Mary Louise Looney Smith

Mary Louise Looney Smith, Age 84 of Spring Branch, TX formerly of Beeville, TX passed away on Friday, August 25, 2023 in Spring Branch.  Mary was born on June 10, 1939 in Beeville, TX to the late Reed Bardel and Dorothy Lillian Vaught Looney.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother who loved to dance, fish, hunt and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Reed Bardel and Dorothy Lillian Vaught Looney; husbands, Charles Alvin Thompson, Sr., Thomas N. Smith; sisters, Doris Lamb, Jo Anne Looney, Nina Haynes, Becky Denby and a grandson Charles Thompson, III.

She is survived by her children, Peggy Lynn Jackson of Spring Branch, Charles A Thompson, Jr. of San Antonio; grandchildren, Zachary Shipman, Charlie Shipman, Cassie Strey, Christopher Thompson; 14 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Graveside Services will be Friday, September 1, 2023 at 2PM in the Beeville Memorial Park Cemetery in Beeville, TX. 

Sandra Ann (Hunt) Satterfield

August 28, 1948 – August 21, 2023

Sandra Ann (Hunt) Satterfield went to rest with the Lord on the 21st of August 2023 surrounded by family. She was born August 28, 1948, to parents William “Cledy” and Bobbie (Brock) Hunt.

She was preceded in death by her parents and only son, Shawn Williams (Lori). She is survived by her loving husband Jack, stepdaughters Joanna, Amanda, Valerie, Lauren and Shayla, grandsons David Ames (Ferran) and Timothy Williams, and their families. Through extended family, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive her.

Sandy retired from her management position for the Department of the Navy, just as her mother did. Throughout her life, she was active in several organizations. While involved in the Eastern Star, she was Worthy Matron of Kenedy Chapter #36 (1996), Deputy Grand Matron (1998-99), a member of the Wimodausis Chapter, and was presently a member of the Yorktown Chapter #945.

She was also a member of the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital Auxiliary “Pink Ladies” of Kenedy, Texas for 23 years. Many describe her as being a positive influence in the organization. Sandy served in several elected and appointed positions. Presently, she was Secretary, as well as Publicity and Yearbook Chairperson. She participated in countless Auxiliary fundraisers throughout the years. She also donated many handmade quilts to the hospital gift shop and to the Auxiliary raffle twice a year, totaling about five hundred volunteer hours each year. Sandy was very instrumental in organizing the Auxiliary’s 50thAnniversary in May of 2023.

Sandy struggled with cancer for many years. Even after losing her son to cancer in 2019, she stayed strong and showed no signs of giving up. She would always greet you with a smile and a warm hug, even to the very end. She never let on about the struggles she faced.

She loved gardening, quilting, playing Bunco and cards, and most of all, gathering with her friends and family. She truly had a way of spreading her positivity. Sandy has impacted many lives and will be forever loved and missed dearly by all.

Visitation for friends and family will be held Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, 420 W Live Oak St., Kenedy, Texas 78119.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 at 9:00AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. A procession will lead to the graveside service at Choate Cemetery, 5740 SH-239, Kenedy, TX 78119. A luncheon for friends and family will be held at the Choate Baptist Church Fellowship Center, across the street from the Choate Baptist Church, 6357 State Hwy 239, Kenedy, TX 78119.

Thomas Houston “Tom” McCright


Thomas Houston McCright, a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, and uncle passed away on august 2, 2023, at the age of 76.  He was born on October 22, 1946 in Refugio, TX. He was the youngest son of Clinton Houston and Christine Harris McCright.  His family moved to Kenedy, Texas where he grew up and attended school.

After completing his education in Kenedy, Thomas proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  During his time in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Essex.  He enjoyed telling stories of his adventures during his time as a sailor.

Upon returning to Kenedy, Thomas began a career at General Mills, which was later Henkel and Aqualon.

In his leisure time, Thomas enjoyed spending time at the “81” which served as his peaceful getaway just outside of Kenedy, TX.  He spent many weekends there enjoying the country life that he cherished so much.  Thomas also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

After a life of service and accomplishments, Tom retired to his beloved ranch.  In retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He loved riding his four wheeler around the ranch, looking for wildlife, and enjoying the view from his front porch.

He is survived by his brother John McCright, and niece Denise McCright of Rosenburg, TX; his children, Michelle McCright-Covin of Pleasanton, TX, Sandra and Alex Remschel of Shiner, TX, and four grandchildren Lane Remschel, Kade Remschel, Kara Remschel, and Hunter Covin, all of whom will hold dear memories of the special times they shared with Pawpaw.

Thomas’s life will be celebrated and honored at Eckols Funeral in Kenedy, TX on Monday, August 7, 2023. Visitation will be held from 10AM to 11AM with Services at 11AM with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

We say goodbye to a loving brother, uncle, father, and Pawpaw who touched our lives in so many ways.  May Thomas’s spirit find peace and rest, knowing he will be remembered fondly with love by all whose lives he graced.