Archive for November, 2010

Sandra Lee Cornett Mikulencak

Mikulencak, SandraSandra Lee Cornett Mikulencak, 68, of Portland, Texas, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010.  She was born March 10, 1942 in Papalote, Texas.

Sandra was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.  She had been on the Board and was a Past President of the Clara Driscoll Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, was a charter member, had been on the Board and was a Past President of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, was a member of the National Society of the Magna Charta Dames, the Society of the Colonial Dames XVII, the United Daughters of the Confederacy – Texas Division and the Real Great Granddaughter Club.

She was preceded in death by her father, Luke Lee Cornett and her step mother, Mamie Cornett.

She is survived by her husband, James E. Mikulencak of Portland, Texas; her children, Lawrence (Patricia) Mikulencak of Corpus Christi, Texas, Michele (Gary) Hinton of Odem, Texas, John (Linda) Mikulencak and Jim (Cammy) Mikulencak all of Corpus Christi, Texas; her grandchildren,

Lauren, Amanda, Whitney, David, Marcus, Joshua, Levi, Luke, Jake, Kimberly, Johnny, Madeline, Joseph, Benjamin and Hudson; her great grandchildren, Evelyn, Nathan, Parker, Hailee, Oliver, James and Edward; her mother, Ruth Gregorczyk; her sisters, Sue Ramsey and Peggy Heiman; her brother, Pat Gregorczyk; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, with the family present from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Robert Simmons officiating.  Burial will follow in the Papalote Protestant Cemetery in Papalote, Texas.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons including Levi, Luke, Jake and Joshua Hinton, Johnny, David, Marcus, Benjamin, Hudson, and Joseph Mikulencak.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to Susan B. Komen for the Cure, Attn:  Donor Services, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309 in her memory

Margaret Bigham

Margaret Bigham, 79, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010.  She was born September 3, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas to Jesse and Theresa Kolodziej Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Travis O. Bigham, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Jerry) Bryan and Cheryl (Don) Gillenwater all of Mathis, Texas; her grandchildren, Jacqueline (John) Taylor of Houston, Texas, Amanda Smith of Midland, Texas and Karl Gillenwater of Lubbock, Texas.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 4 P.M. Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Monday, November 15, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Dorothy Winn officiating.  Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

Margie Lee Barnes

Barnes Margie

Odem, Texas

Margie Lee Barnes, 78, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010.  She was born January 19, 1932 in Brady, Texas to William and Ruby Wolfe Williams. 

Margie was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Norman Barnes; her son-in-law, Jerry Barry; her parents; her brothers, Wayne, Jesse and Don Peel; her sister, Lucy Keith.

She is survived by her daughter, Norma Barry of Odem, Texas; her son, James (Sharon) Barnes of Corpus Christi, Texas; her brothers, Hilton (Deeanna) Peel of San Angelo, Texas and Jerry (Betty Lee) Peel of Corpus Christi, Texas; her grandchildren, David (April), Jeremy (Char), Randy (Ryan), Maria (Harold), and Crystal; her great grandchildren, Anastasia, Tiffani, Brandon, James, and Sarah; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3 P.M. Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will conclude at the chapel.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Sgt. Ryan Edward Lekosky



Sgt. Ryan Edward Lekosky passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the age of 23 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born April 23, 1987 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He was a 2005 graduate of Tuloso-Midway High School, graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California on May 23, 2005. After graduating Recruit Training, Sergeant Lekosky attended the School of Infantry in Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. He then reported to Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One aboard Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi.

After completion of the Aviation Supply Course, Sergeant Lekosky then reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina. While attached to MALS-29, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 1, 2007 through January 31, 2008. He was attached to Military Transition Team Seven, 3rd Brigade in Habbinyah, Iraq. On April 4, 2009, Sergeant Lekosky was then assigned to his current command, Marine Transport Squadron Belle Chase, Louisiana.

Sergeant Lekosky’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Kristen Braud Lekosky; parents, Bill, and Lucy Galvan Lekosky; brothers, Sonny (Stephanie) Limon, Billy (Heather) Lekosky, Danika (Clay) Lekosky; uncle of Lucas Limon, Braylon Lekosky and Colton Anderwald; grandparents, Juan and Adela Galvan and the late Annie and Henry Lekosky; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Mary Braud.

He was a loving son, brother, husband, friend and loved by many.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 8, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Corpus Christi Cathedral.

Entombment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Attn: Donor Services

P.O. Box 650309

Dallas, TX 75265-0309

or a fund in his honor at First National Bank in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Kathryn Pearl Thornton

Thornton, Kathryn

Kathryn Pearl Thornton, age 89, of Highland Village, Texas, passed away October 30, 2010.


In 1956 the family relocated from Corpus Christi, Texas to Abilene, Texas where they raised their children. Kathryn began working for Sears and retired in 1987. She was an active member of Highland Church of Christ in Abilene as well as Women for Christian Homes for approximately 30 years. Kathryn became an Officer of Abilene Experimental Aircraft Association after building an airplane with her husband in the late 1950’s. They enjoyed traveling in both their airplane and, in their golden years, in their motor home across country. She always enjoyed painting with oils, quilting, and playing music with friends and family. In 1995 Kathryn returned to Corpus Christi where she became a member of Arlington Heights Church of Christ. The church was an important part of her life and she enjoyed many years of Christian fellowship.



She was married for more than 60 years to Thurston A. Thornton who preceded her in death in 1997. Kathryn and Thurston had 3 children, Mary Kathryn Howard of Highland Village, Texas, Thurston Ashley Thornton Jr. of Abilene, Texas, and Michael Rae Thornton of Cadiz, Kentucky. She is survived by her 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.



Friends and family will gather on Wednesday night at Sawyer-George Funeral Home in Corpus Christi, Texas between 6 and 8 P.M.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.