Obituaries

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Cruz Pruitt

Cruz Teresa Pruitt, 81, of Pearsall, died on February 4, 2019 at her home. She was born on December 19, 1937 in Pearsall to Patricio Bernal and Cruz Rodriguez Bernal.

She is preceded in death by her son, Alfredo “Chico” Pruitt; parents; brother, Rolando Bernal; grandchildren, Bianca Pruitt, Anthony Maldonado and Christopher Gonzales.

She is survived by her husband, Alfredo Pruitt; children, Leticia Rios and Blackie Elizondo, Dalia Hinojosa and Baldemar, Yolanda Perez and Eduardo, Thelma Pruitt, David Pruitt and Jose Araujo, Veronica King and Maury and Rebecca De Leon and Albert Sr.; brothers and sisters, Elida Carrizales, Esaura Sanchez, Victor Bernal, Guadalupe Lezak, Patricio Bernal, Odelia Villarreal and Rosario Reyna; five generations of grandchildren; along with numerouse nieces and nephews.

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Feb

Juan Siller

Juan Morales Siller, age 82, of Pearsall, died Sunday, February 10, 2019.

He was born in Pearsall on March 13, 1936, to Jose C. and Josefa (Morales) Siller.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jose M. Siller Jr. and Ruben M. Siller.

He is survived by his brothers, Filiberto M. Siller of San Antonio, Abel M. Siller of Cotulla, Mario M. Siller, Santiago M. Siller, both of Pearsall; sisters, Herminia Siller of Pearsall, Carolina Siller Carter, Maria Siller, both of New Braunfels, Esperanza Siller-Kavanagh of Littleton, Colorado; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Wednesday, February 13, 2019, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the rosary recited at 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, February 14, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall with interment to follow in the Catholic East Cemetery.

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14
Feb

Martin Gonzales

Martin V. Gonzales, 61, of Pearsall, died on February 3, 2019. He was born on July 17, 1957 in Ozona, Texas to Juan Victor Gonzales and Viviana Viesca Gonzales.

He is preceded in death by his father and brother in law, Arnulfo Patino

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Alcoser Gonzales; children, Martin Gonzales Jr. and wife, Lupe, Roxanna Vela and husband, Justin, Marie Gutierrez and husband, Jesse Joe and Michelle Banda and husband, Adolfo; mother, Viviana Gonzales; brothers and sisters, Juan Victor Gonzales Jr, Belinda Patino, Rosa Longoria and husband, Rudy, Florinda Reyna and husband, David, Roman Gonzales and Viviana “Maya” Gonzales, all of Pearsall; 12 grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers included, Joe Gonzales, Jesse Joe Gutierrez, Adolfo “Chicky” Banda, Justin Vela, Johnny Gonzales, Roman Gonzales, David Reyna and Tony Banda.

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14
Feb

Celia Carrizales

Celia Carrizales, 85, of Pearsall, died on February 4, 2019. She was born on April 10, 1933 in Peasall, to Pablo Carrizales and Eziquia Saldana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Ray Luna; siblings, Nestora Garcia, Domingo Carrizalez, Micuela Esquivel, Tiburcio Carrizalez, Cruz Hernandez, Blasa Gonzales and Dominga Vinton.

She is survived by her children, Yomieda Rodriguez and Jimmy, Viola Gonzales and Antonio, Maria Ariza and Agustin, Edward Carrizales and Rosie, all of Pearsall; siblings, Josepha Martinez, Pabla Guajardo, and Gregorio Carrizales; 23 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; numerous great- great grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 5, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, February 6, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Frio County Cemetery.

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07
Feb

Francis Moczygemba

Francis H. “Country” Moczygemba, age 71 of Pearsall, died Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born in Floresville on April 20, 1947, to Ben L. Moczygemba and Martha Sekula.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Gervase Moczygemba, Clyde Moczygemba and Albert D. Moczygemba.

Country is survived by his son, Kevin A. Moczygemba of San Antonio; daughters, Kristin Moczygemba of San Antonio, Amy Marie Moczygemba of San Francisco, California; brothers, Arthur Moczygemba of San Antonio and Leroy Moczygemba of Natalia; grandchildren, Ben and Jake Moczygemba.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 6, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 7, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with interment to follow at 2 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

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07
Feb

Uvaldo Garcia

Uvaldo C. Garcia passed away on January 10, 2019 at the age of 89. He was born on April 12, 1929 to Mateo and Enemencia Garcia.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Pedro Garcia, Mateo Garcia, Victor Garcia, Ismael Garcia, Esuardo Garcia and Navidad Castillo.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elida G. Garcia; children, Uvaldo (Maria Elena) Garcia Jr., Mario (Josefina) Garcia, Yolanda (Rodolfo) Cabrera, Antonio Garcia, Rosie G. (Armando) Martinez, Nora Garcia, Noe (Matilda) Garcia and Abel Garcia; sister, Zulema Garcia; 34 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 15, at Peters Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, January, 16, at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Cotulla East Cemetery.

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07
Feb

Rosa Farias

Rosa Minerva Farias died on January 10, 2019 at the age of 85. She was born on July 3, 1933 to Manuel and Elvira Farias.

She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Ercilia Canela, Maria Luisa Adams and Ramiro Farias.

She is survived by her siblings, Emma (Filiberto†) Ruiz, Manuel C. (Norma) Farias, Eluterio (Rose) Farias, Juan (Consuelo) Farias and Jesus (Estela) Farias; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation was held on Monday, January 14, at Peters Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on January, 15, at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Cotulla East Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla. www.peters-fh.com

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31
Jan

Enuelia Ortiz

Enuelia M. Ortiz, 77 of Pearsall, died away Sunday, January 27, 2019, in San Antonio.

She was born in Pearsall on August 19, 1941, to Reyes and Guadalupe (Garza) Martinez and is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Arnaldo Martinez; sisters, Guadalupe M. Sanchez, Minerva Rodriguez and Flora Ramos.

She is survived by her husband, Santos Ortiz of Pearsall; son, Orlando Ortiz of San Antonio; daughters, Norma Lisa Ortiz and Melissa Ortiz Jasso, both of Pearsall; brother, Reyes Martinez Jr. of Vernon; sisters, Belda Linda Nau of Forney, Nelia Olvera of Abilene, Martha A. Valverde of Waco, Marie Burson of Winters, Briselda Waldrum of Abilene and her six grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Escobar, Sean Matthew Ortiz, Zachary Taylor Ortiz, Alyssa Makayla Jasso, Jo Anthony Jasso and Savannah Riann Jasso.

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Jan

Eva Moreno

Eva Moreno, 97 of Dilley, died on January 22, 2019 at her home.

She was born on September 20, 1921 in Divot to Adan Fonseca and Seferina Collazo Fonseca.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Claudio Moreno; son, Jose Luis Moreno, parents and numerous brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Claudio Moreno and wife Jo Ann of Colorado and Mariola Martinez of Dilley; brothers, Abraham Fonseca of Dilley and Joe Fonseca of San Antonio. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Claudio Moreno III, Veronica Cantu, Joseph Cantu, Moses Cantu and Claudia Cantu; 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Friday, January 25, at Belen Baptist Church in Dilley from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 26, at Belen Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Dilley Cemetery.

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31
Jan

Joe Ed Harris

Joe Ed Harris, 86 of Pearsall, died at his home on Friday, January 25, 2019. He was born on August 15, 1932 in Pearsall to Finis and Charline (Satterwhite) Harris. He is preceded in death by his parents. He survived by his wife, Nancy of Pearsall; son, Ronald Turner Harris and wife, Amanda their children Michael, Blake and Katherine (Kate) of Tyler and son, Richard Joseph Harris and wife, Lisa and daughter Kelly of Pipe Creek and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 1, at First United Methodist Church in Pearsall. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pearsall.

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