How to submit an obituary

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There will be a private memorial service for family in the coming week.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Catholic Charities in Debbie’s name.

https://catholiccharities.org/what-you-can-do/donate/donate-online-now-and-help-families-in-nee d/

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Mary's family will have visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bay Area Funeral Directors on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery located at 7301 Memorial St., Hitchcock, Texas on Friday, January 19, 2018.

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Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with Pastor N. D. Burkley, Sr. Officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Sign his guest book at www.fieldsjohnson.com

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There will be a public visitation held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with a chapel service starting promptly at 12:00 p.m. The services are being held under the direction of Bay Area Funeral Directors. 409-933-4300. Wwwbayareafuneraldirectors.com

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The family will be hosting a celebration of life gathering for family and close friends at the Bradford’s residence in Texas City on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact Mary Bradford at 409-256-7526.

Private arrangements are pending with Bay Area Funeral Home.

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Memorial services will be held on Saturday January 20, 2018 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX. 77591. A Rosary service will begin at 4:00 p.m, Reverend Daniel De Leon Officiating.

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Laurie, a BOI graduate of O’Connell High School, was preceded in death by her parents, Rose Lee Davis and Glenn Susmilch and nephew, Andrew Susmilch.

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Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Gospel Tabernacle, 1225 Glendale Ave, Beaumont, Texas, with visitation preceding the funeral at 10:00 a.m., also at Gospel Tabernacle. Interment will follow at Old Alta Loma Cemetery, Ave M, Santa Fe, Texas at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests to consider a memorial gift to the building fund at Gospel Tabernacle.

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To celebrate Travis's life, a service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Emken-Linton Funeral Home with Reverend Duane Weis and Reverend Bob Weis officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in League City, Texas. Visitation will precede the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Memorial services for Tom will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Emken Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.

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A visitation will be on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the James Crowder Funeral Home La Marque with a Vigil at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in La Marque with Father Chacko Puthumayil officiating. Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston. A Reception will be at the church hall following the entombment.

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A memorial service in her honor will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Abundant Life Christian Center in La Marque, TX.

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Memorial services will be held on Sunday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church at 17503 El Camino Real, Houston Texas, 77058.

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Funeral Service will be held in Pisgah, Arkansas on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in Penny’s honor, to the Penny Finn Scholarship Fund at the College of the Mainland, Institutional Advancement, 1200 Amburn Rd. Texas City, TX. 77591

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A visitation will be held Thursday, January 18 from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson, TX. Services will be held Friday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, TX.

Joe was a man with over 9 lives and fought till the very end.

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A visitation will be held at Crowder Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Crowder Funeral Home Chapel in Dickinson, TX on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Augusta Cemetery in Grapeland, TX. on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

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Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service. A private graveside service will be attended by family only.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to our charity of choice, The American Cancer Society.

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Memorial services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Reverend Susan Kennard officiating under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.

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Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018 with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Emken Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park.

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A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Scott Family, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511. (281) 585-1000 www.scottfuneralhome.net

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Services will be held at Heights Funeral Home Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11 am, with visitation beginning at 9:30 am. After which we will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine on I-10. The HPD Honor Guard will be present at both, honoring Dale for his service with the Police Dept as well as the US Army. In lieu of flowers, donations to MD Anderson Cancer & Research Center or Alzheimer's Disease Research would be greatly appreciated.

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Funeral mass will be held 11:00am Tuesday January 16, 2018 at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Father Orrin Halepeska Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston. There will be a reception at St Patrick's Auditorium following the burial. The family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

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He was cremated per his wishes and there will be a memorial service at a later date.

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Per her wishes to donate her body to science there will be a “Celebration of Life” held in her honor on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Oleander Room of the Red Roof Inn on Galveston Island.

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A graveside service in Celebration of her Life will be held Wednesday, January 17th, 11:00am at Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Texas.

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A public visitation will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10am under the direction of Bay Area Funeral Directors. 5410 FM 1765, Texas City, Texas 77591.

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There will be a visitation on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.  at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 with interment following at Hayes Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

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Camren Matthew Snider, lifetime resident of Galveston County, passed away January 9, 2018. He was born December 29, 1988.

Private Family Services will be held at a later date.

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Services for Bill will be held at the Tiki Island Chapel Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations may be made to the Tiki Island Chapel in honor of Bill Hayes.

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By Nora’s request, there will be no local service. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery, Rockdale, TX. There will be a gathering after the funeral for family and friends.

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A visitation was held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday January 12, 2018 at Crower Funeral Home in Webster Texas. A funeral service was held at St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church at 10:00 am on Saturday January 13, 2018 followed by interment at Mt Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

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Mr. John Thomas, Jr., 71, passed away on December 31, 2017 in Port Arthur, Texas.

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The Life and Legacy of Deacon Samuel C. Boyd, Sr. will be celebrated on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church, 6333 Highway 6 in Hitchcock, Texas. Visitation will begin at 8:00 am followed by services at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock with Military and Prince Hall Masonic Rites.

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Plans for a service will be announced at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at www.alzfdn.org

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Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2018, at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery, with Pastor Jeff Spielman officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.  www.HayesFuneralHome.com

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Services will be held January 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas.   A celebration of his life is to follow at 8911 Paula Lane, Dickinson.