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William T. Blackwell          Lula Mae Blackwell

Lula Mae Blackwell

Funeral services for Lula Mae Blackwell, 77, of Houston will be held 1 p. m. Saturday at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Carl Williamson and the Rev. John L. Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Mrs. Blackwell was born April 7, 1914, to Earl Edwin and Zelphia Ann Ellis Hill and died Dec. 25, 1991, at her home.

A former resident of Angleton and West Columbia, she moved to Bellville in March of 1984 and had been a resident of Houston for one month. She taught Sunday school at the First Baptist churches of Angleton and West Columbia. She retired in Bellville and most recently was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bellville. In her later years, she taught art and painting in her home.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and David B. Hawkins of Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Donna Blackwell of Webster; two sisters, and a brother-in-law, Earlene Pyles of Weekleaf, N. C., and Letha and Ray Wilborn of St. James City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Shane Blackwell of Clinton, Md., Barrett Blackwell of Caldwell, Lacey Lea Blackwell of Falls Church, Va., Boyd Hawkins of Mesquite and Holly Orr of Houston; and by three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. T. Blackwell, who died Nov. 21, 1985.

Pallbearers will be Shane Blackwell, Barnett Blackwell, Boyd Hawkins, Scott Orr, Dennis Jensen and Ronald Jensen.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, December 26 or 27, 1991
 


Ollia Mitchell Falks           Charlotte F. Falks

Ollia Mitchell Falks

Funeral services for Mr. Ollia Mitchell Falks, 78, of Boling will be held 10 a. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. E. Tipton. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mr. Falks was born May 25, 1906, in Weimar and died July 29, 1984, at Matagorda General Hospital. He was a long time resident of Bay City and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Brown Falks of Boling.

Other survivors include: four daughters, Marie Pesak of Bay City, Dolores Evanicky of Danbury, Doris Wilks of Bay City and Gayle Orsag of Alvin; and three sons, Ollie G. Falks of Angleton, Donald Falks of Bay City and Edward Falks of Jacksonville, Fla.

Also, stepchildren, Margie Stroud of Bay City, Iola Pesak of Blessing, Stella Ziegler of Houston, Radie Stroud of LaPorte, Rama McClellan of Chelsea, Okla., Patsy Folmar of Kingsville, Charles Barger of Rock Island, Jim Barger of Chelsea, Okla. and Cliff Barger of Shawnee, Okla.; three sisters, Ethel Fritch of Houston, Willie Mae Weaver of Sweeny and Annie Warling of Victoria; two brother, Louis Falks of Sweeny and David Falks of Texas City; 51 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons of Mr. Falks will be pallbearers.

Arrangements were made with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, August 1?, 1984
 


Bruce L. Freeman

Bruce L. Freeman

Graveside services for Bruce L. Freeman, 72, of Bay City will be held 4 p. m. Friday at Cedarvale Cemetery to be conducted by Bay City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2438.

Mr. Freeman was born Jan. 9. 1916, in Bay City to Joe and Pearl Walters Freeman and died July 6, 1988, at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Bay City, a member of First United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Wear Freeman of Bay City; a daughter, Laura Dell Belcher of Harlingen, Texas; a son, Bruce L. Freeman Jr. of Los Alamos, N. M.; a sister, Frances Freeman of Austin; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of VFW Post #2438.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, July 7?, 1988
 


John Harmon Galley, Jr.

John Harmon Galley

Funeral services for John Harman Galley, 52, of Bay City will be at 5 p. m. Wednesday, May 13 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church.

The Rev. Elizabeth Moreau and the Rev. Bill Haskell will be officiating.

Visitation will be until 9 p. m. today, May 12, with the family at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p. m.

Galley died Saturday, May 9 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.

He was born June 25, 1945 to John H. and Pauline B. Rulehman Galley in Ottawa, Ill.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Galley of Bay City; father, John H. Galley, Sr. of Bay City; son, Richard Crayton of Redding, Pa.; five daughters, Alice A. Heckman of Redding, Kellie Schuerger of Douglasville, Pa., Paula Haas of Birdsboro, Pa., Tara Sanchez of Bay City, and Christine Biggerstaff of Bay City; two sisters, Madlynne Webber of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and Virginia McVey of Marietta, Ohio; eight grandsons; four granddaughters; four nieces; and three nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family request is that memorials be given to the Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Bay City Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, May 12, 1998
 


Walter A. Gavender          Marie W. Gavender

Walter A Gavender

Walter A. Gavender, 88, of Bay City are scheduled for 10 a. m. today at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Bay City with the Revs. Bill Jobe and W. A. Haskell officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Mr. Gavender was born Oct. 9, 1905, in Wadsworth to Alex and Annie Bunk Gavender and died March 19, 1994, in Bay Villa Nursing Home in Bay City.

He served in the U. S. Army from 1942 to 1943 when he was discharged on a medical discharge. In 1949, he received his journeyman’s plumbing license and his masters plumbing license in 1959. He built a plumbing shop on Mary Avenue in 1954 and retired from plumbing in 1992. He worked for Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. for 32 years before moving to Bay City. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where he bought, planted and cared for four oak trees there.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Wheat Gavender of Bay City; two sisters, Maggie Weber Cadenhead of Raleigh, N. C., and Lucy Lena Watkins of Fredericksburg; seven nephews, A. C. Herreth of Bay City, Walter Herreth of Houston, Carl Herreth of Lolita, Gerald Watkins of Orange, Melvin and Ronnie Gavender of Bay City and Maurice Weber of Raleigh, N. C. and two nieces, Joy Rickaway of Brazoria and Viola Rickaway of Blessing.

He was preceded in death by parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers are A. C., Walter and Carl Herreth, Melvin and Ronnie Gavender and Maurice Weber.

Honorary pallbearers are Homer Schurtz, Calvin Ward, Dr. Bryan Simons, Steve Rickaway, Albert Lee Rickaway and Jerry Spence.

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

Daily Tribune, March 1994

Marie Wheat Gavender

Funeral services for Marie Wheat Gavender, 83, of Bay City are scheduled for 2 p. m. Friday, Sept. 26 from St. Paul’s Methodist Church with Rev. Elizabeth Moreau and Rev. Bill Haskell officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mrs. Gavender died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997 at Matagorda General Hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1914 in Waco to parents G. Marshall and Ruby O’Dell Wheat. She was a very active member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, She was class president of the Fellowship Class of the First United Methodist Church seven times and a Girl Scout Leader five years and very active in community affairs. She loved people very much. Survivors are brother and sister-in-law, Harold Monroe and Martha Jane Wheat of Bay City; niece, Diann Spence and family of Temple.

The family will be at the funeral home from 3-5 p. m. Thursday for visitation. Funeral services will be under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home, 409-245-4893.

Daily Tribune, September 25, 1997
 


Anna Louise Gibson

Anna Louise Gibson

Anna Louise Gibson, 93, died Thursday, September 21 at Bay Villa Nursing Home. She was born August 30, 1885 in Oregon and was a retired postmistress from Port Aransas. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louise Rush of Markham, eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, September 23 at 2 p. m. from the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Darrell Jones of His Light House, Markham will officiate. Interment at Cedarvale Cemetery. Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, September 22?, 1978
 


Billie Doris Gilmore
(October 7, 1927 - December 2, 2007)

Billie Doris Gilmore, a Bay City resident since 1961, went to meet her savior December 2, 2007. She was born October 7, 1927 to Myrtice Powell & Samuel Leatherwood in Dallas, Texas where she lived until she married.

Billie worked in the banking industry for approximately 30 years. She concluded her banking career at Bay City Bank and Trust in Bay City, Texas.

Some of Billie’s hobbies included bowling, sewing, quilting and playing Bingo. She loved to read and work challenging crossword and sudoku puzzles.

Her parents, her children’s father, William E. Howard, and her loving husband, Wilburn Lunn Gilmore preceded her in death. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Sherry Stasney of Bay City; son Ray Howard & wife Julie of Sugar Land; daughter Lynda Bosak & husband Morris of Sugar Land and son Mark Howard & wife Sylvia of Bay City. She will also be greatly missed by her 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 5pm-7pm Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Drew Wilson, Wade Wilson, Ricky Dunegan, Dane Howard, Carson Howard and grandson-in-law Jonathan Chance.

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Wilburn Lunn Gilmore

Wilburn Lunn Gilmore

Funeral services will be held for Wilburn Lunn Gilmore, 74, of Bay City, 1 p. m. Tuesday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.

Gilmore died February 21, 1982 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Survivors include wife, Billie Leatherwood Gilmore of Bay City; daughters, Sherry Dunegan of Crosby, Lynda Wilson of Lafayette, La.; sons, Ray Howard of Houston, Mark Howard of Bay City; 4 grandchildren.

Gilmore was a life long resident of Bay City and Matagorda County.

Burial will follow services at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Johnny Jurek, Dick Crow, Dale Warn, H. A. Broadus, Richard Starnes and Jack Cole.

Honorary bearers Mike Pruitt, Murry Watkins, Savage Watkins, Gordon Yates, Mack Phillips and A. Seerden.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, Monday, February 22, 1982
 


Vivian Fay Golightly

Vivian Fay Golightly

Vivian Fay Golightly, 88, of Bay Villa Nursing Home died at Matagorda General Hospital March 31, 1981. She was born June 15, 1892 in Dennison, Texas. Fay was a long time resident of Bay City coming here in the early 1900’s with her parents, Reverend and Mrs. Baxter Wren Golightly when he was called to minister to the First Christian Church. Fay will be remembered as a nurse to Dr. B. L. Livengood whom she assisted for forty years. She was a faithful and active member of the First Christian Church in Bay City, having taught Sunday School as well as serving on committees and participating in all church functions. Survivors include: nieces and nephews, Margaret Bently, Robert B. Hill Jr., Sara Frances Lewis, Geraldine Lewis, Doris Fowler, Marianne Hartness, Sara Nell Brown, Charlotte Graham, Winnifred Knight, Jane Miller, Vivian Arnone, Rita Griffin and James Embrey and many friends. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church April 2 at 10 a. m. with Rev. Orin Smith, Interim Pastor of First Christian Church. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers include Raymond Stridde, Dale Withrow, Jim Spoonemore, Travis Chambless, Ladell Sump and Jesse Fallis. Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, April 1?, 1981
 


Dolores "Dee" Louise Gordon

Dolores "Dee" Louise Gordon, 73, of Santa Fe, Texas died February 22, 2002 at her daughter's residence in Santa Fe. She was born August 20, 1928 in Clinton, Iowa to the late Iver E. and Alice Andersen Hansen. She has been a resident of Santa Fe for the last 12 years, and was a former longtime resident of Bay City. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Vernon Sulak of Rosenberg, Texas, Patricia Buck of Webster, Laura and Fred Chitty and Rhonda and Tim Pelischek all of Santa Fe, and Terry Dee and Bill Baggett of Lumberton, Texas; son, William "Bill" Robert Gordon, Jr. of Long Beach, California; sister, Shirley Roach of Alvin; brother, Kenneth Hansen of Bay City; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas "Tommy" Gordon.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2002, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Bruce Bonner officiating. Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to A-Med Hospice 2919 Palmer Hwy., Texas City, Texas 77590.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Stephen, Tommy, and Brian Sulak, Dustyn and Anthony Fraley, Joey and Jonathan Buck, and Clint Chapman.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00014B2002FB24

THE BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Sunday, February 24, 2002             Thomas R. Gordon

Former Civic Leader Tommy Gordon Dies
By Sheryl Martin, The Daily Tribune

Former Bay City businessman, City Council member and school board president Tommy Gordon died Friday of an apparent heart attack in Mazatlan, Mexico. He was 60.

Gordon served on the council from 1983 through most of 1986. He resigned his position upon moving to Mazatlan in October of 1986. Councilmember Chris Castillo currently holds the position Gordon vacated.

Friends and colleagues remember Gordon as a warm individual, concerned with the best interests of the city.

“He was a very nice man,” said Councilman Billye Harmer. “Tommy was concerned with any project that was important to the people of Bay City.”

Henrietta Krumholz, who served on the Bay City school board with Gordon, called him “a dedicated and very hard worker” who helped lead the district in time of great change.

Steve Sullivan, who bought Gordon Air Conditioning & Refrigeration in December 1985, called Gordon “a wonderful, wonderful man.”

Sullivan and his wife Elizabeth had known Gordon since 1978.

“We loved him very much,” Sullivan said.

Gordon, who until his move to Mexico, had been a life-long Bay City resident, experienced health problems in 1984 and 1985 that influenced his move to a slower pace and better climate.

Sullivan, who visited Gordon in Mexico over the Christmas holidays, called his death “a real shock” for everyone who knew him.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Dee Gordon; daughters Kathleen Sulak of Rosenberg, Patricia Buck of St. Louis, Laura Chitty of Santa Fe, Terry Dee Fraley of Houston and Rhonda Chipman of Mazatlan; a son, Bill Gordon of Dallas; sisters Billie Marie Scheel, Betty Jean Matthes and Helen Ann Ryan, all of Bay City; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for 4 p. m. Monday at St Mark’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Hugh Jones officiating. Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Tommy R. Gordon

Funeral services for Tommy R. Gordon, 60, of Mazatlan, Mexico, were scheduled for 4 p. m. today at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. High Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City.

Mr. Gordon was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Bay City and died March 24, 1989, at his residence.

He was a former Bay City councilman, past president of the Bay City Independent School District Board of Trustees, volunteer fireman, member of the Bay City Lions Club and Bay City Jaycees and was a former Man of the Year.

He was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dee Gordon of Mexico; five daughters, Kathleen Sulak of Rosenberg, Patricia Buck of St. Louis, Mo., Laura Chitty of Santa Fe, Terry Dee Fraley of Houston and Rhonda Chipman of Mazatlan; a son, Bill Gordon of Dallas; three sisters, Billie Marie Scheel, Betty Jean Matthes and Helen Ann Ryan, all of Bay City; and 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Vernon Sulak, Fred Chitty, Dewey Buck, Gene Van Meter, Stephen Sulak, Brian Sulak and Tommy Sulak.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, March 27, 1989
 


William Robert "Bill" Gordon          Marie Helen "Mimi" Gordon

William Robert Gordon

Services were held for William Robert Gordon, 81, of Bay City, 4 p. m. today (Thursday) at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Officiating at the services was the Rev. Jack Lowery.

Gordon died July 21, 1982 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include daughters, Billie Marie Darby, Ann Ryan, Betty Jean Matthes of Bay City; son, Thomas Raymond Gordon of Bay City; sister, Sallie Richards of Wichita Falls; sisters-in-law, Elsie Gordon of Houston, Bettye Gordon of California; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Gordon moved to Bay City with Groce Parish Company which later became Groce Wearden as a salesman in 1928. He later became vice-president. Gordon established Gordon Wholesale Company in 1949 and was president at the time of his death. He served his community as president of the school board, director of the Chamber of Commerce vestry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

In lieu of the usual remembrances the family requests memorials to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Burial followed services at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers included grandsons Rick, Brent and Jeff Darby, Pat, Mike and Doug Matthes and Bill Gordon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, July 22, 1982
 


Thomas France "Gunny" Graves

BAY CITY [Matagorda County, Texas] - Thomas France "Gunny" Graves, 68, of Bay City, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004.

He was born March 7, 1935, in Long Beach, Calif., to the late Thomas and Doris Shockley Graves. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 20 years of service and served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Philip H. Parker VFW Post No. 2438 and a Catholic.

Survivors: daughters, Catherine Tharp of Bay City, Jennifer Forster of Lake El Sinore, Calif. and Deborah Graves of San Francisco; sons, Thomas Patrick Graves of Bay City, Charles Graves of Mittie, La. and John Graves of Bay City; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating.

A private burial will be at Cedarvale Cemetery at a later date. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, January 19, 2004


 


William Franklin Green          Clara LeTulle Green

Clara Louise LeTulle Green

Funeral services for Clara Louise LeTulle Green will be at 2 p. m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City with Rev. Mike Toland officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

Green died April 16 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 16, 1927 in Bay City to Sam V. and Clara LeTulle.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Bay City Country Club and The Junior Service League.

She attended Bay City High School and All Saints Episcopal School in Vicksburg, Miss.

It was during WWII that she met and married William Franklin Green of Anderson, S. C. on Dec. 27, 1944.

In 1947, after Mr. Green’s discharge from the service and completing his studies, they moved to Bay City and went into the farming and ranching business.

Green is survived by her son, William Franklin Green III and his wife, Suzanne of Bay City; and two grandsons, Victor LeTulle Green and W. Hammett Green, both of Bay City.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Sam LeTulle; and her husband, Bill.

Pallbearers are James M. Allen, Eugene Vaughan, Joseph Williams, Dan Wendt, James Lewis, W. A. “Bill” Thompson, Jimmy Evans, and L. Herff Cornelius.

Honorary pallbearers are William Penny, Dr. Charles Fougerousse, Berdon Lawrence, Raleigh Huebner, and Robert F. Peden, Jr.

Memorials may be made to the Matagorda County Museum or the charity of choice.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, April 19, 1998

William Franklin Green

Bay City: Funeral services for William Franklin Green were held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at First United Methodist Church in Bay City with the Rev. Mike Toland officiating. Burial was to follow in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Born May 12, 1922, in Anderson, S. C., to William Franklin and Lula Hammett Green, he died at his residence Sept. 7, 1997.

He spent his summers at Culver Military Academy and graduated from Swanee Military Academy in 1942. During World War II, Green served in the U. S. Army in the Pacific Theater and later in the occupation of Japan.

It was during this period that he met and married Clara L. LeTulle of Bay City on Dec. 27, 1944.

After being discharged from the service, he completed his studies at Auburn University and in 1947 and moved to Bay City where he went into farming and ranching.

A member of First United Methodist Church, Mr. Green was instrumental in forming the Methodist Men’s Organization. He was also the first president of the Matagorda County Youth Rodeo and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Southwest Texas Cattle Raisers Association. He also served on the board of directors of the Bay City Library Association and Bay City Country Club.

Green is survived by his wife of 52 years, Clara L. Green; his son, William Franklin Green III, and his wife, Suzanne, of Houston and Bay City; and two grandsons, Victor LeTulle Green and William Hammett Green, both of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James H. Green.

Pallbearers were Dan Wendt, James M. Allen, Bert L. Huebner, Eugene L. Vaughan, L. Herff Cornelius, W. A. Thompson, Jimmy Evans and James N. Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were William N. Penny, Robert F. Peden Jr., Raleigh Huebner, Frank H. Baker, Tom Anderson and Dr. Charles Fougerousse.

Memorials may be made to the Bay City Public Library or the charity of choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, September 11, 1997
 


August J. Hahn, Sr.

August John Hahn Sr.

Funeral services for August John Hahn Sr., 74, of Sweeny were scheduled for 10 a. m. today at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Sonnier officiating. Burial was scheduled for Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City.

Mr. Hahn was born Aug. 1, 1913, in DeWitt County, Texas to Pete and Rosie Hadamek Hahn and died Jan. 9, 1988, at Sweeny House Nursing Home.

Formerly of DeWitt County, he resided in Matagorda County for over 40 years. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Genzer Hahn of Cuero; two daughters, Patricia Koranek of Cuero and Edna Mae Wratislaw of San Antonio; two sons, Thomas Hahn of Wadsworth and August Hahn Jr. of Bay City; four sisters, Elsie Ryman of Wadsworth, Gertrude Katzer of Bay City, Albina Sklass of San Antonio and Regina Ibrom of Houston; a brother, Stanley Hahn of Bay City; 21 grandchildren and six gret-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Leroy Ryman, Marvin Hahn, Jerry West, Vernon Ray Hahn, Marshall Van Dyke, Frank Hahn Sr. and David Zielonika.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City,

Daily Tribune, January 1988
 


August Pete Hahn, Jr.

August Pete Hahn, Jr., 60, of Bay City, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Matagorda General Hospital after a short illness. He was born Feb. 8, 1940, in Bay City to parents August John and Mildred Genzer Hahn.

He took great pride in his work building pole barns from 1966 to 2000.

He was known as a hard-working man who worked very hard for his family.

He will always be remembered throughout Matagorda County for his work and he will be missed by his family but wherever they may go, if in the county or somewhere in town there will be a pole barn that he built with pride.

Survivors are: mother, Mildred Genzer of Cuero; wife, Paula S. Hahn of Bay City; sons, Ricky, Michael, Bobby, Marshall, Vernon, and Jason Hahn and David Mullins; daughters, Peggy Badger, Rebecca Searles, Kimberly Duran, Jennifer Hahn, and Lois Hahn; brother, Thomas G. Hahn of Wadsworth; sisters, Pat Koranek of Cuero, and Edna Mae Wratislar of San Antonio; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Leiblein, Frank Reeves, David Mullins, Bobby Lummus, Arthur Lawrence, and John Duran.

Visitation was to be Tuesday, April 18 with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bay City Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home. 979-245-4893.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, April 19, 2000


 


Felix J. Hahn

Felix J. Hahn

Felix J. Hahn, 63, of Wadsworth, died, Friday, November 10 in Matagorda General Hospital. He was born February 27, 1915 near Cuero. The deceased was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wadsworth, an employee of LCRA for the past ten years, a veteran of WWII, and an area resident since 1917. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Georgie Hahn and daughter, Mrs. Henry Bunk, Jr., both of Wadsworth, sisters, Mrs. Frank Ibrom of Pasadena, Mrs. Henry Skloss of San Antonio, Mrs. A. F. Ryman of Wadsworth and Mrs. Alvin Katzer of Bay City, brothers, Alfred of Shiner, August of Wadsworth and Stanley of Bay City, three grandchildren, Dana, Jodi and Trey all living with their parents in Wadsworth. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sunday, November 12, 3:30 p. m. Rev. Charles Sonnier will officiate. Interment at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stanley Genzer, Jr., Steven Zapalac, Leroy Ryman, Alfred Ryman, P. L. Brunner and Johnny Layton. Rosary was said Saturday, 7:30 p. m. at Taylor Brothers Chapel. Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, November 12?, 1978
 


Pete F. Hahn           Rosie Hahn

 

Johnnie C. "Buddy" Hammock          Helen Hammock

Helen LaVerne Hammock

Funeral services for Helen LaVerne Hammock, 67, of Bay City will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday at Sixth Street Church of Christ with Allen Brown and Rod Tate officiating. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammock was born April 11, 1918, in Marshal Town, Iowa, to Vern Raymond Klingaman and Ann Lucretia Reams and died Oct. 29, 1985, at her residence.

She was a 1961 graduate of WCJC School of Vocational Nursing and a member of Gulf Coast League of Licensed Vocational Nurses, Texas League of LVN and Sixth Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Robert C. Hammock of Copperas Cove; three sisters, Betty Jean Sneath of Bay City, Carolyn June Wright of Houston, and Zenith Joy Stevens of Yoakum; two brothers, Gene Raymond Klingaman and Donald W. Klingaman of Houston; three sisters, Lois Tidwell of Jones Creek, Delores Jean Klingaman of Bay City and Ruth Klingaman of Houston; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Randall Wright, Tony Hammock, Raymond Sneath, Joe Lauer, James Allen Beyer and Craig Sharp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie C. Hammock in 1982.

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

Daily Tribune, October 30?, 1985
 


Charles H. Haring

Charles Henry Haring Jr.

Services will be held for Charles Henry Haring Jr., 62, of Bay City, 2 p. m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Frank Seaman.

Haring died July 3, 1982 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include wife, Anna Lee Verser Haring of Bay City; sons, Charles Lee Haring of Houston, Robert A. Haring of Tulsa, Oklahoma; aunt, Stella Plummer of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Burial will follow services at Cedarvale Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Albert Hite, Richard Smith, Jeff Gaspard, Vernon Leissner, Jack Huebner, Bobby Breeden and honorary pallbearers Jack Harris, Vim X. Rye, Charlie Matthews, Melvin Epstein and Gordon Hardegree.

Arrangements withTaylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, July 5?, 1982
 


Edna Marie Pesak

LIVERPOOL - Marie Pesak, 69, of Liverpool, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003.

She was born Aug. 22, 1934, in Bay City, to the late Ollie Mitchell and Charlotte Frances Holloway Falks.

Survivors: daughters, Sandra Brangan of Liverpool and Debra Simek of Inez; sisters, Dolores Harvey of Angleton, Doris Wilks and Margie Stroud, both of Bay City, Gayle Orsag of Alvin, and Iola Rorex of Blessing; brothers, Ollie Falks of Angleton and Edward Falks of Manvel; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Bohus "Bob" Pesak; son, Randal Ray Pesak; sister, Estella Ziegler; and brothers, Donald Falks and Radie Stroud.

A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. tonight at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel, Mr. Bob Kacz officiating.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Blessing, the Rev. Samuel Appiasi officiating.

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

Memorials: M.D. Anderson Sarcoma Department.

The Victoria Advocate, October 21, 2003                  Bohus Frank "Bob" Pesak


 


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