Edith Maxine Howard, 89, of Uvalde died on Nov. 22, 2016, at her residence. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by internment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Refreshments will be provided at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles family center. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Chester Dale Funderburg, 86, of Uvalde died on Nov. 20, 2016, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on March 5, 1931, in Sayre, Oklahoma to Ethel (McDonugh) and Evert James Funderburg. He was proceeded in death by his parents; one brother, E. J. Funderburg; and three sisters, Elise Funderburg, Anna Lee Pruet, and Genevice Quinn. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Funderburg; one stepson, Billy Kingston and wife, Becky, of Uvalde; four daughters, Amber Rogers, Barbara Reed, Rene Kingston, and Brandi Digger; two sisters, Alice Uptergrove, and Wanda Butts; and one brother, James Funderburg, all of Oklahoma; and numerous great-grand children, nieces and nephews. He worked as a labor foreman for Parker Construction Company in Sayre, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the U. S. Army on April 11, 1950, for a duration of three years.
Warren Thomas Fulcher, 68, of Uvalde died on Nov. 21, 2016, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. The Rev. Ray Melton will officiate. A time of fellowship will immediately follow at the Christian Life Center at First United Methodist Church of Uvalde, located at 301 N. High St. He was born on Aug. 21, 1948, in Stephenville to Christine (Woolf) and Warren G. Fulcher. He married Clara Watkins on Nov. 7, 1971, in Uvalde. Fulcher was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as an aircraft mechanic from 1971 to 1972. He was stationed at Fort Hood where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal as a sharpshooter. He was employed by the city of Uvalde for 40 years, serving as water superintendent in the utility department; he was also an active volunteer with the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years.
Ronald Deacon, 69, of Uvalde died on Nov. 22, 2016, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Raul E. Alejandro passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2016, at his home in Salem, Oregon. Raul was born in Sabinal to Juan and Maria Alejandro on March 11, 1917. As a young man his parents sent Raul to school in Mexico where he learned both languages (English, Spanish). His love for books and maps is evident in the collection he left behind. Raul married Josephina Contreras; they spent 52 years together and went on to have four sons and five daughters. Most of Raul’s adult life, he spent under the hood of a car. Mechanics was a fascination for him. For example, a Chevy motor in a Ford wagon. Raul was preceded in death by his wife, Josephina; sons, Juan, Raul Jr., and Dodo. He is survived by son Albert Alejandro (Pasco); daughters, Ramona Finley (Richland), Amelia Alejandro (Pasco), Lupe Gutierrez (Salem), Margie Corrando (Yakima), Dora Alejandro (Salem); 31 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. Those we love can never be more than a thought away.
Santos Paula ‘’Paulita’’ Treviño, 93, of Uvalde died on Nov. 14, 2016, at her residence. A rosary was recited Saturday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was born on Nov. 1, 1923, in Rhineland to Maria (Sanchez) and Pablo Hernandez. She married Donaciano Trevino on March 9, 1946, in Bexar County. She is survived by three daughters, Leonar De la Rosa and husband, Isidro, of Uvalde, Esdula T. Reyes of Brackettville, and Mary Olivarez and husband, John, of Shallowater; two sons, Guadalupe Treviño and wife, Estella, of Shallowater, and Donaciano Treviño Jr. and wife, Juanita Sanchez, of Uvalde; two brothers, Guillermo Hernandez and wife, Anita, and Santiago Hernandez and wife, Lina, all of Tucson, Arizona; one daughter-in-law, Arminda Treviño of Uvalde; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard Earl Shurley entered into God’s presence on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his wife, children, and family. He was the husband of Judith Ann Shurley. They shared over 20 wonderful years together. He was a father to five daughters and five sons-in-law, and grandfather to three grandchildren, who were all blessed by his love, wisdom, and guidance. Richard was born the eldest of two children in Uvalde on Nov. 3, 1946, to Walter Thomas Shurley and Muryle LaVerne Shurley. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Texas A&M Kingsville and Master of Science degree from Texas A&I Corpus Christi. He was a professor of automotive mechanics at Del Mar College for over 40 years. Richard was an entrepreneur, mentor, teacher, expert marksmen, archer, gunsmith, craftsman, and fisherman – and more than anything, he was a man of great faith. Richard was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
Noel Eugene Scott, 82, of Uvalde died on Nov. 14, 2016, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A visitation will be held today at 3 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Del Rio. He was born on Oct. 21, 1934, in Winfield, Kansas, to Margaret (Waldroupe) and Robert Scott. He married Janet Russell in 1977 in Bixby, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army for over 27 years, and the family says he was ranked Master Sergeant-E8 (MSG-E8) when he retired on June 1, 1979. He is survived by his wife of more than 39 years, of Uvalde; two sisters, Norma Troubough of Burden, Kansas, and Nova Buell and husband, Robert, of Willis; one son, Steven Scott of St.
Nazeer Rahaman, 64, of Uvalde died on Nov. 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. He was born on Aug. 18, 1952, in Trinidad to Zobida (Mohammed) and Latiff Rahaman. He married Chantalle Gergeres on Dec. 29, 1982, in New York. Rahaman is survived by his wife, of Uvalde; four daughters, Malaia Rahaman of Uvalde, Christine Rahaman-Scott and husband, Justin, of San Antonio, Yasmine Abdul- Rahaman and husband, Khalil, of Los Angeles, California, and Leslie Rahaman of Brooklyn, New York; two sons, Justin Rahaman of San Antonio, and Andrew Rahaman and wife, Caroline, of Corpus Christi; one daughter-inlaw, Jessica Rahaman of New York; one brother, Ashmead Rahaman of Uvalde; four sisters, Rezika Rahaman and Fazia Rahaman, both of Queens, New York, Saddia Rahaman of Connecticut, and Shariza Rahaman of New York; five grandchildren, Nya Scott, Naima Abdul-Rahaman, Ella Rahaman, Jacob Rahaman, and Skylar Rahaman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Romana P. Olvera, 89, of Uvalde died on Nov. 13, 2016, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Feb. 28, 1927, in Carrizo Springs to Isabel (Perez) and Marcial Olvera. She is survived by two daughters, Lucy Kovacs and husband, J.C., of Sun City, Arizona, and Patty Stafford and husband, Randy, of Nederland; two sons, Homer Ledesma of Uvalde, and Librado Ledesma of Carrizo Springs; two sisters, Angie Rodriguez of Hoffman, Illinois, and Elida Martinez of Cornelius, Oregon; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and five sisters. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary.