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Eleno S. Duran

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.

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Jesus Cruz

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.

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Paula J. Fear

Paula Jane Fear, 64, of Uvalde died on Nov. 22, 2014, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 24, 1950, in Annapolis, Maryland to Mary Frances Humel Cyr and Donald Cyr. She married George Fear on March 2, 1968, in Severna Park, Maryland. She is survived by her husband of 46 years; one daughter, Barbra Ann Fear of Uvalde; two sisters, Christine Wingo and Ruth Quellett, both of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jean Marie Sparks; and one brother, Steven Cyr. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary.

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Wilma Spring

Wilma Spring, 96, died Nov. 20, 2014, in her sleep at Meadow Creek Nursing Home. She was born June 14, 1918 in Highland, Kansas to Pearl Pierson and Boyd Pierson. She married John Robert Spring on Oct. 10, 1936, in St. Joseph, Missouri. They lived in several places during their marriage, including Uvalde, Batesville and San Antonio. Her husband preceded her in death in 1991, after which Wilma moved to San Angelo and, later, to Rio Concho Retirement Home. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Annabelle (Milton) King and Julia Byrd; three brothers-inlaw, Jake (Mary), Earl (Agnes) and Herb (Jenny); one nephew, Kip Spring; and one niece, Judy Sutton.

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Eva C. Diaz

Eva Cuellar Diaz, 88, of Uvalde died on Nov. 23, 2014, at her residence. A rosary was read Tuesday and yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass will held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on Aug. 11, 1926, in Uvalde to Clara Cruz Cuellar and Severo Cuellar. She married Raul Diaz on March 27, 1946, in Uvalde. She is survived by one son, Raul Diaz Jr. and wife, Norma, of San Antonio; one grandson, Robert Joseph Diaz of San Antonio; one sister, Rebecca Garcia of Uvalde; two brothers, Richard Cuellar and Raul Cuellar, both of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raul Diaz Sr.; parents; one son, Roberto Diaz; three sisters, Amelia Aguilar, Ramona Barrera and Magdalena Varela; and one brother, Gilberto Cuellar.

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Fortunato Lopez

Fortunato S. Lopez, 85, of La Pryor died on Nov. 19, 2014, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on April 23, 1929, in Mexico to Ambrosia Sanchez Lopez and Pedro Lopez. He is survived by three daughters, Elena Lopez of La Pryor, Elvia Flores and husband, Roberto, of Portland and Virginia Enriquez and husband, Vance, of California; three sons, Nato Lopez of La Pryor, Ricardo Lopez and wife, Patricia Paredes, of Laredo and Albert Lopez and wife, Kari, of Knoxville, Tennessee; two sisters, Esperanza Del Herro of San Antonio and Amelia Botello of Laredo; one brother, Rogelio Lopez of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia G. Lopez; and four brothers, Pedro, Manuel, Antonio and Rafael Lopez. A rosary was recited Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass was held yesterday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor.

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Eleno S. Duran

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. A rosary was read yesterday and will be recited again today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes- Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

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Jesus Cruz

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. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

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Robert Cabello

Robert Cabello, 64, of Uvalde died Nov. 20, 2014, at the Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Nov. 9, 1950, in Robstown. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary

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Betty A. Wood

Betty A. Wood, 64, of Conroe, formerly of Uvalde, died on Nov. 13, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 26, 1950, in Hayfield, Minnesota to Violet Buck and Sterling Buck. Wood graduated from Hayfield High School in 1968. She was a Lutheran. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gary Buck and Richard Buck; and one sister, Mary Brown. She is survived by her husband, William “Rick” Wood of Conroe; two daughters, Ann Childs of Cypress and Dottie Schmoll of Houston; one sister, Bonnie Eckhart; 12 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. In honor of her wishes, Wood will be cremated and a private family memorial will be held at a later date.

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