Gladys Pertie Emerson Murphy, 97, of San Antonio died on Jan. 3, 2014, in La Vernia. Visitation will be held tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South in San Antonio with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Sabinal Cemetery in Sabinal. She was born on April 8, 1916, in Sabinal to Pertie White Emerson and Issac Emerson. She was preceded in death by her parents; 12 siblings; husband, Aubrey Murphy; one son, Bryon Murphy; and one daughter-in-law, Jeanette Murphy. She is survived by two sons, Charles L. Murphy of Kirby and Roger L. Murphy and wife, Linda; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Refugia “Cuca” Cuellar, 86, of Uvalde died on Jan. 3, 3013, at her residence. A rosary was recited yesterday and a vigil will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held tomorrow 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. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Suzan Elizabeth Niggli Hilthon, 58, of Concan died on Dec. 27, 2013, in San Antonio. A reception will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Family Center, 220 S. Getty St., in Uvalde. She was born on Sept. 19, 1955, in Uvalde to Alice Wingeter Niggli and Emil Edwin Niggli. She married Karl Hilthon of Ingram on Nov. 19, 1976. She is survived by her husband of 37 years; two daughters, Nicole Elizabeth Hilthon of San Antonio and Beau Yvonne Hilthon of Concan; one sister, Deborah Frances Niggli Sciba and husband, Jim, of Concan; stepsister, Becky Dunham Nelson and husband, Speck, of Concan; stepbrother, Sonny Dunham and wife, Linda, of DeQuincy, La.; and aunt, Jean Hurley of Concan. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, Betty Sue King Niggli. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM