Our Obituaries

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, 1962 - 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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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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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Jose Enrique Klahn

October 13, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Jose Enrique Klahn passed away Sunday. April 2, 2017 in Beaumont, Tx. surrounded in love by his family. Joe was born in Brownsville, Tx. on October 13, 1927 and was the son of the late Henry James Klahn (b 1889) and Francisca Garza Klahn (b 1892). Joe served in the army during World War II under General Douglas McArthur. While living in Brownsville he met and married Maria Concepcion (Chita)...
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Hortense Lozano Gussman

December 7, 1926 - March 29, 2017

Hortense "Becky" Lozano Gussman, 90, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday March 29, 2017. Becky was born in Jasper, Texas on December 7, 1926 to her parents John Lozano and Julia Maldonado Lozano who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brothers.She was a graduate from the 1945 class of Diboll High School, in Diboll and then worked for the City of...
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Bobbie Jean Latta

October 6, 1930 - March 28, 2017

Bobbie Jean Latta, 86, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Tuesday March 28, 2017. She was born in Beaumont, Texas on Monday October 6, 1930 to her parents Charles Donald Brockman and Ruth Louise Taylor Brockman who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Buck Latta, brother, C.D. Brockman, sister, Emma Hamm, and one grandson Brockman Latta. Bobbie was a...
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Barbara Ann Perkins

August 28, 1943 - March 27, 2017

Barbara Ann Perkins, 73, a longtime resident of Beaumont passed away on Monday March 27, 2017.Barbara was born in Orange, Texas on August 28, 1943 to her parents George Perkins, Sr. and Ellen West Perkins who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Joe Perkins in 2014. Barbara was a retired accounting clerk for Cameron Iron Works, Inc. in Houston.She is survived by...
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Gregory Scott Kamp

November 23, 1952 - March 23, 2017

Scott Kamp was born November 23, 1952 in Beaumont, Texas to the late Franklin P. Kamp and Doris Marie Kamp. He passed away on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 in Beaumont TX. He is survived by his daughter, Aimee Kamp Jenkins of Franklin, TN and husband Jeff Jenkins; granddaughters Tori and Fallon Jenkins of Franklin, TN; brothers Frank Kamp and wife Melody, Rick Kamp and wife Pam, Mike Kamp and wife...
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Donald Ray Aycock

June 18, 1937 - March 22, 2017

Donald "Don" Ray Aycock, 79, of Sour Lake, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his home.A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.Don was born June 18, 1937 in...
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Benny Mendoza

June 13, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Benny Mendoza, 88, of Beaumont, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Beaumont. Benny was born on June 13, 1928 in Rockland, Texas to Isidro and Manuela Mendoza. Benny enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school. Once his military service ended he married Virginia Galaviz. These two enjoyed 67 years of life together. During this time Benny worked for the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur...
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Nelwyn Elaine Rutledge

July 20, 1931 - March 18, 2017

Nelwyn Elaine Rutledge, 85, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017. She was born on July 20, 1931 to Jewell and Charlie B Cherry in Carthage, Texas. She is survived by her children; Dwight "DD" Rutledge and wife Linda of Kingwood, Kenneth Rutledge and wife Terri of Beaumont, sisters, Alice Gorrell of Beaumont, Mildred Davis and husband Dalton of Arlington, five...
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Nannette Ann HESTER

November 16, 1952 - March 15, 2017

Nannette Ann Hester, 64, of Winnie and a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017 in Winnie.Nannette was born on November 16, 1952 in Beaumont, Texas to Robert Burl Hester and Geraldine Hebert Hester who preceded her in death. She enjoyed being outside, eating, and watching all the kids play. She was a Baptist by faith.She is survived by loving family, two brothers;...
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Linda Mae German

November 3, 1940 - March 10, 2017

Linda Mae German, 76, of Beaumont, passed away on March 10, 2017 in Beaumont. Linda is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Cornell of Mesquite, Pamella Bodin and her husband Richard of Orange; son, Bobby V. German, Jr. and his wife Terry of Beaumont; brother, Joseph Ray Abate of Lumberton; grandchildren, Paul Cornell, Jr., Jeffrey Cornell, Shaun Bobin, Jennifer Bobin, Van German, Zachary German,...
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Maurice Malcolm Sticker

February 14, 1926 - March 7, 2017

Maurice M. "Mac" Sticker, Sr. 91, of Port Acres passed away on Tuesday March 7, 2017 in Beaumont. Mac was born on February 14, 1926 in Nederland, Texas to Archie O'Neal Sticker and Abi Amanda Arnold Sticker who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Lynda Lea Sticker on Sunday February 12th of this year, his grandson Jay Reasons, niece LeNite Smith, and brother;...
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Candace Jan McClusky

April 24, 1951 - March 5, 2017

Candace Jan McClusky, 65, of Beaumont passed away on Sunday March 5, 2017 in Beaumont. Candace was born on April 24, 1951 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Herbert Edwin McClusky and Marjorie Wydell Mahaffey McClusky who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the 1970 Class of French High School. She then attended Texas State Technical Institute, where she studied Instructional Media and...
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Darrin Scott Dykes

December 14, 1966 - March 3, 2017

1966-2017 Darrin Scott Dykes, 50 of Denton, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Medical City Plano. He was born on December 14, 1966 in Freeport and had been a long-time resident of Nederland, Houston, and Denton. His parents are Peggy Whitley Cowart and the late Gerald Cowart. Darrin is survived by the love of his life, Elizabeth Simons Dykes, and wonderful, adoring, sons Steven Walter Dykes and...
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Raymond Gideon Going

September 9, 1936 - March 1, 2017

Raymond "Ray" Gideon Going, Sr. 80 of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday March 1, 2017 in Beaumont. He was born on September 9, 1936 in Batson, Texas. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Bo and Elvie Going, Ethel Booth, his Brothers, George and Phil, and the Love of his life, Lydia Ann Miller Going.He was a warehouse manager in the plumbing sales industry. He worked for several...
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Harold Eugene Rountree

April 5, 1931 - February 27, 2017

Harold Eugene Rountree Sr., 85, of Kountze passed from this life February 27, 2017.He was born April 5, 1931 in Beaumont Texas to Anna Belle Angele Rountree and John Elbert Rountree. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Dorothy Mae Rountree Ward, his wife Blanche Buller Rountree, granddaughter Sundrine Ruth Rountree, "Sunny", and his lifetime best friend Troy Kelley. ...
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Mary Ann Meyers

July 6, 1934 - February 25, 2017

Mary Ann Meyers, 82, of Vidor, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Vidor. Mary was born on July 6, 1934 in Beaumont, Texas to Otto and Flossy Seymour. Survivors include her Son, Gary Meyers and his wife Kay of Sour Lake; Daughter, Sherry Ladd and her husband Randy of Kirbyville; Grandchildren, Alicia Rife and her husband Taylor of Houston, Hannah Meyers of Huntsville; Great...
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David Bryant Gilchriest

September 19, 1977 - February 24, 2017

David Bryant Gilchriest II, 39, of Beaumont, passed away on February 24, 2017 in Beaumont, surrounded by family and friends. David was born on September 19, 1977 in Port Arthur, Texas. Survivors include: Wife, Anna Gilchriest of Beaumont; Mother, Pamela Gilchriest of Nederland; Father, David Gilchriest and his wife Charla of Jasper; Daughter, Kayla Valka of Greersferry, Arkansas; Son, Korey...
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Billie Gay Brown

July 20, 1949 - February 24, 2017

Billie Gay Brown, 67, of Beaumont, Passed Away on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Beaumont.Survivors include: Sons, Brady Ryan Bellard, Chad Emmett Bellard; Daughters, Kammie Elaine Bellard, Jennifer Virnay Bellard, Tanja Gail Hebert; Grandchildren, Jacob James Higgins, Amber Nichole Phillips, Alexx Anthony Hebert, Chad Emmett Bellard II, Brandon Bellard, Justin Bellard, Timothy Bellard, Jacob Lane...
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Esteen Hunter

September 15, 1929 - February 22, 2017

Esteen Hunter, 90, of Beaumont, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Beaumont. Esteen was born on September 15, 1926 in Marshall, Texas to Phillip and Estella Williams. Survivors include: Son, Michael Hunter and his wife Catherine of Beaumont; Daughters, Barbara Lightfoot of Beaumont, Genevive Hunter Turner of Beaumont; Sister, Lula Mae Vaughn of Longview; Grandchildren, Kevin Turner,...
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Jeanetta Marie Booth

January 5, 1961 - February 22, 2017

Memorial Service for Jeanetta M. Booth will be held at 3:30 PM, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Jeanetta was born on January 5, 1961 in Newark, Ohio to James and Jeanetta Dunlap. Survivors include her Father, James Dunlap; Son, Jimmy Dunlap and his wife Brittney; Daughters, Carrie Booth, Bridget D'Lane Roberts; Sister, Terry Price.
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Ruth Virginia Dickinson

December 10, 1923 - February 19, 2017

Graveside Services for Ruth Virginia Dickinson will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, Texas.
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William Gary Choate

February 22, 1956 - February 18, 2017

William Gary Choate, 60, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Saturday February 18, 2017 in Beaumont. He was born on February 22, 1956 in Beaumont to his parents Godfrey O. Choate and LaRue Fischer Choate who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one brother Bobby Choate, and one sister; Darla Al-Jureidini.He loved helping people, riding his bicycle, watching wrestling...
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Arthur Fulton Mack

March 30, 1926 - February 17, 2017

Arthur Fulton Mack, Jr. was born on March 30, 1926 to Arthur Fulton Mack and Leah Babineaux Mack in Beaumont, Texas. He attended school in Fannett and graduated in 1943. His first job was with Lummus Contruction then worked for several months at the Pennsylvania Shipyard. In the spring of 1945 he went to work for Jefferson County as dump truck driver. On May 6, 1957 Fulton started his final job...
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Lynda Lea Coleman Sticker

September 25, 1930 - February 12, 2017

Lynda Lea Coleman Sticker, 86, of Port Acres passed away on Sunday February 12, 2017 in Beaumont. She was born on September 25, 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas to her parents Herbert Coleman and Mona Olive Parry Coleman who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her grandson Jay Reasons, niece LeNite Smith, and brother-in-law; Claude Ray Berwick. Lynda was a native of Port Arthur and...
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Mary Jean Davis

December 22, 1923 - February 11, 2017

Mary Jean Davis died peacefully on February 11, 2017. She was born November 23, 1923, to A. Dupree and Mary Ethel Sharp Davis in Waxahachie, Texas. She graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1941 and Abilene Christian College in 1944 and received a Master's degree in Business Education from East Texas State Teacher's College. She taught shorthand in Marfa, Texas, and then worked at the FBI...
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Tristan Eric Bamber

March 6, 1989 - February 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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Betty Ruth Dudley

August 14, 1934 - February 5, 2017

Betty Ruth Dudley, 82, a fifty-nine and a half year resident of Vidor passed away on Sunday February 5, 2017 in Vidor. Betty was born on August 14, 1934 in Orangefield, Texas to her parents Jesse Walles and Rena Marie Sonier Walles who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband;Charles D. Dudley, grandson; Ty Norvell, brother; Floyd Walles, and sister; Linda Bollman...
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Connie Franco Benlota

December 7, 1928 - February 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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Manuel Perez

September 10, 1934 - February 4, 2017

Manuel Perez Sr., 82, a sixty-one year resident of Beaumont, passed away on Saturday February 4, 2017 in Beaumont. Mr. Perez was born on September 10, 1934 in Merkel, Texas to his parents Samuel Perez and Goyita Rivera Perez who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were five brothers and two great grandchildren. Manuel was Catholic by faith and attended Cristo Rey Catholic Church in...
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Gloria Mae Rantasha

December 23, 1925 - January 31, 2017

Gloria Mae Rantasha 91, a sixty-one year resident of Lumberton passed away on Tuesday January 31, 2017 in Beaumont. Ms. Rantasha was the daughter of John Neff, Sr. and Edna Smith Neff of Mobile, Alabama and had lived in Mobile until 1935. She moved to Beaumont with her widowed mother and her three children. She was a dedicated worker for the Beaumont Enterprise and retired as the Supervisor from...
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Harry Dave Seiler

September 24, 1936 - January 29, 2017

Harry "Muffin" Seiler, Jr., 80, an eleven year resident of Village Mills, Texas coming from the Beaumont and Lumberton areas, passed away on Sunday January 29, 2017 in Woodville. He was born on September 24, 1936 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Harry Dave Seiler, Sr. and Marjorie Nita McGee Seiler who preceded him in death.Mr. Seiler was a Personnel/Safety Manager for Jacob Engineering. ...
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Shirley Janet Alexander

June 6, 1938 - January 24, 2017

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Shirley Janet Alexander will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:00a.m. in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Tony Fitzgerald presiding. Visitation will be held Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Shirley was born June 6, 1938 in Arp, Texas to Walter and Lillie Martin and entered the Gates of...
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Gordon Lee Jordan

April 18, 1927 - January 20, 2017

Gordon Lee Jordan, 89 a longtime resident of Friendswood passed away on Friday January 20, 2017 in Friendswood. Mr. Jordan was born on April 18, 1927 in Pineland, Texas to his parents Gordon Lee Jordan and Ollie Pearl Wise Jordan who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Jerry Keene.Gordon was a Baptist by faith and worked as a pipefitter for P.I.T.I./ Epic...
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Beatrice Rogers Weaver

September 3, 1920 - January 17, 2017

Beatrice Rogers Weaver, 96, of Hemphill and a forty-five year resident of Lumberton passed from this life to meet her Savior on Tuesday January 17, 2017 in Hemphill, Texas.Beatrice was born on September 3, 1920 in Sabine County, Texas to the late Miles Watson McDaniel and Ola McDaniel. She was preceded in death by her first husband; Coy Rogers, her daughter; Wanda Faye Harvill, her second husband...
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Vivian Lee Hewes

September 27, 1925 - January 16, 2017

Vivian Hewes, age 91, died on January 16, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born September 27, 1925 in Unionville, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her son, William Hewes, her parents, C.E. Anderson and Beulah "Becky" Brackin, her brother Charlie Anderson, her sister, Dean Dobbs, and her grandson, Lee BehnkeAt a young age, Vivian moved with her parents to Beaumont where she attended...
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James Clifford Wharton

June 28, 1953 - January 16, 2017

James "Jim" Clifford Wharton, 63, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 in Beaumont. Jim was born on Sunday June 28, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents George Wallace Wharton and Mary Helen Kniseley Wharton who preceded him in death. He was a Methodist by faith and attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont. Jim was employed as a Parks and Recreation...
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Alex F. Straway

August 25, 1993 - January 14, 2017

A Celebration of life service for Alex Frederick Straway will be held Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Alex was born August 25, 1993 in Newton, New Jersey to Jeffrey and Ann Marie Straway and passed away January 14, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey A. Straway and by his grandparents. Left behind to cherish...
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Mildred Stagg

September 12, 1924 - January 8, 2017

Mildred Leona Stagg, 92, of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Stagg was born on September 12, 1924 in Hampshire, Texas to Walter Robert Fischer and Eula Bell Fischer who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Fay Reginald Stagg; daughters, Juanita Stagg Johnson and Judy Stagg Fulbright and...
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Mary Ellene Miller

August 2, 1925 - January 5, 2017

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home to celebrate the life of the beloved Mary Ellene Miller, 91, of Hemphill, Texas. Mary was born August 2, 1925 in Livingston, Texas and passed away January 5, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas surrounded by her husband, son and daughter. She was a member of the Fairdale Baptist Church...
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Janie Perez Loya

June 24, 1941 - January 5, 2017

Janie Perez Loya, 75, a forty-seven year resident of Beaumont passed away on Thursday January 5, 2017 in Beaumont. Janie was born on June 24, 1941 in Beeville, Texas to her parents Vincente Perez and Victoria Saenz Perez who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her son; Vince Edward Loya, one brother, and three sisters. Janie is survived by her loving husband Ernest R. Loya of...
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Ida Mae Reese

April 24, 1930 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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Robert Arthur Castello

July 29, 1939 - December 28, 2016

Robert Arthur Castello (Buddy), 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Buddy was born on July 28, 1939 in Beaumont, Texas. A gathering will be held on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Forest Lawn Memorial located at 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas, 77703. At 1 pm, a car procession to the graveside service will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park located across...
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Kathryn Jane Crocker

April 23, 1927 - December 24, 2016

Kathryn Jane Crocker departed this life on December 24, 2016 in Lumberton, Texas. She was born 23 April 1927 to Charlie B. Cherry and Nettie Jewel Williams in Shelby County, Texas and was a Third Generation Texan. She married Johnie Crocker, Jr., Son of Johnie Willis Crocker and Sophronia Elizabeth Clark, 30 August 1947 in Beaumont, Texas. She was a retired Beaumont Independent School District...
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Carlton LeRoy Burnett

November 25, 1921 - December 24, 2016

Carlton LeRoy Burnett, 95, of Beaumont, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016. He was born November 25, 1921 in Cameron, Texas. Carlton is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Audrey Burnett; his beloved wife, Shirley Jean Burnett; his son, C.L. Burnett and by a step-son, Bruce Ellerbee. He is survived by his; daughter, Kandie Carter and husband Jeff; step-son, Deral Ellerbee and...
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Wanda Jeanne Brantley

October 11, 1939 - December 21, 2016

Wanda Jeanne (Baker) Brantley, 77, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Vidor areas passed away on Wednesday December 21, 2016 in Beaumont. Mrs. Brantley was born on October 11, 1939 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Vernon James Baker and Mary Louise Musick Baker who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her husband Cecil M. Brantley, brother; James Leslie Baker, nephew;...
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Jean Herrington

January 9, 1925 - December 20, 2016

Jean Herrington, 91, a forty-six year resident of Beaumont coming from Denver City, Texas passed away on Tuesday December 20, 2016 in Beaumont. Jean was born on January 9, 1925 in Ralls, Texas to her parents Ira James Chote and Mamie Bennett Chote who preceded her in death. She was Baptist by faith and attended Calder Baptist Church in Beaumont. Jean was homemaker who enjoyed cooking, playing...
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