Funeral services for Eula Mae Sidney Holmes, 88, of Los Angeles,
California, were held Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the
Wesley United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California, with the
Rev. Leroy I. Brown officiating. Services will be held for Mrs.
Holmes on Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church in Cedar Lane, Texas, with the Rev. Steven Staten
officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.
Eula, the eldest of nine children, was born to Isaac and Julia
Sidney on October 11, 1911 in Matagorda County. She received her
elementary education from Mable Kennedy School in Cedar Lane. She
then continued her training goals at Jack Yates High School of
Houston and later received her degree in education from the Houston
College in Houston. After receiving her degree she began her
teaching career at Wadsworth and Buckner Prarie, Texas. Eula married
the man of her dreams, Washington Holmes (affectionately called
"Buddy") They moved to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, she taught
in Los Angeles Unified School District for approximately 20 years
until her retirement.
Eula remained active in maintaining an immaculate household, enjoyed
her outdoor gardening, sewing, and would expertly exercise her
culinary skills in baking various hot rolls, pound cakes, and tea
At her journey's end she leaves to cherish her memory, one aunt
Lucretia Lewis of Van Vleck; four sisters, Dora Wade of Los Angeles,
California, Carrie Burnett of Cedar Lane, Iver Johnson of Dallas,
Joyce Hawkins of Houston; two brothers, Kermit Sidney and his wife
Hattie of Los Angeles, CA and William Sidney of Cedar Lane; and host
of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Active pallbearers are Lenard Wade, Jr., Isaac Burnett, Anthony
Banks, Alvin Johnson, Alvin Johnson, Jr., Nathan Bailey, Lawrence
Burnett, William Sidney, Jr., Buster Sidney, Henry Sidney, Wayne
Woodard, Alex Sidney, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are Carlos Sidney, William Sidney, Alex Sidney,
Sr., Roosevelt Green, Samuel Green, Murray Green.
Arrangements are with Green's Mortuary. A00011A2000OT13
The Daily Tribune, Friday, October 13, 2000
Ruth Jones Hunt
Ruth Jones Hunt
services for Mrs. Ruth Jones Hunt, age 88, of El Campo, will be held
Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at noon, at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church,
810 Palacios Street in El Campo, with Rev. E. Sanford officiating.
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane, at 3 p. m.
Visitation will be Thursday until 9 P. M. in the chapel of
Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
born in Cedar Lane, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1908, to Isaiah
Jones and Nellie Campbell Jones, and passed away Monday, Oct. 21,
1996, at Diagnostic Hospital in Houston.
She was a
member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in El Campo, and a former
member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Lane. Mrs. Hunt was
instrumental in organizing the first choir in Shiloh.
include a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Marilyn F. Lacey (& the Rev.
Lacey, Jr.), pastor of Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Houston.
Also three granddaughters and grand-son-in-law, Cheryl Jones and
Jacqueline Smith, both of Houston, and Kim Carter (& Attorney Huey
P. Carter) of Crosby.
leaves six great-grandchildren, Nate’ Jones, Kaci Jones, Lacey
Jones, Paris Carter, Erika Carter and Whitney Smith. Also a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, and a family of
her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Hunt,
three sisters, Ella Jones Lee, Bertha Jones Hawkins and Maryland
Jones Fields and two brothers, Matt Jones and Jack Jones.
Arrangements with Duncan-Roberts Funeral home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, October 24, 1996
Funeral services for Vinora Williams Jeffery, 87, of Houston will be
Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church in Cedar Lane with the Rev. E.L. Carroll, officiating. Burial
will be Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane.
She was a member of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.
She is survived by: two sons, Alfred Jeffery (Ida), Phoenix,
Arizona, the Rev. Arthur Jeffery II (Jessie), Lake Jackson; three
daughters, Bessie Goodwin (John), Brazoria, Dorothy Jones, Freeport,
Betty Carroll (Rev. E.L.), Houston, two brothers, Lonnie Williams,
Brazoria, J.C. Williams (Marsha), Houston; fifteen grandchildren;
eight great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and
Active pallbearers will be Richard Alexander, Edward Carroll, J.C.
Alexander, Samuel Goodwin, Garry Carroll, Arthur Jeffery III.
Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Evans, Robert Bonner, David
Williams, Daniel Williams, William Harriest, John Goodwin.
Visitation will be Friday, February 14, 2003 from 1 to 9 p.m. at the
Dixon Funeral Home Chapel and at the church Saturday from 10 to 11
a.m. only. There will be no viewing afterwards. A wake will also be
held Friday at the chapel from 6 to 8 p.m.
Arrangements are by Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria. A00014B2003FB16
The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, February 16, 2003