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The Galveston County Daily News: Obituaries

May 25, 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

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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Laura Ellen Sullivan Stafford

Visitation will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. followed by Celebration of life at 11:00 a.m. at Wynn Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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Bertrille Yvette Williams-Jacob

A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., at St. John Missionary Baptist Church (2917 Sealy)

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Oscar Juarez

A Rosary and Vigil Service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to service time beginning at 5:00 P.M.

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Essie B. Ford Scruggs

Celebratory Services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Rising Star Baptist Church, 302 N. Oak in Texas City with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM followed by services at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Rising Star Cemetery.

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Adriana Maruri

Adriana Maruri, 92, of Texas City passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Bellaire, Texas.

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James Edward Gibbs

Visitation will be held at Wynn Funeral Home on Saturday, May, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a “Celebration of Life” service in the chapel of Wynn Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m.

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W. Laddie Frank

Services for Laddie will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:30pm at Emken-Linton funeral home in Texas City, Texas. Burial to follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas. Visitation will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 beginning at 12:30pm at Emken-Linton funeral home. Following the services there will be a celebration of life at First Christian Church of La Marque, Texas. 

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Lil Amani Dior Ball

Visitation will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, May 23, 2015, followed by a service celebrating her life at 11:00 AM at Gtr. Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church in Texas City, with Rev. Andrew Berry II host pastor, and Rev. Walter Abernathy, eulogist. Burial will follow in Houston Memorial Garden Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Rachel Marie Rodriguez

Visitation will be on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.

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John Alan Williams, Sr.

Funeral services are 12:00 noon Friday, May 22, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Galveston, Dr. Ray Meador officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.  The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 5:00pm until 7:00 pm Thursday.

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Pending obits for Thursday May 21, 2015

Mable Brooks

GALVESTON — Mable Brooks, 95, received her reward of eternal rest on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at her residence in Houston. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

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.

Oscar Juarez

LA MARQUE — Oscar Juarez, age 50, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at The Laurel House in La Marque. Funeral arrangements are pending with J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home.

Amynell Kirby

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

Benneta Iona Swanner Parks

DICKINSON — Benneta Iona Swanner Parks, age 69, of Dickinson, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City.

Peter Henry Preacher, Jr.

LA MARQUE — Peter Henry Preacher, Jr. age 71, of La Marque died Saturday, May 2, 2015 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Arrangements are pending at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

Betty J. Franklin Towers

GALVESTON — Betty J. Franklin Towers, 75, departed this life on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at UTMB Hospital. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

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Funeral Services for Thursday May 21, 2015

Alvarado

Services for Anton Alvarado will be held today at 1 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

Medina

Celebration of Life for Erminia Medina will be held today at 10 a.m. at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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Bianca “Blanche” D’Ascenzo Fleming

There will be a memorial service, officiated by Deacon Dennis Hickey, to celebrate her life at Pasadena Funeral Chapel, 2203 Pasadena Boulevard, Pasadena, Texas, (713-473-6206) on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:00 am.  There will be a reception following the memorial service in the Reception Hall.

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Frankie Lee Jackson

Funeral Services are 7:00pm Friday, May 22, 2015 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00pm Friday. Graveside services are 11:00 am Saturday at Live Oak Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston.

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Patricia Shaw McCormick

Guests are invited to share in the Celebration of Life Visitation for Patricia from 2 - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2015 with Memorial Services to follow at Carnes Funeral Home -Texas City.

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Ella Marie Earls

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00 followed by the Homegoing Celebration at 2:00 p.m. at Wynn Funeral Home.

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Henry Eugene Feigle, Sr.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Easterly Baptist Church.

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Jesse Bertrand

A Public Visitation will be Thursday, May 21, 2015 beginning at 5:00 PM  until 8:00 PM.  Both Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX  77591.  Rosary at 10:00 AM followed by Funeral Ceremony Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM  at Carnes Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Mt Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, TX. 

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Clyde Eldon Smith Jr.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.  Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Friday, May 22, 2015 at James Crowder Funeral Home, with Mike Dunn, officiating.  Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

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Funeral Services for Wednesday May 20, 2015

Broussard

Celebration of Life Service for Ta’Shawn Broussard will be held today at 11 a.m. at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park under the direction of Mainland Funeral Home.

Brown

Graveside services for Billy Brown will be held today at 10 a.m. at Salem Cemetery in Bloomburg.

Cavazos

Celebration of Life Service for Henry Cavazos will be held today from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at The University of Texas Medical Branch, William Levin Hall under the Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City.

Owen

Funeral service for Elaine Owen will be held today at 11 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

Vickery

Services for Henry Vickery Jr. will be held today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Texas City. Interment will be at Forest Park East Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City.

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Pending obits for Wednesday May 20, 2015

Jesse Bertrand

Funeral Services are pending for Jesse Bertrand, 28 of La Marque, TX with Bay Area Funeral Parlor.

James Edward Gibbs

James Edward Gibbs, 70, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Veterans Hospital in Houston, TX.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Wynn Funeral Home (409) 621-1677.

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David James Houston

Memorial services commemorating David’s life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock.

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Mary Louise Perkins

Mary now will join Perk in the Caribbean Sea on the coast of Aruba her favorite place to visit, with a small private ceremony with family and friends.

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Francis Berchmans Quinn, Jr., M.D.

Francis Berchmans Quinn, Jr., M.D. died May 10, 2015 at John Sealy Hospital, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. Dr. Quinn was Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dennis Ray Hartman

Dennis’ family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 21st, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Friday, May 22nd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oleander Cemetery in Galveston.

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Robert “Bobby” Cecil Anders, Jr.

A Memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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Ramona Falcon

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at Crowder in Dickinson. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dickinson.

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Anton “Tony” Alvarado

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, in Hitchcock.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Pending obits for Tuesday May 19, 2015

Amani Dior Ball

LA MARQUE — Amani Dior “Nugget” Ball, God’s little angel returned back home to heaven on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at UTMB Hospital. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

Marjorie Lou Cochrane

Marjorie Lou Cochrane passed away on Saturday, May 16th 2015 in Texas City, Texas. Arrangements are pending with Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City.

Beritrille Jacobs

TEXAS CITY — Ms. Beritrille Jacobs, 45, received her reward of eternal rest on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Rio at Mainland Center in Texas City. Service arrangements are entrusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary. (409) 762-8470

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Funeral services for Tuesday May 19, 2015

Bostelmann

Funeral mass for Sylvia Bostelmann will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church followed by Committal Rites at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City.

Griffith

Funeral service for Verna Griffith will be held today at 10 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park.

Miller

Memorial service for Dolores Miller will be held today at 4 p.m. at First Christian Church under the direction of Emken-Linton Funeral Home.

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