Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie


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Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie Obituaries

Ross Wayne Van Norstrand II
July 26, 1977 - May 13, 2022

Ross Wayne Van Norstrand, II, of Winnie, died Friday, May 13, 2022. He was born July 26, 1977, in Beaumont, to Mary Kelly Smith McNeely and Ross Wayne Van Norstrand, Sr. The most important times in his life were with his daughter, Paitan. He enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, fishing (especially with his dad), and hunting. He was a crane operator and pipefitter for Pilgram Construction. He loved having Nerf gun wars with his nieces and nephews. Ross will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, and Uncle Ross. He is survived by his daughter, Paitan Van Norstrand of Lumberton; parents, Ross Van Norstrand, Sr. and his wife, Colleen, of Crystal Beach; Kelly McNeely and husband, Dale, of Kountze; grandmother, Penny Smith of Winnie; brother, Buck McNeely and his wife, Jeanette, of Houston; sisters, Bronwyn Van Norstrand of Kountze; Erin McNeely of Comfort; Summer McNeely of Houston; Jamie Armentor […]

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Martin Zambrano
September 22, 1949 - May 2, 2022

Martin G. Zambrano, 72, of Winnie, died Monday, May 2, 2022, at The Riceland Medical Center, Winnie. He was born September, 22, 1949, in El Campo, to Josephina Garcia Zambrano and Gregorio Zambrano. Martin was a truck driver for over thirty years prior to his retirement. He was an outdoorsman that loved fishing, hunting, and spending time at the beach. He also enjoyed cooking and entertaining. Martin had a wonderful sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandpa. Survivors include his wife of twenty-two years, Paulette Zambrano, of Winnie; sons, Zachary Zambrano and wife, Wendi, of Victoria; Pernell Zambrano, of Wharton; Marty Zambrano, Jr.; and Gary Robert Zambrano, both of Kennewick; grandsons, Austin and Adrian Zambrano; brother, George Zambrano and wife, Nancy, of Bellville; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other loving relatives and friends. He is preceded in […]

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Mike Woodiel
August 18, 1946 - May 2, 2022

Mike Woodiel, 75, of Hamshire, died Monday, May 2, 2022, at The Riceland Medical Center, Winnie. He was born August 18, 1946, in Freeport, to Katherine Palmer Woodiel and Coy Woodiel. Mike was United States Army veteran. He retired from Hamshire-Fannett ISD after serving thirty-one years of service as a wood shop teacher. Mike was known to be a hard worker. He enjoyed spending time working cattle and woodworking, as well as deer hunting and making his own wine. He is survived by his nieces, nephews, and numerous loving relatives and friends. A private family committal for Mr. Woodiel will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Celebration of Life for Mr. Woodiel will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Woodiel may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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Loretta Pylant
September 17, 1951 - May 1, 2022

Loretta Mae Pylant, 70, of Winnie, died Sunday, May 1, 2022. She was born September 17, 1951, in Welsh, Louisiana, to Ella Mae Bertrand and Jules Ardoin. Loretta was a pharmacy technician for over thirty years. She was a faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Winnie. Loretta loved reading and sewing but above all else, her life revolved around her grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Stacy Dawson and husband, Larry, of Winnie and Reason Pylant and wife, Judi, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Dustin Dawson, Riley Dawson, and Thomas Pylant; brothers, Charles Ardoin and Randy Ardoin, and wife, Sherry, both of Winnie; sisters, Geraldine Trahan and husband, Butch, of Cleveland and Ranella Odham, of Winnie; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Julia Silcox and Eva Rosetta; and brother, Thomas Ardoin. A gathering of Ms. Pylant’s family and friends will begin […]

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Clifford “Cliff” Marvin Wilson Jr.
October 7, 1956 - April 23, 2022

Clifford Marvin Wilson Jr. went to his heavenly home Saturday, April 23, 2022. He was born October 7, 1956, in Floydada, Texas, to Clifford Marvin Wilson Sr. and Myrtle “Thelma” Wilson. He married the love of his life, Pamela Sue Hickman on March 27, 1977, after meeting at Last Stop in Port Bolivar, Texas, to where they made many memories over their beautiful, loving marriage. Cliff has been a dedicated and hard worker to provide for his family. He has a strong work ethic and strived to do the best. He has been involved in the emergency services field and had a strong love for helping out in the community. Cliff worked his way up from being a backyard mechanic when he lived down Boyt road with his family.  Over the years he was involved with different ambulance companies. Eventually found his passion which was Ambulance sales. Cliff met so […]

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Teddi Lanette Roberts
July 25, 1945 - April 19, 2022

Teddi Lanette Roberts, 76, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022. She was born July 25, 1945, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Geneva Mabel Peterson and Wyatt Hull. Teddi was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was the big sister that watched out for all of her siblings from the time she was a teenager. She always made sure the family gathered together and kept in touch with each other, even though some lived in other states. Many people were touched by her giving heart, and she would not take “no” for an answer. She started her career a little later in life than most. She graduated Lamar University’s Nursing program to be an LVN in 1984. After receiving her RN degree in 1995, she worked in home health care most of her career assisting the sick and elderly, which was her joy in life. She was loving, […]

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Corene Dugas Yingling
June 13, 1923 - April 17, 2022

Mary Corene Dugas Yingling, 98, of Stowell, died Sunday, April 17, 2022, at the Arboretum of Winnie. She was born June 13, 1923, in Fannett, to Josephine Holst Craigen and Leo Edward Craigen. Mary was a faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Winnie. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting blankets. She was also an excellent seamstress and made clothes for her loved ones. Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, mom, and grandma. Survivors include her children, Alice Simon and husband, Alvin, of Winnie; Trudy Harrington and husband, Johnny, of Orange; and Roger Dugas and wife, Darlene, of Devers; grandchildren, Roger Dugas; Lynn Dugas; Misty Orta and husband, Mike; Wendy Alonso and husband, Omar; Jamie Harrington; and Tonya Vines and husband, Jeff; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorene Wagner and Mary Ellen Daigle, both of Fannett; sister-in-law, Thelma Lowe, of Nome; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives […]

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Kinsley Anne Nevils
April 11, 2022 - April 11, 2022

Kinsley Anne Nevils was born on April 11, 2022, to Naomi Michelle Ellis and Rhett Matthew Nevils. Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Tony Ellis, of Winnie; Carole Smith, of Horseshoe Bay; Clint Nevils, of Nederland; Amber Lee, of Stowell; great-grandparents, Nancy Ellis, of Vidor; Joe and Carmen Lee, of Stowell; and Debbie and Jeff Nevils, of Nederland; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other loving relatives and friends. Kinsley’s cremation arrangements will be under the direction of Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Beverly Devillier Kiker
June 10, 1941 - April 3, 2022

Beverly Devillier Kiker, 80, of Winnie, died Sunday, April 3, 2022. She was born June 10, 1941, in Goose Creek, Texas, to Addie Maggie Lee Cole and Herman Bird Bice. The youngest of four children, she was raised in the Sun Oil Camp in Winnie where she made many lifelong friends and memories. Growing up in a Christain home, they spent many years gathering and singing gospel music together.  Beverly loved baking with her sisters and had a love for writing poetry. She attended East Chambers High School and was a graduate in the class of 1959. She was loved by her peers and held many accomplishments in high school. Some of them included class officer, nominated most beautiful, and head cheerleader. There she met her first love, Sammy Devillier. They were married December 5, 1957. Together they had three children, Kyle, Yale, and Jill. She was a stay at […]

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Georgia Mae Sullivan
November 7, 1928 - March 29, 2022

Georgia Mae Sullivan, 93, died Tuesday, March 29, 2022. She was born November 7, 1928, in Nederland, to Julia and Ira Phillips. Her many aliases include “Mom”, “Aunt JoJo”, “Georgia Mae”, “Grans”, “Granny”, “GrannyLake”, and “Jo”. She and her husband, Lake, were from Winnie and High Island. They married when Georgia was fifteen. They spent years in many small towns south of I-10, while Lake worked in the oil fields. In 1968, they moved to Baytown and then to Dayton. As the grandkids were born, the grandchildren and their friends were her focus. She was caring, generous, and loving. She loved music, loved company, wanted everyone to drink tea, have a snack with her, and she never missed her weekly hair appointment, which the family always teased her about. In her 90’s, she needed nursing care and stayed in a nursing facility in Groves near Kharylake and his wife, Adriann […]

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Michelle Renee Jordan
May 23, 1980 - March 22, 2022

Michelle Renee Jordan, 41, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022. She was born May 23, 1980, in Galveston, to Lydia Charlene Aaron Reed and Billy Stevens Reed. Survivors include her fiancé, Jay Brayton, of Beaumont; parents, Lydia and Billy Reed, of Winnie; children, Hunter Jordan and wife, Savanna, of Dickinson, and Kylei Fregia, of Fannett; grandchildren, Hazel Jordan and Jasper Jordan; brother, Steven Reed and wife, Ashley, of Fannett; and many extended family members, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Evis and Bernice Marcotte. Ms. Jordan’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussards, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

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Tracey Marie Fontenot
July 11, 1966 - March 22, 2022

Tracey Marie Fontenot, 55, of Winnie, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born July 11, 1966, in Houston. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Fontenot, of Winnie; former husband and father of her son, Henry Gonzalez; son, Anthony Jacob Gonzalez; brother, Alan Wiles, all from Houston; and numerous extended family, nieces, and nephews. A gathering for Mrs. Fontenot’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Joel Emiliano Hernandez
July 15, 1958 - March 21, 2022

Joel Emiliano Hernandez, 63, of Port Arthur, died Monday, March 21, 2022, at Houston Methodist Hospital. He was born July 13, 1958, in Queretaro, Mexico, to Irinea Sanchez and Juan Hernandez. Joel enjoyed gardening and working out and was known for his encouraging words and motivational writings. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Hernandez; children, Esperanza Hernandez; and Juan Hernandez and fiancé, Alexis Barajas; grandchildren, Julio C. Delgado II and Cesar J. Delgado; siblings, Ascension Hernandez and wife, Berta; Rodrigo Hernandez and wife, San Juanita; Sele Hernandez; and Felipe Hernandez and wife, Lupe; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Isaias E. Delgado; and siblings, Gregorio Hernandez and Florencia Sanchez. A gathering of Joel’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March […]

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Bruce Lever Mitchell
September 6, 1949 - March 10, 2022

Bruce Lever Mitchell, 72, of Winnie, died Thursday, March 10, 2022, at The Riceland Medical Center, Winnie. He was born September 6, 1949, of Oxnard, California, to Dolores Jean Sammann Mitchell and James Lever Mitchell, Jr. Bruce was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his wife of twenty-five years, Joan Mitchell, of Winnie; children, Chris Mitchell and wife, Heidi, of Washington State; Jamie Banaszewski and husband, Matthew, of North Pole, Alaska; Melissa Mitchell, of Washington State; Genny Kovacevich and husband, Kevin, of Dickinson; Jamie Pickens and husband, Rusty, of Texas City; and Brian Cook; ten grandchildren; sister, Cindy Schardt and husband, Mike; best friends, Cindy and Mike Slay; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jeffery Mitchell. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Mitchell will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, […]

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Ann Campbell
November 14, 1952 - March 8, 2022

Delma Ann Campbell, 69, of Fannett, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022. She was born November 14, 1952, in Kilgore, to Pauline and Delmar Gaby. She is survived by husband of over twenty-six years, John Campbell; son, John Ryan Campbell, both of Fannett; sisters, Joy McDaniel and husband, Mike, of Winnie and Terri Charles, of Houston; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be especially missed by her faithful feline companions, Big Bob, Little Bob and Fred. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Karen Wallace. She will be lovingly remembered by all the 3rd graders and co-teachers at China Elementary where she taught school until her retirement in 2012. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Ann’s caregivers, Joyce Mannon, Flavia Muller, and Jassette Castro and special friends, Robert and Belinda Breaux. A gathering of Ms. Campbell’s family […]

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Audrey Lee Williams
November 12, 1939 - February 23, 2022

Audrey Lee Williams, 82, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation, Beaumont. She was born on November 12, 1939, to Marie Aline East Leger and Simon Leger, in LaBelle. Audrey graduated from South Park high school and completed her associates degree from Lamar University in 1960. She retired from Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute in 2003 after twenty-five years of service as an x-ray technician. Audrey was a caring and kindhearted soul. As the elder of five children, she instinctively tended to the care and needs of her siblings, children and grandchildren. She volunteered at the Alanon rehab and addiction treatment center. She was an adventurous spirit who loved to travel with her family and friends. She enjoyed toiling in her garden, loved flowers and reading a good book. Survivors include her son, Mark Steven Traylor and his wife, Stacy; daughter, Tracy Lynn Hughes Doguet; […]

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Mary Comeaux
June 25, 1946 - February 21, 2022

Mary Helen Comeaux, 75, of Winnie, died Monday, February 21, 2022. She was born June 25, 1946, in Beaumont, to Helen B. Skinner Hooks and Perry R. Hooks. Mary retired from Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont after over thirty years of service as a nurse. She had a passion for animals and fishing and enjoyed cooking. Mary will be remembered as a loving mother and Maw Maw. Survivors include her son, Bryan Comeaux and wife, Michelle, of Spring; grandchildren, Breanna and Marissa Comeaux; “daughter”, Michelle Bolenbaucher and husband, Jeff, of Bevel Oaks; grandchild, Caleb Bolenbaucher; sister-in-law, Christine Comeaux and husband, Arthur; nephew, Ben Penton and wife, Jenna; and grandchildren, Demi and Davis Penton; nieces and nephews, Melanie Alexander and husband, Dan, of Georgetown; Tina Springer;  Robin Mitchell Roger; David Hannah; D.J. Dillon; Amber Mitchell; Shannon Mitchell; and Shamber Simmons; and grandchildren, Michelle and Jack Alexander. She is preceded in […]

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Avery “Boss Hogg” Guillory, Jr.
February 19, 1951 - February 20, 2022

Avery “Boss Hogg” Guillory, Jr., 71, of Winnie, died Sunday, February 20, 2022. He was born February 19, 1951, in Beaumont, to Cora Riggs Guillory and Avery Guillory, Sr. Boss Hogg was an alumnus of George Washington Carver School. He had a strong work ethic and served with many companies throughout the years such as DuPont, Timco, and Joe Rental Tools. His most recent employer was CMT Trucking where he was a truck driver for many years. Boss Hogg loved to play dominoes and go to the casinos. He was known for his sausage links, cracklins, and boudain. Above all else, he will be remembered for being a loving and caring man. He never met a stranger and once you met him, you could never forget him. Survivors include his daughters, Andrea Guillory, of Winnie and Veronica Hale and husband, Robert; son, Marcus Guillory, of Lafayette, Louisiana; grandchildren, Deondric and […]

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Melba Williams
October 9, 1951 - February 16, 2022

Melba Williams, 70, of Winnie, died Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at The Arboretum of Winnie. She was born October 9, 1951, in Beaumont, to Clara Melancon LeLeux and Newman J. LeLeux. Survivors include her sisters, Carolyn Breaux, of Carencro, Louisiana and Joyce Bradley, of Town Bluff; stepsister, Jackie Fox, of Hamshire; stepbrother, Ricky Cravy; stepmother, Annie Dell LeLeux, both of Winnie; stepston, Joey Williams; sister-in-law, Pat Craigen, of Fannett; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe H. Williams, Sr.; brother, Glenn Leleux; stepson, Michael Williams; and stepbrother, Charlie Cravy. A gathering of Mrs. Williams’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Williams will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Her inurnment will take place at Fairview […]

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Larry James Devillier, Sr.
August 13, 1936 - February 11, 2022

Larry James Devillier, Sr. of Winnie, passed away at the age of 85 on February 11, 2022, under the care of Kindred Hospice at the Arboretum of Winnie. Larry was born on August 13, 1936, in Rayne, Louisiana to Mildred Arceneaux and John Oscar Devillier. He was the oldest of their four children. When Larry was 10 years old, the Devillier family moved to Winnie to begin what would become decades of farming rice. Larry attended East Chambers from 4th grade on to his graduation in 1955. Larry’s first memories of starting school in Texas after attending Catholic School in Louisiana was that his classmates wore something called “blue jeans”. Larry and his brothers were outfitted in sailor pants and knickers! After several attempts, his mother Mildred finally got it right….the Devillier boys had “Texas blue jeans”! Larry participated and lettered in football, baseball, basketball, track and tennis, as was […]

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Betty Ann Conner Myers
July 2, 1936 - February 10, 2022

Betty Ann Conner Myers, 85, of Winnie, died Thursday, February 10, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur surrounded by her family. She was born July 2, 1936, in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, to Virginia Landry Conner and Oday Conner. Betty loved Cajun music and dancing and she liked traveling. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo. She was known to be a great cook and for her love of pets, hers and strays. Betty was fluent in French, and she loved to visit with company. Above all else, she adored her family. Betty had a recent revelation with Jesus. Survivors include her children, Pamela Billings, of Bridge City; Eugene Myers, Jr., of Baytown; Paula Theriot and husband, Chuck, of Bridge City; Phyllis Breaux and husband, Gary, of Orangefield; and Vanessa Hoffpauir, of Vidor; grandchildren, Katrina; Billy Bob; Ashley; Michael; Storm; Chloe; Logan; and Dustin; great-grandchildren, Bailey; Allie; […]

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Elizabeth Phelps
December 31, 1939 - February 4, 2022

Elizabeth Ann Duhon Phelps, 82, of Winnie, died Friday, February 4, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born December 31, 1939, in Hamshire, to Ada Bertrand Duhon and Joseph Octa Duhon. The word ‘Matriarch’ in the dictionary is defined as, “a woman who is the head of a family or a tribe”, and what a tribe we have. There is no better word to describe this wonderful woman. Elizabeth was a first-generation college graduate who inspired her children to follow in her footsteps. To those of us that got to call her Meme, she was storyteller; an eye drier; relentless encourager; Bible reader; wooden spoon grabber; hard loving Meme; and a prayer woman of God. She knew the Bible front to back and could quote a verse at any time, for anything. She used to tell us about Heaven and what it would be like […]

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Neva Brinson
May 1, 1939 - February 4, 2022

Neva Rose Brinson, 82, of Winnie, died Friday, February 4, 2022, at Riceland Medical Center, Winnie. She was born May 1, 1939, in Kaplan, Louisiana, to Ina Trahan Galley and August Galley. Survivors include her children, Alan Simon and wife, Cathy; Michael Simon and wife, Peggy; and Carri Wilson, all of Winnie; grandchildren, Joseph Gregory Simon and wife, Monica; Cassandra Lee Simon and husband, Josh Bland; and Nataleigh Rose Wilson; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Alcide Galley; Clifton Galley and wife, Sandie; Jean Prickett; and Frances Bishop. She is preceded in death by her parents; two children; and three siblings. A gathering of Ms. Brinson’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. By attending any public event, you are acknowledging the risk of exposure […]

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Brian Hoffpauir
April 17, 1971 - February 1, 2022

David “Brian” Hoffpauir, 50, of Hamshire, died Tuesday, February 1, 2022. He was born April 17, 1971, in Winnie, to Georgia Mae Hoffpauir and Thomas Edward Cameron. Survivors include his sister, Tina Workman and husband, Robert, Jr., of Tampa, Florida; paternal grandmother, Ethelene Trahan, of Winnie; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Brueske; Kristina Workman; Robert Workman III; Kristen Wright; and Amanda Jones; nine great-nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members. He is preceded in death by his parents, Georgia and Thomas Cameron; grandparents, Ida Mae Hodges, David Hoffpauir; and John Trahan. A gathering of Mr. Hoffpauir’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. Memorial contributions may be made to The […]

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Foster Evans
December 8, 1942 - January 30, 2022

Foster Jane Evans, daughter of the late James “Choke” McGilbra and Doris Foster was born, December 8, 1942, in Midway, Texas. She was known to many as “Moma Jane”. Foster attended and graduated Albert Lee High School in Midway, Texas. She would later meet and marry Jessie Billy Evans. Together they had 4 children, Jesse Leon, Linda Kay, Brenda Kay, and Prince Fitzgerald Evans. Foster Jane “Moma Jane”, was very well known in the Stowell community and Winnie Stowell Church of Christ, as a member, where she remained faithful until her death. After her husband’s passing in 1968, she remained a faithful widower to the Evan’s family, never remarrying. For over 45 years, she and her best friend, younger sister, Willie Mae, also known as Will to many, has been inseparable roommates, living together, as two sisters should when you are single and love each other as family, as the […]

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David Benoit
September 25, 1951 - January 26, 2022

The family of David Paul Benoit invites you to celebrate the life of their beloved David Paul who gained his wings Wednesday, January 26, 2022. David is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Joyce Royer Benoit, who made their home in Winnie, Texas; son, Chad Benoit and wife, Kelli; grandson, Case; granddaughters, Callie and Colbie; and granddog, Rock, of Bastrop, Texas; daughter, Jill Benoit and granddog, Max, of Winnie, Texas; stepdaughter, Lori Hinze, of Austin, Texas; stepson, Donny Wood and wife, Jerri, of Winters, Texas; step-granddaughter, Annie Wood, of Lorton, Virginia; and extended family. A gathering of David’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with a funeral service celebrating his life at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. Memorial Contributions may be made to David’s most cherished organization, The International Fellowship of […]

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Bernard “Buddy” Renkema
June 6, 1936 - January 22, 2022

Bernard “Buddy” Renkema, 85, of Hamshire, died Saturday, January 22, 2022, at The Arboretum of Winnie. He was born June 6, 1936, in Hamshire, to Lois DeYoung Renkema and Peter Renkema. Buddy retired from Winnie Pipeline after twenty-five years of service as an instrument mechanic. He was a volunteer with the Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department since 1962. Buddy loved gardening and was well known for his gardens. Survivors include his wife, Artie Clubb Renkema, of Hamshire; children, Bernie Renkema Delaune and husband, Michael, of Winnie and Billy W. Renkema and wife, Shirley, of Victorville, California; grandchildren, Jason Bourque and wife, Karli; Cassidy Delaune; and Justin Banham; five step-grandchildren; great-grandchild, Ramsey Bourque; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; sister Henrietta Fabriguze; and brothers, Fred Renkema and wife, Liz and Charles Renkema and wife, Diane; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Peter Renkema and sister, Rose Barnes. […]

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Esperanza Chávez de Olalde
January 4, 1955 - January 9, 2022

Nació el 4 de Enero de 1955 en Jalpilla, Guanajuato. Vivió ahí hasta emigrar a Estados Unidos en 1998; en Victoria, TX por 7 años y en Winnie desde el 2005 hasta su llamado de Dios Padre el 9 de Enero del 2022 después de sobrellevar una larga batalla con falla renal. Mejor conocida como “Pera” por su familia y amigos se le recordará con una sonrisa en la cara y una fortaleza inmensa con cual usó para cuidar a sus hermanas y hermano al fallecer su mamá aún cuando ya tenía a dos pequeños. Usó esa misma fortaleza para ayudar a sacar adelante a sus 5 hijos. Fue alegre, trabajadora, cuidadora de todos los que la rodeaban y gran cocinera. Su mole siempre será recordado por su gran sabor y alegría que brindaba a las fiestas de sus seres queridos. Gracias a Dios que no la prestó 67 años. […]

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Estella LeDay
May 23, 1934 - January 7, 2022

Estella LeDay, 87, of Winnie, died Friday, January 7, 2022, at Riceland Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1934, in Mallet, Louisiana, now known as Lawtell, Louisiana, to Anastasia and Goldman Guillory. Estella was affectionately known as “Nan Sis” on her side of the family and as “Anastell” on her husband’s side. She enjoyed cooking and zydeco music. She especially loved the rose garden she had in front of her house. Survivors include her children, Anatole LeDay, Jr. and wife, Judy, of Rayne, Louisiana; Anthony LeDay and wife, Marie, of Beaumont; Michael LeDay and wife, Claudette, of San Diego, California; Daniel LeDay and wife, Faye, of Winnie; and Theresa LeDay-Freeman, of Dallas; grandchildren, Daphanie; Mia; Anatole III; Johnathan; Taneshah; Joseph; Danalicia; Gwendolyn; Shalandra; Aaron; Anthony; Alden; Alex; Denise; Jacquise; and JáReese; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sisters, Laura Guillory and Ella E. Fontenot. She is preceded in death by […]

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Geneva “Marie” Reagan
February 4, 1931 - January 6, 2022

Geneva “Marie” Phelps Reagan, 90, of Bradford, Arkansas, passed from this life to the next on Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was born February 4, 1931, in Hamshire, Texas, to the late Agnes Marie Grammier Phelps and Byron Dug Phelps. Marie loved flowers, especially pink antique roses, and she enjoyed selling antique glass at her shop. She loved her rosebush and when she moved from Texas, she brought it with her. The rosebush had been in her family for more than two hundred years. Marie and her husband Dolphe Lee “Hacksaw” Reagan were wed for forty-nine years and resided in Winnie, Texas. Survivors include her son, Dolphe Gene Reagan and wife, Tina, of Bradford, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Sandra Reagan, of Stowell, Texas; nine grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Agnes Marie and Byron […]

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