AC (Claud) Huff

AC (Claud) Huff, a self-made man, if ever there was one. Founder and past owner of Huff Marine; Daddy knew outboard boats and motors like no other. Sold them, raced them, fished in them, fixed them! Even at 104, he still loved to talk boats with anyone who took the time. And if you took the time, you’d learn something! Today’s engines aren’t the ones Daddy mastered years ago, but with his sharp mind he kept up with how things were going at ‘the shop’ on a daily basis. He was a no nonsense guy with little use for small talk. Talk business or don’t talk!

He was the Dallas Cowboys greatest fan. A time or two over the years, he even called the Cowboys headquarters to voice his concerns over how the last game was played. But regardless whether they won or lost, he was ready for the next game! He so enjoyed watching them win one last time!

Guess you can say Daddy was a pretty headstrong and determined person. He grew up in a time where a man had to have that kind of grit to survive. But he did more than survive, he lived a long successful life. He will be greatly missed.

Daddy was surrounded by his beloved family when he stepped into eternity, Monday, September 9, 2019. Our hearts are heavy but our spirits rejoice as he is reunited with his beloved wife, Jean, who preceded him in death March of 2007. He is also welcomed home by his son: Bill and grandson-in-law: Sam.

Daddy was born October 26, 1914 in Bee House, Texas. His early years were spent in Gateville,Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his daughter: Brenda Nance and husband Ronnie Nance; granddaughter: Heather Painter and fiancé, Chad Marshall.

Daddy lived his last 3 years at Trinity Towers in his own apartment. He loved exercise class and talking to so many downstairs. Loved the staff always loving on him.

Thank you to Michelle, Arlene, Miram and Desiree for serving the best meals. Your kindness and love to go above and beyond for him. Thank you to Beth for always planning the best parties (Valentines Day King) for him. Thank you Dalia for making everything special-finding the perfect place for him to live. Thank you Ann and Reyna for your last care for him. And Tina, thank you for spoiling him and coming by.

Becky Arriaga-sister, just not enough words of appreciation to you for your perfect care you gave Daddy-love-tons of laughs-stories Oh My! Your calm personality and your ability to get him laughing. How you kept daddy so perfect. I wish he would be celebrating another birthday with you-you made his stay at Trinity the best. He love you. We love you and wish you a speedy recovery. Dr. William Curtis- thank you for your love and how you cared for Daddy. Your one in a million.

Daddy you were my challenge but we made it. I love you so much and so glad-now after 12 years, your are with mama. This is the period at the end of our sentence. He’s our legend! Love and miss you Daddy!

Private Interment in the Sandia Cemetery, Sandia, TX.

Frances R. Longoria

Frances R. Longoria, Age 91, of Kenedy, TX passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Karnes City, TX. Frances was born on February 24, 1928 in Stockdale to the late Apolito and Minga Rivas Rodriguez.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband Blas Longoria, Sr.; parents, Apolito and Minga Rivas Rodriguez, sons, Cosme Longoria, Chon Longoria, Johnny Longoria, Toby Longoria, Sr.; and a grandson, Toby “T.J.” Longoria, Jr..  She is survived by her daughters, Minnie Prieto and husband Steve of Kenedy, Katie Lomas and husband Jesse of Pasadena, Mary Jane Aguero of Karnes City, Corina Santos and Rene Rosales of Kenedy; sons, Blas Longoria and wife Rose of Corpus Christi, Paul Longoria and wife Sobie of Kenedy; brother, Antonio Rodriguez of Florida and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Adela M. Davila

Adela M. Davila of Kenedy, Texas was born on December 21, 1950 in Runge,TX to the late Pedro and Idalia Jasso Moreno passed away on September 6, 2019 at the age of 68. Mrs. Davila was a member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and the Guadalupana Society. She was retired from Stimson Furniture (now Ashley Furniture) after over 40 years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband Lupe V. Davila; her brothers: Joe Moreno and Pedro Moreno and parents. Survivors include her daughter: Monica (Josepha) Davila of Alice, TX; son: Michael (Selina) Davila of Spring, TX; 5 Grandchildren: Christopher Serenil, Nicholas Serenil, Daniella Davila, Ciera Davila, and Matthew Davila.; 7 Great Grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Vicky(Fred)Marroquin of Victoria, TX, Petra (Erasmo)Rodriguez of Pettus, TX, Jesse(Norberta)Moreno of San Antonio, TX, Rumalda(Ray) Rodriguez of San Antonio, TX, Juan (Rosalinda)Moreno of Runge, TX and Stella (Louis) Sanchez of Beeville, TX; sisters-inlaw: Adele Moreno and Lenora Moreno; numerous niece, nephews, and other relatives.  Rosary will be recited Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:00p.m. in the Eckols Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 10,2019 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in Kenedy Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Jaime Rodriguez, Christopher Marroquin, Javier Moreno, Hilario Rodriguez, Louis Miguel Sanchez, Nicholas Serenil, and Matthew Davila.

Abel A. Rodriguez

Abel Acevedo Rodriguez, aged 79, of Karnes City Texas passed away on September 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Abel was born to Pedro Rodriguez and Petra Acevedo Rodriguez on May 1, 1940 in Beeville Texas. He married Ester Saenz on February 16, 1963 and they lived together in Karnes City Tx. Together they raised 4 children.

Abel was a heavy equipment operator, mechanic and truck driver until he retired in 2015. He was an avid member of Smirna Pentecostal Church in Pawnee, Texas where he served as a Deacon.

His family remembers him as their rock and a man of God.

He was preceded in death by parents Pedro & Petra Acevedo Rodriguez. Brothers: Victor Acevedo, Santos Rodriguez, Mauricio Rodriguez, Benancio Rodriguez, and Domingo Rodriguez; Sisters: Tomasa Alvarado, Eustacia Saenz, Alicia Garza and granddaughter Teagan Grace Rodriguez.

Abel leaves his wife of 56 years Ester Saenz Rodriguez and as his legacy Noel (Sonja) Rodriguez of Three Rivers,Tx, Oralia Urrutia (Tony Cruz) of Kenedy, Tx, Enrique Rodriguez of Normanna, Tx and Edward (Jennifer) Rodriguez of Kenedy Tx.

He also leaves to cherish his memory 4 grandchildren. Ashley (Michael) White of Karnes City, Tx, Eric Rodriguez of San Antonio, Tx, Korie Rodriguez of San Antonio, Tx and Hailey Rodriguez of Kenedy, Tx along with 2 great grandchildren Amariah White of Karnes City, Tx and Roger Gill of San Antonio, Tx.

Abel is also survived by his siblings Rebecca Rodriguez of Beeville,Tx, David (Lydia) Rodriguez of Beeville, Tx, Nohe (Elma) Rodriguez of Pettus,Tx, Daniel Rodriguez of Beeville, Tx, Toribio (Francis) Rodriguez of Beeville, Tx and Dolores (Gary) Richards of Normanna, Tx along with a host of nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Prayer services are scheduled for September 6, 2019 @ 7 pm at EcKols Funeral home. Funeral mass services are to be held at Smirna Pentecostal Church in Pawnee Tx on September 7, 2019 @ 10 am. Burial to follow at New Bremen Cemetery in Lenz Tx.

Juan Manuel Bryan

Juan Manuel Bryan of Runge, Texas born on May 6, 1932 in Charco, Texas to Juan Bryan and Clemencia Mireles Bryan passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the age of 87. Mr. Bryan was first and foremost a family man. He was preceded in death by his son: Rogelio Bryan. Survivors include his wife of 60 years: Christina Palomo Bryan of Runge, Texas; his 9 children: Esmeralda (Mike) B. Castro, of Runge, Texas, Beatrice (Adam aka “Otto”) B. Gonzales, of Runge, Texas , Juan (Florence) M. Bryan Jr., of Kenedy,Texas, Lupe (Robert) Pipes of Midland, Texas, Edward (Irma) Bryan of Skidmore, Texas, Christy Cortez of Austin,Texas, Annette (Eloy) Bryan of Karnes City,Texas, Ermalinda (Ronnie) Bryan of Runge, Texas , Janet (Alex) Rios of Runge, Texas; 27 grandchildren; 33 Great Grandchildren; sister: Demencia Molina of Runge, Texas; brothers: Delfino Bryan of Round Rock, Texas and Enedino Bryan of Runge, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held Monday, September 2, 2019 from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. Monday, at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating with interment to follow in Runge Cemetery, Runge, Texas. Pallbearers: David Castro, Roger Barraza, Austin Bryan, Robert Pipes III, Derek Bryan, Skyler Cortez, Bryan Winters, Ruben Solis, and Michael Rios. Honorary Pallbearers: Kristofer Bryan, Ethan Cortez, Edward Bryan Jr., Brandon Winters, Rene Solis, Randy Solis, Darin Rios.