Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie


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Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie Obituaries

Betty Lou Emenhiser
February 26, 1944 - September 21, 2023

Betty Lou Emenhiser, 79, of Winnie, died Thursday, September 21, 2023. She was born February 26, 1944, in Buna, to Dollie Mae and Orbalee D. Harris Betty is survived by her children, Glenn Emenhiser, Jerry Emenhiser, and Linda Crowton and her husband, Kenny; granddaughter, Samantha Crowton; sisters, Wanda Cates and her husband, Arnold, and Linda McCroskey and her husband, Roy Gene; brothers, Roger Harris and R.V. Harris and his, wife, Pat. She is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Gerald Emenhiser; brothers, Huey, and James Harris; and sister, Effie Moss. A graveside service for Ms. Betty Lou will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 25, 2023, at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie, under the direction of Broussard’s 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.  

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Dennis Scott Meloncon
December 11, 1966 - September 18, 2023

Dennis Scott Meloncon, 56, of Hamshire, died Monday, September 18, 2023. He was born December 11, 1966, in Port Arthur, to Sandra and Joe Meloncon. Dennis worked for over thirty years at the Beaumont Enterprise a job he truly loved. He was able to see the news firsthand and follow his obsession with all things sports. As an avid sports fan with a phenomenal memory, there was never a trivia question he couldn’t answer. He held a special affinity and fandom for the Houston Astros, Dallas Cowboys, and Texas Longhorns football. He loved to play pool and was a long time APA player in the greater Beaumont area, and most recently, he captained a team, Dazed and Confused, which for all those who knew him was a remarkably apt name.  He will be most remembered for his steadfast commitment to a simple and joyful life comprised of small pleasures and […]

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Dorothy Lucia Bouley
August 5, 1936 - September 12, 2023

Dorothy Lucia Bouley, 87, of Winnie, died Tuesday, September 12, 2023. She was born on August 5, 1936, in Kaplan, Louisiana, to O’Neil Joseph Abshire and Nola Marie Cormier. Survivors include daughters, Margarette Bouley of Winnie, and Jeanette L. Ellis – Bouley of New Braunfels; grandsons, Jessie L. Ellis of Mauriceville, and Donald O. Bouley, of Winnie; granddaughters, Regina Bouley – Sweeten and her husband, David, of Portales, New Mexico, Nicole Bouley – Ford and her husband, Will, of Seattle, Washington, and Daphne Bouley – Nix and her husband, Billy, of Germany; greatgrandchildren, Cristal Ellis and her husband, Ray, of San Francisco, Celia Ellis of Madison, Alabama, Kameron Ellis, of Nederland, Ethan Ellis of Bridge City, Lilly Sweeten of Portales, Billy and Danielle Ford of Seattle, and Daisy Bouley of Galveston; step greatgrandchildren, Harmony Walton, Jasmine Walton, and April Perko; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other […]

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Robert Wayne Langston
April 13, 1961 - September 4, 2023

Robert Wayne Langston, 62, of Winnie, died Monday, September 4, 2023. He was born April 13, 1961, to Bobby Gene Langston and Stella Annette Frazier. He enjoyed fishing, going to the renaissance festival, and listening to country music. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his mother; daughters, Carolyn Moore and Desiree Langston of Lumberton; sister, Lisa Langston of Winnie; nephew, Brandon Langston; and numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his father and his son, Cameron Langston. A gathering of Mr. Langston’s family and friends will begin at 12:30 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 9, 2023. His interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. Memorial contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486.

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Howard Gene Hall, Sr.
January 15, 1942 - September 2, 2023

Howard Gene Hall, Sr., 81, of High Island, died Saturday, September 2, 2023. He was born on January 15, 1942, in Newton, to Herman Harold Hall and Ann Azelle Crane. Howard enjoyed hunting, fishing, arguing politics, and playing practical jokes on friends and family. He was a very dedicated Deacon at the First United Pentecostal – High Island. He will forever remain a loving husband, father, and big pawpaw. Survivors include his sons, Howard Gene Hall, Jr. and his wife, Diana, of Winnie and Trey Hall and his wife, Heather, of Conroe; daughter, Selina Hall and her boyfriend, Paul Bobino, of High Island; brother, Herman Hall and his wife, Barbara, of Silsbee; sister, Merlene Johnson of Fred; grandchildren, Rachael Coon and her husband, Dylan Finley, Caitlin Coon, and her fiancé, Ryan Williams, Sarah Billiot, and her husband, Devin, Ashley Hall, and her fiancé, Ryan Roberts, Michael McCullough, and Heidi Hall; […]

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Sheila Mae Hams McGaha
February 28, 1935 - August 31, 2023

Sheila Mae Hams McGaha was born in the rural farming town of Fram, North Dakota on February 28, 1935 to Ernest Arthur Hams and June Melby Hams. She died peacefully surrounded by family, and entered eternal rest on August 31, 2023 in Lubbock, Texas. Sheila is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ardis and her husband, Elmer (Pitt) Pittman, of San Antonio; brother, Ernie Hams and his wife, Ruby, of Seminole, Florida; and younger brother, Alan Hams and his wife, Marjorie, of St Cloud, Minnesota; as well as son, Leonard Sorsveen; and step-son, Terry Michael McGaha, both from Plainview, Texas.  Finally, and most recently, Sheila lost her loving husband of four decades, Charles Andrew McGaha. Sheila is survived by daughters, Lee Ann Hall Konkin, of Ada, Minnesota, Cindy McGaha, Lori McGaha, Sheri Moralez and her husband, George, all of Lubbock; son, Steve McGaha and his wife, Karon, of Winnie, […]

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Sissie Yvonne Geisendorff
January 14, 1944 - August 22, 2023

Sissie Yvonne Geisendorff, 79, of Baytown, died Tuesday, August 22, 2023. She was born January 14, 1944, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Vernon Columbus Knapp and Bertie May Best. Verna enjoyed reading books and listening to music. She will forever remain a loving mother and nanny. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Watson and her spouse, Steven Patrucha, of Baytown; son, Billy Watson of Crosby; grandchildren, Casey, Jordyn, Ashley, Dustin, Andrew, Reayn, Kahlin and Torri; great-grandchildren, Iylah, Piper, and Ashton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Verna is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Watson; brothers, Bo Knapp and David Brown; and sister, Edna Vana. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.

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Mary “Beulah” Pearce Romere
June 17, 1931 - August 15, 2023

Mary “Beulah” Pearce Romere, 92, of Winnie, Texas, passed away on August 15, 2023 in Beaumont, Texas. Beulah was born on June 15, 1931 in New Augusta, Mississippi and welcomed by her parents and two older brothers. Upon graduating as valedictorian of her high school class, she went on to become a county clerk. In 1960, she met the man of her dreams, Lindy Romere, in a bowling alley, and what followed was a whirlwind relationship of 52 years. Lindy and Beulah proceeded to have 8 children, over a 14 year period, moving every few years to a new city and state. Beulah worked hard as a stay-at-home mom, and in her ‘spare’ time became one of the most sought after bakers, cake designers and seamstresses in Southeast Texas! She never truly ‘retired’, as she was always busy in her flower garden, in her kitchen or in her swing with […]

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Braden Jay Bouse
April 4, 2011 - July 28, 2023

On Friday, July 28, 2023, Braden Jay Bouse went to heaven at the age of 12 years old. He was born on April 4, 2011, along with his twin brother, Masen Joseph Bouse, to Billy Jay Bouse Jr. and Kelley Nicole Bouse.   This sweet-hearted child who would always brighten your day with a loving smile is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sharilyn Craig and paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Roberts.   Braden is survived by his parents; twin brother, Masen Bouse; sister, Hallie McCullough and husband, Cahl; sister, Kylie Rogers; maternal grandparents, Sam and Gwen Craig; paternal grandparents, Billy Sr. and Nancy Bouse and Sandra and Thomas Elder; paternal great-grandparent, Mary Laverne Roberts; aunts, Valerie Del Bosque and Jana Craig; uncle, Shawn Craig and wife, Laura; as well as numerous cousins and loving family and friends.   A gathering of Braden’s family and friends will be at 10:00 a.m., with his memorial […]

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Marlene Teresa Butaud Bordages
September 6, 1934 - July 22, 2023

Marlene Teresa Butaud Bordages, 88, died, Saturday, July 22, 2023, in Hamshire. She was born on September 6,1934, to Richard Frank Butaud and Mamie Mary Moss, in Henry, Louisiana. Marlene enjoyed gardening, going antiquing, cooking, and baking for family and friends. After long days of working cattle, her husband, and the other cowboys, would always look forward to her cooking dinner for them. Decorating for all the holidays was one of her favorite things to do. The most cherished gift to receive would be her Christmas “Trash”. Survivors include her son, Michael Bordages of LaBelle; daughters, Teresa Hill of Hamshire, Mary Falgout and her husband, Kent, of Metairie, Louisiana, and Joan Bordages of Hamshire; granddaughters, Jessica Schexnayder and her husband, Jason, of Metairie, and Jennifer Nantz and her fiance, Jason McNeely, of Kingwood; great granddaughter, Beatrice Schexnayder, of Metairie; great grandson, Balthazar Schexnayder; her sister, Beverly Guidry of Abbeville, Louisiana; […]

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Kenneth Raymond Harris
April 19, 1937 - July 20, 2023

Kenneth Raymond Harris, 86, died, Thursday, July 20, 2023, in Beaumont. He was born on April 19, 1937, to Elsie Creigh Harris and Lois Lorene Wilson. Kenneth grew up in a loving home with both laughter and tears. His family shared with others in time of need and had occasion to receive the same. They opened their home to family members who had lost their home in a fire, then experienced the same fate themselves. He lost his Dad to a heart attack in 1961. His mother became the matriarch of the family. She loved everyone dearly, had a great sense of humor, and was sharp as a tack. She hosted the family every Sunday for lunch after church. It was truly a treasured time of fellowship. Kenneth had a servant’s heart, and gave his hard work, blood, sweat, and tears to many. The man worked hard all his life and […]

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Yvonne Fontenot Lindsey
December 3, 1933 - July 16, 2023

Yvonne Fontenot Lindsey, 89, of Winnie, died Sunday, July 16, 2023. She was born December 3, 1933, in Branch, Louisiana, to Olla Petitjean Fontenot and Walter Fontenot, and had been a resident of Winnie since 1953. She was a devoted mother and wife, and a faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church. She volunteered at the Vine Resale shop, made rice balls and worked the Rice Festival booth every year, and anything else the church needed until she was no longer able. She enjoyed making pickles, jelly, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren, who she adored. Survivors include her son, Tracy Lindsey and wife, Betty of Winnie; daughter, Alline Holmes and husband, Ricky of Sour Lake; stepdaughter, Linda Lindsey of San Antonio; and grandchildren, Hunter Lindsey and Dylan Lindsey of Winnie. She is preceded in death by her parents, Olla and Walter Fontenot; husband, David Lindsey; son, Bryan Lindsey; […]

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Lee Allen Hulsey
August 21, 1956 - July 14, 2023

Lee Allen Hulsey, 66, of Beaumont, died Friday, July 14, 2023. He was born August 21, 1956, in Aransas Pass, to Virginia Ruth Hulsey and Wilford Lee Hulsey. Survivors include his son, Justin Hulsey; grandchildren, Aubree Hulsey and Wyatt Hulsey; sister, Barbara Martin; aunt, Sandy Olliff Rossetti and husband, Sandro; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, David Harper. Mr. Hulsey’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.

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Brenda Lee Burmaster
June 30, 1959 - July 5, 2023

Brenda Lee Burmaster, 64, of Hamshire, died, Thursday, July 5, 2023. She was born June 30, 1959, in Beaumont, to Douglas Raymond Abshire and Nobuko Fujita. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Abshire; sisters, Hilda Fay Manning and Jerietta Kennedy and her husband, Gregg; niece, Lauren Koi Spencer; and nephew, Jett Kennedy. She is preceded in death by her father, Douglas Abshire. A gathering of Ms. Burmaster’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, Winnie. Memorial contributions may be made in Brenda’s name to First Baptist Church of Hamshire, 25034 TX – 124, Hamshire, Texas 77622.

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Patricia Ann Beaugh
September 7, 1937 - July 1, 2023

Patricia Ann Beaugh, 85, of Hamshire, died Saturday, July 1, 2023. She was born on September 7, 1937, in Crossett, Arkansas to Myrtle Elizabeth Hopper and Alfred William Dodd. Patricia retired as a Nursing Inspector for the state of Texas after over forty-five years of experience. She also worked in many other local facilities as a director of nursing.   Patricia enjoyed fishing and working in her garden. She also loved telling stories. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church Hamshire. Patricia will forever remain a loving wife, mother and Bibby. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Denise Lumpkin and her husband, Richard, of Colmesneil; grandchildren, Nikki Peveto, Jeremy Sarver, Jarrod Beaugh, and Mathew Sarver; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Zachary, Tyler, Brandon, Slayden, Bastain, Braxton, and Kestin; sister, Linda Hefner of Hamshire; brother, Gary Dodd of Hamshire; nieces, Colleen McGuire of Visalia, California, and Anna Marie Sparks of Lumberton. Preceded in death […]

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Glen Martin Koelemay
January 18, 1935 - June 24, 2023

Glen Martin Koelemay, 88, of Winnie, died Saturday, June 24, 2023. He was born January 18, 1935, in Nederland, to Edna Belle Lester and Martin Koelemay, Jr. Mr. Koelemay owned and operated Koelemay Ranch in Winnie for over sixty-five years. He enjoyed spending time with his cattle, dogs, and cats. He was also a deacon at First Baptist Church of Winnie for over fifty years, as well as teaching Sunday school. His giant haystacks at the ranch will never be forgotten. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and pawpaw. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Betty Ann Koelemay of Clearlake; sons, Mark Koelemay and his wife, Carol, of Winnie and Breck Koelemay and his wife, Pam, of Lake Jackson; daughter, Cindy Bostwick and her husband, Greg, of Beaumont; step-son, Byron Hebert and his wife, Cynthia, of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Shannon, Alyssa, Lilia, and Michael […]

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Larry Joseph Bollich
September 16, 1950 - June 23, 2023

On June 23, 2023, Larry Joseph Bollich, 72, of Hankamer, passed away peacefully while surrounded by loved ones at Houston Methodist Hospital. Larry was a man that said what he meant and meant what he said. He was a Texas sized tornado trapped in a 6ft frame and lived in a world where a handshake was a binding contract. Now that we have your attention, here’s some facts about a man that lived, a life worth living! Born on September 16, 1950, to Nicholas and Carolina Bollich in Liberty. His parents knew they were in trouble after a nurse told them that he was the prettiest baby ever born in their hospital, but luckily for them, Larry’s spirit matched his exterior. After he graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School in 1969, Larry attended Sam Houston State University, where he broke many young ladies’ hearts by marrying Lee Anne Riff and obtained […]

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Marlon William Culbreath
September 19, 1956 - June 17, 2023

Marlon William Culbreath, 66, of Winnie, died Saturday, June 17, 2023. He was born September 19, 1956, in Beaumont, to Garldene Trahan Culbreath and William Joshua Culbreath. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. He also enjoyed being with his family and children. He will forever remain a loving father and Pawpaw Marlon. Survivors include his sons, Jeremiah Culbreath, of Winnie and Patrick Culbreath, of Sour Lake; daughters, Brandi DeYoung and husband, Michael, of Winnie and Amanda Dempsey, of Austin; grandchildren, Damean, Destiney, Bella, Lily, and John; sisters, Carmen Lee and husband, Joe, of Winnie; Mariea Hartnett, of Pennsylvania; Jill Bollich and husband, Sergei Levtsuk, of Houston; brother, Wolfgang Bollich and wife, Tammy, of Phoenix, Arizona and Carl Richard and wife, Kim, of Beaumont; stepfather, Hallet Bollich; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. A graveside service for […]

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Billie Barker
September 20, 1930 - June 13, 2023

Billie Barker, 92, of Winnie, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. She was born September 26, 1930, in Buna, to Herma Wright Crockett and William Purvis Crockett. After graduating high school Billie met and married the love of her life, Aubrey A. Barker, Sr. on September 25, 1950. Together, the two made their first home in Groves, Texas where they welcomed their three sons. Billie was a gracious and loving homemaker, while also pursuing her college degree. In 1960, the family moved to Hamshire, TX, where they continued to raise their family. Billie’s faith and commitment to her church was always known and something she instilled in every part of her family tree. Billie, along with Aubrey, had a life mission of giving back to others; whether the church, their children, grandchildren, or just anyone in need. Though they lived a modest life, they invested in each of […]

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Joseph “Fred” Daigle
February 19, 1939 - June 5, 2023

Joseph “Fred” Daigle, 84, of Hamshire, died Monday, June 5, 2023, at the Arboretum of Winnie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born February 19, 1939, in Church Point, Louisiana, to Zoe Carriere Daigle and Alfred Daigle. He will be remembered for his work ethic and his kind heart. He will forever remain a loving husband, father, and Pop. Survivors include his daughter, Sheri Gilbert and husband, Bryon of Lafayette, Louisiana; son, Chris Daigle of Hamshire; daughter-in-law, Suggie Daigle of Hamshire; grandchildren, Alana Thibodeaux, Jarrah Hatcher, Hagan Daigle, Kelby Daigle, and Hannah Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Macie Collins, Lexie Collins, Braylon Robb, Kaden Daigle, Hayes Daigle, and Savvie Hatcher; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of over thirty years, Relma Daigle; son, Freddie Daigle; three brothers; and three sisters. Mr. Daigle’s cremation arrangements will be handled through […]

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Mary Melancon
November 20, 1935 - June 2, 2023

Mary Melancon, 87, of Hamshire, died Friday, June 2, 2023. She was born on November 20, 1935, in Rayne, Louisana, to John B. Lavergne and Louise Venable. Survivors include her six children, Louise Belsey and her husband, Richard, of Hamshire; Scotty Melancon and his wife, Sue, of Winnie; Helena Dow and her husband, Troy, of Winnie; Blaine Melancon and his wife, Tammy, of Winnie; Vicky Basye and her husband, Milton, of Pasadena; Lance Melancon and his wife Maggie, of Sugarland; eight grandchildren, Chris Goodwin, Erin Hayman, Nick Dow, Chace Dow, Morgan Sossamon, Max Melancon, Alex Basye, and Laura Basye; four great-grandchildren, Gage Howard, Madaline Hayman, Everly Dow, and Rowan Sossamon; and her three siblings, Gloria Comeaux, Cynthia Comeaux, and Tony Lavergne. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clovis Melancon; and two grandchildren, Charlie Howard and Brandon Howard. A gathering of Mrs. Melancon’s family and friends will begin […]

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Fujiko Sonnier
May 5, 1930 - June 2, 2023

Fujiko Sonnier, 93, of Winnie, died Friday, June 2, 2023. She was born May 5, 1930, in Japan. Survivors include her children, Barbara Ann Sonnier and Bryan Sonnier and wife, Tonja; grandchildren, Patrick Darby and wife, Angela and Brittany Taylor; and great-grandchildren, Caleb Stelly, Madison Stelly, Ashton Darby, Kendra Rayne, Richard Sonnier, Kyra Hall, Cruz Borel, and Dawson Webb. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Hodges Sonnier; son, Joseph Michael Sonnier; and six siblings. A gathering of Mrs. Sonnier’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

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Annie Dell Leleux
April 25, 1930 - June 2, 2023

Annie Dell Leleux, 93, of Winnie, died Friday, June 2, 2023. She was born April 25, 1930, in Esto, Florida, to Jennie Elmary Peacock McElvain and Wilton Franklin McElvain. God has welcomed a sweet spirit when Annie Dell was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She accepted the Lord at a young age but requested to be Baptized once again at the age of 82.  She faithfully attended Cornerstone Church in Winnie until the Covid pandemic caused her to stay home.  She continued to take part by watching faithfully on YouTube every Sunday. Annie Dell spent the vast majority of her life in the Hamshire -Fannett and Winnie area. She and her twin sister Estelle had the distinction of being in the second graduating class of Hamshire High school.  Living in the Winshire area, at Shellhammer and Kiker Rd, she would walk to work as the first […]

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Lewis “Taco” Joseph Rodriguez, Sr.
July 12, 1959 - May 26, 2023

Lewis “Taco” Joseph Rodriguez, Sr., 63, passed away at 9:53 a.m., May 26, 2023. He was born on July 12, 1959, in Winshire, Texas to Secundino Rodriguez and Rachel Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez graduated from Hamshire Fannett High School in 1977 and started working in the oil fields in 1978. He worked as a casing hand and then operations manager in 1996 until 2012. He moved to Elk City, Oklahoma to be operations manager for Byrd Oilfield Services. Lewis made his home in Leedey, Oklahoma and returned to Texas in February of 2023. Survivors include wife, Julie Rodriguez; sons, Lewis Joseph Rodriguez, Jr. and his fiancé, Sandra McAndrew; Robert James Rodriguez and his wife, Becky Rodriguez; Jacob Allen Schleich; daughters, Dena Marie Rodriguez and her fiancé, Matthew Herrin; and Danielle Alynn Medley and her husband, Jon Medley; ten grandchildren; brother, Johnny Rodriguez and his wife, Pauline; sister, Dolores LeDoux and her […]

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Charles Andrew McGaha
October 31, 1936 - May 23, 2023

Charles Andrew McGaha, 86, of Lubbock, Texas, left this life on Tuesday, May 22, 2023. Charles “Chuck” was born on October 31, 1936, in Bellevue, Texas, to Odie Marshall and Clara Bell McGaha. Raised in the oil patch of West Texas, and following High School in Jal New Mexico, he graduated from Texas Western College (now UTEP) majoring in journalism, and mass communications. Comfortable in the public spotlight, he worked for many years in radio, television, and newspapers across Texas and New Mexico. Chuck had five children from his first marriage who he adored and loved: Terry (deceased), Cindy, Steve, Sheri, and Lori. Chuck married Sheila Hamms in 1980, and transitioned careers into adult probation for the State of Texas, retiring in Houston, Texas. In addition to Sheila, and his kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren came to be the real focus of his life. In fact, Chuck and Sheila documented everyone […]

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Brenda K. Fontenot
March 27, 1940 - May 22, 2023

Brenda Karon Fontenot was born on March 27, 1940, in Texarkana, Texas, to Morris Davis and Mildred Hay Davis Moser.  On February 7, 1959, she married her high school sweetheart, Charles James (C.J.) Fontenot in Winnie, Texas. There, Brenda and C.J. had been married for sixty-four years and had five children, Chuck, Ronnie, Claudelle, Karon, and Lucy.  Brenda passed away on May 22, 2023, after a brief illness with her ever-faithful husband, C.J. by her side.  Together, they were the epitome of the commitment and love that marriage symbolizes, they were one.  Though times were not always easy, the foundation of their commitment to one another was absolute. Through sickness and in health, they stood by one another. Their parting words were expressions of their love, and it is fitting that Brenda waited to close her eyes and depart this world until she knew C.J. was by her side. Brenda’s […]

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Donna Louise Leger
May 22, 1953 - May 16, 2023

Donna Louise Leger, 69, died Tuesday, May 16, 2023. She was born May 22, 1953, in Beaumont, to Goldie Mae Phelps and Louis Joseph LeJune. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Phend and her husband, Danny, and Rayetta Hunter and her husband, Keith; grandchildren, Rusty Phend, Dianne Whittington and her husband, Dalvin, Alex Gremillion and her husband, Andrew, Aaron Strickland, Allen Strickland, Allisa Allen and her husband, Chris, Dustin Hunter, Gage Hunter, Wrainy Hunter; great-grandchildren, Layton Phend, Carter Phend, Kinzington Phend, Remi Harris, Oliver Whittington, Frankie Whittington, Ari Gremillion, Little A.J. Strickland, Allyson Strickland, Aaron Allen Jr., Addyson Allen; and siblings, Delbert LeJune, Lyvonne Simon, Beth Day and her husband, Mike. Donna is preceded in death by her parents and husband, A.J. Leger. The family would like to extend a special thanks to UTMB Galveston staff. A gathering of Mrs. Leger’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until […]

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Jerry M. Menard
January 12, 1945 - May 12, 2023

Jerry Menard, 78, of Winnie, went to his home in heaven on Friday, May 12, 2023.  He was born on January 12, 1945, in Anuahac, Texas to Elton and Hazel Menard. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Jerry also know he has lived without a speaking voice since October 1963 (due to a car accident). His family and friends never witnessed him feeling sorry for himself and embraced life to the fullest. He never met a stranger and would talk to anyone he thought would listen – even though his whisper was hard for some to understand. He enjoyed being with his family and cherished the friendships he made throughout his life. Jerry had a soft spot for always having family pets in the home. He loved spoiling them with plenty of food and snacks.  He liked eating out, watching TV, fishing, talking politics and cheering on his children […]

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Mary Heiner Bauer
August 14, 1932 - May 8, 2023

Mary Katherine Heiner Bauer was born August 14, 1932, to Adolph Heiner, Sr and Lydia Schiesler Heiner in Beaumont Texas. Mary was brought to Jesus in Holy Baptism on September 18, 1932, at St. John Lutheran Church in Beaumont, Texas where she publicly affirmed her faith in the rite of Confirmation on April 25, 1945. She was joined in marriage to Robert Bauer on June 26, 1949, at St John Lutheran Church in Beaumont. She devoted herself to her Lord, to her family, and to their rice farm and cattle ranch. In 1973, they became charter members of Hope Lutheran Church in Winnie, Texas. Mary was involved in many activities at the church. She was very active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, enjoying many district and national conventions. She and Robert also supported Concordia Lutheran University in Austin in many ways. She served as a 4-H leader for many […]

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Jerry B. Templin
February 18, 1935 - May 2, 2023

Jerry B. Templin, 88, of La Grange, Texas went to his Heavenly Father’s home, Tuesday, May 2, 2023, after a short battle with AML. Jerry was born to Jesse Robert Templin and Ollie Irene Sanderson (Templin) on February 18, 1935, in Peacock, Texas of Stonewall County. Jerry graduated from Brownwood High School in 1953, where he has kept many lifelong friends and was still a Brownwood Lion at heart. In 1958, Jerry married Velda Carlene Mills of Santa Anna, Texas. Jerry joined the Army National Reserves where he served five years in Fort Hood, Texas. After leaving the Army, Jerry went to work for Union Texas Petroleum which brought his family to Hamshire, Texas. This is where he and Carlene raised their family and made many friends. Jerry always said that Hamshire-Fannett was the perfect place to raise a family. Jerry retired from Mobile Chemical in 1997. His position with […]

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