Matagorda County Veteran Obituaries

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HAFER, HOWARD WILLARD

Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City



 
Robert R. Hagens

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Bennie Irvin Hairston

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of
Faye Cunningham


HAIRSTON, CHARLES R.

Charles R. Hairston, 74, of Bay City died October 2, 2002 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.

He was born August 8, 1928 in Milan, TX, to the late William and Emma Pole Hairston.

Mr. Harriston was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and a resident of Bay City since 1949.

In 1990, Charles retired as a salesman from Bay City Auto & Sales with 43 years of service.

He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Bay City Lodge No. 865 AF&AM, a member of the Bay City and Houston Shriners, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: wife, Helen Doucet Hairston of Bay City; sister, Juanita Noack of Houston; to nieces, Pat Holly and Beverly Crowell, both of Houston; and nephew, Billy Hairston of Rockdale.

Funeral services was 11.a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, with The Rev. Bruce Bonner officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were B. J. and Gary Krenek, Arthur Milberger, Lindsey Thompson, Dick Crow and Robert Toney.

Honorary pallbearers were: Frank Baker, Joe Birkner, Kirby Dismukes, Fred Holub, Fred Law, Charlie Martinez, Jr., Cecil Mask, Joel Morrow, Mike Pruett, Lynn Quillin, Billy Earl Robertson, Orlando Schraub, Bill Thompson, John Underwood, Les Wenk and all his coffee buddies.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002OT06

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, Oct 6, 2002
 

HALE, KENNETH CHARLES

Kenneth Charles Hale, 70, of Wadsworth, Texas, passed away Friday, June 20, 2003. He was born May 28, 1933 in New Gulf, Texas to Bland Hale and Leona May Seerden Hale.

He was a resident of Matagorda County since 1941, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a member of VFW Post 2438, and a US Army veteran of Korea.

He is survived by: wife, Shirley Hale of Wadsworth; mother, Leona Franzina of Bay City; daughters, Vanessa Smith of Houston and Karen Johnson of Kingsville; sons, Robert Charles Hale of Wadsworth and Kenneth Scott Hale of Anahuac; sisters, Irby Marie Gore of Hempstead and Mary Frances Fey of League City; grandchildren, Leslie RaNae Gassen of Van Vleck, Ashley Renee Hale and Jonathan Hale of Anahuac, and Jack Joseph Johnson, Jr. and Danielle Elizabeth Johnson of Kingsville; step-grandchildren, Christa Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona, Tammie Johnson of Germany, and Jay Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona; and his great-granddaughter, Destany RaNae Zuniga of Van Vleck.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bland Hale and by his son-in-law, Jack Joseph Johnson,Sr.

Funeral services are pending at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014D2003JN22

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, June 22, 2003
 


HALEY, JAMES DONALD

James Donald Haley
July 26, 1917 - Sept. 13, 2005

James Donald “Coach Don” Haley, 88, of Bay City, died Sept. 13, 2005 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

He was born July 26, 1917, in Broad Ford, Pennsylvania, to the late Anthony J. and Bridget Grace Haley.

Mr. Haley was a resident of Bay City since 1948 and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force, as a first lieutenant, a life member of Philip H. Parker VFW Post No. 2438, a former member of the Bay City Rotary Club, a board member and chairman for several years of the Bay City Public Library and was a life member of the Baylor Alumni Association.

He received a BS degree in 1948 and his MS degree in 1951 from Baylor University. There, he lettered three years in football and baseball.

In 1949, Mr. Haley became the assistant coach at Bay City High School.

He moved up to head coach and athletic director in 1953 and continued in that capacity for 19 years. During his tenure, the Black Cats won 119 games, lost 59 and tied 5. Under his leadership, the Black Cats were undefeated for 23 consecutive games.

For all of his efforts, he was inducted into Bay City High School Black Cat Hall of Fame Nov. 9, 2001, and into Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor on July 28, 2004.

He also taught American history at Bay City High School and government classes at Wharton Co. Junior College at night.

On July 30, 1955, he married Evelyn McNabb Baker in Bay City, and they just recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include: his wife, Evelyn McNabb Baker Haley of Bay City; son, Charles “Chuck” Baker and wife Fran of Bay City; sister, Eileen Haley Donovan of New Salem, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Bryan McNabb Baker and wife Rhonda of Conroe, Texas, and Gregory Wayne Baker of Matagorda, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Mitchell and Macey Baker, all of Conroe, and Taylor Baker of Beaumont, Mississippi, and niece, Catherine Lawhon Anderson and husband Carl, of Matagorda, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Haley, and his brothers, John Henry, Bob and Raymond Haley.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, and the funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

Interment followed at Matagorda Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bill Anderson, Bryan Baker, Greg Baker, Wayne Brown, James Patterson and Tommy Turner.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

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

Bay City Tribune, September 18, 2005
 


Billy Halfen
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas

 

HAMLETT, HIRAM CHARLES "HAMMER"

Hiram Charles "Hammer" Hamlett, 76, of Mathis, Texas, passed away Friday, April 7, 2000, in Mathis.

Mr. Hamlett was born in Fayette County, Texas, on Sept. 2, 1923. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. Mr. Hamlett worked in the petroleum industry as a fishing tool supervisor before his retirement.

Survivors include: wife, Lois Hamlett of Mathis, two daughters, Rhonda Jones of Mathis, and Robin and Mark Smith of Sinton, Texas; son, Ronnie Joe and Cathy Adams of Seguin, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Martha Wooley of Baton Rouge, La. and Joann Griffin of Lubbock, Texas; friend, Richard Sewell of Mathis; grandchildren, Charlie "Frances" Adams, Eric Adams, Erin Smith and Stephen Smith; and great grandchildren, Jay and Elizabeth Adams.

Graveside funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Roselawn Memorial Park near Bay City. Family will receive friends Tuesday, April 11, 2000, between 4 and 7 p.m. at Dobie Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, April, 11, 2000
 



 
Robert Allen Hanzen

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

HARDUNG, WARREN G., "BUCK"

Funeral services for Warren G. "Buck" Hardung were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Port Lavaca Funeral Home Chapel with Lymon Mareness, minister of the Point Comfort Church of Christ officiating.

Burial was in Hawley Cemetery following graveside services conducted by Lavaca Masonic Lodge No. 36.

Son of Mrs. Pinkey Lee Grupe of Alto Loma and the late Frederick Otto Hardung, he was born March 12, 1922, in Eagle Lake, Texas. A former resident of Palacios, moving to Point Comfort three years ago, he was a 34-year employee of Superior Oil Co., a naval veteran of World War II having served in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters, was a member of the Point Comfort Church of Christ, Lavaca Masonic Lodge and VFW Post 4403. He died Thursday night in the Champ Traylor Hospital in Port Lavaca after an extended illness.

He is survived by his mother, his wife, Ruth Bentley Hardung of Point Comfort; five daughters, Elizabeth Hardung and Mrs. Jeffrey Crawley of Point Comfort, Patsy Hardung of Cuero, Mrs. Wade Tollier of Bayou la Batre, Ala. and Mrs. James Thompson of Port Lavaca; one son, Robert Hardung of Point Comfort; five sisters, Mrs. Robert Colley, Mrs. J. D. Auzston of Galveston, Mrs. Emily Auzston of Blessing, Mrs. M. L. Patterson of Bay Cliff and Miss Alice Hardung of Alto Loma; four brothers, Sellers Silveria of Channelview, Fred and Frank Hardung of Alto Loma and Herman Hardung of Dallas and three grandchildren.

(Died September 8, 1977)

Matagorda County, Texas
 

HARDY, WILLIAM THOMAS

HARDY

Graveside services for Mr. William Thomas Hardy, 76, of Bay City will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Ashby Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Duckett officiating.

Mr. Hardy was born Dec. 20, 1907, in Fannin, Texas, and died Aug. 14, 1984, at the Veterans Hospital in Houston. He was a lifelong resident of Bay City and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include: mother, Alice Quinney Hardy of Bay City; daughter, Aline Bordelon of Bakers, La., son, William T. Hardy of Baton Rouge, La.; sister, Goldie Carter of Palacios; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were made with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, August 15, 1984
 

HARDWICK, DARGEL LEON

Dargel Leon Hardwick, 81, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2005 at his residence in Texas City.

He was born in Tom, Oklahoma, on April 4, 1923, to parents Ottis and Cosie Mae Hunkapiller Hardwick.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and worked as a construction and maintenance foreman.

He is survived by: his wife, Margie Nell Gurley Hardwick of Texas City; sons and daughters-in law, Gene and Sharon Hardwick of Sweeny, and Gary and Janet Hardwick of Lake Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Jerry Byram of Texas City; and daughter, Rene Hardwick of Texas City; by grandchildren, Michael Ray, Daryl, Jody, Chad, Chelsey and Ashley Hardwick and Jerry Lynn Byram; and great-grandchildren, Brayden and Brinley Hardwick, Jerry Dylan Byram, Jacob and Angelica Byram, Jeremy, Jason, Michael and Alexis Hardwick, and Cory, Justin, Brandon and Sloan Cameron.

Visitation was to be held Saturday, January 8, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Bay City Funeral Home.

Services will be held at the cemetery in Matagorda, Texas, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2005.

Pallbearers will be Jody, Chad and Michael Ray Hardwick, Jerry Byram, John Shelby and Jim Mowery.

The family requests that donations be made to Hospice Care Team, 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, Texas, 77591-2436.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, January 9, 2005
 



 
Jack E. Hargrave
July 6, 1914 - May 9, 1951

Cedarvale Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

HARTER, ANDERSON CYRUS

Anderson Cyrus Harter

July 17, 1928 - July 30, 2005

Anderson Cyrus, (A.C.) Harter, 77, of Blessing, passed away July 30, 2005, at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston.

He was born in Bay City on July 17, 1928, to parents, Avon Elsworth and Ina Mae Woodson Harter.

He was a veteran of the Navy and a longtime area rancher.

He is survived by: his wife, Becky Lou Calhoun Harter of Blessing; sons and daughters-in-law, Forrest and Sharon Harter of Blessing, Roy and Lisa Jones of Inez, and David Benard of Victoria; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Mark Michael of Cedar Park, Maria and John Tetur of El Campo, Leah Harter of Rockport, Valerie Hanlon of Corpus Christi, and Leah and Don Boggs of Baytown; sister and brother-in-law, Vonna and Abner Ussurey of Blessing; grandchildren, Julie Michael, Blake and Amber Wolter, Jesse Woods, John and Melissa Hanlon, Micheille and Mike Olszak, Greg and Jennifer Carter, Logan Dale Carter, Jennifer and Autumn Olszak, and Jocelyn, Jordin, Jillian and Jaylon Jones; and by one great-grandchild, Carmen Michael.

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2005, at the Bay City Funeral Home chapel.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2005 at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, with the Rev. Larry Swift officiating.

Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery.

The family would like donations be made to the Friends of the Bay City Animal Shelter, in care of Dr. Warren Criswell 4201 S. Ave. F, Bay City.

Arrangements are with Bay City Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, August 3, 2005
 


Glen Everett Hawkins
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas
 


Regunial C. Hayes
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas
 

HEAD, BERT L.


Bert L."PaPaw" Head, 82, of Bay City died December 14, 2004 in Bay City.

He was born September 9, 1922 in Bay City to the late Albert Jefferson and Floyd McGlaun Head.

He was a lifelong resident of Bay City and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He also was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corp, a Life Member of Philip H. Parker VFW Post No. 2438 and Past Post Commander.

He was also a Life Member of American Legion Post No. 11, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 230 of Bay City, and the 100 Club of Matagorda Co. He was a 1939 graduate of Bay City High School, and he worked for Skelly Oil Co. for 33 years.

Survivors include: his wife of 63 years Aunnine Head of Bay City; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Al Voyles of Longview, Texas and Sherry and Greg Rothermel of Bay City; sons and daughters-in-law: Wayne and Vicki Head, and Bobby and Wiem Head all of Bay City; six grandchildren, Dale Lessenberry, David Lessenberry, Ken Head, Vim X Head, Kirk Head and Aly Head; and two step grandchildren: Mike Voyles and Michelle Gerber.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2004, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment followed at Hawley Cemetery, with P. H. Parker VFW Post 2438 providing Military Honors.

Pallbearers were Greg Rothermel, Dale Lessenberry, David Lessenberry, Ken Head, Vim Head, and Kirk Head.

Honorary pallbearers were the members and auxiliary of P. H. Parker VFW Post 2438. Memorials can be made to the Matagorda County Nature Center, P.O. Box 2212, Bay City, Texas 77404.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, December 19, 2004
 

HEFFELFINGER, STEPHEN McCLURE

Stephen McClure Heffelfinger, 61, of Raphine, Va. died February 5, 2003 at his residence. He was born August 22, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minn. to the late William Walter and Lois Hargett Heffelfinger. Steve graduated from Texas A&M University and served in the US Navy aboard the 7th Fleet flagship, the USS Providence and is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include: wife Elaine Wolfe Heffelfinger of Raphine, Va.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Pilar Heffelfinger of Raphine, Va. and Jennifer and Bill Kendrick of Longmont, Colo.; two grandsons, Liam and Cooper Kendrick.

A memorial mass was at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lexington, Va. on Saturday, February 8, 2003 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. N. Alan Lipscomb officiating. The graveside funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing with the Rev. Sam Appiasi officiating. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City. A00014B2003FB16

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, February 16, 2003
 


Paul H. "Grump" Henneke
(February 16, 1954 - November 18, 2010)

Paul H. “Grump” Henneke, 56, of Van Vleck passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010 at his home. He was born February 16, 1954 in Angleton, Texas to Charlene Huntsman & Joseph Otto Henneke. He has been a long time resident of Matagorda County, Served his Country as a member of the United States Army, and work at Auto Row as a Automotive Salesman.

Grump is survived by his mother: Charlene Bartee; sister: Nada Sample both of Lovelady, TX; 4 brothers: Clark Maden & wife Gwen, James Gormey & wife Luxey all of Angleton, Joe Stuber & wife Marie, and John Gormey all of Bay City; and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his father: Joseph Otto Henneke and brother: Mark Maden.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 22, 2010 at Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, Texas.

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home
 

HENRICHSEN, WALTER

Walter Henrichsen, 77, of Bay City, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Matagorda Nursing and Health Care Center.

He was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Bellville, Texas, to the late Emil and Agnes Brau Henrichsen.

Mr. Henrichsen was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and was a resident of Bay City since 1965.

He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former member of the Lions Club.

He was a retired installer/repairman for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Survivors include: his wife, Flois Willburn Henrichsen; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Rick Graves of Hutto, Texas; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Debbie Henrichsen of Bay City, and Thomas and Trudy Henrichsen of Spring, Texas; sisters, Helen Emmels of Weimar, Henrietta Schwartz of LaGrange, and Bernice Weber of Houston; sister-in-law, Shirley Henrichsen of Houston; four grandchildren, Phillip and Ashley Graves, both of Hutto, Seth and Caleb Henrichsen, both of Bay City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanora Brownschiedel and his brother, Emil Henrichsen Jr.

The funeral service was set at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Eric Klimpel officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kerry and Darrell Henrichsen, Kenneth Dunn, Harry Alton Engelmohr, Herbie Helmcamp and Alvin Emmels.

Honorary pallbearers were Seth and Caleb Henrichsen, Phillip and Ashley Graves, Harry Engelmohr and former co-workers at Southwestern Bell Telephone.

Memorials were made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1909 Peach Street, Bay City, 77414, or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002AG21

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, August 21, 2002
 

HERNANDEZ, REYES S.

Reyes S. Hernandez, 77, of Bay City, passed away August 24, 2000 in Houston, Texas. He was born September 13, 1922 in San Antonio to the late Aniecto Hernandez and Edoxia Sanchez Hernandez. He was a resident of Bay City since 1934, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, a member of the Kinghts of Columbus Council No. 3070, and a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force serving in World War II.

He is survived by: daughters, Esmeralda Hernandez of Oklahoma City, Okla., Irma H. Setzer and her husband M. Ray Setzer, Jr. of Brazoria, and Gloria Lopez of Bay City. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor Bros Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2000 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Boren officiating. Interment was held at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Arrangements were with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

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The Daily Tribune, Sunday, 27 August 2000
 

HERRIN, WILLIAM

William Herrin, 72, of Schike Point, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at his residence following a long illness. He was born in Houston, Texas on August 6, 1929 to parents Forest and Millie Green.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and worked as a tire salesman for many years. He was a member of the East Bernard American Legion Post and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

He is survived by: father, Forest Green of Blessing; daughter Doris Gurtin of Schike Point and grandchildren, Bobbie Joe Himnan, Emily Herrin, Tracy Herrin, and Bridgett Girten and great grandchildren, Taylor Girten and Angelina Hinman.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19 at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with Hollie Briscoe officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ray Dusek, Edwin Stelec, Gary Scott, Connie Knebel, Lary Ondras, and Randall Dusek.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. A00011A2002JA18

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, January 18, 2002
 

HEWITT, FRANKLIN D.

Franklin D. “Lynn” Hewitt, 61, of Bay City, died October 14, 2004 at his residence.

He was born January 4, 1943 in Ann Arbor,  Michigan, to Frank A. and Donna Mary Ball Hewitt.

Mr. Hewitt was a resident of Bay City the past 13 years.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1984, as a Qualified Nuclear Power Reactor Operator, assigned to several nuclear submarines and surface ships, as well as an instructor at the Nuclear Reactor Prototype school.

He retired after 20 years as a Chief Petty Officer (ETC) (SS), receiving 5 Good Conduct Awards, a Battle “E” Efficiency Award, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, a National Defense Service Metal, and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon through his Naval career.

After retirement he was employed as Lead Reactor Operator Instructor at Kewanee Nuclear Power Plant, Kewanee, Wisconsin, and as an Instructor/Lead Reactor Operator at South Texas Project, Wadsworth, Texas.

In 2000, he graduated from Westwood College of Aviation in Houston, Texas with a Airframe Power Plant certification.

Survivors include: wife, Diane Hewitt of Bay City; mother, Donna Hewitt of Whittaker, Michigan; sons and daughters-in-law, David Phillip and Bridgette Hewitt of San Antonio, Terrence Jeffrey and Raquel Hewitt of Jacksonville, Florida, and Michael Lee and Mandie Hewitt of Austin, Texas; sister, Sharon Hewitt of Baltimore, Maryland; two step-daughters, Tarah Guthrie of Bay City, and Holly Guthrie of Blair, Nebraska; sister-in-law: Donita (Allen) Townsend of Bay City; and eight grandchildren, Kristen Sarahlyn, Alysha, Anthony, Madison, Mallory, Matthew, and Mason Hewitt.

He was preceded in death by his father Frank A. Hewitt.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2004, at Turning Point Church (Marguerite at Brooks) in Bay City, with Reverends Hill Winfrey and Gordon Winfrey officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kim Bevier, Ken Boula, Rory Hafernick, Harold Boles, Allen Townsend, Dwight Hewitt, Peter Sasaki and George Chadwick.

The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to El Campo Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, October 17, 2004
 

HLAVINKA, JOHN S.

John S. Hlavinka, 83, of Bay City died Tuesday, January 1 in Bay City. He was born December 24, 1918 in East Bernard, Texas to the late Martin and Virginia Hlavinka.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army. He was retired from the Texas Highway Department and was a loving father and husband.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years. Steffie Milich Hlavinka of Bay City; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Gilbert Salinas of Galveston and Linda and Johnny Lowe of Bay City; sister, Josie Milich of Port Arthur; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Mary Hlavinka of Port Arthur and George and Shirley Hlavinka of Caldwell; grandchildren, Stephanie and Stratton Munson of Angleton and Jack J. Bevers, III, of Angleton; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Betty Jean Bevers; sister, Virginia Hlavinka; and brother, Frank Hlavinka.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Father Casey Jarzombek officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2002JA04

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, January 04, 2002
 

HOBBINS, WILLARD T.


HOBBINS

Funeral services for Willard T. Hobbins, 83, of Van Vleck, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000 at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. B. Hankins officiating.

Interment will follow at the Hawley Cemetery.

Mr. Hobbins died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston. He was born May 6, 1916 to George H., Sr. and Alma B. Jenkins Hobbins.

He served as a Staff Sergeant during WWII as an airplane mechanic. He was also a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include: wife, Vivian Fincher Hobbins; son, James W. Hobbins of Clute; daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Hoots of Van Vleck and Maybell and J. L. Evans of Bay City; brother, George H. Hobbins, Jr. of Brazoria; a sister, Pearl Bundick of Brazoria; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Abner Hobbins and a sister, Wilma Thomas.

Pallbearers will include: grandsons, Terry and Jerry Evans, Brain Jones, Wayne and Brandon Hoots, and Donald Wyatt, Jr.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bay City Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Sunday, January 30, 2000

Walter V. Holliday

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



 

HOLLOWAY, FLOYD HOWARD

PALACIOS - Floyd Howard Holloway, 79, of Palacios, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003.

He was born May 31, 1924, in Alton Park, Tenn., to the late James W. and Sindia Henderson Holloway. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service.

Survivors: caregiver, Irene Mangum; and close friend Homer Stripland, both of Palacios.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church, the Rev. David Rush officiating.

A private burial will be held at Hawley Cemetery at a later date. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 361-972-2012.

The Victoria Advocate, October 24, 2003
 

HOLLOWAY, ROBERT DEAN

Robert Dean Holloway, 71, of Palacios died Aug. 6, 2003 at Detar Hospital in Victoria.

He was born Sept. 26, 1931 in Palacios to the late Gilva Lloyd and Leah Idell Cook Holloway.

Mr. Holloway was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Palacios.

In 1997, he retired from Alcoa with 45 years of service, and he was a veteran of the Korean war serving in the US Army.

Survivors include wife Thelma Beard Holloway of Palacios and 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Lucille and Mark Remlinger of Blessing and Fay and George McMurry of Lake Conroe.

Funeral service will be 10 a. m. Monday, August 11, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Wells officiating.

Interment will follow at the Palacios Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Palacios Funeral Home Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Chris Webb, Andy and Michael Beard, Ralph Brown, Trammel Hunter and Leo Morish.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edwin Bowers and J. C. Rush.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Palacios or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home. A00014D2003AG10

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, August 10, 2003

HOLT, WILLIAM FRANCIS

 

William Francis Holt

LAKE JACKSON - Services for William Francis Holt 73, of 906 Magnolia, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City with the Rev. W. D. Baker officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Mr. Holt died Thursday, April 16, 1981, at his home.

He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Masons and a retired construction engineer. He had been a resident of Lake Jackson since 1950.

Mr. Holt is survived by his wife, Bettye Holt of Lake Jackson, one daughter, Ruth Sladek of La Grange, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Bravenec, Paul Baughman, Dr. James A. Stewart, George McGovney, George Tyler and C. F. "Chuck" Schrieber.

The Brazosport Facts, April 17, 1981

Picture of Mr. Holt courtesy of Ruth Holt. Obituary courtesy of Rosaelena I. Ratte, Angleton (Texas) Library.
 

John L. Hopkins

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



William L. Houston, Jr.
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas
 

HUBBARD, JAMES A.

James Hubbard

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - James Hubbard, 64, of Bay City, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.

He was born June 22, 1939, in Matagorda County, to Ethma Hubbard and the late Pat Hubbard.

Survivors: wife, Linda Hubbard; daughters, Adrienne Korff and Jamie Hoffman, both of Bay City, Karen Meinardus of Blessing; sister, Patsy Mason; and six grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, the Rev. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Green's Mortuary, Bay City, 979-245-3489.

The Victoria Advocate, October 10, 2003
 


HUBBARD, PAT

Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck


HUEBNER, JOHN ANDREW "JACK", JR.

John Andrew “Jack” Huebner, Jr.

July 28, 1926 – March 16, 2007

John Andrew “Jack” Huebner, Jr. passed away on March 16, 2007.

He was born July 28, 1926 in Houston to Molly Laflin Foote and John A. Huebner, Sr. He attended Texas A & M and was a graduate of Rice University. He served in the US Navy during WWII.

He is survived by: his wife of 57 years Myrtle Gregory Huebner. Their entire married life was spent in Bay City, Texas. He was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, where he sang in the choir. He was on the board of the IBC Bank and on the board of directors of Port City Stock Yards. He was also very active in other civic organizations throughout his life.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: three daughters and sons-in-law Jan and Rich Harmon, Kristi and Greg Meyer, and Molly and Keith Dunn; grandchildren, Julia and Miranda Harmon, Clay, Bryan, Keith and wife Jennie Meyer, Kaitlyn, Bethany, Anna and John Dunn; and great grandchild, Luke Meyer.

He was preceded in death by: his sister Pauline Huebner Knight.

He is survived by her children Mike and Debbie Coppock, Jeff Coppock and Susie Coppock Yanko. He will be greatly missed by many family members and close friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City or to a charity of your choice.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bay City. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8pm Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 21, 2007


HURTA, ALPHON WILLIE "AL"

Alphon “Al” Willie Hurta, 87, of Midfield, Texas died September 19, 2001 at Matagorda General Hospital. He was born November 28, 1913 in Karnes City, Texas to the late Frank Joe and Anna Miska Hurta. Mr. Hurta was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, a resident of Midfield since 1923, and a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. Mr. Hurta served as Matagorda County Commissioner of Precinct No. 4 for 24 years.

Survivors include: wife, Mattie Nora “Totsy” Guynes Hurta of Midfield; daughter, Nancy Gray of Midfield; one grandchild, Shannon Gray. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Helen Louise Hurta; sisters, Sophie Roberts, Emma Sedlacek and Albina Bosak; and by brothers Edwin E. Hurta, Louie Hurta, and Frank Hurta.

Graveside funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2001, at Hawley Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Haskell officiating.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. A0001A2001SP21

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, September 21, 2001
 

 

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