Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland


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Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland Obituaries

Elaine Way
December 11, 1948 - November 29, 2022

Elaine Mary Way, 73, of Nederland, Texas died Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Cascades Skilled Nursing Facility Port Arthur, Texas.  She was born on December 11, 1948, in Cold Spring, New York to Elaine Mary Sylvester Percacciolo and Angelo W. Percacciolo. Elaine graduated from Lady Cliff Academy in Lake Mohegan, New York in 1966 and attended Pace College in Westchester, New York.  She and her husband resided in Beacon, New York for many years before moving to Texas.  Elaine worked for H & R Block for several years, and thoroughly enjoyed working with her clients. Her quick wit, sense of humor, and extensive knowledge of income tax put people at ease. Hardworking and tender hearted, headstrong and intelligent—Elaine was smart, honest, and determined to do whatever she set her mind on—and incredibly strong willed.  At the same time, she was always a listening ear and willing to hear both sides […]

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Joyce Bowden
December 14, 1932 - November 26, 2022

Joyce Anne Bowden, 89, of Groves, died Saturday, November 26, 2022. She was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, to Roselma Brashear Stuble and E. Struble. Joyce spent many years devoting her time to her community prior to becoming a homemaker. She worked for the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce for twenty-four years, was a member of the Women Gold League, and she taught driver’s education. Joyce also owned her own staffing service. Above all else, she enjoyed every moment spent and memory made with her family, especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her sons, Thomas D. Bowden of Groves and Kevin A. Bowden and wife, Linda, of Nederland; daughters, Verna J. Mosby of Warren and Barbara A. English and husband, Chris, of Houston; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of sixty-nine years, Roy Bowden; and brothers, Jimmy and Edgar Stuble. A graveside […]

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Betty Jean Baggs Clopton
July 22, 1933 - November 19, 2022

Betty Baggs Clopton, 89, of Port Neches, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 19, 2022. Born July 22, 1933, to Homer and Mildred Baggs, she grew up in the El Vista addition of Port Acres until she graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School, Class of 1952. She married the love of her life, Dave L. Clopton Sr., and spent the next 55 years with him until his passing in 2007. Betty loved everyone she came in contact with, but she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ the most, and shared HIS love at any opportunity she had. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children, Dan Clopton and wife, Lorynda; Bill Clopton, Sr.; and D.L. Clopton, Jr. and wife, Rosanna; nine grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dave Lee Clopton, Sr.; and three […]

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Mattie Sue King
April 10, 1923 - November 19, 2022

Mattie Sue King, 99, of Groves, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, in Port Arthur.   She left behind a host of family and friends that will daily miss her loving presence, wisdom, and quick wit. Sue was born on April 10, 1923, in Burnett, Texas, to Thomas Byrd Griffin and Jeanita Ruth (Cure) Griffin.  While she was still young, their family moved to Warren, Texas, and started a small farm.   Mattie Sue was one of eight children and learned at an early age the value of hard work.  By the age of ten, she was able to cook family meals, sew, clean, work in the fields, and care for her younger siblings. Tragically, she lost two of her younger siblings, J.B. and Nita Ruth, when they were only two and three.  She learned to cope with […]

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Joseph “Joe” Clayton
June 30, 1950 - November 15, 2022

Joseph “Joe” Earl Clayton, 72, of Nederland, died Tuesday, November 15, 2022. He was born June 30, 1950, in Port Arthur, to Margie Lucille Pennington Clayton and John McBride Clayton. Joe retired from Valero as a pipefitter after forty years of service. He devoted much of his time coaching youth baseball, football, and softball. Joe was an active member of his community and was a member of Knights of Columbus and a past Grand Knight. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, and Papa Joe and for his servant’s heart. Survivors include his children, Brian Clayton and wife, Heather, of Mauriceville and Mandy Clayton of Nederland; grandchildren, Ryan Davenport; Kalea, Megan, Hannah, and Kannon Clayton; and Katie and Ryan Litynesky; furbaby, Max; grand-furbaby, Finley Grace; brothers, Mark Clayton and wife, Janice, of Nederland; Jimmy Clayton and wife, Susie, of McDade; and Don Clayton and wife, Rhonda, of […]

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Sandra Witt
July 28, 1959 - November 14, 2022

Sandra Elizabeth Witt, 63, of Beaumont, died Monday, November 14, 2022. She was born July 28, 1959, in Nederland, to Sable Julianna Thibodeaux Miller and Sydney Luke Miller. Sandra was a Southeast Texas business owner of numerous night clubs and tattoo parlors. She enjoyed visiting the beach and casinos and loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys play. Above all else, she cherished time spent with her grandson, Phillip. Survivors include her husband, Philip “Red” Witt II; children, Carolyn Elizabeth “Pinky” Witt and Toni Dawn Witt, all of Beaumont; grandson, Phillip Joseph Darby, Jr.; sisters, Cheryl Kay Kendrick and Cindy Marie Mason, both of Nederland; brother, Sydney Luke Miller, Jr. and wife, Sue, of Port Acres; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Kenneth, John Glenn, David, and Tommy Miller. A gathering of Mrs. Witt’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until […]

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Charles Williams
December 10, 1956 - November 14, 2022

Charles Pratt Williams, 65, of Nederland, passed away Monday, November 14, 2022, after a brief stay in the hospital. He was born December 10, 1956, in Beaumont, to Mary Eugenia Pratt Williams and Clifford Odell Williams. Charles lived his life in Nederland and was affectionately referred to as “Charley” or “Chuck” by some. Charles was diagnosed a diabetic at the age of eight and defied the odds of life expectancy. He fought to not let the disease limit his life experiences. He graduated from Nederland High School in 1975 where he met lifelong friends who were there with him throughout his life’s journey.  Charles earned a bachelor’s degree from Lamar University in Accounting and later received his CPA certification.  Charles had a thirst for knowledge as evidenced by his continuing education throughout his life and earning his associate’s degree from Lamar at age fifty. Charles was a man with simple […]

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Yvonne Ryan
April 5, 1962 - November 13, 2022

Yvonne Marie Ryan, 60, of Port Neches, formerly of Jupiter, Florida, died Sunday, November 13, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born April 5, 1962, in Port Arthur, to Rose Elaine Theriot and Jerry Delbert Woodard. Yvonne enjoyed art, painting, and gardening. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed swimming, playing Billiards, and thrift shopping. Yvonne had a special place in her heart for her pets and cherished her family. Survivors include her mother, Rose Elain Savoy of Port Neches; sons, Patrick Ryan and wife, Celina and Nick Ryan and partner, Frank Mahle, all of Jupiter, Florida; grandchildren, Xavier Ryan, Declan Ryan, and Shealynn Ryan; sisters, Jonna Cook of Port Neches and Jerri Wright of Sunderlan, Canada; companion, Eddie Cherry of Nederland; stepchildren, Jessica Dicken and Zack Cherry; and step grandson, Jude Cherry. She is preceded in death by her stepfather, E.J. Savoy. Cremation arrangements for […]

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Norma Touchstone
September 7, 1930 - November 12, 2022

Norma Lee Touchstone, 92, of Port Arthur, died Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Symphony of Wimberly in Wimberly, Texas. She was born September 7, 1930, in Dayton, Texas, to Francis Suarez Frugé and Ollie Frugé. Norma enjoyed reading, designing homes, and spending time at the beach. She also loved to travel but above all else, she cherished memories made with her grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Gary W. Touchstone and wife, Kim, of Port Arthur; Darryl Touchstone and wife, Mary, of Spring Branch; Bryan Touchstone and husband, Doug, of Virginia; and Kimberly White and husband, Lloyd, of Bedford; ten grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry Touchstone; son, David Touchstone; and three sisters. A gathering of Mrs. Touchstone’s family and friends will be 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her graveside service will […]

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Felix Ramirez
May 30, 1942 - November 12, 2022

Felix Robert Ramirez, Sr. of Nederland, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the age of 80, surrounded by his family.  Felix was born on May 30, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas to Genovello Ramirez and Basilia Martinez Ramirez. Felix graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960 and served in the United States Army Reserves for several years.  Felix met the love of his life, Oliva Gutierrez Ramirez, whom he married on March 16, 1963. Felix and Olivia made their home in Nederland, Texas.  They were blessed with three beautiful children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Felix and Olivia were lifelong members of Our Lady of Guadalupe and influential in raising the funds for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe which was completed and blessed by Pope John Paul in May of 1990. They also loved to travel. One extra special trip for them was their […]

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Eddy Brammer, Sr.
October 28, 1957 - November 4, 2022

Eddy Brammer, Sr. passed away on November 4, 2022, at his home in Nederland, Texas, where he spent his final days surrounded by family and friends. Born on October 28, 1957, in Port Arthur, Texas, Eddy was a lifelong resident of Nederland and spent his early years playing sports, hunting and fishing on the Neches River, in Hondo, Junction, Lampasas, Topanas, Ivanhoe and Toledo, learning construction from Paw Paw Frugé and running away to his grandparents’ house to enjoy his Maw Maw’s cooking, which he loved. After graduating from Nederland High School in 1976, Eddy and Paw Paw Frugé formed Frugé Brammer Construction. Soon after, Eddy gave up his pink Harley with purple flames when he learned he was going to be a dad and married Sandra Mallet. During these years, Eddy enjoyed building his business, having friends over to their home, hunting in Colorado, fishing any chance he could, […]

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Loretta Young
October 31, 1933 - November 4, 2022

Loretta Young, 89, of Groves, passed away peacefully Friday, November 4, 2022. She was born October 31, 1933, in Port Arthur, to Mildred and John W. Carlquist. Loretta was a lifelong area resident, attended school in Port Arthur and married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth, in Lakeview Methodist Church, Port Arthur. She and her husband, as longtime members of First United Methodist Church of Groves, raised their family in the church, and she enjoyed her time singing in the choir. Although she would identify first as a homemaker, she retired from Southern Union Gas Company in 1988. She loved all things for the kitchen and enjoyed gardening, and she was no stranger to electronic and digital technology. Most of all she loved baking and made many birthday cakes for family and friends. She was a Hallmark channel movie enthusiast and a devoted viewer and patron of the QVC shopping channel. […]

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Marline C. Toler
August 29, 1934 - November 4, 2022

Marline Calcote Toler, 88, of Nederland, died Friday, November 4, 2022.  She was born August 29, 1934, in Bunkie, Louisiana to Ada Mae and Foster Albert Calcote. Marline’s life mission was to spread the Word of Jesus.  She ministered to others telling of the times she was healed by her faith and led a prayer group in her home for many years.  She also provided Christian counseling on the crisis hotline for the Community Care Prayer Outreach Center.   Marline was a long-standing member of the United Methodist Temple in Port Arthur and later in life transferred her membership to the First Methodist Church in Nederland.  Marline began her career as a schoolteacher and then became the head librarian at the Port Arthur Public Library.  She was also an area manager for the 1980 United States Census.  Marline was deeply loved by her family taking on the roles of mother and […]

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Michael Candiloro
November 24, 1961 - November 2, 2022

Michael Anthony Candiloro, DC of Groves, Texas was born on November 24, 1961, in Turin, Italy. He passed away on All Souls Day, November 2, 2022. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Anthony Candiloro, Jr. and Marguerite Virginia Carlino Candiloro, as well as his sisters Carmen Candiloro and Teresita Ojeda Sabellico. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lana Marie LoCascio Candiloro, his son, Matthew Andrew Candiloro and Hailey Haines, all of Groves, Texas. Mercedes Moschella Candiloro Ardoin and her husband Mathew Abel Ardoin, and his granddaughter, Liliana Catherine Ardoin all of Lafayette, Louisiana. He is also survived by his brother, Frank Candiloro and sister-in- law Helen Candiloro of Hineston, Louisiana and Gabriel Ojeda of Knoxville, Tennessee and one sister, Mia Angela Candiloro-Lamkin of Boyce, Louisiana. Michael is survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins. Michael graduated from Rapides High School in […]

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Gilda Wilson
May 13, 1936 - November 1, 2022

Gilda O. Wilson, 86, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, November 1, 2022. She was born May 13, 1936, in Tylertown, Mississippi, to Lena Mae Thornhill and Wilton O’Quin. Gilda retired in 2008 after forty-nine years as an LVN. She loved to volunteer at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur after retirement. She had a faithful fellowship at Ridgewood Baptist Church. The Houston Astros were Gilda’s favorite team and she loved to watch them play. One of her last wishes was to watch them enter the World Series. She also loved to listen to Christian music, spend time with her family, and gardening. Gilda truly had a wonderful life, and she enjoyed every moment. Gilda will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a warm and caring person whose kind heart always shined, and she will be missed forever. Survivors include her children, Timothy Wilson […]

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Doretha “D.D.” Toler
September 24, 1931 - November 1, 2022

Doretha Diane “D.D.” Toler, 91, of Nederland, died Tuesday, November 1, 2022. She was born September 24, 1931, in Beaumont, to Elizabeth Alice Branch Thompson and Herbert Chester Thompson. Survivors include her children, Linda Herring and husband, Bill, of Vivian, Louisiana; Valorie Casey of Webster; Paula Cunningham of Boerne; Karen Mullins and husband, Keith, of Buna; Johnny Bruton and wife, Debbie, of Shreveport, Louisiana; James T. Toler III and wife, Traci, of Richmond; Michael Toler and wife, Casandra, of Rockwall; and Scott Toler and wife, Angelique, of College Station; twenty-two granchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of sixty-two years, James Thomas Toler, Jr.; daughter, Christy Benton; great-granddaughter, Kate Nyert; and eight siblings. A gathering of Mrs. Toler’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service […]

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Douglas David, Sr.
August 13, 1929 - October 31, 2022

Douglas David, Sr., 93, of Portsmouth, Virginia, formerly of Groves, Texas, died Monday, October 31, 2022. He was born August 13, 1929, in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, to Pauline Mire David and Oday David. Douglas was a World War II-era United States Navy veteran having served aboard USS SLATER (DE 766). He worked at Texaco Case and Package Division, “Texaco Island”, for thirty-three years prior to his service as a custodian at Groves Middle School until he retired in 1992. Douglas and Ruth moved to Portsmouth, Virginia after retirement to be near family. He and Ruth enjoyed traveling but their favorite pastime was spoiling grandchildren. Survivors include his children, Douglas David, Jr. and wife Carla and Priscilla Ann Hayes and husband, William, both of Portsmouth, Virginia; grandchildren, Nicole David Page; Joy David McCarty; William David Hayes; and Brett Carl Hayes; and great-grandchildren, Evelyn Hope McCarty and Joshua David Page He is […]

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Enola James
December 8, 1926 - October 27, 2022

Enola Schexnayder James, 95, of Nederland, died Thursday, October 27, 2022. She was born December 8, 1926, in Welcome, Louisiana, to Aimee and Walter Schexnayder. Enola met Francis in 1937 when the James family moved from the Dominican Republic to the Louisiana west bank River Road to start up the Salsburg Sugar Refinery. Enola’s family lived on a farm on the west bank where her father was a rice and sugar cane planter. Enola and Francis attended school together and graduated from St. James High School in 1945. After high school, Enola attended South Louisiana Institute, completing a secretarial skills program. She moved to New Orleans where she lived with her sister, Alice, and worked. When Francis returned home after eighteen months in the United States Army, he and Enola courted, became engaged, and were married September 4, 1948. Enola then worked as a secretary in the Baton Rouge state […]

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Bob Hay
June 12, 1931 - October 24, 2022

Bob Hay, 91, of Port Arthur, died Monday, October 24, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born June 12, 1931, in Montreal, Canada, to Louise Ruffet Hay and George Bertram Hay. Survivors include his children, Rick Hay and wife, Claudia, of Springfield, Ohio; Mark Hay and wife, Paige, of Carrollton, Ohio; and Cindy Torrans and husband, Allen, of Nederland; grandchildren, Eric Ziegler and wife, Shelly, of Humble; Jessica Torrans of Ammon, Idaho; and Dakota Moss and husband, Matt, of Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Kaden and Alexis Ziegler, Avery and Penny Brizzee, and Emersyn Moss. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Dolores Olive Babcock Hay. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Hay will be handled through Broussard’s, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Pamela Cain
October 3, 1954 - October 20, 2022

Pamela Yvonne Cain, 68, of Beaumont, died Thursday, October 20, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born October 3, 1954, in Dexter, Missouri, to Royce Edna Ham Alford and Marion L. Alford. Survivors include her son, Tony Williamson and wife, Casey, of Lumberton; stepdaughter, Tiffany Cain; grandchildren, Seth Williamson, Christopher Wagner, and Addison Williamson; great-grandchildren, Natalye and Kolt Williamson; sister, Sharon Ward; and nieces and nephew, Dawn Havard, Tara Cook, Rodney Alford, Jr., and Monica Hare. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Cain; and brother, Rodney Alford. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Cain will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Richard Carrick
July 7, 1941 - October 19, 2022

Richard Steward Carrick, 81, of Nederland, died Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born July 7, 1941, in Ontario, Canada, to Emma Louise Housler and Thomas William Carrick. Survivors include his nephews, Mark Kaulfus and wife, Jane; Paul Kaulfus; Dan Kaulfus; Chris Kaulfus and wife, Judy; and Scott Watkins and wife, Judi; grandnephews and niece, Clint Kaulfus; Jeremy Kaulfus and wife, Kristy; and Meagan Kaulfus Bolin and husband, Matt; great-grandnephew and niece, Dexter Kaulfus and Aria Kaulfus; and half-sister, Margaret Fitzgerald. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Butch Carrick; and sisters, Thomasina Watkins and Anna Kaulfus. Mr. Carrick’s graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday October 24, 2022, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway, Groves, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Carrick may be made to […]

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Audrey Marie Foreman
August 24, 1929 - October 18, 2022

Audrey Marie Foreman, 93, of Nederland, died Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Christus Hospital Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on August 24, 1929, to Ardelia Geoffrey and Horace Paul Girouard, in Port Arthur. Survivors include her daughters, Terry Schroeder and her husband, Don, of Spring; Kay White and her husband, Greg, of Nederland; Alexa Roork and her husband, David, of Sour Lake; Diana Alvis and her husband, Randy, of Vidor; and Darlie Molina and her husband, David, of Fannett; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Leon P. Girouard and his wife, Juanita, of Nederland; niece, Sabrina King; and nephew, Troy Jones. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alex Foreman; brother, Murphy Dugas; sister, Rhona Dore; and grandson, David Foreman Molina. The family would like to thank Adaluz Lacayo for her love and support. A gathering of Mrs. Foreman’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with […]

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Raymond Broussard
August 1, 1952 - October 15, 2022

Raymond Joseph Broussard, 70, of Beaumont, died Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Cascades at Port Arthur. He was born August 1, 1952, in Port Arthur, to Josephine Leone and Jack Broussard. Raymond was  very active and loved running and staying fit. He enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing, golfing, and strolling the beach. He also had a passion for music. Survivors include his children, Carrie DeLea Broussard of Houston and Ryan Christopher Broussard and wife, Pam, of Beaumont; step granddaughter, Madison Barbosa; sister, Linda Nunez and husband, Tony, of Port Arthur; and brother, Roland Broussard and Gene Serra, of Miami, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Christy Palmer; and brother, Ronald “Bruce” Broussard. A gathering of Mr. Broussard’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will […]

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Clyde “Bob” East
November 30, 1933 - October 15, 2022

Clyde “Bob” East, 88, of Nederland, died Saturday, October 15, 2022. He was born November 30, 1933, in Rockwood, Tennessee to Hope Price East and Clyde Charles East, Sr. Clyde grew up in Rockwood, Tennessee. He joined the United States Air Force after graduating from high school and was stationed at Carswell Airforce Base in Fort Worth, Texas. It was in Carswell that he met his future wife, Brooksie Collier, at a YWCA sponsored dance on base. It was love at first sight and six months later, they eloped. Clyde and Brooksie remained devoted to each other for sixty-two years until she passed away in 2019. After Clyde’s four-year stint in the United States Air Force, he and Brooksie moved to Port Arthur and began their family and his thirty-three-year career with the United States Government at the Department of Defense. His area of responsibility was the Gulf Coast from […]

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Sammie Jean Wallace
September 7, 1937 - October 7, 2022

Sammie Jean Wallace, 85, of Nederland, died Friday, October 7, 2022, at Brookdale Dowlen Oaks. She was born September 7, 1937, in Goose Creek, to Hallie and James Lay. Sammie loved her house plants, playing the piano, and traveling. Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Wallace; daughters, Roxanne Wallace and Jana Turner; grandchildren, Hannah Turner, Hailey Turner, and Bethany Porterie; and great grandchild, Ayda Guadarrama-Turner. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Russell “Rusty” Wallace; sisters, Jimmie Swensen and Betty Jo Young; and grandson, Joseph “Joey” Whitman. A gathering of Mrs. Wallace’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

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Walter Rodney Welch, Jr.
October 24, 1942 - October 7, 2022

Walter Rodney Welch, Jr., 79, of Port Arthur, died unexpectedly Friday, October 7, 2022. “Lil Rodney”, as he was known to family or “Teflon”, to his workmates, was born October 24, 1942, in Port Arthur, to Rodney, Sr. and Laverne Welch. Rodney graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 1960. He began his professional career at Texaco where he worked until his retirement in 2000. He met his wife, Phyllis Ann Stenmark, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and they were married May 28, 1964. Rodney and Phyllis welcomed their children, Mark Todd in March 1966, Nathan Troy in February 1972, and Jahsalyn Tara in April 1978. Rodney was a loving husband and father and was known to NEVER meet a stranger. He was an early morning riser who woke up singing and had to have his coffee. He enjoyed tinkering outside and buying and trading on swap shop. […]

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Harriel Whitehead
July 11, 1938 - October 6, 2022

Harriel Eugene Whitehead, 84, of Beaumont, died Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. He was born July 11, 1938, in Bonifay, Florida, to Mary Alice Smith Whitehead and Floyd Alton Whitehead. Survivors include his children, Sharlene Williams and Deanna Whitehead; grandchildren, Lila, Blake, and Zack Williams; great-grandchildren, Hayleigh and David Ratcliff, Madison and Zelena Williams, and Alexandria and Alexis Messer; sister, Reverend Joe Pitts; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of forty-eight years, Lovie Whitehead; son, Mark Whitehead; brothers, Robert Earl Whitehead and Edwin Whitehead; and sister, Edith Moore. A gathering of Mr. Whitehead’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s […]

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Jerry McNeill
March 28, 1931 - October 5, 2022

Jerry H. McNeill, 91, lifelong resident of Nederland, died Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born March 28, 1931, and was the retired owner of McNeill Insurance Agency, Nederland. Jerry attended Lon Morris Junior College, Jacksonville and returned to Nederland where he was an active and devoted member of his community during his lifetime. He served as Nederland’s first volunteer Civil Defense Director, now known as Emergency Management, for forty-two years. Jerry was also active in the former Gulf Coast Civil Defense Association, a charter member and past president of the Mid-County Noon Optimist Club, and a life-long member of First United Methodist Church, Nederland. Survivors include his brother, Jack G. McNeill and wife, Kelly, of Houston; children, Anna C. McNeill and Jim McNeill of Nederland; granddaughters, Ashley McNeill of Nederland and Morgan Sauceda and husband, Jonhy, of Orange; grandson, Jordan […]

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Morgan Brooks
October 3, 1987 - October 3, 2022

Morgan Lee Brooks, 35, of Nederland, died Monday, October 3, 2022. She was born October 3, 1987, in Nederland, to Jodie Lea McLaurin and Lowell David Rogers. She is survived by her parents, Lowell Rogers and wife, Beth, of Beaumont and Jodie Rogers of Port Neches; sons, Tracen Parsley and Tallen Rogers; maternal grandparents, Sue Parsley and husband, David, of Nederland and LeRoy McLaurin and wife, Phyllis, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Donald Rogers of Nederland; siblings, Heather Nichols; Ryan Rogers; Abigail Rogers; and Nathan Smith; and her husband, John Brooks of Newton. A gathering of Morgan’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Bradford Freeman
July 23, 1929 - September 27, 2022

Bradford Earl “Brad” Freeman, 93, of Nederland, went to his eternal home on September 27, 2022. He was born July 23, 1929, at home in a sawmill camp near Fred, Texas to Dula Denby Freeman and Thomas Lee Freeman. Brad was a United States Army veteran having served from 1951 until 1956. He married the love of his life, Joy Laird Freeman, in 1953 and they were happily married for fifty-seven years. In 1988, Brad retired from Unocal refinery after thirty-five years of service. Brad was a devoted follower of Christ and a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church, Nederland. He enjoyed taking vacations with his family, spending time at the lake and fishing, and playing dominos. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Estes and husband, Doug, of Nederland; Janet Swearingen and husband, Steve, of Silsbee; and Wanda Lovelady and husband, Michael, of Nederland; grandchildren, Jennifer Tucker and husband, […]

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