June 15, 1934 - Aug. 18, 2006
ENNIS - Mass of Christian Burial services for Roberto Fira, 72 of Ennis, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 in St. John Catholic Church.
Born June 15, 1934 in Sinton, the son of Frank and Angelita Fira, he passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 in the Ennis Care Center.
Preceded in death by his parents; two sons Jesse and David Fira; brothers Roy, Pete and Frank Fira and sister Josephine Sauceda; he is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Diana Foust and her husband Charles of Ennis; sons Alfred Fira of Ennis and Jerry Fira and his wife Yolanda of Beeville; grandchildren David, Timothy, Jonathon, Anthony and Andrew Foust, Adam, Kimberly, Angela, Robert, Eric, Jerry Jr. and Jerica Fira; brothers Mario and Ben Fira; and sisters Sue Fira, Carolyn Gonzales, Betty Uresti, Yolanda Gonzales and Lucy Moreno.
Interment followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.
July 27, 1941 - Aug. 16, 2006
RED OAK - Graveside services for Yoli Phare, 65 of Red Oak, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with Jasper Weaver officiating.
Born July 27, 1941 in Laredo, the daughter of Raul and An-ita (Martinez) Rodriguez, she passed away Wedn-esday, Aug. 16, 2006 at the Baylor Medical Cen-ter in Waxah-achie.
Preceded in death by her father; sister Sonia Douthitt and her husband Lee Walter Phare in 2001; she is survived by her children, Patti Phare-Camp and her husband Jeff of Sacramento, Calif., Michael Phare of Pennsacola, Fla. and Nora Phare of Red Oak; her mother Anita Rodriguez of Laredo; two grandsons Sgt. Christopher Phare of Killeen and Michael Wayne Phare, Jr.; two great-grandchildren Austin and Gabriel; and brothers and sisters Norma Adamo, Mary Mireles, Thelma Luhrsen, Victor Rodriguez and Javier Rodriguez.
Julia Frances Wood
Nov. 16, 1919 – Feb. 17, 2001
LAGUNA PARK – Funeral services for Julia Frances Wood, 81 of Laguna Park, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 in the Our Lady of the Lake Episcopal Church in Laguna Park with Father Steve Hart officiating.
Born on Nov. 16, 1919 in Hearne, the daughter of W.D. and Fanny Wilkerson Blackstone, she passed away Feb. 17, 2001 at the Goodall-Witcher Hospital in Clifton.
She is survived by her husband John of Laguna Park; son and his wife Chris and Betty Wood of Cedar Creek; and five grandchildren Amber, Devin, Alyssa, Cara and Collin.
Interment followed in the Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis.
Col. Doyle Truitt Davis
1917 – Feb. 12, 2001
BRISTOL – Military memorial services for Col. Doyle Truitt Davis were held in San Diego in the El Camino Memorial Park.
Born in 1917 in Bristol, the son of Andrew J. and Tina Truitt Davis, he passed away Feb. 12, 2001 in San Diego, Calif.
He is survived by his wife Nell Roberts Davis formerly of Corsicana; two daughters Drs. Linda Caren and Marcia Johnston; five grandchildren and sister Drewise Davis of Dallas.
Mary B. Maliska Divin
Aug. 3, 1907 – Feb. 16, 2001
ENNIS – Mass of Christian Burial services for Mary B. Maliska Divin, 93 of Ennis, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 in St. Johns Catholic Church with Rev. Fred Caldwell celebrant.
Born on Aug. 3, 1907 in Ennis, the daughter of John and Francis Valek Miklis, she passed away Feb. 16, 2001 at the IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis.
Preceded in death by her husband Louis Divin, and three brothers Anton, Thomas and Frank Miklis; she is survived by her son and his wife Louis H. and Elsie Maliska of Ennis; daughter and husband Marie and Wayland Dewbre of Ennis; two brothers Joe Miklis and Johnny Miklis both of Kaufman; five sisters Francis Havlik, Agnes Trojacek, Millie Slovacek, Louise Marek and Hattie DeFleming all of Kaufman; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kevin Dewbre, John Smith, Matthew Dewbre, Chris Tibbs, Monte Maliska and Jay Maliska.
Interment followed in the St. Josephs Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis.
Albert Andrew Garza Jr.
March 1, 1946 – Feb. 20, 2001
WACO – Graveside services for Albert Andrew Garza Jr., 54 of Waco, were held at 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 in the St. Joseph Cemetery with Rev. Victor Ramirez and Rev. Julio Duenas.
Born on March 1, 1946 in Ennis, the son of Alberto and Pauline Andrew Garza, he passed away Feb. 20, 2001 at Providence Health Center in Waco.
Preceded in death by his parents, sister Rosa Zapata and brothers Joe Garza, John Garza and Rudy Garza; he is survived by his wife Benita P. Garza of Waco; daughters Sarah Garza of Fedrick, Okla. and Mary Helen Garza of Fedrick; sisters Margaret Diaz of Dallas, Gloria Diaz of Ferris and Mary Frances Garza of Dallas; brothers Jessie Garza of Fedrick, Okla. and Louis Garza of Corsicana; half brother Jessie Garza of Waco; step-daughters Becky Lopez of Waco, Melinda Ramos of Waco and Paula Arevalo of San Antonio.
Pallbearers were Alvin Molina, Johnny Joe Molina, Urban Molina, Albert Molina, Rudy Molina and Larry Diaz.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Green Funeral Home in Ferris.
Robbie R. Green
Nov. 22, 1977 – Feb. 19, 2001
BARDWELL – Funeral services for Robbie R. Green, 23 of Bardwell, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 in the Keever Chapel with Charles Hodge officiating.
Born on Nov. 22, 1977 in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Michael D. and Carma L. Harris Green, he passed away Feb. 19, 2001 at his home.
Preceded in death by his father in 1985; he is survived by his mother and her husband Carma and Jim Sullivan of Bardwell; two brothers Richard and wife Heather Green and Ryan Green all of Bardwell; sister Kristin Green of Dallas; grandparents Lynn and Annie Harris of Ennis and Roberta Green of Macedonia, Iowa; and nephews Michael and Scott Green.
Pallbearers were Russell W. Trojacek, Zack Brittain, Jimmy Winfrey, Buddy Lee Hill, Jason Alsup, Chris Ludwig and D.R. Harris.
Interment followed in the Elm Branch Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis.