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DEATH NOTICE: Jose Israel Hernandez

MISSION – A funeral mass for Jose Israel Hernandez will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.

OBIT: Blaine H. Holcomb

McALLEN - Blaine H. Holcomb was born August 13, 1919 in Malvern, Arkansas and died Monday, June 18, 2012.

He married Andree Meserole on July 22, 1939 in San Antonio. There were married for 66 years until her death on June 9, 2006. After serving in the U.S. Navy in WWII they moved to the Mission-McAllen area in 1946 for him to manage the Shary-Shivers family interests, which he did for more than 62 years. He was a certified public accountant actively involved in citrus, banking, civic and professional organizations.

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DEATH NOTICE: Maria de Jesus Gonzalez

MISSION – Maria de Jesus Gonzalez, 94, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at her residence in Mission.

A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.

DEATH NOTICE: Francisco Mata

PALMVIEW - Francisco Mata, 85, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at McAllen Medical Center. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment follows at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

DEATH NOTICE: Jose Luis Acosta

MISSION – Jose Luis Acosta died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his Mission home. Cremation was held at Val Verde Crematory in Donna.

DEATH NOTICE: Francisco Mata

 

PALMVIEW - Francisco Mata, 85, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at McAllen Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Virgil Wilson Memorial Chapel in Mission.

 

DEATH NOTICE: Gerardo Quiroga

MISSION – A funeral mass for Gerardo Quiroga will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission.

OBIT: Clara Jean Killam Bodine

ALEDO – Clara Jean Killam Bodine, 91, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

Mrs. Bodine was born in 1924 near Eola in Tom Green County to Jesse Jewel and Sarah Viola Killam. In 1939 she graduated from Eola High School as valedictorian and went on to study home economics at Texas Tech University.

She married Harmon M. Bodine on July 5, 1941. They lived in Mission for 52 years and then moved to Aledo for the last 13 years. She was a 56-year member of the P.E.O. sisterhood and served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.

Survivors include her daughters, Judy Suter of Mission, Joani Youngblood of Fort Worth and Jill Birdwell of Aledo; and eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

A funeral service was held June 15 at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo. A graveside service was held June 17 at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission.

Pallbearers were Bobby Yancy, Justin Yancy, Lt. Col. Bo Birdwell, Warrie Birdwell, Michael McMahon, Carl Roland and Monty Youngblood.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested that memorial contributions be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 310 Bailey Ranch Road, Aledo, TX 76008, or the charity of one’s choice.

OBIT: William A. Devine

MISSION - William "Bill" A. Devine, 85, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Devine in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Birmingham. He was a decorated war veteran and received the Purple Heart and was involved in 11 major engagements in the South Pacific.

Mr. Devine owned a mechanic shop for 20 years in Mission. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 1402.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, a brother and six children by a previous marriage.

Visitation will be held at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 19, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home at 1 p.m. A burial with full military honors follows at 2 p.m. at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery.

OBIT: Irma Garza

PENITAS - Irma Garza, 81, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Doctors Hospital in Edinburg.

She was born to Emelia Reyna and Ramon Reyna on August 28, 1930, in Havana.

She is survived by her daughters, Ana M. Garza and Noemi Cantu; a sister, Amelia Gonzalez; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held Monday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in La Joya. Burial follows at Havana Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE: Ramon Trevino

MISSION – A funeral service for Ramon Trevino will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE: Juan Reynol Garza Sr.

MISSION - Juan Reynol Garza Sr., 54, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Dallas. A funeral mass will be held Friday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Penitas. Burial follows at Lord and I Cemetery in Palmview.

DEATH NOTICE: Francisco Garza

MISSION – A funeral mass for Francisco Garza will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at St. John of the Fields in Mission. Interment follows at Valley Memorial Gardens.

DEATH NOTICE: Leroy Muñiz Jr.

MISSION – Three-month-old Leroy Muñiz Jr. died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Mission Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 13, at 10 a.m. at Lord & I Cemetery in Palmview.

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