Lillie Mae DeRusha, 95, of Uvalde died on Jan. 5, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home. She was born on Dec. 9, 1918, in Corsicana to Mary Jane Jergens Foster and Jim Foster. She married Andrew Edward DeRusha on Feb. 13, 1937, in Corsicana. She is survived by one son, Bobby DeRusha of Uvalde; and two daughters, Judy DeRusha of Hondo and Nancy Warren of Lubbock. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Joan Bothwell; and one brother, Robert Foster. Graveside services were held yesterday at 2 p.m. at Lockney Cemetery in Lockney.
Esther Pruneda, 91, of Uvalde died on Jan. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. 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.
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.