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The Galveston County Daily News: Obituaries

August 27, 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

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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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Heidi Lynn Freeborn

Heidi Lynn Freeborn died in her beloved mountainside home outside of Jasper, Arkansas the week of August 15th. Heidi was born February 24, 1963 in La Marque, Texas. She was the salutatorian of the class of 1981 for La Marque High School and graduated from Texas A & M in December 1984 with a degree in Applied Mathematics.

Heidi’s ashes will be interred next to her father’s at Forest Lawn Cemetery later this year.

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Funeral Services for Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Clawson, DeRock, Williams, Nalepa

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Sue Ann Anderson

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home in Coushatta, Louisiana, with a family graveside service to follow at Clear Springs Cemetery in Martin, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held in Galveston at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home, 2128 Broadway, with Reverend Raymond Pinard officiating.

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Johnnie Mae Young

Visitation will be held on (Saturday) August 27, 2016 from 9-10:55 a.m., Funeral at 11:00 a.m., both services will be held in the Chapel of TROY B. SMITH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, 9013 Scott Street, Houston, TX 77051, Rev. Horace Lonnie Young, Officiating Interment Mainland Memorial Cemetery (Hitchcock, Texas).

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Virginia Tijerina

A visitation will take place Friday, August 26th, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. A service will be held Saturday August 27th 11:00am at Emken-Linton funeral home with burial to follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.

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Pending Services for Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Jerald D’Wayne Williams, Effie Archie Lewis, Reginal T. Semien,  Sheryl Jean Robinson, Gloria Lee (Harr) Pierson, William Alfred “Gino” Haugh, Oscar Vargas, Alfred Heleodoro Alvarado, Elizabeth Pauline Coufal, LW  Surratt, Robert Hall, Jr., Michael Simpson, Sr.

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John W. (Johnny) Smith, Jr.

A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Funeral Services for Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Baker, Rilat

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Elvin Leon Maxwell

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:30 am, with a service at 10:00 am at Highlands Baptist Church, LaMarque, Texas. Interment follows at Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Texas.

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Robert L. “Pud” Clawson, Sr.

Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX (409) 925-3501. www.HayesFuneralHome.com

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Pending Services for Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Sue Ann Douglas Anderson, Roseanne Kilman, Willie Alexander James Sr

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George David "Dave" Holleway Jr.

George David “Dave” Holleway, Jr., age 79, of Columbus, TX passed away on August 20, 2016.

Please visit www.hennekefuneralhome.com for more detail.

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Sunday 08/21/2016
Joe Maria "Jody" Davila III

Joe Maria "Jody" Davila III went to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, June 18, 2016, after suffering a heart attack. He was 50 years old. Joe was born September 19, 1965 in Texas City, Texas. He attended school in La Marque, Texas.

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James Russell Nalepa

The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Crowder Funeral home in League City, Texas 77573. The memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Crowder Funeral Home in League City with Deacon Sam Dell'Olio officiating. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to the Bay Area S.P.C.A.

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Pending services for Monday, August 22, 2016

Robert Leonard Clawson

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Lavell Williams

Services will be Wednesday August 24, 2016 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Viewing at 1:00 pm Funeral at 2:00 pm with reception following at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

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Brian Mitchell DeRock

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Reverend John Kappe officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX (409) 925-3501. A private cremation was conducted under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.

Memorials in the form of donations may be made in Brian’s name to Wounded Warrior Project, Post Office Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-9917 or 4 The Heroes Foundation, 1351 Weltner Road, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.

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Walton Wayne Crowson

Funeral services for Walton Wayne Crowson will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in the First Baptist Church of Weldon. Burial will follow in the Weldon Cemetery. A memorial service for Wayne will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Nassau Bay Baptist Church, 18131 Nassau Bay Dr., Houston, TX 77058. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you make a donation to either Weldon Baptist Church, 589 C. R. 3500, Lovelady, TX 75851, Weldon Cemetery, 5928 C. R. 3555, Lovelady, TX 75851, Nassau Bay Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice.

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Funeral services for Monday, August 22, 2016

D'Ambra, Williams, Novelli Sr, Joseph

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Saturday 08/20/2016
Sue Wilkinson Baker

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 10:00am in the Chapel of Forest Park East Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Please join us to celebrate her life.

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Herbert Allen Rilat

Herbert Allen Rilat, 85, of Texas City, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Texas City, Texas.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at the funeral home.

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Pending services for Sunday, August 21, 2016

James Russell Nalepa, Brian Mitchell DeRock 

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Larry Dewayne Richardson

Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Northside Baptist Church, with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 AM, Brothers Clay Bowers and Jerry Waye officiating. Burial will be private. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com

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Saseen “Doc” Fredrick Joseph

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 10am at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main, League City, Texas 77573. Celebration of his Life at a future date to be determined Glens Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Saseen Joseph’s name can be made to the Glens Falls Area Youth Center, 60 Montcalm Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

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Funeral services for Sunday, August 21, 2016

Forgus

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Friday 08/19/2016
John D’Ambra

John’s family will receive visitors beginning at 4:00 pm, Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 5:30 pm.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Monday, August 22, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Frank Fabj as Celebrant.  Entombment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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