Graveside services for Hermolele Cortez, 86, of Big Sandy, Texas will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 23, 2013 at Grice Cemetery in Upshur County, Texas. Brother Michael Phillips will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Gilmer. Mrs. Cortez passed away Saturday December 21, 2013, in Gilmer. Hermolene was born January 6, 1927, in the Grice Community, to Hermon and Susie Gipson. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband: Benny A. Cortez; sons: Eddie and James Davis; brothers: Tommy, Hoot and Ted Gipson; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.