George William “Wild Bill” Martin Jr.

George William “Wild Bill” Martin Jr., Age 76 of Christine, TX passed away on June 25, 2024.  George was born on November 11, 1947 in Floresville, TX to the late George William Martin Sr. and the late Walta Dee Martin. A long-time resident of Stockdale and Floresville, TX, he attended Texas Tech University and was self-employed in Floresville, TX where he founded and operated “Wild Bill’s Beverage Barn”. He enjoyed his lifelong passions of deer hunting and gunsmithing.

He is preceded in death by his father George William Martin Sr. and mother, Walta Dee Martin.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carol Martin of Christine (formerly of Kenedy), TX, stepdaughter Susan Menn, stepson Billy Menn, cousins Walter Paul (Virginia) Butler and Joe (Ramona) Butler, niece Marla (Russell) Alabastro and daughters, Ross Beardsley, and Nicholas (Jordan) Beardsley and Allie, Katie, Anna and Maggie and extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Ricky D. Lopez, TY Guevara, Nicholas Beardsley, Ross Beardsley, Doug Bodingfield and David Strozier.

Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Sweat, Delton Marcrum, David York, Joe Butler, Walter Butler, Billy Menn, Bill Beardsley, John Weigand, Robert Higgins, Roxie Adler, Monroe Sickenius.

The Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy Texas from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 10:00 am at Eckols Funeral Home and burial will be at the Karnes County Memorial Park Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Robert “Bob” Marchant

Robert “Bob” Marchant was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on May 15, 1942, the son of Albert and Jennie Marchant.  He was the youngest of eight children.  He was the brother to Irene, Louise, Elizabeth, David, Nancy, Norma, and Edith.  Bob came to Texas by the way of the United States Navy in 1960, where he was stationed in Beeville, TX. He served his last nine months in Hawaii.  It was in Beeville that he met his wife of 62 years Patsy Chaney Marchant. Bob began his career in Kenedy, TX working for General Mills where he would later retire after 46 years.  He had two sons, Stephen (Patti) and Kevin (Jolene), five grandchildren, who he was so proud of and loved very much- Garret (Kacie) and Hailey, Austin, Josh, Ashley, and two great-grandchildren- Trent and Kenedy.  Bob was involved in several local organizations to include Jaycees, Rotary Club, Library Board, and City Council.  He was active in his church and enjoyed teaching Sunday School.  His enjoyment was taking care of his yard and gardening.  He Kept the birds, squirrels, and rabbits fed and watered. 

Family Visitation will be held Friday, June 28, 2024 from 9AM to 11AM with Services starting at 11AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chape with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: Stephen Marchant, Kevin Marchant, Garret Marchant, Austin Marchant, Josh Marchant and Brandon Martin.  

Honorary Pallbearer will be Trent Marchant.

Mary G. San Miguel

Mary G. San Miguel, Age 109 of Charco, TX passed away on June 20, 2024 in Victoria, TX.  Mary was born on December 8, 1914 in San Antonio, TX to the late Aurelio, Sr. and Sara Barrientes Guillen.  She retired as a Civil Servant for the US Government, married Paul G. San Miguel who precedes her in death and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, dear friend to many and of the Catholic Faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Aurelio, Sr. and Sara Barrientes Guillen; husband, Paul G. San Miguel; son, Paul G. San Miguel; sisters, Lupe G. Salas, Margarita Ochoa, Elena G. Trevino; Janie G. Soloman, Rosie G. Hodge, brothers, Frank Guillen, Aurelio Guillen, Jr. and Joe Guillen.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Tabithia (Stephanie) San Miguel, Paul (Theresa) San Miguel, Ruben (Roxanna) San Miguel, Rudy (Alice) San Miguel, Daniel (April) San Miguel, Joseph (Veronica) San Miguel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 9:30 A.M. with Funeral Mass Celebrated at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Ploch officiating. Interment will follow in the Choate Cemetery in Choate, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: Ruben San Miguel, Daniel San Miguel, Paul San Miguel, Rudy San Miguel, Joshua Jones and Joseph Salomon.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Erasmo “Gizmo” Gonzalez and Twin Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation staff members.

Pauline Esparza De Los Santos

Pauline Esparza De Los Santos, Age 63 of Runge, TX passed away June 3, 2024 in San Antonio, TX.  Pauline was born on June 5, 1960 in Runge, TX to the late Santiago, Sr. and Manuela “Emma” Perez Esparza.  She was a health care provider, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Santiago, Sr. and Manuela “Emma” Perez Esparza; husband, Hector De Los Santos; brothers, Santiago Esparza, Jr., Juan Esparza and Ernesto Esparza.

She is survived by her children Alex Jae (Jacy) Altamirano of Karnes City, TX,  Anthony Lee (Dominica) De Los Santos of Runge, TX; sisters, Beatrice Oroczo of San Antonio, TX, Tina De La Garza of Runge, TX, Elaine Esparza (Brian) Sheeran of Yorktown, TX, Carmen (Paul) Wheat of England; brothers, Pablo (Magdalena) Esparza of Runge, TX, Martin Esparza of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Haven, Emma, Chasity, Charity, Serena, Nathan; great-grandchild, Micah; sister-in-law’s Jenny Esparza of Humphrey, NE, Josie Esparza of Lamesa, TX and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and dear friends.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10:00 AM with Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Runge, TX with the Rev. Robert Ploch officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Runge Latin Cemetery in Runge, TX.

Dwayne Everett Nutt

Dwayne Everett Nutt, Age 71 of Choate, TX passed away on June 11, 2024.  Dwayne was born on March 28, 1953 in Karnes City, TX to the late Everett Nutt and Maurine Hagendorf Nutt-Gaskins. He was a retired I&E project manager for Lubrizol in Deer Park, TX; a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend to many and of the Baptist Faith.

He is preceded in death by his father Everett Nutt; mother, Maurine Hagendorf Nutt-Gaskins; step-father, Archie Gaskins; sisters, Dianna Copeland and Lorie Schulte.

He is survived by his sons, Travis L. Nutt of Harwood, TX, Talon Ray Nutt of Clear Lake, TX; sister, Cheryl Smith and husband Marvin of Tuleta, TX and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A Graveside Services will be held Friday, June 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM in the Choate Cemetery with Pastor Bruce Irving officiating.