Hurricane Ike: The Missing Have Names; Ike Is Missing From The Mainstream Media

10/05/08: The stories of some who died…and some who are still missing.

UPDATE: 10/2/08- 3 Weeks After Hurricane Ike, The Search For Bodies Finally Begins
Listen to Lan Lamphere of and Snarkfood discuss the missing from Hurricane Ike. Podcast Is Here.
No newsflash for the hundreds of thousands of people that Hurricane Ike victimized, but Hurricane Ike is virtually gone from mainstream media coverage. It has been replaced by the huge bailout of our entire financial system.

UPDATE: 9/28/08 Over 400 people are still missing from the Texas Coast nearly two weeks after the storm devastated much of the area. The mainstream media has forgotten them. Their families, desperate, have not. Here’s an update video.

Snarkfood promised to continue to follow the story– and today we are listing the names of the people we’ve been able to determine are missing. These names come directly from those who are desperately searching for them. It is by NO means a complete list.

The mainstream media’s refusal to even report a ballpark number of those who are missing is shameful, and high-visibility (celebrity) attention to the problem is ZERO. In defense of the celebrities, they, along with the rest of America are not being told the story.
So we will. Here are the names of some of our American brothers and sisters who’ve been missing since Hurricane Ike hit.
The following have been listed as missing or otherwise unaccounted for by their family members on the ABC 13 (Houston area) Hurricane Ike Missing Persons Locater, and the KHOU forums. Screw the media blackout.

Watch the video. Read the list. Give if you can.

Bolivar Peninsula
Including Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, Caplen, Gilchrist, High Island

Alex (no last name given)
Allen, Charles
Amo (Flores?)
Anderson, Bobby (survived, but friend perished)
Arrambide, Marrion
Bagwell, Blaine and mother Ginger
Baker, Rachel
Ball, Danny
Ball, Kristian
Beasley, James
Billy the Kid (across from Sharkey’s)
Bingham, Harry
Bingham, Susan
Brad (no last name given)
Branstetter, Kent
Brookshire, Delores Rose
Bugler, Harry
Bugler, Susan
Butterfield, L.C.
Butterfield, Sandy
Byrum, Barbara
Byrum, Gardner
Callender, Deena
Campbell, Michael
Cannon, Colin
Cannon, Michelle
Carol (Crystal Canals Bait Camp)
Carol (Tuna St.)
Carr, Frank
Carrington, Lee
Cecil and Tommy (High Island)
Chapman, Larry
Chapman, Suzy
Cheryl (the nurse)
Cloud, Michael
Cook, Lee: 10/3/08: Lee and Sandy contacted us today at Snarkfood, and want to let everyone know they evacuated from Crystal Beach, and are okay and safe. Great news!
Cook, Sandy

Cottrell, Shirley
Cranford, Kim
Cranford, Treton
Dean, Anne
Donaldson, Mary
Droege, Carolyn
Droege, Dick
Dud (at Decoux’s)
Dunn, Glennis
Ettenger, Gail: Sadly, Gail Ettenger was found deceased.
Felty, Veronica
Fisher, Walter
Floyd (Garza’s Grocery)
Garrett, Charles Allen
Gatlin, Chris
Gatlin, Karen
Glen (Red): deceased- pre- Hurricane Ike
Gloria (Cottage by the Sea)
Grebb, Robert
Grissom, Richard
Grissom, Stephanie
Haigh, Jack
Hamilton, Earl
Hamilton, Shirley
Hardcastle, Lynnette
Harris, Terry
Haworth, Susan
Hayes, Cheryl
Hayes, Richard
Hill, George
Hill, Martin
Holmes, Don
Howard, Greb
Howard, John
Howard, Lois
Jock, Jessica and family
Johnson, Lynette
Johnson, Sue
Jones, Daisy
Jones, Dewy
Jones, Jack
Kahla, Mary and family
Kelly, Linda
Kelly, Richard
King, Darryl
King, Robert
King, Sandy
Knight, Beverly and husband
Kreuzer Family
Lavalle, Ellie
Ledhe, Don
Lee, Judy
Lee, Robert and Gail and Gina
Lisa (18th and Galveston)
Lopez, Jim
Manley, Jerry
Marchese, Carol
Marcia (message therapist)
Martin, Buster
Martinez, Cindy
Maxwell, Edith
McGready, Jean
McGready, Tom
McKnight, JC
McKnight, Lori
McManus, Barbara
McManus, James
Micak Family
Mobley, Zenith
Moore, Steve and family
Moseley, Herman- 10/3/08: Sadly, Gilchrist resident Herman “PeeWee” Thomas Mosley was found deceased today in the waters off the Bolivar Peninsula.
Mouton, Darby
Mouton, Sis
Myers, Marta
Myers, Ralph
Neis, Adam
Nguyen, Father (St. Theresa’s)
Ochoa, Phil
Pilsner, E.A. and family
Pond, James
Rankin, Beth
Reed, Bill
Reedy, Bill
Reedy, Jeannie
Rodriguez Family
Rodriguez, Greg
Ron and wife Dorothy (Melody Lane)
Rush, Harly
Rush, Kathy
Russell, Gene
Schley, Barbara
Schley, Claud
Schmidt, Dee
Schmidt, Matt
Segura Family
Shaw, Barry
Shaw, Feather
Shinker, Andy
Shook, Jerry
Silcox, Andie
Skidmore, Ellen
Smith, Beth
Steppe, Francine
Steve (friend of David Pickett)
Stines, Kahla and family and friends
Stockton, David
Stockton, Patty
Strahan, Alecia
Strickland, Magdelena
Tiki Man Kevin
Tom and Daniela (no last name given)
Tomberlin, Gary
Tovar, Mario and family
Tovar, Omar
Turner, Karon
Turner, Willis
Vance, Paul
Vidrine, Carol and family
Vidrine, PJ and family
Vrana, Ray
Walker, Greg: 10/5/08- Sadly, Port Neches resident Greg Walker was found deceased by Texas Equusearch volunteers.
Walker, Phyllis
Walker, Sandra
Walker, Sonny
Walton, Sandie
Wanda (Crystal Canal RV Park)
Ward, Terri and family
Werner, Donna and Lauren
White, Billy
Will (on Yuca)
Williams, Bruce
Williams, Carol
Williams, Shane: Sadly, Shane Williams is deceased
Wisenbaker, Mikey and family
Wisenbaker, Mycol and

Galveston County / Galveston Island

Allen, A.J.
Allen, Betty
Allen, Carolyn
Allen, Jackie
Allen, Regina
Allmond, Donna
Banks, Leon Jr.
Bartram, Gracie
Bartram, Kevin
Bartram, Peggy
Berryman, Thelma- She lived at 40th & Ave R in Galveston
Beynice, Rosalyn
Boyd, Keith and family
Bradley, Bobby
Brock, Margo
Brown, Maine
Brown, Nana
Brown, Russel
Brown, Trixie
Bustamante, Richard and family
Campos, Lalo
Campos, Rita
Carrera, Juan
Chambers, Doreece
Chapman, Danielle (Dani) and sons Joel and Addison- Sea Isle, house had Texas flag painted on garage
Coker, Sonya
Cole, Natalie and daughters
Collindrina, Penny
Cowan, Paula
Cox, Harold
Crabb, Sammie
DaPra, Johnny
Doyle, Patrick
Dubious, Chester
Dubious, Shirley
Ferguson, Mae Joyce
Ferguson, Wendell
Ficklen, Bill
Ficklen, Crystal
Ficklen, Delaine
Ficklen, Gail
Ficklen, James
Ficklen, Kim
Ficklen, Linda
Ficklen, Maverick
Ficklen, Willie
Gallagher, Joe
Grace (aunt of Lynn Robinson)
Graham, Ward
Hannon, Matt
Heinrich, Paul and family
Holmes, Agnes
Horn, Francis
Howlett, Bruce
Howlett, Tammy
Jamison, Ed
Johnson, Nell
Kuehne, Ashley
Lane, Jack
Lane, Tonka
Manago, Shawna and kids
Marsh, Jessica
Marsh, Steve
Melasome, Willie Mae
Moore, Ray Jr.
Nebout, Jim
Nebout, Phyllis
Nolan, Jim
Pembleton, Greg
Pollard, Earl
Pope, Dwayne
Powell, Marie
Rasmussen, A.J.
Ruiz, Ernan and children
Russo, Candy
Salazar, Jesus
Salmassi, Alex
Schultz, Susan (not her, but her aunt)
Shaffer, Richard
Smythe, Ed
Smythe, Marlo
Stewart, Thelma and friends Tina and Peanut
Swindell, Henry
Swindell, Robbie
Thomas, Kenneth (deceased)
Thomas, William
Toale, Tim
Trapani, Eddie
Trapani, Ray
Webber, Brigette
Webber, Tommy
Webster Family
Weedman, Joe
Wilson, George
Woodard, Marie
York, Robert
Zeon, Denise
Zeon, Zae

Chambers County
Cormier, Cecil
Cormier, Sam
Fleischman, Joyce
Fleischman, Morris
Hacker, Annette
Hacker, Chad
Scrivner, Earl
Scrivner, Judy

23 thoughts on “Hurricane Ike: The Missing Have Names; Ike Is Missing From The Mainstream Media”

  1. thank you for all the info over ike and the missing… i am from orange county (in texas) and still in the dark over what is really going on.. everyone seems to have 0 coverage of the area and our community is living it every day.. no one (even in this area) is telling the real details and listing the missing.. thank you and keep up the good work.. i tell everyone who will listen to check the site as i do daily for any new info and/or names…thanks again


    Danielle (Dani) CHAPMAN and her two boys, Joel, and Addison CHAPMAN from Galveston, TX. Have not heard from them since Gustva. (approx. 9/3/08) I know IKE hit them hard, like everyone else. Not sure if they evacuated. They live on the far west end of the island. (PAST JAMAICA BEACH in SEA ISLE extn3) 4115 Kent Drive. The garage door is a painted Texas flag. Don’t know what happened on that end of the island, haven’t seen pictures of its outcome.

    They too are listed at The LAURA RECOVERY CENTER (LRC) website with pictures.

    CALL (858) 337-9850 with any info. about them and or the area
    Send info. and/or pictures:

    GOD BLESS everyone – THANK YOU!


  3. David and Sandy Fortenberry and Larry and Mary Alice Rogers are safe and sound. They got out and are staying with folks in greater Houston area. Their names can be removed from the ‘missing’ list. Unfortunately, the Fortenberry’s home was completely disappeared. Not sure about the Roger’s home. Thank God they evacuated.

    Their daughter, Holly

  4. We stayed at the “Bunk House” several times owned by Carol & Daryl Mardis. Saw their names on the missing list. Wanting to know if they are OK. Very sweet people. Please advise.

  5. I spoke to Ed Werner today of Pt Bolivar(10-3-08)
    He evacuated for the storm and he and his family are ok.
    Chris Oliphant

  6. My sister Sue has not heard from her friend Thelma Berryman. She lived at 40th & Ave R in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. Has anyone heard from here, if not please add her to the list. Thanks, Margie

  7. Bouse, Bobby
    Bouse, Charlie and family
    Bouse, Dixie and family- all Bouse are fine
    Comeaux, Joe-found
    Comeaux, Sylvia-found
    Comeaux (other family members?)found
    Ettenger, Gail- deceased
    Glen (Red) deceased, but before the storm
    Delores Brookshire, Nathan Foreman and others been located?
    Wesley (Crystal Beach Rd.)found
    Williams, Shane -deceased

  8. Thank you beachbaby- do you know the status of Delores Brookshire, Nathan Foreman et al? Changes made above. Thank you for keeping us up to date. God bless you.

  9. nathan foreman is in high island.
    I took the above from a private forum for residents. I am trying to go back and forth to see the names. What is sad is there are so many names that are not posted anywhere.

  10. Thanks, Beachbaby. I visit those forums too, and you are right- there are so many names not listed. I am trying to keep this list as accurate as possible, but it is very difficult. Of course I will keep trying. Our prayers are with all of the families and friends that Ike has upended.

  11. The media blackout imposed right after the storm didn’t help. Then Hurricane Wall Street hit. The Bush Administration did NOT want another Katrina black eye, so a no-fly zone was implemented right away. The worst part: Most of those who ARE searching for the missing are volunteers. God bless those people…but many of them are residents who have lost so much already. The resources committed to searching are pitiful, ridiculous and shameful. It is a complete travesty.

  12. They have 44 debri piles tagged, that the dogs picked up scent on. They just don’t have the resources to do anything about it. It is beyond understanding.

  13. Hello, this is an UPDATE for missing family (my sister and nephews – Chapman) in Galveston, Tx.

    Danielle, Joel & Addison Chapman are alive and well, this conformation came from the Galveston, Tx police department. My heart still goes out to the families who still are looking for their loved ones from Hurricane Ike.

    The family (our father, brother and myself) have/were deeply concerned about the safety and welfare of Danielle, Joel and Addison after this storm, Hurricane Ike hit the island. Since there was not any substantial concrete verifiable communication from Danielle or my nephews, in that time frame. It has been a month, we finally got some real answers.

    I WILL NOT BE SHAMED about doing what other families or family members would do in this situation, ask for help in finding their loved ones after any major catastrophic event. I wouldn’t shame the father of the boys for doing the same, since he found out on a internet blog about Danielle and his boys were among the missing from Hurricane Ike.

    Thanks to the efforts of the following: The Laura Recovery Center, Galveston Police Department, Galveston Sheriff’s Department, Galveston’s Fire Department and to the Wichita Police Department and a special THANKS to the organization which helped by having a place to create the flyers for the missing (children), Lastly to ALL the Folks who help post this story on the internet, CNN, Lan Lamphere and Snark Food podcast) though other blogs, TV Stations, Radio, other listings and just plain posting up the flyers. If I didn’t say it before, Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!.
    (They were not victims of Hurricane Ike nor victims of foul play).

    Again, our family extends our thoughts and prayers out to everyone and the victims of Hurricane Ike.

    God Bless,
    Traci Turner,
    San Diego, Ca.

  14. Yes!!!!!!! Traci, I’m SO glad to be able to take your family members off of the list. Nothing makes me happier than being able to remove a family from being missing to being FOUND SAFE! Snarkfood’s prayers go out for all who are still searching for loved ones, that you too would be able to celebrate like Traci. She didn’t give up. Y’all don’t either.

  15. Has anyone heard from Dolly McCarley or her three daughters, alina, rheanna and ?. They lived on Bolivar.

  16. Susan
    I read somewhere that ms. Rose was ok. So if her grandaughters were missing she would have let it be known

  17. I have met some of the kindest n best people I will ever meet while I was in texas….my heart goes out to all of you that have gone through this..your a strong lil town…keep ur heads held high…….. .R.I.P. T*L*F…gone but never forgoton

  18. Does it really matter? He has been through hell as it is with the media and the whole whole knowing about his infidility. Would it have made it easier if he had allowed questions to be asked? He made mistakes yes, but now we need to allow this remarkable sportsman return to the one thing he is great at -golf. Let him pick up the pieces with his family and move on

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