Archive for July, 2015

Georgia Lou Davis


Georgia Lou Davis, 86, passed away July 22, 2015. Born to the late Roy D. and Katie Barlow in Robstown, Texas, on March 1, 1929, Georgia grew up on the family farm in Petronila and attended Robstown High School where she met her future husband James Nead Davis. James talked her into marriage while she was attending college. She was a dedicated farmer’s wife, a wonderful mother to three sons, and devoted grandmother. She was known for preparing wonderful meals and entertaining family over holidays. Later in life she was a real estate agent. Georgia was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi for many years.

She is survived by her three sons, Mike (Chris) Davis of Byran, Texas, Allan

(Fran) Davis of Cypress, Texas, and Pat (Sally) Davis of Corpus Christi, Texas,

six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A family burial will be followed by a memorial service at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home on Saturday, July 25, at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church. The family wishes to extend its sincere thanks to Darlene Starry and Heather Harris for their tender care and kindness.

Douglas Arthur Kelly

Douglas Arthur Kelly, age 60, of Robstown, Texas passed away July 21, 2015. He was born October 2, 1954 in Robstown, Texas to Arthur Floyd and Ella Mae Kelly.

Douglas was an Eagle Scout, a Member and Officer of United Steelworkers Union # 13-1647 in Corpus Christi, Texas and worked for twenty-one years at Citgo Refinery.

He was preceded in death by parents, his brothers, David and Kenneth Kelly and is survived by his wife, Candice Kelly of Robstown, Texas and his children, Douglas E. Kelly (Brooke), Aaron Kelly, Lisa Kelly, Arthur Kelly (Christi), Christine Kelly, Sharleen Kelly; sixteen grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be on Friday, July 24, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in the chapel at Sawyer-George Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Perez officiating.

George S. Sorensen

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George S. Sorensen, 81, of Odem, Texas passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 surrounded by family in his home.  He was born in Spirit Lake, Iowa on October 27, 1933 to Fred and Frances Sorensen.  He joined the air force after graduation in 1952.  He met Shirley (Pat) Morris when stationed in San Angelo.  They were married in November 1955.  After leaving the service he worked FAA in Oklahoma City as a flight line mechanic.  In 1967 he went to Bell Helicopter as a service representative.  During the time he worked at Bell, he served on the presidential flight detachment with a White House clearance.  He sold real estate for Century 21 and he also worked at Wal-Mart for 5 years in the paint department.  He was an avid bird watcher.  He loved nature and ranch life in Odem.  He loved family outings.

George is proceeded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, his son Gary, his grandchild Stephanie and his son in law, Rod.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Pat; his daughter, Sharon Rothlisberger; and his sons, Brian and Paul (Cindy) Sorensen; and his daughter in law, Cynthia Sorensen.  He has 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Monday July 20, 2015 from 5-7pm at Sawyer George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10am on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

The family would like to thank the Altus Hospice nurses and caregiver Elizabeth from River City home health.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the Humane Society.

Paula Hall See

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Paula Hall See, 72, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at her home. She was born February 4, 1943 in Lamesa, Texas to Joseph Calvin and Pauline Cohorn Hall. She was a retired legal secretary, executive assistant and an active member of River Hills Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack Hall; son, Scott Bronne Smith; and daughter, Stephanie Suzanne Beaver.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne See; her sons, Skip (Landa) Smith and Mark (Enedelia) See; daughter, Michelle Woods; son-in-law, Donald Beaver; grandchldren, Zachary Andrew, Aaron Jacob and Matthew Benjamin Smith, Kayleigh, Aaron and Jason See, Andrea, Dylan and Cheyenne Beaver, Aaron and Jessica Woods; one niece, Meredith Allen.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M Friday, July 17, 2015 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at River Hills Baptist Church with Bro. Matthew Williams and Bro. Jody Simmons officiating.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, Texas

Michael William (aka “Vern”) Snyder

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Michael William (aka “Vern”) Snyder, 67, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend, passed away on July 14, 2015, in his hometown of Corpus Christi. He was born May 20, 1948, in Bakersfield, California.

Mike is the son of the late Deloss William and Sheila Snyder. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Bonnie Love Snyder, their daughter Cori Lynn Love Snyder, daughter Heather Snyder Sullivan, son Michael Brandon Snyder (wife, Kristi Kollatschny) of Kingwood, grandsons Braxten William Snyder Sullivan and Ethan Gene Sullivan, sister Cindy Yant (husband, John) of Honey Grove, sister Kathy Hubner (husband, Mike), brother Brad Snyder (partner, Tom Tagliabue) as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends. He is preceded in death by his sister Carolyn Snyder.

Mike and Bonnie saw hard times and plenty of good times. He was a good, loving, supportive and generous husband and father always working on projects and going the extra mile to make his family happy. He loved collecting coins, going hunting, making his family laugh, and not to mention he was the world’s biggest Lady Gaga fan. He always had a smile on his face and was positive about everything in life. Mike was an avid fan of NASCAR. He was known for his generosity, kindness, fun-loving and easy going personality. Family birthday and holiday celebrations gave Mike the opportunity to share his cooking skills and enjoying a Schaefer beer “at room temp”!

Mike graduated from Richard King High School and attended the University of Houston. Following a career in commercial construction, Mike worked for Del Mar College for 15 years and then with the City of Corpus Christi before retiring in 2012.

Services will be on Monday, July 20, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Sawyer George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street. At a later date, his ashes will be spread at his beautiful Texas Hill Country deer lease where he was the most happy.