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OBIT-Manuel Alvarez

MISSION - Manuel "Meme" Alvarez, 68, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Comfort House in McAllen.

Raised in Mission, he later joined the U.S. Army, where he served in the Airborne division. He worked for 35 years in the United States Postal Service, having retired as postmaster of the Mission post office.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Janie Alvarez of Mission; children, Missy Alvarez and Mandy Solis of Mission; brother Joe Alvarez of San Antonio; sisters Raquel McKown of Dallas, Idolina Gonzalez of Mission, Bea Rodriguez of Mission, Yolanda Ureste of Pharr; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Luisa Alvarez; brothers, Chano, Marcos, Santos and Leonel; and sister, Lydia Olivarez.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment will follow at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.

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OBIT-Ruben Montemayor

MISSION - Ruben Montemayor, 90, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at his residence in Mission.

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OBIT-Carol Steinbrunner

MISSION - Carol Steinbrunner, 67, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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DEATH NOTICE-Orlando Longoria

ALTON - Orlando Longoria, 36, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital.

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OBIT-Machiko Shimotsu

LA FERIA - Machiko Shimotsu passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

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OBIT-Virginia Davis

Virginia Davis, 89, passed away in her home in Mission on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

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OBIT-Herbert Clinton Jeffries Jr.

PORTER – Herbert Clinton Jeffries Jr., 82, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in Porter.

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OBIT-Albino Trejo Jr.

MISSION - Albino "Al" Trejo Jr., born on May 14, 1937, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in Edinburg.

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OBIT-Jose Guadalupe Muñoz

LOS EBANOS - Jose Guadalupe Munoz, 52, passed away on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at his residence in Los Ebanos. He was born to Ramiro Munoz and Alicia Almaraz on August 5, 1960 in Weslaco.

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OBIT-Amada Piñon

MISSION – Amada Piñon, 75, born on October 18, 1937 in El Comedero, Jalisco, Mexico passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg.

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DEATH NOTICE-Kevin Andrew

MISSION – A funeral service for Kevin Andrew was held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Faith Fellowship Bible Church in Peñitas. Burial followed at Garden of Angels Cemetery in Abram.

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DEATH NOTICE-Layla Marie Curry

MISSION – A funeral service was held for Layla Marie Curry on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Promise Land Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

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DEATH NOTICE-Paulina Larissa Garza Marin

MISSION - Paulina Larissa Garza Marin, one month old, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Women's Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg.

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DEATH NOTICE-Jesus Peña

MISSION – A funeral service for Jesus Peña will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Rivera Funeral Home in Mission. Burial will follow at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

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DEATH NOTICE-Wayne Rumbaugh

MISSION - Wayne Rumbaugh, 78, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

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DEATH NOTICE-Lenay Mariee Sanchez

MISSION – A funeral service for Lenay Mariee Sanchez was held Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Valley Memorial Gardens.

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