Obituaries – descendants of Thomas Able Thackston & Madora Henry (Galveston, TX)

Galveston Daily News, 02 Sep 1971:


Mrs. Lidle Tommy Brooks, 76, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Galveston County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are pending with Malloy and Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brooks was born May 17, 1895, in Wrightsboro, Tex.  She had lived in Galveston for 35 years.

She was a resident of the Texas City Nursing Home.

Survivors include a son, Thomas J. Prothro of New York, a sister, Mrs. W. W. Turner of Galveston, and two brothers, Jim Thackston of Lake Arthur, La., and Al Thackston of Welch, La.


Galveston Daily News, 18 Jun 1974:

Mrs. Ida Turner

Mrs. Ida Pearl Turner, 80, of 1018 Ave. I, died Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Galveston County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Malloy and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Grayson Glass officiating.

Burial will be in the Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Turner was born Sept. 25, 1893, in Gonzales.  She had lived in Galveston for 45 years.

Survivors include three sons, George Henry Odom, L. C. Odom, both of Galveston, and Don R. Odom of Houston and two brothers, J. L. Thackston of Lake Arthur, La., and Al Thackston of Welsh, La.

Pallbearers will be Bevin St. Martin, Charles Thackston, George Odom, Jr., L. C. Odom, Jr., Roy Lee Odom, Bobby Odom and Gene Feigel.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.


Galveston Daily News, 13 Apr 1990:

Lawrence C. Odom

GALVESTON — Lawrence Caffery Odom, 79, of Galveston died Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Malloy and Son Funeral Home in Galveston. The Rev. Lynn Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Visitation is set for after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Born Nov. 26, 1910, in Welsh, La., Mr. Odom was a retired mechanic and had been a Galveston resident for more than 50 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Pansy Ann Feigle and Gloria Odom, both of Texas City; sons, Donovan D. Odom of Lake Jackson, and Lawrence C. Odom Jr. and Ray L. Odom, both of Galveston; brothers, George H. Odom of
Galveston and Don Roy Odom of Spring; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Kirk Adams, Terry Contella, Henry E. Feigle Jr., Donovan D. Odom Jr., Dennis Andrepont and George Odom.

Memorials may be sent to Our Daily Bread in Galveston.


Galveston Daily News, 06 Oct 1953:

Mrs. St. Martin, 50, Dies, Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Minervia St. Martin, 50, 712 14th Street, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the drawing room of Malloy & Son funeral home.  The Rev. Garnet House, pastor of Central Methodist Church, will officiate.

Mrs. St. Martin died Monday morning at St. Mary’s Infirmary after a long illness.  She was a member of the First Methodist church.

Interment will be in Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock.

Pallbearers are Earl Gilliam, Claud Cochran, Eldred Walsh, Joe Menotti, Ed Hendrix and Aldon Steel.  


Galveston Daily News, 30 Jun 1946:

Seaman Dies From Injuries in Motorcycle CrashGalveston Daily News, 08 Aug 2004:

Ray Lee Odom

Ray Lee Odom, Sr., 63, of Galveston, passed away Friday, August 6, 2004, at UTMB Hospital.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Monday, August 9, 2004, at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Pastor Kelly Vaughn of Seaside Baptist Church will officiate.

Ray was born December 18, 1940, in Galveston, Texas, and was a lifelong resident of the island. He served in the U.S. Army and then worked as a mechanic for Dienst Distributing. He enjoyed fishing in Galveston Bay.  Ray is survived by his sons, Shane H. Odom and wife, Debbie, of Galveston; and Ray L. Odom, Jr., and wife, Laurie, of Galveston; sister, Pansy A Feigle and husband, Gene, of New Baden, Texas; brothers, Donovan D. Odom and wife, Nell, of Lake Jackson, Texas; and Lawrence C. Odom, Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Galveston; and four grandchildren: Shane Odom, Jr., Dillon Odom, Sierra Odom, and Colin Odom.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Galveston Daily News, 03 Feb 2005:


Frances Odom PretsGALVESTON – Frances Odom Prets, 91, of Galveston, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at Gulf Health Care Center.

Austin American-Statesman, 13 Jun 2007:

Bevian St. Martin, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away, Monday, June 11th, in Austin, Texas.


Bevian was born, August 31, 1922 in Port Arthur, Texas to Bevian and Margaret St. Martin. He attended school in Louisiana and graduated from Crowley High School in 1941. He was very athletic in his younger years as a high school track star, swimmer and cheerleader. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp, serving as a Sergeant in World War II, stationed nearly two years in the South Pacific Samoan Islands.

Following his military service, he moved to Galveston, Texas. It was there that he met his wife, Helen Dittert while she was attending nursing school. They married in 1948.

He entered college at this time, attending the University of Colorado and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Petroleum Geology. His career began with Shell Oil Co. in Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas for 13 years. After leaving Shell Oil Co., he worked as a consulting geologist specializing in the South Texas Gulf Coast area.


While living in Houston, Bevian was an active member of Memorial Drive Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist for over 50 years, a member of the Houston Geological Society, and the Society of Independent Petroleum Geologist. While living in Austin, he enjoyed his many friends through church activities, dinner groups, men’s lunch group, the Mayfair dance group, and SIPES.

In their later years, Bevian and Helen moved to Boulder, Colorado where they lived for over seven years. Bevian loved vacationing in the Rocky Mountains. Eventually they moved back to Texas where they could be closer to family. Bevian was so very proud of his three children and adored his seven grandchildren and his one great-grandchild who share his great-granddad’s birthday.

Bevian was preceded in death by his parents, Bevian and Margaret, and his younger brother, Marvin.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Helen; daughters, Susan Dowling and her husband, George, and Sheryl St. Martin-Chambless and her husband, Chris; son, David St. Martin and his wife, Sandra; grandchildren, Brian and Matthew Dowling, Andrea Gulledge and her husband, Trey, Brandon Beaty, Sasha, Ryan and Neal St. Martin; and great-grandson, Travis Gulledge.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2007 at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Road, Austin, Texas 78746.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Bevian to your charity of choice or the Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church.




Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, February 3, 2005, at Galveston Memorial Park with Pastor Kelly Vaughn officiating.

Frances was born September 28, 1913, in Roanoke, Louisiana. She was a longtime resident of Galveston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Racca; her husband, Frank W. Prets; and her son, Ray L. Odom, Sr.

She is survived by her sons, Bob Odom and wife, Nell; and Larry C. Odom, Jr. and wife, Sandra; daughter, Pansy Feigle and husband, Gene; sister, Margie Morrish and husband, Bill; brothers, Ray Racca and wife, Martha; and Roy Racca; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, TX 77590.



Marvin St. Martin, 19, died yesterday afternoon at the camp Wallace Hospital from injuries received when he was thrown from a motorcycle after colliding with a car in the business district of Hitchcock at 11:15 o’clock in the morning, Deputy Sheriff Ed Baleman has announced.

St. Martin, a merchant seaman who resided with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Bevin St. Martin, 712 14th, was driving a late model motorcycle with the owner of the vehicle, Jesse Van Faircloth, 1917 22d, riding on the rear seat, Salsman stated.  As he rounded the curve in front of Henckel’s garage in Hitchcock he collided with a car turning into the garage, Salzman said.  The auto was driven by Donald Nelson, recently discharged serviceman from Alta Loma.

St. Martin was thrown from the motorcycle from the impact of the collision receiving head wounds when he struck the pavement.  Faircloth managed to hang on to the vehicle and rode it to a halt in a culvert 130 feet away.  Faircloth received an ankle injury and cuts of the knee, hands and face, Salzman stated.

No charges have been filed against Nelson, the driver of the auto, Saltzman said.

Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Bevin St. Martin Jr.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Malloy & Son.


Galveston Daily News, 12 Sep 1959:

Bevian C. St. Martin

Funeral services for Bevian C. St. Martin, 58, of 2102 55th street will be held in Malloy & Son funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, thence to St. Mary’s Cathedral for 2:45 p.m. services, the Rev. Joseph Crosthwait officiating.

Burial will be in Galveston Memorial Park.

Mr. St. Martin died in St. Mary’s Infirmary Thursday. He was a Galveston resident 17 years.

Pallbearers will be Earl T. Gilllam, Joe Menotti, Willard Chisum, Ronald Newton, Howard Picard and Dave Hartnett.


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One response to “Obituaries – descendants of Thomas Able Thackston & Madora Henry (Galveston, TX)

  1. Susan Dowling

    I know so little about my “Thackston” side of our family. Would love to hear from any of you from the site above. Margaret M Thackston St Martin was my grandmother.
    Susan St Martin Dowling

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