Matagorda County Obituaries
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Dewey DeWitt Cadenhead

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Evelyn F. Cadenhead

1925 - 1968

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Felix C. Calk   1898 - 1958
Lillie C. Calk 1902 - 1975

Roselawn Memorial Park
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Suzette Calk

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Bert Carr 1872 - 1968         Ida M. Carr  1872 - 1960           Cedarvale Cemetery          Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

Bert Carr, 95, Ex-Matagorda Sheriff Dies

Chronicle News Service

Bay City—Bert Carr, 95, a resident here since 1901 and former county sheriff and tax collector, died Saturday in Matagorda General Hospital.

Carr, a native of Arkansas, was chief deputy sheriff from 1910 until 1914, sheriff from 1914 until 1920, and tax assessor and collector from 1922 until 1928.

He was in the real estate business until his retirement several years ago.

He leaves a son, C. E. Carr; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Faye Insall; a sister, Miss Fay Carr; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, all of Bay City.

Services will be at the First Methodist Church here at 3 p. m. Monday. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Houston Chronicle, August 4, 1968
 

Ethel Darby Carr
1900 - 1951

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Mrs. J. K. (Ethel) Carr

Word has been received here by friends of the death of Mrs. J. K. (Ethel) Carr who passed away in Newport, Arkansas, July 17th at 2:00.

The body will leave Newport at 11:20 tonight and will be met in Houston Wednesday by Taylor-Brothers. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 5:00. All other arrangements are pending.

Daily Tribune, July 17, 1951
 

James Kirkpatrick Carr
1899 - 1961

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Laura McHarg Carr
1918 - 1988

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Laura Louise Carr

Graveside services for Laura Louise Carr, 71, of Houston were scheduled for 4 p. m. Sunday at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, with Dr. Harry Rankin officiating.

Mrs. Carr was born Jan. 11, 1917, and died Jan. 29, 1988, at Rosewood Hospital, Houston.

She was an office manager for Malone Construction, Houston.

She was a member of Memorial Drive Methodist Church, Houston.

Survivors include a son, George Watters of Corpus Christi, a son-in-law, Vim X. Rye of Bay City; three grandchildren, Vicki Rye Head, Debbie Rye Vallely and Anne Fast Olson; and give great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

Daily Tribune, January, 1988
 


Sidney K. Carr
1903 - 1921

Frank C. Carr
1900 - 1944

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Terrible New Year Tragedy
Sid Carr Accidently Killed With High Power Rifle

A deplorable tragedy ushered in the New Year for Bay City at an early hour this morning, and its coming cast a pall of sorrow over the city and brought grief and sorrow to the home of Sheriff and Mrs. Bert Carr in the accidental death of their youngest son, Sidney.

From information available it seems that Sidney and some other boys were preparing to celebrate the advent of the New Year and in the articles to be used was a high power 30-30 rifle, which was loaded with soft-nosed bullets. They were in an automobile and the rifle dropped to the floor of the car. Sid reached over to pick it up when, in the usual unaccountable way, it discharged, the bullet plowing through his knee and finding lodgment in the base of the brain, entering above his eye. Death was instantaneous.

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon in Cedarvale Cemetery.

Sidney Carr was about 17 years of age and was reared in Bay City. He was an affable, big-hearted, jovial lad, with everybody his friend. Only recently he endeavored to join the navy, but was denied on account of his age.

If ___ and expressions of sympathy and sorrow could ameliorate the grief and sooth the broken hearts of his grief-burdened parents it would be worth the while for their hundreds of friends in Bay City and surrounding country to try to aid them in their sorrow, but this cannot be done, and all that is left for the entire community is to mourn with them and share their burdens and sorrows in this dark hour of irreparable loss.

To Mr. and Mrs. Carr, to the two brothers left and to the sweet little sister whose little life is saddened beyond mention, The Tribune extends, in the behalf of all the people who know the family, the profoundest sympathy that it is possible for broken hearts to express.

Daily Tribune, January 2, 1920
 

Lonnie Carroll
Jan. 2, 1895
Dec. 1, 1976

Hettie Carroll
July 13, 1895
Dec. 31, 1995

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Gladys T. Castleton

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Isabelle C. Castleton
Sept. 23, 1875
Sept. 6, 1940

Cedarvale Cemetery

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James Rutland Castleton

Cedarvale Cemetery

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T. H. Castleton
Jan. 1, 1871
Nov. 18, 1929

Cedarvale Cemetery

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T. H. Castleton

T. H. Castleton (Tom) Bay City’s postmaster, died at his home on South Third street this morning at a few minutes before six o’clock, following an illness of two years or more.

Tom Castleton was one of the finest of men, well liked and popular with all who knew him. He and his splendid life partner have lived in Bay City for a quarter of a century during which time they have raised three fine boys. Ed, who lives in Birmingham, Ala.; Austin, general manager of the Gulf Coast Chevrolet company of this city, and Jimmie, assistant cashier of the First National Bank, all of whom and the wife and mother, survive.

Mr. Castleton came to Bay City from Sealy, having been reared to manhood in Austin county. His first business association here was with the Santa Fe railroad as agent for several years. He resigned his position and quit rail roading to be elected county tax collector, holding that place for four years. He then became identified with the First National Bank and resigned that five years ago for the postmastership, which position he held up to the time of his death.

He belonged to the A. F. & A. M. and Royal Arch chapters of the Bay City Masonic bodies and was a member of the lodge since its earliest days.

Mr. Castleton was of a jovial nature and was everybody’s friend. The little tots knew him and loved him as well as those associated with him by the ties of business or friendly relationship. He had a smile and a cordial word for all and his sunny greetings and happy goodwill will be missed by all who knew him so well.

While the death of this fine man and citizen was not unexpected, the end of such a friendly, likeable life comes as a shock to the hundreds of friends he leaves to mourn for him with the loved ones of his own fireside.

The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at three o’clock.

Daily Tribune, November, 1929
 


Allie Causby
Mar. 23, 1861
Mar. 8, 1936

Gone but not forgotten

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Mrs. Allie Causby

Mrs. Allie Causby, 75, of Bay City, died at 4 a. m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. L. Keathly, 1014 Key Street, Houston. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Keathly of Houston and Mrs. A. K. Keener of Bay City; a son, Neal Causby of Pettis; two brothers, Mack Grier and Tom Grier of Dyersburg, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. L. W. Pope of Dallas, and six grandchildren.

The body was brought to Bay City at noon today by the Earthman Funeral Home. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church with burial services at Cedarvale Cemetery immediately following.

Mrs. Causby was born in Gibson County, Tennessee, and moved to Texas many years ago. Since the death of her husband she had made her home with her daughters, dividing her time between Mrs. Keathly, in Houston and Mrs. Keener, in Bay City.

She was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church, a devoted mother, lovable friend and neighbor and leaves a large circle of friends in both Houston and Bay City.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 12, 1936
 

R. C. Causby
Nov. 4, 1855
Nov. 21, 1929

Gone to a better land

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Perry Chapman
July 9, 1889
July 24, 1959

Maude Chapman
Dec. 6, 1889
Sept. 5, 1975

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Mary Coker

1904 - 1943

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Westley Coker
Texas
Cpl US Army
Korea
Nov 10 1940
Jan 31, 1955

Cedarvale Cemetery

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David W. Cole
Nov. 4, 1878 - July 15, 1957

Lillian L. Cole
Dec. 3, 1890 - April 24, 1983

Roselawn Memorial Park

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J. B. "Jack" Cole

1915 - 1968

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Loyce B. Cole

1914 - 1984

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Grady Collins
1890 - 1961

Myrtle Collins
1893 - 1974

Roselawn Memorial Park

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John Marion Collins
Sept. 3, 1850
June 26, 1914

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Louish Collins
Feb. 2, 1912 - Mar. 29, 1986

Edna L. Collins
1915 - 1960

Roselawn Memorial Park

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Thomas H. Collins
June 9, 1875 - July 25, 1941

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Funeral Services Held Tuesday For T. H. Collins

Funeral services were held Tuesday here for Thomas H. Collins, 67, of Houston, Spanish-American war veteran, who died Friday night at the Marine Hospital in Galveston. Services were held at the Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

He was a private of Company B, First Texas Cavalry, in the Spanish-American War.

Matagorda County Tribune, July 31, 1941
 

Bonnie M. Coston

July 31, 1942 - Dec. 15, 2011

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Lue Eva Coston

Feb. 3, 1902 - Sept. 1, 1998

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Billie Faye Arnold Craig

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Billie F. Craig

BAY CITY - Billie Faye Craig, 85, of Bay City, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004.

She was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Matagorda County, to the late Herman H. and Anna Marie Louise Schroeder Arnold. She was a charter member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and a lifelong resident of Bay City.

Survivors: three nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: husband, James Craig.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Eric Klimpel officiating.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

The Victoria Advocate, December 19, 2004
 



 
Charles James Craig

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Carlie B. Critendon   1906 - 1985
Venita H. Critendon   1912 - 1988

Cedarvale Cemetery
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Edward Farrar Crofton
June 5, 1891 - Nov. 18, 1861

Luline Selkirk Crofton
Dec. 8, 1888 - Aug. 1, 1970

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Father

W. G. Crosson
Born Feb. 26, 1853
Died
Aug. 23, 1920

Cedarvale Cemetery

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Alexander P. Cudd
Feb. 13, 1862
Jan. 13, 1916

Cedarvale Cemetery

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