Our Obituaries

Willis Gary Ellison

August 13, 1933 - December 3, 2016

Funeral services for Willis Gary Ellison will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:00a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Willis was born August 13, 1933 in Fitzgerald, Georgia to Sam and Julia Ellison and passed...
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La'Mari Renee Gibson

July 13, 2016 - December 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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La'Mari Renee Gibson

July 13, 2016 - December 2, 2016

Funeral services to celebrate the life of La'Mari Renee Gibson will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2016 at 11:00a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 9:00a.m. Burial will be held following the funeral service in Magnolia Cemetery. La'Mari was born July 13, 2016 in Alexandria, Louisiana and became an Angel in Heaven December 2, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas. ...
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James Fred STEPHENS

August 5, 1941 - November 28, 2016

Services celebrating the life of James Fred "Jimmy" Stephens will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday December 4, 2016 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas. The services will be conducted by the Reverend Richard Coward. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.Jimmy passed away November 28, 2016 and was a longtime resident of Clairmont Nursing Home in Beaumont. This...
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Eleanor Blair Heil

January 17, 1924 - November 24, 2016

Eleanor Blair Heil, a sixty plus year resident of Beaumont, coming from Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday November 24, 2016 in Richmond, Texas.Eleanor was born on January 17, 1924 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania to her parents David Scott and Elizabeth Kiernan Blair who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband; Paul Heil, son; Edward Heil, two brothers, and five...
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Anna Belle Lewis

December 31, 1918 - November 21, 2016

Anna Belle Lewis of Vidor passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 31, 1918 in a house boat on the Sabine River to Morris and Evelyn (Borel) Barrilleaux, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 69 years, Jack; two sisters, Shirley Hinson and Inez Schommer. Anna was a sixty year resident of Vidor and...
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Charles Harold Tribes

January 20, 1950 - November 20, 2016

Charles Harold Tribes, 66, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Vidor areas, passed away on Sunday November 20, 2016 in Vidor. Charles was born on January 20, 1950 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Harold and Margarette Courts Tribes who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother; Bert Courts, and grandson; Justin Tribes.Charles was a Baptist by faith and attended...
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James Allen Huddleston

January 14, 1937 - November 18, 2016

Funeral services for James Allen Huddleston will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 1:00p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, November 21, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. James was born January 14, 1937 in Longview, Texas to Jessie Burney Huddleston and Eva Lois Newsom-Huddleston and passed...
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Devin Chase Tyler

January 8, 1991 - November 17, 2016

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

August 19, 1956 - November 15, 2016

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

August 6, 1931 - November 14, 2016

Funeral services for Betty Darlene Neely will be held Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:00a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Batson with Pastor Carlton Bailey officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 9:00am and lasting until the service time of 11:00a.m. at the church. Betty will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas. ...
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Frank Aurelle Noble

June 4, 1936 - November 13, 2016

Funeral services for Frank Aurelle Noble will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Frank was born June 4, 1936 in Beaumont, Texas to Frank E. Noble and Aurelle Jones Noble...
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Robert McNathan Reese

October 11, 1942 - November 13, 2016

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

January 29, 1936 - November 11, 2016

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

September 3, 1948 - November 7, 2016

Odis Charles Rutledge, Sr. 68, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont, Vidor areas, and of Orange passed away on Monday November 7, 2016 in Beaumont. Mr. Rutledge was born on September 3, 1948 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Samuel C. and Modelle Perkins Rutledge who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother; Sam Rutledge, one sister; Joan Gilbreath and her husband Mike,...
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Kenneth Lynn Franklin

October 31, 1948 - November 4, 2016

A Celebration of Life Service to honor Kenneth Lynn Franklin will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will also be hosting a celebration of life service at the Hood Mortuary Chapel, November 25, 2016 at 1:00p.m. in Durango, Colorado with Chaplin Earl Caudill officiating. Kenneth Lynn Franklin was born October 31, 1948 in Orange,...
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Elsie Allen Hodges

March 9, 1931 - November 4, 2016

Funeral services for Elsie Allen Hodges will be held, Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:00p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Elsie was born, March 9, 1931 in Beaumont, Texas to Boyd and Irene Allen and passed away...
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Martin Padilla

February 3, 1939 - November 3, 2016

Funeral services for Martin Padilla, Jr will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. He was born February 3, 1939 in Beaumont, Texas to Martin Padilla, Sr and Guadalupe Medina and passed...
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Raymond Hitson Mahan

November 11, 1930 - November 2, 2016

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

May 5, 1976 - October 27, 2016

Robert Klinger Hess, IV, 40 of Vidor, passed away on Thursday October 26, 2016 in Vidor. Robert was born on May 5, 1976 in Athens, Georgia in Clarke County to his parents Dr. Robert Klinger Hess, III and Susan Russell Hess. He lived in Vidor for three years and ten months coming from Phoenix, Arizona and was a cashier for Wal-Mart in Vidor. He was preceded in death by his father; Dr. Robert...
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Paula V. Purdom Finch

March 23, 1953 - October 27, 2016

Funeral services for Paula V. Purdom Finch will be held Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2:00p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Paula was born March 23, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas to Billy Howard Purdom and Idell N. Neal...
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Myrtle Faye Baxter

December 4, 1932 - October 20, 2016

Funeral services for Myrtle Faye Baxter will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1:00p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor David Millner officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Myrtle was born December 4, 1932 in Rosedale, Texas to Robert...
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Maurlene Jeanine Knupple

December 5, 1933 - October 20, 2016

Maurlene Jeanine Knupple, 82, of Beaumont, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Beaumont. Maurlene was born on December 5, 1933 in Bayside Texas to Maurice and Allene Luker. She was a member of Major Drive Church of Christ and worked part time at Johnsons Wholesale Florist.Survivors include her husband, William B. Knupple of Beaumont; sons, Keith Knupple and his wife Barbara of Beaumont,...
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Wayne Monroe Ruggles

April 23, 1930 - October 18, 2016

Wayne Monroe Ruggles, 85, of Vidor, Texas passed away October 18, 2016 in Vidor, Texas. Wayne was born April 23, 1930 in Severy, Kansas to Claude Ruggles and Jessie Shearer-Ruggles. He was a life-long resident of Vidor, TX and a devoted member of Grace Bible Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Ruby Lucille and by his niece, Rose Peveto. Wayne is survived by his...
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Viola Huddleston

June 23, 1939 - October 17, 2016

Viola Lucretia Huddleston of Silsbee, Texas and formerly of Beaumont, Texas passed away October 17, 2016 in Silsbee, Texas. She was born in Beaumont, Texas to Thomas Houston Anderson and Ruby Blume-Anderson on June 23, 1939. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Viola is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Those left behind to treasure her memory are her...
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Michael Perry Hess

August 25, 1970 - October 16, 2016

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

October 15, 1931 - October 12, 2016

Judith Eisenberg Bernstein, 84, passed away October 12, 2016 in Austin, TX. She was born on October 15, 1931 in Cleveland, OH to Ben and Rose Eisenberg. Judith spent her youth in McAllen, TX before moving to Beaumont where she ran her businesses and raised her family. Following her daughter's death in 1980, Judith moved to New Orleans 1982-1985 then to Austin in order to live closer to her family...
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Ruby June Ramos

November 12, 1931 - October 11, 2016

Ruby June Axson Ramos passed away at her home on Tuesday October 11, 2016. She was a native of Damascus, Virginia and moved to Texas in the 1950's. The daughter of Robert and California Mae Moorefield Axson was born November 12, 1931 the youngest of four sisters. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband; Ralph L. Ramos, son Robert A. Krenek, and grandson James Norris, Jr. She is...
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Donna J. Sherrick

June 13, 1944 - October 10, 2016

Donna Jo Lemmon Sherrick, 72, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Lumberton areas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday October 10, 2016 at 7:02 p.m. in her home in Lumberton. Donna was born on June 13, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Howard "Tommy" and Doris Scott Lemmon who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her husband; Ellis Jay Sherrick. Surviving...
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Kristy Michelle Roggenkamp-Adams

September 9, 1982 - October 6, 2016

A Celebration of Life Service for Kristy Michelle Roggenkamp-Adams will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11:00a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Kristy entered the Gates of Heaven October 6, 2016, after a long battle with cancer which she fought so selflessly and courageously. She was born September 9, 1982 in Galveston, Texas to David and Belinda Roggenkamp. Kristy will be...
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John Keith Evans

August 31, 1947 - September 26, 2016

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

September 27, 1977 - September 22, 2016

Funeral services for Yolanda Luna will be held Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11:00a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Father Luis Urriza presiding. Rite of Christian Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. with the recitation of the Rosary being held at 7:00p.m. Yolanda was born September 27,...
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Betty Jo Matkin

January 26, 1929 - September 22, 2016

Funeral services for Betty J Matkin of Winnie, Texas will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Monday, September 26, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Betty was born January 26, 1929 in Paris, Texas to Johnny and Hattie Lawhon and was escorted through the Gates of Heaven by her loving husband, Robert...
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Mary Frances PARMLEY

October 31, 1919 - September 18, 2016

Funeral services for Mary F Parmley will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:30pm. Mary was born October 31, 1919 in Beaumont, TX to James and Novelle Boykin and entered the Kingdom of Heaven September 18, 2016 in Groves, TX. Mary lived in Beaumont until her heath failed her and relocated to Nederland, TX so...
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Claiborne Franklin Russum

January 25, 1921 - September 17, 2016

Claiborne Franklin Russum, 95, a seventy-five year resident of Beaumont passed away on Saturday September 17, 2016 in Beaumont. Mr. Russum was born on January 25, 1921 in Smith County, Mississippi to his parents Charles Floyd and Dena Ethel Eady Russum who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his wife; Velma Russum, son; Robert Wayne Russum, two sisters Jewel Gudz, Morette Long,...
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Terry Wayne Herring

March 8, 1967 - September 15, 2016

Terry Wayne Herring, Jr, 48, of Wheatridge, CO peacefully passed away at the Lutheran Medical Center of Wheatridge, Colorado on September 15, 2016 after losing his courageous battle with cancer. Terry was born March, 8 in Indianola, Mississippi to Sandi Luster and Terry Wayne Herring, Sr. He was a resident of Wheatridge, Colorado for the past two years. Prior to moving to the beautiful mountain...
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Anthony S. Kojak

November 14, 1956 - September 15, 2016

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

January 16, 1933 - September 13, 2016

Carrol Marie Hayes, 83, a sixty-year resident of Beaumont coming from Warren, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2016 in Beaumont.Mrs. Hayes was born on January 16, 1933 in Possum Trott, Alabama to her parents Leonard and Agaitha Henderson Smith, who preceded her in death.Also preceding her in death were her step-mother; Claudia Smith, husband; Curtis H. Hayes, three sons; Curtis L....
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Mary Sue Wheeler

May 19, 1930 - September 11, 2016

Mary Sue Wheeler, 86, of Hemphill, Texas and former sixty-five plus year resident of Beaumont passed away on Sunday September 11, 2016 in Hemphill. Mary was born on May 19, 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana to her parents Sylvester and Nellie Hood Hedges Sr., who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were two brothers and two sisters. Mary was a Baptist by faith and a homemaker who...
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Robert Lee BORDELON

November 11, 1938 - September 10, 2016

Funeral services for Robert Lee Bordelon will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Father Andy presiding. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, September 12, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Robert was born November 11, 1938 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Fabian and...
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Vincent Robert Reyes

September 28, 1975 - September 5, 2016

Vincent Robert Reyes, 40, of Beaumont, passed away on Monday September 5, 2016 in Beaumont. Vincent was born on September 28, 1975 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents, Moses Robert and Stella Jimenez Reyes. He was preceded in death by his mother; Stella Jimenez Lopez recently in August.Vincent is survived by his father; Moses R. Reyes, grandmother; Mary Jimenez, brother; Andrew Mark Reyes, sisters;...
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LaWarren S. Matthew

June 7, 1934 - September 4, 2016

LaWarren Matthew, 82, of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Beaumont. She was born on June 7, 1934 in Center, Texas to Dewey and Donnie Strawn. LaWarren was a devoted housewife and a lifelong resident of Beaumont. She is preceded in death by her husband, David E. Matthew, Jr.; son, Richard Allen Attra; and grandson, John Jason Attra. Survivors include her daughter, Tina...
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Edna Radke

November 6, 1927 - September 3, 2016

Funeral services for Edna Radke will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at6 1PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to funeral services with Keith Underhill presiding. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Edna was born November 6, 1927 in Orange, Texas to Emmitt and Marie Griffith and passed away September 3, 2016 in McCrory, Arkansas. Edna is preceded in death...
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Welton Lee Marshall

September 2, 1943 - September 2, 2016

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

September 22, 1933 - August 29, 2016

Patricia Ann Henderson, 82, of Baytown and former resident of Beaumont, passed away on Monday August 29, 2016 in Baytown. Patricia was born on September 22, 1933 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Arthur Preston and Alberta Cones Graves who preceded her in death. She worked as a self-employed broker in the real estate field and was member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont. Mrs....
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Bertha Nell Lane

November 20, 1922 - August 23, 2016

Bertha Nell Lane, 93, a fifty-eight year resident of Beaumont, passed away on Tuesday August 23, 2016 in Beaumont. Mrs. Lane was born on November 20, 1922 in Wausau City, Florida to her parents, David Lee and Carl Miller Taylor who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her husband John C. Lane, Sr., and one daughter; Josephine Tupper. Bertha worked at local convenience stores and...
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Gerald L. Barnhart

March 31, 1921 - August 20, 2016

Gerald L Barnhart, 95, of Bevil Oaks, passed away on August 20, 2016. He is survived by 5 children, Barbara Korn, Penny Bass, Roger Barnhart, Greg Barnhart and his wife Sandi and Cindy Corkran, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.He retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel and from DuPont and MW Kellogg. He is preceded in death by his wife of 74 years Catherine...
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Stella J. Lopez

June 27, 1948 - August 15, 2016

Stella Lopez, 68, of Beaumont passed away on Monday August 15, 2016 in Beaumont. She was born on June 27, 1948 in Wharton, Texas to her parents Eulolio Jimenez and Mary Aguilar Jimenez. Stella was preceded in death by her father Eulolio Jimenez. Stella was a graduate of the 1967 class from South Park High School. She was a cosmetologist and along with her sister owned and operated Stella and...
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Alton James Hawthorne

February 20, 1928 - August 15, 2016

Alton "A.J." James Hawthorne, 88, a resident of Beaumont for eighty years passed away on Monday August 15, 2016 in Nederland. A.J. was born on February 20, 1928 in Livingston, Texas in Polk County to his parents George and Bessie Myers Hawthorne who preceded him death. Also preceding him in death were his wife Joy Hawthorne, two sons; Dennis Hawthorne, Roddy Hawthorne, and daughter Sandra...
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George Ann LaGrappe

September 8, 1937 - August 6, 2016

George Ann LaGrappe, 78, of Beaumont, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016. She was born September 8, 1937 in Beaumont, Texas to George Horace and Alta Ann Branham.George Ann volunteered at the McFaddin-Ward House for 28 years. She was devoted in her service to the museum, logging in the largest number of hours of any volunteer on record. George Ann served in numerous positions on the...
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Marie Maschek Dickson

August 13, 1926 - August 5, 2016

Marie Louise Maschek Dickson, born in Beaumont, Texas August 13, 1926, passed away quietly early on the morning of August 5, 2016. She was the beloved only child of O. H. and Laura Sutton Maschek, and the wife of William Steinman Dickson for 59 years until his death.Marie leaves behind one son, Richard Lee Dickson, and his wife Cindy; daughters Carole Dickson Handley and Grace Marie Dickson. She...
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Edward Earl Jones

June 30, 1944 - August 3, 2016

Edward Earl Jones, 72, of Conroe, TX, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Rehab Center in The Woodlands, TX, of natural causes. Born on June 30, 1944 in Galveston, TX to Earl Ernest and Carrie Lou Holmes Jones. Edward attended the Buffalo, TX, public schools. Married once to his life long love, Patricia Nell Compton Jones on November 26, 1964 in Houston, TX, until the day he passed...
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Danny Wayne Allen

June 18, 1960 - August 2, 2016

Danny Allen, 56, of Bridge City, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in Bridge City. Danny was born on June 18, 1960 in Port Arthur, Texas to Buford and Rose Allen. He worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for the last 17 years. He was a 1979 graduate of Bridge City High School. Danny loved Drag Racing and anything Nautical. His favorite quote was "To Thine Own Self Be True"...
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Brandon Michael Lopez

January 17, 1997 - July 23, 2016

Brandon Michael Lopez, 19, of Beaumont, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Livingston. Brandon was born to Arthur and Melissa Lopez in Austin, Texas on January 17, 1997. He was a 2015 graduate of Westbrook High School. Survivors include his parents, Arthur & Melissa Lopez of Beaumont; grandparents, Eloisa Sanders of Beaumont, Martin Sanchez of Sinton, Rosie Lopez of Clearlake,...
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Jimmie R. Prothro

June 15, 1928 - July 23, 2016

Jimmie R. Prothro, 88, a ten year resident of Whitehouse, Texas coming from Beaumont, passed away on Saturday July 23, 2016 in Tyler. Jimmie was born on June 15, 1928 in Geneva, Texas to her parents Henry Earl and Ruth Dean King Reeves who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her husband John Tomas Prothro and one brother. Surviving Jimmie are her son; John Gary Prothro,...
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Frankie Lee Hundley

September 27, 1923 - July 23, 2016

Frankie Lee Hundley, 92, of Beaumont, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at her home in Beaumont surrounded by her family. She was born on September 27, 1923 in Doucette, Texas to Clarence and Flora "Annie" Richardson. Frankie was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 71 in Beaumont, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard...
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Dorothy J. Cothern

October 6, 1939 - July 22, 2016

Dorothy Jean Cothern, 76, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 in Beaumont. Dorothy was born on October 6, 1939 in McComb, Ms. to Nathaniel and Annie Welch. Survivors include her loving husband Bobbie Cothern; sons, Gary Cothern & his wife Carol of Stephens City, Virginia, Fairley Cothern & his wife Peggy of Vidor; daughter, Gwynn Cothern Nash of Lumberton; Grandchildren,...
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Burma Ketterer

April 16, 1943 - July 19, 2016


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Eloise Newell

November 26, 1934 - July 18, 2016

Eloise Strickland (Davis) Newell, 81, of Beaumont, passed away on Monday July 18, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mrs. Newell was born in Tenaha, Texas in 1934. She retired from the Texas Attorney General's office after a rich and varied career as an Administrative Executive. Eloise was active in serving the community for many years in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority,American Cancer Society Chili...
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Alelah Fay Mitchel

February 2, 1935 - July 14, 2016

Alelah Fay Mitchel, age 81, of Beaumont died Thursday, July 14, 2016. A native and lifelong resident of Beaumont, Fay Mitchel was born February 2nd, 1935 to Zelda A. Scarborough and Alfred Herman Mitchell. She is a retired RN from St Elizabeth Hospital after more about 18 years in the ICU unit. Fay loved to be with her family and sewing for her grandchildren. Her faith was her strength as...
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Jeane Kuebodeaux

June 4, 1930 - July 14, 2016

Dorothy Jeane Kuebodeaux, 86, of Beaumont, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Keller, Texas. Jeane was born in Edgerly, Louisiana, on June 4, 1930. She lived in Beaumont for over sixty years and spent the last four years in Rockwall and Keller, Texas. Jeane was Office Manager of Beaumont Typewriter & Supply for more than twenty years. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed...
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Ira Lee Henderson

April 7, 1929 - July 13, 2016

Ira Lee Henderson, Jr. "Sonny", 87, of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2016 in Baytown. He was born on April 7, 1929 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Ira Lee Henderson, Sr. and Nonie Lampley Henderson. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son; Rick Henderson. He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Patricia Ann Graves Henderson. Also surviving are granddaughter;...
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Jamie Allan Foxworth

June 24, 1976 - July 13, 2016

Jamie Allan Foxworth, 40, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2016 in Beaumont. Jamie was born on June 24, 1976 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Linda Rothrock Foxworth and Kenneth Foxworth.Jamie is survived by his mother; Linda Foxworth of Beaumont, father; Kenneth Foxworth and wife Vickie of Mauriceville, brother; Jeremy Foxworth and wife Melissa of Tomball,his...
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Helen Molly Guidry

January 7, 1936 - July 11, 2016

Helen Molly Guidry, 80, a fifty-four year resident of Sour Lake, passed away on Monday July 11, 2016 at her residence in Sour Lake. Helen was born on January 7, 1936 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Charlie and T.V. Graham Matula who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John "Buddy" Matula and Charlie Matula. She was Methodist and a fifty plus year member of the...
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Chee Lee Wall-Monds

January 7, 1916 - July 9, 2016

Chee Lee Wall Monds, secure in her faith, went peacefully to her heavenly home Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the age of 100. She was a resident of Pelican Bay Assisted Living Community in Beaumont, TX. She was a long time employee of Jefferson County where she worked at the Court House as head of the Printing Department. After retirement, she moved back to her hometown of Kirbyville, TX. Wanting...
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Flossie McCauley Davis

July 10, 1929 - July 4, 2016

Flossie McCauley Davis, 86, of Kountze, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at her home. She was born on July 10, 1929 in Beaumont, Texas. Preceding Flossie in death were her loving husband, James L. "Stinky" Davis, Sr.; her parents Capt. Marion Oscar and Helen Pauline McCauley; sisters, Annie Mae Wilson, Maxine Williamson, Ida Mae Paskett, Thelma Dailey Brown; brothers, Bobby...
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William Jackson Melvin

October 15, 1924 - June 30, 2016

William Jackson Melvin, 91, a resident of Beaumont and the Beaumont Colony areas for over seventy years passed away on Thursday June 30, 2016 in Beaumont.Mr. Melvin was born October 15, 1924 in Okaloosa, Florida to his parents Teab and Gladys Sanford Melvin who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Dorothy Melvin, three brothers; Leo Melvin, Elton...
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Mary Alice Savant

December 1, 1947 - June 28, 2016

Mary Alice Savant, 68, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, passed away on Tuesday June 28, 2016 surrounded by her family at her home in Beaumont. Mary was born on December 1, 1947 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Birchman and Mary Bergeron Bourque who preceded her in death. She was a Catholic and attended Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Beaumont. Mary was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling...
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Dorothy Jean Trevino

November 10, 1941 - June 13, 2016

Dorothy Jean Trevino, 74, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Monday June 13, 2016 in Beaumont. Dorothy was born on November 10, 1941 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Jule and Hazel Virginia Cornell Hidalgo who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. She was a homemaker for most of her life and also worked at the Piccadilly Cafeteria in...
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Joseph Sanders

November 6, 1928 - June 9, 2016

Joseph "Poppa Joe" Sanders passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 on Pleasure Island. Poppa Joe was born on November 6, 1928 in Derry, Louisiana to Osbey and Mable Sanders. He was a Butcher and retired from A&P, Market Basket, and H.E.B. food stores. The family will receive friends at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 4 PM until 6 PM. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM...
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R.G. Chesson

January 24, 1930 - June 8, 2016

R.G. "Gene" Chesson, 86, of Bevil Oaks, left his earthly home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Gene was born January 24, 1930, to Virginia Hargraves Chesson and Stanford Chesson. Most of his childhood years were spent traveling throughout Texas and Louisiana, following the drilling rigs with his parents and sister. In the mid 1940's his family settled in South Park where he...
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Jack Ira MARTIN

June 23, 1928 - June 5, 2016

Jack Ira Martin passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 87 in Lumberton, Texas, June 5, 2016. Jack was born in Beaumont, Texas on June 23, 1928 to Ernest and Era Martin. Jack was a lifetime member of North End Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas since the early age of 6 years old where he became a Christian by accepting Christ as his Savior. Jack met the love of his life and lifetime...
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Hugh Melvyn Whynot

November 12, 1938 - June 4, 2016

Hugh Melvyn Whynot, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Born in Beaumont, Texas on November 12, 1938, he moved to Houston, Texas in 1970. He began his career as an electrician and was a member of the IBEW for over 50 years. He was a devoted, loving husband, a caring father, and a really cool grandfather. He enjoyed grilling, fishing, cooking, Cajun food, repairing bicycles...
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Margaret Mary Ann LeBlanc

October 2, 1935 - June 4, 2016

Margaret Mary Ann Trahan LeBlanc was born on October 2, 1935 in Elton Louisiana and at age 80 passed away on June 4, 2016. She was a graduate of the Louisiana School for the Deaf in 1956 where she was a competitive swimmer. She was a longtime resident of Southeast Texas since 1961. She was employed as a kitchen assistant at Lamar University and a custodian at BISD and Sunoil Co. for many years....
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Walter Gene Tinkle

November 30, 1931 - June 2, 2016

Walter Gene Tinkle, 84, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Thursday June 2, 2016 in Beaumont. He was born on November 30, 1931 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Jack and Rosa Pearl Goff Tinkle who preceded him in death.He was a Baptist and attended Rosedale Baptist Church in Beaumont during the earlier years of his life. He served as a United States Army veteran during the Korean...
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Claire Claire Hooper

March 26, 1965 - May 30, 2016

Claire Hooper, 51, died unexpectedly on May 30th. A tireless advocate of stem cell therapy and clinical research, Claire worked until the end to promote patient choice, and for the rights of people and their doctors to make treatment choices free from arbitrary government restrictions and control.Before becoming disabled, Claire worked for several years as the SAT prep teacher at Central High...
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Dolores E. Brocato

October 26, 1934 - May 30, 2016

Dolores Brocato, 81, of Beaumont died Monday, May 30, 2016. She was born on October 26, 1934, in Beaumont, TX, to Jhovita Estros Brocato and Sam Brocato, Sr. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1954, graduated from Lamar Business College and began her career working for the Reed Co. in Beaumont, then moved to Houston where she operated Brocato Secretarial and Bookkeeping Services, setting...
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Roy Frank Herrington

October 4, 1943 - May 25, 2016

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

June 13, 1923 - May 22, 2016

Evelyn Grace Payne, born on June 13th, 1923 in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Daughter of Albert ("Spot") and Agnes Cormier, lived in Port Acres, Port Arthur, Texas. Evelyn was married to Woodrow Wilson Payne, Sr. Evelyn has one half sister, Zelda Caine. Evelyn is preceded by her husband Woodrow W. Payne, Sr., two brothers, A.J. and Robert (Lobby) Cormier and two sisters, Edith Kara and...
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Martha Lou Mack

May 1, 1925 - May 19, 2016

Martha Mack a seventy-two year resident of Beaumont coming from East Texas earned her angel wings on Thursday May 19, 2016. Left behind to celebrate her amazing life is her devoted husband of seventy-two years; Fulton Mack, her daughter Sherry Derrick and husband Archie of Houston, daughter-in-law; Linda Crosby Mack of Lumberton, son-in-law; Ron Ellis of Fannett. NaNa is also survived by ten...
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Donald Kent Croom

September 5, 1941 - May 15, 2016

Donald Kent Croom, 74, a resident of over forty years from Sour Lake coming from the Nederland area, passed away on Sunday May 15, 2016 at his residence. Donald was born on September 5, 1941 in Lafayette, Louisiana to his parents Archie and Mary Broussard Croom who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his daughter; Donnell Maryan Croom, two brothers; Douglas Pennell and George...
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Opal Gray

November 30, 1925 - May 12, 2016

Opal Juanita King Gray, of Vidor, died on 12th day, 2016. Opal was born November 30, 1925 in Timpson, TX. She was a long time resident of Vidor, and was a member of the United Methodist Church.Opal spent much of her adult life caring for her special needs son, David. Pursuing her passion for ensuring those with special needs received quality care and development, she was a long-standing board...
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Charles Ronald Green

May 12, 2016

Charles Ronald Green, age 79, died on May 12, 2016. Ronny was born on January 2, 1937, in Abilene, Texas and raised in Water Valley, Texas, to Harold & Hazel Green, who preceded him in death, as did his brother, Kenneth Green, who passed away last November.He attended Texas A & M University, as well as Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. After college, Ronny joined the Army,...
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Shirley Ann Bolen

May 14, 1937 - May 11, 2016

Shirley Ann Bolen was born on May 14, 1937 a coalminer's daughter in the hills of Killarney, West Virginia. She came into this world the third oldest of six brothers eight sisters to her parents Roy and Eva Tucker. "Annie" as she was called by most family and friends was a light in the lives of so many. Her positive attitude and beautiful smile is what led her to meet and marry Ronald C....
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Rosendo R. Jimenez

February 29, 1928 - May 9, 2016

Rosendo Jimenez Sr., of Wharton, Texas, was born on February 29, 1928 and passed away on May 9, 2016. Rosendo is survived by his wife, Josefa Jimenez; daughter, Elvira Hebert and husband Joe Hebert; son, Rosendo Jimenez, Jr. and wife Juanita Jimenez; grandchildren, Richard Guzman, Steven Guzman, and Elizabeth Jimenez; great-grand child Matthew Guzman; brothers and sisters -in-law; and numerous...
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Margaret Helen Peveto Kyte

July 8, 1920 - May 8, 2016

Funeral Services for Margaret Helen Peveto Kyte, 95, of Beaumont, will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Dave Meadows officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Margaret was born on July, 8, 1920 in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1938 where she was on the Royal Guards Drill Team. Margaret joined...
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Wanda Lee Jones

February 18, 1923 - May 7, 2016

Wanda Lee Jones, 93, of Toledo Village at Toledo Bend, died May 7th, 2016, at Rayburn Health care and Rehabilitation Center, Jasper, Texas.She was born in Texarkana, Arkansas, 1923, the oldest of seven children, daughter of Ida Lee and Vernon C. Polk. Wanda was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed knitting, volunteer work , arts and crafts, country music and traveling.Wanda was a member of Toledo...
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Mark Edwin Smith

February 3, 1959 - May 3, 2016

Mark Edwin Smith 57, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, passed away on Tuesday May 3, 2016 in Beaumont. Mark was born on February 3, 1959 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Edwin and Anita LaCour Smith. He was preceded in death by his father Edwin Smith. He was Christian and attended Church Alive in Lumberton. Mark was an iron worker for Gulfco. During his spare time he enjoyed life outdoors,...
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Jack F. Holton

November 27, 1928 - April 28, 2016

Jack Felder Holton, retired teacher after 29 years at Forest Park High School passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the age of 87 in Alvin, Texas. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on November 27, 1928 to Walker Felder Holton, Jr. and Ellou Younger Holton. Jack is survived by his son, Todd A. Holton and his wife Pat of Alvin; grandchildren, Dr. Kevin Todd Holton and his wife Carrie of Mission...
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Johnnie O'Edith Davis

May 1, 1940 - April 24, 2016

Johnnie O'Edith Davis, 75, of Dickinson, passed away on April, 24, 2016, at her residence. She was born on May 1, 1940, to Roger and Juanita Davis in Center, Texas. Survivors include her children, Roger Davis, John Davis, Lisa Reynolds and Edie Poland. She was affectionately known as "Honey Bear" to her ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She had a special nephew...
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Lena Mae Rutledge

December 29, 1921 - April 24, 2016

Lena Mae Rutledge, 94, of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday April 24, 2016 in Beaumont surrounded by her family. Lena was born on December 29, 1921 in Jennings, Louisiana and became a lifelong resident of Beaumont. She was Church of Christ and attended South Park Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Gladis LeGros Gaspard, husband, Earl L. Rutledge, Sr., two sons; Earl...
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Marsha Irene TUTTLE

September 23, 1936 - April 14, 2016

Marsha Irene Tuttle, 79, of Beaumont, died Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was born on September 23, 1936, to Clarence and Gladys Tyree in Port Arthur. Survivors include her daughter, Taryn Corley of Mauriceville. Grandson: Josh Corley and wife Lauren, of Vidor. Grand-daughter: Kaysha Moore, of Mauriceville. Great-grandchildren: Camren and Adison, of Huffman, Blaiz, of Mauriceville and Asher, of...
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Tommie Lee WRIGHT

April 26, 1923 - April 14, 2016

Tommie Lee Wright was born April 26, 1923 in San Augustine, TX. She died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the age of 92. She lived in Beaumont 71 years. She worked as a secretary for over 20 years for Ridgewood Church of Christ. Before that she owned a beauty salon and was a hairdresser for over 20 years. She was a faithful member of Ridgewood Church of Christ since 1963. She is survived by her three...
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Dovie Dell Sanders

March 29, 1932 - April 11, 2016

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

November 18, 1928 - April 11, 2016

James Henry Beggs, III, of George West, Texas, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 in George West. James was born in Beaumont Texas on November 18, 1928. He worked for 39 years at Mobile. Survivors include daughter, Julie Cobb Eilers and her husband Carl of Kingsbury, TX; Brother, Bill Beggs and his wife Linda of Sour Lake; Sister, Patricia Beggs of Boca Raton, Florida; Grandchildren, James...
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Louis Joseph Deslatte

December 28, 1923 - April 10, 2016

Louis was born December 28, 1923, in New Iberia to the late Felix Deslatte and Clarise Broussard Deslatte, and was one of twelve children. He passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at his residence with his family. Mr. Deslatte moved to Port Arthur in 1925 and graduated from Thomas Jefferson in 1941. He joined the Army Air Force in 1942, and served as an aerial engineer staff...
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Missy Jiminez

August 2, 1964 - April 9, 2016

Melissa Lynn "Missy" Jiminez, 51 of Vidor, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Missy was born in Nederland, Texas on August 2, 1964.Survivors include: Mother, Sharon Traylor of Vidor; Father, Floyd Jiminez, Sr. and his wife Dianna of Crowley; Daughter, Tara Davis of Grand Prairie; Sons, Jarred Jiminez of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, James Davis and his wife Tina of Grand Prairie;...
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Helen Fry Goza

May 16, 1920 - April 8, 2016

Helen Fry Goza, 95, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Vidor areas, passed away on Friday April 8, 2016 in Vidor. Helen was born on May 16, 1920 in Shoals, Arkansas to her parents Charles and Stella Housley Fry who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband; Thomas Benton Goza, one son; Thomas Wesley Goza, two brothers, seven sisters, one grandson and one...
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Ella Mae Reed

February 16, 1943 - April 8, 2016

Ella Mae Reed, 73, passed away April 8, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Beaumont, Texas.Ella was a longtime resident of Beaumont. She proudly graduated from South Park High School and retired from Gulf States Utilities after many years of service. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her devoted husband David Lee Reed, father, Clyde Hall and mother, Odetta Youngblood Hall. Those...
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Johnnie Lou Wright

December 13, 1937 - April 7, 2016

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