Evelyn Bolds

Evelyn Bolds entered into eternal rest on Sept. 26, 2016 at the age of 79.

She was born on Aug. 16, 1937 to the late Ned and Arlinda Wilson Battles in Cuero.

Ms. Bolds worked for 45 years in long term care as an administrator, marketing admission, social and recreation activities, and was a lobbyist for the elderly.

She is survived by her daughter Shirley Lewis; brothers Minister James Jackson, Sr., Ned Battles, and Troy Battles; sisters Norma Mayfield and Pearline Burton; grandchildren Rev. Virgil Lewis, Minister Terrence Lewis, Krishnar Lewis, and Chandra Joi (Keith) Wade; great grandchildren Jared Nichols, Allegria Lewis Wright, J’Khaylaughn Lewis, James Lewis, Justice Lewis, JaNe’ Lewis Odoms, Tyrese Lewis, Jordan Lewis Odoms, Micah Lewis, Jaliona Lewis, Malachi Lewis, Keith Lewis Wade, Joseph Wade and Jaene Lewis.


Conrow Moritz

Conrow Carl Moritz, 69, passed away on Sept. 25, 2016. A very aggressive cancer took him away quickly and way too soon.

Conrow was born Sept. 15, 1947 in Cuero to Erwin and Leona Moritz. Growing up on a farm in Meyersville and being a son, he learned early what it meant to work. Conrow married the love of his life, Jackie Asbury, on April 27, 1966. He moved to Cuero as a young adult and lived there the remainder of his life.

Conrow loved the outdoors. He spent his retirement taking care of cattle in a couple of locations. He had a herd of sheep so he had some beautiful white Great Pyrenees dogs he was proud of to herd and protect them. He was also known in the local area as the “chicken man” for his tasty chickens and eggs. His flock included a variety of colorful chickens, turkeys, and guinea fowl from which he also incubated their eggs. He never stopped working even when he could have or even when he was in pain.


Albert Hadamek II

Albert “Bubba” Hadamek II, 60, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He was born Aug. 20, 1956 in Cuero to Albert and Nellwyn Riddell Hadamek. Albert graduated from Spring Branch High School in 1975. He was a hard working tradesman and was a member of the Cuero Masonic Lodge #409.

He is survived by his father, Albert Hadamek of Waller; sister Sandra Eubanks (Harold)of Houston; brother  Terry Hadamek of Bellville; niece Krysta Marberry of Houston; nephew Corey Marberry (Kristi) of Houston; great-nieces, Kayla and Kassidy Marberry of Houston; and great-nephew Colin “Bubba” Marberry of Houston.

He is preceded in death by his mother Nellwyn Riddell Hadamek; grandparents, Hattie and S.E. Hadamek of Cuero, Terry and Gladys Riddell of Cotulla; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


Martha Hudgeons

Martha L. Buch Hudgeons, 75, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at home. She was born April 14, 1941 in Edgar to William H. and Lorene Buch. Martha graduated Cum Laude from Cuero High School in May of 1959. While in high school Martha worked as well as attended classes at Baldwin Business College in Yoakum, Texas where she received  numerous certificates, acknowledgements and diploma.

Martha married her high school sweetheart, Gary Arlon Hudgeons, on June 7, 1959, by Pastor N.A. Sanders at the First Baptist Church of Cuero. She worked at DeWitt Co. ASCS Office and retired in July of 1996. Martha found joy and happiness in many things such as gardening, cooking, sewing, being outdoors, hunting and fishing with her husband, traveling and spending time with family, especially her granddaughters Rachael and Cari.


Rex "Dutch" Schorre

Rex Blane “Dutch” Schorre, 64, of Cuero, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at his residence. Rex was born to Elwyn F. and Charlotte Anne Schorre in the Burns Memorial Hospital in Cuero, Texas. He graduated from Cuero High School in 1970. During his high school years, he was a member of the Cuero High School Band playing the clarinet and the bass clarinet. It was during this time he received his nickname and CB handle of “Dutch.” During the Vietnam Conflict, Rex enlisted in and was honorably discharged from the National Guard. In 1977 “Dutch” began his career as a fireman for the City of Cuero from which he retired in 2003.


Rev. Mary Carolyn Self-Sager

The Reverend Mary Carolyn Self-Sager, passed away Sept. 9, 2016. She was born April 12, 1942 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Theodore Farley Self and Katie Belle Brown Self.

She graduated in 1960 from Ft. Smith Senior High School and attended Austin College in Sherman for two years prior to her marriage to Ronald Stevenson in 1962. She attended the University of Texas at Austin for one year and graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin with a B.L.S. in Adult Education and a minor in Criminal Justice.

Rev. Self- Sager also graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest with an M.Div. in 1987. She was ordained as a Lutheran Minister in 1990 and served in Richey and Lambert, Montana, Point Comfort and Tivoli. She was placed on disability in 1995 with multiple sclerosis.


Services for Scott Benfield

Scott Benfield of San Marcos passed away on September 8, 2016 at the age of 50. He was born on December 11, 1965 in San Antonio, Texas to Fred and Kathleen (Nagel) Benfield.
Scott was a fun loving person who loved to be with his family and friends. He loved to golf, hunt, bowl and bar-b-que. He was a devoted and faithful man of the Hays Praise Emmaus group. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Edwin and Edna Nagel; and his aunt, Sandra Machen.


Consuelo Villarreal

Consuelo ‘Connie’ Villarreal, age 95, was born on April 23, 1921 to Justo Esquibel and Felipa Segura Esquibel in Dodge City, Kansas. She was called home on Sept. 7, 2016. She met her husband, Ramon S. Villarreal Jr., while he was stationed in Dodge City, Kansas during WWII. They were married in Del Rio, Texas in July 1944. They lived in Del Rio and Dodge City, then retired to Cuero.

Everyone knew her as ‘Grandma Connie.’ No one came to her house and left hungry. She was known for her laughter, her loving terms of endearment and her cooking. She welcomed everyone; she was a nurturer. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was dearly loved by them. 


Nellie Scott

Nellie Barfield Scott, 100, of Cuero passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. She was born June 16, 1916 in Nursery to the late Archie and Jessie Myers Barfield. Nellie married, Elmo L. Scott, Sr. on June 1, 1940 in Cuero. She was a great baker whose love for cooking brought joy to many friends, family and church members.

She is survived by godson, Rev. W. Jeffrey Campbell of Houston; grandchildren, Andrea M. Scott of Cuero and Erica Glover of Victoria.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmo L. Scott, Sr.; son Elmo Scott, Jr.; sisters, Janie Fisher, Jessie Lee Barfield, Willie Mae Knox and Birdie Livingston; and brother, John Barfield.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery with the Rev. W. Jeffrey Campbell as Officiant and Rev. Samuel Jenkins as Eulogist.

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Joe Schwab

Joe Edwin Schwab, Jr., 89, of Victoria, passed away to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. He was born Feb. 1, 1927 in Yoakum to Joe and Katherine Rush Schwab. Joe is survived by his loving wife, June Nell Schwab; sons, James Schwab and wife, Michaelene, Joe Schwab III and Norma. He also leaves behind grandchildren Michael Schwab and Carmen Schwab and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Karl and Shelton Schwab.


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