Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.


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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries

Joseph Whitfield Outlaw III
December 20, 1942 - March 16, 2023

Joseph Whitfield “Whit” Outlaw III, 80, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023. He was born to Eleanor Landes and Joseph Whitfield Outlaw, II in Beaumont, Texas on December 20, 1942. Whit graduated from Beaumont High school in 1961 and went on to graduate from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, where he was also a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He began his career at Texas U.S. Chemical in Port Arthur, Texas and from there went to work for his family business, Pyramid Concrete Pipe Company. Whit and his brother Danny took over ownership of the company when their father passed away, and then ran the business together until they sold the company in the late 80’s. Whit went on to work as an independent landman until his retirement, which allowed him the flexibility to travel and explore the world. Whit loved a […]

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Dorothy May Trahan
March 28, 1939 - March 12, 2023

Dorothy May Trahan, 83, of Beaumont, died Sunday, March 12, 2023. She was born on March 28, 1939, in Scott, Louisiana, to Agnes Thomas and Pierre Credeur. Dorothy loved going to the racetrack and playing bingo. She was also known as great cook. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving mother and a good friend to all that knew her. Survivors include her children, Byran Trahan; Michael Trahan and his wife, Christine; Shannon Pierce and her husband, Donny; and Tina Blessman. Her brother, Darrel Credeur, and sister, Barbara Nell Leger. Her grandchildren, Michael Trahan; Dusty Trahan; Heather Sick; Jarred Trahan; Jake Trahan; Lyndsey Blessman; Jada Pierce; Blake Trahan; Lauren Trahan; Jordan Trahan; and Allison Blessman. Dorothy also had eleven great-grandchildren. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard Trahan; son-in-law, Dean Blessman; brother, Russell Credeur; sister, Audrey Sipole; and granddaughter, Mauri Trahan. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Trahan were […]

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Hien Nguyen
May 5, 1938 - March 12, 2023

Hien Nguyen, 84, of Beaumont, died Sunday, March 12, 2023. A gathering of Mr. Nguyen’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2023, and Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of the Dead will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

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Barbara Jean Broussard
July 15, 1935 - March 11, 2023

Barbara Broussard, 87, died Saturday, March 11th, in her home after gracefully battling progressive lung disease. She was born in Port Arthur to Fred Gregory and Pauline Culver Gregory. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and was a proud member of the Red Hussars. In 1955, she married James Broussard while he was serving in the Army at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Their first child, Cheri, was born there before they returned to Beaumont. She and James have been members of St. Anne Catholic Church for 66 years. Barbara served on the Parish Council, was President of St. Anne Ladies, and a member of the 49’ers Retirement Group. She and James were also members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Barbara was also a member of the Junior League of Beaumont. Barbara loved her family. She participated in and supported their activities through the […]

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Doris Mae Debes
June 16, 1927 - March 9, 2023

Obituary for Doris M. Debes, beloved Aunt to everyone who knew her . . . “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control . . .” – Galatians 5:22-23 Doris M. Debes, 95, of Beaumont, Texas, passed into eternal life on March 9, 2023.  She was the embodiment of the fruit of the Spirit and personified it every day of her life.  Doris is preceded in death by her loving husband, Wilford, parents Ameen and Julia Shakour her brothers, Fred, Richard, Johnny, Eddie, and George Shakour, and her sisters, Mary Shakour and Annie Moses. Born on June 16, 1927, to immigrant parents, Doris led a life of limitless, unconditional love and faithfulness.  Called to serve the Lord, Doris found her greatest joys in her church and family.  With unwavering devotion, there was nothing that this youngest of eight would not do for […]

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Peggy Stewart Geraci
December 15, 1926 - March 8, 2023

Peggy Regina was born in Beaumont, Texas, on December 15, 1926, to Forrest and Levi Stewart. She shared her life with siblings James (Mack), Margaret Ann, Forrest E. (Eddie) and Anthony (Tony) Stewart.  Peggy was a devoted sister and loved all family traditions and recollections.  Peggy passed away peacefully at her home at age 96 on March 8, 2023. Peggy worked at Mobil Oil during her early years. On August 6, 1955, Peggy joined in marriage with Steve Geraci and through that union grew a family of four sons. Son, Stephen and wife, Brenda, reside in Houston, Texas; Daniel and wife, Edie, of Nederland, Texas; and sons, Gary Geraci and Jerome Geraci of Beaumont, Texas. As a hardworking mother and spouse, Peggy toiled in the very large garden that she and Pawpaw grew. Her focus though remained on the upbringing of her sons, and she devoted her love and care […]

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Rudolph Joseph Sclerandi
March 21, 1935 - March 6, 2023

Rudolph Joseph Sclerandi, 87, of Beaumont, died Monday, March 6, 2023. He was born on March 21, 1935, in Port Arthur, to Agnes Philemon Blanco and Louis Sclerandi. Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Joan Sclerandi, of Beaumont; children, Richard Sclerandi and his wife, Bobbie Jo, of Beaumont; Suzanne Sclerandi and her husband, Lane, of Port Neches; and Judy Landry and her husband, Kevin, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Jonathan Leon; Rhett Roccaforte; Clete Philyaw and his wife, Chloe; Shelby Sclerandi; Heath Sclerandi; Bobby Allison and his wife, Nicole; Bailey Whitener and her husband, Mike; Avery Emery and her husband, Chris; and Colin Sclerandi; great-grandchildren, Addi, Emi, S.J., Skylar, Kitty, and Ava; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Donna Sclerandi; and siblings, Doris Demahy, Bobby Rodney, George Rodney, and Tootie Salerandi. Memorial contributions for Mr. Sclerandi may be made […]

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Robert Louis Hicks
September 17, 1950 - March 2, 2023

Robert Louis Hicks, 72, of Beaumont, died Thursday, March 2, 2023. He was born on September 17, 1950, in Henderson, Kentucky, to Robertlene Cosby Cimini and George Franklin Hicks. Robert will be remembered as a loyal, kind, hardworking man. He was the associate pastor at Church of Living Waters. Robert owned and operated Hicks Marketing Service and a tackle business, and he was customer service minded. Survivors include his siblings, Catherine Cathey of Houston; Margaret Conway of Doss; Beth Reirdon and her husband, Dorsey, of Kerrville; and Tom Hicks of Bridge City; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions for Mr. Hicks may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, or Church of Living Waters, 10500 Hwy 105, Beaumont, Texas 77713. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Hicks were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, […]

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Lloyd Edwards
February 5, 1965 - March 2, 2023

Lloyd Edwards, 58, of Kountze, died Thursday, March 2, 2023. He was born on February 5, 1965, in Harris County, to Bonnie Gayle Donaldson and Charles Edwards. Lloyd retired from TDCJ after many years of service in prisoner transport. He was a proud United States Navy veteran. Lloyd will be remembered for his love of animals and his willingness to help others. He could make friends very easily and never met a stranger. Survivors include his son, Jonathan Edwards of Orange; parents, Charles and Bonnie Edwards of Lumberton; sister, Rita Edwards of Lumberton; and brother, Jason Edwards of Boerne. He was preceded in death by his wife of over fifteen years, Melody Edwards. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Edwards were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Patricia Ann Lopez
April 20, 1940 - February 22, 2023

Patricia Lopez, 82 of Beaumont, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. She was born April 20, 1940, in Camden, Tx to George Clinton “Bud” and Alma Angelo Jackson. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Robichau, and her husband Rodney; daughter, Niki Dillon, and her husband Michael; sister, Jo Vick; step-son Timothy Lopez, and his wife Betty; grandchildren, Justin O’Neill, Blake Busceme, Alisha Bean, and her husband Justin, Krista Musquiz, and her husband Michael, Talia Adili, Jena Adili, and Jaden Tanner; step-grandchildren, Abby Keen, and her husband Max, Ross Robichau and his wife Darby; great grandchildren, Carrington Bell-Busceme, Oliver Keen, Palmer Keen, Marleigh Robichau, Reid Robichau, Riley Robichau, Brach Ross, Sophia Bean, Ezra Bean, Drew Musquiz, Logan Musquiz; niece, Alma Lynn Rash; nephew, Kenny Vick; great niece, Brooke Toups; great nephew Christopher Wall and his daughter Ella Wall; lifelong friends, Sara Lake and her husband Jeff: […]

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Michael Thompson
August 2, 1961 - February 22, 2023

Michael Wayne Thompson, 61, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2023, peacefully at home after a long illness with lung cancer. He was born on August 2, 1961, in San Diego, California, to Lou and Katherine (Kitty) Thompson. Mike loved working with his hands and had careers in electronics and refurnishing furniture. He was also very talented with electronics, computers, and drones. He could repair almost anything electronic. He was great at diagnosing problems and offering solutions. Playing the guitar was his passion and he was also gifted at playing the cello. His music carried him forward in life, and in his darkest times, that’s how he was healed. He always wanted to put a smile on people’s faces and had a great sense of humor.  He performed as “Sparky” the Clown for many years doing magic, making balloon animals and juggling. Mike absolutely loved riding his […]

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Virginia “Ginger” Hoskins Hebert
February 1, 1945 - February 20, 2023

Virginia “Ginger” Hoskins Hebert, 78, of Beaumont, died Monday, February 20, 2023. She was born in Houston on February 1, 1945. Ginger was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Chapman Hebert II, her daughter Evelyn “Eve” Alicia Stadeagar Anderson and her parents Evelyn and Isaac “Ike” Hoskins. She attended The Kinkaid School, Lamar High School, Stephens College and Louisiana State University. Ginger’s keen eye for design and many artistic talents led to a career as a professional floral arranger and designer. While she was renowned for having the skill to produce stunning and innovative designs for any occasion, the fact that she was such a fun collaborator made her especially sought-after as a creative and all-around partner in crime. Ginger was generous and witty with a twinkle in her eye and a knack for hospitality and entertaining. She collected too many truly close friends throughout her life to count. […]

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Melba Ruth Dupree
May 26, 1921 - February 17, 2023

Melba Ruth Dupree, 101, of Beaumont, died Friday, February 17, 2023. She was born on May 26, 1921, in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, to Rosie May Rebecca Cain Ward and Elmer Fieldon Ward. Melba retired from Southwestern Bell after 40 years. She was an excellent baker, a good seamstress, and loved preparing Sunday dinners. Melba faithfully attended church and loved God with all her heart. Survivors include her children, Becky Hirasaki and her husband, Henry, of Orange; Nathan Dupree and his wife, Jeanette, of El Dorado, Arkansas; and Margaret Fowler and her husband, Bob, of Tomball; grandchildren, Amy Moore and her husband, Brad; Jon Hirasaki; Ken Hirasaki and his wife, Tippy; Ron Hirasaki and his wife, Christie; Marietta Woollen and her husband, Joel; Alyssa Morgan and her husband, Tyler; Mystal Lato and her husband, Ben; great-grandchildren, Emma and Kaia Moore; Katie, Kaz, Rei, and Ren Hirasaki; Ryan and Connor Hirasaki; Price, […]

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Alan “Ace” Craigen
November 21, 1959 - February 11, 2023

Alan “Ace” Craigen, 63, of Fannett, died at his home surrounded by his family Saturday, February 11, 2023. He was born on November 21, 1959, in Beaumont, to William Roy and Peggy Craigen. He found his bride at an early age on May 31, 1979, they then married on March 2, 1983 and had four children. Ace was a retired carpenter. Alan spent majority of his time being involved with his children’s extracurricular activities, rodeoing, fishing, hunting, and volleyball. Survivors include his wife, Tracie Craigen of Fannett; mother, Peggy Craigen of Fannett; children, Casey Wayne Craigen and his significant other, Natasha Blacksher, of Fannett; Cheyenne Monteau and her husband, Gary, of Winnie; Laramie Alan Craigen and his Fiancée, Taylor Boone, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Shawnee Craigen and her significant other, Jordon Lavergne, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Kadince Jones; Codee Craigen; Wyatt Craigen; Presley Simino; Riglee Simino; grandson on the way, […]

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Brandon D. Wilder
November 11, 1989 - February 7, 2023

Brandon D. Wilder, 33, of Texas, died Tuesday, February 7, 2023. He was born on November 11, 1989, in Cooperstown, New York. Survivors include his mother, Lora Jackson and her husband, Gary Barnbrook; father, Douglas Wilder; sisters, Shannon N. Wilder of Tennessee, and Vanessa C. Wilder of Illinois; brother, William D. Barnbrook; children, Addison, Anthony, and Aydan Wilder; grandmothers, Charlene Wilder of New York and Deborah Jackson of Tennessee; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brandon loved being outside and riding his motorcycle. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Wilder were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Melanie Pruett
August 31, 1969 - February 6, 2023

Melanie Pruett, 53, of Vidor, died Monday, February 6, 2023. She was born on August 31, 1969, in Houston. Melanie loved coffee, coloring books, Christmas, and birthdays. She will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, and aunt. Survivors include her sisters, Melissa Posey, of Vidor; Deidre Powell and her husband, Rick, of Vidor; and Deanna Maddox and her husband, Cole, of Belton, Missouri; brother-in-law, Dana Leslie of Vidor; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mark Pruett; and sister, Jacqueline Leslie. Memorial contributions for Ms. Pruett may be made to Spindletop Center, 655 South 8th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Pruett were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Lucille Margaret Broussard
October 30, 1930 - February 5, 2023

Lucille Margaret Broussard, 92, of Beaumont, died Sunday, February 5, 2023. She was born on October 30, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Lucille Catherine and William Laurence Broussard. Lucille retired after thirty-five years with Beaumont ISD as a teacher at French Elementary and was a longtime member of St. Anne Catholic Church. Survivors include her brother, Dr. John King Broussard and his wife, Dianna, of Bedford; nephew, William Kevin Broussard of Watuga; and niece, Kristen Nicole Broussard of Irving. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Rev. Monsignor William Landry Broussard. Memorial contributions for Ms. Broussard may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77702. A gathering of Ms. Broussard’s family and friends will be from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of […]

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Margarete James
September 30, 1923 - January 31, 2023

Margarete James, age 99, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Born in Poland on September 30, 1923, she believed that “anything was possible if you wanted it bad enough.” Margarete obtained her international license to practice cosmetology in Poland in 1943 at the age of 20, but her dream was to come to America. Unable to utter a word of English, and a life savings of $2,000, she hopped on a military plane and arrived on United States soil in 1950. She became a proud United States citizen in December of 1955. Holding true to her words that “anything is possible”, Margarete went on to obtain a license to practice cosmetology in 3 states: California, Oklahoma, and Texas. She eventually made her permanent home in Beaumont, Texas, where she owned and operated her small salon for more than 4 decades. Always wanting to help people, […]

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Sharon Ann Laughlin
August 23, 1947 - January 28, 2023

Sharon Ann Laughlin, 75, of Village Mills, died Saturday, January 28, 2023. She was born on August 23, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Daisy Mae Tyra and Clarence Augusta Layfield. Sharon loved cooking, physical fitness, making ceramic pottery and plants. She worked as a personal trainer and substitute teacher. She and Bobby enjoyed participating in Civil War reenactments through the Confederate Veterans Association. Sharon also loved taking care of her animals and any strays that came to their home. She was heavily involved in any church she attended, often serving in any way she could. Sharon will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and Nananne. Survivors include her husband of fifty-nine years, Robert James Lauglin; daughter, Tammy Lynn Laughlin- Cornwell of Lumberton; son, Loran Robert Laughlin, and his wife, Sandra Whitmire Laughlin, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Ashli Sambaluk, and her husband, Eric, of Grapevine; and Shelby Laughlin of Bridge City; […]

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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 or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 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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