Lawrence Edward Rossett “Larry”

On Friday, November 27, 2020, Lawrence Edward Rossett(Larry), loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age 76.

Larry was born on February 29, 1944 in Galveston, TX to Isidro and Sara Rossett. Larry started shining shoes at the age of 6 at a local barbershop and by 17 was barbering. His career as a barber lasted 59 years which included his service in the Army. In 1976 he began working at Beto and Sons Barbershop and he owned a TV repair shop. He opened Clip and Curl Hair Salon and Barbershop in 1980 where he worked until his final days. On November 18, 1971, he married Alicia Rossett. They raised two children, Earl and Shavon.

Larry was a businessman, entrepreneur, and barber. He would say “jack of all trades and a master of none”. He had a passion for his craft, he loved his community, and most of all he enjoyed coming to work and talking to his customers and friends. He was a fan of old school boxing, TV westerns, and an avid music lover. He was a collector of memorabilia and music in every form. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his hair. He was an extraordinary man with a compassionate spirit. In every way, Larry was a beautiful person. Leaving a lasting impression of love and kindness on everyone he met.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Isidro Rossett, his mother, Sara Rossett and his sister Maria Elisa Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife Alicia Rossett, his two children, Earl Rossett and Shavon Rossett, his grandson Sabian Rossett, his brothers Isidro(Stormy) Rossett, Martin Rossett and Ray Rossett. Visitation will be held at Eckols Chapel on Wednesday December 2nd from 11am to 2pm. A Rosary and celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd at 2pm at Eckols Chapel.

Dolores R. Lopez

Dolores R. Lopez was granted her wings on November 24, 2020. She was born in Kenedy, Texas to Ernesto and Ofelia Rodriguez Lopez on September 9, 1964. Dolores was 56 years old when she entered eternal life. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her son and wife, Dennis and Jackie Lopez, her two grandsons, Patrick and Aaron Lopez of Kenedy, Texas, sisters, Sylvia Dobbs of Sharon Springs, Kansas, Bertha Thomas of Kenedy, Texas, Rosario(Connie) Garza of San Marcos, Texas, brothers, Ernesto Lopez, Jr., Fernando (Cindy) Lopez, Gabino Lopez all of San Antonio, Texas, Julio Lopez and Miguel Lopez of Kenedy, Texas and her many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Dolores touched many lives and was a friend to many. She will be dearly missed. Her favorite verse from the bible was one that she tried her best to live by: EPHESIANS 4:32- Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 5PM to 7PM with a Celebration of Life Service at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Hill, III and Ernesto Lopez, Jr. officiating.

Hilaria V. Cano

Hilaria V. Cano of Kenedy, Texas was born on November 25, 1954 and passed away on her birthday,  November 25, 2020 at the age of 66. Mrs. Cano was preceded in death by her husband Jose Cano, Jr. on October 3. 2019. She is survived by her daughters: Peggy Duenes of San Antonio,TX, Yvette (Robert) Perales of Hobson,TX and Miranda Cano of Kenedy,TX;  son: Joe (Brenda) Cano III of Kenedy, Texas; 5 grandchildren:  Jarryd, Jayden, Joslyn, Jaaron, Jaelyn; sisters: Velma Garza, Norma Longoria, Diana McGowan, Beck Villarreal, and Rachel Asebedo; brothers: Robert Villarreal, Cain Villarreal, Seferino Villarreal III; numerous nieces, nephews  and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. A Rosary will we recited at 7:00p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020  at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services  will be held Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Seferino Villarreal IV, Michael Villarreal, Steve Ochoa, Jay Villarreal, Richard Asebedo, Matthew Villarreal. Honorary pallbearers: Jarryd Duenes, and Jaaron Cano.

Sara “Nana” Ann Sosa

Sara “Nana” Ann Sosa of Kenedy, Texas was born on June 19, 1969 in Waukegan, IL passed away on November 20, 2020 at the age of 51. Sara was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Sosa Lara and Infant brother Demetrio Sosa Jr. She is survived by her life time partner: Thomas Villanueva of Kenedy, TX; her parents: Josie and Demetrio Sosa Sr. of Kenedy, TX; her daughter: Sierra Garza of San Antonio,TX; sons: Tristan Villarreal of Kenedy, TX and Ty Villanueva of Kenedy, TX; four grandchildren: Heaven Garza, Haislie Garza, Haistin Garza, Mia Villarreal of Kenedy, TX; sisters: Sandra Sosa Salinas, Samantha Salinas, Stacy (Amado) Cruz, of Kenedy, TX, Frances Nava, Mary Ann Sosa; brothers: Santiago Sosa, Demetrio (Brandi) Sosa Jr. of Kenedy,TX and Edward Sosa; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Graveside  services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at the Loma Alta Cemetery with Rev. Matt Singleton officiating. Interment to follow in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Roxanne Velazquez, Christie Vera, Pamela Hernandez, Yvonne Rosales, Syndal Cruz, Shelley Martinez, Rosie Garza, Pat Prieto. Honorary Pallbearers: Mary Perez and Shannon Sanders.

Evaristo Vera Jr.

Evaristo Vera Jr. of Kenedy, Texas born on November 4, 1940 in Charco, Texas to Evaristo Vera Sr. and Elvira Hernandez Vera passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the age of 80. Mr. Evaristo is preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters: Elvira Taylor and Rita Venecia, brother: Luis Vera; and grandson: Fidencio Martin Vera. He is survived by his wife of Beatrice Vera of Kenedy, TX; his sons: Rick Vera of Kenedy, TX, Martin (Christi) Vera of Kenedy, TX and Frank (Viviana) Vera of Karnes City, TX; one grandson, Frank Vera Jr. of Karnes City, TX and a brother: Rafael Vera of Alice, TX; and other relatives. Visitation will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Funeral Services beginning promptly at 3:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Honorio Velazquez Sr. officiating. Interment to follow in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his sons: Rick Vera, Martin Vera, and Frank Vera along with A.B. Castaneda, Hector Mendoza, and Joey Salais.

Joe D. Molina

Joe (Jose) D. Molina, Age 68 of Karnes City, TX passed away on October 29, 2020 in Kenedy, TX. Joe was born on April 3, 1952 in Coy City to the late Santos, Sr. and Olegaria Diaz Molina. He was an Oil Field Supervisor most of his life and in his later years worked as an Agricultural Technician for Krause Ag Services; he was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother, friend to many and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Karnes City, TX.

Joe is preceded in death by his wife Mary Molina; parents, Santos, Sr. and Olegaria Diaz Molina; and sons, Joe Molina, Jr; Robert Molina.

Joe is survived by his daughters, Mary Elizabeth Ortiz of Karnes City, Patricia Bell and husband Robert of Kenedy, Desiree Badillo and husband Salvador of Conroe, Kyara Martinez of Kenedy; son Heberto Martinez and wife Pompoza, of Kenedy; sisters, Janie Wheeler of Kenedy, Lola Maldonado of Lampasas, Vicenta Mendoza of Victoria, brothers, Frank Martinez of Karnes City, Gavriel Molina of Kenedy, Johnny Molina of Beeville and Santos Molina, Jr. of Kenedy; grandchildren, Estrella Herlinda Ortiz, Jesus Jose Ortiz, Emberlee Anne Bell, Reyna Badillo, Tatum Kobe Ramos, Paul Anthony Rodriguez, and Selena Rose Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Adyson Jayde Barrientez, Zaida Betty Rodriguez, and Paxton Anthony Rodriguez; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 9A.M. to 11A.M. with Memorial Services at 11:00 A.M. in the Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Jim Cummings officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Nell Cemetery with graveside services by Mr. Randy Witte in Nell, TX.

Oralia M. Gonzales

Oralia M. Gonzales, Age 82, of Pawnee, Texas was born on May 26, 1938 in Bee County, TX to Gregorio Martinez and Maria Campos Martinez passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Karnes City, TX at the age of 82 . Oralia is preceded in death by her husband Lorenzo Gonzales, Jr; daughter Clara Duenes; and sons, Leonires Gonzales, Juan Leonel Gonzales and numerous sisters and brothers. She is survived by her children, Mary Ann Gutierrrez, of Kenedy, TX, Lorenzo (Lupe Ramirez) Gonzales III of Beeville, TX, Flora (Ignacio Jr.) Rodriguez of McAllen, TX, Lydia (Raul Duenez) Gonzales, of Austin, TX, Rebecca (Ramiro) G. Tapia, of Pawnee, TX, Sara Gonzales of San Antonio, TX, Sylvia Gonzales, of San Antonio, Luis (Amy Nunez) Gonzales, of Pawnee, TX, Leonel (Maggie) Gonzales, of Kenedy, TX; 21 grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; sister, Adela Gonzales of Three Rivers, TX; brothers, Vense (Adelma) Martinez of El Campo, TX and Adolph Martinez of Bryan, TX; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7PM in the Eckols Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow at the Nell Cemetery in Nell, TX.

Pallbearers: Jordan Taylor, Corey Matthew Gonzales, Matthew Rodriguez, Michael Ryan Rodriguez, Moses Gonzales, Jacob Gonzales, Robby Gutierrez and Jacob Mills.

Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Gutierrez and Romey Tapia.

June Dybowski

June Dybowski, born on June 16, 1930 in Nixon, Texas to Carl Schnitz and Irene Schnitz passed away on November 8, 2020 at the age of 90. Mrs. Dybowski was preceded in death by her husband HR (Jerry) Dybowski and a son Bubba Black. Survivors include her sons: Donnie Black and wife Cindy of Wilcox, Arizona and  Davey Black and wife Tonia of Valera, TX; grandchildren: Jason Black, Cody Atkinson, Donnis Black and husband Jimmy, Levi Black and wife Suzie, Kye Black and wife Stephanie, Dustin Black and wife Stephanie, Duane Black, Derrick Black and wife Jivette; great grandchildren: Ryen, Travis, Ricky, Cash, Kassidy Kaybree, Colter, Kinley, Landri, Kelsi, Sophie, Darren, Chandler, Wyatt, Keith, Cody and Sarah; and other relatives. June was a nurse and caregiver all her adult life. She worked at the hospital in Yorktown and the  Kenedy and Karnes City nursing homes. She was a devoted caregiver to her husband Jerry’s brother caring for him in her own home till the day he passed. Her favorite past time was ranching and enjoyed it with her late husband Jerry. She was a devoted wife to Jerry caring for him when he had cancer and cared for him till the day he passed never leaving his side. Some of her happiest days were one she spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a very plain spoken person and you never had to wonder what was on her mind. She was loved by all. Visitation hours will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Karnes County Memorial Park with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.


Esmeraldo Saenz

Esmeraldo Saenz, 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior, November 1, 2020, at the Cottages at Danny Kaye in San Antonio. Esmeraldo was born in Kenedy, Texas and spent his youth years in Pettus, Texas where he graduated from high school. He went on to Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Math.

Esmeraldo was a beloved and dedicated entrepreneur who strived to make the world a better place by selling educational products for school children throughout Texas and New Mexico. He and his wife, Frances, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in September 2020. Esmeraldo was a loving, kind, smart, and generous Christian family man. He was loved by all who knew him, especially his family, friends, past employees and clients. Esmeraldo will be dearly missed.

Esmeraldo Saenz is survived by his loving wife, Frances Garcia Saenz, sons and daughters’in law, Robert and Debra Saenz, Leonard and Erin Saenz; grandchlildren: Logan, Rudy, Lauren, Macie, Lucia, Roman and Cody Saenz; his brother: Humberto Saenz, Jr. and family.

Esmeraldo will be laid to rest in Kenedy, Texas. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00P.M.  Friday, November 6, 2020 at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 605 Karnes St. Kenedy, Texas.