Joyce Lyons

At the age of 95 years, Joyce Elaine Young Lyons was called to heaven by her Lord and Savior.

She was born in Kenedy, Texas in 1926 but had made her home in Austin since 1976.  It was there that she died on August 24, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, O.C. Young and Ruby Youngblood Young, both lifelong residents of Kenedy.  She was widowed by her first husband of 18 years, Fred N Stedman and later widowed by her second husband of 39 years, Bill G Lyons. I would be remiss if I did not also mention her grandmother Ella Youngblood; her Aunt Leta Atkinson and her cousin Dorothy Atkinson Kolinek who she loved so much and with whom she spent so much of her youth. 

Joyce is survived by her only child, Christy Stedman Morris and son-in-law, William Y Morris; her grandson, Justin N Morris, his wife Elizabeth and two daughters, Kenedy and Natalie; as well as her granddaughter, Rebecca Sharp-Leal, her husband Christopher and her daughter, Ruby Sharp, all of the Austin area. 

Joyce graduated from Kenedy High School in 1943 and went on to earn a BBA from Baylor University in 1947. She taught school right after her graduation and then again after the death of her first husband.  She had the patience of Job which came in handy as she dealt with class after class of little first graders in the San Antonio ISD.  She hoped that her Christian life had in some way marked some of those formidable little minds.   

She was a devout Christian her whole life, having first made a profession of faith in the Kenedy Baptist Church around the age of 10.  At the time of her death, she had been a member of Park Hills Baptist Church in Austin for 30 years.    

Graveside Visitation will be held Monday, August 29, 2022 from 10:15 to 10:30 A.M., with Graveside Services beginning at 10:30 A.M. in the Kenedy Cemetery with Weston Reece officiating.  

Elvia N. Trevino

Elvia N. Trevino, Age 93 of San Antonio, formerly of Pawnee, TX passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Karnes City, TX. Elvia was born on October 17, 1928 in Pawnee to the late Francisco P. and Emma Salinas Trevino. She was a civil servant at Kelly Air Force Base in the cataloging division before her retirement, a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. 

Elvia is preceded in death by her parents Francisco P and Emma Salinas Trevino; sisters, Elsa Leal, Estella Villarreal, Eva Trevino; brothers, Alvaro Trevino, Alfonso Trevino, Adolio Trevino and Artagnan Trevino.

She is survived by her sister Emma Hartley of Schertz, TX; numerous nieces and nephews who were all her cherished children and a host of extended family members.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 26, 2022 from 5PM to 7PM with a Holy Rosary to be Recited at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will Celebrated Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 10AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pawnee, TX with the Rev. Ryszard Zielensky and Rev. Romeo Salinas officiating.  Interment will follow in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery in Pawnee, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: Bobby Leal, Jay Hartley, Jimmy Villareal, Javier Villarreal, Joel Trevino, and Dolie Trevino.

Honorary Pallbearers: Fernando Chacon and Albert Villarreal.

Charles Frank Moses

Charles Frank Moses, 76 of Brazoria, TX passed away August 8, 2022 at his home with family by his side. He is preceded in death by his wife Janis Moses, parents John Frank and Maragart Moses, daughter Emily Moses, brothers Willy J, Venom, and Munroe Moses, sisters Fanny Brounson and Eliza Hurt.  

He is survived by his daughter Trinity Moses and step children Crystal, Christopher, and Craig Carpenter, sisters Elsie Kight, Alice Sutton, Darlene McClaine, and Charlene Caswell, brothers Larry, Mitchell, and Kenneth Moses and many nieces & nephews.

Charles was born in a small town of Pawnee, Texas on April 15, 1946 to the late John Frank and Maragart Moses.  He joined the Army in 1968 and served in the Vietnam War where he started his career with mechanics working on helicopters.    For a major part of his life he owned and operated his own business, Moses Automotive with his wife Janis.  He did just finally retire at the age of 75 and sold his business. 

Family Visitation will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 9A.M. to 11A.M. with Services to begin at 11A.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating. Intement with Military Honors will follow in the Pawnee Cemetery in Pawnee, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: Tracey Reed, Larry Moses, Mitchell Moses, Kenneth Moses, Chance Moses and Chris Sutton.

Jessie Beltran

Jessie Beltran, Age 59 of San Antonio, TX formerly of Karnes City, TX passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in San Antonio, TX.  Jessie was born on May 8, 1963 in Karnes City to the late Manuel and Guadalupe Pena Beltran.  He married Angela Guerrero on December 24, 1982 in Kenedy; was a head cook for Luby’s restaurant, a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend to many and of the Christian Faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Guadalupe Pena Beltran; sister, Mamie Garza; brothers, Mike Pena and Richard Rodriguez.

He is survived by his loving wife, Angela G. Beltran of San Antonio; daughter, Kasey Beltran and husband Arturo Alonzo of San Antonio; son, Jesse Beltran and wife DezaRae Garcia of San Antonio, sisters, Mary Ann Solis of Seguin, Hope Garcia of Kenedy, Emma Cruz of San Antonio, Cynthia Rodriguez of San Antonio, Gloria Ortiz of Schertz; brother, Rudy Beltran of Idaho; grandchildren, Addison Alonzo and Meghan Beltran.

Family Visitation will be held Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 4P.M. to 6P.M. with a Celebration of Life Service beginning at 6P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Inurnment will follow at a later date to be determined. 

Mercedes G. Garcia, Jr.

Mercedes G. Garcia, Jr., Age 93 of Buda, TX formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away on August 4, 2022 in Buda, TX.  Merced was born on December 10, 1928 in Kenedy to the late Mercedes, Sr. and Isabella Galvan Garcia.  He married Rosa Morales on August 29, 1953 in Kenedy who preceded him in death on April 14, 2013 . He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother; a retired heavy equipment operator and of the Catholic Faith.

He is preceded in death by his wife Rosa Morales Garcia; Parents, Mercedes, Sr. and Isabella Galvan Garcia; sisters, Aurora Guajardo, Margaret Villafranco, Jova Garcia; brothers, Leandro Garcia, Jose Garcia and Gregorio Garcia.

He is survived by his daughter, Jo Ann Barrandey and husband Louis of Alvarado, TX; son, Benjamin Lee Garcia and wife Barbara of Buda, TX; grandchildren, Bernadette White, Bradford Garcia, Erick Barrandey, John Paul Barrandey, Jared Barrandey; great-grandchildren, Rosyln White, Robert Joseph White, IV; and a numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery in Kenedy.