Sunday, October 17, 1999
Michael James Atchley, 43, of Corpus Christi, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 1999 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 17, 1956 in Corpus Christi. Michael graduated from Miller High School in 1974. He was employed by Nueces County for 18 years until his retirement in 1998 and had resided in Burnet, Texas since that time. After retiring, Mike spent much of his time attending to his many flowers, plants and helping his neighbors. He also attended First United Methodist Church in Burnet, Texas.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Kruyer of Burnet, Texas; his father, James Atchley of Corpus Christi; his maternal grandmother, Lillian Rose Lerz of Burnet, Texas; two brothers, Bill (Leta) Atchley and Greg (Denise) Atchley both of Corpus Christi; one sister, Susan (Gary) Cornett of Corpus Christi; one aunt, Sandra Williams of Burnett, Texas; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Public visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday October 18, 1999 at the Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at the Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Charles Virgil Bell passed away Friday, October 15, 1999, at the age of 90 years. He was born August 18, 1909 in Edgar County Illinois. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Annaville, Texas.
Virgil received his degree in Civil Engineering in 1932 from the University of Illinois. He served as a Civil Engineer in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He worked as a Civil Engineer in Hammond, Indiana; Brocton, Illinois; and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
He retired in 1948 and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1949. He located in the Calallen area where he and his sister owned and operated a chicken farm.
He became a Realtor and was an associate with Calallen Realty Company for 10 years. He was a very active bowler in several leagues at the Crystal Bowling Lanes. He was forced to retire from bowling because of poor health.
In addition to his close friends, he is survived by a nephew, Don Wilson of McLean, Virginia.
The family will be receiving friends Tuesday, October 19, 1999 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at Robstown Memorial Park on FM 1889 with Reverend Bobbie K. Jones of the Grace United Methodist Church officiating.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alva G. Bryant, 58, died on Friday, October 8, 1999.
Survivors include two children, Mrs. Sharon Young (Walter) of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mr. Marc J. Bryant, Sr. (Franchelle) of Springdale, Maryland; her mother, Margaret Herron; step-father, Tobe Herron, Sr. of Plainview, Texas; two brothers, Tobe Herron III of Lubbock, Texas, Bruce Herron of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Vernette Clark of Detroit, Michigan, Angela Herron of Plainview, Texas, Gwen Gibson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five grandchildren: Udona Young, Zacchaeus Young, Kimberly Young all of Corpus Christi, Texas, Marc J. Bryant, Jr. of Bedford, Pennsylvania, Cornelius Bryant of Springdale, Maryland; three great-grandchildren; and one aunt.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 18, 1999 in Washington, D.C.
Interment will be private.
ALICE - Maria V. Lyra Butler passed away October 14, 1999 at her residence in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Butler was 77 years old. She was a former long time resident of Alice. She was a social worker with the Texas Department of Mental Health and Retardation for over 20 years in Alice. She was well known around the Jim Wells Court House for her friendly smile and gentle nature. She will be truly missed.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas M. de Lyra Butler and Rodney L. de Lyra Butler.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Doss Butler, Jr. of El Paso, formerly of Alice; two sons, Samuel D. de Lyra Butler of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Ronald C. de Lyra Butler of El Paso; her mother, Alzira Lyra and a sister, Teresa Heyes both of Recife, Brazil; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday October 19, 1999 at the Vista del Sol Baptist Church in El Paso, Texas.
Cremation proceded the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso 3901 N. Mesa Ste. 400 El Paso, Texas 79902.
Hillcrest Funeral Home of El Paso, Texas in charge of arrangements.
FALFURRIAS - Mrs. Estella M. Canales, 88, passed away Thursday, October 14, 1999 in San Antonio, Texas. Her husband was the late Adolfo G. Canales. Both were life-long residents of Falfurrias, Texas.
She is survived by two sons, Adolfo R. Canales and wife Ileana; Charles Canales and wife Leslie; six grandchildren: Robert and wife Dulcie, John, Roxana, James, Robert Martin and Gianna, all of San Antonio and sister Gloria Garza of Falfurrias. Mrs. Canales is also preceded in death by two brothers, Noe Guerra and Rolando Salinas.
Mrs. Canales graduated from Falfurrias High School, the University of Texas and Texas A&I University where she received degrees of Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts, cum laude. Her teaching fields included Elementary Education in Spanish and English as well as Certificates of Professional Elementary and Professional Administrator.
Estella M. Canales served the students of Brooks County Independent District for a period of 42 years, both as teacher and as an Elementary School Principal.
She was a member of a committee of two who complied a course of study for Teaching English to Non-English Speaking Children (beginners) in the Brooks County I.S.D. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and Alpha Lamba Delta at the University of Texas and Alpha Chi at Texas A&I University. Mrs. Canales was also a member of the Texas State Teachers Association; Elementary Supervisors Association and the Texas Library Association.
Estella M. Canales also dedicated herself to work in the Falfurrias community and has served as a Member of the Ed Rachel Memorial Library Advisory Board; the Brooks County Hospital Auxiliary and the Nona Hill Student Loan Fund.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday October 17, 1999 at Howard-Williams-Funeral Home, Falfurrias, Texas.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday October 18, 1999 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Falfurrias, Texas.
Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Carol "Morena" Cantu, 65, passed away Friday, October 15, 1999.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Noberta Garcia and her step-sons Bonifacio Cantu, Jr., Alvino Cantu, and Vincent Cantu.
She is survived by her husband Bonifacio Cantu of Corpus Christi; her sons Emiliano (Velma) Garcia of Corpus Christi, Phillip (Kelly) Garcia of Davenport, Iowa, Fred (Joyce) Cantu of Oklahoma, Richard (Olga) Cantu of George West, Texas, Nick Cantu of George West, Texas Josie Cantu Villarreal of Corpus Christi; daughters Isabel Cantu (Jerry) Thompson of Dallas, Texas, and Olga Cantu of Corpus Christi.
She is also survived by her brother Rudy Segura of San Antonio; her sisters, Pauline Segura and Josephine Diaz both from Carrizo Springs, Texas; and 31 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled at 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday October 17, 1999 at Angelus Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. that same evening.
Funeral Services under the direction of Pastor Able Sosa will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday October 18, 1999 at Angelus Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Dr. James Alexander Duff passed away Friday October 15, 1999 at the age of 63.
Dr. Duff was a cardiovascular surgeon at Driscoll Children's Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Georgia P. Duff; son Thomas James Duff both of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughters Kathleen Suzanne Duff of Dallas, Texas, Page Alexandra Duff, Elizabeth Markley Duff, and Jamie Blake Duff all of Corpus Christi, Texas; and one sister, Nancy Dunnam of Waco, Texas.
Services will be held on Tuesday October 19, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Ned Bowersox.
Emma Garza, 73, passed away Saturday, October 16, 1999 at a local hospital. She was born December 5, 1925 in Kingsville, Texas to Zaragosa and Lilly Alvarado.
Mrs. Garza is survived by her husband of 54 years, Rosalio Garza; her two sons Rosalio Garza, Jr. of Houston, Texas and Russell (Tami) Garza of Vancouver, Washington; two daughters, Linda (Pedro) Mejia and Ruth (Rick) Rogers, both of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Alvarado of West Covina, California; and one sister, Dora Munguia of Houston, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 1999 with a rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m. at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors Everhart Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday October 18, 1999 at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Interment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
John David Goodin, 65, of Larue, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away October 9, 1999, at ETMC Athens.
Foster & Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on March 30, 1934.
He is survived by his loving wife, Norma Goodin of Larue. John's family consists of three sisters, Delora Kirby, Glynda Dodd and Martha Jordan, and one brother, Wayne Goodin. John was a loving father to his children, Monte Womack, Brenda Wolfe, Tony Womack, Yolanda Runnels and Charlie John Goodin.
John (Papa) was a wonderful, loving and patient grandfather to his 11 grandchildren, Brian, Brandon, Brent, Bradley and Brady Womack, Kyle and Kendell Wolfe, C.J. and Ashley Goodin and Hunter and Tanner Runnels.
John served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and later earned two masters degrees from Southeastern Oklahoma and East Texas State Universities. John retired after 32 years as an educator and administrator in the education field.
John David Goodin's (Pappa's) family and host of friends will remember him for his focus on life's simple, yet important, things. He was known for being a wonderful and trustworthy friend, always helping those less fortunate than himself. He shared his love for a good meal with family and friends as well as his passion and love for the outdoors. He also shared his hunting and fishing skills with his children and grandchildren.
John (Pappa), your family and host of friends will miss you and the enrichment you brought to all our lives.
William Orr Huie died on October 14, 1999, at the age of 88, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He died peacefully in his sleep with family members at his side.
He was born on September 15, 1911, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas,the son of Robert W. Huie, Jr. and Minnie Belle Smith Huie. In 1932 he graduated summa cum laude from Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, and in 1935 he graduated with highest honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Law Review and a member of Chancellors and the Order of the Coif.
Following a a year practicing law with the Austin firm of Greenwood, Moody, and Robertson, he began a distinguished career as a professor of law at the University of Texas that lasted from 1936 to 1996. During World War II, he served in the Office of Price Administration, Washington, D.C. and in the U.S. Navy, including an assignment as Legal Assistance Officer at Chase Field in Beeville, Texas. In 1953, he was awarded the SJD degree by Harvard Law School.
At the UT Law School his teaching and research focused on property law, especially martial property rights, oil and gas, probate law, and trusts. Publications include several casebooks and numerous law review articles. Legislation which he helped draft include the Texas Probate Code (1955) and the Texas Marital Property Rights Act (1968): he was honored for his role in the latter in 1998 by the Women and the Law section of the State Bar of Texas as "one of those very special people who forever changed and improved the lives of married women in Texas." He taught as a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (summer, 1956) UCLA Law School (summer 1961), and Harvard Law School (1961-62). At the UT Law School, he was named the Sylvan Lang Professor of Law in 1965, a position he held until his retirement from full-time teaching in 1982, he continued part time as Professor Emeritus until 1996. He was a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Bar of the Fifth Circuit, the Travis County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
He was married in 1935 to Hugh Mae Wolff of Mineral Springs, Arkansas, who died in 1970.
He is survived by their two sons. William Orr Huie, Jr. and wife Gail LaFont Huie of Corpus Christi, Texas and their children William LaFont Huie and wife Stephanie, and Jane Claire Huie of Austin, Texas; and by son Robert Wolff Huie and wife Janice Riggle Huie of Little Rock, and their son, Matthew Riggle Huie and wife Shambryn of Beeville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by grandson David Patrick Huie son of Robert and Janice. He was married in 1972 to Grace Eyres Bishop who died in 1996. He is survived by her four children and their families: Barry Bishop, his wife Linda and son William, Burk Bishop, his wife Judy and children Bradley and Barbara Lynn, Brian Bishop, his wife, Lynn and children Brittany, Colby and Haley, and Barbee Bishop Cox, her husband Randy and daughter Erin.
He was also an active member of the University United Methodist Church in Austin for many years, where he served terms on the Administrative Board and the Board of Trustees. He was an avid tennis player until his early eighties and remained a lifelong fan of the UT Longhorns.
Visitation will be held Sunday October 17, 1998 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at University United Methodist Church in Austin J. Charles Merrill officiating on Monday October 18, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Austin Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University United Methodist Church or to the University of Texas Law School.
Charles Johnson, age 73, of Corpus Christi, passed away Saturday, October 16, 1999.
Services are pending with Trevino Funeral Home.
ROCKPORT-FULTON - Col. Carroll S. Mabie passed away Friday, October 15, 1999, at the age of 83. He was a 35 year Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. "Cris" was born on October 10, 1916 in Leonia, New Jersey, and was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline.
Col. Mabie is survived by three sons, Gary (Janelle) Mabie of Houston, David (Linda) Mabie of Rockport and Chris (Dianne) Mabie of Lafayette, Louisiana. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday October 17, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Rockport Chapel. Reverend Walter Knight will officiate.
Onecimo A. Ortiz, 70, passed away Friday, October 15, 1999 after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, and was a Korean War Veteran. Mr. Ortiz was a Charter Member of Segunda Iglesia Bautista. He was self-employed. Mr. Ortiz was preceded in death by his wife, Dora D. Ortiz; a sister, Herlinda Franco, and his parents, Margarito and Elidia Ortiz. He was a loving father, brother, and grandfather.
He is survived by two sons, Onecimo D. Ortiz and Lenn David Ortiz both of Ft. Worth; two daughters, Leah Doria Ortiz of Corpus Christi, Lova Dirdre Villarreal of Dallas; two brothers, Lorenzo Ortiz of Corpus Christi, Eloy Ortiz of Houston; two sisters, Geneve Barrera of Jacksonville, Florida, Rebecca Benavides of Corpus Christi; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sunday October 17, 1999 at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Chapel with a Prayer Service to be held at 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday October 18, 1999 at Segunda Iglesia Bautista.
Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.
ALICE - Lucille Pearl passed away October 15, 1999 in a Corpus Christi hospital. Mrs. Pearl was 92 years old. She was born August 19, 1907 in Bastrop County, Texas to Henry and Barbara Rolsten. Mrs. Pearl was a member of the West Shore Baptist Church near Carmel Hills, Lake Corpus Christi. She was a former member of the Alice Garden Club.
Mrs. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, E.J. "Bill" Pearl.
Survivors include three sons, John K. (Valerie) Pearl of Orange Grove, Bill H. (Diane) Pearl of Calallen, and Robert E. (Mary) Pearl of Alice; two sisters, Lois Bell of Brenham, and Lillian Barr of Austin; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday October 17, 1999 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday October 18, 1999 at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.
Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Reynaldo Pulido, age 36, of Corpus Christi, passed away October 15, 1999. He was a graduate of Carroll High School and also attended Pan Am University in McAllen, Texas.
He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
He is survived by his Parents, Eva Cavazos of Corpus Christi, Conrado Ramirez of George West and step-father Reynaldo Cavazos of Corpus Christi; seven sisters, Linda Pulido, Mary Guajardo, Deborah Gutierrez, Patricia Ramirez, Irene Pinon, Joanna Moreno all of Corpus Christi and Geneva Nava of McAllen; six brothers, Richard Pulido, Ruben Pulido, Jesse Pulido, and Raymond Cavazos all of Corpus Christi, Conrado Pulido of Beeville, and David Crisantes of Euless, Texas. He also had 25 nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, October 17, 1999 at Trevino Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with a rosary being recited that evening at 7:00 p.m. and prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral service will be on Monday, October 18, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Metropolitan Community Church of Corpus Christi 1315 Craig.
Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Richard Pulido, Jesse Pulido, Conrado Pulido, Ruben Pulido, Raymond Cavazos, and Mario Moreno,
Services are under the direction of Bobby Trevino.
Rafael G. "Vito" Trevino, 73, of Alice, passed away Saturday, October 16, 1999. Services are pending with: RUBEN M. GARCIA & SONS FUNERAL SERVICES, INC.
ROCKPORT - Margaret Lee Wright, a homemaker, died on Friday, October 15, 1999 in Aransas Pass, Texas.
She is survived by two sons, Buford (Deborah) Cradduck of Weleetka, Oklahoma and Joe David (Patsy) Wright of Rockport, Texas; one daughter, Corene Wright of Sequin, Texas; two brothers; five sisters; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 18, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Aransas Memorial Park with Rev. Boyce Laqua officiating.