Obituaries

Thu
08
Nov

Maria C. Carrizales

Maria C. Carrizales, age 86, of Pearsall, died Thursday, October 25, 2018, in San Antonio. She was born in Frio County on May 6, 1932, to Jesus and Leonor (Huerta) Chavira. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Manuel G. Carrizales, Jr. and her son, Manuel Carrizales III. Maria is survived by her son, Enrique Carrizales of Garland; daughters, Gilda Valdez of Pearsall, Edna Carrizales of San Antonio; brother, Jose Chavira of Minneapolis, Minnesota; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, November 9, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Maria’s Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with interment to follow in the Frio County Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home of Pearsall.

Thu
08
Nov

Julius Joseph “Chubby” Petrash

Julius Joseph “Chubby” Petrash, of Lytle, died peacefully at Lytle Nursing Home Friday, November 2, 2018, at the age of 94. Julius was born March 7, 1924 in Weimer, Texas to Henry and Annie (Sustr) Petrash Sr. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Ruby “Jean” Petrash (Love); brothers Pete Petrash and wife Louise, Johnny Petrash and wife Mary Frances, Felix Petrash and wife Annie, Henry Petrash Jr. and wife Georgia, and sisters Margaret Bohac and her husband Frank, Irene Klare and her husband Louis, and Anita Frietsch and her husband Werner, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Thu
08
Nov

Michael “Mike” Spurlock

Michael Andrew “Mike” Spurlock, age 59, of Dilley, died Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in San Antonio. He was born in Dallas on December 31, 1958, to James and Elizabeth (Leal) Spurlock. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Spurlock and his brother, Bill Spurlock. He is survived by his parents, James and Elizabeth Spurlock of Schertz; sons, William A. Spurlock of San Antonio and Bryan A. Spurlock of Corpus Christi; daughters, Cristi Lynn Flores of San Antonio and Amber Marie Espinoza of Dilley; brother, Jimmy Spurlock of Schertz; sister, Cheryl Spurlock of New Braunfels; his aunt, Josey Leal of Dallas; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Dillard, Breanna Hinojosa, Hayleigh Hinojosa, Aaron Michael Espinoza, Derek Espinoza, Kathryn Espinoza, Efrain Espinoza Jr., Michael Frank Spurlock and Tessa Loralai Spurlock and his great-grandchildren, Ariana Dillard and Jace Dillard. Visitation was held Sunday, October 21, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2 to 9 p.m.

Thu
08
Nov

Camilla Ruth Birkhead Wallace

Camilla Ruth Birkhead Wallace of Moore, died on November 5, 2018. She was born in Big Spring, on January 23, 1934, to Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Birkhead Sr. of Coahoma, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband James Lawrence Wallace Jr. She is survived by her brother, E.P. Birkhead, Jr. and his wife Reta of Midland; son, Graves Rankin Wallace of Moore; daughter, Christy Wallace Chisum and husband Roy W. Chisum of Jayton, Texas; grandchildren, Colter Gene Mize, Graves Sharber Wallace, Taylor Justin Tate, Ashley Kerr, Caleb Chisum, Kayla Chisum, Randi Chisum and Amber Chisum Brightwell; nephews, James and Weston Birkhead along with many cousins and friends. She was a teacher at Pearsall ISD in the last years of her career that spanned over 47 years. She taught many different ages from 3rd grade up through high school to finally diagnostician in Pearsall for 15 years. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thu
01
Nov

Roberto Ayala

Roberto H. Ayala died on October 30, 2018, at the age of 74. He was born on January 19, 1944 to Enrique and Rosa Ayala. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Josefa A. Sanchez. He is survived by his wife, Dora Ayala; children, Dolores Ayala, Dahlia Ayala, Roberto (Melanie Maree) Ayala Jr. and Luis Antonio (Stacy Ann) Ayala; grandchildren, Dora Nicole Ayala, Roberto Ayala III, Luis Antonio Jr. and Selissa Ann Ayala; siblings, Estella A. (Roberto†) Ruiz, Enrique (Oralia†) Ayala, Elvira A. (Angel) Velasquez, Elida (Luis) Linares, Adan (Sylvia) Ayala, Juanita (Joe) Lozano, Yolanda (Roberto) Sanchez and Raul (Elsa) Ayala; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was an avid farmer who grew watermelon and raised Brahman cattle. His hobbies included collecting antique coins, arrow heads and building antique wagons.

Thu
01
Nov

Walter Proctor

Walter Wain Proctor, age 68, of Dilley, died Sunday, October 28, 2018, in Dilley. He was born in Pearsall on May 8, 1950, to Everett Wayne and Mildred (Long) Proctor. He is preceded in death by his father, Everett Wayne Proctor; brother, Robert Proctor and his sister, Evelyn Jean Proctor. Walter is survived by his mother, Mildred Proctor; sister, Linda Hood of Dilley; along with numerous, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, November 2, at the First Baptist Church in Dilley from 9 a.m. to service time. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in the Dilley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.

Thu
01
Nov

Felicitas Ramirez

Felicitas Ramirez died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the age of 86. She was born on October 16, 1931 to Santos and Guadalupe Martinez. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hipolito Ramirez Sr. She is survived by her sons, Juan Geraldo (Jenny) Ramirez, Eligio (Rosa) Ramirez, Guillermo (Linda) Ramirez, Jesse Ramirez (Abby Tijerina), Rosendo Ramirez and Hipolito Ramirez Jr. (Helda Garza); 26 grandchildren, along with numerous great grandchildren. Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 16, at Peters Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October 16, at 12 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Cotulla East Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla. www.peters-fh.com

Thu
01
Nov

Manuelita Ramon

Manuelita R. Ramon, age 83, of Pearsall, Texas passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018, at her home. She was born in Brownsville, on November 21, 1934, to Manuel Diaz and Benigna (Reyes) Rodriguez. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Juan Ramon and her sister, Modesta R. Salazar. Manuelita is survived by her brother, Ruperto Rodriguez of Houston, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Thursday, October 25, in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, October 26, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall with interment following in the Frio County Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Jesus Balderas, Antonio Yanez, Rene Rodriguez, Victor Elizondo, Sergio Martinez and Rodrigo Rodriguez. Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.

Thu
01
Nov

Alfredo Martinez

Alfredo Flores Martinez Sr., age 78 of Pearsall, died Saturday, October 27, 2018, in San Antonio. He was born in Nueva Rosita, Mexico on February 6, 1940, to Pedro and Maria De Jesus (Flores) Martinez. Alfredo is survived by his wife Esperanza Jasso Martinez of Pearsall; sons, Alfredo J. Martinez Jr. and wife Tara of Pearsall., Pedro J. Martinez and wife Sonia of Pearsall; daughters, San Juanita Alvarez and husband Alfredo of Pearsall, Esperanza M. Cumpian and husband Jason of Pleasanton, Leticia America Robledo and husband Alfredo of Pearsall, Maria De Jesus M. Waldrum of Pearsall, Francisca J. Martinez of Pearsall, Dora Elia Garcia and husband Jose Jr. of Cotulla; sister, Maria M.

Thu
25
Oct

Gumecindo “Gomer” Amaya

Gumesindo J. Amaya, 62 of Pearsall, died on October 16, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 14, 1956 in Winamac, Indiana to Jose Amaya Sr. and Blasa Acosta Amaya. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jay Amaya. He is survived by his wife, Cruz Viesca Amaya of Pearsall; children, Jason Anthony Amaya and wife Loretta of Lytle, Janice Amaya Robledo and Christopher Lee Esparza of Pearsall and Annaliza Amaya Arrellano and Thomas of Pearsall; bothers and sisters, Jose Amaya Jr.

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