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Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

Charles Bruno
August 4, 1942 - May 26, 2022

Charles Bruno, 79, of Beaumont, died Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. Mr. Bruno’s arrangements are pending under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont 409-866-3838

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Hilda Mae Casey Downey
July 25, 1927 - May 24, 2022

Hilda Mae Casey Downey, 94, of Sour Lake, died Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born July 25, 1927, in Sour Lake, to Wilda A. West Casey and Charles E. Casey. Hilda worked as a secretary for Brick Masonry for many years. She was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star and loved to square dance. Hilda is survived by her grandson, Dan Jones and his wife, Jingle, of Winnie; and boyfriend, Farrell Soileau, of Sour Lake. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Downey; son, Raymond Jones; daughter, Rhonda Jones. A gathering of Mrs. Downey’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Sour Lake, 765 6th Street, Sour Lake, […]

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Mary Sowell Hutson
August 8, 1953 - May 23, 2022

Today, our hearts are broken as we mourn the loss of our beloved sister, aunt, and friend Mary Katherine Sowell Hutson. Mary lost her battle with cancer and passed away surrounded by family on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Beaumont, Texas on August 8, 1953, Mary was the third child of four born to Jo Morrell Sowell and James Sowell. Mary carved her special journey through life embracing every moment with an open mind. Failures were opportunities, setbacks were times to regroup and in no way did she ever let the status quo dictate her life. Mary lived in a world where anything was possible, loved a challenge spoke her mind, and rarely backed down from a dare. Mary navigated and saw the world with no boundaries or borders. It was in that spirit that Mary taught a variety of fundamental lessons. […]

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Joseph Edward Andres
March 2, 1939 - May 23, 2022

Joseph Edward Andres, 83, of High Island, went to his eternal rest on Monday, May 23, 2022. He was born on March 2, 1939, to Lily Mae Barrow Andres and Joseph Andres, in High Island. JoJo (as he was affectionately known) served his country in the Army Reserves as a young man. Throughout his life, he worked as a truck driver, a welder, and a commercial fisherman. After hanging up his shrimp boots and truck keys, he spent his days with a fishing pole. Those who knew him best, knew him to be a robust storyteller and an oh-so-good dancer. He and his wife of 54 years, Hedy, tore up the dance floor from Louisiana to Texas and back. He will be dearly missed by friends and family, both near and far. A beloved son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Hedy Andres; son, […]

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Jo Ann Widner
April 19, 1934 - May 20, 2022

Jo Ann Widner, 88, of Beaumont, died Friday, May 20, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born on April 19, 1934, to Verline L. McCowen Burford and Willie Jerome Burford, in Beaumont. Jo Ann enjoyed puzzles, crafts, junking for treasures, roller-skating, bowling, ice skating, snowtubing, and Elvis. She was very good at singing, playing piano, and drawing. Jo Ann was known to throw raw eggs at Bret and Drew at Easter. She was the best mom and always had a smile on her face. Survivors include her sons, Richard W. Haley and Joel S. Haley, both of Lumberton and Lee A. Widner of Beaumont; daughters, Beth A. Howland of Kountze and Amy K. Widner of Vidor; grandchildren, Edward Wayne Haley of Lumberton, Bret L. Howland of Warren, Drew T. Widner of Beaumont, and Baylee A. Norsworthy of Silsbee; and great-grandchildren, Edward W. Haley II, Alexis G. Haley, and Crocket […]

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Charles Leon Borel aka Papaw
July 26, 1927 - May 20, 2022

Papaw died peacefully at home at the age of 94. He lived on his terms and was happy to leave when the Lord called him into His eternal care. He was born to Alcide Borel and Wyona Perry and grew up in the Port Acres and Mid County area. He left home at 14 to begin working. He joined the Navy at 17 after he lied about his age. Papaw was a member of the Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon on the U.S.S. LSM 304. He was honorably discharged, came home, and started doing carpenter work. He met Geraldine Freeman, married, and had 2 daughters, Wyona and Deborah. They were married 30 years until she died of cancer. In 1951, he went to work at Gulf Oil. Papaw started as a pipefitter and eventually took a supervisor job. He worked at Gulf until his retirement on March 1, 1983, […]

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Neal Martin Nielsen
June 15, 1945 - May 19, 2022

Faithfulness, compassion, and authenticity were the hallmarks of the life of Neal Martin Nielsen.  Neal fought many health issues through the years and passed away at home surrounded by his adoring family on May 19, 2022.  He briefly received care from Harbor Hospice. Neal was born June 15, 1945 and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur in 1963. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1966, served aboard the USS Constitution Aircraft Carrier in Vietnam, was later stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, and received an Honorable Discharge in 1972. Neal proudly wore a cap emblazoned with Vietnam Veteran. Neal married Jane Sharon Burns in 1971 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Houston.  The young couple moved to Port Arthur where they lived until their home was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, after which they moved to Beaumont in 2018. Neal and Jane joyfully celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary […]

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Rebecca Marie Nylen
January 18, 1973 - May 17, 2022

Rebecca Marie Nylen, age 49, a loving mother of 3, and adoring wife to husband, Robert Nylen, passed away in her home Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Rebecca was born January 18, 1973, in Baraboo, Wisconsin, to Roberta and Tom Barrix.  Rebecca has two sisters, Jenny Dunham and Mandy Feick. Rebecca graduated from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin in 1991.  After high school Rebecca completed cosmetology school in Madison, Wisconsin.  She married Robert Nylen on September 24, 1994, which was her high school sweetheart. They relocated to Pennsylvania with the marriage and conceived their first child while in Pennsylvania. Prior to birth they relocated to Beaumont, Texas, and their first son, Brandon Nylen, was born in 1997. Brandon was followed by Colton and Dillon Nylen in 2000.  Rebecca and Robert raised their family in Beaumont and all three sons enlisted in the military after high school. Rebecca became a grandmother in 2019 as Brandon and […]

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Timothy Lane Grafton
January 11, 1962 - May 17, 2022

It is with unexplainable sadness that we must announce the untimely passing of Timothy Lane Grafton, aged 60, of Kosse, Texas. Tim was born on January 11, 1962, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He started his career with Davis International and then went on to work for Saulsbury Industries to become Senior Director, E&I. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him would attest to his level of loyalty, commitment, work ethic, and value. He worked hard because it was important to him, but also because he wanted to make sure his family never with without. He spent his free time at this ranch with his family, hunting, fishing bbqing, telling bad jokes, and of course, working. His idea of a perfect Saturday was to spend the entire day filling up deer feeders, as long as he had someone else to climb the ladder, of course! Tim was a lot of […]

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Obie Earl Parrish
August 12, 1948 - May 7, 2022

Obie Earl Parrish, 73, of China, died Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. He was born on August 12, 1948, to Loretta Grace Mong Parrish and Raymond Benedict Parrish, in Port Arthur. Obie was a United States Navy veteran who was very proud of his service in Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing and went every weekend with his son, Josh. Obie built custom knives and enjoyed giving them away to friends and family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and Paw Paw. Survivors include his son, Josh Parrish and his fiancée Margarete Stehle, of Lumberton; daughters, Renee Venable of Beaumont and Kim McGrath and her husband, Scott, of Houston; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Connie Duplechin and her husband, Joe, of Lumberton. He is preceded in death by his parents; former wife and friend, Jeanette Parrish; and brothers, Ray and Rollie Parrish. A gathering of […]

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Jonah Michael Turner Rich
June 15, 1997 - May 6, 2022

Jonah Michael Turner Rich, 24, of Beaumont, died Friday, May 6, 2022. He was born on June 15, 1997, to Melinda Kay Humphrey and Eric Jason Turner, in Beaumont. You left our family and friends way too early. Jonah, this world was never meant for someone as beautiful as you. From the song, “Vincent”, by Don McLean. Survivors include his husband, Joshua Rich of Lumberton; father, Eric Turner of Beaumont; mother, Melinda Humphrey and her husband, Tony, of Orange; siblings, Eva Salihu and her wife, Adelina, Jacob Turner, Mallory Beard, Mike Humphrey, Ryan Humphrey, and Brandon Humphrey; grandparents, Dr. Jerry L. Burd and Mary Helen Burd, Tony Humphrey, Sr., Anna Humphrey, and Liz and Sharon Bearden; uncle, Terry Burd and his wife, Mia, and their daughter, Katie; aunts, Patsy Dowden; Jennifer Sherrill and her husband, Mark; Grace Hefner and her husband, David; and Christine Eberle and her husband, John; father […]

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Janelle Rice
October 29, 1953 - May 3, 2022

Janelle Rice, 68, went home to the Lord, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at her home in Lumberton. Janelle was born October 29, 1953, in Beaumont, to Thelma Scott Jones and J.W. Jones, Jr. Janelle, also known to her 6 grandsons as Mimi, was always smiling and laughing. She loved to shop and spend time with her family. Our hearts are at peace knowing she is strolling the streets of Heaven with her forever love, Ronnie. She is survived by her children, Carrie Bryant and her husband, W.T., Jr.; Ronnie “Bubba” Rice II; Meagan Adams and her husband, Larrin; grandchildren, Ethan Bryant, Cade Bryant, Evan Bryant, Troy Rice, Karson Guidry, Weston Adams; brother, David Gallier of his wife, Linda; and numerous nieces and nephews, Janelle is preceded in death by her parents; husband of forty-eight years, Ronald “Ronnie” Rice; grandson, Austin Cole Rice; siblings, Lexie Tarkington, Doris Harrod, Gerald Jones, Darlene […]

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Lana Charis Lindsey
July 19, 1983 - April 27, 2022

Lana Charis Lindsey, 38, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born July 19, 1983, in Beaumont, to Winona King Lindsey and Reverend Larry W. Lindsey. Lana is survived by her mother, Winona Lindsey; son, Lance Lindsey; daughter, Faith Lindsey, all of Beaumont; grandmother, Phyllis Lindsey of Vidor; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Reverend Larry W. Lindsey; grandfather, Cyril Lindsey; grandmother, Charlene Lindsey; grandfather, Leon King; and grandmother, Billie King. Ms. Lindsey’s 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 Buckner International, 700 North Pearl Street., Suite 1200 Dallas, Texas 75201.

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Gus Toloudis
March 15, 1928 - April 27, 2022

Gus Toloudis, 94 years young, received his angel wings on April 27, 2022. He was born to Thelma Holtz Toloudis and Chris Toloudis in Labelle, Texas, on March 15, 1928. He lived his entire life on their family homestead.    Gus graduated from Fannett High School in 1946. After graduating, he left the very next day for the United States Navy. Upon returning home from the Navy, he wed the love of his life Rena Mae Miller and he went to work for Sun Oil Company until he retired at the age of 57. He could often be seen around town with his wife in his navy hat. He enjoyed visiting with folks from all over that stopped him to thank him for his service to our country. Gus served on the Fannett school board during the sixties. He was an active member of St Marys Catholic Church and served […]

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Lisa Eileen Bourquein
April 22, 1959 - April 24, 2022

Lisa Eileen Bourquein, age 63, a loving mother of 2, and adoring wife to husband Dave Bourquein, passed away in her home Sunday, April 24, 2022, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  Lisa was born April 22, 1959, in Beaumont, Texas, with her older brother Mark Gaiennie.  Lisa grew up in Beaumont and attended Forest Park High School.  Lisa then attended Texas A&M and shortly after met Ron Boutte while working at Beaumont’s Baptist Hospital.  She married Ron in 1981 and shortly after had her son Chad in 1982.  The family then moved to De Soto, Texas, where her daughter Shelby was born in 1987. Lisa made a career as a commercial loan officer and realtor.  She raised the kids and moved to Grapevine, Texas, until her father Larry Gaiennie, of Beaumont, passed away in 2008.  Lisa then moved to Beaumont to take care of her mother, Lolette.  Lisa […]

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Bertha Elizabeth Garcia
July 16, 1948 - April 22, 2022

Bertha Elizabeth Garcia, 73, of Beaumont, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2022. She died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Beaumont, Texas, on July 16, 1948, to Catherine and Domingo Lopez. She attended Beaumont High School and graduated top of her class. She was very involved in the Hispanic community and was an advocate against discrimination in the workplace. Bertha volunteered endless, loving hours to her beloved Cristo Rey Catholic Church. She proudly served her church and community and will always be remembered for her selfless contributions. She is preceded in death by late husband, Emilio Sanchez, Sr.; parents, Catherine and Domingo Lopez; sister, Eloise Price (Lulu); nephews, Michael Doyle and Chase Lopez; and others who are dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Marcelino Garcia, Sr. and her children, Kimberly Teneyuque, Lisa Smith and husband Ross, Emilio Sanchez, Jr. […]

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Cheryl Gay Gilbert
October 2, 1945 - April 22, 2022

Cheryl Gay Gilbert, 76, entered the Savior’s merciful embrace April 22,2022, at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont, TX. She was born on October 2, 1945, to Mary Elizabeth Rogers-Luehrs and Carleton Jasper Luehrs in Cleveland, OH. Cheryl graduated from Glendale High School in 1963. While in high school, she served as a member of the student council, pep squad, and the varsity cheerleading squad. She was selected as a member of the homecoming court by her peers on multiple occasions. Following graduation, she married her high school sweetheart Steve Dean Gilbert in 1964.  For a brief time, she was employed by Valley National Bank in Phoenix, AZ. Cheryl eventually left the financial industry to dedicate her time and energy to raising a family in Phoenix, and after a move, subsequently, Tucson, AZ. While living in Tucson, she was a devout follower of Christ. She attended Palo Verde Church of Christ, eventually forming […]

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Danny Paul Gladden
August 30, 1974 - April 22, 2022

Danny Paul Gladden was born August 30, 1974, in Port Arthur, Texas, and was Baptized in Christ on September 24, 1979. He left his Houston home in our world for his eternal home with the Lord on April 22, 2022. Danny grew up in Beaumont and maintained close friendships over the years with his high school friends and church family, who remember him fondly as a generous friend who shared their troubles and encouraged their success.  Danny was not as quick to share his own needs and personal struggles with others, but whether he asked for help or not, Danny was always lifted up through the years by the prayers of those who loved him. Danny is survived by his parents, Angela and Ray Baker of Beaumont, Texas, and Dale and Debbie Gladden of Slidell, Louisiana; his girlfriend, Stephanie Stage of Rosenberg, Texas; his son, Tyler Gladden of Des Moines, […]

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Jennifer Kay Sartin
September 14, 1950 - April 21, 2022

Jennifer Kay Sartin, 71, of Beaumont, died Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on September 14, 1950, to Hazel Kitchens Redman and John Marcus Redman, in Port Arthur. Jennifer enjoyed needlepoint, sewing, flowers, nature, and gardening. She loved her grandchildren dearly. Survivors include her husband, Morris Sartin; children, Shannon Head and her husband, Greg; Marcus Buckley and his wife, Lauren; Bryan Sartin and his wife, Holly; and Chad Sartin; grandchildren, Bailey Head, Cameron Head, Makenna Buckley, Sophie Buckley, Ronan Buckley, Karlee Sartin, Kasidee Sartin, Ryanne Sides, Taylor Sartin, Maddie Sartin, Sailor Sartin, and Zachary Sartin; sister, Patricia Wells; and brother, John Marcus Redman, Jr. She is preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service for Mrs. Sartin will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Pine Forest Baptist Church, 4800 Main Street, Vidor. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through […]

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Bobbie Juanita Thomsen
April 28, 1931 - April 21, 2022

Bobbie Juanita Thomsen, 90, of Fannett, died Thursday, April 21, 2022, at RollingBrook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Baytown. She was born on April 28, 1931, to Jean Marie Wall and Howard Eugene Wall, in Port Arthur. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Victoria and Cathy Meeks and her husband, Wayne, both of San Antonio; and Keri Hampton and her husband, Jimmy, of Fannett; sons, Tom Thomsen of Topeka, Kansas and Howard Thomsen and his wife, Patti, of Beach City; sister, Linda Cuccia of Orange; brother, Howard Wall of Santa Fe, New Mexico; sister, Nancy McFarlin of Nederland; grandchildren, Joe Theriot, Ashley Victoria, Joran Meeks, Wesley Meeks, Kristin Hampton, Kirk Hampton and his wife, Lacy, Darby Thomsen, Tori Thomsen, Paige Thomsen and her wife, Katie, Courtney Thomsen, and Jesse Thomsen; and great-grandchildren, Bentley Victoria, Lacey Meeks, Jude Henning Thillet, Samuel Hampton, and John Luke Garrett. She is preceded in death by her […]

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Clement D. Mohr
November 27, 1919 - April 18, 2022

Clement Douglas, “C.D.” Mohr passed away on April 18, 2022, at the age of 102.  He was born in Larchwood, Iowa on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1919.  He grew up with nine brothers and sisters in Howells, Nebraska, eventually attending St. Benedicts College, Atchison, Kansas on a music scholarship.  He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II as a midshipman with the U.S. Navy, and graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kingspoint, New York in February 1945. After the war, C.D. spent several years at sea as a merchant sailing officer until coming ashore to wed Mary Joyce Bryant on July 29, 1950.  He pursued a career as a shipping agent and moved his growing family to several locations along the Gulf Coast until 1961, when they finally settled in Beaumont, Texas. C.D. and Joyce proudly raised five children – a daughter and four sons – […]

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Anne MacGregor McClellan
February 6, 1949 - April 18, 2022

Anne MacGregor McClellan was born February 6, 1949 in Fairmont, West Virginia and Passed away April 18, 2022 at home in Beaumont. At a very young age, Anne moved to Parkersburg, West Virginia and was educated in their public school system.  During her youth she developed a love for tennis, the theatrical stage and lifelong friends. Anne began her post-secondary education at Fairmont State College as a theater arts major.  After a year, she transferred to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia grew up and received a BS in Speech Therapy and Audiology.  While at Marshall Anne was an active member of the Tri Sigma sorority.  Also, while at Marshall Anne picked out her future husband Mark McClellan.  Mark never stood a chance.  Anne and Mark eloped during the spring of her senior year in 1971 to a little Episcopal church in Tazewell Virginia.  Later that year they relocated to […]

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Daniel Lynn Heiner
October 26, 1954 - April 17, 2022

Daniel Lynn Heiner, a lifelong Beaumont resident, was eternally healed on Sunday, April 17, 2022, surrounded by his family.  He was a 1973 graduate of Forest Park High School, Beaumont. Danny is preceded in death by his parents, William Frederick “Bill” Heiner, Sr. and Helen Marie Daberkow Heiner; his niece, Candice Marie Erickson; and his grandparents, Ott and Lydia Heiner and Vic and Mary Daberkow. He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Ferguson and her husband, Neal; son, Justin Heiner and his wife, Shona; son, Bryan Heiner and his wife, Stephanie; daughter, Karen Nall and her husband, Coy; He loved his four grandchildren and enjoyed hearing about their activities, Audrey Anne Ferguson (age 9), Douglas Wayne Nall (age 6), Lillian Kate Nall (age 4), and Hannah Lynn Nall (age 2); additional surviving family include his brother, Billy Heiner and his wife, Chris; sister, Kathryn Erickson and her husband, Ernie; brother, John […]

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Peggy Ruthe “Tincy” Trahan
July 17, 1927 - April 17, 2022

Peggy Ruthe “Tincy” Trahan, 94, of Leander, died Sunday, April 17, 2022, at The Legacy at Crystal Falls, Leander. She was born on July 17, 1927, to Mary Maude Marionneaux Boynton and Elbert Wirt Boynton, in Beaumont. Peggy was born and raised in Beaumont. She was a proud graduate of the Class of 1944 at South Park High School. She then attended South Park Junior College and the University of Texas – Austin majoring in Music. She began teaching piano lessons at the early age of 15, often riding her beloved horse Pat to the homes of her students. She continued teaching for almost 40 years. She always held a special place in her heart for her students. Peggy was a Jill of all trades. She enjoyed camping and fishing with her family at Lake Rayburn. She could often be seen cooking a bunch of freshly caught fish on her […]

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Billie Jean Bixler
February 15, 1935 - April 16, 2022

Billie Jean Bixler, 87, of Lumberton, died Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth. Mrs. Bixler’s memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Ronald “Ronnie” Vidrine
October 23, 1938 - April 15, 2022

Ronald “Ronnie” Vidrine, 83, of Lumberton, died Friday, April 15, 2022. He was born October 23, 1938, in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, to Marjorie Ardoin Vidrine and Emile Vidrine. Ronnie was a laboratory technician at Eastex Papermill in Evadale for thirty-six years. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Ruth Vidrine; daughter, Denise Schaeffer and her husband, Bret, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Annie Simmons and her husband, Kendal; Wesley Schaeffer and his wife, Lauren, all of Beaumont; great-grandchild, Paige Simmons; brother-in-law, Robert Hebert of Lafayette, Louisiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. Mr. Vidrine’s visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, with Reverend Dr. Raymond McHenry officiating. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. The family would like to thank Westgate Memorial Baptist Church for the […]

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Robert Wayne Hamilton, Jr.
March 28, 1956 - April 15, 2022

Robert Wayne Hamilton, Jr., 66, of Beaumont, died Friday, April 15, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. he was born March 28, 1956, in Fort Worth, to June Rossi Hamilton and Robert Wayne Hamilton, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Hamilton; son, Robert Hamilton, III, and his wife, Amber, of Burleson; daughters, Megan Hamilton and her fiancé, Nick Brown, of Ragley, Louisiana; Chelsea Hamilton of Keller; son, Conrad Hamilton of Lake Charles, Louisiana; stepdaughter, Samantha Murphy of Lumberton; mother, June Marindale and her husband, Dana, of Mount Ida, Arkansas; sister, Deanie Hamilton Berry of Mount Ida, Arkansas; brother, John Hamilton of Benbrook; and grandchildren, Elan Hamilton, Jonathan Hamilton. Hayes Brown, and Lorali Ketterman. Mr. Hamilton’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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James “Jim” Frederick Speed
January 25, 1947 - April 11, 2022

James “Jim” Frederick Speed, 75, of Sour Lake, died Monday, April 11, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on January 25, 1947, in Beaumont. He was a 1965 graduate of South Park High School, where he played football, and holds an Associates degree in Mid-Management and a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Lamar University. He also started the Process Operations program at LIT, where he taught for a short time. Jim was a proud Vietnam War Veteran with the United States Navy. He was a retired chemical analyst, entrepreneur, and owner and operator of JFS Real Estate LLC. He was a 48-year member of First Baptist Church of Beaumont. He never met a stranger and he loved to talk and tell stories. Jim was a big supporter of Hardin-Jefferson athletics and local FFAs. He enjoyed his farm and family and was PawPaw to all his […]

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Shirley Goins Chapman
January 25, 1935 - April 11, 2022

Shirley Goins Chapman passed peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born January 25, 1935, in Overton, Texas, to Willis and Elpha Mathyer Shirley graduated in 1953 from South Park High School and was crowned Homecoming Queen. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Shirley loved spending time with her family at the beach, playing bridge, and working in her yard. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Mathyer; husbands, Billy Ray Goins and Willie Chapman. Survivors include her children, Cheryl Herrin of Bryan, Texas; Wesley Herrin of New London, Texas; Rebecca and Clifton Wilhelm of Mauriceville, Texas; Greg Goins of Crystal Beach, Texas; Steve and Michelle Chapman; and Scott and Margaret Chapman; eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. A gathering of Mrs. Chapman’s family and friends will begin at 1:30 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m., […]

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Glenn Ray Short
December 1, 1946 - April 7, 2022

Glenn Ray Short, 75, of Silsbee, Texas, our beloved passed away in his home on Thursday, April 7, 2022. He was born December 1, 1946, to Gladys F. Stanley Short and Joe K. Short, Sr., in Beaumont, Texas. Glenn was a graduate of high school from there he went to Apprentice school for pipefitting and welding and then he continued his education as welding inspector. Glenn worked in Europe for over fifty years before retiring from Allseas Marine Contractors in Belgium. Glenn was a lover of the great outdoors. He had many outdoor hobbies including the love for sports, game hunting and freshwater fishing. Glenn was lifetime member of his hunting club and Texas Parks and Wildlife.  Glenn’s legacy will live on in the hearts of everyone he interacted with. Glenn had many long-time friends, and he will be dearly missed. Glenn loved his kids and grandkids, and his friends.  […]

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