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Paula C. Juarez

Paula Castillo Juarez, 66, of Rocksprings died on April 26, 2015, at University Hospital in San Antonio. She was born on April 20, 1949, in Rocksprings to Tomasa Cordova Castillo and Gertrudes Castillo. She is survived by her husband, Alejandro Juarez; three daughters, Solee Jimenez of Kerrville, Sonia Vasquez and husband, Abel Vasquez Jr., of Rocksprings and Jesenia Jimenez of Kerrville; one son, Luis Alejandro Juarez of Rocksprings; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; four brothers, Genaro Castillo Sr., Ruben Castillo, Efrain Castillo Sr. and Ramiro Mireles; two sisters, Guadalupe Castillo Rios and Diana Mireles; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gilbert Castillo; and one sister, Silvia Mireles Perez. The recitation of the Holy rosary was held Monday  at 7 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel.  ass of Christian burial was held Tuesday at 11  .m. at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Rocksprings with the Rev.

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Robert Driskill

Robert Driskill, 59, of Sabinal died on April 28, 2015, at Medina Regional Hospital in Hondo. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Sabinal. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News. 

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Lou E. Smith

Lou Ephraim Smith of Argyle, TX, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015, in Denton, TX. She was born in Uvalde, TX on Jan.
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Manuel R. Gomez

Manuel R. Gomez, 82, of Uvalde died on April 22, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 26, 1932, in Uvalde to Antonia (Ramirez) Gomez and Benito Gomez. He married Esther Rodriguez in Uvalde on Feb.
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Lilia Franco

Lilia Ruiz Franco, 94, of Rocksprings died on April 21, 2015, at her residence. She was born in Bellville on Oct. 17, 1920, to Candelaria Ruiz and Albino Ruiz. She married Jesus T. Franco on Sept.
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Clarence Dearing Jr.

Clarence Albert Dearing Jr., age 74, of Kingsbury, Texas, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Clarence was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 16, 1940, to Clarence Albert Dearing Sr. and Clara Dearing. He was raised in Prairie Lea, Texas. On Sept. 10, 1960, he married his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Ann (Pinter) Dearing. Together, they had four children. Clarence proudly served in the U.S. Navy. For several years, he was the general manager of the Uvalde Holiday Inn/Quality Inn where he was active with the Chamber of Commerce. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; fatherin- law, Henry C. Pinter; and grandson, Zachary Dearing. Clarence is survived by his wife, Betty Dearing, formerly of Uvalde; children, Mike and Mary Dearing, Debbie and Frankie Daleo, Cathy and Mark Lane and Patsy Grimm; mother-in-law, Annie Pinter; brother, Charles and Sally Dearing; sister, Elaine Irish.

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Kenneth R. Fick

Kenneth Randolph Fick, 40, of Leakey died on April 18, 2015, in Leakey. He was born on May 15, 1974, in Houston to Murzie Elizabeth Murray Fick and Randolph “Randy” Fick. He married Robin Dawn Holt on March 13, 1995, in Houston. He is survived by his wife, a resident of Leakey; one son, Kenneth Fick Jr. of Leakey; two daughters, Dixie Fick and Daisy Fick, both of Leakey; two sisters, Lanise Quinn and Wanda Cadwallader and husband, Lewis; one brother, Michael Fick and wife, Angie; stepmother, Margie Fick of Pearland; two stepsisters, Christina Hatfield and husband, Darrell, and Carolyn Gomez; one stepbrother, Kenneth Gomez; 10 nieces and nephews; and numerous step-nieces and step-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lee “Bubba” Martin Fick; and one stepbrother, John Victor Gomez. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey with Mark Spaniel officiating.

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Theresa Gerrish

Theresa Marie Collins Gerrish of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died on April 7, 2015, at her residence, just two weeks shy of her 91st birthday. She was born April 17, 1924, in Williamsburg, Kansas to Rose Helen Collins and Leo Francis Collins. According to the family, Gerrish lived a long, full, and active life defined by her strong Christian faith, her love of life and others, her servant’s heart, and her cherished roles as wife, mother and grandmother. She was educated as a nurse at St. Joseph’s College in Kansas City, practicing nursing as a ministry for many years. Gerrish was a founding member at Glory Christian Fellowship in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jim Gerrish; seven brothers; one sister; and 10 infant children she lost at birth.

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Manuel Gomez

Manuel Gomez, 82, of Uvalde died on April 22, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes- Knowles Mortuary.

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Ann Noakes

Ann Marlene Hopperstead Noakes, 77, of Sinton died on April 13, 2015, in Sinton, following a long illness. She was born on June 29, 1937, in Princeton, Minnesota to Rose Amelia Hilken Hopperstead and Ingvald Johanne Hopperstead. Noakes was raised in Minnesota until age 8 when her family relocated to Sabinal during World War II. She graduated from Sabinal High School and was a twirler for the Sabinal Yellowjackets Band. After her marriage, Noakes lived for 50 plus years in Sinton as a housewife and mother. She was widowed in 1992 and – after her father’s death in the same year – was a caregiver for her mother until she died many years later. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Edmond Noakes III: parents; two brothers, Fredrick Alan Hopperstead and Conrad Orville Hopperstead; and one sister, Joan Bonita Clayton.

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