Archive for August, 2016

Charles (Charlie) Ray Jones, Sr.

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Charles (Charlie) Ray Jones, Sr. was born in Jackson, Mississippi on August 29, 1942 to Howard Jones and Irma Kahler Jones. God chose to call him home on his 74th birthday Monday, August 29, 2016. Charles accepted Christ as his savior at the young age of 9 and he served the Lord at Trinity Baptist Church in Corpus Christi and First Baptist Church of Odem, Texas. He led the Royal Ambassadors for the young boys. He held many other positions in the church.

He graduated from Mary Carroll High School in 1960 and attended Del Mar College and U.C.C. in Corpus Christi. After finishing school Charles went to work for P.G.P. Industries for 22 years. Charles was then hired as a Deputy Sheriff #605 for San Patricio County. He worked for the department until his retirement. Charles was a scout master for troop 73 in Calallen and was inducted into the order of the arrow in B.S.A. He had numerous interests and hobbies.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Howard Jones, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Ana Jones; daughters, Margaret (Steve) Jordan of Corpus Christi and Cheri (Brian) Ring of Sinton; sons, Charles Ray Jones, Jr. and Jeremie Jones of Sinton; grandchildren, Amanda (Daniel) Worden, Kim (Bryan) Willows, Jennifer Jones, Joshua Ring, Wesley (Sarah) Ring, Tyler Ring and Corey Ring; great granddaughters, Jordan and Hailey Willows and Kaylynn and Kiley Worden; his former wife and mother of his children, Peggy Lou Bagnall; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Thursday, September 1, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Odem.

Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Odem.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donation be made to the American Cancer Society.

Flynn Howard Dennis, Jr.

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Flynn Howard Dennis, Jr. was born February 10, 1935 to Flynn Dennis, Sr. and Marie Robbins Dennis in Kingsville, Texas, where he and his brother, Roy, attended school and made many life-long friends. Some of his favorite memories were of his neighborhood buddies and the Brahma Marching Band. He attended Texas A&I before transferring to Abilene Christian College where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Chemistry/Bible in 1956.  He married Sue Bishop and together they raised a family of three daughters for 18 years.  A fourth daughter was born, but died shortly after birth.

In 1961, Flynn became the principal at Noonan Elementary in Alice, at age 25. He completed his Master’s Degree in Education at A&I.  He also served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for 8 years. In the late sixties, Flynn was hired by SRA, an educational publishing company, where he was a top producing associate for nearly twenty years.

In 1975, Flynn married Johanna who was to be his wife for the next forty-one years. Together, Jo’s three children joined Flynn’s to become a blended family of six. Sadly, the two suffered the loss of Jo’s oldest son in 1987. As the years passed, they were blessed with many loving grandchildren with whom they shared their love for animals, science, history and music.

Flynn returned to Alice ISD in 1983 where he served as Principal at Dubose Middle School, and then Mary R. Garcia Elementary School, until he became the Parent Coordinator for the district. As an educator he was especially proud of his work in PTA, the High Hopes Program, Parental Involvement Programs, and the Little Olympics. During his career as an educator, he received numerous awards and recognition to include:  Area ATPE Administrator of the Year (two alternate years), Texas State ATPE Administrator of the Year, and selection into the National Principal’s Leadership Academy (University of Delaware), where his peers honored him with the Best of the Best Leadership Award. Flynn retired at the age of 75 and enjoyed teaching a college Sunday School class and his delightful great-grandchildren how to read.

Flynn and Jo were long-time residents of Bishop and members of the Kingsville Church of Christ. The family is grateful to the church for their love and spiritual support and for providing countless meals during Jo’s illness and Flynn’s hospital stays this past year.

Flynn is pre-deceased by his parents, his infant daughter Kelly Marie, sister-in-law Wilma Dennis, stepson Randy Bussard, and most recently by his beloved wife Johanna Dennis, who passed away only fourteen days earlier.

He is survived by his brother Roy Smith Dennis (Nonie), daughters; Cindy Dennis Prowse (Lewis), Kathleen Dennis Johnson (Kenneth), Barbara Dennis Biel (Robert), and lovingly devoted stepchildren; Kelly Bussard and Marsha Jo Prukop (James). “Dash” is also survived by numerous grandchildren, Kevin and Juliet Johnson, Kyle and Lindsey Johnson, Bullet and Kendra Riebschleager, David and Kathleen Biel, Darren and Teresa Biel, Austin Prowse, Kimberly Prowse, Rene and Jo Marie Prukop-Falcon, Randy Prukop, Deric and Bonnie Saffell, five great grandchildren, plus two on the way, niece Julie Davis, nephew Roy Smith Dennis, Jr., and nine first cousins.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Thursday, September 1, 2016 and from 1 P.M. until 2 P.M. Friday, September 2, 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Friday, September 2, 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Jim McDoniel officiating. Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

Jimmy E. Green, Jr.

Green, Jimmy

Jimmy E. Green, Jr. died peacefully at home on Thursday August 25th in Houston, Texas at the age of 64 after a year and a half fight with kidney cancer. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 32 years Brenda Adcock Green, his daughter, Kendra A. Brist of Memphis, TN, his Son Carl D. Seals Jr. of Memphis, TN, his granddaughter Emma Juliann Gurren, his two grandsons, Connor Patrick Gurren and Christopher Rain Seals-Smith also of Memphis, TN,  his sister, Karen Dishman of Corpus Christi, TX his niece, Mellissa Lister of Houston, TX, his nephew, Richard Hamilton of San Antonio, TX.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his father, Jimmie E. Green S., his mother, Daisy Ruth Green and his twin brothers J.E. and J.D. Green.

Jimmy was born on December 5 1951 in Corpus Christi, TX. He graduated from Mary Carroll high school in 1970 and from Del Mar college with an associate degree in criminal justice. Jimmy joined the Army in 1973 and served three years. After working for NASA during the Apollo missions he began his law enforcement career in Port Aransas then went on to become a Sergeant for the Corpus Christi Police Department after moving on to U.S. Customs and Border Protection where he held positions from Inspector, Supervisor, Instructor and Port Director he retired out of Houston, TX after 32 years of service. Jimmy was an excellent example of what a Husband, Son, Father, Brother and friend should be.

The family will be receiving guest on Tuesday August 30th, 2016 between 5:00 and 7:00 pm at Sawyer George Funeral Home.

The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31,2016 at 11 am at

Sawyer- George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St. in Corpus Christi, TX.

Pat Lumry will officiate the ceremony.

All are welcome to attend. Graveside services will follow at George West cemetery at 1pm.

Ruby Ramirez Franco

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Ruby Ramirez Franco, 77, of Robstown, Texas, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born April 4, 1939 in Driscoll, Texas to Arturo Ramirez and Estella Rowland Ramirez. The Ramirez children went to school at El Nopal Grade School, where all the hispanic kids went up to the 5th grade. It was hard because the children didn’t speak english and the teachers didn’t speak spanish.  In 1950 the family moved from Driscoll to Robstown.  In Robstown, Ruby made a lot of friends and loved to dance and sing.  After graduating from high school, Ruby married Eradio V. Franco.  She became a beautician and later pursued an education in nursing.  After receiving her LVN license in 1970, she worked nights at Spohn Hospital in the neonatal unit while going to school during the day to become an RN.  She received her RN license in November, 1972.  She also worked at Riverside Hospital and for Dr. Bruce’s private practice in Annaville for several years.  She made a change in her career, getting a job as a state surveyor for the Department of Health for nursing homes for 15 years.  She was known to be tough, but fair and was always a patient advocate.  She was a stickler for patient care and traveled all over South Texas.  She went into her own consulting business as a consultant for nursing homes and was sought by many nursing homes for her expertise.  At that time, there were not many agencies and GCI became one of the largest agencies in South Texas with over 200 employees.  She took pride in her staff and hired people she had known for years working as a nurse.  Ruby was loyal to her employees and her clients and would help her staff and patients anyway she could.  She also operated GCI Adult Day Care Center where she interacted with her clients on a daily basis.  This is where her passion for music emerged.  Eventually, Ruby began singing with Chano Cadena.   They recorded several CD’s and she was very proud and had a loyal following of their own.  She continued to work as a consulting nurse for several agencies, even after she had four back surgeries.  She also continued her love of music.  Ruby worked up to a week before being diagnosed with cancer on September 15, 2015.  She was a fighter and pursued every treatment available to her with optimism, longing to go back to work.  Love of family was above all else important to her. Our mother had a deep impact in not only our lives, but in the lives of many.  Her hobbies were gardening, singing, gambling (she loved Vegas) with an amazing sense of style and therefore loved to shop.  She was beautiful inside and out and will truly be missed.  We love you Mom!

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Dustin H. Knoblauch.

She is survived by her children, Julie (Roland) Knoblauch, Ronnie (Cathy McFatter) Franco and Cindy Franco; her sister, Marilu Ramirez; her brothers, Arthur (Janie) Ramirez and Joe (Sylvia) Ramirez; grandchildren, Ashley Knoblauch, Peyton Franco and Paige Franco; numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. Friday, August 26, 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 P.M. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church on FM 624 with Rev. Bill Marquis as celebrant. Services will conclude at the church.

Lorene McBroom

McBroom, Lorene

Lorene McBroom, 92, passed away August 21, 2016 at home surrounded by her three children. She was born on April 9, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas to Ray and Josephine Usry and was raised in Corpus Christi. Lorene was retired from the Calallen School District where she worked as the food service manager for 22 years.

Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley McBroom; son, Johnny McBroom; sisters, Marie Herrington and Dorothy Oliver; and brother, Ray Usry.

She is survived by her children, Tommy (Susan) McBroom; Mike McBroom, Jeannie (Charles) Bobbitt; eleven grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; her cat, Gypsy, and dogs, Max and Sammy.

Mom, Mother, Grandma will be greatly missed for her lively spirit and outspoken personality, always going above and beyond in everything she did for others. We take solace in knowing that you are rejoicing in God’s glory. You will be forever in our Hearts.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Rose Hill Memorial Park.