The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on February 16, 1989 · Page 4
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Galveston, Texas
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Thursday, February 16, 1989
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4-ATHE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1989 Obituaries I Corine M. Jefferson » Corine Mclntosh Jefferson, 61, * of Texas City, died Wednesday at * Angleton Danbury Hospital in * Angleton. Services are pending • with Mainland Funeral Home in "- La Marque. ; Marteal Butler r LA MARQUE — Marteal But* ler, 86, died Tuesday at Manor ^ Care Nursing Home in Texas City. : Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mainland Funeral Home Chapel - in La Marque, the Rev. N. Humphrey officiating. Burial will follow r at Rising Star Cemetery in La : Marque. 1 A quiet hour will be held 6-7 i p.m. Monday at the funeral home. : Born Sept. 16, 1902, in Lake - Charles, La., she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daugther, Dorothy Barclay of Texas City, two grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Butler's nephews. Memorials may be sent to Mainland Funeral Home. Bennie J. Hunter LA MARQUE — Bennie Jewel Hunter, 35, died Wednesday at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Hitchcock, the Rev. Byron E. Williams officiating. Burial will follow services at Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock. Visitation will be 1-5:30 p.m. Friday at Mainland Funeral Home. A quiet hour will be held 7-8 p.m. Friday at Galilee Baptist Church in Hitchcock. Born April 26, 1953, Mrs. Hunter was employed by NASA. She was a member of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ministers' and Deacons' Wives and the Celestial Chorus. She worked with the Vacation Bible School. Survivors include her husband, Michael E. Hunter Sr. of La Marque; parents, the Rev. Benjamin J. Hunter and Florine Hunter of Texas City; children, Andre Hunter, Lamar Hunter, L'Teenia Hunter and Michael Hunter Jr., all of La Marque; sister, Mona Y. Hunter of Texas City; four brothers, Walter Hunter of New : Carrallton, Md., Jeffery Hunter of Rockviile, Md., Kenneth Ray Hunter of Texas City; grandmother, _ Annie Armstrong of Jasper and a • host of other relatives and friends. I Pallbearers will be Archie Join; er, Ernest Hunter Jr., Ronald • Hunter, Youree Holloway, James ; Kyle and Connie Kyle. ; Memorials may be sent to Main; land Funeral Home. I Raymond A. Kalbow i Raymond A. Kalbow, 65, of Text as City died Tuesday afternoon at • Humana Hospital Clear Lake. £ Services will be held at 2 p.m. - Friday at Emken-Linton Funeral =- Home in Texas City, with burial to t follow at the Galveston Memorial t Park Cemetery in Hitchcock. Visitation is scheduled for after 5 p.m. today Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Mr. Kalbow was retired from his job as a supervisor at T.C.R. in Texas City. He was a member of the Memorial Lutheran Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3789, the League City Trailriders Association and the Elks Lodge of La Marque #2141. Surviving are his wife, Lois Kalbow of Santa Fe; his daughter Johnnie Lee Kott of Rochester, Mich.; stepsons Roye Lee and Tim Lorfing both of Santa Fe; stepdaughter Linda Bolton of Houston; brothers Arthur Kalbow of LaGrange and Alfred Kalbow of Brenham; three grandchildren and other relatives. Nancy A. Reeves PEARLAND — Nancy A. Reeves, 87, of Pearland, died Tuesday at Humana Hospital-Clear Lake in Webster. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Antioch Methodist Church, Benndale, Miss., with Rev. the Elder Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Methodist Cemetery, in Benndale, with arrangements by Jack Rowe Funeral Home, League City. Mrs. Reeves was a homemaker. She was born in Benndale, Miss., Feb. 17, 1901. She was a former longtime resident of League City and Alta Loma, and had lived in Pearland for the past eight years. Survivors include a son, L.E. Reeves Jr., of League City; a daughter, Marie Lollis of Pearland; a brother, Ollie Reeves of Parkinston, Miss.; a sister, Sadie Rouse of Lucedale, Miss.; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Benito Hernandez GALVESTON — Benito Hernandez, 69, of Galveston died Wednesday at the University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals in Galveston. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The Rev. Greg Petri will officiate. Burial will follow services at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Malloy and Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be said at 7 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Hernandez was born April 16, 1919, in Mackey, Texas. He was a retired laborer for Aramco Blinds Co. and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Survivers include his brother, Eusevio Hernandez of San Antonio; a cousin, Dolores Garibay of Galveston; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Salvador Salgado, Margarito Sendejas, Antonio Sendejas Sr., Taugrino Valdez, Michael Sendejas and Richard Sendejas. Herbert C. Hannah HUNTSVILLE — Herbert C. Hannah, 53, of Huntsville, died at his residence Monday in a house fire. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Jack Rowe Funeral Home Chapel in League City with the Rev. Dennis Carson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Park East Cemetery under the direction of Jack Rowe Funeral Home. Visitation will be noon-9 p.m. Thursday. The family will be present 7-9 p.m. Mr. Hannah was born in Madisonville Aug. 26, 1935. He was an associate professor of Political Science at Sam Houston State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii. He was a former resident of Webster, and has lived in Huntsville for the past 20 years. Survivors include his mother, Lena Hannah of Webster; a brother, Bruce Hannah of Lubbock; two sisters, Maxie Dillon of Texas City and Sharon Longfellow of Katy; and two nephews. Pallbearers will be Ray Sanora, Chris Wilson, Jim Bauknight, Mack Lee, Bill Johnson and Gordon Dillon. Vernon Sheffield GALVESTON — Vernon Gerald Sheffield, 75, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, the Rev. Herbert Polinard officiating. Born Oct. 10, 1913, in Houston, Mr. Sheffield was a certified public accountant. He was a member of the Island Rotary Club where he was a past president and-a board member of the ministry of the Port of Galveston. He was a member of the Exchange Club of Galveston. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Sheffield of Galveston; a daughter, Carol Ann Russell of Georgetown; two sons, Robert B. Sheffield of Olathe, Kan., and Walter Sheffield of Houston; one brother, Norris Sheffield of Los Angeles, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the Galveston Seaman's Center. Funerals EDITOR'S NOTE: In the Wednesday Galveston Daily News, a week-old funeral box inadvertently was used. The News regrets the error. David Torres GALVESTON — David Torres, 68, of Galvestoh, died Tuesday, Feb. 14,1989, at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston. Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Galveston, the Rev. Bill Pryor officiating. Mr. Torres will state at First Presbyterian Church of Galveston from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Galveston. Arrangements are under the direction of Malloy and Son Funeral Home in Galveston. Visitation is set for after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Torres was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was a 66-year resident of Galveston. He attended Galveston public schools. He was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Galveston. He was a vet- eran of World War II, serving in the Asian-Pacific campaign. He received six Bronze Stars, the Distinguished Unit Citation Badge, the Philippine Liberation Medal and four Overseas Service Bars. Mr. Torres was retired and was a long-time employee cf U.T.M.B. with the Anatomy Department and was also with McCoys Building Supply Center. He played baseball for the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also coached Little League baseball for many years. Mr. Torres ran for the office of mayor for the City of Galveston. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 880 D.A.V. He also was a member of We the People, A.C.T. and several other organizations. Survivors include his wife, Edith Torres of Galveston; a daughter, Kathleen Denise Wilson of Sweeny; a son, David Michael Torres of Galveston. He was the beloved "Pop" of Paula Renee Aguilar; sisters are Sarah M. Martin, Caroline H. Greenough, Elizabeth A. Lummer, Ophelia T. Haversen; all of Galveston. Mr. Torres is also survived two grandchildren, Heather and John, both of Sweeny; four stepchildren, Leo M. Venegas, Anthony Venegas, Virginia Loera and Janie Bernal; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jack Howard Robison III, William H. Greenough, George Daniel Greenough, Lazaro Bernal, Leo M. Venegas and Gordon R. Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be L. Gene Moore, L.D. Edwards, Dr. Gil Micheletti, Eugene Letsos, Jim Mabe, Fred Hersey, Harold Hersey and Harry Oldroyd. Memorials may be sent to the Diabetes Foundation. TODAY Raimundo Gonzalez, of Galveston died Tuesday; services 10 a.m. today, St. Mary's Cathedral Catholic Church; burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of the Broadway Funeral Home. Thomas L. Switzer, 56, of Santa Fe, died Tuesday; services 2 p.m. today, Jack Rowe Funeral Home in League City; burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock. A.B. Tabor, 66, of Galveston died Monday; services 10:30 a.m. today, Malloy and Sons Funeral Home; burial at Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock. Enedina.V. Herrera, 47, of Dickinson, died Monday; services 10 a.m. today, Shrine of The True Cross Catholic Church, Dickinson; burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of the James Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Bobby Lamar Jackson, 51, of Galveston, died Saturday; services 11 a.m. today, Jerusalem Baptist Church; burial will follow at Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock under the direction of Fields Funeral Home. FRIDAY Robert "Donnie" Brown, 53, of Galveston, died Saturday; services 11 a.m. Friday, Jerusalem Baptist Church; burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of the Fields Funeral Home; visitation after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home; wake 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Roy M. Jones, 83, of Texas City, died Saturday; services 2 p.m. Friday, Greater Barbours Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Texas City; burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery, Alta Loma under the direction of Main- Rachael A. Fitch JAMAICA BEACH — Rachael A. Fitch, 68, died Tuesday, February 14,1989, at her residence in Jamaica Beach. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 1989, at George H. Lewis Funeral Home, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston. Cremation will follow. Mrs. Fitch was born May 18, 1920, in Columbus, New Mexico. Survivors include her husband, M.M. "Jack" Fitch of Jamaica Beach; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Sonny Armstrong .of Sweetwater, Texas; and three grandchildren, Brad and Adrienne Armstrong of Sweetwater, Texas, and Doug Armstrong of Lubbock, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of J. Levy & Bro. Funeral Home in Galveston. J. Levy & Bro. 2128 Broadway 763-4621 land Funeral Home, La Marque; visitation 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. SATURDAY Earl Davis Sr, 73, of La Marque died Saturday; services 11 a.m. Saturday at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City; burial will follow, at Rising Star Cemetery in La Marque; visitation 1-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. GUARDIANPLAN - Chapels SM f?os/e Williams GALVESTON — Rosie Williams, 85, of Galveston, died Sunday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary's Hospital in Galveston. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, the Rev. E.M. Harris officiating. Burial will be Saturday at the Jasper Cemetery in New Waverly Texas. Visitors may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Lundy Mortuary Chapel in Galveston. A wake will be held 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Born Oct. 2, 1903, in New Waverly, Texas, Mrs. Williams was a housewife. She was a member of The Order of Eastern Stars, the Chapter Star of Faith, president of the Mother's Up Lift of her church, president of Mother's Up Lift of the Southwest Central District Association, assistant superintendent of Sunday school, former secretary of missionary and a former choir member. Survivors include three sons Lewis Williams Jr. of Oakland, Calif., Richard Lee Williams of Veliego, Calif., and the Rev. Rogers Williams of Galveston; two daughters, Mrs. Robbie Lee Williams and Mrs. lantha Lee Williams, R.N., both of Galveston; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers will be church deacons. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Mother's Up Lift. Memorials may be sent to Lundy Mortuary, P.O. Box 207, Galveston. National report Burglar caught in death trap New York City police officer Bill Hintz examines the body of a would-be thief who died Tuesday while trying to slide through a vent into a restau- rant in Brooklyn. The unidentified man apparently suffocated in the vent's narrow opening. He was discovered by the restaurant's manager. Elderly dying from mis-medication Associated Press WASHINGTON - Older Americans account for more than half of all deaths from drug reactions, according to a government report Wednesday warning of widespread medication problems among the elderly. The report by the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general pointed to improper use of drugs by the elderly, misdiagnoses of their conditions by doctors, inappropriate dosage levels and dangerous combinations of prescribed drugs. "A growing body of evidence accumulated over the past 10 years indicates that mis-medica- tion of the elderly has become a critical health care issue, labeled by some as the 'nation's other drug problem,'" said the report written by Inspector General Richard P. Kusserow. "Compliance with drug regimen rates range from 38 percent to 57 percent, with an average of 45 percent," the report said. North trial may be back on track after meeting Associated Press ' WASHINGTON — Oliver North's Iran-Contra trial appeared to get back on track Wednesday as prosecutors, after meeting with Justice Department lawyers, issued guidelines designed to guard against disclosures of classified material by North. In a four-paragraph statement, independent counsel Lawrence Walsh said-he will, if necessary, seek an affidavit from Attorney 'General Dick Thornburgh to prevent the disclosure of classified information which could harm national security. The statement was worked out with Thornburgh, who said it will permit national security secrets to be protected. Hours after the announcement, Thornburgh asked the Supreme Court to lift the stay that has delayed the start of the trial and said he will also drop his appeal of rulings by U.S. District Court Judge Gerhard A. Gesell on secrecy is- request. Oliver North sues. Chief Justice William Rehnquist had issued the administrative stay at the Justice Department's Walsh's statement was in response to an order issued Tuesday by Gesell, who told Thornburgh to stay out of the North case, barring the attorney general from filing affidavits in "bits and pieces" in response to individual documents or testimony planned by North. Gesell said Walsh "will be recognized as responsible for the day-to-day conduct of this case." Thornburgh, in a statement, endorsed the plan. "The independent counsel's planned implementation of yesterday's district court order provides the government with the substance of what we have been seeking for the past week." "I am pleased that a mechanism has been developed that will permit the trial to go forward while ensuring that I can fulfill the responsibility imposed upon me by the Congress to protect the national security interests of the United States," Thornburgh said. The Galveston Daily News WEST END CYCLED WILL BE CLOSED" * Wednesday and Thursday February 15 and 16 Due to the recent death of YETTA BAZAMAN .... Founded in 1W2 Texas' Oldest Newspaper Dedicated fo the growlh and progress of Gal- vesfon and all of Galveston County. Published every morning by Galveston Newspapers Inc., ftStt Telchman Road. P.O. Box 628, Galvtston, Texas 77SS3. Second class postage paid at Galveston, Texas. 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