Archive for March, 2016

Anna Ruth Werner

The scrolling on her tombstone will read Anna Ruth Werner born to her parents, Anna Lucille Forwood Presnall and William Presnall in Sterington Ouachita Parrish, Louisiana, January 2, 1925, – died on March 28, 2016 in Corpus Christi,Texas.

The dash on her tombstone represents the ninety one years on this earth that scrolls cannot contain the adventures she had in these few words today.

Anna owned and operated a uniform business making many friends as a supplier of uniforms for the Police and Postal employees until 2007.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William and Marian; her husband, Gordan Werner; brother-in-law, Elton Bullock.

Anna Ruth is survived by her daughter, Linda Ann Dail; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren of Powell Point, North Carolina; sister, Mardell Bullock of Phoenix, Arizona; niece, Nelda Herndon of Longview, Texas; nephew, Wilbur Bullock of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and several grand nieces and nephews.

Service will be conducted by former Pastor, Brian McDonald and Pastor, Toby Halfacre at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 1, 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas at 2:30 P.M. April 7, 2016.

Anna Ruth loved her church, Glad Tidings Assembly of God where she attended faithfully until her health began to decline. The family requests remembrances be made to the Senior projects at the church, 5674 Hall Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78408.


Ganer, MiltonMILTON GANER, passed away on March 25, 2016 at age 86 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was the son of Grover M. “Pete” Gainer of Hutto, Texas and Florence nee Hart Gainer Moore. Milton grew up in and around Halletsville, Texas where he was raised by his mother and stepfather, Leland Moore. In 1945, he used a forged birth certificate to join the U.S. Marine Corps. During Marine Corps Recruit Training in San Diego, California, he had to undergo an emergency appendectomy, and his mother was notified that Milton was in the hospital. Fearing that he had been wounded in combat, his mother sent Milton’s real birth certificate to the Marines, and they promptly discharged him and sent him home for being under age. Milton later joined the U.S. Air Force and was a Korean War veteran.

Milton led a colorful life and worked in many different occupations including as a barber, a taxi driver, a car salesman, a finance company manager, a fruit stand and bar owner, and finally as a security guard for Koch refinery, where he retired in 1994.

Milton and his family moved to Corpus Christi in the mid-1960s. The move gave him a chance to pursue his favorite hobbies fishing and beach combing, and provided an atmosphere where Milton could wear his favorite Hawaiian-style shirts just about anywhere at any time of the year. Milton loved dogs, and after retirement he took his dog and any strays that might join them for long walks on the beach nearly every day.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepparents; brothers, Billy Moore and Milfred Gainer and sister, Betty Jo Moore.

Milton Ganer is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eunice nee Wilson; twin sons Donald and Ronald; four grandchildren, Melissa, Jarrett, Adam, and Kathryn; three great-grandchildren, Caleb, Laura, and Emilie; sister, Sue Dittmeyer; brother, Winfred “Wimpy” Gainer and numerous nieces and nephews.

His family would like to thank the caregivers at Westwood Manor Senior Care Center and Riverside Hospice.

A casual dress memorial service is planned for Monday, April 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

In-lieu-of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.


Ruth Lorraine Gaddis Wright

Wright, Ruth

Ruth Lorraine Gaddis Wright “called upon the Lord all her life, and He answered her in trouble, delivered her and honored her. He satisfied her with a long life and showed her His salvation” from Psalm 91: 15-16.

Ruth was born to Olna and Alva Gaddis on December 28, 1923 in Aransas Pass, Texas. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 26, 2016 at her home with her family at her side. She was married to Milus Garland Wright, Sr. in 1942, and they had eight children. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Ruth’s life was filled with love and service to others. Generosity and laughter marked her relationships. In her walk with God, she touched many people. She is survived by her children, Mary Jaquelyn Loeffler (Reudy), Milus Garland Wright, Jr. (Linda), Mildred Kathleen Wright, Alva Ann Wright Burt (Sam), Janice Rachelle Wright Vinyard (Kent), Joseph Wayne Wright (Maeleen), Stephen Jeffry Wright and David Keith Wright (Cydney); 22 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 24 nieces and nephews

Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until 7 P.M. with the family present from 6 P.M. until 7 P.M. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home with the Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Thursday, March 31, 2016 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Prince Kuruvila as celebrant. Burial will follow at Robstown Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jason Wright, Owen Pittman, Matt Burt, Wade Vinyard, J. W. Wright and Miles Wright.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Cody Wright, Ross Burt, Steven Vinyard, Adam Vinyard, Eric Vinyard, Scott Wright, Christopher Wright, Tyler Wright, Todd Wright and Max Wright.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to their favorite charity.

Floyd Richard Galloway

Galloway, FloydFloyd Richard Galloway passed away on March 23, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 74 after a lengthy illness. He was born on October 11, 1941 in Alice, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Leo and Virgie Galloway and his sister-in- law, Mary.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Najvar Galloway; his sons, John Bradley Galloway and Mark William Galloway (Randi Wing); one granddaughter, the joy of his life, Kaylee Grace Galloway; a brother, Don Galloway and two nieces, Becky and Pam.

Richard graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville with a degree in Agriculture and retired from Celanese after 35 years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army having served at Ft. Polk, Louisiana.

He was an avid football and baseball fan and announced games for the Calallen Wildcats for more than 20 years. He thoroughly enjoyed this aspect of his life and was known as “the Voice of Calallen”. He also was active in high school basketball and was an official clock keeper for many years.

He enjoyed fishing, playing bridge and dominos, and western dancing which started with Al Dean and the All Stars.

We would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Corpus Christi Medical Center – Doctors Regional Hospital for their kindness and care, and the nurses with Del Cielo Home Care, especially Jennifer.   A special thank you to Randi, Richard’s daughter, whom he loved like his own.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Violet Historical Society of which he was a Charter Member.

Visitation will be on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Sawyer George Funeral Home, followed by funeral services on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2 pm.

Interment will take place with military honors on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at

2 pm at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Danny Michael “Mike” Witten

Danny Michael “Mike” Witten passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the age of 74. He was born June 5, 1941 in Pleasanton, Texas to Daniel and Blanche Foster Witten.

Mike was a United States Army veteran and served in Viet Nam with the First Calvary and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the VFW Post.

He retired after 35 years service with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Blanche Witten.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Michelle Witten of Houston, Texas; sisters, Pamela Walker of Sinton, Texas, Ava Atkinson of Odem, Texas and Kandee Weir (Frank) of Sinton, Texas; a brother, Timothy Foster Witten (Lene) of Corpus Christi, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at 2 P.M. on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 IH 37 Access Road, Corpus Christi, Texas. Burial will follow.

Funeral services entrusted to Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Inc., 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. (361) 242-3205 Please visit our web site at