Linley L. McDonald, Sr.

Linley L. McDonald, Sr., age 78 of Kenedy, brought his last tow down the river on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Linley was born on February 10, 1941 in Poteet, TX to Donald J. and Doris E. Williams McDonald.  He married the love of his life, Carolyn R. Collins, on November 29, 1969 in San Antonio, TX.

Linley attended Aransas Pass High School. Upon graduation, he entered into the United States Marine Corps, where he proudly served his country.  He retired as a tow boat captain.  Linley was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, friend to many and a member of the Kenedy First United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Barett L. McDonald, Raymond A. Boullt; and a brother, Jerry C. McDonald.

Linley is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carolyn; sons, Brett A. McDonald and wife Janet of Kenedy, Linley L. McDonald, Jr. and wife Theresa of Cuero; daughter, Kathy Hale of Giddings; 11 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with a Celebration of Life Service immediately following, the Rev. Walter Hill, III, officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers are his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners or St. Jude Hospital in memory of Linley L. McDonald, Sr.

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Gilbert V. Puente

Gilbert Vasquez Puente, of Kenedy, born June 12, 1942 to Arnulfo Puente and Saragosa Vasquez Puente passed away on February 3, 2020 at the age of 77. Gilbert is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Cora Elizondo; brothers: Martin, Lupe, Valentin, Alfonso and John Puente. He is survived by his wife: Gloria H. Puente of Kenedy, TX; son: Rick Puente and the lovely memory of his deceased wife Diane Small Puente of Canyon Lake, TX; grandchildren: Joshua Adame of San Antonio, Madison and Kaylee Puente of Canyon Lake, TX; sisters: Tila Solis of Kenedy,TX and Fane Lopez of Edinburg, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be held on  Friday, February 7, 2020 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 Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment to follow  in the Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Danny Puente, Michael Solis, Rene Solis, Johnny Puente, Donald Puente and Phillip Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers: David Puente and Martin Puente, Jr.

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Tommy D. Kanak

Tommy D. Kanak, age 83, of San Antonio formerly of Kenedy,TX passed away January 31, 2020. Tommy was born in Halletsville,TX Feb. 3, 1936 to Louis and Emily Munsch Kanak. He married Barbara Magee April 17, 1958 in Pettus,TX. Tommy was a U.S. Army veteran and a Measurement Technician for Valero Energy Transmission Transfer. He is survived by his wife: Barbara Kanak of San Antonio,TX; son: David and his wife Lana Kanak of Antonio,TX and their children Gillian and Brent Kanak; daughter: Connie Cornali of Montgomery,TX and her children Kayla and her husband Chad and their children Jr. Martinez, Kyle Martinez, Dalton Cheeks and Karter Cheeks; daughter: Brooklyn Clopton and her son Tristan; brother: Dan Kanak of Victoria, TX; and a sister-in-law: Lilly Kana of San Antonio, TX. Graveside services will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:30p.m. at the Kenedy Cemetery with Rev. Wally Schievebein of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church  officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 10223 McAllister Fwy. , San Antonio, Texas 78216.

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Beatrice “Bea” Zepeda Tijerina

Beatrice “Bea” Z. Tijerina, formerly of Kenedy, TX was born on July 29, 1944 in Three Rivers, Texas to Seledonio Zepeda Sr. and Anita Ramirez Zepeda passed away surrounded by family on January 30, 2020 at the age of 75 at her residence in San Antonio. Bea was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents, her mother-in-law: Josefina Perez, her son: Ruben A. Tijerina Jr., her brother: Seledonio “Shorty” Zepeda Jr.; and her sister: Esperanza “Hope” Zepeda Pinon. Survivors include her husband: Ruben P. Tijerina, Sr., her daughter: Missy (Tom) Messmer of Fort Mojave, AZ; sons: Robert A. (Suzette) Tijerina of San Antonio, TX and Randy A. Tijerina of San Antonio,TX; sisters and brothers: Connie (Ruben) Olivio of Alice, TX, Rose “Bambi” (Roger) Garza of Kingsville, TX and Sally Moncevais of Alice,TX, Felix “Boy” R. (Cookie) Zepeda of Alice, TX, Robert “Bobby” (Gloria) Zepeda of Kenedy,TX, Ralph (Ginny) Zepeda, Rey (Karen) Zepeda of Alice,TX, Michael J. (Rhonda) Zepeda, of San Antonio,TX, Stephen Zepeda of San Antonio, TX and William(Jennifer) Zepeda of San Antonio,TX; 9 Grandchildren to include: Olivia I. Tijerina, Robert “Andres” Tijerina II, J. M. Pollard, Randi Pollard, and Cody Ferguson; one great granddaughter: Avery Pollard; brother-in-law: Rene (betty) “Joe” Tijerina of Wichita Falls, TX and sister-in-law: Irma (Richard) Longoria of San Antonio, TX; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9:30a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers: Robert A. Tijerina, Robert “Andres” Tijerina II,Randy A. Tijerina, Rolando “Rollie” Zepeda, Ralph Zepeda, Rey Zepeda, Stephen Zepeda, William Zepeda, Michael Zepeda.

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Aurora Garcia Gonzales

Aurora Garcia Gonzales, born February 24, 1920 in Kenedy, Texas to Victor Garcia and Melquiades Longoria Garcia passed away on January 26, 2020 at the age of 99. Mrs. Gonzales was a prayer warrior and a member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She is preceded in by her husband: Enrique Gonzales. She is survived by her children: Irma (Steven) Foley of San Antonio, Yolanda (Amador) Gonzales Chapa of Pettus, Rick (Nelda) Gonzales of Kenedy, Oscar ( friend, Phyllis) Gonzales of Kenedy, and Victor (Ida) Gonzales, of Kenedy, several grandchildren, great grandchildren; and other relatives. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment to follow in Loma Alta Cemetery. Pallbearers:

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Luisa Espinoza Ureste

Luisa Espinoza Ureste, of Karnes City, TX born on March 6, 1927 in Whitsett, TX to Francisco Delgado Espinoza and Josefa Onofre Espinoza passed away on January 14, 2020 at the age of 92 in Kenedy, TX. Luisa was preceded in death by her husband, Adelaido in 1988 her daughter, Abelia Nancy Barrientes, son, Rodolfo Ureste and sister, Gloria and brother, Salvador. She is survived by her children: Angelita Ureste Gutierrez of Cypress,TX, Josie U. Barrientez of Humble,TX, Celia U. Saenz of Karnes City,TX, Mary U. (Raymond) Booth, of Spicewood,TX, Adelaido Anthony(Hilnar) Ureste of San Antonio, TX. Gloria Esther Ureste of Houston, TX and Robert Dale (Sonia) Ureste of San Antonio; 20 grandchildren; one niece and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Pawnee, Texas with interment to follow in Nell Cemetery, Nell, Texas. A light reception will be held immediately after graveside services at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Hall in Pawnee, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers:Tim Thomas, Larry Barrientes, Rene Servantes, and Robert Dale Ureste.

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Hilario Reyna Flores

Hilario Reyna Flores, Age 86 of Kenedy, TX passed away on January 9, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. Hilario was born on March 19, 1933 in Runge, TX to the late Santos and Virginia Reyna Flores.  He was a self-employed lawn care technician; served his country proudly in the United States ARMY and was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  He is preceded in death by his parents Santos and Virginia Reyna Flores; sister, Guadalupe Ruiz; brothers, Jose Flores and Henry Flores.  He is survived by his daughters, Margarita Cavazos and husband Moises of Corpus Christi, Guadalupe Salazar and husband Danny of San Antonio; grandchildren, Jaime Cuevas, Alex Cuevas, Celia Salazar, Davalyn Salazar, Daniel Salazar, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Aiden Cuevas, Laura Cuevas, Lydia Cuevas and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 13, 2020 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.

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Infant Stillborn, Aliera Leticia Alvarez

Infant Stillborn, Aliera Leticia Alvarez, was born and went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2020 .  She is the infant daughter to Rogelio Roy Alvarez Jr. and Elizabeth Diaz. Infant Aliera is survived by her parents and brothers: Bryan Salazar, John Salazar, Jozev Alvarez and Leviathan Alvarez. Graveside services will be held for Infant Aliera on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenedy,TX with Rev. Norbert Hermann of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church officiating. Pallbearer to be her father: Rogelio Roy Alvarez Jr.

 

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Marjorie Fayrene Overby Ellison Knight

Marjorie Fayrene Overby Ellison Knight, cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 in Hallettsville, TX at 97 years of age. She was born April 19, 1922 in the Overby Community near Kenedy,TX to Robert Overby and Oda Vickery Overby, the oldest of seven siblings. Marjorie was first married to L. G. Ellison before she married Holden L. Knight of Runge,TX. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Shera Ellison Horne (Sam) of Bandera, Patsy Knight Lange (Ed) of San Antonio, and Marion Gayle Knight (Gloria) of Dale, TX and by two of her sisters, Texie B Overby Odom (Joe,deceased) of Kingsville and Loretta Overby Young (Don, deceased) of Stockdale. Eight grandchildren are Marla Nixon, Keith Horne, Shawn Horne, Shannon Saenz, Darrell Knight, Kevin Knight, Tammy Knief, and Jerrod Knight, with seven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Marjorie lived most of her life in Kenedy, where she was an active member of the First Baptist Church. Starting with caring for babies in the nursery, she advanced to teach nearly every level of Sunday School and bible study groups, including her own peer group, the Fellowship Class, as they aged through many years. She was also involved with WMU activities of the Church. It was quite ordinary to have a pastor of the church on his rounds through the town to stop by to say hello to Marjorie and have a refreshing glass of tea. The same was true for her many friends and other townspeople, as well as all of her extended family, because they knew Marjorie would invite them in for a chat and refreshments, no matter how busy she might be. She delighted in homemaking and church activities and also worked at various businesses in Kenedy through the years. Marjorie was preceded in death by both her parents, Rob and Oda Overby, her husband, Holden L. Knight, and sibling Quentin Dee (infant), Bobby (infant), Dennis Carrol Overby (Marcelene), Neva Jean Overby Jackson (Ray, deceased), Beatrice Fern Overby Brockman (Cliff, deceased), and Kenneth Oliver Overby (Doris). In her later years, Marjorie enjoyed living in Victoria for almost twelve years. She then moved to Houston to live with her grandson, Darrell Knight, along with Rodney Radford and young Braydon Radford who delighted her in her old age. At a very advanced age, she moved to a nursing home in Hallettsville, TX. May she now rest in peace in her new heavenly home. Visitation begins at 1:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Funeral Services beginning at 2:00p.m at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Aaron Corporon officiating. Interment to follow in Kenedy Cemetery. Pallbearers: Darrell Knight, Rodney Radford, Kevin Knight, Jerrod Knight, Timothy Jurek, Mike Saenz. Honorary Pallbearer: Brayden M. Radford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Texas Children’s Home, P.O.Box 1210, Beeville,TX 78104.

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Robert Franklin Morgan

Robert Franklin Morgan of Kenedy,TX was  born November 23, 1936 in Choate, Texas to Charles Zelman Morgan and Ollie Marie Hunt passed away on January 6, 2020 at the age of 83. Mr. Morgan was a U.S.A.F. veteran, photographer, and musician. He is preceded in death by his wife: Theresa, his sister: Elayne; and son: Andy.  He is survived by his daughter:Rebecca “Becky” L. Frazier and her husband Terry, of Kenedy,TX; sons: Everett (Krista) Morgan of Lavernia,TX and Marshall (Terri) Morgan, of Kingsland,TX; brother: Charles Coleman Morgan of San Antonio,TX; 9 grandchildren: Matthew Frazier, Jordan Morgan, Maxwell Morgan, Jacob Frazier, Jeremy Morgan, Asher Morgan, Emilee Morgan, Jude Morgan and Gifton Morgan; 2 great grandchildren: Liam Frazier and Tyler Frazier; niece, Bhre Cairo; daughter-in-law: Sarah Simmons and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6:oop.m. to 8:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services to be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at the Choate Baptist Church with Rev. Aaron Corporon and Rev. Terry Davis officiating. Interment to follow in Choate Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his sons: Everett Morgan and Marshall Morgan, Matthew Frazier, Jordan Morgan, Maxwell Morgan and Jacob Frazier. Memorials may be made to the Choate Baptist Church or the Choate Cemetery Association.

 

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