Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland Obituaries

Thurman Hollingshead
February 6, 1935 - January 26, 2022

Thurman Curtis Hollingshead, 86, of Nederland, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022. He was born February 6, 1935, in Devers, Texas to Thula Shaw Burwell and Jesse Dennis Hollingshead. Survivors include his children, Carol Ann Luce, of Nederland; Sheila Lynn Meece and husband, Joseph; and Vonda Kay Hollingshead, of Port Neches; grandchildren, Clarissa Luce; RayAnne Luce; Vanna Ball; Casey Hearne; Audrey Hollingshead; and James Hollingshead Baker; great-grandchildren, Riley Crawford; Chandler Taylor; Gus Crawford; Layla Taylor; and Idona Dever. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thula and Jesse and siblings, Albert Hollingshead; Jesse Hollingshead; Eugene Hollingshead; Lavada Elender; Thula Thurman; Freddie McReynolds; and Delbert Hollingshead. A gathering of Mr. Hollingshead’s family and friends will begin 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 31, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made […]

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James Toler, Jr.
May 6, 1934 - January 25, 2022

James Thomas Toler, Jr., 87, of Nederland, died Tuesday, January 25, 2022. He was born May 6, 1934, in Longview, to Dot Davis Toler and James Thomas Toler, Sr. James was a United States Army veteran and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Nederland. He retired from Bayer, Orange after twenty-two years of service as a mechanical engineer. Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Doretha “D.D.” Toler, of Nederland; daughters, Linda Herring and husband, Bill, of Vivian, Louisiana; Valorie Casey, of Webster; Paula Cunningham, of Boerne; and Karen Mullins and husband, Keith, of Buna; sons, Johnny Bruton and wife, Debbie, of Shreveport, Louisiana; James T. Toler III and wife, Traci, of Richmond; Michael Toler and wife, Sandy, of Rockwall; and Scott Toler and wife, Angelique, of College Station; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Christy Benton; sister, Janell Stone; […]

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Darwin Hodge
September 22, 1932 - January 25, 2022

Darwin C. Hodge, 89, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born September 22, 1932, in Mora, Louisiana, to Hazel Abigail Hillman and Ottis Bethel Hodge. Darwin retired from Star Enterprise in 1994 after forty-three years of service. He was a dedicated member of Memorial Church of Christ, Port Arthur. Darwin loved to work with his hands, and he adored spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Jessie Hodge, of Port Neches; children, Larry Hodge and wife, Elizabeth, of Village Mills; Dennis Hodge and wife, Tracy; and Stanton Hodge and wife, Treva, all of Port Neches; niece, Barbara Ann Piatti and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Charlie Hodge; Holly Hoyler and husband, Andrew; Deanna Hodge; Samantha DeVillier and husband, Jacob; Weston Hodge; and Walker Hodge; great-grandchildren, Delilah Hodge and Benjamin DeVillier; and numerous nieces, nephews, […]

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Gladys Stepp
March 5, 1937 - January 20, 2022

Gladys Mae Stepp, 84, of Port Neches, died Thursday, January 20, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born March 5, 1937, in Abbeville, Louisiana, to Agnes Manceaux Gaspard and Clarca Gaspard. Survivors include her children, Quinda “Gwen” Morgan and husband, Darren, of Broussard, Louisiana; Michelle G. Hargrave and husband, Bennett, Jr., of Kaplan, Louisiana; Bridgette LaBure and husband, Troy, of Port Neches; Fred Stepp II and husband, Alberto Winslet, of Houston; and Monica A. Credeur and husband, John, of Nederland; grandchildren, Jeremy P. Chauvin and fiance, Amber Alford; Jennifer L. Romero and husband, Josh; Tracy L. Hargrave and husband, Jaryd; Trent. L. Hargrave and wife, Angelique; Alexis LaBure; Noah LaBure; Grace LaBure; and Brittney Stepp; great-grandchildren, Brooke; Blaise; Jasper; Zack; Cole; Isabella; Abel; Brooklyn; Trever; and Riley; and brother, Nelson Gaspard. She is preceded in death by her parents, Agnes and Clarca Gaspard; husband, […]

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Earnest Tatum
January 10, 1958 - January 20, 2022

Earnest Denvil Tatum, 64, of Silsbee, formerly of Nederland, died Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. He was born January 10, 1958, in Port Arthur, to Ruby Lee Seale Griffin and Wiley Augustus Tatum. Earnest was a long-time resident of Nederland and graduated from Nederland High School. In his youth, he was a talented baseball player, active in scouts, and an inventor. He could commonly be found tearing apart the household appliances and electrical devices to “see how they worked”. Earnest retired from his long-time career with Plains Marketing where he was a truck mechanic for many years. He was an active HAM radio operator, he enjoyed computer games, and was a very talented guitarist.  Earnest was also a highly skilled computer enthusiast and could often be found scouting out the latest technology. Earnest had many interests like cooking, gardening, and fishing. He was also a die-hard […]

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Steven Schexnayder
August 16, 1986 - January 20, 2022

Steven Eric Schexnayder, 35, of Nederland, died Saturday, January 20, 2022. He was born August 16, 1986, in Beaumont. Steven spent a large part of his career working offshore but most recently was a lab tech for Camin Cargo Control, Nederland. He enjoyed spending his free time fishing and working out. He especially loved to cook. Steven will be remembered as a loving and kind father, son, and brother. Survivors include his daughter, Layla Schexnayder-Marks, of Vidor; parents, Eric and Kathey Schexnayder, of Port Neches; sister, Stefanie Wright and husband, Matt, of Nederland; brother, Andrew Snider and wife, Shelby, of Leander; grandmother, Pauline Dunn, of Nederland; mother, JoAnn Parker, of Port Arthur; his special love, Kayla Marks, of Vidor; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Lilly Schexnayder; Joe and Joyce Parker; and Don […]

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Sybil Moore
May 10, 1931 - January 19, 2022

Sybil Moore, 90, of Austin, formerly of Nederland, passed away of natural causes Wednesday, January 19, 2022. She was born May 10, 1931 in Port Arthur to Felice and Lucius Cormier. Sybil was a native of Southeast Texas but for the past 10 years was a resident of Austin to be closer to her daughter. Sybil and her late husband, Delton, lived in Nederland most of their lives. They began square dancing in 1976, and after five years they started round dancing. Sybil and Delton danced for 30 years together and taught round dancing for 25 years in Orange and Beaumont. Sybil was a fabulous cook, but her specialty was baking delicious treats for her family. She also loved dogs, especially Bambi, Roxie, and Shelley. Survivors include her children, Paula Wilberger and husband, Mike, of Rhode Island; Rhonda Moore, of Austin; and Mike Moore and wife, Julie, of Silsbee; grandchildren, […]

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Jessica Hayes
August 19, 1980 - January 15, 2022

Jessica “Nanny” Noemi Traweek Hayes (Maraist), 41, of Lumberton, passed from this life on Saturday, January 15, 2022.  She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on August 19, 1980, to Celeste Maraist and was raised in Nederland by her mother and her parents, Walter and Monin Maraist.  She graduated from Nederland High School where she was an active member of the marching band, Key Club, and HOSA, amongst a wide range of other extracurricular activities and clubs. Jessica was full of personality and lit up the room wherever she went.  Her family and friends adored her beautiful spirit and her angelic singing voice. She is survived by her husband, David (Chris) Hayes, of Lumberton; children, Layla Traweek and Liam Traweek, of Nederland and Summer and Gage Hayes and wife, Ashley, of Atascosita;  mother, Celeste Fisher and husband, John Fisher, of Beaumont; her parents, Walter and Monin Maraist, of Nederland; step-father, […]

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Peggy Thomas
August 27, 1944 - January 14, 2022

Peggy Jo Doornbos Thomas, 77, of Nederland, went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 14, 2022. She was born August 27, 1944, in Nederland, to Callie Louise and Cornelus Doornbos, Jr. Peggy loved to travel the World and was an avid reader. She was an active member of The First United Methodist Church of Nederland. Family was most important to her. She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, MeeMaw, Sissie and friend. Survivors include her son, Kirk Thomas of Nederland and his wife, Leeanna; daughter, Amanda Herring of Devine; daughter, Kristen Hampton, of Rochester, Washington and her husband, Elton; granddaughter Karma Herring; grandson Lennon Herring; grandson Cale Thomas; granddaughter, Korra Thomas; grandson, Maverick Hampton; brother, Billy Doornbos, of Nederland, and his wife, Donna; brother, Cornelus Doornbos, III, of Houston; niece, Heather Doornbos Boler, of Nederland, and her husband Mario Mudano; niece, Gretchen Doornbos Palmer, of Austin; […]

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J.W. Stewart
September 7, 1926 - January 11, 2022

J.W. Stewart, 95, of Port Neches, passed onto his new heavenly home Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born September 7, 1926, in Gainesville, to Sadie and John Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a United States Army veteran. J.W. was an only child and he grew up in the same family home as his father. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1943. After graduating he moved to College Station and became an Aggie which was a great accomplishment for him and his family. J.W. proudly wore his Aggie ring daily. He was in the class of ’47 although due to his service in the United States Army he returned and graduated with class of ’49. J.W. was a chemical engineer major and was also an officer in the Corp of Cadets at Texas A&M. He met Raenell Hudspeth, his future wife, at the […]

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Merjie Breaux
April 5, 1924 - January 9, 2022

Marie Merjie Dore’ Breaux, 97, of Port Acres, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, at her home. She was born on April 5, 1924, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, to Jeanne Melancon Dore’ and Abel Dore’. Merjie was a member of St. Therese, The Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church. She will be remembered as a very loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and daughter. Merjie had a deep love for God and her church family and lived her life as a Christian. Her husband was her joy of life and lived a blessed and full life with him for many years. She enjoyed traveling in their motorhome and traveling internationally. She appreciated a well-kept home and yard and always had a garden. Merjie had a joyful laugh and always had a smile to share, especially when Curley would tell a mischievous story. She loved to cook and enjoyed company […]

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Michele Sorrels
June 27, 1969 - January 7, 2022

Michele Sorrels, 52, of Port Neches, died Friday, January 7, 2022. She was born June 27, 1969, in Bakersfield, California, to Marie Angelique Moreau Abbott and Mark Oliver Abbott. Michele had many interests especially crafting such as cross-stitching, needlepoint, and scrapbooking. She was also interested in history and genealogy as well as had her own stamp and coin collection. Michele also loved to read, bake, and cook. She is survived by her husband, David Sorrels, of Port Neches; children, Jacqueline Marie Sorrels and husband, Alex Ritter, of Omaha, Nebraska; David Christopher Sorrels, of Norfolk, Virginia; Matthew Oliver Sorrels; Kaitlyn Virginia Sorrels, both of Port Neches; brother, Chris Abbott and wife, Jackie, of Wagner, Oklahoma; sister, Nancy Joan Moran, of Prosper; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Angelique and Mark Abbott. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Sorrels will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under […]

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Helen Bass
April 14, 1934 - January 1, 2022

Helen Bass, 87, of Nederland, died Saturday, January 1, 2022. She was born April 14, 1934, in Port Arthur, to Helen and Volney Ross. Helen was known to be a social butterfly and loved to be the life of the party.  “Fun” was her middle name.  She made it her life’s goal to make the grandkids’ trips to her house an adventure where the word “no” was never in her vocabulary.  She and James, her husband of over sixty-years, had a steady stream of family and friends who would stop by on a moment’s notice to visit and drink coffee. Through the years she worked as a secretary, switchboard operator, and a customer service rep, but her favorite career was being a seamstress.  She sewed for all the neighborhood children as well as the grandkids. Survivors include her sons, Jim and wife, Sheila, of Nederland; Raymond and wife, Carol, of […]

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Alice Marie Schehr
February 15, 1955 - January 1, 2022

Alice Marie Schehr, 66, died Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born February 15, 1955, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Ethel and Robert Talley. She is survived by husband, David Donald Schehr; daughter, Krysta Hand and husband, Shawn; daughter, Kayla Tremonte and husband, Jeremy Tremonte; siblings, Lynn Snyder and husband, Jim; Pat Talley and wife, Cecilia; Gail Labath and husband, Bert; Donna Guidry and husband, Greg; Dianne Rutledge and husband, Ernie; and Mark Talley and wife, Mishele. Alice is preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Frances Olivier Talley and father, Robert Joseph Talley. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Schehr will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by […]

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Robert “Bob” White
March 11, 1940 - December 31, 2021

Robert Archie “Bob” White, 81, of Houston, Texas passed away December 31, 2021, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Bob was born March 11, 1940, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to parents, Russell Lanier White and Miriam Fuller White. After graduating high school in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, he graduated from the University of New Orleans and later went on to pursue a career in insurance adjusting. Bob worked for GAB, Houston General, Kemper, and Paul R. White & Company throughout his career. Bob enjoyed many hobbies during his lifetime including flying, dancing, world travel, researching genealogy, and he was an avid reader. Survivors include his daughterm Liz Desmond and husband, Sammy, of Groves, Texas; sons, David White and wife, Laura, of Diamondhead, Mississippi and Chris White and wife, Sina, of Missouri City, Texas; grandchildren, Matthew Desmond and wife, Rachael, of Austin, Texas; Aaron Desmond and wife, Morgan, of Port Neches, Texas; Maegan […]

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George Campbell
October 11, 1989 - December 31, 2021

George Robert Buchberg Campbell, 32, of Nederland, died Friday, December 31, 2021. He was born October 11, 1989, in Houston, to Dianne Buchberg and Herman Campbell. George was a pipefitter and member of the local #195 but that was not all he was. He was a musician and played several instruments. He was a jokester and a friend to call if you needed something. He was a generous and giving soul. If he had it to give, it was yours. Need food? George would feed you. Need a place to stay? He would let you stay at his house. Brimming with charisma, he was loved by many people. George enjoyed fishing, hanging out, and learning new things. He also enjoyed reading books on philosophy, psychology, music, and poetry. Survivors include his parents, Dianne and Herman Campbell, of Savanah; grandparents, Shelia and Ed Buchberg, of Houston; sons, Aiden and Atticus Campbell; […]

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Jean McBryde
August 7, 1925 - December 27, 2021

Jean McBryde, 96, of Port Neches, died Monday, December 27, 2021, at Cascade of Port Arthur. She was born August 7, 1925, in Star City, Arkansas, to Hattie Glenn Moore Baldwin and Joseph Benjamin Baldwin. Jean was an active member of her church in Arkansas and First Baptist Church of Port Neches. She enjoyed reading, ceramics, and gardening. Survivors include her children, Jimmie Rudd and husband, Don, of Port Neches and Richard McBryde and wife, Sandra, of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Ric Carver and wife, Shannon; Jonathan Rudd and wife, Kelsey; Jamie and Amee Hilburn; Kimberly Rudd; Richard McBryde; Matthew McBryde and wife, Kristen; and Zachary McBryde, of Nashville; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hattie and Joseph Baldwin; husband, James McBryde; brother, Ted Baldwin; and sisters, Myrtle Bush; Elsie Chambliss; Ruby Baldwin; Katie Baldwin; Edith Weiner; and Eva Belle […]

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Nancy Carroll
September 29, 1934 - December 25, 2021

Nancy Olean DeBarge Carroll, 87, of McKinney, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, McKinney. She was born September 29, 1934, in Daisetta, to Walterine and Norris DeBarge. Nancy resided in McKinney for the past eleven years but had called Nederland “home” for over fifty years. She was a devoted wife and homemaker who loved spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her daughters, Pam Knapp and husband, Gary, of McKinney and Rhonda Carroll, of Panama City, Florida; grandchildren, Angela Nichole Orta; Lance Joseph Orta; Brianna Renee Orta; McKenzie Caryl Knapp; and Caleb Zachary Knapp; great-grandchildren, Xiomara Olean Zavaletta-Orta; Xelene Inez Zavaletta-Orta; Xienne Guadalupe Zavaletta-Orta; and Xander Juan Zavaletta-Orta; brother, L.N. “Sonny DeBarge and wife, Joyce; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of fifty-nine years, Billy Carroll; son, Billy Bruce Carroll, Sr.; grandson, Billy […]

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Verna Mae Verde
December 31, 1938 - December 19, 2021

Verna Verde, devoted wife, and mother, died Sunday, December 19, 2021, at her home in Port Arthur, Texas surrounded by her family. Verna was born on December 31, 1938, to Marks and Laura Mae Levy. Verna graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and remained close to several of her dear classmates throughout the years. Verna loved spending time with her family and enjoyed her time outdoor tending to her flowers and plants. Survivors include her husband, JC Verde; sister Anna Belle Simpson and her husband, Leo, of Orangefield; sister, Donna Levy of Harlingen, Texas; son, Steve Nunez and his wife, Tami of Nederland; daughter, Terri Nunez Runte and her husband, Allen, of LaBelle; stepsons, Steve Verde and his wife, Terri, of Sour Lake and Paul Verde and his wife, Roxanne, of Kissimmee, Florida; stepdaughter, Flora Hebert of Nederland; grandchildren, Boo Nunez, Cary Nunez, Julian Nunez, Jace Runte, Luke Runte, Tessa […]

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Vickie Lynn Catalina
March 9, 1956 - December 19, 2021

Vickie Lynn Catalina, 65, died on December 19, 2021. She was born on March 9, 1956, to Velma Lois Spell and William James Hudson, in Port Arthur. She was a member at St Charles Catholic Church, where she was over the bereavement committee at one time.  Vickie enjoyed cooking for her friends and family, arts & crafts, gardening, and traveling. She will be remembered as a loving mother, daughter, sister, MawMaw and friend. Survivors include her mother, Velma Barras and her husband, Ronald, of Nederland; daughters, Wendi Kemp of Nederland; Amanda Seymour of Baytown; and Jenni Ray and her husband, Cody, of Nederland; grandchildren, Jake and his wife, Kelsie, Jaycie, and Rylee; great grandchildren, Kyndal, Jillian, and Liam; sister Kerri Babineaux of Port Arthur; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends. Vickie will especially be missed by her faithful grand pups,Chloe, Winston, Maddie, Mickey, Bailey, […]

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Shanna Marie Arnaud
January 12, 1969 - December 19, 2021

Shanna Marie Arnaud, 52, died on December 19, 2021, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born on January 12, 1969, to Malcolm and Myrna Arnaud, in Nederland, Texas. Shanna was a very generous and giving person. She enjoyed going to the casino and traveling. She will be remembered as a loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt. Survivors include her daughter, Chrissy Tolbert of Port Acres; son, Cameron Tolbert, of Lafayette, Louisiana; mother, Myrna Morgan, of Port Acres; brothers, Lance Arnaud and his wife, Holly, of Austin; Shawn Morgan and his wife, Kelli, of Labelle; sister, Shanna Verret and her husband, Harold, of Winnie; and numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and other relatives. Shanna is preceded in death by her father Mac Arnaud; stepfather, Lloyd Morgan; and grandparents, Cecil and Hansel Lyday. A gathering of Ms. Arnaud’s family and friends will be from 10:30 […]

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Audrey Jean Stephens
December 12, 1934 - December 6, 2021

Audrey Stephens, 86, died December 6, 2021. She was born on December 12, 1934, to Leona Angeline Durand and Albert Joseph Stadler, in Faribault, Minnesota. Audrey was a nurse’s aide, in the health care field, where she cared for others.  She worked at several hospitals in the area over the years.  She also took care of terminally ill patients in their homes for many years.  Audrey loved dogs and had many over the years.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, and feeding others.  Her banana bread and chocolate chip cookie recipes are the best.  She also enjoyed her coffee and cigarettes and scary movies.  She loved her family more than anything else and did everything she could for them. Love you more, Mom. Survivors include her five children, Richard Eckhart and his wife, Cynthia, of Pflugerville, Texas; Danny Stephens and his wife, Susan, of Round Rock, Texas; Stephanie Henley and her husband, […]

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Robin Juneau
February 8, 1960 - December 5, 2021

Paula Robin Juneau, 61, of Port Neches, died Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born February 8, 1960, to Soloman Brock Stansbury and Helen Albers Stansbury. Robin previously worked as a courier for Quest Diagnostics. Survivors include her husband, Dwayne Juneau; sons, Dustin Juneau and wife, Marissa, of Beaumont and Matthew Juneau and wife, Brittany, of Nederland; grandchildren, Sophia, Dylan, Ryder, and Brenna; honorary son, Rocky Bui and wife, Tiffany, of Fort Hood; brothers, Larry Stansbury and wife, Tissie, of Nederland; David Stansbury, of Groves; Mike Stansbury, of Port Arthur; Teddy Stansbury and wife, Karen, of Groves; sister, Connie Cormier and husband, Bert, of Nederland; sister-in-law, Wendy Dwyer, of Nederland; and numerous extended family members. Robin was preceded in death by her parents, Soloman Brock Stansbury and Helen Albers Stansbury and her mother-in-law, Virginia Petry. A gathering of Mrs. Juneau’s family and […]

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Patricia Lee Walker
December 8, 1948 - December 3, 2021

Patricia Lee Walker, 72, of Port Arthur, died December 3, 2021, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Groves. She was born December 8, 1948, to Evelyn Ballard Hoffert and Nicholas Hoffert, in Spring Valley, Illinois. Patricia had a master’s in nursing and was a Registered Nurse working as an Operating Room Director. She loved her pets and spent her spare time reading or gardening. Survivors include her stepson, Jeff Ross and his wife, Kim, of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Noah Ross and his Fiancé Valen; and Ryan Ross; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents Evelyn Ballard Hoffert and Nicholas Hoffert; sister Sissy Suarez; and spouse, Linda Ross. Mrs. Walker’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, 51050 Stivers street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Memorial donations can be made to, The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, […]

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Alicia McClain
February 11, 1985 - November 26, 2021

Alicia Janae McClain, 36, of Port Arthur, died Friday, November 26, 2021, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born February 11, 1985, in Oceanside, California, to Jennie Elizabeth Jones McClain and Reginald David McClain, Sr. Alicia was a 2003 graduate of Memorial High School, Port Arthur. She loved music and during her high school years, she was a drum major and played clarinet. She was very talented and won several UIL competitions. Alicia was the owner of Pudding Express and she was well-known for her phenomenal banana pudding. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and traveling. Alicia was also the family babysitter. She loved children and she will be missed by all that knew her. Survivors include her mother, Jennie McClain; daughter, Aubrey-Faith Irene McClain; siblings, Reginald David McClain, Jr. and wife, Chasidy; Jaleesa Garlington and husband, Quarmaine; and Dominque Bryant and husband, Kendrick, all of […]

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Odessa Cooper
May 1, 1953 - November 23, 2021

Odessa Alejandra Cooper, 68, of Nederland, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born May 1, 1953, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to Rosa Angelica Duran and Salomon Borjas, Sr. Odessa was devoted to serving her community. She was a volunteer for the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention, a seven-year volunteer with the American Red Cross, and a fourteen-year volunteer with The Salvation Army. Survivors include her husband, Larry Cooper, Sr.; sons, Benjamin “Rian” Cooper and Buddy Cooper and wife, Mindy; grandchildren, Jasmine Macalya Cooper; Grayson Marie Cooper; Portlan Reeve Cooper; and Valex Rayne Cooper; sisters, Linda Jannette Galo Reyes and husband, Dr. Ruben Reyes and Belinda Borjas Garcia; brothers, Fausto Francisco Galo Borjas and Salomon Reynieri Borjas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her parents and brother, Sergio Danilo Borjas Garcia. A memorial service for Mrs. Cooper will be celebrated at […]

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Hugo Thomas Berube
July 9, 1932 - November 21, 2021

Hugo Thomas Berube, 89, of Port Arthur, died Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was born July 9, 1932, to Helen Kelso and Arthur Berube, in Port Arthur, Texas. He was a loving husband and enjoyed woodworking. Survivors include his daughter, Faith Berube; granddaughters, Emily and Samantha Carr; son, Tommy Berube; daughter, Hope Sterling; three other grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Hugo is preceded in death by his wife Linda Williamson Berube; parents Helen Kelso Berube and Arthur Berube; sisters, Cynthia Nicholson and Dorothy Adair. A gathering of Mr. Berube’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 26, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland, with his interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Nederland. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event, you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Please follow the guidelines […]

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Carrel Hanley
October 20, 1927 - November 16, 2021

Carrel Frank Hanley, 94, of Nederland, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021. He was born October 20, 1927, in Flatwoods, Louisiana, to Harriet Martin and William L. Hanley. Carrel was a United States Army veteran having served during World War II. He was lifetime member of the Carpenters Local and retired from Ameripol-Synpol Refinery. Carrel was charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church and later in life a member of First United Methodist Church. He always loved to help people in any way that he could. Carrel was a loving and caring husband, father, mentor, and friend. Survivors include his son, Matt Hanley and wife, Dawn; daughter, Mariann Curtice and husband, Britt; daughters-in-law, Carolyn Hanley and Ashley Hanley; grandchildren, Nicole Hanley; Brittney Curtice; Carra Curtice; Jason Hanley; Ashley Melancon; Kodie Hanley; Camryn Hanley; and Andrew Hanley; and great-grandchildren, Devin Kibodeaux, Kolbie Curtice, and Lauren and Madison Melancon. Carrel is preceded […]

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Linda Felder
September 12, 1947 - November 11, 2021

Linda Dawn Felder, 74, of Port Acres, died Thursday, November 11, 2021, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born September 12, 1947, in Phillips, Texas, to Dawn Lucille Fitzjarrald Hughes and Doyle Price Hughes. Linda was a dedicated and active member of her community. Over the years she committed much of her time as a member or participant in The Order of The Eastern Star; Daughters of the Nile; Social Order of the Beauceant; KAIROS; Emmaus Community; Southeast Texas Veterans Group; and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Cashan Grotto. Linda was also the Sunday School superintendent of her church and she served as a board member for The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Linda enjoyed crafting and working with her hands such as needlepoint, arranging flowers, and decorating cakes.  She loved artwork and traveling. Above all else, she cherished the time she spent […]

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Doug Brandin
November 24, 1937 - November 8, 2021

Douglas E. Brandin, 83, of Nederland, passed away Monday, November 8, 2021. He was born on November 24, 1937, in Beaumont, to Lillian Loyd Riley and Elmo Johnson, later adopted by Charles Elwyn Brandin. Doug was a Texas National Guard veteran. He retired from Dupont as a Lab Technician after more than thirty years of service. Doug was a longtime member of Central Gardens Baptist Church and a Deacon of the Mid County Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering on cars. Doug volunteered at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas for many years. Survivors include his daughters, Kim Shirley of Conroe and Kelli Kimball and her husband, George, of Nederland; grandchildren, Joshua and his wife, Brie; Brittiny; Sarah; Joshua; and Jeremy and his wife, Mandy; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Neil Brandin and his wife, Rhonda, of Nederland; and sisters, Cindy Stanley and her husband, John, of Burleson; Wanda Butaud and […]

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