Celebrity Obituaries

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Hiram M. Cox

November 28, 1935 - January 31, 2017

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Mary Trevino

January 31, 2017

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Ronald Hallie Norris

November 24, 1946 - January 30, 2017

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Carl O. Williams, Jr.

October 18, 1933 - January 29, 2017

Carl O. Williams, Jr., 83, entered eternal rest on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Corpus Christi, TX. He was born on October 18, 1933 in Missouri. He is preceded in death by his son, Joe Bob Williams; mother, Mary Hellums and brother James Williams. He was a devoted husband to his loving wife of 60 years, Eula Mae Williams. He is also survived by his children, Billy Williams, Betty (Steve) Colbert...
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Candelario T. (c. T. ) Garza

May 31, 1931 - January 28, 2017

Candelario T. Garza ("C. T.") C. T. was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on May 31, 1931, to Maria del Refugio T. Garza and Juan D. Garza.  He graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1951 and went on to serve our Country from 1952 to 1953.  As a member of the U.S. Army he fought in combat in the Korean War.  He was awarded a Korea Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, a United Nations Service...
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Dora V Solano

August 30, 1929 - January 27, 2017

DORA VILLARREAL SOLANO, 87 Dora V. Solano, age 87, passed away on January 27, 2017 peacefully at home in San Antonio, Texas. Dora was born on August 30, 1929 to Vicente and Martha Villarreal in Nuevo Laredo, TAMPS, Mexico. She was the 4th of 12 children. She will be remembered for her strong faith and trust in God, dedication to sharing God's Word with everyone she encountered, praying for her...
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Alice Narvaez Escamilla

November 18, 1947 - January 26, 2017

Alice N. Escamilla, age 69, passed away on January 26, 2017. Alice was born on November 18, 1947 to Marcos Narvaez and Carolina Martinez. She attended school in Sinton and Del Mar College. Alice retired from Ss Cyril & Methodius Catholic School. She was a member of Gaudalupanas, Catholic Daughters of America and ACTS. She will always be remembered for her devotion to her friends and family,...
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Mary B Lane

August 9, 1957 - January 25, 2017

Bernie Lane went to her eternal reward early Wednesday morning just after midnight 25 January, 2017 at the age of 59. As a mother, a loved one, a friend, a colleague, or even a stranger, Bernie's open heart and eagerness to insure people felt welcomed and wanted touched those she met. Her family laughed and wondered how Bernie could both turn a random casual hobby, like scrapbooking, with...
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Emilio Charles Leal

June 5, 1970 - January 24, 2017

Emilio Charles Leal, 46, Passed away January 24, 2017. Born June 5, 1970, he was the son of Emilio and Oralia Leal. As life seemed to throw hurtles Emilio never seemed to give up hope. He prayed every day to our lord for healing & somehow found the strength to smile through the pain. That's what made him amazing. He had many hobbies & enjoyed the simple things in life. Fishing, Watching movies...
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Douglas Harold Beck

October 20, 1923 - January 19, 2017

Douglas Harold Beck died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on January 19, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 93.  Douglas was born October 20, 1923 in Papalote, Texas to Odin James Beck and Cecilia Agnes West Beck at the R. L. West Homeplace.  His grandparents were Robert Lee West and Agnes Gregorczyk West of Papalote and Jacob Johan Beck and Lina Matilde Zahl Beck of Normanna,...
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Morris T. Reese

February 23, 1925 - January 18, 2017

Morris Thaddeus "T" Reese passed away on January 18, 2017. He was born on February 23, 1925, in Rotan, TX, to Manson Thaddeus Reese and Grace Chapman Reese. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, TX, in 1942, and from Texas A&M University in 1947, with a degree in electrical engineering. A veteran of World War II, he served two years in the US Navy. He married his true love,...
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Billie Purswell

September 23, 1941 - January 12, 2017

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Bernard Jerome Seal, Jr

January 26, 1959 - January 12, 2017

Bernard Jerome Seal, Jr., known to all as "B.J.", lost his courageous battle with cancer on January 12, 2017 at the age of 57. B.J. loved his family, friends, music, food and his adopted hometown of Corpus Christi. He was a Realtor turned restaurateur owning Bernard's Deli which later became Bernard's Catering. B.J. was born in Florence, Alabama and moved to Corpus Christi in 1962 with his...
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Ariana B Trower

February 9, 1930 - January 10, 2017

Ariana Trower, 86, passed away on January 10, 2017. She was born on February 9, 1930 to Frank and Martha VanMetre in Pensacola, Florida. She is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Martha VanMetre; sister, Mable Mcluskey and daughter, Deborah J. Trower. Ariana is survived by son, Dominic (Caroline); daughter, Diana (Joey); grandchildren, Brandon, Sarah, Erin and Nicholas and brother, Milton...
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Andrew P Moore

September 14, 1955 - January 8, 2017

Andrew Paul Moore passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017. A Celebration of Life in his honor will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi.
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Ilse Irene Lee

October 29, 1928 - January 7, 2017

Ilse Irene Lessmann Lee passed away on January 7, 2017. She was born in Frankfurt Am Main Germany on October 29, 1928. Isle lived in Germany throughout the war, and attended the "Gelnhausen Pro- Gymnasium," Heidelberg University, and graduated from the Kaiser Wilhem University in Frankfurt in 1948. She served on Boards and Charitable organizations throughout her life. Never one to slow down,...
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Lamar Pitcher Collie III

October 25, 1953 - January 7, 2017

Colonel Lamar Pitcher Collie III M.D., age 63, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord, on January 7, 2017, surrounded by family and loving caretakers. Lamar was born on October 25, 1953, in Augusta, Georgia to the late Lamar Pitcher Collie Jr. M.D. and Lexie Stokes Collie. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Robert E. Lee High-school in 1971. ...
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David Heath Donnan

August 31, 1927 - January 6, 2017

David Heath Donnan, age 89, passed away January 6, 2017. He was born on August 31, 1927 to Louis Vernon Donnan and Mattie Mae Heath in Corpus Christi. Dave grew up in Galveston and Corpus Christi, graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1946 and served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman Second Class from July 1945 until February 1947. In 1950, Dave graduated from Sam Houston State with a Bachelor...
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Karen Rene Supple

May 20, 1957 - January 3, 2017

Karen Greenwell Supple, 59, passed away suddenly on January 3, 2017. Karen was preceded in death by her parents Rene Greenwell and Janie Inez Cormack. She is survived by her son, Joel M. Supple; sisters, Mary Lynn (Ric) Hendrickson and Jane (Frank) Floyd, grandson, Mason Supple; nieces and nephews, Nathan Floyd, Jena Floyd, Ross Hendrickson and Rachel Hendrickson; aunt, Georgie Marsh; cousins,...
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Teresa Vera

October 4, 1935 - January 3, 2017

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Ramon Homero Reyna

March 13, 1951 - January 2, 2017

Ramon H Reyna, Sr., age 65, passed away January 2, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1951 to Juan Jose and Beatrice Reyna in Havana, TX. Raised in Texas, he graduated from La Joya High School in 1970, later earning a BS and MS degree from Webster University. After high school, he enlisted and served in the USAF from 1971 through 1993, retiring with the rank of MSGT and was honorably discharged. He...
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Sandra Valls

August 21, 1941 - December 31, 2016

Sandra "Sandy" Herman Valls entered into Eternal Life in the early morning hours of December 31, 2016 at her home in Port Aransas.  She was born Sandra Roselyn on August 21, 1941 to Dorothy Sue and Francis L. Herman, Jr. in Owensboro, KY.  She was raised in Ingleside and Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from W. B. Ray High School.   She briefly attended Del Mar College where she met her future...
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Karen Alice Barker Griffin

August 3, 1944 - December 30, 2016

KAREN ALICE BARKER GRIFFIN, beloved wife of John Edward "Ed" Griffin for 56 years, peacefully entered eternal rest on December 30, 2016.  Karen was born in Austin on August 3, 1944, to C. O. "Dick" and Evelyn Grip Barker. She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Ed, in the historic Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Together they raised four children--"the four J's"-- in Texas,...
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Wilma Joann Pettit

June 2, 1938 - December 28, 2016

Joann Pettit was born June 2, 1938 in Marion, Ohio to Paul and Lucille McAllister. She moved to Corpus Christi, TX when she was in the 6th grade. She met her "future" husband in 1954, when she came home for Christmas break from high school in North Carolina. She graduated from Ray High School in 1956 and was married December 21, 1956. They were married 60 years this year. She went home to be...
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Pamalie K. Hutchens

July 13, 1949 - December 27, 2016

Pamalie Kay Hutchens, 67, passed away December 27, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born on July 13, 1949, to Ray and Natalie Worden in Corpus Christi, Texas and was raised in Sinton, Texas where she always had many fond memories of growing up. She graduated from Sinton High School in 1967 and was an active member of the Sinton Presbyterian Church. She attended Del Mar College and...
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James Pete Warren

November 10, 1945 - December 25, 2016

James Pete Warren 71, died December 25, 2016. He was born November 10, 1945 to Charles A. Warren Sr. and Adele Warren in Corpus Christi, Tx. James served in the United States Marine Corp for 4 years as Corporal and served in Vietnam. He was raised in Corpus Christi, married to Leona Long in 1965 and they raised two daughters, Michelle Grismer and Rita Williams. James went to sleep peacefully...
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Wayne Efford Spencer, Jr.

November 29, 1927 - December 25, 2016

Wayne E. Spencer, age 89 was peacefully called home December 25, 2016. He was born on November 29, 1927 to Walter and Madeline Spencer. While serving in the Navy during WWII, he was stationed in Corpus Christi and decided to make it his home. He was a master draftsman and engineer and helped to build many buildings, schools and businesses throughout the Coastal Bend until his retirement last year...
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Alicia L. Urdiales

May 31, 1925 - December 20, 2016

Alicia Urdiales, born in Laredo, TX on May 31, 1925 and a long-time resident of the Corpus Christi area, was called home by our heavenly father on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Alicia worked in sales for several years in fine jewelry. She continued her sales career at Brauslau Furniture for an extended period of time until her retirement. Alicia loved good food, music and socializing with friends....
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Florence N Bonito

October 17, 1920 - December 20, 2016

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Benito Serna Mendoza, Jr

November 2, 1940 - December 18, 2016

Benito "Benny" Mendoza, Jr., 76, passed away on December 18, 2016. He was born on November 2, 1940 in Goliad, Texas to Benito and Gabriela Mendoza, Sr. Benny was a 1960 Robstown graduate. He served in the Army for 3 years and Reserve for 4. He attended A&I Kingsville for AA in Business.  He retired after 39 years as a Mailman at Lamar Park Post Office as the Station's Union Stewart for the...
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Jo B Moore

December 7, 1935 - December 18, 2016

Jo Beth Moore, 81, loving mother, grandmother, and friend went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 18, 2016, following a short illness. Ms. Moore was born on December 7th, 1935, in Winnsboro, Texas. She moved to Corpus Christi as a child and graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1954. She started her working life in the radio and television industry and had a very successful...
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Sophia Ann Miller

June 4, 1932 - December 17, 2016

1932-2016 Sophia Ann Miller passed away at the age of 84 following a brief illness. She was born June 4, 1932 in Memphis, TN and passed away on December 17, 2016 in Corpus Christi, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 52 years, Leo and three sons; Leo Jr, Charles and Michael. She is survived by her children; Margaret Miller of Pensacola, FL; Mary Dault (Ray) and Therese Wagner...
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James Marvin Prewitt

July 5, 1927 - December 16, 2016

James Marvin Prewitt, D.V.M. passed away at his home on December 16, 2016, at the age of 89. He was born on July 5, 1927 in Granger, Texas to Cecil & Eunice Prewitt. He moved to Taylor, Texas shortly after he was born, and graduated from Taylor High School. He then entered Texas A&M (College Station). He joined the U.S. Navy in March of 1945. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy,...
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Constance Higgins Smith

February 27, 1926 - December 16, 2016

Constance Joyce Higgins Smith (Connie) died peacefully at her home on December 16, 2016. Connie was born on February 26, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she spent her early years surrounded by a large and loving family. She entered nurses training at St. Joseph's Infirmary, a large Catholic hospital in Houston when she was 18 years old, but left to marry the love of her life, Jerry Smith,...
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David Alan Lawler

February 28, 1949 - December 13, 2016

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Thurman J. Byrd

December 6, 1914 - December 10, 2016

Thurman was born in Coleman County on December 6, 1914 to Jesse Byrd and Elizabeth Parlee Bridges Byrd. He slipped into his world of peace on December 10, 2016. He was the middle son in a family of 13. During this past 102 years Thurman has had many careers. He picked cotton in his early years. In 1934, he and his family moved to Corpus Christi where he worked for Chapman Ranch driving a tractor...
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Joan Collins

January 21, 1933 - December 8, 2016

Joan Spears Collins was born January 21, 1933 in Aransas Pass, Texas and passed away on December 8, 2016. She was the third of five children born to Lucille and E.E. Spears. She was in the last graduating class of Corpus Christi High School and three days later began working for PPG Industries at the age of 17. She worked for PPG Industries for a total of 40 years, moving to Ohio and Pennsylvania...
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Jewel Dunn

March 31, 1931 - December 5, 2016

Jewel Auker Dunn was accepted into the loving arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, December 5, 2016. She was born March 31, 1931 to Lena and Walter Auker in Hastings, Nebraska. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leslie W. Dunn, her parents, her sister Ruby Smith, two sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law. She is survived by her son Kenneth and wife Debra of Corpus Christi...
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Brenda Ball Shelly

August 19, 1960 - December 3, 2016

Brenda Ball Shelly passed away peacefully at her home on December 3, 2016, surrounded by friends and family. She was born August 19, 1960, the daughter of Joan Rodehaver Ball and Willard Reed Ball. She graduated from Mount Vernon Senior High School in 1978. In 1980 Brenda met her loving husband of 35 years, Michael J. Shelly. They were married in Highland Park, Dallas, TX on July 18, 1981. To...
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Hansa Nadkarni

March 6, 1924 - November 30, 2016

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George Edward Long, Jr.

July 16, 1960 - November 23, 2016

George Edward Long, Jr. passed away on November 23, 2016. Ed was born on July 16, 1960 to George and Lena Long. He lived in Corpus Christi all his life, with strong ties to his family and friends. Ed was a wonderful father, brother and friend. Ed loved his family and friends. Ed is survived by his children, Ryan and Allison, brother, Leonard (Phyllis) Long, sisters, Julie Welch and Annetta (Jack...
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Billy Kelly

September 21, 1949 - November 19, 2016

Billy Dwayne Kelly, age 67, died after a long illness on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Billy is survived by his wife, Elaine Michon, children; Deedie (Michael), Bobby (Patricia) of Corpus Christi and Lona (Forrest), of Forest, Virginia; his siblings Gary (Beth), Michael (Diana) and Sharon of Corpus Christi and Charles (Marie) of Robstown; 5 grandchildren Mika, Jaden, Kaitlyn, Dalton and Jadon. He...
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Wilbert Wiggins, Sr.

May 16, 1935 - November 19, 2016

Wilbert Wiggins Sr. was born on May 16, 1935 in the town of Little River Township, North Carolina. He was the son of Connie and Viola Wiggins. He completed his elementary studies and graduated from James E Shepard High School in Zebulon, North Carolina. In 1955, Wilbert enlisted into the United States Navy where he worked as an Aviation Structural Mechanic. He served faithfully and honorably and...
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Gary Cargile Homan

October 9, 1945 - November 17, 2016

Gary Cargile Homan, age 71, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX due to complications following surgery. She was born on October 9, 1945, in Wharton, TX, to Gus Cargile Sr. and Ada Hughes Cargile (Gary). She grew up in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1964. She attended Del Mar College where later in life she would become a...
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Kenneth C. Murray

July 29, 1940 - November 17, 2016

Kenneth Charles Murray, age 76, passed away on November 17, 2016. He was born on July 29, 1940 to Charles and Edith Murray in Syracuse, New York. He is preceded in death by wife, Carol Murray and grandson, Kenneth Eaton, Jr. Kenneth is survived by daughters, Debra Strother, Sandra Hayes and Amber Mckeeson; sons, Daniel and Dennis Murray; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. He is greatly...
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Forrest Allen Voelkel

December 1, 1938 - November 16, 2016

Forrest Allen Voelkel, age 77, passed away November 16, 2016. He was born on December 1, 1938, to Agnes Bernice Rohan Voelkel and Whitmore Forrest Voelkel in Yorktown, Texas. He was raised in Nordheim, Texas. He graduated from Runge High School in 1957. He enlisted in the Army and served from 1957-1960. He married his wife, Sondra Voelkel, of 56 years on August 1, 1960. Forrest was currently...
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Antonia Benavides

January 13, 1943 - November 13, 2016

Alda "Toni" Benavides, age 73, entered peacefully into eternal rest on November 13, 2016. She was a devout wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She took great joy in cooking for her family and friends. She loved being the older sister to her brothers and sisters. Family was her great legacy. Alda is preceded in death by her loving husband Jose Benavides; her parents, Vicente and...
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Emmette Ray Zimmerman, Jr

July 2, 1943 - November 11, 2016

Emmette Ray Zimmerman, Jr. (Zeke), age 73, passed away November 11, 2016. He was born on July 2, 1943 to Emmette R. Zimmerman Sr. and Mary B. Zimmerman in Salisbury, NC. He was raised in North Carolina. He graduated from James A. Gray High School in 1960. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1960-1987. He was ranked as an E7, received the National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Service...
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Duane E. Conklin

February 8, 1934 - November 8, 2016

Duane Earl Coklin, age 82, passed away on November 8, 2016. He was born in Sandusky, Michigan on February 8, 1934 to Earl Franklin Conklin and Ruby Ruth Conklin. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Duane married Barbara Fay Macaluso on September 17, 1954 in Victoria, Tx. Duane and Barbara recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. He worked for Whataburger from 1957 to...
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Gilberto Gomez

September 7, 1934 - November 8, 2016

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Camilla M. Hoelscher

April 24, 1938 - November 6, 2016

Camilla Marie McCloskey Hoelscher, age 78, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Cam was born April 24, 1938, in Denver, Colorado to Joseph and Helen McCloskey. After graduating from Arvada High School in 1956, she moved to Texas to live with her cousin, Leo McCloskey and his family, first in Fort Worth, then Corpus Christi where she met George W. Hoelscher, Jr. They were married at St....
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Lucille Myers

February 20, 1928 - November 3, 2016

Lucille Yvonne (Bonnie) Spears Myers was born February 20, 1928, and passed away in the presence of loved ones on November 3, 2016, at the age of 88. She was the second of five children born to Edward Elliott Spears and Lucille Laurice Spears, in Aransas Pass, Texas. Bonnie married the love of her life, Jimmie Blake Myers, on April 29, 1950. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage and she has missed...
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Raul Leyva Sanchez

February 12, 1943 - November 1, 2016

Raul Leyva Sanchez, 73, passed away on November 1, 2016. He was born on February 12, 1943 in Kingsville, Texas to Miguel Sanchez and Liboria Leyba. He was a member of Knights of Columbus at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by wife, Yolanda Sanchez; daughters, Stephanie E. Sanchez (Randy De La Garza), Deborah E. Sanchez; grandson, Ezekiel (Zeke) J....
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Carolyn Blackmar

January 22, 1935 - October 30, 2016

Carolyn Marie Blackmar passed away peacefully at home Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the age of 81. Carolyn was born in Sherman, Texas to Beulah and A. O. "Pat" Krauskopf and grew up in Luling where she graduated high school prior to attending The University of Texas at Austin. It was in Luling that Carolyn met and eventually married her husband of 61 years, Fred Blackmar. Carolyn was the wife of...
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Corina Pedraza Zarate

November 21, 1942 - October 27, 2016

Mrs. Corina Pedraza Zarate passed away on October 27, 2016. She was born November 21, 1942 in Corpus Christi, TX. She fought an enormous battle and her strength, energy and laughter lifted everyone around her. Her kindness and true joy for living was contagious. Although she never fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse she brought healing and comfort to so many. She was never one to shy away...
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Ruth Beals

December 23, 1924 - October 25, 2016

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Dixie L. Hughes

September 17, 1946 - October 25, 2016

And even though you die, you shall live forever… and I will raise you up on the last day. Our beloved mother and Nana, Dixie Hughes, entered eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 2016 at the age of 70. Dixie was born in St. Louis, MO on September 17, 1946 to Mary and Oscar Rigsbee. She moved to Corpus Christi with her parents and Sister Janet as a young child and spent most of her life in Corpus...
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Betty J. Rasco

November 15, 1928 - October 24, 2016

Betty June Bates Rasco, age 87, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016. She was born on November 15, 1928, to Alton David Bates and Ollie Birdie Dryman Bates in Thornton, Texas. She graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1945. Betty was a descendant of Seth Hurin Bates, a settler of Fort Parker, a survivor of the Fort Parker Massacre, and a Citizen of the Republic of Texas. She met James Lamar...
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Emelda Flores Morales

August 17, 1943 - October 23, 2016

Emelda F. Morales passed away on October 23, 2016. Emelda was born on August 17, 1943 in Robstown, Texas to Valentine and Rufugia Flores. Emelda is survived by husband, Raul O. Morales; daughters, Melissa Aleman, Marisol Morales (William Montalvo); grandchildren, Ashley Duran, Alissa Aleman and Dominic Montalvo. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green...
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Margaret Crawford Schwartz

April 25, 1946 - October 20, 2016

Margaret Ann Crawford Schwartz, born in Corpus Christi on April 25, 1946 returned to her heavenly home on October 20, 2016. Margaret led her life helping others, with her special emphasis on young children and those with special needs of all ages. Margaret graduated from Mary Carroll High School in 1964, she married Gary Schwartz in 1969 at St. John's United Methodist Church. In 1970 she...
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Frances Sheldon McCabe

May 19, 1934 - October 20, 2016

Frances Sheldon Johnson McCabe was born on May 19, 1934, in Wink, Texas to Dee M. Johnson and Ruth R. Jette Johnson. Frances was called home on October 20, 2016, at 82 years of age, in Corpus Christi, after a prolonged illness.  Frances married Joseph Vincent McCabe on April 11, 1952. They enjoyed raising their three daughters and six sons during their thirty years of marriage.  Frances was a...
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Richard E. George

December 23, 1957 - October 17, 2016

Richard (Rick) E. George passed away at the age of 58 on October 17, 2016. He was born on Decmber 23, 1957 to Richard Lee George and Beverly Lou George in Chinon, France. Rick grew up in Carrizo Springs, Texas and graduated from Carrizo Springs High School in 1976. He married his childhood sweetheart, Diana Davenport George, on March 25, 2016. Rick had an unlimited talent of creativity and...
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Port Penix, Jr

February 16, 1933 - October 17, 2016

Port Penix, Jr. died October 17, 2016. He was 83. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
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Marlene M Kearley

February 4, 1932 - October 14, 2016

Marlene Elizabeth Miller Kearley, age 84, passed away at home on Friday, October 14, 2016. She was born on February 4, 1932 to Lucy Elizabeth Thompson and Willard Lee Miller in Oklahoma City, OK. At a young age, she lost her mother to tuberculosis. Her father took Marlene and her sister, Barbara, with him to oilfield camps and gave them a firsthand education on the burgeoning oil business. The...
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Jerry Charles Boucher

January 4, 1952 - October 13, 2016

Constable Jerry Charles Boucher, born in Brownsville, in 1952 passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The family moved to Corpus Christi in 1962 and he attended Woodlawn Elementary until he moved with family to Flour Bluff, in 1968. He graduated from high school and joined the constable reserves. He acquired an associate degree from Oceanography and law enforcement. He served as deputy at...
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Guy H. Allison

October 28, 1931 - October 13, 2016

Guy Allison, age 84, passed away October 13, 2016. He was born on October 28, 1931 to Guy and Ruth Allison in San Antonio, Texas. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Washington University- School of Law in 1958 (third in his class), and then moved to Corpus Christi, Texas and maintained his law practice in Nueces County and the Rio Grande Valley through 2010. He was a member of...
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Pertrice Marie Worley

June 29, 1947 - October 13, 2016

Pertrice Worley Demberg, 69, was born on June 29, 1947 to P.C. Worley M.D. and Syble Harris Worley in Shreveport, Louisiana where she was raised and graduated from C.E. Byrd High school in 1965. She graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1969. She will receive her 50 year Golden Arrow with Pi Beta Phi posthumously this year in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a sustaining member of the...
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Jesse George Moore

April 4, 1931 - October 12, 2016

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Charlotte Jean Walker-Spaulding

April 9, 1959 - October 11, 2016

Charlotte Walker Spaulding lost her courageous four-year battle with breast cancer on October 11, 2016 surrounded by her husband, her two sisters and other loved ones. She was born in Corpus Christi Texas April 9, 1959 to Charles and Sue Walker and was a "surprise" baby who was lovingly cared for and co-raised by her two older sisters, Linda Mareth and Wanda Walker. She was a graduate of King...
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Gary Irwin Racusin

October 11, 1950 - October 2, 2016

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Anna Maria Ali

March 5, 1966 - October 1, 2016

Anna Maria Ali wasn't just a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, or a wife. She wasn't just a woman who made the people around her great. She herself was and will continue to be, in spirit and memory, a beautiful and amazing person who shined down upon the lives of all the people she met all across the world. She was a listener, a lover, a traveler, a Real Housewives Fan, a singer --whenever a...
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Ricardo Vasquez

September 28, 1959 - September 30, 2016

Ricardo (Rick) Vasquez, age 57, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016. He was born in Kingsville, Texas on September 28, 1959 to Enedina and Reymundo Vasquez. He was a graduate of Kingsville High School, Texas A&I University, and attended Corpus Christi State University for additional accounting courses. He was a Federal Agent for the U.S. Department of the Treasury for 34 years. He recently...
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Orea Ehlers

September 30, 2016

Orea Alvin Ehlers, Jr. passed away on September 30, 2016. He was born September 7, 1922 at the Walker Estate in Corpus Christi, Texas to Orea A. Ehlers, Sr. and Francis R. Walker Ehlers. After graduating from Odem High School he attended Del Mar College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force attending many hours of Technical School. He was a flight engineer on B-29 Air Craft. In 1945 he married...
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David Hughes Crago

November 24, 1948 - September 29, 2016

David Hughes Crago, age 67, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016. He was born on November 24, 1948 to Homer Carman Crago and Sarah Kathleen Carter Crago in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was raised in Wheeling, West Virginia and moved to Dallas, Texas in 1968. He graduated from Palestine High School in 1966, received his BBA at SMU in 1971, and earned Juris Doctor at St. Mary's University in...
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Adeline Price

February 10, 1929 - September 26, 2016

Adeline Leilani Price, 87, of Weatherford, passed away September 26, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. Adeline is survived by her sister, Susan Malterre-Htun (Ko Moe Htun); son Rodger A. (Beverly) Price; daughter Joan P. (Jack) Wilkes; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on October 1, 2016 at Seaside Funeral Home. Burial alongside her husband,...
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Donald Deramee

November 5, 1931 - September 25, 2016

Our beloved DONALD ANTHONY DERAMEE, SR., went home to meet our Lord, on the morning of Sunday, September 25th, 2016. He was 84 years old. Don, Dad, Daddy, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Great-Great Grandpa, Graypons, Don Bo, Bro, Coonass, or however you refer to him, was born on November 5th, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas.  His parents were Ella Marie Cheramie' Deramee and Leon Joseph Deramee, and they...
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Sammy Joe Gobble

November 5, 1929 - September 24, 2016

Sammy Joe Gobble, 86 years old, was called home to be with our Lord, Saturday, September 24, 2016, after a courageous fight with Parkinson's disease. Sammy was born on November 5, 1929, in Mission, Texas. Sammy graduated from Alice High School in 1946 and attended Texas A&I University. Sammy is preceded in death by both his parents, Ira H. Gobble and Clara M. Dennis Gobble, two sons, Dale...
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Kathleen Ann Fogle

April 13, 1939 - September 24, 2016

Kathleen (Kay) Ann Fogle died peacefully on Saturday, September 24th 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Kay was born on April 13th 1939 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago to parents from France and Portugal. Her father left them at an early age and she spent much of her youth growing up in the Catholic Church. She immigrated to the United States in 1954 after meeting and marrying Jerry Bob Fogle of...
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Melvin Maddry

September 27, 1928 - September 23, 2016

Melvin Maddry joined his heavenly father on Friday, September 23, 2016. Born in Snow Hill, Arkansas on September 27, 1928. He was raised in Minden, Louisiana then moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated High School. Melvin was 87 years old. Melvin moved to Corpus Christi and began his career with the City's Survey Department. He retired in 1984 after working thirty years for the Texas...
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Josephine Flores Ochoa

April 13, 1937 - September 20, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Josephine Flores Ochoa, 79 years old, wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She passed peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Dan Ochoa, three (3) daughters and three (3) son-in-law's, Denise Alaniz (Jaime Alaniz), Danielle Dracoulis (Louis Dracoulis), Deana Perryman (Joe Perryman), two (2) sons and one ...
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James Kenneth Adkins

February 8, 1929 - September 18, 2016

J.K. "Ken" Adkins, 87, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2016. He was born on February 8, 1929 to Hubert and Eula Gay Adkins in Brady, Texas. Ken graduated from Laredo Martin High School in 1947 and later received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He was an outstanding athlete in high school, earning 11 letters in football, basketball and...
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Cynthia L. Laursen

December 22, 1931 - September 16, 2016

Cynthia Lena Laursen was born in Aroostook County near Limestone (which became her home), Maine December 22, 1931 to Wilfred Dennis Albert and Minnie Rossignal. Her favorite childhood memories always included stories about her Grammie Rossignal, who showered her with love, and about her father, to whom she was devoted, a charismatic Canadian Frenchman with a terrific sense of humor and amazing...
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Andreas Fetsis

September 8, 1950 - September 15, 2016

Andreas (Andy) Fetsis, 66, passed away in his home on September 15, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 8, 1950 in Sparta, Greece. At the age of 17, Andy left his native country and traveled to Canada in search of new opportunities and adventure. In his 20's, Andy co-owned a New York delicatessen before moving to Houston where he trained with Exxon. He entered a...
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William Lawrence Tanner

January 3, 1928 - September 14, 2016

William L. "Bill" Tanner Jr., 88, passed away September 14 in Sugar Land, Texas. He was born January 3, 1928 in San Antonio to Evelyn and William L. Tanner, Sr. He moved with his family to Corpus Christi at 8 years old. Bill was an outstanding athlete while attending Corpus Christi High School and awarded a football scholarship to Rice University in 1946. "Once a Buc, always a Buc", Bill was...
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Michael Travis Gauntt

January 14, 1948 - September 10, 2016

Michael Travis Gauntt, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children on September 10, 2016. He was born to Johnie Mae Jenkins Gauntt and Carl Edward Gauntt on January 14, 1948 in Houston, Texas. He was the youngest of three children. Michael (Mike) graduated with honors from Brownfield High School in Brownfield, Texas in 1966. He attended Texas Tech University where he studied...
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Jose Ruben Garcia, Sr.

July 12, 1933 - September 5, 2016

Jose R. Garcia, 83 passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born to Ramon and Delfina Garcia on July 12, 1933 in Ben Bolt, TX.  He is preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. He graduated from Ben Bolt High School as Valedictorian and attended Texas A&I University as an engineering student.  In 1952, he answered the call of...
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Ruby C Murphey

October 8, 1920 - September 2, 2016

Ruby C. Murphey, age 95, passed away September 2, 2016. She was born on October 8, 1920 to Edward. C. Carroll and Cassie Ruffcorn Carroll in Markum, Texas. She was raised in the Wharton Texas area. She married her husband of 37 years, Jap Murphey on April 4, 1938. Ruby was a loving mother, sister, and Nanaw who will be dearly missed. Mom was the Matriarch that holds our extended family together....
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Severiano Guerra, Jr.

October 9, 1931 - September 1, 2016

Severiano Guerra, Jr. died September 1, 2016. He was 84. Funeral Service will be private.
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Jamie S. Register

December 18, 1959 - August 30, 2016

Jamie Register, age 56, passed away August 30, 2016. She was born on December 18, 1959 to James Register and Jeanette Berman Register in Washington, DC. She grew up in the small town of Burgaw, North Carolina, and attended school there in Pender County. Jamie was a loving mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She enjoyed football, crocheting, fishing, camping on the beach, and traveling. She...
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Johnny Ruben Martinez, Jr.

August 27, 1947 - August 30, 2016

Johnny Ruben Martinez, Jr. passed away August 30, 2016. He was born on August 27, 1947 to Juan Ruben Martinez, Sr. and Gloria Gomez in Falfurrias, Texas. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and uncle that will be dearly missed. Johnny owned Harbor Homes and Tropical Reality. He was a Commissioner for Corpus Christi Planning and Zoning Board. He was also...
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Elizabeth Zepeda Natale

December 3, 1922 - August 29, 2016

Elizabeth Lynn Smith Zepeda Natale, 74, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, August 29, 2016, at a local hospital, with her family at her side. Born in Corpus Christi on December 3, 1942 to parents Woodrow W. Smith and Louretta E. Eslinger Smith. Lynn attended Roy Miller High School and was a graduate of Corpus Christi State University. She began work in the medical profession in the...
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Eric Frank Johnson

May 16, 1962 - August 27, 2016

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Robert William Dazey

February 6, 1933 - August 26, 2016

The Lord called home Robert William Dazey, 83, on August 26, 2016. Robert (Bob) was born on February 6, 1933 in New Castle, Indiana to Robert and Ida Dazey. He graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1951 and was a Class Favorite all three years. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955, followed by working at Reynolds Metals until his retirement in 1983. The need to stay busy and working with...
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Adrian R. Sosa, Jr.

September 1, 1938 - August 24, 2016

Adrian R. Sosa, Jr., age 77, passed away August 24, 2016. He was born on September 1, 1938 to Mary and Adrian Sosa in Corpus Christi. He was raised in Corpus Christi. He graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1957. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force from May 1959 - March 1979. He retired as a MSGT; continue his career service to his country at Corpus Christi Army Depot until he retired in 2004....
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Cora L Gaither

September 22, 1941 - August 20, 2016

Cora Lea Gaither, age 74, passed away on August 20, 2016. She was born on September 22, 1941 to Russell and Juanita Fleming in Hylton, Kentucky. She was raised in Jenkins, Kentucky. She graduated from Jenkins High School in 1959 and attended Morehead State University in Kentucky. She was employed as the Practice Administrator for the Coastal Bend Women's Center over the past 18 years and will be...
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Virginia A Spoor

June 2, 1915 - August 20, 2016

Virginia Spoor died at the age of 101 on August 20, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 2, 1915, to Edward and Marie Novy, the oldest of three sisters (Jeanne and Enid.) She received her Bachelor's degree from Chicago University, worked in various areas, and then served as a decoder and code breaker in the Navy Intelligence Department during World War II. She was married to Ivan...
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Julian Perez

August 21, 1950 - August 17, 2016

Julian Perez, Jr. (Cowboy) passed away on August 17, 2016 at 4:11 a.m. 5 days before his 66th birthday. He was a proud retired Day 1 Driver for UPS. Julian was a good friend to many, especially to Alice Perez and Mark Williams. He was a great father, to Melody Perez; a caring grandfather to Samantha K. Perez, Nicholas Briseno and Patrick Briseno and a great-grandfather to Mia and Jazlynn. He was...
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John Richard Miller

July 3, 1951 - August 13, 2016

John Richard Miller, 65, passed away on August 13, 2016 at his home in Kerrville, Texas with his wife by his side. He was born July 3, 1951, in Nebraska City, Nebraska and married the love of his life, Ann Dabney Hall in Harlingen, Texas. Even as a young boy, John knew he wanted to be a veterinarian and applied to veterinary college at the young age of 11, to be assured acceptance to the...
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Elida A. Garcia

August 15, 1934 - August 5, 2016

Elida A. Garcia, age 81, passed away on August 5, 2016. Elida was born on August 15, 1934 to Pedro and Celia L. Soliz. She graduated from Roy Miller High School, Corpus Christi, Texas, Class of 1952. She married the love of her life, Ramon V. Garcia on May 30, 1959 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was employed for almost 20 years at the Nueces County Juvenile...
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