Matagorda County Veteran Obituaries

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TALAFUSE, LOUIS

VAN VLECK - Louis Talafuse, 73, of Van Vleck, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003.

He was born June 19, 1930, in Bay City, to the late Robert and Mary Annie Ruether Talafuse. He was a retired postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service and a member of Golden Avenue Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors: wife, Norma Jean Gibbens Talafuse; daughters, Nora Jean Henry and Victoria Lynn Talafuse, both of Van Vleck; sisters, Rosie Jansen of Sugar Land, Albina Jones and Mary Marshall, both of Bay City, and Paulina Hlavinka of East Bernard; brother: Pete Talafuse of Bay City; and three grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: brother, Albert Ruether.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Golden Avenue Baptist Church, the Revs. Max H. Pluss and George Rush officiating.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park  in Van Vleck. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, [Matagorda County, Texas] 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, August 15, 2003                                   Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Charles Talbot

(October 22, 1922 - October 4, 2010)

Charles was born in Abbeville, Louisiana.

Charles served in the United States Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. Charles was a barber by trade and owned his own shop for 38 years.

He volunteered at the Matagorda County Genealogical Society. He served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Charles is survived by: his son, Charles W. Talbot and wife Linda; by his grandchildren, Kathryn E. (Glen) Barney, Jennifer L. (Chris) Roundy and Chad R. Talbot; and by his great grandson, Kaden Barney.

His wife, Opal, preceded him in death.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, donations may be made to Disabled Veterans, DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (www.dav.org) or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  LDS Philanthropies (www.lds.org).

Visitation will be held from 9 until 10 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 14555 Lexington Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas with the Bishop Emilio Martinez officiating.

VFW graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

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

Bay City Tribune, Published October 6, 2010


 


TALLAS, LOUIS C.

Funeral services for Louis C. Tallas, 85, of Bay City were to be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Eric Klimpel officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park  in Van Vleck.

Mr. Tallas died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000 in Bay City. He was born March 10, 1914 in Hempstead, Texas to Joe and Mary Swet Tallas.

He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a veteran of World War II where he served in the U. S. Navy.

He is survived by: one daughter, Linda Alexander of Bay City; three sons, Jim Tallas of Sugarland, Jerry Tallas of Bay City and Bill Tallas of Sugarland; sister, Mary Brandel of Wharton; brother, Eddie Tallas of Van Vleck; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, February 1, 2000
 


TASKA, DELVIN L.

Delvin L. Taska, 78, passed away January 22, 2005 at his home in Blessing.

He was born July 19, 1926, in Nelsonville, Texas to Frank and Frances Marie Mikeska Taska.

The Taska family, which included sons, Delvin, Hollen and Ellis, lived in the Ashby area from 1931-1940, until they bought a farm in El Maton.

Delvin attended school in Ashby and graduated from the Blessing High School.

After graduating from high school in May of 1944, Delvin joined the U.S. Army, where he served two years in the Infantry while stationed in Europe.

When he returned from Germany in July of 1946, he decided to attend college at Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos.

After graduating in August 1949, he left for his first job as a coach and teacher in Crescent.

His former coach and superintendent, Mr. George K. Nelson, asked him to take over as principal of a new high school that was to be formed through the consolidation of five schools.

That school was to become Tidehaven High School.

This was the beginning of 37 years which were devoted to the field of education.

Delvin was the principal of Tidehaven High School for 23 years, the assistant superintendent for one year, and he served in the capacity of superintendent for 13 years until he retired in 1986.

Education and the Tidehaven School District were always such an important part of life for Delvin and Bernice.

In 1954, Delvin married Bernice Engelholm of Bellville, Texas. They were blessed with 50 years of marriage this past June.

Delvin and Bernice have two children, Debra Taska who is married to David Genzer, and Dale Taska and his wife Tracy. Delvin also was the very proud grandfather of Jordan and Peyton Taska-Genzer.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Greer officiating.

Interment with Masonic Burial Rites will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

The pallbearers will be Leonard Mikeska, Leonard Mikeska, Jr., Dennis Richter, Chet Richter, Delton Mikeska, Kirby Mikeska, A.J. Kacer and Marvin Hurta.

Memorials may be made to the Delvin L. Taska Scholarship Fund, C/O Tidehaven High School.

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

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, January 26, 2005
 


James Collier Taylor

James C. Taylor, 86, of Bay City passed away Monday, January 4, 2010. He was born November 12, 1923 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Elmer Lamar & Maude Gates Taylor. James served his country during WWII as a member of the Army Air Corps.

He is survived by his wife: Gloria Colleen Fordham Taylor of Bay City; 2 sons: Michael James & Mary Taylor of Bay City and Stephen Lee & Jane Taylor of Sugar Land; sister: Mildred Taylor Mayes of Beaumont; 5 grandchildren: Ann & Brett Acuff, Cheryl & John Riggs, Kelley & Michael Arnold, Melissa Taylor and Matthew Taylor; and 2 great grandchildren: Aidan and Genevieve Arnold. James was preceded in death by his parents and son Donald Edward Taylor in 1981.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday January 5, 2010 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be: Michael Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Brett Acuff, John Riggs, and Michael Arnold.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613

Taylor Bros. Funeral Home                                    Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


TEELER, ROBERT LEE

Funeral services for Robert Lee Teeler, 71, of Bay City, were to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Wrape officiating.

Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Park  Cemetery in Van Vleck.

Mr. Teeler died Jan. 27, 2000 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. He was born Feb. 14, 1928 in Bay City to the late Earl Jesse and Vallie Inez Railey Teeler.

Mr. Teeler was a member of the Church of Christ, a life-long resident of Bay City and a veteran of the Korean Conflict era.

He is survived by: his daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Craig Sharp, Tracy and Kelly Morris and Barbara Sneath all of Bay City, Diane and James Beyer of Markham; sister, Josie Lou Reese and Dorothy Louise Coker both of Bay City; brother and sister-in-law, Sherman and Betty Teeler of Van Vleck; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; and by close friends, F. J. Williams and Harrell Gibbs.

Pallbearers were to include: Michael Sneath, Richard Beyer, Sherman D. "Bubba" Teeler, James Beyer, Craig Sharp and Tiler Curtner.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ Building Fund or Matagorda Home Care and Hospice.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Sunday, January 30, 2000
 


TEMPLE, SAMUEL III

Funeral services for Samuel Temple, III, 49 of Bay City will be held Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Evangelist Temple Church of God In Christ, Bay City, with Elder Doyle Anderson, eulogist. Burial will follow at Markham Cemetery in Markham.

Visitation will be Wednesday until 9 p.m. in the Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born in Markham, Texas, Monday, July 28, 1952 to Sam Temple, Jr. and Otha Brown Temple, and passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and will be missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his devoted mother, Otha Lee Temple of Bay City; two sons, Sedric Wiggins of Bay City and Samuel Temple, IV of San Antonio; two sisters, Essie Mae Lenzy of Bay City, and Sallie Davison of San Antonio; two brothers, Michael Temple of Bay City and Steve Temple of San Antonio; also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Active and honorary pallbearers will include family members and friends.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00014B2002MY01

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, May 1, 2002
 


Thames, Chester Quinton

Thames

Graveside services for Chester Thames, 78, will be held 4 p.m. Friday at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Military services will be rendered by the Honor Guard of Philip H. Parker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2438.

Mr. Thames was born June 23, 1913, to John William and Willie C. Thames in Bastrop County and died April 7, 1992, at Matagorda General Hospital.

Mr. Thames and his family came to Matagorda County around 1927, and he has been a lifetime resident here. He served in the Army Air Force, 488th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, during World War II. In Bay City, he worked as a carpenter, farmer and miller. He worked for the Bay City Box Factory and the I. N. Mills Lumber Co., which he purchased after Mr. Mills' death. After his health forced him out of the lumber business, he opened Thames Saw Shop, where many remember him for sharpening their saws.

He was a life member of the veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2438 and a member of the American Legion Post 11 for 46 years. He was a devoted husband and a loving father.

Survivors include his daughter, Susie Marie Chamrad; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dale and Beverly Thames and Kenneth Thames; a granddaughter, Becky Austin; two stepgrandsons, Jason and Jeffrey Davis; and a brother, George Thames.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Lucille, who died Dec. 14, 1991, and by his mother and father.

His family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in his name to the Student Education Fund, Philip H. Parker VFW Post 2438, Bay City, Texas, or a charitable cause of your choice.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers, Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, April 8, 1992
 


Alex Ray Thompson

Funeral services for Alex Thompson, 39, of Bay City will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Assembly of God in Bay City with the Rev. Paul Van Winkle officiating. Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Mr. Thompson was born July 30, 1953 in Robstown to Ray and Faye Fleming Thompson and he died Oct. 13, 1992 at Matagorda General Hospital.

He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church. He was formerly of New Caney and was a Bay City resident for two years.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda Thompson of Bay City; father, Ray Thompson of Cut and Shoot; three daughters, Amy, Stefanie and Crystal Thompson, all of Bay City; two sons, Bryan and Scott Thompson, all of Bay City, two sons, Bryan and Scott Thompson, both of Bay City; two sister, Polly Farrell of Bay City and Betty Foster of Cleveland and four brothers, Robert Thompson of Houston, Bobby Thompson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Tracy and Michael Thomson, both of New Caney.

Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City is in charge of the arrangements.

Daily Tribune, October 14,1992


 


Photos courtesy of Mr. Thompson's sister, Polly Ferrall


THOMPSON, O. B.

PALACIOS [Matagorda County, Texas] - O. B. Thompson, 76, of Palacios, died Saturday, April 24, 2004.

He was born July 8, 1927, in Elgin, to the late Richard Nelson and Margaret Elizabeth Daniel Thompson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a retired unit supervisor for Alcoa Aluminum with 27 years of service and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, Benita Louise Blackburn Thompson; and sisters, Hazel Hominick of Corpus Christi, Dorothy Hamlin and Nellie Rockenbaugh, both of Palacios, and Ann Rogers of Hobbs, N.M.

Preceded in death by: brothers, Fulton Richard Thompson, Gilford Thompson, Russell Thompson, and Nelson Thompson.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Don Story officiating.

Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, 361-972-2012.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or El Campo Hospice Group, Inc., 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437.

The Victoria Advocate, April 26, 2004
 


THOMPSON, W. A.

W. A. “Bill” Thompson

Aug. 24, 1924 - Jan. 30, 2007

W. A. “Bill” Thompson, lifetime resident of Bay City, Texas went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at the age of 82.

He was born on August 24, 1924, at the family home of Ada and Frank Thompson. Bill was active in the Boy Scouts of America and attended the first Boy Scout Jamboree in 1938. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout when he was 12 years old. Bill graduated from Bay City High School with the class of 1941; graduated from the University of Texas in 1944 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and lettered in track. Bill attended Midshipman’s School at Columbia University where he received his commission as an ensign in the US Navy, serving on two different destroyers during World War II. Bill was the Dealer and President of Bay City Auto and Sales (one of the oldest Ford/Lincoln Mercury Dealerships in the state of Texas) for over 50 years.

He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Anna Sue Chapman Thompson; son, Lindsey Arthur Thompson; daughter, Beverly Thompson Bradley and her husband Doug Bradley; sister, Maurine Voyles and four grandchildren, Emily Thompson, Chapman Thompson, Will Bradley, and Anna Bradley.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Pallbearers include Jerry Voyles, Tony Wells, E. M. Huitt, Raymond Balusek, Bill Wiginton, Keith Farrar and Bert Huebner.

Honorary pallbearers include Bill Penny, Russell Mathes, Marvin Kristinik, John Runnells, Austin Furse, and Jack Huebner.

If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund.

Online Condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published February 4, 2007
 



 
Herman Lee Thornhill

Roselawn Memorial Park

Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


THORPE, BEN R.

Ben R. Thorpe, 89, of Bay City died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1912 in Helena, Ark. to the late Robert George and Ella Hamilton Thorpe.

He is survived by his wife: Bessie Thorpe; daughters, Rena Faye Dickerson of Houston, Sue Ellen Spencer and Dorothy Aline Davidek both of Harwood, TX and Diana T. Dietrich of Baytown, TX; son: Robert H. Thorpe of Magnolia, TX; 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bay City Lions Club, the Wesley Class of the First United Methodist Church, and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pauline Harvey, Rev Horace McMillan, and the Rev. Roy Biser officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park . The family received visitors at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2002.

Arrangements were by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2002JN11

The Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, June 12, 2002
 


THUMANN, CARL, SR.

Carl Thumann, Sr., died June 24, 2000 in Bay City. He was born June 9, 1918 in Alice, Texas to Charles and Leona Perkins Thumann.

He is survived by: his wife, Julane Thumann of Bay City; daughters Carolyn Coker of Bay City, Marie Balmain of Hooks, Texas; son Carl Thumann, Jr. of Cash, Texas; one step-son Shawn Ferguson of El Campo; brother Fred H. Thumann of Houston, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday June 26, 2000 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mr. Thumann was a veteran of WWII serving in the U. S. Army, member of Bay City Post No. 11, The American Legion.

Arrangements were by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, June 28, 2000

 



Marion T. Thurmond - Roselawn Memorial Park
 


TINNIN, CLYDE

Clyde Tinnin, 82, of Bay City passed away Feb. 5, 2002.

He was born to Ben Tinnin and Nova. A. Burrows on October 4, 1919 in Konowa, Oklahoma.

He started school in Oklahoma and moved to Anderson, Texas as a child and finished his education there. He worked in the oil fields in East Texas until he was drafted into the army in 1941. Clyde was a veteran of WWII, serving with the 409th Infantry, Regiment 103 Cactus Division. He served as a Staff Sgt. Section Leader in General George Patton's Third Army during it's race across Rhineland Central Europe. The division went on to fight in Germany and Austria and took part in the liberation of France. He received numerous awards including the American Service Medal, KAMK Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Purple Heart and one Service Bar.

Clyde retired from Mobil Oil in 1981, was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, and an honorary member of the Knight of Columbus Council No. 3070. He was a coach for the girls' softball league, little league coach and later watched many Blackcat football and baseball games. He loved sports. He was very active in the Horse Club while his sons were growing up, but refused to pick up any weapons to hunt - a vow he made when he came home after WWII.

He is survived by: his wife of 59 years, Alice Tinnin of Bay City, sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Karen Tinnin of Sweeny, Ben and Allison Tinnin of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Ronnie Fehmel of Bay City, Novie Smith of Bay City, and Clydie and Gerald Taylor of Austin; grandchildren, Jimmie and Gina Pavlu, Jill and Kelly Oates, Joel Pavlu, Jonathan Fehmel, Katie and Matt Murray, Anna Cornett, Grant Cornett, Trent Tinnin, Travis Tinnin, Ashley Tinnin, and Riley Tinnin; great grand-children, Chad Pavlu, Cameron and Connor Oates; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Casimir Zarzombek officiating. Burial followed at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jimmie Pavlu, Grant Cornett, Joel Pavlu, Trent Tinnin, Jonathan Fehmel, Travis Tinnin, Chad Pavlu, Riley Tinnin, Ben Robert Tinnin, and Blake Hughes.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross School Foundation.

Arrangements are by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014D2002FB10

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Sunday, February 10, 2002
 


 TITT, ROBERT L.


June 29, 1915 - April 2, 2006

Robert L. "Bob" Titt, 90, of Victoria and formerly of Van Vleck passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Linwood Place Nursing Home in Victoria.

He was born in Durango, Colorado on June 29, 1915 to parents, Francis John "Frank" and Mary Eliza Current Titt. He married Annie Shafer on August 9, 1940. He served in the United States Navy as a Pharmacist Mate First Class from 1932 until 1945 and was a veteran of World War II. He worked as a security guard at the Phillips Petroleum Plant in Old Ocean before his retirement several years ago.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sons, Robert Frank Titt and James William Tate; and a brother, William Harold Titt.

He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Annie Shafer Titt of Victoria; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth W. and Peggy Titt of Victoria; half brother, Francis Mark McCarty of Aztec, New Mexico; and seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

A visitation was scheduled at Bay City Funeral Home from 4 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Funeral services will be held at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006 with the Rev. Jack Hudson officiating.

Pallbearers will include Chris Titt, Rick Baird, Cameron Brooks, Val Walleck, Bennie Stevens, and Boogie Stevens.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park  in Van Vleck.

The family requests that memorials please be given to the Alzheimers Association, 225 Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago Il. 60601-7633.

Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, Published April 5, 2006
 


TOBIAS, MANUEL DE JESUS

PALACIOS - Manuel de Jesus Tobias, 75, of Palacios, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.

He was born Nov. 2, 1930, in Olivia, to the late Julio and Maria Rocha Tobias. He was a retired master plumber, a veteran of Korean War, U.S. Army, Private First Class, Corp. of Engineers/COBAT Engineers, former Matagorda County Constable Pct. No. 3, a member of Trailriders Association, American Legion, Fraternity of Eagles, and the American G.I. Forum.

Survivors: wife, Rosalie Martino Tobias; daughter, Mary Bassett of Palacios, son, Manuel Thomas Tobias and Julio Martin Tobias, both of Houston; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at Church of God of Prophecy at 510 4th Street in Palacios.

A prayers service will follow at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
A second visitation will be after 9 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 202 Main Street in Palacios.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.

Burial will be at Palacios Cemetery under the auspices of Veterans of Foreign Wars - Queen Hamlin Post No. 2467.

Artero Memorial Chapels, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.

The Victoria Advocate, Thursday, December 29, 2005
 


Clarence Tolleson

Palacios—Clarence “Sam” Tolleson, 75, of Palacios, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005.

He was born July 12, 1930, in Palacios, to the late Thomas Argyle and Lucy Ophelia Norris Tolleson. He retired from Alcoa and was a heavy crane operator overseas and at the South Texas Nuclear Project. He was in the Navy from 1948 to 1951, serving in the Korean War.

Survivors: wife, Marlene Tolleson; daughters, Lisa Perez of Ganado and Kim Kieler of Wharton; step-daughter, Sandy Williams of Blessing; son, Jeffrey Tolleson of Blessing; stepson, James Williams of Blessing; sisters, Bobbie Brune and Carolyn Mertz, both of Palacios; brother, Billy Tolleson of Camp Wood; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: sons, Sammy Tolleson and Vincent Tolleson.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be 2-4 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Blessing Community Center.

Memorials: the American Cancer Society.

The Victoria Advocate, September 18, 2005
 


TOLSON, HAROLD NORMAN

Harold Norman Tolson
April 17, 1940 - Aug. 19, 2005

Harold Norman Tolson, 65, of Van Vleck, Texas, passed away Friday, August 19, 2005, in Houston, Texas.

He was born April 17, 1940, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Norman Tolson and Brenda Marie Neal Tolson.

He was a resident of Matagorda County since 1974, a U.S. Navy veteran and was a retired farm implement salesman.

He is survived by: his wife, Wanda Tolson of Van Vleck; his sons, Darrell Tolson of Bay City, Gale Tolson of Jonestown, and Kyle Tolson of Van Vleck; his sister, Mary Linda Scott of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Anna Tolson of Denton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous foster children.

His parents, Norman and Brenda Tolson, and his brother, Ronald Tolson, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, with the Rev. LeRoy Cunningham, Jr. officiating.

Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park  in Van Vleck.

Pallbearers were Charles Boren, Richard Anderson, Mike Stone, Billy Mayfield, Rick Zarate, and Mikeal McCloskey.

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

Bay City Tribune, August 24, 2005
 


TONE, CHARLES "CHARLIE"

Funeral services for Charles "Charlie" Tone, 70, of Bay City, will be held Saturday, April 7, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Enterprise Baptist Church in Bay City, with the Rev. J. Weldon Gilbert, pastor, and the Rev. L. V. Harvey, eulogist. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Bay City. Visitation will be Friday until 9 p.m. in the chapel of Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

He was born in Cedar Lane, Saturday, September 20, 1930, to Eddie Tone and Letha Mills Tone, and passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Sea Breeze Health Care Center in Bay City.

He was a veteran in the U. S. Army, having served in the Korean War. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

"Charlie" was a humble individual. He was like the man by the side of the road, and was a friend to man. His good deeds will be missed in this community, and will live as a memorial of the life he shared with God and man.

Survivors include: his wife of 43 years, Edna Tone of Bay City; two daughters, Charlene Godley and Marcellous, Jr. of Bay City, and Elizabeth Meurer and James of Kalamazoo, Michigan; two grandchildren, Marcellous Godley, III, and Jakequlynn Cleveland, and one great-granddaughter, JaBrianne Cleveland; three sisters, Ethel Mae Tone, Veola Tone and Doris Tone, all of Bay City; one brother, Edward Tone and Stella of Cedar Lane; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be Carlton Brooks, Herman Brooks, John Brooks, Tyronne Cooper, Ernest Davidson, Carl Green, Charles Green, Dennis Griggs, Kenneth Love and Victor Sanford.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. A00011A2001AR06

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Friday, April 6, 2001                 Photo courtesy of Trezmond Scott
 


TRESSELT, ERNIE

Ernie Tresselt, 72, of Palacios, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2004.

He was born September 29, 1932 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Ernest Charles Tresselt and Teresa Marie Clare Tresselt.

He was a retired production supervisor from Celanese Chemical Co., attended the Methodist Church, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion Post 649 of Blessing and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Erie No. 3821 of Palacios.

He is survived by: his wife, Marilyn Tresselt of Palacios; his children, Charlie Tresselt of Missouri City, Steve Tresselt of Palacios, Tommy Tresselt of Tres-Palacios Oaks, Cindy Tresselt Jette of Portland, Ricky Tresselt of Columbia, Missouri, Cathy Tresselt Rector of Lolita and Jennifer Tresselt Cruse of Francitas; his step-children, Craig Allen Mills of Branson, Missouri, Rae Lynn Mills Longoria of Blessing, and Pat Mills of Spring; and by eight grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Teresa Clare Tresselt; his step-son, Ronnie Mills; and by his sister, Teresa Marie Tresselt.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2005 at the Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Wells officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Pallbearers will be Cory Helms, Casey Rector, Dustin Tresselt, Steven Walleck, Robert Rector and Jack Jette.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Erie No. 3821 of Palacios.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, Texas (361 ) 972 - 2012.

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, January 2, 2005
 


TWEEDLE, DENVER E.

Denver E. Tweedle, 56, of Bay City died Sunday March 11, 2001 in Bay City. He was born March 25, 1944 in Palacios, Texas to the late W. D. Tweedle and Claudell Knapp.

He is survived by: his mother and step father, James and Claudell Knapp Tweedle Covey of Bay City; daughters and son-in-law, Edmund and Tonya Proctor of New Mexico; sisters and brothers-in-law, Claudia and Milton Jarrell, Nora Stephens, and Peggy and Russell Cram all of Bay City; brother, Raymond D. Tweedle of Bay City; two grandchildren, Nicole Oros of Bay City and Dylan Chapman of Houston; by a number of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his ex-wife Carolyn Jones and niece, Belinda Sellers.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001 in the chapel of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers include, Jody Simmons, Robbie Stuart, Earl Stephens, Jr., Billy Reeder, Jesse Longoria, and Stephen Fair. Honorary pallbearers, Bill Stephens, Gene Rush, Terry Sellers, Danny Tweedle, and Donny Tweedle. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, a member of the V.F.W. and an avid fisherman and bowler.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2001MR13

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, March 13, 2001
 

 

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