County Veteran Obituaries
VAN VLECK - Louis Talafuse, 73, of Van Vleck, died Thursday, Aug. 14,
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
The pallbearers will be Leonard Mikeska, Leonard Mikeska, Jr., Dennis
Richter, Chet Richter, Delton Mikeska, Kirby Mikeska, A.J. Kacer and
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)
The Bay City Tribune,
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
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
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Don
Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Palacios Funeral Home,
Memorials: American Cancer Society or El Campo Hospice Group, Inc., 1102
N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437.
The Victoria Advocate,
April 26, 2004
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
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
Pallbearers include Jerry Voyles, Tony
Wells, E. M. Huitt, Raymond Balusek,
Bill Wiginton, Keith Farrar and Bert
Honorary pallbearers include Bill Penny,
Russell Mathes, Marvin Kristinik, John
Runnells, Austin Furse, and Jack
If desired, memorials may be made to the
First United Methodist Church building
Online Condolences may be sent by
Arrangements with Taylor Brothers
Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.
Bay City Tribune,
Published February 4, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
PALACIOS - Manuel de Jesus Tobias, 75, of Palacios, died Tuesday, Dec.
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.
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
“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.
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
Preceded in death
by: sons, Sammy Tolleson and Vincent Tolleson.
cremation, a memorial service will be 2-4 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at
the Blessing Community Center.
American Cancer Society.
Advocate, September 18, 2005
TOLSON, HAROLD NORMAN
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
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
Ernie Tresselt, 72, of Palacios, passed away Wednesday, December 29,
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
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
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,
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