Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie


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Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie Obituaries

Anne Adams Willis
October 28, 1946 - May 13, 2024

Anne Adams Willis, of Crystal Beach, Texas, was born in Beaumont, Texas on October 28, 1946, and died May 13, 2024, after a lengthy illness. Anne was much loved and respected as a 62-year resident of the peninsula.  She graduated from High Island High School in 1964.  She was a secretary for the original Crystal Beach incorporated city.  While she was there, G.I. “Swede” Smith encouraged her to get her real estate license.  As an indefatigable advocate of all things Bolivar Peninsula, she was the co-founder of the Texas Crab Festival, now in its 39th year, and helped establish scholarships that thrive today.   She was also a co-founder of the Lighthouse Mardi Gras Krewe and will forever be known as “Queen Anne.”  As the former owner of Swede’s Real Estate for over 20 years, she developed the most successful real estate business on the Peninsula.  She served as President of […]

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Walter Leroy Nelson
February 25, 1945 - May 8, 2024

Walter Leroy Nelson, 79, of Winnie, died May 8, 2024. He was born February 25, 1945, in Corpus Christi, to Annie and Richard Edward Nelson. Survivors include nieces, Becky Muckleroy, and her husband, Don, of Silsbee, Vicki Weaver, and her husband, Bruce, of Orangefield, Sherri Hickerson and her husband Dwayne, of Buna, Laura Malinchalk, of Fairborn, Ohio, Shirley Lisenby, of Ash Flat, Arkansas, and nephew, Aaron Nelson of Fairborn, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Anne; siblings, R.E. “Dick” Nelson, Jr., Joe Nelson, and Shirley Beller. A gathering of Mr. Nelson’s family and friends will begin at 1:00p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2024, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

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Julian Rodriguez
May 7, 2024 - May 7, 2024

Julian Rodriguez, of Winnie, died May 7, 2024. He was born May 7, 2024, in Galveston, to Karina Trejo and Jose Rodriguez. Survivors include his loving mother and father; maternal grandparents, Martin and Guillermina Trejo; paternal grandparents, Jose and Maria Rodriguez; siblings, Gizel Arellano, Yoselin Arellano, Briana Arellano, Ulicez Rodriguez, Emily Rodriguez, Mateo Rodriguez; and multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A gathering of Julian’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with his interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

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John Keith Stanley
May 21, 1958 - April 6, 2024

John Keith Stanley, 65, of High Island, died Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital. He was born May 21, 1958, in Thibodaux, Louisiana, to Betty Jane Knott Stanley and John Herbert Stanley. John Keith Stanley is the proud owner of Cottontail Express. Keith loves trucks and drives them all over the United States. He dreams of having a trucking company, and he is one of a kind when it comes to trucking. “Drive along, babe. I will see you when it’s my time. Take my heart with you”. Your wife, Weng. Survivors include his wife, Rowena Stanley; children, Hollie Guerra and husband, Juan; Brian Stanley and girlfriend, Bonnie; Elizabeth Stanley; Tye Stanley and fiancé, April; and Caleb Stanley; grandchildren, Chole Stanley, Logan Stanley, Brooklyn Stanley, Brayden Stanley, Kaylie Stanley, and Brian Stanley, Jr.; brother, Hal Barrow and wife, Tina; niece, Taylor Hyde; nephew, Justin Barrow; and […]

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Lynda Carol Bobino
January 25, 1943 - March 4, 2024

Lynda Carol Bobino, 81, of High Island, died Monday, March 4, 2024. She was born on January 25, 1943, to Lottie Marie and Lee Roy Turner. Lynda loved doing anything outside, including gardening and fishing. Anyone was welcome at her home at any time. She enjoyed dancing in her early years but recently she has been enjoying word searches and jigsaw puzzles. She volunteered for most of the things that happened in High Island. If anyone ever needed anything, she was always available. She retired after 26 years of service from High Island I.S.D on May 31, 2003. Lynda was fondly known as the “Cafeteria Lady.” Survivors include her son, Paul Bobino and his wife, Selina Hall, of High Island; sister, Mary Jo Bergeron and her husband, Dale, of Hamshire; niece, Candyce and her husband, Tommy Hopkins, of Carencro, Louisiana; nephew, Jacque and his wife, Jori Bergeron, of Hamshire; and […]

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Jimmy Leland, Jr.
July 19, 1979 - March 1, 2024

Jimmy Dean Leland, Jr, 44, of Winnie, died Friday, March 1, 2024. He was born on July 19, 1979, in Pasadena, to Ella and Jimmy Dean, Sr. Jimmy enjoyed everything – fishing, hunting, all sports, video games, watching movies, barbequing, being around people, and going to church. Survivors include his mother; stepsisters; Larynda, Jana, Tammie, and Jeanifer; nephews, David, Brockman, Bryce Leland; aunts, Brenda Leland, and Debby. Hanks; uncles, Clifford and Wayne Leland, and Tommy Hanks; companion, Michelle, and her children; Macie, Dallas, and Jess. He is preceded in death by his father, brother; David Leland; and stepfather, Jimmy Kramer. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, PO Box 37022 Boone, IA 50037-0022.

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Evelyn Hazel Borel Porter
November 3, 1947 - February 24, 2024

Evelyn Hazel Borel Porter, 76, passed away on February 24, 2024, in her home in Hemphill, Texas, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 3, 1947, to Louis Alcide and Hazel Borel. Evelyn met the love of her life in kindergarten. According to her mother, Evelyn came home the first day of school and said she met the boy she was going to marry.  She did just that on August 4, 1967.  Evelyn and Paul Porter were happily married for 56 years. Evelyn graduated from Stephen F Austin and worked as a legal secretary for the 9th Court of Appeals.  After having her three children, she worked as the secretary for First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell where she also served as a Sunday School teacher and active member of the UMW.  She went back to school and graduated, summa cum laude, from Lamar University with an accounting […]

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Leon Hopson
August 10, 1950 - February 19, 2024

Leon Hopson was born on August 10, 1950, in Baytown, Texas, to Red and Eva Hopson, and, along with his three sisters, spent most of his life in Hamshire, America. Leon grew up in the shadow of the oilfield and, at the early age of 17, began his career as a deckhand on oil rigs, both on land and in the Gulf of Mexico.  He worked his way through the various rig positions until he became a directional driller.  After working with his father and on his own for many years, in 2003, Leon joined with two friends to create Crescent Directional.  He retired from Crescent in early 2016, and devoted himself as a full time resident at his barn, polishing his tractors, and harassing his friends, of which there were many. Leon had many interests, including a lifelong pursuit of  “big bucks” and white perch; he raised cattle under […]

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Bobby Little
September 3, 1952 - February 18, 2024

Bobby Little, 71, of Fannett passed away at his home Sunday, February 18, 2024. He was born on September 3, 1952, in Port Arthur, to Marvin and Maxine Little. He has two little brothers, Marvin Little, Jr. and Nelson Little. Bobby graduated from Nederland High School, and later worked as a cost tracker for Koch Industries for over 20 years. He has been a resident of the Fannett area for close to 50 years. Bobby married the love of his life, Clo Jane little, in July of 1983, and immediately gained two twin daughters, Lanette and Janette. He loved those girls unconditionally, all three of them. When three grandsons, one granddaughter, and seven great grandchildren were added to the family, he never missed a beat. He always enjoyed playing outside and going on adventures with all the grandkids as though he was a kid himself. He loved it as much […]

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Bonnie Jean Donaho
May 5, 1944 - January 26, 2024

Bonnie Jean Donaho, 79, of Winnie died Friday, January 26, 2024. She was born on May 5, 1944, in Beaumont, to Thelma Irene and John Fred Gaulding. Survivors include her loving husband of 55 years, John Donaho; sister, Patti Fitzgerald of Winnie; brother, John Gaulding of Winnie; daughter, Stacey Smith of Orange; son, Sean Donaho and his wife, Robyn, of China Spring; granddaughter, Sydney Smith of Orange; grandsons, Cameron Smith, of San Marcos, Blake and Ross Donaho, of China Spring; sister-in-law, Vickey Gaulding of Winnie; brother-in-law, Steve Fitzgerald; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of Mrs. Donaho’s family and friends will begin at 2:00p.m., with her memorial service to begin at 3:00p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her committal will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial […]

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Robert Benjamin Franklin, Sr.
July 22, 1930 - January 26, 2024

Robert Benjamin Franklin, Sr., 93, of Hamshire, died Friday, January 26, 2024. He was born on July 22, 1930, in Rockport, to Lula and Mack Franklin. Robert was a supervisor at the Goodyear plant in Beaumont for over 30 years. Survivors include his son, Robert B. Franklin, Jr., of Arkansas; daughter, Shelly Selman and her husband, Thomas, of Crystal Beach; grandsons, Damon Selman of Houston, and Shane Selman of League City; and former wife, Rogayle Franklin. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister. Mr. Franklin’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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Beverly “Belle” Syphrett Weaver
March 12, 1931 - January 17, 2024

Beverly “Belle” Syphrett Weaver passed away January 17, 2024 at the age of 92. She was born in Devers, Texas, on March 12, 1931 to Charles & Helen Bonin Prevost. Belle was a lifelong Chambers County resident and attended Anahuac High School. She married D.W. “Dub” Syphrett and had two children, Daniel W. Syphrett Ill of Stowell and Helen DanElla McCarty of Liberty. They were married 24 years before he died. After the passing of Dub Syphrett, Belle enlarged her family when she married James Earl Weaver. This added two sons, Jimmy Weaver of Anahuac, and Gary Weaver of Hankamer. Belle and James were married 47 years. Belle was a devout and faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church where she was involved in many church activities including the Alter Society, making rice balls and all things St. Louis Catholic Church. Some of Belle’s favorite things were family, friends, food […]

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Michael Richard Kahla
August 27, 1942 - January 17, 2024

Michael Richard Kahla passed away on January 17, 2024, in Winnie, Texas. Born on August 27, 1942, to Erwin and Eula (Harrington) Kahla, he graduated from East Chambers High School in 1960. Although he initially pursued college for three years, he chose to step out and assist his parents at home. In 1963, he was drafted into the Army, where he dedicated his service. Following his military tenure, Michael ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing his own construction company. Later in life, he discovered joy in residing in Mexico, where he spent many fulfilling years. In 2019, he returned to Winnie, making it his home until his passing. He leaves behind his daughter, Nicole Colvin and her husband, Zac, as well as his cherished grandchildren: Colton, Carson, Cash, Max, and Braxton. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Arboretum of Winnie. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, […]

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Doris Chambers Hargraves
May 12, 1925 - January 15, 2024

Doris Chambers Hargraves was born in a boxcar in Nancy, Texas, on May 12, 1925, to her parents, James Talmadge and Grace Best Chambers. She spent her early childhood years in the Rockland, Texas area surrounded by many aunts, uncles and cousins. When she was a young teenager, her father went to work for Humble Oil and the family moved to Goosecreek, near Baytown, where she also had many fond memories. During her high school years, the family relocated to Tenaha, Texas, where her father owned several telephone exchanges. After graduating from Tenaha High School, Doris and her sister moved to Beaumont, for a short time, where she worked at the telephone company. Following the end of WWII, she moved to High Island where her father built the telephone exchange. It was there, in High Island, Doris was working in a café when she met the love of her life, […]

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Roland Vigers, Sr.
August 7, 1940 - January 14, 2024

Roland Vigers, Sr., 83, of Winnie, died Sunday, January 14, 2024. He was born August 7, 1940, in Chataignier, Louisiana, to Anna Edwards Vigers and Douglas Vigers. Survivors include his children, Roland Vigers, Jr. and wife, Evelyn; Luciana Rae Hutchings and husband, Calvin; and Kevin Carrier and wife, Shonda; grandchildren, Brian Vigers, Darius Hutchings, Calvin Hutchings, Jr., and Kevin Carrier, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Allannah Carrier; siblings, Milton Vigers, Rose Jean Citizen, Jean Theresa Vigers, Barbara Dick, Gervis Vigers; and godchild, Shirley Poullard Johnwell. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janie Marie Vigers; and siblings, Carlton Vigers and Tolton Vigers. Mr. Vigers’ 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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Blake Anthony Long
October 14, 1997 - January 13, 2024

Blake Anthony Long, 26, of Hamshire, died Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston. Blake was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 14, 1997, to Danny and Toni Long. His sister, Nicole Swanstrom, was so excited to become a big sister. Blake grew up in Santo and attended Santo schools. Blake was very active and played soccer and basketball but loved basketball most. He was actively involved with his youth group at First Baptist Church Santo and enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing games and fishing. Blake came to know the Lord at 6 years old and always knew he wanted to serve the Lord with his life. Blake graduated Valedictorian from Santo High School in 2016 and began his journey at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, the following fall. During his time in Denton, Blake attended First Baptist Church Denton and their […]

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Shirley Jurek Bryson
September 3, 1946 - January 10, 2024

Shirley Jurek Bryson, 77, of Winnie, died Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  She was born on September 3, 1946, in San Antonio, to Hubert and Alice Hejtmanek Jurek. Shirley grew up in the small community of South Houston. She attended Pasadena Brethren Church where she was part of a loving and supportive church family. Shirley will be remembered for her artistic flair and her generous spirit.   She truly cared about others and their struggles and tried to help whenever and however she could. Shirley graduated from South Houston High School in 1964. She then attended San Jacinto College where she earned an Associate of Arts degree in Fine and Graphic Arts.   She loved painting and unusual art objects.   In college, she was President of the Art Club. After graduating, she worked at Lockheed Electronics at NASA Technical, flowcharting graphics for the moon shot and first rover. Other positions included Houston Pipeline Company, Turner Collie & […]

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Orval Hal Fischer
October 1, 1936 - January 9, 2024

Orval Hal Fischer, 87, of Hamshire, died Tuesday, January 9, 2024. He was born October 1, 1936, in Beaumont, to Eula Bell Phelps Fischer and Walter Robert Fischer. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Fischer; children, Tamra Miguez and husband, Steve; Brian Fischer and wife, Sandra; Darby Meguess and husband, Wade; grandchildren, Blake Fischer; Brittany Warhola and husband, Ryan; Tad Miguez and wife, Lynli; Shea Meloncon and husband, Brayden; and Randi Meguess; and great-grandchildren, Brooks and Ryder Warhola; Madelyn Miguez; and Ali Meloncon; and sister, Leota Mae McDonald. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Fischer; and sister, Mildred Stagg. A celebration of Mr. Fischer’s life will begin at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2024, at First Baptist Church, 25304 Highway 124, Hamshire. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. In lieu of flowers, memorial […]

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Karen Ann Thompson
June 6, 1950 - January 7, 2024

Karen Ann Thompson, 73, of Winnie, died Sunday, January 7, 2024. She was born on June 6, 1950, in Galena Park, to Carl and Gladys Bottoms. Karen loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed slot machines at Delta Downs. She loved playing games and finishing puzzles and in her younger years she enjoyed crocheting baby blankets for loved ones. Survivors include her loving husband, Danny Thompson of Winnie; son, Darin Thompson and his wife, Mary Ann, of Beaumont; daughter, Karla Flournoy and her husband, Dan, of Longview; grandchildren, Christopher Flournoy, and his wife, Leslie, Justin Thompson, and his wife, Tara, Carter Flournoy, and his wife Kelley Grace, and Caeden Flournoy; great-granddaughter, Emerson Grace Flournoy; sister, Glenda Rogers and Norma Jean Lambert, and her husband, Hal; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Gladys, sister, Claudia and brother Carlton. Memorial contributions […]

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Robert Nicholas DeYoung
September 30, 1924 - December 28, 2023

Robert Nicholas DeYoung, 99, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at his home in Hamshire, Texas.  He was born September 30, 1924, to Emma Fischer DeYoung and Herman DeYoung Sr. Robert was a lifelong resident of Hamshire, Texas.  After graduating from South Park High School, he thought about college but decided against it.  He worked for his dad as a carpenter for a few years, then he decided to hitchhike to Arizona for a summer in a mining camp making $450 before heading back home.  Once home in Hamshire, he decided to join the U. S. Navy in August, 1942. Robert spent 3 years, 4 months, and 22 days serving in World War II on the USS Barnes as a Water Tender Second Class.  He has said his service in the military was a great time in his life.  After serving in the military, he […]

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Horace Leon Porter, Sr.
April 19, 1937 - December 28, 2023

Horace Leon Porter, Sr., 86, of Fannett, died Thursday, December 28, 2023. He was born April 19, 1937, in Nacogdoches, to Francis Lee Johnson Porter and Jewel Elgin Porter. Leon enjoyed cooking holiday dinners for his family and friends every holiday. He also enjoyed coaching minor, little, and pony league baseball. Leon enjoyed watching his kids play sports, never missing a game. He enjoyed watching NHRA drag racing as well as working on vehicles. His hobbies were fishing and squirrel hunting. Leon is fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, and Pawpaw. Survivors include children, Donna Watson and husband, David, of Fannett; Christy Fountain and husband, Kevin, of Port Arthur; Donald Porter and wife, Sherry, of Fannett; Kenneth W. Porter and wife, Dora, of San Antonio; fourteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, Max Porter and wife, Judy, of California; sister, Helen Hanley of Fannett; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host […]

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Jose Luis Saavedra Gonzalez
August 19, 1965 - December 19, 2023

Jose Luis Saavedra Gonzalez, a very good father, son, brother, husband, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend, much loved by all, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas, at the age of 58. He was born on August 19, 1965, in Tortugas, Rayón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, to his loving parents, Magdaleno Saavedra Hernandez and Primitiva Gonzalez Sanchez. Jose Luis Saavedra Gonzalez better known as “Pepe” or “Poli” was a very good man who knew how to win people’s hearts in a very short time, he was an exemplary person with a very good heart. He was always seen smiling and making others laugh with his charisma. Apart from that he was always very good and affectionate with children, you can say that he was like a magnet for children. Pepe was a very good husband and father who always gave the best to his family. He was a […]

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William “Bill” Cade White
November 6, 1953 - December 18, 2023

William Cade “Bill” White, 70, died on Monday, December 18, 2023, in Stonewall, Texas. He was born on November 6, 1953, in Beaumont, to Clara Mae Kahla White and James Taylor “Jamie” White, V. Bill was a member of Grace Methodist Church of Winnie, Texas, and a lifelong resident of Stowell, Texas. Bill owned and operated White Ranch from 1976 until the present. He considered himself blessed to continue the work of his predecessors and continue to build the legacy of White Ranch. He was a supporter of the local community. He was on the board of directors and served on the executive committee of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He was also a lifetime member of the All-Breeds Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Bill had a giving heart and never hesitated to help a friend in need. Bill’s true passion was ranching. He always referred […]

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Laurence “Larry” Jefery Barron
March 14, 1949 - December 17, 2023

Laurence “Larry” Jefery Barron, 74, of Winnie, died Sunday, December 17, 2023. He was born on March 14, 1949, in Houston to Adele and Russell Barron. Survivors include his loving wife, Brenda Barron; children, Kimberly West, and her husband, Steve, Michael Barron, and his wife, Allie, and Eric Anderson; two grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents. Larry’s committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.

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Donna Faye Bertrand
September 13, 1949 - December 14, 2023

Donna Faye Bertrand, 74, of Hamshire, passed away on December 14, 2023. Born on September 13, 1949, in Beaumont, to Melba Jordan and Willie Iguess, she leaves behind a legacy of love and warmth. Donna found joy in the simple pleasures of life, dedicating herself to the art of sewing and the delight of cooking.  Her hands created not just stitches and recipes, but a tapestry of memories that will endure. Her heart belonged to her family, and the love she shared was felt by all fortunate enough to be part of her life. Donna’s Sundays were a celebration of faith, as she cherished the moments spent at church, finding solace and community. Survivors include her loving husband, Lee Allen Bertrand; her sister, Margaret Miller; children, Trina Purcell and her husband, Sean, Michael Graham and his wife, Amy, Derek Graham and his wife, Tara, Angela Easeley, and Todd Bertrand; grandchildren, […]

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Mark R. Hyland
May 28, 1958 - December 14, 2023

Mark R. Hyland, 65, of League City, died Thursday, December 14, 2023. He was born May 28, 1958, in Beaumont. Mark graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Business. He was always a fun-loving, free-spirited guy who lived to fulfill his biggest dreams. He never let fear hold him back. He was an intellectual and an entrepreneur, who by leading a blazing trail in real estate and his mortgage businesses, inspired the fellow entrepreneurs around him. He loved being near the beach, and always kept a special place in his heart for his beloved rottweilers, Lexi, Jade, and Bear. He enjoyed casino trips and hunting adventures with his good friends. He was a most loyal friend. Survivors include his sister, Cindy Hyland Segura; uncle, George Hyland and wife, Linda; nieces, Ashley Nardiello and husband, Chris, Erin, and Jenna Gonzales; as well as multiple cousins and extended family. He is […]

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Bobby Ray Benton
November 18, 1948 - December 10, 2023

Bobby Ray Benton, 75, of Winnie, died December 10, 2023. He was born on November 18, 1948, in Sabinal, to James and Lois Benton. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, Winnie.  

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Murlene Blanchard
July 25, 1947 - December 9, 2023

Murlene Blanchard, 76, of Winnie, died Saturday, December 9, 2023. She was born July 25, 1947, in Nederland, to Ella Mae Sonnier Ortego and Nellard Joseph Ortego. Murlene enjoyed dancing to Cajun music and going out with her friends. Murlene spent most of her life in the food industry serving the wonderful people of the Winnie community.  Most of all, she loved her family and grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Billy Johnson and wife, Dawn of Winnie; daughters, Kathy Humphries, of Jena, Louisiana, and Laine Sorter and husband, Gene, of Winnfield, Louisiana; six grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Blanchard; sister, Rita Gayle; and brother, Roger Lee. A gathering of Mrs. Blanchard’s family and friends will be 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00p.m., Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with her interment to […]

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Mary Lovenia Sonnier Hawkins
February 17, 1980 - December 4, 2023

Mary Lovenia Sonnier Hawkins, 43, of Winnie, died December 4, 2023. She was born on February 17, 1980, in Galveston, to Ruby and Herbert Sonnier. Mary graduated from East Chambers in 1998. She went to Prairie View A&M University and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in social work. She worked as a case manager and also as a teacher at a High School teaching artistic classes. Survivors include her loving mother, Ruby Sonnier; loving husband, Michael Hawkins; son, Lenden Paul Axel; brothers, Derrick Sonnier (Kimberly), Lawrence Smith (Pricilla), Mike Perkins, Sr., and Herrera Shinette; sisters, Saundra Johnson (Joel), Kathy Hubert (Alvin), and Marissa Robinson, Kristen Smith, Stacey Smith, Theresa Robinson, Ava Wrice, Trina Carreon (Eleazor), and Carla Bazile (Sam); godparents, Alfred James Guillory, and Doreen Guillory; godchildren, Kordell David, Payton Anderson, Sevn Anderson; and a host of loving family and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Herbert […]

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Todd East
January 13, 1962 - December 1, 2023

Todd East passed away on December 1, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas surrounded by his family and loved ones.  He was born on January 13, 1962, in Anahuac, Texas to Mazie and Donald East. Todd was a career history teacher and coach beginning in 1985 in Groveton, Texas.  It was there where he married the love of his life, Brenda Golding East in 1987, and where their first born, Keaton, arrived in 1991. From there the family moved to High Island, Texas where he continued his coaching and teaching and where they welcomed their second child, Mattie, in 1994. In 1995, they made their way back home to Winnie, and Todd settled in at East Chambers High School teaching and coaching for twenty-five more years before retiring in 2021. Left to cherish his memory are countless friends and a loving and devoted family; his wife, Brenda; daughter, Keaton Ballard and son-in-law, […]

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