Adam DelaGarza Jr.

Adam DelaGarza, Jr. of Kenedy, Texas born on March 7, 1958 in Karnes City, Texas passed away on December 8, 2019 at the age of 61. Adam is preceded in death by his father Adam C. Delagarza Sr. Survivors include his mother: Juanita Garza Delagarza; sisters: Gracie Stewart of Three Rivers, TX and her daughter Vanessa Stewart and Nancy (Alexander) Strilka, Three Rivers, TX and daugthers: Kayla Strilka, Larissa Strilka, Lindsey Strilka; and other relatives. Visitation Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church with interment to follow in New Bremen Cemetery. Pallbearers: Carlos Gutierrez, Domingo Villanueva, Alex Strilka, Pat Pastore, Steven Molina and Jason Garza.

Dorothy Rayburn

Dorothy Agnes (Scott) Rayburn, 92, of Beeville, Texas went to her heavenly home on December 9, 2019.  Dorothy was born in the Green Community, Karnes County on September 8, 1927 to Lon Walker and Lou Ella (Vaughan) Scott. Dorothy married Charles Norman Rayburn on January 17, 1948 in Kenedy, Texas.  Charles & Dorothy made their home in Kenedy, Texas where they raised their three children.  Dorothy was employed as a teller at the First Nichols National Bank of Kenedy after graduation. After starting a family Dorothy was a devoted homemaker.  Dorothy had other business pursuits that included Circle N. Grocery and cosmetic sales.  Dorothy was a director of the Kenedy Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Kenedy First Baptist Church.  Dorothy loved having family gatherings in her home.  Dorothy was proceeded in death by her parents, Lon & Lou Ella Scott, her husband Charles N. Rayburn, two brothers, Vaughan D. (Kathleen) Scott and Leonard W. (Bonnie) Scott, two sisters, Winnie Ruth (Bernard) Olson, and Louise (Gordon) Johnson.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Cheryl Ann (David) Dollase, Beeville, Texas, Dorothy Jean (Brad) Yeater, Kenedy, Texas and Charles Norman –“Chip” Trina Rayburn, Jr., La Grange, Texas. Grandchildren: David Jason Dollase, Kansas City, Mo., Dori Allison Yeater, Austin, Texas Kelsey Nicole Yeater, Austin, Texas, Chase (Shelby) Rayburn, Cypress, Texas, and Matthew Scott Rayburn, Galveston, Texas.  Great grandchildren: Cade Walker Dollase, Reid Parker Dollase, Charlee Nicole Rayburn & Jenna Kay Rayburn, Niece Sue Thiele and many other loving nieces and nephews and a vast array of friends.

Services will be held at the Eckols Funeral Home, 420 West Live Oak Street, Kenedy, Texas Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:00 PM on December 11, 2019. The funeral will be at 10:00AM on December 12, 2019 with interment in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Chase Rayburn, Danny Scott, Doug Olson, Gary Thiele, Phillip Stewart and Tom Dybowski, honorary pallbearer Michael Scott.

The family would like to thank her caregivers who have been so helpful in providing care and attending to Dorothy. Anysia Gomez and all the staff of Gramman Assisted Living. Caregivers Anita Garcia, Mary Jane Medellin, Catarina Gomez, Celia Segovia, Olga Castaneda, Claudia Gilmore, Rubi Gomez, Marissa Puente, Irene Dominguez, Misty Govella, Elsa Munoz, Mae & Tara with Exclusive and Jeanette with Hospice.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kenedy First Baptist Church and the South Texas Children’s Home.

Beatrice Cruz

Beatrice Cruz, of San Antonio, TX was born on April 5, 1956 in Goliad, Texas passed away suddenly on December 5, 2019 at the age of 63. Bea was a Licensed Vocational Nurse for Encompass Home Healthcare. She is preceded in death by her mother, Creselda Garcia Rodriguez, brother: John Albert Rodriguez and father, Juan Rodriguez. She is survived by her boyfriend: Willie Esquivel, of San Antonio,TX; daughters: Christina (Joe) Benavides, of Kenedy, TX and Cassandra (Jared) Fossler of Converse, TX and their father, Trinidad G. (Rita) Cruz; 5 Grandchildren: Jesse Joe (Marina) Benavides, Justine Taylor Benavides, Iris Jade Ramirez, Kara Paige Fossler, Kagen Lee Fossler; great grandchildren: Mila Margaret Benavides, Emma Sade Benavides; brothers: Mario Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, and Joe Rodriguez; step-mother: Pam Rodriguez; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Kenedy  with a Celebration of Life starting at 7:00p.m. led by family. Reception to follow in Fellowship Hall.

Kenneth Gerfers

Kenneth Gerfers, of Kenedy, TX born on October 18, 1935 in Kendalia, Texas passed away on November 30, 2019 at the age of 84 in Kenedy, TX.   Kenneth was a retired  rancher, a member of the Brush Country Cowboy Church in George West, TX and a  loving Father, Husband, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and friend to many.  Mr. Gerfers is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Power Gerfers; daughter, Lee Ann Morton; Parents, Leroy Emmit and Zelma H. Gerfers and a brother Joe Charles Gerfers. Survivors include his children: Patti Jo (Don)Wright of Kenedy, TX; Grandchildren: Calleigh Jo Wright of Kenedy, TX, Dustin (Caylee) Wright, of Weesatche, TX, Thomas Peyton Morton of George West, TX and Kenneth Brady Morton of George West, TX; great grandchildren: Wyatt Wright, Grayson Edward Wright, Rhett Edward Wright, Skylar Morton, Lacey Morton, Mary Jane Morton, Colton Morton; sister, Sandra (Dutch) Dodd of Woodlands, TX. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at the Brush Country Cowboy Church, 3117 Hwy 281, George West, TX with interment to follow in George West Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Brush Country Cowboy Church.