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Nina Ann Thomas Staggs Glasgow

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Nina Ann Thomas Staggs Glasgow, 53, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018. She was born August 23,1964 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Frank and Linda Thomas.  She was a 1983 graduate of Roy Miller High School.

Nina lovingly cared for children as a daycare teacher for 26 years at Second Baptist Church and several years at Kindercare. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She was passionate about animals, especially cats.  She will always be remember for her kindness, sense of humor, compassion and generosity to everyone she knew.

Nina is survived by her husband, Michael Glasgow; son, Calvin and his father Bruce Staggs; her parents, Frankie and Linda Thomas; her brother, Frankie Thomas, Jr. and his children, Erik (Deborah) and Kelsey.

Visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. and the funeral service will begin at 11:30 A.M. Monday, March 19, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Pedro Xavier Pena

Pena, Pedro Xavier

Pedro Xavier Pena, 51, of Corpus Christi, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 1, 2018. He was born on August 18, 1966 to Pedro and Mary Pena.  After graduating from Richard King High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, and after serving his country came back home to Corpus Christi.  Pedro was devoted to God first, then family and friends.  He loved playing poker, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Kathleen Pena; his children, Jordan and his wife Ashley, Nicole and Joshua; his grandchildren, Abigail and Makayla Sanchez; his brothers, Pedro Pena, III, Jesse James Pena and Alex Pena; his sister, Yvette Pena; many nieces, nephews, their children and extended family members.

Visitation will be held from Noon until 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service to start at1:00 P.M. Friday, March 16, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel, 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 4607 FM 1889, Robstown, Texas  78380.

Following the graveside service, there will be a gathering of family and friends at the Al Almin Shrine, 2001 Suntide Road at IH-37, Corpus Christi, Texas 78409.

Elizabeth Caroline Gold Kimmel

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Elizabeth Caroline Gold Kimmel, 89, entered eternal rest Saturday afternoon, March 10, and has been reunited in heaven with her husband, Jesse, who left this world in December, 2007. Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her brother, Hugo Butch Gold; brother-in-law Barry Wood; nephews, Timothy O’Grady, Lucas Kimmel, Chip Wood, and niece Jennifer Vanderheiden.

Elizabeth is survived by her three children, Yvonne ( John ) Laurenson, Susan ( Walter ) Presley, and Mark ( Carolyn ) Kimmel. Also cherishing her memories are grandchildren,  Helen ( Gregory ) Jack, Lana Kimmel, Jim ( Kris ) Kimmel, Charity Robbin  and great-grandchildren, Jordan Kimmel, Conner Kimmel and Wolfgang Jack.

Elizabeth is also survived by her siblings, Bernadette ( Mike ) O’Grady, John ( Macy ) Gold, Mary Christine ( Jerry ) English, Alice Wood, and Waleta ( Jim ) Kimmel.

Elizabeth was born on November 7, 1928, to Hugo and Christine Hoelscher Gold, and was raised on a farm near Violet, TX. She attended Violet and IWA schools, and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet. On April 10, 1947 she married Jesse Kimmel, and they later joined St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in Annaville. Elizabeth was a member of the St. Anthony’s Historical Society, St. Peter’s Altar Society and the Daughters of The Republic of Texas.  She was also a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.  Elizabeth will be remembered for her love of family, her hard working spirit, and her devout faith.

The family would like to thank Alice, Dixie, and Jessica for their care and devotion to Elizabeth, as well as the nurses and aids from Christus Hospice.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 with the Rosary being be recited on Tuesday,  March 13, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Chapel.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Anthony  Catholic Church in Violet, Texas.

Interment will follow in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Violet, Texas.


Tony Lewis Heaton

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Tony Lewis Heaton passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the age of 82. He was born on July 24, 1935 an only son to Ruby Gourley Heaton and Olin A. Heaton in Jacksonville, Texas. Tony is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Erma, his daughter, Rebecca Heaton-Payne and her husband Cecil Payne of Corpus Christi, four cherished grandchildren, Kari Heaton, Krista Heaton, Kaycee Heaton and Kirby Heaton ,and many nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and good friend to many that knew him over the years.    Tony was preceded in death by his parents, O.A. and Ruby, his daughter Vicky Lynn , his son Tony(Sonny) Lewis Heaton ,Jr. and daughter in law, Beverly Ann Heaton.He spent his early years growing up in Harlingen, Texas. He graduated from Peacock Military academy in San Antonio in 1953 and attended Texas A & I University in Kingsville. Tony met and married Erma in Corpus Christi in 1958. Tony was a member of Corpus Christi Police Department for 16 years as a motorcycle officer and as a plain clothes detective, then resigned to become a commercial fisherman running several shrimp boats locally. Later he sold his boats , traveled with his kids rodeoing all over Texas and then later worked with Erma and Sonny at Heaton Cotton Company. He was an avid outdoorsmen his entire life as long as his health permitted. He loved to hunt and fish, always grew a garden to provide family and friends with tomatoes, and enjoyed cooking for everyone.Tony was a long time supporter of the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show.

The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Maggie Muniz for all the amazing care she provided for him over the years and always coming to our rescue many times. As well we would like to thank Dr.Charles Breeling, the doctors and nursing staff at Spohn South ICU and nursing staff at Post Acute South hospital for their kindness and care for him over past few months.  Entombment was in the Memorial Park Mausoleum in Robstown, Texas on Friday, March 9,2018 at 1:00 p.m.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday , March 17, 2018 at Sawyer- George Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association or charitable organization of your choice.

Nova N. “No-No” West

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Nova N. “No-No” West, 87, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She was born August 28, 1930 in Beeville, Texas to Floyd Ferdinand and Nora Augusta Gallagher Layton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Kenneth Boyd West, Sr. in 1984; her son, Richard West; and her granddaughter, Nicole West Horak.

She is survived by her children, Mary J. Mitchell, Kenneth B. West, Jr. (Dorothy), Monica Seaman (Steve), and Charlotte Lysinger; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren;  a sister-in-law, Nell Layton.

Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2045 18th Street, with Rev. Tomasz Kozub as celebrant. Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.