Wayne McBeth

Wayne McBeth Wayne McBeth, 66, of Utopia died on May 18, 2019, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Utopia Park. He was born on Aug. 19, 1952, in Uvalde to Dorthy Parks and Arthur Ivy. He later came to live with his grandparents, Mellie and Clyde McBeth, in Utopia, where he graduated […]

CHDI seeks public input on community needs

Community Health Development Inc. is surveying the area to determine priorities for the coming years. The 2019 Community Needs Assessment is available by visiting www.chdi4health.org. CHDI board of directors will utilize information from the survey to develop a strategic plan. Survey takers are asked to list what they believe are the top five health issues that exist in Uvalde, what […]

Library fundraiser underway

El Progresso Memorial Library is selling prize drawing tickets for a chance to win $10,000. This latest fundraiser, themed “Pot of Gold,” aims to raise money for the library’s operating budget. The goal is to sell 400 tickets at $100 each. If all the tickets are sold, after dolling out the winnings, the library would gain $30,000. Library representatives started […]

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Donald C. Welch

Donald C. Welch Donald C. Welch of Knippa, Texas, left this world on July 8, 2019. He was born May 27, 1933, in Marion, Ohio, to Frank McKinley Welch and Frances Helen Rhoads Welch. He graduated from Marion Harding High School in Marion in 1951.  While in high school he worked at Marion Power Shovel as part of a work […]

Correction: William M. Soyars

Correction In the obituaries that were published on Page 7 of Sunday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News, it should have said that William M. Soyars was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Veronica Margaret Elvin Soyars. Her last name was misspelled. The newspaper regrets the error.

William M. Soyars

William M. Soyars William “Bill” Maxwell Soyars passed away on July 2, 2019, at the age of 93 years. He was born April 15, 1926, to Erwin and Bernice Soyars. Bill’s grandfather, Dr. C.E. Evans, was the President of SWT for 32 years – what is now Texas State University. The family moved to Sabinal where Bill excelled in football. […]

Guadalupe L. Mirelez

Guadalupe L. Mirelez Guadalupe L. Mirelez, 75, of Uvalde died on July 7, 2019, in San Antonio. A funeral mass will be held today at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Uvalde Catholic Cemetery. He was born on March 20, 1944, in Uvalde to Otelia (Lombrana) and Julio Mirelez. He married Juanita Jasso on Aug. […]