Jonathan Hackney

Jonathan Lynn Hackney, beloved son, brother, nephew, uncle, grandson and boyfriend, was born December 29, 1991 in Beeville, Texas. He attended school in Kenedy, Texas where he graduated from Kenedy High School in 2010. Jonathan currently was a senior at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

He loved to watch and play all types of sports. He was always participating in some sport, be it either basketball, baseball or his most loved sport of all, GOLF. He was also an avid hunter. He always said that any day on the golf course or in the deer blind was like spending a day in heaven. We know that he is having the time of his life as we speak.

 We are here to celebrate his life because Jonathan lived his life to the fullest. He always showed his great sense of humor, his constant laughter, his kind, big, gentle heart, BUT most of all, that BIG, BEAUTIFUL smile. Jonathan was one of the rare ones. He never met a stranger that didn’t become a friend. He never showed animosity towards anyone and he never looked at anything in a negative way because he somehow ALWAYS found the positive out every situation he encountered. Every person that ever came in contact with Jonathan was truly blessed. He just had that special gift He especially had a great love for his nieces and nephew. He will truly be missed by many

 On his final days, the good Lord truly blessed his mother and I, by arranging for him to come home to visit for several days. Even though we lost him on the second day of his home visit, we were truly blessed to have a final “hour” with Jonathan. We had the opportunity to share a great conversation with Jonathan and the love of his life, Jenna. He was sharing one of his many stories and had us laughing so hard that it felt like our sides were about to explode. It was at that very moment that I looked at Jonathan and for some reason, a great sense of pride came over me where I mentally thought, how much of a great son he was, how great of a personality that he had, how good of job that we did raising him and just how PROUD I was to be his father. The only regret was that I did not just blurt it out. But I can say with confidence that he knew how proud his mother and I were and he knew how much we loved him because EVERY TIME we said our “See You Laters”, we always gave him a great big hug, a great big kiss and we told him that we loved him. Shirlene and I recommend that all parents REMEMBER to do hug, kiss and tell your child or children every chance you have that you love them, because you just never know if that chance turns out to be your last chance forever.

 Jonathan is survived by his parents, Kent and Shirlene Hackney, his sister, Jessica Hackney, and the love of Jessica’s life, Miguel Guerrero, grandparents, Arnold and Shirley Hofmann, grandparents Jack and Royleene Bevel, and nephew Jordan Guerrero. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Albert Hackney. He was also survived by the love of his life, Jenna Diaz, her parents Rudy and June Diaz and also Jon’s and Jenna’s nieces Makayla and Makenna Quintanilla and their parents, Michael and Jill Quintanilla and beloved godson Kain Jurgajtis.

Family Visitation will be Sunday, July 28, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.  Funeral services will be held Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM at The First Baptist Churchin Kenedy, TX  with the Rev. Matt Homeyer and Brother T.J. Burris officiating.  Interment will follow at the Runge Cemetery in Runge, TX.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jesse Benavides, Jarryd Duenes, Joe Escandon, Caleb Janysek, Hunter Jurgajtis, and Sean Torres.  Honorary pallbearers are Jack Bevel, Jeff Bevel, Miguel Guerrero, Megan Kelley, David Hackney, Jay Hackney, Tyler Hackney, Trey Merritt, Michael Quintanilla, and Kyle Wilkerson.

Memorials may be made to the Jonathan L. Hackney Scholarship fund at The Karnes County National Bank.

Elwanda Brown Merriman

Elwanda Brown Merriman was born, November 6, 1927 in Keo, Arkansas the daughter of Nick Brown and Bridgie Hilliard Brown and passed away, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in the Conally  Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Texas at the age of 85 years after a lengthy illness.

She graduated from Edcouch-Elsa High School, Class of 1944.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nick Brown and Bridgie Hilliard Brown; her  daughter, Jo Ann Merriman; her son, Weldon Ray Merriman; her brother, Gerald Brown and her  sister, Irene Fuller. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Monson and husband Edward of Kenedy; her son, Ward Merriman and wife Patsy of Denton; her sisters, Ruby Ricketson, Barbara Smith and husband Art, Kathryn Power and husband Richard and Chrystine Kelly and husband John and her brothers, Virgil Brown and wife Bonnie and Jerry Brown.  Ms. Merriman is also survived by her 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 19, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, July 20,  2013 at 1:00 P.M., in the Eckols Chapel with interment following in the Elim Cemetery, Elim, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Clint Maddox, Jason Maddox, Brad Merriman, Greg Bell, Mark Janese, Alan Ricketson, Joe Jones and Ernest Torre.

Douglas Wayne McCarn

Douglas Wayne McCarn was born on December 21, 1938 in Pawnee, Texas.  He passed peacefully on July 3, 2013 at The Hampton, a senior  care facility for Alzheimer’s patients, in Pearland, Texas. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Pawnee Cemetery, Pawnee, Texas.
Doug was a graduate of the University of Houston and remained an avid Cougars fan for many years.  He loved animals, his sense of  humor was second to none, and he always had a smile on his face.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Dora Myrtle Haley and Alva Nixon  McCarn, his brother, Alva Nixon McCarn, Jr., and his sister, Nora McCarn Schultz.

We are deeply grateful for all of the compassionate care that he received from his loving caregivers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001 or online at

Juan DeLaRosa

Juan DeLaRosa was born, November 26, 1926 and was 86 years old when he went to be with the Lord on, July 1, 2013. Juan was a military veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and worked 17 years with Turbine Support and 3 years civil service at Kelly Air Force Base. He is preceded in death by his brother, Manuel DeLaRosa and his mother Petra M. DeLaRosa. He is survived by his wife, Maria C. DeLaRosa; his children, Santos A. DeLaRosa, Sr. (Caroline), Diana (Scott) Castellano, Rebecca Delarosa and his sister, Maria Casas. Juan is also survived by his 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation will begin, Thursday, July 4, 2013, and a rosary will be recited, Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 5, 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kenedy, officiated by Rev. Norbert Herman. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.


Maona Scott Mixon

Maona Scott Mixon was born on July 18, 1936 to Herbert H. and Audrey Burton in San Jon, New Mexico; she entered into eternal rest on June 30, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
Maona was a resident of Karnes City, Texas for over 45 years and most recently resided in Jourdanton, Texas.  She worked for Lovaca Gathering Company and Valero Transmission Company retiring after 21 years of service.  She is predeceased by her parents, her brother, H.H. Burton, her first husband and father of her
daughters, John E. Scott, Jr. and her second husband Charles E. White.   Survivors are her husband Cecil Mixon of Karnes City and daughters:  Jim Elyce Janssen and husband, Glenn of Corsicana; Lajuana Kasprzyk and husband, Clem of Kenedy; Kala Dumont and husband, Tab of Pleasanton.  Her grandchildren include Beau Janssen and wife, Chrystal of Corsicana; Shanna Wadsworth and husband, Josh of Pleasanton; Nicholas Janssen and wife, Miranda Janssen of Corsicana; Kierstyn and Torey Dumont of Pleasanton; Clinton Kasprzyk and wife, Sarah of San Antonio; Carey Baros and husband, Travis of San Antonio; Clayton Kasprzyk and wife Katy of Stockdale.  Additional survivors are her great-grandchildren Logan and Grayson Janssen, Will, Gus and Hudson Wadsworth, Lucas and Ariana Janssen and Cade Baros, and a niece and nephews.


Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm with the funeral service planned for Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  All services will be held at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy, Texas. Burial will be at the Kenedy Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Maona Scott Mixon may be made to the Kenedy Cemetery Association, the American Heart Association or the donor’s choice.