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The Galveston County Daily News: Obituaries

February 14, 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

Sunday 02/14/2016
Pending Services for Monday, February 15, 2016

Marjorie Lena Crainer

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Ruby Mae Ewing

Funeral services are 10:00 am Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at FirstBaptistChurch in Port Bolivar, Reverend Dennis Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Port Bolivar Community Cemetery on Highway 87 in Port Bolivar under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00pm until 8:00 pm Monday. Food and fellowship will follow the graveside service at the Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department.

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Saturday 02/13/2016
Rodney McKelroy

A memorial service is planned for 2:30 PM, February 21, 2016, at Clear Lake Church of Christ, 938 E. El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX.

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Pending Services for Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mary Grunden

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John (Tati) Henry Baine, Jr.

Visitation will be on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral Service will be at 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Arcadia First Baptist Church in Santa Fe, Texas with Dr. Rick Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas. Pallbearers will be Andy Van Buskirk, Britton King, Shane King, David King, Travis Wright, Jason Wright, Joey Dunn and Justin Dunn. Honorary Pallbearers will be L.P. Kojis, David King, Kenneth Wright, John Armstrong and David Van Buskirk. 

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Mavis Finley

A visitation will be on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. A Graveside Service will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at La Marque Cemetery officiated by Dennis Johns, Minister of Families, and First Baptist Church, Texas City.

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Thelma Means

A graveside funeral service will be held at Hebron Cemetery in Broaddus, Texas on Monday, February 15th at 1:00 PM. Funeral arrangements are being provided by Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas.

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Harriet Rosena Mitchell Armstead

Visitation will begin at 10 AM on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, followed by funeral service at 11:00 Am at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary, with Pastor Steffon Arrington officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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Lorenza J. Murphy

Per her request there will be no service, but you may read her full obituary and send a condolence at www.fieldsjohnson.com

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Friday 02/12/2016
Services for Monday, February 15, 2016

Baker, Means

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Services on Sunday, February 14, 2016

Ford, Schroeder

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Pending obits for Saturday February 13, 2016

John Henry Baine, Jr.

TEXAS CITY — John (TaTi) Henry Baine, Jr., 83, of Texas City passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Arrangements are pending at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.

Marjorie Lena Crainer

GALVESTON — Marjorie Lena Crainer, age 88, of Galveston entered eternal rest Thursday, February 11, 2016 at The Meridian. Funeral arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.

Ruby Mae Ewing

PORT BOLIVAR — Ruby Mae Ewing, age 98, was called home Thursday, February 11, 2016 while surrounded by her loving family at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.

Mary Gertrude Grunden

Mary Gertrude Grunden passed away on February 11, 2016 in La Marque, Texas. Services are in the care of Carnes Funeral Home -Texas City.

Robert Jones

TEXAS CITY — Robert Jones age 67 of Texas City died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at The Lakes. Funeral arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.

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Richard Allen Schroeder

A memorial visitation service in his honor will be held 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with memorial services at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 14, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, Dickinson, Texas under the direction of Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson, Texas.

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Floyd Willie Lewis

Floyd Willie Lewis was called home to be with the Lord, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at St Luke’s Medical Tower in Houston, Texas. He was born February 20th, 1960, in Galveston, Texas to the late Juanita Lewis and Nathan Jackson. Floyd was raised in Galveston, Texas where he attended Ball High School.

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Otis Lee Sapp

GALVESTON — Otis Lee Sapp, 54, of Galveston, Texas passed away, Tuesday, February 2, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

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James (Jim) Arlen Ford

Funeral services with honors will be held at 6:00pm with viewing beginning at 4:00pm on Sunday, February 14th, at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas.

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Dorothy Lois Berman

Dorothy Lois Berman, loving wife and mother, born December 4, 1937, passed away February 1, 2016.

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Funeral Services for Saturday February 13, 2016

Alexander

Celebration of Life Services for Alva Alexander will be held today at 11 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Graveside services will follow at Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery in Houston.

Allums

Celebration of Life Services for Felton Allums will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mainland Funeral Home.

Byrd

Services for Kimberly Byrd will be held today at 12 noon at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mainland Funeral Home.

Cola

Funeral service for Sylvio Cola will be held today at 5 p.m. at Fields Johnson Family Mortuary

Franklin

Funeral service for Robert Franklin will be held today at 11 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Fields Johnson Family Mortuary.

Hayley

Celebration of Life Service for James ‘Jimmy’ Hayley will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City.

Johnson

Graveside service for Margie Johnson will be held today at 11 a.m. at Barentine Cemetery in Longville, Louisiana under the direction of Carnes Bros. Funeral Home in Galveston.

Long

Funeral services for Juanita Long will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hayes Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.

Shankle

Funeral service for Willie Shankle Sr. will be held today at 1 p.m. at Compton Memorial COGIC. He will then be laid to rest at Grace Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Fields Johnson Family Mortuary.

Simmons

Services for Josephine Simmons will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery under the direction of Mainland Funeral Home.

Wright

Funeral service for Caroline Wright will be held today at 10 a.m. at Hayes Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

Yarbrough

Memorial service for Howard Yarbrough will be held today at 11 a.m. at Santa Fe Christian Church under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Pending obits for Friday February 12, 2016

Mavis Finley

TEXAS CITY—Mavis Finley, 84, of Texas City passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Arrangements are pending at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas.

James Arlen Ford

LEAGUE CITY — James Arlen Ford, age 70, of League City died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Funeral arrangements are pending at Carnes Funeral Home 409-765-8080.

Floyd W. Lewis

ANGLETON - Floyd W. Lewis, 53, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at St. Luke Hospital in Houston, Texas. Funeral arrangements are pending with Wynn Funeral Home, (409) 621-1677.

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Juanita Sue Long

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday in the parlor at Hayes Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Jesse Vasquez Lara

A Celebration of Life in honor of Jesse will be held at a later date to respect his last wishes.

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Margie Pauline Smith Johnson

Graveside services are 11:00 am Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Barentine Cemetery 166 Par Road # 236 Longville, Louisiana 70652 under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston.

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James A. “Jimmy” Hayley

If you choose to make a donation in Jimmy’s memory, in lieu of flowers, a Jimmy Hayley Scholarship fund has been established through the Texas City I.S.D. Foundation for the Future to support graduating students from Texas City and La Marque High Schools. Donations can be sent to Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future, 1700 Ninth Avenue North, Texas City 77590, in memory of Jimmy Hayley.

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Sylvio Cola

Visitation will be Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 4PM with funeral services starting at 5:00 PM in the chapel of Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary.

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Christopher David Baker

Funeral Service at 10am on Monday February 15, 2016 at Crowder Funeral Home –851 FM 517 Road West, Dickinson, TX 77539.

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Funeral services for Friday February 12, 2016

Ambroise

Funeral mass for Lawrence Ambroise Jr. will be held today at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary.

Balzano

Memorial services for Lanelle Balzano will be held this afternoon at 6 p.m. at Emken-Linton Funeral Home.

Goodman

Funeral service for Gladys Goodman will be held today at 11 a.m. at Scott Funeral Home.

Hernandez

Funeral service for Gilberto Hernandez Sr. will be held today at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Emken-Linton Funeral Home.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Pending obits for Thursday February 11, 2016

Harriet Armstead

GALVESTON- Harriet Armstead, 94, received her reward of eternal rest on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

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Caroline Wright

Visitation with the family will be 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park.

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Josephine Simmons

The Life of Josephine Simmons, lovingly known as “Josie” will be celebrated by family and friends on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 2920 Highway 3 in Dickinson with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM followed by services at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

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Willie Shankle, Sr.

Visitation will begin at 11AM followed by funeral service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Compton Memorial C.O.G.I.C. He will be laid to rest at Grace Memorial Cemetery.

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James A. “Jimmy” Hayley

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 12th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Dickinson. The body will lie in repose between noon and 1 p.m on Saturday, February 13th, at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. The Celebration of Life Service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.

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Robert Eugene Franklin

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12th from 3-6PM at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM, following a visitation at 9AM on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Hopewell Baptist Church, Texas City. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston.

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Gerald Thomas Crossley

Gerald Thomas “Gerald Thomas “Gerry” Crossley, 62, of Algoa passed away on February 8, 2016 in Webster, Gerald was born on August 27, 1953 in Peoria, Illinois to parents Gordon and Elizabeth (Grable) Crossley

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Kimberly Michelle Byrd

A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving will be held to celebrate the life of Kimberly Michelle Byrd (Dec. 30, 1982 - Feb. 3, 2016) on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church, 6333 Highway 6 in Hitchcock. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM followed by services at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park.

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Lawrence P. Ambroise, Jr.

GALVESTON-Lawrence P. Ambroise, Jr., 90, transitioned to his heavenly life on Friday, February 5, 2016, at UTMB in Galveston, TX.

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Felton W. Allums

Celebration of Life Services for Felton W. Allums (September 28, 1955 - February 4, 2016) of Texas City will be Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Mainland Funeral Home in La Marque with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM followed by services at 11:00 AM. Burial will be 11:30 AM Monday, Feb. 15th at Houston National Cemetery.

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Alva Lee “A.L.” Alexander

A.L.’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Viewing will be held from 9:00a.m.-11:00am, with chapel services following at 11:00am. Graveside services to follow at Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery, located at 13747 Eastex Freeway (HWY 59), Houston, Texas, 77039.

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Funeral Services for Thursday February 11, 2016

Gibson

Funeral mass for Thomas Gibson will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church. Graveside will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.

Leal

Funeral Mass for Margarito Leal will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Bros. Funeral Home.

Starnes

Memorial service for Martin Starnes will be held this evening at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church under the direction of Crowder Funeral Home both in Dickinson.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Lanelle Williams Balzano

Memorial services will be held 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas. A visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m.

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Funeral Services for Wednesday February 10, 2016

Durrett

Memorial service for Linda Durrett will be held this evening at 7 p.m. at Emken-Linton Funeral Home.

Pourchot

Funeral service for Dorothy Pourchot will be held today at 10 a.m. at Hayes Funeral Home.

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Pending obits for Wednesday February 10, 2016

Frankie Biggs

HITCHCOCK – Frankie Biggs, 55, departed this life on, Monday, February 8, 2016, at his residence. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

Sylvio Cola

BEAUMONT- Sylvio Cola, 60, departed this life on, Monday, February 8, 2016, at Baptist Hospital of S.E. Texas in Beaumont. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

Barbara Gabriel

PASADENA - Barbara Gabriel, 80, passed away at her residence on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Funeral arrangements are pending with Wynn Funeral Home, 409)621-1677.

Caroline Estella Wright

SANTA FE – Mrs. Caroline Estella Wright, 76, passed from this life Sunday, February 7, 2016, in La Marque. Funeral services are pending with Hayes Funeral Home (409) 925-3501.

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Howard Zane Yarbrough

A memorial service will be held in his honor at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Santa Fe Christian Church, 13602 FM 1764, Santa Fe, TX.

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Carolyn Jane Pruch Whitehurst

She left us Saturday February 6, 2016 at 11:49 p.m. The family will be holding a private service at a later date with all her friends and family at her home.

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Martin Barron Starnes

A memorial service in his honor will be held 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 11, 2016, Holy Trinity Episicopal Church, Dickinson, Texas.

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Lorene Norman Morris

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Lorene to the Greater Houston Retina Research Foundation for Macular Degeneration, via email to deneva.zamora@houston.com or by phone at 713-394-7520. Donations may also be made to The Houston Food Bank, via their website houstonfoodbank.org.

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Margarito G. Leal

The visitation will be held from 4pm to 8pm Wednesday, February 10, 2016 with a Prayer Vigil to be held at 6:30pm at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home at 1201 Tremont, in Galveston. A Funeral Mass in his honor will be held at 10:00am Thursday, February 11, 2016 at St. Patrick‘s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.

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Nathan Alton Lake

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be March 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Tx.

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Gilberto Hernandez, Sr.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2016 with a Rosary to follow at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016, at St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

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Gladys M. Fitzhenry Goodman

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, February 12, 2016 at Scott Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February, 13 2016 at Memory Gardens Cemetery of Victoria, 8919 US Hwy. 87 North Victoria, Texas 77094.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Pending obits for Tuesday February 9, 2016

Margarito Leal, Sr.

GALVESTON — Margarito Leal, Sr. age 87 of Galveston died surrounded by his loving family Saturday, February 6, 2016 at his residence in Galveston. Funeral arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.

Annie Lucille Sandoval

TEXAS CITY — Annie Lucille Sandoval passed away on February 7, 2016 in Texas City, Texas. Services are in the care of Carnes Funeral Home -Texas City.

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