Jess Burkett Williams

Jess Burkett Williams was born on January 21, 1946, to Lucy Williams and Jess Grady Williams, in San Antonio Texas.  Jess attended Kenedy High school and briefly went to college at Sam Houston University. He was an exceptional athlete participating in all sports, excelling in football, baseball and track.  He went to Sam Houston State and played football for one year.  Jess married his high school sweetheart Nancy Jane Klingerman in Karnes City on January 29, 1966.  Jess and Nancy moved back to Kenedy to start their family where they had two children Jess Jr and Rebecca Noel.
 Jess then began his illustrious carrier in the insurance business, a career that expanded over 40 years, his primary company was Business Men’s Insurance where he received awards year after year as the top performer.  He served on the Field Advisory Board in 1980, which is one of the company’s highest honors bestowed on an agent. He was also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table. During his career a product of his works he attended conferences all over the world, where Jess and Nancy enjoyed many good times together.  Jess was a very active member of his community, most notable activities include; the Karnes City Rotary Club, the Knights of Columbus, he was also an active member during his children’s years in school in the Badger Booster Club, even as President one year. Jess was a very active sports man where he coached and participated in slow pitch softball, with the Animals where they won numerous tournaments. He loved to hunt and fish, the family coast house was shared by many and great times were had by all.
Jess is survived by his wife, Nancy Jane Williams; son, Jess Williams Jr of Victoria; daughter, Rebecca Noel Miller (T.K.) of Karnes City; sisters, Cindy Burris (Mike) of Victoria, Elizabeth Haglestein (Ann) of San Antonio; and brothers Charlie Braun (LeAnn) of Karnes City,  Burke Braun (Julie) of Karnes City. Grandchildren, Jess Williams III of Victoria, Coleman Williams of Victoria, Ellen Williams of Victoria, Molly Miller of Karnes City and Maggie Miller of Karnes City, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 28,2019 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with interment to follow in the Kenedy Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Karnes County Humane Society or the Wounded Warrior Project. org.

 

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Guadalupe”Lupe”Salas

Guadalupe “Lupe” Salas, of Kenedy, TX  born on September 16, 1931 in Runge, TX to Ismael Salas and Manuela Sanchez Salas passed away on October 18, 2019 at the age of 88. Lupe was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings; and her brother-in-law, Manuel Rodriguez. She is survived by her sister: Estella Rodriguez, of Pleasanton, TX; her common-law husband, Dolores Rojas of Kenedy, TX; brother-law- Pedro Vasquez and sister-in-law: Adelfa Salas; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment to follow in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Raymond Salas, Christian Acevedo, John Acevedo, Eddie Salas, Esteban Ximenez and Justo Ximenez.

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Ida Mae Pogue

Ida Mae McIver Pogue was born to Hula Mae McIver and James D. McIver on November 1, 1935, in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Alamo Heights High School where she participated in a variety of activities, notably the Jody Drill Team. She attended Baylor University, where she met and fell in love with her future husband Gary Edwards Pogue.   Ida Mae and Gary married in San Antonio on August 6, 1955. They moved to Pawnee, Texas, where she settled into her roles as homemaker and new mom to their first daughter, Lisa.  In 1961 they moved to Kenedy, and welcomed new daughter #2, Laura.  Ida Mae quickly became an integral part of the community, immersing herself in family and church.  As if having two daughters, a husband, and a new home weren’t enough, she soon took on the role of “Second Mom”, mentor, loyal friend and confidant to her daughters’ ever-expanding circle of friends and to her many nieces and nephews.  Throughout the following years, Ida Mae’s commitment to family, church, and her husband’s growing business continued, along with her love of animals (especially dogs).  These things were the focus of her life.  After Gary’s death in 2008, Ida Mae’s life changed drastically, and her health gradually began to fail. She joined Gary in Heaven on October 15, 2019, dying in Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in Seguin.  Ida Mae is survived by her daughter Lisa Pogue Yaklin of Kenedy, daughter Laura Pogue Walters and son-in-law Keith Walters of Pleasanton, granddaughter Alexandria Walters of Los Angeles, Gary Luke Walters of Victoria, brother Lanny McIver and his wife Sandy of San Antonio, sister-in-law Dorothy Pogue of Kenedy, and countless nieces and nephews from all over.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 from 5PM to 8PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11AM at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Pogue and Rev. Matt Singleton officiating.  Private Interment will follow at Sunset in the Pawnee Cemetery.

Donations and Memorials can be made to the Karnes County Humane Organization, The First Baptist Church of Kenedy, and SNIPSA.

Dear God: Grant that your servant Ida Mae, being raised by you through your Son Jesus Christ, may know the strength of his presence and rejoice in His eternal glory.  May Light Perpetual Shine

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Major Douglas Clay Waide, U.S.Army (Retired)

Douglas Clay Waide, U.S. Army (Retired), of Aransas Pass, Texas born on November 24, 1944 in San Diego, California passed away on October 8, 2019 at the age of 74 in Corpus Christi,Texas. Mr. Waide first  served in the U.S. Army (1962-66); then the U.S. Marines and was Retired from the U.S. Army as Major with over 20 years of military service. He is survived by his wife: Betty Sue (Donnell) Waide of Aransas Pass, Texas; son: Andy Waide of Texarkana,TX; brother: Doyle Waide, of Georgetown,TX; stepchildren: Mellani and Kenneth Jones, of Victoria,TX, Lynn and Karen Atkinson, Zavalla, TX and Barbara and Wayne Anderson, Calallen,TX; grandchildren: Kenny Craig, Tiffany, Megan, Alyssa, Steven, Cody, Amanda; great grandchildren: Coby , Chelsea and Greyson; and great great grandchildren: Karson and Libby; and other relatives. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:00a.m. with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Aaron Corporon of Choate First Baptist Church officiating. Interment to follow in Choate Baptist Church Cemetery, Choate, Texas with U.S. Army Honors. Pallbearers: Kenneth Jones, Wayne Anderson, Kenny Jones, Coby Jones, Craig Jones, and Rich Duffy.

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Shawn D. Williams

On October 3rd, 2019, the Lord welcomed a new Angel. Shawn D. Williams lost his long battle with cancer on that day. Shawn is survived by his wife Lori, mother Sandy Hunt Satterfield (Jack), sons Timothy Williams and David Ames (Ferran), daughters Hannah and Stephanie (Christopher), grandchildren Bianca, Isabella and Rebekah as well as numerous other blended/extended family members.

Shawn was born on August 3, 1969 and grew up in San Antonio, After graduating from Roosevelt High School he attended both San Antonio College and the Univ of Texas @ San Antonio. When in his early twenties, he moved to the family farm in Choate, TX and pursued his life-lomg career in the construction business. He loved raising his cattle, hunting and fishing or bar-b-que-ing for family and friends.

Following in footsepts of his great-grandfather (C.B.Hunt) and grandfather (Wm. Cledy Hunt), Shawn became a Master Mason as a very young man. Through the years he served as the Master of his lodge several times and eventually pursued higher degrees in the Scottish Rite, Shrine and others. Masonry made a good man better–a better husband, better father, better son and better friend. He believed in and tried to live his life according to those principles.

Although not overly demonstrative, he had a deep and abiding faith in his Father in Heaven and in his Savior, Jesus Christ.

Shawn leaves behind a host of family and friends who will miss his kindness, silly antic and jokes, talents, friendship and fellowship. A quote from Jamie Anderson–“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in our throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

Visitation will be held Monday, October  7, 2019 from 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Graveside services to be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Choate Cemetery, Choate, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shrine Childrens’ Hospital or a charity of your choice to honor Shawn’s memory.

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Jose Cano, Jr.

Jose Cano, Jr, Age 69, of Kenedy, TX passed away October 3, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Jose was born on February 1, 1950 in Karnes City, TX to the late Jose, Sr. and Lena Garza Cano.  He married Hilaria Villarreal on Jan. 5, 1972 in Kenedy.  Jose served his country proudly in the US ARMY during the Vietnam War; was a master carpenter, a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jose, Sr. and Lena Garza Cano; sisters, Eva Casarez, Nora Rodriguez and a brother Romeo Cano, Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife Hilaria Villarreal Cano of Kenedy; daughters, Peggy Duenes of San Antonio, Yvette Perales and Husband Robert of Hobson, Miranda Cano of Kenedy; Son, Joe Cano III and wife Brenda of Kenedy; sisters, Nancy (Gerald) Mooney of Corpus Christi, Dora (Rudy) Saenz of Kenedy, Elma Cortez of Kenedy; brother, Roy (Lula) Cano of Kenedy, 5 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 7, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery with Military Honors in Kenedy,TX.

Serving As Pallbearers: Justin Saenz, Jesse Rodriguez, Jr., Romeo Cano, Jr., Johnny Cortez, Ernie Cano and Roy Cano

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Larry Hedtke

Larry Hedtke passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, October 1, 2019 . Larry was born October 2, 1946, to Gustav and Viola Hedtke in Karnes County. He was a graduate of Karnes City High School, and attended San Antonio College. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a medic for two years, and was a proud Vietnam veteran. Larry married Beverly Deskin on August 19, 1972, in Karnes City. And for almost 40 years he worked for Farm Bureau  Insurance Company. He loved his Farm Bureau family and clients.

Larry also served on many boards and councils: Karnes County Hospital, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Karnes City Library, Badger Comeback, and Karnes City United Methodist Church. One of his most enjoyable activities was being the “Voice of the Badgers” on game tapes for 20+years. He also enjoyed being MC of the Miss Town and Country Days Pageant for 20 years.

Larry loved shredding on his tractor, and said this was where he did his best thinking. He loved gardening, boating, his country, Karnes County, and the Ojo Rojo Ranch. Most of all Larry loved his family and friends. His two grandsons, Declan and Colton, never failed to bring a smile to his face. Larry was so proud of his sons, Wade and Garrett, who always  were the apples of his eye. His loving and supportive wife, Beverly, made his life complete. The last 14 years of Larry’s life were blessed by his constant companion, his border collie, Cinco. They went to town every Saturday morning together for breakfast tacos.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, brother Allan, sister-in-law Judy, brother-in-law Elroy, and niece Vicky. Larry is survived by his wife Beverly, sons, Wade and Garrett, daughter-in-law Ashley, grandons Declan and Colton, sister Ruby Seeger, Cyndy and Steve Davis, Gary and Ann Deskin, Darryl and Julie Deskin, Wes and Louiza Deskin, Will and Jenna Robinson, Clayton and Becca Robinson. Terrell and Stacey Seeger, Jerry Seeger, Jim Seeger, Bob and Kathy Seeger, and numerous great nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel in Kenedy, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Karnes City, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CTRC San Antonio http://www.uthscsa.edu or the charity of your choice.

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AC (Claud) Huff

AC (Claud) Huff, a self-made man, if ever there was one. Founder and past owner of Huff Marine; Daddy knew outboard boats and motors like no other. Sold them, raced them, fished in them, fixed them! Even at 104, he still loved to talk boats with anyone who took the time. And if you took the time, you’d learn something! Today’s engines aren’t the ones Daddy mastered years ago, but with his sharp mind he kept up with how things were going at ‘the shop’ on a daily basis. He was a no nonsense guy with little use for small talk. Talk business or don’t talk!

He was the Dallas Cowboys greatest fan. A time or two over the years, he even called the Cowboys headquarters to voice his concerns over how the last game was played. But regardless whether they won or lost, he was ready for the next game! He so enjoyed watching them win one last time!

Guess you can say Daddy was a pretty headstrong and determined person. He grew up in a time where a man had to have that kind of grit to survive. But he did more than survive, he lived a long successful life. He will be greatly missed.

Daddy was surrounded by his beloved family when he stepped into eternity, Monday, September 9, 2019. Our hearts are heavy but our spirits rejoice as he is reunited with his beloved wife, Jean, who preceded him in death March of 2007. He is also welcomed home by his son: Bill and grandson-in-law: Sam.

Daddy was born October 26, 1914 in Bee House, Texas. His early years were spent in Gateville,Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his daughter: Brenda Nance and husband Ronnie Nance; granddaughter: Heather Painter and fiancé, Chad Marshall.

Daddy lived his last 3 years at Trinity Towers in his own apartment. He loved exercise class and talking to so many downstairs. Loved the staff always loving on him.

Thank you to Michelle, Arlene, Miram and Desiree for serving the best meals. Your kindness and love to go above and beyond for him. Thank you to Beth for always planning the best parties (Valentines Day King) for him. Thank you Dalia for making everything special-finding the perfect place for him to live. Thank you Ann and Reyna for your last care for him. And Tina, thank you for spoiling him and coming by.

Becky Arriaga-sister, just not enough words of appreciation to you for your perfect care you gave Daddy-love-tons of laughs-stories Oh My! Your calm personality and your ability to get him laughing. How you kept daddy so perfect. I wish he would be celebrating another birthday with you-you made his stay at Trinity the best. He love you. We love you and wish you a speedy recovery. Dr. William Curtis- thank you for your love and how you cared for Daddy. Your one in a million.

Daddy you were my challenge but we made it. I love you so much and so glad-now after 12 years, your are with mama. This is the period at the end of our sentence. He’s our legend! Love and miss you Daddy!

Private Interment in the Sandia Cemetery, Sandia, TX.

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Frances R. Longoria

Frances R. Longoria, Age 91, of Kenedy, TX passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Karnes City, TX. Frances was born on February 24, 1928 in Stockdale to the late Apolito and Minga Rivas Rodriguez.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband Blas Longoria, Sr.; parents, Apolito and Minga Rivas Rodriguez, sons, Cosme Longoria, Chon Longoria, Johnny Longoria, Toby Longoria, Sr.; and a grandson, Toby “T.J.” Longoria, Jr..  She is survived by her daughters, Minnie Prieto and husband Steve of Kenedy, Katie Lomas and husband Jesse of Pasadena, Mary Jane Aguero of Karnes City, Corina Santos and Rene Rosales of Kenedy; sons, Blas Longoria and wife Rose of Corpus Christi, Paul Longoria and wife Sobie of Kenedy; brother, Antonio Rodriguez of Florida and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

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Adela M. Davila

Adela M. Davila of Kenedy, Texas was born on December 21, 1950 in Runge,TX to the late Pedro and Idalia Jasso Moreno passed away on September 6, 2019 at the age of 68. Mrs. Davila was a member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and the Guadalupana Society. She was retired from Stimson Furniture (now Ashley Furniture) after over 40 years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband Lupe V. Davila; her brothers: Joe Moreno and Pedro Moreno and parents. Survivors include her daughter: Monica (Josepha) Davila of Alice, TX; son: Michael (Selina) Davila of Spring, TX; 5 Grandchildren: Christopher Serenil, Nicholas Serenil, Daniella Davila, Ciera Davila, and Matthew Davila.; 7 Great Grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Vicky(Fred)Marroquin of Victoria, TX, Petra (Erasmo)Rodriguez of Pettus, TX, Jesse(Norberta)Moreno of San Antonio, TX, Rumalda(Ray) Rodriguez of San Antonio, TX, Juan (Rosalinda)Moreno of Runge, TX and Stella (Louis) Sanchez of Beeville, TX; sisters-inlaw: Adele Moreno and Lenora Moreno; numerous niece, nephews, and other relatives.  Rosary will be recited Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:00p.m. in the Eckols Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 10,2019 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in Kenedy Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Jaime Rodriguez, Christopher Marroquin, Javier Moreno, Hilario Rodriguez, Louis Miguel Sanchez, Nicholas Serenil, and Matthew Davila.

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