Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland

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505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627, United States,
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Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland Obituaries

Eric Bailey, Jr.
December 6, 1944 - August 7, 2022

Eric Marvin Bailey, Jr., 77, of Nederland, died August 7, 2022, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, Groves. He was born December 6, 1944, in Beaumont, to Eron Willebee Burran Bailey and Eric Marvin Bailey, Sr. Eric was a United States Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot. Survivors include his nephew, Marcus Owen Phares; nieces, Debora Lynn Hansford, Cynthia Kay Phares, and Susan Elaine Abbey; great nieces, Kaycee Montana Botkin and Karlee Michelle Cooper; great nephews, Dakota Marcus Phares and Dalton Marcus Phares; great great nephews, Chandler Eli Cooper, Nolan Wayne Botkin, and Lucas Allen Botkin; and great great nieces, Presli Grace Cooper, Ella Michelle Cooper, and Suki Marie Phares. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Francis Bailey Phares. A gathering of Mr. Bailey’s family and friends will be 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Broussard’s, […]

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Linda Bradley-Garner
May 19, 1950 - July 31, 2022

Linda Bradley-Garner, 72, of Nederland, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born May 19, 1950, in Port Arthur, to Marie and Carl Bradley. Survivors include her children, Emily Carrier and Jonathan Janise of Vinton, Louisiana; grandchildren, Traylen Carrier, Taylor Carrier, Tinsley Carrier, and Aiden Janise; sister, Saundra Smith of Nederland; brothers, Joe Bradley and wife, Lizette of Bass Lake, New York and Randy Bradley and wife, Valetra of League City; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Chester “Chet” Garner. A gathering of Mrs. Garner’s family and friends will be 1:00 p.m., with her memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. […]

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Caleb Countryman
November 25, 1984 - July 28, 2022

Caleb Wayne Countryman, 37, of Port Arthur, died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born November 25, 1984, in Fort Worth, to Juana Hughes Countryman and Wayne Edwin Countryman. If one had the pleasure of knowing Caleb, one would know he was unique. In his best moments, he was a loving father, and his body housed a deep well of an intricate soul. He also had a special relationship with his grandfather. Along with his tenderness, he possessed a mind of incredible intellect, who in his spare time dabbled in astrophysics and computer programming for NASA. For leisure, he immersed himself in video games and computers. Although he is gone, he made a profound impact on those close to him, and he will remain forever within us. “There are men too gentle to live among wolves,” said James Kavanaugh, and Caleb […]

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Cody Marioneaux
November 3, 1991 - July 24, 2022

Cody Lee Marioneaux, 30, of Nederland, died Sunday, July 24, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born November 3, 1991, in Nederland, to Lydia Ann Benoit Marioneaux and Damon Kent Marioneaux, Sr. Cody was a United States Army veteran. He loved his job and coworkers with Jefferson County Correctional Facility as a part of the Gist Unit. Cody was an avid video game player and he cherished his son, Axel. Survivors include his parents, Lydia and Damon Marioneaux, Sr; son, Axel Wylde Marioneaux; and brothers, David Benoit, Damon Kent Marioneaux, Jr.; and Jody Lee Marioneaux. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ivan Benoit and Helen Louise Marioneaux. A gathering of Cody’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Memorial […]

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Connie Louise Redditt Eldred
April 17, 1951 - July 20, 2022

Connie Louise Redditt Eldred, 71, of Fannett, died Wednesday, July 20, 2022. She was born April 17, 1951, in Port Arthur, to Billie Jean and Turance Redditt. She was a long-time member of FUMC – Nederland. She loved all animals and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and cross stitching. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and Grandma Connie. Survivors include her husband of twenty-eight years, Tom Eldred, of Fannett; daughters, Charlene Nelson, of Fallon, Nevada, Rebecca Eldred, of Dallas, Texas, and Bethany Eldred, of Fannett; granddaughters, Megan Barnes and husband, Carl; Erin Salazar and husband, Tristen; and Haley Nelson; great-grandchildren, Lyncoln, Bentley, Peyton, and Cyrus; sister, Cheryl Redditt, of Atascosita; brother, Alexander Redditt, of Port Neches; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be extremely missed by her faithful canine companion, Rowdy James. She is preceded in death by her parents. A […]

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Christina Kathleen Tolbert
May 31, 1994 - July 20, 2022

Christina Kathleen Tolbert, 28, of Port Acres, died Wednesday, July 20, 2022. She was born May 31, 1994, in Beaumont, to Shanna and Scot Tolbert. Christina was very athletic and enjoyed playing softball and golfing. She had a feisty nature and was known for her intelligence and wit. She enjoyed her time working for the Zaban Paradies Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where she helped transition homeless couples into stable housing. She loved spending quality time with her friends and family. She will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend to many. Survivors include her father, Scot Tolbert, of Woodville; brother, Cameron Tolbert, of Port Acres; grandmothers, Myrna Morgan, of Port Acres, and Doris Shepherd Tolbert, of Woodville; uncles, Jerry Tolbert and wife, Anne, of Woodville and Lance Arnaud and wife, Holly, of Austin; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her […]

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Joyce Griggs
January 31, 1937 - July 19, 2022

Joyce Griggs, 85, of Nederland, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022. She was born January 31, 1937, in Lilbert, Texas, to Thelma and James Dennard. Joyce was an excellent cook and was known for her chicken and dumplings and banana pudding. She enjoyed driving around, tending her flower garden, and was a natural caregiver. She was an amazing Christian woman who loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much. Survivors include her daughters, Kim Soares and husband, Cody, Barbara Denzlinger and fiance, Kevin Resweber; grandchildren, Justin Jackson and wife, Kelly; Adam Jackson and wife, Michelle; Michael Mitchell and wife, Erica; Cory Mitchell and wife, Jennie; Logan Soares; Allison Kinney and husband, Damon; Hunter Denzlinger and wife, Marissa; and thirteen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Melinda Jackson; and brothers, J.O. Dennard and Max Emmett Dennard. A gathering of Ms. Griggs’ family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. […]

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Val Bridgeman
September 6, 1937 - July 19, 2022

Val Bridgeman, 84, of Fannett, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022.  She was born September 6, 1937, in Nederland, to Eva and Oto Abshire. Survivors include her son, Christopher “Yancy” Doguet and wife, Charlene, of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Jacqueline, Rachel, and John; great-grandchildren, Asher, Madison, Gracelyn, Beckham, Maveric, Porter, Ellie, and Izzie; sister, Jonnie Abshire, of Beaumont; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Perk Bridgeman; son, Nick Doguet; and sisters, Joyce and Sandy. Mrs. Bridgeman’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. A private family committal will be held at a later date.

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Thomas Zak
August 15, 1952 - July 18, 2022

Thomas Paul Zak, 69, of Nederland, died Monday, July 18, 2022. He was born August 15, 1952, in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, to Helen and Isadore Zak. Survivors include his wife, Felicia Zak; sons, Jay Zak and Justin Zak and wife, Holly; sister, Pamela Zak; brother, Joseph Zak; and grandchildren, Harper Zak, Harlow Zak, and Braylin Zak. He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Mr. Zak’s family and friends will be 9:30 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Freedom Christian Fellowship, 1413 Port Neches Avenue, Port Neches. His interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

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Florence Barbara Dungan
November 7, 1932 - July 17, 2022

Florence Barbara “Williams” Dungan, 89, of Nederland, died Sunday, July 17, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born November 7, 1932, in San Antonio. She enjoyed crocheting, working in her yard, dining out, and caring for her grandchildren. She faithfully attended annual family reunions in San Antonio. She will be greatly missed by her fifteen year old cat, “Baby,” and two new puppies, “Munchie” and “Finn.” Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Faulk and Kerry, and Cindy McCelvey and husband, Roger; grandchildren, Christine Stark and husband, Chase; Kelly Williams and wife, Stacie; Emily Faulk; Samuel Faulk; Shawn and wife, Tammy; Christopher; and Brent McCelvey; and great-grandchildren, Ashtyn; Camryn; Hudsyn; Lauren; Reece; Nolan; Jaime; Margot; Olive; and Emilie. She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Thomas Williams. Mrs. Dungan’s memorial service will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2022, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 2425 […]

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Nair M. Fairley
July 12, 1959 - July 17, 2022

Nair M. Fairley, 63, of Nederland, died Sunday, July 17, 2022. He was born July 12, 1959, in Opelousas, Louisiana, to Beverly and William Fairley. He enjoyed spending time at the Neches River, fishing, and watching the boats. He was always willing to help others in need, and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and pawpaw. Survivors include his wife of thirty-four years, Colleen Fairley, of Nederland; sons, Chris Usie, of Eunice, Louisiana, Nair Matthew Fairley II and wife, Christina, of Rayford, North Carolina, and Colby Whittington and wife, Miranda, of Mauriceville; daughter, Lacey Richard and husband, Chris, of Sulphur, Louisiana; fifteen grandchildren; sister, Joan Broussard, of Vidor; brothers, Kelly Fairley, of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Billy Fairley, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Shannon Fairley; and sister, Mona […]

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Bernice Adell Whitehead
May 7, 1923 - July 15, 2022

Bernice Adell Whitehead, 99, of Groves, died Friday, July 15, 2022. She was born May 7, 1923, in Wrightsboro, Texas, to Ester and John Smith. She was very industrious. When times got rough, she began making drapery, which hung in many Port Arthur homes, businesses, and historical buildings. As an Army wife, she lived in many locations. In younger years, she enjoyed dancing and playing “42.” In memory of Bernice, the family requests everyone to where something red. She loved her family, and was a very faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church, rarely ever missing a Sunday, or Wednesday night services. Survivors include her sons, Wayne Whitehead and wife, Wanda, of Nederland and David Whitehead and wife, Romie, of Groves; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Claude Whitehead, Sr.; son, Thomas Claude Whitehead, Jr.; daughter, […]

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Joyce Bourgeois
October 30, 1933 - July 12, 2022

Joyce Marie Bourgeois, 88, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at The Village at Gleannoch Farms, Spring. She was born October 30, 1933, in Pine Island, Louisiana, to Bessie LeDoux Bergeaux and Allen Bergeaux. Joyce was a faithful member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Nederland. She had many talents and loved to work with her hands. She was a self-taught portrait artist and sculptor, a seamstress, and had a green thumb. She was also a gourmet cook and was known to make the best Crème Brulee. Survivors include her children, Carolyn Pinney, of Baytown; Pamela DeKerlegand, of Groves; Barbara Khandaker and husband, Hossain, of Clear Lake; Thomas Bourgeois and wife, Debbie, of Castle Pines, Colorado; Jerome Bourgeois and wife, Laurie, of Arvada, Colorado; Susan Gaspard and husband, Bobby, of Tomball; John Bourgeois and wife, Alicia, of Fannett; and Benjamin Bourgeois and wife, Yan, of Austin; twenty-two grandchildren; […]

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Beverly Duplant
September 27, 1953 - July 10, 2022

Beverly Rose Duplant, 68, of Port Neches, Texas, went home to Heaven on Sunday, July 10, 2022, after extensive illness. She is in heavenly reunion with her mother and father, Rose Mary Hodges and Francis John Duplant; brother, Lloyd Allen Duplant; and two nephews. She is survived by her sister, Jo Ann Larson; children, Michael Ray Palmer and Tara Denise Pulliam-Alvarez; grandchildren, Christopher Byron Douglas; D’Lorah Zenna-Raye Smith; Charleston Kaid Smith; and Simona Rose Alvarez; great-granddaughter, Luna Renae Nadeau; a niece and two nephews; and the love of her life, Woodrow Pritchard. A gathering of Ms. Duplant’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Broussard’s. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Duplant were handled by Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Spencer Allen
June 11, 1992 - July 10, 2022

Spencer Raygon Allen, 30, of Groves, died Sunday, July 10, 2022. He was born June 11, 1992, in Port Arthur, to Nicole Lynne Belanger. Survivors include his parents, Nicole and Chad Belanger; sister, Jada Jagneaux and husband, Trace, all of Groves; brother, Blake Belanger and wife, Lauren, of Nederland; nephew, Malachi Brandin, of Groves; niece, Gracie Belanger, of Nederland; grandmothers, Karolyn McCarrell, Marian Allen, and Susan Belanger; aunts, Angie Harvey; Trudi Belanger; Patricia Belanger; Lee Lee Allen; Vicki Allen; Joyce Melancon; and Theresa Allen; and uncles, Cody McCarrell; David Allen; Mike Harvey; Clay Belanger; Corey Belanger; Richard Allen; and Justin Smith. He is preceded in death by his biological father, Brian Wayne Allen and grandfathers, Jerry Allen and Clayton Belanger. A gathering of Spencer’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be […]

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Alton Foxworth
March 2, 1945 - July 9, 2022

Alton Wayne Foxworth, 77, of Nederland, died Saturday, July 9, 2022. He was born March 2, 1945, in Beaumont, to Mary Beatrice Wagnon Foxworth and John W. Foxworth. Alton was a United States Army Reserve veteran. He retired from Pipefitters Local 211 after fifty-five years of service. Alton enjoyed playing Dominos, gardening, and playing guitar. He was quite the joke teller and a wonderful dancer. When Alton was younger, he loved fishing with his grandmother. That is likely what inspired him to be so involved with his own grandchildren. He cherished his time with each of them. Survivors include his wife, Martha Foxworth; children and step-children, Tammy Smith and husband, Jared; Troy Foxworth and wife, Crystal; Angel McCord and husband, Walter; Danny Credeur and wife, Melanie; and Michael Engle, all of Nederland; grandchildren, Jordan; Caitlyn; Dana; Shana; Brianna; Alyssa; Colby; Audrey; Ethan; Emilee; Logan; Holden; Cody; Braydon; Dawson; and Dennis; […]

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Mollie Richardson
November 27, 1928 - July 7, 2022

Mollie Vesta “Tot” Richardson, 93, of Nederland, died Thursday, July 7, 2022. She was born November 27, 1928, in San Augustine, to Eliza Jane Mitchell Eppes and Charles Wallace Eppes. Mollie retired from Kroger in Beaumont after thirty-four years of service. She was a dedicated employee that worked as cashier to manager and everything in between. Most of Mollie’s weekends and time off were spent at her beloved lake house on Toledo Bend which she and her family built. The lake house held so many memories and she passed it on to her grandchildren who still enjoy it and continue to make memories to this day. Mollie was an amazing cook. All the holidays were spent at her house surrounded by family. In her later years, she would spend most Sundays in front of the TV watching her Nascar. You did not want to bother her during race time! “Mom/Mimi, […]

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Gloria Mae Tomplait
June 4, 1928 - July 6, 2022

Gloria Mae Tomplait, age 94, of Groves, Texas, passed peacefully from this life, surrounded by her sons, on July 6, 2022. She was born June 4, 1928, in Port Arthur, Texas. Gloria was a member of Parkway Life Church of Lumberton, Texas and First United Methodist Church of Groves, Texas. She is survived by her half-brother, Kenneth Wolf, of Austin, Texas; four sons, Douglas Tomplait and his wife, Judy, of Lumberton, Texas; Doye Tomplait and his wife, Nancy, of Groves, Texas; Dallon Tomplait and his wife, Michelle, of Groves, Texas; and Drek Tomplait and his wife, Amanda, of Buffalo, Texas; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-nine years, Jack D. Tomplait, and her parents, Minnie Meyer and Herman Wolf. The family would like to extend a special thanks for the excellent care of our mother to Dr. John Badlissi and […]

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Joyce “Jeannine” Moore Liepke Walther
June 2, 1934 - July 5, 2022

Joyce “Jeannine” Moore Liepke Walther, 88, of Nederland, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. She was born June 2, 1934, in Houston, to Vannie Gay Pullen Moore and Lonzoe Voet Moore Jeannine attended Beaumont High School and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur. She was a proud alumna of the popular Melody Maids of Beaumont, where she played the bass violin.  She traveled various places with the Melody Maids, even making an appearance on Broadway in New York.  Jeannine also played the piano in her younger years. Jeannine married Glenn A. Liepke and together they raised their four children in Groves.  She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed crocheting and decorating and was always a step ahead in fashion and décor. Jeannine later married Dr. Charles D. Walther, and they made their home in Nederland. Together, they enjoyed sailing, travelling across the US and abroad, and collecting antiques […]

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Gene Hardy
November 29, 1936 - July 4, 2022

Gene Hardy, 85, of Port Arthur, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 4, 2022. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 29, 1936. He was the son of Leed and Eunice Hardy. He attended St. James Catholic School and graduated from Bishop Byrne High School in 1955. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Pinell Hardy in 1956, and were married 66 years. While raising their 6 children in Nederland, he was an active member of St. Charles Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Cursillo Movement, and the St. Charles ACTS Retreat. He began his career by becoming a member of Pipefitter’s Local 195. He worked in construction his entire career. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hardy, of Port Arthur, Texas; brother L.J. Hardy, of Nederland, Texas; daughters, Penny Work and husband, Billy, of Lumberton, Texas; Dana Huff […]

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Vicki Lynn Jacks
December 27, 1956 - July 2, 2022

Vicki Lynn Jacks, 65, of Port Arthur, passed peacefully surrounded by her children, Saturday, July 2, 2022. She was born December 27, 1956, to Barbara Lee and Charles Teddy Vincent and grew up in Port Acres. She was a dedicated and loving mother, sister, mother-in-law, friend, and most of all an amazing mawmaw. She was happiest at the lake, traveling with her family, visiting friends, enjoying a cold coke, and shopping. Vicki loved animals of all kinds and never missed the opportunity to stop and pet a passing dog. Survivors include her children, Jason Jacks and wife, Andrea, of Nederland, Bryan Jacks and wife, Danielle, of Denham Springs, Britni Brandin and husband, Brent, of Groves, grandkids, Taylor; Connor; Harper; Ellis; Easton; and Peyton; and siblings, Dona Vincent, of Bridge City, and Chuck Vincent, of Port Acres, and life long friends Lorelei and Robert Johnson. She is preceded in death by […]

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Charles “Chuck” Lambright
March 9, 1941 - June 23, 2022

Charles Lynn “Chuck” Lambright, 81, passed away June 23, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in 1941 in Port Arthur, Texas, to Willie T. and Avis Lambright. He served in the United States Navy as a machinist on submarines. He retired from Neches Butane after thirty years. Chuck is survived by his wife, Carole Palombo Lambright; children, Pamela Lambright Boudreaux and her husband, Joey, and their daughter, Kennedy; Mary Lambright Walden and her husband, T. Lynn; Charlie Lambright and his wife, Elaina; stepdaughters, Debbie Givens and her husband, Jerry; Lana Wagnon; and Cindy Miller; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Lambright; grandparents, George and Roxie Legg; and his first wife, Anne Lambright. Chuck was a Friend of Bill W. for over thirty-three years and helped countless men and women in our community for decades, especially those […]

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Marilyn Sue Allen
September 27, 1952 - June 18, 2022

Marilyn Sue Allen, 69, of Lumberton, died Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth. She was born September 27, 1952, in Beaumont, to Marie and Solon Myers. Marilyn was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family, shopping, and arts and crafts. Marilyn was a talented florist for many years and was known for her beautiful bows. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Larry. Marilyn had a fierce love for her children and grandchildren but above all else, her greatest love was for her savior, Jesus. Survivors include her husband of forty-nine years, Larry Allen; children, Aaron Allen and wife, Jamie, and April Trahan and husband, Justin; grandchildren, Andrew Allen, Rowan Trahan, and Ethan Trahan; and sister, Linda Trotman and husband, Russell. She is preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of Mrs. Allen’s family and friends will be […]

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Grace Evelyn Burrell
March 16, 1933 - June 16, 2022

Grace Evelyn Burrell, 89, of LaBelle, died Thursday, June 16, 2022. She was born March 16, 1933, to Rose and Frank LeBlue. Survivors include her son, Robert Reynolds and wife, Valarie; daughter, Bobbie Garcia; stepchildren, Bradley Burrell and Teri; Todd Burrell and wife, Janine; and Paige Pate; grandchildren, Brooke Lavender and husband, David; Amber Burke and husband, Jimmy; Jennifer Fletcher Hartwick and husband, Mike; Jake Reynolds and wife, Orianna; Cory Burrell and wife, Meagan; Jeremy Burrell and wife, Shelly; Kelsey; Ryan; Jordan; Josh; and brother, Vernon LeBlue and wife, Sharon. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James “Jack” Burrell; daughter, Sandy Watson; brothers, Frank LeBlue, Jr. and James LeBlue; and sisters, Gladys Taylor and Dorothy Mouton. A gathering of Mrs. Burrell’s family and friends will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, with a graveside service to follow at 10:00 a.m., […]

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Taylor Bandsma
September 28, 1995 - June 14, 2022

Daniel “Taylor” Bandsma, 26, of Groves, died Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth. He was born September 28, 1995, in Beaumont, to Penny Malone Loncon and Paul Spencer Bandsma II. Taylor was an energetic, loving, loyal, and strong old soul. He loved his family with every fiber in his being. He endured many battles along his life’s journey. Taylor was a faithful and loyal partner, father, and friend. He was always willing to help when called. He worked tirelessly to provide and care for MaryAnn, Avery, and soon to be here, Baby Bandsma. Taylor enjoyed spending time with his friends. He enjoyed beating them at their weekly poker game and he loved fishing as well. Taylor’s laugh and infection smile could brighten anyone’s day. He loved making people smile and laugh so much that he was called “Cheeks” on the job. Taylor had a love […]

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Eloise Dumesnil Willey
October 8, 1924 - June 14, 2022

Eloise Dumesnil Willey passed away June 14, 2022, at the age of 97, at her residence in Nederland, Texas. She was born October 8, 1924, on Williams Street, previously called Wilhelmina Street and now known as North 14th Street in Nederland. Her parents were Dennis C. and Laura Eola (Langham) Dumesnil. She was born in her parent’s home and she and her husband built their home six houses down after he returned from the war. Eloise was the last surviving granddaughter of Thomas B. Langham (Langham Elementary) who in 1907 drove has cattle to have them swim across the Neches River to begin his family legacy in Nederland. Eloise married the love of her life, James M. Willey, Jr., on May 24, 1940. She co-owned the Powder Puff Beauty Shop on North 12th Street for many years. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of […]

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Kim Teague
June 15, 1954 - June 12, 2022

Kim Rodney Teague, 67, of LaBelle, died Sunday, June 12, 2022. He was born June 15, 1954, in Port Arthur, to Lee Pearl Breaux Teague and Lewis Everett Teague. Kim enjoyed music and loved to play guitar. He also enjoyed watching sports especially car racing. Kim had a knack for working on anything mechanical. Above all else, he cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and family. Survivors include his wife, Debra Tague, of LaBelle; son, Kyle Teague and wife, Angela, of Port Acres; brothers, David Teague and wife, Teresa, of Groves and John D. Teague and wife, Dawn, of Port Acres; grandsons, Chandler Cormier, Kade Teague, and Everett Teague; cousin, Debra LaLonde, of Port Acres; mother-in-law, Lily Ballard, of Port Acres; best friends, Don Ross and Billy Ray Leger; and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Blake […]

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Melinda Kay Martin
February 20, 1947 - June 9, 2022

Melinda Kay Martin, 75, of Port Arthur, was received into Heaven Thursday, June 9, 2022. She was born February 20, 1947, to Mary Helen and Paul Willard Davidson. Melinda often expressed beautiful memories and stories from her life and childhood with vivid detail. She loved her family deeply. She was a supportive and loving wife for fifty-three years to her sweetheart, Randy. Her children, Lorie and Matthew were blessed to have a mother that prayed over them daily with fierce endurance extending grace, forgiveness, and mercies to them generously. Melinda’s powerful prayers, spiritual wisdom and faith filled guidance will impact generations to come as they glean from her life’s example. She was a teacher of many subjects but most importantly she was a teacher of the word of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She had a passion for all beautiful things. Melinda was unconventional in her creativity and decorating, […]

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Jeffry Landry
April 16, 1967 - June 6, 2022

Jeffry P. “Jeff” Landry, 55, a native of Nederland, Texas, passed away June 6, 2022, at Resolute Health Hospital of New Braunfels. He was born April 16, 1967, to Patricia and Joseph Landry. Jeff graduated from Nederland High School in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lamar University. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha where he received the Outstanding Service Award in 1987. Jeff was a proud Eagle Scout and worked for the Boy Scouts of America at East Texas Area Council in Tyler, Texas; Three Rivers Council in Beaumont, Texas; Calcasieu Area Council in Lake Charles, Louisiana for several years; and then the New Orleans Area Council for five years. Jeff later moved to Houston, Texas and married his dream girl, Lisa “Dubba” Hanks. He worked as a DJ and MC for over thirty years as the owner of JPL Entertainment. Jeff was an […]

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Donna Orta
May 22, 1959 - June 1, 2022

Donna Marie Orta, 63, of Nederland, died Wednesday, June 1, 2022. She was born May 22, 1959, in Beaumont, to Sandra Sue Reynolds Griffin and Graham Carter Griffin. Donna enjoyed camping, spending time at the beach, and making memories with her family and friends. She was known to be a great cook! Survivors include her father, Graham Griffin, of Lumberton; husband, Gus Orta; children, Chelsea and Cody Orta; grandchildren, Austin and Aubree “Coco” Sassine, all of Nederland; sister, Peggy Cothern and husband, Fairley, of Vidor; sister-in-law, Gwinda Griffin, of Lumberton; nieces, Kendra Griffin; Kaitlyn Griffin; Klaire Griffin; Kalie Guillory; and Tina Moss and husband, Kent; and great-nieces and a nephew. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Griffin and brother, Ken Griffin. A gathering of Mrs. Orta’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Broussard’s, […]

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