Nelda Elise Franks

Nelda Elise Franks, age 95 of Devine, Texas entered eternal rest on Sunday, January 15, 2023. She was born on May 4, 1927, in Tilmon, Texas to parents, Arthur Benton and Nona May Jackson Franks.
Nelda is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Imogene Taylor; brother, Vores W. Franks.
She is survived by her children, Joel Bryant Kirkpatrick III, Robbie Louise Roberts and husband, Richard, Nancy Lynn Thetford, Steven Glen Franks and wife, Nancy; brother, Harold D. Franks and wife, Helen; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.
Visitation was held on Thursday, January 19, 2023, 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. family to receive friends between 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. Primrose Funeral Services Chapel Devine, Texas. Graveside service was held held on Friday, January 20, 2023, 11:00 A.M. Jeffrey Cemetery located Farm to Market Road 713, 10 miles east of Lockhart, TX and 1 mile West of McMahan, TX. Services will conclude at the Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the online guestbook may do so at www.primrosefuneralservices.com Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service 303 W. College Ave., Devine, Texas, 78016, (830) 663-4445. Email info@primrosefuneralservices.com

Rosa M. Navarro

Rosa M. Navarro passed peacefully on January 10, 2023, from complications of kidney disease. She was born in Devine on May 23, 1949, she was 73 years old.
She is predeceased by her parents Santos and Rosa Ramos.
Survivors include her children: Roger Navarro (Danielle Navarro), Rachel Duran (Raymond Duran); grandchildren Brent Navarro, Janessa I. Cespedes, Sabastian Sandoval, Damian Sandoval, Micco Navarro Sandoval, Audrey Rose Navarro; and great-grandson Henry Navarro.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 1 pm at Primera Iglesia Bautista Betania, 404 E. Hondo, Devine, TX 78016.

Robert “Bob” Jungman

Robert “Bob” Jungman, 76, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 7, 2023. He was born November 26, 1946 in San Antonio to Alex and Ellen (Tschirhart) Jungman.
Bob married his sweetheart Carol Kroeger on January 7, 1967 in San Antonio, TX. In 1979 they moved their family to Yoakum, TX to start a new life in the country.
He was a veteran having served in the US Army Reserve for 20 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a life member of Knights of Columbus. Bob was a salesman for Eddy Packing Company for 11 years. He then continued his sales work with Hermann Sons Life and retired after 23 years. In his spare time, he loved to fish and hunt while enjoying the outdoors.
Family time and gatherings were a very important part of his life. Bob was very good with his hands and enjoyed doing hobbies like: building birdhouses, reloading shells, and mounting deer horns.
Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Carol (Kroeger) Jungman of Yoakum; two daughters, Nancy Jurena and husband Bernard of Yoakum and Annette R. Acosta and husband Rafael Jr. of Cuero; granddaughter, Kayleen Jurena; brother, Curtis J. Jungman and wife Susan of San Antonio and numerous family members and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Robert E. Jungman Jr.; sister Joan M. Underbrink and husband Gary.
Visitation was held Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm with Rosary recited at 6:30 pm at Thiele Cooper Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 11 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church with committal following at St. Joseph Catholic Mausoleum.
Memorials may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yoakum or the donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Thiele Cooper Funeral Home, Yoakum, TX.

James Edwin Bennett, III

February 8, 1955 ~ December 28, 2022

James Edwin Bennett, III, of Natalia, Texas, went to be with the Lord, on December 28, 2022, at the age of 67, in San Antonio, Texas.
James was born on February 8, 1955, to James and Joann Tilton Bennett in Columbus, Ohio.
James served in the United States Army, for 20 years. He served in support of Desert Storm. He was also a member of Lytle VFW Post 12041 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Motorcycle Group of Texas (VFWMGTX), Unit 8.
James is survived by his wife, Petra S. Bennett; brothers, Jack Bennett, Jeffrey Bennett (Kelly), John Bennett and Jody Bennett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Primrose Funeral Services, 14822 Main Street, Lytle, Texas 78052.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 2:15 pm at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209, with Full Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html
Anyone wishing to sign the online guestbook, share memories or issue condolences to the family, may do so at www.primrosefuneralservices.com
Arrangements under the direction of Primrose Funeral Services, 14822 Main Street, Lytle, Texas.

Lois Delean Mangum Wanjura

Lois Delean Mangum Wanjura of Lytle passed away on January 11, 2023 at the age of 95. She was born August 5, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas to the late James Mitchell Mangum and Annie J. Ferguson Mangum.
Lois attended high school in Oklahoma City and then Lytle High School. On June 15, 1946, Lois married Franklin S. Wanjura at the Lytle Methodist Parsonage. They were blessed with seventy years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2016. Lois was a school nurse for Lytle ISD and retired in 1990 after twenty-six years. In addition to being a school nurse, Lois also helped her husband on the farm, all while raising their three children.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Franklin Wanjura, Jr. and Pam of Lytle, Warren Wanjura and Diane of Lytle, and Denise Avants and Roger of San Antonio; grandchildren, Kyle Wanjura, Warren Wanjura, Jr. (Jennifer), Tricia Kelley (Brandon), Tyson Wanjura (Vicki), Clinton Avants (Rebekah), Ashley Avants, and Nadia Robinson; great-grandchildren, Colby Wanjura, Laynie Wanjura, Sarah Kelley, Andrew Kelley, Leo Wanjura, Emily Wanjura, Camden Avants, Averie Cairns, Hailey Cairns, and Wimberly Avants; honorary grandchildren, Caleb and Carson Green; sister-in-law, Bonnie Finnigan; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Franklin S. Wanjura, Sr.; her sister, Elizabeth Peters (Marvin); her brother, James Mangum; and her brother-in-law, Jack Finnigan.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 21, 2023 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Lytle United Methodist Church with the Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Lytle Community Cemetery in Lytle, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lois’ memory to the Lytle Animal Shelter, Lytle Public Library, Lytle UMC, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Visit www.tondre-guinn.com.

Dollie Mae Buser

Dollie Mae Buser of Natalia went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2023 at the age of 70.
On July 6, 1952 Dollie was born in small town Poteet, Texas. Dollie was as a South Texas native all her life; she took great pride in her beautiful state and country. Dollie settled down in Natalia, Texas where she went on to raise 3 beautiful daughters. Dollie served as a bus driver for the local school district for over 25 years. Dollie’s children had children and their children would also later have children bestowing unto her the title she took the most pride in, “Mammie”. She is often remembered as being a Mammie not only to her grandkids, but to many.
Those who knew Dollie appreciated that you could not come by her house without leaving with something in your hands and food in your stomach. Dollie was a bright soul, she would always bring love and laughter to every gathering she attended. Sadly, after a week in the hospital, Dollie’s pain was eased and she gained her wings. She will be loved and missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dollie is preceded in death by her parents, Rolyn “Bill” Stevens, and Annie Mae Stevens; grandparents, William Nelson and Edna Lee, John Stevens and Viola Akers; brothers, William Stevens, and Rolyn Stevens; aunts and uncles, Lonie and Georgia Lou, Ernest and Lily, Ben and Paula, Velma and Edwin Poe, Billie Jo and James, Patsy and James; and cousin, Charlotte Stevens.
Dollie is survived by her children, Viola and Lee, Poo and Derek, Vonda and Mark; aunts and uncles, Nancy and Ray, Jack and Elaine; nieces and nephews, Wendy Lee, Wendy Leigh, Franklin, Roy, Robert, Tommy, TG, Brandon, Wesley, Rolana, and Tynia; grandchildren, Richard, Kassandrah, Savannah, Alisyn, Justin, Trey, Alicia, Emily, and Nickolus; great grandchildren, Colton, Jacob, Eli, Aceton, Cameron, Brady, Jocelyn, Raelynn, Keaghan, Oaklynn, Gracelynn, Madelyn, and Waylon
Services are under the direction and guidance of Camero Funeral Home.

Juanita Torrez Cervantes

Juanita Torrez Cervantes (Nita/Jenny), age 45 of Natalia, Texas entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. She was born August 6, 1977, in San Antonio, Texas.
Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Anunsacian (Chon) and Anita Torrez; brother, Ramon Garcia.
She is survived by her loving husband of thirteen years, Juan Cervantes; sister, Jessica Ferdin (Venancio); five special God-Children; numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 9, 2023, 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. at Primrose Funeral Services in Devine, Texas. Mass will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the online guestbook may do so at www.primrosefuneralservices.com

Gilbert E. Ricord

On Friday, December 9, Gilbert E. Ricord, 66, of Pearsall, Tx, beloved husband, father, brother and friend, passed away. Born to Mannie and Martha Ricord of Devine, Texas, Gilbert was raised alongside his 2 sisters (Elizabeth & Eleanor) and 3 brothers (David, Lonnie & Ricky).
Gilbert worked many years at local tire shops and convenience stores. Those who stopped by will remember his infectious laugh and friendly nature. When not working, he took every opportunity to go fishing. Whether it was along side his brother, Lonnie (Captain), oar at the local pond, going fishing was his happy place.
Gilbert was predeceased by his parents Mannie and Martha Ricord, and his brother David Ricord.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Maria, and their 5 daughters Valerie, Nicole, Estrellita (Jason), Martha (Joseph), and Priscilla (Timothy). There are 3 granddaughters and 5 grandsons who love their Grampi very much.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at San Pablo United Methodist Church.

Barbara Lynn Carr Pacini

Barbara Lynn Carr Pacini, born May 18, 1962, went into the loving arms of the Lord on December, 20, 2022 at the age of 60.
Barbara loved being a mother and grandmother. She was always available to help friends and loved planning special occasions and making beautiful decorations and gifts. She thoroughly enjoyed being an educator and helping children grow and learn in the classroom and in their faith.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by parents Charles Richard Carr & Lee Cowan Carr; her daughter Jacqulynn & Josh Hermann of D’Hanis; and her son John & Monica Pacini of San Antonio; and grandchildren Stella Pacini, Tyson Hermann, and Cassius, Christian, and Cadenece Hermann; and a brother Rick and Barbara Carr.
Barbara earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Houston at Victoria.
Barbara was married to Tony Pacini in Victoria, TX. Born to the marriage were the loves of her life, her children Jackie and John, her two biggest blessings. After they married they moved to Devine, TX where she made lifelong friendships and his parents ran a dairy farm.
She taught in Devine, D’Hanis, and Big Springs. She loved to teach math, which was her favorite subject, and created “Pacini City” to help kids understand the value of money. Everyone had a job with a salary and would have to pay to do certain things.
She taught CCD in Devine and D’Hanis and helped start up the Alter Server program in Devine with her friends.
When Barbara and the kids moved to D’Hanis one of her favorite things to do with her teenage children and their friends was to play board games one night a week. Some of her favorites were Farkle (dice) with the kids, and Euchre with her friends and having movie nights/game nights with her friends and families.
When she retired from teaching Barbara took on a new career selling insurance for Get More Insurance in Devine, TX, with her friends the Sultenfuss’ who were like family to her.
Then, when her parents health started to decline and they needed help she dropped what she was doing to help them day to day. She also made time to take care of her grandson Tyson a couple times a week. She was so excited to become a grandmother, “GIGI” and made both Tyson and Stella newborn clothes and a sleeping pillow.
She loved making clothes for everyone. Barbara hand sewed Jacqulynn’s wedding dress, and made the grandkids many outfits. She even made Stella’s first Halloween costume. She also sewed diaper bags and breastfeeding pillows. Anything they needed she looked up how to make, including rompers when that was all Jackie felt comfortable wearing as her belly grew.
Barbara was super creative, from Halloween costumes growing up (John was a John Deer Tractor) to Jackie’s Mardi Gras themed party where the kids all built their own cardboard boxes. If you had an idea she was able to bring it to life.
More recently she would enjoy the days she got to pick the grandkids up from school and hang out with them until their parents got home. They would always play some sort of board game or card game. She loved gifting them different books series she thought they would be interested in and helped them enjoy reading for fun.
She made a huge impression on everyone she met. Since her passing many ex-students have reached out expressing their love for her 20+ years later. She never met a stranger and always made everyone feel welcome.
Services have been changed to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 14th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Devine. A reception will follow in the hall.

Jacob Sanchez

Jacob Sanchez, age 35, of Bigfoot, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Thursday, January 5, 2023.
He was born November 23, 1987, in San Antonio, Texas to Raul D. Sanchez and Maria Del Jesus Sanchez.
Jacob is preceded in death by his brother, Tony Sanchez.
He is survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Rebecca Renee Powe; daughter, Karli Joy Sanchez; father, Raul D. Sanchez; mother, Maria Del Jesus Sanchez (Oscar); and mom, Yolanda Ornelas, siblings, Raul Sanchez, Jr., Jose Luis Sanchez, David Sanchez (Stephanie), Saily Z. Sanchez (Jessica), Donald Ornelas (Jessica), Suzanna Vasquez (Uriel), Jose Sanchez, Jr., Jeremy Currie (Hilary); nephews, Connor, Isaac, Oliver, Wyatt, and Ryan; nieces, Bailey O., Bailey D., Leighton, Mia, Bella, Mariyah, Chloe, and Aunalyse. Bonus family, James and Jennifer Howard, David and Donna Powe, Eric and Amanda Rodriguez, David, Jr. and Taryn Powe, Chelsi and Sam Hall, & Erika Temple.
Jacob went to live with his Aunt Yolanda in Bigfoot when he was six. He stayed with her through school, and he graduated from Devine ISD in 2006. He continued his education at Texas A&M, graduating in 2016, with his Bachelor of Science.
He landed his dream job, teaching and coaching at Devine ISD in 2016. He taught sixth and eighth grade Science, and coached football, basketball and track, for the last seven years.
Jacob met the love of his life, Becky, while in High School and in 2015, they welcomed their beautiful daughter, Karli Joy Sanchez. He blossomed as a father and was wrapped around Karli’s finger. He was always going above and beyond to provide for his family and make all their dreams come true.
Jacob had a love for the beach. In the summer he would take his family down for weeks at a time to stay in their camper. He woke early and plotted their day of fishing. He was always after the biggest catch. He, also, recently, started taking guitar lessons so he could play and sing to Karli. Their favorite song to sing together was Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.
Jacob loved spending time with his family as often as possible. Football Sundays were spent in Bigfoot watching games and trash talking the other teams and on how, his Titians, were going to win. On the off season it was flea market, Ross, then Game Stop. He loved to find a good deal, and splurged on whatever deal he could find.
Throughout Jacob’s life his love for people shined through in many ways. He initiated a few projects to help his community, mowing yards for those who couldn’t do for themselves, and collecting shoes for students in need. He would often have snacks available in his classroom, and sneak in food for his students, and buy tacos and doughnuts for his colleagues. He was the kind of guy that made you feel like you mattered, no matter what your background was. Jacob would tell you if you were in the wrong, and how to turn it around. He believed in supporting one another, however possible.
Jacob truly felt the calling to be a teacher, not just in the classroom. “I’ve never wanted a student to dread coming to my class, I make sure to tell them, ‘I want to see them everyday’, I tell my kids that I truly do care about them and they become honorary “Sanchez” when they are taught by me.” -Jacob Sanchez.
A Visitation will be held Thursday, January 14, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Primrose Funeral Services, 303 W. College Ave., Devine, Texas 78016.
Funeral Services will be Friday, January 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 308 W. Hondo Ave., Devine, Texas 78016. Interment at Longview Cemetery on CR 2729, Bigfoot, Texas.
If anyone wishes to make a donation to “Jacob’s Love Fund”, an account is set up at Security State Bank, Devine, Texas.
Also, available for donations https://venmo.com/u/jacoblovefund and https://cash.app/$jacoblovefund75
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the online guest book may do so at www.primrosefuneralservices.com