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Virginia H. Buser
Virginia H. Buser, founder of Explorations Incorporated, died May 27, 1999. She was 71.
Survivors include her husband, John; a son, John Buser Jr. of Corpus Christi; a daughter, Joan Farrell of Austin; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 1 at Lindale Baptist Church. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.
New Funeral Options.

Wiley G. Carroll Jr.
THREE RIVERS - Wiley G. Carroll Jr., a Marine veteran of World War II, died May 30, 1999. He was 75.
Survivors include his wife, Elva; three sons, Patrick Carroll of Three Rivers and Ricardo and Larry Carroll, both of Beeville; three daughters, Nora Doblar of Beeville and Sarah Carroll and Tina Belcher, both of Three Rivers; two brothers, Ellis Carroll of Pearsall and Jimmy Carroll of Three Rivers; three sisters, Katheryn Kelly of Houston and Madge Patton and Jeanie Dove, both of Three Rivers; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. June 2 at the Church of Christ. Burial will be in Three Rivers Cemetery.
Roberson's Funeral Home.

John W. Davis
REFUGIO - John William Davis, an Army veteran, a porter for Barnhart-Rooke Chevrolet and a Baptist, died May 31, 1999. He was 57.
Survivors include his wife, Elbetha; three daughters, Suzette Avery of San Antonio and Dorothy Boston and Carol Anderson, both of Refugio; two sons, Richard Avery of Refugio and Willie Davis of San Antonio; three sisters, Georgia Davis of Refugio, Esther Baker and Augusta Halsey, both of Dallas; two brothers, William Davis Jr. of Denver and Robert Davis of Dallas; and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. June 3 at Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in Community Cemetery.

Genaro Z. Gonzales
SINTON - Genaro Z. Gonzales, an employee of H&K Construction Co., died May 29, 1999. He was 56.
Survivors include his wife, Juliana; two sons, Thomas and Genaro Gonzalez Jr., both of Corpus Christi; two daughters, San Juanita and Veronica Gonzales, both of Corpus Christi; six brothers, George, Gilberto and Guadalupe Gonzales, all of Sinton, Grabiel Gonzales of Killeen, Jesus Gonzales of Odessa and Benito Gonzales Jr. of Austin; three sisters, Graciela Castillo of Sinton and Genoveva Rodriguez and Giselda DeLeon, both of Corpus Christi; and nine grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. June 1 at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. June 2 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will be in Eternal Rest Cemetery.

Roland P. Herrada
Roland P. Herrada died May 28, 1999. He was 48.
Survivors include a son, Giancarlo Herrada; his parents, Manuel Herrada of Corpus Christi and Dora Lopez of Dallas; two sisters, Cynthia Gutierrez and Norma Burciaga, both of Dallas; and six brothers, Beningo, Ricardo, Fred and Alex Herrada Jr., all of Corpus Christi and Johnny and Gary Mungia, both of Dallas.
Services will be at 1 p.m. June 1 at Angelus Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Daniel Korn
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Daniel Korn, a retired pharmacist, former owner of Gateway Drugs in Corpus Christi and formerly a member of B'nai Israel Synagogue in Corpus Christi, died May 31, 1999. He was 94.
Survivors include a son, Marvin Korn of Georgetown; a daughter, Natalie Moskowitz of Parsippany; two sisters, Faye Gubin and Belle Hirsch, both of Los Angeles; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. June 2 in Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi. Tuttle Funeral Home/Seaside Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Corpus Christi.

Ann F. Taylor
BEEVILLE - Ann Few Pierce Taylor, health care provider, died May 30, 1999. She was 60.
Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn McCoy of Victoria, Deborah Perez of Bruni and Patricia Greer of Beeville; a son, James Robbins of Cotulla; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 2 at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. June 3 in Streetman.

Agustin A. Benavidez
MATHIS - Agustin A. Benavidez Sr., a retired carpenter, died June 1, 1999, He was 62.
Survivors include his wife, Oralia; two sons, Agustin Benavidez Jr. of Beeville and Carlos Benavidez of Mathis; three sisters, Luisa Sanchez of Port Lavaca, Felicita Villanueva of Corpus Christi and Elena Rodriguez of Dallas; two brothers, Luciano and Eduardo Benavidez, both of Mathis; and six grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. June 2 at Dobie Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in San Patricio Cemetery.

John W. Davis
REFUGIO - John William Davis, an Army veteran, porter for Barnhart-Rooke Chevrolet Co. and a Baptist, died May 31, 1999. He was 57.
Survivors include his wife, Elbetha; three daughters, Suzette Avery of San Antonio and Dorothy Boston and Carol Anderson, both of Refugio; two sons, Richard Avery of Refugio and Willie Davis of San Antonio; three sisters, Georgia Davis of Refugio and Esther Baker and Augusta Halsey, both of Dallas; two brothers, William Davis Jr. of Denver and Robert Davis of Dallas; and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 3 at Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in Community Cemetery.

Alberta R. Fuentes
Alberta R. "La Borada" Fuentes, a retired employee of National Linen Service, died June 1, 1999. She was 76.
Survivors include her husband, Santiago; six sons, Gregorio Sauceda and Ruben, Jesse and Abel Fuentes, all of Corpus Christi, Jose Sauceda and Guadalupe Sauceda, both of Austin; five daughters, Maria Alejandro of Austin and Rosa Montoya, Jovita Riojas, Josie Gonzales and Gracie Reyes, all of Corpus Christi; 36 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. June 2 at Memorial Funeral Home, Holly Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 3 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Ivey Paterson
TAFT - Ivey Paterson, a homemaker, died May 30, 1999. She was 100.
She is survived by a son, Eugene Paterson of Toyah.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. June 2 in Taft Memorial Park Cemetery.
Colonial Funeral Home.

Raul P. Ramirez
ALICE - Raul P. Ramirez, a retired employee of the Alice Independent School District maintenance department, died May 29, 1999. He was 74.
Survivors include six daughters, Angelica Garcia of McAllen, Yolanda Carter of Houston, Alicia Castillo of Banquete, Nora Rodriguez of Falfurrias and Elizabeth and Victoria Ramirez, both of San Antonio; two sons, Ramon Ramirez of Alice and Ricky Ramirez of San Antonio; three sisters, Elia Abrigo of Alice, Elva Gonzalez of Pharr and Elida Ramirez of Falfurrias; two brothers, Ramiro Ramirez of Alice and Roberto Ramirez of Premont; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. June 2 at New Collins Cemetery.
Walker-Mora Funeral Home.

Dixie R. Sparks
ALICE - Dixie Risinger Sparks, a former teacher and a member of First Baptist Church, died May 31, 1999. She was 58.
Survivors include her husband, Don; two daughters, Lori Harwell of Petronila and Shannon Hans of Alice; a son, Scott Sparks of Corpus Christi; a sister, Denise Walker of Alice; two brothers, Dale and Dean Risinger, both of Alice; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 2 at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Holmgreen Mortuary.

Juan R. Villarreal
KINGSVILLE - Juan R. "Johnny" Villarreal, a Navy veteran, a retired employee of the Corpus Christi Army Depot, a veteran of the Army National Guard and a member of the Knights of Columbus, died May 30, 1999. He was 58.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; his mother, Catarina Villarreal of San Antonio; two sisters, Lydia Villanueva of California and Angie Guevara of San Antonio; and four brothers, George Villarreal of Baytown and Oscar, Gilbert and Alfredo Villarreal, all of San Antonio.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. June 2 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Burial will be in Santa Gertrudis Cemetery.
Ramirez-Salinas Funeral Home.

Marvin Autry
SKIDMORE - Marvin Autry, a carpenter, died May 30, 1999. He was 79.
Survivors include six sons, Valentine Fragosa of San Antonio, Robert Fragosa and Arthur and Marvin Autry, all of Houston and David and John Autry, both of Skidmore; two brothers, Raymond and Paul Autry, both of San Antonio; a sister; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 3 at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, Beeville.

Maria L. Benavidez
Maria Luisa Benavidez died May 31, 1999. She was 71.
Survivors include her husband, Enrique; a daughter, Alicia Mireles of Corpus Christi; two sons, Antonio and Enrique Benavidez Jr., both of Houston; a brother, Isidro Villarreal of Mission; and two grandchildren.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 3 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.
Seaside Memorial Park & Funeral Home.

Clara O. Bradley
ST. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - Clara O'Bell Bradley, homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, died May 29, 1999. She was 81.
Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Broomfield of Corpus Christi; three sisters; and brother; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. June 4 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Holy Lutheran Cemetery.
Stantonwood Mortuary.

Robert C. Calvert
ROCKPORT - Robert Church Calvert, a Marine veteran, retired law enforcement officer and a Mason, died June 1, 1999. He was 69.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; two sons, F.C. "Bud" Calvert of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Lionel Calvert of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Alvin Calvert of Norfolk, Va.; and one grandson.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. June 3 at Oak Terrace Masonic Lodge #323, 692 Hickory St.
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory.

Timothy M. Carmichael
PORT ARANSAS - Timothy Mark Carmichael, a Marine Corps veteran and a cook, died May 29, 1999. He was 39.
Survivors include his father, Donald Carmichael of New Iberia, La.; a sister, Brenda Sloan of Galveston; and two brothers, Steve Carmichael of San Antonio and Hugh Carmichael of New Orleans.
There are no local services.
Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service.

Birdie O. Carr
ALICE - Birdie Ozella Southerland Carr, a homemaker, died May 27, 1999. She was 69.
Survivors include a sister, Ernestine Roel of Fayetteville, N.C. and a brother, Jimmie Southerland of Alice.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. June 4 in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Holmgreen Mortuary.

Jewelle E. Curlee
MATHIS - Jewelle Erfurth Curlee, former co-owner of Curlee's Restaurant, a former president of Insurance Women of San Antonio, a member of Cenizo Hill Garden Club, Mathis Culture Club and Althean Class of First Baptist Church, died May 31, 1999. She was 79.
Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Rokohl of Orange Grove; a son, Frederick Hild of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 3 at Dobie Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cenizo Hill Cemetery.

Ollie M.C. Grant
ARANSAS PASS - Ollie Mae Crothers Grant, a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, died May 30, 1999. She was 58.
Survivors include a son, Jessie Dickerson Jr. of Aransas Pass; two daughters, Phyllis Vegia of Rockport and Beverly Morgan of Corpus Christi; her mother, Bertha Mae Crothers; two brothers, Curtis Crothers of Aransas Pass and Herman Simpson of Troy, N.C.; two sisters, Mercie Turner of Aransas Pass and Betty Jean July of San Antonio; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. June 5 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery.

Darrell G. Landis
ALICE - Darrell G. Landis, an Air Force veteran and a locksmith, died June 1, 1999. He was 49.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina and Tara Landis, both of Shiner; a stepdaughter, Toni Gonzales of Victoria; a son, Darrell Kennemer of Alice; his mother, Jeanine Landis of Heber Springs, Ark.; two sisters, Carolyn Hall of Heber Springs, and Virginia Phillips of Sulphur Rock, Ark.; three brothers, Larry and Davie Landis, both of Heber Springs and Marvin Landis of Alice.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. June 4 in Alice Cemetery.
Holmgreen Mortuary.

Jesse D. Lopez Sr.
Jesse D. Lopez Sr., an Army veteran, retired captain from the Corpus Christi Fire Department and a former Merchant Marine, died June 1, 1999. He was 71.
Survivors include his wife, Celia; a daughter, Sylvia De La Cerda of Corpus Christi; a son, Jesse Lopez Jr. of Arlington; three sisters, Socorro Gomez, Francis Garcia and Mary Lopez, all of Corpus Christi; a brother, Joe Lopez of Corpus Christi; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. June 3 at Seaside Funeral Home. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.

Pedro M. Moreno Sr.
ARANSAS PASS - Pedro Moya Moreno Sr. died May 31, 1999. He was 65.
Survivors include his wife, Lilly; six sons, Armando, Guadalupe, Domingo, Ricky, Ernesto and Pete Moreno Jr., all of Aransas Pass; two daughters, Palmira Moreno of Aransas Pass and Martina Groseclose of Ingleside; eight brothers, Jessie Moreno of Corpus Christi and Raul, Sammy, Arturo, Juan, Fred, Oscar and Domingo Moreno Jr., all of Aransas Pass; two sisters, Linda Moreno of Aransas Pass and Janie Alvarado of Ingleside; and 20 grandchildren.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 3 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial will be in San Antonio Cemetery.
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory.

Richard D. Muckelroy Jr.
ROBSTOWN - Richard Dean Muckelroy Jr., a South Texas Seed and Feed Co. employee and member of Star of Zion Baptist Church, died May 31, 1999. He was 32.
Survivors include three sisters, Temetria Bryant, Daytria and Tiffany Muckelroy, all of Corpus Christi; three brothers, Robert Solomon, Shayman and Charles Muckelroy, all of Corpus Christi; and his grandmother, Irene Runnels of Robstown.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 5 at Star of Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be in Robstown Cemetery.
Ramon Funeral Home.

Helen A. Murphy
Helen Anna Sullivan Murphy, a Canadian Army veteran of World War II, a U.S. Army veteran and a Naval Reserve veteran, died May 28, 1999. She was 74.
Survivors include a stepson, Michael Murphy of Huntsville; a sister, Mary Sullivan of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and a brother, John Sullivan of Mount Clemens, Mich.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. June 3 at Seaside Funeral Home.

Nicole N. Pena
INGLESIDE - Nicole Noell Pena, a student at Faulk Elementary School in Aransas Pass, died June 1, 1999. She was 6.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Anna and Steven Whitney of Ingleside; her father, Alfred Pena of Ingleside; a brother, Steven Whitney Jr. of Ingleside; a sister, Danielle Pena of Ingleside; her grandparents, Juan and Maria Martinez of Ingleside, Virginia Whitney of Corpus Christi and Carolina Pena of Sinton; and her great grandmother, Nicolasa Tijerina of Corpus Christi.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. June 3 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 4 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery, Aransas Pass.

Isaiah L. Rodriguez
Isaiah Luke Rodriguez died May 31, 1999.
Survivors include his parents, Gilma Montelongo and Esteban Rodriguez, both of Corpus Christi; his grandparents, Esteban Rodriguez Jr. and Trinidad and Guadalupe Montelongo, all of Corpus Christi; his great-grandparents, Agapita Hernandez and Esteban Rodriguez, both of Corpus Christi, and Teresa Lozano and Andres Gallardo, both of Hebbronville; and his great-great-grandmother, Cecilia Lozano of Robstown.
Services will be at 9 a.m. June 4 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Charles F.M. Streitenberger
Charles. F.M. Streitenberger, a retired industrial mechanic for Southern Minerals & Pipeline Co., a member of Church of Christ and a Mason, died May 31, 1999. He was 81.
Survivors include his wife, Genevieve; a daughter, Verna Ford of Corpus Christi; a son, Randy Streitenberger of Corpus Christi; a sister, Iola King of San Antonio; eight grandchildren and one great-granchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. June 3 at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Espiridion F. Tijerina Jr.
SINTON - Espiridion F. Tijerina Jr., a retired employee of H&K Construction Co., died June 1, 1999. He was 82.
Survivors include four sons, Francisco Tijerina of Robstown, Ruben Tijerina of Houston, Santos and Espiridion Tijerina Jr., both of Sinton; two daughters, Dolores Puebla of Corpus Christi and Anita Garcia of Sinton; three sisters, Senaida Garza of Victoria, Dominga and Victoria Zapata, both of Sinton; 31 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Eternal Rest Cemetery.
Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.

Reynaldo H. Ybarra
Reynaldo H. Ybarra died May 31, 1999. He was 46.
Survivors include his parents, Victor and Elisa Ybarra of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Delia Acosta and Estella Elisea, both of Corpus Christi; and two brothers, Victor Ybarra of Germany and Theodoro Soliz of Corpus Christi.
Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. June 3 in Robstown Cemetery Association Cemetery, Robstown.
Angelus Funeral Home.


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