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Hernandez, Alfonso A. Sr.

Alfonso A. Hernandez Sr., 62, of Eagle Lake, died Tuesday, March 22, 1994, at a Galveston hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1932 in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, he was the son of Juan Antonio and Martiana (Agular) Hernandez. In 1950, he married Oralia Perez in Mexico. He was a 20-year resident of Eagle Lake and had been employed as an operator for area sand and gravel plants. Mr. Hernandez was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church .

Funeral services were held Friday March 25 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Mr. Hernandez' sons Jose, Alfonso Jr., Pedro and Roberto Hernandez; son-in-law Chrstino [sic] Ruiz; and his nephew, Martin Lopez.

He is survived by his wife, of Eagle Lake; daughters and sons-in-law, Isabel and Christion Ruiz of Sealy, Martha Hernandez, Sealy, Dora and Everado Holguin, Eagle Lake and Monica and Lupe Fernandez, Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Jose A. and Tereza Hernandez Jr, of Eagle Lake; Jesus and Iisia Hernandez, Eagle Lake, Roberto and Nerminka Hernandez, Wallis and Pedro Hernandez of Eagle Lake; sisters Margarita and Mirthala Hernandez; and brother Santiago Hernandez, all of Mexico; 19 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, March 30, 1994

Hernandez, Ben

Ben Hernandez

Ben Hernandez, 42, of Sealy, formerly of Eagle Lake, passed away on February 29 in San Felipe from injuries received in a car accident.

He was born April 5, 1965 in El Campo the son of Joe L. Sr. and Angela Hernandez.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe L. Hernandez, Sr.

Survivors include his mother, Angela Hernandez of El Campo; sisters, Mary Robertson and husband, C.H. of Wharton, Linda Aguilar and Janie Rivera of Houston; brothers, Joe Hernandez, Jr., and Leonard Juarez of El Campo, Sam Hernandez of Houston and Henry Juarez of Raiford, Florida.

Visitation was held Tuesday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 5 at 10 a.m. from Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Jim Goynes officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Rene Torres, Michael Hernandez, Arthur Hampson, Juan Ramirez, Ricky Rivera and Santos Valdez.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 8, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Hernandez, Carlos


Carlos Hernandez, 80, of Columbus, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at his residence.

Born June 10, 1917 in Cuba, he, was the son of Sindulfo and Mercedes . Hernandez. He and his wife Ester had. been married for 56 years. Mr. Hernandez, who had lived in the Columbus area for eight years, was a: retired janitor for St. Anthony School and Schobels' Restaurant in Columbus and a member of St. Anthony. Catholic Church.

Services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 25 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, with Father Royce Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus

Pallbearers will be Ramon Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez Jr., Delio Fuentes, Fermin Rodriguez, Angel Gonzales and Misael Alvares.

Mr. Hernandez is survived by his wife, of Columbus; daughters Maria Alvares and Ana Rodriguez, both of Columbus, and Idarmis Alvares and, Ester Gonzales, both of Miami, Fla.; sons Carlos Hernandez of Cuba, Jorge Hernandez of Las Vegas, Nev., and Daniel Hernandez and Julio Hernandez, both of Miami; brother Onelio Hernandez of New York; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his: parents; son Leonardo Hernandez; one. brother; and one sister.

Colorado County Citizen, June 25, 1997

Hernandez, Delores "Slick" Wright

Delores "Slick" Wright Hernandez

December 5, 1956 - April 19, 2003

Delores "Slick" Wright Hernandez, of Columbus, departed this life on Saturday, April 19, 2003.

Born December 5, 1956 in Columbus, she was the daughter of Willie and Molly Wright Ashton. On March 14, 2001, she was united in marriage to George Hernandez.

Preceded in death by her mother; one daughter, Bonita Wright and an uncle, Robert Wright; she leaves to mourn and cherish her memories, her husband, George; a loving father, and friend, Nina Johnson; a daughter, Tamika Mitchell all of Columbus; two sons, Melvin Wright of Brazoria and Terrence Wright of Huntsville; one grandson, Brandon Emmons; one aunt, Lottie McGrew and husband, James, of Columbus; two uncles, William Wright and Sylvia Ashton and Thomas Wright and wife, Emma, of Columbus.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, from New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus with Rev. Joseph Hargrove, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Arrangements were entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Marshall Nelson, Raymond Moore, Douglas Bratcher, Paul Ashton, Traun Taylor and Ray Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers were family and friends.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 1, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Hernandez, Evarista (Rodriguez)

Mrs. Hernandez Is Buried Here Apr. 6

Funeral services were held in St. Anthony’s Catholic church Tuesday morning for Mrs. Everatra[sic] Hernandez, 56, who died at her home the preceding day following a long illness.

Born at Kenedy, Mrs. Hernandez’ maiden name was Rodriguez.

Rev. Alex Kraus officiated in the last rites and burial was in St. Anthony’s Catholic cemetery. Untermeyer Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

Colorado County Citizen, April 8 1954

Hernandez, Ezequiel

Ezequlel Hernandez

May 8, 1905 - January 28, 1990

Ezequiel Hernandez, 84, of Eagle Lake, passed away Sunday, January 28, 1990 at 4:06 a.m. at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born in Mexico on May 8,1905. In June of 1909, he moved to the United States with his family, later settling in Eagle Lake around 1932. For a short time he operated a grocery store from his home here, then later worked in the trucking business and was a member of, the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Eagle Lake. Survivors include his wife, Louisa Flores Hernandez, of Eagle Lake; Son, Johnny Joe Hernandez, of Burnet , Tx.; and numerous other relatives, friends and loved ones. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, 1990, from the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Jesse Euresti officiating. Interment followed in the Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Pallbearers were Bennie Sosa, Rudy Lopez, Julian Sosa, Mario A'argas, Julian Perez and Guadalupe Hemandez. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 1, 1990
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Hernandez, Fred


Fred Hernandez, 65, of Columbus, passed away Aug. 28 at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital in Houston.

He was born in Houston, July 9, 1940 to George and Jovita (Gonzales) Hernandez and married Claudia Garcia, May 7, 1960. He worked as a service station attendant for Peters Service Station in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alfred Hernandez; and son, Hector Hernandez.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Helen Guerra of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Sarah Hernandez of Conroe; brothers, George Hernandez of Fort Worth, Rudy Hernandez of Weimar and Daniel Hernandez of Houston; sisters, Eva Wengler of Glidden, Janie Garcia of Copperas Cove and Estella Guerrero of Houston; 12 grandchildren, Stephen, Philip Guerra (USMC), Elizabeth Guerra, Kristen Guerra, Stacie Guerra, Hector Guerra, Lori Guerra, Jennifer Guerra, James Guerra, Jessica DeSantis and husband Michael, Jackie Hernandez and Janelle Hernandez; and three great-grandchildren, Cruz, Lucas and Kali DeSantis.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 31 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Francisco Olivarez, David Olivarez, Michael DeSantis, Antonio Garcia, Joe Heger and Earl Joe Frnka Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, August 31, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Hernandez, Jesse Ray Jr.


Jesse Ray Hernandez Jr., 25, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

Jesse was born in Weimar, Jan. 9, 1979 to Jesse and Cecilia (Bidales) Hernandez and married Linda Peters, Jan. 26, 2002. He worked in the maintenance department at The Falls and attended the Christian Gospel Church in Alleyton.

He is survived by his wife; parents; grandparents, Benny and Lucille Hernandez and Tommy and Hilda Bidales all of Columbus; great-grandmother, Mary Torres of El Campo; sister, Kimberly Hernandez of Columbus; and brothers Cruz, Brian, Christopher and Edward Hernandez, all of Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 6 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Seldon Harris, pastor, Christian Gospel Church, officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Johnny Camacho III, Polo Reyes, Paul Hernandez, Marcus Gonzales, Brent Hernandez, Raymond Hernandez, Joe Giles and Ernie Urban.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Gospel Church, 102 Camp St., Alleyton, TX 78935.

Colorado County Citizen, August 11, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Hernandez, Jonathan


Jonathan Hernandez, 17, of Columbus, passed away June 24 at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

He was born Jan. 3, 1989 to Pablo Hernandez and Maria Carmen Alvarez-Flores and worked as a drywall installer for Norris Drywall.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Pablo and Andrea Thompson Hernandez, of Greenwood, Ind.; mother, Maria Carmen Alvares-Flores, of Neuvo Laredo, Mexico; grandparents, Maria Gloria and Oscar Hernandez-Rodriguez, of Chihua-hua, Mexico and Agustin Alvarez Zapata and Domitila Flores Rodriguez, of Columbus; brother, Abram Hernandez, of Indianapolis, Ind.; step-grandparents, Jerry and Sally Allison, of Indianapolis, Ind.; stepbrother, Anthony Montoya, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were June 30 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Rudy Tello, Greg Alvarez, Daniel Alvarez, Hilario Zuniga, Joe Garcia, Ruben Perez, Ruben Yeverino, Jesus Alvarez, Victor Martinez and Ruben Perez.

Colorado County Citizen, July 5, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Hernandez, Lucille (Galabeas)

Lucille Hernandez

Lucille Hernandez, 75, of Columbus, passed away June 8 at River Oaks Health Care Center.

She was born in Borden, Aug. 11, 1933 to Urbano and Manuela (Ramos) Galabeas and married Benito Hernandez Oct. 6, 1954. She worked as a nurse’s aide at River Oaks Health Care Center and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

Mrs. Hernandez was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Galabeas; and grandson Jesse Hernandez Jr.

She is survived by her husband; daughters, Margaret Camacho, Rosie Reyes and husband Lazaro Lopez, Ruby Alvarez and husband Paul, Doris Camacho and husband Ernie Urban and Virginia Mayorga all of Columbus; sons, Jesse Hernandez and wife Cissy, Bennie Hernandez and wife Susan, Rudy Hernandez and Raymond Hernandez all of Columbus and Richard Hernandez of Houston; brother, Robert Galabeas and wife Alice of Sealy; 28 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

A Rosary will take place at Henneke Funeral Home Wednesday evening, June 10 at 7 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus. Father Dan Kahlich is scheduled to officiate the services.

Pallbearers planned are Cruz, Bradley and Rocky Hernandez, Danny Camacho, Polo Reyes Jr. and Nasario Camacho Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, May 10, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Hernandez, Paula (Escobar)

Paula Escobar Hernandez

January 15, 1925 - January 12, 2003

After a lengthy illness, Paula Escobar Hernandez was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, January 12, 2003 at Triumph Hospital in Sugar Land.

Born January 15, 1925 in Escobars, Texas, she was the middle of three children born to Dionicio and Carmen Escobar.

She and her son, Daniel, moved to Houston in 1962. Paula moved to Eagle Lake in 1982 where she resided until her death.

Paula worked as an LVN in hospitals and nursing homes doing what she truly loved, helping others.Those who knew her will miss her; "May God be with us all" until we meet again.

Preceded in death by her parents; and three great-grandchildren, Justin Hernandez, Karrisa Blair and Ennedina Hernandez; she leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Daniel Hernandez (Mary) of Eagle Lake; one brother, Noe Escobar (Blanca) of Edinburg; four grandchildren, Michael Hernandez and Michelle Cobia (Frank) of Eagle Lake, Melissa Blair of Sugar Land and Daniel Hernandez Jr. of Houston; 12 great-grandchildren, Frank Cobia Jr., Chris Cobia, Joshua Cobia, Yvonne Cobia, Michael Anthony Hernandez, Kyle Belmares, Anessa Blair, Michael Hernandez Jr. and Priscilla Cornado; two great-great grandchildren, Michael and Alyssin Sosa; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 18, from Lakeside Mortuary in Eagle Lake with Rev. Larry T. Smith of Bible Truth Apostolic Church officiating. Interment followed in the Parish of the Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Daniel Hernandez Sr., Daniel Hernandez Jr., Frank Cobia Sr., Chris Cobia, Frank Cobia Jr. and Ernie Trevino.

"Mimo", as Paula was affectionately called by those that knew and loved her, will indeed be missed!

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 23, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Hernandez, Pedro


Mexican And One of Mules To Wagon He Was Driving Instantly Killed Near Matthews Friday Afternoon

Peter Hernandez, about 60, Mexican farmer tenant on the Matthews Bros. place, was instantly killed by lightening during the rain and electrical storm Friday afternoon.

Hernandez, said to have been one of the best tenants on the farm, was seated in a wagon driving a team of mules from the field to the barn, when the bolt struck, killing him and one of the mules, and knocking out three spokes in one of the front wheels of the wagon.

The Mexican was wearing a straw hat, practically the entire crown having been torn out and slithered, looking as if it might have been torn off with a rake. He showed no signs of injury other than bleeding at the ears. There were no scars visible on the mule.

The dead man leaves a wife and a large family of children. [Interment in Lakeside Latin Cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 27, 1935
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