Obituaries

Tue
03
Jan

Dora Cessor

Dora Serna Cessor, 87, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. She was born Oct. 5, 1929 in Cuero to the late Joe and Bertha Anzaldua Serna. Dora married Willie Cessor on Dec. 17, 1952 in Cuero. She was a housewife and enjoyed crochet, gardening, puzzles, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Dora Alice Cessor, Delitha Ann Cessor, Delores Dianne Guenther, and Patricia Ann Jackson (Tracey Lapp); sons, Willie Cleveland Cessor ( Diana) and Grover Cleveland Cessor (Georgia) ; sister, Tillie Trevino; brothers, Jimmy Serna and Richard Serna; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Willie Cessor; son-in-law, Bobby Guenther; and brothers, Joe Serna and Marvin Serna.

Tue
03
Jan

Don Calk

Don Calk, 77, of Victoria went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2016. He was born Nov. 10, 1939 in Cuero to the late Frank and Florine Stevens Calk. He married Michelle Huck in Westhoff on Aug. 9, 2003.Don had a lifetime career in the oilfied, retiring in 1997 from BP Amacao. 

In life, Don made a mark on the lives of everyone who met him. He was always willing to listen, offer advice or lend a helping hand to those in need. A loving husband, father, caring brother and grandfather, Don always made family first in his life. He also enjoyed working on his ranch with his cows, horses and dogs.

Fri
30
Dec

James Taylor

James Thomas Taylor, 71, of Cuero passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 29, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born July 26, 1945 in Cuero to the late Jesse James and Ellie Boone Taylor. James proudly served his country from 1963 to 1966 in the U.S. Army.

James is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Taylor, son Jeffery (Heather) Taylor of Victoria, daughter Jennifer Taylor or Niederwald. His grandchildren Jace Taylor, Heidi Taylor and Jett Taylor all of Victoria, sisters Dorothy DeLeon (Robert) and Patsy Kuecker, both of Cuero.

James was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Carolyn Webb.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of South Texas or the American Cancer Society.

To share a fond memory or leave a kind word please visit www.gracefuneralhome.net.

Thu
29
Dec

Coys Casey

Coys Carl Casey departed his earthly life on Dec. 19, 2016 in Canton, Texas. He had an enormous heart and always had time to help anyone in need. He was, and will remain a faithful servant of God who dedicated his life to God’s word and inspired others in their walk with the Lord. 

Casey was born May 12, 1927 in New Caney, Texas to Jesse Reed Casey and Ruth Arrendell Casey.  His mother died when he was infant and his grandparents raised him in the Casey Ridge area of New Caney. He attended East River Baptist Church, where he made a profession of faith in Christ at an early age. During his life, he served as a Southern Baptist Deacon for 68 years. He was a founding member of numerous Southern Baptist churches and a dedicated member of Baptist churches in Bayside, Rockport, Cuero, Hallsville, Shelbyville, Belton, Tyler and Canton, Texas.

Wed
28
Dec

Brenda Comstock

Brenda Carol Morehouse Comstock of Cuero, was born on Dec. 9, 1946 in Morehead, Kentucky to Charles and Corda Morehouse. She went to Heaven on Dec. 25, 2016 to celebrate the birthday of her beloved Jesus. Brenda was absolutely the most giving and caring person to ever exist and she never met a stranger. Her home was always open, the coffee was always hot, sweets on the table and a quilt on the couch. She loved her friends and family more than words could describe and no doubt they will miss Brenda saying and doing the things they wish they could.

Tue
27
Dec

D'Metra Strait

D’Metra Strait, 26, of Cuero passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. She was born Feb. 28, 1990 in Victoria to Rodney and Andrea Strait. She worked at GVEC as a Customer Service Representative. D’Metra cherished her children Quentin and Taiven. She was always a giver, willing to help out others when needed and always worried about others before herself.

She is survived by her parents; sons, Quentin Darks, Jr. and Taiven Darks; sisters, D’Nesha Strait and Nikki Lee (Tre) all of Cuero; and grandmother, Carrie L. White of New Braunfels; niece, Azia Lee; nephew, Kingsten Lee; aunts and uncles, Clarence Strait (Cindy) of Cuero, Rufus Strait of Cuero, Lawrence Strait of Gonzales, Elizabeth Allen (Alton) of Gonzales, Dorothy Lampkin (Jimmy) of Gonzales, Waldean Robinson of San Antonio, Faye Millett (Timmy), Ron White (Mendy), Darryl Clack and Shae Mark (Tee) all of New Braunfels.

Tue
27
Dec

Ellis Fellers

Ellis Harrison Fellers, 82, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. He was born July 28, 1934 in Cuero to Sam and Vera Wheeler Fellers.He married Dorothy Fric on Aug. 24, 1972. Mr. Fellers was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing and playing his guitar.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; daughters, Vena McCall, Annette Perez, JoAnn Hildebrandt, Debbie White, Brenda Priest, Barbara Lee, Darlene Elliott and Bernice Gomez; sons, Ellis Fellers, Jr., Steve Aschenbeck, Arnold Aschenbeck and Darrell Aschenbeck; brothers, Leon Fellers, Don Fellers, Henry Fellers; sister, Marylee Fellers; 34 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Arnold Aschenbeck; brother, Louis Fellers; and sisters, Rubylee Swing, Evelyn Shields and Marylee Fellers.

Tue
27
Dec

Nelda Parr

Nelda Novene Cooper Parr, 83, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. She was born March 9, 1933 in Clinton to the late Newell  Willie and Lue Dell Duncan Cooper. She married Irl James Parr in Cuero  on Oct. 31, 1952. Nelda was a Christian first and foremost and was a Historian of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughter, Laurie Stokley and husband, Kenneth of Victoria; sons, Lesley Parr and wife, Maxine of Cuero, Kenneth Parr  and wife Terry of Leming, and Lonnie Parr and wife Veronica of Cuero;  adopted daughters, Melody Borden of Houston, Vicki Cliff of Yoakum, and Paula DeForest of Cuero; sister, Wanda Spittler of Cuero; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Sherwood Cooper and Derwood Cooper.

Tue
27
Dec

Flavia Lopez

Flavia Salazar Lopez, 95, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. She was born May 12, 1921 in Cuero  to Pilar and Paula Rodriguez Salazar. She married David Lopez, Sr. in January of 1957 in Cuero.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary L. Garibay; son, Guadalupe Lopez; sisters, Severa Yanez and Ceta Zamora; brother, George Salazar; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by her parents; husband; son, David Lopez, Jr.; sisters, Virginia Villa, Andrea Trevino, Dominga Ramos; brothers, Pilar Salazar, Jr., Trino Salazar, Johnny Salazar and Fernando Salazar.

Visitation, Rosary and Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 29 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Visitation at 9 a.m.,  a Rosary at 9:30 a.m., and Funeral  Services to follow at 10 a.m., Father Oscar Amo officiating. Interment to follow at San Pedro Cemetery.

Tue
27
Dec

Alexander Kitchen, Jr.

Alexander Kitchen, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2016 surrounded by his family. Alexander was born in Port Lavaca, Texas on June 10, 1924 to the late Alexander Kitchen Sr. and Lucy White Kitchen. He was a member of My Father’s House in Cuero. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army.

Alexander also worked for the Victoria and Cuero school districts eventually retiring from Cuero ISD.

Alexander is survived by his wife Earnestine Kitchen, sons, Leo Bryant and Irving Clay; daughters, Roberta Hale, Susan Hill, Theresa Farris, Linda Faye Callis, Ann Wilson, Patricia Phillips, Derlene Ransom and Hazel Stallion. Also 20 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Barbara Dale Williams, brother Lawrence Kitchen, and sisters Faye Kitchen and Othella Kitchen.

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