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Able Williams


Barney Williams, Jr.


George W. Williams


Gertrude Johnson Williams

Funeral Services for Gertrude Johnson Williams, 70, will be Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Texas with the Rev. W. D. Hicks officiating. Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas.

She died, Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at Specialty Hospital Houston in Webster, Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Lonnie Williams, Sr. Brazoria, Texas, 2 sons; Phillip Williams and Debra, Houston, Texas, and Lonnie Williams, Jr., and Donna, Fort Worth, Texas; 6 daughters, Lucille White-King and Gilbert, Cartersville, Ga., Myrtle McZeal and Michael, Houston, Texas, Shirley Williams and Aserline Williams, Austin, Texas, Fannie Williams, Lake Jackson, Texas, Linda Hagger and Earnest Jr., Houston, Texas, Samuel M. Johnson, Sweeny, Texas. Also she is survived by 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Phillip Williams, Lonnie Williams, Jr., Earnest Hagger, Jr., Michael McZeal, Phillip Michael Williams, Quentin Williams, Brnadon Williams, Victor Ivery, Justin McZeal, Preston Williams, and Matthew Williams.

Visitation will be Friday, August 4, 2000 at the Dixon Funeral Home Chapel from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a wake service will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Arrangements are with Dixon Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, Friday August 4, 2000

Heral Williams

Funeral services for Heral Williams, 77, of Missouri City will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Mother Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Griggs officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Cedar Lane.

Friends may call today at Green’s Mortuary.

Mr. Williams was born July 27, 1911, in Texas to Hillery and Laura Walker Williams and died April 14, 1989, at St. Joseph Hospital, Houston.

He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include two daughters, Eunice Williams of Houston and Merlene Casey of Long Beach, Calif.; a son, Heral Williams Jr. of Long Beach; three sisters, Rosie Lee Williams of Freeport, Claudia Smith of Bay City, Evelyn Woods of Dickerson; five brothers, George Williams and Vanderbilt Williams both of Freeport, Thoursdon Williams of Houston, R. L. Williams of Bay City and Lloyd Williams of Hitchcock; an aunt, Mrs. Roosevelt Law of Houston; and three grandchildren, Trevis Laquinna Casey and Tanisha Casey, both of Long Beach, and Shannon Williams of Houston.

Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers include Vanderbilt Williams, George Williams, Lloyd Williams, Thoursdon Williams, R. L. Williams, Arthur Smith, Oscar Woods and Heral Williams Jr.

Arrangements are with Green’s Mortuary, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, April 1989

Negro Foreman 5X Ranch Killed By Falling Horse -
Levi Williams

Levi Williams, Negro foreman and cowhand at Mr. Raleigh Sanborn’s 5X ranch for the past 20 years, was killed at the ranch Wednesday when his horse fell on him, pinning him to the ground, crushing his chest and inflicting internal injuries.

A companion riding ahead of him noticed that the horse was down and rode back to find Williams unconscious. A pick-up stood near and he was rushed to the Matagorda County General hospital where he died almost immediately.

He was around 50 years of age and leaves a wife and four children, all of whom reside in this part of the county.

Funeral services will be held at Shiloh church, Cedar Lane, Sunday at 2:30. Burial will be in Cedar Lane cemetery.

Matagorda County Tribune, May 24, 1945

[Death certificate: born August 27, 1891 – died May 16, 1945]

Louise Williams 1956

Louise Williams


Melvina Williams


Minnie Bell Williams

Funeral services for Minnie Bell Williams, 65, of Bay City are scheduled for 11 a. m. Saturday at Charity Mission Baptist Church at 5015 South Acres in Houston with the Rev. E. L. Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be from noon until 5 p. m. Friday at the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home chapel and from 7 to 9 p. m. Friday at Charity Baptist Church in Houston

Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 16, 1929 in Wadsworth to the late Jim and Janie Mae Holmes White and died Oct. 9, 1993 in Ben Taub Hospital in Houston.

Survivors include her husband, J. C. Williams of Houston; four daughters, Vina Delores Williams, Margaret Williams, Jessica Williams and Ruby Brown, all of Houston; two sons, Leroy Brown of Houston and Doug Simmons of Sweeny; a sister, Evelyn Phillips of Houston; two brothers, Charles White and Jim White of Houston; an uncle, Joe Cole of Houston; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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

Daily Tribune, October 15, 1993

Philip Williams


Ellener Mae Moore Woodard

Funeral services for Ellener Mae Moore Woodard, 65, of Freeport will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, May 29, 1999 at First Berean Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with Apostle F. L. Daniels officiating Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p. m. Friday, May 28 at Dixon Funeral Home Chapel.

Ms. Moore died Monday, May 24 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Ms. Moore is survived by her three daughters, Jessie Parker of Lake Jackson, Freddie Amboree and husband Rev. C. L. Amboree of Freeport, Annie Nelson and husband Rev. Samuel Nelson, Jr. of Richmond; step-daughters, Gladys Robinson and husband J. B. of Freeport, Pearl Griggs and husband Robert of Angleton; four step-sons, Robert Woodard and wife, Jimmie, Elgin Woodard and wife Mercedes all of Angleton, Aaron Woodard of Freeport and Billy Ray Pritchett of Dallas; two brothers Lawrence Moore, Jr. and wife Mary, Percy Moore, Sr. and wife Mattie all of Bay City; three sisters, Luvenia Sorrell of Bay City, Annie Lou Moore of Cedar Lane, Irene Henderson and husband Raymond of Houston; seven grandchildren, Tantelous Nelson and Coneic Parker of Clute, Torsha Amboree and Jeremy Amboree of Freeport, TuJuan Nelson and Demonica Harris of Richmond, and Keturah Parker of Lake Jackson; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Curtis Moore, Harold Murphy, Robert Moore, Eliot Moore, Eddie Sorrell, Elvan Moore, Billy Ray Moore, and Benjamin Sorrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Woodard, Elgin Woodard, Aaron Woodard, Billy Pritchett, Everett Pettie, Percy Moore, Sr., Lawrence Moore, Sr., Jeremy Amboree, and Tantelous Nelson.

Arrangements are with Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria.

Daily Tribune, May 27, 1999

Erika Jason Woodard           Isaac Woodard

Erika Woodard Jason & Isaac Jason

Funeral services for Mrs. Erika Woodard Jason, age 30, of Fresno, Texas and her son Isaac will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at 11 a. m. at New Zion Temple Church, 1601 Ruthven (Fourth Ward) Houston, Texas, with Rev. Henry Childs officiating.

Final viewing will be at 3 p. m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from noon until 3 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City, and from 5 to 7 p. m. at New Zion Temple Church in Houston where the family will receive friends. Visitation on Saturday will be from 10 to 11 a. m. at the church.

Erika was born in Bay City, Thursday, Sept. 15, 1966, to Nathaniel Woodard and Eddie Marie Fields Woodard, and passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She was a 1984 graduate of Madison High School in Houston, and furthered her education at Houston Community College, Houston, and Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View. At the time of her demise, she was employed as Federal Agent Assistant with the IRS Houston Branch. She was a member of New Zion Temple Church where she was active with The Young Ladies Group.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Jason, Jr. of Fresno, her mother, Mrs. Eddie Fields Gilbert of Houston, and her father, Nathaniel Woodard of Austin. She leaves two step-children, Carlos LaShawn Jason and Trista LaGayle Jason, and one step-granddaughter, Caneisha Jason.

Daily Tribune, January 9, 1997

Phema Ella Woodard

Funeral Services for Phema Ella Woodard, 92, of Cedar Lane, will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Steven Staten and the Rev. K. W. Bree, eulogist. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane. Visitation will be Monday until 9 p.m. at the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

She was born in Gainesmore, Texas, Friday, February 19, 1909 to Paul Jones and Anica Page and passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Sea Breeze Rehabilitation Center in Bay City.

Her religious affiliation included membership with the Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake. There, she served faithfully in various capacities. Those spiritual contributions were fruitful and endless. Community and fraternal involvement included being secretary of the Shiloh Cemetery Association and Worthy Recorder of the Berean Order of Pilgrims, Sanctuary #54. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include: two daughters she reared, Ethel Ward and Dave.Jr., of Cedar Lane, and Barbara Aikens and Elmer of Harbor City, Calif.; and two adopted granddaughters, Deborah Edison and Anthony of Live Oak, and Sherol Jones of Duncanville. Also five grandchildren, Gwendolyn Paddillo and Joe; Phillip Ward and Rose, Dave Ward III, Calvin Ward and Patrice and Derrick Aikens and Janice, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one step-sister, Nellie Brown of Cedar Lane, and caretaker, Floradean Bryant of Cedar Lake. Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Active pallbearers will be Phillip Ward, Dave Ward III, Calvin Ward, Donald Paige, Garland Johnson, The Rev. Carey White, Roosevelt Law, Jr., Anthony Edison, Robert Johnson, Jr. and Frank Blair. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Ward, Jr., Elmer Aikens, the deacons and elders of Bethlehem Christian Church.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.


The Daily Tribune, Sunday, May 13, 2001 

Ethan Wright, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Ethan Wright, Jr., age 22, formerly of Sweeny, Texas, will be held Saturday, May 3, at 2 p. m., at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with the Rev. Carl Lee Kemp officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

He was born in Sweeny, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, to Ethan Wright and Dorothy Brown Wright, and passed away Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Hermann Hospital in Houston, as a result of an accident.

He was a 1993 graduate of Sweeny High School, and later attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. At the time of the demise, he was employed as machine operator with Boring Specialists, Inc. in Houston.

Survivors include his parents, Ethan and Dorothy Brown Wright of Brazoria, and six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Sheri Jones (and Carl) and Ramona Wright (and Williams), all of Missouri City, Gena Richo (and Leonard), Shonya Banks (and Marshall), Leigh Ann Jackson (and Patrick), and Krista Wright, all of Clute.

Also his grandparents, Lorena Williams Brown of Cedar Lane, and Alex and Melinda Wright of Brazoria. Other survivors include four aunts, Rosie Kemp (and Chester), Pinkie Johnson (and Herman), Verna Millage (and James), and Minnie Ola Johnson; as well as seven uncles, Earnest Wright (and Vera), Joe Wright (and Jewel), Alex Wright, Jr. (and Lillian), Louis Wright (and Essie Mae), John Brown, Nelson Brown and Robert Brown (and Clara).

He leaves a dear friend, Benetra Bryant, seven nieces and five nephews, Devon, LaToya, Brittany, Leosha, Ebony, Bianca, Markeisha, William, Leonard, Darius, Marshall and Vernell.

Also countless other relatives, a family of caring co-workers and many, many friends who knew him affectionately as “Ju Ju.”

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Israel “Bud” Brown, May 30, 1983.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Calvin Boniaby, Craig Brooks, Chris Chappell, Brushard Higgins, Jerry Higgins, Jr., John Higgins, Khaalise Marshall and Frank Petteway, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will include Marshall Banks, Allain Brown, Patrick Johnson, Eugene Johnson, III, Herman Johnson, Jr., Carl Jones, Darryl Kemp, Andrae’ Lemon, Frank Lemon, Keith Mangum, Leonard Richo, William Wilson, Troy Wright and Warwick Woodard.

Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, May 2, 1997

Aslena Allen Young

Funeral services for Mrs. Aslena Allen Young, age 85, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p. m., at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, with Rev. Clifton Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be Friday until 9 p. m. in the Chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, and Saturday from 11 a. m. to noon at Evangelistic Temple Church of God in Christ in Bay City (by her request) and from 1 to 2 p. m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane.

Mrs. Young was born in Cedar Lane on Wednesday, June 3, 1908, to Valree Allen and Emma L. Jones Allen, and died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, at Seabreeze Nursing Center in Bay City.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Wandalyn A. Harris (& Manson) of Bay City, and two grandchildren, Davenlyn M. Green and Leireon A. Hodges, both of Bay City. Also a great-grandson, La’Darreon PerShawn Moore. Also three step-sons, Richard C. Young of Houston, Thomas Young of Galveston, and Willie Young of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Valry Mae Jones of Bay City, and Mrs. Jessie King of Santa Anna, Calif.; and three brothers, and sister-in-law, Rev. Edward L. Allen (& Juanita) of Bay City, Sam Allen of Los Angeles, Calif., and Messiah Allen of Santa Anna, Calif.

Daily Tribune, October 6, 1995



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