Mark Anthony Pineda Jr.

Mark Anthony Pineda Jr., of Karnes City, Texas was born on September 2, 2004 in Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on April 28, 2019 at the age of 14 years old. He was attending Karnes City Junior High and was in the eight grade. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Steed Sr. He is survived by his parents: Mark and Salina Salazar; his paternal grandmother, Melinda Alvarez; paternal grandfather, Jaime Pineda and maternal grandmother, Dina Steed; sisters: Savannah, Briannah, Alanah, Deannah; other relatives, friends and classmates. Memorial services will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 1:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Reception to follow at family residence. Private inurnment.

Martha Dee Angermiller

Martha Dee Angermiller, 81, of Baytown, Texas went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, April 8, 2019, in a Baytown Hospital with her daughters by her side. She was born on August 3, 1937 in Beeville, Texas to Curtis and Elizabeth Murphy. She graduated from Kenedy High School and went to work as a bookkeeper. She retired from Tiller and Company in 2017 after forty years of employment. In 1956, she married Leroy Angermiller, the love of her life. She loved serving others and family was the most important thing to her. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren deeply and was happiest when we were all together. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Baytown. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Curtis (Pat) Murphy JR. She is survived by her sister, Marianne Stockton, of Benton, AR; daughters: Gloria Graves and husband Paul; Sandy Hicks and husband Dallas. Her grandchildren, Jason Graves and wife Lauren; Justin Graves and wife Holly; Ashley Thurgood and husband Travis. Great-Grandchldren: Gavin Graves, Katilyn Graves, Grayson Graves, Chandler Thurgood, Kynnadee Westin Thurgood; as well as numerous extended family. The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Chris Hays and staff as well as to St. James and staff during this last difficult year. An extra special thanks also to her nurses, Chris, Rose, Ruth and Irene at St. James. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 10th at 5:00p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Saturday, at 11:00a.m. at Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, TX. with Gerald Harris officiating.

Conchita “Meemo” Navarro Perez

Conchita “Meemo” Navarro Perez, of Karnes City,TX was born to Aurelio Navarro and Maria Garcia Navarro on July 23, 1936 in Asherton,TX passed away on April 7, 2019 at the age of 82. Conchita was a devoted to the Blessed Mother and an active member of the Guadalupanas, ACTS, and the Legion of Mary. She is survived by her husband of over 59 years, Tomas G. Perez, formerly of Runge, TX. She is also survived by her daughters: Theresa M. Andy of Normanna,TX and Irene Perez of Karnes City,TX; her son, Tom (Irma Stella) Perez Jr. of Kenedy,TX; granddaughters: Connie J.Andy, Theresa J. Andy, Lisa Marie Perez and Marina E. Deleon; two great grandsons: Draven Morales and Eric Morales. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Jose(Angela) Navaro, Aurelio (Isabel) Navarro and Eliseo (Dora) Navarro. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment in Runge Latin Cemetery. Pallbearers: Henry Hodge, Trent Enriquez, Tony Caballero, Ric Navarro, Jayson Reyes, Michael Enriquez and David Perez.

John Hopkins

John Hopkins, of Karnes City, TX was born on April 2, 1956 in Karnes City, TX. He was the son of the late A.J. “Peter” and Dorothy Lee Fisher Hopkins. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He worked for Karkens for 20 years. He also worked for Allied Moving Company in San Antonio for 5 years.  He is preceded in death by his parents, A.J. “Peter” And Dorothy Lee Hopkins; one sister, Sylvia Ann Hopkins and two brothers, Larry James Hopkins, Sr., and Jerry Hopkins. He leaves to cherish his memories his companion, Margaret Kotzur and her son David Kotzur of Karnes City, TX; four brothers, Stanley (Mary Jane) Hopkins, Russell (Lanell) Hopkins, Joe (Amanda) Hopkins all of Karnes City, TX, Albert (TJ) Hopkins of San Antonio, TX; three sisters, Shirley (Stanley) Williams of Kenedy, TX, Cora Thomas of Karnes City, TX, Thelma Hopkins of San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law, Dora Hopkins of Karnes City, TX and Annie Hopkins of Karnes City, TX and a host of relative and friends.  Visitation will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 9AM to 2PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will begin at 2PM Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.W. Black officiating.  Interment will follow in the Karnes City Memory Gardens Cemetery in Karnes City, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Christopher Thomas, Willie Pleasant, Ronnie Perryman, David Kotzur, Bryan Morin, Larry Salinas, Louie Soliz, and Dennis Bujnoch.

Honorary Pallbearers are Russell Hopkins, Albert Hopkins, Sr.,  Jerome Hopkins Sr. Stanley Hopkins, Joe Hopkins, Jr. and Albert Hopkins, Jr.

Rodolfo “Rudy” Escamilla Elizondo

Rodolfo “Rudy” Escamilla Elizondo, Age 66 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Kenedy, TX. Rudy was born on November 8, 1952 in Karnes City, TX to the late Roberto, Sr. and Ofelia Escamilla Elizondo.  Rudy was the owner operator of Elizondo Welding; a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend to many, a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Roberto, Sr. and Ofelia Escamilla Elizondo; brothers, Roberto Elizondo, Jr and Rolando Elizondo.  He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Rose Marie Lopez Elizondo of Kenedy; daughters, Ofelia Marie Elizondo and companion Guy Willeford, Jr. of Victoria, Vanessa Elizondo Hrbacek and husband Jeff of Universal City; granddaughter, Hannah Hrbacek and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Nobert Hermann officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Johnnie Lopez, Luciano Benitez, Roberto Elizondo, III, Javier Villarreal, Dennis Lopez, and Reducindo Escamilla, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers: Joe Hernandez, III, Cuatro Hernandez, Rene Villarreal, and Carlos Chapa.

Billie Ray Lewis

Billie Ray Lewis, Age 68, a resident of Kenedy, TX formerly of San Antonio, TX passed away on April 1, 2019 in Kenedy, TX. Billie was born on August 7, 1950 in New Orleans, LA.  He worked as a server at Club Giraud loved his family, playing spades, dominos, fishing and listening to blues music.  He is survived by his wife Denise Wagner of Dallas; son, Billie Wagner Lewis and wife MacKenzie of St. Joseph, MO; step-son, Ronald Wagner and wife Chandra of Arlington, TX; grandchildren, Jeremiah Leyva-Wagner and Mariah Leyva-Wagner of St. Joseph, MO; sister-in-law Wanda Wagner; nieces, Sherrece Wagner and Octavia Wagner of San Antonio, TX.  A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Dr. Marshall H. Bates

Dr. Marshall H. Bates, of Katy,TX formerly of Kenedy, TX was born in San Angelo, Texas on October 6, 1922 and passed away on April 1, 2019 at the age of 96. Marshall graduated from San Angelo High School in 1941. He married Helen Louise McDaniel on June 14, 1942 and they were married for over 76 years. Marshall joined the Air Force and after the war he moved to Tennessee to pursue his Optometric Degree. After graduation, he and Helen moved to Kenedy,Texas where he opened his practice and they lived until 1990. Marshall was active in the Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, and the Lions Club. He served on the school board, hospital board, and church finance committee. He also served on the board of Texas Optometric Society and was appointed by Govenor Smith to serve on the Texas Board of Aging. Doc is what his fishing buddies called him. Marshall’s favorit hobby was hunting and he thorougly enjoyed watching his grandsons and then great grandchildren participating in their extracurricular activities and sporting events. Gawgie, as he was known by his grandchildren and great grandchildren, regularly enjoyed watching his favorite NASCAR racers, football and basball games on the weekends and was an avid Katy Tiger football fan. After movng to Katy, Texas in 1990, Marshall became active at Kingsland Baptist Church and served as a greeter and deacon while being a member of the Christian Fellowship Bible Study class. Marshall was an avid “mall walker” and enjoyed the fellowship with his friends at the mall. Marshall is survived by his wife, Helen Bates and daughter, Becky Franklin; grandson Michael Franklin alon with his wife Carol and their tow children Mollie and Braden; Grandson John Franklin along with his wife Sarah and their two children Avery and Jase. Marshall was preceded in death by his son in law Don Franklin and is survived by Don;s brother and sister, Richard and D’Ann Franklin, niece Carla Pruneda and nephew Bryan Houck and their respective families. A Graveside service will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 1:00p.m. at Kenedy Cemetery with Richard Robinson officiating. A Memorial Service will also be held on Saturday, April 6th, at 10:30a.m. at the Kingsland Baptist Church. Memorials (In lieu of flowers) made be made to: Kingsland Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 20555 Kingland Blvd. Katy, Texas 77450.