Ira Lynn Dubose

Ira DuBose Obit PicIra Lynn DuBose, Age 70 of Pawnee, TX passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 in Pawnee, TX. Lynn was born on December 11, 1946 in   Beeville, TX to the late Ira William and Lois Inez Wren Dubose.  He married Barbara Hawkins in 1966 in Beeville, TX.  Lynn retired from Feather Lite Construction Company, was an avid cattle rancher operating Escondido Ranches in Pawnee, actively involved in the American Black Hereford Association and the Texas Black Hereford Association, of the Church of Christ Faith and a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend to many.   Lynn is preceded in death by his parents, Ira William and Lois Inez Wren Dubose and grandchildren Paisley Inez and Pascale Cole DuBose.  Lynn is survived by his wife, Barbara H. DuBose of Pawnee; sons, Duane DuBose of Pawnee, Wesley DuBose and wife Jenn of Pawnee; brother, Dale DuBose of Corpus Christi; and grandchildren Katie Lynn and William Warren Cole DuBose of Pawnee.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM in the Eckols Chapel. Services will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11AM in the Eckols Chapel with David Todd Officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mineral Cemetery, Mineral, TX. Serving as Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Gordon, George Shaw, LeeRoy Poldreck, Van Smith, James Groesbeck, and Stephen Monsivais  In Lieu of flowers memorials in Lynn’s name may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Matias A. Gonzales, Sr.

Matias A. Gonzales, Age 72, of Kenedy, TX passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Kenedy, TX. Matias was born on January 24, 1945 in Nell, TX to the late Jesus and Guadalupe Alaniz Gonzales.  Matias was a retired heavy equipment/truck driver for Camino Construction Company, a devout member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a member of the O.L.Q.O.P Spanish Choir.  In 1971 he married Aurora Davila in Karnes City, TX.  He is a preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Guadalupe Alaniz Gonzales; sister Martha Hernandez; brothers, Antonio A. Gonzales and Benito A. Gonzales.  He is survived by his loving wife, Aurora Davila Gonzales of Kenedy; son Matias Gonzales, Jr. and wife Martha of Kenedy; sister, Agarita Cortez and husband Florentino of Pawnee; brothers, Felix A. Gonzales of Three Rivers, Juan A. Gonzales and wife Modesta of Coy City, Miguel A. Gonzales and wife Janie of Coy City; grandchildren, Gabriel Gonzales and Matias Gonzales, III of Kenedy and host of nieces, nephews and friends.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.