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
 


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
 


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

 

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
 


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

 


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

 

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

 


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

 

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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Created
Mar. 29, 2013
Updated
Mar. 29, 2013
 

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