Selsa R. Bryan

Selsa R. Bryan, Age 74 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Selsa was born on April 6, 1943 in Kenedy to the late Adislario and Ignacia Castillo Rodriguez.  On June 22, 2002 she married Bays Bryan in Karnes City, TX. She was a home health provider, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a member of the Choate Baptist Church in Choate, TX.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Adislario and Ignacia Castillo Rodriguez; sisters, Gloria Mendez, Frances Espinoza, Emma “Nena” Garcia, Mary Espinoza; and brother, Vicente Rodriguez.

She is survived by her husband, Bays Bryan of Kenedy; daughters, Lydia Garcia Barrientez and husband George of Kenedy, Marina Fuentes Morales and husband Jason of Karnes City; sons, Jose Alejandro Garcia and wife Rayline of Karnes City, Gilbert Garcia and wife Sharon of Kenedy, Juan Fuentes, Jr and wife Regina of Visalia, California, George Fuentes and wife Haydee of Karnes City, sister, Gregoria Perez of Abilene; brothers, Gabriel Rodriguez of Runge, Ruben Rodriguez of Beeville, 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.

Rena Ann Laudette Patton

Rena Ann Laudette Patton, age 71, of Kenedy, Texas, passed away July 21, 2017 in Kenedy, Texas. She was born on March 12, 1946 in Tacoma, WA, to the late Mike and Tilly Jane Smith Laudette.  On September 29, 1968, she married Clifford Neill Patton in San Antonio, Texas.  She was a nurses aid, a homemaker and a member of The Word Fellowship Church.  She is preceded in death by parents, Mike and Tilly Jane Smith Laudette; sisters, Elsie Forman and Patsy Smith; and three deceased brothers.

She is survived by her loving husband, Clifford Neill Patton of Kenedy; daughters, Rose Jane Macklin of Beeville, Texas and Callie Marie Nelson and husband, Christopher of Kenedy, Texas; and sister, Evelyn Wade of Llano, Texas.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 9A.M. to 11A.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will begin at 11A.M., Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Alfred Charles McDonald, Jr.

Alfred Charles McDonald, Jr., Age 65 of Kenedy, TX passed away on July 12, 2017 in San Antonio, TX.   Jr. was born October 14, 1951 in San Antonio, TX to Alfrod C. and Eddie Marie Gentry McDonald. In September of 1968 he married Linda Kay Kortz in San Antonio,TX.  He retired as an oilfield consultant, was a proud Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era and a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He is preceded in death by his father, Alfrod C. McDonald, Sr.; sisters, Leta Jones, Retha Phillips, Carolyn Warden; and brother, Calvin McDonald.  He is survived by his loving wife Linda Kay Kortz McDonald of Kenedy; mother, Eddie Marie Gentry McDonald of San Antonio; daughter, Vanessa McDonald of Kenedy; son, Alfred Charles McDonald, III and wife Isabella Karen of Kenedy; sisters, Viola Boehm of Mathis, Bernice Oferrel of Kansas, Lucille of Victoria; brother, Bufford McDonald of San Antonio and 4 grandchildren.  Visitation will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 2PM to 4PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Ila Raye Shaw

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Ila Raye Christian Shaw was born on September 5, 1937 to Thomas and Thresa Christian. She entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on July 5, 2017 at the age of 79 years, 10 months.

Ila Raye attended school in Karnes City, TX. She was known by her middle name, Raye, until she met her husband, Ray.  She, at the time, started using her full name, Ila Raye.  She Married Emmett Ray Shaw on a whim in Mexico while they were there to witness a friend’s wedding.  The couple decided not to get married, so Ray and Ila Raye decided they would.  She was a hairdresser and homemaker for many years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kenedy, TX.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Ray; her daughter, Sherry Salyer; her two grand-daughters, Staci and Shari Salyer; and her great-grandchildren, Caley Jackson, Makenna Salyer-Norman and Omar David “O.D.” Solano. She is also survived by her brother, Harold Christian, sister and brother-in-law, Mettie Dell and Henry Makowski and sister-in-law, Mary Christian.  Ila Raye was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Raymond Christain; sister-in-law, Ritchie Christian and son-in-law, David Salyer.

Ila Raye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who cherished time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed and always loved.

Visitation was held Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 10AM to 2PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services began at 2PM Sunday, July 9, 2017 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Floyd Tompkins officiating.  Interment followed in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, TX.

Pallbearers were Andy Jabsen, Chris Jabsen, Bill Homeyer, Lee Homeyer, Tyrone Norman and Kyle Shaw