Matagorda County Obituaries
JOSE B. SAINZ
PALACIOS - Jose B.
Sainz, 90, of Palacios, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. He
was born Dec. 18, 1921 in La Mesa, N.M. to the late Quirino and
Grabiela Benavidez Sainz. He served in the United States Army during
World War II, was retired from Alcoa, and was a Catholic.
He is survived by his daughters, Erlinda Welch (David) of Amarillo,
Olga Hill (Larry E.) of Odessa, Lucinda Garcia of San Antonio, and
Otilia Vargas of Palacios; sister, Rita Sahagian of Fresno, Calif.;
brother, Felix Sainz of Glendale, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucia Garcia Sainz;
sons, Joe John Sainz and Albert Sainz; 6 brothers; 3 sisters; and
his great-grandson, Shane Myers.
Visitation will be from 8 - 9:30 a.m. with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and
Funeral Mass beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 at St.
Anthony Catholic Church, Palacios.
Military services to be held by Veterans of Foreign Wars Queens
Hamlin Post# 2467 from Palacios. Burial at Palacios Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tyler Sainz, Blake Sainz, Danny Sainz, Ramon Rodriguez,
Rogelio Gonzalez, and John Lopez.
Arrangements under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port
Victoria Advocate on March 29, 2012
Angie Garza Samora
PALACIOS - Angie Garza Samora, 76, of Palacios, passed away on
Saturday, June 23, 2012. She was born Jan. 14, 1936 in Charco to the
late Andres and Maria Garza. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Pete Samora Jr. of
Palacios; daughters, Bonnie Navarro of Mineral Wells, Vilda Morin of
Palacios, Cindy Samora Lopez of Palacios, Sandra Samora of Palacios,
and Candy Samora Luna of Palacios; son, Randy Samora of Houston;
sisters, Genoveva Estrello of Palacios, Rebecca Garza of Houston,
Lucy Sanchez of Houston, Teresa Avalos of Houston; brothers, Andres
Garza of Mathis and Albert Garza of Sugar Land; 19 grandchildren;
and 14 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Yolanda Rodriguez,
Rosalie Garza, and Evangelina Garcia; and brother, Cesario Garza.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Palacios.
Visitation will resume from 9 - 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012
with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in
Palacios, with Fr. Bryan Heyer officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers: Darryl Gallardo, J.R. Navarro, Markus Llanes, Nicholas
Llanes, Jarred Roy, Darren Samora, Pete Villarreal, and Ezequiel
Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca,
Published in Victoria Advocate on June 25, 2012
PALACIOS - Francis "Pancha"
Alicia Sanchez, 32, of Palacios, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23,
2012. She was born August 8, 1979, in Palacios to Beatrice Perez
Sanchez of Palacios and the late Mario Sanchez Sr. She was a
Christian and an operator at Inteplast.
She is survived by
her 2 daughters, Jaelyn Dahl Washington and Alexandria Samantha
Ceasar, both of Palacios; 1 son, Sherwin Dione Ceasar Jr.; 3
sisters, Naomi T. Sanchez and husband Matthew Ortiz Sr. of Palacios,
Trina M. Sanchez of Palacios, Beatrice J. Sanchez and husband
Gabriel Zarate of Palacios; 1 brother, Mario Sanchez Jr. of Palacios
and David A. Sanchez and wife Rebecca De Los Santos of Bay City.
Visitation will be
held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, after 5 p.m. at The Living Word
Church, corner of 12th and Henderson Sts. Prayer service will be
held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, 7 p.m. at The Living Word Church.
Visitation will resume Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, from 1 p.m. till 2
p.m. at The Living Word Church. Funeral service will be held Sunday,
Feb. 26, 2012, 2 p.m. at The Living Word Church, with Pastor Tony
Flores officiating. Burial will follow at Palacios Cemetery in
Sanchez, Mario Sanchez, Adam Aucoin, Matthew Ortiz Jr., Gabriel
Ortiz, Terrence Giles, Amos Haynes Jr., and Sherwin Ceasar Jr.
Honorary pallbearers: Albert Salinas Jr. and Michael Sanchez.
Under the direction
of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.
Victoria Advocate on February 25, 2012
Maria Del Rosario Sanchez
Oct. 7, 1937 – Aug. 4, 2012
Maria Del Rosario
Sanchez, 74, of Bay City, Texas, passed from her earthly journey
into eternal glory August 4, 2012.
Visitation will be at
9 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel located
at 1521 Avenue G in Bay City, Texas. Funeral services will follow
with Pastor Candido Gonzales presiding.
Interment will be at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the
family requests that you consider making a monetary donation to help
with final expenses, which have been entrusted, to E. Viola and Son
in West Columbia, Texas.
Bay City Tribune, August 8, 2012
(February 4, 1930 - February 2, 2012)
|Pauline Schulte, 81, of
Bay City passed away February 2, 2012. She was born
February 4, 1930 in Alberta, Canada to the late Joseph
Francis Roneche & Mildred Marie Mill Roneche.
Survivors include her
husband Winston Hugo Schulte of Bay City; daughter
Georgia Keane & husband Mike of Bangkok; sons Robert
York Schulte of Houston & Bruce Schulte & wife Caroline
of Katy; brother John Roneche of Canada; nine
grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A reception honoring her
memory will be from 12 noon until 4:00 PM Thursday,
February 9, 2012 at her home, 2901 Encino, Bay City, TX
Joan Janise Schurtz
Nov. 23, 1936 – Aug. 7, 2012
Margaret (Tibby) Joan
Janise Schurtz of Tres Palacios Oaks passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7,
2012 evening at the Kindred Unit in DeTar Hospital in Victoria,
She fought a long and
hard battle and is now resting in Heaven.
She was born November
23, 1936 in Bay City to Henry Jesse and Agnes Mae Janise. She was a
member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
She is survived by:
her husband Carl Schurtz of Tres Palacios Oaks; children, Carl Henry
Schurtz, Pam Kamman (and Doug) and Sue Meyers all of Tres Palacios
Oaks, Carla Faye Schurtz of Kyle, Texas, Joel Schurtz (and Dolores)
of Bay City, Cheryl Ann Marler (and Alton) of Sheridan, Arkansas;
sisters, Eunice (Nunu) Rouse (and Melvin) of Bay City, Faye Rush of
Edna; brother, Henry Janise of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren,
Jessica Beth Schurtz, Jerimy Polensky (and Brandy), Torie Malone
(and Pewee), Allen Polensky; Adrienne Meyers, Amy Meyers, Misti
Meyers, Jodi Schurtz Rabun (and Patrick), Ashley Rene Schurtz, Ali
Schurtz, Joel Schurtz (and Ashley), Amber Charles, Amanda Charles,
Toni Kibler (and Jeff), Tracy Terrell; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in
death by her parents, Henry and Agnes Janise and two sisters, Lou
Sachtleben and Barbara Brown.
She will be deeply
A memorial will be
held at 5 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Church of God of
Prophecy, 510 4th Street, Palacios, Texas 77465.
Flowers can be sent to
Bay City Tribune,
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Clyde Nelo Seaman
(June 10, 1936 - April 5, 2012)
Clyde Nelo Seaman,
passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Nelo, age 75, was
born June 10, 1936, in Bayou LaBatre, Alabama to the late Otis Roy (Tody)
and Viola Clyde (Steiner) Seaman.
He is survived by
his wife of 56 years, Virginia Mae Zapalac; three sons Garry and
wife Pam; Greg and wife Sherri; daughter-in-law Becky Seaman Garcia
all of Palacios, Larry and wife Dessy of Conroe; one daughter Lauri
Ann Perrone and husband Chuck of Pearland; 11 grandchildren, J.N.,
J.R., Jennifer, Michael, Matthew, Daphni, Tiffany, Brittany, Kyle,
Zachary, and Nicholas; and 8 great-grand children. He is also
survived bv numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nelo was preceded in
death by his son Otis Roy; sister Viola Regina; brother, William
Otis and sister-in-law Thelma.
Nelo was a
commercial fisherman his entire life. His family moved to Palacios
in 1945 because the waters were great for shrimp, oysters, and fish.
Besides his grandchildren, his pride and joy was the “Sea Gull,” the
boat he inherited which was built by his grandfather in 1926. Nelo
used the “Sea Gull” for commercial fishing until he took a
management position at Gold Coast Seafood. He received the Palacios
Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Marine Related Individual award in
1984. He was actively involved in the Matagorda County Marine
Advisory Committee serving as chairman from 1977- 1986. He received
the Service to Seafood Award for his dedicated leadership. As a
member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Palacios, his family
helped with the annual Shrimporee and Blessing of the Fleet. On many
occasions, the “Sea Gull” had the honor of carrying the priest as he
blessed the boats.
To know Nelo was to
know a compassionate and generous man. He will be missed by so many.
Nelo was a true icon in the seafood industry.
Visitation will be
at Palacios Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 10 and the rosary will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic
Church at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on
Wednesday, April 11th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1004
Magnusson, Palacios with Father Brian Heyer and Father Gary Janak
officiating. Graveside services will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic
Cemetery in Blessing.
Serving the family
as pallbearers are J.N. Seaman, J.R. Seaman, Chris Harvey, Kevin
Harvey, Mark Bates, and Rudy Pena.
with Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.
Mildred Tolbert Seifert
(November 23, 1921 - February 27, 2012)
Mildred Tolbert Seifert, 90, of Bay
City, Texas passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at Emeritus in
Sugar Land, Texas. Mildred was born November 23, 1921 in Luling,
Texas to Jesse A and Mary Agnes Tolbert. Mildred was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family was blessed
with her unconditional love. Mildred was an active member of Holy
Cross Catholic Church where she was a member of the Catholic
Daughters and the Altar Society. She was active in the Garden Club,
where she held numerous offices and judged flower shows around the
area. She loved playing Bridge with several bridge clubs in town.
She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as
the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Mildred is survived by a son, Kenneth
Seifert and wife Debbie Seifert of Pasadena, Texas; and two
daughters, Kathy Griffith of Houston, Texas; and Ann Heil and
husband Rick Heil of Richmond, Texas 10 grandchildren and 5
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin
“Buck” Seifert and her parents and two brothers, Arthur A. Tolbert,
Jesse A Tolbert, and four sisters, Leatrice Schuessler, Beatrice
Kuykendall, Agnes “Pally” Dixon and Dorothy Lee Harnden.
Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM
until 6:00 PM on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home,
with Rosary services at 6:30pm. The Mass will be held 10:00 AM
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father
Greg Korenek officiating. Interment will be held 3:00 PM Saturday,
March 3, 2012 at St. Joseph Cemetery, 605 Sheehan Street, Yoakum,
Texas 77995, with Father Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Pallbearers
will be: Lance Griffith, Dirk Griffith, Ryan Seifert, Josh Heil,
Spencer Seifert, and Jonathan Aigner.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
Mass intentions be made in her honor at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Tribune, March 4, 2012
Agnes Elizabeth Sharp
Oct. 31, 1930 – May 15, 2012
Elizabeth Sharp, 81, of Bay City passed from this life on May 15,
2012, in Winnie surrounded by her loving family.
born to Clyde W. and Ella K. Cummings in Bay City on October 31,
services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at Cedar Vale
Cemetery in Bay City with Jerry Findley officiating.
cherish her memory are: her sons, Harlan Walker and Bob Walker and
wife, Lisa; her brother, Clyde Cummings; grandchildren, Megan,
Misty, Tammy, Craig and Christopher; seven great-grandchildren, and
her special friend, Jesse Findley.
preceded in death by her parents.
family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Agnes’s
name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are by Baker Funeral Home 634 S Columbia Dr West
Columbia Texas 77486.
condolences may be made by signing the guest book at
Tribune, Sunday, May 20, 2012
Shirley Kay Shearer
June 1, 1955 – April 4, 2012
Shirley Kay Shearer,
56, of Clute, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at her
She was born June 1,
1955, in Bay City, Texas, to Spergeon and Dorothy Barina Shearer.
She is survived by:
her mother, Dorothy Young; sisters, Beverly Claybourn and husband
Jon, Cecilia Studdard, Nancy Daniel and husband Greg; brother, Lee
McKinney; nieces and nephews, Noble and Justin Blythe, Kasey and
Katie Studdard, Gregory and Leslie Daniel; great-nieces and nephew,
Maddison, Tristin and Jordan Blythe and Carrington Studdard.
She was preceded in
death by: her father, Spergeon Whitfield Shearer; and brothers,
Spergeon and Whitfield Shearer.
Funeral services will
be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Stroud Funeral Home
in Clute with the Fr. Jim Lynes and the Rev. John Huss officiating.
Burial will be at 2
p.m., Monday April 9, 2012, at Roselawn Cemetery in Van Vleck,
Visitation was Friday,
April 6, 2012, at Stroud Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be
Jon Claybourn, Greg Daniel, Noble Blythe, Justin Blythe and Kasey
condolences may be sent to
Bay City Tribune, Saturday, April
7, 2012 12:00 pm
Wilma Brhlik Sherrill
Wilma Brhlik Sherrill,
88, died in Huntsville, Tx., on March 14, 2012. She was born Sept.
18, 1924 in Midfield, Tx., the older of two children of Frank Joseph
Brhlik and Violet Aiken Brhlik.
Wilma is survived by her daughter, Anita Jeanne Natale and son in
law Dick Natale; granddaughaters Lauren of The Woodlands, Whitney of
Houston, and Lindsey Begland and husband Doug of Denver, Co., and 3
great granddaughters; plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wesley Sherrill,
son Lawrence Glen Sherrill, and brother Frank P. “Sonny” Brhik.
The funeral service was held March 18, 2012 at Huntsville United
Methodist Church and buried next to her husband and son in Oakwood
Cemetery in Huntsville, Tx.
Jimmy Charles Shimek
(October 13, 1945 - March 29, 2012)
Jimmy Charles Shimek,
66, of Bay City passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012. He was born
October 13, 1945 in Houston to the late Charlie & Cecilia Shimek.
Jimmy moved to Bay City in 1967 to begin working at Celanese. He has
since retired. Jimmy loved his family and was a kind and generous
person to all. He always loved to laugh. Jimmy was a member of Holy
Cross Catholic Church. Many will miss him.
Jimmy is survived by
his wife of 46 years: Linda Humphrey Shimek of Bay City; their 2
children: Michael & Kim Shimek of Bay City and Tina & Craig
Slaughter of Palacios; 6 grandchildren: Amber and John Michael
Shimek, Chelsea, Caitlyn, Cameron, and Cade Slaughter; and 3
sisters: Charlene & John Boriskie, Shirley & Homer Becher, and Terry
& Charles Westbrook. He was preceded in death by his parents:
Charlie & Cecilia Shimek.
A rosary will be
recited 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
A mass will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Holy Cross
Catholic Church with Father Greg Korenek officiating. Interment will
follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers
will be: Tony Piwonka, Jeff Piwonka, Chris Piwonka, James Boriski,
Larry Busha, Mike Wanjura, Ray Skaines, and Homer Becher.
Donations may be
made to the American Heart Association or charity of choice.
Charles Warren Shockley
(December 25, 1928 - July 13, 2012)
Charles Shockley passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012. Charles was
born on December 25, 1928 in Altus, Oklahoma to the late Albert and
Stella Warren Shockley. He is survived by his wife of 51 years,
Doris Shockley, daughter Tanya Kay Shockley, son Billy Shockley,
sister Doris Jeanne Mouton; preceded in death by his parents and son
Charles Shockley and sisters, Margaret Frances and Janet Rodgers.
Funeral service will be 12:30P.M. Friday, July 20, 2012 at Houston
National Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will be on Thursday from
5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Renold Danyele Sidney
Jan. 24, 1969 – May 27, 2012
Funeral services for Renold Danyele Sidney, 43, of Cedar Lane, will
be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 at Greater Mount Zion Church,
6437 FM 521, Brazoria, TX 77422, with the Rev. Michael Riddick, II
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.
A wake will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 224 CR 160.
He was born in Bay City, Texas, January 24, 1969, and passed away
May 27, 2012, in Bay City. He was employed by Excel Construction,
Survivors include: his mother, Dorothy Sidney Thomas of Lake
Jackson; his father, Larry Fields of Bay City; three brothers,
Selwyn Thomas (Kizzy) of Houston, Dorian Thomas of Ft. Worth,
Lartres Davis of Bay City; one sister, Trisha Thomas (Robert) of
Lake Jackson; grandparents, William Sidney, Sr. of Cedar Lane,
Willie Sidney Williams, Eugene Fields, Sr. and Leola Griggs Fields,
all of Cedar Lane; and an enormous host of aunts, uncles, and other
relatives and friends.
Condolences may be shared with the family by fax 979-245-1537 or
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay
City, TX 77414, 979-245-5197.
Tribune, June 2, 2012
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott & Jerrilyn
William “Bill” Sidney, Sr.
April 1, 1927 – June 19, 2012
Funeral services for William Sidney, Sr., 85, of Cedar Lane, will be
held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church, 244 CR 160, off FM 521, Cedar Lane, TX 77415, with the Rev.
Michael Riddick, II eulogist.
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 until 8 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012
at Duncan Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, TX 77414.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 until 7 p.m.
He was born in Cedar Lane, Texas, April 1, 1927, and passed away
June 19, 2012, in Bay City.
He was lifelong resident of Cedar Lane where he farmed cotton and
vegetables for many years. Later in life he worked as a construction
foreman at the various chemical plants and retired in 1988.
Survivors include: his two daughters, Dorothy Sidney Thomas of Lake
Jackson and Mary Sidney Carter (Mel) of Fulshear; three sons,
William Sidney, Jr. of Cedar Lane, Henry Sidney (Lena) of Clear
Lake, and Buster Sidney (Gloria) of Missouri City; one sister, Iver
Mae Johnson of Dallas, and one brother, Kermit Sidney, Sr. (Hattie)
of Los Angeles, California; a lifelong devoted friend, Willie Sidney
Williams; 35 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and
Condolences may be shared with the family by fax 979-245-1537 or
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay
City, TX 77414, 979-245-5197
Bay City Tribune, June 27, 2012
David Floyd Sifford, 59, of Angleton, passed away peacefully
on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 after a courageous battle with
cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and
Geraldine Sifford, sister, Joyce Zapalac, brother Robert
Sifford and son-in-law Keith Flowers.
He is survived by his daughter, Michele Flowers,
grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Crowe, Levi Randall Flowers
and Garrett David Flowers, sister, Janice Lancello (Don),
brother, Michael Sifford, nieces, Janay Jones and Summer
Spatz and nephews Steven Lancello, Robert Sifford and
A visitation will be held at Palms Funeral Home in
Angleton on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31,
2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Palms Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. Billy Connor officiating. Graveside services will
follow at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing at 1:00pm on
The family would like to send a special thank you to
AMED Hospice for all the loving help in their time of
Thursday, March 29, 2012
David "Smooth" Silva, Sr.
July 6, 1950 – March 9, 2012
Funeral services for David "Smooth" Silva, Sr., 61, of Markham,
Texas will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at Word of Life
Church in Wadsworth, Texas. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery in
Bay City, Texas. Viewing will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday from
at 2420 Ave C, Bay City. David was born in Bay City to the late
Primitivo and Maria Silva on July 6, 1950 and died March 9, 2012 at
Matagorda Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. David
was preceded in death by: his parents; four brothers and one sister.
David leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 27 years, Gloria
Zamora Silva; three sons; three daughters; six brothers; three
sisters; 26 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of
nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers are to be Fernando Ledesma,
Jr., David Silva III, Jacinto Solis, III, Eric Southall, Sasan Selky,
and Evan Southall. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Hernandez, Steven
Hernandez, Sam Perez, Manuel Perez, Leo Silva, Sr. and Morris
Espinosa. Green’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements
Bay City Tribune, March 14, 2012
Susan Elizabeth Sterling
July 6, 1982 – May 17, 2012
Susan Elizabeth Sterling Silva, 29, passed away May 17, 2012. She
was born to the late David Sterling of Port Lavaca and Cathrine
Sterling Treybig of Matagorda on July 6, 1982.
Graveside services will be at Matagorda Cemetery on May 23, 2012 at
Left to cherish her memories are: her grandmother, Elaine Treybig,
Matagorda; mother, Cathrine Treybig, Matagorda; daughter, Maddeeson;
son, Brighton; brothers, Christopher Wilson and wife Elizabeth of
Austin, David Sterling of Iowa, Mark Dewalt Owens of Matagorda;
sisters, April Deadrich and husband Ryan of California, Kathrine
Sterling of Matagorda; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and
She is preceded in death by: grandfathers, Harold Treybig Sr. of
Matagorda, John Sterling and grandmother, Fay Bauer Sterling both of
Port Lavaca; father, David Sterling of Port Lavaca; aunts, Susan
Rawlings of Matagorda, Sally Treybig of Matagorda, Joan Starnes of
Arrangements are by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home of Bay City, Texas.
Bay City Tribune, May 23, 2012
(August 6, 1932 - August 21, 2012)
Daniel Skuca, 80, of
Pasadena, TX passed away August 21, 2012. He was born August 6, 1932
in Nada, TX to the late John Skuca and Anna Labay Skuca. He was a
carpenter by trade. He is survived by a number of nieces and
will be 11:00 AM Friday, August 24, 2012 at Roselawn Memorial Park
in Van Vleck with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.
Albert James “A. J.” Smith
June 23, 1931 – March 9, 2012
Funeral services for Albert James “A. J.” Smith, 80, of Bay City,
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Bethlehem
Christian Church, Cedar Lake with the Rev. K.W. Bree, eulogist.
Burial will follow at Bethlehem’s Smith Cemetery. Visitation and
guest book register will be from 2 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the
funeral home chapel. He was born in Sargent, Texas, June 23, 1931,
to John Smith and Peggy Monroe Smith, and passed away March 9, 2012,
in Katy, Texas. Survivors include: one sister, Lucinda Smith of
Houston; and two brothers, Matthew Smith, Sr. of Bay City, and
Robert L. Smith and Mamie of Cedar Lake. Also an enormous host of
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Online condolences may
be shared with the family at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by
fax 979-245-1537. Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home,
2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas 77414; phone 979-245-5197
Bay City Tribune, March 14, 2012
Funeral services for George Smith, 68,
of Bay City, Texas, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. L. C.
Cunningham Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery
in Bay City.
Mr. Smith will lie in state Wednesday at Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church from noon until 1 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon
until 9 p.m. at Green's Mortuary.
On October 4, 1931, a baby boy was born to Roy Smith and Laura Jones
Smith in Bay City. George passed away September 31, 2000 at his
residence. He graduated from Hilliard High School in Bay City and
attended Prairie View College. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy for
20 years. He was a Korean Veteran with duties in six countries. He
was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was employed with
the Bay City Independent School District for 19 years.
He is survived by two sons, Pastor Hughley McClinton and wife
Cassandra of Milwaukee, Wis., and George S. Miller of Bay City; five
daughters, Shelia G. Thomas and Leonard of Texarkana, Texas, Gloria
A. Smith, Joice E. Smith, Robbin S. Bryant and Kimberly Bonner and
James, all of Houston; a sister, Joyce Adams of Jose, Calif.; three
sisters-in-law, Phyllis Royster of Houston, Thelma Reeves and Doris
Royster of Bay City; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild;
special friends, Mary E. Smith, Vivian Mims, and Tommy L. Castilow,
and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Smith was preceded in death by his parents and brother.
Active pallbearers will be Jeffrey Royster, Clinton Barnes, Thomas
Englehardt, Romale Green, Frederick Woodard, James Bonner, Nathaniel
Moore, Ed Ash. Honorary pallbearers will be Pastor Hughley McClinton,
Brandon Bryant, Tommy L. Castilow, George S. Miller, and Tramale
Green's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. A00011A2000OT3
THE DAILY TRIBUNE, October 3, 2000
Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
Funeral services for Mike Smith, 91, of
Bay City will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at Mother Zion
Baptist Church in Bay City with Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating.
Burial will follow at East View Cemetery in Bay City.
Mr. Smith will lie in state at the church Wednesday from noon to 1
p.m.. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m. Family will
receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday night.
Mr. Smith was born Nov. 25, 1909 to Baker and Della Smith in Bay
City. He passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at Matagorda General
Hospital in Bay City.
He is survived by: his daughter and son-in-law, Lois Smith Booker
and Odis of Orange, Tex.; his son, Roy Lester Smith of Houston;
sister, Willie Clark of Bay City; two granddaughters, Rhonda Booker
of Orange and Denise Stewart; and a host of nieces, nephews and
other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Silvia and two
brothers, Ned and Moses.
Active pallbearers will be Roy Armelin, Arthur Armstrong, Kevin
Edison, Anthony Hawkins, Nelson McCoy, James Smith, Mike Smith, III,
Timothy L. Smith, and Wilbert Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Odis Booker, Nelson Brown, Lawrence
Hardeman, Leroy Hardeman, Lloyd Lewis, James Wardell McCoy, Robert
Simpson, Andrew Smith, Jr., Andrew Smith, Sr., Harold Smith, Moses
Smith, Jr., Ronnie Smith and Roy Lester Smith.
Arrangements are with Green's Mortuary.
THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, 11 Jan 2000
Last Rites Today For Thomas Smith
Mr. Thomas B. Smith, age 63 years, of
Markham died July 3rd at 5:30 p. m. in the Matagorda
General hospital. He was a member of the Blessing Masonic Lodge no.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irma
Smith of Markham; four daughters Mrs. Myrtle Johnson and Mrs. Leoma
Hale of Bay City, Mrs. Pauline Hickey of Markham and Mrs. Ethel
Goode of Kingsville; three sons, Oscar of Houston, Joe of Wayne,
Mich. and Thomas B. Smith Jr. of Oceanside, California. Also
surviving are six sisters and one brother, Mrs. Willie Watkins and
Mrs. Elza Baty of Bay City, Mrs. Sally Larkins of Cordell, Mrs. Eva
Ertell of Freeport, Mrs. Annie Jones of Taft, Mrs. Minnie Lowe of
Vivian, La., and P. D. Smith of Vidor, Texas.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p. m.
today from the Ashby Memorial Church with Rev. R. E. Black and Dr.
Allen O. Webb officiating. Interment was in the Hawley cemetery
under the direction of the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were Pat McKissick,
Gene Spoor, Frank Krenek, Vic Burchfield, Alton Snyder and Tom
Harris. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Blessing
Daily Tribune, July 5, 1951
Beatrice M. Sneed
BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] -
Beatrice Moore Sneed, 91, of Bay City, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002.
She was born July 9, 1911, in Fort Worth, to the late Oscar Sr. and
Mattie Hemphill Sneed. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors: daughter, Devorria Doann Sneed of Los Angeles, Calif.;
brother, Oscar Sneed of Bay City; and one grandchild.
Preceded in death by: parents.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Green's Mortuary chapel.
Services will be noon at the chapel, 2702 Ave. C, the Rev. Joe Wrape
officiating. Burial will be at East View Cemetery. Green's Mortuary,
Bay City, 979-245-3489.
The Victoria Advocate, December 28, 2002
Mason Angel Solis
(May 7, 2012 - May 8, 2012)
Angel Solis, infant son of John Michael Solis and Erminia Garay
Solis, was born May 7, 2012 at 9:34 PM and passed away May 8, 2012
at 7:34 PM.
maternal grandfather, Anastacio Garay preceded him in death.
Survivors include his parents and a brother Michael Andres Solis,
maternal grandmother Janie Garay, paternal grandparents Richard
Waymond Solis and Maria De Los Angels Rodriguez, paternal great
grandfather Juventino Rodriguez and a number of Aunts, Uncles and
will be recited at 6:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. Mass will be
10:00 AM Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. His uncles
David Solis and Steven Garay will serve as pallbearers.
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Mercedes Montoya Soto
April 29, 1935 – March 25, 2012
Funeral services for Charles Spano, 76, of Richmond, Texas, are set
for 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at First United Methodist
Church, 1127 Third Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471, with the Rev.
John Black officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Friday at
Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Texas.
Charles Spano was born April 29, 1935, in Galveston, Texas, to
Joseph Spano and Trinidad Landin Spano. He died March 25, 2012, at
his home in Richmond, Texas. He was a graduate of Navasota High
School, Wharton County Jr. College, and University of Alabama,
playing football throughout those years. He received his Masters
degree from Prairie View A & M. His love of football, track, and
other sports led to his coaching career, coaching at Stephen F.
Austin State University, Sweeny High School (winning the 1966 State
Football Championship), Bay City High School, Lamar Consolidated
High School, Rockdale High School, and B.F. Terry High School from
1981 until his retirement in 2002. He was a longtime member of Texas
High School Coaches Association.
married Nancy Ann Knight, and in September 2011 they celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary. He and Nancy owned and operated
Glassers Art Gallery in San Antonio at one time. Charles had been
active in Rotary Clubs and Optimist Clubs, serving as President of
the Sweeny Optimist Club during his time there.
and Nancy loved to travel, especially enjoying their RV group,
WesTex. He enjoyed watching bull riding and feeding birds.
recent years, he found much enjoyment with his buddies at Bob’s
was a member of First United Methodist Church, Rosenberg, Texas.
Family was very important to him; he especially loved his
grandchildren, who will lovingly remember him as “Grand Dad.”
Preceded in death by: his father, Joseph Spano; brother, James Spano;
and infant sister, Catherine Spano.
Survivors include: his wife, Nancy Spano, of Richmond, Texas;
daughter, Tamerah A. Ringo and husband John of Coppell, Texas; three
sons, Grant Spano and wife Norma of Rosenberg, Texas, Kyle Spano and
wife Kim of Lakeway, Texas, and Greg Spano and wife Mary of Iowa
Colony, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Kasey Spano-McClain and husband
Tony, Michael Grant Spano, Kody Charles Spano, Kylie Machele Spano,
Lauren Elizabeth Spano, Haley Rynn Ringo, Geoffrey Martin Spano, Koy
Hunter Spano, Gabriella Spano, Molly Kate Spano, Marcello Spano, and
Daniella Spano; one great-grandchild, Tatum Faith McClain; mother,
Trinidad Landin Spano, of Houston, Texas; sister, Marguerite Spano,
of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law Sandra Spano of Wharton, Texas; and
numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be given in his memory to First United Methodist
Church, 1106 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471, to Houston
Hospice (Blue Team), 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030, or to
Texas High School Coaches Association (Scholarship Fund), P.O.
Drawer 1138, San Marcos, Texas 78667-1138.
Condolence messages may be written for the Spano family at
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral
Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471, (281)
Bay City Tribune,
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Bernard “Bernie” Dean
April 22, 1934 – May 17, 2012
“Bernie” Dean Spence, 78, passed away May 17, 2012 after a long
born April 22, 1934, in Lawrence, Kansas to the late Walter Spence
and Ruth Peasley Spence. After graduation, he served in the Navy as
an airport fireman.
married Millie Sinks in 1955. She passed away along with an infant
daughter in 1957.
married Shirley Shaffer in 1959. They moved to Bay City in 1964 with
the Celanese expansion. He retired from Seagull Pipeline in 1995. He
was a regular with the “Diamond S Coffee Bunch” and at the First
preceded in death by: his parents; first wife and infant daughter;
three sisters; and beloved daughter, Lora Batson.
survived by: his wife of 53 years, Shirley Spence; son, David and
Christy Spence of Lake Jackson; daughters, Gale and Larry Dupriest
of Stephenville, Texas and Connie and Chris Donahue of Lenoir City,
Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Audrey, Zack, Claire and Dean
Donahue, Alexa Spence, Dana Dupriest Rodriguez and Tyler, Savanna
and Lilly Batson; great-grandson, Aiden Rodriguez and sisters, Alta
Slack and his twin, Bernice Nehrbas.
family will receive friends and relatives from 4 until 6 p.m.
Saturday at the funeral home.
service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the First Baptist
Church with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.
will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Batson, Jody Batson, Chris Donahue, Dean
Donahue, Zack Donahue and Grant Miller.
pallbearers will be Marvin Harvel, Carl Ogletree, Joe Reed, Quentin
Watkins and Bill Johnson.
may be made to the First Baptist Church.
condolences may be shared with the family by visiting
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City,
City Tribune, Sunday, May 20, 2012
Mrs. R. S. Starr
Mrs. Julius Wilkerson and daughter were in Houston the first of the
week called there by the death of his sister, Mrs. R. S. Starr.
Zura Starr, 38, of Waller, died at 8:15 a. m. Sunday in a Houston
hospital. She had been a resident of Waller for the past four years
and was a native of Lolita. Surviving are her husband, R. S. Starr,
Sr., a daughter, Miss Pearl Allen of Little Rock, Ark.; four sons,
R. S. Starr, Jr., J. W. Starr and Ronnie Lee Starr of Waller, and
Aubrey A. Allen of Monroe, La.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Wilkerson of Palacios; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Rousch of Houston,
and a brother, Julius Wilkerson of Palacios. Funeral services were
held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Fogle-West Chapel Chapel, with Rev.
Lewis B. Quarles officiating. Burial in Springer Cemetery, Fogle-West
Starr had recently undergone an operation from which it was thought
she was recovering nicely and her death came as a severe shock to
her family and friends.
Wilkerson who has been in Houston several weeks with her daughters
will return to Palacios the latter part of the week. The many
Palacios friends of the family extend deepest sympathy.
Palacios Beacon, June 27, 1940
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham