Michael Salazar, 29, of Uvalde died on Jan. 15, 2015, in San Antonio. He was born on Aug. 7, 1985, in Uvalde to Alma (Alejandro) Salazar andVincent Salazar Jr. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Vincent “Vinnie” Salazar III and wife, Melinda Alejandro, of Uvalde; maternal grandparents, Rodolfo and Alicia Alejandro of Uvalde; paternal grandmother, Consuelo Salazar of Uvalde; one niece, Layla Salazar of Uvalde; two nephews, Julian Salazar and Nicholas Salazar, both of Uvalde; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Vincent Salazar. A rosary was recited on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Vincent “Vinnie” Salazar III, Julian Salazar, Johnny Salazar, Ezequiel Martinez, Luke Alejandro, Dylan Alejandro, Jaime Valle and Ismael Valle
Inez Lopez, 26, of La Pryor died on Jan. 18, 2015, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Templo Gethsemani in La Pryor. Interment will follow in La Pryor Cemetery. He was born on June 16, 1988, in Hereford to Eva (Longoria) Lopez andTirso D. Lopez. He married Alizza Cervantes on June 19, 2010, in La Pryor. He is survived by his wife of four years; parents; paternal grandmother, Francisca Del Toro Lopez of La Pryor; maternal grandfather, Juan P. Longoria of La Pryor; two sisters, Sandra Lopez of Hereford and Delia Perez of La Pryor; six brothers, Misael Longoria of Ft. Worth, Abel Longoria, Ruben Lopez, Lucas Lopez, all of La Pryor, Tirso Lopez Jr. of Killeen, and Frank Lopez of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Inez Lopez Sr.; and maternal grandmother, Hermelinda Longoria.
James Lawrence Jackson, 53, of La Pryor died on Jan. 16, 2015, in Hondo, following a battle with cancer. He was born on June 5, 1961, in Uvalde to Jesse Joyce Cook Jackson and Joseph Mark Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents. According to the family, Jackson was respected by his friends and coworkers. He had worked for Pearsall Livestock for almost 20 years.He is survived by one sister, Joy Jackson Garza and husband, Eulalio, of Knippa; and many cousins. A graveside service was held Monday at 9 a.m. at Sabinal Cemetery.
Pedro Ybarra Flores, 91, of Uvalde died on Jan. 17, 2015, in Uvalde. e was born on Feb. 23, 1923, in Uvalde to Aurelia (Ybarra) Flores and Bartolo Flores.He married Florinda Mirelez on May 1, 1950, in San Antonio.
According to the family, Flores was a well-known painter and wallpaper hanger along with his two brothers. He laterbranched off and started his own painting business; some of his work can be seen at Sacred Heart Catholic
Raul C. Rodriguez, 77, of Uvalde died on Jan. 14, 2015, at Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary was read yesterday and will be recited again 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. He was born on Sept. 4, 1937, in Progreso, Coahuila, Mexico to Maria (Castilla) Rodriguez and Cruz Rodriguez. He is survived by one son, Jose A.
Cirildo L. “Chilo” Luna, 76, of Batesville died on Jan. 14, 2015, at his residence. He was born on July 9, 1938, in Raymondville to Joaquina (Luera) Luna and Gilberto Luna. He married Ernestina Rios in Batesville on Nov. 4, 1962. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, a resident of Batesville; three daughters, Anna Belia Maldonado of Uvalde, Dora Elia Luna of Odessa and Norma L. Campbell and husband, Corey, of Batesville; three sons, Cirildo Luna Jr. and wife, Thelma, of Odessa, Ricardo Luna of Batesville and Jose G. Luna and wife, Ebony, of San Antonio; one sister, Eufemia Rios of Andrews; one brother, Juan Luna of Batesville; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers. A rosary was recited on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral service was held yesterday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Batesville.
Russel (Rusty) Joe Holloway passed away on Jan. 6, 2015, at his rustic adobe on the Double Diamond Ranch just south of Alpine, Texas. Rusty was born on May 24, 1962, to Joe and Ruth Holloway in El Paso, Texas and attended Del Rio High School. He spent most of his life as an independent surveyor in Uvalde County before moving to Brewster County in 2009. Rusty was an avid outdoorsman, cowboy, and pioneer that loved to hunt, fish and drive the back roads and ranch roads in his one-of-a-kind Jeep, never taking the straight path anywhere he went. He had a generous heart and a contagious laughter, telling stories filed with odd but colorful characters, a snake or two, maybe a dog but certainly one of his many adventures with surprises throughout. Rusty loved the simple life, his family and friends, rolled smokes, a good cup of coffee in his tin cup, a cold Coors from Harry’s, and sitting around a warm campfire.
Michael Salazar, 29, of Uvalde died on Jan. 15, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary was read yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.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.