Arnold Ladell Banta, 80, of the Orangedale community and Beeville, died on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in the Orangedale community.
He was born in Tynan on Oct. 4, 1927, to Ozell Olga Bradfute and Joe Mitchell Banta. He served in the U.S. Army and married Martha Louise Sanders in Beeville on May 15, 1951. He was retired from civil service, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Louise Banta of Orangedale; three sons, Michael Banta of Beeville, Roy (Sindy) Banta of Orangedale and Louis Banta of Johnson City; one daughter, Nancy (John) Reddick of Aransas Pass; one sister, Verlene Howell of Center Point; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there at 10 a.m. Thursday with Mr. Josua Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge.
Galloway & Sons Inc., Funeral Directors
Erineo Garcia, 77, of Karnes City, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
He was born Dec. 13, 1930, to Maria Gonzales and Fabian Garcia in Pettus. He was retired from Johnson Construction Company after 45 years. He enjoyed his career in the oil field, spending time outdoors and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Francisca Garcia Diaz and Esperanza Garcia; and brothers, Fabian Garcia Jr. and Adan Garcia.
Survivors include his son, Elineo “Neno” Garcia and wife Debbie; two grandsons, Raynaldo Garcia and Eric Garcia; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Eva Morin and Santos Franco and husband Raul; two brothers, Raul Garcia and wife Refugia and Ramon Garcia and wife Alicia; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members.
Visitation was held Friday beginning at 9 a.m. with a rosary to follow that evening at 7 p.m. at Treviño Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Saturday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial to follow at Pettus Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Raynaldo Sr., Eric, Raul Jr. and Frank Garcia, Timmy Martinez and Arnold Franko.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.
Funeral services are pending at Angelus Funeral Home for Ruben Gonzales. Mr. Gonzales, 62, of Beeville, died on Thursday.
Genevieve V. Keller, 76, of Beeville, died on Thursday, July 17, 2008.
She was born in Berclair on Jan. 20, 1932, to Francisca Barrera and Guadalupe Villarreal. She married Enrique Keller in Beeville. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Enrique Keller Sr.; one son, Enrique Keller Jr.; grandson, Rey E. Villarreal; stepfather, Alcario Vasquez; two brothers, Alex Villarreal and Gilbert Villarreal; and one sister, Alicia Barrera.
She is survived by two sons, Jesus (Perla) Keller of Beeville and Gilbert (Sherry) Keller of St. Michael, Pa.; two daughters, Lillie Keller-Rincon of Corpus Christi and Sylvia (Ray) Keller Villarreal of Beeville; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was to be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Angelus Funeral Home with a rosary recited there at 7 o’clock that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Lukose Thirunelliparambil officiating. Burial will follow at Cemeterio Evangelico.
Pallbearers will be Eddie and Eric Villarreal, Nick Santellana and Israel Max, Elias A. and Jason J. Keller. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessie Jr., David, Ricky, Gilbert Jr. and David Gilbert Keller, Juan Valdez and James Santellana.
Angelus Funeral Home
Funeral services are pending at Angelus Funeral Home for Eloisa (Gonzales) Vaughn. Mrs. Vaughn, 28, of Skidmore, died on Thursday.