Our Obituaries

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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Frank Joseph Quintero

September 10, 1969 - April 5, 2014

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

April 15, 1935 - April 5, 2014

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

September 19, 1926 - April 4, 2014

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

July 14, 1926 - April 3, 2014

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

November 17, 1955 - April 3, 2014

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

July 24, 1928 - April 1, 2014

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

October 2, 1946 - April 1, 2014

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

December 20, 1923 - March 31, 2014

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

January 21, 1930 - March 30, 2014

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

November 18, 1925 - March 29, 2014

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

June 28, 1927 - March 28, 2014

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

February 11, 1940 - March 26, 2014

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

December 3, 1953 - March 25, 2014

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

April 1, 1960 - March 23, 2014

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

July 22, 1945 - March 23, 2014

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

March 25, 1918 - March 18, 2014

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

July 11, 1932 - March 13, 2014

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

June 13, 1959 - March 11, 2014

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

April 25, 1929 - March 10, 2014

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

December 26, 1930 - March 10, 2014

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

April 28, 1929 - March 10, 2014

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

November 22, 1950 - March 7, 2014

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

February 13, 1926 - March 7, 2014

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

July 14, 1927 - March 2, 2014

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

April 28, 1919 - March 1, 2014

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

May 3, 1933 - February 28, 2014

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

October 6, 1943 - February 25, 2014

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

July 16, 1931 - February 24, 2014

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

October 4, 1951 - February 23, 2014

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

April 19, 1949 - February 22, 2014

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

October 8, 1937 - February 19, 2014

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

June 13, 1942 - February 16, 2014

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

August 23, 1928 - February 16, 2014

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

October 29, 1927 - February 16, 2014

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

October 31, 1934 - February 13, 2014

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

March 29, 1940 - February 11, 2014

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

October 19, 1919 - February 10, 2014

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

January 6, 1925 - February 7, 2014

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

February 14, 1922 - February 7, 2014

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

January 16, 1950 - February 4, 2014

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

October 6, 1933 - February 2, 2014

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

February 26, 1917 - February 2, 2014

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

November 27, 1967 - February 1, 2014

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

August 18, 1954 - January 30, 2014

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

November 26, 1938 - January 26, 2014

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

October 6, 1949 - January 24, 2014

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

June 16, 1925 - January 19, 2014

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

November 29, 1932 - January 18, 2014

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

September 25, 1934 - January 18, 2014

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

March 15, 1955 - January 17, 2014

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

December 31, 1954 - January 12, 2014

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

April 5, 1929 - January 10, 2014

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

June 27, 1941 - January 4, 2014

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

April 9, 1942 - January 3, 2014

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

July 9, 1923 - December 29, 2013

Lucille "Paperdoll" Gray, 90 of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013. Lucille was born July 9, 1923 in Hill County, Texas to John Gray and Nettie Valentine Sevier Gray. She was a lifelong area resident and member of Ridgewood Church. She retired from Texaco after working many years in the Lubing and Grease Plant. Survivors include her two sisters, Elsie Frederick of Groves and...
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Jessica Jo Evans

November 7, 1985 - December 27, 2013

Jessica Jo Evans, 28, of Orange, Texas passed away Friday, December 27, 2013. Jessica was born November 7, 1985 in Fort Worth, Texas to Thomas Wayne Evans and Linda Briggs Evans. She was a lifelong area resident and worked as a CCMS invoice verification clerk for Belcan at DuPont in Beaumont. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Jean Evans. Survivors include her parents, Wayne...
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Jonathan Carl Wolfe

December 27, 1956 - December 22, 2013

Jonathan "PaPa" Wolfe, 56, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Jonathan was born December 27, 1956 in Port Arthur, Texas to Joe Billy Wolfe and Ruth Walther Wolfe. He was a lifelong area resident and member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was Vice President of Finance and Operation at Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont...
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Corin Jones

November 9, 1922 - December 21, 2013

Corin Jones 91, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday December 21, 2013 at Harbor House in Beaumont. Corin was born on November 9, 1022 in Rosebud Texas to Hobson Gray, Sr. and Ruth Hopper Gray. She was a resident of the Mid County Area since 1940. Corin was a L.V.N. at Park Place Hospital in Port Arthur and a member of the Division 31, L.V.N. Association. Funeral services will be held on Monday...
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John L. Allen

September 28, 1927 - December 20, 2013

John L. Allen 86, of Groves passed away at his residence on Friday December 20, 2013. John was born on September 28, 1927 in Hope Arkansas to James Gordon Allen and Alma Smith Allen. He was a resident of Groves for 63 years and a retired Operator from Gulf Oil with 33 years of service and a member of the St. Charles Knights of Columbus in Nederland. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. A visitation for...
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Rebecca Moore

June 13, 1920 - December 19, 2013

Rebecca Moore, 93, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Rebecca was born June 13, 1920 in Galveston, Texas to Alfred Ericksen and Rebecca Blum Ericksen. She was a homemaker and resident of Port Arthur for 68 years. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Arthur. She was a volunteer for 18 years at the Groves...
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Oscar Irvin Butler

September 1, 1925 - December 17, 2013

Oscar Irvin Butler, 88, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. Oscar was born September 1, 1925 in Beach Bluff, Tennessee to Walter Elvis Butler and Ida Smith Butler. He was a resident of Jefferson County for 60 years and was a retired self-employed auto sales and service dealer. He was a member of the VFW and...
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Bonnie Maria Konidis

November 8, 1943 - December 16, 2013

Bonnie Maria Konidis, 70, of Groves passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was born on November 8, 1943 in Erath, Louisiana to E. J. and Eunice Broussard Primeaux. Bonnie was a lifelong resident of Groves and member of St. Michael Orthodox Church. She was also a member of Groves Eastern Star Chapter #953, and St. Peters A.C.T.S. community....
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Jose Ramirez

July 17, 1932 - December 14, 2013

Jose Ramirez Jose Ramirez, 81, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. He was born on July 17, 1932 in Port Arthur, Texas to Fernando Ramirez and Eulalia Collazo Ramirez. Jose was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus #1304, and O.C.A.W. He retired from Texaco as a welder...
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Mary Jean Rice

January 4, 1946 - December 10, 2013

Mary Jean Rice, 67, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Mary was born January 4, 1946 in Hemphill, Texas to Clifton Andrew Rice and Helen Irene Rushing Rice Ener. She was resident of Lufkin, Texas for 40 years before moving to this area 6 years ago. She worked as a benefits administrator for Texas Foundry. She was preceded in death...
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Sonja Fay Wilson

October 1, 1939 - December 9, 2013

Sonja Fay Hinds Wilson, 74, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. Sonja was born October 1, 1939 in Port Arthur, Texas to Ross Samuel Hinds and Ridley Havergal Scott Hinds. She was a lifelong area resident and member of Faith Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. R. Wilson; daughter, Dana Stark; sister, Rita Anderson; and brothers, Avondale Hinds and...
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Francisco Jose Rivas

November 16, 1946 - December 9, 2013

Francisco Jose Rivas, Sr., 67, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Francisco was born November 16, 1946 in Nicaragua to Louis Rivas and Rosa Gaitan Rivas. He moved to this area in 1986 from Nicaragua and was a member of La Iglesia Del Pueblo. He was married to Elia Morales Rivas and they raised their family together. Survivors...
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Alfred Burns

September 12, 1923 - December 8, 2013

Alfred "Joe" Burns, 90, of The Woodlands, Texas died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at his residence. Joe was born September 12, 1923 in Deanville, Texas to Tom Burns and Addie Collins Burns. He was a resident of this area for over 60 years before moving to The Woodlands 8 years ago. Joe retired from Ameripol Synpol as a Safety Supervisor with 30 years of service and served in the US Coast Guard. He...
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Ellery D. Moore

March 20, 1926 - December 8, 2013

Ellery D. Moore, 87, of Port Arthur passed away at his residence on Sunday December 8, 2013. Ellery was born on March 20, 1926 in Guanaja, Honduras (Central America) to John Moore and Sybil Miller Moore. He was a resident of Port Arthur since 1952 and a member of the First Church of God in Port Arthur. He was a Christian for 48 years and devoted to his Bible. Ellery served in the Merchant Marines...
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Joseph A. Verret, Jr.

April 1, 1924 - December 6, 2013

Joseph A. "Jack" Verret, Jr., 89, of Port Arthur passed away at his home on Friday, December 6, 2013. Jack was born on April 1, 1924, in Port Arthur, Texas to Joseph A. Verret, Sr., and Eva Ruth Stanton Verret. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School and attending Iowa State University, Jack joined the United States Navy, proudly serving his country aboard the Destroyer DD Porter in...
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Joyce Broussard Marks

September 13, 1946 - December 2, 2013

Joyce Broussard Marks Joyce Broussard Marks, 67, of Port Neches, Texas died Monday, December 2, 103 at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Groves, Texas. Joyce was born September 13, 1946 in Nixon, Texas to Lloyd Broussard and Charline Caraway Broussard. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches. Joyce retired from PN-G ISD where she was head cook in...
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David Brittain

July 6, 1954 - December 2, 2013

David "Bubba" Brittain David "Bubba" Brittain, 59, of Port Neches, Texas died Monday, December 02, 2013 at his residence. David was born July 6, 1954 in Beaumont, Texas to Dan Brittain and Leona Boudreaux Brittain. He was a lifelong resident of Port Neches and a Process Operator at Dupont with 30 years of service. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013...
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Joe Gonzalez, Jr.

August 25, 1939 - November 29, 2013

Joe Gonzalez, Jr. Joe Gonzalez, Jr., 74, of Hemphill, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 at his residence at the Lake. He was born on August 25, 1939 in Port Arthur, Texas to Joe Gonzalez, Sr. and Carlota Riojas. He was a 1957 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. One of his fondest memories is serving as student manager for the 1957 Thomas Jefferson State Basketball Champions. He...
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Kathleen Ann Martin

April 29, 1943 - November 28, 2013

Kathleen Ann Martin, 70, of Port Neches, Texas died Thursday, November 28, 2013 at her residence. Kathleen was born April 29, 1943 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Robert Busby and Elgin Staton Busby. She was a resident of Port Neches for 35 years and a member of First Baptist Church in Port Neches. She was a retired Paralegal with the Banker Phares Law Firm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday...
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Jerry W. Covington

November 27, 1931 - November 28, 2013

Jerry W. Covington passed from this life Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 7:30am at the age of 82. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on November 27, 1931 to Wilmer Covington and Lucille Clark Gager. He lived in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area for 77 years and resided in Georgetown, Texas the last 5 years. He retired from Mobil Chemical Company after 37 years of service. He was a member of Stonegate...
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Charles G. Smith, Jr.

May 7, 1952 - November 25, 2013

Known to family and friends as "Chuck" or "Charlie," Charles Green Smith Jr. had a zest for life and passion for story telling. Like a Jimmy Buffet song, he often dreamed of escaping on his sailboat. On November 25, 2013, Charles left this earth to begin his next adventure. Born on May 7, 1952 in Beaumont, Texas, Charles was an area native until he graduated from Port Neches Groves high...
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Harry Earl Dartez

June 8, 1934 - November 18, 2013

Harry Earl Dartez, 79, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at Mid Jefferson Hospital in Nederland, Texas. Harry was born June 8, 1934 in New Iberia, Louisiana to Joe Dartez and Mildred Moss Dartez. He was a resident of Port Arthur for over 70 years and was a retired machinist superintendent having worked at Costal Marine and Seimans Apparatus. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
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William L. Temple

December 25, 1917 - November 16, 2013

William L. Temple, 95, of Nederland, Texas passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013. William was born December 25, 1917 in Duncan Woods, Texas to James Henry Temple and Lavonia Ducote Temple. He was an area resident for 76 years and member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He retired as a Supervisor from Texaco after 42 years of service and he was also a member of Port Arthur Cosmopolitan Lodge #872....
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Doris Ann Marze

September 3, 1940 - November 10, 2013

Doris Ann Marze, 73, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013. Doris was born September 3, 1940 in Oakdale, Louisiana to Rufus Freeman and Varie Goodson Freeman. She was a resident of Groves for 50 years and a member of Abundant Life Sanctuary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon Marze and brother, Alton Freeman. Survivors include her three daughters, LaDana Kiffe and...
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Leila Mae Erwin

February 15, 1920 - November 9, 2013

Beloved wife and mother Leila Mae Erwin, age 93, of Groves, passed away Saturday evening, November 9th, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Austin, where she has been living since 2011. Leila Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Erwin, in 2010. She is survived by their son Doug Erwin and his wife Valarie of Austin, two grandchildren Stacey Lahr and Michelle Girard, five great...
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Lynn Charles Broussard

February 6, 1934 - November 8, 2013

Lynn Charles Broussard, 79, of Port Neches, Texas died Friday, November 08, 2013 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born on February 6, 1934 in Port Arthur, Texas to Thomas Broussard and Elia Breaux Broussard. Lynn graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and attended Lamar State College in Beaumont. Lynn was a lifelong resident of this area and a member...
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Lucille Joyner

January 3, 1929 - November 5, 2013

Lucille Joyner, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Lucille was born January 3, 1929 in Whitney, Texas to Jim Miller and Pairlee Sims Miller. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 13 years and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Lucille retired from Texas Instruments as an inspector. Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Presley of Liberty, TX, Rhonda Cole and...
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Mary Hellen Miller

January 10, 1927 - November 5, 2013

Mary Hellen Miller, 86, of Port Arthur passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Jefferson Nursing Facility. Mary was born January 10, 1927 in Goodrich, Texas to Isaac P. Renfro and Carrie Agnes Young Renfro. She was a resident of the area for 65 years and longtime member of Aldersgate Trinity United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Earl Miller; two brothers, Lee...
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David L. Pellerin

October 6, 1943 - November 4, 2013

David L. Pellerin David L. Pellerin, 70, of Kirbyville, Texas passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was born on October 6, 1943 in Brownsville, Texas to Willis and Wilma Rose Pellerin. David was a lifelong resident of this area and was a retired supervisor from Huntsman. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #1163, where he was a past Worshipful...
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Pamela Ann Marshall

November 3, 1953 - November 3, 2013

Pamela Ann Weyman Marshall, 60, of Rusk, Texas passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Rayburn Health Care. Pamela was born November 3, 1953 in Harlingen, Texas to James Price Weyman and Pauline Elaine Mills. She has been a resident of Rusk, Texas for the past 10 years but grew up in Port Arthur and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith....
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Diana Lea Moore

July 17, 1946 - November 3, 2013

Diana Lea Moore, 67, of Orange, Texas passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Diana was born July 17, 1946 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Ansel Carruth and Isabelle Cecelia Landry Carruth. She was a lifelong area resident and self employed housekeeper. She was also a member of the Orange American Legion. Diana was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara "Lynn...
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Daniel Lee DuBois

October 9, 1954 - October 27, 2013

Daniel Lee DuBois, 59, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away October 27, 2013. Daniel was born October 9, 1954 in Port Neches, Texas to Odilon DuBois and Micheline Raux DuBois. He was a lifelong area resident and retired self-employed repairman. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and received an Associates degree from Lamar University. He was preceded in death by his parents Odilon and...
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Joyce Lee Johnson

September 12, 2013 - October 27, 2013

Joyce Lee Johnson 84, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday October 27, 2013 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Joyce was born September 12, 1929 in Turkey Creek, Louisiana to Simeon Mayo DeVille and Nettie Young DeVille. She was a homemaker and member of the Gulf Street Church of Christ. Joyce was a resident of Port Arthur for over 60 years. Funeral services will be held...
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Winnie Payne

September 9, 1916 - October 25, 2013

Winnie "Billie" Payne, 97, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Clairmont in Beaumont, Texas. She was born September 9, 1916 in Vosburg, Mississippi to James R. Buffington and Dora Fleming Buffington. Billie has been a resident of Groves since 1954 and member of Groves First Baptist Church. She was also a U.S. Navy veteran. Billie was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Wayne Sebesta

August 11, 1932 - October 19, 2013

Wayne Sebesta, 81, of Port Arthur went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2013 at Cypress Glen home in Port Arthur. He was born August 11th, 1932 in Bryan Texas to Ed and Laura Sebesta. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Leila and his brother Charles. He is survived by his brother Murray, his 3 children, Jay Beard, Mark Beard and Linda Beard Holtel, 5 grand-children and 5 great...
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Eula Mae Cimino

March 29, 1923 - October 19, 2013

Eula Mae Cimino, 90, of Groves, Texas passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Eula was born March 29, 1923 in Port Neches, Texas to Abia Portie and Elizabeth Michon Portie. She was a lifelong area resident and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Cimino. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Tryer and husband Glen of Lumberton; sons,...
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Dorothy Ann Foster

October 2, 1926 - October 18, 2013

Dorothy Ann Farley Foster passed away in her sleep early Friday morning on October 18, 2013 at the age of 87. She was born on October 2, 1926 in Port Arthur, Texas to Martin VanBuren Farley and Ollie Marie Reed Farley. She grew up in Nederland, Texas and lived the majority of her life in Port Neches, Texas. She married William Edward (Bill, Billy-Boy) Foster on December 24, 1946. When her loving...
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Max William Myers, Sr.

December 9, 1939 - October 17, 2013

Max William Myers, Sr. born on December 9, 1939 passed away on October 17, 2013 at his home in Groves after a battle with cancer. He was a native Texan and a longtime resident of Oberlin, La. and recently moved back to Texas. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Groves and a member of the Yellow Pine Masonic Lodge #282 in Oakdale, LA. He was also a member of the Iron Workers Local 125 in...
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Priscilla Irene Green

November 10, 1910 - October 12, 2013

Priscilla Irene Jones Green, 102, of Port Arthur, Texas went to her heavenly home on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Conroe, Texas. Priscilla was born November 10, 1910 in Moscow, Texas to Samuel B. Jones and Ella Fair Jordan Jones. She was an area resident for 80 years and longtime member of First Baptist Church of Port Arthur, where she was an avid 42 player. Her life was an example of her...
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Eleuteria Equipilag Cordovez

October 9, 1921 - October 10, 2013

Eleuteria Equipilag Cordovez, 92, of Port Neches, Texas died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas. Eleuteria was born October 9, 1921 in Pintuyan, Philippines to Ponciano Equipilag and Cipriana Alapag Equipilag. She was a Teacher of Education and Culture for Lapu-Lapu City in the Philippines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday,...
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Margaret Ann Davis

February 5, 1937 - October 10, 2013

Margaret Ann Davis, 76, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. Margaret was born February 5, 1937 in Port Arthur, Texas to Clarence David O'Brien and Florence Enebak O'Brien. She was a lifelong area resident and member of Memorial Baptist Church. Margaret retired from AT & T after 30 years of service. She was a loving wife and lived for her children. Always very giving she...
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