Cedarvale - Bay City Cemetery
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Hattie Klein Bunk
Hattie Klein Bunk, 82, of Bay City passed away at her residence on Sunday, June 22, 1997 following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 14, 1914 in Glen Flora to Otto and Louise Glueck Klein. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bay City where she was intimately involved with the life of the church for 60 years and was an ordained elder. She was honored as Woman of the Year of the Presbyterian Women. She worked actively with the Salvation Army and American Cancer Society for 40 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank J. Bunk in 1981, her grandson Blake Newman Bunk in 1992, and by her brother Walter “Bud” Klein.
She is survived by her son, Dr. John F. Bunk and wife Nanci of Richmond; and her daughter Annette Smith and husband Dr. Gordon Smith of Bay City. Grandsons are J. Charles Bunk and wife, Denise of San Antonio, Craig A. Bunk and wife, Elizabeth of Houston; Christopher J. Smith and wife, Mindy of Bay City. Her granddaughter is Mary Catheirne Mergenhagen and husband, Paul of Houston. Her great grandson is Foley Blake Bunk of Houston. Her step-brother is Richard C. Jones and wife, Annie of Bay City.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. today at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Pallbearers include, Charles Bunk, Craig Bunk, Chris Smith, Paul Mergenhagen, Bill Klein, and George J. Bunk.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.
Daily Tribune, June 24, 1997
Frank J. Bunk
Funeral services will be held for Frank J. Bunk, 71, of Bay City, 11 a. m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church.
Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Frank Seaman.
Bunk died December 28, 1981 at his residence.
Survivors are wife, Hattie Kline Bunk of Bay City; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Dr. T. Gordon Smith of Bay City; son and daughter-in-law, John F. and Nanci Bunk of Richmond; sister, Theresa Bunk of Bay City; brothers, George and Henry Bunk both of Wadsworth, Clarence Bunk of Bay City; grandchildren, Mary Catherine and Chris Smith of Bay City, Charles Craig and Blake Bunk of Richmond.
Bunk was a life long resident of Bay City.
Burial will follow services at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Richard Jones, James Birkner, Hart Soli, Walter Gavender, Thelbert Simpson and Jimmy Dykes.
Honorary pallbearers include M. D. Grassman, Jerry Bodenburg, Walter Mayer, Clyde Estlinbaum, Rip Schultz, Rick Lehman and Elders of the First Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
December 29, 1981
Mrs. Mary Bunk Dies, Requiem Mass Is Thursday
Requiem mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 9 a. m. Thursday for Mrs. Mary Bunk, 83, a longtime Matagorda County resident.
Mrs. Bunk died Tuesday.
Rosary will be said at Taylor Brothers Funeral chapel at 8 o’clock tonight.
The Rev. C. J. Martin will officiate at both services.
Surviving are one daughter, Teresa Bunk, Bay City; five sons, John W. Bunk, Newgulf; George A. Bunk and Henry R. Bunk, both of Wadsworth; Frank J. Bunk and Clarence T. Bunk, both of Bay City; sisters, Mrs. Annie Schulte, Houston; Mrs. Elizabeth Cosack, San Antonio; Mrs. Katherine Schulte, Blessing; one brother, Martin Herreth, Van Vleck.
Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.
November 2, 1960
Theresa M. Bunk
Theresa Mae Bunk, 85, of Bay City died April 24, 2003 at the Legacy.
She was born in Wadsworth, Texas on July 27, 1917, the only daughter
of John and Mary Herreth Bunk, members of pioneering Matagorda
County families. Mrs. Bunk was a member of Holy Cross Catholic
Church and a lifelong resident of Matagorda Co. She graduated from
old Gulf High School and was a graduate of San Antonio Beauty
College. She owned and operated Theresa’s Beauty Parlor in Bay City
for many years.
Laura Emmitt Cadenhead
Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Laura Emmitt Cadenhead, 86, of Bay City, 3 p. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
Cadenhead died November 17, 1981 at Matagorda General Hospital.
Officiating at the services will be the Rev. LeRoy Stanton.
Survivors include sons, James F. and Dewey D. Cadenhead of Bay City; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
November 17, 1981
Christina “Tina” Crowley Callaway
Christina “Tina” Crowley Callaway, 84, resident of Bay City for the past 37 years, formerly of Gulf and New Gulf, died at Matagorda House September 3. She was preceded in death by her husband William M. Callaway. Survivors include: son, Colonel George D. Callaway, U. S. Army Retired; daughter-in-law, Margaret E. Callaway of Bay City; and grandson, Captain David G. Callaway of Ft. Benning, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at Bay City Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, September 5 at 2:30 p. m. Rev. Merle Waters of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be held at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers: Walter Calhoun, Fred Walker, Austin Savage, Gus Franzen, Lloyd Ryman, Elmer Fanson. Honorary pallbearers include: Fred A King, J. W. Ingram, and Dr. Bryan Simons. Services under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.
September 4, 1979
Howard Lonnie Carroll Jr. Lynda Jane Carroll
Howard "Skipper" Carroll
Howard Lonnie “Skipper” Carroll Jr., 70, of Bay City passed away Friday, August 17, 2012. He was born March 26, 1942 in Bay City Texas to the late Lilla Hammock & Howard Lonnie Carroll Sr. Skipper was a life long resident of Bay City, served his Country as a member of the Air Force, served Matagorda County as a Deputy Constable, and he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
His daughter Mandy Coker and her husband Dave of Houston, Texas, his son Reagan Carroll and his wife Yorinda and daughter Amanda of The Woodlands, Texas and his son Ronnie Carroll and wife Natalie and their son Jeffrey of Bay City, Texas, and his sister Barbara Thornton of Brazoria survive him. Many wonderful and loving nieces and nephews also survive him. Skipper was preceded in death by his parents, and his loving wife of 49 years Lynda Jane Carroll in July.
A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Lynda Jane London Carroll
Lynda Jane London Carroll. 66, of Bay City, Texas passed away
peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Lynda was born on January
5, 1946, in Bonham, Texas to Jones Reagan London and Roma
Estelle Jackson London.
Published in Victoria Advocate on July 10, 2012
Richard E. Carter
Hudson Whitfield Castleton
Hudson W. Castleton, 62, of
LaFayette, Louisiana died suddenly in New Orleans on April 14.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and was an engineer for
Ammoco Productions, Co. Survivors include: wife, Beatrice of
LaFayette; sons: John and Charles; daughter, Ellen; grandson,
Scott Hudson; brother, John Vallie of Red Oak, Iowa. Funeral
services will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 18 at the First
Methodist Church with Rev. Merle Waters officiating. Interment
will be at the Cedarvale Cemetery. Services under the direction
of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, April,
Funeral Services Are Held Friday For J. R. Castleton
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for John R. Castleton, 66, who died Thursday morning. The Rev. Marvin Vance conducted the services at the Walker-Matchett Funeral Home and burial was in the Cedarvale Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife: two sons, Hudson of Corpus Christi and Vallie, U. S. Navy, who is believed a Japanese captive in the Far East; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Ezell of Austin, Mrs. L. F. Dial of McGee, Arkansas, and Mrs. J. B. McKibbon.
Daily Tribune, May 21, 1942
Death of Church Charter Member Leaves 3 Surviving
Mrs. Imogene W. Castleton, who had been a resident of Bay City since 1903, died at the age of 96 this Saturday, at Matagorda General Hospital. She was one of the original members of the First United Methodist Church, which was built in 1904 at the present location. According to reports there are now only three remaining original members left in Bay City.
Mrs. Castleton was very active in church work and attended services regularly until recently when her health would not permit it. She was a member of the E.S. Rugeley Chapter U.D.C., the Pricialla Club and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Merle Waters officiating. Interment will be at the Cedarvale Cemetery.
For a complete obituary, see page 12 of today’s paper.
The Daily Tribune,
2, 1979 Obituary courtesy of Susie Adkins
Imogene W. Castleton
Mrs. Omogene W. Castleton, 96, a resident of Bay City since 1903, died March 31 at the Matagorda General Hospital.
Survivors include: sons, John Vallie Castleton of Red Oak, Iowa and Hudson Castleton of Lafayette, LA; sister, Mrs. R. E. Fried of Dallas; grandchildren, John, Charles, and Ellen Castleton; great grandson, Scott Hudson Castleton.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 3, at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Merle Waters officiating. Interment will be at the Cedarvale Cemetery with pallbearers being: Austin Castleton, Prep Graham, George Shoultz, Hugh Harper, Jimmy Powers, and Robert Anderson; honorary pallbearers include Richard Gusman, F. L. Nelson, W. D. Bryan, Howard Ham, Frank Daehne, and Bob Wilkinson. Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune,
2, 1979 Obituary courtesy of Susie Adkins
Walter B. Chandler Alice Head Chandler
Floyd G. Chenault
Floyd G. Chenault Dies Here Today
Mr. Floyd G. Chenault, 53, died at his home at 2704 Seventh St. this morning at 8 o’clock following an illness of long duration.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola Mae Chenault; two daughters, Mrs. B. G. Wiginton of Bay City and Mrs. Earl Stallings of Bellville, Ill.; one son, Lewis W. Chenault of Victoria and one sister, Mrs. W. M. Becker of San Antonio. One brother, J. P. Chenault, Graham, also survives.
Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Reverends Bill Hughes and Kirk Richardson officiating.
Interment will be in Cedarvale with Taylor Bros. Funeral home in charge.
April 1, 1953
Ansel Robert Clark
Aubrey Lee Clark Willie McLendon Clark
Willie McLendon Clark, 68, of Port Lavaca died January 6th at
the Port Lavaca Hospital. She was a member of the First
Christian Church in Port Lavaca. Survivors include husband, A.
L. Clark of Port Lavaca; daughters, Billie Jennings of Long
Mott, and Bobbie McCairn of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Mary
Montgomery of Seadrift, Mrs. Eddie Henderson of Austin and
Gussie Lee Clark of Edna; brother, P. A. McLendon, Jr. of Bay
City, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held January
8th at the Richardson Funeral Home in Port Lavaca at 1 p.m. with
the Rev. Luke Bolin of Waco officiating. Interment will be at
the Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
Aubrey Lee “Mutt” Clark
Funeral services for Aubrey Lee “Mutt” Clark, 86, of Port Lavaca will be held 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Colonial Funeral Home chapel in Port Lavaca with the Rev. David Bush officiating. Burial will follow 2 p. m. at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Mr. Clark was born Feb. 14, 1905, to Elijah Jefferson and Mayola Hardin Clark in Beasley and died Oct. 28, 1991, at a local nursing home.
He was a former resident of Bay City who was retired from rice farming and ranching. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Lavaca.
Survivors include his wife, Genevieve B. Clark of Port Lavaca; two daughters, Billie Joe Clark Jennings of Port Lavaca and Barbara Lee Clark McCarn of Elkhart, Ind.; three stepsons, Michel Ezzell of Austin, Benny Ezzell of Point Comfort and Thomas Ezzell of Port Lavaca; two brothers, Floyd Clark of Corpus Christi and Noel Clark of Edna; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, four brothers and his first wife, Willie Mae McLendon Clark, who died in 1975.
In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Colonial Funeral home, Port Lavaca.
October 29, 1991
Charles Clark Celestia Clark
Funeral Services For Mr. Charley Clark Held Here Last Week
Funeral services for Charley Clark, 61, were held in Bay City last week with burial in Cedarvale Cemetery.
He is survived by a stepmother, Mrs. Sue Gould of Bay City; six stepsons, J. B. Lynn, W. B. Lynn, and E. W. Lynn of Bay City; J. T. Lynn of Fort Knox, Ky.; J. H. Lynn of Lubbock and T. M. Lynn of Houston; three brothers and three sisters, Bill, Pete and Vencis Clark of Corpus Christi; Mrs. Lane Zaren of Houston; Mrs. Mary Smith of Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Fannie Lynn of Bay City.
September 16, 1948
Siburn Jefferson Clark, Jr.
Siburn Jefferson Clark, Jr.
BAY CITY - Siburn Jefferson "Jeff" Clark Jr., 72, of Bay City,
died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003.
Siburn Jefferson Clark Gussie McLendon Clark
Services for Gussie Lee Clark, 78, of Edna are scheduled for 2
p.m. Saturday at Edna Presbyterian Church.
John Essery Clement
Clement, John Essery, 88, died Wednesday morning at Matagorda General Hospital. Services will be held at 4:30 p. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel. Interment will be Cedar Vale Cemetery. The Rev. Conrad Winborn of the First Methodist Church will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Moore Clement; four daughters, Mrs. Florence Louise Morgan of Greeley, Colo., Mrs. Margaret “Bitsie” Barrett of Bay City, Mrs. Jane Huffman of Houston, Mrs. Vera Helen Martin of Missouri City; two sons, John E. Clement Jr. of La Belle, Fla., and Richard W. Clement of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Mrs. Eleanor Wiesenburg of Dallas; two brothers, Thomas Clement of Wichita Falls and Charles Clement of Ft. Worth, ten grandchildren and one-great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Joel Morrow, Kirk Richardson, Walter Mayer, Sid Dierlam, L. M. Graves and W. H. King. He was a resident of Bay City for 59 years and a member of the First Methodist Church.
Daily Tribune, August 21, 1968
Vera Moore Clement
Clement, Mrs. Vera Moore, age 87, passed away in her home on January 21. She had been a resident of Bay City for the past 55 years. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Florence Morgan of Greeley, Colo., Mrs. Margaret Barrett of Bay City; Mrs. June Huffman of Houston; and Mrs. Vera Helen Martin of Aransas Pass. Also sons, John Essery Clement Jr. of Port Mansfield, Texas, Richard Allen Clement of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Ashley Moore of Bay City; a sister, Mrs. Ocie Mae Fullingim of Brownsville; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held this morning at 10:00 a. m. in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayland Elmore officiating. Interment was in Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stephen Huffman, William Martin, Joel Morrow, Harold Schietinger, A. S. Dierlam and George Yeager. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
January 24, 1972
Jesse A. Clements Ollie J. Clements
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