Obituaries

Thu
04
May

Johnny R. Dunlap

Johnny Roscoe Dunlap, 84, a retired chief mechanic, died Thursday, April 27, 2017. A funeral will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A visitation was held yesterday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mount Olivet. Johnny was born May 30, 1932, in Grapevine to Peter Roscoe Dunlap and Willie Mae McClure, a pioneer family of Tarrant County and whose Texas ancestral roots go back to the mid- 1800’s, First Families of Texas. Johnny attended Smithfield Elementary and graduated from Carter-Riverside, class of 1949. After graduation, he was employed by Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. for 47 years, until his retirement in 1997 as chief mechanic. In 1953, he and his young family were transferred to Uvalde, where they lived for 15 years, and in 1968, they returned to North Richland Hills, where he remained until his death.

Thu
04
May

Delfina Arriola

Delfina Arriola, 83, of Uvalde died on May 1, 2017, at her residence. A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born on April 11, 1934, in Sabinal to Paulita (Borrego) and Leon Musquiz. She is survived by one daughter, Lucy Rodriguez; one sister, Nena Sheppard; and one brother, Leandro Musquiz, all of Uvalde; six grandchildren, Alfonso Muñoz and wife, Cristina, Cristy Muñoz, Melissa Castillo, Amanda Martinez and husband, Jon, Tiffany Rodriguez and companion, Devin Adams, and Vanessa Rodriguez and companion, Zachary Vasquez; and numerous great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Felipa Mata and Cecilia Peña; and four brothers, Macario Musquiz, Agustin Musquiz, Manuel Musquiz and Evaristo Musquiz. A prayer service was held on Tuesday and again yesterday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

Thu
04
May

Agustin C. Alejandro

Agustin Cortez Alejandro, 64, of Uvalde died on April 29, 2017, in San Antonio. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A mass of resurrection will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal, followed by interment at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Alejandro was born on Sept. 18, 1952, in Uvalde to Herminia (Cortez) and Jesus Alejandro. He married Maria De Jesus Flores Martinez on Sept. 7, 2001, in Del Rio.

Thu
04
May

Antonia D. Aguilera

Antonia De La Cruz ‘’Nena’’ Aguilera, 100, of Pasadena, formerly of Uvalde, died on April 28, 2017, in Pasadena. Aguilera was born on Sept. 21, 1916, in Uvalde to Zapopa (De La Cruz) and Jesus Aguilera. She is survived by niece Anna Belia Al-Hakam of Pasadena; two greatnieces, Elma Elizondo of League City and Melva Treviño of Pasadena; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. Aguilera was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Emilia Aguilera and Maria Martinez; and three brothers, Jesus Aguilera Jr., Jose Aguilera and Frank Aguilera. A rosary was recited on Monday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A mass of resurrection was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at the Uvalde Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernest Gutierrez, Joe Gutierrez, Rafael Gutierrez, Danny Gutierrez, Roberto Aguilera and Juan Aguilera.

Sun
30
Apr

Patricio Granado Sr.

Patricio Granado Sr., 65, of La Pryor died on April 21, 2017, in Uvalde. He was born on Aug. 30, 1951, in Lemond Township, Minnesota, to Lupe (Rodriguez) and Patricio Granado. Granado is survived by his wife, Yolanda Tenorio Granado; two daughters, Melinda Granado and Adela Granado; four sons, Patricio Granado Jr., Guadalupe Granado, Leo Granado and Abel Granado; two sisters, Antonia Castro and Sylvia Tenorio; three brothers, Martin Trevino, Ramiro Trevino and Alfredo Ortega, all of La Pryor; seven grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Ramona T. Castro and San Juana Castillo. A rosary was recited on Wednesday and again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A mass of resurrection was held on Friday at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Pryor, followed by interment at La Pryor Cemetery.

Thu
27
Apr

Juanita G. Lopez

Juanita G. Lopez, 72, of San Antonio, formerly of Sabinal, died on April 20, 2017, in San Antonio. She was born on Sept. 23, 1944, in Sabinal to Andrea (Martinez) and Arcardio Gomez. She married Alfredo Lopez on Aug. 16, 1959, in Juno, Wisconsin. The family says Lopez was a San Antonio Spurs fan and loved going gambling. Lopez is survived by her husband of 57 years; two sons, Alfredo Lopez Jr. and Joe Rene Lopez and wife, Isabel, all of San Antonio; one sister, Andrea Sanchez of Uvalde; four brothers, Mario Gomez of Sabinal, Monseis Gomez of San Antonio, and Thomas Gomez and Arcardio Gomez Jr., both of Wisconsin; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Eleanor Lopez Alvarado; her parents; and two sisters, Lupe Lopez and Camila Espinoza. A rosary was recited on Monday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. A mass of resurrection was held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St.

Thu
27
Apr

Patricio Granado

Patricio Granado, 65, of La Pryor died on April 21, 2017, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are pending with Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

Thu
27
Apr

Edward A. Gomez

Edward Alexis Gomez, 25, of Uvalde died on April 20, 2017, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born on Feb. 13, 1992, in Dallas to Sandra Gomez. He is survived by his mother and her husband, Edwardo Garcia, of Uvalde; grandparents, Cecilia Rodriguez, of Nava, Mexico and Susana Garcia of Uvalde; fiancée, Felicia Larralde; one son, Edward Armani Gomez; two sisters, Thalia Reyna and husband, Robert, and Samanta Gonzales; and two brothers, Michael Arellano and Edwardo Garcia, all of Uvalde. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Fernando Antonio Gomez.

Thu
27
Apr

Lucilla Chavera

Lucilla Chavera, 70, of Batesville died on April 22, 2017, in Uvalde. She was born on June 18, 1946, in Batesville to Rafaela (Martinez) and Jose T. Vasquez. She married Tranquilino Chavera in August of 1974 in Pearsall. The family says Chavera loved nature and watching telenovelas. Chavera is survived by her husband of 42 years, of Pearsall; two sons, Reynaldo Chavera of Batesville and Rogelio Chavera of San Antonio; one sister, Alamar Lopez of San Antonio; three brothers, Jesus Vasquez and Adolfo Vasquez, both of Batesville, and Rafael Vasquez of Richmond; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Elida V. Garza and Rosalinda V. Rodriguez; and three brothers, Jose M. Vasquez, Guillermo Vasquez and Hector Vasquez. A rosary was recited on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rushing- Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A mass of resurrection was held yesterday at 11:30 a.m. at St.

Thu
27
Apr

Verle G. Buller

Verle Gene Buller, 77, of Uvalde died on April 22, 2017, at his residence. Interment will be held today at Okolona Mennonite Cemetery in Okolona, Mississippi. He was born on Dec. 23, 1939, in Foley, Alabama to Edna (Schroeder) and Menno Buller. He married Gloria Peaster on May 12, 1968, in Winton, California. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, of Uvalde; three sons, John Buller of Tupelo, Mississippi, Kale Buller of Ontario, Oregon, and Darin Buller of Uvalde; one daughter, Shana Buller of Versailles, Missouri; three brothers, Don Buller and wife, Kathryn of Stover, Missouri, Floyd Buller and wife, Pat, of Amarillo, and Delbert Buller and wife, Velma, of Cyrus, Minnesota; one sister, Wilda Nightengale and husband, Sid, of Atwater, Califonia; and 10 grandchildren, Johnna Buller, Chelsea Buller, Leighton Buller, Wilkerson Buller, Abigail Buller, Angelina Buller, Wyatt Buller, Blakely Buller, Braxton Buller, and Kinley Buller.

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