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.
Robert J. “Bobby” Turner, 85, of Victoria, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Victoria. He was born in Sabinal on April 13, 1931, to Josephine Braden Turner and August Alex Turner. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Ray Burns Moore, 72 of La Grange, died Sept. 6, 2016, in Columbus. Moore was born in Sabinal on Nov. 19, 1943, to Louise Burns Moore and George Moore. According to the family, Moore was a man of many interests and abilities.
Rigoberto Cervantes, 72, of Uvalde died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 25, 1944, in San Ignacio de la Sierra Tepehuanes, Durango, Mexico to Maria (Cervantes) and Manuel Cervantes. He married Ana Maria Rodriguez on Aug.
John Paul Bates, 84, formerly of Montell, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at his home in Uvalde. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Camp Wood. Visitation will continue today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Camp Wood. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.