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Patsy Ruth Clubb

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Patsy Ruth Clubb of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday, July 18, 2019. She was born on November 21, 1933 to Orville and Ellen Jarrett in Harlingen, Texas.

Patsy owned Stafford’s Western Ware. She was a correction officer at the Texas

Department of Justice, a March of Dimes Volunteer and involved in South Texas Trail Riders. Patsy graduated from what is now Miller High School.

Patsy is preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Ellen Jarrett, daughter, Pam Moore; and grandson, Justin Stafford.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Toti of Washington State; children, Ross Stafford, Jr. (Kay), Connie Braden (Chris), Lyn-Dee Brandon (Stewart) of Corpus Christi, Texas and Carol Lee (Reagan) of Rockport, Texas; grandchildren, Jeremy Stafford (Amanda), Jarrett Erwin, Tonya Prather (Austin), Le Ann Sandoval (Vinnie), Stacey Florence (Greg), Candice Moore and Tamela Gutierrez; and fifteen great grandchildren

A Memorial Service will be conducted at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

Janis Ligon

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Janis Marie Ligon peacefully passed away on July 15, 2019. She was born in Cuero, Texas on November 10, 1934. She married D. Elmon Ligon in 1952. They were married for 53 years before his death in 2005.

Janis is survived by two daughters, Jeannene Arnold and Jeanette Hart and two sons, Jeff Ligon and Jon Ligon. She is also survived by a sister, Wanelle (Nellie) Ligon and nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Janis will be cremated and her ashes interned next to her husband in the Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton, Texas in a private ceremony.

Kenneth Talley

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Kenneth Talley ,age 88, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away July 14, 2019.

He was born on September 8, 1930 in Corpus Christi, Texas to James Marvin Talley and Verga Vereen Oaks Talley.

Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army and served in the Korean War where is was awarded the Combat Infantry Medal.  Kenneth was  a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Texas A.F.& A.M. Kenneth worked for Halliburton and retired from Centex and later worked for the Tuloso-Midway School District. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a brother, Malcolm Jeryl (Diane) Talley of Victoria, Texas; his sister, Mary Talley Forister of Houston, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday July 19, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rebekah Rochte of Grace United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery at 3:30 P.M.

Jennifer Rose Bremer Smith 1981-2019

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Rose Smith, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 12, 2019, after a sudden illness. When Rose entered a room, joy and laughter entered as well. Vivacious Rose had a marvelous gift for lifting everyone’s spirits and welcoming them with open arms. Her smile and energy were contagious, and life was always better with Rose around. Generous beyond measure, loving and thoughtful, her presence will be so greatly missed.

Rose was born on March 30, 1981, in Corpus Christi, TX to Richard and Mary Bremer. In 1989 she moved to Shreveport and attended Evangel Christian Academy; then moved to Dallas in 1996, graduating from Carrollton Christian Academy in 1999. She received her bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing and master’s degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2003 and 2004. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and their strong sisterhood continues today. Rose worked for Jacobs-Weber Insurance for 12 years managing a national program insuring emergency equipment and fire truck dealers in 40 states. She was a trusted resource for each of her clients and helped grow the business through her relationships. Rose married her soulmate Adam in 2015 and had their miracle baby, Charlotte Rose, in 2017. Although Rose and Adam only had a short time together, they shared a lifetime of eternal love and happiness.  They absolutely adored each other, and Charlotte Rose shall be forever endowed with her mother’s sweet loving spirit.

Rose is preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Bernice Rognmoe; and grandfather, Luverne Bremer. She is survived by her loving husband, Adam Smith; their 2 year-old daughter, Charlotte Rose; parents, Richard and Mary Bremer; sister, Christine Lipscomb (Josh); grandmother, Esther Bremer; and nieces, Waverly, Violet and Chase Lipscomb. Rose is also survived by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Shae and D.J. Smith; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kelsey and Skylar Smith; along with many other family and friends.

Visitation services for Rose will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Sawyer George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX, 78410 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. A Memorial Service will be on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church, 14521 Northwest Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX, 78410 at 10:00 am with Pastor Mark Porterfield. Honorary pallbearers are Bryce Alexander, Ryan Baggett, Pat Hull, Josh Lipscomb, J.T. Maddox IV, Chris McFaddin, Tommy Najvar, Berry Peterson, Kelsey Smith and Brian Tiller.

Memorial donations in memory of Rose may be made to the Wesley Community Center, P. O. Box 7099, Corpus Christi, TX 78467-7099.

Jackie Lee Albert



Jackie Lee Albert, age 67, of Indiana, PA and Sandia, TX, peacefully passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA) after bravely fighting cancer.  He was born in January 4, 1952 in Sigourney, IA to Lael “Bosty” and Reta (VanDee) Albert.

Jackie grew up in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1970.  He then began his career in the Gas industry in Texas with The Western Company of North America. In 1983 he and his family relocated to Indiana, bringing and establishing “Western” in Pennsylvania. In the summer of 1987, he and Doug Henson founded Appalachian Well Services in Shelocta, PA. After a very successful 21 years in business, they retired from Appalachian Well Services and have remained friends and entrepreneurs.

Jackie loved life, the Dallas Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs. He enjoyed spending time at his cattle ranch in Sandia, TX, the view from atop his San Antonio condominium, and walking the beach of Port Aransas with his wife Sharon and dog George.  But above all, Jackie loved his family most.  He was a loving father to his son and daughter,  always willing to give them guidance and support.  He enjoyed spending time with his five grandchildren, watching them participate in various activities.  He could often be found in the crowd cheering them on at their football, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, basketball and hockey games.

Jackie was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend. He will always be remembered as the legendary, bigger than life, one-of-a-kind, loving, intelligent, strong willed, giving, proud, story telling man that will be greatly missed by many!

He is survived by his caring wife of 45 years, Sharon Havelka Albert, Indiana; one daughter, Lori R. Albert, Corpus Christi, TX and one son, Andrew Albert and wife Courtney, Indiana; five grandchildren, Casey and Matteson Kapa, Cameron, Caroline and Jackson Albert; his mother Reta Albert, Corpus Christi, TX; two brothers and two sisters, Loren Albert, Sandia, TX; Steve Albert and wife Jill, Sandia, TX; Mary Beth Riley and husband Larry, Corpus Christi, TX; Tamra Kemp and husband Willie, Sandia, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father (Bosty), a sister-in-law, Becky Albert and a brother-in-law, Randy Havelka.

Jackie grew up attending St. Theresa Catholic Church in Corpus Christi, TX and was a current member of St. Thomas More University Parish, Indiana.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. with the Rosary beginning at 7 P.M. at the Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, PA. Friends will also be received on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Corpus Christi, TX from 3 to 6:30 P.M. with the Rosary recited immediate following.