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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries

Barbara Fruge Smith
March 7, 1946 - January 22, 2023

Barbara Fruge Smith, 76, of Jasper, was called home Sunday, January 22, 2023. She was born on March 7, 1946, in DeQuincy, Louisiana, to Clara Bell Rainwater and Joe Fruge. Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Richard “Gene” Smith; children, Jake Suchaneck; Richard Allen and his wife, Tonya; Rhonda Smith and her wife Misty Hodge; Richard Smith, Jr. and his wife, LiLi; Brandi Hammond and her husband, Devin; Michael Pipps; Gina Gonzales and her husband, Jose; and Sania Smith; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank Morgan and Dean Fruge; and sister, Dianne Rabassa. She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Clara Bell Rainwater and Sonny Morgan; children, Scott LaBove and Joseph Faggard. Memorial contributions for Mrs. Smith may be made in the form of donations for her services to Broussard’s Mortuary, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701 or by phone (409) 832-1621. A gathering of Mrs. […]

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Marjorie Wright French
September 15, 1930 - January 16, 2023

Marjorie “Midge” Wright French, 92, of Beaumont, died Monday, January 16, 2023. She was born on September 15, 1930, in Beaumont, to Beatrice and Colbert Wright. Midge was a lifelong resident of Beaumont and a graduate of Beaumont High School and Lamar University. She was a member of Calder Baptist Church since 1948.  Midge taught preschool at St. Andrew’s Day School for many years. She loved music and the piano and taught piano to many children through the years. In 1950, Midge married the love of her life, Burton W. French, Jr. who preceded her in death in 2014. Survivors include their sons, Dan French and his friend, Laurie Schanot; Robert “Bob” French and his wife, Beth; and Burton French and his wife, Joan; eleven grandchildren, Dan Brady, Phillip, Betsy, Stephanie “Niki”, John, David, William, Rachel, Natalie, Cassie, Aiyana; and twelve great-grandchildren. Marjorie was also preceded in death by her […]

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Billy C. Pruett
October 4, 1945 - January 15, 2023

Billy C. Pruett, 77, of Vidor, died Sunday, January 15, 2023.  He was born on October 4, 1945, in Grand Prairie, Texas to Christine M. Brooks and Silas D. Pruett Jr. Bill served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1974.  He was a Vietnam Veteran.  While in the military he earned his Bachelor’s degree and was an Air Traffic Controller.  Anyone who knew Bill heard many stories of his years working for the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller in Kansas City and in Houston.  Bill left Air Traffic Control and moved to Junior Achievement eventually becoming the President of the Beaumont, Texas office until he retired.  However, he got bored and returned to work for TDCJ as the Project REO Coordinator and then for the Census Bureau before he retired (again). Bill had a servant’s heart and he showed this through his commitment to his church […]

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Charles H. Weinbaum Jr.
November 23, 1926 - January 13, 2023

Charles H Weinbaum, Jr. was born on November 23rd, 1926 in Beaumont, TX. Charles “Charlie” grew up loving hunting, fishing, and sports. As a boy, he enjoyed his summers at Camp Stewart for Boys in Hunt, Texas. Charlie attended Beaumont High School where he was a leader and very proud Royal Purple Scholar/Athlete. As a senior, he was awarded the “John Gray Scholar/Athlete Award” in 1942. After graduating high school, Charlie attended The A&M College of Texas majoring in Industrial Engineering. While at A&M, Charlie lettered in basketball and was a member of the Hillel Club, the Beaumont A&M Hometown Club, and the Corps of Cadets. In 1945, Charlie was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was in Scottsdale, Arizona training for action in the Pacific Theatre when the war ended. After the war, Charlie returned to A&M to complete his degree and graduated in 1947. […]

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Lana Moss Patteson
June 16, 1947 - January 13, 2023

Lana Moss Patteson, 75, of Lufkin, died Friday, January 13, 2023. She was born on June 16, 1947, in Port Arthur, to LouElla Lachausse and Walter J Moss. Survivors include her husband of fifty-five years, Charles “C.L.” Patteson II; sons, Randel Patteson and Charles “Pat” Patteson III and his wife, Linda, all of Lufkin; brothers, Walter Moss and his wife, Kim, of Woodville and Kent Moss and his wife, Nancy, of Groves; brothers-in-law, Steve Patteson and his wife, Vickie, of Grovetown, Georgia, and Ray LeBlanc, Sr. of Kountze; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lana was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Maureen LeBlanc. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s purse at www.samaritanspurse.org or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at www.aspca.org A gathering of Mrs. Patteson’s family and friends will begin 11:30 p.m. with her funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, […]

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Natalie Greenberg
August 11, 1936 - January 10, 2023

It all started at 11:07 AM on August 11th, 1936, weighing 7lbs 11oz. Natalie was lucky from birth. At 11 months, baby Natalie fell 3 stories out of a bedroom window, landing in the bushes but coming away with only a few scratches. This was the first of many times Natalie would make headlines. Born to Natalie and Julian Alexander, she grew up in Little Rock and went on to attend Sophie Newcomb college in New Orleans, ultimately serving as student body president. It was there where she met her love, S.L. Greenberg, on a blind date, and married him soon after on June 5th, 1960. The newlyweds briefly lived in Houston before moving to Washington D.C. and having their first child, Gary. Soon after, Natalie and S.L. moved to Little Rock and completed their family with two daughters, Lisa and Phyllis. In 1968, the Greenbergs moved back to S.L.’s […]

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Donald Ray Russum
October 30, 1942 - January 9, 2023

Donald Ray Russum, 80, of Lumberton, died Monday, January 9, 2023. He was born on October 30, 1942, in Mississippi, to Evie Blanche Wiggins and John Henry Russum. Donald retired from the Beaumont Rice Mill and Truck Driving. He loved to fish and dance. Donald was one of the Chili Cooker’s at St. Mark’s for their annual chili dinner. He volunteered at Some Other Place every Thursday. Survivors include his daughter, Dianne Patton and her husband, Robert, of Jacksonville, Florida; significant other, Sue Xanna Reid of Lumberton; bonus daughter, Karen Carlton and her husband, Stacey; bonus son, Bobby Schweitzer; bonus granddaughter, Brittney Bres and her husband, Dylan; bonus great-granddaughter, Adelyn Espino and bonus great-grandson, Quinn Bres; twin brother, Ronald Russum and his wife, Pre; and brother, Burdell Russum and his wife, Dionne. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmy Russum; and sister, Kathleen Netherland. Memorial contributions for […]

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Charles “Chuck” Edward Mason, Jr.
November 8, 1949 - January 8, 2023

Charles Edward Mason, Jr. was born on November 8, 1949, in Nacogdoches to Charles and Irene Mason. The oldest of three siblings, Chuck had little time for sleep even as a baby and spent much of his time with his nose buried in a book. But he had eclectic taste – he enjoyed everything from comic books and MAD Magazines to the Mason family’s set of Encyclopedia Britannica, which he read cover to cover. As many siblings do, Chuck’s brother Brad and sister Mary Bess loved to taunt their older, bookish brother. He, in return, could not understand why they couldn’t just figure out their homework, and gave them a hard time about it. But even so, Mary Bess remembers a long family car trip to Memphis, curling up in Chuck’s lap anytime she wanted to get some sleep. As he got older, Chuck joined the Boy Scouts, and the […]

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Mark Wayne Kennedy, Sr.
May 22, 1963 - January 8, 2023

Mark Wayne Kennedy, Sr., 59, of Lumberton, died Sunday, January 8, 2023. He was born on May 22, 1963, in Port Arthur, to Betty Carol Ross and Edward Graham Kennedy. Mark worked at, and was part owner, of BC Vacuum Services, worked at Johnnie On-The-Spot, and was part owner of Dippin’ Dots. He also worked for the City of Lumberton in maintenance. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and poppie, and will always be remembered by his many friends of Bill W. Survivors include his wife of thirty-nine years, Alice Kennedy of Lumberton; sons, Mark Kennedy, Jr. and his wife, Heather, of Nederland and Michael Kennedy of Nederland; seven grandchildren; mother, Betty Colicher; brothers, Curtis Colicher and his wife, Crystal, of Lumberton, and Greg Kennedy and his wife, Julie, of Port Neches; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in […]

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Carl Colicher, Jr.
February 27, 1935 - January 8, 2023

Carl Colicher, Jr., 87, of Lumberton, died Sunday, January 8, 2023. He was born on February 27, 1935, in Port Arthur, to Maybell Ruth Narretta and Carl Colicher, Sr. In his youth, Carl drove an ambulance and worked at Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. He founded and owned Carl’s Johnnie On-The-Spot and BC Vacuum Service, Inc. Carl was a 33rd Degree Master Mason and a member of Lumberton Masonic Lodge #1430. He will forever remain a loving husband, father, and pawpaw. Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Betty Colicher of Lumberton; sons, Curtis Colicher and his wife, Crystal, of Lumberton and Greg Kennedy and his wife, Julie, of Port Neches; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson; brother, Corbett Wayne Colicher of Port Arthur; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Donald Edward, James Brian, and Mark […]

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David N. Rhodes
January 22, 1943 - January 8, 2023

David Rhodes, age 79, has gone on to be with his wife, Margie, and daughter, Bonnie Ruth. Dave was born in San Antonio, Texas, and proudly served in the U. S. Navy on the USS Altair AKS-32 in the early 1960’s. He retired from the electronics department of Sun Pipe Line Co in 2004. Dave wore many hats during his life, clerk, sailor, aircraft mechanic, electronics technician, but he liked his husband and father hat best. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon; sons, Richard and Robert; sister, Lynda; granddaughters, Lyndsey and Nacole; grandsons, Kelly, Chase, and Cory; and great-grandchildren, Kaydence, Kylan, Jayden, Nathan, and Faith. Throughout life’s travels as Son, Grandson, Husband, Father, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa, over the miles and through the decades, Dave was lucky enough to meet the people he came to love as family and friends and maybe that is what the real purpose of life […]

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Joyce Marie Scarborough Moore
April 28, 1933 - January 8, 2023

Joyce Marie Scarborough Moore, 89, of Beaumont, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 8. She was born on April 28, 1933, in San Antonio, Texas, to Benjamin and Neva Marie Scarborough. She married Reverend Glenn Moore in 1954. For over 60 years, they were true partners in life and ministry, and together they served five congregations as minister and wife. Joyce Marie Moore was perfectly named. The word that truly represents her life is joy. She practiced kindness, loved people, and loved having fun. Joyce brought great joy to her family, friends, and all she encounters, and will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Glenn Moore; and her sister, Betty Cermin. She is survived by her son, John Moore (Kim), of Beaumont; daughters, Cindy Terry (Roger), of San Antonio; and Melinda Hamilton […]

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Karl F. Duerr, Jr.
January 13, 1937 - January 6, 2023

Karl F. Duerr, Jr., 85, of Beaumont, passed away suddenly at peace and made his earthly transition on January 6, 2023 at Christus – St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. He was born on January 13, 1937, in Brenham, Texas. At a young age, Karl, known as “Sonny”, developed a drive and passion for learning how things worked and understood the true depths of commitment and perseverance to accomplish his goals which lasted his entire life. He was steady in his commitments, devotion and drive to those things he cared about especially his son. After graduating from Hamshire High School as valedictorian in 1956 he went on to attend Texas A&M College and at that time was required to participate in military training. His focus was aviation. His goals at such a young age were stunted with the sudden shock of his Dad’s passing under tragic circumstances. Karl returned home […]

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Barbara Jean Nelson Powell
January 25, 1943 - January 5, 2023

Barbara Jean Nelson Powell, 79, of Vidor, died Thursday, January 5, 2023. She was born on January 25, 1943, in Staten Island, New York, to Florence Arlene McConnell and James Graham Nelson. Barbara worked as a Bookkeeper and Special Education Secretary, with her last ten years spent at Vidor ISD. She enjoyed sewing, including quilting and crafts, and had a big heart for animals. Barbara especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her son, Richard Powell and his wife, Deidre, of Vidor; daughter, Anne Logan and her husband, Troy, of Magnolia; and grandchildren, Kody Powell and his wife, Lindsey, of Pearland; Austin Powell and his wife, Cinderella, of Vidor; Tyler Powell of Beaumont; Troy Logan and his wife, Hailee, of Magnolia; Cade Logan of Magnolia; and Dustin Smith of Beaumont; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Patricia Riley; and granddaughter-in-law, Sheena Yarbrough-Powell. […]

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Barbara Ann Mitchell Burrow
July 18, 1948 - December 31, 2022

The eldest daughter of Steve and Mildred Mitchell, Barbara Ann Mitchell Burrow was born on July 18, 1948 in Mansfield, LA.  She grew up in a close family where she learned the values of faith, living by example, paying it forward, loyalty, love, and a good sense of humor.  As a small girl at the age of ten, she began her faith journey with a personal commitment to follow Christ, and this guided her in her decisions until the day she died. Barbara attended public schools in Shreveport, LA, worked a job at Commercial National Bank, and graduated from Fair Park High School with the class of 1966.  She attended Bible Baptist Church where she served as church pianist for five years, and it was there that she met her husband of 55 years, Michael Burrow.   The inseparable pair married in December of 1967 and moved to Beaumont, Texas in […]

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Ann Daigle
June 23, 1950 - December 29, 2022

Ann Daigle, 72, of Beaumont, died Thursday, December 29, 2022. She was born on June 23, 1950, in Camden, Tennessee, to Clara Elizabeth Madden and Newton Alexander Hawks. Ann loved gardening, dancing, and working on puzzles. She loved to bring the family together for meals or get togethers on her back deck. Ann was known for making the best cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving. She was a wonderful cook and baker. Her family was her life. Ann gave up her own life to raise her children. She was always there to listen if ever her children needed her. Ann did everything right in life. Honored her husband and took care of her children and taught them to do right as well. She was devout Catholic. Ann had such a good heart of other people. She was someone that would give her last dollar if it would help someone. Survivors include her […]

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Eldon Vern Guymon
March 5, 1936 - December 29, 2022

Eldon Vern Guymon, 86, of Beaumont, formerly of Waxahachie, died Thursday, December 29, 2022. He was born on March 5, 1936, in Provo, Utah, to Mary Winetta Jackson and Laffayete Carlos Guymon. Eldon was a biologist for the United States Forest Service. Survivors include his wife, Dianne Guymon; seven children; twenty-four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, and one sister. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at, Philanthropies, 1450 N. University Ave, Provo, Utah 84604. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Guymon were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Alice Jane Savoy
September 7, 1945 - December 28, 2022

Alice Jane Savoy, 77, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, December 28, 2022. She was born on September 7, 1945, in Nacogdoches, to Katie Ferguson and Benny Rhodes. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Savoy. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Savoy were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Mayetta Louise Johnson
August 16, 1920 - December 27, 2022

Mayetta Johnson, age 102, died December 27, 2022, in Beaumont, Texas. She was born August 16, 1920, in North Platte, Nebraska, to Fred and Anna (Riedel) Holscher. She grew up on the family farm South of Ogallala, Nebraska. She graduated from Ogallala High School and graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. She married Robert M. Johnson in 1942. They lived their 69 years together in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They raised two boys, Robert Frederic and Donald Eugene. Family was number one with Mayetta. She was a stay-at-home mom until her boys were in school, then she worked as an R.N. for DePaul Hospital in Cheyenne for 20 years as the Director of Nursing. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church south of Ogallala. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cheyenne. She enjoyed the bible studies and other activities. After the couple […]

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Judge Thad Heartfield
September 10, 1940 - December 27, 2022

Thad Heartfield, 82, of Beaumont, passed away in the presence of his family on December 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas following complications from surgery. Before he died, and at his request, Father Michael Jamail anointed Thad with the Sacrament of the Sick, gave him Holy Communion and the Apostolic Blessing, to which Thad responded with full awareness. Thad was born on September 10, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas to Grace Linn Heartfield and Gilbert Bailey Heartfield. When Gilbert died five years later, the petite yet capable Grace was left with three rambunctious boys, Thad being the youngest. A devout Irish Catholic, Grace took the boys to mass each morning. Thad began his education at St. James Grammar School and graduated from Bishop Byrne High School in 1959. His sincere and life-long devotion to his Catholic faith took root in this environment. Young Thad spent much of his free time outdoors […]

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Reverend Samuel Osigbheme Igbafe MSP
June 9, 1967 - December 25, 2022

Reverend Samuel Osigbheme Igbafe, 55, died Sunday, December 25, 2022. He was born on June 9, 1967, in Delta, Nigeria. Father Igbafe studied for the priesthood in Nigeria and was ordained on June 28, 1997, when he became a member of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (M.S.P.). After years of committed priestly ministry in Africa, Father Sam went to Ireland and served as a missionary in the Archdiocese of Armagh. He came to the Diocese of Beaumont in 2019 when he was assigned to Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Beaumont where he served as Pastor until November 2021. The reception of Reverend Igbafe will be 3:00 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow until his Vigil service at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 3390 Sarah St., Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 6, 2023, at Our […]

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Alice Maureen Hayes
March 24, 1950 - December 20, 2022

Alice Maureen Hayes, 72, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, December 20, 2022. She was born on March 24, 1950, in Beaumont, to Ima Lilian Shadrach and John Daniel Moore. Alice was a very hardworking and caring nurse. She loved her patients. Alice enjoyed trips to the casino. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and Granny. Survivors include her children, Sally Toombs, and her husband, Timothy, of Beaumont; Thomas Richard Hayes and his wife, Julia, of Beaumont; Roy Dean Hayes II, and his wife, Heather, of Lumberton; and Curtis Daniel Hayes, and his wife, Amanda, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Jeremy Hayes and his wife, Blake; Cameron Hayes, Jared Hayes; Curtis Michael Hayes; Connor Hayes; Joshua Hayes; Cadence Hayes; Troy Toombs; and Hayden Toombs; brother, John Moore and his wife, Katy, of Lumberton; special nephew, Randy George  and his wife, Lynn, of Silsbee; several nieces and nephews and a host of […]

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Virginia “Ginny” Catherine Core
April 7, 1945 - December 17, 2022

Daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, and faithful servant Virginia “Ginny” Catherine Core, 77, of Beaumont, died Saturday, December 17, 2022. She was born on April 7, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Catherine Queenan Bachofen and Stephen Hewitt Bachofen. Ginny grew up in Burlington, New Jersey and graduated from Burlington High School in 1963. She earned a BA from Rutgers University in 1967. She spent her entire career as a public servant at the state, city & county levels throughout her working years. This included time with Communities in Schools helping ensure students received the education they needed. Ginny was a voracious reader, who loved to learn. She was also an avid bridge and domino player and enjoyed gardening. Ginny was a true football fan who always rooted for her beloved Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and a member of the […]

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Juan Gabriel Castro
March 1, 1970 - December 15, 2022

Juan Gabriel Castro, 52, of Port Arthur, died Thursday, December 15, 2022. He was born on March 1, 1970, in Eagle Pass, to Maria Del Refugio Jaime and Juan Antonio Castro. Anyone who knew Juanito knew his passion of being outdoors, riding his bike, fishing, and his extreme love for music. He was a gentle soul with a big heart and a beautiful smile. He loved his family dearly. Especially his nieces and nephews. He will be remembered as a loving son, brother, and uncle. We will truly miss you! Until we meet again “Big J”. Survivors include his mother, Maria Castro of Port Arthur; sisters, Veronica Camacho, and her husband, Abel, of Port Neches; Patricia Johnson and her husband, Jeremiah, of Amarillo; and Monica Palmer and her husband, Brandon, of Georgetown; brother, Jose Castro and his wife, Brenda, of Port Arthur; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, and […]

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Nicholas Parigi Marino
October 30, 1942 - December 12, 2022

Nicholas Parigi Marino (Nick) was born in Houston Texas on October 30, 1942, and passed from this life on December 12, 2022, at the age of 80. He moved to Beaumont at a young age and went through the Catholic school system. After graduation, he attended the University of Houston and then joined the United States Coast Guard.  He was employed at Jefferson Chemical Company, where he worked there until his retirement in 1999. Nick was an avid outdoorsman. When he was just 12 years old, he won the Southeast Texas Duck Calling contest. He loved to fish and duck hunt and he was an expert marksman. He was an active member of the One and One Hundred Gun Club. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol Frederick; brother, Jim Marino and his wife Teresa of Sulphur, Louisiana; sisters, Rose Carolyn Hoyt-Steele of Edmond, Oklahoma and Sandra […]

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Brando Hernandez
September 23, 1998 - December 7, 2022

Brando Hernandez, 24, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, December 7, 2022. He was born on September 23, 1998, in Eagle Pass, to Hilda I. Monsivais and Florencio Hernandez. Brando was interested in gardening and pocketknives. He loved animals. Brando was mechanic for the Donalson Auto Group. Survivors include his mother, Hilda I. Monsivais, and her husband, Hector, of Beaumont; father, Florencio Hernandez, Jr. of Eagle Pass; siblings, Alma Monsivais; Linda Monsivais; Lynette Hernandez; Emily Hernandez; and Odalys Hernandez; grandparents, Maria H. and Candelario Monsivais; great-grandmother, Cresencia Hernandez; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Hernandez’s cremation arrangements were handled by Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Elizabeth Belle Mackan
May 21, 1959 - December 1, 2022

Elizabeth “Belle” Mackan, 63, of Silsbee, died Thursday, December 1, 2022. She was born on May 21, 1959, in Beaumont, to Mildred Parrish Mackan and Joseph Mackan. Elizabeth enjoyed gardening, collecting stuffed animals, and loved gospel music and Elvis Presley. Survivors include her brothers, Emmett Mackan and his wife, Laurie, of Beaumont and Blake Mackan and his wife, Denise, of College Station; niece, Laura Mackan; and nephews, Kevin Mackan and Lucas Mackan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial contributions for Ms. Mackan may be made to Rosedale Baptist Church, 7110 Concord Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708. A graveside service for Ms. Mackan will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Linda Joy Pollock
April 6, 1948 - December 1, 2022

Linda Joy Pollock, 74, of Vidor, died Thursday, December 1, 2022. She was born on April 6, 1948, in Michigan, to Lucille and Jim Collins. Linda loved to fish and was a hard worker.  She was loyal, giving, was devoted to her family, and full of life. Survivors include her husband, David Wayne Pollock; daughter, Lorrie Robinson and her husband, Jason, of Lumberton; grandsons, Kade Murray and Triston Robinson; and brothers, Bill Collins and John Collins. Linda is preceded in death by nine siblings. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Pollock were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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James C. Potter, Jr.
August 15, 1941 - November 30, 2022

James Cornelius Potter, Jr. was born to Mary Ida “Mary Jo” and James C. Potter, Sr. in Beaumont, Texas on August 15, 1941 and passed away peacfully on November 30, 2022 surrounded by his wife and children. James was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Earl Cullen Potter and Haden Kelly Potter; sisters, Peggy Joyce Potter and Lela Potter Williams. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lula Langham Potter; son, Watson Finley Potter, wife Kate, and their children Jackson Finley Potter, Benjamin Douglas Potter, and Claire Catherine Potter; daughter Lula Paige Potter Ridout, husband, Steven Rogers Ridout, Sr., and their children Steven Rogers Ridout, Jr., John Dandridge Ridout, and Lula Elodie Ridout; son, James Cornelius Potter, III “Neil”, wife, Macari and their children Kendall Macari Potter, Mary Langham Potter, and James Cornelius Potter, IV; sisters, JoAnn Potter Alexander,  Margaret Potter Meaux, and Dottie Potter Braren; […]

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Richard Douglas Bjerke, Sr.
August 23, 1943 - November 29, 2022

Richard Douglas Bjerke, Sr., of Lumberton, died Tuesday, November 29, 2022. He was born on August 23, 1943, in Borden, Texas. After graduating high school, he couldn’t afford college, so he worked for 4 years at Dow Chemical in Houston.  He knew he needed that college degree to get anywhere in life so he tried out for several college football teams hoping one of them would offer him a full scholarship.  That offer came from Lamar Tech (University now) where he played for 4 years and racked up several honors while doing so.  He earned a business degree and, in 2002 was inducted into Lamar’s Athletic Hall of Honor.  Richard was an awesome example of determination and perseverance. His love of the game continued through his life by officiating high school football for many years and though his calls on the field weren’t always popular his fairness and high expectations […]

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