Matagorda County Obituaries
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Geo. James Rainey III

George James Rainey III passed away Nov 28th after an illness of a very short duration.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Rainey, one sister Beulah Ann Rainey and one brother Herbert Frank Rainey of Van Vleck, Texas.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p. m. from the Van Vleck church with Rev. Rollo Rilling pastor of the First Christian Church of Bay City officiating. Burial was in the private Rainey Cemetery in Van Vleck, Texas. Taylor Bros. were in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Daily Tribune, November 30, 1942
 


Dorothy Mae Ramsey
27 August 1920 – 11 June 2014

Dorothy Mae Ramsey, 93, of Palacios, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Dorothy was born on August 27, 1920, in Palacios, Texas to the late Bon and Sue Ella Gillaspie. She was devoted to her family and her friends. She was always eager to share her faith in the Lord with anyone that would listen. In her last years, she spent many months at Houston Methodist Hospital. She impacted everyone from the nutrition staff to the hospital administrators with her courage and faith in God. Dorothy was a living testament in her beliefs until God said, "You've done enough, Come home."

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Ramsey Wickham, of Conroe, Tx., sons, Carrel O. Ramsey, of Palacios, Tx. Ken Ramsey, of Cat Spring, Tx., and Rick Ramsey, of Angleton, Tx. Grandchildren Shongh Ramsey Smith (Steve) of Katy, Tx. Latrichia Ramsey Thomas(Richard) of Bryan, Tx. George H. Wickham lll (Cindy) of Huntsville, Tx. Dana Ramsey Carter (Greg) of Sweeny, Tx. and Megan Ramsey Glass (Michael) of Atascosita, Tx., and twelve great grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, E. O. Ramsey, parents, brothers, Curtis Lillard, Otha Lee "Slim" Gillaspie, Son-in-law George H. Wickham, Jr. and daughter-in-law Betty Jean Ramsey. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral service will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at 2pm at First Baptist Church of Palacios with interment to follow at Hawley Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Palacios, Texas on Sunday June 15, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm. Serving as pallbearers are Mark R. Adams, G. W. Franzen, Chipper Holt, Nubbin Chamblee, Pete Griffith and James Kubecka. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Palacios, 701 1st Street, Palacios, Tx. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 14 June 2014
 


Curtis Shelbert Reed, Sr.
 

Curtis Shelbert Reed, Sr., 91, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2004.

He was born January 12, 1913 in Goldman Hill, near Waco, Texas, to the late James and Molly Reed.

He was a lifelong resident of Van Vleck and a Baptist.

Curtis was a retired truck driver. He was a member of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corp., which established state and national parks.

During his years of retirement, friends and family recall his avid domino games, fishing stories and his passionate political views.

Mr. Reed is survived by: his wife, Emaline Rose Reed of Van Vleck; daughter, Wanda Laird of Mathis, Texas; grandson, Clay Laird of Corpus Christi; great-granddaughter, Madison Laird of Columbus, Texas; three step great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; son, Curtis Shelbert Reed, Jr.; grandchildren, Curtis Wayne Laird and infant Cindy LaNell Laird; sister, Edith Rogers; and brother, Robert Reed.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2004 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Russell Davis officiating.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Van Vleck Building Fund or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, December 26, 2004                  Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

Edgar W. Reed - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Edith Cummings Reed - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Molly Suggs Reed - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Richard Reed

June 27, 1924 – March 30, 2014

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Reed, 89, of Clayton, Texas will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Carthage, Texas, with Bro. Mike Wilson and Dr. Dale Reed officiating.

Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Clayton Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Family visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Hawthorn Funeral Home.

Mr. Reed died March 30, 2014 in Carthage, Texas.

Mr. Richard Gray Reed was born June 27, 1924 in Clayton, Texas. He was the middle child of three, born to the marriage of Robert Wilson and Katie Mae Gray Reed. He was raised and schooled in Clayton and graduated from Carthage High School. He served his country through the U.S. Army in Japan at the end of WWII.

Richard married Marcylle Boren, March 31, 1950, and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage, before she preceded him in death in 2002. Mr. Reed retired from United Gas as a field supervisor, but spent his lifetime as a rancher in Clayton. He was a longtime member of the Clayton First Baptist Church. He is also preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Robbie Lynn Marshall and Sarah Harris.

Mr. Reed is survived by his children, Jim Huff and wife Harriet of Snap Community, Robert Reed and wife Debbie of Bay City, Richard Reed and wife Terri of Clayton, David Reed and wife Cathy of Longview and a daughter, Susan Robinson and husband Jackie of Carthage; 16 grandchildren, Gina Daughtry, Bill Huff and wife Jessica, Paul Robinson and wife Dena, Katy Becker and husband Shawn, Heather Doty and husband Bart, Cory Robinson and wife Ling, Robby Reed and wife Stephanie, Rick Reed and wife Casey, Randi Walker and husband Marshall, Dan Reed and wife Ragen, Allen Reed and wife Laura, Rachel Davis and husband Jason, Derek Reed and wife Casey, Amy Sikes and husband Matt, Allison Reed and Ashton Reed; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Austin, Collin and Tucker Daughtry, Baylee, Kennedy, Cooper and Hadley Huff, Jackson, Garrison and Audrey Becker, Drake Doty and Kaidn Robinson, Robert, III and Ruger Reed, Westen, Finley, Hattie and Chloe Walker, Ryland and Rhett Reed, Adyson and Brock Davis, Harper Reed, Chris, Lindie and Jaden Sikes; numerous nieces, nephew, and a host of friends. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials to Heartsway Hospice or the charity of choice.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.

Bay City Tribune, April 2, 2014
 


Robert Lee Reed Jr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Marcus D. Reeves - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Marcus G. Reeves - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Chad Renfroe
March 19, 1978 – June 8, 2014

Funeral services for Chad Renfroe, of New Braunfels, Texas were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Murray Martin, pastor, and the Rev. H. L. Hawkins, Jr. officiating. 

Viewing was held Monday, June 16, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary. 

Burial followed immediately after service at Midfield Cemetery.

Chad went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2014. 

He was born in El Campo, Texas on March 19, 1978.  He was employed by Rooms to Go Furniture in San Antonio, Texas. 

Chad was preceded in death by his father, Ruben Ortiz, Sr. 

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Betty and Carl Melton; his brothers, David Ortiz, Juan Manuel Ortiz, Ruben Ortiz, and Justin Kovar;  sisters, Margot McCullough, Daisy Ortiz, Crystal Renfroe and Chelsie Kovar; children, Dominique Grant, Alyzebeth Horne Renfroe, Kaitlyn Chavarria, Devin Melton and Kenneth Melton; grandchild, Nathaniel Renfroe; step-children, Destiny Johnson, Andrew Johnson and Faith Johnson; along with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.

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

Bay City Tribune, June 18, 2014
 


Madelyn Marie Ressman
June 6, 1960 - March 26, 2014

Madelyn Marie Ressman, 53, of Bay City passed away March 26, 2014. She was born June 6, 1960 in Jourdanton, TX to Johnnie Ressman of Inez and the late Leona Bortel Ressman. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1993 and past State President in 2009.

Madelyn is survived by her husband, Joseph P. McCurley; father, Johnnie Ressman of Inez; sister, Peggy Provenzano of Bellaire, TX; and her brother, Gerald Ressman of Inez.

In addition to her mother, Madelyn was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph “Jody” Ressman.

A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary to begin at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Inez. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Monday, March 31, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Gabriel Bentil officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Texas State Project CTRC, c/o, Texas State AEIRE, 622 Calder Ave., Duncanville, TX 75166-3508.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com

Bay City Tribune, March 30, 2014
 


Alphonse Revis, Sr.

Funeral services for Alphonse Revis, Sr., of Houston, Texas, formally of Bay City, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Murray Martin, pastor and the Rev. Ben Hadden, eulogist.

Viewing will be Friday, June 13, 2014 in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary in Bay City, Texas, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Burial will follow immediately after the service at Eastview Cemetery.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green’s Mortuary at 979-245-3489.

Bay City Tribune, June 11, 2014
 


Hubert C. Richardson

Funeral services for Hubert C. Richardson, 83, of Van Vleck, are scheduled for 10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 1994 at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jim Hardaway officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Mr. Richardson was born July 16, 1911, in Lincoln, Okla., to Henry and Laura Belle Rogers Richardson and died Aug. 3, 1994, at the Sweeny House Nursing Home.

A longtime resident of Van Vleck, a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army and a member of the V. F. W. Post #2438 in Bay City.

Survivors include a son, Paul Richardson and his wife, Sheri, of Van Vleck; a step-daughter, Betty Brooks of Van Vleck and a step-son, Edward Dannelley of Van Vleck; a sister, Geneva Owen of Bakersfield, Calif.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge Marie Richardson on May 12, 1976.

Pallbearers are Lamar Evans, Fred Walker, Wayne and Ricky Brooks and Neil and Brandon Richardson.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, August 5, 1994
 


Emil Eugene Richers - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

 


Anthony Phillip Rivas

(October 1, 1950 - March 13, 2014)

Anthony Phillip Rivas, 63, of Bay City, TX was called home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2014. He was born October 1, 1950 in Nacogdoches, TX to the late Luis Salviejo Rivas and Augusta Triana Rivas.

An intensely dedicated, driven, and passionate father, grandfather, friend, and servant of the Lord. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Triana & Louis Salviejo. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Janice Marie Rivas of Bay City, TX; daughter Mary Christine Mattlage & husband David Gregory of Austin, TX; son LCDR Andrew Phillip Rivas & wife Dee Anne of Chesepeake, VA; sisters Mary Christine Kieny and Dolores Jane Potts both of Tyler, TX; brothers Leon Rivas of Arlington, TX and Marcelino Rivas of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren Mallari Christine Mattlage, Meredith Camille Mattlage, Peyton Dee Rivas and Cooper Phillip Rivas.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Bay City, TX. Funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Sunset Cemetery in Nacogdoches, TX.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Johnny Triana, Gus Triana, Bruce Eberlan, Bill Potts, Ruben Rocha, and son-in-law David Mattlage.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Bay City, TX or to a charitable organization of your choosing.

First Baptist Church                   Sunset Cemetery
2321 Ave. F                               5127 North St,
Bay City, TX 77414                   Nacogdoches, TX 75965
fbc-baycity.org

www.taylorbros.net
 


Wayne Roberds - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


James B. Roberts & Hattie K. Roberts - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Mary Lee Roberts

October 11, 1922 – March 29, 2014

Funeral services for Mary Lee Roberts, 91, of Houston, formerly of Markham, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Markham.

Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery.

Visitation and guest book register will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City, Texas.

She was born October 11, 1922, in Collegeport, Texas, to Hamp Morgan and Vella Harrison Morgan.

She passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Houston, Texas.

She is survived by one sister, Eddie Steve Dunbar; and generations of nieces and nephews, including her niece whom she lived with, Delorian Morgan-Jones.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, April 2, 2014
 


C. J. Robertson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


John H. Robison & Willie B. Robison - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Emilia R. Rodriguez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Gloria Rodriguez
 

BAY CITY -- Gloria Rodriguez, 67, of Bay City died Tuesday, July 25, 2000.

She was born Jan. 28, 1933 in Brownsville to the late Nicanor Ruiz Sr. and Ynocencia Martinez Ruiz. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors: husband, Alberto Rodriguez Sr.; daughter, Griselda Reyes of Alvin; sons Alberto Rodriguez Jr. of Lake Jackson and Roberto Rodriguez of Freeport; sisters, Ophelia Vargas and Aurora Vaculin, both of Bay City, Tomcita Pena of Houston, Guadalupe Ybarra of Alvin; brothers, Ray Ruiz of New Mexico, Nicano Ruiz Jr. of Houston; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by: sister, Maria Pena; brothers, Roberto Ruiz, Richard Ruiz and Ruban Ruiz.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Edward Boren officiating.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City, (979) 245-4613.

Victoria Advocate, July 27, 2000
 


 

Juan G. Rodriguez & Maria M. Rodriguez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 
 






 

Juanita T. Rodriguez



VAN VLECK - Juanita T. Rodriguez, 76, of Van Vleck, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003.

She was born June 24, 1926, in Cameron County, to the late Indalcio and Rosa Garza Trevino.

Survivors: husband, Juan Rodriguez; daughters, Isidra Grando of Damon and Marcella R. Gabino of Houston; son, Juan Antonio Rodriguez of Sugar Valley; sister, Rosita T. Rodriguez of Wharton; brother, Samuel Trevino of Van Vleck; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, February 11, 2003

 


Rebecca Rodriguez - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Funeral services for Scott Wayne Roemer, 41, were held on Feb. 28, 2014 followed by graveside services at Carmen-Nelson Bostick Cemetery.

Scott was born September 26, 1972 in Houston and passed on to heaven on February 24, 2014.

He graduated from Cypress Fairbanks Senior High School. He recently celebrated his 10th anniversary with National Oilwell Varco as an Inside Sales Representative. Scott took great pride in his job and was looking forward to upcoming changes with his position.

Scott is survived by his beloved parents, B.J. and Rosie Roemer of Houston; brother, Eric Roemer and wife, Leigh Ann of Palacios; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless other family members.

Scott found the Lord early in life and held steadfast to his faith. He was always there to greet you with a warm smile and offer an encouraging word to all. Scott loved all sports, especially playing darts. He was part of the National Houston Dart League and played on the ‘Shut Up and Throw Down’ team. Scott cherished most in life his family and friends. He was always there to lend a hand when anyone needed him. Whether it was helping his dad around the house, spending time with his mom or giving a friend a

ride; Scott was a true gentleman through and through. He will be missed for his amazing friendship, positive spirit, loving heart and loyalty to all those he held dearest.

Psalm 48:14 – For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.

The family requests that memorials be made to Palacios Community Medical Center C/O Leafs of Life 311 Green Ave Palacios, Texas 77465. Memorials made will be used collectively to purchase a leaf in honor of Scott, and all funds will be used toward diabetes education and care.

Palacios Beacon, March 12, 2014
 


Lois Sowell Rogers - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
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Maxine Fay Royse - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Linda Sue Ruddick - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Louise Cowart Rush
(May 24, 1924 - March 20, 2014)

Louise Cowart Rush, 89, passed away March 20, 2014 in Bay City, Texas. She was born May 24, 1924 in Corpus Christi, Texas to the late Edem and Anna Louise Cowart.

Louise is survived by her daughters Laura McKissick and husband Kenneth and Lisa Rush; sons Eugene Thomas Rush III and wife Frances and Carl William Rush and wife Gale all of Markham, Texas. Grandchildren Eugene Rush IV, Michael Rush, Mark Rush, Tracy Rush, Louis Rush, Steven Rush, Kenny McKissick, Bridgette Dannels, Kevin McKissick, Dean Rush, Wade Rush, D.J. Brown, Leslie Brown, Dustin Brown, Logan Brown. She had 32 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 24 from 5-7pm at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00am Tuesday, March 25 at the 1st Baptist Church in Markham with Rev. Wade Rush and Rev. Louis Rush officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dustin Brown, D. J. Brown, Kenny McKissick, Kevin McKissick, Pete Rush, Mike Rush, Mark Rush, Tracy Rush and Steven Rush.

Bay City Tribune, March 23 2014
 


Ralph E. Ruth - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Arthur D. Ryman - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Christine R. Ryman - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Kenneth Ray Ryman - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Lloyd E. Ryman & Pearl S. Ryman - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Mary E. Ryman - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Ollie H. Ryman & Katie Ryman - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Tommy R. Ryman & Myrtle Ryman - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

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Created
Mar. 29, 2013
Updated
Apr. 12, 2014
 

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