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Monday, December 27, 1999

ADAMS

Susan Lynette Adams, 48, local banker, was killed in an auto accident December 23, 1999.
Susan was a long time employee of Citizens State Bank with a short period of time with First Community Bank. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ganado, attended Gateway Baptist Church, was a former Brownie, Girl Scout and member of the Kiwanis Club. She was a devoted daughter, a loving mother and faithful wife. Susan loved working with people and gave much time to her job. She loved her family, her friends and her God.
She was preceded in death by her father, Roscoe Smith and a sister, Alice Nell Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Adams; beloved mother, Nell Smith; two sons, Brad and Clint (Tamra) Freeman; four step children: Holly, Jason and Josh and Megan Adams.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999, in Gateway Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.

ADDKISON

Lyndall E. Addkison, age 85, passed away Friday, December 24, 1999 at a local hospital.
Mrs. Addkison was born on May 11, 1914 in Farmersville, Texas to the late James and Minnie Gallimore. She was married to C.L. Addkison on October 2, 1932 in Bee County, Texas. To this marriage was born six children. She was a long time resident of Corpus Christi, retiring in Rockport for 27 yeas and then recently returning to Corpus Christi. She was member of the Rockport Church of Christ. Lyndall was loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother.
Survived family include her husband of 67 years; Cecil Lee Addkison of Corpus Christi, her children; James C. Addkison of Charco, Texas, Tom (Nell) Addkison and Sue (Tom) Blackstone all of Corpus Christi, Texas. Jo Ann (Fred) Falldine of West Palm Beach, Fl., Lynda (Mickey) Jennings of Robstown, Tx and Bob (Linda) Addkison of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Joseph Gallimore of Orange Grove, Tx. and Kenneth Gallimore of Marble Falls, Tx. Two sisters, Sherrill Grady of Pampa, Tx. and Elizabeth Robinson of Clute, Tx. 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cherokee Childrens Home, or to the charity of one choice.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at the Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a Private family burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wes, Mick, Steve Addkison, Tom and Mike Blackstone, Kevin Jennings, and Mike Addkison.

AYALA

Margarita A. Ayala, age 92, passed away December 22, 1999.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Roberto O. Ayala; a sister, Frances A. Hinojosa and a brother, Hector R. Acuna.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Severa and Juan M. Perez of Corpus Christi; sister, Consuelo A. Muniz of Chula Vista, CA; three brothers: Ignacio R. Acuna and Pedro R. Acuna both of Corpus Christi and Ramiro R. Acuna of Houston; step-mother, Victoria Acuna of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family received friends on Sunday, December 26, 1999 from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Trevino Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 1999 for a 9:00 a.m. mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Bobby Trevino.

BAUTISTA

Elizabeth Maria Bautista, 35, passed away Sunday, December 26, 1999 in a local hospital. Services are pending with Memory Gardens Funeral Home.

BENAVIDES

Pablo Benavidez passed away on Saturday, December 25, 1999, at a local hospital at the age of 78.
Visitations will begin on Monday, December 27, 1999 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Funeral Home with a prayer service to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening in the chapel.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

CANALES

BENAVIDES - Oralia M. Oliveira Canales, 67 years old, died December 25, 1999 in a Corpus Christi hospital. She was a retired LVN. A devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife. Besides her immediate family she also held in high esteem with great love the family of Velia G. and Crescencio Oliveira of Benavides, whom she acknowledges as her parents. Preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.
Survivors include her husband, Benito Canales, Beeville, Texas; one son, Celso Ricardo (Cynthia) Oliveira, Benavides, Texas; three step-sons, Mario (Tita) Canales, Beeville, Texas, Benito (Janice) Canales, Jr., San Antonio, Texas, Xavier (Josie) Canales, Houston, Texas; three daughters, Dee Dee (Tito) Bernal, Beeville, Texas, Rosy Oliveira, Austin, Texas, Adriana (Henry) Alvidrez, Austin, Texas; two step-daughters, Gracie DeRusse, Corpus Christi, Texas, Yolanda Rendon, San Antonio, Texas; four brothers, Pedro (Aurora) Munguia, Corpus Christi, Texas, Alonzo (Odilia) Munguia, Concepcion, Texas, Leopoldo (Nancy) Munguia, Orange Grove, Texas, Ramiro (Simona) Munguia, Martindale, Texas; one sister, Manuela Deault, San Francisco, California; 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be recited Monday (12-27-99) at 7:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Chapel in Benavides.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday (12-28-99) at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at the Benavides Cemetery.
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

EHRENBERG

James Francis Ehrenberg passed away December 26, 1999. He was 83. Grave-side service will be Monday, December 27, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Refugio, Texas. the Reverend Betty Dietz officiating.
Mr. Ehrenberg was born in Russellville, Arkansas, May 23, 1916. He was one of two sons born to Herman and Edna Odem Ehrenberg. The family moved to San Antonio, Texas where Mr. Ehrenbery received his education. In the early 1940's, he moved to Refugio, Texas, where he worked for Stanlin Oil Company, later for Humble Oil Company and retired in the late 1980's from Exxon Oil Company, Kingsville Office.
Mr. Ehrenberg, a Lutheran, married Mona Corrine Armstrong December 15, 1941 in The Lutheran Church of Sinton, Texas. They bought a farm in Alice, Texas and lived there until their failing health required a move to River Ridge Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, where they resided until their deaths. Mr. Ehrenberg is survived by a niece, Marion Armstrong Craft and her husband, Jim Craft of Reugio, Texas, a great niece, Lynda Craft Maenius of Fort Worth, Texas, a great nephew, Ross Craft, of Fort Worth, three great, great nephews, Lt. Chase Craft Maenius, of Los Angeles, CA, Justin Ross Maenius, of College Station, Texas and Corbin Monroe Craft of Fort Worth, and a cousin, Marvin Odem of San Antonio, Texas.
Preceding Mr. Ehrenberg in death were his wife of 51 years, Mona Armstrong Ehrenberg who died in 1997, his parents Herman and Edna Ehrenberg and on brother. Memorial contributions may be made to South Texas Children's Home, P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, Texas 78102 or preference of donor.

JONES

Marcie Jones, age 71, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at a local hospital. Mrs. Jones was born on August 21, 1928 to the late Rol and Ruby Brown in Wynona, Okla.
Surviving family include her children, Teresa (Dale) Hoff of Corpus Christi, Texas and Brian (Tammy) Jones of Va. and very special family members, Leslie and Robert LaBrutta of San Antonio, Texas and ten grandchildren. She will be remembered as a Loving mother and grandmother. Visitation will be held at 12:00 noon till 12:45 on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at the Memory Gardens Mausoleum, with a 1:00 p.m. graveside service to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

MILNER

Jimmy Lee Milner, 42, of Corpus Christi, passed away Friday, December 24, 1999 after a short battle with cancer. He was currently employed at Rabalais Electric Co. In the past he worked for several oil field co. Jimmy was a member of the P.B.A. Having received numerous awards. He was an avid Hunter and enjoyed the outdoors and the ranch.
He is survived by his wife, Nora Milner, four daughters, Wendy Milner, April Milner, Andrea Milner, Amanda Milner; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Betty Milner, all of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Jackie (Tim) Kilpatrick of Kaufman, Texas, Jill (David) Livingston of Robstown, Texas; two nephews, James Davis of Bandera, Texas, Dallas Guzman of Corpus Christi; four nieces, Daryl Livingston of Robstown, Kristina Guzman, Shannon Guzman, all of Austin; Lori Davis of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters-in-law Cindy (Carlos) Guzman of Austin, Rosie Canales of Corpus Christi; three brothers-in-law, Carlos Canales of Austin, Danny Canales of Corpus Christi, Paul Canales of San Antonio; maternal grandmother Hazel Wostal Hominick; father and mother-in-law Roel Canales and Dora Couling Canales, all of Corpus Christi.
The family will be receiving friends Monday, December 27,1999 at St. Phillip The Apostal Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Rites of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. at St. Phillip The Apostal Catholic Church. Grave side services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Benavides Cemetery.
In liew of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society for research.

RAMIREZ

Genaro Ramirez, born July 10, 1923 in Taft, Texas, passed away December 24, 1999 unexpectedly in Houston, Texas.
Genaro served in the active as well as in the reserve army, and as a Police Reserve in San Patricio County. He retired from the CCAD after working 34 years. Genaro enjoyed gardening and loved his dog "Rusty" and parrot "Chema".
He is preceded in death by his parents, Nicolas and Jacinta Ramirez; sons Genaro Ramirez, Jr. and Guadalupe Ramirez.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ramona Ramirez; sons Juan (Olga) Ramirez, and Samuel Ramirez both of Corpus Christi; daughter, Teresa (Juan) Villarreal of San Benito; step-son, David (Josie) Ochoa of Corpus Christi; step-daughters, Betty (Emilio H.) Guajardo of Houston, Texas and Yolanda (Mayo) Guttierrez of Corpus Christi; brothers, Leopoldo Ramirez, Sr. of Taft, Juan Ramirez, Sr. of Kingsville, Ernesto Ramirez, Sr. of Corpus Christi, and Nicolas Ramirez, Sr. of Taft; sisters, Leonor Garcia of Odessa, Elvira Rios of San Antonio, Maria Garcia of Taft; fourteen grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel on December 27, 1999 with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Emilio Guajardo, Jr., Roberto Ramirez, Michael Gutierrez, and Arron Villarreal. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Leopoldo Ramirez, Jr., Juan Ramirez, Jr., Nicholas Ramirez, Jr., David Ramirez, Joseph Garcia, and Fernando Rios.

RAMON

ROBSTOWN - Jose M. "Joe" Ramon Sr., 70, passed away on Friday, December 24, 1999 in a Corpus Christi hospital after a sudden illness. He was born on March 12, 1929 in Petronila, TX to Guadalupe Ramon and Antonia Musquez Ramon. Mr. Ramon was a parts supervisor with Corn Products Company for over thirty years, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a U.S. Navy CB reserve for over sixteen years, a lifelong resident of Robstown, a very active volunteer with the Catholic Youth Organization, and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of forty-eight years: Eulalia Salas Ramon of Robstown, six sons: Joe (Gracie) Ramon Jr. and Roy (Sonia) Ramon both of Corpus Christi, Ray (Vicky) Ramon of Robstown, Lee (Nelda) Ramon of Alice, Leo (The Late Sylvia) Ramon of Robstown, Rex (Jo Ann) Ramon of Alice, one daughter, Lily (John David) Martinez of Portland, his brothers include: Augustin (The Late Nasaria) Ramon of Robstown, The Late Cirilo "Lito" (Blasa) Ramon of Robstown, Jimmy (The Late Sylvia) Ramon and Matias (Jovita) Ramon both of Corpus Christi, six sisters: Minnie (Manuel) Bentancourt of Houston, Anita (Jesus) Escareno of Robstown, Bertha (Benjamin) Martinez of Corpus Christi, Angelita "Hela" Perez of Robstown, Mary (The Late Timoteo) Clark of Corpus Christi, Lupita Verdin of Robstown, seventeen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, December 27, 1999 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.

RODRIGUEZ

ODEM - Mary Z. Rodriguez, 61, passed away Sunday, December 26, 1999, at her residence in Odem following a long illness.
She had been a lifelong resident of Odem and had been employed as a cashier supervisor for the First State Bank of Odem Motor Bank. She was a member of the Woodsmen of America and of the Guadalupanas and a lector for Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include her mother, Manuela Rodriguez of Odem, four sisters, Liceria (Tomas) Chapa of Corpus Christi, Lupe (Ricardo) Salinas, Delores Rodriguez and Janie Rodriguez all of Odem; two brothers, Jessie (Delia) Rodriguez of Odem and Felipe (Elsie) Rodriguez of Corpus Christi; 15 nieces and nephews, 27 grand nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, 1999 at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at the Scared Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father Paul Hesse, as celebrant.
Interment will follow in the San Pedro Cemetery in Odem.

SALINAS

Ramiro Salinas, Jr. age 29, resident of Corpus Christi passed away on Saturday, December 25, 1999. He is survived by his parents, Ramiro (Ernestina) Salinas, one sister, Linda (Alex) Ramirez, one half brother, Javier Perez, two nephews, Javier Perez, Jr. and Alex Ramirez, Jr. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins all of Corpus Christi.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, December 27, 1999 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the evening.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

STEFEK

Emil Stefek, 71, passed away December 24, 1999 at a local hospital.
Visitation will be held at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999; the family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. that same evening at Saint Theresa's Catholic Church on Lantana. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at Saint Theresa's Catholic Church.

WILLIAMS

ODEM - James Ewing Williams, Sr., 92, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 1999 in a Corpus Christi Care Center after a long illness. He was born in Raton, New Mexico and had been a resident of the Odem area for many years. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Kiwanis Club and a Mason with the Sinton Masonic Lodge. He was a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts and was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Gayle Williams and one brother, Springer B. Williams.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Mary Caldwell Williams of Corpus Christi, two sons, Ernest P. Williams of Dallas, Texas & James E. Williams, Jr. of Elmhurst, Illinois; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, December 27, 1999, at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church in Odem, with Rev. Melissa Smith, officiating. Inerment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Odem.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Odem or to a favorite charity of choice.

ZAVESKY

Nona Mae Zavesky of Runge, Texas, died Friday, December 24, 1999 at the age of 75. Nona was born in Runge, Texas. She was a school teacher in the Runge Independent School District and retired in 1992.
She is survived by her husband, John R. Zavesky of Runge, Texas; two daughters, Denise (Roy) Dobson of Friendswood, Texas and Dinah (Tim) Gallagher of Refugio, Texas; four grand daughters, Jill and Kelsey Dobson, Kallie and Kimberly Gallagher.
Nona was preceded in death by her father Claude E. Osburn Sr., mother Janie (Big Mama) Menn Osburn; sister Irene Herber; brother Claude E. Osburn Jr., and brother Gus F. Osburn.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. Rhodes Funeral Home, Runge, Texas.
Burial will follow in the Runge City Cemetery in Runge, Texas. Rev. John Flanagan Officiating Clergy.


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