Acie Craig McAda

craig-mcada-program-picAcie Craig McAda passed away on September 19, 2016. Acie was born in Kenedy, Texas on February 16, 1961. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in1983; and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1986 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Science. While at Texas A&M he served in the Corp of Cadets. Acie was married on July14, 1999, to Janine.  He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Acie Clarence McAa and mother Molly Marie Wall McAda.  He is survived by his wife, Janine McAda; children, Ross Moncrief, Jessica McAda, Acie Cade McAda, and Austin Craig McAda; sisters, Judy McAda, Phyllis McAda and husband Charlie Soliday, Donna McAda and Jennifer McAda; daughter in Law, Melissa Moncrief; grandchildren, Mason Walker Moncrief and Mackenzie Grace Moncrief; nieces Molly Jewel Soliday, Cerise Anderson, and Denise Anderon with her husband Andy Weaver and son, Garrett.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Kenedy Cemetery.  The Family invites you to join them following the services at the City Hall in Kenedy, Texas.

Serving as Pallbeares will be Patrick Tam, David Franke, David Huddleston, Glen Valentine, Burke Braun, Tim Menke, and Wayne Mcada.

Honorary Pallberers will be John Foster, Ford Patton and Russell Osburn.

Daylen Jakob Rios


Infant Daylen Jakob Rios, son of Mariah Jo Villarreal and Derrick Rios of Karnes City, Texas passed away on September 12, 2016 in Beeville, TX. Daylen is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Daniel Villarreal and Diana Torres, his paternal grandparents, Joann and Brett De La Cerda, San Antonio, TX; great grandparents, Alejandro and Juanita Rios, Runge, TX, Pedro (deceased) and Maria Villarreal, Kenedy, TX and Minerva Ramirez of Karnes City, TX and survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Holy Rosary will be recited Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10 A.M. at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Graveside Services following at 11 A.M. at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX


Barbara Ann Kotzur


barbaa-ann-kotzur-obit-pic2Barbara Ann Kotzur, Age 50 of Karnes City, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Floresville, TX. Barbara was born on January 27, 1966 in Karnes City, TX to the late Elia, Sr. and Eugenia Sczepanik Kotzur.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents Elias, Sr. and Eugenia Sczepanik Kotzur; sister, Betty Dragon; brothers, Elias Kotzur, Jr., and Frankie Kotzur.

She is survived by her son, Leroy Kotzur and wife Jessica of Floresville; sisters, Margaret Kotzur of Karnes City, Helen Mick of Alvin, Irene McGovern of Kenedy; brothers, Archie Kotzur of Kenedy and Johnny Kotzur of Kenedy; grandchildren Sierra Kotzur and Austin Kotzur of Floresville.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10AM in the St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Karnes City, TX.  Interment will be held at a later date.


Lois M. Falvella


Lois M. Henderson Falvella was a resident of Hallettsville, Texas and formally of Kenedy, Texas, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Hallettsville Rehab and Nursing Center in Hallettsville, Texas, at the age of 98. Lois was born on February 27, 1918 in Belton, Texas the daughter of Andrew and Mollie Johnson Henderson. She graduated high school in 1926 and married James William Falvella. They had two children, Jamie Marie and Frank Andrew.  Lois had a long banking career with First Nichols National Bank in Kenedy, Texas.  Mrs. Falvella is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Mollie Henderson; her brothers Olie Henderson and Johnny Henderson; her son, Frank Falvella; and her daughter, Jamie Falvella Smith.  Mrs. Falvella is survived by grandchildren, James and Janet Foster of Hallettsville, Joe Foster of Kenedy, Kathleen of Houston, and Jeff Foster of Corpus Christi; and her Great Grand Children, Preslie Foster of Hallettsville, Gunnar Janak of Austin and Jacki Foster of Austin.

Family Visitation will be held Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10AM Friday, September 16, 2016 in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Derek Brown, Joe Foster, Jeff Foster, Dennis Matula, Fred Nichols and Kevin Hammack.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Russell Chesser.

Fairy T. Wells


Fairy Resa Thompson Wells, was born on June 28, 1914, to parents, John Thomas Thompson, Jr. and Mary Elma Carter Thompson at Nickel, Gonzalez County Texas. She accepted the Lord as Savior at the age of 10 and became a member of Old Moulton Baptist Church in July, 1924 in Revival. She is a current member of First Baptist Church in Kenedy, Texas. Fairy graduated from Nickel High School in Gonzales County. Later, she attended Southwest Texas State Sub College, where she received a Teacher’s Certificate. She transferred after one year at Southwest Texas to Sul Ross State University in Alpine where she received her B.S. and M.A. Degrees. She was married to Alvan N. Wells for twenty five years. She taught 37 years in Texas schools; five years in Nickel, Gonzales County; three years in Tueleta, Bee County; two years at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy; 27 years in the Kenedy Independent School District. She was a life member of the Texas State Teachers Association, a life member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, a life member of Sul Ross Ex-Student Association, a life member of the VFW Auxiliary 6282, and the Aletheian Study Club, and Kappa Delta Phi. Fairy was active in her church and community and always enjoyed hearing from her former students and parents. She thoroughly enjoyed her retirement. She traveled; she participated in church and civic events; and also various social activities. One of Fairy’s greatest joys was being called “Granny Fairy” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed their visits. She is preceded in death by her parents, John T. Thompson, Jr. and Mary Elma Thompson; one sister, Mary Ann Cook, two brothers, John T. Thompson, III and Thomas Carter Thompson; a son, Alvan N. Wells, Jr.; one great-grandchild, Dylan Travis Haynes and a dear friend Alvin Kaiser. She is survived by her daughter and husband Kathy and Raymond Haynes, Granbury, Texas and special friend, Kathlene Kaiser Mikkelson of Georgetown, Texas; grandsons, Russell and Dawn Haynes of Chandler, Arizona and Ronald and Misty Haynes of Lima, Peru; granddaughter, Valerie Wells Bracchi; great grandchildren, Luke Kelly Horner, Jaxon Dylan Haynes, McKallie Mae Haynes, Jacob Arthur Struck, Lillian Olivia Haynes, Lola Kate Haynes, Kingston Bryant Haynes.  Family Visitation will be held Thursday, September 15 from 1PM to 2PM at the First Baptist Church with Services begining at 2PM at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy, TX.