Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.


2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701, United States,

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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries

Catherine Anne Bodin McFarland
July 9, 1937 - May 13, 2024

Catherine Anne Bodin McFarland, 86, of Beaumont, died Monday, May 13, 2024. She was born on July 9, 1937, in Beaumont, to Rosa Anna Neu and Ulysses George Bodin. Survivors include her sons, Michael McFarland and his wife, Sheila C., and Danny McFarland and his wife, Sheila D.; stepdaughter, Rose Mary Foxworth; grandchildren, Kyle Foxworth; Father Anthony McFarland; Caleb McFarland and his fiancée, Cassandra DeLaGarza; Ryan McFarland and his wife, Kaley; and Caitlin McFarland and her wife, Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Beau McFarland, Ivy McFarland, Stone Foxworth, and Dawson Foxworth. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William McFarland; and siblings, George Bodin; Martha Theobald “Totsie”, and Dorothy Mae Marsh. Memorial contributions for Mrs. McFarland may be made to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Preservation Fund, PO Box 3309, Beaumont, Texas 77704. A gathering of Mrs. McFarland’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 17, […]

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Axel Maverick Flores
March 28, 2022 - May 13, 2024

Axel Maverick Flores, 2, of Beaumont, died Monday, May 13, 2024. He was born on March 28, 2022, in Houston, to Sarah Suzanne Simiskey and Andrew Michael Flores. Axel was also known as Bubby, Axe Man, Mr. Curls, Sweet Angel Baby, Turbo, and The Professor. He was his older brother’s whole world since the day they met.  His smile was infectious. He had such a big personality and an ability to bring joy to anyone he came in contact with. Axel always had a smile, a laugh, and cuddles for the person holding him. To know Axel was truly a privilege. Survivors include his parents; brother, Ace Marvel Flores; Gigi, Nancy Flores; Mimi, Tina Mazzola; Mumba, Stan Simiskey; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by Popí, Judge Lupe Flores; Granny, Marilyn Neathery; Pops, Jim Neathery; Grandpa, Patrick Simiskey; Grandma, Sandra Simiskey; and cousin, Raelynn Simiskey. […]

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Jeanette Caudillo
October 3, 1942 - May 12, 2024

Jeanette Caudillo, 81, of Houston, formerly of Beaumont, died on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2024. Jeanette was born on October 3, 1942, in Rayne, Louisiana.  She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1961.  After graduation, she worked as an optical technician for Texas State Optical (TSO) Laboratory for 30 years.  After leaving TSO, Jeanette received a Medical Office Skills Certificate from Lamar University. She utilized her new skills to start a second career at Christus St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, where she worked as a Cash Posting Clerk for 10 years, until she officially retired in 2003. In 1971, Jeanette married her loving husband, John Gilbert “Click” Caudillo.  They were blessed with two boys, Ramon and Larry.  Jeanette was very proud of her sons, always encouraging them to work hard in school, athletics and extracurricular activities. Jeanette was a devoted member of the Catholic Church and St. Anthony’s Cathedral Basilica.  She […]

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Else’ Jean Worsham
January 3, 1937 - May 10, 2024

Else’ Jean Worsham, 87, of Beaumont, died Friday, May 10, 2024. She was born on January 3, 1937, in Erlangen, Germany, to Barbara and Ludwig Bittle. Soon after coming to the United States at 19 years old, Else’ was hired to model hats for Lerner’s Shops of New York. Else’ was very artistic and as she continued her career, Lerner’s Shops sent her to New York to be trained in designing window displays. She also worked for The Fair Store before being hired at Dillard’s in Parkdale Mall. Her career at Dillard’s selling social and better dresses spanned twenty-five years. Throughout her career she had the pleasure of meeting all the members of the Dillard family and won many awards for top sales. Else’ will be remembered as an early career woman, who succeeded in making it to the top. Survivors include her son, David Worsham and his wife, Cathy; […]

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Joy Collier LeMasters
August 30, 1925 - May 2, 2024

Joy Collier LeMasters went to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early morning hours of May 2, 2024. She lived 98 full and wonderful years. Joy was born in Groveton, Texas, on August 30, 1925, to Eugene and Lilla Collier. The youngest of four, she was doted on by her much older siblings, Lucy, Eugene, and Fay. Her family moved to Huntsville several years later, and Joy grew up across the street from Sam Houston Teacher’s College while helping out in the family dry goods store. After graduating from Huntsville High School, Joy entered Sam Houston and graduated in 1944 with her teaching degree and a specialization in history, English and Spanish. During the 1950s, she earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston, but also found time during the summers to pursue additional studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Upon […]

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Lali Grandio
October 15, 1930 - May 2, 2024

Lali Grandio, 93, of Beaumont, died Thursday, May 2, 2024. She was born on October 15, 1930, in Tampa, Florida. In loving memory of Lali, who lit up every room she entered with her infectious laughter and warm smile. Lali was not only the life of the party but also the heart and soul of our family. As a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend she showered us all with unconditional love and boundless care. Her life was a testament to the power of joy, and her wise counsel to always choose happiness will forever echo in our hearts. Lali’s legacy of love, laughter, and kindness will continue to inspire us all. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Grandio; grandchildren, Kristin Lovett, and Adam Lovett and his wife, Jena; great-grandchildren, Madyson Owens, Michael […]

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Barbara Ann Barras
September 23, 1935 - April 24, 2024

Barbara Ann Barras, 88, of Vidor, died Wednesday, April 24, 2024. She was born on September 23, 1935, in Beaumont, Texas. Survivors include her children, Frank Lombardo and his wife, Karen; and Jake Lombardo and Terri Johnson; grandchildren, Scotty Bodine; Tommy Montelaro and his wife, Tessa; Angela Lombardo; April Lombardo and her wife, April; Stephanie Bodine; and Curtis Pratt and his wife, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Tayler McMillan and her husband, Garrett; Karah Pago and her husband, Hunter; Macy Lombardo; Jackson Lombardo; Kayla Bodine; and Cambrie Pratt; sister, Ruby Monson and Shirley Daniels and her husband, Jack; and brother, Bobby Santana. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Santana and her husband, Frank; Husbands, Whitney Barras and Carmelo Lombardo; children, Orval Lombardo and Lily Bodine; and brother, Joe Santana. A gathering of Mrs. Barras’ family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her Rosary to be recited at 11:00 […]

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Frank W. Richardson III
May 18, 1943 - April 20, 2024

Frank W. Richardson III, 80, of Beaumont, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Over the last few years, old age and health issues got the best of him and his heart just gave out.  Frank is now in the arms of Jesus, surrounded with love and no longer in pain or suffering. Frank was born on May 18, 1943, in South Portland, Maine. He graduated from South Portland High School in 1961 where he was a star football player, editor, and played trombone in the marching band. He received his Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, “the finest engineering school in America.” He enjoyed his first of the month zoom calls with all the MMA guys. In June of 1966, he married the love of his life who he met on board the ship at a Valentine’s Day dance in San Diego […]

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Danny Boy Shannon
November 30, 1950 - April 17, 2024

Danny Boy Shannon, 73, of Beaumont, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2024. He was born on November 30, 1950, in Beaumont, to Martha Carlene Hayman Hobson Shannon and Teddy Rosevelt Shannon, Sr. Survivors include his brother, Obie Burrow; nieces, Charmane Walton (Jerry), and Kimberly Gose (Kregg); great-nephews, Seth Palmer, and Haden Palmer; and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Evelyn Bantilias Shannon; brothers, Teddy Rosevelt Shannon, Jr., and Vernie Lee Shannon; and sister Annie Lou Lester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Shannon’s memory to Sweetpups of Texas. Mr. Shannon’s cremation arrangements were handled by Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Jeanelda Denmark Darling
June 26, 1927 - April 17, 2024

Jeanelda Denmark Darling was born June 26, 1927, and passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by loved ones, on April 17, 2024, at the age of 96.  Jeanelda was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas and was the daughter of Jesse V. and Lillian Marion Denmark.  After graduation from New Braunfels High School in 1945, she attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied costume design.  Jeanelda married her high school sweetheart Jack Elliott Darling in 1948 and worked in the administration offices for Austin Public Schools until Jack graduated from the University in 1950.  After his graduation they moved to Beaumont, where he worked in radio broadcasting for a time and then had a long career in banking. Jeanelda worked for an engineering firm until beginning their family in 1952.  Jeanelda and Jack were married for 59 years. Jeanelda generously gave of her time as a […]

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Kyle Martin Kempe
October 25, 1957 - April 14, 2024

Kyle Martin Kempe, 66, of Metairie, Louisiana, died at home after a short illness Sunday, April 14, 2024.  He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, October 25, 1957.  He was the son of the late Helen Kerr Kempe and Gerald Lloyd Kempe. Kyle lived a military family life and once said, “I’ve lived from the desert to the swamps with many detours along the way.” Kyle graduated from Spectrum High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He received his Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of Houston in 1981.  His intelligence took him far in his career.  He developed and wrote the program SABRE in 1996 which was used in the travel industry. His hobbies included his obsessive love for anything Star Trek. He also loved everything about NASA, including his UFO curiosity.  He was a member of the Association of Computing Machinery since 1980 and the Intergalactic Krewe of […]

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Luther Gary Simmons
March 5, 1956 - April 11, 2024

Luther Gary Simmons, 68, of Beaumont, died Thursday, April 11, 2024. He was born on March 5, 1956, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Theda Marie Conley and Luther Ellis Simmons. Survivors include his wife of forty-six years, Elizabeth Simmons; and children, Tricia Contreras and her husband, Frank, Jr.; Devon Kolander and her husband, Kris; and Austin Simmons. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Mr. Simmons may be made to an organization of one’s choice. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Simmons were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Craig Dentler Pemberton
December 14, 1949 - April 9, 2024

Craig Dentler Pemberton, 74, of Sour Lake, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024. He was born December 14, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Eloise Dentler and Charles Pemberton. Neighborhood mischief, summer little- league, vacations at his grandmother’s bay house, countless hunting trips with his dad and later with his two boys provided memories for a lifetime. Craig’s family moved to Beaumont, Texas when he was young. He often shared memories of growing up on 21st Street – this is also where he met his good friend, Kyle Yeates, who introduced him to baseball. Over the years Craig became a troublesome southpaw to his opponents; a talent that enabled him to walk on at Louisiana State University. Too many LSU baseball stories to count. Aside from baseball, his passions included dove hunting, the Spanish language and spending time with friends and family. After a decade owning and operating a customs brokerage business […]

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Wanda Simmons Funchess
December 9, 1933 - April 8, 2024

Wanda Simmons Funchess, 90, of Beaumont, died Monday, April 8, 2024. She was born on December 9, 1933, in Ozona, Texas, to Elsie Jewel Saunders and Thomas Maurice Simmons. Wanda was raised in the small town of Junction, Texas. In her teen years, she worked at the local Soda Fountain/Pharmacy. This is where, after graduating high school, she met her future husband, Hank Funchess. Hank was attending Texas A & M and was in Junction for summer school. Upon seeing Wanda, even before meeting her, he told his fellow classmates that she was his girl. She wondered why no other boys came over to talk to her. They were married in August 1954. After living in several different locations, they moved to Hank’s hometown of Beaumont, Texas. This is where they would raise their four children and spend the rest of their lives. Wanda had a very loving and giving […]

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Kathleen Long Pearson
March 17, 1937 - April 7, 2024

Kathleen Long Pearson, 87, formerly of Beaumont, Texas, died Sunday, April 7, 2024, in Lone Tree, Colorado. Kathleen was born in Beaumont, Texas, March 17, 1937, and resided there until 2010, when she moved to Colorado to be closer to Erik and Karl. She graduated from South Park High School in 1955, where she was a proud Greenie, and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. Kathleen graduated in 1959 with her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, and taught in San Antonio, Texas for a short time before returning to Beaumont to attend Lamar University, where she earned a Masters degree in Secondary Education.  She worked for South Park ISD and Beaumont ISD as an English teacher at Marshall and Vincent Jr. High Schools, before becoming an academic counselor at West Brook Senior High School until her retirement in 2003. While […]

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Richard Osborn
October 22, 1928 - April 1, 2024

Richard (Dick) Osborn, 95, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away April 1, 2024. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on October 22, 1928, to Russell Osborn, Sr., and Olive (McCue) Osborn, Richard was the youngest of three brothers. A US Army World War II veteran, Richard was a devoted husband, father, uncle, and grandfather. He was a devout Catholic and always made it to mass no matter where he was. He was a kind, gentle, giving man that helped others in any way he could. Whether it was counting money at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, doing woodworking projects, supporting literacy programs, or taking reading material to the Seafarers’ Center, he was always helping those in need. He had a great sense of humor, loved engaging his many nieces and nephews, and always rode the carousel. He sometimes ordered dessert first, would claim the center of his birthday cake, and always ate the […]

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George Joseph Luke, Sr.
February 21, 1930 - March 28, 2024

George Joseph Luke, Sr., 94, of Beaumont, died Thursday, March 28, 2024. He was born on February 21, 1930, in Beaumont, to Emily Heidecker and Oscar Luke, Sr. Survivors include his children, Susie Smith and her husband, David; and George J. Luke, Jr., and his wife, Karen; grandchildren, Windie Luke Searcy and her husband, Jamie; Courtney Luke Bennett and her husband, Josh; Holli-Ann Smith Gallimore and her husband, Zach; and David Luke Smith; and great-grandchildren, Kinzie Searcy, Jace Bennett, Ethan Gallimore, Eliana Gallimore, Elliott Gallimore, and Evie Gallimore. Memorial contributions for Mr. Luke may be made to North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706. A graveside service for Mr. Luke will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Evangeline John George
May 11, 1930 - March 27, 2024

Evangeline John George, age 93, passed away from earthly life on March 27, 2024. Born in Beaumont, Texas on May 11, 1930, to James and Rose Katherine George, Evangeline (Van) impacted the lives of many people. Van dedicated her entire life to helping others in her community whether they were family, friends, or complete strangers. Van graduated from Beaumont High School in 1948. After graduation she attended Lamar College, and later graduated from the University of Houston in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Aside from her years at the University of Houston, she lived in Beaumont, Texas her entire life and she loved her hometown. She always worked to make Beaumont a place where people wanted to live. Van taught in the Beaumont ISD for 48 years. She started as a middle school social studies and science teacher at Bowie and Austin Middle Schools. She later became a […]

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Floyd Frederick Flanagan
December 20, 1930 - March 27, 2024

Floyd Frederick Flanagan, 93, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, March 27, 2024. He was born on December 20, 1930, in Beaumont, to Ruby Rhode and John Flanagan. Floyd attended Beaumont High School where he was a standout athlete in tennis, basketball, and baseball. He was selected to play on the Beaumont all-city baseball team. Floyd earned a basketball scholarship at Lamar University and went on to play professional baseball. He married his high school sweetheart, Sue Carolyn Chambers on December 30, 1950.Floyd was drafted into the US Army as an MP stationed in Wurzburg, Germany in 1952.  He returned to the US and became general manager and president of a local oil and gas distributorship. Floyd encouraged his family to take up tennis and was president of the Beaumont Tennis Association and excelled in the sport until he could no longer play. He enjoyed taking his entire family camping and fishing whenever possible. Floyd […]

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Thomas Hart Cobb
November 23, 1968 - March 26, 2024

Thomas Hart Cobb passed away on March 26, 2024, in Beaumont, Texas at the age of 55.  Born on November 23, 1968, to Amelie Suberbielle Cobb and the Honorable Howell Cobb, Tom was raised in Beaumont, attended All Saints Episcopal School and Monsignor Kelly High School and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. After living in Washington, DC for several years, he returned to Beaumont where he lived until his passing. Tom never met a stranger. With his beaming smile and big laugh, he was characterized by his dedication to others as a devoted and loyal friend. Tom could make a simple errand a hilarious adventure, sprinkled with laughter and a little silliness. But Tom’s capacity for caring and empathy for others was immeasurable. His gentle soul made him a calming presence to those in a time of need, and he shared his love deeply and profoundly. Tom’s greatest […]

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Jose Braulio Huerta
April 27, 1953 - March 23, 2024

Jose Braulio Huerta, 70, of Beaumont, died Saturday, March 23, 2024. He was born on April 27, 1953, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Cecilia Cisneros and Mario Huerta. Survivors include his wife, Carolina; children, Karina Sosa (Ronaldo); Lizbeth Torres (Roberto); and Leslie Huerta; grandchildren, Jaydan Torres; Jadrian Torres; Jiovan Torres; Jahnya Torres; Darian Huerta (Stephanie Gomez); and Jamir Huerta; great-granddaughter, Debaney Huerta; four siblings; niece, Evelin Alarcon (Gilberto); and numerous other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Stroke Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692. Mr. Huerta’s arrangements were handled by Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Brooklyn Kate Purkey
March 21, 2024 - March 21, 2024

Brooklyn Kate Purkey, infant daughter to Brianna Shiane Purkey and Robert Daniel Purkey, was born on March 21, 2024, in Beaumont. She is preceded in death by her grandparents; Robert G Purkey and Lorriane Purkey; and uncle Joshua Teague. She is survived by her parents, siblings; Holly Statum and Husband Nathan Statum, Ryan Purkey, Avery Clark, Veronica Clark, Everett Clark and Oliver Purkey; Grandmother Amber Clegg; aunts Lisa Taylor and Husband Teddy Taylor, Justine Clegg, Blakely Smith and Reagan Ferguson. Arrangements for Brooklyn were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Alyce Marie Boudreaux
November 2, 1923 - March 17, 2024

Alyce Marie Boudreaux, 100, of Beaumont, died Sunday, March 17, 2024. She was born on November 2, 1923, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Ovey Shaw and Arthur Brauner. She was raised in Port Arthur, Texas. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School, where she met the love of her life, William J. Boudreaux. They both attended Lamar University, and she spent most of her life traveling around the world as a Military wife. They eventually moved back to the family farm in Fannett, Texas, where she operated B’s Trees. In her youth, to pass the time on the base, she started teaching dance. She was active in various military groups and loved to play bingo. Survivors include her grandchildren, Allan Boudreaux of Fannett, Texas; Riley Boudreaux of Napa, California; Brian Boudreaux of Eugene, Oregon; Wendy Boudreaux of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Rhonda Anderson of Lompoc, California. She also has 14 great-grandchildren and […]

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Iris Elizabeth “Beth” Gay
October 2, 1941 - March 16, 2024

Beth Gay, 82, died peacefully in her sleep, March 16, 2024, at Oak Hills Terrace Memory Care in Tyler, Texas. As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, she loved her family dearly.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Ella Alberta Werner and Elmer Carl Gainey, her sister, Mary Patricia Gainey, and her husband of 51 years, Robert “Bob” Allen Gay. Born October 2, 1941, in Houston, Beth excelled in school, graduating from Southern Methodist University and later University of Texas with her master’s degree. For many years, she worked as an elementary school educator, teaching first graders how to read and write. She also worked as an assistant principal for Beaumont Independent School District before retiring in 2007. She loved her pets (fur babies), shopping for all things collectable, painting and other creative activities, playing Bridge, and trips to her family cabin in Ruidoso, […]

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Barry James McGraw
July 30, 1957 - March 13, 2024

Barry James McGraw, 66, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, March 13, 2024. He was born on July 30, 1957, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Patricia Hutto and James David McGraw. Barry loved animals and helping people in need. He fed the homeless weekly up until a few weeks ago, and also gathered donations throughout the year and passed them out. Survivors include his mother, Pat Callender of Helena, Alabama; daughter, Bianca Colletta and grandchildren, Marlee and Cole Colletta, all of Lake Charles, Louisiana; brother, Brian Callender of Alabaster, Alabama; and sisters, Terri Rimbey of Flower Mound; Sharon Davidson of Uvalde; and Kim Batts of Beulaville, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his father, James David McGraw; and brother, Mitchell Paul McGraw. Memorial contributions for Mr. McGraw may be made to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77704. Cremation arrangements for Mr. McGraw were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under […]

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James E. Harmon
July 23, 1939 - March 13, 2024

James Everette Harmon, 84, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, March 13, 2024.  He was born on July 23, 1939, in Church Point, Louisiana, to Mary Ruth Constantine Harmon and William Anthony Harmon. When James’ daughters were young and the family was living in Illinois, he would take them out to hunt fossils in the strip mines. He would bond with his family through adventure and finding the most unique relics. James was fun and easy-going and was the source of his daughter’s most fond childhood memories. Despite his very serious side, he liked to make kids laugh and he would often speak like Donald Duck to his daughters and their friends. The neighbor kids like him so much, they would often knock on the door and ask Mrs. Harmon if he could come out and play. James could be a bit mischievous at times. When his daughter, Brigitte, was around five […]

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Bennie Victor Janecka
January 22, 1939 - March 11, 2024

Bennie Victor Janecka was born on January 22, 1939, in Weimar, to Victor and Annie Janecka. He attended St. Michael’s Catholic School and Weimar High School where he played several sports and participated in AG related classes.  During those years, he was nicknamed “Fox.” He grew up on the family dairy farm with his sisters, Georgia Ann, Anna Lee, and Linda.  During this time, he meets his wife of sixty years, Maedell Ann Meyer of Schulenburg. They were married on May 18, 1963, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in High Hill, Texas, where they also celebrated their 50th anniversary. They lived in Houston for several years while Bennie started working for Graybar Electric. In 1973, he transferred to Beaumont, where they raised four children, Mark, Melissa, Stacy, and Jason. During those years, Bennie was involved in many organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Texas Pro Life, Gene and Lonnie’s Chili […]

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Kelvin Dale Warnell “Kaboo”
March 20, 1961 - March 9, 2024

When the phrase “Laughter is good for the Soul” was coined, they had Kab in mind. Kevin was masterful at bringing joy to the hearts of people. He had a way of telling a story that made us know he missed his call as a Comedian. Kab confessed his belief in God and was a life member of Mt. Sinia Missionary Baptist Church. He was a faithful Tither and Usher. Anyone who knew Kevin knows he was a proud member of the 1979 Class of West Orange–Stark. It brought him joy knowing his classmates adored him. They remained by his side throughout his illness and death. After graduation, Kab enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country faithfully by receiving an Honorable Discharge. Upon his return home, Kevin took the City of Orange Fireman’s exam and scored 114 points. At that time, it was the highest score […]

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Renita Gail McDonald Barlow
March 27, 1963 - March 7, 2024

Renita Gail McDonald Barlow, 60, of Orange, died Thursday, March 7, 2024. She was born on March 27, 1963, in Orange, to Jeanette McDonald and Tommy Bradford, Sr. Renita loved God and had tremendous faith. She was a fighter until the end. She fought a good fight and finished the course that was predestined from God. Renita accepted the Lord as her Savior. She loved to study the Bible and write down scriptures. She was a member of Sixth Street Community Church where she served under the leadership of Superintendent Anthony D. Thomas Sr. She loved her church family. Renita was a “people person”. She was a woman that loved to help others. She would give you her last.  Renita was known as the Family Anchor Woman as she kept everyone up with the news, events, and weather. She loved her family so much. She had a great passion for […]

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Primitiva “Bebay” A. Jeffries
June 7, 1931 - March 7, 2024

Primitiva “Bebay” A. Jeffries, 92, of Beaumont, died on Thursday, March 7, 2024. She was born on June 7, 1931, in the Philippines, to Fausta Sansoles and Felipe Anoñuevo. Survivors include her children, Lee Jeffries and Janet Jeffries and grandchildren, Madisen Thide and Riley Jeffries Thide. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clyde Jeffries; daughter, Emelie Ann Jeffries; siblings, Catalena Vidal, Edro Anoñuevo, Emilio Anonuevo, Esperanza Vidal, Justina Acero, and Glyceria Sumayo. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708. A gathering of Mrs. Jeffries’ family and friends be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 14, 2024, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont with […]

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