Erie “Laverne” Clotiaux

April 3, 1932 - December 2, 2021

Erie “Laverne” Clotiaux, 89, of Beaumont, died Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas Hospital – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born April 3, 1932, in Starks, Louisiana, to Lovane Pool and Wade Holland Poole.

She is survived by her son, Jimmy Alston and his wife, Tina; daughter, Pam Alston Gillette; grandchildren, Cain Pierce and his wife, Carol; Benjamin Pierce and his wife, Maranda; Brian Alston; Michael Alston; Daniel Alston; great-grandchildren, Reagan Alston, Trevor Alston, Hailey Alston, Blake Pierce, Nathan Pierce, Maddie Pierce, Jase Pierce; and many other family members and friends.

Erie is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Gene Alston; grandson, Martin Alston; siblings, Bobby Poole, Ray Poole, Adelia Price, Eva Oglesbee, and Irma Dunshie.

Her memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont. Her committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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Memorial Service

Westgate Memorial Baptist Church
  • 6220, Westgate Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • December 11, 2021
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (4)


    We loved your mom, my sweet aunt. I think it ran in the Poole girls. They were very special. Praying for you and the family today and always. Keep in contact. Love you all.

    Ann armstrong says:

    I am so sad at the passing of Erie. She was fun and even though I didn’t see her often, it was comforting to know she was there-one of the “sisters” of my mama. Now they’re all in heaven talking like always. Miss them all.

    Sabrina Burch says:

    It was a privilege to have known Miss Laverne. I loved reminiscing with her. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed! I pray that you find comfort in the. memories of your Mom may they bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face.

    Carol Corbin says:

    How fortunate I was to have had Laverne as my neighbor on Park Meadow Drive for more than twenty years. We shared some lunches and many a conversation, and I just enjoyed knowing she lived nearby. Laverne was a kind and gracious lady.

    With heartfelt condolences to all who cherished Laverne,

    Carol Corbin

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