Obituaries

Wed
27
Jan

Bob Farris

Robert “Bob” W. Farris, Sr., 91, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. He was born Oct. 1, 1924 in Houston to Bob and Muriel Farris. Bob married the love of his life, Maxine Marie Knodel, Feb. 16, 1951. He served in the United States Air Force as a Navigator flying special night missions during the Korean War. Bob started his automobile career at Byron Brown Oldsmobile in Houston, then continued his career at Bud Moore Chevrolet until 1976 when he purchased his dealership in Cuero, until he retired in 2008 at the age of 83. He was very active in the Cuero VFW Post 3972 for many years, was a long time Mason, and a member of Cuero First United Methodist Church for over 40 years. Bob loved being around his family and helping them when needed. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will truly be missed by all; “he was a true gentleman.”
 
Wed
27
Jan

Mary Polinard

Mary Elizabeth Cheatham Polinard, age 89 of Cuero, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 in Gatesville. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cuero with visitation following. Officiating will be the Rev. Steve Digby of Memorial Christian Church in Houston and the Rev. Bill Cotman of First Presbyterian Church in Cuero.
 
Mary was the daughter of Thomas C. Cheatham, and Katie Lewis Cheatham. She was born on July 13, 1926 and was raised in Cuero, graduating from Cuero High School. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a B.A. in Bacteriology.
 
Tue
26
Jan

Genaro C. Rios Sr.

Genaro C. Rios Sr. 66, of Yorktown, passed away Saturday Jan. 16, 2016. He was born Mar. 21, 1949 in Yorktown to Elisa Cantu Torres and the late Obigilio Rios Sr.

He is survived by his wife Rosie Rios of Yorktown, daughter Brenda Best of San Antonio, son Genaro Rios Jr. of Yorktown, his mother Elisa Torres, grandson Aidan Weise and granddaughter Brilye Campbell. He is also survived by five brothers and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by Baby daughter Melissa Rios and son Jaimie Rios, his father and two brothers.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 19. Rosary started at 7 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 20 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment  followed at San Luis Catholic Cemetery.

Tue
26
Jan

Linda Jo Hicks

Linda Jo Hicks, age 68, of Gillett, passed away January 16, 2016 in Seguin. She was born on Nov. 18, 1947 in Orange, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, William W. and Joan L. (Wilkinson) Hunter, and a son, Brian Hicks. Linda is survived by her husband, Buck Hicks; her children: John Stewart, Gary Marr and wife Vicky, Mike Marr, Candace Spinney and husband Mark, and Clint Hicks and wife Carole; sisters: Sandra Bennett Fulshear and Marie Dickinson Cottrill; brothers: Gary Hunter, Wes Hunter, and David Hunter; her grandchildren: Kim, Alex, Will, Chris, Aaron, Travis, Danielle, Rhiannon, Jean-Luc, Ryan and Kyle; a great-grandchild, Brayden; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

Mon
25
Jan

Josie Carlson

Josie Carlson, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 after a courageous battle with ALS.
 
She was born March 21, 1954 in Yoakum to Thomas and Catarina Hernandez Longoria.
 
She was the church treasurer and member of My Father’s House Church and served as the Praise Team director. She was a long-time hair dresser in Yoakum and a friend to everyone.
 
Survivors are daughters, Tracie Elizondo (Jarred) of Yoakum, Tana Garcia (Adam) of Victoria, Brianna Garza and KayLynn Garza, both of Yoakum; son, Curtis Jacobs (Donna) of Yoakum; five grandchildren; five sisters, Lilly Guiterrez of Victoria, Eva Perez of Yoakum, Mary Cole of Cuero, Janie Gonzales of Cuero and Emma Neubauer of Yoakum; brother, Jesse Longoria of Shiner and all the children that were entrusted to her babysitting care.
 
Mon
25
Jan

Margie Harryman

Margie Marie Harryman, 85, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. She was born Jan. 10, 1931 in Cross Cut, Texas to Richard and Beatrice St. Clair. Margie married the love of her life, Homer L. Harryman, Sr., on June 5, 1948 in Karnes City.
 
She is survived by daughters, Pennye Ressman (Dennis) and Carla Metting (Ernest) of Cuero; son Homer L. Harryman, Jr. (Kathy) of Nursery; sister Nella Stevens Blyler (Howard) of Inverness, Florida; grandchildren, Toby Ressman of Edna, Shane Ressman of Katy, Rae Lynn Ressman of Cuero, Summer Metting of Rockport, Trey Metting of Sugarland, Cody Harryman, Casey Harryman and Chance Harryman of Nursery; and 16 great-grandchildren.
 
She is preceded in death by parents; husband; sister Kathryn Maines; and brother Rodney St. Clair.
 
Fri
22
Jan

Brett Hoffmann

Brett Alexander Hoffmann, 45, of Corpus Christi passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. He was born March 31, 1970 in Corpus Christi to Fred and Rebecca Hoffmann. Brett served in the United States Marine Corps during Desert Storm. He was an expert marksman who loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Brett also had a passion for music from the time he was a small boy.

He is survived by his father Fred Hoffmann, daughter Rebecca Ann Hoffmann and brother Geoffrey Hoffmann.

He was preceded in death by his mother Rebecca Thompson Hoffmann.

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 25 at 12 p.m., with services following at 2 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Geoffrey Hoffmann, Glenn Lewis, Phillip Lara, Darren Carrol, Damion Carrol and Terry Schade.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Donor's choice.

Fri
22
Jan

Elroy Porter

Services for Elroy “Tutum” Porter were held Saturday, Dec. 5 at Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Cuero, Texas. Mr. Porter died Dec. 3, 2015 at the age of 95.

Born on Oct. 21, 1921 in DeWitt County, he was the son of Walter and Erma Porter.

He spent his early developmental years in Cuero. At an early age, Elroy gave his life to Christ uniting with the Brother Chapel Church in Cuero. Worshipping and performing the works of the Lord until he united with Mount Bethel Baptist Church in 1998.

Tue
19
Jan

Braxton Kidd

Braxton Roy “BR” Kidd, 85, of Luling, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. He was born Jan. 13, 1931 in Leesville to Lem Bur Kidd and Elester Pearl Whiddon Kidd. BR married Sytha Hotz on July 13, 1949 in Gonzales and together they hauled a load of cattle to Oklahoma for their honeymoon promptly after the wedding. BR was a member of the American Legion Post 177 and the Luling Cowboy Bible Church. 
 
BR grew up in Leesville, attended school in Leesville and then started working on the family farm to help support his family.
 
Mon
18
Jan

Esteban Navarro

Esteban “Steve” C. Navarro, 88, of Dallas, formerly of Cuero and Port Lavaca, passed away Friday, Jan. 15. He was born Nov. 28, 1927 to the late Delfino and Maria Chavez Navarro. Steve joined the military in 1952, serving in the US Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. He married the love of his life, Dahlia O. Saenz, on May 7, 1967 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cuero. Steve retired from TXDOT after 23 years of service. He was also a member of Our Lady of The Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Knights of Columbus.
 
He is survived by daughters, Rita Reis and husband, Bob, and Mary Navarro, all of Dallas; sisters, Elvira Dimas of San Antonio, Oralia Navarro of Cuero, and Guadalupe Morales of Oklahoma; and grandson, Nathan Reis of Dallas.
 

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