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Joseph Adley Desormeaux

October 9, 1932 - July 27, 2015

Joseph Adley Desormeaux, 82, of LaBelle, Texas died Monday, July 27, 2015 at his residence. Joseph was born October 9, 1932 in Avery Island, Louisiana to Nelson and Lelia Landry Desormeaux. He was a resident of this area since 1956 and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Port Neches. Joseph was a retired Union Carpenter and a US Air Force Veteran. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held...
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Eva Chaisson Navarre

November 15, 1929 - July 26, 2015

Eva Chaisson Navarre Eva Chaisson Navarre, 85, of Dripping Springs, Texas passed away Sunday morning, July 26, 2015 at Hill Country Care, Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on November 15, 1929 in Carencro, Louisiana to Nacol and Ida Clavalle Chaisson. Eva lived most of her life in Groves, Texas and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2...
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Jeanne Schlegel Elliott

November 5, 1931 - July 25, 2015

Jeanne Schlegel Elliott went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the age of 83. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles Elliott; children, Donna Mason of Groves, Nancy Burditt of Austin, Charles Elliott, Jr. and wife Mary of Nederland, and David Elliott of Little Rock, Arkansas. Jeanne was born on November, 5, 1931 in Wagoner, Oklahoma. She...
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Holly Patricia Romine

July 21, 1962 - July 22, 2015

Holly Patricia Romine, 53, of Port Arthur, Texas died Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Holly was born July 21, 1962 in Orange, Texas to Don Richard and Bess Dillon Richard. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Temple in Port Neches. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Church on the Rock (Twin City Hwy @ Hwy 69 South) with Reverend Mark Humble officiating...
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Juanita Sullivan

October 10, 1924 - July 19, 2015

Juanita Sullivan, 90, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Juanita was born October 10, 1924 in Mayflower, Arkansas to Joe Miller and Lillie Satterfield Miller. She was a resident of Port Neches for 48 years and a member of First Baptist Church Port Neches. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Levingston...
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Vivian Crow

October 28, 1925 - July 18, 2015

Vivian Crow, 89, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Atrium Medical Center in Stafford, Texas. She was born on October 28, 1925 in Carmona, Texas to Clarence and Lucille Manning Jernigan. Vivian was a lifelong area resident and member of First United Methodist Church in Groves. She was employed as a realtor and also with H&R Block Tax Service. Funeral services will be held...
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Cecile Crochet

January 21, 1919 - July 14, 2015

Cecile "Sue" Crochet Cecile "Sue" Crochet, 96, of Port Arthur passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Magnolia Manor in Groves, Texas. She was born on January 21, 1919 in Loreauville, Louisiana to Adalbert and Amelie Broussard Crochet. Sue had lived in Port Arthur for over 70 years and was a member of St. James Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18...
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Scott Layne Bonin

January 28, 1974 - July 14, 2015

Scott Layne Bonin, 41, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Scott was born January 28, 1974 in Orange, Texas to Russell Wayne Bonin and Deborah Kay Hardin Bonin. He was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of First Baptist Church in Port Neches. Scott had worked in the Finance Department at Cowboy Honda in Beaumont. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July...
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Erin P. Johnston

November 29, 1928 - July 14, 2015

Erin P. Johnston, 86, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Erin was born November 29, 1928 in Glenmora, Louisiana to John Clarence Peninger and Ada Cook Peninger. She has been a resident of Groves for 64 years and member of Groves First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Homer Johnston of Groves; two sons, Barry L. Johnston of Groves and Dick Johnston of New...
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Juanita Okervall

September 5, 1944 - July 11, 2015

Juanita "Nita" Rose Okervall, age 70 lost her long brave battle with cancer on July 11, 2015. She was at her home surrounded by family. Nita was born on September 5, 1944 in Chinook, MT. She was born to Joseph and Irene (LaMere) LaVadore. When she was 3 years old she was adopted by Alfred "Tux" and Lillian Gardipee of Square Butte, MT. She attended school in Geraldine, MT and Fort Benton, MT. ...
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Philip Todd Weatherly

November 27, 1958 - July 5, 2015

Philip Todd Weatherly Philip Todd Weatherly, 56, of Groves, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his home. He was born in Port Arthur, the youngest of eight children, to Horace T. and Barbara J. Weatherly. Phil was the proud owner of P&P Rentals and Supply in Groves and was a member of Encounter Church. Phil's life was rich and full, made even richer by his personal relationship with God. His...
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Rae Wilkinson

December 14, 1928 - June 29, 2015

Rae Wilkinson, 86, of Beaumont, Texas passed away, Monday, June 29, 2015. Rae was born on December 14, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi to Julius Felon Cowart and Reta Mae Cowart. She has been an area resident since 1943 and was a founding member of Friendship Baptist Church in Groves. She also held membership in National P.T.A. Organization, and was Past President of Port Neches and Groves...
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Robert Allison Bowling

March 23, 1930 - June 28, 2015

Dr. Robert Allison Bowling, 85, of Fannett, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was born on March 23, 1930, to Robert Frazier Bowling and Pearl Allison Bowling. Robert, known as Bob, served four years in the Air Force and attended University of Missouri, Kansas State and Lamar University prior to graduating from Kirksville College of Osteopathic...
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Marguerite Truett Phalen

December 28, 1919 - June 26, 2015

Marguerite Truett Phalen 95, of Beaumont passed Friday June 26, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was born December 28, 1919 in Leona, TX. To Leslie Haston and Delia Lynch Haston. Marguerite was a resident of Beaumont for twenty years and was formerly of Port Arthur and was a member of the United Methodist Temple were she was a member of the Christian Women's Group and the...
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Robert John Boudoin

April 9, 1932 - June 24, 2015

Robert John "Bobby" Boudoin, was born April 9, 1932 to Elite Decoux and Robert Boudoin in Lafayette, Louisiana. He died peacefully at home with his wife Jackie, of 60 years by his side on June 24, 2015. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1952. He entered the Army and served 2 years in the Korean Conflict. He started his career at Texaco and retired after 43 years. He was an active...
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Miranda Dawn Chase

May 25, 1979 - June 21, 2015

Miranda Dawn Chase, 36, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015. Miranda was born May 25, 1979 in Jasper, Texas to Richard Chase and Joy Sims Moore. She was a homemaker and area resident for 16 years and also a member of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ciara Joy Garcia and step-brother, Chad Sims. Survivors include her fiancé, Greg Cryer of...
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Lee Dwayne Walker

March 25, 1931 - June 21, 2015

Lee Dwayne Walker, 84, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Christus St. Mary Hospital. Lee was born March 25, 1931 in Davenport, Iowa where he spent most of his young life. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked a variety of jobs before relocating to Texas. He was a resident of Jefferson County for over 35 years and retired from Safety Kleen as a vacuum truck...
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Jody L. Cash

June 16, 1937 - June 20, 2015

Jody Cash, 78, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. She was born on June 16, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Gordon Campbell and Naomi Roberts. Jody had lived in this area since 1947 and was retired as Vice President of Greenlawn Memorial Park. Jody loved to read and history subjects were one of her favorites. She was able to travel...
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Charles Jackson Irons, Jr.

May 4, 1970 - June 18, 2015

Charles Jackson Irons, Jr. Charles Jackson Irons, Jr., 45, of Nederland, Texas died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his residence. Charles was born May 4, 1970 in Beaumont, Texas to Charles Jackson Irons, Sr. and Jackie Stricker Irons. He was a lifelong resident of this area and a Process Operator at DuPont with 7 years of service. Charles was also a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in...
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Kenneth Wayne Lentschke

December 19, 1938 - June 18, 2015

Kenneth Lentschke, 76, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Kenneth was born December 19, 1938 in Houston, Texas to Archie B. Lentschke and Pauline Ginn Lentschke. He was a resident of this area for 60 years and retired from the City of Groves as a street superintendent after 35 years of service. He was also an avid...
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Jimmie Elwin Williamson

August 3, 1933 - June 17, 2015

Jimmie Elwin Williamson, 81, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Jimmie was born August 3, 1933 in Port Arthur, Texas to John Williamson and Loretta Williamson. He was a lifelong area resident, and a self-employed builder and owner of Mid County Office Warehouses. Jimmie proudly served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Mary...
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Michael James Elliot

July 16, 1949 - June 16, 2015

Michael James Elliot, passed away at his home on June 16, 2015 in LaBelle, Texas, at the age of 65. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Elliot Kenton; his two daughters, Sandra Damisch and Monique Steudtner and her husband Ronny Steudtner of Germany; also his sister, Charlotte Elliot Layne and her husband Bobby Layne of Austin; grandchildren, William Meadow, Christopher Meadow, Ann Katherine...
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Leonard Anthony Palombo

January 24, 1942 - June 16, 2015

Leonard Palombo, 73, of Port Acres, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Leonard was born January 24, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas to Chester Joseph Palombo and Leola Chatagnier Palombo. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1960. He retired from the US. Army after 20 years of serving our country in Vietnam and many foreign...
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Tony Allen Herring

August 4, 1925 - June 12, 2015

Tony Herring 89, of Port Arthur passed away Friday June 12, 2015 in Port Arthur Texas. Tony was born in Clebit, Oklahoma on August 4, 1925 to Allen Herring and Martha Kincade Herring. He was a resident of Port Arthur for 65 years and a retired Switchman for Kansas City Southern Railroad. Tony was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. A visitation will be held on Tuesday June 16, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8...
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Dorothy Burton Williams

November 1, 1935 - June 12, 2015

Dorothy Burton Williams, 79, went peacefully at her home in Santa Fe, Texas on June 12, 2015. Dorothy was born November 1, 1935 in Winston County, Mississippi to Floyd Burton and Mary Miller Burton. She lived a full life and loved gardening, fishing, dancing and Cajun music. Dorothy was an area resident since 1956 and lived in Sabine Pass for 23 years. She will be missed by those who loved and...
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Estanislao de la Rosa

November 5, 1957 - June 11, 2015

Estanislao "Stan" de la Rosa, 57, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015. He was born November 5, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas to Augustin de la Rosa, Sr. and Aurora Sanchez de la Rosa. Stan was a lifelong area resident and self- employed master plumber. He was a member of American Legion Post 7. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sylvia de la Rosa; brothers, David and...
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Randall Cloteaux

August 10, 1919 - June 9, 2015

Randall Cloteaux, 95, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Randall was born August 10, 1919 in Kaplan, Louisiana to Ulysse and Amanda Clostio. He was a resident of Groves for 70 years and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church since 1946. He was a loving father and grandfather. Randall retired in 1981 as a Fire &...
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James Lee Rogers

March 5, 1943 - June 8, 2015

James Lee Rogers, 72, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away with his canine companion "Baby Girl" Leia, on Monday, June 8, 2015. James was born on March 5, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to Severin Johnson Rogers and Eunice Gondron Rogers. He was a 1961 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and retired operator. James was a veteran and proudly served in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his...
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H. Allen Smith

January 9, 1927 - June 8, 2015

H. Allen "Bo" Smith, 88, died on Monday, June 8, 2015, at his residence. He was born on January 9, 1927, in Port Neches, to Masil Houghton Smith and Jack Smith, and was a lifelong resident of the area. Bo served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a shift supervisor at Jefferson Chemical (Texaco) from which he retired in 1986. His hobbies were Indian motorcycles, squirrel hunting,...
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Jose Angel Pulido, Sr.

November 1, 1964 - June 7, 2015

José Angel Pulido, Sr., 50, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015. José was born on November 1, 1964 in Cotija De La Paz, Michoacan, Mexico to Pedro Pulido and Teresa Herrera Pulido. He was a resident of Port Arthur for 22 years and was employed as an insulator for Turner Construction. José was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include his...
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Richard Paul Boudreaux

October 20, 1944 - June 5, 2015

Richard Paul Boudreaux, 70, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Friday, June 5, 2015. Richard was born October 20, 1944 in Thibodaux, Louisiana to Alfred and Eveline Boudreaux. He was a Port Arthur area resident for 34 years and retired as a builder of firefighting equipment from Magnum. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Becky Boudreaux of Port...
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Billy F. Davis

October 7, 1931 - May 31, 2015

Billy F. (Rusty) Davis went to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 31. He passed away at Tyler County Hospital with his loving wife by his side. Mr. Davis was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Davis on October 7, 1931 in Doucette, Texas. In the fifth grade, his family moved to the Port Arthur/Groves area where he attended school. After graduation from Port Neches-Groves High School in 1950, he served as a...
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Malcolm Edward Smith

April 1, 1942 - May 31, 2015

Malcolm Edward Smith, 73, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. Malcolm was born April 9, 1942 in Groves, Texas to George Smith and Nellie Cox Smith. He was a lifelong area resident and retired from the maintenance department of Motiva as an office clerk. Malcolm was a veteran and proudly served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. Survivors include his son, Mitchell Smith of...
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Linda Roy Eakin

March 1, 1942 - May 29, 2015

Linda Roy Eakin, 73, of Port Neches passed away Friday May 29, 2015 at her residence. Linda was born March 1, 1942 in Beaumont Texas to Valex Roy and Louise Dranet Roy. Linda's main calling in life was that of a caregiver. God chose her to nurse several family members in need who were on their journey to see him. She was an avid sports fan and especially loved her Dallas Cowboys and PNG...
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Burney M. Aucoin

June 23, 1922 - May 27, 2015

Burney Aucoin, 92, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Burney was born June 23, 1922 in Port Arthur, Texas to Ernest and Valerie Aucoin. He was a lifelong area resident and retired from Texaco Island as a receiver and dock worker after many years of service. He was a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for 60 years and an active member of St. James Catholic...
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Andy Dewitt Smith

August 28, 1938 - May 26, 2015

Andy Dewitt Smith, 76, of Nederland, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Magnolia Manor in Groves, Texas. Andy was born August 28, 1938 in Groesbeck, Texas to Russell Smith and Lois Stark Smith. He was a lifelong area resident and retired retail salesman. He was a veteran and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers....
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Robert Eugene Robbins

December 13, 1928 - May 22, 2015

Robert Eugene Robbins, 86, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Beaumont. He was born on December 13, 1928 in Marion, Ohio to Guy Arthur Robbins and Edna Porter Robbins. Robert had lived in this area since 1953 and was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Port Arthur. He retired as an operator from Chevron in Orange...
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William Edward Heard, Jr.

January 6, 1957 - May 19, 2015

William Edward Heard, Jr., 58, of LaBelle, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015. William was born January 6, 1957 in Orange, Texas to William E. Heard and Gaye Nell Allen Heard Leger. He was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and had been employed as a roofing contractor. Survivors include his mother, Gay Nell Leger of LaBelle; four sisters, Nancy Cross of LaBelle, Mary Ruth Paul of Nederland,...
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Kenneth Lee Spikes

July 6, 1938 - May 14, 2015

Kenneth Lee Spikes, 76, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Kenneth was born July 6, 1938 in Groves, Texas to Arthur E. Spikes and Emma Vincent Spikes. He was a lifelong area resident and member of Southside Baptist Church. Kenneth retired from Star Enterprise after 43 years of service as a Lab Technician. He was...
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Dorothy L. Soileau

November 14, 1926 - May 14, 2015

Dorothy L. Soileau, 88, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015. Dorothy was born November 14, 1926 in Peason, Louisiana to E. C. Mills and Gladys Duplissey Mills. She was a lifelong area resident and member of First Baptist Church of Groves. Dorothy was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patti Lynn Soileau; two sisters,...
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Nancy Gayle Viola

January 29, 1947 - May 13, 2015

Nancy Gayle Viola, 68, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Nancy was born January 29, 1947 in Port Arthur, Texas to Landry Homer Lofton and Allie Randall Lofton Smith. She was a lifelong area resident and member of First Baptist Church of Groves. Nancy was a school nurse and retired from Port Neches-Groves ISD after 20 years...
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M.E. Stephens

June 7, 1931 - May 9, 2015

M. E. "Bunky" Stephens M. E. "Bunky" Stephens, 83, of Bridge City, Texas passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 7, 1931 in Port Arthur, Texas to Charles Stephens and Myrtle "Toot" Landry Stephens. Bunky was a lifelong area resident and member of Memorial Baptist Church in Port Arthur. He retired as a Tinner from Gulf Oil after 37 years of...
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George W. Gleason

October 10, 1922 - May 8, 2015

George W. Gleason George W. Gleason, lovingly called "Papaw Bill" by his family, was born in Faceville, Georgia, on October 10, 1922. On May 8, 2015, he opened his eyes and saw heaven. He was surrounded by his loving family and caregivers as he struggled against the disease that would eventually take him away. It brought the family much comfort to know that he was holding the hand of David, the...
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Anita M. Higginbotham

April 15, 1925 - May 5, 2015

Anita M. Higginbotham, 90, formerly of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Anita was born April 15, 1925 in Merryville, Louisiana to Everette Ford Montgomery and Sally Karr Montgomery. She was a longtime area resident before moving to Columbus, Ohio. She was a retired school teacher, having taught for many years in the Port Arthur and Fairview Park, Ohio school...
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Dorothy Allen Meents

December 19, 1923 - May 1, 2015

Dorothy Allen Meents, 91, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Dorothy was born December 19, 1923 in Groves, Texas to Roland Allen, Sr. and Dorothea Eagan Allen. She was a lifelong area resident and member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Port Neches. Dorothy retired from New York Life Insurance Company as an executive...
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Tilman Ray Hanchey

January 8, 1942 - April 25, 2015

Tilman Ray Hanchey Tilman Ray Hanchey, 73, of Port Neches, Texas died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his home in Port Neches. Tilman was born January 8, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas to Robert Nelson Hanchey and Edith Hurst Hanchey. He was a Project Manager with Boeing Corporation and a retired US Navy Veteran having served in Vietnam. Tilman was a member of the Nederland American Legion Post 493...
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Susan Satterwhite Hilton

October 17, 1954 - April 25, 2015

Susan Satterwhite Hilton Susan Hilton, 60, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Susan was born on October 17, 1954 in Fort Ord, California. She was a lifelong area resident. Survivors include her daughters, Stephanie LeJune of Groves, Texas, Peaches Youman of Groves, Texas, and Kristen Abshire (Griffin) of Port Neches, Texas; four...
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Joni Gayle Pate

June 24, 1957 - April 24, 2015

Joni Gayle Pate, 57, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Joni was born June 24, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas to Johnny Gene Hebert and Sue Patterson Hebert. She was a lifelong area resident and member of United Christian Fellowship in Port Neches. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sue Patterson Hebert. Survivors include...
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Charles M. Pellerin

September 8, 1931 - April 18, 2015

Charles M. Pellerin, 83, of Port Neches, Texas died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Charles was born September 8, 1931 in Port Arthur, Texas to Antione Pellerin and Agnes Goula Pellerin. He was raised in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Bishop Byrne High School. He moved to California and lived there for over 50 years before moving back to Port...
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Genevieve A. Colletti

October 10, 1924 - April 17, 2015

Genevieve "Ginger" A. Colletti, 90, of Port Arthur passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Groves, Texas. She was born on October 10, 1924 in O'Donnell, Texas to Loretta and Dave Fergason. Ginger graduated from Denver City High School and was valedictorian of her class. She attended Draughon's Business College in Lubbock and then St. Paul Hospital in Dallas where she...
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George Truett Smith

April 4, 1928 - April 15, 2015

George Truett Smith, 87, of Groves passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 4, 1928 in Lucien, Mississippi to Walter Lee and Mae Smith. George graduated from West Lincoln High School and later enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He was employed by the Southwestern Bell/AT&T as a phone technician and...
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Betty Jean Elder

December 14, 1934 - April 12, 2015

Betty Jean Elder, 80, of Port Arthur passed away, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. She was born on December 14, 1934 in El Paso, Texas to John Elder and Helen Good Elder. She earned her Masters in Speech Therapy and was employed with the Port Arthur Independent School District for 40 years. She had also been awarded Teacher of the Year. Betty had lived...
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Larry Dean Schmuck

May 5, 1959 - April 10, 2015

Larry Dean Schmuck of Groves passed away at Harbor Hospice in Pearland on April 10, 2015, at the age of 55 after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Larry is predeceased by, his parents, T.C. and Olive Schmuck, and his brother, Buddy Lynn. Larry was a member of Carpenters' Way Fellowship church, where he recommitted his life to Christ and was baptized in 2013. Larry is lovingly remembered by...
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Warren Gerald King

April 1, 1943 - April 10, 2015

Warren Gerald (Jerry) King, 72 of Groves, TX passed away from this life on April 10, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX. He was born April 1, 1943 to Warren Johnson and Johanna Fikkers King in Port Arthur, TX. Warren was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul, and nephew Jeremy Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dolores (Besse) King; brother, Wayne King and wife Wini...
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John H. Warden

February 12, 1925 - April 10, 2015

John H. Warden, 90, of Groves passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born on February 13, 1925 in El Paso, Texas to John H. Warden, Sr. and Gladys Hubbard Warden. John was a proud 1948 graduate of The University of Texas and was employed as a chemical engineer with Texaco retiring after over thirty years of service. He served his country...
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Ruth Sain Irvine

September 24, 1917 - April 9, 2015

Ruth Naoma Sain Irvine, 97, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Gulf Health Care Center. Ruth was born September 24, 1917 in Trinity, Texas to Albert Hill Sain and Claudia Robinson Sain. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Guy Irvine. Survivors include her daughter, Claudia Prescott and husband...
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Jennie Robbins Wilmer Rife

February 20, 1936 - April 5, 2015

Jennie, 79, of Roswell, New Mexico formerly of Port Acres, Texas died Sunday, April 5, 2015. Jennie was born February 20, 1936 in Red Lick, Mississippi to James Allen Robbins, Sr. and Wyland May Mann Robbins. She was an Apartment Manager for the Ridgewood Apartments, a Waitress at the Boondocks Restaurant, and had also worked at Walgreens. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11,...
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Alma Kathrine Drake

February 17, 1938 - April 3, 2015

Alma Kathrine "Kay" Drake, died Friday, April 3, 2015 in Port Arthur, Texas. Kay was born on February 17, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Harry Leonard Hendrix and Mary Crockett Hendrix. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1956 and in 1958 she graduated from The Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. She married J. C. Drake on August 1, 1959. Kay was employed as a registered nurse at...
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Cecil Wilson Holstead

April 15, 1917 - March 31, 2015

Cecil Holstead of Port Neches, Texas died March 31, 2015 at the age of 97. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, his wife of nearly 74 years, Katie Holstead and his youngest daughter, Jo Beth Williams. He is survived by his older daughters, Joyce Haese of Choudrant, Louisiana and Cecile Holstead of Port Neches. Other survivors include 8 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 6...
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Barbara Glaze Morgan

July 1, 1943 - March 30, 2015

Barbara Glaze Morgan passed away March 30, 2015 at the SETMC after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in 1943 to Lonzie and Alda Glaze of Pt Arthur, she was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Hotel Dieu School of Nursing. She entered into marriage with John D Morgan Sr, in 1963 that would last for 52 years. Retiring in 1997 from NISD as the school nurse at C.O. Wilson...
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Emma Jean Kitchens

May 8, 1927 - March 28, 2015

Emma Jean Pugh Kitchens 1927-2015 Emma Jean Pugh Kitchens was born in Mobile, Alabama on May 8, 1927 and passed away in Port Arthur, Texas on March 28, 2015, at the age of 87. She was one of four children born to Kirk and Lillie Pugh, and enjoyed her childhood with her sister and two younger brothers. After graduating from Murphy High School in 1944, Jean served as a nurse's aid at Mobile...
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Linda Ann Mullenix

November 22, 1943 - March 27, 2015

LINDA ANN MULLENIX, 71 of Groves Texas, joined our Lord on Friday, Mar. 27th 2015. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Groves. Preceded in death by her husband Glenn Tillman Mullenix. Survived by her son Glenn Mullenix Jr of Groves, daughter-in-law Carrie, granddaughters Baylee and Abby. Son Shane Mullenix of New Braunfels TX, daughter-in-law Cindy, granddaughters Hannah...
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Janice L. Brodnax

February 19, 1949 - March 25, 2015

Janice L. Brodnax, 66, of Vidor, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Gulf Health Care Nursing Home. She was born February 19, 1949 in Port Arthur, Texas to Cpl. Charles L. Barnett and Billie Jean Fairchild Barnett. She was christened in the Methodist faith. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1967. She was snare drum sergeant for the Red Hussars. She followed that with...
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Karen Frances Clark

July 6, 1944 - March 23, 2015

Karen Frances Clark, 70, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. Karen was born July 6, 1944 in Conroe, Texas to Carl and Hazel VanEman. She was a lifelong area resident and member of Groves First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Courtney Ray Perkins. Survivors include three daughters, Gina Sarver VanDevender and husband Chad of Vidor, Patti...
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Francis V. Dack

March 31, 1929 - March 18, 2015

Francis V. Dack, 85, of Port Neches, Texas died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. Francis was born March 31, 1929 in Belleville, New York to George A. Dack and Marie S. Peyton Dack. He was a resident of this area for 39 years and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Port Arthur. Francis retired from Stone & Webster in Syracuse with 50 years of service....
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Donald Charles Smith, Sr.

July 18, 1918 - March 18, 2015

Donald Charles Smith, Sr. was born July 18, 1918 in McKees Rock, PA to Anna Koffler and Grover L. Smith and died March 18, 2015 in Tyler, TX. He is preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Sallie (Tay) Steed, a sister and a brother. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in chemical engineering and was employed by Gulf Oil for 37 ½ years as a corrosion...
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Dorothy Norton

August 22, 1927 - March 18, 2015

• Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Singing with the angels won't be nearly enough for Dorothy Norton, who passed from this world to live with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She'll have much to do. Dorothy will begin her new and forever life sitting at the feet of her Lord, asking questions and seeking answers. She was a...
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Jose Jiliberto Alvarez

January 7, 1976 - March 16, 2015

Jose Jiliberto Alvarez, 39, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Jose was born January 7, 1976 in Jesus Maria, Jalisco, Mexico to Jose Alvarez and Maria Lopez. He was a resident of Port Arthur for 7 years and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He was employed as a carpenter for Torres House Repairs. Survivors...
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Henry H. Walker

January 3, 1929 - March 16, 2015

Henry H. Walker, 86, of Hamshire, Texas passed away Monday, March 16, 2015. Henry was born January 3, 1929 in Newton, Mississippi to Henry Benjamin Walker and Hortense Lawson Walker. He was an area resident for 68 years and member of Central Baptist Church in Port Arthur. Henry retired as a welder from Texaco after 38 years of service. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife...
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Martha Jane Saatzer

February 2, 1929 - March 14, 2015

Martha Jane Keith Saatzer, loving mother and grandmother was called home to live with Our Lord on the 14th day of March, 2015. Martha was born in Ben Wheeler, Texas on the 2nd day of February, 1929 to Ervin and Willie Keith. Martha was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1948 where she was a member of the Red Hussars Drum and Bugle Corps. She retired from...
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Clayton Roy Byrom

January 4, 1930 - March 13, 2015

Reverend Clayton "Preacher" Roy Byrom, 85, of Beaumont, Texas passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at Baptist Hospital. Clayton was born January 4, 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas to Emmette Charles Byrom and Regina Hart Byrom. He was a resident of Groves for 42 years before moving to Beaumont 43 years ago. Clayton was a member of Church of God of Cleveland Tennessee and was a retired pipefitter from...
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James Jackson

September 30, 1936 - March 10, 2015

James Richard Jackson James "Jimmy" Jackson, 78, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a very courageous three year and nine month battle with pancreatic cancer. Jimmy was born September 30, 1936 in Beaumont, Texas to Albert Jackson and Hattie Durdin Jackson. He was a 1955 graduate of French High School and received a...
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Elliot Paul Romero

February 10, 1941 - March 7, 2015

Elliot Paul Romero passed away peacefully Saturday, March 7, 2015 after enduring cancer and treatment repercussions. He was born February 10, 1941 in Port Arthur, Texas to Walter and Wilda Romero. After working 25 years in area refineries and 17 years in industrial sales, he retired in 2003. At an early age Elliot developed a love and great ability for sports. In middle school he decided he...
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Lily Jane Stevenson

July 1, 1918 - March 5, 2015

Lily Jane Hansen Stevenson, 96, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her forever loving children on Thursday, March 5, 2015. She rejoins her devoted husband of 61 years, Craig Howard Stevenson, who passed away in 2001. She was born on July 1, 1918 in Port Arthur, Texas, one of four children of Norwegian immigrants Adolph Severin Hansen and Marga Josephine Christoffersen Hansen. Lily...
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Mary Tanner

February 27, 1921 - March 4, 2015

Mary Tanner, 94, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Mary was born February 27, 1921 in Turner, Michigan to Martin and Susie Stanek. She was a resident of Groves for 30 years and member of West Groves Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Tanner. Survivors include two daughters, Amy Burnette of...
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Wallace Nugier

March 16, 1929 - March 1, 2015

Wallace Nugier, 85, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Wallace was born March 16, 1929 in Erath, Louisiana to Phillip Nugier and Felicie Carol Brien Nugier. He was an area resident for 70 years and retired as a machinist from Standard Alloys after 50 years of service. Wallace was preceded in death by his wife, Jewett Nugier; three brothers,...
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Marjorie M. LeBlanc

October 24, 1917 - February 28, 2015

Marjorie M. LeBlanc, 97, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015. Marjorie was born October 24, 1917 in Beaumont, Texas to Bertie Gooch LeBlanc and John LeBlanc. Margie lived in Port Arthur since 1921 and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur and Texas Women's University in Denton. She taught elementary school in the Port Arthur Independent School District for...
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Max K. Savoie

September 17, 1953 - February 23, 2015

Max K. Savoie, 61, of Port Arthur passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born on September 17, 1953 in Port Arthur, Texas to Nathan Savoie, Sr. and Carolyn Savoie Mills. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves....
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Charlie Ben Vanatta, Jr.

August 21, 1939 - February 21, 2015

Charlie Ben Vanatta, Jr., a retired Educational Administrator, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Consultant, and Chief Petty Officer, USNR, left this life to be with his Heavenly Father early Saturday morning, February 21st, 2015. As a lifelong educator, he served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent with Port Arthur ISD, Texas Director of Elementary Education for...
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James Russell Lowrey, Jr.

September 25, 1942 - February 19, 2015

James Russell Lowrey, Jr., 72, of The Woodlands passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. James was born September 25, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Russell Lowrey and Gola Lowrey. He grew up in Groves and Port Arthur, Texas. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Groves, from infancy, he loved Vacation Bible School in the summer. Animals of all kinds were his second love. He had...
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Nestor Zapata

November 12, 1976 - February 19, 2015

Nestor Zapata, 38, of Houston, Texas passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Nestor was born November 12, 1976 in Managua, Nicaragua to Evaristo Zapata and Maria Zamora. He was a resident of Houston for 8 years and was a social worker for Houston Area Community Services as a housing placement coordinator. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his mother, Marie "Chilo" Ramirez and...
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Clay Reed

October 3, 1942 - February 18, 2015

Clay "C.D." Reed, 72, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Clay was born October 3, 1942 in Corsicana, Texas to Clay Dudley Reed, Sr. and Mary Lura Shelton Reed. He was a resident of Groves for 65 years and also a member of First Baptist Church of Groves. He retired from Motiva as an operator after 42 years of service and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his loving...
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Paula Suzanne Capps

July 26, 1952 - February 17, 2015

Paula Suzanne Capps – beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, best friend, mother-in-law, cousin, niece, neighbor – of Nederland passed away peacefully on February 17 at the age of 62, after a brief but brave battle with cancer. She is survived by daughter Allison Powell Jernigan and son-in-law John; grandsons Brayden and Gavin; brother Dr. Charles James Capps III and...
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Mitchell Leonard Plaia

April 24, 1936 - February 16, 2015

Mitchell Leonard "Bubba" Plaia, 78, of Port Neches, Texas passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. He was born April 24, 1936 in Beaumont, Texas to the late Leon Plaia and Francesca Cappadonna Plaia. Bubba was a South Park Graduate. He retired from Texaco Inc. as an Electrical Supervisor with 30 years of service. He was so proud of his grandchildren, attending many ballgames and dance...
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Murphy Robert

November 27, 1923 - February 13, 2015

Murphy Robert, 91, of Groves passed away February 13, 2015 at St. Mary Hospital. He was born in Rayne, LA on November 27, 1923 to John Robert and Rita Thibodeaux Robert. Murphy came to Port Arthur in 1946. He worked as a chauffeur for the Nuns at St. Mary Hospital in the early 1950's. He also worked for Judice's, Cho's Superette, Blackies, Alfords, Franks, King Saver, and LaBoves Hunting Lodge....
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Helen Medford Knight

November 12, 1916 - February 12, 2015

Helen Medford Knight Helen passed away February 12 in Pt. Arthur at the age of 98. She was a retired teacher who came to Pt. Arthur out of Stephen F. Austin College to teach music at Franklin. She met and married chemical engineer Leonard Rogers Knight and they had two daughters, Beth Ann and Melinda. With the baby boom, she returned to teaching music, fifth grade, and sixth grade for 40 years at...
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Ruth Richey

April 4, 1928 - February 12, 2015

Ruth Richey, 86, of Bridge City, Texas died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at The Medical Center in Port Arthur, Texas. Ruth was born April 4, 1928 in Vinton, Louisiana to Jesse Walter Vincent and Mary Ella Stephens Vincent. She was a resident of this area for 55 years and a member of the Family Worship Center in Orange, Texas. Ruth was the Office Manager for Richey Heating and Air Conditioning. ...
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Audrey Lorene Domingue

July 27, 1920 - February 9, 2015

Audrey Lorene Domingue July 27, 1920 – February 9, 2015 Audrey Lorene Domingue, a longtime resident of Groves and in later years Woodville and Beaumont, died Monday, February 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glaston John Domingue, a son Arthur Louis Domingue, and a brother Riley Woolley. She is survived by her sisters, Rosemary...
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Clarese Smith Allred

December 30, 1928 - February 9, 2015

Clarese Smith Allred, 86, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born on December 30, 1928 in Beaumont, Texas to R. D. and Ida Smith. She was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in the Class of June 1947.Clarese married Thurman Allred on June 8, 1948. She was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church and retired from...
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Marcus Adam Johnson

September 26, 1959 - February 5, 2015

Marcus Adam Johnson Marcus Adam Johnson, of Groves passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Houston surrounded by his family. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on September 26, 1959 to Adam Johnson and Ethel Mae Nolan Johnson. Marcus was a lifelong area resident and was employed as the Chief Water Operator with the City of Groves for 37 years. He held an "A" license in...
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William Hoggatt

August 20, 1957 - February 5, 2015

William H. "Billy" Hoggatt, 57, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015. Billy was born August 20, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas to William T. Hoggatt and Ima Gene Golmon Hoggatt. He was a lifelong area resident and member of Groves First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. and Ima Gene Hoggatt. Survivors include his sister, Carolyn Ellis of Austin,...
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Betty Jean McFatter

July 14, 1927 - February 4, 2015

Betty Jean McFatter, 87, of Port Neches, Texas died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Jean was born July 14, 1927 in Roswell, Texas to Harland T. Russell and Marie Zellner Russell. She was a lifelong resident of Port Neches and a member of First United Methodist Church Port Neches. Jean retired from PN-G ISD with 40 years of service as a Teacher....
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Thomas Edward Arrington

September 19, 1945 - February 2, 2015

Thomas Edward Arrington, 69, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas. Thomas was born September 19, 1945 in Niles, Michigan to Julius Edward Arrington and Phyllis Lamb Arrington. He was a resident of Houston for 25 years before moving back to Groves 13 years ago. Thomas retired from the Texas Highway Department as a Civil Engineer specializing in...
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Lillian M. Evans

December 3, 1922 - February 2, 2015

Lillian M. Evans, 92, of Beaumont, Texas died Monday, February 2, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Lillian was born December 11, 1922 in Vinton, Louisiana to Joseph Constant Bourriague and Beulah Chauvin Bourriague. She was a resident of this area since 1923 and a member of First United Methodist Church in Port Neches. Lillian was a bookkeeper for J.D. Evans Realty. ...
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Marjorie H. Pierce

July 10, 1922 - February 1, 2015

Marjorie H. Pierce, 92, of Port Neches, TX, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2015 in Colorado Springs, CO. Margie was born July 10, 1922, in Port Acres, TX, the oldest of three children to Henry and Elizabeth Westerman. She was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School and Port Arthur College. Margie was employed as a secretary at Consolidated Steel Corporation shipbuilding in Orange, TX,...
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Floyd D. Gladden, Sr.

January 26, 1922 - February 1, 2015

Floyd D. Gladden, Sr., 93, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Floyd was born January 26, 1922 in Fairbanks, Louisiana to Eugene Webster Gladden and Birdie Spence Gladden. He has been a resident of Port Arthur since 1940 and member of Jehovah's Witness. He retired from Texaco in 1982 as an electrical supervisor with 36 years of service...
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Patsy Ann Reitz

August 4, 1938 - February 1, 2015

Patsy Ann Reitz, 76, of Groves, Texas passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Patsy was born August 4, 1938 in Vivian, Louisiana to Marion Elmer "Red" Hobbs and Elizabeth McCollough Hobbs. She has been a resident of Groves since 1974 and a member of First Christian Church. Patsy and her husband, Dean Reitz were both Allstate Insurance Agents...
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Maggie F. Davis

July 13, 1918 - February 1, 2015

Maggie F. Davis, 96, of Groves, TX passed away on February 1, 2015 at Cypress Glen Nursing Home. She was born July 13, 1918 in Welch, La. and was the last remaining sibling of the nine born to Darmus Frederick and Mary Pamela Frederick. She is preceded in death by her husband, Oscar E. Davis, and daughter Mary Ann Davis. Survivors include her daughter, Ida Mae Davis of Groves, sons Oscar A....
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Margie Hartsfield Fuller

June 24, 1928 - January 30, 2015

Margie Hartsfield Fuller, 86, of Port Arthur, Texas died Friday, January 30, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Margie was born June 24, 1928 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Elton Hartsfield and Mozelle King Hartsfield. She was a resident of this area for 59 years and a member of First United Methodist Church Port Neches. Mrs. Fuller was a retired Port Neches-Groves ISD High School Teacher...
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Herbert R. Carre, Sr.

January 11, 1935 - January 30, 2015

Herbert R. "Ray" Carre, Sr., 80, of Port Neches, Texas died Friday, January 30, 2015 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. Ray was born January 11, 1935 in Port Neches, Texas to Albert Carre and Delila Sterling Carre. He was a lifelong resident of Port Neches and a retired Operations Supervisor on the Hypalon Unit at DuPont Beaumont Works with 30 years of service. He was a member...
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