Joe Edward “Coche” Cantu, Jr.

Joe edward cantu candle picJoe Edward “Coche” Cantu, Jr., of Kenedy, Texas, born February 17, 1937 to Jose Maria Cantu and Carmen Mireles Cantu passed away on      Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his residence surrounded by family at the age of 80 . Coche was a member of the Kenedy GI Forum, Lulac, the Sportsman Club, was a Little League Head Coach and coached the Kenedy Kings for many years and won a State Championship. He is preceded in death by his son, Danny Cantu, his sister, Elida Garza, brothers, Manuel Cantu and Arcadio Padron, Jr. and also his parents. He is survived by his wife that he married on December 17, 1983, Maria Amelia Cantu; his two daughters, JoAnn Cantu Lomas, of Kenedy, TX and Carmen Jo Hernandez, of Kileen, TX; son, Michael Cantu, of Kenedy, TX and adopted son, David Lee Cantu, of Kenedy, TX; he raised: Crescencio Lazcano, Magalena Lazcano,  and Francisca Lazcano; sisters, Emelda Cantu, of Kenedy, TX; Margie (Jerry) Villarreal, Sinton, TX and Mary (Albino) Albiar,  Runge, TX; brothers, Jimmy (Isabel) Garcia, of  Canyon, TX, David  (Janie) Ozuna Sr., of Houston, TX and Guadalupe (Bertha) Ozuna, of Corpus Christi, TX; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. A Holy Rosary will be recited Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy, TX. Serving as Pallbearers: Carlos Gonzales, Crescencio Lazcano, David Lee Cantu, Joe Ed Ponish, Michael Cantu, Tito (Louis) Baldaramos, Martin Lazcano, Sergio Garcia and Jaime Garza. Honorary Pallbearers: Demetrio Sosa and Benito Buntello.

Evelyn Ray (Perkins) Spencer

Evelyn Ray Spencer obit picEvelyn Ray (Perkins) Spencer, Age 84 of Karnes City, TX passed away August 18, 2017 in Kenedy, TX. Evelyn was born on July 25, 1933 in El Campo, TX to the late Sam and Pomelia (Adams) Perkins.  She married Ernest James Spencer, Sr. on March 7, 1956 in Kenedy. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest James Spencer; parents, Sam and Pomelia (Adams) Perkins; daughter, Edith Spencer; grandsons,Rudy James Spencer, Jr. Devan Haynes and numerous brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Haynes and husband Collins of Atkins, Yukiko Spencer of Kenedy, Evelyn Spencer of Minnesota, Terri Haynes of Karnes City, Ernestine Spencer of San Antonio, Annie Glenn of Spokane, Jody McClendon and husband Corey of Kenedy; sons, Ernest Spencer, Jr. and wife Jessica of Karnes City, Rudy Spencer and wife Cynthia of Karnes City; sisters, Mildred Houston of San Antonio, Stella Williams of San Antonio; brother, Leonard Perkins of San Antonio and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  A Prayer service will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 6PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 1PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daniel B. Garza officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, TX.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Spencer, Clifton Spencer, Dontrell Lyons, Kenneth “K.D.”Glenn, David Glenn, Desmond Spencer, Alan Brown and Robert Bailey.

Honorary pallbearers are Isaiah Ramos, Kayden Ramos, Spencer Ford, Micah Garza, Colyton Haynes, John Ernest Kinney, Aaron Smith, Joshua Bailey, Tyler Bailey, Tyhrique Ellison, Taysean Thompson, Talon Spencer, Robert Spencer, Jr., Alex Pinkney, Donald Thompson, Elijah Spencer, Rayshawn Brown, King Brown, Kendrick Brown, Kyree Spencer, Tayden Bailey, Jamarcus Bailey, Jordan Spencer and Terrall Harrison.

Bobbie Jean Lozano

Bobbie Jean Baker Lozano, of Kenedy, Texas was born on February 24, 1941 in Houston, Texas to Robert Earl Baker and Mamie Compian Baker passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the age of 76. Bobbie graduated from Sam Houston High School, Houston, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Rosalio F. “Chalio” Salinas, Sr.; her daughters, Theresa Booth, Veronica Lozano, and Rhonda Lozano, all of Houston, TX; son, Christopher Anthony Lozano, of Houston, TX; and other relatives. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8:30a.m. with a Rosary to be recited and Funeral Services beginning at 11:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with interment in Loma Alta Cemetery.

Aurora Gonzales

Aurora Davila Gonzales, of Kenedy, Texas was born on January 6, 1943 in Corpus Christi to Frank and Theresa Rodriguez Davila passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the age of 74. Aurora was preceded in death by her husband, Matias Gonzales on Feburary 3, 2017. She is survived by her son, Matias(Martha) Gonzales, Jr. , grandsons, Gabriel Gonzales, of Kenedy, TX and Matias Gonzales, III; sisters, Angie (Alfred) Amador, of Kenedy, TX, Consuela (Rene) Sotelo, of Temple, TX; Nicholasa Rodriguez, of Kenedy, TX; brother, Angel and Rosie Davila, of La Grange, TX and other relatives. Visitation and Rosary were held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment in the Loma Alta Cemetery, Kenedy, TX.

Larry “Bosco” Dean Vickery

Larry “Bosco” Dean Vickery, of Edna, Texas born in Beeville, Texas to John and Bertha Donnell Vickery passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Victoria, TX at the age of 62. Bosco is preceded in death by his parents; his uncle, Charles and his aunt, Cleo ”Bill” Moses, and  his brothers: Don Vickery, John Vickery, Billie Ray Vickery. Survivors include his brothers, Melvin Vickery, of Corpus Christi, TX, Richard (Patricia), of Edna, TX and Jimmy (Bernadette), Edna, TX and sister-in-law, Margaret Vickery; nieces, Robin, Elaine, Dee, Valinda, Debbie, Mary Jo, Velvet, Julie, Tanya, and De Ann; nephews, John, Steven and Jimmy; and other relatives. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. in theEckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:30p.m. in the Eckols Funeral Home  Chapel.  Interment will follow in the  Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, TX.

William Mauritz “Bill” Anderson

William Mauritz “Bill” Anderson , age 81,  of Floresville , TX died Monday, August 7, 2017 after a long illness.  Bill was born to LeRoy and Ima Riddle Anderson on Feb. 10, 1936 in Austin, TX.   Bill married Linda Huddler Dec. 30, 1956 in Beeville, TX.   He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Army National Guard.  Bill was also a retired truck driver.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Anderson, of Floresville, TX; daughter, Sherri (Ben) Kruciak of Floresville, TX;  Sons:  Wayne (Barbara) Anderson of Portland, TX and  John Mauritz (Pamela) Anderson of Seguin, TX;  Sister, Nelda Pahmiyer of Edna,TX; grandchildren: Tiffany, Megan, Alyssa, Heather, Rebecca, Dara, Luke, Will, & Levi.  He is preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Janelda Faye Anderson.  Visitation will be held at the Eckols Chapel in Kenedy, TX on Tuesday , August 8, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM with Tom Bonham officiating.  Interment will be in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, TX.