Our Obituaries

Jerry Lynn Arthur

December 6, 1932 - December 15, 2014

Jerry Lynn Cross Arthur, 82, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014. Jerry Lynn was born December 6, 1932 in Wheelock, Texas to William Cross and Mary Ellison Cross. She was a lifelong area resident and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Arthur; son, Ronnie Erickson; great-grandson, Ray Perez, Jr.; two sisters and four brothers. Survivors include her...
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Elmore D. Nelson

August 9, 1929 - December 14, 2014

Elmore D. Nelson, 85, of Port Acres, Texas passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Oak Groves Nursing Home in Groves. Elmore was born August 9, 1929 in Bloomington, Kansas to David Nelson and Hattie Grieve Nelson. He was an area resident for 33 years and member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Nederland. He retired from U. S. Intec as a production manager. Elmore was preceded in death by his...
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John Henry Somerville

January 10, 1924 - December 14, 2014

John Henry Somerville, 90, of Port Arthur, Texas died Sunday, December 14, 2014. John was born January 10, 1924 in Clementon, New Jersey to John Wesley and Elizabeth Somerville. John was a resident of Port Arthur for 68 years and longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He retired after 38 years of service as a carpenter from Gulf Oil Refinery. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. John...
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Dallas James Domingue

February 5, 1930 - December 12, 2014

Dallas James Domingue, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at his daughter's home in Katy, Texas. He was born on February 5, 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas to Avery Domingue and Lucille Touchette Domingue. Dallas was self-employed and owner of Offshore Diving and Salvaging and also Maritime Consultants. He was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force and the...
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Lucene Baldree Westmoreland

August 1, 1939 - December 11, 2014

Lucene Baldree Westmoreland August 1, 1939 – December 11, 2014 Lucene Baldree Westmoreland was born August 1, 1939 in Sabine County, Texas to James Loma Baldree and Lou-t Kerr Baldree. She passed away December 11, 2014 in Beaumont, Texas following a lengthy illness. Lucene married Jimmy Dean Westmoreland on June 10, 1960 in Rosevine, Texas. They were married for 54 years and parents to...
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Olive Marie Schmuck

March 30, 1923 - December 10, 2014

Mrs. Olive Marie Schmuck, 91, of Groves, Texas went to meet her Lord on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Oak Grove Nursing Home. Olive was born March 30, 1923 in Yoakum, Texas to John Dolsen and Lillian Woolsey Dolsen. She was a resident of Groves for the past 20 years, and member of First Baptist Church Groves. She was also a longtime member of the Eastern Star of Sour Lake, Texas. Olive was...
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Wanda J. Brown

August 6, 1965 - December 9, 2014

Wanda J. Brown, 49, of Vidor, Texas died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Wanda was born August 6, 1965 in Jackson, Michigan to Gerald Richard Dorer and Emogene Crabtree Dorer. She was a resident of Vidor, Texas for two years and a former resident of Jackson, Michigan. She was a member of Turning Point Church in Vidor, Texas. Wanda worked 10 years in...
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Peggy Joyce Sandifer

November 2, 1929 - December 5, 2014

Peggy Joyce Sandifer, 85, passed peacefully in the early morning of December 5, 2014. She's now in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Peggy was a hairdresser in the area for 25 years, and after the death of her beloved husband, John, she stepped up and ran the family business, Sandifer's LP Gas, along with her two sons. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Port Neches...
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Larry Ballard

September 7, 1945 - December 5, 2014

Larry D. "Showtime" Ballard Larry D. "Showtime" Ballard, 69, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. He was born on September 7, 1945 in Nederland, Texas to Roy Ballard and Katherine Shuford Ballard. Larry was a 1965 graduate of Port Neches Groves High School where he was a star football player, #44, for the Indians and continued to play ball for the...
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Robert Carl Rice

February 26, 1932 - December 4, 2014

Robert "Bobby" Rice, 82, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014. Bobby was born February 26, 1932 in Franklin, Pennsylvania to Richard H. Rice and Lillian Andrews Rice. Bobby graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He played football for Lamar, before joining the Army and fighting in the Korean Conflict. He was a resident of Groves for 55 years and retired from Texaco...
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William John Windle

April 11, 1927 - December 3, 2014

William J. Windle, 87, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital. William was born April 11, 1927 in Delphos, Ohio to Russell Windle and Olive Studer Windle. He came to Texas as an Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, after about 5 years or so he retired from scouting and began working for Gulf Oil as an accounting clerk. He has...
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Jerry Steven Treaster

August 11, 1960 - December 2, 2014

Jerry Steven "Steve" Treaster My loving husband and best friend, Jerry Steven Treaster, 54 of Lago Vista, Texas went to his Lord Jesus on December 2, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Rhonda Babin Treaster and his precious chihuahua, Elle, of Lago Vista, Texas. He is also survived by his mother, Elizabeth Goeddertz Treaster of Port Neches; his half...
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Timothy Carl Knowles

February 10, 1958 - November 30, 2014

Timothy Carl Knowles, 56, of Fannett, Texas passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014. Timothy was born February 10, 1958 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Knowles and Marie Ebarb Knowles. He was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Lamar College. He was a former teacher in Anahuac. Timothy was preceded in death by his father, James Knowles; and his wife, Betty Sue Knowles. Survivors include his...
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Edward Dayton MacMurtrie

May 3, 1932 - November 30, 2014

Edward Dayton MacMurtrie, 82, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Harbor House in Beaumont, Texas. Edward was born May 3, 1932 in Montgomery, New York to Margaret and Dayton MacMurtrie. He received a degree in chemistry from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He worked for Texaco and was transferred from Beacon, NY to Port Arthur in 1963. He served in the US Army from...
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Edward Dayton MacMurtrie

May 3, 1932 - November 30, 2014

Edward Dayton MacMurtrie, 82, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Harbor House in Beaumont, Texas. Edward was born May 3, 1932 in Montgomery, New York to Margaret and Dayton MacMurtrie. He received a degree in chemistry from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He worked for Texaco and was transferred from Beacon, NY to Port Arthur in 1963. He served in the US Army from...
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Cora Lee Phelps

March 11, 1949 - November 29, 2014

Cora Lee Phelps Cora Lee Phelps, 65, of Groves, Texas passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born on March 11, 1949 in Port Arthur, Texas to Earl Godbold and Cora Grandberry Godbold. Cora had lived in this area for 54 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Groves. She retired from the Wesley Student Center at Lamar University...
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Lois Vincent Fells

December 26, 1931 - November 29, 2014

Lois Vincent Fells Lois Vincent Fells, 82, of Bridge City, Texas passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was born on December 26, 1931 in Port Arthur, Texas to William Loren Vincent and Juliette LaSalle Vincent. Lois was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Port Neches Groves High School. She was founder and owner of Oak Groves Nursing...
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Vera Lea Petersen

January 6, 1923 - November 28, 2014

Vera Lea Petersen, 91, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, November 28, 2014. She was born January 6, 1923 in Cheneyville, Louisiana to Julius Earle Lewis and Francis F. Couvillion Lewis. Vera was a lifelong area resident and member of First United Methodist Church of Groves. She was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. Christian F. Petersen, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Laura Fanese...
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Kason James Landry

January 31, 2013 - November 25, 2014

Kason James Landry (Pumpkin Pie), 22 months old, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Kason was born January 31, 2013 in Beaumont, Texas to Jake Ryan Landry and Katie Jo Anderson Landry. He is survived by his parents, Jake and Katie Landry of Orange, TX; sister, Kyler; brother, Kobe; grandparents, John and Penny Landry, Carlos and Nancy...
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Nathan Allen Bond

March 13, 1963 - November 23, 2014

Nathan Allen Bond, 51, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas. Nathan was born March 13, 1963 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Thomas Bond and Phyllis Chambers Bond. He was a resident of this area the majority of his life and a resident of Gatesville, Texas for 16 years. Nathan was an Instrument Tech with Motiva. He was a member of St. Elizabeth...
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Robert Carl Foulk, Sr.

March 10, 1927 - November 23, 2014

Robert Carl Foulk, Sr., 87, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. Robert was born March 10, 1927 in Newark, Ohio. He was a resident of Port Neches since 1971 and retired from Unocal as an Environment Dept. Manager. He was a US Navy WWII Veteran in the Pacific Theatre and a Mason. Funeral services will be held...
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Anthony Hollier

January 17, 1938 - November 22, 2014

Anthony Hollier 76, of Groves passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Anthony was born January 17, 1938 in Leonville, Louisiana to Arthur Hollier and Marie Celima Hollier. He was a resident of Groves for 44 years and a member of the United Methodist Temple. Anthony was an Accountant for Rental Services and a member of the Port Arthur Evening Sertoma Club....
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Theda Kathlyn Mora

November 26, 1915 - November 21, 2014

Theda Kathlyn Dumesnil Mora was born to Ivy Virginia Peveto and Felix John Dumesnil on November 26, 1915 in Pear Ridge, Texas. She made me promise to sure & tell she was the first baby born there. Theda so loved life! At a very young age she discovered dancing. I think she would of rather dance than eat. It was back in the day when girls wore flowing evening gowns and had dance cards to keep...
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Shannon Smith

December 26, 1937 - November 20, 2014

GRANBURY -- Shannon McEachern Smith, 76, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in a care facility in Granbury. Shannon was born to Johnnie McEachern and Katherine Morgan McEachern in Shreveport, LA on Dec. 26, 1937. The Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 25, 2014; 11:00 a.m. at Levingston Funeral Home, 2001 Nall Street, Port Neches, Texas 77651. Burial to immediately follow service...
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Joel O'Neal Soileau

November 14, 2014 - November 14, 2014

Joel O'Neal Soileau, 81, of Port Neches, Texas died Friday, November 14, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Joel was born on June 19, 1933 to Ariel and Melicia Soileau in Ville Platte, Louisiana. After graduating high school and one year at Hinds Junior College in Raymond, Mississippi, Joel served two years in the Marine Corps. In 1956 Joel entered Louisiana College in Pineville,...
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Lavelle Moak Carter

October 16, 1930 - November 12, 2014

Lavelle Moak Carter, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Lavelle was born October 16, 1930 in McComb, Mississippi to Nolan Moak and Velma Smith Moak. She was an area resident for 60 years and member of Old River Baptist Church in Mont Belvieu. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Carter, Sr. Survivors include...
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Dorothy Ann Moore

May 28, 1934 - November 10, 2014

Dorothy Ann Moore, 80, of Port Neches, Texas passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Marilyn Dombrowski, in Chicago, Illinois Monday, November 10, 2014. She was born to the late Louis B. and Gladys (Delhomme) Blanchard on May 28, 1934 in Port Arthur, Texas. She was a resident of Port Arthur most of her life eventually settling in Port Neches. Dorothy retired from the Jefferson County...
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Eula Mae Leleux

December 20, 1922 - November 4, 2014

Eula Mae "Granny Peanut" Leleux, 91, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Cypress Glen in Port Arthur, Texas. She was born December 20, 1922 in Estherwood, Louisiana to Euger Smith and Mary Menard Smith. She was a resident of Starks, Louisiana for 40 years and a member of the Catholic faith. Eula was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Leleux, four sisters and four...
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Chet Boin Domingue

October 19, 1962 - November 2, 2014

Chet Boin Domingue passed away at the age of 52 in his home in Houston, Texas. He was born on October 19, 1962 in Port Arthur Texas. Chet was the son of Doris Bay Haig and Clifford "Butch" Domingue. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Chet is survived by Dr. and Mrs. Martin Haig and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford "Butch"...
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Billie Louise Bourgeois

April 4, 1928 - November 2, 2014

Billie Louise Bourgeois of Port Arthur passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014. Billie was born April 4, 1928 in Vernon Parish, Louisiana to Marion Frances Musgrove and Margaret Lurettie Hodges. Her generous spirit was fueled by her love of giving to others. Billie wanted everyone around her to enjoy life. She was known for her style and sparkle. She had a compassionate and nurturing nature and...
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George H. Tuttle

October 21, 1926 - November 2, 2014

George H. Tuttle, 88, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Rose House. George was born October 21, 1926 in Rockport, Texas. He was a resident of Port Arthur for 70 years. He graduated from Lamar in 1949 and went to work at Gulf Oil in the electrical department and retired as a supervisor after 37 years of service. George was also a member of the Swinging Squares. He...
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Charles Eugene Hall, Sr.

June 11, 1921 - October 31, 2014

Charles Eugene Hall, Sr., 93, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Groves, Texas. He was born on June 11, 1921 in Port Arthur, Texas to William and Raiford Hardy Hall and was the eighth out of sixteen children. Charles was a lifelong area resident and a member of First Baptist Church of Port Arthur for over 80 years. He was a member of the...
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Colleen Elizabeth Rice

November 30, 1925 - October 31, 2014

Colleen Elizabeth Rice, 88, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. Colleen was born November 30, 1925 in Mena, Arkansas to Charles Hughes and Florence Bradley Hughes. She was a resident of Groves for 55 years and retired as a self-employed antique dealer and beautician. Survivors include her husband, Robert Rice of...
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Reba Frields Hulin Welch

August 24, 1945 - October 31, 2014

Reba Frields Hulin Welch, age 69, died at her home in Groves on Friday, October 31, 2014 surrounded by her close family and friends. Reba lost her battle with Lung Cancer after a 2 year heroic fight. She was born on August 24, 1945 in Burkburnett, Texas, but last resided in Groves, Texas. Reba worked for Sutherland Lumber Company as a Manager for 16 years, and most recently was the Assistant...
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David Prescott Lyons

November 7, 1944 - October 30, 2014

David "D. P." Lyons, 69, of Port Arthur, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas due to pancreatic cancer. He was born on November 7, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas to D.N. and Edna Wright Lyons. "D. P." was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur and member of First Baptist Church of Groves for 50 plus years where he also served as a deacon. He retired...
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Mary Alice Griffith

March 9, 1928 - October 28, 2014

Like Jesus, Mary came to serve, not to be served. Surrounded by family, Mary Alice Myers Griffith died in Conroe, TX October 28, 2014 after an extended battle with dementia. Mary Alice was born on March 9, 1928, in Mattoon, Illinois. She grew up on a dairy farm in Mattoon, Illinois with an older brother and younger twin sisters, demonstrating her penchant for hard work and service early. ...
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Nicholas A. Lopes

August 5, 1929 - October 27, 2014

Dr. Nicholas A. Lopes, passed away on October 27, 2014 at home in Port Neches, Texas surrounded by family at the age of 85. Nick earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Texas in 1956. Nick served in the US Army stationed in Germany, once discharged he settled in Groves, Texas where he specialized in Anesthesiology for 50 years. Nick was preceded in death by his wife, Susan....
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David Rick Simon

December 19, 1968 - October 27, 2014

David Rick Simon, 45, of Nederland, Texas died Monday, October 27, 2014 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. David was born December 19, 1968 in Beaumont, Texas to Elzie David "Bud" Simon and Cynthia Marie Cogar Simon. He was a lifelong resident of this area and an IBEW #479 Electrician with Newtron. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m...
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Marlene McKay

April 20, 1925 - October 26, 2014

Marlene McKay, 89, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Cypress Glen Nursing Home in Port Arthur, Texas. Marlene was born April 20, 1925 in Dry Prong, Louisiana to Ed Hodnett and Mary Douglas Hodnett. She was a Groves resident and a member of First Baptist Church Groves since 1952. She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin McKay. Survivors include her two daughters,...
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Lavonia Kay Gilbert

May 23, 1949 - October 23, 2014

Lavonia Kay Odom Gilbert 65, of Groves passed away Thursday October 23, 2014 at her residence. Lavonia was born May 23, 1949 in Jasper, Texas to Alonzo Odom and Doris Hancock Odom. Lavonia was a co-owner of Occasions in Nederland were she was a decorator and Coordinator of events. She was a resident for Groves since 1968 and a former member of the Port Arthur Service League. She was active in the...
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Donald K. Gilbert

August 9, 1936 - October 23, 2014

Donald K. Gilbert 78, of Groves passed away Thursday October 23, 2014 at his residence. Donald was born August 9, 1936 in Charleston, West Virginia to Homer B. Gilbert and Audrey Elkins Gilbert. He was a resident of Groves for 39 years. Donald retired in 1992 from Gulf Oil and Chevron as a Manager of Chemicals and Fire and Safety. He was co-owner of GBL Associates and also worked at Occasions in...
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Mary LaVerne Smith

October 16, 1930 - October 22, 2014

Mary LaVerne Smith, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. LaVerne was born October 16, 1930 in Center, Texas to Lee Lout and Leona Fleming Lout. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 42 years and a member of First Pentecostal Church of Port Arthur. Mary was a retired licensed vocational nurse, having worked at Park Place Hospital for 14 years and for Dr. O. L. Echols...
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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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Edwin Miller

April 20, 1922 - October 19, 2014

Edwin Miller Edwin Miller, 92, of Wilson, Kansas passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Cypress Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born on April 20, 1922 in Russell, Kansas to Henry Miller, Sr. and Dora Bisterfeld Miller. Edwin was a lifelong resident of Wilson, Kansas before moving to Port Neches a year ago to be with his son and family. He was a 1940 graduate...
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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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