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OBIT-Santos Hernandez

MISSION - Santos "Santitos" Hernandez, 87, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Life Care Hospital in McAllen.

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DEATH NOTICE-Homero Cantu

MISSION - Homero Cantu, 49, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Peñitas. Burial will follow at San Jose Cemetery in Abram.

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DEATH NOTICE-Irma Esparza

MISSION – A funeral service for Irma Esparza was held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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DEATH NOTICE-Francisca Garza

MISSION – A memorial service for Francisca "Frances" Garza was held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial of ashes followed at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission.

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DEATH NOTICE-Maria Hernandez

MISSION - Maria Hernandez passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will follow at San Jose Cemetery in Mission.

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DEATH NOTICE-William Knight

MISSION - William Knight, 84, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Comfort House in McAllen.

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DEATH NOTICE-Frank Reyna

MISSION - Frank Reyna passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Veterans Affairs Hospital in Houston.

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DEATH NOTICE-Dennis Marvin Olson

MISSION - Dennis Marvin Olson, 69, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at LifeCare Hospital in McAllen.

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DEATH NOTICE-Martha Russell

MISSION - Martha Russell, 82, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at McAllen Heart Hospital.

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OBIT-Maria Salas

ALTON -Maria Salas, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Solara Hospital in McAllen.

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OBIT-Eugenia P. Silva

20140523 Eugena-SilvaMISSION - Eugenia P. Silva (Genie) was born November 15, 1926, in Mission, Texas to Melchor and Nicholasa Peña.

She attended Roosevelt Elementary and Mission High School. Eugenia started working as a teenage retail clerk for the late Ernesto and Evita Moreno, whose grocery store was located on Fourth and Francisco Streets. She went on to work for the H.E.B food stores in Mission and McAllen for a total of 37 years, and won countless awards for her customer service. Eugenia loved interacting with her co-workers and incalculable customers throughout her 50-plus year career and truly missed them once she retired.

Eugenia was the proud daughter of one of the early pioneer families of Mission. Her father, Melchor, was a native Texan who had the distinction of owning the first barbershop business in the community.

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OBIT-Rafael Rene Cavazos

MISSION - Rafael Rene Cavazos, 77, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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DEATH NOTICE-Guadalupe Guerrero

MISSION - Visitation for Guadalupe Guerrero will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Virgil Wilson Mortuary in Mission.

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DEATH NOTICE-Louis Rivera

MISSION - Louis Rivera, 73, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

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OBIT-Bruna Marta Garcia

MISSION - Bruna Marta Garcia, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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OBIT-Keith Arlen Houseman

Keith Arlen Houseman, 64, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Rio Bravo, Tamps., Mexico.

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