“MORE THAN 125 YEARS OF TIME HONORED VALUES”
A Family Concern
In the late 1800's, Alex Broussard, owner of A. Broussard Livery Stable, opened the first funeral parlor in Southeast Texas. That first wood framed parlor was soon replaced by a large brick facility in downtown Beaumont which still stands today. Later, the family firm moved to a large, stately home at the corner of Calder Avenue and Forest Street. In 1958, they moved to one of their present locations in a quiet neighborhood on McFaddin in Beaumont.
Continuing Our Traditions
In this age of constant corporate funeral home buyouts and takeovers, families find comfort in knowing there is still a family owned and operated firm with five generations of compassion, continuity, and dignity. The Broussard family feels strongly about their traditions and their family's obligation to maintain both the high standards of excellence in service and their ability to serve the entire community by always keeping their services affordable.
Thurman Curtis Hollingshead, 86, of Nederland, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022. He was born February 6, 1935, in Devers, Texas to Thula Shaw Burwell and Jesse Dennis Hollingshead. Survivors include his children, Carol Ann Luce, of Nederland; Sheila Lynn Meece and husband, Joseph; and Vonda Kay Hollingshead, of Port Neches; grandchildren, Clarissa Luce; RayAnne Luce; Vanna Ball; Casey Hearne; Audrey Hollingshead; and James Hollingshead Baker; great-grandchildren, Riley Crawford; Chandler Taylor; Gus Crawford; Layla Taylor; and Idona Dever. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thula and Jesse and siblings, Albert Hollingshead; Jesse Hollingshead; Eugene Hollingshead; Lavada Elender; Thula Thurman; Freddie McReynolds; and Delbert Hollingshead. A gathering of Mr. Hollingshead’s family and friends will begin 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 31, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made […]Read More
James Toler, Jr.
James Thomas Toler, Jr., 87, of Nederland, died Tuesday, January 25, 2022. He was born May 6, 1934, in Longview, to Dot Davis Toler and James Thomas Toler, Sr. James was a United States Army veteran and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Nederland. He retired from Bayer, Orange after twenty-two years of service as a mechanical engineer. Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Doretha “D.D.” Toler, of Nederland; daughters, Linda Herring and husband, Bill, of Vivian, Louisiana; Valorie Casey, of Webster; Paula Cunningham, of Boerne; and Karen Mullins and husband, Keith, of Buna; sons, Johnny Bruton and wife, Debbie, of Shreveport, Louisiana; James T. Toler III and wife, Traci, of Richmond; Michael Toler and wife, Sandy, of Rockwall; and Scott Toler and wife, Angelique, of College Station; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Christy Benton; sister, Janell Stone; […]Read More
Darwin C. Hodge, 89, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born September 22, 1932, in Mora, Louisiana, to Hazel Abigail Hillman and Ottis Bethel Hodge. Darwin retired from Star Enterprise in 1994 after forty-three years of service. He was a dedicated member of Memorial Church of Christ, Port Arthur. Darwin loved to work with his hands, and he adored spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Jessie Hodge, of Port Neches; children, Larry Hodge and wife, Elizabeth, of Village Mills; Dennis Hodge and wife, Tracy; and Stanton Hodge and wife, Treva, all of Port Neches; niece, Barbara Ann Piatti and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Charlie Hodge; Holly Hoyler and husband, Andrew; Deanna Hodge; Samantha DeVillier and husband, Jacob; Weston Hodge; and Walker Hodge; great-grandchildren, Delilah Hodge and Benjamin DeVillier; and numerous nieces, nephews, […]Read More
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“The funeral director, Steve Cooper, is very kind, sensitive to every need, and very professional. He is as good as I have ever seen. He and his staff made everything as easy as it could have possibly been.”