Winnie Bess Hyatt Wood

Winnie Bess Hyatt Wood died Friday Feb. 26, 2016 in San Antonio. She was born to Jess McCoy & Bessie Flowers Hyatt in Gillett Oct. 29, 1929.  She married Cecil W. Wood Feb. 19, 1948 in Kenedy  and he preceded her in death Jan. 14, 2014.  She is also preceded in death by her parents,  sisters Robbie Pope & Elizabeth Melvin, brothers Jack B. Hyatt & Jess McCoy Hyatt.

Winnie is survived by her daughters Michele (Leonard) Rodriguez of Karnes City, Melinda (Chris) Thompson of San Antonio, Cynthia Jo (Kyle) Green of Port Allen, LA One sister Lillian Cox of Corpus Christi.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Eckols Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Feb. 29th. At 11:00 AM at the Harmony Baptist Church with interment in the Harmony

Sandra Venecia

Sandra Venecia, Age 47 of Holly Springs North Carolina, formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away February 27, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

She was born on June 20, 1968 in Karnes City, TX to the Late Eugenio and Rita Vera Venecia. She was an assistant administrator for Wake County and a Christian.


She is preceded in death by her parents Eugenio and Rita Vera Venecia.


She is survived by her husband, Javier Hernandez of Holly Springs, NC; daughter Rita Raquel Hernandez of Cuero, TX; son Javier Alcides Hernandez of Holly Springs, NC; sisters, Irene Gonzalez of Choate, Enedina Olivarez of Cuero and brother Eugene Venecia, Jr.


A Prayer Service will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 4, 2016 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.


Pallbearers were Eugene Venecia, Ross Venecia, Joe Escandon, Jr., Joe Escandon, III, Dylan Olivarez, Paul Olivarez.

Louis William “Butch” Lobner

Louis William “Butch” Lobner, Jr., Age 53 of Kenedy, TX passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2016. He was born on April 19, 1962 in Beeville, TX to Louis William Lobner, Sr. and the late Gladys Broz Lobner. He retired from AEP in El Campo, TX, was a Veteran of the US Army and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He married Mary Lynn Irwin on March 7, 1992 in Kenedy, TX.

He is preceded in death by his mother Gladys Broz Lobner.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Lynn Irwin Lobner of Kenedy, Father Louis W. Lobner, Sr. of Seguin, daughter Natalie Bednorz of Kenedy; sons, Wayne (Kristina) Bednorz of Corpus Christi, Charlie Lobner of Kenedy; grandson Wesley Green of Kenedy; sisters, Barbara Kotzur of Kenedy, and Judith Robles of San Antonio, TX.

Family Visitation was held Fri. March 4, 2016 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services were at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sat., March 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM with the Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating.


In Lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Accolade Hospice Foundation, 222 W. Grand Ave., Yoakum, TX 77995

Pallbearers were Leo Janysek, Roger Gaskamp, Kody Kanak, Dell Hallmark, Norbert Dziuk, Manuel Garza

Alicia Munoz

IMG_1412Munoz Makeup &HairAlicia Munoz age 86 of Kenedy passed away Friday March 25, 2016. She was born April 2, 1929 in Ecleto, TX to Enemencio & Trinidad Perez Alaniz. She is preceded in death by her husband Rudolfo Munoz, Sr.; parents Enemencio and Trinidad Perez Alaniz; daughter Consuelo DeHoyos and son Rudy Munoz, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters, Esperanza (Tony, Jr.) Longoria of Nordheim and Trini (Philip) Montez of Kenedy; sons, Gilbert (Lucy) Munoz of Karnes City, Ruben (Maria) Munoz of Kenedy and Raul Munoz of Kenedy; sisters, Simona Lara of Corpus, Eva Gonzales of Kenedy & Margaret Torres of Seguin.

A Holy Rosary will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Pallbearers will Mikey Montez, Tony Longoria, III, Henry Munoz, Ruben Munoz, Jr., Gilbert Munoz, Jr., Henry Munoz, Ricardo Rodriguez, Rey Rodriguez, and Joseph Munoz.

Donna Faye Donnell

Donna Faye Donnell passed away March 24, 2016. She was born Oct. 31, 1947 in Freer, TX to John & Faye Bagwell.

Donna was a 1966 graduate of Pettus High School. She married Robert G. Grayson and they had Shelley & Shane.  Donna was preceded in death by Robert in October of 1981.  Donna found love a second time and married Gene Donnell in December of 1981.

Donna lived a blessed life, surrounded by her precious children and grandchildren, traveling the world with her husband.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Gene Donnell, two sons, Shane Grayson (Shannon) Grayson and Keith (Lauren) Donnell, three daughters Shelley Grayson, Stephanie Donnell (James Borroum), and Susan Donnell; fourteen grandchildren, Christian, Ryan, John, Makayla, Garett, Lyla, Travis, Logan, Casey, Nick, Hailey, Grace, Joely, and Sage; one great grandson Cash; brothers, Curtis (Bea) Bagwell, John (Linda) Bagwell; Clifford (Cindy) Bagwell, Ricky (Karen) Bagwell Troy (Sandra) Bagwell, Clinton Bagwell and one Sister Debbie Bagwell and many nieces and nephews and friends.

A visitation will be held Monday, March 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Lynn and Ricky Bagwell officiating.  Interment will be in the Choate Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Clifford Bagwell, Clinton Bagwell, Troy Bagwell, Curtis Bagwell, Ricky Bagwell, and John Bagwell.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Donna’s grandchildren & great grandson.

Memorials may be made to Driscoll Children’s Hospital or MD Anderson Hospital.