Jack O. Knandel, 76, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at his home in Beeville.
Visitation was held Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Monday at the same location with Bill Stockton officiating. Special music included “Precious Memories.” Burial followed in Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Robert Hight, Tim Foster, Gabe McFarland, Scotty Kidd, Ed Turner and Edward Wicker.
Mr. Knandel was born in Gonzales on April 7, 1929, to Emil and Alma (Knandel) Stockton. He was a Beeville resident and owner of Knandel’s Shooters Supply and Pawn Shop.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bobby Talley.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Sikes Knandel of Beeville; three sons, Jerry and Jack Knandel of Corpus Christi and Kevin Knandel of Aledo; five grandchildren, Tammy Foster, Kari Doud, Josh, Makayla and Chandler Knandel; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Foster, Heather and Megan Doud; two sisters, Irene Westerman of Claremore, Okla., and Billie Roecker of Corpus Christi.
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Domingo Lopez, 47, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Corpus Christi. He was born Aug. 23, 1957, in George West to Valentine and Viviana (Cuevas) Lopez.
Mr. Lopez was a maintenance worker for the City of George West.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Marylyn Lopez of George West; three brothers, Benny (Ellie) Lopez of Beeville, Joe (Sonia) Lopez of George Wes and Valentine Lopez Jr of Three Rivers; one sister, Linda Lopez of George West; three sons, Kenneth (Debra) Barker of Goliad, Jerry (Norma) Barker and Terry (Rosalinda) Barker, all of Beeville; two daughters, Lorraine Thompson of Kerrville and Brandy Lopez, of George West; grandmother, Jesusa Morin of George West; five grandsons, Caleb (Kayla) Thompson of Harper, Jeremy, Christopher and Michael Barker, and Michael Alvarado of Beeville; four granddaughters, Meghan Thompson of Kerrville, Jennifer and Jessica Barker of Goliad and Amber Howard of Beeville; and two great-grandsons, Cason and Brady Thompson of Hardin.
Services were under the direction of Roberson Funeral Homes.
Amaro H. Morales, 54, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005.
Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Galloway & Sons chapel. Rosary will be at 7 o’clock tonight at the same location. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Odem with Father Henry Heese officiating. Burial will follow in the Edroy Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Pete Espinosa Sr., Juan Jimenez, Edward Sanchez, Ramiro Morales, Jerry Treviño and Cecilio Reynero. Honorary pallbearers will be correctional officers of Connally Unit 2B Ad Seg. and Sam Serna.
Mr. Morales was born on Oct. 16, 1950, in Sinton to Rosaura Hernandez and Tito Acuna Morales. He graduated from Odem High School in 1972 and attended Bee County College. He married Lupe Jimenez on April 26, 1975, in Mathis. They resided in Beeville.
He was a correctional officer and had previously worked at the Texas A&M Experiment Station and I.E.C. uranium plant in George West. A Catholic, he was a former member of Marriage Encounter and Cursillistas.
Mr. Morales was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Santos Morales.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lupe Morales of Beeville; one daughter, Raquel Marie Bueno and husband Ruben Bueno Jr. of Beeville; one grandson, Alvaro Tito Bueno of Beeville; one niece, Renee Teresa Isassi of Kingsville; one nephew, Ramiro A. Morales of Kingsville; and a special friend, Susana Yzaguirre of Beeville.
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Robert R. Fudge, 61, died Sunday, May 22, 2005.
Visitation was held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Galloway and Sons chapel. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at the same location with Pastor Bill Duke officiating. Burial followed in the Mineral Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Chessher, Vernon Robertson, Bill Gazaway, Quentin, Michael, Jeff and Darryl Fudge and Timothy Repka.
Mr. Fudge was born in Beeville on April 23, 1944, to Oscar Alvin and Velma Roberta (Jennings) Fudge. He married Dianna Wulf on May 2, 1964, in Yorktown. He resided in Mineral and was a maintenance specialist with Williams Energy.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Dianna Wulf Fudge; a daughter, Melissa Fudge, both of Mineral; two brothers, Joe Lee Fudge and wife Nelda of Pettus and Reggie Buck Fudge of Mineral; nine nieces and nephews, Debra Gazaway, Connie Herron, Darlene Maricartes, Ben Lannighan, Julie Duran, Tracy Garcia, Twanna Tamlin, Krystle and Jason Fudge.
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Kenneth Dale Maldonado, infant son of Dave Lee and Stormy Maldonado, died Thursday, May 19, 2005.
Kenneth was born on Jan. 19, 2005. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeremiah Maldonado, on Oct. 10, 2002.
He is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Paula Byars; his paternal grandparents, Teresa and Ruben Alonzo, all of Beeville; one brother, Richard Byars; and a sister, Chelsea Byars, both of Austin.
Visitation was held on Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. with a graveside service following at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery.
Benjamin G. Rojas, 87, of Manchester, Conn., died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Hartford Hospital.
He was born on April 22, 1918, in Beeville to Daniel and Francisca (Garcia) Rojas. He had resided in Manchester since 1945. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served with three of his brothers during World War II. Prior to his retirement in 1980, he was employed in the receiving department at Pratt & Whitney for 20 years.
Mr. Rojas was a life member of VFW Post 2046, American Legion Post 102 and the Army and Navy Club of Manchester.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ada (Robinson) Rojas.
Survivors include his son, Daniel K. Rojas and his companion, Harriet Spears of Meriden, Conn.; a daughter, Benita R. Molchan of Quincy, Mass.; two brothers, Onofrio Rojas and wife Alicia and Daniel Rojas, all of Beeville; a sister, Emilia Rojas of San Antonio; two grandsons, Jor and Nicholas Molchan of Quincy, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Holmes Funeral Home in Manchester, Conn. Burial with military honors followed in Manchester’s East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2046, 608 E. Middle Tnpk., Manchester, CT 06040.
Arrangements were handled through Holmes Funeral Home, Inc.
Gaspar V. Salinas, 59, of Mathis died Friday, May 20, 2005.
Survivors include his wife, Carolina S. Moreno; two stepdaughters, Christine Moreno and Angie Trejo, all of Mathis; three sisters, Irma and Cecilia Salinas, both of Monterrey, Mexico and Maricia Salinas of Los Herreras, Mexico; four brothers, Polo Salinas of Monterrey Mexico, Jose “Pepe” Salinas and Manuel Salinas, both of Los Herreras, Mexico, and Servando Salinas of Rio Grande City; and two grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Treviño Funeral Home in Mathis, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Mathis with the Rev. David Silva officiating. Burial followed at Descanso Eterno Cemetery No. 2.
Pedro M. “Pete” Soliz Sr., 86, a former resident of Beeville, died Monday, May 23, 2005, in a Houston hospital following a long illness.
Mr. Soliz was born on May 14, 1919, in the Clareville community to Juan Antonio and Augustina (Medina) Soliz.
A retired service station attendant for Exxon, Mr. Soliz had lived in Houston for more than 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Olivia Vasquez Soliz, and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Anna P. Soliz of Houston; two daughters, Mary Lou Longoria and husband Daniel of Beeville and Gloria Crawley and husband Bill of Dallas; four sons, Pete V. Soliz and wife Angie of Pasadena, Tony Soliz and wife Cruz of Phelan, Calif., Ray V. Soliz of Sugar Land and Robert Soliz and wife Susie of Houston; one sister, Irene Soliz of Beeville; 14 grandchildren, Suzette Corona, Joanne French, Kimberly Christy, Roxanne Soliz, Corinna and Jacob Longoria, Steve, Bobby, Robert, Ray Anthony, Gregory and Angela Soliz, John Richard and Sky William Slater; 17 great-grandchildren; Dena Rae French, Susanna Marie and Charlie Christy, Marisa, Erica, Jessica, Maya Olivia, Gregory and Dayne Soliz, Charlie Stewart, Michael Ray, Bill Donald and Dawn Elizabeth Bieber, Stephanie and Vincent Corona Jr. and Lauren Slater.
Rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight (Wednesday) at Treviño Funeral Home Chapel in Beeville. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Pat Donahoe officiating. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery No. 2.
Pallbearers will be Ray Anthony Soliz, Robert Soliz, Jacob Longoria, John Richard Slater, Bobby Soliz and Dena Rae French.
Baldemar P. Barrera, 56, died Sunday, May 15, 2005.
Visitation was held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Joseph Varghese officiating. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Victory Cemetery No. 2.
Pallbearers will be Baldemar Barrera Jr., Ernest Barrera Jr., Lonnie Perez, James Oliver, Antonio Facundo and Jose Facundo.
Mr. Barrera was born in Beeville on Feb. 23, 1949, to Fernando and Matiana (Perales) Barrera. He married Maria Facundo on May 22, 1985, in Houston. He resided in Houston and was a self-employed truck driver. Mr. Barrera was a member of the Catholic church.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Barrera; a son, Baldemar Barrera Jr.; four daughters, Natalie Perez, Angie, Anna and Amy Barrera, all of Houston; four grandchildren; and three brothers, Fernando Barrera Jr. and Rudolfo Barrera, both of Beeville, and Ernesto Barrera of Montgomery.
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May Dell O’Bryant Daughtrey, 68, died Sunday, May 15, 2005.
Funeral services took place today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at Galloway and Sons Funeral Home with Dave Darling officiating. Mrs. Daughtrey will be cremated.
She was born in San Antonio on May 2, 1937, to Marcus and Rosie (Reavis) O’Bryant. She resided in Tulsita.
Mrs. Daughtrey was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Cindy Faye Daughtrey, and two sisters, Nell and Alice Welch.
Survivors include her daughters, Virginia Carroll and husband Steve of Pettus, Vicki Currie and husband Monty and Patricia Carrillo and husband Joey, all of Conroe, and Rosie Shipman and husband Jerry of Three Rivers; five sons, Lawrence Daughtrey of Beeville, Cecil Daughtrey and wife Theresa and Robert Daughtrey, both of Pettus, David Daughtrey and wife Carolyn of Brandon, Fla., and John Daughtrey and wife Jane of Mullin; three sisters, Elva Connell, Ina Sue Everrett and Dorthea Shipman, all of Camp Wood; a brother, Pat O’Bryant of Camp Wood; 30 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
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