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    Santiago Guajardo “Welo” Solis

    Santiago Guajardo “Welo” Solis, of Kenedy,Texas born on July 25, 1934 in Kenedy, Texas passed away on November 7, 2019 at the age of 85. Mr. Solis was retired as a truck driver. He is preceded in death by his parents: Francisco Solis and Maria Guajardo Solis and siblings: 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Survivors include his wife, Manuela Rios Solis; son: Santiago R. (Cynthia) Solis Jr. of Kenedy,TX; daughters: Margarita “Margie” (Gregorio Jr.) Morales, and Rebecca S. (Danny) Diaz, both of Kenedy,TX; brother: Domingo Solis of Kenedy,TX; 8 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 10, 2019…

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    Clarona “Clara” Ida Koerth Kotzur

    Clarona “Clara” Ida Koerth Kotzur, Age 89 of Pettus, TX passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Karnes City, TX.   Clara was born on March 27, 1930 in Yoakum, TX to the late Fred and Leona Windmeyer Koerth.  She married Joseph “Joe” Kotzur on Feb. 10, 1951 in Karnes City, TX; retired as an accountant for K.R. Leggett Construction company in Pettus; was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a member of The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Clara is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Joe” Kotzur; parents Fred and Leona Windmeyer Koerth and a brother Marlin Koerth. Clara is survived by her daughter, Deborah Styra and husband…

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    Dale St. John

    Dale St. John, 81, of Kenedy, Texas died September 28, 2019 in Ozark, Arkansas. She was born on June 2, 1938 in Beeville, Texas, the daughter of the late Melvin Vaughn and Hazel Velma Bryan. She was the oldest of six siblings. In August of 1960, she married the love of her life, Clealan L. Pierce who was killed while serving in the United States Navy on January 4, 1962. She met and later married Charlie St. John on December 20, 1965 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Together they raised three wonderful children. Dale graduated from Pan American University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s of Art Degree. She was a member of…

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    Lawana K. (Potter) Hoff

    Lawana K. (Potter ) Hoff, of Pettus, Texas born on February 19, 1939 to Oliver Potter and Peggy Anderson Potter passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019 at her residence at the age of 80. Mrs. Hoff is survived by her husband, Oren D. Hoff, Jr.; daughter and sons, Twila (James) Crothers, Terry Wayne(Mary) Keller, Troy Lee(Stephanie) Keller, all of West Virginia; son, Oren (Debra Lindsey) Hoff III, of Bruni, Texas; brother: Michael Potter;13 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 3:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Services to conclude in chapel.

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    Jess Burkett Williams

    Jess Burkett Williams was born on January 21, 1946, to Lucy Williams and Jess Grady Williams, in San Antonio Texas. Jess attended Kenedy High school and briefly went to college at Sam Houston University. He was an exceptional athlete participating in all sports, excelling in football, baseball and track.  He went to Sam Houston State and played football for one year. Jess married his high school sweetheart Nancy Jane Klingerman in Karnes City on January 29, 1966.  Jess and Nancy moved back to Kenedy to start their family where they had two children Jess Jr and Rebecca Noel. Jess then began his illustrious carrier in the insurance business, a career that expanded over 40…

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    Guadalupe”Lupe”Salas

    Guadalupe “Lupe” Salas, of Kenedy, TX  born on September 16, 1931 in Runge, TX to Ismael Salas and Manuel Sanchez Salas passed away on October 18, 2019 at the age of 88. Lupe was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings; and her brother-in-law, Manuel Rodriguez. She is survived by her sister: Estella Rodriguez, of Pleasanton, TX; her common-law husband, Dolores Rojas of Kenedy, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of…

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    Ida Mae Pogue

    Ida Mae McIver Pogue was born to Hula Mae McIver and James D. McIver on November 1, 1935, in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Alamo Heights High School where she participated in a variety of activities, notably the Jody Drill Team. She attended Baylor University, where she met and fell in love with her future husband Gary Edwards Pogue.   Ida Mae and Gary married in San Antonio on August 6, 1955. They moved to Pawnee, Texas, where she settled into her roles as homemaker and new mom to their first daughter, Lisa.  In 1961 they moved to Kenedy, and welcomed new daughter #2, Laura.  Ida Mae quickly became an integral…

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    Major Douglas Clay Waide, U.S.Army (Retired)

    Douglas Clay Waide, U.S. Army (Retired), of Aransas Pass, Texas born on November 24, 1944 in San Diego, California passed away on October 8, 2019 at the age of 74 in Corpus Christi,Texas. Mr. Waide first  served in the U.S. Army (1962-66); then the U.S. Marines and was Retired from the U.S. Army as Major with over 20 years of military service. He is survived by his wife: Betty Sue (Donnell) Waide of Aransas Pass, Texas; son: Andy Waide of Texarkana,TX; brother: Doyle Waide, of Georgetown,TX; stepchildren: Mellani and Kenneth Jones, of Victoria,TX, Lynn and Karen Atkinson, Zavalla, TX and Barbara and Wayne Anderson, Calallen,TX; grandchildren: Kenny Craig, Tiffany, Megan, Alyssa,…

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    Shawn D. Williams

    On October 3rd, 2019, the Lord welcomed a new Angel. Shawn D. Williams lost his long battle with cancer on that day. Shawn is survived by his wife Lori, mother Sandy Hunt Satterfield (Jack), sons Timothy Williams and David Ames (Ferran), daughters Hannah and Stephanie (Christopher), grandchildren Bianca, Isabella and Rebekah as well as numerous other blended/extended family members. Shawn was born on August 3, 1969 and grew up in San Antonio, After graduating from Roosevelt High School he attended both San Antonio College and the Univ of Texas @ San Antonio. When in his early twenties, he moved to the family farm in Choate, TX and pursued his life-lomg…

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    Jose Cano, Jr.

    Jose Cano, Jr, Age 69, of Kenedy, TX passed away October 3, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Jose was born on February 1, 1950 in Karnes City, TX to the late Jose, Sr. and Lena Garza Cano.  He married Hilaria Villarreal on Jan. 5, 1972 in Kenedy.  Jose served his country proudly in the US ARMY during the Vietnam War; was a master carpenter, a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents Jose, Sr. and Lena Garza Cano; sisters, Eva Casarez, Nora Rodriguez and a brother Romeo Cano, Sr. He is survived by…

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    Larry Hedtke

    Larry Hedtke passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, October 1, 2019 . Larry was born October 2, 1946, to Gustav and Viola Hedtke in Karnes County. He was a graduate of Karnes City High School, and attended San Antonio College. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a medic for two years, and was a proud Vietnam veteran. Larry married Beverly Deskin on August 19, 1972, in Karnes City. And for almost 40 years he worked for Farm Bureau  Insurance Company. He loved his Farm Bureau family and clients. Larry also served on many boards and councils: Karnes County Hospital, Rotary Club, Chamber…

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    AC (Claud) Huff

    AC (Claud) Huff, a self-made man, if ever there was one. Founder and past owner of Huff Marine; Daddy knew outboard boats and motors like no other. Sold them, raced them, fished in them, fixed them! Even at 104, he still loved to talk boats with anyone who took the time. And if you took the time, you’d learn something! Today’s engines aren’t the ones Daddy mastered years ago, but with his sharp mind he kept up with how things were going at ‘the shop’ on a daily basis. He was a no nonsense guy with little use for small talk. Talk business or don’t talk! He was the Dallas Cowboys…

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    Adela M. Davila

    Adela M. Davila of Kenedy, Texas was born on December 21, 1950 in Runge,TX to the late Pedro and Idalia Jasso Moreno passed away on September 6, 2019 at the age of 68. Mrs. Davila was a member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and the Guadalupana Society. She was retired from Stimson Furniture (now Ashley Furniture) after over 40 years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband Lupe V. Davila; her brothers: Joe Moreno and Pedro Moreno and parents. Survivors include her daughter: Monica (Josepha) Davila of Alice, TX; son: Michael (Selina) Davila of Spring, TX; 5 Grandchildren: Christopher Serenil, Nicholas Serenil, Daniella…

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    Frances R. Longoria

    Frances R. Longoria, Age 91, of Kenedy, TX passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Karnes City, TX. Frances was born on February 24, 1928 in Stockdale to the late Apolito and Minga Rivas Rodriguez.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband Blas Longoria, Sr.; parents, Apolito and Minga Rivas Rodriguez, sons, Cosme Longoria, Chon Longoria, Johnny Longoria, Toby Longoria, Sr.; and a grandson, Toby “T.J.” Longoria, Jr..  She is survived by her daughters, Minnie Prieto and husband Steve of Kenedy, Katie Lomas and husband Jesse of Pasadena, Mary Jane…

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    Abel A. Acevedo

    Abel Acevedo Rodriguez, aged 79, of Karnes City Texas passed away on September 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Abel was born to Pedro Rodriguez and Petra Acevedo Rodriguez on May 1, 1940 in Beeville Texas. He married Ester Saenz on February 16, 1963 and they lived together in Karnes City Tx. Together they raised 4 children. Abel was a heavy equipment operator, mechanic and truck driver until he retired in 2015. He was an avid member of Smirna Pentecostal Church in Pawnee, Texas where he served as a Deacon. His family remembers him as their rock and a man of God. He was preceded in death by parents…

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    Juan Manuel Bryan

    Juan Manuel Bryan of Runge, Texas born on May 6, 1932 in Charco, Texas to Juan Bryan and Clemencia Mireles Bryan passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the age of 87. Mr. Bryan was first and foremost a family man. He was preceded in death by his son: Rogelio Bryan. Survivors include his wife of 60 years: Christina Palomo Bryan of Runge, Texas; his 9 children: Esmeralda (Mike) B. Castro, of Runge, Texas, Beatrice (Adam aka “Otto”) B. Gonzales, of Runge, Texas , Juan (Florence) M. Bryan Jr., of Kenedy,Texas, Lupe (Robert) Pipes of Midland, Texas, Edward (Irma) Bryan of Skidmore, Texas, Christy Cortez of Austin,Texas, Annette (Eloy)…

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    Karon E. Bond

    Karon Etta Bond, formerly of Kenedy,Texas was born on October 6, 1939 in Shiner, Texas to Elwood Marberger and Bess Zavesky Marberger passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the age of 79 at the Guadalupe Regional Hospital in Seguin, Texas surrounded by her husband and family. Mrs. Bond married Bailey Bond on October 11, 1957 and was operator of the Sears Catalog Store of Kenedy,Texas. She is survived by her husband of 61 years: Bailey Bond of Seguin, TX ;and other relatives. Family to receive friends on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Eckols Chapel. Times pending at this time.

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    Madelon D. Hysaw

    Madelon Dietze Hysaw passed away on August 15, 2019. She was 97 years old and had a long, fabulous life. She was born February 20, 1922 in Karnes City to H. Leroy and Lora Dietze. In 1942, she met the love of her life, Howard C. Hysaw, and they married on May 26 of that year after a whirlwind 5 week romance. Their marriage and their romance was as lengthy as their courtship was short, lasting until his death in 1990. After Howard’s service in the Air Force, they settled in Kenedy for 42 years. She was employed at the United Methodist Church as church secretary for 30 years, and…

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    SSG Toby Longoria Jr., U.S. Army(Veteran)

    SSG Toby Longoria Jr., U.S. Army (veteran) of Kenedy, TX born on January 3, 2019 to Toby Longoria and Norma Villarreal Longoria passed away on August 15, 2019 at the age of 34. Toby is preceded in death by his father. Toby is survived by: his wife: Rebecca White Longoria, of Kenedy, TX, his infant daughter: Finley Reign Longoria of Kenedy,TX, his mother: Norma Longoria, of Kenedy,TX; paternal grandmother: Frances Longoria of Kenedy,TX; In Laws: Herman and Janet White of Kenedy,TX; sister: Brittany (Seth) Hughes of Wichita Falls,TX; nephew: Everett Hughes; brother: Anthony (Megan) Longoria of Blanco,TX; nephew: Eli Longoria and niece: Haley Longoria; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Visitation will…

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    Mildred Giese

    Mildred Giese, was born on May 15, 1924 to the late Willie Esse Sr. and Mary Retzloff Esse passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 95. Mrs. Giese was preceded in death by her husband Max in 1996. Survivors include her sons: Maurice Giese, of Harwood, TX and Warren(Jackie) Giese, of Cypress,TX; grandchildren: Christina Giese, Tanya(Randy) Bailey, Dawn Giese; 7 Great Grandchildren: Sklar Giese, Max Giese, Jason Perkins, Kelsey Perkins, Jade Perkins, Taylor Bailey, Riley Bailey; sisters: Bernice Schoreoder of Fashing and Janie Froehner of San Antonio, Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Funeral Home.  Graveside Services will…

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    Odilia (Lily) Garibay

    Odelia (Lily) Garibay, 81, of Pawnee, died peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2019, surrounded by her family and friends. Lilly was born July 12, 1938, in Peggy, Texas to Soledad C. and Guadalupe Davila. Lilly graduated from Pawnee High School in 1958 and started her career at Restful Acres Nursing Home, where she worked as a nurses’ aid for many years. She found her way to the school district. She started working at Pawnee I.S.D., as a Principal’s Secretary/Librarian. Within her 28 years of service, she eventually became the secretary for the entire school district. She retired on a Friday as a school secretary, and started on a Monday as a…

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    Irene Kolinek Pundt

    Irene Kolinek Pundt, daughter of Adolph and Neva Kolinek passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Otto Ray Pundt, her son, Ronnie Pundt, grandson, Joseph Ray Pundt and great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Dermit; also her daughter-in-law: Louann Pundt. She was born in Kenedy, Texas and lived in Port Lavaca before retiring back in Kenedy in 1995. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkinsons Research @Michael J. Fox.org/donate.

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    Elizabeth Ann Thoma Saldana

    Born Dec. 24, 1959 to Concuelo and Norbert Thoma. One sister Carol Thoma Yeshe and one brother, Paul Thoma.  First laid eyes on her true love in 7th Grade.  Friends all through school……eventually  discovering love in college.  Joel Saldana and Liz married June 25, 1983.  Blessed with a precious daughter; Bettina Maria a year later.  Sadly, Bettina passed away at age 6.  Liz worked alongside her beloved husband at his medical practice, first in San Antonio and then in Kenedy, TX.  Liz found great joy in working in any capacity needed at St. Cornelius Church in Karnes City. She truly felt that fellow parishioners were her family.  Several illnesses caused…

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    Herlinda”Linda” R. Torres

    Linda R. Torres, of Kenedy, TX born on February 17, 1959 passed away on July 23, 2019 at the age of 60. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph G. Torres. Survivors include her daughters: Heather Torres of Kenedy,TX and Irma (Hector) Garcia, of Kenedy,TX and Son: Christopher R. Torres, of Kenedy,TX; 5 Grandchildren: Jaydin Chapa, Jayzlin Chapa, Makayla Segovia, Randy Rey Torres, and Hendrix Garcia and one on the way; Sister: Irma Rodriguez, of Kenedy, Texas; brother: Juan (Liz) Rodriguez, Deer Park,TX; numerous nieces, nephew and other relatives. Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 9:00.m. ato 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m.…

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    Rigoberto C. Saenz

     Rigoberto Carrion Saenz, was born on January 08, 1926 in Three Rivers, Texas to Dionicio and Romana Saenz, he was 93 years, 6 months and 11 days. He lived in Pawnee, Texas and went to meet his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2019 at 12:24, he was in his Pawnee home surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He lead a long, healthy and blessed life. He married Eledia Duenez on September 29, 1958; they had a marriage of 60 years. He has 5 sons: Ephraim (Dottie)Saenz of San Antonio, Joel (Robyn) Saenz of Pawnee, Steve (Cristana) Saenz of El Campo, Eddie Saenz of Pawnee, and Oscar (Laura) Saenz of San…

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    Joe U. Jett

    Joe U. Jett, of Kenedy,TX was born on February 7, 1941 in Jet, Oklahoma to Paul Jett and Ethel Ropp Jett passed away on Jul 18, 2019 at the age of 78. Joe is survived by his wife of 44 years: Carolyn Jett; sons, Jeff and Brent Jett of Kansas; sisters: Evanne Althouse, of Mississippi; sister-law-Jeanette Gonzales, of Brazios; brother–in-law: Robert Trobl-Shiner and Jimmy Trobl (Karen), Bay City,TX; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Graveside  services  Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Cenizo Hill Cemetery, Mathis, TX.

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    John Thomas Porter November 3, 1955-July 17, 2019

    Tom was born to Newt and Janice Conder Porter in Beeville,TX. He is preceded in death by his parents and many beloved uncles and aunts. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Terri Anderson Porter, of Kenedy,TX. He is also survived by his children: Samantha Porter of Austin,TX, John Wesley Porter of Karnes City,TX, Rebecca (Fernand0) Villalobos of Alpine, TX and JW (Julia) Hunter of Georgetown, TX. Thoughout his life, Tom proved himself to be full of many talents. He owned and operated his own trucking company out of Kenedy, TX for many years. He kept his children and many other entertained with stories from life on…

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    Irene Diane McGovern

    Irene Diane McGovern, Age 67 of Kenedy,TX passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Kenedy,TX. Irene was born on January 18, 1952 in Karnes City, TX to the late Elias, Sr. and Eugenia Scepanik Kotzur. She retired as a secretary from The Summitt in San Antonio,TX, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend to many and a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City,TX. She is preceded in death by her husband Terrence Joseph McGovern; parents, Elias, Sr. and Eugenia Szcepanik Kotzur; sisters: Barbara Kotzur, Betty Jean Dragon; brothers: Elias Kotzur, Jr., and Frankie Kotzur. She is survived by her daughter: Michelle (Clifford) Wahl, Jr. of Leeville,…

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    Robert (Bob) Doak Menn

    Robert (Bob) Doak Menn passed away on the evening of July 3, 2019 due to illness while at Frank M. Tejeda State Veterans Home in Floresville,TX. He was born on April 19, 1933 in Gillett, TX, son of Richard Max and Irene Menn. His family later moved to Karnes City were he grew up alongside two brothers: Richard-Max and William and two sisters: Winnie-Ruth and Maureen. As a boy he enjoyed tennis, photography and the outdoors. He graduated from Karnes City High School in 1950. Bob served two years in the United State Army (1954 to 1956), where he distinguished himself during Basic Training as guide-on bearer, Outstanding Trainee and…

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    Juanita Duenes Carrijo

    Juanita Duenes Carrijo, of Mission, Texas born on January 27, 1943 in Kenedy, Texas to the late Doroteo Duenes and Margarita Lopez Duenes passed away on July 11, 2019 at the age of 76. Mrs. Carrijo is preceded in death by her daughter: Judy Froelich. She is survived by her husband of 59 years: Frederico Carrijo, Mission,TX; daughters: Margaret Segura, of Mission, TX and Betty (Paul) Reyna, Houston,TX; sons: Fred (Lee) Carrijo, Hondo, TX and Mark (Cynthia) Carrijo, Houston, TX; 13 grandchildren: Steven, Eric, Richie, Ashlee, Aiden, Mark Jr., Kayla, Justin, Benjamin, Joey, Tabetha, Michael, Giovanni; great grandchildren: Steven Jr., Deliah, Richie Jr., Christian, Isabella; sister: Abby Gonzalez; brother: Agapito…

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    Douglas Lynn Hair

    Douglas Lynn Hair of San Antonio, Texas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Doug was born in Kenedy, Texas on October 19, 1938 to Doyle and Delma Hair. He attended Pawnee High School as well as Texas State University. Douglas served in the U.S. Army and afterwords became a merchandise buyer for various department stores such as Joske’s, Frost Brothers and Dillards. He also  was a co-owner of The House of Oak. Doug traveled to New York and overseas during his career. At the end of his retail career, Douglas was the top salesman in the men’s department at Dillards. Doug was a kind and…

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    Dolly Kowalik Street

    Dolly Kowalik Street, 85, of Kenedy, passed away on July 7, 2019. She was born at the family home in Hobson, TX on July 11, 1934, to the late Lucy Bordovsky Kowalik and the late E.V. Kowalik. She was the eldest of their seven children. On July 13, 1934, she was baptized at St. Boniface Church in Hobson, and christened Agnes Lucy. A cousin called her “Dolly”, and that was her preferred name throughout her life.  A 1955 graduate of Incarnate Word College, she was an educator for 46 years. She began her career at Northeast High School in San Antonio in January 1955. She also taught in Kenedy and…

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    Manuella (Mamie) Beltran Garza

    Manuella (Mamie) Beltran Garza, age 70, of Kenedy,TX passed away on July 4, 2019, in San Antonio,Texas. Mamie is preceded in death by her husband: Raul C. Garza, her Mother and Father: Guadalupe Pena Beltran and Manuel Beltran, brothers: Mike Pena and Richard Rodriguez, brother-in-law :Cruz Perales and sister-in-law: Dominga Pena. She is survived by her siblings: Trine Perales, Emma Cruz, Rudolfo Beltran (Julia), Esperanza Garcia, Gloria Ortiz, Mary Ann Cruz-Solis (Danny), Cynthia Rodriguez and Jessie Beltran(Angie). Mamie is also survived by Sara Mueller Figg,  who is a very dear and special young lady that was like a daughter to Mamie.  Viewing will begin at 3:00p.m. on Sunday, July 7,…

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    Fritz Foster

    Joseph Cleveland Foster II (Fritz) was born on October 5, 1925 in Pawnee, Texas to Joseph Cleveland Foster, Sr. and Rutilla Franklin Foster. His mother died in 1929 and the family soon moved to Kenedy.  Fritz graduated from Kenedy High School in 1947 after serving in the Merchant Marines during WWII.  In addition to farming and ranching, he was a well known merchant operating Foster Feed & Seed Co.  Fritz was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kenedy and also a member of the Masonic Lodge.  Fritz is preceded in death by his first wife, Jackie Timm Foster and his second wife Jamie Falvella Foster Smith; sisters Viola…

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    Gregorio P. Cortez

    Gregorio P. Cortez, of Kenedy, TX born on July 30, 1949 in Kenedy, TX to the late Victor Cortez and Juaguina Penilla Cortez passed away on June 25, 2019 at the age of 69. Gregorio is preceded in death by his siblings: Juan Cortez, Benny Cortez, Linda Rosales. He is survived by his former spouse, Rosie Venecia, of Kenedy, TX; daughter, Carolyn “Nina” Escandon, of Kenedy, TX; son, Aaron Cortez; grandchildren: Joe Escandon III, of Kenedy, TX; Amanda Lobner, of Kenedy, TX, Madison Cortez, Brandon Cortez, Vincent Cortez; great granddaughters: Isla Escandon and Scout Lobner; sisters: Irma Chessar, of Kenedy, TX and Sandra Loya, of Karnes City,TX; brother: Florentino Cortez,…

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    Joyce Thigpen Smolik

    Joyce Thigpen Smolik, of Kenedy, Texas passed away on June 21, 2019 at the age of 90 years and 7 months. Joyce was born on November 1, 1928 in Kenedy,Texas to the late parents, Leo K. Thigpen and Ivy Boultinghouse Thigpen. Joyce graduated from Kenedy High School in 1946 and subsequently attended the The University of Texas at Austin. She married Erwin John Smolik Sr. on September 30, 1948 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City,Texas.  Joyce and John resided in Karnes City for the next 46 years, where they raised their 6 children, moving to Kenedy, Texas in 1994 and remained active members of St. Cornelius Catholic Church.…

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    Richard Allen Lucas

    Richard Allen Lucas, of Runge, TX born on December 6, 1954 in Ardmore, Ok to Raymond Martin Lucas and Anna Faye Griffith Lucas passed away on June 24, 2019 at the age of 64. Mr. Lucas was retired after 30 years of service with Conoco Phillips as a Production Supervisor. Mr. Lucas is preceded in death by his father: Raymond Martin Lucas and brothers: David and Eddie Lucas. He is survived by his wife of 43 years: Deborah “Elaine” Barnes Lucas; his mother, Faye Lucas, of Ardmore, OK; his daughter, Lori (Gabriel) Mendoza of Sutherland Springs,TX; sons, Randy (Stacey) Lucas, of Austin, TX; grandchildren: Kique Mendoza, Victoria Mendoza, Molly Matthew, Callie,…

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    Larry Ray Barnes

    Larry Ray Barnes, of Kenedy,TX born on July 22, 1945 in Rio Grande City, TX to the late Thomas Alfred Barnes and Ruby Lee Vaughn Barnes passed away on June 23, 2019 at the age of 73. Mr. Barnes is preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Henry J. Schultz; his brothers: James Thomas Barnes Sr., Eddie Barnes Sr., Lloyd Barnes, Rodney Gill and baby sister, Katherine Schultz. Survivors include: daughters, Deborah (Clayton) Kay Broadway, of Seguin,TX, Christine Fay Sponable, of New Braunfels,TX; sons, Larry Ray Barnes Jr., of Seguin,TX;11 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sisters: Cheryl Lynn Schultz, of Kenedy,TX and Lisa Marie (John) Fisher, of San Antonio,TX; brothers: Charles…

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    Gregorio “Goyo” Rodriguez

    Gregorio “Goyo” Rodriguez, of Kenedy, Texas born February 9, 1937 in Karnes City, TX passed away on June 17, 2019 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife: Carmelita Guevara of Kenedy,TX; daughters: Miranda (Jose) Rodriguez Solano, of Conroe, TX and Maria Rodriguez Burrow, of Katy,TX; sons, Nick Casarez, of Three Rivers, TX, Gregory Rodriguez, Junction City, KIS, Billy Joe (Hope) Guevara, of Beeville,TX; 17 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters: Sara Zuniga, of Houston,TX and Angie Gonzalez, of Frostproof, FL; brothers: Paul (Rosa) Rodriguez and Ray Rodriguez of Kenedy,TX; Manuel Rodriguez, of Austin,TX and Melicio (Connie) Rodriguez, of Seguin,TX; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation Friday, June…