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Keith B. Grice

Keith Grice

Cedar Lane—Visitation for Keith “Peter” Grice, 39, of Cedar Lane, who died Tuesday, will be 1 – 2 p. m. today at St. Marks Baptist Church.

Services will be 2 p. m. today at the church, the Rev. Hawkins officiating.

Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery.

Green’s Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

Victoria Advocate, February 24, 2006

Maggie Grice


O. D. Grice


Osborne Grice

Funeral services for Osborne Grice, 92, of Bay City, Texas will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at  New Hope Baptist Church in Bay City.

Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Bay City Tribune, April 26, 2017 

Osborne Potts Grice

Osborne Potts Grice, one of nine children born to the union of Elder Grice and Maggie Henry Grice, was born on Saturday, May 15, 1924, in Wadsworth, Texas. Upon relocating to Bay City, Texas as a young boy, he shared his entire childhood with his siblings, other relatives and friends.

Early in life, Osborne was married to Geraldine Parker, which to this union was born eight children; four sons and four daughters. He later enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he received an honorable discharge. Afterwards, he relocated to Los Angeles, California. There, he was  united in marriage to Francis Brown. Osborne became an employee for the City of Los Angeles until he retired. He also was a member of of the V. F. W. Post #2134 where he once served as Post Commander. He remained in California until Francis went home to be with the Lord.

In 1999, Osborne returned to Bay City, Texas, where he remarried Geraldine. They both became faithful members of New Hope Baptist Church. He proved to be a Christian even unto his demise on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Osborne lived to be a good-hearted person, who was a loving husband, father, brother, son, uncle and friend; but more importantly a great man of God who knew no strangers. He eventually became an ordained minister who truly loved the Lord with all his heart. He was kind and gentle in nature, and would do all within his power to help anyone. He truly will be missed by many.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elder and Maggie Grice, five children, and a granddaughter; also four sisters, Lucinda, Edith, Virginia and Sarah, and three brothers, Sam, O. D. and Frank.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Geraldine Grice of Bay City; two sons, Aaron Grice of Chino, California, and Albert Powell (Sandy) of Atlanta, Texas; two daughters, Janice Mullins (Carl) of Walnut, California and Loretta Sancho of Houston, Texas; one goddaughter, Verma Harris of Los Angeles, California; five sisters, Ora Lee Wright, Martha Jones, May Woods, Annabelle Grice and Rose Grice; one brother, Clarence aka Popcorn; also 9 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends who will cherish memories of him dear in their hearts.

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Funeral services for Earl Griggs, 76, of Bay City, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at 11 a.m., at Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, with the Rev. K.J. Griggs, pastor, and the Rev. T. L. Richardson, eulogist.

Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 until 9 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

He was born in Gainesmore, Texas, on Aug. 12, 1927, to Ellis Griggs Sr. and Gertrude Tellison Griggs, and passed away Nov. 26, 2003, at the V.A. Hospital in Houston.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in WWII, and was retired from Matagorda General Hospital in 1990 after 29 years.

Survivors include: his wife, Vivian James Griggs of Bay City; seven children, Robert Earl Griggs, Charlotte Griggs Knapp (and Randall), Gladys Griggs Agu, Jonathan (and Dian), Shelia, Earlean, and Ellis Earl, all of Bay City; two sisters, Ruby Matthews of Bay City, and Betty Wiley of Lake Jackson; and four brothers, the Rev. Murray Griggs, Sr. of Cedar Lane, elder Eugene Griggs of Sweeny, Ellis Griggs of Bailey’s Prairie, and Robert Griggs of Houston; three stepchildren, Curtis Roberts of Bay City, Quinta Alexander of Houston, and Perry Shaw (and Pamela) of San Antonio; 16 grands, six step-grands, four great-grands; mother-in-law, Mrs. L.R. James of San Antonio; one aunt; nieces; nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home in Bay City

The Bay City Tribune, December 1?, 2003

Funeral services for LaVern Jackson Griggs, 45 of Bailey's Prairie, will be Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in Angleton with Rev. Steven R. King, officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.
She died Jan. 27 at her residence. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Ellis Griggs, Jr., of Bailey's Prairie; two sons: Donald Ray "Ebo" George, Jr., Charles Terrel Morgan of Alvin; one daughter, Virginia "Roxanne" Morgan of Alvin; three brothers: Ruben Davis, Sr. (Josephine) of Fulshear, Jesse B. Jackson, Jr. (Dorothy) of Texas City, Samuel Ray Jackson of Angleton; two sisters: Tessie Lee Davis (Vergus) of Alvin, Martha Gordon (Freddie Lee) of Houston; surrogate brothers: Curley Jackson (Mechelle) of Alvin, Ready B. Jackson, Jr., (Jennifer) of Angleton; one aunt: Mary Jackson of San Antonio; two uncles: Perry Jackson (Mae Ethel) of Alvin, Milton Mayberry (Faye) of Richmond and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Vergus Davis, Sr., Vergus Davis, Jr., Freddie Gordon, Kirk Coleman, Tom Gooden, and Marcus Roy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Ray George, Charles Terrell Morgan, Ruben Davis, Sr., Jesse B. Jackson, Jr., Samuel Ray Jackson, and Milton Mayberry.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 1 from 4-8 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home Chapel from 10-11 a.m. only. There will be no viewing afterwards.

Arrangements are by Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria. A00011A2002JA31

The Daily Tribune, January 31, 2002

Pastor Murry Griggs, Sr.

June 1, 1979 – Feb. 17, 2006

Funeral services for Pastor Murry Griggs, Sr., 76, of Cedar Lane, will be at 11 a. m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at the First Baptist Church, Brazoria, Texas, with the Pastor Larry Griggs, presiding, and Pastor Kenneth Bree, eulogist.

Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Visitation will be from 3 – 6 p. m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, and memorial services from 7 until 9 p. m. at First Berean Baptist Church in Cedar Lane.

He was born in Gainesmore, Texas, June 1, 1929, to Ellis Griggs and Gertrude Tellison Griggs, and passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Houston, Texas.

He pastored the First Berean Baptist Church for almost 20 years, and was very active in community and civic affairs.

Among his religious affiliations include the Lincoln Southern District Association of Texas, and the Gulf Coast Ministerial Alliance.

Survivors include: his wife, of almost 58 years, Ophelia Fields Griggs of Cedar Lane; four children, Murray Griggs, Jr. and Charlene of West Columbia, Gloria Sidney and Buster of Missouri City, Gwendolyn Syers and Aaron of Fresno and Pastor Rodney Griggs, Sr. and Helen of Cedar Lane; one sister, Ruby Matthews and Sam of Bay City; three brothers, Elder Eugene Griggs and Ruby of Sweeny, Ellis Griggs, Jr. and Catherine of Bailey’s Prairie, and Robert Griggs and Tweety of Houston.

Also, several grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, an enormous amount of other relatives and many wonderful friends, including First Berean Baptist Church.

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

Bay City Tribune, February 22, 2006

Bobby Dwayne Groves


Murry Griggs, Sr.

Murry Griggs, Sr. photo


Loraine Fields Hadden

July 2, 1934 – Nov. 26, 2007

Funeral services for Loraine Fields Hadden, 73, of Sweeny, Texas, will be held Saturday, December 1, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Jesus Free Will Holy Temple, Bay City, with Bishop Michael Hurst, pastor, and District Supt. Elbert Jackson, eulogist. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

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

She was born July 2, 1934, to Tommie Fields and Annie Williams in Cedar Lane, Texas, and passed away November 26, 2007, in Wharton, Texas. She was formerly employed as Lab Technician in South Texas Medical Clinic, Bay City.

Survivors include: her husband, the Rev. Ben Hadden of Sweeny; four children, Cheryl Hadden Levias (and Ranzy), and Leatrice Hadden all of Houston, Jeff Clark (and Joyce) and Valerie Sharky of Sweeny. Also a grandson she reared, Terrance Hadden (and Toya) of Ft. Bend, Georgia; seven grandchildren and five great – grandchildren. Also five sisters, Ophelia Griggs, Betty Plummer, Verna Ross (and Howard), all of Cedar Lane, Wilada Green ( and the Rev. K.D.) and Ida Emanuel, all of Bay City, and two brothers, Eugene Fields, Sr. (and Leola) of Cedar Lane, and Donald Fields, Sr. (and Betty) of Brazoria; one uncle, Lawyer Fields, Sr. over 466 nieces and nephews, an enormous host of other relatives.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: one sister, Minnie Ola Fields and three brothers, Eddie Fields, Cleveland Fields, Sr. and Hilliard Fields, Sr.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published November 28, 2007    


Vance Harkless


Vernell Harkless


Arie Anna Harrison          Alonzo Tig Harrison

Arie Anna Harrison

Oct. 24, 1915  May 5, 2009

Arie Anna Harrison, 93, of Cedar Lane, passed away May 5, 2009, in Houston, Texas. Se was born in Brazoria, Texas, October 24, 1915, to Alonzo ONeal and A.D. Fanuel ONeal.

Commemorative Services will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Brazoria.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 at the funeral home chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 at First Baptist Church, Brazoria, with the Rev. Larry Griggs, eulogist. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.

Survivors include: seven children, Willie Sidney Williams of Cedar Lane, Howard Dolly Harrison (and Dorothy) of Santa Maria, California, Bertha Harrison Edison (and Robert), Linda Harrison Griggs and Dorothy Harrison DeVaughn (and the Rev. Johnny), all of Houston, Joyce Roberson of Freeport and Earnestine Bailey of Los Angeles, California. Also one sister, Amelia Woodard of Houston; generations of grandchildren; 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 May 10, 2009

Alphonse Hawkins


Alphonse Hawkins Photo


Bertha Jones Hawkins

Funeral services for Bertha Jones Hawkins, 83, of Houston will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, Bay City, with the Rev. L. C. Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Cedar Lane.

Friends and relatives may call until 9 p. m. today at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home and from noon to 1 p. m. at the church.

Mrs. Hawkins was born Sept. 10, 1906, in Matagorda County, Texas, to Isaiah and Nellie Campbell Jones and died Oct. 10, 1989, at her residence.

She received her bachelor of science degree and master’s degree from Texas Southern University with extended studies at the University of Houston. She taught school in Matagorda, Wharton and Brazoria counties, retiring from Abel Elementary School in Wharton County.

She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Lee McGruder and Zelma Taylor-Brooks of Houston; a sister, Ruth Hunt of El Campo; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nine foster children; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers include Rayfield Partain, Cleotis Brooks, George Smith, Bertrand Taylor, James Rice, David Taylor, Milford McGruder and J. W. Brown.

Honorary pallbearers include Jimmie Fields, Archie Fields Jr., Hallard Fields, Herman Fields, Gilbert Jones and deacons of Bethel Baptist Church.

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

Daily Tribune, October 12?, 1989

Cary Hawkins




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