Raul Guerra DeLaGarza, Jr.

Raul Guerra DeLaGarza, Jr.Raul Guerra DeLaGarza, Jr., Age 65 of Del Valle, TX formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away Friday, October 9, 2015 in Del Valle, TX. Raul was born on March 7, 1950 in Kenedy, TX to the late Raul, Sr. and Esperanza Guerra DeLaGarza. He was a Master Mason and worked for D&M Masonry before retiring, he served his country honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, and was a member of San Barbara Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents Raul, Sr. and Espernanza Guerra DeLaGarza; sister Florinda Apolinar; brothers, Benjamin DeLaGarza and Robert Mack DeLaGarza.

He is survived by his loving wife Olivia Madrigal DeLaGarza of Del Valle; daughters, Irma DeLaGarza-Adnane and husband Abdellatif of Houston, Veronica Navarro and husband Jeffrey Alan of Austin, Christine Pack and Husband Demetrius Deshawn, Sr. of Austin; sisters, Judy Browning of Austin, Herminia Longoria of Austin; brother, Abel DeLaGarza of Kenedy and grandchildren, Ziryab Milud Adnane, Alan Bryce Navarro, Claire Janelle Navarro, Allison Eleanor Navarro, Dekel Deshawn Pack, Talia Renae Pack, and Demetrius Deshawn Pack, Jr. .

A Holy Rosary will be recited Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann Officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Navarro, Abdellatif Adnane, Demetrius Deshawn Pack, Sr., David Wayne Browning, Bebe Sanchez, and Dan Messina

Honorary Pallbearers will be Alan Bryce Navarro, Dekel Deshawn Pack, Ziryab Milud Adnane, and Demetrius Deshawn Pack, Jr.

CS1 Lewis Gyles Collins, USN, Retired

Lewis Collins Obit PhotoCS1 Lewis Gyles Collins, USN, retired, age 82 of Kenedy, TX., passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015, in New Braunfels, TX. Lewis was born on July 13, 1933, in Bowman South Carolina to the late Alfred Leroy and Lillie Mae Stroman Collins. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a CS1-Culinary Specialist, after 21 years of proudly serving his country. During his enlistment, Lewis served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, received numerous medals, awards, and honors, along with traveling to over 25 countries and living in over 20 states. Lewis also retired as Chief Dietician from Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, TX. after 23 years of employment.  On July 23, 1974, he married the love of his life, Maria Trinidad Alvear, in Kenedy, TX. Lewis was a faithful and devout member of First Baptist Church, Kenedy for many years. He was a caring, gentle, and honest man who was loved by many and he cherished his family above all, preceded only by God.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Leroy and Lillie Mae Stroman Collins; sister, Mrs. Donald Greene (Norine); brothers, Shelby and Maxcie Collins and grandsons, Guadalupe Rodriguez and Thomas Ray (Tray) Vickery III.

He is survived by his loving wife Maria Trinidad Collins of Kenedy; daughters, Sally Dovalina of Gonzales, Rosemary Vickery and husband Tommy of Kenedy, Sarah Booker and husband Michael of Floresville; sons, Roger Dovalina and wife Belinda of Helotes, John Dovalina and wife Rachel of Austin; sister, Mrs. Farris Brill (Faye) of South Carolina; brothers, A.L. Collins of South Carolina, Woodrow Collins of South Carolina; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Family Visitation will be Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Kenedy, with Pastor Matt Singleton officiating. Interment will follow at the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Roger Dovalina, John Dovalina, Tommy Vickery, Michael Booker, Travis Vickery, and Edward Dovalina.

Honorary Pallbearers are Nicholas Dovalina, Collin Booker, Deacon Booker, Elijah Booker, Giovanni Reyna, and Vicente Reyna.

Harry Alexander Reid, Jr.

Harry Reid Obit PicHarry Alexander Reid, Jr. was born on September 4, 1922 in Magnolia, Arkansas to Harry A. Reid Sr. and Madge Davies Reid. His mother died in childbirth and he was raised with the help of his grandparents, Andrew Alexander Reid I and Mary Bird Reid and his aunt and uncle, Ruth and John Warnock and his cousin Mary Ann. Mary Ann was like a sister and Harry remained close to her and her family, husband Billy Morgan and son’s John and Steve Morgan. Harry’s dad remarried in time and he became very close to his stepmother Hazel.

Harry served in the United States Army, 138th Ordinance Heavy Maintenance Company, enlisting October 24, 1945. Harry married Manda B Foster on January 15, 1949. He was well known and respected throughout South Texas having owned and operated the Kenedy Feed Store.

Harry is survived by his wife, Manda B. Reid, a daughter Stephanie Hazel and husband Dale Luke Sr. of Spring, TX and son, Andrew Alexander Reid II and wife Shirley of San Antonio, TX. His grandchildren are Amanda Luke, Alexander Reid and Harrison Reid. His step grandchildren are Amy Moreno and Dale Luke Jr. and step great grandchild Jackson Moreno.

Harry became a Christian at an early age and was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Magnolia, Arkansas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kenedy, Texas.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 10 at Eckols Funeral Home at 10 am. A viewing will be held at Eckols on Friday, October 9 from 6 – 8 pm.

Rev. George DeLosSantos

Rev. Geroge DeLosSantosRev. George DeLosSantos, age 59 of San Antonio, TX formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on August 17, 1956 in Karnes County, TX to the late Ruben and Olivia Rodriquez DeLosSantos. He was the Pastor at Gethsemane Ministries Church in San Antonio, TX, a loving Father, Grandfather and friend to many.

He is preceded in death by his wife Lydia DeLosSantos, parents, Ruben and Olivia DeLosSantos and a brother Ruben DeLosSantos, Jr.

He is survived by his sons, Pastor Anthony DeLosSantos and wife Lisa of Kenedy, Josh DeLosSantos and wife Nelda of Kenedy, Pastor Isaac DeLosSantos of Beeville; sister Olivia Almeida of San Antonio; brothers, Rev. Manuel (Sylvia) DeLosSantos of Karnes City, Escillas (JoAnn) DeLosSantos of Choate, Sammy DeLosSantos of Karnes City, Danny DeLosSantos of San Antonio, Arturo (Lucy) DeLosSantos of San Antonio, Lee (Lorena) De Los Santos of San Antonio, Alex (Lucia) DeLosSantos of San Antonio and 6 Grandchildren.

Family Visitation will be Tues. Oct. 6, 2015 from 1PM to 5PM with a Prayer Service beginning at 7PM at Kingsway Church in Beeville, TX. Funeral Services will be held Wed. Oct 7, 2015 at 10AM at Kingsway Church in Beeville, TX. Interment will follow at the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Hernandez, Nathaniel DeLosSantos, Lee DeLosSantos, Michael Escamilla, Gabriel DeLosSantos, and Bobby Charles.