Jimmie Lacy Pogue

Jimmie Lacy Pogue, born on August 16, 1935 in Beeville, TX to James Junius  and Ruth Edward Pogue went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2018 at age of 82. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Gary. He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Pogue and son Jim (Yvonne) Pogue, of San Antonio,TX; and daughter, Phyllis (Clayton) Pogue, of Runge,TX.
Included are his 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren (In order by age): Jimmie Lacy Pogue II and wife Andi and daughter Ellie. Tom Pogue, Bronson Vaughan and wife Nichole and sons, Lincoln and Oliver, Mark Pogue and son Jace, Tiffany Vaughan and daughter Haven, J. Boyd Vaughan and wife Kelsey and son Jameson, Philip Vaughan, Mac Pogue and daughter Jodecii, Jenny Pogue and Abby Pogue.
He also leaves behind his sister -in-law Ida Mae Pogue, nieces: Lisa Yaklin and Laura Walters as well as sister-in-law: Peggy McClane and niece Cathy Ellis and nephew, Mac McClane along with other great nieces and nephews.
Lacy was a man of many talents and stories. He had two careers: teaching and ranching; but one great love hwas his wife Dorothy. In spite of handicaps that occurred later in life, he would constantly tell her he was going to waltz her across Texas with her. As an educator for over 50 plus years, Lacy taught, coached and/or was a principal at the King Ranch, Kenedy and his home town of Pawnee. He was also involved in teaching Bible studies at various churches, hospitals, nursing homes and jails. An in all times between he loved to hunt with his family and friends.
He will be greatly missed, as his life filled with action and words made all of us better people and for that we are all grateful. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Trey Hill officiating. Interment to follow in Pawnee Cemetery, Pawnee, TX. Reception following at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Hall in Pawnee, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the the Word Fellowship Building Fund or the PawneesISD.

Tony M. Toledo, MD

Tony M. Toledo MD, a San Antonio resident for 53 years passed on May 16, 2018. He was born on September 21, 1939 to Polly Reid Toledo and Anthony Arnau Toledo in Miami, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents and young son Clark Anthony Toledo.

Tony graduated from Miami High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the choir, a champion baseball and football player and was nominated to the Miami HS Football Hall of Fame. He received an undergraduate degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and then attended Medical School at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. After medical school he did a 4 year residency at Brook Army Medical Center in Internal Medicine. At the completion, he was assigned to a tour in Viet Nam at the 91st Evacuation Hospital from 1970-1971. Upon return to BAMC, he held the position of Chief of Medicine.

In 1971 Tony entered private practice in Internal Medicine and practiced for 35 years at the Nix Hospital and the Methodist Metropolitan Hospital. Tony was an avid fisherman, spending many weekends at Port Aransas either gulf fishing in his boat the “Green Water” or bay fishing. When not fishing Tony enjoyed equine events with his wife and daughters. One year, he was president of the San Antonio Saddle Horse Association.

Upon his retirement at age 66, he wanted to be a rancher, live in the country, take care of his wife’s horses and raise Angus cattle. He moved to his ranch, the Double T in Panna Maria, Texas and with the help of Allan Mattke, Marvin Witte and family, Bil Homeyer and  family, Brent Porter and family, so many new neighbors, Mark Brysch and family, Alvin Pieprzyca and family, Andy Reeves and family, the members of the United Methodist Church of Karnes City and many other friends (a whole village}, he was successful in this endeavor. Tony enjoyed keeping the Double T in a beautiful and pristine condition and the ranch was greatly enjoyed by his wife, especially as a home for her horses.  All his family and many friends greatly enjoyed visiting the ranch.

Tony was a team leader in many “Walks to Emmaus” and was involved weekly in the Kairos Prison Ministry. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Karnes City, gave the lithurgy occasionally, occasionally was asked to stand in for Pastor Sue Huntsman to give the Sunday service, and taught Sunday Bible School for many years. Tony was on the Board of Directors for the Karnes County Healing Hearts Ministry and participated weekly in prayer at the hospital. Pastor Sue Huntsman was very special to Tony as a pastor and a dear friend.

Tony is survived by his wife Linda Cecile Lewis Toledo, daughters Katherine Rainey Starch and husband David Starch MD, from New Braunfels, and Blair Toledo Vasquez and husband Eduardo Vasquez from San Antonio, former wife, mother of Katherine and Blair, and good friend, Sandra Rainey Toledo from San Antonio, Texas. Grandchildren are Peighton Rainey Starch, Coleman David Starch, Presley Hope Starch and Vienna Katherine Vasquez. He is loved and survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law and their children: Tom and Paula Schneidner, daughter Brooke Spencer, husband Loren and their five children, all of San Antonio, Bradford Ward Lewis, wife Elizabeth and son Bryan Jeffrey Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz., Michael Duane Lewis and Linda of Tyler, Texas, Maria Christina Karlis, husband Craig  of Hopkinton Mass. , daughter Meghan Kelly and Justin of Austin, and son Michael Anthony of Washington D.C. , Kimberly Susan Lewis of Fort Worth, Texas, and long time adopted family Allen. Karen, Allison of LaVernia, Texas. Tony dearly loved his family and they so loved him in return. He impacted their life and had a special personalized influence on all.

Tony is sadly missed by his rescue dogs, Barney, Sadie, Lady, Izzie, Tiki, his rescue cats who initiated and welcomed him into the world of kitten love, his wife’s horses who whinnied /spoke to him vigorously at feeding time, and his cows who always came when called.

A very special thanks to the 911 operator, the Floresville Highway Patrol, the Wilson County EMS, and especially ALL the emergency room staff at Connelly Memorial Hospital, they all tried so very, very hard.

A very special thanks to Pastor Sue Huntsman and Karen Mattke who came so quickly to the ER when called.

Instead of flowers, Tony would want donations in his memory to be made to the building fund for the United Methodist Church of Karnes City or the Karnes County Healing Hearts Ministry.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2:00P.M. to 4:00P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Funeral Services at 4:00P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sue Huntsman officiating. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00A.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with US Army Honors in San Antonio, TX


Francisco C. Trevino

Francisco “Frank” C. Trevino, of Kenedy, TX was born on October 12, 1935 to Pablo and Juanita Castellano Trevino passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018 in San Antonio surrounded by family at the age of 82. Mr. Trevino married Elvia Albiar on June 23, 1964 and was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He worked for Entex Gas Company for 30 years as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Frank was an avid cowboys fan, loved to bbq, a lover of food and will always be remembered for his good sense of humor and laugh.  He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, one brother and one grandson, Jaxon Edwards. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elvia; daughter, Gloria Trevino, son Frank (Judy) Trevino Jr., of Kenedy, TX; daughter, Rose (Ronnie) Edwards of Nordheim, TX; grandson, Frank Trevino III and granddaughter, Sophia Lynn Trevino of Kenedy, TX; 3 sisters; 2 brothers; and numerous family members. Visitation Thursday, May  17, 2018 from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Departure from funeral home Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:30p.m. for a 2:00p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment to follow in Loma Alta Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Pallbearers: Ruben Munoz, Daniel Fuentes, Marcel Cueller, Alex Ryes, Jaime Albiar, Gable Tovar, Fernando Albiar, David Amaya, Jr.

Elfida G. Arenas

Elfida Garcia Arenas, of Kenedy, TX born on September 27, 1928 in Yorktown, TX to Gonzalo and Cecilia Figueroa passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 89. Elfida was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Angell of Kenedy, TX; her grandchildren, Anthony D. (Laura) Serenil, of Kenedy, TX, Kristine Serenil, of Kenedy, TX and Dylan Angell, San Antonio, TX; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Elida (Manuel)Servantes, of Port Lavaca, TX; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Visitation Friday, Apil 6, 2018 from 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Departure from funeral home Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9:00a.m. for a 9:30a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment to follow in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Dylan Angell, Anthony Serenil, Ronnie Martinez, Christopher Arenas, Eloy Cisneros and Justin Pedroza, George Arenas and Robert Gonzales

Angelita E. Amaya

Angelita E. Amaya, born on September 11, 1929 in Choate, TX passed away on April 14, 2018 at the age of 88. Mrs. Amaya is preceded in death by her husband, Juan in 1991. She is also preceded in death by her daughters: Mary, Herlinda, Aurora and Eva; her sons, Raymond and Felipe. She is survived by her sons: Juan Amaya Jr., Isidro Amaya, Raymond Amaya, David Amaya and Martin Amaya; her daughters: Maria Inez Amaya, Janie Jacques, Petra Ramirez; sister, Aurora Lozano, 42 grandchildren ; 115 great grandchildren; 82 great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 12:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Departure from funeral home on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 9:30a.m. for a 10:00a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment to follow in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Alfredo Amaya, Alfonso Ramos Jr., Arturo Amaya, Larry Baldera, Julian Tovar, Benny Amaya, Roger Alvarez and Steven Amaya.

Jose Meza Nunez

Jose Meza Nunez, Age 70 of Zapata, TX formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Jose was born on Sept. 28, 1947 in Kenedy, TX to the late Jose Maria and Ignacia Meza Nunez.  On June 6, 1970 he married Alicia Sanchez in Pawnee, TX.  Jose retired from Shell Oil Company as a Plant Forman after 38 years was a Veteran of the US ARMY proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War, a devout member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Zapata, TX , a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Jose is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Maria and Ignacia Meza Nunez and a sister Sandy Tenberg.  Jose is survived by his loving wife, Alicia Sanchez Nunez of Zapata; sons, Michael Ray Nunez and wife Carmen of Floresville,  Allen Nunez and wife Cindy of Floresville; sisters, Eva (Narsario) Ochoa of Runge, Maria Elena (Randy) Hall of North Carolina; brothers, Paul (Lillie) Nunez of Runge, Adam (Josie) Nunez of Kenedy, Victor (Soledad) Nunez of Karnes City, Gerardo (Diana) Nunez of Karnes City, David Nunez of Runge,Eloy (Mary Lou) of Runge, Roland (Mary Jane) Nunez of Kenedy; grandchildren, Tisha Nunez, Andrea Nunez, Diego Nunez and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Gus DeLaGarza officiating.  Funeral Mass will held Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2PM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Herman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ntra Sra De Guadalupe Cemetery with Military Honors in Pawnee, TX.

Mary Beth Walker

Mary Beth Walker, of Choate, TX was born on September 18, 1937 to Arthur Benjamin Copeland and Lyda Mae Jeffery Copeland. Mrs. Walker passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at home, at the age of 80, and was surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her husband and childhood sweetheart of 57 years, Randall C. Walker in 2014. Mrs. Walker was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She placed God, family and others before herself. She was a 1955 graduate of Pettus High School and a graduate of Draughon’s Business College of San Antonio. Mrs. Walker was an avid fan of the Pettus Eagles, Texas Aggies, Dallas Cowboys, and San Antonio Spurs. She was a secretary at Pettus ISD and volunteered at the school for over 35 years. She was a life-long member of Choate Baptist Church where she played the piano for many years. She was involved in the W.M.U., Operation Christmas Child, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, and various missions. She was a lover of music, crafting, baking, and celebrated holidays in a big way. She was a warm, tender- hearted, and compassionate person. She is preceded in death by her husband, Randall C. Walker; grandsons, Jeffery Paul Walker II and Kevin Michael Johnson , and two brothers, Arthur Bryan “Bubba” Copeland and James C. “Jimmy” Copeland. She is survived by her sons and daughters, Randall Scott (Mayette) Walker, of Choate,TX, Jeffery Paul (Mary) Walker, of Choate,TX, Staci Alyce (Patrick) Johnson, of San Antonio,TX and Jana Beth (Jason) Maddox, of Tuleta,TX; 10 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; and other relatives.

Crispiliano T. Garza

Crispiliano T. Garza, Age 83 of Kenedy, TX passed away May 1, 2018 in Victoria, TX. Crispiliano was born on July 26, 1934 in Beeville, TX to the late Jose Maria Garza and Anslema Tapia Trevino.   He was a retired construction Truck Driver and of the Catholic Faith.  He is preceded in death by his parents Jose Maria Garza, and Anselma Tapia and Gabriel Trevino; son Hector M. Garza and a brother, Pablo Garza.  He is survived by his children, Nelda (Raul) Potrero of Houston, Barbara Garcia of Kenedy, Josie Garcia of Victoria, Mary Gomez of Beeville, Rosie Venecia of Kenedy, Irma Padron of Kenedy, Marty Espinoza of Kenedy, George Garcia of Kenedy, Alex Caballero of Kenedy, Eugene Venecia of Kenedy, Johnny Caballero of Corpus; sisters, Soila G. (Regina) Flores of Choate, Susana (Adolfo) Lara of Victoria; brother, Lorenzo(Chonita) Garza of Placido; 4 grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family Visitation will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9AM to 1PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 1PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Adela Sotello officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery, Kenedy, TX.

Ruth McIntosh

Ruth Marie McIntosh was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was born February 18, 1935 in Jourdanton, Texas to Lester and Susie (Eldridge) Ewers.  She is survived by her husband Chester Wayne McIntosh, Sr., a son Chester Wayne McIntosh, Jr. and his wife Linda (Allison) McIntosh, a second son Avery Lee McIntosh, a sister Alma Millsap, a nephew Carroll Ewers, Jr., 2 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.  A memorial service to celebrate Marie’s life will be held Monday, March 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Eckols Funeral Home at 420 W. Liveoak Street, Kenedy, Texas with Rev. Aaron Corporon of Choate Baptist Church officiating.  Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. Monday just prior to the memorial service at Eckols Funeral Home. Interment in Kenedy Cemetery.

Elodia Botello Guzman

Elodia Botello Guzman, 74, of Kenedy died Thursday, March 22, 2018. She was born on April 24, 1943 in Kenedy, Texas to Benancio Botello and Norberta Rodriguez. Elodia was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter JoAnne Rios, sons, Jaime Guzman, Heriberto “Bert” Guzman and David Guzman; sister, Lydia Martinez; brothers, Andres Botello, Tony Botello, and great grandson, James Daniel Rios.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Heriberto “Beto” Guzman, children, Patricia Guzman (Juan) of Runge, TX, Ruben Guzman of Kenedy, TX, Larry Guzman (Sylvia) of Kenedy,TX Priscilla Alvarado(Jaime) of Kenedy, TX, Rebeca Gutierrez (Felix) of Yorktown, TX and Robert Guzman (Pauline) of Kenedy, TX; sisters, Carrie Copeland of San Antonio,TX ,Janie Olivares of Kenedy,TX and Sylvia Trevino of Houston,TX; twenty six grandchildren and twenty eight great grandchildren.

Visitation Hours: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Departure from funeral home at 9:30a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 for a 10:00a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment to follow in Loma Alta Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Harold Rios, Nick Guzman, Jackie Guzman, Larry Guzman, Jr., Adrian Gamboa, Jason Guzman, Severo Salas, Justin Guzman and Robert Guzman Jr.