Bernal, Cloud, Palacios, Richardson


ORANGE GROVE, Texas - Jose R. Bernal, 66, died Monday, September 23, 2007 in an Alice hospital after an illness. Born in Alice, Texas, he was a resident of Orange Grove, Texas. He was employed as a security guard. He joined the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis and served for 18 years, his duty stations included Guatanamo Bay, Vietnam and the U.S.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tomas A. and Guadalupe Ramirez Bernal; a son, Jeffrey Bernal; a daughter, Anita Jo Bernal; a brother, Aurelio Bernal Jr; and two sisters, Janie B. Gelista and Belle McKelvey.

Survivors include his wife, Idolina Bernal of Orange Grove, Texas; two daughters, Bonnie (Carlos) Salazar and Anita (Bobby) Perez, both of Beeville, Texas; three sons, Jose R. (Agnes) Bernal Jr. of Beeville, Texas, Robert (Sylvia) Bernal of San Antonio, Texas and Ronnie (Lee Ann) Bernal of Cape Coral, Fla.; a stepson, Martin DeAnda of Corpus Christi, Texas; five sisters, Delma Gutierrez, Belida Mitchell, Dolores Alfaro and Gena Bernal, all of Alice, Texas, and Tina (Martin) Valdez of San Diego, Texas; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at Walker-Mora Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice with military burial conducted by The United Veterans Burial Association of Alice at Old Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Walker-Mora Funeral Home of Alice.

-Paid Obituary


SANDIA, Texas - Richard Lynn Cloud, 52, passed away September 20, 2007 at his home. He was born September 13, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Robert and Phyllis Mills Cloud. He was an ice manufacturing consultant.

Before his illness he lived in Costa Rica. He also worked in Nigeria and Africa, teaching the natives of these countries the ice manufacturing trade.

Survivors include his father, Robert Cloud of Sandia; one sister, Linda (Dwight) Mercer of Sandia; one brother, David Glenn Cloud of New Braunfels; three nieces, three nephews; two great-nieces and four great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2007 at the St Francis of Assisi Mission, located at 303 FM 534.

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.


ALICE, Texas - Reynaldo Palacios, 100 years of age, passed away September 24, 2007 in an Alice nursing home. He was born August 4, 1907 and was the last of six children born to Camilo and Julia Palacios.

He was a retired aircraft mechanic for the Naval Base in Corpus Christi and a retired mechanic from his own business, R. Palacios Garage in Alice, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Camilo and Julia Palacios; his wife of 75 years, Esperanza N. Palacios; three brothers, Policarpio, Roberto and Gilberto Palacios; and two sisters, Adelaida Barrera and Christina Soliz.

Survivors include his son, Reynaldo (Delma) Palacios Jr. of Alice, Texas; daughter, Diana P. (Rene) Valadez of Alice, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Mayme Narvaez of Alice, Texas, and Victoria Gonzalez of Houston, Texas; a grandson, Reynaldo Palacios III of Alice, Texas; two granddaughters, Annette (Gilbert) Martinez and Celina (Angel) Galvan, both of Alice, Texas; three great-grandsons, Richard De Leon Jr., Gilbert Ray (Penny) Martinez and Brandon Joseph Martinez, all of Alice, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Valerie (Ethan) Everett of Houston, Texas and Cassandra Clarise Martinez of Alice, Texas; two great-great-grandsons, Jeremiah Ray De Leon-Perez of Houston, Texas, and Gilbert Ray Martinez Jr. of Alice, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Aguilar, Eddie Saenz, Gilli Martinez, Brandon Martinez, Angel Galvan, Richard De Leon, and Mauricio Canales.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jeremiah Ray De Leon- Perez.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of Alice with a Rosary recited that same evening at 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and burial will follow at the Old Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc.

-Paid Obituary


SAN ANTONIO - ALICE Texas - Travis Sain Richardson, 85, died September 25, 2007 in a San Antonio hospital. He was a descendent of two pioneer Alice families, E. A. and Julia Sain and John and Idella Richardson. He was born November 15, 1921 in Alice, Texas, to Travis and Bonnie Sain Richardson. Travis grew up and went to school in Hebbronville, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1942 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. Travis married the former Dorothy Jean Barwise on July 3, 1942 in Ft. Riley, Kansas. He served in the U. S. Army with the 1st Cavalry and achieved the rank of Major in the Intelligence Department. After the war, he was ranch manager for Tom Slick in Laredo and at the Essar Ranch in San Antonio where he was instrumental in perfecting the Brangus breed of cattle. He continued his career as ranch manager and Cowboy Extraordinaire with the Moorman Ranches at Brady and Pandora for over 50 years. Travis was preceded in death by his parents, Travis and Bonnie Richardson; and his brother, Allen Richardson.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Richardson of San Antonio; his sister, Martha (Jimmy) Tiller of Alice; numerous nieces and nephews, and countless others who called him "Uncle Travis."

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Holmgreen Mortuary in Alice.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Alice Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.

-Paid Obituary