Our Obituaries

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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Charles Thomas FULTON

August 23, 1929 - April 6, 2016

Charles Thomas Fulton, age 86, passed on to be with our Lord on April 6, 2016. Charles has been a native of Beaumont, Texas since January of 1953. He was born in his grandparents' home in Alto, Texas on August 23, 1929. He was raised on a farm in the community of Barsola. Charles attended Barsola Grammar School and Wells High School where he graduated in 1950. He was a wise man, with extreme...
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Jean Dolores McDill

March 21, 1928 - April 5, 2016

Jean McDill, of Houston was born March 21, 1928 in Charlotte, Georgia and made her transition on April 5, 2016.She is predeceased by her husbands, Ray McDill and Louis Broussard, and son Gary McDill. She is survived by her three children, Linda McDill and partner Stuart Goswick of Santa Fe NM, Dana McDill Edwards of Houston and Dan McDill and wife Penny, seven grandchildren, Hannah, Sarah,...
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Cheryl Lynn Bowers

March 14, 1964 - April 4, 2016

Cheryl Lynn Bowers of Lumberton, TX died on April 4, 2016. Cheryl was a 1982 graduate of Lumberton and retired in 2009 after 21 years with the FBI in Houston. She returned to Lumberton where she was care for by June Jenkins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Henry & Joy Bowers and A.C. & Joyce Southern, her mother Diane Bowers, and her uncle Ronald Southern. Cheryl is...
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James Luther Carre

September 24, 1940 - April 4, 2016

James Luther "Luke" Carre, 75, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, passed away on Monday April 4, 2016 in Beaumont. Luke was born on September 24, 1940 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Batiste and Agnes Mattsen Carre who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one brother and one sister. He was member of Meeker Baptist Church in Beaumont. Luke worked for the Biehl Company as a...
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David Lee Reed

December 26, 1939 - April 3, 2016

David Lee Reed, 76, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his residence.David was a longtime resident of Beaumont. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Mr. Reed graduated from Lamar University. Mr. Reed retired from OxyChem in Beaumont where he worked as a Maintenance Manager among other roles.Mr. Reed is preceded in death by his parents, Cleo Reed and Estine, brothers, Christopher and...
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Wayne Allen Boswell

August 14, 1938 - March 31, 2016

Wayne Allen Boswell, 77, of Willis, passed away on March 31, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas. Wayne was born in Kermit Texas on August, 14, 1938 to Owen and Llewellyn Boswell. He was an active member of Conroe Church of Christ. Survivors include his loving wife Lindalyn "Lynn" Boswell; Sons, Wayne Allen Boswell, Jr., Kurtis Lynn Boswell, Tommy Hougesen; Brother, Gary Boswell; Sister, Sue Rutledge;...
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Lucille Frances Brunet

January 7, 1925 - March 31, 2016

Lucille Frances Brunet, 91, of Beaumont, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 in her home. Lucille was born on January 7, 1925 in Nicholson, Georgia to her parents Pet Ebenezer Crawford and Annie Myrt Adams Crawford who precede her death. Lucille was a member of the Fraternal Order of The Eagles Lodge # 116, VFW and Eastern Star of Beaumont. She loved to play bingo and the slot machines....
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David E. Matthew

February 17, 1935 - March 29, 2016

David E. Matthew, Jr., 81, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, passed away on Tuesday March 29, 2016 in Beaumont. David was born on February 17, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents David Ezekiel Matthew, Sr. and Josephine Davenport Matthew who preceded him death. Also preceding him in death was one step-grandson John Jason Attra. He was a Project Manager for DuPont Chemicals, Inc. and various...
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Patricia Lee DuBose

July 24, 1928 - March 22, 2016

Patricia Lee DuBose, 87 of Dallas, formerly of Beaumont, TX went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Dallas. Pat was born on July 24, 1928 in Beaumont to Teddy B. Lee and Willie Mae (Huff) Lee. She graduated with the class of 1946 at Beaumont High School, attended TWU for a year, and then returned to Beaumont and continued her studies at Lamar.Patricia was a beautiful ballet and tap...
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Doris Alida Jones

June 3, 1928 - March 17, 2016

Doris Alida Jones 87 of Vidor, TX. passed away Thursday March 17, 2016 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX.She was born on June 3, 1928 in Port Arthur, TX. to Richard and Alida Beckham.Doris was a loving mother, grandma and aunt.She was preceded in death by her parents Richard Ellis Beckham and Alida Bernadette Beckham, sister Louise Burleigh, brother Richard ( Dickey ) Beckham, Jr. and daughter...
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Mary Lida Stafford

February 14, 1928 - March 11, 2016

Mary Lida Stafford, 88, of Kingwood, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 in her home. She was born February 14, 1928 to her parents James Ettle Pattillo and Essie Rowena Bryant Pattillo who proceed her in death. Mary was a church going proud Texan who was always willing to lend a helping hand and enjoyed life. She worked as a Telephone Operator from 1945 to 1950. Mary spent 67 happy years as a...
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Mary Delicia Bridges

May 6, 1973 - March 9, 2016

On Wednesday, March 9th 2016, with her loving family by her side, Mary Delicia Bridges went home to be with the Lord. Mary was born May 6, 1973 in Beaumont, TX to Elizabeth Bridges and the late Rogers Bridges. She graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School in 1994. She was preceded in death by her father Rogers Bridges. Her grandparents Louis Lewis, Dora Broussard Lewis, Moses Bridges and...
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Sarah L. Griffin

June 16, 1933 - March 1, 2016

Sarah Lauraann Griffin, 82, of Beaumont, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Beaumont. Sarah was born June 16, 1933 in Center, Texas to her parents Charlie DeFee and Ruby Pauline White DeFee who preceded her in death. She is also proceeded in death by her husband Harold Griffin and son Jack Joseph May. Sarah is survived by her son James Griffin and his wife Carrie of Nixa, Missouri, daughter...
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Roy Simeon Black

December 18, 1937 - February 29, 2016

Roy Simeon Black, 78, of Beaumont, passed away on Monday February 29, 2016 in Beaumont. Mr. Black was born December 18, 1937 in Newhill, North Carolina to his parents Simeon and Frances Black who preceded him in death. He was a Correctional Officer for the State of Texas, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a United States Air Force veteran. Roy is survived by his loving wife; Ima Black, sons; John...
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Marguerite June Parrish Behar

June 1, 1918 - February 25, 2016

Marguerite June Parrish Behar, 97, a lifelong resident of Sour Lake passed away on Thursday February 25, 2016 in Sour Lake. Marguerite was born on June 1, 1918 in Sour Lake, Texas to her parents Walter Fletcher and Ida Belle Yount Parrish. At the age of five she moved into Sunny Side which is now a historical landmark. She was preceded in death by her parents. Marguerite was married to Harold...
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Celestine Hebert Smith

December 4, 1923 - February 22, 2016

Celestine H. Smith, 92, passed away peacefully in Beaumont, Texas on Monday February 22, 2016. Celestine was born in Nederland, Texas on December 4, 1923 to William and Rosemond Hebert who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her husband; John L. Smith and daughter; Robin Collazo. She was a graduate of the Class of 1941 from South Park High School in Beaumont and then attended...
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Gay Martin McKinley

September 25, 1925 - February 20, 2016

GAY MARTIN McKINLEYGay Martin McKinley, 90 of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016, at home. He was born September 25, 1925 in Beaumont, to Arthur McKinley and Eunice Rollins McKinley. He was a resident of Beaumont until 4 years ago when he and his wife, Ruth, moved to Lumberton to be near their son and daughter-in-law.Gay graduated from South Park High School in 1943 and attended...
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Dorothy M. Weatherly

March 26, 1930 - February 16, 2016

Dorothy Ward Weatherly, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Mrs. Weatherly was born in Nacogdoches but moved to Henderson at an early age. After graduation from Henderson High she attended Kilgore Junior College and Stephen F. Austin University where she earned her Master's in Speech and Music. She was a school teacher in Fort Worth, at Beaumont High, Lamar...
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Grady Carlton Willingham

November 20, 1940 - February 14, 2016

Grady "Carl" Willingham, 75, a 40 year resident of Orange coming from Jacksonville, Florida went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Grady was born on November 20, 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida to Grady P. and Florence Blong Willingham who preceded him in death. Also preceding Grady in death were his step-mother Maude Willingham, his brother, Kenneth Willingham, his...
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Novice Marguerite Stout

November 14, 1921 - February 13, 2016

Novice Morris Stout passed away peacefully at the Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the age of 94. She was always focused on how she could serve others. Her love which she freely gave was constant, a source of light and strength to all of us. She is survived by her three children Becky (Alton) Cryer, Karen (Darrell) Hartman and Alden Stout; 13 grandchildren...
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Isaac Newton Fisher

April 19, 1922 - February 13, 2016

Isaac Newton Fisher born April 19, 1922 passed away February 13, 2016. He was ninety- three. His visitation will be Monday February 15, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2016 10:00 am at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Ruth Marie Whitman, McKeller Fisher, in 2005; his mother,...
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Sadruddin Keshwani

May 14, 1954 - February 11, 2016


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Patricia Ann Day

February 4, 1945 - February 10, 2016

Patricia Ann Lozano Day, 71, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Vidor areas, passed away on Wednesday February 10, 2016 in Beaumont. Patricia was born on February 4, 1945 in Beaumont, Texas to her parents Joe and Lucille Garcia Lozano who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one brother; Arthur Lozano, two sisters; Mary Lozano Martinez, and Ruth Lozano. She worked as the ...
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Jack Russell Cook

July 4, 1923 - February 7, 2016

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

November 3, 1923 - February 1, 2016

Zelma Rae Broussard Wilson was born November 3, 1923 and passed away peacefully February 1, 2016. Zelma was born in Beaumont, Texas to Katy Rae Rial Broussard and Thomas M. Broussard. She lived in New Iberia, Louisiana for a short time and moved back to Beaumont. Zelma attended French High School, where she met her husband Sam H. Wilson. They married in 1942. Throughout their married life, Sam...
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Webster James Bergeron

October 11, 1956 - January 27, 2016

Webster James Bergeron, Jr., 59 of Port Acres, TX, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. He was born October 11, 1956 in Mobile, Al, to Webster James and Aline Bergeron, Sr.Webster is preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Faye Bergeron; his father, Webster "James" Bergeron, Sr.; his mother; Aline Carraway Bergeron; and his brother, Darryl Bergeron, Sr.;...
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Lonnie David Taft

January 9, 1949 - January 25, 2016

Lonnie David Taft, 67, formerly a lifelong resident of the Orange and Port Arthur areas, passed away on Monday January 25, 2016 in Floresville. Lonnie was born in Orange, Texas on January 9, 1949 to his parents Joseph E. and Gloria Harrington Taft, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death are his step-mother; Frances Taft, brother; Glenn Anthony Taft, and sister; Cynthia Rach. He...
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Willie E. Horelica

October 5, 1919 - January 25, 2016

Willie E. Horelica, 96, a sixty-one year resident of Beaumont, passed away on Monday January 25, 2016 in Beaumont. He was born on October 5, 1919 in Tavener, Texas in Fort Bend County to his parents Steve and Julia Vecera Horelica, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his wife of seventy-four years; Willie Mae Horelica, two brothers and one sister. Willie is survived by two...
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Helen Novaline Davis

September 26, 1915 - January 24, 2016

Helen Novaline Davis, 100, of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016. She was born on September 26, 1915 in Orange, Texas to her parents John Desra and Novaline Stephenson Kellogg who preceded her in death. Helen is survived by her son, Paul Davis and wife Patricia of Beaumont; daughter, Glenda Cooper of Beaumont; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Graveside services...
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Larry Dean Jeanis

October 9, 1960 - January 23, 2016

Larry Dean Jeanis, 55, of Vidor, passed away January 23, 2016 in Vidor. Larry was born on October 9, 1960 in Beaumont to Charles and Mary Jeanis. He lived in Vidor since he was 11 years old and graduated from Vidor High School in 1979. Larry was a huge Dallas Cowboys and University of Texas Football fan. He was a proud member of Pine Forest Baptist Church where he loved singing in the choir...
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Carol Jean Wylie

April 1, 1940 - January 20, 2016

Carol Jean Wylie, 75, of Beaumont, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. She was born on April 1, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas to her parents George H. Tompkins, Sr. and Inez J. Savoie Tompkins who preceded her in death. Carol is survived by her sons, James Michael Bradford of Vidor, Charles Daniel Bradford of Beaumont and Rudy Harrison Bradford of Port Arthur; brothers, Rubin Tompkins of...
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Roberta L. Cole

November 1, 1930 - January 14, 2016

Roberta "Bobbie" Cole, 85, a lifelong resident of Beaumont and former twenty-year resident of Town Bluff, passed away on Thursday January 14, 2016 in Beaumont. Bobbie was born on November 1, 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana to her parents Robert and Fredia Clemens Adams, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband; Roy H. Cole, Jr. and brother; Robert Elton Adams. Bobbie...
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Patricia Ann Laramore Wise

February 12, 1934 - January 12, 2016

Patricia Ann "Pat" Laramore Wise, 81, a seventy-four year resident of Beaumont, Texas, having moved here from Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida, passed away on Tuesday January 12, 2016 in Beaumont. Pat was born on February 12, 1934 in Miami, Florida to her parents Angus "Larry" and Bessie Stubbs Laramore who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was a daughter; Rhonda Kay Wise, and...
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Johnny Alford Redmond

November 3, 1932 - January 8, 2016

Johnny Alford Redmond, 83, of Beaumont, passed away on Friday January 8, 2016 in Beaumont. He was born on November 3, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to his parents Willie and Evia Miller Redmond who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his wife; Martha L. Redmond. Surviving Johnny are a host of good friends who took care of him the last few years.Johnny was a machinist with Gulf Coast...
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John Homer Cline

January 10, 1922 - January 7, 2016

John Homer Cline, 93, of Beaumont, passed away on January 7, 2016, in Beaumont. John was born on January 10, 1922, in East Liverpool, Ohio to Lemuel and Margaret Cline. John was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Roberta Olive Cline; brothers, Lawrence Cline, Lewis Cline; sisters, Rosemary Ibbs, Juanita Cline, Esther Smallwood. He was a member of Northwood Christian Church in...
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Charles Raymond Cason

November 27, 1953 - January 3, 2016

Charles Raymond Cason, Jr., 62, of Austin, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Charles was born on November 27, 1953 to Charles Raymond Cason, Sr. and Ruth LeBlanc Cason. He is survived by his sister Caren Childs. A visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
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Kimberly Ann Castleberry

December 15, 1972 - January 3, 2016


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Lera Nell Wenner

March 3, 1931 - January 2, 2016

Lera Nell Wenner, 84, of Beaumont, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2016 in his home. She was born on March 3, 1931 in Gordo, Alabama to her parents J.W. Bobo and Mattie Lee Oakley Bobo. Lera is survived by her daughters, Margaret Noland of Beaumont and Cindy Garriott of Mauriceville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, William Noland and Timothy Noland and great...
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June Marie Christoffers

September 20, 1925 - January 2, 2016

June Marie Christoffers, 90, a forty-five year Beaumont resident coming from Oregon, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016, at her home.Born September 20, 1925, in Toledo to Kenneth and Clara Nichols, June is preceded in death by her husband Harold "Hap" Christoffers; son Robert Christoffers; three brothers, two sisters, niece, and nephews.June was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing,...
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Wendall Lee White

February 6, 1955 - December 31, 2015

Wendall Lee White, Jr. 60, of Beaumont, passed away on Thursday December 31, 2015 in Beaumont. He was born on February 6, 1955 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Wendall Lee White, Sr. and Yvonne Palmer White. He was preceded in death by his mother; Yvonne Palmer White. Wendall was an Orthotic Specialist for many years of his life. He often said he was a lucky man to be able to go to work and do...
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Sicilia Head

August 7, 1928 - December 29, 2015


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Michelle Elise Cormier

August 20, 1976 - December 20, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX.
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Ira O'Neil Humphries,

March 20, 1921 - December 17, 2015

Reverend Ira O'neil Humphries, Sr. 94, a lifelong resident of Beaumont passed away on Thursday December 17, 2015 in Beaumont. He was born on March 20, 1921 in Timpson, Texas in the Wedgeworth Community to parents Thomas Jefferson and Inez Welch Humphries who preceded him in death. Also preceding in death were his wife of sixty-two years; Susie Ann Humphries, son; Ira O. Humphries, Jr., daughter;...
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William Shirley Blackman

November 23, 1921 - December 17, 2015

Mr. William S. Blackman, 94, passed away December 17, 2015 at his home in Newnan, GA. He was born in Maplewood, Missouri on November 23, 1921 to the late William Hayes Blackman and Mary Elizabeth Blackman. His family moved to the Beaumont, TX area in 1928 where he lived in the surrounding area until 2006. Mr. Blackman enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served honorably in the South...
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Catherine Desmarais Kunz

November 30, 1955 - December 17, 2015

Catherine Desmarais Kunz, 60, of LaBelle, passed away on Thursday December 17, 2015 at her residence. Catherine was a resident of the Beaumont area for thirty-four years coming from Alabama. She was born on November 30, 1955 in Mobile, Alabama to her parents, The Reverend Camille and Marjorie Desmarais who preceded her in death. Catherine attended St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Beaumont....
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