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DEATH NOTICE-Felipa Salinas

MISSION - Visitation for Felipa Salinas will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Rivera Funeral Home in Mission. Funeral services will take place later in Mexico.

OBIT-Alfonso A. Gutierrez

MISSION - Alfonso A. Gutierrez, 92, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Mission Regional Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1920 in Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico to Mariano and Manuela Arredondo Gutierrez.


OBIT-Dora T. Veliz

MISSION - Dora T. Veliz passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. She was born May 25, 1937 in El Capote, Tex.


DEATH NOTICE-Ponciana L. Villarreal

MISSION - Ponciana L. Villarreal, 84, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen. A funeral mass for Ponciana P. Villarreal will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in McAllen. Interment follows at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.

DEATH NOTICE-Justo Martinez

MISSION - Justo Martinez, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Solara Hospital in McAllen.

The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at St. John the Fields Catholic Church in Mission. Interment will follow at Garden of Angels Cemetery.


MISSION – A funeral service for Carlos Silva will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial follows at Garden of Angels Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE-Yolanda Velasco

MISSION - Yolanda Velasco, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at McAllen Medical Center. A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Mission. The furial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE-Celia Villarreal

MISSION - Celia Villarreal, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at The Select Specialty Hospital in Houston. Af funeral service was held Sept. 22, at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission. Burial followed at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

OBIT-Dina Marie Chavez

MISSION/EDINBURG - Dina Marie Chavez, 42, from Mission passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012 after a prolonged illness.


OBIT-Marta Gonzalez

MISSION - Marta Gonzalez, 58, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at her residence in Mission. She was born to Gabriel and Estolia Guerra on July 17, 1954 in Edcouch.



MISSION - Gloria Nunez, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at McAllen Heart Hospital.

OBIT-David Garcia

MISSION - David I. Garcia, 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at his residence. He was born on March 14, 1926 in Mission

Survivors include his children, Minerva Perez, San Juanita Saenz, Tomas Garcia, Rosie Vela and Betty Gonzalez; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.


OBIT-Robert Javier Garza

Former Mission Police Chief Robert Javier Garza, 82, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 7, 2012.

Chief Garza was born Sept. 18, 1929 to Santiago and Olivia Garza in Rio Grande City where he was raised with his seven brothers.


OBIT-Martin Cabrera Rubio

MISSION - Martin Cabrera Rubio, 43, passed away on Monday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Mission.

He is survived by his wife Juliana; children, Nathaniel and Kaitlyn Rubio; and mother, Maria Luisa, all of Mission; and three sisters and one brother in the Philippines.


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