July 28, 2003

Sally Sanford Roberts Zulch

Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Sanford Roberts Zulch, age 94, of North Zulch are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in North Zulch. The Rev. Paul Dickson, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment will be in the Willowhole Cemetery in North Zulch. Madisonville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sally Zulch was born April 15, 1909 in Huntsville, Texas, to George Edward and Mattie Ethel (McAdams) Roberts. She was a graduate of the Huntsville High School and attended Sam Houston Normal School. She married Jack Zulch, a direct descendent of the founders of North Zulch, on June 21, 1928. She lived in North Zulch for 75 years. Mrs. Zulch was a member of the Iola Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 458 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Zulch.

Mrs. Zulch’s mother was the sixteenth child of Capt. John McAdams, one of the founding fathers of Walker County, Texas. She was a member of the Capt. John McAdams Chapter of the D.A.R. As a granddaughter and direct descendent of Capt. McAdams, she was recognized by then-governor George W. Bush in 2000 with a special proclamation from the State of Texas.

Mrs. Zulch was active in her church and in her community, taking special interest in the school system and the F.F.A. program. She had a full and happy life enjoying her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack, two sisters and three brothers. She died peacefully in Bryan on July 26, 2003. By her side was her favorite “fur person,” dog Lacey Lane.

Sally Zulch is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Zulch of North Zulch; granddaughter, Teresa Phillips and her husband, Brad, of Montgomery, Texas; two great-grandsons, Frankie and Chad Phillips and a great-granddaughter, Jolie Phillips, all of Montgomery; special nieces and nephews and their spouses: Sally Sue and “Bev” Bevington of Rogers, Arkansas, and their children, Scott Bevington of Houston, Texas, Todd Bevington of Denver, Colorado, and Paige Bevington of London, England; Frank and “Sugar” Roberts of Huntsville and their children, Frank Derra and Debbie Roberts of Huntsville and their son, Wade Roberts of Huntsville, and Debbie Kay and Rance Shaver of Muldrove, Oklahoma; Gail and Roy Sheffield of Aniston, Oklahoma; Martha Taylor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Eddie and Joann Anders of Kerrville, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers are Frank Derra Roberts, Wade Roberts, Scott Bevington, Dick Goff, Billy Davis, Billy Simmons and Gene Allphin and as honorary pallbearers, the staff of the Millican House in Bryan.

MEMORIALS: Memorials in memory of Jack and Sally Zulch may be made to the North Zulch Education Foundation, P.O. Box 293, North Zulch, Texas 77872 and to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 10, North Zulch, Texas 77872.

Davis ‘David’ Acosta

May 2, 1955 — July 25, 2003

Services for Davis “David” Acosta, 48, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Santa Teresa Catholic Church in Bryan.

The Rev. Albert Ruiz of Santa Teresa Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Mr. Acosta died Friday at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Bryan and worked for the Physical Plant at Texas A&M University. He was on the Little League Baseball Board in Bryan and was a member of Santa Teresa Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Acosta of Bryan; three sons, Joe Vasquez, Gilbert Vasquez and Richard Vasquez, all of Bryan; two daughters and a son-in-law, Genet Acosta of Dallas and Debbie and Elias Martinez of Bryan; his mother, Susie Coronado Acosta; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Augustine and Janie Acosta of Houston and Gilbert Acosta of Bryan; a sister and brother-in-law, Bessie and Louis Moncivais of Bryan; 16 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Santa Teresa Catholic Church Building Fund.

J.E. Brown

March 21, 1926 — July 26, 2003

CENTERVILLE — Memorial services for J.E. Brown, 77, of Centerville are set for 3:30 p.m. Monday at the New Salem Cemetery Chapel in the Centerview community near Centerville.

Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to the time of services Monday at the chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walters Funeral Home in Centerville.

Mr. Brown died Saturday in Madisonville.

He was born in Edom and lived in Leon County since 1962. He worked as a heavy equipment operator clearing land.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Brown.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie and Mary Ann Brown of Leona; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Bobby Burleson and Mary and Steve Smith, all of Centerville; a brother, Charlie Brown of Tyler; a sister, Johnnie Peacock of Ben Wheeler; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633 or the AWANA Children’s Program, C/O Leona Baptist Church, P.O. Box 220, Leona, Texas 75850.

Mary Ruth Tucker Vybiral

Sept. 2, 1926 — July 25, 2003

Graveside services for Mary Ruth Tucker Vybiral, 76, of Caldwell are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rest-Ever Memorial Park in Bryan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Mrs. Vybiral died Friday in Burleson St. Joseph Health Center.

She was born in Milam County and lived most of her adult life in Bryan and Caldwell. She was a homemaker and a member of the S.P.J.S.T.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Benjie and Sheila Vybiral of Bryan; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and E.J. “Butch” Schigut and Melissa and Mike Noak, all of Bryan, Mitzi and Joe Blaha of College Station and Maggie and Ronnie Hinze of Roundtop; two brothers, James “Red” Tucker of Cameron and Johnnie Tucker of Enid, Okla.; a sister, Sudie Cass of Liberty; two sisters-in-law, Henrietta Tucker and Pansy Tucker, both of Cameron; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Brazos Valley Alzheimer’s Association, 1605 Rock Prairie, Suite 214 A, College Station, Texas 77845.

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.

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Services for Today

Davis “David” Acosta, 10 a.m., Santa Teresa Catholic Church in Bryan, Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Opal Irene Lavender Trant, 10 a.m., Martins Prairie Baptist Church, church cemetery.

Allen Daniel Meadors, 11 a.m., McCauley Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Audrey Eunice Rodgers, 11 a.m., Washington Chapel Baptist Church, Roans Chapel Cemetery.

Walter Ray “T.A.” Venable, 2 p.m., North Madison Church of Christ in Madisonville, Madisonville City Cemetery.

Rev. Donald W. “Bro. Don” Smith, 3 p.m., Magnolia United Methodist Church in Magnolia, Klein Memorial Park on FM 1488 near Magnolia.

J.E. Brown, 3:30 p.m., memorial, New Salem Cemetery Chapel in Centerview community near of Centerville.

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