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Frick of Markham; 2 sisters, Carol Ann and Lois Marie Frick of Markham; 1 brother, Robert Lewis Frick of Markham; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Tullos and Mr. and Mrs. Loy Taylor. Funeral services were held January 2, at 2 p. m. at Taylor Brothers Chapel with Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Interment was at Hawley Cemetery with pallbearers being: Frankie Ray III, Preston Fellers, David Johnson, Robert Cornett, Robin Sparks, and Johnnie Jurek; honorary pallbearers were Tudy and Ronnie Knebel. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, January, 1974
 

Tony Friloux, 48, Matagorda, Texas passed away August 30, 2009 after a serious illness.

Funeral Arrangements are pending. You may contact Christ Episcopal Church, Matagorda at 979-863-7239 or cepiscopal@sbcglobal.net for information.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 2, 2009
 


Austen Henry Furse, Jr.
Feb. 20, 1922 - Feb. 16, 2010

Austen Henry Furse, Jr., a Texas attorney and thirty-six year resident of Austin, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010. He was 87 years old.

Born in Fort Worth on February, 20, 1922, he was the elder son of Lillian Ann Brazile Furse and Austen H. Furse, who had emigrated from England and worked in the west Texas oil business in Eastland, Texas. It was there that Mr. Furse grew up and in 1939, graduated from high school before attending Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

Following his post-graduate year at Andover, where his classmates continued his lasting nickname, Fuzzy, he entered Yale Universitys Class of 1944. He became an English major and a starting player on both the freshman and varsity football teams.

With the outbreak of the Second World War, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as a bombardier in the Pacific theater, including the air offensives of the Philippines and Japan. For his conduct in action he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as the Air Medal with six Oak Leaf clusters and the Asia-Pacific Theater Ribbon with six Bronze Stars.

Discharged as a 1st Lieutenant in late 1945, Mr. Furse returned to Yale to complete his studies and play a final season of football. He then entered the University of Texas Law School where he received his LL.B. degree and was an editor of the Law Review. In 1957 he received his Master of Laws degree from Columbia University.

After law school, he settled in Houston, where from 1950 to 1956 he was an attorney for the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company and later, an associate of Butler, Binion, Rice & Cook law firm. He also lectured on property law at the South Texas School of Law. He subsequently moved to Bay City, Texas to become a partner in the firm of Bell, Camp, Gwin & Furse. In 1967 he was elected County Judge of Matagorda County.

In 1973, Mr. Furse moved to Austin to become an Assistant Attorney General of the State of Texas and Chief of that offices Oil and Gas Division. In the course of his ten years in government, he successfully litigated numerous land and mineral cases on behalf of the state. In 1983, he became a counsel of the General Land Office of Texas.

During their life together, he and his wife, Margaret, traveled throughout the world and often participated in informal courses offered abroad. They were also avid theatergoers with as much appreciation for the American musical theater as for the works of Shakespeare.

Mr. Furse took a lifetime interest in reading the classics, in music of all kinds, in politics, and in the game of football. Quick-witted in conversation, he also had a gift for writing playful verse that delighted his family and friends.

As a result of a fall in August of 2000, he suffered a spinal cord injury, which confined him permanently to a wheelchair. Yet he managed to travel with some frequency to New York and New England to see friends and classmates.

Austen Furse is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Lewis Furse, a past member of the faculties of Rice University and the University of Texas, and by four children and their spouses: Austen H. Furse III and Anne Seel Furse of Houston, John L. Furse and Susanne Nitter Furse of Boston, Jane Furse Friedman and John H. Friedman of New York City, and Mary Furse and Bill McMillin of Austin, as well as by six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held yesterday (Saturday) at the Episcopal Church of the Good Sheperd in Austin. A graveside service in Bay City is tentatively planned for April 1.

Bay City Tribune, Published February 22, 2010
 


 

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