Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland Obituaries

Japheth Bouknight
December 22, 1999 - January 25, 2023

Japheth Allen Bouknight, 23, of Nederland, died Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born December 22, 1999, in Quitman, Texas to Amanda Michelle DeVries Bouknight and Gordon Allen Bouknight II. Japheth was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and loved supporting his team! He enjoyed wrestling, both watching and showing off moves on his younger cousins and sister.  He loved spending time with his dogs and visiting the beach.  He was great with his hands and learned woodworking in high school.  He made several beautiful pieces he was very proud of. Japheth was a big man with an even bigger heart, whose goal in life was to make sure his mother and sister would always be taken care of.   They were his life, and he loved them dearly. Son, brother, grandson, nephew or cousin – you have left a huge void in our […]

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Dorothy P. Smith
December 1, 1924 - January 23, 2023

Dorothy Pearl Morgan Smith, 98, of Lumberton, died Monday, January 23, 2023, at Village Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing center in Lumberton. She was born December 1, 1924, in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, to Minnie Bell Guynes and Will Loran Morgan. Dorothy married Paul P. Smith on February 14, 1947, in Calvert, Texas. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Hearn Camp for WWII Prisoners. She also worked as a math instructor for the Angie Nall School in Beaumont for many years. Dorothy was a past Worthy Matron of the Port Neches Eastern Star and the Nederland Eastern Star. She loved playing 42, canasta, and bridge. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting, and was an avid genealogist. She is survived by her children, John W. Smith and wife, Zelda and Sandra Stiles and husband, Kenneth; grandchildren, Michael Stiles, David Stiles, Jennifer Stokes, and Brian Smith; great-grandchildren, Rayleigh Stiles, Rayce Stiles, Merritt Stiles, […]

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Josephine Picazo
September 13, 1928 - January 21, 2023

Josephine Estrello Picazo, 94 of Nederland died peacefully at Magnolia Manor in Groves on Saturday, January 21, 2023.  Born in San Antonio, TX on September 13, 1928, to the late G. B. Estrello and Mary Alcala Estrello. Mrs. Picazo retired from Luby’s Cafeteria but was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker most of her life. She loved to crochet, work jigsaw and crossword puzzles and spend time with her family. She’s the Dallas Cowboys’ biggest fan! She is survived by her children; Natalie Ann Picazo, Emily Picazo, Martha Picazo, and Gregory Alan Picazo and his wife Tammy. Her grandchildren, Jeremy Picazo, Corey Adams, Dr. Jesi Torres (Gene), and Gregory Picazo II. Her great-grandchildren; Elijah Picazo, Caiden Picazo, Landry Adams, and Lucas Torres; and her great-great granddaughter, Milaya Eve Picazo. Her brother, Dan Estrello and his wife Rose and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Picazo was preceded in death […]

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David Dewees
January 31, 1956 - January 21, 2023

David L. Dewees, 66, of LaBelle, died Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Christus Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont. He was born January 31, 1956, in Port Arthur, to Mary Agnes Dewees and Ray E. Dewees, Sr. David was a United States Navy veteran. He was a truck driver for many years and until 2017 he owned his own trucking company. Survivors include his stepdaughter, Joanne Little; stepson, Johnny Calcote and wife, Annette; brother, Earl W. Dewees, Sr.; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; late wife, Eloise Dewees; and brothers, Charles R. Dewees, Sr., Robert E. Dewees, and Ray E. Dewees, Jr. Mr. Dewees’ graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 618 Block Street, Port Neches, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Bernadine McGrath
September 1, 1942 - January 19, 2023

Bernadine Leah McGrath, 80, of Nederland, died Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the Port Arthur Community Retirement Home. She was born September 1, 1042, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Bernadine Harriet Rich Saunders and Joseph Saunders. Survivors include her sons, Buddy Martin McGrath and wife, Diane and James. J. McGrath and wife, Lana; grandchildren, Ashley Marie McGrath, Lauryn McGrath, Conor McGrath, and Will McGrath; and sisters, Mary Claassen and Jan Iglesias. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.W. McGrath; grandson, Luke McGrath; brothers, Bud and Bob Saunders; and sister, Nancy Farmer. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. McGrath will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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James Bailey
November 29, 1936 - January 19, 2023

James Clinton Bailey, 86, of Port Neches, died peacefully Thursday night, January 19, 2023, at Charlotte’s Care, Port Neches. He was born November 29, 1936, in Port Neches, to Alice Dearing Bailey and Gussie Frank Bailey. Being the youngest of their three children, James loved to pester his brothers, Elmert and Robert. Growing up in the 1940’s, he was able to roam and explore pastures, fields, and undeveloped land chasing frogs and occasionally having to run from bulls. James was known to be quite the prankster. He had his own paper route and rode many miles to make his own money. In high school, you could find him hanging out with Kathaleen Smith at ball games, drive-ins, and church socials. James graduated from Port Neches Groves High School in 1955. He married the love of his life, Kathaleen, on April 13, 1956. They chose Nederland as home where with the […]

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Evelyn Tucker
February 13, 1924 - January 15, 2023

Evelyn Smith Tucker, 98, of Port Arthur, died Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born February 13, 1924, in Silsbee, to Vallie and Ben Smith. Survivors include her sons, Walter Tucker, Jr. and wife, Dixie and Tommy Tucker and wife, Amanda; grandson, Casey Tucker and wife, Tami; great-grandchildren, Micayla Tucker; Hayden Tucker; Grayson Tucker; Billy Tucker; and Chrissey Tucker; and nieces and nephews, Debbie; Tommy; Barbara Elaine; Karen; and Judy. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Tucker, Sr.; parents; and brother, Elton Smith. A gathering of Mrs. Tucker’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. The family would like to give a special thanks to the nursing staff and medical team at Harbor […]

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Paul Peter Ashelman
December 29, 1951 - January 14, 2023

Paul Peter Ashelman, 71, of Nederland, died Saturday, January 14, 2023. He was born December 29, 1951, in Buffalo, New York, to Dorothy and Kenneth Ashelman. Survivors include his siblings, Kathleen Williams; Kenneth Ashelman; Rosemary Smith and husband, Rick Maron; and Edyth Luscinski and husband, John; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Ashelman; and brothers-in-law, Ed Williams. A gathering of Mr. Ashelman’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Ashelman’s honor to The Arc of Greater Beaumont, 4330 Westridge Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77706. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff at Heart to Heart Hospice for their level of love […]

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Jessie Cormier
July 2, 1945 - January 12, 2023

Jessie Ann Cormier, 77, of Groves, died Thursday, January 12, 2023, at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. She was born July 2, 1945, in Port Arthur, to Nelian LeBlanc and LeRoy Cormier. Jessie was raised in Port Neches and was a lifelong member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was a 1963 graduate from Port Neches Groves High School. In Jessie’s spare time, you could find her running the roads with her sisters/friends, chasing after three great-grandchildren, planting flowers in her flowerbed, or enjoying the sunshine while sitting in her rocking chair out on the deck. She loved spending time with her family more than anything, especially her sisters. She also loved volunteering on the Alter Flower Committee at church. Jessie looked forward to her monthly dinners with her graduation class (PNG ’63), and was excited for their upcoming 60th class reunion that is in the works for later […]

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Elijah James Taylor
January 12, 2023 - January 12, 2023

Elijah James Taylor, infant son of Kara Reeves and John Taylor, died Thursday, January 12, 2023. Survivors include his parents; siblings, Kinley Buchanan; Isaiah Taylor; and Abigail Taylor; grandparents, Patrick Reeves; Pamela Reeves; and Rita and Marvin Taylor; and great-grandparents, Charlotte Rogers and Mary Graves. A gathering of Elijah’s family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m., with his memorial service at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Robert “Harry” Smith
July 13, 2020 - January 10, 2023

Robert Harrison “Harry” Smith, 2, of Nederland, died Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born July 13, 2020, in Port Arthur, to Lauren Wynne Jones Smith and Justin James Smith. Survivors include his parents, Lauren and Justin; sister, Gina Rey Smith; paternal grandmother, Gina Desmarais; maternal grandparents, Maribeth and Walter Jones; paternal great-grandparents, Della and Dutch Smith and Judy and Tommy Holland; aunts and uncles, Whitney and Lance Killian; Chris and Sarah Davidson; Nikki Frederick; and Savannah and Kegan Dluna; and numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Perry Franklin Smith III. A gathering of Harry’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Ruby Amason
August 15, 1928 - January 7, 2023

Ruby Florence Amason, 94, of Nederland, died Saturday, January 7, 2023, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born August 15, 1928, in Beaumont and was adopted by Mary Lee Turner and John Turner. Ruby was a Baptist and always lived her faith and raised her family to do the same. Ruby graduated from Nederland High School in 1945. Her family moved to Woodville in the fall of 1945, where her mother and father purchased a general store. In May of 1946 she married Tommy Cooper who had just returned from service in the United States Navy. Ruby and Tommy became parents to Morgan Eugene “Gene” and Dorothy Louise. Sadly, Tommy died in December of 1948. In 1950, Ruby married Thomas Edward “T.E.” Bright who adopted Gene and Dorothy. He already had two sons, Oren and Tommy. They relocated to Central Gardens and then to Nederland […]

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Thomas Wallace
January 30, 1937 - January 5, 2023

Thomas Earl Wallace, 85, of Nederland, died Thursday, January 5, 2022, at Brookedale Dowlen Oaks, Beaumont. He was born January 30, 1937, in Daisetta, to Hattie Viola Flower Wallace and Charles Cuberson Wallace. Thomas was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved studying ancestry, tending to his veggie garden, and traveling. He also enjoyed coaching junior league football and Babe Ruth baseball. Survivors include his daughters, Roxanne Wallace and Jana Turner; grandchildren, Hannah Turner, Hailey Turner, and Bethany Porterie; and great-granddaughter, Ayda Guadarrama-Turner. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sammie Wallace; son, Russell Wallace; grandson, Joseph “Joey” Whiteman; and son-in-law, Buddy Turner. A gathering of Mr. Wallace’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Memorial contributions may […]

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Rosa Guerra
April 20, 1939 - January 4, 2023

Rosa Marie Guerra passed away on Jan 4, 2023, at the age of 83, at home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Rosa was born in Port Arthur, TX, to Anastacio and Hermelinda Avilez on April 20, 1939. Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Socorro Gonzalez, Delia Marcantel, her brother Robert Avilez and infant brother Rudolph. She is survived by her sons Carlos and wife Karron Guerra, Michael and wife Sonya Guerra, grandchildren Brandon & wife Kristi Luke, Kiersten & husband Mike Juchniewicz, Aleksandra Guerra, Hayden Guerra, Cole Miller, Kadon Miller, Caysen Guerra, Alek Miller, Christian Guerra, Graclyn Dean, great-granddaughters Avery and Arden Luke, and sister, Yolanda Fischer. As a young woman, Rosa worked at Heights drugstore where she earned enough money to purchase her first car. A young man who frequently came into the store always asked to speak to her. When she saw […]

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Servando Canales
May 11, 1951 - January 2, 2023

Servando Canales, 71, of Nederland, died Monday, January 2, 2023. He was born May 11, 1951, in Laredo, to Ignacia and Sergio Canales, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Marisa Canales; children, Laura Canales and Nancy James and husband, Germaine; stepchildren, Mark Flores, James Flores, and Melissa Bautista and husband, Alejandro; sixteen grandchildren; and brothers, Ruben Canales, Sergio Canales, Jr., and Sixto Canales. He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Maria Canales. A memorial service for Mr. Canales will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Mary McKenzie
November 21, 1946 - January 2, 2023

Mary Elizabeth McKenzie, 76, of Nederland passed away, Monday, January 2, 2023 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was born November 21, 1946, in Beaumont, to Nell and Thurman Linscomb of Nederland. Mary was a devoted Christian and learned many scriptures through reading her Bible daily and teaching her children to love Christ through her example. She attended First Baptist Church of Nederland during the early years of her life until her teenage years when she began going to Fellowship Baptist Church on Avenue B in Nederland. She met and married the love of her life, Tim, on July 13, 1968. Together they attended Memorial Baptist Church in Port Arthur. Mary accepted Christ as her personal savior while attending Memorial Baptist Church. After making some lifelong friends, she and Tim moved to Fourth Avenue Baptist Church in Port Arthur where she sang in the choir and began teaching […]

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Alzire Schexnaider
November 8, 1928 - December 30, 2022

Alzire Schexnaider, 94, of Nederland, peacefully passed away from this life to be with her loving savior, the Lord Jesus, on Friday, December 30, 2022. She was born November 8, 1928, in Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Ezola and Gussie Arnaud. Our beloved mother, Alzire “Maggie,” was a wonderful cajun chef and a fabulous baker. She hosted numerous family celebrations and holidays. Maggie also loved going to the lake house at Toledo Bend to fish. She loved gardening and had a green thumb. Her landscaping was beautiful. Maggie was also a big fan of occasionally playing at the casino. Survivors include her children, Linda Schexnaider Choate and husband, Gerald; Craig Schexnaider and wife, Charla; Donald Schexnaider and wife, Cynthia; and Darlene Schexnaider Johnson; sister, Hilda Higginbotham; grandchildren, Gerald Choate, Jr. and wife, Sherri; Kevin Choate and wife, Amber; Caty Schexnaider; Elizabeth Schexnaider; Virginia Johnson; and Alexander Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Ciarra Choate; Austin […]

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Martin Jude LeBlanc
July 12, 1961 - December 30, 2022

Martin Jude LeBlanc, 61, of Fannett, died Friday, December 30, 2022. He was born July 12, 1961, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Martha and Eugene LeBlanc. When Martin was still an infant, his family moved from Lake Charles, Louisiana to Port Arthur, Texas.  He spent his toddler years in Port Neches before moving to Nederland.  He attended Langham Elementary and Central Middle School.  After his freshman year in Nederland, the LeBlanc family moved to Baytown where Martin graduated from Sterling High School in 1980.  After graduating, Martin worked a short time at Lee College before settling in his thirty-year career at Texas Mooring.  He was a Dispatcher and Manager of Dispatch Operations tracking shipping vessels from Bolivar Rows to the various ports along the Houston Ship Channel. Martin always enjoyed being with his family.  He was a bachelor for forty-one years and spent time with his siblings, nieces, nephews, and […]

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Glen Widow
December 13, 1957 - December 30, 2022

Glen Elton Widow, 65, of Danville, Virginia, died Friday, December 30, 2022. He was born December 13, 1957, in Port Arthur, to Susie Daye Widow. He was a United States Air Force veteran having served over twenty years. Glen settled in Danville, Virginia after retiring from the United States Air Force. He loved to reflect on the time he spent traveling around the world and United States. Glen enjoyed carpentry and was intrigued about how things were built. Survivors include his siblings, Gwendolyn Widow of Houston, Texas; Louvenia Evans Penley and husband, James, of Port Arthur, Texas; Helen C. Pillette of Bossier City, Louisiana; Patricia Cryer of Port Arthur, Texas; Prince Harris of Houston, Texas; Daniel J. Brocks and wife, Sophie, of Valdez, Georgia; Abe H. Brocks and wife, Emily, of Beaumont, Texas; Charletta D. Davis of Port Arthur, Texas; and Agnes P. Sanders and husband, James Kevin, of Port […]

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Michael Busselle
April 2, 1947 - December 28, 2022

Michael Thomas “Lumpy” Busselle, 75, of Nederland, died Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Parkwood in the Pines, Lufkin. He was born April 2, 1947, in Lufkin, to Joyce Nannette Houdoire Busselle and Thomas William Busselle. Mike was a United States Army veteran. He served as an Airborne Ranger and was part of an elite Pathfinder unit while deployed in Vietnam, having scored a perfect score of 100 in Pathfinder school. The war engrained in Mike an ability to think calm under pressure, which he put to use later in his life to help others and his children when in jeopardy. After the war, Mike worked as a truck driver, a hair stylist, and most recently a welder and master fabricator. He was a talented individual. In his younger years, Mike had a passion for windsurfing and served as the president of the wind surfing club on Pleasure Island. As the […]

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Bessie Helmke
December 8, 1926 - December 26, 2022

Bessie Louise Phillips Helmke, 96, of Nederland, Texas, went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 26, 2022. She was born in Liberty, Texas on December 8, 1926, to Allen Walter and Bessie Lewis Phillips. Bessie graduated from South Park High School in Beaumont, Texas in 1944 where she was a cheerleader, played tennis, and established lifelong friendships.   After graduating from high school, she attended Lamar College majoring in Psychology. On September 14, 1946, Bessie married Burt Duane Helmke in Beaumont where they resided with their four children for many years in the hometown community of South Park before moving to Nederland in 1969.   She was a faithful member of South Park Baptist Church in Beaumont and First Baptist Church of Nederland where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and served in the FBC library and outreach program visiting residents in nursing homes […]

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Pamela Marie Bodemuller
March 1, 1944 - December 24, 2022

Pamela “Marie” Bodemuller, 78, of Nederland, Texas, died Saturday, December 24, 2022, at Bonne Vie Skilled Nursing, Port Arthur, Texas. Marie graduated from Nederland High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Texas. She was passionate and dedicated to her career which led to her becoming an award-winning teacher. During her teaching career in Florida, she enjoyed helping groups of her students by taking them snorkeling in the Florida Keys as a way to further their appreciation of the beauty and preservation of marine life. Marie enjoyed traveling, gardening, painting, and loving her cats. She is survived by her sister, Cornelia Bodemuller Jones and her husband, Don Jones, of Hallettsville. She is preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Henry Jacob Jones. A gathering of Ms. Bodemuller’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 […]

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Donna Jo York
February 18, 1966 - December 23, 2022

Donna Jo York, 56, of Fannett, died Friday, December 23, 2022. She was born on February 18, 1966, in Nederland, to Violet Ann Knoblock and William P. Dillon. In her younger days, Donna enjoyed fishing. Her family was very important to her, and she loved playing with her dogs. Donna enjoyed watching the cooking network and trying out new recipes she saw for her family. She is survived by her husband, Jamie York of Fannett; son, Jacob York, of Fannett; sister, Denise Sponsler and her husband, Clifford, of Nederland; and numerous extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers. A gathering of Mrs. York’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 N. 12th Street, Nederland. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Marian Ellen Leone
September 26, 1955 - December 22, 2022

Marian Ellen Leone, 67, of Nederland, died Thursday, December 22, 2022. She was born September 26, 1955, in Port Arthur, to Dorothy and Louis Ross, Sr. Mrs. Leone took pride in being a registered nurse for nearly forty years. She graduated from Lamar University. She loved classic rock, word games, and family game nights with her family. Above all else, she loved spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her daughters, Jere` Redd; Vanessa Hofstad and husband, Kevin; and Tiffany Castleman and husband, William; brother, Louis Ross, Jr. and wife, Margaret; grandchildren, Anthony, Jonathon, Daniel, Joshua, Malia, Meghan, Chris, Nathan, Lance and Cianna; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Luke, Dante, Liam, Addison, Jaxton, Adi Shakti, and Livianna; and friend, Lisa Morse. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reagan Earl Leone; son, Derek Leone; four brothers; and one sister. Cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under […]

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Barbara Paule Nickell
February 23, 1950 - December 17, 2022

With sad hearts we announce that on Saturday, December 17th, 2022 our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Barbara Paule Nickell, 72, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born February 23, 1950 to Paul and Patricia Eagleson of Bakersfield, California. Barbara grew up with many friends and a smile always on her face. She was a Garces High School graduate, class of 1968. Barbara began an amazing career with Shell/Motiva, and worked with the company until her retirement in 2018. She was a very strong woman. She made a very difficult decision to move away from all her family and friends in her hometown of Bakersfield, California in 2006. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and battled the cancer journey alongside her loving family & closest friends and always bounced back, after every surgery and many treatments. Most people would never know her struggles, as […]

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Gregory Martin
March 29, 1969 - December 17, 2022

Husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend – Gregory “Tiny” Dean Martin, 53, of Nederland, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Greg grew up in Port Neches and graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School. He continued his education and later graduated from the Universal Technical Institute. Greg was a jack of all trades and worked many years as a licensed mechanic. He finished off his career by working for the City of Nederland in the water plant as an operator for over twenty years. Tiny was a servant at heart, and you could always find him volunteering his time for a good cause. He volunteered at the Night to Shine dance for special needs and Stables Spirits. Volunteering at the Nederland Heritage Festival held a special piece of his heart. Greg and his wife, Pat, volunteered for many years and made it a family tradition later in life with […]

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Tony Mitchell
August 15, 1930 - December 16, 2022

Tony Mitchell, 92, of Nederland, died Friday, December 16, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born August 15, 1930, in Port Arthur, to Lucy and Joe Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He worked for United States Postal Service for twenty-eight years and enjoyed watching sports. Survivors include his children, Joey Mitchell and wife, Sherry; Elaine Harrison and husband, Doug; and Phillip Achord; thirteen grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of fifty-five years, Thelma Mitchell; children, Andy Mitchell and Kelsie Achord; and five siblings. A gathering of Mr. Mitchell’s family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Proctor Baptist Church, 4401 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard, Port Arthur. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 […]

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Joseph Randy Granger
March 16, 1949 - December 16, 2022

Joseph “Randy” Granger, 74, of West Orange, died Friday, December 16, 2022. He was born March 16, 1948, in Plaquemine, Louisiana, to Rose Bourque and Hosey Granger. While growing up in South Louisiana Randy spent much of his free time hunting and fishing with family and friends which he continued to do throughout his life. After graduation, Randy joined the United States Air Force serving his country for four years at various duty stations including time spent in Korea. After his military service he went to work for Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur where he became a gas dispatcher until his retirement. Randy loved his Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of Victory Bible Baptist Church, Vidor. Survivors include his daughters, Tonya Jewell and husband, Robert, of Bullard, Texas and Nickie Snell and husband, Jeremy, of Orange, Texas; brothers, Terral Granger and wife, Petra, of Lippstadt, Germany and […]

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Floyd Macon
November 14, 1932 - December 13, 2022

Floyd Clenton Macon, 90, of Nederland, died Tuesday, December 13, 2022. He was born November 14, 1932, in Ganado, Texas, to Willie and Betty Macon. Floyd was the youngest of four sons. He began working at Sears & Roebuck at the age of 16. He attended Lee College and in 1953 he was drafted into the military. Floyd served our county in the United States Army’s 246th field artillery battalion. He returned home in 1955 and in 1957 he married Juanita, his wife of sixty-five years. They moved to Nederland in 1960 and had two sons, Mitchell and Greg. Floyd was transferred to the Sears & Roebuck in Port Arthur, where he worked for a while before going to work for Sabine Towing and Transportation, where he retired after twenty-eight years of service. Floyd was a loyal servant of First United Methodist Church, Nederland where he enjoyed playing dominos and […]

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Steve Hebert
October 27, 1958 - December 12, 2022

Steve Hebert, 64, of Nederland, died Monday, December 12, 2022. He was born October 27, 1958, in Port Arthur, to Audrey Vernon DeVille and Otis Hebert. Steve is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Darlene Hebert, daughter, Chrystal Hope Lundy, his twin daughters Jessi Lee Hebert & Jodi Gabrielle Hebert (and fiancé Ashton Burkett), and step-daughter, Natalie Solonenko (and husband Sergei). He also leaves behind his grandsons, Aythen and Archer Lundy, and step-grandson, Gus Solonenko. He is survived also by his Mother, Audrey Hebert; his Siblings and their Spouses, Glenn & Cyndi Hebert, James & Linda Hebert, Carolyn Hanley, Debbie & Ryn Holland, and Dennis & Christi Hebert, along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in Death by his father, Otis Hebert, his brother, Wayne Hebert and his nephew Bryan Hebert. Steve was born in Port Arthur and was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas. He raised […]

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