Eluterio “Joe”G. Solis

Eluterio “Joe” G. Solis, age 69, of Kenedy, TX, passed away on February 22, 2011 in Kenedy, TX.  He was born on February 20, 1942 in Stockdale, TX to the late Francisco and Maria Guajardo Solis.  He was a retired automotive mechanic, a master cabinet builder and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

       He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Florencia G. Solis, sister Lydia Arambula and brothers Ramon and Severiano “Shorty” Solis.

       He is survived by his wife, Linda Escandon of Kenedy, TX; daughters, Charlene (Robert Galavan) Solis of Victoria, TX, Christie (Jackie Guzman) Valdez of Kenedy, TX; sons, Joe Daniel (Melanie) Solis of Cibilo, TX, Arturo (Debbie) Zavala of Germany, Joe (Nina) Escandon, II of Kenedy, TX; sisters, Petra Zamora of Amarillo, TX, Lorenza Gonzales of Richmond, TX; and brothers, Santiago “Jimmy” Solis of Kenedy, TX, Domingo “Mingo” Solis of San Antonio, TX and Rafael “Ralph” Solis of Kenedy, TX.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

           A Rosary was recited Thur., February 24, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass was held Fri., February 25, 2011 at 11:00am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.

             Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Escandon, II, Jordan Valdez, Joe Daniel Solis, Joe Escandon, III, Christian Solis, Michael Solis, Jefferey Solis and John Guerrero.

Lazara M. Avelar

Lazara M. Avelar, Age 90, of  San  Antonio, TX formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away on February 12, 2011 in San Antonio, TXShe was born on December 17, 1920 to the late Juan and Manuela(Rangel) Martinez in Burnell, TX. She was a retired laundry clerk at John Paul II Nursing Home in Kenedy and a former member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy, TX.She is preceded in death by  her parents, sisters; Tomasa Martinez, and Tita Garza; brothers; Pablo Martinez, Faustino Martinez, Locario Martinez, Cristoval Martinez, and Ascencion Martinez.She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.A rosary was recited on Tues. Feb. 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral mass was  held Wed. Feb 16, 2011 at 1PM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy, TX.  Interment will follow at the Burnell Cemetery in Burnell , TX.

David Wayne Person

David W. Person

David Wayne Person, 44, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Houston. He was born on December 19, 1966, in Freeport, Texas. He grew up and spent most of his adult life in Houston. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Joyce Miller Scarborough and grandfather William Terry “Bill” Scarborough, Jr. He is survived by his loving mother Elaine Scarborough Person; father James E. Person; sisters Darla Person Salas  and Tammy Person; brother Roy Edward Person; niece Desiree Salas and nephews Matthew Salas, Aden and Kaleb Cruz; aunts Sheree Scarborough, Marie Scarborough, Sandra Kasprzyk Yanta, Dorothy Scarborough, Shirley Scarborough; uncles David Kasprzyk and Clem Kasprzyk; grandmother Florence Kasprzyk Scarborough; and fifteen cousins.

David was a bright, academically gifted student with a thirst for knowledge. He graduated from Bellaire High School in Houston, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and attained his Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in 1992. He practiced personal injury law and worked at a variety of law firms in Houston, including the Maierson Law Firm.

David will be remembered for his dedication to his work and his family, and for the valiant struggle he waged for good health for so many years. He will be greatly missed.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can;

and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world

as it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.

—Reinhold Niebuhr

            A memorial service was held at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy, Texas, on Saturday, March 5. Obituary and guest book online at https://eckolsfuneralhome1886.com. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember David may contribute to the American Cancer Society or a charity of their choice.