Cedarvale - Bay City Cemetery Markers

Cedarvale  - Bay City Cemetery

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Harold E. Erixon


Nina A. Erixon


Henry W. Estill


Madge M. Estill


Robert S. Estill


Raul Garcia


George Gelber

George Gelber

George Gelber, age 49, passed away in Van Vleck on February 16. A Van Vleck resident, Mr. Gelber is survived by his widow, Mrs. George Gelber is survived by his widow, Mrs. George Gelber; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gelber of Markham; a daughter, Gwendolyn Lois Gelber of Houston; a son, George Jr., Mater AFB, Calif.; and a brother, Henry J. Gelber of Wharton. Services will be held Saturday, February 19 at 10:00 a. m in Taylor Brothers Chapel with the Rev. Howard Martin officiating. Interment will be in Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Watts, Bob Fitch, Sander Nelson, Lee Carr, Bob DeLeon and Harold Erixon. The family requests that donations be made to the Heart Fund. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Daily Tribune, February 18, 1972

Gwendolyn L. Gelber


Fay E. Griffith


James Monroe Grimes


Haldane J. Groves


Marie Hall  (Mrs. C. R. Hall)


William Jefferson Ham

William “Billy” Jefferson Ham, Sr.

William “Billy” Jefferson Ham, Sr., 77 of Sargent, died May 8, 1995 at his residence. Mr. Ham was born July 24, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas to William J. and Minnie Isabella Johnson Ham. Mr. Ham was a resident of Sargent for 46 years and a farmer and rancher in the Sargent area for years, and retired August 31, 1993 from Matagorda Co. Pct. No. 2 as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus, served as president of the Van Vleck School Board, as fire chief and a charter member of the Sargent Fire Dept., served on the Matagorda Co. ASCS Board, and was active with the 4-H club. Mr. Ham was a World War II veteran serving overseas in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany as a Sergeant in the Anti-Tank Co., 143rd Infantry Division, known as the Fighting 36th or T-Patch.

Mr. Ham married Bettye Marlyne Massey July 18, 1948 in Markham, Texas.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p. m. Tuesday, May 9, 1995 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, May 10, 1995 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Msgr. James Brunner officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers include George Deshotels, Paul Johnson, Ray O’Connell, Allen E. O’Connell, Richard Lyle and Joe C. Knight. Honorary pallbearers include the workers of Precinct No. 2, J. D. Sutherland, Terry Lyle and his cousins, Daniel, Simon and Leonard Cornelius and Burt O’Connell.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bettye Marlyne “Pete” Massey Ham, by two daughters and a son-in-law, Cheryl Lynn Ham, and Linda Marlyne and David B. Lyle all of Bay City, by one son, William J. “Billy” Ham, Jr. of Sanger, Texas, and by two Granddaughters, Theresa Marlyne Lyle and Anna Marie Lyle both of Bay City.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Bay City Public Library. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, May 9, 1995

Alfred B. Hobbs


Vivian C. Hooker



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