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May 2, 2003

Tyrone Edwin Lamar Toliver

Nov. 12, 1950 - April 25, 2003

Services for Tyrone "T-Baby" Toliver, 52, of Houston are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at New Light Christian Center, 1535 Greensmark in Houston. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at the New Bethlehem Cemetery on Dilly Shaw Tap Road in Wixon Valley.

A wake service will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler, in Houston. Arrangements are under the direction of Bill Clair Mortuary in Houston, with burial under the direction of Jones & Washington Mortuary in Bryan.

Tyrone was born in Bryan and graduated in 1969 from E.A. Kemp High School, where he was in the marching band. He was a member of New Light Christian Center Church. Mr. Toliver worked at the Sam Houston Race Track, was owner of USA Home Inspection, and a rancher. He had ridden with many Trailriding Clubs.

Survivors include his wife, Albertha Bossett Toliver of Houston; two sons, Myron Toliver and Winthrop Bossett Jr., both of Houston; three daughters and a son-in-law, Marsheka Coleman of Tyler, Jennifer (Kenneth) Herndon and Tonia Sutton, all of Houston; his father, Searcy Lamar Toliver of Bryan; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Eloyce (William) Grimes of Hockley, Searcy Louise Toliver of Bryan, Rita (Coy) Morgan of Dallas, and Janet (Rev. Seth) Williams of Riverside, Calif.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jerone Toliver, Obbie (Joyce) Toliver of Houston and Narcisco (Lucy) Rena of Lyons; 10 grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

Clara Schaefer

July 30, 1910 — April 30, 2003

Services for Clara Schaefer, 92, of College Station are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Bethel Lutheran Church.

The Rev. Neil Bockelmann will officiate. Burial will be in the College Station Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

Mrs. Schaefer died Wednesday at Sheridan Health Care Center.

She was born in Anderson and lived in College Station for many years. She was a member of the Bethel W.M.L.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Schaefer Jr.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys and Milton Byer of College Station and Wilma and Roy Byer of Hearne; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethel W.M.L., 401 Bethel Lane, Bryan, Texas 77802.

Carla Bisor

Feb. 2, 1968 — April 23, 2003

HOUSTON —A funeral mass for Carla Bisor, 35, of Houston is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthews the Evangelist Catholic Church, 9915 Hollister, in Houston.

Burial will be in the Live Oak Cemetery in Nederland.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Ms. Bisor died April 23.

She was born in Bryan.

Survivors include her parents, Max Celia Bisor and Osborne Carl Bisor; her grandmother, Inetta Benoit; and numerous other relatives and friends.

W. Graham Horsley

Sept. 23, 1929 — April 30, 2003

A memorial service for W. Graham Horsley, 73, of College Station is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at All Faiths Chapel.

The Rev. Edward McCracken will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Mr. Horsley died Wednesday.

He was born in Fort Collins, Colo., and lived in College Station for 63 years. He retired from Texas A&M University as professor emeritus in environmental design with the College of Architecture. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Survivors include numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to the TAMU Development Fund designated for the W. Graham Horsley Endowed Scholarship and mailed to the attention of Larry Zuber at the College of Architectures, TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-3137.

Zelda G. Magee

Oct. 14, 1918 — April 24, 2003

LAS CRUSES, N.M. — Services for Zelda G. Magee, 84, of Las Cruces, N.M., are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota.

The Rev. Dr. Fred Seay and Mr. Richard E. Magee Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Anderson. Visitation will be Friday at Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Magee died April 24 in New Mexico.

She was born in Caseyville, Miss., and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Magee.

Survivors include four sons, Richard E. Magee Jr. of Las Cruces, N.M., John Jilliam Magee of Magnolia, Chester Wallace Magee of Houston and Charles Edward Magee of Las Vegas; a daughter, Helen Townsend of Austin; a sister, Katheryn Wilson of Jackson, Miss.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

James Teal

June 10, 1924 — April 29, 2003

HEARNE — Services for James Teal, 78, of Hearne are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Emmanuel Baptist Church.

The Rev. O.W. Mack of New Elam Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Hearne.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Daniel & Son Funeral Home in Bryan.

Mr. Teal died Tuesday.

A lifelong resident of Hearne, he was retired from the railroad. Mr. Teal was a Hearne city councilman for 10 years, pro tem mayor, a member of NAACP of Hearne and a deacon at St. Emmanuel Baptist Church. He had served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his three sons and daughter-in-law, Hayward and Michael Anderson Sr., both of Hearne, and Howard and Sheila Anderson of Bryan; and a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Darren Adamik of Katy.

Jacques Frazier Pryor

Aug. 22, 1930 — April 23, 2003

SUMMERLAND, Calif. — Services for Jacques Frazier Pryor, 72, of Summerland and formerly of College Station are set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Lea Cemetery.

Jo Hudson of Friends Congregational Church will officiate.

Mr. Pryor died April 23 in California.

He was born in Greenwich, Conn., and lived in Summerland for the past two years. A retired teacher, he was active with the Coastal Conservation Association and had served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne Pryor.

Survivors include a son, Jacques F. Pryor III of Carpintnia, Calif.; a daughter, Lisa Pryor Nimocks of College Station; and four grandchildren.

Marion Hale Hoyt

Aug. 14, 1913 — April 29, 2003

Graveside services for Marion Hale Hoyt, 89, of Bryan are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Rest-Ever Cemetery. Dan Middleton will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Mr. Hoyt died Tuesday at Falls Community Hospital in Marlin. He was born in Pisgah, Iowa, and lived in Bryan for 30 years. He owned and operated his own dairy farm and had worked as a mechanic at Texas A&M University.

He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include his wife, Helen Reed Hoyt of Bremond; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Frances Hoyt of Montgomery; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marian and Jerry Baird of Houston and Beverly A. and Dewey Withrow of Murphy, N.C.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one-great-great-grandchild.

W. E. ‘Abby’ Abbitt Jr.

June 2, 1922 — April 29, 2003

Services for W. E. “Abby” Abbitt Jr. 80, of Bryan will be scheduled for a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Mr. Abbitt died Tuesday in Brazos Oaks.

He was born in Appomatox, Va., and lived in Bryan for the past six years. He had served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and was in Pearl Harbor at the outset of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anneva Abbitt.

Survivors include twin sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Lauren Abbitt of College Station and Ben and Melissa Abbitt of McAllen; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jae and Peter Sushka of Bucharest, Romania; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, Texas 77803 or to the Salvation Army.

Herminio Rios

Sept. 14, 1923 — April 30, 2003

Services for the Rev. Herminio Rios, 79, of Bryan are set for 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church.

The Rev. David Murphy and Dr. Herman Rios will be officiating. Burial will be in the College Station Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Hillier Funeral Home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. A prayer service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Rev. Rios died Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Care Center.

He was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, and lived in Bryan for the past nine years. He was a retired master sergeant, having served in the U.S. Army for 25 years. He earned his master’s degree from Southwestern University in Oklahoma and pastored in Oklahoma for 15 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Leonor Rios of Bryan; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Herman and Gwen Rios Jr. of McClenny, Fla., Wilfredo and Mary Rios of Boulder, Colo., and Benjamin Rios-Rosado of Lawton, Okla.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Alba and David Murphy of Bryan, Carmen Elliott of Montgomery, Miriam and Grato Paneque of Philadelphia, Pa., and Sandra Rios of Bryan; a sister, Julia Rios of Puerto Rico; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Brazos Valley Alzheimer’s Association, 1605 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, Texas 77840.

Charles Henry Engelbrecht

Nov. 12, 1909 — April 30, 2003

BURTON — Services for Charles Henry Engelbrecht, 93, of Burton are set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton.

Rev. Glen Schoeneberg will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton.

Mr. Engelbrecht died Wednesday in Giddings.

He was born in Burton and was a retired farmer. He attended Burton public schools and was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Hohlt Engelbrecht.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Dean Niday of Austin; a son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Lois Engelbrecht of Houston; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the St. John’s United Church of Christ in Burton.

Federico ‘Fred’ Calvo Vasquez

Sept. 17, 1946 — April 30, 2003

A funeral mass for Fedrico “Fred” Calvo Vasquez, 56, of Bryan is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Teresa Catholic Church.

The Rev. Albert Ruiz will officiate. Burial will be in the Bryan City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hillier Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.

Mr. Vasquez died Wednesday at his residence.

He was born in Rodriguez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was the owner of Vasquez Trucking and a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Olga Perez Vasquez of Bryan; a son, Federico “Freddy” Vasquez Jr. of Bryan; a stepson, Charles Albert Rodriguez of Bryan; three daughters, Belinda, Yolanda and Vanesa Vasquez, all of Bryan; stepdaughters Cynthia Rheatt of Houston, Candice Gutierrez of Waller and Cathy Rodriguez of Bryan; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwardo and Maria Vasquez, Benito and Lydia Vasquez and Ignacio and Hilda Vasquez Jr., all of Houston; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elvira and Bonificio Obregon of Laredo, Delia and Jose Luis Reyes, Gracelia Garza and Consuelo Vasquez, all of Houston; his mother, Alicia Vasquez of Houston; two grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Judy Ortiz.

Adelaide Hubbard Carroll

April 10, 1916 — April 24, 2003

NAVASOTA — Services for Adelaide Hubbard Carroll, 87, of Navasota are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Millican.

The Rev. Anthony Brown will officiate.

Burial will be in the Scott Cemetery in Millican.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Navasota.

Mrs. Carroll died April 24 at Grimes St. Joseph.

She was a lifelong resident of Navasota and was a housewife and member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Carroll.

Survivors include a stepson, Elvin Carroll and his wife, Eva, of Houston; a stepdaughter, Mae Crovely of Navasota; and six step-grandchildren and a host of stepgreat-grandchildren.

Obituaries are printed in The Bryan-College Station Eagle as a free public service. The information is provided by the funeral home. More detailed obituaries may be printed for a fee through the advertising department.

Death Notices

Lorine Johnson, 86, of Bryan died Wednesday at Sherwood Health Care Facility.

Arrangements are pending with Daniel & Son Funeral Home.

George Arnold, 85, of Houston died Wednesday.

Arrangements are pending with Jones-Washington Mortuary in Bryan.

Today's Services

Oscar Earl “Red” Chase, 11 a.m. Ruby’s Chapel at Jones-Washington Mortuary, Grandview Cemetery.

Evelyn Emily Mary Heineke Caldwell, 2 p.m. graveside, Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Sharon Powell, 4 p.m., memorial, J.M. Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville.

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