Matagorda County Obituaries


Gordon W. McCarty - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Felba Ruth McCloskey
(August 29, 1940 - April 13, 2014)

Felba Ruth McCloskey, 73, passed away and went to be with her Lord and her husband on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Felba was born in Wheeler County, Texas to the late Dempsy and Eva Fern Meyers Lawrence on August 29, 1940. Felba was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was loved by everyone she met. Her priority was always her family.

She is survived by her daughter Michele McCloskey; son Mikel McCloskey; granddaughter Eva Ashley McCloskey and grandson Chris Bouldin, all of Bay City, Texas; brothers Franklin Lawrence & wife Soila of Houston, Dean Ruff & wife Carolyn of Amarillo; mother-in-law Mary Ann McCloskey; brother-in-law Rick McCloskey & wife Yvonne all of Claremont, California. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Mike, daughter, Eva Shannon McCloskey and brothers Keith Lawrence, Ernie Lawrence.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Lane Pardue officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Roy Green, Ricky Zarate, Sonny Ware, Jan Norris, Ben Kiker and Kevin Watson. Honorary Pallbearers are Tommy Flores and Bro King. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Houston Hospice.

Don Jean McCray - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Eunice Beaty McCullar - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Harry C. McDaniel - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Harry McDaniel & Elizabeth McDaniel - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Elmo S. McDonald & Lucy M. McDonald - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Thomas Leon McDonald
March 6, 1933 - November 6, 2014

Thomas “Poppy” Leon McDonald. passed on November 6, 2014, after a brief illness at UTMB Angleton Campus.

He was born March 6, 1933, to Mr. and Mrs. J.N. McDonald, in Bay City TX. He married JoAnn Barth in 1958. Their almost 57 year marriage can best be described as a wonderful adventure.

He is survived by his wife JoAnn; Thomas Jr. of Holiday Lakes, Craig and Kathy McDonald of Angleton; and his treasured granddaughter, Hannah Rose McDonald.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, J.N. and Barbara McDonald, and Brian and Wilma McDonald, Mary Ann McDonald, all of Bay City TX, and Joyce Turner of College Station Texas. Thomas has numerous nieces and nephews throughout the country.

The true extent of his “family” was extensive. T.L. McDonald’s hospitality and love of life was infectious. He loved the sea, the stars, and nature and never missed an opportunity to share his knowledge with the many children that he and his wife welcomed to their home. Throughout his life, hundreds of children claimed “Poppy” as their own.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on November 22, 2014, at the McDonald Farm in Angleton.

“Poppy” grew his own flowers, and they are blooming in abundance.

The family requests that donations be made to Texas Children’s hospital.

Bay City Tribune, November 16, 2014

Oran Joseph McFarlain

(August 26, 1923 - April 30, 2014)

Oran Joseph McFarlain passed on April 30, 2014 at his residence. Oran was born on August 26, 1923 in Jennings, Louisiana to the late Allen and Durelia Comeaux McFarlain.

Oran is survived by his wife Betty McFarlain; children, Annet McFarlain, Donna Padrick & husband Glenn, Deborah Ann Cox, Dianna Yackel & husband John, Nathar Ray McFarlain & wife Leenna, Ricky McFarlain, Rodney McFarlain & wife Tammie, Pete Christmas & wife Mary and Billy Christmas; sister, Dorthy Wright; 12 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Burial to follow at the Palacios Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to service time on Saturday.

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

Leila Mae McFarland

(February 22, 1932 - June 20, 2014)

Leila Mae McFarland, 82, of Blessing passed away on June 20, 2014. Leila was born on February 22, 1932 in Longview, Texas to the late James Avenette Ashwood and Modena Kelley Ashwood. She worked as a Registered Nurse.

She is survived by her daughter, Anita Krueger and husband James, son Floyd Calvin Guice ll; three grandsons, James Gregory Krueger Jr., Richard Guy Huber Krueger, and Samuel Garrett Krueger.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Don Storey officiating.

William Henderson McGonagle & Mildred High McGonagle - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Janice Lea McGuire

Janice Lea McGuire, a thirty year resident of Markham, died Sunday, the 26th of October, 2014, at her home at 97 Avenue C, surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in 1941 at Riverside, California, Jan received her certification as a licensed vocational nurse at Clarksville, Texas, in 1968. She worked at Clarksville Nursing Center from 1968 to 1972. She transitioned her career in 1980 to nuclear power records management and became a senior analyst at South Texas Project. In 1985, Jan relocated and made Markham her home and retired from STP in 2001.

Jan loved her church family, friends, socializing and good food; she had a contagious laugh and wonderful sense of humor.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Charles Ray McGuire; sons, Charles Lynn McGuire and Bobby Joe McGuire; daughter, Jackie Lea Grissett; daughters-in-law, Marilyn McGuire of Houston, Glendora McGuire of Bay City; son-in-law, Danny Grissett of Andalusia, Alabama; grandchildren, Derek Grissett, Jonathan McGuire, Sean McGuire, Kaci Mendez, Victoria McGuire, Sarai McGuire, Logan McGuire, Kayla Grissett, Christi Leadmon, and Jason Grissett; and great-grandchildren, Arianna Garcia, Richard Mendez, Alex McGuire, Cadence McGuire, Gavin McGuire, Trinity Mica, Zoey Mica, Morgan Leadmon, Bayleigh Leadmon, Kamryn Leadmon, and Eli Grissett, who brought her great joy.

Jan is survived by one brother, Eddie Slaton; sister-in-law, Charlene Slaton of Bogata, Texas; sister, Nancy Higgins; and brother-in-law, Babe Higgins of Clarksville, Texas.

Her parents, Jack and Lucy Slaton predeceased her; along with her sister, Lola Webb; and brother, Luther Slaton.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

A memorial service will be held at Markham First Baptist Church at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Bay City Tribune, October 29, 2014

Ernest McKenzie & Myrtle McKenzie - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Joan Henderson McKissick - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


Paul L. McKissick - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham





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