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Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

David Lichenstein
February 2, 1959 - July 9, 2024

David Lichenstein, 65, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, July 9, 2024. He was born on February 2, 1959, in Woodville, to Mary E. O’Hare and Louis P. Lichenstein. David’s need for speed started at an early age jumping trash cans on his stingray bike. He progressed to racing motorcross in the Astrodome, Governor’s Cup Championships with his Outboard race boats, and on to Drag Bike racing. He qualified in his first national event on his 4.6 second drag bike at Ohio Valley Dragway in Kentucky in May of this year. David’s Professional career led him back to his father’s business, Louis’ Yazoo Sales and Service. David also began building Custom Motorcycles which led to Big Daddy’s Choppers at the same location. David built a relationship with Bad Boy Mowers and has been the #1 Single Location Dealer in the United States for many of the last ten years. Bad Boy Mowers […]

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Michael “Mike” Fama
November 2, 1951 - July 2, 2024

Michael “Mike” Fama, 72, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Mike was born in Beaumont, Texas, to Joseph Fama, MD and Lena Mae “Doodle” Fama.   After attending college and pharmacy school, Mike became a registered pharmacist. During his career he worked in retail, institutional and mail order pharmacy before retiring.  In his leisure time he truly enjoyed being with family, but also had a wide circle of life-long friends. With family there were many wonderful holiday events that included excellent food and lots of fun and a particular favorite gathering place was the family country retreat in Woodville.   Mike was always a huge sports fan. As a young adult he played in local softball leagues. For many years he and a friend made annual trips to Baton Rouge for tailgating and attending LSU games. More recently he and the family would attend Astros games. Mike and his daughter, Emily, […]

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Jodi Lynn West
August 27, 1960 - June 29, 2024

Jodi Lynn West, 63, of Beaumont, died Saturday, June 29, 2024. She was born on August 27, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois, to Raymond Zografos. Jodi loved and was loved by her husband, Todd; daughter, Lacie; son, Jason and his wife, Kayla; and grandchildren, Sienna, Alex, and Beau. Let’s not forget her fur babies, Snuggles, Mattie, Jasper, Kaiser, and Duke. Jodi loved participating in 4H and FFA with her children. Jodi was loved by everyone she came in contact with and loved them back. She loved working as a teacher aide at China Elementary for several years. Her most recent job was at Silly Paws Kennel, where she was the Director. She loved the people that worked there and most of all her fur babies. Jodi is preceded in death by her father. A gathering of Mrs. West’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, July […]

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Adam Kindon
February 16, 1989 - June 26, 2024

William Adam Kindon, 35, of Vidor, Texas, died Wednesday, June 26, 2024. He was born on February 16, 1989, to Elizabeth Adams Kindon and William A. “Bill” Kindon, in Shreveport, Lousiana. Survivors include his father, William A. “Bill” Kindon; sister, Jeri Beth Kindon Sterling and her husband, Stephen, of Vidor; grandmother, Sherry Sawyer Adams of Beaumont; and numerous other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Adams Kindon and his other grandparents. Adam graduated from Brownsboro High School in 2007. After graduation, Adam moved to Southeast Texas where he was surrounded by friends and family. He loved life and made fast friends with anyone he came across. Adam was kindhearted and was fiercely loyal to his friends and family. He had just started a new job and had big plans for the future. Adam was a huge animal lover and will be missed by […]

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Patricia Beatrice Culver
June 6, 1932 - June 25, 2024

Patricia Beatrice Culver, 92, of Sour Lake, died Tuesday, June 25th, 2024. She was born on June 6th, 1932, to Margaret Hilda Mott and Percy Arthur Gunner in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. She was a professional dancer with Julie Andrews before coming to America in 1951 to marry her one and only husband, when she was 19 years old, and he was 21. Together they created a huge family. They were married for 71 years, and 9 months, until the Lord called him home exactly one year and nine days before she, too, would pass from this life. Our precious Mamaw has fought a weak heart and failing body for more than half of her life. From the ravages of scleroderma to the cruel disease, Alzheimer’s, never once did she complain. Her physical and emotional pain in life where more than most could endure, yet she bore it with dignity and […]

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Cole Brittain Gober, Sr.
June 30, 1943 - June 24, 2024

Cole Brittain Gober, Sr., 80, of Beaumont, passed away June 24, 2024, at MD Anderson Cancer Center Hospital in Houston. A devoted family man, and long-standing member of the business community in Beaumont, Cole leaves behind a legacy of service, generosity, and friendship. Cole was born in Jackson, Mississippi on June 30, 1943, to Howard W. Sr, and Elizabeth Gober. He attended Murrah High School where he was a member of the golf team and graduated from The University of Mississippi in 1965 with a degree in Mathematics. He loved Ole Miss and remained a faithful supporter of his Alma Mater throughout the years. He met his beloved wife Carol, of 61 years, in Jackson through mutual friends. They moved to Beaumont in 1966 with School Pictures Incorporated, and ran a thriving photography business for many years, as well as The F-Stop Camera Shop. Cole is remembered well for his […]

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Eric Isaiah Forse
July 10, 2006 - June 24, 2024

Eric was induced to be born by the 4th of July. However, the induction did not take. When he was born via c-section, his face was scrunched up, frowning and he opened his eyes as if in disbelief. A healthy baby boy was born. Being first time parents with Eric was a great experience and God given privilege. He brought in so much joy, and happiness with each milestone. He loved what his mama and daddy loved growing up. His brain was a sponge soaking up all knowledge and information. He was a sweetheart who loved to talk. He was independent and insistent on doing most things on his own. He was excited and supportive every time he learned he was gaining a new sibling. He wanted to be helpful and was very loving. Eric and his siblings were homeschooled until he desired to be around other kids his peer. […]

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Billy Wayne Harrell, Jr.
December 22, 1969 - June 24, 2024

Billy Wayne Harrell, Jr., 54, passed into the arms of his Savior on June 24, 2024, in Weatherford, Texas. Billy was born on December 22, 1969, in Beaumont, Texas to Billy and Laverne Harrell, at an interesting time and place in history to begin his journey in God’s creation. He was everybody’s friend and never met a stranger. He enjoyed school, had lots of friends, good grades, and he loved the band. After graduating from Lumberton High School, Billy pursued some college and earned a Computer Network Administration Certificate. He loved building things and computers. For a time, Billy worked as a machinist for Texas Metal Works in Beaumont, (his father’s former employer) where he was actually able to work with several men who had previously worked with his father. Billy said it was fun to meet these men and work with them. Later, for a time, he worked for […]

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Gail Louise Yarbrough
July 29, 1937 - June 21, 2024

Gail Louise Yarbrough, 86, of Beaumont, died Friday, June 21, 2024, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont.  She was born on July 29, 1937, to Caroline Riggs and John Graham, in Grand Ronde, Oregon. Survivors include Her daughter, Katherine Alford; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Clifford Yarbrough. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741. Mrs. Yarbrough’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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JoAnn Price Giblin
May 28, 1932 - June 20, 2024

JoAnn Price Giblin, age 92, died June 20, 2024. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, to John and Mary Price, she lived most of her life in Beaumont, graduating from Beaumont High School and Lamar Technical College.  She was retired from the Jefferson County Courthouse, department of the County Clerk. A lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, Ms. Giblin had been a teacher at youth Sunday school and involved in other youth activities. For many years she was a leader in public school scouting programs for both boys and girls. And later became an active member in the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lucille Price.  Survivors include her daughter, Kathryn Cessac and Dwayne of Fredericksburg, Texas; sons, David Giblin and Linda of Temple, Texas; John Giblin and Isidro Rodriguez of Houston; and Paul Giblin of Beaumont; […]

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Doris Fouts
January 4, 1923 - June 20, 2024

Doris Fouts, 101, of Pearland, died Thursday, June 20, 2024.  She was born on January 4, 1923, in Greenfield, Iowa, to William Hoepner and Alma (Mensing) Hoepner. Doris loved to talk about growing up on her parent’s farm outside of Greenfield with her siblings, and traveling with her forever love, Glen, who celebrated 61 years of marriage until his passing in 2013. Doris, Glen and their son Randy moved from Iowa to Texas in 1956, where in 1959, she became a founding member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and would later become a member of The Mission Circle Lutheran’s Women’s Group. She enjoyed spending time with her family, baking bread, always had a can of snickerdoodles in the freezer, and was passionate about her Astros. Doris was an extraordinary seamstress who delighted in sewing for her three granddaughters. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include her children, Randy […]

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Eugene L. Martin
October 27, 1937 - June 19, 2024

Eugene Lacey Martin, age 86, of Beaumont, Texas. Eugene was born to A.J. and Eloise Martin in Beaumont, Texas, on October 27, 1937, and passed on June 19, 2024, in Beaumont, Texas.  Eugene was the second of five boys and lived most all of his life on his family’s farm in the community of Labelle. Eugene was an honest, fair and hardworking man who was dedicated to his family. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957 on Active Duty and in the US Army Reserves from 1958 to 1960. Eugene had a successful career spanning 42 years at Ameripol Synpol Corporation and 18 years at the Port of Port Arthur. Eugene was married to Priscilla Rolayne Barras on February 27, 1959, and that union produced their four children, all of whom were alternating stays with him at the hospital this last month of his life.  His children were […]

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Glynn “Smiley” Bauman
February 5, 1956 - June 17, 2024

Glynn “Smiley” Bauman, 68, Lumberton, died Monday June 17, 2024. He was born on February 5, 1956, in Pasadena, Texas, to Reverend Jim Bauman and Minnie Pearl Bauman. Survivors include his wife, Irene C. Bauman, children: Mistey Reeves and husband Lester, and children Alyssa and Jeffrey of Lumberton; Shannon Gilmore and husband Kevin, and children Zachary and Nicholas, of Beaumont; John Courts and his wife, Alisa and children Ethan and Paisley, of Beaumont; Erin McBee and husband Randy, and child Faithlyn of Village Mills; April Bauman and children Zoey, Lillian, and Cotes of Groves; and Jeremy Bauman of Baytown; father, Reverend Jim “Honey” Bauman; siblings, James Bauman and wife Missy; and Lynn Bauman and husband, Hector Canseco. Smiley is preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Pearl Bauman. Smiley was a much-loved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend including a stand in paternal figure to many. Even though […]

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Keith Bowman
December 20, 1959 - June 17, 2024

Keith Bowman, 64, of Beaumont, died Monday, June 17, 2024, at Village Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation, Kountze. He was born on December 20, 1959, to Jeanette Nelson Bowman and Phillip Dean Bowman, in Vidor. Survivors include his wife, Gina Bowman; daughter, Laci Watkins and her husband, Gary, of Beaumont; brother, Curtis Dean “Bubby” Bowman and sister, Phyllis Bowman, both of Vidor; and precious dogs, Presley, Bentley, and Hannah. He is preceded in death by his parents. Keith was a lifelong resident from Southeast Texas. He was a well-known musician in over 12 different bands throughout the years. Some of those bands included: Mixx Fixxer, Tangerine, and Livin Proof. He was also an avid golfer and bowler. He was thought of as an “encourager” and “jokester”. Keith will truly be missed by all of his biggest fans and will forever be remembered as a true rockstar. Memorial contributions may be made […]

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Betty Turner
February 20, 1931 - June 14, 2024

Betty Turner, 93, of Beaumont, died Friday, June 14, 2024. She was born on February 20, 1931, in Beaumont to Hattie Luke Collier and Frank Collier. Betty graduated from South Park High School in 1948.  In her younger years, she attended South Park Church of Christ.  It was here that she met the love of her life, James ‘Eddie’ Turner, one Sunday when he attended with a friend.  They married in 1949 and had 4 children by the time Betty turned 25.  Betty also was a legal secretary with Orgain, Bell & Tucker for many years. She was a kind and loving mother, and never refused her childrens’ requests to ride bikes, fly kites, have backyard picnics or play games.  Betty always thought of her family first.  She and Eddie made sure to instill in their children a love for the Lord and emphasized the importance of having a relationship […]

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Delma Lee Jones
February 22, 1933 - June 12, 2024

Delma Lee Jones, 91, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, June 12, 2024. She was born on February 22, 1933, in Edge to Annie May Bennett and Tully Homer Holiday. Survivors include her children, William “Chip” Provance and his wife, Sandra, of Austin; Holly LeeAnn Doggett, of North Carolina; Ross Holiday Jones and his wife, Peyton, of Beaumont; Michael Mark Jones and his wife, Lynnette, of San Marcos; and Gaylen Troy Jones and his wife, Pam, of Houston; and grandchildren, Kasandra Lea Gould; Caitlyn Grofe; Alexa Vetter Torres; Raine Jones, Amber Heredia; Nathan Jones; Caleb Jones; and Zachary Jones. Delma is preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Rita Nichols. Memorial contributions may be made to Texas A&M University, Sociology Department, 2935 Research Parkway, Suite 311, College Station, Texas 77843. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Jones were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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James “Jim” Suire
March 11, 1936 - June 10, 2024

James “Jim” Suire, 88, of Beaumont, died on Monday, June 10, 2024.  He was born on March 11, 1936, in Beaumont, to Louise Bourque Suire and Nicholas Suire, and was a United States Navy veteran. Jim lived his life with intention and honor.  His dedication to his faith and church guided his steps and his love for his family guided his hands.  Being a provider was important to him as was making people laugh.  Jim was proud to serve both church and country as a veteran of the United States Navy and a Fourth Degree Knight.  He was a faithful member of St. Jude church and lover of all things Cajun. His open heart and generous spirit made anyone feel instantly comfortable. Jim will be remembered as fun-loving, faithful, doting, and dutiful.  He was a dedicated servant to all and loved any opportunity to go out dancing which he called […]

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Janelle T. Sharp
July 30, 1929 - June 10, 2024

Janelle Teresa Prevost Vest Sharp, 94, of Beaumont, passed away on June 10, 2024, in Beaumont. She was born on July 30, 1929, in Beaumont, to Arthur J. and Elvidge Prevost. She was one of eight children raised in Beaumont, where she graduated from Beaumont High School. Janelle was a lifelong member of the Sabine Tabernacle in Beaumont, where she had deep roots in the Gospel of Christ. It has been that love of Christ that was always her guide. On October 28, 1953, she married Oscar John Vest, Jr, of Beaumont. They had two children, Oscar John Vest III and Suzanne Vest. Her husband, Oscar, precedes her in death. In 1981, she graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and becoming a Registered Nurse. Janelle worked at Baptist Hospital until her retirement. In 2005, Jan succumbed to his relentless pursuit of her and married Col. […]

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Carl Jay Kintner
November 1, 1963 - June 10, 2024

Carl Jay Kintner, 60, of Fannett, died Monday, June 10, 2024. He was born on November 1, 1963, to Rosalie Ward Kintner and Paul Victor Kintner, Sr., in East St. Louis, Illinois. Carl was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and Pops. He loved nothing more than spending his every second with his wife, kids, and grandkids (especially if it was in Disney World). From being a PTA dad and a seamstress for dance recital costumes to making life size wooden dinosaurs for Wyatt’s first birthday, Carl was a jack of all trades. His true passion was hot rods and restoring antique cars. He was very proud of his work and he never let anyone forget that one of his cars won first in a show. Carl’s “dad” jokes were the best. He was known for his dry humor. He loved to fill our purses with the entire basket of […]

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Colby Luke Herin
February 17, 2004 - June 10, 2024

Colby Luke Herin, 20, passed away, Monday, June 10, 2024, in his hometown of Lumberton, Texas. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on February 17, 2004. Colby was homeschooled at Heartway Homeschool Co-Op. He attended Providence Baptist Church. He was employed by Southern Nursery in Silsbee. Colby previously worked for Benchmark Plumbing in Silsbee. Survivors include his loving parents, Jesse and Kristan Herin, and Charlsey and Nathan Merrick; siblings, Logan Herin, Hallie Herin, and Bo Herin; stepbrother, Kane Merrick; grandparents, Debra Herin and Missy Flowers; uncles and aunts, Elder Joey Newell and Jill; and Jonah and Rochelle Briggs; and great-grandparent, Rella Gardiner. Colby is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Wayne Herin and Dirk Flowers; and great-grandparents, Richard Gardiner, Elder Walter and Lola Herin, Gene and Ann Smith, Edgar and Bobbie Flowers, and Dorothy Holder Flowers. Colby will be lovingly missed. A gathering of Colby’s family and friends will […]

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Helen Sohlinger
October 4, 1941 - June 7, 2024

Helen Sohlinger, 82, of Beaumont, died Friday, June 7, 2024, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.  She was born on October 4, 1941, to Aline Mary Dekerlegand Gallier and Joseph Louis Gallier, in Beaumont. Helen was an amazing woman.  Even when her children, Patrick and Christine, were very small, she was very involved with the Woman’s Club of Beaumont, and later with the Press Club of Southeast Texas and the Thyme for Herbs Society.  She loved to cook and was a foodie before that was a thing.  She loved trying out gourmet recipes and her collection of cookbooks numbered in the hundreds.  Her kids loved her simpler foods, like her bread pudding and her onion gravy.  She also loved to sew and made many clothes for daughter Christine, and then granddaughter Hannah. She loved flowers and plants and loved that James maintained her rose garden for her.  She loved jewelry, […]

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Catherine “Cathy” Minick
July 13, 1935 - June 6, 2024

Catherine “Cathy” Minick, 88, passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Vidor Health & Rehabilitation Center in Vidor, Texas. She married Paul Leon Minick in 1993 in Las Vegas, after living together for 17 years. They were happily married for 26 years before his passing in 2019. Their 43 years together created a large blended family. Cathy was born July 13, 1935, in Beaumont, Texas, to Harry B. and Ivy Massingill. She graduated from South Park High School in 1953 and attended Lamar State College of Technology for 2 years. Cathy worked at Jimmy Himmel Motors in Downtown Beaumont, and many years at Joe’s Oilfield Rental Tools, from which she retired. To reward themselves, Cathy and Paul built a beach house and spent their later years between Beaumont and Crystal Beach. Cathy’s joys after retirement were running the roads gambling, and playing BINGO with her dear friend, Mary Ann. […]

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Brandon Keith Pearson
March 30, 1973 - June 6, 2024

Brandon Keith Pearson, 51, of Beaumont, died Thursday, June 6, 2024, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. He was born on March 30, 1973, to Linda Kay Lucas Pearson and Clarence John Pearson, Jr., in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife, Becky Pearson; daughter, Bridget Pearson of Beaumont; sister, Adrienne Holden and her husband, Jack and niece, Lizzie Holden, all of Mont Belvieu; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other family members. He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence Pearson and his favorite dog, Franklin the Beagle. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741. A gathering of Mr. Pearson’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Jackie Engstrom
February 10, 1946 - June 4, 2024

Mrs. Jacqueline Engstrom, age 78, is now in God’s care after passing away on June 4, 2024, after a brief illness. She was born in Beaumont, Texas, on February 10, 1946. Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents, Jack May and Mattie Beth May and her husband, Harold Engstrom. Also, by her best friend and roommate, Marguerite Long, who was her partner in crime. Jackie had a host of friends over her lifetime and lit up the room when she walked in. She loved being “Jackie” to all of her grandkids. Jackie had been a Dallas Cowboys fan her whole life and loved sports. She was always willing to travel for a baseball game. Jack was also an avid animal lover, especially her dogs. Before retiring, Jacqueline worked for Judge Ronald Walker in the 19th Court of Appeals in Jefferson County. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont. […]

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Mark “Happy” Vickers
February 8, 1952 - June 4, 2024

Mark “Happy” Vickers, 72, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, June 4, 2024. He was born on February 8, 1952, to Sylvia Cornwall Vickers and Leroy Vickers, in Beaumont. Mark was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend to many. He was always selfless, always putting others before himself. He never hesitated to cover shifts at the plant when someone else needed to take off. Mark was a mentor to the younger operators and he loved the camaraderie of the older men….especially when food was involved. He donated 86 gallons of blood and plasma that saved countless lives. He always took care of projects at his mother’s house and that led him to offer his assistance to the widows at church and the neighborhood. Mark’s life exemplified the biblical principle of caring for orphans and widows. He loved his grandchildren and “adopted” other kids as a grandfatherly figure and friend. His […]

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Robert Carroll
August 17, 1947 - June 3, 2024

Robert Arlen Carroll, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away at age 76 on June 3, 2024. Robert was born in Monroe, Louisiana on August 17, 1947. A faithful veteran, Robert served in the United States Army as a SP4 E4 in the 173rd airborne brigade and a sergeant in the 82nd airborne division. Some of his most treasured stories are from fighting alongside his fellow soldiers in the Vietnam War and jumping out of airplanes to strategically support the mission there. After honorable discharge from the military, Robert worked for many years as an appliance repair technician and offshore for Port Neches Towing Company. Those that know him best know that he loved to fish, and he was incredibly stubborn. There was no mistaking the love he had for his children and grandchildren, often sealed by three scratchy kisses. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Lavania Russell and Clarence […]

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Linda Sheppard Hebert
April 9, 1939 - June 2, 2024

Linda Sheppard Hebert, born on April 9, 1939, passed away peacefully with her children and husband by her side on June 2, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was 85 years old. Linda is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 65 years, Robert (Bobby) Hebert, and her children: Jennifer and her husband Greg, Robert and his wife Jo, and Luke and his wife Angie. She was predeceased by her son David. Linda was a cherished grandmother to Taylor and his fiancée Elizabeth, Tyler, Trevor, Trey and his wife Aurora, Haley and her husband Nick, Tristan, Poppy, and Liam, and a loving great-grandmother to Judson and Cassian. Linda is also survived by her siblings: Donald Max Sheppard and his wife Alisha, Sue Hagen and her husband Larry, Margaret Sheppard, and Kim Heinz. She was predeceased by her siblings Gene, Judy, and Mark Sheppard. Linda graduated from Thomas Jefferson High […]

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James Francis Gaffney
March 29, 1934 - June 2, 2024

James Francis Gaffney, 90, of Beaumont, died Sunday, June 2, 2024. He was born on March 29, 1934, in Glasgow, Scotland, to Margaret Winnifred Marron and James Francis Gaffney. James started his career at the age of 16 when he entered the Merchant Marine Academy in Scotland. He worked his way through the ranks to the position of Captain, where he sailed Super Tankers around the world for Texaco. In 1971, he took a position in the London office and eventually moved to Texas in 1988 to run Texaco Marine division as CEO. In 1995, he retired at the age of 61 and spent many years hoping to improve his golf game. Survivors include his wife, Jean Gaffney of Beaumont; sons, Glen Gaffney and his wife, Alisha, of LaBelle, and Ross Gaffney of Hove, Sussex, England; grandchildren, Brenden Gaffney and Taylin Gaffney, both of LaBelle. Memorial contributions may be made […]

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Jimmie Semien
March 5, 1950 - June 2, 2024

Jimmy Semien was born to Morris Semien and Rae Orebo in Beaumont, Texas, on March 5, 1950, and passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the age of 74. In 1968, Jimmy met the love of his life, Jolynn Semien, and they were married on February 8, 1973. They shared 26 wonderful years of marriage and together raised three sons, Micheal, Reggie, Conan. Later in life, Jimmy had another son, Ben Jackson, then was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Shayla and Shajamia Semien. Jimmy had five sisters and four brothers. He also had nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris Sr. and Rae Orebo; brothers Morris Jr., Julius Orebo, Bennie Orebo, and Danny Orebo; and sister, Trina Anderson. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his sisters, Ella Semien (Willard), Jackie Day, Regina Hayward, and IDella Lewis; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and […]

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Joseph Christopher “Chris” Bonura
January 6, 1960 - June 1, 2024

Joseph Christopher “Chris” Bonura, 64, of Beaumont, died Saturday, June 1, 2024. He was born on January 6, 1960, in Beaumont, to Mary Frances Fee and Joseph Clarence Bonura. Survivors include his siblings, Gregory Paul Bonura and his wife, Sheri, of Hemphill; Mary Anne Bonura Miller and her husband, Jason, of Vidor; and Michael Lawrence and his wife, Kim, of Vidor; nieces and nephews, Jamie Anne Green and her husband, David, of Round Rock; Jennifer Marie Bonura of Hamshire; Amanda Miller of Vidor; and Mason Miller of Vidor; many great-nieces and nephews and other family. Chris is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Peter Anthony Bonura. A gathering of Mr. Bonura’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., […]

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