Gilberto Gonzalez Lopez, 83, of Batesville died on Oct. 27, 2013, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Nov. 28, 1929, in Anahuac, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Matilde Lopez and Manuel Gonzalez Lopez. He married Maria De La Cruz Franco on Nov. 1, 1989. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, resident of Laredo; two daughters, Sandra L. Sanchez of Henderson, Minn. and Noemi M. Sanchez of Glencoe, Minn.; four sons, Markos E. Colin of Uvalde, Gilberto Gonzalez Hernandez of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Mario Gonzalez of San Antonio and Ramiro Gonzalez of Houston; and eight stepchildren, Jorge Colin, Miguel Colin, Jaime Colin, Guillermo Colin, Olga Colin, Luz Sanchez, Maria Sanchez and Juan Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Virginia Gonzalez, Olivia Gonzalez and Reyna Gonzalez. A rosary was recited on Oct. 28 and a vigil service Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel.
Edwa C. “Sammie” McCauley, 95, of Sabinal died on Oct. 31, 2013, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were held yesterday at 10 a.m. at Sabinal Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Sharla Nalani Willis, 58, of The Colony died on Oct. 30, 2013, in Plano. She was born Sept. 30, 1955, in Denver, Colo. to Constance Serrao Sinclair and Kenneth Sinclair. She is survived by her mother; four sons, Richard Willis and wife, Jennifer, of Dandridge, Tenn., Wesley Willis and wife, Laura, of Hearne, Glenn Willis and wife, Stacy, of Bastrop and Robert Willis of The Colony; one daughter, Heather Nutt and husband, Kirk, of Buffalo; 14 grandchildren; two sisters, Patti Williams and husband, Ronnie, of Sabinal and MaryLou Miller and husband, Craig, of Franklin; one brother, John Harley Sinclair and wife, Suzy, of Utopia; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Willis; father; and one sister, Karen Smart. Private services will be conducted at a later date. JONES-WALKER AND SON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE OF COMMERCE, WWW.JONES-WALKERANDSON.COM
Carol R. de Lamadrid, 65, of Uvalde died on Oct. 23, 2013, in Uvalde. She was born on March 5, 1948, in Jacksonville to Doris Cook Russell and James Arnold Russell. Lamadrid was a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and secretary of the Uvalde County Democrats Club.