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Patsy Ruth Scull

Scull, Patsy

Patsy Ruth Scull, 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Odem on December 30, 2018.

She was the common thread that brought so many people together, friends and family.  There is one thing about Patsy that stood out above the rest:  She loved having visitors and sharing what she had with them.  Truly impressive to watch, she could hold a conversation engaging everyone in the room while cooking an entire meal for the whole family….. and then have the whole kitchen cleaned up without anyone realizing what she was doing because she was still talking and enjoying.  So as you can imagine, Patsy was loved and adored by the entire family, immediate and extended.

Patsy was completely involved in her community.  She was a  life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Odem and she worked at both Planter’s Grain Co-Op and Smith Gin Co-Op for many years.  She was also a part of the local farming community in partnership with her late husband, Charles Emmett Scull, from taking lunches to the field to hauling grain to the elevator.

She is survived by her three children, William Ray Scull (Christie), Patrice Lane (Ernie) and Routt Emmett Scull (Titia), all of Odem; eight grandchildren, James Ray Scull (Amy), Wade Scull (Carly), Bailey Surface (Chris), Jim Massey, Mikalah Gaither (Jarrod), Adam Lane, Rochelle Birmingham (Leonard) and Reanna Clark (Dustin); twelve great-grandchildren; sister, Billie Rae McFarland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 4, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Odem at 10 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Carroll Wayne Abel

Abel, Carroll

Carroll Wayne Abel passed away on December 26, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas after a brave fight against cancer.  He was born in Brownsville, Texas to Jesse Morris Abel and Margaret Pfeifer Abel on May 15, 1947.  Like his father, Carroll served in the U. S. Navy.  After honorable discharge from the Navy, he attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville and graduated  in 1976 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Mechanics.  Carroll was employed by Case Power & Equipment and by Anderson Machinery in Corpus Christi until his retirement. 

Carroll is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Audrey, and brother Don “Sonny” Abel.  He is survived by daughters, Stacey Reynolds (Beau) of Frisco, Texas,  Stephanie Dunn (Mykel) of Mathis, Texas and Eva Rodriguez (Francisco) of Corpus Christi. He is also survived by grandchildren Grayson and Walker Reynolds, Harley and Augustyne Dunn, Evelyn Allen and Maya Rodriguez.  His siblings Jesse Abel, Rebecca “Becky” Abel, and Robby Abel also survive him. 

Carroll had a passion for working with his hands. He could build and repair just about anything and had a gift for creating beautiful custom wood furniture and decor. He was an active member of Christ Central Baptist Church and called everyone Friend. He had the kindest heart imaginable and we all will miss him dearly. 

Jack W. Lester

Lester, Jackson

 Jackson Wheeler Lester, known to his friends as “Jack,” passed away on December 25, 2018 at the age of 73 years. He was born August 22, 1945 in Dallas, Texas to Herman Jack and Bertha Era Lester.

Jack enlisted in the United States Army at the age of twenty-two and served for three years. He graduated from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas and began a career in sales. He was a salesman and retired from Lakeland Marketing. Jack loved to go fishing, camping, and going to the movies. He was a Texas Longhorn, Houston Texan, and Houston Astros fan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Jack Lester and his mother, Bertha Era Lester.

Jack is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mercedes Lester; his three sons, Anthony Hernandez of Houston, Texas, Chris Lester of Dallas, Texas, and John Lester of San Marcos, Texas; his two grandsons, Jacob and Kobe Lester and his cat, Bruce.

Visitation will be on December 27, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sawyer-George Funeral


Funeral services will be conducted on December 28, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the Sawyer-George

Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Anthony Aquino, Ronnie Watson, Dan Markel


Interment will be at 11 a.m. at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The family would like to send their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the nurses at National Nursing and Rehab, and the nurses at Harbor Hospice.



Melvin E. Mauer


Melvin MauerMelvin E. Mauer, 91 died Thursday December 20, 2018.  He was born in Cuero, Texas on November 5, 1927 to Eugene R. Mauer and Nita Froelich Mauer.  He graduated from Corpus Christi High School and entered the Navy in 1944. He served in the Navy during  World War II.

He received his Bachelors Degree in 1952 for Secondary Education from A and I Kingsville.  Soon after he met the love of his life Kay Dawson and the following year they were married.  While pursuing his career in education he received his Master of Science degree in 1961.  He taught at Zavala Elementary and Mary Caroll High schools.  He finished his career in1985 as Dean of Allied Science At Del Mar College.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Kay Mauer; children, Deborah (Ken) Nugent, Dana (Corby) Peace, Dawn Mauer, and David Mauer;  grand children, Portia Adkins, Charles Adkins, Sean (Rachel) Rush; and great grand child Seja Anderson.

There we be a celebration of his life at the Coastal Bend Hall at Mirador Retirement Community, 5857 Timbergate Drive, Corpus Christi, on Thursday December 27th, at 10 AM.  As a remembrance the family suggest donations in Melvin’s honor to the charity of your choice.

William Wayne Wright

Wright, Wayne

William Wayne Wright went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, December 14, 2018. Wayne was born on January 6, 1954 to Milus Polk “Chico” Wright, III and Barbara Ann Williams Wright.  He was an amazing dad, husband, Bapo and friend.   He was an avid outfitter, fisherman and photography enthusiast.  Wayne was a man of simple pleasures and did everything his way. He was always available to anyone that needed help.  He had a great love for his wife and boys, and his love for his grandchildren was immeasurable.  He was their Bapo.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Barbara Gail Malek; and his nephew, Colton Jeff Wright.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Wright; his sons, Cullen (Sarita) and Brandon Wright; grandchildren, Baileigh Wright, Mason Blanchette, Kyndall Wright, Tyler Pavlas and Chase Pavlas; brothers, M. P. Wright, IV (Chris), Larry Wright (Lynne) and Tracy Wright (Julie); sisters, Harriett Malek (Jimmy) and Denise Lawhon (Randy); brother-in-law, Ted “Buddy” Malek. Wayne is also survived by his lifelong friend, Lee Cooke (Sharon), as well as many nieces, nephews, and a long list of friends.

Visitation will be from 5 PM until 7 PM Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum .

In lieu of flowers please send any donations to Juvenile Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.