Albert Foster Nelson, 89, of Uvalde died on Aug. 30, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home. He was born on Oct. 31, 1924, in Reagan Wells to Marie Davenport Nelson and Emmett Curtis Nelson. He is survived by one sister, Helen Van Pelt of Concan; one brother, Milton “Speck” Nelson of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, E.C. Nelson. Graveside services were held yesterday at 10 a.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery with Paul Stephens officiating. Pallbearers were Buster Page, Odie “Fats” Page, Jaime Gracia and Chris Van Pelt. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
Jeanette Gay Stone Box, 82, of Crystal City died on Aug. 23, 2014, at University Hospital in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Crystal City. She was born on Sept. 2, 1931, in Crystal City to Emma Maude Harkey Rutledge and Evans C. Rutledge. After high school, Box attended Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. She returned to college while she was in her 50s and got a master’s degree from Sul Ross State University. The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 616 East Val Verde, Crystal City, TX 78839; Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, TX 76708; or Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Girlstown, 600 SW 11th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101.
Joshua Lucas Flores of Uvalde died on Aug. 23, 2014, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital at the age of 5 months. He was born on Feb. 27, 2014, to Adrianna Villafranca Flores and Joe Lucas Flores III. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, Veronica and Antonio Villafranca Jr. of Austin; maternal great-grandparents, Bobby and Dolores Gomez of Austin and Antonio and Norma Villafranca of Smithville; paternal grandparents, Abby and Joe Flores Jr. of Paige; paternal greatgrandfather, Joe Flores Sr. of Giddings; one sister, Gabriella Flores of Uvalde; and numerous aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles. A prayer service was held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral services were held yesterday at 11 a.m. at Baptist Temple Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Antonio Villafranca Jr. and Joe Flores Jr. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM