Pablo Lopez Duenes

Pablo Lopez Duenes

Pablo Lopez Duenes Age 68 of Floresville, TX formerly of Jayton, TX, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in San Antonio, TX.  He was born on December 19, 1945 in Pawnee, TX to the Late Daniel and Feliciana Lopez Duenes.  He was a retired Maintenance man and a veteran of the US Army who served his country proudly during the Vietnam War.

He is preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Feliciana Lopez.

He is survived by his wife Ermina Suniga Duenes, daughters, Jennifer Merino, Debbie Cortez, Misti Evans, Dulcie Coy, Priscilla Duenes, Sons, Pablo Duenez, Jr, Timothy Duenes, sisters, Josie Warner, Isabel Zepeda, Linda Mata, brothers, Willie Duenes, Frank Duenes, Antonio Duenes, Alfredo Duenes, Domingo Duenes, Eliseo Duenes and 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Prayer Service was held Friday, July 4, 2014 at 7P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services were Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10A.M.  in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Domingo Duenes officiating.  Interment will be in the De Ntra Sra De Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee, TX with Military Honors.

Serving as pallbearers will be Willie Duenes, Frank Duenes, Alfredo Duenes, Antonio Duenes, Eliseo Duenes, and Wayne Duenes.

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Maria R. Aguirre

AGUIRRE CANDLE PIC_0001Maria Rodriguez Aguirre, age 85 of Rosenberg, TX formerly of Pettus, TX passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Sugarland, TX.  She was born on June 20, 1929 to the late Luis and Santos (Lopez) Rodriguez in Kingsville, TX.  She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pettus, TX.  On October 20, 1948 she married Esiquio V. Aguirre in Karnes City, TX who preceded her in death.

She is preceded in death by her husband Esiquio V. Aguiire, Sr. parents Luis and Santos Lopez Rodriguez, son Esiquio R. Aguirre, Jr.,  daughter Santos Aguirre, sister Aurora Ortiz and brother Ernesto Aguirre.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Madrigal and husband Lupe of Rosenberg, TX grandchildren, Ricardo Aguirre of Pettus, TX, Gloria Ramirez and husband Phillip, Mario Madrigal and wife Jay, Ana Madrigal and Kirsten Martin, all of Rosenburg, TX, Sylvia Madrigal and husband Robert Escamilla of Katy, TX and two great grandchildren Isabella Ramirez and Lauren Aguirre.

A Rosary was recited Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7pm in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 10am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pettus, TX with the Rev. Luke officiating.  Interment was held at the Pettus Cemetery in Pettus, TX.

Pallbearers were Mario Madrigal, Phillip Ramirez, Robert Escamilla, Victor Gonzales, Jacinto Aguirre and Fred Rodriguez

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Robert L. Steed

Robert L. Steed, Sr. Age 62 of Karnes City, TX passed away on June 20, 2014 in Karnes City, TX.  He was born on May 23, 1952 in Corpus Christi, TX  to Robert B. Steed and Mary Rose Chapman.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Rose Steed, father Robert B. Steed, daughters, Leticia Steed, Salina Steed, son Robert Steed, Jr, sister Vicky Bland, brothers, Jeff Steed, Kenneth Steed, Richard Steed and 11 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy, TX

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Vincent H. Moy

MoyVincent H. Moy, Age 80 of Karnes City, TX passed away on June 25, 2014 in Brenham, TX.  Vincent was born on October 6, 1933 in Gillett, TX to the late Herman and Suzanna Titzman Moy.  He was a retired UPS delivery agent and a farmer and rancher.  He was a veteran of the United States Army serving his country proudly during the Korean War and a faithful member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City, TX.  On September 12, 1956 he married Gladys Kunschik Moy in Runge, TX who preceded him in death on October 12, 2001.

He is preceded in death by his wife Gladys Kunschik Moy, parents, Herman and Suzanna Titzman Moy.

He is survived by his daughters, Robyn Michalcik and husband Wesley of Halletsville, TX, Rebecca Colonnetta and husband Michael of Buda, TX, son Nathan Moy and Shannon Clinard of Anderson, TX, sisters, Theresa Pawlik of Kenedy, TX, Louisa Bronder of San Antonio, TX, brothers, August Moy of Cestohowa, TX, Joe Moy of Abilene, TX, grandchildren, Dustin Michalcik, Jessica Colonneta Klingsick and husband Andrew, Jennifer Colonneta, Leah Moy, Luke Moy, Trenton Moy and a special friend Agnes Jaskinia.

A Rosary will be recited Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10AM at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City, TX with the Rev. Stanlisaw Marciniak officiating.  Interment will follow in the Karnes City Cemetery, Karnes City, TX.

Serving as pallbearers will be Edwin Wiatrek, Bruce Wiatrek, Greg Wiatrek, Danny Leal, Jake Polasek, Jeff Kerlick, Mart Moy, and Bobby Drees.

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Norene “Peaches” Davidson

Jewel Norene Davidson

Jewel Norene Davidson was born August 15, 1927, in Choate, Karnes County, Texas to Richard Howard Hunt and Iva Agnes Loftin Hunt.  She was the youngest of ten children and upon birth was given the nickname “Peaches” by her father who said, “she was fuzzy as a peach.” She was preceded in death by her father and mother, an infant son, a brother Seth Hunt, and seven sisters Lucille Brown, Leora Carpenter, Edith Sawey, Mable Black, Ada Brown, Gussye Howell, and Marie Hogan and their husbands, as well as daughter Marsha Davidson Holt and identical twin grandsons, children of Marsha Holt.  Peaches married John H. Davidson, Jr. On July 15, 1945 in Choate, Texas.  She is survived by her husband John, a daughter Laura Marie (Penny) Davidson Craig, her husband Dr. William H. Craig, a grandson John William Craig, two great grandsons, and one great granddaughter.

She became a member of the Choate Baptist Church at the age of 12 and in 1950 moved her membership to the Pawnee Baptist Church.  After moving back to Pawnee from Beeville in 1980 she worked at seeing that the Pawnee Baptist Church had a face lift.  She helped design and construct two large stained glass windows for the front of the sanctuary which were her pride and joy.  She taught the young peoples’ Sunday School class for several years and then taught the Adult Sunday School class for almost 20 years while serving as the church treasurer at the same time.  She later became a member of the Pawnee Methodist Church.  She was a retired legal secretary having worked for John C. Beasley at the law firm of Beasley & Beasley in Beeville for more than 20 years.  She and her husband lived in the Pawnee Community for more than 60 years.  She had a full and happy life.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Eckols Chapel.  Funeral Services will be held Monday May 26th. At 11:00 AM from the Eckols Chapel.  Interment will be in the Pawnee Cemetery.

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Majin V. “Mickey” Villanueva, Jr.


Majin V. Villanueva, Jr. was born on June 25, 1931 in Goliad County to his parents Majin, Sr. and Maria and passed to his eternal rest on May 18, 2014 at the age of 82. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Eva, his wife of 62 years, brothers Joe and Eugenio, and sisters Eusebia, Soila and Juanita. He is survived by his sister Mary and his eight children Martina (Ruben) Garcia, Mary Jane (David) Lerma, Majin III, Mario (Yolanda), John David (Elizabeth), Edward (Brenda), Mary Christi (Alex) Martinez, and Adam Joseph (Michelle), 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.


Majin was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His kind spirit, generosity, and loyalty will be dearly missed by those whose lives he touched.  As a resident of Kenedy for most of his life, he devoted himself to his family and community.  Majin was an extremely hard worker for many years at Hubbard’s Grocery Store and later as an insurance agent for the American National Insurance Company. Insurance sales proved to be his calling in life. He was extremely successful as an agent, staff manager and as a district manager with the company. His dedication to his profession brought him great success in the way of awards and promotions into management positions. It also gave him and his wife the opportunity to travel the world to attend conventions sponsored by the company as a reward for a job well done.  Majin was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and participated in the Spanish Choir for the church. He belonged to several organizations of the community of Kenedy and served several years on the Board of Trustees of Kenedy ISD.


Majin encouraged his loved ones, from the oldest to the youngest, to excel and follow their dreams. Together he and his wife raised a successful family, all who have shown the same belief as his – that you can achieve whatever you put your mind and body to. Each of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in his heart. There was nothing more that could bring a huge smile and a twinkle to his eye than to have his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren around him.


He was an honest man and never hesitated to express his opinion. He stood strongly by his convictions, always in a respectful, dignified manner. He faced life head on and never let anything discourage him. He fought through serious illness, the illness and death of loved ones and other circumstances that would have made others despair and give up. To the very end he was strong and talked, not about the misfortune of being ill, but about the opportunity to see his beloved wife again. With his children beside him in the last days of his life he knew that they loved him and that they strongly cared about him. He passed peacefully from their loving arms to the arms of his Lord, Jesus Christ.


Visitation was held from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 21 at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy.  The rosary was recited at 7:00 PM. that evening.  A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:00 AM. Thursday, May 22, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  Interment followed at the Kenedy Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers were his five sons Majin III, Mario, John David, Edward and Adam Joseph, his grandsons Alex Martinez, Jr. and Edward Lee Villanueva and son-in-law Ruben Garcia.


Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

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Earvin Hume Snell, Jr.

EARVIN PATROL CAREarvin Hume Snell Jr. was born to the union of Earvin Hume Snell Sr. and Annie Houston on June 26, 1961 in Ballinger Texas. He professed a belief in Christ at an early age. He attended Ballinger ISD. He furthered his education by attending Career Point Institute. Earvin served proudly in the US Army and received an honorable discharge.  He entered into a union of marriage with Linda Lopez which were born two daughters. He served the Kenedy Police Dept. as an officer and chief of police. Then he proudly joined the Karnes City Police dept. before joining the Karnes County Sheriff’s Dept.

He is survived by his mother Annie Snell, daughters Brigette Snell, Halle Snell, son Jermaine Clark, Step daughter Megan Harrison (Jason spouse), and stepson Robert Torres. Sister-Katherine Snell Robertson (Anthony Robertson spouse), Shawnae Snell (Niece), Dhawnae Snell (nephew),  Charlie Loud IV (nephew)(Brittnay spouse),  Akheel Cochran (nephew), Jaleel Cochran (nephew), Tramaneece Robertson (Niece), Brother-Michael Snell Sr., Michael Snell Jr. (nephew), Phillip Snell (nephew), Aleesha Snell (Niece).  Brother-Charles Snell, Caleb Snell (nephew). And Aunties, Uncles and cousins, friends and family who loved him dearly.

               A visitation was held Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6P.M. to 8P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services were held Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was in the Menard Cemetery in Menard, TX on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.

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Lena G. Cano

LENA G CANO obit picMrs. Lena G. Cano age 85 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at John Paul II Nursing Home.  She was born on March 14, 1929 in Kenedy, TX to the late Exiquio and Elissa Cantu Garza.  She was a housewife and member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters Elma (Juan) Cantu, Nancy (Gerald) Mooney, Dora (Rudy) Saenz, Sons Roy (Lula) Cano, Joe (Hilaria) Cano Jr. , brother Leo Garza and  numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents Exiquio & Elissa Cantu Garza, husband Jose Cano, Sr., daughter Eva Casarez, Nora Rodriguez, and son Romeo Cano.

Rosary will be held Monday May 5, 2014 at 7 PM at the Eckols Chapel, Mass will be Tuesday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.   Interment will be in the Kenedy Cemetery

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Myrtle Dean Freeman Booe

Myrtle Booe PicMyrtle Dean Freeman Booe, 89, passed away on May 13, 2014 at Blossom Care Assisted Living in Leon Springs, Texas.  She was born on January 21, 1925 in Galveston, Texas to Allan Brown Freeman and Myrtle Harris Freeman.

Myrtle grew up in Galveston, and after graduating form Ball High School at the age of 16, she enrolled at the University of Texas in Austin where she ultimately received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. Myrtle lived the majority of her adult life (64 years) in Kenedy, Texas where she worked as a Pharmacist in Kenedy and the surrounding communities until age 75.

Myrtle married Everett L. Booe Jr. (Buddy) in 1943 in Galveston, Texas.  They were happily married for 58 years until Buddy died in 2001.

Myrtle was a member of Good Shepard Evangelical Lutheran Church. Her activity with the church brought Myrtle great joy.  In her latter years, she enjoyed working at the Thrift Center.  Most of all she loved being with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Myrtle was proceeded in death by Myrtle Harris Freeman, Allan Brown Freeman, and Everett L. Booe Jr.

Myrtle is survived by her sister Claudette Pfennig High, by her daughter and sons Barbara Ann Manley (Charles R. Manley III), Everett L. Booe III (Janet Booe), and Allan F. Booe (Diane R. Booe), by grandchildren Barbara A. Haney (Daren Haney), Jonathan E. Booe, Taylor W. Booe (Tyra Booe), Charles R. Manley IV, Denise Booe Williams (Justin R. Williams), and Philip F. Booe, and by great grandchildren Kendell Haney, Brent Haney, Saxon Haney, Elizabeth Haney, Tosher Haney, Raylen Booe, and Ryder Booe.

A visitation will be held at Eckols Funeral in Kenedy, Texas on May 15, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Good Shepard Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenedy, Texas on May 16, 2014 beginning at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (

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Katherine Sue Gibbs Barnes

Katherine Gibbs Barnes Age 43 of Floresville, TX passed away on May 8, 2014 in Floresville, TX.  She was born on August 2, 1970 in Floresville, TX to Homer and Sue Gibbs.  She was a dental hygienist and a member of the Cowboy Fellowship Church in Pleasanton, TX. 

Katherine is survived by husband Michael Wayne Barnes, Sr. of Kenedy, TX , her parents Homer and Sue Gibbs of Floresville, TX , daughter Hannah Jansky and son  Hunter Jansky of Poth , TX, step-daughters Cyresia Soto of Kenedy, TX, Andrea Rodriquez of Converse, TX, Stephanie DeLosSantos of Karnes City, TX, Step-son Michael Wayne Barnes, Jr. of Kenedy, TX , brothers Lee and  Doyle Gibbs of Poth, TX and Aunt Ruby of  Floresville, TX.

Memorial Services will be held Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home, Chapel with the Rev. Scotty Smith officiating.

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