Archive for August, 2019

Alva Catherine Wylie

Wylie, AlvaAlva Catherine Wylie, 95, died on June 15, 2019, following a series of strokes. She was born on November 19, 1923, in Terrell, Texas, and grew up in Freer, Texas.  He parents were David and Faye Gantt of Alice, Texas.  Catherine moved to Alice, Texas, in 1956.  She was employed by Central Power and Light Company, and worked as secretary to five Gulf Coast District Managers before retiring in 1986.  She loved her work and she loved helping others.  Catherine volunteered for the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in Cypress, Texas and for Alice hospitals for fifteen years.  Catherine had an amazing amount of energy, was artistic and was very generous.  Friends and family remember spotting her zipping around Alice in her blue Ford Focus and delivering her unique self-made gifts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Mildred Bacon, and her daughter, Darla Farrell.

She loved the Lord, her children and her grandchildren. Catherine’s children are David Wylie (Christine) of Houston, Debra Richardson (Farris) of Alice and Darla Farrell of Houston. Her grandchildren are Kristen Burton (Clay), David Wylie (Nona) and Edward Farrell of Houston, Camille Delgado (Marc) of Richmond and Chad Richardson (Emily) of Pasadena, California.  Also known as Memom, Catherine was great grandmother to twelve great grandchildren.

Per her wishes, Catherine’s body was donated to Science Care in Coral Springs, Florida.

Family and friends are gathering to share favorite memories on September 7, 2019, at the home of Debra and Farris Richardson, 1808 Walker Drive, Alice, Texas 78332. The celebration of life will begin at 7:00 P.M.

She asked that memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 111 North Adams Street, Alice, Texas 78332, (361) 664-3801,

The family would like to thank Raul and Sam Sanchez, our friends and family members for the love and kindness shown during this difficult time.

Michael Jarad Adams


Michael Jarad Adams, 42, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on August 14, 2019. He was born on July 18, 1977 in McAllen, Texas to Cynthia Braeutigam and Joe Kelly Adams.

Jarad is survived by his son, Jordan A. Adams (Brianna), father Joe Kelly Adams, mother Cynthia Highfill Braeutigam (Franklin), brothers Jon Q. Adams and Randal W. Adams (Amy). He also leaves numerous family, friends and co-workers who will miss him dearly.

Jarad loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved to laugh and in return made others laugh.  He was a loving and devoted son, father and friend.  Jarad was a highly motivated hardworking certified Welder/Fabricator and was always ready to mentor those who were interested in the craft. Jarad was also infatuated with the precise science of creating the perfect sound whether it be through home theater or a car stereo. He leaves behind great memories that will be cherished by all, and his life will be celebrated by all who knew him for years to come.

A memorial service for Jarad will be held at 10:00  A.M. Saturday, August 24th at Grace Methodist Church 14521 Northwest Blvd.  Please keep all who are dealing with the loss of our beloved friend in your prayers.

There will be a benefit held for Jarad at Talbert’s on Rand Morgan Saturday afternoon.

Jarad would also be honored to be remembered as a True Patriot…

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his honor to the Chris Kyle Foundation at

Benton W. Kemp, Jr.

Kemp, BentonBenton W. Kemp Jr. passed away peacefully on Thursday August 15, 2019 at Bay Area Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 8, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Benton W. Kemp Sr and Shirley A. Morris.

Benton was married to Robin A. Fear on February 29, 1988. Benton worked in the air conditioning field for many years. He enjoyed fishing with his wife and grandchildren. Along with attending his grandchildren’s sports activities.

Benton is survived by his wife Robin (Fear) Kemp and their children; Todd Hudler, Benton Kemp III, and Krystal Kemp and grandchildren; Jayden Kemp, Skylar Hudler, Sophia Quintilla, Sarah Quintilla, Isaiah Quintilla and Michael Edwards. Along with many loving siblings, nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Service for Benton W. Kemp Jr. will be conducted at Sawyer-George Funeral Home in Calallen, Texas at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 24, 2019 with Pastor Rod Young of Church of Hope officiating.

lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Benton III’s ([email protected]) PayPal via friends/family.

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


Erline Crain

Crain, Erline

Erline Crain passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 (24 days prior to her 99th year birthday) at her home at Villa Northwest in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born September 7, 1920 in Manning, Arkansas to Bob and Ida Belle Womack.  Erline Womach married Elmar Crain in Rison, Arkansas on June 12, 1937.  In 1938 they moved to Corpus Christi.  She worked as a cafeteria manager for Clarkwood  I. S. D. and then for the City of Corpus Christi in the water department.  Erline, better known as “Mundoo”, will be greatly missed by all.  She was a member of Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother and her husband of 61 years, as well as a grandson, Marcus Sheets.

She is survived by her daughter, Maxie Bryant; one son, Jack (Linda) Crain; four grandchildren, Michael (Joni) Sheets and Sonny Sheets, Jackie Dayberry and Kelli (A.C.) Cavazos; four great grandchildren, Robert (Elizabeth) Sheets, David Sheets, Kalyn and Brien Cavazos; one great great granddaughter, Sybil Sheets.

Visitation will be held from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Monday, August 19, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carla Mathews officiating. Entombment will follow in Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church, 10500 Stonewall Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410, or to a charity of your choice.

Special thanks to Esther and Diana, providers of tender care, during this time.

Vera “Bettie” Elizabeth Arnold Moran

Moran, Betty

Vera “Bettie” Elizabeth Arnold Moran passed peacefully in her sleep on August 12, 2019 at the age of 86 in Tomball, Texas. Bettie was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 12, 1933.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Autie Allen Arnold, her brothers, Cecil “Sonny” Arnold and Jack Arnold, all of Corpus Christi. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe D. Moran after 46 years of loving marriage.

Bettie is survived by her two sons, Michael Hobie (Melissa Vaughn) Moran of Houston TX and Tracy Ryan (Lori) Moran of Waller, TX; daughter, Jana Moran Eley (Chris Eley) of Spring, TX; and her cherished Dora Linda Mickens.  Surviving grandchildren include Tommy Inman, Kelly Inman Beran (Stephen Beran), Nick Eley, Tyler Eley, and Trevor Moran.  She was so excited and proud of her first great grandson, Connor Beran.

During her years in Corpus Christi, Bettie was an active member of the church of Christ at Riverside where she was loved by all who knew her.  She made her home in Calallen and can be remembered for always having an open door for friends and family. Bettie was best known for her wonderful smile, giving spirit, and her amazing sense of style. In 2016, Bettie relocated to Tomball, TX to be closer to her family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 17, 2019 with a Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be private.