Texas Joe “Tex” Benson
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Texas Joe “Tex” Benson, 66, passed away March 16, 2010, with family by his side. He was a lifelong resident of Refugio.

“Tex” was born in Refugio, Dec. 8, 1943, to Joe and Mary Susie Benson.

He was a lifelong resident of Refugio. “Tex” was a familiar face who worked along side the Refugio County Sheriff’s Department.

Survivors include a son, Billy Bailey of Refugio; seven sisters, Mary Elizabeth Sizemore of Hannahan, S.C., Patricia Jane Young of Athens, Ala., Catherine Mercer of Fulton, Marian Jones of Rockport, Martha Barboza, Evelyn Mitchell and Caroline Vanderford of Aransas County; and four grandchildren.

Services will be private. Funeral Services entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.


Lupe Moya Garcia, 88, of Woodsboro died Tuesday, March 23, 2010. He was a farmer for the Zarsky family and retired from Refugio County after 50 years of employment.

He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and an active member of the Woodsboro Lions Club.

He was born April 4, 1921, in San Patricio County to Bonifacio Robles and Carmen Moya Garcia.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Amelia Rodriguez, and Inez Moya; three brothers, Joe Moya, Chato Moya, and Monico Moya.

Survivors include nephews David Soto of Ingleside and Pete Moya of Victoria.

A rosary was recited on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, March 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Woodsboro. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery in Woodsboro
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