Archive for category Obituaries

Virginia Geraldine Atkinson Miller

Virginia Geraldine Atkinson Miller, 87, passed away on December 11, 2015.

Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Robstown Cemetery.

Linda Lee Jackson

Jackson, Linda

Linda Lee Jackson, 79, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. She was born June 10, 1938 in San Benito, Texas to Woodrow Wilson and Katherine Watson Peery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 53 years, Van Aubrey Jackson, Jr. on April 7, 2009.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Robert) Moseley of Calallen, Texas; her son, Dennis (Toni) Jackson of Tyler, Texas; her sister, Kathy Grumble of Beeville, Texas; her grandchildren, Robert (Martha) Moseley, Cody (Jillian) Moseley, Shayla (Kevin) Parker, Kelsi (Brian) Fetterman, Christy (Kyle) Malek, and Derek Muccitelli; her great grandchildren, Savana, Kendahl, Ryleigh, Morgan, Stetson, Kenadie, Mikaylyn, Aubrey, Judah and Olivia.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery with Eddie Carrizales officiating. Burial will follow.

Jose Alvar Salinas

Salinas, Jose

Jose Alvar Salinas, 75, went to be with his Lord on December 9, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1942 to Alonzo and Zelfa Hinojosa in Hebbronville, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ovidio Hinojosa, Rafael Hinojosa and Hector Mario Hinojosa; sisters, Dubelza Medina and Ilsa Almaraz; one sister-in-law, Mary Hinojosa, and  adoptive parents, Jesus and Celia Salinas.

He is survived by his wife, Hope Salinas of Corpus Christi; daughters, Diana (Baldemar) Pena and Denise (Richard, Jr.) Sanchez of Bryan, Texas; granddaughters, Amarissa and Lianna Pena of Corpus Christi; brothers, Orlando Ruben Hinojosa of San Antonio, Texas, Israel (Sylvia) Hinojosa of Boerne, Texas, Robert (Nelda) Hinojosa of New Caney, Texas; sisters, Odilia (John) Wong of Conroe, Texas and Maricela (Rene) Perez of Crockett, Texas; brother-in-law, Ricardo Almaraz of Hebbronville, Texas; sisters-in-law, Carmela Hinojosa of Cypress, Texas and Estella Hinojosa of San Antonio, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 with a “Going Home” celebration at 7 p.m. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel and at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Journey Church with Pastor Dean Bearden and Pastor Arnold Moreno officiating. Interment will be at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Ruby Lee Toomes


Ruby Lee Toomes entered the gates of Heaven on December 5, 2017 surrounded by the love and support of her family. Her life began with her birth on July 31, 1937 in Fulton, Missouri to the late Luther and Ora Davis. She met the love of her life while working as a carhop at a drive-in.  Ruby and Harold later married on July 2, 1955. She worked as a beautician for many years and owned Ruby’s Shear Design Salon until she put down her shears to enjoy retirement. Ruby was a long time active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  She was an exemplary example of pure elegance and grace.  Ruby had a beautiful heart and soul and will be greatly missed by many.  Her legacy will live on in the hearts of all who knew and love her.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Joe) Beard; son, Dale (Connie) Toomes; grandchildren, Amber, Ryan (Janette), and Megan Beard, Ashley (Santos) Sanchez and Austin Toomes; great grandchildren, Madison and Rylee Beard, Jaxon Sanchez; sisters, Katie M. Tenney, Helen (Raymond) French.

Ruby was greeted in Heaven by her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Harold Toomes.

Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday, December 11, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Canon Beverly Patton and The Rev. Richard Speer officiating.

Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in memory of Ruby.

Charlotte Sanders Clanton

Clanton, Charlotte

Charlotte Sanders Clanton, 68, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was born October 12, 1949 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Dewey Sanders Sr. and Rowena Lawrence Sanders Tyler.

She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Gary Clanton; her daughter, Tina (Randy) Bayne; her son, Craig Clanton; her daughter, Misty (John) Abshire; her grandchildren, Nichole Bayne, Lacey Bayne, Tyler Clanton, Christian Bayne, Brandon Bayne and Jaxson Abshire; 3 great grandchildren; her brother, Roy Sanders Jr.; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 8, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.