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Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press January 4, 2017 i! EVANS Mike Evans, lifelong Buda resident and owner of Mikes Barber Shop passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2016. He was 66 years old. Mike is survived by his brothers and sisters. Billy and RaiGenne Evans, Jerry and Ruth Ann Evans, Dave and Minerva Evans, Tim Evans, Terry and Thea Townsley and Shirley Fowler. Mike is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins who will carry on his memory. He is preceeded in death by Dale Malott, Clyde Evans, Elsie Evans, Jane Alston, Dannette Miller and Jimmy Evans. The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice Austin Chris- topher House on Martin Luther King Bird in Aus- tin, Texas Visitation was Decem- ber 31, 2016 atWeed-Cor- ley-Fish Funeral Home on S. Congress Ave., followed by the funeral service at theWeed-Corley-Fish Chapel with burial at Live Oak Cemetery, Manchaca, Texas. Memorials and guest- book online at www. HAWKINS James Earl Hawkins, a husband, father, grandfa- ther, brother and loving, kind, dedicated protector of his fam- ily entered eternal rest in the peaceful arms of our Lord onWednesday; Dec. 21, 2016 at the young age of 58 following a year-long battle with cancer. James was bom on Tuesday Dec. 9, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio to Alvin Cleo and Earlene (Langston) Hawkins. He was the youngest of eight children. James loved to take care of his family. They were the center of his life. He constantly showered them with love and kindness. James was direct and business minded. He managed the Austin Shoe Hospital for over 20 years. James was talented with his hands. His gifts allowed him to do anything he put his mind toward. He was a cobbler by trade, a Mr. Fix-It, a trouble shooter, a builder and hard worker. He enjoyed building as a hobby. This was expressed when he remodeled the kitchen for his loving wife Loretta and built a deck onto his home. James was extremely family oriented and would do anything to help, guide and protect them. James was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers; Alvin Jr. and Larry Hawkins, his sisters; Estelle Nobles and Theresa Hawkins. James is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Loretta (Hall) Hawkins, his children; Delisa Lee, James Miller, April Miller, LaQuitta Barnes and her husband Onaje, Demonic Miller and his wife Kacie. He will also be missed by his 8 grandchildren, his siblings; Eamestine Ledyard and husband Edward, Donotha Hawkins and Edward Hawkins as well as multiple nieces, nephews, family and friends. Interment was at Onion Creek Memorial Park in Austin. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please visit www. Harrellfuneralhomes. com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with James' family on his online memorial site. MARTINEZ-SOLIZ Juan Manuel Martinez-Soliz, loving husband for 40 years to Maria (Rojas) Martinez, passed away suddenly at Saint David's ................. %. ~: ~ ~ ~i,~, Hospital in South Austin on Christmas evening, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. He was 62 years old. Juan was born to Macedonio and Dora Ofelia (Soliz) Martinez in Anahuac, Mexico on Sept. 9, 1954. He married the love of his life, Maria Rojas in Laredo, Texas. Together they set forth in beginning a new life. Juan was the protector of his family and the best dad ever. He put his family first, dedicating every available moment to them. Juan was lovable and helpful. He would go out of his way to help anyway that he could. Juan loved to make new friends, gamble the slot machines and play the lottery. He was a custodian for Hays Consolidated School District. He also had a penchant for selling cars. Juan's whole family is in the car business. He sold cars, as did his brothers, father, sons and grandsons. Juan also worked in the tire business, selling and fixing tires, always lending help to whoever needed it. Juan was preceded in death by his son Juan Manuel Martinez in April of 2003. He was also predeceased by his parents, his sisters Adela Pineda, Candelaria Martinez and his brother David Martinez. Juan is survived by his devoted wife Maria, their children; Daniel Martinez, Rosalinda Chavez and her husband Alex; his grandchildren; Andres, Adrian, Juan, Alex Jr., Samantha and Alden and one great-grandchild; Adrian Noel. He will also be missed by his siblings; Jose Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Martin Martinez, Linda Torres and Irma de Castillo. Interment was at San Marcos City Cemetery. Please visit www. Harrellfuneralhomes. com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Juan's family on his online memorial site. MARQUEZ Joshua Gregorio Marquez, fifteen years old, full of love and joy of life and humility, died on Christmas eve, Dec. 24, 2016 in Kyle Funeral mass was helf Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 in the sanctuary of Saint Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church 801 Bufleson St., Kyle, with interment following at Kyle Cemetery. Joshua was born on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001 in Fort Myers, Florida to Reuben and Lisa Marie (Ramos) Marquez Jr. "J" was a freshman at Lehman High School in Kyle. He loved music and aspired to be a rapper. His rapper name was ] Studda. He picked the name because he had a stutter when he spoke but not when he rapped. I only rapped in front of his friends and family and his mother encouraged him to finish school before becoming famous. Joshua had a big heart and always tried to do things right. He would go the extra mile for his mother and supported friends and fellow classmates through difficult times. "l" cared about everybody. "J" had just completed Spanish 1 want was excited to practice Spanish with grandmother. He was athletic, playing basketball, soccer and football at school and for city teams in San Marcos. "J" loved the Dallas Cowboys and would often sport a Cowboys Jersey when he went out. Joshua leaves behind his parents Reuben and Lisa Marie Marquez, His three brothers Reuben III, Christian and Nicolas and his sister Devina. He will also be missed by his grandparents Reuben and Maria Marquez, Jacino Ramos and Maria Yzaguirre, numerous aunts, uncles and friends. Please visit www. Harrellfuneralhomes. com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Joshua's family onhis online memorial site. MINCE Michael Todd Mince believed in social justice and stood up for friends when other wouldn't. Michael passed away tragically on December 26, 2016, in Niederwald Texas just weeks before his sixteenth birthday. Michael was born on January 23, 2001 in San Marco, Texas to Karin Erika Mince. He was like so many teenagers, just wanting to fit in. Michael was a little hyper and very smart. Sports were his life. He loved to play basketball, football and soccer. He was a huge sports fan. Michael was sweet and kind. He respected his mother and grandmother. He would never want for anything. When asked if he wanted anything from the store, he would respond by only asking for Starburst and a bag of Doritos. Michael was a student at Lehman High School in Kyle Texas. He had an ability to make his friends laugh. He used this gift to brighten their day when the world was crushing down around them. He also stood up for his friends when they were being singled out or bullied. He took everybody's problems on as his own, in a one man crusade to right the wrongs. Michael loved music and was just beginning to "freestyle" his own music. Michael is survived by his loving mother; Karin Mince, sister; Kaylee, brother; Jonathan and his grandmother Silvia Mince. He will also be missed by his Uncles; Robert Jr. and Jorge Mince and his wife Rebecca, as well as many friends. Michael was preceded in death by his grandfather Robert Mince Sr. Please visit www. Harrellfuneralhomes. com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Michael's family on his On-line memorial site. Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by 5! :: ! i !!i !iiiiiiii! ) __. il ~:.:~i.~ ~ fi See Solution on 3C ACROSS 43 seat of Dural County: 1 with 26-down, San __ another state with 44 more pallid a Huntsville 45 X-mas egg drink 5 TXism: "mean __46 TXism: "siesta" __ old range cow"47 these Mexicans 6 TX Pulitzer winner: could be illegal Mrs. Brown 48 seat of Hidalgo County 7 Dallas FM 50 San Antonio BB team 8 TXism:" 5t O.J.'sjudge __ pack" 52 arms bearing org. 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