Obituaries

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23
Aug

Willaim Gierisch

William (Bill) Henry Gierisch, died on August 19, 2018, at the age of 93. He was born on June 4, 1925 to Edmund and Elsie Schneider Gierisch. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy Gerald Gierisch; daughter, Phyllis Ann Gierisch; brothers, Edmund Jr. and Ernest Gierisch; sisters, Willie Mae Benson, Mary Beam, Dorothy Lyons, and Emma Burch. He is survived by Nita R. Gierisch; children, William Henry Jr., Danny (Barbara), Mike (Mary Lou), Frederick (Erika), Billy David and Jo Anna Lee Gierisch; brothers, Johnny, Carl and Dorman Gierisch; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 25, at Peters Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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23
Aug

Esperanza Cortez

Esperanza Valdez Cortez, of Pearsall, died Tuesday August 7, 2018 in Pearsall, at the age of 70.Esperanza was born July 4, 1948 in Pearsall to Nicolas and Josefa (Martinez) Valdez. She is preceded in death by her brother, Nicolas Valdez, Jr.; sister, Dolores V. Gonzalez; nephews, David Valdez and Eric Valdez, and parents. She is survived by her husband, Jose M. Cortez; sons, Carlos Cortez, John Paul Cortez; daughters, Marisol Cortez, Cindy Cortez, Alexandra Fischer; brother, Armando and wife, Ana Valdez; grandchildren, Ariel and Amanda Vasquez, Carlos Vinton Jr., Krystal Ortegon, Adolph Benjamin Palacios, Kimberly and Sebastian Cortez; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Rylan and Geanna Cortez. Visitation was held Saturday August 11 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Pearsall. Rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall, with funeral mass following. Services were conclude at the church.

Thu
23
Aug

Henry Carroll

Henry E. “Hank” Carroll, age 61, died suddenly on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Dilley, on November 12, 1956 to William E. and Shirley Folsom Carroll. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Shirley Carroll of Pearsall; grandparents, Ellis and Ruby Carroll of Pearsall and I.H. and Patti McAfee of Ganado, Texas. Hank is survived by his sister, Julie Braden and husband, John of Yoakum and brother, Val Carroll and wife, Crystal of San Antonio, Texas; nephews, Joel Braden, Jordan Braden, Jace Braden and wife, Laura, and Jesse Braden; niece, Jenna Carson and husband, Tanner; great-nephews, Tannon Braden and Talon Carson; great-nieces, Ryann Braden and Kylie Carson; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. Hank graduated from Pearsall High School in 1975, attended and played baseball for Texas Lutheran College graduating in 1980.

Thu
23
Aug

Hanley Burris

Hanley Glenn Burris, died Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Jourdanton. He was born July 9, 1949 to John H. and Thelma (Ratcliff) Burris in Pearsall. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and John Burris, and brother, Harold Burris. Hanley is survived by his wife Linda L. Burris of Jourdanton; daughter, Shari Burris Taake and husband, Warren of Bellville; son, Brant Burris and wife, Polly of San Antonio; grandchildren, Hannah, Nathan and Jonah Taake, and Jeff and Ty Burris; brother, Jerry Burris, and sisters, Linda Royal, Kathy Stone and Gail Stewart. Hanley graduated from Pearsall High School in 1967. He played basketball at SAC and attended both Southwest Texas State University and the University of Texas.

Thu
23
Aug

Luis Aguilar

Luis Aguilar, died on August 16, 2018 at the age of 68. He was born on July 10, 1950 to Juan and Genoveva Aguilar. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Armando Aguilar. Luis is survived by his brothers, Raul Aguilar, Jose (Mary Jane) Aguilar, Alberto (Julia) Aguilar, Rodolfo Aguilar; sisters, Angelita Aguilar and Oralia Aguilar; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 21 at Peters Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, August 22 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home of Cotulla.

Thu
16
Aug

Augustina M. Becerra

Augustina M. Becerra, of Pearsall, died Saturday August 11, 2018 in Pearsall, at the age of 95. Augustina was born March 14, 1923 in Pearsall, to Macario and Luisa (Salinas) Moreno. She is preceded in death by her husband Manuel Becerra ; parents; and her siblings. She is survived by her children, Maria Reza, Rosa and husband Mario Vasquez, Jovita Ramirez, Jacob and wife Simona Moreno; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday August 14, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Pearsall with rosary recited at 7 p.m.. Funeral mass was held Wednesday August 15, at noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pearsall, with interment following in Frio County Cemetery in Pearsall. Arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.

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16
Aug

Anita Ramirez Canalez

Anita Ramirez Canalez, 88, of Dilley, died on August 9, 2018 in Pearsall. She was born on August 9, 1930 in Dilley to Alberto Ramirez and Jesusita S. Ramirez. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aldolfo Canalez; parents and brothers, Ramiro Ramirez and Rafael Ramirez. She is survived by her son Juan Ramirez of Dilley; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Friday, August 10, at Trevino Royal Oaks in Pearsall from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, August 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 10 a.m. Services concluded at the church. Arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels www.trevinoroyaloaks.com

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16
Aug

Onesimo C. Flores

Onesimo C. Flores, 93, of Dilley, died on August 5, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on February 16, 1925 in San Marcos, to Genaro and Catarina Cuevas Flores. He is proceeded in death by his wife Francisca V. Flores; parents; and brothers, Margarito and Eligio Flores. He is survived by his children, Florinda Flores, Eddie Flores and wife Marlene and Gilberto Ramon Flores and wife Susie; sister, Esperanza Rosales and husband Antonio, Lencha Martinez and Estela Martinez; along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 8, at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel in Pearsall from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Graveside service was held on Thursday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Dilley Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels www.trevinoroyaloaks.com

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16
Aug

Santos Roberto Garcia

Santos Roberto Garcia, 86, of San Antonio, originally of Millett, died on August 5, 2018. He was born on April 20, 1932 in Millett to Jose Garcia and Margarita Alejandro Garcia. He is preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Garcia; son, Jose Luis Garcia and parents. He is survived by his children, Santos Roberto Garcia Jr. and wife, Mary Ann, Evangelina Bonilla and husband, Rojelio, Ricardo Cornelio Garcia and wife, Rosalva, Anna Maria Gonzalez, Adelina Martin and husband, Ronnie, Leticia Dominguez and Monica Garcia, all of San Antonio; brother, Sabino Garcia and sister, Olga Ramirez; along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private services were held at the Millett Cemetery. Anyone wishing to leave condolences may do so on the website. Arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels www.trevinoroyaloaks.com

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16
Aug

Maria Elena Hernandez

Maria Elena Hernandez, 65, of Pearsall, died on August 12, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born on August 3, 1953 to Ramon Selvera and Maria Correa. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Hernandez,; daughter, Hilda Gonzalez; son, Alfonso Correa; parents; sister, Irma Garza and granddaughter, Leticia Barron. She is survived by her children, Angelica Hernandez and Alan Espinoza, Pedro Hernandez, Paloma Hernandez and Ruben Peralta, Alberto Hernandez and Isabel Hernandez Ariza and husband, Tito; grandchildren Ashley, Mark, Mike, Marcel, Rigo, Estefania, Julie, Christopher, Deion, Bridgett, Isabella, Albert Jr., Isidro, Valerie, Carla, Estevan, Yayir, Natalie, Teresa, Melanie and Cassandra; siblings, Ramon Selvera and wife, Ofelia, Rosabelia Coronado and husband, Daniel, Jose Antonio Selvera and wife, Lydia, Sylvia Gonzales and husband, Toby, Hector Garza, Elsa Martinez and husband, Lupe; along with numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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