Teresa “Terri” Lea Blevins

February 3, 1962 ~ May 17, 2022

Teresa “Terri” Lea Blevins, 60, of Lytle, Texas, left this world on May 17, 2022. Terri passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones.
Terri was born on February 3, 1962, to Leslie Blevins and Norma “Suttor” Blevins, in Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Terri spent most of her life in Lytle, Texas, raising her two children, Cassy Harvey and Leslie Aguinaga and her granddaughter, Dakota Blevins.
Terri loved horses, trail rides, country music and above all her family. She spent countless hours as a young teenager, selflessly caring for her ill mother. She was a devoted daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. She had a gentle spirit and the bluest eyes. Her laughter was infectious and her love limitless.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Norma Blevins; brother-in-law, Ken Lee; and her beloved dog’s, Sassy and Missy.
Terri is survived by her daughter’s, Cassy Harvey and Leslie Aguinaga; grandchildren, Dakota Blevins, Rowdy and Cashlynn Harvey, Nevaeh, Tristyn, Sophia, Addaleigh and Zayven Aguinaga; great-grandchildren, Jaiden and Malakai Hunter; sisters, Cindy Montes and Bernie Lee; brothers, Jimmy Cooper, Edgar Blevins and Wayne Blevins; and numerous nieces and nephews
Anyone wishing to sign the online guestbook, share memories or issue condolences to the family, may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 14822 Main Street, Lytle, Texas 78052.

Maria Yolanda Cassiano

Maria Yolanda Cassiano, 66 of Devine, TX, gained her wings on May 27, 2022 in San Antonio, TX. She was born in Eagle Pass, TX to Felix and Antonia Rangel on November 13, 1955. She married Oscar Cassiano in 1978 in Carrizo Springs, TX.
Yolanda is preceded in death by her father Felix Rangel, mother Antonia Rangel and granddaughter Zayra Galindo.
She is survived by her husband Oscar Cassiano, daughters Venessa Rangel and Pete Valdez, Rebecca Cassiano, Melvie Cassiano and Wes Richardson, sons Felix Rangel and Jessica Reyes, Joe Rangel, Jose Mendoza, Oscar Cassiano and Mike Cassiano. She had 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 2pm to 9pm. Prayer services will begin at 7pm at Faith Baptist Church in Devine, TX. located at 575 State Highway 132 N.
Burial services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10am at the Evergreen Cemetery in Devine, TX.
Services entrusted to Franklin Funeral Home, Floresville, TX.

Violet Virginia Doyal

Violet Virginia Doyal passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at the age of 95. She was born April 17, 1927 in Needville, Texas to the late Lawrence E. and Lena Cloudt Boone. Violet graduated from Richmond High School in 1944, where she was proud to have been a member of the band and the pep squad. She had a brief career in the business world that included working with the first generation of computer punch cards. Her life’s career was doing what she treasured most – loving and caring for her family.
She was an excellent cook, who particularly loved to bake. She loved sewing, raising birds, listening to music, and especially visiting over a hot cup of coffee. Violet had a kind, sweet spirit, a great sense of humor and an endless desire and ability to engage with anyone she met.
In her later years, she treasured the company of her beloved dog, Angel, and enjoyed teaching her tricks. She loved her Lord and Savior and worshipping at Calvary Grace Baptist Church. Violet was cherished by her family and will be carried in their hearts forever.
She is survived by her sister and best friend, Leatrice Wood of Devine, sons, Darrel (Sherra) Gan of San Antonio, Wayne (Debi) Gan of Houston, Dana (Ginger) Gan of San Antonio; stepsons Odis (Carol) Doyal of Llano, Mike (Virginia) Doyal of Sierra Blanca, and Tom Doyal of Austin; nine grandchildren, Shelby Sharrett, Megan Preece, Macey Gan, Kenny Gan, Tony Gan, Tiffany Gan, Eric Gan, Megan Gan and Wesley Gan, seven great-grandchildren and four nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Doyal was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Odis W. Doyal, Sr. of Devine, and sister, Lois Roberson of Dilley.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Calvary Grace Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. The service was held at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Johnny Melancon officiating. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Eric Gan, Wesley Gan, Aaron Cantu, Benjamin Strus, Joel Melancon and Robert Rodriguez.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Argent Court for their care of Violet, as well as her special friends and loving caregivers Isabella Garcia and Norma Flores. Additional thanks to Vinnie Vinzetta and Jason Eggleston at KENS5, whose telling of Violet’s story gave her immense joy during her final days.
If friends so desire, memorials may be made to Calvary Grace Baptist Church, 1009 N. Teel St., Devine, TX 78016 or to the American Diabetes Association.

Noe Joel Gonzalez

November 5, 1946 – May 15, 2022

Noe Joel Gonzalez, also known as, “The Mexican Rooster”,  passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Big Foot, Texas, at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 10 days.
Noe was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on November 5, 1946, to Adan K. Gonzalez and Portiria Perez.  He resided in Corpus Christi, Texas for 22 years.
He was drafted into the Army in 1967.  He served 2 years and left with a rank of E-5.
Noe was also a volunteer with the Big Foot Fire Department for 3 years.  
He was self-employed for 50 years.
Noe leaves behind wonderful memories for all of his friends and family.
May he be with God forever.
He is proceeded in death by his father; Adan K. Gonzalez, mother; Portiria Perez, sister; Barbara Gonzalez, brother(s); Raul, Robert, and George Gonzalez
He survived by his son(s); Bert Luis Gonzalez (Edith) of Corpus Christi, Texas, Noe Jay Gonzalez (Sandra) of San Antonio, Texas, sister; Gloria Cirlos (Arturo) of Corpus Christi, Texas, brother(s);  Henry Gonzalez, Rudy Gonzalez (Maria) of Corpus Christi, Texas, David Gonzalez (Maria Antonia) of Corpus Christi, Texas and Other Survivors; (3) Grandchildren; Noel Anthony Gonzalez, Ethan Jay Gonzalez, and Chelsea R. Gonzalez and numerous nieces and nephews
In lieu of Flowers, send donations to Big Foot Department.
Place of rest, Coastal Bend State Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Franklin Funeral Home of Floresville, Texas.

Mrs Balbina “Bally” Sanchez

Mrs. Balbina “Bally” Sanchez, a longtime resident of Little Village, Chicago, IL and previous resident of Devine, Texas, passed away on May 19, 2022. Mrs. Sanchez was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 23, 1957.
She is survived by her siblings, Louis Sanchez, and Alicia Rodriguez of Chicago, Illinois, Beatrice Avalos, Yolanda P. Gutierrez and Husband Rick Gutierrez of Devine, Texas and her children Martin Howard, Oso, and Summer, her five grandchildren: Eli and Eliana Howard, Za’riah and Amari Howard and Olivia Rodriguez. Nieces: Erica and husband Daryl L. Schofield, Jr. of Devine, Miranda, Appollonia, and Beatrice Avalos of Devine, Alexandria and husband Juan Blanco of Devine, Texas and Nephew Rudy Rodriguez of Devine, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Friend, aunt and godmother to many, she joins in death her parents Soledad Morales and Isaiah Sanchez, Sr., her husband of 27 years Gregory L. Howard, sisters Mary Lu Ruiz, Lydia Perez and Rose Rodgers and brothers Isaiah Sanchez, Jr. and Lucio Sanchez.
Quick to lend a helping hand any way she could, through any trials and tribulations, which there were many, a stern woman with a great sense of humor, a lover of plants and animals, medicine woman, owner of the biggest movie collection this side of Texas. A big heart filled with love to love whoever needed it! She was loved by many and taken from us too soon. We find peace knowing she is no longer feeling the many pains of this world and will be reunited with our lost loved ones joining them to help protect us all from up above.
Services by Franklin Funeral Home.

Betty Ann Morris-Buechler

Betty Ann Morris-Buechler passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the age of 81. She was born March 15, 1941, in Medina County, Texas to the late Lucille and Ira West. Betty graduated from Natalia High School in 1959 and married James E. Morris in 1960. She loved fishing, gardening, and being outdoors. She had a great love for all animals, especially her beloved faithful companion, KoKo. Betty cherished and loved her family more than anything. We will all miss her so much and carry her in our hearts forever.
Betty is survived by her son, James Morris (Melinda); daughter.
Rhonda Morris Martinez (David); her four grandchildren, Tessa Martinez, Barret, Brittney, Brice (Lauren) Morris; two great-grandsons, James and John Morris.
She is preceded in death by her parents, stepdad Oscar Koenig; brother, Alvin Hagen; sister Norma Hagen-Moore; first husband, James Morris, and second husband, Karl Buechler; faithful companion, KoKo.
Visitation was held Monday, May 23, 2022, 11:00 A.M. with Celebration of Life starting at 1:00 P.M. Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine, Texas with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the online guestbook at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 303 W. College Ave., Devine, Texas 78016, (830) 663-4445.

Kim (Hamilton) Hunter

While holding Matt’s hand, Kim left us on the early morning of Sunday, May 22, 2022. Of course that day – Sunday being the resurrection of Jesus, a time of Sabbath, the day of rest and worship for Jews and Christians. Kim entered the gates of heaven where she began living eternal life because of her faith and love of God and acceptance and teachings of Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior who died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead.
Kim was born on Tuesday, December 23rd, 1975, in Jourdanton, Texas and grew up in Devine, TX. She left Devine in 1994 to attend and graduate college in San Angelo; briefly lived in San Antonio; married and moved to Midland for 10 years; returned to San Angelo for 10 years; and then finally settling with her family in the beautiful community of Aledo, Texas.
Kim followed Jesus and fearlessly proclaimed Him as her Lord and Savior; she was a tireless and passionate mother to Hodge and Holt; a best friend and loving wife to Matt for almost 22 years; a top performing pharmaceutical sales representative; a director of Angelo State University’s Alumni Center; a former college cheerleader, coach and judge; a Midland Junior League Member; a Mother’s in Prayer warrior; for a time, a Classical Conversations Homeschool mom; a daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, best friend and a natural-born leader.
Stage 4, metastatic breast cancer couldn’t hold her down; she lived on for over a decade because of her immense love for her children and Matt. We will cherish the legacy of her fight and her passion for sharing God’s love for all. We had 46 years to love Kim, but that will never be enough time for those of us left here without her.
Kim is survived by her husband Matt, son Hodge, and daughter Holt of Aledo, TX; older brother, Jeffery Hamilton and family of Art, TX; older sister, Stacy Sparagna and family of San Diego, CA; parents George and Gayle Hamilton of Devine, TX; brother-in-law, Mark Hunter and family of Midland, TX; sister-in-law, Mikel Erdwurm and family of Midland, TX; in-laws Herb and Debbie Hunter of Midland, TX.
We shall all join you someday sister; we love you endlessly and forever.
Funeral Ceremony – 11:00 am. Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Trinity Bible Church 4936 E Interstate 20 Service Rd S, Willow Park, TX 76087. An online streaming link of the service will be provided on Kim, Stacy and Gayle’s Facebook page on Friday the 27th.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm St., Weatherford, Texas 76086, 817-594-2747.

Raynaldo Ramirez, Jr.

Raynaldo Ramirez, Jr., age 40 of Devine, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He was born on February 9, 1982, to parents, Raynaldo Ramirez, Sr. and Rose Marie Monreal, in Hondo, Texas.
Raynaldo is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Lucia Ramirez, paternal grandfather, Ignacio Ramirez, Sr., maternal grandmother, Virginia Gallegos.
He is survived by his maternal grandfather, Jose Maria Gallegos; Father, Raynaldo Ramirez, Sr. and wife, Rose Ann Ramirez, Mother, Rose Marie Monreal and husband, Anselmo Monreal, Jr.; wife, Andrea Ramirez; children, Raynaldo Nathan Ramirez, Shailey Marie Ramirez, Ethan Juan Ramirez, Isabella Raelynn Ramirez, Zayden Alexander Ramirez, Damian James McGee; sisters, Sabrina Ann Ramirez, Vanessa Ramirez, Jessica Marie Ramirez; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness.
Visitation was held Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with Rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M. Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine, Texas. Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 10:00 A.M. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Devine, Texas with interment to follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the online guestbook may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 303 W. College Ave., Devine, Texas 78016, (830) 663-4445.

Bigfoot man killed in horrible crash

We regret to report that Mr. Noel J Gonzalez, 75, of Bigfoot, lost his life in a horrible accident this past Sunday, May 15.
According to DPS, “On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at approximately 06:55pm, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a crash on FM-472 just north of Bigfoot in Frio County. Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage was traveling south on FM-472.”
“The driver of the Mitsubishi veered off the roadway before striking a fence post causing the vehicle to rollover. The driver of the Mitsubishi was identified as Noel J. Gonzalez, 75, of Bigfoot, and was pronounced deceased on scene. There were no other injuries sustained as a result of the crash. The investigation is ongoing and no more details are available at the time of this release. The next of kin has been notified.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved in this tragic accident.