Our Obituaries

Carolyn F. McDaniel

November 25, 1955 - January 18, 2018

Carolyn McDaniel a lifelong resident of Lumberton passed away on Thursday January 18, 2018 in Beaumont. Carolyn was born on November 25, 1955 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Alvis T. McDaniel and Frances Latino McDaniel who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one sister Marilyn Virginia McDaniel. She is survived by her two brothers, Wayne McDaniel, Sr. and wife Leonora of...
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Ricky Lambert

February 20, 1964 - January 8, 2018

Ricky Edward Lambert passed from this life on January 8, 2018, after a battle with cancer. He was born on February 20, 1964 in Lebanon, Tennessee to Charles E. Lambert and Faye Shoemake. He later attended the University of Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Ricky worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service...
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Gregory P. Little

March 31, 1956 - January 7, 2018

Gregory Paul Little 61, a lifelong resident of Beaumont coming from Alice, Texas, passed away on Sunday January 7, 2018 in Beaumont. Greg was born in Alice, Texas on March 31, 1956 to his parents James Wiley Little and Jane Sue Brunson Little who preceded him death. He worked as a Special Needs Teacher with Westbrook High School in Beaumont and had a genuine heartfelt deep care for all his school...
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Terry Lee Cornish

May 22, 1957 - January 6, 2018

Terry Lee Cornish, 60, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Terry was born May 22, 1957 in Beaumont, Texas, to Maxine Croom and W.O. 'Bill' Cornish Jr. Terry attended Vidor High School and enjoyed doing roofing work with his brother.Those remembering Terry is his mother Maxine Croom; siblings, Darbi (Ben) Hysell, Lyn (Ignacio) Hickey, Jim Cornish, Evelyn Cornish and Robin ...
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Romona Monzene Rogers

July 28, 1935 - January 5, 2018

Romona Monzene Rogers, 82, a forty-two year resident of Lumberton and the Golden Triangle area passed away on Friday January 5, 2018 in Beaumont. She was born in Rodessa, Louisiana on July 28, 1935 to her parents Chester Erwin and Lois Webb Erwin who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Virgil J. Schion, second husband Cecil Rogers, and brother Hershel Erwin...
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Lillian M. Faul

August 1, 1926 - January 5, 2018

Lillian M. Faul, 91, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Thursday January 4, 2018. Lillian was born to the late Olite and Arte Menard in Abbeville, Louisiana, on August 1, 1926.Lillian was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. She volunteered her time at Henry's Place, an organization that helps feed and clothe the homeless. Preceding Lillian in death is her husband J. Wesley Faul...
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Mary Nancy Stewart

November 2, 1918 - January 3, 2018

Mary Nancy Stewart was born on November 2, 1918 in Higby, Missouri, and died on January 3, 2018, in Tomball, Texas. As important as those dates are, they are minor compared to the life she lived in the in-between years. Above all, she was a kind and gentle woman who loved her family, her friends, and her church. She did not live large but lived well. For many years, she worked at Neely's...
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Zelda M. Held

December 9, 1925 - December 31, 2017

HELD - Zelda M. "Dusty" nee Swartzfager Age 92, entered eternal life on December 31, 2017, from her home in Beaumont, Texas. She was a resident of Calder Woods retirement community where she played bingo, made jewelry, attended church, and was loved by residents and staff alike. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Robert E. Held, in 2015. Zelda grew up and graduated from high...
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Faye Evelyn Walton

November 30, 1925 - December 30, 2017

Faye was born to Robert and Lottie Riley in the community of Lobe Texas.Early in her childhood her dad started working for Gulf Oil along the Texas gulf coast.Early on the Riley's moved to Hackberry Louisiana where he continued his career with Gulf Oil. Faye was a graduate of Hackberry High School in 1944. She attended nurses training at Hotel Dieu in Beaumont TX. This was during WW2. She later...
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John R. Flocke

December 30, 1949 - December 29, 2017

John Robert Flocke, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away on December 29, 2017, one day before his 68th birthday. John was the first of three sons born to Otto and Luise Flocke on December 30th, 1949 in Denton, TX. John moved to Beaumont in 1954 and was very involved in 4H and FFA. In 1967, his Grand Champion Steer provided him money to go to Texas A&M where he...
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Johnnie J. Jurik

December 24, 1923 - December 29, 2017

Johnnie J Jurik, 94, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Friday December 29, 2017. Johnnie was born in Nelsonville, Texas, on December 24, 1923 to the late Anna and John Jurik.Johnnie was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving his country honorably during World War II in the North African Theatre. He was a faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian Church before it closed and now St....
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Bobby Hugh Denson

December 19, 1942 - December 28, 2017

Bobby Hugh Denson, 75, of Lumberton, TX passed away on Thursday December 28, 2017. Bobby was born December 19, 1942 to the late Mary and Hugh Denson. Bobby was a car hauler and a member of the local 988 teamsters in Houston, TX. He enjoyed playing domino's, cards and traveling. Bobby loved to spend time with his family.Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sandra Denson; daughters,...
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Raymond Davis

August 18, 1949 - December 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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Margie M. Ray

January 31, 1922 - December 15, 2017

Margie Marie Mack Ray was born on January 31, 1922 in Pine Grove, Louisiana to William and Betty Mack. Margie was welcomed into the Mack family as the third child, and their family grew to eventually have six children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie D. Ray Jr., her parents, her siblings Earline Parish, W.D. Mack, Bruce Mack, Alvin Mack, and one son-in-love James Brady. She is...
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Eula L. Gripon

May 30, 1933 - December 15, 2017

Eula Lee (Penny) Gripon, 84, a native of Beaumont, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017, after a lengthy struggle with breast cancer. She was born on May 30, 1933, the daughter of Leo K. and Eula Mae Gripon. She was a former member of North End Baptist Church, where she taught children's Sunday School Classes, and was affectionately known as "Miss Penny". She enjoyed watching the Dallas...
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James Wiley Little

October 15, 1930 - December 10, 2017

James Wiley Little, 87, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. James was born October 15, 1930, to Jessie & Versa Little in Hutting, Arkansas. James is survived by his daughters Judy Little and Frannie Weber and her husband Charles; sons Buzz Little and his wife Dee Dee, Greg Little, Johnny Brashier and his wife Claire; sisters, Sherri Little, Dorothy McClendon;...
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William Charles Wesie

June 3, 1928 - December 8, 2017

William Charles Wesie, Jr. 89, of Lumberton, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 in Lumberton. William was born on June 3, 1928 in Massillon, Ohio to Minnie & William Wesie, Sr.. He was the owner of Beaumont Pallet Company and a member of The Anchor of Beaumont Church. Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Wesie; sons, Edward Wayne Wesie and his wife Penny of Lumberton, William Wesie...
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Ray Edward Boyd

August 30, 1939 - December 7, 2017

Ray Edward Boyd, a twenty-five year resident of Woodville coming from the Beaumont, Lumberton, and Vidor areas, passed away on Thursday December 7, 2017, Ray was born in Kirbyville, Texas on August 30, 1939 to his parents Earl and Ethel Boyd who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife JoAnn McDaniel Boyd and son, Little Ray Boyd, Jr. Ray was Baptist and liked attending...
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Bertha L. Binks

January 21, 1929 - December 3, 2017

Bertha "Bert" L. Barlow Binks, 88, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Sunday December 3, 2017. She was born in Beaumont, Texas on January 21, 1929 to her parents Jesse Barlow and Lillie Andrus Barlow who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Jack Binks, three brothers, and four sisters. Bert is survived by her son, Jackie Binks and wife Susan; daughter...
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Richard Elwin Gilbreath

June 2, 1922 - November 30, 2017

Richard "Bill" Gilbreath, was born June 2, 1922, in Winnsboro, Texas and passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017.Born to George N. Gilbreath and Jeanetta Galloway Gilbreath. Bill was the 10th child of 13 children (4 brothers and 5 sisters, plus three adopted children). He married Betty Hernandez, August 31, 1959 and they were together until his death. Bill enlisted in the Navy during WWII,...
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Richard Lynn McKinley

November 15, 1933 - November 28, 2017

Richard "Lynn" McKinley, 84, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was born on November 15, 1933 in Beaumont, Texas to the late Opal Harrington McKinley and Charles McKinley II.Lynn served his country honorably in the United States Army and the Naval Reserves. He retired from Mobil Oil after 37 years as a processing operator. Lynn loved to golf with friends, garden,...
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Lela Verline Guess

May 18, 1929 - November 27, 2017

Lela Verline Guess, age 88, of Beaumont, TX passed away on Monday November 27, 2017. Lela was born May 18, 1929 in Kirbyville, Texas. A veteran of The United States Army she was also a huge fan of Mickey Mouse!!!Lela is survived by; sister Dot; nephew Gary Cox; niece Kayla Buckner and numerous nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her husband William "Bill" Guess; four children who...
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Mary Carolyn Conner

March 8, 1929 - November 24, 2017

Mary Carolyn Conner, 88, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. Mary was born March 8, 1929 in Rose City, Texas to the late Gladys and Wiley Brewton. Mary worked for AT&T as a phone operator for over 40 years, during that time she was a member of the Pioneers Club. She is a proud member of North End Baptist Church, attending the Naomi Sunday School Class, and helped with...
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Lloyd P. Nelson

May 9, 1921 - November 19, 2017

Lloyd Prentice Nelson, 96, of Houston, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Houston. He was born in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, on May 9, 1921 to the late Adeline and Jasper Nelson.He is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Doris, and eleven brothers and sisters.He is survived by his sons, Randall Nelson and David Nelson; grandchildren, Walter Nelson, Tara Nelson and Tracy Nelson...
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Cheryl Sharp

September 28, 1946 - November 15, 2017

Cheryl Sharp, 71, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. There will be a short graveside service held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 22 at 2:00 pm.
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Ted L. Roblow

August 27, 1935 - November 14, 2017

Ted L Roblow, 82, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Ted was born August 27, 1935 in Mansfield, Louisiana, to the late Mary Lou and Willie Roblow. Ted served his country in the United States Air Force for 4 years. After he was honorably discharged from the service, he attended and graduated from Lamar University.Ted was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved to spend...
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Christie Sue Schreck

February 5, 1970 - November 11, 2017

Christie Sue Schreck, 47, passed away on November 11, 2017 on Remembrance Day with family and loved ones surrounding her in her home of Beaumont, Texas.Christie was born on the 5th day of February in 1970 in Nederland, Texas. She committed 22 faithful years at Jefferson County Probation as a probation officer.She is the Beloved Daughter of Judith Walker and Larry Miller; son Nick Gloede and wife...
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Robert James Emery

February 17, 1930 - November 10, 2017

Robert James Emery, 87, of Beaumont, passed away on November 10, 2017 in College Station. Robert was born February 17, 1930 in Peterborough, NH to Joseph H. Emery and Margaret E. Johnston. He attended Peterborough High School, enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1948 and served in Korea with the First Marine Division. After his Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps in 1952 he settled in Beaumont...
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Marshall Lee Fenner

April 3, 1991 - November 8, 2017

Marshall Lee Fenner, 26, an eleven and a half year resident of Highlands, Texas and formerly of Kenner, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Baytown, Texas. Marshall was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 3, 1991.He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, M.E. "Gene" Fenner and Roger Marshall.Marshall was a cook for Chili's. He enjoyed cooking, being with friends at...
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Consuelo M. Buentello

August 14, 1933 - November 8, 2017

Consuelo M. Buentello, 84, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday November 8, 2017. She was born on August 14, 1933 in Alice, Texas to her parents Manuel Mendoza and Rafalita Garcia Mendoza who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband; Benito Buentello, Sr., two sons; Benito Buentello, Jr, Joe Louis Buentello, grandson; Phillip DeLuna, and son-in-law;...
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Max M. Hale

July 28, 1954 - November 4, 2017

Kenneth Max Hale Jr., 63, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Saturday November 4, 2017. Max was born July 28, 1954 in Selma, Alabama to V. Irene and Kenneth Max Hale Sr. Max loved to cheer on the Dallas Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners. He also enjoyed playing a round of golf and coaching baseball to young people. Max was a member of Phi Kappa Theta at Lamar University where he made lifelong...
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Don S. Mace

August 29, 1927 - November 2, 2017

Don Steven Mace Sr., 90, of Beaumont, Texas, was born August 29, 1927 in Centerpoint, Indiana to Marcella Burroughs and Clay Mace. He moved to Beaumont, Texas in 1943 and attended and graduated from Beaumont High School. Don was very active in sports - football, track and especially basketball. He attended Texas A & M and Lamar on basketball scholarships. He was skilled in cabinet making and...
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Peter Allen Kotz

February 24, 1935 - October 29, 2017

Peter "Da" Allen Kotz, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont/Wildwood areas passed away on Sunday October 29, 2017. Mr. Kotz was born February 24, 1935 in Anahuac, Texas to his parents Pierce Oldham and Iva Estelle Toomey Oldham who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his adoptive parents Alma and Rudolph Kotz and five brothers. Peter worked as a Lab Foreman for Texas US...
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Paul Rush Craigen

April 25, 1922 - October 24, 2017

Paul Rush Craigen, 95, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Hamshire areas, passed away on Tuesday October 24, 2017 in Fannett. He was born on April 25, 1922 in Hamshire, Texas to his parents John Joseph Craigen and Lillie Bell Burrell Craigen who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of seventy-two years; Clara Craigen and his eight siblings. Mr. Craigen was...
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Mamie Ethel Bogue

March 5, 1937 - October 22, 2017

Mamie Bogue, 80, long-time resident of Beaumont Texas passed away October 22, 2017 in Tyler Texas. She was born March 5, 1937, the beloved only child of the late Azmon (A.Z.) and Nora Runnels. Mamie was an independent business woman who in her younger days was an active member and officer in the American Business Woman’s Association (ABWA) in Beaumont and the Webb Historical Society of...
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Patsy G. Fondrick

October 9, 1933 - October 19, 2017

Patsy G. Fondrick, age 84, of McKinney, Texas passed away on Thursday October 19, 2017. Patsy was born October 9, 1933 in Jasper, Texas to the late Moses T. and Ozelle Thomas. Patsy was a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society. She loved lighthouses, seagulls and going to the beach, her home away from home; taking cruises whenever possible and travelling all over the country. Her kids enjoyed...
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Kathryn Mac Breaux

December 29, 1919 - October 19, 2017

Kathryn Mac Breaux, age 97, of Beaumont, TX passed away on Thursday October 19, 2017. Kathryn was born December 29, 1919 in Port Arthur, Texas to Lawrence and Helen Burch. Kathryn graduated from South Park High School in 1936 and served her country as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII. She has never driven a car and liked her hamburgers with mustard - no mayo with a Dr. Pepper.Kathryn is...
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Idelle J. Jones

December 12, 1921 - October 16, 2017

Idelle Jones, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 16, 2017, in Boerne, TX. Idelle, a retired Head Cashier from Sears & Roebuck, Beaumont, Texas, was a member of the Philathea Class of First Baptist Church and was President of many organizations and clubs including the Rebecca Lodge throughout her life. She was known for her engaging smile, loved to go shopping, bingo and...
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Joe Daniels

September 6, 1932 - October 12, 2017

Joe Daniels, 85, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Thursday October 12, 2017. He was born on September 6, 1932 in Rose City, Texas to his parents Agaito Daniels and Taulo Guerrero Daniels who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Marie Daniels, and sister; Pauline Whitmire. He was a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Beaumont. Joe was an...
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Johnny Luther Watson

December 7, 1935 - October 4, 2017

John L. Watson, 81, of Wildwood, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He was born on December 7, 1935 to Betty Head Watson and Luther J. Watson in Beaumont. John graduated from South Park High School in 1954, and attended Lamar College He retired from Ameripol Synpol Corporation in Port Neches after 31 years. He enjoyed attending South Park High Class of '54 functions, golf,...
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Charles J. Gaudet

June 24, 1941 - October 4, 2017

Charles J. Gaudet, 76, a twenty plus-year resident of Port Arthur coming from Kirbyville passed away on Wednesday October 4, 2017 in Groves. He was born on June 24, 1941 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Max F Gaudet and Irma K. Davis Gaudet who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his first wife; Jo Gaudet, second wife; Zelma "Coonie" Gaudet, two sons; Jon Sexton, and Chuck...
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Juanita Corbin

December 28, 1921 - October 4, 2017

Juanita Corbin, 95, of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday October 4, 2017 in Beaumont. She was born on December 28, 1921 in Hortense Polk County, Texas to her parents Herbert K. Parker, Sr. and Buena Vista Hannley Parker who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Frank Corbin. Juanita was a homemaker and loved playing bridge. She is survived by numerous nieces,...
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Bruce Caley

August 6, 1940 - September 28, 2017

Owen Bruce Caley, 77, of Lumberton, Texas, died on September 28, 2017, at home after a heroic battle from cancer. Bruce was born on August 6, 1940, in New Rockford, North Dakota to George Burdette Caley Jr and Evelyn (Olson) Caley. In June of 1959, Bruce joined the Army and was a Medical Specialist stationed at the DMZ in South Korea. Bruce grew up in Hettinger, North Dakota where he called home...
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Virgil G. Heiman

December 7, 1910 - September 24, 2017

Virgil G. Heiman, Sr. 106, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Fannett areas, passed away on Sunday September 24, 2017 in Beaumont. He was born in Fannett, Texas December 7, 1910. His parents were Sadie Burrell and John Clyde Heiman who preceded him in death. He married Kathryn Craigen and they had four sons and were married for seventy-three years before her death. He also was preceded in...
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Dorothy F. Poole

May 8, 1934 - September 23, 2017

Dorothy Forse Davis Poole, 83, passed from this life to her heavenly home on September 23,2017 at Argent Court Assisted Living in Bastrop, Texas surrounded by her loving family from complications of a fractured back. Dorothy was born to Emma Belle and Inlow Forse, Sr. on May 8,1934 in San Augustine County. She is survived by four children, Carol Davis Andrus and husband Gilbert of Lumberton, Tx...
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Juan Alberto Garcia

August 12, 1919 - September 19, 2017

Juan Alberto Garcia, 98, of Beaumont, passed away in Dallas on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Juan is survived by son, Phillip Garcia of Dallas; daughter, Rosalinda Liggett of Garland, Anita Ryan and her husband Joe of Denham Springs, LA, Christina Ledee and husband Charles of Beaumont; 5 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. The Rosary will be said 10:00 a.m., Saturday, at St. Anne Catholic...
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Reginald Courtleigh Wallace

July 29, 1955 - September 2, 2017

Reginald Courtleigh Wallace was born on July 29, 1955, in Beaumont, Texas, to the late Spurgeon N. Wallace, Sr., and Priscilla Dumas Wallace. He was preceded in death by his brother, Spurgeon N. Wallace, Jr. On October 6, 1990, Reginald married Angeleni "Angie" Delaney, and although no children were born to their union, Reginald loved children and they were drawn to him both in the...
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Edna Gene Seale

July 11, 1929 - August 31, 2017

Edna Gene, the eternal hummingbird, was born in Beaumont, Texas on July 11, 1929. She spent her childhood in Amelia and teenage years in South Park. Raised by her grandparents, as a child in the Depression, she valued reuse and was skilled at stretching resources. She became a wife and mother at a young age and exceled in creative compassion for her family. Edna Gene is survived by a large and...
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Lola Marie Wilber

January 11, 1977 - August 30, 2017

Lola Marie (Gimenes) Wilber, 40, of Beaumont, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Beaumont. She was born on January 11, 1977 in Atwater, California to Nilton Gimenes and the late Roberta Jean Gimenes. Survivors include her loving husband Chad Wilber; daughter, Isabelle E. Campbell; parents, Nilton & Sandra Gimenes; siblings, Shannon J. Gimenes, Frederick P. Gimenes, Donovan R....
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Lois Mansfield

August 31, 1921 - August 22, 2017

Lois Mansfield, 95, of Vidor, went home to be with her personal Lord and Savior surrounded by her children & many of her family members and friends on August, 22, 2017 in Vidor. Lois was born in Silsbee on August 31, 1921 to the late Bruce and Lela Will. She was a member of Turning Point Church in Vidor. Lois was preceded in death by sons, Wynn Bernard Mansfield and Donald Ray "Duke"...
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Camilla Ann Kuritz

January 10, 1927 - August 21, 2017

Camilla Ann Kuritz, 90, of Pt. Neches, Texas, passed away on Monday August 21, 2017 in Beaumont. She was born in Beaumont, Texas on January 10, 1927 to her parents Nick Guarnere and Bessie Mae Moreno Guarnere who preceded her in death. She is survived by her two sons; James Paulus and wife Pam of Pt. Neches, Joseph Lynn Scott and wife Darlene of Conroe, grandchildren; Susannah Sanders, Jason...
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Mary Jolene Reid

December 4, 1947 - August 15, 2017

Mary Jolene (Morris) Reid of Katy, Texas, was born on December 4th, 1947, in Sidney, Nebraska, to Harold and Audrey Morris (both deceased) and went to be with the Lord on August 15th 2017 after a prolonged illness.Due to her father's work, her family moved frequently, so she attended schools in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming, before graduating High School in Beaumont, Texas.Mary attended...
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Charlotte Ann Dulaney

February 6, 1955 - August 13, 2017

Charlotte Ann Dulaney, 62, a twenty year resident of Colmesneil, formerly of Beaumont passed away on Sunday August 13, 2017.She was born on February 6, 1955 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Claude Joseph Jones, Sr. and Mary Jo Crawford Jones who preceded her in death.She was a Christian who enjoyed attending and singing at the First Assembly Church of God in Colmesneil. She was a homemaker who...
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Edna Lee Foxworth

January 3, 1950 - August 13, 2017

Sue Foxworth, 67, of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Beaumont. Sue was born on January 3, 1950 in Mexia, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommie & Edna Fullen; sisters, Gail Pierce, Ruth Trapp; and brother, Jack Fullen. Survivors include her boyfriend of 25 years, Robert Carlton of Beaumont; son, Brendon "Coony" Legendre of Beaumont; daughters...
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Elton Etoile Truss

October 10, 1936 - August 13, 2017

Elton "Slim" Etoile Truss, 80, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday August 13, 2017. Elton was born in Bronson, Texas on October 10, 1936 to his parents Robert Elmore Truss and Pinkie Inez Laurence Truss who preceded him in death. Upon coming to Beaumont at the age of 17 years old, he worked for Bell Oil to later to become a freight delivery driver for Red Ball, Lee Way, and...
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Earnest Michael Roberts

October 31, 1956 - August 12, 2017

Earnest Michael Roberts, 60, of Vidor passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017. He was born in El Campo, Texas on October 31, 1956 to his parents Lonnie Lee Roberts and Geneva "Polly" Roberts who preceded him in death.Earnest was a graduate of Hardin Jefferson High School. He is survived by his son Dallas McIntyre of Vidor, and three brothers; Lonnie Earl Roberts of Beaumont, Dale Allen Roberts...
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Mark Wayne Harper

August 27, 1961 - July 31, 2017

Mark Wayne Harper, 54, of Beaumont, TX passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. He was born in Groves, TX on August 27, 1962 to Millie and Emmett Harper. He was married to Lisa for 35 years. Mark worked for Motiva as a Maintenance Supervisor. He had a passion hunting, fishing, playing pool and motorcycle riding. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Harper; grandparents, Vivian Harper,...
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Biddie Jo Elliott

June 21, 1937 - July 31, 2017

Biddie Jo Lewis Elliott 80, of Beaumont died peacefully Monday July 31, 2017 at Gilbert House Assisted Living in Beaumont. She was born June 24, 1937, in Wiergate, Texas. She grew up in Pineland, Texas. After graduating from Pineland Schools she attended Chenier Business College in Beaumont, Texas. Sheworked as a Bookkeeper for many years and retired from Beaumont Bone and Joint Clinic in the...
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Paul Michael Nolan

March 8, 1944 - July 30, 2017

Paul Michael Nolan "Mike" beloved father, son, father-in-law, paw-paw, uncle, and friend passed away in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 30, 2017. How fitting that he finally got to rest on the day of rest - Glory to God in the highest.Mike was born in Burkburnett, Texas on March 8, 1944, to the late E.P. and Thelma Lea Nolan. Growing up he lived in Estelline, San Antonio, and Beaumont,...
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Ralph Todd Freeland

January 22, 1956 - July 27, 2017

Ralph Todd Freeland, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, died in his home on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Todd was born on January 22, 1956 to his parents, Merlin Ralph Freeland and Kathleen Norris Freeland, who preceded him in death.During his lifetime, Todd was a well-known, dedicated advocate for handicapped rights in and around Jefferson County and participated in many wheelchair marathons and...
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Walter Crysel

May 18, 1921 - July 24, 2017

Walter Crysel, 96, of The Woodlands, passed away on Monday July 24, 2017. He was born on May 18, 1921 in Kurthwood, Louisiana to Willie Crysel and Edna Coonce Crysel who preceded him in death. He worked for Mobil Oil as a Quality Control Supervisor for forty years of dedicated service.Walter was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jane Crysel in 2002.He is survived by his son; Danny...
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David Lee Humphrey

October 2, 1940 - July 21, 2017

David Lee Humphrey, 76, a 25 year resident of Beaumont, 37 year resident of Pasadena, and 14 year resident of Silsbee passed away on Friday July 21, 2017. David was born on Wednesday October 2, 1940 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Sydney Wayne Humphrey and Pearl Opal Cash Humphrey who both preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his favorite uncle; John Cash. David was a...
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Frederick Asa Rice

September 25, 1937 - July 21, 2017

Frederick Asa Rice, 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Fort Riley, Kansas, on Saturday, September 25, 1937, to Raymond Lester Rice and Jessie Gail Hubbard Rice, and then moved to Texarkana, Arkansas, where he eventually met his wife. As a young adult, he moved around Southeast Texas. During that time, he married his bride and love of...
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Robert James Poe

March 23, 1926 - July 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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Margie Nell Watkins

June 4, 1941 - July 16, 2017

Margie Nell Watkins, 76, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away peacefully on Sunday July 16, 2017. Margie was born on June 4, 1941, in Bessie Mae, Texas, to her parents Ersa and Polly Ann Bonds Mosteit who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Bill Watkins; son, Mark Baird; sister, Anna Rose Seago; and niece Kimberly Seago. Margie was co-owner of...
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Lanell Sterling

November 26, 1929 - July 14, 2017

Lanell Sterling, 87, of Beaumont, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 in Beaumont. Lanell was born on November 26, 1929 to Melvin and Irene Veitch. She retired in 1985 from DuPont where she had worked over 30 years as Employee Relations Specialist.Survivors include sons, Jerry Sterling and his wife Mary Jo of Port Arthur, Richard Sterling and his wife LaVern of Orange; grandchildren, Morgan...
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Muriel Dolores Bodden

September 26, 1927 - July 12, 2017

Muriel Delores Fullen Cooper Bodden affectionately known as "Dody" was born September 26, 1927 in San Augustine, Texas. She went to be with her loving LORD and SAVIOR on July 12, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was the eighth and youngest child of Muriel Eppes Fullen and Kenneth Washington Fullen. As a young child, the family relocated from San Augustine to Jasper, Texas where she spent her...
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Annie Marie Williams

October 31, 1938 - July 12, 2017

Marie Williams, 78 of Kountze, went to be with the Lord and be reunited with her family on July 12, 2017. She was born in Beaumont and a longtime resident of Kountze. She loved cooking, taking care of flowers, and spending time at the lake. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Josephine Mazzola; husband of fifty years, Jerry Williams, and her brothers, Carl & Joe Mazzola....
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Avery Lee Smith-Blaze

April 28, 2017 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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Oneida Faye Thompson

July 24, 1930 - July 8, 2017

Oneida Faye Thompson, age 86, of Cleburne, TX passed away on Saturday July 8, 2017. Oneida was born July 24, 1930 in Douglass, Texas to W.B. and Vonnie Mae Haney. Oneida was formerly of Beaumont and has lived in the Cleburne area for the last two years. She was a member of North End Baptist Church in Beaumont.Oneida is survived by her loving husband, Ellis Thompson of Cleburne, Texas; daughter,...
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Judith Anne Weathersbee Wise

September 26, 1943 - July 8, 2017

Judith Anne Weathersbee Wise, 73, of Evadale, passed away on Saturday July 8, 2017. She was born on Monday September 26, 1943 in Dunbarton, South Carolina to her parents Marion and Katherine Mooney Weathersbee who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was a daughter, Judy Wise, and brother, Floyd Weathersbee.Judith was a homemaker and attended Bible Baptist Church of Silsbee.She is...
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William Wilford Rehtus

October 7, 1925 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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Joyce Ann Fontaine

September 22, 1946 - July 3, 2017

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Zeke Melignano

January 12, 1926 - June 22, 2017

Carmine "Zeke" Melignano, better known as "Zeke," passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Beaumont. He was born on January 12, 1926 in New York, New York to Thomas and Louisa Melignano. Zeke loved baseball, he grew up in Italian Harlem, Manhattan where he practiced pitching and batting whenever possible. Unfortunately, his High School did not field a baseball team so Zeke compensated by...
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Stephen Ray Walker

March 1, 1945 - June 22, 2017

Stephen Ray Walker, 72, a lifelong resident of Vidor, Beaumont, and Sour Lake cities passed away on Thursday June 22, 2017. He was born on Thursday March 1, 1945 to his parents Dally and Hilda Alford Walker who preceded him in death. He was a retired Operator for Chevron, Inc. and a United States Army veteran with a PFC rank. Stephen was Protestant and enjoyed attending church. During his spare...
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Stephen Douglas Jennings

March 24, 1955 - June 21, 2017

Stephen "Steve" Douglas Jennings, 62, of North Hollywood, California, passed away on June 21, 2017. Steve was born on March 24, 1955 in Beaumont, Texas. From a early age Steve would become one who would persevere. Throughout his childhood Steve excelled... at whatever he undertook be it scholastics, athletics, or in being a friend. Steve was passionate in his love of sports...
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Annie Mae Posey

April 26, 1924 - June 12, 2017

Annie Mae Posey 93, a lifelong resident of Vidor passed away on Monday June 12, 2017. Annie was born on April 25, 1924 in Fannett, Texas. She was a Baptist by faith. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, dancing, riding tractors, and bush hogging. She also enjoyed watching football especially the Dallas Cowboys and going to casinos with family and friends. She was very active in the local...
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Estelle Marie May

September 12, 1927 - June 11, 2017

Estelle Marie May 89, a sixty-plus year resident of Beaumont passed away on Sunday June 11, 2017. Estelle was born in Sylvester, Texas on September 12, 1927 to her parents James and Hattie Money Wright who preceded her in death.She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernon May, Jr., son, Jerry Vernon May, three brothers, Oscar, Clint, Henry, four sisters, Bernice, Ethel, Eula Mae, and...
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Marie Clotiaux Deen

September 4, 1922 - May 29, 2017

Marie Deen was born September 4, 1922 to Romuald and Anita Clotiaux. She graduated from French High School in 1940. Marie played multiple sports including volleyball and basketball. Later she developed a love for golf and was able to play well into her 80's. On February15,1948 she married Jasper A Deen. Together they raised their children Pam and Bobby in Beaumont. Marie worked for Southwestern...
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Bobby Joe Bourland

January 28, 1939 - May 27, 2017

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Carola Jo Mann

November 26, 1945 - May 20, 2017

Carola Jo Mann, 71, passed away at her home on May 20, 2017 in Richmond, Texas. Carola was born on November 26, 1945 in Beaumont, Texas to Ernest and Jo Jones who preceded her in death. Carola graduated from South Park High School in 1964 and went on to earn a degree from Lamar University. She was a Health Inspector for the Beaumont Health Department and the Rosenberg Health Department. Carola...
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John I. Wheeler

January 2, 1927 - May 17, 2017

John I. Wheeler, 90, of Hemphill, Texas passed away in Hemphill on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was a former sixty-five plus year resident of Beaumont. John was born on January 2, 1927, in Leesville, Louisiana to his parents J A "Doc" and Elizabeth Wheeler who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his beloved "sweet baboo", his wife of 68 years, Mary Sue. Two of his...
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Eddie Elton Dickerson

November 4, 1943 - May 15, 2017

Eddie Elton Dickerson, 73, of Beaumont, passed away on May 15, 2017 in Kountze. Eddie was born on November 4, 1943 in Beaumont to Elton & Essie Dickerson. Eddie enjoyed dancing, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Ann Dickerson. Survivors include his daughter, Christine Dickerson West and her husband Norvell of Kountze...
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Linda Carolyn Reed

October 8, 1938 - May 13, 2017

Linda Carolyn Reed, 78, a twenty-three year resident of Port Arthur coming from Beaumont, passed away on Saturday May 13, 2017. Linda was born on Saturday October 8, 1938 in Henderson, Texas to her parents Edward Glover and Lovie Ellis Glover who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Willie Patterson "Pat" Reed, one brother, and six sisters.She was a Baptist by...
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Wilma L. Hearn

October 23, 1921 - May 13, 2017

Wilma L. Hearn, 95, of Beaumont passed away on Saturday May 13, 2017. She was born on October 23, 1921 in Moultrie, Georgia to her parents Charles C. Lewis and Lillian Walraven Lewis who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, David, Bill, Bob, five sister, Mildred, Frances, Mavis, Mary, and Sarah.Wilma was an Oil & Gas secretary for Donner Properties until...
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John Cadell Dickerson

May 16, 1941 - May 10, 2017

John "Sarge" Dickerson, 75, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday May 10, 2017. He was born in Washington, D.C. on May 16, 1941 to his parents John Dickerson and Evelyn MacDonald Dickerson who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Melissa Dickerson in 1977.John was a member of West Minister Presbyterian. He was a retired veteran from the United...
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Betty J. McCandless

December 2, 1931 - May 10, 2017

Betty J. McCandless, 85 a sixty plus years resident of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday May 10, 2017. Betty was born in Anson, Texas on Wednesday December 2, 1931 to her parents William Goodwin and Alma Snell Goodwin who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Kenneth G. McCandless, two sons, Alvin Eugene McCandless, Ronald Jay McCandless, two sisters, Mary Roberts...
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Deidre Joy Holland

March 13, 1964 - May 8, 2017

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Geneva Ray

June 25, 1925 - May 4, 2017

Geneva Ray, 91, of Beaumont, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Beaumont. Geneva was a 1942 graduate of South Park High School and worked for 32 years as a pupil accountant at South Park High School. She was a member of South Park Baptist Church. Survivors include: sons, Kyle Ray and his wife Leo of Grapevine, Karl Ray and his wife Tammy of Salado; sister, Mildred Bennett of Beaumont;...
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Bobby Guy Ener

November 2, 1935 - May 4, 2017

Bobby Guy Ener, 81, of Hemphill, TX, passed away on May 4, 2017 in Beaumont, TX, surrounded by his family. Bobby was born on November 2, 1935, in Hemphill TX, to E.W. Ener and Alice Cartee Ener. He was a graduate of Buna High School, and he served in the United States Army from 1955-'57. While in the Army, he obtained the rank of SPEC 1st class. He began his career with Magnolia Petroleum in...
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Aubry Marie Smith-Blaze

April 28, 2017 - May 3, 2017

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Irene Baird Shannon

May 31, 1926 - April 30, 2017

Irene Shannon, a 54 year resident of Beaumont coming from Fort Worth. Texas passed away on Sunday April 30, 2017. Irene was born on May 31, 1926 in Roanoke, Texas to her parents Sanford R. Baird and Bertie M. Pippin who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Parker L. Shannon and son Ralph L. Shannon. She is survived by her son; Chester Shannon, daughters; Joye...
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Nonie Rosa Schoen Wheeler

February 24, 1934 - April 30, 2017

Nonie Rosa Schoen Wheeler "Maw Maw", 83, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Sunday April 30, 2017. Nonie was born on February 24, 1934 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Leo Schoen and Allie Hazel McBride Schoen who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Lloyd McLeod, brother, Charles Schoen, sisters, Virgie West, Hazel Franklin, and second husband...
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Ruth Esser Cheesman

February 10, 1934 - April 26, 2017

Ruth Esser Cheesman, 83, a thirty-nine year resident of Beaumont coming from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday April 26, 2017.Ruth was born in Hammond Louisiana on Saturday February 10, 1934 to her parents, Frank Nesom Henkel and Nenie Thresa Tompson Henkel who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, George Esser, Mack Cheesman, her siblings, and one...
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Nenie Ruth Esser Cheesman

February 10, 1934 - April 26, 2017

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Lonnie Thomas Chancellor

June 14, 1951 - April 19, 2017

Memorial Services for Lonnie Thomas Chancellor 65, of Vidor, will be 3:00 PM, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Court Riddle officiating. Lonnie is survived by his daughter, Loni Marie Chancellor and her husband Jason Zedrick of Aurora, Colorado; sons, Robert Chancellor of Vidor, Josh Chancellor of Vidor; brother, Sammy Chancellor and his wife Wanda of Vidor;...
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Joe Kirby Herndon

June 14, 1935 - April 18, 2017

Joe Kirby Herndon, 81, of Katy, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Katy. Joe was born on June 14, 1935 in Houston, Texas to Kirby and Lottie Herndon. He was a member of AA for 43 years. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Linda Faye Herndon of Katy; sons, Brian Kirby Herndon of Rockwell, Richard Doiron of Beaumont, Christopher Doiron of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Zach Doiron of Oakwood;...
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Mary Gloria Church

October 12, 1927 - April 14, 2017

Mary Gloria Church, 89, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Friday April 14, 2017. Mary was born on Wednesday October 12, 1927 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Henry Clifton Courts and Gertrude Matilda Bonin Courts who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Norman H. Church, two brothers, Herman Courts, and Henry Courts.Mary enjoyed sewing, cooking, and...
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George Clay Mielenz

December 24, 1924 - April 9, 2017

Lt. Col. George Clay Mielenz, Jr. 92, a former 41 year resident of Beaumont and who spent the past two years in Kemah, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 9, 2017. He was born on December 24, 1924, in Yankton, South Dakota, to his parents George Mielenz, Sr. and Ruby Tralle Mielenz who preceded him in death.At Yankton High School he was an outstanding athlete and class...
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Doris Louise Hereford

June 1, 1941 - April 7, 2017

Doris Louise Hereford, 75, of Lumberton passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Beaumont. Doris was born on June 1, 1941 in Beaumont, Texas to Clarence and Mildred Hereford. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Lynn Warren and her husband Tony of DeRidder, Louisiana; sons, Chris Lanclos and his wife Kristy of Lumberton, Jason Eugene Herrera and his wife Amber of Groves; sister, Mary Hereford...
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