Matagorda County Obituaries
Funeral services for Bernice Terry Shannon, 53, of Bay City will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with Dr. W. D. Baker officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, Blessing.
Mrs. Shannon was born June 25, 1932, in El Maton to P. P. Terry and Cygred Spoor and died Dec. 13, 1985, on the island of Aruba.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Bay Villa Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Shannon of Bay City; nieces, Mary Sue Estes of Corpus Christi, Della Jo Lowery of Bay City, Jane Bates of Plantersville and Judy Reitz of Denton; and nephews, Percy Carroll of Markham, and Johnny and James Carroll, both of Bay City.
Pallbearers include Fred Law, Bert Huebner, Jimmy Craft, Jimmy Powers, Gerald Rowland and James Harris.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Ministries Center of the First Baptist Church.
Services are under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune,
Harry Samuel Shannon, 83, of Bay City,
passed away on January 11, 2010.
The Bay City Tribune,
Published January 13, 2010
Jackie Carlene Sharp, 66, of Markham passed away Sunday, January 25, 2004 at her residence. She was born in Spur, Texas on July 30, 1937, to parents, Mike Cager and Opal Juanita Johnson Wade.
She was a very active member of the Bay City Bowling Association, a member of the Pink Ladies Auxillary of Matagorda General Hospital, a member of the American Auxillary-Blessing, and a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Bay City.
She is survived by: her husband, Jim Sharp of Markham; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Margaret Winkles of Bay City and Wade and Linda Sharp of Houston; daughters, Rhonda Mitchell of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Pam Reyes of Sidney, Ohio, and Tennie Mozley of Markham; sisters, Louise Blackerby of Bay City and Tennie and Sal Gatto of Spring; step-children, Jim and Janice Sharp of Austin and Victoria and Mike Shaw of Dallas; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Myrt McKay and brother Bobby Wade.
A visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at the Bay City Funeral Home from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Bay City with Dr. Michael Zimmerman officiating. Interment follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Mozley, Danny Villanueva, J.C. Lomax, Blake and John Hanley, and Tommy Reece, Jr.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bay City.
Services are under the direction of Bay City Funeral Home.
The Bay City Tribune, Matagorda County, Texas
Rowena L. Sharp, 90, of Palacios, passed away Sunday, May 23,
2010 in Bay City. She was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Danforth, Maine, to
the late Benjamin McLaughlin and Gusta Scott McLaughlin. She lived
most of her life in Old Town, Maine and had worked in food service
at the University of Maine.
Published in Victoria Advocate on May
WEBSTER - Victoria Lynn Talafuse Sharp, 23, of Webster, passed away
April 29, 2009. She was born April 2, 1986, in Lake Jackson. She was
a 2004 graduate of Van Vleck High School.
Mrs. Ina Mae Harter Shaw, 68, of San Antonio, died Sept. 30, 1975 in San Antonio. Survivors include her husband, Douglas of San Antonio; one daughter, Mrs. Abner Ussery of Luling, one son, A. C. Harter of Blessing; one sister, Mrs. Ennie Warn of Palacios and five grandchildren. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of San Antonio and the Persian Lodge No. 160 of San Antonio. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, 1975 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in San Antonio at 9 a. m. The Rev. Harold B. Nickle will officiate the services. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery with graveside services held at 4 p. m. Local arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the charity of your choice.
The Daily Tribune,
September 30, 1975
BAY CITY - Mary Ann Russell Shaw, 74, of Bay City, passed away
Sunday, June 7, 2009 at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1934, in
Warrick County, Ind., to Allen Niles Russell and Dessie Evelyn
Wetzel Russell. She was a businesswoman, a life member of VFW Post
2438 Ladies Auxiliary in Bay City, and a member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bay City.
The Palacios Beacon, Wednesday, February 11, 2009
ANGLETON - Frances Sophia Bowie Shearer, 93,
of Angleton passed away
Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. She was born to the late Hubert W. Bowie and Ada M. Spivey
Oct. 8, 1915 in Bay City at her uncle Harris and aunt Lou Bowie's
home on 6th Street. Frances grew up in the community of Cedar Lane,
attending school there through the seventh grade, and then attended
Bay City High School. After high school she then attended the
Marinello School of Beauty in Dallas. In Palacios she was a member
of the First Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Harmony
Club, and the Presbyterian Ladies Church Club.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on
Collegeport—Dorothy L. Sheldon, 63, of Collegeport died Thursday morning in a Houston hospital following a long illness.
She was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Leon County to Charlie and Mozelle Wells Williams. Her father preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Bay City with the Rev. Lloyd Nixon officiating.
Burial will follow at Halley [Hawley] Cemetery in Blessing under the direction of Talor Brothers Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Donald Wells, Durwood Wells, Robert Ellis, Chester Corporon, Don Fowler and Mason Holsworth.
Honorary pallbearers include Andy Johnson, J. O. Frick, Bobby Fowler, Thomas Holsworth and Mark Merck.
Surviving in addition to her mother of Collegeport are a daughter, Cyndy Whitley of Wharton; a son, Anthony Doubek of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Jeanette Angelo of Houston; two brothers, Earl Williams of Collegeport and Seth Williams of San Antonio; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Collegeport or the American Cancer Society.
The Victoria Advocate, date
Funeral services will be held for Felix “Rocky” Sheldon, 21, of Collegeport, 2 p. m. Thursday at Taylor Brothers Chapel.
Sheldon died September 29, 1981 in Matagorda County.
Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Lloyd Nixon.
He is survived by mother, Mrs. Dorothy Sheldon of Collegeport; grandmother, C. J. Williams of Collegeport; sister, Cyndy Whitley of Wharton; brother, Anthony Doubek of San Diego, Calif.; aunt, Jeanette Williams of Houston; uncles, Earl Williams of Collegeport, Seth Williams of San Antonio; niece Rachel Whitley of Wharton; nephew, Robert Whitley, of Wharton; numerous cousins.
Burial will be held at Hawley Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Don Fowler, Richard Whitley, Pat Jenkins, Jerry Jenkins, Carl Corporon and David Neizig.
Honorary pallbearers include Jay Ledwig, Victor Corporon, Jim Bob Murry and Mitch Russell.
Arrangements with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
The Daily Tribune, September 30, 1981
Carl Raymond Shepard, 54, of Monahans, Texas, formerly of Markham, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 1996 in Ward Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born April 19, 1942 in Bay City to parents Ike and Inez Sisson Shepard. He was employed with Production Operators, Inc. as an operator mechanic working in Monahans.
Survivors are wife, Ann Sheppard of the home, daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Ronnie Huffman of Caldwell, daughter, Mary Shepard, Markham, mother-in-law, Mary Singer, Markham; brother, Richard Shepard, Santa Fe; sister, Doris Bradley of Dickerson [Dickinson?]; grandchildren, Derrick, Kelly, Ashley Huffman of Caldwell, and Bobby Shepard of Markham; three nieces and three nephews.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p. m. at the Bay City Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Harper officiating. Burial will follow at the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.
Pallbearers are Roger and Glenn Shaffer, Ricky Huffman, Williams Parks, Sr., William Parks, Jr., Cecil Rooks. Honorary pallbearers Buddy Shaffer Paul Sifford, and Greg Wendell.
Service under the direction of Dick R. Elkins Bay City Funeral Home.
Tribune, September 11, 1996
Karen Ann Sheppard passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at her home in Sweeny after a battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born in Bay City, Texas, to Myrtle and Morris Tullos. She is survived by her husband, Monte Sheppard, two loving sisters, Brenda Ashcraft and Joyce Tullos, daughters, Amanda and Lacey Sheppard, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Karen attended Sweeny High School and Stephen F. Austin University. In school, she was a drum major, twirler, and participated in many local pageants. She worked at the Matagorda County Courthouse as court coordinator for Judge Craig Estlenbaum. Her main passion was her family and friends. Karen loved to cook, read, entertain, sing, and later in life, paint. She loved to laugh and lit up a room when she entered it. Karen always put others above herself, and touched every life she came in contact with in a positive way. She was beautiful inside and out; when asked, her friends and family will tell you what an absolutely special and unique person she was. Karen will be missed. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Monday, March 8, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Sweeny with Pastor Maurice Morrew officiating. Burial will follow at Sweeny Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 7, 2010 from 2:00 p.m., until 4:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia. Serving as pallbearers will be Pat Tumlinson, Bob Daily, Dorsey Dutil, Lloyd Hendershot, John Barnard, Brian McFatter; honorary pallbearers will be Bryan and Tracy Barnard. Her family would like to thank her good friends for their love and ongoing support: Marsha and Pat Tumlinson, Bob and Francis Daily, Karen and Gene McFatter, Donna Jones, Shawna and Dorsey Dutil, Kay Rollins, and too many others to name. “Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die.” - Mary Elizabeth Frye
Services are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia, 634 S. Columbia Dr. West Columbia, Texas 77486. (979) 345-3232. Online condolences may be left for the family by signing the guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhome.net
Bay City Tribune,
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Master Sergeant Robert E. Sherman, Sr. (U.S. Army, Ret.) departed
this earth on April 28, 2010 to rejoin his many comrades in arms on
the field of honor of the Houston National Cemetery.
Walter J. Sherman, 87, of Chicago
Illinois, Was born to Francis Xavier Sierminksi and Pearl Bednarek
Sierminski on May 15, 1923 and passed away June 8, 2010 in Van
Bay City Tribune, Published June
Funeral services for A. A. Sherrer, 41, were held at the Matchett-Newman Funeral Home last Thursday afternoon with burial at the Hawley Cemetery.
Mr. Sherrer died at his home near Palacios. He was an employee of the Houston Drilling Corporation.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Sherrer; one daughter, Mrs. J. A. Sliva of Blessing; his mother, Mrs. Maude Frieze of Clemville; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Pope of Magnet, Mrs. Etta Mallicitt of Sinton, Mrs. J. R. Davenport and Mrs. Mamie Lee Cardwell of Edna; three brothers, Fred of Edna, Bill of Markham, and George of Monahans; one granddaughter.
Palacios Beacon, August 25, 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Vern Sherrer were held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev.
Leslie Webb officiating. Interment was in
SINTON - Evelyn Katherine Sherrer died
Sept. 13, 1999. She was 89.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Lucille S. Shibley
Lucille S. Shibley, 84, of Lake
Jackson, died August 30, 2002 at her residence. She was born
July 29, 1918 in Bay City to the late Max C. and Willie C.
Bernard H. Shield died peacefully at the Methodist Hospital on January 8, 2009, at the age of 82. Bernard was born in the Panhandle town of Miami, Texas, on December 13, 1926. He left high school to enter the Navy at the end of World War II. Following his service to his country he studied at West Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, he taught engineering briefly at UT before embarking on a career as a civil engineer, working first for the Texas Geological Survey, then for many years with the Celanese Corporation. He entered the consulting engineering field with Turner, Collie, and Braden, before launching his own civil engineering consulting firm. He was a specialist in concrete, hydraulics, and construction, and was a life-long member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He enjoyed his involvement in various other professional associations, including the Jaycees and the River Oaks Rotary Club.
Bernard’s first love was ranching. He believed in good stewardship of the earth and of God’s creatures, and was never happier than when he was tending his cattle.
Bernard was a life-long disciple of Jesus Christ and active in the United Methodist Church. He offered himself in service to many ministries in the various congregations to which he belonged. Faithfulness and integrity were hallmarks of his life.
Bernard was deeply devoted to his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Mae, in 1980 and a granddaughter, Lindsay Ann Ray, in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Brenda Shield of Bay City; daughter Linda Shield Ray & husband Kenny of Burnet, TX; sons David Bernard Shield & wife Debra of Bay City and Robert C. Shield & wife Carla of Beaumont; sister Ardena Fehr of Greeley, CO; grandchildren Bryan K. Ray, Cecily Shield, Cara Shield, Matthew Murray, Joshua Shield & Emily Shield and great grandchildren Karsyn Murray, Kolbe Murray & Kaleb Murray.
A memorial service will be held in his honor 1:00 PM Monday, January 12, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City with Rev. Chris Harrison officiating. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bay City Building Fund, 2300 Ave. H, Bay City, TX 77414, or the First United Methodist Church of Miami, TX scholarship fund, 201 South Main St., Miami, TX 79059.
Bay City Tribune,
January 11, 2009
Graveside services were held for Mrs. Henrietta Short of Houston on Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Hawley Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
L. G. Showers died at his home, fourteen miles east of Bay City, Sunday morning at 11:30 a. m. He is survived by his wife and son, mother and father and brother.
Funeral services were held at the Walker-Matchett Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3 p. m., Rev. E. A. Peterson officiating. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery.
The Daily Tribune?, March 7, 1936
Carol Shugart, 72, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at her home in Palacios, TX. She was born August 2, 1934 in Garfield , TX to the late J.D. and Helen Eugenia Lockhart Smith.
Mrs. Shugart is survived by 3 daughters: Pat Carpenter of Taylor, TX; Evelyn Gauna of Tempe, AZ, and Sharon Holbrook of Palacios, TX; 2 sons: Welton T. Shugart, Jr. of Carmel, Indiana, and Michael Shugart of Willow Springs, NC; 2 sisters: Vivian McClure of Elgin, TX, and Fannie Lawrence of Garfield, TX; 2 brothers: J.D. Smith, Jr. of Wealder, TX, and Jackie Smith of Rosenberg, TX; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: W.T. Shugart.
A Graveside Service at Palacios Cemetery will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, August 27, 2006 in Palacios, TX with Rev. David Gruhn officiating. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home (361) 972-2012.
Funeral services for Bernice V. Shults, 85, of Palacios, were held Nov. 3, 1996 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Palacios with Rev. Karl Choate officiating. Interment was in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.
Mrs. Shults was born March 7, 1911 in Huckabay, Erath County, Texas to Lyman and Minnie Allen Lennox. She died Nov. 2, 1996 at Memorial Hospital in Port Lavaca.
She was a resident of Palacios since 1984 and was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Veda and Jim Dale of Palacios; three grandchildren, Laurie Ford of Houston, Jim Dale of Coppell, Tex. and Dan Ripple of Plano, Tex.; and five great-grandchildren, Amber Dale of Palacios, Katie and Kerrie Ford of Houston, and Jessica and Mickey Dale of Coppell, Tex.
She was preceded in death by her son, David Ripple, and grandson, Kerry Dale.
The Palacios Beacon, November,
Advocate New Service
Bay City—Jeanette Sue Rickaway Shultz, 24, died Sunday in Laredo.
Services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Burial will follow in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.
Survivors are her husband, Medford B., of Laredo; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lindsey Rickaway of Blessing; and a brother, Ronald Rickaway of San Antonio.
The Victoria Advocate,
BAY CITY - Funeral Services for Leroy
Sidney will be Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at 11 a.m., at First Berean
Baptist Church, Cedar Lane, with Rev. Gilbert Franklin officiating.
Burial will follow Berean Cemetery, Cedar Lane.
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