Obituaries

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.

Fri
23
Dec

Marcelo Varela, Jr.

Marcelo Varela, Jr., 64, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. He was born in Cuero on July 2, 1952 to the late Adella and Marcelo Varela, Sr. Marcelo worked for Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years and retired in 2012. He enjoyed spending time with his family and countless friends barbequing and going to Kickapoo and Coushatta Casinos.

He is survived by daughters, Meagan Varela (Jose) of Cuero and Michelle Varela of Universal City; grandson, Alexzaven Varela of Cuero; sisters, Mary Clark of Cuero and Margaret DeLaRosa (Tony) of Bryan; brothers, Danny Varela (Janie), David Varela (Rose), Johnny Varela (Pat) and Ricky Varela (Cindy) all of Cuero.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Thu
22
Dec

Ronald Ledbetter, Sr.

Ronald Stuart Ledbetter, Sr. of Cuero went to celebrate Christmas with his Savior on Dec. 21, 2016. He was born Aug. 25, 1942 to Dorothy and S. “Led” Ledbetter. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and baby brother, Andrew. Ron grew up in Cuero and Forth Worth. He attended Texas Christian University, Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria where he received his accounting degree. Ron is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy Schultz Ledbetter; son, Ron Ledbetter, Jr. and wife Christine; grandson, Trevor Ledbetter and numerous family members and friends.

Wed
21
Dec

Susanne Audilet

Susanne Audilet, 72, of Yorktown, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  She was born June 4, 1944 in Nixon, to the late Alvin Warnasch and Norah Ledwig.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Yorktown.  She was a Sunday School teacher, and a hairdresser for over 50 years. She was also a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout leader and a life member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary.  She enjoyed spending time in her garden, traveling abroad, and her three cats, Meme, Shadow and Fluffy.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Alton Audilet, of Yorktown; her children, Scarlett (Allen Joe) Moeller of Cuero, Brett (Terri) Audilet of Hardin, Crystal (Michael) Alvarez of Yorktown; grandchildren, Jake Moeller, Candace Moeller, Alexis Alvarez and Kobe Alvarez; and brother, James Warnasch.
A family visitation will be 4 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Massey Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wed
21
Dec

Allison Mathis

Allison Marie Mathis was granted her angel wings and quietly departed this life on Dec. 3, 2016 at the family home in Cross, South Carolina. Allison was a kind and gentle being that embraced the Fruits of the Spirit.

Mathis was born Jan. 4, 1985 to Edna Cooper Mathis and the late Elder Robert Mathis Sr. She was reared in Cross, South Carolina and led to Christ at an early age. She was baptized at Rock Outreach Healing Ministry in St. Stephen, South Carolina. Allison graduated from Cross High School and attended South Carolina State University where she received a BA Degree in Health and Consumer Science. She later attended Trident Technical College pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts.

Thu
15
Dec

Sacarias Calderon

Sacarias Calderon, 84, of Cuero passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. She was born Sept. 6, 1932 in Goliad to Antonio and Juanita Garza Alvarez. Mrs. Calderon enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking. She also enjoyed fixing broken appliances from washing machines to lawn mowers.

She is survived by her daughters, Teodora Castillo and Rosemary Enriquez both of Cuero and Mary Verret of Victoria; son, Santos Calderon, Jr. of Cuero; sisters, Barbara Calderon of Goliad, Tomasita Castillo, Helen Alvarez and Nicky Tobar all of Westhoff; brothers, Dionicio Alvarez and George Alvarez both of Goliad; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Santos Calderon, Sr.; infants, Teodora Calderon and Santos Calderon; and brothers, Jesse Alvarez and Andrew Alvarez.

Thu
15
Dec

Antonia Aleman

Antonia B. Aleman, 91, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. She was born June 4, 1925 in Concrete to Manuel and Martina Ramirez Barbosa. Antonia married Andrew Aleman, Jr. on Feb. 16, 1948.She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She also served on the Gualapañas  Bereavement Committee.

She is survived by her daughter,  Patricia Aleman; sons, David Aleman and Donald Aleman (Cindy); grandsons, David Allen, Phillip Aleman and Daniel Aleman; five great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Anthony Aleman.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with a rosary at 9:40 a.m. Funeral mass to begin at 10 a.m. with Father David Berger officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Tue
13
Dec

Sylvia Garibay

Sylvia Ann Garibay, age 57, of Cuero passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. She was born Feb. 27, 1959 in Cuero to the late Andrew and Consepcion Gonzales Galindo. 

She is survived by her husband Vincent Garibay, brothers Andrew (Lydia) Galindo Jr., and Adam Galindo, sisters Judy Rodriguez and Debra (Brian) Grahmann.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Danny Galindo.

A rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 with Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.masseyfh.com.

Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, TX 361-564-2900.

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