Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland


505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627, United States,

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Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland Obituaries

Claude Vincent Dwyer, Jr.
September 18, 1943 - February 19, 2024

Claude Vincent Dwyer, Jr., 80, of Nederland, died Monday, February 19, 2024. Mr. Dwyer’s arrangements are pending under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Tressie Marie Shiflet
April 1, 1929 - February 17, 2024

Tressie Marie Shiflet, 94, of Groves, died Saturday, February 17, 2024. She was born on April 15, 1929, to Tressie and Roy Cloar, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A gathering of Mrs. Shiflet’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service a 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her internment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. Memorial contributions may be made to Stable – Spirit, 295 Flamingo Street, Rose City, Texas, 77662.

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André Deon van Aswegen
December 17, 2005 - February 16, 2024

Our dearest André Deon van Aswegen (IRON MAN), 18, left us on February 16th, 2024, when he gained his Angel wings. André was born December 17, 2005, in Vredenburg, South Africa. André was a student at Nederland High School and part of the Band and Theater. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was an inspiration to so many people. His biggest obstacle was his battle with Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma cancer, and he fought very hard until the end. André was grateful and blessed with all the support he received from so many people. He truly was our IRON MAN. He always had the most beautiful smile when meeting people. André leaves behind his loving parents, Willem and Natasha; siblings, Sarel, Ané and Willem; fiancé, Morgan; grandparents, Deon, Barbara and Anna; various Uncles, Aunts and cousins. And so many friends that became Family to him. Fly high with our other […]

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Dorothy Ann Thweatt
March 9, 1938 - February 10, 2024

Dorothy Ann Thweatt, 85, of Nederland, died Saturday, February 10, 2024. She was born March 9, 1938, in Dothan, Alabama, to Ola Burkett Anderson and Asa V. Anderson. She retired from Nederland ISD after thirty-eight years of service with Helena Park Elementary School. She was known as “Ms. Ann” by the students. Survivors include her children, Patricia Gibson; Randall Hughes and wife, Donna; and Carolyn Koonce and husband, Randy; sisters, Merle Harden, Gloria Faye Richter, and Betty Sue Monk; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ellis Thweatt; daughter, Venita Joyce Hughes; son, Roy Mosley; and sisters, Rachael Basnight and Jackie Medley. A gathering of Mrs. Thweatt’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment […]

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Fermin Martin Cosca
February 14, 1956 - February 9, 2024

With his family by his side, and watching him sleep peacefully, Fermin Martin Cosca, 67, left his mortal home to find his Eternal rest on Friday, February 9, 2024. He was born on February 14, 1956, in Cavite, Philippines, to Sofia Martin and Raymundo Cosca, Sr. Our forever Valentine was a dedicated husband and adoring father who showed his love through small and large actions. He was a brother, uncle, and friend to those he had the opportunity to lovingly tease. He brought smiles to all he encountered with his sense of humor and honesty. Fermin’s generous soul was felt through gestures of gift-giving, complimenting, and requesting “food specialties” without reservation. If he knew you made something well, he was never afraid to ask. A jokester, he always made those around him laugh with little quips and phrases. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Fermin worked as a Chemist/Medical Technologist […]

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Gloria R. Bishop
January 31, 1936 - February 7, 2024

Gloria R. Bishop, 88, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born January 31, 1936, in Nederland, to Ollie Irene Smith Ricardo and Soloman Bivin Ricardo. She is survived by her son, Bradley Bishop. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert Bishop. A gathering of Mrs. Bishop’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2024, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m., at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bishop’s honor may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.

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Antonio Jose Sayago
July 19, 1938 - February 4, 2024

Antonio Jose Sayago, 74, of Nederland, died Sunday, February 4, 2024. He was born on July 19, 1949, in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela, to Eva Maria Zambrano and Antonio Vicente Sayago. Mr. Sayago’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland

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Raymond James Thompson
August 11, 1936 - February 4, 2024

Raymond James Thompson, 87, of Nederland, died Sunday, February 4, 2024. He was born on August 11, 1936, in Port Arthur, to Annie Marie Nunez and Jack Daniel Thompson. Raymond worked as an insulator for over 50 years and enjoyed every day of it. He worked with Asbestos Workers local #22. He also enjoyed his extensive collection of western and outlaw movies. Going on trips to San Antonio with his family is what he enjoyed most. Survivors include his loving wife, Judy; daughter, Jamie Myers, and her husband Eddie of Nederland; grandchildren, Ashley Hoover, Taylor Thompson and her fiancé, Luis Garcia, Teri Thompson and her wife Ashlee, Dalton and Brea Pulliam, Maddie Myers; great-grandchildren, Kaceton Thompson, and Taegan Thompson. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Bryan Thompson; and daughter, Rachel Thompson. Mr. Thompson’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 […]

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James O. “Jim” Meeks
January 18, 1929 - February 4, 2024

Captain James O. “Jim” Meeks of Nederland, Texas, went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2024, at the age of 95. Captain Meeks was born January 18, 1929, in Akron, Ohio into a family of three brothers and two sisters.  The family moved to Hampton, Georgia where he graduated from Hampton High School.  After graduation, he went to Paris Island, South Carolina and joined the United States Marines where he served one tour of duty.  At the age of 21, he joined the Masonic Lodge and served a year in the National Guard.  In 1947, Jim joined the Merchant Marines.  It was his love of water and his thirst for knowledge that led him to the maritime industry – which would ultimately become his lifetime passion.  He was a pillar in the maritime industry for nearly 50 years. He was a Merchant Marine until 1967 and then became […]

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Larry James Talbot
December 10, 1938 - January 29, 2024

Larry James Talbot, 85, of LaBelle, died Monday, January 29, 2024. He was born on December 10, 1938, in Port Acres, to Lilia and Wallace Talbot. Larry loved spending his time hunting, fishing, watching sports, and mainly spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Talbot; children, Cary Talbot and his wife Lisa, Troy Talbot, Jana Talbot and her partner Clyde Sonnier; grandchildren, James Talbot, Wayne Talbot and his wife, Jan, Jeffrey Talbot and his wife Arika, Amber Olvera and her husband, Oscar, and Allen Bearden; great grandchildren, Kaydence Talbot, Evan Olvera, Kooper Talbot, Emilee Olvera, Ryker Bearden. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold Talbot; and sister, Sula Shields. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Beauxart Gardens, 8230 Holmes Road, Nederland, Texas, 77627. A gathering of Mr. Talbot’s family and friends will begin 10:00 a.m., at Broussard’s, 505 […]

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Louise Guernsey
February 2, 1926 - January 22, 2024

Louise Guernsey, 97, of Nederland, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Monday, January 22, 2024. She was born on March 2, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to Stephen Putorte and Mildred Morazzo Putorte. She grew up and through her school years, there in Brooklyn among her siblings and cousins, whom she greatly adored. During World War II, she contributed to the war effort by her work in a radio tube factory. At a Brooklyn subway stop she met her “knight in shining armor”, Louis, dressed in his impressive West Point Marine Academy uniform. They were married on August 6, 1957. After having their first child, Kenneth, they relocated to Port Arthur where Louis was employed “shipping out” on Texaco oil tankers. Much of the time on her own, as their family grew, Louise raised Kenneth and their four more children. During her formative years she resided in Nederland. […]

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Coley Verde
February 2, 1923 - January 19, 2024

Coley Verde, 100, of Nederland, died Friday, January 19, 2024. He was born February 2, 1923, in Beaumont, to Catherine and Mike Verde. He was a great father and a wonderful grandfather. He enjoyed spending his time cooking food, gardening, and woodworking. He was a devoted Catholic and God was foremost in his life. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Neoma Verde; daughters, Barbara Williamson and her husband, Gerald, Delores Jones and her husband, Raymond, of Lumberton; son, Rick Verde of Granger; grandchildren, Marc White and his wife, Kelli, Greg White and his wife, Dawn, Chris Verde and his wife, Heather, Nic Verde, Eli Verde, Ben Verde and his wife, Melanie, Heather Little and her husband, Adam, LeAnne Evans and her husband, Joey, Victoria Jacobs and her husband, Brandon, Sara Ferguson and her husband, Josh; great-grandchildren, Matt White and his wife, Carlee, Trent White, Cole White, Seth White, Trace White, […]

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Edward K. Holstine
February 7, 1949 - January 17, 2024

Edward Kenneth Holstine, 74, of Nederland, died Wednesday, January 17, 2024. He was born February 7, 1949, in Port Arthur, to Louise Leontine Mills Holstine and James Graham Holstine. Survivors include his wife, Linda Lorene James Holstine; son, Aaron Wasser and wife, Angela; brother, Bolan Holstine; granddaughters, Abby Wasser, Sierra Sawyer, and Marissa Alvarado; grandson, Slade Sawyer; great-granddaughters, Mi’ya Alvarado and Navy Rose Alvarado; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Holstine’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Wilma Rae Winn
August 19, 1933 - January 16, 2024

  Wilma Rae Winn, 90, of Nederland, died Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at Holland Place Senior Assisted Living. She was born August 19, 1933, in Beaumont, to Petronella Elizabeth Rauwerda Fowler and William Rayford Fowler. She leaves behind her husband of seventy-one great years, Bill Winn. Children Petronella Frasier and husband, Glenn, Mike Winn and wife, Cindy, and Philip Winn and wife, Pamela Grandchildren Shannon Squires and husband, Eric Georgia Hartzog and husband, Todd Calvert Michael Hartzog and wife, Emily Aaron Winn and wife, Hayley Daniel Winn and wife, Jaclyn Thomas Winn Great-grandchildren Cooper Nelson and wife, Kaylin, Hudson Hartzog and wife, Melody, Jack Hartzog, Hailey Hartzog, Wolfgang Hartzog, Lucy Hartzog Collin Winn, Emi Winn, Juniper Winn, Everett Winn, Luke Winn, Jasper Winn, and Elizabeth Winn Great-great-grandchild Harper Nelson A gathering of Mrs. Winn’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Friday, […]

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Wendy Ann Saldaña
September 25, 1956 - January 11, 2024

Wendy Ann Saldaña, 67, of Nederland, died Thursday, January 11, 2024, surrounded by family and friends.   She was born September 25, 1956, in Port Arthur, to Marcelina Amelia DeLeon Montalvo and Mauricio Montalvo. Wendy attended Port Arthur Independent Schools and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1975.  She attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was a founding member of the Building Fund Youth Group.  This youth group raised money for building the current church. She met her love, Michael Saldaña during this time, and they were married on August 18, 1978.  They had one daughter, Amanda, and were married for 42 years when he passed away. Wendy is the embodiment of a happy and beloved life.   She had an infectious laugh.  She and her husband love to travel and she was the navigator. She always had the maps, and she knew the important stops, like restrooms, restaurants, […]

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Linda Gwen Koetter
May 5, 1955 - January 10, 2024

Linda Gwen Koetter, 68, of Groves, died Wednesday, January 10, 2024. She was born May 5, 1955, in Port Arthur, to Gwendolyn Jo Hightower Dillard and Fay Kinmon Dillard. Survivors include her children, Jeremy Hightower and wife, Crystal, and Kristin Bennefield and husband, Christopher; grandchildren, Madelynn Beard and husband, Sam; Kristopher Hightower and wife, Sommer; Chanler Hightower and wife, Abby; Trevor Hightower and wife, Taylor; and Kaylee Hebert and husband, Dustin; great-grandchildren, James Cauthron; Clark Hightower; Eleanor Beard; and Carl Hebert; and sisters, Nancy LeBlanc and wife, Mary, and Shana Hurd. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, James Hightower; and siblings, Mark Dillard and Judith Genusa. A gathering of Ms. Koetter’s family and friends will begin at 12:30 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2024, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her entombment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port […]

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Jeffery Clyde Carter
January 4, 2005 - January 10, 2024

Jeffery Clyde Carter, 19, of Groves, died Wednesday, January 10, 2024. He was born January 4, 2005, in Beaumont, to Kelli Michelle Lewis. Survivors include his mother, Kelli Lewis; father, Josh Lewis; brothers, Landen Wiley and Garrick Lewis; sister, Macy McCauley; grandparents, Brian and Cathie Ellis and Melody and Eddie Devine; great-grandmother, Delores Ellis; aunts and uncles, Jonathan Ellis and wife, Sarah; Jessica Jones and husband, Austin; Justin Ellis; Mary Catherine Ellis; and Sarah Noonan and husband, Kyle; and cousins, Emma, Jack, Julia, Henry, and George. He is preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Rodgers Ellis and great-grandmother, Mary Catherine Herm Orgeron. A gathering of Jeffery’s family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2024, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Renella Landry Babin DeLoney
April 19, 1932 - January 3, 2024

Renella Landry Babin DeLoney, age 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, in Conroe, Texas. Born on April 19, 1932, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Rita (Begnaud) and Paul Fernand Landry, Renella’s early life was marked by resilience. Renella’s mother died when she was three days old. Her paternal grandparents raised her in Louisiana until the age of four when her father married her cherished “other” mother, Mertice Lee, and she returned to Port Arthur. Renella’s educational journey included graduating from Bishop Byrne High School and Port Arthur Business College. Her career flourished at Port Arthur City Hall, where she served as the secretary to the City Manager. In 1954, Renella married Lee Carl Babin, and the couple moved to Groves, Texas. Together, they became parents to Janet Ellen and James Lee. Renella’s commitment to public service continued at Port Neches City Hall, where she retired in 1989, […]

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Elizabeth “Beth” Garrett
December 7, 1934 - January 3, 2024

On Wednesday, January 3, 2024, Elizabeth “Beth” Garrett, of Nederland, Texas, passed away in her home at the age of 89. She was born on December 7, 1934, in Port Arthur, Texas, the fourth of four children born to Avis Nadine Peters McAlpin and Mark Neal McAlpin, Sr. While residing in Beaumont, Beth was heavily involved in civic activities, serving in various offices of the Beaumont Police Officers Wives Association and as president of the Beaumont City Council of PTA. Upon moving to the Dallas area, she and her husband owned and operated a catering company, but in retirement, she returned to her roots, the Beaumont area, Nederland, in order to be close to family members. Anyone who knew Beth knew of her tremendous love for her family, her dogs, and the Texas Rangers. She was a nurturer and provided unconditional love and support for her family. She and her husband, Don, worked tirelessly to […]

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Debra Gail Teran
May 20, 1962 - January 2, 2024

Debra Gail Teran, 61, of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, January 2, 2024. She was born May 20, 1962, to Frankie DeYoung and John Holman. Debra was always one to put everyone else first. She loved traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Michelle Bradford, James Bradford, Keith Morris and John Patsfield, Jr.; grandchildren, Mercedes Bradford, Bryan Bradford, Aliyah Morris, Damon Lumpkin, James Watkins, and Rowan Morris; great-grandchildren, Adrian Bradford, Ava Dorsey, and Alaylyn Williams; siblings, John DeYoung, Danny Holman, Eileen East, Kevin Holman, and Todd Holman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Teran, and her parents. A gathering of Mrs. Teran’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2024, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow […]

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Melvin “Ralph” Sessions
November 19, 1941 - December 29, 2023

Melvin “Ralph” Sessions, 82, of Groves, died Friday, December 29, 2023, at Brookdale Dowlen Oaks. He was born November 19, 1941, in Port Arthur, to Florence Bailey Sessions and Henry Hays Sessions. Ralph was unfailingly proud of his country and his state. His service in the Army Reserve was a point of pride as well, and he only regretted that he was never called to active duty. He loved animals, especially cats, and could often be found with one of his many Skippy cats warming his lap. He always spoke so fondly of his parents and siblings, and missed them so much as they left us over the years. Knowing that they are now reunited gives us such peace and happiness. We couldn’t have asked for a better dad, and will miss him forever and ever, until we meet again. Survivors include his daughters, Jan Sessions Walker and husband, Danny; […]

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James Edward Carl
December 18, 1932 - December 11, 2023

James Edward Carl, 90, of Nederland, died Monday, December 11, 2023. He was born on December 18, 1932, in Camden, Texas, to Estelle and Robert Carl. In James’ younger days, he liked to spend his time hunting and fishing. After retiring from Texaco after 35 years, he enjoyed helping people in his community when they needed a little help with repairs. He served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church, Nederland. One of his favorite things to do was to travel with his wife, Barbara. Although he enjoyed his many activities, his love for his family outshined them all. Survivors include his daughter, Myra Hanson and her husband, Chuck, of Beaumont; grandsons, Curtis Hanson, of Groves, and Waylon Carl and his wife, Antoinette, of Rio Dell, California; granddaughter, Kayla Hanson, of Beaumont; great-grandson, Dwight Carl, of Rio Dell, California; sister, Eunice Vinson, of Chester; sister-in-law, Gay Carl, of Woodville; […]

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Stella Ann Hollier
August 12, 1960 - December 11, 2023

Stella Ann Hollier, 63, of Beaumont, died December 11, 2023. She was born on August 12, 1960, in Bridge City, to Anna and Jesse Barber. Her cremation arrangements were held through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Ross Allen Bass
April 1, 1967 - December 9, 2023

Ross Allen Bass, loving husband and proud father, peacefully entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the age of 56. Ross was born on April 1, 1967, in Port Arthur, Texas to James and Helen Bass. He spent most of his life protecting others, keeping those around him on their toes, and picking on everyone he cared about. Ross devoted 23 years of his life to serving his community as a Police Officer. Although that was his career, his true passion was the outdoors. Ross often jokingly bragged about his impressive archery abilities but had every right to do so. He ranked number one in the state of Texas for archery at the young age of 16. He spent much of his younger days guiding duck hunts at LaBoves before moving on to guiding many notable people at the legendary King Ranch. In his later years Ross spent […]

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Sue Boullion
April 20, 1946 - December 2, 2023

Sue Boullion, 77, of Port Arthur, died Saturday, December 2, 2023. She was born April 20, 1946, in Port Arthur, to Joyce Wilma Carter Barras and Sidney Vincent Barras. Survivors include her children, Sandy Hardy and husband, Jace, and Sammy Boullion and wife, Renella; grandchildren, Derrick Hardy, Ashley O’Regan, Jami King, Austin Hardy, Travis Boullion, Alex Boullion, Brandon Boullion, Isabella Boullion, Cameron Boullion, and Sabrina Hardy; six great-grandchildren, and sisters, Julie Blanco and Laura Freeman. She is preceded in death by her husband, Peanut Boullion; parents; sons, Sidney Boullion and Chris Boullion; and siblings, Diane Barras, Gary Barras, and Phillip Young. Mrs. Boullion’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Due to the holidays, we will be honoring my mom’s wishes with a Celebration of Life Crawfish Boil in the coming months. May everyone have a blessed, joyous holiday […]

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Ronald David Hebert
March 28, 1943 - December 1, 2023

Ronald David Hebert, 80, of Port Arthur died Friday, December 1, 2023. He was born on March 28, 1943, in Port Arthur to Irma Magrand and Earl Cecil Hebert. Survivors include his son, Ronald Hebert, Jr; daughter, Debbie Hebert, both of Port Arthur; granddaughters, Heather Whitley of Vidor, Holly Nguyen, and Cheyenne Hebert, both of Groves; sister, Susan Hebert of Groves; and ten great-grandchildren. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Miriam Hebert; daughter, Linda Whitley; granddaughter, Terri Hardy; and brother, Mike Hebert. Mr. Hebert’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Diane Covington McKee
June 2, 1959 - November 28, 2023

Diane Covington McKee, 64, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Diane had many passions, but family was always first and foremost in her heart and mind. At the young age of 22, she met Donald McKee, in Port Arthur and, after a mere two months of dating, the two were married. Over their 41 years of marriage, Diane and Don enjoyed many adventures together, including favorite trips to Yosemite National Park, Alaska, and countless cruises. But their biggest shared adventure was raising their three children, Summer, Patricia, and Brandon. Their home was never short of love and laughter, and Diane was the matriarch that always brought the family together. Diane was known by all for her hospitality and warmth, her delicious pies and cookies, her love of Christmas, and her passion for quilting. She was the type of Mom who made matching dresses for the girls […]

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Geneva Dorothy Lee Nelson McMains
April 19, 1937 - November 26, 2023

Geneva Dorothy Lee Nelson McMains, 86, of Fannett, Texas, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Momma Mac had a lot of loves, but her top 2 were #1 her family, mother of 6, grandmother of 16, and great-grandmother to 22. She was always there for us. Momma loved to have fun and enjoyed when all her family was together. Her #2 love was being at her first home, The Ranch in West Texas. Although it took a lot to get all of us 6 kids, her and daddy Mac packed and, in the car, we did it as often as we could from Port Arthur, Texas to Barksdale, Texas for the long 8 or more (dad driving) hours in the car5. But she was happy as we all were when we drove into the Ranch. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Joseph and […]

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Nancy Byron
October 20, 1943 - November 22, 2023

Nancy Byron, 80, of Winnie, died Tuesday, November 22, 2023. She was born October 20, 1943, in Port Arthur, to Lena and Joseph Doré. Nancy enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, spending time with family, and taking care of her cats, Kitty and Dev. She was always proud of her work done at Gulf for 30 plus years. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Whitehead, and her husband, Hank, of Winnie; grandchildren, Chelsea Adkins and her partner, Clint Grahn, of Fannett, and Dalton Taylor, of Winnie; great-grandchild, Madilynn; brother-in-law, “Blackie” Hebert of Groves; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mae Hebert and Betty Colichia; brother, Johnny Doré. A gathering of Ms. Byron’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Greenlawn […]

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Sylvia Elizabeth Cutaia
January 22, 1942 - November 22, 2023

Sylvia Cutaia passed away peacefully at her home in Nederland with her husband, Steve, by her side, on November 22nd, 2023. She had fallen several times in the last couple of months and sustained severe trauma to her brain. She never gave up the fight to get back on her feet, but her little body eventually succumbed to the irreversible damage. Sylvia was born in Victoria, Texas to Morris Quinton Steed and Mary Elizabeth Clapp on January 22nd, 1942. She graduated from Baylor University at the age of 20 and started teaching school. After a couple of years in the classroom, she decided to go to Sam Houston State University to get her master’s degree in library science. She became the librarian at Nederland High School and worked in the education field for 39 years. Although she was tough on her students, she knew that education was something that no […]

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