William Earl Elrod, 54, of Uvalde died on Dec. 3, 2014, in San Antonio. He was born in Uvalde on July 28, 1960, to Dayse Mangum Elrod and Dardus Elrod. He married Jody Harrison on May 20, 1995, in Charlotte. He is survived by his wife of 19 years; mother, a resident of Uvalde; one son, Trent Elrod of Lubbock; one sister, Lindy Elrod of La Pryor; three brothers, Ben Elrod and wife, Chris, and Cody Elrod, all of Uvalde and Jed Elrod and wife, Susan, of La Vernia; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Alberto R. Bernal Jr., 68, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died on Nov. 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 12, 1946, in Uvalde to Magdalena Varela and Alberto R.Bernal Sr. Bernal was a production supervisor at Josten’s. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, where he served as an airborne ranger. He is survived by five sons, Gino Bernal and wife, Laura Haros, Mario Bernal and Ismael Bernal, all of Cincinnati, Ohio, Rico Bernal and fiancée, Desirae Pounds, of McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, and Rafael Bernal of Dover, Tennessee; one daughter, Annette Bernal of Del Rio; one brother, Elias Varela Jr. of San Antonio; and two sisters, Oralia Castillo and husband, Armando, and Rachel Varela, all of Uvalde. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Mario Bernal. Visitation was held Tuesday at 5 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley- Parchman Funeral Home in Tennessee, where military honors were also conducted.
Connie M. Ortiz, 94, of Sabinal died on Nov. 30, 2014, in Kerrville. She was born on March 3, 1920, in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico, to Felice Martinez Mojica and Gregorio Mojica. She married Ernesto Ortiz in San Antonio on Dec. 22, 1945. She is survived by twodaughters, Martha Seidel and husband, Kurt, of Sabinal and Bertha Stafford and husband, Ken, of Kerrville; one sister, Jesusita Dominguez of San Antonio; one grandchild, Emily Kay Seidel; five step-grandchildren, Glen Stafford, Kim Seidel Holden, Paul Seidel, Mary Jane Seidel Hurless and Lea Coy Seidel; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Danny Ortiz; parents; two sisters, Julia Santos and Felice Santos; and one brother, Elias Mojica. Funeral services were held yesterday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sabinal. A private burial was held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Antonio F. Santos, 81, of Uvalde died on Nov. 30, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home. He was born on Oct. 9, 1933, in Melchor Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico to Concepcion Flores Santos and Juan M. Santos. In 1956, Santos married Vicenta Rodriguez in Melchor Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 58 years; three daughters, Maria L.
Santos V. Ruiz, 73, of Uvalde died on Dec. 1, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home. A rosary was read yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by cremation. He was born on Sept. 13, 1941, in Concan to Adelina Villarreal Ruiz and Guadalupe Ruiz. He married Esperanza Velasquez in Uvalde. He is survived by three daughters, Minerva Isaiz and husband, Guadalupe, of Uvalde, Margot González and husband, Frank, of Oneonta, Alabama and Mireya Ruiz and companion, Roland Reyes, of Uvalde; two sons, Santos Ruiz Jr. and wife, Ermila, of Rocksprings and Guadalupe Ruiz and wife, Laura, of Uvalde; five sisters, Sabina Garcia of Uvalde, Isabel Betty of Palo Pinto, Dominga Madrigal of Mineral Wells, Josefa Trevino and Inocencia Gutierrez, both of Uvalde; one brother, Antonio Ruiz of Uvalde; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Herminia G. Moreno, 87, of Uvalde died on Nov. 28, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 26, 1927, in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico to Anastacia Muniz Garcia and Juan Jose Garcia. She is survived by three daughters, Ana Flores and husband, Robert, Josie Regino and husband, Paul, and Rosemary Moreno and companion, Albert Mendoza, all of Uvalde; two sons, Johnny Joe Moreno and wife, Yolanda, and Jesus Moreno Jr., all of Uvalde; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesus Moreno; three daughters, Ignacia Moreno, Mari Pesina and Guadalupe Garcia. A prayer service was held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.Pallbearers were Ray Regino, Daniel Flores, Joseph Flores, Mark Moreno, Bobby Flores and Justin Arreola.
Roberto Cabello, 64, of Uvalde died on Nov. 20, 2014, at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Nov. 9, 1950, in Robstown to Maria Gonzalez Cabello and Pedro Cabello. He is survived by one daughter, Irene Cabello and husband, Abel Morin, of Uvalde; one son, Robert Cabello Jr. of Colorado; seven sisters, Gregoria Camacho of Uvalde, Isabella Gomez of Georgia, Irma Cabello of San Antonio, Catrina Cabello of Lubbock, Carolina Cabello of New Braunfels, Aurora Cabello of Lubbock and Rosemary Nieto of Kansas; six brothers, Pedro Cabello Jr. of Lubbock, Martin Cabello of Colorado, Juan Cabello of Snyder, David Cabello of Lubbock, Jose Cabello of New Braunfels and Ricardo Cabello of Lubbock; two grandchildren, Maria Victoria C. Morin and Abel Morin Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Victoria Cabello; and one son, Abel Cabello. A rosary was recited Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel.
Eleno S. Duran, 46, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 20, 2014, at his residence. He was born on April 29, 1968, in Uvalde to Amelia Salazar Duran and Eufemio Duran Sr. He married Esmeralda Araujo in San Antonio on Sept. 8, 2006. He is survived by his wife of eight years, a resident of San Antonio; mother, Amelia Duran of Uvalde; two sons, Felix Lopez and wife, Julie, of Ft. Worth and John Lopez and wife, Patricia, of San Antonio; two sisters, Lucia Duran of Uvalde and Lorena D. Vargas and husband, Baldemar, of San Antonio; two brothers, Eufemio Duran Jr. and wife, Velma, of San Antonio and Jaime Duran and wife, Maria, of Uvalde; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. A rosary was recited on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Jesus Cruz, 93, of Uvalde died on Nov. 21, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 3, 1921, in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico to Maria Gonzalez Cruz and Anastacio Cruz. He married Francisca Esparza on Feb. 13, 1988, in Zaragosa, Coahuila, Mexico. He is survived by his wife, a resident of Uvalde; four daughters, Janie Rodriguez and husband, Domingo, and Connie Flores and husband, Raul, all of Uvalde, Mary Cruz of Nashville, Tennessee and Rosie Cruz of San Antonio; five sons, Jesse Cruz and wife, Soraya, of Uvalde, Pete Cruz of San Antonio, Joe Cruz and wife, Annie, of Hobbs, New Mexico, Armando Cruz and wife, Lupe, and Mike Cruz and wife, Amelia, all of Uvalde; one stepson, Paulo Esparza and wife, Rosa Elena, of Wichita, Kansas; two sisters, Consuelo Arizmendi of Morelia, Michoacán and Virginia Cruz of Mexico City; one brother, Tomas Cruz and wife, Paula, of Uvalde; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.