Bernard George (Hub) Hubner, Jr., passed away Saturday, February 13, 1999. Born December 12, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Bernard G. & Lenora S. Hubner, Hub grew into a dedicated worker continually demonstrating the honesty, integrity and caring that would last his entire life.

Hub's higher education began at Penn State and was completed at the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1937. He helped support himself through school by tutoring other students. Upon graduation, he went to work as a field geophysicist acquiring seismic data.

Hub continued working for the same company with which he started until his retirement in 1966. As a field geologist, he was required to move often. He traveled to places as diverse as pre- Castro Cuba and as mundane as Central Kansas. As a result of this work, he helped discover and consequently develop many of the oil and gas fields in the Southwest.

Also, as a result of his travels, he met and married Hilma (Sug) Keith in Arkansas. together, they continued to travel the Southwest, building a network of caring and loving friends, the bond of which are still apparent today. Sug & Hub were married for 56 years until her death on October 13, 1998.

Hub is survived by: two sons, Charles M. Hubner of Corpus Christi, Texas; Bernard G. Hubner, III of the Woodlands, Texas; daughter, Saijane Cockreham of Austin, Texas; brothers, John S. Hubner of Skokie, Illinois and Thurman W. Hubner of Birmingham, Alabama; sister, Lenore (Sis) Oldham of Nashville, Tennessee; and seven grandsons as well as many loving friends.

It is hard to put into words what a loved and respected man Hub was because his manner was quiet and understated. Yet we who knew and loved him will greatly miss his sure, humorous, and kind presence.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 1999 at St. John's Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in his name to the American Heart Association.


James Lindsey Brandesky, 42, beloved brother, son, father and friend passed gently into that good night February 17, 1999 at Tomball Regional Hospital in the presence of family after waging a two year struggle with Hodgkins disease.

He was born in Karnes City, Texas and graduated from Poth High School in 1975. After several years of touring and performing as a professional musician, he graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He received a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from Southwest Texas State University in 1994. Since 1993 he worked for Tetco, Inc. (formerly Farmco, Inc.) as a store and office manager.

He is survived by a large and loving family: parents, Joe and Mary Brandesky of Poth; sisters, Mary Creighton and husband Stuart from Hockley, Chris Pease and husband Warren from The Woodlands, Liz Alvarez and husband Ed from Spring, and Patricia Brewer and husband Mike from Doylestown, Pennsylvania; brothers, Joe Brandesky, Jr. and wife Loo from Lima, Ohio, and John Brandesky of Austin; uncles, Edwin Brandesky, Corpus Christi and George Stewart, Houston; an aunt Christine Stark, Pleasant Hill, California; numerous nieces and nephews; and a daughter, Theresa Highsmith of Selma.

James' kindness, generosity and garrulous nature won him many friends, most especially Phillip and Eileen Kelman, Austin and Sharon Gray, Bulverde.

Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home, Poth, Texas, will begin at 4:00 P.M., Friday, February 19, 1999; rosary will follow at 8:00 P.M.

Funeral Services will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, Poth, Texas, at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 20, 1999 with interment to follow in the Blessed Sacrament Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include friends, Steven Raabe and Phillip Kelman, as well as brothers-in-law Ed Alvarez, Mike Brewer, Stuart Creighton, and Warren Pease.

Memorials may be sent to the Jabboury Foundation for Cancer Research, Inc., 12121 Richmond Ave., #212, Houston, TX. 77082.


Roberto A. Chapa, 65, a longtime rancher near Alice, Texas, was called to be with the Lord on February 13, 1999. He was born on May 13, 1933 in Laredo, was a graduate of Martin High School in 1951 and later attended Texas A&M University in Brian, Texas. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in Korea and Japan; and was honorably discharged in 1955. Mr. Chapa was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal during his enlistment.

He later worked as a Geologist for several oil companies with assignments in the United States, "British Honduras," South Africa, Venezuela and Canada. Mr. Chapa was a parishioner of the St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove, Texas and an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Chapa will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.

He is survived by his parents, Valeriano (Eduviges) Chapa; his brother, Edmundo (Margarita) Chapa of Garland, Texas; his sisters, Elsa (William) Jackson of Corpus Christi, Texas and Sylvia (Eduardo) Hernandez of Port Aransas, Texas; also numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A rosary was recited Tuesday evening February 16, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas. Visiting hours were held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Funeral Services were held on Wednesday February 17, 1999 at 1:40 p.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas, to Christ the King Catholic Church for Holy Mass at 2:00 p.m.

Interment will followed at the family plot in the Catholic Cemetery, Laredo, Texas.


Ramon Gonzalez, 68, of Corpus Christi, passed away after five years of a courageous battle with cancer. He was united with Our Lord and Savior on February 17, 1999.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Magdalena D. Gonzalez of Corpus Christi; one son, Joe Ray Gonzalez; three daughters, Maria G. (Richard) Castanuella, Rosemary (Celso) Ramos and MaryAnn (Daniel) Cadena, all of Corpus Christi and eight grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 1999 at Memorial Funeral Services, Crosstown Chapel, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

Funeral procession will depart at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday from Memorial Funeral Services, Crosstown Chapel.

Rites of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 1999 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Rudy Cantu of Corpus Christi, Agapito Silva and Rudy Miranda, Jr., both of Houston, Raymond Dominguez of Corpus Christi, Celso Ramos, III of San Antonio and Homer Solis of Corpus Christi.


Graveside services for Cora E. Garner Harmon, 86, of Longview will be 10 AM Saturday at Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi with the Reverend Allen Lowe officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Services, Corpus Christi. she died Monday in Longview.

Mrs. Harmon was born July 2, 1912 in Pecan Gap, Texas and was a former resident of Corpus Christi and Harlingen. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Harmon was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Owen Harmon and son, David Frank Harmon.

Survivors include her son, Jay Charles Harmon of Colorado; her daughter, LuAnn Favre of Longview, and her brother, Ben Lewis Garner of Victoria; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 19, 1999 in the Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Chapel with the family present from 7:00 P.M., until 9:00 P.M.


FREER, TEXAS - Larry Joe Hensley, 45, a former resident of Freer, Texas died Tuesday, February 16, 1999 in La Coste, Texas after a sudden illness. He was a Freer High School Graduate of the Class of 1972, he then joined the Air Force for three years where he served in security and was stationed in Japan. He worked as a roughneck for Rocket Workover Drilling Company in Victoria, Texas and was then employed by Victoria Air Conditioning until his death.

He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur "Sonny" Berthold.

Larry is survived by his two daughters, Valerie Leigh Hensley of Freer, Texas and Vanessa Hensley of Corpus Christi, Texas; son, Cory Hensley of Corpus Christi,Texas; his mother, Norma Berthold of Freer, Texas; brother, Billy Blodgett of Markett, Michigan; two sisters, Debra Jean (Joe) Schane and Donna Kay (Petis) Serna both of Freer, Texas; his girlfriend, Dawn Dunn of La Coste, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday February 18, 1999 at the Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday February 19, 1999 at the Garza Funeral Chapel in Freer, Texas with Brother Mike S. Herrington officiating.

Burial will follow at the Hahl Memorial Cemetery in Freer, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Joe D. Schane, Ruperto "Petis" Serna, David DeSpain, Larry Daniel Schane, Lester Shaw, and John Jessie McAnear.


Blanche Marie Hinton, 88, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away February 18, 1999 after a brief illness. She was born in Argenta, Texas in 1911 to E.T. Bomer, a rancher, and Minnie Bell Rouse Bomer. The Bomer family helped found the community of Argenta after coming to the area from Arkansas and donated the land for the Old Argenta Church of Christ and cemetery. Blanche was schooled in the two-room school house in Argenta and moved to Corpus Christi after marrying. Blanche was a member of the Ayers Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carroll Hinton.

She is survived by her son, William E. Hinton, grandchildren: Vicky Hinton, Brenda (William) Parrish, Sandy Baxter, Gary (Michelle) Hinton and Teresa (Mark) Franklin and five great-grandchildren. Blanche will be remembered for her gentle spirit, charitable nature and love of God.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 19th from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home, 1222 Morgan in Corpus Christi. Services will be held at the Argenta Church of Christ and cemetery, Farm to Market Road 888 & Argenta Road (Off 37, north of Mathis) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20th. Pastor Robert Johnson will officiate.


James Floyd Metzger, 75, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at his residence.

He was a WWII veteran, a member of V.F.W., the D.A.V. and a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gertrude L. Metzger of Corpus Christi, Texas; his son Charles Metzger of Eugene, Oregon; two grandchildren, Christopher Wayne Metzger of Columbus, Ohio and Jennifer Page of Eugene, Oregon; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Charles Metzger in 1995.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 1999 in the Seaside Chapel, with a

Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. that evening.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 1999 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.


James (Jim) Baker Morris of Corpus Christi, passed away February 17, 1999. He was born on January 14, 1931. He was a graduate of Corpus Christi High School in 1948, and San Jose State College. He was a retired Engineer, a Mason, a Shriner and a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Morris; daughters: Fran Buettner, Sue Cummins, Gaye McGregor all of Corpus Christi; a daughter, Terri Orahood and son, Jimmy Baker Morris both of Sacramento, California; son, John Morris of Utah, and 12 grandchildren.


Lucy B. Simms, 87, has graduated this earth and is now attending her Lord in Heaven. She started this journey on February 17, 1999.

Lucy was born April 12, 1911 in Derby, Texas to Virgil Emmett and Johannah Johnson. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Aransas Pass and had been a resident of Aransas Pass most of her life before moving to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1990. She was a member of the Aransas Pass grandmothers club and also a member of the Aransas Pass V.F.W. Post #2932. Lucy was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and aunt. She was greatly loved and will be missed always by her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Theron W. (Red) Simms in 1987, and her son Virgil Emmett Simms in 1956.

She is survived by two sons: Roy C. (Joyce) Simms of Victoria, Texas, and T.W. (Audry) Simms, Jr., of Corpus Christi, Texas. Two daughters: Nell Limbrick of Big Wells, Texas and Gemmella Simms, of Corpus Christi, Texas. 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, 2 nieces, and 1 nephew.

Visitation for friends and relatives will begin on Friday, February 19, 1999 beginning at 10:00 am until 7:00 pm at New Funeral Options, 3720 South Alameda. The family will begin receiving friends at 9:00 am Saturday, February 20, 1999 with Funeral Services following at 10:00 am at First Christian Church, 337 West Nelson Ave, in Aransas Pass with Rev. Jim Tingle and Rev. Clifford Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Dennis Simms, Virgil Simms, Donnie Simms, Bo Limbrich, Lucas Limbrick & Eddie Simms.


GREGORY, TEXAS - Petra M. Solis, 95, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 1999 in an Aransas Pass hospital.

Petra was a lifetime resident of Gregory. She was a midwife (La Partera). She received her certificate in 1936, delivering more than 5000 babies until she retired in 1987.

She is preceded in death by her husband Esequiel Solis; a daughter, Estella Salcido; son, Esequiel Solis, Jr., and step-son, Jose Solis.

Survivors include her two daughters, Delfa S. Bernal of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Maria S. Pena of Gregory; two sons, Salvador Arnaldo Solis, Sr. and Juvenal Solis both of Gregory; 36 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 1999 at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home in Portland with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 1999 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gregory.

Interment will follow at the Gregory Cemetery.


Alfred G. (Bud) Trube passed away Sunday, February 14, 1999 at a local hospital. Mr. Trube was born May 23, 1921 in Warren, Ohio, to Alfred and Marie Trube.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline E. Trube of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sons, Gary (Lynn) Trube of Greenville, North Carolina, Brant (Diane) Trube of Pearland, Texas, and Alan (Jessica) Trube of San Antonio, Texas; four grandsons, Blake and Marc Trube of Greenville, North Carolina, Brian (Monica) Trube of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Brandon Trube of Pearland, Texas; two granddaughters, Rachel and Richelle Trube, both of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, John Trube of Youngstown, Ohio.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 1999 at St. John's United Methodist Church.


Orange Grove - Marguerite M. Wiechring passed away February 17, 1999 in a Corpus Christi hospital. She was 89. She was born August 12, 1909 in DeWitt County to Emil and Martha Boldt. She was a retired farmer, a former cafeteria worker for the Orange Grove ISD, a member of the First Ev. Lutheran Church in Orange Grove, a member of the Church Altar Guild, ALCW, and she made many guilts for the Lutheran World Relief and her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry G. Wiechring and her son, Allen Henry Wiechring. Also by her sisters, Laura Lubyinosky, and Esther Boldt.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Jackson-Prestipino of Dayton Beach, Florida and Merline (Billy) Hartman of Orange Grove; a daughter-in-law, Carol Wiechring of Orange Grove; a sister, Elva Denker of Gonzales; 11 grandchildren: Tammy (Ed) Anglin of Michigan, Charlotte (Steve) Brunelle of Florida, Debbie (Cliff) Whatley of Arlington, Barbara (Donald) Horton of Florida, Monica (Jimmy) Terrell of Austin, Sharon (Michael) Bartosch of Orange Grove, Michelle (Glenn) Gregory of Corpus Christi, Molly (Jeff) Brock of Odem, Jenny Hartman of Corpus Christi, Bradley Wiechring of Pleasanton, and William (Jaime) Hartman of Tomball; 20 great grandchildren: Ashley Brown, Geoffrey Anglin, Gerald Anglin, Carrie Whatley, Cody Whatley, Natalie Whatley, Samantha Brunelle, Veronica Brunelle, Doug Brunelle, Cory Horton, Katy Horton, Keara Horton, Cole Horton, Ryan Terrell, Cameron Terrell, Brandon Bartosch, Nathan Bartosch, Bethany Bartosch, Brent Wiechring, and Amber Gregory; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with family will be Friday, February 19, 1999 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Holmgreen Morturary in Alice.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Saturday, February 20, 1999 at the First Ev. Lutheran Church in Orange Grove. Burial will follow in the Sons of Herman Cemetery in Orange Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Paving Fund of the First Ev. Lutheran Church Orange Grove or to the Radio Ministry of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alice.

The preceding information is provided by area funeral homes.

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