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DORIS DEAN BROOKS

Doris Dean “Dot” Brooks, 79, of Houston, died April 21, 2000, at her home.
Brooks was born July 9, 1920, in Uvalde, to Jack and Effie Dean. She was a descendant of the Dean and Hale families who moved to Uvalde from Greenville, Texas, around 1900. Brooks was raised in Uvalde and the Nueces Canyon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, Billy Brooks.
Brooks is survived by two sons, Ron Brooks and Don Brooks and wife, Joyce, all of Houston; one brother, L.J. Dean of Camp Wood; one grandson; and numerous friends in Houston, Uvalde and the surrounding area.
A memorial service was held on April 26 at 7 p.m. at Family Funeral Care Kingsbridge in Houston.
Visitation was held April 27 at 10 a.m. at the same location. 

JEWEL DOAK

Jewel Doak, 88, of San Antonio, died May 2, 2000, at Blanco Vista Nursing Home in San Antonio.
She was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. She married James William “Jake” Doak Sr. on Sept. 29, 1928, in Seagraves.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Doak is survived by one daughter, Jane Doak Ward of San Antonio; one son, James William Doak Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Houston; three grandchildren, James W. Doak III and wife, Pam, and Bryan Scott Ward and wife, Amber, all of Frisco, and Marisa Doak Hawn and husband, Jeffrey Scott, of Houston; and four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott Hawn Jr., James Spencer “Jake” Hawn, Camille Marie Hawn and Delaney Rose Hawn.
Graveside services were held yesterday at 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery with the Rev. John Petty officiating.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, care of Lisa Mumme, 1078 E. Hacienda, Uvalde, Texas, 78801.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

EFFIE B. HUBBLE

Effie B. Hubble, 99, of Rocksprings, died May 3, 2000, at Sid Peterson Hospital in Kerrville.
Hubble was born Jan. 17, 1901, in Spicewood.
She is survived by two daughters, Stella Taylor of Hobbs, N.M., and Fern La Nell Wipff of Sonora; one son, Orland Hubble of Ventura, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Rocksprings Church of Christ.
Interment was in the Rocksprings Cemetery.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes of Rocksprings. 

VICTORIA VASQUEZ

Victoria Nicole Vasquez, the daughter of Joe and Michelle Vasquez of Uvalde, was stillborn May 4, 2000, at University Hospital in San Antonio.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Isabella Nicole Vasquez.
In addition to her parents the baby is survived by one half-sister, Ariel Vasquez; maternal grandparents Alfred and Dora Arizmendi of Uvalde; paternal grandparents Hector and Martha Vasquez of Pearsall; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.

JERRY BARTLETT JR.

Jerry Mar Bartlett Jr., 55, of Abilene died Aug. 11, 2000, at his residence.
Bartlett was born Oct. 23, 1944, in Brackettville to Jerry Mar Bartlett and Berniece Ella Stubblefield Bartlett. He attended school in Corpus Christi. He worked in the oil field for 40 years and was a truck driver.
Bartlett married Margaret Clowdis on Dec. 9, 1981, in Uvalde.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bartlett is survived by his wife; two sons, Jerry Mar Bartlett III and Tracey Wayne Bartlett, both of Corpus Christi; one stepdaughter, Denise Finley of Lubbock; one stepson, Galen Lowrance of Abilene; one sister, Ella Jo Morris of Kerrville; one brother, Roy Gene Bartlett of Uvalde; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel in Merkel with the Rev. Jimmy Griffith officiating.
Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel.
The family suggests memorials to the Merkel Cemetery Association, 201 Edwards, Merkel, Texas, 79536. 

HAROLD C. CASH.

Harold Cardwell Cash, 70, of Jamestown, N.C., formerly of Uvalde, died March 2, 2000, at the Veteran’s Administration hospital in Durham, N.C.
Cash was born to Howell Coates Cash and Clytie Cardwell Cash on June 27, 1929, in a taxi in San Antonio. He attended school in Uvalde.
In 1947, he joined the United States Navy. While serving as a damage controlman second class, Cash sustained head injuries as the result of an aircraft accident which occurred in Japan on Oct. 12, 1950.
Cash remained in the hospital in Japan for one year before being transferred to a naval hospital in the United States. His optic nerve had been destroyed, and he was blind. As the result of the use of a laser beam, some of his sight was restored but he was still legally blind.
An article about the military plane crash and Cash’s injuries appeared in an issue of Newsweek magazine in 1950.
Cash was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Frances Cash Peebles; and two half-brothers, Cole Wesley Cash and Coatis Miller Cash.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; two daughters, Cindy and Beth, who reside in North Carolina; one stepson, Jeff, of Jamestown, N.C.; his stepmother, Arie Eleanor Cash of San Angelo; and two half-sisters, Rosa Lynn English of Ozona and Eleanor H. Baylor of Harlingen.
A memorial service was held in Jamestown, N.C.
(Editor’s note: When Mr. Cash’s half-sister, Eleanor H. Baylor, received notice of her brother’s death recently, she forwarded the information to The Uvalde Leader-News. It was received this week. Sylvia Cash, like her husband, is blind, and was unable to locate names and addresses of family members.) 

MARION McMAINS SR. .

Marion Duncan McMains Sr. of Uvalde, 76, died Aug. 16, 2000, at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
McMains was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Romney. He married Helen Morris on April 2, 1999, in Uvalde.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Phyllis Jolicoeur and husband, Corky, of San Antonio; one son, Marion McMains Jr. and wife, Kay, of Carlsbad, N.M.; two stepsons, Pat Morris and wife, Gay, of Uvalde, and Mike Morris and wife, Carolyn, of Crystal City; two sisters, Marguerite Franklin of Uvalde and Frances Tidwell of Post; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held yesterday at 5 p.m. in the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel with Ted McElroy officiating.
Interment was in the Uvalde Cemetery.

NELTA HEALY

Nelta Virginia Healy, 74, of Uvalde, died Sept. 23, 2000, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
Healy was born April 1, 1926, in San Saba.
She married William J. "Bill" Healy on June 17, 1943, in San Antonio.
Healy operated Nelta’s Day Care from 1970-1985.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Virginia Boriack of Creston, Calif., and Dona Jean Hale of Universal City; one son, John Healy of San Antonio; two brothers, Don Murray and Bill Murray, both of Kerrville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Uvalde with the Revs. John Petty and Don Murray officiating.
Interment was in the Hondo Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill Marlin, Jim Turner, Walter Harrington, Bob Copenhaver, James Brewster and Richard Marlin. 

RL HUBBARD

RL Hubbard, 91, of Uvalde, died Sept. 22, 2000, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Hubbard was born March 1, 1909, in Menard.
He married Nellie Beatrice Rae in Menard on April 28, 1929.
Hubbard served on the board of directors of Southwest Texas Junior College from 1954-1975.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Joy Tippit; and two brothers, Leslie Hubbard and Virgil Hubbard.
Hubbard is survived by three daughters, Jacque Becker, Jean White and husband, Leroy, and Phyllis Moss and husband, Rusty, all of Uvalde; one son, L.V. Hubbard and wife, Helen, of Leakey; 10 grandchildren, Brenda Romans, Linda Ryland, Sara Davis, Jan Ninemier, Leigh McWhorter, Paul Tippit, Langtry Hubbard, Kade Hubbard, Walker Hubbard and Tammy Metcalf; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Leakey Church of Christ.
Interment was in the Leakey Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Langtry Hubbard, Kade Hubbard, Walker Hubbard, Paul Tippit, Beryl Tippit and Luke Clark.
Honorary pallbearers were Leroy White, Joe Moffett, G.W. Twilligear, Billy Word, Doyle Brooks, Jim Cravey, Luther Bushong and Robin Clark.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

JULIA IRETON

Julia Elizabeth Hughes Ireton, 91, of Rhea, Okla., died Sept. 14, 2000, at the Leedey Nursing Center in Leedey, Okla.
Ireton was born May 22, 1909, at Butler, Okla., to Griffith and Mary Elizabeth DeBoard Hughes.
On Dec. 23, 1931, she married Walter Elmer Ireton at Butler, Okla.
He preceded her in death on May 27, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one infant sister, Mary Frances Hughes; two infant brothers, John Hughes and Jewell Hughes; three adult sisters, Lela Klein, Dorothy Walters and Millie McCoy; and five adult brothers, David Arthur Hughes, Raymond Hughes, Evert Hughes and August Denker.
Ireton was a wife and mother, cook, and an avid gardener who canned the produce and fruit she raised.
According to a family member, her favorite hobby was making quilts, from cutting the pieces to assembling the quilt and even, sometimes, quilting them.
Ireton became a Christian at an early age and was active in the Rhea Baptist Church with the Women’s Missionary Union and teaching an adult women’s Sunday school class for many years.
Ireton is survived by one sister, Florence Pirtle of Stockton, Calif.; one daughter, Verlene Yohn and husband, Bill, of Norman, Okla.; two sons, Elmer Joe Ireton and wife, Marie, of Uvalde and Leroy F. Ireton and wife, Delores, of Choctaw, Okla.; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Hughes and Mrs. Evert Hughes.
Also, nine grandchildren, Roy David Ireton and wife, Diane, and Jana Ruedy and husband, Tom, all of Choctaw, Okla., Kevin Joe Ireton, Julia Roxanne Ireton and Melanie Marie Ireton, all of Uvalde, Eric Todd Ireton of San Antonio, Elmer Scot Ireton and wife, Simona, of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Stephanie Shropshire and husband, Todd, and Chris D. Yohn and wife, Shawn, all of Norman, Okla.; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services were held Sept. 18, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in the Rhea Baptist Church in Rhea, Okla., with the Rev. Lynn McNatt, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Frank Renfro, former pastor, officiating.
Interment was in the Rhea Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Eric Ireton, Kevin Ireton, Roy David Ireton, Scot Ireton, Tom Ruedy, Todd Shropshire and Chris Yohn.
Arrangements by Shaw Funeral Home of Leedy, Okla.

DOROTHY UNDERWOOD

Dorothy Underwood of Uvalde died Dec. 1, 2000, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

MARIAN KATE COX

Marian Kate Cox, 55, of Sabinal, died Jan. 26, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
Cox was born March 1, 1945, in Utopia.
She is survived by her mother, Laura Calvert of Sabinal; four daughters, Linda Milam and Krystal Cox, both of Sabinal, Teresa Joy Davis of Leakey and Brenda White and husband, Fred, of Corpus Christi; two sons, Bubba Cox and wife, Tanya, of Sabinal and Ben Milam of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Mary Hobbs and husband, Milton, of Seguin and Laura Calvit of Kingsville; two brothers, Charlie Calvert of Skidmore and William Calvert and wife, Karen, of Austin; and 10 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in Waresville Cemetery at Utopia with Jim Haynes officiating.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

MARY EDNA DOUGHTY

Mary Edna Anthon Doughty, 84, a lifelong resident of Uvalde, died Jan. 28, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, after a battle with cancer.
Doughty was born in Uvalde on Sept. 24, 1916, to Garland and Mary Frances Robey Anthon.
Her aunt, the late Mamie Anthon, was the teacher for whom Anthon Elementary School was named.
Doughty’s grandfather, John Christian Anthon, came to America from Denmark in 1861, according to the Uvalde County history "A Proud Heritage" published by El Progreso Club in 1976.
By 1886, Anthon and his family had moved to McGregor, Texas, and in 1911, they moved to Uvalde.
Doughty attended the Uvalde public schools and graduated from Uvalde High School.
She worked for a time in the Uvalde County Tax Collector’s office.
On March 19, 1938, she married Ross E. Doughty Jr. in San Antonio.
He died on March 18, 2000.
Mrs. Doughty and her daughter, Frances L. "Francie" Doughty made a $200,000 donation on Dec. 16, 2000, to the West Main Project to fund the Judge Ross E. Doughty Jr. Local History Room. The room will be located in the building to be constructed on the site where West Main School, which Mrs. Doughty attended, once stood.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Doughty was preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents; one daughter, Suzanne Doughty, who died in infancy; one son, Ross E. Doughty III; and one sister, Gladys Staples.
Survivors include her daughter; one niece, Judy Baker of California; two cousins, Johnnie Mae Proctor and Catherine Collins, both of Uvalde; and three cousins-in-law, Jojo Carper and husband, Joe, Pam Garner of Austin and Doug Dunlap of San Antonio.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Uvalde with the Rev. Jerry Scott and Father Ken Dakin officiating.
Interment was in Uvalde Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dolph Briscoe Jr., Lewis Bracy, Roy Kothmann, Bob Baen, Joe Bill Carper and Dick Geries.
Honorary pallbearers were Ken Morgan, Mike Morgan, Doug Dunlap and Doughty Morgan.
The family suggests memorials to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

ANNA K. HOLLAND

Anna Katherine Holland, 71, of Waco, formerly of Uvalde, died Jan. 28, 2001, in Waco.
She was born May 11, 1929, in Crystal City to Herbert and Willie B. Gardner.
A native South Texan, Holland learned to be a great storyteller as well as a musical soloist.
She graduated from Baylor University in Waco in 1950 with a bachelor of music degree. She was a founding member of the B.R.H. Choir.
She began her teaching career in 1951 in Carrizo Springs, where she met her future husband, M.W. "Bill" Holland.
Holland continued teaching in Lytle in 1955. There, she taught high school English and journalism and directed an award-winning high school choir program.
Throughout her life she participated in numerous community and church choirs, and served as a director and soloist.
When the family moved to the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo area of the Rio Grande Valley in 1962, Holland continued her work as a civic music organizer while primarily teaching sixth-grade music. She coordinated the San Antonio Symphony Children’s Concert in the Rio Grande Valley for two years.
From 1968 through 1970, she was an elementary teacher and civic music participant and soloist for the Community Choir in New Braunfels.
From 1970-1985, she was a music teacher and elementary school teacher, as well as a civic leader in Uvalde.
She was one of the organizers of Uvalde Cares for Children, a group providing care for neglected and abandoned children. Her work with the group included an annual fund-raiser of professionally produced tapes of Christmas music sung by local artists.
In 1975, Holland earned her master of education degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine.
She and her husband moved to Waco in 1997 to be more centrally located among their four children.
Her first entries at Heart of Texas Fair took first, second and third places, and she was known for her wonderful recipes and canning.
Most recently, Holland was an elementary music teacher for Alta Vista Elementary School in Waco.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Susanne Holland Parrish and husband, Maxey; three sons, Herbert William Holland and wife, Donna, and John Alvin Holland and wife, Patty, all of Houston and Marion David Holland and wife, Janet, of Lampassas; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Sims and husband, Eldon, of Houston; four sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law; nine grandchildren; numerous other relatives, including one aunt, Norma Davis of Uvalde, one uncle, M.E. O’Neill of Uvalde, cousins Grace Sansom and husband, Ira, of Uvalde, Helen Hutto of Utopia, Margaret Davis and Donna Schuster, both of Brackettville, and Graham Miller of Del Rio; and many other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held yesterday at 1 p.m. at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco.
Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.
The family suggests memorials to Alto Frio Baptist Encampment, P.O. Box 468, Leakey, Texas, 78873; the American Diabetes Association, 8918 Tesoro Dr. Suite 575, San Antonio, Texas, 78217; or the charity of one’s choice. 

JESSIE DEE KRAUSE

Jessie Dee Nichols Krause, 91, died Jan. 19, 2001, at her home in San Antonio.
Krause was born Jan. 28, 1909, in Bell County, to Charles Henry and Pherbia Janie Everett Nichols.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Claude Wesley Krause; her parents; one twin sister, Bessie Lee Couch; seven sisters, Winnie Lou Parker, Minnie Leora Parker, Tommie Wilson Flach, Alma Margaret Prejean; Allie Mae Hefley; Mary Virle Praterand and Janie Cloe Davis; and three brothers, Leslie Newell, Richard Hilton and Claude Harold Nichols.
Krause is survived by three daughters, Jessie Lee McFarlen of Sabinal, Claudia Dee Wotipka of Baytown and Janette Maxine Black and husband, Tommy, of San Antonio; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Jan. 21, 2001, at Oak Island Cemetery near Somerset.
Pallbearers were Krause’s grandsons. 

STEVE R. LESSING

Mass of the resurrection for Steve R. Lessing of Utopia will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bandera.
Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
The rosary will be said Friday at 7 p.m. in Grimes Funeral Home Chapel in Bandera.
Lessing died on Jan. 30, 2001, in a Fredericksburg hospital. He was 46 years of age.
He was born Sept. 4, 1954, in San Antonio, to Frank and Teresa Lessing.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
Lessing married Vicky Moore on Sept. 6, 1975, in Castroville.
He worked as an elevator mechanic for Thyssen-Dover Elevators, and was a brother of the International Union of Elevator Constructors.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years; his parents; three daughters, Amy Lessing of Utopia, Becky Girard and husband, Russ, of Victoria and Laura McKenzie and husband, Shane, of San Angelo; one sister, Judy Bick of Macdona; four brothers, George Lessing of Hondo, Chris Lessing of Norwood, Colo., Vincent Lessing of Afton, Wyo., and Guy Lessing of Macdona; one grandson, Benjamin Girard of Victoria; and one step-granddaughter , Tori McKenzie of Baltimore, Md.; and numerous other family members and friends.
The family suggests memorials to the Utopia-Vanderpool Youth Sports Facility, Utopia, Texas, 78884; Utopia Memorial Scholarship Fund, Utopia School, attention Steven Bates, P.O. Box 880, Utopia, Texas, 78884; or St. Stanislaus Cemetery Improvement Fund, P.O. Box 757, Bandera, Texas, 78003. 

GUADALUPE G. VELA

Mass of the resurrection for Guadalupe G. Vela of Uvalde will be celebrated tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Dakin officiating.
Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Vela died Jan. 30, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital at the age of 94.
He was born June 4, 1906, in Rocksprings.
Vela married Cruz Perez in Rocksprings.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Teresa Saiz; two sisters, Geronima Vela and Isabel Fernandez; and one brother, Ascencion Vela.
Vela is survived by one daughter, Esperanza Rendon and husband, Eluterio, of Uvalde; two sons, Reyes Vela of Uvalde and Enrique Vela and wife, Rita, of Lamesa; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The rosary was said yesterday and will be said today at 7 p.m. in the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel.

COLLEEN L. FRIZZELL

Colleen L. Frizzell, 51, of Uvalde, died March 30, 2001, in San Antonio.
Frizzell was born Sept. 27, 1949.
She is survived by her parents, David Gaston Bingham and Ola May Rankin, both of Camp Wood; three children, Sean Bingham, David Frizzell and Chonlotte Frizell, all of Camp Wood; six brothers, David Bingham and Weldon Bingham, both of Camp Wood, Harold Bingham of Leakey, Larry Bingham and Roy Bingham, both of San Antonio, and Mike Bingham of Kerrville; two grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in Aldine Ceme-tery at Reagan Wells with the Rev. Carroll Vernor officiating.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood. 

KATHERINE MORELAND

Graveside services for Katherine Maxine Moreland, 73, of Uvalde, will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery with the Rev. Grady Roe officiating.
Moreland died April 3, 2001, at Amistad Nursing Home.
She was born July 5, 1927, in Leakey.
She married Jack Moreland on June 20, 1948, in Leakey.
Moreland is survived by her husband of 52 years; two daughters, Kay Oliphant and husband, Kenny, and Lee Ann Collier and husband, Richard, all of Uvalde; one aunt; one uncle; and four grandchildren, Tyler Collier and Koby Collier, both of Uvalde, Gena Oliphant of College Station and Wes Collier of San Marcos.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Farris, Clyde Wilson, James Rudinger, Henry Scheide, John Langner and Sam Tuckness.
The family suggests memorials to Bob King Ministry, P.O. Box 87, Quemado, TX, 78877.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

CORDELLA TRUESDELL

Cordella Ruth Truesdell, 78, of Uvalde, died March 30, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
Truesdell was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Abilene.
She married Melvin Austin Truesdell on Jan. 30, 1939, in Wal-ter, Okla.
Truesdell was preceded in death by her husband on March 28, 1986.
She is survived by three daugh-ters, Linda Jeanette Smith of Uvalde, Elizabeth Ann Mikes of Wylie and Sheila Kay Robbins of Houston; one son, Gary Wayne Truesdell of Austin; two sisters, Verna Graham and Cindy Bott, both of Ranger; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Satur-day at 10 a.m. in Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel with Ed Alexander officiating.
Interment was in Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Kingsland at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Pallbearers were Truesdell’s grandsons Stephen Truesdell, Greg Robinson, Jeff Jones, Ray Bell and Brad Robbins; and her nephew, Clark McNabb.

JADY EUGENE BOSTIC

Jady Eugene Bostic of Uvalde died Aug. 5, 2001, at her residence at the age of 85.
Bostic was born March 25, 1916, in Knobbs Lee County and was married to Margie Bond.
He is survived by three sons, Larry Bostic and wife, Teresa, of Salem, Ohio, Robert Bostic and wife, Becky, of Knippa and Ken-neth Bostic of Plano; two sisters, Orene Knetch of Uvalde and Lola Bostic of Temple; three brothers, Alton Bostic and Buster Bostic, both of Austin and Bob Bostic of Elgin; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie, earlier this year.
Pallbearers were Henry Scheide, Buster Bostic, Alton Bostic, Roger Bostic, Joe Gulley and Hal Jessee.
Services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Scott officiat-ing.
Interment followed at the La Pryor Cemetery.

EMMA LOU GOODING

Graveside services for Emma Lou Gooding of Uvalde who died Aug. 6, 2001, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehab at the age of 97 will be held today at 10 a.m.
Dr. Lawerence Ray Smith will offi-ciate at the service.
Gooding was born April 21, 1904, near Rotan. She was married to Harry Gooding.
Gooding was a telephone operator in her early years. She lived on the Valdina Ranch near Sabinal with her husband in their early-married life.
She also lived in Sabinal, Hondo and Uvalde.
She is survived by one sister, Annie Lee Smith of Kerrville and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gooding was preceded in death by her husband.
Honorary pallbearers will include Morris Smith, Billy Rives, Weldon Rives and David McMasters.
Interment followed the service at Sabinal Cemetery.

MARTINA H. HERRERA

Martina H. Herrera, 51, of Uvalde died Aug. 3, 2001, at her residence.
Herrera was born Feb. 22, 1950, in Crystal City. She married Victor Herrera in Uvalde.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Eva Esparza, Elba Hernandez and Erica De Leon, all of Uvalde; two sons, Adan Hernandez and Angel Hernandez, both of Uvalde; three sisters, Natividad Delgado of Crystal City, Lupe Hernandez of San Jose, Calif. and Petra Hernandez of Crystal City; one brother, Domingo Hernandez of Crystal City; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ignacio and Anita Hernan-dez and one brother, Julian Hernan-dez.
Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.

DAHILA M. McFATTER

Dahila Maurine McFatter of Camp Wood died Aug. 1, 2001, in San Antonio at the age of 76.
McFatter is survived by one brother, Harley Wood of Barksdale and numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff McFatter, Jr. and her parents, Joe Wood and Violet Col-well Wood.
Services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Chapel in Camp Wood with Rev. Carroll Vernor officiating.
Interment followed at the Barksdale Cemetery.

PAULA I. J. NIEMEYER

Paula Ida Johanna Niemeyer, 96, of Portal, Ariz., formerly of Knippa and Uvalde, died at her resi-dence on July 25, 2001.
Niemeyer was born May 19, 1905, in Swiss Alp, Texas. She was the daughter of Henry and Lydia Roitsch. She was baptized and confirmed in Swiss Alp Philadelphia Lutheran Church by the Rev. Karl Kern.
The family moved to LaGrange in 1936. She married H. O. Niemeyer on Dec. 26, 1931.
They moved to Crosby, where her husband taught and was superinten-dent of schools for 11 years. While there they were members of Re-deemer Lutheran Church in Hous-ton.
They moved to Knippa in the 1940s, where H.O. Niemeyer be-came superintendent and later served as the Texas Legislator.
Niemeyer served her Sunday school at Knippa’s Emmanuel Lu-theran Church in various depart-ments for 30 years. She was active in Women of the Church as long as health permitted and was president for over 11 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Maurine Joens and husband, Ken, of Portal, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Herbert Roitsch and Conrad Ro-itsch; and seven sisters, Annie Kaase, Frances Hoelter, Maria Jo-chen, Renata Minzenmeyer, Erna Eilers, Clara Roitsch and Emma Gardner.
Graveside services were held July 29, at Swiss Alp Cemetery, near LaGrange.

ELSIE TAYLOR LARD

Funeral services for Elsie Taylor Lard, 85, of Leakey, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in First Meth-odist Church of Leakey.
Interment will follow in Uvalde’s Hillcrest Cemetery.
Lard died at her residence on the Stepladder Ranch Oct. 19, 2001.
She was born April 29, 1916, in Asherton.
She was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Uvalde and attended First Methodist Church in Leakey.
Lard received her bachelor of arts degree from Sul Ross University and her master of arts degree from the University of Arkansas. She was an original member of the Real County Public Library board of di-rectors.
Lard is survived by one daughter, Genie Guynn, and husband, Toby, of Fort Worth; one son, Dick Mitchell, and wife, Mia, of Leakey; four grandchildren, Nancy Grimes of Dallas, Richard Taylor and wife, Tonya, of Tiburon, Calif., Eugene Guynn of Fort Worth, and Melanie Mitchell Silvernail and husband, Clay, of Houston; and one nephew, John Richard Taylor and wife, Su-san, of Shreveport, La.
The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice, 420 Water St., Suite 104, Kerrville, Texas, 78028.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

SAM RAMIREZ

Funeral services for Sam Rami-rez of La Pryor are pending.
Ramirez, who was the defensive coordinator for the La Pryor foot-ball team and also coached track and taught health and physical education for La Pryor Independent School District, died Oct. 19, 2001, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred on Highway 83 south of Uvalde.

ANTONIO R. FLORES

Antonio R. Flores, 77, of Uvalde, died Dec. 4, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 21, 1924, in Uvalde, to Jose Maria and Maria Rosales Flores.
He married Celia Hurtado Dec. 11, 1997, in Eagle Pass.
Flores was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Feliz Flores; and one brother, Ruben Flores.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Susie Martinez of Uvalde, LaVonne La Fever of Wimberly and Melba Jean Sepeda of Elk City, Okla.; four sisters, Elida Flores and Maria Flores, both of Uvalde, Oralia Ager of Belle Fourche, S.D., and Lupe Falcon of Agar, S.D.; three brothers, Jose Flores and Jesus Flores, both of Uvalde, and Roberto Flores of Ari-zona; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. in Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel with David Carter officiating.
Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jose Carrasco, Jerry Carrasco, Sergio Muñoz, Armando Flores, Benito Navarro and Roberto Hurtado. 

WILLIAM ROBERT HUEY

Funeral services for William Robert Huey of San Antonio will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in San Antonio.
Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Visitation will be held today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr., in San Antonio.
Huey died Dec. 4, 2001, at the age of 80.
He was born Nov. 9, 1921, in Princeton, Indiana, to Dwight and Goldie Huey.
He served his country in the United States Army Air Forces dur-ing World War II.
Huey retired from Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio as an assistant printing plant manager. He was an active member and an elder of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in San Antonio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Jeanne L. Baker.
Huey is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pauline; three daughters, Sandy Ligocky and husband, Tim, of Uvalde, Pat Baker and husband, Bob, of New Braunfels and Linda Parker and husband, Guy III, of San Antonio; three sisters-in-law; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
The family suggests memorials to Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1826 Basse Road, San An-tonio, Texas, 78213. 

ALAN P. MATTHEWS

A memorial service for Alan P. Matthews, a lifelong rancher in Uvalde County and Fort Stockton, will be held tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Midland.
Matthews died Dec. 1, 2001, in Odessa, at the age of 62.
He was born May 8, 1939, in Pecos.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Matthews of Bandera; one son, Mark Matthews of Odessa; and two grandsons. 

CHARLES MIZE

Charles H. Mize, 70, of San An-tonio, died Dec. 4, 2001, at Meth-odist Hospital in San Antonio.
Mize was born May 24, 1931, in Boerne, to Tom and Estelle Mize.
He served in the Navy and was a star baseball and basketball player in high school at Sam Houston in San Antonio.
Mize was retired from Roddis Lumber and Veneer. According to family members, he was well re-spected by the construction industry in South Texas. He previously worked at Prassel Manufacturing Co.
Mize was an outgoing man who had his family involved in many ac-tivities. He was a high average bowler and long active in the affairs of the San Antonio Bowling Asso-ciation. He served as vice president and president of the association from 1962-1965 and also formed San Antonio’s first Junior Bowling Chapter in 1964.
He was an avid outdoorsman hunting at the same lease from 1958 to 1988. There was never a year where hunting and fishing were not in his plans for the family.
In his later years, he trained himself and took courses at Texas A&M University and became known as the "Pecan Man" in the South Texas area. He had a pecan orchard at his house and answered all calls from people needing to know anything about pecan grow-ing. He was an active member in the Texas Pecan Growers Associa-tion and the San Antonio Master Gardeners as an expert on pecans.
Mize was preceded in death by his mother and father; one sister, Mary Petrash; and one brother, Eugene Mize.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Mize; three sons, Allen L. Mize and wife, Julie, with daughters Madelynn and Laurynn, all of Uvalde, Charles E. Mize and wife, Jeanette, with children Chris Horsley, Tyson Horsley, Karee Mize and Alysa Mize, and Darrel R. Mize and wife, Belynda, with son Lance Mize; one sister, Stella Morgan and husband, James; four brothers-in-law, Ed Petrash, B.F. Hierholzer, Marlin Hierholzer, and Melvin Hierholzer; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary North in San Antonio.
Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. in Porter Loring Mortu-ary North Chapel with the Rev. Eradio Valverde Jr. officiating.
Interment with military honors followed in Mission Burial Park North in San Antonio. Taps was played by Mike Phillips of Uvalde.
Pallbearers were Lance Mize, Derek Hierholzer, Jason Hierholzer, Ernie Petrash, Kenny Petrash, John Morgan, Larry Petrash and James Morgan.
Honorary pallbearers were Steve Sanford, Alysa Mize, Jerry Petrash, Janna Alford and Suzy Noah.
The family suggests memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church, 6800 Wurzbach, San An-tonio, Texas, 78240.
Messages for the family may be left in the guest book at www.porterloring.com by selecting the Sign and View Family Guest-book icon. 

FRANCISCO B. ‘FRANK’ SAMANIEGO JR.

Francisco B. "Frank" Samaniego Jr., 65, of Sunnyside, Wash., for-merly of Uvalde, died Nov. 28, 2001, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Samaniego was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Eagle Pass to Francisco B. Sr. and Maria Pura Barrera Samaniego.
He received his education in Uvalde.
Samaniego served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1957 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He received an honorable dis-charge and served numerous years in the National Guard.
In 1957 he met and married Johnnie Hill.
The couple lived in Uvalde and moved after 1961 to Burly, Idaho.
Samaniego received his training in Uvalde and worked as an auto body repair specialist at Hanzel’s Chevrolet in Burly until 1967. That same year the Samaniegos moved to Sunnyside, Wash., where Samaniego worked for C. Speck Motors and later for Dick’s Body Repair for 20 years.
Samaniego later purchased and operated Southside Body Works in Sunnyside, Wash., until failing health forced his retirement.
Samaniego enjoyed driving his truck and cooking, and, in his younger years, loved to play base-ball. He was a fan of the Seattle Mariners. He was a member of the Church of God in Grandview, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Juan Manuel Samaniego and Armando Hill Samaniego.
Samaniego is survived by his wife of 44 years; 11 children, Bena-cio Garcia Jr. and wife, Manuela G. Garcia, Frank Garcia, Linda R. Samaniego, Debbie Samaniego, Rudy Samaniego, Gilbert Samaniego and wife, Leonor, Josie Gonzalez and husband, Joe, Sylvia Cerda and husband, Joe, Maria Cantu and husband, Ricardo, John-nie Navarro and husband, Joe, and Jeremiah Samaniego; three sisters, Dora Salinas and husband, Jose, Rosa Maria Gonzalez, and Lupe Rosalez and husband, Juan; two brothers, Ricardo Samaniego and wife, Alma, of Uvalde, and Placido Samaniego and wife, Gloria, of Brackettville; 34 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Dec. 2 from 2:30 to 8 p.m., with a service held that same day at 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, Wash.
Visitation was also held Dec. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a service the same day at 6 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. in Good Shepherd Church on the Sunnyside/Mabton Highway in Washington.
Interment was in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, Wash. 

LOUIS WARDLAW II

Louis Wardlaw II of Uvalde died Dec. 6, 2001, in Marfa. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

LeMOEY ‘SONNY’ WIEBUSH SR.

LeMoey "Sonny" Wiebush Sr., 71, of Uvalde died Dec. 5, 2001, at his residence.
Wiebush was born Aug. 14, 1930, in Three Rivers, Texas, to Lee and Kathleen Wiebush.
He married Alberta Nell Fischer in Zapata April 28, 1951.
Wiebush was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on Dec. 25, 1992, and one grandson.
He is survived by two daughters, Debra Scheide and husband, Randy, and Chris Elrod and husband, Ben, all of Uvalde; three sons, Eric Wie-bush and wife, Jana, of Uvalde, LeMoey Wiebush Jr. and wife, Peggy, of San Antonio and Clay Wiebush of Del Rio; one brother, Marion "Tuck" Wiebush and wife, Patsy, of Uvalde; and eight grand-children.
Funeral services were held yes-terday at 2 p.m. in First Presbyte-rian Church with the Rev. Ken Waddell officiating.
Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

ROY BURLESON

Roy Clayburne Burleson, 43, of Devine, died Nov. 30, 2001, in Devine.
Burleson was born July 4, 1958, in El Paso, to Renford Roy and Joan Burleson.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Burleson is survived by his wife, Candace Sue Burleson of Devine; his mother, who resides in Camp Wood; paternal grandmother, Zola Fae Kendrick of Devine; two sons, Dillon Clayburne Burleson and Duston Roy Burleson, both of Devine; three sisters, JoAnne Dalton and husband, Roy, of Rock-springs, Kathy Schneider and hus-band, Mitch, of Devine, and Lisa Scroggins and husband, Al, of Barksdale; one brother, John "Danny" Burleson and wife, Mitzi, of Denton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Mon-day at 10 a.m. in First Baptist Church of Devine with the Rev. Everett Boyce Jr. and the Rev. Glenn Connell officiating.
Interment was in Vance Ceme-tery at Vance at 3 p.m. Monday.
Arrangements by Hurley Funeral Home of Devine. 

RUTH DAWDY

Ruth Dawdy, 94, of Hobbs, N.M., formerly of Uvalde, died Dec. 2, 2001, at Hobbs Health Care in Hobbs, N.M.
Dawdy was born Oct. 2, 1907, to William P. and Ora D. Dawson Lester in Oatmeal, Texas.
She was raised in Robbstown.
In 1929, Dawdy moved to Uvalde, where she owned and oper-ated Swofford’s Studio, a photogra-phy studio, and did a great deal of photography for The Uvalde Leader-News as well as the Uvalde High School and Southwest Texas Junior College annuals. She also made many of the photographs on display in the Garner Museum, She retired in 1967, when she moved to El Paso.
In 1985 she moved to Carlsbad, N.M., where she resided at Lak-eview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc. In 2000, she moved to Hobbs, N.M.
Dawdy enjoyed photography, crafts and spending time with fam-ily.
She was a member of the Church of Christ, Order of Eastern Star and TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly).
Her husband, Clarence Hubert Dawdy, preceded her in death April 25, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Dawdy is survived by two daughters, Carol Hargreaves of Tulsa, Okla., and Marie Peterson of Hobbs, N.M.; one son, Jimmie Wesley Swofford of Center Point; one brother, Grady Lester of Uvalde; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m. at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home in Carlsbad, N.M.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Fox and Lake Church of Christ with D.A. Cochran of Taylor Street Church of Christ in Hobbs, N.M., officiating.
Interment followed at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Carlsbad, N.M.
Pallbearers were Steve Dunham, Michael Broach, Donny Rogers, Cliff Fails, D.A. Cochran and Joe Bright.
The family suggests memorials to Vista Hospice Care Foundation, 1515 West Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M., 88240; or New Mexico Children’s Home, Portales, N.M., 88123. 

ELLA DORNBUSCH

Ella Dornbusch, 89, of Knippa, died Dec. 1, 2001, at her residence.
Dornbusch was born Feb. 20, 1912, in Coryell County, Texas.
She married Paul Dornbusch July 10, 1930, in Knippa.
Dornbusch was preceded in death by two brothers, Otto Falkenberg and Robert Falkenberg; one sister, Nelda Balzen; and one grandchild, Belinda Dornbusch.
Survivors include her husband of 71 years; one daughter, Pauline Kelling of Knippa; one son, Elton Dornbusch of Houston; one sister, Rena Riff of Knippa; three broth-ers, Bennie Falkenberg and Eddie Falkenberg, both of Knippa, and Wilfred Falkenberg of San Antonio; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tues-day at 10 a.m. in Emmanuel Lu-theran Church in Knippa with the Rev. Daryl Knox officiating.
Interment was in Knippa Ceme-tery.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

ROB R. DULANEY

Rob. R. Dulaney, 97, of Leakey, died Dec. 2, 2001, at Hilltop Village Nursing Home in Kerrville.
Dulaney was born Sept. 23, 1904, in Real County, to Charles A. and Naomi Godbold Dulaney.
He was a rancher in the Leakey area and worked as a carpenter in the area after he stopped ranching. Dulaney moved to San Antonio and worked as a mechanic until he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. After World War II, he returned to San An-tonio, where he married Odessa Har-vey.
In 1948, Dulaney and his wife moved to Leakey, and he bought the Leakey Service Station, which he had helped build earlier. He also helped build the Leakey American Legion Hall.
Dulaney retired in 1979, and the station now houses the offices of the Leakey Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dulaney is survived by his daugh-ter, Letha "Lu" Dulaney and husband, Dick Walker, of Leakey; one sister, Elizabeth "Pinkum" Sansom of Leakey; and numerous nieces, neph-ews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held yesterday at 11 a.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey with Dulaney’s son-in-law, Dick Walker, officiating.
Interment was in Leakey Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the chapel prior to the service. 

ANTONIO R. FLORES

Funeral services for Antonio R. Flores of Uvalde will be held today at 3 p.m. in Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel with David Carter officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Flores died Dec. 3, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was 77 years old.
He was born June 21, 1924, in Uvalde, to Jose Maria and Maria Rosales Flores.
He married Celia Hurtado Dec. 11, 1997, in Eagle Pass.
Flores was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Feliz Flores; and one brother, Ruben Flores.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Susie Martinez of Uvalde, LaVonne La Fever of Wimberly and Melba Jean Sepeda of Elk City, Okla.; four sisters, Elida Flores and Maria Flores, both of Uvalde, Oralia Ager of Belle Fourche, S.D., and Lupe Falcon of Agar, S.D.; three brothers, Jose Flores and Jesus Flores, both of Uvalde, and Roberto Flores of Ari-zona; and seven grandchildren. 

NORMAN J. HENDERSON

A memorial service for Norman Joe Henderson of Uvalde will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Rush-ing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel with Rollie Blondeau offici-ating.
Henderson died Dec. 2, 2001, in Devine at the age of 56.
He was born Oct. 30, 1945, in Uvalde.
He is survived by one daughter, Jean Brannum of Uvalde; one son, John Henderson of Kerrville; two sisters, Carolyn Sawyers and hus-band, Ed, of Post and Colleen Blondeau and husband, Rollie, of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Jack Henderson of Uvalde and Jerry Henderson of Temple; one grand-son; and numerous nieces and neph-ews. 

CHARLES H. MIZE

Charles H. Mize of San Antonio died Dec. 4, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
Funeral services are pending with Porter Loring Mortuary North in San Antonio. 

TAYLOR ANNE BREWTON

Graveside services for Taylor Anne Brewton of Frisco will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Jones Cemetery in Utopia.
Funeral services will be held to-day at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano with the Rev. Kathryn Magee and the Rev. Doug Meyer officiating.
Brewton died in Dallas Nov. 26, 2001, at the age of 4 after a battle with leukemia.
She was born July 29, 1997, in Plano to Chris and Larissa Brew-ton.
According to a family member, Brewton was a precious, loving lit-tle girl who fought an incredibly strong and courageous battle with leukemia.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Mary Jo Burns.
She is survived by her parents, who reside in Frisco, Texas; four siblings, Tristyn Brewton, Tessa Brewton, Tyler Brewton and Tracee Brewton, all of Frisco; maternal grandparents Taylor and Joan Burns of Tyler; paternal grandparents Bob and Connie Connelly, and Rufe and Katinka Brewton, all of Dallas; great-grandmothers Annalee Burns of Utopia and Catherine Duncan of Fort Worth; one great-aunt, Anne Woodley of Sabinal; Aunt Allison and Uncle Doug Noon of Plano; Lola Cedillo of Frisco; and many other family members and friends.
The family suggests memorials to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, North Texas Chapter, 12850 Spurling Dr., Suite 190, Dallas, Texas, 75230; or Taylor Brewton Memorial Fund care of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 1401 Mira Vista Blvd., Plano, Texas, 75093.
Arrangements by Spark-man/Dickey Funeral Home of Dal-las. 

EDWARD FLEMING

A memorial service for Edward Fleming of Uvalde will be held to-day at 5 p.m. in St. Philip’s Epis-copal Church.
Fleming died Nov. 21, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was 69 years old.
A native of Dickenson County, Va., Fleming was born May 1, 1932, to Ralph and Cora Fleming.
He was a retired coal miner.
He married Ann Crenshaw Net-tles Jan. 5, 1991, in Uvalde.
Fleming was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bobby Jean Fleming.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Deborah Crabtree of Bristol, Va., and Veronica Jennings of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, Terry N. Fleming of Church Hill, Tenn., and Chris Fleming of Mount Carmel, Tenn.; nine grand-children; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Nov. 24, 2001, beginning at noon at Clintwood Bible Church in Clintwood, Va.
Funeral services were held Nov. 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Clintwood Bible Church with the Rev. Mike Yates and the Rev. Theo Yates offi-ciating.
Interment followed in Temple Hill Memorial Park at Castlewood, Va.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
The family suggests memorials to the Vick Tucker Memorial Scholarship, Southwest Texas Jun-ior College, 2401 Garner Field Rd., Uvalde, Texas, 78801. 

HERBERT D. MARSTERS

A memorial service for Herbert D. Marsters of Uvalde will be held today at 1 p.m. in David’s Funeral Home, 1814 Columbia St., Hous-ton.
Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery, 3506 N. Main, Houston.
Marsters died Nov. 22, 2001, at his residence. He was 69 years old.
He was born Feb. 10, 1932, in Kingsville.
He married Nancy Feely in Houston in 1954.
Marsters is survived by his wife; two daughters, Martha Marsters of Seabrook and Glenna Artripe of Kingwood; two sons, Clifford Mar-sters of Uvalde and Michael Mar-sters of Savannah, Ga.; one sister, Ann Daniels of Holtville, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 

PURA FLORES NAVEJAR

Pura Flores Navejar, 64, of Uvalde, died Nov. 26, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 11, 1937, in Uvalde, to Secundino and Lucia Flores.
She married Raul O. Navejar Sr. Sept. 27, 1959, in Uvalde.
Navejar was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Alan Navejar; and one brother, David Flores.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years; two daughters, Alicia Martinez and husband, Roy, and Elva Castillo and husband, Agustine, all of Uvalde; two sons, Raul Navejar Jr. and Roy Navejar, both of Uvalde; two sisters, Blanca Flores and Delia Davis, both of San Antonio; two brothers, Samuel Flores of Uvalde and Secundino Flores Jr. and Milwaukee, Wis.; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The rosary was said Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel.
Mass of the resurrection was celebrated yesterday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roy Martinez Sr., Agustine Castillo, Raul Nave-jar Jr., Roy Navejar, Roy Martinez Jr. and Raul Navejar III. 

CLARENCE E. VERNOR

Funeral services for Clarence Edward Vernor of Camp Wood, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in Nel-son Funeral Home Chapel in Camp Wood with the Rev. Glenn Connell Jr. officiating.
Interment will follow in Barksdale Cemetery.
Vernor died Nov. 27, 2001, in Kerrville at the age of 87.
He was born May 4, 1914, in Vance, to Robert J. "Jay" and Hes-ter Jane Cox Vernor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Emma Lee Webb; and two brothers, Robert Vernor and Johnny Vernor.
Vernor is survived by his wife of 68 years, Clara Frances Hargus Vernor; two daughters, Clariece Wallace of San Antonio, and Col-leen Blomstedt and husband, Larry, of Robstown; one son, Clarence Louis Vernor and wife, Margaret, of Camp Wood; two sisters, Bonnie Rummell and husband, Leroy of Uvalde, and Rita Hubble and hus-band, Earl, of Eiola; one brother, Glenn Vernor and wife, Jean, of Brazoria; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Nueces Canyon Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of either First State Bank of Uvalde, 200 E. Nopal, Uvalde, Texas, 78801, or First State Bank of Uvalde, Camp Wood Branch, P.O. Box 368, Camp Wood, Texas, 78833. 

EDWARD FLEMING

Edward Fleming, 69, of Uvalde, died Nov. 21, 2001, at Uvalde Me-morial Hospital.
Fleming, a native of Dickenson County, Va., was born to Ralph and Cora Fleming May 1, 1932.
He was a retired coal miner.
He married Ann Crenshaw Net-tles Jan. 5, 1991, in Uvalde.
Fleming was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bobby Jean Fleming.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Fleming; two daughters, Deborah Crabtree of Bristol, Va., and Veron-ica Jennings of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, Terry N. Fleming of Church Hill, Tenn., and Chris Fleming of Mount Carmel, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held yesterday beginning at noon at Clintwood Bible Church in Clintwood, Va.
Funeral services were held yes-terday at 2 p.m. at Clintwood Bible Church with the Rev. Mike Yates and the Rev. Theo Yates officiat-ing.
Interment followed in Temple Hill Memorial Park at Castlewood, Va.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
The family suggests memorials to the Vick Tucker Memorial Scholarship, Southwest Texas Jun-ior College, 2401 Garner Field Rd., Uvalde, Texas, 78801. 

OSCAR JOE ‘O.J.’ MARTINEZ

Oscar Joe "O.J." Martinez, 76, of Uvalde, died Nov. 21, 2001, at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston.
Martinez was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Raymondville, to Zacarias and Anita Salinas Martinez.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Chino Martinez, Johnny Martinez and Rudy Martinez.
Martinez is survived by one daugh-ter, Carol Rangel and husband, Rafael, of Houston; one son, David Howard Martinez and wife, Caroline, of Hous-ton; three sisters, Rosie Rendon and Estolia Najera, both of Uvalde, and Carmen Cuevas of Crystal City; five brothers, Eligio Martinez of Uvalde, Richard Martinez of San Antonio, Jesse Martinez of Houston, Antonio Martinez of Brownsville and Raul Martinez of Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The rosary was said Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel.
Mass of the resurrection was cele-brated Friday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Interment was in Hillcrest Ceme-tery.
Pallbearers were Richard Martinez, Richard Rendon, Raul Martinez, Ze-non Cabrales, George Martinez and Joe Cuevas. 

DONALD CARL RADLOFF

Donald Carl Radloff, 83, of Uvalde, died Nov. 20, 2001, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital after bat-tling cancer.
Radloff was born May 19, 1918, in Farmersburg, Iowa, to George and Laura Radloff.
He graduated from high school in Farmersburg and attended Lu-theran University, majoring in en-gineering.
Radloff was a pilot in the Army Air Force (now known as the Air Force) during World War II. He flew 50 combat missions both in B-17s, the Flying Fortress, and B-24s. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clus-ters.
He married Helen Rose of Brack-ettville in Omaha, Neb., June 1, 1950. The couple moved to Uvalde in 1957.
Radloff was the owner of Southwest Woodcraft, where he made custom furniture, cabinets and picture frames until his retirement in 1975.
According to family members, he was a devoted family man and a wise and loving father who will be deeply missed.
His parents preceded him in death.
Radloff is survived by his wife of 51 years; two daughters, Carla King and husband, Jerry, of Uvalde and Dr. Vickie Lawrence of Hous-ton; one sister, Juneaver McNichols of Farmersburg, Iowa; two broth-ers, Virgil Radloff and Kenneth Radloff, both of Farmersburg, Iowa; four grandchildren, Colton Fordyce of Uvalde, and Michael Fordyce, Donald Lawrence and Suzanne Lawrence, all of Houston; two great-grandchildren; and numer-ous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held yes-terday at 10 a.m. in Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Chrys Parker officiating.
Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Fordyce, Colton Fordyce, Donald Lawrence, Jesse Bailey, Charlie Waller and Andy French.
Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 


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