Archive for January, 2011

Alton G. Degenhardt

Degenhardt, Alton G.

Alton G. Degenhardt, 82, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011. He was born December 24, 1928 in Shiner, Texas to John Paul and Alvina Mikesh Degenhardt. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from CPL after 37 years of service. Mr. Degenhardt was a charter member of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #7290, the 4th Degree Assembly #1097 and the V.F.W. Post 3837.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clarence Kopecky and John Degenhardt, and his sister, Irene Kelly.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris Degenhardt of Corpus Christi, Texas; his children, Jeffrey (Dianne) Degenhardt of Austin, Texas, Pam (Kerry) Minninger of Madison, Mississippi, Carlton (Marilyn) Degenhardt of San Antonio, Texas and Diana (Mark) Walker of Robstown, Texas; his sister, Mildred (Ed) Lee of Bay City, Texas; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Michael Howell as celebrant.

Graveside services will follow at 1 P.M. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in Memory Gardens.

Marion Joyce Wilson Smith

Smith, Marion Wilson

Marion Joyce Wilson Smith, 83, of Corpus Christi, Texas, a former longtime resident of Bishop and Robstown, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011.  She was born October 31, 1927 in Kosse, Texas to Luther B. and Nora Mae Crab O’Neal.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Franklin Don Smith and William Royce “Ben” Wilson; her son, Billy Wayne Wilson; her sisters, Beatrice De Spain and Evon Moore; and her brother, L. B. O’Neal.

She is survived by her brother, Nolan O’Neal of Bryan, Texas; three grandchildren, Stephanie Urquidez of Ingleside, Texas, Benjamin Wilson of Dallas, Texas and Michael Wilson of Portland, Texas; nine great grandchildren, Skyler, Sadie, Logan, Alexis, Paige, Cameron, Dalton, Dylan and Abigail; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 7 P.M. Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Friday, January 21, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Benjamin Wilson, Michael Wilson, Patrick Kelly, Galan Kelly and Rufus Urquidez. 

Erin Nicole Kremling

                                          Kremling, Erin                                                    

Erin Nicole Kremling, age 24, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away January 13, 2011.

She was born August 31, 1986 in Amarillo, Texas to Philip and Bethany Hatton McWhorter.

She is survived by her husband, Justin Kremling; children, Tanner and Rhylee Kremling; mother, Bethany Fry and step-dad, Mark Fry; father, Philip (Tracey) McWhorter; brothers and sister, Seth McWhorter, Taylor Fry and Austin Fry; grandparents, Joann McWhorter, Jeff and Louella Braddock and Richard Hatton.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. in the Annaville Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Simmons officiating.

Interment will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Erin Kremling Memorial Fund, C/O NavyArmy Federal Credit Union, 12129 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. 

Erin Nicole Kremling, age 24, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away January 13, 2011.

She was born August 31, 1986 in Amarillo, Texas to Philip and Bethany Hatton McWhorter.

She is survived by her husband, Justin Kremling; children, Tanner and Rhylee Kremling; mother, Bethany Fry and step-dad, Mark Fry; father, Philip (Trace) McWhorter; brothers and sister, Seth McWhorter, Taylor Fry and Austin Fry; grandparents, Joann McWhorter, Jeff and Louella Braddock and Richard Hatton.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. in the Annaville Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Simmons officiating.

Interment will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Erin Kremling Memorial Fund, C/O NavyArmy Federal Credit Union, 12129 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.

TSgt Coye Lee Medley, Sr., USAF Ret.

Medley, Coye

TSgt Coye Lee Medley, Sr., USAF Ret., 78 of Calallen, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011.  He was born January 7, 1933 at home in Coffee County, Alabama to Carvin Lee and Cassie Mae Carmichael Medley.  He retired after 20 years of service in the U. S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.

He is survived by his wife, June Marie Hoch Medley of Calallen, Texas, whom he married on May 11, 1967; his daughters, Deborah Christine “Debbie” McClary and her husband Bobby Joe of Corpus Christi, Texas and Pamela Ann “Pam” Pierce and her husband Gene of Pflugerville, Texas; son, Coye Lee Medley, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida; brother, Rex Medley of Houston, Texas; sister, Patsy Walker and her husband Richard of Opp, Alabama; brothers, Chris Medley and his wife Jean of Coffee Springs, Alabama, Donnie Medley and his wife Katrina of Slocomb, Alabama, Nicky Medley of Enterprise, Alabama, Ricky Medley and his wife Sue of Chancellor, Alabama; aunts, Dorothy Medley and Myrtle McLean; grandchildren, Tina Angelique “Angel” McClary of Edinburg, Texas, David Lee Pierce of Austin, Texas, Christopher Riley Pierce of Austin, Texas, Bobby Joe McClary, III of Corpus Christi, Texas and Daniel Gene Pierce with the USAF currently stationed in San Antonio, Texas; 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, fishing and hunting buddies.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Bernard “BE” Neslony

Neslony, Bernard

Bernard “BE” Neslony, 81, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at his home from natural causes.  He was born February 23, 1929 in Yorktown, Texas.  BE was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and retired from CPL. He was a member of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, was a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council #7290, a member of the V.F.W. Post 7811 in Robstown and the American Legion, Bill Roper Post in Corpus Christi, Texas.

BE was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.  He was a man of tremendous faith and love.  He loved to hunt, play dominos and socialize with his family and friends.  Though he had two sons by birth, over the years he informally adopted many.  He was a man who gave generously of his time, talent and treasure.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Mary Wasser Neslony; his brothers, Dan, Edward, Raymond and Bert Neslony, his sisters, Susan Wadham, Rose Brandt and Dorothy Neslony.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pauline Neslony of Corpus Christi, Texas; his sons, Lawrence (Robbie Sue) Neslony of Corpus Christi, Texas and Glenn (Carol) Neslony of Houston, Texas; his brother, Joe (Dorothy) Neslony of Waco, Texas; his sister-in-law, Evelyn Neslony of Midland, Texas; his grandchildren, Travis and Tyler Neslony, Robert and Peyton Lansford, Rosemary, Theresa and Anthony Neslony; numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. Friday, January 7, 2011 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 A.M. Saturday, January 8, 2011 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Morgan Rowsome as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus including E. J. Arnecke, Ryan Schroeder, Don Klock, Freddy Malik, Dennis Havrda, George Malik, Jimmy Sanders and Juan Cabasos.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the coffee, domino and breakfast groups including Pat, Larry, Louie, Steve, Mike, Amelia and members of the Knights of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the Knights of Columbus Council #7290, 3901 Violet Road, Corpus Christi, Texas  78410.