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Sarah Marie Bragman, 82 of San Antonio, passed away February 5, 2001 in Pleasanton. She was born April 17, 1918 in Stanley, Wisconsin. She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Bragman of Pleasanton and two sons, David Geoffrey Bragman of Chicago, Illinois and Christopher Robin Bragman of San Antonio. Graveside services and interment were held February 8, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Pleasanton City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Ora Mae Collins, 90 of Luling, passed away February 1, 2001. She was born on October 5, 1910 to William Lee and Texanna Burrows Stacy in San Antonio. Ora Mae grew up on a farm near Poteet where she attended Gates Valley School. She married Emmett Collins on October 28, 1929 and had two children, Marjorie Ann and Harold Wayne. Ora Mae was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Luling for over 50 years. Before retiring, Ora Mae worked at the Luling Green Cross and Edgar B. Davis Hospitals as a practical nurse and also as a private in-home nurse in later years. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, two sisters and two brothers. Ora Mae is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Ann Whitley and husband Chester “Bubba” of Kingsbury; three grandchildren, Susan Whitley of San Antonio, Bruce Whitley and wife Glenda of Floresville and Dianna Alexander and husband Benny of Luling; five great-grandchildren, Jason and Andra Alexander of Luling and Jeffrey, Scott and Reid Whitley of Floresville; a sister, Lorene Bruce of Luling; a brother, Ira Lee “Boots” Stacey and wife Frances Mae of Kearney, Arizona; a sister-in-law, Louetta Stacey of London, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services were held February 3, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at O’Bannon Funeral Home in Luling with Brother Haskell Lunsford and Brother Charles Petty officiating. Interment followed in Luling City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bruce Whitley, Benny Alexander, Jason Alexander and Max Hanners. Arrangements under the direction of O’Bannon Funeral Home, Luling. 

Lonnie Glen Denning Jr., 31 of San Antonio, passed away February 10, 2001 in San Antonio. He was born July 24, 1969 in Jourdanton. He made his living as an oil field worker. Mr. Denning is survived by his wife, Kimberly Denning; a son, Saxon Ray Denning and a daughter, Kriston DeMille Denning all of San Antonio; mother, Donna Kay Coleman of Jourdanton, a brother, James H. Denning and a grandfather, Hubert C. Kay of Jourdanton. Graveside funeral services and interment were held February 13, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Pleasanton City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Laura Ruth Finch, 76 a resident of Charlotte since 1976, passed away February 11, 2001 in Charlotte. She was born March 13, 1924 in Cuero. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara O’Riley of Charlotte; two sisters, Yuma Stallcup of Fort Worth and Jessie Fischer of Devine; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation was held February 13, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Graveside funeral services and interment will be held February 14, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in Charlotte City Cemetery with Stanely McGee of Fort Worth officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Salvador “El Frutero” Martell Sr., age 96, passed away in Jourdanton, Texas on Feb. 8, 2001. Salvador was born in Linares, T.P., Mexico, on Aug. 8, 1904, to Guillermo and Leonarda Lopez Martell. When he was about 9 years old, his father, who was a bullfighter, passed away. His mother lived until she was 107 years old. At the age of 18, Salvador came to this country and married Jesusa Trevino. They made their home in Tilden, Texas, where they owned and operated a grocery store and several rent houses. In 1946, they sold their properties in Tilden, moved to Poteet where they bought their home and he started selling produce. For the next 64 years, he was known as “El Frutero” the fruit peddler, until ill health forced his retirement in 1989. Mr. Martell was preceded in death by his parents, Guillermo and Leonarda Lopez Martell, and in 1962 by his wife, Jesusa Trevino Martell, and a son, Guillermo T. Martell who died in 1998. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deanna M. and Louis Ramirez of San Antonio, and Bertha and Wilbur Jenkins of Lytle; four sons and daughters-in-law, Raul T. and Juanita P. Martell of Poteet, Reynaldo T. and Rachel Martell of Bellville, Michigan, Hector “Marty” T. and Ruby Martell of San Antonio, and Salvador Jr. and Angie Martell of Poteet; one sister, Lenor “TiaLaLa” Pena Martell of Matamoros, Mexico; 50 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary and vigil service was held Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Tri-City Funeral Home in Jourdanton. A funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Tri-City Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlos Davalos officiating. Burial followed in the San Fernando Cemetery #2 in San Antonio. Funeral services were under the direction of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton, Texas, Thomas A. Lange, Funeral Director. 

 “Andy” J.C. Anderson, age 75, went to heaven the morning of Feb. 13, 2001, at home surrounded by his family. J.C. was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Lepanto, AR. J.C. was a devoted father to two-year-old triplets and whom he spent his last two years caring for. He has a total of eleven children. He enjoyed square dancing and invited many to join in. J.C. was a hard-working successful businessman who delighted in visiting with his customers whom he considered his friends. He was running a successful propane business which will continue in his memory. He was a member of Medina Valley United Methodist Church. J.C. is survived by his wife, Diane Anderson of Castroville, Texas; sons, Johnny, J.C. Jr., Jimmie, Timmy, Donny Bill, Ansel Michael, and Zachary Collen Anderson; and by daughters and son-in-law, Katherine Denise and Jacques Dore, Donna LeCara Gusta-mente, Amy Charlene Zwissler, and Anna Almeda Anderson; and by granddaughter, Angelica Dansle; and by brother, Alphas Anderson, and sister, Eva Mae Gates. He is preceded in death by his parents, L.O. and Anna Holland Anderson, and wife Winnifred Anderson. The Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home will be open for visitation on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Fri., Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville with interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. 

The Rev. Paul Van Houtteghem, 78, passed away January 19, 2001 at Missiehuis Van Scheut in Torhout, Belgium. He was a victim of bone cancer. Born November 19,1922, Fr. Van Houtteghem entered the priesthood and was assigned to missions in Texas. Before coming to what at that time was Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Poteet in 1965, Fr. Paul was pastor at St. Agnes Catholic Church in San Antonio. During his pastorate in Poteet, he oversaw the demolition of the old church sanctuary and the construction and rebirth of the church as St. Philip of Benizi Catholic Church with its adjoining classroom annex. Fr. Paul was reassigned in 1976 and served first as chaplain at Santa Rosa Hospital, then at Laredo before returning to his native Belgium. Interment was in Torhout.

Anderson Dorrill, 80 a longtime resident of Bigfoot, passed away March 20, 2001 in San Antonio. Viewing was held March 23, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held March 24, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Sand Branch Baptist Church in Sand Branch with Rev. Arthur Clodfelter officiating. Interment followed in Sand Branch Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Pedro Raul Monte-mayor Garza, 80, passed away on March 27, 2001 in Pleasanton. Vigil was held March 30, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held March 31, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Pleasanton, with the Rev. Tony Villano of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte officiating. Interment followed in Esparza Cemetery north of Pleasanton. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Francisca Gonzales, 87, passed away April 1, 2001 in Jourdanton. Visitation was held April 3, 2001 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton with a rosary and vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be said April 4, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Jourdanton. Interment will follow in San Jose Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton; Thomas A. Lange, Funeral Director. 

Nasaria “Nancy” Estrada, 78 of Poteet, passed away March 31, 2001 in San Antonio. A rosary will be recited April 4, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services will be held April 5, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio with Rev. Dennis Arechiga officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Efrain P. Fernandez, 88 of Pleasanton, passed away April 2, 2001 in Jourdanton. A rosary will be recited April 4, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton. Funeral services will be held April 5, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton with Rev. Carlos Davalos officiating. Interment will follow in St. Andrews #2 Cemetery in Pleasanton. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Florence Gladys Noakes, 91, passed away March 24, 2001, at her home in Pleasanton. Her remains have been taken to Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo. 

Cynthia O’Lear, 40, passed away on March 22, 2001 in Castle Rock, Colorado. Visitation was held March 30, 2001 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held March 31, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with the Rev. Tracey Holcomb of First Baptist Church in Charlotte officiating. Interment followed in the Charlotte City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Sharie J. Powe, 55 a resident of Atascosa County for 25 years, passed on to a better home on March 28, 2001 in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held March 31, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with Rev. Sarah Currie of First United Methodist Church in Pleasanton officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Helen Reyes, 66 a lifetime resident of Campbellton, passed away April 1, 2001 at her home after a short illness. A rosary was recited April 3, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Campbellton. Funeral services will be held April 4, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Campbellton. Interment will follow in Campbellton City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Gladys Buck Ritter, 72 of Pleasanton, passed away March 27, 2001 in San Antonio. Visitation was held March 30, 2001 from 2:00 p.m.until 8:00 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held March 31, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with Rev. Dwayne Haynie of First Baptist Church in Tilden officiating. Interment followed in Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church of Mirando City or memorial of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Catherine Coline Curtis Yerkes, 90, passed away March 31, 2001 in Houston. Funeral services will be held April 5, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Interment will follow in the Pleasanton City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton.

Archie Dale Eichman, 62 of Poteet, passed away June 7, 2001 in San Antonio. Visitation was held June 10, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held June 11, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Interment followed in Rutledge Cemetery in Poteet. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Louisa R. Garcia, 68 of Poteet, passed away June 6, 2001 in San Antonio. Visitation was held June 8, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Churcgh in Poteet. Funeral services were held June 9, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lemiing with Rev. Jim Hoelscher officiating. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Leming. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Juan A. Gonzales, 93, passed away June 10, 2001 in Pleasanton. Visitation was held June 12, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services will be held June 13, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte with Rev. Carlos Davalos of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton officiating. Interment will follow in Charlotte Mexican Cementery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Ricardo Guajardo, 38 of Poteet, passed away June 5, 2001 in Poteet. Visitation was held June 8, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a rosasry recited at 7:30 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held June 9, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet with Rev. Augustine Amanzer officiating. Interment followed in San sidro Cemetery in Pleasanton. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Esther Hernandez, 81, passed away June 7, 2001 in San Antonio. A rosary and vigil service were held June 10, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton. Mass of Christian Burial was said June 11, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Jourdanton with Rev. Francis McHugh officiating. Interment followed in San Jose Cemetery where she was laid to rest beside her husband. Arrangements under the direction of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton; Thomas A. Lange, Funeral Director. 

Lilia G. Lopez, 91 of Devine and Pleasanton, passed away June 12, 2001 in Pleasanton. A rosary will be recited June 15, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel at Hulrey Funeral Home in Devine. Funeral services willb e held June 16, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devine. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Devine. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Devine. 

Dolores Rankin, 74, passed away June 3, 2001 in Pleasanton. Visitation was held June 6, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and June 7, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held June 8, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with Roy White of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pleasanton officiating. Interment followed in Pleasanton City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Juan Antonio Reyes, 5 months, passed away June 9, 2001 in Jourdanton. Visitation will be held June 13, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Graveside services and interment will be held June 14, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in Aguero Family Cemetery near Jourdanton with Rev. Felix Avau of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Shirley G. Reyna, 47, passed away June 5, 2001 in Poteet. Visitation will be held June 13, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services will be held June 14, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Poteet with Rev. Juan Flores of Hosanna Baptist Church in Poteet officiating. Interment will follow in First Memorial Park in San Antonio. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Calvin A. “Butch” Winn, 79 of Cuero, passed away June 4, 2001 in Cuero of heart failure related to complications of diabetes. Visitation was held June 6, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held June 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with Rev. William Baker of Poteet officiating. Interement followed in Amphion Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton.

Frank “Kiko” Aguilar, 58 of San Antonio, joined the Lord on July 6, 2001 in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held August 3, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Rainbow Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio. Arrangements under the direction of American Mortuary, San Antonio. 

Jean Lucille Ames, 67 of Pleasanton, passed away July 30, 2001 in San Antonio. Visitation will be held August 2, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services will be held August 3, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with Rev. Irving Njus of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Jourdanton officiating. Interment will follow in Hilburn Cemetery in Poteet. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Lillie Mae Callaway, 90, passed away July 28, 2001 at her home in Gonzales. Visitation was held July 31, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales. Graveside services and interment will be held August 1, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in Pleasanton City Cemetery with Dr. Bill Nicholsofficiating with Chapter 133 Order of Eastern Star assisting. Memorials may be made to South Texas Hospice, American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church in Pleasanton. Arrangements under the direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, Gonzales. 

Laura Ann Marley Gerron, 64, passed away July 23, 2001 at the VA hospital in Dallas. Visitation was held July 25, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at J. E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis. A memorial service was held July 26, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the Keever Chapel with Rev. Mel Bishara of the First Methodist Church in Palmer officiating. Arrangements under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis. 

San Juanita Gonzalez, 82, passed away July 24, 2001 in San Antonio. Visitation was held July 26, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held July 27, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Jourdanton with Rev. Carlos Davalos of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton officiating. Interment followed in San Pedro Cemetery in Poteet. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Frank Tejeda Lopez, 75 a lifetime resident of Pleasanton, passed away July 26, 2001 in Jourdanton. A rosary was recited July 27, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held July 28, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton with Rev. Carlos Davalos officiating. Interment followed in San Ysidro Cemetery in Poteet. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Juan D. Tijerina, 70, passed away July 26, 2001 in Pleasanton. A rosary was recited July 27, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home. Funeral services were held July 28, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton with Rev. Carlos Davalos officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Beverly Gale Wier, 51 of San Marcos, passed away July 27, 2001. Visitation was held July 29, 2001 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos. Funeral services were held July 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of San Marcos with Rev. Doug Tipps , Rev. Bob Maas and Rev. Dan Wooldridge officiating. Interment will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Charlotte City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hays County Aggie Moms, Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Rhonda White, P. O. Box 471, San Marcos, TX 78667. Arrangements under the direction of Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos.

Raymond Bermea Jr., 50 a lifetime resident of Charlotte, passed away October 8, 2001 in Jourdanton. A prayer service was held October 10, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held October 11, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Charlotte. Interment followed in Chilipitin Cemetery in Charlotte. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Joseph “Joe” Ferricane, 82, entered into peace on October 11, 2001 in Elmendorf. Visitation was held October 12, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held October 13, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with Rev. Carlos Davalos of St. Andrews Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Coleman. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Lillie Isabel Fassnidge, 58 a lifetime resident of Leming, passed away October 11, 2001 in Jourdanton. Visitation was held October 12, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held October 13, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with Rev. Victor Keller of San Antonio officiating. Interment followed in Tumlinson Cemetery in Leming. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Amando V. Martinez, 66 of Poteet, entered into rest October 13, 2001. A rosary was recited October 16, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Brookehill Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held October 17, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in San Antonio. Interment will follow in First Memorial Park on Highway 16 at 1604. Arrangements under the direction of Brookehill Funeral Home, San Antonio. 

Harvey Lee “Spook” Palmer, 66, went to be with the Lord October 12, 2001 in Campbellton. Visitation will be held October 17, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Memorial Funereal Home in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held October 18, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in San Antonio with Rev. John Campbell of Pleasanton officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Fidencio Arguijo Jr., 64, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2002 in Fort Worth. He was born on December 9, 1937 to Fidencio and Concepcion Chapa Arguijo in Pleasanton. He attended school in Leal and, at the age of 18, enlisted in the United States Air Force and continued his education. He was assigned to various locations. He retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service while stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Juanita Mendoza. He is survived by one son, Mark Arguijo and wife Yvette of San Antonio; three sisters, Eusevia Trevino, Oralia Gonzales and husband Juan and Eloisa Garcia and husband Alfred all of Fort Worth; five brothers, Paulino Arguijo and Frank Arguijo both of San Antonio, Trinidad Arguijo and wife Hortencia, Vivian Arguijo and wife Aurora and Eloy Arguijo and wife Lydia all of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Alexis and Alyssa Arguijo both of San Antonio and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held January 13, 2002 from noon until 8:30 p.m. at Brookehill Funeral Home in San Antonio with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated January 14, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. in Brookehill Chapel. Interment followed at 1:00 p.m. in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Arrangements under the direction of Brookehill Funeral Home, San Antonio. 

Cecil D. De Loach, 57 of Poteet, passed away January 26, 2002 in Poteet. He was born September 14, 1944 in San Antonio. Mr. De Loach is survived by two sons, Justin De Loach of Temple and Daniel De Loach and wife Joanne of Lytle; three daughters, Cherilynn DeLoach and Todd Ferguson of Poteet, Treva Carr and husband Joseph of Sulphur Springs and Anita Rogers and Calvin Cooley of Sulphur, Louisiana; two brothers, Lawrence De Loach and wife Imogene of San Antonio and Jimmie De Loach of Oak Island; one sister, Patsy Couch of Sulphur Springs; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A private family service will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Fred A. Dillman, 86 of Pleasanton, passed away January 24, 2002 in Jourdanton. He was born August 13, 1915 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He served his country during World War II in the Navy. Mr. Dillman made his living as a pumper for Texaco. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pleasanton. He is survived by his wife, Cora Dillman of Pleasanton; two daughters, Laura Ann Gates of Charlotte and Judith Sharon Hamblett of White House; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held January 27, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held January 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with Rev. Tracy Holcomb of Charlotte Baptist Church and Rev. Bill Fowler of First Baptist Church in Pleasanton officiating. Interment followed in Luling City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Gates, Timmy Gates, Lyons Hairell, Curtis Prda and David Prda. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Luisa Gallegos, 80 of Pleasanton, passed away January 26, 2002 in Pleasanton. She was born June 27, 1921 in Pleasanton. Mrs. Gallegos was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton. She was preceded in death by a son, Ernesto in 1967, her husband, Ricardo in 1990 and a brother, Ramon Rodriguez in 2001. She is survived by one son, Richard Gallegos of Jourdanton; three daughters, Andrea Garza of Poteet, Clotilde Munoz of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Consuelo Trevino of Pleasanton; four brothers, Carlos Rodriguez of Pleasanton, Jesus Rodriguez of San Marcos, Luis Rodriguez of Pleasanton and Joe Rodriguez of Sacramento, California; six sisters, Anita Rodriguez of Los Angeles, California, Margarita Escalante of Pleasanton, Maria Garza of San Antonio, Estella Talamantez of San Antonio, Erminia Leal of Pleasanton and Helen Zamora of Luling; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A rosary was recited January 28, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held January 29, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton with Deacon Ricardo Munoz of St. Louis Catholic Church in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin officiating. Interment followed in San Ysidro Cemetery in Pleasanton. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Robert Lester Kinchen, 79 of North Smithfield, Rhode Island and formerly of Poteet, passed away January 8, 2002. He was born September 22, 1902 in Hornersville, Missouri. He moved with his family to Poteet around 1930. Mr. Kinchen graduated from Poteet High School and served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Kinchen; his parents, C. S. and Charity Kinchen; a brother, V. C. Kinchen and a sister, Betty Jones Howard. He is survived by one brother, J. L. Kinchen of Castroville; two sisters, Audrey Martin and husband J.J. of Moore, Oklahoma and Marynell Zabava and husband Jori of San Antonio and numerous nieces and nephews. He was buries in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 

Manuel Lambaria, 74 of San Antonio and formerly of Pleasanton, passed away January 24, 2002 in San Antonio. He was born October 17, 1927 in Pleasanton. Mr. Lambaria served his country in the U. S. Army. He made his living as a production controller at Kelly Air Force Base. He was a member of Divine Providence Catholic Church in San Antonio and was a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, Council 5262. He was preceded in death by his wife, Monica on February 19, 2000. He is survived by one son, Manuel Lambaria Jr. and wife Martha of San Antonio; three daughters, Sylvia Lambaria, Lydia J. Lopez and Susie A. Key and husband Carl all of San Antonio; two brothers, Frank Lambaria and Augustin Lambaria both of Pleasanton; one sister, Clemencia Esparza of Pleasanton and six grandchildren, Amanda McKula and husband George, Christopher Key, Jacob Key, Troy Ramirez, Danielle Lambaria and Gabriela Lambaria all of San Antonio. Visitation was held January 28, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held January 29, 2002 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton with Phil Henning of Divine Providence Catholic Church in San Antonio officiating. Interment followed at 2:30 p.m. in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Ruby M. Matheaus, 76 of Pleasanton, passed away January 25, 2002 in Floresville. She was born December 19, 1925 in Wilson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin. She is survived by one brother-in-law, Charlie Matheaus of Poth; six sisters-in-law, Hilda Traeger of Floresville, Nertha Wahl of Floresville, Margaret Albert of Poth, Tillie Kretzschmar of Floresville, Elsa Matheaus of Floresville and Gertrude Manning of San Antonio; one brother, Leroy Schneider and wife Julia of Poth and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held January 27, 2002 from 2:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held January 28, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jourdanton with Rev. Dawn Silvius officiating. Interment followed in St. John’s Cemetery in Poth. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Eusebia “Cheva” Rangel, 86, passed away January 28, 2002 at her home in Pleasanton. She was born December 15, 1915 in La Petaca, Nueva Leon, Mexico. Eusebia married Rosalio Rangel at the age of 18. They lived and worked with numerous ranchers including Sam Richter, Joe and Margaret Ebrom, Robert Benick and Walter Schroeder in Black Hill. In 1949, they moved to Pleasanton with their family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rosalio Rangel and a son, Willie Rangel. Mrs. Rangel is survived by four sons, Fidencio Rangel of Pleasanton, Reynaldo Rangel and wife Elizabeth of San Antonio, Domingo Rangel and wife Cynthia of Pleasanton and Kanuto Joe Rangel and wife Tina of Clinton, Oklahoma; five daughters, Katie Delgado and husband David, Dolores Ortiz and husband Jesus, Margarita Castillo and husband Anecleto, Lydia Sanchez and husband Salvador and Virginia Garcia and husband Amadeo all of Pleasanton; one brother, Juan Aguirre of Aberthany; one stepdaughter, Juanita Gonzales of Seguin; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Rangel of Pleasanton; 45 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited January 31, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services will be held February 1, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton with Deacon Norm Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Sotello Cemetery in Pleasanton. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. 

Ramon Reyna Rivera, 78 of Pleasanton and formerly of Mexico, passed away January 23, 2002 in Pleasanton. He was born October 23, 1923 in Escobedo, Coah, Mexico. He made his living as a laborer. He is survived by his wife, Maria Elena Rivera of Pleasanton; three sons, Juventino Rivera, Everardo Rivera and Ramon Rivera Jr. all of Pleasanton; three daughters, Gloria Hilda Rivera, Maria Elizabeth Rivera and Martha Alicia Rivera all of Pleasanton; two brothers, Pablo Rivera and Jesus Rivera both of Mexico; two sisters, Isabel Rivera and Francisca Rivera both of Mexico; 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held January 25, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the chapel at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Funeral services were held January 26, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Templo Emanuel in Pleasanton with Marie Aguirre officiating. Interment followed in Pleasanton City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton.

Wallace Denmon Langley, age 98, passed away peacefully at his home in Pleasanton on May 30, 2002. He was born on July 9, 1903, in San Miguel, Texas. He and his wife moved to Pleasanton in 1983. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 67 years. Mr. Langley retired from D.D. Feldman Oil and Gas where he served as a production superintendent. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bulah Athalene Langley in 1994; two sisters, Ruth Arnold and Patsy Langley; three brothers, Leo Langley, Willis Langley and Roy Fount Langley; and a daughter, Jo Ann McMahon. He is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Beyer of Pleasanton; two sons, Jack Langley, Victoria; and Wallace Langley Jr., Monahans; 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Visitation was held June 2 from 2-8 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton. Services were conducted on June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Hurley Funeral Chapel in Pleasanton by the Rev. Todd Guidry, hospice chaplain. Interment followed in the Charlotte City Cemetery in Charlotte. Mr. Langley’s grandsons served as pallbearers. Arrangements were by Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton. 

R.C. Newman Jr., age 43, died Saturday, June 1, 2002. He was a 1976 graduate of Churchill High School and was very proud to be a corporate pilot for USAA. R.C. loved flying and had completed over 10,000 hours of safe flying time; he was well known and liked in the aviation industry. He loved fishing, boating and ranching and took special pleasure in gardening. R.C. had a smile for everyone he met and his joy of life will be missed by ALL. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mathilda Newman. He is survived by his father and step-mother, R.C. Newman Sr. and Kathryn; daughter, Brandi Newman; sister, Veronica Hoffman; grandmother, Audrey Mae Newman; fiancée, Peggy Tripp. R.C. and Peggy were looking forward to their September wedding and were busy making plans for their future. Also surviving are a special cousin, Swayne Newman, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayer service was held Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at Porter Loring North Chapel in San Antonio. Mass will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, San Antonio, with the Rev. Msgr. James Henke officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allan Buschfort, Steve Slief, Henry Hass, Chris Gamez, Harry Peterson and Shawn Scott. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the guest book at www.porterloring.com by selecting the Sign and View Family Guestbook icon. Arrangements are by Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio. 

Lou Emma Wiley Smith, age 90, passed away Friday, May 31, 2002, in Dallas. The eldest of five daughters, she was born in Union Valley, Texas, on Nov. 2, 1911, to Walter Glick (Dick) Wiley and Martha Radar Wiley. Following her graduation from high school in Christine, Lou took a business course in San Antonio, then worked in courthouses in Tilden, Jourdanton and San Antonio. It was while working for a lawyer, R.R. Smith in Jourdanton, that she met his younger son, Willard. They were married in 1938 and their son, Mac, was born in 1944. In 1952, when Lou was president of the Jourdanton Garden Club, she got prisoners out of the jail to work on projects to beautify the town of 2,000, making parks and planting oleanders. This resulted in the Jourdanton Garden Club being the first garden club in Texas to win the national Kellogg Medal for Civic Achievement. In March, 1952, Mrs. Willard Smith flew to Biloxi, Miss. to accept the award and, according to minutes of the meeting, “gave a most interesting, amusing, and inspirational account of this achievement.” The year Lou was president of the PTA. the members converted the homemaking cottage the school gave the group into a Recreation Center that was used as a meeting place for civic clubs. It had a jukebox and snack bar and the teens used it on Friday nights. In 1954, Lou and Mac went with Willard when he took a job in Honduras as an engineer with the Standard Fruit Co. to build irrigation systems on the banana plantations. While there, Lou became president of the Mazapan Women’s Club in La Ceiba. In addition to monthly entertainment programs, the club met every Wednesday to sew baby clothes for the poor women who lived in the countryside and came into La Ceiba to have their babies. In 1956, the family returned to the United States. That same year Lou was the Finance Chairman for the Atascosa County Centennial celebration. After Mac graduated from high school in 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to Dallas when Willard went to work for Cage Brothers Construction Co. His first jobs were the supervising of the paving of Stemmons Freeway from Harry Hines to Northwest Highway and part of Interstate 30 from Dolphin Road to Loop 12. When Mr. Cage died, Willard accepted a position with Bi-Co Pavers and paved streets in the Dallas area. He eventually formed his own company and did the excavation work for several of the downtown buildings and most of the downtown pedestrian tunnels. Mac joined him in 1974 and took over the business in 1984. Since coming to Dallas, Lou was an active member of the ASCE Wives Club and the TSPE Wives Club and thoroughly enjoyed the monthly meetings with other wives of engineers. In 1988-89. she was president of the TSPE Wives Club. Lou was proud of her work on political campaigns for the Republican Party working the phone banks. After Willard’s retirement, they traveled extensively. Some of the countries they have visited are England, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Egypt, the Holy Land, Jamaica, Venezuela and Cuba. They have taken several cross-country trips to California and to Washington, D.C. Lou was a loving and joyful person with a positive attitude and an inspiration to all. She is survived by her husband, Willard; her son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Louise Smith; granddaughters: Audrey and husband, Will Pinkerton; Rosalie and husband, Steve Galliver; grandson: Byron Smith; great grandchildren Alex and Kate Pinkerton, Mason and Peter Galliver; three sisters: Ruth and husband Lonnie Wheeler; Willie Mae and husband Harvey Burrer; Marie and husband Carl Morris; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean and husband, Allen Badger; brother-in-law and wife Bowen and Agnes Smith; and sister-in-law, Royale Steinle. Services were held Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Christine Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Christine City Cemetery under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton. 

Emalie Jaylynn Ybarra, infant daughter of Emilio and Jessica Ybarra of Charlotte, Texas, was born and passed away on May 27, 2002, in Jourdanton. Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents-Mr. and Mrs. Juan Jose Carreon, Charlotte; and Mrs. Antonia Ybarra, Poteet; great grandparents-Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Carreon Sr. and Mr. Pedro Zuniga, all of Charlotte; and numerous aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her great grandmother, Maria Zuniga of Charlotte. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Mexican Cemetery with the Rev. Francis M. McHugh of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Jourdanton, officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pleasanton. 

Dorthy Jenkins, age 80, passed away in Jourdanton, Texas, on June 1, 2002. She was born to Jim and Lucia Stroope Jenkins on April 13, 1922. Dorthy was born in Jourdanton, Texas, to a family of ten girls and two boys. When World War II started, she joined the WACS and drove an ambulance from September of 1943 until January of 1946. For her services she was decorated with the American Campaign Medal, WACS Service Medal, WWII Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Driver and Mechanic Badge. After WWII, Dorthy ranched with her sister Dolly Taylor for awhile in the Tilden area. She also worked and retired from Kelly Field as an aircraft mechanic. Dorthy loved to garden and have conversations with anyone who would visit with her. She also loved to have family gatherings where she was the life of the party. She was a member of the Jourdanton United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her parents and five sisters: Ruby and Lois Dieterich, Dolly Taylor, Alma Ryan and Phyllis Ciomperlik. She is survived by four sisters: Jessie Coward and Jimmie McArthur, both of Jourdanton; Florence Jenkins of Poteet and Mary Spencer of San Antonio; also two brothers, James R. Jenkins of Pleasanton and Travis Jenkins of Colorado; numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at the Jourdanton City Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, under the direction of Tri-City Funeral Home, Thomas A. Lange, Funeral Director. 

Elisa Galindo, age 66 of Leming, passed away on June 3, 2002, in San Antonio. She was born on April 14, 1936 in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico. She is survived by her sons, daughters, daughter-in-law, granddaughters and grandsons, nieces and nephews and many friends. Rosary was recited Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at M.E. Rodriguez Funeral Home in San Antonio. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Leming, Texas.


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