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The Galveston County Daily News: Obituaries

August 31, 2016

Obituaries

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How to submit an obituary

Always check with the funeral home first. Many funeral homes provide basic information and will write the full obituary for you as part of the services they provide.

Obituaries are a paid feature of the Galveston County Daily News. Cost is based on the length of the obituary. Once received, we will provide a proof and quote.

The deadline to submit an obituary is 12 noon for the following day's edition. They MUST be e-mailed in a ‘Word document’ format EXACTLY as you wish to have published. All photos must be in JPG format with a 300 DPI resolution.

You are urged to ensure the information is accurate and spelled correctly as The Daily News assumes no responsibility for inaccurate information provided to us.

Verification of death is required (death certificate) OR name and phone number of the funeral home or crematory. Without verification, we cannot publish.

Prepayment is required and we accept all major credit cards. Fore more information, call 409-683-5308 or e-mail: obits@galvnews.com


Recent Obituaries

Wednesday 08/31/2016
Linda Yvonne Faulkner Sullivan

A graveside memorial service will be held at Grace Memorial Park, 10708 Highway 6 Hitchcock TX., at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016.

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Funeral services for Thursday September 1, 2016

Antle, Curlee, Dodson

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Carol Ann Mendel

Carol wished to be cremated and her ashes spread in a private ceremony. Her genealogy line will be entered into FamilySearch.org.

Mom, we hope the other side of the veil is all its believed to be and we hope in a life of challenge, you are now truly at peace. Love now and forever.

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Pending services for Thursday, September 1, 2016

Maureen “Mandi” Greene, Maxine Jewell Koch, Juan Figueroa, Ricky Glenn Steele, Judith Scroggins, Roger Allen Hixenbaugh

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Cara Renee Flemon Brown

A Public Visitation will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM followed by the Celebration of Her Life at 11:00 AM. Both services will be held at New Hope Baptist Church 107 South Bowie, Weatherford, Texas 76086, Reverend Curtis Jefferson, Jr., is the Officiant. Arraignments provided by Galbreath-Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm Street, Weatherford, Texas 76086.

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Tuesday 08/30/2016
Andrew Gene Ellis

Andy passed over peacefully on Monday, August 29, 2016 in Lodi, CA.  He is deeply loved, missed daily, and always in our hearts.

Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal, Love leaves a memory, no one can steal.

A memorial service will be held in Lodi, CA on September 24, 2016 at Lodi DZ and a memorial service in Galveston on October 22, 2016 for close family and friends.

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Services for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Baggs, Donahoe, Sweeten

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Pending services for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jarrell Richard Waye, David Lee Wilson, Iris Florine Windham, Geraldine Conley Cormier, Gladys Marie Guidry Bernard

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Charles Lee Gilmore

SANTA FE—Charles Lee Gilmore, age 96, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, Texas. He was born on June 8, 1920 in Cadiz, Ohio to Reverend Charles and Josephine Rippey Gilmore.

As per his wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no memorial service and no flowers or contributions are requested.

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Cathy Loyce Jordan Sweeten

A memorial service will be held 1:00pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont (23rd Street) in Galveston, Texas, Reverend Ray Pinard officiating.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all of the caregivers from Regent Care Center in League City and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Galveston Island Humane Society, at www.GalvestonHumane.org or Hill Country Humane Society at www.HillCountryHumaneSociety.org.

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Tim McAuley

Tim McAuley, age 59, of Frisco, Texas, passed away August 29, 2016. Tim was born August 29, 1957, in Texas City, Texas, to Cecil John and Mary Evelyn (Sullivan) McAuley. He married Sherry Lynn Pierce on June 9, 1990, in Dickinson, Texas. Tim was the owner of Quality Cut Installation in Frisco. Tim was an outgoing and fun-loving outdoorsman with a sincere love for life, family, and friends. He deeply enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating with his loved ones and was always the life of the party.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, 2525 Central Expwy. North, Allen, Texas, 75013. 

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George Earl Dodson

There will be a visitation held at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 with a funeral service on Thursday at 11 a.m.at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX.

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Monday 08/29/2016
Funeral Services for Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Allen, Gavranovic, Otte

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Pending Services for Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Charles Lee Gilmore, Johnathan Woodard

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Mason Daniel Curlee

Services will be held at Crowder Funeral Home: 401 Texas Ave. (FM 1765), La Marque, TX 77568. The Family will receive visitors Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Turning Point in Mason’s name. Turning Point makes outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, etc. readily available to people with mobility impairments and physical challenges.

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Father Nicholas C. (Neal) Antle

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in the Warren Chapel at St. Dominic Village, located at 2401 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas with a Vigil and rosary service following at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial is to be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in the Warren Chapel and interment to follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

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Eric Baggs

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Reverend Matthew Brackman officiating, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501. www.HayesFuneralHome.com

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Mary Lee Donahoe

Visitation will begin, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 1:30 PM, with Funeral Services to begin at 3:00 PM. All services will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079.

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Jerry L. Cottril

Jerry L. Cottril, age 64, passed away August 26, 2016. He was born June 13, 1952 in Pierre, South Dakota to Merle Eugene and Colleen (Alexander) Cottrill. He was the husband of Nancy Cottrill.

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Sunday 08/28/2016
Funeral services for Monday August 29, 2016

Huehlefeld, Surratt

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Betty Sweitzer

In Lieu of Flowers please consider a gift to UBC Navajo Mission Team, Gideon’s International, or American Heart Association.

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John W. Otte

John’s family will receive visitors beginning at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 3:30 pm, led by Rev. Richard Rhoades. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home.

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Irene L. Gavranovic

Funeral services for Irene L. Gavranovic, 90, of Galveston will be held 2:00PM, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 600 Fourth St., Sealy, TX, with Rev. Eric Pitre celebrating the funeral mass and rite of committal.

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Ruby Leen Allen

In her honor a visitation will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, in Dickinson from 4:00 to 7:00pm with a funeral service on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Crowder Chapel.

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Saturday 08/27/2016
Pending Obits for Sunday August 28, 2016

John W. Otte

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L. W. Surratt

Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City on Monday, August 29, 2016 with Dr. Robert Miller officiating. Viewing will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm with a memorial service at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 3210 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Lt. Col. Walter Wayne Huehlefeld

The Family will receive friends on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 4:30pm with a Memorial Service at 5:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main St., League City, Texas 77573.

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Pending Services for Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Cathy Loyce Sweeten, Roger Allen Hixenbaugh, Ted Tsung-Che Huang

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Funeral Services for Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Richardson, Crowson, Young, Brown, McIntosh, Alexander, Valdez-Kilman, Williams, Simpson, Hall, Haugh, Ponzio, Semien, Lewis, Martin, Williams, Tijerina

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Funeral Services for Friday, August 26th, 2016

Pierson, Anderson, Smith

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Robert Hall, Jr.

Services will be Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Bay Area Funeral Directors 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, TX. Memorials may be sent to the Funeral Home.

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Michael Jerome Simpson, Sr.

A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591. Rev. W. L. Randall, Jr. will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX. Memorials may be sent to the Funeral Home.

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Pending Services for Friday, August 26th, 2016

Judy Kay Peeples, age 66, passed away in League City on August 19, 2016. Services are pending with Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City..

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Dorothy Evelyn “Dottie” Rafferty Wagner Simmons

Galvestonian and lifelong resident of the coastal area, Dottie Simmons passed away on Tuesday, August 16, she was 92. Born on the island to William Thomas Rafferty & Emma “Sally” Jaenicke, she was raised as a dairy farmer & rancher’s daughter.

Funeral services will not be held however a celebration of life will be planned for at a later date.

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Andrew John Auzston

Funeral services are 6:00pm Friday, August 26, 2016 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, Deacon Sam Dell’Olio officiating.

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Jerald D'Wayne Williams

He will have a visitation, beginning at 1 PM, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Greater Mt Gilead Baptist Church, with Pastor Michael Dwyer officiating.

See full obit and sign guest book at www.fieldsjohnson.com

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Roseanne “Rosie” Valdez- Kilman

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3pm and a service beginning right after at Carnes Funeral Home located at 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591. 409-986-9900

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Elizabeth P. Coufal

A Celebration of her life will be held 11:00am Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Industry Brethren Church, 2758 Main Street, Industry, Texas 78944. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

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Willie James Alexander Sr.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Greater Barbours Chapel located at 7420 Hwy 1765 Texas City, Texas 77591 on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1pm.

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Kenneth Ray Brown

Kenneth Ray Brown departed this life on August 12, 2016.

Services will be held at God's Kingdom and Restoration Church on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:00pm at 4628 Ave Q, Galveston.

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Carol Jeanne McIntosh

Carol Jeanne McIntosh, 77, died August 23, 2016, in Cedar Point, Texas. She grew up in Texas City and had made her home in Austin since 1966.

Funeral services will be held at the mausoleum of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson on Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Funeral Services for Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Maxwell

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Timothy Allen “Spice” Williams

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Mt Paran Missionary Baptist Church, #19 6th Street North in Texas City There will be a 9:00 am viewing followed by an 11am service, Rev Q.C. Wallace will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Hayes Grace Memorial Park. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Timothy’s life. www.mainlandfhlamarque.com

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Elaine B. Martin

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August 27, 2016 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3003 RR 12, San Marcos, TX 78666. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home at 512-396-2300 or visit www.thomasonfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book.

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Effie Archie Lewis

The beautiful, fulfilled life of Effie Archie Lewis of Hitchcock will be celebrated on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at New Macedonia Baptist Church, 6620 Prino Street in Hitchcock. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM followed by the Celebration at 12:00 PM. Pastor L. J. Kimble, officiating. Burial will follow at Mainland Memorial Cemetery.

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Reginal T. Semien

Family and friends will celebrate the life of Reginal T. Semien on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Mainland Funeral Home in La Marque. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM followed by services 11:00 AM. Pastor Matt Mouton, officiating.

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Robert Anthony Ponzio

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas.

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Gloria Lee (Harr) Pierson

Gloria’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Friday, August 26, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 6:00 pm, led by Rev. Helen Appleberg.

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"Gino" William Haugh

Gino’s family and friends will receive visitors beginning at 12:00 noon, Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 1:15 pm. Food and fellowship will follow from 2:30 pm until 5:00 pm at 915 8th Avenue North in Texas City.

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Pending Services for Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Oscar Vargas, Alfred Heleodoro Alvarado, Elizabeth Pauline Coufal, Andrew John Auzston, Irene Stephens Camey

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