Samantha Nicole Charles

 

Sam. NicSamantha Nicole Charles of Runge, TX was born October 12, 1994 in Victoria, TX to Ricky and Maria Reyna Charles.  She was a member of Heavenly Gates FWC and a waitress at Tacqueria Jalisco #5. 

She is survived by her Parents Ricky and Maria Charles, daughter, Kendall Hernandez; son Anthony “Lucky” Hernandez;  sister Joselyn Decker; brothers Daniel Decker and Elijah Robert Charles all of Runge, TX.   She is also survived by  a host of family and friends and she will be greatly missed.

A Prayer Service will be held Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be  Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10 AM at Heavenly Gates FWC in Runge, TX with the Rev. Robert L. Charles officiating.  Interment will follow in the Runge Cemetery.

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Eldon Wayne Johns

Eldon Wayne Johns, Age 83 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014.  He was born on January 22, 1931 in Dallas, TX to the William and Vivian Johns.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy for 25 ½ years retiring as a U.S. Naval Master Chief.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Johns and Vivian Williams, step-father, George Williams and sister, Doris Macy.

He is survived by his loving wife Elsa Castro Johns of Kenedy, TX; daughters, Felicia Rayment and husband Chris of Johnson City, TN; Peggy Farias and husband Ben of Pawnee, TX; Micki Martin of Oklahoma City, OK; Litza Doryland of Colorado, sons, Javier Johns and wife Leticia of Floresville, TX; Will Johns and fiancée Melissa Soliz of Kenedy, TX;  sister, Marie Payne of Rockport, TX;  brother, Charles Johns of Rising Star, TX; and grandchildren,  Kayla Johns, Isiah Johns, Jada Johns, Jiannni Johns, Jordin Johns, Javier Johns, Jr., Nyla Rayment, Benancio Farias, Gabriella Farias, Marceo Farias, and Elianna Farias.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be held Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Will Johns officiating.  Interment will follow in the Choate Cemetery with Military Honors.

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Andrew M. Golden

Andrew M. Golden, Age 88 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Kenedy, TX.  He was born on November 15, 1925 to the late Rhoda Henry and Maggie Lena Rains Golden in Marthaville, LA.  He was a retired car salesman, a member of Masonic Lodge #774, a Veteran of WWII, and of the Baptist Faith.  On January 28, 1955 Andrew married Martha Ann Grady in Karnes City, TX who proceded him in death on May 9, 2007.

He is preceded in death by his parents Rhoda Henry and Maggie Lena Rains Golden, his beloved wife Martha Ann Grady Golden and a sister Virginia Faye Horne

He is survived by his son Grady Golden of Kenedy, TX, grandchildren, LeeAnn Lopez and husband Tommy, and Matthew Golden and wife Luanne of Kenedy, TX and a sister Margaret Johnson of Baton Rouge, LA.

A Family Visitation will be held Wed. Oct. 8, 2014 from 6P.M. to 8P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be held Thurs. Oct. 9, 2014 @ 10A.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.   Interment will follow in The Butler Family Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

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Polly E. Porter

POLLY PORTER_0001Polly E. Porter was born on October 6, 1919 in Quitman, Texas.  She was the only daughter of C.O. and Mabel Goldsmith.  Polly was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, a beloved and active community member, and a Loving Mother of three children.

Polly went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 5, 2014.  She is survived by her children, William Donald Porter and wife Elaine, Sherry Lynn White, and Suzanne Porter Brown and husband Edward; by her grandchildren Elisabeth Porter Golden and husband Geoffrey, Paul Douglas Brown and Carolyn Suzanne Brown.

A Visitation will be held Tuesday, October , 2014 from 7 PM to 8 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy, TX with the Rev. Homer Hanna Officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

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Leona Rose Kirchner

LEONA KIRCHNER_0001LEONA ROSE ROTHLISBERGER KIRCHNER, 103 died Aug. 30, 2014.  Leona was born Mar. 9, 1911 in Victoria County to John & Ottillie Neuman Rothlisberger.  She married Alfred Kirchner Feb. 5, 1930.  Leona & Alfred moved to Kenedy  from Victoria in 1955.  She moved back to Victoria in 2001 to reside at Twin Pines Nursing Home.  Leona is survived by her 4 daughters:  Martha (Norman) Sims and Ruby Dietzel of Victoria, Dorothy (Bill) Anthony of Scottsdale, AZ and June (Glenn) Hagemann of Portland, TX, 10 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, & 16 Great  Great Grandchildren.  Services will be Sept. 2, 2014 Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM with visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM with Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating with Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria at 2:30 PM.  Pallbearers will be her grandsons.  Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Donor’s Choice.

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Bernabe Garza, Sr.

BERNABE GARZA SRBernabe Garza, Sr., Age 75, of Kenedy, TX, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Karnes City.  Bernabe was born on October 8, 1938 in Kenedy, TX to the late Felipe B. and Baldomera Garza.  On July 1, 1961 he married Hortencia Rubio in Karnes City, TX.  He was a mechanic and worked with heavy equipment. He is preceded in death by his parents Felipe and Baldomera Garza; and his brothers Jesus Garza and Isaias Garza. He is survived by his wife, Hortencia Garza of Kenedy, TX; his daughter Elizabeth  Morin and husband Ramon of Karnes City, TX; his sons David Garza and wife Bertha of Kenedy, TX, Oscar Garza and wife Anna of Beeville, TX and Bernabe Garza, Jr. and wife Brenda of Corpus Christi, TX his brothers Daniel and wife Grace Garza of Kenedy and Eligio and wife Rosie Garza of Clovis, NM; his sisters Rebecca and husband Gregorio Ocanas of Brehman, TX, Emma and husband Ray Villanueva of Kenedy, TX and Mary Ann and husband Domingo Garcez of Kenedy, TX; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Prayer service will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.Serving as pallbearers will be Ramon Morin, III, Jesse Ray Morin, Brandan Garza, Casey Garza, Jonathan Garza and Joe Garza.

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Oscar Mikes

mikesOscar Mikes, Age 73 of Kenedy, TX passed away on August 30, 2014 in Kenedy, TX.  Oscar was born on February 22, 1941 in Kenedy, TX to Sam Mikes and Marian Douglas.  He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, graduated from Kenedy High School in 1962, a member of Gallille Baptist Church in Kenedy and retired as a Maintenance Supervisor from the Kenedy Housing Authority.He is preceded in death by his father Sam Mikes, and son Mike Martin.He is survived by his wife Janet Wells of Kenedy, mother Marian Douglas of Kenedy, daughters, Holly Wells and Joshua Kame of Woodville, Sarah Wells of Kenedy, Christopher Mikes of Kenedy, Matthew Mikes of San Marcos, Denny Martin of Kenedy, Kevin Martin of San Antonio, Chuck Martin of Pleasanton; sisters Vivian Richardson of Ft. Worth, Geraldine Jefferson of San Antonio, Katie Mikes of Fort Worth, Diana Tabscott of California; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Edward Cantu “Eddie” Villarreal

IMAG1156_1Edward Cantu “Eddie” Villarreal, Age 63, of Corpus Christi formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away on August 27, 2014 in George West, TX.  He was born on January 5, 1951 in Kenedy, TX to Pedro and Maria Cantu Villarreal.  He was a truck driver for Lone Star Tank Rentals in George West and of the Catholic Faith. He is survived by his wife Margie Zacher of Corpus Christi; parents, Pedro and Maria Cantu Villarreal of Kenedy; daughters, Victoria Maria Castaneda and husband Juan Castaneda, Tricia Ramirez and husband Chris, Nicole Villarreal and Joshua Guerrero; sons, Edward Villarreal, Jr. and wife Jessica, Felix Villarreal ; sister, Yolanda V. Salinas; brothers, Pedro Villarreal, Jr., Henry Villarreal and Danny Villarreal, and 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.A Rosary will be recited Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.Pallbearers Henry Villanueva, Carlos Zacher, Ben Rosales, Joshua Villarreal, Eddie Villarreal, III, Alexander Palacios, JD DeLosSantos, Nathan DeLosSantos

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Joe David “Jody” Garcia

Jody2Joe David “Jody” Garcia age 55 died in San Antonio August 23, 2014.  Jody was born in Karnes City August 19, 1959 to Joe and Paula Ramirez Garcia.  Jody was an instrument technician with Renegade Automation.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents Manuel & Maria Garcia and Gino & Blasa Ramirez.

He is survived by his parents Joe & Paula Garcia of Kenedy, wife Connie Bond of Spring Branch, TX, three step-daughters Amy (Brandon) Mueller, Jackie Bond, & Susan Bond all of Spring Branch, Great Grandson Nathaniel Mueller, Sisters JoAnn (Byron) Chandler of Cypress, TX, & Mary Ellen (Basilio Martinez) Garcia of San Antonio, Brother Gino (Jessica) Garcia of Kenedy and many nieces and nephews.

A Prayer service will be held Tuesday, August 26th. At 8:00 P.M. at the Eckols Chapel.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 27th. At 10:00 A.M. at the Eckols Chapel with Rev. Jim Pogue officiating.  Interment will be in the Loma Alta Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brad Dumont, Johnny Gustafson, Jeff Huff, Mark Medina, Ryan Garcia, & Brandon Mueller.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeff Angell, Jimmy Ramirez & Kyle Shaw.

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James Luther “Jim” Wheeler

JWJames Luther “Jim” Wheeler, age 78 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 in San Antonio, TX.  Jim was born on December 15, 1935 in Winthrop, Arkansas to the late Henry Albert and Ruth Jetton Wheeler. He graduated from Taft High School in 1955 in Taft, California.  On March 9, 1964 he married Eddie Mae Waltersdorff in Cuero, TX who preceded him in death.  Jim served his country proudly for 2 years in the U.S. Army and retired as a truck driver-supervisor for Conoco Phillips.  Jim loved traveling throughout the United States, especially through the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  Jim was a kind, caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and he will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his wife Eddie Mae Waltersdorff Wheeler, his parents Henry Albert and Ruth Jetton Wheeler and his brother Allen Wheeler.

He is survived by his daughter Karen Hartsfield and husband Mike; his sons Vernon Wheeler and Linda Hale, Randy Wheeler and wife Janie, Curtis Mueller and wife Diane, Carl Mueller and wife Jackie, all of Kenedy; his sister Flora Mae Howard of Bakersfield, CA; his brother Robert Wheeler and wife Sudsavad of Redding CA; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon Thursday, August 28, 2014 with Family Visitation from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

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