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Emma K. Bessett
Emma K. "Emmy" Bessett, a retired civil servant at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, died June 14, 1999. She was 76.
Survivors include a daughter, Chery Roberson of Corpus Christi; a son, Jack Bessett Jr. of San Antonio; a sister, Esther Hartman of San Angelo; two brothers, LeeRoy Kensing of Austin and Richard Kensing of New Braunfels; three grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. June 16 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.

Charlie Creech
CAMP WOOD - Charlie Creech, a Navy veteran of World War II and a preacher, died June 14, 1999. He was 76.
Survivors include his wife, Ola; a son, Terry Creech of Midland; a daughter, Mary George of Camp Wood; five sisters, Nomie Ives of Uvalde, Louise Griffin of Taft, Calif., Flora Bracewell of Conroe, Mamie Colwell and Billie Pate, all of Camp Wood; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 17 at Nueces Canyon Church of Christ. Burial will be in Camp Wood Cemetery.
Nelson Funeral Homes of Camp Wood.

Richard L. Dunn
UTOPIA - Richard L. Dunn, a member of the Utopia EMS and Volunteer Fire Department, Utopia Methodist Church, Lions Club, National Speleological Society, International Bicycling Club and Sierra Club, died June 10, 1999. He was 59.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; a daughter, Elizabeth Dunn of Utopia; two brothers, John Dunn of Corpus Christi and Alvin Dunn of La Feria; two sisters, Linda Gill of Marshall and Dorothy Dunn of Blaine, Wash.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. June 19 at Utopia Methodist Church.
Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Morris Elliott
WICHITA, Kan. - Morris "El" Elliott, an Air Force veteran, a retired employee of Boeing, member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Veterans of Foreign Wars, died June 14, 1999. He was 69.
Survivors include his wife, Lola; three sons, Dennis Elliott of Clearwater, Kan., Robert Elliott of Denton and Eric Elliott of Wichita; three daughters, Betty Nelson of Corpus Christi, Deseree Cook of Greenville and Jenna Elliott of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, J.D. Elliott of Sherman; and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 16 at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Oatville, Kan.

Joe Emanuel
Joe Emanuel, owner of Star Cab Co. and a member of St. Matthew's Missionary Baptist Church, died June 13, 1999. He was 78.
Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Cage of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Doris Owens of Oakwood and Bobbie Jean Perry of Corsicana; a brother, Harold Emanuel of Dallas; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 18 at St. Matthew's Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Unity Chapel Funeral Home.

Jack Hand
Jack Hand, an electrician, died June 14, 1999. He was 78.
Survivors include his wife, Vera; a daughter, Linda Darby of Corpus Christi; a son, Jim Hand of Corpus Christi; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 16 at Seaside Funeral Home.
Seaside Memorial Park & Funeral Home.

Henry C. Jones Sr.
KINGSVILLE - Henry Clay Jones Sr., a retired merchant seaman, former Pullman porter for Southern Pacific Railroad and a Baptist, died June 14, 1999. He was 84.
Survivors include a son, Henry Jones Jr. of Kingsville; two daughters, Norma Soliz and Katherine Gooden, both of San Jose, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 22 at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chamberlain Cemetery.
Ramirez-Salinas Funeral Home.

Mark A. Strand
PORT ARANSAS - Mark Allan Strand, a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired electrician for Century Telephone Co., died June 13, 1999. He was 77.
Survivors include his wife, Inez; a son, Allan Strand of Port Aransas; a daughter, Debra Higgins of Morgantown, W.Va.; a brother, Ivan Strand of Mandan, N.D.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 16 at Community Presbyterian Church.
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory.

Oscar G. Ysassi Sr.
ROBSTOWN - Oscar G. Ysassi Sr., a landscaper and member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, died June 12, 1999. He was 54.
Survivors include his wife, Yolanda; two sons, Oscar Ysassi Jr. of Robstown and Orlando Ysassi of San Antonio; two brothers, Martin and Abelardo Ysassi Jr., both of Robstown; five sisters, Olga Betancourt, Dalia Aguilar, Yolanda Zepeda, Inocencia Saenz and Zulema Vasquez, all of Robstown; and one grandson.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. June 16 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ramon Funeral Home.

Rennis R. Yuknevich
Rennis R. Yuknevich, a member of Over 55 Club, died June 13, 1999.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Meyer and Cathy Stroud, both of Corpus Christi; a son, Stephen Yuknevich of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. June 16 in Mont Meta Memorial Park, San Benito.
Memory Gardens Funeral Home.

Jewell M. Byerley
Jewell Mae Byerley, a member of Country Tabernacle Church in Bluntzer, died June 14, 1999. She was 81.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Brown; four sons, William Byerley of New Braunfels, Michael Byerley of Mathis and Morris and John Byerley, both of Corpus Christi; a sister, Gladys Kelly of Corpus Christi; a brother, Joe Mitchell of California; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. June 17 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.
Seaside Memorial Park & Funeral Home.

Trinidad Carrion Sr.
Trinidad Carrion Sr. died June 12, 1999. He was 78.
Survivors include his wife, Maria; three daughters, Caroline Mabra of Missouri and Belma Fussell and Diane Serrato, both of Corpus Christi two sons, David Carrion of Utah and Trinidad Carrion of Corpus Christi; a sister, Eva Gonzales of Houston; five brothers, Jose, Jesus, Carlos, Willie and Edward Carrion, all of Robstown; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were June 16 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial is in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Angelus Funeral Home.

George R. Cox Sr.
George R. Cox Sr., a retired DIA-LOG employee, died June 15, 1999. He was 84.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl; four daughters, Dorothy Wicks of McAllen, Patsy Phillips of Jacksonville and Gaynell Torgerson and Darlene Starry, both of Corpus Christi; two sons, Duane Loessin of Corpus Christi and Shorty Loessin of Robstown; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 18 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. Burial will be in Robstown Cemetery.

Sandra A. Craven
Sandra A. Craven, a retired registered nurse and a member of Abundant Life Pentecostal Holiness Church, died June 14, 1999. She was 55.
There are no immediate survivors.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. June 18 in Seaside Memorial Park.
Memory Gardens Funeral Home.

Ramona R. Garza
ALICE - Ramona R. Garza died June 15, 1999. She was 63.
Survivors include her husband, Domingo; three sons, Juan, Jesus and Jose Garza, all of Alice; a stepson, Domingo Garza Jr. of Beeville; two daughters, Josie Maldonado and Cecilia Ramirez, both of Alice; two brothers, Enrique Reyes and Daniel Martinez, both of San Antonio; four sisters, Cruz Reyes of Alice, Raquel Serna of California and Angela Mateos and Maria Morin, both of San Antonio; and 10 grandchildren.
Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. June 18 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. June 19 at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Collins Cemetery.

Guadalupe S. Gonzalez
Guadalupe Santos Sarmiento Gonzalez died June 15, 1999. She was 90.
Survivors include her husband, Lorenzo; a son, Enrique Elizondo of Corpus Christi; six daughters, Clara Hernandez of California, Olivia Gonzalez of Robstown, Maria Morales, Aurora De Leon, Leonor Bustos and Adelfa Sarmiento, all of Corpus Christi; a brother, Roberto Santos of Lubbock; a sister, Otilia Guerrero of Corpus Christi; 40 grandchildren,135 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Rites of Christian burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Memorial Funeral Home, Crosstown Chapel

David Lascano
David Lascano died June 15, 1999. He was 37.
Survivors include his wife, Alma; three sons, David, Raymundo and Daniel Lascano, all of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Yadira and Gabriela Lascano, both of Corpus Christi; his parents, Raymundo and Isabel Lascano of Corpus Christi; seven brothers, Fidel Acosta of Chicago, Raul Lascano of Pharr, Miguel, Ernesto, Martin, Mario and Luis Lascano, all of Corpus Christi; and two sisters, Marta Aoshima of Corpus Christi and Graciela Avelardo of Mexico.
Services will be at 10 a.m. June 17 at Memorial Funeral Home, Crosstown Chapel. Burial will be in Robstown Cemetery Association Cemetery, Robstown.

Bettie R. Ortman
ROCKPORT - Bettie Rose Ortman, a member of Eastern Star, Dorcus Circle, American Legion Auxiliary and a Methodist, died June 15, 1999. She was 69.
Survivors include a son, Barry Ortman of Lakewood, Colo.; two daughters, Denise and Shannon Ortman, both of Rockport; a brother, Talby Beville of Jackson, Miss.; a sister, Louise Stover of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. June 21 at Dove Witt Family Mortuary, Monument, Colo. Burial will be in Monument Cemetery, Monument.
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory.

Virginia M. Page
FULTON - Virginia Madeleine Page died June 14, 1999. She was 77.
There are no immediate survivors.
Services will be at 10 a.m. June 17 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. June 18 in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Rodney W. Punches
PORTLAND - Rodney Wayne Punches, formerly of Corpus Christi, died June 14, 1999. He was 31.
Survivors include his parents, Robert and Janell Punches of Portland; three sisters, Teresa Punches of Corpus Christi, Leslie Pullin of Taft and Jullie Allison of Portland; a brother, Robert Punches of Kansas; and his grandparents, Bill and Faye Punches of Nowata, Okla.
Services will be at 10 a.m. June 17 at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home. Burial will be in San Patricio Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Edith Spivak
HOUSTON - Edith Spivak, a former Corpus Christi resident, died June 15, 1999. She was 85.
Survivors include her husband, Louis; a daughter, Barbara Feldman of Houston; a son, Richard Spivak of Houston; and two grandchildren.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. June 17 at Agudas Achim Cemetery, Austin Highway, San Antonio.
Porter Loring Mortuary, San Antonio

Maria M. Villarreal
ROBSTOWN - Maria Magdalena Villarreal died June 14, 1999. She was 88.
Survivors include a son, Jose Villarreal of Robstown; a sister, Petra Molina of Robstown; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 17 at Robstown Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.

Jesse L. Werlla
BEEVILLE - Jesse L. Werlla, a retired firefighter and a member of First Baptist Church, died June 15, 1999. He was 71.
Survivors include his wife, Aline; a son, Donald Werlla of Beeville; a sister, Mildred Braden of Bay City; and one grandson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 18 at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Arnold M. Adams
Arnold M. Adams, an Army veteran and retired employee of Coastcon Construction, died June 15, 1999. He was 75.
Survivors include two daughters, Robby Lilly of Katy and Sherry Glaze of Conroe; two sons, Bruce Adams of Weatherford and Lendal Adams of Yucca Valley, Calif.; four sisters, Doris Brandt of Agua Dulce, and Bernice Foster, Ida Mae Light and Ruth Blundell, all of Alice; two brothers, Marion Adams of Alice and Marvin Adams of Abilene; 16 grandchildren; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. June 19 at Seaside Funeral Home. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.

Edna Bean
ROCKPORT - Edna Bean died June 16, 1999. She was 96.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Constance Sigler of Corpus Christi and Rebecca Stinson of Fulton, Mo.
Services are private.
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Heyburn L. Hall
Heyburn Lee Hall, an Air Force veteran and graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, died June 15, 1999. He was 69.
Survivors include his wife, Rosetta; three sons, John Hall of Corpus Christi, William Hall of Las Vegas, Nev., and James Hall of Iowa City, Iowa; two sisters, Ruth Cooper of Williards, Md., and Billie Fultz of Loyall, Ky.; a brother, Howard Hall of Delaware; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 18 at Seaside Funeral Home.

Letty A. Hendryx
EDROY - Letty A. Hendryx, a homemaker, died June 15, 1999. She was 80.
Survivors include four daughters, Virginia Jozwiak of Yorktown, Gale Franklin of West Fork, Ark., Hellen Jozwiak of Sinton and Betty Johnson of Corpus Christi; a son, James Hendryx of Portland; a sister, Nancy Long of Baird; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. June 18 in Taft Memorial Park, Taft.
Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service, Portland.

Theora Jackson
Theora Jackson, a retired custodian, died June 16, 1999. She was 81.
There are no immediate survivors.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 21 at Unity Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Augustus C. Jones Jr.
KINGSVILLE - Augustus Claiborne Jones Jr., an Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient, a retired postal clerk, a member of First Christian Church and a Mason, died June 16, 1999. He was 73.
Survivors include a brother, Gerald Jones of Dallas.
Services will be at 1 p.m. June 18 at First Christian Church. Burial will be in Chamberlain Cemetery.
Turcotte-Piper Mortuary.

Ida E. Jones
Ida Etta Jones, a member of Waldron Road Baptist Church, died June 15, 1999. She was 93.
Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Boultinghouse of Mathis and Lorene Bukowsky-Braden of Corpus Christi; a son, Buster Poldrack of Mathis; a sister, Olga Box of Taft; seven grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 18 at Cage-Mills Funeral Home, Everhart Chapel. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.

Terri M. Martinez
Terri Marek Martinez died June 17, 1999. She was 45.
Survivors include two daughters, Jessica and Anna Martinez, both of Corpus Christi; two sons, Christopher and Daniel Martinez, both of Corpus Christi; her mother, Helen Marek of Corpus Christi; three brothers, Don Marek of Corpus Christi and Michael and James Marek, both of Houston; and seven sisters, Linda Dandurand of Tucson, Ariz., Sherry Orcutt of Livingston, Roxanne Marek of Seabrook, Bonnie Short of Houston, Carla Marek of Waldorf, Md., and Felicia Cox and Lisa Marek, both of Corpus Christi.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 19 in Seaside Memorial Park.
Clifford Jackson Funeral Home.

Marshall Procter
LINGLEVILLE - Marshall "Digger" Procter, a retired Texaco production supervisor and a member of Tarleton State University Athletic Hall of Fame and Lingleville Senior Softball team, died June 16, 1999. He was 57.
Survivors include his wife, Dannah; two sons, Jay Procter of Lingleville and Rob Proctor of Gordon; four brothers, Charles Procter of Freer, William Procter of Alexandria, La., Tommy Procter of Burleson and Don Procter of Lingleville; a sister, Johnnie Anderson of Burleson; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 19 at Stephenville Funeral Home, Stephenville. Burial will be in Lingleville East End Cemetery.


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