Obituaries

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Jose L. Rios

Jose Luis Rios, 56, of Batesville died on Feb. 11, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 17, 1960, in San Antonio to Isabel (Garza) and Alvino V. Rios. Rios married Rosa Anna Ramos on March 9, 1980, in Batesville. He is survived by his wife of 36 years; mother; one daughter, Maria Isabel Rios; and two sons, Jose Luis Rios Jr. and Raul Rios, all of Batesville; six brothers, Alvino Rios Jr., Noe Rios, and Esvaro Rios, all of Batesville, Roland Rios of Germany, Bernaldo Rios of Arizona, and Marcos Rios of Kerrville; seven grandchildren, Michael Rios, Lenora Rios, Leland Rios, Angel Rios, Jordan Rios, Aaliyah Wiebrand, and Colton Wiebrand; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Rios was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Abel Rios. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass was held on Friday at 11 a.m. at St.

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Reynaldo C. Pineda

Reynaldo C. Pineda, 48, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, died on Feb. 15, 2017, at his residence. The family will greet visitors today from noon to 9 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 5 p.m., at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. He was born on Dec. 3, 1968, in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin to Oralia Cervantes and Alfredo Pineda Sr. The family says he enjoyed working as a mechanic and automobile painter; he worked for more than 25 years in the automotive industry in Uvalde; and he will be missed by friends and family. He is survived by his companion of 5 years, Rocio Munoz, of San Antonio; mother, and husband, Gilbert Gallegos, of Uvalde; two daughters, Keisha Nicole Pineda and Kayla Rae Pineda, both of Uvalde; one sister, Sandra Rubio and husband, Feliciano, of Uvalde; two brothers, Gilbert Gallegos Jr. of San Antonio, and Alfred Pineda Jr. and wife, Monica, of Uvalde; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Rito Perez Sr.

Rito Perez Sr., 79, of Uvalde died on Feb. 15, 2017, at his residence. Services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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Brian A. Griffin

Brian Arthur Griffin, 43, of San Angelo, formerly of Uvalde, died on Feb. 3, 2017, in San Angelo. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Interment will be at the columbarium on the church grounds. The Rev. Mike Marsh will officiate, and a reception in Grace Hall will follow the service. He was born on Feb. 19, 1973, in Uvalde to Janice (Locke) and Gary Griffin. He graduated from Uvalde High School in 1991. He attended San Angelo State University and was employed with H-E-B Store as central checkout manager at the time of his death.

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Walter O. Harrington

Walter Otis Harrington, 90, of Uvalde died on Feb. 10, 2017, at his son’s residence.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Baptist Temple Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Tony Gruben will officiate.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1926, in Port Arthur to Allie (Smith) and Joseph Otis Harrington. He was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1944, and served until WWII ended.

The family says Harrington spent years as a painter in Uvalde; he enjoyed dancing with his wife, Vera; and he loved arrowheads, often digging for them in different areas of west Texas. He shared his love for arrowheads with friends and with his son. According to the family, he volunteered at a local nursing home later in life. The family says he blessed many lives and will be deeply missed.

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Mary E. Herndon

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Herndon passed away on Feb. 12, 2017, in Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 92.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1924, in Barksdale to Robert Thomas Craig and Adelia Elizabeth (Wood) Craig.

She married William Louis Herndon in Eagle Pass on April 19, 1947. He preceded her in death in 2013.

She is survived by a son, Robert Wayne “Bob” Herndon of Columbus; grandchildren, Holly Herndon of Pearland; Ashlie Herndon of Sonora; Jason Herndon and wife, Nancy, of Cypress; and Craig Herndon and wife, Melissa, of Frisco; great-grandchildren, Payton Susann Armbrister and Thomas Herndon of Pearland, and Bronson Wayne Schenkel of Sonora; and daughter-in-law, Anne Herndon of Flower Mound.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Lou Herndon; two brothers, Alvin Craig and Milton Craig; and three sisters, Idella Cowan, Isabel Lowe, and Ima Perkins.

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Olga S. Lozano

Olga S. Lozano, 72, of Uvalde died on Feb. 11, 2017, at her residence in Uvalde. A rosary was recited yesterday, and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on June 2, 1944, in La Pryor to Herlinda (Roman) and Roman T. Salazar. The family says she was an adoring daughter who assisted her family until her marriage.

She married Manuel Z. Lozano on Feb. 26, 1970, in Uvalde.

The family says after dedicating much of her life to her four children, she earned her GED. She then attended Southwest Texas Junior College where she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and received an Associate of Arts degree with honors, all the while coping with cancer. She was a cancer survivor for 22 years.

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Jesus I. Ramos Sr.

Jesus I. ‘’Chino’’ Ramos Sr., 62, of Uvalde died on Feb. 10, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1954, in Uvalde to Juanita (Ibarra) and Juan Ramos.

He married San Juana Luna on April 30, 1977, in Batesville.

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Jose L. Rios

Jose Luis Rios, 56, of Batesville died on Feb. 11, 2017, at his residence.

A rosary was recited yesterday, and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Batesville, with interment to follow at Batesville Cemetery.

Rios was born on Nov. 17, 1960, in San Antonio to Isabel (Garza) and Alvino V. Rios.

He married Rosa Anna Ramos on March 9, 1980, in Batesville.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years; one daughter, Maria Isabel Rios; and two sons, Jose Luis Rios Jr. and Raul Rios, all of Batesville; six brothers, Alvino Rios Jr., Esvaro Rios, and Noe Rios, all of Batesville, Roland Rios of Germany, Bernaldo Rios of Arizona, and Marcos Rios of Kerrville; seven grandchildren, Michael Rios, Lenora Rios, Leland Rios, Angel Rios, Jordan Rios, Aaliyah Wiebrand and Colton Wiebrand; and numerous cousins and nieces and nephews.

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Carrol E. Roberts

Carrol E. “Bobby” Roberts, 75, of Uvalde, died on Feb. 10, 2017. Bobby was born on March 18, 1941, in Uvalde. Bobby was the third of four children born to his parents, Charles Amy “Shine” Roberts and Roberta Ellen Greer Roberts.

He married Karen Labama Bounds on July 12, 1963. He and Karen are parents to three sons: Mark Alan Roberts of Uvalde; Forrest Lee Roberts of Elizabeth, Colorado; and Glenn Alison Roberts of Uvalde.

Everyone who knew Bobby would describe him as having a work ethic that was second to none. He loved the outdoors and had a passion for livestock, specifically swine, cattle, game fowl and horses.

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