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Thursday, January 13, 2000

   K.D. Atkinson, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000 in Houston, Texas. He was born October 29, 1916 in San Patricio, Texas and had lived in Calallen (now Corpus Christi) most of his life.
   He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Hermanda Knief Atkinson.
   He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Helen Atkinson; daughters, Sally Vannoy and husband Charles of LaGrange, Texas, Wanda LaRochelle and husband Ray of Houston, Texas, Diane Silber and husband Greg of San Antonio, Texas; grandson, Brent L. Vannoy and wife Shelley of Houston, Texas; granddaughter, Laura Beth Davis and husband Glenn of El Paso, Texas; grandson Clayton Dean LaRochelle of Houston, Texas; granddaughter Courtney LaRochelle Baumgartner and husband Bryan of Washington, D.C.; granddaughter, Katie Silber of San Antonio, Texas; great-grandson, Stephen L. Vannoy of Houston, Texas; great-granddaughter Emma Catherine Davis of El Paso, Texas; sisters, Alta Ruth Roberson and Geraldine Miller both of Corpus Christi and brothers, J.R. Dilford and Charles Atkinson all of Corpus Christi.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2000 in Calallen Baptist Church.
   Interment will follow in the Robstown Cemetery.

   Charles A. Detamore, 66 of Sanger, Texas was received into the hands of God on Sunday, January 9, 2000.
   He was born on June 7, 1933 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He had just moved to Corpus Christi to be with his wife and family. He was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Airforce. He had retired from U.S. Postal Service in Denton, Texas.
   He is survived by his wife Melba Detamore of Corpus Christi, Texas; his mother Marie Detamore of Shawnee, Oklahoma; his daughter Charla Holland of Arlington, Texas; his son Terry Detamore of Arlington, Texas; two sisters Annie Peery and Susie Kinade of Shawnee, Oklahoma; his brother Roger Detamore of Stamford, Texas; two step-daughters Kim Litchko and Anita Waddups both of Corpus Christi, Texas; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
   Visitation will be held at Corpus Christi Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2000.
   Funeral Service will be hld at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2000 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home Chapel.
   Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

   Kenneth Pearson Durham, 68, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000 in a local hospital.
   He is survived by his wife, Diane Durham of Corpus Christi; five sons, Kenneth (Rhonda) Durham of Papalote, Texas, William Allen (Martha) Durham, Randy (Lynette) Hilton, John David (Nancy) Durham all of Corpus Christi, and Joseph Michael (Tristin) Durham of Houston, Texas; one brother, Jack Durham of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Katie Mills of Liberty Hill, Texas and Bessie Sargent of Kingsland, Texas; seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
   Visitation will be held at the Seaside Funeral Home from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2000.
   Funeral services will be held in the Seaside Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2000 and interment will follow in the Seaside Memorial Park.

   Elvira V. "Epi" Flores, 44, passed away Tuesday January 11, 2000.
   She is survived by her mother Elvira Blanco; her sons, Jesus Alonzo Flores and Jose Adan Flores; her brothers, Joe Gutierrez, Evaristo Gutierrez, Arturo Gutierrez, Rene Gutierrez, Lee Blanco, and Sammy Blanco; her sisters, Rachel Adame, Dolores Garcia, Norma Ponce, Annette Blanco and Jeanette Tagle. Her grandchildren Lia and Joey, Jr. also survive her.
   Visitation is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 13, 2000 with the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. also on Thursday, January 13, 2000 with interment to follow all at Memory Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to defray cost of funeral expenses to Norma Blanco Ponce P.O. Box 394 Banquete, Texas 78380.

   Raul R. Garcia, 83, of Corpus Christi passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 in a local hospital. He was born on September 22, 1917 in Brownsville, Texas. Mr. Garcia was a self employed carpenter and resident of Corpus Christi since 1923. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and will be dearly missed.
   He is survived by his loving wife, Dolores G. Garcia of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Delia (Eli) Castaneda of Corpus Christi; one son, Rene (Anna) Sosa of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one brother, Guadalupe Garcia of Brownsville, Texas; two sisters, Irene Sosa of Corpus Christi and Ofelia Trevino of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
   Public visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, January 13, 2000 at the Angelus Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM that evening.
   Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 14, 2000 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

   Gilberto T. Garza, passed away Monday, January 10, 2000 in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Garza was a retired Master Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps.
   Preceded in death by his brother, Sgt. Benjamin T. Garza.
   He is survived by his son, Gilberto (Gilly) Garza, Jr. (Jessica) of Corpus Christi, Texas; five brothers: Fidencio T. Garza (Pauline) of Aurora, Colorado, Hermenegildo T. Garza of Sauk Village, Illinois, Francisco Garza, Jr. (Yolanda) of St. Paul, Texas, Cavanaugh Garza (Pearl) of Breckenridge, Texas and Orlando Trevino of Bakersfield, California; two sisters, Beatrice Cantu of Premont, Texas and Alberta Garza (Raymundo) of Corpus Christi, Texas; one aunt, Cleotilde Barrera of Falfurrias, Texas.
   Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2000 at Howard-Williams-Turcotte Funeral Home Chapel.
   Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2000 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church.
   Burial will follow at the Premont Cemetery.

   BEEVILLE - Marvin Royse Graham, 66, passed away January 11, 2000. He was born June 14, 1933. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict.
   Retired from Suntide (Koch) Refinery, he is survived by his wife, Juanell; three daughters, Linda David and Cindy (Mike) Powell of Corpus and Nancy (Brad) Honea of China, Texas; and seven grandchildren: Jeremy (Alicia) Worsham of Austin, Brandi (J.B.) Stockton of Dallas, Billy David, Steve (Leiann) Graham and Stacey David, of Corpus, Kassie Johnson and Beau Johnson of China, Texas; and one great-granddaughter, Savannah Sue Stockton of Dallas; his mother, Etta Lee Graham; and sisters, Betty Estes and Cardelia Williams, of Corpus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   Graveside Services will be held Friday January 14, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore with Rev. John Blacklock officiating.

   Billy T. Hale, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000 in a hospital in Houston.
   Arrangements pending with Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, Downtown Chapel

   SINTON - Frances "Granny" Hennig, passed away Monday, January 10, 2000 at the age of 82.
   She was born to John Edward Singler and Mary Lucreta Oberman Singler in Skidmore, Texas on October 13, 1917. She married Berthold William Hennig on December 18, 1935 in Goliad, Texas.
   Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Berthold; her brother, George Singler and sister Marie Moore. She was a bookkeeper and homemaker. She worked for Ford Motor Company/Jackson Tractor Company, De Mouche Ford Company and Refugio Motor Company, E.H. Lewis Reality and and her last position was in the San Patricio County Clerks Office. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church for over 50 years, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School and member of Mary Martha Circle.
   She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ida Lobaugh; son-in-law, Bob Lobaugh of Sinton; two sons, William Edward Hennig; companion, Elaine Heinzke of Austin, Thomas Allen Hennig; daughter-in-law, Lee Ann of Alexandria, Virginia; one granddaughter, Tammy Kay Lobaugh of Galveston; grandsons, Michael Alan Lobaugh of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jeffery Wayne Lobaugh; granddaughter-in-law, Martha of Tyler, Texas, Stephen Edward Hennig of Austin, Texas, and Thomas Austin Hennig of Alexandria, Virginia; one sister, Grace Lorene Hopson; brother-in-law, W.D. Hopson, Jr. of Bay City, Texas; sisters-in-law, Lavada Singler of Refugio, Texas, and Tillie Havermann of Goliad, Texas; brother-in-law Emile Stehle of Goliad. Extended family members, Sandy Allen, Ed Shuman, Michael Dewayne McQuary and Steven Farmer; numerous nieces and nephews.
   The family will receive family and friends, Friday January 14, 2000 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel.
   Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday January 15, 2000 at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel.
   Interment will follow in the Sinton Cemetery in Sinton.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Grace Lutheran Church Memorial.
   Pallbearers will be W.D. Hopson, III, Stephen Hopson, Robert Patrick Hopson, Roger Edwin Moore, Dave Douglas Hennig, Walt J. Hennig.
   Honorary pallbearers will be, Judy Fonville, Jo Annette White and Lavada Singler.

   Louis William Oscar Janssen, Jr., 84, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2000.
   He was born August 28, 1915 in New Olreans, Louisiana to L.W.O. Janssen and Mary Hans Janssen. He received his Bachelors and Doctors of Medicine degrees from Tulane University in 1939 and served with the War Department at the mouth of the Mississippi River. After a bout with tuberculosis he came to Corpus Christi and married Leona Clair North. For many years he was the only bronchoscopist south of San Antonio and the foreign objects removed from patients lungs number in the hundreds. He was a member of all medical and all medical specialist's societies local, state and national. He was a fellow in the American College of surgeons and a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a former member of the Corpus Christi Country Club where he learned to play golf with his colleagues.
   He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Leona C. Janssen.
   He is survived by his two daughters, Mary Elizabeth of Terra Haute, Indiana and Jon Clair of Vera Cruz, Mexico. In addition, he leaves behind a grandson, Harvey (Tara) King of Idaho; granddaughter, Janssen (Rush) King-Clinger of New Mexico; and one great-grandson, Canyon King.
   Visitation will be held at the Seaside Funeral Home from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2000 with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel.
   A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2000 in the Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, 860 First City Bank Tower, Corpus Christi, Texas 78477.

   Minot David Scott, born July 28, 1941 passed away Monday, January 10, 2000 after a long illness. He was a native of San Antonio, Texas, returning to Corpus Christi, Texas after spending several years in Lexington, Kentucky. He had over 25 years of government service most recently as a scientist with the Corpus Christi Army Depot working in the Safety Office.
   He is preceded in death by his parents Col. Minot Ellis & Grace Scott; brother Howard Scott.
   Survivors include his wife Mindy Scott of Corpus Christi, Texas; son Michael David Scott of Fort Louis, Washington; daughter Rachael Scott of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother Robert Scott of Plano, Texas, several nieces and nephews.
   A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, January 14, 2000 at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Bartholomew's Day Care Center.

   Pauline Thomas, age 73, a resident of Corpus Christi, Texas and member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church passed away Monday, January 10, 2000 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born on April 1, 1926 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Hicks Thomas, a farmer and Minnie Thomas, a maid.
   She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and three brothers, Roosevelt Thomas, Fred Thomas, and Robert L. Thomas.
   She is survived by four children: Pearlie Mae Butler/Romie L. Nesbitt, Bryan Leon Thomas/Evelyn Prince, Dolores Ann (Earl) Coleman, and Melissa Davis, all of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren: Tina Yvette Butler of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ruben Butler, III/Michelle Smith of Costa Mesa, California, Tondelynn Charrisse Coleman and Desmond James Coleman, of Corpus Christi, Texas; one great-grandchild, Simone Latrice Butler, of Corpus Christi, Texas; one brother J.C. (Dale) Thomas; one sister, Emmalee (Robert) Spencer, of Houston, Texas approximately nine nieces and 11 nephews; and a host of other relatives. Her special friends included Dr. William and Carol Sheffield and family; Mr. Andrew Smith, Ms. Henri Mae Tillis and Ms. Ora Jackson.
   Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday January 14, 2000 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
   Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday 15, 2000 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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