Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

Patricia Gayle Gilbert
November 1, 1954 - March 22, 2023

Patricia Gayle Gilbert, 69, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, March 22, 2023. She was born November 1, 1954, in Sulphur, Louisiana, to Mildred Marie Walker Daigle and Edward John Daigle. Patricia is survived by her children, Joshua Edward Brown; Louis Ray Gilbert, Jr. and his wife, Michelle; Shontel Gayle Gilbert; and Tiara Paige Gilbert; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; mother, Mildred Walker Daigle; sisters, Carolyn Deaton; Ramona Falcon and her husband, Doug; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Edward John Daigle; brother, Larry Wayne Daigle; and sister, Lynell Marie Daigle. A Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m., with a gathering of Mrs. Gilbert’s family and friends to follow until 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Debra Marie Beard
January 15, 1955 - March 21, 2023

Debra Marie Beard, 68, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. A memorial gathering for Mrs. Beard’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Christopher “Chris” Powell
July 26, 1973 - March 20, 2023

Christopher “Chris” Powell, 49, of Beaumont, died Monday, March 20, 2023. He was born July 26, 1973, in Beaumont. Christopher is survived by his wife, Tambi Powell of Beaumont; son, Kolin Powell and his girlfriend, Kaylee Steddum, of Beaumont; parents, Donna Burford and Michael Burford, of Beaumont; father, Daniel Powell of Beaumont; aunts, Debbie Lopez of China and Brenda Cromwell of Sour Lake; uncle, Kim Powell; cousins, Michelle Colledge and her husband, Jason, of Houston; Heather Waybright and her husband, Jonzack, of Sour Lake; Casey Burleson and her husband, Aaron, of Sour Lake; Brandon Cromwell of Sour Lake; in-laws, Richard and Linda Calder of Vidor; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Lisa Calder; numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members; and oldest friends, Kyle Daniel of Bevil Oaks and best friend, Ozzy Flop-Flop. He is preceded in death by Naomi Cabe, Eddie Lopez, and Dean Cromwell. A gathering of Mr. Powell’s […]

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Sheri Diane Anding
December 23, 1957 - March 20, 2023

Sheri Diane Anding, 65, of Cincinatti, Ohio, died Monday, March 20, 2023. Ms. Anding’s funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

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Robert “Buddy” Frazier III
November 5, 1954 - March 18, 2023

Robert “Buddy” Frazier III, 68, of Beaumont, died Saturday, March 18, 2023. A gathering of Mr. Frazier’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Athina K. Vasilakis
October 23, 1949 - March 16, 2023

Athina K. Vasilakis, 73, of Lumberton, died Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Houston. She was born October 23, 1949, in Thymiana, Chios, Greece, to Fotine Frezouli Klappas and Konstantinos Klappas. Athina is survived by her husband, Konstantinos “Gus” Vasilakis, of Lumberton, formerly of Chios, Greece; son, John Vasilakis; daughter, Georgia Vasilakis, both of Lumberton; brother, Stefani Klappas and family, of Chios, Greece; sister-in-law, Eleftheria Giannatos and family, of Pireas, Greece; grandchildren, Isabella, Olivia, and Amelia Vasilakis; and a multitude of God children. Athina Vasilakis was preceded in death by her parents, Konstantinos and Fotine Klappas, her brothers Sotirios and Nicoloas, and Theia Filio and Maria, and her Theo Lazarus. Athina was a beautiful soul that exuded joy, faith, and compassion. She was a devoted wife to her husband for forty-two years. She was the mother of mothers, but most recently the absolute best yiayia […]

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Rosalie Babin
December 21, 1949 - March 16, 2023

Rosalie Babin, 73, of Beaumont, died Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on December 21, 1949, to Phyllis Marie Sachitano Palumbo and Anthony Joseph Palumbo. Rosalie’s father owned Mr. Hotdog, a well-known eatery in Beaumont. She attended Kelly High School and Lamar University, where she received a B.A. in History. Rosalie worked as a teacher earlier in her life and retired from the City of Beaumont as a supervisor for the parks and recreations department. Rosalie was a member of St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church and was a very welcoming person who made many friends. Raising her children and providing for them meant everything to her. She had a love/hate relationship with watching the Dallas Cowboys football games. The greatest day of her life was seeing her grandchildren being born and watching The Cowboys win the Superbowl. Rosalie loved spending every summer at […]

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Mark Corley
September 5, 1962 - March 15, 2023

Mark Corley, 60, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born September 5, 1962, in Beaumont, to Carol Roberts and Gerald Corley. In his younger years, Mark worked at Market Basket as a butcher where he was known as the employee who chased a man down Lucas for trying to steal steaks. He then worked for Frito Lay for many years where he distributed chips around SETX making friends at every stop. Mark and Rayette met two-stepping around the dance floor and spent their early years dancing the nights away to their favorite country music. He then raised his daughters on nothing but good ole’ country music, specifically George and Alan. Mark loved fishing, being outdoors, and watching the Texas Longhorns. You could find him loving on his dogs, Sophie, Mags & Lucy, or playing with his granddaughter, Hazel, where he was […]

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Wanda Underwood
June 24, 1935 - March 14, 2023

Wanda Underwood, 87, of New Braunfels, died Tuesday, March 14, 2023. She was born June 24, 1935, in Shelbyville, Texas, to Lamerle Webb Tyler and Homer Tyler. Wanda is survived by her daughter, Brenda Cromwell of Sour Lake; sons, Rick Williams and his wife, Karey Lyn of New Braunfels; Keith Underwood and his wife, Susan, of Coldspring; stepson, John Underwood, Jr., and his wife, Beverly, of Brookeland; stepdaughter, Joyce Bonura-Underwood of Beaumont; sister, Eloise Johnson and her husband, Ollie, of Santa Fe; half-sister, Paula Johnston of Warren; Melissa Riehl of Warren; Dancie Teague of Dickinson; grandchildren, Brandon Cromwell of Sour Lake; Casey Burleson and her husband, Aaron, of Sour Lake; Cory Williams and his wife, Kristi, of Winnie; Todd Williams and his wife, Brittney, of Fort Worth; Wes Underwood of Winnie; Samantha Smith and her husband, Kane, of Hamshire; and ten great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, […]

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James M. Crabbe
May 5, 1940 - March 13, 2023

James Milton Crabbe, 82, died peacefully on Monday, March 13 in his home in Beaumont, Texas. (03/13/23 – Trinity) James is survived by his sons Corby and Clay, his daughter Beth and son-in-law Michael Augustine, grandson Jamey, granddaughter JoAnna, great-grandson Brody, brothers Charles and Lee, sisters Marlene, Ruthie, Alice and Sharon, and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents; James Burton Crabbe and Marie King Crabbe. James was born May 5, 1940 to father James Burton Crabbe and mother Marie King Crabbe in Beaumont, Texas. The family lived in the 800 block of Miller Street until August, 1942 and later moved to 2121 Forrest Street where James attended Junker Elementary School. There were many friends on Forrest and Caldwell Streets.  Bicycles were the transportation for kids in those days. James biked as far as Magnolia Park, Gulf Street Fair Grounds, downtown Beaumont and the Neches River with […]

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Martha D. Monk
August 10, 1934 - March 13, 2023

Martha D. Monk, 88, of Beaumont, died Monday, March 13, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born on August 10, 1934, in Moorefield, West Virginia to Sallie Harrison Douglas and Raymond John Douglas. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Martha was a loving and loyal mother. Her humor was infectious, and she was always playing practical jokes with her children. She was a devout Christian and insisted that they had this spirituality in their upbringing. She often reflected that her most precious moments were with her family. She is remembered by her joyful and beaming smile along with her wacky sense of humor that made a lasting impact on her family, friends, fellow teachers, and students. She was known for always affirming others and her positive energy was an inspiration. As an Elementary teacher Martha loved all her students as […]

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Carrie Belle Rozier
May 28, 1934 - March 12, 2023

Carrie Belle Rozier of Beaumont, died Sunday, March 12, 2023, was born May 28, 1934, in Gainesville, Georgia. Her parents were Nancy Belle and Curtis Edwards. She attended Johnstown High School in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She worked at Bali-Bra of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She was also pianist and organist for many of the churches in Johnstown and also a member of the Piano Gospelettes. She had 2 brothers who preceded her in death, Curtis Jr. and Jesse Edwards and one sister, Ernestine of Magnolia, North Carolina. She was married to Donnie Rozier of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. They had 3 children, Denise, 62, of Beaumont, Donnie, 52, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Dwayne, 51, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has 7 grandchildren, Darrail, 41, Houston, Texas, Tarah and Tarajae of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Dwayne Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Gabriel, Mecelia, Donnie Paul of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and 2 great-grandchildren, are Jermarkus, 16, and Adrian 15 of Spring, Texas. Mrs. Rozier’s cremation […]

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Deborah Jane “Debbie” Broome
June 9, 1955 - March 10, 2023

Deborah Jane Wilson Broome passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Houston, Texas, on June 9, 1955, to Truman and Peggy Wilson. She attended Pine Tree High School in Longview, Texas, graduating in 1973 and then attended Sam Houston State University where she received a degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation, she worked for the Gregg County Juvenile Probation Office. She married Mark Broome in June of 1978, and started the first of her careers- that of a Navy Wife, in which Debbie took great pride. With Mark often at sea or deployed, she moved the growing family to Naval Air Station (NAS) Moffett Field, California; NAS Pensacola, Florida; NAS Whiting Field Florida; Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island; and her favorite- Naval Base Charleston, South Carolina. When Mark entered the Federal Bureau of Investigation, she continued doing the […]

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Thomas (Tommy) Martin Leicht, Sr. “PawPaw”
March 7, 1931 - March 9, 2023

Thomas Martin Leicht, Sr. of Beaumont passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family on March 9, 2023. He was 92. Tommy was born in Beaumont on March 7, 1931, the youngest of 6 children of Rosa and Harry Leicht, Sr. and was a lifelong resident. He was the great grandson of Joseph Martin Hebert, one of the early settlers of Jefferson County. Joseph was a landowner and cattle rancher in Jefferson and Chambers Counties. He eventually turned thousands of acres to rice and soybean farmland. Tommy has diligently managed the leasing contracts for the farms for many years. Tommy was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War, where he was stationed in Japan. He was very proud when his son Tommy Leicht Jr. and his grandson Tommy Leicht III also served in the Air Force. We honor their service, and all who serve. Tommy […]

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Ronnie Richardson
December 22, 1949 - March 8, 2023

Ronald Richardson, 73, of Vidor, died Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Magnolia Manor, Groves. He was born on December 22, 1949, to Melba Etta Buckner Richardson and Vernon Richardson, in Beaumont, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Survivors include his son, Carl Richardson of Vidor; daughter, Selina Sills of Tomball; stepdaughter, Jodie Marshall of Vidor, brothers, John Vernon Richardson and his wife, Kathy, of Town Bluff and Jerry Richardson of Vidor; grandchildren, Mallory Hollier and her husband, Hunter, of Bridge City; Jenna Marshall of Vidor; and Christian Sills, Parker Sills, and Meadow Sills, all of Katy; great-grandchild, Claire Hollier of Bridge City; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Karla Byron. Ronnie was protective, loving, and a devoted father and son. He was talented with music, wrote many songs and poems, and could play […]

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James L. Powell
July 7, 1949 - March 7, 2023

James L. Powell, 73, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on July 7, 1949, to Mildred Carmen Wilkinson Powell and Edwin Powell, Sr., in Baytown. Survivors include his wife, Judy Powell; children, Joshua James Powell (Kelly) of Dayton; Micah Ryan Powell of Seabrook; and Matthew Lee Powell (Dawn) of Beaumont; children by marriage, John Douglas, Jr. (Crystal) of Sulphur, Louisiana and James Heath Douglas (Melinda) of Beaumont; and grandchildren, Austin, Brianna, Landen, Elizabeth, Maelynn, London, Emma, Dallas, Kinsley, Alexander, Madeline, Mallory, James, and Riley. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edwin Powell, Jr. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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Sean Michael Giffin
August 24, 1994 - March 7, 2023

Sean Michael Giffin of Lakeway, Texas, died Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Sean was raised in Beaumont, Texas. He attended high school at Legacy Christian Academy and earned his BS degree from Texas A&M University. Postgraduation, Sean worked for Travis County as an Operations Specialist. Sean’s soft-spoken demeanor and loving compassion, coupled with a wry sense of humor and deep sense of loyalty to family and friends, will be missed by all. Sean’s many hobbies included hunting and fishing, playing and collecting guitars, tennis, hiking, and photography. Sean is survived by his parents, Mike and Holly Giffin of Beaumont; aunt, Nina Vincent and husband, Johnny Vincent, of Bridge City; uncles, Philip Pearson of Bremerton, Washington and Mark Gilbert and Matthew Gilbert, both of Bridge City; aunts, Dixie Reynolds, Linda Hyder, and Connie Adams of Bridge City; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by grandmothers, Norma Cardiff and Marie Giffin; […]

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Annie Marino
October 24, 1922 - March 6, 2023

Annie Marino, 100, of Sour Lake, passed peacefully at her home on March 6, 2023, surrounded by her family.  Annie was born October 24, 1922, in Beaumont, to Concetta and Ignazio (John) Aiena, immigrants from Palermo, Sicily. Annie was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 67 years, Anthony “T” Marino; her daughter-in-law, the late Judy Marino; and 7 siblings. Annie is survived by her sons, Robert Anthony Marino and Ronald J. Marino and daughter, Terri Marino Cash and her husband, John Cash. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph A. Aiena and sister, Pearl Rhoney; grandchildren: Milissa McCown and her husband, Doyle, Mitzi Burns and her husband, Andy, Brandon Cash and Blake Cash; and great-grandchildren, Chad McCown and his wife, Laura, Courtney Talmadge and her husband, Jake, Drew Burns and Ellie Burns; and great-great-grandchildren, Wesley Talmadge, JoLee McCown and Luke Crain. Annie was a devoted wife and […]

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Bobby D. Smith
November 22, 1930 - March 5, 2023

Bobby D. Smith, 92, of Beaumont, died Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Buckner Calder Woods Assisted Living Facility, Beaumont. He was born November 22, 1930, in Pearl River County, Mississippi, to Virginia Duke Smith and Charlie J. Smith. He was a United States Army veteran. Bobby is survived by his sons, Charles Edward Smith of Houston; and James Mark Smith and his wife, Denise, of Beaumont; sister, Betty Davis of Lafayette, Louisiana; grandchildren, Amanda M. Smith of Houston; Zachary T. Smith and his wife, Lauren, of Midland; Allison A. Proffitt and her husband, Harrison, of Houston; great-grandchildren, Nathan Charles Smith and AnneMarie Adair Smith, both of Midland; stepdaughter, Debbie Littlefield and her husband, David, of Kountze; step-grandson, Jacob Dominick and his wife, Brittany, of Lumberton; and step-great-grandson, Dylan Dominick. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine A. Smith; his second wife, Ann Perkins Smith; youngest son, Robert […]

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Genevieve Maggio Catanzaro
August 22, 1926 - March 4, 2023

Genevieve Maggio Catanzaro, 96 years young, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023. She was born on August 22, 1926, the second child of Annie Dattalo Maggio and Mike Maggio. She is one of the last or possibly the last surviving member of the South Park High School, Class of 1943. Gen or “G”, as her family often referred to her, spent her entire working career as office manager for the White House Department Store and Gus Mayer.  She retired in 1994 but continued to work part time for the company. She was an active member of the Beaumont Pilot Club and served as its president; she enjoyed attending their conventions and made many friends along the way. Genevieve is a member of the Golden Triangle Republican Women and attended monthly meetings until recently.  During the time her son Louis was a student at Texas A&M, she was active in […]

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Kaaren Lynn Clark
June 26, 1943 - March 2, 2023

It is finished. Kaaren Lynn (Nunn) Clark, age 79, of Beaumont, Texas peacefully passed away in her home on the morning of March 2, 2023.  She was a loving daughter, nurse, wife, mother, horse-show mom, Gram, friend, and devout Christian. Kaaren was born on the 26th of June 1943, in Washington, Pennsylvania to David Arthur and Ustina Mae Martincheck Nunn and raised in Avella, Pennsylvania. She grew up riding her horse through the hills of southwest Pennsylvania and played basketball for her high school. After graduation, she left home to attend the School of Nursing at Washington Hospital and then moved to Houston, Texas to continue her nursing career, where she worked with Dr. Denton Cooley’s open heart and transplant team.  It was in Houston that she met a young Jerry D. Clark.  Soon after, the couple wed and moved to Monterrey, Mexico where Kaaren taught English and helped Jerry […]

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Gerald Robert White
May 28, 1947 - March 2, 2023

Gerald Robert White, 75, of Beaumont, passed away March 2, 2023. He was born May 28, 1947. Gerald settled in Beaumont in 1979 and proceeded to take part in the many communities in the area working with people in the arts and horticulture. He held a PhD in Biochemical engineering as well as a Master Gardeners degree. He was the Research grantee of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1975 and the grantee of the National Science Foundation in 1977. He was also a part of the Mensa society and used his knowledge and wisdom that is well renowned throughout his friends and family. He is survived by his son, Gerald Arthur White, and his cousins; Janet Johnston, Linda Moean’i, Joyce King David, and Rick Sandvos, and many friends. Gerald is preceded in death by parents, Perry L. White and Roberta “Threadway” White, PhD. A gathering of Mr. White’s family and […]

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Susan Marie Simmons
April 3, 1958 - March 1, 2023

Susan Marie Simmons, 64, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born April 3, 1958, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to Ruth Ann Karstaedt Weckler and Sherwood Weckler. Susan was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She is survived by her husband, James David Simmons of Beaumont; son, James Matthew Simmons and his wife, Helen, of Port Neches; daughter, Nicole Ann Marie Arena and her husband, Joseph, of Beaumont; parents, Ruth and Sherwood Weckler of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; sister, JoAnn Schmitz and her husband, Warren, of Waupun, Wisconsin; brother, Jeffrey Weckler and his wife, Pamela, of Tucson, Arizona; mother-in-law, Judith Simmons of Temecula, California; grandchildren, Isabelle Irene Simmons and James Francis Simmons, of Port Neches, Genevieve Ann Marie Arena; and Anastasia Nicole Arena of Beaumont. Susan was a beautiful, loving, selfless, can-do, stubborn, German whose family was precious to […]

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Ernest Wilson Bost
November 30, 1940 - February 28, 2023

Ernest Wilson Bost, also known as “Buddy” by his family and “The Artist” by his many clients, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on November 30, 1940. Ernest went to Port Arthur Schools, TJ-Thomas Jefferson and Lamar University for accounting and commercial art. He got a job at Texaco in 1969 and worked there until he retired. He went to seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana and pastored several churches in the Port Arthur/Midcounty area. Ernest married Wyona Borel in 1969, in Nederland, and had three children from that union. He is survived by his children, Kimberly Walker and her husband, Tom, Kenneth Bost and his wife, Britney, and Kevin Bost, all of Vidor; sister, Mary Ellen Foster of Vidor; brother, Ronnie Bost and wife, Gayle, of Groves; Jerry Adolph Bost of Houston; George Wilson […]

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Elsie Kennett Phillips
April 10, 1930 - February 27, 2023

Elsie Kennett Phillips, 92, of Beaumont, went to be with her Heavenly Father Monday, February 27, 2023, at Focused Care at Summer Place, Beaumont. She was born on April 10, 1930, to Edna Mire Chapman and Jesse Chapman, in Beaumont. In her earlier years, she worked at the King Edward Hotel, in downtown Beaumont, where she met her husband, Boyd. Later she worked in retail and then as a real estate agent. Faith in Christ and love for her family were the most important things in Elsie’s life. She was faithful in reading her Bible and regularly attended church all her life until she was physically unable to do so. She loved music particularly the old hymns. She was a master seamstress who enjoyed making clothes for her children when they were young and even formals and wedding dresses as the girls were older. Other hobbies included crocheting Afghans, which […]

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Arnold Gene Northcutt
September 8, 1964 - February 26, 2023

Arnold Gene Northcutt, 58, of Beaumont, died Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on September 8, 1964, to Viola Hoffman and Eugene Northcutt, in Tyler. Arnold was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping with his family. He was very proud to be a father and grandfather. Survivors include his spouse, Sherri Taylor; son, Brad Bevel and his wife, Paula and granddaughter, Cheyenne Bevel, all of San Antonio; siblings, Mary Ann Johnston of Silsbee, Carolyn Benson of Beaumont, and Alisa Davenport and her husband, Wilber; mother-in-law, Barbara Taylor; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene Northcutt and his wife, Mary; mother, Viola; father-in-law, Robert Taylor; and sisters, Lora Carter and Lois Hayes and her husband, Mike. A gathering of Mr. Northcutt’s family and friends will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March […]

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Betty Ruth Grohn
August 10, 1927 - February 25, 2023

Betty Ruth Grohn, 95, of Sour Lake, died Saturday, February 23, 2023, at Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation, Beaumont. She was born on August 10, 1927, to Ellen Gay Grohn and Thomas Grohn, in Sour Lake. Survivors include her nephews, Stephen Grohn and his wife, Susan, John Grohn, James Grohn, and Dan Mark Grohn. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ellen Grohn; brother, Thomas R. Grohn and his wife, Nell; nephew, Paul Grohn; brother, Dan Grohn and his wife, Rita; and niece, Christa Grohn. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Bess Bourn
November 14, 1933 - February 25, 2023

Bess Bourn, 89, of Beaumont, died Saturday, February 25, 2023. She was born on November 14, 1933, to Fannie Mayo Bourn and Willis Bourn, in Pharr. Survivors include her daughters, Lauri Bonnette and her husband, Jay, of Silsbee and Lisa Sheffield of Beaumont; grandchildren, Hillary Clark, Katie Sheffield, Alex Bonnette, and Austin Bonnette; and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Doug Youngblood. Mrs. Bourn’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Maria “Mama Cruz” Gutierrez
March 18, 1932 - February 22, 2023

Maria “Mama Cruz” Gutierrez, 90, of China, died Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation, Beaumont. She was born March 18, 1932, to parents, Bernandino Rivera and Flor Guillen. She enjoyed listening to music Las Jiguerillas, the color purple, parties, and glamming up. Survivors include her children: son, Roberto Gutierrez and wife of China; daughter, Eufemia Gutierrez of Mexico; sons, Martin Gutierrez of Florida; Silverio Gutierrez and wife of Beaumont; Margarito Gutierrez and wife of Port Arthur; Javier Gutierrez and wife of China; and Marcos Gutierrez and wife of Arlington; daughter, Ninfa Gutierrez and husband of Winnie; son, Carlos Gutierrez of Vidor; daughter, Sandra Gonzalez of Gonzalez; and lots more grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Gutierrez; daughter, Ofelia Gutierrez; and siblings, Josefa Rivera, Gabriela Rivera, and Egnacio Rivera. A gathering of Mrs. Gutierrez’s family and friends will be from 5:00 […]

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Catherine Auster
November 4, 1936 - February 21, 2023

Catherine Auster, 86, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on November 4, 1936, to Rosalie Biondo Ragusa and Pasquale Ragusa, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Catherine is a graduate of Dominican High School in New Orleans. She is also an alumni of LSU, where she majored in education. Upon graduation, she embarked upon a career as a first-grade teacher.  Catherine chose to leave teaching school in order to focus full time on family life and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devout Catholic who was active in parish life. Catherine taught Catechism (CCD classes) for several years and was a member of the Divine Mercy Society. She enjoyed maintaining a garden and had a green thumb for nurturing plant life. She had a passion for craft and sewing as well. Catherine even designed and fabricated her daughter, Marlene’s, […]

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