Archive for May, 2017

James (Jim) A. Mudd

In Loving Memory

James (Jim) A. Mudd

James (Jim) A. Mudd, 81, passed away peacefully at home May 24, 2017.He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Abel and Eola Bell Mudd.

He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Tucker and husband, Bryan of Tiki Island, Texas, Marilyn Atkins, of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandchildren Joshua Tucker and wife Margie, of Pearland, Texas; Bryan Tucker II and wife Jessica of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jennifer Tucker of Austin, Texas.

Great Grandchildren, Emily Margaret Tucker, Walker Tucker and Gavin Tucker.

A memorial service will be held May 30, 2017 at 2:00pm at

Sawyer-George Funeral Home

12497 Leopard St

Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Visitation will be at 1:00 pm, Thursday June 1, 2017

At Levingston Funeral Home

5601 39th St.

Groves, TX

Graveside Services and interment will follow at 2:00pm, on Thursday June 1, 2017at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas.

Condolences may be offered at

The Family would like to thank New Century Hospice of Corpus Christi, TX and caregiver Roxanne Gaona for their help and support.

Noni Suzanne Hale

Hale, Noni

Noni Suzanne Hale was born on July 23, 1941. She went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2017.  Noni was 75 years old.

Noni is preceded in death by the love of her life, O.R. Hale and her first cherished grandson, Austin Akin.

Noni is survived by her children, Suzette Hale Wagner and her husband Scott, Shannon Hale Gulley and her husband Bryan, Jay Hale, and John Hale and his wife Mari, her sister, Donna Molatore and her husband Dave of Oregon; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild all of whom she considered one of her life’s biggest blessings; numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives spanning from Louisiana, to Texas to Oregon.  Noni also leaves behind an extended larger circle, that she affectionately referred to as “framily.”

Noni was extremely proud of, and considered her children her greatest accomplishment. She found beauty in all living things.  Noni had a very giving and welcoming personality and a willingness to love and help everyone she encountered.  She also loved animals, caring for even the most neglected.   Noni’s passions included painting, floral arrangement and listening to what she called “happy” music from the  1950’s.

All who knew Noni, knew she believed there was no such thing as being over dressed. Whether a Vegas Casino or a neighborhood dinner, Noni embraced the mantra that glitz and glamour were always in style. Glitter, sequins and bling were second nature to her.  Her outward beauty and style was eclipsed only by her inward beauty.

Noni was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by her family and all that loved her.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 P.M. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at East Memorial Cemetery in Stephenville, Texas.

Mary Beth Schonhoeft Sykora

Sykora, Mary Beth

Mary Beth Schonhoeft Sykora, 74, of Robstown, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in a San Antonio, Texas hospital.  She was born October 21, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Roman and Sophie Bezdek Snapka.  Mary Beth was retired from GTE after more than 25 years of service.  She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Czech Heritage Society and the Polka of A’s.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Schonhoeft, her parents and her brother, Jake Snapka.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond John Sykora; one son, Robert (Veronica) Schonhoeft; one daughter, Judy (Alvaro) Villalon; one sister, Sister Martha Ann Snapka; two brothers, Larry (Carolyn) Snapka and Alfred (Lucille) Snapka; five grandchildren, Christian and Mitchell Schonhoeft and Christina, Ryan, and Kyle Villalon; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M. Friday, May 26, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet, Texas with Rev. Zenon Konowalek as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Violet, Texas.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Christian and Mitchell Schonhoeft, Ryan and Kyle Villalon and her brothers, Larry and Alfred Snapka.

Judy Kay Adams

Adams, Judy

Judy Kay Adams, 72, went to be with the Lord early on the morning of May 21, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was at home, surrounded by her loving family, which is exactly what she wanted.

Judy was born August 3rd, 1944 in Benton, Arkansas to Clyde and Marie Hendrix. She graduated from high school in Magnet Cove, Arkansas and then earned her teaching degree at what was then Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She taught for 24 years, of which 1 ½ were in Arkansas, while the remaining were in Texas – mainly Taft, Calallen, and Orange Grove.  She was also a member of Christ Central Baptist Church.

Judy was an inspiration to her family and to her many friends. People were drawn to her as a woman of integrity and love. She valued hard work and spent much of her time working in her yard, which included having it decorated for the nearest holiday or season.  She also enjoyed playing dominoes with her friends and family and had a lifelong affinity for reading.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Marie, and one brother, Doyle Kenneth.

Judy is survived by her husband, Bill Adams and one daughter, Vickie Wilson and son-in-law David Wilson of Robstown, Texas. She was “Granna” to her two grandsons, Christopher Wilson (with wife Penny) of Conroe, Texas and Nicholas Wilson (with wife Valerie) of College Station, Texas. She is also survived by two sisters, Pat Gordon and Juanita Sample of Benton, Arkansas and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held for Judy on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00AM at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Judy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital.

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

Patricia Leonard Jalufka

Jalufka, Patricia color

Patricia Leonard Jalufka passed away May 23, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 89.

Born on February 8, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, Patricia was the only child of Henry Hotchkiss Leonard and Nina Belle Brown Leonard. She is one of the last descendants of Solomon Langdon Leonard, founder of Leonard, Texas.

Patricia graduated from Odessa High School in 1946. After graduation from high school, she enrolled in Christian College for Women in Columbia, Missouri graduating in 1948 with an Associate of Arts degree.  Patricia continued her education at Texas Christian University earning a B.A. in English in 1950. She imparted her love of learning as a teacher both in Odessa, Texas from 1951 to 1954 and then in Corpus Christi, Texas through 1958.  A move to Houston, Texas took her to Tennessee Gas Transmission as a file analyst from 1958 to 1960 upon which time she returned to Corpus Christi.  There she taught at both Furman Elementary and Schanen Elementary Schools prior to her marriage to Jerome E. Jalufka in 1962.

She enjoyed a lifelong membership at St. Johns United Methodist Church where she attended the Friendship Sunday School Class for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Friday Mid-Morning Group, League of Women Voters, The Red Hat Society, PTA, Zeta Tau Alpha and was an avid Garden Club member. Patricia became a lifetime member of the American Association of University Women in 2016 celebrating 50 years of membership.  She treasured her friends and final years at Trinity Towers where she was an active member of the community.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome E. Jalufka; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Leonard.

Survivors include her daughter, Kim J. Hohle and son, Jerome H. Jalufka both of Corpus Christi, Texas; step-daughter, Debbie L. Dysart of Leander, Texas and step-son, John L. Jalufka and wife, Terri of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters-in-law, Barbara Williams of Robstown, Texas and Mary Frances Studer and husband, Ralph of Fredericksburg, Texas; brother-in-law, Earl Jalufka, and wife, Dee of Robstown, Texas; cousin, Libby (Elizabeth) Leonard Ericson of Santa Fe, New Mexico and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 5300 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412.  Interment will follow at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Violet, Texas.