Elias Hernandez, 67, of Uvalde died on April 17, 2016, at the Concho County Hospital in Eden. He was born on Dec. 26, 1948, in Del Rio to Tomasa (Flores) and Willie Hernandez. He is survived by his wife, Graciela Hernandez of Uvalde; one son, Elias Hernandez Jr. and fiancée, Maria Gonzales, of Uvalde; one sister, Sulema Ruiz of Brady; one brother, Ricardo Hernandez of Brownwood: one grandchild, Isabel Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irma Ruiz and Mary Berdosce; and three brothers, Miguel Hernandez, Reynaldo Hernandez, and Willie Hernandez Jr. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com
Virginia “Ginger” Lee Bingham, 65, of Leakey died on April 17, 2016, at her home. Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey. Interment will follow at the Bingham Family Cemetery. She was born on Oct. 4, 1950, in Corpus Christi to Marjorie (Hobbs) and William Ruark. The family says she was a devoted wife and loving mother; she loved all whom she met and never knew a stranger; and she will be missed by family and friends.
Bernice C. Garcia, 79, of Uvalde died on April 19, 2016, at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Edith LaNelle Stevens, 87, of Marietta, Oklahoma, formerly of Camp Wood, died on April 12, 2016, at her home. She was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in Wise County to Hila Mae (Wright) and Loss Shults. She married Charlie Raymon Stevens on March 28, 1945, in Fort Worth. The couple had recently celebrated 71 years of marriage. The family says Stevens .was a homemaker; enjoyed playing cards, dominos, bunko, and various board games; and expressed her creative side by sewing, crocheting, and playing the piano and the pump organ. According to the family, she loved camping along the Nueces River, and watching the deer and turkeys. She was also a member of the 74 Domino Club. The family says many people will remember the meals she prepared, often spending her time in the kitchen, cooking and baking. Though many things brought her joy, her most meaningful activity was spending time with her family.
Tommy R. “Tomcat” Silva Jr., 69, of Uvalde died on April 10, 2016, at his residence. A prayer service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary, with interment to follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Nov. 22, 1946, in Galveston to Eva (Reyna) and Thomas Silva. He married Delia G. Silva in Uvalde on July 8, 1963. He was a truck driver for 27 years prior to his retirement. The family says he loved being out on the road exploring the United States and sharing his stories. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, of Uvalde; two daughters, Theresa S. Rodriguez and husband, Edward T. Sr., of San Antonio, Pauline S. Garcia and husband, Marco, of Uvalde; three sons, Tommy G. Silva III and wife, Maria, of Seguin, George G. Silva and wife, Laura, and John P. Silva Sr., all of Uvalde; 19 grandchildren, Andrea M. Garcia, Ramon S. Rios Jr., Roseanna Silva, Kristine S.
Raymundo G. “Boy” Perez Jr., 60, of Uvalde died on April 12, 2016, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A rosary will be recited tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 19, 1955, in Uvalde to Maria De Jesusa (Garza) and Raymundo Perez Sr. He is survived by three daughters, Jenny Robles of Sugarland, Kari Perez of Richmond, and Crystal Rodriguez and husband, Jacob, of Humble; one son, Ray Perez III and wife, Erika, of Richmond; 12 grandchildren, Max Perez, McKinley Perez, Mercedes Rodriguez, Tristan Coronado, Ali Scanlon, Andre Scanlon, J.R. Rodriguez, Jayden Rodriguez, Jaylynn Rodriguez, Christian Robles, Shell Robles, and Nik Robles; and seven sisters, Alma Diaz, Lydia Cruz, Linda Capuchin, Bertha Garcia, and Sylvia Perez, all of Uvalde, Rosie Longoria of San Antonio, and Emma Cano of Kerrville.
Trapper Ray Ansley, 35, of Uvalde died on March 30, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on April 23, 2016, at 3 p.m. at The Church in the Valley in Leakey. The Rev. Ray Miller will officiate. He was born on Aug. .19, 1980, in Uvalde to Gail (Chatterton) and Thomas .Ray Ansley. He was a lifelong resident of Uvalde. He is survived by his mother, of Uvalde; three brothers, Duane Galan and wife, Carol, Sandy Ansley and wife, Faye, and Ryan Galan, all of Uvalde; four sisters, Cindy Galan Scheel and husband, Steve, of Katy, Marsha Ansley Betts and husband, Paul, of Carrizo Springs, Nancy Ansley Hardwick of Cedar Hill, and Tomme Ansley Adams of Cedar Hill; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Balinda Ansley Stoffel.
Donald D. Munderback Sr., 68, of Uvalde died on April 8, 2016, in San Antonio. A family visitation will be held today at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. He was born on April 2, 1948, in San Antonio to Gladiola (Bracken) and Donald B. Munderback. He married Anna E. Eliot on March 18, 1989, in San Antonio. He was in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1988 and served two tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, of Uvalde; one daughter, Jodi Munderback of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three sons, Frank Munderback of Del Rio, David Munderback of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Donald Munderback Jr. of Uvalde; and five grandchildren, Samantha Munderback, and Frank Munderback Jr., both of Del Rio, and Chanceine Munderback, Prudence Munderback and Titan Munderback, all of Colorado Springs.
Paulino Melchor, 65, of Laredo died on April 9, 2016, at his residence. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Oct. 10, 1950, in Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico to Rosa (Licon) and Tomas Melchor. He married Maria Patricia Romero in Piedras Negras, Mexico on Nov. 3, 1972. He is survived by his wife of 43 years; father, of Uvalde; one daughter, Lilia Elvira Garcia and husband, Juan, of Uvalde; two sons, Jorge Alberto Melchor and wife, Consuelo, and Juan Pablo Melchor and companion, Maria Mirando, all of Uvalde; three sisters, Alma Leticia Perez and Juanita Villa, both of Uvalde, and Oralia Rodriguez of Jacksonville; four brothers, Jesus Melchor and Miguel Melchor, both of Uvalde, and Jose Ignacio Melchor and Tomas Melchor, both of Piedras Negras, Mexico; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother.