Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

Erie “Laverne” Clotiaux
April 3, 1932 - December 2, 2021

Erie “Laverne” Clotiaux, 89, of Beaumont, died Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas Hospitals – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont. Her committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event, you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:

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Kenneth Wayne McCurtain
October 18, 1955 - November 30, 2021

Kenneth Wayne McCurtain, age 66, passed from this world into a better one on November 30, 2021. He was escorted by a host of angels into the presence of his Savior Jesus Christ whom he had loved and served since accepting him as his Lord and Master at an early age. Kenneth was a 1974 graduate of Forest Park High School where he excelled as a sprinter on the track team. He then attended Lamar University where he lettered several years on the track team as a sprinter. He took his degree in Political Science. During this time, he also served as swimming and football coach at West End YMCA. In his career as a building contractor, he earned the respect of many satisfied customers throughout the Golden Triangle. At Forest Park and Lamar, he made a great and many friends who mourn his passing. He is survived by two […]

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Ruth Marie Fowler Bawcom
October 5, 1932 - November 28, 2021

Ruth Marie Fowler Bawcom, 89, of Trinity, died Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Groveton Nursing Home, Groveton. She was born on October 5, 1932, to Beulah Marie Stafford Fowler and Ezra Grace Fowler, in Beaumont. Ruth was a graduate of South Park High School and grew going to Roberts Avenue Methodist Church. They remained a member there for many years before becoming members at Wesley United Methodist Church. Ruth worked in the accounting and purchasing department for 40 years at Mobil Oil. Survivors include her son, Tommy Ray Bawcom, Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Simpsonville, South Carolina; daughter, Connie Price and her husband, David, of Trinity; sister, Kay Fowler Johnson and her husband, Mike, of Atlanta, Georgia; sister-in-law, Margaret Fowler of Tomball; grandchildren, Kristy Halbert, Kirill Halbert and his wife, Mycahla, William Halbert, Courtney Berardelli and her husband, Taylor, and Spencer Bawcom; and great-grandson, Luke Halbert. She is preceded […]

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Mona Abrahams
August 23, 1954 - November 26, 2021

Mona Abrahams, 67, of Beaumont, died Friday, November 26, 2021. She was born on August 23, 1954, to Emma Steffen Daum and Jacob Daum, in Lewistown, Montana. Survivors include her son, Cody Coleman and his wife, Laura, of Beaumont; stepdaughter, Katrina Clark and her husband, Albert, of Kirbyville; stepsons, Kyle Coleman of Silsbee; Norman Coleman and his wife, Shanna, of Liberty; and Keith Coleman of Groves; and niece, Tina Rayburn of Winnett, Montana. She is preceded in death by her husband, Steve Abrahams. A gathering of Mrs. Abraham’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event, you […]

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Ben Thomas Featherston
September 8, 2002 - November 26, 2021

Ben Thomas Featherston was born to Brit and Amy Featherston on September 8, 2002, in Lufkin, Texas. Ben was a freshman pre-med major at the University of Texas in Austin in September when he fell ill from an infection of unknown origin. For over 60 days, being on life support, 11 surgeries, amputations of his legs, and other battles, Ben never quit fighting, and his big heart refused to quit. He never complained and sought to comfort others as they were pained by his illness.  When asked how he was, the answer was always the same, “I’m doing okay!”  When awakened after amputation surgery, his first words stated hoarsely to family, doctors and nurses (who had been surrounding his bed waiting) were “I don’t need my legs,” asked to repeat what he just said, he repeated “I don’t need my legs, I’m okay!” This was Ben, comforting others as always. […]

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Leslie Joseph Holmes, Jr.
September 12, 1934 - November 25, 2021

Leslie Joseph Holmes, Jr., 87, of Beaumont, died Thursday, November 25, 2021, at his current residence in Lumberton, with his loving family by his side. He was born September 12, 1934, in LaPlace, Louisiana, to Roline Madere Holmes and Leslie Joseph Holmes, Sr. He was a 1955 graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he excelled in football and track. He set several Louisiana state records and received numerous medals and awards for his accomplishments in these sports and was awarded a scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He also served in the United States Army National Guard. He retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Beaumont Chemical Plant after 35 years of service and was a Shift Foreman at the time of his retirement. He loved to hunt and spent many memorable years with his family at the “Deer Camp” and also enjoyed […]

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Charlene Matthews Leonard
March 3, 1933 - November 23, 2021

Charlene Matthews Leonard passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, after a brief illness. She was born March 3, 1933, in Mexia, Texas, to her Parents Z.S. and Jewel Matthews. Charlene and her family moved to Beaumont in the early 1940s, where she attended Dick Dowling Elementary and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1951. It was during these formative years growing up in Beaumont that Charlene encountered and befriended Mrs. Eloise Milam, founder of the Melody Maids, a group of young women who entertained and sang all over the U.S. and Europe. Charlene regarded Eloise as a second mother and the pair fostered a close relationship until Eloise’s death in 2008. After high school, Charlene entered Lamar Jr. College. It was there she met the love of her life – William S. “Bud” Leonard. It was truly a blessed marriage of almost 67 years, until Bud’s death in 2020. […]

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Leona Mae Louvier
April 29, 1932 - November 22, 2021

Leona Mae Louvier, 89, of China, died Monday, November 22, 2021, at the Cascades at Port Arthur. She was born on April 29, 1932, to Claudia Breaux Benoit and Clevence Benoit, in Highlands. Leona loved being active and helping neighbors, friends, and family. She was always willing to help and not expect anything in return. Leona enjoyed music and loved to sing. She knew every song and could sing it in French. Survivors include her sons, Moise “Moe” Louvier, Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Little Cypress; Alfred “Al” Louvier and his wife, Renona, of Houston; and Don Louvier and his wife, Regina, of Lumberton; brother, James “AJ” Benoit and his wife, Betty, of Shreveport, Louisiana; sisters, Merdie Winzer of Dickenson; Viola Moss of China; Mary Braniff and her husband, Estil, of Vidor; and Eloise Sparks of Dickenson; grandchildren, DeAnna Sonnier and her husband, Charles, of Fannet; Jason Louvier and […]

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Jim Smylie
April 19, 1958 - November 19, 2021

James Wilson Smylie was called home to God on Friday, November 19, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer.  Jim, as he was known to most, was born to Jim and Joe Nell Smylie in Wichita Falls, TX on April 19, 1958, but grew up in the middle of the Texas oil patch in Snyder, TX.  His childhood was marked by all the adventures a boy could want, playing sports on the street with friends, camping on the West Texas plains with his father and brothers, and eating watermelon in the front yard with his sisters. Most importantly Jim learned the values of faith and family, loving God, his parents and siblings fiercely. Many will remember Jim for his unrelenting work ethic first as a Chemical Engineer and later as a Small Business Owner. He excelled in both endeavors and there is no doubt Jim enjoyed working and seeing the […]

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Travis Earl Harris, Sr.
February 10, 1936 - November 19, 2021

Travis Earl Harris, Sr. passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born on February 10, 1936, to John and Ellen Garner Harris. He and Jo Ann Harris married in 1958 and enjoyed 63 years of life together. Travis loved the land and all its creatures. He was a proud horseman, and he spent much of his life training and working with horses. He raised cattle and crops with his father and father-in-law, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He grew up learning to work hard, and he did just that. He graduated from Warren High School in 1954 and proceeded to attend Lamar University to study civil engineering. He joined the “Rogues” fraternity that later turned into Sigma Phi Epsilon. He then began his career in pipefitting, management, and engineering until he retired from Pipefitters Local 195 after over forty years of service. Upon retirement, he […]

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Roger O. Purkiss
April 22, 1944 - November 15, 2021

Roger O. Purkiss, 77, of Wildwood, died Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born on April 22, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, to Vera Virginia Booker and Guy Bromfield Purkiss, Jr. Roger was a United States Navy veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He retired as Vice President from Del Papa Distributing after twenty years of employment. He enjoyed fishing, his dogs, Sissy and Daisy, and being with people. Roger will be remembered as a loving father, brother, and gramps.. He is survived by his son, Mike Purkiss and his wife, Amy, of Lake Jackson; granddaughters, Madison Purkiss Holland and her husband, Randy, of  Oyster Creek  and Kendyl Brawley and her fiancé, Carlin Georgie, of Jones Creek; sisters, Lisa Pepper and her husband, Jack, of Boone, North Carolina and Lori Edgington, of Jupiter, Florida; brothers, Todd and Mark Purkiss, of Detroit, Michigan; and sister-in-law,  Carolyn Purkiss, of Edgewood, New Mexico; […]

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Pamela Sue Evans Truax
July 4, 1956 - November 14, 2021

Pamela Sue Evans Truax, 65, of Beaumont, Died Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Gertrude White Evans and Sterling Evans. Pam will be remembered by her friends and family – who she lived for – as a generous, strong woman with a great sense of humor. She was a loving mother who would do anything for her son. Pam touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with in her everyday life, and people around the country and world because she loved to travel. Her memory will serve as a source of strength to those who knew and loved her. The example she set will inspire us to live a life of faith until we meet her again in the presence of God. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her son, Daren Truax […]

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Virginia E. “Ginger” Aubey
February 8, 1950 - November 9, 2021

Virginia E. “Ginger” Aubey, 71, of Beaumont, died November 9, 2021, at Arden Place of Beaumont. She was born February 8, 1950, and raised by Mary Frances Durst and Sterling Frank Durst. Ginger graduated from South Park High School in Beaumont in 1968. She worked as a veterinary technician at Countryside Veterinary Clinic, Lumberton, and was a great lover of animals. Ginger is survived by her brother, Glenn Durst and his wife, Mary, of Sour Lake; niece and nephew, Nicole and Andrew Durst; great nephew, Braedon Humphrey; and her best friend of over fifty years, Fran Weber. She is preceded in death by her father, Sterling Frank Durst; mother, Mary Frances Durst; and aunt, Virginia C. Aubey. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Tom Granger, Teri Self, and Fran Weber for their love and devotion towards Ginger in her last years. Memorial contributions may […]

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Linda Kay Collins Hunsinger
January 21, 1944 - November 6, 2021

Linda Kay Collins Hunsinger, 77, of Beaumont, died Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Focused Care at Summer Place, Beaumont, Texas. She was born on January 21, 1944, to Bettie Mae Burrell Collins and Elden “Pid” Warren Collins, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Our mama was a longtime manager with Spartan Food Systems (Hardee’s) and then retired from Bi-Lo Bakery after 25 years. She was a longtime resident of Inman, South Carolina, and moved to Beaumont in 2016 to be with her daughter. Mama and Daddy got married in 1965 then traveled the world with the United States Navy. They settled in Wellford, South Carolina, to raise their family. Mama was a wonderful artist and had a passion for Culinary Arts. Survivors include her son, Terry Hunsinger and his wife, Rhyan, of Easley, South Carolina and daughter, Traci Miller and her husband, Kenny, of Cheek, Texas; sister, Mary Sawyer and her husband, […]

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William Lewis “Bill” Strait
January 27, 1926 - November 6, 2021

William Lewis “Bill” Strait, 95, of Beaumont, died Saturday, November 6, 2021. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on January 27, 1926. He and his family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1940, where he finished high school in 1943. He attended Texas A&I (now Texas A&M, Kingsville) one year before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served two years. He attended Texas A&M where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1949. Upon graduation, he worked for the Texas Highway Department, in Pharr, Texas; a geophysical exploration concern in Louisiana; consulting engineers in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Raymondville; and a contractor in Beaumont. In 1959, he went to work for Texaco Research in Port Arthur, being responsible for the construction of the new facilities there. In 1972, he was transferred to the Refinery where he worked on new construction and writing specifications and […]

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Josue Paches Padrones
May 3, 1943 - November 6, 2021

Josue Paches Padrones, 78, of Beaumont, died Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on May 3, 1943, to Kristita Paches Padrones and Anaclito Padrones, in Batu, Passi, Philippines. He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from University of San Agustin in 1969 and passed his BAR examination in 1970. He started his public service as a Police Lieutenant in his hometown of Passi, Iloilo Philippines. Then became a Private Secretary of the Provincial Board, and an Officer In charge of the office of the Governor. Eventually became the City Attorney and a practicing lawyer. In1982-1986, he was elected as (unopposed) Vice Mayor of Passi, Iloilo.  After his term, he continued his practice as  a lawyer. In 1988, he decided to migrate in the US with his family, where he was first employed by Mehaffy- Weber and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. here in […]

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Patricia K. Keprta
January 21, 1934 - November 5, 2021

Patricia K. Keprta, 87, of Beaumont, died peacefully Friday, November 5, 2021. She was born on January 21, 1934, to Catherine Diehl Stuber Schwartz and Joseph Stuber, in Mingo Junction, Ohio. After graduating from Mingo Junction high school in 1950, Patricia received her RN at Aultman College in Canton, Ohio. Following nurses training, she traveled to Southern California, where she met the love of her life, William Joseph Keprta. They were married in 1957. Her nursing career lasted for approximately 50 years, primarily in the Labor and Delivery and Nursery at Baptist and Women and Children’s Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. In addition to her Nursing and Homemaking career, she was avid crafts artisan for over 60 years. Among these included needlework, ceramics, embroidery and quilting. Her creations were a labor of love and were primarily given to family, classmates, friends and the church community. Survivors include her sons, Sean Keprta […]

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Dennis Theall
August 27, 1954 - November 5, 2021

John “Dennis” Theall, 67, died peacefully on November 5, 2021, at his residence in Lumberton, Texas. Dennis was born on August 27, 1954, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas, to Joseph Dalton Theall and Anna Jean Baldwin Theall. He graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1976 and worked and retired as a chemical engineer from Exxon Mobil. Dennis was a devoted dad and granddad. He enjoyed Sunday lunches and visits with his mother and family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved spending time and spoiling his dog, Casey. Fishing Fridays, dove hunting, family trips, weekend getaways, and family cruising added joys to his life. He loved playing golf, baseball, traveling, and scuba diving. He was up for good food, family, and lots of laughs. On September 13, 1975, and March 28, 1978, respectively he welcomed his two beautiful daughters, […]

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Wilbert Leo Denton, Sr.
October 18, 1938 - November 5, 2021

Wilbert Leo Denton, Sr. was born on October 18, 1938, in Port Neches, Texas, and went to be with the Lord on November 5, 2021, in Beaumont, Texas. He proudly served in the United States Army as a radar technician. While stationed in Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, he met the love of his life, Silvia Valdez Denton. They were happily married for 63 years until the time of his death. He was a pipefitter out of Local 195 and employed by Texas US/Ameripol Synpol where he enjoyed the company of many friends through the years. After retiring from the plant, he worked at Baker Auto as a service manager for ten years. He had a strong worth ethic, a selfless love for his family, and a genuine love for his Lord Jesus.  He also had a selfless love for his friends and was known for always helping others. […]

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Robert C. “Bobby” Marks, Sr.
December 31, 1944 - November 2, 2021

Robert C. “Bobby” Marks, Sr., 76, of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at Tomball Nursing Center. He was born on December 31, 1944, to Hazel Krepper Marks and Stanley Joseph Marks, Sr, in Port Arthur, and was a United States Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his sons, Sgt. Robert Marks, Jr., U.S. Army Ret. of Schertz and SSG. Joseph Marks, U.S. Army Ret. of Pinehurst; sisters, Hazel and Beatrice; daughter, Carla Ann Marks of Port Neches; and grandchildren, Caleb Marks-Robles, Bracen Marks, Zoey Marks, Maya Marks, Vivian Marks, Lillian Marks, Drew Marie, Avery Leigh, and Scout; sister-in-law, Joyce Marks of Beaumont and nieces and nephews, Michael and Kimberly Marks of Beaumont; Nathan and Melissa Stansbury and their son, Aaron; and Bubba and Barbara Erickson and their son, Jon. He is preceded in death by his brother, Cpl. Stanley J. Marks, Jr., U.S. Army of Beaumont and sister, Elizabeth […]

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Jerry Kent McAlpin
October 7, 1946 - November 1, 2021

After a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer, Jerry McAlpin peacefully passed away November 1, 2021, surrounded by many of those he loved.  Jerry was a kind and gentle soul who loved being with his family, many friends, and his puppy dogs, especially Priscilla. Jerry grew up in Beaumont working on weekends at his father’s car lot cleaning and servicing his dad’s cars.  He graduated from Forest Park High School and attended the University of Houston, where he met Mike Bartniski and Edward Harris, with whom he has remained great friends for over 50 years.  Oftentimes Jerry and friends would meet at the Spanish Village Restaurant and then head out to watch the U of H Cougars play football or basketball. After graduating college, Jerry pursued a career in the Oil & Gas industry specializing in Chemical Plants.  There was not a chemical he did not know and their proper […]

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JoAnn Courts
July 29, 1940 - October 31, 2021

JoAnn Courts, 81, of Houston, died Sunday, October 31, 2021. She was born July 29, 1940, in Newark, New Jersey to George Kelly and Jeanette Richardson. JoAnn’s graveside service will be Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:

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Starlee Ann Patterson
December 25, 1947 - October 30, 2021

Starlee Ann Patterson, 74, of Beaumont, passed away comfortably Saturday October 30, 2021. She was born December 25, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Mary Ellen Sears and Leon Sears. Starlee was an exceptional person, she was definitely loved by all. She enjoyed serving in her community.  May it be the Pilot Club of Beaumont, or volunteering at her granddaughter’s school, at Legacy Christian academy. In her Realtor days, she was a sister to every Realtor in town. Her selfless creativity always shined through— filled with never ending ideas and a keen artistic eye.  She will be incredibly forever missed and loved by all. She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Pat Patterson of Beaumont; daughter, Dusty Brammer of Beaumont; brother, Irel Sears and his wife, Carolyn, of Metairie, Louisiana; her grandchildren, Andie Elaine Brammer and Charlie Faith Brammer, of Beaumont; nieces, Kristin McNeely, and her two children, Peyton […]

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Don Smith
August 19, 1941 - October 30, 2021

Donald Wray Smith, 80, of Beaumont, died Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Beaumont. He was born August 19, 1941, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, to Emma Marie Edwards Smith and George S. Smith. Don had a career in the radio and television industry, and was retired from Time Warner. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a long-time member of Wesley United Methodist Church.  He was active with the church choir as well as the Beaumont Community Players.  He loved playing golf, telling stories, and spending time with his friends and family. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Merrill Smith, and his wife of 35 years, Glenda “Sue” Hollis Smith.  He is survived by his daughters, Dr. Jennifer Wilson and her husband, Dr. Robert; Amy Drury and her husband, Jon; son, David G. Smith and his wife, Meghan; grandchildren, Dr. […]

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Sandra Davis Youngblood
November 21, 1933 - October 29, 2021

Sandra Davis Youngblood, 87, of Kyle, died Friday, October 29, 2021. She and her sister, Wanda Louise Allen, were the first generation of her family to attend university. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in elementary education from Lamar University and taught remedial reading for 21 years in Beaumont public schools. She endowed the children that she knew with a deep love of reading. She was a Challenge 2 level square dancer and an avid quilter, proudly continuing this American tradition. She was born November 21, 1933, in Jennings Louisiana, to Marguerite Brackin Davis and I.C. Davis. She is survived by her sons, Michael Youngblood and his wife, Annett Franke, of Arlington, Virginia; Mark Youngblood and his wife, Rachel Toomim, of Sarasota, Florida; daughter, Susan Youngblood of Kyle; son, Paul Youngblood; grandchildren, McKenzie, Stephen, Cody, Caroline, Ryan, and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Juniper and Korynn; and step-grandchildren, Grace and Ian. She is […]

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Warren Edgar Mills
March 9, 1954 - October 28, 2021

Warren Edgar Mills, 67, of Sour Lake, died Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston. He was born March 9, 1954, in Sour Lake, to Ethel Mary Frederick Mills and R. Seal Mills. He is survived by his siblings, Maxine Pennington of Montgomery, Evelyn Fontenot of Nome, Tommy Mills of Sour Lake, Theresa Guidry of Hemphill, Darla Floyd of Sour Lake; nieces and nephews, Patty Barfield, Angie Hartt, Sheri Devillier, Shannon Mills, Tracy Mills, Melissa Fisher, Stephanie Sandoval, John Paul Mills, Blaine Floyd, and Laura Christopher. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Lee Mills; and sister, Sally Denise Mills. Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont Texas 77705. Cremation arrangements for Warren were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any […]

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Don Moore
January 14, 1950 - October 27, 2021

Donald Eugene Moore, Family Man, Stranger to Nobody, Lamar Sports Fanatic, ALL Sports Fanatic – Except the Cowboys, Country Boy turned City Boy, Bowler, Hard Worker, 71, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Beaumont. He was born January 14, 1950, in Tracy, Minnesota, to Bernadette Schroer Moore and Robert Moore. When you think of Don, Donnie, or Donald (nobody called him this – unless he was in trouble, which was probably a lot – you would have to ask his siblings), what is the first thing that comes to mind? Love of Family and Friends – Just listen to the stories told about him and realize how many lives he touched and how deeply His laugh – You could pick him out of a noisy, crowded room without hesitation Lamar Sports – Again, all that you have to do is listen to […]

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Gerald “Jerry” Black
June 22, 1955 - October 26, 2021

Gerald “Jerry” Black, 66, of Sour Lake, went to be with Jesus Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont.  He was born on June 22, 1955, to Mary Jean Shipman Black and Morton Gerald Black, in Beaumont. Jerry was a member of Pipefitter Local #195 for 15 years and was also music director at Grayburg Baptist Church since 1997. Jerry was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. His priorities in life were serving God, loving his family and helping others. He and his wife, Lisa, were married for 40 years. He loved to spend time with his kids and grandkids playing games and pulling pranks. Wherever he went he was always playing music and loved singing. He enjoyed singing with family and friends and picking his guitar. Baseball was a passion, and he was a huge fan of the Astros. He spent many years umpiring everything from […]

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Michael Lewis Long
December 8, 1973 - October 25, 2021

Michael Lewis Long, 47, of Beaumont, died on October 25, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born to Carl and Peggy Legett Long on December 8, 1973, in Houston, Texas. Michael served his country in the United States Air Force. Michael will forever be remembered as a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his parents, Carl and Peggy Long of Beaumont; daughters, October and Cassandra Vavich of Lake Jackson; granddaughter, Amelia of Lake Jackson; sister, Sabryna Carlson and her husband, Michael, of LaMarque; and nieces and nephews, Katya, Rhegyn, Ian, Donte, Randi, Raya, Raivyn, and Kristyanna. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Long at 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular […]

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Ruby Pearl Kilpatrick
July 25, 1925 - October 25, 2021

Ruby Pearl Kilpatrick, 96, of Beaumont, died Monday, October 25, 2021, at Belmont Village Senior Living, West Lake Hills, Texas. She was born July 25, 1925, in Deweyville, to Annie Oxley Nappier and Emery Nappier. Ruby went to nursing school during World War II, and worked as a nurse for many years. After her children were grown, she went back to school and obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Her last job was a nursing instructor at Lamar University School of Nursing. Ruby is survived by her children, Dale Kilpatrick and his wife, Kay, of Lumberton; William Kilpatrick and his wife, Jenny, of Houston; and Dianne Kilpatrick of Austin; grandchildren, Keri Kilpatrick, Kami Rengert, Karla Kilpatrick Jones; Brandon Kilpatrick; Kevin Kilpatrick; Kelly Kilpatrick; Alyssa Tough; Dasha Kilpatrick; great-grandchildren, Trent Skinner, Emily Skinner, Trevor Jones, Bryson Jones, Justin Morwood, Meridian Kilpatrick, Parker Tough, Chase Tough, Evan Tough; and great-great-grandchild, Jake Jones. […]

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