Matagorda County Obituaries
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Memorial service for Ruth Taggart, 87 of Sargent, will be Thursday, January 7, 2010, 12:30 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary (979) 245-3489 of Bay City, Texas.

Bay City Tribune, Published January 6, 2010
 


Rosalie Talafuse
(November 13, 1928 - March 1, 2007)

Rosalie Talafuse, 78, of Bay City passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007 in Waco. She was born November 13, 1928 in Bay City to the late Roy H. & Maudie (Cummings) Taylor. Rosalie was a member of the Wild Peach Community Church, a former longtime resident of Bay City, before moving to Waco 5 years ago. She is survived by 3 sons: Roy, Yancy, and Chad Rodgers; daughter: Debbie Hollen; 2 sisters: Eva Lois Stansberry and Patsy Munson; brother: Virgil Taylor; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. Mrs. Talafuse was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 husbands: Hubert M. Rodgers and Pete Talafuse. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Earl Breazeale officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Eugene W. Talbot

Oct. 24, 1862 - Dec. 6, 1894

Matagorda Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Harriet S. Talbot

Died Feb. 24, 1851

Matagorda Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

Eddie Tallas
(November 9, 1920 - August 4, 2008)

 

U.S. VeteranEddie Tallas, 87, of Van Vleck passed away August 4, 2008. He was born November 9, 1920 to the late Joseph and Mary Swet Tallas. He worked as a plumber for many years, served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.
 

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Gertrude Fojtik Tallas; daughters and sons-in-law Shirley & Bob Kilpatrick of Bryan, TX and Carol & David Branton of Van Vleck; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
 

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8pm Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 8, 2008 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Jared Stillions officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Greg Branton, Alan Kilpatrick, Mark Branton, Eric Branton, Joseph Brannon & Steven Milner. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1909 Peach, Bay City, TX 77414.
 

Bay City Tribune, August 10, 2008

 


Gertrude Veronica Tallas
(February 4, 1921 - November 5, 2008)

Gertrude Veronica Tallas, 87, of Van Vleck passed away Nov. 5, 2008. She was born February 4, 1921 in East Bernard, TX to the late August & Sophie Tymel Fojtik.

Her husband of 60 years Edward Tallas preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 2008. Survivors include daughters & their spouses Shirley & Bob Kilpatrick of Bryan, TX and Carol & David Branton of Van Vleck; sisters Della Biezenski of Van Vleck & Evelyn Schmalriede of Houston; brother Victor Fojtik of Humble; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8pm Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Jared Stillions officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1909 Peach, Bay City, TX 77414. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Mrs. Paul Talmadge, Charitable Worker, Buried Tuesday P. M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Leonora May Talmadge were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday, January 28, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Richard E. Stone officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

Born June 20, 1901, in Wheeler, Indiana, she had been a resident of Matagorda County for 23 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, an active worker with the Salvation Army, Welfare Board, Red Cross and other charitable organizations.

She passed away at 11:30 a. m. Sunday in St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston where she recently underwent surgery.

She is survived by her husband, Paul L. Talmadge; one daughter, Mrs. James (Colleen) Penland and one granddaughter, all of Palacios.

The Palacios Beacon, January 30, 1964
 


Paul Preston Talmadge

Paul Preston Talmadge of Fort Worth, formerly of Palacios, died September 18 in Fort Worth.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday, September 21, at the First Presbyterian Church of Palacios with the Rev. Leslie E. Webb, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery.

Son of the late Arthur and Alice Talmadge, he was born March 30, 1902 in Hanna, Indiana. He moved to Palacios in 1941 where he worked in civil service at Camp Hulen, later as a millwright at Alcoa Point Comport Operations until his retirement in 1964. He married Leonora Hill, who preceded him in death on January 26, 1964, and they were the parents of two children, Paul Preston Talmadge, Jr. (deceased) and Mrs. Guy R. (Colleen) Claybourn, Jr.

He was a member and Trustee of First Presbyterian Church of Palacios until moving his letter to Asbury Methodist Church in Fort Worth, where he has made his home since 1965. He was also a member of Matagorda County Gem and Mineral Society.

He is survived by his wife, Viola Hill Talmadge of Fort Worth; his daughter, one sister, Mrs. William (Wynema) Henderson of Union Mills, Indiana; one brother, Warren Talmadge of Crescent City, Florida; three grandchildren.

The Palacios Beacon, September, 1974
 


HOWARD ALVIN TANNER

FRANCITAS - Howard Alvin Tanner, 88, of Francitas, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 in Ganado. He was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Palacios. He had been an armed guard on a Merchant Marine ship during WWII, U.S. Navy, and he was a rancher. He was a member of Jackson County Fair Board, Jackson County Parks Board, Jackson County Wide Drainage Board, and First Presbyterian Church of Palacios. He was a supporter of the Matagorda County Fair, Palacios FFA, Palacios 4-H, Jackson County 4-H, and Youth Auction.

He is survived by his daughters, Phylis Olsovsky, Melvena Rabichaux and husband Allie, and Shawn Tanner; granddaughters, Terri Lynn, Kate and Kala; grandsons, Kyle and Mark; great-granddaughters, Bryinna and Morgan; and great-grandsons, Ozzy, Mason and Slade.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Evy Estelle Myers; parents, Joseph Elmer Tanner and Ethel Agnes Culbertson; sisters, Icy Estelle Myers and Frances Hellen Tanner; and brothers, Carl Andrew Tanner and Joseph Emery Tanner.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today, Sept. 9, 2010, at Ganado Funeral Chapel.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church of Palacios. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 3rd and Morton Street, Palacios, TX 77465.

Ganado Funeral Home, Ganado, 361-771-2120.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 9, 2010
 


OLGA KONARIK TARGAC


WEIMAR - Olga Konarik Targac, 86, of Weimar, passed away March 4, 2008 in Houston. She was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Smithville, the daughter of Jan and Emilie Konarik.

Olga was a homemaker, childcare provider, and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar. She married Joe Charles Targac on April 24, 1948.

Olga is survived by her daughter, Pat Simons and husband James of Columbus; sons, Deacon Joseph Targac and wife Mary of Hallettsville, David Targac and wife Stephanie of Bay City, and Gary Targac and wife Christina "Cricket" of Anchorage, Alaska; eight grandchildren, Patrick Simons, Chris, Matt, Spencer, Blair, Zachary, Christi and Dustin Targac; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Jonathon and Nicholas Simons, Brittany, Cassidy, Ryan and Titan Targac.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Eddie Konarik; and sister, Millie Svoboda.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2008, with a parish prayer service and rosary at 7 p.m., at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Visitation will resume from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church with Fr. John Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Plum.

Pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Michael Catholic School in Weimar or the charity of your choice.


Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, 979-732-2143.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 3/6/2008.

 


Talmadge James Tatum, Sr.
(December 12, 1939 - January 3, 2007)

Talmadge James Tatum, Sr., 67, of Bay City died January 3, 2007. He was born December 12, 1939 in Bay City to the late A. J. and Kathleen Hennigan Tatum. He and his wife operated Tex-Pak Express in Bay City for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Jean Ann Tatum of Bay City; daughter & son-in-law Kimberly Ann and David Morton of Bay City; sons Jim Tatum of Bay City and A. Jay Tatum of Wadsworth; grandchildren Craig Guynes, Dee Guynes, Brian Tatum, A. J. Tatum, Tamira Stone, and Robyn Stone.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, January 5, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francisville Cemetery in Wadsworth, Texas. Pallbearers include Ronnie Radfort, Bill Johnson, Dave Rotramel, Keith De Fehr, Michael Gandy, Jim Lyle, Robert Searles and Michael Martin. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City.

www.taylorbros.net
 


ARLENE WILCOX TAYLOR


BAY CITY - Funeral services for Arlene Wilcox Taylor, 52, formerly of Bay City, who passed away Feb. 27, 2008, will be held Saturday, March 8, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray Martin, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the chapel.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 3/7/2008.

 

 

 Mrs. Ellie Cox Taylor Funeral Rites Tues., Burial In Hawley


Mrs. Ellis Cox Taylor, age 82 years, passed away at her home near Clemville Sunday at 9:10 p.m. Mrs. Taylor has been a number of years.

 

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Glen Larsen, Miss Goldie Taylor, Mrs. Grace Rasmussen; six sons, Harry, Carl, Erick, Joiner, William and Ernest; one brother, W. H. Cox, Houston. Funeral services were held at Matchett-Newman Funeral home Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. with burial in Hawley Cemetery.

 

Matagorda County Tribune, March 22, 1945
 


Taylor

 

Funeral services will be held for Eura L. Hassell Taylor, 75, of Markham, 10 a.m. Friday at Taylor Brothers Chapel.

 

Taylor died December 9, 1981 at her residence.

 

Survivors include: husband, Loy Taylor of Markham; daughter, Clara M. Frick of Markham; step-daughters, Roxie Hoffman, Hope Auld, Margaret Johnson, Elsie Balch and Verna Lee Hamilton; son, Carmon E. Hassell of Markham; step-sons, James Taylor, R. C. Taylor and Dayton Taylor; brothers, Jack Smith and M. O. Smith.

 

Burial will follow services at Hawley Cemetery.

 

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE

 


Frances Parr Taylor
Jan. 6, 1915 - June 14, 2010

Frances Parr Taylor, 95, of Bay City, Texas went to be with her loved ones in her heavenly home Monday, June 14, 2010.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, January 6, 1915, to Clara Sprinkle Parr and Arthur Gilbert Parr, she moved to Bay City in 1935. She was the manager of Frels State Theatre when she married Frank Shaw Taylor on May 16, 1943, and continued on at the theatre until 1955. She then worked beside her husband at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, until his passing in 1973.

Frances was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she served faithfully for 70 years. She served on the Administrative Board; Chairman of the Bereavement Committee; Charter member of the Altar Guild; served as President of the Fellowship Class, and a past President and member of the Chancel Choir for over 50 years. She was an avid golfer and served as President of the Bay City Country Club Women's Golf Association; was a Charter and Life member of the Matagorda General Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary; a Patron of Festival of Arts Association; a member and officer of the Book Review Club; a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed participating in the Red Hat Ladies Society Club, and playing bridge and dominoes.

Frances is preceded in death by: her beloved husband, Frank Shaw Taylor; parents, Clara and Arthur Parr; sister, Vashti Parr; stepsons, Don Jean Taylor and Vann Shaw Taylor; and daughter-in-law, Ida LeTulle Taylor.

She is survived by: her daughter-in-law, Bobbye S. Taylor; great nephew and niece, Seth Taylor and Sandra Steves, who were her loving care-givers; granddaughter, Karen Taylor Vacek; great-great nieces and nephews, Jean Claire and John Muskiet; Scott and Michelle Steves; Mary Frances and Troy Hatchett; grandchildren, Diane T. Coffey, Richard Taylor, Charlotte T. Miller, Donna T. Sliva, Mariann "Wickie" T. Ashcraft; sister Clara Nettles; niece and nephews Kathy Moon, Austin Nettles, and Milton Nettles; great nieces and nephews Marthella Spoonemore, Lewis Steves, Savanna Franklin, and Diana Null; great grandchildren Marcus Monroe, Bryan Vacek, Julie Taylor, Melissa Hawkins, Lee Stewart, Shannon Yates, Jean Miller, Clark Miller, Julia Molle and Sam Sliva; great-great grandchildren, Tyler, Clayton, Kolby and Lexi Vacek, Caity and Melody Yates, Hailey and Hanna Miller, Timothy and Joshua Stewart, and Harley Perez; great-great-great nieces and nephews Claire Carter, Jordan Kubeczka, Meredith Steves, Morgan Steves, Anna Hatchett, Hayden Steves , Madeline Steves, Whitney Muskiet, Chance Muskiet; her beloved cousin Bobbie Hall and her children Robert Hall, Frances Vinson, and Michael Hall.

The Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church of Bay City with the Rev. Chris Harrison and the Rev. Jeff Gantz officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were Scott Steves, John Muskiet, Troy Hatchett, Bryan Vacek, Kerry Coffey, and Clark Miller.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Houston Hospice or the First United Methodist Church.

Many thanks go to the Legacy Assisted Living. Frances had several enjoyable years there among the staff and other residents.

* She lived in Faith, and now is in full Knowledge of Christ.*

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published June 21, 2010
 


TAYLOR

Miss Goldie E. Taylor, 93, of Bay City died July 24 in her residence. She was a county resident since childhood. Survivors are brothers William H. Taylor of Bay City and C. V. Taylor of Willows, Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday, July 26, at 10 a.m. in Hawley Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Ramsey of the First Baptist Church of Markham will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, July 25?, 1980
 


Ida Mae LeTulle Taylor
Oct. 29, 1923 - Jan. 16, 2010

Ida Mae LeTulle Taylor, 86, of Rockport, Texas passed away January 16, 2010.

She was born October 29, 1923 in Wadsworth, Texas to the late John James and Lela Lee Bond LeTulle.

Her husband Dr. Vann Shaw Taylor preceded her in death in 2003.

Survivors include: daughters, Karen Vacek and Diane Coffey and husband, Kerry of Bay City; son, Richard Vann Taylor and wife Cindy of Portland, Texas; sister, Juanita Matthes of Bay City; mother-in-law, Frances Taylor of Bay City; grandchildren, Marc Monroe and wife Saundra of Austin, Melissa Hawkins and husband Kevin of Bay City, Bryan Vacek and wife Vikki of Bulverde, Texas, Julie Taylor of Ingleside, and Lee Stewart and husband David of Corpus Christi; great grandchildren, Harley Perez, Michael Taylor Monroe, Heather Elizondo, Laura Elizondo, Tyler Vacek, Clayton Vacek, Kolby Vacek, Lexi Vacek and Timothy and Joshua Stewart and by her loving care givers John and Theresa Scheurick and their daughter Elizabeth Nance.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Harrison officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Kevin Hawkins, Bryan Vacek, Marc Monroe, Louis Ziegenhals, Jim Matthes, and Kerry Coffey.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004, Aransas County Medical Services, Inc. Building Fund, P. O. Box 821, Rockport, TX 78381-0821, or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published January 24, 2010                                                Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


John "Whit" Taylor
(April 27, 1968 - August 31, 2005)

John “Whit” Taylor, 37 of Fort Worth passed away August 31, 2005 in Fort Worth. He was born April 27, 1968 in Fort Worth. He graduated from Bay City High School and attended Wharton County Junior College and LSU. He loved flying, fishing and Frisbee Golf. He was very athletic, courageous and fun-loving. He is survived by his daughter, Alex Esser of Baton Rouge; his parents, Howard and Hazel Taylor of Fort Worth; his brother, Brent Taylor of Bay City; nephew Mason Taylor; niece Lauren Jones; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

www.taylorbros.net
 


John Eric Taylor Killed in Accident At Hebronville

Mr. John Eric Taylor, 60, World War I veteran, was killed Thursday in an oil field accident at Hebronville. The former Matagorda county resident's remains will be brought here for burial.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Glenn Larsen and Mrs. Otto Rasmussen of Clemville and Miss Goldie Taylor of Bay City; four brothers, Harry and Carl Taylor of Willis, California and Ernest Taylor of Bakersfield, California and William Taylor of Clemville.

Services will be Saturday afternoon at 3 from Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. R. E. Black officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, May 28, 1954
 


John Wesley Taylor, Jr.


John Wesley Taylor, Jr., 27, of Brazoria passed away Sept. 4, 2008. He was born January 14, 1981 in Bay City, TX to John Wesley Taylor, Sr. & D’Juana Lacina Taylor.

Survivors include his parents, both of Brazoria, brother Jake Taylor of Brazoria, maternal grandmother Doretta Lacina of Brazoria, paternal grandmother Eunice Ware of Baton Rouge, LA, Aunts; Rhonda Weathers of Brazoria, Debbie and Larry Jones of Mississippi, Donna and D. D. Phenald and Diane and Kenny Northrop all of Louisiana, as well as a number of great aunts and uncles, cousins and other relatives.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. David Pate officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. P. J. Nelson, Jay Johnson, John Ashley, Jim Alford, Randy Miksch & Ryan Naquin will serve as pallbearers with Billie Turner as honorary pallbearer. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613

Bay City Tribune, Published September 7, 2008                           Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Joyce Jensen Taylor

Joyce Jensen Taylor, 48, of Wharton died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton.

She was born Feb. 14, 1948, in Bay City to parents Roy and Lola Swenson Jensen. She graduated from Tidehaven High School in 1966. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wharton and lived in Wharton twenty eight years.

Survivors are parents, Roy and Lola Jensen of Wharton, formerly of Blessing; Sons: Louis Ducros, Clute, Jules and wife Sylvia Ducros of Wharton; Brother and sister in law: Larry and Jan Jensen, Bay City; Sister and brother in law, June and Ronnie Rowland, Bay City; Grandson, Gregory Trahan of Wharton; 13 nieces and nephews. Many other relatives and friends.

Service was Monday, Jan. 20 at 2 p. m. from the First Baptist Church in Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman of Bay City and Rev. Joe K. McCammon of the First Baptist Church of Wharton officiating. Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, January 21, 1997
 

Vann Shaw Taylor
Nov. 7, 1922 - Mar 21, 2003

Ida LeTulle Taylor
Oct. 29, 1923 - Jan. 16, 2010

 Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


W. H. Taylor

W. H. Taylor, age 81 years, 10 months and six days, died Friday night at his home near Clemville. He is survived by his wife, three daughters: Miss Goldie Taylor, Mrs. L. P. Larson and Mrs. Otto Rasmussen, all of Clemville; six sons: H. L. Taylor, C. V. Taylor and E. B. Taylor, all of California, J. E. Taylor of Corpus Christi, J. W. Taylor of Hawkins and W. M. Taylor of Clemville.

The funeral services will be at 2:30 Sunday afternoon from the Walker-Matchett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, with Rev. R. E. Black of Markham officiating.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, November 1, 1941, Matagorda County, Texas
 


CHRISTOPHER A. TEMPLETON

MARKHAM - Christopher Alan Templeton, 39, of Markham, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. He was born April 1, 1970, in Bay City, to Betty Jurek and Terrance Templeton. He worked as a butcher in the meat market of Jurek Smoke House.

He is survived by his wife, Jaymie Campbell of Bay City; his mother, Betty J. Fisher and her husband Sidney Leon Fisher; by his sons, Seth Arrington Templeton of Austin, Jonathan Templeton of Mesquite, and Greyson Campbell of Bay City; by his brothers, Joshua Fisher of Austin, Shawn Fisher of Pearland, and Blake Fisher of Houston; and by one aunt, two uncles, and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Rush officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 2, 2010
 

Charles Adrain Tenberg, 47, beloved husband, father, son and friend left this life to be with his “Lord & Loved Ones” on June 5, 2010.

Visitation will be held in the chapel of E. P. Compean Funeral Directors from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wed., June 9, 2010 with a Religious Service beginning at 7 p.m.

A Graveside service will be held on at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas, following a visitation from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the chapel of E. P. Compean Funeral Directors.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Mary Tenberg; daughter, Nicole April Tenberg; father, Harvey G. Tenberg; mother, Mary Jean Hawthorn and husband Aubrey; Brother, Paul Tenberg and wife Mary Frances, along with many other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to E. P. Compean Funeral Directors, “Our Family Serving Your Family”, 1223 Sixth St., Rosenberg, TX. 77471, 281-238-4443.

Bay City Tribune, Published June 8, 2010          Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Lois Billings Terrell

Advocate News Service

Bay City—Lois Billings Terrell, 89, of Bay City, died Saturday at a Bay City Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 3, 1894 in Gonzales County, she had been a resident of Bay City for the past 15 years as a housewife.

She was a member of the Church of God.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Monday at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas. The Rev. Chester Sassman will officiate.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Watson of Bay City, two granddaughters, Joanne Hearn and Kay Parker both of Bay City; four great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home of Bay City is in charge of arrangements.

The Victoria Advocate, April, 1984
 


TERRY

 

Anne "Betsy" Terry, 94, of Bay City, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2005. She was born April 9, 1910 in Davilla, Texas, to the late Robert Kerr and Ida White Kerr.

 

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Troy and an associate member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Bay City. Formerly of Troy, she has resided in Bay City since 1993.

 

She married Earl Marvin Skinner of Bartlett on December 1, 1928, and H. A. Terry of Pasadena on August 26, 1966.

 

She was preceded in death by: her husbands, Earl Marvin Skinner and H.A. Terry; her parents; her daughter, Mary Gladys Brooks; two sons, Joe Terry and Robert Skinner; three sisters; two brothers; and a grandson.

 

She was survived by: her daughters-in-law, Janiece Hinkle and husband Bill of Waco, and Connie Terry of Dallas; her sons, Jack Terry and wife Gerry of Morgan City, Louisiana, and Wayne Terry and wife Dee of

 Frisco; her sister, Nell Underwood of Las Cruces, New Mexico; her brother, E.H. "Ned" Kerr of Holland, Texas; and by 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005 at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Bay City, with the Rev. Tom Morgan officiating.

 

Interment was at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.

 

Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

 

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005, at The Legacy in Bay City.

 

The Bay City Tribune, January 19, 2005

 


Marion Louise Terry
(September 27, 1917 - February 25, 2007)

Marion Louise Terry, 89, of Bay City passed away Feb. 25, 2007. She was born Sept. 27, 1917 in New Waverly, TX to the late Marion Sephus and Ella Louise Kelly Hollis. She was a former longtime resident of Livingston, TX.

Survivors include daughter Jerry Perinich; son Nevi Gleves Terry, Jr.; grandchildren Lynndy Perinich, Debby L. Avitts, Sara Terry, & Melissa Terry and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 at the Blanchard Baptist Church in Livingston, TX with Rev. Royce Pennington and Rev. Fred Alford officiating. Interment will follow at the Forrest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, TX. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Charles Wesley Teutsch
June 21, 1935 – March 21, 2011

Charles Wesley Teutsch, 75, of Bay City passed away Monday, March 21, 2011 in Houston. 

He was born June 21, 1935, in Henderson, Texas, to the late James and Hazel Teutsch.

He attended Texas A&M University and married Louise Fikes in 1954.  Charlie was a longtime resident of Bay City, owner and operator of Teutsch’s Texaco for 30 years, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

He is survived by: his wife, Louise Fikes Teutsch of Bay City; daughter, Louann of Corpus Christi; son, James of Bay City; two grandsons, Taylor and Tex both of Bay City; and brother, James R Teutsch. 

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Smith; and daughter, Traci Dale Teutsch.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church of Bay City with the Rev. Jeff Gantz and the Rev. Pauline Harvey Storey officiating.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Taylor Teutsch, Tex Teutsch, Gail Holton, Pete Lozano, Larry Davis, Chris Bouldin, and Ray Pawloski.

Honorary pallbearers will be: W. L. Spencer, Paul Bragg, Stan Eldridge, George Yeager, Mike Mariner, Mike Wade, Robert Nauman, Jack Steen, Ralph Thompson, and all the guys from Teutsch’s Texaco.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bay City, Texas.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, 979-245-4613.

Roselawn Memorial Park
 


Lucille Thames

Graveside services for Lucille Thames, 77, will be held 4 p. m. Tuesday at Hawley Cemetery.

Mrs. Thames was born July 25, 1914, to Susan Rebecca and George Perciville in Bastrop County and died Dec. 14, 1911.

Her one sister, Susie Odean, and her parents have preceded her in death.

When she was about 2 years old, in 1916, she and her family moved to Matagorda County and settled near Blessing. In 1942, she married Chester Thames, and together, they raised three children.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Chester; her daughter, Susie Marie Chamrad; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dale Thames and wife Beverly and Kenneth Thames; a granddaughter, Becky Austin; a great-granddaughter, Sabel Austin; and two step-grandsons, Jayson and Jeffrey Davis.

Her family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her name to the Student Education Fund, Philip H. Parker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2438, Bay City, or to a charitable cause of your choice.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, December 15 or 16, 1991
 


Hawley Burial For Mrs. Tharp

Mrs. Madge Tharp, a resident of San Francisco, passed away in Houston this morning. She grew up in Blessing and will be interred in Hawley Cemetery there.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel. Rev. Milton McWilliams of St. Mark's Episcopal Church will officiate.

Survivors include her son, Bobby Tharp of San Francisco; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul Braden of Houston and Mrs. Hugh Thompson of Rockport.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, March 3, 1967, Matagorda County, Texas


ELISHA THOMAS SR.

CEDAR LAKE - Funeral services Elisha Thomas Sr. "Black Snake" of Cedar Lake will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church with Pastor K. W. Bree officiating.

Burial will be at Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery immediately following services.

Viewing will be Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 9/10/2009
 


Evalina Taylor Thomas

Funeral services for Evalina Taylor Thomas, 74, of San Antonio are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be Sunday until 9 p.m. at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.

A former resident of Bay City, Mrs. Thomas, a Baptist, was born Oct. 27, 1919 in Cedar Lane to Allen and Martha Henry Taylor and died Feb. 16, 1994 at Southeast Nursing Home in San Antonio.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Voncile Holt and Robert Thomas Sr. and Delores Thomas, all of San Antonio; a brother and sister-in-law, Odean and Dorothy Taylor of Bay City; two sisters-in-law, Luberta Thomas and Johnnie Thomas; two brothers-in-law, Samuel Thomas and Charles Thomas, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers are Odean Taylor Jr., Timothy Taylor, James Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, Jade Gatson and Thomas Clay.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February 1994                   Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Luberta Thomas
Oct. 27, 1920 - Aug. 19, 2009

Funeral services for Luberta Thomas, 88, of Cedar Lane, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2009, at St. Mark Bapt. Church, Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Herbert Hawkins, Jr., eulogist. Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home chapel.

She was born in
Cedar Lane, Texas, October 27, 1920, to Henry Thomas, Sr. and Gracie Grice Thomas, and passed away August 19, 2009, in Bay City.

Survivors include: one brother, Charles Thomas (and Cleopatra) of Cedar Lane; two sisters-in-law, Johnnie M. Thomas and Roxie M. ONeal; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City
,
Texas (979) 245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, Published August 26, 2009
 


Funeral rites for Mrs. Maud Thomas set for Tuesday

Funeral services will be held at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel at 2 p. m. Tuesday for Mrs. Maud Walker Thomas, Bay City.

Mrs. Thomas, 72, died at her Sparks Road home early today.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Dr. Tom Dyal, pastor, will officiate followed by interment in Hawley Cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas was a native of Hubbard, Texas.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eula Watts, Bay City; two sons, Eugene W. Thomas, Houston; Robert W. Thomas, Fort Worth; sisters, Mrs. Kate Jones, Hermleigh, Texas; Mrs. Cora Boyd, Eureka, Texas; Mrs. Bulah Mills, Cypress, Texas; Mrs. Ruth Williams, Bay City; Miss Ester Walker, Bay City; Mrs. Grace Woolton, Bandera; brothers, Grady Walker, Bay City; and Oscar Walker of Amarillo.

The Daily Tribune, July 10, 1961
 

HOUSTON - Reginald Thomas, 30, of Houston, formerly of Cedar Lane, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006.

He was born Dec. 5, 1975, in Houston, to Bennie Joe Austin and the late Loyce Thomas.

Survivors: sons, TaKareyon Thomas and Kyler Thomas, both of Houston; sister, Joyce Austin of Houston; half-sisters, Kiana Wyche and Pamela Austin; brother, Herman Austin of Bay City; and grandparents, Margaret and Herman Austin of Bay City and Eva Thomas of Houston.

Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, the Rev. H.H. Hawkins officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mark Cemetery. Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, [Matagorda County, Texas] 979-245-5197.

Pallbearers: Ronnie Thomas, Robert Moore, Shannon McCoy, Dennis McCoy, Elmo Roberson, Marvin Thymes, Rodgers Thymes Jr., Derick Thymes, Gregory Stevens Jr., Jason Stevens.

Victoria Advocate, September 1, 2006
 

CEDAR LANE [Matagorda County, Texas] - Funeral services for Samuel Thomas, 83, of Cedar Lane, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at St. Mark Baptist Church, in Cedar Lane, with the Rev. H.L. Hawkins as eulogist. Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 11/2/2007

[July 20, 1924 - October 26, 2007 SSDI]
 


William E. “Bill” Thomas

William E. “Bill” Thomas, Jr., 61, of Tres-Palacios Oaks died Friday, April 11. He was born April 27, 1919 in Jacksonville, Fla. Thomas lived in Palacios for the past 10 years and was a commercial pilot and an inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include: wife, Joy S. Thomas; daughter, April Ziegler of Stafford, Texas; son, William S. Thomas, Houston; sisters, Virginia Hurlbert, Houston, Vivian Watkins, Fla. Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. today at the Palacios Funeral Chapel with Rev. Murdock McCrae officiating. Interment was held in Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements made by Taylor Brothers Funeral home Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, Sunday, April 13, 1980
 


Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Bob Thompson

 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City for J. R. "Bob" Thompson, Collegeport farmer, who was found dead in Virginia last week with a bullet in his head.

 

The services were held at 2:30 o'clock and burial was in the Hawley Cemetery near Blessing.

 

Pallbearers were W. W. Wilkinson Jr., Vernon Bowers, Jimmy Norton, Arthur Matthes, M. S. Holsworth and John Merck.

 

June 3, 1941, Newspaper Unknown

 


Bobbie Estell Thompson
(July 30, 1920 - January 14, 2011)

Bobbie Estell Thompson, 90, of Bay City, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at Matagorda Regional Medical Center. She was born July 30, 1920 in Jackson County, Texas to the late William “Bill” Green and Grace Birmingham Green.

She is survived by her husband: W. Ralph Thompson of Bay City; by her daughters and sons-in-law: Beverly Stepan of El Campo, Norma Jean & Billy Fielder of Edna, Carilyn & Tom Richardson of Temecula, CA, Marilyn & Wayne Carroll of Edna; by stepdaughters: Vicky and Mike Stone of Bay City and Shirley Thompson of Bay City; by sons and daughters-in-law: Buddy & Brenda Miller of Jerrell and Billy and Dana Miller of Edna; by stepsons: Robert & Kim Thompson of Bay City and W.R. “Shorty” & Teri Thompson of Bay City; by her sister: Laverne McFadden of League City; and by 27 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; by her daughter, Londa Sue Rich; by stepson, Terry A. Thompson; by 2 sisters and 2 brothers; and by 1 grandson.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 17, 2011 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lane Par-Due, officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Justin Miller, Brian Stone, Todd Stepan, Duane Muncrief, W.R. “Shorty” Thompson, and Robert Thompson.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Bunyan Ezell Thompson
(October 7, 1909 - October 11, 2005)

Bunyan Ezell Thompson, 96, of Deer Park, TX died October 11, 2005 at Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena, TX. He was born October 7, 1909 to the late Robert Lee and Nancy Ophelia Seals Thompson. He was a resident of Deer Park the past 2 years, a former 50 year resident of Bay City, and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a member of carpenters and millwright local 213. Survivors include: 3 daughters: Joyce Gross of Huntsville, TX, Jimmie Gilpin of Deer Park, TX, and Kathy LaBlanc of Lake Charles, LA; son: Don Ray Thompson of Sonoma, CA; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Hettie Inez Byrd Thompson, 3 sisters and 7 brothers. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 15, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers are Michael & Darin Gross, Kevin & Jeff Thompson, Terry, David, and Timothy Gilpin, and Robert Taylor. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Erma Thompson

Funeral services for Erma I. Thompson, 83, of Brazoria, Tx., were held March 18, 1997 at the First United Methodist Church of Brazoria. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mrs. Thompson died March 17, 1997, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Erma "Nana" spent her life lovingly nurturing others. As a dedicated wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed the time-honored pleasures of baking, sewing, and playing bridge. She cherished her sixty-year marriage to her best friend, dance partner, and fishing buddy, J. O. Thompson. Together Erma and "Spots" left a legacy of strong family values stitched together with laughter and love.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include: a daughter, Karen Crouch of Lubbock; three sons, Keith Thompson of Brazoria; Tracy Thompson of Palcentia, California; Jimmy Thompson of Palacios, Texas; a brother, H. O. Kleier of Oxford, Kansas; two sisters, Norva Yates of Tustin, California; Elmeree Oliver of Santa Fe, New Mexico; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Beverly Finch, Laurie Harris, Verlinda Thompson, Mandy Thompson, Jennifer Anderson, Jody Thompson, Bree Thompson, and Tyler Thompson.

Palacios Beacon, March 26, 1997
 

 

Ethel Thompson
Sunrise, June 17, 1942 - Sunset, Feb. 23, 2009


Home going service of Sister Ethel Thompson.

Lie in state
2:00 to 8:00 p.m., March 3, 2009. Duncan Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City TX. 979-245-5197

Funeral Services
11:00 a.m. March 4, 2009 Zion Temple A.M.E.
Church Brazoria, TX 979-798-8754


Bay City Tribune, Published March 1, 2009

 


J. O. “Spot” Thompson

Funeral arrangements for J. O. “Spot” Thompson, 81, of Palacios are scheduled for 5 p. m. today at the First United Methodist Church of Palacios with the Rev. Ralph Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery.

Mr. Thompson was born Oct. 27, 1911 in Ava, Mo. to Jay O. and Maude Walker Thompson and died Aug. 22, 1993 in St. David’s Hospital in Austin.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Palacios and was a welder out of Local 211. He was a resident of Palacios since 1954.

Survivors include: his wife, Erma Kleier Thompson of Palacios; a daughter, Karen Crouch of Austin; three sons, Keith Thompson of Brazoria; Tracy Thompson of Baytown and Jimmy Thompson of Palacios; a sister Juanita Thornton of Augusta, Kansas; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gene Eggemeyer, Terry Oglesby, Bobby Hooker, Fred Huitt, Gerald Taylor and Chipper Holt.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, August 25, 1993
 


James “J. O.” Thompson

James “J. O.” Thompson, 73, of El Maton, died Monday September 25, in Matagorda General Hospital. He was born May 11, 1905 in Pawnee County, Nebraska. The deceased was a member of the County Farm Bureau; SPJST; engaged in this area in rice farming and ranching for numerous years and a resident of Bay City since 1911. Survivors include his wife, Martha Thompson, a son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie Lee and Susan Thompson, a granddaughter, Michelle Thompson all of El Maton. Services will be held at 2:00 p. m., Thursday, September 28 at the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Merle Waters officiating. Interment at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing. Pallbearers are Dr. Alfred Kopecky, Jr., Weldon Popek, Kenneth Sliva, E. R. Vacek, Jr., Roy Raska, and Tommy Thompson. Honorary pallbearers include Joe Junek, W. F. Curnutt, Joe Hadley and Tom Simpson. Arrangements under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, September, 1978
 


JOHNNY B. THOMPSON JR.

REFUGIO - Johnny B. Thompson Jr., 81, of Refugio, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 11, 1929 in Palacios to the late Johnny Sr. and Lela Harris Thompson.

Johnny was a decorated
Korean War veteran, serving with the 5th Marine Division in combat missions including the Inchon Landing, the retaking of Seoul, and the Chosin Reservoir.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Kathleen, and his four sons, Johnny B. Thompson III and wife Kay, Tommy Ryan Thompson (Ronaele), David Thompson (Sheri), and Jeff Thompson (Kim); 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Pat Gofarth of Mesquite.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gerry Richardson; and his grandson, Jeremy Thompson.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Moore Funeral Home in Refugio. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at First Baptist Church in Refugio with Pastor David Mundine officiating. Military honors will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all his caregivers at Mission Ridge, to Hospice of South Texas, Refugio Memorial Hospital, DeTar Hospital, and to Drs. Patrick Hayes, Dante Garza, and Ty Meyer.

Moore Funeral Home, Refugio, 361-526-4334.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 1, 2010
 


MARSHALL THOMPSON JR.

VICTORIA - Marshall Thompson Jr., 78, of Victoria, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009. He was born May 15, 1931, in Victoria, to the late Marshall Thompson Sr. and Ethel Williams Thompson. He was retired from South Texas Nuclear Plant and a Baptist. He was a volunteer at the Victoria County Sheriff Department serving on the Disciplinary Committee at the County Jail for over seven years.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Steen Thompson; daughters, Martha Kay Maddox of Houston, Ethel Thompson Shelton of Dallas, and Marsha Thompson Pickens of Victoria; sons, Bobby Joe Thompson of Victoria, Mitchell Thompson of Austin, and Steven M. Thompson of Cuero; sister, Marsha Adele Thompson of Houston; brothers, John Richard Wright of Corpus Christi; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Carolyn Sue Young; and brother, Joe "Pickie" Thompson.
Walk-in visitation will be from 10:30 a.m.
until 7 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 6-7 p.m., at Barefield Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be at
10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, with eulogist Rev. Fred Hobbs, and officiating Rev. Larry D. Steen. Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery with full military honors under the auspices of the Victoria County Veterans Council, AL, CWV, VFW, DAV, MCL, MOWW, EX-POW, MOPH< VVA, and KWV.

Active pallbearers will be Roy Pickens, Darryl Steen, Kevin Williams, Lavernon Edwards, Anthony Threadgill, Kevin King, and Deacon Troy Duruisseau.

Honorary pallbearers are the Mt. Nebo Male Chorus, Deacon William Johnson, Deacon James Johnson, and a very special friend, Deacon Ernest Hosey.

Barefield Funeral Home,
Victoria
, 361-575-6180.

The Victoria Advocate, July 21, 2009
 


Sidney J. Thompson

Thompson, Sidney J., 40, died in Freeport in the Bahama Islands. He is a former resident of Markham. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. R. E. Black officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery. Thompson is survived by his mother, Mrs. Daisy Thompson of Markham; two sons, Robert Thompson of Markham and Samuel Thompson of California; and one sister, Mrs. Pat Whitmire of Crain. Pallbearers will be J. M. Bullington, J. D. Bullington, Jack Bullington, Bobby Bullington, Frank Gayle, and Teddy Whitmire. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, May 29, 1969
 


Terry A. Thompson
(October 12, 1956 - June 26, 2005)

Terry A. Thompson 48, of Bay City died June 26, 2005 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, TX. He was born October 12, 1956 in Bay City, TX to Ralph and Elizabeth Ann Sedlock Thompson. Terry was a life long resident of Bay City and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include: father: Ralph Thompson of Bay City; mother: Ann Correll of Bay City; daughter: Laura Beth Thompson of Bay City; 2 sons a daughters-in-law: Craig Alan & Pamela Thompson of Bay City, Terry Lee & Barbara Thompson of Lake Jackson; 2 sister & a brother-in-law: Vicky & Mike Stone and Shirley Thompson; 2 brothers & a sister-in-law: Robert & Kim Thompson, and W. R. “Shorty” Thompson, Jr. all of Bay City; 4 grandchildren: Kaityn Thompson and Ryver Clawson both of Lake Jackson, and Paitan Hassell & Shae Frick both of Bay City. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev’s. Chester Sassman & Aaron Young officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be John Bundick, Marc Frazier, Jeff Davis, Gary Coker, Jay Smith, and Weldon Thompson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Mark Stone. The Family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

www.taylorbros.net                 Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Eunice Thormaehlen - Critendon
(June 30, 1914 - November 17, 2007)

Eunice Thormaehlen - Critendon, 93, of Bay City, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2007. She was born June 30, 1914 in Karnes County, TX to Pitkin Barnes Taylor and Mary Jones Taylor. She was raised in Kingsville, TX and graduated from Kingsville High School. Eunice was a resident of Bay City since 1941, a member of First Baptist Church of Bay City, and retired as a switchboard operator from Matagorda General Hospital.

She is survived by her daughters: Billie Jean Coker of Tyler and Linda Kay Burtram of Katy; by her son: E. J. Thormaehlen, Jr. and wife Jerallyn of Boerne; and by 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands: E. J. “Ed” Thormaehlen, Sr. and E. A. “Bill” Critendon; by her parents Pitkin B. and Mary Taylor; and by seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: E. J. “Trey” Thormaehlen, III, Lawrence Thormaehlen, Scott Thormaehlen, Erik Thormaehlen, Dale Burtram, Jr. and Wayne Bruening. Honorary pallbearers will be her great and great-great grandsons.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Margaret Norris Thornton

Sept. 17, 1912 - May 4, 2009

Margaret Norris Thornton passed away May 4, 2009 in Angleton, Texas, at the age of 96.

Margaret was affectionately known by family and friends as Cooter. She was a beautiful and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was born in Palacios, Texas on September 17, 1912, to Harry A. and Maude Alice Norris. At an early age the Norris family moved to Colorado to homestead. After 13 years, they moved back to Matagorda County, settling in Bay City, where they farmed rice and ranched.

Margaret graduated from Bay City High School and then received a degree from Massey Business School in Houston, Texas. While a student there she met Noble D. Thornton, they married and spent their married life in Bay City. They have two children, Anne Carl of Columbia Lakes and N. Douglas Thornton of Houston. She spent 35 years joyfully helping customers make selections at Tetts Jewelry Store on the square in Bay City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Harry E. Norris, and her son-in-law, Thomas S. Carl.

She is survived by her daughter, Anne Carl; son Doug Thornton; grandchildren, Anne Elise Dollery and husband Steve of Caldwell, Jennifer Dollery and husband Shawn of Caldwell, Todd Thornton and Chris and Rachel Thornton of Lubbuck, Texas; great grandchildren, Shawn, Kody, Lindie and Cole Dollery of Caldwell, and Banks Allen Thornton of Lubbock, Texas; sister-in-law Johnna Norris and nephew Harry E. Norris, Jr., of Bay City.

Margaret lived in Bay City until six years ago when she came to live with Anne at Columbia Lakes. She was a lifetime member of the First Methodist Church in Bay City, where she faithfully served the Lord and was very active in the Fellowship class. She was a loyal member of the Order of Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron as well as other offices. She enjoyed helping others by serving as Pink Lady at Matagorda General Hospital. She was very active in the community of Bay City and known for her sweet smile and delicious pies.

Pallbearers will be: Steve Dollery, Shawn F. Dollery, Harry E. Norris, Jr., Chris Thornton, Todd Thornton, Shawn A. Dollery, Kody Dollery, and Cole Dollery.

The family would like to express their thanks to caretakers, Shirley Tolbert, Essie Tolbert, Tenola Franklin, Norma Gutierrez, and Carol Farris. Also thank you for the loving care she received at Country Village Care for the past two months.

Visitation will be at Bakers Funeral Home in West Columbia from 5 p.m.  7 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009. Funeral Service will be a 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church Chapel, in Bay City with the Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery, following the service.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Bay City or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Baker Funeral Home, 634 S. Columbia Dr., West Columbia.

Online Condolences may be made by signing the guest book at www.bakerfuneralhome.net


Bay City Tribune, Published May 6, 2009

 

Tommy Thornton, 67, of Brazoria, died on September 12, 2004 in Angleton.

He was born March 15, 1937 in Caney, Texas.

He graduated from Van Vleck High School in 1956. Tommy retired from Dow Chemical Co. in 1994 after 28.5 yrs of service. He also worked for Salt Grass Power Plant. He loved to hunt, fish, camp, and travel.

He was a member of Cedar Lane Baptist Church.

Survivors include: wife, Barbara Thornton of Brazoria; sons and daughters-in-law, David W. Thornton and Dana and T. Alan Thornton and Nancy all of Brazoria; sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlene Reddoch and Lee and Margaret Stevens and Jack all of Cedar Lane; brother, Ben Thornton of Sargent; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Baker Funeral Home in Brazoria.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Arrangements are with Baker Funeral Home in Brazoria.

The Bay City Tribune, September 15, 2004
 


Guy Tiller
(July 6, 1952 - May 27, 2011)

Guy Tiller, 58, of Bay City passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 in Houston after a sudden illness and an extended hospital stay. He was born July 6, 1952 in Palestine, TX to the late Dave Guy Tiller, Jr. and Jean Multer Tiller. He was a member of the Bay City Lions Club, Bay City Men’s Golf Assoc., the Coastal Conservation Assoc., Ducks Unlimited, the Texas A & M Century Club, and the Edna Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife: Judy Tiller of Bay City; a daughter: Julie Perez and husband James of Ganado; a son: Jeffrey Scott Tiller and wife Crystal Lynn of Bay City; Sister: Gail Talbott and husband Mike of Houston; and his grandchildren: Brandon Perez, Elaina Perez, Ava Tiller, and Eli Tiller.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM Monday and the family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Jim Frankson, Bill Isaacson, Jimmy Kocurek, Mike Talbott, Gary Adams, and Kent Pollard. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Bay City Lions Club and the Bay City Men’s Golf Association.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Bay City or to the Texas Lion's Camp.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613

www.taylorbros.net                              Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


ANNIE SHAFER TITT


VICTORIA - Annie Shafer Titt, 88, of Victoria, formerly of Bay City and Van Vleck, died Saturday, March 15, 2008. She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in El Campo, to the late James Edward Shafer and Robbie Ann Frasier Shafer. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert L. Titt; sons, Robert F. Titt and James W. Tate; sisters, Lula Callaway, Clara Benedict, Emma LaRue, and Bertha Klingaman; and brothers, James W. Shafer, Leslie L. Shafer, and Robert E. Shafer.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth W. Titt and wife, Peggy, of Victoria; sister, Laverne Stevens of Bay City; sister-in-law, Della Mae Shafer, also of Bay City; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bay City Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Don Meador officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers will be Chris Titt, Rick Baird, Cameron Brooks, Richard Franklin, John Stevens, and Val Walleck.
Memorials: donor's choice.

Bay City Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4893.
 

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 3/18/2008.

 


Blessing Hog Raiser Killed By Large Boar
James Titus, Age 71, Suffers Fatal Cut From Tusk of Registered Animal

James Titue, raised of registered hogs in the Blessing section was so badly bitten by one of his fine registered hogs Saturday morning about 11:30 that he died within a few minutes. He went out into the pen to separate his hogs when the 750-pound boar charged him and bit his leg above the knee. The bite severed an artery and pierced the bone.

The man’s cries for help were heard by a neighbor, Mrs. George Braden, who rushed to him but found him dead when she arrived.

He was brought to Bay City and the body prepared for burial by Walker Furniture company. The funeral will be held at the Hawley cemetery near Blessing Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. He is survived by a brother of Blessing and a niece of Oklahoma.

Unknown newspaper, September 7, 1931
 


Dorothy Toellner

Funeral services for Dorothy Toellner, 54, of Palacios are scheduled for 2 p. m. Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 at the First Presbyterian Church in Palacios. Internment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mrs. Toellner died Sept. 22, 1997 at Hermann Hospital in Houston. She was born Feb. 18, 1943 in El Campo to the late Louis and Elsie Lauer Biskup. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Palacios; a resident of Palacios since 1991 and a former resident of Blessing. Survivors include husband: John E. Toellner of Palacios; daughter Jennifer Harris of Palacios; sons and daughter-in-law: Marty and Beverly Harris of Midfield, Scott Harris and fiancé Brenda Gibson of Bay City; step-daughters: Jo Dennis and husband Tom of El Campo, Jill Justice and husband David of Lufkin; step son: Jack Toellner and wife Brenda of Houston and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son Todd Harris in 1985.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Harris, James Deen, Travis Schuerg, Jack Toellner, Tom Dennis and David Justice. Honorary pallbearers are George Sparks, Vick Kahlich, Lonnie Dorris, Charles Millspaugh, Bob Christianson and Norman Brotemarkle. The family will receive friends at the Palacios Funeral Home from 7-9 p. m. Thursday evening. Memorial may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Charity of Choice.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, September 24, 1997
 


Janice Jean Toellner

Funeral services for Janice Jean Toellner, 51, were held Sept. 27 at 4 p. m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug Blanton officiating. Interment followed at Hawley Cemetery.

Mrs. Toellner, the daughter of Raymond and Flo Millspaugh, was born Jan. 14, 1933 in Norris City, IL and died Sept. 25, 1984 at her residence. She had been a resident of the city for 26 years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Alapha Club. She was employed as a secretary at the Palacios High School.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Toellner of Palacios; two daughters, LaKeta Jo Toellner Dennis of El Campo and Janice Jill Toellner Justice of LaGrange; one son, Johnny Jack Toellner of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Charles Millspaugh of Palacios; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Travis Washington, Bernard Rother, Leon Bullock, V. J. Kahlich, L. D. Claxton and Bruce Herlin.

The Palacios Beacon, October 3, 1984
 


Marlene Addie Tolleson
(May 11, 1936 - January 18, 2007)

Marlene Addie McDaniel Tolleson, 70, of Tide Water Oaks, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007 in Bay City. She was born May 11, 1936 in Fort Worth, to Frank McDaniel and Ethel Leona Nivens McDaniel. She was a resident of Matagorda County for the past 65 years, a member of the Methodist Church and was a retired Store Clerk, and had worked at Diddies Grocery in Palacios and at the Blessing Store in Blessing.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Williams and son, James Williams of Tide Water Oaks; by her step children, Kim Keiler of Wharton, Lisa Perez of Ganado and Jeff Tolleson of Tres-Palacios Oaks; by her sister, Bertie Lackey of Fort Worth; her brother, Carrol Dean Magee of Francitas; and by her grandchildren, Ashley Hurta of Victoria and Jimmy Morgan of Kyle. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jimmy Williams and Sam Tolleson; and by her parents, Frank and Ethel Leona McDaniel.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


MARY TOLSON

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Mary Tolson, 81 of Bay City, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church in Bay City, Dr. J. Weldon Gilbert officiating. Burial will be held immediately after the service at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

A viewing will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 and in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Green's Mortuary, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on February 25, 2010
 


JUANITA RUTH TOMLINSON

 

Juanita Ruth Tomlinson, 52, of Markham, died Jan. 30, 1977 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. She was born Nov. 19, 1924 in San Gabriel, TX. She is survived by her widower, Wayne K. Tomlinson of Markham; two sons, Wayne H. Tomlinson of Houston and Robert Louis Tomlinson of Ingleside; three sisters, Mrs. Georgie Tucker and Mrs. Eve Goodson of Houston and Mrs. Olive Durnal of Los Angeles, Calif., one brother, Joe R. William, Jr. of Georgetown and two granddaughters. Services were held Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. at Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Joe Ramsey officiated. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery.

 

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, January 31, 1977

 


WAYNE KELSO TOMLINSON JR.

 

Funeral services for Wayne Kelso Tomlinson Jr., 78, were scheduled for Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Markham with Rev. Howard Harper

 and Rev. Cabel Roberts officiating. Interment followed at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

Wayne Tomlinson passed away Jan. 8 in Texas City.

 

He was born July 4, 1919 in Andice to Wayne Kelso Tomlinson Sr. and Ether May Wear Tomlinson.

 

He was a resident of Markham for 52 years before moving to Hitchcock in 1996.

 

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hitchcock and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Markham, where he served as a Deacon and Treasurer.

 

He retired, after 32 years of service, as a Planter Operator from Marathon Oil Corporation in Markham.

 

Survivors include his two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wayne Henry Tomlinson of San Francisco and Robert Louis and Nina Tomlinson of Hitchcock; two sisters, EmOleta [Emma Leta] Tomlinson Roberts of Ft. Worth and Betty Anna Tomlinson Tokarczyk of Austin; four grandchildren, Rachel Marie Stephenson and husband Michael of Hitchcock, Laura Deanna Brumbaugh of Santa Fe, Karen Nicole Tomlinson of Hitchcock and Stacey Lynette Tomlinson of Hitchcock; a great grandchild, Kyle Norman Brumbaugh of Santa Fe.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Ruth Williams Tomlinson in 1977, and by two brothers, Thurman R. Tomlinson and Eldon E. Tomlinson.

 

Pallbearers were Billy McWilliams, David Bolin, Jeff Roberts, Revis [Reavis] Tomlinson, Sam Myers, Ken Estep, Michael Stephenson and Jefferson Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Norman Manning, Raymond Manning, Edward Lee Manning and Fred Manning.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, January 11, 1998

 


Ethel Mae Tone
Aug. 28, 1972 - Nov. 4, 2009

Funeral Services for Ethel Mae Tone, 87, of Bay City, were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 10 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Steven Staten, pastor, and the Rev. L.V. Harvey, eulogist. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery.

She was born in Cedar Lane, Texas, August 28, 1922, to Eddie Tone and Leatha Mills Tone, and passed away November 4, 2009.

Survivors include: two sisters, Doris Tone and Veola Tone, both of Bay City and one brother, Edward Tone of Cedar Lane. Also one sister-in-law, Edna Tone; also six nieces including one she reared, Eddie Jean Turner, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded by: her parents and one brother, Charlie Tone.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas. (979) 245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, Published November 11, 2009
 


Julia Z. Torres
(April 2, 1927 - September 29, 2010)

Julia Z. Torres, 83, died on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. She was born April 2, 1927, in San Angelo, Texas, to Francisco and Angelita Zamora. She was a longtime Bay City resident. Mrs. Torres is survived by her brother Moises Zamora, sister Sara Ramirez, her sons, Adrian Valle, Tomas Torres Jr., Hector Torres, Adam Torres and Israel Torres; daughters Alicia Marroquin, Mary Perry, Lenor Perales, Sofia Reyna and Angie Gutierrez, 24 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren. Viewing will commence at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, 2313 Avenue I in Bay City. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Interment will be held in Bay City at Cedarvale Cemetery on Monday, October 4, 2010, at 11:00 am.

www.taylorbros.net
 


PEDRO TOVAR

MARKHAM - Pedro Tovar, 75, of Markham, passed away Dec. 11, 2009. He was born Nov. 19, 1934 in Woodsboro to the late Pedro Matias and Paula Maria Luna Tobar. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and worked for Celanese for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Davila Tobar of Markham; daughter, Linda Tovar and husband Isabel of El Campo; sons, Pedro Tobar Jr. of Miami Beach, Fla., Carmen Tobar and wife Antonia of Beaumont, Ray Adam Tobar and wife Belinda of Markham, and Andrew Tobar and wife Marcie of Bay City; sisters, Matilda Campos of Refugio, Abelia Lopez of Refugio, Consuelo T. Resendez of Wharton, and Gloria Saucedo of Dallas; brothers, Andres Tovar of Blessing, Sammy L. Tobar of San Marcos, and Ruben L. Tovar of Alice; and 10 grandchildren; two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at the Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Dowomoh officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Tovar, David Escobar Tobar, Pedro Tobar, Andrew Tobar, Carmen Tobar and John Resendez.

Andres Tovar and Sammy Tobar will be honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, 361-972-2012.

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 14, 2009
 


BILLIE GENE TOWNSEND

PLEDGER - Funeral services for Billie Gene Townsend, 75, of Pledger, who passed away Dec. 16, 2009, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 22, at Union Baptist Church in Pledger.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-5197.

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 22, 2009
 


Rogers Harold Trahan
April 29, 1934 - Sept. 10, 2010


Rogers Harold Trahan, 76, of Brazoria, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born on April 29, 1934 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Heard Trahan and Marie Watkins. He was a longtime Brazoria County resident. Rogers was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brazoria and also served his Country in the Korean War. His kind and gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services had been scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church ~ Brazoria with the Pastor Greg Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest ~ West Columbia.

Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Baker Funeral Home ~ Brazoria.

Preceding Rogers in death are his parents, and brother, Robert Trahan.

Left behind to cherish his memory are: his wife, Joy Belle Trahan of Brazoria; daughters, Anita Barber and husband, Sam of Brazoria; Debbie Gillenwaters and husband, Jeff of Belton; and Jeannette Bell and husband, Tim of Bay City; brother, Lloyd Trahan and wife, Vivian of Clear Lake; sister-in-law, Ione Trahan of Moss Bluff, Louisiana; grandchildren, Hope Swanner and husband, Jerry; April Head and husband, Dusty; Amber Fletcher, Tasha and Tina Israel, and Mathew and Taylor Bell; great grandchildren, Jaidyn Swanner, Alan, J. R., and Destiny Head, and Kinsley Liverly.

In Lieu of flowers please make donations to First Baptist Church, P O Box 2007, Brazoria, Texas 77422.

Final arrangements under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, 118 W. Texas Ave., Brazoria, Texas 77422 (979) 798-2128

Online condolences may be left for family by signing the guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhome.net

Bay City Tribune, Published September 15, 2010
 


Mena Esquivel Trammell
(May 4, 1926 - April 2, 2010)

Mena Trammell, 83, of Pasadena passed away Friday, April 2, 2010 in Houston. She was born May 4, 1926 in Kanes City, Texas to the late Norberto & Paula Gutierrez Esquivel. Mena was married in July 1955 to Thomas Raymond Trammell, Sr. In Robstown Texas. They moved to Bay City in 1969 where they raised their children.

She is survived by her 2 daughters: Yolanda Garcia of Austin and Birdie Salazar of Pasadena; 2 sons: Tim Trammell of Pasadena and Terry Trammell of Houston; sister: Minerva Galvan of Corpus Christi; 5 brothers: Daniel, Crisanto, Juan, Jose, and Norberto Esquivel Jr.; grandchildren: Mandy & Bob Pape, Christine & Eligio Salinas, Elizabeth & Earl Sadewasser, Crystal Ward, Joe & Jennifer Salazar, Raymond & Julia Salazar, Timothy Nathan Trammell Jr., Ryan Cook-Trammell, and Elisa Cook-Trammell; and 12 great grandchildren. Her parents, husband Thomas R. Trammell Sr., and son Thomas R. Trammell Jr. preceded Mrs. Trammell in death.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, April 5, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Scott Sieben officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net
 

Thomas R. Trammell

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 


Janet Lynn Travers

Janet Lynn Travers, 31, of Palacios, died at Matagorda General Hospital November 2. She was a resident of Palacios for 3 years, graduated from the University of South Florida and taught school in Lee County school system at Fort Meyers, Florida. Survivors include: husband, Robert Travers of Palacios; mother and step-father, Esther and Roland Delong of Cape Coral, Fla.; brothers, Wilbur Streams of New Wilmington, Penn., Clifford Streams of Rochester, N. Y., Leslie Streams of West Columbia, Gary and Gerald Streams of Palacios. Funeral services will be held at Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel November 5 at 2 p. m. with Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, November, 1980
 


Angella McNabb Traylor - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

John McNabb Traylor - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Julia Blizard Traylor - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Robert Royal "Roy" Traylor - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Robert Royal "Roy" Traylor

Robert Royal "Roy" Traylor, 97, of Matagorda, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at the Legacy in Bay City. He was born on March 16, 1903 in Bay City to Robert H. and Angelia McNabb Traylor.

Roy was a former student of Austin College and Texas A & M, the class of 1926. He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Matagorda. He owned and operated Layton's Garage in Matagorda for many years and was a rancher and cattleman. He was also a charter member of the Matagorda Fire Department, and built Matagorda's first fire truck.

For more than seventy years, he was a weather observer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He received many awards and was recognized as one of two observers who served the longest time in the United States. He was a member of the Shriners and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #4459 A.F. and A.M. of Matagorda and was recognized by the Texas Masons for 75 years of service.

He is survived by his cousins and their extended families, Evelyn Haley of Bay City, Catherine Anderson of Matagorda, and Charles Baker of Houston. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Traylor in 1986.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Christ Episcopal Church of Matagorda with the Rev. Harley Savage officiating. Interment will follow at Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Matagorda Masonic Lodge.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001MR09

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, March 9, 2001
 


Ernest Charles Tresselt

Funeral services for Ernest Charles Tresselt were held at the Palacios Funeral Home Friday, September 15, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Rayford Harris officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

A resident of Palacios for 16 years, he was born to Ernest and Emily Houeson Tresselt on January 11, 1902 in New York City, N. Y. He died Wednesday, September 13, at Wagner General Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Claire Tresselt, a daughter, Teresa Jean and a son Ernest Fredrick Tresselt, all of Palacios; one brother, Fredrick Tresselt of Thurmont, Maryland, and six grandchildren.

The Palacios Beacon, September 21, 1967
 


Nancy Tresselt

Funeral services for Nancy Kitchens Tresselt, 60, of Palacios, were held June 20, 1996 at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ross Taylor officiating. Burial was at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mrs. Tresselt was born Aug. 26, 1935 in San Angelo, Tex. to the late Lewis C. and Namoia Burt Kitchens. She died June 17, 1996.

She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda.

She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Tresselt of Portland, Tex., and Jennifer Cruse and Kathy Rector, both of Palacios; four sons, Charlie Tresselt of Houston, Stephen Tresselt of Palacios, Tommy Tresselt of Waco, and Richard Tresselt of Missouri; two brothers, Jimmy Kitchens and Bobby Kitchens of Alaska; a half-brother, Bill Redding of Yoakum; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Marshal Kitchens, Casey Rector, Dustin Tresselt, Cory Helms, Dale Kitchens, Mike Hunter, Wayne Hunter, and Darwin Helms.

Palacios Beacon, June, 1996
 


Teresa C. Tresselt

 

PALACIOS [Matagorda County, Texas] - Teresa Clare Tresselt, 95, of Palacios, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003.

 

She was born Dec. 19, 1907, in Manhattan, N.Y., to the late John and Henrietta Clare. She was a volunteer ambulance driver for the American Red Cross in New York during World War II. She was a Catholic.

 

Survivors: son, Ernest F. Tresselt of Palacios; brother, Philip Clare of Redoak, Va.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

 

Preceded in death by: husband, Ernest Charles Tresselt; daughter, Teresa Marie Tresselt; one sister; nine brothers; and one stepgrandchild.

 

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating.

 

Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 361-972-2012.

 

The Victoria Advocate, November 16, 2003

 


Teresa J. “Terry” Tresselt

Tresselt, Teresa J. (Terry) 41, of Palacios passed away suddenly at Wagner General Hospital. She was formerly of Bay Villa Nursing Home. She is survived by her mother Teresa M. Tresselt and one brother Ernest F. Tresselt. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 at the Palacios Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, July 6, 1971
 


EVA TREVINO

BAY CITY - Funeral services for Eva Trevino, 52, of Bay City, will be at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 31, 2010 in the chapel of Green's Mortuary. Viewing will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.

Eva is survived by her husband, Jose Trevino; kids, Joe Trevino, Annette Trevino, and Dana Koenning (Galon); and grandchildren, Cameron Spradley and Quarious Trevino.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 979-245-3489.

Published in Victoria Advocate on August 31, 2010
 


Jose "Joe" Angelo Trevino
(July 18, 1947 - September 21, 2006)

Jose Angelo “Joe” Trevino, 59, of Bay City passed away Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. He was born July 18, 1947 in Harlingen, TX to the late Angel & Juanita Paz Trevino. Mr. Trevino was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and Owner/Operator of Trevino Trucking Company.

He is survived by his wife: Janie Trevino of Bay City; 2 daughters & sons-in-law: Jo Ann & John Benavides, and Sylvia Ann Trevino & husband Daniel all of Bay City; 4 sons & daughters-in-law: Joe Angel, III & Yvette Trevino, Benito & Frances Trevino, Elias & Frankie Trevino, and Chris & Venessa Trevino all of Bay City; his step-father: Elias Paz of Bay City; a sister: Susie Morales of Bay City; 20 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

The Rosary will be held at 8:00 PM Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday, September 24, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Ray Estrada, Fred Brown, John Hayden, Leroy Saucedo, Mike Stone, Paul Apataca, Manuel Figueroa, and Alfredo Estrada.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Mariano Solis Trevino
(July 2, 1936 - December 11, 2005)

Mariano Solis Trevino, 69, of Van Vleck died December 11, 2005. He was born July 2, 1936 in Glen Flora, Texas to Juan and Eufemia Solis Trevino. He had worked as a Chemical Analyst for Celanese.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Andrea L. Trevino and one brother, Inez Trevino. Survivors include daughters & sons-in-law, Margarita & John Carrillo and Norma & Nat Longoria all of Blessing; sons & daughters-in-law, Fred & Michele Trevino of Alvin, Bobby Trevino, Patrick & Tina Trevino, Peter Trevino all of Bay City and Lupe & Susie Trevino of Van Vleck; sister, Martina Trevino of Bay City; half sisters, Jesusa Saldivar of Victoria and Lupita Lopez of Mexico; half brother, Antonio Trevino of Edinberg; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Garcia of Bay City; fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A prayer service will be 7:00 PM Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Church in Van Vleck with Rev. Janie Robles and Rev. Janie Jo Lopez officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers include, Joe Saldana, Jr., Nat Longoira IV, Rick Suarez, Moses Trevino, Bobby Trevino, Jr. And Bralio Garcia. Blake Trevino, Robert Vargas, and Daniel Garcia will serve as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-429-7002.

www.taylorbros.net
 


Peter Trevino
(February 3, 1969 - February 16, 2010)

Peter S. “Buck” Trevino passed to be with the Lord at the age of 41 years on Feb. 16, 2010. He was born Feb. 3, 1969 in Bay City to the late Mariano S. and Andrea Lopez Trevino. He was a fun-loving, full of life, unique individual who always greeted you with a smile.

He is survived by 4 brothers and 2 sisters Margarita Carrillo & husband John of Blessing, Norma Villarreal & husband Eddie of Edinburg, twin brother Patrick & wife Tina of Bay City, Bobby Trevino of Bay City, Fred Trevino & wife Michelle of Alvin & Lupe Trevino & wife Susan of Port Arthur, 16 nieces & nephews, 14 great nieces & nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A prayer service will be at 7:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 at Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Church with Rev. Janie Robles officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Lupe, Patrick, Bobby, Fred and Blake Trevino, Joe Carrillo, Troy Casey, Natividad Longoria IV, Daniel Garcia and Willie Quiroga. Moses Trevino and Bobby Trevino, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearers.

www.taylorbros.net
 


ROBERT LEE TREVINO

BAY CITY - Robert Lee Trevino, 60, passed away Dec. 24, 2010 in Houston. He was born Sept. 7, 1950 in Bay City to Carlos Trevino and Consuelo Hernandez.

He is survived by his father, Carlos; step-mother, Lydia Trevino; mother, Consuelo Hernandez; daughter, Trisha Trevino; son, Robert (Jessica) Trevino Jr.; sisters, Cynthia (Roxanne) Trevino, Michele (Joe) Badajosa; brother, Rodney (Frances)Trevino; grandchildren, Alex, Selena, Anthony, Randy Jr., Kelsey and Joel Trevino; great-grandson, X'ayde Troy Trevino; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by son, Randy Trevino; sister, Maria (Muca) Sanchez; brother, Charles Trevino Jr.; grandparents, Maria Herrera, Jose Trevino, Maria Silva and Esteban Hernandez.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Published in Victoria Advocate on December 25, 2010
 


Dorothy Lukefahr Treybig
March 20, 1932 - July 1, 2009

Dorothy Lukefahr Treybig went home to be with Our Lord on July 1, 2009. She was born Dorothy Ann Lukefahr to Elsie and Edgar Lukefahr on March 20, 1932, in Greeley, Nebraska, the sixth of eight children. She and her family moved to Bay City, Texas in 1939, where she grew up, attended Holy Cross School, and graduated from Bay City High School in 1948.

She was awarded a scholarship to the
Southwestern Business School, graduating with honors. She was quickly employed by Nabisco Company in Houston, and later with Phillips Petroleum Company in Old Ocean, Texas. While at Phillips, she met the love of her life, William J. Treybig. Their courtship culminated with their wedding at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City on June 15, 1957. Msgr, Christopher J. Martin officiated.

Bill_s employment with Marathon Oil Company as an engineering manager and superintendent resulted in many relocations for their growing family of five children, including Houston twice, Bay City twice, and Iraan and Midland
, Texas. Their last assignment was in Artesia, New Mexico, where they made their home until Bill_s retirement.

Bill and Dorothy moved to
Kerrville, Texas and became active members of Notre Dame Catholic Church and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Dorothy was also active in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Kerrville
. She had many talents, including homemaker, sewing clothing for her children for many years, and needlepoint. She was a voracious reader.

Because of Bill and Dorothy_s love of travel and education, they enjoyed numerous Elderhostel educational trips and other travel tours to Alaska, Hawaii, and most of the lower 48 states. Family reunions in France and Germany brought their travels full circle.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 52 years, William James; daughter, Gayle Banschbach and her husband Mike; son, Mark Treybig and his wife Kathy; son, Gregg Treybig and his wife Michelle; son, Patrick Treybig; and daughter Ellen Treybig. She is also survived by her brother Harold Lukefahr and his wife Polly of Midfield, Texas; sister, Teresa Lezak of Pearland, Texas, and Charlotte Parks and her husband Billy of Victoria, Texas; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, three brothers and a sister.

Services were held Monday, July 6, 2009 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Kerrville. The Mass was preceded by a rosary. Memorials may be made to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Kerrville. The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com using the Send Condolences_link.

Bay City Tribune, Published July 8, 2009
 

 

Rosa Lee Rodriguez Triana
May 16, 1955  April 15, 2009


Rosa Lee Rodriguez Triana, 53 of Houston, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

She was born May 16, 1955 in Raymondville, Texas to Rogerio G. Rodriguez, Sr. and Maria Guadalupe Martinez Rodriguez. Formerly of Bay City, she was a resident of Houston for the past 30 years. She was a Registered Nurse and worked for the Harris County Hospital District, Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, was a member of St. Albert of Trapani Catholic Church of Houston, and was a member of LULAC Council # 4655 of Lake Jackson.

She is survived by: her parents, Roy G. and Lupita Rodriguez of Bay City; by her husband, Jorge Triana of Houston; her sisters, Ruby Ruiz and Yolanda DeLeon of Freeport, Texas and Pearl Trevino of Van Vleck; and her brothers, Johnny Rodriguez of Eunice, Louisiana, Roy Rodriguez of Bay City, Texas, and Wally Rodriguez of Arcola, Texas.

She was preceded in death by: her brother, Benjamin Rodriguez; and her niece Marei B. Ortiz.

The Rosary will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the funeral home. A Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating.

The Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Johnny Rodriguez, Roy Rodriguez, Jr., Wally Rodriguez, Jesus Ortiz, Jr., Vinny DeLeon and Gus Triana, Jr.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

 

Bay City Tribune, Published April 19, 2009

 


Sherrill Hocut Trombatore
(December 1, 1946 - December 27, 2007)

Sherrill Hocut Trombatore, 61, of Bay City passed away Dec. 27, 2007. She was born Dec. 1, 1946 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Imogene Goodson & Jack Hocut. Survivors include her husband Philip Trombatore of Bay City; daughter Angela Fox & husband Steven of Midland, TX; son Chad Trombatore & wife Beverly of Bay City; brother Joe Hocut of Harvey, LA; grandchildren Mysti & Ethan Trombatore, Hannah, Tia, Autumn, & Braxton Fox. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be 3:00 PM Monday at Brookside Cemetery in Houston.

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FERN TROTT

BAY CITY - Fern Trott, 93, went to be with her Lord Saturday, June 19, in Bay City. Fern was born on May 20, 1917 in Wheeler to the late Woodville and Eva Cox Myers.

Fern is survived by her daughter, Felba McCloskey and husband Mike; by her son, Frank Lawrence and wife Soila; son, Dean Ruff and wife Carolyn; her daughter-in-law, Daria Lawrence; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; three husbands; sons, Keith Lawrence and Ernie Lawrence; one sister; and nine brothers preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 22, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.  Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting
www.taylorbros.net.

Published in Victoria Advocate on June 22, 2010
 


Donald Troutman

Donald Troutman, 60, of Houston, formerly of El Campo, died Thursday, March 18, 1993.

He was born Oct. 15, 1932, in Blessing to the late Horace and Mable Smith Troutman. He was a truck driver.

He is survived by a daughter, Tammy Lynn Runnels of Houston; two sons, Jeff and Harold Troutman, both of Houston; a stepson, Fred Golddryer of Houston; a sister, Dora Warn of Markham; three brothers, Fred Troutman of Aransas Pass, Henry Troutman of Cleveland and Howard Troutman of Blessing; a half-brother, Ralph Akin of Cresent City, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Willmann officiating.

Burial was held in Hawley Cemetery under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Henry Havel, D. R. Layton, Bubba Layton, Allen Troutman, Buck Sloan and Richard Hendry.

Newspaper and date unknown
 


Markham Youth Dies--Harold Troutman

Harold Troutman, 17 years, 11 months and one day, passed away at his home near Markham this morning at 4:30. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Troutman who survive. He is also survived by two sisters and four brothers, Fred, Henry, Donald and Ralph.

Funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church in Markham at 10 o’clock Friday morning. Reverend R. E. Black will officiate.

Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery. Walker-Matchett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Palacios Beacon?, November 23, 1939
 


HENRY COWEN TROUTMAN
 

CLEVELAND - Henry Cowen Troutman peacefully passed on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at his home in Cleveland, Texas. He was born Sunday, Nov. 15, 1925, in Blessing, to the late Horace and Mable Troutman.


Henry was preceded in death by his brothers, Don and Harold Troutman; and sister, Norma York.

 
Henry is survived by his loving wife, Jessie Troutman; sons, Henry Alan Troutman and Frank Cowen Troutman and significant other Melissa Kahl; daughters, Donna Kay Watkins and husband Larry, Lisa Jefferies and husband Scott, Crystal Marie Troutman and significant other Eddie Bannister, Jennifer Ann Dean and husband Brent; grandchildren, Chad Watkins and wife Wendy, Kacey McKellar-Hendrix, Kevin McKellar and wife Amber, Janet McKellar, Gregory Jefferies, Amelia Dean, Jacob Dean, Damon Guy Devance, Jacob Bannister, Tyler Bannister, and Eddie Bannister Jr.; sister, Dora Warn; brothers, Fred and Howard Troutman and Ralph Aikin; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Cullen Watkins; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
Visitation for Henry Troutman was held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at Neal Funeral Home in Cleveland.

 

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Services for Henry Troutman will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 10/2/2007.
 


Horace Troutman

Advocate News Service

El Campo—Horace Troutman, 84, of 1001 Thrift St., died Friday at a local hospital in El Campo.

A retired employee of Temple Lumber Co., he was born Nov. 25, 1893 in Burnett County, Texas, and had lived here for 29 years.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Black officiating.

Burial will be in the Hawley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mable Troutman of El Campo; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Warn of Markham and Mrs. Jim York of El Campo; five sons, Ralph Aikin of Odessa, Calif., Fred Troutman of Aransas Pass, Henry Troutman of Markham, Howard Troutman of Victoria, Donald Troutman of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Ferrel Farmer of Taft; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

The Victoria Advocate, January, 1968
 


Mable Rose Troutman

Mabel Rose Troutman of Markham died May 6, 1984, at Palacios Nursing Home. She was born July 24, 1892 in Illinois.

Services will be held May 8 at 2 p. m. at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo with the Rev. Robert Black of Markham officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Troutman, on Jan. 6, 1978.

Survivors include: two daughters, Dora Warn of Markham, Norma York of El Campo; five sons, Ralph Aikin of Modesto, Calif., Fred of Ingleside, Henry of Cleveland, Howard of El Campo and Donald Troutman of Houston.

She had 29 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Edward York, Freddy Troutman, Allan Troutman, D. L. Layton, Henry Havel and Billy Warn.

Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, May, 1984
 


Margaret Lois Sanford Trull

Margaret Lois Sanford Trull, 81, of Palacios passed away July 2, 1996 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.  She was born January 17, 1915 in Blessing, Texas to Walter A. and Odile L. Logan Sanford.

She was a longtime resident of Palacios and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert B. “Bob” Trull of Palacios; by one daughter, Barbara Kana of Kerrville, by one son, Scott Trull of Austin; and by four grandchildren, Kelcie Margaret and Ashley Elizabeth Kana both of Kerrville and Mason Trull and Graham Trull both of Austin. She was preceded in death by son, Ronald Williams on June 4, 1996.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p. m., Saturday, July 27, 1996 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. W. S. “Doug” Blanton officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Bruce Herlin, Dan Tucker, Leonard Lamar, Dale Porter, George Kana, Sr., Donnie Claxton, Charles Sanford and John Toellner. Honorary Pallbearers will be Norman Brotemarkle and Guy Claybourn. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, July 26, 1996
 


Cyrus Perry Tucker

Funeral services for Cyrus Perry Tucker were held at 11 a. m. Friday, December 20, at the Palacios Funeral Home with the Rev. J. R. Gwin officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery.

A native of Oklahoma, he was born September 22, 1893 and passed away Wednesday, December 18, in Wagner General Hospital. A retired taxi operator, he had been a resident of Palacios since 1944.

He is survived by his wife, Ica Tucker of Palacios; four daughters, Mabel Bobbitt of Palacios, Gladys McWhirter of Arcola, Texas; Lena Bosek, of Victoria and Ida Lee Tucker of Richmond; five sons, Theo Thomas of Hearne, Charles A. of Austin, Jack Dempsey of Edna, William C. of Brookhaven, Miss. and Rodney A. of Seabrook; 1 sister, two brothers, 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The Palacios Beacon, December, 1974
 


Della Mae Tucker
(May 20, 1926 - August 19, 2007)

Della Mae Polensky Tucker passed away August 19, 2007. She was born May 20, 1926 in El Campo, TX to the late Louis and Mary Cerny Polensky. She had been a resident of Bay City for over 40 years.

She is survived by six children and their spouses Linda J. and Joe E. Frost, Sr. of Bay City, Larry L. and Susan Tucker of Lake Jackson, Glenn K. & Monica Tucker, Diane M. Broussard, Marilyn K. & Rocky Thornton and Wayne K. Tucker all of Bay City; sister Rose Polensky Tomek of Bay City; grandchildren Virginia Sabrsula, Elizabeth Morrow, Joe E. Frost, Jr., Carolyn Sykes, Donald Tucker, Duane Tucker, Lisa Crocket, David Tucker, Jody Tucker, J. R. Tucker, Ray Tucker and Alan Tucker; seventeen great grandchildren and six great- great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jodie Lige Tucker.

Funeral service will be 4:00 PM Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joey Frost, Jr., Alan Tucker, Donald Tucker, Duane Tucker, J. R. Tucker, Ray Tucker, Jody Tucker and David Tucker. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. The family will receive visitors from 7PM-9PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

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ICA LENA TUCKER

 

Mrs. Ica Lena Tucker, 77, of Palacios, died in Citizens Memorial Hospital in Victoria on Wednesday, June 16, 1976 at 6:55 p.m. She was born Aug 21, 1898 in Ganado. She was preceded in death by her husband.

 

She is survived by daughters Mabel Bobbitt of Palacios, Gladys McWhirter of Arcola, Lena Mae Tramble of Victoria, Ina Lee Tucker of Richmond; sons Theo Thomas Tucker of Pasadena, Charles Tucker of Austin, Jack Tucker of Edna, William Tucker of Pasadena, Charles Tucker of Austin, Rodney Tucker of Edna and William Tucker of Brookhaven, Miss., 31 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

The funeral will be held at Palacios Funeral Home Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Rayford Harris officiating. Interment will be held from Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

 

The Daily Tribune, June 17 or 18, 1976

 


Ina L. Tucker

 

HOUSTON - Ina Lee Tucker, 65, of Houston and formerly of Blessing, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004.

 

She was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Blessing, to the late Cyrus Perry and Ica Lena Purvis Tucker.

 

Survivors: sisters, Lena Tucker Milleson of Savoy, Gladys Tucker McWinter of Arcola, and Mabel Tucker Babbitt of Markham; brothers, Rodney Tucker of Blessing, Jack Dempsey Tucker of Edna, and William Clyde Tucker

 of Brookhaven, Miss.

 

Preceded in death by: brothers, Francis Leon Tucker, Charles Alvis Tucker, and Tommy T. Tucker.

 

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

 

The Victoria Advocate, February 5, 2004

 

Memorial services for Larry Lige Tucker Sr., 61, of Lake Jackson, Texas was held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Tucker residence.

He died
December 9, 2008
at home after a lengthy illness.

Larry was born in Bay City, Texas in 1947 to Jodie Lige and Della Mae Tucker. He was a union ironworker for many years and owned and operated Brazosport Automotive Refinishers. He was an avid classic car enthusiast and loved hot rods, racing and airplanes - anything having to do with speed. He was very meticulous in everything he did.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Diane Broussard.

Survivors include: his wife, Susan; sons, Jody, J.R. and Ray Tucker and stepson, Tommy Wooten and wife, Alisa; brothers, Glenn Tucker and wife, Monica, and Wayne Tucker; sisters, Linda and husband, Joe Frost, Marilyn and husband, Rocky Thornton; six grandchildren, one step-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

He will be loved and missed by his family and all who knew him.

Bay City Tribune, Published December 14, 2008
 


Theo Thomas Tucker

Theo Thomas Tucker, 74, of Hearne died Jan. 30 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.

Tucker was born March 31, 1921 in Francitas and has lived in Hearne for 22 years. He worked for several years as a construction worker.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a. m. at Heartfield Funeral Home in Hearne with Rev. Eddie Mayo of the Elliott Baptist Church officiating. Burial will take place at 4 p. m. in the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Visiting hours will be Friday from 10:30 a. m. to 9 p. m. and Saturday from 8 a. m. until the service begins.

Survivors include two sons: Tommy Lee Tucker of Phoenix, Arizona and Thomas Charles Tucker of Goldwaite, two daughters, Margie Tucker Smith of Vidor and Goldie Fay Tucker of San Antonio; four brothers, Rodney Tucker of Blessing, Jack Tucker of Edna, William Tucker of Brookhaven, Mississippi and Charles Tucker of Goliad, and four sisters, Mable Tucker Bobbitt of Bay City, Gladys Tucker McWhirter of Rosharon, Lena Tucker of Georgia and Ina Lee Tucker.

He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The Daily Tribune, February 2, 1996
 


Emmott Tuley

 

Funeral services for Herschel Emmott Tuley, 77, of Markham will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bill Haskell and the Rev. Howard Harper officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.

 

Mr. Tuley was born May 6, 1910, in Cannon Falls, Minn., to Herschel N. and Cora Hunn Tuley and died Dec. 20, 1987, at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

 

A resident of Markham for 13 years, he was a former resident of Houston for 30 years. He was a retired design engineer with the City of Houston Public Works Department with 26 years service.

 

He was a member of the Lutheran church.

 

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Ulland Tuley of Markham; a brother-in-law, Leon Wolfe of Markham; two nieces, Maurine Ulland Wehe of Seguin and Irene Ulland Eissler of Waco; two nephews, John O. Cornett of Houston and Jim Cornett of Needville; and eight great-nephews and four great-nieces.

 

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

 

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, December 21, 1987

 


Gladys (Suki) Viola Ulland Tully
Dec. 13, 1910 – Aug. 5, 2010

Gladys (Suki) Viola Ulland Tuley, 99, of Bay City passed away Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Clifton Nursing andRehabilitation in Clifton Texas.

Graveside services will be at 10 am Wednesday, August 11, at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing Texas. Clifton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Suke was born December 13, 1910, in Maryville, North Dakota to Olaf Andrew and Ellen Augusta Ulland, Norwegian Lutherian pioneers.

Her family had business operations and North Dakota and Texas. Suki moved to Matagorda County in 1916 with their parents, brother, Bert, and sister, Amy. Her father was a mechanical engineer for the irrigation system at Northern Headquarters, a rice farm and cattle operation north of Markham.

She graduated from Clifton Academy and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Texas and a Master's Degree in Art Education at the University of Houston.

Hershel Tully and Suki were married in 1938. They lived in Austin, Markham and Houston.

Suki taught art in public schools and painted in a home studio until a few weeks before her death. Besides art, she loved to fish and looked forward to her weekly fishing trips. She deeply loved all her family.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; brother, Bert Ulland; sister, Amy Wolfe; and nephew James E. Cornett II.

She is survived by: nieces, Irene Hoeldtke, Maureen Clements, and nephew, John Cornett, and many great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Jim Cowart, Dr. Andrew Sher, Dr. Dick Kennedy, Rex Quinn, Louis Medina, Rick DeLeon, Jeff Nemec, Cliff Ewing, A. J. Cohea, and Lonnie Bullard.

Memorials may be made to Hawley Cemetery 528 SW Johnson, Blessing, TX 76028.

The Bay City Tribune, August 8, 2010
 


ALFRED OREN TURNER


Family graveside services for Alfred Oren Turner, 73, of Gonzales and formerly of Palacios, Tx., were held Dec. 1, 2008 at Harwood Cemetery in Harwood, Tx. with Rev. Glynn Behrent officiating.

Mr. Turner was born Dec. 12, 1934 in Palacios to Oran Issac and Leola Hebel Turner. He entered into eternal rest on Nov. 28, 2008.

He married Elaine Tumlinson on Oct. 13, 1961. He was a tug boat operator for over 25 years and loved to garden and listen to old country and western music.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Turner, of Harwood; daughter and son-in-law Judy Amenda Turner and Terry Gibson of Teague, Tx.; son and daughter-in-law Jimmy Allen and Laura Turner of Luling, Tx.; sister Barbara Legg of Sweeney, Tx.; and grandchildren Laura Lynn Turner, Grant Allen Turner, Jenna Leola Turner, Bradley Wayne Gibson, Nicholas Ryan Gibson, Ashley Nicole Motloch, and Matthew Thomas Bebee.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Turner, Bradley Gibson, Terry Gibson, August Motloch III, and Grant Turner.

Memorials may be made to the Gonzales Family Church, 320 St. Andrew, Gonzales, Tx. 78629 or the Harwood Community Center, Harwood, Tx. 78631.
 

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, December 17, 2008

 


Robert J. Turner Services Sunday

Mr. Robert J. Turner, within a few days of being 53 years of age, died January 19 in Abilene. He was buried at Hawley Cemetery, Sunday under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Rev. R. E. Black officiated.

He is survived by one son, Robert J. Turner Jr., of Sinton; three sisters, Mrs. B. D. Hall and Mrs. Josephine Thillen of Houston and Mrs. T. B. Smith of Markham.

The Daily Tribune, January 24, 1955
 


Thomas Richard Turner - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


CARMINE "DINK" TVRDIK

LOUISE - Carmine "Dink" Starr Tvrdik of Louise died April 30, 2010 at the age of 96. She was born March 18, 1914 in Markham to the late Thomas and Johnnie Haynes Starr. She was a homemaker and a member of the San Marcos American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Hajovsky and husband Johnny of Louise, and Gloria Hobizal of Rosenberg; sons, Frank J. Tvrdik Jr. and wife Glenda of Corpus Christi and Thomas Tvrdik and wife Casandra of San Marcos; sister, Lola Lavender of Pasadena; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank J. Tvrdik Sr.; son-in-law, Willis Hobizal; granddaughter, Jacqueline Hobizal; and grandson-in-law, Bo Anderson.

Visitation will begin 2 p.m. today at Triska Funeral Home. A rosary will be offered 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at St. Procopius Catholic Church in Louise, followed by the funeral Mass at 3 p.m. with Rev. Clement Quainoo officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in El Campo.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Hajovsky, Carl Hobizal, Gregory Tvrdik, James Tvrdik, Randall Tvrdik and Ronald Tvrdik.

Donations in memory of Carmine Tvrdik may be made to American Legion Auxiliary Cancer Research Scholarship, P.O. Box 140407, Austin, TX 78714.

Arrangements are under the direction of Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

Published in Victoria Advocate on May 1, 2010
 


Patsy "Pat" Jane Tweedle
(September 17, 1938 - October 14, 2009)

Patsy “Pat” Jane Tweedle, 71, of Matagorda, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009 in Victoria, TX. She was born September 17, 1938 in Palacios, TX to William Presley Tweedle and Margaret Ann Krauser Tweedle.

Pat was a former bookkeeper for Tony’s Restaurant in Houston, TX. She was also a former owner of the Seabreeze Restaurant in Matagorda, TX and worked as a waitress at restaurants in Matagorda.

She is survived by her sisters: Betty L. Bryant of Matagorda and Joyce Ann Uherek of Needville; her brothers: William P. Tweedle of Matagorda and Richard L. Tweedle of Bay City. She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her brothers: Charlie and Roy E. Tweedle.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 PM Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the Matagorda Cemetery with Rev. Melvin Ryman officiating.

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