Our Obituaries

Joyce Marie Dugas

August 18, 1931 - July 22, 2014

Joyce Marie Dugas, 82, of Port Arthur, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her home. She was born on August 18, 1931 in Port Arthur, Texas to Otto Provost and Margaret Angus Provost. Joyce was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur and member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. She was retired from Market Basket. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Levingston Funeral Home...
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Emily Noel Fruge

July 15, 1991 - July 21, 2014

Emily Noel Fruge, 23, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Texas Children Hospital in Houston, Texas. Emily was born July 15, 1991 in Nederland, Texas to Robert Allen Fruge and Terri Lyn Horn Fruge. She was a lifelong area resident and lifelong member of Park Central Church of Christ. Emily graduated in 2010 from Port Neches-Groves High School where she served as the manager of...
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Jo Ann Hardman

April 16, 1941 - July 20, 2014

Jo Ann Hardman 73, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Jo Ann was born April 16, 1941 in Port Neches, Texas to James Henry Mock and Opal Runnels Mock. She was a lifelong resident of Port Neches and an exquisite painter when she was young and a hairdresser. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Hardman and two of her children Kerry Glen Hardman...
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Verna Wallace

September 11, 1933 - July 17, 2014

Verna Wallace Verna Wallace, 80, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was born on September 11, 1933 in Welch, Louisiana to Ophie Bulley and Lessie Broussard Bulley. Verna had lived in Groves for 62 years and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Travis Cox...
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Angela Veronica Lavergne Dean

October 27, 1961 - July 13, 2014

Angela Veronica Lavergne Dean, 52, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Angela was born October 27, 1961 in Rayne, Louisiana to Isaac Lavergne and Olivia Dugas Lavergne. She was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of First Baptist Church in Port Neches. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at...
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Marie Daigle

October 28, 1925 - July 12, 2014

Marie "Manette" Daigle, 88, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born on October 28, 1925 in Loreauville, Louisiana to Adalbert and Amelie Broussard Crochet. Manette had lived in Port Arthur for over 70 years and was a member of the Catholic faith and a homemaker. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 16,...
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Natalie Cale Smith-Laws

December 7, 1975 - July 12, 2014

Natalie Cale Smith-Laws, 38, of Port Neches passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on December 7, 1975 in Houston, Texas to Sanford Dale Smith and Linda Wilkerson Smith. Natalie had lived in Port Neches for four years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Port Neches. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at...
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Michael St. Clair

December 28, 1952 - July 11, 2014

Michael "Mick" St. Clair, 61, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. He was born on December 28, 1952 in Yoakum, Texas to Finley David St.Clair and Ruthie Pruetz St. Clair. Mick was a lifelong area resident and musician. He played the bass guitar for Mark Chesnutt, Ray Price and many others. A celebration of life/memorial service will be...
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Thomas Roberts

December 26, 1950 - July 7, 2014

Thomas "Tommy" Roberts, 63, of Colmesneil, Texas passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Tommy was born December 26, 1950 in Port Arthur, Texas to Henry S. Roberts and Lucille Beaugh Roberts. He was a lifelong area resident before moving to Colmesneil 8 years ago. Tommy honorably served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his daughter, Sara Kelly of Dallas; two step-sons, J. W. Aylor and wife Danielle...
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Sandra Scott Wiggins

June 17, 1939 - June 30, 2014

Sandra Scott Wiggins, 75, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. Sandra was born June 17, 1939 in Dawson, Texas to Jesse Neal Scott and Eula Ballew Scott. She was a lifelong area resident, member of First Baptist Church of Groves, and the D.A.R. Survivors include her husband, Robert Wiggins, Sr. of Groves; daughter, Andrea Wiggins Miller...
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Eva Jo Hutto

October 7, 1928 - June 28, 2014

Eva Jo Hutto Eva Jo Hutto, affectionately known as "Little Jo" or "Me-Me" to her grandkids, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 28, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born on October 7, 1928 in Rusk County, Texas to Hubert and Bea Allie Black. Jo married Joe W. Hutto "Big Joe" on September 21, 1946. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Port Neches, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Mid...
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Jimmie C. Smith

May 17, 1927 - June 23, 2014

Jimmie C. Smith, 87, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, June 23, 2014. Jimmie was born May 17, 1927 in Port Arthur, Texas to James W. Peoples and Sarah Catherine Thorne Peoples. She was a lifelong area resident and member of First Baptist Church of Groves. Jimmie retired from Port Neches-Groves ISD after 17 years of service as a cafeteria worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo...
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Andrew H. Leger

December 3, 1916 - June 19, 2014

Andrew H. Leger, 97, of LaBelle, Texas passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. Andrew was born December 3, 1916 in LaBelle, Texas to Emile Leger and Ida Marie Guidry Leger. He was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and longtime member of LaBelle Baptist Church. Andrew retired from Jefferson County after 38 years in road maintenance. Survivors include his wife, Gaye Leger of LaBelle; three sons, Robert...
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Beatrice Wilkerson

August 22, 1923 - June 17, 2014

Beatrice Wilkerson, 90, of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away on June 17, 2014 in Frisco, Texas. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Levingston Funeral with Pastor Phil Sigman of Central Baptist Church, Port Arthur officiating. Graveside service will...
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Donald P. Hollier

August 15, 1951 - June 16, 2014

Donald P. Hollier, 62, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 at Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown. Donald was born August 15, 1951 in Port Arthur, Texas to Paul J. Hollier and Virgie Mae Hamilton Hollier. He was a lifelong area resident and member of the American Legion Post #0007. Donald proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He...
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Cary Matt

September 6, 1958 - June 14, 2014

Cary Matt, 55, of Bridge City, Texas passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at his home. He was born on September 6, 1958 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Steve and Freda Escagne Matt. Cary was raised in Port Arthur, moved to Round Rock, Texas for eight years and has lived in Bridge City for the last nineteen years. He was a member of the Cowboy Church in Orange, Texas and was employed by NALCO...
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Eula Mae Prevost

August 8, 1921 - June 14, 2014

Eula Mae Prevost Eula Mae Prevost, 92, of Bridge City, Texas passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on August 8, 1921 in Port Neches, Texas to August and Edith Langlinais Blanchard. Eula was a lifelong area resident and a homemaker. Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend...
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Carlos Alberto Nunez, Sr.

November 20, 1922 - June 12, 2014

Carlos Alberto Nunez, Sr., 91, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital. Carlos was born November 20, 1922 in Nacaome, Honduras to Pedro Nunez and Teodora Gomez. He was a resident of Port Arthur for 49 years and member of St. James Catholic Church. He was a merchant marine and retired after 40 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Maria Nunez...
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Les Armentor

September 3, 1929 - June 11, 2014

Les Amentor, 84, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care in Nederland, Texas. Les was born September 3, 1929 in Port Arthur, Texas to Felias Pete Armentor and Lorette Judice Armentor. He was a lifelong area resident and owner of Armentor's United Martial Arts for 51 years. He was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and also...
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William Gibson

April 11, 1942 - June 7, 2014

William C. "Bill" Gibson, 72, of Port Neches, Texas died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at his residence. Bill was born April 11, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Clarence H. Gibson and Marion E. Kunz Gibson. He was a resident of Port Neches for 49 years and a member of the Christian Faith. Bill retired from JK Chevrolet where he worked in the Paint & Body Department. He was also a US Navy...
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Billy Russell Roles

March 7, 1926 - June 6, 2014

Billy Russell Roles, 88, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 in Port Neches, Texas. Born March 7, 1926 to parents, Andrew and Mabel Roles of Charleston, WV. Bill left high school in his senior year to join the Army and was a member of the Blackhawk division from Charleston, WV, he served in the European Theatre, Japan, Philippines and Korea. After his service in 1946 he returned to school and...
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Laurie DeKerlegand Bethel

April 9, 1925 - May 31, 2014

Laurie DeKerlegand Bethel, 89, of Groves, Texas died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Laurie was born April 9, 1925 in Arnaudville, Louisiana to I. J. DeKerlegand and Odile Naquin DeKerlegand. She was a lifelong resident of the Port Arthur/Groves area and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was Owner and Operator of Royal Café in Port...
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John Beard

March 15, 1927 - May 29, 2014

John Beard, 87, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. John was born March 15, 1927 in Findlay, Ohio to Henry W. Beard and Eutimia Jiminez Beard. He was a resident of this area for 48 years and a retired 5th grade teacher from Port Neches-Groves ISD. John was a U. S. Army World War II veteran and member of VFW Post #4820. John was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Margaret ...
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Gladys Aline Carlquist

October 17, 1923 - May 22, 2014

Gladys Aline Carlquist, 90, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Gulf Health Care. Gladys was born October 17, 1923 in Port Arthur, Texas to John and Estelle Stewts and was a lifelong Port Arthur resident. She was a member of the United Methodist Temple, Wesley Sunday School Class, and volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Carl...
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Hazel Lack

February 1, 1925 - May 22, 2014

Hazel Lack, 89, of Port Neches, Texas died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at her residence. Hazel was born February 1, 1925 in Silsbee, Texas to Columbus "Lum" McGallion and Maggie Cunningham McGallion. She was a homemaker and a resident of Port Neches for 67 years. Hazel was an avid bowler and a member of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at...
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Vera Eloise Cartlidge

May 22, 1926 - May 21, 2014

Vera Eloise Cartlidge, 87, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee, Texas. Vera was born May 22, 1926 in Silsbee, Texas to James Wiley "Jim" Cunningham and Mae Bell Gore Cunningham. She was raised north of Silsbee near "Caney Head". Vera married Chester Ray Cartlidge on December 22, 1945 and lived in Groves, Texas for 60 years. She enjoyed...
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Agnes Rogers Stockman

November 2, 1909 - May 20, 2014

Agnes Rogers Stockman, 104, formerly of Port Arthur passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Heritage Nursing Home in Quitman, Texas. Agnes was born November 2, 1909 in Pollack, Louisiana to William E. Rogers and Minnie Lou Couch Rogers. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband of 81 years, Reverend Alvin B. Stockman, Sr. Before moving to Texas she was a longtime resident of Forest Hill,...
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F. L. Hill

June 26, 1930 - May 15, 2014

F. L. "Smitty" Hill Smitty Hill, 83, former football coach at Port Arthur Jefferson, San Angelo Central, Angelo State University, SFA, and New Mexico State, died peacefully Thursday evening. Born on June 26th, 1930 in El Paso Texas. Smitty Graduated from Beaumont High in 1948. He attended Lamar Tech and graduated in 1953. While at Lamar, Smitty played numerous positions and lettered five years...
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David Roger Fruge

May 16, 1948 - May 13, 2014

David "Roger" Fruge, 65, of Nederland, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. "Roger" was born May 16, 1948 in Iota, Louisiana to Ivan Lloyd Fruge and Clara Perry Fruge. He was a lifelong area resident and retired engineer from AT&T. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was preceded in death by his...
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Marion P. Danna

July 7, 1954 - May 13, 2014

Marion P. "Tex" Danna, 59 of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. "Tex" was born July 7, 1954 in Portland, Maine to Marion Paul Danna and Shirley Henderson Danna. He has been a resident of this area since 1972. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Machinery Technician 3rd Class after 20 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Danielle Danna of Groves, TX; mother, Shirley...
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Thomas Evans Wood

June 29, 1957 - May 10, 2014

Thomas E. "Tommy" Wood, 56, of Orangefield, Texas moved to his Heavenly home on May 10, 2014, getting there just in time to be with his mother on her first Mother's Day in Heaven. Tommy is celebrating being re-united, also, with his father and many other loved ones. He was born June 29, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas to Leonard Olney Wood and Verna Ethel Bodden Wood (Clifton). He lived in Port...
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James Robert Jones

October 12, 1922 - May 10, 2014

James Robert "Jimmy" Jones 91, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday May 10, 2014 at Magnolia Manor in Groves. James was born in Port Neches Texas on October 12, 1922 to Clyde Jones and Edna Choate Jones. He was a lifelong area resident and retired as a storeroom clerk from Atlantic Refinery which later became BP with 30 years of service. James was a veteran of WWII having served in the Army Air...
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Esther Henry Prince

August 26, 1915 - May 10, 2014

Esther Henry Prince Esther, 98, was born August 26, 1915 in Erath, Louisiana to Martine DuBois Henry and Arthie Henry. She left this earth May 10, 2014. Esther attended school in Jennings, Shreveport and Lake Charles, Louisiana before the family moved to Port Arthur where she graduated from Port Arthur High School in 1933. Esther worked at the Home Laundry until 1937 when she married the love of...
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Robin Prescott Wallace

November 8, 1962 - May 7, 2014

Robin Prescott Wallace, 51, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas after a long fought battle with health problems. Robin was born November 8, 1962 to her parents James E. Prescott, Jr. and Robyna Robin Prescott. She was a lifelong Groves resident and graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School where she was active in the band and other...
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Randall Hardy

October 22, 1956 - May 6, 2014

Randall C. "Randy" Hardy, 57, of Port Neches, Texas died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Randy was born October 22, 1956 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Chet E. Hardy and Lois Tiller Hardy. He was a resident of Port Neches for seven years and a member of the United Methodist Temple. Randy was the AVP Senior Loss Control Manager, Claims Vendor Management at QBE North...
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Francis Clyde Copp

October 2, 1943 - May 5, 2014

Francis Clyde Copp, 70, of Port Neches, Texas died Monday, May 5, 2014 at his residence. Francis was born October 2, 1943 in Corning, New York to Francis Copp and Helen Campbell Copp. Francis was a resident of this area for two years and a former four year resident of Waco, Texas. He was a retired Glass Maker with Corning Ware. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Copp and two...
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Harry George Montgomery

December 18, 1949 - May 2, 2014

Cosmic cowboy, troubadour, golfer, and lover of learning and higher education, Harry George Montgomery died in his home in Port Neches in the company of loved ones on May 2, 2014. He was a hippie and a bureaucrat; the good kind… of both. He loved telling the truth, especially as he saw it. He did not suffer fools, and made many friends for life. He never met a stranger. He was born to...
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Robert E. Dill

October 3, 1923 - April 27, 2014

Robert E. Dill, 90, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Robert was born October 3, 1923 in Port Arthur, Texas to Luther Taylor Dill and Naomi Parker Dill. He was a lifelong area resident and graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School. After World War II, he continued his education with a BS Degree from Texas A&M University and...
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William M. Watkins

September 20, 1935 - April 24, 2014

William M. Watkins, 78, of Groves, Texas died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Pelican Bay Assisted Living in Beaumont, Texas. William was born September 20, 1935 in Hardy, Arkansas to William B. Watkins and Esther Holder Watkins. He was a resident of Groves for 53 years and retired from Sabine Pilots as Office Manager. He was a member of Procter Baptist Church and was also a US Navy Veteran. ...
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Mary Ann LaCroix

September 24, 1931 - April 14, 2014

Mary Ann LaCroix, 82, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at Magnolia Manor in Groves. She was born on September 24, 1931 in Orange, Texas to Amede and Edna Borel Guidry. She was a longtime area resident and member of St. Peter's Catholic Church where she was also a Eucaristic Minister and member of the Alter Society. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 1,...
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Carrell Lay, Jr.

March 1, 1932 - April 11, 2014

Bill passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 11, 2014 in Groves, Texas. He was born March 1, 1932, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Carrell William Lay Sr. and Bertha Irene Bovee Lay and had one sister, Mary Lay Ponder, whom all preceded him in death. Bill graduated from Port Neches High School in 1950 where he played football for the Port Neches Indians. Prior to graduation he earned his Eagle...
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Patricia Ann Belanger

July 4, 1933 - April 11, 2014

Patricia Ann Belanger Patricia Ann Belanger, born July 4, 1933, went to rest peacefully in God's arms on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:27 A.M. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. "Bud" Belanger, son Darrel Belanger, daughter and son-in-law Diane and Rock Fitch, who will cherish her loving memory along with two grandchildren, Adrien Vanderwalt and Joel Carter, two great-granddaughters,...
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Matthew Allen, Jr.

September 27, 1923 - April 10, 2014

Matthew "Pat" Starr Allen, Jr. Matthew "Pat" Starr Allen, Jr. of Groves passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. He was born on September 27, 1923 in Forest, Mississippi to Matthew Star Allen, Sr. and Gladys McVey Allen. Pat had lived in Groves for 60 years and was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Groves. He was also a member of Masonic...
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Robbie Lee Abshere

September 2, 1932 - April 8, 2014

Robbie Lee Abshere, 81, of Port Neches, Texas died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at her residence. Robbie was born September 2, 1932 in Kountze, Texas to Fredrick Cody Kimmey and Laura Lee Nicar Kimmey. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area. Robbie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Port Neches, United Methodist Women, and Fidelis Sunday School Class. She also served...
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Minnie Barbra Morvent

February 11, 1920 - April 7, 2014

Minnie Barbra Morvent, 94, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. Minnie was born February 11, 1920 in Port Arthur, Texas to Lynn Merwin and Dora Weidman Merwin. She was a lifelong area resident and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Allie Morvent, one sister...
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Jimmy Vincent Middendorf

February 1, 1958 - April 5, 2014

Jimmy Vincent Middendorf, 56, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on February 1, 1958 to Jacob Middendorf and Loretta Middendorf. Jimmy graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 1976. He was preceded in death by his mother, Loretta Middendorf and by his father, Jacob Middendorf. He is survived by his sisters, Linda Faye Middendorf of...
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Frank Joseph Quintero

September 10, 1969 - April 5, 2014

Frank Joseph Quintero Frank Joseph Quintero, 44, of Port Arthur, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Lewisville, Texas. He was born on September 10, 1969 in Port Arthur, Texas to Mary Frances Arriola Derise. Frank was a life long area resident and an accountant with Oncology of Houston. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves...
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Kenneth G. Tomlin

April 15, 1935 - April 5, 2014

Kenneth G. Tomlin Kenneth G. Tomlin, 78, of Groves passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his home. He was born on April 15, 1935 to Jesse and Caron Lout Tomlin. Kenneth had lived in this area for 63 years and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was retired from Bruce's Market Basket as a meat cutter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St....
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Jeanette Roth Hendrix

September 19, 1926 - April 4, 2014

Jeanette Roth Hendrix Jeanette Roth Hendrix, 87, of Groves passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Port Arthur Community Home. She was born on September 19, 1926 in Slagle, Louisiana and raised by her parents, Lonnie and Muriel Miller. Jeanette lived in Groves and was a 1944 graduate of Port Neches Groves High School. She lived in Livingston, Texas many years before moving back to Groves a few...
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Louis Charles Martin

July 14, 1926 - April 3, 2014

Louis Charles "L.C." Martin, 87, of Groves, Texas passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. L.C. was born July 14, 1926 in Bayou Chicot, Louisiana to Leonard Martin and Elizabeth West Martin. He was a resident of this area for 65 years and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. L.C. was a Maintenance Supervisor at Texaco with 35 years of service and...
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Francis Diane Nichols

November 17, 1955 - April 3, 2014

Francis "Diane" Nichols, 58, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Diane was born November 17, 1955 in Crocket, Texas to Joe Dan Gilson and Francis Speaker Gilson. She was an area resident for 35 years. Survivors include her three step-sons, Wade Hampton Nichols, III and wife Debbie of Kirbyville, Brett Nichols and wife Kelly...
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Dorothy Ann Short

July 24, 1928 - April 1, 2014

Dorothy Ann Preston Short, age 85, passed away April 1, 2014. She was a loving wife to husband, Bill, and a wonderful mother to her two sons, Jerry and Michael. Her family was her greatest priority and joy in life. Dorothy was raised on a farm in Burkburnett, Texas, where her father operated a dairy, which later evolved into a creamery operation known as Preston Dairy Products. Her father...
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Jacqueline Ann Terrier

October 2, 1946 - April 1, 2014

Jacqueline Ann Terrier, 67, of Cypress, Texas died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her residence in Cypress, Texas. Jacqueline was born October 2, 1946 in Port Arthur, Texas to Albert Roy Lovett and Gloria Louvenia Bush Lovett. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches with Reverend Paul Boughan officiating. Entombment will follow...
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Pete B. Wells

December 20, 1923 - March 31, 2014

Pete B. Wells, 90, of Port Neches, Texas died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Pete was born December 20, 1923 in Newton County, Texas to Peter B. Wells and Olar Ashmore Wells. He was a lifelong resident of this area and a retired Operator with Aware Engineering. Pete was also a US Army Veteran. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4, 2014...
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Fred Lee Manganice, Sr.

January 21, 1930 - March 30, 2014

Fred Lee Manganice, Sr., 84, of Groves passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 21, 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas to Frank and Betty Manganice. Fred was a lifelong area resident and retired as a Supervisor from Texaco after 36 years of service. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Donnie...
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Norma Rae Roffman

November 18, 1925 - March 29, 2014

Norma Rae Davis Roffman 88, of Port Neches passed away Saturday March 29, 2014 at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont. Norma was born in Port Neches on November 18, 1925 to Leroy Davis and Zelda Ward Davis. She was a lifelong resident of Port Neches and a secretary for Pure Oil Co. and the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Port Neches serving on many committees...
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Verna Rae Wood Clifton

June 28, 1927 - March 28, 2014

Verna Ethel Wood Clifton was born on June 28, 1927 to Thomas Bennie and Verna Eglantine Bodden, in George Town, Grand Cayman. She moved to her Heavenly home on March 28, 2014. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard "Olney" Wood, and they had three children – Leonard, Tommy and Verna. She was also preceded in death by her second husband Charles "Charlie" Clifton, Sr. ...
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Louise Minette Sharp

February 11, 1940 - March 26, 2014

Louise Minette Sharp, 74, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Louise was born February 11, 1940 in Port Arthur, Texas to Marshall Sharp and Lillie Minette Jones Sharp. She was a lifelong resident of Groves and retired from Unocal as a lab technician. Survivors include her brother, Dan Young of Beaumont, TX; cousin, Gail...
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James Henry Berwick, Sr.

December 3, 1953 - March 25, 2014

James Henry Berwick, Sr., 60, of Port Neches, Texas died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. James was born December 3, 1953 in Port Arthur, Texas to Frank Berwick and Nancy Stanley Berwick. He was a lifelong area resident and a Boilermaker with Echo Maintenance. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Levingston Funeral...
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Diane Lynn Stokes

April 1, 1960 - March 23, 2014

Diane Lynn Stokes, 53, of Groves, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was born to Arthur and Shirley Stokes in Omaha, Nebraska, and had been a resident of Groves since 1972. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Stokes of Groves; daughters, Crystal Edgar and Alicia Pinder both of Groves; son, Robert Stokes of Groves; sisters, Debbie Palermo and Cindy Ford both of Groves and Cheryl Vera of Katy;...
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Patricia Anne Tamplin

July 22, 1945 - March 23, 2014

Patricia Anne Tamplin, 68, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Patricia was born July 22, 1945 in Beaumont, Texas to Howard Taylor and Mildred Ingram Taylor. She was a resident of Port Neches for 30 years and a retired Teacher with Bridge City ISD with 35 years of service. Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m...
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Milton Salvo Bernauer

March 25, 1918 - March 18, 2014

Milton Salvo Bernauer, 95, formerly of Bridge City and Port Arthur, Texas passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at The Concierge in Houston, Texas. He was born on March 25, 1918 in Morgan City, Louisiana to George and Irma Ditch Bernauer. Milton retired from Texaco as a payroll supervisor after 42 years of service. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at The Methodist...
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Carolyn Mills

July 11, 1932 - March 13, 2014

Carolyn C. "Kitty" Savoie Mills Carolyn C. "Kitty" Savoie Mills, 81, of Lumberton, Texas passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. She was born on July 11, 1932 in Peason, Louisiana to Emmett and Gladys Duplissey Mills. Kitty was retired as a realtor from Beaumont Real Estate. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Levingston...
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Jeff Allan DeCuir

June 13, 1959 - March 11, 2014

Jeff A. DeCuir, 54, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Jeff was born June 13, 1959 in Port Arthur, Texas to Ronald DeCuir and Shirley Hulin DeCuir. He was a lifelong area resident and member of First Baptist Church Groves. Jeff was employed as a process operator at Motiva refinery. His favorite pastimes were singing, playing...
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Kirby King, Jr.

April 25, 1929 - March 10, 2014

Kirby "Doc" King, Jr., 84, of Port Neches, Texas died Monday, March 10, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Kirby was born April 25, 1929 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Kirby King, Sr. and Lavelle Winders King. He was a 50 year resident of this area and a retired Foreman at Dupont Beaumont with 30 years of service. Kirby was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Nederland where he...
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Verda Racca

December 26, 1930 - March 10, 2014

Verda Racca, 83, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Verda was born December 26, 1930 in Meaux, Louisiana to Ernest Abshire and Eda Touchet Abshire. She was a resident of Groves for 58 years and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Verda retired from Port Neches –Groves ISD as a cafeteria worker. Survivors include her husband, Edes Racca of Groves; three...
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Charles E. Cedars

April 28, 1929 - March 10, 2014

Charles E. Cedars, 84, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Charles was born April 28, 1929 in Port Arthur, Texas to Edgar Cedars and Mary Kaspar Cedars. He was a lifelong area resident and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He retired as a supervisor from Gulf/Chevron refinery and served 4 years in the U.S. Air...
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Robert Earl Arens

November 22, 1950 - March 7, 2014

Robert Earl "Little Bob" Arens 63, of Port Neches, Texas passed away on Friday March 7, 2014 at his residence. Robert was born on November 22, 1950 in DeQuincy Louisiana to Ralph Arens and Sybil Austin Arens. He was a lifelong resident of Port Neches and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Sybil and Ralph Arens, mother and father-in-law Clarence and...
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Juanita Hutchinson

February 13, 1926 - March 7, 2014

Juanita Hutchinson 88, of Fannett passed away on Friday March 7, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Juanita was born February 13, 1926 in Port Arthur, Texas to Arthur E. Reeve and Gertrude Hudson. She was a retired Medical Professional and a Lifelong resident of the Fannett area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fannett. Juanita was preceded in death by her...
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Betty S. Brooks

July 14, 1927 - March 2, 2014

Betty S. Brooks, 86, of Mauriceville, Texas passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. Betty was born July 14, 1927 in Converse, Louisiana to Gandy Shoalmire and Jessie Sherwood Shoalmire. She was a resident of Bridge City for 37 years before moving to Mauriceville four years ago. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville and a wonderful homemaker. Betty was preceded in death by her son,...
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Willie W. Long

April 28, 1919 - March 1, 2014

Willie W. Long 94 of Port Arthur passed away on Saturday March 01, 2014 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee, Texas. Willie was born April 28, 1919 in West Point, Mississippi to Wing Key Long and Willie Ada Allen Long. He was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur and a 32 degree Mason and life member of the Cosmopolitan Lodge #872 in Port Arthur. Willie served in WWII with the Army 99th Infantry...
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Mary Mary Patino

May 3, 1933 - February 28, 2014

Mary Patino, 80, of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014, at ICON Hospital in Humble, Texas. Mary was born May 3, 1933, in Grand Cayman to Henry and Verona Jackson. She was the youngest of five children. She moved to Port Arthur when she was 19 years old, later taking her first job at the Sabine Theatre where her love of the movies stayed with her all of her life. On April 30...
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Leah Anne Lister

October 6, 1943 - February 25, 2014

Leah Anne Guidry Lister, 70, of Beaumont, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at her home. She was born on October 6, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to John and Adele Sehon Guidry. Leah Anne was a lifelong area resident and was a 1961 graduate of Port Neches Groves High School. She had been a social worker for over 20 years, serving with Group Care Home Health Services for 10 years and...
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John Raggio

July 16, 1931 - February 24, 2014

John "Bill" Raggio, 82, of Nederland, Texas passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. John was born July 16, 1931 in Port Arthur, Texas to John E. Raggio and Margaret Workman Raggio. He was a lifelong area resident and attended Magnolia Assembly of God Church. He retired as an operator after 41 years of service from Texaco Chemical and was a retired member of OCAW. Survivors include his wife of 63...
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James Clay Campbell

October 4, 1951 - February 23, 2014

James "Clay" Campbell, 62, of Port Arthur, Texas died Sunday, February 23, 2013 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Clay was born October 4, 1951 in Glendale, California to Edward Holland Campbell and Marietta Lee O'Donnell Campbell. He was a Body Man at Sandifer's Collision and a resident of this area for 30 years. Clay was the "Road Captain" for Harley Davidson Cowboy...
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Gloria Ann Broussard

April 19, 1949 - February 22, 2014

Gloria Ann Broussard, 64, of Groves, Texas passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. Gloria was born April 19, 1949 in Port Arthur, Texas to Robert Broussard and Lillie Williams Broussard. She was a lifelong area resident and member of Val Verde Baptist Church. Survivors include her five sisters, Ella Broadus of Groves, Donna Rider of Toledo Bend, Brenda Blanton and husband Mark of Sour Lake,...
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Wilton Golmon

October 8, 1937 - February 19, 2014

Reverend Wilton Golmon, 76, of Groves, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. He was born in Smithdale, Mississippi on October, 8, 1937 to Elva and Nora Golmon. Wilton graduated from Morris Hill High School and later attended Copaih Lincoln Community College and Jacksonville Baptist College and Seminary. He retired from North End Baptist Church in Port...
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Dan Davis Roy

June 13, 1942 - February 16, 2014

Dan Davis Roy, 71, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014. Dan was born June 13, 1942 in Fairfield, Alabama to Dan R. Roy and Marry Lucille Threcia Strong Roy. He was a resident of Groves for 23 years and retired as a plant manager of Spill Textile. Dan was a loving husband, father and Paw-Paw. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish and hunt. Survivors include his wife of 42...
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Jack Lundy

August 23, 1928 - February 16, 2014

Jack Lundy, 85, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Nederland, Texas. Jack was born August 23, 1928 in Andalusia, Alabama to George Willis Lundy and Lizzie Nowling Lundy. He was an area resident for 68 years and member of First United Methodist Church of Groves. He retired in 1975 from Atlantic Richfield as a merchant seaman with 30...
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Mattie Dora Martin

October 29, 1927 - February 16, 2014

Mattie Dora Martin Mattie Dora Martin, 86, of Groves, Texas passed away at her residence on Sunday, February 16, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born to Morgan and Lillian Lanier on October 29, 1927. Mattie graduated from Port Neches Groves High School in 1945. She worked at the Texaco "Island" where she met her husband, Louis Martin, of 66 years. She later worked for the PNGISD at West...
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Winfred E. Wright, Sr.

October 31, 1934 - February 13, 2014

Winfred E. Wright, Sr. 79, of Port Neches, Texas died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Winfred was born October 31, 1934 in Bronson, Texas to Luther Wright and Julia Parmer Wright. He was a resident of this area for 54 years and a retired Jefferson Chemical Lab Technician. He was a member of First United Methodist Church Port Neches and was also a Mason. ...
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Shirley Dean Jordan

March 29, 1940 - February 11, 2014

Shirley Dean Jordan, 73, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Shirley was born March 29, 1940 in Alabama to Leon I. Jordan and Inez Dean Jordan. She was a resident o f Groves for 65 years and member of First Baptist Church of Port Arthur. She was formerly employed as a bank clerk and later worked as the office manager of...
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James Norwood Latiolais

October 19, 1919 - February 10, 2014

James Norwood "Latch" Latiolais, 94, formerly of Groves, Texas died Monday, February 10, 2014. Norwood was born October 19, 1919 in Sulphur, Louisiana to Alexandre Latiolais and Ella Matte Latiolais. He was a resident of this area since 1923 and a retired Pipefitter/Welder at Arco with 30 years of service and a member of Pipefitters Local #195. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church...
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Melvin Patterson

January 6, 1925 - February 7, 2014

Melvin "M.B." Patterson, 89, of Groves passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Cypress Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born on January 6, 1925 in Wilburton, Oklahoma to Murt B. Patterson and Ruth Clawson Patterson. Melvin had lived in Groves since 1955 and was a member of the VFW in Port Neches and the American Legion in Port Arthur. He had served his country during...
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Mozelle Lee

February 14, 1922 - February 7, 2014

Mrs. Mozelle Lee Mozelle Lee, 91, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Magnolia Manor. She was born on February 14, 1922 in Corrigan, Texas to Walter and Dura Burks Jones. Mozelle lived in Corrigan, Texas for 35 years before moving to Houston for 15 years. She then moved to Spring, Texas where she was the owner of Lakeside Cafe. It was in Spring she spent most of the remainder...
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Richard Wayne Short, Sr.

January 16, 1950 - February 4, 2014

Richard "Rick" Wayne Short, Sr., 64, of Nederland, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Rick was a life long resident of Nederland, Texas and eldest son of Betty Short and the late Ebbie Short, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Crocker Short, his children, Richard Wayne Short, Jr. and wife Charisse and John Damon Short and wife Mandy, sister, Doris Marcontell and husband Mordie,...
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Teddy Quinton Park

October 6, 1933 - February 2, 2014

Teddy Quinton Park, 80, of Lake Charles, Louisiana died Sunday, February 2, 2014 in Beaumont, Texas. Services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Haven of Rest in Orange, Texas under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home Port Neches
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Armer Ree Kline

February 26, 1917 - February 2, 2014

Armer Ree "Marie" Kline, 96, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Cypress Glen Nursing Home in Port Arthur. Armer Ree was born February 26, 1917 in Nacogdoches, Texas to G. C. Feazell and Fannie Grigsby Feazell. She was a resident of Groves for 54 years and member of Procter Baptist Church. She retired as a cashier from Speirs Grocery. She was preceded in death by three...
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Jimmie L. Jenkinson

November 27, 1967 - February 1, 2014

Jimmie L. Jenkinson, 46, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. Jimmie was born November 27, 1967 in Port Arthur, Texas to John Wesley Jenkinson, Sr. and Marian Jones Jenkinson. He was a lifelong area resident and retired deputy from Jefferson County Sheriffs Department with over 20 years of service. He loved fishing, going out in his boat, to the beach, eating crawfish,...
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Douglas Walter Drawhorn

August 18, 1954 - January 30, 2014

Douglas Walter Drawhorn, 59, of Port Neches died Thursday, January 30, 2014 after a brief illness. Doug was born August 18, 1954. He was a 1972 graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School. He earned an associates degree in safety/fire and a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from Lamar University in 1982. He earned a masters degree in public health from Tulane University in 2003. ...
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John Carlton Reese

November 26, 1938 - January 26, 2014

John Carlton Reese, 75, of Groves went to be with the Lord on January 26, 2014 after a short illness. John was born November 26, 1938 in Caldwell, Texas to Ralph D. and Cora Lee Reese. He was retired from Neches Butane/Huntsman and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Port Neches, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2461 of Port Neches. John was a veteran of the United States...
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Preeti P. Nadkarni

October 6, 1949 - January 24, 2014

Preeti P. Nadkarni, 64, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. Preeti was born October 6, 1949 in Odupi, Karnataka, India to Janardhan Pai and K. Rohini Pai. She was a resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana and this area for 22 years. She was formerly employed as a bank officer with Syndicate Bank in India. She...
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Dr.Barnette E. J. Adams

June 16, 1925 - January 19, 2014

Dr. Joe passed away peacefully on January 19, 2014 at Calder Woods in Beaumont, Texas. Joe was born in Ashland, Kentucky on June 16, 1925. He moved with his family to Lakeland, Florida in 1940. Joe graduated from the University of Florida in 1943 and attended Tulane University School of Medicine where he graduated in 1947. While at Tulane he met the love of his life, Patricia (Pat) Worner. Pat...
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Leslie Paul Tanner

November 29, 1932 - January 18, 2014

Leslie "Paul" Tanner, 81, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital. Paul was born November 29, 1932 in Meridian, Mississippi to Leslie Tanner and Mildred Peron Tanner. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Central Baptist Church of Port Arthur. He was a retired maintenance foreman from Texaco. Paul was a member of Jefferson County...
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Betty Joyce Pedigo

September 25, 1934 - January 18, 2014

Betty Joyce Lott Pedigo, 81, of Groves passed away Saturday January 18, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. Joyce was born September 25, 1932 in Chester, Texas to William Ira Lott and Matilda Brack Lott. She was a resident of the Groves area for 62 years and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Groves where she served as a co-leader of the weekly Prayer Warrior Ministry...
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Debra Choate Bailey

March 15, 1955 - January 17, 2014

Debra Choate Bailey 58, of Groves passed away on Friday January 17, 2014. Debra was born March 15, 1955 in Port Arthur, Texas to Mabry J. Choate and Mildred Frances Gresham Choate. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Port Arthur. Debra was a lifelong resident of the area and worked as a Respirator Therapist at St. Mary Hospital in Port...
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Michael A. Stanley

December 31, 1954 - January 12, 2014

Michael A. Stanley, 59, of Port Acres, Texas died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Michael was born December 31, 1954 in San Augustine, Texas to Royce W. Stanley and Anita Rodarty Stanley. He was a lifelong resident of this area and a Truck Driver for Fleetwood Transportation. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Levingston...
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Andrew Jack Fox

April 5, 1929 - January 10, 2014

Andrew "Jack" Fox, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas died Friday, January 10, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Jack was born April 5, 1929 in Walnut Springs, Texas to Raleigh Fox and Mattie White Burt. He was a long time resident of this area and a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Port Neches. Jack was a retired Truck Driver for Leaman Chemical and a US Air Force Veteran. ...
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Donnie Fay Colburn

June 27, 1941 - January 4, 2014

Donnie Fay Colburn, 72, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Cypress Glen Nursing Home. Donnie Fay was born June 27, 1941 in Pitkin, Louisiana to Charlie Brack and Mary Dyson Brack. She was a resident of this area for the past 10 years and formerly lived in Baytown, Texas. She was a retired rental manager and member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her daughter,...
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Gillis Cole

April 9, 1942 - January 3, 2014

Gillis "Pat" Cole, 71, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, January 3, 2014. "Pat" was born April 9, 1942 in Louisiana to Gillis D. Cole and Carmen Hall Cole. He was a resident of Groves for 28 years and self employed owner of Groves Car Care. He was a longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Cole of Groves; two daughters, Appie Hall and husband Kristopher...
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