Canales, Cubriel, Narvaez


HEBBRONVILLE, Texas - Celestino "Tino" Canales, 62, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at a Houston hospital. Tino was born on July 19, 1946 to Servando Canales and Eva Garcia Canales in Alice, Texas. He was the Justice of the Peace Pct. #4 for Jim Hogg County and was a sales distributor for the Rainbow Bread Company before his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tino is survived by his wife, Elvira C. Canales of Hebbronville; daughters, Anna Lee (Donald) Todd of Beeville and Audrey (Richard) Holmes of Houston; brother, Servando (Mickey) Canales Jr. of Alice; stepchildren Luis (Janie) Guerra, Carlos (Velsa) Guerra, Norma (Jose Luis) Guardian and Leonel Guerra, all of Hebbronville; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

A Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams in Hebbronville. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hebbronville. Interment followed at the New Hebbronville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Judge Heriberto Martinez, Judge Leonardo Perez, Judge Julia Huff, Tony Salinas, Richard Holmes and Judge Alfredo Garica, Jr.

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Arrangements entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Howard-Williams of Hebbronville, Your Dignity Memorial Provider.

-Paid Obituary


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Anthony "Chico" Cubriel was called home by the Lord on Friday, January 18, 2008 at the age of 94. He was born to Antonio and Mamie Duncan Cubriel on May 15, 1913 in Moore, Texas. He graduated from Moore High School in 1931 where he excelled in basketball and baseball. At the age of 23, he was offered an athletic scholarship by Saint Mary's University in San Antonio to play basketball and baseball. Upon graduation from Saint Mary's with a Bachelor of Science degree, he was hired as a math teacher and coach with the San Diego Independent School District. He remained in this position until he was called to serve in the United States Army in World War II in 1943. Serving in a combat unit in the Philippines, he was wounded twice. The second time his injuries were severe enough that he was hospitalized for 16 months in an Army hospital in Denver, Colo. Upon his honorable discharge in 1946, he returned to teach math and coach in the San Diego Independent School District. In 1947, he married his wife of 60 years, Celia Benavides Cubriel. He was an assistant coach for the 1964 San Diego High School basketball team that placed 3rd in the state tournament. In 1979, he retired from the San Diego Independent School District. He considered himself to be very lucky and blessed to have come from such a poor family and have been able to accomplish so much in life. Throughout his lifetime he was always willing to help out the less fortunate. A disabled veteran, he was very proud to have served his country. He was inducted into the Saint Mary's Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Mamie Ducan Cubriel; two brothers, Raymond and Dotson Cubriel; one sister, Francis Maldonado; and one grandson, Aric A. Cubriel.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Celia B. Cubriel of San Diego, Texas; one son, Daniel (Diana) Cubriel of San Diego, Texas; one daughter, Sarah Mamie (Robert Jr.) Schultz of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Robert (Dorothy) Cubriel of Devine, Texas; three grandsons, Aaron Cubriel of San Antonio, Texas, Robert Schultz III of Norcross, Ga., and Bradley Schultz of Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter, Erin Schultz Kaminaris of Forest Hill, Md.; two great-granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2008 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of San Diego, Texas, with a Rosary recited that same evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at the St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church and burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery with military graveside services by the local V.F.W. Post 8931 and the United Veteran Burial Association of Alice, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. - Paid Obituary


FALFURRIAS, Texas - Marianda Lizette Narvaez, 12, passed away at a Corpus Christi hospital on January 17, 2008. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Emilio Narvaez Sr. and Maria Olivo.

Survivors include her parents, Emilio Narvaez Jr. and Mary Jane Ramos Narvaez, both of Falfurrias, Texas; her paternal grandmother, Zulema Narvaez of Falfurrias; maternal grandmother: Delia Luna of Falfurrias; a brother, Michael Ray Lemus of Falfurrias; two half-brothers, Joe Angel Cruz of Kingsville, Texas, and Emilio Noe Narvaez of Falfurrias; sisters, Paydra Sue Narvaez, Emilia Marie Narvaez, Kasandra Liann Lemus and Reyna Mia Ramirez, all of Falfurrias; a half-sister, Liza Lynette Narvaez of Falfurrias; stepsisters, Alexis Nichole Barrera, Anissa Davis, Caitlin Davis and Mikyla Davis, all of Falfurrias; step-brothers, Robert Davis Jr, Michael Davis and Christopher Davis, all of Falfurrias and Eric Davis of Corpus Christi, Texas; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved school friends.

A prayer service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias. Funeral chapel service was conducted at 10 a.m. Monday January 21, 2008, also at Alaniz Funeral Home in Falfurrias. Burial followed in the Falfurrias Burial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias.