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Clafin, Scott

SCOTT CLAFIN DIED AT LISSIE LAST NIGHT

Mr. Scott Clafflin[sic], step-son of Mr. John N. Lee of Lissie, died at that place last night, after an illness of some duration. The deceased was very popular with all who knew him and his death is sincerely regretted. The funeral will take place this (Friday) afternoon with interment in the Lakeside cemetery.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 22, 1913, page 2

Claiborne, Dalby

Eagle Lake Items

Died, at the residence of Mrs. Waddell, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Claiborn[sic], last Friday night, after a long nd painful illness. Our sympathy are extended the bereaved parents in this great affliction. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, November 22, 1888, page 3

Claiborne, Robert N.

Mr. R. N. Claborn[sic], an old and prominent citizen of this place died Monday night after a long and painful illness, and was buried in the Masonic cemetery, Tuesday evening. The bereaved family have our sympathies.--Eagle cor. Citizen.

Weimar Mercury, March 26, 1892

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Clare, Hilda B.

MRS. HILDA CLARE, 49, BURIED HERE SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Clare, 49, of La Marque, were held at City Cemetery last Saturday, Hubbard Funeral Home directing. The Lutheran minister of La Marque officiated.

Mrs. Clare was the adopted daughter of Mrs. Mary Brunkenhoefer, with whom she made her home. There are no other immediate survivors.

She died at a San Antonio hospital last Thursday after a lingering illness.

Weimar Mercury, May 12, 1950, page 1

Clare, Mary Frances Hopkins

Clare, Mary Frances Hopkins

Mary Frances Hopkins Clare, 95, passed away in Childress on March 17.

She was born in Garwood on Sept. 1, 1913 to John J. Hopkins Sr. and Kate Gillespie Hopkins.

On June 19, 1937, she married John S. Clare Jr. Mary Frances attended school in Garwood and San Marcos State Teachers’ College. She taught school, but gave up her career to become a homemaker and raise her children. While residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, she worked at the Internal Revenue Service. She was a member of Fairview Church of Christ in Austin and remained so after she moved from Austin to Childress three years ago. She belonged to and served as president of Daughters of the American Revolution, American Association of Retired Persons, Welcome to Austin Club and was active in the Ladies Lions Club. She enjoyed her family and her church. She excelled at cooking, sewing, playing bridge and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Kate Waters; brothers, John J. Hopkins Jr. and James G. Hopkins.

She is survived by daughters Carol Deaver and husband John of Memphis, Texas and Nancy Ball, of Austin and a son, John H. Clare of Austin; grandchildren, Dan Deaver of Seattle, Wash., Nick Deaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., Ian Clare and wife Melinda of Cincinnati, Anneliese Clare of Cincinnati; and adopted granddaughter, Rosemary Wiley and Carl of Childress.

Funeral services took place Saturday, March 21 at 3 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, with Brother George McCall officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers included John Clare, Ian Clare, John Deaver, Nick Deaver, Bill Kuchar and Kenneth Brune.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Texas Lions camp for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029.

Colorado County Citizen, March 25, 2009
Courtesy of The Citizen

Clark, Edna Ruth (Austin)

Edna Ruth Austin Clark

Edna Ruth Austin Clark passed away Wednesday, March 4 at the Grace Care Center in Katy surrounded by her children at the age of 86.

She was born December 15, 1922 in Eagle Lake to Henry and Edna Ruth Karlson Austin.

Edna Ruth graduated from Eagle Lake High School and Houston Business College. She then went to work for the Texas Employment Commission in Houston.

She married Norman L. (Dutch) Clark on March 30, 1947 at the Colly Memorial Methodist Church in Eagle Lake. They made their home in Houston and she began her life as mother and homemaker--the role that she loved and that she did so well.

She and her family moved to Eagle Lake in 1964 where she made her home until her death. After her children were in school, she worked for Farmer’s Supply, K.R. Abel Trucking and the Eagle Lake Community Hospital.

Edna Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and her two brothers, John Lewis Austin and his wife, Mary Webb Austin, and Henry Lorane Austin; and her niece, Karla Jean Austin Marek.

Edna Ruth leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Norm Clark and wife, Loueva, of College Station, Diane Rohan and husband, Frank, of Wallis, Roger Clark and wife, Stephanie, of Richmond, and Greg Clark and wife, Mary, of Houston; grandchildren, Ron Rohan and wife, Lori, of Van Vleck, Tammy Horelica of Wallis, Cari Clark of Arlington, Jason Clark and wife, Charlene, of Clear Lake, Franky Rohan of Austin, Amy Rohan of Wallis, Zach Clark and wife, Stefanie, of College Station, Austin and Tyler Clark of Houston; step-grandchildren Tori and Courtney Horelica of Wallis: great-grand children Brandon and Brody Rohan, Shane and Samantha Horelica, and Andrew Flanagan; step-great-great-grandchildren, Alyssa Cassasa and Alana Kinsey; sister-in-law, Robbie Beene; nephews, H.L. Austin and wife, Susan, Tim Austin and wife, Maria; niece, Sally Austin Brown and her husband, Pete; cousins, Johnette Milam, Bill Karlson and wife, Florence, and Bonnie Murphy and husband, Mike, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service was held at the First United Methodist Church in Eagle Lake on Friday, March, 6 at 10 a.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Ardie Nelson, music was provided by her son, Roger Clark, and the eulogy by her son, Norm Clark. Interment followed at the Chesterville Community Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ron Rohan, Jason Clark, Franky Rohan, Zach Clark, H.L. Austin and Tim Austin. Honorary Pallbears were Shane Horelica, Austin Clark, Tyler Clark, Brandon Rohan, Brody Rohan, and Andrew Flanagan.

The family requests that memorials be made in Edna Ruth Clark’s name to the First United Methodist Church in Eagle Lake. She will be remembered by her family and friends as an example of love, caring and charity.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 12, 2009

Clark, George Madison "Jim"

George Madison “Jim” Clark

George Madison “Jim” Clark passed away peacefully on May 12.

George was born March 9, 1938 in Houston to George Maltby Clark and Eula Pauline Austin Clark.

He is survived by a son, Gregory Clark; and an aunt, Anna Maye Gandy; niece, Lori Leatherwood and husband, Del; nephews, Mike Thomas and wife, Joan, Geryk Thomas and wife, Shyree and Patrick Thomas and wife, Michelle; great nieces and nephews, Matt and Lorin Leatherwood, Chad and Courtnea Thomas, Christian Mazzini and Ethan Thomas; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Jim was the owner of Cowboy Truck Parts in Houston for many years. He then owned a leather shop in Bandera, Texas before relocating to Eagle Lake in 2000 to open Eagle Lake Leather Shop.

Jim was a throwback to the old West. He truly had an artistic gift, which showed in his meticulous leatherwork, his many drawings, and his love for musical instruments.

As Reverend Ardith Nelson so appropriately relayed in a poem, Jim was a “Good Feller”.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, George and Pauline Clark; sister, Patricia Clark Walters; an infant son, Christopher Austin Clark; and his grandparents, Tom and Ethel Austin and Oscar and Mary Clark.

Funeral services were led by Reverend Nelson and held Friday, May 15 at Eagle Lake Funeral Home with burial at Lakeside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Thomas, Patrick Thomas, Del Leatherwood, Matt Leatherwood, Christian Mazzini, H. L. Austin and Tim Austin.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 21st, 2009

Clark, Joyce (Woods)

Joyce Woods Clark

Joyce Woods Clark, 72 of Columbus, died Sept. 15.

She was born on May 7, 1937 to Richard and Willie Mae Woods in Columbus. She was a graduate of Columbus Colored High School. She accepted Christ at an early age, was an active member of the choir and served on the usher board of New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church for many years.

She was a loving person and was always willing to give. She supported her family and friends in every way she could without complaints or hesitation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Willie Mae Woods; and brother, Thomas Woods.

She is survived by her children, Willis and wife Rose, Delores and husband Willie, and Larry; grandchildren, Willis Jr., Walon, Randall and wife Shanieka, De’Shawn, Marc, Jon, Eric and Shaquille; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Williams and Loretta Walker; brothers, Herman, Lenius, Charles, Ben, Ernest, James Harvey and Robert; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sept. 21 at New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church, 833 Preston St. in Columbus, with the Rev. Joseph Hargrove officiating. Services were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home of Columbus. Burial followed in Gay Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Washington, Jon Woods, Eric Woods, Marc Woods, Walon Woods and Michael Coleman. Honorary pallbearers were her brothers and nephews

Colorado County Citizen, September 22, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Clark, Leander "Oscar"

Last Rites Held For L. O. Clark, Former Chesterville Man

Funeral services were conducted here Tuesday afternoon. August 24th at 2:00 o'clock p.m. the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home for L. O. Clark., 71, of Houston and formerly a citizen of the Chesterville Community  for over twenty years.  Mr. Clark died at Herman Hospital in Houston Sunday morning, August 23rd following a heart attack two weeks ago. -------.  The Rev. D. Rhea Allison, Pastor of Colly Memorial Methodist Church, officiated at the services. Interment in Lakeside Cemetery.  Mrs. A.E. Gleghorn and Mrs. D. Rhea Allison rendered a favorite hymn and were accompanied by Mrs. H.J. Cosgrove at the Piano. Pallbearers were S.O. Boothe, F. E. McLain, Wm. Spalinger, Ernest Seaholm Ben Anderson and Sam Davidson.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Anderina Clark; three sons: L. M Clark of Lake Jackson; D.M. Clark of Houston, and N.L. Clark Richmond; and one daughter, Mrs. H.R. Backhus of Conroe.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Leander Oscar Clark was born October 23, 1881 in Kentucky.   In 1912 he moved to the Chesterville community where he and his family resided until 1934.  During that time he was engaged in farming and was one of the successful farmers of the community.  He and his family made countless friends in the community, all of whom join in extending deepest sympathy to the family of the deceased.

Eagle Lake Headlight; August  27, 1953
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Clark, Mary Anderina (Larsen)

Final Rites Held Here Wed. For Mrs. Mary Clark

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10th, for Mrs. Mary Anderina Clark, sister of Louis Larsen of this city, Mrs. Clark, a former resident of Chesterville, passed away at 2:20a.m. Tuesday in the Laughlin Hospital after a month long  illness.  The Rev. Marvin Crow, Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, officiated at the services held in Mill-Bauer Funeral Home.  Mrs. Dexter Anderson and Mrs. Jay Anderson sang favorite hymns, “God Be With You,” “In the Garden,” and “Just a Closer Walk.”  Burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.  Mrs. Clark was born on May 21, 1884 in Bloomfield, Mo., to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Larsen.  She was married July 2, 1905 in Bloomfield to Oscar Clark.  The family resided for a time in Chesterville and later in Houston. Surviving are: three sons, L.M. Clark of Lake Jackson, George M. Clark of Houston and Norman L. Clark of Victoria; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Backhus of  Conroe; two brothers, Tom B. Larsen of Houston and Louis Larsen of Eagle Lake; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Krunnfust of Elgin, Ill., also surviving are ten grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church of Houston.

Eagle Lake Headlight; October 11. 1962
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Clark, Pauline (Austin)

Pauline Austin Clark

Pauline Austin Clark, 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 19th at the Heart & Vascular Institute in Houston.

Pauline was born August 28, 1915 in Eagle Lake to Ethel Magee Austin and Thomas E. Austin weighing only one and a half pounds at birth.

She grew up in Eagle Lake and married George Maltby Clark on September 11, 1933.

A very devoted wife, mother and homemaker, she followed her husband as he worked in the oil business throughout Texas.

George and Pauline had two children, Patricia Clark Walters and George Madison "Jim" Clark.

In 1952, they settled in Houston. In 1976, George retired and he and Pauline returned to Eagle Lake. They celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries at the Farris Hotel.

After 65 years of marriage, Pauline lost George on June 17th, 1999. Pauline lost her beloved daughter Pat on March 10, 2006 to cancer.

Pauline had been a member of Lakewood Church in Houston since the 1950's when it was in its original location on East Houston Road. Pauline was a strong, graceful woman whose beauty radiated inside and out.

She was devoted to her family and friends. Her faith and devotion to God was unwavering.

We will carry her spirit and strength with us throughout our lives.

She was a remarkable woman and will be sorely missed. Our comfort is that she is at peace in Heaven.

She is survived by her loving son, Jim Clark of Eagle Lake; sister Anna May Gandy of Garrison, Texas: grandchildren: Mike Thomas and wife, Joan, Geryk Thomas and wife, Shyree, Lori Leatherwood and husband, Del, Patrick Thomas and wife, Michelle, Greg Clark: great-grandchildren: Courtnea and Chad Thomas, Matt and Lorin Leatherwood, Christian Mazzini and Ethan Thomas. She is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

Her husband of 65 years, George Clark, her daughter, Patricia Clark Walters, her parents, Tom & Ethel Austin, her brothers, Cordell and William "Sonny" Austin, preceded Pauline in death.

Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in the Chapel at Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Reverend Ardith Nelson of the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake officiated the service.

Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Mike Thomas, Patrick Thomas, Del Leatherwood, Matt Leatherwood, Christian Mazzini, Norman Clark, Greg Clark and Roger Clark. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 23rd, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Clark, Tyler Thatcher "Tip"

Clark

Tyler Thatcher Clark, 86, of Columbus, passed away May 11.

He was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Ennis to John T. and Deborah S. (Phillips) Clark. He graduated from Ennis High School in 1935, attended Trinity University and graduated from Rice University in 1941. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1947, he married Frances deGarmo Payne. For many years, he owned a business in Columbus and later managed a business in Garwood. Tip was active in community affairs, including serving as a city councilman for four years, being a founding member of the Magnolia Homes Tour, a member of the Rotary Club and a supporter of the Live Oak Art Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

He is survived by his son, Daniel F. Clark of Studio City, Calif.; and brother, John C. Clark of Winter Park, Fla.

A memorial service will be conducted at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 22, followed by a gathering at his home.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Live Oak Art Center, Nesbitt Memorial Library or to the charity of your choice.

The Colorado County Citizen, May 19, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Clark, Woodrow W.

Last Rites for Woodrow W. Clark Thurs.

Woodrow W. Clark passed away at his home Wednesday, September 20th at 4:15 a.m. bringing sadness to his family and friends. He had been in ill health for quite some time.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 21st, from the chapel of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. with interment in the Lakeside Cemetery. The Rev. Tom Hanus, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Churches, officiated at the services.

Casketbearers were James Gertson, Larry Austin, Herbert Cavazos, Larry Contreras, Ted Olvera and Morris Morales.

Mr. Clark was born February 16, 1916 at Buckhart, Missouri. His parents were Tressie and Francis Lewis Clark. He resided in Katy and Eagle Lake during his life time. His occupation, before becoming ill, was a painter and he was owner of Club 1093.

In Eagle Lake, on January 7, 1968, he and Josephine Powell were united in marriage.

Survivors include his wife; a step-daughter, Betty Ann Powell, and a step-son, Billy Joe Powell; two sisters Mrs. Merle Hough of Brenham and Mrs. Pearl Woods of Houston.

Friends extend sympathy to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 28, 1978, page 3

Class, Alice (Braden) Golla

Class

Funeral services were held for Alice Braden Class Monday, January 18 from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Bernard Snoch officiating.

Burial was at St. Roch's Catholic Cemetery in Mentz.

Alice Braden Class was born October 5, 1908 in Mentz to William J. Braden and Addle Miller Braden. She married Oscar Class.

Mrs. Class was a housewife and a Catholic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Class, March 7, 1980.

Survivors include a son, J., W. Golla of Mentz; sister, Mrs. Pats (Willie) Heger of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Alton Kanek, Thomas Kanek, Gary Heger, Wade Cernosek, Gordon Maertz, Johnny Matula and George Hagan.

Colorado County Citizen, January 21, 1988, page 2

Class, Clara (Menke)

Clara (Menke) Class, 80, of Bernardo, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 1994, in an Eagle Lake Hospital.

Born April 10, 1914, in Weimar, she was the daughter of John G. and Helen J. (Roben) Menke. On Jan. 10, 1933, she married George A. Class. Mrs. Class had resided in Bernardo for the past 38 years and was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz, St. Roch Altar Society and Sons of Hermann Lodge 243 of Bernardo.

Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at St. Roch Catholic Church with Father Dan Morales officiating. Interment followed in St. Roch Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Danny Hill, Daryl Hill, Kent Brod, Rusty Class, Jason Class and Scott Hill.

Mrs. Class is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Beatrice and A. J. Hill and Robbie and Karen Brod, all of Bernardo; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie and Barbara Class, also of Bernardo; sister, Mary Peikert of Alleyton; brother, Fred Menke of Bernardo; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, on Dec. 4, 1963; sisters, Annie Smith, Adela Witte, Lena Class and Hattie Ladewig and brothers, Eddie Menke, John Menke and Henry Menke.

Colorado County Citizen, October 12, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Class, George Adam

George A. Class Dies While on Job; Funeral Friday

George A. Class, 55, of Bernardo died suddenly yesterday at 7:40 a.m. at the Precinct 3 warehouse in Frelsburg where he was employed by Precinct 3.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in Columbus Funeral home with continued services at St. Roch’s Catholic church in Mentz. Rev. Gedeon Stram will conduct the services.

Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Class fell near a pile of lumber and was believed to have died instantly of a heart attack.

Survivors nclude his widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. A. J. Hill of Bernardo and Mrs. Karen Brod of Columbus; a son, Jimmie Class; one sister, Mrs. Ed Matzke; and two brothers, Otto and Oscar Class.

Burial will be in St. Roch’s cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, December 5, 1963, page 1

Class, Lena H. (Menke)

Lena H. Class

Lena H. Class passed away Friday at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
Funeral services were held Sunday at St. Roch's Catholic Church, Mentz, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, with Fr. Bernard Snoch officiating.

The Rosary was held Sunday at Henneke Funeral Home. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Lena Class was born June 5, 1905 in Oldenburg, Germany to John Oltman and Helen Rober Menke.

She married Otto Class, deceased, on December 28, 1935.

Survivors include her daughters, Gussie Mazoch Wilma Lamberth, Virginia Peikert of Cat Spring. Bernice Peikert of Sealy, Erna Mae Schriefer, Dorothy Scheffler of Houston and Helen Cervenka of Stafford; two sons, Lee John Niemeyer of Hockley and Otto John Class, Jr. of Sealy; three sisters, Clara Class of Bernardo, Mary Peikert of Alleyton, and Hattie Ladewig of Cypress; I brother, Fred Menke of Cat Spring; 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Larry Pelkert, Henry Mazoch, Jr. Lester Lamberth, Robert Schriefer, Glenn Peikert, Kevin Class, Daniel Mazoch and Henry Dee Lamberth.

Colorado County Citizen, March 29, 1984, page 2 

Class, Oscar J.

Had visited wife at Hospital

Retired Mentz Farmer, 69, Killed In Headon Collision

A 69-year-old resident of the Mentz community east of Columbus was killed and two teenage girls in the other car were injured in head-on crash at 6:05 p.m. Friday on the Mentz road.

Pronounced dead at the scene by JP, Richard C. Schmidt, was Oscar Class, a retired rancher, who was returning to his home after visiting his wife in the Columbus hospital.

Driver of the other car was Susan Miller, 17, and her passenger was Rhonda Braden, 15. Both are Mentz residents and related to Class through marriage. They were driving to a show at Columbus.

Miss Braden received a head blow and was complaining of dizziness, DPS Trooper Gary Eden said. She was transferred from Columbus hospital to Houston but was back home early this week.

Miss Miller had an abrasion on her forehead and a cut on her left knee.

The cars met just about center of the road as they topped a rise, Eden said, and stayed in the road.

Both Cars, Class's a 1975 Chevrolet and Miss Miller's a 1974 Buick, were total wrecks.

Funeral services for Mr. Class were held Sunday afternoon from Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, with burial in St. Roch's Catholic Cemetery at Mentz. Rev. Bernard Snock officiated.

A 48-year resident of Mentz, he served on the county school board for 20 years and only recently had resigned as precinct election judge after many years in that post. He was a member of the Independent Cattlemen's Association.

Born Dec. 2, 1910, at Eagle Lake, he was a son of George and Tracey (Warning) Class. He married Alice Braden Golla who survives him, along with a stepson, J. W. Golla of Mentz; and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Matzke of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Annie Keyser of Alleyton.

Weimar Mercury, March 13, 1980
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Clausen, George J.

DIED.

CLAUSEN.--On Tuesday, April 21, 1885, George J. Clausen, at Columbus, Texas.

Columbus, Houston and Galvestonpapers please copy. [Place of interment unknown]

New York Times, April 23, 1885.
Submitted by Bill Stein

Clawson, Agnes Julia

Mrs. Clawson of Baytown Buried Here

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Julia Clawson, 70, of Baytown were held Friday, Oct. 8, from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Baytown, with Msgr. Joseph P. O'Sullivan officiating.

Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery here.

Mrs. Clawson died Oct. 5.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeanette Patterson of Angleton and Doris Clawson of Baytown; one son, Leonard Clawson of Highlands, five grandchildren; and two sisters, Lydia Ptacek of Baytown and Edith Flores of Crosby.

Weimar Mercury, October 14, 1982

Clay, Dennis

The Colorado Citizen says Dennis Clay, a colored man, belonging to a military company there called the “Black Guards,: while maneuvering with the company with a loaded gun, was killed by the accidental discharge of the gun, the ball passing out of the top of his head, having entered beneath the chin. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Gimlet, June 3, 1886

Clayborne, Amos Lloyd

Clayborne

Funeral services were held for Amos Lloyd Clayborne, age 56, on Friday, July 11 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. B. A. Miller officiating and under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home.

Burial was at the Willing Workers Cemetery. Mr. Clayborne was born to Pryor and Ida Mae Clayborne, Jr. on November 29, 1928. He attended school in Columbus and served in the Korean War.

Pallbearers were Charles Woods, Robert Woods. Jody Green, Limmie Evans, Manuel Rios and Rudy Torres.

Honorary pallbearers were Clay S. Denley, Richard. Woods, Pablo Perez and Hal Scott.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Woods Clayborne, two sons, Willis of Victoria and Larry of Columbus and one daughter, Deloris of Houston; his mother Mrs. Ida Mae Clayborne of Columbus; four brothers, Fred, James and Wilbert Clayborne of Houston, Robert E. Clayborne of Omaha, Ne.; five sisters, VerIia Clayborne of Houston, Alice Drake, Ruth Cummins arid Ora Lee Smith of Columbus, Ola Mae Brown of Pomona, Ca.; six grandsons; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, a brother and sister.

Colorado County Citizen, July 17, 1986

Clayborne, Archie "Arthur"

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank everyone for kindnesses shown at the passing of our dear one.  Thanks for the flowers, cards, and food.  Thanks to Rev. Lavalle Lowe Jr. and the Robinson Funeral home.

Marina Claiborne and family.

[Interred in Columbus City Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, February 6, 1958, page 11
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Clayborne, Pryor Jr.

Clayborne

Funeral services for Mr. Pryor Clayborne Jr. were held Feb. 20 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus, Rev. Barbara Miller officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home.

Mr. Clayborne died Feb. 16 at Columbus Community Hospital.

Interment was in Willing Workers Cemetery.

He was born on April 5, 1897 In Columbus to Pryor Clayborne Sr. and Laura Williams Clayborne.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Clayborne, five sons, James, Wilbert, and Fred, all of Houston, Robert of La Vista, Nebraska, and Amos of Columbus: five daughters, Ola Mae Brown of Pomona, California, Ms. Verlla Clayborne of Houston, Mrs. Ora Lee Smih[sic], Mrs. Alice Faye Drake and Mrs. Ruth Cummings, all of Columbus.

He also leaves seven sisters, two brothers, 15 grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Carl Clayborne, Keith Cummings. Roy Glover, Robert Scott, Larry Woods, and Willis Woods.

Colorado County Citizen, February 28, 1985, page 2

Clayton, Albert Ray

Eagle Lake Negro Stabbed to Death

A 24-year-old Eagle Lake Negro man is in jail here awaiting September grand jury action on a charge of stabbing to death another Negro man on an Eagle Lake street about 7:30 p.m. last Friday, according to Sheriff J. O. Walker.

Rufus Tillmann is charged with murdering Albert Ray Clayton, about 25, a former convict, by stabbing him in the left chest with a 2 1/2-inch bladed pocket knife.

Sheriff Walker said that Tillman made a statement concerning the stabbing, claiming that Clayton was attacking him with a knife.

Asked about the reason for the altercation on a street in the Mill addition of Eagle Lake, Sheriff Walker said that they’re always over “money or women,” but he did not elaborate.

He said that Clayton staggered a short distance from where the fight took place to the driveway of a home where he was discovered by Edwin Holloway, who drove up in a car. Holloway took Clayton to the hospital but he was dead on arrival, the sheriff said.

Sheriff Walker and Night Patrolman James Adams investigated the case.

Clayton was sentenced to 5 years in the penitentiary by a Colorado county jury in May, 1951 on a charge of robbing Willie Perry of $30 by assault.

He had also been indicted on a charge of burglarizing the L. W. Stiles home in Eagle Lake in September, 1949 but received a 2-year suspended sentence. Tyree Price was also indicted in this same case.

District court records also show that a Ruben (Bubba) Tillmann was indicted in September, 1949, along with a Tyree Price, for burglarizing the Stiles home but no record was available about outcome of the case. Officers said that the Rufus Tillmann in last Friday’s case is not the same Tillmann. [Clayton was buried in Farmers’ Improvement Society’s cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, May 31, 1956, page 1

Clayton, Jodie (Rim)

Jodie Rim-Clayton, 83, died Thursday, Dec. , 1994.

Born Oct. 28, 1911, in Weimar, she was the daughter of Mose and Fannie Rim. She was a Member of Providence Baptist Church, Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held Dec. 10, at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Coby Shorter Jr. officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus. [Place of burial unknown. Possibly Farmers Improvement Society. That is where her husband is buried.]

Mrs. Rim-Clayton is survived by her daughter-in-law, Thelma Clayton of eagle Lake; a son-in-law, Eddie Winn of Houston; 22 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Clayton Sr. and their four children, Hollis Clayton Jr., Albert R. Clayton, Robert (R.D.) Clayton and Lillie Winn.

Colorado County Citizen, December 14, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Clayton, Thelma Mae (Brown)

Thelma Mae Brown-Clayton

Thelma M. Clayton entered her eternal rest December 29 at the age of 77.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Winfrey and Veola; her husband of 41 years, Hollis Clayton Jr.; four brothers, Winfrey Jr., Clyde, Clarence, and James; a son-in-law, Kenneth James; and a great-grandchild, Ar-Raheem Connors.

Thelma was born August 31, 1928 in Eagle Lake to Winfrey Brown Sr. and Veola Boykins-Brown.

She accepted Christ in 1942 under Rev. C.H. Hayten at Friendship Baptist Church, and was later united with North Lake Baptist Church in 1980 in Eagle Lake, where Joe H. James is pastor.

She graduated from E.H. Henry High School and attended Hicks Beauty School in San Antonio.

Mrs. Clayton lived most of her life in Eagle Lake where she was a beautician and a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Deborah King and husband, Sam, of Houston, Jacqueline Clayton of Eagle Lake, Tonny Clayton and Betty Perrino of Columbus, Larry Clayton of Eagle Lake, Jo Trahan of Houston, Vickie Reed and husband, Homer, of Dallas, Iris Rene Clayton and Willie banks Jr. of Eagle Lake, Joyce Dickerson of Houston, Ike Clayton and wife, Sonya, of Eagle Lake, and Emelda Stredick of Eagle Lake; two sisters, Inola Johnson of Eagle Lake and Eloise Wright of San Antonio; grandchildren, Terri Clayton (whom she raised as her own), Debra, Derrick, Mia, Allen and Leslie all of Houston, Kristie of Victoria, Rayshun, Shanique, Derrick, Jack and Maia of Eagle Lake, Sameka and Dale of Columbus, LaShanna serving active military duty in Iraq; several great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 6 at 11 a.m. from Providence Baptist Church in Eagle Lake, Rev. C. Shorter Jr., pastor; Rev. Joe H. James officiating. Interment followed in the Community East Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Final arrangements were entrusted to Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home in La Grange.

Pallbearers were Mar J. Johnson, Gerry W. Henderson, Willis J. Johnson, Joe Wright Jr., Paul L. Smith, Antonio Tamez, Albert J.Johnson and Billy R. Winn.

Honorary pallbearers were Tonny A. Clayton, Ike D. Clayton, Homer J. Reed, Derrick J. Henderson, Larry O. Clayton, Samuel L. King, Antonie Hilton and Rayshun Spears.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss,  

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 29, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Clayton, William Grady

W. G. Clayton, 67, Former School Head Here, Succumbs

William Grady Clayton, well known educator and former Columbus businessman, is to be buried this afternoon following services at 3 p.m. in Columbus Funeral home, Rev. W. F. Hathaway of the Methodist church will officiate.

The former Columbus school superintendent, in bad health many years, died at 4 a.m.yesterday in Columbus hospital. He became critically ill last weekend.

Mr. Clayton was 67. He was born in Rusk county Oct 10, 1893, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Clayton.

He joined the Columbus school system in 1927, and took a leave of absence from the superintendent's position in 1944 because of his health. He did not return to the school job, and later opened a Firestone store which he operated several years.

He retired from business several years ago because of heart trouble.

Mr. Clayton was a member of the Methodist church, was a Mason and Shriner. Before his health failed, he was an enthusiastic golfer.

He and Mrs. Clayton had lived here 33 years and both were in the school system at the same time. Mrs. Clayton is principal of the elementary school now.

Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. M. C. Clayton of Dallas; 4 sisters, Mrs. Maude Parker of Garland, Mrs. J.M. Prince, Mrs. H.L. Terrell and Mrs. Carl Tripp of Dallas; and 2 brothers, Col Travis Clayton of San Antonio and Beauford Clayton of Cushing.

Pallbearers will be School Supt. Marley Giddens, R. L. McMillian, H. A. Schroeder Sr., W. A. Struss, Charles Rutta, E. G. Miller, J. D. and Sam K. Seymour.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, November 2, 1960

Clemente, Harvie Shirley (Stephens)

Clemente

Harvie Shirley Stephens Clemente, 82, of Columbus, passed away July 18 at her home.

She was born Nov. 13, 1925 in Columbus to Mark and Minnie Mae Stephens. She lived in Houston for 10 years and traveled through California and many other states before settling in N.Y. She moved back to Columbus in 1989.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Earline Haynes; and brothers, Lell Stephens, Henry Stephens and Mark Stephens Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Jose Clemente; brother, Jerome Stephens; sisters, Wilma Hargrove, Bettie Ann Neil and Mary Wilson; daughters, Milta Silva Jones and Stacy Parker Blake; grandchildren, Wayne, Shirley and David Martir and John Roman; and great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 28 at Ben Davis Funeral Home with pastors, Wes Jacobson and David James officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Martin Jr., Jose Clemente and immediate family members. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Martin, Pablo Gomez Nazario, Jerome Stephens, John Roman, Mark Stephens Jr. and Lell Stephens.

Colorado County Citizen, August 1, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Clements, Augustus D.

Died, at the residence of his son, Mr. W. D. Clements, in Columbus Thursday morning at 2:30, after a long illness, Mr. Gus D. Clements, aged 56 years. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' cemetery at Weimar Thursday afternoon shortly after the arrival of the west bound passenger train, Rev. T. E. Muse performing the burial service. Mr. Clements was a resident of this county for many years, living at Oakland and afterward moving to Columbus. He was a man of generous impulses, a true friend, honorable and upright in his deportment and the possessor of many friends who sincerely mourn his demise. Or deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, October 27, 1900

Clements, Hiram E.

See More Trouble at Columbus

Clements, Jennie

The death of Miss Jennie Clements, daughter of Judge A. D. Clements of Oakland, was indeed a sad blow to her many friends. Her remains were interred at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Monday at noon. Elder B. G. Sanders performing the last sad rites. A large crowd of sympathizing friends attended the funeral. We extend condolence to the stricken parents.

OAKLAND REMARKS

Died, last Sunday evening at her father’s home near here, Miss Jennie Clements. Her death was a great loss to her family and friends. The remains were interred at the Weimar cemetery Monday evening by many sorrowing relatives and friends. Mrs. S. H. Rees of Columbus, Mr. A. N. Clements and daughter, Miss Mollie, and Mr. John Dudley of La Grange were present at her death and burial.

Weimar Mercury, July 18, 1891

Clements, Louise Florida (Townsend)

Mrs. Clemens, the wife of Mr. Gus Clemens, living near Oakland, died last Sunday night, and was buried at Weimar last Tuesday. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Weimar Gimlet, April 8, 1886

OAKLAND NOTES

[Top of this page is torn off]...which occurred near Oakland on the night of the 4th inst. Mrs. Clements was born in Victoria county, Texas, on the 26th of June, A. D. 1847. Soon after her parents moved with her to this county,in which she has resided ever since. She was united in marriage to August D. Clements on the 29th of November, A. D. 1867, who still survives her. Some five years ago she became a member of the Baptist Church, in which she lived a consistent member till her death. Mrs. Clements was an amiable lady, possessing many noble qualities, a devoted wife, a kind and affectionate mother, and lived as she has died, a Christian.

Colorado Citizen, April 8, 1886

WEIMAR LOCAL MATTERS

Died, at Oakland, Sunday, the 4th inst., 11 o’clock, p.m., Mrs. Lou F. Clements, consort of A. D. Clements. Mrs. Clements has been an invalid for about twelve months, and has been confined to her bed for over five months prior to her death. Her remains were interred in the “Odd Fellows’ Rest:” near this place Tuesday last, a large concourse of friends and acquaintances attending. She leaves a husband and several children and many friends to mourn her loss. She bore up under her sufferings with Christian fortitude. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved family in their sad hour of trouble.

Colorado Citizen, April 8, 1886

Clements, Lyda (Bishop)

MRS. CLEMENTS BURIED HERE THURSDAY LAST

The remains of Mrs. Lyda Bishop Clements, who died in Galveston after a long illness, were brought here for interment in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery Thursday last. The funeral service was performed by Rev. Dearman, local Baptist pastor. A large number of old-time friends of the family were present. Mrs. Clements resided here for several years in times gone by and will be remembered as Miss Lyda Bishop. Out-of-town people who were here to attend the funeral were Miss Gladys Clements, J. A, S. M. and J. D. Clements of Wharton, and Bishop Clements of Austin. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, June 22, 1923

Clements, Spencer Burton

Weimar Local Matters

The remains of Spencer clements, son of Justice Clements of Oakland, who died in Columbus, Thursday last, of pneumonia, were interred in the family lot at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery in this place Friday, many friends and relatives attending the last sad rites. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved father and other relatives.

Oakland Newsy Notes

We sympathize with Judge A. D. Clements in the death of his oldest son, Mr. Spencer Clements. who died in Columbus last Thursday. Spencer was born and raised here, and was a young man of many fine qualities. He leaves friends and relatives here who will long keep him in memory: and--
“To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.”

Colorado Citizen, Feb 25, 1892

Oakland Remarks

We have been afflicted with sorrow and mourning for the last few days.  Spencer Clements, eldest son of Gus Clements, died in Columbus, at the residence of Sam Rees, of pneumonia, after an illness of ten days.  He was buried in Weimar cemetery.  Spencer was in his 23rd year; was born and raised near this place.  He was a member of Oakland Union Sunday school.

Weimar Mercury, February 29, 1892
Submitted by Deborah Smith

Clements, Will

Will Clements Was Killed

Wharton, Texas, Aug. 19:--A telephone message was received here from Pledger, Matagorda county, that Will Clements had been shot and killed about 10:30 o'clock this morning at Pledger. He is said to have had an altercation with Frank Stelzig, who formerly resided at this place.

Will Clements for the past several months had been living with his brother, Jim Clements, who was engaged in farming at Pledger. Jim Clements was in town this morning when the message was received, secured an automobile and in company with the district attorney, Sam J. Styles, made a hasty departure for the scene.

None of the details of the matter have as yet been obtained, and the only definite information secured is that Clements was shot while en route the field.

Stelzig is said to have left on foot, going toward Bay City, where it is presumed that he will surrender to Sheriff Rugely of Matagorda county.

The above is clipped from the Houston Post. The remains were brouhht(sic) to Weimar and laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' cemetery Sunday, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends.

Weimar Mercury, August 25, 1911, page 1

Will Clements Killed at Pledger

Will Clements, a former resident of Columbus, was shot and killed at Pledger, on the Southern Pacific railroad, at 11 o'clock last Saturday morning. One shot was fired, a shotgun being the weapon used, and the load of buckshot took effect in Clements' head. Deceased was passing a store on horseback when he was shot. Clements was in his shirt sleeves. A pistol was in his saddle pocket. Will Clements for the past several months has been living with his brother, Jim Clements, who is engaged in farming at Pledger. Jim Clements was in Wharton when the message was received, secured an automobile and in company with the district attorney, made a hasty departure for the scene. The shooting is said to have been done by Frank Steslzig, who formerly resided in Wharton. The two men, it is said, had had a previous altercation.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 26, 1911

 Will Clements (continued)

Columbus, texas, June 9. --Considerable feeling is engendered among some eighty-six citizens of Columbus and vicinity, occasioned by the summoning of that number of men as character witnesses to Bay City for June 17 to testify for the defendant in the case wherein Frank Stelzig is charged with killing Will Clements, who formerly lived in this county. In some famalies[sic] all of the male membes are summoned and if they attend those families will be without adequate projection during the absence of the men. Several business concerns will be seriously inconvenienced or closed. Requests to be excused from attendance have been met by refusals by the judge of the court. As the law allows pay for only three character witnessesss, it is argued that the number of eighty-six summoned, especially such a long distance, is unreasonable and unnecessary.

It is deemed expedient to employ one or more guards to patrol the town at night during that time as a precaution against fire and depredation.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 15, 1912

Frank Stelzig Acquitted

Bay City, June 20.--The jury in the case of Frank Stelzig, charged with killing Will Clements at Pledger August 11, 1911, today acquitted Stelzig after a trial of the case which consumed four days. This case was the hardest fought case Matagorda county has every known. Private prosecution was employed and the court proceedings were the center of interest. A detachment of state rangers was stationed here during the trial to prevent any trouble arisisng.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 22, 1912

Cleveland, Creston “Bob”

Cleveland

Funeral services for Creston "Bob" Cleveland were held Wednesday, May 10 at 11 a.m. from Greater Rising Star Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with Pastor Truman Scott, Sr., officiating. Interment followed in Eagle Lake Community Cemetery East. Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Willie Davis, Herbert Ashton, Kevin Bledsoe, James Roy, Robert Boone and Richard Spates.
Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Carter, Harold Carter, Quandra Dunmore, Michael Davis, Wayne Yell and Lloyd Jackson.
Creston was born June 26, 1922 the son of Genetha Tatums.
He attended E.H. Henry and also was a college student.
Creston later joined the United States Army.
He was married to Rosie Coats and later in 1955 to Lucille Cleveland.

Preceded in death by his mother; a son, Billy Bob Hatton; and a sister, Ruth "Chick" Carter; survivors include his stepdaughters, Maxine Jackson and Mazel Lowe (Theodore); daughter-in-law, Henrietta Hatton; grandchildren, Quandra Dunmore and Rose Clark; step-grandchildren, Linda Prince, Michael Davis (Pamela), Tracey Scott, Wayne Yell and Lloyd Jackson; nephews, Thomas Carter (Christy) of League City and Harold Carter of Eagle Lake; great-nephew, Thomas Carter, Jr.; great-niece, Sasha Carter; and a host of great and great-great grandchildren.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 18, 2006 
Submitted by John Konesheck

Cliffe, Hattie Mae (Matthews)

Hattie Cliffe Funeral Held Here Jan. 14

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Mae Matthews Cliffe, 82, of San Antonio were held Monday, January 14, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel here with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Hugh E. Caffey officiated.

Mrs. Cliffe died of pneumonia on Jan. 11 at 12.30 p.m. in a San Antonio hospital, where she had been confined for a week. She had been ill for eight months.

Born Oct. 21, 1902, in Colorado County, she was a daughter of John Y. and Lella (McMillan) Matthews. She was married to Harry D. Cliffe at Yoakum on Sept. 13, 1920. From 1925 to 1970 she lived at Port Arthur where she operated a neighborhood grocery for 25 years. Her husband died in 1962, and in 1970 she moved to San Antonio, where she had lived since.

Mrs. Cliffe, who was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Felton Matthews and Mrs. Stella Taylor, is survived by one son, Lt. Col. Harry T. Cliffe of San Antonio; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Caffey of Grand Prairie; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Grace Kocurek of Rt. 1, La Grange; and one brother, Lt. Col. Thurman Roy Matthews of Carmichael, California. Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were one son, one daughter, seven brothers, and one sister.

Serving as pallbearers wee R. T. Cliffe, Jr., John T. Matthews, Fred L. Wallace, Tom P. Wood Jr., Dan M. Cliffe...

Weimar Mercury, January 17, 1985, page 9
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson. Photo courtesy of Harold Thomas Matthews

Cliffe, Hattie Mae

Parents Lose Beloved Little Daughter

News was received here early Thursday morning of last week of the death of little Hattie May, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Cliffe of Port Arthur, her death occurring in Houston, where she had been taken for treatment, on Wednesday night.

The remains were tenderly cared for and brought here for burial, interment taking place at the Masonic Cemetery Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. V. E. Stokes, local Baptist pastor, officiating.

We understand the beloved little girl had been in ill health for a long time, and although everything possible was done for her it was without avail. "God's finger touched her, and she slept."

Mrs. Cliffe was formerly Miss Hattie May Matthews, a daughter of Mr. John Y. Matthews, and sister of Mr. Leslie G. Taylor of this city.

In the loss of their beloved little darling Mr. and Mrs. Cliffe have the sincere sympathy of many friends throughout this section.

Weimar Mercury, May 4, 1928, page 1

Cliffe, John Bray

Bring Little Babe Here For Burial

Rev. and Mrs. H. D. Cliffe of Port Arthur lost by death their infant son, John Bray Cliffe, on Thursday of last week, and the remains of their darling little babe were brought here for interment the following day, Rev. J. R. Hall officiating at the grave.

Just sixteen months ago Rev. and Mrs. Cliffe lost by death another child, and the remains were brought here for interment. Mrs. Cliffe is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Y. Matthews of this community, and is well and favorably remembered by many Weimar friends.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in their sad hour.

Weimar Mercury, September 13, 1929, page 1
From files of Dorothy Albrecht

Clift, Sam

Alleyton Locals

Mr. Sam Clift, shot by Mr. W. McFarland a few days ago, died of his wounds on saturday morning. His friends had intended to take his remains to Fayetteville for interment, where his father, grandfather and other relatives are interred, but the weather proving so unfavorable he was buried here [Alleyton Cemetery] on Monday evening.

Colorado Citizen, February 8, 1883

Alleyton Locals

PISTOL PRACTICE.--Mr. Wm McFarland of Eagle Lake, and Sam Clift, of Alleyton, took advantage of the leisure of the Sabbath, and after quarreling nearly all day, shot a fe rounds at short range, late in the evening. Clift received two shots in the left arm, one in the right shoulder, and one in the forehead. He was able to walk to his room after the shooting,]; hence we suppose the wounds are not fatal. McFarland was not hit, but was nabbed by an officer and turned over to the popular Hotel Keeper, J. L. Townsend in Columbus, to await a legal investigation.

Colorado Citizen, February 1, 1883

Climent, Billy Burnie

CLIMENT

Billy Burnie Climent, 78, of Columbus, passed away Aug. 29 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born in Toole, Jan. 18, 1925 to William and Lorene (Rackley) Climent and married Effie Ellis on Jan. 24, 1945. He worked as a lineman and dispatcher for HL&P in Houston and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Linda J. Climent Munos of Columbus; and extended family, James and Joyce Guthmann and Justin and Joshua Guthmann all of Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 30 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were James and Tommy Guthmann, T.J. and Rocky Rackley, Ben Munsch and Larry Sutton.

Honorary pallbearers were Charles Raymond, Larry Gandy, Jerry Rester and R.E. Campbell.

Colorado County Citizen, September 10, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Clipson, Anna Mae (Causey)

RITES FOR MRS. JAMES CLIPSON LIFE OF USEFULNESS ENDED

After struggling with failing health for many months the gentle spirit of Mrs. J. Clipson passed into dreamless sleep with the very early hours of the Sabbath of rest. Her passing was a kind release from earthly pain and suffering and her poor tired spirit at last found rest. Hers was useful life, a well spent life. She crowded a lot of living into her 39 years that God had allotted her to live among her fellowmen. “Should we call it death? That quiet sleep, that calm repose that comes to mar the eventide, in the close of a truly well spent life.”

Funeral services were held from the First Evangelical Church at Lissie Monday afternoon at four o’clock, with the Rev. P. L. Davis of El Campo giving a beautiful tribute to her memory. This was supplemented by an eulogy pronounced by her uncle C.A. Arnold of San Antonio. The organ prelude, recessional and accompanying music was played by Mrs. Clipson’s cousin, Milton Arnold of San Antonio. The above requests had been made by deceased when the realization of her condition dawned upon her. A special quartet composed of the Rev. and Mrs. M. Zeisset and Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Williams gave a touching rendition of “Near To The Heart of God.”

The spacious church was filled to overflowing. Many who could not gain entrance waited on the lawn outside. The orchid casket rested in a bower of gorgeous blossoms, a beautiful and deserving testimonial of love and esteem. The names of the casket bearers were Edgan Adkins, J. L. Adkins, J. R. Reed, Art Anderson, Fred Isenhower and M. E. Isenhower.

Survivors include her husband, two small sons, three sisters, Mrs. Mose Thomas, Eagle Lake; Miss Ruth Causey, Henderson; Mrs. Glen Curtis, Pasadena; two brothers, Chas. and Ed Causey, Lissie.

Mrs. Clipson had been the Headlight’s efficient and dependable correspondent from Lissie over a period of years. She was particularly alert and prompt at all times with her news stories and was always interested in recording the welfare of her community and manifested a pardonable pride in giving it desirable publicity that assisted materially in building up and advancing its social, educational and religious environment.

During her long illness she would send in her communications from hospital bed and a number of times when too ill to write she would dictate her copy. She will be greatly missed by this publication, for her loyalty was supreme. Hers is a great loss to the community. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.

It is beyond our ability to chronicle all of her endearing characteristics. A host of loved ones and friends will call her memory blessed. The Mill Funeral Home directed the last gentle services and as they led the long cortege to Lakeside Cemetery it was one of the largest outpouring of friends witnessed here in years.

We drop a tear of sympathy for those who mourn the loss of a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. “Somewhere back of the sunset, where loveliness never dies, she dwells in a land of glory, with dreams in her lifted eyes.”

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 28, 1944
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Clipson, Catherine (Powers)

Catherine Powers Clipson, 81, of Eagle Lake, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1994 from injuries received in an auto accident near Eagle Lake.

Born Feb. 14, 1913, in Eagle Lake, she was the daughter of Arthur Peyton and Robert Ellen (Wright) Powers. An Eagle Lake resident for mot of her life, she has resided Artesia, NM for 30 years before returning to Eagle Lake. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake, the Eagle Lake Study Club, a member of the Eagle Lake Community Hospital Auxiliary and Prairie Edge Museum Thrift Shop. On Jan. 1976, she married James H. Clipson Sr.

Funeral services were held Dec. 2, at the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake with Rev. David Mann officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, J.P. Welsh and J.W. Clipson; nephews, Lanny Powers, Scott Powers, Jerry Powers, and Andy Anderson.

Mrs. Clipson is survived by her husband of Eagle Lake; daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Allen Adelson of Houston and Patricia and Dave Dawson of El Paso; step-sons and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jane Clipson Jr. of Eagle Lake and Gerald Clipson of Eagle Lake; grandchildren, James Paul Welsh, Lynda Welsh, Andrea Dawson and Ashley Dawson; a great-grandchild, Corbin Welsh; four step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Paul Arthur Coffin in 1970 and a sister, Ruth Powers Clipson in 1975.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, TX 77434-0339.

Colorado County Citizen, December 7, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Clipson, Doris (Rieger)

Doris Clipson

Doris Clipson, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning September 30.

Doris was born September 5, 1918 in East Bernard, to Lola and Thomas Rieger.

She graduated from East Bernard High School in 1937.

Doris and John Clipson were married in Lissie on January 26, 1940. She is preceded in death by her husband; and parents.

Doris is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ted Reese of Missouri City; daughter, Dianne Causey of Eagle Lake; brother, Thomas Rieger; grandchildren, Denise Clark and husband, Chris, of Houston, Wes Reese of New York City, Stacey Hlavinka and husband, Jeff, of East Bernard, Stephanie Guthman and husband, Craig, of
Lissie, great-granddaughters, Avery and Bailey Hlavinka, Cameron and Kirbi Guthman, Sarah and Alissa Clark.

She was an active member of The United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women's Organization.

Doris also served on the Board of Directors for Rice Industries.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3, at The United Methodist Church in Eagle Lake at 10 a.m., with Rev. Ardie Nelson officiating. Burial followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice. Services were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 5th, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Clipson, James H. Sr.

James H. Clipson, Sr., 93, of Eagle Lake, passed away Nov. 3, at Columbus Community Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

He was born Sept. 21, 1909 in Catlin, Ill. to John Milton and Pearl (McNeer) Clipson. He had been a resident of the area since childhood when the family moved to Lissie, and resided in Eagle Lake since 1948. "Mr. Jim" led a distinguished career in agriculture, farming and ranching, and held active memberships in ARI, The Southern Rodeo Cowboys Assocation, The Texas Limousin Assocation, Texas Cutting Horse Assocation and Southwest Texas Cattlemen's Assocation. He served his community as a member of the Eagle Lake Rotary Club, Trustee of the Eagle Lake Independent School District and served on the first Board of Directors of the Eagle Lake Community Hospital to name a few. "Mr. Jim" was a founding member of the Lissie United Methodist Church and participate in the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake.

He was preceded in death by parents; wives, Anna Mae Causey Clipson, Ruth Powers Clipson and Mary Catherine Powers Coffin Clipson; sister, Ruth Augusta Anderson; brothers, John Wesley and Richard Leroy Clipson; and son, Gerald Wayne "Gerry" Clipson.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jim Clipson, Jr. and Jane of Eagle Lake; sister, Edith Bell Gilbert of Livingston; grandchildren, Julie Hubbard and husband, John, Janie Dingley and husband, Dale Jr., Jerri Romine and husband, Jim and James W. Clipson; great-grandchildren, Jason and Joshua Lefkowitz, Jackson and Jett Hubbard, Jasmin and Jerad Dingley, Jeremy and Jakob Romine, Jordan and Julianna Clipson; and sister-in-law, Doris Clipson of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services, were conducted Nov. 5, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with the Rev. William M. "Bill" Ramsey, pastor of Lissie United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

The family has requested memorial contributions be directed to Lissie United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 668, Lissie, TX 77454 or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.

Arrangements under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, November 20, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Clipson, Richard “Trip”

Richard "Trip" Clipson

Richard "Trip" Clipson, 37, passed away Wednesday, August 1 in Houston.

He was born May 18, 1970 in Eagle Lake. Trip was a rice farmer and was of the Methodist faith.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Dana Carol Clipson of Eagle Lake, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clipson, Jr. of Eagle Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Victor John Niemeyer of Knippa, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Wegenhoft of Columbus, Mrs. Dennis Guthman of Bastrop; daughter, Courtney Danae Clipson of Eagle Lake; grandparents, Marilyn and Jack Dannels of Eagle Lake, Mary Reinecker of Orchard, Lee Roy Guthman of Lissie; half brother, Griff Clipson of Austin, brother, Casey Clipson and wife, Robin, of Harlingen; step sisters, Jeramy Dingler and husband, Lance of Round Rock, Robin Shea McClanahan of Round Rock; brother-in-law, Jonathan Guthman and wife, Jenny of East Bernard; brother in spirit, Louis Wayne Sides of Eagle Lake; step siblings, Brenda Niemeyer of San Antonio, V.J. Niemeyer of Sarasota, Florida, Anna Gertson and husband, John of Lissie, John Wegenhoft and wife Melissa of Omaha NE, Randa Wegenhoft of Virginia, Garron Griffen and wife, Carla of Bastrop and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and close friends.

Visitation was held Friday, August 3 at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. at Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lissie Community Cemetery in Lissie. Arrangements were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were JJ Schmidt, Noble Anderson, Dustin Guthman, Craig Guthman, Rit Johnson, Will Johnson, Bubba Hough, and Dodie Dungen.

The family has requested memorials to be made to, Lissie United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 668, Lissie, TX 77454 or Vitas Hospice at Memorial City Hospital, 921 Gessner Rd. Houston, TX 77024

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 9th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Cloat, Erna (Schmidt)

Erna Cloat, 82, of Eagle Lake, died Sunday, July 3, 1994, in an Eagle Lake hospital.

A native and life-long resident of Colorado County, she was born Nov. 7, 1911, near Eagle Lake. She was the daughter of George and Bertha (Findeisen) Schmidt. Mrs. Cloat was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake and had been a resident of Heritage House for a number of years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 5, at the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Rather Gerard Cernoch of East Bernard officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Serving as active and honorary pallbearers were Mrs. Cloat's nephews.

She is survived by her sister, Alena Richter of Weimar; sisters-in-law, Georgie Schmidt, Mary Schmidt, Annie Mae Schmidt and Elizabeth Schmidt; step-daughter, Irene Hartman of Victoria, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mrs. Cloat was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Julius Cloat Jr.; sisters, Thilda Birdwell and Mary Zahradcick; brothers Anthony, Henry, August and Johnny Schmidt and life-long friends Charlie Ludwig.

Colorado County Citizen, July 6, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Cloat, Ervin Jack

Cloat

Ervin Jack Cloat, 71, of Frelsburg, passed away March 19 at his residence.

He was born in Columbus, Nov. 5, 1936, the son of Jack L. and Elda Ladewig (Cloat) and married Roselyn Seidel Sept. 12, 1959.

He served in the National Guard and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, the R-Calf USA, Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and former member of the Frelsburg Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Charles Cloat; and sister, Doris Cloat Drlik.

He is survived by his wife of Frelsburg; mother of Columbus; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Brad Bryson and Teresa and Hal Leppin of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Pam Cloat of Wheelock; sisters, Maybelle Barnett, Aline McQueen and Linda Daley, all of Columbus; brother, Roy Cloat of Columbus; and seven grandchildren, Brandon and Brooke Bryson, Wayne and Emily Cloat and Chris, Nic and Zac Leppin.

Funeral services were conducted March 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg with Clayton Wallin officiating. Interment followed at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Pallbearers were Gary Fritsch, R.C. Kleimann, Karl Ed Valenta, Larry Hillmer, Charlie Krueger and Matt Barnett.

Colorado County Citizen, March 26,2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Cloat, Julius Edward

Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Cloat passes away

We extend sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Cloat on the death of their infant son, Julius Edward who was born on Wednesday, January 8th and passed away a few hours later. The baby was laid to rest on Thursday morning at Lakeside Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Coffee, Rawlins and George Schmitt, and a number of Uncles and Aunts. Mrs. Cloat has been able to return to her home from the hospital and is progressing nicely at this time.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 17, 1947
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Cloat, Mary (Hernandez)

CLOAT

Mrs. Mary Cloat, age 37, of Eagle Lake, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 74, at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital.

She was born August 12,1946 at Bonus. She was a resident of our area all of her life.

Mrs. Coat was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Eagle Lake.

She Is survived by her parents, Esquiel Hernandez and Louisa Flores Hernandez, Eagle Lake; husband, Julius Cloat of' Eagle Lake; and one son, Johnny Joe Hernandez, Eagle Lake.

Rosary was said Sunday in the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel and was led by Eusebio Salazar
Funeral services were held Monday, May 28, in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Reverend Ray Widacki officiating. Interment was In the Lakeside Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, June 21, 1984, page 2

Clower, Mattie V. (Jackson)

Weimar Locals

Mrs. W. F. Clower died after a protracted illness of several weeks, to the surprise of all, for it was thought she was getting better, and would recover. We offer the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 14, 1880

Coates, Caswell C.

Post Special: Columbus,Jan. 17.--Mr. Caswell C. Coates died at the home of his grandson, Mr. John E. Hester, this afternoon at the advanced age of 81 years. He came to Texas from Tennessee in the early fifties and has resided near Columbus since that time. [Intermentin Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, January 25,1902 page 3

Coates, Mary Young Pinkney (Allen)

Columbus Cullings

Mrs. Mary Coates, who lived a few miles south of Columbus, died late last Sunday evening, and was buried in the Odd Fellows’ Rest Monday afternoon. She was a native Tennesseean, though had lived in this vicinity about 40 years. She was loved and revered by all who knew her, and a long cortege accompanied her remains to pay the last sad rites. Her departure leaves a vacancy that cannot be filled.

Weimar Mercury, August 12, 1899

Coats, Phyllis

Phyllis Coats, typical colored “mammy" of slavery times, liked and respected by both white and black, died here yesterday morning, aged about 78 years. She came with her master's family from Tennessee to Colorado county. Tex., in the latter forties and with the exception of the last fifteen years, had lived there ever since. The original slave bill of sale in which she is transferred to her last master,T. C. Coats, is still in possession of her son, Jim Coats, and reads as follows, "Received of Caswell Coats five hundred & 25 dollars, it being in full payment for a certain negro woman named Phyllis about 18 years old. The said negro woman I warrant sound both in body and mind and slave for life. I also warrant the claim to said negro against all persons. Feb. I3, 1848." This Is signed by William A. Moore. The "slave for life" clause is especially unique, since it failed to come true by far.-Halletsville New Era.

Weimar Mercury, March 9, 1907, page 3

Coble, Caroline

The many friends of Mrs. Caroline Coble, the aged widow of Henry S. Coble of the Osage community, were pained to learn of her death, which sad event occurred at her home near Osage Wednesday of last week. Her family is among the oldest settlers in Colorado county. Mrs. Coble was a good Christian woman, and died as she had lived with the full armor on, and the bereaved relatives have the sympathy of this entire community in their irreparable loss.
[Buried Osage Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, 29 January 1891
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact RoxAnn Johnson

Coble, Henry S.

Colorado loses a good citizen by the death of Mr. H. S. Coble, an old resident of this county. He died on the 9th inst., in the neighborhood of Weimar, aged 59 years, having been for twenty years a citizen of Texas. No man among us possessed to a greater degree, the confidence and esteem of his acquaintance. He lived for many years a member of the M. E. Church South, and died a happy christian death. He was attended to his burial by an immense concourse of friends, and after his funeral was preached in Osage Church, he was buried [Osage Cemetery] with Masonic honors. A large number of the fraternity being present and assisting.

Colorado Citizen, 16 November 1876
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact RoxAnn Johnson

Cochran, Donald Mason II

Dr. Cochran, II, O.D.

Dr. Donald. Mason Cochran, II, O.D., age 45 of Navasota, passed away Tuesday, November 3, at the .Navasota Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.

Funeral services were held for Dr. Donald Mason Cochran, II, O.D. from the Nobles Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 5 under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Dr. George Stott, Bishop of Churchs of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bryan officiating.

Burial services and interment followed at Lakeside. Cemetery in Eagle Lake,'

Dr. Cochran was born September 8, 1942 in Holland, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Cochran of Eagle Lake. He married Glenda F. Cochran.

Dr. Cochran has been serving in Navasota as an Optomotrist[sic] for the past 15 years. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity of the University of Houston.

He was also a member of and Liaison Lion for the Navasota Noon Lions Club and was also a member of the Madisonville Noon Lions Club and the Piney Woods Optomertric Association,

Survivors' include his wife, Glenda F. Cochran of Navasota; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Cochran of Eagle Lake; daughter, D'Ann Cochran of Navasota; son, Donald Mason Cochran, Ill of Navasota; and sister, Mrs. DiAnn Suggs of Magnolia.

Colorado County Citizen, November 12, 1987, page 2

Cochran, Frieda (Trippen)

Frieda Cochran, 82, of Eagle Lake, passed away Dec. 11, at her residence.

She ws born Jan. 17, 1920 in East St. Louis, Mo. to Irving and Minnie Eva (Hutchinson) Trippen. She grew up in Walnut Hill, Ill. where she married Donald Mason Cochran on Aug. 22, 1939. The couple resided in Pasadena briefly, then Spring Branch for over 35 years, before moving to Eagle Lake in 1981.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Dr. Donald M. Cochran II; and sisters, Joan Marbry and Frances Hobart.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, DiAnn and Dudley Suggs of Magnolia; four grandchildren, David Suggs and wife, Karyn, Wesley Suggs, D'Ann Cochran and Mason Cochran III and wife, Heather; seven great-grandchildren, Tyler and Tory Suggs, Dillan, Kyle and Kaylee Suggs, Michael Cochran and Donald Mason Cochran IV; special nieces Pat Valenti, and Ann Walker and husband, Bill; and nephews, Bob Cochran, David Munsell and Larry Sutherland.

Graveside services and interment are scheduled for 11 a.m., Dec. 18, from Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, with the Rev. David King, pastor of Lehrer Memorial and Eagle Lake United Methodist Churches officiating. Pallbearers planned are, David Suggs, Wesley Suggs, Bill Walker, Larry Sutherland, Bob Cochran, Joe Mike Spanihel and Mark Wied.

Colorado County Citizen, December 18, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Cochrane, Maleta Jane (Murphy)

Death of Mrs. Cochrane
(Weimar Mercury)

Mrs. Maleta Jane Murphy-Cochrane was born near Blythesdale, Mo. in 1872, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W., W. Waters at Weimar, Texas, Sept. 12 at 3 a.m. An illness of over four weeks was followed by bronchial pneumonia. She seemed better up to the last day, but passed away very quickly. She was laid to rest in the Rock Island [Myrtle] Cemetery Friday morning.

She leaves her mother, Mrs. M. W. Murphy, in the Methodist Old People's Home at Topeka, Kan, two brothers, C. W. and W. C. Murphy, farmers in Kansas, and a younger brother, Rev. J. E., Murphy, a Methodist minister in Kansas; her daughter, Mrs, W. W. Waters of Weimar, Texas, her son, James M. Cochrane of Chattanooga, Okla., who was at her bedside the last few days of her life, and her youngest son, Willie Cochrane, who has a two year old son and a wife and could not come, James has a wife and three children, two girls and a boy, making four grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, September 27, 1928

Cochrum, Ralph Donald

Donald Cochrum

Donald "Shorty" Cochrum passed away on March 20 at the V. A. Hospital in Temple.

Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Columbus, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home on March 23, with the Rev. Raymond Cox officiating. Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

"Shorty" Cochrum was born September 12, 1921 In Wichita Falls to Alma Floyd and Bonnie Lee Howell Cochrum. He married Mae Belle Holzer on October 6, 1940. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy. He was a resident of Columbus since 1955 and was self-employed as a used car dealer.

Survivors include his wife Mae Belle Cochrum of Columbus; 3 daughters, Pat Ahlgrim of Orange, Barbara Mocks of Austin and Jo Kotrla Sinclair of Columbus; 1 son, Eddie Cochrum of Hampshire; 2 sisters, Juanita Riggamonti and' Johnnie Pearl Bravenec of Victoria; 2 brothers, Billy Cochrum of Victoria and Gene Cochrum of Boling; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Pallbearer, were B. J.. Schindler, Joe Hanak, Chris Shivers, Pet Crawford, Denny Thomas and James Booker.

Colorado County Citizen, March 29, 1984, page 2 

Cockren, Brandon Ray

Cockren

Brandon Ray Cockren, 10, of Ellinger, passed away Nov. 17 at Texas Childrens Hospital.

He was born in Bakersfield, Calif., July 10, 1996 to Ronald Cockren Sr. and Jennifer Rector Cockren. He was a student at Her-mes Elementary School in La Grange.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Sharon Cockren and Vicki Rector; and niece, Destiny Cockren.

He is survived by his parents; grandfather, Lonnie Cockren of Bakersfield, Calif.; great-grandmother, Lillie Rector of Bakersfield, Calif.; sisters, Terri Carpenter of Columbus and Erika Rector and Shania Cockren of Ellinger; and brothers Rick Francis and wife Tracie of Port Lavaca, Mark Francis and wife Sandy of Columbus and Ronald Cockren Jr. and wife Kayla of Columbus.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 24 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Jeffrey Marsh officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers scheduled are Rick Francis, Mark Francis, Ronald Cockren Jr., Keith Juilfs, Jeffrey Rector and Kevin Shoemaker.

Colorado County Citizen, November 22, 2006
Courtesy of the Citizen

Cockren, Destiny Dawn

COCKREN

Destiny Dawn Cockren, 6, of Columbus, passed away March 22, at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born in Columbus to Ronald Cockren Jr. and Alicia Davis Dec. 6, 1996.

She is survived by her father and step-mother Kayla Schunka, of Columbus; mother, of Houston; sister, Kara Cockren of Columbus; grandparents, Kevin and Helen Shoemaker of Columbus, Ronald and Jennifer Cockren Sr. of Columbus, Sam Davis of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Carol Faust of Colorado; step-grandfather, Ed Kessler of Glidden; great-grandmother, Josephine Olive Hill of Bakersville, Calif.; as well as aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 26 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers scheduled are Ronald Cockren Jr., Kevin Shoemaker, Mark and Rick Francis and Ronald Cockren Sr.

Colorado County Citizen, March 26, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Coffee, Guy W.

We regret very much to learn of the death of Master Guy Coffee, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Coffee of Columbus which occurred Wednesday morning, after a brief illness, of brain fever. ‘Twas only a few weeks ago that Guy was in our city, looking as healthy and well as anyone, and now he is cold in his grave! It is indeed hard to realize that such a change could have taken place in so short a time. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved parents, relatives and friends. [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Weimar Mercury, October 31, 1891

Coffee, Logan

A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT,

About 7:30 Tuesday, evening at Columbus, a crowd of young boys were at the tabernacle just a few steps from the Citizen office, and were engaged in jumping upward and trying to catch the electric light wire, which was only a few feet above their heads. Several bystanders warned the boys that they were engaged in a dangerous pastime, but they heeded not the advice. Finally young Logan Coffee, a boy of about 14 years, jumped a little higher than the others, and caught the wire. As he did so, the powerful current went through his body, and In a second he gave a shriek, and was dead. The horrified by-standers and his late companions were paralyzed for a few seconds. One at them, a Mr. Trammell, we understand regained his composure, and though receiving a terrible shock himself, managed to drag the lifeless body from the wire. Physicians were summoned, but it was a useless proceeding, as the boy had been instantly killed. Every bone in his body was dislocated and portions of the flesh from his hands were left sticking to the wire. His mother and two sisters were absent at Floresville on a visit at the time of the accident. His remains were laid to rest Wednesday evening [Odd Fellows Rest] . Mrs. Coffee has lost a husband and two sons within the past two years. The sympathy of their. many friends In Weimar goes out to them in this terrible bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, August 11, 1894, page 3

Coffee, William D.

Colorado Citizen

Mr. W. D. Coffee, an old citizen of the county, died at the Live oak hotel in this city at 1:20 o'clock, p.m. yesterday, aged about 49 years. He had been in failing health for some months past and his system was unable to resist the ravages of disease. He was an honest, upright man, and univesally esteemed throughout the county. He leaves a wife, three children and many friends to mourn his loss. Funeral take place in city cemetery at 9:30 this morning. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Weimar Mercury, October 15, 1892

Coffee, Woodson

SUDDEN DEATH.--Early last Monday morning, Mr. Woodson Coffee rode into own, and getting off his horse in front of the establishment of Messrs. C. and P. Hahn, of this city, he fell upon the pavement and immediately expired. His death was caused by an apoplectic fit. Mr. Coffee was an old citizen of the county, an honest, industrious farmer, quiet and unobtrusive in deportment, attending to his own business, and esteemed for his many good qualities. He was buried in the evening, many of our citizens attending his remains to their last resting place. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 7, 1880

Coffelt, Billy Lee

W. L. Coffelt Rites Held In Columbus Tues.

Funeral services for W. L. (Billy) Coffelt, 45, of Houston, a former resident of Eagle Lake and Columbus, were held from the Episcopal Church in Columbus Tuesday morning, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. with interment in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. He passed away suddenly Saturday evening due to a heart attack.

Survivors include one daughter, Patty, a student at the University of Texas; his mother, Mrs. E. R. Coffelt of Houston; an aunt, Mrs. Oscar Schindler of Weimar; grandmother, Mrs. L. T. Richardson and an uncle W T, Richardson of Columbus.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 15, 1973

Coffelt, Ezra Ralph

E. R. Coffelt, 58, Borden Resident, Buried Monday

Funeral services for Ezra Ralph Coffelt, 58, of Borden were held Monday, Feb. 26, at Untermeyer Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Howard MacAllister, Methodist pastor here, and Rev. Wm. Hathaway of Columbus officiating. He was buried in Columbus.

Mr. Coffelt, who with his wife had lived on the old Richardson place at Borden since 1951, died Saturday in Youens Hospital after a long illness.

Born April 29, 1903, in Lawrence, Kansas, he married Miss Ruby Richardson of Garwood in 1925, and they lived in Garwood and Houston before moving to this area.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Bill Coffelt, and a granddaughter of Fort Worth; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Coffelt; a brother N. L. Coffelt of Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Dura Otto of Dayton.

Weimar Mercury, March 1, 1962, page 1

Coffelt, Glenn Elma

Child Dies

Little Glenn Elmer[sic], five months old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Coffelt, died at a Houston hospital last Thursday, following an illness of several weeks with pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the A. D. Baker residence in this city at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and interment made in Odd Fellows Rest.

Mr. and Mrs. Coffelt moved here from Garwood some three months ago, and Mr. Coffelt has been operating a truck line between Garwood and this city.

Readers of The Citizen will sorrow with the heartbroken parents.

Colorado County Citizen, March 5, 1931, page 5

Coffelt, J. E.

PUBLIC WEIGHER AT GARWOOD DIES MONDAY

Weimar, Texas. Jan 7.--J. E. Coffelt, 62, public weigher at Garwood, died at his home Monday. He is survived by his wife and three children. [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, January 11, 1929, page 1

Coffelt, Noah

Noah Coffelt Buried at R.I.

Graveside service were held here at the Myrtle Cemetery Monday at 2 p.m. for Noah Coffelt Sr., 67 years of age who passed away Saturday in a hospital In San Marcos. He was a resident of Wimberly, Tex. Many years ago the family lived in the Garwood area and have other family members buried in Myrtle Cemetery.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 14, 1974
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Coffelt, Ruby Mae (Richardson)

Coffelt

Funeral services for Ruby Richardson Coffelt were held May 12 at Henneke Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Bauerschlage officiating. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Arrangements were under the directions of Henneke Funeral Home.

Ruby Richardson Coffelt was born February 5, 1907 in Barksdale, Texas to Lee Turner Richardson and Emma Frances Braden. She married Ezra Ralph Coffelt in 1925. She lived most of her life in Colorado County and was a housewife.

Survivors include one sister, Myrtle Schindler of Weimar and W. T. Richardson of Columbus, one granddaughter Pattie Day and one great-grandson Brian Day of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Ralph Coffelt who died in 1962.

Pallbearers were: Charles T. Richardson, Bob Richardson, Gifford Hodges, G. K. Jackson, Mark Day, and Clarence King.

Colorado County Citizen, May 30, 1985

Coffin, Marcus Hanna

COLUMBUS

Mrs. Coffin, daughter of Hon. I. W. Middlebrook, it makes us sad to note, lost her little boy, some six months old, Monday night. The funeral took place from Mr. Middlebrooks; residence Tuesday at 10 a.m. Oh, it is so distressing! Our heartfelt sympathies and condolence are theirs, and may they hope to meet their little darling in heaven, where Jesus said, “Of such is the kingdom.” [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Weimar Mercury, April 9, 1898, page 1

Coggins, Elizabeth A. "Miss Babe"

Death of Miss Babe Coggins

Miss Babe Coggins, a respected maiden lady of this city was found in an unconscious condition Sunday noon on the floor of her kitchen, where she had probably been lying a number of hours. She lived alone, and a neighbor coming in discovered her plight. Help was summoned and every attention given her, but despite it all she succumbed to the inevitable Tuesday night at 11:30. The remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery Wednesday at 3 p.m. Rev. J. E. Stack officiating in a touching burial service. "Miss Babe," as she was familiarly known, was a native of Tennessee, had lived here for many years, and was known and respected by all our people. Peace to her memory.

Weimar Mercury, December 8, 1916
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Coggins, Mrs. Peggy

After being an invalid for about three years Mrs. __ Coggins died in this city Tuesday evening. At the time of her death she was said to be seventy-two years of age. She and her only living child, a daughter, came to Weimar a number of years ago, being originally from Tennessee. She was buried in the Weimar cemetery Wednesday evening, Rev. H. M. Haynie performing the funeral services. Kind friends did all they could for her during her long sickness. Her surviving daughter has the sympathy of all in her bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, January 28, 1893

Cogley, Walter Leroy

Walter Cogley Funeral Services Held July 25

Walter Leroy Cogley, 82, of Weimar died July 22 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center. A private family gravesite service was held July 25 at Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Walter was born Oct. 12, 1917 in Cokeville, Pa. He married Gloria Kaiser in May of 1948 in Houston. He was a resident of this area for 21 years.
He was a 32nd degree Mason for 60 years. He served his county in the United States Navy, chief commissary, steward in World War II earning the purple heart.

Survivors include: his wife, Gloria of Weimar; daughters, Kathleen Winsor and husband Bill of Dallas, Tish Welch and husband Larry of Houston and Becky Beale and husband Ray of Ingram; two sisters; one brother; and six grandchildren.

The Weimar Mercury July 27, 2000
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Cohen, John Ellis

John Ellis Cohen Dead.

News was received here Friday morning of the death of Mr. John Ellis Cohen, a former resident of this city, which occurred same day at his residence in Houston, after a brief illness, aged about 59 years. Stomach trouble of a complicated character, we understand, was the cause of his death. The remains were brought here Sunday afternoon for interment in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, Rev. Roy G. Rader, Methodist pastor, officiating. Mr. Cohen is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Cohen of Houston, two daughters, Mrs. O. C. Gerhardt of Houston and Mrs. E. T. Lowrey of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and one son, Mr. Tom C. Cohen, station agent at Ellinger. Mr. Cohen, with his family. resided here for a number of years. He was a native of Alabama, a man of most engaging personality, highly thought of by all who knew him, a true and sincere friend, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, April 6, 1917, page 1

Cohen, Mary Elizabeth (Cook)

Final Rites Held Here for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cohen

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cohen, 78, former resident of Weimar whose death occurred at 9:45 a. m. Tuesday in Houston at the family residence, were held here Thursday morning at the Oddfellows Cemetery. with the Rev. J. H. Thompson, local Methodist pastor, officiating.

She was a sister of Dr. Chas. G. Cook of Weimar.

Additional survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. O. C. Gerhardt and Mrs. Annie Laure Lowrey of Houston: a son, Tommy Cohen of Houston; and two grandsons, E. Theodore Lowrey of Tuscaloosa. Alabama. and Max Ellis Cohen of Edna, Texas.

Prior services for the deceased were held Thursday morning in Houston in the Fogle-West Chapel, with the Rev. Harry G. Knowles in charge. Pallbearers were L. B. Fish. A. P. CarIeton. Walker Lorey. Charles Crawford, Pat Garvin, Mike Garvin. Herbert Gerhardt, and Carl Gerhardt.

To survivors, the Mercury extends sincere condolence.

Weimar Mercury, July 12, 1940, page 1

Colborn, Trula C. (Griffitts)

Trula C. Colborn

Funeral services for Trula C. Colborn, 80, of Garwood, will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Forest Park Funeral Home in Houston.  Cremation and committal ceremonies will follow the service.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Mill-Bauer funeral Home of Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Colborn died Sunday, Jan. 3, in the Heritage House Nursing Home of Eagle Lake after a lengthy illness.  She was born in Garwood on Aug. 26, 1901, the daughter of Judge W. M. and Clara Sheffield Griffitts.  She was the widow of A. B. Colborn, who preceded her in death in 1952.

Mrs. Colborn was first employed for 10 years as a schoolteacher, then she and her husband owned and operated a beauty salon in Pasadena for many years.  Her final occupation was as medical secretary at Hermann Hospital in Houston, where she worked for seven years before retiring. She moved back to Garwood two years ago and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one sister, Laura Littleton of Garwood; one stepsister, Arlean Penney of Lake Jackson; two stepbrothers, Clement Richter of Eagle Lake and T. r. Richter of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Colorado County Citizen, January 7, 1982, Pg. 2
Transcribed by David Hahn

Cole, Lillian K. (Patton)

Lillian K. Cole

Lillian K. Cole, 89, of Hallettsville, formerly of Sheridan, passed away September 12 at Lavaca Medical Center in Hallettsville.

She was born December 20, 1917 in Butler, Pennsylvania the daughter of George and Lillian Kley Patton.

Lillian married Herbert Cole on December 22, 1945 and was employed as a foundry inspector for Moynham Bronze in Flatrock, Michigan.

She was a member of the Red Hats Club and the Methodist Church in Shiner.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother-in-law, Joseph Cole, Sr.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Marilyn Cole of Victoria; nieces and nephews, Gloria Bowdier of Taylor, Michigan, Joseph Cole, Jr. of Canyon Lake, Randy Cole and Jolynn Baughman of Cypress, Marilyn Lyles of Victoria; great nieces and nephews, Kenneth Cole of Houston, Brenda Brown of Jourdanton, Jenny Aldstadt and Brian Cole of Cypress, Jason Baughman of Dallas, Joseph Cole of Houston, Marisa Jackson of Victoria, David Cole and Suzanne Hoelscher of Dallas, Krista Cole of Panama, Kayla Crisp of Yoakum, Catherine Cole of Austin and Stanton Lyles of Hallettsville.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m. from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. J. Paul Bruhn officiating. Burial followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Cole, Jason Baughman, David Cole, Stanton Lyles, Joseph Cole and Brian Cole

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 20, 2007, page 4

Cole, Sydney Lu (Yoakum) Williams

Eagle Lake, Texas, June 27, Mrs. Sydney Cole was buried here [Lakeside Cemetery] yesterday. In Mrs. Cole another of the silent factors of Texas history has passed away . Mrs. Cole--once Yoakum--came to Texas in 1828 and married David Cole, who was at the battle of San Jacinto. Mr. Cole used to tell with a reasonableness that convinced those well acquainted with him that it was he who captured Santa Anna. Not long before his death he made the statement below by request; He, with others, were out the day after the battle gathering in scattered Mexicans. Many were being shot. A Mexican in plain clothes surrendered and begged for his life. He took him behind him on his horse and passing other prisoners, they said “El Presidente,” whereupon he acknowledged himself Santa Anna and asked to be carried to Gen. Houston. At her death Mrs. Cole had a silver cup presented her husband by Santa Anna. She said it was because Mr. Cole saved Santa Anna’s life. Mrs. Cole was about 85 years old.

Weimar Mercury, July 2, 1898, page 2

Coleman

(Browse all obituaries with Coleman surname)

Colly, Bobby Otera 

(See Braun, Arnold W. obit)

Colly, John Robert

Last Rites Held Sunday For J. R. Colly

The Eagle Lake community lost one of its most beloved citizens last Friday night when John Robert Colly passed away quietly in his sleep to a just reward in everlasting peace. During the twenty odd years he resided in Eagle Lake he and his family endeared themselves to every citizen.

A railroad contractor by profession, Mr. Colly provided Eagle Lake with its largest and for many years its only housing addition, which appropriately carries the name of Collyville. In an experiment to provide the community with a new income, he planted tung oil trees on property which later was to become the site of the Collyville addition and the site of Colly Memorial Methodist Church which was erected in 1939 in memory of Bobby Colly, a daughter who met her tragic death in an accident in the summer of 1938.

He erected a building on Main Street in the 1930’s and successfully operated a grocery store in the building for a number of years.

Funeral services were held at the Colly Memorial Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 11th, with the Rev. L. A. McDaniel, pastor officiating. Miss Marian Wozencraft played an interlude of favorite hymns at the organ prior to the services.

He was laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Maurice Colly of Atlanta, Ga., Bob Fussell of Bryan, Mose Thomas, Griff Thomas, B. D. Fussell, Dr. J. C. Laughlin, Ervin Terrell and J. N. Pendergrass of this city. Mill-Bauer Funeral Home of Eagle Lake was in charge of the services.

He was born August 21, 1889 in Lake Shore, Mississippi, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cater Colly. He and Otera Fussell wee united in marriage on April 23, 1910 in Covington, La., and the family moved about for several years as his profession as railroad contractor called them to new locations. In September of 1933 the Colly’s came to Eagle Lake from Kentwood, La., and have resided here since that time.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Otera Colly; one daughter, Mrs. Sue Kreidler of McAllen, Texas; four grandchildren, John, Maynard, and Mary Maude Colly and Sue Ellen Kreidler; one brother, Wallace Colly of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Rosa Hamilton of Mobile, Alabama; and five nieces and nephews.

Mr. Colly became a member of the Masonic Lodge at the age of 22 years; and was formerly a member of the Eagle Lake Rotary Club. He retired four years ago, one of his last jobs being construction of the Colorado River Western Railroad line at Altair, and since had devoted his life to the happiness and welfare of his family and especially his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy.

The kindnesses to his fellow man and interest in the youth of the community will be remembered forever in the minds and hearts of his loved ones and of the many friends of this community who shared in the joy and understanding of this neighbor and fellow citizen.

Out of town relatives and friends here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Kreidler of McAllen; Mrs. Emma Dell White of East Bernard; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Fussell of Hearne; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fussell of Bryan; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. (Cobby) Reid of El Campo; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Bickham, Herbert Bickham, Mrs. Ed O’Connell, Otis Bickham, L. L. Bickham, Mrs. Doc O’Connell, Mrs. T. L. Rugeley of Van Vleck; Mrs. Nan Elliott of Glen Flora; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Colly and Maurice Colly of Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Rosa Hamilton and Miss Frances Hamilton of Mobile, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. George Hill and Leonard Ladner of Lake Shore, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Logan Pigott and Mrs. Jack Kirby of Baton Rouge, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Womack of Pasadena; Mr. and Mrs. George Whittington of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Excel Smith of Lake Charles, La.; John Gayle of West Columbia; Ed Shirley, Jr. of San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. Cap Matuia of Garwood; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wyatt of Houston; and Mrs. Cecil Gertenberg of Weimar.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 15, 1959
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Collier, Mattie Lee (Glover)

Collier

Mattie Lee Collier, 93, of Columbus, passed away July 24 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Weimar.

She was born in Columbus, Feb. 25, 1911 to Tommie and Edna (Hancock) Glover and married Toliver C. Collier, Nov. 16, 1930.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, T.C. Glover Jr.; brothers, Jack, Johnnie and James Glover; and sisters, Katie Mae Turner, Cora Hargrove and Ada Glover.

Funeral services were conducted July 31 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Revs. Charles Purnell and Eugene Thomas officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Eddie, Bennie Charles, La Del and La Ray Glover, DeAngelo La Verne and Joe Leonard Alley.

Colorado County Citizen, August 4, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Collier, Tolliver C. Jr.

Colored Boy, Drowning Victim Is Buried Tuesday

Funeral servIces were held In the St. Paul Methodist church here Tuesday afternoon for Tolliver C. Collier Jr., colored boy who drowned in a river at. Moss Point, Miss., June 11.

I. B. Kemp officiated in the burial rites [Interment in Willing Workers Cemetery] and the Robinson Funeral home was in charge.

The young boy would have been a senior next year and had received a letter on the football squad during the last term. He had left shortly. after the close of school to work with his father for a construction company in Mississippi.

Friday, he jumped off a boat with 2 other boys, to swIm ashore. His father said he had not been accustomed to swimming and he was unable to reach the shore.

In the past several years, as .a spare time job, he had served as chauffeur for Mrs. Joe Stafford Sr. here.

Colorado County Citizen, June 17, 1954

Collier, Vallie

COLORED WOMAN CLAIMED BY DEATH

In last issue of the Mercury we referred to the serious illness of a respected colored woman of this city, Vallie Collier by name, one who had worked faithfully in the homes of the best white families of this city. At the time of going to press we had not learned that this good woman succumbed to her illness Wednesday and that she was buried Thursday, but such was the case. She was laid to rest that afternoon in the colored people’s burying ground west of town.

Vallie was a good woman, and for her physique was a wonderful worker. She was employed in the writer’s home at one time, and ever proved faithful and true to every trust imposed upon her.

She leaves a husband, Richard Collier, and many friends to mourn her passing.

Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1934, page 1

Collins, Alque

Negro Fatally Hurt

Alcue Collins, a negro living at Shaws Ben, was fatally injured yesterday evening when he fell from a truck on the highway north of here. Collins had caught a ride on a gravel truck driven by Floyd Foster coming to town empty, and when the truck hit a bump the man was thrown to the ground, slighting on his head breaking his neck.

He was brought to town and taken to Dr. W. G. Youens' office where he expired a few minutes after reaching the office. [Interred at Shaws Bend]

Colorado County Citizen, November 16, 1933

Collins, E. F.

DIED, in this city, last Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, of consumption, Mr. E. F. Collins, aged 36. He had been for many years a victim of that fell destroyer, and what his sufferings were no pen nor tongue can tell. He had been engaged in the watch and jewelry business, but weakness compelled him to discontinue all work, and for several months he had been confined to his bed all the time, hardly able to move. His remains were interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4:30, followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of relatives and friends.

Weimar Mercury September 28, 1889

Collins, Emmett G.

With a sad heart we are once again compelled to chronicle another death in our midst. This time it occurs in the death of Mr. E. G. Collins,which sad event occurred, after a brief illness of pneumonia, at the Weete hotel last Sunday evening at 5 o’clock. Mr. Collins was a member of the Weimar bar; was twice elected as mayor of our city, and was a good and dutiful officer. He was buried in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by Weimar lodge No. 261, I. O. O. F. (of which organization he was a prominent member), Rev. M. S. Hotchkiss of Columbus officiating. A host of mourning friends followed the remains to their last resting place, and expressions of regret and sorrow were universal. Our condolence is extended the brothers, sisters,and other relatives in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, November 23, 1889

Collins, Herbert

Herbert Collins, Pauline Allen’s Husband Dies

Funeral services were held Friday morning at Bellaire, and a graveside service [Odd Fellows Cemetery] here in the afternoon, for Herbert Collins, 55, husband of the former Pauline Allen of Weimar.

He died Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Houston.

An engineer for Houston Natural Gas Co., he was a native of Taunton, Mass.

Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, William H. nad[sic] Richard J. Collins, both of Trenton, N.J., Dennis M. Collins of New York, and William A. Sowda of Santa Maria, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Rev. John Robinson of First United Methodist Church officiated in the service here.

Weimar Mercury, October 9, 1969, page 8

Collins, Joe Willis

Pickup Driver Charged In Wreck Deaths of Two

Two charges of negligent homicide have been filed in county court against the driver of a pickup truck that figured in the death of two Negro men last Friday afternoon near Columbus.

Killed instantly when the truck blew a tire and swerved into their lane were Eddie Smith, 64, of Weimar, and Joe Collins, 36, of Columbus, only occupants of Smith’s 1959 Chevrolet.

The pickup driver, Wm. R. Clayton, 34, of Angleton, suffered head and chest injuries and a broken right leg. He is recovering satisfactorily in Columbus Hospital.

Highway Patrolman Jack Brock filed charges against Clayton after learning that Clayton had had the pickup’s left front tire repaired in Columbus and had ordered a boot put in it in spite of the repairman’s warning that the tire would be unsafe.

Clayton is a foreman for Steve Construction Co., working on one of the Cummins Creek dams in this vicinity.

The almost headon crash occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Highway 71 about 5 miles south of Columbus. Smith and Collins were returning to Columbus from Altair and had been seen leaving Altair about 20 minutes earlier. Clayton’s 1959 Dodge pickup was headed south, toward Altair.

The impact sent the two vehicles to opposite sides of the road, the car in the west lane and facing south and the pickup in the east ditch.

The bodies of Smith and Collins were still in the car. It was nessary to use pry bars to get Clayton out of the pickup.

Smith was owner of a taven and several other businesses here. He was buried here Sunday afternoon, the Rev. P. D. Saddler conducting services at St. James A. M. E. Church. [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery]

Collins was owner of a Columbus tavern, Riverside Terrace.

They were the first 1960 fatalities on Colorado County highways, and only the second and third since July 1959. There was another in November 1959.

Weimar Mercury, October 21, 1960, page 1

Collins, Pauline Georgia (Allen)

Pauline Collins Funeral Services Held March 11

Pauline Georgia Collins, 86, of Schulenburg, died March 9 at Seton Hospital in Austin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 11 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Brother Phillip Roberson of First United Methodist Church of Schulenburg officiating.

Interment followed at Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Collins was born April 13, 1916 in Colorado County to John Allen and Norma Gerstenberg Allen.

She graduated from Weimar High School and attended Cosmetology school and married Herbie Collins.

She was a member of Bellaire United Methodist Church; president of Epworth League; member of Disciple Study Women Circle; and a current member of First United Methodist Church of Schulenburg.

She owned and operated her own beauty shop in Bellaire for over 50 years.

She lived in the Schulenburg area for two years also living in Bellaire for 54 years.

Mrs. Collins is survived by first cousins, Aurra Dee and Bob Skeete of Victoria, Willyne B. Dunn of Weimar, Arthur Ray and Karen Beken of Weimar and their children; grandchildren, Rocky Alexander of Bakersfield, Calif. and Benjamin Sowda of Carson, Nev.; and long-time friend Janet Lynch, her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbie Collins in October 1969; son, William Allen Sowda; brother, Billy Allen; aunt, Olga Gerstenger Alsup; aunt and uncle, Cecil and Dewey Gerstenberg.

Pallbearers were Arthur Ray Beken, Brad Beken and Mark Harmon of Weimar, Don Dittrich and David Scott of Schulenburg and James P. Lynch of Dallas.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Schulenburg or charity of one's choice.

The Weimar Mercury, March 13, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Collins, Powaten E.

Died, at the residence of Dr. J. C. Powell, in the city of Columbus, on Monday evening, the 22d inst., of dropsy of the heart, the Rev. P. E. Collins, in the 53d year of his age. Deceased graduated in 1849 at the University of Alabama, and was one of the most distinguished classical scholars in the South. [Place of interrment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, April 25, 1878
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Collins, Tom P.

A SAD ACCIDENT

Mr. Tom P. Collins, section foreman for the railroad company, and for the past six or eight months a resident of this city, was killed by a Southern Pacific special train carrying a part of the Tennessee regiment of volunteers, en route home from Manila, last Monday morning at 7:36 (as shown by his watch which was crushed in the accident and stopped at that time). Mr. Collins left here at 7 o’clock with his crew of six or eight negro men. They had proceeded nearly to the Navidad, and, just as they were emerging from a curve, they beheld not fifty yards away an engine and train of cars traveling at a rapid rate of speed and bearing down upon them. Quickly giving orders to his men, they stopped the car, and, as there was danger of wrecking the on-coming train with its hundred of passengers if the hand car was left on the track, Mr. Collins and his men endeavored to get it out of the way. In this they partially succeeded, but as the men saw they were in danger of being killed if they remained longer, they left the car and sought a place of safety. Not so with the brave section foreman! Believing that the lives of many others depended on that car being removed from the track, he stayed at his post of duty to the last moment, and when the huge mass of steel and iron struck him with the velocity of a cannnon[sic] ball was instantly killed, his body being hurled nearly one hundred feet. As quickly as possible the train was stopped, and the bruised broken body of this hero of the rail was tenderly taken up and brought on the train to Weimar, where Undertaker Walker and numerous friends prepared the body for burial. There was hardly an unbroken bone in the poor man’s body, the back of his skull was badly crushed, and cuts and bruises almost covered his body. There is no question in the minds of those who saw the accident that poor Collins lost his life in the attempt to save the lives of others. Mr. Collins was a quiet, unassuming gentleman, a man whom to know was to esteem; honorable in all his dealings with his fellow-men, and ever ready to aid those in distress. His remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Rev. T. E. Muse, pastor of the Baptist church, performing the last sad rites. He leaves a heart-broken wife and four little children to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent husband and father. God pity and comfort them, is the sincere wish of the writer.

Weimar Mercury, December 2, 1899

Colquest, Annie Margaret

DEATH OF ANNIE MARGUERITE COLQUEST

After a few days' struggle with that most dreaded disease, infantile paralysis, the poor, tired spirit of little Annie Marguerite Colquest, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colquest of the Osage section, succumbed Wednesday evening, and the remains were committed to mother earth Thursday. Rev. G. T. Hester, pastor of the Methodist Church, performing a touching burial service, the remains being laid to rest in the Osage Cemetery. Little Annie Marguerite was a lovely child, the pet and pride of parents, neighbors and friends, truly the "flower of the flock," and her death is indeed a crushing blow to her devoted parents. God pity and comfort them is our sincere prayer.

Weimar Mercury, 22 August 1919
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Colquest, Charles A.

Mr. Chas. Colquest, one of the oldest settler of this section died at the family resident at Osage, a few miles from this city, Friday afternoon of last week, after an illness of several weeks of some rheumatic affection. The funeral took place at the Osage cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock,Rev. Worrell, pastor of the Methodist Church performing the last sad rites. Mr. Colquest was a native of Sweden, coming to this country, together with his wife and son Ed, about thirty-five or forty years ago. Before locating at Osage, he lived at Manor, Old Washington, in Lavaca county and in this city, removing from Weimar to Osage about twenty-three years ago. He was a jovial, strictly honest, upright good citizen, the possessor of many friends and his death is sincerely deplored. He leaves a widow and three sons--Messrs. Ed, Charles and Frank Colquest to whom the sympathy of the Mercury and a host of friends throughout this section is extended in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, 28 March 1908
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Colquest, Frank

FRANK COLQUEST FOUND DEAD

Frank Colquest, a well known young man of this section, son of the late Chas. Colquest and wife of the Osage community, was found dead Saturday night in a house north of town where he had been making his home for several months past. It was evident he died from natural causes.

The remains were laid to rest in the Osage Cemetery Sunday afternoon. A cripple almost from birth, Frank had had a hard time in this life, and death to him no doubt was a relief.

May his spirit rest in peace, is our sincere wish.

Weimar Mercury, 11 November 1927
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Colquest, Henry Anton

Funeral Rites For Hy. Colquest Are Held Here

Funeral services for Henry Anton Colquest were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Columbus Funeral home with Rev. Gregory Robertson officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. He died in Houston Saturday, April 29, after a heart attack.

Mr. Colquest, born Aug. 10, 1909, was a native of Osage. He lived in Columbus until 1936 when he became engaged in road construction work.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Calvin Kollmann, and 3 grandchildren of Baton Rouge, La.; his mother, Mrs. Katie Colquest, and a sister, Mrs. A. Radke, both of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Edgar Lee Stancik, Herman Naumann, Bill Till, Lawrence Hodde, Johnnie Nelson and Otto Gunderlach.

Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, May 4, 1967
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Colquest, Henry C.

Henry Colquest Buried Saturday

Funeral services for Henry Colquest, 72, were held at the Columbus Funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in Odd Fellows Rest, Rev. G. G. Cecil officiating.

Mr. Colquest died at his home here Friday morning. He had lived here since 1921. Born in Washington county, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Colquest who were born in Germany.

Surviving are his widow; daughter, Mrs. Al Radke of Columbus and a son Henry of Houston. A brother Ed of Denver, Colo. and two grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were Claude Graves, Daniel Berger, Leroy Stein, Arthur Brune, V. L. Marek and Adolph Vacek.

Colorado County Citizen, April 25, 1946

Colquest, Katie Margaret (Nelson)

Katie Colquest

Funeral services for Katie Colquest were held from the Columbus Funeral Home March 3, with The Rev. Larry Bailey officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mrs. Colquest was a resident of Sweetbriar nursing Home for 19 months and was in ill health for the past several months. Before entering the nursing home, she made her home with her daughter, and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Al Radke.

She died March 1 in the Columbus Community Hospital at the age of 91.

She was born Jan. 17, 1886 in Colorado County, a daughter of Henry and Minnie Whitt [Witte] Nelson.

In 1907, she married Henry C. Colquest, who preceded her in death in 1946.  They had 4 children, only one surviving daughter, Mrs. Al (Tillie Mae) Radke of Columbus.

Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, Al Wayne Radke and Mrs. Calvin (Cecelia) Kollmann, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were a grandson, Al Wayne Radke, 2 great-grandsons, Mike Kollmann and Calvin Kollmann and Raymond Burger, Henry Burger, and Delmar Fehrenkamp.

Colorado County Citizen, March 10, 1977
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Colquest, Lela Nora

The little baby girl [Lela Nora] of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colquest of the Glidden neighborhood died Wednesday morning, after a brief illness, of some infantile affection, and the little form was laid to rest in the Osage cemetery Thursday afternoon. The sympathy of all our people goes out to the bereaved parents in their sad loss.

Weimar Mercury, 14 August 1908
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Colquest, Mary

Death of Mrs. Mary Colquest.

The death of Mrs. Mary Colquest, widow of the late Chas. Colquest which occurred at the family home at Osage Saturday evening, was a distinct blow to the numerous friends of the family throughout this section. The funeral took place at Osage cemetery by the side of her late husband Sunday afternoon, Rev. Isaac Sellers, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. Mrs. Colquest was born in Sweden in 1839. She emigrated to this country in 1874, and had lived at Osage for many years. At one time she was a member of the Methodist church, but at the time of her death was a member of the Christian church. At the time of her death she was 73 years old. Mrs. Colquest was a splendid, good woman, one loved and respected by all who knew her, the best of friends and neighbors, and one whose friendship was highly esteemed. She leaves three sons all grown -- Edward, Henry and Frank Colquest -- to mourn the loss of a good christian mother, one whose place can never be filled. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, 8 March 1912
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Commander, Curtis Shane

Commander

CURTIS SHANE COMMANDERS 15, of Arlington died November 29 at 1201 Greenbriar Lane in Arlington. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1 from the Henneke Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Raymond Cox officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus. He was born on May 2, 1969 in Fort Belvoir, Maryland,. son of James Curtis Commander and Yvonne Gilliam. He was a student in Arlington. Surviving to mourn his death are: Father and Step-Mother, James Curtis and D'andra Commander of Arlington, Texas. Mother and Step-Father, Yvonne and Doug Hajer of Houston, Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Commander of Columbus and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gilliam of South Houston. Step-Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis of Pecos, Texas. Great Grandmother: Mrs. Agnes M. Stricklin of Columbus. Sisters: Wendy Addle Commander of Arlington, Texas. Brothers Cody Davis Commander of Arlington, Texas and Step-brother Jacob Hajer.

Pallbearers Ottis Coleman, Louis Palomo, Milton Ziebold, Herbert Ware, Ronnie Rogers, John Smith, David Steward, and James Cappell.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family in the sudden loss of their loved one.

Colorado County Citizen, December 13, 1984, page 2

Commander, Herman Eugene "Gene"

COMMANDER

Herman E. "Gene" Commander, 78, of Columbus passed away Oct. 5 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born April 6, 1925 in Dublin to Jesse Herman and Edna O. (Webster) Commander; and married Vivian L. Hybarger on Feb. 8, 1946. He was an agent/operator at Southern Pacific Railroad in Glidden from 1947 until 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy and National guard, former member and past president of the Columbus Lions Club, and a member of the Columbus Golf Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jesse Commander, L.M. Commander and an infant brother; and grandson, Curtis Shane Commander.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Commander of Columbus; daughter, Gayle Marie Commander of Columbus; son, James Curtis Commander of Houston; sister, Nell Luis Chappell of Houston; brother, Melvin Commander of Houston; 5 grandchildren, Wendy Adelle Commander, Cody Davis Commander, Melanie Garanza, Marcie Rene Radke and Ryan Paul Morawski.

Funeral services are Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Sammy Carr officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers are Billy Morgan, Scott Radke, Walt Sass, Ryan Morawski, James Jordan, Roy Hart, Jack Jones and Bill Hartley.

Colorado County Citizen, October 8, 2003
Courtesy of The Citizen

Commander, James Curtis

Commander

James Curtis “Curt” Commander, 59, of Columbus, passed away March 26 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

He was born in Houston, Jan. 29, 1947, to Herman Eugene and Vivian Louise (Hyboyger) Com-mander. He worked as a piping technology estimator and as a professional musician. He was a member of the Blues Music Society and served in the U.S. Army at the Pentagon.

He was preceded in death by his father; and son, Curtis Shane Commander.

He is survived by his mother; daughters, Wendy Adele Commander of Kenosha, Wis. and Melanie Dawn Carranza and husband Robert of Houston; sister, Gayle Marie Commander of Houston; and grandchildren, Amber and Abigayle.

Funeral services are scheduled March 29 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Sammy Carr officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers planned are Scott Radke, Rob Carranza, Dean Huckabee, Ramsey Sass, David Glenn Sass and Eddie Russell.

Colorado County Citizen, March 29, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Compton, William Thomas Swan

See article about Masonic burial services at the graves of several men, including Noah Bonds, who died during the 1874 yellow fever epidemic.

Conard, Roy Dale Jr.

Roy Dale Conard Jr.

April 16,1952 - March 20,2001

Roy Dale Conard Jr., 48, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, March 20. 2001 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born April 16, 1952 in St. Joseph. Missouri, to Roy Dale Sr. and Donna Jean Penland Conard.
Conard and Elizabeth Powell were married January I, 1998.

A U.S. Air Force Viciman veterans, he was employed by Baker Motel as a maintenance man and a resident of Columbus since 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth P. Conard of Columbus: stepdaughter and husband, Kerry and Craig Pllughaupt of Frelsburg: stepson and wife, Terry and Chrissy Newman of Fort Collins, Colorado: and step-grandchildren, Luke, Blake and Troy Pflughaupt.

Graveside services were held Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. from Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island with Rev. Bob Allison officiating.

Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, was in charge of arrangements

Pallbearers were Craig, Luke, Blake and Troy Pflughaupt; Terry Newman; and Chris LaCourse.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, Page 4, Thursday, March 29, 2001
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Cone, Bettie

Mr. J. T. Cone of our city received the sad news this (Friday) morning of the death of his sister, Miss Bettie Cone, which occurred at her residence on Skull creek, a few miles from Columbus, Thursday afternoon. Her funeral will take place at the Skull creek cemetery [location unknown] this afernoon at 4 o;clock. The family has the sincere sympathy of many friends in their affliction.

Weimar Mercury, July 23, 1898, page 7

Cone, Clarence Ross

Weimar, May 1 - Pvt. Clarence Cone, 42, who died in Denver, Colo., Monday night, was buried in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery Friday afternoon.  Private Cone, born in Rosenburg, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ross Cone.  The family moved to Colorado Co. in 1908, settling in Columbus, where Mr. Cone was inducted into the Army in Sept., 1942.  He underwent an appendectomy in October and another operation early this year.  Survivors include Mrs. Sallie Cone of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Karl Essig of Galveston, Mrs. Brandon Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Ned Burford of Columbus.

Rosenberg Herald, Fri. May 7, 1943.
Submitted by David Hahn

Funeral Services Held Friday for Pvt. Clarence Cone

Pvt. Clarence Cone, 42, who died in Denver, Colo., Monday night, was buried in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery Friday afternoon, Rev. C. F. Bohmfalk officiating.

Private Cone, born in Rosenberg, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cone. The family moved to Colorado County in 1908 settling in Columbus, where Cone was inducted into the army in September, 1942.

He underwent an appendectomy in October and another operation early this year, from which he was convalescing when he died. His body was brought to Columbus under military escort.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Sallie Cone of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Karl Essig of Galveston, Mrs. Brandon Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Ned Burford, both of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, May 7, 1943, page 1

Cone, Cynthia

Weimar Locals

Died, at the residence of L. M. Townsend, Esq., Miss Cynthia Cone, age 61 years. We were not acquainted with deceased, but we learn she was a good, kind and loving lady, always ready and willing to tender her services wherever and whenever required. She died May 23, 1881. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, June 2, 1881

Cone, Gaither Little

Died, Sept. 2, little Gaither Cone, eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ross Cone, and was laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery of this place. It is with feelings of the deepest sadness that we tender our condolence to the parents and relatives of the little one. Especially does our heart go out to the young parents, for this is the dark hour of their Gethsemane.

The Father has taken their first born. Hearts bowed down, look up, the hour is dark, but the hand that has sent this cross for you to bear will not leave you alone, for he promised never to leave or forsake you. He will wipe away your tears, and in His own good time will teach you to say: "thy will be done." For remember, in all your afflictions, he is afflicted. Though your darling has said his last goodnight, and knelt at your knee and lisped his last prayer, he is not lost to you, but only transplanted to the garden of Heaven, there made perfect. As he said, "Grandpa, when I'm an angel I will part the clouds and look down and smile on you." this was his own sweet thought.

When the gates are lifted ajar methinks he will be the first to give a glad welcome to each of his loved ones as they gather home.

Little Gaither was one of the brightest boys I ever knew. He had a quick and witty answer for every question put to him. His watchcare over his little sister was perpetually wonderful for one so young. He was so manly . . . wonder that he was the idol of the family?

His grandparents and aunts worshipped him, but with all this love to make life sweet and smooth for him, God has taken him to his home, I would not say to you, grieve not for your loved one, for I know every pang, but your loved one is sweetly resting in love stronger than yours.

"I take the little lambs," said He, "An lay to my breast. In me they shall find perfect rest, in me be ever blessed." From a Friend

Weimar Mercury, September 11, 1897

Cone, Jennie (Ijams).

The MERCURY did not learn until the first of this week that Mrs. J. T. Cone of Columbus was dead, having died Wednesday of last week, hence our statement in last Saturday’s paper in reference to her condition was erroneous. Mrs. Cone was in a dying condition for several days previous to her death, and her death was not unexpected, although it was none the less deeply regretted by her large circle of friends throughout this section. She was a lady of many excellent qualities, and to know her was to esteem her highly. She was in ill health for a number of years prior to her death, but bore up under her sufferings as only the true Christian to whom Death has no terrors can. Her remains were laid to rest in the family burial ground near Columbus Thursday of last week. She leaves a devoted husband, Mr. J. T. Cone, a son, Mr. Ross Cone of Rosenberg, besides numerous relatives and friends to whom her death has been a bitter pang of sorrow. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved ones in their affliction.

Weimar Mercury, July 20, 1901
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Cone, Sallie L. (Lowrey)

Mrs. Sallie Cone Dies at 94; Funeral Monday

Funeral services were held in Columbus Funeral home Monday for Mrs. Sallie Cone, 94, who died Sunday in Columbus Convalescent home, where she had lived for about a year. She had been bedridden for 4 years. The Rev. J. Wesley Jones officiated and burial was in the Weimar Masonic cemetery.

Mrs. Cone would have been 95 had she lived until July. She was born in Preston, Ga., July 25, 1871, and came to Texas when she was a small child. Her parents were John A. and Mollie Little Lowrey. Her father served in the Civil War.

In 1890, she was married to Ross Cone in San Antonio and the couple lived in Rosenberg before moving to Columbus in 1908. Mr. Cone died in 1913.

Mrs. Cone was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a lifetime member of the Methodist church. In the 20’s she operated a tearoom, called the Bluebonnet Tearoom, here. Her good cooking brought many people to her business. She did her own baking and was famous for her molasses pies and rosettes. She was the first person known to serve plate lunches in Columbus.

A son, Gaither, died when he was a small boy and another son, Clarence, died in an accident in Colorado while he was serving with the army, in 1943. Other survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs Ned Burford and Mrs. Brandon Fitzpatrick of Columbus and Mrs. Karl Essig of Galveston, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. R. J. W. Jones of Galveston.

Pallbearers were Lee Hammons, Gus Miller Jr., Edgar Litzmann, A. D. Schuhmann, Albert Hahn and Carl Mattern.

Colorado County Citizen, January 6, 1966.

Conner, Asa

The killing of Asa Conner, a young negro man, son of Sandy Conner of this city, by a west bound through freight train early Friday morning of last week, was not witnessed by anyone and just how same occurred is not known and perhaps never will be. It is generally believed, however, from the circumstances, that while riding on the train and endeavoring to get off, he slipped and fell underneath the wheels. Both arms were cut off near the wrist, one arm being ground to a pulp up to the shoulder; one foot was cut off and the other leg also ground into a shapeless mass. Death was instaneous, it is thought, as he was cold in death when discovered a few moments later. The train was in charge of Conductor McBride. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1904, page 5

Conner, Elliott

NEGRO BOY DROWNED

Constable Henry Insall Thursday gave us the following particulars of the drowning of a negro boy, near Borden, Wednesday afternoon. It seems that a crowd of negro boys were engaged in swimming in a pool on Harvey's creek, in the Insall pasture near Borden, when one of the number, Elliot Conner, was drowned. The boy was about 18 years old, a grandson of Anderson Putney, was subject to fits, and it is believed he was attacked with one at the time he drowned. The pool where he was drowned is fully twenty feet deep, and as he was of rather heavy build, it was an hour and a half before his body was recovered Judge C. T. Hancock went out and held an inquest, and a verdict of accidental death was returned. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, July 10, 1897
Transcribed by Deborah Smith

Conner, Emma Christian (Holmes)

Mrs. Emma Conner.

One by one the old citizens are passing away. Mrs. Emma Christian Conner aged 64, and for thirty-three years a resident of Eagle Lake, died at her home in this city Tuesday morning. Interment was at the Lakeside Cemetery the following afternoon, Rev. Mr. Ferrell, the Baptist minister officiating.

Mrs. Conner was born in Independence, Texas, and before marriage was Miss Emma Holmes. She was married on June 14th, 1870 to Mr. Henry Conner, who preceded her in death eight years ago.

Mrs. Conner was a conscientious Christian woman, a life-long and faithful member of the Baptist church, and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mollie Cook of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Alice Baker of New Orleans, and three sons, Henry of Fort Worth, Allen of Beaumont and Max of Eagle Lake, all being here to attend the funeral except Mrs. Cook, who, on account of illness in her own family and the long distance, could not be here. To the grief-stricken ones, the HEADLIGHT extends its deepest sympathy in their irreparable loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 5, 1910, page 3

Conner, Gerd Peters

Gerd Conner

Gerd Peters Conner Sr., 60, of El Campo passed away on Sept. 28, 2011 at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1950 in El Campo to Guy Cecil and Freida Elizabeth Peters Conner. He was Owner of Conner & Sons Water Well Service. Gerd was Scout Master of Boy Scout Troup 333 for 20 years, a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2490, Ricebelt Coin Club, Elk’s Lodge and SPJST. Gerd and his wife Linda were instrumental in helping to bring the Retrouvaille program, which assists married couples in healing their brokenness, to the Diocese of Victoria.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Conner of El Campo; sons Gerd Peters “GP” Conner Jr. of Houston and Samuel Xavier Conner of Huntsville; daughters, Mary Kay Wood of El Campo and Lori Z. Cordova of Lockhart; grandchildren, Roger Wood, Eli Wood and Millie Wood; great-grandchild Serenity Wood; sister, Mary Ann Tucker of Angelton and step-mother, Minnie Lee Conner of Garwood.

Visitation will be from noon until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Triska Funeral Home. Parish and KC wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nada.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Philip’s Church or to the donor’s choice.

Pallbearers are Frankie Cernoch, Kris Volek, David Bubela, Grant Tripp, Jerome Wood and Jayson Cordova. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher A. Tucker, Lewis S. Tucker, Robert Bubela, Brett Bubela, Ryan Bubela, Nathan Bubela, Matthew Bubela, Jason Bubela, James Eide, Jonathan Eide, Rudy Bednar and Jerry Jones.

Arrangements by Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

El Campo Leader News, September 29, 2011
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Conner, Henry

Eagle Lake, June 7.--Mr. H. Conner, who died in Houston Thursday was buried here yesterday [Lakeside Cemetery] and his funeral was very largely attended. Mr. Conner has been one of Eagle Lake’s business men for many years and always held the respect and confidence of his acquaintances

Weimar Mercury, June 14, 1902

Connor, Louis Vaughan

According to the Dec. 12, 1913 edition of the Colorado County Citizen, there was one death reported due to the flood. S. B.[sic] Connor, who while attempting to swim to safety in an effort to avoid overloading a rescue boat, was bore down to the railroad trestle. When ropes were let down to him to grab on to, he was too wearied to seize them and downed. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado County Citizen, January 17, 1996, page 12.  

Conner, Max

Last Rites Held
For Max Conner, JP
Here 35 Years

Eagle Lake community lost another of is beloved pioneers last week when Max Conner, former businessman and Justice of Peace here for many years, died in the Laughlin Hospital after a lengthy illness.  "Mr. Max" had been in failing health for a number of years, and for the past year had spent most of the time as a patient in the hospital.

He died in the Laughlin Hospital at 5:30 a.m. ending 83 years of an active and busy life.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, June 10th at 3:30 o'clock from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph A. Jones, pastor of First Baptist church officiating.

Mrs. Clara May Nash played favorite hymns at the organ.

He was buried beside his parents who preceded him in death in the early 1900's in the Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Earl Rodgers, Jr., Mose Thomas, Robert Samuel Martin, Edgar Baring, Lloyd Spalinger, and Sam Boothe.  Members of Eagle Lake Masonic Lodge conducted graveside rites. 

Max (Buddy) Conner was born on July 29, 1877 to Emma and Henry Conner in this state and the family came here in the late 1800's and settled, and Mr. Max had been a resident here since that time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Allen and Deke; and sisters, Mrs. Mollie Cook and Mrs. Alice Baker.  Surviving are four nephews.

He and his brothers founded the Eagle Lake Lumber Company and the firm was a prominent business firm here until the 1940's when Mr. Max retired from active business life.

He became Justice of the Peace here in 1923 following the death of Dr. J. K. Davidson and he held that office for thirty-five years until his retirement on September 10th of 1958.  An attest to his efficiency in that position is seen in the fact that he was rarely opposed in any of the campaigns through those many years.

He was long-time member of the Eagle Lake Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star and was the oldest living member of the two groups until his death.  He held important offices in the organizations through his many years of membership.

A familiar sight on the streets of Eagle Lake daily until the time he became critically ill a few years ago.  Mr. Max was dearly loved by young and old.  His many kind acts, especially toward the youngsters of the community, and to those in need, won for him the admiration, love and respect of every Eagle Lake citizen.  His presence in the community shall be dearly missed.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 1960
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Connor, Earl Matthew Jr.

Connor

Earl M. Connor Jr., 61, of Columbus, passed away June 16, at his residence.

He was born May 31, 1945 to Earl M. Connor Sr. and Martha Rockett in Richmond, Va. He worked as a self-employed rancher and attorney and was a member of Chapelwood Methodist Church in Houston. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1969 and from South Texas School of Law in 1975. He raised full blood Limousin cattle for 10 years. He was a member of American Bar Association and National Rifle Association.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother; brother, Bruce W. Connor, of Temple; and nephews, Matt W. Connor and wife, Miriam, of Columbus and James and wife, Brooke Connor, of Temple and their children, Kaelin and Colby.

Funeral service was June 19 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Mel Hazelwood officiating.

Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Tom Rockett, Bob Rockett, Alan Rockett, Robert Poppe, Brad Bowman and Mike Thompson.

Colorado County Citizen. June 21, 2006
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Connor, Grant

Grant Conner, Hurt In Accident Oct. 5, Dies at Galveston

Grant Conner, 83 year-old negro of near Columbus, died Tuesday afternoon in John Sealy hospital at Galveston.

He had been taken there after suffering injuries Oct. 5 when he was struck at the 1000 block of Walnut street by a car driven by Edward Meduna, Columbus high school football player.

He was treated in Columbus hospital for a broken hip and was later transferred to the Galveston hospital.

Funeral services have been tentatively set for Sunday here. [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery]

Conner was retired after having worked for the Southern Pacific 50 years. He is survived by a daughter, Mattie Burford, and 2 sons, Robert and Woodrow Connor of Columbus and several sons and daughters who live out of town.

Colorado County Citizen, October 25, 1951, page 6

Connor, Matthew William

GLIDDEN
(Mrs. H. G. Adams)

Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Annie Schulenburg on last Thursday for Mr. Matt Connor of Houston. He passed away at his home in Houston on August 9th, after an illness of several months. He was a fine man and loved by all who knew him. The many friends of the Schulenburg family and of Mr. Connor’s extend their heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved family. Surviving him are his wife Mrs. Tillie Schulenburg Connor and two sons Earl and E. L. all of Houston. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Colorado County Citizen, August 18, 1932, page 6 

Connor, Mathilda (Schulenburg)

Mrs. Connor Dies Christmas Day; Burial Here Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 27, for Mrs. Mathilda Schulenburg Connor, who died Christmas Day in Methodist hospital in Houston. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery, the Rev. J. Wesley Jones of First Methodist church officiating.

Mrs. Connor was born in Glidden May 23, 1891, a daughter of Louis and Anna Mehnert Schulenburg. Her husband Matthew William Connor, an accountant for Hughes Tool co., died in 1932. She had lived in Columbus for the past several years and had built a new home here 4 years ago. During her residence of 29 years in Houston she was an active worker in the Presbyterian church.

She is survived by a son Earl Connor of Houston; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Sutherland of Glidden and Mrs. R. W. Byars of Columbus, and a brother Louis Schulenburg, of Alleyton; also 2 grandchildren, Earl Connor Jr. and Bruce Connor, a nephew, E. W. Schulenburg, and a niece, Mrs. James Jordan, all of Houston. A son, E. L. Connor, was killed July 4, 1943, in World War II.

Pallbearers were David D. Foster, T. W. Glithero, Owen Mehrens and W. R. Sronce of Columbus, Clint W. Herring of Ft. Worth and Floyd L Galbreath of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, December 31, 1964

Connor, Robert Edmund Jr.

CONNOR

Chief Robert E. Connor Jr., 50 of Columbus, passed away Sept. 16 at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.

He was born in Columbus, July 24, 1953 to Robert E. Connor Sr. and Vera (Miller) Connor and married Deanna M. Eaton, June 5, 1993. He attended Columbus public schools and continued his education at Prairie View A&M where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and business administration. While at Prairie View A&M he was a member of Omega Psi Phi. His life in law enforcement started at Prairie View as an officer. It extended to the Harris County Sheriff's Department where he was honored as a founding member of the Afro American Sheriff Deputy's League in 1991. At the time of his death he was employed by the City of Columbus as Chief of Police since 1989. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and had been the Grand Master of the Texas Jurisdiction of Prince Hall Master Masons since June 1991. As Grand Master he was the official head of 10 concordant bodies with a membership of approximately 15,000.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dwight Wayne Connor.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Stacie Arnaye Wallace of Columbus; God-son, Edward Trey Brown III; sisters, Gwendolyn Manley of San

Antonio, Vera Mae Johnson of Houston and Sharyl Denise Connor of Houston; brothers, John Michael Connor of Columbus, Stanley Connor of

Coumbus and Ar Raheem Ali A-Shad Connor of Houston; and mother-in-law, Marie Eaton of Houston.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbus with the Rev. Charles Purnell and the Rev.Howard Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Bearers of the bier were Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas, Edward Brown II, Richard Ybarra, Charles Dewitt, Gary Connor, Samuel Hobbs,

Jeremiah Smith, Grady Peavy and Charles Anderson.

Honorary bearers were Stanton Connor, John Connor Jr., George W. Johnson III, Edward Trey Brown III, Grand High Court Heroines of Jericho and Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

Colorado County Citizen, September 24, 2003
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Contreras, Clemente G.

Clemente G. Contreras

Clemente G. Contreras, 78, of Eagle Lake, passed away June 6, in Memorial Hermann Southwest' in Houston.

He was born November 23,1928 in Eagle Lake.

Clem was a plant operator and was of the Baptist faith. He married Esther Diaz in Eagle Lake on March 24, 1947. They just celebrated their 60th, wedding anniversary.

He worked many years as a carpenter and worked 12 plus years at Eagle Lake Rice Dryer and retired from the Rice Dryer.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Judy Contreras; parents, Gila and Feliciano Cruz; and son-in-law, Howard Lott.

Clem leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Esther D. Contreras of Eagle Lake; daughters, Ernestine Lott of Eagle Lake, Elizabeth and husband, Curtis Kulow, of Brenham, Eunice and husband, Mike Robinson of Allen, TX, Emily and husband, Jessie Torres, of Eagle Lake, Elaine and husband, Steve Torrez, Sr. of Eagle Lake; sons, Franky and; wife, Paula Contreras, of Pensacola, Florida, Jacob and wife, Pat Contreras of Pensacola, FL, Larry and wife, Sylvia Contreras of Eagle Lake, Rupert Contreras, and Angela of Rosenberg, Gregory and Lydia Contreras of Eagle Lake; brothers, Joe, and wife, Esther Contreras of California and Pete, and wife, Joyce Contreras of Michigan; 24 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Visitation was held Friday, June 8 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Prayer service was held Friday, June 8 at 7p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9 at 4 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Rev. Mario Vasquez, Rev. Duane Mayberry and Rev. Roger Rodriguez officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jory Contreras, Timothy Jones, Brad Kulow, Mark Contreras, Michael Robinson, J. D. Contreras and Christopher Kulow.

Honorary pallbearers were Rocky Torres, Nicholas Contreras and Steve Torrez[sic], Jr.

Memorials may be given to Rice Medical Center, P. O. Box 277, Eagle Lake, TX 77434 or to the charity of your choice.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 10, 2007

Contreras, Esther (Diaz)

Esther D. Contreras

Esther D. Contreras, 80, of Eagle Lake, passed away July 4 in Eagle Lake.

She was born August 25, 1928 in East Bernard, the daughter of H.S. and Elizabeth Gallegos Diaz.

Esther was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clem G. Contreras; brothers, Robert Diaz and Manuel Diaz; sister, Sarah Flores; son-in-law, Howard Lott; and infant daughter, Judy Contreras.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ernestine Lott of Eagle Lake, Franky and Paula Contreras of Eagle Lake, Elizabeth and Curtis Kulow of Brenham, Jacob and Pat Contreras of Pensacola, Florida, Larry and Sylvia Contreras of Eagle Lake, Eunice and Mike Robinson of Allen, Texas, Emily and Jessie Torres of Eagle Lake, Rupert Contreras of Rosenberg, Gregory and Lydia Contreras of Eagle Lake and Elaine and Steve Torrez, Sr. of Eagle Lake; brother, David Diaz of East Bernard; sisters, Rachael and husband, Gordon Braswell of Valdosta, Georgia and Martha Sosa of Missouri City, Texas; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation was held from 1-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 7 at Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held July 8 at 10 a.m. at Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Rev. Dwayne Mayberry officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Franky Contreras, Jacob Contreras, Larry Contreras, Rupert Contreras and Gregory Contreras.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Hospice Support Care, P.O. Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437 or Rice Medical Center, P.O. Box 277, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 9th, 2009

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Cooke, Robert Marshall Jr.

Cooke

Robert Marshall Cooke Jr., 76, of Columbus, passed away Dec. 10 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Weimar.

He was born in Sulphur, La., Nov. 22, 1929 to Robert Marshall Cooke Sr. and Lesse (Granger) Cooke. He was a self-employed carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wendell Odel Peveto; and two sisters, Katherine Averill and Lena Carpenter.

He is survived by daughter, Mary Katherine Cooke of North Chicago, Il.; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Marshall Cooke III and Lisa Kay of Conroe, Wendell Thomas Cooke and Jody Lynn Cooke both of Texas City and John Wayne Cooke and Anthony james Cooke both of Pensacola, Fla.

No funeral services are planned at this time.

Colorado County Citizen, December7, 2005
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Cooley, John W.

Funeral Services For J. W. Cooley, 72, Held Jan. 2

Funeral services for John W. Cooley, 72, of Corpus Christi, formerly of Weimar, were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. George Fuchs officiating. Rev. Edwin Schaefer of Corpus Christi also participated.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Cooley, who had lived in Weimar 6 years before moving to Corpus Christ about 6 months ago, died in Memorial Hospital there Dec. 31, 1962, of cancer. He had been ill 9 months.

Originally from Cooper, Texas, where he was born Oct. 2, 1890, he was an engineer for Southland Ice Plant in Dallas where he married Mrs. Rosa Hurta there in 1948. She had formerly lived in the Weimar area, and they moved here to make their home in 1955. Until he became ill, he had been a city employee. He was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ and the Churchmen’s Brotherhood.

Mr. Cooley’s wife died Nov. 4, 1961. Surviving him are 3 sisters, Miss Jewel Cooley and Mrs. John Preas of Paris, Texas, and Mrs. W. S. Kern of Corpus Christi; one brother Silas Cooley of Dallas; and his stepchildren, Charlie Hurta of Germany, Mrs. Virginia Elliott of Dallas, Mrs. Delores Hoegemeyer and Mrs. Marguerite Friedrich of Weimar, Mrs. Josephine Friedrich of Houston and Joe Hurta of New Orleans.

Pallbearers were Milroy Hoegemeyer, E. A. Cordes, Raymond Dunn, Norbert Stech, Joe Dusek and Weldon Preas.

Weimar Mercury, January 10, 1963, page 10

Cooley, Rosie (Marek) Hurta

Funeral Services For Mrs. Cooley, 63, Held Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Hurta Cooley, 63, were held Monday afternoon at Weimar United Church of Christ, with the pastor, the Rev. George E. Fuchs, officiating.

The body lay in state at Hubbard Funeral Home until 12 noon, and services began at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Cooley died Saturday night, Nov. 4, in Youens Hospital, ending an illness of about four months.

She had lived here most of her life. Born Feb. 2, 1898, at Shelby, in Washington county, she was the daughter of John and Rosa Marek, and they moved here when she was a child. She lived in Dallas for 13 years. but had moved back to Weimar five years ago. Mrs. Cooley’s first husband was Charles R. Hurta, to whom she was married Dec. 30, 1917. He died in 1936. On July 31, 1948, she was married to J. W. Cooley.

Her husband survives, along with two sons, Sgt. Charles Hurta of Omaha, Nebraska, and Joe Hurta of New Orleans, La.; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Elliott of Dallas, Mrs. Delores (Milroy) Hoegemeyer and Mrs. Margaret (Ewald) Friedrich of Weimar and Mrs. Josephine (Emil) Friedrich of Schulenburg; 9 grandchildren; her step mother, Mrs. Mary Marek of Weimar; one brother, Ben Marek of San Antonio; and three sisters, Mrs. Angelina (Arthur) Hartensteiner of Houston, Mrs. Celia (Emil) Krejci of Rosenberg and Mrs. Lavina (Joe) Dusek of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Norbert Stech, Wh[sic]. Ratliff, E. A. Cordes, H. Ed. Rabel, George Andel, Aubrey Kern, Raymond Dunn, and John Hendrickson.

Weimar Mercury, November 9, 1961, page 1

Coolgrove, Uriah C.

The insatiable archer, death, took from his home in this city, on the 26th inst. Col. U. C. Coolgrove, for many years a respected citizen of the place. Deceased was born in Madison county, N. Y., Feburary[sic] 29, 1820; married , Miss Lucretia Brandon in Giles county, Tenn, in 1847; came to Brazoria county, Texas, in 1849; removed to Alleyton, Colorado county, 1867; from thence to Columbus in 1869, where he has since resided. He was well and favorably known in this community as a quiet, unassuming gentleman, attentive to his business, with a kind word for all. He was an old member of the Masonic order and of Legion of Honor of this city, which orders officiated at his funeral. He was buried from the Methodist church at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. M. S. Hotchkiss performing the sad rites. [Interment in City Cemetery]

“The night dew that falls, though in silence it weeps,
Shall brighten with verdure the grave where he sleeps;
And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls,
Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.”

Colorado Citizen, July 3, 1890, page 3

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Corbitt, Roseda A. (Gagne)

Mrs. Roseda A. Corbitt

Services were held Saturday at Henneke Funeral Home for Mrs. Roseda A. Corbitt of Columbus. Mrs. Corbitt was dead on arrival at Columbus Commuity Hospital Feb. 27.  She was 69 years of age.

Interment was at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.  Father Arnold Anders officiated.

Mrs. Corbitt was born June 13, 1910 at St. Feliz of Kensey, Canada, the daughter of Nepolian Gagne and the former Corine Beliveau.  She was a housewife who resided with her husband in Altair for 16 years before they moved to Columbus four months ago.

She is survived by her husband, James, whom she married in 1951, and three brothers, Phillip of Norwald, Conn., and Roland and Roger, both of Central Falls, R.I.

Pallbearers were S. B. Jones, Roy Pulido, George Orange, Nick Arnold, Mike Arnold and Feliz Soto.

Colorado County Citizen, March 6, 1980, Page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Cordes, Pearly (Stoerner)

Cordes

Pearly Stoerner Cordes, 93, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, at Columbus Community Hospital.

Mrs. Cordes, a homemaker, was born Dec. 14, 1910, in Greenvine, the daughter of Louis and Minchen Birkelbach Stoerner.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus and Mary & Martha Circle at Church and sons of Herman Columbus Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Minchen Birkelbach Stoerner; husband, Norris E. Cordes, whom she married on May 14, 1930; a sister, Hertha Daniels; and three brothers, Irvin Stoerner, Willie Stoerner and Walter Stoerner.

She is survived by her daughter Carol Cordes Kubala and husband Hubert of Pearland; son, Louis Cordes of Columbus; five grandchildren, Charles Cordes and wife Lisa, Warren Benson and wife Linda, Brent Kubala and wife Amanda, Marla Kubala Silvia and husband Robert and Carla Kubala and husband Joe; eight great-grandchildren, Backy Benson, Alyssa Benson, Mark Cordes, Trevor Silvia, Logan Silvia, Aidan Atwal, Nick Atwal and Danielle Kubala; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 24, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with Rodney "Whitey" Robb officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Cordes, Warren Benson, Brent Kubala, Joe Atwal, Robert Silvia and Weldon Chollett. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, October 27, 2004
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Cordova, Guadalupe “Lupe” (Corona)

Guadalupe "Lupe" Cordova

Guadalupe "Lupe" Cordova, 72, of Eagle Lake, passed away December 25 in Sugar Land.

She was born October 28, 1935 in Simonton the daughter of Valentine and Irene Corona.

"Lupe" was a nursing home employee.

Her parents; husband, Antonio "Tony" Cordova; and a sister, Otelia Palacios, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Arthur Corona and wife, Vanessa, of Phoenix, Arizona; sister, Pauline Lira of Eagle Lake; brother, Gabriel Corona, Sr. of Columbus; two grandchildren, Jerry and Amanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation as held Thursday, December 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. from the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 28 at 10 a.m. from the Vine of the Lord Church with Rev. Paul Aguilar officiating. Burial followed in Lakeside Latin Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Isaac Palacios, Joe Albavez, Pablo Vasquez, Ismael Vasquez, Isreal Vasquez and John Morales.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 3rd, 2008
Submitted by John Konesheck

Cordova, Leocadio “Leo”

Leocadio "Leo" Cordova

Leocadio "Leo" Cordova, 61, of Eagle Lake passed away Friday, April 18, at Memorial Hermann in Houston.

He was born December 9, 1946 in Eagle Lake and was employed with the City of Eagle Lake.

In 1966 he graduated from Eagle Lake High School and enlisted in the Army where he served in the Vietnam War.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Esther and Antonio Cordova; sisters, Martha Martinez and Amada Cordova; brothers, Tony Cordova and Bernabe Cordova.

Leo is survived by his beloved wife, Hortencia Cordova; daughters, Natalie Segura and husband, Danny, of Rosenberg, Adriana Cordova and Alejandro Martinez of Eagle Lake; sons, Christian Cordova and wife, Amanda, of Humble, Christopher "Chubs" Cordova of Eagle Lake; his grandchildren, Danny Ray and Erin Segura and Alessia Martinez; sisters, Lorenza C. Longoria of El Campo, Juanita C. Gomez of Houston, Gerarda Cordova of New Mexico and Frances Posada of Eagle Lake; brothers, Steve Cordoba[sic] of Eagle Lake and Hesiquio Cordova of New Mexico.

He is further survived by brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and many friends.

Pallbearers were John Arthur Cordova, John Richard Torres, Bill Torres, Arnold Cardenas, Carlos Longoria, Joey Posada, Henry Torres and Carlos Gonzalez, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Steve Corbova[sic], Rudy Lopez, Robert Martinez, Carlos Gonzalez, Jesse Yanez, Jose Posada and Hesiquio Cordova.

A rosary was recited at the Church Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

Funeral services were held at the Parish of the Nativity Catholic Church with Father Robert Guerra officiating, Tuesday, April 22, at 10 a.m.

Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 24, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck 

Cordova, Leocadio M. "Candy"

Leocadio M. "Candy" Cordova Sr., 83, of Eagle Lake, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1994, in Eagle Lake.

Born Dec. 9, 1910, in Gonzales, he was the son of Melchor Cordova and Felipa (Melcor) Cordova. Mr. Cordova had lived in Mississippi and the southeastern U. S., but had resided in Eagle Lake for 60 years. On Nov. 28, 1949, he married Mary Soto in Eagle Lake. He was a retired equipment operator for Colorado County and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Eagle Lake. [Interment in Lakeside Cemetery.]

Funeral services were held Sept. 16, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Father Eddie Winkler, Rev. Father Tom Hanus and Rev. Father Joaquin Olguin co-officiating. Funeral services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were his children. John Cordova, Leo Cordova Jr., Fred and Eva Vasquez, along with Johnny Gonzales Jr. and Isaac Arros.

Mr. Cordova is survived by his wife of Eagle Lake, daughter, Eva M. Vazquez, also of Eagle Lake; sons and daughters-in-law, John Cordova of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Leo "Boogie" and Lucy Cordova Jr. of Milpitas, Calif.; Fred and Judy Cordova of Brookshire; sister, Mrs. Maria Torres of Eagle Lake; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, September 21, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Cordova, Mary S. (Soto)

Cordova

Mary S. Cordova, 73, of Eagle Lake, died Monday, May 20, 1996, at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Born Nov. 14, 1922 in Hitchcock, she was the daughter of Joe and Josefa (Barrientes) Soto. On Nov. 28 1949, she married Leocadio M. “Candy” Cordova Sr. in Eagle Lake. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held May 23 in the sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Eagle Lake with Rev. Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Gonzales, Herbert Gonzales, Johnny Gonzales Jr. and Mrs. Soto’s sons, Fred Cordova, John Cordova and Leo Cordova.

Mrs. Soto[sic] is survived by her daughter, Eva M. Vazquez of Eagle Lake; sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Judy Cordova of Brookshire, John Cordova of Sunnyvale, Calif. and Leo “Boogie” and Lucy Cordova, Milpitas, Calif.; sisters Lola Valdez of Eagle Lake, Candida Sanez of Bay City, Janie Guerrero of Houston and Cirilda Lopez of Bryan; brothers Phillip Soto Sr. of San Antonio and Joe A. Soto of El Cajon, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, on Sept. 13, 1994.

Colorado County Citizen, May 29, 1996, page 16

Cordova, Sabino Melchor

CORDOVA.

SabIno M. Cordova, age 79 passed away at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital September 13.

Furneral[sic] services were held September 15 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Ray Widacki officiating. Interment was under the direction of the Eagle Lake Dulany Funeral Home.

Sabino was born December 30, 1904 In Gonzales to Eulallo and Felepa Cordova. He married Francis Sanchez on January 17, 1931 in Gonzales.

Sabino lived in the Eagle Lake since 1937 where he was employed by Thorstenburg Materials, Inc. until his retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors Include: Wife, Francis S. Cordova, Eagle Lake; daughter, Mary E. Olguin, Blessing; sister, Mary Torres, Eagle Lake; two brothers, Locadio Cordova; Eagle Lake and Eufemio Cordova, Cuero; Grandchildren, Corens, Marina, and Israel Olguin all of Blessing; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, September 20, 1984, page 2

Corliss, Dennis Joe, Jr.

Corliss

Dennis Joe Corliss, Jr., 68, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at his home in Katy.
Corliss was born on March 25, 1938 in Garwood to Dennis Joe Corliss and Mary Elizabeth Bitner Corliss. On Jan. 27, 1962, he married Linda Lee Laake in Frelsburg. In 2000, he retired from the Texas Department of Transportation, after 37 years of service. Corliss has lived in the Katy area for over 38 years, and was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

Corliss was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Martha Stolar, Betty Marshall, Melvin Corliss, and Milton Corliss.

He is survived by his wife; children, Michael J. Corliss and wife Julie of Katy, Rhonda Orsak and husband John, of Katy, Randy Corliss and wife Denise of Cypress, Bradley Corliss and wife Kelly of Katy, and Rodney Corliss and wife Lisa of Katy; grandchildren, Layne Corliss, Mason Corliss, Justin Orsak, Patrick Noeldner, Megan Noeldner, Tristan Noeldner, Kayla Corliss, Cole Shannon, and Dustin Shannon; and siblings, Walter Corliss of Lissie, Evelyn Grunewald and husband Raymond, of Weimer, Clifford Corliss and wife Candace of Columbus, Harry Corliss and wife Stella of Garwood, and Carol Oncken and husband Paul of Weimer.

Visitation will be held on Friday at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a rosary service beginning at 7 p.m., with Deacon Michael McGuire officiating. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, in Nada with Rev. Joseph Vrana. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery of Nada.

Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the charity of their choice.

Colorado County Citizen, January 10, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Corliss, Milton Lee

Milton Corliss, 41, Garwood, Dies. Suddenly

Citizens of the area were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Milton Lee Corliss, 41, of Garwood Mon., November 30 at 11:05 a.m. of a heart attack. He became ill while at work and was rushed to the Eagle Lake Community Hospital by the Garwood Ambulance Corps but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Funeral services were held from the. St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada Wednesday, December 2 at 10:00 am. with interment following in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Monsignor Aloysius Leopold officiated at the services.

Serving as pallbearers were Alfred Leopold, Ronnie Orsak, Gary Cranek, Gerald Cranek, Larry Stolar, James Till, Larry Cranek and Jeff Cranek. Named as honorary pallbearers were Leon, Louis III, James and Sonny Cranek
and Victor Hyek.

Mr. Corliss was born September 12, 1940 in Nada. His parents were Dennis and Mary Corliss. His father preceded him in death. Milton was an employee of Cranek Farms.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mary Corliss of
Garwood; four sisters. Mrs. Martha Stolar of Columbus, Mrs. Betty Marshall of Cypress, Mrs. Evelyn Grunewald and Mrs. Carole Oncken of Weimar; five brothers, Walter of Lissie, Melvin of Richmond, Dennis and Clifford of Katy and Harry of Garwood; and other relatives and friends.

Milton was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Nada and the Nada Knights of Columbus. He was a staunch supporter of Rice High School, St. Mary's and other athletic programs and other activities and will be dearly missed by all who came to know him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family in the sudden loss of this loved one.

Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus. was in charge of arrangements.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 3, 1981, page 15

Corliss, Walter George

Walter George Corliss

Walter George Corliss passed away Saturday, April 5, in Columbus.

He was born in Garwood on Nov. 15, 1932.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Alf Corliss and Mary Bittner Corliss; brothers, Milton, Melvin and Dennis Corliss; sisters, Martha Corliss Stoller and Betty Jo Corliss Marshall; an infant son; and his wife, Wanda.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law; Donna and Kenneth Sliva of Inez, Texas; two grandchildren, Wesley and Cheyenne Sliva; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Candace Corliss of Columbus and Harry and Stella Corliss of Garwood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Raymond Grunewald of Weimar and Carol and Paul Oncken of Weimar; also numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Mr. Corliss was a retired farmer and rancher and also operated W-C Goose Hunting in Lissie for many years.

He also enjoyed raising good horses both registered Quarter horses and paint horses, and was a member of A.Q.H.A. & A.P.H.A.

Visitation was held at Eagle Lake Funeral Home Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until service time.

Services were held Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at Eagle Lake Funeral Home in Eagle Lake. Burial followed in Lissie Community Cemetery in Lissie.

Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Scott Fye, Jeff Corliss, Ronnie Sliva, Wayne Fisher, John Williams Dusek and Bradley Corliss.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Houston - El Campo P.O. Box 1417, El Campo, TX 77437 or American Cancer Society, Colorado County Unit, P.O. Box 772, Columbus, TX 78934-0772.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 10, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Corman, Victor Ray Sr.

Corman, Sr.

Victor Ray Corman, Sr., age 85, of Lissie, pissed away Friday, January 15 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital.

Funeral services were held for Victor Ray Corman, Sr. Sunday, January 11 from the Lissie United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Couvillion, pastor, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, and Rev. Earl Locke, pastor, Lissie United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Victor Ray Corman, Sr. was born May I, 1902 in Cole Camp, Missouri to William J. and Josephine Kullman Corman. He married Alma Senkel Corman on November 18, 1936.

He and his family moved to Lissie by covered wagon in 1906, at the age of four. He grew up and has spent the rest of his life in Lissie.

Mr. Corman was a prominent figure in the Rice Farming and Ranching industry having served as former president of the American Rice Growers Association.

He was also active in the Southwestern Cattlemen's Association; the AARP; and a faithful member of the Lissie United Methodist Church having served on its Administrative Board many years and as its Sunday School Superintendent in the past.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Senkel Corman, his parent, father in 1948, his mother in 1957, and a sister, Flora Corman McDaniels in 1924.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Jo Carolyn and Donald F. Keprta of Houston; sons and daughter-in-laws, Vic, Jr. and Cherry Corman of Eagle Lake and Wayne and Brenda Corman of Eagle Lake; grandchildren, Dnna[sic] and Laura Keprta and Lisa Corman all attending Texas A & M University in College Station; also Suzanne Corman, Troy, Vance and Kimberly Corman all of Eagle Lake; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Troy and. Vance Corman, along with Arthur Anderson, Lee Roy Guthman, Joe Hudgins and Joe Hlavinka, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Ashby, Ed Causey, Ned Crane, A. T. Leveridge, Jr., David Wintermann, Dr. Russell Thomas, Joe Anderson, of Seguin, Jim Clipson, Sr., Albert W. Clay, Charles D. Stephens, Sr., Warren Briggs, Ralph "Rusty" Thomas, Temple Koonce and Jay Anderson.

Special music was rendered by soloist, Mrs. Earl Locke who sang "It Is Well With My Soul" and Ed Causey who sang, "Face to Face".

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, January 28, 1988, page 2

Cornelius, Audye Lee (Jack)

Jack Cornelius Rites Held Tuesday

Audye Lee (Jack) Cornelius passed away in the Columbus Memorial Hospital Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2:00 p.m. after a lingering illness.

He was born in Garwood Feb. 14, 1904, son of Luther and Lydia Krumholz Cornelius.

He was a mechanic by trade and had made his home in Ellinger for the past 14 years.

Funeral services were held from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19th with the Rev. Tom W. Hogan of the Garwood Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Garwood cemetery beside his parents.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Jackie Lynn Jacobs of Houston; one son, Robert Cornelius of South America; two grandchildren, Daniel and Samantha Jacobs of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Bresler; two brothers, Floyd Cornelius of Port Alto and Everett A. Cornelius of Ashland, Ky.; one niece and three nephews and a number of cousins including Mrs. Lee Glass of Garwood.

Acting pallbearers were Frank Wesselski, Bill Abell, Albert Arnold, Alek Orsak, James Bunge Sr., James Hopkins.

Sympathy is extended to the family.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 21 Feb 1974, page 10
Contributed by Matt Cross

Coronado, Anadine (Rios)

Coronado

Funeral services for Anadina Rios (Annie) Coronado, 39, were held October 6 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Victor Schmidtzinsky officiating. Burial was at the Lakeside Cemetery. Dulany Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

Anadine Rios was born August 22, 1945 to Andrea Rios and Juanita Montana Rios in Frantes. She and her, family moved to Eagle Lake when she was at an early age.

Anadina Rios was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Eagle Lake.

Survivors include her husband, Julian Coronado of Eagle Lake; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrea Rios, Eagle Lake; three daughters, Betty Ann, Gracie Ann and Melinda all of Eagle Lake; one sister, Mary Yanez, Eagle Lake; three brothers, Abraham Rios of Houston, Ben and George Rios, both of Eagle Lake; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Pallbearers included Asencion Coronado, John Coronado, Mario Yanez, Mike Rios, Oscar Yanez and Robert Yanez.

Colorado County Citizen, October 18, 1984, page 2

Coronado, Ciriaco

CORONADO

Ciriaco Coronado, 94, of Eagle Lake, passed away August 25 at the Rice Medical Center of Eagle Lake.

He was a native and lifelong resident of the area born on June 2, 1909 in the Favor Community of Colorado County to Juan and Felipa (Sanchez)

Coronado. He led a lifetime career in agriculture and working for the Wintermann family and Lakeside Irrigation.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Domingo and Frances Coronado of Eagle Lake, Asencion and Ines Coronado of Houston, Juan and Anita Coronado of Houston, Julian Coronado of Dallas, and Paul and Sara Coronado of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Trina Mosqueda of Ft. Worth; brother, Juan Coronado Jr. of Eagle Lake; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents; wives, Julia Alvarez Coronado and Paz Garza Coronado; brothers, Eluterio Coronado and Luis Coronado; sisters, Juana Coronado and Melguides Coronado; grandchild Anna Maria Coronado; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Stevie Coronado, Justin and Jimmy Tavera; and daughter-in-law, Annie Rios Coronado.

Following cremation, the family will assemble for private committal services and burial in Lakeside Latin Cemetery of Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, September 3, 2003
Courtesy of The Citizen

Coronado, Elutherio S.

Coronado

Elutherio S. Coronado, age 74, of Eagle Lake, passed away February 8 in Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held for Elutherio S. Coronado Wednesday, February 10 from the Dulany Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Jesse Euresti officiating.

Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Mr. Elutherio S. Coronado was born December 31, 1913 in Texas to John Coronado .and Felipa Sanchez Coronado. He had lived in Eagle Lake most all of his life and was a member of the Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Molly and Juanita Coronado.

Survivors include his wife, Antonia Cantu Coronado of Eagle Lake; daughters, Margaret Sosa of Eagle Lake; Connie Alameda of Webster and Mary Lou Coronado of Miami Beach, Florida, sons, Frank and Henry Coronado both of Eagle Lake; sister; Mrs. Trine Mosqueda of Ft. Worth; brothers, Siriaco, Louis and John Coronado all of Eagle Lake; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, February 18, 1988, page 2

Coronado, Juanita

Coronado

Juanita. Coronado, age 67, of Eagle Lake, passed away December 24, Christmas Eve, at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.

The rosary led by Rev. Jesse Euresti, was recited from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel, on Friday December 26.

Graveside services and interment were held on Saturday, December 27, at the Lakeside Cemetery, in Eagle Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral
Home.

Born in Eagle Lake on September 3, 1919, to John Coronado and Felipa Sanchez Coronado, resided in this area all of her life and was a member of the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Eva Coronado and a sister, Molly Coronado.

Survivors include sister, Trine Mosqueda; brothers Siriaco Coronado, Eluterio Coronado, Louis Coronado and John Coronado; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of loved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, January 1, 1987, page 2

Coronado, Luis

Luis Coronado, 78, of Eagle Lake, passed away June 23, at the Rice Medical Center of Eagle Lake.

A native and lifelong resident of Colorado County, he was born June 21, 1924 in Eagle Lake to Juan and Felipa (Sanchez) Coronado. He was baptized on Oct. 19, 1924 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus and led a career agriculture working on area rice farms.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Juana and Molly Coronado; brother, Elutherio "Chapo" Coronado.

He is survived by his sister, Trina Mosqueda of Fort Worth; and brothers, John Coronado and Siriaco Coronado both of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were conducted June 25, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Winkler, pastor of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, June 26, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Corrigan, Pat

Eagle Lake, March 7.--John Bargett and Pat. Corrigan were run over and killed here this morning by No. 9 westbound Sunset passenger train. Pieces of clothing and one of the bodies were scattered along the track for nearly almost half of a mile. Both of the dead men are strangers in Eagle Lake, though letters addressed to the names above mentioned at Chesterville were found in the clothing. Three pictures, two of a little girl and one of a baby girl, were also found, and $1.05 was picked up along the track. It is learned that the two men had been engaged in putting down wells in the Chesterville community. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, March 12, 1909, page 1

Cortez, Eva (Gonzales)

Cortez

Eva G. Cortez, 61, of Eagle Lake, passed away Feb. 22, near Yoakum from injuries received in an auto accident.

She was born in McAllen, June 21, 1942 to Joe P. and Katherine (Trevino) Gonzales and married Richard Cortez Oct. 26, 1963. She was a resident of Eagle Lake most of her life, and a member of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Mary Rangel.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Cortez of Eagle Lake; children, Frances Munoz and husband, Jesse of Austin, Joe Richard Cortez and wife, Shauna of Durant, Okla., David Wayne Cortez and wife, Joyce of Cuero; sister, Guadalupe Gutierrez of Austin; and 10 grandchildren, Jesse Munoz Jr., Brandy Munoz, Sofia Munoz, Vanessa Munoz, Alma Eva Munoz, Nicolas Munoz, Marcus Alan Cortez, Rachel Erin Cortez, Nicole Lyn Ebarra and Brande Lea Ebarra.

Funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, March 3, from the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity's Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary. Interment will follow at the Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

The Colorado County Citizen, March 3, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Cosbey. Grace Letita (Findley) Jones

Mrs. Grace Cosby[sic], Aged,93, Buried Saturday Here
By Mrs. M. I. Nicewander

ROCK ISLAND--Mrs. Grace Cosby, born April 2, 1965, died May 9 at the age of 93.

She sufered[sic] a fall in her home Jan. 5 and since that time has been a patient in Laughlin hospital.

Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Shaw of Albuquerque, N.M.; 3 step-daughters, Mrs. Hattie Hart, Coleman; Mrs. Edna Allison, San Antonio, and Mrs. Veneta Rogers, Baytown.

Also one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Iris Jones of New Orleans, La.; 14 grandchildren, 10(?) great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cosby was a member of the Methodist church and served as organist in Breckenridge, Mo., where she was a member of the Eastern Star for 61 years.

Funeral services were conducted in the Rock Island Methodist church by Rev. Charles Walton and interment was in Myrtle cemetery Saturday afternoon.

She had been a resident of Rock Island for 50(?) years.

Colorado County Citizen, May 15, 1958, page 10

Cotton, Evaline E

We regretted to hear of the death of Mrs. Evaline Cotton, which occurred at Alleyton last Thursday. Deceased was an estimable lady, a consistent member of the Baptist church, and a resident of Texas since 1829. She was born in Louisiana May 20, 1814, Peace to her memory. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, July 1, 1886

Couch, Chester Arthur

Chester Couch Funeral Held Here August 15

Funeral services for Chester Arthur Couch, 88, of New Bielau were held Thursday, August 15, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in the New Bielau Cemetery.

Rev. Robert N. Crawford officiated.

Mr. Couch died at 5:30 .m. Monday, August 12, at Youens Memorial Hospital, after a year’s illness. He had had a stroke a year ago but had made a good recovery, He had been living at Parkview Manor.

Born June 24, 1886, at DeSoto, Missouri, a son of Frank and Nora Long Couch, he attended DeSoto public schools and Moothart Business College there. He was employed with railroad lines for 12 years before joining the Houston firm of Anderson, Clayton & Co. in 1917. He was secretary and cashier of that firm until he retired in 1952.

He married Ethyl Kelly at St. Louis, Mo. on Nov. 21, 1906. They lived in Missouri until 1914, when they moved to Kansas for two years and then a year in Texarkana before going to Houston. When Mr. Couch retired,they bought a farm at New Bielau and built a home. Mrs. Couch died in 1970.

Mr. Couch is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald Wademan of Houston and Miss Corinne Couch of Weimar; a grandson, Robert Wademan, and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Paul Webb of Detroit, Mich.; a niece, Mrs. Frank Hillier of Waco. In addition to his wife, a brother, Ernest, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were George Glauberg, Ewald Friedrich Sr., Ben Poppe, John Hajovsky, Lester Johnson and Bill Breithaupt. Honorary Pallbearers were James Nolen, Scott Denson, Leland Anderson, Hollis Massey, Dr. W. G. Youens, Eugene Tribe, George Daniels, Jack Montgomery, Otto Strunk and Chester Walker.

Weimar Mercury, August 22, 1974

Couch, Corinne Ada

Funeral for Miss Couch March 31

Funeral services for Corinne Ada Couch, 78, of Houston were held Friday, March 31, from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at New Bielau, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Bruce Berthold officiated.

MissCouch, a former New Bielau resident, died at 8 p.m. March 28 in Methodist Hospital, Houston.

Born January 7, 1911, she was a daughter of Chester and Ethel (Kelly) Couch. She was employed by Wademan's Flowers owned by her sister and brother-in-law, the Donald Wademans, for many years before retiring and moving to this area with her parents to become a rancher. Her mother died in 1970 and here father died in 1974. After her father's death, she returned to Houston and, at the time of her death, was a resident of Westbrae Court.

Surviving her are a nephew, Robert E. Wademan, and his wife Sandra Jean Wademan; their children, Robert, Randy and Jeanne, and their grandchildren, Andre, Tabatha and Janelle.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rt. 1, Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, April 6, 1989
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Countee, Samuel

At a ball given Saturday night at the house of Alfred Countee, colored, in Shaw’s bend, a difficulty occurred between two colored men, Willis Massey and Sam. Countee, over a trivial matter, and in the rencounter[sic] which ensued Sam. Countee was killed with a knife in the hands of Massey. We are told the intestines of deceased were frightfully cut, and death ensued in a short time. Massey fled, but was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Rees on the plantation of Mrs. R. V. Cook, and is now in jail. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, November 12, 1891, page 3

Courtney, James Hamilton, Jr.

J. H. Courtney, Well Known Citizen, Died At Supper Table Wednesday

Mr. J. H. Courtney, 64 years of age, a well-known citizen of this community, died suddenly at his home a mile and a half west of town on the highway, at half past six o'clock Wednesday evening. Mr. Courtney, up to the hour of his death, was apparently in the best of health. He had just finished the evening meal as was sitting at the dining table talking with his family, when he said something that those near him could not understand, laughed and putting hands to his breast, fell over dead in his chair. Mr. Courtney had not been complaining of feeling ill and had been working about the place building some chicken coops just before coming in to supper.

Decedent was born in Virginia on May 20th, 1859, and when an infant moved with parents to Texas. He lived in this state until he was fifteen years of age when he returned to his native state, resided there for five years and again returned to Texas, having made his home in this locality since that time. For sixteen years the family lived on the W. W. Alley place above Ramsey, moving to their present home, just beyond the Dr. Forrest place, which they purchased inn 1913. He united with the Methodist church in 1912, and since that time has been a faithful and consistent member of the local congregation.

Mr. Courtney was married in Virginia in 1879, and is survived by his wife, three sons, four daughters and 14 grandchildren. The children are: J. W., A. Q. C., and B. F. Courtney, and Mrs. Z. J. Ham, Mrs. S. I. Ham, Mrs. Ed. Wanck and Miss Sarah Louetta Courtney.

Mr. Courtney was a splendid, good man, and was well liked and enjoyed the respect and esteem of every one who knew him, and his sudden death is a great shock to [members of] his family, who have the sincerest sympathy of all of the people off our community.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. Robert Paine, local Methodist pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the Lakeside Cemetery.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 8, 1922
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Cousins, George L. Bowers

Final Rites For G. L. B. Cousins, 69, Held Monday

Funeral services for George L. Bowers Cousins, 69, of Columbus were held Monday afternoon, March 20, at Columbus Funeral Home, with interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Rev. Greg. Robertson, Methodist pastor, officiated.

A retired employee of Texas Construction Material Co., he died Sunday morning in Columbus Hospital, five days before his 70th birthday anniversary. He had been ill for several years with emphysema and had been in the hospital four days.

Born March 24, 1897, at Columbus, he was a son of William and Sallie Farmer Cousins. He married Miss Nola Walker on Nov. 29, 1923, in Columbus.

Mr. Cousins was maintenance foreman for Texas Construction Material Co. for many years. He had lived in Victoria, Bryan, Hearne, Smithville, West Point, and La Grange, but for the past 15 years had made Columbus his home. He retired from TCM on his 66th birthday anniversary and since then had been a bus driver for Columbus Independent School district.

He was a member of First Methodist Church, Odd Fellows, and Knights of Pythias.

Surviving in addtion to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Oran (Phrnye[sic]) O’Day of Pearland and Miss Shirley Cousins of Houston; and three grandchildren.

A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, March 29, 1967

Cousins, Sallie (Farmer)

Funeral Services are Held Today for Mrs. Sallie Cousins

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Cousins, 85, a resident of Columbus for 83 years, were held Friday, July 5th, at four o’clock at the residence here, Rev. F. D. Charlton, pastor of Columbus Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest, Columbus Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cousins died Thursday at two o’clock at her home here. She was born December 29th, 1854, at Wilson, North Carolina. She was a member of the Methodist church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Miller of Columbus, a son, G. L. B. Cousins of West Point; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Coleman of Columbus and Mrs. Idella Wilson of Houston; a brother, I. S. Farmer of Houston; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, July 4, 1938

Cousins, Shelly Clifton

ADDITIONAL LOCALS

We deeply sympathise[sic] with Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cousins, in the death of their son Shelly Clifton, which occurred on the 21st inst. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, May 24, 1883, page 2

Cousins, Voydell (Fuller)

Cousins

Voydell Cousins, 83, of Sheridan, passed away May 19.

She was born April 2, 1924, the daughter of Harley John and Maude (Briscoe) Fuller. She married Millard Earl Cousins on March 31, 1946. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Peggy Cousins; brothers, Harley A. Fuller, L.W. Fuller and Richard Fuller; sisters, Mabel Botard, Estelle Tesch and Edith Burris; grandson Trey Wes Davidson; and son-in-law, Bill Davidson.

Survivors include her husband; daughter, Linda Davidson of Victoria; sister, Ruth Brinkmeyer of Houston; brothers, Roy Lee "Woodie" Fuller of Sheridan and Alvin "Doodle" Fuller of Hallettsville; grandchildren, Scott Tesch and Kimberly Karl; great-grandchildren, Drew Davidson Ganem, Billy Davidson Ganem, Klayton Karl, Kooper Karl and Steven Tesch.

Services were held Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sheridan with Rev. Jim Dun officiating. Interment followed in Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Pallbearers were Louis W. Botard, Mike Brinkmeyer, Chris Brinkmeyer, Charles Tesch, Glen Tesch, David Fuller, L.W. Fuller and Gary Fuller. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Fuller and Melvin Fuller.

Colorado County Citizen, May 23, 2007
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Cousins, William

Houston Post Specials: Columbus, Dec 13.--Mr. William Cousins died of pneumonia at his home in this city at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Cousins came to Columbus from Natchez, Miss., twenty-five years ago. He was married to Miss Sallie Farmer in this city twenty-three years ago. He is survived by his wife and three children. The funeral was held at the City [Odd Fellows Rest] cemetery at 3:30 this afternoon by the Caledonia lodge of Masons, of which order he was a member.

Weimar Mercury December 14, 1907, page 1

Covel, Joyce (Buescher)

Joyce Buescher Covel, 77, of Houston, passed away Feb. 12 at Bayou Manor Nursing Home in Houston.

She was born to Henry and Louise (Hastings) Buescher on Oct. 11, 1924 in Columbus and married Edmund Covel, April 30, 1947.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jennerson, Bennett and Henry Buescher; and sisters, Lynn Fowler and Ruth Miller.

She is survived by her husband; son and daughter-in-law, William and Martha Covel of Shiner; and sisters, Jewel McNabb and Annie Louise Otting, both of Columbus.

Private graveside services were conducted Feb. 13 at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, February 20, 2002
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Coward, Hattie Elizabeth (Jones) Keller

Mrs. Hattie E. Coward Buried On Wednesday

Funeral services were held at 3:00 o’clock on Wednesday from the Mill Funeral Home for Mrs. Hattie Elizabeth Coward, who passed away at 4:50 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Bryant of Lissie.  Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery with Rev. O. E. Linstrum of the Colly Memorial Methodist Church officiating.

Born November 19, 1854 at Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Coward had celebrated her 82nd birthday last November.  She was an extremely active person until about four months ago when illness suddenly overtook her.  Members of her family report that she had always worked diligently and had never needed the care of a physician in her entire lifetime.

Mrs. Coward spent most of her life in the state of Iowa where she married Don Keller in 1878.  Five children were born to the couple.  Mr. Keller passed away many years ago, and later she became the wife of Netum[Needham Anderson] Coward who also preceeded[sic] her  in death.  The family came to Texas to reside at Seadrift where Mrs. Coward continued to make her home until about two months ago.  She embraced the Christian Church early in life and continued her membership in that faith.

She is survived  by two daughters, Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Clara Allen of Baytown, 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Her  grandsons served as pallbearers.  Three children, Winfred and Henry Keller and Mrs. W. Martin preceeded[sic] her in death.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 21, 1947, page 1
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Cox, Bert R.

 Bert Cox, Victim of Fall From Bridge, Is Buried Here

Funeral services for Bert R. Cox, 35, Austin Bridge Company employee, were held Saturday at his home in Alleyton, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, Lutheran Minister, officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest, Koenig Funeral Home of La Grange, in charge.

Mr. Cox died in the La Grange hospital January 23rd after he was fatally injured when he fell 55 feet from the new Colorado River bridge early Thursday afternoon. He was working with the raising crew engaged in hoisting steel for the middle bridge span. He fell backward and struck a wooden raft with his head. He rolled into the water, but was rescued buy fellow workmen.

He was born July 24, 1905, in Alleyton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Cox. He was married in 1927 to Miss Leola Koenig at Alleyton. He had been working in La Grange five months.

Survivors are his wife and father both of Alleyton; five sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Schultz of Wharton, Mrs. Hazel Struve of Robstown, Mrs. Ethel Samohyl of Wharton, Mrs. Dorothy Nelson of Wharton and Mrs. Glen Grabow of Columbus; two brothers,

Roy Cox of Alleyton and Milton Cox of La Grange.

Pallbearers were Harvey Lee, W. W. Perkins, E. H. Streibeck, A. H. McMillan, E. Byars and Marvin Bartlett.

Colorado County Citizen, January 30, 1941

Cox, G. B.

By accident a serious wound was received by Mr. G. B. Cox one day this week from which he died Thursday. He was buried yesterday at the Lakeside cemetery, Rev. W. T. Connor conducting the services. Mr. Cox is well known through this section, having served as overseer for Mr. Perry Clark on his farm near Lakeside for some time. The advertiser extends its sympathy to his bereaved wife and friends. – Eagle Lake Advertiser.

Weimar Mercury, September 4, 1904
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

IN MEMORY

Mr. G. B. Cox was born Dec. 2nd, 1874, in Lavaca county, Texas ... age of 29 years and 9 months.

Mr. Cox, with his parents, moved to Fayette county, near Flatonia, in his childhood and was raised and become well known there. He was married September 25th, 1899, to Miss Huey Haldeman at Delhie.

Mr. Cox was accidently shot on Aug. 9th, while removing a pair of trousers from his trunk, there being a revolver lying there, which was pulled to the floor and by the jar a cartridge therein was discharged - the ball entering the person of Mr. Cox and inflicting a wound from which he never recovered, only to lie in pain and agony till the voice of the death angel should be heard in the distance, calling him to come to his reward for the dutiful attempts while on earth.

Mr. Cox had been a resident of this section for about three years and having the plesure during this time of the friendship of many, by whom he was honored and admired as a man of high standing and good character.

Before death came to relieve this good man of his deadly pain he spent considerable of his time praying and singing and died with implicit faith in God as his redeemer. He bade his family a found farewell as he dissed[sic] and embraced them.

The community deeply mourns the loss of this esteemable man and extend their heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved wife and child..

Newspaper clipping pasted to cardboard, addressed to: Mr. H. E. Cox; 702 Hamilton Ave.; Houston, Texas
Submitted by Mark Cox

Cox, George Lawrence

Columbus Citizen: The death of Mr. George L. Cox, an old citizen and native of Columbus, occurred at Eagle Lake last Monday night, and was quite unexpected, as he was in apparent good health a few days before. George Cox had many excellent traits of character, and was genial, generous and strong in his attachments to his friends. He was about 58 years of age. The remains came up on Tuesday’s noon train, and were committed to earth in the city cemetery at 4:30 in the afternoon, under the auspices of the Woodmen of the World, of which order he was a member. He leaves a wife, and several children--all grown--to mourn is demise. Peace to his remains.

Weimar Mercury, March 31, 1900, page 4

Cox, George William

A telegram from Hockley on the 13th announced the death of George William Cox, son of Mr. Geo. L. and Mrs. Mattie Co, of this city, at that place last Sunday night. Deceased was in the seventeenth year of his age, and quite a promising young man. He was industrious and attentive to business, and of genial, social disposition, acquiring friends wherever he went. His life gave promise of a bright future. On Monday his parents left for Hockley to be present at the interment. [Nesbitt Library has his place of interment as Columbus City Cemetery.]

Colorado Citizen, July 17, 1884 

Cox, James Ray

Houston Post, March 24: James Cox, the 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cox, 1907 State street, was drowned in the ship channel while in bathing at the foot of White street Saturday afternoon.

It appears that the little fellow had gone to the water with another boy about his age, and that while playing about in the stream young Cox got beyond his depth and cried for help. This frightened his companion, who at once got out of the water and ran home, where he gave the alarm.

The body was recovered about two hours after death by W. E Hawkins and conveyed to the family residence at the place indicated.

The remains of James Cox, the little 9-year-old child who was drowned in the bayou Saturday, were shipped to Columbus yesterday morning, where interment took place.[Columbus City Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, March 30, 1907

Cox, Mary Cleo

Little Mary Cleo, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Cox of this city, died last Thursday, after a lingering illness, and was buried the next day. We extend heartfelt sympathy to the stricken parents.

“The night dew that falls, though in silence it weeps,
Shall brighten with verdine the grave where she sleeps;
And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls,
Shall long keep her memory green in our souls.” [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, Oct 30, 1884

Cox, Mary Jane (Cherry)

Mrs. Mary J. Cox died in this city last night, aged 61 years, 4 months and 23 days. She was born in Montgomery county, Ala. May 7, 1821, immigrated to Texas in 1837, and has since resided in this city. She was an eminent Christian lady and good Samaritan. Her deeds of benevolence and disinterested kindness are remembered by many of our people with gratitude. Her sufferings were terrible in her last illness, and borne with Christian fortitude. Peace to her ashes.

Her funeral will take place this evening at 3 1/2 o’clock, from her residence. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, November 2, 1882, page 3

Cox, Rebecca Minerva Jane (Bell)

Funeral Services Held Saturday for Mrs. Rebecca Cox

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca J. Cox, 83, were held here Saturday with interment in Odd Fellows Rest, Rev. L. M. Chapman officiating. Columbus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cox died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. B. Beck Friday after a long illness. She was born in Lavaca county on February 10, 1861, a daughter of George and Martha Bell. The family later moved to Hayes county where she was reared and where she was married in 1881 to W. A. Cox. Mr. Cox died in 1922.

Mrs. Cox had been a member of the Baptist church for 50 years. She had lived with her children in Columbus for the past nine years.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Beck and Mrs. W. M. Hill of this place and Mrs. J. W. Edwards of Hempstead; two sons, H. A. and J. T. Cox, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and one sister Mrs. Tom Ford of San Antonio. Fifteen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive. Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were E. G. Miller, Fred Woodard, J. V. Frnka, W. G. Clayton, W. H. Hargrove and R. R. Hadden.

Colorado County Citizen, May 18, 1944

Coy, Charles DeHaven “Chuck”

Coy, Charles “Chuck” DeHaven

Charles “Chuck” DeHaven Coy, 77, of Weimar passed away Friday, May 29 in Columbus.

He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sept. 20, 1931, the son of the late William Henry and Waive Olga (DeHaven) Coy. He graduated in 1949 from Pike Consolidated High School in New Augusta, Ind. He earned a Bachelor of Science in construction, Master’s in business management and was working on his PhD. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp and later in the U.S. Air Force, both during the Korean War.

At the time of his death he had a general contractors license in the state of Florida. His said his greatest accomplishment and satisfaction was his work as an Emergency Medical Technician in Colorado and Lavaca Counties.

He was preceded in death by his son James Edward Coy; sister Susane DeHaven; and brother Michael Coy.

He is survived by his soulmate and love of his life Gail Coy of Weimar; daughters Beverely Anne Alexander and Deborah Sue Elms; adopted daughter Rosie Mary Clarkson; five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place Friday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Columbus with Pastors Sharon Turner and Stephen Whitfield officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Citizens for Animal Protection, 11925 Katy Fwy. Houston,Texas 77079 or your local EMS office. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado County Citizen, May 3, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Craig, Susan Rowell

DIED of pneumonia and asthma, at her residence ten miles south of Columbus, at 8 o'clock, Wednesday, February 4th, 1891, Mrs. Susan Rowell Craig, aged 65 years, 2 months and 10 days. Deceased was born in the state of Virginia December 24, 1825, and immigrated with the family to South Carolina, where she was happily married to Mr. George Franklin Craig. She joined the Presbyterian church and remained a member to her death. She removed to Fayette county, Texas in 1867, and shortly afterwards to Colorado county, where she resided till her demise. Her remains were committed to earth in city cemtery last Thursday. She leaves five sons, Jackson, James, Samuel, Richard and William, and many friends to mourn her loss, to whom we extend sympathy and condolence.

Colorado Citizen, February 12, 1891

Craige, Maggie

Died in this city, at 5 o’clock yesterday morning, little Maggie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Craige, aged one year and nine months. “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.:” {place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, May 22, 1884

Crary, Albert

Mr. Albert Crary, son of Mr. E. A. Crary, formerly of Columbus, died in Houston last week, to the regret of his many young friends in this place. He was a young man of many excellent traits of character and one who would have "acted well his part. [Interment in Odd Fellows’ Rest]

Colorado Citizen, March 16, 1899

Crary, Carrie

Death has invaded the household of our friend Mr. Chas. Crary, and on Friday last bore off little CARRIE to a better clime.  Her disease was brain fever, and the skill of medicine failed to rescue her from the clutches of the grim destroyer.  But her soul is at peace, and her fair form beyond any of the sufferings of earth.  [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Colorado Citizen, August 1, 1878, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Crary, Charles Eugene

With feelings of heartfelt sympathy for the bereaved parents we record the death of little Charles Eugene, infant son of M and Mrs. C. E. Crary, which occurred last Saturday. The chain of parental love and kindly affection so beautifully gemmed with sweet memories is rudly dissevered, and the bright little boy has been transferred frm a world surcharged with sorrow to the happy shores of eternal bliss. Our sincere condololence[sic] is extended the heart-broken parents in this their hour of poignant sorrow. [Interment in Odd Fellows' Rest]

Colorado Citizen, August 6, 1885

Cranek/Krenek

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Cravens, James Rorick

Rorick Cravens Dead at 73

Funeral services for James Rorick Cravens, 73, of Houston were held Friday, August 20, at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston with Rev. Charles Wyatt-Brown officiating.

He died Wednesday in a Houston hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Houston, Mr. Cravens was owner of Cravens, Dargan & Co., an investment firm. He was a director of Texas Commerce Bank and a member of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston Country Club, Bayou Club, Tejas Club, Eagle Lake Rod and Gun Club, and Shadyside Tennis Club. He was a major in the U. S. Air Force during World War II.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Cullinan Cravens, two daughters, Mrs. Nancy C. Chamberlain and Mrs. Achille (Patricia) Arcidiacono, and a son, James R. Cravens Jr., all of Houston; ten grandchildren; and a brothers, Malcom Cravens of San Francisco, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Cravens built a vacation home many years ago on land bordering the river in the Osage area and have been frequent visitors here. [Interment in the Shaw cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, August 26, 1976, page 9

Crawford, Anne (Baker) Hill

Crawford

Anne Hill Crawford, 87, of Columbus, passed away June 4 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born in Fairfield, July 2, 1916 to Franklin and Mary (Crisp) Baker and married Marvin Crawford Nov. 3, 2001. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Edward A. Hill; two brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Crawford; daughter, Virginia and husband, Bill Weston of Pleasanton; son, Allan and wife, Jane Hill of Columbus; grandchildren, Mark Hill, Stuart Hill, Karl Hill, Ted Culbreth, April Brooks and Mike Culbreth; 12 great-grandchildren; and one niece.

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, June 8, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. [Cremated]

The Colorado County Citizen, June 9, 2004
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Crawford, George B.

The news of the death of Mr. George B. Crawford of this city last Friday was received with many expressions of regret by his friends of this section. He was a native of the county, and for over thirty years a resident of this city. He was a good citizen, with few faults and many excellent traits of character, among which his kindness and care of orphan relatives stands out as a monument entitling him to a crown.

For many years he was a member of the Christian church of this city. His remains were followed to the grave last Saturday by a large concourse of relatives and friends, Rev. T. B. Coble performing the funeral rites. [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery] Two orphan boys,one of them grown, and many relatives and friends mourn his untimely demise. Peace to his ashes. [George B. Crawford marred Jane O. Miller in 1874. DA]

Colorado County Citizen, Oct 9, 1896

Crawford, Jane O. “Jennie” (Miller)

THE CITIZEN announces with regret the death of Mrs. Jennie O. Crawford, wife of our fellow citizen, Mr. Geo. B. Crawford, which occurred at the family residence in this city Tuesday night. The deceased was a native of Columbus, the eldest daughter of ex-Mayor John C. Miller and wife, a lady of many excellent traits of character, with many friends. She was essentialy an ornament and tireless worker for the home, quiet and unobtrusive in its management, and adorning it wih the graces which contribute to its happiness and comfort. Her remains were committed to the dust yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, in the city cemetery, there to await the judgment morn. To the bereaved husband, childen and oher relatives the CITIZEN extends sorrowful sympathy.

Colorado Citizen, October 1, 1896

Crawford, Jesse R.

Columbus

A sad and fatal accident occurred at the railroad bridge last Monday by which Jesse Crawford, a young man of this place, lost his life. From what your correspondent could learn Crawford was working near the large derrick, with which the large stones were being lifted, and in some way we could not learn the wire cable supporting the boom which swings outwards, broke and in trying to get out of the way he was struck on the head and fatally injured. He lived but a few moment after being struck. The accident was greatly deplored by the many friends of the young man, and it was especially said because he was killed in sight of his home, where his young wife lay sick. Jesse Crawford was a native of this town, and was born on the same block where he lived at the time of his death, so we are informed. He was a young man, honest and hard working, having married only about a year ago. Many sorrowing friends and relatives followed him to his last resting place at the City cemetery Tuesday. His wife--poor widowed heart--what a Christ to her! What consolation is there for her? There is but one grand sweet thought--that Jesse, her Jesse-- is asleep in the arms of Jesus. "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted."

Weimar Mercury, December 29, 1900

Crawford, Velton Marion "Red"

Mr. V. M. (Red) Crawford

Funeral services for Mr. Velton M. Crawford were held at the Methodist church here Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. J. H. Estes officiating, assisted by Rev. Wm. D. Wyatt of the First Baptist Church and Rev. A. Guyon of the Hallettsville Methodist Church. A quartette sweetly sang :The Old Rugged Cross" and Mrs. Marguerite Fitzpatrick rendered a solo, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere".

Rev. Mr. Guyon had on December 6th., 1929, performed the wedding ceremony of Mr. Crawford and Miss Lelia Rau of this city.

Mr. Crawford was an employee of the Magnolia Oil & Refining Co. and worked at their pumping plant near here for several years. At the time of his death he was employed by that company at Freer, near San Diego. He was in this city on January 3rd , to meet this wife and take her home, and after reaching home he took a cold which grew into pneumonia. He died on the 11th.

The remains were brought here by auto hearse Saturday evening and were held at the Masonic Hall that night and until the funeral service Sunday. Members of the lodge of which he was member watched over the corpse. Following the funeral ceremony the local Masonic lodge took charge of the remains and gave the ritualistic service at the grave. Interment was at Odd Fellows Rest.

Mr. Crawford was born in Center, Texas, and was 27 years of age. He is survived by his parents, the heart-broken wife and a little son. They have sympathy of the community in their great loss.

Colorado County Citizen, January 17, 1935

Crebbs, Katie

We regret to chronicle the death, on Tuesday night last, from congestion, of little KATIE, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Crebbs.  She was a bright, intelligent prattler of six years, and upon her early demise her stricken parents and relatives may console themselves that she has left a world of sorrow for a home of never-ending bliss. [place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, August 2, 1877, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Crebbs, Mattie E.

Mrs. Mattie Crebbs

Mrs. Mattie Crebbs, widow of the late W. C. Crebbs, mayor of Weimar for many years, died at the residence of her son, W. B. Crebbs, in Seguin, Saturday morning, and the remains were brought to this city Sunday afternoon for interment, same taking place in Odd Fellows' cemetery by the side of her deceased husband, same afternoon. Mrs. Crebbs was a most lovable lady, and during the many years of her residence in this city counted the friendship of everyone who knew her. She resided here for quite a while after the death of her husband, but finally broke up housekeeping and moved to Seguin to make her home with her son. She was a sweet, christian woman, one who always had a kind word for everyone, a devoted wife and mother, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved one.

Weimar Mercury, February 11, 1916

Crebbs, Otho H.

The CITIZEN records with regret the death of Otho H. Crebbs, Esq., which sad event occurred at the residence of his sister (Mrs. Floy Rochefort) in this city last Sunday morning at 7 o’clock, a.m. the deceased was a native of Union county, Va., about 43 years of age,and has resided in this city and county for twenty-three years. He was a clever, good-hearted man, generally esteemed, and led a life devoid of many errors. His remains were committed to earth at Odd Fellows’ Rest last Sunday afternoon in accordance with the rites and ceremonies of the Masonic fraternity, Rev. H. C. Howard, of the Episcopal Church, officiating. Peace to his memory.

Colorado Citizen, September 20, 1888, page 3

Crebbs, William C.

Gone To His Reward

The Hon. W. C. Crebbs, Ex-Mayor of Weimar, Colorado county, Texas, died here, at his home, on April 8th, 1914, and was interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery on the following day.

He was born in the State of Virginia (now West Virginia) in May 1837, and was reared there to early manhood when he came to Texas; sojourned for a time in the section of Beaumont; from there he went to Gonzales; where he engaged in business; finally landing in Columbus, this county, making his home permanently, in the fifties engaging in mercantile pursuits, until the breaking out of the war between the states he volunteered as a private soldier in the Confederate cause and joined the company John Shropshire, which was organized in Columbus and saw its first service in New Mexico, attached to Sibley’s (afterwards Tom Greene) brigade and engaged in the battles of Val Verde and Glorietta and other minor battles and skirmishes during that dreadful and unfortunate campaign The campaign over, he returned, with his brigade,to Texas, and was one of the first to board the Harriett Lane in that memorable exploit of that brigade, the most daring manuvre[sic] of warfare, successful accomplished, recorded in the history of Green’s Brigade or of any other during the entire war.

The Brigade ordered to Louisiana, and with it went the subject of this sketch, engaging in all the battles, afterwards fought, by this famous command until the end came in 1865, when he returned to Columbus, Texas, where he, broken in finances, crippled by the fate of war’s hardships, returned to his former occupation in the attempt to rebuild his fallen fortunes and grow up with the upbuilding of the institutions of his adopted s state.

In 1867 he married Miss Mattie Tooke of Columbus, from which union there sprung two children, one of whom, Wm. B. Crebbs, is now a resident of Seguin. Mr. Crebbs is survived by his widow and one son.
He was honored by the voters of Weimar, for many terms in office, as alderman and as its Mayor, and died beloved and respected by all classes of its citizens, while his beloved family enjoys the sympathy and condolence of all. JCK

Mr. Crebbs was buried under the auspices of the Masonic lodge, of which order he had been a faithful and consistent member. The honorary pall bearers were as follows: W. A. Baar of Bonus, T. A. Hill, J. C. Kindred, A. S. Lowrey and Judge J. J. Mansfield of Columbus, and George Herder, Sr. Active pall bearers were C. K. Quin of Columbus, John H. Brooks, Jas. McMillan, R. H. McCormick, H. Brasher and R. H. Yoder.

Rev. G. T. Gibbons, the Methodist pastor, conduced appropriate services at the residence. Hon. J. C. Kindred made a few impressive remarks at the grave.

Weimar Mercury, April 10, 1914

Crenek/Krenek

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Crenshaw, Mary Ann (Andrews)

Daughter of Alfred Gay and Winifred (Hyman) Andrews
Born: Feb 11, 1831 in Martin Co, NC;
Died: Nov 1, 1920 in Brady, TX
Buried in Brady, TX
Married Oliver B. Crenshaw Mar 11, 1847 in Colorado County, TX
(See her pension application for husband's service in Mexican War)

Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Crenshaw, Oliver B.

Born: Jan 25, 1823 in TN;
Died Oct 8, 1863 in Colorado County, TX;
Buried at Clear Clreek Cemetery
Veteran of Mexican War

Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Cripps, Anthony “Tony” Ray

Cripps

Anthony "Tony" Ray Cripps, 56, of Austin passed away June 10 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

He was born in San Antonio on March 26, 1952 to Louis and Amanda Dantone.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Mary Ann Dullmeyer.

He is survived by his sister Deby Denby and husband Charles of La Grange; brother, Samuel Dantone and wife Brenda; three nephews, Nelson Dullmeyer of Columbus, Kris Denby of Austin and Jacob Dantone of Columbus; niece, Kimberly Denby of Webster and great nephew, Ethan Landrum-Denby of Austin.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, June 21 at 3 p.m. at Glidden Baptist Church. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado County Citizen, June 18, 2008
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Crisp, Erva (Upton)

Crisp

Erva Upton Crisp, 99, of Columbus, passed away March 16.

She was born near Schulenburg, Jan. 25, 1905 to Ben and Ella Upton and married Sam Crisp, Oct. 8, 1924. She graduated from J.H. Green High School in Schulenburg. She worked for Dr. and Mrs. R.C. Marburger for many years and was the first Avon representative in Columbus. She was a member of Great Smith Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sons-in-law, Simon Dillard and George Robinson.

She is survived by her sister, Inez Stewart; daughters, Rose Mary Dillard and Doris Mae Robinson; grandchildren, S.W. Dotson Jr., Bennie M. Dillard, Alvin S. Dotson Sr., Grady A. Dillard, Carolyn Robinson Miller, Carmen Robinson Shepherd and Quentin Dillard; great-grandchildren, Shelton W. Dotson III, Philip Sheffield, Brenda Brown, Alvinette D. Dotson, Tanessa S. Dillard, Vantrese Camiso, Benishe Roberts, Alvin S. Dotson II, Michelle Rock, Grady A. Dillard II, Shawnte R. Mitchell, Arlo D. Dotson, Tanesha T. Dillard, Frederick A. Dillard, Simon T. Dillard, Sharee D. Shepherd, Georgette R. Miller, Shadae M. Shepherd and Kristan Dillard; and great-great-grandchildren, Miracle V. Sheffield, Aneyssa J. Dotson, Shelton W. Dotson IV, Sheltonise S. Dotson, Montana Dillard, Kayla Dillard, Sierra Camiso, Jesse R. Mitchell III, A'la Dotson, John H. Brown Jr., Alexis S. Cadler, Jada Dillard and Donovan R. Mitchell.

Funeral services were conducted March 20 at New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. J. Hargrove officiating. Interment followed at Schulenburg Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Shelton Dotson III, Alvin Dotson II, Grady A. Dillard II, Simon Dillard, Philip Sheffield, Arlo Dotson and Frederick A. Dillard.
Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Dotson, Grady Dillard, the Rev. Bennie Dillard, Quentin Dillard and the Rev. S.W. Dotson Jr.

The Colorado County Citizen, March24, 2004
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Criswell

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Crittendon, Martha H.

Weimar Local Matters

Miss Mattie H. Crittendon, an old maiden lady, sister-in-law of R. Phares, died in this place last Saturday of a cancer. She has been a great sufferer for a long while. Her disease baffled all medical skill. Her remains were transferred to Columbus, and interred in the Odd Fellows' Rest.

Colorado County Citizen, January 24, 1889
Submitted by Deborah Smith

 Miss Mattie Crittenden, aunt of Mrs. Gus Depmore of this city, died in Weimar last Saturday, and her remains were removed to this place and committed to earth last Sunday afternoon in Odd Fellows’ Rest, Rev. J. D. Ray officiating. The deceased died of cancer, aged 53 years. She had been a great sufferer from the disease, which she bore with fortitude, and an operation was performed in New Orleans a year ago to give her relief but without avail. She was a lady of estimable character and many friends. May her rest be peace.

Colorado Citizen, January 24, 1889, page 3

Cromer, Elizabeth C. (Munke)

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. CROMER AT COLUMBUS

Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Cromer, 53, wife of Jake Cromer, prominent Glidden resident and former resident of Weimar, whose death occurred Thursday, were held Friday at the Oddfellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Cromer was a sister of Mrs.. Steve Heller of Weimar and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Munke, widely-known and long-time residents of he Ammannsville section.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, March 22, 1940

Cromer, Frank Bernard

Glidden Gleanings

Once more we are called upon to chronicle the death of one of our beloved citizens.

At 10:45 Thursday night the spirit of Mr. Frank Cromer took its flight to that brighter realm where sin and sorrow are not known. On the evening before his death that night he was in the best of spirits, laughing and joking with his friends as he went to his work. Little did he dream that within a few short hours he would be cold in death.

Frank, as he was known to his host of friends, was a splendid boy – upright, honest and respected by all – and the idol of his parents.

About nine months ago he became an employe [sic] of the Galveston, Houston & Harrisburg Railway Company, as a switchman, and was always faithful to his trust.

While making a coupling another car was backed in upon him causing instant death.

Funeral services were held at the residence of his parents by Rev. Father Strobel, of Columbus. At 4 o‘clock the funeral procession slowly wended its way to the Odd Fellows Rest where interment took place, under the auspices of the Woodmen of which lodge he was an honored member.

To the grief-stricken father and mother are sympathies extended.

He has gone from our sight
But not from our love,
To the mansions of light—
That blessed home above.
– A Friend

Colorado County Citizen, October 17, 1913
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Cromer, Helena (Hoelscher)

Mrs. Jake Cromer
(Glidden Correspondent)

The community was saddened Monday evening by the death of Mrs. Jake Cromer, who had been ill for some months. Funeral service was held at the residence at 2 P. M. Wednesday and burial took place at Odd Fellows Rest in Columbus. Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of the Columbus Lutheran church officiated.

Miss Helena Hoelscher was born in Weimar Aug. 10, 1867, and was married to Mr. Cromer Dec 1, 1891. They came to Glidden to live in 1906.

Their only son, Frank, died here in 1913.

Mrs. Cromer was a sweet, lovable character, familiarly known to many here as "Mama". She will be greatly missed in this community.

She is survived by the sorrowing husband, five brothers, Henry Hoelscher of Wesphalia, Joe of Poth, Otto, Robert and August of Weimar and two sisters, Mr. Emanuel Raabe of Westphalia and Mrs. Frank Leidolf of Weimar.

The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of the entire community.

Colorado County Citizen, May 10, 1934

Mrs. Jacob Cromer of Glidden Dies

News was received here Tuesday of the death of a lady well and favorably known throughout this section. We refer to Mrs. Jacob Cromer of Glidden, whose death occurred either Monday night or Tuesday morning. The funeral took place at the Odd Fellows’ Rest in Columbus Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Cromer was a sister of the late Mr. F. E. Leidolf of this city. She and her husband lived for a number of years at Borden, where Mr. Cromer conducted a gin. If we mistake not, for a time they lived in Weimar. After leaving this section they moved to Glidden, where Mr. Cromer engaged in business. It was not very long afterward that their only son, a bright, manly young fellow, was killed in a railroad accident.

Mrs. Cromer had been ill for a number of weeks, and although everything possible was done for her welfare and comfort, God willed that she should “come on home”, and now she has joined her beloved boy in that heavenly home above. She was truly a good woman, a fine wife and mother, and one whose cheerful presence was always welcome at every gathering. She will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends throughout this section.

To the grief-stricken husband, now left alone, our heartfelt sympathy is extended. May a merciful Father comfort him as He alone can is the sincere wish of the writer.

Weimar Mercury, Friday, May 11, 1934
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Submitter’s comment: Mrs. Jacob (Helena Hoelscher) Cromer was the sister-in-law of the late Mr. F. E. Leidolf – see correction in the Mercury below.

The Survivors of Mrs. Jacob Cromer

The Mercury erred in its last issue in stating that Mrs. Jacob Cromer, who died recently at her home in Glidden, was a sister of the late Mr. F. E. Leidolf. Mrs. Cromer was a sister of Mrs. Leidolf. Mrs. Cromer was born Miss Helena Hoelscher, in the Weimar section, Aug. 10, 1867, and was married to Mr. Cromer Dec. 1, 1891. They lived in this section many years, moving to Glidden in 1906, They had an only son, Frank, who was killed in a railroad accident at Glidden in 1913.

Mrs. Cromer is survived by her heart-broken husband, five brothers, Henry Hoelscher of Westphalia, Jos. Hoeslcher of Poth, Otto, Robert and August Hoelscher of the Weimar section, and two sisters, Mrs. Emanuel Raabe of Westphalia and Mrs. F. E. Leidolf of this city.

Weimar Mercury, Friday, May 18, 1934
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Cromer, Jacob “Jake”

Jake Cromer Funeral Held

A Glidden resident for the past 57 years, Jake Cromer, 82, was laid to rest Friday afternoon in Odd Fellows Rest after funeral services conducted by Rev. G. Wolf at the Columbus Funeral home.

The aged resident, a native of France where a sister and two half-brothers still live, was found dead in his bed last Thursday morning by his wife.

He was a member of the Herman Sons and of the Moose lodge.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances Cromer; a sister, Mrs. Francis Ruhlman of France; and three half-brothers, Joe Leehan of Houston, George and John Leehan of France.

Pallbearers were Arthur Otto, Otto Schriefer, Alfred Raabe, Barney Kuhn, Tom Conway and D. D. Stair.

[Submitter’s note: He was preceded in death by two wives, Helen Hoelscher in 1934 and Elizabeth (Munke) Richter in 1940, and a son, Frank in 1913. Frank was his son by his first wife, Helen.]

Colorado County Citizen, March 11, 1948
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Crume, Carl Lee

Carl Lee Crume
September 20, 1937 - March 22, 2003

Carl Lee Crume, 65, of El Campo, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2003 at his home.

He was born September 20, 1937 in Elk Hart, Indiana, the son of Earl and Ethel Gill Crume. Crume was employed as a truck driver for El Campo Aluminum.

Preceded in death by his parents; survivors include his wife, Rosalie Carr Crume of El Campo; daughters, Brenda Lopez of Pierce and Carla Crume and Kathy Ellinger of El Campo; sons, Terry Crume and Jimmy Crume of El Campo, Jeffry Allan Crume of Cassopolis, Michigan, and Timothy Crume of Eagle Lake; sister, Glenda Ormiston of Dawagiac, Michigan; a brother, Frank Oles Jr. of South Bend, Indiana; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo with Rev. Robin Lattimore, officiating. Cremation followed the service.

Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 27, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Crume, Timothy

Timothy Crume

Timothy Crume, 38, of Eagle Lake passed away Saturday, May 20 in Altair.

He was born February 16, 1971 in Elkhart, Indiana and was a police officer.

Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Terry Crume; father, Carl Crume; mother-in-law, Marie Avila.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Claudia Crume of Eagle Lake; mother, Rosalie Crume of El Campo; daughters, Sabrina and Amber Crume of Louise; sons, Joseph Casarez, Timothy S. Crume, Jr. of Eagle Lake; stepson, Zachary Gasca of Eagle Lake; sisters, Brenda Lopez of Taiton, Carla Crume and Kathy Ellinger of El Campo; brothers, Jeff Crume of Michigan, Jimmy Crume of El Campo.

Visitation was held Monday, May 25 from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at Eagle Lake Community Center with Bill Lattimore officiating. Burial will be at a later date. [Place of interment unknown]

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 4th, 2009

Crumpton, Dave L.

CRUMPTON

Dave L. Crumpton, 53 of Sheridan, passed away Sept. 18 at Seton Medical Center in Austin.

He was born in Refugio, Feb. 8, 1950 to Woodrow and Olga (Chadick) Crumpton and worked for Cal-Maine as a truck driver.

He is survived by his parents, Woody and Tommie Crumpton of Sheridan; daughter, Donna Repka of Refugio; sons, Duke Crumpton of Refugio and David Crumpton of San Marcos; brothers, T.C. Crumpton of Rock Springs, Wyo. and Shane Crumpton of Sheridan; grandson, Ryan Repka; and half-brother, John Ross of Kingston, Okla.

A memorial service was conducted Sept. 22 at New Life Fellowship Church in Sheridan with Del Sansford officiating. Interment will follow at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Colorado County Citizen, September 24, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Crumpton, Olga “Tommie” (Chadick)

Crumpton

Olga "Tommie" Crumpton, 90, of Sheridan, passed away Jan. 12 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.

She was born in Calvin, Okla., Oct. 11, 1917 to Luther and Clara Mae (Welch) Chadick and married Woodrow "Woody" Crumpton, May 30, 1947. She was a member of the Lake Sheridan Ladies Auxiliary and attended New Life Fellowship Church in Sheridan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dave Crumpton; sisters, Jewel Carpenter and Cecile Farmer; and brothers, Jack Chadick and Billy Chadick.

She is survived by her husband; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Carolyn Ross of Kingston, Okla., Thomas and Kathy Crumpton of Rock Springs, Wyo. and Shane and Lydia Crumpton of Sheridan; brother, James "Snow" Chadick of Mesa, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 15 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pat Brandenburg officiating. Interment followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.
Pallbearers were Krystal and Kristi Sepulveda, Erin Ocana, and Kasie, Kimberly, David, Duke and Cody Crumpton.

Colorado County Citizen, January 16, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Crumpton, Woodrow Parr

Crumpton

Woodrow Parr “Woody” Crumpton, 93, of Sheridan, passed away Nov. 22 at Williamsburg House Assisted Living in Hallettsville.

He was born in Taft, March 19, 1916 to David Omega and Jessie Loyd (Hendrix) Crumpton and married Olga Chadick, May 30, 1947. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, worked as an oilfield gas tester for Atlantic Richfield Gas Company and was a member of New Life Fellowship in Sheridan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Dave Crumpton; brothers, Adin, Hallie, Bryan and David Crumpton; and sister, Clara Custer.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Kathy Crumpton of Rock Springs, Wyo., Shane and Lydia Crumpton of Sheridan and John and Carolyn Ross of Kingston, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for Nov. 28 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Jamie Erickson officiating. Interment will follow at Cheetham Cemetry in Sheridan.

Pallbearers scheduled are David and Duke Crumpton, James Repka, Ronia Vasquez, Albert Martinez and Ben Ortiz.

Honorary pallbearers are Krystal and Kristi Sepulveda and Kimberly Crumpton.

Colorado County Citizen, Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Crusak, Children (Two)

A Bohemian family by the name of Crusak, living on the line of Lavaca county left their house one morning last week as they usually do, in charge of two little children, while they went to the field to work. It was not long before they were horror-stricken at seeing their building in flames. They ran to the burning building as soon as possible, but more terrible was the scene that they had any idea it would be. The two little children were burnt up, they having perished in the flames. It is supposed they set fire to themselves and building by playing with matches. Too much caution cannot be given to this careless habit of leaving children in charge of the house while the parents are in the field at work. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, May 19, 1881
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Cullen, Briney (Nicholds)

Services Here Today for Mrs. Jim Cullen

Funeral services will be held here today, Thursday, at 3:00 p. m. for Mrs. Jim Cullen of Glen Flora, formerly a resident of this community. Services will be at Mill-Bauer Funeral Home and interment in Lakeside Cemetery.

She died yesterday afternoon, December 21st at Nightingale hospital. The family formerly lived here on the Dr. Gordon place.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 22, 1955

Cullen, J. W.

Mr. J. C[sic]. Cullen, aged about sixty years, died at Altair last Friday. His body was brought to Eagle Lake on the afternoon train and taken to the Baptist church, being interred in the Lakeside cemetery Saturday morning, the services being under direction of the Odd Fellows Lodge, of which deceased was a member. Mr. Cullen leaves a daughter, Mrs. L. J. Bunge of Altair.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 11, 1911, page 12

Cullen, James S.

LAST RITES HELD HERE MON. FOR JAMES S. CULLEN

Funeral services were held at three p.m. Monday, May 10th, at the chapel ot the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home for James S. Cullen of Glen Flora, former resident of the Lissie and Matthews areas many years ago,

A preacher from the Wharton Church of Christ officiated. Burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

His wife preceded him in death in 1955. Surviving are three daughters and one son, and other relatives and friends,

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 13, 1965
[Please contact Deborah Borrers is you are researching this family.]

Culpepper, David Russel

Culpepper Funeral Held Here Aug. 29

Funeral services for David Russel Culpepper, 82, of Brenham, were held August 29 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar. Rev. Paul May officiated.

Burial was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Culpepper died August 27 at Gazebo Terrace, his residence in Brenham.

He was born August 25, 1911, in Gillett, Karnes County, Texas, to Louis and Laura (Tubbs) Culpepper.

He attended Runge Public Schools and Waco High School.

He was an army career man, serving for 20-plus years with most of his time spent overseas.

He was a member of the VFW, A big Dallas Cowboys fan, he followed professional baseball (Astros) and football teams with great interest, as well as all athletics.

In addition to his years overseas, Culpepper lived in this area for 30 years. He also had lived in Waco, League City and Runge.

Survivors include a brother and sister, Ruby C. Walker of Seguin, and Q. B. Culpepper Sr. of Orange.

Preceding him in death were two brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers were Donald R. Cole, Layne Cole, Q. B. Culpepper Jr., Charles C. Heinen, A. M. Hucker and Greg Hucker.

The Weimar Mercury September 2, 1993
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Culpepper, Herman C.

Mr. H. C. Culpepper

The death of Mr. H. C. Culpepper occurred at his home in the northern part of the city at about ten o’clock Tuesday night, following an illness since last Saturday. Mr. Culpepper came home from his work at the gravel pit Saturday evening with a terrible headache, and went immediately to bed. He soon became unconscious and incoherent in his mutterings, and did not regain consciousness at anytime.

Funeral services were held at the cemetery at four yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. D. Wyatt of the First Baptist Church officiating, and the Masonic rites were observed at the grave.

Mr. Culpepper was 41 years of age, had lived here about ten years, and is survived by a mother, Mrs. Lela Culpepper of Falfurrias, a sister and a brother, Mrs. C. H. Hornsby and Mr. Z. D. Culpepper of Falfurrias, the sorrowing wife and four children, Mrs. George A. Baker, Miss Ruby Fay, William and Lela Culpepper, to whom our sympathy is extended in their great sorrow.

Colorado County Citizen, June 25, 1931, page 8

Culton, David Wayne

Culton

David Wayne Culton, 54, of Mentz, passed away April 18. He was born Oct. 15, 1952 to Irene Harness and David C. Culton in North Kansas City, Mo. He attended school in West Plains, Mo., where he played baseball and basketball.

He served in the Vietnam War when he was 17. He married Donna Heintschel on March 26, 1993 in Blanco. After fixing up the old Braden homestead, they moved to Mentz. He drove trucks for various companies and spent two months in Iraq working for KBR. He also helped the clean-up of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He enjoyed the coast, deep sea fishing, motorcycles and visiting with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

He is survived by his wife; mother; sons, Garrett, of Mentz and Eric, of West Plains, Mo.; and daughters, Brett Francher, of West Plains, Mo. and Casey Culton, of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Payeton, Bryce, Lilly and Ashley, all of West Plains, Mo.; mother-in-law, Adeline Heintschel, of Columbus; brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Debi, of West Plains, Mo., Danny and Elizabeth, of Waynesville, Mo. and Rod and Janice, of Blanco; sister-in-law, Diane Caddell and husband, Billy, of Luling; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was hosted May 12 at St. Roch's in Mentz. A private family burial took place at St. Roch Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz or St. Anthony School or Library in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, June 5, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Cummins, Dr. James Eugene

James Cummins Funeral Services Held April 11

Dr. James Eugene Cummins, 78, of Burnet died April 9 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11 at the First United Methodist church in Weimar.  Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Cummins was born Jan. 18, 1923 in San Saba to James William Cummins and Mamie Flora Hagan Cummins.  He was an only child.

He grew up in San Saba where he attended San Saba High School and graduated salutatorian of his class in 1940.  He attended John Tarleton College for two years and the University of Texas for one year before being drafted by the Army in 1943.

He was sent to France in 1944 as a PFC where he was wounded and returned home months later.  He then continued his education at the University of Texas.

He married Jeanne Carsey Cummins on Dec. 23, 1947.  He entered Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  He graduated from there in 1950 and followed that with a four-year surgical residency at Scott and White in Temple.

In 1954, he and his family moved to Weimar where he practiced medicine as a family doctor for 25 years.  He then moved to Burnet in 1977 where he practiced for another 20 years before retiring there in 1995.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Carsey Cummins; two sons, James (Buster) Cummins and wife Theresa of Austin, and Rob Cummins of Austin; one daughter, Nancy Brown and husband Chuck of Schulenburg; five grandchildren, Chad and Christopher Cummins of Austin and Katie, Tommy and Julie Brown of Schulenburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers were Davis Gindler, Jack Sanders, Blackie Seifert, Walter Scott, Bob Wilkin and Vance Youens.  Honorary pallbearers were Jack Brasher, Dr. C. J. McCollum, Gene Eddings, Darryl Leach and John Sanders

The Weimar Mercury   May 24, 2001
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Cumpian, Frank G. Jr.

Frank G. Cumpian, Jr.

Frank G. Cumpian, Jr., 64, of Eagle Lake passed away Thursday, November 29 in Houston.

He was born March 6, 1943 in Clodine the son of Frank Sr. and Manuela Cumpian.

Frank was in Air Conditioning and Heating Installation and of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandy Cumpian; son, Randy Cumpian; brother, Samuel Cumpian; and granddaughter, Sonia Mariscal.

Frank leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Rodriguez Cumpian of Eagle Lake; parents, Frank Sr. and Manuela Cumpian of Eagle Lake; daughters, Vivian C. and husband, Roberto Alonso, Sr., and Iris Fajkus of Eagle Lake; sisters, Liz Romo, Sarah Urdiales, and Ester Stricklan, all of Eagle Lake; eight grandchildren, and one grandson.

Visitation was held Monday, December 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 4 at 10 a.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Rev. Mario Vasquez officiating. Interment followed at Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Lorenzo Mariscal, Gary Ebarra, Daniel Romo, Davy Diaz, Christopher Rodriguez and Jeremy Gonzales.

Honorary pallbearers were Roberto Alonso, Jr. and Rene Rodriguez, Jr.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 6th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Cumpian, Frank M. Sr.

Frank M. Cumpian, Sr.

Frank M. Cumpian, Sr., 88, of Eagle Lake passed away Thursday, April 3 at Rice Medical Center.

He was born March 2, 1920 in Belton, Texas.

Frank married Manuela Gonzales on November 20, 1938 in Ramsey and worked for Southern Pacific Railroad from July 1944 through 1982.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Atilano Cumpian, Sr. and Concepcion Martinez Cumpian; two sons, Frank Cumpian Jr. and Samuel Cumpian; sister, Romanita Gaitan; two brothers, Lab Cumpian and Atilano Cumpian, Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory a wife, Manuela Cumpian of Eagle Lake; daughters, Esther Cumpian of Eagle Lake, Elizabeth Romo of Eagle Lake, Sarah Urdiales of Eagle Lake; brothers, Moises Cumpian, Sr. of Houston, Daniel Cumpian of Perris, California; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, five great great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.

Visitation was held until 8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at Eagle Lake Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mario Vasquez officiating. Burial followed at Nativity Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Davy Diaz, Chris Chmelik, Jordan Konesheck, Gabriel Montoya, Roberto Alonso, Jr. and Daniel Romo

Honorary pallbearers were Roy Montoya and Mark Montoya.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 10, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Cumpian, Randy Frank

Randy Frank Cumpian, 34, of Houston, passed away Jan. 25.

He was born in Eagle Lake, July 28, 1967 to Frank and Mary Rodriguez Cumpian Jr. and married Lorny Rivera in Houston, May 26, 1944. He was baptized, confirmed and received his first communion in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was a 1985 graduate of Rice High School. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor for Rice University in Houston.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Kayleah Cumpian of Houston; parents; sisters, Vivian Alonso of Eagle Lake and Iris Fajkus of El Campo; mother-in-law, Alba Fernandez of Honduras; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cumpian Sr., of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 29 from the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity's Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in the Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were René Rodriguez, Lorenzo Mariscal II, Desi Romo, Daniel Romo, Joe Rodriguez Jr., Manuel Rodriguez Jr., John Rodriguez Jr. and Jeremy Gonzales.

Colorado County Citizen, January 30, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Cunningham, Beatrice (Hurd)

Beatrice Hurd Cunningham

Beatrice Hurd was born on Nobember 17, 1934 to Samuel and Callie Hurd, Sr. in Colorado County.

She accepted and received Christ at an early age.

Beatrice was united in marriage to Rev. T. J. Cunningham in 1953.

Rev. and Mrs. Cunninham had five children.

As a pastor's wife, Mrs. Cunninham wore many hats—she was the President of the Mission Board, a member of the choir, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Cunninham adored Sunday School, and was very active in her church and her community.

Sadly, on December 18, Mrs. Beatrice Hurd Cunningham passed away.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Callie Hurd, Sr., brothers Samuel Hurd, Jr., Arthur Hurd, Jr., and Roy Hurd, Sr., sister Bobbie McKelvy and a son, T. J. Cunningham, III.

Mrs. Cunningham leaves to cherish her memory a lovig and devoted husband, Rev. T. J. Cuminham; children Linda Connor and her husband, John; Brenda Cunninham and her significant other Ralph; Ricky Cunninham, Sr, Terry Cunninham, Sr. and his wife Dolllly, and Kenneth Wicks; grandchildren Brandon, Laulita and George Hemphill IV, Derrick and Yvonne, John Jr. and Tara, Monique, George Jr. and Jamkia, Jantavia, Ricky Jr., Terry Jr., Charity and Amber.

She also leaves 19 great grandchildren Are'ail, Chelsea, George V, Donte, Asia, Jansen, Zyain, Brion, Jacob, Zayde, Brooklyn, Terryon, Skeeter, Nolan, Tyrren, Frank, Christian, Idevian, Lashun and Janiya; sisters Otha Baylock, Lillie Glover amd Wealthy Davis; a brother, Darnell Hurd, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services were held for Mrs. Cunninham on Saturday, December 22 from Greater Union Baptist Church with Rev. L. Robertson, pastor and eulogist, and Rev. Kenneth Wicks, officiant.

Pallbearers were Brandon Cunninham, Derrick Cunningham, John Connor, Jr., George Deille, Jr., Ricky Cunningham, Jr., ad George Hemphill IV.

Honorary pallbearers were Roy Hurd, Jr., Arthur Hurd, Jr., Gerald Hurd, Gregory Baylock, Sr., Clarence Glover, Jr., Darnell Hurd, Terry L. Cunningham, Jr., and Curtis McKelvy, Jr.

Interment is in Union Hill Cemetery in the Matthews community.

Final arrangements were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Sympathy is extended to the family for their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 26, 2012
Contributed by Dorothy Cox

Cunningham, Clyde Ray

Clyde Ray Cunningham

On March 6, 1936, a precious baby boy was born to Estelle Amos Cunningham and Theron John (T.J.) Cunningham, Sr. They named him Clyde Ray.

He was baptized at an early age in the river in Boones Bend, Texas and attended the E. H. Henry High School.

Clyde met and married the love of his life, his wife of 52 years, Hattie Tyler-Cunningham. To this union, they have three children and three grandchildren.

He worked and retired after 32 years of service from Tenneco/El Paso Energy in East Bernard.

He has been an active member of Greater Union Baptist Church in Matthews for numerous years and has served in many roles Deacon, Choir President, and Vice President, Church Trustee, Chair of Finance Committee, and also a caretaker of the Union Hill Cemetery.

On Sunday, March 30, God gently closed Clyde's eyes and whispered, "Come home," and Clyde joined God's hand and let God guide him to "Peace in the Valley!"

He is preceded in death by his parents, Estelle Amos-Cunningham and Theron John (T.J.) Cunningham, Sr.; and a stepmother, Sis. Roberta Cunningham.

Clyde leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Hattie Tyler-Cunningham; one daughter, Nichelle Cunningham of Rosenberg; two sons, Clyde Thelton Cunningham of Houston and Osbor Ray Cunningham of Hillsboro, Texas; three grandchildren, Jessica Lynn, Nicholas James, and Jimia Tyler; two sisters, Claudia Harris of Friendswood and Ruth Williams of El Campo; four brothers, Bob Cunningham (Mary) of Galveston, James Cunningham (Barbara) of Texas City, Rev. T.J. Cunningham, Sr. (Beatrice) of Matthews and Willie B. Cunningham of El Campo; a play brother, Louis Matthews (Jessie Lee) of Matthews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at Greater Union Baptist Church in Matthews with Rev. Lawrence Robertson officiating. Interment followed at Union Hill Cemetery. Another life celebration by Ben Davis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Gean Gee, Brandon Cunningham, Ricky Cunningham, Jr., Dwayne Hurd, Dwight Hurd, and Keith Twine.

Honorary pallbearers were The Deacons and Trustees of Greater Union Baptist Church, James Bartley, Chris Valencia, Ronnie Carroll, Jimmie Williams, and Kalenn Walzer.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 10, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Cunningham, Martin

KILLED BY THE CARS.--A colored man named Martin Cunningham, living near Weimar, was killed near the Rosenfield corner last Saturday, by the cars. He was riding on a car which was switching, and attempted to get off as it approached a stationary car, against the protest of the brakesman[sic]. As he did so, he was smashed between the two cars, and instantly killed, the result of carelessness. Justice Stockbridge held the inquest, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, November 20, 1879

Cureton, Aaron Thomas

Cureton

Aaron Thomas Cureton, 67, of Weimar, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, after a battle with cancer.

He was born June 15, 1937 in Waco to Aaron Darlus and Ida Bell (Boatman) Cureton and married Hurma L. Hamilton June 30, 1979. He was a shop superintendent for International Piping Systems in Baton Rouge, was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Weimar and liked to hunt and fish.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother, Ida Bell, of Schulenburg; wife, Hurma of Weimar; sons, Kenneth and wife, Judy of Deer Park and Stuart of Nacadoches; stepson, Jeff Fox and wife, Kathy of Pasadena; sister, Frances Cullom of Big Springs; and grandchildren, Kory Cureton, Adam Cureton, Haley Fox, Hanna Fox, and Holly Jordan; and numerous friends.

Funeral Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at Henneke Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Teague officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Randy Breaux, Steve Wurst, Flyman Lueter, Happy Banta, Brad Bowy, Clay Tuschoff.

Colorado County Citizen, December 22, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Curry, Celesta Augusta (McCray) Kahl

Mrs. Curry Died At Rock Island Sunday

Mrs. W. H. Curry died at Rock Island Sunday, in the 87th year of her age. Funeral services were held from the Rock Island Methodist Church at p. m. Monday, and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Stephens, of the Church of Christ. Celesta Augusta McCray was born, Nov. 6, 1851, at Grailot, Ohio and died at Rock Island Sunday at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 11 days. She was the last of seven children. She was joined in marriage to Milton D. Kahl at Windsor, Illinois, in 1871. To this union were born three daughters, Minnie, Gertrude and Lucy, the latter two having preceded her in death. Her husband died in 1884, and in 1895 she was married to W H. Curry. They moved to Rock Island, Texas in 1899, where she has since made her home. Mr. Curry passed away January 24, 1933. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. W.K. Wall, of Rock Island, and six grandchildren. William J. Kiger, Sherman Wall, Robert Wall, Mrs. Gertrude Long, Mrs. Zelma Benoit and Mrs. Myrtle Henry, all of Houston and nine great grandchildren, five stepchildren also survive, Mrs. Inez Meracle of Bruce, Miss., Mrs. Iris Beatt, Houston; E. O. Curry, San Gabriel, Calif.; H.O. Curry, Tofield, Alberta, Canada, and I.B. Curry of Rock Island. “Grandma” Curry obeyed the Gospel some thirty two years ago, to which she remained faithful. [Interred in Myrtle Cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 22, 1938, pg 8
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Curry, Dicy Mae (Wampler)

Mrs. Dicy Mae Curry died Nov. 2 at her home in Rock Island at the age of 85. She had been a resident of Rock Island for 40 years. Funeral services were held at Henneke Funeral-Home. Interment was at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island with the Rev. Roy Palmer officiating. Mrs. Curry was preceded in death by her husband, Ira B. Curry, in 1961. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Vera Means and Ester Curry, both of Rock Island; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dr. David Hurr, Dr. John Hurr, Austin Wampler, Ralph Williams, Milton Wampler and Rev. Robert Means.

Colorado County Citizen, November 9, 1978
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Curry, Ira Bertram

Last Rites Today For Ira B. Curry

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. today, Thursday for Ira Bertram Curry, a resident of Rock Island for some fifty years. He passed away at 5 p.m. Tuesday, following a heart attack. Services will be held from the Rock Island Methodist Church with Bro. M. Roy Stevens officiating. Interment will be in the Myrtle Cemetery, Rock Island. Mill-Bauer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born Jan. 31, 1885 Windsor, Ill. to William Henry and Eliza Ann Curry and resided in Illinois, Canada and Kansas before coming to Rock Island as a successful rancher. He was married Aug. 28, 1928 in Uvalde to Dicy M. Wampler. Survivors include his wife; one son, Oral L. Curry; two daughters, Mrs. Vera M. Means and Esther L. Curry, all of Rock Island; one sister, Mrs. Inez Meracle of Columbus: one brother, H. O. Curry of Camrose, Alta., Canada; 3 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 12, 1961
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Curry, Laura Elizabeth

Mr. Curry’s Sister Buried At Rock Island Monday

Mr. W. S. Curry was called to Houston last Saturday on account of the illness of his sister, Miss Laura Elizabeth Curry of El Campo, who died at the St. Joseph Infirmary on Sunday night at half past eight o’clock, of pneumonia which was brought on through an attack of influenza.

The remains were shipped to Rock Island, the former home of the family, where the funeral was held at five o’clock Monday afternoon, Rev. E. B. McLaughlin of Eagle Lake conducting the funeral services. [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]

Miss Curry was a most estimable young woman and her untimely death is mourned by all who knew her. She is survived by her four brothers, W. S. Curry of this city, Robert Curry who is in the navy service and now stationed in France, Homer Curry and William Curry of El Campo, to whom the Headlight tenders its sincerest sympathy.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 18, 1919
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Curry, Margaret (Porter)

Margaret P. Curry

Funeral services for Margaret Porter Curry, 78, of Eagle Lake were scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the Mill-Bauer Chapel. Rev. Charles Runk officiated.

Burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery under the direction of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home.

Curry died Monday

She was born June 7, 1903 in Garwood and had been an Eagle Lake resident since 1918. She belonged to the United Methodist Church and the Eagle Lake Hospital Auxiliary.

Curry is survived by a grandson, Ronnie Hulett of Houston; nieces Mrs. Zolla Lee Winkler of Lockhart and Mrs. Mildred Wink of Houston; nephews Bill Porter of California, George Retherford of Hondo and Johnnie Sanders of Austin.

Colorado County Citizen, October 29, 1981, page 2

Curry, Orval L.

Orval L. Curry

Orval L. Curry, 79, of Rock Island, passed away February 15 at his residence in Rock Island.

He was born October 7, 1929 in Rock Island.

Orval was rancher and a member of the Church of Christ in Rock Island.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira B. and Dicy M. Curry; and great nephew, John Reagan Hurr.

He leaves to cherish his memories two sisters, Vera M. Means and Esther L. Curry both of Rock Island; nephew, Robert William Means of Huntington, Texas; two nieces, Dr. Kathryn Buskirk of Spring, Arleta M. Hurr and husband, Dr. John Hurr of Liberty; great nephews, Aaron Means, Jeremy Means and J. Ryan Hurr; great nieces, Mindy Hurr and fiancé, Anderson Lee, Sarah Hurr, Dr. Heather Johnson, Dr. Jennifer Hogan and husband, Brandon, Heidi Morgan and husband, Tim; great-great nieces, Kaylin Means and Claire Hogan.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 20 at 2 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Robert Means, Dr. John R. Hurr, Dr. David Hurr, Reggie Hurr, Anderson Lee, and Lee Biondo.

Honorary pallbearers were Sam Spaulding, Hunter Matthews and Barry Matthews.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 26th, 2009

Curry, Sallie Jane (Bush) 

Rock Island Ripples
Dated Feb 21, 1898

Mrs. Curry wife of Chas. R. Curry a prosperous farmer living, some seven or eight miles south of here, died yesterday morning leaving an infant only a few hours old.  The remains will be interred in the Rock Island [Myrtle] Cemetery tomorrow the Presbyterian minister officiating.  The surviving husband and family have the deepest sympathy of the community. 

Colorado Citizen, February 24, 1898
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Curry, Wilbur Edgar

Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Fling, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Fling, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Kanklefs and Mrs. A. R. Lundquist and son, Gene Arthur, attended the funeral of Edgar Curry in Rock Island Monday. [Interred in Myrtle Cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 22, 1936
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Curry, William Henry

Rock Island

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Curry of Poteet arrived Monday in response to a message of the serious illness of their father, W. H. Curry, whose death occured at the family residence on Wednesday. [Intement in Myrtle Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, February 2, 1933, page 3

Curtis, Harry B.

COLUMBUS “SUN-SETS.”

We have to chronicle the sad death of Mr. Harry Curtis, a brother of the night operator in the Columbus office, aged 22 years, 3 months and 24 days. This melancholy event occurred on the morning of Saturday last at 7 o’clock, from diabetes. Mr. Curtis was from Peoria, Ill., a very promising young man and his death has cast a gloom over his friends. He was running for a short time on the “Sunset” on the Houston freight, previous to his illness, and was well liked by all with whom he came in contact. He was buried in Odd Fellows’ Rest, the pall-bearers being Messrs. Harry H. Lemont, T. Simpson, Harry Cowley, C. E. Smith, J. Evans and M. McGary.

Colorado Citizen, September 1, 1881, page 3
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