Archive for May, 2010

Brooks Johnson

Johnson, Brooks

Brooks Johnson, 82, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at his home after a long illness.  He was born November 10, 1927 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Otto M. and Varah M. Brooks Johnson.  He served in the Merchant Marines. Brooks was a former resident of Pleasanton, Texas and Kenedy, Texas where he served as a Deacon in the Pleasanton Church of Christ and Kenedy Church of Christ.  He was employed by Halliburton for 23 years and then for A&B Wireless for 8 years and was a rancher.  He was a member of Arlington Heights Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Neva Joyce Johnson and two grandsons, Joshua Brooks Johnson and Chad Allen Staley.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Johnson of Corpus Christi, Texas; his sons, Wayne (Belva) Johnson of Pleasanton, Texas, Bill (Billie) Johnson of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kenny (Twila) Johnson of Kingsville, Texas; his daughter, Sandra (Rick) Staley of Portland, Texas; his sisters, Kathryn Thornton of Highland Village, Texas, Myrtle Rice of Corpus Christi, Texas, Deletha Asencio of Corpus Christi, Texas and Janette (Al) Hallmark of Kenedy, Texas; his brother, Henry Johnson of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Nick Johnson, Jenna (Jeremy) Young, Kendra (Jimmy) Houston, Kayla Johnson, and Heather (Brandon) Townsend; three great grandchildren, Tyler and Kayliegh Johnson and Zoe Townsend; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Arlington Heights Church of Christ at I-37 and Rand Morgan Road.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Friday, May 28, 2010 at Arlington Heights Church of Christ with Tim Bennett officiating.  Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

Roger Gilbert Ramon, M.D.

Ramon, Roger Roger Gilbert Ramon, M.D., age 63, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away May 22, 2010.  Dr. Ramon was born December 23, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to Donaciano G. and Sarah Guajardo Ramon.

Dr. Ramon graduated from Brackenridge High School, received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University, and graduated medical school from the University of Texas Health Science Center.  Dr. Ramon was in private practice at Annaville Family Medicine for over twenty years and most recently was employed at Corpus Christi Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.

Dr. Ramon was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years, Margarite A. Ramon; sons, Ross Thomas (Krystle) Ramon and Ryan Matthew (Kerry Messer) Ramon; sisters and brothers, Sylvia JoAnn (Daniel) Ramos, Yolanda (Dave) Acosta, Debbie (Jim) Vallin, Ronnie (Susan) Ramon, Ruben (Sal) Ramon, Myrna (Paul) Hoodless, Sandra Ramon (Rudy). Numerous nieces and nephews survive.

Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Theo Farrias officiating.

Madison Satcher

Ingleside, Texas

Madison Satcher, age one month, infant daughter of Brandon and Jessica Satcher passed away May 21, 2010 in Ingleside, Texas.  She was born April 20, 2010 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

She is survived by her parents, Brandon and Jessica Satcher of Ingleside, Texas; grandparents, Jim and Kim McClain of Corpus Christi, Texas and Victoria and Danny Satcher of Aransas Pass, Texas; great grandparents, D.L. and Ann Johnson of Corpus Christi, Texas; great grandmother, Ann Griffin of South Carolina; great grandfather, Donald Woodard of Houston.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 23, 2010 from 2:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Simmons officiating.

Interment will follow in the Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass, Texas.

Ransom Samuel Douglass, Jr.

Douglas, Ransom

Ransom Samuel Douglass, Jr., 86, a life time resident of Nueces County, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on May 14, 2010.  He was born December 20, 1923 to Ran and Annie Douglass.   Growing up an only child, he learned a strong farming work ethic that served him well over the farming years whether it was a bumper crop or drought.   He attended grades 1 through 6 at the Chapman Ranch Elementary School.  His family moved to Robstown, Texas where he played high school football and graduated as a Robstown Cotton Picker – Class of 1941.   Following his High School years, he attended Texas A&I University prior to  enlisting in the United States Marine Corp in October 1942.  He continued his education during his military training at SLI University in Lafayette, La.   He was a World War II veteran and served in the Asiatic Pacific theater  until he was discharged in July 29, 1945.  Upon returning home from the war, he dated and married Martha Jean Balzer of Driscoll, Texas.

He was many things to many people but to everyone he touched, he was a friend.  He ministered to everyone and shaped the memories of generations of Texans.  He was a loving husband, a godly example as a father, and a role model for many young men and women.  He never met a stranger and impacted those whose lives he touched in an indelible way.

He and his wife were Charter Members of Central Baptist Church, Robstown (now River Hills Baptist Church, Calallen).  It was there that he had his greatest impact on lives.   He was a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and volunteer Youth Director.   He invested his life in the younger generation and made an eternal investment for His King.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father and sister, Margaret Blanche.

He is survived by his wife of 62+ years, Martha Jean Balzer Douglass; his children, their spouses, and children: Sam and Joanne Douglass of Rockwall, Texas (Mark and Bethany Douglass, Scott and Diana Douglass, Timothy and Kristen Douglass, Elizabeth Douglass, Kinzee Douglass, and Karlee Douglass); David and Cindy Douglass of Portland, Texas (Kimberly Douglass and Ryan Douglass); and Wayne and Jean Carol Douglass Miller of Corpus Christi, Texas (Douglass and Kristina Miller, Sara Miller, Brooke Miller); eight great-grandchildren; Van Balzer (nephew) and a host of life long friends.

Visitation will be at the Sawyer George Funeral Home, Monday, May 17, 2010, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at River Hills Baptist Church, Calallen, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010, followed by graveside interment at the Rose Hill Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons Mark Douglass, Tim Douglass, Ryan Douglass, Douglass Miller, and friends Eddie Bickham and Matt Setliff.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandson, Scott Douglass, and the Deacons of River Hills Baptist Church, Calallen.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to River Hills Baptist Church Building Fund.

Inez Phillips

Inez Phillips, 93, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010.  She was born October 16, 1916 in Sontag, Mississippi to Jesse M. and Pearl Ann White Douglas.  She had worked as a paraprofessional at Mary Carroll High School for 19 years, and was a member of Tuloso-Midway Baptist Church where she had taught the Sunday school class for 4 & 5 year olds for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Champ Phillips.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruby Ann Fairbairn (Jim) of Portland, Texas and Billie Johnson (David) of Corpus Christi, Texas; her grandchildren, Steve Fairbairn, Kendra Lee (Joe), Gil Harris, Jenna Harris and Weston Johnson; four great grandchildren, Hudson, Grady, Kendall and Jack; two sisters, Charlyne Henslee and Chrystene Roberts.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday, May 17, 2010 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Cherie Hopkins officiating.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.