Pabla Velasquez Cruz, 76, of Uvalde died on Sept. 20, 2016, at Medina Regional Hospital in Hondo. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m.
James Herbert Averill, 84, of Uvalde died on Sept. 18, 2016, in San Antonio. He was born on Feb. 28, 1932, in Del Rio to Claire (Miller) and Mike Averill. He graduated from Del Rio High School in 1949 and Texas A&M University in 1954. He was briefly employed with the Texas Highway Department in Del Rio before joining the U.S.
Adalberto B. “Beto” Aguilar, 89, of Uvalde died on Sept. 18, 2016, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Uvalde. A chapel service will be held today at 11 a.m at Uvalde Funeral Home, followed by cremation. Interment will be on Oct. 8, 2016, at 10 a.m.
John Paul Bates, 84, formerly of Montell, died on Sept. 6, 2016, at his Uvalde residence. He was born on Oct. 27, 1931, in Vance to Gussie Lee (Burleson) and Jess Bates. Bates started school in Brackettville, where his father was the principal. He continued his education in Batesville and Uvalde, before moving to Bishop for his senior year.