Matagorda County Obituaries
Bobby Allen McAfee, Sr.
(November 27, 1929 - May 14, 2008)
McAfee, Sr., “Grandpa”, 78, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May
14, 2008, in Angleton, Texas. He was born November 27, 1929 in
Corsicana, Texas to Leroy and Johnnie McAfee. He was preceded in
death by 7 older brothers and sisters. He was a devoted Christian
and dedicated Family man. Dad loved fishing and raised his sons
fishing in Matagorda, Texas where he retired in 1994 and continued
enjoying his love of the bays and, playing cards and dominoes with
all of his friends.
He is survived by
his four sons Dennis, Bob Jr., Hal, and Danny McAfee, 3 daughter-
in-laws, Betty, Candy and Cheryl, 12 grand children; Dennis Jr.,
Elizabeth, Jonathan, Bobby III, Shannon, Julian, Jennifer, Cheridan,
Christopher, Brandon, Shawn, and James;11 great-grand children and
two older sisters, Florine Grey, and Marcialette Hettig.
The family will
receive visitors from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday at Taylor Bros.
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday, May
18, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Matagorda, Texas
with Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating. Interment will follow at the
Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, Texas. Pallbearers will be Pat
Keton, Terry Oglesby, Bruce Smith, Tom Klaiber, Roff Krueger and
The family would
like to thank the IPH Hospice and Cypress Woods Care Center staff in
Angleton, TX for all of their wonderful care and support given to
our Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church
of Matagorda, Texas. Online condolences may be shared with the
family at www.taylorbros.net.
Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.
McCarter, Jr. - Hawley Cemetery
Marvin McCarter, Jr.
Marvin Hubert McCarter, Jr.,
51, of Midfield passed away July 10, 1997 after a brief,
but courageous battle with cancer. He was born October
31, 1945 in Washington, D. C. to Marvin H. McCarter, Sr.
and Elizabeth Fain.
He served proudly in the
United States Air Force. He and his family lived in
various locations throughout Texas, but made Matagorda
County their home in 1977. Marvin was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Markham and was employed by
Valero Energy Corporation for 27 years. He was preceded
in death by an infant son, Marvin Hubert McCarter III
and his mother, Elizabeth Fain. He is survived by his
loving wife of 33 years, Darlene; two daughters and
son-in-law, Doris and Randy Streams of Blessing and
Patricia McCarter of Midfield; a son and
daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Amanda McCarter of
Kentucky; grandchildren, Kristan Streams, Kyle Streams,
and Brittany McCarter, his father, Marvin H. McCarter,
Sr. of Midfield; sister, Sharon White of Arizona;
step-sister, Dorothy Hillis of California; and
mother-in-law, Gertrude Wendel of Sonora. The family
will receive friends from 5 to 8 p. m. Saturday, July
12, 1997 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Sunday, July
13, 1997 at the First Baptist Church in Markham with
Rev. Howard Harper officiating. Burial will follow at
Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Steve
Hamlyn, Nick Dellinger, Rocky Hudgeons, Mike Woodring,
Wilson Turpin and Richard Chase. Honorary pallbearers
are Steve Webb, Victor Billings, Jim Curlee, Gene
Perrier, Johnny Harris, and Jimmy Stafford. Memorials
may be made to the Scholarship Fund benefitting Patricia
McCarter; in care of Valero Energy Corporation Attention
Denise Dickerson 3600-D Ave F, Bay City, TX 77414.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay
Daily Tribune, July
AUSTIN - Homer
McClary was born May 20, 1929, in Kenedy. He died Sept. 2, 2010,
in Austin. The McClary family moved to Palacios in 1931. Homer grew
up there, went to school there, graduated high school there, and
joined the National Guard there before enlisting in the
Army on Aug. 31, 1949.
Promoted to the rank of sergeant, Homer was honorably discharged on
March 7, 1953. While stationed in Maryland, Homer met and married
Rosemarie Krell on Sept. 1, 1951.
After discharge they moved back to Palacios. While in Palacios, the
McClary's had a son, John L., and a daughter, Bonnie Jean, they
raised there before moving to Victoria in 1969.
Homer worked for Alcoa Aluminum Company in Point Comfort for 43
years before retiring and moving to Rockaway Beach, Mo. After a few
years in Missouri, the McClary's moved to Austin, to be near their
children and grandsons. Homer was active in the United Methodist
church and choir, Boy Scouts, and the Lions Club while in Palacios.
He also was a Red Cross volunteer and Alderman for two years in
Rockaway Beach, Mo.
His family and friends will miss him greatly.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ray; his sister, Grace; as
well as his daughter, Bonnie.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; son, John L. and his wife
Nancy; and grandsons, Wyatt and Mason.
Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills,
9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, on Friday, Sept. 10. There will be
a graveside funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the
Liberty Hill Cemetery, in Liberty, on Hwy 29 across from the old
Bryson Stage Stop and Liberty Hill Pioneer Village. Doug Taylor, his
son-in-law, will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Wyatt and Mason Taylor, Lee Johnson, Josh Melle,
Dudley Lightsey, and Jeremy Jesmer.
The family wishes to thank his doctors and staff at St. David's
Hospital, Round Rock, and especially the Lighthouse Hospice, 8701 N.
Mopac, Ste. 420, Austin, TX 78759.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Lighthouse Hospice.
Published in Victoria Advocate on
September 9, 2010
Memorial services for Hal Grady McComic, 79, of Palacios, Tx. was
held Nov. 23, 2008, at Solid Rock Fellowship Church in Palacios with
the Pastors Bob and Billy Burch officiating.
Mr. McComic was born July 19, 1929 in Hugo, Oklahoma to the late
James Roy and Margurite McComic. He graduated to heaven on Nov. 8,
Hal was very proud of his Choctaw Indian heritage. He was a veteran
of the Korean War. During his service he received the Good Conduct
Medal, The Meritorious Unit Emblem, National Defense Service Medal,
Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a
member of Palacios V.F.W. Post 2467 and had a great respect for his
fellow veterans. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.
He volunteered for many charities that needed his help including the
Palacios Friend of Elder Citizens where he volunteered an enormous
amount of hours and wrote a column for the Palacios Beacon. He was a
member of the Solid Rock Fellowship Church.
He was survived by his sister and brother-in-law Betty and John
Lanza, of Arcadia, CA; sister Helen Martindale of Anaheim, CA;
sister-in-law Marlene McComic of Riverside, CA; and seven nieces and
Hal was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Roy Glenn
Memorials may be sent to Solid Rock Fellowship, 1800 First St.,
Palacios, TX 77465 or to the Houston Hospice, 1102 North Mechanic,
El Campo, TX 77437.
The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday,
November 19, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. -- Sherri L. McCord,
36, of Jacksonville, Ark., died Saturday, March 2, 2002.
She was born April 20, 1965, in Houston,
to Sandra Sparks of Jacksonville, Ark. and Ronald P. Warren Sr. of
Houston. She was a Baptist.
Survivors: daughter, Ashli Megan McCord
of Jacksonville, Ark; parents; and brother, Ron Warren Jr. of
Graveside services will be 2 p.m.
Saturday at Hawley Cemetery
[Matagorda County, Texas], the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Taylor
Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.
THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, March 7,
Annie Ruth McCray
Sept. 24, 1924 – May 31, 2007
Memorial services for Annie Ruth McCray,
82, of Bellbottom Community, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June
9, 2007, at St. Mark Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Texas.
Burial will follow at St. Mark’s
The Bay City Tribune, June 6,
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
Betty McLendon McCroskey
McCroskey, Betty McLendon, a long-time
resident of Bay City, passed away early this morning in Gulf Coast
Medical Center, Wharton. She was 79 years of age. Services will be
held at 10:30 a. m., Saturday, March 11 in St. Thomas Episcopal
Church, Wharton. Survivors are one daughter, Betty McCroskey Curlee
of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Eddie Henderson, Mary Montgomery,
Gussie Lee Clark and Mrs. A. L. Clark and one brother, T. A.
The Daily Tribune, March, 1972
James Harrison McCroskey
- Hawley Cemetery
McCroskey - Hawley Cemetery
Mr. J. H. McCroskey passed
away in the hospital at Wharton, Texas, Saturday night.
Mr. McCroskey has been a
resident of this county practically his entire life,
having been connected with the Pierce Estate.
Funeral services were held
yesterday afternoon from the Walker-Matchett Funeral
Home with the Rev. E. W. Thompson, of Markham,
officiating. Burial in Hawley Cemetery.
He is survived by Jim
McCroskey, of Fresno, Cal., and T. K. McCroskey, of
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Mattie Kuykendall - Hawley Cemetery
Mrs. J. H. McCroskey
Mrs. J. H. McCroskey died at her home in
Markham Saturday night at 12:30 a. m., age 69 years, 3 months and 2
days after an illness of seven months, caused from a broken hip.
Mrs. McCroskey is survived by her husband, two sons, Jim of Fresno,
Calif., T. K. of Markham, two sisters, Miss Emma Kuykendall of
Markham and Mrs. Haggard of Newgulf. Funeral services at Hawley
Cemetery this afternoon, Monday, July 16 at 4 p. m. Rev. Robert
Paine officiating. Funeral arrangements under the direction of
Walker-Matchett Funeral Home.
Unknown newspaper and date
Thomas Griggs McCroskey
- Hawley Cemetery
Funeral Services Are Held For Vet Of
World War II
Funeral services for Thomas Griggs
McCroskey, 28, of Markham were held last week with burial in Hawley
Mr. McCroskey died in the Matagorda
General Hospital after an illness of several months. He had a rare
blood disease, contracted while serving with the armed forces in the
Pacific theatre of operations during World War II.
Mr. McCroskey and his wife, the former
Geraldine Lauderback, owned and operated a store in Markham. His
wife and baby son, Michael James, survive.
Mr. McCroskey was born in Bay City,
April 29, 1919. His grandfather was the Matagorda and Wharton
Counties’ pioneer, John McCroskey. He withdrew from Texas A. & M.
College to enter the armed forces and served four years and nine
He had lived most of his life with his
aunt, Mrs. Betty McCroskey, until the time of his military service
Matagorda County Tribune, date
Voss McCrosky Sr.
(November 3, 1915 - April 3, 2010)
John Voss McCrosky, Sr. passed away
April 3, 2010 in Bay City, TX. He was born November 3, 1915 in
Alice, TX to the late Thomas Kuykendall McCrosky and Asa Griggs
McCrosky. Voss was a long time rancher and cowboy. He worked for
many ranchers throughout Texas and raised cattle and quarter
horses for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Matagorda
County Fair & Rodeo Association; a lifetime member of Bay City &
Van Vleck FFA; Outstanding Cattleman of the Year in Matagorda
County; organized the first 4-H Horse Club & first TYRA Rodeo in
Matagorda County. He was a charter member of Descendant’s of
Austin’s Old Three Hundred and a fifth generation Texan, whose
ancestors settled Austin’s Colony of Texas. Voss was preceded in
death by his wife, Louise Lloyd McCrosky, of 63 years, his
brother, Griggs McCrosky, and a daughter, Patsy Sells. He is
survived by a son, John Voss McCrosky, Jr. and wife, Jeanette,
and daughters, Donna Johnson and husband Hubert of Bay City and
Elaine Hoffpauir and husband, David of New Waverly; a brother,
T. K. Peter McCrosky and wife Sybil of Iowa, LA; a sister, Peggy
McKenna of Orange, TX; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great
grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
April 6 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Funeral
services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at First United
Methodist Church, Bay City, with Rev. Chris Harrison
officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery,
Blessing, TX. Pallbearers will be Clifford Chamblee, Clay
Hoffpauir, Tony Treese, Jim D. Pohlmeyer, Paul Davis, Carl King,
Steven Kulak and David Orr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Camille
Green, Floyd Zboril, Billy Schwertner, Ronnie Plant, Mike
Buffalo, Dan Harris, Jake Foltyn and Bud Stewart. Memorials may
be made to First United Methodist Church and Matagorda County
Museum in Bay City.
George H. McDonald
(January 9, 1926 - June 8, 2010)
George H. McDonald,
84, of Bay City passed away Tuesday June 8, 2010 at his residence
following a long illness. George was born on January 9, 1926 in
Beaumont, Texas to parents Peter and Evelyn Laribee McDonald. George
was a 32year employee of the Texas Dept. of Transportation as a
senior structural engineer until his retirement in May of 1987. He
was a veteran of the Army Air Corp serving in World War II. He was
also a member of the Bay City chapter of The Gideons International.
He is preceded in
death by his parents, an infant son, Robert Lynn McDonald, a sister,
Mary Joyce McDonald, and an adopted sister Helen Lighter. He is
survived by his wife of 62 years, Leota McDonald of Bay City, his
sons and their wives, Wayne and Nancy McDonald of Burleson, Texas,
Glenn and Carol McDonald of Houston, Keith and Alice McDonald of
Vidor, and Jon Marc and Rebecca McDonald of Cypress. He is also
survived by his grandchildren, Kent and wife Crystal McDonald,
Courtney McDonald, Joshua and wife Crystal McDonald, Chelsea
McDonald, Ashton McDonald, Joelea McDonald and Mitchell McDonald, as
well as great grandchildren Jerry Glenn, Kaiden, Savannah and
will be held Friday June 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist
Church of Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment
will follow at
Memorial Park in Van Vleck. His sons and
grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church
of Bay City. Contributions may also be made to the American Diabetes
Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Services are under
the direction of Bay City Funeral Home(979) 245-4893.
Bay City Tribune,
June 11, 2010
SARAH JEAN MCDONNEL
BAY CITY - Sarah Jean
McDonnel, 79, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at
Matagorda County Hospital after a short illness. She was born Sept.
15, 1929, in Corpus Christi, to Walter James and Willine Mead
Bickford. She was currently a member of Nichols Street Church of
Christ in Bay City and former member of The Church of Christ in
She is survived by one sister, Norma L. Gates of Bay City; three
nephews: Kenneth Wayne Gates and wife Rose Marie of Corpus Christi,
David Michael Gates and wife Katherine of Dayton, and Richard Jones
and wife Laura of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Elton McDonnel Jr.;
her parents; and two sisters: Nedra Lois and Billie Mae Bickford.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009 at
Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Refugio with Bro. Craig Van Dyke
officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Refugio.
Moore Funeral Home, Refugio, 361-526-4334.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on 4/10/2009
WILLIAM "BILLY" MCDOWELL
BAY CITY - William
C. "Billy" McDowell, 65, of Bay City, passed away July 1, 2009. He
was born Dec. 24, 1943 to the late Roy William and Martha Lucille
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Debra
McDowell of Austin, and nephew and niece, Wesley Campbell and
Melissa Anne McDowell, both of Austin.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at Taylor
Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/2/2009
Thomas A. “Tommy”
Thomas A. “Tommy” McElmurry, Jr., 18, of
Blessing died following an auto-train accident on September 18.
Survivors include: parents, Tom and Vera McElmurry, Sr., of
Blessing; six sisters, Cynthia Palmer of Harlingen, Texas, Anita
Burrhus, Wilma Garza, Joanna Horton, Treva McElmurry and Audra
McElmurry all of Blessing. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
and other relatives and loved ones. He was a former student of
Tidehaven Independent School District and a Blessing area resident
for the past three years. The funeral will be held at St. Peter’s
Catholic Church in Blessing on Friday, September 21, at 10:00 a. m.
Reverend Jerome Stryke will officiate and interment will be held at Hawley Cemetery.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 p. m., Thursday, September 20, at Taylor
Brothers Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Taylor Brothers
The Daily Tribune, September,
Doris McGee, 79, of Balch Springs, and formerly of Bay City passed
away May 21, 2008 at her son’s residence following a long illness.
She was born on August 3, 1928 in Stevensville, Texas to parents
Charles Raymond and Lela Mae Allen Martin. She had been a resident
of Bay City for 33 years and was a member of the Nichols Street
Church of Christ.
Her parents, her husband, James Frank McGee; two sisters; one
brother and a grandson preceded her in death.
She is survived by: her children, Gary and Sharon McGee of Bay City,
James and Rosie McGee of Dallas, Frank and Dawn McGee of Denton, Roy
and Shana McGee of Victoria, Fay and Don Wilson of Bay City, Jean
and Allen Blanton of Bay City and Martha and Karl Kinchloe of Bay
She is also survived by: her grandchildren, Wendy, William, James,
John, Bill, Donna, Matthew, Megan, Byron, Jason, Brandy and Justin
McGee, Stephanie, Michael and Ben Wilson, Rikki Ingram, and Lora and
Jessica Blanton as well as 23 great-grandchildren, one great
great-grandchild and her loving dog, Sandy.
Visitation will begin Sunday May 25 at the Bay City Funeral Home and
funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 26 at the
Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Macomber officiating.
Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include James Edward McGee, William McGee, Ben
Wilson, Michael Wilson, Rufus Urquidez, Dalton Schmidt, John McGee,
Byron McGee, and Jason McGee.
The family would like to express their heart-felt appreciation to
daughter-in-law Rosie McGee for her loving care for Doris during the
last few years of her life.
Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.
Bay City Tribune, Published May 25, 2008
Mildred Kathleen "Kay" McGee
(March 21, 1924 - December 28, 2005)
“KAY” McGEE , 81, of Bay City died December 28, 2005 at Matagorda
General Hospital in Bay City. She was born March 21, 1924 in
Lebanon, MO to the late Bennett Virgil and Bertie Jo Miles Brown.
Mrs. McGee was a resident of Bay City since 1999 and a former
longtime resident of Lebanon, MO. She was a member of the Baptist
include: daughter: Barbara Sue Easter of Lebanon, MO; 2 sons and a
daughter-in-law: Edward Leon McGee and Gary Don & Cathy McGee all of
Bay City; 6 grandsons: Donald, Brian, & Shawn Allman all of Lebanon,
MO, Jeff Allman of Orlando, FL, Les McGee of Freeport, and Cody
McGee of Bay City; and by 1 great granddaughter: Kayla Allman of
Lebanon, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford D.
will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 3, 2006, at the Holman - Howe
Funeral Home in Lebanon, MO. Interment will follow at the Lebanon
Cemetery in Lebanon, MO. Memorials may be made to the St. Peter
Lutheran Church, 3000 9th St. Bay City, TX 77414. Arrangements with
Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
Eugene "Mack" McGill
(December 22, 1923 - November 27, 2005)
“Mack” McGill, 81, of Bay City died November 27, 2005 at the
Matagorda House surrounded by all his family in his final week. He
was born December 22, 1923 in Spring, TX to the late Willie B. and
James Nannie Collins McGill. Mack was a resident of Bay City since
1968, a member of the Methodist Church, and a member of the Masonic
AF & AM Lodge # 40 in Victoria, TX. He retired from the Union
Pacific Railroad after 42 years of service. Mack’s enthusiasm for
life was obvious and he enjoyed good food, music, dancing,
gardening, barbeque, and especially deer hunting, which he did for
many years, and was a lifelong member of the National Rifle
Association. For the last two years, Mack endured declining health,
refusing to submit, choosing rather to focus on his family, friends,
and life. His unfailing humor and spirit will be remembered by all
those fortunate to know him. The family wishes to thank everyone who
participated in Mack’s care. It has been a large number of people,
and you’ve all been wonderful. Daddy grew fond of so many of you.
Please remember Daddy with a smile, and know that he is in a better
place, telling stories and planning jokes, and celebrating his new
life. Survivors include: daughter & son-in-law: Charla & Jim
McMichael of Friendswood, TX; son: Mark McGill of Angleton; 1
grandson: Andy McMichael, who was the light of his life; his
sweetheart: Margaret Meador of Bay City, with whom he had so many
good times and great memories and the Meador children and
grandchildren, whom he lived for the days he could spend time with
them. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and was
blessed to have many lifelong good friends. He was preceded in death
by his wife Bettie McGill; and all five brothers and sisters.
Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at Taylor
Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. John-Nelson Pope officiating. Interment
will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends
at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements
with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City (979) 245-4613.
Andrew James “Pat” McGinnis
Andrew James “Pat” McGinnis, 56, of
Markham died Jan. 10, 1977 in the Veteran’s Hospital in Houston. He
was born Sept. 16, 1920 in Markham. He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Mildred McGinnis of Markham; his mother, Mrs. Fannie McGinnes
of Bay City; one daughter, Mrs. Debbie Poessel of Blessing; two
sons, Mick McGinnis of Holbrook, Ariz., and A. J. “Drew” McGinnis,
Jr., of Blessing; two brothers, Noel McGinnis of Victoria and Coy
McGinnis of Missouri City and five grandchildren. Services will be
held Jan. 12, at 3 p. m. at the Taylor Brothers Chapel. The Rev.
Claude Cagle will officiate. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.
Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, January 11,
Andrew F. McGinty
Oct. 26, 1925 – Dec. 2, 2010
Andrew F. McGinty, 85, journeyed into the
arms of his Lord on December 2, 2010, in the presence of his loving
He was born October 26, 1925, in Smackover,
Arkansas, to the late William Harrison McGinty and Myrtle Tipton
He served in the United States Navy as a
Seaman Second Class from August 11, 1943 to May 17, 1946, and was
very proud to have served his country. In 1986, he retired after 32
years as an Operator for Texaco.
Andrew “loved the Lord with all his heart,
soul and strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). He was a member of the Family
Worship Center where he had served as a Deacon for many years. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather and will be missed greatly.
He and his wife of 63 years, Freda Mae
Wheeler, were married in Longview, Texas in 1947. They were blessed
with one son and two daughters.
His son, William Dale McGinty; sisters,
Fayela (infant), Melba Taylor and Edith Clark; brothers Lonnie,
Robert (R. J.) and Wallace (W. C.) all preceded him in death.
Survivors include: his wife, Freda of Bay
City; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Berny Schneider of Bay City
and Linda and Randy Kelley of El Maton; grandchildren, Andrea,
Nathan, Andrew, Mikey, Chris and Jonathan; great-grandchildren,
Madison, Sophia, Ethan, Haylee, Nick, Ryan, Kayson, Riley, Landon,
Emilee, Jacob, Cole and Kirra; sister, Wanda Pierce of Kilgore;
brother Charlie of Tyler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Saturday,
December 4, 2010, at the Family Worship Center with the Rev. James
Burial will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Kilgore
Memorial Gardens in Kilgore, Texas with his nephew the Rev. Ricky
Pallbearers will be Andrew Woodson, Mikey
Woodson, Chris Schneider, Jonathan Schneider and Nathan McGinty.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s
Online condolences may be shared with the
family by visiting
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral
Home in Bay City, 979-245-4613.
Bay City Tribune, Sunday,
December 5, 2010
Ralph J. McGlothlin
Funeral services for Ralph J. McGlothlin,
84, of San Angelo, formerly of Bay City, will be held 2 p. m.
Saturday at First Baptist Church with Dr. W. D. Baker officiating.
Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery
Visitation is today.
Mr. McGlothlin was born Sept. 19, 1904,
in Beaver City, Neb., to John Franklin and Elizabeth Retterman
McGlothlin, and died Jan. 4, 1989 in Shannon Hospital, San Angelo,
He worked for many years for Rugeley
Motor Co. and served as a deacon at First Baptist Church while
residing in Bay City.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes
McKissick McGlothlin of San Angelo; a son, Ralph Norman McGlothlin
of San Antonio; a sister, Gladys Runyon of San Angelo; two
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers include Dick Bachman, Jack
Callihan, Bill Ehlert, Wayne Michael, Gordon Hardegree and Gaston
Services are under the direction of Dick
R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, January, 1989
DAVE MCGRUE JR.
BAY CITY - Funeral services for Dave McGrue Jr., 86, of Bay City,
who passed away March 25, 2008, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday,
April 2, 2008 at New Hope Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev.
T.L. Richardson, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City,
Published in the Victoria Advocate
BURTA LOUISE MCINTOSH
BAY CITY -
Burta Louise McIntosh, age
64, of Bay City, went to be with her heavenly Father on March 29,
2010. She was born Sept. 28, 1945 in Chester, Pa. to Donald M. and
Charlotte M. Brown. She was a faithful member of First Baptist
Church of Van Vleck. She was a pharmacy technician at The Medicine
Shoppe for 25 years. She was a Jobs Daughter while living in San
Diego, Calif. She was also an avid reader. Burta never met a
stranger and was a great comfort to all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, David McIntosh; mother,
Charlotte M. Dessauer Brown; sister, Donna and husband Ram Ramirez;
children, Cheryl and husband James Moon, Martin Strong, Brent and
wife Shannon, Bryan and wife Melissa, and Belinda Walden; a niece,
Donna and husband Brent Elrod; a nephew, Richard and wife Ellen;
grandchildren, Crystal and Jeremiah Leatherwood, Brent, Brandon,
Sarah, Josh, Valarie and Emma Kate; also two great-grandchildren,
and several great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald M. Brown, and a
granddaughter, LeeAnn A. Moon.
Visitation was Tuesday, March 30 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with family
present 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The service will be at 1 p.m., today, March
31, at First Baptist Church in Van Vleck.
Pallbearers are Brent McIntosh, Bryan McIntosh, Brent Elrod, Curtis
Dykes, James Moon, and Jeremiah Leatherwood.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist
Church of Van Vleck, Building Fund, P.O. Box 541, Van Vleck, Texas
Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.
Published in Victoria Advocate on
March 31, 2010
Douglas Lehman McKinley
(September 15, 1932 - January 27, 2009)
Lehman “Doug” McKinley, 76, of Selkirk passed away January 27, 2009.
He was born Sept. 15, 1932 in Houston, Texas to the late Thomas
Oscar & Amber Losene Harris McKinley.
Doug was a Sgt. in
the US Army and worked as a Pressman for the Houston Post and later
for the Houston Chronicle and Gulf Publishing. He was an avid hunter
and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors all his life. He spent many
happy times at Sam Rayburn
fishing and camping and shared his love of nature with his children.
In recent years, he became a collector of antique items of many
He is survived by his
daughter and her husband Melissa McKinley & Dennis Klekar of League
City; son Tim McKinley of Houston; brothers Frank and Jesse McKinley
and grandchildren Taylor Klekar & Grant McKinley.
A memorial service
honoring his life will be 11:00 AM Monday,
Feb. 2, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Zach Nicholson
officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Bay City Tribune,
February 1, 2009
Frances Vacek McKissick
Frances Vacek McKissick, 64, of Palacios
died January 21 at the Matagorda General Hospital. Survivors
include: husband, G. B. McKissick of Palacios; daughter, Mrs. Patsy
Frick of Blessing; two sons, Jimmie McKissick of Midfield and Walter
McKissick of Palacios; four sisters: Mrs. Wilma Steibr of Rosenberg,
Mrs. Tillie Bryant of Houston, Mrs. Marie Stanley of Markham, and
Mrs. Beatrice Ferro of Stafford; five brothers: Robert Vacek of
Rosenberg, Jerome Staches, Louis and James Vacek of Palacios; five
grandchildren. Rosary will be said by Msgr. C. J. Martin at 7:30 p.
m. Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday, January 23, at 2:30 p. m. at Taylor Bros. Chapel with
Rev. Sid Tennery officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery
with pallbearers being: Kenneth and Gerald McKissick and , Jeff
Darby, Patrick Keszler, Tom Curnutt, Rocky Curnutt, Eddie Vacek and
Butch Bowers, honorary pallbearers will be Toms B. Simpson and
Charlie Smith. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, January, 1979
Gerald McKissick, 63, of Bay City died
March 30, 2001 at his residence. He was born September 8, 1937 in
Bay City to Thomas Walter and Alma Vavra McKissick. He was a
resident of Bay City the past year and a former longtime resident of
the El Maton area.
Survivors include: two daughters, Kathy
McKissick of Bay City and Kimberly McKissick of Bryan, Texas; son
and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Charlotte McKissick of Bay City;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Jessie and Jack Falks of Somerville and
Susie and Craig Glasscock of El Maton; brother and sister-in-law,
Kenneth and Laura McKissick of Markham; four grandchildren, Brandon,
Bradley and Bryce McKissick, and Hillary Vandervort all of Bay City.
He was preceded in death by his wife Donna McKissick and his father
Thomas Walter McKissick.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday,
April 1, 2001 at Taylor Bros Funeral Home with the Pastor Rodney Box
officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers will
be Kenny and Kevin McKissick, Jack Falks, Jr., Greg Cain, Michael
Glasscock and Jamie McAda. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon,
Bradley and Bryce McKissick and Bruce Ramsey.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros.
Funeral Home. A00011A2001AR01
The Daily Tribune, Sunday, April
Merle Lynda McKissick passed away February 1, 2009 at Matagorda
Mrs. McKissick was born
October 28, 1923 in Samaria,
Oneida, Idaho to Levi G. Waldron
and Sarah Eliza Thomas Waldron. She being the youngest of eleven
Her parents and all of her siblings have preceded her in death.
Lynda as her friends and family knew her was raised on a ranch in
southern Idaho. Lynda and Bill McKissick met and married in
California during WWII. After the war they came to Texas where Bill
worked for Phillips Petroleum and Lynda worked for J.C. Penney Co.
Lynda is survived by: her husband of 65 years, Bill McKissick, of
Bay City; daughter and son-in-law, Jerallyn and E. J. Thormaehlen of
Boerne, Texas, daughter and son-in-law Jan and Dean Hurst of Katy,
Texas; grandchildren, Trey Thormaehlen, of Dalton, Ohio, Lawrence
and fiancée Sammatha (Sam) Hui, of San Antonio, Texas, Scott and
Erik Thormaehlen, of Boerne, Texas, Mark and Diana Hurst, of
Corsicana, Texas, Sarah and Maneesh Kumar, of Missouri City, Texas,
Annie and Ben Howington, of Raleigh, North Carolina, three great
grandsons (Taylor, Jakob, and Jack), five great granddaughters,
Kenna, Joey, Isabella, Kai, and Lila Jane; one brother-in-law, Jim
Frazier, of Utah; three sisters-in-laws, Barbara Sullivan, Reba
McKissick and Thelma McKissick of Bay City, special nieces and
Special loved ones Johnna Kay Mitchell, Suzie Calk, Sherry Loring,
and Sandy Burgyan.
There will be a graveside service heldat 2 p.m. Wednesday, February
4, 2009 at
Memorial Park in Van Vleck, under the direction
of Bishop Chris Bischoff of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints. There will be a visitation at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from
6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2009.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Preston
Robert Tish Brain
Tumor Center, DUMC 3624, Durham,
N. C. 27710, in the name of Lila Jane Howington. This is Lyndas
great granddaughter who is currently in isolation at Duke Medical
Center following stem cell transplant for her brain cancer.
Pallbearers will be Mark Hurst, Trey Thormaehlen, Lawrence
Thormaehlen, Scott Thormaehlen, Erik Thormaeheln, and Stewart Hall.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting
Arrangements are Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in
Bay City Tribune,
Published February 4, 2009
Thomas Walter McKissick
Services for Thomas Walter McKissick,
66, of Palacios will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday at the Taylor
Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City. The Rev. Joe Ramsey will
McKissick, a Baptist, was born on Dec.
28, 1916, in Matagorda County, and he died on Aug. 23 at Methodist
Hospital in Houston.
He is survived by his wife, Alma
McKissick of Palacios; by his daughters Jessie Falks of Clear Lake
and Susie Glasscock of Palacios; by his sons Gerald McKissick of
Bishop and Kenneth McKissick of Markham; by his sisters Agnes
McGlothlin of San Angelo and Elva Bowers of Palacios; by his
brother, George B. McKissick Jr. of Palacios; by his 11
grandchildren and by his one great-grandson.
Following the services, burial will take
place at Hawley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry McKissick, Kenney McKissick, Kevin
McKissick, Jack Falks Jr., Neal Stevens and Robert Dannels.
Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, August, 1983
BAY CITY - Oneita McLean, 96, of Bay
City, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at the Matagorda House
Nursing Center, in Bay City.
She was born in Shelby County on Oct.
15, 1913 to parents, Macon and Mattie Grimsley.
Oneita graduated with a B.S. and M.S. degrees in elementary
education from Texas A&I University. She taught in Corpus Christi
and Robstown School Districts for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles
(Vaughn); and her brother, Sherman Grimsley of Shreveport, La.
Oneita is survived by her three sons,
Samuel Gray (Janice) of Hartwell, Ga., Clark Gray (Machiko) of Bay
City, and Glyn Gray (Linda) of Baytown; two sisters, Jencie Holland
of Mooringsport, La. and Pauline Tinsley of Shreveport, La. She is
also survived by six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one
Public visitation will be from 11:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 at Funeraria Del
Angel-Memorial Holly chapel in Corpus Christi. Graveside services
will follow at 1 p.m. that same day at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Funeraria Del Angel -Memorial Holly
Chapel, Corpus Christi, 361-857-6291.
Published in Victoria Advocate on
February 16, 2010
Joanne McLeod, age 66, of Iago, died
Thursday, April 13, 2006 in Houston.
She was born on December 31, 1939 in West Columbia, Texas, daughter
of the late Rufus Edward Watson and Claudia Vern Terrel Watson.
Mrs. McLeod was raised in El Campo, where she attended El Campo High
School and later graduated from Vivian High School in Vivian,
Louisiana. She also attended Wharton County Junior College. She was
a former resident of El Campo and Bay City before moving to Iago in
1985. She was a homemaker, a former Bay City Police Department
Dispatcher and was a Retired Major with the Texas State Guard. Mrs.
McLeod married Karl McLeod on March 21, 1985 in Iago. She was a
member of the Eastern Star, Wharton Pilot Club and Wharton Garden
Club. Her favorite pastime was her love for growing various flowers.
Following cremation, memorials services will be held at 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Iago Federated Church in Iago.
Survivors include: her husband, Karl McLeod of Iago; daughter, Marla
McLeod-Ali of Portland, Oregon; sons, Glenn Hayes of Marble Falls,
Jay Hearn of Iago, John McLeod and wife, Shelly of Ft. Worth, Darrel
Hearn and wife, Becky of Queen City, Texas, Scott McLeod of Maui,
Hawaii and Wesley Hearn and wife, Joy of Alvin; sister, Kay Parker
and husband, Bill of Bay City; grandchildren, Levret Hayes, Sonja
Wyatt, Journey Hayes, Omri Hayes, Jeremy Peyton, Bryan Hearn, Walsh
Hearn, Will Hearn, Megan Hearn, Justen Hearn, Jakob Hearn, Emma
McLeod, Safia McLeod-Ali, Leyla McLeod-Ali and Elijah McLeod-Ali;
great grand daughter, Kyla Ann Peyton.
If desiring, memorials may be made to Iago Federated Church Youth
Fund, P. O. Box 576, Boling, TX 77420.
[Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery
Bay City Tribune, April 26, 2006
Frances "Aunt Frances" McMahon
(September 25, 1915 - April 3, 2011)
Frances “Aunt Frances” McMahon, 95, of
Van Vleck passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011 in Bay City. She was
born September 25, 1915 in Van Vleck to the late Frank H. & Anna
Elizabeth Owen McMahon. As a young girl, she went to Houston and
attended business school. She eventually went into the real estate
profession as a licensed agent. She was a talented seamstress, and
enjoyed many hours working with arts and crafts. She joined the
United Methodist Church as a young woman. Upon retirement she
returned to Van Vleck in the mid 1980’s.
Frances is survived by her nieces &
nephews: James Bryan Berryhill & wife Jerrie Lee, Roy Berryhill &
wife Suzanne, Johnnie Bickham & wife Sheron, Anna Sue Brown &
husband John, Bill Bickham, Frances Baird & husband Bob; and many
other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her
parents; 2 sisters: Wilmoth McMahon Berryhill and Elizabeth McMahon
Bickham; and nephew: Clyde R. Bickham.
The Family will receive visitors from
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the Funeral Home. A celebration of
Aunt Frances’s life will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 6, 2011
at the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck with Rev. Martha
Girling officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial
Park. Pallbearers will be: Brandon Bickham, Ryan Bickham, John
Bickham, Elliott Baird, Paul Bickham, and Ed Stafford. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church
of Van Vleck, 8888 Hwy 35 N., Van Vleck, TX 77414.
JUANITA ANN MCMEANS
BANDERA - Juanita Ann McMeans, 70, of Bandera,
passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. She was born in Palacios to Otis
and Allie Belle (Redd) Byers.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Aaron McMeans of
Bandera; daughter, Sherri Lewis and husband Perry of San Antonio;
son, Darel McMeans and wife Missy of Center Point; eight
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Vicki Browning of
Bandera, Jo Uselton of Houston; brother, Odis Byers of Florida;
numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at
Stockdale Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Irwin officiating.
You are invited to sign the online guestbook at
Published in Victoria Advocate on
December 6, 2010
Flora McMillan, 78, of Tin-Top Community in Palacios died April 3,
2002 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. She was born April 18, 1923
in Durango, CO, to the late Elmer Theodore and Jenny Nordin
Isaacson. Mrs. McMillan was member to the First Presbyterian of
Collegeport and resident of Tin-Top Community since 1950, and former
resident of El Campo. She was co-owner of the former cotton gin in
Tin-Top and Modern Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Supply in Tin-Top/El
Survivors include: husband, U. S.
McMillan of Tim Top; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia Dell and
Ben Stanley of Vancouver, Wash., and Nancy Ruth and Lee Richey of
Victoria; son and daughter-in-law, Urban Stanley and Marolyn
McMillan, Jr of Markham; sisters, Ella Koons of Wichita, Kansas and
Ruth Giese of Schulenberg; six grandchildren and 11 great
grandchildren. She was receded in death by one great granddaughter,
Jolee Elizabeth Baca.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the
Reverends Andy and Janell Blair officiating.
Interment will follow at Hawley
Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Russell Corporon,
Jesse Ellis, Thomas Holsworth, Mason Holsworth, Jerry Moates, and G.
W. Franzen. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church
Arrangements were with Taylor Bros
Funeral Home. A00014B2002AR07
The Bay City Tribune, Sunday,
April 7, 2002
Jamie Lynn Brown McMillan was born in
Joliet, Illinois, on December 7, 1956 to James and June Brown.
Jamie met Jeff McMillan in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they were both
Her daughter, Mattia, was four years old when Jeff and Jamie married
in October 1992. They made Bay City their home where Jamie was a
stay-at-home mom while Mattia was in school. The Live Oak Ministry
grew out of Jamie’s heart to minister to those in need. She
encouraged others to help make sack lunches to deliver to the
residents, held Bible Schools for the children, and organized
community gatherings with activities and, of course, the message of
salvation through Jesus Christ. Jamie discovered she had a heart for
working with the residents of nursing homes while spending time
caring for Jeff’s great grandmother at her nursing home bedside.
After completing the necessary training, Jamie found her place of
ministry at Matagorda Nursing and Rehab Center where she served for
After a long battle with cancer, Jamie went to her heavenly reward
on Sunday, July 4, at the Houston Hospice.
The celebration of Jamie’s life will took place on Thursday, July 8,
2010 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating.
At Jamie’s request everyone is invited to join the family in the
church gym after the memorial service for a time of sharing memories
and praising God for her entry into the glorious presence of her
Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jamie is survived by: her husband, Jeff McMillan; daughter, Mattia
of Bay City; father, Jim Brown and wife T.J. of Sherman, Texas;
sister, Dolores Brown of San Diego; brother, Rick Brown and wife
Pattie of Sherman, Texas; stepsister, Michele Choquet of Irving,
Texas; nephews, Jon Brown, of Sherman, LCPL Jarred Hargrove of
Afghanistan & Randall Pearson of Irving, Texas; and nieces, Alicia
and Ericka Morris of San Diego.
She was preceded in death by her mother, June Brown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to an account set up in
Jamie’s name to pay medical costs at First Baptist Church, 2321
Avenue F, or the Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Boulevard., Houston
TX 77030-4123 or the Gideon International, P O Box 1007, Bay City TX
77404-1007, in memory of Jamie McMillan.
Bay City Tribune,
Published July 16, 2010
DOUGLAS LYNN McMULLEN
Douglas Lynn McMullen,
69 of Bastrop County, Tx. died June 6, 2010 unexpectedly of heart
He was born July 30, 1940 in Red Rock, Texas, the son of the late
James Odell and Eloise Riddle McMullen. He was the older of 2
siblings and is survived by his sister, Marsha Fimbel of Victoria,
He is also survived by his wife, Margie Maraggia McMullen of Yoakum,
Tx.; ex-wife Debra Hathaway of Boerne, Tx.; daughters, Cheryl
McMullen, and Hedy Carter and husband Perry, both of Yoakum, Tx. and
Audrey Franz and husband Mickey of Seguin Tx. Doug left a lasting
legacy with seven doting grandchildren: Douglas Taylor McMullen
Franz, Bryson Franz, Jack McMullen Matusek, Sam Matusek, Walker
Franz, Harris Franz and Presley Carter and a great-grand child,
Bracken Lane Franz. Doug also leaves behind his beloved Peaches and
Pudgy as well as the 2007 World Champion Quarter Horse, Illegal
Doug was an entrepreneur by nature and began his first business as a
boy selling watermelons. He quickly moved on to cars, horses, and
anything that had wheels on it. He owned Allen Ford Sales, a Ford
dealership in Palacios, Tx. and Cowboys Custom Trailers in Bastrop.
Tx. With his daughters he co-founded Double D Ranchwear of Yoakum, a
nationally recognized clothing brand and winner of numerous fashion
awards. But Doug’s life passion was always race horses. He was known
throughout the racing industry as an outstanding horseman with a
unique eye to hand pick a runner. He took many a horse to the winner
circle, but was most proud of his 2007 World Champion Gelding,
A Celebration of Doug McMullen’s life was held June 14, 2010 at
Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop followed by fellowship and
Doug’s favorite Texas BBQ.
God broke the mold when he created Doug: he was one-of-a-kind. He
loved his family, fast cars, faster horses, a good Harley ride, an
all-night canasta game, telling tall tales, eating jelly from a jar
and Margie’s sweet tea.
He will be remembered for his giving spirit, his heart felt
laughter, and his genuine smile. His family will miss him. They
loved him well.
Contributions to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (502-863-8792)
are appreciated in lieu of flowers.
The Palacios Beacon, June 16, 2010
William Phillip McMullen 53, of New
Waverly, passed away on the morning of December 8, 2010. Phil was
born on December 19, 1956 to the late James William and Clemmie T.
Phillips McMullen in Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Phil was survived
by his wife Nancy (Osborne) McMullen, daughter Jamie Morris and
husband Marcus, daughter Misty Mandujano, brother Ken McMullen and
wife Alva Lee, brother Jim McMullen, Grandchildren: Lyrical Babin,
Zayne Mandujano, Alaysia Mandujano, and one on the way.
The Family will receive friends and relatives for the viewing
Saturday, Dec 11, 2010, from 3-5 p.m., at the Sam Houston Funeral
Home in Huntsville. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Dec 12,
2010, 2:00 p.m., at New Waverly First Baptist Church, with Rev.
David McMullen officiating. Interment will be held Monday, December
13, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in Van Vleck, Texas at Roselawn Memorial
Park. Pallbearers will be Cliff Marshall, Danny Williams, David
Cain, Steve McMullen, Marcus Morris, and James McMullen.
Phil was a loving husband for 29 years and a caring father. He had
many friends and rarely met a stranger. He was a veteran and served
in the United States Air Force for 3 years. He was top of his class
in his training for Avionics Inertial and Radar Navigation, and
ranked as an E-3. He was an inspiring man with a passion to teach
his talents, and the will to work hard. In 1986 he began his own air
compressor business in Huntsville which he operated for 20 plus
years. Phil enjoyed family vacations, especially annual trips to the
river, snow skiing in Colorado, scuba diving, watching races, and
music. He was a wonderful man who will be deeply missed, but forever
loved in our hearts.
Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so
McNeil, 66, of Magnolia, Texas, went to be with the Lord Saturday,
September 12, 2009 at Woodlands Health Care Center in the Woodlands,
Texas, after a long illness.
He is survived by: his loving wife, Norma Jean McNeil of Magnolia,
Texas. He also leaves a son, Pastor Jimmy McNeil and wife Susan of
Arlington, Texas. He also leaves a daughter, Laura Krobot and five
grandchildren, Aaron, Aimee, Austin & Alex McNeil and Karli Krobot.
He is also survived by one nephew, Chuck Harris.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother and father, sister and
Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2009
at Golden Avenue Baptist Church in Bay City.
Tribune, Published September 16, 2009
On Nov. 3, 2008 the Lord called for Fred
McNish, 70, to join him. Fred was a long time resident of Tres
Palacios Oaks and he loved to make people laugh. Fred also loved to
play music, fish and hunt. He was retired as a Lather, Local Union
He is survived by his daughter, Angela Williamson of Portales, NM;
his music buddy/son-in-law, Kenny Williamson of Portales, NM;
granddaughters ‘Ashley McNish’ Manasco of Clovis, NM and Morgan
Williamson of Hampton, VA; great-granddaughter, Abigail Manasco;
sisters June McNish, Juanita McNish, Cathy Flatford and Shirley
Buenaga; and brother Glenn McNish.
Fred will be greatly missed by everyone, but his spirit will never
be forgotten! I love you Daddy.
The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday,
November 19, 2008
Mrs. Alice E. McSparran, age 82
years, one month and three days
passed away at 8 p.m. Friday, March
30 at Midfields, Texas after a long
Mrs. McSparran had been a resident
of Matagorda County all of her life.
She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Blake Garner, Bay City, Mrs. R.
E. Coffin, Midfields, two sons, N.
K. McSparran, Pierce, and W. E.
McSparran, Sanderson, Texas; 10
grandchildren and seven great
Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at
Matchett-Newman Funeral Home. Rev.
Harry V. Rankin, officiating. Burial
in Hawley Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Fred Cornelius,
Bert Carr, B. W. Trull, H. L. Brown,
W. D. Williams and Will Melbourn.
THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Monday,
April 2, 1945, Matagorda County,
Laura Etta McSparran
Laura Etta McSparran, 87, of Sheridan
died January 7 at the Pasadena Hospital. Survivors include:
daughters, Mrs. Clara M. Tate and Mrs. Alma E. Bundy of Pasadena;
son, Donald K. McSparran of Littleton, Colorado; sisters, Mrs.
Minnie Buchanan and Mrs. Mable Luco of Alvin; grandchildren, Dave
Kent, and Lee McSparran of Littleton, Colorado, Albert Tate and
Doyle Bundy of Pasadena, Elaine Manning of Friendswood, Sgt. Kenneth
Bundy with the U. S. Marine Corps in Cherry Point, North Carolina,
and 4 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Harry Shannon, L. L.
Chiles, A. B. Huddleston, A. H. Johnson, Walter Manning Jr., and
Oadis Warren. Funeral services will be held at the Taylor Bros.
Chapel, January 9 at 1 p. m. with Rev. Wilburn Ansley officiating.
Interment will be at the Hawley Cemetery.
Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, January, 1975
Nolan Keller McSparran
Nolan Keller McSparran, 87, a resident
of Sheridan and formerly of Matagorda County, passed away February
13 in Pasadena. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. McSparran of Sheridan;
2 daughters, Mrs. Clara M. Tate and Mrs. Alma E. Bundy of Pasadena;
son, Donald K. McSparran of Littleton; granddaughter, Mrs. Elaine
Manning of Friendswood; 5 grandsons, Albert Tate, Doyle Bundy, Dave
Lee and Kent McSparran and Kenneth Bundy; 2 great granddaughters;
numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held February
16 at 3 p. m. at Taylor Brothers Chapel with Rev. Wilburn Ansley of
Trinity Baptist Church of Palacios officiating. Interment will be at
the Hawley Cemetery.
Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, February, 1974
David Milton McWilliams
Petty Officer David Milton McWilliams,
23, of 3000 Avenue L, Bay City, died Thursday, November 2, in
Coronado, California in a civilian hospital. He was born October 24,
1955, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was a member of St. Mark’s
Episcopal Church. Survivors include his parents, the Rev. and Mrs.
Milton McWilliams, Jr., of Bay City; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Lynn
Boessling of Houston and Mrs. Roxie English of Lacey, Washington,
three uncles, Captain H. G. Claudius of Altadena, California, the
Rev. Gerald L. Claudius of Kansas City, Missouri and Lt. Cmdr.
Robert H. Claudius of West Covina, California, and one aunt, Gail
McWiliams of Midwest City, Oklahoma, two nieces Nicole Gorgey of
Lacey, Washington and Laurie Lynn Boessling of Houston, one nephew,
Steven Wayne Boessling of Houston and ten cousins. Funeral services
will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Thursday, November 9,
at 2:00 p. m. The Rt. Rev. J. Milton Richardson, Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the Rt. Rev. Roger Ciley, Suffragan
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas will officiate. Interment
will be in Hawley Cemetery
with full military honors. Pallbearers will be John Arlitt, Jay
Cameron, Jeff Darby, Mark Dodd, Jay Everett, Vic Everett, Jim Lewis,
Lt. Andrew Pennington, Petty Officer Randy Wysocki, Ensign Shelly
Pennington and Lt. Robert L. Blanchard. Requiem holy communion is
slated for Thursday, November 9, 10:30 a. m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church, with Rev. G. Richard Wheatcroft and the Rev. Ben Shawhaa,
both of Houston, officiating. Memorials may be made to the David
Milton McWilliams Memorial Carillon Fund, St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, November, 1978