Matagorda County Obituaries
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Death of Bay City Pioneer Closes Chapter In Civic Service

Mrs. Ada Larue Tabb, 91, widow of the late Jim Tabb, former county commissioner, died yesterday, Jan. 26.

Mrs. Tabb lived in Bay City for 77 years, in fact she and her husband lived in Bay City for two years before the city was actually founded.

Mrs. Tabb is remembered for her complete devotion to youth and her church. She and her late husband had no children and devoted their living to helping the underprivileged and retarded children. It is said by her many friends that they helped many students attend college.

They were instrumental in the development of the Scout House, as they worked closely with both the Girl and Boy Scouts. The Scout Lodge at Camp Pierce has been named Tabb Lodge in memory of the work they did with the scouts.

According to a close friend, “Mrs. Tabb was always beside her husband in everything. Mr. Tabb was one of five founders of the Matagorda County Livestock Show and was one of the first original rice farmers of the county.”

Mrs. Tabb was named as an honorary member of the Bay City Volunteer Fire Department in recognition of the many cakes she baked for the organization during their regular meetings.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian church where she actively participated in all church activities.

According to a close friend, “Summing up the character of Mrs. Tabb would be to say she was always involved in the church and with youth. She was a background person and kept out of public recognition, but many many people have benefited from her life.”

The Daily Tribune, January 26, 1977

Mrs. Ada Larue Tabb

Mrs. Ada Larue Tabb, 91, of Bay City died January 26, 1977 at Matagorda House in Bay City. She was born in Summerville, Kentucky, Oct. 16, 1885. She was the widow of the late Jim Tabb and a resident of Bay City for 77 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City and was active with the Girl Scouts of Bay City. She is survived by one sister, Hattie Harper of Bay City and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. William D. O’Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers are Plez Kinard, B. F. “Rip” Shultz, Vernon Leissner, Vernon Harrison, Harry Norris, Elmer Fanson, Phil Wilson and Al Siptak.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral home.

The Daily Tribune, January 28, 1977
 


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J. D. Tabb Rites Friday

Funeral services for J. D. “Jim” Tabb, 83, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church.

Tabb, a 65-years resident of Bay City, died Wednesday morning in a Houston hospital. The Rev. Joseph Cooper, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Park.

Tabb was an Elder in the church, a York-Rite Mason and Shriner and a 50-year member of the Oddfellows Lodge. He was also active in many Bay City civic affairs.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ada Harper Tabb, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Allen of New Gulf.

Tabb served as county commissioner from 1938 until 1950. He was also a deputy sheriff for a number of years.

He was one of the founders and organizers of the Matagorda County Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Tabb worked with Girl Scouts for some 40 years and with Boy Scouts and the FFA many years.

Tabb received a 50-year award in 1958 for being one of the first original rice farmers in Matagorda County. He was elected and re-elected Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church from 1939 until his death.

Tabb was active in many civic affairs and worked closely with retarded and underprivileged children.

The Daily Tribune, March 6, 1968

Photo of James and Ada Tabb courtesy of Marsha Kirchmeier

 


Melvin Balke Talasek
(July 24, 1939 - April 28, 2012)

Melvin Balke “Vato” Talasek, 72, of Wadsworth passed away April 28, 2012. He was born July 24, 1939 in Rosenberg, TX to the late William Talasek, Sr. and Carrie Maivar Talasek.

His sister Evelyn Rawlings and brother William “Bill” Talasek, Jr. preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Barbara Novosad Talasek; sons Mark Talasek and Mike Talasek and wife Karen; brothers Marion Talasek and Marvin Talasek; grandchildren Christopher, Chet, and Blain Talasek, Brandy Hicks & husband Russell and Tara Simons & husband Bubba and great granddaughter Kinsley Simons. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm to 8pm Monday at the funeral home. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with mass following at 11:00 AM officiated by Rev. Greg Korenek. Interment will be 1:30 PM at Davis-Greenlawn Cemetery in Rosenberg. Pallbearers will be Blain Talasek, Chris Talasek, Chet Talasek, Bubba Simons, Russell Hicks, Bink Grimes, Clay Shock and Arthur Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers will be John Kennamer, G. P. “Peeper” Hardy, Don Wood, Doc Culbreth, Cody Novosad, Jean Miller, Martin Key, Bubba Hudson, Danny Poffenberger, Billy Pustejovsky and Pete Talasek. The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Houston Hospice.

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Funeral services for Joseph E. Tanner, 87, of Palacios were held Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002 at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.

Mr. Tanner was born in Palacios on June 4, 1915 to the late J. E. and Ethel H. Culberson Tanner. He died Aug. 20, 2002.

He was a a retired service station owner and a Presbyterian.

Mr. Tanner is survived by three sons, Joe G. Tanner of Palacios, Brad Tanner of Port Lavaca and Robert Tanner of Houston; one brother, Howard Tanner of Palacios; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Stewart Tanner; and two sister, Helen Tanner and Vera Schramn.

Pallbearers were Jack Sardelich, Jeff Sardelich, Johnny Sardelich, Stewart Tanner, Kyle Tanner and Kerry Tanner.

Palacios Beacon, August 21, 2002
 


George Taylor, Sr.

Funeral services for George Taylor, Sr. 65 of Bay City, will be held Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 3 p.m. at Green's Mortuary 2702 Ave. C, Bay City with Gabriel Cortez officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be Friday afternoon until 9 p.m.

George Taylor was born to the union of Joe and Clara Taylor on December 28, 1936 in Wharton. He passed away March 28, 2001 at the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. He was employed as a truck driver for Bonus Crop in Van Vleck, for the past 24 years.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Thelma Parks Taylor of Bay City; four daughters, Vanessa Parks, Constance Franklin, Jacqueline Taylor all of Bay City and Paula and Matthias Schaetzle of Houston; his son and daughter-in-law, George and Shirley Taylor of Sugarland, Texas; three grandchildren, Toyia Franklin of Sweeny, Cassandra Franklin of Bay City, Gheori Taylor of Sugarland, one great grandchild Makayla Ellis of Sweeny; three sisters, Mary Taylor, Dorothy Taylor, and Elnora Taylor all of Wharton; one brother, Willie Gipson of Wharton, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Clara Taylor; his sisters, Ida Mae Taylor and Jorene Jefferson Taylor and grandson Justin Kendall Taylor.

Active pallbearers are to be Dearthur Crews, Steve Franklin, Curtis Franklin, Jr., Matthias Schaetzle, Robert Franklin and Alfred Vaughan. Honorary pallbearers are to be George Taylor, Jr., Willie B. Gipson, and Ivan Austin.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. A00011A2001MR30

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, March 30, 2001
 


Hazel Irene Taylor
(August 7, 1939 - July 2, 2012)

Hazel Irene Taylor, 72, of Ft. Worth passed away July 2, 2012. She was born August 7, 1939 in Bay City, TX to the late A. W. Williams and Jessie Mae Holloway Williams.

Her son John Whitman Taylor preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband Howard Taylor of Ft. Worth; son Brent Taylor & wife Stacia of Van Vleck; sister Patricia Williams of Pittsburgh, TX; brothers Jimmie, Freddie and Paul Williams all of Bay City and grandchildren Savannah Johnston, Kimberly Petersen, Shelbie Murry, Lauren Stewart, Alexandria Esser and Mason Taylor.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Lane Pardue officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Kenny & Preston Williams, Wes & Bart Young, Mark Smith, Joe Ros & Curt Kjergaard. Honorary pallbearers will be Mason Taylor & Clay Williams.

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James Edward Taylor

Oct. 4, 1946 – Oct. 21, 2012

Funeral services for James Edward Taylor Sr., 66, of Bay City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Mother Zion Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. Murray G. Martin, Eulogist.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Visitation and guest book register will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He was born in Bay City, Texas, October 4, 1946 to Odean Taylor Sr. and Dorothy Whitley Taylor and passed away October 21, 2012 in Bay City.

Survivors include: one son, James Taylor Jr. of San Antonio; two sisters, Beverly Mayfield (and the Rev. Pleas Sr.) of Bay City and Carliss Foster of San Antonio; three brothers, Odean Taylor Jr. and Timothy Taylor both of Bay City, and Carl Taylor of New York; also a host of other relatives and friends.

Condolences may be shared with the family by fax to 979-245-1537 or online at duncan-roberts@att.net.

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

Bay City Tribune, October 23, 2012
 


Mikael K. Taylor

HOUSTON - Mikael K. Taylor Jr., 14, of Houston, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. He was born in Bay City, Texas on October 18, 1997, to Mikael Taylor Sr. and Felecia Woods.
At an early age, Mikael Jr. confessed his belief in God and remained a child of the Most High throughout his  lifespan.

After moving to Houston, Texas, he became the loving product of multiple two-parent households; James and Felecia Whitmore and Mikael Sr. and Priscilla Taylor, which instilled in Mikael Jr. the values of honesty, responsibility and a respect for the word of God.

Mikael Jr. was a very quiet, yet, mature young man. He rarely smiled, but when he did, it became infectious to those around him. He enjoyed playing video games, basketball and especially the time and camaraderie he shared with his family.

He wore many hats as a young man, being a good son, brother, god-son, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend, student, etc. Whatever he did, he did it with pride.

Mikael Jr. leaves behind many wonderful family members and friends that provided love and support. Left to cherish his memory are two sets of parents; Felecia and James Whitmore and Mikael Sr. and Priscilla Taylor, grandparents; Anthony and Shelly Woods, Orlyn Wormley, Sharon "Honey" Woods, Sandra E. Whitmore, godparents; Pete and June Moore, God-sister, Jaquala Moore; Brother Dylan Taylor, Sisters; Khari A Whitmore and Mikayla Taylor, Step-sisters; Ashley Merritt, Jasmine Thomas, Aunts: Delanya Taylor, Jackie Woods, L'Oreal Emokpaire, Alexa Emokpaire, uncles; Darryl Woods, Anthony Woods Jr., William Baugh, Lamont Taylor, Duane Taylor and a host of great grandparents, great-aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Green's Mortuary in Bay City, TX. Funeral services will begin at 12 noon on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3300 Avenue F, Bay City, TX 77414. Rev. T. L. Richardson will be officiating the services.

Published in Victoria Advocate on July 5, 2012.
 


Phillip Taylor
Jan. 15, 1936 – March 10, 2007

Funeral services for Phillip "P-Berry" Taylor, 70 of Bay City, Texas was at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. M. Martin officiating, and burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas. Visitation was from 3 until 8 p.m. Friday March 16, 2007 in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary.

Phillip was born January 15, 1936 to the late Phillip Taylor, Sr. and Ollie Mae Washing, and died March 10, 2007 in Waco, Texas at the V.A. Hospital.

Mr. Taylor is survived by: three sons, Phillip, Jr., Amar, Andrew; three daughters, Niya Taylor, of Waco, Texas, Kim and Rockal; two sisters, Ethel Mae Gordon and Ollie Parks; one brother, Jimmy Lee Taylor and a host of nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published March 18, 2007
 


Clayton Spears Teat
Aug. 12, 1920 – Oct. 9, 2012

Clayton Spears Teat, fondly known as “Papa,” passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the age of 92. He was a resident of Sweeny, Texas for 55 years.

He was born August 12, 1920 in Martens, Texas to Rex and Kate Spears Teat.

He is preceded in death by: his wife, Lydia Mae Teat; brother, Rex Teat; sister, Neva Faye Smith; son, Johnny William Teat; and granddaughter, Lauren Teat.

He served in the United States Air Force during WWII, and was a long term employee of Conoco Phillips as a stillman. He was well known for his hobbies of fishing, shell and sea bean collections, country music and his dedication to family, friends and community.

Clayton is survived by: his son, Clayton Teat and wife Linda; and his daughters, Patsy and husband Kirby Waldrop, Barbara and husband Ken Philman. He is also survived by his significant other, Peggy Wilder; and his grandchildren, Clay and Katelyn Waldrop, Ashley Teat, Kristy Saha, Cindy Deutsch and Lydia Renee Griffith. He also leaves behind a host of loving family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia with the Pastor Larry Hixon officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Burt, Jim Hensley, Walt Bayliss, Brian Baca, Larry Bohac and Glenn Jerrell.

Family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time.

The family would like to sincerely thank all the friendship, commitment and kindness expressed to us and Clayton over the years and the course of his illness. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Peggy Wilder for always being there when needed. Clayton had a huge, caring heart and was always there for others. His passion for life and sense of humor will be long remembered.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Coastal Conservation Association or a Charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia, 634 S. Columbia Dr. 7486 (979) 345-3232.

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

Bay City Tribune, October 14, 2012
 


J. C. Tellison

Funeral services for J. C. Tellison, age 67, of Bay City will be held today at 1 p. m. at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City with Rev. K. O. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery Bay City, Texas.

Tellison was born to Luther and Mozella Tellison on May 3, 1928 in Matagorda County.

He is survived by three brothers, A. C. Tellison and Dora Tellison of Bay City, Vivian Gee and Ethel Gee of Hitchcock, Texas and Madalyn Brown of Houston, Texas. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Visitation was Thursday afternoon from noon to 9 p. m. Mr. Tellison will Lie in State at Enterprise Baptist Church today from noon to 1 p. m.

Active Pallbearers are Raymond Randle, Dewayne Bowden, A. C. Tellison, Jr., Larry Randle, Sylvester Bowden and James Randle with Honorary Pallbearer A. C. Tellison, Sr.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements at 2702 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas.

Daily Tribune, November, 1995
 


Tilton Tellison

Funeral services for Tilton Tellison Sr., 72, of Bay City will be held 1:30 p. m. Saturday at Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. H. Stroman officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Ave. C.

Mr. Tellison was born Jan. 22, 1921 in Bay City to Henry and Eugenia Simpson Tellison and died May 22, 1993 at Matagorda General Hospital.

He was a member of the Baptist church and a former employee of Etie’s Restaurant.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Daisy Tellison of Bay City; a daughter, Linda Tellison of Houston; two sons, Tilton Tellison Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa. and Leonard Tellison of Houston; two sisters, Carrie Lewis of Bay City and Thelma Guillette of Conroe; three grandchildren, Andrea, Stacey and Christopher; and a number of nieces, nephews and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tellison; four brothers, Alvin Tellison, Henry Tellison; four brothers, Alvin Tellison, Henry Tellison, Jack Tellison and Luther Tellison; and three sisters, Gertrude Tellison Griggs, Mabel Tellison and Rosa Lee Tellison Giles.

Pallbearers will be Earl Griggs, Russell Pointer, Ricky Hayes, Chester Bingley, Sherman Hayes and Louis Pointer. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Lee Clark, Leonard Tellison, Tilton Tellison Jr., Richard Brown, John Lewis, A. C. Tellison and the Enterprise Baptist Church Brotherhood Usher Board #1.

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

Daily Tribune, May, 1993
 


Maggie C. Thibodeaux

ALLENHURST - Maggie Campbell Thibodeaux, 98, formerly of Allenhurst, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

Funeral service is pending for Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

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

Published in Victoria Advocate on April 13, 2012
 


Funeral Rites for Mr. Arthur C. Thomas Sunday Afternoon

Mr. Arthur Clarence Thomas of Blessing, age 67 years, 5 months and 26 days, passed away suddenly Friday night.

Mr. Thomas, who was custodian of the Tidehaven school, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Thomas of Blessing and Eugene W. Thomas of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. C. H. Moore of Nashville, Mrs. C. L. Martin and Miss Lucy Thomas of Louisberg.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p. m. Sunday from Taylor Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Lancaster, of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Interment was in Cedarvale [Hawley] cemetery with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Active pallbearers were Geo. K. Nelson, Delton Taska, Allen Labay, Earl Adams and O. F. Havilik.

Daily Tribune, October 30, 1950
 


Carrie Thomas



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Curtis Dennis Thomas

Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Dennis Thomas, age 44, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, June 22, 1996, at 3 p. m., at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. K . J. Griggs officiating.

Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Saturday from 2 to 3 p. m. at the church.

Thomas was born in Bay City, Monday, Nov. 11, 1951, and died Tuesday, June 18, 1996, at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

He was a graduate of Bay City High School, and furthered his education at Wharton County Jr. College.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Nona and Tommie McKinney of Bay City, and his father, Miles Thomas of Houston. Also two daughters, Monique Malone of Wharton, and Jalandra Morgan of Bay City, as well as two granddaughters and two grandsons.

Also two sisters and one brother-in-law, Natalie R. McKinney of Bay City, and Daphne McKinney King (& Paul) of Inglewood, California; and one brother, Richard McKinney of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

He leaves two nieces, Tiffany Jewel Flanoy of Katy and Jennifer Lauren King of Inglewood, Calif.; a loving aunt and uncle, Rose and Tommy Castilow of Bay City, an aunt, Pearl Stevens of Houston, aunt, Lillie Copeland of Bay City; uncle Burtley Thomas of Houston; great-aunt, Dorothy Parker of Bay City, uncles, Nelson Miller of Galveston, Leroy and Melvin Miller of California, and Bonnie Hunt of Wharton. Also a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a great-granddaughter, a great-great grandson, and a number of sisters and brothers.

Active pallbearers will include Cunnie Dale, Richard George Jr., Roosevelt George, Albert Lemon, Jr., Lloyd Lemon and Rayfield Partain, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will include Vernon Groves, Willie Fisher, Marquinn Scott, Sammie Lee Wright, Earner Woodard, Jr. and Frederick Woodard.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, June, 1996
 


Eugene Thomas

Services will be held for Eugene Thomas, 64, of Dallas and a former resident of Bay City, 2 p. m. Saturday at the Enterprise Baptist Church.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. E. M. Bonner.

Thomas died January 22, 1983 at his residence.

Survivors include wife, Mrs. Albennie Thomas of Dallas; daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Brown and Vanessa Thomas of Dallas; sons, Jerone Thomas of Los Angeles, Calif., Cecil Thomas of Dallas; 5 grandchildren.

Burial will follow services at Eastview Cemetery.

Arrangements with Cedar Crest Funeral Home in Dallas with local arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, January, 1983                                               marker photo
 

Funeral services for Evelyn Fields Thomas, 82, of Bay City, will be held Thursday, August 1, 2002, at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City with the Rev. J. Weldon Gilbert, pastor and the Rev. Murray Griggs, Sr. eulogist.

Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be Wednesday until 9 p.m. in the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born in Cedar Lane, TX, Wednesday, December 31, 1919, to Tommie Fields and Minerva Taylor Fields, and passed away Saturday, July 27, 2002, at her residence in Bay City.

Loving memories are left to her husband of 52 years, Tommie Thomas and two daughters, Audrey Gail Preston and Tommie Jean Thomas, all of Bay City, and four grandchildren, Terryll, Tarsha and Tamaulya Preston, and Corey Thomas, and two great-grands, Tatiyana and Arje. Also one brother, Lawyer Fields, Sr. and one brother-in-law, Roosevelt Thomas, both of Bay City; over 993 nieces and nephews which include five generations, other relatives and many friends who knew her as “Tithay”.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by 10 siblings, Jimmie, Adeline, Charlie, Hallard Fields, Virgie Spiller Rhodes, Louise Lewis, Tommie Fields, Jr., Archie Fields, Sr., Oddie Fields, Sr., and Catherine Lewis.

Active pallbearers will be Terryll Preston, Bernard Smith, Andre’ Jones, Herbert Fields, Rudy Charnic and Robert Rollins.

Honorary bearers are Abanell Cooper, Christine Walker, Marshall Whitley, Jr., Earl Griggs, Edna Tone, Vivian Griggs, Emeola Ross, Shirley Rutherford, Eddie Lou Griggs and Louis Ray.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00014B2002JL31

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, July 31, 2002

 


Henry Thomas Jr.



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Henry Thomas Sr.



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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John Thomas



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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John Thomas



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Leroy Thomas



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Luberta Thomas



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Morris C. Thomas

BAY CITY - Morris Clyde Thomas, 58, of Bay City, died Monday, June 7, 2004.

He was born Jan. 29, 1946, in Alleyton.

Survivors: wife, Zucchini G. Thomas; daughters, Marilyn McBride and Michelle Thomas; step-daughters, Kandrane Elliott and Jessiera Gatson; step-son, Gilliam Elliott Jr.; sisters, Sandra Harris of Oakhurst, Bettie Haywood, Marian Thomas, Gwendolyn Washington and Debra Jarrett, all of Houston; brothers, Roland Thomas and Reginald Thomas; and seven grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Visitation will be noon-9 p.m. today at Green's Mortuary chapel.

A wake service will be held 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mother Zion Baptist Church, with C.L. Amboree officiating.

Burial will be at East View Cemetery in Bay City. Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

The Victoria Advocate, June 11, 2004
 


Reginald Thomas



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Samuel Thomas



St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
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Wilbert Thomas, Jr.

PALACIOS - Wilbert Hall Thomas Jr., 48, of Palacios, passed away March 15, 2012.

Visitation will be Friday, March 23, 2012, from 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Palacios. Burial will follow in Livingston, Texas.

Arrangements with Duncan - Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas 77414, 979-245-5197.

Published in Victoria Advocate on March 22, 2012
 

Funeral services for Larry Donnell Thompson, 45, of Clute, Texas, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2003, at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City, Texas, with the Rev. Eric Young, Eulogist.

Burial will follow at Palacios Cemetery.

He was born in Wharton, Texas, October 18, 1958, and passed away Friday, October 24, 2003, at Brazosport Memorial Hospital in Lake Jackson, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Thompson, of Clute; one son, Larry Thompson Jr.; two stepdaughters, Frances Byrd of Hinesville, Georgia and Christina Brawley of Clute; four grandchildren; one sister, Mary Daniels of California; three brothers, Robert Evans of Freeport, Calvin Thompson of California and Alvin Thompson of San Antonio; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City, [Matagorda County], Texas. (979) 245-5197.

abstracted from: The Facts, Brazoria County, Texas, October 31, 2003
 


Martha Tracy Thompson

EL MATON - Martha Tracy Thompson, 97, of El Maton passed away July 24, 2012. She was born December 25, 1914 in Holland, Texas.

Her husband James O. Thompson preceded her in death. Survivors include son Johnny Thompson of El Maton, granddaughter Stephenie Thompson-Cochran of Rockport and great granddaughter Allison Cochran.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm until 8pm Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, July 27, 2012 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Emil Sliva officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

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 July 26, 2012
 


Winifred Thompson

PALACIOS - Winifred Thompson, 91, of Palacios passed away September 18, 2012. She was born January 14, 1921 in Pampa, Texas to the late Henry Madden Barrett & Ruth Adee Barrett. She owned and operated Winifred Thompson's Bookkeeping Service in Palacios for 60 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church as well as a member of the Choir, member of the Eastern Star and an avid gardener.

Her husband Arthur James Thompson, Sr., daughter Jeanne Carol Schooley, grandson Aaron Barrett Thompson and 9 siblings preceded her in death. Survivors include daughter Candace Lynelle Sams & husband Lee of Grand Bay, AL; sons Lester Warren Bashaw & wife Angela of Somerville, TX and Arthur James Thompson, Jr. & wife Carol of Wharton and grandchildren Brian Bashaw, Courtney Bashaw, Laura Bashaw, Tina Varga, Jason Grace, Kelly Thompson, Joni Koten, and 12 great-grandchildren
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until 12 Noon Saturday. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Palacios Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 202 Main St., Palacios, TX 77465.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home 361-972-2012.

Published in Victoria Advocate on September 21, 2012
 


Rev. Samuel Tims

Funeral services for the Rev. Samuel Tims, age 83, of Bay City, will be held Friday, June 9th, at 2:00 P. M. at the Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, with Rev. Kenneth J. Griggs, officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be Thursday until 9 P. M. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Friday from 1 til 2 P. M. at the church.

Rev. Tims, the son of Samuel Tims and Elouise Tims, was born in Brazoria County, Texas, on April 28, 1912, and died June 1, 1995, at Bay Villa Convalescent Home in Bay City.

He was called to the Ministry in the early 1930’s, and preached his first sermon in Brazoria County, Texas. His pastorship included the St. Peter’s Baptist Church in Matagorda, Texas, and the Pilgrim Rose Baptist Church in Palacios, Texas. He served both congregations concurrently for 17 years.

Rev. Tims was a member of the Gulf Coast Lodge #272, and was at one time employed by the Houston Ship Channel where he served as a Longshoreman for 20 years.

Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Lorenzo Micky Johnson of Houston, and Samuel Tims, III (& Theresa) of Ft. Lee, Virginia. Also three step-daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Mathilee Brinkley (& John L.) of Van Vleck, Mrs. Wilma Johnson (& Newton) of San Antonio, and Mrs. Betty Lou Parker of Bay City. Also two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Ava Knapp Parker of Houston, and Wilbert Parker, Jr. and Ava Battle Parker of Houston.

He leaves also 18 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Caldwell of Brazoria, and one brother, Stefford Johnican of Brazoria. Other survivors include a host of other relatives and many friends.

Active pallbearers will be members of the Gulf Coast Masonic Lodge #272.

Honorary pallbearers will include John L. Brinkley, Jr., Nathaniel Brinkley, Wilbert Brinkley, Curtis Caldwell, Anthony Johnson, Ricky Parker, Raymond Tims and Sylvester Tims.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, June, 1995
 


Rosalie Martino Tobias

PALACIOS - Rosalie Martino Tobias, 85, of Palacios, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. She was born June 13, 1927 in Palacios to the late Luis Sr. and Dominga Ottino Martino. She was a Catholic and retired from Palacios Pharmacy where she was a store clerk for over 42 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Bassett of Palacios; son, Manuel Thomas Tobias of Cypress; sister, Julia Garcia of Victoria; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Manuel Jesse Tobias; son, Julio Martin Tobias; sister, Pauline Pequenio; brothers, Victor Martino, John Martino Jr., Louis Martino, Charlie Martino Sr., and Tom Martino.

Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. with Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1004 Magnusson Ave., Palacios. Visitation will resume from 9 - 10 a.m. with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with Fr. Bryan Heyer officiating. Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Johnathan Tobias, Kenneth Moore Jr., Nick Hendren, Anthony Martino, Pat Garcia, and Steve Garcia. Honorary pallbearers: John Bassett, Pablo Rocha, Lance Sparks Jr., Benjamin Rocha, Jesse Tobias, Nicky Hendren Jr., Lance Sparks III, and Estavan Murillo III.

Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

Published in Victoria Advocate on July 20, 2012
 

Pete B. Torres, Jr., of Palacios, Texas, passed away October 3, 2001 at the age of 49. He was born September 9, 1952 to Pete B. Torres and Lupe Perez Torres of Bay City.

He was a maintenance technician employed by Formosa.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Ramos Torres of Palacios; mother, Lupe Perez Torres of Bay City; three stepdaughters, Rachel Maldonado, Lisa Martinez, Christina Z. Diaz of Palacios; step-son, Richard Ramos of Palacios; four sisters, Helen Torres, Joyce Hernandez both of Bay City,
Anna Lopez of Phoenix, Arizona, Sylvia Hirani of Albuquerque, N.M.; six brothers, Robert Torres and Rudy Torres both of Derry, N.H.; Julian Torres, Richard Torres, Frederick “Freddy” Torres and Steven Torres all of Ann Arbor, Michigan; nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one sister, Diana Mejias.

Visitation will be Friday at 5 p.m. at the Living Word Church, corner of Tenth Street and Ritchie, in Palacios. Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at The Living Word Church with the Rev. Tony Flores officiating.

Funeral service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Living Word Church with the Rev. Tony Flores officiating. Burial will be at the Palacios Cemetery in Palacios. A00011A2001OT05

Daily Tribune, Friday, October 5, 2001
 

Lorene Allen Treacy, 90, of Palacios died Nov. 26, 2003 at the Palacios Community Medical Center. She was born Aug. 11, 1913 in Gotebo, Oklahoma to the late Joseph Howard and Annie Lee Tabb Allen.

Mrs. Treacy was a resident of Palacios since 1925 and was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was very active in Women’s Missionary Union, choir and numerous committees including the building Committee of the new Christian Life Center.

She also was department Director of Adult IV, and Intermediates for 5 years, and adult II for 5 years, and taught 8 year olds for 13 years and the ladies adult class for 5 years. She was a charter member of the Palacios Community Hospital Pink Ladies, Local Registrar of Vital Statistics for many years and was receptionist for the Palacios Funeral Home for 55 years.

Mrs. Treacy was also member of the Athena Club since 1959 and served on the Palacios Cemetery Association Board of Directors from 1980 till she became and honorary board member in 2000.

Survivors include: two daughters, Bobbye Jean Cook and husband Clyde of Nederland and Colleen Nataro of Palacios; six grandchildren, Patty Stunz of Nederland, Denise Cox and husband Gene of Nederland, Suzanne Brown and husband Arthur of Mesa, Arizona; George Patrick McHaney of Cleveland, Texas, Treacy Lynn Pattillo and husband Earl of Edna, Michael Vaughn McHaney and wife Phyllis of Rosenberg; also 13 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Patrick R. Treacy; brothers, Roy, Thelbert and Butler Allen; sister, Oleta Horn; and two sons-in-law, George McHaney, Jr. and Louis Nataro.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2003 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Earl Pattillo, Pat and Mike McHaney, Gene Allen, Charles Harvey and James Kruse. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Palacios Funeral Home. Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, November 30, 2003
 

Funeral services for Mary Ella Trent 89, of Bay City, will be held Saturday June 17, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Jesus Freewill Holiness Church with Bishop John Johnson pastor and Elder Lester Colter officiating. Burial will follow at East View Cemetery in Bay City. Mrs. Trent will lie in state at the church Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Visitation will be Friday afternoon until 9 p.m. Family will receive freinds from 7 to 9 p.m. in the chapel at Green's. She was born June 30, 1910 to the union of Sam Henderson Polk and Doshia Ann Gray Polk in Lowita, Oklahoma. She passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at the Bay Villa Nursing Home.

Survivors are two nephews Henderson Polk and Edna of Bay City, Billie Polk and Cherrie of Live Oak, Texas; four nieces, Dorothy Mae Nelson, Ella Mae Harris and Bertina Walker of Houston, and Lois Harris of Detroit Michigan; god daughter Debra William of Inkster, Michigan. She raised Shelia Johnson of Houston, and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Her son A. D. Johnson, Jr.; sister Fannie Tapscott and brother James Polk preceded her in death.

Active pallbearers are: James Polk, Lester Polk, Chavis Wilcox, Warren Polk, Herbert Lee Polk, and Michael Dawson. Honorary pallbearers are Henderson Polk, Sr. and Billie Polk. Green's Motruary is in charge of the arrangements.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, June 16, 2000                      marker photo
 

WADSWORTH - Funeral services for Richard Trobl 58, of Wadsworth, will be Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, 11 a.m., in the chapel of Green's Mortuary, with Father Cernoch, officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after services at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas.

Viewing will Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 from 4-7 p.m. in the chapel of Green's Mortuary.

He was born in Gonzales, Texas, to Eugene and Kathleen Trobl and was married to Ruth Chatman Trobal.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Green's Mortuary 979-245-3489. Condolences may be sent to greensmortuary@sbcglobal.net.

Victoria Advocate on October 14, 2011
 


Ruth Trobl

June 21, 1939 –Nov. 15, 2012

Ruth went peacefully into the Lords loving arms on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

She was the light of our lives, the inspiration for our deeds, our counsel when we fell short, our coach when we needed a push and always our comforter when we were hurting. She positively impacted hundreds, perhaps thousands of lives in her 73 years. Ruth said what she meant and meant what she said but always with our best interests in mind. She lived life to the fullest and on her terms. If you knew her at all then you knew the boundless inner strength she possessed. She cared and loved more deeply than most of us will ever get a glimpse of. Her great love and tireless work for the seniors in our community was legendary. We loved her more than words can say; we’ll miss her and think of her every day until we see her again.

Thank you Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Wife, Sister, and friend. As her children, everything that is good in us came from you, your legacy is unconditional love and as always forgiveness.

Ruth is following these loved ones to the Lord’s Kingdom: husband, Richard Trobl; father and mother, Lester and Loretta Elliott; oldest son, Mark Johnson; granddaughter, Brook Lemaster; sister, Elsie Elliott; brother, Chuck Vanpool and many other loved ones and friends.

Ruth is survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Lester and Wendy Handley; daughter, Jodie Youman and her fiance David Splawn; grandson, Dakota Goodman; granddaughters, Lesley and Sheree Johnson; brothers, Bill, Royce and Lester “Bub” Elliott; her sister, Sandy Vanpool; her nephew and confidant, Bill Elliott; nephew, Corey Elliott; her best friends ever, Betty Elkins and John J. Goodman, Jr.; plus family and friends too numerous to list.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary with the Rev. James Roberson officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 10 until 11 a.m.

Green’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Bay City Tribune, November 21, 2012
 

 

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