Our Obituaries

Ruth Virginia Dickinson

December 10, 1923 - February 19, 2017

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

February 22, 1956 - February 18, 2017

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

March 30, 1926 - February 17, 2017

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

September 25, 1930 - February 12, 2017

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

December 22, 1923 - February 11, 2017

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

March 6, 1989 - February 9, 2017

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

August 14, 1934 - February 5, 2017

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

December 7, 1928 - February 5, 2017

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

September 10, 1934 - February 4, 2017

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

December 23, 1925 - January 31, 2017

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

September 24, 1936 - January 29, 2017

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

June 6, 1938 - January 24, 2017

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

April 18, 1927 - January 20, 2017

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

September 3, 1920 - January 17, 2017

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

September 27, 1925 - January 16, 2017

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

June 28, 1953 - January 16, 2017

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

August 25, 1993 - January 14, 2017

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

September 12, 1924 - January 8, 2017

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

August 2, 1925 - January 5, 2017

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

June 24, 1941 - January 5, 2017

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

April 24, 1930 - January 4, 2017

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

July 29, 1939 - December 28, 2016

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

April 23, 1927 - December 24, 2016

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

November 25, 1921 - December 24, 2016

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

October 11, 1939 - December 21, 2016

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

January 9, 1925 - December 20, 2016

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

February 8, 1920 - December 20, 2016

Marguerite Lemieux, 96, of Beaumont, passed away on Tuesday December 20, 2016 in Round Rock, Texas. Mrs. Lemieux was a self- employed antiques salesperson. She was born on February 8, 1920 in Beaumont, Texas. Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband; Norman William Lemieux, and son; Lance Norman Lemieux.She is survived by her son; Michael Lynn Lemieux and wife Sue of Dripping Springs,...
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Josephine G. Davis

July 30, 1925 - December 17, 2016

Josephine Davis, 91 a lifelong resident of Beaumont, passed away on Saturday December 17, 2016 in Beaumont. Mrs. Davis was born on July 30, 1925 in Loeb, Texas to her parents Lovan "Tyne" Hamshire and Elizabeth Ainsworth Hamshire. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-plus years Wayne Davis, six brothers; Ike, James, Frank, Leon, Johnny, Louie, five sisters; Eva, Vicey, Vinnie,...
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Barbara Lee Mitchell

December 4, 1939 - December 15, 2016

Funeral services for Barbara Lee Mitchell will be held Monday, December 19, 2016 at 2:00p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Barbara was born December 4, 1939 in San Diego, California to Lee and Thelma Abney and passed away December 15, 2016 in Silsbee, Texas. Barbara is survived...
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Rosa M. Sturrock

April 22, 1925 - December 14, 2016

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Rosa Myrle Sturrock will be held Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. John Neesley officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00a.m. Monday, December 19, 2016 and last until the start of the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Rosa was born April 22, 1925 in Mount Vernon,...
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Jesse Trevino

June 28, 1935 - December 11, 2016

Jesse Trevino, Sr., 81, of Beaumont passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Beaumont. Jesse was born on June 28, 1935 in Port Arthur, Texas to Dorotheo and Maria Trevino who preceded him in death. Jesse was catholic by faith and attended St. Pius X Catholic Church in Beaumont.Jesse is survived by son, Jesse Trevino, Jr. and wife Donna of Lumberton; daughters, Teresa Rawlinson and husband...
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Jackie Carolyn Knobloch

October 10, 1940 - December 10, 2016

Jackie Carolyn Cansler Knobloch of Beaumont, wife of H. Guy Knobloch, passed away Saturday December 10, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas. Jackie was born Thursday October 10, 1940 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luella Rouse Cansler and Jack Emory Cansler of Beaumont and her brother, William LLoyd "Bill" Cansler, also of Beaumont. She is survived by her loving...
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Steven Gregory Thomas

May 2, 1955 - December 10, 2016

Steven Gregory Thomas, 61 of Beaumont, passed away on December 10, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born on May 2, 1955 to Helen Faye Barrett of Oakdale, LA and Gordon Evans Thomas of Frostproof, FL. He has been a longtime resident of Beaumont and Lumberton. Steven was an Independent Industrial Contractor for many years. He really enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson road king when he could...
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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

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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