Richard Gregg Edwards a loving husband, father and grandfather, age 68, of San Antonio peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. He was born July 9, 1946, in Uvalde to Jack and Rachel Aldine (Hodges) Edwards. ichard is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Bill Edwards and Jack Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Heather Procter Edwards; his children, Saundra Jane Edwards and her husband, Charles Crouch and two sons, Preston Edwards and Bryan Edwards and his wife, Jessie; grandchildren, Elijah, Hayden, Olivia, Caden and Owen Edwards; and future grandchild, “Baby Crouch;” his brothers’ children, including Patricia and Rachel; and Saundra’s mother, Barbara Edwards. Richard was the consummate professional, earning accolades from employers and colleagues. He was referred to as a dear friend, mentor and coach and was a successful account executive with Philips Healthcare for 29 years.
Rhoda Marie Ware, 87, of Kerrville died on June 8, 2015, in Kerrville. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Waresville Cemetery in Utopia with Paul Stephens officiating. She was born on March 29, 1928, in Utopia to Lillie Mae Smallwood and J.B. Smallwood. She married Billy Ray Ware Sr. on Dec. 7, 1946, in Uvalde County. Ware graduated from Utopia High School and worked as a bookkeeper at Fidelity Title Company for 24 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star as well as various card and domino clubs around town. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Ray Ware Sr.; one son, Beal Monroe Ware; and six siblings.
Henry A. Sanchez, 81, of Uvalde died on June 5, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Sept. 28, 1933, in San Antonio to Rosa (Algueseva) Cadena and Enrique Cadena. He married Carmen Torres in Uvalde on Jan. 27, 1952. He is survived by one daughter, Lolly Sanchez of Floresville; two sons, Henry Sanchez Jr. and wife, Josie, of Pleasanton and Frank Sanchez and wife, Pat, of Kenedy; three sisters, Susan Barrera, Deborah Brandt and Alice Gilley, all of San Antonio; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen T. Sanchez; one son, George Sanchez; and three sisters, Diane Escobedo, Elaine Pace and Sandra Keyland. A rosary was recited on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing- Estes-Knowles Chapel. funeral Mass was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at SacredHeart Catholic Church. Interment followed at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery.
Cecil Edward Davis passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015, one week shy of his 61st weddinganniversary with Virginia Wood Davis. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Montell Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the family’s Montell residence. He was born on Feb. 17, 1931, in San Angelo to Catherine Cox Davis and Cecil Edward Davis. Soon afterward, they moved to San Blas, Mexico where the family ranched. Davis rode on a train by himself to Dallas to attend first grade. The family moved to Montell where he learned sheep and goat ranching and fence building. He graduated from Texas A&M College and served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery during the Korean War. Davis was a farmer, rancher, banker, real estate broker and appraiser, and entrepreneur. For many years he was the only VA appraiser in south Texas. He was known as “Honey Coot” to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Manuela C. Rodriguez, 88, of Uvalde died on June 2, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. A vigil and rosary will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Dec. 23, 1926, in Uvalde to Francisca (Gomez) Castro and Francisco Castro. She married Vicente Rodriguez on July 6, 1942, in Uvalde. She is survived by one daughter, Rosa Maria Ybarra and husband, Ramon, of Hondo; three sons, Roberto C. Rodriguez and wife, Maria, Vicente Rodriguez Jr. and Armando C. Rodriguez and companion, Emma, all of Uvalde; 11 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vicente Rodriguez Sr.; one daughter, Rachel Rodriguez; one great-great-grandson, Camden Jaie Sanchez. Pallbearers will be Ramon Ybarra Jr., Randy Ybarra, Vicente H. Rodriguez, James H.
Larry Numan Bingham, 75, of San Antonio, formerly of Uvalde, died on May 30, 2015, in San Antonio. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Aldine Cemetery in Reagan Wells. He was born on Jan. 20, 1940, in Uvalde to Althea Ola Bingham and David Gaston Bingham. According to the family, Bingham was a part-time cowboy, full-time storyteller and friend to many. He is survived by his first wife, Susan Bingham (1973- 1986); second wife, Linda Bingham (1994-present); six daughters, Jennifer Bingham, Teresa Seelye, Becky Bingham, Christine Jackson, Jessica Silva and Megan Bingham; six grandchildren, Tori, Casey, Allison, Ethan, Kendal and Brantley; five brothers, Roy Bingham, Mike Bingham, David Bingham, Weldon Bingham and Harold Bingham; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Colleen Frizzell. Pallbearers will be Justin Bingham, Shane Bingham, Danny Bingham, Jimmy Wollney, Mikie Jackson and David Frizzell.
Mary Elizabeth Tucker Coggins went to be with our Lord and precious loved ones that had gone on before her on May 30, 2015, of natural causes in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 85. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Crosby, Texas to Mary Ann and Arlie Ruben Tucker. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; and her older brother, Warren, who died in WWII. She graduated from high school in 1948 in Raymondville, Texas, attended Texas A&I in Kingsville, Texas, received her teaching degree at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, and went on to receive her master’s degree as a special education teacher at Incarnate Word College and Sul Ross University.
Joaquin “Juaka” F. Garcia, 69, of Uvalde died on May 29, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Visitation will be held tomorrow from noon to 9 p.m. at Uvalde Funeral Home with the recitation of the Holy rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde. He was born on March 18, 1946, in Uvalde to Francisca F. Garcia and Guadalupe Garcia. He is survived by two daughters, Beronica Garcia- Gonzales and husband, Joe, and Rosa Garcia, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Tony Gonzales, Brianna Gonzales and Joaquin Gonzales, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; four brothers, Ruben F. Garcia of Minnesota, Guadalupe “Pilo” F. Garcia and wife, Nelly, and Enrique “Nene” F. Garcia and wife, Conception, all of Uvalde and Valentine “Wewa” F. Garcia of Ft. Worth; two sisters, Juanita “Purro” G. Luna of Uvalde and Martina “Narre” G. Moreno of Austin; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Laurette Rich Nix, 102, of Uvalde died on June 1, 2015, at Amistad Nursing Home. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hico Cemetery in Hico, Texas. She was born on June 20, 1912, on a farm in Erath County near Hico to Louella Blair Rich and John Edward Rich. Nix attended a country school until she finished the ninth grade, and she graduated from Carlton High School in 1931. She was baptized Nov. 7, 1931, and has been a very active member of the Church of Christ everywhere she has lived. She married Teddy Nix on Aug. 27, 1932. They had two daughters, Lellah and Nancy. They were married for 59 years. Early in their marriage, Nix and her husband lived in College Station, where he was a student and in north Texas, where he taught after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education. In 1941, her husband was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and they lived several years in Alvord.