Obituaries

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Agnes L. Best

Agnes Louise Best, 94, of Uvalde died on March 16, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home in Woodville, followed by a graveside service at the Magnolia Cemetery. She was born on June 23, 1922, in Crete to Reba (Horn) and John Coleman Ray. She graduated from Milby High School in Houston in 1938, at the age of 16. She then began working at Nagorny Construction Company, while attending Massey Business College. She then went to work for Hughes Tool Company/ Dickson Gun Plant Division in Houston where she met her future husband, Paul Howell Best. She married him on July 23, 1944, in Houston. The couple was married for 51 years before his death on July 26, 1995. In 1955, she went to work for Keystone Valve Corp. where she learned to operate a computerized IBM 632 Electronic Typing Calculator.

Thu
16
Mar

Harley M. Wood

Harley Milton Wood, 90, of Uvalde died on March 6, 2017, at his residence. He was born on April 8, 1926, in Hackberry to Violet B. (Colwell) and Joe D. Wood. The family says Wood enjoyed ranching, hunting and the outdoors; and he was a lifetime member of the NRA. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Maurine McFatter; one brother-in-law, Jeff McFatter; and his wife, who the family says was the love of his life, Mageleane “Maggie” Cochran. He is survived by cousin, Johnny Connell and wife, Delores, of Sabinal, and numerous other cousins. A viewing was held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Chapel in Camp Wood, followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at the Barksdale Cemetery. The Rev. Carroll Vernor Jr. officiated.

NELSON FUNERAL HOME OF CAMP WOOD

Thu
16
Mar

Ralph E. Sheedy

Ralph E. Sheedy, 90, of San Antonio died on March 13, 2017, in San Antonio. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Camp Wood Cemetery. He was born on March 18, 1926, in Blewett to Hazel (Pinkston) and Ralph Sheedy Sr. He married Wandarene Merritt on Nov. 17, 1956, in Uvalde. She preceded him in death in 1998. Sheedy is survived by two daughters, Brenda Sturm and husband, Paul, and Lori West and husband, John, all of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Katherine Ewing, Michael Sturm, and Daniel West; three greatgrandchildren; one brother, Jack Sheedy and wife, Leota of Azle; and one sister-in-law, Lola Sheedy of San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Lamar Sheedy, Nolan Sheedy, David Sheedy, and Dwight Sheedy; and three sisters, Corrine Hayes, Josephine McCutchen, and Annie Morris. Pallbearers will be Ed Ewing, Steve Sheedy, Mike Sturm, Jason Terry, Daniel West and John West.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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16
Mar

W.A. Morris

W.A. Morris, 77, formerly of Uvalde, died on Jan. 25, 2017, in Mathis. He was born Feb. 15, 1939, to Willie Clarence and Mattie W. Routt Morris in Uvalde. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the The Heard Cemetery in Reagan Wells.

THE PRECEDING IS A PAID OBITUARY.

Thu
16
Mar

Mariana Moreno

Mariana Moreno, 85, of Uvalde died on March 12, 2017, at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was born on May 30, 1931, in Blewett to Anselma (Velasquez) and Don Mateo Leal. She is survived by five sisters, Teresa Rodriguez of San Antonio, and Roselia Gonzales, Altagracia Angeles, Socorro Castillo, and Josefa Sanchez, all of Uvalde; two sons, Gilbert Moreno and Ricardo Moreno, both of Uvalde; seven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Moreno was preceded in death by her husband, Marcos Moreno; one grandson, Paul Moreno; one great-grandson, Christian Moreno; two sisters, Gloria Looney and Alicia Leal; and three brothers, Refugio Leal, Pablo Leal, and Ernesto Leal. Pallbearers will be Ricardo Moreno Jr., Arturo Moreno, Matthew Moreno, Brianna Nicole Campbell, Jocelyn Moreno, Maricella Moreno and Brian Troupe.

Thu
16
Mar

Larka K. Hundley

Larka Kaye (Smallwood) Hundley, age 58 of LaCoste, Texas passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Devine, Texas. She was born in Uvalde. She was preceded in death by her parents, Larkin M. and Erma Y. Smallwood. She is survived by her husband, James Lee Hundley of LaCoste; stepdaughters, Sarah O’ Donoghue of Hawaii, Lauren Hundley of California, step-son Jared Hundley of Texas; sister, Jean Anne Buffington and Richard Heller of Garden Ridge, Texas; nieces, Bonnie Elizabeth Coyle, husband John, daughters, Elizabeth and Emmamarie; Alice Anne Bruni, husband Robert Jr., sons, Justin and Travis Bruni, all of San Antonio, Texas. Larka was a graduate of Alamo Heights High School and studied music at Trinity University, where she excelled in piano. She is registered as a both a Daughter of the Republic of Texas and of the American Revolution. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in LaCoste.

Thu
16
Mar

Gary D. Heyen

Gary Dan Heyen passed away on March 3, 2017, at his home in Dallas after a brief illness at the age of 49. Dan was born in Texas City on Nov. 2, 1967, to John Gary and Beverly Heyen. He graduated from Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, and attended Texas Tech University, where he studied international economics. Dan’s professional career of 30 years was spent in information security. He managed a cyber security group at Santander Consumer USA and prior to that worked as an information security engineer for Santander, Ambit Energy and Verizon Communications Inc. business division. Dan received several star performer and peer awards for his commitment to excellence and team work. The happiest times of Dan’s life were spent enjoying nature with family and friends. He loved the beaches in California and Padre Island, snow skiing in Colorado, visiting Big Bend with his father and sister, and family gatherings on the Guadalupe River.

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16
Mar

Claude A. Graham

Claude Allen Graham, 91, of Utopia died on March 11, 2017, at his residence. A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Jones Cemetery in Utopia. He was born on July 27, 1925, in Tarpley to Mildred (Hicks) and Claude Murray Graham. He attended Trio, Utopia and Sabinal schools, graduating from the latter in 1943. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served during World War II. Graham married Nelle Schaefer on Dec. 24, 1946, in Uvalde. The couple had three children. Having worked on ranches most of his life, he semi-retired and the family moved to Granite Shoals where they opened Graham’s Grocery Store. The family says he loved family and friends, fiddle music, fishing, playing the domino game 42, and telling stories. He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Claude Allen Graham Jr.; and one brother, Punk Graham.

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Mar

Kathleen Chronis

Kathleen Chronis, 87, of Utopia died on March 10, 2017, at her residence. A memorial service will be held on March 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Utopia Methodist Church. She was born on July 21, 1929, in Goffstown, New Hampshire to Kathleen (Fox) and A. Kenneth Hambleton. Chronis is survived by one daughter, Linda Leist and husband, Glenn, of Shiner; one daughter-in-law; and seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Douglas B. Comstock, and one brother, James Thomas Hambleton. Memorial donations may be made to Utopia Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Utopia, TX, 78884; and Freeman Fritz Animal Shelter, 515 Spur 100, Kerrville, TX, 78028.

RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM

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16
Mar

Telesforo Alvarado

Telesforo Alvarado, 74, of Uvalde died on March 9, 2017, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on Oct. 6, 1942, in Knippa to Francisca (Vela) and Julio Alvarado. He married Virginia Carriola on Nov. 9, 1968, in Uvalde.

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