Aquilina “Kelly” Diaz Cantu

Aquilina “Kelly” Diaz Cantu of Austin,Texas, age 92, was born on January 4, 1928 in Pettus, Texas to Zacarias Diaz and Celestina Vela Diaz passed away on May 20, 2020 in Round Rock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband: Santos; her son: Zacarias D. Cantu; son-in-law: Danny Torres and granddaughter: Lorie Elaine Cantu Carrillo. Survivors include her sons and daughters: Santos D. (Edolina) Cantu Jr., of San Antonio,TX, Alfredo D. (Rafaela) Cantu, Castroville, TX, Belinda C. Torres, Austin, TX, Susana C. (Martin) Mendoza, Pflugerville, TX, Rosa Cantu and Mark Vittek, Austin, TX, Ricardo (Marlenne) Cantu, Austin, TX; 11 Grandchildren; 13 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren; and her furbabies; 2 sisters: Tomas Diaz and Amelia Contreras, of Karnes City, TX; sister-in-law: Clara Cantu, Kenedy,TX; brother: Domingo Diaz, San Angelo; she raised Rosa Garza, Pasadena, TX and Domitia Garcia of Kenedy, TX; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation Sunday, May 24, 2020 from 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Pedro Casas Jr., Martino Mendoza, Mark Garcia, Michael Garcia, Reynaldo Rios, Robert Rios. Honorary Pallbearers will be her granddaughters: Raquel Casas, Season White, Jennifer Cantu, Monica Cantu, Corrina Carrillo.

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Mary Garcia Villarreal

Mary Garcia Villarreal, Age 82 of Kenedy, TX passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Kenedy, TX. Mary was born on January 12, 1938 in Kenedy, TX to the late Jose R. and Florencia (Perez) Garcia. On December 22, 1960 she married Joe Lopez Villarreal in Kenedy, TX. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, a devout member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church serving faithfully as a sacristan and a friend to many who will deeply miss Mary.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose R. and Florencia Perez Garcia; sisters, Juanita Garza and Margaret Beltran; brothers, Jesus Perez Garcia, Jose Perez Garcia, David Perez Garcia, Cipriano Perez Garcia and Guadalupe Perez Garcia.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Lopez Villarreal of Kenedy; daughter, Florence Bryan and husband Juan M. Jr. of Kenedy; grandsons, Austin Bryan and wife Victoria of Kenedy, Kristofer Lane Bryan of Kenedy and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7PM in the Eckols Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Patrick Tam, Henry Guerra, Jerry Garcia, Michael Garcia, Jimmy Beltran, Jr. and Cipriano Garcia, Jr.

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Lee Ann

Lee Ann of Aransas Pass, Texas age 60 passed away Thursday,May 14, 2020 in Corpus Christi, Texas with her mother and brother at her side. Lee Ann was born in Arrington, England, June 13, 1959. Her parents returned to San Antonio, Texas in 1961 as her father completed his active duty military service. Lee finished high school at Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas. Initially, Lee practiced as a dental hygienist. She went on to complete her degree in English at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas. Lee Ann was a very intelligent  woman and very artistic. She loved animals and enjoyed playing on the family farm with all her cousins. Lee Ann was preceded in death by her father: Alton Lee Woolverton and grandparents: Annie and Deal McAda. Aunts: Dorothy Nichols and Francis Oetken; uncles: Dr. Acie McAda and Dr. William McAda. Lee is survived by her mother: Rosemarie McAda Harris of Kenedy, Texas and brother: David Morgan Woolverton and wife Linda of San Antonio and niece: Jessie Roselee Woolverton and nephew: David Morgan Woolverton Jr. Graveside services Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 9:30a.m. at Kenedy Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Laurie Ann Bevel McCarley

Laurie Ann Bevel McCarley of Kenedy,TX born on July 16, 1968 in El Paso, TX to Jack and Royleene Jacobson Bevel passed away on May 10, 2020 at the age of 51. Laurie was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Royleene Bevel; her nephew, Jonathan Hackney. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer McCarley of Kenedy,TX; sister, Shirlene (Kent) Hackney of Kenedy,TX; brothers: Jack Bevel (Shawanna) of DeRidder,LA and Jeff (Liz) Bevel of Wesley Chapel, FL; and numerous nieces, and great nieces and nephews and other relatives. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at the First Baptist Church of Kenedy, Memorial contributions may be made to either the Epileptic Awareness or the charity of your choice.

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Ernest “Wero Neto” Soliz, Sr.

Ernest “Wero Neto” Soliz, Sr., Age 84 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Karnes City, TX. Ernest was born on February 22, 1936 in Kenedy to the late Frank Soliz and Natalia S. Flores. He was a retired cotton gin operator and of the Catholic Faith.  Ernest is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Natalia S. Flores.  Ernest is survived by his daughters, Mary (Gabriel) Valdez of Three Rivers, TX, Ernestine (Ernest) Cordaway of Karnes City, TX, Dora (Felix) Castillo of Kenedy, Sylvia (Raymond) Gonzales of Karnes City, TX, Mary Alice (Fernando) Hernandez of Harker Heights, TX, Joann (Rudy) Lomas of Kenedy, TX, Cynthia Cordaway of Yorktown, TX, Priscilla Soliz of Beeville,TX; Son, Ernest (Becky) Soliz of Kenedy, TX, Rick (Diane)Perez of Falls City, TX, Chris Soliz of Kenedy, TX, Michael Cantu of Kenedy, TX, Benny Soliz of Cuero, TX; sisters, Frances Estrada of San Antonio, TX, Sylvia Almandarez of San Antonio, TX, Janie Beltran of San Antonio, TX, Gladys Bryand of Kenedy, TX, Maria Elena Herrera of Lubbock, TX, Janie Fuentes, of Kenedy, TX; brother, Frank Soliz, Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Jimmy Flores of Kenedy, TX; 46 Grandchildren and 59 Great-Grandchildren.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 7PM in the Eckols Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10AM in the Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

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Alejandro B. Diaz

Alejandro B. Diaz, of Sedalia, Missouri born on June 28,1945 in Kenedy, Texas to Ambrosio Garcia Diaz and Maria Barrientes Diaz passed away April 29, 2020 at the age of 74. Mr. Diaz was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrosio and Maria Diaz; his sister, Leonor Diaz, brothers: Francisco Diaz, Ambrosio Diaz Jr., Liandro Diaz, Felipe Diaz, Alcaro Diaz, Daniel Diaz, Alberto Diaz, and Robert Diaz. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Connie J. Diaz of Sedalia, MO; his daughter, Maria Elena Diaz, Sedalia, MO; sons: Kenneth (Lydia) Diaz of San Antonio, TX, Alejandro Diaz, Jr. and Luis Diaz, both of Sedalia, MO; 9 Grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; sisters: Esperanza Martinez of Port Lavaca, TX and Maria Herrera of Seguin, TX; brothers: Samuel (Mary) Diaz of San Antonio, TX and Juan Diaz of Kenedy, TX; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday, May 6, 2020 fr0m 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:30a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Kenneth Diaz, Alejandro Diaz Jr., Luis Diaz, Oscar Diaz, Kenneth Christian Diaz Jr. and Albert Diaz Jr.

 

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Julia R. Alvarado

Julia R. Alvarado, Age 59 of Austin, TX passed away surrounded by family at her home in Austin, TX.   Julia was born August 20, 1960 in Karnes City to Dolores and Santos Gonzales Rodriguez. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith.  She is preceded in death by her father Dolores Rodriguez, Sr.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Alvarado, Sr. of Austin; mother Santos G. Rodriguez; sons, Robert Alvarado, Jr and his wife JoAnn of Austin, Leroy Alvarado of Austin, William Alvarado of Austin; sisters, Angie Hernandez of Sugarland, Mary Salas of Kenedy, Rachel Salas of Richmond; brothers, Joe Rodriguez of Kenedy, Dolores Rodriguez, Jr. of Richmond; Oscar Rodriguez of Richmond, George Rodriguez of Richmond, Lupio Rodriguez of Kenedy; grandchildren, William Alvarado, Jr., Lily Ann Alvarado, Natalia Alvarado, Gabriela Alvarado, Arianna Alvarado, Ethan Tate Alvarado and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7PM in the Eckols Chapel. Graveside Services with Interment will be Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2PM at Ntra Sra De Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee, TX with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.

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Gilbert Molina Pena

Gilbert Molina Pena, Age 67 of Falls City, TX passed away on April 27, 2020 in Corpus Christi, TX. Gilbert was born on October 1, 1952 in Hobson, TX to the late Pedro and Aurora Molina Pena. He was a loving son brother and a member of the Elim Pentecostal Church.

Gilbert is preceded in death by his parents Pedro and Aurora Molina Pena; sisters, Emma Galvan and Susie Pena; brothers, Danny Pena and Ray Pena.

Gilbert is survived by his sisters, Linda Pena of Falls City, TX; Anita Galvan of Denver City, TX; brother, Samuel Pena of San Antonio, TX; and numerous nieces nephews and nieces.

Visitation will begin Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2PM with a Prayer Service at 8PM in the Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Honorio Velasquez officiating. Graveside Services with Interment in the Falls City Cemetery will be Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10AM with the Rev. Honorio officiating in Falls City, TX.

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James Frank Altamirano

James “Chapo” Frank Altamirano, born in Yorktown, TX to Janie Zapata Altamirano and late Frank Altamirano passed away on April 23, 2020 at the age of 59 at his residence in Runge, TX surrounded by family. James was preceded in death by his daughter Ashley.He is survived by his mother: Janie Altamirano of Kenedy, TX, his companion: Pauline DeLosSantos, Runge, TX; daughter: Alex Altamirano; sons: Brian Hernandez and Christopher Villarreal,  both of Runge, TX; grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; Sister: Ruby (Eugene) Villanueva of Kenedy, TX; brothers: Ernest Altamirano, Pasadena, TX, Frank Altamirano and Jason Altamirano both of Beeville, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Visitation with Social Distancing  in Place will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 2 to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. with Social Distancing in place at Eckols Chapel .  James loved to cook, garden and listened to a variety of music. He is best known for his taste in hats-especially the Fedora! He will be greatly missed. James wishes were to be cremated and there will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00a.m. in the Runge Latin Cemetery. Traditional flower arrangements are welcome or you may donate to the charity of your choice.

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Lina V. Rodriguez

Lina V. Rodriguez, Age 95 of Panna Maria, TX passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at her residence.

Lina was born on October 24, 1924 in Skidmore, TX to the late Camillo and Herlinda Geurrero Villarreal. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, great-great-great grandmother and a member of Elim Pentecostal Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andres Romo Rodriguez; parents, and a sister Elida Ramirez.

She is survived by her daughters, Estella Villarreal of Karnes City, Diana Rodriguez Panna Maria, Mary Alice Hall of Heavener, Oklahoma; sons, Andres Rodriguez, Jr. of Carrizo, Jerry Rodriguez of Orange, Juan M. Rodriguez of Karnes City; sisters, Elisa Villarreal of Beeville, Lydia Ortiz of Beeville, Esther Gonzales of Beeville; brother, Aldolfo Villarreal of Skidmore; 16 Grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 35 great-great grandchildren, and 11 great-great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 10AM to 2PM in the Eckols Chapel. Graveside Services with Interment will be at the Los Cinco Rodriguez Cemetery near New Bremen, TX.

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