|Tammie Jorgensen||Obit for Annabelle "Nellie" Hirsch|
Annabelle “Nellie” Hirsch, age 93, of Jourdanton, passed peacefully Saturday, July 18, 2015 at her residence in Jourdanton with family by her side. She was born on May 29, 1922 in Hamilton, TX to Pleasant Lawrence and Martha Leola (Wood) Telford. Nellie was a quick witted woman who loved to cook, fish, and spend time with her family and friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a very good business woman and owner of Retail Merchant Association in Pleasanton. Nellie’s greatest love was that for her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughter, Marty Segrest; son, Gene Hirsch and wife Sandy; grandchildren, Geneo Hirsch and wife Jennifer, Stacy Hirsch, John Segrest, Mark Segrest and wife Cheryl, and Jason Segrest and wife Cindy. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends, Gloria and Ruben Santos and their family. She was preceded in death by her husband Elliott Duncan Hirsch; parents, Pleasant Lawrence and Martha Leola (Wood) Telford; three brothers, Larry, Bill, and Albert; and sister, Alveita. Serving as pallbearers for Nellie will be Ricky Cox and Scott Watts, and her grandsons; Geneo Hirsch, John, Mark and Jason Segrest. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with the family present from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Funeral service will be held at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Pleasanton at 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Interment will follow in Jourdanton City Cemetery, Jourdanton. Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences for the family may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com
|Carolyn Hebbe McLeod||Frank, Erna & Richard Kocurek|
Thank you very much for the transfer of these family members to me.
|Carolyn Hebbe McLeod||Erna, Frank, Richard Kocurek|
Erna Kocurek (#70368053), Frank Kocurek (#70368013) and Richard Kocurek (#70367991) were members of my Hodde family.
If they were not members of your family, would you please consider transferring their memorials to me? I have tried a couple of times to get their memorials transferred by going on each memorial and using the SAC edit to request the transfer. I don't know if there was a problem in receiving these requests.
Thank you for your help in getting these family members transferred to me.
|Diane Preston||Tafolla family|
Hi! Oscar Tafolla was my great uncle...are we related somehow? Diane
|Fausset-Fasullo||Michael Sedita's murder|
The Kerrville Times (Kerrville, Texas Wed, June 18, 1986 Huntsville, Texas
CONVICTED KILLER FACING EXCUTION DESPITE PLEAS
Victims Father, Prosecutor Seek Life Sentence HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)
A 37-year-old man convicted of killing a Houston convenience store manager in 1974 faces lethal injection early Thursday morning despite pleas from the victim’s father and a prosecutor to have the sentence commuted to life in prison.
Kenneth Albert Brock of Houston was convicted in the May 21, 1974 shooting death of 31 year old Michael Sedita, a manager of a 7-Eleven convenience store. If the execution is carried out, Brock will be the fifth Texas inmate to die to die by injection this year and the 15th since the death penalty was resumed in 1982.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday refused, in a 4-2 vote, to commute Brock’s capital murder conviction even though Sedita’s father asked that Brock not be killed.
“Killing Kenneth Brock will not ease my suffering or my wife’s suffering or the loss of Michael,” he added. “Two wrongs don’t make a right. I could not be at peace if Kenneth Brock dies.”
Former Assistant Harris County District Attorney George Jacobs, who prosecuted the case 12 years ago, said he asked the parole board to commute the sentence to life in prison because he did not think Brock deserved the death penalty.
Brock’s attorneys, Will Gray and Carolyn Garcia, also asked the board to grant the inmate a reprieve. They declined Tuesday to answer questions about other possible appeals.
Gov. Mark White was reviewing the case Tuesday afternoon to determine whether or not to grant a reprieve, said Leslie Benitez, general counsel to the governor. But in previous capital murder reprieve cases, White has not commuted a death sentence.
Brock, a Marine deserter who was 25 at the time of the shooting was the first to be tried under revised capital murder laws in Texas and since then the penalty has been reserved for more heinous crimes, Jacobs said.
Brock took Sedita as a hostage after a police officer spotted him robbing the convenience store, Jacobs said. He fled with the manager in tow into nearby woods where he was soon surrounded by police, he said.
“In the excitement, the gun could have gone off.” He said. Jacobs said the gun may have gone off accidently because of a hair trigger.
But Assistant Attorney General Bob Walt said Brock deserved the death penalty because he had callously killed Sedita and fired at a police officer.
“I don’t know how much worse a crime can be,” he said.
Brock had been suspected in other armed robberies in the Houston area prior to Sedita’s death, he said.
Brock has steadily refused media interviews while in prison.
Kenneth Albert Brock, of Houston was convicted in the May 21, 1974 shooting death of 31 year-old Michael Sedita, a manager of a 7-Eleven store. If the execution is carried out, Brock will be the fifth Texas inmate to die by injection this year and the 15th since the death penalty was resumed in 1982.
|Kathleen Burns||Burns in Atascosa Co. Texas|
I was wondering if you would transfer Lonnie Bill Burns and Fred Burns to me so that I can work on their Find A Grave site. Lonnie was my husband's brother and Fred Burns was his uncle
I added another memorial for a Oscar Tafolla at Mission Park South #120406465
Added by ESR on Nov 16, 2013 3:37 PM
|Owl63||RE: ernestine villarreal|
You are welcome. Sorry it was of an unmarked grave.
Added by Owl63 on Oct 22, 2013 3:12 PM
|Don Green||RE: lela west|
You're welcome, Liz. Glad to help out !
|Robert||RE: Luna Jour Cemetery|
Thank you for the updates. I really appreciate all of your assistance.
Added by Robert on Jun 09, 2013 10:40 AM
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