Matagorda County Obituaries
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Erma Lee Jackson
June 19, 1920 - Jan. 18, 2010

Funeral services for Erma Lee Jackson, 89, of Bay City, will be held at noon Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Wednesday a the funeral home chapel.

She was born in Bay City, Texas, June 19, 1920, to Jack Greene and Larna Jones Greene, and passed away January 18, 2010 in Bay City.

She was a retired educator after many years with the Van Vleck Independent School District.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Bozier of Hempstead, and a host of other relatives and many friends and students

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

Bay City Tribune, Published January 20, 2010                           Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
 


IRENE RANDLE JACKSON

BAY CITY - Graveside services for Irene Randle Jackson, 49, will be Saturday, June 12, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Knights and Daughters Cemetery in Rosharon.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 11, 2010
 


Leroy Louis Jackson, Sr.
(October 20, 1914 - October 25, 2009)

Leroy Louis Jackson, Sr., 95, of Palacios passed away Oct. 25, 2009. He was born Oct. 20, 1914 in Cuero, Texas to the late Louis Hudson & Lillie Dove Aldis Jackson. He retired from the United States Air Force.

A grandson Michael David Jackson and three brothers preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 69 years Melba Newton Jackson of Palacios; daughter Linda Jackson Truitt of Euless, TX; sons Le Roy L. Jackson, Jr. of Markham and Henry David Jackson & wife Billie Ruth of Milano, TX; sister Irene Jackson Anthony of Pasadena, TX; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at the Palacios Funeral Home.

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Lesser Eliza Jackson

Lesser Eliza Jackson, 71, of Houston died May 31 at Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. She was a resident of Houston and a former resident of Bay City. Survivors include: daughters, Mrs. Edna Ruth Adams of Blessing, Mrs. Jessie Mae Edwards and Mrs. Inez Gloria Jones of Houston, Mrs. Doris Day Eaton of Collegeport; sons, Earcel and Ben Hadden of Blessing, Leeland Jackson of Houston, Freddie and Nathan Jackson of Palacios, and James Otis Hadden of Compton, California; sister, Mrs. Beatrice Hicks; brother, Ennis Peters of Los Angeles, California; sister-in-law, Mrs. Georgia Peters of El Campo, 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the Tyree Chapel AME Church in Bay City, Thursday, June 5 at 1 p.m. with Rev. P. E. Bryant officiating. Interment service will be held at the Wilson Creek Cemetery in El Maton. Pallbearers are Earcel Hadden, Leeland Jackson, Ben Hadden, Freddie Jackson, James Otis Hadden, and Nathan Jackson. Arrangements made by Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, June 4, 1975
 


Lloyd L. Jackson
June 3, 1929 - Jan. 5, 2010

Funeral services for Lloyd L. Jackson, 80, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

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

He was born in Pledger, Texas, June 3, 1929, to Andrew Jackson and Millie Rutherford Jackson, and passed away January 5, 2010, in Wharton, Texas.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty Jackson of Bay City; one daughter, Millie Jackson (and Harold) of Twin Lakes, Michigan, and three sons, Reginald Perry (and Pearl) of Clute, Ronald Perry (and Gayle) of Missouri City, and Norris Jackson (and Inell) of Sugar Land. Also four sisters, Monette Morgan (and Spencer) of West Columbia, Essie Boyd of Houston, Doris Floyd and Odessa Rentie (and John), all of San Diego, California; and one brother, Floyd Jackson of San Diego, California. Also 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren an enormous host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Perry.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published January 13, 2010
 


Mary "Lib" Jackson
Jan. 8, 1924 - June 26, 2009

Mary "Lib" Jackson, 85, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2009 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Lib was a resident of Woodlawn Haven Rest Home for the last seven years.

She was born January 8, 1924, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a friend to all she met. She loved her Lord and her home at Woodlawn Haven.

She was a resident of
Gaston County at the time of her death, and also lived at Oak Island, North Carolina, Bay City, Texas, and Belmont. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Watkins and her loving husband, James _Jimmy_ Jackson; two sisters, a brother, and a grandson, Tommy Harper.

Survivors include: a sister Carolyn Stoout of Charlotte; two sons, James _Jimmy_ Jackson and wife Elaine of Belmont, Richard K. Jackson of Belmont; a daughter, Julia Ann Jackson Harper of Bay City, Texas; grandchildren, Gina Martinez of Bay City, Timmy Price and husband Mark of Belmont Cathey Queen and husband Tim of Mt. Holly; great grandchildren, Cassie Graza, Elizabeth Martinez, Kimberlyn Stone, Jackson James Thorn and T.C. Harper all of Bay City.

A memorial service conducted by the Reverend Walt Griggs will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mt.
Holly.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston Co., P.O. 3984, Gastonia
, North Carolina 28053
.

Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.com.

Bay City Tribune, Published July 1, 2009
 


Nathan Jackson
Feb. 10, 1943 - Dec. 27, 2006

Funeral services for Nathan Jackson, 63, of Blessing, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Free Zion Baptist Church in Blessing, with the Rev. Ben Hadden, eulogist. Burial will follow at Wilson Creek Cemetery in El Maton.

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

He was born in Matagorda County, Texas, February 10, 1943, to Lewis Jackson and Lesser Peters Jackson, and passed away December 27, 2006, in Bay City, Texas.

Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Jackson; six children, Sharla Jackson and Tasha Jackson both of Bay City, Vinson Jackson of Dallas, Christopher Jackson and Tammy Jackson, both of Houston, and Steven Jackson of El Campo; two sisters, Edna Ruth Adams of Blessing, and Gloria Jones of Houston; four brothers, the Rev. Ben Hadden (and Loraine) of Sweeny, Earcel Hadden (and Mary), and Freddie Jackson (and Vanessa), all of Blessing, and Leland Jackson (and Rose) of Houston. Also a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published December 31, 2006
 


Stonewall Jackson
July 15, 1921 – Nov. 13, 2010

Stonewall Jackson, 89, of Edna, Texas, passed away November 13, 2010, in Bay City, Texas. He was born July 15, 1921, in Edna, Texas.

Stonewall was a retired owner of OK Mattress and Manufacturer, Co. for 45 years and Jackson Bee Farm, and a member of Church of Christ in Edna.

He is survived by: his wife, Naomi Jackson of Edna; daughters, Kathy Jackson of Bay City, Georgia Nickel of Edna, Glenda (Phillip) Johnson of Houston, Carolyn (Darrell) Bartos of Bay City; sons, David (Debra) Jackson of League City, Calvin “Buster” Jackson of Bay City; brothers, Charlie Jackson of El Campo, Edward Jackson of Boonville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Sandy Bell, Sindy Nickel, Monica Babaian, Kurt Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Chris Lindsey, Kelsey Bartos, Kelli Bartos, Chris Jackson, Heather Jackson; great-grandchildren, D.J. Bell, Andy Bell, Callie Bell, Emma Babaian, Joey Babain, Lily Jackson, Marshall Jackson, and Paxtyn Lindsey.

He is preceded in death by: his parents, John and Essie Jackson; sister, Katherine Swain; brother, Howard Jackson; granddaughters, Nicole Bartos, Tonya Lindsey; daughter-in-law, Pam Jackson; son-in-law, Frank Nickel; and grandson-in-law, David Bell.

Visitation was from 5 until 8 pm, Monday, November 15, 2010, at Slavik Chapel in Edna.

The funeral was held at 10:30 am Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Slavik Chapel in Edna.             Burial followed at Memory Gardens in Edna. Minister Jerry King presiding.

Pallbearers include: D.J. Bell, Andy Bell, Chris Jackson, Kurt Jackson, Darrell Bartos, Joseph Babaian, and Charles John Swain.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Edna EMS, members of Robinson St. Church of Christ and Inosente Salazar.

Arrangements are entrusted with Slavik Funeral Home in Edna, Texas, 361-782-2152.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 17, 2010
 


Edna Marjorie (Witt) Jacoby
(February 24, 1922 - February 10, 2007)

Edna Marjorie (Witt) Jacoby, 84, of Sargent passed away Saturday February 10, 2007 in Houston. She was born February 24, 1922 in Gillham, Arkansas to the late Virgil and Ida (Butler) Witt. Edna was a long time resident of Sargent, a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, a member of the Sargent VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary, and a former Justice of the Peace for Sargent. Survivors include nephew: Jerry VanKirk of Fort Worth; and her girls: Cheryl Whitmire and Linda Hutchison both of Sargent. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, and husband: Jerry Jacoby. The Family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will take place 4:00 PM Wednesday February 14, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Ed Able, Glenn Hoffman, Vondall Houser, Paul Schmidt, Joe T. Tyson, Jeff Watson, and Joe Williams. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

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Armando H. Jacques

Aug. 13, 1946 - Jan. 6, 2004

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


JAGER, EMILIE MERKEL

JAGER

Funeral services for Emilie Merkel Jager, 84, of Blessing will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000 at First Baptist Church in Blessing with Pastor Luther Carroll officiating. Burial will follow at
 Hawley Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Triska Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jager died Feb. 12, 2000. She was born Dec. 16, 1915 in Woodville, Texas.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Blessing.

She is survived by: sons, Tom Lee Jager of Blessing, Carl Jager of Blessing, Mitchel Jager of Waco, and Raymond Jager of Alvin; half-brothers, Theodore Merkel of Aransas Pass, August Merkel of Gretna, La., and Herbert Merkel of Houma, La; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Jager in 1990; her parents, Jacob Merkel and Pauline Witcher Merkel; sons, Leroy and Paul John Jager; one sister and two half-brothers.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2400 Agusta Dr. Ste. 420, Houston, Texas 77057.

Arrangements are with Triska Funeral Home in El Campo.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, February 15, 2000, Matagorda County, Texas


JAGER, LEROY

Blessing Boy, Age 7 Dies in Galveston Friday

Leroy Jager, age 7 years and 10 months, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jager of Blessing, Texas passed away in Galveston Friday morning June 12.

He is survived by his father and mother, two brothers, Carl Percy and Tom Lee and his grandmother Mrs. Pauline Jager.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at
 Hawley Cemetery with Rev. R. E. Black of Markham officiating.

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

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, June 16, 1942, Matagorda County, Texas


JAGER, PAUL

Final Rites Here Today For Jager Baby


Paul Jager, age 6 months, 10 days, passed away at the Matagorda County General Hospital Friday, April 25, and final rites for him were held today at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, at 1:30 p.m.

He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jager of Blessing and three brothers, Tom Lee, Lee Roy, and Carl Percy of Blessing.

Burial was in the
 Hawley Cemetery under the direction of Taylor Bros.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, April 26, 1941, Matagorda County, Texas
 


Herman Jager

Funeral services for Herman Jager, 86, of Blessing will be held 2 p. m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Blessing, with the Rev. Ronald Lynn officiating. Burial to follow in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Jager was born Nov. 10, 1903, in Taylor, Texas and died Jan. 15, 1990, at Memorial Hospital, El Campo.

He was a farmer in the Blessing area and a charter member of First Baptist Church of Blessing.

Survivors include his wife, Emilie Jager of Blessing; four sons, Tom Lee Jager of Clute, Carl P. Jager of Blessing, Mitchel Jager of Waco and Raymond Jager of Alvin; a brother, Henry Jager of Seaside, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Homer Phillips, Tommy Srp, Clarence Piwonka Jr., William Reichardt, Buck Beard and Douglas Kubecka.

Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, January, 1990
 


JAGER, PAULINE

Rites At Hawley Cemetery Friday For Mrs. Pauline Jager

Mrs. Pauline Wilhemia Jager, age 59 years, 3 months, 28 days, passed away at the family residence near Blessing at 2 p.m. Thursday. Mrs Jager had been a resident of this county for seven years. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Emelie Jager of Blessing, three sisters, Mrs. Otto Shrader, Mrs. Tom Newarn of Needville, and Mrs. Annie Meters of Brenham, Texas, and four brothers, Theodore Henry and Hugo Nitcher of Houston and Julius Nitcher of San Antonio, Texas.

Funeral services were held at
Hawley Cemetery near Blessing, Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. R. E. Black of the Baptist Church of Markham officiating. Taylor Bros. were in charge of the funeral arrangements.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Monday, July 31, 1944, Matagorda County, Texas


Hilda Cecilia Jalufka
July 5, 1911 - Sept. 27, 2009

Hilda Cecilia Jalufka known to so many as Nee-Nee, died peacefully in her sleep at Bay Villa Nursing Home at the age of 98 on Sunday September 27, 2009.

She was born July 5, 1911 in Weimar, Texas to Adolph Macha and Mary Witte Macha. Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Mansvet William Jalufka. She was the last survivor among her ten siblings.

Hilda is survived by: her daughter, Dorothy (Peppie) Jalufka Hester of Houston and her son, William (Billy) Bernard Jalufka, Sr. of Blessing. Also surviving her are her grandchildren Debra Ann Hester Kronke, Donna Ann Hester, Kelly Renee Jalufka Siegler, William (Billy) Bernard Jalufka, Jr. and Lea Michelle Jalufka.

Predeceasing Hilda were: her son-in-law, Richard Eugene Hester and her granddaughter Dianne Ann Hester. Hilda also leaves behind five great-grandchildren, a beloved sister-in-law Judy Houseworth of Wharton and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are cordially invited to the funeral service to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.

A special thanks to all of the caregivers who took care of Nee-Nee at Bay Villa.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published October 2, 2009
 

Funeral services for Barbara James, 59, of Boling, will be at 11 a.m. Friday May 15, 2009 at Union Baptist Church, Pledger.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published May 13, 2009
 


Cecil Earl James

Advocate News Service

PALACIOS—Cecil Earl James, 48, of Palacios, died Saturday in a Palacios hospital following a sudden illness.

Mr. James was born Nov. 9, 1935, in El Maton, and was a lifetime resident of Matagorda County. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. R. H. Zumwalt officiating. Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Simpson, both of Palacios; two sisters, Mamie Jewell Guynes of Markham and Faye Watzlavik of Enid, Okla.; four brothers, Jody James of Alvin, W. L. James of Victoria, Danny James of Fort Benning, Ga., and Ray James of Palacios.

The Victoria Advocate, November, 1984
 


Christine James
(January 19, 1919 - May 18, 2007)

Christine James, 88, of Markham passed away May 18, 2007 in Houston. She was born January 19, 1919 in Gonzales County, TX to the late Ruben Edgar and Albina Sedlacek Leaser. She married Nathern James October 5, 1934. She worked in a defense plant in Houston during WWII, served as an election judge for Matagorda County, an active member of the Markham United Methodist Church, life member of VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary and was a loving caretaker for many people through the years.

She is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law Nora Bucek of Bay City and Alice & Lynn Danner of Mexia, TX; brother-in-law Jack Cronin of Bedias, TX; her special “adopted grandsons” Cody Thompson and Heath Thompson of Markham and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, infant son Macworthy James, sisters Mary Adams, Annie Zimbro & Elsie Cronin and a brother Chase Leaser.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Markham United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at
 Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Cody Thompson, Matthew Kaiser, Michael Calais, Lance Frick, Michael Dewoody and David Lee Perez. Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy L. Danner, John Bucek, Winston Baker and William Baker. The family will greet friends and relatives from 5PM to 7PM Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas]. 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Victoria County, Texas, May 18, 2007


Jodie William James

Funeral services for Jodie William James, 55, of Alvin, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Hardaway officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. James was born Jan. 13, 1930, to Allen James and Ruth Fisher in Brenham, and died May 13, 1985.

A former resident of Bay City, he has resided in Alvin for 12 years where he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Ferrell James of Alvin; a mother and stepfather, Ruth and Gussie Simpson of Palacios; a daughter, Jimmye Gayle Srubar of Van Vleck; two sons, William Joseph Miller of Crosby, Texas, and John Patrick Miller of Selkirk Island; two sisters, Mamie Jewell Guynes of Markham and Doris Faye Watzlavick of Enid, Okla.; three brothers, W. L. James of Victoria and Sgt. Danny James of Columbus, Ga., and Ray James of Palacios; 12 nieces and nephews; one grandson and five granddaughters.

Pallbearers include James T. Ruppert, William L. Wietel, William K. Ward, Billy Bridges, Lee Roy Miller and Aubrey Settoon. Honorary pallbearer is Paul Sifford.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, May, 1985
 


Laura Louise James
(April 27, 1923 - March 16, 2007)

Laura Louise James, 83 of Bay City, passed away Friday, March 16, 2007 in Houston, TX. She was born April 27, 1923 in Bay City to the late Irene Mather Ferrell and John Walter Ferrell. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County, a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Arie 3232 - Ladies Auxiliary, and was a volunteer with the Matagorda County Museum in Bay City.

She is survived by her daughter: Jimmye Gayle Srubar and husband Roger of Van Vleck; by her sons: John P. Miller and wife Barbara of Bay City and Bill J. Miller of Angleton; and by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: J. W. “Jody” James; her parents: Irene & John W. Ferrell; and by a daughter: Jolyn James.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 PM Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at  Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX. Pallbearers are Paul Hanna, Arthur Riggs, Gary Parkey, Woody Riedel, Bob Allen and Mike Henderson. Honorary pallbearers are Rochelle Scott, Destin Miller, Sybil McGlothlin, John A. Miller, Samantha Miller, Jennifer Miller, Darrell Scott, Jr. and Raelyn Scott.

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

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

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MARGIE R. JAMES

PALACIOS - Margie R. James, 77, passed away on Feb. 18, 2009. She was born on Nov. 14, 1931, in Houston, to the late Herman and Susie Robertson. She was a member of Palacios First Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Herbert; son, Jack David and wife Dorothy of San Marcos; stepson, Jerry James and wife Debbie; and Step-granddaughters, Amanda, Samantha and Melanie, all of Victoria.

The funeral will be at 9 a.m. today at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home in Houston. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, Houston, 713-928-5141.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 2/21/2009
 


Nathern James

Graveside services for Nathern James, 81, of Markham, will be held 11 a. m. Friday at Hawley Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Goodell officiating.

Mr. James was born May 3, 1910, to B. F. and Ella Teddrick James in Scott County, Ark., and died April 8, 1992, at his home.

He was a member of the Markham Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2438, American Legion 649 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3232. He was also affiliated with the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Christine James of Markham; a nephew, Nolan James of Austin; and two nieces, Vickey Harthcroft and Ellender Burton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Winston Baker, John Way Bucek, Douglas Cronin, Timothy Danner, William Arthur Baker, Heath Thompson, Sam Turner, Bill Haskell, Marguerite Dawdy, Elsie Black, Evelyn Thompson and Gloria Carter.

Memorials may be given to the Markham Methodist Church or to the donor's choice.

Services are under the direction of Dick R Elkins of Bay City Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, Thursday, April 9, 1992
 


Richard R. James

 

BAY CITY - Richard Ray James, 53, of Bay City, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004.

 

He was born March 22, 1950, in Palacios.

 

Survivors: wife, Susan Whaley James; daughter, Phoebe Lynn Parks of Markham; stepson, David B. Whaley of Richmond; sister, Mamie G. of The Woodlands; brothers, W. L. James and Danny James, both of El Campo; and one grandchild.

 

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at  Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Chaplain Herman Parks officiating. Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

 

The Victoria Advocate, January 12, 2004

 


Trina James
Sept. 10, 1958 - July 12, 2010

Funeral services for Trina James, 51, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Bethel Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. L.C. Cunningham, Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Pledger.

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

She was born September 10, 1958, in Bay City, Texas, to Willie Williams and Lorese Jackson Williams, and passed away July 12, 2010, in Bay City.

Survivors include: one daughter, Olympia Walker (and Roland) of Copperas Cove; one son, Broderick James (and Rachel) of Temple. Also her mother, Lorese Goode (and Willie) of Victoria; five sisters, Laverne Gipson (and Emitt) and Meka Punch (and Patrick), all of Houston, Joyce Davis (and Larry), and Cheryl Thomas (and Larry), all of Bay City, and Roberta Anderson (and Louis) of Freeport; and one brother, Willie Williams, Jr. (and Juanita) of Victoria. Also five grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published July 14, 2010
 


Donald Edward Janes
(November 29, 1970 - October 11, 2005)

Donald Edward Janes, 34, of Bay City passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Austin, TX. He was born November 29, 1970 in New York State to Joanne Mayer Janes and Thomas Janes. Mr. Janes Graduated from Bay City High School in 1988, and attended Wharton County, Jr. College for 2 Years.

Survivors include: Father:& Step-mother Thomas & Linda Janes of New York; 4 sisters: Susan Viator of New Iberia, LA, Sarah Janes of Jackson, MS, Jessica Mankey of Bay City, and Linda LaFrance of Goose Creek, SC; 2 brothers: Christopher Janes of Virginia, and Jon Mankey of Bay City; and step-father: Bruce Mankey of Bay City. Mr. Janes was preceded in death by his mother: Joanne Mayer Mankey, and sister: Marcia Jones.

A Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, October 15, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers are Christopher Janes, Jon Mankey, Homer Moyers, Matt Kent, and Brandon & Keith Viator. The Family will be receiving visitors from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday Night. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

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Lorrine Garcia Jaramillo
(January 18, 1937 - April 1, 2010)
 

Lorrine Garcia Jaramillo, 73, of Bay City passed away April 1, 2010. She was born January 18, 1937 in Alice, TX to the late Noe & Hermenia Pizana Garcia.

She is survived by her husband, Oscar Jaramillo of Bay City; daughters Sylvia Jaramillo & Virginia Jaramillo; sons David, Hector, Joe, Leroy, Louis Noe and Oscar Jaramillo, Jr.; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Monday, April 5, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Her sons will serve as pallbearers.

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HELEN DESSIE JASEK

 

BLESSING - Helen Dessie Roesler Jasek, 77, of Blessing, passed away May 4, 2008. She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Fayette County, to the late Raymond Adolph and Vlasta Louise Bartosh Roesler. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and had been a resident of the Blessing area since 1954.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Jasek in 2001, and son, John Jasek.

Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Jasek of College Station, Nancy Fitzsimon of San Antonio, Jennifer Jasek of Fruithurst, Ala., Mary Jasek of College Station, Barbara Corporon of Collegport, and Lisa Batchelder of Palacios; sons, Leonard W. Jasek and Andy Jasek, both of Blessing; nine grandchildren, Leonard Konvicka, Bruce Konvicka, Mary Fitzsimon, Stephen Fitzsimon, Laura Fitzsimon, Amanda Corporon, Travis Corporon, Lori Batchelder, and Brian Batchelder; and one great-grandchild, Leonard Blake Konvicka.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Sam Appiasi officiating. Interment will follow at
 Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leonard and Bruce Konvicka, Stephen Fitzsimon, Travis Corporon, Brian Batchelder, John Gully, Jase Ashcraft, John Palomares, and Stephen Grigar.

Memorials may be made to Houston Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437-3029.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/6/2008.
 


C. G. “Jeff” Jeffers

Clovis Gibson (Jeff) Jeffers passed away in Wagner General Hospital in Palacios, April 8, at the age of 75. He was born in Summerfield, Ohio, on January 18, 1896.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 Saturday morning from St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. James Abernathy officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

Jeff, a veteran of World War I, was married to Henrietta Neff Engle on June 25, 1932. They came to Matagorda County from Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932, and settled in the Tres Palacios area, where he farmed and served as Civil Post Engineer at Camp Hulen.

In 1946, after Camp Hulen was closed, he purchased a farm west of Palacios where he built their home. He built the Presbyterian Church on Third Street , of which he was very proud, and also Dr. Sanford’s Clinic. He was employed by R. B. Trull for many years and worked at the Blessing Dryer. In 1967, he retired to do the many things he enjoyed and wanted to do.

He is survived by his wife, Henrietta and many friends.

Palacios Beacon, April 15, 1971
 


Henrietta Neff Jeffers

Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Neff Jeffers were held at 2 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. James Abernathy officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

A native of York, Pa., she was born December 4, 1893, a daughter of the late Michael and Caroline Engle. She and her late husband, C. G. Jeffers, moved to Palacios in 1932 and had resided here ever since. She had been an active member of the Matagorda County Federation of Women's Club, St. John's Episcopal Church, Wednesday Club and Women's Division of the Chamber of Commerce. She passed away in Wagner General Hospital on December 20 after an illness of several weeks.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Engle of Medford, Mass.; and a niece Katy Duttera of Boston, Mass.

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Henrietta Jeffers -
Hawley Cemetery
 


Irene Davis Jenkins
(August 28, 1921 - February 13, 2009)

 

Irene Davis Jenkins, 87, of Van Vleck passed away Feb. 13, 2009. She was born August 28, 1921 in Waller County, TX to the late Gus and Frances Janovsky Hartman. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Van Vleck and had been a resident of Van Vleck since 1960. She married Clarence Jenkins on Aug. 1, 1959.
 

She was preceded in death by her fist husband Bill Davis. Survivors include her husband Clarence Jenkins of Van Vleck; daughters and their husbands Wanda & Leonard Roberson of Livingston and Beverly & Ernie Croucher of Richmond; son & his wife Russell & Carol Davis of Missouri City, TX; sister & her husband Edna & Lonnie Mikeska, Sr. of Waller, TX; grandchildren Dee Ann Cathey, Donna Lynn McCollum, Jana Davis, Lauren Davis, Pinny Jones, Melanie Thompson and Melissa Croucher; great grandchildren Kristen Lynn Buehler, & Megan Dee Ann McCollum and great-great grandson Brandon Matthew Buehler.
 

The family will receive friends and relatives from 4pm to 6pm Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Al Lowe, Rev. Russell Davis & Rev. Jack Hutson officiating. Interment will be 4:30 PM Monday at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, TX. Pallbearers will be Leonard Roberson, Ernie Croucher, Mark McCollum & Matthew Buehler. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Bay City Tribune, February 15, 2009

 


Julian A. Jenkins

 

Funeral services for Julian Abraham Jenkins were held at the First Baptist Church Friday, January 26, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Leon Maxwell and Rev. Rayford Harrison officiating. Interment was in  Hawley Cemetery.

 

Born in Madisonville, Texas, on April 29, 1912, he was the son of the late F. L. and Annie Belle Duncan Jenkins. A resident of Palacios since 1950, he was employed by the Matagorda County Sheriff Department as night dispatcher. He passed away Wednesday, January 24, in Wagner General Hospital.

 

He is survived by his wife, Jean Jenkins of Palacios; one son, Julian Ray Jenkins of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. W. B. Knight of Centerville, Texas, Mrs. Ira Corporon, Mrs. Clyde Ware and Mrs. Bob Wells of Collegeport; three brothers, Joe Frank Jenkins and Pat Jenkins of Collegeport and A. L. Jenkins of Centerville.

 

Matagorda County, Texas, January, 1973

 


Lillian Opal Jenkins

COLLEGEPORT—Lillian Opal Jenkins, 68, of Collegeport died Friday in a Port Lavaca hospital.

She was born April 28, 1919, in Madison County, daughter of Daniel Lee and Irene Marsh Maddox. She was a resident of Collegeport for 50 years.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel of Bay City.

Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Surviving are a daughter, Lynette Randall of Victoria; five sons, Pat E. Jenkins Jr. of Freeport, Harold Jenkins of Pasadena, Robert Jenkins of Port Lavaca, Roland Jenkins of Huntsville, and Mike Jenkins of Markham; three sisters, Maude Genzer, Elsie Eilbeck and Nelda Jean Fitzgerald; two brothers, Ray Maddox and Herman Maddox; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Victoria Advocate?, November, 1987
 


Patton Ezell “Pat” Jenkins

Patton Ezell “Pat” Jenkins, 59, a resident of Collegeport passed away July 29 at his residence. He was a lifetime resident of Matagorda County, a rice farmer and a member of the Bay City Oddfellows Lodge. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Lillian Jenkins of Collegeport; 1 daughter, Mrs. Harvey Smith of Victoria; 5 sons, Pat Jenkins Jr. of Bay City, Harold and Roland of Houston, Robert of Port Lavaca and Mike of Collegeport; 4 sisters, Mrs. R. L. Wells, Mrs. Clyde Ware and Ira Corporon of Collegeport and Mrs. Lottie Knight of Centerville; 2 brothers, Joe Frank Jenkins of Collegeport and Austin Jenkins of Centerville; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 31, at 2 p. m. at Taylor Brothers Chapel with interment at the Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, July 30, 1973
 


Nancy Seerden Jennings
(November 17, 1938 - September 7, 2007)

Nancy Seerden Jennings, 68, of Sweeny passed away September 7, 2007. She was born November 17, 1938 in Bay City, Texas to the late Capt Seerden and Louise Hale Seerden. She was a former longtime resident of San Antonio. She graduated from Bay City High School in 1957 and earned a full music scholarship to attend Southwest University in Georgetown. She taught music for many years and inspired everyone around her without effort. She will be greatly missed by everyone, including her cat Susie.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Karen Jennings of Boise, Idaho; sister and brother-in-law Linda and Frank Knezek of Sweeny; granddaughter Genevieve Jennings of Boise, Idaho and special friends Grady, Cynthia & Jonathan Whitlock of San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Jennings in March of this year and a son Greagory Jennings.

A service celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 22, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Those desiring may send memorials in her memory to Amed Hospice, 8901 E. F. Lowry Expwy, Ste. B, Texas City, TX 77591.

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Hans “Ed” Edward Jensen

Funeral services for Hans “Ed” Edward Jensen, 76, of Palacios will be held 2 p. m. Tuesday at Palacios Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Stacey Houser officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Jensen was born March 4, 1913, in Sandy Corner, Texas, to Jens Christian and Johanna Sorensen Jensen and died Aug. 13, 1989, in Katy.

He was a lifelong resident and a farmer in the Palacios and Bay City areas. He was confirmed in the Lutheran church.

Survivors include his wife, Irwon Blackwell Jensen of Palacios; two daughters, Eddalyn Steiner of Port Lavaca and Janice Harvey of White Oak, Texas; a son, Dennis Jensen of Katy; three brothers, Leo Jensen of Sugar Land, Roy Jensen of Wharton and Theodore Jensen of Alvin; and two sisters, Elna Curry of Corsicana and Anna Rasmussen of Galveston; and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, August, 1989
 


Irwon Marie Jensen
July 20, 1918 - Jan. 20, 2007

Irwon Marie Jensen, 88 of Palacios, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2007 in Bay City.

She was born July 20, 1918 in Midway, Madison County, Texas to Thomas Henry Blackwell and Minnie Wells Blackwell. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and a longtime member and Sunday School Teacher at the First Baptist Church of Palacios.

She is survived by: her daughters, Eddalyn Bailey and husband Charles of Blessing, Texas and Janice Harvey and husband Ralph of Bullard, Texas; by her son, Dennis Jensen and wife Janis of Katy; a sister, Geneva Jensen of Sugar Land; by nine grandchildren, Manette, Beckwith, Jonathan, Chad, Keri, Amanda, Elizabeth, Samuel and Nathan; by eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Jensen.

The family will receive guest from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 25, 2007 at the First Baptist Church of Palacios with the Rev. Dave Gruhn officiating.

Interment will follow at the
 Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

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

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

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


Lola Mae Ruth Jensen
(December 4, 1919 - April 15, 2009)

Lola Mae Ruth Jensen, 89, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in Victoria. Lola was born in Karnes County on Dec. 4, 1919 to parents Carl and Sygrid Grill Swenson. She was a longtime resident of the Blessing area of Matagorda County until she and her husband sold their farm and moved to Wharton where they lived for the past 26 years. They had recently moved to Bay City. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; four brothers; and a daughter, Chrisey Taylor. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Roy Jensen of Bay City; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jan Jensen of Billings, Mont.; a daughter and son-in-law, June and Ronnie Rowland of Bay City; and her grandchildren, Karen and husband Paul Matocha of Ganado, Casey and wife Karen Jensen of College Station, Louis and wife Becky DuCros of El Campo, Jules and wife Sylvia DuCros of Wharton, Ashley Rowland of Bay City, Tracy and husband Kyle Lilly of San Antonio, Christopher Robb of Houston, and Kimberly Robb of Billings, Mont. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A time of visitation with the family will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Bay City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at  Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Services under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 4/17/2009
 


Myrtle Naomi Jensen
(November 10, 1919 - November 18, 2009)

Myrtle Naomi Jensen, 90, who always preferred Naomi, passed away Wednesday November 18, 2009 in Alvin, Texas. She was born Nov. 10, 1910 in Olivia Community, Calhoun County, Texas to the late Joseph Johnston Savage and Cora Maud Hart Savage, the seventh of eight children. She was a wife, mother, bookkeeper, gardener, ranch hand, or other, as required. She did whatever she could to help her family and friends.

She married Delbert Bernard (Boonie) Jensen on June 26, 1943 in Alice, Texas. They raised two sons and many cattle on Turtle Bay, west of Palacios. They were members of the First Baptist Church of Palacios and were married for more than 50 years before Boonie died in November 1993. Naomi continued to live alone on Turtle Bay for another five years before moving to Alvin to be near her family in 1998. In late 2000 she went into a nursing home where she lived until her death. She worked as a nurse at Bayview Hospital, the Wilcox Clinic, and Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. Many babies were delivered on her shift from 11 p.m.-8 a.m.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Bernard H. and Karen L. Jensen of Alvin, and Frank A. (Andy) and Charlotte R. Jensen of Alvin, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Isabel, Lela, Hayden, Maudin and Jewell; and brothers Joseph Young (Jack) and Houston.

The family will receive visitors from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Palacios. The Funeral will follow the visitation at 3:00 PM at the church with Rev. Hollas Hoffman officiating. Internment will be at Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Bruce Herlin, Richard Sanders Jr., Phillip Richman, Gary Chamblee and grandsons Ray Jensen and Mike Jensen.

Published in Victoria Advocate from November 23 to November 24, 2009
 


Roy Christian Jensen
(January 13, 1911 - July 22, 2010)

Roy Christian Jensen, 99, of Bay City, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010 at his residence. Roy was born on January 14, 1911 in the Sandy Corners area of Wharton County to parents Jens Christian and Johanna Sorensen Jensen. He moved to the Blessing area at an early age and began farming at the age of 17. He farmed with his father and eventually bought his on farm south of Blessing where he farmed cotton, corn, and maize and did some ranching for over fifty years until his retirement in the early 1980’s. He and his wife then moved to Wharton where they lived for twenty-six years. He had recently moved to Bay City. Roy was also a member of the Danevang Farmers CO-OP, and served several years as a member of the Matagorda County Drainage District. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Lola, a daughter, Chrisey, four brothers and four sisters. Roy is survived by a son and his wife, Larry and Janet Jensen of Billings, Montana, a daughter and her husband, June and Ronnie Rowland of Bay City, grandchildren, Karen and her husband Paul Matocha of Ganado, Casey and his wife Karen Jensen of College Station, Louis Ducros of Clute, Jules Ducros of Wharton, Ashley Rowland of Bay City, Tracy and husband Kyle Lilly of San Antonio, Christopher Robb of Houston and Kimberly Robb of Billings, Montana. He is also survived by 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Saturday July 24 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Bay City Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Services are under the direction of BAY CITY FUNERAL HOME.

Published in Victoria Advocate on July 24, 2010
 


JESSUP

 

Mrs. Barbara Jean Jessup, 78, of Blessing, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, in a Sugar Land hospital following an extended illness.

 

She was born on June 14, 1926 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Robert G. Hartman and Elizabeth Makeever Hartman.

 

Mrs. Jessup had been a resident of Blessing since 1964 and was a former resident of Hillje, Wharton and Markham.

 

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City.

 

She married Donald Vernon Jessup on January 24, 1948 in Indiana, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1998. She also was preceded in death by one sister, Doreatha McKenny.

 

She worked as a microfilm clerk with Bechtel Corp. at the South Texas Nuclear Project for 15 years until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, bird watching and spending time with family and friends.

 

Following cremation, memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City, with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

 

Survivors include: her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Vicki Jessup of Richmond, Texas; Pat and Gayla Jessup of Boling, Texas; and Danny and Susan Jessup of Palacios, Texas; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her dearest friend, Weldon Woffard of Bay City.

 

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests memorials to: The National Kidney Foundation/ 2400 Augusta Dr., Suite 252, Houston, Texas 77057, or the American Diabetes Association/ 2400 Augusta Dr., Suite 420, Houston, Texas 77057.

 

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

 

[Cremains were buried at  Hawley Cemetery near Blessing, Texas.]

 

Bay City Tribune, March 30, 2005

 

Lorrine Bruce Jeter

Nov. 16, 1908 - Jan. 5, 1994

Matagorda Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Robert Bruce Jeter, Sr.

Jan. 7, 1938 - Aug. 29, 1985

Matagorda Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Funeral services for Bessie Ann "Dixie" Jewel, 71, of Port Lavaca, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca. Interment will be at  Hawley Cemetery near Blessing.

Mrs. Jewell was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Lower Peach Tree, Ala., to Fannie Mae Adams Williams and the late Eddie Williams. She died May 29, 2006.

She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Community Church.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard J. Jewell; daughter, Constance Bexley Iwanski of Portland, Tx.; sons George Ronnie Bexley of Sugar Land, Tx., Lindsey W. Bexley of Blessing, Tx., and Eddie L. Dunn Jr. and Mark A. Dunn Sr., both of Palacios, Tx.; sister, Ada J. Webb of Frankfort, Ind.; brother, Sam Williams of Picayune, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; a brother; and a grandson.

Palacios Beacon, May 31, 2006

Bessie Ann "Dixie" Jewell

Funeral services were held June 3, 2006 for Bessie Ann "Dixie" Jewell, 71, of Port Lavaca, Tex. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca, Tex. Her graveside service was held at  Hawley Cemetery near Blessing, Tex. with a reception following at the Palacios Recreation Center. The reception featured a collage of photos of her life. It was a life of "a million smiles." She had a bright smile and friendly out-going personality. She truly never met a stranger. She lived the scriptural promise that "laughter is good like a medicine." She loved telling jokes and jesting to make people laugh.

Dixie Jewell was born February 24, 1935 in Lower Peach Tree, Ala. to Fannie Jane and Eddie Eligh Williams. She was raised in Beaumont, MS. She died May 29, 2006 at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in Victoria, Tex.

She lived in Palacios, Tex. for over 28 years, married to Eddie L. Dunn, where they raised their five children. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Palacios and Charter Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Palacios.

After a divorce she married Bernard J. Jewell of Port Lavaca, Tex. where she lived for the last 19 years and where their home remains.

She was a master seamstress, enjoyed crochet, painting and all types of crafts. She enjoyed gardening and had a green thumb. She loved working crossword puzzles and visiting through email on her computer. Her passion was helping to feed hungry children and providing for their needs. She was a prayer warrior and faithful follower of Christ. She was a member of Christ Community Church in Port Lavaca.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fannie Jane Williams and Eddie Eligh Williams; a brother, Buster Williams of Pearl River, MS; sisters, Martha Shattuck of Frankfort, IN, Tipsy Williams Fowler of Beaumont, MS; and a grandson, Douglas Anthony Bexley of Kemah, Tex.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard J. Jewell of Port Lavaca; daughter Constance Bexley Iwanski and husband, Travis, of Portland, TX; sons George Ronnie Bexley and wife, Kathy of Richmond, TX; Lindsey W. Bexley and wife, Cindy, of Blessing, TX; Eddie L. Dunn, Jr. and wife, Lonnie, of Palacios; Mark A. Dunn and wife, Monica, of Palacios; sister Ada Jane Webb of Frankfort, IN; brother, Sam Williams of Picayune, MS; 13 grandchildren, Cheryl Bexley Nelson, Christopher Bexley, Colby Bexley, Lindsay Renee Bexley, Mark A. Dunn, Jr., Mykel Dunn, Matthew Dunn, Marissa Dunn, Desiree Dunn, Timothy Dunn, Jenna Dunn, Ariana Henty Whitting and Shea Henty; and 10 great-grandchildren, Justin Bexley, Andrew Zielonka, Myranda Zielonka, Blake Zielonka, Brook Piwonka, Taylor Thurmond, Drake Stonestreet, Jennifer Stonestreet, Kameron Dunn and Isabelle Dunn.

Pallbearers were her five grandsons and one great-grandson Christopher Bexley, Mark Dunn, Jr., Mykel Dunn, Matthew Dunn, Timothy Dunn and Andrew Zielonka. Her casket was adorned with a family spray of 200 red roses.

The family requests memorials in her honor be made to: Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.

Palacios Beacon, June 21, 2006


 

 

NEW LONDON, Iowa - Travis Lee Jewell, 22, of New London, Iowa, formerly of Mount Pleasant, Hillsboro and Palacios, died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Ill., as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born Oct. 4, 1984, in Palacios, he was the son of Regena Faye Jewell.

He was a 2003 graduate of Harmony High School and was studying criminal justice at Indian Hills Community College. He worked in landscaping. He was of the Christian faith. He had a passion for art and drawing. He enjoyed derby-car racing and riding snowmobiles. He loved the outdoors and having barbeque parties with friends.

Survivors include his mother of Palacios; grandfather, B.J. Jewell of Port Lavaca; grandmother, Mary Katherine Jewell of Palacios; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the Palacios Funeral Home chapel in Palacios [Matagorda County, Texas.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2007 at the chapel. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 4/12/2007, Victoria County, Texas
 


Johnny Johnican
July 1, 1934  March 11, 2009

Johnny Johnican, Jr., was born July 1, 1934 to the parentage of the late Johnny Johnican, Sr. and Elizabeth Dickerson Johnican in Brazoria Texas.

Johnny attended the Charlie Brown High School in West Columbia. He was a retired truck driver and owner of H&J Landscape.

Johnny Johnican, Jr. was an active, loyal, and devout member of Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church. At the time of his death, Johnny was Superintendent of the Sunday School, a member of the Adult Choir, Men's Ministry, and the Prayer Ministry Devotions.

Johnny finished his earthly journey, March 11, 2009. He is preceded in death by: his parents, Johnny Sr. and Elizabeth Johnican; and his brothers, A.C. Johnican and Leon Johnican.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife of twelve years, Mary Herndon Johnican; five daughters, Debra Morrison (Ben)  Seattle, Washington, Natalie Edwards  Angleton, Texas, Rhonda Herndon  Sugarland, Texas, Shonda (Walter) Holmes  El Campo, Texas, and Tracy (Morris) Woods  Sugarland, Texas; four sons, Arvin Herndon (Lydia)  Victoria, Texas, Johnny (Becky) Stroman  Freeport, Texas, Jonathan Miller (Tonya)  Bay City, Texas, and Riley (Cherry Ann) Johnican  Brazoria, Texas; two sisters, Betty (Antonio) Martins  La Marque, Texas, Jessie Helms  Houston, Texas; three brothers, Douglas (Linda) Johnican  Houston, Texas, Emmitt (Velma) Johnican  Texas City, Texas, and Lester (Dolores) Johncan  La Marque, Texas; eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his best friend, Issac Portee.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 26, 2009
 


Addie Lee Johnson
(August 26, 1920 - May 15, 2006)

Addie Lee Johnson, 85, of Matagorda, passed away Monday, May 15, 2006 in Houston, TX. She was born August 26, 1920 in Matagorda, TX to Edward Joseph Nini and Lela Baxter Nini. She was a life long resident of Matagorda, a member of Matagorda United Methodist Church, a member and past president of the VFW Post 4459 Ladies Auxiliary of Matagorda, and a life member of Fraternal Order of Eagles # 3232 of Bay City.

She is survived by a daughter: Jerry Murphy of Selkirk; and a brother: Wallace Nini of Bay City. She was preceded in death by her husband: Albert “Johnny” Johnson and her parents; Edward Joseph & Lela Nini.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, May 19, 2006 at the Matagorda United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Servis officiating. Interment will follow at the Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245 – 4613.

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Albert Hoyt Johnson

Funeral services for Albert Hoyt Johnson, 65, of Markham will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Bay City with the Rev. W. E. Dugger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Markham to Albert Henry and Jesse Longuet Johnson and died Dec. 30, 1986, at Matagorda General Hospital following a brief illness.

A lifelong resident of Markham, he served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and returned to Markham following the war to farm and ranch.

He was a member of VFW Post 2438, Masonic Lodge 865, Matagorda County Sesquicentennial Committee and former Tidehaven Independent School District trustee; former director of the Farmers Home Administration, National Rice Council and the Production Credit Association; past president of the Matagorda County Farmers Cooperative and Matagorda County Farm Bureau and a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Markham.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Cornelius Johnson of Markham; two daughters, Joyce Maroney of Sulphur Springs and Deean Griffith of Blessing; two sons, Stuart Johnson of Blessing and Max Johnson of Midfield; three sisters, Lorena Dawdy and Helga Harper, both of Bay City, and Virgie Loveless of Little Rock and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Percy Carroll, Al Johnson, Wally Loveless, Noel Hoyt McGinnis, Aaron Penland and Loy Sneary.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, December 31, 1986
 


Mrs. Ed Johnson Expires Monday; Services Tuesday

 

Services for Mrs. Ed (Christine) Johnson, 71, of 3200 Avenue F, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Dr. A. T. Dyal officiating. Burial will be at Cedarvale. Mrs. Johnson died at 3:30 a.m. Monday at Matagorda General Hospital. She had resided here for over 30 years.

 

Survivors are the husband, Ed Johnson, one daughter, Mrs. Marie Shaw of Bay City; two sons, Edgar of Bay City and Howard of West Columbia; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Delane of Highlands, Mrs. Mary Horn of Bay City, Mrs. Anna Lindgren of Sycamore, Ill., and Mrs. Martha Graff of Palacios; one brother, Johnny Gregersen of Highlands; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Pallbearers named were W. F. Baxter, Jr., James Lee Shaw, Robert E. Shaw, Virgil Lee Johnson, T. L. Steubing and Audrell White.

 

The Daily Tribune, Monday, March 26, 1962

 


Dorothy Johnson
(March 3, 1920 - April 17, 2006)

Dorothy Johnson 86, of Bay City died April 17, 2006 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. She was born March 3, 1920 in Yoakum, TX to the late Oscar Lamar and Alma Dean Rader Allen. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck and a resident of Bay City since 1950. Survivors include: 2 daughters and a son-in-law: Betty Matthews of Bay City, and Dorothy & Clarence Sellers of Brazoria, TX; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law: Dennis Gryder of Andrews, TX and William E. “Bill” & Elizabeth Johnson of Van Vleck, TX; 13 grandchildren: Ivy Eidlebach & husband Ross, Lisa Cockrell & husband Matt, and Sheri Hooper & husband Kevin all of Van Vleck, Danny Johnson & wife Miranda of Bay City, Stephanie Ketchum of Dickinson, Michael Sellers of Seabrook, Roy Sellers of Brazoria, Darryl Gryder & wife Jena of Kermit, TX, Lloyd Gryder & wife Cathy of Mansfield, TX, Debra Gasglow & husband Tim of Lovington, NM, Yvonne Bartz & husband Phil of Minto, ND, W. D. Gryder serving in the Texas National Guard stationed in Iraq, and Deanna Gryder US Navy stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii; great grandchildren: John Ross and Amy Eidlebach, Katie Cockrell, Joseph, Ashley, & Andrea Hooper, William, Hannah, & Allison Johnson, Johnathan Ketchum, Samantha Nielsen, Sara & Teresa Sellers, Cody Sellers, Anthony Gryder, Latina Gryder, Dustin Gryder, Stefanie, Kady, Lauri, and Jenny Osbourne and 2 great grandchildren: Stormy Marie Gryder and Michael Gryder; numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the nursing staff in ICU at Matagorda General Hospital, especially Helen & Rene for being so kind and loving to our Mom. Also special thanks Charlotte and Jerry McKissick for helping to look out for Mom in the past years. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ross & John R. Eidlebach, Roy & Michael Sellers, Darryl and Lloyd Gryder, Danny Johnson, and Johnathan Ketchum. Honorary Pallbearers will be W. D. Gryder, Yvonne Bartz, Stephanie Ketchum, Ivy Eidlebach, Deanna Gryder, Sheri Hooper, Lisa Cockrell, and Debra Osbourne. The Family will receive friends Wednesday evening at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or to the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck, TX. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

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Johnson Rites Set Saturday

 

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday for retired dairyman Ed Johnson who passed away today in the Matagorda General Hospital.

 

The First Presbyterian Church will be the site of the services with the Rev. Dr. A. T. Dyal officiating. Burial will be in Cedarvale.

 

Johnson, 83, born in Stockholm, Sweden, had been a resident of Bay City for 50 years. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World.

 

Survivors include a daughter, Marie A. Shaw of Bay City; two sons, Edgar B. of Bay City and Howard of West Columbia; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

The pallbearers will be his grandsons, Virgil Johnson, Robert E. Shaw, James Lee Shaw, and W. S. Baxter Jr., as well as T. L. Steubing and A. W. White.

 

The Daily Tribune, October 30, 1964

 




Emma Catherine Johnson

Emma Catherine Johnson, 82, of 3212 Q 1/2 Street, Galveston, died January 30, 1939 in Galveston. She was born September 23, 1856 in Pennsylvania to Samuel and Margret Brown Flann?. She was married to Marcus Morris Johnson who  preceded her in death in 1932. Her burial took place at Hawley Cemetery on January 31, 1939.

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GEORGIA JOHNSON

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Georgia Johnson, 81, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. T.L. Richardson officiating and Rev. J. Weldon Gilbert, pastor. Burial will follow immediately after the service at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 7, 2010
 

 

Jack Leon Johnson
Nov. 9, 1926 – Oct. 3, 2008


Jack Leon Johnson, 81, of Bay City passed away October 3, 2008.

He was born November 9, 1926 in Alvarado, Texas to the late A. J. and Edna Smith Johnson.

Survivors include: his wife, Anna DeLuke Johnson of Bay City; daughter, Mary Ann Bradford and husband Henry of Bay City; sons, Jack Johnson, Jr. and wife Molly of Houston, David Johnson of Selkirk and Joe Johnson of Bay City; grandchildren, Melissa Johnson, Leslie Johnson, Cole Johnson, Tiffany Bradford, Lane and wife Siena Bradford, and Shawn and wife Kim Johnson and great grandchildren Caden Bradford and Cameron and Madison Johnson.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Gaile Holton, Frankie Ray, Chris Heard, James Teutsch, Donald Barbour and Kim Baines.

Lynn Quillen, Charles Vacek and Greg Andrade will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

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

 

Bay City Tribune, Published October 8, 2008

 


Margaret Eloise Holmes Johnson
(May 17, 1917 - December 20, 2007)

Margaret Eloise Holmes Johnson was born May 17, 1917 in Olivia, Texas. She was called home December 20, 2007 near where she was born and raised. She was the first of the Holmes girls. She and her husband Charles R. Johnson were Farm and Ranch Stewards. They never left the Matagorda, Jackson, Calhoun County area which they loved so much. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Palacios.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frances Anders Holmes and Burrell Prather Holmes; husband; granddaughter Alison Johnson; daughter-in-law Debie Johnson; grandson Randy Krause; and sisters Elizabeth Jose & Lenora Young Hallmark. Survivors include son Galen Johnson and daughter Gwen Krause of Olivia; grandchildren Charles R. Johnson, Ted & Diane Krause, Mark & Cyndi Krause, and Mark & Lauren Howell; great grandchildren Kevin, William & Robert Krause, Douglas Davey, and Shaughnessy Howell and sisters Agnes Ballard & Joan Crews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, December 23, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church in Palacios with Revs. Andy & Janel Blair officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Maxine Cornelius Johnson

 

Maxine Cornelius Johnson, 79, of Midfield died at her residence Nov. 14, 2002.

 

She was born Aug. 10, 1923 in Midfield to the late Fred C. and Elva Wyona "Dee" Raleigh Cornelius Jr.

 

She was a resident of Midfield for the past five years, a former longtime resident of Markham, and a member of the Markham Methodist Church.

 

She was also a member of the Cradle of Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Matagorda Co. Historical Society, the Bay City Book Review Club, Crossroads Coffee Club and attended the Fellowship Class at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City.

 

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Larry Maroney of New Braunfels, and Deean and Durrell "Pete" Griffith of Markham; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stuart and Cindy Johnson of Blessing, and Max Johnson of Dallas; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. H. "Hoyt" Johnson and sister, Lula Grace Chiles.

 

Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church of Bay City with the Reverends Bill Haskell and Roy Biser officiating.

 

Interment will follow at  Hawley Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Jason and Judd Maroney, C.J. Griffith, Jake Johnson, Stephen Crow, Nathan Boyd and David Rahe.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Griffith, Percy Carroll and Will Rogers.

 

Memorials will be made to the American Cancer Society, Houston Hospice of El Campo or the Matagorda Co. Museum Association.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002NV17

 

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, November 17, 2002

 


Melvin P. Johnson Sr.
Jan. 18, 1932  Sep. 10, 2010

Melvin P. Johnson Sr., 78, of Bay City, Texas passed away Friday, September 10, 2010 in the Wharton Hospital. He was born January 18, 1932 in Pierce, Texas to the late Charlie B. Johnson and Juanita Sneed.

He is preceded in death by: his wives, Maxine Young Johnson and Johnnie S. Austin; son, Billy Young and parents, Charlie B. Johnson and Juanita Durgan.

He is survived by: his children, Melvin P. Johnson Jr., (Teresa), Julietta Johnson (JJ), Gary Johnson (Kim), Frances Darlene Germany (Frederick), Jeffery Johnson (Ieshia), Christa Brinkley (Leslie), all of Houston, Texas, Lana Fulwood (DeWayne), Joy Lynn Patterson (Curtis), and Ernest Austin, all of Bay City, Texas. He also leaves two brothers, Charlie B. Johnson Jr., (Ella), Leroy Johnson (Georgia) both of Bay City, Texas, and one sister Juanita Townsend of Chicago, Illinois and one aunt Thelma Sneed, plus a great host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 15, 2010
 


William Laney Johnson Sr.
(September 4, 1938 - April 28, 2008)

William Laney Johnson, 69, of Blessing passed away Monday April 28, 2008. He was born September 4, 1938 in Blount County Alabama to the late Johnie Newton Johnson and Bessie Rakestraw Johnson. Mr. Johnson graduated from high school in Alabama, and served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He worked in Florida in 1961 as a boatsman and moved to Texas in 1962 where he worked as a roofer, ironworker, glass salesman and transmission salesman. He worked most of his adult life in the security industry protecting people and property.

He is survived by two daughters; Randolyn Sanders of Houston and Marilyn Moore of Tennessee; one son William Laney Johnson Jr. of Iowa; sisters, Inez Kelpen of Blessing and Bobbie Clancy of Houston; brothers, Frankie Johnson of Alabama and Johnny Johnson of Alabama; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers and three sisters.

Viewing will be at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday May 1, 2008 at  Hawley Cemetery.

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Winifred Johnson Buried Wed. Evening

Mrs. Winifred Bump Johnson, age 46 years, died in Atenquiqui, Jalisco, Mexico, March 17th, from accidental gunshot wounds.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Mr. W. W. Johnson of Atenquiqui, Mexico, her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump, Blessing, three sisters, Mrs. Marie Maxwell, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Ruth Baird, Pasadena, Texas and Mrs. Mae Powell, Blessing, Texas, and five brothers, Lloyd Bump, St. Louis, Mo., Edwin Bump, Chicago, Ill., Barnett Bump, Houston, Earl Bump, Carthage, Texas and George Bump, Van Vleck, Texas.

Mrs. Johnson's remains were flown by plane to Laredo and brought overland to Bay City.

Funeral services were held today at 3:00 p.m. from Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Deutsch of the Presbyterian church officiating, active pallbearers were Mr. Kirk Harder, Avon Harder, C. W. Perkins, Gus Lee, L. C. Cornelius and A. R. Matthes. Burial was in
 Hawley Cemetery under the direction of Taylor Bros.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, March 20, 1946, Matagorda County, Texas
 


Wynelle Lawrence Johnson
(September 15, 1924 - May 19, 2010)

Wynelle Lawrence Johnson of Bay City, Texas passed away on May 19, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land at the age of 85 due to organ failure in the presence of her four sons. She was born on September 15, 1924 in Monticello, Texas to Floyd and Birdie Lawrence. She grew up in Mt. Vernon and graduated from Mr. Venon High School. In 1943 she moved to Bay City to live with her sister and her husband, Myra and Bill Henry. Where she met Alvin Smith Johnson, fell in love, and later married at the Bay City Baptist Church in 1946. They had four sons; Carl, Robert, Phillip, and Alvin “Smitty”. Alvin “Jiggs” Johnson preceded her in death in 1956. Wynelle enjoyed 45 year of service as a secretary working for CP & L. For 10 years she worked part time at STP in the Visitor Center to answer questions. She volunteered countless hours serving her Christian community of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Bay Villa Nursing Home also enjoyed the many hours Wynelle spent cutting hair, baking, and keeping the residents company. She truly enjoyed time spent as a member of the Red Hat Angels. Wynelle Lawrence Johnson is survived by one of her 8 siblings, Lucy De Viney of Mt. Pleasant. She leaves behind a loving family: Vicki and Carl, Rosanne and Robert, Glenda and Philip and Denise and Alvin “Smitty” Johnson. Grand children: Kevin, Andrea, Bryan, Eric, Michael, Lisa, and Lacy Johnson and 14 great grand children. Wynelle Lawrence Johnson visitation will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from 6-8pm. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at St. Paul’s United Methodist at 3:00 pm with graveside service proceeding at Cedarvale Cemetery. Reverend Barbara Edwards, niece of Wynelle, will co-minister the services with Pastor Tom Morgan. Pallbearers will be Kevin Jonson, Chris Tamborello, Blake Tamborello, Bryan Johnson, Eric Johnson, and Michael Johnson.

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Erich Erhardt Johs

 

Erich Erhardt Johs, Sr., 86, died Friday, September 14, 2001 in Wharton, Texas. He was born May 30, 1915 in Deutschburg, Texas to the late Erhardt and Elizabeth Wertz Johs. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lenadene Ramsey Johs.

 

He is survived by: daughter, Wanda Johs Foster of Bay City; son, Erich E. Johs, Jr. of La Ward, Texas; sister, Alice Johs Wright of Palacios; and two brothers, Albert Johs of Austin, and Frank Johs of Palacios; and by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 17, 2001 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at  Hawley Cemetery.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001SP16

 

The Daily Tribune, Sunday, Sept 16, 2001

 


Frank Arnold Johs
(March 7, 1925 - June 29, 2010)

Frank Johs, 85, of Palacios passed away June 29, 2010. He was born March 7, 1925 in Palacios, TX to the late Erhardt & Elizabeth Wertz Johs. He served in the US Air Force during WWII and worked for Alcoa for over 30 years. He married Margie Cooper on Sept. 19, 1946.

His brother Joe, John, Tony, Henry & Erich Johs all preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Margie of Palacios; daughters Dianne Bowers & husband Walter of Palacios and Mary Van Borssum & husband Robert H. of Corpus Christi; son Robert W. Johs & wife Shelley of Palacios; sister Alice Wright of Olivia; brother Albert Johs of Austin; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Appiasi officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Erich Remlinger, Aaron Johs, Adam Johs, Kevin Bowers, Darrell Bowers and Kenneth Pavlat. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Charity of your Choice.
 


BARBARA A. JOINES

 

Barbara A. Joines, 76, of Victoria, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001.

 

She was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Cordele, to the late James W. and Arzella Collins Wofford. She was a homemaker.

 

Survivors: daughter, Paula Joines of Humble; sons, Trent Joines and Glenn Joines, both of Victoria and Gary Joines of Blessing; brother, Curtis Wofford of Lolita; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Preceded in death by: husband [Marvin Joines] and parents.

 

Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.

 

Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at  Hawley Cemetery near Blessing, [Matagorda County, Texas], with Trent Joines officiating. Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Victoria, 361-573-4546

 

Memorials: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America at www.ccfa.org.

 

THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, Saturday, November 11, 2001

 


Marvin Carl Joines

Marvin Carl Joines, 51 of Francitas died Oct. 28 at the Citizens Memorial Hospital in Victoria. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral service was held at the Blessing Baptist Church, Oct. 30, with Rev. Nolan Balch of Palacios Church of Christ officiating. Interment was at the Hawley Cemetery. Survivors include: wife, Barbara Joines of Francitas; parents, R. R. Joines of Francitas and Nettie Mae Joines of Bay City; daughter, Paula Gopffarth of Placedo; 3 sons, Trent and Glenn Joines of Victoria, Gary Joines of Francitas; a brother, Earnest Joines of Bay City; 4 sisters, Lorine Schmersahl of Sweeny, Margaret Richardson of Matagorda, Dollie Hunt of Palacios, and Goldie Burt of Bay City; and 3 grandsons. Pallbearers were Joe Johs Jr., John Knebel, Donald Glaze, Paul Cooper, David Day, Bob Ackerman and Travis Washington.

The Daily Tribune, October, 1974
 


OPAL LEE JOINES

 

PASADENA--Opal Lee Joines, 64, of Pasadena died Tuesday, February 8, 1994.

 

She was born February 6, 1930 in Bay City to the late Harry and Annie Guynes and grew up in Blessing. She married Roy B. Joines on October 15, 1948 in Palacios.

 

Survivors: husband, Roy of Pasadena, son, Kenneth Joines of Port Lavaca; daughter, Linda Acosta of Pasadena; sister, Hazel Baker of Blessing; brothers, Buster Guynes of Trespalacios and Henry Guynes of Markham; and six grandchildren.

 

Services were Friday, February 11, 1994. Burial was in  Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

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Benoi Robertson Jones

Dec. 10, 1812 - Jul. 20, 1813

Matagorda Cemetery

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Brandon Earl Jones
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David Dewitt Jones, Jr.
(September 18, 1950 - October 4, 2006)

David Dewitt Jones Jr., 56, formerly of Bay City passed away in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, October 4, 2006.

He is survived by: his son, John Hunter Jones; daughter, Jessica Davant Jones Stanley; sister, Valerie Jones Hundley; and father, David Dewitt Jones Sr.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Laura Lea Davant Jones; and sister, Elizabeth Jones Howe.

He graduated from Schreiner Military Academy in 1969 and attended Texas Tech University. He was a great father, brother and son. He is loved and missed very much.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday Oct. 14, 2006 at Grimes Cemetery, with Father Gerry Cernoch.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center at 1-800-525-5841 or www.mdanderson.org.

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

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

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DAVID HEBREW JONES

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Coach David Hebrew Jones, 57, of Rosharon, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Bay City Key Ingram Auditorium, 1507 Sycamore Street, with Dr. J. Weldon Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow immediately after the service at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009 in the chapel of Green's Mortuary and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City.

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 6/25/2009


Rites for Former Bay City Man Set

BAY CITY, April 30.—(Sp)—Funeral services for F. H. Jones, 88, formerly of Bay City, will be held Tuesday morning in Norwalk, Ohio.

Mr. Jones died Friday in Cleveland, Ohio, of a cerebral hemorrhage after a brief illness. He had been a practicing attorney in Bay City for 36 years and retired two years ago. He came to Bay City from Norwalk in 1907, and was associated with the Hurd Land company. After the company was dissolved, he remained in Bay City, conducting his private practice.

Surviving are his widow; a son, Ralph Jones, and two daughters, Misses Marian and Charlotte Jones, all of Cleveland

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Florine Jones, 90, of
Beaumont died January 23, 2009 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital. A native of Harrisburg, Texas, she worked for Consolidated Venetian Blind as a secretary. In 1941, she married G. M. Jones and moved to Beaumont, where she and her husband raised their family.

Florine was an avid bridge player, an active resident at the Villas of Sunnyside and a founding member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church.

She is survived by: her sons, Morris Jones, Jr. and his wife Cheryl, Steve Jones and his wife Betty all of Beaumont; daughters, Marguerite Jones of Beaumont, Laura Barr and her husband Darrel of Bay City; nine grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

Florine was preceded in death by her husband, Graves Morris Jones, Sr.; and two brothers, Dr. Percy Butcher and Richard Butcher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church under the direction of Broussards, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with burial to follow at Magnolia
Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at
5 p.m. Sunday evening January 25, 2009 with a Rosary recited at 6 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Disease Research, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, Maryland, 20871, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 7015, Beaumont, Texas 77726 or Catholic Charities, 2780 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77726.

Complete and updated information may be viewed at broussardsmortuary.com

Bay City Tribune, Published January 28, 2009

 


Janice Laurence Jones
(June 24, 1925 - December 26, 2007)

Janice Laurence Jones, 82, of Palacios, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in Port Lavaca. She was born June 24, 1925 in Austin, TX to Landis Pledger and Sadye Abbott Pledger. She was a resident of Palacios for 56 years and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She graduated in 1945 from Lilly Jolly School of Nursing in Houston. She first worked as a Nurse at Alcoa, then worked as a Registered Nurse for 14 years at Wagner General Hospital. She and her husband owned and operated Casey Plumbing in Palacios.

She is survived by her daughters: Wanda Harris & husband Wyly of Lolita and Bobbie Kana & husband Joe of Palacios; by 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands: Robert D. Laurence and R.Q. “Casey” Jones; her daughter: Freddie Jean Laurence; her son: Robert Landis Laurence; her parents: Landis & Sadye Pledger; and her sister: Peggy Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 29, 2007 at Trinity Baptist Church in Palacios with Rev. Louis Rush officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 PM Saturday, December 29, 2007 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston with Rev. Ron Shott officiating. Pallbearers will be Dustin Winckler, Eric Kana, Jeff Soltow, Ben Hunt, Wyly Harris, and Joe Kana.

Online condolences 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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REV. JESSE T. JONES

PALACIOS - Rev. Jesse T. Jones, 77, of Palacios, passed away June 26, 2008. He was born Nov. 22, 1930, in Old Gulf, to the late Moses Dewitt and Mary Victoria Ham Jones. He had been a resident of Palacios for 35 years where he pastored at the United Pentecostal Church of Palacios.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Jones of Palacios; daughters, Tannamia Lorraine Hall and husband Tim of Travelers Rest, S.C., Karan Yukiko Jones of Pearland, and Dawn Yanalynn Ringo and husband Robert of League City; sister, Ruby "Judy" Sutton of Palacios; by his grandchildren, Kimberly Allerkamp and husband Simon, Billy Saxon III, Mellani Hill and husband James, and Ryan Saxon; and by one great-grandchild, Angelina Denae Malone.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Bay City with the Rev. Marvin Cole and the Rev. C. M. Becton officiating.

Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 6/29/2008
 


Lily Ann Jones
(February 13, 2008 - February 15, 2008)

Lily Ann Jones passed away Friday, February 15, 2008 in Houston, TX. She was born February 13, 2008 to Melissa Martinez Jones and Jonathan Matthew Jones.

She is survived by her parents: Melissa and Jon Jones of Bay City; her sisters: Lori Ann Jones, Emma Paige Martinez and Abby Paige Martinez, all of Bay City; by her maternal grandparents: Javier and Sandra Martinez of Bay City; by her paternal grandparents: Roy and Annie Jones of Victoria; her uncles: Jay-Ver Martinez, Jr. of Bay City, and Jason Jones & wife Michelle and their children of Victoria; and her aunts: Laurie Jones of Victoria and Lisa Valadez of Corpus Christi, TX.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Monday, February 18, 2008 at the funeral home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4:30 PM Monday, February 18, 2008 at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City with Rev. Ed Webbon officiating. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

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

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Michle C. Jones

Dec. 20, 1844 - Aug. 5, 1849

Matagorda Cemetery

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Nancy E. Jones

Nov. 16, 1812 - Feb. 5, 1848

Matagorda Cemetery

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Raymond "Hard Times" Jones, Sr.
(July 3, 1931 - March 23, 2011)

Raymond “Hard Times” Jones, Sr., 79, of Bay City passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011. He was born in Nederland, Texas on July 3, 1931 to the late Arthur G. and Mattie Hargraves Jones. He worked in the oilfield as a roughneck early in life. He worked for the Texas Highway Department in the late 1950’s. He then worked for Townsend Lease Service as a backhoe operator from 1960-64. In 1964 he started Jones Back Hoe Service. He worked in Matagorda County for businesses, individuals, construction and pipeline work throughout Texas. He married Albina Annie Talafuse July 10, 1952. Raymond was known for his expert ability as a backhoe operator . In the 1980’s his interest turned to ranching with cattle operations centered in the Blessing area. Fishing was a favorite pastime for him and he “wet a line” as often as he could.

He leaves behind a loving wife of 58 years, Albina Talafuse Jones; daughter, Brenda Srubar and husband Kenneth of Bay City; sons; Raymond Jones, Jr. and wife Sandra Sullivan Jones of Bay City and Michael Charles Jones and wife Patsy McLeod Jones of Bay City; sister Margie Barlow of Bay City; Brother, Robert A. Jones and wife Debbie of Bay City; 7 grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren.

Visitation from 3pm to 9pm Friday with the family present from 7pm to 9pm. Funeral services 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Donations may be made to Holy Cross Catholic School, 2001 Katy Ave., Bay City, Texas in Raymond’s name or to charity of your choice.

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Roy Lee Jones
(August 12, 1942 - October 30, 2007)

Roy Lee Jones, 65, of Wharton passed away October 30, 2007. He was born August 12, 1942 in Bay City, Texas to the late George Thomas and Gladys Ocie Scott Jones.

Survivors include daughter Beverly Miller of El Campo; son Steve Jones of Wharton; niece Nancy Klaiber and husband Edwin of Sweeny; nephews Mike Gassen, Sr. and wife Linda of Brazoria and Larry Gassen, Sr. & wife Regina of Resaca, GA and two grandchildren Dana and Jarret Jones. He was preceded in death by his sister Eva Gassen Hancock and brotherl Fred Edward Jones.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6PM to 8PM Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, November 2, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Dubroc officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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SHERRIA JONES

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Sherria Jones will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009 at First Sacred Memorial Christian Church in Bay City with the Rev. Deandre Barnes, pastor.

There will be no viewing. Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview
Cemetery in Bay City.

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/17/2009
 

 


Funeral services for Teresa “T” Thomas Jones, 55 of Clute are pending with Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria.

She died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Brazosport Regional Health System in Lake Jackson, Texas.


Bay City Tribune, Published March 26, 2008

 

Funeral services for Valry Mae Jones, 100, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Enterprise Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. J. Weldon Gilbert, eulogist. Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery, Cedar Lane.

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

She was born in Cedar Lane, Texas to Valree Allen and Emma Jones Allen, and passed away June 21, 2010, in Bay City.

Survivors include: two grandchildren including Wandalyn Harris (and Manson) of Bay City, with whom she lived and Deforest Jones of Houston; son in law, Sammie Williams of Houston; one step daughter, Laverne Pointer of Bay City; and one step son, Kirvan Jones of Woodbridge, Virginia. Also one brother the Rev. Edward Allen (and Juanita) of Bay City. Also an enormous host of other relatives and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published June 23, 2010
 


Orene G. Schweinle Jordan
Dec. 4, 1905 - June 30, 2009

Orene G. Schweinle Jordan of Van Vleck, Texas was called to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at the age of 103.

She was truly one of God's miracles and lived her entire life with the unshakable belief that He was always by her side. She set a lasting example of how one's life should be lived with courage, humility, integrity, honesty, friendship, hard work and love of family. Her inspired spirit could never be broken. Those of us who knew and loved her are better for her memory.

Orene was born on December 4, 1905 to Emma Emelia Mueller and William Louie Schweinle on a farm five miles north of Huffsmith
, Texas. She was a part of what has been called "the greatest generation" and lived to see this country develop from a horse and wagon technology to hero's walking on the face of the moon. She believed that all things were possible through preparation, hard work and faith in God. That belief sustained her for over 100 years. Her memory never faded and details of her life remained as fresh in her mind as if they happened yesterday. She wrote her life story in longhand at age 97 and all who read it found it to be remarkable. She set life's examples for the generations of her family who will follow her.

Her special interests were many and she never attempted anything she couldn't do. She was an outstanding seamstress and for years she made most of her families clothes. She was self taught and developed a strong understanding of accounting, ranching, construction, real estate and politics. She started and became an accomplished artist after her 80th birthday. She was a partner in business and ranching with her husband, William G. Jordan, who pre-deceased her in 1991 at age 92. More than anything else, she was an outstanding mother to her two children, Shirley Jordan Flanagan and Don D. Jordan.

In addition to her parents, Orene was preceded in death by five of her six brothers and sisters including Theodore G. Schweinle, William E. Schweinle, Albert A. Schweinle, Andrew R. Schweinle and Edna A. McKinnon and her son-in-law, William S. Flanagan.

She is survived by: her sister, Dana Scholl, her daughter, Shirley A. Flanagan, son Don D. Jordan and wife, Barbara, grandchildren Mark Flanagan and wife, Tracy, Mike Flanagan and wife, Beatrice, Monte Flanagan, Leslie Hazlewood and husband, Gary, Lisa Cunningham and husband, Chris and Laura McNear and husband, Steve. She has provided memories to her great-grandchildren, Jeremy Flanagan, Michael Flanagan, Tara Hazlewood, Taylor Hazlewood, Tyler Hazlewood, Carley Cunningham, Kyle Cunningham, and Christopher Cunningham that will sustain them throughout their lives.

The family recognizes with deep appreciation and gratitude the outstanding care provided to Orene over the past few months by Tracy Flanagan, Charita Preston, Iris Diaz, Laura Diaz and Sylvia Galindo.

Memorial services in celebration of Orene_s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Storey officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. In lieu of flowers contribution may be made in her name to the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck, PO Box 497, Van Vleck, TX 77482-0497.

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

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, 2313 Ave I, Bay City
, TX 77414
. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published July 8, 2009
 


Brijido "Mickey" Juarez
(February 20, 1938 - November 23, 2007)

Brijido “Mickey” Juarez, 69, of Wadsworth, passed away Friday, November 23, 2007 in Sugar Land, TX. He was born February 20, 1938 in George West, TX to Jose Juarez, Sr. and Angelita Gutierrez Juarez. He was a lifelong resident of Wadsworth and a veteran of the US Army.

He is survived by his daughters: Mary Ann Juarez of Pasadena, Bridget Cruz of Grand Prairie, and Nina Lippmann of Katy; his sons: Ricky Juarez of West Virginia, Michael Juarez of Lasara, Benjamin Juarez of Sanger, CA and B. J. Juarez of Bay City; by his sisters: Rosita Quintania of Bay City, Olivia J. Cervantes of Van Vleck, and Lupe Ortiz of Hereford; by his brothers: Fernando Juarez of Bay City and Benito Juarez of Matagorda; and by eleven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jose and Angelita Juarez; his sister: Eugenia Villarreal; and his brothers: Edward, Felix, Gregorio, Joe Jr. and Jesus Juarez.

A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM Monday, November 26, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

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

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

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Evelyn Helen Junek
Dec. 7, 1927 – May 27, 2008

Evelyn Helen Junek, 80, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2008, in Bay City, Texas after a life well lived.

She was born in Louise, Texas, on December 7, 1927, to Edward and Helen Popp.

She married Joe L. Junek on October 28, 1946 and resided in El Maton, Texas, where they farmed and worked raising their five children.

Evelyn was preceded in death by: husband, Joe; two brothers, Frankie Popp and Sammie Popp; one sister, Hattie Popp Sustala; and granddaughter, Dana Junek.

She is survived by: one son, Joe Junek, Sr. and wife, Linda of Midfield; four daughters, Fay Tweedle and husband Richard of Bay City, Joyce Genzer and husband, Stanley, Jr. of Markham, Lena Stavinoha and husband Wayne of Bay City, and Charlotte Tucker and husband Jimmy of New Braunfels, 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Evelyn retired in 1991 from Matagorda General Hospital where she worked as a cook for 19 years. Evelyn continued working making dozens and dozens of Kolaches for family, friends, and weddings. No one could make kolaches lake “maw-maw” as she was referred to by family and many of her friends.

Her many past times were playing Bingo, Coushatta, and participating in the Senior Citizens events at the Matagorda County Fair &Livestock Show, where she often won grand champion and blue ribbons.

Evelyn was a member of the St. Peters Catholic Church of Blessing Texas and the Blessing Altar Society.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at St. Peters Catholic Church. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008 at St. Peters Catholic Church.

Pallbearers are to be Joe Junek, Jr., Jonathan Junek, Cody Tweedle, Bryan Genzer, Nathan Genzer, and Zachary Tucker.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Blessing Altar Society and her four sons-in-law.

Memorials may be made to the Blessing Altar Society and the American Cancer Society.

Bay City Tribune, Published May 28, 2008
 


Willie Orsak Junek
(October 21, 1919 - June 24, 2007)

Willie Orsak Junek, 87, of Palacios passed away June 24, 2007. She was born October 21, 1919 in Louise, Texas to the late Frank William and Frances Prilucik Orsak. She was affectionately known as “The Fishing Lady” in Palacios and was an avid gardener and wine maker. She was a former member of the Altar Society at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing and currently a member of the Catholic Daughters at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Palacios.

Survivors include five daughters and their spouses Wilma & Bryan McDonald of Bay City, Eileen & Dan Schilling of Houston, Gloria & Robert Bales of Hunt, TX, Cynthia Junek Dujka of Bay City, formerly of Ganado, and Gail & Ted Perkins of Palacios; three sons and their spouses Edwin Junek, Jr. & Robin Ruben of Pasadena, George Junek of El Maton and Charlie & Stacey Junek of El Maton; sister Edna Mae Lynn Wright of Nevada; brother Siddie Orsak of Boling; grandchildren Coy & Keith McDonald, Kym McDonald Chambliss and husband Cory, Robin Peters, Aaron & Nicholas Bales, Kristi, Mandi & Danny Dujka, Todd, Blake & Nathan Perkins, Adam Adams, Justin, Marshall & Tanner Junek and Courtney & Candice Scoggins; great grandchildren Sarah, Bryanna, Madison & Makenzie McDonald, Mallory, Camille & Cassidy Chambliss, Michael & James McDonald, Sarah & Leah Peters and Aiden Bales. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Daniel Junek, sister Mildred Hahn and brother Archie Orsak.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Thursday, June 28, 2007 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Domowoh officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, The American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home 361-972-2012.

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ALBERT FRANK JURASEK

BLESSING - Memorial services for Albert Frank Jurasek, 54, of Blessing, who passed away June 20, 2009 will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel, with Mr. Allen Morrison officiating. Viewing was held on Wednesday prior to cremation.
Survivors: his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Jursaek; daughters, Ginger Jurasek and Tasha (Mark) Robinson; son, Clint Jursaek; stepdaughter, Penny (Joey) Harvey; stepson, Dennis Harvey; and sisters, Susan Brown and Shirley (Kenny) Moore.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 6/25/2009
 

Alice Albina Hejtmanek Jurek, age 92 years, 10 months, and 8 days, was called home on February 8, 2011. Born on March 31, 1918 in Temple, she grew up on a farm in Matagorda County. When she started school, she only spoke Czech. She quickly learned English and moved to the head of her class. She graduated in 1937 from Blessing High School where she excelled in math, literature, and broad jumping. She lived and worked in San Antonio during the WWII war years and then in Houston before marrying Hubert Robert Jurek, her husband of 55 years. It's interesting that Hubert's older brother Henry had married Alice's sister Anna Mae Hejtmanek a few years before Hubert and Alice got married.

Hubert and Alice moved to South Houston after the war. Alice was a very hard worker and was known for her attentiveness to detail, work ethic and natural abilities.  An avid gardener, Alice tended her two large gardens with care, which produced vegetables year round. She loved flowers and her yard was always painted with blooms of all colors. She usually took a bouquet to decorate church and even had strangers stopping by asking for cuttings. She was a wonderful cook and her daughters' boyfriends often would show up unexpectedly just at meal time. Alice love music and frequently sang as she worked, usually church hymns and favorites from her youth. As a role model, Alice impressed upon her daughters the importance of higher education and independence, lessons that have turned out to be invaluable.

Alice and Hubert, founding members of Pasadena Brethren Church, remained active in church activities until they could no longer leave home. Alice was a very generous and kindhearted person and always looked for the best in everyone. She was a homemaker who was dedicated to her family and their welfare, and she will be greatly missed. Alice was preceded in death by Hubert Jurek, son-in-law John Bryson, parents Frank and Albina Hejtmanek, brothers and sisters, Georgia Lostak, Anna Mae Jurek, Frank Hejtmanek and George Hejtmanek. She is survived by daughters Shirley Bryson, Karen Howery and husband Ken Howery, and Sandra Jurek, grandchildren Kenny Howery and Christina Howery McLellan and her husband John McLellan, great-granddaughter Emma McLellan, sister Martha Schimek and husband Ottmar Schimek, Sr.

Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 PM at the Pasadena Funeral Chapel, 2203 Pasadena Blvd, Pasadena, Texas. The funeral service will be Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Pasadena Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing at 2:30 PM.

Published in Houston Chronicle on February 11, 2011
 


Erna Jurek
(December 31, 1913 - March 19, 2006)

Erna Jurek was born December 31, 1913 in High Hill, Texas to Edward Joseph and Emelie Wuerker Wick. She passed away March 19, 2006 at Bay Villa Health Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward Jurek, sisters Emelie Jurek, Matilda Shelton and Mary Wick and brothers Richard Wick and Alfred Wick.

She is survived by her brother Ed Wick of Carnegie, Oklahoma; sisters Rosie Jurek of Bay City, Elizabeth Davis of Carnegie, Oklahoma, and Frances Dornak of Lake Jackson and a number of nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery in Palacios. Pallbearers include Randy Jurek, Pat Jurek, Joe Jurek, Jimmie Lee Jurek, Robert King and Tom Peterson. On Line condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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Frances Polensky Jurek
Jan. 8, 1922 – May 6, 2008

Frances Polensky Jurek, 86, passed away peacefully May 6, 2008 at Bay Villa Nursing home where she had resided for the last three years.

She was born January 8, 1922 to Anton and Mary Luchak Polensky. Frances was a sweet and gentle woman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Louie “Red” Jurek, infant son Steven Jurek and brothers Stanley, Eddie, Johnnie and Sonny Polensky.

Frances and Louie raised all of their children on a small farm near Clemville. They were hard workers, just plain honest country folks of devout Catholic faith. After Louie’s death in 1991, Frances lived in Markham until moving to Bay Villa.

She is survived by: her children, Frances Louise Rush and husband Eugene, Betty Jean Fisher and husband Leone, Louis Jurek and wife Margaret and Johnny Jurek and wife Judy; as well as ten grandsons, Chris Templeton, Joshua Fisher, Jason and Neil Jurek, Eugene, Tracy Michael, Mark, Louis and Steven Rush; 22 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She leaves behind sisters Rose Williams of Bay City and Beatrice Bell of Saginaw and one brother Lawrence Polensky of El Campo.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008 with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Bay Villa Nursing Home and the members of Amed Community Hospice for the wonderful care given to their mother and grandmother.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published May 11, 2008                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Henry E. Jurek, Jr.

 

Henry E. Jurek, Jr. "JR" of Pasadena went to be with the Lord after a short illness Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, in Austin, Texas.

 

Henry was born January 19, 1935, in Bay City, Texas, the eldest of four children born to Henry E. Jurek, Sr., and Anna Mae Hejtmanek Jurek.

 

From earliest years he met great challenges with courage and great determination.

 

He underwent surgery for brain tumors at the ages of four, ten and thirteen.

 

Henry graduated from the University of Houston and served as a teacher in the Crosby school district nineteen years, then becoming an accountant.

 

In later years he retired to give devoted care around the clock to his parents.

 

Last June he met the challenge of prostate cancer with his customary spirit and determination, undergoing successful prostate cancer surgery.

 

He met the diagnosis of lymphoma in December with grace and determination.

 

Henry faithfully served his Lord through his church, Pasadena Brethren Church, all his adult years.

 

He was the beloved brother of Patricia and James E. "Mickey" Jones, Deer Park; Alice Marie and Ronald L. Braley of Fayettville, Ga., and Glenn and Robbie Jurek of Austin.

 

He was the special uncle of Deborah Jones, James and Leigh Jones, and Jason Jones; Pam and Chris Barron; Taylor and Allyson; Brian Braley; Johnathan Jurek and Sarah Jurek. Numerous other relatives and friends join us in missing JR.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents and his niece, Laura Braley Williams and her infant.

 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2003 at Pasadena Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Jim Heckman officiating.

 

Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at  Hawley Cemetery, Matagorda County, Texas.

 

Memorials may be sent to Pasadena Berean Church, 1810 Scarborough Lane, Pasadena, 77502, or to a charity of your choice.

 

"Those we love are with the Lord, and the Lord has promised to be with us. If they are with Him and He is with us, they cannot be far away." Peter Marshall

 

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, February 2, 2003

 


Hubert R. Jurek

 

Hubert Robert Jurek, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003. He was born April 26, 1913, near Caldwell in Burleson County to the late Steve and Liddie Karasek Jurek. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and was employed with Champion Paper Company for 31 years. He was a charter member of the Pasadena Brethren church.

 

Survivors: wife, Alice Hejtmanek Jurek; daughters, Shirley Bryson of Winnie, Karen Howery of Houston, and Sandra Jurek of Pasadena; sisters, Lillie Bohuslav of Markham, Bertha Vondereau of Wharton, and Lena Hill

 of Boling; step-brothers Milton Spurny of Florida, Robert Spurny of West Columbia, and George Spurny of Houston; and two grandchildren.

 

Preceded in death by: sisters, Johnnie Mae Myers and Della Schneider; and brothers, John Jurek, Victor Jurek, Henry Jurek, and Eddie Jurek.

 

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Pasadena Funeral Chapel.

 

Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at  Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Pasadena, 713-473-6206.

 

The Victoria Advocate, October 10, 2003

 


JAMES TAFT JUSTICE

MATAGORDA - James Taft Justice, 79, of Matagorda, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009 in Lake Jackson. He was born May 21, 1929, in Desdemona, to Oris Lee Justice and Mary M. Hildebrand Justice.

He was a retired production supervisor for Uniroyal-Goodrich, was a resident of Matagorda for the past 18 years, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 7 of Matagorda, a member of the Matagorda United Methodist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.

He is survived by his children: Starla Justice of Matagorda, Roy Justice and wife Wanita of Mannsville, Okla., Joni Beamish of Denison, Kathy Horn and husband Rodney of Ardmore, Okla., and John Walton and wife Elaine of Houston; by a brother: Bobby Justice of Eastland; by grandchildren: Robbie Keeling, Jamie Keeling, Wade Livingston, Cole Livingston, Gavin Thompson, Lucy Hicks, Traci Carter, Adam Walton, Cody Waton, and Olivia Ostrand; and by four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Mattie Lee Hoot Justice; by his parents: Oris Lee and Mary M. Justice; and by a grandson: Trent Waton.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2009 at Matagorda United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Randy Clark, N.B. Carter, George Deshotels, David Allen, Herman Hoot, Phillip Eggenberg, and members of Masonic Lodge No. 7 in Matagorda.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Matagorda United Methodist Church.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 4/4/2009
 


Jimmie Lee Jurek
(April 15, 1935 - April 27, 2007)

Jimmie Lee Jurek of Danevang, Texas, formerly a long-time resident of Bay City, passed away Friday, April 27, 2007 at the age of 72. Jimmie was born April 15, 1935 in Carnegie, Oklahoma to Jim and Emilie Jurek.

Jimmie is survived by his wife, Myrna; sons Jimmy and wife Lucy of Sugar Land and Tim and wife Tracy of Victoria; daughters Judy and husband Brent Nance of Kyle and Paula and husband Mitch Abshier of Wadsworth; stepsons Wayne and wife Kim Hansen of Port Lavaca, Bobby and wife Susan Hansen of Angleton and Dean and wife Shana Hansen of Danevang; granddaughters Leslie and husband Matt Work of Katy, Carrie Nance of Kyle, and Lindsey Abshier of Wadsworth; grandson Taylor Abshier of Wadsworth, step grandsons Matthew, Blake, Garrett, Sean and Grady Hansen; and step granddaughter Johanna Hansen.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois, brothers Anthony and Edward and step granddaughter Lillian Hansen.

Jimmie was a long-time member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3070 where he served as Grand Knight. He retired after a 38-year career with Central Power and Light Company. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable, in the Boy Scouts of America and also served as Scout Master of Troop 226 in Bay City. The highest accolade Jimmie will be remembered for by his family and friends is his love of family; he was an extremely loving husband, father and grandfather.

A rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Monday, April 30, 2007at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, 2313 Avenue I, Bay City. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2001 Katy, Bay City with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will following at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Memorial Fund, Sam Houston Area Council, 2225 N. Loop West, Houston, TX 77008 or to the Holy Cross Catholic School Foundation, PO Box 571 Bay City, TX 77404-0571.

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

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Lois Ann Jurek
(December 15, 1935 - June 5, 2005)

Lois Ann Jurek, 69 of Palacios, TX passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2005. She was born December 15, 1935 to J.E. and Noelie Sonnier. She graduated from Bay City High School in 1953 and married her high school sweetheart, Jimmie L. Jurek on June 26, 1953.

Lois was a devoted member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City, TX. She worked as a librarian at Holy Cross Catholic School. Lois and Jimmie enjoyed traveling and renewing friendships around the world. She especially enjoyed fishing in the creek behind their house.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, J.E. and Noelie Sonnier. She is survived by her loving husband Jimmie with whom she spent 52 years of marriage; son, Jimmy Jurek and wife Lucy of Sugar Land; daughter, Judy Nance and husband Brent of Kyle; daughter, Paula Abshier and husband Mitch of Wadsworth; son, Tim Jurek and wife Tracy of Victoria; grandchildren Leslie Nance and fiancé Matthew Work, Carrie Nance, Taylor Abshier and Lindsey Abshier.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Troy Jurek, Michael Sonnier, Matthew Work, Nolan Stoute, T.J. Moon and Gus Svatek.

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

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James Taft Justice
(May 21, 1929 - April 2, 2009)

James Taft Justice, 79, of Matagorda, TX, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009 in Lake Jackson, TX. He was born May 21, 1929 in Desdemona, TX to Oris Lee Justice and Mary M. Hildebrand Justice.

He was a retired Production Supervisor for Uniroyal / Goodrich, was a resident of Matagorda for the past 18 years, a member of Masonic Lodge # 7 of Matagorda, a member of the Matagorda United Methodist Church, and was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his children: Starla Justice of Matagorda, Roy Justice & wife Wanita of Mannsville, OK, Joni Beamish of Denison, TX, Kathy Horn & husband Rodney of Ardmore, OK, and John Walton & wife Elaine of Houston, TX; by a brother: Bobby Justice of Eastland, TX; by grandchildren: Robbie Keeling, Jamie Keeling, Wade Livingston, Cole Livingston, Gavin Thompson, Lucy Hicks, Traci Carter, Adam Walton, Cody Waton and Olivia Ostrand; and by four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Mattie Lee Hoot Justice; by his parents: Oris Lee and Mary M. Justice; and by a grandson: Trent Waton.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 6, 2009 at Matagorda United Methodist Church with Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Clark, N. B. Carter, George Deshotels, David Allen, Herman Hoot, Phillip Eggenberg and member of Masonic Lodge # 7 in Matagorda.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Matagorda United Methodist Church or to the Masonic Lodge # 7 Scholorship Fund.

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

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

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