Funeral mass for Emeteria Gonzalez Vda. de Alvarez, 91, of Sulphur Bluff will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 6, at the St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Sayf William Bowlin officiating.
Burial will follow at the North Hopkins Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Gonzalez died at 6:37 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
She was born on March 3, 1921, in Leon, GTO, Mexico, the daughter of Asuncion and Apolinar Monjaraz Gonzalez.
She married Antonio Alvarez on May 19, 1939; he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1989.
Mrs. Gonzalez was a homemaker and a member of St. James Parish.
Survivors include her sons Alejo Alvarez of Sulphur Springs, Jose Guadalupe Alvarez of Sulphur Springs, Fidel Alvarez of Encinal, Jesus Alvarez of Leon, GTO, and Cruz Alvarez of Sulphur Bluff; daughters Lourdes Contreras of Sulphur Springs, Dionicia Duran of Birthright, Carmen Alvarez de Ramirez of Leon, GTO, and Reyna Dias of Sulphur Bluff; 58 grandchildren; 123 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, three sisters and three great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Oscar Aguilar and Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home.
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