Houston Fire Fighter
Retired District Chief-Houston Fire Dept. and Carpenter &
Master Cabinet builder. Survived by his wife Anita Taulbee
Adams, Rusk, son & daughter-in-law Charles & Margie Adams, 2
brothers G.C. Adams, and Lawrence Adams, 1 sister Cleo
Robinson, 2 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Funeral
services Wednesday, August 10, 3:00 P. M. Autry Funeral Home
Chapel. Jacksonville, Texas. 903-586-6262
G. C. "Jeep" Adams Jr., passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010, in Houston, TX. He retired from the Houston Fire Department after serving 35 years. G.C. is preceded in death by his first wife, Jimmie Jeter Adams. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Adams; sons, Jerry Adams and wife Debra and Sterling Adams and wife Tamra; grandchildren, Jamie, Braxton, Ryan, Alex and Sterling, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Skylar; sister, Cleo Robinson; brother, Lawrence Adams and numerous loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 14, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Grand View Funeral Home. Chapel services will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Grand View Memorial Park. Online memorial tributes may be placed at www.grandviewfunerals.com
age 65, passed away on May 17, 2001. He was born in Baytown, Tx., grew up on a
farm in Crosby, TX., and attended Crosby High School, where he played football.
He served in the U.S. Army; worked as a homebuilder; and then entered the
Houston Fire Department, where he chauffeured a ladder truck. He recently
retired after 39 years of service. He and his wife were members of St. Charles
Borromeo Catholic Church. He coached Little League sports, was an avid hunter
and fisherman, and an skilled carpenter. He was a kid magnet. He is remembered
as strong, gentle, honest, kind and loving. Rite of Committal and interment held
at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.
The Houston Post March 29, 1935
Allie Anderson did not amass great wealth during his long public career in Houston, but he acquired a host of friends many wealthier men would be proud to call their own. Never too busy to shake the hand of acquaintances or to dispense a cheery word of greeting, he went through his life meeting good fortune and bad, victory and defeat with a smile. He was blessed with a lovable personality and a sunny disposition. They made it possible for him to enjoy an existence rich in worthwhile human relationships. It is doubtful that any man in Houston has more real friends or will be more sincerely mourned than Allie Anderson. Tremendous energy, a practical knowledge of politics acquired through experience and a genuine desire to serve his fellow citizens made him a valuable member of city council. During the years he helped to direct the policies of the municipal government, he was as plain and unassuming as in the days when he worked as a fireman in the ranks. He was sincere when he referred to Fire Fighters as 'my boys'. He never lost the vital interest in Houston's fire fighting problems he acquired as a young man working with a hose, an axe and a pike. With him it was no pose when he jumped out of bed at 3 o'clock in the morning to rush to a fire. It was his life's work and he never learned to resist the lure of clanging bells and shrieking sirens. Much of the present efficiency of Houston's fire department can be credited to his enthusiasm and his understanding of every phase of the city's fire fighting problem. As city commissioner a number of years ago, he reorganized the department, modernized it and made it so efficient it won Nationwide recognition. Many of the methods he introduced still are used effectively today. His untimely death Friday ended a useful career as a public official and private citizen.
The Houston Post March 31, 1935
Allie Anderson Funeral Today
City Mourns Passing of Former Fire Department Head.
Last rites for Allie L. Anderson, former city commissioner and veteran firefighter, who died at Memorial hospital Friday afternoon after an extended illness will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Settegast-Koph funeral home. Bishop Clinton S. Quin and Rev. T. J. Windham will officiate. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery under the auspices of Elks lodge, No. 151, Knights of Pythins, No. 399, and the Eagles. Active pallbearers will be Sewell Myer, F. B. Hartwell, Russell Thorstenberg, Louis James, Sam Becker and George Sears. As a token of respect for the former city official, the flag at city hall Saturday was flying at half mast. A guard of honor from the fire department and police department, where "Captain Allie' spent most of his lifetime stood watch over his bier. Six fireman and six policemen were detailed by Mayor Oscar F. Holcombe to remain beside the body until funeral services are held Sunday afternoon. Two firemen and two policemen alternate, standing at attention at the head and the foot of the casket. Commissioner Frank Holton, who replaced "Captain Allie" as head of the fire department, announced that at the sound of taps at all Houston fire stations at 4 p.m. Sunday all city firemen will take their positions at the stations and at attention for three minutes. Telegrams of condolence from distinguished citizens in all parts of the state were being received Saturday by the bereaved family members. The entire fire department in San Antonio joined in offering condolence, according to a telegram received at city hall Saturday.
Message of Condolence
The wire, signed by J. G. Sarran, chief of the San Antonio fire department, read;
"Sorry to learn of Captain Allie Anderson's death. He was tried and true, and his friends were legion. Commissioner Phil Wright, myself and the entire fire department express the deepest sympathy."
A resolution of sympathy was adopted unanimously Saturday by the city council.
The text of the resolution follows;
"Whereas, the Hon. Allie L. Anderson, former police officer, police official, city fireman, chief of the department and city commissioner of the city of Houston, Harris county, Texas, departed this life at 2:15 p.m. Friday, March 29, A. D. 1935; and,
"Whereas, the Hon. Allie L. Anderson had prior to his death devoted practically all of his adult life to the services of the citizens of the city of Houston in the various capacities hereinbefore set out; and,
"Whereas, the city of Houston has lost one of it's most lovable and noble citizens, and has been called upon to surrender one of it's most valuable sons; and.
"Whereas, it is the opinion of the member of the city of Houston that the citizens of this city have lost through death a lovable, honest, capable and reliable fellow citizen; and,
"Whereas, the members of the city council and the employees of the city of Houston have lost a dear friend and comrade, the loss of whom it deeply and sincerely lamented; and,
"Whereas, the citizens of the city of Houston and his many friends elsewhere mourn the passing of this great public servant and citizen and consider his death to be a distinct loss to this city and to the state of Texas; now, therefore.
"Be it resolved, by the city council, of the city of Houston that this body expressed its bereavement at the death of Hon. Allie L. Anderson and further expresses its heart-felt and sincere sympathy to the family of Hon. Allie L. Anderson in this dark hour of their bereavement,
"Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded by the city secretary of the city of Houston to the family of Hon. Allie L. Anderson, and that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the city council of the city of Houston, Texas."
Mayor Pays Tribute
Survivors are his former wife; two children, Allie Anderson, Jr. and Mrs. Marie Gassoway; one brother, Warren Anderson; three half-brothers, Willie, Jimmie and Harry Anderson; one half-sister, Mrs. Will Pratt, and one grandchild, Bert Earl Gassoway. All are of Houston, with the exception of Willie Anderson who lives at Rice, Texas.
Anderson, David Eugene
23, 1931 ) 1958
( Died August 4, 2008 )
W. L. Anderson Expires Here
Veteran Police Officer Dies at Hospital After Illness.
Warren L. Anderson, 52 one of the oldest members in point of service of the Houston police department, died at 9:25p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Davis hospital. Death came quickly following a brief illness to the veteran law enforcement officer who for the last 38 years had served on the police and fire department here, and who for many years had been regarded as one of the most able sleuths in the Southwest. Anderson, who returned to the force recently after several months absence, was on patrol duty at the time he became ill. Born in Bastrop, La., Anderson came to Houston 38 years ago, entering service on the fire department. He began duties on the police force in 1913. He was brother of the late Allie Anderson, city fire commissioner. Survivors are one half sister, Mrs. Archie Pratt of Houston and Willie Anderson of Chatfield; three nieces, Miss Dorothy Meyers, Miss Georgia Meyers of Galveston and Mrs. R. E. Gassoway of Houston; two nephews, Herman Meyers of Galveston and Allice Anderson of Houston.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the drawing room of the Settegast-Kopf Funeral home. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.
John G. Alford, born February 26, 1929 in Carthage, Texas, went to be with the Lord on August 28, 2004 in Goodrich, Texas. John was an Ordained Minister and life long Christian. He not only served his country in the Air Force, but as a member of the Houston Fire Department. He enjoyed carpentry and was a master builder. He is survived by his loving wife Billie Jean Alford, daughters & son-in-laws, Linda Worsham & husband Ron, Shirley Gould & husband the Rev. J.R. Gould, Johnnie Steward & husband Ken, grandsons, FC3 Justin Keith Steward USN, Joshua Worsham, granddaughters husbands, Shelayne & Steve McDaniel, Katrina & John Sheppard, Sharee Gould, Shontel Gould, great grandchildren, Savannah Sheppard, Kaleb Sheppard, Matthew Sheppard, Madison Shayne McDaniel, brothers, James Alford, William Glenn Alford, sisters, Christera Holloway, Alice Deloney, Lenora Hughes Betty Adams, Jackie Allen, Tula Browning, and many special friends & relatives. Visitation will be held from 3:00-8:00 PM Sunday, at Brookside Funeral Home. Services will be held Monday, August 30, 2004 at 2:00 PM at the North Central Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.
Thomas Arfele, born December 30, 1942 in Houston, went home to be with the Lord on September 9, 2005 in Houston. Tom retired after 36 years of service with the Houston Fire Department. He officiated little league baseball & softball & high school football, for many years and was a member of the Texas Association of Sports Officials. He is survived by his loving wife Diana Arfele, sons: Tim Arfele & wife Carla, and Robert Arfele & wife Jennifer, and the light of his life his precious grandchildren, Morgan, Bailee, Bradley and Madison. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 1:00 PM in the Woodforest Baptist Church, 13305 Woodforest Blvd, Houston, TX. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.
Austin Ary, 56, of Shepherd, Tx.
died on May 5, 2002 at Kingwood Medical Center. Born on June 8, 1945 in
Houston, Tx. to Thurston and Lillian Day Ary, he attended Klein Schools
and graduated from Marion Military Academy in Marion, Alabama in 1963. He
served during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Air Force, stationed
in Saigon from 1967-68. Upon returning he joined the Houston Fire
Department in 1974. He was on active duty at Station 92 at Houston
Intercontinental Airport. He was also a current member of the H.F.D. Honor
Guard. He was past Jr. Vice Commander of VFW Post #1839 in Cleveland, Tx.
and he also served on the safety committee of the Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo for 20 years, becoming a life member in 2002. Funeral services
will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at Mims Baptist Church,
1609 Porter Road (FM1314) Conroe, Tx. 77301 with interment to follow at
the Houston National Cemetery in Houston with full fire department and
military honors under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Home in Porter.
Visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Ary
was preceded in death by his parents, Thurston and LIllian Ary, a brother,
Michael Ary and a step -son, Donald Paul Harriman. He is survived by his
wife, Rebecca Harriman Ary of Shepherd; daughter and son-in-law, Janna and
Michael Billetdeaux of Waukesha, Wisconsin; son, Robert Thurston Ary of
Houston; mother of his children, Brenda Franklin Ary of Houston; step-son,
Ronald Neal Harriman of New Caney and two grandsons, Gregory and
Christopher Billetdeaux along with many other loving friends and family.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Mims
Baptist Church, 1609 Porter Rd. Conroe, TX. 77301 - V.F.W. Post 1839
Cleveland, Tx. or the Last Alarm Club - HFD 1907 Freeman Houston, Tx.
77009. The family would also like to request that because of Joe's love
for classic cars, that if you would like to drive your classic car in the
funeral procession that it would be a great and final tribute.