Archive for June, 2018

Peggy Jean Keeble Phillips

Phillips, Peggy

Peggy Jean Keeble Phillips, 82 of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away June 29, 2018. She was born February 9, 1936 in Mexia, Texas and was a member of River Hills Baptist Church.  Peggy grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from Ray High School. She met her soon to be husband, Charles W. Phillips while he was stationed at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi. The couple married on April 3, 1953. She and her husband of 65 years were owners of Robstown Auto Parts and Radiator Shop, Stonewall Beauty Salon, Stonewall Shopping Center, Stonewall Mobile Home Estates North, Stonewall Mobile Home Estates South, Jackson Woods Mobile Home Park, and Phillips, Inc. Peggy had a love of music which was instilled in her at a very early age as she grew up singing in her church choir. Alzheimer’s may have stole many precious memories from her, but it could not take her love of music, the words to every song that was practically ever written, and the joy and laughter that came along with teach tune. Her all-time favorites were the old time gospel hymns.  Peggy’s love of God was unwavering and she lived each day to the fullest with the belief of the old adage, “This too shall pass.” She and her husband supported various Christian ministries throughout the world and did so through their charitable foundation; Phillips Charitable Foundation which was established with the mission statement to “Spread the Word of Jesus Christ to the four corners of the earth.” Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Ruby Keeble, father and mother in-law, Frank and Selma Phillips, and grandson, James Landers.  She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Phillips of Corpus Christi, Texas; son, Charles (Gina) of Pace, Florida; daughter, Pamela Landers (Dave) Horton of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren, Jeremy Landers, Jacquelyn (Jimmie) Williams, Joshua Landers, Jeanne (Michael) Hominick, Will Phillips; her five great grandchildren of whom she adored; Brandon, Maya, Hannah, Hayden, and Bradley; sister, Ann Staton of Houston, Texas and brother, Kenneth Keeble of Hallettsville, Texas numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Visitation will be from 4:00 6:00 P.M. Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Sawyer- George Funeral Home Chapel.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 2, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Willis Moore officiating.   Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park and a celebration of her life will be held immediately afterwards.  Pallbearers; Austin Brickman, Cage Brickman, Hagan Brickman, Jackie Keeble, Carl Maxwell, Byron Sharon.

Marilee Deer

Deer, Marilee

Marilee Deer, 86, a longtime resident of Corpus Christi, TX passed away on Wednesday June 27, 2018. She was born in Beeville, TX on December 22, 1931 to Walter Calhoun and Mary Hodges Calhoun. She was a Beeville High School and SMU Graduate.  She was an Elementary Grade School Teacher for 20 years. She donated over 40+ years in helping children through the organization, “Elidad Temple Daughters of The Nile” and several other organizations. She was a long-time member of Grace United Methodist Church. Marilee had a lot of long lasting friendships and truly enjoyed playing weekly games with groups of wonderful ladies.  Marilee was the matriarch of the family and always a source of joy and togetherness.  While she had an elegant and proper demeanor she knew how to have fun and live life to the fullest. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.  On August 11, 1952, Marilee married, Jack A. Deer and they celebrated 60 years of marriage until Jack’s passing on November 12, 2012.

Marilee is preceded in death by her parents to Walter Calhoun and Mary Hodges Calhoun, husband Jack A. Deer, beloved sister Dorothy Carter and husband Ray Don, and son Steven Deer.

Marilee is survived by sons David Deer (wife Cheryl), Jeff Deer (wife Lajuan), her grandchildren Angela Spinhirne (husband Lucas), Wesley Deer (wife Shelley), Steven Deer II (wife Jenna), and Bubba Wilder, her great-grandchildren Mary Claire, Lynlee, Ethan, Cadence, Hunter, Harper, and Mia, loving nieces Lisa, Diane, and Christie as well as their families and many other extended family members who she loved.

Services will be held at Sawyer George Funeral Home in Calallen, TX on Saturday June 30, 2018. Visitation/Viewing at 1:00pm, Funeral Services will be officiated by Pastor Jason Fry and Pastor Rebekah Rochte at 2:00pm, Gravesite Service will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Beeville, TX.

Pallbearers are Steven Deer II, Wesley Deer, Lucas Spinhirne, Mike Ortiz, Greg Whitaker, Carter Whitaker, Conner Whitaker, and Calvin Whitaker

In lieu of flowers please, per the wishes of Marilee donate to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX ( or to Grace United Methodist Church, 14521 Northwest Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78410, Phone: 361.933.0109,

Rebecca Sue (West) Albert

Albert, Rebecca

Rebecca Sue (West) Albert, 68, passed away at her home on June 26, 2018 surrounded by her family. Becky was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 6, 1950 to Guy West, Jr. and Rita Wynn West. Becky graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1968 and began a long and successful secretarial career. “Miss Beck” was highly respected throughout the construction and oilfield industry as a skilled secretary with an outgoing personality. Becky retired from Texas Equipment Rental in 2016. She was of the Catholic faith and was an active member of St. Francis-Assisi Catholic Church at Lake Corpus Christi. She expressed every day that one of her greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren. They all brought her so much pride and happiness.


Becky was preceded in death by her parents, Guy West, Jr. and Rita Wynn West.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Loren Albert; children, Nathan Albert, Keith Albert (Katrina), Erica Haigood (Vince); brothers, Gary West (Sharon), Richard West (Sharon); sisters, Judy West, Debby West, Cindy Morin (Alfred); her eleven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 P.M that same evening.

Funeral Services will be held at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery; 4607 FM 1889, Robstown, Texas.

Mary Jyeton Whitworth

Whitworth, Jyeton

Mary Jyeton Whitworth, 98, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, at her personal care home in Missouri City, Texas.  She was born June 6, 1920, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Charley Vernon Hoskins and Lessie Marie Boleman Hoskins.  She lived in the Corpus Christi area until moving to Sugar Land, in 2003, to live with her daughter and son-in-law.


Jyeton was married to Abraham Oliver Whitworth from July 3, 1939, until his death on August 20, 2001. She is survived by one of her ten siblings, Callie Inez Kovack, of Massilon, Ohio; by her daughters, Harriet (John) Garland of Sugar Land, Texas, and Debrah (Trent) Cole of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas;  three granddaughters, Beverly Garland of Cedar Creek, Texas; Melinda Garland (David) Pomerinke, of Walla Walla, Washington; and Darla Magee,  of Kernersville, North Carolina;  two great-grandsons,  Douglas (Shelby) Pomerinke, of Milton, Washington,  and John David Pomerinke;  her niece, Cathey Kelley, of  Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; and an additional 17 nieces and nephews, all dear to her.


Jyeton and Abe were very involved members of Grace United Methodist Church, and she served in many capacities in the United Methodist Women. She was a good planner and organizer and often found herself in charge of large group meals. Her organizational skills became very evident when she and Abe developed a strong and profitable Shaklee business and served in leadership positions for over 30 years. Their Shaklee business provided opportunities for travel and many lasting friendships.


The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., in the chapel at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. Burial will follow at Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), to any of the contribution options (

Travis M. Campbell

Campbell, Travis

Travis M. Campbell passed away at his home on June 15, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 30, 1940 to Dorothy Barrett and Travis Wiley Glover.  At the age of 10, Travis was adopted by Coyle A. Campbell who had married Dorothy.

Travis was raised in the Baptist Church and was faithful to his religious upbringing. During his school years he was active in sports, excelling in football and baseball.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing and raising cattle.

On July 10, 1958, Travis began basic training in the U.S. Army at Ft. Leonardwood, MO.  He attended jump school at Ft. Bragg, NC., earning his parachutist badge and was assigned to the “All American” 82nd Airborne squadron.  Travis was stationed for 13 months duty in Okinawa, Japan.  He was discharged on July 20, 1961 to reserve status.  On December 2, 1961, Travis was redrafted due to the Cuban crisis, was stationed in Ft. Polk, LA., and was discharged on August 7, 1962 .  Service to his country was always a source of pride.

For over 57 years of his life, Travis worked in various jobs in the area, from oilfield to refineries, including Coastal States Refinery and Reynolds Metals Company. Lastly, he worked 7 years for the State of Texas, TDCJ division.

Travis is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sandra, his children, Travis Jr., Suzanne Banfield (Brett), Brian, Jason (Tiffany), 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19,2018 from 6-8pm. at Sawyer George Funeral Home and chapel services, June 20, 2018 at 12:30pm at Sawyer George Funeral Home with Brother Robert Simmons officiating.  Military Honors 2:00pm at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wreaths Across America (, or a charity of your choice.