Archive for December, 2018

Fern D. Calloway

Calloway, Fern

Fern D. Calloway passed away on December 9, 2018.

She was a benevolent prayer warrior.

Fern is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jalmer Ray “Doc” Calloway; her parents, Charles and Lillie Dietzmann.

She is survived by sons, Ray (Cecelia) Calloway and Garland (Dawn Mundahl) Calloway; grandsons, Bryan (Niki) Calloway and Justin (Lily) Calloway; granddaughters, Vanessa (Brad) Kelly and Sarah (Jake) Prince; great grandchildren, Logan Calloway, Gavin Kelly, Ian Kelly, Hunter Prince and Ava Prince; brother, Dick (Barbara) Dietzmann; nephews, Brian and Cary Dietzmann.

Visitation will from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will conducted at 10am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown.

Pallbearers will be George Conde, Gary Capeheart, Steve Miller, David Krebs and Robert Knetig, Russell Menn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Littlejohn, Ricky and Wally Fears, Jon Duplantis, Craig and Lee Kitchens.

Special thanks to Villa Northwest and Thrive Memory Care and special angel, Frances Guckian.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to, St. John Lutheran Church building fund.



Dora Mae Ewers

Ewers, Dora

Dora Mae Ewers, age 73, of Corpus Christi, Texas entered Heaven’s gates on December 9, 2018.  She was born December 13, 1944 in Alice, Texas to Albert and Elsie Esch.  She is survived by her husband, Otto Ewers.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Dora was an amazing mom to many not only her children and grandchildren but for many years had welcomed other kids into their home when a need was there. Dora was an extraordinary woman and was never afraid to tackle any task from putting a roof on a house, landscaping the yard, to rescuing and bottle feeding a deer, there was not a task that mom would shy away from.

Survivors include her two sons, Michael (Stacie) Ewers of Kingsville, Texas and Kevin Ewers of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter, Brenda (Scott) Davis of Austin, Texas; sister, Janet (Ray) Herro of Papalote, Texas; brother-in-law, Larry (Janice) Ewers of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren, Megan Ewers (19), Cierra Davis (17), Chase Davis (17), Michaela Ewers (16), Grayson Davis (11), and Tanner Ewers (11).

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Thursday December 13, 2018 at River Hills Baptist Church with Brother Jody Simmons officiating.

Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday December 13, 2018 at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Linda Kaye Lawhon

Lawhon, Linda Kaye

Linda Kaye Lawhon, age 69, of Bishop, Texas passed away December 7, 2018.

She was born in Robstown, Texas on February 13, 1949 to George and Marian Nix.

Linda Kaye was a giving and selfless person whose strong faith and indomitable spirit created perpetual joy for life and the ability to see God’s beauty every day, even in His seemingly most ordinary creations. She loved her God, her family, her friends and life; she knew no strangers and was never without a compliment, kind word or an offer of help to any and all.  Linda Kaye took little and gave much, touching many lives in the small everyday ways that are ultimately the most profound, precious and lasting.  She was a woman of many exemplary qualities and will be missed by all whose path she crossed.

Linda Kaye and her family have been long standing and active members of the First Baptist Church in Bishop, Texas. She was active in the children’s and women’s ministries as well as many other church committees and activities.

Linda Kaye’s hobbies included playing cards and traveling, but her grandchildren brought her the greatest joy. She enjoyed watching Leighton and Pierce grow up through their activities – piano, sports, livestock shows, and everyday life. She loved spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dewey Lawhon; two sons; Darrell James (Tanya) Lawhon and Chad Wayne Lawhon both of Bishop, Texas; brother, George (Sandra) Nix of Belton, Texas; grandchildren, Leighton and Pierce Lawhon of Bishop, Texas.

Friends and family are cordially invited to greet the family during a visitation to be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Bishop, Texas.

Funeral services will conducted on Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Bishop, Texas with Pastor Lee Ortegon and Pastor Clif Abshier officiating.

Immediately following the burial at Restland Cemetery, all are invited to visit the family during a luncheon at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Pallbearers will be David Briley, Bob Cornett, Hal Walner, Lewis Walner, Dale Nix and Edwin Miller, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lamar Bailey and Vell Johnson.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed toward First Baptist Church, 305 E. 5th Street, Bishop, TX 78343.

Sylvester Schwirtlich

Sylvester Schwirtlich passed away peacefully on December 2, 2018. He was born in Windthorst, Texas to parents, Joseph and Otilia Schwirtlich on April 23, 1923.  At the age of five, he moved along with his parents to Violet, Texas where he helped his parents and siblings on the farm.  Sylvester worked for and retired from Champlain Refinery.  After retiring, he enjoyed RV traveling.  He and his wife were active members in the RV Recreational Club.  He also enjoyed gardening and repairing small motors.  He could grow fresh vegetables which he would give to family members and friends.  He also would help out those that needed a small motor fixed or needed some welding done.

Sylvester was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen; his parents, Joseph and Otilia Schwirtlich; six brothers; four sisters; and son-in-law, John.

Sylvester is survived by his daughter, Judy Foster; grandson, John T. Foster, Jr.; great grandchildren, Jack Foster and Kate Foster; one sister, Rosalie Frantz; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M. Sunday, December 9, 2018 with the Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with burial to follow at Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Beatriz C. Silva


Beatriz C. Silva, age 79, passed away on December 2, 2018. She was born on April 24, 1939 to Adrian Chapa and Mercedes Chapa.  She graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelor’s Degree and retired from Urban Engineering.

Beatriz is preceded in death by her father and mother, Adrian and Mercedes Chapa; husband, Rosendo Silva; brother, Victor M. Chapa; and sister, Gloria M. Morgan.

Beatriz is survived by her daughters, Sonia Silva and Olivia Montalbo (Robert Montalbo); brother, Adrian Chapa, Jr.; sisters Sylvia Saenz, Dalia Guerra, Mary Ann Gomez (Eddie), Rosa Ramirez (Santos); grandchildren, Michael Garcia, Maximus Montalbo, Mercedes Montalbo, Mitchell Montalbo and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home in Calallen.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home with interment to follow at Memory Gardens.