Matagorda County Obituaries
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Howard W. Hafer

Cedarvale Cemetery

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John Arthur Hagler

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Murray M. Hagler

Amanda J. Hagler

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Helen Starkey Hagler-Johnson

Cedarvale Cemetery

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August Pete Hahn, Jr., 60, of Bay City, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Matagorda General Hospital after a short illness. He was born Feb. 8, 1940, in Bay City to parents August John and Mildred Genzer Hahn.

He took great pride in his work building pole barns from 1966 to 2000.

He was known as a hard-working man who worked very hard for his family.

He will always be remembered throughout Matagorda County for his work and he will be missed by his family but wherever they may go, if in the county or somewhere in town there will be a pole barn that he built with pride.

Survivors are: mother, Mildred Genzer of Cuero; wife, Paula S. Hahn of Bay City; sons, Ricky, Michael, Bobby, Marshall, Vernon, and Jason Hahn and David Mullins; daughters, Peggy Badger, Rebecca Searles, Kimberly Duran, Jennifer Hahn, and Lois Hahn; brother, Thomas G. Hahn of Wadsworth; sisters, Pat Koranek of Cuero, and Edna Mae Wratislar of San Antonio; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Leiblein, Frank Reeves, David Mullins, Bobby Lummus, Arthur Lawrence, and John Duran.

Visitation was to be Tuesday, April 18 with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bay City Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. 979-245-4893.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, April 19, 2000
 

Thomas George "Tommy" Hahn, 60 of Wadsworth, Texas went to be with his Lord May 19, 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born July 8, 1943 in Palacios, Texas to August J. Hahn and Mildred Genzer Hahn.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in law; Tammy Hahn Bond and Bobby Bond, Ginger Hahn Goulart and Jesse Goulart, III, and Christy Hahn Johnson and Danny Johnson, all of Las Vegas, NV. Two sisters; Edna Mae Wartinlaw of San Antonio, Texas and Pat Koranek of Cuero, Texas and 2 granddaughters; Savannah Bond and Abigail Johnson. He is preceded in death by his father; August J. Hahn and brother, August P. Hahn.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 22, 2003 Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Pastor Melvin Ryman officiating. The family will receive visitors at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers include: Joe Castaneda Jesse Goulart, III, Danny Johnson, Alan Wartinlaw, Don Wartinlaw, and Charles Hahn. Honorary pallbearer will be Bobby Hahn.

Memorials may be made to Vista Care Family Hospice, 5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 102, San Antonio, Texas 78228 or to the charity of your choice.

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

The Victoria Advocate, May 21, 2003
 

Leroy Wesley Hairell, 57, of Bay City died August 24, 2004 at his residence. He was born October 17, 1946 in Hallettsville, Texas to the late Elmer Jack and Agnes Frances Zatopek Hairell.

Leroy was a resident of Bay City since 1968 and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Bay City Council 3070, and a past member of the Jaycees.

Leroy was a dedicated employee of Sisk Hardware for 20 years, and then was employed with the Matagorda County Courthouse until he became ill.

On November 27, 1971 he married Susan Marie Roller.

Survivors include: his wife, Susan Marie Hairell of Bay City; sons, Wesley L. Hairell, an 18 wheeler truck driver one of Leroy's "loves" of Bay City, and Bryan C. Hairell serving in the US Air Force and stationed in San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Norma Lee Shumbera and Rose Hairell both of Weimar, Texas; two brothers, Glenn Hairell of Weimar and William Hairell of Yoakum; eight nephews; ten nieces; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Ray and Elmer Lee Hairell.

Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, and the Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2004, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Fenner, Johnny Popek, Bobby Rodriguez, Ron Roller, Marvin Littlefield, Glenn Hairell and Matthew Hairell.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Support Group, Inc, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, August 25, 2004
 

Thomas “Tommy” Phillip Hale, Jr., 75, of Bay City died July 30, 2003 at the Veterans Hospital in Houston. He was born August 20, 1927 in Bay City to the late Thomas Phillip and Barbara Ann Fulcher Hale.

Mr. Hale was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Bay City. He served in the US Army during WWII, a member of the Philip H. Parker VFW Post 2438, and a retired engineer with Phillips Petroleum Co.

Survivors included: wife, Susianna Zievert Hale of Bay City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Doug Huebner of Bay City, and Tommie Lou and Walter Loose of Angleton; step-children, Adriana Ginther of Missouri, Mel Newsom and Wayne Newsom both of Tomball, Texas; three grandchildren, Matthew Clinton Toddish of Leander, Texas, Jeffrey Allen Toddish of Sugar Land, and Lindsey Huebner of Austin, Texas; four step-grandchildren, Jenny Ann McGill of Buffalo, Texas, Jayme, Cullen and Jared Newsom all of Houston; and two step great-granddaughters, Lindsey and Melanie McGill both of Buffalo, Texas.

Funeral service was 2 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2003, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Steele. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tom Fields, Joe Kalas, Hadden Dietrich, Rick Lehmann, Dub Cox, Don Pollard, Ronald Graham, and William Orr, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Clark Bergstrom, Dr. Russell Matthes, Raymond Cox, Judge Bill Snead, George Smith, Bill Hitchcock, Melvin, Wayne, Cullen, and Jared Newsom, Gergus Ginther, Frank Waldroup, and Ronnie O’Neal.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014D2003AG03

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, August 3, 2003                                             Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 



 
Juliette Ables Halfen

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Nancy Kate Nichols Halfen

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Chalmer L. Hall

Dec. 2, 1920 – April 20, 2007

Chalmer L. Hall, 86, of Bay City passed away Friday, April 20, 2007 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

He was a long time member of the United Methodist Church of Clifton Forge, Virginia and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired employee of the Phillips Petroleum plant in Old Ocean.

Chalmer was born on December 2, 1920 in Clifton Forge, Virginia to Renzay Baker and Letha Maude Atlstock Hall.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Hattie Louise Baer Hall and by his son, Marc Baer Hall, as well as numerous brothers and sisters.

He is survived by: a son, Arthur (Teddy) Baer Hall of Dallas; daughters, Ruth Ann Taylor of San Antonio, Virginia Louise (Jenilu) Hall of Bay City and Carolyn Sue (Suzy) Hall and her husband James E. Walters of Bay City; brother, William L. Hall of West Palm Beach, Florida, and a sister-in-law and her husband, Dororthy Ann and Bert Huebner of Bay City. He is also survived by: his grandchildren, Steven Kurt Fryar of Brownwood, Vicki Lyne Norris of San Antonio, James Arthur Norris and Doris Lynn Norris of Houston, Keith Allen Walters of Bay City, and Reagan Allison Hall and Christopher Barrett Hall of Dallas, and great-grandchildren, Stephen Tate Fryar, Cameron Ashley Fryar, Walker English Fryar, and Harrison Payne Fryar of Brownwood, James Andrew Norris and Justin Alexander Norris of Houston, and Marc Anthony and Asher Nathaniel Walters of Bay City.

A visitation with the family will be held Sunday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Bay City Funeral Home. Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Greg Baer Westmoreland, Reid Baer Westmoreland, Glenn Baer Huebner, James Arthur Norris, Steven Kurt Fryar, Keith Allen Walters, Christopher Barrett Hall, and James Albert Norris.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Bert Huebner, Melvin Blum, and James E. Walters.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Published April 25, 2007
 


Hazel Hall
October 13, 1917 – May 15, 2011

Hazel Hall, 93, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011.

She was born October 13, 1917, in Gillett, Florida, to the late Manuel Revels and Linnie Irene Betha Revels.

She has resided in Matagorda County for the past two years and was a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by: her daughters, Alice Morey of Houston, Betty Maraist of Port Charlotte, Florida, Frances Grant of Palmetto, Florida, and Brenda Moore and husband Millard of Bay City; by her sisters, Zilfa Irene Huntoon of Michigan and Lavinia Wynelle Revels of Mississippi; by 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; by her husband, Charles T. Hall; by her sons, Charles G. Hall and Edward Monroe Grant; and by eight brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 1 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven Whaley officiating.

Burial will be at Skyway Memorial Gardens in Palmetto, Florida.

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

Local arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX, 979- 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, May 18, 2011
 


William “Billy” Jefferson Ham, Jr.
Oct. 23, 1956 – Nov. 7, 2011

William “Billy” Jefferson Ham, Jr. born October 23, 1956, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011, at his residence in Sanger, Texas. Billy had suffered from a multitude of health problems and died of natural causes.

He is survived by: his mother, Bettye Marlyne (Massey) Ham; sisters, Cheryl Ham and Linda Ham Lyle (husband David); nieces, Theresa Lyle LeDoux and family and Anna Lyle Howe and family; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Billy was preceded in death by his father William “Billy” Jefferson Ham, Sr.

He attended North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas, and studied organ with Charles Brown in the 1970s.

A member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Billy was a charter member and treasurer of the Denton Bach Society and served as tenor, archivist, and tailor for many years. He worked for the Presbyterian Synod of the Sun for many years.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2011, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bay City.

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, November 20, 2011
 

PALACIOS - Richard Byron Hamlin, 69, of Palacios passed away April 26, 2011. He was born Dec. 7, 1941 in Palacios to the late Eldon H. Hamlin Sr. and Dorothy Thompson Hamlin.

His son, Richard Byron Hamlin Jr.; sister, Dorothy Marie Hill; and brother, Eldon H. Hamlin Jr., all preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughters, Sheila Valcik and husband Gus of Palacios, Vickie Edwards of Palacios and C.J. Wallace and husband Mike of San Angelo; brother, Kenneth Hamlin and wife Yvonne of Palacios; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Palacios Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Chaplain Don Storey officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Penland, Brandon Edwards, Philip Hamlin, Allen Adams, Albert Gonzales and Eldon Hill.

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 April 28, 2011

Mike Hammond, beloved husband, father, friend and colleague, died on January 5, 2002 in route to his Dallas home.

Former resident of Columbia Lakes, Mike was born to Cyril and Gwen Hammond on October 8, 1943.

An avid athlete, Mike excelled in both soccer and cricket and played until just a few years ago.

Mike has one brother, Tony Hammond and a sister, Lynn Robinson. Both reside in England. Mike was preceded in death of his mother.

Mike's career in process instrumentation spanned 30 years. He was a well-respected leader, engineer, and executive.

He belonged to the Instumentation Society of America and Institue of Clean Air Companies. This institute recognized him in 2001 for leadership in Instrument Measurementation by developing industry-wide technical standards for emmission monitoring systems.

Mike was married to Jane Ryman Brandon on January 20, 1996.

Their extended family includes three daughters, Julia Hammond of England, Jackie Hammond Bingley and husband Mark of England and Claire Brandon Chesser and husband Blaine of Angleton, Texas.

Grandchildren include six granddaughters, Roseanna and Clara Sinclair, Lucy Sweeny, Alice and Emily Bingley, and Peyton Chesser. Cade Chesser is the one grandson. All were enthralled with their granddad.

Friends, family and colleagues will dearly miss Mike's zest for life and his sense of humor. His fairness and kindness to all were unequaled.

Among his professional peers, he was deeply respected for his talent, industry knowledge, and leadership. He empowered all he met to achieve limitless growth.

There will be Rosary recited for Mike on January 10 at Taylor Bros. Chapel in Bay City at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. John the Apostle Church in West Columbia on Friday, January 11 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Flores officiating.

Mike considered this church to be his spiritual home.

Burial at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City will follow Mass.

Taylor Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Mike will be deeply missed by everyone whose life he touched, but especially by his wife and best friend, Jane. His passing will leave a void that will not be filled except by memories of this remarkable life. A00011A2002JA09

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, January 09, 2002
 

BAY CITY - Letha Inez Wisely Hann, 75, of Bay City, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003.

She was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Lawton, Okla., to the late Thomas Jefferson and Esther Haggard Wisely.

Survivors: husband, Charles Hann; daughter, Lynn Collette of Markham; sons, Lesly Hann of Austin and Fred Hann of Bay City; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cedarvale Cemetery. Bay City Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4893.

The Victoria Advocate, November 15, 2003
 



 
Billy Neal Hanna

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Mackey Horrell Hanna

Rose Ellen Hanna

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Wilbert Erwin Hannusch
(October 18, 1923 - October 27, 2011)

Wilbert Erwin Hannusch, 88, of Bay City, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Matagorda Regional Medical Center. He was born October 18, 1923 in Winchester, TX to Paul Hannusch and Bertha Wagner Hannusch. He married Helma Noack in 1947 when he came home from the Army and World War II. They farmed in the Winchester, TX area until they moved to Wharton County for his job at Texas Gulf Sulphur Company. He was a plant operator, among many other jobs at Texas Gulf for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and water-skiing and taught all his children to enjoy the outdoors. He was a resident of Matagorda County since 1968. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS of Wharton, TX.

He and his wife would have been married 64 years on November 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Helma Noack Hannusch of Bay City; his daughters, Dianne Elaine Wassenich and husband Tom of San Marcos, TX and Susan Lynn Ryman and husband Douglas of Wadsworth, TX; by his sons, Glenn Keith Hannusch of Clute and Stephen Wayne Hannusch and wife Heiderose of Brazoria; and by 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; by his sisters, Meta, Dony, and Loraine; and by his brothers, Walter and Melvin.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 31, 2011 at St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS, 614 Pecan St., Wharton, TX, with Rev. Barry Sharp officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wharton, TX. Pallbearers will be Stephen Hannusch, Christopher Hannusch, Glenn Hannusch, Patrick Hannusch, Tom Wassenich and Douglas Ryman.

Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 614 Pecan St., Wharton, TX 77488.

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. Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:00 am.

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Kenneth Michael Hardesty
Sept. 16, 1960 – Feb. 23, 2011

Kenneth “Kenny” Michael Hardesty, 50, passed away at his home on February 23, 2011. He worked for H. B. Zachary Co. as a general foreman.

Kenny is survived by: his wife, Iris of Sweeny; one daughter, Krystal Hardesty; three grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.

The family will not be planning any memorial services in order to honor Kenny’s wishes.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, March 2, 2011
 


John Harkless
 

BAY CITY - John Harkless, 63, of Houston, formerly of Bay City, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.

Visitation Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 from 2 - 8 p.m. at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City.

 Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 8, 2011

Services for Robin Renee Harr, 45, of Victoria, Tx., were held June 9, 2011 at Agape Family Outreach Church, 1811 Newsome Blvd., Palacios, TX.

She was born Sept. 4, 1965, in Port Lavaca, Tx. to the late Frank Sanders and Lottie Dell Campbell Knipp. She passed away May 29, 2011.

She is survived by her daughter, Kristan Harr of Palacios; sons, Ryan Thomas Sanders of Palacios and Robert Anthony Sanders of Ganado; sister, Gina Schelle Ellis of Victoria; and brothers, Russell Eugene Flores of Palacios and Mark Randall Flores of Bandera, Tx.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Timothy Duane Flores.
 

Bradly Wayne Harrison, 28, of Sweeny, Texas, died on Sunday, April 11, 2004, in Sargent [Matagorda County], Texas.

He was born Friday, July 25, 1975, in Wharton, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Baker Funeral Home Chapel in West Columbia, Texas.

Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas.

Survivors include his mother, Gloria Harrison of Sweeny; grandmother, Ethel Knight of Sweeny; son, Teal Holton Winthrop of Brazoria; brothers, David D. Harrison and wife, Tonya, of Bay City, Glenn Achten and wife, Dana, of Austin, James Achten and wife, Lisa, of Sweeny; sister, Radonna
Harrison of Lake Jackson; nieces, Paige, Kayla and Abigail Achten of Sweeny; nephews, Robert and Jared Harrison of Lake Jackson, Hunter and Fisher Harrison of Bay City, Cole Wesley of West Columbia.

He is preceded in death by his father, David Earl Harrison; and brother, Kevin "Bones" Harrison.

Final arrangements entrusted to Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia. (979) 345-3232.

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THE FACTS, April 13, 2004
 

Funeral services for Peggy Ann Nygard Harrison, 63, of Bay City, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev Sam Steele officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrison died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 in Galveston, Texas. She was born Feb. 25, 1936 in Midfield to Lewis and Nellie Volking Nygard.

She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and a former employee of the First National Bank of Bay City. She was also a devoted and loving wife, mother and friend.

She is survived by: husband, Travis; daughter, Diane of Cedar Park, son, Stephen and wife, Mary Anne; granddaughters, Stephanie, Stacie, and Savannah; brother, Lewis Nygard; sisters, Polly Lukefahr and Nellie Cornelius; and numerious friends and relatives.

Pallbearers include: C. L. Cook, Herschel Harrison, Joe Frank Griffith, Larry Harrison, Charles Harrison, and Chris Nygard.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, January 5, 2000
 


Rachel Anne Ramsey Hart
Dec. 14, 1954 – Dec. 7, 2011
 
Rachel was born Rachel Anne Ramsey (Our child of Faith) in Cotula, Texas on December 14, 1954, and passed away December 7, 2011.

She was a resident of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Rachel was an ordained Minister of the Assemblies of God; Member of the Hot Springs Village Bible Church; Tribal Member of the Choctaw Nation, and Former Counselor for Texas Prison Ministries. Rachel held an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Mental Health and obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree Summa cum-laude in Religious studies in December 2011.

Rachel was a Soldier for Christ, dedicated mother, daughter, sister and friend. She loved to visit with family and friends, traveling, cooking, music, old movies and mysteries. She was a diligent student of Religious Studies and budding artist.

She was proceeded in death by: mother, Patsy Hybarger Scherer and Howard Lee Sherer, Jr. and grandson, Timothy Lewis.

She is survived by: beloved son, Sherman Richard Lewis, Jr. of Kotzebue, Alaska and grandsons, Ricky, Zachary, Landon, Morgan and Aidan Lewis; father, the Reverend Joseph E. Ramsey and step-mother, Berniece Sanders Ramsey; brother, Joe Ray Ramsey; sisters, Mary Ramsey King, Dedra Lynn Ramsey, and Anagail Scherer Jackson; nephews, Darrell Ramsey Machacek, Scott King, Dustin Scherer, Andrew Preston, and Jaccob Ramsey; nieces: Rachel Ramsey Rush, Lisa Ramsey Sexton, Courtney Mae King, Kerri Anne and Savanah Jackson; many loving cousins, great-nieces and nephews, wonderful friends and associates in Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Hot Springs Village Arkansas. Rachel also leaves behind devoted companion Sugar.

The family received friends and relatives Tuesday at the funeral home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday December 14, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City, Texas. The Reverend Louis Rush will officiate.

Dr. Michael Zimmerman will present Degree in Religious Studies from Liberty University to Rachel’s father, Reverend Joseph E. Ramsey.

Burial at Hawley Cemetery Blessing, Texas.

Pallbearers will be: Darrell R Machacek, Scott King, Dustin Scherer, Jaccob Ramsey, Zachary Lewis, Caleb Rush and Honorary Pallbearer Andrew Preston.

Donations may be made to the Shepard Group c/o Village Bible Church, 100 Ponderosa Way, Hot Springs, AR 71909.

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, December 14, 2011
 

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Betty Jean Bender Harvey, 63, of Bay City, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

She was born January 26, 1941, in East Bernard, to the late Albert and Vera Burnet Garling Bender.

Survivors: daughters, Roxanne Rainville of Alburge, Vt., and Tammy Tanner of Pennsylvania; son, Terry Harvey of Long Island, Kan.; sisters, Dorothy Fojtek of Galveston, Vera Gates and Ruby Dierks, both of Kingman, Ariz., and Luella Ledwig of Bay City; brothers, Frank Bender of Brenham, Earl Bender of Kingman, Ariz., Albert Bender Jr. of Madisonville, Harry Bender of Green Valley, Ariz., and Lester Bender of Van Vleck, TX; eight grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Michael Zimmerman officiating.

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

The Victoria Advocate, May 20, 2004
 


Carroll Lynn Harvey
(August 16, 1936 - November 15, 2011)

Funeral Services for Carroll L. Harvey, 75, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Methodist Church in Palacios, Texas. The family will receive visitors at the Palacios Funeral Home on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mr. Harvey was born on August 16, 1936 to Cleddie G. Harvey and Fern Powers Harvey in Palacios, Texas. He passed away November 15, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Carroll served in the Army Reserves from 1957-1963. He was a farmer and rancher for over 35 years until his retirement. During his life, he was a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo lifetime committee member, a Palacios Lion’s Club past president and Melvin Jones Award recipient, Texas Lion’s Camp century club key holder, Palacios Trail Riders past president, American Paint Horse Association lifetime member, past Matagorda County Farm Bureau board member, a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and member of the First United Methodist Church in Palacios, TX. He developed a love for horses at a very young age and he had a particular fondness for black and white paint horses which he raised and showed for many years. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce Allen Harvey, and by a daughter, Lisa Harvey Moore and husband Dwayne of Victoria, Texas and a son, Alain Harvey and wife Penny of Houston, TX; three grandchildren, Conor Harvey, Gareth Harvey, and Clayton Moore; sister, Bobbie Middleton and husband Bob of College Station, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Linda Jo Harvey.

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Charles Harvey
(April 15, 1934 - November 4, 2011)

Charles Harvey, 77 of Palacios, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2011 in Victoria, TX. He was born on April 15, 1934 to Curtis Harvey and Leetta Harvey.

Charles served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957. He was the owner and Florist of Palacios Floral Service, for 34 years. He was a long-time member of the Palacios Lions Club and the First Baptist Church of Palacios.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Wanda Thedford Harvey. He is survived by his daughters, Sharlynn Ripke of Seguin and Vicki Lang of Franklin, TN; by five grandchildren, Leah & Trevor Ripke and Madelyn, Max and Mason Lang; sister, Delores Van Dyke of Lockhart; and brother, Terry Lee Harvey of Palacios.

The family will receive visitors 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday, November 6, 2001 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Monday, November 7, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Palacios with Rev. James Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Red Bluff Cemetery in Lolita, 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.

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Funeral services for Elna Harvey, 73, of Palacios were held July 8, 2011 at the Palacios Cemetery with Rev. Don Storey officiating.

She is survived by her children Kaye, Jean, Dan, Charles, John and Tim; sisters Juanita and Wanda; brothers John and Charles; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She passed away July 4, 2011. She was born August 28, 1937 in Denver, CO.

Pallbearers were Donnie Harvey, Chris Harvey, Paul Kubecka, Allen White, Billy Christmas and Paul Maslack.

Palacios Beacon, July, 2011
 

BAY CITY - Doris Elaine Haskell, 71, of Bay City, died Saturday, April 9, 2005.

She was born April 24, 1933, in Washington, D.C., to the late Albert B. and Dagmar Harton Crosswait. She was a teacher for Bay City ISD and was retired from Holy Cross Catholic School.

Survivors: husband, William Haskell; daughters, Catherine Hays and Michelle Long; stepdaughter, Linda Begnaud; son, John Manuel; stepson, Mark Haskell; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: first husband, John Manuel Sr.; and second husband, Clarence Krenek.

The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. tonight at Bay City Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the Rev. Tom Morgan officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Bay City Funeral Home, Bay City.

Memorials: St. Paul's United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

The Victoria Advocate, Monday, April 11th, 2005
 

Paul Hatchett, 66, of Bay City died March 2, 2002 at his residence. He was born October 28, 1935 in Bay City to the late George Alton and Minnie Cain Hatchett. Paul was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and a former member of the Bay City Lions Club. He retired in 1995 as Matagorda Co. District Clerk, with 24 years of service.

Survivors include: wife of 45 years, Mary Douget Hatchett of Bay City; daughter and son-in-law, Kacey and James Hebel of Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Mary Frances Hatchett of Bay City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cynthia and Jim Knost of Vidor, Texas and Cookie and Joe Gay of Fort Worth; one grandchild, Anna Victoria Hatchett of Bay City.

Rosary was held at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home and the Funeral Mass was 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Taylor Steves, Raymond Balusek, Mike Brodsguard, Russell Koliba, Maurice Ashcraft, James Mitchell, Thomas Pivonka and Bill Reader. Honorary pallbearers were Suzanne Kucera, Michelle Brodsguard, Peggy Dodd, Becky Denn and Diane Schemenauer.

Our special thanks to Dr. Barry Liberoni and Hospice of El Campo. Memorials may be made to Hospice of El Campo, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002MR06

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, March 6, 2002
 

Frank "Danny" Hattenbach, 59, of Bay City died at his residence Nov. 2, 2001. He was born January 7, 1942 in Texas City, Texas to the late Frank Daniel, Sr. and Bernice Castelow Hattenbach of Bay City; daughter, Christie Hattenbach of Somerville, Texas; step-daughters, Judy Lynn Staff of San Antonio and Lisa Diana O'Neil of Cedar Lane; step sons, Lenny Stavena of New York, Wesley Allan McBee of Bay City and Jason Eugene McBee of Waco and his fiancee, Cynthia Wilhite; sister, Betty Lou Johnson and her husband Billy of Many, La.; grandson, Hayden Daniel Ferguson; step grandchildren, Tiffany Lynn Frick, Samantha Hunter Stone, Kayla Staff, Dawson Riley O'Neil, Corey, Damion and Joseph Willhite.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Pettigrew officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Morgan Chappell, Charlie Rooks, Rick O'Neil, Kevin Staff, Wesley McBee and Jason McBee. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Rooks, Kenneth Reid and Donovan Reed.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001NV06
 

VICTORIA - Clifford Wayne Hawkins Sr., 65, of Victoria passed away Monday, April 18, 2011. He was born March 16, 1946, in Markham to the late Clifford C. Hawkins and Doris J. Wear Hawkins.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Haynes Hawkins of Victoria; daughter, Sherri Dawn Hawkins of Victoria; sons, Clifford Wayne Hawkins Jr. and wife, Michelle, of Victoria, Douglas James Hawkins and wife, K'Lynn, of San Marcos, and Billy Wade Hawkins of Tomball; step-sons, Jonathan Holcomb and Rodney Baker; sister, Lola McCray of Corpus Christi; and eight grandchildren, Gage Baker, Brooke Talbott, Logan Hawkins, Madison Hawkins, Kara Hawkins, Kody Hawkins, Kyle Hawkins and Macy Hawkins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Tommy Hawkins.

Clifford was retired from Alcoa where he worked for 30 years at their Point Comfort location as a master electrician. Clifford was a member of the 25 Years Club at Alcoa. Clifford had a distinctive laugh that everyone who knew him will miss hearing. He loved his family, children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at Cedarvale Cemetery, the Rev. James Edwards officiating.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Wayne Hawkins Jr., Douglas James Hawkins, Billy Wade Hawkins, Logan Hawkins, Richard McCray and Doug Moulton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Wilson and Robert Seale Jr.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on April 21, 2011



 
Elizabeth Hawkins

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Henry Boyd Hawkins

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Janie Hawkins

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Funeral services for Jerry Haynes, 64, of Kingsville, Tx. were held on July 16, 2011 at the Kingsville Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Jerry was born November 10, 1946 in Palacios, Texas to Benno Haynes and Etta Mae Haynes and passed away July 11, 2011.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 9 years, Dorothy Haynes of Kingsville; three daughters: Jerrylin (Chris) of Palacios, Andrea (JR) of Bishop, and Darlene of Dallas; nine sons: Jerry (Amy) of Austin, Amos (Shirly) of Palacios, Avery of San Antonio, Lester (Lisa) of Dallas, John of Dallas, Ray Dale of Kingsville and Ricky (Regina) of Dallas, four brothers: Casper Haynes of Pearland, Robert Haynes also of Pearland, Earnest (Doris) of Houston, Walter (Josie) of Amarillo; two sisters, Helen Haynes of Palacios and Lerlene of Landcastle, California.

Other survivors include twentyfive grandkids, fourteen great-grandkids a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Palacios Beacon, July, 2011
 

Jessie Cox Hearnsberger

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Andrew "Pete" Heavin

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Joshua Allen Hebel
May 6, 1994 – Aug. 16, 2011

Joshua Allen Hebel, 17, of Palacios, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011. He was born May 6, 1994, in Farmers Branch, Texas, to Jeffery Allen Hebel and Melissa Ann Quintanilla.

He was a life long resident of Palacios, and was an incoming junior of Palacios High School.

He was a fine young man. He was beautiful on the inside, as well as out. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Palacios and gave himself to the Lord through baptism on August 14, 2011. He also volunteered for the Good News Club at Palacios Elementary.

Josh had many dreams, one of which was to become a college professor of history. He loved history and he loved learning and teaching history.

He also collected antiques, especially clocks and records. His favorite music was from the 1930s and 40s. Josh was only 17 years old, but, in this short time he touched so many lives and will be remembered forever in all of our hearts.

He is survived by: his mother, Melissa Quintanilla and Leo Montalvo of Palacios; his father, Jeffery Allen Hebel of Palacios; his maternal grandparents, Arturo and Lucy Garcia of Palacios and Sammy and Beatrice Gomez of Boling; his paternal grandfather, James L. Hebel of Palacios; his brothers, Jacob and Seth Quintanilla and Gabriel Montalvo of Palacios; by his aunts, Stephanie Vazquez, Mary Flores, Leslie Barron, Brittany Gomez, Carrie Lee Hebel, Anita Keeling, Ester Chavez and Monica Chavez; and by his uncles, Samuel F. Gomez Jr., James E. Hebel and Gary Hebel.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Martha Hebel.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with the Rev. June White officiating.

Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios, Texas.

Pallbearers will be William Herrington, James E. Hebel, Gary Hebel, Grant Stuhrenberg, James Keeling, Ernest Barron, Dustin Johnson and Miguel Vasquez.

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

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

Bay City Tribune - Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2011
 

Alene Jackson Heckendorn, 84, of Bay City, Texas passed away July 18, 2003 after a battle with cancer. She was born July 3, 1919 in Sarita, Texas to Charles L. and Annie E. Jackson.

Alene graduated from Bay City High School in 1935 and then attended Westmoreland College in San Antonio and Texas A & I in Kingsville. She married Pete Heckendorn in December 1938. She was a charter member of the Bay City Junior Service League and was active in other organizations over the years such as Bay City Festival Arts Association, United Methodist Women, Flower Gardeners Garden Club, Library volunteers, Bay City Book Review Club, Fellowship Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church, and the local V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Daniel Brice of Victoria; son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Anne Heckendorn of Prairieville, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Kimberly Brice of College Station, Michael Brice of Victoria and Sarah, Matthew and David Heckendorn all of Prairieville, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband C. E. “Pete” Heckendorn; infant son, Charles; sisters, Catherine McAlpine and Elizabeth Turcotte; and brother, Louis Anderson.

Funeral Service was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John McAlpine, Michael Brice, Matthew Heckendorn, David Heckendorn, Steven Reis, and W. A. “Bill” Thompson.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bay City, The Bay City Public Library, or the donor’s choice.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Barry Liberoni, Dr. Lopez-Roman, staff and residents of The Legacy, Hospice of El Campo, staff at First United Methodist Church, care-givers Charita Preston, Melba Edison, Dorothy Allen and Jerline Allen, and her many friends and family who visited and sent flowers, cards, prayers and thoughts.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014D2003JL23

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, July 23, 2003
 

Gladys B. Heiligbrodt, 90, of Bay City died June 27, 2002 at Matagorda General Hospital. She was born November 23, 1911 in Bay City to the late William Hamilton and Tempie Andrews Broughton. She had six adoring brothers, Earl, Ira, Maurice, Fred, Buddy and Seldon, who had preceded her in death. Gladys lived a wonderful life, surrounded by a loving family and many friends.

Gladys graduated from Bay City High School in 1929, and enjoyed the social, educational, and religious functions in Matagorda and surrounding counties. In 1936 she married Ludolph Heiligbrodt, who had moved to Bay City from Austin to run the J.C. Penney Company store. Mr. Heiligbrodt later started Ludolph Heiligbrodt Insurance Company, which Mrs. Heiligbrodt ran while her husband was in the service during World War II. In 1941, Gladys and Ludolph had a son, Ludolph William, known to his friends as "Billy". Mrs. Heiligbrodt was active in the Bay City Country Club Lady's Golf Association, PTA, Book Review Club, and St. Mark's Episcopal Church. She also did charity work at the Matagorda General Hospital with the Pink Ladies. Gladys enjoyed attending the University of Texas football games and traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico, South America, and Alaska.

Gladys was a sweet loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed, but remembered always with affection.

Gladys is survived by: her son, Billy and his wife Corinne of Houston; granddaughter: Heather and her husband Richard Stark of Palm Beach, FL; grandson: Hagan Hamilton Heiligbrodt, a senior at Baylor University; sister-in-law: Rena Broughton of Bay City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Reverends Bruce Bonner and Harley Savage officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery next to her husband.

Pallbearers were Hagan Heiligbrodt, Richard Stark, Frank and Paul Sliva, Rob Wilkins, and Dr. Jack Allen. Honorary pallbearer was Glen White. The family wishes to express their special gratitude to Glady's care givers, Mary Aguilar and Viola Thompson, who enabled her to pass the last four years with dignity and fun.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002JN30

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, June 30, 2002
 


Bessie M. Keith Henderson
June 17, 1914 - Oct. 9, 2005

Bessie M. Keith Henderson, 91, of Hull, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Alexander Campus.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton, with graveside services at 4 p.m. Thursday, at the Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Bessie was born June 17, 1914 in Edna, to parents, Martin L. and Nancy Leona Quattlebaum Keith.

A former resident of Bay City and Lawrence, Kansas, Bessie was presently a resident of the Hull-Daisetta area.

She was a homemaker, member of the United Pentecostal Church, and enjoyed reading her Bible, listening to gospel music, crocheting and quilting.

Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by: her father, Martin Looper Keith; mother, Nancy Leona Quattlebaum Black; husband, John D. Henderson; son, James “J.D.” Henderson; brothers, Thomas and John Henry; and sisters, Josephine and Lillian.

She is survived by: her daughters, Joyce DeBarge and husband Sonny of Hull, and Aline Holtzman and husband J. of Lawrence, Kansas; sons, John E. Henderson and wife Myrtle of Houston, Ken Henderson of Livermore, California, and Levy Henderson and wife Peggy of Greenville, South Carolina; brothers, William B. Keith and James Black; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bay City Tribune, October 12, 2005
 

Mrs. Eddie Estelle Henderson, 79, of Austin, died Sunday in an Austin Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Matheny, minister of the First Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be held at Cedarvale cemetery. Mrs. Henderson was born on June 13, 1900 in Velasco, Texas, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Posey Augustus McLendon. She had lived in Port Lavaca from 1950 through 1961 and was employed as an accountant at Alcoa's Point Comfort operations. She was a member of the Lavaca Bay Writers, and the Little Theatre Group of Port Lavaca. Survivors include: daughter, Mrs. Fisher Mith of Long Mott; son, Harvey J. Henderson of Austin; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Edward Montgomery of Victoria, Mrs. Gussie Lee Clark of Edna; brother, Posey A. McLendon of Bay City; five grandchildren. Pallbearers include: G. A. Jennings of Long Mott, M. B. Binderwald of Seadrift, Gerald Clark of Edna, Mike Prather of Austin, Tim Falkner of Yoakum, and William Massey of Long Mott. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, January 1, 1920
 

Frank Wayne Henkes

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Roy L. Henkes

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Samuel D. Henkes

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Jimmie Howard Hennessy, 61, of Bay City passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. He was born in Ida, La. on Feb 24, 1939. He was retired from the Bay City Plant of Celanese Chemical Co., where he worked for over 28 years.

He is survived by: his wife, Jade Lee Hennessy of Bay City; daughters and sons-in-law, Lyia and Gordon Winfrey of Bay City, Laurie and Alan Fritsche of Bryan, Lynne and Christopher Williams of Vidor and Leanne and Douglas Wells of Missouri City; grandchildren, Brandi and Tara Winfrey, Brian and Matthew Fritsche, Taylor and Jordon Williams and Logan, Landon and Peyton Wells.

Services are scheduled for Saturday December 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Family Worship Center, 2717 9th St. in Bay City, with the Rev. Joseph Roach officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allan Fritsche, Christopher Williams, Douglas Wells, Kenneth Wilkerson, Bill Bullard, and Jon Abshier. Honorary pallbearers will be John Morgan, Leanord Fritsche, Jack Lee, and Billy Mann.

Services under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

A00011A2000DC01      THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, December 1, 2000
 

Margaret Arvilla Johnson Herman, 93, passed away May 9, 2011 in the Austin, Tx. home of her son, Guy Herman.

A service in celebration of her life will be held at at 1:30 p.m. June 4, 2011 at the First Methodist Church in Palacios. The service will be preceded by a luncheon at the adjacent Weimer Hall at noon.

Margaret was born to Guy Johnson and Tenna Hubbard Johnson in Palacios, Tx. on Jan. 25, 1918. One of eight children of kind and gentle parents, she enjoyed a magical childhood in Matagorda County. She graduated from Palacios High School and attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.

She married Gilbert S. Herman before World War II and raised six children. The family followed Gilbert’s military career to post-war Germany and Japan as well as several places around Texas before settling in Corpus Christi, where Margaret had a long, successful career as an office manager for General Export, Iron, and Metals. In Corpus she was also a long-time active member of Aldersgate Methodist Church.

Margaret was a kind and gracious woman with a wonderfully positive disposition. She read widely and was extensively self-educated. She was a master gardener, keeping a bountiful garden each year until she was almost 90 years old. And she was especially devoted to her children and grandchildren, serving as the beloved matriarch of a large, close family.
She is survived by her brothers Ballard Johnson and wife Louise of Aransas Pass and Mack Johnson and wife Adene of Conroe; her daughter Anne Harrison and husband Brian of Arizona and Michigan; her sons Nick Herman and wife Dee of Houston, Guy Herman and wife Lynn Blais of Austin, Michael Herman and wife Teresa of Highland Village, and Craig Herman and wife Jan of Fredericksburg; and her daughter-in-law Elaine Herman of Baytown; as well as 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Herman, her son Wayne Herman, and a grandson, Brad Herman.

Palacios Beacon, June, 2011
 

PALACIOS - Daniel Hernandez, 58, of Palacios, passed away Aug. 11, 2011. He was born Dec. 20, 1952 in Palacios to Daniel Hernandez and Evangalina De Leon Hernandez.

His father preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Garcia Hernandez of Palacios; mother, Eva Hernandez of Palacios; sons, Marcos Hernandez and Joshua Hernandez, both of Palacios; sisters, Hortencia Cambray and husband Raymundo, Isabelle Lopez, Sylvia Hernandez, Lupita Evans and husband Steve and Eva Guillen, all of Palacios; and brothers, Adam Hernandez and wife Melissa of Georgia and Jesse Hernandez of Palacios.

A prayer service will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Palacios Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the funeral home with Rev. Christopher Maldonado officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

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

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 12, 2011
 

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Ramon Hernandez, 64, of Bay City, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004.

He was born July 17, 1939, in Bay City, to Inosencia Morales Hernandez of Bay City and the late Ramon Hernandez Sr.. He was a retired electrician for Celanese Chemical Co. and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: wife, Gregoria Rivera Hernandez; daughter, Marina Reyes of Bay City; son, Ramon S. Hernandez III of Bay City; sister, Hortense Tejeda, of Bay City; and three grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited 8:30 p.m. tonight at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

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

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

The Victoria Advocate, May 6, 2004
 

Jose Herrera, 53, of Lane City died Tuesday June 19, 2001 at his home with his loving family around him. He was born December 18, 1947 in Bay City to the late Jesse and Consuelo Robles Herrera.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ysbell Barron Herrera of Lane City; daughters, Josephine Morales of Lane City, Julia Smith of Boling, Paula Flores of Lane City, Rachel Herrera of Charlotte, N.C. and JoAnn Hooks of Hungerford, Texas; sons, Joe Herrera, Jr and Joseph Herman Logano, both of Bay City.

He is also survived by six sisters, five brothers, and 16
grandchildren.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday June 22 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday June 23 at the
Nazareth United Methodist Church.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
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THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, June 22, 2001
 

Tony Herrera, 41, of Bay City, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2000. He was born Aug. 9, 1959 in Bay City to Louis Herrera, Sr. and Maria Blanco Herrera.

He was a lifelong resident of Bay City, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by: daughter, April Marie Herrera of Houston; biological parents, Tony and Amelia Trevino of Bay City; sisters, Rachel Garcia and husband Marion, and Mary Helen Rubio, all of Bay City; brothers, Lupe Herrera of Houston and Steve Trevino of Bay City; aunts, Julia Valdez of Bay City, and Lupe Saldana of Chicago, Ill.; uncles, Carlos Trevino of Bay City, Jesse Trevino of Houston, and Abel Trevino of Rockport; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Louis and Maria Herrera, by a brother, Louis Herrera, Jr., and uncle, Amado Trevino.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, November 9, 2000
 


Joe Hickl
 

EL MATON-Joe Hickl 87, of El Maton, was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. He was born Nov. 9, 1923 to the late John & Julie Pavlicek Hickl in Frydek. He married Albina Vaculin on Aug. 31, 1948. They lived their life together in El Maton. They raised 4 sons, Edmund, David, Ronald and Donald, 1 daughter La Verne, on their family farm. Joe farmed all his life raising cotton, milo, corn, a few cattle with the help of his wife and sons and daughter. Farming and music was his joy in life. He loved Churchs chicken, BBQ and dominos. He played guitar for many years. Joe was a devoted member of Saint Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing and St. Robert's Catholic Church in Markham, Tx.. He prayed the Rosary everyday. He was a member of the KJT.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Albina, sons, Edmund & wife, Sandra of Sweeny, David and wife, Sally of Louise, Ronald and wife, Cynthia of El Maton, Donald and wife, Karen of El Maton, and son-in-law Jose Rodriguez of El Maton; ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; brother Lawrence Hickl & wife, Edith, 3 sisters-in-law; brother & sister-in-law Ed & Tilley Dornak of Blessing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sweet daughter, La Verne, his brothers William Hickl ,Sr., John Hickl, Jr., August Hickl, Louis Hickl, Edward Hickl, Sr., Jesse Hickl, and sisters, Louise Saha and Annie Holub.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at Saint Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing with burial to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Blessing. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing.
The family wishes to thank all our families & friends for their prayers, flowers, food and thougtfullness . May God Bless each of you. Condolences may be shared with the family by sharing
www.taylorbros.net

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 20, 2011
 



 

 

Calvin W. Hicks

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Eliza A. Hill

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Linda (Vernon) Hillyer
May 1, 1951 – April 14, 2011

Linda (Vernon) Hillyer of Palacios, Texas, took her place among the angels on April 14, 2011, after a sudden and brief fight with an infection.

The Lord granted her peace and took her home to reunite with: her mother, Mary Powell; brother, Gary Powell; and many other family and friends who passed on before her.

She is survived by: her brother and sister-in-law Milton and Katherine Powell of Jackson, Wyoming; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Michael Cannon of Bay City, Texas; three grandchildren, Piper, Josiah and one she was impatiently waiting to meet in October of 2011, also of Bay City.

The sudden loss of her life has left holes in our hearts and we will miss her greatly.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, April 20, 2011
 

PORT LAVACA - Beloved husband, father, brother, Marvin E. Hilscher, 79, of Port Lavaca passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011. Marvin never met a stranger. He was a friend to all and was surrounded by his loving family and friends when he passed away. Marvin was born on Dec. 10, 1931 in Lane City to the late Emil F. and Annie M. Hrncir Hilscher. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army where he was an MP. In 1962 he opened the H-E-B in Port Lavaca and worked as the night manager and retired as the store director in 1980. He was also an insurance agent with Catholic Life Insurance for 26 years. Marvin was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church and served as a Eucharist minister for many years. He was also a member of KC Council 3253 4th Degree of Victoria, and lifetime member of VFW Post 4403 of Port Lavaca.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Margaret Sanders Hilscher of Port Lavaca (On June 7, they would have celebrated 53 years of marriage); sons, Michael E. (Mary) Hilscher of Mesquite, Kenneth M. (Lori) Hilscher of Bay City, and Robert M. Hilscher of Port Lavaca; sisters, Anna Mae (Carl) Smith of San Antonio, Juliette (Ron) Westphal of Arlington; brothers, Erwin Hilscher of Kansas, Anton (JoAnn) Hilscher of Victoria, John (Mary Ann) Hilscher of Victoria, and Edward Hilscher of Houston.

In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by his sister, Leona Hilscher Bass; brothers, George and Clarence Hilscher; and granddaughter, Abigail Emlin Hilscher.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 31, 2011, at Grace Funeral Chapel in Port Lavaca. The rosary will follow at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with Father Ty Bazar officiating.

Pallbearers are Dan Vahalik, Billy Mikash, Miles Tompson, Ralph Comier, Bobby Anderle, and Luis De La Garza.

Honorary pallbearers are Deacon Ken Ryan, Dr. Paul Bunnell, Richard Perez, Milton Pfeifer, Don Tyson, and Mike Beard.

A private family burial will take place at Six-Mile Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials in Marvin's name may be made to Alzheimer's Association or to Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.

Grace Funeral Chapel, Port Lavaca, in charge of arrangements.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 31, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Hobbs

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Roxie Mae Hoffman
(June 23, 1943 - November 9, 2011)

Roxie Mae Hoffman, 68, of Linden, TX passed away November 9, 2011 in Texarkana, Texas after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 23, 1943 in Bay City, TX to the Late Loy & Ivy Rhodes Taylor. She spent her last years doing what she loved most, tending her flower gardens and spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by parents Loy & Ivy Taylor, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and husband of 20 years Henry Hoffman. She is survived by her children: Johnny Hoffman & wife Marcella of Wharton, TX, Michele Guernsey & husband Dale of Bivins, TX, Darell Hoffman & wife Pam of Linden, TX, and Jason Hoffman & wife Gina of Linden, TX; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday, November 11, 2011 at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Taylor Duncan of Linden, TX officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Kenneth Black, Lee Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Dwayne Taylor, Dee Taylor, Avery Johnson, Matt Johnson, and Dewayne Walker

Bay City Tribune, November 16, 2011
 

Henry B. Hogan, age 79 yrs, 11 months and 3 days, died at the family residence in Bay City this morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. from Taylor Bros. Funeral Parlor. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery under direction of Taylor Bros. The Bay City Masonic Lodge will conduct the funeral.

MATAGORDA COUNTY TRIBUNE, September 14, 1933
 



 
Lynette Sharon Hoke

Cedarvale Cemetery

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BAY CITY - Robert Eugene Holland, 81, of Bay City passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at the Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land. Robert was born on Aug. 5, 1929 in San Antonio, to parents Al and Annie Pridgen Holland. He served his country during the Korean conflict and also as a Merchant Marine. In 1957, he and his new wife Evelyn moved to the Caney Creek area of Matagorda County where he worked as a rancher and farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Faith Diane Dean.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Holland; son, Glenn Holland; two grandchildren, Sherman Rudd and Melissa Willey; as well as four great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Robert will be held at the Bay City Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 11, from noon until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Bay City with Rev. Jeff Gantz officiating. Interment will follow at the Lutheran Cemetery in Danevang.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 11, 2011
 

Cledus A. Hollas

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Zelma Ruth Holloway
(August 13, 1929 - October 16, 2011)
 

Zelma Ruth Holloway, 82, formerly of Palacios passed away Oct. 16, 2011. She was born August 13, 1029 in Walters, Oklahoma to the late George Adkisson & Bettie Lamb Adkisson. She had worked in the cafeteria for Palacios ISD and at Pier Drive-In for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Holloway in 1996 and son-in-law James Hagaman in 2005.

Survivors include daughter Bettie Hagaman of Blessing; her twin sister Ruby Railey of Leveland, TX; brother Gerald Adkisson of Brownwood, TX; grandchildren Stacy Meinardus & Cody Hagaman and great grandchildren Dalton James Novak, Landen James Hagaman, Casey James Hagaman and Katelyn Marie Hagaman.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 1PM until 5PM Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Palacios Funeral Home.

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Funeral Services Sunday For Miss
Tenie Holmes

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Miss Tenie Holmes whose 78th birthday would have been August 17th. The services were from the First Baptist Church and interment was in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Connie Anderson, Laddie Lowe, Frank Lewis, Rowland Rugeley, Dick Bachman, Tom J. Poole.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Eddleman of Rosebud.

Miss Holmes' death came suddenly Friday afternoon at the Matagorda General Hospital. Although at the hospital for treatment, Miss Holmes was not considered dangerously ill and death came suddenly and unexpectedly.

The gracious lady who had closed but over a half century of teaching, probably had taught members of every old family in the city and many new families as her kindergarten work continued long after she resigned from the public schools. In fact she was actively engaged in this work this year.

She had attended school as a girl in Durango, Texas from 1883 - 1891 and then entered Baylor University for a two year period. When she was sixteen she taught in the Hawes family at Saluria Pass. She taught in Bay City from 1894 through 1924 and she had also taught in may places in the county.

She was a member of the Baptist Church, the O.E.S., and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. While teaching in Bay City she continued her college work during the summer months and attended Baylor University in the summers of 1914, 1916 and 1920.

Miss Holmes had been active in her school work and also in civic affairs and church and club affairs. Her keen interest in everything caused her to ever have a youthful outlook on all problems yet her age and wisdom afforded her a mellow approach to the problems.

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, August 11, 1952
 

Bennie Ray Hood, 64, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in Houston, Texas.

He was born March 5, 1941 in Plainview, Texas, to Homer Lawerence Hood and Alma Jane Walker Hood.

He was a resident of Bay City since 1999 and was a retired carpenter from Phillips 66 in Old Ocean.

He is survived by: his wife of 38 years, Eloise Hood of Bay City; his sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Paula Hood and Brandon and Shelby Hood, all of Bay City; and two grandchildren, Braeden Hood and Jase Hood, both of Bay City.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Homer and Alma Hood; his sister, Bobbie Jo Morrison; and his brother, Dewey Clydean Hood.

The funeral service was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City, with Rev. Michael Zimmerman officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Ed Knight, Bobby Smith, Doyle Keith, Chad Yaklin, Felix Cruz and Kenny Pucket.

Honorary Pallbearers will be all the carpenters of Conoco-Phillips and Chevron-Phillips.

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

Bay City Tribune, May 1, 2005
 



 
Margie Laverne Hopkins

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Ray Matthew “Beaner” Horta
March 4, 1988 – February 19, 2011

Mr. Ray “Beaner” Horta, 22, of Boling, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011, from injuries sustained in a car accident.

He was born on March 4, 1988, in Wharton, the son of Ray Castillo and Rosie Horta.

Ray attended school in Boling and graduated from Boling High School in 2006.

Ray enjoyed dancing, playing baseball, and being around his family and friends.

He was in the Army Reserves. He was a scaffold builder working in the chemical industry.

Ray is preceded in death by: his grandparents, Fidencio and Herlinda Horta, and Felipe and Catherine Castillo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Espinosa officiating.

Internment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with military graveside honors.

A visitation and Rosary were held the night before at the chapel of the Wharton Funeral Home.

Survivors include: his daughter, Carly Rai Horta of Hungerford; mother, Rosie Horta of Boling; father, Ray Castillo of Angleton; sisters, Debbie Garza and husband Ronnie, Mandy Sanchez and husband R.J. all of Boling, Cathy Hernandez and husband Joe, and Cylina Ware and husband Craig all of Wharton; brothers, Johnny Castro, Jr. and wife Connie, and Ralph Castro and wife Danielle, all of Wharton; godparents, Robert and Margie Horta of Boling; special aunt, Aunt Delores of Boling; mother of his daughter, Allyson Canales of Hungerford; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Pallbearers are Marc Carapia, Arturo “Doe” Perez, Rudy“Buttons” Batilla, III, Sebastian Samora, Alan Yamada, Manuel Campos, and David Horta.

Honorary pallbearers are his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
 


Edith Carreathers Horton

Funeral services for Edith Carreathers Horton, 74, of Bay City will be at noon Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ, the Rev. Doyle Anderson, pastor and Minister Johnny Harrison, eulogizing.

Viewing was from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary.

Burial will be Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Plainview Memorial Cemetery, Plainview, Texas.

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
 


G
eorge William Hover

Memorial services for George William Hover, 91, of Amarillo, Tx. and formerly of Palacios, were held Sept. 1, 2011 at Washington Avenue Christian Church in Amarillo with Pastor Jim Shelburne officiating. Burial and Masonic Rites were at Memory Gardens in Amarillo.

Mr. Hover was born Aug. 23, l920 in South St. Paul, Minnesota to George M. Hover and Agnes Hover. He passed away Aug. 28, 2011 at BSA Hospice in Amarillo.

He had served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He later obtained his FAA and Weather Bureau training and had served Chief of Flight Service Palacios.

He was active in the Masonic Lodge A.M. and F.M. for 65 years and in Lions Club. He had served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Elder Citizens in Palacios.

Palacios Beacon, September 7, 2011
 


Jessie Berniece Howell
(December 28, 1917 - March 11, 2011)
 

Jessie Berniece “Sis” Howell, age 93, of Sweeny passed away at Angleton Danbury Hospital on Friday March 11, 2011.

“Sis” was born Dec. 28, 1917 in Phesant, Matagorda County, Texas to Charles Lee & Bertha Josephine Williams. She graduated from Blessing high School and attended beauty college.

She married Floyd Lavelle Howell in 1938. The lived in several areas across the U.S. while he was In the service during WW II. They later lived in Bay City and Sweeny for the major part of their Lives. Sis and Floyd had many wonderful years together sharing their hobbies of gardening and Fishing. She also enjoyed painting and art and was an excellent seamstress. Of all the things

She treasured in life, the love and life she shared with Floyd and her Christian faith were the Most important to her. She was especially proud of Floyd’s service to his country in the Navy During WW II and the Korean War. Sis was preceded in death by her parents, and older sister, Una Mae Williams, and her husband, Floyd Lavelle Howell.

She is survived by her sister, Bertha Irene “Jack” Rhodes and half sister, Carol Ann Caskey, And her two sons (Brian & Allen); nieces, Genevieve Rhodes Adams & husband, Dickie, & Jorene Rhodes Aycock & husband, Arthur. Also Great Nephews Mark Adams & Robert Aycock (wife Stacey and children, Kailey, Robert & Lauren) and great niece Laura Aycock Van Dorn and daughter Amanda.

Graveside services will be held at Roselawn Cemetery Van Vleck,Texas on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 At 10:00 am With Father Peter Conaty officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that Donations be made in Sis’s name to ST Mary’s Episcopal Church PO Box 786 West Columbia Tx 77486. The family extends a special thank you to Roxane Stibbe and Sallie Myers who were Sis’s caregivers For the past several years. They provided excellent care during her final years.

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Julia Tanner Hubbard
(June 15, 1913 - August 10, 2011)

JULIA TANNER HUBBARD: Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother.

Julia Tanner Hubbard was born on June 15, 1913 in Cleveland, Liberty County, Texas. She passed away at the age of 98 on August 10, 2011 at the home of her daughter Monetta, in Brazoria County, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband: W. B. Hubbard; 2 daughters: Zona Marie Hubbard Bender & Jessie Gay Hubbard Hudgeons; and great granddaughter: Courtney Fortenberry. She is survived by 5 daughters: Lena Falks, Willie Daugherty, Bernell Maxwell (husband Sheldon), Monetta Gregurek (husband Phillip), Rena Barnes; and son: Bluford Hubbard (wife Brenda). She is also survived by a half brother: Eston Lloyd; half sister: Jessie Marie Tanner Wheelus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grandma Hubbard was blessed with 25 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, and 57 great great grandchildren.

Julia’s family moved to the Sweeny area in 1925 to farm. She was the oldest daughter in a family of 13 children. She attended school in Sweeny and later met W. B. Hubbard. They were married in 1930, and celebrated 66 years of marriage.

Of all the things Julia, “Mother”, “Grandma” held dear, the most important were home and family. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, making numerous treasured quilts for children, grandchildren and great grandchildren over the years. Cooking was a favorite pastime, and especially loved Sundays and holidays when her large family would come to eat and visit. Gardening, her flowers, and the farm animals were a joy to her. She loved to write, and would tell all of her family how much she loved them in letters and cards.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, August 12, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Dwayne Partain officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Joe Allen Fortenberry, Philip Gregurek, Paul David Gregurek, Mark Alan Gregurek, Jody Daugherty, Billy Schendel, and Bryan Bluford Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers will be: Brian Barnes, David Lee Gregurek, Matthew Gregurek, Christopher Gregurek, Nickalas Bellnoski, Bobby Bender, Ralph Fortenberry, and Daniel Fortenberry.

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Tommy Huddleston

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Margaret Jean Hudson Huebner, 89, of Bay City passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000 at the Legacy in Bay City.

She was born in Edna, Texas on May 21, 1911 to parents Eugene and Hope McKinney Hudson and worked many years as a school teacher in Matagorda County.

She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, The Daughters of the American Revolution and the Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceeded in death by: her husband, Marion Toliver (Top) Huebner and two sisters, Rosemary Harris and Alise Pattillo.

She is survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Patsy Huebner and Doug and Rebecca Huebner, all of Bay City; grandchildren, Shelby La Rae, Jeffrey and Lindsey Huebner; brother-in-law, Raleigh Huebner; sister-in-law, Lucille Wilkinson; nieces and nephews, Martha Pattillo-Siv, Martha Lake, Bobby Wilkinson and Don Huebner as well as long time friend Alma Mehrens and a special family friend and care giver, Melba Edison.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bay City with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Bill, Doug, and Jeffrey Huebner, James Craft, David Johs, Greg Meyers, Matt and Scott Lawhon will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sichan (Tex) Siv, Jack Huebner and Raleigh Huebner.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may give to the First Presbyterian Church scholarship fund.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. A00011A2000DC07

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Thursday, December 7, 2000
 

Jewell Raye Huey, 71, of Bay City has passed on into heaven to be with the Lord on December 10, 2002. She was born September 23, 1931 in Ardmore, OK to the late Archie and Mary Ethel Stallcup Payne.

She was a resident of Bay City since 1965 and was retired from Dow after 18 years of loyal service. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City and was instrumental in helping to form the Singles Sunday School Department in September of 1978.

She was also instrumental in getting the Bay City Courthouse, Bay City Post Office and the First Baptist Church to be wheelchair accessible.

Her last gift to humanity was donation of her spinal cord to the Baylor University Research Program in Houston, TX.

She is survived by: daughters and son-in-law: Mary Jo and Bill Robbins of Houston and Nancy Lou and Fred Kanter of Brazoria; son and daughter-law, Jimmy and Sylvia Huey of Jos, Nigeria; sisters and brothers-in-law, Fannie Mae and Gary Chamblin of Ventura, CA and Patsy and Leon Cates of Navasota, TX; and by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; also by her special friend and companion, Richard “Dick” Thompson of Bay City and his children, Carol and Rick; by the father of her children, Ralph Huey of Cuero, TX and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman, Dr. W.D. Baker, And Glenn Walker officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. The family received Visitors from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday December 13, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Roy Sanders, Neil "Luke" Lucas, Larry George, Toby Coones, Harold Thompson, Pat Matthes and Dan Hayes.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Singles Sunday School Dept. of First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2321 Ave. F, Bay City, TX 77414.

“Thank You,”from the family for all the many, many wonderful people who have helped care for her and provide assistance to her over the years.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002DC15

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, Dec 15, 2002
 


Joseph Martin Huggins Sr.
 

WHARTON - Joseph Martin Huggins Sr., age 94, of Wharton died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at a Wharton nursing center following a lengthy illness. He was born on July 5, 1917 in Meade, Okla., the son of the late Monroe and Cora Neely Huggins.

At the age of 11, Joseph and his family moved to Texas from Oklahoma in a covered wagon pulled by mules. The family settled in the Pledger area where he attended school. Joseph was a farmer in the Wharton County area before joining LCRA as an operator at the age of 54. He retired from LCRA in 1982. On Feb. 6, 1940 he married Frances Zernicek in Bay City. She preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2001. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Melvin Huggins and Joseph Huggins Jr., and his grandson, Jason Miska.

Visitation will be held on Friday evening, Sept. 23, 2011 at 5:30 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., at the Wharton Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father George Kunnath officiating, burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.

Survivors include his children, Georgie Gibbs and husband Jack of Hempstead, Marvin Huggins and wife Kitty of Jourdanton, Mary Ann Balling and husband Jimmy of Leon, N.Y., Patrick Huggins and wife Sally of El Campo, Patricia Miska and husband John of Wharton, Veronica Wanjura and husband Charles of Cuero, Monica Duncan and husband Roy of El Campo, David Huggins of Wharton, Dominic Huggins and wife Alanna of Wharton, and Mark Huggins and wife Karla of Blossvale, N.Y. He is also survived by his brother, Herman Huggins of California, and sisters, Lillian Doiron of Wharton, Imogene Rosser of Alvin, and Sammie Ruth and her husband DeMont Mullen of Florida. Also surviving Mr. Huggins are his 20 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Clay Border, Brian Huggins, Carter Miska, Chris Miska, Steven Zernicek and Mark Zernicek.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Cory Duncan, Alan Huggins, Will Border, Michael Huggins, Ricky Huggins, and Jimmy Balling Jr.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests memorials to Holy Family Catholic Church, Family Life Center, 2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488 or the charity of your choice.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 22, 2011



 
Claude Irven Hughes

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photos courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

 

 

Wannie Kerley Humphries
(March 22, 1931 - February 19, 2011)

Wannie Lee Humphries passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

Wannie was born on March 22, 1931, in Ben Hur, Texas, and her family moved to Bay City when she was 14.

She shared her love of education and music to hundreds of children in Matagorda County as the owner of Humpty Dumpty Pre-School for 34 years. Wannie was one of four generations of Matagorda County educators in her family.

She enjoyed fullness of life as she spent time with her family and friends. Wannie’s favorite activities included her Bridge Club, Book Review, and reunions with her high school girl friends.

Wannie was preceded in death by: her loving husband of 38 years, James Wallace Humphries, Sr.; a son-in-law, Gordon Cook; and her parents, Kenneth and Ora Mae Kerley.

Survivors include: three daughters, Judy Rowland and husband Tommy of Ganado, Arizona, Sheri Fry and husband Barry of Bay City, Texas, and Lesa Tidwell and husband David of Belton, Texas; son, Jim Humphries and wife Elsa of Bay City, Texas; grandchildren, Amy Rowland, Karie Thering, Ginny Rowland, Will Cook, Jessica Cook-Rodriguez, Chad Tidwell, Tyson Tidwell, Kyle Tidwell and Christina Humphries; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family received visitors from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Jeff Gantz and the Rev. Harley Savage officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Cook, Will Cook, Kyle Tidwell, Tyson Tidwell, Chad Tidwell, Daniel Thering and Mark Rodriguez.

Memorial contributions are welcome and should be made to the Stanley-Humphries Auditorium at the Matagorda County Museum; 2100 Ave F; Bay City, TX 77414.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, February 23, 2011
 

PALACIOS - Sophia Hilda Lemons Hunter departed this life April 1, 2011, in Victoria, at the age of 82. She was born in Pampa on Sept. 23, 1932, to Tollie Stone Lemons and Clyda Nelda Wooster Lemons. She married Staton Edward Hunter on June 29, 1945, in San Saba.

She is survived by her son, Gary Hunter and wife Mary of Palacios; granddaughter, Sandra Hunter Lesley and husband Jack of Richmond; great-grandson Brint Lesley of Richmond; granddaughter, Garrie Jean Grace and husband Ryan; great-granddaughter, Madison Leann Grace, all of Taylor; sisters-in-law, Malissa Lemons of Ben, Louise Lemons of Lometa, and Sammye Lemons of Evant; brother-in-law, Jack Danials of Bend; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sophia was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Robert Lemons, T. S. Lemons Jr., David Lemons, Jerry Lemons, and Buddy Lemons; sisters, Margaret Sisk, Nelda Taylor, and Joann Danials.

Visitation will be at the Palacios Funeral Home from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2011. Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Palacios with the Rev. Hollas Hoffman and James Collins officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at High Valley Cemetery in Bend.

Pallbearers are Gene Brister, Butch Bevers, Carrell Ramsey, Rodney Girndt, Wayne Biffle, and Dan Tucker.

Memorials may be made to the First Bapitst Church in Palacios, Pet-Pals in Palacios, or the Beeville Children's Home in Beeville.

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 April 3, 2011
 


William Gordon Hutson
(April 9, 1929 - March 24, 2011)
 

William G. Hutson, 81 of Sweeny, Texas passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

He was born April 9, 1929 in Roosevelt, Louisiana to Amos and Jennie (Townsend) Hutson. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sweeny and the Knights of Columbus.

A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00am, Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sweeny with Father Lee Flores officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Serving as pallbearers were LaWayne Hutson, Ray Polensky, Louis Fojtik, Joe Valka, Michael Fojtik, Calvin White, Jr., Chris Fikes and Wesley Fojtik. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Hutson, Ricky Poole, Frank Fojtik, Jr., Robert Fojtik, Jeremy Renick, Marvin Johnson, Jack Cole and Tommy Crouch.

William is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Betsy Fojtik Hutson of Sweeny; sons, Gordon Hutson of Houston; Audie Hutson and wife, Donna of Needville; Ronald Hutson of Palacios; daughters, Libby Wilkins-Rivas of Pearland; Stacey Haning and husband, Jim of Bay City; brothers, Thurman Hutson and wife, Jan of Brazoria; Ealy Hutson and wife, Loyce of Brazoria; Charles Hutson and wife, Linda of Shepard; sister, Martha Kasper and husband, Vern of Houston; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy, Kasandra, Michelle, Kimberly, Sabrina, Jacquelyn, Jessica, William, Katie, Haley and Heather; 12 great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Hayden, Joshua, Alexis, Sadie, Isaac, Caleb, Abigail, Nathaniel, Kaylee, Violet and Jane along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Jennie Hutson; sister, Agnes White and her husband, Calvin and their son, Ronnie White.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 310 N. McKinney, Sweeny, Tx. 77480; or Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe, Houston, Texas 77030.

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Stanley E. Hyer

Jessie Lee Hyer

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

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