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Ira R. Clements          Flora H. Clements


Flora Clements

Flora Clements, 95, of Richmond, Texas died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000.

She was born April 10, 1905 in Matagorda County to Walter K. and Tommy Washburn Hamilton.

She is survived by: two daughters and husbands, Alyne and Glenn Howard of Borger, Texas, Tommye and Charles Slone of Richmond, Texas; son and his wife, Ira and Helen Clements, Jr. of Cedar Lane; sister, Susie Ruth Werllea of Vidor, Texas; brothers, Walter K. Hamilton of Bay City, and Jack Winston Hamilton of Bay City; grandchildren and spouses, Glenn and Kim Howard, Glennda and Charles Cooley, Bruce and Elise Slone, Brenda and Stanley Woelfel, Russell and Carol Clements, III, Roger, Albert and Kathy Clements, Linda Lee Davenport, and Clela Ruth and Joseph Pausewanu; and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers include, Russell Clements, Roger Clements, Bruce Slone, Stanley Woelfel, Glenn Howard, Jr., and Charles Cooley. She is preceded in death by her husband Ira Clements, Sr.; sister, Florence Hamilton; and brothers, Jim Edger Hamilton, and Harry Lee Hamilton.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2000NV21

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Ira Russell Clements  - Cedar Lane Rancher Dies In Local Retirement Home

Ira Russell Clements, 76, a long time resident of Cedar Lane, died at Matagorda House yesterday.

He had lived in Matagorda County since 1917, when he arrived in the area and established himself as a farmer and rancher.

He married the former Flora Hamilton of Bay City in 1922, and raised three children, Mrs. Alyne Howard, Mrs. Tommye Slone, and Ira Russell Clements, Jr., in the Cedar Lane area.

He was actively involved with the First Baptist Church in Bay City and served as a deacon in the church. He and Mrs. Madge Estill also gave the land for the Cedar Lane Baptist Church of Cedar Lane and was always active in church and civic organizations with a strong interest in young people.

The deacons he served with at the First Baptist Church will honor his memory by serving as honorary pallbearers at funeral services scheduled for Tuesday at the First Baptist Church.

Daily Tribune, February 6, 1978
 


Custer H. Clements          Velma Socha Clements


Velma A. Clements

SANTA FE - Velma Ann Clements, 90, of Santa Fe and formerly of Sargent, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004.

She was born Nov. 30, 1913, in El Campo, to the late Adolph D. and Beatrice Candliss Socha. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Survivors: daughters, Shirley Hooter of Santa Fe and Janet Klinkenberg of Angleton; son, Custer H. Clements Jr. of Sargent; sisters, Louise Pointer and Lillian Graham, both of Bay City, and Jane Wendt of Sargent; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Custer H. Clements Sr.; son, Melvin Forest Merritt; sisters, Leona Kucerk, Willie Beaty Martin, and Lenora Donwerth; and brothers, Chester Socha and Alfred "Buddy" Socha.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Apostolic Pentecostal Church, the Rev. Sam Starks officiating.

Burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, Tuesday, February 24, 2004
 


Eura Lee Cloar

 

Betty E. Miller Collins

 

Hattie Mae Combs

Final Rites Held In Bay City Church For Mrs. Combs, 75

Final rites for Mrs. Hettie Mae Combs, 75, were held Saturday in the Baptist Temple Church.

Mrs. Combs, a resident of Matagorda County for 53 years, died last Thursday.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Henry Bunk, Wadsworth; Mrs. Archie Findley, Bay City, and Mrs. J. P. Tucker Wisconsin.

Taylor Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Daily Tribune, October 6, 1955
 


Emma Belle Cook

Emma Belle Cook

Funeral services for Emma Belle Cook, 81, of Bay City were scheduled for today at the First Baptist Church were scheduled for today at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Hollie L. Briscoe officiating. Burial was in the Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mrs. Cook was born Sept. 15, 1905, in Independence, Texas and died Aug. 15, 1987. She was the daughter of Walter Smith and the former Erma Berry, both deceased.

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Wayne Michael of Bay City; grandson and wife, Mark and Donna Michael of Palm Beach, Fla., and great granddaughter, Julie Michael of Palm Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, N. H. Cook.

Pallbearers were Walter Smith, Fred Smith, Clinton Smith, Norman Baumgart, Charles Arnold and Jimmy Rieger.

Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, August 1987
 


Norman Henry Cook, Jr.

 

Billie Glen Cornman


Billie Glen Cornman

Billie Glen Cornman, 71, of Bay City died May 31, 2002 at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston. He was born March 26, 1931 in Mt. Belvieu, TX to the late Charles C. and Verna Gerard Cornman.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Markham and a former longtime resident of Markham. Mr. Cornman was retired Pipe Design Engineer and had worked for Petro Chemical Drafting Co. for many years.

Survivors include: wife, Gladys Robertson Cornman of Bay City; daughter and son-in-law, Kathlene and Darryl Krefci of El Campo, TX.; two sons, David Glen Cornman of Tempte, TX and Steven Michael Cornman of Bay City; three grandchildren, Ashley Rooth, Kurtis and Kullen Krefci all of El Campo, TX He was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas B. Cornman.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Welch, Michael Shelton, Charles Vasek, Russell Robertson, Lynn Quillen and Bill Robertson.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002JN02

The Bay City Tribune, Sunday, June 2, 2002 
 


Gladys Cornman

Gladys Cornman
21 February 1932 – 18 January 2014

BAY CITY - Gladys Cornman passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Gladys was born on February 21, 1932 to the late Luther and Vada Cabaness Robertson in Caldwell County. Gladys was a loving mother and grandmother.

Gladys is survived by her daughter Kathlene Krejci & husband Darryl; son, Steven Cornman, grandchildren, Ashley Rooth, Kurtis Krejci, Kullen Krejci; brother Martin Robertson, numerous nieces and nephews.

Gladys is preceded in death by her husband Billie Cornman, sons, David Cornman and Thomas Cornman; sisters Eudora Hawkins and Jessie Brisset, and her parents.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4401 Lilac, Victoria, Texas 77901.
 
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, 979-245-4613.

Online condolences may be shared with the family be visiting www.taylorbros.net

Published in the Victoria Advocate on January 21, 2014
 


Doyle H. Coston, Jr.

Funeral Services For Doyle O. Coston Sr. [Jr.] Are Held In Bay City

Funeral services were held here for Doyle O’Hanlon Coston Sr. of Van Vleck with burial in Cedarvale Cemetery. Mr. Coston, who had been resident of Matagorda County for over 50 years, was the father of Mrs. Garland Richardson of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, January 6, 1949

Doyle O’Hanlon Coston Sr. [Jr.]

Doyle O’Hanlon Coston Sr., age 63, died at his home in Van Vleck December 25. Burial was in Cedarvale. Survived by wife, Eva. Five daughters, Mrs. James Sewell, Mrs. Charlie Norris, Mrs. Garland Richardson, Mrs. W. F. Denbow, Miss Anna Mae Coston. Four sons, William, Doyle Jr., Eugene, Paul W.

Additional information  abstracted from Matagorda County Tribune, December 30, 1948
 


Zula V. Crenshaw

 

Joseph N. Crisler

 

William L. Daniel          Rosa E. Daniel

 

Ellen Mulue Davis

 

Tempia S. Davis

 

John E. "Jack" Dawdy


John Edward “Jack” Dawdy
1883 – 1950

Mr. John "Jack" Dawdy, 66 years, 3 months and 24 days, died at the family residence near Markham this morning at 6:40 AM.

A life-long resident of Matagorda County, Dick Dawdy was widely known in this section in the ranching and agricultural business. He was a pioneer in this section of the county and had been engaged in the cattle business for many years.

He is survived by: his wife, Mrs. Lucy Dawdy of Markham; his step-mother, Mrs. P. R. Dawdy of Blessing; two sons, J. E. Dawdy of Markham and Harry Dawdy of Bay City; and one brother, R. P. Dawdy of Bay City.

Funeral services will be held from the Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Tuesday at 2:30 PM. The Rev. R. E. Black and Rev. M. H. Keen will officiate.

Active pallbearers will be C. Stewart Burkhart, E. J. Ashcraft, D. F. Wiginton, Ed O’Connell, E. L. McDonald and Fred Cornelius. Honorary pallbearers are Virgil Harper, Stewart Savage, J. C. Lewis, Joe Senkyrik, P. R. Hamill, W. J. Luder, Sr., J. A. Bryant, Lewis Harper, Melvin Harper, J. P. Ford, A. Uher, Calvin Keith, George Waller, George Hatchett, O. C. Grimes, Louis Cornelius, R. H. Rhodes, Herman Powell, P. P. Terry, Hoyt Johnson, C. C. Willis, Ed Badouh, Thomas H. Lewis, Harold Barber, Ham Savage and W. D. Cornelius.

Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Newspaper and date unknown

Funeral Services For John Dawdy Are Held Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for John “Jack” Dawdy, 66, of Markham, a lifelong resident of Matagorda County, were held Tuesday afternoon from Taylor Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. R. E. Black and the Rev. M. H. Keen officiating.

Active pallbearers were C. Stewart Burkhart, E. J. Ashcraft, D. F. Wiginton, Ed O’Connell, E. L. McDonald, and Fred Cornelius.

Honorary pallbearers were Virgil Harper, Stewart Savage, J. C. Lewis, Joe Senkyrik, P. R. Hamill, W. J. Luder Sr., J. A. Bryant, Lewis Harper, Melvin Harper, J. P. Ford, A. Uher, Calvin Keith, George Waller, George Hatchett, O. C. Grimes, Louis Cornelius, R. H. Rhodes, Herman Powell, P. P. Terry, Hoyt Johnson, C. C. Willis, Ed Badouh, Thomas H. Lewis, Harold Barber, Hamilton Savage, W. D. Cornelius, and Marston Johnson.

Mr. Dawdy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Dawdy of Markham; his step-mother, Mrs. P. R. Dawdy of Blessing; two sons, J. E. Dawdy of Blessing and Harry Dawdy of Bay City; and one brother, R. P. Dawdy of Bay City.

Interment was in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Matagorda County Tribune, April 6, 1950
 


Charles Louis De St. Aubin          Lottie Rugeley De St. Aubin

Funeral Services For Mrs. de St. Aubin Set Thursday at 5:00

Funeral services for Mrs. L. R. de St. Aubin who died in Houston, Tuesday morning in Houston, will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Episcopal Church. Reverend Aubrey Maxted will officiate. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mrs. Aubin, a resident of Bay City and Matagorda county for many years, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Annie Lee Marin of Bay City and Mrs. W. L. White of Santa Ana, California; one son, Randolph of Bay City and six grandchildren.

Daily Tribune, June 21, 1950
 


Jack Delk          Annie S. Delk

 

Clyde E. DeRoch

Clyde E. DeRoch, Sr. Dies Suddenly

Mr. Clyde DeRoch Sr. age 53, passed away suddenly at his home in this city Tuesday night at midnight and will be buried at 9:00 Thursday October 10th from the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father C. J. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Cedarvale with Matchett-Newman in charge.

Mr. DeRoch is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Marion C. Hudson, of Bay City, Miss Georgia Marie DeRoch, Houston, Misses Miss Mary Jane DeRoch, and Miss Dorothy Nell DeRoch of Bay City, two sisters, Mrs. Marie Franklin and Mrs. Stella Jones of Houston, one brother, Scott E. DeRoch of Houston and two grandchildren, Charlie and Edward Eugene Hudson of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, October 9, 1946

Funeral Services For C. E. DeRoch Scheduled Today

Funeral services will be held this morning at 9 o’clock for Clyde E. DeRoch, 53, who died suddenly early Wednesday morning. Services will be held at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father C. J. Martin officiating.

Burial will be in the Cedarvale Cemetery with Matchett-Newman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. DeRoch, who was manager of the Super Service Station for the Aaron Oil Company on Seventh Street, is survived by his wife and four daughters.

The daughters are: Mrs. Marion C. Hudson, Miss Mary Jane DeRoch, and Miss Dorothy Nell DeRoch of Bay City, and Miss Georgia Marie DeRoch of Houston.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Marie Franklin and Mrs. Stella Jones of Houston; one brother, Scott E. DeRoch of Houston; two grandchildren, Carrilee and Edward Eugene Hudson.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 10, 1946
 


Bishop F. Dickey


Autopsy Asked In Jail Death of Prisoner

 

Sheriff J. B. (Jack) Cole said this morning that a prisoner in the Matagorda County Jail took his own life Monday night. Cole said the incident occurred around 10:00 PM. Justice of the Peace D. B. Hinton, with Matagorda County Health Doctor Charles A. Shoultz, held the inquest at the scene. Hinton has ordered an autopsy. Sheriff Cole indentified the man as Bishop Dickey.

 

Dickey was placed in the jail only Friday on a drunk charge, according to Cole. The sheriff said one of the prisoners in the jail found Dickey’s body and called for radio dispatcher Elmer Cornett, who was on duty at the time. Cornett then called for the sheriff and other units of the department and units from the Bay City Police Department, Cole stated. Sheriff Cole said Dickey was 47 years of age and gave his address as 407 Ave. H in Bay City. Dickey slashed his wrist using a “double-edged razor blade,” the sheriff said.

 

Funeral services for Dickey were held this afternoon at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in Cedarvale Cemetery.

 

Dickey was survived by: his mother, Mrs. Archie Dickey of Bay City; and, five brothers, Melvin, Hugh, Vernon, Nolan and Forrest.

 

Pallbearers at the funeral were Joe Ducroz, Henry Harvey, Wade Ashcraft, Carl Derkas, Earl Gibbens, and Mac Dornak.

 

The Daily Tribune, October 10, 1967           Courtesy of Susie Adkins
 

 

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