Matagorda County Obituaries
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Lottie Mack

February 26, 1936 – April 14, 2014

Funeral services for Lottie Mack, 78, of Brazoria, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014, at St. Mark Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Texas.

Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery.

Visitation and guest book register will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City, Texas.

She was born in Cedar Lane, Texas on February 26, 1936, and passed away April 14, 2014, in Sweeny, Texas.

Survivors include a host of relatives and many friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, April 16, 2014
 


Willie Griggs Mack

Funeral services for Willie Griggs Mack, 50, of Bell Bottom Community, will be Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Greater Mount Zion Church in Brazoria, Texas, with Elder Roland Hendricks, Pastor and Dr. T. L. Richardson, eulogizing.

Viewing will be Friday, September 19, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary, Bay City, Texas.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery in Cedar Lake, Texas.

Willie is survived by her sons, Byron Mack (Carlas) of Houston and Bryan Mack of Cedar Lane; mother, Viola Grice; grandchildren, Koffee, Brynden and BraCayla; brother, Robert Griggs (Trisha); sisters, Gale Griggs and Dale Griggs; and an enormous amount of other family and friends.

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

Bay City Tribune, September 17, 2014
 


Rebecca 'Becky' A. Margos

January 1, 1941 – July 29,2014

PALACIOS - Rebecca 'Becky' A. Margos, 73, of Palacios, passed away on Tuesday July 29, 2014. She was born January 1, 1941, in Bridgeport to the late Thurman Grady and Louise Chappelle Rohus.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Tina (husband Roger) Coleman and Karen (husband Wade) Bailey; grandsons, Brian Coleman (wife Jessica), Chris Sappington (wife Leah), and Quinton Bailey; granddaughter, Bridgette Melton (husband Phillip); and great-grandchildren, Abby Sappington, Georgia Coleman, and Hope and Archer Melton.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter; three sisters; and two brothers.
A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Carancahua Chapel, with Mr. Hollie Briscoe officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of South Texas or Carancahua Chapel.

Services are under the directions of Slavik Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen St. Edna, 361-782-2152.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on August 1, 2014
 

After graduating from Bay City High School in 1945, Charles served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant in Korea from 1945-1947. He worked as a printer at the Daily Tribune for 13 years and as a postal clerk with the United States Postal Service, retiring after 28 years of service. Known as “The People’s Mayor,” he diligently served the Bay City community for 12 years where he worked with many local leaders and caring citizens to create a better quality of life for the city. Since 2006 he has been employed as a real estate broker with Thompson Land Company.

Charles has left a lasting imprint on the Bay City community. His volunteer work is well chronicled with Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and various organizations including Bay City Chamber of Commerce, Bay City Community Development Corporation, Matagorda County Economic Development Committee, Economic Action Committee, Unite Way, Historical Committee, Red Cross, Little League, and the Girls Softball Association. He held memberships with the Knights of Columbus #3070, Life Member of VFW Post #2438, American G. I. Forum, Bay City Booster Club, Bay City Community Education, Lions Club, Texas Region K. Water Planning, Cen-Tex Committee, and Commissioner of Matagorda County Sheriff Reserves.

Charles received numerous awards and appointments for his extensive contributions to the community including Headquarters Bicentennial Branch Award, United States Postal Service Award, Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, and Bay City Independent School District Distinguished Alumni Recognition; he had also served as President of Matagorda County Board of Realtors and Commander of American Legion Post II.

While assuming many prestigious roles in his lifetime, he always maintained key priorities in his life – faith, family, education, and friends. He leaves behind his wife, Mary Louise Martinez; daughters Julia Anita Ebanks & husband Ernie D. Ebanks of The Cayman Islands and Cecilia Martinez of Austin; sons Charles Martinez III & wife Theresa of Bay City and Mario Martinez & wife Louanne of Austin; grandchildren Charles Fabian Martinez, Stephanie Nicole Martinez, Mallory Louise Warnock & husband Staff Sgt. Sean Warnock, Annemarie Ebanks, Avery Martinez and McKenna Martinez and great grandchildren Clarice Renee Warnock and Addison Marie Warnock.

A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Sunday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be 10:00 AM Monday, August 18, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Bay City Tribune, August 17, 2014
 


Barney Mason, Sr.
March 31, 1930 –May 30, 2014

Chief Barney Mason, Sr., left this world he so proudly served on May 30, 2014.

His life began in a one room tent with a pot belly stove for cooking and heating in Boling, TX, on March 31, 1930. He was raised and attended school in Boling, and eventually served his country in the Korean Conflict from July 11, 1951 to April 11, 1953, when he was honorably discharged. He then began his career with the Bay City Police Department, with a staff of only one police car, two officers and the chief. Shortly after, he met and married the love of his life, Patsy Hubbard Mason, whom he spent the rest of his life with.

He then joined a men’s softball league, where he played as a star pitcher for the Butterkrust Old Pros, followed by the Lone Star Magic Caps, for many years. After a few years as an officer, he was promoted to chief and unselfishly served the city in this position, until his retirement in 1988. He considered law enforcement his “calling” and enjoyed every minute of it.

Afterwards, he spent most of his time at Bay City Country Club playing golf and dominoes with his same group of friends, until days before his passing. He also enjoyed fishing in Matagorda and walking the track every morning. Grandchildren were always a priority, and he loved taking them for rides in the golf buggy at the country club.

He had numerous awards and accomplishments throughout his life, but most recently, was honored by the American Legion and Bay City Cavalry for 60 years of service to his country and community. Even though he was a man of few words, everyone knew him as a warm hearted soul, full of positivity and kindness. In his final stages of life, he was thankful to all of the doctors, nurses and aides who provided such great care to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess. Sr., and Mildred Mason; and brothers Jesse, Jr., and Roy Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patsy Hubbard Mason of Bay City; son, Barney Mason, Jr. and his wife Sandra of Bay City; daughter, Patti Kapalski and her husband Charles of West Columbia; grandchildren, Ashley Horak and husband Steven, Scott Mason and Shelley Mason; great-granddaughter, Paige Horak; and soon to be great- granddaughter, Mollie Kate Horak; along with numerous other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Friends signed the guest book from 11 a.m., until service time Monday.

Pallbearers were James Pawlosky, Steven Horak, Scott Mason, Jimmy Folmar, Mason Ledwig and John Krenek.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Daugherty, Jimmy Williams, James Mullins, Babe Markowsky, Buzz Murphy, Buck Head, Dee Brainerd, Wilbur Chambers and all members of the Bay City Country Club.

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, June 4, 2014
 


Robert A. Matthews

September 28, 1944 –May 13, 2014

Robert A. “Bobby” Matthews, 69, of Van Vleck, TX passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Matagorda Regional Medical Center.

He was born to Sylvain A. “Jack” Matthews and Madelyn Lipscomb Matthews in Bay City, TX on September 28, 1944.

Robert graduated from Van Vleck High School in 1962 and later from Sam Houston State University with a Master’s Degree.

He spent over 30 years as a teacher and administrator in Bay City ISD. He was the Vocational Director for many years and he influenced thousands of young lives.

Robert was a member of the Matagorda County Cattlemen’s Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, and a board member of MEHOP. He was a lifetime member and Past President of Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association. He was an accomplished horseman, who rode a horse every day of his life if possible. Robert was an active member of First Baptist Church and he participated in several mission trips to Honduras.

Those who knew Robert will always remember his kind heart, generous nature, and compassionate smile. He was a friend to everyone he met, and will be greatly missed.

Robert is survived by Sharon Richardson and her daughters, Rebecca and Rachel; daughter, Samantha Hudgins (Kyle); and grandchildren, Sydney and Dawson. Also surviving is brother, Jack Matthews (Ollie); sister, Bonnie Barr (Lloyd); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles Matthews.

Visitation was held Friday, May 16, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 2321 Ave F, Bay City, TX, with Dr. Michael Zimmerman and Rev. Dr. James Ely officiating.

Interment followed at Matthews’ Cemetery on FM 2540.

Memorial gifts can be sent to MCFLA, to the Robert Matthews Memorial Scholarship Fund, at P.O. Box 1803, Bay City, TX 77404.

Pallbearers will be Mark Grisham, Mike Grisham, Cole Grisham, Alan Matthews, Bernard Graham, and Rodney Matthews, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Slone, Gene Sorensen, Jimmy Stewart, Gerald Ussery, Bruce Kay, Jimmy Grisham, and Ted Eiland.

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.

Daily Tribune, May 17, 2014
 


Ralph Martell Mayhew
May 6, 1922 –August 5, 2014

Ralph Martell Mayhew, reunited with his wife Nettie and daughter, Jo Ann, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Martell was born on May 6, 1922, in Etta, Mississippi to the late Joseph A. and Jessie Moody Mayhew.

Martell proudly served during WWII, in the Army Corp of Engineers, serving in the Pacific theatre, building airstrips for Allied forces. He was an old-school cowboy, giving advice to young cowboys. As Martell’s children were growing up, their friends loved to be around him and Nettie at different functions at their house. He was affectionately known by his great-grandchildren as “Cowboy Paw Paw”.

Martell is survived by his loving family, children, Lauren Smith (George) of College Station and Richie Mayhew (Nancy) of Bay City; niece, Linda Kucera; grandchildren, Brett Bevers and Amy Curbello (Ryan); great-grandchildren, Briahna Yuodsnukis, Bailey Schelp, Nicole Schelp and Ava Curbello; brother, Dallas Moody of Phoenix, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Nettie; and daughter, Jo Ann.

The family received visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Vergil Ichtertz officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Special thanks to caregivers, Leisa Presley and Bambi Cheek.

Serving as pallbearers were Tony Kucera Sr., Tony Kucera Jr., Gayle Holton, Harold Holton, Henry Schelp and Bailey Schelp.

Honorary pallbearers were Craig Kucera, Steve Holton, Ralph Thompson and Rocky Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Houston Hospice or VFW Post 2438.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

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

Bay City Tribune, August 8, 2014
 


Donald R. Mayo
October 19, 1946 - September 3, 2014

A funeral mass for Donald R. Mayo, 67, of Bay City, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, September 8, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a Rosary at 5 p.m., Sunday, September 7, 2014, in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg, Texas.

Donald was born on October 19, 1946, in Houston, Texas, to Charles Norman Mayo and Dorothy Marie (Schneider) Mayo. He passed away on September 3, 2014, at his home in Bay City, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Carlton Mayo; sister-in-law, Barbara Mayo; and niece, Lisa Mayo.

Donald is survived by his wife, Vicki (Beck) Mayo; children, Shannon Mayo-Briggs and husband Chad, Justin Mayo and wife Jennifer, Kristopher Stewart and wife Tammy, Lauren Morales and husband Michael, and Emily Butler and fiancé Noah Tadlock; siblings, Linda Berry and husband Joel, Tom Mayo and wife Rita, Rick Mayo, Jeff Mayo, Kevin Mayo and wife Myra, Shelly Halvorsen and husband Cliff, and Tim Mayo and wife Heather; sister-in-law, Jeannine Mayo; grandchildren, Helene Mayo, Aidan Flynn, Owen Mayo, Emma Mayo, Ainsley Briggs, Cole Stewart and Owen Morales; along with numerous other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will include Jerry Wheeler, George Guest, Jay Huitt, Cliff Halvorsen, Tom Kraft and Dennis Bauman.

Memorials may be made in Donald’s name to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center or to C.C.A.

For those wishing, tributes and words of condolence, may be left for the family at www.DavisGreenlawnfh.com.

Bay City Tribune, September 7, 2014
 


V. L. "Sonny" Meyer & A. Shirley Meyer - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Mark Vernon Meyer - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Chester O. Middleton & Johnnie V. Middleton - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Evelyn Maurine Sutton Mielsch
December 10, 1932 - July 23, 2014

Evelyn Maurine Sutton Mielsch, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after a brief illness.

Evelyn was born to Lewis L. and Thelma C. Sutton on December 10, 1932 in Henderson, Texas. Mr. Sutton, Evelyn’s father, was an oilfield worker and the family moved where the work was in Texas and Oklahoma, finally settling in Bay City, Texas, in 1945. She graduated from Bay City High School in June of 1950. She married the love of her life, John Paul “Bubsy” Mielsch on August 1, 1950.

Evelyn was a business woman, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with her own bookkeeping and tax service, Evelyn and Associates, in Bay City for a number of years. She was a long time member of Bay City First Christian Church where she held several offices, including Financial Secretary. Evelyn loved her church, especially partaking of the Lord’s Supper. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she held the offices of Worthy Matron, Deputy Grand Worthy Matron and Treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Paul; her son, Paul Lewis Mielsch, and daughter, Cathey Lynne Willson.

She is survived by her grandson, Dain Jackson Sawyer; and several aunts and cousins in Texas, Oklahoma and Washington. She is also survived by her long-time buddies and “gang members” Mary Lou Birkner of El Campo, TX, Mary Kiesling of Kenedy, TX and Janice Critendon of Olivia, TX; as well as close friend and “partner in crime” Judy Pennington and Kerry Ledwig of Bay City, TX.

Evelyn would be very upset if we failed to acknowledge the warm and loving treatment given her by the wonderful folks at Matagorda Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bay City and the tender, final care she received from the Houston Hospice.

There will be a graveside service at Cedar Vale Cemetery for close friends and family at 10 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2014, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., at Bay City First Christian Church, 3920 Doris St., Bay City, TX with the Rev. Tom Quirk officiating.

Memorials may be made to Bay City First Christian Church or the Order of the Eastern Star.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, July 27, 2014
 


Paul E. Mielsch & Cordelia S. Mielsch - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 
 


Mary Louis Miles

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Johnny Ray Miller - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Marjorie R. Miller - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Raymond Miller & Clara B. Miller - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

See also military marker
 

Ruben Braden Miller - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Katherine Ray Milliff
February 13, 1934 –May 27, 2014

Katherine Ray “Kay Rea” Milliff,  80, of Wadsworth, Texas, passed away May 27, 2014.

She was born February 13, 1934, in New Gulf, Texas, to the late George Peter Ottis and Meda Mangum Ottis. She was a 1952 graduate of Bay City High School.

Kay Rea was married to the love of her life, Jerry Milliff. for 55 years. Kay and Jerry partnered together in several businesses over the years. Her calling in life was serving others. She served her family, raising three children and grand-parenting five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She served her extended family and friends by opening her home in times of need, making them feel loved and welcomed. She served her church through the Sacred Heart Altar Society and served God throughout her life.

Kay Rea was preceded in death by her husband, James Gerold “Jerry” Milliff; brother, George Peter Ottis, Jr; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Milliff, Mike Milliff and Jim Gage; and grandson, Doug De Vos.

Survivors include her sons, Larry Milliff and wife Connie of Wadsworth, and John Milliff and wife Tammy of Bay City; daughter, Kay Lynn Kovar and husband Tom of Bay City; sisters, Jean Gage of Lake Arthur, LA, and Lynda Kennedy and husband Jay of Bay City; sisters-in-law, Peggy Ottis of Belton, TX and Karen Milliff of Conroe; grandchildren, Jennifer Kovar of Bay City, Jason and Lanie Milliff of Bay City, Brandon Milliff of Bay City, Kacey Milliff of Austin, TX, and Jessamyn De Vos of Bay City; great-granddaughter, Ellasyn Jane Milliff; great-grandson, Luke James Milliff; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family received friends and relatives from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014, at the funeral home, with a rosary at 6 p.m.

Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Bay City, with Msgr. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers were Jason Milliff, Brandon Milliff, Kelly Oates, Mike Oates, Tom Kovar and Dickie Kovar.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Bay City Tribune, June 1, 2014

 


John William Milner

December 24, 1934 – May 27, 2014

John William Milner, 79, of Bay City, Texas, passed away May 27, 2014.

He was born December 24, 1934, to the late William “Zeb” and Verda Milner.

He graduated from BCHS in 1952. He retired from Brown & Root Construction, worked many years in the oil field and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his children, Odie and Kim Milner, Suzan L. Thompson, John and Kathy Milner, Allen Milner, and Johnna and David Stevens; sister, Sallie Milner Salas; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the funeral home.

The Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas.

Memorials in his name may be made to Houston Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX 77437.

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, May 28, 2014
 


Sylvan Louis Miori
August 13, 1927 - July 29, 2014

Sylvan Louis Miori, 86, of Wharton, TX, died peacefully in his home on July 29, 2014, with his family by his side. 

Sylvan Miori is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty Brown Miori.  He is also survived by two children, Marsha Miori Breeden Petter and her husband Doug of Bay City, Texas and Louis E. Miori and his wife Michelle of Houston, Texas; along with six grandchildren, Clay Breeden and wife Jamie of Bay City, TX, Sean Breeden and wife Lexie of Ann Arbor, Michigan, D.J. Petter of Houston, TX, Jennifer Miori of Austin, TX, Steven Miori and wife Emmalie of Spring, TX, and Michael Miori of Houston, TX.  Sylvan Miori also is survived by four great-grandchildren, Raya and Reed Breeden of Bay City, and Gibson and Pearson Miori of Spring. Sylvan Miori has two surviving sisters, Clara Berkman of Victoria, and Lillian Lester of Huntsville; along with many nieces and nephews.

Miori was preceded in death by James Louis Miori, father; Victorina Magnia Miori, mother; Irene Miori, stepmother; brothers, James and Reynold Miori; and sister, Genevieve (Lee) Hall; all of Victoria, TX.

The son of an Italian immigrant farmer/rancher, Sylvan Miori was born on August 13, 1927, to James Louis Miori and Victorina Magnia Miori in Victoria, TX. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1945. Miori served in the U.S. Navy during and after World War II.  After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville on a football scholarship, and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Agriculture.  Miori moved to Wharton as the Assistant High School Football coach in 1951. That same year he met Betty Brown, who became his Bride on June 18, 1953 at Holy Family Catholic Church.  

In 1954, Miori was hired by T.S. Clements Company, an auto parts and sporting goods store, which he then purchased from Mr. Clements in 1959, renaming the business “S.L. Miori Company”. Miori was fortunate to have many loyal, dedicated employees over the years, and attributes much of his success to them.   Miori sold S.L. Miori Co. after 34 successful years in business in November of 1993. From 1972-1982, he also owned the Miller/Falstaff beer distributorship, which served both Wharton and Matagorda counties.

As a Wharton entrepreneur and philanthropist, Miori was a tremendous community leader. He served on many civic boards and committees. Not only was Miori a tremendous leader, but he and Betty were also tremendous givers. Miori was a volunteer auctioneer for over 35 years, helping to raise millions of dollars for local organizations.  Miori was recognized by the Wharton Chamber of Commerce in 1998 with an Outstanding Citizen Award for his and Betty’s philanthropic activities in the community.  

Sylvan Miori was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton, and involved with many activities and duties in the parish.

Miori’s proudest accomplishment was envisioning and founding a blood donation program geared to teens called TAPS (Teens are People Savers) in 1995. Through TAPS, teens were encouraged to give the “gift of life”. Miori’s vision was for teens to become lifelong blood donors so that recurring blood shortages would become a thing of the past. Many will remember Miori dressed in a vampire costume at the local high school blood drives, saying, “I vant your blood!”  The TAPS program collected over 26,000 pints of blood.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in his honor on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX, with The Most Reverend Bishop David E. Fellhauer of the Diocese of Victoria officiating.

The Miori Family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Sylvan’s hospice nurse, Joe Hochman, and to Sylvan’s private caretaker, Gloria Gaston, during the last three weeks of his life.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Family Life Center Building Fund of Holy Family Catholic Church, 2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488, the local office of Houston Hospice.

Bay City Tribune, August 6, 2014
 


A. Mitchell

Died on Thursday last, infant Son of Mr. A. Mitchell, aged 12 days.

Matagorda Bulletin, September 6, 1837
 


Phillip S. Montalvo - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Fortino C. Montoya - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Fortino C. Montoya
August 12, 1930 - August 23, 2014

Fortino C. Montoya, 84, of Bay City, TX, passed away August 23, 2014.

He was born August 12, 1930, in Bryan, TX, to the late John Montoya and Santos Garza Montoya. He was a butcher at QP and then at Three Brothers.

Survivors include his brother, Lupe Montoya and wife Aurora of Bay City; sisters, Dorothy Lopez of Houston and Regina Ramirez and husband Joe of Houston; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

A rosary was recited at 6 p.m., Monday, August 25, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX.

Funeral mass was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Msgr. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX.

His nephews served as 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, August 27, 2014
 


Jack Moon & Fern Moon - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Amon Moore & Mattie Moore - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Arthur Moore & Willie Mae Moore - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Donald E. Moore & Laura C. Moore - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Mary L. Moore - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Mattie A. Moore

Funeral services for Mattie A. Moore, “PeeWee”, of Bay City, Texas, will be Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary with the Rev. K. W. Bree Sr., officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after the services at St. John Cemetery in Van Vleck, Texas.

Final arrangements entrusted with Green’s Mortuary, Bay City, Texas,  979-245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, August 24, 2014
 


Caesar R. Morales - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Evaristo B. Moreno - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Nicolas B. Moreno - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Refugia S. Moreno - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Maurice S. Morris & Faith L. Morris - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Juanita D. Muniz - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Raymond Paul Munoz
April 18, 1959 – July 21, 2014

Raymond Paul Munoz, 55, of Wharton, TX died Monday, July 21, 2014 at a Bay City Hospital following a sudden illness.

He was born on April 18, 1959 in East Bernard, TX, a son of Pascual B. Munoz, Sr, and Irene Fiqirova.

Mr. Munoz was a life-long resident of Wharton. Raymond worked for years for Pantone-Industrial. He attended school in Hungerford, TX. Raymond enjoyed drinking, eating, traveling, shopping, long drives, being with family and spoiling his grandkids.

His brothers, Pascual B. Munoz Jr. and George Munoz, preceded him in death.

A visitation was held on Thursday evening at Wharton Funeral Home at 4 p.m., with rosary at 7 p.m.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Friday July 25, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Daniel Danso officiating.

Burial followed the funeral service at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton, TX

Pallbearers were Alex DeLaRosa, Reyes DeLaRosa, Edward Garcia, Jr, Mike J. Munoz, Timothy Delgado and Donald Delgado.

Survivors include his daughters, Stacie Munoz of Bay City, Kimberly Munoz of El Campo and Natalie Erevia of Bay City; sons, Raymond Munoz Jr. of Austin and Philip Erevia and wife Casey of Bay City; sisters, Susie Perez and husband Paul of El Campo, Dolores DeLaRosa and husband Richard of Bay City and Cindy Vidales and husband Michael of Bay City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Condolences can be left at whartonfuneralhome.com.


Beatrice Murphree

November 29, 1939 – June 25, 2014

Beatrice Murphree, 74, formerly of Bay City, TX, passed away June 25, 2014.

She was born November 29, 1939 in El Campo, TX, to the late Earl Mitchell and Bessie Scheller Mitchell. She graduated from Bay City High School. For a number of years she worked for Dr. Tillman Daniel and Bay City Bank and Trust. She most recently had devoted her skills to child care.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Murphree of Cedar Park, TX; daughter, Janet Evans and husband John of Allen, TX; son, Mike Murphree and wife Christy of Cedar Park, TX; sisters, Lorene Hildebrand of El Campo and Bernice Spradling of Rosenberg; and grandchildren, Holly Murphree and Collin Murphree.

The family received friends and relatives from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Bro. Larry Macomber officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Mace Murphree, Barney Murphree, John Evans, Mark Murphree, Randy Hildebrand and Johnny Popek. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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

Bay City, Texas, June 29, 2014
 


Nancy Marie Murphree - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Calvin Murphy
May 28, 1954 – July 20, 2014

Funeral services for Calvin “Canks” Murphy, 60, formerly of Bay City, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, Texas, with burial to follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation and guest book register will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014, at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City.

He was born in El Campo, Texas, May 28, 1954, to Clark Murphy Sr. and Lucille Craft Murphy, and passed away July 20, 2014, in Houston, Texas.

Survivors include an enormous host of relatives and friends.

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

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

Bay City Tribune, July 30, 2014
 


Nevada Sowell Mutchler - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Elbert J. Myers & Viola F. Myers - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

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Mar. 29, 2013
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Mar. 29, 2013
 

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