Archive for September, 2019

Bernard Adickes, Sr.

Adickes, Benard

Bernard Adickes, Sr., age 74, passed away September 26, 2019. He was born June 30, 1945 in Meyersville, Texas to Roland and Elfie Adickes.

Bernard enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of eighteen, served a tour in Vietnam and was honorably discharged after four years.

He moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1969 to begin his career as a diesel mechanic before working as a pipefitter.

He loved to hunt, fish, spend time with his family and watch the Houston Astros and Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Adickes and his mother, Elfie Adickes.

Bernard is survived by his wife, Evona Adickes, his son, Bernard Adickes, Jr. (Lisa) of Corpus Christi, Texas; his stepdaughter, Shawn Walston (Joe) of Paint Rock, Texas; his grandchildren, Ashley and Amber Adickes of Corpus Christi, Texas, Elizabeth Stephens (Mark) of Benbrook, Texas, Joe Walston (Reba) of Paint Rock, Texas and his great-grandchildren, Trystian Walston, Harlee Stephens, Jakob and Luke Walston. He is also survived by four sisters, Vyrna Noack (Buddy) of Cuero, Texas, Connie Leck (Gus) of Thomaston, Texas, Dot Hoffman (Jerry) of Lindenau, Texas, Shirley Nelson (Larry) of Meyersville, Texas and many nieces and nephews that are very close to his heart.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

The family would like to sincerely thank the trauma nurses and doctors at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline.

Michael Leroy Creel


Michael Leroy Creel was called home on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the age of 76 after a short, hard fought battle with cancer. Mike was born February 3, 1943 in Elgin, Texas to J. Leroy and Fannie Mills Creel. He spent his childhood playing outdoors, hunting, fishing and causing trouble. As a young adult, Mike enjoyed drag racing Harley Davidsons and other motorcycles, fishing, piloting airplanes, and handling anything with a motor. During his professional carrier, Mike traveled all over Texas as a successful salesman, working his way up to a District/Regional Manager position with Cain’s Coffee Company until he finally settled with his family in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1988. There, he not only joined the Coastal Bend Restaurant Association and the Greater Corpus Christi Hospitality Association, of which he was the treasurer for both, he also built life long relationships with his customers over cups of coffee. In 2002, he and his daughter Brandi, opened their own gift store, Today Tomorrow Always Engraving & Gifts where he spent much of his time. Mike semi-retired in 2008 and became an ambassador for Heartland Payment Systems, helping local businesses with credit card processing until his death. Mike was known for his straight forward honesty, laid back charm, and piercing blue eyes. He never met a stranger and loved working in customer service, watching football and racing of any kind, telling the best stories and worst jokes, but spending time with his family and friends was his favorite thing of all. He goes home to be reunited with his parents and step brother. Left to cherish their memories of him are his sons, Michael Leroy Creel, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, Robert Thomas Creel of Kyle, Texas, and daughter Brandi Michelle Steeb and husband Joseph of Corpus Christi, Texas, grandchildren Brittany, Ian, and Jemma Skye, sister Sallie Gant and husband Gary, brother Judd Scott, stepsisters Deborah “Cricket” Morrison and Ann Younger, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9:00am followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00am at Sawyer-George Funeral Home in Corpus Christi, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to cover funeral and final expenses. Donations can be made to,or by contacting Joseph Steeb at 361-537-6005 or [email protected]



Jason Scott Ebert



Jason Scott Ebert, 48, was called home to the Lord on September 13, 2019.  He was born on April 18, 1971.  He is a graduate of Mary Carroll High School.  He grew up in Corpus Christi and spent his adult life living in Houston, TX.

He was hard working, self employed, free-spirited and adventurous, the life of the party.

He is survived by his mother, Brenda Gail Scott of Corpus Christi; his father, Richard Alfred Ebert of Keauhou, HI; sister, Heather Ebert Arteaga (Jorge) of Portland, TX; brother, Jeremy David Ebert (Lauren) of Plantersville, TX; lovingnieces and nephews,  Megan Nicole, Allison Briana, Eric Michael, Ashley Amelia, Mason Tanner, Arden Alyssa, Kaleb Jonathan and Lela Madison.

There will be an extended viewing (no service) held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 10-11:30am at Sawyer George Funeral Home 12497 Leopard, Corpus Christi, TX 78410. 361-242-3205

Friends and family are welcomed to join us in sharing memories and stories at his mother’s residence at 11101 Forest Hill Lane in Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Vernalyn Bradshaw

Bradshaw, Vernalyn

Vernalyn Bradshaw, 88,  passed away on September 18, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She was born on February 1, 1931 in Kingsville, Texas to Vernet Byron Awbrey and Mary Lynn Lanfear Awbrey.

She was an elementary school teacher in the Corpus Christi Independent School District and taught first grade at London School and had the joy of teaching her own children.  Vernalyn retired from teaching in the public schools and taught many years at a local daycare before running her own home daycare. She loved  gardening, especially flowers, camping, reading and family gatherings.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Vernet Byron and Mary Lynn Lanfear Awbrey.

Vernalyn is survived by her husband, Claude Marshall Bradshaw, Jr.; daughters, Linda Carolyn Loyd (Randy), Fae Jean Faber (Marc) and Mary Kathryn Pennington (Chris); grandchildren, Robert Bevly (Amanda), Melinda Thompson (John), Alex Bevly (Cynthia), Michael Faber (Cecilia), Emily Faber and Chelsi Roach.

Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 12 noon until 1:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Patrick Hammack officiating.

Interment will follow at 3:00 P.M. in the Chamberlain Cemetery in Kingsville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Sunny Glen Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1373, San Benito, Texas 78586.

Cruz S. Rodriguez

Rodriguez, Cruz

Cruz S. Rodriguez, age 89, was called to be with the Lord on September 16, 2019.

Cruz Rodriguez was a veteran of the United States Army, was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was very active throughout his years, a hard worker and provider for his family. He loved sports, but football and baseball were his favorites. Cruz loved working outdoors and going for drives. He will always live in our hearts and forever be missed by friends and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his son, Tino Rodriguez.

Mr. Rodriguez is survived by his wife, Adelita F. Rodriguez; two children, Jim Rodriguez (Melissa) and Rita Cruz (Danny); four grandchildren, Michele Galvan (Randy), Jim Ross Rodriguez (Amanda), Jason Anthony Rodriguez and Marisa Danielle Cruz; two great grandchildren, Randy Lee Galvan Jr. and Royce Daniel Galvan; and many cousins, nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

Visitations will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. with the Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Sawyer George Funeral Home Chapel.

The Funeral Mass will be at celebrated at 11 A.M. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. Thursday.