Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.


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

Texas Funeral Service Commission License #2245

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

Rose G. Alston
October 11, 1933 - August 17, 2022

Rose G. Alston, 88, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born October 11, 1933, in Patoka, Indiana, to Lellia Weitzel Gieseke and Henry Gieseke. Mrs. Alston’s graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Donations can be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, Iowa 50037.

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Joe David Hoffpauir
August 24, 1958 - August 15, 2022

Joe David Hoffpauir, 63, of Beaumont, died Monday, August 15, 2022. A gathering of Mr. Hoffpauir’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

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Yvonne Louise Guidry
February 22, 1928 - August 10, 2022

Yvonne Louise Guidry, 94, of Sour Lake, died Wednesday, August 10, 2022. She was born on February 22, 1928, to Emelia Thibodeaux Himel and Dorgeville Joseph Himel, in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Yvonne grew up on a Louisiana plantation with her two bothers and six sisters. During harvest the whole family cut sugar cane to support the family.  She met Jim Guidry in 1948 and four months later they were married and enjoyed a long marriage of 52 years until his death in 2001. Yvonne traveled throughout the United States and foreign countries with her family. She also enjoyed playing games. She was a devout Catholic having a particular love for Virgin Mary, saying her rosary every day. Survivors include her children, Barbara Blanchette and her husband, Fred, of Sour Lake; Michael Guidry and his wife, Rose Mary, of Alvin; Woodrow Guidry, Sr. and his wife, Louise, of Vidor; Cynthia McKee and […]

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Rebecca “Sissy” Sherian Dunagan
June 28, 1952 - August 8, 2022

Rebecca “Sissy” Sherian Dunagan was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly on August 8, 2022, at age 70. She was born to J.D. Burnett and Lurline Wright on June 28, 1952. After graduating from high school, Rebecca attended and graduated from Lamar University to pursue her career as a nurse. Shortly after meeting Ronald Dale Clements, they got married and began their family. After being married for almost 30 years, Ronald passed suddenly in 2003. As Rebecca’s life moved forward, a new chapter in her story began. She met a wonderful man by the name of James Dunagan III and over the next 17 years they built a life together. James lives in Nome, TX running working cattle ranch where they have enjoyed their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends company often. “Roping and Wrangling” became part of her everyday life, and she […]

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John Bowman (JB) Harvill, Jr.
September 6, 1931 - August 8, 2022

John Bowman (JB) Harvill, Jr. died on August 8, 2022, during a fight with cancer. He was born on September 6, 1931, to Madge (Donnelly) and John Harvill, Sr.  He grew up in Paris, Texas, and at 15, played tenor sax in a swing band, the Billy Hub Hill Orchestra, along with some of his friends.  In 1950, JB joined the Air Force and became an aircraft radar technician.  He was assigned to the 4925th Test Group (Atomic) at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque for four years.  He immediately enrolled at University of North Texas, where he earned his BA and MA degrees in mathematics.  In 1956, with a fresh thesis on Boolean algebra, JB walked into Texas Instruments on Lemmon Ave. in Dallas and was hired on the spot as TI’s first scientific programmer. Computing became JB’s passion.  In the 1960s as Director of the Computing Center at Southern Methodist […]

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Birdie Norma Breaux
April 16, 1944 - August 5, 2022

Birdie Norma Breaux, 78, of Vidor, died Friday, August 5, 2022. She was born April 16, 1944, in Rayne, Louisiana. She is survived by her son, David Lee Breaux, Jr. and his wife, Jessica, of Vidor; daughter, Sabrina Lynn Pate and her husband, Mark, of Sour Lake; grandchildren, Chelsey, Chase, Kirsty, Brittany, and Haley; and numerous great-grandchildren and other family. Birdie is preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Breaux, Sr. A gathering of Mrs. Breaux’s family and friends will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 8, 2022, at Pine Ridge Cemetery, FM 421 West, Sour Lake. Memorial contributions can be made to Heirlooms for Hospice, 5925 Phelan Boulevard, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

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Constance Joan Nelson
April 19, 1934 - August 5, 2022

Constance Joan Nelson was born April 19, 1934, in Yakima, Washington. Joan passed away peacefully on August 5, 2022. She is survived by her son, Kenneth John “Skip” Tammen of Round Rock, Texas; grandson, Denton Tammen; granddaughter, Abigail Tammen; grandson, Jeremy Burkett; grandson, Josh Shannon; and granddaughter, Samantha Schexnider. Joan is preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Hope Bailey; father, Frank Wendell Nelson; brother, Jim Nelson and daughters, Candace Hope Shannon, Deborah Annette Reed, and Tamara Joan Tammen. Mrs. Nelson’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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Cathy Pennell
July 5, 1966 - August 2, 2022

Cathy Marie Pennell, 56, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born July 5, 1966, in Beaumont, to Chrystine Farley Roy and Gene Alfred Roy. Cathy is survived by her husband, Doug Pennell; son, Taylor Pennell of Fannett; father, Gene Roy and his wife, Yvonne, of Montana; mother, Chrystine Roy of Groves; brother, William “Bill” Roy of Livingston; Donald Roy and his wife, Jana, of LaBelle; Dewayne Roy and his wife, Dawn, of Vidor; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Louis and Theresa Roy. Mrs. Pennell’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 the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Carol Byrd Summerlin
December 21, 1939 - August 2, 2022

Carol Byrd Summerlin, 82, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. She was born December 21, 1939, in Beaumont, to Helen Head Byrd and Ernest Clark Byrd. Carol graduated South Park High School in 1957. She attended Lamar University and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. Carol married her husband Bill October 18, 1958. She worked at Gulf States for several years early in their marriage. Carol is survived by her husband, William Summerlin, Jr.; children, Becky Summerlin; Lori Sue Cormier and her husband, Troy, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Corbin Joseph Cormier and his wife, Jessica, of Houston; and Colin Daniel Cormier of Boston, Massachusetts. She is preceded in death by her parents and son, David Brian Summerlin. A gathering of Mrs. Summerlin’s family and friends will begin 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major […]

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Marie Wright
January 6, 1944 - July 31, 2022

Marie Wright, 78, of China, died Sunday, July 31, 2022. A gathering of Mrs. Wright’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at China Cemetery, China.

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Joseph Daniel DeMarino, Sr.
September 7, 1940 - July 31, 2022

Joseph Daniel DeMarino, Sr., 81, of Beaumont, died Sunday, July 31, 2022. He was born on September 7, 1940, to Esther Viola Sinclair and Clarence Henry DeMarino, Sr., in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife, Joyce DeMarino; son, Joseph Daniel DeMarino, Jr., of West Virginia; daughters, Kimberly Blewitt of Oregon; Brandy Shosty and her husband, Louis Shosty III, of Overland Park, Kansas; Sandra Jacobson of Houston; sisters, Helen Hollingshead of Altoona, Pennsylvania and Loretta “Dee” Clark of Cut and Shoot; aunt, Stella Raptosh of Portage, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Franklin Devine, Veronica Blewitt, AJ DeMarino, Joseph Daniel DeMarino III, Katie DeMarino, Sheryl Ann DeMarino, Destiny DeMarino, and William Shosty; numerous great-grandchildren; and daughter of the heart, Renee Yates. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence “Sonny” Henry DeMarino, Jr., George Raymond DeMarino, Edward DeMarino; sister, Laura DeMarino; and daughters, Gina DeMarino and Felicia DeMarino. A gathering of Mr. DeMarino’s […]

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Scott “Skip” Dwayn Peppo
April 11, 1957 - July 31, 2022

Scott “Skip” Dwayn Peppo, 65, of Beaumont, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022, peacefully at his home. He was born on April 11, 1957, to Lorena Wayne Young Peppo and Clinton Raymond Peppo, Sr., in Beaumont. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Christopher Peppo. Survivors include his wife, Jami Peppo; daughter, Danielle Jacks and her husband, Bryan, of Denham Springs, Louisiana; sons, Shawn Byars, Randy Byars and his wife, Mary and Barry Byars, all of Beaumont; sister, Patricia Harrington of Houston; brother, Clinton Peppo, Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Pasadena; grandchildren, Taylor Weatherford and Easton Jacks, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nephew, Clint Peppo and his wife, Chloe, of Wylie; and a host of friends. Skip graduated from Beaumont High in 1975 and started working in HVAC service shortly after. Skip was a reserve Sheriff Deputy for Jefferson County and then became a full time Deputy with […]

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Alice C. Gorrell
August 16, 1933 - July 30, 2022

On, July 30, 2022, Alice Cherry Gorrell, 88, was called home by our heavenly father, after a tiresome battle with lung cancer. Alice was born in Gary, Texas, on August 16, 1933, to Charlie B. Cherry and Jewell Williams. She married James Gorrell on September 1, 1954, in Beaumont, Texas. Alice and James had four children, Terry Gorrell, Ronald Craig Gorrell, James Mark Gorrell and Kimberly Ann Gorrell. She worked for the Jefferson County Courthouse for 29 years and volunteered at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for 16 years. Alice was the type of woman who would call every family member on their birthday to sing them the birthday song. Every year without fail. She loved to travel with her husband. Alice would have family shopping days with her grandchildren, great- grandchildren and never missed a sports game or any special event for her kids and grandkids. She also had […]

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Daniel Durrell Sweat
August 2, 1949 - July 27, 2022

Daniel Durrell Sweat, 72, of China, died Wednesday, July 27, 2022. He was born August 2, 1949, in Miami, Florida, to Katie Thompson Sweat and Daniel W. Sweat. Dan proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. During the Vietnam War he was an Airborne Ranger and firearms specialist. After serving his country he returned home where he began his career as a master electrician which he continued until his retirement. Dan was an excellent hunter and fisherman. He spent many seasons hunting deer, dove, and elk. He also taught himself taxidermy. He has mounted many deer for friends and family. He loved to plant his gardens and tend to his chickens. Dan’s favorite pastime was sitting on the back porch of his beloved home that he and Celia built, watching the cows graze in the pastures. While watching the cows graze, he loved to sit […]

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Karen Joyce Muraida Soares
October 28, 1944 - July 27, 2022

Karen Joyce Muraida Soares, 77, of Beaumont, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born October 28, 1944, in Gary, Indiana, to Cy and Billie Muraida. She moved to Beaumont in 1976 with her three children. She met and married Victor Soares in 1981, blending a raucous family of five children. She worked as an awesome secretary for 40 years, often “mothering” her bosses and coworkers. She retired in 2000 and jumped right into Church and community service throughout SE Texas. Karen had a true servant’s heart. She was a force of nature, often referred to as the “Energizer Bunny.” She immersed herself in St. Jude Thaddeus and other Church Ministries including Pro-Life, Widowed and Divorced Support Group, Remarriage Ministry, Bereavement, Nursing Home, Women of Jude, Lamar University Catholic Student Center, St. Joseph’s Altar, and ACTS (Momma […]

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John Dung Van Dang
February 20, 1950 - July 26, 2022

John Dung Van Dang, 72, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, July 26, 2022. John Dung Van Dang immigrated to America in 1975. He worked on a shrimp boat, a skill that many Vietnamese immigrants had and brought along from Vietnam. He continued his American Dream by obtaining his US Citizenship and then opening a convenience store in Beaumont, Texas, in 1990.  He retired in 2021 from the business and enjoyed his time traveling with family and relaxing at home and watching his Sports programs. He enjoyed watching Soccer, Football, Rugby, and Wrestling! He would never miss a wrestling match, from WWE, WCW, NWA, AWW, or ROH, if it was on, you would have seen him glued to the TV.  He is survived by an extensive family of siblings, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A gathering of Mr. Dang’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, […]

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Jo Theresa Angelo Audilet
November 29, 1939 - July 25, 2022

Jo Theresa Angelo Audilet, 82, of Beaumont, died Monday, July 25, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont, after a long illness. She was born November 29, 1939, in Beaumont, Texas, to Jake and Sara Angelo and lived all her life in Beaumont.  She met the love of her life, Raymond L. Audilet and they lived in Beaumont proper before moving to their ranch the “Lazy A”, where they lived out the remainder of their 62 years together. Jo graduated from Lamar University.  Fresh out of college, she was secretary for the Dean of LU during the day and taught night classes while Raymond was in the army. She later worked as a leasing agent at Park Dale Mall then became the secretary for the business manager of BISD. She completed her long career as a schoolteacher for BISD. Jo is survived by her husband, Raymond Audilet; sons, Steve Audilet, and his […]

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Christine Gaye Steptoe Fortner
June 8, 1969 - July 25, 2022

Christine Gaye Steptoe Fortner, 53, passed away Monday July 25, 2022. Christy was born June 8, 1969, in Beaumont Texas, at Baptist Hospital. She was a daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. Her devotion to her family and friends was unmeasurable. She was a 1987 graduate of Vidor High School, enjoying A/A & Refrigeration and welding classes during her high school years. She attended nursing school at Lamar University in Beaumont and spent a number of years as a nurse at the original Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Christy loved music, movies, and her coffee time with family and friends. And like her father Ronny Steptoe, she loved a great debate. She carried a special love for her grandchildren that called her “Maw”. She is survived by her husband, Paul Fortner; daughters, Lauren Bridges, Roary Steptoe; mother, Linda Weeks; Stepmother, Glenda Steptoe; grandchildren, Rush Womack and Logynn Bridges; Sisters, Stacy Smith, […]

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G.A. Matthews
August 19, 1939 - July 24, 2022

G.A. Matthews, of Beaumont, died Sunday, July 24, 2022. He was born August 19, 1939, in Jasper, to Rannie Mae Smith Matthews and Gothren Andrew Matthews, Sr. G.A. was a United States Army veteran and a proud graduate of French high school. He worked 40+ years as a supervisor and the petrochemical field at E.I. Dupont. When he retired, he considered himself a professional grandpa. In his younger years he enjoyed Chevy big block cars, cruising 11th street, hanging out at the pig stand and at his deer camp -the famous fin feather antler lodge. G.A. will be remembered for his love of life and his incomparable devotion to his family. He and Mabel were married for 60 years and built a beautiful life together. G.A. was the greatest “Pepaw” to all of his grandchildren. Nothing brought him more joy than being surrounded by his family & friends in his […]

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June Fowler Dudley
June 13, 1927 - July 24, 2022

June Fowler Dudley, 95, of Beaumont, died Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. She was born June 13, 1927, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Goldie Mae Parr Fowler and Ivy Robert Fowler. After family and friends, June had a great fondness for chocolate, laughter, mountains, travel, reading, Broadway musicals, and ballet. And if there is a next life, she would love to return as a figure skater. She is survived by her son, David Dudley and his wife, Anne, of Phoenix, Arizona; Donald Dudley and his wife, Helen, of Charlottesville, Virginia; grandsons, Christopher Dudley and his wife, Maura, of Atlanta, Georgia; Nicholas Dudley and his wife, Mary, of Virginia; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Dudley of San Antonio. June is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Warren, and her six siblings. Viewing will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major […]

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Shelly Ortego Harless
January 17, 1954 - July 23, 2022

Shelly Ann Ortego Harless, 68, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Shelly was a long-time resident of Beaumont, Texas. She was born in Washington, Louisiana to the late Adner Paul Ortego and Ellen Jane Ardoin Ortego. Shelly graduated from Opelousas Senior High School, class of 1972. She then graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1975, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Record Science, where she met the love of her life, Denver Wade Harless. They wed June 12, 1976, at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, Louisiana. They moved to Texas in 1982 where Wade worked for over thirty years. They then moved to Pensacola, Florida in 2017 where they loved having family come visit them on the way to the beautiful local beaches. Wade passed in July of 2019 and Shelly moved back to Beaumont in May 2021 to […]

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David Edward Cumer, Jr.
May 31, 1933 - July 21, 2022

David Edward Cumer, Jr., 89, of Sour Lake, died Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Beaumont. He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania to David E. Cumer, Sr. and Anna Margaret Cumer. He attended North Catholic High School. On April 6, 1953, he married the love of his life Rose T. Cuda at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Army stationed in Germany. After Discharge from the Army, he worked as an Operating Engineer for Allegheny County. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 66 celebrating 67 years. He retired from the Department of Maintenance at the Pittsburgh International Airport. He always put his family first. He enjoyed gardening, traveling to Hawaii, and watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren playing sports. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Pittsburgh Penguin fan. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah […]

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Helen Padia
March 5, 1928 - July 21, 2022

Helen Padia, 94, of Beaumont, died Thursday, July 21, 2022. She was born March 5, 1928, in Cuero, to Petra Flores Longoria and Victor Longoria. Helen is survived by her sons, Larry G. Padia, Jr., of Beaumont; Raymond Padia and his wife, Sondra, of Beaumont; daughters, Mary Valdez of Spring; Margaret Denmon and her husband, Gary, Sr., of Beaumont; Betty De La Rosa and her husband, Israel, Sr., of Pearland; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, great-great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and other family members. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry G. Padia, Sr. and daughter, Teresa P. Dauphine. A gathering of Mrs. Padia’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont. Memorial contributions […]

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Phyllis Jane Lee
May 16, 1927 - July 19, 2022

In answer to her prayers, Phyllis Lee, at age 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 19, 2022. She was born on May 16, 1927, in Dayton, Ohio, to John and Mildred Schwinn. Phyllis Lee had been drawing and creating all of her life. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where elementary school she began by presenting illustrations of the class stories to the teacher. She attended Oakwood High School, a college preparatory school. At Oakwood, Phyllis had access to a complete art department. In this department she flourished in mediums from pencil sketches to lithographs. Phyllis illustrated the school yearbook, and while the teacher was absent, she even taught all of the art classes. While still in high school, Phyllis began to wear the lieutenant bars of her favorite soldier, “Tex”, Sidney “Bill” Lee. A few years later, Bill became her beloved husband of sixty-two years. Sidney […]

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Jalmer Royce McConathy
January 27, 1944 - July 17, 2022

Jalmer Royce McConathy, 78, of Beaumont, died Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas- St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on January 27, 1944, to Letha Anderson McConathy and Jalmer Tynes McConathy, in Port Arthur. Royce grew up in southeast Texas where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School then attended Lamar University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After high school, Royce was introduced to the love of his live, Susan Sherwood. He married Susan in 1966, and they stayed happily married for the next 56 years. Royce and Susan had two sons, Jay and Craig McConathy, to which Royce passed on his love of nature, through time spent outside hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and golfing. Royce began his career as a mechanical engineer for Gulf Oil Company. Then moved to Chevron where he worked his way up to the position of Utilities Department Superintendent before retiring […]

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John Lacy Baxter, Jr.
November 20, 1954 - July 17, 2022

John Lacy Baxter, Jr., 67, of China, died Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on November 20, 1954, to Myrtle Millner Baxter and John Lacy Baxter, Sr., in Beaumont. John was a fan of country music and played guitar and bass and was an avid dog lover. He was a devoted husband of 44 years. Survivors include his wife, Genevieve Baxter; daughter, Misty Baxter of Pasadena; sisters, Judy Baxter of Houston and Candy Walkins and her husband, Paul, of Beaumont; brother, Robert Baxter and his wife, Tina, of Lumberton; and fourteen nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Mr. Baxter’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at […]

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John E. “Jed” Dollinger
December 5, 1940 - July 17, 2022

John E. “Jed” Dollinger passed away on July 17, 2022, in Spring, Texas.  He was 81. Jed was born in Beaumont, Texas December 5, 1940.  He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School in 1959 and Texas A&M University in 1963.  He served our country for two years in the U.S. Army and returned to Beaumont in 1965. Jed loved Beaumont, Texas and spent 71 of his 81 years deeply involved with the community. When you look at Jed Dollinger’s life you see his four great loves – family, service to his community, sports and friends. Jed Dollinger was a family man.  He married Gale Green in 1966 and their family grew with the birth of Jessica in 1969.  Jed and Gale enjoyed travel, the beach and just time at home with family. Jed and Jessica did everything from Indian Princesses to watching those Golden Gators play ball to her wedding […]

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Nancy Guidry
March 17, 1934 - July 17, 2022

Nancy Guidry, 88, of Beaumont, died Sunday, July 17, 2022. She was born on March 17, 1934, in Burkeville, to Annie Lucille Newberry Fee and Marion “Jack” Jackson Fee. Nancy retired from Bogel Sales as an office manager. Nancy’s parents passed when she was still very young, as a result she was raised by her Aunt Mae. She loved to cook for her friends and family. Nancy was lovingly known as the neighborhood grandma. She had a passion for arts and crafts. Being known to create crafts for all the children in her life. Nancy also put together elaborate gift bags for the kids on holidays. She was a lifelong member of the PTA Association, serving as the president for a period of time. Nancy served in a service sorority and started a charity gift wrap booth for the Parkdale Mall, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She was a […]

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Marjorie “Margie” Jean Miksch
September 7, 1941 - July 17, 2022

Marjorie “Margie” Jean Miksch was born on September 7, 1941, in Beaumont, TX.  She has been a resident of Fannett, TX since 1975.  Margie passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the sweet age of 80. Margie is survived by her children: daughter, Regina McDonald of Magnolia Springs, TX; son, Lester Baker and his wife, Patricia, of Dallas, TX; and daughter, Rhonda Dearmond of League City, TX; as well as her stepchildren, Norma Doan and husband, Malcolm; Gary Miksch and wife, Renae; Dwayne Miksch and wife, Cheryl.  She was the proud MawMaw to 18 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Miksch; her father, Harry Johnson; her mother, Louise Johnson; her brother, H.O.; her brother, Neil; her sister, Melba; her granddaughter, Gracie; and great-grandson, Landon.  She has four surviving siblings, sister, Merle Singleton from Graford, TX; sister, Marie Young from Fannett, TX; brother, […]

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Sheree Likins Bennett
May 2, 1964 - July 14, 2022

Sheree Likins Bennett, 58, of Port Arthur, died Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on May 2, 1964, to Ruby Dell Tumlin Likins and Ralph Edward Likins, Sr., in Japan. Sheree worked as a pharmacy tech. Survivors include her daughter, Kayla Michelle Martinez of Nederland; son, Drake Anthony Bennett of Bloomfield, Missouri; grandsons, Darryl Martinez of Nederland and Jazper Bennett of Bloomfield, Missouri; granddaughters, Valerie Martinez of Nederland and Annalise Bennett of Bloomfield, Missouri; brother, Ralph Likins, Jr. of Houston; and sister, Amy Beal of Silsbee. She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Jennifer Louise Hackler. A memorial service for Ms. Bennett will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 18, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

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