Archive for June, 2013

Eloise Winston

Eloise Winston, 85, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was born April 7, 1928 in Robstown, Texas to Wallace W. and Ella McCain Davis. Eloise was a member of the United Methodist Church, enjoyed golfing and playing bridge, and especially enjoyed traveling with her sister, Helen, and trips to Coushatta to gamble.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lloyd Grady Winston, her parents, and her brother, J. W. Davis.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Davis (Christyann) Winston of California and Lloyd Lindsey (Christine) Winston of Corpus Christi, Texas; her sisters, Helen Raulz of Corpus Christi, Texas and Frances Hanna of Bishop, Texas; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Friday, June 28, 2013 at Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery on FM 1889.

BF Alexander

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BF Alexander passed away June 23, 2012 at the age of 83 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born in Boyd, Texas on August 1, 1929. He was a man of the sea, spending twenty-one years of this life in the US Navy. This allowed him and his family to live in many places around the world, finally residing in Corpus Christi, Texas. After retirement he enjoyed his time with family, watching John Wayne westerns, and enjoying time outdoors. He was a good man and he lived a good life.

BF was survived by the love of his life, his wife, Gladys Alexander of 60 years. He was blessed with his three daughters, Teresa (Gordon) Simpler, Debbie (Gary) Willard and Joanne (Terry) Kiser; his eight grandchildren, Shana Cash, Amanda Willard, Laura Jo (Jeremy) Sanders, Jordan Simpler, Steven Arron Allphin, Adam Willard, Benjamin Simpler, Kason Kiser and one great grandchild, Hayden Sanders.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Harold “Blu” Lafferty


Harold “Blu” Lafferty

Mathis, Texas

Harold Grange Lafferty I., known to many as “Blu”, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 87.

He was born on November 9, 1925 in Richland Springs, Texas to James and Olah Lafferty.

Harold was retired from Brazelton Construction and Champlin Petroleum Company as a refinery maintenance supervisor. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Merchant Marines.

He is preceded in death by his wife Joan Lafferty.

Harold is survived by three daughters, Susan Johannesen, Sharon (Gary) Byrum, Sharleen Wright; two sons, Richard (Susan) Verret and Harold Lafferty II; two stepdaughters, Sharon (Jamie) Lipman and Susan (Denny) Eubanks, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

His ready smile and humor along with his generous spirit and diligence will be remembered and missed greatly.

Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Lynn Lee Dugger

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Lynn Lee Dugger passed peacefully on June 11th, 2013 at the age of 96. He was born on April 3rd, 1917 in Lytton Springs, Texas. Lynn was a long term resident of Nueces County and Robstown. He was the eldest son of Lee Marion and Ada Vanlandingham Dugger. The Dugger Family moved to the Robstown area from Caldwell County in 1919. Lynn was closely connected to the land from an early age and followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a farmer and rancher. He had a special love for cotton and grain farming, horses and raising cattle. Lynn was a natural athlete, excelling at football, basketball and calf roping. After graduating from high school and attending business college, Lynn married his high school sweetheart, Elaruth Ashton Dugger. Lynn and Elaruth were class favorites their senior year and married two years later. They recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. Lynn was active in community affairs – he was a member of the Robstown School Board and was instrumental in the founding of the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show and the Nueces County Youth Rodeo. He was also a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Robstown.

Lynn had many friends, young and old, from all walks of life. Relationships with his friends and honesty were virtues that he believed to be most important. He had a positive outlook on life and although he valued the past, he always believed in “moving forward”. He would often ask “Are we making progress?”

He is survived by his wife, Elaruth Ashton Dugger, and his three loving children, Richard Lynn Dugger and wife Nancy, Bruce Lee Dugger and wife Janie, and Nancy Ruth McKenzie and husband Jim. Grandchildren include Elaina Taylor, Rosalyn Bowers, William Dugger, Lauren Weller, Lanna Dugger, Colton Range and Ashlyn McKenzie. He is also survived by his brother, Buford Dugger and many nephews and nieces. Two sisters, Ella Dugger Herring and Vivian Dugger Good preceded Lynn in death. The family is especially grateful to Vidal “Billy” Coleman who assisted Lynn in his later years.

Visitation will be held on Thursday June 13th, from 4pm to 6pm at Sawyer George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday June 14th at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church of Robstown, 107 N. Fourth St., Robstown, Texas 78380.

Interment will follow at the Robstown Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Robstown

Don L. Cox

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On June 10, 2013, Don was called home after a short illness. He was born September 4, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Norman and Virginia Cox. He is preceded in death by his baby daughter, Virginia Louise; his parents, Norman and Virginia Cox, brother, John Earl Cox and his Aunt and Uncle, Jack and Cecelia Dunn.

Don is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Zieger Cox; his daughters, Christina Williams, Jenifer (Cory) Wilson, Dee (Jerid) Simpson, and his son Chase Cox; grandchildren, Charlie, Lexy, Kaitlyn, Morgan, Jeri and Casen. He is also survived by his brothers, Frank (Ann), Jim, Jerry, Kelly (Theresa) and Paul (Joy) Cox; his sisters, Judi (Rudy) Luna and Patty Cox; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.

He was a very loving man and will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. Family will be accepting visitors an hour before the service.

Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be his brothers; Frank, Jim, Jerry, Kelly and Paul Cox and nephews, Johnny Ray Stobbs and Bo Cox.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chase Cox, Charlie James, Casen Wilson, Lloyd Combest, Daniel Ramirez, Isdell Birnbaum and Doug Webb.