Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713, United States,
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Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries
I. Merritt Singer, Jr., 92, passed away on September 18, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas. He was born August 28, 1931, in Corpus Christi, Texas, son of Isaac M. and Sam Hurt Singer. He played football and graduated with honors from Corpus Christi High School. Following high school, in June 1953 he graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas, earning BA and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He married his love, Martha Warren Singer, in June 1953 before entering the U.S Navy as an Ensign. Following 2 years of active duty, he served for 18 years in the Naval Reserve and retired as Lieutenant Commander. In 1955, he started a 36+ year career with E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co in Belle, West Virginia; LaPlace, Louisiana; and Houston, Bayport, and Beaumont, Texas. After retiring, he returned to DuPont as a part-time Senior Consultant for 10+ years. In high school, he played football […]
Mary Prentiss Matthews, 90, passed away on Monday, the 18th of September 2023 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama on the 7th of October 1932 and spent more than fifty years in her adopted home of Beaumont, Texas. There she and her husband, Bill, reared two sons, had impactful lives, and cherished countless friendships. Mary graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama. She also graduated from Ward-Belmont College (Belmont University) in Nashville, Tennessee, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts in Voice. SMU is where Mary met the love of her life, Bill. They were married on December 17, 1955, in Montgomery and together were a foundation of love and support for sixty-one years. Mary worked twenty years for Beaumont State Bank and its iterations culminating in Bank of America. Her passions were singing and serving her church and community. […]
Lynn Ann Horn, 73, of Newton, died Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on September 19, 1949, to Gertrude Coley DeMaranville and Jesse DeMaranville in Richmond, California. Lynn worked for many years as a school cafeteria manager and in the nursery at her church, where the children called her “Aunt Lynn”. Survivors include her children, Karen Dees of Midland and Kristopher Horn of Lake Charles, Louisiana; grandchildren, Jonathan Dees; Timothy Horn and his wife, Kelsi; Michael Dees; Patrick Dees; Amanda Horn and her husband, Chip; Robert Horn; and Lilly Horn and her husband, Austin; great-grandchildren, Aris Horn, Oliver Turner, and Cirilla Horn; siblings, Leah Hays, Bud DeMaranville and his wife, Lois, and Irma Mingham; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Wilma DeLong and her husband, Gus, Peggy Livingston and her husband, D.H., Alpha Runge and […]
Margarito “Rito” Medrano, 31, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 17, 2023. He was born on November 5, 1991, in Houston, and raised by Reyna Martinez and Felipe Martinez. Rito was a modern shopaholic who loved to dress well and was always ready to impress with the latest and greatest in fashion. He was super kind to everyone he met especially to those he loved and would go out of his way to help others. Rito was only ever a phone call away. He was a hard worker who was dedicated and respected for his drive to be successful as both a pipefitter and construction worker. He will be deeply missed for his impact on all those around him, and his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. Survivors include his parents, Felipe Martinez and Reyna Martinez and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and loved ones […]
Thomas Lynn Droddy of Lumberton, Texas, passed away on September 16, 2023, at home surrounded by family and friends. Thomas was born on April 21, 1946, in Elizabeth, Louisiana. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army in Korea, before retiring from Entergy with 40 years of service. He was a graduate of Pitkin High School. Thomas had a passion for coaching youth league baseball teams and was an avid outdoorsman. He was often seen attending his grandkids’ sporting events and enjoyed hunting deer and squirrels. In his own words, he said his greatest accomplishments were, “My kids and grandchildren.” Tommy was a faithful Dallas Cowboy and PNG Indian fan. Thomas is survived by his son, Shane Droddy; daughter, Latane and Juan Rodriguez; stepson, Mike and Beth Howland; stepson, David and Cindy Howland; grandsons, Richie and Madison Droddy and Dalton Droddy; granddaughters, Jacie Droddy and Kylee Droddy; grandsons, Mason […]
Karen Miller, 69, of Lumberton, Formerly of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Altus Lumberton Hospital, Lumberton. She was born December 7, 1953, to Ruby Helen Hardt Miller and Harold Wendell Miller. Karen is survived by her son, Chris Wiedner and his wife, Kelley, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Matthew Ortego of LaBelle; Taylor Ortego of LaBelle; Corey Ortego of Groves; Brandon Wiedner of Lumberton; Emily Wiedner of Lumberton; niece, Jan Stimmel of Waco; and Goddaughter, Jennifer Breitbach of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A gathering of Ms. Miller’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2023, at Broussard’s, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.
Steven Andrew “Steve” Martinez, 74, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 15, 2023, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born July 22, 1949, in Gonzales, to Evangelina Mendez Martinez and Gilbert Castro Martinez. Steve was a United States Navy veteran and worked as a mechanic for many years at Jack’s Tire Service in Beaumont. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Olivia Martinez; daughter, Kara Perez and her husband, Javier; son, Steven Anthony Martinez; daughter, Leilani Martinez and her significant other, Dakota Alfaro, all of Beaumont; brother, Ruben Martinez and his wife, Linda, of Midlothian; sister, Peggy Perez and her husband, Albert, Sr., of Lampasas; brothers, Elroy Martinez and his wife, Frances, of Belton; Jesse Martinez and his wife, Rose, of Sherman; sister, Mary Grace Sanchez and her husband, Gilbert, of Killeen; grandchildren, Javier Perez-Martinez; Mila Perez-Martinez; great-granddaughter, Allaia Alfaro; son, Victor Martinez and his significant […]
Our beloved mother passed away at the age of eighty-eight after a long illness. As with all aspects of her life, she faced her illness with grace and fortitude. She was the epitome of selflessness and love. Her dedication to her family displayed her greatest joy and she ensured that God and prayer were the cornerstones of our daily lives. She was a devoted Catholic and a long-standing parishioner of St. Annes who seldom missed the seven o’clock Sunday morning mass. She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Gwen and Randy (deceased) Jones; Jean and Ted Hillin; Joel Schoening; Diane and Jack Rickards; Dale Schoening; Joy and Pete Fress; and Marilyn Schoening; grandchildren, Matthew Jones, Myranda Jones, Madalyn Lisenby, Lauren Trotter, Catherine Peterson, Cody Rickards, and Conner Rickards; great-grandchildren, Carson Lisenby and James Peterson. Her giving spirit and self-sacrifice will be remembered always. The earth lost a beautiful soul, […]
Jerry W. Boudreaux, 76, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born July 25, 1947, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Grace Marie Landry Boudreaux and Lawrence Oscar Boudreaux. Jerry worked in furniture sales for many years. He is survived by his wife, Soledad Boudreaux of Beaumont; son, James Boudreaux and his wife, Summer, of Lake Charles; surrogate daughter, Perlita Lovett of Beaumont; sisters, Bernadette LeBleu and her husband, Amos, of Sulphur, Louisiana; Lisa Craddock of Houma, Louisiana; grandchildren, Alexis Newlin and her husband, Connie, of Lake Charles; Gabriel Lovett of Fort Moore, Georgia; Alyssa Lovett of Beaumont; and great-grandchildren, Bella and Major Newlin. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Conway Boudreaux. A gathering of Mr. Boudreaux’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His […]
Ronald D. Harvey, 78, of Nederland, passed away on September 11, 2023, at his home. Ronnie was born and lived most of his life in Beaumont. He worked in his stepfather’s shop, Burns Outboard, since a young boy. He was a funeral director for L.M. Williams Funeral Home and an EMT for the ambulance service next to L.M. Williams in Beaumont. He retired from Acadian Ambulance in 2021. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Moore Harvey; brother, Donald O. Harvey and his wife, Sharon, of Fannett; daughters, Vashti Harvey of Cleveland; Janelle Guest, Tiffany Bergeron, Cortney Victor, and Whitney Cornwall; grandchildren, Kyla Pulce, Nic Pulce, Tyler Harrington, Austin Arsenault, Kristopher Guest, Kendra Guest, Kinsley Wofford, Reece Wofford, Payton Victor, and Tristyn Cornwall; and great-grandson, Greyson Stogner. He is preceded in death by his mother, Miriam P. Burns; father, Oliver Dale Harvey; stepfather, Troy Burns; and a daughter, Alana Pulce. A gathering […]
Herbert Eugene “Gene” Dishman, Jr., 83, of China, died Sunday, September 10, 2023, surrounded by his family. Gene was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, but found his home on the farm in China where he and his wife, Laura, lived for over 55 years. Gene was an active rice farmer for over 50 years. When he was a young man, he and his cousin Bill Dishman Sr. took over Dishman Bros. Farms from their family. Together they forged a wonderful partnership and continuation of the Dishman family farming legacy that has been passed on to their children and grandchildren, who are still actively farming the same land to this day. In 1985, he and Bill Sr. were named Farmers of the Year at the Texas Rice Festival. Gene was a strong supporter of improvements in rice farming and the development of responsible agriculture and worked with the Experiment Station Substation No. 4 now renamed the Texas […]
Randy Baker, 64, of Sour Lake, died Sunday, September 10, 2023. He was born June 8, 1959, in Beaumont, to Doris Revia Baker and Gilford Baker. Randall is survived by his son, Brandon John Baker and his wife, Kayla, of Tomball; sisters, Marcia Baker Brown and her husband, Robert, of San Antonio; Donna Justice Galloway and her husband, Kenneth, of Beaumont; niece, April Justice of Conroe; nephews, Adam Justice and his wife, Christina, of Sour Lake; Joshua Odom and his wife, Shelby; great nieces, Eleanor Justice, Elizabeth Justice, and Evelyn Odom; and great-nephews, Daniel Moore-Odom and Joshua Odom, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Ryan Justice. A gathering of Mr. Baker’s family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.
Michael “Mike” Andrew Judice, 66, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Austin, Texas. Mike was born on July 4, 1957, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Andrew and Joyce Judice. He was a devoted member of Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Andice, Texas, and was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was an extremely active volunteer in the Sun City community, loved and respected by many. Mike worked for Chevron Phillips, formerly known as Gulf Oil, for 30 years, which included several special projects and a once-in-a-lifetime assignment in Saudi Arabia. Mike loved the outdoors, which included deer hunting and bass fishing at the lake. Mike could fix anything and loved helping friends and neighbors with all of their handy projects. He was a kind, loyal, and generous person who loved his family and community faithfully. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Susan White Judice of […]
On Saturday, September 9, 2023, Greg passed peacefully into his eternal home with Jesus, surrounded by his children. Gregory Kobrin was born on September 2, 1933, to Mary and Harry Kobrin. Greg’s father, Harry, immigrated to the United States from Kiev, Ukraine as a teenager. Greg was raised in Waterbury, Connecticut and only spoke Russian until he began school at 5 years of age. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1955 with a degree in Chemistry. Greg then began a 40 plus year career as a metallurgist at DuPont. Greg met Dorothy Dyer, the love of his life in Charleston, West Virginia, at Christ Methodist Church. They were both members of the Charleston Light Opera Guild. The two were later married on June 29, 1957. Greg and Dot moved to Beaumont in 1965. They were active members of Trinity United Methodist Church choir and youth fellowship. In later years, Greg […]
Loretta Weisenfelder McKinley, 99, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Brookdale of Northwest Hills, Austin. Loretta Katherine Weisenfelder McKinley was born on November 18, 1923, in Bogalusa, Louisiana, to Helen J and Carl Weisenfelder, Sr. She moved to Beaumont at an early age, graduated from St. Anthony High School and attended Lamar College. While at Lamar, she was a member of Revelers and Red Shirts and Skirts. She married Emmett McKinley on June 5, 1943, and they raised two children, Kathie McKinley of Austin and Emmett J. McKinley of Houston. Loretta retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital as Benefits Manager. She was a charter member of St. Pius Catholic Church where she served as President of Ladies of St. Pius, Vice President of NCCW, and a CCD Instructor. She was a charter member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic where she served as President of Ladies of Jude, was appointed […]
Dr. Edith Jane Musson Peacock, 80, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 8, 2023. She was born on August 11, 1943, to Daisy and Glenn Musson, in Port Arthur, Texas. She attended Stephen F. Austin public school in Port Acres, where she graduated as Valedictorian in 1961. Edith earned both a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Arts in History from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She began her dream of teaching in Port Arthur. Edith later taught in Nederland and Anahuac ISDs; and began teaching and supervising student teachers for the College of Education, Department of C&I, University of Houston Central Campus. In May 1979, Edith earned her Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Houston. She worked for Region V ESC as a Grant Writer and Teacher Education Specialist. Edith was pleased to be a part of the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Vidor ISD. For eight […]
Jerry William Smith, 72, of Clute, died Friday, September 8, 2023, at Friendship Haven Nursing Home, Friendswood. He was born on February 9, 1951, to Eunice Josephine Modica Smith and Charles Ray Smith, Sr., in Denton. Jerry retired from sales at Monument Roofing. Survivors include his children, Jeremy Smith and Jared Smith and his wife, Tammy, all of Beaumont; Jamie Smith of Georgia; and Jessica Smith of Kentucky; grandchildren, Zachary, Kaley, Kayden, Jordan, Caitlyn, Dana, Shana, Bella, Dylan, Alyssa, Jasmine, Jassidy, and Joselyn; great-grandchildren, Baylor, Preslyn, Adleigh, and Sadie; and brothers, Charles Smith, Sam Smith, and Tommie Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joseph Smith. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Vincent J. Lenertz, 94, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles. He was born March 2, 1929, in Billings, Montana, to Jenny Murphy Lenertz and Vincent Lenertz. Vincent was a United States Army veteran and worked as an engineering supervisor at Mobil Oil for many years. He is survived by his children, Lisa Bourgeois and her husband, Tony, of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Kirk Lenertz and his wife, Julie, of Ironwood, Michigan; Kent Lenertz and his wife, Mary Kay, of Wimberly. Vincent is preceded in death by his wife of seventy years, Jackie Lenertz and his sister, Esther Lenertz. A Memorial Mass for Mr. Lenertz will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Oralia “Orlie” Thomas, 89, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born March 3, 1934, in Alice, to Guadalupe Hernandez Rodriguez and Jose Rodriguez. Orlie is survived by her children, William “Billy” Thomas, Jr. and his wife, Christine, of Magnolia and Phillip Thomas of Dallas; grandchildren, William “Will” Thomas III, and Olivia Thomas; and great-granddaughter, Ellie Thomas. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and four siblings. A gathering of Mrs. Thomas’ family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Ave, Beaumont, Texas 77706.
Charles Curtis Alford, Sr., 80, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 1, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas -St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born June 28, 1943, in Livingston, to Billie Sue Kelly Alford and Lawrence Curtis Alford. Charles retired from BNSF Railroad after over forty years of service. He was an avid racecar driver and loved to play his guitar. Charles is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Kathy Alford; daughters, Kelly Fielder of Silsbee and Sheila Lauderdale of Houston; son, Alan Alford of Beaumont; sisters, Bridgette Cruz of California; Katie Kelly of Houston; grandchildren, Nichole Clinard of Houston; Jevon Lauderdale of Houston; Brittany Lauderdale of Houston; Eli Alford of Spurger; great-grandchildren, Kamren Lauderdale of Houston; and Alara Bernhardt of Houston. He is preceded in death by his mother, Billie Sue Kelly; stepfather, Jack Kelly; son, Charles Curtis Alford, Jr. Mr. Alford’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under […]
Jasper Joseph Lovoi, Jr., 81, died Friday, September 1, 2023. He was born July 17, 1942, in Beaumont, to Jasper Joseph Lovoi, Sr. and Rosalie Cecilia Romano Lovoi. He grew up on Buford Street in Beaumont with his two brothers, Joe Lovoi and John Lovoi, delivering prescriptions on his bicycle from his Dad’s original pharmacy. That pharmacy would later settle on the name Lovoi & Sons Pharmacy after he and his brothers joined their father as pharmacists. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lovoi; their children, Mary Goode and her husband, Kevin Goode; Jenifer Dold and her husband, Larry Dold; Josh Lovoi and his wife, Nicole; Jasper Lovoi and his wife, Keisha; Justin Lovoi and his wife, Anna; and Jonathan Lovoi; grandchildren, Keegan Badon and her husband, Erick Badon; Kendall Goode; Morgan Goode; Dominic Dold; Juliana Dold; Riley Abshire; Anna Lovoi; Audrey Lovoi; Hines Lovoi; Lorelai Lovoi; Jocelyn Lovoi; […]
Simmy was born on Oct 12, 1930, in Beaumont Texas. He and his two brothers, Roland and Tommy, were close in age and were the terror of the neighborhood. There were cousins who joined in on the “fun”, and fun they had… They rode their bikes down to St. Anne’s church and brought their fishing poles, caught all the gold fish in the pond, and brought them home on a string. Mamou made a large contribution to St. Anne’s church for that one. Sneaking out of the second story of the house and again, down the road to seek out cousins and adventures were a given. When the boys were home from St Edwards High School in Austin, TX, Beaumont knew they were back when the Calder street lights would be shot out by some boys having some fun. Mamou would get a call and bill for the replacements; Grandfather […]
Sharon Sue Butaud, of Beaumont, died on August 31, 2023, with Father Khue and friends by her side at 84. She was born May 2, 1939, in Lafayette, Louisiana, and her family moved to Beaumont at an early age. She attended South Park Schools and graduated from South Park High School in 1957, where she was an excellent student and a member of the Greenie Band. Sharon attended Lamar University and graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree. Sharon was a devout Catholic until her ability to attend mass was impaired by her health. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Catholic faith was instrumental part of Sharon’s entire life. Her first job was with Texaco and after twelve years left to work with other mid-continent producers as a Landman, Lease Specialist, and Lease Analyst. Sharon had a huge heart for her four legged friends […]
Reba Joyce Tsokos, 87, of Houston, passed suddenly on August 30, 2023. She was born July 8, 1936, in Pineland, Texas to Arthur and Erminie (McDonald) Stubbs. Reba was raised in Beaumont where she met her husband, George, at a local friend’s family Greek diner. They were married for 49 years, until his death in 2011. Reba, George and daughters Lynn and Lisa relocated to Houston to a West University bungalow. Many weekends and holidays were enjoyed traveling to their cabin in the deep East Texas woods of Silsbee. Reba was an extremely gifted and talented artist, spending her working career in the photography industry, specializing in restoration and retouching. Our mother was a true force of nature, extremely independent and a very hard worker. She mothered everyone she came across. She was a great Southern cook, making the world’s best fried chicken. Appreciating all aspects of nature, wildlife, flora […]
Patricia Ann Shoenberger, 69, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on February 27, 1954, to Johnny Norwood Matlock and Clarence Matlock, in Sledge, Mississippi. Survivors include her daughter, Tracy Wright of China; brothers, Clarence Matlock and his wife, Cheryl of Vidor and Steven Matlock of Beaumont; granddaughters, Destiny Carrell and her husband, Kevin, of Kountze and Misti Carrell and Bailey Wright, both of Beaumont; grandson, Wyatt Wright of China; and great-grandsons, J.P. Henry of Beaumont and Brody Stevison of Kountze. She is preceded in death by her husband, William McCurley. Mrs. Shoenberger’s arrangements are pending under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. 409-866-3838
Kay Frances Kelley, 80, of Village Mills, died Sunday, August 27, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas, St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on October 18, 1942, to Neomi Lancaster Scarborough and M.C. Scarborough, in Beaumont. Kay retired as a teacher. Survivors include her husband, Hoy W. Kelley; children, Hoy Kelley of Flower Mound and Kristy Kelley of Dallas; grandchildren, Hoy Kelley and Molly Kelley; and sister, Dorothy Craus of Grapevine. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Mason Scarborough. Mrs. Kelley’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Mary Lou Cooper Wiggen, 86, of Houston, died Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Buckner Parkway Place, Houston. She was born on July 29, 1937, to Maudie Mary Mercer Cooper and Thomas Henry Cooper, in Frazer County, Kentucky. A home agent after graduating from the University of Kentucky, she met and married Dad in 1959, and they moved down to Texas in 1963. She loved her family and gave great parties! She was very involved in our church life at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Mom was a part of Daughters of the King, the choir, and the kitchen once the new parish hall was built. She kept the books and drove on our paper route business. She and Dad were in bowling leagues and as Dad was a Shriner, she was a member of the Eastern Belles. When Dad started acting in Little Theater, Mom joined in on set work, special […]
Richard Hogan, 77, of Nome, Texas, died Friday, August 25, 2023. He was born to Margie Oliver Hogan and Albert Reese Hogan, Sr., in Dallas, Texas. Richard had profound knowledge and skills in many fields. In his early adult life, he was active in the banking industry while pursuing a degree in divinity school. He then settled into a sales position that brought him to Beaumont, Texas, where he met and married the love of his life, Linda Kolander Hogan, and they had two daughters Rachel and Mona. His lifetime interest in cars and his outstanding mechanical abilities produced a venture into a successful auto mechanics business that he operated for numerous years. It was during this time that he built a dirt track race car, and his family’s free time became consumed with bright lights and fast cars all around Southeast Texas. His employment with Kraft Food Services in […]
We are here today to celebrate the life of John Earl Carlock. John Earl was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on July 10, 1955, and passed from this life on August 21, 2023. John Earl was an Officer for the Church Point Police, a Correctional Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 12 years where he retired in August of 2006. Earl enjoyed all things Cowboy, loved to fish and was a great guitar and bass player. He was a loving husband to Rhonda Carlock, a caring father to his two sons, Brandon and Aaron, and daughter Robin. He is the brother of Bonnie Cobb (Bug) of Pineville, Louisiana, and Donna Hahn (Duck) of Arlington, Texas. He is survived by multiple extended family and adored his nieces and nephews. John (Earl) Carlock was preceded in death by his parents; his dad, John Benjamin (JB) Carlock; mom, Annette Long Carlock; […]
Howard Emmett Olivier, Jr., 100, of Village Mills, died Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on February 3, 1923, to Rosalee Fehl Olivier and Howard Emmett Olivier, Sr., in Beaumont. Howard retired after 35 years of working as a maintenance supervisor for Mobil Oil. Survivors include his son, Raymond Howard Olivier of Village Mills; daughter, Janet Lynn Olivier Dobranich and her husband, James, of La Marque; grandchildren, Christopher Swiger and his wife, Candice, of La Marque; Megan Marie Olivier-Thibodeaux and her husband, Jordan, of Sour Lake; and Sarah Morgan Olivier and Dwight Haden Thomas, both of Sulphur, Louisiana; and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his children’s mother, Violet Marie Pate Olivier; second wife, Marcella Gaus Olivier; brother, Joseph Edward Olivier; and sisters, Mary Alice Self and Frances Ann Cox. A gathering of Mr. Olivier’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. […]