Matagorda County Obituaries
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Loraine Fields Hadden

July 2, 1934 – Nov. 26, 2007

Funeral services for Loraine Fields Hadden, 73, of Sweeny, Texas, will be held Saturday, December 1, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Jesus Free Will Holy Temple, Bay City, with Bishop Michael Hurst, pastor, and District Supt. Elbert Jackson, eulogist. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

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

She was born July 2, 1934, to Tommie Fields and Annie Williams in Cedar Lane, Texas, and passed away November 26, 2007, in Wharton, Texas. She was formerly employed as Lab Technician in South Texas Medical Clinic, Bay City.

Survivors include: her husband, the Rev. Ben Hadden of Sweeny; four children, Cheryl Hadden Levias (and Ranzy), and Leatrice Hadden all of Houston, Jeff Clark (and Joyce) and Valerie Sharky of Sweeny. Also a grandson she reared, Terrance Hadden (and Toya) of Ft. Bend, Georgia; seven grandchildren and five great – grandchildren. Also five sisters, Ophelia Griggs, Betty Plummer, Verna Ross (and Howard), all of Cedar Lane, Wilada Green ( and the Rev. K.D.) and Ida Emanuel, all of Bay City, and two brothers, Eugene Fields, Sr. (and Leola) of Cedar Lane, and Donald Fields, Sr. (and Betty) of Brazoria; one uncle, Lawyer Fields, Sr. over 466 nieces and nephews, an enormous host of other relatives.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: one sister, Minnie Ola Fields and three brothers, Eddie Fields, Cleveland Fields, Sr. and Hilliard Fields, Sr.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published November 28, 2007                                                                      
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott & Jerrilyn Capers
 

Walter F. "Hoss" Hale, 66, of Bay City, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at Matagorda General Hospital. He was born April 30, 1934 in Gober, Texas to parents Ves. O. and Grace Aiken Hale. Hoss served in the navy and worked as a letter carrier with the Bay City Post Office for 35 years and worked for the Tidehaven School District for nine years after retiring from the Postal service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bay City, The National Association of Letter Carriers and the NARFF. He was known around town as an avid sports fan and was a member of the Petroleum Bowling League and the VFW Bowling League in Bay City.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Hale of Bay City; daughters, Connie Long of Washington, Rachel Hale of Bay City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daryle and Sue Hale of Richmond and Lance and Kristi Hale of Sugar Land; brother, Clarence Hale of San Antonio; sisters, Loretta Carter and Bertha Denbow of Midfield, Kathryn Dean of Caldwell and Patricia Hale of Mexia; five grandchildren, Chelsea, Chad and Chase Hale, Christy King and Jennifer Beall; and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow in the Midfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include: Bob King, J. W. Brown, Tony Pena, Glyn Kinsey, Jeff Mallard, James Sowell, Jack Matthews and Bill Donohoe.

All Letter Carriers will serve as Honorary pallbearers.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, Friday, May 5, 2000
 


Anthony "Tony" Hamilton

Nov. 29, 1934 – Sept. 20, 2012

On September 20, 2012, Anthony "Tony" Hamilton died peacefully in the presence of his family at his home in Bayfield, Colorado.

Despite two years of suffering with liver cancer, he courageously continued to embrace living by means of faith, philosophical acceptance and long hikes with his border collie. (Had he still been living in Bay City, Texas, he would no doubt have spent his last years hunting redfish in Matagorda.)

His wife, Hope (Sissy), his four children (Adair, Vance, Marc and Vaughn), and his eight grandchildren remain blessed for having been made of part of him.

Tony was born on November 29, 1934 to Tom and Ruby Hamilton in Wharton, Texas.

He was graduated from the University of Texas with a law degree; married Caroline (Sissy/Hope) Almy in Ft. Worth (January 29, 1958); practiced law in Houston and in Bay City; retired jointly to Marble Falls, Texas and Bayfield, Colorado; read every history book he could from his favorite two libraries; loved high school and college football (especially Longhorn football); kayaked the waters of central Texas; and never till the end tired of hiking the high trails of southern Colorado with his beloved dog, Guapo.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Mercy in Durango, Colorado (please call 970-764-2800) or to Bayfield, Colorado’s Bayfield Lavenia McCoy Public Library (970-884-2222).

Bay City Tribune, September 23, 2012
 


Betty “Pee Wee” Harkless

Funeral services for Betty “Pee Wee” Harkless, 59, of Bay City were scheduled for 2 p. m. today at Mother Zion  Baptist Church with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial was to follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Mrs. Harkless was born Sept. 26, 1932, to Garfield Gibson Sr. and Ira Lee Spradley Gibson in Bay City and died Feb. 22, 1992, at Matagorda General Hospital.

She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include three sisters, Patricia Gibson Clay, Mary Gibson Watson of Bay City and Effie Gibson Williams of Houston; two brothers, Garfield Gibson of Bay City and Earl Gibson of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Garfield Gibson III, Jovondi Williams, Michael L. Gibson, Robert L. Gibson, Devin Williams and Gilbert Woodard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Gibson, Garfield Gibson Jr., Calvin Johnson and the members of the Senior Missionary II and Usher Board of Mother Zion Baptist Church.

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

Daily Tribune, February, 1992
 


Sam “Bo” Harkless

Funeral services for Mr. Sam “Bo” Harkless, Jr., age 54, of Houston, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1995, at 11:00 a. m., at 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 Monday, Oct. 22, 1995 until 9 p. m. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Tuesday from 10 til 11 a. m. at the church.

Mr. Harkless was born Monday, Dec. 16, 1940, in Bay City, to Sam Harkless and Naomi Spiller Harkless, and died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1995, at Fort Bend County Hospital in Missouri City, Texas.

He was a 1959 graduate of Hilliard High School in Bay City, where he participated in the band, the Glee Club, and a member of the football team. After graduation, he served in the U. S. Navy as well as the Coast Guard. He later served four years with the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Survivors include two sons, Sam Harkless, III and John Clayton Harkless, both of Aransas Pass, and his mother, Mrs. Naomi Spiller Harkless of Missouri City, and three brothers, Walter Harkless and John Harkless, both of Houston, and Berkley Harkless of Denton. Also three sisters-in-law, Rose Harkless of Houston, Gwendolyn Harkless of Denton and Bertha Brewer of San Diego, California. He leaves six aunts, Mrs. Susie Spiller, Mrs. Pearl Spiller and Mrs. Lula Mae Spiller, all of Hitchcock, Texas, Mrs. Angel Allen and Mrs. Cleo Tucker, both of Houston, and Mrs. Pearline Jackson of LaGrange; and one uncle, Earl Spiller, Sr. of Bay City. Also a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and a family of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Harkless, Sr., and one brother, Herman Wyche.

Active pallbearers will include Alfred Thompson, Aaron Harkless, Artis Preston and Calvin Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers will include Berkley Harkless, Walter Harkless, John Harkless, Sam Harkless, III, John Clayton Harkless and Quailyn Scott.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, October, 1995
 


FRED T. HARR

PALACIOS - Fred T. Harr of Palacios passed away from this earth on Monday, October 22, 2012, at his Tivoli, Texas home with loving family at his side. Fred was born on July 12, 1934 in Millet, Texas to Fred and Eva Mae Smith Harr (Muddie).
 
He graduated from Cotulla High School and later attended college at San Marcos, Texas at such time he was drafted into military service. Fred served his country in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. It was in San Marcos where Fred met and married Fay Marie Pohl in 1956. After a variety of endeavors, raised as a boy in west Texas Cotulla, hundreds of miles from the coast, Fred found his calling in the seafood business. He bought a fish and bait shop in Port Isabel and continued on to become a commercial fisherman and a seafood processor in Matagorda, Texas. He eventually spread up and down the Gulf Coast. Later in life, Fred became involved in many other ventures; two of the most well known being Palacios Seafood and Harr's Bldg. and Marine. He also had business interests in aquaculture, ranching and entertainment related businesses. He was a man of enormous energy and drive, always moving, planning and looking ahead, undaunted by failure and adversity. He will surely be missed by the many, many friends he had the good fortune to know along the way.

Fred is survived by seven children and their spouses, Debbie Moore; Thomas Harr and Barb; Terri Lynn Harr; Charles Harr and Tonia; Cindy Krause and Mark; Sherri Seaman and Greg; Fred T. Harr. Nine grandchildren, Jon Barron and wife Debbie; Leslie Barron Cordova and husband Jonathan, Kevin Krause, Melanie and Susan Harr; Kristan Harr; Leslie Morris: Heather Curtis; Kyle and Zachary Seaman. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Calista Harr, Tristan Aubrey Allen, and Andrew Cordova.

He is survived by brothers Mickey Harr and Lamar Harr and sister Linda Yeats and spouse Billy; seven nieces and one nephew. He is preceded in death by his wife Fay Marie Pohl, his father Fred D. Harr his mother Eva Mae Harr and brother Lee A. Harr.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Friday at First United Methodist Church Palacios, Texas, with Pastor James Amerson and David King officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing Texas.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home. 361-972-2012.

Victoria Advocate on October 24, 2012

 


James “JD” Harris, Jr.
March 20, 1950 –Jan. 30, 2013

Funeral services for James “JD” Harris, Jr., 62 of Bay City will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9,2013 at Mother Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Murray Martin officiating.

He is survived by: his wife, Estella of Bay City; two sons, James (and Quamica) Harris III of Pledger and Jonathon(and Kalena) of Bay City; six grandchildren, James IV, Diamond and Jakolby Harris of Bay City, Markayla and Marcus Saniel and Nsiaye Bonner of Pledger; three brothers, Manson (and Wandalyn) Harris of Bay City, Nelson (and Rose) Harris and Eugene Harris, Sr. of Palacios, and a whole host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

JD was born March 20, 1950 and passed away on Wednesday, January 30,2013 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 pm on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Green’s Mortuary.

Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery following the funeral services.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of final arrangements

Bay City Tribune, February 6, 2013
 


Robert Sterling “R. S.” Harris

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Sterling “R. S.” Harris, 77, of Bay City, will be held Thursday, April 11, at 2 p. m., 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 Wednesday until 9 p. m., in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Thursday from 1 to 2 p. m. at the church.

He was born in Van Vleck, Texas, Friday, Feb. 28, 1919, to James Harris and Delphine Wiley, and died Saturday, April 6, 1996, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Marjorie Bouldin Harris of Bay City; also two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Wallace of Houston, and Mrs. Loreen Harris of Los Angeles, California; and one son, Robert S. Harris, Jr. of Bay City. He leaves five grandchildren, Mrs. Marjorie Shava’ Cross, Marvin Thomas, Jr., Desmond Thomas, Ms. Atlanta Williams, Mmes. Andrea Lincoln, LaKesha Collins and Tameka Law; as well as five great-grandchildren. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, and a family of friends which include the Mother Zion Church family.

Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James Harris.

Active pallbearers will include Booker T. Holbert, J. W. Brown, Harry Sauceda, Marvin Harris, Quela Bouldin, Malkelton Ford and Charles McAfee.

Honorary pallbearers will include Desmond Thomas, Marvin Thomas, Jr., Robert S. Harris, Jr., Rondell Flannel, Bobbie Flannel, Michael Spiller and Roland Flannel.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, April, 1996                                                    Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
 

PALACIOS [Matagorda County, Texas] -- Bobby E. Harrison, 69, of Palacios, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002.

He was born Jan. 9, 1933, in Alabama, to the late Thomas Lynn and Nelma Patrick Harrison. He was a retired oilwell worker, firefighter and consultant. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: wife, Doris Marie Slaughter Harrison; daughters, Martha Sue Ricketson of Pasadena and Casandra Hochard of South Houston; sons, Bobby Earl Harrison of Houston, Thomas Harrison of South Houston, Bobby Harrison Jr. of Dickinson, Robert Wayne Killgore of Spring and Richard Lee Killgore of Sabine Pass; sister, Joann Daigle of Pasadena and Glynese Collins of West Columbia; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; and brother, J.C. Harrison.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Palacios, the Rev. Hollas Hoffman officiating. Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 361-972-2012.

Victoria Advocate, February 17, 2002
 


Hattie Hart

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Hart, age 94, of Bay City, Texas will be held Wednesday June 21, 1995 at 11:00 A. M. at Tyree Chapel A.M.E. Church in Bay City, Texas, with Rev. Rayford R. Simon officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery in Bay City, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon until 9:00 P. M. in the Chapel of Green’s Mortuary and Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A. m. at Tyree Chapel. Mrs. Hart was born October 16, 1900 in Milam County to Will and Lizzie Mc Kinzie Demerson and died June 15, 1995 at Matagorda General Hosp. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William S. Hart and Florida of Oakland, California. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Augustine Reed and George of La Marque, Texas; Cullen Hart of Oakland California and Robbie Hart of Bay City, Texas. Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Hollie Carr and Earlie of Smithville, Texas; Ellen Timmons and Jimmie of Lake View Terrace, California; Aunt, Mrs. Addie Price of San Antonio, Tx; Grandchildren: Diane, Angie, Otis, Bruce, Maxine, Madie Ann, Hattie Marie George (Denniss Otis Hayes), Adrian, Deborah, and John. 15 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren, 4 great-great-great grandchildren. And a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers: grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers: Stewardess Board #1, Lula Duncan Missionary Society. Green’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements of Bay City, Texas.

Daily Tribune, June, 1995
 


Rodney Amey Hart

Funeral services for Rodney Amey Hart, 45, of Oakland, Almeda, Calif., will be held 11 a. m. Tuesday at Tyree Chapel AME Church with Alfred L. Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation hours are scheduled until 9 p. m. today at Green’s Mortuary.

Mr. Hart was born Nov. 7, 1946, to William S. and Queen Esther Amey in Bay City and died Dec. 30, 1991, at Fairmont Hospital.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Raquel and Saundra of Bay City; his father and stepmother, William S. and Florida Hart of Oakland, Calif.; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Erroll Amey of Houston,  Dane J. and Ann Amey of San Diego Calif., and Sylvester Fields of West Columbia; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Patricia Foster Stroman of West Columbia and Gail Amey Thomas and Mike Thomas of West Columbia; his grandmother, Hattie Hart of Bay City; four aunts; three uncles; two great aunts; one great uncle; one great-great aunt; two grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of loyal friends.

Pallbearers are cousins, classmates and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Erroll Amey, Dane J. Amey and Sylvester Fields.

Green’s Mortuary, Bay City, is in charge of the arrangements.

Daily Tribune, January, 1992
 


Ruby L. Flye Hart

Funeral services for Ruby L. Flye Hart, 74, of Bay City, are scheduled for 11 a. m. Saturday, March 18, 1995, at the Tyree Chapel AME Church in Bay City with the Rev. R. R. Simon officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Friday at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Hart was born April 8, 1920, in Waco, to Steve Flye and Carrie Heard-Flye and died March 14, 1995, at Sea Breeze Nursing Home of Bay City.

She was a member of the Methodist church. Her 20-year employment included 12 years with Cattlemen’s Restaurant and eight years with the Oasis Motel.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Willie F. Hart of Bay City; three sons, James Hart of San Francisco, Calif., Willie Jr. of San Peblo [Pablo], Calif. and Gregory Hart of Bay City; two grandsons, Patrick and Manuel of California; one granddaughter-in-law, one great-granddaughter; two brothers, A. C. Flye Jr. of Bay City and Steve Flye and his wife, Armentha of Bay City; a sister-in-law, Minnie Hart of California; a brother-in-law, Johnnie D. Hart of California and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Sammie L. Smith, Wilson Hart, Kenneth Wilcox, A. C. Flye, Sterling Cathey, George Reed, Michael Hebert and Wayne Flye.

Honorary pallbearers are the Stewardess Board #2 and the Lula Duncan Missionary Society.

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

Daily Tribune, March, 1995
 

PALACIOS -- Leetta Mae Harvey, 87, of Palacios, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001.

She was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Matagorda County, to the late Samuel Bradley and Montie Alice Anderson Lee. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Palacios and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 2467 in Palacios.

Survivors: daughter, Delores Mae VanDyke of Lockhart; sons, Jeffie Harvey, Charles Harvey and Terry Lee Harvey, all of Palacios; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Curtis Harvey; parents; sisters, Helen Pausley and Leona Speed; brothers, George Anderson, Loyal Lee and Clinton Lee.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Palacios, the Revs. Hollas Hoffman and Gary Rodgers officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 361-972-2012.

Pallbearers: Tim Nyquist, Richard Ripke, Paul Kubecka, Robby Kubecka, Kyle Harvey and Jeremy VanDyke.

Victoria Advocate, Thursday March 29, 2001
 

Funeral services for Leonard Arlen Harvey, 49, of Corpus ChristI, Tx. were held Feb. 13, 2005 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

A native of Port Lavaca, Tx., Mr. Harvey was born July 20, 1955 to Johnnie Lee Arthur Harvey and the late Earley Arlen Harvey. He died Feb. 10, 2005 in a Corpus Christi hospital.

He was a resident of Corpus Christi for the past 21 years and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Johnnie Lee Harvey of Palacios; three sisters and four brothers-in-law: Laura and Jerry Claborn of San Antonio, Rose and Rick Williams of Palacios, Wendy and Bryan Spiegel of Victoria, and Floyd Backus of Chilton; four brothers and a sister-in-law: Dennis Harvey, Sr. and Johnny Harvey, both of Palacios, James and Janet Harvey of El Campo, and Glen Harvey of San Antonio.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Backus.

Palacios Beacon, February 16, 2005
 


Effie Mae Hawkins

Effie Mae Hawkins, 70, passed away peacefully July 17, 1996 in Methodist Hospital in Houston.

A native of Bay City, Mrs. Hawkins is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Effie J. & Jessie Southall, Jr. of Bay City, Cora K. & Aloyous Woods, Jr. of Neacho, Missouri; grandchildren Vincente D. & Debbie Southall of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Tony A. & Cecil Southall of Houston, Derek Woods of Emporia, Kansas, Yvonne D. Southall of Bay City; great grandchildren Darai, Tarvoris, Alex, Atwune, Darrlyn, & D. J.; sister-in-law: Margaret Jackson of Bay City; niece Rebecca Jackson of Bay City; nephew Richard J. Jackson of Bay City; two special friends Faye Jackson & Grace Allen of Bay City and host of others relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23, 1 to 9 p. m. at Green’s Mortuary Chapel, 2702 Avenue C. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July 24, at noon at Mother Zion Baptist Church, with The Reverend Kenneth J. Griggs officiating. Interment will follow at East View Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Carl Jackson, Tony Southall, Thomas Jackson, Vincente Southall, Larry Jackson, Curtland Woods, Sr., Richard James Jackson and Derek Woods.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, July, 1996
 


Lee Edward Hearn Jr.

(July 26, 1944 - November 8, 2012)

Lee Edward Hearn, Jr., 68, went home to be with his wife on Thursday, Nov. 8th. Lee was born on July 26, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas. Lee liked spending time on the water fishing with his friends. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the Army. Lee was PaPa Hearn to his many children.

He is survived by his loving family; daughters, Nicole Hearn Davis, Renee Hearn Tarris, “adopted-daughters”, Alisa Kozsan, Mandi Laux and 5 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Darlene.

A celebration of Life Service was held 10:00 A.M. Monday, Nov. 12th at the funeral home with Rev. Brad Sullivan of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pastoral Care Unit of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital of Sugar Land, 1317 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Martha Joyce Hebel, 58, of Palacios (Carancahua Community) died January 19, 2002 at her residence.

She was born January 15, 1944 in Morgan City, La., to Elsie Loff Olson and the late Loyd Olson.

Mrs. Hebel was a life long resident of the Carancahua Community, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Palacios.

She also was a former school teacher, and taught in the Blessing and Matagorda Independent School Districts.

Survivors include: husband, James Hebel of Carancahua; mother, Elsie Olson of Carancahua; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James E. and Kacey Hebel of Austin, Gary and Laura Hebel of Palacios and Jeff Hebel of Austin; brother, Edwin Olson of Palacios; four grandchildren, Joshua Hebel of Austin, Jessica Hebel, Branson Hebel and Sarah Hebel all of Palacios; and former daughter-in-law, Melissa Quintanilla of Palacios.

Funeral Service was held 10 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Palacios with the Rev. Charlie Parker officiating. Interment followed at Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kent Eckhardt, James Keeling, Ronald Crain, Myron Spree, James Lee Snider and Tony Robertson.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Palacios, Texas.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home.

Special thanks and gratitude are extended to Dr. Barry Liberoni, Dr. Pisters and staff and Dr. Wolff and staff for all their help, and the care they gave to Martha. A00011A2002JA22

Daily Tribune, Tuesday, January 22, 2002
 


Bessie Lee Henderson

Funeral services for Bessie Lee Henderson, 76, of Bay City will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. A. H. Pointer officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery, Bay City.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home and from noon to 1 p. m. at the church. A wake will be held from 7 to 9 p. m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Henderson was born March 23, 1911, in Live Oak, Texas to Malachi and Susie Wyche Brown and died Oct. 7, 1987, at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bay City Councilman Frank Henderson of Bay City; three daughters, Barbara Smith of Playdel Rea, Calif., Verna Raye Henderson of Chicago, Ill., and Geraldine Henderson Dimitriadis of Houston; a son, Walter Vance Henderson of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; four sisters, Loreace Bankston and Jean Deadrick of Bay City, Tommie Lola Robinson of Houston and Mavia Whitson of El Sobrante, Calif.; four brothers, Lawrence Brown and Floyd Brown of Galveston, the Rev. Lloyd Brown and Malachi Brown, Jr. of Bay City; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers include Larry Bankston, Gordon Brown, Glen Brown, Nelson Smith, Russell Pointer and Kenneth Young.

Honorary pallbearers include J. W. Brown, Alvin Bankston, Ricky Wayne Brown, Kevin Mal Whitson, Eric Lewis and Mark Henderson.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, October 9, 1987                                                Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
 



 



 


Frank Henderson

Funeral services for Frank Henderson, 81, of Bay City, are scheduled for 1 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1994, at Enterprise Baptist Church of Bay City with the Rev. A. H. Pointer officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel and from noon to 1 p. m. on Wednesday. A wake will be held from 7 to 9 p. m. today at the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Henderson was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Cedar Lane and died Oct. 14, 1994, in The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

In 1970 he founded the North End Community Club which elected him president and later became the North End Community Park as a development from this project. He was elected city councilman on April 3, 1976, being the first black man in Bay City’s history for that position. He became mayor pro-tem in 1983 and later became chairman of the city council finance committee.

A former trustee and past-president of the Deacon Board of Enterprise Baptist Church, he was a past employee of Matagorda County Birkner Lumber Co. and a member of the Gulf Coast Masonic Lodge #272.

Survivors include two daughters, Councilwoman Verna Henderson of Bay City and Geraldine Henderson Dimitriadis of Houston; a son, Walter Vance Henderson of Bloomfield Hills, Ill.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, other relatives and a family of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Brown Henderson on Oct. 7, 1987; by his father, his mother, Vinella Henderson Allen; three brothers, Alsie Henderson, Willie Price Sr., Freddie Allen Sr. and by his grandparents who reared him, John Henderson and Caroline Tineriley Henderson.

Pallbearers are Donald Bratcher, Lloyd Lewis, Archie McDaniel, Rayfield Partain Jr., Russell Pointer, Benjamin Scott Jr., James Price and Kenneth Young.

Honorary pallbearers are Freddie Allen Jr., Walter Allen, Larry Bankston, Gordon Brown, Walter Henderson Jr., Eric Lewis, Willie Price Jr. and Kevin Mal Whitson.

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

Daily Tribune, October, 1994
 

Funeral services for Verna Raye Henderson, 58, of Bay City, will be held Friday, May 28, 2004, at 11 a.m., at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. K.J. Griggs, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 3 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

She was born in Bay City, Texas, October 16, 1945, to Frank Henderson and Bessie Brown Henderson, and passed away May 22, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Verna was a 1963 graduate of A.G. Hilliard High School in Bay City. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Social Work from Texas Southern University. She has done Master's Degree studies in Sociology at the University of Houston. Additional studies in Marketing were completed at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Verna also earned a Marketing Research Certificate from the Research Institute of Marketing, New York City.

In May, 1990, she was elected city councilwoman, being the first black woman in Bay City's history to serve in that capacity. Verna became Mayor Pro-Tem from 1992-1993. She successfully served in city government through June, 1998.

At the time of her death, she was serving as director of the Texana/Edith Armstrong Center.

Because of her untiring professional work, her commitment to the community, her service to young people, her faith in God and church, Verna has been credited with the following honors: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (presented by the Association of Urban Women Entrepreneurs, 1991); Who's Who, The National American Business Women's Association, 1993; Selected to serve on the State of Texas Attorney General's Municipal Advisory Board, 1993-1994; Certificate of Appreciation-History Maker (presented by the African-American Centennial Steering Committee, 1994; Outstanding contribution in Meritorious Community Service (presented by the Centennial Commission of Bay City, 1994; Introduced the half-cent sales tax-City of Bay City, 1995; Vice-chair of the Texas Municipal League's Environmental and Utilities Commission, 1995, and Vice President of the Bay City Community Development Corporation, 1998.

Verna was inducted into the Hilliard High School Hall of Fame by the Hilliard Alumni Association. She also served as the Committee Chairman of the Daughters In Progress Club's first Tribute Luncheon, February, 1990.

In pursuing her own business in later years, Verna became owner and operator of H & H Henderson Supply for some time Verna Henderson was known to be kind in nature and gentle in spirit. Her radiant smile, warm heart and charming personality were evident to all mankind. Happy are those who knew her during her sojourn here. In her demise she will be sorely missed by all family and friends who shared her earthly living.

Survivors include: two sisters, Geraldine Henderson Dimitriadis of Houston, and Barbara Hill Reece of Los Angeles, California; and a brother, Walter Vance Henderson of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; three aunts, Lorece Bankston, Tommie Lola Robinson and Charles, and Jean Deadrick, and one uncle, Malachi Brown, Jr. and Jimmie; also a host of nieces and nephews, and enormous host of cousins, other relatives and a family of many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Brown Henderson, October 7, 1987, and her father, Frank Henderson, October 10, 1994.

Active pallbearers include Benjamin Scott, Louis Herndon, Louis Ray, Lloyd Lewis, Harry Sauceda, Sam Brown, Curtis Franklin, Jerry Manning, Diaz Lewis, James Taylor, Timothy Taylor and Wilbert Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Vance Henderson, Mark Walter Henderson, Eric Lewis, Larry Bankston, Alvin Bankston, Jr., Malachi Brown, Jr., Gordon Brown and J.W. Brown.

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

The Bay City Tribune, May 26, 2004                                                                  Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott


 

Funeral services for Inez Hendrick, 84, of Kingsport, Tenn., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at Northway Baptist Church. Mrs. Hendrick passed away Friday, August 9, 2002, in Kingsport. The Rev. Kent Pate will officiate, and graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Midfield
Cemetery in Midfield, [Matagorda County], Texas. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Palms Funeral Home.

Inez Hendrick was born July 31, 1918, in Fruitvale, Texas, to Louis and Dell McCoy. She was a member of Northway Baptist Church. Her husband, Paul Hendrick, preceded her in death. Survivors include her three children: Lennie Hendrick and wife Brenda, Rick Hendrick and wife Pam and Rebecca
Hendrick, all of Kingsport, Tenn.; three grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Palms Funeral Home.

The Facts [Brazoria County], August 11, 2002
 


Willie F. Henkes

HILJE - Willie F. Henkes, passed away Sept. 5, 2012 in Hilje, Texas. Willie was born on July 7, 1930 in El Maton to the late Frank and Anna Hahn Henkes. He retired from Alcoa after 25 years of service . Willie then began his true love , farming. He will be deeply missed by his friends at the Czech Catholic Home.

Survived by his son, Gary Henkes; daughters, Brenda Wiley and Connie Haynes; 8 grandchildren; brother, James Henkes; sisters, Betty Jean Jozwiak, Dorothy Mazyn, Lorene Buff, Mary Ann Freeman, Annette Naiser and numerous other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents, three sons, Wayne, Sammy and Roy Henkes; two sisters, Eleanora Davis and Joyce Miller.

Mass of the Resurrection will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept, 12th at St Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing with Fr. Peter Yeboah-Amanfo celebrant. Burial to follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
 
Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Henkes, Nick Henkes, Joey Henkes, Danny Henkes, Louis Henkes and Zackery Laxton.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 9, 2012
 


Inosencia M. Hernandez

(December 28, 1920 - November 23, 2012)

Inosencia M. Hernandez, age 92, entered eternal rest on November 23, 2012 in Bay City, Texas. She was born December 28, 1920 in Cuero, Texas. Preceded in death by parents, Paz and Juanita Morales, husband Ramon Hernandez, Sr., son Ramon Hernandez, Jr., siblings, Cruz Bustos, Inez Garcia, Frank Morales and Caesar Morales. In 1944 she and her husband opened El Zarape Café in Bay City, along with her parents, Paz and Juanita Morales. 1954, she later joined in partnership with her sister Inez and husband, Ray Garcia. Survived by daughters Hortencia (Louis) Tejeda, Mary (AB) Trevino, sister, Janie (David) Amador, brother, Pete (Connie) Morales, Paz (Andrea) Morales. grandchildren, Ramon Hernandez III, Marina (Camilo) Reyes and Priscilla (Brad) Jex. Great grandchildren, Meghan, Morghan and Madaline Jex. Natalie and Ramon Herandez IV and great great grandson, Ramon Hernandez V.

A Rosary and Mass will be held at 1:30 PM Monday, November 26th, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City. Father Gerald Cernoch will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1412 12th St., Bay City, TX 77414.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on November 25, 2012
 


Waymond Herndon

Funeral services for Waymond Herndon, 40, of Bay City, are scheduled for 2 p. m. Saturday at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. A. H. Pointer officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel in Bay City.

Mr. Herndon was born March 18, 1953 in Palacios to the late Arvine and Flora Clay Herndon and died Sept. 22, 1993.

He was employed at Phillips 66, Sweeny Complex, as a process operator.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Herndon of Bay City; a daughter, Rhonda Herndon of Bay City; a son, Arvin Hendon of Bay City; his mother, his mother, Flora Clay Herndon of Bay City; four sisters, Jarvis Times, Sheryl Ashton, Carolyn Herndon and Linda Herndon, all of Bay City; a brother, Lewis Herndon of Houston; six aunts, two uncles, a great-aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ertis Manning, Randall Knapp, Robert Beverly, Bernie Schneider, LaBradford Higgins, Richard George Jr., Douglas Smith and Phillip Simmons.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arvie Herndon on May 29, 1980.

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

Daily Tribune, September 22, 1993
 


Albina Vaculin Hickl

Oct. 9, 1931 – Oct. 21, 2012

Albina Vaculin Hickl, 81, of El Maton was called to heaven on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

She was born October 9, 1931, to the late George and Frances (Kurecka) Vaculin in Midfield, Texas.

Albina married Joe Hickl on August 31, 1948. They lived their life together in El Maton. They raised four sons, Edmund, David, Ronald and Donald and one daughter, LaVerne, on their family farm.

Albina was a devoted wife and mother and helped Joe on the farm along with her sons and daughter. She enjoyed gardening, visiting and playing dominos with her sisters and brothers-in-law, Tillie and Ed Dornak and Matilda and Ben Kaspar. She also enjoyed traveling with the family polka band during the years when they played.

She was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing and St. Robert’s Catholic Church in Markham, Texas. She prayed the rosary every day. She was a member of the Blessing Altar Society.

She is survived by: her sons, Edmund and 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; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Tillie and Ed Dornak and niece Mildred Dornak of Blessing; along with four sisters-in-law from the Hickl family and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Joe; parents; and her sweet daughter, LaVerne; brother, Frank Vaculin; sisters, Steffie Dornak, Matilda Kaspar, Lillian Vaculin; and two baby brothers.

Bay City Tribune, October 24, 2012
 


Lawrence Norbert Hickl, Sr.

EL MATON - Lawrence Norbert Hickl, Sr., 82, of El Maton passed away September 15, 2012. He was born June 6, 1930 in El Maton to the late John Hickl and Julie Pavlicek Hickl. He spent his life farming in the El Maton Community, was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the last surviving sibling of 10 children.

He is survived by his wife Edith Hickl of El Maton; daughters Ann Williams (Larry), Grace Hazlewood (Doug), and Jeanne Hickl all of Victoria; sons Larry Hickl (Jackie) of El Maton and Mark Hickl (Kim) of Austin and grandchildren Jason & Aaron Williams, Stephen & Rahcel Hazlewood, John & Joyce Hickl and Kristin, Michael and Daniel Hickl.

A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Monday, September 17, 2012 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing. Mass will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Peter Yeboah-Amanfo officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Jason & Aaron Williams, Stephen Hazlewood, Michael Hickl, Stanley Konvicka and Gilbert Saha. John & Daniel Hickl will serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorials in his name may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church or the American Alzheimer's Association. 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 September 16, 2012
 


Artie Faye Hicks
(March 10, 1920 - December 18, 2012)

Artie F. ( Jett) Hicks from Van Vleck, Texas passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the age of 92 at the Matagorda House Nursing facility in Bay City, Texas. Funeral services for Artie will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 22 at Taylor Bros Funeral Home in Bay City located at the corner of Ave. I and Fourth Street. Visitation for friends will be on Friday, December 21 from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Cemetery south of Van Vleck, Texas, following the Saturday service. Pall bearers will be the grandsons, Kevin Trlicek, Todd Nichols, Kenneth Trlicek, Kent Hicks, Ryan Schumann, Sean Hicks, Neal Schumann, and Mark Schumann. Honorary pall bearers will be grandson, Keith Trlicek and four nephews John C. Hicks, Robert Hicks, Michael W. Hicks and Dr. James M. Hicks. Artie was born on March 10, 1920 to Erastus Haynes Jett and Lucy Emmaline (Holder) Jett in New Baden, Texas, Robertson County, near Franklin, Texas. She was one of eleven children and the last one to pass away. Artie married Calvin W. Hicks on April 22, 1939 and they had four children over their 51 years of marriage which ended with (C. W.) Calvin’s death in December 1990. They moved from Mumford, Texas to Markham, Texas in 1957 and then to Van Vleck in 1958 into their first new home. Artie was a housewife/homemaker but did work at the Van Vleck School District cafeteria for about 6 years. They were members of the Church of Christ on Nichols Street in Bay City. Preceding Artie in her death are her father and mother, her husband, all of her brothers and sisters and one daughter, Virginia (Hicks) Trlicek and husband, Frankie of Victoria. She is survived by three children, W. Travis Hicks and wife, Margaret, of Bay City, Roy L. Hicks and wife, Donna, of Lake Jackson, and Nancy Schumann and husband, Jimmy, of Victoria. Artie is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Artie has one sister-in-law, Marie Jett, still living in Kosse, Texas. Memorials can be given to the Church of Christ, 1200 Nichols St., Bay City, Tx. 77414, or to Hospice Support Inc., 1102 North Mechanic, El Campo, Tx. 77437, or to Matagorda County SPCA, 3316 Avenue J, Bay City, Tx. 77414. The family expresses a big THANK YOU to the staff at Matagorda House Skilled Nursing facility for all the loving care they gave Mom during her 5 ½ month stay with them and to the nurses and doctors at Matagorda County Regional Hospital and the Houston Hospice.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Grover Hilliard

Funeral services for Grover Hilliard, 30, of Bay City, are scheduled for 11 a. m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 1995, at Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Jones Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Wednesday and the body will lie in state at Enterprise Baptist Church from 10 to 11 a. m. Thursday.

Mr. Hilliard was born Nov. 30, 1964, in Bay City, to Kermit Holland and Dorothy Hilliard Scott and died Jan. 27, 1995, in Houston.

He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Dorothy Hilliard Scott and Adair Scott of Bay City; a sister, Sandra Hilliard of Houston; four brothers, Eric Hilliard and Darryl Hilliard of Houston, Craig Hilliard and his wife, Alana, of Manassas, Va., and Carlton Hilliard of Bay City; four nieces, Patricia, Serena, Erica and Crystal; four nephews, Turland, Craig Jr., Roland and Kyle; an aunt, Edith Evans of Bay City; two uncles, Rev. Walter Jones of Los Angeles, Calif., and John Hilliard of Houston; four great-aunts, Alma Robinson of Bay City, Marion McDaniel and Mildred Norman of Houston and Edith Gray of Alabama, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Keith Smith, Robbie Hilliard Jr., Tommy Huggins, Kelvin Gates, Jermaine Ford, Robbie Hilliard Sr. and Dewayne Killingsworth.

Honorary pallbearers are Eric Hilliard, Craig Hilliard, John Hilliard, Adair Scott, Darryl Hilliard, Carlton Hilliard and the Rev. Walter Jones Sr.

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

Daily Tribune, February 1?, 1995
 

PALACIOS - Catherine Louise Ming Hitchcock, 56, of Palacios, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at Palacios Health Center in Palacios.

She was born March 11, 1950, in Corsanda, to the late Tony and Maxine Anderson Ming. She was a member of VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary for 20 years.

Survivors: husband, William Franklin Hitchcock; daughter, Anna Louise Parks; brother, Thomas Ming; stepfather, Buddy S. Anderson; and five grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: brother, Johnny Ming.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Green's Mortuary in Bay City, the Rev. James Roberson officiating.

Burial will be at Midfield Cemetery in Midfield. Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Pallbearers: S.T. Eidson, Roy Fikes, Gene McDonald, Leonard McIntosh, Brent Marceaux, Jesse DeLeon, William Bealefield, Curtis Walls.

Honorary Pallbearers: William Franklin, Jimmy Milliff.

Victoria Advocate, September 14, 2006
 


Roy H. Hitzfield, Jr.

Oct. 31, 1955 –Jan. 27, 2013

Roy H. Hitzfeld Jr., 57, of Bay City and formerly of Victoria, passed away January 27, 2013 after a long battle with kidney disease.

Roy was born on October 31, 1955 in Corpus Christi to Roy and Louis Ivey Hitzfeld, Sr.

Roy attended Victoria High School and Corpus Christi State University where he received his MBA. He was a Human Resources Director for the City of Bay City for seventeen years.

He married his best friend, Karen Noble, March 6, 1982 and they shared 30 wonderful years. He is also survived by: sisters, Debbey Hartman of Victoria, Sheri Schmidt (Mike) of Placedo, and Betsy Crane (Mike) of El Toro; his father and mother-in-law, Cullen and Judy Noble; sister-in-law, Laura Goyen (Brent); brother-in-law, Cullen Jr., and Michael Noble; and also by 10 nieces and nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Travis Crane.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the home of Mike and Betsy Crane.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund.

Bay City Tribune, February 10, 2013
 


Auralia Hobbins

July 19, 1919 –Jan. 23, 2013

Mrs. Auralia Frances Hobbins, 93, of Pledger died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in a Bay City nursing home following a brief illness.

She was born on July 19, 1919 in Iago, Texas the daughter of the late Albert and Nettie Hennecke Brandes.

She was a life-long resident of Pledger and a member of the First Baptist Church in Pledger.

She married Ervin Elwood Hobbins on April 8, 1939 in Iago, Texas and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1990.

She was also preceded in death by: a son, Ervin Earl Hobbins; two grandsons, Richard Savage and Casey Hobbins; two brothers and one sister.

She worked for the U.S. Postal Service until her retirement in 1994. She wore many hats of different colors. She was loved by many and will be remembered and missed by all of us.

Following cremation, Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Pledger with the Rev. Willard Hill officiating.

Survivors include: her daughters and son-in-law, Janice and Floyd Roy Frankum of Alvin and Sue Presley of Manvel, Texas; son, Tom L. Hobbins and friend Norma Buchhorn of Pledger; grandchildren, Shannon Gene Frankum, Daniel Frankum, Christeen McKissic, Vanessa Lynn Houser, Thomas Neal Hobbins, Chelsea Valentine, Trey Savage and Tammy Hobbins. Fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Neal Hobbins, Trey Savage, Thomas Wayne Hobbins, Johnny Hobbins, Kevin McKissic, Rusty Williams, Bubba Frankum, Richard Hodge and Daniel Frankum.

In lieu of usual remembrances the family requests memorials to the First Baptist Church, Pledger, TX 77468.

Bay City Tribune, January 30, 2013
 


Vickie Hoffmann
(July 15, 1923 - October 3, 2012)

Olive V. “Vickie” Guynes Hoffmann left this world to be with her Lord on Oct. 3, 2012. She was born in Palacios, TX on July 15, 1923 to the late Lenora A. & William A. Paulk, Sr. Her brother William A. Paulk, Jr., first husband Harry Guynes, Jr. and second husband C. M. Hoffmann all preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons Harry Wayne Guynes & Craig Thomas Guynes & wife Carol Lynn all of Bay City; daughters Patricia A. Ratliff & husband Dan of Bay City, Sandra J. Trower of Angleton, Nancy K. Holland of Brownwood; sister Geraldine Richardson of Lampassas and brother James A. Paulk & wife Mickey of Hurley, Mississippi. Grandchildren William G. Ratliff & wife Sherri, Vickie M. Pace & husband Gary of Spring, Jody A. Guynes & wife Charlene, Gregory W. Guynes & wife Mary, Natasha L. & husband Paul Humplett, Theresa N. & husband Justin Funk, William M. Guynes & wife Melissa, Craig T. Guynes, Jr. & wife Dee, Mark M. Trower & wife Sharon, Deanna K. Baxter & husband Phil, Beau J. Trower & wife Kathy, Robin J. & Patrick Yates, Virgil K. Taylor, Jr. & wife Becky, Tammy K. Johnson & husband Kevin, Jesse K. Taylor, Darlene K. Brown & husband Phillip, Angel R. Walker & husband J. D. & Joni A. Gongora & husband Joel; 36 great grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren numerous nieces & nephews and all of her Matthews St. Church of Christ family.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm until 8pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Bro. Drew Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Ratliff, Greg Guynes, Jody Guynes, Cody Guynes, Brent Guynes, Craig Guynes & William Guynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Trower, Beau Trower, Phil Baxter, Patrick Yates, Virgil K. Taylor & Jessie K. Taylor.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Funeral services for Ernest Braxton Hogg were held at the first United Methodist Church Sunday, August 1, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon with the Rev. Tom Connolly officiating. Interment was in the Palacios Cemetery.

Son of Jeff and Clemmie Countiss Hogg, he was born May 18, 1887, in Bell County, Texas. A retired farmer, he had been a resident of Matagorda County since 1913. He passed away July 30 in Citizens Memorial Hospital in Victoria after a lingering illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, on March 21, 1968, and a son, Ernest Bascom, on September 18, 1970.

He is survived by one son, Leroy of Palacios; two sisters, Miss Lucille Hogg of Bay City and Mrs. Mac Robertson of Merkel, Texas; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

[Texas death records indicate Ernest died July 30, 1971]

Palacios Beacon?, August, 1971
 

Funeral services for Fairy A. Hogg, 63, were held Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Floyd officiating. Interment followed at Palacios Cemetery.

Mrs. Hogg was born March 17, 1920 in Karnes County, Texas and died Aug. 21, 1983 at Wagner General Hospital. She had been a resident in the Palacios area since 1939.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Kubecka of Palacios, one son, Roy Lee Hogg of San Antonio; five sisters, Olive Smith of Austin, Vergie M. Marshall of Elgin, Lola Barth of Mission, Johnnie Lee Barth of Hurst and Katie Morrow of Pasadena; four brothers, Luther Bingham of La Pryor, Sam Bingham of Ed Couch, Garland Bingham of San Antonio and Jim Bingham of Tahoka; and four grandchildren

Palacios Beacon?, August, 1983
 

Funeral services for LeRoy Linsey Hogg, 66, were held March 12 at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Floyd officiating. Internment followed at Palacios Cemetery.

Hogg, a lifelong resident of Palacios, was born Dec. 3, 1915 in Matagorda County and died March 10 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. He was the son of E. B. Hogg and Nancy Griffin Hogg.

Survivors include his wife, Fairy Bingham Hogg of Palacios; one son, Roy Lee Hogg of San Antonio; one aunt, Lucille Hogg of Bay City; and three grandchildren, Robert Lee Hogg of San Antonio, Terri Lorice Kubecka and Kristi Denise Kubecka of Palacios.

Pallbearers were Chuck McMillan, Merle Ramsey, Oswald Kubecka, Robert Slaughter, Harold Hunt and Fulton Lotheridge.

[Texas death records indicate Leroy died March 10, 1982]

Palacios Beacon?, March, 1982
 

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Hogg, who had lived in this area for 55 years, passed away in the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton last Thursday, March 21, after a short illness.

The daughter of the late Lindsay and Lydia J. Terry Griffin, she was born July 8, 1892. She married E. B. Hogg and last September they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.

Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, March 24, at 3 o'clock with the Rev. M. R. Zirkel officiating. Interment was in the Palacios Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, two sons, Ernest Bascom Hogg of Odessa and Leroy L. Hogg of Palacios and four grandchildren.

[Texas death records indicate Nancy died March 21, 1968]

Palacios Beacon?, March, 1968
 


Kennedy Levoy Holden, Sr.
Aug. 13, 1951 – Oct. 12, 2012

Funeral services for Kennedy Levoy Holden Sr., 61, of Bay City, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at New Hope Baptist Church, 3300 Avenue F, Bay City, with Dr. T.L. Richardson, pastor, and Minister Rick Hayes, eulogist.

He was born in Many, Louisiana, August 13, 1951, to Ruby Jean Hale and Wilbert Holden, and passed away October 12, 2012, in Houston, Texas.

He was a member of Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was employed at Hoechst Celanese Chemical Co. for 38 years.

Survivors include: his wife of 39 years, Gwendolyn Faye Holden; and five children, Antoine Holden (and Jessica), Anthony Holden (and Sunny), Kennedy Holden, Jr. (and Shari), Conswella Holden and Alisa Holden Perry (and Mike). Also 14 grandchildren, his in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation and guest book register will be from 2 until 8 p.m., on Friday at the funeral home chapel.

Condolences may be shared with the family by fax to 979-245-1537 or online at duncan-roberts@att.net.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, October 17, 2012
 


Vernice Clay Holiday

BAY CITY - Vernice Clay Holiday, 83, of Bay City, passed away on Saturday, December 29,0012.

Visitation will be from 2 - 8 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Mother Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate 4 January 2013
 

Funeral services for Clyde M. Holloway, 77, of Sandia, Tx. were held April 17, 2002 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel in Corpus Christi with Duyane Hindsley and Derrel Starling officiating. Graveside services were held later that day at Palacios Cemetery. Mr. Holloway was born Dec. 14, 1924 in Spicewood, Tx. to the late Floyd and Eva Mae Holloway. He died April 14, 2002. He was an operator for Alcoa Aluminum and a member of the Church of Christ of Orange Grove. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle "Irene" Holloway; daughter Katherine Burns of Blessing; sons Johnnie Holloway of Sandia and Gerald Holloway of Rockport; sisters Nona Warner of Maybank, Dessie Lehman of Spring, Bessie Green of Nordheim and Ruth Britt of Dayton; brothers Lloyd Holloway of Francitas and Gerry Holloway of Cleveland; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, two brothers, and his parents. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of the charity of one's choice.

Palacios Beacon, April 17, 2002
 


Edna Franklin Holloway

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Franklin Holloway, age 39, of Bay City, will be held Friday, July 19, at 1 p. m., at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City with her brother, minister Joe DeLoach, Jr. officiating, and Rev. Kevin O. Johnson presiding.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be Thursday until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Friday from noon to 1 p. m. at the church.

She was born in Bay City Tuesday, August 21, 1956, to Luther Franklin and Dorothy Andrews Franklin, and passed away Friday, July 12, 1996, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Holloway was a 1976 graduate of Bay City High School, and was employed with BCISD as custodian at Cherry Elementary School.

Survivors include three children Cunnicia, Edmund and Demetra Franklin, all of Bay City, and her mother and step-father, Mrs. Dorothy Mae DeLoach (& Joe, Sr.) of Bay City.

Also 10 sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Jo Ann Little of LaMarque, Mrs. Margaret Morgan, Mrs. Shirley Johnson, Mrs. Barbara Woods, Ms. Luthallia Franklin, Mrs. Carrie Bryant, Mrs. Sharon Woods and Luther Franklin, Jr. all of Bay City, Ms. Debra Franklin of Escondido, Calif., Mrs. Mary Ann Barnaby of Bay City, Ms. Peggy Franklin of Escondido, Calif., and Joe DeLoach, Jr. of Houston.

She leaves two grandchildren, JaTrayoule and NaKeisha, and her grandfather, John Lewis, Sr., all of Bay City. Also a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, an extended family of cousins, other relatives, and a family of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Franklin, Sr., March 31, 1976.

Active pallbearers will include her nephews, VaShawn Franklin, TeQuil Franklin, Jason Franklin, Curtland Woods, Jr., Darryl Woods, Anthony Woods, Jr., Broderick Franklin and Reggie Woods.

Honorary pallbearers will include Kevin Theriot, Anthony Smith, Herbert Polk, Devon Barnaby, Michael Franklin, Timothy Taylor, Kenneth Spiller, Henry Green, III, the Bay City High School Class of 1976, and the Custodial Dept. from Cherry Elementary School.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, July, 1996                                          Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
 

Robert Dean Holloway, 71, of Palacios died Aug. 6, 2003 at Detar Hospital in Victoria.

He was born Sept. 26, 1931 in Palacios to the late Gilva Lloyd and Leah Idell Cook Holloway.

Mr. Holloway was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Palacios.

In 1997, he retired from Alcoa with 45 years of service, and he was a veteran of the Korean war serving in the US Army.

Survivors include wife Thelma Beard Holloway of Palacios and 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Lucille and Mark Remlinger of Blessing and Fay and George McMurry of Lake Conroe.

Funeral service will be 10 a. m. Monday, August 11, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Wells officiating.

Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Palacios Funeral Home Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Chris Webb, Andy and Michael Beard, Ralph Brown, Trammel Hunter and Leo Morish.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edwin Bowers and J. C. Rush.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Palacios or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home. A00014D2003AG10

Bay City Tribune, Sunday, August 10, 2003
 

Funeral services for Eula Mae Sidney Holmes, 88, of Los Angeles, California, were held Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California, with the Rev. Leroy I. Brown officiating. Services will be held for Mrs. Holmes on Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Texas, with the Rev. Steven Staten officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Eula, the eldest of nine children, was born to Isaac and Julia Sidney on October 11, 1911 in Matagorda County. She received her elementary education from Mable Kennedy School in Cedar Lane. She then continued her training goals at Jack Yates High School of Houston and later received her degree in education from the Houston College in Houston. After receiving her degree she began her teaching career at Wadsworth and Buckner Prarie, Texas. Eula married the man of her dreams, Washington Holmes (affectionately called "Buddy") They moved to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, she taught in Los Angeles Unified School District for approximately 20 years until her retirement.

Eula remained active in maintaining an immaculate household, enjoyed her outdoor gardening, sewing, and would expertly exercise her culinary skills in baking various hot rolls, pound cakes, and tea cakes.

At her journey's end she leaves to cherish her memory, one aunt Lucretia Lewis of Van Vleck; four sisters, Dora Wade of Los Angeles, California, Carrie Burnett of Cedar Lane, Iver Johnson of Dallas, Joyce Hawkins of Houston; two brothers, Kermit Sidney and his wife Hattie of Los Angeles, CA and William Sidney of Cedar Lane; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Active pallbearers are Lenard Wade, Jr., Isaac Burnett, Anthony Banks, Alvin Johnson, Alvin Johnson, Jr., Nathan Bailey, Lawrence Burnett, William Sidney, Jr., Buster Sidney, Henry Sidney, Wayne Woodard, Alex Sidney, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Carlos Sidney, William Sidney, Alex Sidney, Sr., Roosevelt Green, Samuel Green, Murray Green.

Arrangements are with Green's Mortuary. A00011A2000OT13

The Daily Tribune, Friday, October 13, 2000                                                    
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott & Jerrilyn Capers
 


Constance Holt

Funeral services for Mrs. Constance Holt, age 70, of Bay City will be held Tuesday, June 20th, at 11:00 A. M. at Tyree Chapel A.M.E. Church in Bay City, with Rev. Rayford R. Simon officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be Monday until 9 P. M. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Tuesday from 10 til 11 A. M. at the church.

Mrs. Holt was born in Bay City, to Aaron Cash and Mary Stephney Cash, on July 19, 1924, and died June 14, 1995, at her residence in Bay City.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Irvin (& Rose) Holt of Bay City, and two step-grandsons, Jermaine Jackson of Jacksonville, Florida, and Terrell Walton of Bay City. Also a host of other relatives and a family of friends who knew her as “Cash.” Mrs. Holt was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Holt.

Active pallbearers include Victor Beverly, Donald Bratcher, James Roberson and Robert Earl Rowlins.

Honorary pallbearers include Irvin Holt, Jermaine Jackson and Terrell Watson.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, June, 1995
 

Funeral services for Hazel M. Howard, 89, of Palacios are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003 at the Palacios Funeral Home, with Kenyon Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Howard died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003 at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1913 in Heber Springs, Ark., to the late Alfred and Zillah Jefford Sharp. An active member of The Assembly of God of Point Comfort, she was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Survivors include the husband, Hiram B. Howard of Palacios; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by step-mother Nola Sharp; sons Charles Alfred Howard and Kenneth Dale Howard; one sister, Alfreda Casey; and two brothers, Raymond Sharp and J.D. Howard.

Memorials may be made to The Assembly of God of Point Comfort, or to donor? choice.

Palacios Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Palacios Beacon, October 8, 2003
 

Patricia Howarth of Bryan, died at her residence Nov. 12, 2000. She was born March 22, 1921. Following graduation from Bates College and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Pat worked for several years as a secretary to the chairman of the Romance Language Department at Harvard University.

She married John Howarth, Class of '41 in 1945. They lived with their adopted daughter, Christina Joy, in Reading, Mass. for 28 years; Pat took courses at the Northeastern University suburban campus and discovered her interest in the elderly.

She took the first course for nursing home activities director and worked in this field until John retired in 1975. On July 4, 1975 John and Pat sold out in Reading and headed west in the modern day "covered wagon," a 20-foot motor home, pulling a small car with two bicycles on the roof.

Pat often said that this was a beginning of many "great adventures." They found Palacios, Texas, a small city on the coast. Many productive years followed in a community they came to love.

Pat resumed her interest in the elderly and instigated the forming and naming of the Friends of Elder Citizens, senior project. Pat worked on all grant writing and publicity for a senior citizens nutrition center. In 1983, Pat received the "Woman of the Year" award for her work in behalf of the seniors of Palacios and her efforts in the field of alcoholism.

Pat enjoyed many years of participating and volunteering at this center. She wrote the "Senior Newslines," published in the Palacios Beacon weekly for many years. Her one main love was the Senior Center and the Palacios community. Her husband John, a partner with her in the Senior Center project died in 1984.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Christina and J. P. Irving; grandchildren, Jade Patrice and Justin Irving, all of College Station; sister, Marilyn Pomeroy, Class of '40, of Newport, Rhode Island.

A graveside funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Palacios Cemetery with the Rev. Janell Blair officiating.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home. A00011A2000NV14

Daily Tribune, Tuesday, November 14, 2000
 


Marion Clyde Hudson
(September 21, 1922 - January 7, 2013)

Marion Clyde DeRoch Hudson, 90, passed away on January 7, 2013 in Bay City, Texas. She was born September 21, 1922 in El Campo Texas and was the oldest of four daughters born to Marguerite and Clyde DeRoch. In 1940 she married her childhood sweetheart Edward “Poochie” Hudson who preceded her in death in 1994 after 54 happy years of marriage. She was a devoted wife, special mother, adoring grandmother, delighted great grandmother, aunt, sister and faithful friend.

Marion loved nature and the great outdoors, sewing, quilting, and her beloved church St. Marks Episcopal. She was a faithful member for over 72 years. Marion was sentimental and put high value on her special times with family members and loved ones. People and creating memories were important to her and those that knew and loved her knew that they were a priority. She had very fond memories of her traveling adventures including a trip to England, Colorado and fun getaways with her three grandchildren at various stages of their lives. Marion was great at telling stories and passing along family memories that will long be treasured. She will be greatly missed but we know that she is now rejoicing in heaven.

She is survived by: daughter, Carrilee Hudson Jelensperger of Knoxville, Tennessee; son, Edward "Bubba" Hudson and wife Betsy of Houston, Texas; grandson, Alain Harvey and wife Penny of Houston, Texas; granddaughter-in-love, Christina Acosta Harvey of Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Wendy Hudson Petersen and husband Jon of Austin, Texas and Jamie Hudson Wright and husband Brad of Sugar Land, Texas; nine great-grandchildren, Conor Harvey of San Antonio, Gareth Harvey of Houston, Elizabeth Petersen, Hudson Petersen, SaraGrace Petersen and Wesley Petersen of Austin, and Avery Wright, William Wright and Walker Wright of Sugar Land.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. Marks Episcopal Church 2200 Avenue E with the Rev. Brad Sullivan officiating. Lunch reception to follow in Parish Hall. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Alain Harvey; Jon Petersen, Rev. Bradley Wright, Louis Ziegenhals, Dr. Kenneth Culbreth, Ret. Commander U.S. Navy Robert Hudson, Robert “Bob” Savana.

The Hudson family would like to thank the loving staff of The Legacy, Dr. Joe Cannon and Dr. George Hanna. We would also like to thank her “angels” on earth Louis Ziegenhals, Dr. Ken and Jo Ann Culbreth, Sandra Steves and Carol Allen. For those desiring, and in lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2200 Avenue East, Bay City, Texas 77414.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Helena Hunter, 65, of Palacios died December 22, 2002 at Palacios Community Hospital. She was born March 21, 1937 in Biddeford, Maine to the late Armand and Florence Antoine Petit.

Mrs. Hunter has been a resident of Palacios since 1953, a member of the Catholic Church and was an auxiliary member of the Palacios VFW, American Legion and Eagles.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Roger Bishop of Palacios, Donna and Jack Campbell of Humble, and Cathy and Mark Merck of Collegeport; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Cathy Hunter, Mike and Jeanie Hunter, and Keith and Paulette Hunter all of Palacios; step-daughter, Janice Rightmer and her husband Ray of Spring, Texas; sister, Sandra Digiovanni of Damon; step-sister, Audrey Klodner of Calif; 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Julius Hunter and by a great granddaughter Skye Johnson.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Palacios Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. James Ely officiating.

Interment will be at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Hunter, Casey Campbell, Trammel Hunter, Shawn Johnson, Steven Ramirez and Leonard Lamar; Junior Pallbearers will be Derek Hunter and Matthew Merck; and pallbearers will be the Junior Collins family, The John D. Glenn family, the Billy Morton family, and the Ernie Tresslet family.

Arrangements are with the Palacios Funeral Home. A00014B2002DC25

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 25, 2002
 


Edith Unez Richardson Hurta
Feb. 7, 1922 – Sept. 26, 2012

Edith Unez Richardson Hurta, 90, of Midfield passed away September 26, 2012.

She was born February 7, 1922 in Midfield, Texas to the late Samuel Ruben Richardson and Emmie Irene Martin Richardson. She was a 1939 graduate of Blessing High School and worked 22 years as Tax Assessor/Collector for Tidehaven ISD. She was a member of Midfield Community Church, the Easter Star #380, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Edith is preceded in death by: her husband of 47 years, Frank Joe Hurta, Sr.; sisters, Violet Talafuse and Betty Mott; and three brothers, Lolar Lee Richardson, Bill Richardson, and “Bugger” Richardson.

Survivors include: three daughters, Priscilla Wayman, Susie Hamlin and Gay Rayburn; three sons, Frank J. Hurta, Jr. and wife D’Ann, Bill Hurta and wife Anna and Sam Hurta; brother, Alton Richardson; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and special nieces Ann Fatheree and Laverne Hicks.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Midfield Community Church with Rev. Don Storey officiating.

Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher McKinley, Andrew McKinley, Jeffery Hurta, Bruce Hurta, Bryan Hurta and Jared Hurta. Honorary pallbearers will be Shelton Lee Hebert Jr., Terri McKinley, Kristi Hamlin, Elaine Fagner, Rachel Hurta, Shawn Barrett, Russell Hicks, Jordan Hurta, Jamie Sliva, Mark Richardson, and Lauren Hurta.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Houston Hospice of El Campo and the staff at The Legacy for the kindness and care they gave to Edith.

Memorials may be made to Midfield Cemetery Association, Midfield Community Church or Houston Hospice of El Campo.

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, September 30, 2012
 


Mattie Nora “Totsy” Guynes Hurta

MIDFIELD—Mattie Hurta, 83, of Midfield, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002.

She was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Blessing, to the late Roe Guynes and Lizzy Little. She was a retired Post Master for Midfield Post Office.

Survivors: daughter, Nancy Cary of Midfield; sister, Margaret Nicholson of Tibado, La; brother, Garland Guynes of Clute; and one grandchild.

Preceded in death by: husband, Alphon Hurta; daughter, Helen Louise Hurta; brothers, Ralph Guynes and Norman Guynes; and parents.

A memorial service will be 10 a. m. Saturday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, the Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

Memorials: Midfield E. M. S.

Victoria Advocate, May 10, 2002
 


 

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