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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.

Louis “Ray” Hanna

Hanna, Ray

Louis “Ray” Hanna, age 87, of Calallen, Texas went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2019. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Sherwin Reynolds Aluminum after 37 years.

Ray graduated from Calallen High School in 1950, where he was a star athlete and even played on Calallen’s first baseball team. His love of sports carried on throughout his life and is well known from Flour Bluff to Calallen, from starting Laguna Little League in Flour Bluff to being Calallen’s number one fan.  Ray’s devotion to the community and its athletes brought great joy to his life.  His motto to a happy marriage and life was never to miss the tipoff, 1st pitch or 1st kickoff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Roy Hanna, Sr. and Mary Isabell Crow Hanna; sisters, Mildred Hanna and Ruth Bagnell; brothers, Bob Hanna and Edgar Hanna, Jr.; and his beloved son, Larry G. Hanna.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Penny Hanna; his sister, Harriet Benedick; his children, Clinta Grant, Kennith (Liz) Hanna, Curtis Hanna, Debbie (G.B.) Thomas, Tony (Deona) Gandy and Paul Gandy; fifteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 PM to 8 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Matthew William Moody

Moody, Matthew

Matthew William Moody, age 31, passed away September 11, 2019. He was born December 22, 1987 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Michael William Moody and Elma Moody.

He was preceded in death by his wife,Teresa Lynn Moody.

He is survived by his beautiful daughters, Marilyn Renee Moody and Emily Sue Moody; father, Michael William Moody; mother, Elma Moody; sister, Vanessa Moody Alvarez (Manuel); brother, Michael William Moody II; grandmother, Sue F. Moody. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Matthew was raised in Bluntzer, Texas and graduated from Banquete High School. He worked at his family-owned restaurant, Franks Spaghetti House, for many years.  He will always be remembered for his laughter and his boyish smile. Matthew will be deeply missed by his family and all that knew him.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 A.M at Sawyer George Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in San Patricio, Texas.