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OBIT: Sabas Perez

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.

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OBIT: Jose Luis Del Angel

PENITAS – La Joya Police Chief Jose Luis Del Angel, 44, went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, May 12, 2011 in La Joya.

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NOTICE: Leslie George West

MISSION - Leslie George West, 86, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at his Mission residence.


NOTICE: Carlos Samuel Ayala Pizarro

ALTON - Carlos Samuel Ayala Pizarro, 55, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at McAllen Medical Center.


NOTICE: Galilea Garcia

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.


NOTICE: Rosalia Foster

MISSION - Rosalia Foster died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her Mission residence.


NOTICE: Benjamin E. Cervantes

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.


OBIT: Leonard J. Simons

ALTON – Leonard J. Simons, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

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OBIT: Cresencio Montalvo

MISSION - Cresencio "Chico" Montalvo, 81, passed away to be with our Lord on Thursday, May 5, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at Rio Grande Regional Hospital.

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OBIT: Geronimo Lopez

MISSION - Geronimo Lopez, 79, left to be with the Lord on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Las Palmas Health Care Center in McAllen. He was born to Geronimo Lopez and Maria Pruneda on April 19, 1932 in Rio Grande City.

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OBIT: Manuel Silva

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.


OBIT: Erasmo Saenz

ALTON - Erasmo Saenz, 74, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Solara Hospital in McAllen. He was born September 24, 1936 in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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OBIT: Maria M. Garcia

MISSION – Maria M. Garcia, 82, went on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 peacefully at her residence surrounded by loved ones.

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OBIT: Trinidad G. Soto

MISSION – Trinidad G. Soto, 94, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at Solara Hospital in McAllen.

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OBIT: Roger Alan Gilliland

PALMHURST - Roger Alan Gilliland, 63, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Doctors Hospital in Edinburg.

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OBIT: Gumaro Flores

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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