Robert J. “Bobby” Turner, 85, of Victoria, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Victoria. He was born in Sabinal on April 13, 1931, to Josephine Braden Turner and August Alex Turner. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Ray Burns Moore, 72 of La Grange, died Sept. 6, 2016, in Columbus. Moore was born in Sabinal on Nov. 19, 1943, to Louise Burns Moore and George Moore. According to the family, Moore was a man of many interests and abilities.
Rigoberto Cervantes, 72, of Uvalde died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 25, 1944, in San Ignacio de la Sierra Tepehuanes, Durango, Mexico to Maria (Cervantes) and Manuel Cervantes. He married Ana Maria Rodriguez on Aug.
John Paul Bates, 84, formerly of Montell, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at his home in Uvalde. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Camp Wood. Visitation will continue today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Camp Wood. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
Eloisa Reyes Mendez, 83, of Uvalde died on Aug. 29, 2016, at her residence. A visitation will be held today at 1 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A rosary will be recited today and again on Monday at 7 p.m, also at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mission Park South Cemetery in San Antonio. She was born on Nov. 19, 1932, in Fort Worth to Aurora (Gonzalez) and Valentin Reyes. She married Juanito Mendez in May of 1980 in Saginaw, Michigan. The family says she was a member of the Sociedad Funeraria Miguel Hidalgo organization for numerous years.