J'Kalen Holman

J’Kalen Holman passed into eternal rest on March 30, 2016 at the age of 21. He was born on Sept. 2, 1994 in Cuero to Charles Jerome Winborne, Sr. and the late Ethosha L. Holman. 

He is survived by his brother Tyler Hargrove, father Charles Jerome Winborne, Sr.; step-brothers and sisters: Kiarra Clark (Dwayne), Darnell Page, Kichelle Winborne, Charles J. Winborne, Jr., and Chanse Winborn; his maternal grandparents Johnal and Viola M. Holman; maternal, great-grandmother, Pat Barnett; and paternal, grandmother Hattie Winborne.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ethosha L. Holman; maternal, great-grandmother Lorene Holman; maternal, great-grandfather Arthur Barnett; and paternal, grandfather Charles L. Winborne.

The family will hold a viewing on Thursday, April 7 at Trinity Church, 2009 N. Clinton Street in Cuero beginning at 11 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. with Minister Jon Coker officiating. 


Victor Garcia

Victor B. Garcia of Cuero - father, brother, uncle, cousin, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend - passed into eternal rest on March 24, 2016.

Victor was born in Goliad, where he enjoyed family, his horses and being outdoors. Victor worked as a back hoe operator, where he retired after 37 years.

He is survived by five children, numerous brothers and sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, Juan Garcia and Victoria Barrera, also four children and siblings.

They will receive friends and relatives for a memorial service Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Victory Family Church in Cuero.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Cuero Nursing & Rehab staff, Dr. Heard and Hospice.


Catherine T. Regan (Cici)

Catherine T Regan (Cici), 67, of Yorktown, formerly of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., passed away peacefully on March 27, 2016. Cici was born on Aug. 16, 1948 in the Bronnx, N.Y. to the late James and Catherine Regan of Staten Island, N.Y. When she was 13 years old, she became the foster child of the late Joseph and Beatrice Sullivan of Staten Island, N.Y.

Cici was a loving, kindhearted and caring person. To know her was to love her. She worked for the Primrose Cottage where she enjoyed passing her love of fashion on to others. Cici was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cuero where she loved her church family as much as her own.


Ruby Gibson

Ruby Lee Gibson, 73, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Cuero Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Campville, Florida on Oct. 31, 1942 to Eddie and Rosa Lee Gibson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by three sons; Stanfield Hunter (Annie) of Abilene, Harland Shade, Jr. of Cuero, Terry Shade, Sr. (Anita) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and daughter Mona Shade of Seattle, Washington; two brothers, Lester Gibson of Chicago, Illinois and Bobby Gibson (Lorraine) of Phoenix, Arizona; sister, Catherine Rivers of Waldo, Florida; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at the New Testament Holiness Church, Pastor Calvis Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.


Manuela Anzaldua

Manuela T. Anzaldua, 90, of Cuero passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925 in Yoakum to Miguel and Mary Trevino.

She is survived by Rudolph Diaz, Armando Diaz, Ismael Anzaldua, Alex Anzaldua, Larry Anzaldua, Arturo Anzaldua, Jr., Lawrence Anzaldua, Jake Anzaldua and Alfred Anzaldua; sisters, Jose T. Zapata, Eugenia Munoz, Martha Garza, Mary Trevino; brother Eloy Trevino; 39 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Amelia Diaz Renteria, Erlinda Diaz Renteria; sons, Alfonzo Diaz, Moses Trevino; sister, Margaret T. Renteria; brothers, Miguel Trevino, Jr. and Pete Trevino.

Manuela was cared for by Ruby Diaz, Jessica Valdez and Mamie Shefield.


Gloria Franklin

Gloria Mae Holmes Franklin, 71, passed into eternal rest March 23, 2016. She was born to the late Willie Holmes Sr. and the late Lucille Houston in Ganado Aug. 22, 1944.

She is survived by her children Carlton (Chairita) Franklin Sr. and Carolyn Barnett. 

She is also survived by her siblings: Glenn Holmes, Willie Leslie Holmes Jr. and Audrey Taylor; as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her son, Mark Franklin.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28 at Heritage Funeral Home beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lonnie Franklin Sr. To leave a comforting message or to share a fond memory, please visit


Jerry Comstock

Jerry M. Comstock, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. He was born March 12, 1933 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma to Miles and Virginia Comstock. Jerry married the love of his life, Brenda Morehouse, on Jan. 18, 1982 in Huntington, West Virginia. He was a pipeliner with local Union #798.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughters, Janet Comstock Simoneau of New Braunfels and Angie Morehouse Coste of La Vernia; sons, Jerry Martin Comstock, Jr. of Manhatten Beach, California, James Melton Comstock of Victoria, Jeffrey Clint Comstock of Port Aransas; sister, Virginia Lee Mokry of Austin; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Joshua Eugene Comstock and brother Miles Monte Comstock, Jr.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor George Yarborough officiating.


Vivian Thomas

Vivian Thomas (Gardner), 76, of Cuero, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. She was born on March 2, 1940 to the late Ira Sr. and Leola Gardner of Cuero. Vivian accepted and professed her love of Jesus Christ at an early age and united with Brothers Chapel United Methodist Church and later with the First United Methodist Church in Cuero.

Vivian attended Daule High School and later went on to Victoria College and earned her CNA and Medication certification. She was employed by Cuero Community Hospital and then went on to work for Mrs. J. Carter Thomas as a caregiver and Margaret (Missy) Thomas for many years until her health declined. Vivian married the love of her life, Tommy Thomas, on Dec. 24, 1964. She was a wonderful wife and mother of nine children, five daughters, four sons and the proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


Brandon Hull

Brandon Keith Hull, 30, of Cuero and La Porte passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was born June 12, 1985 in Houston to Jeanette Jardina and the late Brian Keith Hull.  Brandon worked with computer software and enjoyed playing computer games.

Brandon is survived by his mother, Jeanette Jardina of La Porte; grandparents, JC and Mary Ann Hull of Cuero; and brother, Christopher Keith Hull.

He is preceded in death by his father, Brian Keith Hull.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at

Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.


Kenneth Cooper

Heaven gained an angel when, on March 17, 2016, Kenneth W. Cooper passed from this life to live with our Lord at the age of 75. He was born on May 27, 1940 to the late Riley G. and Norma Lee Cooper in Pleasanton, Texas. He lived there until he began working for DuPont as an operator and then mechanic, moving his family to Meyersville. He worked for DuPont for 28 ½ years before being medically retired in 1996.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, mechanic, and gardener. Devoted to his wife and girls, he spent countless hours of time with helping on 4-H animals and projects, and he took great pride and happiness in all his grandchildren. Those that knew him readily saw his integrity, honesty, work ethic and willingness to help others.


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