Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

Judy Richardson
October 7, 1945 - January 17, 2022

Judy Richardson, 76, of Beaumont, died Monday, January 17, 2022. She was born on October 7, 1945, to Mary Ruth Mills and L.Z. Miller, in Corpus Christi. Judy was a church organist and pianist for many years. She liked to read, cook, and sew. Judy also enjoyed babysitting and taking care of children. Survivors include her husband of fifty-one years, Marlin “Butch” Richardson; children, Kim Elaine Ramirez and her husband, Phil, of Frisco and Amy Gail Ghorstygrbrakoxfdeis and her husband, Marlo, of Germany; siblings, Jeannie Miller of Amarillo and Joy Cook of Beaumont; grandchildren, Brady Ghorstygrbrakoxfdeis, Maggie Meijer, Zoe Ramirez, Trinity Ramirez, Jack Ghorstygrbrakoxfdeis, and Sam Ghorstygrbrakoxfdeis; and niece, Armanda Selandis. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jan Rochelle Miller. A gathering of Mrs. Richardson’s family and friends will begin at 1:30 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, January 20, 2022, […]

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Dean Kuebodeaux
September 2, 1935 - January 17, 2022

Dean Kuebodeaux, 86, of China, died Monday, January 17, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born on September 2, 1935, to Clemence Goudeau and Joseph Roy Goodeaux, in Pine Island, Texas. Dean loved gardening, quilting, cooking for her friends and family, and spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was a proud Boy Scout mom. She looked forward to bible study, sleepovers, and lunch with her best girlfriends. Survivors include her daughter, Renee Kuebodeaux; son, Andy Kuebodeaux and his wife, Audrey; grandchildren, Codi Burgess and her husband, Callan and Heather Clark; and great-grandchildren, Cameron Burgess, Greyson Burgess, Ahzyna Clark, and Daisy Clark. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronnie Kuebodeaux; and brother, Arthur Lee Goodeaux. A gathering of Mrs. Kuebodeaux’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service […]

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Linda Ann Fancey
February 28, 1947 - January 17, 2022

Linda Ann Fancey, 74, of China, died Monday, January 17, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on February 28, 1947, to Diola Marie Richard LaBove and Lawrence LaBove, in Port Neches. Linda loved her Bunco club and former bowling years. She loved fishing, trips to the deer lease, cooking, but most of all Linda loved her children and grandchildren. Linda didn’t miss one activity for her grandkids. The best day of her life was finding her first born adopted daughter. Survivors include her husband, Charles Fancey; daughters, Jon Angela Montie and her husband, Todd, of Sulphur, Louisiana; DeLana Lynn Miller of China; Aimee Louise McGallion and her husband, Elgie, of Kirbyville; Christen Meyers and her husband, Dallas, of Marysville, Ohio; and Jennifer Hoaglund and her husband, Shane, of Earlville, Illinois; grandchildren, Marissa Hall and her husband, Tyler; Melaina Montie; Brittany Renick and her husband, Cliff; Karie […]

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Charles Cox, Sr.
December 29, 1944 - January 17, 2022

Charles Cox, Sr., of Beaumont, died Monday, January 17, 2022. He was born December 29, 1944, in Thibodaux, Louisiana, to Marie Stevens Cox and William Cox. Charles was known as “The Battery Man”. He owned Battery Warehouse and worked for Exide Battery, Beaumont. He is survived by his wife, Linda Cox, of Beaumont; sons, Charles Cox, Jr. and his wife, Vicki, Beaumont; Tony Cox of Beaumont; Derek Cox and his wife, Patty, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Krystle, Cody, Travis, Katy, Hannah, Noah, Tyler, Alexis, Cody, Miranda, Ragan, Zoey; and twelve great-grandchildren. Mr. Cox’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

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Roylyn Kay Howell
January 18, 1937 - January 16, 2022

Roylyn Kay Howell, 84, of Sour Lake, died Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born on January 18, 1937, to Irene Rose Coupal Warren and John LeRoy Warren, in Palco, Kansas. She spent her working years as a legal secretary in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas and in retirement earned the nickname “Ms. BowKay” making her bows for children that turned into a full-time business in multiple states. She also enjoyed word puzzles while beating anyone in Scrabble and baking and sewing. Survivors include her husband, Russell “Rusty” Howell; children, Wesley Howard and his wife, Carol; Rodney Howard and his wife, Brenda; stepdaughter, Rhonda King and her husband, Barry; grandchildren, Doug Howard and his wife, Careen; Dustin Howard and his wife, Valerie; Jonathan Howard; Madeline Howard; Chelsea Powell; and Brice Wisener; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents […]

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Allan Samuel Anderud
October 22, 1947 - January 14, 2022

Allan Samuel Anderud, 74, of Beaumont, died Friday, January 14, 2022, at Arden Place of Beaumont. He was born on October 22, 1947, to Ella Frisk Anderud and Carl Anderud, in Stockholm, Sweden. After moving to the states as a young boy, Allan grew up in California before settling in Colorado with his family. It was there he met Mardi, his wife of 51 years, and welcomed their four children. Taking a job with Sysco Foods brought him from Colorado to Texas in 1981. Over the 40 years he worked there, both his coworkers and customers became his Sysco family. When he wasn’t putting in orders or running hot shots, you could find Allan at church where he loved to worship. He combined his passions for performing and ministry in the Fine Arts Program at Cathedral in the Pines, where he coached and developed students to use their talents to […]

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Pattie Sue Richardson
September 21, 1929 - January 14, 2022

Pattie Sue Richardson, 92, of Nome, died Friday, January 14, 2022. She was born on September 21, 1929, to Goldie Swarthout Goodwin and Byron Goodwin, in Eldorado, Arkansas. Adored by so many of her friends, family, and teaching associates, “Ms. Pattie” was defined by her Christian upbringing and her love of children, music and family – all of which converged to guide her through a fruitful life of service to others. Ms. Pattie’s parents encouraged her interest in music at an early age, and she became an accomplished pianist in her teenage years. Her family moved to Nome, Texas when her father Byron’s employer transferred him there. After graduating from high school in Sour Lake, she enrolled in the music program at Mary Hardin Baylor Christian University in Belton, Texas. Unfortunately, after pursuing her formal music education for less than two short years, her mother’s untimely death required that she […]

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Gerald Lee Fontenot
July 9, 1935 - January 12, 2022

Gerald Lee Fontenot, 86, of China, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022. He was born on July 9, 1935, to Eula Young Fontenot and Lee Fontenot, in Beaumont, and served in the National Guard. Gerald was employed by Beaumont Rice Mill and was a rice farmer for many years. He was also co-owner of W.F. Dragline. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Fontenot; daughters, Catherine LaNell Fontenot of Beaumont; Lorrie Hoffpauir and her husband, Patrick, of Beaumont; and Deanne Frampton Halbert of Milton, Vermont; grandchildren, Christina Hoffpauir and Lucas Hoffpauir, both of Beaumont and Sheperd Halbert of Milton, Vermont; 4-legged companion, Tucker; and numerous, nephews and their spouses. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nina Mae Bogan Fontenot; sisters, Una Mae “Sis” Adams and Cynthia Marie Bickford. A Rosary for Mr. Fontenot will be recited at 10:00 a.m., with a gathering of his family and friends to follow at […]

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Quay Van Giang
October 11, 1948 - January 12, 2022

Quay Van Giang, 73, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022. A gathering of Mr. Giang’s family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, with his committal to follow at Broussard’s Crematorium, 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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Ryan Prescott Foster
May 14, 1982 - January 12, 2022

Ryan Prescott Foster, 39, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. Ryan was born May 14, 1982, to Lisa Morris Foster and Robert Paul Foster, in Nederland, Texas.  He was a master electrician and owned his own company, Prescion Electrical Solutions Inc. He was a very talented musician. He was very loved by all and would do anything for a friend. He will be sorely missed. Survivors include his mother, Lisa Foster of Beaumont; aunt, Cynthia Nichols and her husband, Preston of Austin; grandmother, Peggy Morris and grandfather, Lewis Morris, both of Beaumont; great-aunts and uncles, Patricia Simmons and her husband, Richard “Dickie” Simmons, Sr.; Dr. Bill Albarado and his wife, Mary; and John Albarado; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Paul Foster and his grandparents, Garner and Chloe Foster. Mr. Foster will be available […]

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Randy Vincent Markland
August 23, 1955 - January 12, 2022

Randy Vincent Markland, 66, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on August 23, 1955, to Viola Abbitt Markland and J.B. Markland, in Elgin, Illinois. Randy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was very well traveled and enjoyed scuba diving when he traveled. Survivors include his son, Randy Markland of West Monroe, Louisiana; daughter, Melanie Fagan and her husband, Michael, of Fairhope, Alabama; and son, Shawn Markland of Baytown; and granddaughter, Olivia Fagan. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Markland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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Harley Lee Soper
July 7, 1925 - January 11, 2022

Harley Lee Soper, 96, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Christus Southeast Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on July 7, 1925, to Ruth Pearl Rowley Soper and Ralph Milford Soper, in Sutherland, Nebraska. He grew up farming and ranching and his love for horses and the land stayed with him his entire life. Harley enjoyed woodworking, building furniture, and turning pens. He was a perfectionist in his craft. Harley was very active in his church life. With his wife, he led a small group Bible Study in their home. He served as a treasurer, part of the Benevolence Committee, was a Deacon and Deacon Emeritus, volunteered at the Hope Center, and traveled on mission trips to Mexico. Harley was responsible for leading the Awana Club in his church in Moss Bluff, Louisiana, and Owasso, Oklahoma. Survivors include his children, Steven M. Soper and his wife, Nancy, of […]

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John B. Marks
October 16, 1940 - January 9, 2022

John Baptist Marks, 81, of Beaumont, died Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was born October 16, 1940, in Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Amilee Thibodeaux Marks and Edgar Marks. His graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, 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 Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:

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Joyce Ann Norsworthy
October 31, 1945 - January 9, 2022

Joyce Ann Norsworthy, 76, of Beaumont died Sunday January 9, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont. She was born in Houston, Texas on October 31, 1945, to May Taylor Harper and Bob Harper. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years, Joel Brian Norsworthy, her brother Ira William Garrett, her sister Bea Kettl, and nephews James Kettl and Sean Kettl. Survivors include her brother, Rhitt Garrett and his wife, Janet, of Hockessin, Delaware; nieces, Stena Kettl of Beaumont; Celeste Kendrick of Beaumont; Lara Garrett and her husband, Michael, Barrett of Eatontown, New Jersey; Julie Galvin and her husband, Will, of Ashburn, Virginia; Tina Kettl of Forney, Texas; and nephew, Lonnie Kettl and his wife, Melinda, of Zachary, Louisiana. She is also survived by numerous cousins and great nieces, Cydney Meyer, Genesis Van Conant, Dionne Kettl, Heather Fulton and Lauren Kendrick; and great nephews Casey […]

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Donald Gordon Smith
January 24, 1922 - January 7, 2022

Donald Gordon Smith, 99, of Beaumont, died Friday, January 7, 2022. He was born January 24, 1922, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, to Zelma Mae Drake Smith and Benjamin Conard Smith. Donald was a life member of Texas and National Federation of Music clubs. He retired from Mobil Oil as an operator after over thirty-nine years of service. Donald was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Beaumont, where he was a member of John Land Sunday School class. He enjoyed traveling with Mary extensively, all around the county and Canada, going to Europe once. He is survived by his sons, Reverend Patrick Smith, Sr. and his wife, Vickie, of Brenham; Richard Smith and his wife, Patricia, of Kingwood; Gordon Smith and his wife, Chrys, of Surfside, California; daughters, Janet Perisho of Richardson; Trudy Johnson and her husband, James, of Beaumont; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Bell of Rockwall; brother, David […]

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Evelyn Renee Adkins Richard
February 14, 1971 - January 6, 2022

Evelyn Renee Adkins Richard, 50, of Beaumont, died Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born February 14, 1971, in Beaumont, to Evelyn Droddy Thibodeaux and Warren Butler. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Thibodeaux, of Beaumont; daughters, Devin Adkins of Beaumont; Sandra Danielle Adkins and her husband, Timoteo Galvin, Sr., of Beaumont; son, Justin Kyle Y’Barbo Richard of Beaumont; sisters, Tabatha Butler of Beaumont; Heather Kelly of Vidor; brother, Richard Butler of Vidor; sister, Donna Denise Osborne of Vidor; brother, Joyce Daigle of Beaumont; uncle, Robert Earl Downs, Sr., of Beaumont; grandchildren, Anne Renne Galvan and Antonio Galvan; Marie Lanee; Timoteo Galvan, Jr.; Brandon Frazee; Christianne Parsons; Honesty Adkins; Jordyn Parsons; Tatiana Parsons; Chelsea Parsons; Herman Parson, Jr.; Elliott Clements; Nikita Hartman; Holly Ann Downs; Robert Downs, Jr.; and Terry Ann Wyatt. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Hampton […]

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Eugene T. “Gene” Corder
January 14, 1931 - January 4, 2022

Gene Corder of Hamshire, Texas, died Tuesday, the 4th of January 2022, just 10 days shy of his 91st birthday. Eugene Thomas Corder was born in Leesville, Louisiana, on the 14th of January in 1931, the youngest child of Edward William Corder and Lola Ellen Crosby Corder. He was a lifelong hunter and fisherman, gardener, and teller of tales. He graduated from Dayton High School in 1949, and worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1950. The following year, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After his honorary discharge, he was visiting relatives in Beaumont when he met Ruby Lee Alexander. In 1955, they married, and he also signed on to the Beaumont Police Department. Kelly Jean was born in 1961, and Laura Lee, the following year. Gene and Ruby were married 54 years, and he rose in rank at BPD from […]

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Josephine Foret
May 31, 1952 - January 4, 2022

Josephine Foret, 68, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Beaumont. she was born May 31, 1953, in Beaumont, to Ophelia Navarro Gonzales and Jose Gonzales. She is survived by her husband, Durwood Lynn Foret, Sr., of Beaumont; sons, Raymond Grayson and his wife, Candace, of Baytown; Michael Grayson; Chad Berwick; daughter, Amanda Cheris Foret; son, Durwood Lynn Foret, Jr.; sisters, Virginia Parra; Connie Matte, all of Beaumont; Louise Guidry, of Vidor; Belinda Gonzales of Nederland; brother, Jose Gonzales of Vidor; sister, Margaret Fuentes of Beaumont; grandchildren, Tyler Grayson, Miranda Grayson, Zachary Grayson, Madilyn Berwick, Hazel Wood, Phoenix Williams, Makenzy Berwick; and three great-grandchildren. Josephine’s cremation arrangements were handled under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, at Broussard’s Crematorium. Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 33, P.O. Box 7325 Beaumont, Texas 77726.

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Charles Wayne Rizzato
April 10, 1949 - January 4, 2022

Charlie Wayne Rizzato, 72, was called peacefully home to our lord on January 04, 2022, at his residence in China, Texas. Charlie was born April 10, 1949, in Beaumont, Texas. He was a graduate of Hardin Jefferson High School.  Charlie went on to enroll at Lamar University, where he earned a Master in Mechanical Engineering and studied Computer Science. Charlie worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, after graduating from Lamar University in 1972.  He retired from Texas Instruments in 1977 after his life changing automobile accident. His hobbies and interests included everything from nature and science to talking stocks with his nephew.  Charlie was an avid reader, researcher, and animal watcher.  He was fascinated with Space; and Elon Musk’s Neuralink company was a favorite of his, as the neurotechnology could potentially one day help paralyzed individuals. He was a loving brother, a wonderful uncle, and a kind human being. […]

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Larry Michael Britain
March 20, 1950 - January 3, 2022

Larry Michael Britain, 71, of Beaumont, formerly of Sour Lake, died Monday, January 3, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. He lived in Sour Lake for 40 years, where he taught at Hardin-Jefferson ISD for 27 years. He was born on March 20, 1950, in Port Arthur, to Frances Lane Britain and John M. Britain, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Hallie Britain; daughter, Kimberly Blanchard and her husband, Joseph Blanchard, of Beaumont; and two grandsons, Haden Blanchard and Parker Blanchard, both of Beaumont; and two brothers, John M. Britain III and his wife, Tonia, of Melbourne, Florida and Charles Britain and his wife, Eudora, of Nederland. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances Britain. A gathering of Mr. Britain’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022, at […]

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Samuel Francis Scalisi
April 2, 1929 - January 2, 2022

Samuel Francis Scalisi, 92, of China, died Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was born on April 2, 1929, to Josephine Tortamase Scalisi and Maurice Scalisi, in Abbeville, Louisiana, and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Survivors include his wife, Gracie Scalisi; daughters, Rachal Jordan and her husband, Jimmy and Elizabeth Gallier and her husband, Jim, all of China; Monica Roberts of Humble; and Melani Porter and her husband, Gary, of Port Neches; sister, Mary Ann Fewell of Goleta, California; grandchildren, Jessica Jordan; James Jordan and his wife, Jennifer; Miranda Hager and her husband, John; Nicholas Besse and Brittani; Geoff Bess and his wife, Stacey; Lauren Scariano and her husband, John; Lindsey Gallier and Robert Coffey; Jared Gallier and his wife, Lauren; Summer Walker; Kourtney Roberts; Reid Porter; and Garret Porter; and eleven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Bernadette Besse; sisters, Rose Thompson, Catherine […]

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Linda Faye Winn
June 7, 1947 - December 31, 2021

Linda Faye Winn, 74, of Port Arthur, died Friday, December 31, 2021. She was born on June 7, 1947, to Lillian Cryer Rizzato and Joseph Rizzato, in Beaumont. Linda was a devout Christian and a devoted grandmother who never met a stranger. Survivors include her daughter, Regina Herrera Castaneda and her husband, Tobias, of Arlington; sister, Carolyn Arrington of Beaumont; grandchildren, Cristian Castaneda and Jerry Castaneda; nieces and nephews, Carla Baird and her husband, Billy; Bubba Mazzola; Calvin Langford and his wife, Donna; Kenny Langford and his wife, Kathy; J.C. Harris; Jeff Harris and his wife, Carol; Joe Whitlow; Jody Herrera and his wife, Tammy; Gary Herrera and his wife, April; Ronnie Herrera; and Christi Ener and her husband, Tommy; and several great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Mary Jo Franklin and Jeanette Whitlow. Ms. Winn’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s […]

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James Gus Linscomb
January 2, 1926 - December 28, 2021

James Gus Linscomb, 95, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021. He was born on January 2, 1926, to Olivia Boudreaux Linscomb and Leonard Linscomb, in Beaumont. Survivors include his son, Craig Linscomb and his husband, James, of Houston; daughter, Carolyn Little of Beaumont; grandchildren, Chrissy Johnson and her husband, Adam; Tiffany Martin and her husband, Kevin; and James Little and his wife, Maureen; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Alanah, Briana, and Brian. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Linscomb; brother, Alsie Linscomb; and sisters, Dorothy Jowers and Annie Ruth Linscomb. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.

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Clyde Matthews Whitmire
June 27, 1934 - December 28, 2021

Clyde Whitmire was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. His family moved to Port Neches, Texas, where graduated for Port Neches High School. Clyde spent his working life in the grocery business. He managed stores in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Connecticut. He ultimately achieved his dream of owning his own store in Daisetta, Texas. Clyde and his family lived there happily for over thirty years. When not working at the store, Clyde was hunting or fishing and well known for his skills. Clyde was a recognized member of the community, a member of the First United Methodist Church, Daisetta. He served on the Fire Board and was named Citizen of the Year in 1999 and was honored with the “Community Builder Award” by the Masonic Lodge in Hull. Clyde was always willing to help with community events and will be remembered for his kindnesses. After moving to Beaumont and joining First United […]

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Shirley Hodges
May 22, 1936 - December 26, 2021

Shirley Hodges, 85, of Beaumont, died Sunday, December 26, 2021, after a brief illness. She was born May 22, 1936, in Beaumont, to Inez Annie Amaimo Brown and Louie Reeve Brown. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Wunsch and her husband, Terry, of Beaumont; Diane Walker and her husband, Shawn, of Beaumont; and grandchild, Nikki Walker. Memorial contributions may be made the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Hodges and her son, Dennis Crow. Her graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, 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 Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease […]

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Mildred LaJuan Holt
September 14, 1934 - December 25, 2021

Mildred LaJuan Holt, 87, of Beaumont, died Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born September 14, 1934, in Peacock, Texas, to Mildred Irene Watson Rash and James Edward Rash, Sr. It was there that she met and married the love of her life Courtney Holt and soon after moving to Beaumont to raise their 4 children in South Park.  She became a hairdresser in the mid 60s and at some point, probably did most of the south end ladies’ hair. The world knew her as LaJuan but the luckiest of us knew her as “Mom” or “Ninnie”. No matter what you called her, there is no denying that she was one of a kind. She was a lady of many talents.  Among them cooking, baking, square dancing, painting, gardening and had some impressive crocheting skills.  She was strong, brave, outspoken and so full of love. Ninnie […]

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Chad “Gecko” Holt
January 14, 1975 - December 25, 2021

Chad “Gecko” Holt, 46, of Port Neches, died Saturday, December 25, 2021. He was born January 14, 1975, in Amarillo, to Lois Hughes Holt and Jack Vernon Holt, Jr. He is survived by his sons, Jacob Holt of Beaumont, Gage Giles of Amarillo, and Riley McDonald of Tulsa, Oklahoma; mother, Corkey Holt of Port Neches; sister, Melanie Tumbleson of Kingwood; grandson, Levi Giles of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Chad is preceded in death by his wife, Michelle Holt and father, Jack Holt, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Philanthropy, Suite 5214, P.O. Box 300630, Houston, Texas 77230-0630. A gathering of Chad’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., followed by his funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the […]

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Carlene Marie Manuel
July 17, 1948 - December 22, 2021

Carlene Marie Manuel took her final breath at 10 p.m., on the evening of December 22, 2021, with her only son, Martin Manuel, holding her hand at her bedside in Round Rock, Texas. Carlene was 73 at the time of her death, and she suffered from respiratory illness for several years. One month prior to her passing she was diagnosed with lung cancer. From Beaumont, Texas, Carlene was born to parents Carl and Jessie Stinnett on July 17, 1948. After graduating from Forest Park High School, Carlene became a certified cosmetologist. Once she married, she left Beaumont on a 15-year sojourn. In Louisiana her son was born, and the family made Tyler, Texas their home for several years before moving abroad. Family and friends were Carlene’s focus. Although she relocated many times, Carlene dedicated her energy both to raising her son and to developing deep and meaningful relationships in each […]

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Peter Fontaine
September 10, 1933 - December 21, 2021

Peter Charles Fontaine was born on September 10, 1933, to Mary and Augustine Peter Fontaine in Natick, Massachusetts. He served in the United States Army from 1955 until 1957. When he left the Army, he moved to Port Arthur, Texas. He worked in the large electric motor and generator repair business a number of years at EM&R in Beaumont. he then worked for MagneTek National Electric Coil out of Houston, where he won numerous awards as a sales representative. Peter was an accomplished home remodeler, builder, and could fix almost anything. Peter is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Virginia Fontaine aka Ginger; sons, Peter Fontaine; Stephen Fontaine and his wife, Laurie; daughter, Katherine Pierce; stepsons, Mark Jacobson and his wife, Elizabeth; Robert Jacobson and his partner, Nick; his four grandchildren, Brandy Wilson and her husband, Ron; Jennifer Tate and her husband, Jarod; Jamie Schad and her husband, Larry; […]

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Steven Wade Cunningham
December 17, 1961 - December 20, 2021

Steve left us suddenly like one whose train arrived unexpectedly, leaving him no time to say goodbye. He was a philosopher, a theologian, an astronomer, a deep thinker and a prolific reader. Perhaps his greatest joy was in sharing the evidence all around us that points to our great Creator. Steve placed his unwavering faith in the one true living God from an early age and never looked back.  Rather, he dug deeper, past simple faith to unwavering conviction. Steve was a senior software developer and a very good one.  He took great pride in his work. Steve was the idyllic big brother, entertaining his little sisters as they grew and jumping in to protect them when needed. He met his bride of 27 years while both were in Aggieland and proposed to her in song. He was a one of a kind, who won’t be replaced but who did […]

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