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Wednesday, November 22, 2000


 

   Mary E. Allen
   Mary Elizabeth Allen, a structure mechanic for the Navy, died Nov. 18, 2000. She was 36.
   Survivors include her husband, Michael; a daughter, Marissa T. Allen of Corpus Christi; her parents, Juan Cisneros of Los Angeles and Gloria Cantu of Houston; two sisters, Lani Cocoom of Houston and Gina Kane of Los Angeles; and a brother, Oscar Cisneros of Houston.
   Funeral Mass will be at noon Nov. 22 at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church in Houston. Burial will be in Houston National Cemetery.
   Seaside Funeral Home
  
   Carolina G. Benavidez
   ROBSTOWN - Carolina Garza Benavidez died Nov. 21, 2000. She was 70.
   Survivors include two daughters, Mary Carmona and Carmen Benavidez, both of Robstown; three sisters, Lucia Garza of Houston and Manuela Garza and Minerva Perez, both of Robstown; and seven grandchildren.
   Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
   Ramon Funeral Home
  
   Andres M. Bernal
   Andres Manuel Bernal, the infant son of Manuel Bernal and Catherine Molina, died Nov. 19, 2000.
   Other survivors include grandparents, Primitego Molina of Austin and Sylvia Hernandez and Jaime Bernal Sr., both of Corpus Christi; and great-grandparents, Elia Martinez, Ofelia Chavez and Victor Hernandez, all of Corpus Christi.
   Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 22 at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens.
   Corpus Christi Funeral Home
  
   Matilde M. Cisneros
   Matilde Medina Cisneros died Nov. 19, 2000. She was 94.
   Survivors include her husband, Felix; three daughters, Elsa Brown of Robstown, Olga Hankins of Garland and Irma Cook of Grapevine; two sons, Raul Cisneros of Corpus Christi and Hector Cisneros of Vance, Ala.; and 23 grandchildren.
   Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.
   Seaside Funeral Home
  
   Joe Dickerson
   MATHIS - Joe Dickerson, a retired owner of Dickerson Insurance Agency, a former cotton and real estate broker, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, died Nov. 19, 2000. He was 76.
   Survivors include a son, Bert Dickerson of Andrews; a brother, Jack Dickerson of Houston; and three grandchildren.
   Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in Cenizo Hill Cemetery.
   Dobie Funeral Home
  
   Harvey O. Eichler
   ROCKPORT - Harvey Oscar Eichler, a former President of Sons of Hermann Lodge, active in the Sons of Hermann bowling team, an organizer of Houston Sons of Hermann Bowling League, a member of the Turn Verin Association and an inductee of the South Central Baseball Hall of Fame, died Nov. 20, 2000. He was 82.
   Survivors include his wife, Gladys.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at Memorial Oaks Mausoleum Chapel.
   Charlie Marshall Funeral Home
  
   Ida L. Fullen
   ALICE - Ida Lee Fullen, a retired businesswoman, a co-founder of Fulco Enterprises Inc., a member of First Baptist Church and a member of Eastern Star Alice Chapter, died Nov. 20, 2000. She was 82.
   Survivors include a son, Stan Fullen of Alice; two sisters, Willie Harbin of Conroe and Mildred Foss of Victoria; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 24 at Holmgreen Mortuary. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
  
   Domingo Garza
   ROBSTOWN - Domingo Garza, a member of the Club Padre de Familia and Sociedad Cuauhtemoc, died Nov. 19, 2000. He was 82.
   Survivors include his wife, Margarita; five sons, Enrique Trevino Sr. of Alice, Ray Luis Garza Sr. and Domingo Garza Jr., both of Robstown, Jose Garza of Banquete and Eddie Garza of Arlington; three daughters, Gloria Gutierrez of Arlington, Pura Gonzalez of Robstown and Rosa Gonzalez of Banquete; a sister, Maria Vasquez of La Mesa; 26 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
   Rites of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park.
   Robstown Memorial Funeral Home
  
   Zapopam Gill
   FREER - Zapopam Gill, a retired licensed vocational nurse for Memorial Medical Center, died Nov. 21, 2000. She was 81.
   Survivors include her husband, Cipriano; two sons, Estanislao Gill of Aransas Pass and Eugene Gill of Corpus Christi; four daughters, Irene Garcia of Corpus Christi, Christina Reyes of Sugar Land and Elizabeth Bitoni Jr. and Angel Perez, both of Freer; three brothers, Joe and Luis Castillo, both of Aransas Pass and Raymond Castillo of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Alicia Villarreal of Munchinson and Florence Hinojosa of Corpus Christi; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
   Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Garza Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 24 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Hahl Memorial Cemetery.
  
   Julio G. Hernandez
   ROCKPORT - Julio G. Hernandez, a former employee of Aransas County, died Nov. 21, 2000. He was 61.
   Survivors include his wife, Stella; two stepsons, Mark Peres of Rockport and Anthony Peres of Corpus Christi; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Barrera of San Antonio; a brother, Eulilo Hernandez Jr. of Donna; four sisters, Elida Goens of Decatur, Mich., Lydia Garza of San Juan, Mary Dones of Delray Beach, Fla. and Benita Martinez of Immokalee, Fla.; nine step grandchildren; and nine step great-grandchildren.
   Services will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home. Burial is private.
  
   Claude W. Hunter
   KINGSVILLE - Claude William "C.W." Hunter, a retired Missouri Pacific Railroad employee, a World War II Army veteran and Steward of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, died Nov. 17, 2000. He was 79.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary; three daughters, Claudiette Hunter of California, Denise D. Thomas of Bishop and Patricia Ann Penelton of St. Louis, Mo.; five sons, Henry Thomas of California, Eddie Weldon and Wardell Cornell, both of San Antonio, Ronald Lewis Cornell of Kansas City, Kan. and Anthony Cornell of Kingsville; and two sisters, Gloria Wells of Houston and Lola Jean Garner of Missouri City.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church. Burial will be in Chamberlain Cemetery.
   Turcotte-Piper Mortuary
  
   Mavis Keddrell
   Mavis "Arlene" Keddrell died Nov. 20, 2000. She was 72.
   Survivors include three sons, Daniel Keddrell of Corpus Christi, Rodney Keddrell of Tulsa, Okla. and Jeffrey Keddrell of Charleston, W. Va.; two daughters, Linda Smith of Seth, W. Va. and Deborah Keddrell of Stamford, Conn.; two stepsons, James Keddrell of Skowhegan, Maine and Philip Keddrell of Bloomingburg, N.Y.; two sisters, Verna Cunningham of Gilford, Conn. and Winnie Fanjoy of Dexter, Maine; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
   Services are pending.
   Flour Bluff-Padre Isles Funeral Home
  
   Leona J. Kirksey
   CARROLLTON - Leona Jeanette Kirksey, a bus monitor for Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District, died Nov. 19, 2000. She was 64.
   Survivors include six daughters, Charlene Miller of Bastrop, Debbie Marchant of St. Louis, Mo., Colette Ogden of Carrollton, Shelley Hodges of Antwerp, Ohio., Leona Niese of Defiance, Ohio. and Lisa Bruha of Waseca, Minn.; her father, Leon Kirksey of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Doris Bridwell and Nathalie Lemley, both of Corpus Christi; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
   Sawyer-George Funeral Home
  
   Lloyd C. Mead
   WEESATCHE - Lloyd C. Mead, a former maintenance supervisor for Texaco Inc., a World War II Marine Corps veteran, a charter member of the Zapata Masonic Lodge, and a Baptist, died Nov. 19, 2000. He was 75.
   Survivors include his wife, Joy; two sons, Jerry and Robert Mead, both of Goliad; two sisters, Mary Horsbourgh of Mesa, Ariz. and Buelah Llewellyn of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at First Baptist Church, Goliad. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery.
   Colonial Funeral Home, Goliad
  
   Henry Morgan
   ALICE - Henry Morgan, an oilfield worker for Grey Wolf Drilling Company, died Nov. 19, 2000. He was 48.
   Survivors include his father, John Morgan of Orange Grove; four brothers, John Morgan Jr. of Richmond, James Morgan of Laredo and Walter and Peter Morgan, both of Corpus Christi; and four sisters, Nancy Rojas and Cynthia Guerrero, both of Wylie, Clara Morgan of Roland, Okla. and Sonia Howard of Tucson, Ariz.
   Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home, San Diego. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church. Burial will be in Piedritas Cemetery, Freer.
  
   Vicky H. Murphy
   KINGSVILLE - Vicky Hampton Murphy died Nov. 21, 2000. She was 54.
   Survivors include her husband, Robert; two daughters, Debra Murphy of Kingsville and Tiffany Murphy Howard of Lubbock; two sons, Robert R. Murphy II and Vincent Murphy, both of Kingsville; her mother, Vera H. Gafford of Kingsville; a sister, Suzette White of Kingsville; and one grandchild.
   Services will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Church of the Epiphany. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
   Turcotte-Piper Mortuary
  
   Nora S. Rathke
   Nora S. Rathke, a charter member of First Lutheran Church, died Nov. 18, 2000. She was 89.
   Survivors include a son, Marvin R. Rathke of Tomball; three sisters, Elma Renken of Corpus Christi, Leona Haverlah of Orange Grove and Nelda Powell of Victoria; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
   Services will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 22 at Seaside Memorial Park.
   Seaside Funeral Home
  
   Hollis F. Riley
   ALICE - Hollis Francis Riley, a World War II Navy veteran, a retired employee of H.S. Shanks & Sons, a member of the Alice VFW Post #8621, and a Methodist, died Nov. 19, 2000. He was 81.
   Survivors include his wife, Melba; three daughters, Linda Smart of Alice, Judy Tait of Pernitas Point and Holly Gresham of Boerne; three sisters, Adelee Golie of Jewett, Diana Ragsdale of Eldorado and Mary Kitchens of Lake Livingston; five brothers, Olan Riley of Alice, John Riley of Leesville, La., Robert Riley of San Marcos, Raymond Riley of Eldorado and Russell Riley of Premont; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at Holmgreen Mortuary. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
  
   Beatrice Ruiz
   SINTON - Beatrice Ruiz, a housekeeper for Beehive Day Care, , died Nov. 19, 2000. She was 52.
   Survivors include two brothers, Rene and Joey Ruiz, both of Sinton; and four sisters, Esperanza and Elodia Ruiz, Consuelo Zapata and Diana Godines, all of Sinton.
   A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Eternal Rest Cemetery.
  
   Filiberto G. Saenz
   ALICE - Filiberto G. Saenz, a retired employee for Central Power and Light, died Nov. 20, 2000. He was 90.
   Survivors include two sons, Jose Hector Saenz and Javier Saenz, both of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Elvira Longoria and Mary Helen Araujo, both of Alice; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
   Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in San Jose Cemetery.
  
   Severo G. Salinas Jr.
   MATHIS - Severo G. Salinas Jr., a retired welder, plumber, electrician and carpenter, died Nov 20, 2000. He was 64.
   Survivors include his wife, Maria; three daughters, Sylvia Seiwert of Georgetown and Imelda Martinez and Crisselda Robles, both of Mathis; five sons, Rene Salinas of Point Comfort, Javier and Richard Salinas, both of Mathis and Hector and Alberto Salinas, both of Beeville; six sisters, Virginia Reyna of Alice, Ofelia Cortez of Hitchcock, Carolina Moreno, Amelia Gonzalez and Ninfa Dominguez, all of Mathis and Margarita Aguliar of Austin; eight brothers, Emilio, Guadalupe and Felipe Salinas, all of Mathis, Trinidad Salinas of Alice, Santos Salinas of Burnett, David Salinas of Beeville and Arnulfo and Jesse Salinas, both of Fort Worth; and 12 grandchildren.
   Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at Dobie Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Descanso Eterno II Cemetery.
  
   Ramiro Sandoval III
   THREE RIVERS - Ramiro Sandoval III, infant son of Ramiro Sandoval Jr. of Mathis and Veronica Marie Cruz of George West, died Nov. 20, 2000.
   Other survivors include grandparents, Dominga and Ramiro Sandoval Sr., both of Mathis, Mary Lou Linares of Three Rivers and Raul Cruz of Beeville.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at Three Rivers Cemetery.
   Galloway and Sons Funeral Home
  
   Walter Seim
   LUBBOCK - Walter Seim, a Corpus Christi native, Korean War and Air Force veteran, a member of the Air Force shooting team, an employee of Woody Tire Company, a member of the Confederate Air Force, a member of the Silhouettes Shooting Club and the Combat Pistol Shooting Club, died Nov. 19, 2000. He was 69.
   Survivors include his wife, Eva; four children, Frank, Doug, Sheila and Jo; his mother, Grace Seim of Lubbock; a brother, David Seim of Lubbock; and a sister, Darlene Weaver of Ransom Canyon.
   Services are pending.
   Resthaven Funeral Home
  
  

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