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DEATH NOTICE-Miguel Rodriguez Jr.

MISSION – A funeral service for Miguel Rodriguez Jr. was held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Flores Funeral Home in Mission. Burial followed at Catholic Cemetery in Mission.

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OBIT-Fermin Closner Perez

MISSION - Fermin Closner Perez, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Doctor's Hospital in Edinburg.

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OBIT-Rogelio Rios

MISSION - Rogelio Rios, 67, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Solara Hospital of McAllen.

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OBIT-Anthony Randolph Small

MISSION - Anthony "Tony" Randolph Small, 71, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

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OBIT-Billie Jean Vandever

Billie Jean Vandever, 84, of Mission, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

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DEATH NOTICE-Maria M. Garza De Anda

MISSION –A funeral service for Maria M. Garza De Anda will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Lord & I Memorial Chapel in Peñitas. Burial will follow to Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview

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OBIT-Harry Shimotsu

20131206 OBIT Harry-ShimotsuLA FERIA – Harry Haruo Shimotsu, 93, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013/

Born in Hidalgo, Mr. Shimotsu was the last surviving member of the six children of Uichi and Takako Shimotsu. He was born into a farming family and was involved in farming his entire life.

He served his country from 1945-46 in WWII in the U.S. Army infantry in Germany. When he returned to the Rio Grande Valley, he purchased 72 acres of farmland and increased his holdings to 3,500 acres within a few years.

He began his tenture as CEO and general manager of Sharyland Plantation and Plantation Produce in 1973 and later expanded growing, packing and shipping operations to West Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.

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OBIT-Isaura G. Macias

MISSION - Isaura G. Macias, 94, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Mission Regional Medical Center.

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DEATH NOTICE-Clara Boyd

MISSION – A memorial service for Clara Boyd will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

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OBIT-Jesus A. Flores

MISSION - Jesus A. “Guine” Flores, Sr., 89, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Mission Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 15, 1924 in Mission and worked for 37 years for Pennwalt-Decco Corp.

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OBIT-Gertrudis Villegas

MISSION - Gertrudis Villegas, 96, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Edinburg.

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DEATH NOTICE-Vicenta Casarez

MISSION - Vicenta Casarez passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at her home in Madero.

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DEATH NOTICE-Juventino Chavez

MISSION - Juventino Chavez, 55, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. A funeral mass was held on Nov. 30 at L&I Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

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DEATH NOTICE-Mildred Louise Cosgrove

MISSION - Mildred "Milly" Louise Cosgrove, 95, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

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DEATH NOTICE-Julio Fuentes

MISSION - Julio Fuentes passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home in Mission. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 12 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service Lord & I Funeral Home in Peñitas.

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DEATH NOTICE-Estefana Garza

MISSION- Estefana Garza passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. A funeral mass was held on Dec. 2 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in La Joya. Burial followed at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

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