Ray Allen Williams Sr.

Ray Allen Williams Sr., of Kenedy, Texas was born on June 18, 1951 in Kenedy, Texas  to Odell Williams Sr. and Lillie Mae Taylor Williams passed away on March 28, 2019 at the age of 67. Ray  was employed by Premier Vacuum Services as a truck driver. He also was employed by Apple Moving and Storage. Ray enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, family members  and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Odell Allen Williams, Sr. and Lillie Mae Williams; his 4 brothers: Odell Allen Williams Jr., Johnny Lee Williams, Tommy Lee Williams and David Lawrence Williams. He is survived by his wife: Linda Tyrone Willimas; his current companion, Dolly Renay Mackey Williams, Katherine Williams mother of his children; sons: Ray Allen Williams Jr. and Curtis Odell Williams Sr. and daughter: Katree Rae Williams, all of San Antonio,TX; stepchildren: stepson, Rodney Mackey and stepdaughters: Dyshann Mackey Brazil of San Antonio,TX, Laveena Tyrone and Laniece Watts, of Houston, TX; sisters: Eddie Jewel Shaw of Victoria,TX, Charlotte Ann Lockard of California, Eileen (Clifford) Kinney of Bastrop,TX; brothers: Henry Ray Williams of Memphis,TN and Stanley (Shirley) Williams of Kenedy,TX; Sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Williams of San Antonio,TX and Ivory Williams of Karnes City,TX and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 12:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 1:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Walter Hopkins Jr. officiating.  Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy,TX. Pallbearers: Albert James Hopkins, Ronnie Perryman, Anthony Perryman, Jeffery Butler, Raymond Williams, Chris Williams, Curtis Odell Williams, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers: Ray Allen Williams, Jr. Curtis Odell Williams, Sr., Rodney Mackey.

Chester Wayne McIntosh, Sr.

Chester Wayne McIntosh, Sr., 91, died Friday, March 22, 2019 at his home in Kenedy, Texas. Mr. McIntosh was born in Sand Branch, Texas to Austin and Zula McIntosh.  He graduated from Poteet High School.  He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Marie (Ewers) McIntosh and his sister Vesta.  Survivors include two sons, Chester Wayne (Linda) McIntosh, Jr. and Avery Lee McIntosh; two sisters Omadell Garnett and Ramah Edwards; two grandchildren Angela (McIntosh) Yusten and Nathanael McIntosh; and seven great grandchildren.  A service celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Match 28, 2019 at Eckols Funeral Home, 420 W. Live Oak St., Kenedy, Texas. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 Wednesday, March 27.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Leonora “Gypsy” Barnes

Leonora “Gypsy” Barnes, Age 81 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on April 11, 1937 in Kenedy to the late Feliciano and Maria Farias Garza. She married James Barnes, Sr. on Sept. 16, 1958 in Laredo, TX who precedes her in death. She retired as a Certified Nurses Aide for Larkwood Nursing home, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and beloved friend to many.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Barnes, Sr.; parents Feliciano and Maria F. Garza; and a sister, Maria “Pancake” Garcia.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Guerrero and husband Armando of Tustin, CA., Brenda Villanueva and husband Edward of Mont Belvieu, TX; sons, James Barnes, Jr. and wife Phyllis of Karnes City, TX, Michael Barnes and Terri Koenning of Floresville, TX, Mark Allen Barnes and April of Kenedy, TX, Brian Barnes and Cheryl of Kenedy, TX; sisters, Dava Ramirez of Mathis, TX, Demeteria Vela of Clio, MI, Mary Lou Herrera of San Antonio, TX, Lucy Garza of College Station, Clara Ramos of Victoria, TX, Carolyn Martinez of Kenedy, TX; brother, Epinemio Garza of San Antonio, TX; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and special companion Blue.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers are Brian Barnes, Jr., Edward Lee Villanueva, Michael Wayne Barnes, Jr., Eddie Barnes, Jr., Ebony Lerma, Ethan Garcia, Jason Smart and Tony Perez.

Guilford Gillis Wythe, Jr.

Guilford Gillis Wythe, Jr. passed away on March 22, 2019 at the age of 86. He was born in Galveston, TX.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Guilford Gillis Wythe and Myrtle Almon Wythe and sisters, Doris Weber and Bobbye Knebel.  He is survived by his wife, Patsy, daughter, Trisha Box and husband, Brian and their daughters Emily and Katie Box of Spring Branch, Texas.  He is also survived by son, Jeffrey Wythe and wife, Kathy and their children, Cameron, Adrienne and Trenton of College Station, Texas.  His son, Gil Wythe and wife Dyann of Odessa, Texas, and their sons, Eric and Justin and wife Ashley.  He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Kiersten and Mila Wythe.  Gillis will be remembered by many thru his career of 50 years as a Physical Therapist in the San Antonio Area.  He also served his country in the U.S. ARMY.  He leaves behind nieces, nephews and many friends who were so special in his life.  A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 30th at 2P.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Runge, Texas, with Pastor Randy Bruno officiating.  Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 557 Runge, Texas 78151 or one of your choice.

Barbara Ann DuBose

Barbara Ann DuBose of Pawnee, Texas was born on August 21, 1947 in Corsicana, Texas passed away at her residence surrounded by family on March 19, 2019 at the age of 71. Mrs. DuBose was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Whitehead; two grandchildren: Pascol Cole DuBose and Paisley Inez DuBose and husband Ira Lynn DuBose in 2017. She is survived by her two sons: Duane DuBose and fiancé, Linda Bettin of Karnes City, Texas and Wesley (Jenn) DuBose of Pawnee, Texas; grandchildren: Katie Lynn DuBose and William Warren Cole DuBose; brother in law, Dale DuBose of Corpus Christi, Texas and other relatives. Visitation was held Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Trey Hill of Word Fellowship officiating. Interment in Mineral Cemetery, Mineral, Texas. Pallbearers: Bryan Widner, Wayne Baldwin, LeeRoy Poldreck, Ronnie Gordon, Anthony Diaz and Stephen Monsivais. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Word Fellowship Church or the charity of your choice.

Lottie Moses Payne

Lottie Moses Payne, of Kenedy,TX  born on February 5, 1932 in Sugarland, TX to Burl Moses and Nellie Morris Moses passed away on March 12, 2019 at the age of 87. Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her husband Elvin Payne in February of 2012. She is survived by her daughter Jackie Ruthledge of Kenedy,TX; her son, Wiley (Debbie) Payne of Portland,TX; 8 grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; sister, Mary Ruth Moses of Austin,TX;and other relatives. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Aaron Corporon of Choate Baptist Church officiating. Interment to follow in Choate Cemetery. Pallbearers:

Edna Marie Sawyers

Edna Marie Sawyers of Pleasanton, TX born September 4, 1934 to James Edward and Marie Agatha Lee passed away February 12, 2019 at the age of 84. Direct cremation elected by family and  entrusted to Eckols Funeral Home.

Nieves Arenas

Nieves “Snow” Arenas, of Kenedy, TX born on Agust 5, 1924 in Karnes County, TX to Pablo Arenas and Candelaria Fuentes Arenas passed away March 5, 2019 at the age of 94. Mr. Arenas is preceded in death by his wife Guadalupe, in 2003f and sister, Incarnacion Arenas Salazar and brothers, Matilde Arenas and Amador Ramos Sr. Survivors include his daughters: Gloria A. (Paul) Garza, Evangelina (ray) Villafranca and Delia (Ronald Acosta) Staten; four grandchildren: Ruben Rene (Ada) Garza, Gabriel Paul (Kathy) Garza, DeAnna Lynn (Lance) Loveless, Irene Marie (John) Allender; 8 Great Grandchildren: Gunnar Mateo Loveless, Max Alejandro Loveless, Nora Hope Allender, Josefine Quin Allender, Evan James Garza, Gavin Paul Garza, Josh Hernandez, Kaitlyn Garibay; 2 great grandchildren: Jonah Garibay and Kensley Garibay; and other relatives. Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019 from 12:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ronald Acosta, John Allender, Gilbert Arenas, Dr. Lance Loveless, Edward Villanueva, Michael Villanueva. Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Edwards, Santiago Solis, Paul Garza, Ray Villafranca, Brandon Briones, and Abel Hernandez. Special Thanks to Dr. Ty Meyer with Hospice of South Texas for his guidance during our difficult time.

Santos Vasquez Jr.

Santos Vasquez Jr., of Floresville, TX born on November 12, 1948 in Charco,TX to Santos Vasquez and Eugenia DeLuna Vasquez passed away on March 3, 2019 at the age of 70. Mr. Vasquez was retired from General Mills/Hercules. Santos is survived by his son, Brandon (Crystal Ledwig) Vasquez of Floresville,TX; grandchldren: Aubrey Lynn Vasquez and Jet Ledwig; sister: Linda Pina of Victoria,TX; brothers: Ignacio Vasquez of Pettus,TX, Juan Vasquez of Beeville,TX, Moises Vasquez Sr. of Victoria,TX; numerous neices, nephews and other relatives. Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00a.m. with Deacon Juan Vasquez officiating. Interment in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Moises Vasquez Jr. , Jerry Vasquez, Michael Pina, Julian Vasquez Jr., Richard Vasquez, and Orlando Vasquez.

Guadalupe Ruiz

Guadalupe Ruiz, born on March 9, 1932 passed away on January 11, 2019 at the age of 86. Mr. Ruiz wishes for his urn to be placed with his parents in Loma Alta Cemetery. Private inurnment to be held.