Garcia, Gonzalez, McDaniel, Wilson


BENAVIDES, Texas - Arcadio Garcia Jr., 87, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 in a Kingsville nursing center. He was born to Arcadio Sr. and Petra V. Garcia in Laredo, Texas. Early in life, he became a resident of Benavides, Texas. He was married to his wife, Juanita, for 54 years. He lived for his family and instilled his strong work ethic, love and values in his children and grandsons. A World War II veteran, he proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces. After his tour of duty, he returned home where he started his produce business, the Garcia Egg Co., devoting more than 48 years of dedicated service to many of his lifelong clients. He gave many hours of his time to serve his church, Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, his community and other activities. As a member and officer of the Sociedad Catolica Mutualista and Knights of Columbus, he was a very active fundraiser for his parish. In 1976 and 1984, he was recognized by the Mutualistas for his outstanding commitment to service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8585 and he served as Duval County Commissioner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Juanita G. Garcia; four sisters, Maria Luisa Brewster, Juana G. Donavan, Genoveva Maldonado and Petra Escutia; one brother, Eudelia Garcia; and a daughter-in-law.

Survivors include his sons, Arcadio Garcia III of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Hector Mario (Maricela) Garcia of Kingsville, Texas; his daughter, Sylvia Garcia of Garland, Texas; his brother, Homero I. (Elena) Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas; two sisters, Trinidad Vera and Belia Gonzalez, both of Corpus Christi, Texas; two grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2007 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas, with Msgr. Michael Heras as celebrant. Burial followed at the Benavides Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego.


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Elodia S. "Lola" Gonzalez, 85, a lifelong resident of San Diego, Texas, died Thursday, December 20, 2007 in a San Diego nursing home after a long illness.

She was a nanny and housekeeper for Abelardo and Thelma Garza for more than 20 years and retired as a home health provider after 10 years of employment.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Rene and Jesus Garcia; her daughter, Carmen Barrera; a grandson, three sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her son, Guadalupe (Esther) Garcia Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Isabel (Oscar) Montalvo of Kingsville, Texas, and Gracie Garcia of San Diego, Texas; two brothers, Jose Gonzalez of San Diego, Texas, Rodolfo (Maria) Gonzalez of Alice, Texas; her sisters, Enedelia Ramirez of San Diego, Texas, Elena (Gabriel) Ramirez of Corpus Christi, Texas; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007 at Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at Garza Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego, Texas. Burial followed at the San Diego Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego.


FREER, Texas - Gail D. McDaniel, 79, passed away December 17, 2007 in Corpus Christi. He was born May 24, 1928 in Santa Fe, Okla., to James and Era McDaniel. He was retired from Mobil Oil Co. He was a United States Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Champ McDaniel and by a daughter, Darla WiIborn. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian McDaniel of Freer; two sons, David (Linda) McDaniel of Kermit and Darren (Michelle) McDaniel of Corpus Christi; one son-in-law, Jimmy Wilborn of Bishop; one sister, Oleta Eldridge of Oklahoma City, Okla,; one brother, Don McDaniel of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and onegreat-grandchild,

Visitation was Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, December 20, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary in Alice. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Flo Wilson, 94, passed away on December 19, 2007 in a Bedford, Texas, hospital after a long illness. She was a retired Cosmetologist Instructor from the San Diego ISD after many years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Benita Fernandez; and one son, Luis De Hoyos.

Survivors include her two sons, Mark (Michelle) DeHoyos of Haslet, Texas, and Louis Anthony (Jen) Barton of Keene, N.H.; one daughter, Dolores (Jack) Hyde of Southwest Ranches, Fla.; one sister, Emerida Fernandez of Corpus Christi, Texas; nine grandchildren, Micayla, Madison, Tanya Martinez, Emily Garcia, Kelly Ibanez, Mark Ibanez, Victoria Hyde, Jack Hyde and Louis Anthony; seven great-grandchildren, Briana, Madeline, DyLan, Addison, Edan, Mason and Elyssa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Texas.

Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

-Paid Obituary