Archive for January, 2013

Jimmy Adair

Adair, Jimmy

Jimmy Adair

Sinton, Texas

Jimmy Adair, 82, of Sinton, Texas went to be with the Lord and his Savior Jesus Christ on January 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas after a long illness. He was born August 26, 1930 in Hunt County, Texas.

He started laying pipeline in 1957 and founded Tennessee Pipeline Construction Company in 1964. He worked hard and played hard, enjoyed life to the fullest, was a great problem solver, and never asked an employee to do anything that he wouldn’t do himself. What he lacked in formal education he made up for in common sense. He loved people and helping the underdog when they needed it the most. He and his wife supported the San Patricio County Junior Livestock Show and loved the children dearly and also supported Haven of Hope in San Antonio. He enjoyed golf, boating, jet skiing, snow skiing and flying, but most of all he loved the Lord Jesus Christ and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Jewel Adair; a son, Brent Adair; brothers, Oscar Lee Adair, Jr. and George Adair; his sister, Wilma Dean; a grandson, Justin Andrew Adair; and the mother of his children, Lou Ann Miller Adair.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Dottie Adair of Sinton, Texas; his sons, Brad (Judy) Adair, Matt (Betty Sue) Adair and Preston (Vicki) Adair all of Corpus Christi, Texas and Scott (Jessica) Magee of Austin, Texas; his grandchildren, Justin Adair, Jimmy Austin Adair, Jerry Adair, James Adair, Travis Adair, Bobbie Ann White and Evalyn Bea Magee; 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at River Hills Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Seaside Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Tennessee Pipeline Construction Company.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Jimmy and Dottie Adair Chair for MSD (Myelodysplastic Syndrone), % Methodist Hospital, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030, the Food Bank of Corpus Christi or River Hills Baptist Church Building Fund.

The family would like to especially thank Dan Hill, Dr. Robert Jackson, and all the staff of Methodist Hospital, Fondren Tower, 12th floor.

Ellen Marie Glover Jackson

Jackson, Ellen

Our sweet and beloved mother, Ellen Marie Glover Jackson, went to be with her Lord and Savior January 27, 2013 with family present. Mom was 89, born July 24, 1923 to James Guthrie Glover and Essie B. Rodgers Glover in Austwell, Texas.

She accepted the Lord as her Savior and was baptized at the Second Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950. She married Robert Jerrell Jackson, who passed away in 1992. Most of our Mom’s life was lived in Corpus Christi, Texas where she retired from Albertson’s as head of the cosmetics department.

She most loved being with her family and spending time with grandchildren. For a season, Mom lived at Coastal Haven Senior Living where she and her neighbors had beautiful gardens. Mom loved music and played piano by ear. Mother’s faith in the Lord was strong and was a blessing to all and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Essie Glover; sisters, Pauline Glover, Clarice Riley and Gwen Shannon; brothers, Gene Glover and Dub Glover; granddaughter, Lora Marie Jackson. She is survived by five children who will cherish her memory forever, Ronnie Rakes; Linda (Neal) Mays; Marilyn Wells, all of Corpus Christi, Texas; Warren Jackson of Zapata, Texas and Phil (Cynthia) Jackson of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandchildren, Chris (Brandi) Graves of Corpus Christi, Wes (Kim) Jackson of Cypress, Texas, Clarissa Jackson of San Antonio, Texas, Neal Mays, III of Austin, Texas, Johnny Mays of Denver, Colorado, Jake Wells and Gary Wells both of Corpus Christi, Texas, Edward (Nicole) Wells of Laredo, Texas, Allen (Paulina) Jackson of Mirando City, Texas, Art and Tristian Saucedo of Corpus Christi, Texas; thirteen sweet great grandchildren; sister. Deanie (Harvey) Wise; sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Glover, Mayrene Weaver and many nieces and nephews.

Our gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Kent Tompkins, Trisun River Ridge Nursing Home and Lighthouse Hospice Nurse, Becky Starry.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at 12:30 P.M. in the Tivoli Cemetery in Tivoli, Texas.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chris, Wes, Neal, Johnny, Jake, Gary, Eddie and Allen.

Joan Ellison Bennett

Bennett, Joan

Joan Bennett passed away January 17, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born in Robstown, Texas on September 20, 1951 to her late father, Maurice Ellison and her mother, Wyona (Ellison) Woolsey.

Joan was preceded in death by her father, Maurice Ellison and her beloved granddaughter Ashley Iacono.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Bennett; parents, Wyona and Bob Woolsey; brother, Jerry (Sherrie) Ellison, Sr.; daughter, Kim Callaway. She also leaves behind Wayne’s children, Craig (Sarah) Bennett of Santa Barbara, California, Elizabeth Bennett (Zach) Hawver of Austin, Texas. Joan is also survived by her nephew, Jerry Ellison, Jr.; grandchildren, Jenna and Ryan Burkhart and her uncle J.T. Ellison and many good friends.

Joan was employed as a Para Legal for Attorney Les Cassidy, Les Cassidy Law Firm, PLLC for over twenty years. Her special enjoyments beside family were photography and motorcycle riding with her husband. Joan founded, a photography

Company specializing in action sports events. Joan gave many hours of her time photographing events for non-profit organizations such as Cystic Fibrosis, The Make a Wish Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. Joan (aka Scooter Shots) was a regular contributor covering events for three national magazines and in 2005 Scooter Shots received an International Award for photography.

A memorial service will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church, 900 Shoreline Blvd. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to Cystic Fibrosis, Make a Wish Foundation or the First United Methodist Church.

Mike Krumm

Krumm, Mike

Mike Krumm

Calallen, Texas

Mike Krumm, 57, of Calallen, Texas, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013. He was born August 11, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas to Raymond and Shirley Fenley Krumm. Mike was employed at the Corpus Christi Army Depot, was a longtime volunteer fireman and was a former Chief for ATA-Bexar Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandmother, Esther Fenley.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ella M. Krumm of Calallen, Texas; his daughters, Kelly (Stephen) Boudreaux and Katee L. (Jonathan) Reed all of Georgia: his brothers, Mark Krumm and Raymond Krumm, Jr.; his sisters, Shirley Dean and Shirlene Renzo; five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until 8 P.M. with the family present from 5 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Annaville Baptist Church, 4025 Violet Road, Corpus Christi, Texas with Pastor Robert Simmons officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Mission Burial Park North Cemetery, 20900 IH 10 West, San Antonio, Texas.

Memorial services will be conducted at 12:30 P.M. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at LaCoste First Baptist Church, 11885 Farm to Market Road 2790, LaCoste, Texas.

Alma Wisian Frels Whatley

Whatley, Alma

Alma Wisian Frels Whatley passed away January 14, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 22, 1915 to Theodore and Margaret “Gretchen” Wisian in Lockhart, Texas. She attended school in Robstown and was raised on a farm south of there. On February 21, 1934 she married Palmo Frels. In 1940 they purchased a 114-acre farm four miles north of Banquete and were living there and farming the land when, in 1944, he died suddenly. Alma was now a young widow in her late 20’s with three small sons to care for. This family tragedy and the war made her realize that a person can do almost anything they set out to do.

With a little assistance from her 8-year old son, Alma set out to complete the job of farming 114 acres in cotton and grain her husband had planted a few weeks earlier. She had never sold a bale of cotton or a bundle of feed, but she learned. She paid off the mortgage on the farm and cared for 13 head of cows and several hundred chickens, as well as caring for her family. Her brothers were all in the military and were not able to give her much help. But with her determination and faith, they got through it.

Several years later, in 1948, Alma married Carroll Whatley and her life returned to a little more normal. They had a daughter, continued to farm the land at Banquete and raised their children. After they retired, they sold the farm and moved to Corpus Christi. They were married for more than 50 years. Her family always came first, and she did all she could to meet their needs. She loved people, playing dominoes, helping with church activities, sewing and embroidery.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Gretchen Wisian; first husband, Palmo Frels; second husband, Carroll Whatley; three brothers, Werner, Walter and Melvin Wisian; and three sisters, Hertha Pfluger, Mildred Gerdes and Edna Sims.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her three sons, Clarence W. Frels and wife, Ruth, of Bishop, Texas; John W. Frels and wife, Becky, of Waco, Texas; Palmo Dale Frels of Lufkin, Texas; one daughter, Judy Kennemer and husband, Donal, of Longview, Texas; two sisters, Grace Fels of Corpus Christi and Ida Belle Cude and husband, Glenn, of Bishop, Texas; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church, 3316 E. County Road 48 in Robstown, Texas with Pastor Jeffrey Thompson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Robstown Memorial Park.

The family wants to extend appreciation to her loving caregivers at Cimarron Place.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church; 3316 E. County Road 48; Robstown, Texas 78380.