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Gary Allen Gunckel
Gary Allen Gunckel of Seguin passed away Monday, July 21, 2003, in Seguin at the age of 44. He was born July 18, 1959, in Laredo. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2003, at Goetz Memorial Chapel in Seguin with the Rev. Richard Carse officiating. Burial will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. A finish carpenter by trade, he was a devoted husband, son, father, brother and friend. He loved spending time with his family especially in the outdoors. He loved to fish, bowl and play all kinds of games. He was an avid Spurs fan, attending games with his wife’s family, and enjoyed watching golf on television. He loved his pets, especially the family dog Charlie. Known as a fun-loving man, he will be truly missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Jo Gunckel of Seguin; his father and stepmother, Larry Wayne and Jodi Gunckel of Bulverde; his children, Jennifer Joy and Lane Allen of Corpus Christi and Jessica Rae of Seguin; his brother, Forrest Gunckel and wife Janet of Seguin; his sisters, Cindy Curnel and husband Avery of Seguin and Terry Atkinson and fiance Chris Rasch of Seguin; his stepchildren, Matthew Scott of Panama City, Fla. and Sarah Scott of Seguin; a stepsister, Cathi Barnes and husband David of San Antonio; his grandmother, Helen V. Neumann of San Antonio; his mother-in-law, Georgia Banta of New Braunfels; a sister-in-law, Kathie Ninneman and husband Dennis of New Braunfels; a brother-in-law, Joe Banta and wife Wendy of New Braunfels; seven nephews; six nieces; and a host of other family members and close friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Schultz Gunckel. Pallbearers will be Duane Schultz, Gerald Schultz, Paul Retzloff, Leroy Coufal, Joe Banta and Dennis Ninneman. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Eliseo “Lee” Ybarra
Eliseo “Lee” Ybarra, formerly of Marion, passed away July 24, 2003 at the age of 58. Mr. Ybarra is survived by son, Jason Ybarra; sisters, Florinda Noriega and husband Juan, Linda Rosales and husband Gilbert, Gloria Hernandez and husband Robert, Silvia McLaughin and husband Kevin, Rose Medrano and husband Joe; grandchildren- Christine and Eric Ybarra. Mr. Ybarra was preceded in death by parents- Tomas and Juanita Ybarra; brother Raul Ybarra. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2003 from, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Palmer Mortuary. A funeral mass will be celebrated July 26, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Marion Cemetery, Marion, Texas Arrangements by Palmer Mortuary, (830) 379-9430.

Gavin Leon Miller
Gavin Leon Miller, 92, of Seguin, passed away thursday, July 24, 2003. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements made by Goetz Funeral Home, (830) 379-2313.

Ashley Krystine Barnett
Ashley Krystine Barnett of Seguin, age 17, passed away July 23, 2003. She was born in La Grange on March 31, 1986 to George W. and Linda Harney Barnett. She is survived by her parents; brothers, Billy, Joshua and Dylan Barnett, all of Seguin; grandparents, Pete and Marillyn Harney of Kent, Wa.; Bertha Morris and Jerry Legler of Plum, Texas, Lola Barnett of Nixon and Gerald P. and Doni Barnett of San Antonio; great grandmother, Hazel Brown of Plum; special friend Jeremy Boutwell of Seguin; aunts and uncles Charles and Kathy Weishuhn, Robert and Melissa Moore and Rick and Anita Barnett, all of La Grange, Lisa Plumley of Plum, Edward and Sandra Plumley of Ft. Hood, and Daniel and Rosie Harney of Smithville, Debbie and Morgan Steeken, Beth and Mike Stinnett and Gerald Barnett III, all of Seguin; and numerous cousins and a host of friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. Interment will follow at Stockdale Cemetery with Don Hessong officiating. Visitation will be at Finch Chapel from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, July 26. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-1942 or Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation, 343 W. Houston St., Suite 505, San Antonio, TX 78205

Curtis E. Reidel
Curtis E. Reidel, born August 15, 1916 in Schulenburg, Texas, passed away July 25, 2003. He was preceeded in death by his first wife, Mildred; brother, Robert; and two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patricia (Pat) Reidel; daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Henry Benning; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Nell Duncan;and his two beloved St. Bernard dogs. Curtis was employed in the meat-packing business for most of his adult life, working for Roegelein Provision Co. in San Antonio; Melton Packing in San Antonio; Sam Kane Provision in Corpus Christi as well as a couple of his own packing houses and operated Centeno Meat Commissary in Seguin until his retirement. At Curtis’ request, there will be no memorial service. His ashes will be interred along with his beloved St. Bernard dogs that preceeded him in their resting places at home. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Guadalupe County Human Society, P.O. Box 1593, Seguin TX 78155; or Guadalupe Valley Hospice Service, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, TX 78229. The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the staff at Seguin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the staff at Guadalupe Valley Hospice Service for the loving care the extended to Curtis in his final weeks and to all the wonderful friends for the love and moral support during his illness. Arrangements made by Puente & Sons Funeral Chapel, (210) 533-5300.

Roberto M. “Chile” Herrera Sr.
Roberto M. “Chile” Herrera Sr. of Seguin died Thursday, July 24, 2003 at the age of 50. Mr. Herrera is survived by his wife, Katherine Herrera of Seguin, Texas; daughters, Lisa Herrera of Seguin, Texas, Yolanda Lagunas and husband, Ceasar, of New Braunfels, Lorena Cepeda of Seguin; sons, Robert Herrera Jr. of Seguin, Texas, Domingo Herrera and wife Yvonne of San Antonio, Texas, Juan Cepeda of Seguin; sister, Mary Lopez of Seguin, Texas; brother, Enrique Herrera and wife Donna of Seguin; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Palmer Mortuary, from with a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Juan Marmolejo officiating. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., Monday, July 28, 2003, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Abel Arispe officiating. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2003 at Palmer Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Abel Arispe officiating. Interment will follow in Santo Tomas Cemetery. Arrangements made by Palmer Mortuary, (830) 379-9430.

Makayla Tabitha Fox
Makayla Tabitha Fox, 7 months, of Nixon, Texas, died July 23, 2003. Visitation will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Finch Chapel in Nixon. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2003 at Finch Chapel in Nixon. Arrangements made by Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon, (830) 582-1521.

Maria Santos Lopez
Maria Santos Lopez, of New Braunfels, passed away Friday July 25, 2003 in Seguin at the age of 87. She is survived by her daughters, Edna Silva and her husband Ben of Zorn, Nicolasa Villanueva of New Braunfels, Olivia Barboza and her husband Ricky of Zorn; sons, Francisco Lopez, Jr. and his wife Francisca of New Braunfels, Alberto Lopez and his wife Maria of New Braunfels, Valentine Lopez and his wife Dolores of Zorn; daughters-in-law, Guadalupe Lopez of Zorn, Mary Herrera Lopez of Seguin, Mary Trejo Lopez of New Braunfels; sisters, Angelita Morales of Seguin, Juanita Gonzales of Austin; brothers, Ramon Morales of Seguin, Domingo Morales of Seguin; 43 grandchildren 47 great-grandchildren 3 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lopez was preceded in death by her husband Francisco Lopez, Sr.; sons Bernardo Lopez, Reyes Lopez, Florentino Lopez, Juan Antonio Lopez; sister Irene Estrada. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2003, when the procession will depart the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Lopez Family Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2003, at Zoeller Funeral Home. Arrangements made by Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels, (830) 625-2349.

Lola Augusta Huddleston
Lola Augusta Huddleston, 96, of La Vernia, died July 26, 2003. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yoakum, Texas. Services will follow at 10 a.m. with Father John Peters officiating.

Curtis E. Riedel
Curtis E. Riedel died July 25, 2003. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 7400 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX, 78229.

Cora P. Vinyard
Cora P. Vinyard, 89, of Seguin passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2003 in Austin. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2003 at Goetz Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003 at the Goetz Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Vayda officiating. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery. Her husband Sherman Vinyard preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by sons, Larry Vinyard and wife Naomi of Austin, Jerry Vinyard and wife Lloydine of Austin, Keith and wife Frances of Seguin; grandchildren, Paulina Harper and husband Andrew, Andrew, Rebecca, Carolyn, Rachel, Edward and John; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial tributes may be sent to the family online at www.mem. com . Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home (830) 379-2313.

Rodrigo D. Martinez
Rodrigo D. Martinez, 75, of Smiley, Texas died July 30. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2003 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. Rosary services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2003 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., saturday Aug. 2 at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church in Smiley. Arrangements made by Finch Funeral Chapel, (830) 582-1521.

Helen I. Cores
Helen I. Cores of New Braunfels, Texas died July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 and 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 4, 2003 at Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels.

“Sue” Blackwell Bock
“Sue” Blackwell Bock, 89, resident of New Braunfels, Texas since 1944, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, in New Braunfels. She was the wife of Ben W. Bock, New Braunfels automobile dealer and businessman who preceded her in death in 1990. Born Ruth Margaret Blackwell, Mar. 2, 1914, in Lockhart, Texas to William Carl Blackwell and Ruth Claire Jolley, both of whom were from pioneer Texas families, her father, a World War I veteran, was pipeline superintendent for Atlantic Pipeline during the construction of the “Big Inch” from Texas to Pennsylvania. Thus, Sue, her younger sister, Caroldean, and brother, Johnny Bill, moved with the family a number of times over Texas and the United States. She attended 13 different schools in Texas alone including Pease elementary in Austin, Woodsboro, and Lockhart High, before graduating in 1932 from Allentown High School in Allentown, Pa. (And then hightailed it back to her native Lockhart, as fast as she could!) consequently, having to make friends quickly, she never met a stranger and made sure that her home was open to all people, especially the young children in the Blackwell and Bock families. “Sue” acquired her nickname in grade school, because her mother was Ruth and there were too many “Margaret or Margies” on the fifth grade baseball team. A popular young girl in her high school days, she was a cheerleader for Lockhart High School (1931), and named “Miss Lockhart — 1932.” Working as a beautician in Lockhart, she married her fifth-grade boyfriend, Bennie W. Bock, a Lockhart automobile/tractor salesman on Aug. 8, 1939. With their 2-year-old son, the family moved to New Braunfels in 1944, when her husband took over a Ford dealership — a fairly frightening experience for a young wife and mother during the height of World War II, since at that time no cars were being manufactured due to the shortage of rubber tires. For more than 50 years she was Ben Bock’s loving, dedicated wife and strongest supporter while together they successfully built up the businesses known as Bock Motor Company, New Braunfels and Seguin Ford Mercury, Seguin. They sold Bock Motor Company to Bluebonnet Motors in 1984, and at that time Bock Motor Company had won the Ford Distinguished Service Award 22 times. Along with her family Sue continued to be a stockholder in Seguin Ford Mercury. During her years in New Braunfels, Sue Bock was known as an active, vibrant, dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and community service volunteer. She never stated what her philosophy of life, but it was epitomized by her willingness to help others. As a young mother she was president of the PTA; active in the United Fund, Easter Seals, First United Methodist Church and other worthy causes. The education of a number of children in and outside the family was a special task for Sue and Ben Bock. During the years the statewide Texas Junior Miss Contest was held in New Braunfels, their home was opened to many young women who became fast friends. Public service was always a part of her family’s life having a number of grandfathers and uncles who served their country and the state of Texas in appointed and elected capacities. Ben Bock’s involvement in state and national politics thrust Sue Bock into the role as a hostess to Presidents, First Ladies, United States senators, U.S. Congressmen, Texas State Representatives, Texas Senators, Texas Governors, a number of local office holders and their wives, opening their home to many receptions and fund-raisers. Since the death of her husband in 1990, at a time when most individuals are inclined to “retire” she was more active in civic endeavors then ever before, including the Hummel Museum (being named Volunteer of the Year 1998); secretary and treasurer of the Hummel Club; Sophienburg Museum and Archives; and being honored by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce in 1998 as the Most Outstanding Volunteer for Community Service in the Historic Preservation Field. She served as President, Secretary, Parliamentarian and Membership Chairman of the Gay 40s Club, a social club founded in 1940. Christmas was the holiday she enjoyed the most: In sending out customer-made Christmas cards, and especially decorating her tree with Christmas tree ornaments she lovingly made. And, a little card play was always in order. Consequently, for more than 30 years Sue Bock was a member of one of the oldest women’s card playing club in New Braunfels. Even before pari-mutuel betting, she never missed a little wager with a legendary longtime sheriff at the Comal County Fair Horse Races! But, she was most proud of the recent birth of her two great-grandchildren. Her son, Bennie W. Bock II, and his wife, Kathy, whom she loved as her own, survive her, as well as: Two granddaughters, Suzanne Carterette Badger, and her husband, Brian E. Badger of Sugar Land, Texas; Lucretia Carole Bock of New Braunfels, two great-grandchildren, Rachel Carterette Badger, and Benjamin Neal Badger; her sister, Caroldean Blackwell Foster of Hardin, Mont.; sisters-in-law, Kathleen “Billie” Blackwell of Santa Fe, N.M., and Bobbie Jean Bock Lancaster and husband Bill, of Hideaway Lake, Texas; her nieces Penny Blackwell Baldwin and husband Carl of Santa Fe; Anne Bock Cloar and husband Jim, of St. Louis, Mo.; Sally Cutcher Fritz and husband, Paul, of Seguin; nephews Jeff Blackwell of wife, Deb, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; Roger M. Cutcher and wife, Renee Cutcher Fritz and husband, Paul, of Seguin; Charles Michael Foster and wife, Kay, of Spokane, Wash.; John Foster, and wife, Melva, of Hardin, Mt.; cousin, Jackie Martin, of Bedford, Texas; numerous godchildren, other cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces; and special friends who know they are because she treated them like family and they treated her likewise. The family gratefully acknowledges the special care and gentle loving hands of Esther Medina, Dolores and Rudy Morales. Special thanks go to Dr. Carlos Campos, her primary care physician; for the patient and competent staffs at Kirkwood Manor and Hope Hospice; and many others whose prayers, deeds and acts of kindness toward her were a true blessing to her and the family. In memory of Sue Bock’s active, zestful and extraordinary life, the family has established the Sue and Ben W. Bock College Scholarship Fund for graduating senior women at both New Braunfels and Lockhart High schools. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to First Lockhart National Bank c/o William D. Old III, Trustee, 111 Main Plaza, Lockhart, TX 78644. Sue Bock was always “ready to go” traveling, even without asking where, and had the enviable energy of someone less than one-half her age. Her heavenly travel will be celebrated first at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, with graveside services at Lockhart Memorial Cemetery, U.S. Highway 183, Lockhart, Texas. the journey continues with a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. Visitation is from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3, and 5-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Arrangements by Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, New Braunfels.

Evarista Solis
Evarista Solis, 79, of Seguin passed away Friday Aug. 1, 2003. Visitation will be held from 12-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, with the recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Goetz Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Reverend Jack Kilburg as celebrant. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Ms. Solis was born Oct. 26, 1923 in Seguin, Texas and is the daughter of Hijinio Solis and Salome Garcia-Solis. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She is survived by her sister, Carmen Cabello and husband Vicente; nephew, Armando Cabello and wife Delia; nieces, Pauline Solis-Blaney and husband James, Ramona Solis, Mary Lou Solis; Companion, Pete Avalos all of Seguin and numerous cousins and friends. Memorial tributes may be sent to the family online at www.mem.com . Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home (830) 379-2313.

John Burgwin Bruns
John Burgwin Bruns was born in Pleasanton, Texas, on Sept. 14, 1971. He died on July 31, 2003. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal. He is survived by his parents, the Reverend Tom C. and Martha Bruns and Lee Burgwin Bruns. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas; sister, Melany Head and her husband, Jim and their son, Dillon; and his sister, Maria; his grandmother, Nina Bruns; uncles and aunts and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Joe L. Bruns and Allison and Jo Ellen Burgwin. John received his B.A. in Psychology from Southwest Texas State University. He was employed at Premier Custom Cycles in San Marcos. Memorials may be made to the St. Andrew’s Church Choir or to the charity of your choice.

Erwin B. Borchers
Erwin B. Borchers passed away in Seguin on Aug. 3, 2003, his 96th birthday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Goetz Memorial Chapel with Rev. Alan Coe officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 4, 2003 from 6-9 p.m. at Goetz Funeral Home. Mr. Borchers was born on Aug. 3, 1907 in Guadalupe County, Texas to Christian Jr. and Emma Erxleben Borchers. He married Martha Nolte Borchers on October 30, 1929 and she preceded him in death in 1997. He is also preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Ernst. He was well loved in the community where he worked at Schulz Garage from the age of 16 until it closed in the 1980’s. He was a volunteer fireman and coached baseball. He is survived by his daughter Faye Holtkamp; granddaughters, Becky Womack Mosley and Betty Gray McCardle; five great-grandchildren, Shane Womack, Gregg Womack, Chance Womack, Lauren Gray and Danielle Gray; great-great grandchildren, Chelsey Womack, Cole Womack, Baden Womack and Cade Womack; Memorial tributes can be made online at www.mem.com . Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Guadalupe Valley Hospital or the charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, (830) 379-2313.

Jeff S. “Buck” Luensmann
Jeff S. “Buck” Luensmann, 40, of the Zuehl community passed away Saturday Aug. 2, 2003. Visitation will be from 12-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003 with the family receiving friends from 6-9 p.m. at Goetz Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at Redeemer United Church of Christ in Zuehl with the Reverend Gerald Metzger officiating. Interment will follow at Zuehl Cemetery. Jeff was born August 10, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Edgar Luensmann and Glory Ann Zamzow. He was a member of Redeemer United Church of Christ in Zuehl, Zuehl Hermann Sons Lodge 163 and a life member of the Bexar Bowling Society. He was employed as a Lineman for City Public Service in San Antonio. His father Edgar Luensmann preceded him in death in 1992. He is survived by his mother, Glory Ann Luensmann of the Zuehl Community; son, Kolton Luensmann of Floresville; sister, Pam Griffin and husband Carl of Cibolo; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jeff’s memory may be made to Boysville of Converse or the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Zuehl. Memorial tribute may be sent to the family online at www.mem.com. Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home, (830) 379-2313.

John Ellis Vincent
John Ellis Vincent, born Sept. 14, 1958, died Aug. 3, 2003. John “Johnny” Vincent was a loving husband, father, son and friend to all who were lucky enough to come to know him. He lived his life in love with his wife and deep pride for his sons. His caring and humor naturally drew people to him, as he was a joy to just be near. He took pleasure in bringing the ones he loved happiness and the memories he left behind will continue to do so. His wife, his sons, his parents, sisters and brothers love him dearly and rest in the truth that one day we will meet again. God must love us immensely to have blessed us with the phenomenal gift of John Vincent. He will be greatly missed. “None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord of both of the dead and of the living.” Romans 14:7-9 John is survived by his wife Stacie Rhea Cobb of Converse; sons, Johnny W. Vincent of Arlington and Matthew J. Vincent of New Braunfels; step-sons, Ben Cobb and Dylan Cobb of Converse; Parents, C.W. “Boots” and Peggy Vincent of Seguin; Brothers, Jerrell Sullivan and Ronnie Stuart; grandmother, Rosa Vincent; sisters, Gina Burns and husband David, Marcy Ruby and husband Ron, Alice Truelock and husband Shannon; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial tributes can be made online at www.mem.com. Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home (830) 379-2313.

Rudolph Louis Brown
Rudolph Louis Brown, 80, died July 31, 2003. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003. Arrangements made by Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia (210) 779-1090.

Robert Allen Armke
Robert Allen Armke, 58. died Aug. 2, 2003. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003. Arrangements made by Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia (210) 779-1090.

Dorothy Mae Hemby
Dorothy Mae Hemby, 68, died Aug. 2, 2003. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Stockdale. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Finch Funeral Chapel. Arrangements made by Finch Funeral Chapel, (830) 996-3811.

Evarista Solis
Evarista Solis, 79, of Seguin passed away Friday Aug. 1, 2003. Visitation will be held from 12-9 p.m., Monday, August 4, 2003, with the recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Goetz Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Reverend Jack Kilburg as celebrant. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Ms. Solis was born Oct. 26, 1923 in Seguin, Texas and is the daughter of Hijinio Solis and Salome Garcia-Solis. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She is survived by her sister, Carmen Cabello and husband Vicente; nephew, Armando Cabello and wife Delia; nieces, Pauline Solis and companion Jimmy, Ramona Solis, Mary Lou Solis; Companion, Pete Avalos all of Seguin and numerous cousins and friends. Memorial tributes may be sent to the family online at www.mem.com. Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home (830) 379-2313.

Nancy Claire Turner McCoy
Nancy Claire Turner McCoy, 75, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, in Seguin, Texas. She was born December 18, 1927, in Houston, Texas, to Dr. John Harolde Turner and his wife, Carrie McMickin Johnson Turner. She graduated from The Madeira School, completed two years at Bryn Mawr College, and became a life-long learner. She was proud to earn a Bachelor of liberal studies degree in December 1997, from St. Edward’s University, which honored her as “Outstanding New College Graduate 1997-98.” A woman of many interests, abilities, and achievements, she gave generously of herself to her family, friends and community. A sixth-generation Texan, she lived in Italy, Venezuela, Libya and Trinidad at various times in her life, but always returned to her home state. She will be remembered for her great spirit of adventure and joy, her courage, her willingness to volunteer wherever she saw a need and her dedication to any task she undertook. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Libbie Wessendorff Rice. She is survived by her husband, Elmer McCoy, Jr., her daughter Loren Carter Rice, son-in-law Dr. Gary Allen Flusche, and grandson Stephen Carter Flusche, of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by cousins Anne Baldwin and Jane Johnson Lain, of Houston, and Joe Clyde Wessendorff, of Richmond, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug.16, 2003, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 201 Nolte Street, Seguin, Texas. A burial service will follow at 5:15 p.m. at Morton Cemetery in Richmond, Texas. Her family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, aides and friends who provided care and support during her illness. In lieu of flowers, they request that memorial gifts be made to your preferred charity or directed to the Nancy Turner McCoy Endowment at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. These donations may be sent to the UTHSCSA Dept. of Ophthalmology, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr. MC6230, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900.

Susie Inez Barber
Susie Inez Barber, 87, of Stockdale passed away Friday, August 8, 2003. At Mrs. Barber’s request there will be no services. She was born January 1, 1916 in Crowville, La. the daughter of Francis Stuart and Elizabeth Thorne Stuart. On Aug.17, 1935 she married Walter G. Barber in Beeville, Texas. She is survived by her husband Walter of Stockdale; sons, Adrian G. Barber and wife Anita of Anchorage, Alaska, Jerry L. Barber and wife Jann of Stockdale, Texas, Edward L. Barber and wife Susan of Anchorage, Alaska, and Donald F. Barber and wife Kerri of Las Vegas, Nev.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home (830) 379-2313.

Concha R. Gonzalez
Concha R. Gonzales, age 83, of Seguin, passed away in San Antonio on Aug. 7, 2003. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Jack Kilburg officiating. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003 at Goetz Funeral Home with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Mrs. Gonzales was born on Dec. 8, 1919 in Guadalupe County, Texas to Cosme and Dominga Cantu Rosales. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Roque Gonzales. Survivors include her daughter, Rosie Ornelas of Seguin; brothers, Doroteo Sr. and Leonardo Rosales both of Taft and Felipe Rosales of Seguin; sisters, Ysabel Moreno and Rosa Narvaez both of Taft; numerous nieces and nephews; Serving as pallbearers will be Doroteo Rosales Jr., Ismael Narvaez, Rafael (Boy) Moreno, Johnny Moreno, Alonzo Rosales and Cosme Rosales; Memorial tributes can be made online at www.mem.com . Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund. Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin, Seguin, TX 78155, (830) 379-2313.

Lonzal McRae
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 at the Silver City Baptist Church for Lonzal McRae. Officiating was the Rev. Ryan Humble. Vocalists, Jasoin Bradley and Kayla Zunker provided special music. Serving as casketbearers were John Keith Humble, Brian Humble, Mike Cole, Ricky Kleim, Larry Joe McRae and Mike Storey. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home. Lonzal McRae was born Sept. 26, 1930 at Memphis, Tenn., the son of the late John and Eddie Lonzal. Lonzal had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On June 24, 1955, L.H. and Joyce Humble were united in marriage at Luxora, Ark. Formerly of Seguin, Texas, L.H. and Joyce have been making their home in Stroud, Okla., for the past four years. In addition to his parents, L.H. was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. L.H. departed this life Aug, 5, 2003 at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, of the home; his sons, Harold McRae and Arlin McRae, both of Seguin, Texas; daughters, Regina Zunker, Corinth, Texas and Melissa Mahone, Elgin, Texas; one brother, James Wesley McRae, Victoria, Texas; sisters, Mary Chafin, Jonesboro, Ark., and Shirley Young, Corpus Christi, Texas; grandchildren, Jennifer and Sarah McRae, Garrett McRae, Josh Reams, Shane Mahone, Krissie Mahone, Kayla, Ty and Coy Zunker and one great-grandchild, Ronnie Romero Rodriguez, Jr.


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