MISSION – On May 12, 2011, after many months of battling with an illness, Sabas Pérez, a Korean War veteran, serenely left us and went on to reside with his Heavenly Father and all his loved ones who preceded him. His last days were spent at Comfort House in McAllen where he was resting peacefully and waiting for his name to be called. Sabby, who was born on December 5, 1927.
MISSION - Leslie George West, 86, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at his Mission residence.
ALTON - Carlos Samuel Ayala Pizarro, 55, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at McAllen Medical Center.
MISSION – A graveside service for Galilea Garcia will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram.
MISSION - Rosalia Foster died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her Mission residence.
ALTON - A funeral mass for Benjamin E. Cervantes will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Interment follows at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Mission.
LA JOYA – A funeral mass for Manuela Silva will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2011, at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in La Joya. Burial follows at La Joya City Cemetery.
PALMVIEW – A funeral mass for Gumaro Flores will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Los Ebanos. Interment follows at Los Ebanos Cemetery in Los Ebanos.
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