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Corpus
SAMUEL CORPUS, 38, passed away April 13, 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born April 30, 1962 in Sinton, Texas and had been a transformer technician for General Electric for over 10 years. Mr. Corpus is survived by his wife, Sheryl Corpus of Lawrenceville, Georgia; his son, Korry Samuel Corpus, also of Lawrenceville; his stepson, Allen Brown of Houston, Texas; his stepdaughter, Tiffany Jayroe of Winnsboro, Texas; his parents, Carlos and Petra Corpus Sr. of Rockport, Texas; two brothers, Carlos Lewis Corpus Jr. of San Antonio and David Corpus of Corpus Christi, Texas; his sister and brother-in-law, Elva and Mike Morris of Rockport and his grandchild, Cutter Jayroe of Winnsboro. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20 at Charlie Marshall Chapel, Rockport, with interment to follow at Rockport Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Rockport-Fulton, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

DeForest
BERNIE C. DeFOREST, 75, passed away April 11, 2001 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born Dec. 26, 1925 in Fulton, Texas and was a lifelong resident. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on board the USS Whiteside AKA 90. Mr. DeForest retired as Harbor Master for the Aransas County Navigation District in 1990 after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Rockport-Fulton VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Maggie DeForest; three brothers, Monroe, Robert and Jim DeForest and one daughter, Linda Higginbotham. Mr. DeForest is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Hester DeForest of Fulton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Kelly DeForest of Orange Grove and Kroy and Laurie DeForest of Rockport; three daughters and sons-in-law, Alice Kay and Mike Metcalf of Montana, Karen and Manuel Pena of Rockport and Kristina and Mark Dennis of Fulton; one brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Irma Lee DeForest of Rockport; 19 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Rosary was recited April 13 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Rockport. Funeral mass was celebrated April 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockport, with military graveside services following at Fulton Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Rockport-Fulton, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Hitt
JOSEPHINE HITT, 87, a resident of Ingleside, Texas for over 40 years, passed away April 9, 2001 at a local hospital. She was born Jan. 3, 1914 in Waitsburg, Virginia to Edward and Opal Yeck. A very talented artist, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas Hitt. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, John G. and Ann Yeck of Haymarket, Virginia; her brother-in-law, Charles Hitt and his wife, Bea, of Trenton, Georgia; her nieces, Patty Jo Mainella and her husband, Frank, of Belleview, Washington and Betty Jean Turner of Oregon; and her nephew, Charles Baltzell of Colorado. Memorial services were held April 12 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Aransas Pass, with Rev. Jim Smith officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Rockport-Fulton, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Smith
ERNEST EDWARD SMITH, 81, of Oscoda, Michigan and a Winter Texan, passed away April 14, 2001 at a local hospital. He was born March 10, 1920 in Chesaning, Michigan to Oral and Lula Belle Smith. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Smith of Oscoda; his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Geraldine Smith of Colchester, Vermont; two daughters and sons-in-law, Valorie and Dennis Huey of New Lathrop, Michigan and LeAnn and Greg Schaffer of Mt. Morris, Michigan; his sister, Arlene Harrison of St. Charles, Michigan; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Viewing and visitation will be held at Walker Martin Funeral Home in Chesaning, Michigan on Friday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.
Local arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Spears
JEANETTE MARIE BROUSSARD SPEARS, born Jan. 24, 1936 in Maurice, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2001 at the age of 65. She retired as the Administrator of Medical Arts Clinic in Aransas Pass after 30 years of service. She is survived by her husband, Roy W. Spears of Aransas Pass; her sons, Roy W. Spears Jr. and his wife, Anna, of Kerrville and Bruce Spears and his wife, Evelyn, also of Aransas Pass; her sister, Bobbie Segura of New Iberia, Louisiana; seven grandchildren, Matt Spears, Jacquelin Spears, Bruce Spears Jr., Brandon Spears, Alix Spears, Wallis Spears and MaryAnna Spears and great granddaughter, Hannah Spears, as well as other extended family members and numerous, wonderful and loyal friends. Services were conducted April 14 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Aransas Pass, with Father Charles Sonnier officiating. Interment followed at Prairie View Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Bryant
PATRICIA ANN BRYANT, 40, passed away May 26, 2001 in Rockport, Texas. She had been a resident of Rockport for the past 10 years. Prior to that, she had been in the insurance business in Virginia. Ms. Bryant is survived by her son, Jason Steven Weeks of Virginia Beach, Virginia; her daughter, Cady Renee Bryant of Rockport; her mother, Peggy Maynard of Corpus Christi; her brother, Ernest Maynard Jr. of College Station, Texas; her sister, Marsha Dowell of Corpus Christi and her care giver, Bob Caldwell of Rockport. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Texas.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Rockport-Fulton, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Cardice
SALVATORE JOSEPH CARDICE, 88, passed away on May 26, 2001. He was born April 21, 1913 in Paterson, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Intelligence and later became Assistant Chief of Investigation for the Secretary of Defense during President Johnson’s term. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Cardice of Aransas Pass, Texas; one son, Robert Lee Cardice of Tallahassee, Florida; one daughter, Regina C. Cochran of Aransas Pass, Texas and nine grandchildren. Graveside services were held May 30 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with Rev. Jim Smith officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Cooper
OLIVER C. COOPER SR. passed away May 26, 2001 in Aransas Pass, Texas. He was born Feb. 15, 1911 in Edna, Texas. He was a resident of Aransas Pass for the past 15 years. He was retired from Civil Service after 21 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Daisy Cooper of Aransas Pass; one son and daughter-in-law, Clifford Boyd and Billie L. Cooper of Ingleside, Texas; two daughters, Wanda Palmer and her husband, Jack of Aransas Pass and Dorothy Ann Asher of Bandera, Texas; one sister, Esther Butler of Washington; 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Services were held May 30 at Charlie Marshall Chapel, Aransas Pass, with interment following at Aransas Memorial Park, Rockport, Texas.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Cleveland
VELMA LEE McKINNEY CLEVELAND was born Sept. 9, 1902 to E.Z. and Virginia Boyd McKinney in Greenwood, Texas. After high school, she attended a four year decorating school in Dallas where she received her certification as an Interior Decorator. In 1920, she joined the Rebecca Lodge and served as all the local officers including Past Noble Grand. She also served as a state officer. She moved to Rockport, Texas in 1950 after marrying Charlie Cleveland. She was a charter member of the Woman’s Club, active in the Aransas County Medical Services, Inc., and supported various organizations and charities. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed reading, decorating, and keeping up with current events. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charlie Cleveland; her parents and two sisters, Bethel McKinney Longino and Jewel McKinney Morris. She is survived by her sister, Opal McKinney Foster of Mesquite, Texas; four nieces, Alene Morris Wallick of Garland, Texas, Betty Longino Hubbert of Corpus Christi, Texas, Laverne Longino Stanley of Fort Worth, Texas and Ruth Longino Hedgepeth of Austin, Texas and three nephews, Don Morris of Granbury, Texas, Stephen Foster and Ronnie Foster and their families, of Mesquite, Texas. The family wishes to express special appreciation and thanks to Alice Corpus of Rockport for her 41 years of service and loving care to Mrs. Cleveland. Services were held May 29 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Rockport Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Aransas County Medical Services, Inc., P.O. Box 821, Rockport, TX 78381-0821.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Rockport-Fulton, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Flores
ALBERTO MARTINEZ FLORES, 83, passed away May 26, 2001. He was born April 7, 1918 in Aransas Pass, Texas and had been a lifelong resident of Aransas Pass. He is survived by his niece, Juanita Trout of Aransas Pass, who cared for him. Private family services were held.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Kelso
RUTH COTTER KELSO, 79, born in Aransas Pass, Texas and a San Antonio resident, died May 25, 2001. Mrs. Kelso went to school at Incarnate Word in San Antonio and The University of Texas at Austin. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly; son-in-law, Dominique Van Nostrand; grandchildren, Caitlin Rose and Natalie Chere, all of Anchorage, Alaska; and by her niece and nephews, Mary Elizabeth Vaughan and Harold Vaughan, both of Corpus Christi, Texas. In honor of her wishes, there was no service and her ashes were scattered over her beloved Gulf of Mexico.
Arrangements were under the direction of Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough, San Antonio, Texas 1-800-460-2704.

Langford
DORIS M. LANGFORD, 81, a resident of Aransas Pass, Texas since 1990, passed away May 24, 2001 at a Corpus Christi hospital. She was born April 20, 1920 in Calexico, California to Arthur and Florie Chandler. She was a member of Unity Church in Rockport and a 50-year member of Eastern Star. She was also very active with Senior Friends. She is survived by her son, Donald E. Langford of Ash Fork, Arizona; her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Steve Hubbell of Ingleside; four grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services were conducted May 28 at at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Aransas Pass, with Rev. Carl Ross Chandler officiating. Interment followed at Prairie View Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Ryles
DONALD L. RYLES, 71, a resident of the Ingleside area since 1967, passed away May 24, 2001 at a Corpus Christi hospital. He was born May 3, 1930 in Beaumont, Texas to Marian and Fern Ryles. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Ingleside and the Corpus Christi Businessmen’s Bible Club. a former Shriner, he was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. A salesman in the gas compression field, he retired in 1967. He is survived by his loving “life mate” and wife of 28 years, Ruth Ryles of Ingleside on the Bay; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald G. and Rhonda Ryles of Ingleside and Richard E. and Erin Duncan of Humble; three daughters, Penny Vance and her husband, Bill, of Taft, Texas, Linda Reiter and her husband, Kenneth, of Aransas Pass and LeDona Ryles of Baytown; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and his special friend, Charlie Brocato. Memorial services were conducted May 27 at Bethel Baptist Church in Ingleside with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating and Dee Blasingame assisting. Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to the American Heart Association, Coastal Bend Office, 500 N. Shoreline Dr., Suite 904, Corpus Christi, TX 78471.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Miller
MRS. CECIL MILLER, the former MILDRED EMMA DOERIE, 86, of New Iberia, Louisiana, passed away July 25, 2001 in a Lafayette, Louisiana hospital. She was a housewife, beloved mother and grandmother, an avid golfer and a gold medal finalist for the Senior Olympics. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Williams Miller Sr.; her parents, Paul P. and Emma Delahoussaye Doerle; four sisters and one brother. She is survived by a daughter, Muriel Ann Jones of Corpus Christi, Texas; a son, Bill Miller of New Iberia; two sisters, Betty Comeaux and Rena Waller and three brothers, Francis Doerle, Harold Doerle and Paul A. Doerle, all of New Iberia; a granddaughter, Brandi Miller of Lafayette; four grandsons, Doug Miller of New Iberia and Derrick Soward, Fred Soward and Jeffrey Soward, all of Corpus Christi; three great granddaughters, Lynzie Blake Miller of New Iberia and Alexandra Soward and Kathryn Soward, both of Corpus Christi and one great grandson, William Jeffrey Soward of Corpus Christi.
A rosary was recited July 27 and services were held July 28 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia with Rev. Steven Leblanc officiating. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Federation of Womens Clubs of New Iberia’s ‘Cuddle Bear Project’ for Children in Crisis, P.O. Box 11524, New Iberia, LA 70562.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Kell
ETHEL LOUISE FARLEY KELL, 90, a lifelong resident of the Aransas Pass area, passed away July 25, 2001 in Portland, Texas. She was born March 22, 1911 in Port Aransas, Texas to William and Lorena Farley. She graduated from Aransas Pass High School in 1929 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Aransas Pass for over 70 years, serving as Sunday School teacher, church secretary for 21 years, and was the organist and pianist for the church. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union and played piano for Charlie Marshall Funeral Home for many, many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, “Buck” Kell; a daughter, Wilma Lou Gallion; her sisters, Wilma Kinghorn and Mrs. W.R. Simpson and her brother, W.C. Farley. She is survived by her granddaughter, LaRue Ann Hayek and her husband, Gary, of Portland, Texas; her great grandson, Todd Jeffery Hayek and his wife, Angela, of Austin; two great great grandchildren, Dalton Hayek and McKenzie Hayek, both of Austin and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were conducted July 27 at First Baptist Church of Aransas Pass with Rev. Ron Early officiating. Interment followed at Prairie View Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Skinner
WALKER ALLEN SKINNER, 57, of Port Aransas, Texas passed away July 25, 2001 in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He grew up in Corpus Christi and New Orleans, Louisiana. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked for Delta Airlines until he moved to Port Aransas in the 1980s where he worked in the construction and fishing businesses. From 1989 until 1997 he lived in Yucca Valley, California where he worked with his parents at Hardesty Floor Company. He moved back to Port Aransas in 1997 and was working at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Al was an avid sportsman. He was a member of the Palm Springs Gun Club, and he spent much of his free time hunting and fishing. He also took great pride in caring for boats, and was a perfectionist in all of his endeavors.
Al was preceded in death by his mother, Iva Hardesty and his grandmother, Eugenia Prescott. He is survived by his stepfather, Ed Hardesty of Yucca Valley, California; his sister, Carolyn Fortier of Santa Rosa, California; his cousins, Edgar (Butch) Findley of Port Aransas, Linda Findley of Joshua Tree, California and Diane Findley of Long Beach, California and by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 aboard the Scat Cat at Fisherman’s Wharf. Friends are invited to go to Butch and Julie Findley’s house afterwards at 1111 Whispering Sands.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Boulanger
ROLLAND BOULANGER, 69, passed away Nov. 20, 2001. He was born Nov. 15, 1932 in Warren, Rhode Island. He was a resident of Aransas Pass and retired from the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a life member of the VFW Post 6386 and DAV 179 in Ingleside. He is survived by two stepsons, David Lassiter of Aransas Pass and Michael Lassiter of Houston, Texas; five brothers, Leo Boulanger and Arthur Bolanger, both of California, Raymond Boulanger and Ernest Boulanger, both of Bristol, Rhode Island and Robert Boulanger of Rhode Island; two sisters, Irene Charette of California and Jeanette Boulanger of New York and one granddaughter, Debbie Carter of Aransas Pass. Graveside services were held Nov. 26 at San Patricio Memorial Gardens in Portland, Texas.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Shaw
PATRICIA “PATTY” SHAW, 50, a resident of Aransas Pass, died Nov. 16, 2001 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She is survived by two sons, Bobby Shaw and Benny Shaw, both of Dallas; three sisters, Peggy Shaw of Houston, Heidi Barrett and Susan Jerabek, both of Colorado; two brothers, Gary Callahan of Hawaii and Mike Callahan of Colorado; seven granddaughters. Memorial services were held in Sugarland, Texas.

Strickhausen
DR. GEORGE STRICKHAUSEN III was born Aug. 28, 1922. He passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 20, 2001, with his wife Margaret by his side, after a courageous nine-month battle with cancer. George never met a stranger and leaves behind a wonderful legacy to those who were blessed to have known him. His quick wit, ability to make others laugh, and his inspirational positive attitude always delivered the clear message that “Strick” loved life and never had a bad day. He loved our heavenly Father, the outdoors, ranching, hunting, fishing, his children and his family, Texas A&M University, and his country. Most of all, he loved to put in a hard day’s work. George graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, Texas. He was in the Class of 1944 at Texas A&M University. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He had a passion for Texas A&M University and his country, which was evident every day of his life. He was Commander of the Cadet Corps at Texas A&M and Captain of the baseball team. He practiced veterinary medicine from 1946-1952 but his love of animals was ever present in his life. He was a Major in the United Stated Air Force, serving from 1953-1956. For the rest of his life, George’s love of the land and his fierce commitment to work and people was evident through his real estate development, acquisitions, and sales. He developed the very first channel front subdivision in Corpus Christi, Laguna Madre Cove, and numerous developments in the Rockport-Aransas Pass area including City by the Sea and Bay Harbor subdivision, where he was currently residing. George purchased over 30 ranches comprising thousands of acres from West Texas to the Hill Country to College Station and down through South Texas. These included many well known ranches such as Clara Driscoll Ranch in Bee County, the Lang-Oppenheimer Ranch in Frio County, the Nueces Land and Livestock Company in La Salle County, the Wendell-Rouquette Ranch in Aransas County, the Rogers Ranch in Dimmitt County and the Modesett Ranch in Aransas County. George’s favorite ranch, which he still owns, is the La Cantarana Ranch of La Salle County, purchased in 1969 from the Henderson Coquat Estate. He is survived by his devoted wife of 19 years, Margaret; two children, George Strickhausen IV and Lisa Strickhausen-Thaxton; one stepson, James L. Coquat and his wife, Heidi and son, Shayn; his grandchildren, Ashley Thaxton, Sarah and J.T. Coquat and their mother, Carolyn Coquat. Rosary was recited Nov. 23 at Charlie Marshall Chapel, Aransas Pass. A Mass was celebrated Nov. 24 at St. Mary Star by the Sea Catholic Church in Aransas Pass, Texas. Burial was held Nov. 24 at the Cotulla Cemetery in Cotulla, Texas. Pallbearers were Jack Kenworthey, Fred Hillje Jr., Jud Hillje, Jim Hillje, Bobby Fulbright and Jerry Brundrett. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Edmond Henderson, Edmond J. Ford, C.A. Coskey Jr., John Reichert, Charles Dreymala, Jim Presley and Jimmy Thwing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas A&M University Scholarship Fund, the 12th Man Foundation Fund, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Fake
WANDA FAKE died Jan. 27, 2002 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born Oct. 10, 1931 in Oletha, Texas. She was Music Director of the First Baptist Church of Rockport for 25 years before retirement in 1996. She also served as Music Director of the Bethel Baptist Church of Ingleside after retirement. She held a music degree from Baylor University and taught public school music for several years in the Cleburne and Azle school districts. She grew flowers and plants in great numbers and occasionally was awarded ‘Yard of the Month.’ She collected dolls and knew every one of them by name. She loved jewelry, and gemstones became her hobby. She always kept her crochet needle and thread ready to use whenever there was an inactive moment that needed filling. An excellent seamstress, she created most of her own clothing and supplied her children’s clothing as they grew up. She loved to prepare big meals for her large family at holiday times. She never let her many physical problems keep her from doing her best. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louie and Berta Sadler; two sisters, Jean Philips and Linda Horne and her daughter, Debbie Hamm. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Charles Fake of Rockport, Texas; three sons, David Fake and his wife, Janet, of Pearland, Texas, Dan Fake and Dwight Fake, both of Houston; one daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Mark Hinze of The Woodlands; a son-in-law, Rick Hamm of Houston; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Annette Sadler of Thornton, Texas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Clarence Walston and Gwen and Ray Moore, all of Thornton; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Jan. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Rockport. Burial will be at Ferguson Cemetery at Oletha, Texas at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Rockport-Fulton, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Joyce
JAMES JOYCE, 80, a resident of Ingleside, Texas since 1976, passed away Jan. 25, 2002 at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1921 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to John and Olive Joyce. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Jean Joyce of Ingleside; three sons, Richard Joyce of South Carolina, Paul Joyce and his wife, Margaret, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Michael Joyce and his wife, Brigetta, of Kinny, Texas; seven daughters, Maria Loger of North Carolina, Kathleen Couch and her husband, Ken, of South Carolina, Carolyn Brandhoff of Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Joyce of Houston, Janice Williams and her husband, Dan, of Hamilton, Ohio, Patricia Mason and her husband, Douglas, of Mason, Ohio and Arline Kouloulas and her husband, Paul, of Tiburon, California; his brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Delores Joyce of Florida; four stepchildren, Barb Taylor and her husband, Robert, of Rockport, Cathy Larew of Ingleside, Bruce Ihrig and his wife, Joy, of Miford, Ohio and Don Casson and his wife, Sandy, of Cincinnati, Ohio; 26 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass was celebrated Jan. 28 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Ingleside, Texas with Father Tom Weller as celebrant. Interment at San Patricio Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Portland, Texas will be conducted at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Lokey
HELEN LOKEY, 88, a resident of Refugio for the past eight years, passed away Jan. 24, 2002. She was born Dec. 14, 1913 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Emmett and Phoebe Thornton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Marvin Lokey in 1970. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Arlen ‘Mike’ and Vernell Lokey of Woodsboro, Robert and JoAnn Lokey of Franklin, Tennessee and Billy Charles and Barbara Lokey of Houston, Texas; her sister, Madeline Fletcher of Muldrow, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Memorial services were conducted Jan. 29 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Aransas Pass with Dee Blasingame officiating. Interment will be conducted at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Corpus Christi, at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Aransas Pass, Texas 1-800-428-2922.

Riddle
ELEANOR MARIE RIDDLE, 80, of Ingleside, Texas passed away Jan. 26, 2002 at a local hospital. She was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Nov. 28, 1921. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Alton Riddle. Mrs. Riddle is survived by three sons, Terry Riddle of Alice, Texas, Wayne Riddle and his wife, Lisa, of Dale, Texas and Russell Riddle and his wife, Margaret, of Lockhart, Texas; one daughter, Karen Smalley and her husband, Jack, of Ingleside; grandchildren, Michelle Riddle, Kerri Spykes and her husband, Scott and Michael and Claudette Smalley; one great grandson, Dylan Spykes. Services were held Jan. 28 at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart, Texas with interment following at Bunton Cemetery in Dale, Texas.
Arrangements were under the direction of Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 8200 Old Brownsville Rd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 (361) 265-9221.


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