Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.


1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713, United States,

Texas Funeral Service Commission License #2245

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

Al “Coach” Rabb, Jr.
February 16, 1953 - September 24, 2022

Al “Coach” Rabb, Jr., 69, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. A gathering of Coach Rabb’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2022, at St. Anne Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 30, 2022, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. All are welcome to join the family for a reception at St. Anne Parish Hall following his interment. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212 or the Blain Padgett Scholarship Fund  

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Kent Eugene Williams
April 7, 1959 - September 19, 2022

Kent Eugene Williams, 63, of Beaumont, passed Monday, September 19, 2022. He was born April 7, 1959, in Port Arthur, to Patsy Marie Manuel Williams and Robert Lynn Williams. Kent is survived by his siblings, John S. Williams and his wife, Katherine, of Silsbee; Linda C. Williams of Beaumont; Andrew Williams and his wife, Sandra, of California; Roxanne Applebee and her husband, Jay, of California; Brian J. Williams of California; nieces and nephews, Shawn Williams and his wife, Chandra; Katlyn Williams and her partner, Ken; Richard Cope and his wife, Shelly,; Tammy Cope; Aunt, Janet Doiron; service dog, Rickee; and numerous great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Patsy Marie Manuel Williams and Robert Lynn Williams. Mr. Williams’ cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, […]

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JoAnn Prince Fournier
July 1, 1938 - September 19, 2022

JoAnn Prince Fournier, 84, was born in Kirbyville, Texas on July 1, 1938, to George Lee and Gussie Gwendolyn Williams. She passed away at home on September 19, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. JoAnn graduated in 1956 from French High School in Beaumont, Texas, where she was a cheerleader. JoAnn met the love of her life, Ralph John Fournier Sr., in December of 1956; accepted his proposal after midnight mass on Christmas Day in 1957; and were married on June 21, 1958. They spent 64 beautiful years together building a family, traveling the world, and loving the Lord. A true family matriarch, JoAnn lived a full life and successfully made every effort to make each moment a memory. In her early years, she was known for many things – holding the Texas bowling record, teaching Sunday school at her home church of St. Pius X, being a member of the St. […]

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Daniel Joseph Ayres
November 10, 2000 - September 18, 2022

Daniel Joseph Ayres, 21, of Beaumont, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022. He was born November 10, 2000, in Beaumont, to Allison Moreau Ayres and Scott Jason Ayres. Daniel was an Eagle Scout in his fourth year studying Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University.  He was most passionate about God, hunting, his country, and having fun with his friends. He knew how to live life to its fullest and extracted every ounce of fun out of a moment. When he smiled, which was often, the joy he carried inside was evident. His teenage years were filled with experiencing the outdoors, from catching perch out of a drainage ditch with friends to deer hunting with his grandfather to duck hunting with his best friend and his dad.  His scouting journey included experiences of sailing the Florida Keys, backpacking the mountains of northern New Mexico, and canoeing the rivers and lakes of southern […]

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Donna Marie Mason Fox
October 27, 1960 - September 17, 2022

Donna Marie Mason Fox, RN, 61, of Winnie, died Saturday, September 17, 2022. She was born October 27, 1960, in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Mary Theresa Yuhasz Mason and Thomas Clifford Mason. Donna was a registered nurse and worked in healthcare for many years. Donna graduated from the Cape Breton Regional Hospital School of Nursing c/o 1992. Shortly after graduating, Donna took on the unimaginable task of leaving everything she had ever known, leaving all her family in Canada, packing up everything she owned along with her 2 oldest children and relocated to Beaumont, TX. Donna worked in healthcare for over 30 years. The majority of her career was spent at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, but her gypsy soul intrigued her to join the traveling nurse program for several years, which took her from Austin, TX to Wilson, North Carolina to Aloha, Oregon. The gratification she received from […]

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George Tyler Dowe, Jr.
July 29, 1963 - September 17, 2022

A Memorial Mass for Mr. Dowe will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2022, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 110 Saint Gabriel Way, McKinney.

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Ricky Vasquez
March 22, 1991 - September 14, 2022

Ricky Vasquez, 31, of Houston, formerly of Orangefield, died Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at HCA Houston Health Care Northwest, Houston. He was born on March 22, 1991, to Lori Wilson Courts and Richard Edward Vasquez, Sr., in Port Arthur. Survivors include his wife, Cláudia Soares Vasquez of Houston; mother, Lori Courts and her husband, Josh, of Orange; father, Richard Vasquez, Sr. of Groves; brother, Caleb Noble of Orangefield; sister, Caitlyn Brown of Houston; brother, Ryne Vasquez of Groves; stepbrothers, Aaron Courts of San Antonio, Ryan Courts of South Korea; and Brandon Courts of Rose City; stepsister, Lilly LeBlanc of Groves; grandparents, Carol Allen and Mike Wilson and his wife, Pattye, all of Lumberton; Yolanda Gorman and her husband, Barry, of Groves; Rick Vasquez of Groves; and Alvin Courts of Lumberton. A gathering of Mr. Vasquez’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at […]

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Gaile M. Henry, Jr.
December 7, 1944 - September 9, 2022

On Friday, September 9, 2022, Gaile “Sonny” Henry, passed from this world.  Gaile was born December 7, 1944, in San Francisco, California to his parents Gaile Maurice Henry, Sr. and Mary Jean Hoffman Henry.  The Henry’s relocated to Texas in 1945, eventually settling in Beaumont in 1952. Gaile was a 1963 graduate of South Park High School where he played baseball and basketball. Gaile attended college and played baseball at The University of Texas his freshman year and graduated with a degree in Business from Lamar University in 1968.  Following graduation, Gaile earned his CPA while interning for Haskins & Sells, and soon after began working in the family business, Beaumont Iron & Metal.  His career in the scrap metal industry spanned five decades, and under his leadership and strategic vision, Beaumont Iron & Metal served the community, providing jobs to its employees and additional revenue to many small businesses. […]

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Hector De La Rosa
May 23, 1954 - September 9, 2022

On May 23, 1954, in Beaumont, Texas, our God of all creation gave life through the birth of Hector along with his surviving twin sister, Becky. He was the only son born of Elias Olivan De La Rosa and Benigna Silva De La Rosa.  On September 9, 2022, after several years of willful determination and a strong fight battling Parkinson’s disease along with Lewy body dementia he was met with open arms by his Lord and Savior who would lead him home.  Although our hearts were broken on this morning his heart was filled with joy that he would again see his loving parents. This would be a day he would often say he was ready for and looked forward to rejoicing in. This would not have been his first battle with a serious illness in that at the very young age of 7 he was stricken with Poliomyelitis and […]

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Lou Mills
December 4, 1940 - September 8, 2022

Lou Mills, 81, of Houston, died Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Harbor Hospice House of Houston. She was born on December 4, 1940, to Mary Doan Vanover and Jack Vanover. Lou grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and spent most of her life in Texas raising her four children. She was a very strong willed and determined woman. Lou liked buying, selling, and renovating rental properties. She formed her own business in advertising and retired after twenty years. Lou enjoyed working in the yard, putting puzzles together and spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was the happiest when surrounded by those she loved. Lou will be remembered for her smile, her laugh, and her beauty. Survivors include her children, Debra Cutrona of Houston; Donna Qualls and her husband, Tom, of Lumberton; Karen Mouton and her husband, Dave, of Alvin; and Alvin Hammons of Lubbock; grandson, Chad Taylor and his […]

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Connie Jo Bobino Laird
December 22, 1963 - September 6, 2022

Connie Jo Bobino Laird, 58, of Baytown, formerly of Beaumont, died Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Memorial Hermann Northeast, Humble. She was born on December 22, 1963, to Brenda Jane Loewer Bobino and Thomas Elmer Bobino, in Beaumont. Survivors include her parents, Thomas and Brenda Bobino of Beaumont; daughters, Amber Niemeyer and her husband, Eric, of Humble and Carolyn Strawther and her husband, William, of Baytown; grandchild, Aurelia Niemeyer of Humble; sisters, Barbara Bobino of LaPorte and Bonnie Butler of Phoenix, Arizona; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members and friends who love her. A memorial service for Ms. Laird will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Rosa Annette Long Carlock
September 30, 1936 - September 6, 2022

Rosa Annette Long Carlock was born on September 30, 1936, in Belle Chase, Louisiana, to Meridy and Murtis Long. She passed from this life on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, in Pineville, Louisiana. She was a pastor’s wife, a homemaker and a member of the Texas Home Extension Club in Vidor, Texas. She lived the last 12 years in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was active in the Women’s and Small Group Ministry in the Baltimore / DC area. She moved back to Louisiana in 2021 and resided at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Monroe. She then moved to Hill Top Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she resided for three months prior to her death. She is preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; three brothers; her first grandson, Brandon Carlock; and spouse, the Rev. J. B. Carlock. She leaves behind three children, Bonnie and Thomas Cobb of Pineville, […]

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Peter Joseph Bessard
January 13, 1949 - September 6, 2022

Peter Joseph Bessard was born on January 13, 1949, in Lafayette, Louisiana to the late Beatrice Joseph and Raymond Wilbur Bessard. Peter was a mechanic for most of his life. He was also a Vietnam veteran who received the silver star for his service. He was a lovable flirt and enjoyed laughing all of the time. In the early morning hours of September 6, 2022, his life expired, but his memory lives on in Jehovah God’s memory and in our hearts. Left to cherish his memory: 3 daughters, Shamyra “Bea” (Melvin) Barry; Clarissa “Candy” Johnnie of Beaumont, TX: Nicole (Carlton) Garrison of St. Martinville, LA; 1 son Rene (Selena) Bessard of Kaplan, LA; his older brother, Daniel (Margaret) Bob of Lafayette, LA; his sister, Donna Hilstock of Port Arthur, TX; aunts, Merlin Joseph and Mable Chae of San Francisco, CA; 12 grandchildren, Ki’Anna, Ki’Andre, Jamal, Kaydance, Jazmine, Tamia, Kirsten, Angel […]

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Joseph Lynn Rutledge
November 12, 1946 - September 6, 2022

Joseph Lynn Rutledge, 75, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, September 6, 2022. He was born on November 12, 1946, to Mabel Snider Rutledge and Hardy S. Rutledge, in Beaumont. Joseph worked as a crop duster mechanic with M&M Air Service. He was a very talented model airplane builder and avid fisherman. Survivors include his brother, Leroy Rutledge and sisters, Alene Gallier and her husband, Ray “Buddy”, Dorothy Evans, and Snow Reed, all of Beaumont; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nephews and nieces, great-great-nephews and nieces, and step grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Betty Louviere, Hellen Mitchell, Patricia Ann Rutledge, and Doris Hickman; and brothers, Hardy Rutledge, Jr., George Rutledge, Earl Douglas Rutledge, and Jackie Rutledge. A gathering of Mr. Rutledge’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through […]

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Mary Alice Wolf
February 18, 1956 - September 4, 2022

Mary Alice Wolf, age 66, residing in Lumberton Texas, passed away on September 4, 2022. She passed away peacefully with both her sons, her sister, her brother-in-law, and her niece by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Lee Wolf and Amy Theresa Wolf. She is survived by her sons, Jeremy Chatagnier and Greg Achord; sister, Lynette Fulfer; grandchildren, Kyndal Chatagnier, Christian Chatagnier and Kadence Penry; and her great-grandson, Maddox Michalk. Mary was born in Port Acres Texas on February 18, 1956 and grew up in Port Arthur, Texas.  She attended Thomas Jefferson High School and was a lifelong resident of South East Texas. She was loved and will be missed by many as everyone knew her as Mimi. We love you Mimi. Miss Wolf’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions can […]

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Alan Heald
May 4, 1952 - September 4, 2022

Alan Heald, 70, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 4, 2022, at College Street Healthcare Center, Beaumont. He was born May 4, 1952, in Dallas, to Betty Jean Odom Heald and Francis Leon Heald. Alan was an amazing artist and loved nature and his cats dearly. He was a loner but so loving. Alan worked at Ennis Hospital for twenty years and as an EMT. He made polymer clay art themed in nature and would use pieces from nature, but only if they had already fallen on the ground. Alan also made pottery. He had a dry sense of humor, loved his family, and was a good friend and kind spirited. All of his artwork was donated to Lamar University, and they are going to have a showcase of his work at a later date with Artists of Southeast Texas at Lamar University. Survivors include his mother, Betty Jean Heald of […]

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Sharon Mason
September 22, 1949 - September 3, 2022

Sharon Mason, 72, of Sour Lake, died Saturday, September 3, 2022. She was born September 22, 1949, in Rochester, New Hampshire, to Dorothy Lillian Lawson Foss and Kenneth Albert Foss. Sharon’s nicknames were “Sam”, “Hun”, and “The Crafty Lady”. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, and make crafts. She raised an amazing family, all of which will miss her dearly. Sharon was a devoted wife and mother with many talents. She made sure that every holiday was recognized in a grand fashion as her children were growing up which is being carried forward in their families.  Among her talents Sharon was a gourmet cook, seamstress, and really good with crafts. In the 70s her skills with crafts earned her the CB handle of “The Crafty Lady” by the local react team in Windham, NH. Each year the Christmas tree was decorated with handmade ornaments that represented events that occurred throughout […]

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Trudy Dry
May 30, 1923 - September 2, 2022

Trudy Dry, 99, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 2, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. Trudy was born in May of 1923 to parents Elizabeth and Lewis, and raised in the small mining town of Trojan, South Dakota. She enjoyed roaming the Black Hills of South Dakota along with her brother Robert, and sister Thelma Marjorie, both who preceded her in death. She graduated from Lead High School at age 18, married her high school sweetheart, Carlton (Cottie) Dry in 1942 and worked as a secretary until the beginning of WW11. They lived in Casper after the war years and began to raise their family of 5 children: Diane, Ronald, Randle, Gary, and Nancy. After 21 years in Casper, the family relocated to Beaumont, Texas when Cottie was transferred to the Mobil Refinery. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband in the late 1970s, after which she stood strong […]

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Mary Nell Lopez
February 17, 1932 - September 2, 2022

Mary Nell continued the Lopez legacy of passing in September at the age of 90. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family after a year and three-month battle with cancer. Mary Nell was born in Bessmay, Texas and moved to Beaumont in 1940. She graduated high school from St. Anthony’s in 1949. She attended Hotel Dieu Hospital Nursing Program, where she graduated in 1952 as an RN and was a member of their alumni. She had a long career in nursing starting at Baptist Hospital and then moving to Public Health for the State of Texas and City of Beaumont, retiring from both. She was the recipient of many awards throughout her long career. Her faith was always the biggest part of her life. She was involved in several organizations such as; Legion of Mary, Altar Society, CYO Advisor/Sponsor, taught CCD, Eucharistic Minister, member of Cathedral ladies, Catholic […]

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W.R. Young, Sr.
February 20, 1921 - September 1, 2022

W.R. Young, Sr., 101, of Beaumont, died Thursday, September 1, 2022. He was born February 20, 1921, in Orange, to Lillian Walker Young and Robert Francis Young. W.R. worked at Mobil Oil for over forty years. He was in the United States Army Air Corp and served in World War II. W.R. is survived by his son, W.R. Young, Jr., of Beaumont; daughter, Janice Marie Kattawar of Houston; grandchildren, Justin, Daniel, and Rebecca Young, Shelli LeBlanc, Sarah Kattawar, Sumer Inman; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and numerous other family members. He is preceded in death by his wife, May Rose Broussard Young. A gathering of Mr. Young’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, […]

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Ilse Elisabeth Fleischmann
June 9, 1950 - August 30, 2022

Ilse Elisabeth Fleischmann of Silsbee, Texas transitioned peacefully at the age of 72 on August 30, 2022. Ilse is preceded in death by her parents, Vitus and Amalie Fleischmann, and siblings Horst Fleischmann and Margarethe Wirth. She is survived by her daughter, Leila Lorenz of Silsbee, and granddaughter, April Campbell and her husband Devan, of Lumberton. Born on June 9, 1950 in Mainsondheim, Germany, Ilse upheld a long and successful career and a life filled with many lifelong friendships over the years. She became a single parent to an only daughter, although with an abundance of help from close family. Later in life, Ilse would take trips to America to visit with her daughter once married and moved away, and eventually her grandchild. Upon retirement she chose to migrate to America where she could live out the rest of her life doing her favorite thing, spending time with her precious […]

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Thomas Wayne Myers
December 19, 1938 - August 27, 2022

Thomas Wayne Myers, 83, of Fannett, died Saturday, August 27, 2022. He was born on December 19, 1938, to Nannie Neal Myers and John Morris Myers, in Camden, and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Donna Myers; children, Buster Myers of Fannett; Jason Myers and his wife, Kathryn, of Omaha, Nebraska; Christa Hernandez and her husband, Pedro, of Crystal Beach; Lori Myers of Lady Lake, Florida; and Kyle Myers of Austin; grandchildren, Bryleigh Myers, Kelby Myers, Logan Myers, Mackenzie Myers, Lacie Thoms, Colton Thoms, Brianna Hernandez, and David Hernandez; sister, Cecile Lamb; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Betty Moseley and Shirley Nelson; brothers, Wally Myers and Morris Neal Myers. A memorial service for Mr. Myers will be held at a later date. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of […]

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Hersey J. Granger
April 3, 1930 - August 27, 2022

Hersey J. Granger, 92, of Winnie, died Saturday, August 27, 2022. He was born April 3, 1930, in Mamou, Louisiana, to Odette and Duese Granger. Everyone that knew him loved him. He was quiet, but always smiling. One of his favorite things to do was dance. He loved his gardens. His favorite show was Gunsmoke. He worked and retired from Central Freight Lines after 31 faithful years. Survivors include his daughter, Nora Granger Douglas, of Winnie; sons, Rickey D. Granger and wife, Louise, of Porter; Wesley A. Granger, of Vidor; special friends, Peggy Trevathan and Bill Barth; grandchildren, Larry Webb, Jr.; Jamie Webb and wife, Melanie; Jody Webb; Richard Granger; Dottie Nieto and husband, Jessie; Shiloko Granger; Jana Belvins; Wesley Granger; Joni Young and husband, Dustin; Brandon Granger and wife, Brittany; and Lacey Granger; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, L.J. Leon James Granger and wife, Debbie, of Lake Charles; and […]

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Alan Theodore Sheppard “Ted”
July 12, 1933 - August 27, 2022

Alan Theodore Sheppard “Ted”, age 89, passed away peacefully at home in Beaumont, Texas, on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Ted was born July 12, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Alan William Sheppard and Gertrude Werntz. There, he attended Germantown Academy and excelled academically and athletically. He went on to attend Yale University on academic scholarship and graduated with honors in 1955. Ted is preceded in his death by his parents and his wife, Mary. Ted married the love of his life, Mary Monaghan, on May 9, 1959. They raised four sons together, traveled all over the world together, and were married for 55 years. Ted was a civil engineer by trade and considered by colleagues to be a pillar within the steel erection industry. He was a dear friend of the Iron Workers, Union Contractors, as well as the steel industry in general. He never officially retired and was working with Union Steel […]

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Dewey V. Chance
November 11, 1940 - August 26, 2022

Dewey V. Chance, 81, of Beaumont, died Friday, August 26, 2022. He was born on November 11, 1940, to Mae Bell Ferguson Chance and Vessie Ray Chance, in Jasper, and was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his children, Lynda Massingill and her husband, Joel, of Honey Island; Stacie Rhodes and her husband, Scott, of Dayton; Rickey Chance and his fiancée, Angie Bellah, of Mineola; and Shelly Pharis and her husband, Richard, of Elkhart; brother, D.L. (Daniel) Chance; grandchildren, Amanda Ward, Lindsey Jackson, TJ Massingill, Justin Tabor, Paige Pharis, Andrea Etcheverry, Shane Rhodes, Shelbie Rhodes, Brooke Chance, and LaLia Biggs; great-grandchildren, Zachary Tatom, Hailey Foxworth, Landen Foxworth, Natalie Foxworth, Case Hazelwood, Addison Massingill, McCoy Jacob, Hattie Tabor, Elanor Anderson, and Noah Escalante; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Doyle Chance and Kermit Chance; and late wife and mother of his […]

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Dawn Meaux
December 29, 1969 - August 26, 2022

Dawn Meaux, 52, of Beaumont, died Friday, August 26, 2022, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born December 29, 1969, in Beaumont, to Kathie Eaves. Dawn is survived by her husband, Robert “Tank” Meaux; daughters, Marley Meaux and Courtney Spears; son, Matthew Meaux, all of LaBelle; and brother, Shane Hart, of Vidor. A graveside service for Mrs. Meaux will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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Roy Douglas Gonzalez
March 30, 1968 - August 24, 2022

Roy Douglas Gonzalez passed away on August 24, 2022, at the age of 54. He was born on March 30, 1968, the eldest child of Roy and Margaret Gonzales. He was an avid hunter and loved hunting anything and everything. Doug started hunting at a young age with his dad and passed his love for hunting to his sons. His happiest days were at the deer lease with his dad and sons.  Anyone who knew him, knew his pride and joy were his two boys. He enjoyed watching both boys play his favorite sport – golf. Doug is survived by his wife, Tina Wells Gonzalez; sons, Tyler Gonzalez and Hunter Gonzalez; stepson, Jacob Wells; stepdaughter, Jessica Wells; parents; sisters, Kay Walker (Slate), Julie Artaza (Nicolas), Christy Gonzales; brothers, Gregory Gonzales; nephews, Christian Walker and Nicolas Roy Artaza; and nieces, Caroline Walker, Julianna Artaza and Ava Artaza. He is preceded in death by his nephew, […]

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Grace Evelyn McCown
June 17, 1942 - August 21, 2022

Grace Evelyn McCown, 80, of Fannett, died Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, Groves. She was born June 17, 1942, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Carrie Miller Foux Thibodeaux and Louis Thibodeaux. Grace is survived by her husband, Jerry Dale McCown, of Fannett; sons, Jerry Dale McCown, Jr., of Fannett and Donald Wayne McCown of Nederland; sister, Linda Durmon of Rose City; Pat Seamens of Lake Charles; Angela Newell of Moss Bluff; Romona Holman of Moss Bluff; grandchildren, Kristin Wilson of Clarksville, Arkansas; Shyanne McCown of Sulphur, Louisiana; Hunter McCown of Nederland; Dylan McCown of Nederland; Michael Dale McCown of Winnie; great-grandchild, Kaylee Wilson of Clarksville, Arkansas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. She is preceded in death by her son, Tommy Dale McCown; daughter, Carrie Kristine McCown; and daughter-in-law, Tamara McCown. A gathering of Mrs. McCown’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. […]

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Sylvia Woolwine Herring
February 6, 1954 - August 20, 2022

Sylvia Woolwine Herring, 68, of Vidor, died Saturday, August 20, 2022. Mrs. Herring was born February 6, 1954, in Laurel, Mississippi, to Vallie Bellow Woolwine and Woody Woolwine, Sr. She grew up in Vidor, TX and was a graduate of Vidor High School. For many years, she worked as a bookkeeper for Waldman, Smallwood & Grossman Law Firm where she was not only an invaluable asset to their team but a cherished friend to Mr. Waldman, Mr. Smallwood, Mr. Grossman, and their families. She co-owned and operated Vidor’s Merle Norman cosmetics with her sister Diane for over 25 years, where she had many wonderful clients who became close friends. She went on to spend her later years working alongside her husband Terry in their commercial flooring business, Custom Flooring. Sylvia was a devoted wife and mother, a loving sister, a caring Nana, and a generous friend to everyone in need. […]

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Charles “Charlie” Pierce
August 22, 1935 - August 18, 2022

Charles “Charlie” Pierce, 86, of Beaumont, died Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Collier Park, Beaumont. He was born August 22, 1935, in Beaumont, to Zella Mae Phillips Pierce and Fred Pierce. He was a 60 year member of IBEW local 2286 in Beaumont. He worked as a Journeyman electrician for 37 years. As his children grew older he was involved in Little League as an umpire and with a local Boy Scout troop. He always enjoyed listening to his old country music records (especially the music of Roy Acuff and the Dobro playing of Oswald Kirby) and working in his shop. Charlie was very involved with the First United Methodist Church in Beaumont. He was active in the Beaumont Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy. He also helped with many Habitat for Humanity builds over the years. The biggest joy of his later life was watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow […]

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