Welton E. Fudge

Welton E. Fudge, 92, of Mineral, Tx went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 27,2022. He was born October 13,1930, in Bee County, Texas to the late Lee and Viola (Stevens) Fudge.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday January 2, 2023, at Eckols Funeral Home, 420 W Live Oak St, Kenedy, TX. Services will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday January 3, 2023, at Eckols Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Hebron Cemetery. Lunch will be provided at the Kenedy Church of Christ.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Kovar, Nomar Maldonado, Garrett Kunkel, Cody Kunkel, Blake Kovar, Broden Fudge.

Welton was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Viola Fudge, his beloved wife of 62 years Maxine Fudge, grandson Timothy Smith, Ronny Fudge Jr, son in law James Smith, Sister Letha Lee (Hank) Snead, Brother Cecil (Dona) Fudge, and Leon Fudge.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Fudge, his sons, Ronny (Shirley) Fudge, Robert (Crystal) Fudge; his daughters, Linda (David) Ivey, Carol (Andrew) Davis; 9 grandchildren Randy (Rachel) Fudge, Cheryl (Matthew) Gierish, Niki (Scott) Leighton, Rhonda (Brandon) Hong, Candace (Josh) Kovar, Justin (Erin) Fudge, Kathleen (Alan) Kunkel, Kent (Noelia) Ivey, Jaime (Michael) Morris. 9 great grandsons Nolan Araujo, Brandon Kovar, Nomar Maldonado, Garrett Kunkel, Cody Kunkel, Blake Kovar, Broden Fudge, Maverick Ivey, Ace Leighton. 9 great-grand daughters Bailey Fudge, Scarlett Hong, Emily Morris, Megan Gierish, Makayla Kovar, Luna Mae Ivey, Maxine Morris, Carolyn Morris, Macy Gierish. A host of step grandkids, great grandkids, and great great grandkids.

Welton attended Patty Welder until the eighth grade then he went to work on the farm. He then decided to go to work at Central Power and Light Company at the age of 19 years old. He worked for them for 41 years before retirement as a lineman. Anytime we passed an CPL-AEP truck he practically climbed out of the window to wave at them. He was a very active Christian attending Kenedy Church of Christ for many years. He had many hobbies: wolf, coon, fox, hog, deer, and bird hunting and breaking horses: along with playing wahoo, chicken foot, hand and foot, trail, canasta, hearts. He especially loved it when his son would take him to Yoakum to play dominoes. He also loved to camp with his family and his CPL friends. Above all else he loved spending time with his family, friends, and especially his grandkids and great grandkids!

Susana Nunez Salinas

Susana Nunez Salinas, Age 76 of Kenedy, TX passed away on December 17, 2022 in Victoria, TX.  Susana was born on November 25, 1946 in Kenedy to the late Manuel L. and Olivia Farias Nunez.  She married Bennie Salinas, Jr on December 27, 1986 who precedes her in death.  Susana was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, homemaker, friend to many and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Salinas, Jr.; parents, Manuel L. and Olivia Farias Nunez; sisters, Rosita Salinas and Flora Segura.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzette Salinas and Mario Rodriguez, Jr. of Victoria; step-daughter, Norma Jean Salinas and Marin Cantu of Kenedy; step-sons, Michael and Tina Salinas of Choate, Bennie A Salinas, III of Kenedy; sisters, Maria Nunez of Kenedy, Manuela Herrera of Runge; brothers, Joe F. Nunez of Kenedy, Manuel Nunez, Jr. of Nordheim; 7 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 22, 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 Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: Andrew Perez, Michael Byler, Juan Nunez, Christopher Salinas, & Colton Salinas.

Joe Bailey Doreck

Joe Bailey Doreck, 87, woke up in the presence of God December 6, 2022, at home in Mineral, TX with family at his side. He was born March 4, 1935, at home in Karnes County, TX to Walter and Alice (Atkinson) Doreck. Joe graduated from Pettus High School in Pettus, TX, and attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX.

Growing up in Karnes County, he was a member of the Choate Baptist Church where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He worked on the family dairy farm and showed fat hogs and steers at the Bee County Junior Livestock Show. Joe and Betty (Williams) were married in Choate, TX September 2, 1955. After 3 years of traveling with Southern Pacific Railroad, they settled in Ingleside, TX while he worked for Reynolds Metals. They were members of the First Baptist Church of Ingleside where they raised their four children – Troy, Cindy, Becky, and Craig. Many years you could find the family riding with the South Texas Trailriders.

Joe started his own business, Doreck Construction, in Ingleside, TX. While running the daily operations of his business he also raised cattle and horses. After over 30 years in the industry, he retired then relocated to Mineral, TX where he continued ranching until his passing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Faye Stockton, Edmond Ray Doreck, Wesley Doreck, and son, Troy Joe Doreck.

Joe is survived by his children, Cindy (John) Cudd, Becky Tobolka Love, and Craig Doreck; a number of loving grandchildren and even more great-grandchildren; sisters, LaVerne Simmons, Ida Ruth O’Niell, Bea (Tinker) Ramsey; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and cherished friends.

Joe was a member of the South Texas Hereford Association and showed many years at the special Show & Sale in Beeville, TX. He was also a member of Mineral Baptist Church and an avid supporter and volunteer of the community wide Saturday breakfast once a month through the church.

Joe was known by everyone in South Texas due to his business and ranching. It gave him great joy to give out bottles of honey that were harvested on his ranch. Many people thoroughly enjoyed going to the ranch to dove, turkey, and deer hunt over the years. Joe looked forward to family holidays and reunions, his special Father’s Day trips, hunting trips to Colorado and New Mexico, and many other reasons to get together.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 9, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy, TX. Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 am at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy, TX. Interment will follow at Mineral Cemetery, Mineral, TX and reception at the Mineral Baptist Church pavillion.

Pallbearers will be Llyod Koerth, Danny Koerth, Wayne Stockton, Lance O’Niell, Garrison Doreck, and Brandon Doreck with Paul Campbell as an Honorary Pallbearer.

A special thank you to everyone for your prayer and support for our dad and family. Donations or Love Offerings on behalf of Joe can be made to the Mineral Baptist Church, 8628 FM 673, Mineral, TX or the Mineral Cemetery.