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The Galveston County Daily News: Obituaries

May 27, 2015

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 05/27/2015
Funeral Services for Thursday May 28, 2015

Ponder

Funeral service for Robert Ponder will be held today at 11 a.m. at Scott Funeral Home. Interment will follow ast Confederate Cemetery in Alvin.

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Rozzie Benise Smith

A Public Viewing will be Friday May, 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM Willing Workers Baptist Church 801 29th Street North Texas City, TX  77590 followed by Celebration of Her Life at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX 77563. Pastor James C. Carrington, Jr. is the Celebrant.

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Phyllis Culver Wilson Sanborn

Visitation is scheduled for 6:00-9:00 P.M. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, TX. The Funeral is scheduled for 11am on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at League City United Methodist Church, 1411 West Main Street, League City, Texas 77573, officiated by Pastor Joel McMahon, IV. A reception will follow at Bauerschlag Elementary, 2051 League City Parkway, League City, TX. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Phyllis’ life.

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Swint Triplett, Jr.

Homegoing service will be held on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591.

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Eve Molina Yeager

Eve’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, May 28th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A rosary will begin at 6:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Friday, May 29th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with entombment following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

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Pending obits for Thursday May 28, 2015

Gloria Kierbow Adriance-Ansell

GALVESTON — Gloria Kierbow Adriance-Ansell, age 91, of Galveston died Monday, May 25, 2015 at Brookdale assisted Living and Healthcare Center in Friendswood. Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

Alfreda Ellis McFarland

TEXAS CITY — Alfreda Ellis McFarland of Texas City passed from this life May 26, 2015.  Arrangements are entrusted to Mainland Funeral Home, La Marque, Texas (409) 938-8123.

Elizabeth Viola Mitchell

GALVESTON — Elizabeth Viola Mitchell, age 88, of Galveston died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at The Rio Care Center in Texas City.  Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

Lucy V. Stevens

GALVESTON — Lucy V. Stevens, age 76, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home.

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Joseph M. Hardy, Jr.

Family and Friends will celebrate the life of Joseph M. Hardy, Jr. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Mainland Funeral Home in La Marque.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM followed by services at 11:00 AM.

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Anthony Wayne Lynch

Celebration of Life Services for Anthony Wayne Lynch (1966–2015) of Texas City will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 30, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 2120 36th St N in Texas City.

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Shirley Wright Madria

Services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015 at McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church, 1607 Nashby in La Marque with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM followed by services at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

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William Salters, Sr.

Visitation will begin at 10AM on Saturday, May 30, 2015, followed a homegoing celebration at 11:00 am at Avenue L Baptist Church with Pastor E. R. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, TX.

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Alan Wade Odom

A visitation will be on Friday, May 29, 2015 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral in La Marque.

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Clemente Gonzales, Jr.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:00pm with a reception to follow at 7:00pm at Hometown Heroes Park,  2105 Dickinson Avenue, League City, TX 77573 . 

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Maurice A. Green, Sr.

A life celebration service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary

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Rutha Nell Graham Black

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Friday May 29, 2015 at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, TX.

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Mary Katherine Clark

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park. Visitation will be  5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

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Daniel Francis Diskin

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home, League City, Texas. Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home, League City, Texas. Burial will follow the funeral at Mt. Olivet, Dickinson, Texas at 12:00 p.m.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Funeral services for Wednesday May 27, 2015

Day

Funeral service for Dennis Day will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hayes Funeral Home.

Dunford

Homegoing celebration for Sally Dunford will be held today at 1 p.m. at Wynn Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Holt

Funeral service for Dorothy Holt will be held today at 10 a.m. at Emken Linton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Pelosi

Funeral mass for Herlinda Pelosi will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda, Texas. Graveside will follow at Onion Creek Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

Waddell

Memorial service for William Waddell will be held today at 6 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown.

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Benjamin Granville Tolliver

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Labor of  Love Christian Fellowship Church, 240 E. House St., Alvin, Texas 77511.

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Zella Mae Wasko

A visitation will be held in her honor, Friday, May 29, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 am with a Funeral Service following at 11:00 am , Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson, Texas.

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Hayley Danielle Yarbrough

The viewing will be held Friday, May 29, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, 5pm to 8pm. Celebration of Life will be held at Crowder Funeral Home on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1pm. Interment will follow services at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, TX.  Fellowship after service will be held at Santa Fe Christian Church, 13602 FM 1764 Santa Fe, TX 77510.

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Pending obits for Wednesday May 27, 2015

Rita Mae Boone

GALVESTON — Rita Mae Boone, 65, received her reward of eternal rest on Monday, May 25, 2015, at UTMB Hospital. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

Mary Katherine Clark

TEXAS CITY— Mary Katherine Clark, 94, of Texas City, Passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at Mainland Medical Center. Funeral services are pending with Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.         

Clemente Gonzales, Jr.

LEAGUE CITY — Clemente Gonzales, Jr., of League City, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home at the age of 60.  Arrangements are pending with Crowder Funeral Home in League City, (281) 332-2727.

Anthony Wayne Lynch

TEXAS CITY — Anthony Wayne Lynch of Texas City passed from this life May 19, 2015.  Arrangements are entrusted to Mainland Funeral Home, La Marque, Texas 409-938-8123.

William Salter, Sr.

GALVESTON –William Salter, Sr., 76, received his reward of eternal rest on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at his residence in Galveston. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

Marshall Watson, Jr.

Marshall Watson, Jr., 64, passed away at UTMB on Sunday, May 24, 2015.   Funeral service arrangements are pending at Wynn Funeral Home.

Phyllis Culver Wilson Sanborn

Phyllis Culver Wilson Sanborn died peacefully, surrounded by family, in Webster, Texas on May 23, 2015 at the age of 61 years.   Arrangements are pending with Crowder Funeral Home in League City, (281) 332-2727.

Eve M. Yeager

GALVESTON — Eve M. Yeager, 85, of Galveston, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at The Rio at Mainland Care Center in Texas City, TX.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

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Wattie Burrows

A visitation will be held from 5pm –7 pm Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Funeral services will be held in Cravens, Louisiana with interment following at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cravens, Texas.

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Charles David Cook

Visitation will be held from 6 pm-8 pm Friday May 29, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas.  Services will be held at 9 am Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home with interment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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James Malcolm Crowley

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church, in Dickinson, Texas.

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Monday 05/25/2015
Funeral Services for Tuesday May 26, 2015

Brooks

Service celebrating the life of Mable Brooks will be held today at 11 a.m. at Neighborhood Baptist Church under the direction of Fields Johnson Family Mortuary.

Davis

Celebration of life for Reginald Davis will be held today at 11 a.m. at Bay Area Funeral Parlor. Burial will follow at Rising Star Cemetery.

Tower

Service celebrating the life of Betty Tower will be held today at 11 a.m. at Fields Johnson Family Mortuary. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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Gussie L. Jones

Visitation will be held Friday, May 29, 2015, from 4 – 7 pm at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist ! Church Texas City, TX. and Services on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 11:00 am at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church 7420 FM 1765, Texas City, TX 77591

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Robert Earl Ponder

Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Scott Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Scott Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Texas.

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William David Waddell

A memorial visitation will be on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m.

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Pending obits for tuesday May 26, 2015

Gloria Kierbow Adriance

GALVESTON — Gloria Kierbow Adriance, age 91 of Galveston died Monday, May 25, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living and Healthcare Center in Friendswood.  Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

 

Angelina Gonzales

GALVESTON  — Angelina Gonzales, age 88, of Galveston died Monday, May 18, 2015 at John Sealy Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

Amynell Kirby

TEXAS CITY — Amynell Kirby, age 87, of Texas City, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Oceanview Transitional Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

 

Elizabeth Viola Mitchell

GALVESTON  — Elizabeth Viola Mitchell, age 88, of Galveston died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at The Rio Care Center in Texas City. Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

 

Jody Marie Roberson

ANGLETON — Jody Marie Roberson, age 52, of Angleton died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Cypresswood Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

Swint Triplett Jr.

Swint Triplett Jr., 78, passed away May 22, 2015 at Clear Brook Crossing Rehab & Healthcare Center in Houston, TX.  Final Arrangements are pending with Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City, TX 77591.  

James Earl Washington

GALVESTON — James Earl Washington, age 70, of Galveston died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

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DOROTHY RUTH nee HOLLAND HOLT

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 26 from 5 to 7 PM at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Funeral services will be at 10 AM on May 27, in the Chapel at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park East in Webster,TX.

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Sunday 05/24/2015
Funeral Services for Monday May 25, 2015

Allen

Celebration of Life service for William Allen will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in League City.

Calodich

Memorial service for Christopher Calodich will be held today at 2 p.m. at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City.

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Pending obits for Monday May 25, 2015

Ruby Dickey Cook

Ruby Dickey Cook passed away May 21, 2015 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston, TX.  Final Arrangements are pending with Bay Area Funeral Parlor Texas City, TX 77591.  

Dorothy Ruth Holt

LA MARQUE — Dorothy Ruth Holt, 94, of La Marque passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 in La Marque. Funeral services are pending at the Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

Napoleon Mack

HITCHCOCK — Napoleon Mack of Hitchcock, TX passed away at The Methodist Medical Center Hospital in Houston, TX.  Services are pending with Bay Area Funeral Parlor 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, TX 77591.

Ennis Pines Jr.

Ennis Pines Jr. passed away following a brief illness.  Services are pending with Bay Area Funeral Parlor 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, TX.

Robert Earl Ponder

LEAGUE CITY — Robert Earl Ponder, age 85 of League City, formerly of Santa Fe, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at his residence. Services are currently pending at Scott Funeral Home, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511.  (281) 585-1000

Rozzie Smith

TEXAS CITY — Rozzie Smith of Texas City, TX passed away after a brief illness at Mainland Medical Center Hospital.  Final Arrangements are pending with Bay Area Funeral Parlor 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, TX 77591.

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Sally Ann Dunford

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Wynn Funeral Home followed by the Homegoing Celebration of Life at 1:00 p.m.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston, TX.

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Pending obits for Sunday May 24, 2015

Sally Ann Dunford

Sally Ann Dunford, 69, passed away on May 20, 2015 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, TX. Funeral arrangements are pending with Wynn Funeral Home.

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Herlinda Garcia Pelosi

Visitation will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, TX with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda, TX.  with graveside services following at Onion Creek Memorial Cemetery.

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Myra Elaine Purjet Morrissey

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 3:00 PM, at Cowboy Church of Ennis, located south of Ennis on I-45, Exit 244, Alma, Texas, under the direction of Pastor Michael Howard.  All are invited to join us as we celebrate her home going.

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Betty J. Franklin Tower

A visitation will begin at 9 AM on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, followed by a service celebrating her life at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary with Rev. N. D. Burkley, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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Mable Brooks

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 25th from 5-7 PM at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. A service celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday May 26, 2015, at 11:00 am at Neighborhood Baptist Church in La Marque

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Christopher Gerard Calodich

Celebration of Life Visitation for Chris from 1- 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015 with Memorial Services to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Carnes Funeral Home - Texas City.

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Reginald Deon Davis

A Public Visitation will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM followed by a Celebration of His Life at 11:00 AM.  Both services will be at Bay Area Funeral Parlor 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, TX 77591 followed by the burial at Rising Star Cemetery La Marque, TX.

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Dennis E. “Sonny” Day

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home. A private cremation will be conducted. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.

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William Rodger Allen

Family will receive friends on Monday, May 25, 2015 from 4-6pm with a Celebration of Life at 6pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Funeral Services for Saturday May 23, 2015

Ball

A service celebrating Amani Ball’s life will be held today at 11:00am at Gtr. Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church, Texas City. Burial will follow in Houston Memorial Garden Cemetery in Pearland under the direction of Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary.

Feigle

Memorial Services for Henry Fiegle will be held today at 11:00am at the Easterly Baptist Church.

Fleming

A memorial service celebrating Bianca Fleming’s life will be held today at 10:00am at Pasadena Funeral Chapel.

Frank

Services for Laddie Frank will be held today at 1:30pm at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock.

Gibbs

A Celebration of Life Service for James Gibbs will be held today at 2:00pm at Wynn Funeral Home.

Houston

Memorial services commemorating David Houston’s life will be held today at 11:00am in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home.

McCormick

A celebration of life visitation for Patricia McCormick will be held today at 2:00pm with memorial services to follow at Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City.

Scruggs

Celebratory services for Essie Scruggs will be held today at 11:00am at Rising Star Baptist Church, Texas City. Burial will follow at Rising Star Cemetery under the direction of Mainland Funeral Home.

Stafford

A celebration of life for Laura Stafford will be held today at 11:00am at Wynn Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Touchstone

A funeral mass for Cynthia Touchstone will be held today at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church with a reception to follow.

Williams-Jacobs

A service celebrating the life of Bertrille Williams-Jacobs will be held today at 2:00pm at St. John Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary.

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Nicholas Linwood Kaufman

A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Kaufman Cemetery, Somerset County, PA.

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Pending obits for Saturday May 23, 2015

William Roger Allen

TEXAS CITY — William Roger Allen, of Texas City, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in League City at the age of 65.  Arrangements are pending at Crowder Funeral Home in League City, (281) 332-2727.

Christopher G. Calodich

Christopher G. Calodich passed away on May 15, 2015. Services are being cared for by Carnes Funeral Home - Texas City.

Dennis E. Day

SANTA FE — Dennis E. “Sonny” Day, 67, passed from this life Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Texas City.  Funeral services are pending with Hayes Funeral Home (409) 925-3501.

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Mary Lawanda Johnson Waters

STEPHENVILLE — Memorial Services for Mary Lawanda Johnson Waters, 90, homemaker, were held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at First Baptist Arcadia.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Cynthia Hammond Touchstone

A celebration of Cindy’s life will be held with a visitation at 5 pm on Friday, May 22 at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City with a Rosary to follow. A funeral mass will be held at 10 am on Saturday, May 23 at the same location with a reception to follow.

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Virginia DeFrance Burns Walker

A memorial service will be held Friday the 29th of May, 3pm at St. Barnabas Church.  A celebration in honor of Ginny’s life is planned at the Walker home, 4pm May 30th.

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Pending obits for Friday May 22, 2015

Ruby Dickey Cook

Ruby Dickey Cook passed away on May 21, 2015 at Southwest Memorial Herman Hospital.  Funeral Services are pending with Bay Area Funeral Parlor 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, TX 77591.

Reginald Davis

TEXAS CITY — Reginald Davis of Texas City, TX passed away at Bay Oaks Care Facility on May 19, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Bay Area Funeral Parlor 5410 FM 21765 Texas City, TX 77591.

Maurice A.  Green, Sr.

WEBSTER — Maurice A. Green Sr., 74, departed this life Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Total Patient Care Center in Webster. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

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Funeral Services for Friday May 22, 2015

Bertrand

Funeral service for Jesse Bertrand will be held today at 11 a.m. at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Bay Area Funeral Parlor.

Earls

Homegoing celebration service for Ella Earls will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wynn Funeral Home.

Falcon

Funeral service for Ramona Falcon will be held today at 11 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Hartman

Funeral service for Dennis Hartman will be held today at 11 a.m. at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oleander Cemetery.

Jackson

Funeral service for Frankie Lee Jackson will be held today at 7 p.m. at Carnes Bros. Funeral Home.

Pinachio

Funeral service for Philippa Pinachio will be held today at 2 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

Rodriguez

Visitation for Rachel Rodriguez will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.

Smith

Funeral service for Clyde Smith Jr. will be held today at 10 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.

Williams

Funeral services for John Williams will be held today at 12 noon at First Baptist Church in Galveston. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Bros. Funeral Home.

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