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DEATH NOTICE-Belen Mercado

MISSION – Belen Mercado passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Virgil Wilson Mortuary in Mission. Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

OBIT-Maria Guadalupe Ibarra

MISSION – Maria Guadalupe Ibarra, 63, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home in Mission.

Visitation is planned for Friday, Oct. 24, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Virgil Wilson Mortuary in Mission.

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DEATH NOTICE-Maria Guadalupe Ibarra

MISSION – Maria Guadalupe Ibarra, 63, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home in Mission. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Virgil Wilson Mortuary in Mission.

OBIT-Jose Roberto Cavazos

MISSION - Jose Roberto Cavazos was born in Mission Texas on March 28, 1931, to Roberto and Isabel Cavazos.

He graduated from Mission High School and was a truck driver all his life. He was a member of the Catholic church.

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OBIT-James Alexander Flores

EDINBURG/MISSION – Army National Guard Specialist James Alexander Flores, 20, of Edinburg, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

He was born on Nov. 5, 1993, in McAllen to Zenaida Flores. He graduated from Sharyland High School in 2012 where he was active in the JROTC program. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and continued to train as an infantryman where he received various honors and awards. He was also employed by Tomahawk Resources as a casing field hand. He continued to mentor students in the Sharyland JROTC program.

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OBIT-Angelica C. Navarro

LA JOYA - Angelica C. Navarro, 78, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Lifecare Hospital in McAllen.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1936, in Encino to Tomas and Clara Casas.

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OBIT-Jose R. Perez

McALLEN/MISSION – Jose R. Perez, 73, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at his home in McAllen.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1941, at San Jose Ranch near San Isidro to Leonardo and Benita T. Perez. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966. He retired from the USDA with 37 years of service.

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OBIT-Arlo Kenneth Zink

MISSION – Arlo Kenneth Zink, 77, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at his home.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners.

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DEATH NOTICE-Angelica C. Navarro

LA JOYA – A funeral mass for Angelica C. Navarro will held on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. at San Jose Catholic Church in Havana. Burial will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Lazaro N. Ponce

MISSION - Lazaro N. Ponce, 89, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at McAllen Medical Center.

DEATH NOTICE-Marcelina Valdez

PENITAS - Marcelina Valdez, 84, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Lord and I Memorial Chapel in Peñitas.

OBIT-Luis F. Gonzalez

MISSION - Luis Gonzalez, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Las Palmas Healthcare Center in McAllen.

He was born in Mission on Oct. 31, 1935 and was a lifelong resident of Mission.

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DEATH NOTICE-Angelica Toral

MISSION – A funeral mass for Angelica Toral will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Arlo Alvarez

MISSION - Visitation for Arlo Alvarez will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Librado Varela

MISSION - Librado Varela, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at McAllen Medical Center. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.

OBIT-Eddie L. Hughes

MISSION - Eddie L. Hughes, 93, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Pax Villa Hospice Facility in McAllen.

Mrs. Hughes was born on Oct. 28, 1920 in Hayworth, Okla. to H.O. Wallace and Lena Morgan Wallace and came to the Valley when she was 10 years old. On Dec. 6, 1936, she married W.E. "Buster" Hughes in Mercedes. They live at Ft. Brown in Brownsville until Mr. Hughes finished his military service and were married for 52 years.

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