Ofilia Perez Villarreal

Ofilia “Shiela” Perez Villarreal, Age 85, of Kenedy, passed away on August 24, 2021 in Beeville, TX.  Ofilia was born on June 6, 1936 in Pawnee, TX to the late Seferino Villarreal, Sr. and Hilaria Perez Villarreal.  She was a loving aunt, great-aunt, sister, homemaker, friend to many and a devout member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Seferino, Sr. and Hilaria Perez Villarreal; sisters, Romana Villarreal, Jesusita Carvajal; brothers, Seferino Villarreal, Jr., Luciano Villarreal, Jr., Pedro Villarreal, Sr. Jose Villarreal, Sr; nephew, Armando Carvajal.  She is survived by great-niece Domenica DeLosSantos and husband Anthony of Kenedy,, TX, niece, Yolanda Salinas and husband Jesse of Kenedy, TX; great-great nieces and nephews Serena Diaz, Nathan Pacheco, Haven DeLosSantos, and Emma DeLosSantos.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Friday, September 3, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. with Funeral Mass to be Celebrated at 2:30 P.M. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Stanlislaw Marciniak officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: A.J. Carvajal,  Henry Villarreal, Danny Villarreal, Eddie Villarreal, Seferino Villarreal, III, Anthony DeLosSantos.

Richard Allen Vickery

Richard Allen Vickery of Edna, Texas was born on August 22, 1943 in Yoakum, Texas to John Madison Vickery and Bertha Donnell Vickery passed away on August 27, 2021 at the age of 78. Richard was a Petroleum Consultant and is survived by his wife of 41 years: Patricia Martin Vickery. He is also survived by: daughter: Robin (Bill) Adank of Meridian, MS; daughter: Elaine (Harvey) Weaver of Victoria, TX, Dee Ann Fuquay of Edna, TX, Valinda Hyde of Louisiana; 15 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sister in law: Margaret Vickery and Bernadette Vickery; brothers: Melvin Vickery and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Baby Boy Vickery, Billy Ray Vickery, John Vickery, Larry Vickery, Jimmy Vickery and Don Vickery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 6:00p..m. to 8:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 1:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Harold Fowler officiating. Interment in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas.

Pallbearers: Cody Adank, Colton Adank, Corey Adank, Christopher Stapp, Chase Weaver, Kyle Aimee, Shawn Gilly, Tim Ryan and Braxton Sinast.


Mary Elizabeth Molina Ortiz

Mary Elizabeth Molina Ortiz of Coy City, Texas gained her angel wings on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the age of 47, in her home. Mary Elizabeth was born to the late Jose(Joe) Diaz Molina and the late Maria (Mary) Inez Gonzales Molina on Thursday, May 16, 1974 in Rotan, Texas.

Mary, also known as Lisa, Libby, Elisa, Tita, Mija, Pumpkin and of course Mom, wore many hats throughout her life, one which included her caring and helping raise her cousins: Patty Segura Bell, Desiree Segura Badilla and Kyara Martinez whom she considered and loved like sisters as well as:Robert Martinez, Armando (A.J.) Segura, Justin Segura and Andy Segura whom she saw like brothers. Bu the greatest joy and apple of her eye were her children, Estrella (Sissi) and Jesus (Buddy) who she absolutely adored, along side Patty’s and Desi’s babies, Emberlee Bell, and Reyna and baby Ovi (as she called him) Badillo who always seemed to brighten her day and/or put a smile on her face. Lisa was a Karnes City High School graduate and had a degree in Business. She was a very smart, creative, crafty, caring and loving person who held many different jobs throughout her life. A woman of many talents for sure. An Entrepreneur, starting her own business alongside her mom many years ago, called “Crafty Ladies”, she specialized in seasonal and any occasion wreaths, mums, different crochet items and more.

She is preceded in death by her beloved parents; Jose (Joe) Diaz Molina and Maria (Mary) Inez Gonzales Molina; her brother,  Jose Molina Jr.;  baby cousin, Robert Molina; paternal grandparents, Santos and Olegaria Diaz Molina; and maternal grandfather,  Ramon Gonzales Sr.

She is survived by her children, (daughter) Estrella Herlinda Ortiz and (Son) Jesus Jose Ortiz; maternal grandmother, Odilia G. Gonzales; multiple aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 28,2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Jim Cummings officiating. Inurnment to follow in Nell Cemetery, Nell, TX.


Nettie Mae Remmers

Nettie Mae Remmers, of Kenedy, Texas was born on October 16, 1942 in Gillett, Texas to William and Ruby Hall passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the age of 78.

Nettie graduated from Karnes City High School in May of 1961. She married Robert Louis “Bobby” Remmers on June 2, 1961. Nettie was a devoted wife and loving mother.

She and Bobby enjoyed dancing, working cattle and loved fishing. After his passing, she entered the workforce and worked as a Special Ed Aide for Kenedy I.S.D. for 16 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister: Marceline Marbach and brother: William A. “Jiggs” Hall.

She is survived by her daughters: Ruby “Dee Dee” Remmers, Stacy (Kody) Kanak, and Brandi (David) Blevins. Grandchildren: Josh Decas, Zachary Decas, Kendall Kanak, Lincoln Blevins, Brooklyn Blevins and Maverick Blevins; great grandchildren: Jayton Cole Decas and Jalynn Decas; many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 one hour prior (8:00a.m. ) at the Kenedy Cemetery with Graveside Services beginning promptly at 9:00a.m.at the Kenedy Cemetery with Rev. Wally Schievelbein of Good Shepherd Lutheran officiating and Krista Morgan as vocalist.

Honorary Pallbearers: Kody Kanak, Kendall Kanak, David Blevins, Joshua Decas, Charlie Brzozwski, Gene Donnell, Bubba Lamza and Kent Morris.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Special Olympics.


Jeffery Wright Hill

Jeffery Wright Hill of Karnes City, Texas was born on February 10, 1946 in Baytown, Texas to Ezekiel Wright and Maurice Gregory Wright went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2021 at the age of 75. Jeffery was a member and pianist of New Beginnings in Gillett, TX and was a avid San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys Fan. She was preceded in death by her husband 0f 45 years Charles who passed on October 2, 2017. She is also preceded her brother: Allen Theodore Wright and her sister-in-law: Betty (Perry ) Davidson.  She is survived by her daughters: Relanda Wright Spriggins of Baytown, TX, Demetria Wright (John)Roberson, of Houston, TX, Tonja Wright (Michael) Gillard, Richmond, TX; stepsons: Charles Hill Jr. and Charles Edward Brown and like a daughter: Delencia Hill; 13 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; sister: Annie Bell Wright; sister-in-law: Minnie Wright  and other relatives. Visitation will be held on  Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 12:00p.m. with Funeral services beginning at 1:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Gregory Griffin  and Rev. Preston Benson officiating. Interment to follow in the Karnes City Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Patrick Wright, Andre Myers, Michael Gillard, Avery O’Neal, Paul Kinney, Anthony Griffin, Charles Edward Brown, Brandon Spencer, Andrew Hunt. Honorary Pallbearers: Edward Hill, Brandon J. Ray Jr., Clifton Spencer, Colin Haynes.

Sylvia Ann Salinas Cardenas

Sylvia Ann Salinas Cardenas, of Karnes City, Texas, born on November 10, 1973 in Karnes City, Texas to Alfredo Salinas and Lydia Gonzales Salinas passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the age of 47 years.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her father, Alfredo, her brothers, Alfredo Jr. and Luis, her sister Trinidad Isabel and her daughter Vanessa Marie Ramirez.

She is survived by her husband:  Rudy Cardenas of Karnes City, TX; son: George Morales of Three Rivers, TX her grandson: Liam George Morales; her mother: Lydia Gonzales Salinas; her brother: Fidel Salinas, her sister: Sally Salinas, her brother: Oscar Salinas, her brother: Antonio Salinas and sister:  Joann Lazcano; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. with Deacon Guadalupe Cantu officiating.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Wieslaw Iwaniec officiating.

Interment in Loma Alta Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Oscar Salinas, Fidel Salinas, Martin Lazcano, Javid Salinas,___________________,__________________.


Joe Sandoval, Sr.

Joe Sandoval, Sr., of Kenedy, Texas was born on February 24, 1941 in Gillett, Texas to Trinidad Sandoval and Julia Cortez Sandoval passed away in Karnes City, TX on August 19, 2021 at the age of 80. Mr. Sandoval is preceded in death by his wife Susie. He is survived by his daughters: Linda Sandoval of Boerne, TX, Brenda (Joe) Cano of Kenedy, TX, Beverly Sandoval of Floresville, TX; sons: Joe (Cary) Sandoval Jr. of Boerne, TX and Larry (Andrea) Sandoval of Fort Worth, TX; 15 grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; sisters: Elvira Monsivais of Kenedy, TX and Dora Rodriguez of Kenedy, TX; brothers: Jesse Sandoval of Kenedy, TX and Robert Sandoval of Houston, TX; and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021 from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral Services to begin promptly at 2:00p.m. Monday, August 23, 2021 at Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery in Kenedy, Tx. Serving as Pallbearers: Brian Sandoval, Nathan Hernandez, Louis Salinas, Nicholas Halbert, Jaaron Cano, Trey Salinas. Honorary Pallbearers: A.J. Sandoval and Tony Sandoval.

Roberto A. Salinas

Roberto A. Salinas was born on June 21, 1961 in Kenedy, Texas to the late Benito P. Salinas, Sr. and Maria Alaniz Salinas. He passed away August 18, 2021 at the age of 60 surrounded by his family.  Robert was a loving and caring brother, son, uncle, friend to everyone, and of the Catholic Faith.  He will be missed by all and we will miss him saying his favorite word to all “HEY”.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Benito P. and Maria A Salinas; his siblings, Rachel Salinas, Benny Salinas, Jr., and Cecilia Salinas.

He is survived by his sisters and one brother, Cynthia Solis and husband Jimmy, Solis, Jr. of Kenedy, TX, Baldomero “Bo” Salinas of Kenedy, TX, Clara Katy Salinas and (Felix Barrera, Jr.) of Falfurrias, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Eckols Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aust 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be: Michael Salinas, Colton Salinas, Boddie Salinas, Darren Cruz, Danny Garza, Sean Sutton, James Sutton, Nathan Cantu and Bennie Salinas, III.


Jess McCoy Hyatt III

Jess McCoy Hyatt,III of Gillette, TX was born on October 9, 1949 in Kenedy, Texas to Jess M. Hyatt Jr. and Theaola Bever Hyatt passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the age of 71. Mr. Hyatt is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sons: Jess M. Hyatt IV of Kenedy and Richard E. Hyatt of Kenedy; sister: Ruby (Steven) Retzloff of San Angelo, TX; brother: Marvin (Rose Marie ) Hyatt of Lubbock; and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 10:30a.m. at the Harmony Cemetery with Graveside Service beginning at 11:00a.m. at Harmony Cemetery with Rev. Ed Griffin and Pastor Preston Benson officiating.  Interment in the Harmony Cemetery near his parents.

Helen Louise Bates

Helen was born in San Angelo, Texas on June 10, 1924 and she passed away on August 9, 2021 at the age of 97.  Helen graduated from San Angelo High School in 1941.  She married Marshall Hoyt Bates on June 14, 1942 and they were married for over 76 years.  She and Marshall moved to Tennessee where he pursued his Optometric Degree and then they settled down in Kenedy, Texas in 1950 where they lived until 1999.  Helen was very active on the Hospitality Committee at their church in Kenedy for over 30 years until she and Marshall moved to Katy.  While living in Kenedy, she served as President of the Twentieth Century Study Club and as a member of the San Antonio Federation of Women’s Club.  She also worked in the Countywide Pageant and on the Kenedy Rotary Club Float Committee.  Helen most especially enjoyed making crafts, taking baked goods to friends and flower arranging.  She was a wonderful homemaker devoting her life to nurturing family and friends.  Helen loved attending sporting events of her grandsons as they were growing up and in her later years was also able to attend many sporting events of her greatgrandchildren.  Helen was an active member of Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy where she enjoyed being a greeter for several years.  She belonged to the Christian Fellowship Bible Study Class where she blessed many people by faithfully sending birthday, anniversary and other encouraging cards.  She also enjoyed her special groups of friends like the “mall walkers” and more recently the book club.  Helen was preceded in death by her husband Marshall and son-in-law Don Franklin.  She is survived by her daughter, Becky Franklin and husband David Welch; Grandson Michael Franklin and wife Carol and their two children Braden and Mollie and her husband John and their daughter Everlee; Grandson John Franklin and wife Sarah and their two children Avery and Jase.  Burial will be in Kenedy, Texas under the direction of Eckols Funeral Home on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 with a Viewing at the funeral home at Noon  followed by a Graveside Service held at the Kenedy Cemetery at 1:00p.m.  A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy at 2:00p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021.  The service will be Live Streamed.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Kingsland Baptist Church-Benevolence Committee-20555 Kingsland Blvd. Katy, TX 77450.