Our Obituaries

Marie Spencer

February 17, 1928 - October 21, 2014

Marie Spencer, 86, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Marie was born February 17, 1928 to Henry Sawyer and Ellenor Hassell Sawyer. She was a homemaker and lifelong area resident. She was also a member of the United Methodist Temple. Marie is survived by her husband of 66 years, Art Spencer of Port Arthur, TX; daughter, Susan...
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Lanelle Jean Rost

December 27, 1943 - October 18, 2014

Lanelle Jean Lavespere Rost, 70, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Gulf Health Care in Port Arthur. Lanelle was a born December 27, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to Watson Lavespere and Carrie Gossett Lavespere. She was a homemaker and lifelong area resident. She was preceded in death by her brother, James "Butch" Lavespere. Survivors include her three sons, Kenneth...
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Wayne Boo Hebert

June 21, 1943 - October 9, 2014

Mr. Wayne "Boo" Hebert, of Mid County, passed away on October 9, 2014 at home at the age of 71, surrounded by his family and friends. Wayne was born on June 21, 1943, to Melvin J. Hebert and Mavalena Foreman Hebert. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Gale Soileau Hebert, and his children, Tina Balsamo (husband Ronnie) and Marc Hebert. He is also survived by his grandchildren,...
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Martha Wilma Richards

August 20, 1927 - October 7, 2014

Martha Wilma Richards, passed away at home October 7, 2014 at 87 years of age. She was born August 20, 1927 in Pensacola, Florida, her mother was Wilma Van Pelt Morton, who died in childbirth, and her father was Thomas B. Morton. Martha was raised as a child in the family of Harry and Aunt Elsie Morton Adams. Martha finished high school at Pensacola High and worked as a secretary for a paper mill...
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Waltraut McMurray

July 11, 1921 - October 7, 2014

Waltraut "Wally" McMurray, 93, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Lake Arthur Place. "Wally" was born on July 11, 1921 in Germany to Oswald Wendlandt and Grete Schulz Wendlandt. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 66 years and retired as a sales clerk from Nacol Jewelry Store after 27 years of service. She was also a member of the German American Club. Everyone that...
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Rudy Marie Janssens

August 27, 1920 - October 7, 2014

Rudy Marie Janssens, 94, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Rudy was born August 27, 1920 in Loreauville, Louisiana to Leon Paul Vaughn and Stella Marie Neuville Vaughn. She was a resident of this area for 74 years and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Quincy Janssens; son-in-law, John Wells; and great-grandson,...
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Mary Margaret Pitre

November 11, 1953 - October 7, 2014

Mary Margaret Pitre, 60, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Mary was born in Ireland on November 11, 1953 to Clarence and Sadie Budwine. Mary was a lifelong area resident, homemaker and member of the Catholic Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pitre. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Bryant of...
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Cheryl Ann Knight

September 17, 1953 - October 3, 2014

Cheryl Knight, 61, of Orange, Texas passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born on September 17, 1953 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Donald and Geraldine Barnwell. Cheryl had lived in Orange for the last 20 years and was a homemaker. A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Levingston Funeral Home...
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Steven Paul Duhon

October 26, 1964 - September 23, 2014

Steven Paul Duhon, 49, of Port Neches, Texas after a long courageous battle lost his fight on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Steven was born October 26, 1964 in Port Arthur, Texas to Earl J. Duhon, Sr. and Lillie Humphrey Duhon. He was a lifelong resident of this area and graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 1983 and Lamar University...
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Andrus Schexnider

February 2, 1931 - September 22, 2014

Andrus Schexnider, 83, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, September 22, 2014. Andrus was born February 2, 1931 in Kaplan, Louisiana to Obrey Schexnider and Eve Longion Schexnider. He was an area resident for 76 years and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Andrus retired from Texaco Chemical as an operator after 37 years of service. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was...
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Belinda Carol Foulk

November 20, 1953 - September 18, 2014

Belinda Carol Foulk Belinda Carol Foulk, 60, of Port Neches, Texas died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas. Belinda was born November 20, 1953 in San Augustine, Texas to Winfred and Pat Wright. She was a resident of this area for most of her life and a member of First United Methodist Church Port Neches, Promises Sunday School Class, and served as a volunteer for C...
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Sharon Wainright Graffagnino

March 14, 1942 - September 16, 2014

Sharon Wainright Graffagnino, 72, was born March 14. 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas, and passed away September 16, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was in the Bishop Byrne graduating class of 1960. She worked for many, many years at FB Taylor Insurance as a commercial agent and office manager. In 1996, she earned her Certified Insurance Counselor license, earned by only 1% of women in the field of...
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Nellie Arlene Smith

September 7, 1929 - September 14, 2014

Nellie Arlene Reeves Smith, 85, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. Nellie was born on September 7, 1929 in Weldon, Texas to Horace Clyde and Grace Knighten Reeves. She was a member of First Baptist Church Port Neches and a resident of Port Neches for sixty years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday,...
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Lisa Marie Lewing-Naquin

September 21, 1978 - September 13, 2014

Lisa Marie Lewing-Naquin, 35, of Port Arthur, Texas died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Groves, Texas. Lisa was born September 21, 1978 in Port Arthur, Texas and was a resident of this area for the past 8 years. She was a member of the Catholic faith. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches...
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Gene Allen Martin

January 4, 1959 - September 11, 2014

Gene Allen Martin, 55, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Jefferson Nursing and Rehab in Beaumont, Texas. Gene was born January 4, 1959 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Ray Martin and Nessie Daigle Martin. He was a lifelong area resident and member of Groves First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his four sisters, Paula Benson and husband Richard of Cypress, TX,...
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Jack Allen

August 19, 1923 - September 11, 2014

Jack was born on August 19, 1923 to Bessie Ann Lambert Allen and Richard Ralph Allen in Paris, Texas. He served in the Navy Seabees during World War II and graduated from Paris, TX High School. After returning from serving for 32 months, Jack moved to Port Arthur and went to work at Gulf Oil refinery. He retired in 1984 as an operator after 36 ½ years of service. Jack was a member of...
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Austin Gonsoulin

June 7, 1938 - September 8, 2014

Austin W. "Goose" Gonsoulin Austin W. "Goose" Gonsoulin, 76, of Beaumont, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. He was born on June 7, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Gilman Joseph Gonsoulin and Audrey Newsome Gonsoulin. Goose was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur where he was a star football player, winning numerous awards and setting many...
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Hubert Rans, Jr.

February 4, 1944 - September 5, 2014

Hubert "Hub" Rans, Jr., 70, of Beaumont, Texas died Friday, September 5, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Hub was born February 4, 1944 in Valparaiso, Indiana to Hubert Ray Rans, Sr. and Catherine Ensign Rans. He was a resident of this area since 1972 and a retired Senior Designer Draftsman with Huntsman. He was also a US Coast Guard Veteran. Funeral services will be held Monday,...
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David Ray Davidson

December 21, 1947 - September 3, 2014

David Ray Davidson, 67, of Richmond, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014. David was born December 21, 1947 in Port Arthur, Texas to Eldridge Carlton Davidson and Lois LaVerne Massey Davidson. He retired as a pastor of the Methodist Church after 30 years of service. David was also a U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam War serving on the USS Hull. David was a graduate of Lamar...
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Roger Danny Elrod

November 11, 1950 - September 2, 2014

Roger Dan "Danny" Elrod, 63, or Fannett, Texas went to be with the Lord on September 2, 2014. He was born on November 11, 1950 to Cecil and Ruby Elrod. Danny was a native of Port Arthur, Texas and a 1970 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Danny was a U. S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam and then stationed in Japan as a military police. He was an electrician for 40 years at Valero...
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George Michael Newsome

August 13, 1963 - September 1, 2014

George Michael Newsome, 51, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. George was born on August 13, 1963 in Port Arthur, Texas. He was a resident of Groves for 28 years. He was a member of First Christian Church of Port Arthur and was employed by the City of Beaumont as a water reclamation superintendent. George was a member of the Texas Water Utilities Association. George was also...
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Kenneth Paul Hebert

August 2, 1959 - August 29, 2014

Kenneth Paul Hebert "Chimp" Kenneth Paul Hebert "Chimp", 55, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at his home. He was born on August 2, 1959 in Groves, Texas to Phillip Hebert, Sr. and Henrietta Wetzel Hebert. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend J. C. Coon officiating. Burial will follow in...
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F. Paul LaRue

October 27, 1928 - August 28, 2014

F. Paul LaRue, 85, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. Paul was born October 27, 1928 in Port Arthur, Texas to Fernond C. and Annie Guillot LaRue. He was a lifelong area resident and member of Stonegate Church of Christ. Paul retired in 1986 from Texaco after 36 years of service. He was an auxiliary volunteer for 28 years at Park Place Hospital and Southeast Texas Medical...
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Francis E. Bodin

September 30, 1928 - August 27, 2014

Francis E. Bodin, 85, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Francis was born September 30, 1928 in Port Arthur, Texas to George Joseph Bodin and Leslie Williams Bodin. He was a lifelong area resident. Francis retired after 33 years of service as a police officer, having served in Groves for 26 years and Port Arthur for 5 years. He was a...
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Howard Dale Comstock

October 23, 1938 - August 27, 2014

Howard Dale Comstock, 75, of Port Neches, Texas died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Lake Arthur Place in Port Arthur, Texas. Howard was born October 23, 1938 in Nitro, West Virginia to Virgil Hill Comstock and Cora Stowers Comstock. He was a Port Neches resident and a retired Mechanic with DuPont Beaumont. Howard was also a US Air Force Veteran. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Alex...
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Claude Andrus Jackson

July 4, 1952 - August 24, 2014

Claude Andrus Jackson died August 24, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas after an illness. Claude was born July 4, 1952 to Bettye Andrus and O.R. Jackson in Port Arthur, Texas. He graduated from Forest Park High School and Lamar University and worked for many years in a family owned business dealing with parts for cars, trucks, and construction equipment. He was a long-time member of...
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Irene Foster Darville

April 13, 1922 - August 23, 2014

Irene Foster Darville, 92, entered heaven's gates Saturday, August 23, 2014. She was met by a host of family and friends, including her husband of sixty-three years, Robert Henry Darville, her parents Nathan and Bertha Foster, two brothers and two sisters. Irene was born on April 13, 1922 in Port Arthur, Texas, and lived in the area her entire life. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High...
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Peggy McBee Kole

July 26, 1935 - August 23, 2014

Peggy McBee Kole, 79, of Fannett, Texas passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Jefferson Nursing & Rehab in Beaumont, Texas. Peggy was born July 26, 1935 in Houston, Texas to Allen K. McBee and Lena Hayes McBee. She was a lifelong area resident and member of First Baptist Church of Beaumont. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Lee Mentz. Survivors include her husband of 56 years,...
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Fred Miller

December 10, 1926 - August 23, 2014

Fred Miller Fred Miller, 87, of Port Neches, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. He was born on December 10, 1926 in Iota, Louisiana to Louise and Jeff Miller. He and Mary Short Miller were married March 2, 1945. Fred was U.S. Army veteran and retired as a machinist from Ameripol-Synpol in Port Neches in 1990. He was a member and deacon at Southside...
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Betty Woodall Moore

December 22, 1927 - August 19, 2014

Betty Woodall Moore passed away at her home Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was born December 22, 1927 in Port Arthur, Texas and resided in the Port Arthur/Groves area for 73 years before moving to Taylor Landing. Betty graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and attended Lamar State College in Beaumont. She married Charles J. Moore in 1947 and they had two daughters Rebecca and Debbie. She...
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Delbert Wynn Morgan

August 1, 1926 - August 17, 2014

Delbert Wynn Morgan, 88, of Groves, Texas went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Delbert was born August 1, 1926 in Crowley, Louisiana to Jesse O. Morgan, Sr. and Lavenia Shepherd Morgan. He has been a resident of Groves since 1952 and member of Grace Church of the Nazarene. He was a graduate from McNeese State College and Lamar University. Delbert retired as a Mechanical...
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Rue Laughlin

July 11, 1940 - August 14, 2014

Rue Barfield "Bing" Laughlin, 74, of Port Acres, Texas passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. Rue was born July 11, 1940 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Erwin Laughlin and Pauline Wells Laughlin. He was a lifelong Port Arthur resident and member of Calvary Baptist Church. He retired from Mobil Refinery with 25 years of service and previously worked as a shipping agent for Lykes Brothers for 20 years....
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Anna Lisa Jones

March 4, 1968 - August 13, 2014

Anna Lisa Jones, 46, of Port Arthur, Texas died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Gulf Health Care in Port Arthur, Texas. Anna Lisa was born March 4, 1968 in Freeport, Texas to Joel Joseph Jones and Carol Ann Burt Jones. She was a resident of this area since 2008 and a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Port Neches. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at...
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Roy Tennis Smith

February 14, 1936 - August 11, 2014

Roy Tennis Smith, 78, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Roy was born February 14, 1936 in Groves, Texas to Ralph Smith and Ouida Byrom Smith. He was a lifelong area resident and retired from the maintenance department of the Port Arthur Independent School District. He was a member of Magnolia Assembly of God Church in Port Neches and a...
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Shirley Ponthieu Goebel

September 24, 1935 - August 9, 2014

Shirley Lee Ponthieu Goebel Shirley Lee Ponthieu Goebel, 78, of Groves passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Gulf Health Care in Port Arthur. She was born on September 24, 1935 in Galveston, Texas to Clinton and Angel Thibodeaux Ponthieu. She was a lifelong area resident and member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and attended Faith Tabernacle Church. Shirley attended Port Arthur College and was...
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Randy H. Turner

July 4, 1955 - August 8, 2014

Randy H. Turner Randy H. Turner, 59, of Groves passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home. He was born on July 4, 1955 in Port Arthur, Texas to Wallace and Dorla Abram Turner. Randy was employed with G.P. Industrial as a Union Steward. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Chad Lawson officiating. A...
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Betty Brinkmann Jaseckas

February 8, 1925 - August 7, 2014

Betty Lucyle (Brinkmann) Jaseckas It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Betty Lucyle (Brinkmann) Jaseckas on the 7th of August, 2014. Born the 8th of February, 1925, she was a lifelong resident of the city she loved, Port Arthur. Betty succumbed to cancer at 89. Betty's late parents were, Lucy Dell (Mapp) Brinkmann and Henry Ernest Brinkmann. Her brother, Ernest Brinkmann and...
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Faye Smith Henry

August 20, 1921 - August 2, 2014

Faye Smith Henry, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on August 2, 2014. Faye was born in Port Arthur on August 20, 1921, to Douglas and Minnie Smith. She lived most of her life in Port Arthur before moving to Nederland and later to Kingwood. Faye was a member of the United Methodist Temple and enjoyed prior years serving on the Park Place Hospital...
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Carmel Plaia

May 18, 1936 - July 30, 2014

Carmel Plaia, 78, of Port Neches, Texas died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Magnolia Manor in Groves, Texas. Carmel was born May 18, 1936 in Port Acres, Texas to Herman Joseph Choate and Lucille Nunez Choate. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where she served on the Altar Society. Carmel was also a member of Gulf Coast Sertoma Club and Mardi Gras Krewe...
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Michael Douglas Hawsey

August 2, 1962 - July 29, 2014

Michael "Mike" Douglas Hawsey, 51, of Brookeland, Texas passed away, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. He was born on August 2, 1962 in Port Arthur, Texas to Joe Douglas Hawsey and Joyce Gee Hawsey. Mike was a member of Church on the Rock in Nederland and had worked as an insulator for Austin Industrial. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014 at...
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Charles L. Petkovsek

May 31, 1932 - July 27, 2014

Charles L. Petkovsek Charles L. Petkovsek, "Coach" passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Calder Woods in Beaumont, Texas. He was born on May 31, 1932 in Beaumont, Texas to Andrew and Mary Petkovsek. Charles graduated from Beaumont High School in 1950 and the University of Houston in 1955. He served in the United States Army and retired as a teacher from the Port Neches Groves Independent School...
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Charles Nolan Theriot

May 6, 1936 - July 24, 2014

Charles Nolan Theriot, 78, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. Charles was born May 6, 1936 in Nederland, Texas to A. Gooch Theriot and Odelia Melancon Theriot. He was an area resident for 55 years and a retired dispatcher from Marine Fueling Service Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Theriot; sisters, Mary Lee Crosson, Loraine Cessac; brothers, Wilbert...
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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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