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Joseph William O'Bryan, Sr. of Bay City passed away December 27, 2001 in Houston. He was born July 17, 1928 in Deerfield, Mich. to Byron Joseph and Sarah McDonald O'Bryan.

He was a resident of Matagorda County for more than forty years, a retired Diesel Engine Mechanic, and was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by: his daughters, Sarah O'Bryan of Sargent, Patricia O'Bryan of Louisville, Ky., Oma Stevens of Sargent, and Cathy Mangum of Louisville, Ky.; by his sons, Byron O'Bryan of Meadow, Wash., Joseph O'Bryan, Jr. of Markham, and Larry Mangum of Seattle, Wash.; and by fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby O'Bryan and by his parents, Byron Joseph and Sarah McDonald O'Bryan.

Graveside funeral services were at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at Roselawn Memorial Park with Rev. Michael Zimmerman officiating.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home A00011A2001DC

The Daily Tribune, Sunday, December 30, 2001


Sept. 30, 1931 ó Jan. 22, 2006

Glen Dale Oliver, 74, of Kingwood, Texas, died January 22, 2006, at the Houston Hospice Care Center in Houston, Texas.

He was born September 30, 1931, in Bay City, Texas, to the late Sterling Bervard and Freida Martha Kettler Oliver.

Mr. Oliver was a resident of Kingwood for the past four years and a former longtime resident of Bay City.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City, and a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. in 1991 with some 20 years of service.

Survivors include: his wife of 54 years, Sharon Henry Oliver of Kingwood, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Benjamin Smith of Friendswood, Texas, and Cecille and Marty Stitt of Kingwood, Texas; son, Dale Sterling Oliver of Beaumont; seven grandchildren, Dustin and Derek Smith, Claire, Connor and Chandler Stitt, and Sterling and William Oliver; three nieces, Gayle Oliver Wiggins and Linda Oliver Green, both of Bay City, and Valerie Hurst Jernigan of Longview; three nephews, Jimmy Oliver of Lake Jackson, Ab Hurst of Longview, and Clayton Hurst of Kingwood, Texas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Curtis and Deenie Oliver.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Clayton Hurst and the Rev. Pauline Harvey officiating.

Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gary Green, Al Blaylock, Donald Pollard, Tom Burchfield, Jim Loos and Bill Hurst.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

The Bay City Tribune, January 25, 2006           Photo courtesy of Betty Crosby


Tyree O'Neal - Union Baptist Church Cemetery Pledger


Leonard G. Orsak, 68, of Goliad, Texas, passed away December 28, 2004 at DeTar Hospital in Victoria, Texas.

He was born August 2, 1936, in El Maton, Texas to the late George W., Sr. and Louise Gurecky Orsak.

Leonard was a member of St. Peterís Catholic Church of Blessing, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4307.

He was a long-time resident of Matagorda County, a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Army, a member of Blessing American Legion Cecil Lee Post No. 649, a Life Member of Philip H. Parker VFW Post No. 2438, and a member of the KJT.

Survivors include: brother, Tommy Orsak of Bay City; four sisters, Theresa Hluza of West Columbia, Marilyn Hollas, Barbara Manna, and Jane LaCroix, all of Bay City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at St. Peterís Catholic Church in Blessing, and the funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Sam Appiasi officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Peterís Catholic Cemetery with military honors provided by P.H. Parker VFW Post No. 2438

Pallbearers will be Carey Orsak, Thomas Orsak, Edward Gurecky, Walter Skutca, Leo Orsak, Matthew Hluza and Brian Hluza.

Memorials may be made to St. Peterís Catholic Church, Blessing, Texas.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Frank J. Osborne, Jr.
Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Texas


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