Elaine Scarborough Person

Elaine Scarborough Person, 72, died on  January 28, 2019, in Victoria, Texas. She was born on July 25, 1946, in Kenedy,Texas, to the late Joyce Miller Scarborough and William Terry “Bill” Scarborough, Jr. She lived her early life in Pettus and Kenedy and attended Kenedy schools. She spent much time in her grandparents Grace Pierce Scarborough and Terry Scarborough’s household and was very close with her cousins Dan McLendon, Mary “Bitsey” McLendon, Terry McLendon, and Patricia Roberts [Hammack]. She was a graduate of Kenedy High School’s Class of 1964, where she played the flute in the marching band and was voted Most Beautiful. Soon after graduation, Elaine moved to Lake Jackson, Texas, to live with her mother and younger sisters Sheree and Marie to help care for them. She worked at Bridge Harbor Marina in Freeport for a period of time where she met her first husband, David Wayne Franklin. They married in 1965, and their son David was born in 1966. Following her divorce, Elaine moved to Houston, where she raised her son, and worked at A&E Products, Inc., where she served as secretary and as part of the sales staff. In 1973, she married James E. “Jimmy” Person. They made their home in Houston where their daughter Darla was born in 1983. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Elaine was involved in childcare and children’s education. She had her own childcare business, was a Mother’s Day Out teacher at College Park Baptist School, and after she and Jimmy divorced, moved to Kenedy, and worked as a teacher’s aide and substitute teacher in the Kenedy and Karnes City Independent School Districts. Elaine continued her career in care and education when she moved to Beeville in 2000, working as a program facilitator in the Coastal Plains Mental Health Mental Retardation Center for fourteen years. She worked for the Beeville Independent School District from 2014 to 2018 in their Kindergarten Special Needs program, retiring in August 2018.  After retirement, she moved to Victoria to live near her cousins Patricia Hammack and Terry McLendon. Although her retirement was brief, she was enjoying life, making new friends, and anticipating time for her hobbies. Elaine was preceded in death by her beloved son David Person. Survivors include daughter Darla Person Salas of Stockdale; sisters Sheree Scarborough of Roanoke, Virginia, Marie Scarborough of Pearland, Dorothy Scarborough of Austin, Shirley Scarborough of San Antonio, and Sandra Kasprzyk Yanta of Karnes City; brothers David Kasprzyk of Elgin, and Clem Kasprzyk of Kenedy; step-mother Florence Yosko Scarborough; two step-children Roy Person and Tammy Person; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Funeral Services will be held at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy on Saturday, February 9, at 1:00p.m. with Dr. Terry McLendon presiding. Visitation on Friday, February 8, from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Pallbearers will be Benjamin Scarborough Baird, Weston Yanta, Tate Kaspar, Dylan Eklund, Phil Miller, and Kevin Hammack. Elaine dearly loved children and animals. Memorials may be made to CASA for Children: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (Golden Crescent Casa), the Dorothy H. O’Connor Pet Adoption Center in Victoria, or the COPD Foundation.

Liandro B. Diaz

Liandro B. Diaz, Age 71 of Kenedy, TX passed away January 22, 2019 in Kenedy, TX. Liandro was born on March 9, 1947 in Kenedy, TX to the late Ambrosio and Maria Barrientes Diaz. Liandro was a retired heavy equipment operator, served his country proudly in the US ARMY during the Vietnam War Era and was of the Catholic Faith.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Ambrosio and Maria Barrientes Diaz; sister Leonor Diaz; brothers, Francisco Diaz, Felipe Diaz, Albert Diaz, Alcario Diaz, Daniel Diaz, Ambrosio Diaz and Robert Diaz.  He is survived by his daughters, Dominique Diaz of New York, Yvonne Diaz of Seguin, Victoria Diaz of Kenedy, Larissa (Kevin Vasquez) Diaz of Karnes City; son, Tank (Hallie) Diaz of San Antonio; sisters, Maria Diaz Herrera of Seguin, Hope Diaz of Port Lavaca; brothers, Juan Diaz of Kenedy, Samuel Diaz of San Antonio, Alex Diaz of Missouri; grandchildren, Matty Soliz, Layla Hernandez, Avery Blackmon, Addilyn Diaz, Joseph Torres, and Elijah Vasquez.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery in Kenedy, TX

Domingo V. Garcia

Domingo V. Garcia, Age 88 of Kenedy, passed away January 22, 2019 in Floresville, TX. Domingo was born on January 10, 1931 in Kenedy, TX to the late Manuel H., Sr. and Carolina Vasquez Garcia.  He retired as a Ranch Foreman from Gary E. Pogue Seed was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend to many and of the Catholic Faith.

Domingo is preceded in death by his wife, Olivia Gonzales Garcia; parents, Manuel H., Sr. and Carolina Vasquez Garcia; daughter, Gloria Gomez; sister, Antonia Gonzales; brothers, Benito Garcia and Paul Garcia.

Domingo is survived by his daughters, Carolina DeLaGarza of Kenedy, Elisa Rahmes of Kenedy; sons, Domingo Garcia, Jr. of Kenedy, David Garcia of Angleton; sisters, Cookie Campos of Pawnee, Nuemi Garcia of Pawnee, Maria Rodriguez of Pawnee, Francis Guerra of Karnes City, Ernestina Belyeu of Three Rivers; brothers, Manuel Garcia, Jr. of Beeville, Jesus Garcia of Lubbuck, 11 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the De Ntra Sra De Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee, TX.

Melitona Zapata Rodriguez

Melitona Zapata Rodriguez, Age 92 of Kenedy, TX passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Melitona was born on April 8, 1926 in Fredericksburg, TX to the late Maximo and Paula Robeldo Zapata.  Melitona was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Felipe V. Rodriguez; parents, Maximo and Paula Robeldo Zapata; sisters, Lina Zapata, Estephana Garza, Maria Morin, Guadalupe Zapata; brothers, Maximo Zapata, Joe Zapata, Casamiro Zapata and Domingo Zapata.  She is survived by her daughters, Linda Torres of Kenedy, Irma Rodriguez of Kenedy; son, John Rodriguez and wife Elizabeth of Deer Park, TX, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:30AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.  Serving as Pallbearers will be: Martin Alaniz, Jr., John Phillip Rodriguez, Christopher Torres, Jaydin Chapa, Hector Chapa, Gustavo Aguilar, Noe Cardenas, and Joe Daniel Trevino.

Jimmie Hollan

Jimmie Hollan, of Kenedy,TX born  April 21, 1919 in Karnes County passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Beeville,TX at the age of 99. Mr. Hollan was a U.S. Army veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pauline and daughter, Grace Aguirre; son-in-law, Lore Cantu Jr. and his siblings. Surivors include his daughters: Alice Cantu of Beeville,TX and Helen (Rudy) Gutierrez of Temple,TX; son-in-law: Armando Aguirre, of Kenedy,TX; 8 grandchildren: Cindy Cantu, Jimmy “Bo” (Elsa) Cantu, Gino (Deb) Aguirre, Dennie (Laurie) Aguirre, John (Mary Alice) Aguirre, Grace (Paul) Tarwater, Jessica (Tim) Ward, Alice (Rob) Patton; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and other relatives. Visitation will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 from 11:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:30a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment in Loma Alta Cemetery with U.S. Army Honors. Pallbearers: Jimmy “Bo” Cantu, Gino Aguirre, Dennis Aguirre, John Aguirre, Jake Cantu, Andrew Aguirre.

Sue Beth Perkins

Sue Beth Perkins, of Pettus,TX born on February 10, 1956 in Beeville,TX to James Allen Jennings and Zona Marie Shaw Jennings passed away at her home on December 14, 2018 at the age of 62. Sue is preceded in death by her son, Michael David Bull and her sisters: DeeDee Jennings and Connie Rollings. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Perkins,Jr. of Pettus,TX; sister: Jamie Jennings Riley of Tolar,TX;daughters: Jennie Perkins of San Antonio,TX, Kim Hall (Michael) of Prosper,TX and Kathy Bull of Tuleta,TX and Kelly Perkins of Pflugerville,TX; sons: Clayton Ross Sontag (Caitlin), of Big Springs, TX and Tre Perkins of Pettus,TX; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and other relatives. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Pettus Civic Center, Pettus,TX at 12:00 Noon led by family and friends.

Reginald “Carroll” C. Atkinson Jr.

Reginald “Carroll” C. Atkinson Jr., of Three Rivers, TX,  born on May 20, 1943 to Reginald “Reggie” Atkinson,Sr. and Zelda Hargreaves Atkinson passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the age of 75. Carroll worked Oilfield for 57 years and was also a Fishing Guide for 25 years. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 52 years: Dorene “Dodie” Grossman Atkinson; his daughter, Cindy (Gibby) Orsak of New Braunfels,TX; sons, Michael Scott (Debbie) Atkinson of Falls City, TX and David Wayne (Brenda) Schumann of Refugio,TX; six grandchildren: A.J. Atkinson, Travis Atkinson, Tyler Orsak, Karissa Orsak (Joseph) Cantu, Michelle Orsak, Aaron (Riley) Schumann; great grandchildren: Eva, Bella and Alina; sisters: Kay (Joe) Foster, of Seguin,TX and D.J. Decas of Karnes City,TX; brother, Randy (Wendy) Atkinson of Choate,TX; many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:30a.m. at Eckols Chapel  with Rev. Pat Traxler officiating. Interment to follow in Choate Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bill Stolle, Davey Black, Chris Thompson, Jr., Jr. Wagner, Ronnie Hoff and Donny McDonald. Memorials may be made to either mdanderson.org or brushcountrycowboychurch.com.

RV Donnell

RV Donnell, born on May 2, 1931 in Karnes County, TX passed away suddenly on January 2, 2019 at the age of 87. Mr. Donnell was a U.S. Army veteran. RV is preceded in death by his wife Frances, 2006 and his son, James, 2013. He is survived by: his daughter, Brenda Kotzur of Kenedy,TX; grandsons, Kelly Kotzur and wife Lindy and Colton Donnell; great grandchildren: Victoria Kotzur and Parker Kotzur; sisters: Ellen (Willie) Audilet of Kenedy,TX, Judy Hedke and Fay Rathmel, both who preceded him also in death. He is also survived by his brothers: Tommy Kenneth (Glenda) Donnell of Port Arthur,TX, Charles (Eunice) Donnell of Karnes City,TX, Gene (Linda) Donnell of Kenedy,TX, and Jay Donnell who preceded him in death. Visitation will be held Saturday, 8:00a.m. to 1:30p.m. with Funeral Services beginning at 2:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Randy Witte officiating. Interment to follow in Kenedy Cemetery with U.S. Army Honors and Memorial Detachment. In Lieu of Flowers, the family request the memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761-5186.