Archive for February, 2015

Jimmy Wayne Granderson


Jimmy Wayne Granderson, 71, of Robstown, Texas, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015.  He was born October 25, 1943 to James Stenson Granderson and Gwendolyn Mitchell Granderson.  He was retired from public service with the Nueces County Sheriff’s office.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Cliffe Granderson of Robstown, Texas; his sons, James M. (Gina) Granderson of Beeville, Texas and David (Lexie) Granderson of San Antonio, Texas; his daughters, Nicole (Chris) Wilson of Robstown, Texas and Tonya West (special friend, Lea Ann Fondren) of Corpus Christi, Texas; his mother, Gwen Douglas of Arkansas; a brother, Michael Granderson of Arkansas; two sisters, Charlotte Clark and Gwenda Hernsbuger of Arkansas; grandchildren, Ashley, Jessica, Nicholas, Cody, Jacob and Sidney.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Wittner, Cory McFall, Loyd Pittman, Jr., Jeff Howerton, Danny Crosby and Chris Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Mildred Irene “Mickey” (Krause) Jamison Dreiling

Drieling, Mildred

Mildred Irene “Mickey” (Krause) Jamison Dreiling, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and long time resident of Corpus Christi passed away on February 23, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Mickey, was the third of four children. She was born to the late Carl and Ola Krause on February 8, 1925 in Bartlett, Texas. Mickey graduated from Liberty Hill High School in May of 1943. She attended Nixon-Clay Business College in Austin and was employed at the Texas State School for the Deaf. She married the late Jesse F. Jamison Jr., former Port Director Corpus Christi, in June 1946. For 29 years, they along with their two son’s Allan and Paul shared many joyous times fishing, camping, and hunting. After the death of Jesse on September 30, 1975 Mickey was employed at Kleberg, Mobley, Lockett and Weil law firm where she met K. Dean Dreiling this began an adventurous 30 years together. Their shared love of faith, family and friends was the foundation of their blessed relationship. Mickey and Dean relished the endeavors of their combined clan of six adult sons and their families. Mickey was a long standing member of First United Methodist and her beloved Cooper Sunday school class. Mickey and Dean enjoyed traveling across the United States and Europe. Mickey was an active member of Corpus Christi Garden club and Lantana Garden club where her prowess with floral arrangements could be viewed on Sunday morning church services. Mickey was a Master Flower Show judge. In addition, she successfully competed in local floral competitions. She also enjoyed her Thursday afternoon Gabby Card club, which consisted of more gabbing than card playing.

Mickey and Dean were members of the Revelaires Dance Club where they enjoyed dining and dancing with their numerous friends. Mickey loved her many friends in these organizations. She enjoyed baking dinner, cakes and her scrumptious fruit pies for family and friends in times of celebration and sorrow. Her magnificent pies will be sorely missed. Mickey was always on hand with a warm smile and her thoughtful gift/care packages. Her family never departed her home without a “goodie” bag. Mickey’s captured memories through photography will be forever cherished by her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Jesse F. Jamison Jr., K. Dean Dreiling, Lonnie Krause (brother), and Gladys Purser (sister).

Mickey is survived by her beloved brother Clyde (Shirley) sons and wives Allan K. and Debbie Jamison of Gonzales, and Paul W. and Vicki Jamison of Taft. Step-sons: Richard and Sandy Dreiling of Houston. Fred Dreiling and Denise Lilly of Corpus Christi, David and Kelli Dreiling of The Woodlands, and John Dreiling of Dallas. Her grandchildren and spouses, Jessica Jamison, Brent Jamison, Aislynn Campbell Jamison, John (Marlena) Jamison, Andy (Becca) Aduddell, Michlynn (Sid) Dreiling-Vandiver, Shawna (Kelly) Dreiling-Loyd, Spencer (Nicole) Dreiling, Chad (Amy) Lilly, Jill Marie (Keith) Wilson, Elizabeth Anne Dreiling, Amber (Jonathan) Muellar, Dylan Dreiling, Allison Dreiling; her great-grand grandchildren, Courtland Campbell, Lillian Campbell, Lori Jamison, Lane Jamison, Brooks Aduddell, Kaiya Sailer Grace Vandiver, Madison Noelle Vandiver, Jackson Porter Loyd, Emma Rose Loyd, Mason Dean Dreiling, Michaela Wilson, Brayden Lilly, Keely Jo Wilson, Autumn Rose Dreiling, Ali Brown, Chase Lynn Schoen, many special nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank her physician Dr. Gregory, Coastal Palms, Mickey’s caregivers, hospices nursing staff and minister for their love and support.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 A.M. on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church on Shoreline Blvd. with The Rev. Greg Hackett officiating.

Interment will be at 4:00 P.M. at the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, Texas with The Rev. Steve Fieldcamp officiating.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Jenny Hill Cooper Sunday School Class at FUMC-CCTX.


Stuart Hudnall

Hudnall Stuart

Stuart Hudnall, age 78, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away February 24, 2015.


He was  preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jeanne Hudnall; his parents, Millard and Orene Hudnall and all his siblings, Buster, Jean and Ann.

He is survived by his son, Brad Hudnell; daughter, Laurie Christopher (Billy);  grandchildren, Valerie Jauer (Brad), Ryan Christopher (Crystal); great grandchildren, Logan and Kennedy Jauer, Anna and Max Christopher.

Memorial services will be conducted at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 3915 Gollihar, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.

Betty Jean Baker

Baker, Betty Jean

Betty Jean Baker, 84, of San Patricio, died on February 19, 2015 in Corpus Christi after a long illness. Betty was born in McAllen, Texas on July 8, 1930. She came from a family of fourteen children and grew up in Rio Grande City, Texas. She married Tommy Baker in 1948. They moved their family to Corpus Christi in 1955 and to Northwest Corpus Christi in 1960. She was an active member of the Annaville Baptist Church for many years. Betty was a licensed Vocational Nurse. She worked at Robstown Riverside Hospital and as a home health nurse until her retirement.

Betty Baker is survived by her four children,  Robert H. Baker Jr. of  Belton, Texas,  James L. Baker of Houston, Texas, Sandra L. Dunson  and Michael W. Baker both of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Parsely of Conroe, Texas.

Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday,  February 22, 2015 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at 2:00 P.M. at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Linda Marie Nielsen Ryals

Linda Marie Nielsen Ryals, age 63, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away February 15, 2015.

She was born  at the Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington on January 11, 1952 to Earl and Dorothy Nielsen.

She graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, Washington in 1970.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Dorothy Nielsen and a daughter, Heather Marie Ryals.

She is survived by her son, Todd (Catherine) Ryals; daughter, Heidi (David) Flores; grandchildren, Jeremiah Flores, Christopher Ryals, Natalie Ryals and Logan Flores; sister, Renee (Ron) Brock of Gig Harbor, Washington; brother, Dale (Janice) Nielsen of Toledo, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday February 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lisa Lohman officiating.