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Edward E. Abels, 70, of Bay City died Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in Bay City.

He was born September 10, 1930 in Springfield, La. to Alexander R. and Rubye Pusey Abels.

Mr. Abels was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, and a former resident of Hammond, La.

He is survived by: wife, Annette Baird Abels of Bay City; daughter, Elizabeth Baird Powell; sons, Edward E. Abels Jr., of Sugar Land, Texas, Brent Abels of Bay City, and Scott Abels of Round Rock, Texas; sisters, Katherine Fayard and Margaret Lil Maurin both of Springfield, La.; brothers, Charles Abels of Baton Rouge, La., Harold Abels of Springfield, La.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Abels, Kristin Abels, Jacob Abels, Taylor Abels, Lorrie Abels, Eric Abels, Jordan Abels, Holly Abels, Rochelle, and Haley Powell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Helen, brothers, Raymond, Jacob, Ralph, Wilson, and A. R. Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001AR11

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, April 11, 2001


Robert W. "Bob" Ackerman, 77, of Blessing, passed away, Thursday, September 7, 2000 in Bay City. He was born May 14, 1923 in Blessing to John Gilbert Ackerman and Mary Edith Nolen Ackerman. He was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and a member of Collegeport Presbyterian Church. He was a retired Rice Farmer and Cattle Rancher, a member of RVOS and a veteran of the 8th Air Force. He was a former member of the American Legion Post #649 of Blessing and a former member of the North American Linousin Association.

He is survived by, wife, Margie Lorene Neuszer Ackerman of Blessing; daughters, Eileen Ackerman of Austin and Gale King of Blessing; son, Wayne Ackerman of Blessing, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2000 at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing with Rev. James Collins officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren, Julie Ann Wesselman, Dennis Eugene Ackerman, Amy King and Carl King.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

A0011A2000SP10, The Daily Tribune, Sunday, September 10, 2000


Abel Gomez Acosta, 79, of Victoria died December 12, 2005 at his residence. He was born July 3, 1926 in Bay City to Baldemero and Estella Gomez Acosta.

He was a member of the American Legion, GI Forum, and was a talented self-taught musician who once appeared on Austin City Limits.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Amelia Acosta and a daughter, Linda Acosta.

Survivors include two daughters & a son-in-law; Amelia Acosta of Houston and Gayle & Joe Mireles of Port Lavaca, by three sisters; Esther Acosta & Mary Ann Cervantes both of Bay City and Alice Villarreal of Corpus Christi; three brothers, Gilbert Acosta and Anthony Acosta both of Bay City and Albert Acosta of Houston; five grandchildren, Joe Albert Mireles, Gayle Linda Mireles, & Abel Pedro Mireles all of Port Lavaca, Samantha Short of West Virginia and Mirissa Short of West Columbia; and his devoted companion, Martha Ogle of Victoria.

Rosary will be 7:30 PM Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Mass 10:00 am Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City [Matagorda County, Texas]. 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, December 14, 2005          Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby



Earl R. Adams, Jr.

Nov. 30, 1922 - Jan. 17, 2007

Earl R. Adams, Jr., 84, of Blessing, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2007 in Bay City.

He was born November 30, 1922 in San Augustine, Texas to Earl R. Adams, Sr. and Eva Joyce Brittan Adams. He was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City. He served with the 5th Army in Europe during World War II and was a retired principal, serving 38 years at the Blessing Elementary School.

He is survived by: his wife, Ruby Jean Adams of Blessing; his son, Mark Richard Adams and wife Babette of San Antonio; and by his grandchildren, Bobbie Carol Adams of San Antonio and Joshua Marvin of Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents: Eva Joyce and Earl R. Adams, Sr.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2007, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment followed at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers were Billy Mann, Joe Rowland, Ronnie Rowland, Frank Farmer, Alfred Nelson and Andy Anderson.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

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

Bay City Tribune, Published January 21, 2007


MARKHAM - Harles W. Adams, 85, of Markham, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003.

He was born Oct. 27, 1917, in Optimus, Ark., to the late James Claudius and Lillie Lee Cartwright Adams. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member and past commander of Philip H. Parker VFW Post No. 2438 and member of the Blessing Cecil Lee American Legion Post No. 649. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: wife, Annie E. Slone Adams; daughters, Elaine Nickie, Rhonda Jean Serrell and Martha Mae Lacy, all of Bay City; sons, Ronnie Adams and Edward D. Quinney, both of Markham; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. tonight at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Bay City, the Revs. Oliver Southall and Chester Sassman officiating.

Burial will be at Ashby Cemetery near El Maton. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

Memorials: Cowart Scholarship Fund, c/o Alumni, Box 6096, S.F.A. Station, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962 or the VFW Post 2438, P.O. Box 269, Bay City, Texas 77414.

The Victoria Advocate, September 25, 2003

Lee Roy Adams
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas

Photos courtesy of Betty Crosby

Leslie William Adams
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas



Jerry C. Adkins, 77, of Blessing (Oak Hollow Community) died May 7, 2003 at Matagorda General Hospital.

He was born December 14, 1925 in Illinois to the late Bruce and Pearl Crabtree Adkins.

He was a resident of Oak Hollow since 1980 and was a veteran of WWII servicing in the US Air Force.

Survivors include: wife, Maria D. Nieto Adkins of Oak Hollow; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandra and Carlton Weidel of Gladewater, Texas, Maria and Jimmy Valdez of Lake Jackson, Ruby Adkins of Odessa, Texas; three sons and daughters-in-law, Scott Edward and Sharon Adkins of Fredericksburg, Texas, Otto and Teresa Adkins of Blessing, and Jesse and Clara Adkins of Bloomington, Texas; two sisters, Colleen Milliken of Jewett, Texas and Debbie Ewing of McAllen, Texas; brothers, Bruce Adkins, Jr. of Georgetown, Dorse Adkins of Jewett, and Donald Adkins of Edinburg; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Bros. with the Rev. Shawn Rush officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, Texas. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014D2003MY11

The Bay City Tribune
Sunday, May 11, 2003
Matagorda County, Texas


Amey, Thomas EDISON


Funeral Services for Thomas Amey, 78, of Bay City will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Tyree Chapel A.M.E. Church in Bay City with the Rev. R. R. Simon officiating.

Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City.

Visitation will be Sunday until 9 p.m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, and Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Amey died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 at the Specialty Hospital in Houston. He was born April 28, 1921 in Ashwood to Alfred Amey and Joella Miller Amey.

He was a graduate of A. G. Hilliard High School in Bay City and Prairie View University in Prairie View. He was a World War II Veteran, a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and a school crossing guard.

Survivors include: wife, Melissa Amey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Sandra Wilkins, Dwain and Audrey Wilkins; one brother, Roy L. Amey and his wife, Jessie Mae, all of Bay City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

The Daily Tribune, October 31, 1999


Funeral services for Edward Dewey Aoughsten, 80, of Palacios, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Abernathy officiating. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Mr. Aoughsten was born May 15, 1923 in Galveston to the late Edward Wensel and Mamie Addline Baker Aoughsten, He died July 1, 2003.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U. S. Coast Guard, and was also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Olinda Thompson Aoughsten of Palacios; sons and daughters-in-law Joseph Nelson and Laura Aoughsten of Palacios and Wensel Milton and Jacqueline Aoughsten of Galveston; a sister Wilma Joyce O’Conner of Santa Fe, Tx.; and seven granddaughters—Tanya Almeida and husband Isaac of Victoria, Stephanie Rojas and husband Anthony of Victoria, Taylor Aoughsten of Palacios, and Rachel, Erin, Mamie and Danielle Aoughsten, all of Galveston.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Harry Aoughsten.

Pallbearers were Mike Aguilar, Isaac Almeida, Anthony Rojas, Garry Seaman, Nelo Seaman and Leon Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Hudson Bates and Bob Kunefke.

The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, July 9, 2003


PALACIOS [Matagorda County] - Bernard V. Aparicio, 78, of Palacios, died Friday, April 16, 2004.

He was born May 10, 1925, in Zapata, to the late Isaac and Manuela Aparicio. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked as captain in the shrimping industry, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

Survivors: daughters, Connie Cantu of San Antonio and Carolyn Villarreal of Palacios; sisters, Isabel Garcia of San Antonio, Mary Silva of Port Lavaca, and Rosie Aparicio, Antonia Garcia, Andrea Morales, and Francis Buentello, all of Palacios; brother, Pete Aparicio of Victoria; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: wife, Janie G. Aparicio; sister, Janie A. Gonzalez, and brother, Homer Aparicio.

Visitation will begin 3 p.m. today at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Palacios.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at the church.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Revs. Mike Buentello, Dan Morales, and Charles Dwomoh officiating.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 979-972-2012.

Memorials: St. Anthony's Building Fund at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Palacios.

The Victoria Advocate, April 18, 2004


Billy Martin Avery
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas


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