Matagorda County Obituaries
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JOSEPHINE MACHART

EL CAMPO - Josephine "Sophie" Machart of El Campo died Nov. 4, 2010 at the age of 93. She was born Aug. 27, 1917 in Witting to the late Tom and Mary Kalisek Steinocher.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Georgia Foyt and husband Elo of Edna; her sons, Charles Machart of Bay City and Bill Machart of El Campo; her sister, Della Berger of Shiner; her grandchildren, Rachel and Nathan Foyt, Terah Lux, Dean and Matt Machart; and her great-grandchildren, Sophia and Jacob Foyt, Rylie and Regan Lux, Chris and Andrew Machart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie Machart; her son, Alvin Machart; her grandson, Chad Machart; and her great-grandson, Weston Machart.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a parish rosary being recited at 5 p.m., at Triska Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at St. Philip Catholic Church with Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Interment will follow at St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Elo Foyt, Bill Machart, Matt Machart, Dean Machart, Nathan Foyt, and Brad Lux.

Memorial donations may be made to Houston Hospice-El Campo or
American Cancer Society .

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on November 6, 2010
 


Joe Alfred Mack

BRAZORIA—Joe Alfred Mack, 66, of Brazoria, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005.

He was born June 15, 1938, in Brazoria, to Clara Carter Mack of Brazoria and the late Theodore Mack.

Survivors: wife, Lottie Mack; daughter, Constance Franklin of Bay City; sisters, Rozell Holiday, Theola Allison, Theresa Alston, Annie Woodard, Jordan Hawkins, Gertrude Williams, and Addie Smith; and brother, Phillip Mack Sr.

Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, the Revs. H. L. Hawkins and Carl Allison Sr. officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mark Cemetery. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

The Victoria Advocate, April 22, 2005

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Phillip Mack, Sr.
Nov. 24, 1932 - July 24, 2009

Funeral services for Phillip "Pumkin" Mack, Sr. will be Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake with the Rev. K. W. Bree officiating.

Burial will be in MIMS
Cemetery and visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. in the chapel of Greens Mortuary on Friday, July 31, 2009.

Burial will be at 11 a.m.

Phillip Mack, Sr. is survived by: wife, Lola Mack, of Brazoria; children, Larry Mack (Melva) of Lake Jackson, Elaine Nelson (James) and Phillip _Mike_ Mack, Jr. (Lisa) both of Dallas, Beverly Mack of Brazoria, Patricia Lawvallias of Clute, Troy Mack of Houston and Connie Woodard (Duane) of Sweeny; sisters, Gertrude Williams and Annie Clara Smith of Cedar Lake, Rozelle Holiday, Annie Mae Woodard, Verna Lee Hawkins, Theola Allison (Carl Lee), and Teresa Austin (Babe) all of Brazoria; sisters in law, Emma Mack of Markham and Lottie Mack of Brazoria; and brother-in-law, T.H. Higgins, II of Brazoria and 22 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by: son, Harold Lyn Mack; brothers, Sidney Mack and Joe Alfred (Joe Boy); sister, Susie Higgins; dad, Theadore Mack and mother, Maude Austin.

Bay City Tribune, Published July 29, 2009
 


Aaron Lee Maddox

Funeral services for Aaron Lee Maddox, 71, of Palacios, were held at 2 p. m. today at Trinity Baptist Church, Palacios, where the Rev. Don Miller officiated. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Maddox was born June 6, 1913, in Crockett, Texas, and died at 10:42 a. m. Jan. 19, 1985, at Wagner General Hospital, Palacios.

A resident of Palacios for 51 years, he was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Mica Maddox of Palacios; three daughters, Virginia Welsh of Palacios; Bonnie Finch of Port Lavaca and Irene Nowell of Midland; four sisters, Lillian Jenkins of Collegeport, Anata Genzer of Caldwell; Elsie Eilbeck of Caldwell and Nelda J. Fitzgerald of Abilene; two brothers, Ray Maddox of Bay City and Herman Maddox of Arkansas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, Jan., 1985
 


LORENE A. MADDOX

 

MADDOX - Lorene A. Maddox, 86, of Palacios, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. She was born on July 29, 1921, in Hiljie, to the late Joe and Adella Bohuslar Mica.

Lorene is survived by her daughters, Virginia Welsh and husband Carl of Palacios, Irene Nowell of Midland, Bonnie Finch and husband Jack of Edna; and brother, Johnny Wayne Mica and wife Treva of Houston. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aaron Lee Maddox; and her sister, Gladys Cepak.
Visitation services will be held from 4-7 p.m. today in the Oaklawn Funeral Home chapel. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing. The Rev. Johnny Kisiah will be officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home, Edna, 361-782-2221.


Published in the Victoria Advocate on 2/15/2008.
 


Ethel L.N. Magee

 

MIDFIELD - Ethel Leona Nivens Magee, 90, of Midfield, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004.

 

She was born March 18, 1913, in Parnell, to the late William Thomas and Addie Gertrude Butler Nivens. She was a retired cafeteria employee of Tidehaven I.S.D.

 

Survivors: daughters, Marlene Tolleson of Blessing and Bertie Louise Lackey of Fort Worth; son, Carrol Dean Magee of Francitas; sister, Verta Ree Ayers of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous step-great-grandchildren.

 

Preceded in death by: husband, George Emery Magee; stepdaughter, Mary Jeannette Summersill; sister, Dora Arnold; brothers, Wes Nivens, Ben Nivens, Loyd "Bud" Nivens, and Doice Nivens; and one grandson.

 

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Darrell Tomasek officiating.

 

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

 

The Victoria Advocate, January 24, 2004

 


Lois Blake Keller Maher
(November 28, 1910 - February 6, 2009)

Lois Blake Keller Maher, 98, formerly of Sweeny, passed away February 6, 2009. She was born November 28, 1910 in Collegeport, TX to the late Roy E. Coffin and Alma McSparran Coffin. Lois was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sweeny and was the organist there for many years.

Her husbands, Ludwin Keller & Johnny Maher, and daughter Sue Keller all preceded her in death. Survivors include: sons & their wives Kerry & Earline Keller of Port Lavaca, and Rex & Exa Mae Keller of Sweeny; cousin Jean Barrow & husband Mac of Alvin; grandsons Craig, Lane, Keith & Brad Keller; 9 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, February 9, 2009 at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing with Rev. Sherry Crenshaw officiating.

Bay City Tribune, February 4, 2009
 


Andrew L. Mahoney

 

Andrew Louis Mahoney, 17, of Palacios fell asleep in Jesus on August 11, 2003 at the Shriners Hospital in Galveston, TX. He was born July 13, 1986 in Houston, TX to Robert Joseph and Linda Wiesepape Mahoney.

 

 Andrew was a senior at Palacios High School and had been active in many areas of the high school life. His noted accomplishments include membership in the Palacios High School Chorale, drama, and was presented the Athletic Spirit Award for 2002 by the Booster Club. He was a resident of Palacios since the age of 2 and was a member of the Church of Christ.

 

Survivors include: parents: Linda and Shan Jackson of Palacios; 2 brothers: Robert Mahoney, and wife Charish of Houston, and Christopher Mahoney of Victoria; maternal grandmother: Jean Wiesepape of Palacios; 2 step brothers: Brian and Bo Jackson of Blessing; step-sister: Casey Jackson Malone of SD; and uncle: Louis Jones and wife Diana of Rockport, TX.

 

 He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Robert J. Mahoney.

 

Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 15, 2003, at the First Baptist Church Palacios with Don Kopecky of Palacios, and Michael McGuire of Port Lavaca conducting the services. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery [Matagorda County, Texas].

 

Pallbearers are Aaron Rojas, Blake Perkins, Tyler Thompson, Stanley Petrisky, Bovey Lanfear, and Darrell Hall. Honorary Pallbearers are Sam Constancio, Paco Vazquez, and the PHS Class of 2004.

 

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

 

The Victoria Advocate, August 14, 2003

 


KAY FRANCES MAHURIN

VICTORIA - Kay Frances Legg Mahurin, 58, of Victoria was called to be at the side of the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. At the age of 10, Kay lost her mother and was raised by her loving grandparents Roger and Viola Legg of Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas]. She was a beloved wife and mother and a completely giving friend to all that she knew. Kay was a person who never met a stranger. She was always willing to try and help with any problem or project.

Kay is survived by: Patrick W. Mahurin, Sr., her husband of 31 years; and one son, Patrick W. Mahurin, Jr., and his wife Amanda of Victoria. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Layton, Cheyenne, and Colyton, all who were greatly loved by her.

Kay will be missed by all those who had the true pleasure to have known her.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 8300 Zac Lentz Parkway, in Victoria, the Rev. David G. King officiating.

Memorials in Kay's name may be made to N.A.M.I. or to the American Cancer Society.

Grace Funeral Home, Victoria, 361-573-4341.

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

Victoria Advocate, January 10, 2007, Victoria County, Texas


David H. Maitland
(June 2, 1943 - April 9, 2006)

David H. Maitland, 62, of Bay City passed away April 9, 2006. He was born June 2, 1943 in Greenville, Virginia to Andrew and Bessie Maitland. Formerly of Norfolk, Virginia, he had been a resident of Bay city for 5 years and was a member of Rhema Fellowship Church.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Maitland of Bay City; three daughters and sons-in-law Deborah and George Schneider of Blessing, Marlease and Bob Bucher of Virginia Beach, VA and Crystal and Jeff Farrell of Bay City; three sons Michael of Alabama, Russell of Arlington, TX and Tommy of Ft. Smith, VA; sister-in-law Elkie Maitland; eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two foster grandchildren Kenny Jay and Patricia both of Bay City. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Butch Maitland.

Funeral service will be 6:00 PM Thursday, April 14, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Villereal officiating. Interment will be at the Maitland Family Cemetery in Jarratt, Virginia. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Patricia Ann Maitland

June 24, 1938 - Nov. 15, 2009

Patricia Ann Maitland, 71, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

Lovingly known as the “Tweety Bird Lady”, she was born June 24, 1938 in Hagerstown, MD to Pasco Ervin Bradsher and Helen L. McCanless Bradsher. She was a resident of Bay City for the past six years, a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Virginia.

She is survived by: her daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and George Schneider of Blessing, Crystal and Jeff Farrell of Bay City and Marlease and Bob Bucher of Chesapeake, Virginia; by her sons, Russell Thompson and wife Diane of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Tomas Littlefield and wife Darlene of Portsmouth, Virginia and Michael Carreca of Alabama; and by 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Davidson H. Maitland and her parents: Pasco Ervin and Helen L. Bradsher.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Zimmerman officiating.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published November 18, 2009
 

Arthur William Mangum, Sr.
Mar. 14, 1847 - Sep. 15, 1928

Husband of
1 Susan Lee
2 Lola Roxanne Lee Mangum

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photos courtesy of Mike Cox

Florence Hogan Mangum
Jan. 30, 1879 - Sep. 16, 1967

Wife of
William Henry Mangum

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Mike Cox

John Jefferson Mangum, Sr.
Apr. 27, 1885 - May 27, 1966

Harriet "Hallie" Ann Mangum
Dec. 11, 1886 - Sep. 21, 1883

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Mike Cox

 



Lola Roxanne Lee Mangum
Dec. 4, 1863 - Aug. 22, 1912
2nd Wife of Arthur William Mangum, Sr.

Cedarvale Cemetery
Photos courtesy of Mike Cox



Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

William Henry Mangum
Dec 1870 - Jan. 31, 1944

Husband of
Florence Hogan Mangum

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Mike Cox


MYRTLE MARY MANNA

BAY CITY - Myrtle Mary Burke Manna, 89, of Bay City passed away March 24, 2010. She was born July 31, 1920 in Baytown to the late Advia John and Rita Evans Burke. She grew up in Humble where she graduated from high school and was very active in sports.

She worked as one of the first female welders at the Houston Ship Channel. It was love at first sight when she met Ludvik Manna from Sealy. Myrtle and Ludvik were married Aug. 1, 1941 in Humble at St. Mary's Catholic Church. They spent most of their lives together in Bay City and were members of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Her sisters, Elva DeSonier and Billie Renfro, and brothers, A. J. Burke Jr., Jack Burke and Gerald Burke all preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Ludvik Manna of Bay City; daughter, Sydonia Winters of Bay City; son, Richard Manna and wife Kay of Helotes; sister, Dorothy Slaughter of Humble; granddaughters, Stacy Winters of Sealy and Constance Winters Cunningham of Bay City; great-granddaughter, Brittainy Helton of Bay City; great-grandsons, Brandon and Brian Gavranovic of Bay City; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 at Bay City Funeral Home. Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Derek Einkauf, Dennis Einkauf, David Gingles, George Manna, Kenny Kacal, and Dwayne Dibbern.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church or the
Alzheimer's Association .

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

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 26, 2010
 


Mary (Mae) Magdalene Braswell Manning
Dec. 14, 1937 - June 17, 2010

Funeral services for Mary (Mae) Magdalene Braswell Manning, 72, of Bay City, will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City, Texas with Rev. T. L. Richardson, pastor.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Mrs. Mary (Mae) Magdalene Braswell Manning, daughter of the late Charles and Lucandy Braswell Staton, was born December 14, 1937 in Martin County, North Carolina. She departed this life on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 5:45 p.m. in Bay City, Texas.

She was educated in the Martin County School District. She was married to the late Mr. Iris Manning. She worked as a personal care giver and domestic engineer for many years. She opened her home to those in need; she was love and called mom by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by thirteen siblings, and a daughter Bobby Jean Best.

She is survived by: four sons, Bishop Jackie Lee Best (Evelyn) of Tacoma, Washingon; Mr. Berry Ray Best, Mr. Matthew Ray Best (Sue), and Mr. Ernst Manning (Victoria) all of Bay City; her sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Atkins, Mrs. Dora Williams, Mrs. Josephine Lawrence, Mrs. Donna Staton, and Mrs. Janie Louise Highsmith all of Greenville, North Carolina, Mrs. Rosa Staton of Delaware, Mrs. Alice Jenkins, and Mrs. Deborah Staton both of Bethel, North Carolina; her brothers Mr. James Earl Staton of Bethel, North Carolina, and Mr. Alton Staton of Durham, North Carolina; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published June 23, 2010
 


Margaret Ruth Manofsky
(July 28, 1931 - February 12, 2007)

Margaret Manofsky, 75 of Bay City, passed away Monday, February 12, 2007. She was born July 28, 1931 in Boling, TX to John Julius Cowart and Ruby Mitcham Cowart. She was a retired Civil Service Supply and Inventory Clerk and has been a resident of Bay City since 1991.

She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Della Cowart of Bay City and Maurine Cowart of Brazoria and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: John Julius & Ruby Cowart, and by her brothers: Roy, Mike, W. T., Clyde, and Bennie Cowart.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wharton, TX. Margaret’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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.

www.taylorbros.net
 


VIOLA MANRY

BAY CITY - Viola Manry, 84, of Bay City, passed away March 28, 2009. She was born Aug. 25, 1924, in High Island, to the late Berry Monroe and Ella Mae Andrus Dailey. She had been a resident of Matagorda County since 1960.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. H. "Red" Manry, and son, Roger Edgar Manry.

Survivors include her daughters, Martha Henderson of The Woodlands, Gloria Smith and husband Tommy of Cleveland; sons and their wives, Benjamin and Beth Manry of Kerrville, James and Eve Manry of Gainsville, Ga., Timothy and Millie Manry of Bothal, Wash., William H. Manry Jr. and Lorraine of Bryan, and Berry and Terry Monteau of Bay City; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the funeral home with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mike Monteau, David Manry, Jared Manry, Tommy Smith, Gerald Manry, and Glenn Chambless.

Donald Manry, Justin Mouton, and Beau Gatewood 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.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 3/31/2009
 


Ivon W. Marcaurele

Ivon W. Marcaurele, 70, a resident of San Antonio for the past 8 years, died in a San Antonio Hospital on February 26. He was a longtime resident of Bay City retiring from Skelly after 34 years of service. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Ruby Lee Marcaurele of San Antonio; sons, Clarence W. Marcaurele of New Braunfels, Charles Marcaurele of Houston; foster daughter, Doris Henesy Holder of San Antonio; sister, Irene M. Dawson of Danbury; brothers, Eugene D. Marcaurele of El Campo, Dewey Marcaurele of Aransas Pass; 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 10:30 a. m. at Hawley Cemetery. Rev. Dunham from San Antonio will officiate. Pallbearers include: L. S. Marcaurele, Bobby Clark, Harold Krenek, Steve Marcaurele, Perry Barbour, Todd Barbour. Honorary pallbearers, James Barbour, Archie Findley, Edward Baca, Harold Lukefahr. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February 28, 1980
 


Ruby Lee Marcaurele
(February 14, 1918 - May 8, 2011)

Ruby Lee Marcaurele, 93, passed away on Sunday May 8, 2011 in Victoria, Tx. She was born Feb. 14, 1918 to the late George W. & Agnes Hennesey. She married Ivan Marcaurele on June 12, 1934. They had two sons. Clarance Marcaurele of Bandera, Tx. & Charles Marcaurele of Houston, Tx. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, her husband and son Charles. Survivors include son Clarance and wife Betty, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one Great-Great-Grandchild. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Burial to follow at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Marcaurele, David Marcaurele, Todd Barbour, Richard Clark, Edward Gleason and Robert Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be James Barbour, Thomas Oliver, Monte Chipman, Mike Hennesey, Gary Fraizer and Perry Barbour.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Rodessa Ann "Ro" Marceaux
(September 5, 1956 - November 16, 2007)

Rodessa Ann “Ro” Marceaux passed away on Friday, November 16, 2007, with her loving family by her side. Ro was born on September 5, 1956, to Walter and Wanda Hebert LeBouef. Ro has three siblings, Darwin LeBouef, Pam Colella, and Annette Ruiz. Ro was married to Keith Ray Marceaux on September 7, 1974, and they shared a love that began in high school and blossomed into 33 years of love, devotion, and happiness. Together they raised three loving sons, Joshua Brooks Marceaux, Chad Anthony Marceaux, and Paul David Marceaux. Ro carried herself with a sense of grace and humility extending compassion to everyone in her life. She inspired all with her ability to bestow infinite love with a sincere passion for life’s treasures. Her unconditional love for her husband and children existed with every breath she took, every beat of her heart, and every moment of her life.

Ro was not only a loving wife and mother, but also a respected businesswoman. Together, Ro and Keith owned “The Health Food Cottage”. Ro nurtured and grew the business from a small shop on Avenue G to a full service Health Food establishment on Highway 35. The store has a beautiful decorum, providing a peaceful and harmonious environment, which exudes her very essence. Ro’s charming smile, gracious and helpful persona embodied her entire staff.

Her family would like to extend a special thanks to the members of Holy Cross Catholic Church, the members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and all others that offered prayers and support to her and her family during their time of grief.

The Rosary will be held at 8:00 PM Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, November 19, 2007 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Reverend Susan Kennard and Father Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale North Cemetery. Pallbearers include Sandy Marceaux, Shawn Marceaux, Joshua Marceaux, Chad Marceaux, Paul Marceaux, and Darwin LeBouef.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Houston Hospice or Matagorda County Nature and Birding Center.

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.

www.taylorbros.net
 


L. FRANKLIN MAREK

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - L. Franklin Marek of Williams, Ariz. passed away on Oct. 5, 2009. Franklin was born Feb. 27, 1934 in Bay City to Frank J. and Emma Marek. He graduated from Edna High School and attended Victoria Junior College before graduating from Texas A&I in Kingsville. He served his country in the Army and retired from the Treasury Department of the U.S. Government. He was a Catholic.

Franklin is survived by his wife, Ann; son, Mark Marek of Houston; and grandchildren, Ryan and Alexandria. He is also survived by his brother, Cisco Marek and wife, Theresa; and sisters, Bobbie Meugge of Dickinson and Georgia Housson and husband, JB, of Ganado. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 9 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Williams, Ariz.

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 20, 2009


Brenda Marie Marin
(July 6, 2000 - February 5, 2008)

Brenda Marie Marin, 7, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 in Houston, TX. She was born July 6, 2000 in Galveston, TX to Santiago Marin and Rosemary Acuna Marin. She was in the First Grade and attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She is survived by her parents: Santiago and Rosemary Acuna Marin of Bay City; by her stepsisters: Amanda Laverio and Angelica Garza, both of Wharton; her paternal grandparents: Jose & Guadalupe Marin of Wharton and her maternal grandparents: Joe and Clara Acuna of Bay City.

The Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, February 8, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00AM Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Paul Marin, Joe Marin, Joe Perez, Tony Gonzales, Joe Acuna, Santiago Leal, Jessie Delgado and David Trevino.

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.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Elias Marin Sr.
Jan. 1, 1944 – Nov. 29, 2010

Elias Marin Sr., was born January 1, 1944, in Yorktown, Texas, to Enrique and Juliana Marin.

He is preceded in death by: his parents and four siblings.

He has three living brothers, Jose, Pedro and Julio.

He was married to Rebecca Tijerina Marin on May 11, 1973, and they had six children, Rachel (Antonio) Gonzales, Lisa (Franc) Paiz, Yolanda (Trino) Paiz, Elias Marin Jr. (Bonnie), Priscilla Vasquez (Tilde), and Isaac Marin (Jackie). He had 13 grandchildren.

He passed away Monday, November 29, 2010.

Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2010, and the funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010, at New Faith located at 2412 N. Walnut Wharton, Texas.

The Pastor officiating is the Rev. Trino Paiz of George West, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
 


LORIN FRAYNE MARKLEY

PALACIOS - Lorin Frayne Markley, 79, of Palacios, died Aug. 7, 2009 in Port Lavaca. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Markley was born June 30, 1930 in Ashland
, Ohio to Frayne and Marie (Stempirt) Markley. He was retired from Budd Company in Ashland, Ohio. He and his wife, Arlene, retired to Cape Carancahua, Texas in 1997.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include wife, Arlene; son, Steve Markley and wife, Suzanna; daughter, Cynthia Parten and husband, Richard; step-sons, David Thomas, Randall Thomas and wife, Jackie; sister, Phyllis Miller; good fishing buddy, Andy Baker; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Port Lavaca Nursing Home and Hospice of South Texas for the care given to Mr. Markley during his illness.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of Memory Gardens ~ arranging director, Patsy Conley.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 8/9/2009
 


Mrs. S. A. Marsh [Cassie Ann Craven Marsh]

Mrs. S. A. Marsh, age 64 years, 4 months, passed away very suddenly at her home northeast of Van Vleck yesterday at 12:30 p. m.

Mrs. Marsh was a pioneer resident of Matagorda County, having come here from San Angelo, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Mrs. S. A. Marsh, one daughter, Mrs. T. Nathan Stevens [Charles Nathaniel Stephens].

Funeral services were held at Cedarvale Cemetery this afternoon at 4:00 o’clock with Rev. R. L. Blankenship officiating. Walker-Matchett Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Matagorda County Tribune, February 11, 1938


 


Samuel A. Marsh Buried Here Sunday

Mr. Samuel A. Marsh, age 82, resident of Bay City, 22 years, passed away Saturday. He was survived by one daughter, Mrs. Allie Ethel Stephenson [Stephens].

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p. m. Sunday from Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. C. M. Becton officiating, and Rev. R. L. Blankenship assisting.

Pallbearers were Mr. Wayland Midgett, W. M. Kirkland, J. W. Starks, W. F. Stanford, Wade Blackwell, Howard Rutherford.

Interment was in the Cedarvale Cemetery.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 8, 1951
 


Mary Rosie Marshall
(March 5, 1928 - March 27, 2009)

Mary Rosie Marshall, 81, of Bay City passed away March 27, 2009. She was born March 5, 1928 in Wharton, TX to the late Robert and Mary Annie Ruether Talafuse. She was a longtime resident of Matagorda County and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen New. Survivors include daughters Peggy Wallace & husband Harvey of Bay City, Sandra Hall & husband Gillis of Sweeny and Martha Remington & husband Scott of State Line, NV; sons Ricky New of Brazoria and Gerry New & wife Susie of Lake Jackson; sisters Albina Jones of Bay City, Pauline Poncik of East Bernard & Rosie Jansen of Sugarland; grandchildren Montana Wallace, Amy & Katie Hall, Carson Remington and Curtis & Candice New; great grandchildren Sheyenne & Dustin New.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Monday at the funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Montana Wallace, Curtis New, John McGlothlin, Lee Winningham, Michael Jones and Raymond Jones, Jr.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 29, 2009
 


Vergie Mae Pierce Marshall - Hawley Cemetery
 


Alton Martin
April 8, 1918 – March 8, 2008


Alton Martin, 89, of Yorktown died Saturday March 8, 2008.

He was born April 8, 1918 in DeWitt County, Texas to the late Alfred and Rosalie Diebel Martin. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown.

He is survived by: his daughters, Doris Duderstadt and husband Pete of Weesatche, Rose Miles and husband Wayne of Bay City, Joyce Volkmer and husband Frank of Bay City, Shirley Dahl and husband Randy of Cat Spring; son Alton Martin of Bay City; sister Ellarien Arndt of Cuero; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Thelma Ideus Martin and brother Wilfred Martin.

Alton was in the CCC in Kenedy and helped set up Foster Field in Victoria. He worked for Triangle Refinery in Markham and later was representative for Speedway Oil Company. Alton raised his family in Bay City, and was a very active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and worked hard for the local Lion’s Club. He dearly loved his wife, family and his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and participated in five hunting clubs in and around the Bay City and Yorktown areas. His family and many friends will miss him.

Visitation was from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday March 10, 2008 at Finch Funeral Chapel-Yorktown. Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday March 11, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with interment to follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends are invited to sign the on-line guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com

Memorial may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.

Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel (formerly Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home) Yorktown, TX 361-564-2277

Bay City Tribune, Published March 12, 2008
 


Clarence Leslie Martin

Rev. Clarence Leslie Martin, 59, of the Texas Baptist Encampment at Palacios died May 27 in Palacios. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. C. L. Martin of Palacios; daughter, Mrs. R. M. Swanson of Corpus Christi; brother, L. A. Martin of Abilene and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Bay City May 29, Thursday, 2:30 p. m. with Rev. W. D. Baker of the First Baptist Church in Bay City, Rev. Leon Maxwell of the First Baptist Church in Palacios, Rev. James S. Riley of the Second Baptist Church in Houston and Rev. Rayford Harris of the First Baptist Church in Menard officiating. Interment service will be held at the Hawley Cemetery. Body will lie in state at the Bay City Funeral Home until 12:30 p. m. Thursday, May 29.

Pallbearers are Davis Brewster, L. C. Hester, Dr. Norman Runyon, Orville Roberts, Billy Hamlin and Bob Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Rev. Norman Diehl, president of Trustees of Texas Baptist Encampment, Deacons of First Baptist Church of Palacios, Trustees of Texas Baptist Encampment, Area Baptist ministers, Encampment Managers of Southern Baptist Convention. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C. L. Martin Fund of Texas Baptist Encampment in Palacios. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, May, 1975
 


Jerry K. Martin

MARTIN, JERRY K., passed away September 6, 2010.

He was born September 11, 1930, in Houston, TX. He was a loving, warm, encouraging father and grandfather, a spirited raconteur and a generous friend who will be missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his children, Steven Martin (Rita Duncan) and Lee Ann (Martin) Pavach (Mark Pavach); and grandchildren, Rory, Lydia, Katie, Mandy and Shelby; and cousins, Virginia Snell and Roy Snell of Oldham County and John Merck of Bay City, TX.

Those who wish to honor his memory may send donations to the Oldham County Historical Society. Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood, is in charge of services.

Published in The Courier-Journal [Louisville, KY] on September 9, 2010
 


LENORA J. HENDRICKS MARTIN

 

Funeral services for Lenora J. Hendricks-Martin, 88, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios with Revs. Andy Blair and Janell Blair officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX.

 

She was born August 21, 1916 in Schulenburg, TX to James Frank Michna and Bertha Gerhing Michna. She died June 23, 2005 in Port Lavaca. Tx.

 

She was a resident of Palacios for the past 80 years, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios, and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former Elder of the First Presbyterian Church and a retired member of the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Joanna Hendricks of Palacios; her son, Robert Wayne Hendricks and wife Georgan of El Campo; and granddaughter, Lin Hutzenbiler and husband Wade of El Campo.

 

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert G. Hendricks, Jr. and Dallas Martin; by her parents, James F. and Bertha G. Michna; by her brother, LeRoy Michna; and by granddaughter, Sheli Jo Hendricks.

 

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

 

The Palacios Beacon, June 29, 2005

 


Louis Martin
Oct. 5, 1917 – Nov. 9, 2010

Funeral services for Louis Martin, 93, of Bay City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010, at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, pastor, and the Rev. Gilbert Franklin, 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 Wadsworth, Texas, on October 5, 1917, to Johnnie Martin and Melinda Edison Martin, and passed away November 9, 2010, in Bay City.

Survivors include: five daughters, Lillie Hines of Bay City, Melinda McAfee of San Francisco, California, Joyce Woodard of Arlington, Nellie Odoms of Corpus Christi, and Jennifer Martin of Bay City. Also one son, Louis Martin, Jr. of Bay City; one sister and one brother, Elcena Gipson and Walter Martin, Sr., both of Bay City, and a generation of grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, November 10, 2010
 

 

Margaret G. Treybig Martin
June 3, 1927 - March 2, 2009


Margaret G. Treybig Martin of Bay City passed away on March 2, 2009 at the age of 81.

She was born on June 3, 1927 at her grandmother's house in Eagle Lake, Texas to the late Milton Hugo and Gladys Kohleffel Treybig. Margaret was proud of her German heritage and of being a fifth generation Texan.

Margaret moved to Bay City in 1940 and was a graduate of Bay City High School's class of 1945. During her senior year she met her future husband, Wilbur 'Bill' Martin, at a USO sponsored dance. The Army had stationed Bill in nearby Palacios. After one dance, Bill knew he could not return to his native Connecticut. They married in Galveston on June 10, 1945, and celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary before Bill's death in 2000.

She is survived by: her daughters, Melanie Martin of Bay City and Cindy McNeel and husband Randy of Austin, Texas; brothers, James Treybig and wife Lorraine of Palacios, Texas, Harry Lee Treybig and wife Gloria of Needville, Texas, and a sister, Katherine Hardin and husband Arlin of Montgomery, Texas. Also by a brother-in-law, H. L. Martin, Jr. and wife Eleanor of Fairfield, Connecticut; sister-in-law, Dorothy Wanas and husband Joe of Stratford, Connecticut, sister-in-law, Anna Karcsmar of Henderson, Nevada and cousins, Mark and Sharon Halstead of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Margaret was a devout Christian and lived a life that fully reflected her faith.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City for over 60 years and enjoyed her many long-time friends in the Gleaners Sunday School Class. During her professional career, she worked at the Matagorda County Clerk's Office and in the insurance agency business for many years. After her retirement, Margaret was an avid walker and was actively involved in the Matagorda County Birding and Nature Center.

A time of visitation with the family will be held from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the Bay City Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with the Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday March 5, 2009 at the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Pallbearers will include Bennie Herman Schramm, David Stock, Mike Treybig, Allen Cumbie, Billy Mann, and Andy Anderson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be William "Billy" Treybig, Walter Treybig, Jr., Leland Treybig, Joe Stock, Wayne Michael, Sam Maglitto, and the members of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

Margaret's family would like to thank their special friends and caregivers, Mary Durgan, LVN, Mary Aguilar, Mary Baker, Debbie Beck, Zelma Davidson and Sandra Reed.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bay City, 2321 Ave F, Bay City, Texas 77414, or the Matagorda County Nature and Birding Center, P.O. Box 2212, Bay City, Texas, 77414-2212.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.


Bay City Tribune, Published March 4, 2009

 


Merlin Dwight Martin

Merlin Dwight Martin, CMS, USAF retired, 88, died on Friday, March 5, 2010, at his home in Beeville.

He was born to Paul and Vona Blanche Herrod Smith on April 11, 1921 in Lima, Ohio. He married Thelma Pauline Herrell in Clovis, N. M. on June 7, 1945. He was a Lutheran, and a retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. He was also a life time member of the VFW and member of the American Legion. Other memberships include 45 years of the Elks Lodge in Albuquerque, N. M. and a benefactor of the NRA.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Pauline Martin; his parents, three sisters, and a great grandson, Brandon Martin.

Survivors include one son, Raymond “Pappy” (Sandra) Martin of Beeville; five grandchildren, Stephan Barbin, Tammie Martin, Raymond Martin, Jr., Terrell Martin, and Colleen Martin; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, one brother, Linton (Margaret) Smith of  Canyon Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, at Galloway and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held with full military honors on Friday, at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Honorary pallbearers will be Stephan Barbin, Stephan Barbin, Jr., Raymond Martin, Jr., Terrell Martin, S/Sgt. Michael Williams and Anthony Martin.

Bay City Tribune, March 10, 2010
 


Thelma Pauline Martin

May 4, 1922 - March 26, 2009


Thelma Pauline Martin, 86, passed away on March 26, 2009.

 

She was born in Wills Point, Texas on May 4, 1922 to James Franklin Herrell and Verda Mae Laney.

 

She married Chief Master Sergeant Marlin D. Martin in Clovis, New Mexico on June 7, 1945.

 

Thelma was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary #2412 in Sargent, Texas, member of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Elks Club, and member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Bay City.

 

She was a Lutheran and a homemaker.

 

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.

 

She is survived by her husband, Marlin D. Martin of Beeville, TX; one son, Raymond "Pappy" Martin and wife Sandra of Beeville, TX; two sisters, Johnnie Maxie Witherspoon of Dallas, TX, and Merline Acuff of Tulsa, OK; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be held at Galloway & Sons Chapel on Monday, March 30, 2009 from 4-6 p.m.

 

Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Martin, Jr., Stephen E. Barbin, Michael Williams, Stephen D. Barbin, Terrell Martin, and Brandon Doup.
 

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, April 1, 2009

 


TONY MARTIN

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Tony Martin Sr., 51, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at First Sacred Memorial Christian Church in Bay City, with the Rev. DeAndré Barnes, pastor, and the Rev. Ray Felder, eulogist. Burial will follow at McNeil Cemetery in Old Ocean.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m.
today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/18/2008
 

Amir A. Martinez

Jan. 25, 1986 - Mar. 13, 1992

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Arturo Martinez
(May 6, 1944 - June 10, 2011)

Arturo Luna Martinez passed away June 10, 2011. He was born May 6, 1944 in San Juan, TX to the late Jesus Enriquez Martinez & Trinidad Luna Martinez. He attended Pharr, San Juan & Alamo Schools and graduated from Job Corp in San Antonio. He established A-M Forklift Service in 1980. He enjoyed spreading the gospel, reading the Bible, eating good food and sharing his life with everyone.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church; member of Men’s Bible Studies on Tuesday at Diamond S; member of Men’s Bible Studies on Friday at Matagorda General Hospital; member of Gideon’s International since 1981; worked with Kairos Prison Ministry & Epiphany Prison Ministry and enjoyed taking Mission Trips to Mexico.

His son, Art R. Martinez preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Julia Garcia Martinez; son Joe L. Martinez; daughter Laura Spurr & husband Stanley; grandchildren Kristen Martinez, Robert Blake Martinez, Jared Martinez, Devin Cervantes & Julia Green; sisters Berta Gorgas & husband John & Oralia Herrera; brothers Jose Francisco Martinez & wife Juanita, Artemio Martinez & wife Sandra, Ruben Martinez & wife Nancy and Jesus Martinez & wife Paula.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Edward Lee Martinez, Sr.
(December 11, 1949 - September 25, 2009)

Edward Lee Martinez, Sr., 59, of Markham, TX passed away Friday, September 25, 2009 in Bay City. He was born December 11, 1949 in Rockport, TX to the late Eluterio and Janie Ramirez Martinez. He was a resident of Markham for the past 30 years.

He is survived by his wife: Teresa R. Martinez of Markham; by his sons: Edward Jr. and Patricia Martinez, John Sr. & Cristine Martinez, daughters: Janie (Madi) & Johnny Gaona and Melanie & Joey Garcia; by his sisters: Lucy Garcia and Jessica Martinez; is aunt: Lucy McClanahan; his uncle: Ernest Ramirez, Sr.; and by numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Eluterio “Larry” & Janie Martinez, brother: Jasto “Larry Jr” Martinez and sister Gloria Medina.

A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Tino Torres officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Johnathan Quintanilla, Marcus Martinez, Dominic Martinez, Jesse Villarreal, Anthony Quintanilla, and Edward Lee Martinez, Jr.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/27/2009                                       Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 



Eluterio Rangel Martinez Sr.
(February 25, 1925 - October 27, 2008)

Eluterio Rangel Martinez Sr., 83, of Markham passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 in Houston. He was born February 25, 1925 in Blessing to the late Sophia Rangel Martinez & Felipe Martinez. Eluterio was a life long resident of Matagorda County and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife: Maria Dominga Torres Martinez of Markham; 5 daughters: Elizabeth & Jimmy Lopez Jr. of Markham, Patricia & John Salinas of Markham, Andrea Martinez and Lucy Garcia both of Pasadena TX; 4 sons: Joe & Dolores Patina of Bay City, Johnny & Narcey Martinez Sr. of Markham, J.R. & Wendy Martinez of Bay City, and Edward & Terry Martinez of Markham; sister: Lupe Hernandez of Richmond; 35 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. Eluterio was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Gloria Medina, and son Larry Martinez.

A rosary will be recited 7:30 PM Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A mass will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 



John Martinez
(June 24, 1944 - March 16, 2010)

John Martinez, 65, of Bay City passed away March 16, 2010. He was born June 24, 1944 in Egypt, TX to Ysidoro and Crecenciana Martinez. John worked as service foreman for the Bay City Gas Company for 30 years. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, father-in-law and uncle. John was always ready for an adventure and met no strangers along the way.

His father preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 33 years Genevieve Robles Martinez of Bay City; mother “Chana” Martinez of Bay City; daughters Jennifer Vondra & husband Carl of Waco and Joni Robles-Martinez Silva & husband Rene of Killeen; sisters Mary Ann Martinez, Lucy Diaz & Lydia Flores all of Bay City; brothers Luke Martin of Belton, TX and Sam Martinez of Houston.

A prayer service will be held at 6:00 PM Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, March 19, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Alex Lopez and Rev. Candido Gonzales officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Fidel Pesina, Tony Oros, Leonard Robles, Carl Vondra, Rene Silva and Vince Diaz. Matt Monreal, Joe De La Rosa, Fred Jack and Manuel Olvera will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 23, 2010                                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Michael Rodolfo "Sato" Martinez
July 6, 1989 -  Feb. 2, 2009


Michael Rodolfo Sato Martinez, 19, of Bay City passed away February 2, 2009.

He was born July 6, 1989 in Bay City
, Texas to Rodolfo and Rita Garcia Martinez. He lived life as a happy-go-lucky young man with a wonderful sense of humor. He had enormous love for his family and his friends. One of his favorite past times was spending time with his Pepo Chico and his Dad riding horses, roping and working cattle, enjoying stories of his Pepos youth. He would rope just about anything. Michael was known for his unwavering sincerity, respectfulness and kindness.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Ray and Inez Garcia and his uncles Larry Martinez and Rene Martinez.

Survivors include: his parents, Rodolfo and Rita Martinez of Bay City; sister, Erica Martinez of Houston; brother, Matthew Martinez of Bay City; paternal grandparents, Aurelio Chico Martinez and Maria Ana Martinez of
Markham and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Dan Morales officiating.

Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

His cousins, Eric Martinez, Adrian Martinez, Roland Rodriguez, Jr., Robert Rodriguez, Ray Anthony Garcia, Garrett Garcia, Cody Garcia and Keith Morales will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Treybig, Chris McKinley, Zack Maulberger, Robert Fry and Hatchet Hallmark.

Memorials may be made to Holy
Cross Catholic
School.

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 February 4, 2009                       Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Placido "Shorty" Martinez, Sr.
(October 4, 1936 - April 27, 2006)

Placido “Shorty” Martinez, Sr., 69 of Blessing, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Matagorda Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bay City. He was born October 4, 1936 in Spurr, TX to Jose & Faustina Espinosa Martinez. He was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and a member of Living Word Church in Palacios.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years: Maria Guerrero Martinez of Blessing; his daughters: Margie Llanes & son-in-law Benjamin, Eva Olguin & fiancé Pete Morales, all of Blessing; his sons and daughters-in-law: Raul Martinez, Adam & Denise Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Tony Martinez, Placido, Jr. & Rhonda Martinez, all of Blessing; by his sisters, Frances Wade of Brenham, Maria Gonzalez of Lyons, and Estefana Gonzalez of Louise; by his brothers Magdaleno Martinez of Lockhart, Don Martinez, Larry Martinez, Nat Martinez & Senon Martinez, all of Somerville; and by 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jose & Faustina Martinez and his brothers: Clemente and Victor Martinez.

A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, May 1, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Palacios with Pastor Tony Flores officiating. Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery in Midfield. Pallbearers will be Alfred Lara, Tiofilo Guerrero, Jr., Richard Rocha, Alonzo Gonzalez, Rickey Gonzalez, and Ray Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be David Laborde, Oscar Lara, Frank Alameda and Lorenzo Gonzales. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361) 972-2012. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net

www.taylorbros.net
 


MARTINEZ, ROBERTO

Funeral services for Roberto Martinez, 69, of Bay City will be Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at 10 a.m. at Green's Mortuary with Father Edward Boren officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

A rosary will be held from 7-8 p.m. at Green's Mortuary and family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Mr. Martinez was born on May 30, 1930 in Mexico to the union of Atenojenes Martinez and Refujia Flores Martinez. He passed away Thursday, April 27, 2000 at the Sea Breeze Nursing Home in Bay City.

He is survived by: his wife, Rosenda Martinez; three sons, Dimas Martinez, Roberto Martinez, and Alfonso Martinez; sister, Florina Vargas; brother, Salvador Martinez; five grandsons, Hugo, Oscar, Cesar and Ricardo Martinez and Ruben Ochoa; two nephews, Alfredo Martinez and Victor Martinez; sister-in-law, Teresa Perez; two brothers-in-law, Francisco Perez and Salvador Vargas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers: Hugo Martinez, Cesar Martinez, Ruben Ochoa, Oscar Martinez, Ricardo Martinez, and Felix Gusman.

Honorary pallbearers: Dimas Martinez, Alfonso Martinez, Francisco Perez, Roberto Martinez, Salvador Martinez, and Salvador Vargas.

Arrangements are with Green's Mortuary.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, May 2, 2000, Matagorda County, Texas


Christina Garza Martinez-Lopez
April 5,1964 - Sept. 13, 2009

Christina Garza Martinez-Lopez, 45, of Bay City passed away September 13, 2009.

She was born April 5, 1964 in Bay City to Santos and Genevieve Flores Garza.

Her father preceded her in death.

Survivors include husband Pedro Lopez of Bay City; mother, Genevieve Garza of Bay City; daughters, Leticia Alvarez and husband Ezekiel and Kimberly Martinez all of Bay City; sons, Mark Garza and wife Emily and Lupe Martinez all of Bay City; sister, Patricia Charles of Bay City; brothers, Joe John Garza of Angleton, Lupe Garza, Ismaelle Garza, Rene Garza, Israel Garza and Chris Garza all of Bay City; grandchildren, Andrea and Alexis Alvarez, Mark Garza, Jr., Adajia and Jayden Garza.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Her brothers will serve as pallbearers with her sons serving 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 September 16, 2009
 


MICHAEL A. MARTINEZ

PALACIOS - Michael "Lil Mike" Anthony Frausto Martinez, 18, of Palacios, passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. He was born March 4, 1992, in Port Lavaca.

He is survived by his mother, Janice Frausto of Palacios; father, Jose Luis Martinez Jr. of Palacios; sisters, Nadia Martinez and Maribel Martinez, both of La Porte; brothers, Joey Rene Frausto of Palacios, Jose Luis Martinez Jr. of La Porte, Caleb "Buddah" Valdez of Palacios, and Ismael Thompson of Victoria; grandparents, Octavio Frausto Sr., Maria Diaz Frausto, and Josefa Vela Nieto, all of Palacios; uncles, Johnny Frausto of Palacios, Robert Frausto of Clute, and Octavio "Toby" Frausto Jr. of La Porte.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Manuel Nieto, and his uncle, Marvin Frausto.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Primera Iglesia Bautista on the corner of 4th and Morton Sts. in Palacios.

Visitation will continue from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m., at Primera Iglesia Bautista, the Rev. Juan Aguilera officiating. Interment will be at Palacios Cemetery in Palacios.

Pallbearers are Toby Frausto III, Jimmy Sablatura, Eddie Garcia, San Juan Cabrales, Richard Cabrales, Isidro Nuno, Jimmy Frausto, and Ismael Thompson.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 14, 2010
 


'Professor' Martino

Dies in El Campo

Mr. Tony Martino, familiarly known as the "Professor" passed away at 11:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1957, in a hospital at El Campo, Texas.
 
Mr. Martino had married Lillian, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Arnold and the brother of Oscar Arnold (all former citizens of Palacios, but now deceased), before the family had moved to Palacios.  Mr. Martino lived in Palacios for several years and established and operated the La Belle Theater one of the first, if not the first, movie theaters in Palacios.  And, being an accomplished musician he also organized a band and it was after hearing this band that a citizen of El Campo, Mr. Claude Appling, was so impressed with the conductor Martino that he induced the "Professor" to move to El Campo where he has resided for more than 30 years, conducting the El Campo band and teaching music in the public schools there and in Victoria and other surrounding cities.
 
Gaetona Martino was born in Naples, Italy on April 5, 1875.   As a youth he was sent to the Naples Conservatory of Music from which he graduated with high honors.  He was regarded as a Clarinet virtuoso and as such played under the baton of Italy's most distinguished conductors.  He was invited to tour America with the famous Band O Rosas and here he found a wonderful new land with which he fell in love.  Upon the conclusion of the tour, he, without hesitation, made the decision to break the ties of his native land and remain in New York.  With no friends, little knowledge of our language and only his Clarinet to speak for him he quickly forged a place in New York musical circles.
 
In succession he played with the Opera Company and little Symphony Orchestra and when the opportunity arrived he accepted a post with the St. Paul Symphony Orchestra and subsequently with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra.  From there he accepted the position as musical conductor for the Sherman Elliot Productions and toured the nation in that capacity.  It was while he was on tour that he met his future bride, Lillian Arnold.  And, it was while visiting his wife's family in Palacios that he decided to establish the La Belle Theater.  Over the span of more than three decades he has become the "beloved Professor" to many a school child and to the adult members of the various musical organizations which he has organized and conducted.  He leaves a rich heritage of musical inspiration and knowledge to the whole area and was universally loved for his genial disposition and warm hospitality.

Transcribed by MaryFrances Flournoy from the Palacios Beacon, Palacios, Texas (a newspaper published in Matagorda County, Texas), Page 8, dated Thursday, the 4th of July of 1957.
 


BILLIE JEAN MASK

BAY CITY - Billie Jean Mask, 77, of Bay City, passed away March 27, 2008. She was born Dec. 26, 1930, in Manistee, Mich., to the late Lois Wall and Ernest Kendrick. She was a longtime resident of Bay City and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Cecil Mask; sons, Thomas Sidney Wright and William Jeffrey Wright; stepchildren, Celia Shaver and Kevin Kyle Mask; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2008 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Harrison and the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2008 at Pine Park Cemetery in Vivian, La.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

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 3/29/2008.
 


Gloria M. Mason
(December 31, 1924 - May 31, 2010)

Gloria M. Mason, 85, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010 in Bay City. She was born December 31, 1924 in Old Gulf, Texas to the late John Edward and Ruby Henderson Schmerber. She is survived by her son, Arthur Emshoff, Jr. of Bay City; sister Elaine Erickson of Denver, Colorado; brother Samuel “Sam” Schmerber of Albuquerque, New Mexico; numerous nieces , nephews and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur Emshoff, Sr., and John E. Mason. Visitation will be from 6-7p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Graveside funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Cedarvale Cemetery

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LAURA MARGARET TELLER MASON

Celebration of Life services for Laura Margaret Teller Mason, 89, of Burleson, Tx., were held April 7, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Burleson. Interment was at Birta Cemetery in Birta, Ark.

Laura was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Seadrift. She was the proud daughter of Norwegian-born Karl Martin Teller and Texan Ruth Elvira Madden Teller. She passed away quietly with her family at her side and went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 1, 2010.

She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Her father was the lighthouse keeper for the Matagorda Island Lighthouse and Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse. Laura’s early years were spent just blocks from the Gulf of Mexico, where she loved the water, swimming daily and cooking fresh crabs with her friends on the shore. The friends she made as a child remained lifelong friends.

Her father, mother and five brothers played and made their musical instruments. Laura was the youngest and given the violin. The family enjoyed playing music in the evening.

After graduation, Laura took a job in Palacios, where she met and married Donald Mason in December 1941. While Donald was in the Army, they lived in Riverside, Calif., and Spokane, Wash. They settled in San Antonio after the birth of their children and moved to Fort Worth in 1956.

Laura Mason was a federal employee and worked at the Fort Worth Federal Depot for many years in the office of contract management. She retired after 30 years of service. After retirement she and Don moved to Whitney, where she worked at the Corps of Engineers.

She was very devoted and active in the lives of her children and grandchildren. They were her joy.

Laura was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Burleson. She was active with her Sunday school group and the Prime Timers.

When the children were grown, she turned her focus on her community and found time to be an active and lifetime member of the Burleson Town & Country Garden Club where she served as secretary and treasurer for many years. She was a member of the Burleson Eumathian Club. She was an active member in the Historical Society in Burleson.

Although it wasn’t a club, her closest friends met for the “Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club” for many years in Burleson, where they visited and solved the world’s problems.

She is survived by son Donald Mason Jr. and wife, Rita F., of Burleson; daughter Sheryle Gasparini and husband, John, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Michael B. Wright Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., Donald Mason III and wife, Katie, of Denver, Colo., John F. Mason and wife, DaSandra, of Denver, Colo., Amanda Gasparini of Fort Worth, Sabrina Gasparini of Fort Worth; great-grandson, Joshua James Mason of Denver, Colo.; nephew, Charles Teller and wife, Judy, of Bonham; and close family members in Arkansas and Texas as well as in Oslo and Trondheim, Norway.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Mason; mother, Ruth Madden Teller; father, Karl Charles Teller; brothers, Lee, Cecil, Herman, Raymond and Frank Teller; and sister, Ruth.

The Palacios Beacon
 


Lois Evelyn Mason
(July 11, 1925 - November 14, 2005)

Lois Evelyn Mason, 80, former longtime resident of Bay City died November 14, 2005 in Groesbeck, Texas. She was born July 11, 1925 in Bastrop, Texas to Cerilus Gentry and Ada Lee Hoffman Miller. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Cochrum of Bay City; by two sons, James Mason of Groesbeck and Billy Mason of The Highlands; by four sisters, Doris Rudder of Groesbeck, Mary Agnes Gentry of Lake Jackson, Beatrice Stewart of Salado, Texas and Barbara Toney of Van Vleck; by one brother, C. G. Miller, Jr. of Dallas; by eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

www.taylorbros.net
 


RONALD LYNN MASSEY

WHARTON - Ronald Lynn (Ronnie) Massey, age 47, of Wharton, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born in Houston on May 15, 1963, the son of Herschel Deuane Massey and Kay Marie Fults Massey.

Mr. Massey has been a resident of Wharton since 1993 and was a former resident of Markham. He graduated from East Bernard High School in 1981 and then attended Wharton County Junior College. He married Gayle Diane Schmidt on Oct. 27, 1984, in Needville.

He was a district manager with Pioneer Fishing & Rental Co. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wharton. He was vice president of the Wharton County Fair Fund, served on the Board of Directors at the Wharton Country Club and was a member of the Men's Golf Association. He was a former Little League Coach.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Steve Massey in 2008.

Friends may call for visitation from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Wharton Funeral Home and funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Wharton with the Rev. Polly Standing officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle Massey; daughter, Darian Massey; sons, Justin Massey and Ethan Massey, all of Wharton; mother, Kay Cihal of East Bernard; sister, Debbie Stade of East Bernard; brothers and spouses, Mike and Kathy Massey of College Station, Donnie and Vicki Massey of Katy; sister-in-law, Betty Massey of Boling; father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Evelyn Schmidt of Beasley; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Audrey Schmidt of Rosenberg; and sister and brother-in-law, Sheryl and David Joost of Wharton; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and a great-great-nephew also survive.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 19, 2010
 


C. E. MATCHETT FUNERAL

The funeral of Mr. C. E. Matchett who died at his home in Buckeye yesterday morning took place this afternoon, with his pastor, the Rev. Terry Wilson, of the Methodist Church in charge.

A long concourse of sorrowing friends attended.

 The Daily Tribune, January 4, 1930
 


JOHN LEONARD MATEJEK SR.

SUGAR VALLEY - John Leonard Matejek Sr., 76, of Sugar Valley, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008 in Sugar Valley. He was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Yoakum, to John A. Matejek and Linnie Hoffer Matejek.

He was a resident of Matagorda County since 1964, a retired machinist from Celanese Chemical Plant, a member of St. Joseph on the Brazos Catholic Church of Brazoria, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean era.

He is survived by his wife, Elvie Lee Overton Matejek of Sugar Valley; his daughter, Rebecca Buff and husband Don of Victoria; his sons, John Leonard Matejek Jr. of San Antonio and James Allen Matejek and wife Valerie of Lake Jackson; and by his grandchildren, Quentin Matejek and Aidan Matejek.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Linnie and John A. Matejek Sr., and his brother, Don Matejek.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. today at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Taft Snow, Federico Sanchez Jr., David Crain, Ronald Plant, David Rutherford, and Stanley Spurr Sr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Coughran, Charles Bess, and Jacob Frick.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Joseph on the Brazos Catholic Church in Brazoria or First Baptist Church in Old Ocean.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published in the Victoria Advocate on 3/25/2008.               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Gordon Earl Mathis, Jr.
(February 27, 1949 - April 26, 2008)

Gordon Earl Mathis, Jr., age 59, passed from this life on Saturday, April 26, 2008. He was born February 27, 1949 in Bay City, TX to Gordon E Mathis, Sr. and Esther Lucille Mathis. Gordon was a member of the St. Johns #5 Masonic Lodge of West Columbia and loved by all who met him. He always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Wanda Acheson of Bay City; son, Gordon Earl Mathis, III and wife Rebecca of Sweeny; daughters, Deeanna Sneath and husband Ray of Markham; Amanda Simmons and husband Jimmy of Kingwood; Michelle Chandler of Angleton; step-daughters, Connie Miller and husband Russ of Bay City; Brenda Stephens and Troy of Atoka, OK; Cindy Brown of Henderson, NV; step-son, Larry Acheson, Jr. and wife Lisa of Bay City.

Gordon has 20 wonderful grandchildren who were his pride and joy and 2 wonderful great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Gordon E Mathis, Sr. and grandson, Clinton Allen McGinty.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Monday, April 28, 2008 and services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 at 3:00 PM at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. A Masonic burial will follow at Cedervale Cemetery.

Online condolences 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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Corabelle Matthes

Funeral services for Mrs. Corabelle Matthes, 86, of Blessing will be held 4 p. m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Seaman officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.

Mrs. Matthes was born March 18, 1897, in Birmingham, Ala., and died Feb. 26, 1984 at Bay Villa Nursing Home.

Survivors include: daughter, Mildred Irene Payne of Baytown; stepdaughter, Betty Thornton of Timpson; stepson, F. E. Matthes, Jr., of Bay City; grandson, Ben C. Payne; stepgrandsons, Dr. Carl King and Charles Matthes; five stepgranddaughters, Linda Wing, Karen Harris, Dawn Inman, Fay Gilzow and Velma Greer; 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Mrs. Matthes was a member of the Methodist church and a resident of Matagorda County since 1930.

Pallbearers include Dr. Carl King, Syd Gilzow Pat, Douglas, and Jim Matthes and Arthur Foster.

Funeral arrangements were made with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February, 1984
 

 

Ida Phern Matthes
April 1, 1927 – July 21, 2008


Ida Phern Matthes, 81, of Bay City passed away July 21, 2008. She was born in Thrall, Texas to Edgar Milton Rhea and Ida Mae Walker Rhea on April 1, 1927.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was greatly loved by her family. She was a devout Christian who expressed her beliefs by service to others. Phern taught for over 30 years in Bay City, Round Rock and Van Vleck school districts. She dedicated her life to the education of her students. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a life member of both the VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary and Texas Retired Teacher’s Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Edward Matthes, Jr., who was her constant companion and best friend for more than 56 years.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law Fay and Syd Gilzow of Bay City and Velma and Jerry Greer of Montgomery, Texas; son, Charles Matthes of San Marcos; nine grandchildren, Timothy, Bethany and Sarah Matthes, Jessica, Gabrien, Gydeon, and Georgia Gilzow and Marc and Lori Greer; and four great-grandchildren Isabella, Audrey, Olivia and Zoey Gilzow.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Greg McMullin officiating.

Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Gabrien Gilzow, Gydeon Gilzow, Timothy Matthes, Marc Greer, Carl King, Pat Matthes and Rhea Davis.

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

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary, or The Legacy.

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


Bay City Tribune, Published July 23, 2008

 


Dr. Russell Arthur Matthes DDS
Dec. 2, 1924 – Nov. 27, 2007

Dr. Russell Arthur Matthes DDS, 82, of Bay City passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007.

He was born December 2, 1924 in Bay City to the late Ruth Braden and Arthur Raymond Matthes. Russell served his country during World War II with the United States Navy, acquired a doctorate and became an Orthodontist, was a member of: the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Jesters, Shriners, Medical Benevolence Foundation, American Association of Orthodontists, First Presbyterian Church, and was a life member of VFW Post # 2438. Dr. Matthes was also very active in the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by: his wife, Juanita LeTulle Matthes of Bay City; two daughters, Melinda Mae Matthes of Round Rock and Cynthia Juanita Friedrich and husband Terrell of Saudi Arabia; son, James Raymond Matthes and wife LaVana Diane of Lake Jackson; brother, Dr. Fred Matthes MD of Bay City; nine grandchildren, Anita Matthes, Lela Matthes, Brooke McKinney, Juanita Paige Carmichael, Emily Eileene Baker, Braden Friedrich, Samantha Friedrich, Chelsea Friedrich, and Graeme Friedrich; four great grandchildren, Anna, Connor, Vivian, and Chance.

A Memorial Service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City with the Rev. John-Nelson Pope officiating.

Donations can be made to: The Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council, 2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008; Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460; or Charity of Choice.

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

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

Bay City Tribune,
Published December 2, 2007
 


WILBERT MATTHEWS
 

BOLING - Funeral services for Wilbert Matthews, 82, of Boling, who passed away April 6, 2008, will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Pledger, with his son, Minister Donald R. Matthews, eulogist. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate from 4/11/2008 - 4/12/2008.

 


Edna Matula
(January 16, 1917 - November 19, 2006)

Edna Matula, 89, of Sugar Land, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006. She was born January 16, 1917 in East Bernard, TX to August Fojtik and Sophie Tymel Fojtik. She was a resident of Sugar Land since 1990, a former long time resident of Van Vleck and West Columbia, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck.

She is survived by her daughter: Donna Matula Roberts & husband John L. Roberts of Sugar Land; by her sisters: Evelyn Schmalriede of Houston, and Della Biezenski and Gertrude Tallas, both of Van Vleck; by her brother: Victor Fojtik of Humble; by 2 grandchildren: Tracy Weakley and Jana Stucky; and by 3 great-grandchildren: Lindsay Weakley, Chase Weakley and Connor Stucky. She was preceded in death by her husband: Joe Charlie Matula and by her parents: August & Sophie Fojtik.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Chaplin Sally Fox officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX. Pallbearers will be David Branton, Rick Litzman, Eddie Biezenski, Richard Stucky, Clinton Weakly and Wilbur Shunka.

Memorial may be made to the: Alzheimer’s Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030-2008.

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

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

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Leonard Matura, Sr.

Jul 10, 1946 - Jul 15, 1997

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Louis Matura     Oct. 8, 1906 - Jun. 2, 1980

Frances "Aunt Sissy" Applegate Matura     Dec. 25, 1913 - Jan. 21, 2002

Roselawn Memorial Park     Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham



Glenda Kay Matura
(August 31, 1948 - July 22, 2010)

Glenda Matura formerly of Bay City, TX passed away peacefully at her Alvin, TX residence on July 22, 2010. She was born Glenda Kay Smith on August 31, 1948 to Emmit J. and Almer Floyd Smith of Bay City, TX where she resided for 50 + years before moving to Alvin, TX. She was a loving and caring Mother and Grandmother who touched the lives of everyone she met with her beautiful smile. She is survived by son Tommy Matura and wife Jan of Pearland, TX. 2 daughters, Leanne Abercrombie and husband Roger of Bay City, TX and Kaylene Rodriguez and husband Jeremy of Kronenwetter, Wi; 4 grandchildren, Andrew Matura, Triston Rodriguez, Ryan Abercrombie and Casidy Rodriguez; 2 brothers, Harold and Horace Ray Smith and 2 sisters, Helen Lewis and Nadine Bowman. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Doris Faye Smith. Pallbearers are Vernon Denn, Danny Denn, Jamie Lewis, Jason Lewis, Bobby Smith, Donald Gene Smith, Thomas Matura and Gary Carter. Visitation will be on Monday July, 23 from 5-7pm at Bay City Baptist Church and funeral service will be Tuesday, July 24 at 10 am at Bay City Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Orvel Matura
May 5, 1935 - Oct. 11, 2009

Orvel Matura, 74, of Collegeport, passed away October 11, 2009.

He was born May 5, 1935 in El Campo, Texas to Louis and Frances Applegate Matura. He was a devoted husband and father, retired Mechanic, Farmer, and Rancher.

He is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Wanda Shilling Matura; a son, Orvel Jr.; daughters, Becky Bartek and Brenda Lindsey and husband Gary; six grandchildren, Chris and wife Kasie, Chad and wife Denise, Travis, and Megan Bartek, Scott Lindsey and wife Janine, and Ashley Lindsey Gabrysch and husband Keith; three grandchildren, Mira Lindsey, Chandler Gabrysch and Tyler Bartek; brothers, Raymond, Dan, and Lester Matura; sisters, Flossie Yoxtheimer, Louise Lansford, Lois Guzman, Margie Sain and Kathy Corporon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by 2 brothers: J.D. and Leonard Matura.

The family received visitors on Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Chaplain Don Storey of Houston Hospice El Campo, officiating.

Interment followed at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were Victor Eggemeyer, Milton Vavra, Jarrett Vavra, Rick Brasuell, Donnie West, David Trevino and Kevin Socha.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published October 14, 2009                     Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


MAXTED, EDWARD GEORGE

Hawley Interment for Rev. Maxted

Interment will be held in Hawley Cemetery near Blessing Friday for Rev. E. G. Maxted, the father of Rev. Aubrey C. Maxted who is a former rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bay City. The service at Hawley will be at 3 p.m.

Funeral services will be held earlier in Houston. Rev. Maxted, a retired Episcopal minister, died Wednesday in Houston.

(Date of death was September 7, 1966.)

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Matagorda County, Texas


Sallester Sarah Ramage Maxted

Sallester Sarah Ramage Maxted, 84, was born March 29, 1876 in Toronto Canada and died December 1, 1960 in the Jacinto City Community Hospital in Harris County Texas. Her parents were William Thomas Ramage and Sallester Sarah Davis Ramage. She was married to Edward George Maxted (March 1, 1874 – September 7, 1966) on June 17, 1901 at London, England. He who was an Episcopal minister born in Margate, England. His parents were William John Maxted and Caroline Elizabeth Fairman Maxted. Edward and Sallester were living at 13005 Joliet, Houston, Texas, at the time of Mrs. Maxted’s death. Arrangements were with Howard Funeral Home, The Maxteds had four sons, Denis Joyce, Francis Andrew, Laurence Theodore and Aubrey Clement. Their son, Aubrey C. Maxted (April 17, 1914 – December 26, 1986), was the rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bay City from 1944 until 1958. He was married to Mary Lainier Munds Maxted.

In 1930, the Maxteds were living in McComb, Pike County, Mississippi.
In 1940, they were living in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi
In 1945, they were living in Warrington, Escambia County, Florida

United States of America Declaration of Intention Certificate # 306
May 12, 1927
Northern District of Mississippi
Sallester Sarah Maxted, age 50
Personal description: Color, white; complexion, fair; height 5 feet 4 inches; weight 154 pounds; hair blonde; eyes gray
Born in Toronto, Canada March 29, 1876
Currently residing at St. Stephens Rectory, Indianola, Mississippi
Husband: Edward George Maxted, born Margate, England
Arrived at the port of Buffalo in the state of New York on April 21, 1922
Dated May 12, 1927

United States of America Petition for Citizenship No. 487
District Court of Biloxi, Mississippi
Sallester Sarah Maxted
Residence: 345 Live Oak St., Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi
Declared intention to become a citizen on May 12, 1927 at Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Husband: Edward George Maxted born March 1, 1874 at Margate, England; Entered US at Buffalo, NY on April 21, 1922
Married June 17, 1901 at London, England
Four children:
Denis Joyce Maxted, born August 9, 1905 at London, England now resides at Pascagoula, Mississippi
Francis Andrew Maxted, born March 1, 1909 Tilty Vicarage, Dunmow, Essex, England, resides in Panama Canal Zone
Laurence Theodore Maxted, born April 18, 1911 at Tilty Vicarage, Dunmow, Essex, England, resides Fort Benning, Georgia
Aubrey Clement Maxted, born April 17, 1914, Tilty Vicarage, Dunmow, Essex, England, resides Pascagoula Mississippi
Oath of Allegiance taken June 6, 1933

United States of America Declaration of Intention
Northern District of Mississippi
Edward George Maxted, age 52
Personal description: Color, white; complexion, dark; height 5 feet 6 inches; 170 pounds; hair brown-graying; eyes, brown
Born Margate, England, March 1, 1874
Now reside: St. Stephens Rectory, Indianola, Mississippi
Emigrated to US from Toronto, Canada on Grand Trunk or C.P.R. Railroad
Married to Sallester S. Maxted
Arrived at port of Buffalo, NY on April 21, 1922
Dated May 12, 1927

United States of America Petition for Citizenship No. 486
South District of Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi
Residence: 345 Live Oak Street, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Oath of Allegiance June 6, 1933
 


Nora Lee Maxwell
(December 31, 1918 - April 29, 2007)

Nora Lee Maxwell, 89, or Bay City passed away April 29, 2007. She was born December 31, 1917 in Louisiana. She had been a resident of Bay City for the past 8 years.

She is survived by a daughter Peggy Anderson of Tucson, AZ; sons David Maxwell of Bay City and Roddy Maxwell of Morgan Hill, CA; by five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Neal officiating. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Robert Maxwell
(January 31, 1937 - May 28, 2010)

Robert Lee Maxwell, Jr., 73, passed away May 28, 2010. He was born January 31, 1937 in Markham, TX to the late Robert Lee Maxwell, Sr. and Myrtle Daisy Vaughn. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife Lucille Maxwell of Bay City; daughters and their spouses Sonja & Miles Ledwig of Bay City, Holly Hassell & Billy Buller of Gainsville, TX, Janet Maxwell & Chris Hurla of Mc Allen, TX, Pamela & Craig Thompson of Bay City & Jaime & Alan Snyder of Markham; son Robert Lee Maxwell, III & wife Julie of Tuscon, AZ; sister Pat Gunnels of Lake Jackson; grandchildren Brandon, Justin, Jessicca & Julian Michael Maxwell, Dayne Ledwig, Paige Brown, Aron Brown, Daryn Croft, Paitan Hassell, Jada Snyder, Riley Snyder, Camryn Thompson, & Chance Thompson; great grandchildren Jaden & Kade Maxwell and Marves Price; nephew Mike Martin of Lake Jackson and numerous other nieces and nephews.

His sisters Della Smith, Dessie Frick, Zelpia Frick, Zella Bohuslar, Myrtle Powell & Sammy Lee Cathey all preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be 4:00 PM Tuesday, June 2, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX. Pallbearers will be Mike Martin, Leif Anderson, Johnathon Zimmerman, Aron Brown, Dayne Ledwig & Karla Kubecka.

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Charles William Meador
Oct. 28, 1883 - Jan. 21, 1974

Minnie Lou Helmer Meador
Feb. 12, 1890 - May 2, 1976

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

Doyal Dalton Meador

Sep. 28, 1911 - Nov. 3, 1970

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

Joel W. Meador
Apr. 3, 1919 - Oct. 24, 1993

Viola Frances Woellert Meador
Dec. 9, 1924 - Apr. 3, 1994

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photos courtesy of
Faye Cunningham

 

Lorene “Mama Rene” Meador
January 23, 1918 – June 22, 2008


Lorene “Mama Rene” Meador, 90, of Bay City passed away June 22, 2008.

She was born January 23, 1918, to the late William and Martha May Talley Henry. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church; member of VFW Post 2438 Ladies Auxiliary; and volunteered for many other organizations.

She was preceded in death by: her husband Doyal Dalton Meador; granddaughter, Robin Dyan Munson; son-in-law, M. T. “Sonny” Thurmond and four siblings.

Survivors include: daughters, Minnie Thurmond, Betty and husband L. M. “Corky” Green, and Nancy and husband W. H. “Buddy” Costlow Jr.; grandchildren and spouses, Sheri and David Doguet, Vicki and Steve Wiggins, Tommy Thurmond, Larry and Michelle Green, David and Cheri Green, and Paige Eidlebach; great-grandchildren, David Lynn Doguet, Daric and Darin Doguet, Ashley Doguet Wootten, Kole Ray, Kristyn Ray Shahan, Blaire, Jake and Lance Green, Ty and Whitney Thurmond, Jessie Green, Drew Massey, Madelyn and Caleb Eidlebach; great-great-grandchildren, Elena Doguet and Atticus Wootten.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Morgan officiating.

Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park.

Her great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers and her grandsons 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 July 9, 2008

 


PEGGY MEANS

YOAKUM - Peggy Means, age 65, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. She was born on Jan. 13, 1943, in Weslaco, to Louie and Minnie Gaynel Compton McCutchen.

She was a secretary in the oil industry and was a Baptist.

Survivors: husband, Buddy N. Means of Yoakum; daughter, Gay Nell Storts and husband John Ed of Bay City; son, Buddy Trey Means and wife Debbie of Boerne; two grandchildren, Kayla Storts and Justin Storts; brother, Chuck McCutchen and wife Laura of Mercedes.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m.
to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, with a funeral service at 11 a.m., at Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Walker and the Rev. Kenneth Parker officiating. Burial will be at Hebron Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Hebron Baptist Church Music Fund.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.thielecooper.com.

Arrangements with Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum,
361-293-5656.

Published in the Victoria Advocate from 9/19/2008 - 9/20/2008
 


Ernest Medina, Jr.
Jan. 18, 1990  March 16, 2009

Ernest Medina, Jr., 19, of Bay City passed away March 16, 2009. He was born January 18, 1990 in Edinburg, Texas to Ernest Medina, Sr. and Maria C. Paz Medina.

Ernest was very liked and loved by his friends and family. He liked everything a young man would like, including sports, fishing and hunting. He kept his body fit and lean. He grew up in the Cub Scouts and was a Boy Scout. In 2006, he was one of the Explorers of the Year. He was going to graduate in May of 2009 from Bay City High School and was scheduled to go to Lincoln Technical Trade School in Grand Prairie on June 30. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include: his parents both of Bay City; maternal grandparents, Marcial Avila Paz and Juana Moreno Paz of Edinburg, Texas and his brother David P. Medina of Bay City.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Pluss officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Darel Brannan, Jerrad Patina, Zach Reyes, Angel Salinas, Scott Vestal, and Justin Williams. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

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 March 22, 2009
 


Mary Amparo Mendoza
(May 25, 2007 - July 1, 2007)

Mary Amparo Mendoza, 74, of Boling passed away July 1, 2007. She was born May 25, 1933 in New Gulf, Texas to the late Evaristo G. and Teresa Samaniego Reyes.

Survivors include daughters Ida & Miguel Pena of Angleton, Mary Teresa Mendoza & Rich Washington of Sweeny, Jo Ann Mendoza & Jose Alvarez of Bay City and Victoria & Manuel Hernandez of Boling, son David Mendoza of Boling, sister Bertha Mireles of Clute, brothers Armando Reyes of Brazoria and Andrew Reyes & Joe Reyes both of Boling; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Milton Mendoza, sons Richard & Robert Mendoza, sister Sulema Mireles and brothers Evaristo Reyes, Jr. & Edmundo Reyes.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. Mass is 2:00 PM Thursday, July 5, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Andy Reyes, Jr., Efran Reyes, Alfonzo Mendoza, Ector Lopez, Johnny Martinez and Peter Reyes. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

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Hazel M. Merck

Funeral services will be held for Hazel M. Merck, 70, of Bay City, 10 a. m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church.

Merck died September 18, 1981 at Matagorda General Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Frank Seaman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Merck July 8, 1958.

She is survived by: son, John Merck Jr. of El Campo; brother, Herbert S. Lowry of Shepherd; grandchildren, Debbie Dennard and John Milam Merck of Bay City; numerous nieces and nephews.

Merck was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Women’s Club, Wednesday Club and the Pink Ladies.

Burial will follow services at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Fred and Russell Law, Dr. Robert Kelly, John Dickerson, C. M. Corporon and W. I. Ellis.

Honorary pallbearers include Thomas and Mason Holsworth; Virgil McGinnis, T. J. Eubanks, Earl Lee Williams and Frank “Buddy” King.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family asked for donations to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September 1981
 

Samuel Hartfrey Merritt

Aug. 11, 1953 - Feb. 24, 1987

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo Courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Lillie Mae Meyer
(January 11, 1941 - July 29, 2007)

Lillie Mae Meyer, 66, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2007 in Houston, TX. She was born January 11, 1941 in Bay City, where she lived all her life. She was a hairdresser for over 40 years and owned Lillie’s Beauty Salon. Lillie loved working in her flowerbeds, spending time with her grandchildren and she was well known for her work making porcelain dolls.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Henry and Minnie Meyer; her brother: Vernon Lee Meyer; and her son: Kevin “Bones” Harrison. She is survived by a husband: Winston Lackey of Bay City; a son: David Harrison of Bay City; a daughter: Radonna Harrison of Lake Jackson; her brother: Gus Meyer of Elkhart, TX; and by her sister: Pee Wee Hoffman of Boling. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Robert and Sabrina Harrison of Sweeny, Jared Harrison of Lake Jackson, Cole Harrison of West Columbia, Hunter Harrison and Fisher Harrison, both of Bay City; and by her great grandchild: Rayden Harrison of Sweeny.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Clayton Orr officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Tracy Childers, Gary Rooth, Ronnie Stovall, David McQuinn, Eric O’Neal, Sonny Ware, Bobby Tucker and Mike Solomon. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Harrison, Jared Harrison, Cole Harrison, James Sutton, Kenneth Black, Leslie Meyer and Gary Meyer.

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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LEONARD ALOYS MICAN

BLESSING - Leonard Aloys Mican, 78, of Blessing, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010, at DeTar in Victoria. He was born March 31, 1932, in Dubina, to the late Frank Mican and Frances Dybala Mican. He was a carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Iris Leona Mican; daughter, Theresa Perez and husband Larry of Ganado; sister, Martha Richardson of Blessing; brothers, Johnnie Mican of El Campo and Charlie Mican of Roseburg, Ore.; grandchildren, Jessica and Rodney Brown, and Melissa and Wesley Lenhart; great-grandchildren, Megan and Chance Brown, Aarien, Jonathon, and Faith Lenhart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2010, at Ganado Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. with the
Funeral Mass to begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Father Sam Appiasi will officiate. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Larry Perez, Rodney Brown, Wesley Lenhart, Sylvester Walleck, Clinton Shefcik, and Timothy Shefcik.

Ganado Funeral Home, Ganado, 361-771-2120.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 31, 2010
 


Eugene George Michalec Sr.
March 28, 1927 – Dec. 11, 2010

Eugene Michalec Sr., 83, of Bay City, died Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Bay Villa Nursing Center following a brief illness. 

He was born on March 28, 1927, in Boling, Texas, a son of the late Adolph and Liberta Sabrsula Michalec.

He was raised in Boling area and graduated from Boling High School. Following graduation, he worked as a building contractor for many years in the Wharton County area. He specialized in the design and construction of metal buildings, and was instrumental in the construction of the TeePee Motel in Wharton.

On March 30, 1948, he married JoAnn Cook in Wharton. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2007.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by: his son, Danny Michalec; daughter, Jean Ann Michalec; and brothers, Edward and Wilbur Michalec.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at the Chapel of Wharton Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Williams officiating.

Survivors include: his daughters, Marsha Lynn Michalec of Brady, and Kim Alene Evens and husband Richard of Blessing; son, Eugene George Michalec Jr. and wife, Marla of West Columbia; sister, Wilsie Nachlinger of San Augustine, Florida; brothers, Ronald Michalec and wife, Judy of Bay City, Norman Michalec and wife, Dorothy of La Grange, and Adolph Michalec and wife, Margaret of New Caney; grandchildren, Jamie, Gene, Gaylen, Wesley and David, along with great-grandchildren, Ethan, Justine, Claudia, Mason, Michael, Joshua and Haley also survive Mr. Michalec.

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

Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 15, 2010
 

Jo Ann Michalec
Jan. 1, 1930 – April 14, 2007

Mrs. Jo Ann “Lala” Cook Michalec, age 77 of Bay City, died Saturday, April 14, 2007 in a Bay City Hospital following a sudden illness.

She was born on January 1, 1930 in Wharton, Texas the daughter of the late Gordon R. Cook and Aline Housworth Cook.

Mrs. Michalec had been a resident of Bay City since 1952 and was Christian by Faith.

She married Eugene George “Gene” Michalec, Sr. on March 30, 1948 in Wharton. She was a homemaker all of her life and enjoyed playing poker and hunting.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at the Chapel of the Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Wharton City Cemetery.

Survivors include: her husband, Gene Michalec, Sr. of Bay City, Texas; daughters and son-in-law; Marsha Lynn Michalec of Bay City and Kim and Richard Evens of Blessing, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, George and Marla Michalec, Jr. of West Columbia, Texas; sister, Betty Bergstrom of Wharton; five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren also survive.

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

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


MICHALIK, JOSEPH WAYNE

Joseph Wayne Michalik, 34, of Quincy, Ill. died September 3, 2000 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. He was born June 17, 1966 in Palacios, Texas to Charles Walter, Sr. and Dianna J. Brown Michalik. Mr. Michalik was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Quincy, Ill. and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Palacios. He was a 1984 graduate of Palacios High School and a 1990 graduate of Sam Houston State University in Agribusiness. After graduation he went to work for Cargill in Fort Worth. On September 19, 1997 he married Dana D. Rickett in San Antonio. Mr. Michalik was a resident of Quincy the past two years, where he was the Director Of Purchasing and Transportation at Prince Agri Manufacturing in Quincy.

Survivors include: wife, Dana of Quincy; parents Charles and Diana Michalik,Sr. of Palacios; two sons, Ronnie Michalik of Denton, Texas and Hayden Michalik of Quincy, Ill.; stepson, Trevor Moody of Quincy, Ill.; sister, Roxane Michalik of Round Rock, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Walter, Jr. and Jennifer Michalik of Austin; nephew, Hunter Michalik and niece Abby Michalik of Austin.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2000, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment followed at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers were Bo Imhoff, John Cunningham, Byron Head, Wesley Franzen, Bobby Sells and Billy Kubecka. Memorials may be made to the Joey Michalik, Hayden Michalik Memorial Fund at Mercantile Trust and Savings Bank, 1333 North 33rd St. Quincy, Ill. 62301. A0011A2000SP10

The Daily Tribune, Matagorda County, Texas, Sunday, Sept 10, 2000
 



John Robert Middleton
(January 11, 1926 - January 23, 2008)

John Robert “J.R.” Middleton AKA “Jinks” Middleton, 82, of Bay City, passed away January 23, 2008. He was born January 11, 1926 in Carbon, TX to the late Chester Owen “C.O.” Middleton and Johnnie Velma Reese Middleton. He retired from Matagorda County Drainage District # 1 as a Supervisor in 1991, served his country during World War II as a member of the US Army’s 222nd Infantries Fightin’ First, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City, and a member of VFW Post 2438.

J. R. is survived by his loving wife of 60 years: Winnie Lowery Middleton of Bay City; son: Larry J. Middleton & wife Dorinda of Kingwood, TX; daughter: Judy Harden & husband Roy of Salado, TX; 3 sisters: Sue Lowery, Juanell Clayton, and Neva Hamilton all of Bay City; 2 brothers: T.J. Middleton and Owen Middleton of Bay City, TX; 2 grandchildren: Jonathan Middleton and Nicole Ruffino; and 3 great grandchildren: Jonathan Wayne Middleton, Chase Ruffino, and Kyle Ruffino. He was preceded in death by his parents: Chester Owen and Johnnie V. Middleton.

The Family will receive visitors from 6 PM to 8 PM Friday at the Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 26, 2008 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Paul Lowery, Jon Middleton, Clifton Lowery, Clifford Lowery, Rex Middleton, and Lynn Middleton.

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T. J. Middleton
(October 29, 1924 - December 26, 2009)

T. J. Middleton passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.

T. J. was born to C. O. & Johnnie Reese Middleton in Brusly, Louisiana on Oct. 29, 1924. He graduated from Bay City High School in 1944. He worked in the oil & gas industry for forty years and retired in 1984.

T. J. married the love of his life, Barbara Alexander on Aug. 20, 1949. They shared 60 wonderful years together and had three children. T. J. was preceded in death by his parents and brothers J. R. and Owen Middleton.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; sons Rex Middleton & wife Cecelia of Bay City and Linn Middleton & wife Terri of Sealy; daughter Cheryl Lowery of Dallas. Grandchildren include Heather Middleton of Houston, Sean Middleton of Mexico, Heath Middleton & wife Courtney of Sealy, Angie Middleton of Sealy, Adam Zillweger of Austin and Iris Leos & husband Vince of Victoria, great grandchildren are Makaylah Middleton of Sealy, Cooper Middleton of Katy, Ryan Leos & Brandy Leos of Victoria. T. J. also leaves behind his sisters Neva Hamilton, Sue Lowery & Juanelle Clayton all of Bay City.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 at the First Baptist Church with Terry Farrar officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Adam Zillweger, Vince Leos, Ryan Leos, Thomas Matura, Larry Middleton & Mark White. Memorial donations can be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation or Parkinson Research Foundation. The family would like to express their heart felt thanks to the Houston Hospice team for all of their support.

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Wendle Owen Middleton
June 23, 1927 - July 27, 2009

Wendell Owen Middleton, 82, passed away early Monday morning, July 27, 2009, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas with his family by his side.

He was born June 23, 1927 to Chester Owen and Johnnie Velma (Reese) Middleton in Carbon, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother J. R. Middleton, and best friend and brother-in-law W. J. Clayton.

He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Nell Bell Middleton, son Gary Owen and wife Sharon K. Middleton of Alvin, Texas; son Bruce A. and wife Hope W. Middleton of Spring, Texas; and daughter Terri Nell and husband Stephen W. Turk of Conroe, Texas; grandson Kirk Owen and wife Laura P. Middleton of Friendswood, Texas; grandson James Scott Middleton of Powder Springs, GA; grandson Derrick Wesley Turk of Waco, Texas; granddaughter Holly Michelle Middleton of Spring, Texas; and grandson Douglas Wendell Turk of Conroe, Texas.

He is also survived by brother: T.J. Middleton and sisters: Geneva Hamilton, Sue Lowery, and Juanell Clayton, all of Bay City; special aunts: Evelyn Cole of Lubbock, Texas; Zoe Koinzan of Houston, Texas; and Faye Burrow of Riverside, California; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins around the country.

Owen served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the Destroyer USS Lavallette in the South Pacific Theater after volunteering for service at age 17 with his mother's consent. He proudly received his High School diploma at a special Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony at Bay City
High School on November 11, 2008. He was a member of the American Legion Post 11 in Bay City and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He retired from Amoco Production Company in 1984 with 40 years_ service holding the position of Bay City Field Supervisor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City, being baptized there on January 14, 1940 and married there on July 3, 1949. His special love was teaching Primary III (Third Graders).

Owen will be remembered by his family as a quiet, patient, honest, and dependable man who loved God, his family, and his country. His favorite times were spent at Matagorda
Beach with his family. He will be dearly missed by all.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009 at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at The First Baptist Church, Bay City: Brother Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn
Cemetery
in Van Vleck. Pall bearers will be his sons and grandsons. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church 2321 Avenue F Bay City, TX 77414 or MD Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Houston, TX 77030.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published July 29, 2009
 


Winnie Faye Middleton
(September 9, 1927 - June 5, 2011)

Winnie Faye Lowery Middleton of Kingwood, TX formerly of Bay City, TX passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 at home.

Our loving mother was born Sept. 9, 1927 in Mound, TX to the late John Howard Lowery and Lessie McHargue Lowery.

Her loving husband of 61 years, John Robert “Jinks” Middleton and infant daughter, Rebecca Estell Middleton both preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Larry J. Middleton & wife Dorinda of Kingwood, TX; daughter Judy Harden & husband Roy of Salado, TX; sisters Juanita Luna of Austin and Annette Bruton of Gatesville; brother Bobby Lowery of Gatesville; two grandchildren Jonathan Middleton & wife Jeanette and Nicole Ruffino & husband Clayton; five great grandchildren Jonathan, Jesse & Jayden Middleton and Kylie and Chase Ruffino and by numerous sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Clifford Lowery, Mike Lowery, Clint Lowery, Stephen Matchett, Larry Matchett and Sean Middleton.

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Earsie May Hale Midgett

Funeral services for Earsie May Hale Midgett, 77, of Markham, will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mrs. Midgett was born Aug. 15, 1907, to William Marian and Ida Mae Brown Hale in Bay City, and died at 7 a. m. April 25, 1985, at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters, Marion Marks of Plano, Texas, and Betty Quinney of Markham; four sons, W. S. Midgett of San Antonio. L. R. Midgett of Victoria, R. A. Midgett of Duncanville and M. A. Midgett of Rock Island; a brother, Earl P. Hale of Oklahoma City, Okla; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1985
 


Edd Scott Midgett

Mr. Edd Scott Midgett, 75, of Markham died Monday at Matagorda General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Earsie Midgett of Markham; two daughters, Mrs. P. E. Marx of Fort Worth and Mrs. G. M. Quinney of Markham; four sons, William S. Midgett of Markham, Lawrence Ray Midgett of Victoria, Richard Allen Midgett of Arlington and Mark A. Midgett of Mission; two sisters, Mrs. William Ward of San Antonio and Mrs. Beulah Ingalls of San Antonio; three brothers, Lawrence Midgett of Wildwood, Ore., Raymond Midgett of San Antonio and William Midgett of Austin; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Services are scheduled for today at 3 p. m. at Taylor Brothers Chapel with Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery with Randy Howser, Bill Smith, Paul Marx, Grady Quinney, Mark Maroni and David Bradley serving as pallbearers. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, December, 1978
 


JOSEPH WAYNE MIELSCH

BAY CITY - Joseph Wayne Mielsch, 21, of Bay City, passed away Monday, June 29, 2009. He was born Feb. 21, 1988, in New Braunfels, to Albert Marvin Mielsch Jr. and Sandra Kay Shaffer Mielsch. He was a resident of Matagorda County for the past 19 years and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing.

He is survived by his mother: Sandra Thompson of Victoria; his sister: Jessica Ann Cook of Gulf Port, Miss.; his brothers: Nicholas Neal Shelton of Oklahoma City, Okla., Albert Marvin "Trey" Mielsch III of Van Vleck and Zachery Alexander Mielsch of Bay City; by his girlfriend: Aurora Aparicio; his grandparents: Ida and Danny Sease; and his nephews and nieces: Brynn Shelton, Karsen Cook, Jeremy Mielsch, Jenna Mielsch Kyonia Cook and Jaymee Mielsch.

He was preceded in death by his father: Albert Marvin Mielsch Jr.

The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing. The Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing with Rev. Dan Morales officiating.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Shelton, Trey Mielsch, Zack Mielsch, Danny Sease, Bobby Shaffer, Jeff Sliva, Michael Campos, and Mitchell Bludau.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Aparicio Sr., Nicholas Aparicio Jr. Clemente Aparicio, Steven Arnold, Ray Cook, and Blaine Shaffer.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/2/2009
 


MIKUS

 

Edna Louise Day Mikus, 74, of Kerrville, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 17, 2003 at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital in Kerrville. She was born December 28, 1928 in Bay City to the late Ed and Sophie Marie Schmidt Day.

 

She was a retired employee of ITT Snyder. Though she lived in many cities, she called Houston her home, until she retired to Kerrville in January 2000. She was a loving and compassionate woman, measuring her life against the Golden Rule. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. One of her favorite activities was greeting customers as they entered the Cottage Shop where she sold jewelry. She also enjoyed knitting hats for the babies born at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital. She was part of the production team creating bears given to the children treated in the Emergency Department of the hospital. Though unable to walk for the past 16 months, her enthusiasm and joy in life never wavered. She always found meaning, pleasure, and fun in life. She believed she was blessed, and knew she was surrounded by love.

 

Survivors include: two daughters, Sheryl Jeffery and husband Leonard of Kerrville, and Sophie Gates and husband Biff of Memphis, Tennessee; son, Charles Mikus, II and wife Helen of Yorktown, Texas; brother, Henry R. Day and wife Elaine of Blessing; grandchildren, Shannan Walter and husband Tracy, Michael Jeffery, Sgt. Ed Mikus of the US Army, Alicia Hart and husband Jason, and Charlotte Mikus; great grandchildren, Alex, Danielle and Lewis Walter, and Jason Hart, Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Mikus and by her brother Fred Day.

 

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Kerrville. Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Thursday at the Palacios Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Wells officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

Memorials may be made to the church or charity of one's choice.

 

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home.

 

The Bay City Tribune, August 20, 2003

 


ALMA FRANCES MILAM

Funeral services for Alma Frances Milam, 72, of Palacios, Tx. were held Oct. 28, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios with Reverends Andy and Janell Blair officiating. Burial was at the Palacios Cemetery

Mrs. Milam was born Nov. 7, 1935 in Kaufman, Tx. to the late Roy D. and Annie Chamblee. She died Oct. 24, 200.

She retired from Dresser-Rand Industry, Houston, Tx. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star #380.

She is survived by her husband, James R. Milam, Sr. of Palacios; sons and daughters-in-law, Alton and Kim Smith, and David and Sharon Smith, all of Houston; stepson, Ricky Milam and wife Penny; step-daughter, Becky Garcia and husband Pat, all of Palacios; sisters Lorraine Smith, Faye Bates and husband Vernon, and Ethel Kunefke; sister-in-law, Wanda Chamblee, all of Palacios; Margaret Cleveland and Shirley Griffith and husband Ervin of Victoria; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roy Alton “Buddy” Smith; brothers Roy D. and Freddie Wayne Chamblee; and sisters Evelyn Taylor, Mary Alice, Wanda and Joyce Chamblee.

Pallbearers were Homer Brown, Mark Bates, Pat Garcia, Brad Scott, Bobby Ray Kunefke, Charles Eikenberg, Michael Griffith and John Toellner. Honorary Pallbearers were be L. J. Brister, Homer Aparcio and her grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios, 501 Third St., Palacios, Tx. 77465.

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

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, October 25, 2008
 


FRANCIS JOSEPH "F. J." MILBERGER
(March 11, 1915 - June 4, 2009)

BAY CITY - Francis Joseph "F. J." Milberger was born March 11, 1915, in Bryan, to Vincent and Mary Milberger. His father, Vincent, arrived by boat in Galveston from Prussia around 1890. Mary Hebron, from Bruno, Czechoslovakia, his future wife, just happened to be on the same boat. They were married and bought a farm in East Bernard, and finally moved to a 70-acre farm in Bryan, where F. J. was born. His father worked as a gardener at Texas A&M. When F. J. was seven years of age his father passed away.

After graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1934, F. J. went to work as a bookkeeper at the Texas Company Bulk Plant in Matagorda County. Then in 1940, F. J. met and married the love of his life, Lillian Cole, a native of Matagorda County. To this unique marriage lasting almost 70 years into the future, were born four children: Mary Ellen, Wayne, Arthur, and Bryan.

Like many young American men, F. J. served in World War 2. Joining the army in 1943, F. J. was attached to the ninth tactical division of the Air Force. He took his basic training at Fort Still, Okla., went by train through Maryland, Virginia, to his Port close to New York Harbor. From there F. J. was shipped in what he called 'an England cattle ship' traveling three weeks across the Atlantic and finally arrived in England. F. J. remembered the 'Buzz Bombs' near London. D-Day plus 10, F. J. crossed the Channel to land in Normandy on Omaha Beach. From D-Day plus 17, F. J. was stationed in the European Theatre for the duration of the war at the headquarters of General Omar M. Bradley. They constantly were on the move to dodge the enemy. Serving in G-2 Intelligence, F. J. received the Legion of Merit Award from General Bradley. For the most part, F. J. did pretty well on the intelligence reports. He would type on the old ribbon type machines, notwithstanding one typo error of adding an extra -0- on a report sending 10 fighter planes out to destroy German Artillery. Needless to say, with 100 planes, we won that battle!

Upon returning home from the war to Bay City, F. J. observed St. Augustine grass being removed from one residence and planted in a new lawn at a different residence. After trying this himself and running out of lawns to harvest sod from, F. J. did the math on the numbers of square feet in an acre, and this was the beginning of a new business and a new industry in Texas. F. J. planted four acres of commercial sod and the rest is history. F. J.'s and Lillian's four acres went on to become one of the largest and most successful sod farms in the United States. Because F. J. was a pioneer in this industry he had to invent many of the modern day techniques of the industry. Always working with Texas A&M, whom F. . considered a partner, F. J. initiated new land forming and cultural practices. F. J. was constantly improving the purity and varieties resulting in the implementation of the certified turf program in Texas. To meet the challenges of the industry, F. J., one of the original founders of the Texas Sod Producers Association, served as its first president.

Although F. J. was by far the leader in his industry, he was better known for his good-natured humor and unwavering generosity, whether he was sharing new technology with a competitor or his compassion for his employees. He was a resident of Matagorda County for the past 75 years, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3070, and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

All this being said, F. J. could never have done this alone. The love of his life, Lillian, was his partner in marriage, business, and life for close to 70 years.

He is survived by his wife: Lillian Cole Milberger of Bay City; his daughter: Mary Ellen Milberger of Bay City; his sons: Francis Wayne Milberger and wife Carol of Kerrville, Arthur Joseph Milberger and wife Sue of Bay City, and Bryan Michael Milberger and wife Theresa of Bay City; by his grandchildren: Kathryn Clare McMillan Peebles, Sara Christine Milberger Fruedensprung, Michelle Nicole Milberger, Jeffrey Wayne Milberger, Regay Sue Milberger Hildreth, Lesley Nicole Milberger Shoaf, Whitney Francis Milberger-Laird, Rachel Michelle Milberger, Thomas Joseph Milberger, Ashley Lillian Milberger, Erin Davis and Daniel Davis; and by his great-grandchildren: Julia Marie Peebles, Taylor Leigh Peebles, John McMillan Peebles, David Scott Peebles, and Audrey Sue Hildreth.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Vincent Joseph Milberger and Mary Hebron Milberger.

The rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 6, 2009 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Entombment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Lawrence, Hadden Dietrich Jr., Cole Dietrich, Nick Quintanilla, Victor Barrera, Pete Cervantes, Elpidio Gonzalez, and Enrique Ochoa.

Honorary pallbearers will be R. M. Cole, W. L. Cole, Hadden Dietrich Sr., Arthur "Ozzie" Arnold, and Earnest Opella.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Cross School Foundation, 2001 Katy Ave., Bay City, TX 77414.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate from 6/5/2009 - 6/6/2009
 


MIDFIELD NOTES

 

The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Milburn died last Friday. It was buried at Hawley.

 

THE MATAGORDA COUNTY TRIBUNE, July 7, 1911

 


Albert Kelley Miles
Sept. 18, 1925 – Jan. 24, 2011

Albert Kelley Miles, 85, of Bay City, Texas, passed away January 24, 2011.

He is preceded in death by: his wife and three sons.

He is survived by: one daughter, two sons and his sister.

Visitation was held Tuesday, January 25, 2011.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. January 26, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bay City Tribune, January 26, 2011
 


Nelson Wayne Miles - Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas
 


Ruby Inez Millard
Sept. 28, 1910 - Aug. 10, 2009

Ruby Inez (Barlow) Millard went home to her Lord and Savior Monday, August 10, 2009. She was born September 28, 1910.

Inez was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Millard; her father, Joseph Edgar Barlow; her mother, Velma B. Kirk; three brothers, Charles Delbert, James Edgar, and Ralph Emerson; one sister, Kathryn Hester, and a niece Lavonne Mason Powers.

Nieces and nephews, Marilyn B. Brown, Joel Edmund Barlow, Leroy Mason, Yvonne Mason Evans, James Henry H. Barlow, Mae Borak, Kathy B. Johnston, John Burkett Barlow and Elizabeth Bretta B. Green and one great niece, Suzanne Powers survive her.

Inez willed her body to Baylor College of Medicine.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 19, 2009
 


Andrew W. Miller Sr. - Cedarvale Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Susie Adkins
 

Rites Held Sunday

Chas. Paul Miller, 38 years, 11months, 3 days passed away Saturday. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Miller of Cedar Lane; His wife Mrs. Opal Miller; three sons, Charlie Paul JR., Preston and edwardMiller of Van Vleck; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Fickel of Van Vleck, and Mrs. Maggie Pace of McDade, Texas, and two brothers Fred Miller of Cedar Lane and Andrew Miller of Bay City.

Services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. form Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Vance of the First Methodist Church of Bay City officiating.

Pall bears were Robert Reed, H.A. Davis, E.F. Holloway, E. J. Holloway, Johnie Naiser and Rusty Coston Burial was in Cedarvale Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune Bay City, TX, Matagorda CO. Oct. 19, 1943

Photo courtesy of Susie Adkins
 


Chester T. Miller

MARKHAM—Funeral services will be held for Chester T. Miller, 75, at 2 p. m. Tuesday from the Markham Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating.

Interment will be in the Hawley Cemetery with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Miller died at 12:15 p. m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 1983 in the Matagorda General Hospital.

A resident of Markham where he was a member of the Baptist Church, Miller was born June 11, 1907 in Odom.

He is survived by his son, Larry E. Miller of Houston; brother, Sylvester Miller of Georgetown; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Belton Snider, Johnny Wright, Frank Quinney, Wayne K. Tomlinson, L. C. and Dennis Rush.

The Daily Tribune, February 28, 1983
 


Dorothy May Miller

Dorothy May Miller, 61 years, of Bay City died Feb. 18 at the Matagorda General Hospital. She was born in Blessing, Oct. 9, 1913. Survivors include: brothers, Dewey Marcaurele, Ivon W. Marcaurele of San Antonio, William M. Marcaurele of Baton Rouge, La., Eugene D. Marcaurele of El Campo; sisters, Irene Dawson of Danbury, Grace Townsend of West Columbia; niece, Mrs. James Barbour of Bay City. Funeral services will be held at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel, Feb. 19 at 2 p. m. with Dr. Joe Cannon of Church of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment will be held at the Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Barbour, Bobby Clark, Harold Krenek, Scotty Marcaurele, and Steven Marcaurele. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February, 1975
 


Elvin Taylor “E. T.” Miller

Funeral services for Elvin Taylor “E. T.” Miller, 79, of Burnet, were to be held at 4 p. m. today at the Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Dan Huffman officiating. Interment was to follow in Hawley Cemetery.

Mr. Miller was born April 9, 1910, in San Augustine County to William Daniel and Eliza Jane Sowell Miller and died July 4, 1989, at Sheppard Memorial Hospital in Burnet.

Mr. Miller moved to Matagorda County in 1929 and married the former Katie Wells of Matagorda County on May 26, 1932, with the Rev. Robert E. Black officiating the wedding ceremony in Markham.

Miller enjoyed a long and rewarding career in law enforcement, starting on that path in 1934 at the Eastham Farm of the Texas Prison System in Brazoria County. There he rose to the rank of sergeant and held that position until 1942 when he joined the police department of the San Jacinto Ordnance Depot at Houston, a branch of the War Department.

In 1944, he transferred to the U. S. Border Patrol in Tucson, Ariz., but later returned to the ordnance depot. He was a deputy sheriff under the late Harris County Sheriff Neal Polk.

In 1950, the Millers moved to Palacios and a year later, he was hired as a sheriff’s deputy in Palacios. He was later promoted to assistant chief deputy and during his career, received commendation from the FBI and the U. S. Postal Service.

Upon his retirement in 1973, Miller moved to Burnet, where he died.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Wells Miller of Burnet; daughter, Peggy Gayle of Point Comfort; sister, Elidia Johnson of Palacios; two brothers, C. C. Miller of Houston and W. D. Miller of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Paulette Smith of Burnet, Daniel Gayle of Port O’Connor and Steven Gayle of LaWard; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ray L. Raley, Virgil M. Martin, Douglas Z. Gayle, Fred Schultz, Frank Havel and Monty Mozley.

Funeral services are under the directions of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, July, 1989
 


LIZZIE MILLER

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Lizzie Miller, 83, of Bay City, who passed away Oct. 11, 2009, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Jesus Freewill Holy Temple in Bay City. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on October 20, 2009


Myrtle Miller

Myrtle Miller, 69, of Markham died Thursday, June 21, in the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton. She was a Victoria resident from 1956 until last year when she returned to Markham where she was raised. Survivors include: husband, Chester “C. T.” Miller of Markham; son, Larry Miller of Houston; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, at 11:30 a. m. the First Baptist Church in Markham. Interment will be held at the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1979
 


Reva Mae Miller -
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas
 


Mary Elizabeth Mills
(January 21, 1929 - June 8, 2009)
 

Mary Elizabeth Still Mills, 80, of Bay City passed away June 8, 2009. She was born January 21, 1929 in Candler County, Georgia to the late Furman S. & Ila Black Still. Her parents and 7 siblings preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband Paul Mills of Bay City; sons Paul Benjamin Mills & wife Sheryl of Katy; Bobby DeWayne Mills of Houston & Wade Anthony Mills & wife Tammy of Fort Morgan, Colorado; grandchildren Holly Sailors, Heather Orr, Mandy Dobosenski, Austin Mills, Jason Howell, Kyle Francone & Levi Francone and five great grandchildren.

The Family will receive friends and relatives from 5PM to 7PM Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, June 12, 2009 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Dr. Joe Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Please remember Mary by donating to your favorite humanitarian fund.

 


Vicki Lynne Mills

 

Vicki Lynne Mills of Houston passed March 28, 2001 in a Houston hospital at the age of 52.She was born on November 19, 1948 in Sunnyside, Washington to Charles Allen and Mae (Diana) Monroe. She married Paul Benjamin Mills on January 3, 1970 in Sunnyside, Washington. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Westlake Ward where she was actively involved in the Young Womens Organization and Relief Society. Vicki was very involved in her daughters lives as they grew up. Now, she just enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She has lived in the West Houston area since 1976.
 

She is survived by: her husband, Paul (Benny) Mills, of Houston; daughters, Holly Murdoch and Heather Metzler of Katy; grandchildren, Brooklyn Metzler and Caleb Metzler; parents, Chuck and Mae Monroe, of Sunnyside, Washington; grandfather, Merl Tolley of Moses Lake, Washington; brothers, Don Monroe, of Blackfoot, Idaho, Jack Monroe of Eden, North Carolina, and Nathan (Bud) Monroe, of Yakima, Washington; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other loving family members.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Westlake Ward, 1603 Norwalk, in Katy, Texas, with the Bishop John Allen officiating. A graveside service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas with the Dr. Joe Cannon officiating.

 

Funeral services are held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home. A00011A2001MR30

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, March 30, 2001

 


DERRICK MILTON

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Derrick Milton of Bay City will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Richardson officiating.
Viewing will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009 at Green's Mortuary Chapel.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 3/26/2009
 


Katherine Frangullie Miranda
(March 6, 1926 - January 10, 2008)

Katherine Frangullie Miranda beloved mother of four children passed away Jan. 10, 2008, after a long illness. Born March 6, 1926, she was a long time resident of Palacios and is survived by the following: Her four children John Frank Rendon & wife Hilda of Richmond, TX, formerly of San Diego, CA, along with grandson John Frank Rendon, Jr., granddaughter Diana D. Rendon and great granddaughter Adriana granddaughter Elizabetrh Neuman & husband Craig all of San Diego, CA, grandson Jason A. Rendon & wife Tina of Sugar Land; daughter Cathy Vincent & husband Shelby of Houston along with grandson Shelby Vincent, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV & granddaughter Dawn Rheinarz & husband Douglas along with great granddaughter Rendon of Missouri City; son Albert “Butch” Rendon of Galveston along with grandson Mark Rendon & wife Terri of Galveston, grandson Alex Rendon & wife Elizabeth with great grandson Shelton of Deer Park, TX, grandson Matthew & wife Amber of Galveston, and granddaughter Angela of Galveston; daughter Dolores Lyons of Galveston along with grandson Joshua Lyons & wife Angela & great granddaughter Addison of Huntsville, TX & granddaughter Michelle Burnett & husband Jason and great granddaughter Katherine of Huntsville, TX; husband Arthur G. Miranda of Palacios; brother Joe Frangullie of Palacios; sister Rosalie Garza of Palacios & nephew George Frangullie, Jr. former Justice of the Peace here in Palacios. Katherine was preceded in death by her father Lazarus Frangullie & mother Guadalupe Ochoa, sisters Olga Henderson, Toni Flores, Dora Coles & brother George Frangullie. Graveside services were 10:00 AM Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at the Palacios Cemetery with Revs. Andy & Janell Blair officiating.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Frank Martin Miska

Funeral services for Frank Martin Miska, 76, of Beaumont will be held 2 p. m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Msgr. James Brunner officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

A rosary will be recited 7 p. m. Monday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel.

Mr. Miska was born Nov. 11, 1913, to Joe and Mary Ann Muzny Miska in Weimer and died Oct. 7, 1990, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

A resident of Beaumont for the last three years and former 40-year resident of Bay City, he was a member of the Catholic church for more than 40 years and the Knights of Columbus in Bay City.

He retired after 40 years of service from Matagorda Tractor & Implement.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Tom Petkovsek of Beaumont; one son and daughter-in-law, Frank Nolan and Naeda Miska of Beaumont; a sister, Ann Miska of Wharton; three brothers, Joe and Emil Miska of Wharton and Henry Miska of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Dr. Eric Koch, David Koch, Charles Miska, Wayland Miska, Frank Miska and Johnny Miska.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, October, 1990
 


Jane Elizabeth Miska

Services will be held for Jane Elizabeth Miska, 62, of Bay City, 10 a. m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Joe Shannon.

Miska died March 15, 1983 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include husband, Frank Miska of Bay City; daughter, Mary Ann Petkovsek of Baton Rouge, La.; son, Nolan Miska of Kountze; brother, Robert Ackerman of Blessing; 5 grandchildren.

Miska has been a resident of Bay City since 1942.

Rosary will be said 7:30 p. m. tonight at Taylor Brothers Chapel with Mgr. C. J. Martin.

Burial will follow funeral services at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Joe Miska, Emil Miska, Henry Miska, George Knebel, S. M. Landry and Pat Kristynik.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, March, 1983
 


Amalia “Molly” Mitchell
March 9, 1928 – Feb. 18, 2007

Molly passed peacefully with many family members at her side, on February 18, 2007, in Victoria, Texas.

She was born in Rivera, Texas on March 9, 1928 to immigrant parents, Julianna (Schmid) and Josef W. Sonka.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Norman Galle Sr. and W J “Lefty” Mitchell; son, Norman H. Galle, Jr.; as well as her sisters, Julia Pearson, Henrietta Glick and Maggie Krohn and her brothers, Emil, Joe, Odie, and Carl Sonka.

She is survived by: her sister, Mary Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada, and her children, daughter, Kathryn and husband Jimmy Cockroft of Burton and her son, L W “Buster” and wife Carolyn Mitchell of Glen Flora, Texas. She leaves behind her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Todd Galle and children, Jacob and Jordon of Seguin; Bart and Jen Galle and daughters Savannah, Abigail, and Natalie of Luling; Sean and Jenny Galle of Austin. Also Tommy and Melaina Cockroft and son Case of Rosharon; Clint and Laura Mitchell and daughter Alexandra of San Antonio; Wade Mitchell and her only granddaughter, Keely Mitchell of Glen Flora, Texas.

Her life was lived to the fullest in Matagorda County. Molly B. and Lefty owned several businesses in Bay City throughout their thirty-seven years together. She was a woman of many talents and diverse interest having worn many hats, from rodeos to truck driving. Molly lived her life with gusto, strength, and knowledge. She stepped beyond the typical female boundaries. She could overhaul a motor, run a trot line, and hunted and shot pool with the best of them. An avid camper and storyteller, she enjoyed competing in local BBQ cook offs with her long time companion Slim Hassel, often winning for her beans.

Her faith and character marked her near seventy-nine years on earth. Molly had a favorite verse: Roman 8:38-39 ~ For I am sure that neither death, no life, nor angels, … nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Wheeler Funeral Home at 612 W. Jackson St., El Campo, Texas. Church service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday Morning at First Christian Church at 205 W. West St. in El Campo with lunch and fellowship to follow. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing on Hwy 35.

Arrangements under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home. 979-543-3512

Bay City Tribune, Published February 21, 2007, Matagorda County, Texas

 

Brenda Marie Mitchell
November 24, 1960 – July 5, 2008


Brenda Marie Mitchell was born November 24, 1960 in Columbus, TX. She was the second of five children born to Joe Eddie Mitchell and Bertha Mae Jefferson.

She accepted Christ at an early age. Brenda attended elementary school in Columbus, TX and later moved to Bay City where she attended Bay City High School. Brenda departed this life on July 5, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. She was preceded in death by her aunt Daisy Barefield and uncle Eddie Haynes Jr.

Brenda leaves to cherish her memories: 4 children, Rodney Mitchell (Mary), Sher-Royce, Rodnisha, Roshad Bonner, and a special friend Roy Bonner of Bay City; her loving mother, Bertha Jefferson (Walter) of Bay City; her father, Joe Mitchell Sr. of Bay City; two sisters, Laura M. Mitchell and Jashona Mitchell both of Bay City; three brothers, Joe Mitchell Jr. (Laura L.) of Live Oak, TX, Roland Mitchell (Tiffany) of Sugarland, TX and Terry Mitchell (Silva) of Germany; Two step-sisters, Thora White of Clute, TX, and Shiela Daniels of Angleton, TX; six grandchildren and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Jesus Freewill Holy Temple Church at 2420 Avenue C., Bay City, TX 77414. Bishop Michael Hurst, Pastor and the Rev. Jerry Manning, Officiating. Burial will be at East View Cemetery. Viewing will be from three to eight p.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary.

Brenda’s services are being handled by the caring professionals of Green’s Mortuary. 979-245-3489


Bay City Tribune, Published July 9, 2008                           
Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott

 


James "Ed" Mitchell
(July 5, 1928 - September 3, 2006)

Former longtime Victoria resident James “Ed” Mitchell died September 3, 2006 at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston. He was born July 5, 1928 in Brooks, Alabama to James Ottis and Elna Sanford Mitchell. He was a member of the Catholic Church; served as supervisor for Dupont for 34 years; former member of the Knights of Columbus; and had been a resident of Bay City for the past 17 months.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Plaisance Mitchell of Bay City; daughter & son-in-law Karen & Forrest McDonald of Bay City; son & daughter-in-law James E., Jr. & Julia Mitchell of Houston; sisters Elizabeth Perdue, Emma Jane Walden, Hazel Mitchell, & Betty Rolling all of Alabama; brothers Roland and Lamon Mitchell both of Alabama & Don Mitchell of Omaha, NE and five grandchildren Kevin R. Mitchell, Jennifer Mitchell, Pat Mitchell, Christopher McDonald, and Kasie McDonald. He was preceded in death by a son Robert J. Mitchell; sister Mary Ellen Foley and brothers Raymond, Gerald & O’Neil Mitchell.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00pm Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


RAYMOND ALLEN MITCHELL

A Memorial Service for Raymond Allen Mitchell, 74, of Palacios, Tx., were held August 18, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with Rev. June White officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mr. Mitchell was born May 23, 1936 in Crane, Tx. to the late Royce R. and Mary Pastusek Mitchell. He passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 in Bay City.

Mitch grew up in the Gulf Camps in the Odessa area. He started his college career at Rice University, but ended up transferring to the University of Texas in Austin and graduated in May of 1959. In 1962 Mitch received his Masters Degree from the University of New Mexico. On Aug. 31, 1957 he married Marilyn Johnson in Palacios.

Mitch was a political activist, environmentalist, Registered Professional Engineer, and had vast experience with the Space Program working directly with the astronauts. He was a man of many talents, who loved his church and Palacios as well. Mitch was a Plank owner of the Live Poets’ Society and Yellow Dog Democrat. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather with a wry sense of humor. Mitch showed great courage during his many bouts of illness, and would never give up fighting. One of his proudest accomplishments was helping form a new Methodist Church in Pearland in 1996, where he was a Lay Pastor.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn Johnson Mitchell of Palacios; daughter Julie Weiss and husband Brett; son Brett Mitchell; grandson Michael Worsham; sister Nancy McCarley and husband Bob; nieces Lee Ann McCarley and Laurie Sistak; brother-in-law Don Johnson and wife Donna; nephews Jeff Johnson and Matt Johnson; numerous cousins; and cats Selena and Foster.

Pallbearers were Dale Behnke, Gene Allen, John Connor, Brett Weiss, Michael Worsham and Don Johnson.

Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Palacios, Box 947, Palacios, TX 77465; Palacios Library, 326 Main St., Palacios, TX 77465; or the Robert Duran Food Pantry, Box 791, Palacios, TX 77465.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, 361-972-2012.

The Palacios Beacon, August 25, 2010
 


W. J. “Lefty” Mitchell

Funeral services for W. J. “Lefty” Mitchell, 72, of Blessing are scheduled for 11 a. m. Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.

Mr. Mitchell was born November 19, 1911, in Moody, Texas, and died Nov. 7, 1984, at Matagorda General Hospital.

Mr. Mitchell was a Bay City resident for 60 years. He was formerly very active in Little League. He was also a World War II veteran and member of DAV and PRCA. Mr. Mitchell was a charter member of CTA and a member of the Catholic church.

He is survived by his wife, Molly Sonka Mitchell of Blessing; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and James Cockroft of Sweeny; a daughter-in-law, Myra Galle of Bay City; a son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Carolyn Mitchell of Glen Flora; a sister, Joyce Brown of Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Lawrence C Mitchell of Clute and Billy R. Mitchell of Fort Worth; six grandchildren, Todd, Bart and Sean Galle, Tommy Cockcroft and Clint and Wade Mitchell.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Sonka, Danny Mitchell, Mark Sonka, John D. Glick, Billy Engle and Charles Engle.

The Daily Tribune, November, 1984
 

Funeral Services for Marie Mix 90, of Bay City will be held Saturday August 26, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at New Horizon Holiness Church, 1317 5th Street in Bay City with the Rev. Charles Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Ashwood cemetery in Ashwood, Texas. Arrangements are with Green's Mortuary. She will lie in state at New Horizon Holiness Church Saturday from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

Marie Mix was born April 13, 1910 to the union of Fred Abbott and Clara Pea Abbott in Allenhurst, Texas. She passed away August 20, 2000 at the Bay Villa Nursing Home in Bay City, Texas. She is survived by two sisters, Leala Abbott and Mae Etta Walker both of Bay City; children Coleman Abbott. Jr., (Nettie), Tommie Abbott, Jr., (Kate) both of Ashwood, Texas, Robert Abbott (Corene) of Boling, Carolyn Roberson (the Rev. Roberson), Gertrude Beverly both of Bay City and Rose Lewis (Desi) of Van Vleck. A special friend, Clara Edwards and a goddaughter, Earnestine Randon of Brazoria, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers include Coleman Abbott, Darnell Abbott, Alfonse Stull, Tommie Abbott, Jr., Curtis Childs, Wayne Childs, Robert Abbott, Jr.-, Russell Abbott, Tyree Walker, the Rev. John Earl Roberson, and Eddie Allen, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers include Coleman Abbott, Sr., Tommie Abbott, Sr., Willie Wiley, O'Neal Abbott, Robert Abbott, Sr., Calvin Beverly.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. A00011A2000AG25

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, August 25, 2000
 


Annie Wise Mizell
March 27, 1929 – March 3, 2008

Annie Wise Mizell, 78, of Bay City passed away March 3, 2008.

She was born March 27, 1929 in Vinton, LA to the late Joseph Milton DeVille, Sr. and Mary Mildred Clark DeVille. She had been a resident of Bay City since 1996. She retired from the US Postal Service and had been a teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Mizell in 2005.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Mildred and Dr. Marvin Moore of Bay City; granddaughter, Dr. Kandace Moore and great granddaughter, Karissa Moore both of Bay City.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008 at the First Pentecostal Church in Bay City with Dr. Marvin Moore, the Rev. Greg Barnes and the Rev. David Myer officiating. Entombment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Alfred Moya, Melvin Pennington, Charles W. “Billy” O’Mallan, Ron Almy, Paul Bickham, Leo Castillo and Sherman Teeler.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published March 5, 2008

ANNIE "WEEDIE" MIZELL

BAY CITY - Annie Wise "Weedie" Mizell, 78, of Bay City passed away March 3, 2008. She was born March 27, 1929, in Vinton, La., to the late Joseph Milton DeVille Sr. and Mary Mildred Clark DeVille. She had been a resident of Bay City since 1996. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service and had been a teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Mizell in 2005. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Dr. Marvin Moore of Bay City; granddaughter, Dr. Kandace Moore, and great-granddaughter, Karissa Moore, both of Bay City; nephews, Rebel Wayne DeVille and David Keith DeVille and wife Nancy, all of Dayton; and great-nieces and nephews Karian DeVille, David DeVille Jr., Haleigh and Bethany DeVille. She also leaves behind her faithful pet and companion "Chipper Moore".

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2008 at First Pentecostal Church in Bay City with Dr. Marvin Moore, the Rev. Greg Barnes, and the Rev. David Myer officiating. Entombment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park.


Pallbearers will be Alfred Moya, Melvin Pennington, Charles W. "Billy" O'Mallan, Ron Almy, Paul Bickham, Leo Castillo, and Sherman Teeler.

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 3/5/2008.
 


Guadalupe Molano
(October 3, 1936 - September 19, 2007)

Guadalupe Molano, 70, of Van Vleck passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2007. She was born October 3, 1936 to the late Gregorio & Catarina Cervantes Molano. Mrs. Molano has been a resident of Van Vleck for the past eight years, and she previously resided in Austin.

Mrs. Molano is survived by 2 daughters: Eva Marie Rivera of Uvalde and Diana Montalvo & husband Alberto, Sr. of Van Vleck; 3 sons: Rudy Leal, Sr. & wife Matilda Garcia of Austin, Danny Leal, Sr. & wife Patricia of Rosenberg, and Michael Leal, Sr. & wife Janie of Austin; 4 sisters: Dora Cantu of Houston, Esperanza “Hope” Morin of Belton, Loida Guillen of Baytown, and Norma Orosco of Baytown; 2 brothers: Raymond Molano of Eagle Lake and Frank Molano of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren: Jonathan Rivera, Gabriel Rivera, Christi Salinas, Rebecca Leal, Rudy Leal, Jr., Danny Leal, Jr., Patrick Leal, Manuel Leal, Ashley Marie Leal, Michael Angel Leal, Jr., Kristie Lee Carrera, Cheri Beth Pesina, and Alberto Montalvo, Jr.; and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Joel Francisco Leal; sister: Hermejilda “Merrie” Juarez; and 2 brothers: Alex and Jose Molano.

A Prayer service will be held 7:00 PM Saturday, September 22, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, September 23, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Richard Carrera, Jr., Daniel Leal, Jr., Manuel Leal, Patrick Leal, Rudy Leal, Jr., and Alberto Montalvo, Jr.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.                              Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

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


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

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

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

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

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

Interment will follow at Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, Texas.

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

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

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Published January 20, 2010


 


Jessie Montalbo
(October 15, 1955 - October 30, 2006)

Jessie Montalbo, 51, of Richmond, Texas died Monday October 30, 2006 in Richmond, Texas. He was born Oct. 15, 1955 in Bay City, Texas to the late Faustino Montalbo and Olivia Cervantes Montalbo. He is survived by his mother Olivia Montalbo of Bay City, sisters; Rosa Garcia of Angleton and Mary Jasso of Bay City Brothers; Faustino Mantalbo, Jr. of Bay City, Guadalupe Montalbo of Bay City, Joe Montalbo of Port Neches. Texas, Manuel Montalbo of Concord, AR., Gilbert “Tito” Montalbo of Richmond. A rosary will be said at 7:00 PM Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will held at 10:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Sylvester Garcia, Domingo Garcia, Jamie Montalbo, Abel Jasso, Michael Huerta and Noah Huerta will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home 979-245-4613

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Carol Sue Shepherd Montalvo
(March 23, 1952 - December 10, 2005)

Carol Shepherd Montalvo, 53, passed away at her residence in Bay City Saturday, December 10, 2005. She was born March 23, 1952 to the late Belva and Thelma Paige Shepherd. Mrs. Montalvo has been a resident of Bay City for the past 35 years, and a member of the Bay City Baptist Church. Survivors include: Husband: Faustino Cervantes Montalvo, Jr. of Bay City; Son & Daughter-in-law: Jamie & Elizabeth Montalvo of Bay City; Sisters: Helen Everhart of New York and Lois Estes of Marble Hill, MO; Brothers: Don Shepherd of Puxico, MO, Wayne Shepherd of Lebanon, MO, Gary Shepherd of Puxico, MO, and Roy Shepherd of AR; and 2 Grandchildren. Mrs. Montalvo was preceded in death by her Parents, and Brother: Kenny Shepherd. A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

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Christopher George Montalvo
(October 23, 1970 - July 31, 2003)

Christopher George Montalvo, 33, of Bay City, Texas passed away on July 31, 2003.

He was born to Francisco and Mary Montalvo.

He was a resident of Van Vleck and Bay City, Texas.

He leaves behind his parents, Francisco and Mary Montalvo; grandma Elvira Montalvo; four brothers, Lupe Montalvo of Van Vleck, Francisco Montalvo III (Boo), Roy (T) Montalvo both of Bay City, and Michael Guzman of Wharton, Texas; four sisters and their spouses, Sylvia (Ena) and Jesus (Jess) Amezquita, Kelly and Jose (Pifas) Mendoza, Francesca (Fran) and Santiago (Guero) Barrera, all of Bay City, Cecilia Montalvo of Wharton, Texas; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; nieces, Leslie (Lele) and Agustin Lara, Jessica (Jake) Amezquita, Patricia (Nena) Amezquita, Raquel (Rocky Barrera and Julio Bernal, Abilene (Nena) and Jose Gonzales, Angelica (Mony), Sophia (Sophie) Barrera; nephews, Jesus, Jr. (Gordo) and Amanda (Flounder) Amezquita, Marcos (Chino) Amezquita, Jose (Pumpkin) Barrera, Audelio (Nene), Santiago (Guero) Barrera. Nieces and nephews that he never had the honor to know include: Liliana (Lili), Lara, Leighda (Nina) Amezquita, Agustin (Hito) Lara III, Christopher (Guero) Amezquita, Jocelyn (Josie) Bernal, Julio (Gordis) Bernal III, Jose Gonzales Jr., Cesar Gonzales.

Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Bay City on Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Roselawn in Van Vleck.

Deep sobs – That start beneath my heart and hold my body in a grip that hurts. The lump that swells inside my throat brings pain that tries to choke. Then tears course down my cheeks – I drop my head in my so empty hands abandoning myself to deep dark grief and know that with the passing time will come relief. That through the pain may stay there soon will come a day when I can say her name and be at peace. – Jane Grayshon

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Elvira Montalvo
(August 3, 1923 - September 2, 2010)

Elvira Montalvo, 87, of Van Vleck passed away Sept. 2, 2010. She was born August 3, 1923 in New Gulf, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Felipe Montalvo, Sr., and sons Felipe Montalvo, Jr. and Roy Montalvo, Sr.

Survivors include daughters Oliva Erevia and Victoria Montalvo; sons Francisco Montalvo, Jesse Montalvo, Sr., Ray Montalvo, Sr., Albert Montalvo, Sr. Domingo Montalvo, Sr., Jimmy Montalvo, Sr., Jose Montalvo, Sr.Charles Montalvo, Jesse Montalvo, Jr. & Lupe Montalvo.

A prayer service will be 7:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jason Montalvo, Jesse Montalvo, Jr., D. J. Montalvo, Anthony Montalvo, Eric Montalvo & Lupe Montalvo.

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Faustino Montalvo, Jr.
(July 11, 1945 - December 19, 2007)

Faustino Montalvo Jr., 62, of Bay City passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007. He was born June 11, 1945 in Angleton to Olivia Cervantes Montalbo & Faustino Montalbo, Sr.. Faustino worked for Texaco and Lowery Tire for many years, enjoyed his oldies music, record collection, Elvis, and motorcycles. He loved his grandchildren, and had accepted the Lord as his Saviour.

Faustino is survived by 2 sons: Jamie R. Montalvo & wife Lyzz of Bay City, and Ronnie Pruitt of League City; Mother: Olivia Montalbo of Bay City; 2 sisters: Mary Jasso & husband Abelino of Bay City, and Rosa M. Garcia & husband Domingo of Angleton; 5 brothers: Wally Montalbo of Bay City, Joe Montalbo of Baytown, Manuel Montalbo & wife Linda of Concord AR, Gilberto “Tito” Montalbo of Richmond, and Tino “Silvas” Montalbo of Bay City; 2 grandchildren: Brandon Matthew Montalvo and Lauren Elizabeth Montalvo both of Bay City. He was preceded in death by his wife: Carol Shepherd Montalvo; father: Faustino Montalbo, Sr.; and brother: Jesse Montalbo.

A rosary will be held 7:00 PM Friday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A mass will be held 3:00 PM Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers are: Adam Oros, Saul Fernandez, Noah Huerta, Sylvester Garcia, Abel Jasso, and Mike Worrel. Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren: Brandon and Lauren Montalvo.

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Roy Cervantes Montalvo, Sr.
(January 19, 1958 - October 3, 2007)

Roy Cervantes Montalvo, Sr., 49 of Van Vleck, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in Bay City. He was born January 19, 1958 in Van Vleck, TX to Felipe Vasquez Montalvo and Elvira Cervantes Montalvo. He was a life long resident of Matagorda County and was a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by his daughters: Laura Sanders & husband Scott of South Carolina and Rita Ann Montalvo of Bay City; by his sons: Gilbert Garza of West Columbia, Roy Montalvo, Jr. & wife Shirlene of Bay City and Robbie Montalvo of Bay City; and by his mother: Elvira C. Montalvo of Van Vleck. He is also survived by his sisters: Olivia Vargas of Sweeny and Victoria Solano of Bay City; his brothers: Frank Montalvo, Sr. of Van Vleck, Ray Montalvo, Sr. of Columbia Lakes, Jesus Frank Montalvo, Sr. of Bay City, Alberto Frank Montalvo, Sr. of Van Vleck, Domingo Montalvo, Sr. of Van Vleck, Jimmy Montalvo, Sr. of Van Vleck, Jose Montalvo, Sr. of Van Vleck and Charles Montalvo of Angleton; by his grandchildren: Brittnee, Alexandra, Gabriella, Chloe, Emily, Chassity, Lee Roy, Sabrina, Gabby, Angela, Malerie, Pete, Andrea and Philip; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father: Felipe V. Montalvo; and his brother: Felipe “Phillip” Montalvo, Jr.

A Prayer service will be held at 7:30 PM Sunday, October 7, 2007 at the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 8, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Garza, Roy “Rollitos” Montalvo, Jr., Robbie “Lil Rob” Montalvo, Jesse “Hound” Montalvo, Jr., Mark Anthony “Boo Boo” Perez, Sr. and Alberto “Tito” Montalvo, Jr.

Condolences and 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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Cathy Jo Monteau
Sept. 11, 1982 - May 26, 2010

Cathy Jo Monteau, 27, of Bay City passed away May 26, 2010.

She was born Sept. 11, 1982 in Bay City, Texas to Richard Wayne and Rose Mary Gutierrez Waggoner. She was a graduate of Bay City High School and worked as an LVN with Girling Home Health. Our beloved Cathy has touched so many lives in her short life. She will be truly missed by her family and friends, but will forever remain in our hearts.

Survivors include: her husband, Mike Monteau of Bay City; parents, Richard and Mary Waggoner of Bay City; grandfather, Troy Lee Waggoner of Manchester, Ohio; children, Kayleigh Yvette Waggoner, Cash Michael Monteau and Landon Michael Monteau all of Bay City; brothers, Steven Gutierrez and Ryan Waggoner both of Bay City; in-laws, Berry and Terry Monteau of Bay City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karma and Glenn Chambless; her best friend from childhood, Pricilla Gonzales and many other friends too numerous to name.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Gilberto and Simona Gutierrez and Macel “Katie” Waggoner.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Winfrey officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers will be Randy Gutierrez, Anthony Silvas, Rudy Silvas, Angel Trevino, Celestino Valdez and Raul Gutierrez, Jr. Robert Medina, Mikey Hill, Sam Thomas and Wayland Bryant 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 June 30, 2010
 


Billie Jean Montgomery
(October 22, 1931 - June 7, 2005)

Billie Jean (Louchery) Montgomery, 73, of Selkirk, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2005 in Houston, TX. She was born October 22, 1931 in Henryetta, OK . She was a resident of Matagorda County for the past 27 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William & Inez Jordan Louchery. She is survived by her husband: Richard Lee Montgomery of Selkirk; by her sons: Michael Wayne Montgomery & wife Jacquie of Broken Arrow, OK and Richard Lee Montgomery II & wife Brenda of Houston, TX; and by her grandchildren: Dustin Wayne, John, Kevin, & Heather Montgomery and Brian Elliott. She lives on in our hearts as the most wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

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Lana Jean Moody
(August 29, 1955 - December 29, 2005)

Lana Jean Bickham Moody 50, of Lake Jackson, TX died December 29, 2005 at Kindred Bay Area Hospital in Pasadena, TX. She was born August 29, 1955 in Palacios, TX to Houston Lemley and Aline Broussard Bickham. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, a resident of Lake Jackson the past 2 years and a former longtime resident of Palacios. She was a 1973 graduate of Palacios High School, and attended Atlantic City Community College. Survivors include husband: Michael Harold Moody of Freeport, TX; daughter & son-in-law: Jana Danielle & Kevin Wade Bayless of Lake Jackson; mother: Aline Broussard Bickham of Palacios; brothers: Melvin Ray Bickham & wife Shirley of Moss Point, MS, Bobby Louis Bickham & wife Nancy of Dickinson, TX; 3 sisters: Maxine Aline Travers of League City, TX, Diana Susan Moehrig & husband Scotty, Debra “Debbie” Gail Cowan & husband Billy all of Bay City; brother-in-law: Daniel “Dan” Booker Meaders; 2 grandsons: Keith “Wade” and Kamren Hunter Bayless both of Lake Jackson; 18 nieces and nephews, 27 great nieces and nephews, and 1 great-great nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father: H. L. Bickham; sister: Betty Mae Meaders; and nephew: Melvin Ray Bickham, Jr. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Monday, January 2, 2006 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Palacios, TX with Rev’s Dan Meaders, and Louis Rush officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews: Carl Bickham, Troy Travers, Tracy & Todd Childers, Jason Sciba, and Tres and Joel Ansley. Honorary pallbearer will be her son-in-law: Kevin Bayless. The family will receive friends at the Palacios Funeral Home Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361)972-2012.

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Benjamin Moore - Hawley Cemetery
 


Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore, colored, wife of Anthony Moore, died Wednesday the 7th, after several months of suffering caused by an abscess. She was a quiet, peaceable woman, and will be greatly missed by her family and relatives.

The Matagorda County Tribune, "Ashby Anglings," October 16, 1903
 


D. P. Moore

October 6, 1852 - November 7, 1928
 

After an illness of some weeks, D. P. Moore, who for nearly fifty years has been one of the outstanding figures in the commercial life and community upbuilding of this section of Texas, passed away at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston on November 7 and was laid to rest in Cedarvale Cemetery on November 9.

 

Born in Indianola, Texas, October 6, 1852, of sturdy Revolutionary War stock, Dolph Phineas Moore was the son of Robert Baxter Moore and Mary Layton Moore, of Newark, New Jersey.

 

Receiving his education in the private schools of historic old Indianola, he early left that point to locate in Matagorda county, coming at an early date and engaging in the mercantile business at what was then known as Elliott's Postoffice, just west of the present site of Bay City. Catching the vision of the possibilities in Matagorda county for an aggressive business man, Mr. Moore branched out into farming and stock raising, in addition to his mercantile business, and acquired large holdings over the county.

 

Having by his simplicity of manner and clean cut methods of business firmly established himself in the mercantile circles of the time. Mr. Moore removed from Elliott's Postoffice to the old town of Matagorda, the then county seat, in 1891, there operating an exclusive mercantile business. He was definitely interested in the development of Matagorda and did everything possible to promote the community life there.

 

At this point in his life, Mrs. Moore came into public service, being appointed by the court to serve out the unexpired term of the then county treasurer, resigned, and at the next regular election in 1892 was returned to office, filling important posts until November 14, 1902. Such tenure of service in one capacity speaks eloquently of his ability and fidelity to public trust.

 

In 1894 Mr. Moore was a distinct factor in the founding of the present town of Bay City, giving of his time, his means, his lands that from out of the prairie should come a town emphasizing the dual aims of its citizenry--the success of the cattle business and the launching of the rice industry which have opened our doors to the markets of the nation. He was the first president of the Matagorda County Rice and Irrigation Company, organized in 1899 and lived to see his faith in this section as a great rice growing belt, vindicated.

 

The town of Bay City, from the middle of Avenue G west lies on the lands of D. P. Moore. In assisting in the founding of Bay City, Mr. Moore gave rights of way, unlimited time and much money to the end that it should become a really happy place to live, and was a leading spirit in the matter of getting the Cane Belt, Southern Pacific and Brownsville railroads into the town. He was active in getting bonuses, sites, etc., and gave liberally to the cause himself.

 

[He] was always interested in anything that touched the civic life and welfare of Bay City, giving generously to all demands upon his sympathy and interest. Numerous donations of lands have been made by Mr. Moore to the city among which is Cedarvale Cemetery and its park.

 

In addition to his mercantile business at Bay City, Palacios and Gulf, Mr. Moore was heavily interested in many of the business enterprises of the town and county, at one time serving as vice-president of the First National Bank of Bay City, being one of its directors at the time of his death.

 

December 17, 1879, Mr. Moore married Miss Louise Wendel, daughter of John and Elizabeth Wendel, now deceased. Surviving Mr. Moore are his wife, his daughters, Mrs. John R. Reynolds of Bay City, Mrs. Bennett Harvey, of Oklahoma City; Mrs. A. M. Jackson, of Galveston; Mrs. C. M. O'Brien of Gulf; Miss Grace Moore of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Miss Martha Moore of Bay City; his sons, Grover, Layton and Jerome, all of Bay City; two brothers, H. E. Moore of Wharton and Dan Moore of Bay City, and one sister, Miss Eudora I. Moore of Buda, Texas; four grandchildren, Dolph Beadle Moore, William Grover Moore, Marjorie Moore Harvey and Phyllis Moore O'Brien.

 

In the passing of D. P. Moore, we see a pioneer ranchman and merchant, a spirit clean, sturdy and fine, possessing the unqualified esteem of every man who knew him and a high sense of responsibility for the welfare of his family and his fellowman. Of quiet dignity straightforward and sincere, his life stands out as a distinct part in the development of Bay City and Matagorda county.

 

Active pallbearers were: J. C. Lewis, John Bond, Amos Lee, Jesse Matthews, W. C. Lloyd, Oscar Barber.

 

Honorary pallbearers were: Franz Huebner, A. D. Hensley, J. C. Carrington, John Sutherland, Geo. Culver, T. J. Poole, Sr., W. A. Furber, Markham; A. S. Collins, Dr. Scott, Tom Castleton, P. G. Huston, E. M. Bell, Carey Smith, R. F. Anderson, J. H. McCroskey, Henry Rugeley, Oscar Barber, Dr. Loos, Dr. Morton, Fred Robbins, Chas. Burkhart, Will McNabb, Judge Carpenter, Goodwin Sterne, E. N. Gustafson, E. O. Taulbee, Abel Pierce, Wm. Cash, Geo. Serrill, W. E. Austin, O. J. Doubek, A. J. Harty, C. E. Matchett, Dr. Storey, J. P. Keller, Wm. Walker, Judge Jones, Dr. Gaedcke, Bob Baker, Bob Sisk, J. Bachman, Chas. Langham, Geo. Burke, Joe Mangum, P. S. Hightower, A. H. Wadsworth, Roland Rugeley, G. A. Moore, Will Devant, J. A. Phillips, R. A. Kleska, Ed Kilbride, Paris Smith, W. C. Lloyd, Angus Williams, Jim Logan, G. M. Magill, N. M. Vogelsang, W. S. Holman, Esker McDonald, Jim Castleton, Frank Bates, P. R. Hamill, Arthur Harris, V. H. Doubek, R. O. Kiser, Dr. S. R. Sholars, J. C. Sisk, E. E. Wood, J. S. Mayfield, W. W. Doss, Louis Huebner, P. G. Secrest, Geo. Williams, Louis LeTulle, W. F. Tetts, Sims Doughtie, Merlin Vogelsang, E. M. Williamson.

 

Matagorda County Tribune, November 16, 1928

 


Harlem Moore

Funeral services for Harlem Moore, 62, of Cedar Lane were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 1998 at St. Mark Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Rev. M. L. Fields officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mark’s Cemetery in Cedar Lane. Visitation was Friday until 9 p.m. in the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel and from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Moore was born in Cedar Lane Friday, Dec. 13, 1935 to Jim Moore and Hallie Martin Moore and died Friday, Sept. 18 at his home in Cedar Lane.

Moore is survived by sister, Lettie Moore of Cedar Lane; brothers, Roger Porter of Houston, Charles Moore of Bay City, and Herman Moore of Galveston; aunt, Mary Lee Anderson of Cedar Lane; uncles, Ollie Moore and Orange Moore, both of Bay City; special friend, Ruth McCray of Cedar Lane; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Bree, Kenneth Grice, Roscoe Anderson, Elroy Griggs, and Willie Wiley, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Porter, Joseph Porter, Royal Fletcher, Lewis Williams, Jamie Fletcher, and Eddie Barefield.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September 27, 1998                              Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 

 

Herman Moore
June 13, 1940 – July 1, 2008


On June 13, 1940 a baby boy was born to Jim and Amanda (Washington) Moore, whom they named Herman Gene Moore.

Herman was known to family and friends as “Lucky”.

Lucky graduated from the Hilliard High School in 1958.

Lucky’s adult life was spent mainly in Galveston, Texas, he returned to Bay City where he spent his latter years. Lucky’s earthly life ended on July 1, 2008 at the Triumph Hospital in Sugarland, Texas.

Lucky was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Carol Steamer Harris; brothers, Charles Moore, Harlem Moore, Otis Stephany, and Butch Stephany.

Memories are left with his children, daughters, Gladys Edison and Diane Steamer of Bay City; son, David Steamer of Bay City; sisters, Lettie Moore of Cedar Lane, Texas; and Devorria Moore of Compton, California; six grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. T. L. Richardson officiating.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2008 in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary.


Bay City Tribune, Published July 9, 2008

 


JACQUE L. MOORE

 

Funeral services for Jacque L. Moore, 75, of Palacios, were held March 24, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Palacios.

 

Interment was at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Family and friends will served as pallbearers.

 

Mrs. Moore was born March 5, 1929 in Joplin, Missouri to Jack Hardy and Addie Mae Bigley Hardy. She died March 20, 2004 at her residence.

 

A resident of Palacios since 1965, she had worked as Librarian for the Palacios Public Library for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3821, Friends of the Elderly, and the Palacios Area Historical Association (Museum).

 

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Joseph Kalas of Bay City; son and daughter-in-law, Davie E. and Kathy Moore of Palacios; two sisters, Mary Grayson of Longdale, Okla. and Jayne Flesher of Webb City, Mo.; brother, Tom Lundstrum of Springdale, Ark.; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David E. Moore; son, Sandy Sam Moore; and 11 brothers and sisters.

 

Memorials may be made to El Campo Hospice, Senior Citizens Center in Palacios, Texas Library Association, Houston Library Association, or the

 University of Houston Alumni Association.

 

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home in Palacios.

 

The Palacios Beacon, March 31, 2004

 

 

Jane Frederick Sears Moore
Dec. 19, 1935 – July 5, 2008


Jane Frederick Sears Moore, 72, of McKinney, died Saturday, July 5 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

A native of Lincoln County, she was born December 19, 1935 to the late Dillard and Reba Gooch Frederick. She had retired from Stanford House Nursing Home after 17 years and was a member of Waynesburg Pentecostal Church.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Donald Ray Sears; and a sister Brenda Frederick.

Survivors include: her husband, Harlow Moore of McKinney; one son, James (Carolyn) Sears of Evansville, Indiana; four daughters, Melody (Greg) Cadenas and Melissa (Teo) Sanchez both of Bay City, Texas, Theresa (Tim) Heselton of Bryantsville, and Pamela (Kenneth) Sears of Stansford; three brothers, Buddy, Connie and Richard Frederick, all of Stanford; five sisters, Bert (Jack) Noe of Somerset, Yvonne Watkins of Little Rock, Arkansas, Wanda Flynn of Bryantsville, Claudene Bryant of Crab Orchard and Barbara (Bill) Spencer of Georgetown; 12 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 8 at the Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford with the Rev. Billy Brown officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Stewart Curtis, Joshua Sanchez, James Cadenas, Michael Sims, Mitchell D. Miracle, Christopher Jenkins and Kevin Frederick.


Bay City Tribune, Published July 13, 2008

 


Jim Moore

Funeral services for Mr. Jim Moore, 82, of Bay City will be held Wednesday, August 7 at 11 a.m. at the Jesus Free Will Holy Temple Church in Bay City with Bishop John Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Cedar Lane. Visitation will be today until 9 p.m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Moore was born in Bay City, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1913 to Hugh Moore and Laura Davis Moore and passed away on Thursday, August 1, 1996 at the UTMB Hospital in Galveston.

He was a member of Jesus Temple Church where he served as deacon. Brother Moore worked faithfully and proved to be a good follower.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Erps Moore of Bay City; one daughter Lettie Moore of Cedar Lane; three sons Harlem Moore of Cedar Lane, Charles Moore of Bay City and Herman Moore of Galveston. He leaves six step-children, Ester Williams, Mary Williams, Albert Williams, Louvina Bradford, Earl Williams and Thurman Williams; two brothers Ollie Moore, Sr. of Houston and Orange Moore of Bay City. Also a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Lettie and Eura and two brothers Hugh and Rosco Moore.

Active pallbearers will include Thurman Williams, Henry Green, Jonathan Times, George Bass, John Johnson and Leon Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will include deacons of Jesus Temple Church.

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

The Daily Tribune, August 1996                  Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


John T. Moore - Hawley Cemetery
 


Mrs. D. P. Moore Passes Away Tues. Afternoon at 4:30

Pioneer of Matagorda County Saw Town Grow and Prosper
January 27, 1863 - October 17, 1939

 

Mrs. Lou Wendell [Wendel] Moore, relict of D. P. Moore, died at her home Tuesday afternoon at 4:30, following an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Moore was 76 years, 8 months and 20 days of age.

 

The wife of the late D. P. Moore, a man who literally built the town of Bay City from its early years until his death eleven years ago, Mrs. Moore joined with him to give him the help and advice that made his success possible and his service to the community so outstanding.

 

Mrs. Lou Wendell Moore was born near Bay City and here she made her home for the entire lifetime, one rich in the good things of love and full and ripe in the years that were given her. She was a devoted and loving mother.

 

Six daughters and three sons survive. Mrs. J. R. Reynolds, of this city, Miss Grace Moore of San Francisco, Mrs. J. B. Harvey of Clinton, Oklahoma, Mrs. C. M. O'Brien of Fort Worth, Mrs. A. M. Jackson of Galveston, Miss Martha Moore of Bay City, her daughters; and her three sons, Grover, Layton and Jerome of Bay City. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Phillips of Matagorda and Mrs. Elizabeth Reiman of this city, and one brother, Mr. John Wendel of Hamlin, Texas.

 

The funeral services will be held from the family residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock with Reverend Paul Engle officiating. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery. Taylor Brothers are in charge of arrangements.

 

Active pallbearers are James Scott, J. C. Lewis, Vance Porter, W. C. Lloyd, Bob Baker, and Samuel Selkirk.

 

Honorary pall bearers are George Williams, Dr. A. S. Morton, Dr. H. H. Loos, E. O. Hutcheson, J. A. Cherry, F. A. Thompson, F. A. Breeden, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wadsworth, Lewis Matchett, Norman Barkley, Eli L. McDonald, F. A. Bates, P. R. Hamill, D. M. Curtis, W. E. McNabb, J. R. Cookenboo, Rowland Rugeley, C. M. Bachman, and Franz Huebner.

 

Matagorda County Tribune, October 19, 1939

 


Martha Moore
 

Funeral services for Martha Louise Moore, 87, of Bay City will be held at 2 p. m. today at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bay City with the Rev. Hugh B. Jones, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

 

Miss Moore was born Oct. 6, 1905 in Bay City to Dolph P. and Louise Wendel Moore and died July 9, 1993 in Bay City.

 

She was a graduate of Jefferson Davis High School; Texas Women's University, Denton; and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.

 

Miss Moore taught first grade in the Bay City schools for 27 years, retiring in 1954.

 

She attended Houston Baptist College in the summer of 1967-68 for a "Symposium on Historic Preservation."

 

Miss Moore was a member of the James W. Fannin Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and was the Organizing Regent of Mary Rolph Marsh Chapter, DAR in Bay City. She was also a member of the National Society of New England Women, Texas Colony #121 and a charter member in 1961; Colonial Dames of America, Chapter VIII, Houston. She was also a former member of the Comfort Wood Chapter, DAR, Wharton; State Historical Association; Stephen F. Austin Historical Society; Matagorda County Museum Association; director, Matagorda [County] Historical Society and Survey Committee; Matagorda County Federation of Women's Clubs; Washington on the Brazos State Park Assn.; Bay City Book Review Club and the National Retired Teachers Assn.

 

She is survived by four nieces, Phyllis O'Brian Tomlinson of Granbury, Nancy Moore Blaylock of Dallas, Marjorie Harvey Burton of Austin, Mn. and Aneita Moore Camacho of Colorado Springs; two nephews, Dolph Beadle Moore of Bay City and Jerome Moore of Jasper, Ark.; as well as 10 great nieces and nephews.

 

Pallbearers will be Frank Craft, Fred Walker, Jim Hicks, Jim Frankson, Frank Baker and James M. Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be John Henry [Abel Brown] Pierce, Gordon Richardson, Frank H. Lewis, Harley Savage, Burt O'Connell, Irving Moore, John Woolsey and Marshall Kuykendall.

 

In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church or to the charity of your choice.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City.

 

The Daily Tribune, July 12, 1993

 

Funeral services for Ollie Moore, Jr., 78 of Bay City will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, New Fellowship Tabernacle Church in Bay City with the Pastor A. H. Floyd, officiating.

Viewing will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2009 and a wake will be from 6 until 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Final arrangements entrusted to Green's Mortuary, 2702 Ave C, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 11, 2009
 

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] Roscoe Moore Jr., 71, of Bay City, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002. He was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Magnolia to the late Roscoe Sr. and Ella Holmes Moore. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former truck driver with Hurley Butane Co. in Bay City.

Survivors: daughters, Sharon Moore of California and Charlotte Moore and Kathleen Moore, both of Houston; sons, Victor Moore of California and Jeremy Moore and Roscoe Moore Jr., both of Cedar Lane; and step-children, Audrey Bree and Joaquin Bree, both of Bay City, and LaSha Bree of Houston.

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. tonight at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tyree Chapel AME Church in Bay City, the Rev. Joseph T. Garnett officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mark Cemetery in Cedar Lane. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE. August 14, 2002

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Sandy Sam Moore

Sandy Sam Moore, 29, of Baytown, died at Herman Hospital, August 26. He belonged to the San Jacinto Highrollers Motorcycle Club and active in the Jaycees. Survivors include: wife, Julianna Moore of Baytown; father, David Moore of Waller; grandfather, Rev. David E. Moore of Roswell, New Mexico; grandmother, Mrs. Addie Lundstrum, Joplin, Missouri; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Wilt of Baytown; sister, Sherry Kallas of Blessing; brother, David Edward Moore of Bellville; two nieces and one nephew, numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Funeral will be held at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel August 29, at 4:00 p. m. The Reverends Leon Maxwell and J. R. Gwin will officiate and interment will be held at Hawley Cemetery. Members of the San Jacinto Highrollers will serve as pallbearers and honorary escort to the cemetery. Local arrangements under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, August, 1979
 


Sarah Moore - Hawley Cemetery
 



Dean Martin Morales
(November 14, 1970 - November 26, 2005)

Dean Martin Morales, 35, of Dayton, TX died November 26, 2005. He was born November 14, 1970 in Dallas, TX. He was a member of the Catholic Church, a resident of Dayton the past 11 years and a former longtime resident of Bay City. Survivors include: wife: Mona Solis Moffett Morales of Dayton; sons: Forrest Dean, Brandon Michael, and Cory Wade Morales all of Dayton; sisters: Hilda and Jennie Rebellos both of New Bedford, MA; and brother: David Rebello of New Bedford MA; Aunts: Margaret Cortinas & husband George of Bay City, Dora Esquivel & husband Lupe of Corpus Christi; uncle: Manuel G. Benavides of Bay City; numerous cousins: and special person: Benita Saucedo. He was preceded in death by his mother: Pat Benavides, and grandfather: Manuel Benavides. Rosary was held 7:00 PM Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, and the Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edward Cortez, Darryl Garza, Cory Morales, Eric Cortinas, Mark Martinez, Santos Avila, Jr. Richard Cervantes, Jr. and Arthur Barrera. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net                    Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Elisa Morales
(January 14, 1932 - January 1, 2008)

Elisa Morales, 75, of Bay City passed away January 1, 2008. She was born January 14, 1932 in New Gulf, Texas to the late Julia Alvarado and Amado Ramirez. She and her husband operated Wollffarth & Bowman, Inc. in Bay City for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Frank R. Morales, Sr. of Bay City; son Frank R. Morales, Jr. & wife Katy of Bay City; sister Mary and husband Charlie Martinez, Jr. of Bay City; brothers Frank Gonzales of Palacios & Lonnie Ramirez of Bay City; grandchildren Frank Morales III & wife Tracy of Pflugerville, TX, Keith Martin Morales & wife Michelle of San Antonio and Valerie Grace Morales of Dallas and great grandchildren Tracen & Sydney Morales.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Ray Garcia, Jr., Reymundo Garcia, Charles Martinez III, Mario Martinez, Lonnie Ramirez & Chase McCarroll will serve as pallbearers.

www.taylorbros.net
 


FRANK MORALES SR.

BAY CITY - Frank Morales Sr., 78, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Bay City. He was born March 9, 1931, in Cuero, to Juanita and Paz Morales Sr. He was a resident of Bay City, and owner of Wolffarth and Bowman, Inc. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Knights of Columbus, former B.C.I.S.D. School Board member, and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elisa Morales; parents, Juanita and Paz Morales Sr.; brothers, Jose and Caesar Morales Sr.; and sisters, Inez Garcia and Cruz Bustos. He is survived by his son, Frank Morales Jr. and wife Katy of Bay City; grandchildren, Trey Morales and wife Tracy of Pflugerville, Keith Morales and wife Michelle of San Antonio, and Valerie Morales of Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Tracen Morales and Sydney Morales. He is also survived by his sister, Inocensia Hernandez; sister, Janie Amador and husband David; brother, Pete Morales and wife Connie; brother, Paz Morales and wife Andrea; sister-in-law, Rosie Morales; brother-in-law, Richard Bustos Sr.; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Martinez and husband Charlie Martinez Jr.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2009, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Charlie Martinez III, Ray Garcia Jr., Mundy Garcia, Rolando Rodriguez, Lonnie Ramirez and Mario Martinez.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Building Fund.

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

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

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/25/2009
 


MARY CORA LEE MORALES

BAY CITY - Mary Cora Lee Morales, age 82, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. She was born in Lynn Haven, Fla. on Dec. 6, 1925 to Barney and Stella Osborn Whiddon. She was a homemaker.

Survivors: daughters, Deanna Nevarez of Bay City, Frances Nevarez of Port Lavaca, Ramona Shows of Tyler, and Sandra Martinez of Bay City; sons, Timothy Page of Bay City, Joseph A. Page of Freeport, and Raymond Page of Baytown; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Online guest book may be signed at thielecooper.com.

Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum, 361-293-5656.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/16/2008
 


Sylvester Mario Morales
Dec. 2, 1972 - Oct. 24, 2009

Sylvester Mario Morales, 36, of Bay City, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009.

He was born December 2, 1972 to Jesse Morales and Mamie Herrera Morales. He was a lifelong resident of Bay City and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He is survived by: his mother, Mamie Morales of Bay City; his brother, Richard Lee Morales, Sr. and wife Kristine of Bay City; by brother-in-law, Gary Spence of Baytown; by nieces and nephews, Richard Morales, Jr., April Chambers Morales, Misty Morales, Jadon Morales, Carson Morales, all of Bay City, Gary Kendall Spence, Jr. of Dallas and Carol Ann Spence of Baytown; and by his great nieces and nephew, Skylere and Sierra Chambers, Sadie Perez, and Logan Morales.

He was preceded in death by his sister: Veronica Morales Spence.

The Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Morales, Jr, Jadon Morales, Gary Kendall Spence, Jr, Oscar Soto, Jr, Erik Morales, and Larry Morales, Jr.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published October 28, 2009
 



Joe A. Moreno
(January 27, 1938 - February 26, 2008)

Joe A. Moreno, 70, formerly of Bay City passed away February 26, 2008. He was born January 27, 1938 in Buckeye, TX to the late Gabriel & Maria Refugio Silva Moreno.

Survivors include sisters Maria Moreno & Elvira Padilla & husband Leonard all of Fulton, TX; brother Justin Moreno & wife Maria Victoria of Sugar Land; best friend Mamie Morales and a number of other relatives.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be 10:00 AM Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Bobby Knox, Jesse Enriquez, Joe Ramos, Santiago Oros, Richard Morales, & Joe Gonzalez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Elias Peña, A. B. Trevino, Luis Rangel, Luis Medina & Pete Mendiola.

www.taylorbros.net               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


George W. Morgan
(April 10, 1922 - April 10, 2006)

George W. Morgan, 84, of Bay City passed away April 10, 2006. He was born April 10, 1922 in Norwood, North Carolina to George Stewart and Cora Ethel Wilhoit Morgan. He had been a resident of Bay City since 1978 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife Miriam Ruth Morgan of Bay City; daughter and son-in-law Cora Ann and David Bigwood of League City; son and daughter-in-law Samuel Albert and Elizabeth Morgan of Austin; sister Margaret Johnson of Barboursville, West Virginia; cousins John and Patti Wilhoit of Katy and Nancy and David Towery of Friendswood. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Ada Ratcliff.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. On line condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Hester Annie Beverly Morgan

Funeral services for Hester Annie Beverly Morgan, 74, of Palacios will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Rose Missionary Baptist Church, Palacios, with the Rev. M. L. Boone officiating. Burial will be in Willow [Wilson] Creek Cemetery, Willow [Wilson] Creek, Texas.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Morgan was born July 7, 1913 in Willow [Wilson] Creek to Sam and Emily Beverly and died Sept. 30, 1987, at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Houston, after a lengthy illness.

She was a resident of the Bay City Palacios area for more than 60 years.

She is survived by three sons, Enoch, Jr., Lester and Robert Morgan; two brothers, Sam and Louis J. Beverly; two sisters, Ruth McCall and Latone Morgan; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Ena and Nava Shay Morgan and Tyree and D'Juan Morgan; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lundy Mortuary, Galveston.

The Daily Tribune, Monday, October 5, 1987
 


Jack Moses Morgan
(August 16, 1923 - May 11, 2007)

Jack Morgan, 83, of Sweeny, passed away Friday, May 11, 2007 in Bay City. He was born August 16, 1923 to Jack Moses Morgan and Mary Florence Ply Morgan. He was a lifelong resident of Brazoria County and a US Army veteran of World War II. He graduated from Sam Houston University and retired from Phillips 66 as an Operator after 35 years of service.

He is survived by his daughters: Pam Ward of Smyrna, TN and Jan Alford of Van Vleck; his son: Mike Morgan and wife Barbara of Newport Richey, FL; and his sister: Mary Kingsley of Baytown. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Mike Ward & wife Kelly, Rachel Maynor & husband Roy, Morgan Ward, Ty Alford & wife Sammi, Lang Alford & wife Karen, Kay Lynn Alford, Ryan Morgan, Mandy Holmes & husband Justin and Katy Sue Morgan; and by his great grandchildren: Chelsie, Taylor and Kinsey Ward, Rebekah and Tre’ Maynor, Donovon Chesson, Chassidi Jackson and Colyn and Claire Alford. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jack and Mary Morgan; his wife: Martha Morgan; a son: Pat Morgan; his brothers: W.D., Erbie, and Johnny Morgan; by a grandson: Adam Ward and great-grandson: Tyler Ward.

The family will receive visitors from 4 PM to 6 PM Sunday, May 13, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, May 14, 2007at the Old Town Cemetery in Brazoria, TX with Chaplain Ron Lynn of AMED Community Hospice officiating. Honorary pallbearers include Mike Ward, Ty Alford, Lang Alford, Roy Maynor, Justin Holmes, Chad Salyer, Jeremy Brown, Steven Baylor, Ryan Morgan and Rick Washington.

The family extends a special thank you to “Jingle” Wanda Walker, Mary Lou & Ron Lynn, Coty Jones and the nursing staff of AMED Community Hospice for all the loving care and kindness shown to our father and family. They will forever be remembered in our hearts.

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

www.taylorbros.net
 


DAVID WAYNE MORRIS

LOLITA - David Wayne Morris, age 53, of Lolita, died Thursday May 1, 2008. He was born May 28, 1955, in Palacios, to Johnnie and Lorraine Brosman Morris. He was maintenance supervisor on the Pride of South Carolina offshore oil rig in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Johnson Morris; daughter, Rosemary Durham of Reno, Nev.; mother, Lorraine Morris of Point Comfort; grandsons, Jordan and Braden Trevino; granddaughters, Trista Honc, Mikyla and Hannah Durham; brothers, Alan and Larry of Port Lavaca and Michael of St. Mary's, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pfc. Angela Morris and his father, Johnnie Morris.
 

David graduated from Calhoun High School where he played coronet in the marching band and in Gene Janek Polka Band. He was active in the Point Comfort Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was also a lifeguard at the Point Comfort swimming pool while in high school.

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. tonight at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Durham, Craig Rucka, Toby Marek, John Trevino, Ben Johnson, and Robert Korenek.

Donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas.

Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home of Port Lavaca is in charge of the arrangements, 361-552-2988.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/2/2008.
 


Dorothy Hennessy Morris
(February 16, 1920 - April 10, 2011)

Dorothy Hennessy Morris, 91, of Bay City passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Bay City. She was born February 16, 1920 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to the late John Henry & Juna Corn Goates. Dorothy has been a life long resident of Matagorda County, a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City, Eastern Star, Paul Harris Fellow, and Flora Luncheon Study Club.

She is survived by her daughter: Rhonda Broussard & husband Kent of Bay City; daughter-in-law: Jade Hennessey of Bay City; 7 grandchildren: Kip, Troy, Wendy, Lyia, Laurie, Lynne, and Leanne; 13 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; first husband: Howard Travis Hennessy; second husband: Charles L. Morris; son: Jimmy Howard Hennessy; 5 sisters; and 2 brothers.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Cedarvale Cemetery with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

www.taylorbros.net
 


James George Morrison

Funeral services for James George Morrison, 58, of Tres Palacios Oaks, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mr. Morrison was born May 22, 1927, to James Ingram and Ida Brown Morrison in Chester, W. Va., and died at 9 a. m. Sept. 30, 1985, at Matagorda General Hospital.

He was a veteran of World War II where he served with the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Corps. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Morrison of Tres Palacios Oaks; his father, James I. Morrison of Weirton, W. Va.; two daughters, Mary L. Morrison of Houston and Martha Ann Jacks of Houston; and two brothers, David L. Morrison of Burgettstown, Pa., and John R. Morrison of San Rafael, Calif.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1985
 


Joel Wayne Morrow
(June 20, 1919 - December 10, 2006)

Joel Wayne Morrow, 87 of Bay City went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 10, 2006. He was born June 20, 1919 in Concrete, TX to James Esker Morrow and Claudia Louise Tate Morrow.

Mr. Morrow was a resident of Bay City for the past 67 years. He was a graduate of Cuero High School and attended Texas A&M University for two years. He came to Bay City to collect a $10 debt, met his future wife, and stayed to raise a family and for the rest of his life. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and treasurer of the Men’s Class. His businesses in Bay City included tire retailer, gasoline distributor, pecan tree graft specialist and Salvation Army representative. He was also a past president of the Bay City Rotary Club, and represented the club to brother clubs in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa and to Brescia, Italy. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Thelma Morrow and a son, Lawrence Wayne Morrow.

He is survived by his son, Joel E. Morrow of Richmond, TX; a daughter, Barbara Kay Nedry of Stafford, TX; his sister Bonnie Parker of Midway, TX; grandchildren: Lydia Ruth Giordano of Richmond, TX, Michael Louis Wayne Morrow of Houston, TX, Russell Wayne Morrow of Pasadena, TX, Deanna Joyce Morrow of Clear Lake, TX and Lara Nicole Nedry of Stafford, TX; and by four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church of Bay City with Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

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.

www.taylorbros.net
 

 

Rosa Lee Morte
March 15, 1914 – July 11, 2008


Rosa Lee Morte, 94, of Bay City passed away Friday July 11, 2008 at the Matagorda Nursing and Rehab Center in Bay City.

Mrs. Morte was born in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 1914 to parents John and Nell Boren Dorman.

She was a long-time resident of Lake Jackson before moving to Bay City and was preceded in death by her husband George W. Morte, Sr.

She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, George Jr. and Pam Morte of Bay City; and a daughter, Lynn Moline of Brazoria and grandchildren, Bud Moline, Robert and Pili Moline, Jeanne Moline, Christy Griffin, Trey and Renea Morte, Todd and Donale Morte, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday July 14, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Chapel with the Rev. Larry Macomber officiating.

Visitation will begin Monday morning at Taylor Bros.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery with Cameron Smith, Ethan Morte, Josh Lugo, Bud Moline, Trey Morte, and Sherman Griffin serving as Pallbearers.

Services are under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.


Bay City Tribune, Published July 13, 2008

 


THOMAS JACKSON MORTON

PALACIOS - Thomas Jackson Morton passed away at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Houston on Sept. 11, 2010 after a brief illness related to injuries sustained in service of his country. Jack was born in Greenville, S.C., on Nov. 27, 1948, to Charles W. and Edna Waters Morton. Jack was a Vietnam veteran. Jack was loved by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and two brothers, Ray and William Earl.

Jack is survived by his brother, Charles Morton; sisters, Josephine Morton McClain and Marie Morton Ridenour; wife, Carol L. Morton; children, Daniel Jeremy Morton and Mynda Danielle Morton; grandchildren, Nicholas Adam Martin and Damian Jackson Morton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Palacios at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the Robert Duran Food Pantry or Martha's Table.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 15, 2010
 


Dr. A. S. Morton, Pioneer Settler, Dies Wednesday Eve

Had Practiced In Community 43 Years
[
November 4, 1873 - October 18, 1944]

 

Dr. Albert Searce Morton, 71, died at his residence here in the city at 2317 Avenue G., Wednesday evening about 7 o'clock. Death came following a stroke while he was discussing matters in his yard with a business friend, Mr. Armstrong, a few hours before.

 

His health had been failing for the past three years, but his death was a distinct shock to the multitude of friends of this section. He had continued his practice and business until the final day of his life.

 

Dr. Morton came to Bay City in 1901 when the town was but six years old. Here he gained a practice in the horse and buggy days and often he discussed the difficulty and time it took to call on his scattered patients. When it was impossible to go to his patients in a buggy he went horse back. He married here in July, 1917 and to that union one daughter, Mary Anna, was born.

 

He was born in Anderson County, Kentucky, November 4, 1873. He attended Winchester College, in Kentucky and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He was a member of the El Mina Shrine of Galveston.

 

Besides his wife and daughter, Mary Anna, he is survived by one sister, Miss Pearl Morton of this city, one brother, Stanley of Con Can, Texas and a nephew, Morton McMahon of Shreveport.

 

Funeral services, under the direction of Taylor Bros., will be held from the Funeral home, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Reverend Marvin Vance will officiate and Reverend Paul [Engle] will deliver the prayer at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Cedarvale.

 

Messrs. Hugh Strickland, George Posey, E. W. Willenberg, J. O. Sisk, W. F. Tetts, and Dr. S. R. Sholars are pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Drs. H. H. Loos, Bryan Simons, Chas. Shoultz, C. T. Dye, B. L. Livengood, Ralph Byars, E. D. Lunn, Messrs. P. G. Huston, J. M. Corbett, Carey Smith, J. C. Lewis, P. R. Hamill, A. H. Wadsworth, O. J. Doubek, V. H. Doubek, E. H. Highley, J. R. Cookenboo, D. B. Oliphant, John R. Reynolds, Harry Hawkins, Earl Vaughn, L. B. Luder, Jack Erwin, Pat Thompson, S. R. Harrington, Paris Smith, Sims Doughtie, C. A. Erickson, E. O. Taulbee, S. J. Styles, Henry LeTulle, Morris Savage, L. D. Clements, Spence Clements, R. Q. Pegram, Frank Hurley, Joe Milner, Sam Selkirk, Jack Spurgeon, James Gartrell, J. J. Frick, Arthur Harris, Jr., E. Wilson, Thos. H. Lewis, C. C. Barnett, D. E. Keller, Norman Barkley, Weldon Smith, Walcott Rugeley, Henry Rugeley, Frank Carr, Eddie Badouh, Jack Boring, W. T. Cox, Jack Hinton, Wallace Butler, James Scott, Herman Scott, R. O. Kiser, F. G. Cobb, Arthur Collins, Victor Collins, W. W. Wilkinson, F. S. Taylor, W. C. Lloyd, Johnnie Blinsky, Geo. Serrill, H. E. Treichler, W. R. Swartz, Harry Swem, Linden Barrett, Wm. Cash, Fred Fields, Herschel Gilmore, Fred Mielsch, Esker McDonald, Fort Verser, Geo. Keene, D. M. Curtis, Arthur Harris, Jr., Jimmie Scholttman, Alex Rugeley, Arthur Holloway.

 

Matagorda County Tribune, October 19, 1944
 


Delilah Wiley Morton

Mrs. Delilah Wiley Morton, 50, of Palacios died April 15 at the Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. She was a lifetime resident of Matagorda Co. and served as a nurse’s aide at the Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Palacios before her illness. Survivors include: husband, Billy Morton of Palacios; daughter, Teresa Blackwell of Palacios; sons, James of Bay City and Braxton of Palacios; brothers, Charles H. Wiley of Houston, Leslie Wiley of Santee, California, and John David Wiley of Palacios; two grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Palacios Funeral Home with Rev. J. R. Gwin officiating. Interment will be at the Hawley Cemetery with pallbearers being: Lawrence Mitchell, Cotton J. Cox, Ray Shaw, Bernard Jensen, and George Capak. Arrangements under the direction of Taylor Bros. Palacios Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, April, 1979
 


Gaston Arthur Morton
(August 10, 1921 - February 20, 2006)

Gaston Arthur Morton was born on August 10, 1921 in Charleston, West Virginia to Harrison and Alice Grubbs Morton. He died peacefully on February 20, 2006. He served in the United States Navy during World War II where he was a sailor on the USS Karnes. Gaston worked for General Electric in Charleston, West Virginia, Du Pont in Aiken, South Carolina and Celanese in Bay City, Texas where he retired in 1985.

Gaston’s most treasured moments were those spent with his family and friends to whom he gave his complete love and support. A devoted husband, father and grandfather he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Madge; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandy Bell of San Antonio and Sherry and Steve Barton of Bay City; and grandchildren Kendra Bell of San Diego, CA, Stacy Bell of Rocklin, CA, Lori Barton of Austin, Kimberly Barton, and Logan Barton both of Bay City.

A long time member of Bay City First Baptist Church, Gaston served tirelessly as chairman of the maintenance committee for many years. Anyone who was privileged to know Gaston knew he was a Godly man who loved life. He was always willing to help and do for others.

Funeral service will be 4:00 pm Thursday, February 23, 2006 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Kirby Dismukes, Woody Riedel, Roger Bennett, Doug Matthes, Terry Farrar and Bob King. Honorary pallbearers include The Morning Coffee Drinkers at Diamond S and the Adult Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Ministry Program.

Gaston, a true gentle man, leaves a wealth of friends who will remember him fondly as loyal, supportive, and humorous. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

www.taylorbros.net      Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Genevieve Sharpless Morton
[October 23, 1892 - December 8, 1971]
 

MORTON, Mrs. Genevieve Sharpless, a long-time resident of Bay City passed away after a brief illness early this morning in Matagorda General Hospital. She was 79 years of age. Services will be held Thursday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church. The reverends Wayland Elmore and Leslie LeGrande will officiate. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery. Mrs. Morton is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Anna Hudson of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Beck and Mrs. Evelyn Barber of Millville, New Jersey; a brother, Byron Sharpless, also of Millville and two grandchildren. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

The Daily Tribune, December 8, 1971

 

 

County's First Nurse Honored

 

To celebrate National Professional Nurses Week, the nurses at Matagorda General Hospital Tuesday reverently hung a photograph of Genevieve Sharpless Morton, the first nurse in Matagorda County, on the walls of the hospital alongside those of doctors who have played a significant role in county medical history.

 

The deceased Morton became the first nurse to receive this honor.

 

In addition to being the first professional nurse in the county, when she came to the county in 1914 she was the only nurse in the county's first hospital.

 

She came with Dr. Claude P. Jones with the idea that she would remain for three months and would assist Dr. Jones in establishing a hospital.

 

She remained for the rest of her life as she married Dr. A. S. Morton of Bay City.

 

Dedicated to her profession, she worked 18 to 21 hours a day in the hospital at 2400 Avenue F in what was known as the Rugeley building. That facility is an apartment unit today.

 

Her photograph was hung with much pride Tuesday afternoon by Abbie Taylor, director of nursing services at Matagorda General Hospital, and Jan Johnson, critical care coordinator.

 

The nursing profession has come a long ways since Morton's days.

 

A person wishing to become a nurse may choose one of the three education programs: baccalaureate degree, associate degree and hospital diploma.

 

While Morton was one of a few professional nurses in Texas back in 1914, there are 55,000 today belonging to the 75-year-old organization known as the Texas Nurses Association.

 

There are 37,000 nurses involved in hospital work and 18,000 practice in offices, community agencies, clinics, schools, nursing homes and industries.

 

Increasing numbers of nurses are becoming specialists in areas such as birthing and well baby clinics.

 

Nurses provide home care health visits to shut-ins and elderly people, while clinics staffed and run by nurses have become a standard and vital part of health care in many rural and inner city communities.

 

Professional Nurses Week sponsored by the TNA, has been proclaimed statewide by Gov. William P. Clements Jr. and locally by County Judge Burt O'Connell.

 

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, November 10, 1982

 


Irene “Nanny” Mabel Morton

Funeral services for Irene “Nanny” Mabel Morton, 93, of Blessing will be held 2 p. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. John Tripp officiating. Interment will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

Mrs. Morton was born Oct. 22, 1895, in Kansas to William and Elizabeth Tatum Fox and died July 23, 1989, at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

A resident of Matagorda County for 82 years, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Blessing.

Survivors include two daughters, Norene Nelson of Bay City and Betty Day of Palacios; three sons, Lester Morton and Billy Morton, both of Palacios, and Donald Morton of Pecos, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Her great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, July, 1989
 


Miss Pearl Morton Suffers Broken Hip

 

Miss Pearl Morton who has been in Del Rio for the past several days visiting, suffered a painful injury last Wednesday when she fell and broke a hip. She was removed to the Del Rio hospital, where she will be confined for some time.

 

The Daily Tribune, June 2, 1946

 

Miss Pearl Morton Dies At Del Rio Hospital Thursday

 

Miss Pearl Morton, resident of Bay City for many years, died Thursday evening at 10 o'clock of pneumonia. Miss Morton suffered a broken hip about ten days ago in Del Rio but her recovery was reported excellent until complications arose Wednesday night and Mrs. A. S. Morton of Bay City was called to her bedside then.

 

Miss Morton had gone to Con-can to visit her brother, Stanley Morton and on her return home had stopped in Del Rio for a visit with Mrs. Essie LeTulle. It was while visiting Mrs. LeTulle in Del Rio that she suffered a broken hip in stepping into an automobile.

 

A faithful and life long worker in the Baptist Church, Miss Morton was active in civic and religious affairs and for many years very active in business. Since 1925 and until her retirement last October, Miss Morton had been connected with the Serrill Insurance Agency. Prior to that she was with the agency when Mr. A. Harris was in charge of it.

 

Mrs. A. S. Morton will arrive in tonight from Del Rio with the body and funeral arrangements will be under the direction of Taylor Brothers. The services have been set for Sunday at the First Baptist Church but an exact time has not been announced.

 

She is survived by one brother, Stanley, one niece, Miss Mary Anna Morton of Bay City and two nephews, Bill Morton and Morton McMahon.

 

The Daily Tribune, June 14, 1946

 


THOMAS JACKSON MORTON

PALACIOS - Thomas Jackson Morton passed away at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Houston on Sept. 11, 2010 after a brief illness related to injuries sustained in service of his country. Jack was born in Greenville, S.C., on Nov. 27, 1948, to Charles W. and Edna Waters Morton. Jack was a Vietnam veteran. Jack was loved by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and two brothers, Ray and William Earl.

Jack is survived by his brother, Charles Morton; sisters, Josephine Morton McClain and Marie Morton Ridenour; wife, Carol L. Morton; children, Daniel Jeremy Morton and Mynda Danielle Morton; grandchildren, Nicholas Adam Martin and Damian Jackson Morton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Palacios at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the Robert Duran Food Pantry or Martha's Table.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 15, 2010
 


DOROTHY ORLENA MOSES

OLIVIA - Dorothy Orlena Stuart Moses, 93, of Olivia, passed away 10 July 2009. She was born 1 July 1916 in Tulseta to the late John Stuart and Hattie Day Stuart. She married Richard Alton Moses on the 16th of September 1932 in Eastland.

She is survived by her children, Fred Moses and wife Nelva of Baytown, James Moses and wife Francis of Port Lavaca, Janell Miller of Port Lavaca, Sue DeBord and husband Donald of Olivia, Loretta Grumbles and husband Lonnie of Bay City, Earlene Knight and husband Mike of Sun City, Willie Moses and wife Shirley of Yoakum; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Richard Alton Moses; son, Richard Alton Moses Jr.; son, Glen Dale Moses; and grandson, Wayne Wilkinson.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday 12 July 2009 at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday 13 July 2009 at the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy by the Kenedy Church of Christ with minister-evangelist, Russell Briley.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Lonnie Moses, Chad Grumbles, Randy Wilkinson, Don DeBord, Mikey Knight, Mike Cooksley, and James Musser.

Special thanks to caregiver, Michelle Brothers, and Hospice of South Texas nurses, Cindy Myers, Terri Galvan, and Elisha Kappelman.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of South Texas at 605 E. Locust, Victoria, Texas 77901.

Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 361-552-2988.

Published in the Victoria Advocate from 7/11/2009 - 7/12/2009
 


Mary Margerum Mosier
(January 25, 1932 - November 6, 2007)

Mary Margerum Mosier, 75, of Palacios passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2007. She was born January 25, 1932 in Palacios to the late Bertha Kincannon and Loren G. Margerum. Mrs. Mosier was a life long resident of Palacios, a retired Tax Assessor with Palacios I.S.D., and a member of the First Baptist Church of Palacios.

She is survived by husband: Rudolph Elwood Mosier, Jr. of Palacios; 2 daughters: Diana M. Slavik & husband Harold of Victoria and Susan M. Stanfield & husband Derrek of College Station; son: Terry W. Mosier & wife Debbie of Palacios; sister: Margaret Hockey of San Antonio; 7 grandchildren: Angela Diaz & husband Mario of Palacios, Mary Lynn Roe & husband Jason of Bay City; Leigh Ann Roemer & husband Eric of Mission, Bonnie Curington & husband Shane of Temple; Kristen Treider & husband Russell of Meridian MS, Daniel Stanfield of College Station, and Cassie Dearen of Victoria; 5 great grandchildren: Austin, Adrian and Alaina Diaz all of Palacios, Hannah and Chloe Treider of Meridian MS. Mrs. Mosier was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 sisters: Geraldine Thigpen and Eleanor Mathias.

The family will receive visitors from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Palacios Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 10, 2007 at the Palacios Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. David Gruhn officiating.

In Lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions be made to: The American Cancer Society, Hospice of El Campo, The First Baptist Church of Palacios, or The Palacios Public Library.

www.taylorbros.net
 


JAMES WILLIAM MOTE

SANTA FE - Mr. James William Mote passed from this life Monday afternoon, Feb. 23, 2009, at his home.

Born
July 26, 1932, in Bay City, Mr. Mote had been a resident of Santa Fe for 17 years, previously of Bay City. He had been employed as an operator with Dow Chemical for over 29 years until his retirement in 1991 where he began a second career as a camp manager for eight years at Windamere Girl Scout Camp and had served in the U.S. Army. James had enjoyed riding horses, caring for livestock, being a member of the Houston Area Parkinson's Society (HAPS), and spending time with the ladies of the Gulf Coast Quilter's Guild, Mainland Morning Quilter's Guild, and the So What Bee's where he was also a member. Of course, the reason for being a member of the Quilter's Guild was to be close to his wife, Peggy. His family and friends meant the world to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar E. Mote Sr. and Rebecca (Henry) Mote; sisters, Faydrice Green, Janette Goodman, Dorothy Holliday, and Rebecca Lawrence; and brother, Oscar E. Mote Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Peggy (Schulz) Mote of Santa Fe; sons, James William Mote Jr. and wife, Vicki, of Blessing, Frank E. Mote and wife, Lynette, of Santa Fe, John Alan Mote and wife, Terri, of Angleton; brother, Roy Green of Bay City; sisters, Winnie Marshall of Houston, Janese Walker and husband, George, of Bay City; grandchildren, Kacie Mote, Mark Mote, Matt Mote, Jennie Brown, Garret Miller, Montana Mote, Justyn Mote, Jason Baker and wife, Amber, Daniel Banik, Jessica Banik, Jessie Wilcox, and Justin Wilcox; and great-grandchildren, Gage Baker, Gunner Baker and Shaydn Freeman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Pastor Rocky Louthan officiating.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, in Hitchcock, 409-925-3501.

Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to the A-Med Community Hospice, 8901 E.F. Lowry Expy., Suite. B, Texas City, TX 77591 or Houston Area Parkinson's Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 297, Houston, TX 77098.
 
www.hayesfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 2/26/2009
 


Inez Doyle Motes

Inez Doyle Motes, 81, of Palacios, died on November 6 at Wagner General Hospital. She was an area resident for the past 32 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Motes; a daughter, Joan Annette Motes, and a son, Doyle T. Motes. Survivors include: daughter and son in law, Mr. and Mrs. Ney Oldham, Jr. of Palacios; sons and daughters in law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Motes of Ft. Worth, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Motes, Port Lavaca; sister, Mrs. Winnie Franklin of Birmingham, Alabama; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. The funeral will be held at the United Methodist Church in Palacios on Thursday, November 8. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery of Blessing. Arrangements under the direction of Taylor Brothers Palacios Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, November, 1979
 


William F. “Sonny” Motes

PORT LAVACA—William F. “Sonny” Motes, 63, of Port Lavaca, died at 3:25 p. m. Sunday in a Houston hospital following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Clifford Edge and Austin Fredericks officiating.

Mr. Motes, a Methodist, was born May 7, 1925, in Blountsville, Ala., to the late William and Inez Doyle Motes. A former resident of Point Comfort, he had lived in Port Lavaca 14 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 7th Cavalry. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4403. He retired from Alcoa after 24 years.

He is survived by his wife, Vonda Ringo Motes of Port Lavaca; three daughters, Sharlyn Goode of Port Lavaca, Joan McAfee of Bloomington, and Karen Williams of Victoria; a sister, Virginia Oldham of Palacios; a brother, Charles Motes of Brazoria; and five grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Motes, and a brother, Doyle Motes.

Members of VFW Post 4403 will serve as pallbearers.

Newspaper unknown, March, 1989
 


Rodney "Rocky" Mount
(May 9, 1925 - January 30, 2006)

Rodney Horace “Rocky” Mount, 80, or Bay City died January 30, 2006. He was born May 9, 1925 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Rodney Robert and Dolly Irene Mount. He and a younger brother were raised by their maternal grandmother, Josie Hightrower, due to the death of their mother at a young age. He attended Austin High School in Houston. He served 3 years in the US Coast Guard during World War II and saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans aboard the USS Mitchell. In 1949 he married H. Jean Margerum in Houston and soon after, began a career with Phillips Petroleum Co. In Sweeny, TX where they made their home for 20 years. IN 1975, he enjoyed a nine year tenure with Phillips Petroleum Co. in the North Sea of Norway. In 1984, the couple retired to Bay City. Rocky was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Sweeny, member of Hella Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite Bodies and Columbia Chapter and Council. He was also a member of the First Baptist church in Bay City and the Frank Phillips Men’s Club, and Life Member of Phillip H. Parker VFW Post 2438. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeannie Mount; children, Sherry Phillips, Rodney R. Mount & wife Brenda & Nanette Shearer; grandchildren, Norman Norris, Nicole & Danny Acker, Kim & Vance Jones, Dawn & Michael Dickerson, Lisa Mount, Kirsten Shearer; step-granddaughters, Amanda, Christina & Amy Williams; 6 great grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends. Mr. Mount was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ray Mount, son Mark Mount, grandson Nathan Norris, son-in-law Jeremy Shearer and Grandbaby Brandi Nanette Mount. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be 2:00 Pm Thursday at Southpark Cemetery in Pearland, TX. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Tripp, Robbie & Jay Chenault, George Robert Yeager, Bobby & Kevin Margerum. Honorary pallbearers, Bill Keener, Jimmie Lytle, Marvin Chenault, George Yeager, Joe Lingo, Bill Frascino, Marvin Seber and B. D. Scott. The family will greet friends and family from 6pm - 8pm Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Charles S. Mowan

Feb. 26, 1980 - Oct. 26, 1965

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo Courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Howard Fremont Mozley, Sr.

Jul. 25, 1926 - Jan. 26, 2006

Hawley Cemetery

Photos courtesy of Faye Cunningham


MRS. MARTHA MUIR

After an illness of several months Mrs. Martha Muir died Saturday at 11:30 p.m. at her home, Buckeye, Texas . Mrs. Muir, a native of Pennsylvania , has resided at Buckeye for the past 18 years. She was born Aug. 19, 1853, a daughter of the late Gideon and Louise (Berkey) Berkebile of Cairnbrook , Pa.

She was married twice, her first husband, Josiah Lambert, died at Cairnbrook, Pa., Jan, 1875. She later married Frank Muir of Warsaw , Ill. He died some years later. A daughter, Louise E. Muir died Dec. 14, 1919.

Surviving is one son, Leonard L. Lambert, formerly of Johnston , Pa. , residing at Buckeye; two grandchildren, Alice Lambert, an instructor in the high school at Johnston , Pa. ; Charles Lambert, Pittsburgh , Pa. ; two brothers, W. H. Berkebile, Johnston , Pa. ; H. F. Berkebile, Rockwood , Pa.

Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon from the Earthman funeral home, Houston , Texas . Private burial in Glenwood cemetery. 

The Daily Tribune, February 16, 1931
 


JANET MULLINS

Feb. 3, 1928 – Aug. 17, 2007
 

Janet Mullins, 79, of Markham passed away Friday August 17, 2007, at the Matagorda Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bay City.

She was born in Bruni, Texas on February 3, 1928 to parents Hollie and Rosalie Frieze Bankhead.

She is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Roy Lanham of Johnstown, Colorado; brother, A.R. Bankhead of Markham; and sister, Elizabeth Myers of Deer Park. She is also survived by: her grandchildren, Shelly Combs, Kirk Lanham and Gregory Lanham and by 7 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2007 at the
Hawley Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating.

Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Published in the Bay City Tribune, August 19, 2007
 


Patty Wilson Muncrief

April 26, 1934 - Jan. 11, 2010

On January 11, 2010, Patty Wilson Muncrief of Edna, Texas died a Southbrook Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 26, 1934 to the late Bus (CC) and Leila Wilson.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday January 13, 2010 at Slaviks Funeral Home and Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Slaviks Chapel with the Rev. Hardy Sprague officiating.

Pallbearers: grandsons, Chad Emerson, Brent Emerson, David Wayne Anders, Hollis Hankins, Jr., Morris Hankins, Ken Ballinger, Clint Ballinger, J.T. Page III, Duane Muncrief, and Shannon Muncrief.

She is survived by: her children, Kathy (Troyce) Emerson f Mont Belvieu, Kay (Hollis) Hankins of Baytown, Vicki (Kenneth) Ballinger of Edna, Tina (James) Robertson of CC, Jack (Brenda) Page, Jr., of Smithville; step-children, Bobby (Terri) Muncrief of Edna, Skipper (Ev) Muncrief of Edna, Shirley Woodard of Houston; 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, David and Jimmy Wilson; husbands, Jack Page, Bob Muncrief, and Terry Shrader; step-son Johnny Muncrief and step-grandson Less Woodard.

Although Patty lived most of her life in Edna she did live in Sargent, Texas for a while where she spent her time living by the water and fishing. Patty loved everyone, never meeting a stranger. She will be missed by all but we know she is in a better place with our Heavenly Father and will suffer no more.

Bay City Tribune, Published January 13, 2010
 


Albert Isaac Munson
(December 14, 1928 - January 5, 2009)

Albert Isaac Munson, Sr., 80, of Van Vleck passed away Jan. 5, 2009. He was born December 14, 1928 in Romayor, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Munson of Van Vleck; daughter Barbara Bandy & husband Byron of Smith Station, Alabama; son Albert Munson, Jr. & wife Debbie of Van Vleck; sister Della Snyder of Teague, TX; brothers Raymond Munson of Corpus Christi, Felton Munson of Crockett, TX & Robert Munson of Bay City; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Robert Daniel Munson
(February 19, 1941 - April 4, 2010)

Robert Daniel Munson, 69, of Bay City passed away April 4, 2010. He was born Feb. 19, 1941 in Romayor, TX to the late Oren Munson & Anne Johnson Munson Swinford.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Robin Munson and a brother Albert Munson. Survivors include daughter Paige Martin & husband Lee of Burleson, TX; sisters Della Snider & husband Howard of Teague, TX & Polly Guidry & husband Dave of Bay City; brothers Felton Munson & wife Pat of Crockett, TX & Raymond Munson & wife Mary Ellen of Corpus Christi; grandchildren Drew Massey, Madeline Eidlebach, Caleb Eidlebach, Marcus & Ashley Venton, Victoria & Timothy Martin and great grandchild Nevaeh Venton.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Sylvia Munson
(August 27, 1926 - June 4, 2011)

 

Sylvia Munson was born August 27, 1926 to the late Paul and Mary Sipula and went to be with the Lord June 4, 2011. She loved life, her family & friends and Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Her beloved husband Albert Munson, Sr. preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Albert “Bubba” Munson, Jr. and wife Debbie; daughter Barbara Gandy and husband Byron; sister Cecelia Sherman; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Sylvia will be missed by her family and friends.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday, June 6, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net
 


John Benjamin Murphy

John Benjamin Murphy, 57, of Palacios died Tuesday, February 24, 1981 at Wagner General Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of Matagorda County and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U. S. Army. Survivors include: brothers, Ben C. Murphy and Leonard B. Murphy of Blessing. Funeral services will be held at the Palacios Funeral Home Thursday, February 26, at 2 p. m. with Rev. J. R. Gwin officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February, 1981
 


Katherine Pearl Murphy

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Pearl Murphy were held at 2 p. m. Saturday April 22, at the Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie Webb conducting. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

Daughter of the late John Edward and Octavia Blackburn, she was born in Wharton County on March 12, 1896. A resident of the Blessing community most of her life, she died Wednesday, April 19, in Wagner General Hospital.

She is survived by three sons, John, Ben and Leonard Murphy; one sister, Mrs. Annie Sherrer and six grandchildren, all of Blessing.

The Palacios Beacon, April, 1972
 


Kenneth Clayton Murphy
Dec. 24, 1962 – Oct. 5, 2008

Kenneth Clayton Murphy 45, of Bay City, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2008.

He was born on December 24, 1962 in Palacios, Texas to Ben Clayton and Sarah Loff Murphy.

Kenneth is survived by: his parents; sister, Susan Hornstein of Goliad; and his nieces and nephew, Christy, Jessica and Colton.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his sister, Gail Born, formerly of Edna.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2008 in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2008 in Bay City’s First Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing, Texas.

Officiating will be Dr. Michael Zimmerman.

Pallbearers will be Ed Armstrong, Luther Vincent, Jamie Buis, Marshall Murphy, Marty Luis and Stephen Wilson.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4401 Lilac Lane, Victoria, Texas 77901, or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761.

Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna. 361-782-2221

Bay City Tribune, Published October 8, 2008
 

Richard Murphy, Sr., 81, formerly of Murphy Supply Co. Elkhart, Texas passed away quietly in his sleep on July 28, 2009.

He is survived by: his wife, Manda Murphy and 10 children, Princess Ann Adams, Kelly Murphy, Danny Murphy, Peter Murphy, David Murphy, John Murphy, and Mike Twitchell, Terrie Pearsall, Richard Murphy, Jr., and Shelia Quimby by a previous marriage; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Ted Murphy; and half-sister, Ruthie Ellis.

A special memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday August 15, 2009 at The First Baptist Church in Sargent.

Condolence calls maybe received at 979-240-5955 and 903-948-8466.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 12, 2009
 

 

Marilyn Joyce Murray
Jan. 21, 1953  March 21, 2009


Marilyn Joyce Murray passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2009. She was born January 21, 1953 to Edward and Helen Swinky in Bay City.

Marliyn was a loving mom, wife, mimi, and sister.

She was co-owner of Murray's Hearing Aid Center in Baytown. She established a charity to help those who couldn't afford a hearing aide. Marilyn gave herself to anyone in need. She was Woman of the year for Alvin Chapter of American Business Women's Association. She was also active in the Catholic Daughters and Women's Club of shrine of the True Cross Church. Also, she was a lifetime member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Marilyn was preceded in death by: her daughter, Tammy Murray; her parents, Edward and Helen Swinky; and sister, Darlene Libby.

She is survived by; her husband of 37 years, Robert Murray; daughters, Robin Martinez and Wendy Murray and her finance Robert McCafferty; her grandchildren, Aidan Martinez, McKenzie Martinez and Lilly McCafferty; and her brothers, Eddie Swinky and wife Mary Swinky of Mathis, Daryl Swinky of Baycliff; and sister, Donna Clardy of Bay City.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009 with a vigil beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.

Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson 281-337-1515.
 

Bay City Tribune, Published March 26, 2009

 


James W. Murry - Hawley Cemetery
 


Mark Paul Murry
Feb. 8, 1952 – May 24, 2008

Mark Paul Murry, 56, of Collegeport passed away May 24, 2008.

He was born February 8, 1952 in Bay City, Texas to James Robert and Katy Noreen Harvey Murry. He was a former student at the Edith Armstrong Center in Bay City.

His father preceded him in death on November 3, 1999.

Survivors include his mother and loving caregiver, Noreen Murry; brother, Jim Murry; nephews, Paul Murry and wife Stacie, Robert Murry and David Murry; great niece, Emma Murry and great nephew Gage Murry.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck with the Rev. Mike Blevins and the Rev. Max Pluss officiating.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, Published May 28, 2008
 


Helen Muszynski
(October 6, 1918 - February 26, 2009)

 

Helen “Pat” Muszynski, 90, of Bay City, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009. She was born October 6, 1918 in Chicago, IL, to the late Michael Jendryka and Mary Puszkin Jendryka.
 

She lived in Chicago, IL until the 1980’s, when she moved to Texas to be with her daughter and grandchildren, after her husband passed away. While living in Bay City, Helen volunteered with the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Matagorda General Hospital and she also volunteered for Meals On Wheels. She enjoyed playing bingo and she was also an avid bowler.
 

She is preceded in death by her husband: Joseph Muszynski; parents: Michael and Mary Puszkin Jendryka; and brother: Anthony Jendryka.
 

She is survived by her daughter: Barbara Graham and husband Gary of Van Vleck; her grandchildren: Joanna Holt and husband Phil of Van Vleck, Jessica Graham of Sargent, and Justin Graham and wife Sarabeth of Fort Worth; by her great grandson: Brandon Holt; a sister: Ann Wills of Kent, WA; and a niece: Diane Ward and husband Fred of Kent, WA.
 

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, March 2, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casimir Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.
 

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.

Bay City Tribune, March 1, 2009                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Funeral services for Laura Lee Myers, age 37, were held Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Shannon Hopkins and Bro. Darrel Beggs officiated. Interment followed the services at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 

Mrs. Myers passed away on Monday at Providence Hospital in Waco. She was born in Nederland and grew up in Wharton County, graduating from Bay City High School with the Class of 1989. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in 1993 and a master's in 1995. Mrs. Myers married Brett A. Myers on Nov. 19, 1994.
 

She later earned another master's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2000.
 

Mrs. Myers taught at Coolidge Independent School District and at Navarro College and was currently teaching at Teague High School. She was also the twirling sponsor for the T.H.S. Band.
 

Mrs. Myers loved exercise and worked out frequently. She taught herself sign language and worked with the deaf for almost 15 years.
 

She was currently signing the Sunday morning worship service for Faith Baptist Church in Buffalo.
 

Mrs. Myers enjoyed photography and scrapbooking and spent many hours doing both with her beloved girls. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Teague.
 

Mrs. Myers taught Sunday school with her husband, lead children's choir, assisted with youth functions, taught Baptist Missions with her mother to children at Team Kid on Wednesday nights and was involved in other ministries at First Baptist.

She always had a smile that would light up the room and will be missed by her family and many friends.
 

She is survived by her husband of more than 14 years, Brett A. Myers of Teague; two daughters, Layne Grayson and Lauren Gabrielle Myers of Teague; her mother, Barbara "Gram" Carter of Teague; her mother-in-law, Lola Myers of Teague; her father-in-law, Bobby Myers and wife Beth of Bullard; her brother-in-law, Andy Myers of Teague; and one nephew, Cale Myers of Teague.
 

Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her father, Fred Yates Carter; and her maternal grandmother, Edna Soefje.
 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 791, Teague, TX. 75860; or to the First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund at the same address.

 

Visit the website at bowersfuneralhome. net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.


Wharton Journal-Spectator, February 14, 2009

 


Samuel Jack Myers, Sr.

 

Samuel Jack Myers, Sr., 80, of Markham died at his residence December 7, 2002.

 

He was born June 13, 1922 in Pass Christian, MS to the late Samuel and Louise Woodcock Myers. Mr. Myers was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Markham, a resident of Markham since 1973 and a former longtime resident of Gulfport, MS. He retired in 1984 from Southwestern Bell Telephone with 39 years of service. Mr. Myers served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII, and was a life member of VFW Post 2438 of Bay City.

 

Survivors include: wife: Elizabeth Bankhead Myers of Markham; daughter and son-in-law: Connie and Paul Morton of Deer Park, TX; sons: Samuel J. Myers, Jr. of Gulfport, MS and Kevin Drew Myers of Yuma, AZ; sisters-in-law: Juanita Myers of Gulfport, MS, and Janet Mullins of Markham; brother-in-law: A.R. "Sonny" Bankhead and wife Winnie of Markham; four grandchildren: Kara Myers of Jacksonville, FL, Krysten Watson of Clear Lake, TX, Nathan and Justin Morton of Deer Park, TX.

 

He was preceded in death by his brother Davis and his step-father "C.J." Powell.

 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be Billy M. Williams, H.W. Urban, Mike Saha, John Madison, Walter Woods, and Steve Clontz. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Taylor Bros.

 

Memorial may be made to Houston Hospice 1102 NorthMechanic, El Campo, TX 77437.

 

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

 

The Victoria Advocate, December 9, 2002

 

 

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