Matagorda County Obituaries
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Frances Adair Haas
(November 15, 1912 - October 2, 2005)

Frances Adair Haas, 93, died October 2, 2005 at Bay Villa Nursing Home in Bay City. She was born September 15, 1912 in Union Town, Alabama to Gordon Cunningham and Weir Lessie Cunningham. She had been a resident of Bay City for 10 years and was a member of the Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Haas; sisters, Lessie Cheffield and Ida Mae Swank; and brother, Robert Cunningham.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and George L. Parsley of Palacios; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Josephine Wallis of New Iberia, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Nancy Crawford and husband, Lonnie of Fairfield, Ohio, Virginia Sanders and husband, Perry of Boerne, Texas, Charlene Garcia and husband, Joe of Bay City, George Parsley, Jr of Austin, and Linda McGill and husband, John of Hearne, Texas; and by four great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Don Storey officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 pm Thursday at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Texas. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

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Frances Giesie Hadash
May 2, 1929 - Aug. 25, 2010

Frances Giesie Hadash, 81 of Van Vleck died Monday, August 25, 2010 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born on May 2, 1929 in Plantersville, Texas, a daughter of the late Wendelin Giesie and Anna Mock Giesie.

Frances has been a resident of Van Vleck for the past twenty years and was a former resident of Wharton. On August 10, 1947, she married Victor Rudolf Hadash Sr. in Wharton, and he preceded her in death on September 21, 1990. She was homemaker all her life. Frances enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and going to the movies, but her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family, which she loved dearly. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: her infant daughter, Carolyn Hadash; 11 brothers and sisters, including her twin brother, Martin Giesie, and her great grandson, Gowen Robles and son in law, Warren Hunter.

A Prayer service was held at 7:00 pm. Friday evening and a Funeral Mass was held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton with Father Dominic Antwi-Boasiako officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton at a later time.

Survivors include: daughters, Linda Head and husband Danny of Van Vleck, Barbara White and husband Clarence Richard of Wharton, Joyce Orsak and husband Jerry Jr. of East Bernard, Patricia Carpenter and husband Franky of Markham and Cynthia Hunter of Lake Charles, LA; son, Victor Hadash Jr. and wife Shonna of Bay City; sisters, Theresa Urban of Cameron and Dora Brady of Brazoria.

She was also survived by her 26 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Warren Hunter, Matthew Orsak, Shane Carpenter, Alan White, Jeffry White, Christian Hadash and Victor Hadash, III. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Justin C. Smith, all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of usual remembrances the family requests memorials to Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bay City.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 29, 2010
 


Travis Jerome Hadash
Sept. 3, 1961 – May 9, 2008

Travis Jerome Hadash, 46 of Van Vleck, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008.

He was born September 3, 1961 in Wharton, Texas to Melba Louise Hargett and Jerome Hadash. He was a resident of Van Vleck for the past 8 years, a member of the Baptist church, and a General Foreman for HP Zachary Company.

He is survived by: his daughter, Tara Renee Hadash Davis and husband Wesley of East Bernard; his sons, Derrik Wade Hadash and Dillon Jerome Hadash of Van Vleck; his mother, Melba Bledsoe of Van Vleck; his father, Jerome Hadash of Wharton; sisters, Janet Lynne Hartwell of Kingwood and Sandra Jones of Angleton; brothers, Kenneth Hadash of Katy and Kyle Hadash of Spring; grandchildren, Hayden Wesley Davis and Andrew Jerome Brangan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wharton, Texas.

Pallbearers include William Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Bradley Jones, Jerry Manning, Dean Macek, Ryan Hadash, and James Lee Perry.

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 May 14, 2008
 

 

Earcel Hadden, Sr.
April 19, 1929 - March 2, 2009


Funeral services for Earcel Hadden, Sr., 79, of Blessing, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, pastor, and the Rev. Ben Hadden, eulogist. Burial will follow at Midfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, and visitation with memorial service from 6 until 9 p.m. at Free Zion Baptist Church in Blessing.

He was born in El Maton, Texas, April 19, 1929, to Milton Hadden and Lesser Roberts Hadden, and passed away March 2, 2009, in Palacios, Texas.

Survivors include: wife of 45 years, Mary Alice Hadden of Blessing; two daughters, Jackie Nettles of Moss Point, Mississippi and Mona Diggs (and Keven) of Missouri City; and two sons, Earcel Hadden, Jr. (and Sherry) of Lake Jackson, and Darrell Hadden (and Vikki) of Katy. Also 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Adams of Blessing, Gloria Jones of Houston, and Lovie Cobb (and Albert) of Orlando, Florida; and three brothers, the Rev. Ben Hadden of Sweeny, Leeland Jackson (and Rose) of Houston, and Freddie Jackson (and Vanessa) of Blessing. Also a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published March 4, 2009

 


John Henry Hadden

Services for John Henry Hadden, 94, of Palacios, will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the West Palacios Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Hugh McGruder officiating. Burial will be at Wilson Creek Cemetery in Ashby.

Mr. Hadden was born July 29, 1898 to Jim and Easter Temple Hadden and he died Dec. 18, 1992 at the Leisure Lodge in Palacios.

He was a retired employee of the Palacios Independent School District. He also worked many years as a rice farmer and cowboy leading herds through Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston and Wharton Counties.

Survivors include three daughters, Frances White of Freeport, Johnnie Mae Haynes of Palacios and Mildred Mathews of Freeport; one son-in-law, Andrew White of Freeport; 25 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ronald T. Campbell, Donald R. Campbell, Michael T. Allen, John K. Smith, Morris T. Roberts III, Edwin Hawkins, Gary Haynes, Jr., Derrick I. Porter. Honorary pallbearers are Joel Hobbs, John Haynes, Gary Haynes, Kelvin Haynes, Charles Johnson, Jr., Terry Deadrick, Kerry Matthews, Paul Matthews, Rosevelt Mathews, Byron Amboree, David Amboree and James Scott.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, December 1992
 


Alvin “Big Boy” Hadley

Funeral services for Alvin “Big Boy” Hadley, 70, of Bay City were held 2 p. m. Tuesday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel where the Rev. W. E. Dugger, Jr. officiated. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Hadley was born March 23, 1919, in Red Bluff, Texas, to Jess and Martha Gregory Hadley and died June 18, 1989, at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Yeager Hadley of Bay City; three daughters, Kathy Richey of Hico, Texas, Janice Nesbitt and George Hadley of Bay City; a son, Dwight Hadley of Eagle Lake; four sisters, Lois Swenson of Orange, Texas, Mary Bell Crain of San Saba, Texas, Aline Vavra of El Maton and Pearl Weaver of Bay City; two brothers, Joe Hadley of El Campo and Aubrey Hadley of Palacios; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1989
 


Jack Hadley

Jack Hadley, 65, of Blessing died at his residence April 8. He was a life time resident of Blessing. Survivors include: wife, Inez Duffy Hadley of Blessing; sisters, Mrs. Lois Swanson of Orangefield, Texas; Mrs. Mary Bell Crain and Mrs. Pearl Weaver, both of Bay City; Mrs. Alene Vavra of Ashby, and Mrs. Joann Kasper of Ganado; brothers, Alvin Hadley of Midfield, Joe Hadley of El Campo, and Aubrey Hadley of Palacios. Funeral service will be held at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel, Thursday, April 10, 2 p. m.

Hawley Cemetery

The Daily Tribune, April, 1975
 

Laura Inez Duffy Hadley, 77, a lifelong resident of Blessing, Texas passed away Saturday, March 25, 2000 in Bay City. She was born Aug. 18, 1922 in Blessing to John Duffy and Emily Roberts Duffy.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church, a lifelong resident of Blessing, had been a cattle raiser, a child care provider for several years, worked for various companies and most recently at the Red Barn Laundromat of Blessing. She was a graduate of Blessing High School and attended nursing school in Houston. She was married July 9, 1948 to the late Jack Hadley.

She is survived by: her brother, Dan Duffy of Great Falls, MT; her cousins, Dr. Jim and Sandra Davant of Blessing and their children, Roxanne Crain, James Davant, and Mike Davant of Blessing and Julie Davant of Austin; cousins, Carolyn Fricke and Kathy Higgins of Port Lavaca; Bill Davant of Victoria, Genia Wilson of Sulphur, La and Teddi Perry of Alberta, Calif; and by many friends and acquaintances.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday April 1, 2000 at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing with the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Matagorda County, Texas, Thursday, 30 Mar 2000
 

James Leo Hagaman, Jr.

 

James Leo Hagaman, Jr., 51, of Blessing, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2005 at his residence after a year long battle with cancer. He was born on January 12, 1954 in Bay City to James Leo Hagaman, Sr. and Bertha Jane Genzer Hagaman.

 

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, a retired supervisor for Alcoa Aluminum of Point Comfort & Rockdale, a former EMT, volunteer firefighter, member of the Knights of Columbus and a Catholic.

 

He is survived by his wife, Bettie Mae Holloway Hagaman of Blessing; his daughter & son-in-law: Stacy & Andy Novak of Blessing; his son & daughter-in-law: Cody & Marla Hagaman of Aransas Pass; mother-in-law: Ruth Holloway of Blessing; sister: Teresa West of Bay City; and grandson: Dalton James Novak of Blessing.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha & James L. Hagaman, Sr.; his father-in-law: Floyd Merdith Holloway; and by his brother, Samuel Hagaman.

 

The rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM, Sunday, March 20, 2005 at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral mass will be 10:00 AM, Monday, March 21, 2005 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

Pallbearers will be Jake Foltyn, W. C. Greenlaw, Bubba Massey, Jim Matthes, Kim Abshire and Randy Kirby. Honorary pallbearers are Joey Cornett, Red Kirby, Wayne Prukop, Trammel Hunter and Tom Navarro.

 

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

 

The Victoria Advocate, Sunday, March 20th, 2005
 


Virgie Mae Hagerman
(October 24, 1923 - November 30, 2008)

Virgie Mae Hagerman, 85, of Matagorda passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008 in Houston. She was born October 24, 1923 in Wichita, Kansas to the late Alma Carter Drake & George Drake. Virgie was a 50-year resident of Matagorda, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Matagorda, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post # 4459, and was the co-owner of the Fighting Shrimp Bait Camp in Matagorda.

She is survived by her sister: Carmen Hoggarth in Bellingham, WA and brother: Jimmy L. Drake of University Place, WA. Virgie was preceded in death by her parents and husband: Bing Hagerman.

A Graveside Service will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Matagorda Cemetery.

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Jimmie Gainer Haggard - Hawley Cemetery

 

Jimmie Gainer Haggard

Mrs. Jimmie Gainer Haggard, a resident of Clemville and a lifelong resident of Matagorda County, was born July 26, 1897 and died December 6, 1965 at the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo.

Survivors include: three sons, W. A. Haggard of Houston, Ward Haggard of Beaumont and Archie Haggard of Midland; one brother, W. T. Gainer of Clemville; and four grandchildren.

The funeral was held December 8, 1965 at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel and burial followed at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing.

Information from Hawley Cemetery records
 


Preston J. Haines

Preston J. Haines, 67, a resident of Bay City passed away at the Matagorda General Hospital September 19. Survivors include: 1 brother, William Haines of Houston; 1 sister, Mrs. George Gray of Bellaire. Funeral services will be held September 21 at 10 a. m. at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will be at the Hawley Cemetery with pallbearers being: Jimmy Craft, Robert Craft, Frank Craft, Claude Hall, Vernon Leissner, and A. R. Robertson. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1973
 

Hollie B. Hairston
(October 1, 1930 - November 3, 2007)

Hollie B. Hairston, 77, of Bay City passed from this life November 3, 2007. He was born October 1, 1930 in Cameron, Texas to the late Hollie B. Hairston, Sr. and Carrie Lee Johns Hairston. He met Joy Hoelewyn in late 1955 and they were married February 24, 1956. He was baptized into the Lord in West Columbia in 1957. He and Joy moved to Bay City in 1961. He was instrumental in establishing the Matthews St. Church of Christ in 1965; retired from Phillips 66 in 1994 after 46 years as lab technician; and enjoyed country life including caring for his cows, horses and dogs.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joy of Bay City; daughter Keri Disney of Dallas; son Brent Hairston & wife Krissie of Bryan; sister Amy June Vahue of Bay City and one granddaughter JinLi Hairston.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Monday, November 5, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Gibson and Bro. Eddie Callender officiating. Interment will be 4:00 PM Tuesday at the Walkers Creek Cemetery in Cameron, Texas. Pallbearers will be Brent Hairston, Bentley Hause, Thomas McReynolds, Bill Sieben, David Huffman and David Krenek.

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Syleta Lhea Hornsby Halbert
October 3, 1941 – October 27, 2010

Another angel has joined God’s ranks leaving us here to celebrate the life of one who gave so much now standing at Heaven’s gate.

Syleta was born in San Antonio, Texas, on October 3, 1941, to Macom Hornsby and Flossye Allen Hornsby.

She went to her heavenly reward on October 27, 2010. 

She will forever be remembered for her love, kindness, and generous spirit.

Syleta is survived by her husband of 23 years, Jim Halbert. She is also survived by: her brother: Macom “Rusty” Hornsby (Pat) of Garland, Texas; sister, Loyce “Tuffy” Dehler of Mooreburg, Florida; brothers-in-law, Rick Beauchamp of Gainesville, Texas, Douglas Halbert (Randy) of San Clemente, California; son, John Beaty (Tanja) of Houston, Texas; daughters, Raychel Lee of McKinney, Texas, Anna Colleen Finder (Kenny) of Lewisville, Texas, Bridgen Ruth Clevenger (Dale) of Frisco, Texas; stepdaughter, Karen Cunningham (Brian) of Bay City, Texas; grandchildren,  Jake and Robb Lee of McKinney, Texas, Katy and Sara Sutton of Lewisville, Texas, Jonathan Beaty and  Amy Clevenger of Carrollton, Texas, Robyn Stevenson of Bay City, Texas, James Shipp (Coryne) of Cedar Park, Texas; great-grandchildren, Roman and Alexa Stevenson of Bay City, Texas. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Eddye Beauchamp.

Syleta cherished her family and had great pride and joy in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Every year, she composed a Christmas newsletter giving updates on everyone with emphasis on everyone’s accomplishments. The newsletters were sent as their Christmas cards to a vast host of family and friends.

She enjoyed life to the fullest with gusto, good humor, and joy. She was an avid bowler and served BCWBA in many capacities including president.  She became a NASCAR and IRL enthusiast after marrying Jim. Syleta enjoyed the company of her friends while bowling, camping, motorcycling, and volunteering in numerous charitable organizations.

She loved to read and showed her talent as a writer with her articulation and command of the English language. She wrote for several bowling publications locally, statewide, and nationally. She was a member of the Texas Bowling Writers and a life member of the National Bowling Writers.

Syleta shared her musical talents as an organist for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and singing in the choir as well.

Syleta devoted her life to helping others through the Pilot Club and Road Rider’s Toys for Kids. She was a faithful member of the Matagorda County Cavalry showing great appreciation and patriotism to all who have served and presently serve our country. She also actively participated in the political process.

One of her greatest joys was the time and adventures she shared with the love of her life and soul mate, Jim.

A Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2010. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 12th Street and Avenue D, Bay City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Road Riders Toys for Kids or Matagorda County Cavalry (#13 Holly Lane, Bay City, Texas  77414).

Bay City Tribune, Friday, November 19, 2010
 


Barbara Ruth Davis Hale
Sept. 11, 1935  Sept. 27, 2010

Barbara Ruth Davis Hale, 75, of Brazoria, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010 at her residence.

She was born on September 11, 1935 in Fort Worth to Harold and Dorothy Davis. Her kind and gentle spirit will be missed.

Funeral services have been scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 2 pm at Baker Funeral Home, West Columbia with the Bro. Kenneth Lott officiating.

Burial will follow at Sweeny Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Harold Ray Hale, Ricky Hale, Elizabeth Hale, Ann Tipps, Chad Tipps, and Dustin Finley.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 also at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Raymond Hale.

Left to cherish her memory are: her sons, Harold Ray Hale and wife, Katie of Sweeny and Ricky Hale and wife, Becky of Brazoria; daughters, Elizabeth Kay Hale of Pasadena and Ann Tipps and husband, Charlie of Sargent; grandchildren, Tabatha Dilley, Chad Tipps and wife, Elizabeth, Bridget Singleterry and husband, Randy, Kristina Sewell, Dustin Finley and wife, Ashlee, and Samantha Hale; great-grandchildren, Seth and Charlee Dilley, Jalyn Finley, and Ryan Hale.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Helping Hands and Hearts Hospice for dedicated service and loving care of our loved one.

Final arrangements under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, 634 S. Columbia Drive, West Columbia, Texas 77486 (979) 345-3232.

Online condolences may be left for the family by signing the guestbook at www. bakerfuneralhome.net

Bay City Tribune, Published September 29, 2010
 


Constance Langham Hale
(September 6, 1911 - September 24, 2006)

Constance Langham Hale, 95, of Bay City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 24, 2006. She was born September 6, 1911 in Bay City to Charles Langham and Martha Dantzler Langham. She was a lifelong resident of Bay City, a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary in Bay City.

She loved her Lord and her family. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her daughters: Martha Engman & husband Robert of Brazoria and Constance Martin of Little Rock, AR; and by her sister: Rose Newman of Bay City. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Chris Engman, Brad Engman, Amy Engman, Charlotte Blanks, Tricia Dixon, George Chadwick, Caren McNeill, and Cathy Hazzard; and her special niece: Nanci Bunk & husband Dr. John Bunk of Rosenberg. She was preceded in death by her husband: Marvin Leonard “Sparky” Hale; her parents: Charles & Martha Langham; by a daughter: Barbara Chadwick; by sisters: Martha Foley and Charlotte Pawlosky; and by her great-nephew: Blake Bunk.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 9 PM Wednesday and the family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, September 28, 2006 at the First United Methodist Chapel in Bay City with Revs. Chris Harrison and Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Dr. John Bunk, Craig Bunk, Charles Bunk, George Chadwick, Jim Gann, and G.P. Hardy, III.

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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Daryle Wayne Hale
Feb. 3, 1969 - Sept. 12, 2009

Daryle Wayne Hale, 40, of Richmond, Texas, went to be with the lord on September 12, 2009.

Daryle was born February 3, 1969 in Bay city, Texas to his loving parents, Walter (Hoss) and Carolyn Conner Hale.

He grew up in Bay City where he met the majority of his life-long friends. He attended college at Howard Payne University where he met the love of his life, Susan Caudill, who became his wife on April 4, 1992. They have three beautiful children whom he loved with all his heart. Daryle also attended TSU where he obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Daryle was a great friend who was always willing to do anything for anyone. He was a wonderful husband and father who treasured the time he spent with his children. He loved to camp, hunt, and float down the river, go to concerts, and most of all, he loved to spend romantic evenings with his wife.

Daryle is survived by: his wife, Susan; and their three children, Chelsea, Chase, and Chad; his mother, Carolyn Conner Hale; two sisters, Connie King and Rachel Hale; and a brother, Lance Hale and his wife, Kristie; one uncle James L. Conner and his wife Cathy; and nephews Travis Delany and Walker Hale; nieces, Brook Delany, Megan and Hannah Neuhoff, and Zara Hale; brothers and sister-in laws, Paul and Cheryl Neuhoff, Chad and Christy Donegan, and mother and father-in law, Roy and Beverley Caudill, along with numerous friends and business associates.

Daryle was preceded in death by his never forgotten father Walter (Hoss) Hale and his grandparents, Lee and Jimmie Peters Conner and Ves and Grace Aiken Hale.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, September 16 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Bay City Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with the Rev. John Crowe and Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating.

Interment will follow at the Midfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Morris, Scott Brown, Dean Rother, Matt Sloan, Richie Kerzee, Jon Mark McDonald, and Mike Oates, Lee Conner, Chris Davis, Paul Neuhoff and Chad Donegan will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Friends are invited to join the family at the Midfield Community Center afterwards.

From the deepest sorrow flows a river of healing.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published September 16, 2009
 


Claude Hales, Jr.
(September 19, 1934 - July 22, 2010)

Claude Hales, Jr., 75, went to be with his Lord Thursday, July 22, 2010. Claude was born Sept. 19, 1934 in Henderson, TX to the late Claude Columbus and Cassie Grisham Hales.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years Marjorie (Jan) Cavallin Hales of Bay City; sons Gary Hales & wife Donna of Bay City & Kenneth Hales & wife Dianna of Needville; daughter Lori Murphree & husband Gary of Bay City; grandchildren Jered Hales, Chris Hales, Clayton Hales, Jennifer Brown, Kari Murphree, Amy Murphree & Sarah Murphree; brother James Hales of Houma, LA; and sister Connie Moore of Houma, LA. His sisters Doris Pounder and Wilda Moore preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends and relatives from Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the Family Worship Center with Pastor James Guerrero officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army; 1911 7th St.; Bay City, TX 77414.

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EVELYN MCNABB HALEY

BAY CITY - Evelyn McNabb Baker Haley, 92, of Bay City passed away May 14, 2008. She was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Bay City, to the late William Edward and Jennie Baxter McNabb. She was a life long member of the Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. She was a sixth generation descendant of Elias Wightman.

Her husbands, Charles Bryan Baker Sr. and James Donald Haley preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, Charles "Chuck" Baker and wife Fran of Bay City; two grandchildren, Bryan McNabb Baker and wife Rhonda of Fairchilds and Gregory Wayne Baker of Matagorda; four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Mitchell and Macey Baker, all of Fairchilds, and Taylor Baker of Beaumont, Miss.; niece, Catherine Anderson and husband Carl of Matagorda; great-niece, Nonie Moore and husband Tim; great-nephew, Bill Anderson; great-great nephew, Timothy Moore and wife Tricia; great-great-great-niece, Madeline Moore; and many friends and relatives who were very dear to her.
 

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Harrison and the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at Matagorda Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Anderson, Wayne Brown, Gary Green, Tim Moore, Timothy Moore, and Dr. Garland Watson, DDS.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bay City or of Matagorda, the Matagorda Cemetery Association, or to the charity of your choice.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/16/2008.
 


Mary Magdalene Halfen
(March 10, 1915 - February 26, 2007)

Mary Magdalene Halfen, 91, of Bay City passed away February 26, 2007. She was born March 10, 1915 in Kingston, Oklahoma to the late Mike and Lillian Lasiter Roberts.

She is survived by two daughters Rose Marie Caldwell of Roswell, NM & Linette M. Keton of Boling; two sons Lee Roy Halfen of Houston & Billy Wayne Halfen of Morgan City, LA; eleven grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack H. Halfen in 1985.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, March 2, 2007 at the Collegeport Cemetery with Rev. Harley Savage officiating. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Memorials may be made to the Collegeport Cemetery Association. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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Col. Harold H. Hall Jr. Retired
Sept. 9, 1928 – Nov. 26, 2010

Col. Harold Hall, Jr., 82, formerly of Pledger, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010, in Sugar Land following an extended illness.

He was born on September 9, 1928, in Pledger, the son of the late Harold H. Hall Sr. and Jimmie Barnett Hall.

Col. Hall was raised in the Pledger area. He joined the United States Air Force. As a member of the Air Force, Harold worked his way up to Colonel, earning his Masters degree from Baylor University. Following his military career, he worked for McDonald Douglas. His working career concluded with a real estate career. Harold loved to travel, visiting many exotic places with the Air Force and also later in life.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Wharton Funeral Home with funeral services held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at the Chapel of Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Mathis officiating.

Private burial will follow in the Wharton Cemetery in Wharton.

Survivors include: his son, Harold H. Hall III, and wife Brenda of Pledger; daughter, Carol Richardson and husband, Mike of Corpus Christi; sister, Nell Grissom of Waco; the mother of his children, Evelyn Hall of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Richard Peterson and Heather Hess; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
 


Thelma Lee Coward Ham
July 29, 1914 – Nov. 4, 2010

Thelma Lee Coward Ham, 96, called by God to her eternal rest on November 4, 2010, at Matagorda Regional Hospital in Bay City.

She was born July 29, 1914, on the historic Tom O’Connor Melon Creek Ranch in Refugio County  where her father was ranch foreman. She was one of four children of Ed and Connie Coward.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Howard  Ham; brothers, Edward W.”Eddie” Coward Jr. and Elton D “Rusty” Coward; sister, Josephine “Jo” Coward Lankard; son, by previous marriage, Gordon D. Chadwell and wife Lynda, and daughter-in-law, Pat Ham. 

She is survived by: sons, Col. (ret) Howard Ham Jr. and wife Margaret of San Antonio, William Chas. “Bill” Ham of Bay City; three grandsons and one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Known by a lifelong nickname of “Curley,” she and Howard moved to Bay City in 1943.

Recognized as Bay City “Citizen of the Year” in 1963 and with her death leaves a legacy of charitable, public service, religious, historical, and volunteer work in the community of icon significance.

Mrs. Ham started her career of community service at age 12 as president of the first Junior Federated Club in Refugio County, the “Merry Maids Club” in 1927; also Pres. in 1940 for the Refugio Junior Women’s Club.

Moving to Bay City in 1943 with her husband, she has among her many accomplishments as a community organizer: Matagorda County Federation of Women’s Club President in 1957-58,1963-64,1975-78,1983-84; Bay City Junior Hi Kitten Club President in 1956;    Bay City High School P.T.A. president in 1960-61; Charter member of the Matagorda General Hospital (now Matagorda Regional), Hospital Auxiliary 1960;

Organizer and first President of the Matagorda County Texas A&M Mothers Club 1961, and in 1981-82, 1982-83; Appointed by Governor John Connolly to the Texas Historical Commission in 1963-67; Regent of the Wharton Comfort Wood DAR Chapter; A charter member of the Mary Ralph Marsh DAR Chapter in Bay City in 1967-68; President of the Matagorda County Historical Society 1966-68;

Publicity Chairman for the Bay City Bicentennial Committee 1975-76; Served on the Board of Directors of the Matagorda County Historical Museum; March of Dimes 25-year Service Award  in 1964 and a 30-year Service Award in 1969; Received the American Heart Assoc. Service Award in 1971.

In addition to years of volunteer work with church and Cub Scout activities, she was a fan of all sports, with golf as a recreational hobby. She was elected president of the Bay City Country Club Women’s Golf Assoc. in 1966.

Also, she had membership in the Miss Ima Hogg Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT)2009-10.

A volunteer for many political campaigns, she always considered her hobby as doing for others, and her greatest happiness was being with people.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial Service at Taylor Bros. at 2 p.m. on Monday Nov 8, 2010.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers are to be: Ray Ory, Lacey Lowry, Donny Kubecka, Danny Kubecka, Gene Kubecka, Dean Kubecka, Bill Kubecka, and Marvin Kristynik.

Honorary Pallbearers are: David Coward, John Rogers, Dickie Kubecka, Doug Hill, Greg Westmoreland, John Estlinbaum, Jack Miller, Harper and Larry Augsburger, Jack Ward, and John McMillan.

In lieu of flowers, one can submit memorial donation to the First United Methodist Church in Bay City or to a charity of choice.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, November 7, 2010
 


Hester Ruby Hamelink

Mrs. Hester Ruby Hamelink, 69, of Blessing died in Corpus Christi May 31, 1981. Her church affiliation was Methodist and she was a member of the American Legion Aux. Post 649 of Blessing and the Order of Eastern Star of Palacios. Survivors include: daughters, Mrs. Ellen Meadows of El Paso and Mrs. Mildred Bess of Corpus Christi; sons, William G. King of Markham and H. David King of Houston; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Taylor Brothers Chapel Wednesday, June 3, at 9:30 a. m. with Rev. Don White officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers include: L. M. Pierce, Lee H. Pierce, Lindsey Rickaway, Steve Rickaway, Bert Logan and G. K. Nelson. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1981
 


Carrie Boney Hamill 1898 - 1957 Cedarvale Cemetery
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Jennings Bryan "J. B." Hamilton
Nov. 25, 1898 - Aug. 2, 1986

Lena Elizabeth Hoobler Hamilton
Aug. 28, 1911 - Jan. 12, 2000

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Larry Dean Hamilton
(October 19, 1944 - October 23, 2007)

Larry Dean Hamilton, 63, of Bay City passed away October 23, 2007. He was born October 19, 1944 in Bay City to the late Walter Cape Hamilton and Elma Whittlesey Hamilton.

Larry was a lifelong resident of Bay City and devoted his life to loving and supporting his family. He was the Salutatorian of his high school class at Van Vleck and earned his Masters Degree in English in 1995 from the University of Texas. He worked as a Professional Land Man; was a member of the Texas Exes Alumni; member of American Association of Professional Land Men; member of Bay City nature club; formerly involved with Community Theater and loved writing, gardening, carpentry and music.

He is survived by two sisters Sandra H. Jenkins and husband Calvin of Bay City and Ginger H. Maddox of Conroe; nephews Douglas Jenkins & wife Karen of Bay City & Clifton Jenkins of Bay City; great nephews Ryan & Nicholas Jenkins and great nieces Brittany & Emily Jenkins; and a number of cousins, relatives & friends.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Morgan and Rev. James Whittlesey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Clifton Jenkins, Douglas Jenkins, Edgar Oncken, Todd Oncken, Kyle Hudgins, Kenny Ellerbee, Ryan Jenkins and Nicholas Jenkins.

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Louise Holland Hamilton
Dec. 23, 1923 - June 28, 2010

Statham, Ga. - Louise Holland Hamilton, 86, of 263 E. May St. died Monday June 28, 2010 in Statham, Ga.

The mother of Willie D. Bonner, Bay City, Texas.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Uchee Chapel AME Church.

Bay City Tribune, Published July 11, 2010
 


DOROTHY L. HAMLIN

PALACIOS - Dorothy L. Hamlin, 86, of Palacios passed away Sept. 20, 2010. She was born Jan. 17, 1924 in Round Rock to the late Richard Nelson Thompson and Margaret Elizabeth Daniel Thompson. She was a longtime resident of Palacios and worked as a cook in several area restaurants.

Her husband, Eldon H. Hamlin Sr.; daughter, Dorothy Marie Hill; son, Eldon H. Hamlin Jr.; sister, Hazel Hominick; brothers, Fulton, Russell Gilford, O.B., and Nelson Thompson; and three grandchildren, all preceded her in death.

Survivors include her sons, Richard B. Hamlin and Kenneth W. Hamlin and wife Yvonne, all of Palacios; sisters, Dora Ann Rogers of Hobbs, N.M. and Nellie Rockenbaugh of Palacios; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-, great-great-, and great-great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 22, 2010 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. June White officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.
  
Pallbearers will be Albert Gonzales, Tommy Beard, Gene Young, Philip Hamlin, Eldon Hill and Tim Hill, MD.

Memorials may be made to Houston Hospice - El Campo, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437-3029 or the charity of your choice.

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 September 22, 2010
 


Amy Katherina Hammond
June 19, 1924 ~ October 21, 2010

Amy Katherina Hammond, 86, of Angleton passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at her home. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Angleton at 10:00am. Graveside services are set for 1:30pm Monday, at the Midfield Cemetery in Midfield, TX. Visitation is from 5pm to 6pm on Sunday, October 24 at Palms Funeral Home in Angleton, with a Christian wake at 6pm.

Amy was born on a farm at Ashby, TX on June 19, 1924. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Williams; her husband, Bill Hammond; son, John Hammond; and grandson, Allen Hammond. She is survived by her sons; William C. “Bill” Hammond, David E. Hammond and wife Suzanne, Michael H. Hammond and wife Debra, and Patrick R. Hammond and wife Angela; daughter, Margaret Curran; brother; Joseph D. Williams and wife Ginger; sisters, Bobbie A. Peltier, Cecelia R. Seibert, and Dorothy Wilbeck and husband John; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Amy attended the University of Houston and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, where she received a B.S. degree in nursing. She nursed for a total of 55 years at various facilities, including the Angleton Clinic, the Angleton-Danbury Hospital and 16 years as a TDCJ CID nurse/coordinator at the Wayne Scott Unit. She was a member of the Old 300, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Catholic Daughters.
 


Mildred Elizabeth Chambless Hand
Oct. 29, 1923 - Jan. 31, 2010

Mildred Elizabeth Chambless Hand, 86, of Bay City passed away January 31, 2010.

She was born October 29, 1923 in Sargent, Texas to the late Louis and Mary Evaline Loos Chambless.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2438 and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge. She loved to fish and could catch anything using her cane pole. Mildred never met a stranger. She always made people laugh and was a very giving and gifted woman.

Survivors include: daughter, Darlene Jones and husband, James Lockett of Cypress; son, Reuben Hand and wife Patricia of Austin; sisters, Rosie Wilson of The Woodlands and Collie Bowman of Trinity; brother, Roy Chambless of Oregon and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck with James M. Lockett and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2438 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.


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George William "Buster" Hanna
(August 25, 1927 - July 23, 2007)

George William “Buster” Hanna, 79, of Sweeny went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2007 with family gathered around him. He was born August 25, 1927 in Sweeny to William Voyd Hanna and Bertha Sewell Hanna Norman. He was the oldest of twelve children. He was baptized January 30, 1937 in the San Bernard River on Hwy. 35 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweeny for 69 Years.

He married Mary Margaret Rorex on June 11, 1948 in Sweeny. He served as a Staff Sgt. in the US Army from Nov. 1950 to Oct. 1951. He also served as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class in the US Navy from 1944 to 1947. He worked for Phillips Petroleum for 18 years; served as president of Machinist Union # 1727; member of the Old Ocean Masonic Lodge # 1284, AF & AM for 53 years and served as Worshipful Master from 1960-61 and again in 1998-99; member of the Eastern Star and a member of VFW Post # 8551 in Sweeny.

He was preceded in death by his parents, babies Lane and Megan Hanna and siblings Wesley B. Hanna, Quinda Hanna, Agnes Merritt and Ray A. Hanna. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Margaret Rorex Hanna of Sweeny; sons and daughters-in-law George R. “Butch” & Karen Hanna of Sweeny, John W. Hanna of Brazoria, Mark Lester & Brenda Hanna of Sweeny and daughter Tyra Hanna of Sweeny; sisters Naomi & LaVerne Swinney of Jamesville, CA, Phyllis & Loyd Hendershot of Sweeny, Zana & Wayne Ellis of Blessing, Margie & Fred Mielsch of Cedar Lane and Faye & James Pounders of Brazoria; brothers Elby & Van Hanna of Sargent and Paul & Sheila Hanna of Bay City; sisters-in-law: Joyce Hanna of Brazoria and Daisy Hanna of Sweeny; grandchildren Jacquie, Shep, Toya, Matt, Will, Josh, Shannon, Christie, Robert, Dyan, Bridger, Eric & Sherry; ten great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Friday, July 27, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Sweeny with Rev. Jeryl Watkins officiating. Interment with Military honors will follow at the Sweeny Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5PM to 8PM Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be: Will, Josh, & Bridger Hanna, Eric Lane, Donnie Slaughter, Monty Hanna, and Brad Finley. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sweeny, Shriner Children’s Hospital, or for the care of Tyra Hanna at the First State Bank of Louise, Sweeny Branch. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff of AMed Hospice for their care and understanding. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613

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Liberty Allane Hanna
(October 20, 2010 - October 20, 2010)

Liberty Allane Hanna was called home to the Lord on Oct. 20, 2010 in Bay City, Texas She was survived by her parents; Stephanie Meuth and Chad Hanna, Maternal grandparents, Cheryl and David Orr; Paternal Grandparents, Terri and Monty Hanna; Maternal Great-Grandparents, Katherine and Joe Jewel and Tony and Brenda Reese; Paternal Great-Grandparents, Wanda and Bobby Rayburn and Daisy Hanna. Graveside services were held on Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas with burial following at Roselawn Memorial Park. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Ray Albert Hanna
(March 8, 1931 - March 14, 2006)

Ray Albert Hanna, 75, of Sweeny, TX went home to be with his Lord & Savior March 14, 2006 at his residence. He was born March 8, 1931 in Sweeny, TX to the late William Voyd and Bertha Louise Hanna Norman. He was a life long resident of Sweeny, and a member of Shady Acres Baptist Church. Ray served in the US Air Force as a flight engineer on B 29 and B 50 bombers during the Korean Conflict from 1949 to 1954. He was a retired instrument technician with Dow Chemical for 25 years and Union Carbide Co for 11 ½ years.

Survivors include his wife Daisy Hanna of Sweeny; daughter: Linda Miner of Sweeny; sons and daughters-in-law: Alan & Pam Hanna of Churchill, TX, Steve & Carla Hanna of Sargent, TX, and Monty & Terri Hanna of Sweeny, TX; sisters: Naomi Swinney & husband Laverne of Janesville, CA, Phyllis Hendershot & husband Loyd of Sweeny, TX, Zana Ellis & husband Wayne of Blessing, TX, Margie Mielsch & husband Fred of Cedar Lane, TX, and Faye Pounders & husband James of Brazoria, TX; brothers: George W. “Buster” Hanna & wife Margaret of Sweeny, TX, Elby Hanna & wife Van of Sargent, TX, and Paul Hanna & wife Shelia of Bay City; sisters-in-law: Joyce Hanna of Brazoria, Elsie Orsborn & husband Ab of Neoga, IL, Lois Ogle & husband Mac of Shumway, IL. Brothers-in-law: Jim Thompson & wife Jo and Mike Thompson & wife Juanita all of Windson, IL; 10 grandchildren: Sandy Shifflett & husband Doyle, Chad, & Kevin Hanna, and Dana Miner all of Sweeny, Jerry Parrish of Houston, Joe, Adam, Emily, and Beth Hanna all of Sargent, and Phillip Hanna of Churchill; 2 great grandchildren: Marcus Fath and Hayden Shifflett both of Sweeny. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters: Quinda Hanna and Agnes Merritt, and by his brother: Wesley B. Hanna.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Sweeny, TX with the Rev. David Pate officiating. Interment will follow at Sweeny Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Finley, Johnny and James Hanna, Danny Ogle, Joe & Doug Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Members of the Shady Acres Baptist Church Mens Sunday School Class. The Family will receive friends Friday evening at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Shady Acres Building Fund, 18024 CR 463, Brazoria, TX 77422. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City (979) 245-4613.

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Rose Ellen Hanna
(June 20, 1916 - February 23, 2008)

Rose Ellen Hanna, 91, of Van Vleck, died on Saturday, February 23, 2008. She was born to Mittie Chastun Hanson & Anton Hanson on June 20, 1916 in Ashwood, Texas. She married Mackey Horrell Hanna on November 24, 1938. She was a devoted wife & mother and later worked at the US Post Office in Van Vleck. She was a devout catholic and an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City for most of her 91 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, a son, Michael Albert Hanna, siblings Johnny Hanson, Cassie Peabody, & Sina Bourland, her parents & infant siblings William & Dorothea Hanson.

She is survived by 10 children: Cynthia Robinson, of Halletsville, Martha Hanna, of Houston, Nancy Franz (Johnie), of Wharton, Miriam Cihal (Steve), of Victoria, Johanna Potter, of Columbus, Marilynne Hodapp (Phil), of Bemidji, MN, Pat Hanna (Ann), of Sacramento, CA, Dennis Hanna (Denise), of Columbus, Ricky Hanna (Shirley), of Richwood, Mark Hanna (Sonya), of Fredericksburg; brother Paul Hanson, of West Columbia; 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 6:00 PM with the rosary following. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Zach Cihal, Jake Hodapp, Tim Hodapp, Jared Potter, Will Hanna & Kevin Gutteron. Honorary pallbearers will be David, Craig, Sean, Nathan, Steven & Cade Hanna. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic School.

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Venita Hanna
(December 3, 1924 - June 6, 2008)

Venita N. “Van” Hanna, 83, of Sargent passed away June 6, 2008. She was born December 3, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Roland E. & Mary Bell Lewis. She and her husband owned & operated a restaurant in Sargent for many years.

Her siblings Ralph Earl, Ceneth Thomas, Orville Lloyd, Ruth, Elsie Lee & Gladys Marie and step-son Billy Hanna all preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband Elby Hanna; sons Bobby Greely & James Finnell; step daughters Patricia Farned, Gracie O’Haver & Karen Dunlap; 6 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. The family will receive friends & relatives from 5pm to 7pm Saturday at the funeral home.

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Tiffany Marie Hansen
(August 2, 1987 - November 27, 2006)

Tiffany Marie Hansen, 19, of Van Vleck passed away November 27, 2006. She was born August 2, 1987 in Houston to James Robert Hansen and Mary Sarah Bennight.

Survivors include her parents Mary & Fred Durrance of Van Vleck; father Robbie Hansen of Porter, TX; Maternal grandparents Richard & Sally Bennight of Sargent; paternal grandparents Dr. Frederick & Betty Durrance of Houston; great grandfather Joe R. Bennight, Sr. of New Caney; sisters Samantha Nicole Hansen, Brianna Lee Durrance, Julianna Renee Roberts, & Elizabeth Marie Keegan all of Van Vleck; and brother Freddy Durrance of Van Vleck.

Funeral service will be 4:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Memorials may be made to the Tiffany Hansen Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank in Bay City. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613

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Robert Arthur Haring
(April 11, 1961 - September 30, 2006)

Robert Arthur “Bob” Haring, 45, of Bay City passed away September 30, 2006 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. He was born April 11, 1961 in Bay City to Charles Henry, Jr. and Anna Lee Verser Haring. He owned and operated Carpet Warehouse in Bay City. Bob loved the outdoors, had a passion for fishing and was an avid pilot. He was a member of the Bay City Lions Club and the Houston Presbyterian Cursillo Community.

Bob was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife Robin Townsend Haring of Bay City; mother and step-father Anna Lee and Steve Walters of Bay City; sons Zachary Ryan Haring and Robert Charles Haring both of Bay City; and his brother Charles Lee Haring of Houston.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bay City with Rev. John Nelson-Pope and Rev. Kristin Huffman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Bubba Cook, Bobby Sieferman, Harry Norris, Jr., Pete Green, Bruce Grasmuck and Brett Daniel. A Memorial Fund has been established for his children at Prosperity Bank. Those desiring may contribute to Haring Children; c/o Robin Haring; Prosperity Bank; 1600 7th St.; Bay City, TX 77414. The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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ELIZABETH ANN HARDUNG

CUERO - Elizabeth Ann "Sissy" Clifton Hardung, 40, of Cuero, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in Galveston. She was born Feb. 9, 1968, in Ganado, to the late W.G. "Buck" Hardung and Ruth Bentley Hardung. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ.

She is survived by her sisters, Patsy Parent of Oklahoma, Lucy Earlene Hardung of Cuero, Norma Collier of Alabama, Wanda Thompson of Alabama, and Judy Novak of Palacios; brother, Robert Swanson of Georgia; and very special uncle, Warren Auzston.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Robert Kupka Hardung and Trinidad Constancio III.

Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. with the funeral to begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Palacios Church of Christ, 6 at Rorem Street, with the Rev. Jose Samudio officiating. Burial to follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 3/7/2008.
 


RUTH HARDUNG

 

Funeral services for Ruth Hardung, 78, of Cuero, formerly of Palacios, will be held Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 at Palacios Church of Christ at 1 p.m. with Rev. Nathan Burrows officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 5-8 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 6). Interment will be in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

Mrs. Hardung was born April 30, 1925 in Hufsmith, TX to the late Rev. John Frank and Valletta Amanda Guinn Bentley. She died Nov. 2, 2003.

 

She was employed by Child Welfare for 40 years as a foster parent and was a member of the Church of Christ.

 

Mrs. Hardung is survived by five daughters, Patsy Parent of Kiowa, OK, Norma Sue Collier of Bayou La Batre, AL, Wand Faye Thompson of Chunchula, AL, Lucy Earlene Hardung and Elizabeth Ann Clifton, both of Cuero, TX; one son, Robert Hardung Swanson of Carrolton, GA; one sister Caldonia "Donie" Polk of Clarksville, AK; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Warren "Buck" George Hardung; son Robert "Bob" E. Kupka; sisters Floy Christmas, Maple Young, Annie Cronin, Alta Brunner, George Sanders, and Lucy Martins; and brothers Claude McMillian Bentley, Earl Frank Bentley, John Daniel Bentley and Wilke Bentley.

 

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, November 5, 2003

 


Margie Nell Hardwick
(October 7, 1931 - February 16, 2010)

Margie Nell Hardwick, 78, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Cornerstone Healthcare Center in Webster, Texas. Margie was born on October 7, 1931 in Hayworth, Oklahoma to Charlie and Clairsie Cox Gurley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, D.L. Hardwick and a son, Dicky Hardwick. She is survived by sons, Gene and Sharon Hardwick of Sweeny and Gary Hardwick of Bridge City, Texas and by her daughters, Lynn and Jerry Byram and Rene Hardwick, both of Texas City. She is also survived by a brother, Buster Gurley of Hayworth, Oklahoma and siters, Kathleen Lawler of Hayworth, Oklahoma and Betty Akard of Hot Springs, Arkansas as well as 7 grand children and 11 great grand children. A visitation will be held on Thursday at Bay City Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 19, at 11:00 AM at the Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, Texas. Her grandsons, Michael, Darryl, Jody and Chad Hardwick and Jerry Lyn Byram will serve as pallbearers. Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

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HARKLESS
 

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Harkless, 86, of Bay City, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998 at the Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

 

Visitation will be today until 9 p.m., in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon at the church.

She was born in Bay City on Saturday, April 29, 1911, to Hannish Harkless and Carrie Bell Harkless, and passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Vencor Hospital in Pasadena.

 

"Sister Harkless" was a dutiful and faithful member of Mother Zion Baptist Church, where she proved to be a good follower. Her Christian experiences were exercised in many auxiliaries of the church. Several of those to mention include the Sunday School, member of the Adult Class, the Sanctuary Choir and the Women's Chorus. Also the Bible Band, Mission 11, and Chairperson of the Floral Committee.

 

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Elberta Hawkins of Fresno, Texas, and two nephews. Also a cousin reared as a sister, Mrs. Carrie Powell of Bay City. Other survivors include a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, other relatives and friends which include the A. Wadsworth family, for whom she was employed for over 40 years.

 

Serving as active pallbearers will be Ronald Scott, Benjamin Scott, Jr., Benjamin Scott III, Ronald K. Scott, Hewitt Wiggins and Albert Smith. Honorary pallbearers will include Ushers and Mission Societies.

 

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

 

The Daily Tribune, January 19, 1998

 


In Loving Memory
Helga J. Harper
July 8, 1918  September 5, 2010

Helga Johnson Harper was born on July 8, 1918, in Markham, Texas to Albert Henry and Jessie Longuet Johnson.

She passed to her heavenly home on September 5, 2010, at Matagorda Regional Medical Center in Bay City, Texas.

Helga graduated from Markham High School in 1935. She married Louis Fate Harper on May 26, 1936, at the Methodist parsonage in Markham. After celebrating 50 years of marriage, Louis died suddenly at their farm near Clemville, Texas on September 26, 1986.

Helga joins a host of family and friends who preceded her in death including her parents, husband, and siblings: Lorena J. Dawdy, Chester R. Johnson, A. Hoyt Johnson, and Vergie J. Loveless.

Helga is survived by: her daughter Helen and her husband Loy Sneary of Bay City. She is also survived by her grandchildren Shannon and her husband Jim Lucas of Austin; and Adam and his wife Toni Sneary of Buckeye. She is survived by her great grandson Will Lucas and baby boy Sneary due January 2011.

Both Helga and Louis grew up in families that were part of the early day rice farming industry in Matagorda County. After a few years traveling in the oil drilling industry the couple returned to Markham, Texas to establish their own rice and cattle operation near Clemville, Texas. They moved to Bay City in 1953. Helga took care of the household and farm bookkeeping and often helped with the cattle gathering either from horseback or from the kitchen.

The family is active in First United Methodist Church, where Helga assisted for over 30 years in Miss Ethel Gusmans 3 year old Sunday School Class.

Helga was a charter member of the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary at Matagorda General Hospital where she served each Thursday morning, and helped with monthly birthday parties at Matagorda House, the beauty shop, and the Candy Striper program.

Other ways Helga supported her community were through membership in the Matagorda County Museum, Matagorda County Birding Nature Center, Fellowship Sunday School Class of FUMC, Bay City Study Club, Bay City Book Review, Bay City Nature Club, and the Church in the Hallway at The Legacy Assisted Living.

Helga enjoyed gardening, RV travels, sewing, and cooking. She was quick to share these skills with others through example and was ready with her cooking creations on a moments notice.

The family received visitors at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home from 5 until 7 p.m. on Monday, September 6, 2010. Funeral Services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Jeff Gantz and the Rev. Pauline Harvey Storey officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be John Percy Carroll, Hoody Estlinbaum, Howard Harper, Don Matthews, Mike McMahon, and Jerry West.

Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Legacy Assisted Living for their years of dedicated care and the staff of the Matagorda Regional Medical Center for their care in the final days of Helga's life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of your choice or the Children's Sunday School Program at First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published September 8, 2010
 


John Alfred Harper, Sr.

Funeral services for John A. Harper, Sr., 68, of Palacios were scheduled for 2 p. m. Saturday at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Hope Crain and the Rev. Marvin Joe Moore officiating.

Interment will be in the Hawley Cemetery.

Mr. Harper was born in Old Dime Box, served in the Army during World War II, was a member of the Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include: three daughters, Susan Joy Treece of Houston, Marilyn Jean Varner of Houston, and Priscilla Lois White of Lockhart; four sons, John A. Harper, Jr., of Lytton Springs, Harold Gene Harper of Palacios, Hubert Alan Harper of Bay City and Russell Lynn Harper of Cleburn; two sisters, Lorene Eaton of Temple and Oleta Mae Trahan of Lake Charles, La.; four brothers, Fred J. Harper of Chriesman, Cecil Harper of Brady, J. C. Halliford of Wiley, Colo. and Leonard Stevens from Utah. He had 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1983
 

Fay Marie Pohl Harr
(September 23, 1932 - August 9, 2005)

Fay Marie Pohl Harr, 72, of Palacios, TX has gone to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on August 9, 2005 at the Palacios Healthcare Center in Palacios, TX. She was born September 23, 1932 in Fort Worth, TX to the late Lee William and Dicy Marie Wilson Pohl. Fay was a longtime resident of Palacios and Brownsville, TX. She grew up and went to school in Brownsville, participating there in the nationally recognized marching band. Music retained a special place in her life for many years afterward. Fay was a public school teacher, a homemaker, and helped operate a small business with her husband.

Survivors include: 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law: Terri Curtis, Sherri & Greg Seaman all of Palacios; Cindy & Mark Krause of Olivia, TX; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law: Thomas Lee & Barbara Harr of LaFeria, TX, and Charles Harr of Brownsville, TX; 2 brothers: Lee Wayne Pohl of Eureka Springs, AR, and Marshall Pohl of Harlingen, TX; 9 grandchildren: Melanie Harr & Susan Harr both of McAllen, Heath Curtis of Brownsville, Kristan Harr of Palacios, Jon Barron of Lake Jackson, Leslie Barron, & Kevin Krause both of Port Lavaca, Kyle & Zachary Seaman both of Palacios; 1 great granddaughter: Calista Harr of McAllen, TX.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, August 11, 2005 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Don Storey officiating. Graveside Funeral Service will be 12:00 Noon Friday at Brownsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Brownsville, TX. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2909 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77025-9992 or to The Gideon’s Memorial Fund.

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

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Charlie Harris
Feb. 26, 1936 – March 28, 2008


Home going services for Charlie Harris of Pledger, Texas will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Grove Hill Baptist Church in Pledger Texas.

Visitation will be Friday at Duncan Roberts Funeral Home.

Services are pending with Duncan Roberts Funeral Home.

Full obituary to follow in the Sunday edition.


Bay City Tribune, Published April 2, 2008

 


Ethel Wiley Harris

Mrs. Ethel Wiley Harris, 94, died Monday, September 11, in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Waco. She was born January 23, 1984 in Stockdale. The deceased had been a resident of Waco since 1956 and was a longtime former resident of Palacios. Survivors include, a daughter, Mrs. Gladys McTee of Waco, grandsons, Clifford R. McTee, Jr., Corpus Christi, Ronald J. McTee of Houston, three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters. She and her husband raised a foster son, Dr. John C. White of Palacios. Services will be held at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, September 14, at 1 p. m. Officiating is Rev. Carl L. W. Israel, pastor of First United Methodist of Palacios. Interment at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1978
 

Etta Mae Brothers Harris
(August 9, 1941 - March 27, 2007)

Etta Mae Brothers Harris, 65 of Sweeny, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in Houston, TX. She was born August 9, 1941 in Geary, OK to Albert John Brothers and Nellie Delitha Steward Brothers. She was Baptist and has been a resident of Sweeny for the past 49 years.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Shari and Travis Schuerg, and Rhonda and Roger Barton, all of Sweeny; by her son: Leslie Harris of Santa Fe; her sisters: Joyce Grimes of Angleton, Martha Engman of Brazoria, Barbara Stanley of Lake Jackson and Geraldean Mitchell of League City; by her grandchildren: Brent Schuerg, Taylor Schuerg, Chelsea Christian, James Christian, Makenzie Christian, Mandy Wetzel, Brandy Reeves, Travis Schuerg II, Amy Schneider, Kim Barton, Jeremy Barton, Lauren Johnston, Roxie Johnston and Len? Gant; and by eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: James Jessie Harris, Jr.; her parents: Albert and Nellie Brothers; and by her brother: Thomas Brothers.

The family will receive visitors from 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, March 30, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Nathan Burrow officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX. The family will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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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James Jesse Harris, Sr.

James J. Harris, Sr., 84, of Francitas, died on March 10 at his residence. He was a Francitas resident for the past 22 years and was a retired farmer. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Velma Dorris Harris of Francitas; daughter, Mrs. Alvin Deen of Francitas; sons, James J. Harris, Jr. of Sweeny, Charles L. “Chuck” Harris of Blessing; 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at Taylor Brothers Chapel on Friday, March 14 with the Rev. James LaRoche officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, March 1980
 

Memorial services for Mildred Harris, of Houston, Texas will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home on North Main. There will be a memorial service beginning at 7:30 pm. in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home.

Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Eastview Cemetery.

Committal will be done by the Rev. Pleas Mayfield.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Pruitt Funeral in Houston, Texas and local arrangements with Green's Mortuary.

Bay City Tribune, Published November 4, 2009
 


Stewart Tod Harris

Funeral services for Stewart Tod Harris, 15, of Blessing, were scheduled for 2 p. m. Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Holden officiating. Burial was scheduled for Hawley Cemetery.

Mr. Harris was born Sept. 6, 1969, to Charles and Dorothy Biskup Harris in Bay City, and died July 11, 1985, following a motorcycle accident.

He was the football team manager at Tidehaven High School and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his parents, Charles Harris of Friendswood, Texas, and Dorothy Harris of Blessing; two brothers, Louis Scott and Marty Miles Harris, both of Blessing; a sister, Jeniffer Lynn Harris of Blessing; and his paternal grandmother, Velma Harris of Francitas, Texas.

Pallbearers are Randy Davis, Mike Black, Tom Black, James Dean, Bruce Dean and Leslie Harris.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, July, 1985
 

Arie Anna Harrison
Oct. 24, 1915  May 5, 2009

Arie Anna Harrison, 93, of Cedar Lane, passed away May 5, 2009, in Houston, Texas. Se was born in Brazoria, Texas, October 24, 1915, to Alonzo ONeal and A.D. Fanuel ONeal.

Commemorative Services will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Brazoria.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 at the funeral home chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 at First Baptist Church, Brazoria, with the Rev. Larry Griggs, eulogist. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Survivors include: seven children, Willie Sidney Williams of Cedar Lane, Howard Dolly Harrison (and Dorothy) of Santa Maria, California, Bertha Harrison Edison (and Robert), Linda Harrison Griggs and Dorothy Harrison DeVaughn (and the Rev. Johnny), all of Houston, Joyce Roberson of Freeport and Earnestine Bailey of Los Angeles, California. Also one sister, Amelia Woodard of Houston; generations of grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published May 10, 2009
 



Dorothy Jean Harrison
(April 3, 1932 - October 30, 2007)

Dorothy Jean Harrison, 75, of The Colony, TX passed away October 30, 2007. She was born April 3, 1932 in Clute, TX to the late John and Mary Snow Krenek.

Survivors include daughters Sandra Maxfield of Fort Worth and Tammy Reed of Plano; son Michael Harrison of The Colony; brother Sanford Krenek of Nacogdoches and three grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Friday, November 2, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Macomber officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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Wally Hart
(May 29, 1938 - November 3, 2005)

Wally Hart, 67, of Bay City died November 3, 2005 at the M D Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. He was born May 29, 1938 in Hunt Co. TX to the late Millard F. & Nora Hammond Hart. Mr Hart was a resident of Bay City the past 39 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was the former owner & operator of the Butcher Shop in Bay City. Survivors include: wife Shirley Beavers Hart of Bay City; 2 daughters and a son-in-law: Page Hart of Denver, CO, and Lisa & Rich Curnutt of Shreveport, LA; son & daughter-in-law: Richard & Pam Hart of Arlington, TX; 2 sisters: Beverley Leach and Nancy Woodall both of Greenville, TX; and 3 grandchildren: Morgan Evans of Arlington, Ricky Curnutt and Sarah Curnutt both of Shreveport, LA. He was preceded in death by his son: Kyle Hart; and brother: William Hart. Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 7, 2005 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers include Dean Gantt, Gene Woodall, Jay Kennedy, Lacy Lowery and Rick Curnutt. Memorials may be made to M. D. Anderson Research, Metastasis Program, PO Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

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EMALEE WELLS HARTMAN

SAN ANTONIO - Emalee Wells Hartman, 91, died in San Antonio, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. She was born in Bay City on Oct. 28, 1919. She was the loving wife of Judge Wayne L. Hartman, the daughter of Letitia Lewis and Edgar B Wells, and the sister of Letitia Geiger. Mrs. Hartman attended boarding school at Our Lady of the Lake and later at Incarnate Word High School. She subsequently received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin.

She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Cuero and saw her children baptized and confirmed there. Mrs. Hartman proudly served as president of the Junior League of Victoria. She was also a member of the Colonial Dames of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Court of Six Flags at Victoria.

No summary of Mrs. Hartman's life would be complete without mention of her two lifelong friends, Beulah Margaret McDougal and Rosemary Breeden Kokernot. Mrs. Kokernot was, among other things, a partner in a thriving travel business that led the two of them and Judge Hartman on many far flung travels around the world.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 69 years, and her sister.

Mrs. Hartman is survived by daughters, Letty Lew Lloyd and her husband, Dr. David G. Lloyd, of San Antonio, and Susan Wells Pope and her husband, Michael L. Pope, of Lake Jackson. Her four doting grandsons and their wives are David George Lloyd Jr. and Paola, Christian Hartman Lloyd, Wayne Lloyd Pope and Jamie, and Lewis Wells Pope and Amy. Great-grandchildren include Christopher, Sofia, Ryan, Jack, Lynley, Maslan, and Lane. She was wonderfully attended by caregivers Margie Ford, Mae McIntyre, Rosie Taylor, and Loetta White.

Pallbearers will include David George Lloyd Jr., Christian Hartman Lloyd, Wayne Lloyd Pope, Lewis Wells Pope, Fain McDougal Jr., Kent McGaughy, Shannon Ratliff III, Richard McAlister, and J.T. Wofford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Sheppard, Shanon Ratliff II, Richard Geiger, William Cusak, Bill Blackwell, Bucky Sager, Dr. James Pridgen, and Frank Buhler.

Emalee Hartman will long be remembered for her close family relationships and many, many loyal friendships. She remained intellectually curious and open to change until the end of her life.

Service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at Grace Episcopal Church in Cuero, with a burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9025, Pittsfield, MA 01202-9025.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences to Freund Funeral Home:
www.freundfuneralhome.com
, ph: 361-275-2343.

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 9, 2010
 


Avon Ellsworth Harter

Graveside services for Mr. Avon Ellsworth Harter, 82, of Blessing will be held 3 p. m. Sunday at Hawley Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Cude officiating.

Mr. Harter was born Dec. 2, 1901 in DeLoren, Texas, and died June 22, 1984, at his residence. He was a member of the Pentecostal church and was a resident of Matagorda County since 1908.

Survivors include: wife, Margaret Fay Harter of Blessing; daughter, Vona Mae Ussery of Luling; son, A. C. Harter of Blessing; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1984
 


Cecilia Schimek Harvey
Dec. 1, 1916 – April 13, 2011

Cecilia Schimek Harvey, 94, of Markham, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in Bay City.

She was born December 1, 1916, in Schulenburg, Texas to Henry Schimek and Christina Katherine Wentercha Schimek.

She was a resident of Matagorda County since 1928; she sold home products, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Markham, Texas.

She is survived by: sister, Henrietta Irene Schleuter of Pineville, Louisiana; by brother, Ottmar Schimek of Bay City: and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Joe L. Harvey; her parents; and by a sister, Genevia Hoffman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Louis Rush officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Randy Hoffman, Sr., Albert Hoffman, Jr., Ottmar Schimek Jr., Russell Corporon, Donnie Raby, and Ronnie Dunn.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, April 17, 2011                                            Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

Mrs. Effie Dean Harvey, age 54 years, 23 days passed away in the Newgulf hospital Wednesday morning at 7:15 from injuries received in an automobile wreck on last Sunday.

Mrs. Harvey is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Laura May Snider, Mrs. Thelma Adaline Starr, and Mrs. Dorothy Dean Pill; five sons Princeton T., Joe I., Lawrence V., Raymond R., Clarron O.; one sister Mrs. Jennie Dickerson; three brothers Cleveland Snell, Mills Snell and Tom Snell.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon April 9th at 4:30 from Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, with burial in the Hawley Cemetery, the Rev. Black officiating.

All arrangements in charge of Taylor Bros.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Thursday, April 8, 1943, Matagorda County, Texas
 


Faith Ann Harvey

 

BLESSING [Matagorda County, Texas] - Faith Ann Harvey, infant daughter of Tim W. and Frances Peters Harvey of Blessing, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003. Faith Ann was born April 16, 2003, in Wharton.

 

Survivors: parents; sisters, Crystal Marie Harvey and Jessica Rose Harvey, both of Blessing; half-brother, Lee Wayne Harvey of Bay City; grandparents, Helen Peters of El Campo and Gaylon and Rosemary Harvey of Blessing; and great-grandmother, Frances Harvey of Blessing.

 

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at Hawley Cemetery, the Rev. Samuel Appiasi officiating. Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

 

The Victoria Advocate, April 19, 2003

 


JEFFIE HARVEY

PALACIOS - Jeffie Harvey, 78, of Palacios, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. He was born Feb. 15, 1931 in Palacios to Curtis Raymond Harvey and Leetta Mae Lee Harvey. He was a life long resident of Palacios, was a retired foreman from Matagorda County Precinct Three and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean era.

He is survived by his wife: Elna of Palacios; by his daughters: Jean and Kaye; by his sons: Dan, Charles, John and Tim; by a sister: Delores; by brothers: Charles and Terry; and by 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 18, 2009 at the Palacios Cemetery in Palacios.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/18/2009
 


Jo Ann Saha Harvey

Funeral services for Jo Ann Harvey, 43, of Blessing were scheduled to be held at 10 a. m. today at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Blessing, with the Rev. Dan O’Brien officiating. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mrs. Harvey was born Jan. 20, 1942, to Joe and Mary Sowa Saha in Bay City and died at 10 a. m. April 3, 1985, at her residence.

A lifelong resident of Blessing, she was a member of the Catholic church.

Survivors include her parents, Joe and Mary Saha of El Maton; her husband, Kenneth Harvey of Blessing; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rena and Neal Smith of Premont and Stacey and Robert Guerrero of Austin; two sons, Darryl and Brent Harvey, both of Bay City; a sister, Elaine Marik of East Bernard; two brothers, Joe L. and Eugene Saha, both of El Maton; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1985
 

L. A. "Bud" Harvey
(February 1, 1935 - June 16, 2009)

L.A. “Bud” Harvey, 74, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in Sugar Land, TX. He was born February 1, 1935 in Shamrock, TX to the late Lena Isabella Ackley Harvey & Errett Strasmore Harvey. He has been a resident of Bay City since 1991, and was a Missions and Communications Chairman for the Matagorda Methodist Church. He was a member of Toastmasters International, a volunteer for the Matagorda County Birding and Nature Center and the Literacy Volunteers of America. He loved and shared computer games and emails.

He is survived by his wife: Rev. Pauline Harvey of Bay City; daughters: Suzy Shay of Columbia, SC and Kathy Bradford and husband Gregg of Ferndale, WA; niece: Veronica George & husband Pat of Houston; nephew: Bill Blair and wife Andrea of West Palm Beach, FL; and by his grandchildren: Terrell Hughes, Kasey Loving and Kody Loving. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 20 2009, at the First United Methodist Church of Bay City with Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 PM Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Brookside Cemetery in Houston, TX.

Donations may be made to the Matagorda Methodist Church, PO Box 113, Matagorda, TX 77457 or to Houston Hospice of El Campo, Hospice Support, Inc., PO Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437.

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Ramon Harvey
(October 31, 1924 - December 15, 2007)

Ramon Harvey, 83, of Palacios passed away December 15, 2007. He was born October 31, 1924 in Broadus, Texas to the late Lydia Belle Sowell and Skillern Harvey. He served in the Air Force during WWII and retired from Alcoa after 33 years.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Harvey of Palacios; sons Chris R. Harvey & wife Traci of Palacios; Damon Ray Harvey & wife Veronica of Brazoria; Robin Ray Harvey and Dean Ray Harvey both of Palacios and grandchildren Ashley & Matthew Smith, Riley Nicole Harvey, Travis Spates, and Chelsea & Ethan Adams.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday, December 17, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Bro. Shan Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery. His sons along with Darrell Buckley & Richard Serrata will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Harvey and Jeffie Harvey.

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Terry Lane Harvey

Terry Lane Harvey, infant, died at Matagorda General Hospital on June 27. Survivors include: parents, Timothy and Shari Harvey of Markham; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gaylon Harvey of Blessing and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jenkins of Markham; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Sherrill of Pledger, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Harvey of Palacios and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Orsak of Blessing; great-great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Sherrill of Pledger, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Balusek of Nada, Mrs. Ella Harvey of Palacios; aunt Debbie Harvey of Huntsville and uncle Carl Jenkins of Markham. Graveside services will be held at Hawley Cemetery on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a. m. with the Rev. W. D. Baker of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1980
 

WANDA JEWELL T. HARVEY

PALACIOS - Wanda Jewell Thedford Harvey, 76, of Palacios, passed away Dec. 24, 2009. She was born, the second of six children, Nov. 12, 1933, in Lolita, to the late Quinton R. and Gene Carradine Thedford.
 
Her brother, Roswell Thedford, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Charles Harvey; daughters Sharlynn Ripke and husband Ricky of Seguin, and Vicki Lang and husband Zach of Franklin, Tenn.; five dearly loved grandchildren, Leah and Trevor Ripke, Madelyn, Max and Mason Lang; sister, Hope Alberty; brothers, Pierce Thedford, Dennis Thedford, Gary Thedford; and many special nieces and nephews.

Wanda was employed at ALCOA for over 45 years and a member of the 25 year club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palacios, the Koinonia Sunday School Class and the Palacios Alapha Club.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios with the Rev. Zach Nicholson officiating. Interment followed at Red Bluff Cemetery in Lolita.

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 December 29, 2009
 

William Allen “Bill” Haskell
March 10, 1926 – Aug. 4, 2008


William Allen “Bill” Haskell, 82, of Bay City and Cedar Lane, passed away Monday, August 4, 2008.

He was born March 10, 1926 in Beaumont, Texas to William Howard Haskell and Lynet Plumley Haskell. He was a resident of Bay City for the past 27 years and a retired Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bay City.

He is survived by: his daughter, Lynda Begnaud and husband Jerome of Houston; his son, Mark Haskell and wife Debbie of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; his grandchildren, Will Haskell of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Chris and wife Michiko Haskell of Austin, Dallas Begnaud and wife Carrie and their children Elias, Deacon, and Forest of Lafayette, Louisiana and Carmen McBride and husband Scott and their children Cameron and Avery of Waxahachie, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Jean Haskell in 1996 and wife, Doris Krenek Haskell in 2005.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2008 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers were Doc Frankson, Chuck Skelly, Dallas Begnand, Chris Haskell. Will Haskell and George Bentinck.

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 August 17, 2008
 


Harry Dutton Haskell

Funeral services will be held for Harry Dutton Haskell, 74, of Bay City, 3 p. m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Haskell died September 14, 1981 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Alvin Epperson.

He is survived by: wife, Mrs. Sylvia Haskell of Bay City; daughters, Bettye Jean Koontz of Palacios, Willa Dean Koontz of Luling, La.; son, Donald Rogers of Baycliff; sister, Nancy Bruso of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Jess Haskell of Tenn.; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Haskell was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion.

Burial will follow funeral services at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Albert Franklin, Clarence Koontz, Jim Koontz, B. F. “Rip” Schultz, Manuel Basquez and Robert Basquez.

Honorary pallbearers include P. J. Kinard, Sam Harris and C. H. Koontz.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1981
 


SYLVIA MAE HASKELL

 

Graveside services for Sylvia Mae Haskell, 93, of Palacios were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2001 at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing, with the Rev. Charlie Parker officiating.

 

A native of Mangum, Okla., she was born Dec. 8, 1907 to the late James and Effie Mae Long Harris. She died Jan. 18, 2001. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Bettye Koontz of Palacios and Willa Koontz of Sugar Land; a sister, Mable Kinard of Bay City; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Haskell; sons, Earl Rogers and Donald Rogers; and one grandson.

 

Pallbearers were Henry Penland, Scott Arndt, Andy Arndt, Jeff Franklin, Terry Brossette and Robert Marek.

 

THE PALACIOS BEACON, Wednesday, January 24, 2001

 


Arthur Lee Haskins
(January 6, 1935 - April 24, 2006)

Arthur Lee Haskins, 71 of Palacios, passed away Monday, April 24, 2006 in San Antonio, TX. He was born January 6, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to Arthur & Mayme Hedge Haskins. He was a resident of Palacios since 1960, a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife: Celia Maria Haskins of Palacios; by his daughters: Debbie Koegel & husband Karl of San Antonio, and Sherlyn McCulla & husband Edward of Houma, LA; by his sisters: Virginia Matlock of Orlando, FL and Mary Jean Waggner of New Florence, MO and by his grandchildren: Phillip Haskins, Gabriella, Abigail, and Nathan Koegel, Rusty McCulla, and Jeremiah & Sarah Redland.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 30, 2006 at Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. David Gruhn officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios, TX. Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge 411 of Blessing, TX. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361) 972-2012. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net .

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Hilda Hasley
(March 24, 1923 - April 6, 2010)

Hilda Leona Flint Hasley was born March 24, 1923 in Ballengee, West Virginia to the late Wilber B. & Elsie Richardson Flint. She passed away peacefully April 6, 2010 at her granddaughter’s home in Angleton, Texas.

Hilda was a nurse until her retirement at age 79, once a nurse, always a nurse. She started out at the old Palacios Hospital under Dr. Wilcox and retired with her beloved friend, Dr. Pesek. To hear her talk about delivering babies and helping people was a joy. She treated all people equally, had a caring touch, and was a feisty lady until the end. She loved life, God, church, family, friends, fishing, water, hunting, reading traveling and helping friends. The last book she read was “Going Rogue” by Sarah Palin.

Cynthia Schomer, Diane Tyra, Monek Grey, Jean Adams, Francis Leatherwood and a long list of others were special friends to her. She is survived by granddaughter Pam Hasley Willy & husband Monte; great grandson Nicholas Meade; nieces & nephews Elsie Givens & husband Wayne, Delores Schaffer & husband Harvey, Jerry Lee Payne, Sandra Wisofsky Pickrel & husband Mike & Aloa English; great-great niece Zoe; sister Ora Mae English.

Hilda loved James “Bob” Hasley as her own son. He and his father, William R. Hasley, preceded her in death as well as great grandson Jason Benge; sister Martha Flint Payne and other siblings Velma, Harold, George, Austin, Ernest & Mason all preceded her in death.

She asked her friends to please make a donation to the Building Fund at the First Baptist Church of Palacios; 202 Main St.; Palacios, TX 77465. Her church was her family. She loved God with all of her heart. Psalm 121 was one of her favorites. The family would like to extend special thanks to A & A Ambulance Services, Bethany Home Health Services & Hospice, especially to Andrea who has been outstanding.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing with Rev. Zach Nicholson officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Lee Payne, Wayne Givens, Chris Wisofsky, Harvey Schaffer, Harvey Schaffer, Jr., Matt Schaffer, Mike Pickrel and Monte Willy.

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William R. Hasley

Funeral services for Mr. William R. Hasley, 78, of Palacios will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. John Tripp and the Rev. Larry Holden officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mr. Halsey was born Oct. 16, 1906, in Hasse, Texas, and died Feb. 8, 1985, at Matagorda General Hospital. He was a Baptist, retired from the U. S. Navy, and was a resident of the Palacios area for 33 years.

Survivors include: wife, Hilda Hasley of Palacios; daughters, Gloria Martin of Janesville, Wisc., Dee Dee Helenius of San Francisco, Nan Warren of Freemont, Calif., and Donna Murray of Bridgeport, Ill.; sons, Robert Hasley of Clute and David Hasley of Carson City, Nev.; sister, Clemmie Montgomery of National City, Calif.; and 22 grandchildren.

Arrangements were made with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February, 1985
 

Ruby Cecil (Dominy) Haswell
June 17, 1913 - May 19, 2008

Ruby Cecil (Dominy) Haswell, 94, of Bay City passed away Monday, May 19, 2008.

She was born June 17, 1913 in Pennington Texas to the late May Hooks Dominy and Clyde Henry Dominy. Mrs. Haswell has been a resident of Bay City for the past 46 years, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

Bay City Tribune, Published May 25, 2008
 


LEON EDWARD HAUCK SR.

BLESSING - Leon Edward Hauck Sr., 78, of Blessing, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 in Bay City. He was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Houston, to Herbert Joseph Hauck and Pauline Elizabeth Kelpen Hauck. He was an electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He is survived by his sons, Ed Hauck Jr. of Houston and Harvey Wesley Hauck of San Antonio; by his sister, Jerry Dixon of Trinity; brother, Herb Kelpen of Blessing; and by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert J. and Pauline Elizabeth Hauck; by a son, Cecil Wayne Hauck; and by a brother, Harvey Wesley Hauck.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at the funeral home with Ed Hauck officiating. Interment will follow at
Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 12/29/2007.
 


Clara Lee Hauk
(May 24, 1913 - October 28, 2006)

Clara Lee Hauk, 93, of Matagorda, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2006 in Bay City. She was born May 24, 1913 in Kingsbury, TX to Henry Lee Green and Callie Surber Green. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Matagorda.

She is survived by her son: Robert L. “Bob” Hauk & wife Judy of Gatesville; by her brothers: Marvin Green of Bay City and Homer Green of Matagorda; by her grandchildren: Bobby Hauk, Debra Lynn Bingham, and David Hauk; and by her great grandchildren: Telia Brewster, Chris Sneath, Braxton Hauk, Bailey Hauk and Coryn Hauk. She was preceded in death by her husband: Edward Louis Hauk; her sister: Dorothy Carlton; and by her brothers: Harold Green and Austin Green.

The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church of Matagorda with Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at the Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda. Pallbearers will be: Robert J. Carlton, David Wayne Hauk, David Smith, Sonny Sciba, James Luedecke, and Aubry Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Sneath, Braxton Hauk, Bailey Hauk, Marvin Green and Homer Green.

Words of comfort 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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Edward L. Hauk - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Geraldyne R. Havard
(June 17, 1916 - June 14, 2010)

Geraldyne Ryman Havard of Matagorda, Texas went home to the Lord Monday, June 14, 2010.

She was born June 17, 1916 in the same house in which she was currently living and has lived in since 1947. She was a woman dedicated to others. She loved her church (Matagorda United Methodist Church), her family, and her community. She believed in serving God by serving others which she continued to do even in the pain of her last years.

She taught school in Matagorda for a number of years, and then worked for the State of Texas Social Services until she retired. Throughout this time she remained devoted to her church and her family. She was active in so many church, community and county organizations. She was on the County Historical Commission for a number of years, was a charter member of the Matagorda Historical Society, a charter member of the Pink Ladies, a charter member of the River’s End Garden Club, and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #4459. She taught Sunday School, bible studies, played the piano and organ and remained a faithful member and officer of the Matagorda United Methodist Women for well over 60 years. Geraldyne was currently serving as President of the Matagorda Cemetery Board and the Cemetery Association and was the current acting president of the Matagorda Branch Friends of the Library. Such devotion to her community resulted in a 2009 County Proclamation renaming Matagorda Historical Day in her honor. In the summer of 2009 she was also delighted to represent her community as she cut the ribbon at the dedication of the new causeway bridge. A true saint, she gave so much in service to others. She will be missed.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, George Carroll Ryman and Louise Walker Ryman; her husband, Henry Douglas Havard; and her brother, Carroll Walker Ryman.

She is survived by: daughter, Kary L. Havard of Matagorda; brother, William P. Ryman of Matagorda; nephews, Grover Carroll Ryman, William P. Ryman II, Mac Burris, Robert Burris, niece Laura Ryman Shay; and numerous grand nephews and nieces, and great-grand nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday June 16, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Matagorda United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pauline Storey officiating.

Internment will follow at the Matagorda Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ry Johnathan Ryman, Travis Ryman, Joseph Bokorney II, Tell Bokorney, James Breazeale, and Matt Staszescky.

Honorary pallbearers are Carl Anderson, Devant Sterry, Steve Parsutt, Gardner Serrill, Grover Ryman, Will Ryman, and Matthew Shay.

Memorials may be made to the Matagorda United Methodist Church or the Matagorda Cemetery Association.

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 June 15, 2010
 


HENRY LEE HAVEL
"THE CONCRETE MAN"

WEST COLUMBIA - Henry Lee Havel, 64, of West Columbia, devoted husband, dad, and papa, slipped into the arms of the Lord on May 16, 2008. He was born on May 21, 1943, in Bay City, to Thomas and Antonia Havel.

Henry was a member of St. John's the Apostle Catholic Church, a past member of St. John's Mens club, Parish Council and building committee, and was also a past Bazaar chairman. Henry was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard 36th Infantry Division from 1962-1969. He was a medic and a sharpshooter specialist and received several medals. He was area manager for Alamo Concrete Products, LTD in Brazoria and surrounding counties and was based out of the West Columbia plant for the past 43 years. Over the course of his years as manager, Henry had made many friends through Brazoria County contractors, concrete finishers, and home builders. He never met a stranger that didn't become a friend.

Henry is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Sr. and Antonia Havel; three brothers, James, Louis and Thomas Havel; father in law, Bill Warn, who held a special place in his heart; and special sister-in-law, June Havel.
Survivors left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Dorothy; daughter, Trish Speers and husband, Rodney of West Columbia; son, Jeff Havel and wife, Lisa of Sweeny; his very special granddaughter, Victoria Speers, who had her papa in her precious little hands at all times; special grandson, Carl Lee Speers, who was his papa's yard and bird helper and his deer hunting and fishing buddy; special newborn grandson, Logan Lee Havel, who was sent to us during his papa's illness, and even though he only saw Logan twice he made Nana promise that as Logan grew up he would know about his papa; brother, Frank Havel of Blessing; sisters, Teresa Shimek of Palacios and Margaret Smaistrla and husband Albert of East Bernard; mother-in-law, Dora Warn of Markham; sisters-in-law, Helen Pratt and husband, Willard of Fort Worth, Mary Layton and husband, D.L. of Bay City, and Lilly Mae Distasi and husband, Tony of Markham; brother-in-law, Charles Warn and wife, Linda of Kennedale; a multitude of nieces and nephews who were all special to Uncle Henry; and extended children, James and Cheryl Kuykendall and their daughters, Sam and Jenny of Sweeny, and Paul and Lisa Nugent and their daughter, Lauren of West Columbia.

Henry loved going fishing and hunting with the Wells boys. He thought of these four boys as his own. Henry will be missed by all who knew him. He was very outgoing and just enjoyed life. We guess God needed to pluck another rose for his garden. He took one of the best.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at St John the Apostle Catholic Church in West Columbia with Fr. Frank Clancey officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia.

Pallbearers will be John Wells, Lucky Wells, Charles Wells, Robert Wells, Chris Fowler and Troy Shimek.
Honorary pallbearers are Doug Strickland and all the employees of Alamo Concrete; Pat Wells, Gary Bagwell, E.A. Crutcher, Bob Rogers, Charlie Thompson, Ken Sinclair, Fred VonCannon, Gene Lauderdale, Gary Rhodes, John Fiala, and all Brazoria County home builders, contractors and the old timers at the coffee shop.

Arrangements are by Baker Funeral Home, 634 S. Columbia Dr., West Columbia, 979-345-3232.

Online condolences may be sent by signing the guest book at www.bakerfuneralhome.net.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/19/2008.
 


June Marlene Havel
(June 7, 1935 - May 14, 2006)

June Marlene Havel, 70, of Blessing passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006 in Houston, TX. She was born June 7, 1935 in San Antonio to the late Alfred & Mabel Pasal Christie. Mrs. Havel was a life long resident of Blessing, a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, a member of Blessing American Legion Ladies Jr. Auxiliary Post 649, a member of ATPE, and a Teacher’s Aid/Secretary for Blessing Elementary School for 26 years.

Mrs. Havel was an only child, but always wanted a large family, and was blessed with 6 children, 24 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 2 expecting. This Mother’s Day was a very special one, having her family beside her when she met the Lord.

She is survived by her husband: Frank J. Havel of Blessing; 2 daughters: Katherine Mauch of Blessing, and Sarah Sless & husband Darrell of Louise; 4 sons: Douglas Havel & wife Cathy of Houston, Dennis Havel & wife Ginger of Corpus Christi, Kenneth Havel & wife Marla of Bulverde, and Roger Havel & wife Annette of Blessing; 24 grandchildren: Kelsey, Joshua, Amber, Sterling, Trevor, Eric, Cameron, Stephen, Carson, & Weston Havel, Christie & Gavin Myers, Lee & Cindy Havel, Michelle & Corby Horine, Matthew Mauch, Tara Bull, Danny & Heather, & Amanda Reddick, George & Brittany Scheible, and Matthew Strough and 8 great grandchildren: Lauren, Cassidy, & Caleb Myers, Jadeyn Horine, Tyler Edholm, Zachary Reddick, Ethan Neal, and Brynn Shelton; and expecting 2 special deliveries. Mrs. Havel was preceded in death by her parents and Aunt.

A Rosary was recited at 8:00 PM Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home. A Mass will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at St. Peters Catholic Church of Blessing with Father Sam Appiasi officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Eric, Joshua, Lee, & Sterling Havel, Matt Mauch, and Troy Sless. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mrs. Havel’s grandchildren, great grandchildren, Pete Estrello, Henry Havel, Scott Jackson, and Albert Smaistrla. Donations may be made to the Blessing American Legion Jr. Auxiliary Post 649, P.O. Box 192, Blessing, TX 77419, or The American Heart Association. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.

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Albert Ray Hawes
Aug. 31, 1934 - Sep. 7, 2010

Mr. Hawes passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 in Cleburne.

He was born in Seadrift, Texas on August 31, 1934, the son of Albert B. Hawes and Martha Avis Cunningham Hawes. He grew up in Bay City. He served his country in the United Sates Army. Mr. Hawes was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Halliburton.

He is preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Jean Hawes; one sister; Avis June Hawes Reynolds and grandson, Chris Barger.

Mr. Hawes is survived by: his sons, Freddie Duke and wife Cherly, Jimmy Shipley and wife Corky, and Billy Shipley and wife Cindy, all of Joshua, Texas; daughters, Belinda Barger and husband Brad, and Debbie Swaim and husband Warren, all of Cleburne, Texas; sister, Laverne Young of Tyler, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; nieces, Lisa Young, Adelle Farmer, Penni Ponder; nephew, Hugh Young

Burial was held September 10, 2010 in Seadrift, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 15, 2010
 


Alma Josephine Hawk

Mrs. Joseph Hawk, 74, died June 16 in Friendswood. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bay City and a 45-year resident of Bay City. Survivors include: husband, Joe H. Hawk of Bay City; son, Loren Hawk of Los Angeles; daughters, Mrs. Gene Weinburg of Friendswood, Mrs. Lane Rooks of Bay City; sister, Mrs. Jackie Griesmer of Baycliff, Mrs. Lena M. Warren of Oakland, Calif.; four grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. at Bay Shore Friends Church in Baycliff. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery at 2:30 p. m. Arrangements made with Jack Rouge Funeral Home in League City.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1980
 

Carl Myron Hawk
(June 9, 1931 - March 14, 2008)

Carl Myron Hawk, 76, of Matagorda, passed away Friday, March 14, 2008. He was born June 9, 1931 in Iowa to Arthur Carlton Hawk and Velma Marie Chasey Hawk. He was a resident of Matagorda for the past 15 years and had worked as an Auditor for Goodyear. He was veteran of the US Marine Corp serving during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his daughter: Chasie Grisaffe & husband Mike of Houston; his stepson: Mark Owens of Matagorda; by 6 grandsons and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Loretta Lavaughn Anderson Hawk; by his parents Arthur Carlton & Velma Marie Hawk.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Matagorda United Methodist Church in Matagorda with Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating.

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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George Washington Hawk - Hawley Cemetery
 


Joseph H. Hawk

Funeral services will be held for Joe H. Hawk, 82, of Clemville 2 p. m. Sunday in the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following in Hawley Cemetery.

Services for Hawk, who was born Nov. 23, 1899 in Kansas, will be under the direction of Dick R. Elkins with the Rev. G. Wayne Wilson of the Faith Assembly of God officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ed Lezak, George H. Walker, Williams Parks, Charlie Rooks, Charles Reid and Jimmie Stephens.

Hawk was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

Hawk, a widower, died Friday in Palacios. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lane Rooks of Clemville and Mrs. Gene Weinberg of Friendswood; one son, Loren Hawk of Oceanside, Calif., four grandchildren, Coy and Karen Rooks, Clemville, Ted and Amy Weinberg of Friendswood.

The Daily Tribune, November, 1981
 

Lucille Tanner Hawkins
Dec. 18, 1915 - Dec. 11, 2009

Funeral services for Lucille Tanner Hawkins, 94 of Bay City will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009, at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

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

She was born in Edna, Texas, December 18, 1915, to Ameal Edwards and Sarah Johnson Edwards, and passed away December 11, 2009, in Sugar Land, Texas.

Survivors include: a daughter, Martha Brown (and J. W.) of Bay City; two granddaughters, Nadean Sample-Freeman (and Larry) of Ft. Worth and Darlene Harris (and Marvin) of Bay City. Also three great grandchildren, Marthea Harris, Derek Sample and A. J. Sample; and four great-great grandchildren; also one sister, Myrtle Sandoz of Houston, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published December 16, 2009
 


MARY EUDORA HAWKINS

VICTORIA - Mary Eudora Hawkins, 75, of Victoria, passed away Nov. 6, 2010. She was born Jan. 26, 1935 in Bay City to the late Luther and Vada Cabaness Robertson. Mrs. Hawkins was a housewife and worked for Launderwell for 20 years before retiring.

She is survived by her daughter, Patti Potila of Victoria; son, Danny Glen Hawkins of Austin; sister, Gladys Cornman of El Campo; brother, Martin Robertson of Hunt; and grandchildren Eric Wolfschlag, Chelsea Wolfschlag, Scott Inman and Devin Hawkins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 9, 2010 at the Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Roselawn Cemetery in Van Vleck with Rev. Mickey Ewing officiating.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at
rosewoodfuneralchapels.com.

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 9, 2010

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Maude Hawkins
Jan. 9, 1906 – July 3, 2008


Funeral services for Maude Hawkins, 102, of Sargent, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake, with the Rev. K.W. Bree, eulogist. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.

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

She was born in Cedar Lake, Texas, January 9, 1906, to Gertrude Wilson and George Austin, and passed away July 3, 2008 in Cedar Lake.

Survivors include: two daughters, Gertrude Williams of Cedar Lake and Addie Smith of Sargent; and two sons, Phillip Mack of Bay City and the Rev. Shedrick Hawkins of Los Angeles, California. Also five daughters-in-law, Emma Mack and Ella Mae Hawkins, both of Bay City, Lola Mack of Magnolia, Joyce Hawkins of Houston, and Hettie Hawkins of Los Angeles, and one son-in-law, Jimmie Times of Bay City. Also 35 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

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


Bay City Tribune, Published July 9, 2008

 

Bennie Joe Hawks, age two years, five months, and 14 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hawks of Clemville, was drowned yesterday about 1 o'clock. He was missed from the home and the parents looking for him found him in a ditch near the home. He was rushed to the hospital here but was dead upon arrival.

Funeral service will be held from the home this afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev. Marvin Vance officiating. Burial in Hawley Cemetery. He is survived by his mother and father and one brother.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Walker-Matchett Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, October 29, 1941, Matagorda County, Texas
 


James Paul Hawthorne
Nov. 30, 1941 – April 13, 2011

James Paul Hawthorne, 69, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

He was born November 30, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, to the late James Polk and Marie Ford Hawthorne.

James and Jane moved back to Bay City in 2007. James served in the US Marine Corp from 1960 to 1964.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 39 years, Mary Jane Holloway Hawthorne of Bay City; by his sons, Justin Paul Hawthorne and wife Janice and Jarred Polk Hawthorne and wife Christina; by four grandchildren; and by his sister, Judy Senter.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Masonic Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, April 17, 2011
 


Crystal Annette Hayden
Dec. 30, 1984 - Dec. 8, 2009

Crystal Annette Hayden, 24, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in Houston, TX.

She was born December 30, 1984 in Bay City to Cheryl Annette Warner and John Jacob Hayden, Jr. She was a lifelong resident of Bay City and was an employee of Chili's Restaurant.

She is survived by: her parents, John Jacob Hayden Jr. and Dustie Marroquin and Cheryl Bently and husband Ron; by her children, Serena Michelle, Corbyn Cyrinity and Hayden Andrew; by her brothers, Jonathan Hayden and Christopher “Bebo” Hayden; by stepsisters, Myriah Bently, Siera Bently, Ashley Alameda and Emily Alameda; and by stepbrother, Christopher Alameda.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Anngelina.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Breazeale and Rev. Melvin Ryman officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be John Wild, Christopher Alameda, Ricky Schmoker, Henry Barron, Frank Montague and Jonathan Montague.

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 December 14, 2009
 


Gilbert Louis Hayes

Services will be held for Gilbert Louis Hayes, 57, of Markham, 2 p. m. Tuesday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. W. A. Haskell.

Hayes died November 27, 1982 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include wife, Marianne Hayes of Markham; daughter and son-in-law, Lou Anne and Douglas Kahlich of Portland; daughter, Susan Hayes of College Station; son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Patricia Hayes of Portland; sons, Glenn Hayes and Joel Hayes of Markham; stepmother, Mrs. W. T. Hayes of Houston; sisters, Mrs. Naomi Sledge of Wheaton, Maryland, Betty Hayes of Houston; brother, Thomas Hayes of Alaska; 1 grandchild.

Hayes was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Markham, Bay City Masonic Lodge 865, Bay City [Matagorda County] Genealogical Society and served in the US Navy during World War II.

Burial will follow services at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Pall Beares, Ed Ables, Tom Forehand, J. B. Towers, Calvin Ward, A. W. Hurta and Nathern James.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Markham Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, November, 1982
 

Jimmy Hayes
Aug. 11, 1918 - Oct. 30, 1988

Kathryn Johnston Hayes
Oct. 13, 1918 - Mar. 17, 1997

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Ronald Keith Hayes
(December 14, 1961 - February 5, 2006)

Ronald Keith Hayes, 44, of Bay City died February 5, 2006 at Matagorda General Hospital. He was born December 14, 1961 in Groves, TX to Edwin Ray Hayes and Lula Faye Bingham Weber. Keith was a resident of Bay City since 1975, a mechanic by trade, and was the President of the Guardian Motorcycle Club, Bay City Chapter. Survivors include: wife: Teri Clark of Bay City; Mother: Lula Faye Weber of Zavalla, TX; father: Edwin Ray Hayes of Orange, TX; sister and brother-in-law: Belinda & Greg Crabb of Zavalla, TX; step-daughter: Stephanie Riggins of Bay City; step-sons: Jason Craft of Winnie, TX and Wayne Stepp of Bay City, TX; niece: Cali Hayes of Zavalla, TX; aunt: Wanda Barron of Orange, TX; uncle: Duncan Bingham of Iowa. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home under the auspices of the Guardian Motorcycle Club. Interment will be 2:00 PM Friday at the Zavalla Cemetery in Zavalla TX. Pallbearers will be Ricky Ellisor, James Sutton, Matt Fiore, Mike Ware, Greg Crabb, Dwayne Pagel, Richard Dunnigan and Mark Clark. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City.

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SARAH K. OSBORNE HAYES

BAY CITY - Sarah K. Osborne Hayes, 82, of Bay City passed away Feb. 3, 2010. She was born Dec. 18, 1927 in Turkey Scratch, Tenn. to the late William Pinkney and Laura Della Roach Lloyd. She retired as cafeteria manager for BCISD after 27 years and formerly worked as an operator for Southwestern Bell for many years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church; lifetime member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2438; member of Woodmen of the World since 1964; and member of the local and state chapter of AARP.

She loved to play Skip-Bo and Chicken Foot with all of her friends.

Survivors include daughter, Nancy K. McMullen and husband Phil of New Waverly; sons, Frank "Skipper" Osborne and wife Diana of Bay City and Terry L. Osborne and wife Jeanne of West Columbia; sister, Robbie Van Ness of Longview; grandchildren, Brandon Osborne, Stacey Richards and husband Jess, Darrell Osborne, Jamie Morris and husband Marcus; great-grandchildren, Drake Richards, Carter Richards, and Emily Sarah Osborne.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Brandon and Darrell Osborne, Doug Lloyd, Billy Joe Van Ness, and Wayne and Bobby Head.
Jimmy Hayes will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2438 in Bay City.

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 February 4, 2010
 


Aunnine Lloyd Head
(August 28, 1923 - December 1, 2005)

Aunnine Lloyd Head, 82, of Bay City died December 1, 2005. She was born August 28, 1923 in Covington, Tennessee to William and Laura Della Roach Lloyd. She had been a resident of Bay City since 1930, was a member of the First United Methodist Church, VFW Post # 2438 Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post #11, and The Matagorda County Birding and Nature Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bert Head in 2004; by one sister, Louise McCrosky, and by three brothers, Aubrey Lloyd, Garner Lloyd and Thestle Lloyd. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda & Al Voyles of Longview and Sherry Head & Greg Rothermel of Bay City; by two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne & Vicki Head and Bobby and Wiem Head all of Bay City; by two sisters, Sarah Hayes of Bay City and Robbie Van Ness of Henderson; by seven grandchildren, Dale Lessenberry, David Lessenberry, Ken Head, Vim X Head, Kirk Head, Aly Head, and Amira Head; and by two step-grandchildren, Mike Voyles and Michelle Gerber.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Dale Lessenberry, David Lessenberry, Ken Head, Vim X Head, Kirk Head and Billy Joe Van Ness. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Friday at Taylor Bros. Memorials may be made to Matagorda County Birding & Nature Center, PO Box 2212, Bay City, TX 77404 or to Phillip H. Parker VFW Post #2438, PO Box 269, Bay City, TX 77404. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613

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BILLIE LOUISE HEAD

BAY CITY - Billie Louise Head, 90, of Bay City, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Legacy Nursing Center in Bay City. Miss Billie was born in Bay City on Feb. 4, 1920 to parents William Henry and Mary Celeste Sansing Head.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Flora Harrison and Josephine Dillard, and her long-time companion, Miss Fannie Lou Bishop.

She is survived by two nieces, Marian Gerhold of Gladstone, Mo. and Jacqueline Dodge of Rockport, and a nephew, Ralph Harrison of Orlando, Fla. She is also survived by many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great-great-nephew.

Miss Head spent the early days of World War II working as a mechanic in the Bay City Ford garage. She later joined the Women's Army Air Corp and was honorably discharged as a Tech Sergeant. She served in the Air Force Reserve and was an active member of the American Legion Post 11 in Bay City. She was best known in Bay City as a carpenter and painter and was easily recognized by her little red Ford pick-up truck. Her love of travel took her all across the United States, Canada and Mexico. At age 65 she earned her private pilot's license and enjoyed taking her many friends and family members on jaunts. She was also a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City.

A time of visitation will be held on Monday, May 24 from 10 a.m. until noon at Bay City Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Hawley Cemetery with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating.

She will be missed by her many friends and her loving caretaker, Mrs. Erma Johnican of Bay City.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 23, 2010
 


Lotus Ione Walker Montague Head
Nov. 16, 1945 - Jan. 16, 2010


Lotus Ione Walker Montague, 64, of Palacios, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Bay City, Texas.

She was a born November 16, 1945 in Bay City, Texas to Ben Walker and Evelyn Brannon Walker. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and was a homemaker.

She is survived by: her sons, Steven Biskup of Danevang, Jeffrey Biskup of Blessing, Frank Montague and wife Jennifer of Blessing and Johnathan Montague and wife DanYelle of Van Vleck; by her sisters, Joann Warner and Norma Walker, both of Bay City; and by brothers, Glenn Walker and Ben Walker, Jr. of Bay City, Rex Walker of Wadsworth and Phillip Walker of Markham; and by 10 grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Ben and Evelyn Walker; and by a brother: Jerry Walker.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Breazeale officiating.

Interment will follow at Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Adam Biskup, Chance Biskup, Brian Biskup, Aaron Chambers, Bebo Hayden, and Tony Stanley.

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

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Published January 20, 2010
 


Elizabeth Ann Heard

 

RAYMONDVILLE, TX. -- Elizabeth Ann Heard, 85, passed away Sunday May 7, 2006 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. She was born June 21, 1920 in Chico, Texas.

 

Graveside service will be held Wednesday 10:00 A. M., May 10th, at the Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

She is survived by her husband, Howard Heard of Raymondville; two sons, Stephen (Cynthia) Heard of El Maton, Texas and Scott (Susie) Heard of Houston; five grandchildren, Stephen Heard, Jr., Brent Heard and Kyle Heard all of El Maton, Texas, Shannon Whitlock and Tara Whitlock both of Houston.

 

Mrs. Heard attended the Oklahoma Baptist College and Texas Tech. She taught school at Lyford, Sebastian and Raymondville. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Bridge Club.

 

Family visitation was held Tuesday evening at 6:00 P. M.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Duddlesten Funeral Home.

 

[Reinterred at Hawley Cemetery, near Blessing, Texas.]

 


HOWARD T. HEARD JR.

RAYMONDVILLE - Howard Thomas Heard Jr., a longtime resident of Raymondville, passed away at his home on May 4, 2008 at the age of 87. He was born on Dec. 25, 1920, in Brownwood. He graduated from Stephenville High School and attended Texas Tech University. Howard served his country in World War II as a naval aviator. He achieved status as a lieutenant commander receiving numerous medals for his service. He married Elizabeth Ann Wright in 1943 and they moved to Raymondville in 1946.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Ann Heard.

Howard is survived by Stephen and Cynthia Heard of El Maton, Scott and Suzette Heard of Houston; along with five grandchildren, Stephen, Brent and Kyle Heard and Shannon and Tara Whitlock.

He began his professional career in Willacy County as a farm equipment salesman before becoming an energy wholesaler, farmer and successful real estate broker. Along with spending time with his family, Howard enjoyed saltwater fishing, hunting, and discussing events with his friends at the local coffee shop.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 9 at United Pentecostal Church in Raymondville with military rites by Harlingen American Legion Post No. 205, VFW No. 2410, and Raymondville American Legion Post No. 390 and VFW No. 6719. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hawley Cemetery in El Maton.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Duddlesten Funeral Home.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/8/2008.
 


Edith Hornbeck Hearn
(June 10, 1910 - April 20, 2008)

Edith Hearn, 97, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2008. She was born in West Virginia to Duffy B. Hornbeck and Ava Keller Hornbeck. She was a resident of Bay City since 1950 and a member of the First United Methodist Church. In 1911 her family moved to Tehuacana, TX where they homesteaded. Her father became on of the largest farmer/ranchers in the area.

She graduated from the Westminster Junior College in 1930 with a degree in education. In 1933 she married Lewis “Pete” Hearn and became the mother of four children. It was not until the children were grown that she pursued a career in teaching.

Edith embraced her love of nature in arts, craft and gardening. She and Pete loved music – he sang, she played the piano. They dedicated themselves to serving the First Methodist Church and the community. They also enjoyed fishing and taking trips together. Pete Hearn died in 1993 and Edith lived in their Bay City home from 1950 to 2007. She would have been 98 years old this June. She was much loved by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters: Frances Hearn English & husband Bill of New Braunfels and Caroll Hearn of Lake Jackson; by her sons: Charles Lewis Hearn & wife Polly of Palacios and Lee Roy Hearn & wife Rev. Pat Meyers of Delaware; her sister: Frances Hornbeck O’Hara of Baytown; by eight grandchildren: William F. English II, Donald Keller English, Brad D. Watkins, Dax D. Watkins, Ross Valentine, Elysia Hearn Draper, Lee Parker Hearn and Martha Hearn Shimano; and by eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Pete Hearn; her parents: Duffy & Ava Hornbeck; by brothers: Orville Hornbeck and Wayman Hornbeck; and by a grandson: Charles Lewis English.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the First United Methodist Chapel, 2303 Ave. G, Bay City, TX with Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 PM Friday, April 25, 2008 at Tehuacana Cemetery in Tehuacana, TX with Rev. Brad Brittain officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Westminster College Steeple Fund, PO Box 145, Tehuacana, TX 76686; or to the charity of choice.

Online 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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Leroy Joseph Hebert, Jr.

Leroy Joseph Hebert, Jr., 22, of near Blessing, died as a result of an auto accident. He was a mechanic for Rugeley Motor Company and lived in the area most of his life. Survivors include: daughter, Charlotte of North Carolina; son, Charlie of Palacios; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Gene House of Palacios; father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy J. Hebert, Sr., of Pasadena; grandparents, Mrs. Mary Sliva of Blessing; Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Hebert of Houma, Louisiana; sisters, Sherry Lynn Calhoun and Vicki Harper both of Rosenberg; brother Pat Hebert of Houston. The funeral will be held on Monday, November 5, at 2:00 p. m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Charles Sonnier and interment will be held at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Rosary was recited at 6:00 p. m. on Sunday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, November, 1979
 

DR. RUBYE NELL HEBERT

BAY CITY - Dr. Rubye Nell Hebert, the daughter of Connie L. Johnson and the late Lucille Johnson was born in Bay City, Matagorda County, on Nov. 25, 1938. She was their only child who shared many precious moments of her life with loving parents and other relatives and friends.

Her greatest experience is when she accepted Christ to come into her life and be her Lord and Savior. She later became a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. God sustained her as she endured to attain her goal.

She attended public school in Bay City and graduated from Hilliard High School in 1957. Thereafter, she graduated from Bishop College. While attending this college, she was a member of the famed concert choir and served as one of the soloist for four years. She holds the master of music degree in voice and opera from Indiana University and was the first student to receive the doctor of musical arts degree in voice (DMA) from the Ohio State University. She did advanced studies in voice and vocal pedagogy at North Texas State University, Denton. She was the first black to participate in the annual Dealy Competition in Dallas where she placed "First Runner Up" in 1961. During the summer of 1964, she traveled to West Africa as a performer and chaperon.

Dr. Hebert previously served as associate professor of voice and opera at Prairie View State University, Prairie View. She was a member of the music faculty at her Alma Mater, Bishop College for more than a decade.

Dr. Hebert has voiced many time that singing has always been my future aspiration, "my dream." God has allowed me to share my dreams with others whereas they too can reach their goal.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/23/2008.
 


Grace Harriet Pierce Heffelfinger - Hawley Cemetery
 


Lois Hargett Heffelfinger - Hawley Cemetery
 


Nancy Pierce Heffelfinger

Nancy P. Heffelfinger, 76, died Saturday, April 19 in South Carolina where she had moved several years ago to be near her sister, Mrs. P. Bickerton Winston. Burial was in the family plot in Hawley Cemetery.

Nancy Heffelfinger lived at Live Oak Farm near Blessing several years ago with her mother, the late Grace Pierce Heffelfinger and father “Pudlge” Heffelfinger, who made their home there at that time.

Her grandfather was Johnathon [Jonathan] Pierce. Her cousins living in this area are Abel B. and Ruth Pierce of Blessing; Stella and Abel Pierce of Palacios.

During World War II she served with the Red Cross in the European area where she met several men from this area, one being the late Eddie Huffman, also one of the Denn Brothers from Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1980
 


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William Walter Heffelfinger - Hawley Cemetery
 

Joseph T. Hefford

Dec. 17, 1789 - May 14, 185

Matagorda Cemetery

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Doris Lillian Heidrich
April 24, 1928  Nov. 15, 2008

 
Doris Lillian Heidrich, 80, of Van Vleck passed away November 15, 2008.

She was born April 24, 1928 in Witting, Texas to the late Alfred and Lillian Pietsch Hildebrandt. She had worked in the Cafeteria for Bay City ISD for many years and was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Her husband William Heidrich preceded her in death in 1965.

Survivors include: daughters and their spouses, Patsy and David Allen of Houston, Bonnie Jones of El Campo, Peggy and Emil Vaculin of Blessing, Arlene and Cookie Koch of Van Vleck, Grace and Clifton Lowery of Van Vleck and Jane and Randy Cole of Midland; son, Glen and Betty Heidrich of Bay City; brother, Gordon Hildebrandt of Witting, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jared Stillions officiating.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Witting Cemetery in Witting, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Carl Cookie Koch, Clifton Lowery, Emil Vaculin, Randy Cole, Bobby Heidrich and Steven Jones.

Glen Heidrich will serve as honorary pallbearer.

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

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

 

Bay City Tribune, Published November 19, 2008
 


Sharon Heidrich
(December 22, 1966 - October 5, 2006)

Sharon Heidrich, 39 of Bay City died Oct. 5, 2006 after a 2 year battle with cancer. She was born December 22, 1966 in Baton Rouge, LA. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Heidrich , 2 daughters, Ashley Griffin and Faith Elizabeth Heidrich all of Bay City. Brother, James Walters of Zachary, LA. 3 nephews, Jamie and Josh Walters, and Justine Palmisano. She is also survived by mother and father in law, Glen and Betty Heidrich of Bay City, sister and brother in law Gerald and Windy Palmisano of Van Vleck. Funeral service will be held at 10:00AM Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church with Chester Sassman and Luke Kuneske officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers includ; Josh Walters, Jamie Walters, Marcus Byrd, Gerald Palmisano. Ernest Ramirez, and Keith Staff.The family will receive visitors at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM Friday Oct. 6, 2006. Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613

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Albina W. Hejtmanek

Funeral services for Albina W. Hejtmanek, 90, a resident of the Ashby Community, were to be held Saturday at noon at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Larry Koslovsky officiating. Burial was to follow in the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mrs. Hejtmanek was born April 2, 1897, in Rosebud, Texas, to Frederick Wetzel and the former Anna Petrucha and died March 18, 1988, in Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena. A resident of Ashby since 1928, she was a member of the SPJST and the Unity of the Brethren Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Martha Jane Schimek of Bay City, Anna Mae Jurek of Pasadena, Alice Jurek of South Houston and Georgia Lostak of Highland, Tx.; sons, George Hejtmanek of Ashby and Frank Hejtmanek of Pasadena; 17 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be grandsons Henry Jurek Jr., Glenn Jurek, Allen Lostak, Ottmar Lostak Jr., George Hejtmanek Jr., Ron Hejtmanek, Frank Hejtmanek and Louis Hejtmanek.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, March, 1988
 

Dovie Lee Hejtmanek
(January 2, 1931 - February 6, 2007)

Dovie Lee Hejtmanek, 76 of Ashby, passed away peacefully in her home on February 6, 2007. She was born on January 2, 1931 in Markham and lived in the Ashby area all her life. Along with her three sisters, Dovie was raised by her beloved father Gene during tough times. She grew up in Ashby, graduated from Blessing High School in 1948, and married George Hejtmanek on June 22, 1948. They built a good life farming and raised a happy and close-knit family. She was well known for her tenacious spirit in dealing with kidney disease for most of her adult life, and never let it hold her back from hosting four generations of her family for the holidays. Her beautiful smile will never be forgotten by the many people who love her.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Hejtmanek of Ashby, children George Hejtmanek, Jr. and wife Barbara of Houston, Ronald Hejtmanek and wife Beverly of Austin, and Cheryl Horne and husband Michael of Sugar Land, grandchildren Erin Althaus, Jennifer Kriskey, Steven, Rachel, Russell, and Randall Hejtmanek, Meagan and Michael Horne, great-grandchildren, Preston and Emerson Althaus, and Abigail Kriskey. She is also survived by her half-brother Herbert Legg, Jr.

She was preceeded in death by her parents Eugene Spoor and Ethel Legg, sisters Jeannine Vaut, Elaine Winn, and Marilyn Chambless. She was also preceeded in death by her grandchildren Christopher and Matthew Hejtmanek.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Bay City at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Reverends Andy and Janell Blair officiating. Interment will follow at Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers include Brian Althaus, Steven Hejtmanek, Glenn Jurek, Russell Corporon, Louis Hejtmanek & Paul Vaut. Honorary pallbearers include Erin Althaus, Jennifer & Thomas Kriskey, Rachel, Russell & Randall Hejtmanek, Meagan & Michael Horne, and Erin, Emily & Mary Rochford.

Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City (979) 245-4613. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Ashby Cemetery Fund, or to First Presbyterian Church of Collegeport, P.O. Box 75, Collegeport, TX 77428. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

We love you and will miss you, beloved daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

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GEORGE WILLIAM HEJTMANEK

Funeral services for George William Hejtmanek, 80, of Ashby, were held Oct. 2, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church in Bay City with Revs. Andy and Janell Blair officiating. Interment was at Ashby Cemetery.

Mr. Hejtmanek was born on Feb. 14, 1928, in El Maton
, Tx.. He died Sept. 30, 2008.

The youngest of six children, George was raised by his parents, Frank and Albina, on a cotton farm in Ashby during the depression era. He graduated from Blessing
High School in 1945, and, after serving in the U.S. Army, he married Dovie Lee Spoor on
June 22, 1948. He started out with a small cotton farm and with hard work, ingenuity, and integrity, became a respected and successful farmer and rancher, receiving numerous awards and recognition. He was also a leader in the community. George was president of the Tidehaven School Board for over 20 years, served as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Collegeport, and mentored young farmers in the area.

George and Dovie were married for 58 years and raised a happy and close-knit family. He was a loving and involved father and grandfather and was a wonderful role model. His children have fond memories of working with him in the fields, tending the cows, and talking with him. As a grandfather, he treated the kids to pickup rides to see the cows, feeding the catfish, making homemade ice cream, and dressing up as the Easter Bunny. George also loved history, reading, gardening, growing roses, and playing cards and dominoes. He was a good friend and had a generous spirit and a sweet nature. George often said, “I’ve always tried to live by the Golden Rule and treat other people the way I want to be treated.” He succeeded in this and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his children, George Hejtmanek Jr. and wife Barbara of Houston, Ronald Hejtmanek and wife Beverly of Austin, and Cheryl Horne and husband Michael of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Erin Althaus and husband Brian, Jennifer Kriskey and husband Thomas, Steven, Rachel, Russell, and Randall Hejtmanek, Meagan and Michael Horne; step-grandchildren, Erin Rystad and husband Greg, and Emily and Mary Rochford; great-grandchildren, Preston and Emerson Althaus, and Abigail and Zoe Kriskey. He is also survived by his sisters Alice Jurek and Martha Jane Schimek.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dovie; his parents, Frank J. and Albina Hejtmanek; and siblings, Anna Mae Jurek, Georgia Lostak, and Frank Hejtmanek. He was also preceded in death by his grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Hejtmanek.

Memorials may be made to Ashby Cemetery Fund or to First Presbyterian Church of Collegeport, P.O. Box 75, Collegeport, TX 77428.

The Palacios Beacon, October 8, 2008
 


Boulden Henderson

Advocate News Service

SEADRIFT—Boulden Oliver Henderson, 80, of Seadrift, died Thursday in a Palacios hospital after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 12, 1904, in Rock Island to the late Pritchard and Cora Corder Henderson.

Arrangements for graveside services at the Hawley Cemetery of Blessing are pending at the Colonial Funeral Home of Port Lavaca.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie Frances Henderson of Seadrift; two daughters, Dorothy Wood of Blessing and Lovenia Monte of Port Sulphur, La.; two sons, Weldon Henderson of Kermit and Gerald Ray Henderson of Bay City; three sisters, Iva Badget of Wharton, N. H., Genevieve Hopkins of Pasadena and Doris Baker of Anahuac; a brother, Jimmy Henderson of Wharton, H. H.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Weldon Henderson, Leon Monte, Gene Wood, David Henderson, Barry Barrett, Chuck Barrett and Wayne Fenske.

The Victoria Advocate, March, 1985
 


Elsie Frances Henderson

PALACIOS—Elsie Frances Henderson, 85, of Palacios, died Monday at a Port Lavaca hospital.

She was born Aug. 21, 1904, in Louise to Gaines Henderson and Melinda Fikes Henderson. A former Houston resident, she had resided in the Palacios area for three years.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Surviving are two daughters, Myrleen Wood of Palacios and Wynell Monte of Port Sulphur, La.; two sons, Weldon Henderson of Kermit and Gerald Henderson of Blessing; three sisters, Alma Bloomfield of Houston, Velma Linn of Houston and Georgie Smith of Cuero; a brother, Wilbur Henderson of Victoria; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boulden Oliver Henderson, who died Feb. 28, 1985, and by a great-grandson.

Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City, is in charge of arrangements.

The Victoria Advocate, December, 1989
 

BLESSING - James Quinton Henderson of Blessing died Dec. 11, 2007 at the age of 14. He was born Jan. 2, 1993 in Bay City. He was a student at Tidehaven School.

He is survived by his father, Gerald Henderson of Blessing; mother, Sheila Sanders Henderson of Houston; sister, Sherry Carter of Blessing; brother, Gene "Bubba" Pena of Blessing; stepbrother, Gerald Ray Henderson of Tres Palacios; and stepsisters, Mellissa Henderson of Houston and Shelbie Cano of Houston.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. with funeral services to be held at 5 p.m. today at Triska Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to assist the family defray funeral expenses.

Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 12/18/2007.
 

Lenora Julia Hendricks - Martin
(August 21, 1916 - June 23, 2005)

Lenora J. Hendricks – Martin, 88, of Palacios, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2005 in Port Lavaca, TX. She was born August 21, 1916 in Schulenburg, TX to James Frank Michna and Bertha Gerhing Michna. She was a resident of Palacios for the past 80 years, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios, and a member of he VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former Elder of the First Presbyterian Church and a retired member of the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter, Joanna Hendricks of Palacios; her son, Robert Wayne Hendricks & wife Georgan of El Campo; and her granddaughter, Lin Hutzenbiler & husband Wade of El Campo. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert G. Hendricks, Jr. and Dallas Martin; by her parents, James F. & Bertha G. Michna; by her brother, LeRoy Michna; and by granddaughter, Sheli Jo Hendricks.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios with Revs. Andy Blair and Janell Blair officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX.

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

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Robert G. Hendricks, Jr.

Funeral services for Robert G. Hendricks, Jr. were held at 4 p. m. Tuesday, September 17, in the Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie E. Webb, Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Hawley Cemetery.

A native of Palacios, he was born October 13, 1914, the son of the late Robert G. and Janie Baker Hendricks. He was an oil field worker until his health failed. He passed away Monday morning, September 16, in Wagner General Hospital after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, Lenora Hendricks of Palacios, daughter, Joanna Hendricks of Kemah; son, Robert Wayne Hendricks of Bay City; three sisters, Polly McCauley of Coronado, Calif., Cleo Griffin of Plano, Texas and Ruth Zwicker of Merritt Island, Fla.; two brothers, Ray Hendricks of McKinney, Texas and Gene Hendricks of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

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Sheli Jo Hendricks

Sheli Jo Hendricks, 5, of Bay City died Sept. 28 at the Matagorda General Hospital. Survivors include: her parents, Robert and Georgan Hendricks; a sister, Roberta Lin Hendricks; 2 grandmothers, Lenora Hendricks of Palacios and Ethel Dicus of Baytown. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church Sept. 29, with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment was in the Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers: David Jaffus, Mike Pruitt, Lonnie Laslie, and Walter Einkauf. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1974
 

Carol Lynn Hendrix
(March 13, 1960 - September 23, 2007)

Carol Lynn Hendrix, 47 of Matagorda, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007. She was born March 13, 1960 in Evanston, IL to Glenn O. McClurg and Maud G. Curtis McClurg. Formerly of Bay City, she has resided in Matagorda for the past two years.

She is survived by her husband: Malcolm Hendrix of Matagorda and her sister: Christine Griffith of Bloomington, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents: Glenn O. and Maud C. McClurg.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2007 from 11 AM to 9:00 PM at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

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

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Samuel Dean Henkes
(February 23, 1965 - August 14, 2008)

Samuel Dean Henkes, 43, of Wharton passed away Aug. 14, 2008. He was born Feb. 23, 1965 in Bay City to Willie Frank Henkes and Myrtle DeReese Henkes. A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bay City with Rev. Jared Stillions officiating.
 


Edward William Henry
(November 29, 1929 - June 26, 2006)

Edward “Ed” Henry, 76 of Van Vleck, passed away Monday, June 26, 2006 in Bay City. He was born November 29, 1929 in Bay City to Earnest T. Henry and Bonnie M. Thompson Henry. He was a life long resident of Matagorda County and a retired Ranch Hand.

He is survived by his wife: Cindy M. Henry of Van Vleck; by his daughters: Sally Ann Henry of Bay City and Bonnie Bell Henry of Van Vleck; by his sons: William Edward Henry of Van Vleck, Christopher Cody Henry of Sargent, John Casey Henry of Bay City, and Steve Allen Henry, Sr. of Bay City; and by 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, June 29, 2006 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Dr. Allen K. Lowe, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Van Vleck will be officiating.

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

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

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Henry Heller, 54, of Markham, Texas died September 23, 2000 at Northwest Regional Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born October 7, 1944 in Bay City to the late Wilburn Ben and Laverne Smith Heller. Mr. Heller was a lifelong resident of Markham and a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by his brother Wilburn Heller of Markham, Texas.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Harper officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2000SP27

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, September 27, 2000, Matagorda County, Texas



A. C. Henry

VAN VLECK—Funeral services for A. C. Henry, 83, or Van Vleck, will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at St. Mark’s Missionary Baptist Church in Bell Bottom in Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Herbert Hawkins officiating. Burial will be at St. Mark’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today at the chapel of Green’s Mortuary.

Mr. Henry was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Bell Bottom and died Jan. 28, 2007 in Lake Jackson.

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

The Victoria Advocate, February 2, 2007

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Littleton Pierson "Ish" Henry
(July 20, 1915 - September 26, 2009)

Littleton Pierson “Ish” Henry left this world for his heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 20, 1915 in Terrell, TX to the late George Byron & Larissa Alice Pierson Henry. He married Edith LaRue Johnson April 23, 1939 and celebrated their 70th anniversary earlier this year. Ish enlisted in the Army Air Corp shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served the duration of the war. He loved to golf, fish and play ball. He touched the lives of many young boys as he coached their little league teams for years. Ish retired from Phillips Petroleum after 37 years of employment. He left a wonderful legacy for his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a man of integrity; honest to a fault and loyal to those he loved. He enjoyed serving his family and friends and loved spending time with them. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was known for playing practical jokes. Above all, he loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church in Sweeny for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law James Crisp. He is survived by his wife Edith; daughters Sherry Crisp of Sweeny, Kathie Sexton and husband Kenneth of Sweeny and Terri Haefs and husband Tony of Albany, GA; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

Visitation will be 6pm to 8pm Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. The Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Sweeny with Pastors Jerl Watkins and Tony Haefs officiating. Interment will follow at the Sweeny Cemetery. The family request that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church for the Lothie Moon offering or to A-Med Hospice in Texas City.

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Jean Trull Herlin
(August 9, 1912 - July 24, 2006)

Jean Trull Herlin died July 24, 2006 in Palacios, Texas, three weeks before her 94th birthday. Born Margaret Jean Trull to Florence and B.W. Trull, Jean attended schools in Midfield and Palacios, graduating from Palacios High School in the Class of 1928. Jean’s family valued education highly, so, despite the Depression, she graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Texas in 1932. She taught in Midfield for one year, then moved to Port Arthur, Texas, where she taught third grade. Good fortune smiled on her and she married Texaco Engineer R. G. “Bob” Herlin, in February 1938. Jean and Bob lived in Port Arthur until 1959 when they returned to Palacios and Bob became a part of the family business. Jean loved her family with her whole heart. She is survived by her children Susan Herlin and husband Wyatt MacGaffey, Sarah and Pat Olfers, Bruce and Cara Herlin and Margaret and Stephen Harter. A testimony to Jean is that her long time daughter-in-law and son-in-law both lovingly called her “Mother”. Grandchildren include grandsons: Jeremy, Matthew and Alexander Broadhead, John and Houston Herlin, and Jared, Mike and Wesley Olfers; and granddaughters: Ann Herlin, Maya Reyes, Belen Guasch, Alanya Bostwick and Claire Harter-Brown. Jean’s “Greats” were a joy to her, the 20 that she knew and the twins expected around her birthday. She loved to count...Charlie and Ciela Furniss; Lara, Patrick, Gage, Turner, Gracie, Reese and Haden Olfers; Aubrey Zeh and Morgan Broadhead; Joseph and Jackson Herlin; Aidan and Calder Broadhead; Ian, Devon, Ben Harter-Brown; and Rose Jean and Tessa Bostwick. Jean’s sisters, Gladys Trull Brooking and Laura Trull Shiflett also survive her. Preceding Jean in death were her husband, Bob Herlin, infant son Peter John, her parents and her two brothers, Carl and R. B. “Bob” Trull.

A lifelong Christian and student of the Bible, Jean served as Sunday School teacher, circle and youth leader, and elder in her church. Her outreaching love was felt by many, especially Myeong Ja Kim, her Korean foster daughter who in the ‘90's journeyed from Korea to meet Jean and her family. Not only Palacios, but the greater world was important to Jean. Locally she willingly helped as Bob worked to invigorate the Palacios Library. She helped found the Palacios Area Fund and was a founder and long-time trustee of The Trull Foundation. Beyond Palacios, Jean loved and supported World Neighbors, Su Casa de Esperanza, Heifer Project and Presbyterian schools and missions. Throughout her life, Jean, Mother, and Grannie was a loving and caring person. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones. “Her children rise up and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 501 3rd St., Palacios Area Fund 457 Commerce, Palacios Library, 326 Main, and Friends of Elder Citizens, Box 791, all in Palacios, TX 77465. Visitation from 1-8p.m., with family from 6-8, Thursday at Palacios Funeral Home. The memorial service is at 3 p.m., Friday, at First Presbyterian Church, Palacios. Honorary pallbearers are Norman Brotemarkle, Bob Christianson, Royce Harvey, and John Toellner. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.

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BERTHA YOLANDA HERNANDEZ

Memorial service arrangements are pending for Bertha Yolanda Hernandez, 58, of Palacios, Tx.

Mrs. Hernandez born Aug. 28, 1951 to the late Felicita and Raquel Uranga in Alpine, Tx. She died Feb. 18, 2010.

She had lived in Palacios for the past 24 years.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Luis Lauro Hernandez; children Luis Antonio Hernandez and his girlfriend Elizabeth Carraazco both of Palacios, Amanda Alcocer and husband Victor of Corpus Christi, and Jose Roberto Hernandez of Palacios; grandchildren Alexandra, Angelina and Gabriel; sisters Merced Uranga and Lorina Uranga of Alpine, Tx., and Maria Elena Juarez and husband Jessie Juarez of Palmdale, CA; brother Raquel Uranga and wife Carol of Gardendale, Tx.; nieces Divonne Uranga and Stefanie Juarez; and numerous nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Armando Uranga.

Bertha will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, February 24, 2010
 


Gregoria Rivera Hernandez
(January 4, 1936 - February 2, 2006)

Gregoria Fernandez Rivera Hernandez, 70, of Bay City Passed away Thursday, February 2, 2006 in Sugar Land, TX. She was born January 4, 1936 to the late Candelario & Baldomera Fernandez Rivera in Burr, TX. She was a 45 year resident of Bay City, a retired Pay Roll Clerk from Bay City I.S.D. and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include daughter & son-law: Marina & Camilo Reyes of Bay City; son: Ramon Hernandez, III of Bay City; 2 sisters: Ramona Ramirez and Jane Perez both of Wharton; 3 grandchildren: Natalie Hernandez, Ramon Hernandez IV, and Marisa Reyes. Mrs. Hernandez was preceded in death by her husband: Ramon S. Hernandez, Jr. in May of 2004; a brother: Tito Rivera; and a grandson: Michael Hernandez.

A Rosary will be held 8:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Nat Bustos, Steven Garcia, Leroy Lopez, Caesar Morales, Frankie Trevino, and Roland Zarate.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. (979) 245-4613.

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Funeral mass for Guadalupe Hernandez, 88 of Bay City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2010, at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Father Gerry Cernoch, officiating.

Viewing will be from 2 until 7 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2010, and Rosary will be from 7 until 8 p.m. in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Burial will be held immediately after service at Roselawn Cemetery in Van Vleck.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published January 18, 2010                       Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Isabel L. Hernandez
(July 8, 1922 - May 8, 2007)

Isabel L. Hernandez, 84, of Bay City passed away May 8, 2007. He was born July 8, 1922 in Mexico. Survivors include two daughters Maria Martinez and Susana Barron both of Bay City; eight sons Rogelio Hernandez , Jesus Hernandez, & Isabel Hernandez, Jr. all of Eagle Pass, Pedro Hernandez, Hector Hernandez, Juan Hernandez, & Rolando Hernandez all of Bay City and Conrado Hernandez of Wadsworth; sister Inez DeHoyos of Lubbock; brother Juan Cabrales of Mexico; twenty two grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be 12:00 Noon Thursday, May 10, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at the Matagorda Cemetery. His sons will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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Sharon Kaye Manke Hernandez

July 28, 1956 - April 12, 2009

Sharon Kaye Manke Hernandez, 52, of Markham passed away Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 at her home.

She was born July 28, 1956 in Milwaukee Wisconsin to the late Raymond and Brynece Ulm Manke. Sharon had been a resident of Markham for the past 32 years.

She is survived by: her husband of 36 years, Benito Hernandez Jr. of Markham; daughter and son-in-law, Pricilla Hernandez and Jimmy Duran; son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Delores Denise Hernandez; two sisters, Pearl Manke Baars and Shelly Manke Saxby both of Milwaukee Wisconsin; two brothers, Dennis and Larry Manke both of Milwaukee Wisconsin; step-brother, Charles Manke of Brownsville; five grandchildren, Damian Jordan, and Celera Hernandez, Chelsea Mariah and Ben Marquis, and Myra Duran.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, and brother: Delbert Manke.

A prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Aguilar officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ben M. Hernandez, Dennis Manke, Mark Anthony Ramirez, Ray Huerta, James Longoria, and Jimmy Tagle Duran.

Donations can be made to the charity of 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 April 15, 2009                  Photo courtesy of Sharon K. Hernandez
 


Louis A. Herndon
Nov. 5, 1946 - March 12, 2010

Louis A. Herndon, 63, born November 5, 1946 in Halletsville, Texas to the late Arvine and Flora Dean Herndon passed away on Friday, March 12, 2010.

He graduated from Hilliard High School with the class of 1965 in Bay City, Texas. Louis received his Bachelor_s degree from A & I University in Kingsville, Texas. He worked for IBM Corporation in Houston for 30 years.

Louis is survived by: his wife of 38 years, Mrs. Heretta Flowers Herndon and three daughters, Veronica Herndon, Ursula Herndon and Erica Herndon M.D. of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sherryl Herndon Barnes (Alfred) Carolyn Herndon and Linda Herndon Godley (Mack), all of Bay City; one foster sister, Dorothy Baylor of Austin, Texas; one aunt, Rosa Lee Casey of Bay City; and one sister-in-law, Mary Herndon-Johnican of Bay City, Texas. He had numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends who will all miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Arvine Herndon; mother, Flora Dean Clay Herndon; sister Jarvis Herndon Times and brother, Waymond Herndon.

A memorial service will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Mount Ararat Baptist Church where he served faithfully _ located at 5801 West Montgomery Road, Houston, Texas 77091, the Rev. Michael E. Rutledge, Pastor, (713) 692-9954. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church, 2420 Ave B, Bay City, Texas 77414, with the Dr. J. W. Gilbert, Pastor, (979) 244-3442, the Rev. Michael E. Rutledge will be performing both services.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Duncan Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, TX 77414, (979) 245-5199.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 17, 2010
 


Emily Swinky Herrin

 

Funeral services for Emily Swinky Herrin, 52, of Sugarland will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. W. E. Dugger officiating. Burial to follow at Hawley Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Herrin was born August 11, 1937 in Blessing to John Joe and Emilia Esternak Swinky, and died March 9, 1990 at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston.

 

She was a Methodist and former resident of Houston living in Sugarland for the past six years.

 

Survivors include husband Bill Herrin of Sugarland; son and daughter-in-law, Scott Lamar and Jonnie Herrin of Sugarland; sisters, Anna Mae Hurta and Wilma Vavra, both of El Maton, Frances Ann Dusek of East Bernard, Margaret Fehmel of Bay City, Geraldine Strelec of Edna, Pat Scott of Houston, and Doris Johs of Blessing; brothers Edward Swinky of Bay City and Johnny Swinky of Louisville, Ky.; granddaughters Bobbie Jo, Emily and Tracy Herrin of Sugarland; Mother-in-law and Father-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Green of Blessing; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bennie Swinky and sister Louise Boling.

 

Pallbearers are Lance and Chris Scott, Donnie Ray Knebel, Edwin Hurta Jr., Marvin Hurta and Brannon Dusek. Honorary pallbearers are Alton and Milton Vavra Jr., Randall Dusek, Ronnie and Johnnie Knebel, Daryl and Eddie Swinky, Joe Johs III, Lawrence Hurta and Edwin Strelec, Jr.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, March, 1990

 


Eliza Pauline Smith Hickey
(July 1, 1918 - July 3, 2011)
 

Eliza Pauline Smith Hickey, 93, of Markham, TX, passed away Sunday, July 03, 2011 in Bay City, TX. She was born July 1, 1918 at Sexton, Matagorda County, TX to Thomas Brantley Smith and Irma Jane Turner Smith. She was a life long resident of Matagorda County and retired after many years from the First National Bank of Bay City as the Second Vice-President. She was a dedicated bowler for many years, and attended many out-of-state tournaments. She also was a member of, and held several positions at, the Markham United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Ray Hickey; by her parents: Thomas Brantley Smith and Irma Jane Smith; by 4 children: Charles Ray Hickey, Melvin Ray Hickey, Mary Ethel Hickey and Margaret Pauline Hickey; by 3 sisters: Myrtle Elizabeth Johnson, Leoma Jane Hale and Ethel Louise Goode; and by 2 brothers: Oscar William Smith and Joe Green Smith.

She is survived by a daughter: Martha Jane Robertson and husband Raymond of Conroe; by a brother: Tom Brantley Smith and wife Carol of El Paso; and by 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 5 PM to 7 PM Monday, July 4, 2011 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 5, 2001 at Taylor Bros Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, donations may be sent to the Markham United Methodist Church or to the Hawley Cemetery Assoc., Blessing, TX.

Words of comfort 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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Mary Ethel Hickey

Mary Ethel Hickey, 30, of Markham passed away August 11 at the Matagorda General Hospital. Survivors include: father, Louis Ray Hickey; mother, Mrs. Pauline Smith Hickey; brother, Melvin Ray Hickey; sisters, Mrs. Martha Jane Robertson and Mrs. Margaret Pauline Powell; Grandmother Mrs. T. B. Smith Sr., 2 nieces and 2 nephews; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 13, at 4 p. m. at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Warren Hornung of the Markham United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at the Hawley Cemetery with pallbearers being: Weldon Hickey, Leroy Frnka, Bryan Hale, C. E. Hale, C. W. Rush, and William Parks. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home. Memorials given to United Methodist Church, Markham, Texas in her memory.

The Daily Tribune, August, 1974
 

Jesse J. Hickl
July 10, 1921 - Feb. 28, 2010


Jesse J. Hickl passed away Sunday, February 28, 2010.

He will always be remembered for his warmth and smile, and his devotion to his family and church. He was born in Frydek, Texas on July 10, 1921 to the late John and Julie Pavlicek Hickl. The family later settled in El Maton, Texas.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, KJT, KJZT and the Veterans of America.

Jesse served in the US Air Force during WWII, achieving the rank of Corporal. In 1948 he married Georgia Bilicek and they enjoyed 61 wonderful years together while raising a family in Bay City. Jesse worked for Skelly Oil Co. until his retirement in 1984. He later started a commercial mowing business and was involved in ranching. Music was always a big part of his life, forming his first band with his brothers. He later formed his own band, The Jesse Hickl Orchestra and most recently The Bohemian Cowboys.

He is survived by: his wife, Georgia; daughters, Gloria Korenek and husband Ron of Keller, Texas and Nancy Reynolds and husband Phil of Brazoria; sons, Jerry Hickl, Sr. and his wife Sherrie of Sugarland and Jesse Hickl, Jr. of Austin; grandchildren, Valerie Hickl, Ron Korenek, Jr., Jerry Hickl, Jr, Kristina Korenek and step-grandchildren, Kimbrely and Stephanie Soland.

He was preceded in death by: his parents and brothers, William Hickl, Sr., John Hickl, Jr., August Hickl, Louis Hickl, Sr., Edward Hickl, Sr., sisters, Annie Holub and Louise Saha and daughter-in-law, Sandy Hickl.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Michael Merta, Steven Bilicek, Gary Hickl, David Hickl, Larry Fucik, Jerome Hickl, Mike Barta and Donald Hickl. Jerry Bilicek, Joe Hickl, Lawrence Hickl and Jerome Merta will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross School Foundation.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published March 3, 2010
 


MARIE NEMEC HICKL

WEST COLUMBIA - Marie Nemec Hickl, 96, of West Columbia, formerly of Blessing, passed away on Jan. 29, 2010. She was born on Sept. 11, 1913 in Mineola to the late Karl and Eufrasina Fojtik Nemec. She was a homemaker and a member of K.J.Z.T. and St. Anne's Altar Society.

Marie is survived by her daughters, Ann Bilicek and husband Jerry of Taiton, Marianne Holliday and husband Kenneth of San Antonio, Elizabeth Taylor and husband Theodore of West Columbia, and Mildred Borak and husband Donald of Sugar Land; sons, William J. Hickl Jr. and wife Patricia of Stafford, Charles Hickl and wife Betty Jo of Lake Jackson, Francis Hickl and wife Linda of Lake Jackson, and Anthony Hickl and wife Sharon of Lake Jackson; sisters, Annie Kana of Stafford, Agnes Klekar of Luling, and Georgia Dorotik of Taiton; brothers, Joe Nemec of Bay City and Richard Nemec of Katy; also 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William J. Hickl Sr.; daughter, Georgia Urbanovsky; sister, Elizabeth Pesak; and brothers, Anton and Charlie Nemec.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Samuel Appiasi officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Bilicek Jr., Merlin Urbanovsky, William Hickl III, Charles Hickl Jr., Mark Taylor, and Christopher Borak.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Hickl, Chad Hickl, and Mitch Holliday.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Oblate Missions, P.O. Box 659437, 323 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78265-9437.
Services are under the direction of Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 1, 2010


Otilie Annie Hickl
Dec. 22, 1917 – Nov. 15, 2010

Otilie Annie Hickl, 92, went to be with her Lord on Monday, November 15, 2010.

She was born December 22, 1917, in Frydek, Texas, to the late Frank and Frances Sliva Hamala.

She served her Lord in her Catholic faith in the Altar Society, praying the Rosary and attending Mass.

She is survived by: her children, James Hickl of Fairchild, Doris Wendel of Angleton and Patricia Gavranovic of Wharton; by brothers, James Hamala of Houston and Steve Hamala of Pasadena; by seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one step-grandson.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, August Hickl; by her parents; a sister, Frances Hauerland; and by brothers, Louie, Frank, John, Emil, Dominik and Rev. Joseph Hamala.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing with the Rev. Samuel Appiasi, celebrant, and the Rev. Peter Yeboah-Amanfo, co-celebrant.

Interment will immediately follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 17, 2010
 


Bruce Edward Hicks
(November 15, 1951 - October 4, 2007)

Bruce Edward Hicks, 55, of Bay City passed away October 4, 2007. He was born November 15, 1951 in El Campo, TX to the late Ira Wayne and Lucille Robertson Hicks.

Survivors include his wife April Hicks of Bay City; daughters Mary Louise Cornett & Husband Robert Chas of Fort Worth, Elaine Marie Mahar & husband Jasper of Mc Allen and Hannah June Hicks of Bay City; son David Hicks of Austin; step-daughter Rachel Lane Dildy of Wichita, KS; step-sons Jeffrey Henry and Matthew Henry both of Bay City; sister Sharon Hicks of El Maton; brothers Randall Hicks of Bay City and Dwight Hicks of Alabama; and grandchildren Jayden Bradley Hicks and Justin, Zack, Kimberley, Darren, Kaylin, and J. J. Mahar.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5PM to 8PM Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Henry Bradford, Dwight Hicks, Randall Hicks, Thomas Pivonka, Eric Saha and Bill West. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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EARL WAYNE HICKS

PORT LAVACA - Earl Wayne Hicks, 65, of Port Lavaca, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 30, 2010. Wayne was born in Palacios in 1944 and lived most of his live in Port Lavaca. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended Calhoun High School. Retired from construction and owned his own body shop, Wayne loved working with his hands.

Wayne is survived by his sister, Kay Mitchell of Port Alto; two sons, Darrell and Alexander Hicks, both of Austin; two daughters, Virginia Hicks of Austin and Amber Caraway of Port Lavaca; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Marie Hicks of Port Lavaca, members of Alamo Heights Baptist Church.

A brief memorial service will be held at his home located at 3420 FM 3084 on Saturday, Aug. 7th, at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of South Texas.

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 1, 2010
 


CHARLES F. HIGHBERG

Aug. 20, 1938 ~ Aug. 24, 2010

SPRING - Charles Fredrick Highberg, devoted husband, father, brother, and a great American, passed away in Spring after a two month illness on Aug. 24, 2010 with his loving family by his side.

Charles was born Aug. 20, 1938 in Palacios to James L. Highberg and Violet Lorene Bornaman.

Charles was the ultimate American proudly serving this country he loved so much in the U.S. Army from 1957 to his retirement in 1983. He served during the Vietnam conflict. The highlight of his career was to serve 13 years in the White House under four presidents: Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan. At his retirement, he attained the rank of master sergeant (E-8). After retirement, Charles served as administrative assistant to the chairman of the board of Houston Industries, Inc.

Charles is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of 49 years; daughters: Robin and Tracey; brothers: James M. Highberg (Dianna) and James L. Highberg Jr.; sisters: Linda Hamilton, Tiny White and Rita Polensky (Ray); step-sister, Gay Dumm; brothers and sisters-in-law: Vaughn Lambden (Pam), and Lynn Lambden (Mary Pat); and his beloved dog and companion, "Mei Tu".

He was preceded in death by: his father, James Highberg, and mother, Violet Bornaman Highberg; step-mothers, Christine Cross and Virginia Gillespie; and sisters, Nora Jean Cady and Patricia Ann Porter.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today, Aug. 26, 2010, and services will be held at 11 a.m., at Addison Funeral Home in Spring.

The address is 18630 Kuykendahl Road, Spring, TX 77379, phone: 281-350-0998,
www.addisonfuneralhome.com.

Charles will be laid to rest at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston with military honors.

Pallbearers will include Charles' nephews: Stephen, Michael, Jeremy and Justin Lambden; Woody and William Ray Cady; and Donnie and Bruce White.

The family would like to thank their supportive neighbors who helped so much with their prayers and kindnesses shown during this trying time. They would also like to express their gratitude to the physicians and staff at Triumph Northwest Hospital, the Methodist Hospital at Willowbrook, and Northwest Medical Center for their care of Charles.

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 26, 2010
 


DOROTHY RAMSEY CUDE HILL

Graveside services for Dorothy Ramsey Cude Hill, 84, of Charolotte, NC were held Nov. 4, 2008 at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios, Tx.

Mrs. Hill was born March 17, 1924 in Mecklenburg County to the late A. P. and Estelle Skipper Ramsey. She died Oct. 31, 2008.

She is survived by sons Steve Cude of Concord, NC, Rev. Thomas Edwin Cude of El Campo, Tx., William Hensley Cude of El Campo and Michael Robert Hill of Dayton, Tx.; sisters Margaret Lawing, Jean Stewart and Ann Bowers, all of Charlotte, NC; brother Carl Ramsey of Charlotte, NC; 14 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hill.

Arrangements were with Matthews Funeral Home in Wharton.

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, November 5, 2008
 


MAZIE MARIE HILL

BAY CITY - Mazie Marie Hill, 63, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. She was born Dec. 24, 1945 in Bay City to the late Ross Milton Dean and Annie May Trousdale. She was a lifelong resident of Bay City, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was a retired cost accountant from the South Texas Project.

She is survived by her husband: Roy Douglas Hill of Bay City; her daughter: Kelli Kristine Hill Wendel of Bay City; her son: Keith Douglas Hill and wife Amy of Westerville, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her brother: Duane Dean.

The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Oct. 23, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Houston Hospice of El Campo, 1102 N. Mechanic St., El Campo, TX 77437 or to the General Fund of First United Methodist Church, 2304 Ave. H, Bay City, TX 77414.

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

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 23, 2009                                 Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


SUSIE O. HILL
[
November 2, 1898 - December 7, 1978]

 

Susie O. Hill, 81, of Pearland, died Thursday, December 7 in Alvin. She was born October 2, 1897 in Bastrop County.

 

Survivors include a sister, Lucille Thames of Bay City, one niece, Marie Thames and a grand-niece Becky Thames of Bastrop and two nephews, Kenneth Thames and Lloyd Thames of Bay City.

 

Funeral services were held at the Taylor Brothers Chapel, today, Friday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hawley Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers were W. L. Ellis, Verner Bowers, Jr., Chester Kirby, W. V. Hill, Louis Polensky and Gus Franzen.

 

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

 

The Daily Tribune, December 8, 1978

 

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HILL

 

Mrs. Susie O. Hill, 80, of Pearland, died today, Thursday, in Alvin.
 

She was born November 2, 1898 in Bastrop County. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Chester Thames of Bay City and a nephew, W. V. Hill of Pearland. Funeral services will be held at the Taylor Brothers Chapel, Friday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m.

 

Interment at Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

 

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, December 7, 1978

 


William Lawrence Hill

 

HILL, William Lawrence, 82, died at Wagner General Hospital in Palacios.


Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Palacios Funeral Home.

 

Burial was in Hawley Cemetery with the Rev. R. E. Black and the Rev. Rayford Harris officiating.

 

Hill is survived by his wife, Mrs. W. L. Hill of Palacios; three sisters, Mrs. M. A. White of Kingsville, Mrs. G. S. Jones of Fulton and Mrs. R. L. Horn of Bay City; three brothers, G. J. Hill of Pearland, C. B. Hill of De Quincy, La., and R. S. Hill of San Antonio.

 

Pallbearers were W. L. Ellis, R. L. Corporan, Jack Bullington, G. D. Fondon, Dean Merck and Gus Franzen.

 

The Daily Tribune, March 31, 1969

 


LEE ANNABELL HILTON

CORPUS CHRISTI - Lee Annabell Hilton, 78, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010 in Corpus Christi. She was born on June 19, 1931 in Bay City. She was a homemaker.

Lee was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Wedgeworth.

She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Lawrence "Gene" Hilton; her children, Howard and wife Becky Hilton, Patsy and husband Doug Hewlett, Nancy and husband Ron Frandsen, Mary and husband Randy Steward; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 15, 2010 at Seaside Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Alzheimer's Association .

To view tribute, please visit
www.seasidefuneral.com.

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 15, 2010
 


Steven Frick Hiltpold

Funeral services for Steven Frick Hiltpold, 42, of Corpus Christi will be held 11 a. m. Tuesday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jim Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mr. Hiltpold was born Dec. 18, 1947, to Lewis E. and Susie Frick Hiltpold in Bay City and died Oct. 20, 1990 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

A lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, he was president of Naismith Engineering, Inc., the past president and manager in the Central Park Little League, an Eagle Scout and an avid hunter. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1970 and was a member of the Methodist church.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda Vecchio Hiltpold of Corpus Christi; two sons, Christopher Hiltpold and Morgan Hiltpold, both of Corpus Christi; his parents, Ed and Susie Hiltpold of Houston; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Lew and Rosie Hiltpold of Beaumont and Dr. Paul Hiltpold of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Pallbearers are David Underbrink, John Michael, Grant Jackson, Randell Webb, Mike Arklin and Rudy Blahuta.

The Daily Tribune, October, 1990
 

Billie W. Hinson
(June 20, 1918 - January 28, 2007)

Billie W. Hinson, 88, of Bay City passed away January 28, 2007. She was born June 20, 1918 in Shirley, Arkansas to W. C. and Lucy Smith Bradford. She was a former resident of Victoria and attended St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bay City.

Survivors include two sons Watt Hinson & wife Margaret of Bay City & Vance Hinson & wife Twyla Shae of Gause, TX; four grandchildren Eric & wife Heather Hinson, Kirk & wife Lizzy Hinson, Jack Cole, & Lora Cole and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sedgie Hinson, sister June Hauge, brothers William Bradford & Mib Bradford.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, February 2, 2007 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bay City with Rev. Susan Kennard officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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Arnold George Hlavinka
March 15, 1947 _ June 15, 2009

Arnold George Hlavinka, age 62 of Wharton, died Monday, June 15, 2009 from injuries sustained in a farming accident near Magnet.

He was born on March 15, 1947 in Wharton, son of Oldrich J. Hlavinka and Bessie Laitkep Hlavinka.

Arnold was a life long resident of Wharton and Matagorda counties. He was raised in Lane
City, a resident of Bay City from 1982 _ 1992 and for the past 17 years a resident of Wharton. Arnold was a 1965 graduate of Wharton High School and received his BS Degree in Agriculture from Texas A&M University in 1969. Mr. Hlavinka was a self employed Matagorda and Wharton county farmer. He married Blanche Gonzales on September 11, 1992 in Wharton. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and served as an usher for many years. He was a former Boy Scouts Den Leader and a current volunteer at Wharton Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wharton. He was a member of the El Campo Deanery A.C.T.S., KJT and Knights of Columbus in Wharton. He served on numerous Boards in Matagorda County.

Funeral mass services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton with Father Dominic Antwi-Boasiako officiating and Concelebrants Father Tommy Chen and Father Joe Vrana.

Interment followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rosary services were held Wednesday evening at Holy Family Catholic Church with Deacon David Valdez officiating.

Survivors include: his wife, Blanche of Wharton; daughter, Bernice Pavlicek and husband, Bo of Cypress, Texas; sons, Rene Carbajal Jr. and wife, Amy of Rosenberg, Colin Hlavinka and wife, Brooke of El Campo, Conor Hlavinka and wife, Gloria of Anchorage, Alaska; mother, Bessie Hlavinka of Wharton; grandchildren, Beaudy Rene Carbajal, Arisa Marie Carbajal, Hayley Renee Pavlicek and Carter Scott Hlavinka; numerous brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

Arnold was preceded in death by is father, O. J. Hlavinka.

Pallbearers were B. J. Jackson, Jerry Shimek, Pee Wee Bock, Bubba Bock, Grady Hollingsworth, Brad Ataway, Greg Janek and Johnny Kunkel.

Honorary pallbearers were A.C.T. S. Brothers.

If desiring, memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund, 2011 Briar Lane, Wharton
, TX 77488
.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Published June 22, 2009
 


Stephanie Milich Hlavinka
(June 12, 1924 - October 3, 2005)

Stephanie Milich “Steffie” Hlavinka, 81, of Bay City died October 3, 2005 in Bay City. She was born June 12, 1924 in Czechoslovakia to Emil and Anna Milich. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and had been a resident of Bay City for 60 years.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Johnny Lowe of Bay City and Mary Salinas of Galveston and by two grandchildren Stephanie Munson and her husband Stratton of Angleton and Jack J. Bevers III of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband John S. Hlavinka, a daughter Betty Bevers, five sisters and three brothers.

A rosary will be read at 7:00 pm Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

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Frances Marie Hlozek
(January 28, 1919 - June 4, 2005)

Frances Marie Hlozek, 86, of El Campo passed away June 4, 2005 in Wharton. She was born January 28, 1919 in Cistern, Texas to Tom F. Brdecko and Mary L. Dornak Brdecko. She was a life long resident of Blessing.

She is survived by two daughters, Bernice Todd of Denison, Texas and Dorothy Foltyn of Bay City; by two sisters, Martha Vacek of Palacios and Rosie Kosarek of Blessing; by six grandchildren, Richard Foltyn, Michael Foltyn, Darrell Foltyn, Phyllis Wilburn, Marilyn Nye and Tony Todd; and by two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Ed A. Hlozek; a son, Edward L. Hlozek; three sisters, Mary Tomasek, Bernice Brdecko and Mary Brdecko and by one grandson, Douglas Foltyn.

A rosary will be recited at 1:30 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing followed by funeral services at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing.

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

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MARTHA HLOZEK

BLESSING - Martha Mary Hlozek, 89, passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2009 in The Woodlands. She was born in Holman to the late Joe and Francis Zapalac. Martha lived much of her adult life in Blessing. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America-El Campo and a member of the KJZT and SPJST.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry S. Hlozek; sisters, Mollie Miska, Justina Orsak, and Judith Zapalac; and brothers, Raymond Zapalac, Steve Zapalac, and John Zapalac.

She is survived by her sons, Robert J. Hlozek and wife Carolyn of The Woodlands, Donald R. Hlozek and wife Patricia of Bryan, and Michael W. Hlozek and wife Christine of Spring; grandchildren, Laura and Mike Atchue, Robert and Jessie Hlosek, Jerry Hlosek, Brad Hlosek, and Lindsay and Justin Elliott; her three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at noon today, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., at Triska Funeral Home in El Campo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Samuel Appaisi officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Jerry Hlosek, Brad Hlozek, Justin Elliott, Randy Fitch, Mike Atchue, and John Fitch.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Church or donor's choice.

Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 20, 2009
 


Vivian Irene Hobbins

Vivian Irene Hobbins, 86, of Ashwood, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

She was born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, on April 13, 1921, to Dolphus and Mattie Fincher.

She is survived by her son, James Hobbins and wife, Nancy; daughters, Maybell Evans and husband, Jerriel, and Sandra Hoots; nine grandchildren, Darlene Jones, Jerry Evans, Terry Evans, Stacy Ging, Autrey Hoots, Brandon Hoots, James Wyatt, Paula Scott and Donald Wyatt Jr.; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard T. Hobbins, and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at Stroud Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:00 noon until service time. Burial will be in Blessing, Texas, at
Hawley Cemetery.

Memorial condolences may be made at www.stroud funeralhome.com.

Final arrangements entrusted to Stroud Funeral Home, 538 N. Highway 288-B, Clute, Texas. (979) 265-1188.

Published July 20, 2007
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Martha Hobbs

Funeral services for Martha Hobbs, 67 of West Columbia will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3300 Ave F., Bay City, Texas with the Rev. G.W. Holland, officiating and Dr. C.E. Richardson, Sr. eulogizing. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

She died Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at the Angleton Danbury Hospital.

Martha was in the missions department at church, she was chaplain for the Senior Community Outreach at the church, and a nurses aide for the Brazosport Hospital for almost 20 years. She loved reading Christian magazines, crocheting, bingo, baking, and playing cards with her granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leola Davidson Sr.; two sisters, Diana Davidson and Buelah Mae Davidson; four brothers, John E. Davidson Jr., Wesley Davidson, Tom Davidson and Arthur Davidson.

Martha is survived by: two daughters, Marsha Simple of West Columbia and Bobby Opara of Clute; four brothers, Elder Samuel Williams (Ruby) of Pearland, Ernest Munir of Bay City, Hugh Davidson Sr. (Margie) of Houston and Solomon Munir of Richwood; special friends, Tenola Franklin and Ester Brown of West Columbia; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Adam Troy Davidson, Richard Smith, Hugh Davidson Jr., Brian Davidson, Issac Clark, Shannon Amey, Aaron Williams, Gregory Williams and Shawn Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Massey Jr., Caniel Massey, Edward Simple, Silvester Simple Jr., Elder Samuel Williams, Hugh Davidson Sr., Solomon Munir, Ernest Munir, Eric Williams, Kevin Vasser and the Deacons of First Missionary Baptist Church of Angleton.

Visitation was from 3 until 8 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2009, at Dixon Funeral Home, 2025 E. Mulberry, Angleton, TX 77515.

Send online condolences to www.dixonfuneralhome.com

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Angleton at 979-849-8800.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 23, 2009
 


PEGGY JANE HOBBS
 

BAY CITY - Peggy Jane Hobbs, 72, of Bay City passed away July 3, 2008. She was born July 31, 1935 in Vivian, La., to the late Carlton C. and Marvalene Clark Lomax. She had been a resident of Bay City for 23 years where she was employed at Tett's Jewelers for 20 of those years. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church and gave of her time selflessly to her community.|

She was a very loving mother, grandmother and wife and leaves behind her husband of 52 years, William H. Hobbs of Bay City; daughter, Amanda Smith of Austin; son, Keith Hobbs of Bay City; sister, Carmen Guidry of Lafayette, La.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Harrison officiating.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of A-Med Community Hospice for their care and support.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to A-Med Community Hospice; 2919 Palmer Hwy, Texas City, Texas 77590.

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 the Victoria Advocate on 7/5/2008

 


Carrie Josie Hodges

Mrs. Carrie Josie Hodges, 89, of Palacios died August1 at the Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. Survivors include: daughter, Mrs. Eula Pore of Lake Livingston; two granddaughters, Mrs. Glenda Dethrow of Palacios and Mrs. Dana Weakley of Corpus Christi; six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held August 2 at 2 p. m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Palacios with Rev. Douglas Cadwallader officiating. Interment will be at the Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, August, 1979
 


Dennis Wayne Hodges
Dec. 13, 1959 - Jan. 19, 2010

Dennis Wayne Hodges, 50, of Red Oak, Texas passed away January 19, 2010

He was born December 13, 1959 in Texas City, Texas to the late Orville Andrew Hodges, Sr. and Francis Lewis Hodges.

He was a 1977 graduate of Van Vleck High School and later served in the US Navy.

Dennis currently worked at the Old Brick Yard Golf Club in Ferris, Texas and formerly employed by Zachary Construction as a safety technician. He loved his son, cooking and golf and had a great personality and sense of humor.

In addition to his parents his brother Orville Andrew "Andy" Hodges, Jr. preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his son, Dustin Wayne Hodges; step-daughter, Melissa Krause; former wife, Nancy Cox; siblings, Cynthia Ann Jones and husband Jay and Jerry Glenn Hodges and wife Crystal; nieces, Christine Salinas and husband Pete, Amy Kirby and husband Jason, Jill Bermudez and husband Manuel, Dawn Hodges, Kimberly Jones and Rachel Hodges; great nephews and nieces, Christian Salinas, Paige Salinas, Brason Salinas, Landon Salinas, Aiden Salinas, Kaile Kirby and Ava Hodges.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck with Pete Salinas 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.

Bay City Tribune, Published January 24, 2010
 


Noma Lee Cummings Schmerber Hodges
April 26, 1931 – Nov. 4, 2010

Noma Lee Hodges, 79, formerly of Clute and Lake Jackson, passed away peacefully on the morning of November 4, 2010, at Regent Care Center in Humble, Texas, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Noma was born on April 26, 1931, in Bay City, Texas, the daughter of Nannie Bell Meredith and E. B. Cummings.

Her first husband, James Richard Schmerber, preceded her in death May 17, 1954, and her second husband, Kenneth Lamond Hodges, preceded her in death January 8, 2006.

She was also preceded in death by: her parents; sisters, Frankie Cummings Robinson of Oyster Creek, Maudie Cummings Taylor Adams of Bay City; and one brother, E. B. Cummings, also of Bay City.

Noma came to Lake Jackson from Bay City in 1961 when Kenneth went to work for the Lake Jackson Police Department. She worked for many years as an assistant at the Lake Jackson Library.

Later, after moving to Clute, where Kenneth worked for the Clute police and fire departments, she opened Topsy Turvy Snow Cones across the street from Reck’s Grocery Store, where many local residents happily refreshed themselves on hot summer days.

In the winter, Noma accompanied Kenneth as he portrayed Santa Claus, frequently being mistaken for Mrs. Claus.

She was an avid teddy bear — as well as other stuffed animals — collector; a great lover of mysteries, both written and filmed; and a doting mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many.

She is survived by: her son, Richard Schmerber and wife, Cindi of Humble; grandsons, Scott Schmerber of Webster, Jimmy Schmerber and wife Leslie of Rosharon, John Schmerber of Pasadena; and one great-granddaughter, Lindsey Schmerber of Rosharon. Also surviving are her brother- and sister-in-law, Bobby and Beth Hodges of Gatesville; brother-in-law, Sam Schmerber of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister-in-law, Lois Cummings of Bay City, Elaine Erickson of Longmont, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to the personnel at Village on the Creek in Clute, Regent Care Center in Humble and especially Compassionate Care Hospice of Kingwood, Texas, for their loving, diligent care of “Maw” as she courageously battled this horrible disease.

Visitation will begin at noon, Monday, November 8, 2010.

A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with interment immediately following at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Memorial online condolences may be sent to www.stroudfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Stroud Funeral Home, 538 N. 288 B Clute, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, November 7, 2010
 


Maria Hodovsky
(March 15, 1931 - September 19, 2009)

Maria Hodovsky, 78, of Palacios passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009 in Houston. She was born March 15, 1931 in Wolfsberg, Austria.

Maria is survived by her husband: Herbert Hodovsky of Palacios; son: Herbert C. Hodovsky of Houma, Louisiana; 3 grandchildren: Devon Marie Hodovsky, Jacob Karl Hodovsky, and Alana Haley Hodovsky.

A memorial service for Mrs. Hodovsky will be held at a later date.

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Albert George Hoffman, Sr.
(February 11, 1927 - November 12, 2008)

Albert George Hoffman, Sr., 81, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2008. He was born February 11, 1927 in Clemville, TX to Gustave Elirt Hoffman and Selma Schulze Hoffman. He was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and was a former Police Officer for the City of Bay City. He was baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church of El Campo and was a charter member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bay City; a retired pipefitter having worked with Phillips Petroleum and for Pipefitters Local #211. He was also a member of VFW post # 2438 in Bay City and was a veteran of the US Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife: Genevia Schimek Hoffman of Bay City; by his sons: Albert G. Hoffman, Jr. & wife Janet of Wharton and Randy L. Hoffman, Sr. and wife Kathy of Bay City; his brothers: Gus Hoffman and Wilbur Hoffman, both of Markham; and by 5 grandchildren: Kristi Hoffman, Trey Hoffman, Susan Hoffman, Randy Lynn Hoffman, Jr., and John Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his parents: Gustave & Selma Hoffman; his brother: Henry Hoffman; and a granddaughter: Dawn Leann Hoffman.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bay City with Rev. Jared Stillions officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, TX. Pallbearers will be Paul Roe, Robert Roe, Clark Bergstrom, Robert Hoffman, Ottmar Schimek, Jr. and Russell Corporon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3000 9th St., Bay City, TX 77414

Online 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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Bobbie Jean Falletti Hoffman
(June 24, 1937 - March 5, 2011)

Bobbie Jean Falletti Hoffman, 73, of Bay City passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 in Sugar Land, TX. She was born June 24, 1937 in Bay City to Robert Cocke and Ida Mae Quinney Cocke. She was a long time resident of Matagorda County, a member of the Baptist Church, and a retired waitress.

She is survived by her daughter: Shari Cartwright and husband Son of Katy; by her sons: Matthew Michael Falletti of Conroe and David Anthony Falletti and wife Kerri of Winfield, KS; a sister: Sharon Figart of Corpus Christi; by brother: Mike Figart of Conroe; by grandchildren: Brandon Wayne Cartwright, Rebecca Lynn Mayo, Kenneth James Cartwright, Kesha Elizebeth Falletti, Anthony Michael Falletti, and Matthew Ray Falletti; and by 7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church of Bay City with Rev. Lane Par-Due officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be: Brandon Cartwright, Kenneth Cartwright, Anthony Falletti, Chase Kaiser, Blane Carlisle and Johnnie Carroll. Honorary pallbearers include: Matthew Falletti, Hayden Cartwright and Lane Cartwright.

Words of comfort 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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Carol Hoffman
 

Carol Ann Hoffman, age 51, of Wharton, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Oakwood Medical Center in Richmond following an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 3, 1957, in Bay City, daughter of the late V. L. Frick and Clara Babb Frick.

 

Mrs. Hoffman was a 1976 graduate of Tidehaven High School and was a 30-year resident of Wharton. She married Hugh Alan Hoffman on Feb. 19, 1977 in Wharton. Mrs. Hoffman was employed as an office manager for B&S Services in Boling for the past seven years and was a sales clerk for S.L. Miori Co. in Wharton for 20 years prior. She was Baptist by faith. Mrs. Hoffman enjoyed gardening, fishing and being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

Graveside services and interment were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in El Campo with the Reverend Mack Mathis officiating.

 

Survivors include her husband, Hugh Alan Hoffman of Wharton; sons, Chris Anthony Hoffman and wife, Jennifer of Wharton and Steve Alan Hoffman of Wharton; sister, Lois McDermott of Markham; brother, Bob Frick and wife, Lorinda of Markham; grandchildren, Alexis Kaye Hoffman, Chambree Lynn Hoffman and Tayden Edward Alan Hoffman.

 

Pallbearers were Freddie Zahn, Maggie Dodd, Sharon Isaacs, Gary Maretka, Roberto Celedon and Mark Goff.

 

Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Bannert, Leon Bannert, Wayne Fults and Sylvan Miori.

 

If desiring, memorials may be made to Carol Ann Hoffman Grandchildren's Fund, c/o Vista Bank, 1610 N. Alabama Road, Wharton, TX 77488; or Vista Bank, 100 Texas Ave., Boling, TX 77420.

 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

 

Wharton Journal-Spectator, January 21, 2009

 


Genevia Lorene Hoffman
Oct. 10, 1933 - May 30, 2010

Genevia Lorene Hoffman, 76, of Bay City passed away May 30, 2010.

She was born Oct. 10, 1933 in Markham, Texas to the late Henry and Christine Wentercha Schimek.

She married Albert G. Hoffman on Dec. 29, 1948 and they shared 60 years together before his death on Nov. 12, 2008. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Dawn Hoffman. She was a Charter Member of St. Peter Lutheran Church; member of Ladies Auxiliary Philip H. Parker VFW Post 2438; member of the Altar Society and served as secretary for the local chapter of Thrivent Insurance. Genevia will be remembered for her love and dedication to St. Peter Lutheran Church and her love for her husband, children and grandchildren. She had a love for cooking and was known for her infamous Poppy Seed Cake. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: sons and their wives, Albert Hoffman, Jr. and Janet of Wharton and Randy Hoffman, Sr. and Kathy of Bay City; sisters, Cecelia Harvey of Bay City and Irene Schlueter of Alexandria, Louisiana; brother Ottmar Schimek, Sr. of Bay City and grandchildren, Kristi, Trey, and John Hoffman, Susan Hoffman Evanick, and Randy Hoffman, Jr.

The family will receive friends and family from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jared Stillions officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Hoffman, Trey Hoffman, Russell Corporan, Ottmar Shimek, Jr., Ryan Evanicky, and Robert Hoffman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kristi Hoffman, Susan Evanicky, Randy Hoffman, Jr. and Christine Ryan.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church; 3000 9th St.; Bay City, TX 77414.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published June 2, 2010
 


John Leslie Hoffman
(December 28, 1948 - December 2, 2007)

John Leslie “Big John” Hoffman, 59, of Sargent, TX passed away December 2, 2007. He was born March 28, 1948 in Washington, DC to Gladys Hennessey & Leslie J. Hoffman. He had been a resident of Sargent since 1976, served in the US Army in Viet Nam and was a member of VFW Post 2412 in Sargent. He was an awesome carpenter who loved and cherished his family & friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Robert E. Hoffman. Survivors include his mother Gladys H. Hoffman of Bay City; wife Sandra Womack of Sargent; daughter Lisa J. Hoffman of Kingwood; son John P. Hoffman & wife Wendy of Bay City; brothers Paul Hoffman & Michael Hoffman both of Virginia; grandchildren Carissa, Lesley, & Kaley Hoffman all of Bay City and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. John-Nelson Pope officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jim Taylor, James Cortinas, Mike Cortinas, Robert Hoffman, Jr., Bruce Hanzen and Pete Thibeault. Honorary pallbearers include Foster “Buddy” Simmons, Dale Matthew, Charles Jernigan, Steve LaBar, Todd Fletcher and members of VFW Post 2412. Memorials may be made to his grandchildren’s scholarship fund at BayCel Federal Credit Union in Bay City.

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PATSY NELL HOFFMAN


Funeral services for Patsy Nell Hoffman, 61, of Gonzales, were held Dec. 4, 2008 in the First United Methodist Church in Gonzales with Dr. Harvey Hoffman officiating. Interment was at Live Oak Cemetery in Manchaca.

Mrs. Hoffman was born July 14, 1947 in Austin, Texas to the late Leonard Darrell and Elna Blanche Seaton Harp. She went to her Lord and Savior on Dec. 1, 2008.

She graduated from Andersonville Bible College with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education. She married Hollas C. Hoffman on May 19, 1967 in Austin. She was a model pastor’s wife, always on the front lines with her big smile, sweet demeanor and supportive manner. She was a great mom, super wife and over the top grandma. She was always a devout member of her husband’s churches, the last being Eastside Baptist Church in Gonzales.

She is survived by her adoring husband of 41 years Rev. Hollas C. Hoffman of Gonzales; sons and a daughter-in-law, Hollas Clayton Hoffman of Katy, Christopher Dean and Jennifer Hoffman of Hutto, and Heath Clinton Hoffman of Hutto; sisters and brother-in-laws, Rae Johnson of Nashville, TN., Doris and Eugene Patches of Austin, and Joyce and Robert Jentsch of Wimberley; brother and sister-in-law Darrell and Norma Harp of Austin; and grandchildren Shelby Lynn, Kailey Belle, Haley Rachael, Heath Reid and Kinley Dean Hoffman.

Pallbearers are Trey Eilers, Michael Winfrey, Derek Staedtler, Trenton Helmcamp, Chad Pelaquin and Marc Tidwell.

Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 701 Seydler Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629.
 

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, December 10, 2008

 

 


Walter M. Hogan, son of Mr. And Mrs. H. B. Hogan, died at the home of his parents in this city yesterday morning at 4:30 and will be buried tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 10 o'clock in Cedarvale Cemetery.

 

This young man, for the last few years had been living in Arizona, hoping that the high altitude would be beneficial to him, but some days ago his doctors told him that he had only a short while to live, so he returned to home and loved ones.

 

Walter was a little over 29 years of age and contracted tuberculosis doing outdoor work during the flood of 1913. It became apparent that he was afflicted and he left for Arizona soon afterwards.

 

To the grief-stricken parents, brothers and sisters The Tribune extends its deepest sympathy.

The Matagorda County Tribune, January 17, 1919

 


JOHN HOLBERT

Memorial services for John Robert "Robi" Holbert of Stafford are scheduled for 7 p. m. on Sept. 2, 1997 at Reformed Church of Latter Day Saints, 6122 Fairbanks-North Houston Road.

Mr. Holbert joined the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997. He was born May 28, 1949 in Harlingen.

He is survived by his parents, Robert W. "Bob" and Betsy Holbert of Bay City; his wife Nadine of Stafford; children Tommy and Hillary Schulz of Manuel along with Andrea and Alexander Holbert of Stafford; his sister Barbara "Chicky" with her husband Michael and children Jeremy, Stephen and Misty of Clear Lake and hundreds of friends throughout Texas.

A kind and loving man who never met a stranger, Robby was prominent in all phases of motorcycle racing for many years.

Upon retirement of his "leathers," Robi became a recognized expert in cycle part sales. He will missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements are through Miller Funeral Home, Houston.

The Daily Tribune, August 31, 1997
 


Robert Winfield “ Bob” Holbert
Sept. 26, 1928 - Dec. 14, 2006

Robert Winfield “ Bob” Holbert, 78 of Bay City died Thursday, December 14, 2006 in Bay City.

He was born September 26, 1928 in Harlingen, Texas to the late Ecco Martin Holbert and Robert Cassius Holbert. Bob had graduated high school in La Feria, Texas and attended college at Edinburgh Junior College, Edinburgh, Texas. He married Betty Lou (Betsy) Alexander, July 15, 1948. They were blessed with two children, John Robert and Barbara, seven grandchildren, Jeremy Normann, Stephen Thomas, Tommy Shultz, Misty Fernandez, Andrea Holbert English, and Alexandra Holbert. Also by two great grandchildren, Gianni Fernandez, and Carsen English.

Bob was in business for seven years in the citrus fruit nursery and farming industries with his father. He then went to work for Union Carbide Corporation, Seadrift, Texas operations and four years in Cubatao Sao Paulo, Brazil. He returned to the U.S. and retired after twelve years at Seadrift Pipeline Corporation offices and storage facility, Clemville, Texas. He retired after 31 years of service with Union Carbide, later purchased by Dow Corporation.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Cassie Jean Adams, grandchild, Joseph Winfield Holbert, and son John Robert Holbert.

Bob was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bay City, serving as deacon, elder, and member of the choir.

The family received visitors from 6 until 7 p.m. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Friday December 15, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. John-Nelson Pope officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and special friend Roy Hitzfeld. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published December 17, 2006, Matagorda County, Texas


Wendall M. Holcomb

 

EL CAMPO - Wendall Morton Holcomb, 92, of El Campo, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003.

 

He was born Oct. 9, 1911, in Odessa, Mo., to the late Paul B. and Alice Barnes Holcomb. He was a retired accountant and ranch manager for Runnells Pierce Ranch and member of First United Methodist Church.

 

Survivors: daughter, Ann Holcomb of El Campo; son, Lyndon Holcomb of Port Aransas; and sister, Marcella Barge of Phoenix.

 

Preceded in death by: wife, Ruth Shult; sister, Maurine Duncan Van der Pool; and brothers, Murray Holcomb, Eldon Holcomb, and Wayne Holcomb.

 

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawley Cemetery [Matagorda County, Texas], the Rev. Joyce McCormick officiating.

 

The Victoria Advocate, October 28, 2003

 


Charlotte Ann Wininger Holder
(May 26, 1953 - December 18, 2006)

CHARLOTTE ANN WININGER HOLDER passed away December 18, 2006. Born May 26, 1953 in California, Charlotte lived most of her life in Houston, TX. She is survived by her three sons Ronnie Cano, James Holder and wife Kristi, Jason Holder and wife Robin and five grandchildren: Spencer and Rylie, James and Jaylon, and Janelle. She is also survived by her four sisters Jackie Snowden, Annie Barnes, Mary Mosegard and Lisa Morales as well as their husbands and many nieces and nephews. Charlotte's greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother. Her happiest moments were those spent with family and friends. Her laughter and abiding sense of humor were gifts she shared with everyone. By every person who loved her, and by every life she touched, Charlotte's memory will be cherished. A memorial service will be held on December 23, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Second Baptist Church Chapel, 6400 Woodway, Houston, TX 77057. Flowers will be received the same day at the chapel.

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Merline Rickaway Hollar
(February 9, 1927 - January 18, 2007)

Mrs. Merline Rickaway (Penny) Hollar, 79, of Gadsden, AL passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007. She was born February 9, 1927 in South Texas to the late August and Esther Rickaway. Mrs. Hollar was a longtime resident of Gadsden, a member of the First Baptist Church of Gadsden, and Served as President of The Newcomers Club of Gadsden. She was also an avid bridge player, a supporter of the Humane Society, and a charter member of the Bon Apetit Supper Club. Mrs. Hollar loved Christmas and Christmas trees, and participated in the Christmas Tour of Homes for many years. She lived life to the fullest and loved her family and friends dearly, especially her grandsons Wes and Zac.

She is survived by her husband: Don Hollar of Gadsden, AL; son & daughter-in-law: Wayne & Paula Hollar of Gadsden, AL; daughter: Lorie Hollar of St. Augustine, FL; grandchildren: Wes and Zac Hollar; and special friend: Gloria Thomas. Extended family includes descendants of the Frank Rickaway family from Blessing, TX, and the J.W. Klaus family of Lolita, TX. Mrs. Hollar was preceded in death by her parents, August & Esther Rickaway.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Wes, Zac, Gary, Don, and Steve Hollar, Darryl Rickaway, Mike Patterson, Steve Caldwell, and Mark Murphy. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Big Oak Ranch 5265 Jake mintz Rd. Southside, AL 35905, Humane Society of Etowah County 1700 Chestnut St. Gadsden, AL 35901, and Southern Care Hospice 219 S. 4th St. Gadsden, AL 35901. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

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Randy Edward Holliday
(September 7, 1958 - May 1, 2008)

Randy E. Holliday, 49, passed away at his home on May 1, 2008, in Leander, Texas. He was born September 7, 1958, in Bay City, TX.

He dedicated his life to his loving family and his job. He worked at City Mechanics Services in Austin, TX as an A/C Supervisor. He started working at “REPCO” in Bay City 27 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter “Bud” Holliday.

He is survived by: his wife, Lora Holliday; mother, Verna Holliday; sons, Robbie Holliday, Chris Holliday (Savannah) and Jeremy Holliday; daughters, Brianne Holliday Adams and Keisha Denn; brother, Brian Holliday (Laura); sister, Sandra LeMaster; grandchildren, CJ, Aidan and Olivia Holliday; and many nephews and nieces. He will be missed.

Visitation will be at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from 8 AM to 5 PM, Thursday and Friday. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the home of Brian and Laura Holliday, 548 County Road 180, Oak Creek 1, Van Vleck, TX at Randy’s request.

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

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Ila Pearl Holloway
(September 29, 1913 - February 20, 2006)

Ila Pearl Williams Holloway was born in rural East Texas on September 29, 1913 to Arter Preston Williams and Jenny Frank Pierce Williams. She was the eighth of thirteen children. When Ila was five years old, her father moved their entire family from Lee County to Matagorda County by train. Three generations and all the families’ possessions and livestock made the journey. Ila spent her most of her life in and near Bay City.

The Williams family operated a farm near Bay City. An adjacent farm was operated by the Holloway family. Four marriages resulted between these neighbors; three Holloway brothers and a sister married two Williams sisters, a brother and a cousin.

Ila married John Henry Holloway on October 27, 1934 in Bay City, Texas with her sister, Edna, attending. Four children, ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren resulted from this union. John passed away on May 9, 1973.

Ila is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Holloway Highfield of Kerrville. Her granddaughter, Jennifer Highfield, husband Jimmy Furr and great grandson, J. W. of Ingram; grandson, Travis Highfield and wife Debbie of Houston and great grandchildren, Hannah and Daniel of Minnesota. Daughter, Jean Holloway Witt and husband Gerald of Camp Verde, Texas. Her grandson, David Witt, wife Jeanna and great grandsons, Jake and Josh of Denton, Texas; granddaughter, Marla Witt McCarty, husband Brian and great grandchildren Kyle, Katie and Claire of Kerrville. Daughter, Sue Holloway of Center Point, Texas. Her granddaughter, Melissa Fisbeck Pearson, husband Tony and great granddaughters, Emily and Savannah of San Antonio; grandson, John Mitchell Fisbeck, wife Becky and great grandchildren Nate and Shelby of The Woodlands, Texas. Son, John Henry Holloway, Jr. and wife Billie of Spring Branch, Texas. Grandsons, Michael Holloway; Kenneth Holloway of Houston; Dusty Brimberry of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jason Brimberry and wife Courtney and great granddaughters Zoe and Mia of Grand Prairie, Texas. Ila moved to Kerrville, Texas to be near her daughters. She was a proud member of the Center Point United Methodist Church. Her favorite pastimes included handwork like quilting and embroidery. She lived independently until the age of 92. Ila Holloway passed away peacefully on February 20, 2006 in Kerrville, Texas surrounded by her family. Her wisdom and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Ila is survived by one brother F. J. Williams and wife LaVerne of Bay City. She is proceeded in death by her husband, six sisters and five brothers.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Mack McKinney officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas. Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will include Ila’s great nieces and nephews. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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Mary Jane Holloway
(November 22, 1934 - February 10, 2007)

Mary Jane Holloway, 72, of Francitas, TX passed away Feb. 10, 2007. She was born Nov. 22, 1934 to the late John Martin and Mable May Smith Schillings. She was a former longtime resident of Palacios and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband Lloyd Holloway of Francitas, daughter Mable May Eggameyer of Palacios, son Lloyd Holloway, Jr. of San Dia, TX, sisters Dorothy Ann Kraiser of Pt. Lavaca & Wanda Matura of Collegeport, ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughters Mary Ann Anderson and Kathy Ann Holloway Loff.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Bro. Shan Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at the Francitas Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home in Palacios. 361-972-2012.

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Ethel Daisy Holmes

Graveside services for Ethel Daisy Holmes, 98, of Blessing, will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing, with the Rev. Jack Lowery officiating.

Mrs. Holmes was born Dec. 11, 1886, to William Downer and Fannie Adkins in Port Slade, England, and died July 15, 1985, at Wagner General Hospital, Palacios.

She was a member of the Episcopal church.

Survivors include a sister, Winnifred Andrews of Houston; a sister-in-law, Gladys Downer of Corpus Christi; five nieces, Ruth Smudrick of Bay City, Darlene Painter of Corpus Christi, Elizabeth Bauerle of Houston, Burnice Howell of Sweeny and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes of Freeport; and four nephews, Bob Sifford of Markham, William Sifford of Bay City, Paul Sifford of Markham and Roy Downer of Corpus Christi.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, July, 1985
 


Miss Holsworth Burial Thursday

Miss Margaret Holsworth of Collegeport passed away at her residence there on Monday at age 68.

A native of Joliet, Ill., she was a retired teacher and had resided in this area since 1910. Miss Holsworth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Collegeport.

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p. m. from the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Hawley Cemetery. Rev. William J. Hodge, officiating.

Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. William J. Hodge of Longview and Mrs. Jesse A. Derrick of Waco and two nephews, Thomas E. Holsworth and Mason S. Holsworth, both of Collegeport, six great nieces and two great nephews.

Taylor Brothers is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, December, 1964
 


JACQUELINE J. HOLT

Funeral services for Jacqueline J. Holt, 86, of Palacios, Tx., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios with Rev. Zach Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Palacios Funeral Home.

Mrs. Holt was born July 19, 1923 in Palacios to the late Ron Calvin and Lyda Gaye Williams Huddleston. She passed away April 2, 2010.

She was married to Billy Holt. She was past Assistant Vice President of the City State Bank of Palacios; member of the Bridge Club; member of the Alpha Club; and honorary member of the Harmonie Club.

Survivors include son Chipper Holt and wife Barbara of Pasadena; daughter Patti Bertsch and husband Mark of Bay City; grandchildren Billy Joe Holt of San Antonio, Leigh Taylor Holt of Houston, Laura and Amy Bertsch of Bay City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy; brothers Wayne and K. D. “Buttsey”; and sister Elaine.

Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Holt, Rod, Scott and Steve Shafer, Jarod Sissom, Craig Becker and Austin Shepard.

Please make memorials donations to First Baptist Church of Palacios or the Palacios Community Medical Center.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, 361-972-2012.

The Palacios Beacon, April 7, 2010
 

Funeral services for Larry Darnell Holt, 33, formerly of Matagorda, who passed away February 24, 2010, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, Pastor and the Rev. C. Bass, eulogist.

Burial will follow at Matagorda Cemetery.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published March 3, 2010
 


Marjorie Dawn Fitzgerald Holt

Marjorie Dawn Fitzgerald Holt passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011 at home in Brady, Texas. She was born on February 17, 1937 to Ira Alexander “Jim” Fitzgerald and Edith Day Fitzgerald in Midfield, Matagorda [County], Texas. She went to school grades 1-4 in Midfield, grades 5-8 in Blessing, high school years at Tidehaven and graduated in 1955. In June of 1955 she went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Bay City, Texas as a telephone operator and retired after 30 years of service as an Area Manager of Special Services. She was a member of the LDS, Brady Branch, a member of the Genealogy Group at Brady Public Library and Telephone Pioneers. She also taught Gospels at LDS Church and was Past President—Primary and past Seminary Teacher. She is survived by her husband Neal Ray Holt, Sr. of Brady, son, John Wales, daughter Jane Katona and step daughter, Debbie White. Granddaughters Danielle Wales and Katherine Hughes, step grandson, Justin Holt. She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Bob and Willis, 8 sisters, Velcie, Chaflin, Gladys, Robert, Edna, Lois, Lila Mae, Barbara, Betty Lou, Geraldine.

[Buried in Midfield Cemetery]

San Angelo Standard-Times, May 4, 2011
 


William Washington “Billy” Holt
Jan. 26, 1923 – April 19, 2008

Funeral services for long-time Palacios resident William Washington “Billy” Holt will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios with the Rev. James Collins Officiating.

Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios. Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Holt, Bill Kennemer, Brooks Kennemer, Buddy Kennemer, David Holt, Don Cohenour, Billy Paddie and Danny Windham.

Holt died Saturday, April 19, 2008 in Pasadena.

Born January 26, 1923 in San Augustine County, Texas, he was the third of five children of Mallie Tillery Holt and John Calvin Holt. He grew up on a farm six miles west of San Augustine. After graduation from high school he engaged in farming and ranching with his father.

During WWII he served with the USA Merchant Marines in the Pacific Theater. In 1948 he opened a cattle auction in Palacios and later in Bay City and Smithville. In 1973 he entered the automobile sales industry and continued in that line of work until his retirement.

In 1951 he married Jackie Huddleston of Palacios and she survives him. Also surviving are: a son, Chipper Holt and wife Barbara of Deer Park; daughter, Patti Bertsch and husband Mark of Bay City; grandchildren, Billy Joe Holt of San Antonio and Leigh Taylor Holt of Houston; Laura and Amy Bertsch of Bay City. Also surviving are a brother, Alton Holt and wife of Chireno, Texas and sister, Joy Miller of Center and a number of nieces, nephews and many long-time friends.

Parents and two sisters are deceased.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Palacios, Palacios Community Hospital or Friends of the Library.

The family would like to thank the staff of Palacios Community Medical Center, Matagorda General Hospital of Bay City and Kindred Hospital of Pasadena for all of their tireless efforts in treating our loved one.

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

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

The Bay City Tribune, April 23, 2008
 


Norma Beth Holzaepfel
(August 13, 1934 - February 7, 2011)

Norma Beth Holzaepfel, age 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior February 7, 2011. Norma Beth was born on August 13, 1934, in Matagorda Texas, to the late Savage and Iola Watkins. Norma is survived by, her loving husband of 53 years, Carman Holzaepfel, Daughter Jo Lynn Sutton and husband Thomas, Daughter Terry Wyatt and husband Leslie, Daughter Toni Steck and husband Gary. Ten grandchildren – Nathan and his betrothed Janeth, Tiffany and husband Larry, Jenny and husband Sal, Eric and wife Brittany, Amber, Carman and wife Rebecca, Kelley, Holly and husband Kris, James, Brent and wife Emily. Thirteen great- grandchildren, plus two on the way. Also her brother Thomas Raymond Watkins and wife Elizabeth as well as numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Viewing will be Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the 10th. Funeral services will be held at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2011 followed by a graveside service at the Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary, Bay City, Texas

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Local Rancher, J. E. Horn, 78, Rites Saturday

 

John E. Horn, 78, passed away this morning in Matagorda General Hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel, Dr. A. T. Dyal of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary G. Horn, on Feb. 5, 1965.

 

Horn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City and a World War I veteran. Horn had been a local rancher for over 40 years.

 

Survivors include a son, Leslie Adams of Bay City; two sisters, Mrs. Artie Harbord and Mrs. Rose Watkins, both of Bay City; and two brothers, Grover Horn and Ray Horn of Bay City; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Active pallbearers will be Bart Morrow, Ben Tyler, Leo Petersen, Rodney Harmond, Clyde Ashcraft, and Buster Nave.

 

Honorary pallbearers named are Grady Walker, Jim Tabb, Tom Poole, Voss McCroskey, Glen Hutson, Donald Poole, P. J. Kinard, E. W. Lynn, Jim Lewis, P. R. Hamill, Woody Nostro, W. A. Thompson, Vick Burchfield, and F. W. Graff.

 

The Daily Tribune, Friday, January 14, 1966

 


Rites Held For Mrs. Horn, 69

 

Funeral services were held this morning in First Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Mary G. Horn, 69, who passed away Friday in Matagorda General Hospital.

 

The Rev. Dr. Tom Dyal and the Rev. Lloyd Nixon officiated with interment following in Roselawn Cemetery.

 

Survivors include her husband John; a son, Leslie Adams of Bay City; and three grandchildren, Leslie V.  Adams, Martha Annette Blackwell and Mary Inez Adams, all of Bay City. She also leaves three great-grandchildren.

 

Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Pete Graff of Palacios, Mrs. C. L. Lindgren of Sycamore, Ill. and Mrs. Josie Delano of Highlands; and a brother, Johnny Gregersen of Highlands.

 

Pallbearers were Ben Towler, Vic Burchfield, Rodney Harmond, Leo Petersen, J. W. Graff and Bart Morrow.

 

Taylor Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

The Daily Tribune, Monday, February 8, 1965

 


Don Earl Horton
(December 18, 1930 - July 1, 2006)

Don Earl “Donnie” Horton, 75, of Palacios died July 1, 2006. She was born December 18, 1930 in Bransdall, Oklahoma to Cecil C. and Ruby Sanders Smith. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a longtime teacher for Palacios ISD.

Survivors include her husband, Winfrey Horton of Palacios; daughters Wynnette Bradley & Katheryn Kelley both of Houston & Cherly Caminiti of Angleton; sisters Cecelia Walsh of Athens, TX & Mary Lovell of Fredricksburg, TX; brothers David Smith and Sterling Smith both of Amite, LA; five grandchildren Lisette Realbuto, Jason Kelley, Brian Caminiti, Justin Caminiti, & Joshua Bradley and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00: AM Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios with Rev. Dave Gruhn officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. The family will receive friends from 5pm-7pm Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at the Palacios Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home. 361-972-2012.

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Rachel Lee Horton
(January 4, 1918 - June 2, 2007)

Rachel Lee Horton, 89, of Cedar Lane passed away June 2, 2007. She was born January 4, 1918 in Big Cedar, Oklahoma to the late Roy Levi and Melissie C. Marrow Miller.

She was raised in the Kiamichi Valley on the Oklahoma frontier. Her family would settle an area and as others moved in and around them they again moved and resettled, staying just on the edge of the frontier. In 1932 they moved to South Texas and settled in the Cedar Lane area where she spent the rest of her life ranching. She married James Oliver Horton on Jan. 22, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1965.

Over a span of 30 years she cared for the elderly members of her family while ranching, gardening and working with her hands. She could literally take nothing and turn it into something useful. She was an active member of the Cedar Lane Baptist Church and taught 4th, 5th & 6th graders in Church Training for many years.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Hershel Ray and Lynda Horton of Cedar Lane; two grandchildren and their spouses Virginia Lee & Joseph Lamb and Dennis Ray & Stacey Horton; four great grandchildren Melissa Horton Willy & husband Christopher, Matthew Clay Lamb, Ayden Wesley Horton and Garrett Oliver Horton and one great great grandchild Nicholas Isaac Willy. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters Elsie Gibbens and Naomi Stevens; brother Dewey Miller and an infant brother.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Cedar Lane Baptist Church with Rev. Zach Nicholson and Rev. Maurice Marrow officiating. Interment will follow at the Sweeny Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Hanna, Abe Stevens, Mike Pruett, B. W. “Butch” Bevers, James Grisham and Tom Barrington. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Grisham, Don Ross and Mark Grisham. The family will greet friends and family from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Lane Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613

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Howard Martin Houchens
(October 31, 1919 - December 25, 2008)

Howard Martin Houchens, 89, of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away Christmas day Thursday, December 25, 2008. He was born October 31, 1919 in Ottawa, Illinois to the late Margaret C. H. Bahusen Houchens & Albert Clark Houchens. Mr. Houchens owned Apex Heating, was a former resident of Blessing, and served in the US Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his son: Albert Fay Houchens of Oakdale, CA; 5 grandchildren: Kim, Kyle, Clint, Cole & Howard Martin Houchens; and 5 great grandchildren. Mr. Houchens was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Maxine Bitner Houchens in 1998; and son Howard Lee Houchens

A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday January 6, 2009 at the El Campo Faith Center, 603 Burdette St., El Campo, TX 77437 with Rev. Thomas E. Cude officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.
 


Mary Maxine Bitner Houchens

 

Funeral services for Mary Maxine Houchens, 78, of Blessing will be 10 a. m. Wednesday, March 4 at the First Baptist Church in Blessing with Rev. Mark Clemmons officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Houchens died Feb. 28 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. She was born Feb. 17, 1920 in Rushville, Indiana to the late Fay and Gladys Beck Bitner.

 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blessing, a resident of Blessing for the past 15 years and a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Association.

 

She is survived by her husband, Howard M. Houchens of Blessing, two sons, Albert Fay Houchens of Rochester, Mich. and Howard Lee Houchens of St. Charles, Miss.; two brothers, John Bitner of Bull Shoals, Ark. and Gene Bitner of Highland, Ind.; five grandchildren, Kim, Kyle, Clint, Cole and Howard Martin Houchens; and five great grandchildren.

 

Pallbearers will be Albert, Howard, Kyle, Clint and Kim Houchens and Lee Schubert.

 

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

 

The Daily Tribune, March 3, 1998

 

Marthanele Bentley Houston
Sep. 11, 1920 - Aug. 14, 1996

William L. Houston, Jr.
Dec. 4, 1917 - Oct. 20, 1995

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Funeral services for Robert Edwin "Bobby" Hovel, Jr., 34, of Bay City were scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

 

A rosary was said at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Mr. Hovel was born June 30, 1953, in Harlingen, Texas, to Robert Edwin and Ruth Bartley Hovel, Sr. and died July 29, 1987, at Matagorda General Hospital.

 

A resident of Bay City for eight years, he was a member of the Catholic church.

 

Survivors include his wife, Donna Cornelius Hovel of Bay City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hovel, Sr. of Temple; a daughter, Jennifer Louise Hovel of Bay City; a son, Robert E. "Tres" Hovel III of Bay City; and three brothers, Tom Hovel of Ennis, Ron Hovel of Brownsville and Mike Hovel of Temple.

 

Pallbearers include Paul Stone, Jody Donaldson, Joe Mackey, Mike Weaver, Willie Domasica and John Gill.

 

Honorary pallbearers include Bob Reed, David Elbel, Harry Reitz, Mack McLeod, Herff Cornelius, Jr. and Jeff Coney.

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE

 

 

Mrs. Agnes Howard

 

Age 61 years, 7 months, 15 days passed away November 30, 1939, at her home in Buckeye, Texas

 

Mrs. Howard is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Minnie Biggs of Brownsville, Texas, Mrs. Alice Scruggs of Buckeye, Texas, and Mrs. Maggie Robinette of San Francisco, California; one son, John Callahan of Kilgore, Texas.

 

Burial was in the Hawley Cemetery under the direction of Taylor Bros.

 

The Daily Tribune, December 4, 1939

 

Matagorda County Tribune, December 7, 1939
 


H. B. Howard
(February 24, 1909 - September 17, 2005)

H. B. Howard, 96, of Palacios died at his residence September 17, 2005. He was born February 24, 1909 in Goose Rock, Clay Co., KY to the late Jesse and Elizabeth Asher Howard. Mr. Howard was a resident of Palacios the past 10 years, a former resident of Point Comfort, and Mexia, TX, and was a member of the Point Comfort Assembly Of God Church. He was the owner and operator of the Howard Oil Company in Mexia, TX.

Survivors include: daughter-in-law: Gerry Howard of Palacios; brothers: E. C. Howard of Okmulgee, OK and Caleb Howard of Kansas City, MO; 7 grandchildren: Thomas Dale, Stephen Lynn, Randall Dale, and Charles Alfred Howard, Teresa Carter, Nancy Lee and Patricia Howard; 14 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years Hazel Howard October 2003; his 2 sons: Kenneth Dale and Charles Alfred Howard; sisters: Ophie Morgan, Alice Markley, Florence Fisher, and Laura Bowling; and his brothers: Israel, John, Lee, and Daw William Howard.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Kenyon Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at the Midfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thomas Dale, Randall, and Kenneth Howard, David Roberts, Jonathan Lee, and Charles Alfred Howard, Jr. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM Monday evening at the Palacios Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church of Point Comfort, TX.

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

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Roy Louis "Fuzzy" Howarton
(February 13, 1960 - November 6, 2007)

Roy Louis “Fuzzy” Howarton, 47, of Van Vleck, stepped into his heavenly dimensions on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.

Lately, he spoke often of God and heaven and was prepared in his heart to meet Jesus

He was the first-born son to Marion and Barbara Turbiville Howarton on February 13, 1960. His early growing years were spent in Goldthwaite, TX where he was born.

At age nine, the family moved to Van Vleck, TX where he completed his schooling. He was a member of the Van Vleck High School Band and AG class. He was a mathematical genius.

After high school, he began his career as a talented, inspirational and dedicated master automotive and diesel mechanic. Many perfectionist hours were spent on friends, family and customers vehicles, mud-racing vehicles and the occasional go-cart.

He enjoyed playing with this grandchildren, grilling outdoors and Star Trek.

Those who were there to greet Roy at heaven’s gates were his grandparents, Ed and Eda Turbiville, Harvey and Mary Morris and Rachel Howarton; two brother, Lynn and Michael Howarton; and one cousin, Raylynn Howarton.

Roy leaves behind a loving family: Barbara Kimmey and Christal Howarton of the home; Edmond Howarton (grandchildren Logan and Morgan) of Bay City, Anthony and Dana Kimmey (grandchildren Nicole and Caleb) of Van Vleck, Marcus Kimmey of Houston, Mike and Natasha Morton of Baton Rouge, LA, Marion Howarton and Vickie Howarton of Selkirk, Michelle Howarton of Palacios, Ray and Doris Howarton of Seguin, and numerous other extended family and friends.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2007 at the Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, TX.

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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Frances Howze
(March 29, 1927 - April 20, 2007)

Frances “Jim” Howze passed away on April 20, 2007, at the age of 80. Jim was born in Rotan, Texas to George Poston and Thelma Frances Baker on March 29, 1927. She is survived by her loving husband William J. Howze (Bill). They shared a marriage of 56 years of unending love and devotion. Her two daughters Connie Howze Stall & son-in law William of Boerne, Texas; Kim Frances Howze Marceaux & son-in-law Brent of Bay City; grandchildren Shawn & Julie Marceaux; Chris & Susan Stall. Jim was an English teacher in Bay City I.S.D. for thirty-two years. She served as department chair and in various capacities in the educational system at both the state and national level. She was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi and a longstanding member of the Advisory Council for Community Education. She served as Regent of the local Mary Rolph Marsh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her greatest gift to the educational community was her unwavering desire to prepare her thousands of students she taught for success in both education and life. Jim and Bill were married in First United Methodist Church of Bay City and remained dedicated members of their church. Jim and Bill began their love of travel by taking high school students to Europe and Great Britain as a part of the International Leadership Group for many years. Pallbearers are Clyde Workman, George Durett, Emil Sliva, John “Hooty” Estlinbaum, Bill Stall, Brent Marceaux, Shawn Marceaux & Chris Stall. Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Friendship Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church. The family invites friends and extended family for viewing at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home on Sunday April 22, 2007 from 5 - 7 P.M. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 A.M. Monday April 23, 2007 at First United Methodist Church. Graveside will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts to be given to the building fund of First United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Harry O. Hubbard

Funeral services for Harry O. Hubbard, 77, of Bay City will be held 2 p. m. Monday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Hubbard was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Parkersburg, W. Va., and died Aug. 4, 1990, at his home.

He served in World War II and Korea. While he served in Korea, he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. A resident of Bay City for 35 years, he was a member of the VFW and the Church of Christ.

He is survived by Marguerite Hubbard; three daughters, Harriet Wakefield of Bay City, Linda Fenoglio of Van Vleck, and Sherry Klein of Bay City; a son, Tommy Harkey of Bay City; two sisters, Mary Ware and Nell Waller, both of Austin; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Members of the VFW will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are Cody Klein, Bryan Denbow, Billy Denbow, Jerramy Baker, Lane Bakr and David Fenoglio.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, August, 1990
 


Rush Russel Hubbard
(July 7, 1914 - February 8, 2008)

Rush Russel Hubbard, 93, of Van Vleck, passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 in Bay City. He was born July 7, 1914 in Sweeny, TX to Rush Martin Hubbard and Edna Savila Tomlinson Hubbard. He was a member of the Millwrights Local Union # 2232, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Rosharon, TX.

He is survived by his daughter: Audrey Lovett of Van Vleck; his step-daughter: Janet Folmar of Houston; sons: Jimmy Hubbard & wife Myrna of Van Vleck, Gordon Hubbard & wife Barbara of Hasema, Timmy Hubbard & wife Beverly of Van Vleck, and Jerry Hubbard and wife Holly of Houston; step-son: Ronnie Holman of Conroe; his sister-in-law: Julia Hubbard of Sweeny; and by 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives: Georgia Truitt Hubbard and Bernice Hubbard; his parents: Rush Martin and Edna Savila Hubbard; and by his sisters and brothers.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5 PM to 7 PM Sunday, February 10, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, February 11, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home web site
 


Littie Darlene Hudson
(October 10, 1953 - February 13, 2006)

Littie Darlene Hudson, 52, of Selkirk died Feb. 13, 2006 at her residence. She was born October 10, 1953 in West Memphis Arkansas to Arthur D. Dooley & Billie Jean Shipman. Formerly of Austin, she had lived in Selkirk since 1998.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Swindall of Selkirk; sons Joel Dooley of Houston, Richard Tolbert of St. Cloud, FL & Jason Tolbert of Buda, TX; sister Lisa Slaton of Round Rock, TX; brothers Larry Dalton, James Leach, & Jimmy Leach all of Houston, Billy Rex Dooley of Omaha, NE & Jay Slaton of Austin; and three grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:30 am Thursday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Matagorda Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ACCT, 1405 39th St., Galveston, TX 77550. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

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Myrtle Gregory Huebner
Aug. 26, 1927 - March 19, 2009


Myrtle Gregory Huebner died on March 19, 2009 in Bay City.

She was born on August 26, 1927 in Houston to Lloyd and Myrtle Hayden Gregory. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and studied voice in New York City. She is remembered for her beautiful singing voice and for her involvement with the choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, both as a member and soloist. She was a gifted singer and enjoyed sharing her voice with her church and her community. She was also very active in other organizations, and was a charter member of the Bay City Junior Service League.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Andrew Huebner, Jr. in 2007. Her sister Martha Gregory Duchesneau also preceded her in death.

Her brother Dr. Lloyd Gregory, Jr. and his wife Caroline survive her. She is also survived by: her three daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Rich Harmon, Kristi and Greg Meyer and Molly and Keith Dunn; grandchildren, Julia and Miranda Harmon, Clay, Bryan, Keith and wife Jennie Meyer and Kaitlyn, Bethany, Anna and John Dunn. She was very proud of her great-grandchildren Luke and Logan Meyer and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She treasured her family and friends, and will be greatly missed by them all.

Her family would like to express their gratitude to her special caregivers, Dora Tellison, Gladys Alexander and Tracy Brinkley. We would also like to thank the staff of Matagorda House Healthcare Center and Angels Care Home Health, who provided such wonderful care.

Our mother came to Bay City as a bride in 1949, and she dearly loved her community. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider making a donation to one of the local organizations that she supported: Bay City Public Library, Bay City Nature and Birding Center, the organ fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City or For The Love of Animals.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Sydnor and the Rev. Hoss Gwin officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published March 26, 2009

 


Elena Huerta
(August 18, 1937 - June 18, 2011)
 

Elena Huerta, 73, of Van Vleck, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Bay City. She was born August 18, 1937 in Taft, TX to Felipe Lopez and Tomasa Zamora Lopez. She was a 45 year resident of Van Vleck, a member of the Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Church and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband: Raymond Huerta Sr.; by daughters and sons-in-law: Alice & Jesse Canales of Bay City, Mary Stella & Damacio Vargas of Bay City, Dorene & Armando Tabares of Van Vleck; by sons and daughters-in-law: Martin & Eloina Huerta of Pledger and Joseph & Christy Huerta of Van Vleck; by her sisters: Rev. Janie Robles of Van Vleck , Angelina Quiroga of Van Vleck, Lupe De Leon of Bay City, Mary Aguilar of Bay City and Felipa Aguilar of Bay City; by a brother: Raynaldo Lopez of Rosharon; and by 27 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Felipe and Tomasa Lopez; by 2 sons: Manual Huerta and Raymond Huerta, Jr.; by sisters: Andrea Trevino, Macaria Garza and Josie Garcia; and by brothers: Juan Lopez and Felipe Lopez, Jr.

A Prayer service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 19, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Church in Van Vleck with Rev. Janie Robles officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

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

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Clarence Obie Huff

Funeral services for Clarence Obie Huff were held at 10 a. m. Saturday, July 12, in the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leon Maxwell and Rev. J. R. Gwin officiating. Burial was in the Hawley Cemetery.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Huff, he was born November 8, 1897 in Allen, Oklahoma. A retired grocerman, he was a veteran of World War I and had been a resident of Palacios for 23 years. He passed away Thursday, July 10 in Wagner General Hospital after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, Oleta Huff of Palacios; daughters, Joy Plunk of Bakersfield, Calif. And Alberta Williams of Tampa, Fla.; sons, Barford Huff of Bethany, Okla. and John Neely of San Antonio; sister, Hazel Baker of Sacramento, Calif. and Ora Ramsey of Tehadhapl, Calif., nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Newspaper unknown, July, 1975
 


LONNIE "FUZZY" HUFF

PALACIOS - Funeral services for Lonnie "Fuzzy" Huff, 52, of Palacios, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Temple of Faith, 419 Colorado Street, in Port Lavaca.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2010, at the church.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 18, 2010
 


Beatrice Alice Hufstetler
Jan. 29, 1920 – June 25, 2008


Beatrice Alice Hufstetler passed away June 25, 2008, at the age of 88. "Bea" was born January 29, 1920, in New Ulm, Texas, to Max Franke, Sr. and Emma Louise (Bollman) Franke.

She married Robert Edward (Ed) Hufstetler in April 1958 who preceded her in death in 1997. Also preceding her in death are: sisters, Roxie Franke, Maynola Franke Mueller; and brothers, Wilburn, Milton and Max Franke.

She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Karen Hallford of Austin, Texas, daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Steve Adams of Austin, Texas, and daughter Shirley Hall of League City, Texas; brothers, Ralph Franke and wife Patsy of Harker Heights, Texas, and Roy Franke and wife Mona of Pampa, Texas. She was blessed by grandchildren, Scott McFarlin, Amy Hallford Turman, Julianne and James Hall and Ryan Adams.

She was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bay City, Texas. for several years. During the last 10 years of her life she lived with her daughter Shirley Hall in League City, Texas, and it was such a blessing for her to live at her home.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3000 Ninth St. in Bay City, Texas, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2008, with the Rev. Preston Weatherly officiating.

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 June 29, 2008

 


Agnes M. Hughes

Sept. 21, 1920 - Nov. 15, 2009

Agnes M. Hughes of Fort Worth, 89, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. Services will be from 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Everman, 501 W. Vaughn, Everman.

Agnes motivated and assisted many young people to move successfully into their futures by helping them obtain their GEDs. Agnes taught beauty school for 12 years and every one of her students passed their state board exams. She was a notary for more than 30 years, notarizing papers up to her last days. She received a copyright for "Agnes Hughes Book of Wig Styling," and received a patent for her wig cleaning solution.

Agnes instilled a sense of patriotism in her family. For over two years during WWII she drove a gasoline truck from Bay City to Austin every day as her part in the war. She raised her youngest brother and her two young sons during the war. Later this brother served in the Army during the Korean War and her sons served in the Army during the Viet Nam War. She also raised a later set of children during the Viet Nam era, two of which served in the Navy. In her later years, she raised a granddaughter who served in the Army in Korea. Agnes was a true patriot and a wonderful family leader.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hughes; brothers, Dooley, Rusty and Henry; and her sister, Margie Howell.

Survivors include: Sons, Robert Wilder Jr., Thomas Wilder, Jack Hughes and wife, Twila, and Dan Hughes; daughter, Susan Mackey and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Amanda Knoth, Elizabeth Dement, Iona Kay Calhoun, Sam Mackey, Emma Mackey, Zack Hughes, Haylee Hughes, Ginny Mae Logan, W.O. Hughes and Cody Hughes; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Guardian Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Published November 18, 2009
 


William Henry Hughes

Private graveside services for William Henry Hughes, 66, of Huntsville, were held Tuesday at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Hughes was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Bay City and died at 10:35 p. m. Jan. 12, 1985, at Huntsville Hospital.

Survivors include his mother, Amanda Hughes of Bay City; two daughters, Molly Marie Hughes of Washington and Kathleen Dement of Van Vleck; a son, William Jr. of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Agnes Hughes of Bay City and Margaret Howell of Sacramento, Calif.; and one brother, Rusty Hughes of Markham.

Arrangements were with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, January, 1985
 


SAMUEL WYTHE HUGHSTON

VICTORIA - Samuel Wythe Hughston of Victoria went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 11, 2008. He was born Nov. 16, 1946, in Colorado City, to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert H. Hughston.

He is survived by his wife, Niki L. Hughston; son, Cory J. Hughston; and daughter-in-law, Colleen A. Hughston; three grandchildren, Ashlee Lynn, Samuel David, and Daniel Joe Hughston; brother-in-law, Joe Winfrey and wife, Amy Winfrey; nephews, Chance Joseph and Nick Travis Winfrey.

The celebration service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at their residence in Mission Valley. For directions call 361-582-4653. A private burial service will be held at a later date.

We would like to thank each and every person who helped in getting Sam home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angel Flight 4310 Ameila Earhart Drive, Addison, TX 75001,
Grace Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 361-573-4341.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/15/2008.

[Burial was held Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing, Texas.]
 


James Frederick Huitt
Nov. 28, 1932 - Aug. 3, 2010

James Frederick Huitt, 77, of Palacios passed away peacefully on August 3, 2010 surrounded by family.

He was born November 28, 1932 in Bay City, Texas to Earl Martin and Hilma Slone Huitt. He graduated from Bay City High School in 1951. He attended the University of Texas and later enlisted in the United States Army. In 1957, Fred moved to Palacios to join his uncle, Howard Campbell, in the insurance business, which is now known as Campbell-Huitt Insurance.

In 1960, Fred married the love of his life, Constance Law of Collegeport. Together, they had three sons. Fred was always an active and dedicated member of the community. He was a longtime member of the Palacios Volunteer Fire Department, The Rotary Club, The Shriners, The Masonic Lodge, The Trull Foundation, as well as the Chamber of Commerce. He served on numerous committees and volunteered his time with almost every activity in which his boys were involved. One of his greatest accomplishments was serving as a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Palacios.

He is survived by: his wife, Connie; his three sons, Jay and wife Lori and children, Traylor and Rachael Huitt and Bailey and Joseph Perez of Bay City, Hank and wife Rhonda and children Bryson and Blake Huitt of Palacios, and Hutch and wife Lisa and children, Harrison and Preston Huitt of Lake Jackson.

He is also survived by: his three brothers and their wives, E.M. and Carol Ann Huitt of Bay City, Mack and Sue Huitt of Decatur, and Larry and Cindy Huitt of Bullard, and brother-in law Fred Law and wife Bonnie of Bay City as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm on Thursday evening, August 5, 2010 at the Palacios Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 6, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios.

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 August 8, 2010
 


Sarell Lavon West Humphrey
July 23, 1966 - July 28, 2010

Sarell Lavon Humphrey (West), 44, passed away at her home on July 28, 2010.

She was born July 23, 1966 to Norman L. West and Shirley Lavoy West. Her hometown was Beaumont, California; she was married to George Humphrey.

She was preceded in death by: her father, and her sister, Kari L. Cardwell.

She is survived by: husband, George Humphrey; two sons, Brandon L. West and his wife Brittany West of Houston and Christopher Hill of Florida; two brothers, Donnie R. West, and Steven P. West; two sisters, Marla J Michalec and Robin R. West; by five grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 8, 2010
 


Flora M. Hunt

Funeral services for Flora M. Hunt, 84, of Bay City will be Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake with the Rev. Kenneth Bree officiating.

Burial will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland, Texas.

She died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Bay Villa Health Care in Bay City, Texas. She was a member of El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. She loved going to church, spending time with her family and traveling. She also enjoyed reading and cooking.

She is survived by her son, Eddie Hunt Jr. of Houston; brothers, Patrick Gifford Brown and Hosea Brown (Patricia), both of Houston, and Harry Brown (Joyce) of Bay City; sisters, Cleopatra Thomas (Charles), Luberta Brown, Lydia Dailey and Lucy Tyson (Edward), all of Cedar Lake; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Martin Dailey, Corbin Dailey, John Dailey Jr., Eric Brown, March Brown, Arkeith Brown Sr., Alan Dailey and Leslie Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Brown Sr., Jerome Brown, Floyd Edison, Wayne Dailey, Phelp Brown, Rondray Brown, Kevin Brown, Kirkland Brown, Terrance Brown and Jerkeith Horton.

Visitation will be Friday, July 10, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria.

Send online condolences at www.dixonfuneralhome.com.

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

Brazosport Facts, Published July 9, 2009
 


Harold Hunt
(August 31, 1922 - September 26, 2009)

Harold Hunt, 87, of Palacios, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2009. He was born August 31, 1922 in Kaufman County, TX to John Nenvy Hunt and Mae Hebel Hunt. He was a resident of Palacios for the past 85 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palacios.

He is survived by his wife: Norma Hunt of Palacios; his daughters: Judy Hunt Rohde & husband Jack of Corpus Christi and Kelli Hunt of Bay City; by his son: Tommy Hunt & wife Pamela of Palacios; by his brothers: Arl Hunt and Vernon Hunt of Palacios and Carol Hunt of Louisiana; by his grandchildren: Reid Whitley, Holly Vacek, Dean Sterling, Scott Sterling, Traylor Huitt, Rachael Huitt, David Hunt, Joey Hunt, Cole Hunt and Christine Hunt; and by his great grandchildren: Whitley Vacek, Levi Vacek, Madison Sterling, Pearson Sterling, William Sterling, Jonathan Sterling, Amesti Rioux, Jayde Whitley, Tate Whitley and Teagan Whitley. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a daughter: Linda Hunt Traylor.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Palacios with Rev. Zach Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be David Hunt, Cole Hunt, Joey Hunt, Traylor Huitt, Reid Whitley, Dean Sterling, Levi Vacek and Glenn Vacek.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Palacios, TX.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/25/2009
 


Eva Mae Woodson Hunt
(December 8, 1927 - October 31, 2007)

Eva Woodson Hunt, 79, of Palacios passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2007. She was born December 8, 1927 in Midfield to the late Ruie Roscoe Woodson & Cora Hale Woodson. She was a resident of Palacios for the past 59 years, a graduate of Blessing High Scholl class of 1946, and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Palacios.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years: Arl Hunt of Palacios; 2 daughters: Yvonne Conrad & husband Roger, and Cynthia Fletcher & husband Scott all of Palacios; 2 sons: Arl Garron Hunt, and John Ruie Hunt & wife Sherry all of Palacios; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Mrs. Hunt was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers: Jack and Eugene Woodson.

The Family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at the Palacios Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 2007 at The First Baptist Church of Palacios with the Rev. Louis Rush and Rev. David Bush officiating. Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery.Pallbearers are: Jason Conrad, Jonathan Hunt, Joshua Hunt, Tim Martinez, Paul Murry, David Woodson, Earl Woodson, and Ruie Eugene Woodson.

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Norma Ruth Hunt
 

Norma Ruth Hunt, 84, of Rosharon passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at her home.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 9, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Palms Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 10, 2009, in the
Hawley Cemetery near Blessing.

Mrs. Hunt was born
February 18, 1925, in Anson,
Texas, to A. J. and Sarah Lorene Thompson Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Hunt, and daughter, Sue Ann Marasckin.

Survivors include her daughter, Connie Ellen Brown of Rosharon; sons, Raymond Lynn Hunt of Madisonville and Morris Wayne Hunt; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In lieu of usual remembrances, please make donations to the Rosharon Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be sent at www.palmsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Palms Funeral Home.
 

Brazosport Facts, Published July 9, 2009

 


Odessa M. Hunt
(October 18, 1923 - October 9, 2005)

Odessa M. Hunt, 81, of Bay City died October 9, 2005 at Matagorda General Hospital. She was born October 18, 1923 in Jamestown, TX to the late James Knox and Nellie Gray Moore. Mrs Hunt was a resident of Bay City the past 5 years a former 50 year resident of Palacios. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Palacios. Survivors include: 3 daughters: Mary Gregory of Grandbury, TX, Eva Crenshaw and Linda Baker both of Bay City, TX; son: John Wesley Hunt of Edna; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William W. Hunt; sisters: Aliene Morgan and Dolly Gaspard; and brothers: Loy, Marcus, and Raleigh Moore. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Russell & Bill Morgan, Bobby Berger, Chipper Holt, and Tommy & Paul Hunt. The family will receive friends at the Palacios Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2909 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77025-9992. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361)972-2012

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Mrs. S. A. Hunt died at the home of her son, H. C. Hunt, of Buckeye last Sunday morning. The Hunt family are pioneer residents of Palacios, and Mrs. Hunt has many friends in Palacios who will grieve her loss. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. P. Garrett, were held from the family home on Monday afternoon and that night the remains were taken to Sedalia , MO. , for burial, accompanied by H. C. Hunt, son of the deceased. The Beacon joins with many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Palacios Beacon, February 8, 1918
 


ALVIS C. HUNTER
 

Funeral services for Alvis C. Hunter, 80, were held Oct. 2, 2008 at Mission Park Funeral Chapel South in San Antonio, Tx. Interment was at Mission Burial Park South.

Mr. Hunter was born on Aug. 27, 1928. He went to be with the Lord on Sept. 29, 2008.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Polly A. Hunter; his three sons Alvis R. Hunter (Darla), Bill Hunter (Lesa), and Leslie Hunter (Cheryl); sister Ann Mangum (Dalton); brother Trammel Hunter (Joyce); grandchildren Dustin, Bonnie, Natalie and Katie; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Building Fund of the Church of
God of Prophecy on 6022 Patrick Henry San Antonio TX 78233. Personal acknowledgments may be made at www.missionparks.com

Palacios Beacon, October, 2008

 


EDMOND TRAMMEL HUNTER

PALACIOS - Edmond Trammel Hunter, 72, of Palacios, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. He was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Palacios, to the late Oliver Bird Hunter and Bonnie Rose Griffin Hunter. He retired after 35 years with Alcoa and was a member of the Alcoa 25-Year Club. He was a member of Solid Rock Fellowship and Masonic Lodge No. 990-Palacios. He was a member of the Palacios Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years and was fire chief for 11 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, CS-3, USNR-R, E-4.
 
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Brune Hunter of Palacios; sons, Steven Troy Hunter of Victoria, Gregory Scott Hunter and wife Amanda Ochoa, and Christopher Todd Hunter, all of Palacios; sister, Ann Mangum of Palacios; and grandchildren, Stephanie Hunter, Corrie Hunter and Kyle Hunter of Victoria, Jordan Hunter and Jade Hunter, both of Palacios.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Hazel Hawkins; his daughter-in-law, Christy Kelly Hunter; and his brothers, Johnie Hunter, Shorty Hunter, and Pete Hunter.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Solid Rock Fellowship, 1800 1st St., in Palacios, with Pastor Billie Burch and Pastor Tommy Griffin officiating. Military honors will be under the auspices of the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Queen Hamlin Post No. 2467, Palacios.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following organizations: Solid Rock Fellowship, 1800 1st St., Palacios, TX 77465; Houston Hospice-El Campo, P.O. Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437; or Palacios Community Medical Center, 311 Green Ave, Palacios, TX 77465.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate from October 3 to October 8, 2010
 


Dorothy Nadine Hurdt
Aug. 30, 1923 – Aug. 23, 2008


Dorothy Nadine Hurdt, 84, of Bay City passed away August 23, 2008. She was born August 30, 1923 in Carnegie, Oklahoma to the late Watt Columbus and Alice Tooman Carruth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Matagorda General Hospital.

She married Paul Duane Hurdt, Sr. Dec. 14, 1945 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death as well as her brothers Warren, Leon and Glen Carruth and sister June Beasley.

She is survived by: her daughter, Connie Rudd and husband Jerry of Lake Jackson; son, Paul D. Hurdt, Jr. and wife Brenda of Texarkana, Texas; sisters, Delora Lee of Waldron, Arkansas and Waldine Stephens of Giddings, Texas; sister-in-law, Lois Carruth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Trenton Ziegenhals of Bay City, Angela and Terry Hopkins of Surprise, Arizona, Kerry and Pam Rudd of Marshall, Michigan, Vicki and Steve Hand of New Caney, Texas and Mike and Martha Rudd of Honduras; 13 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her special friends Jeanne Powers, Lillian Chancey, Madge Morton, Madelyn and Kirby Dismukes, Buna Patterson and Marilyn and Louis Ziegenhals.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2008 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bay City.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published August 27, 2008

 


Shirley Hurst

Funeral services for Shirley Hurst of Hitchcock, Texas, will be Saturday, November 21, 2010, at Greater Saint Matthews Church, 6333 Hwy. 6, Hitchcock, Texas, where William Randle is the Pastor.

Shirley is the mother of Bishop Michael W. Hurst, pastor of Jesus Freewill Holy Temple Church of Bay City, Texas.

Viewing will be from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 17, 2010
 


HOWARD HURTA

PORT LAVACA - Howard Hurta, 77, of Port Lavaca passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. He was born April 20, 1933 in Midfield to the late John Joseph and Dora Mae Hart Hurta. He grew up in the Deutschberg Community near Palacios. He is the grandson of Joseph and Kathryn Musial Hurta and J.W. and Ella Hart.

Howard graduated from Tidehaven High School. On May 10, 1953 he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and after basic training in El Paso, he was assigned to Lake Athea, England as air craft security for the rest of his time in service. Howard retired from Alcoa in 1985 after 35 years of service, and he was a member of the
VFW.

Howard is survived by his daughter, Debra Hebert and her husband Todd of Vermont; two sons, Glenn Hurta and wife Tanya, of Humble, and Vernon Hurta and wife Margaret, of Olivia; three sisters, Kathy Trumpy of Crosby, Georgia Mikosh and Dora Jean Smith, both of Port Lavaca; two brothers, Leroy Hurta of Clute and Billy Joe Hurta of Ingleside; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service with full military honors under the auspices of Calhoun County Combined Honor Guard will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at Grace Funeral Chapel, 1604 W. Austin in Port Lavaca.

Grace Funeral Chapel Port Lavaca in charge of arrangements.

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 16, 2010
 


Lawrence James "Lala" Hurta

 

Lawrence James "LaLa" Hurta, 50, of Midfield, passed away at his residence April 18, 2002. He was born in El Campo, Texas on November 23, 1951 to parents Edwin E. and Annie Mae Swinky Hurta.

 

He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed many crafts and he was a member of the S.P.J.S.T. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edwin E. Hurta, Jr.

 

He is survived by: daughter, Ashley Hurta of Bay City; brother, Marvin W. (Nona) Hurta of Ashby community; sister, Laverne Hicks of Midfield; sister-in-law, Priscilla Hurta Skalicky; and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

 

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 5 p.m. at Hawley Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Adamson officiating.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be the "Country Corner Friends."

 

The family wishes donations be made to the Ashley Hurta Trust Fund at the Wells Fargo Bank in Bay City or to the Midfield Vol. Fire Dept. and E.M.S.

 

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. A00014B2002AR21

 

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Sunday, April 21, 2002

 


David Hurtado, Sr.
(January 2, 1961 - January 13, 2010)
 

David Hurtado, Sr., 49, of Dallas passed away Jan. 13, 2010. He was born Jan. 2, 1961 in Mexico to Fortino and Amado Fresnillo Hurtado.

He is survived by his parents; wife Rafaela Calderon Hurtado of Dallas; paternal grandparents Guadalupe Hurtado & Augustino Avila of Mexico; maternal grandmother Paula Mendoza of Mexico; daughters Jessica Hurtado & Soya A. Hurtado both of Dallas and Anna K. Hurtado of Bay City; son David C. Hurtado of Bay City; sisters Lilia Amezquita & Maria Elena Amezquita both of Bay City, Genoveva Hurtado of Mexico & Carmen Lopez of Dallas; brothers Fortino Hurtado & Antonio Hurtado both of Atlanta, GA, Guadalupe Hurtado & Sergio Hurtado both of Mexico and 1 grandchild.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 Am Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

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Thomas M. Huston Jr.
April 16, 1953 - Sept. 13, 2010

Thomas M. Huston Jr. 57, of Richwood, Texas passed away September 13, 2010.

He was born April 16, 1953 in Port Lavaca, Texas to Thomas Sr. and Ann Huston.

He was active in Clute Girls Softball, Clute Little League and the Brazosport Area Special Olympics. He was a member of the 3rd degree Knight of Columbus Council 3070, enjoyed attending cook-offs and volunteering his time to the Lake Jackson Sea Center.

Tom is survived by: his father, Tom Sr. (Martha) of Wadsworth; Darlene Huston, his wife of 36 years; sons, Matthew Huston of Friendswood, Mark Huston of Spring; daughter, Michelle Huston of Richwood; and grandsons, Bryce and Charles Frazer; step-brothers, Edward Hickl (Barbara) of Houston, Joe Hickl (Pam) of Brenham; step-sister, Cynthia Hahn (Charles) of Canyon Lake; mother-in-law, Mary Jedlicka of Olivia; sister-in-law, Bea Pass (Bill) of Denton; brother-in-law, Gary Jedlicka (Kathryn) of Houston; aunt, Elaine Ruddick (Ed) of Inez and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his mother, B. Ann Huston; uncle, Patrick Lundin; father-in-law, Joe Jedlicka; grandfather, Milton Huston; and grandmothers. Helen Lundin and Kittie Hopkins.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2010 with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Lakewood Chapel with the Deacon David Mitchell officiating.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Lakewood Chapel with the Father Jim Lynes officiating.

Online condolences can be sent to freeportlakewoodfuneralhomes.com.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 15, 2010
 


Winona Davis Hutcherson
Feb. 10, 1929 - Dec. 23, 2008

Winona Davis Hutcherson, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008 in the Woodlands, Texas at the age of 79.

Winona was born February 10, 1929 in Bay City, Texas to A. C. Davis Sr. and Orene Baker Davis. She was a long time resident and member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

She was instrumental in the founding of the Calhoun County Public Library, was a founding member and past president of the Calhoun County Junior Service League, and served as a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary in Bay City in which she found great pleasure.

Winona is survived by her son; Gordon Leland Williams Jr. and partner Larry Adams of Spring, Texas, her brother A.C. Davis and wife Bernice, beloved aunt Louise Baker Callaway and husband Kenneth of Bay City, her grandsons; Lance Davis Williams and wife Kelly of League City, Lee Corey Williams and wife Jackie, of Austin, grandsons; Tony Williams, Jake Williams and Granddaughter, Jodi Williams of Port Lavaca, her great grandson Nathan, great granddaughters; Emily, Lauren, and Claire of League City, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Davis Sr., her son, Terry Williams, her youngest brother Sammy, and her husband Bishop A. Hutcherson.

Winona's love for her family and friends was instrumental in how she carried herself through life. She will be greatly missed by all.

At my mothers request her ashes will be taken to various places dear to her, a private celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and plants the family requests that donations be made to the Breast Cancer Society in her name.

Bay City Tribune, Published December 31, 2008
 


Juanita Bernice Hutchinson
(January 3, 1927 - October 8, 2007)

Juanita Bernice Hutchinson, 80, passed away Monday, October 8, 2007 in Bay City, TX. She was born January 3, 1927 in Baton Rouge, LA to Jesse Lee Washington and Pearlie Alburney DeLatte Washington. She was a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, LA and has resided in Bay City, TX for the past 4 years. She retired as a Records Clerk with the Louisiana State Department of Insurance.

She is survived by her daughter: Cynthia Lee Elliott of Bay City, TX; her sons: David Wayne Hutchinson & wife Mary of Watson, LA and George Perry Hutchinson of Victoria, TX; her sister: Lucille Knapps of Baker, LA; her former sons-in-law: Milton Ledwig and Tim Elliott of Bay City, TX; by 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: George H. Hutchinson; her parents: Jessie L. and Pearlie D. Washington; and her sister: Beverly Fitch.

The family will receive visitors from 5 PM to 9 PM Friday at Greenoaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. LA 70815. Phone: (225) 925-5331. Interment will immediately follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.taylorbros.net. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

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Robert Lee Hutson
May 29, 1920 - May 9, 2009

Robert Lee Hutson, 88, of Van Vleck, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009 in Bay City.

He was born May 29, 1920 in Clarendon, Texas to John Lawrence Hutson and Ida Bailey Hutson. He was a resident of Van Vleck since 1961, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck, and was a US Army Veteran.

He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Cleta Lorrein Hutson of Van Vleck; his sons, Jack Hutson and wife Katrina of Vanderbilt, John Hutson and wife Susie of Bay City, and Bret Hutson and wife Debbie of Van Vleck; by his grandchildren, Holly Rose, John Mark Hutson, Bryan Hutson, Stewart Hutson, Carrie Foltyn, Haydn Hutson and Hunter Hutson; and by his great grandchildren, Taegan Hutson and Wade Hutson.

The family will receive visitors from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Hutson officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Hutson, Stewart Hutson, John Mark Hutson, Haydn Hutson, Justin Foltyn and Michael Rose. Honorary pallbearer is Art Benavides.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Robert to the Houston Hospice of El Campo - Hospice Support, Inc., PO Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437 or to the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck, TX.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published May 13, 2009     Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Infant Boy Hutto

Graveside services were held for Infant Boy Hutto, of Palacios, 3 p. m. Sunday at Hawley Cemetery.

The Rev. J. R. Gwin officiated at the services.

Hutto died March 13, 1982 at Detar Hospital in Victoria.

Survivors include parents, Everett H. and Katheryn M. Hutto of Palacios; brother, Everett H. Hutto Jr. of Palacios.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, March, 1982
 


Sau Van Huynh
(July 11, 1947 - June 28, 2005)

Sau Van Huynh, 57, of Palacios died June 28, 2005 at his residence. He was born July 11, 1947 in Viet Nam and had been a resident of Palacios the past 22 years.

Survivors include: wife: Chien Thi Huynh of Palacios; daughters: Thuy T. Huynh of Houston, Renda Huynh of Stafford, and Van Huynh of Palacios; sons: Thanh Ngoc Huynh, Phuc Ngoc Huynh, and Hau Van Huynh all of Palacios, TX.

Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM Friday, July 1, 2005 at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Visitation will start at 2:00 PM Thursday.

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

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