Memorials P - W

Kirk Pandella
3/30/19 - 2/25/95

44, of Port Arthur died Saturday, February 25, 1995 at St. Mary Hospital . A native of Port Arthur , he was a marine engineer consultant.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at St. George Episcopal church. There will be family graveside services.
Survivors include his parents, Eddie and Mary Pandella; a sister, Mrs. Norman Alston; and a niece and nephew.




Thomas Bouck Phillips
9/3/49 - 1/27/13

Thomas and his wife Patricia, received some disturbing news this past October that would forever change their lives. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was sent home with a short time to live. With all the hope and faith that God's perfect will would be done, they began their journey. In the care of the angels from Hospice, his wife, twin brother and the many friends and family members that would visit him over the next four months, his wishes were being granted and God's will was being done. Thomas was a caring, considerate, patient and selfless person, Tom was that good and perfect gift that comes from the Father above. His wife will forever be grateful for the 17 years she spent with him and will always cherish the love he had for her children and grandchildren. He will forever live on in the hearts of all who knew him. Thomas went home to be with the Lord on January 27, 2013 surrounded by his wife, twin brother and friends.
A native of Port Arthur, he was born on September 3, 1949 to Charles and Helen Phillips who preceded him in death. He has resided in Orange, Tx for 17 years where he worked as a draftsman. Thomas loved his family and friends and had a passion for the outdoors and his animals. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Patricia Phillips, his step children Larry and Elizabeth Tyson, Justin Tyson, grandchildren Noah Tyson, Addison Tyson and Jude Tyson, twin brother Tim and Kathleen Phillips of Groves, nephew Chris Phillips, Marissa Stiles and Lindsey Lakey and great nieces Kendall Socia, Merrit Styles and Mason Lakey.
Thomas's life will be celebrated with a gathering of family and friends on February 10, 2013 at the Groves Activity Center, 6150 39th St., Groves, Tx. from 1 - 5 p.m. Tom's Death Notice sent to several classmates by Bob Sandoval Just a real brief note to let you know of the passing of our beloved friend, brother, and classmate, Tom Phillips.  It saddens me to pass this on but Tom died this morning at home in a restive sleep after having been in hospice care for several weeks.  It was liver cancer and possibly pancreas cancer; MD Anderson explained treatment would only prolong the inevitable for maybe 6 months.  He was brave, upbeat, and prepared to meet his Almighty.  Tom and Patricia chose to go home for his final days, his best care option. Patricia and Tim could not be better care givers. No one could have received better care and love than he did in his final days. When I visited in November he talked about his friends and classmates. You were a favorable, fun part of his life.   Yesterday he could not speak and was in somewhat of a mild coma. His breathing was heavy at times and Tom would blink his eyes when Tim, myself, or his beloved wife, Patricia, got close, touched him, and spoke softly. He knew it was us, I feel. Hoping not to upset anyone but wanted to pass this one.  As we all know, Thomas is in a better place.  He was as close as a brother,  a big part of my life, and will rest in peace.   Your friend and former classmate, Bob Sandoval
Note to Wade Miller:  Tom cherished the time you spent with him.  He mentioned it to me twice the great visit you had with him.

Patricia Ann Picard
2/4/50 - 5/18/07

57, passed away early Friday morning on May 18, 2007 at her residence in Kountze. A very loving Mother and Grandmother, she leaves behind her husband, Tommy Wendt, Sr.; daughters, Sheryl Wendt from Kountze, Wendy Wendt from Athens; and son Tommy Wendt Jr. from Silsbee; she also leaves behind five brothers and two sisters and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 20th at 2:00pm at Robinson's Community Funeral Home in Silsbee, TX with Burial at Kirby Cemetery in Silsbee following services. She will be dearly missed and always loved.


Claude Joseph Pinell
11/15/49 - 9/3/13

63, of Nederland, Texas passed away September 3, 2013 at his home. He was born on November 15, 1949 in Port Arthur, Texas to Claude Joseph Pinell, Jr. and Ruth Jenny Reese.
He served his country proudly in the U. S. Army and retired from Huntsman.
A memorial service will be held at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home prior to the service from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Claude is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Jenny Pinell.
He is survived by his son, Benjie Pinell of Nederland; his father, Claude Pinell, Jr. of Port Arthur; his sister, Cheryl Rivas of Port Arthur; and his granddaughter, Kyleigh Rene Pinell of Florida

Patricia Polidore
7/20/50 - 8/22/13

of Port Arthur transitioned from this life to her home in glory on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Cypress Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation. A native of New Iberia, Louisiana, she was born to the late Hazel Polidore-Widow and the late Walter Swan on July 20, 1950. 
She was preceded in death by both of her biological parents, her sister, Gwendolyn Widow-Bruno and 2 brothers, James Swan and Walter Swan, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory: her children: Shanequa (Darrell) Jones of Port Arthur, TX and William (La'Quisha) Fontenot of Houston, TX; her grandchildren: Da'Reyale Jones and Da'Reion Jones of Port Arthur, TX, Tyrique Perry and Savannah Fontenot of Houston, TX: Her father who raised her: Clarence (Annie) Widow, Sr. of Port Arthur, TX, her siblings: Clarence (Josie) Widow, Jr., Debra Dorsey, Pamela (Clifton) Tezeno, Rose (Willie) Widow - Grace, Dorothy Jones, Marie Wilson, Warren Swan, Levi Swan, Kenneth Swan, Jeanella Smith, and Tammy Swan all of Port Arthur, TX, Deidra Faye Widow and Elroy Widow of Houston, TX, and Orlando (Carol) Widow of Corpus Christi, TX

Michael R. Quebedeaux
11/23/49-4/17/98

48, of Bridge City died Friday, April 17, 1998 at Park Place Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. A Port Arthur native, he had been a longtime resident of the city before moving to Bridge City 13 years ago. He was an operator for DuPont Sabine River Works, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City.
Services will be at 2p.m. Monday at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with the Rev. Peter Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Nederland under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 8a.m. Sunday, and a rosary will be recited at 7p.m. Sunday with the Rev.Jim McClintock officiating at the funeral home.

Wayne Paul Ransonette
7/20/48 - 3/19/08

59, of Beaumont ended his journey on earth March 19, 2008 at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth surrounded by his beloved family. He was the third son born to Olga & Harold J. Ransonette, Sr. on July 20, 1948 in Port Arthur, TX. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High in Port Arthur and attended Lamar Technical Arts in Beaumont.
In 1969 he proudly served his country by joining the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War, he continued that service as a port security officer in the Reserve unit. On March 13, 1971 he married Vicki Tomlinson and to this marriage were born two daughters. After his active service in the Coast Guard he began his career in finance at Community Finance, Beaumont State Bank, then Sabine Bank in Port Arthur. After ending his banking career he started a mortgage company and a travel agency in Beaumont.
He married Charlotte Nickelson in 1988 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a career in mortgage finance. In 1992 he moved to Nederland, Texas with his wife to be closer to his family. Due to poor health he was forced to take an early retirement, and was able to enjoy the last years of his life surrounded by his loving family and many friends. He was a great dad and Pawpaw, his daughters and their families were his greatest source of joy in life, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Both his parents preceded him in death. Those left to cherish his memory are his devoted daughters Sheree Will and husband Donnie of Vidor; Brigette Johnson and husband Aaron of Port Arthur. Two step-sons Jason Nickelson of Port Arthur and Clint Nickelson of Portland, Oregon. Three grandchildren Jordan Will of Huntsville, Jason Will and Haley Will of Vidor and Nicholas Johnson of Lumberton; brother, Harold Red Ransonette, Jr. and wife, Ruby of Beaumont; Leonard Ransonette and wife Lora of Channelview and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Mar. 23, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Port Arthur at 10:00 AM, March 24, 2008. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Betty Sue Ratley
8/22/50 - 6/3/04

54, passed away Thursday June 3, 2004, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A native of Port Arthur, and a long time resident of Fort Bend County, Sue was born August 22, 1950. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and Port Arthur Business College. Sue worked many years for M. W. Kellogg, Kaverner, and Amoseas in the Houston area, where she held various payroll positions for each company.
She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugar Land, TX.
Sue was preceded in death by her father, Travis B. Ratley; and mother, Lena J. Tritico Ratley. Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of thirty-four years, Frank D. Piletere; brother, Travis B. Ratley, Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Port Neches, TX; brother-in-law, Dale J. Piletere and his wife Peggy of Richmond, TX; sister-in-law, Brenda G. Marchand and her husband Doug of Savannah, GA; mother and father-in-law, Virginia and Thomas Moore of Richmond, TX; and many other relatives and friends whom she dearly loved.
Visitation: Sunday, June 6, 2004, 7-9pm, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 115 Seventh St., Sugar Land, TX with a Vigil Service beginning at 7:00pm. Mass of the Resurrection: Monday, June 7, 2004, St. Theresa Catholic Church, with the Rev. Stephen B. Reynolds, Celebrant. Rite of committal: Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.  
Serving as pallbearers will be Dale J. Piletere, Doug Marchand, Jack Marchand, Clint Morrell, Daniel Ratley, Joey Adams, Johnny Maduzia, and Paul Gill.
The family wishes to acknowledge Liliana Montemayor who gave tirelessly of her time and was deeply devoted to Sue as her caregiver.

Earnest Reed Jr.
6/04/50 - 8/20/12

was born in Port Arthur, Texas on June 4, 1950, and passed away on Aug. 20, 2012, after a brief illness. He graduated from Port Arthur High School in 1968 and was briefly in the U.S. Navy. He moved to Maine in 1982 to attend and later graduate from what is today the Southern Maine Community College with a degree in Marine Engineering. 
He began working at 'Aunti Leoni's' deli soon after his arrival in Maine and many, many Portlanders will remember him as the guy on the dinner shift who made the best pizzas in town (as testified by the results of annual contests reported in the Casco Bay Weekly). 
Earnie leaves behind his best friend and brother, Michael Reed of Durham, two sisters, Zella Marsh of Port Arthur, Texas and Deborah Rice of Portland; as well as several nieces and nephews. Left to grieve his passing are his brother-in-law, Harrison Rice; and his close friends, Will and Char Childs, Dana and Stephani Sawyer and Jeremiah Carter. A service celebrating Ernie's life and love of the outdoors will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 12-2 p.m., in the Longfellow House Gardens, located at 489 Congress St., in Portland. Parking is available in the Brown Street lot. We invite all who knew Earnie to come, share a story and a meal in his memory.

Jerry L. Reynolds
8/23/49 - 7/18/98 

48, of Kirbyville died Wednesday, July 18, 1998 at Jasper Memorial Hospital . A native of Orange , he had lived in Kirbyville for 22 years and was a machinist at the Huntsman Corporation in Port Arthur and a former police officer in Griffing Park . 
Services will be a 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Kirbyville. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Roganville.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Sue Reynolds; two sons, Jerry Lynn Reynolds, Jr. and Kenneth Wayne Reynolds; a stepson, Gary Ray Redd; two brothers, Johnny and Joe Reynolds; five sisters, Carolyn Powell, Donna Caldwell, Lee McMullen, Barbara Richard, Sheila Reynolds and seven grandchldren.

Cheryl L. Robinson
9/30/49 - 5/28/15

65, of Vidor, TX passed away at her home May 28, 2015.
A celebration of her life will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home Beaumont with a gathering of family and friends Sunday from 5 – 7 p.m




Eldridge L. Robinson
12/14/49 - 1/11/77

27, of Port Arthur , died Tuesday, January 11, 1977, at 9:54 a.m. in St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Robinson was a native of Port Arthur aand was employed through Labor Local 853.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Eastern Star Baptist church. The Rev. L.B. Wade, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery , under the direction of Moody-Harris Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the funeral home chapel from 6 until 10 p.m. Friday.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Irrelia Robinson; his mother, Mrs. Lucille Robinson; one son, Eldridge L. Robinson, Jr.; one brother, John Robinson, Jr.

Bonnie Theresa Romero
12/21/49 - 7/5/07

57, passed away from heart failure on July 5, 2007 in Welsh, Louisiana. Bonnie Theresa Romero was born December 21, 1949 in Port Arthur, Texas to the union of Lovelace and Edna Romero.
She is survived by her son Richard Daniel and Wife Kathy, her father Lovelace Romero and her stepson J.D. Linscombe, as well as Bonnie's grandchildren: Thomas Dean Daniel, Logan and Asher Linscombe. Also surviving Bonnie are her brothers Kenneth and Darrell, her sister Myra and their families.
She is predeceased by her mother Edna and her loving companion and husband Elmer Dean Linscombe. Bonnie resided in Houston, Texas for 35 years.
She greatly enjoyed the Motorcycle Club lifestyle. Bonnie and Dean were the ideal "In the Wind Couple" For Bonnie, the phrase "What's Right is Right" governed her life regardless of society's morals and rules. Her soul mate in this life was Elmer Dean.
She will be greatly missed by her friends and those who understood and accepted who she was and what she stood for. Bonnie's remains were cremated in Louisiana.
A Memorial Service for friends and family has been organized by her son Richard Daniel and will be held Saturday the 28th of July at Brookside Funeral Home at 3:00pm in Houston, Texas.

Ricky John Romero
12/10/49 - 7/16/08






Rex Rowley
1/17/49 - 10/6/76

Funeral services for Rex Blanton Rowley III, 27, of Port Arthur , will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Nederland Memorial Funeral Home chapel. Rowley was killed Wednesday, October 6, 1976 in a one car mishap on Hwy 60 near Huntington . According to reports of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Rowley was killed and Columbus Eason, 59, of Spurger was injured when Rowley's car ran off the road and overturned. Eason was admitted to the Veterans Hospital in Houston in fair condition following the accident.
Following the funeral services Saturday, Rowley will be buried in Greenlawn Memrial Park .
Survivors include his wife, Leora, one son, Blanton Rowley; one stepson, Wayne Whitfield; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace DeLord; two sisters, Sue Sanders and Celia Rowley and one brother, Ben Rowley.

Ronnie B. Sarver
8/20/50 - 5/25/91

40, of Hemphill died Saturday, May 25, 1991 near El Camino Bay. A native of Port Arthur , he lived most of his life in Groves before moving to Hemphill nine years ago. He was employed as an engineer for Teledyne Exploration in Houston with five years of service.
He was a member of Procter Street Baptist Church .
Survivors include his parents, D. and O.J. Sarver, Jr.; a daughter, Stacie Sarver; a son, Shane Sarver; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Sarver.


William R. Satterfield
2/4/50 - 5/16/85

35, died Thursday, May 16, 1985 at his residence in Montgomery . He was a Port Arthur native and a resident of Montgomery . He was a member of St. Paul 's Lutheran Church iin Magnolia.
Services will be noon today in the Metcalf Guardian Chapel with Pastor John Selle officiating.
Survivors include his wife Deborah Satterfield; two daughters, Nancy Lucille and Cynthia Rene Satterfield; two sisters, Martha Satterfield Garrett and Constance Ludecke; one brother, Walter Bryon Satterfield.


Claudia Scalph
9/11/50 - 3/19/03

52, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill. A native and lifelong resident of Port Arthur , she was an emergency room admission clerk at Christus St. Mary Hospital for five years. She was also a member of St. James Catholic Church. Services will be at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday at St. James Catholic Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Survivors include husband, Elmer Edward Erdman, Jr.; mother, Jacqueline Scalph; one sister, Andrea Port ; and one brother, John Charles Scalph. 

Randy O. Schneider
3/20/50 - 2/14/01

  50, of Austin died Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at his home. A native of Port Arthur , he was a security guard. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Services will be at 2 p.m. at Veterans Funeral Services in Houston . Burial will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston . Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Veterans Funeral Services.
Survivors include his mother, Patricia Moak; two sons, Neil Westerzelt and Matthew Moak; two daughters, Nickie Schneider and Brooke Schneider; two brothers, Fred Schneider and Kurt Schneider; and one sister, Gretchen Schneider.

Donnie R. Semien
0/0/49 - 0/0/89







Christine D. Smith
8/3/50 - 12/1/13

63, of Nederland, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born on August 30, 1950, to Verna Rose Broussard and Alto Berry Smith, in Port Arthur, and moved to Nebraska from 1974 until 1986 before residing in Nederland. Christine lived her life for the Lord. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1968, she continued her college education at Lamar University. She taught special education and elementary school in Nebraska and Port Arthur for over twenty-nine years. Two things she enjoyed most were music and singing. Christine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister with a self-sacrificing heart.
Survivors include her husband of forty years, Preston Hood; sons, Jamie Hood and his wife, Cecilia, of Flower Mound and Jeremy Hood and his wife, Leeza, of Lake Jackson; daughter, Melissa Hood of Nederland; grandchildren, Kyler, Kennan, Kayson, and Ryan Hood; sister, Renell Perron and her husband, Malcolm, of Port Arthur; brother, Berry Smith of Port Arthur; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.  
A gathering of Mrs. Hood’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 1191 Nederland Avenue, Nederland. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Larry W. Speake
11/18/49 - 2/22/05

55, passed away at his home in East Plains, Missouri  on February 22, 2005 following a lengthy illness. He attended Port Arthur Schools graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1968 where he played football. He later graduated from Texas Christian University . He moved to East Plains, MO where he was a General Contractor.
Larry is survived by his wife, Theresa Panek Speake; one son, J.J.; two daughters and their husbands, Quanna and Jerremy Hafer, and Summer and Juston Fogle; one grandson, Watson Hafer; and one brother, James Michael Speake.
A memorial service will be held on February 26, 2005 in Hammond's Mill, MO.

Gregory A. Staton
5/22/50 - 10/25/14

64, of Bridge City, Texas passed away at Christus St. Elizabeth on Saturday, October 25, 2014.He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on May 22, 1950 to Perry E. and Betty Staton. He has been a resident of the Bridge City area for over 17 years. He worked at Brock Enterprise, Chevron Phillips as a paint supervisor in the painting department for 40 years. Killer loved spending his time outdoors as he grew up as an avid hunter along side his grandfather, dad and brother. Killer continued this tradition with his son. He loved spending time outside drinking a cold beer, working in the yard and spending quality time with his cats.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Killer is preceded in death by his grandparents, Perry A. and Dorothy Staton and John and Gertrude Salem. Greg is survived by his wife, Sarah Staton of Bridge City; parents, Perry E. and Betty Staton of Nederland; son, Ben Staton of Port Arthur; step-son, Chad West of Knoxville, TN; brother, Gary Staton and wife Sandy of Bridge City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Kim Gold of Garwood, TX.

Arthur Stout
0/0/50 - 0/0/86








Carrie Lynn Stout
1/15/49 - 9/22/16

66, of Beaumont, TX, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Carrie was born November 15, 1949 in Port Arthur, TX, to the late Edwin and Rose Stout. Carrie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was the Matriarch of the family and cherished her grandchildren with all her heart. Carrie loved to be pampered from head to toe and was an outstanding cook. She loved shopping and watching the food channels.
Carrie is survived by her husband, Shannon; daughters, Stacey Bradley and husband Mark, and Robin Foreman. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Devin Moreno,...
Carrie is survived by her husband, Shannon; daughters, Stacey Bradley and husband Mark, and Robin Foreman. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Devin Moreno, Bryan Bradley, Emerald Moreno, Ethan Foreman and Wyatt Foreman to cherish her memories.

Vera May Taylor
10/8/49 - 12/29/07

58, will be held Monday, December 31, 2007 at 10a.m. in Iowa United Pentecostal Church. Rev. E.M. Sonnier & Chaplain Willis Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Green Oak Cemetery under the direction of Ardoin Funeral Home of Kinder. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5pm-10pm in the funeral home and will continue Monday at 8a.m. in the church until time of service. Ms. Spears was a resident of Lake Charles and lived most of her life in Kinder. She was a Maximum security Supervisor at the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center.
Ms. Spears passed away Saturday, December 29, 2007 in her residence.
Survivors include two sons, Donovan Spears & wife Jamie of Kinder, Curtis Spears and Bonnie of Lake Charles; daughter, Valerie Ardoin & husband Michael of Kinder; brother, Donald Taylor of Oberlin; sister, Darlene Vidrine of Eunice; grandchildren, LayKean Denae` Spears, Hannah Lee Spears, Kassie Rae Spears, Tristan Nicole Meaux, Michael Bryan Meaux Jr., Robert Lee Barnes, Carolanne Nicole Taylor, Dylan James Coats, Hailey Danielle Coats; host of nieces & nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, Rodney & Elizabeth Taylor.

David Joseph Theriot
9/18/49 - 1/0/12








George N. Thomas
2/8/50 - 2/12/17

67, a native of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. George was born February 8, 1950 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Thomas and Elizabeth Bailey Thomas. He was a resident of Port Neches for 19 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Groves. George retired from Star Enterprise after 25 years of service as a first class carpenter. George proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Burton "Bubba" Thomas; brothers-in-law, Steve Baker, Rusty Rodgers and Don Levitt; father and mother-in-law, Mel and Katie Baker. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Becky Thomas of Port Neches; daughters, Chera Thomas Latiolais and Shayna Thomas both of Groves; sisters, Ann Levitt of Allen and Dianna Rodgers of Silsbee; grandchildren, Lauren Hale, Shaylea Thomas, and Cade Latiolais; and sister-in-law, Sue Baker; nieces, Becky Levitt, Missy Bonnin, Amber Conner, Mindy Morris, Ashley Baker; and nephew, Tommy Rodgers.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Marty Boddie officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Deborah Thompson
9/15/50 - 6/13/16

65, of Port Arthur, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Groves. Deborah was born August 15, 1950 in Port Arthur to the late Chester Thompson, and Myrtis Dyson Thompson and lived in the Port Arthur and Vidor area most of her life.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, June 17, 2016 at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland with Brother John Fortenberry officiating. A private burial will be at a later date.
Deborah is survived by her mother, Myrtis Thompson of Woodville; her daughter, Rachel Strange and her husband Chad of Buna; her son Stacy Irwin and his wife Mandy of Nederland; her sister, Evelyn Hays and her husband Larry of Denham Springs, Louisiana; her brother, Bill Thompson and his wife Cindy of Colmesneil; her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Saide; her brothers-in-laws, Patrick Saide and his wife Kathy, Frank Saide and his wife Cindy, and David Saide and his wife Lauri; her grandchildren, Billy Carroll, Ben Steele, Alex Steele, Ian Irwin, Liam Irwin; great grandchildren, Brinley Steele and Brooklyn Faith Steele. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Deborah was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Saide, her father, Chester Thompson; her son, Randall Steele; her daughter, Colleen Irwin; brothers, Tommy and Gary Thompson; In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Deborah's honor to Southeast Texas Humane Society.

Gary Toups
8/23/50 - 5/27/71

20, of Port Acres, who drowned Thursday, May 27, 1971, while swimming with a companion in a West Beaumont canal, will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Grammier-Oberle 39th Street Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Little Flower of Jesus Catholic church in Port Acres with the Rev. Patrick O'Connel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial park .The youth's body was recovered from the Port Arthur Fresh Water canal near the Beaumont Municipal airport by the Jefferson County Emergency corps. His companion, Mike Barbay, 21, said Toups was swept under about 4 p.m. by the swift current at the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks. Barbay said he attempted to pull Toups to the bank, but the current was too strong. Justice of the Peace Wallace McCasland conducted an inquest and ruled death due to accidental drowning.
The youth was a 1968 graduate of Thomas Jefferson high school and was a senior at Lamar Tech. He had been employed at Texaco Island during the summer months. He was a native of Port Arthur and a member of Little Flower of Jesus Catholic church.
Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Toups; three sisters, Mrs. Doris J. Hebert, Mrs. Preston P. Pilcher, and Mrs. Garvy Benoit;two brothers, Leroy and Robert Mier; and grandmothers, Mrs. Zulmae Mier and Mrs. Ella Thompson. Pallbearers will be Mike Barbay, Danny Graffagnino, Jack Justillian, Ronald Collins, Nat Cardinez, and Donald Moss.

Narrie Ardra Travis
9/18/49 - 1/0/12








Joseph R. Vidalier
5/22/49 - 3/26/87

37, of Port Arthur died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 1987, at Doctors Hospital in Groves after an illness. He was born in Kaplan , La. and had been a resident of Port Arthur for 34 years. He was employed as a truck driver with U.S. Steel. He was a member and president of United Steelworkers Union No. 3430.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home in Groves with the Rev. James Vanderholt officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park . A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vidalier of Port Arthur; grandmother, Mrs. Lawrence David; two daughters, Katherine and Stephanie; four brothers, James, Russell, David, and John Paul Vidalier; and a sister, Vivian Cook.

Tommie Voight
0/0/50 - 0/0/84







Hugh Thomas Weatherly
6/30/50-3/15/14

63, of Nederland, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his residence in Nederland with his loving family by his side. Hugh was born June 30, 1950 to the late Horace Troy and Barbara Jean Weatherly in Port Arthur. Hugh proudly served his country in The U. S. Navy and was a supervisor in the steel manufacturing industry.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Melancon’s Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, Nederland, TX 77627, with military services being conducted at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the funeral home.
He is survived by his son, Christopher Thomas Weatherly and wife Joleen of Mauriceville; daughter Crystal Daughrity and husband Caylan of Nederland; grandchildren Austin Weatherly, Kirstyn Weatherly and Christian Weatherly and his loving sidekick Newt; sisters Cherlyn Weatherly Benoit and husband Joe of Groves; Maureen Weatherly Whiteside of Groves; Judy Weatherly Gothia of Nederland; brothers Roddy Weatherly of Groves and Philip Weatherly and wife Paula of Groves; brother-in-law Terry Duplantis of Nederland; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, sister Donna Duplantis, brother Stephen Troy Weatherly. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Southeast Texas Cancer Center and Odyssey Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Albert "Jack" Weldon
12/22/49-5/1/07

58, was born in Port Arthur on Dec. 22, 1949. He died on May 1, 2007 in Fort Worth. He is survived by a wife and two sons. 






Richard L. Wheeler
10/5/49 - 4/17/74

Funeral services for Richard Lee Wheeler, 25, of Port Arthur , are set for 10 a.m. Friday in Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. Paul Brown officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park with graveside rites conducted by Rudolph Lambert American Legion Post No. 7. Mr. Wheeler, a native of Jeffersonville , Ind. , and resident of Port Arthur since 1957, died at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 1974, in St. Mary Hospital following an automobile accident. He was also an employee of Texaco's Laboratory Dept., a Vietnam veteran, and member of First Methodist Church .
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Wheeler; one daughter, Angela Kay Wheeler; mother, Mrs. Faye Prado; father, James L. Wheeler; grandfather, Charles Rushing; grandmother, Mrs. Ann Harrison; two brothers, James Donald Wheeler and Charles Ronald Wheeler.

Douglas W. Wilson
8/6/50 - 12/31/87

37, of Orange died Thursday, December 31, 1987 as a result of an automobile accident. He was a lifelong resident of the Port Arthur-Orange area and worked as a welder on construction jobs. Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pat A. Riley Funeral Home in Nederland with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include a son, Matthew Wilson; his father, Wiley Wilson; a sister, Phyllis Davis; and a grandmother, Eva L Wilson.




David Wolf
9/11/49 - 3/1/87

37, former resident of Port Arthur , Texas died March 1, 1987 in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania . Mr. Wolf graduated from Lamar University in 1972. He was born and raised in Port Arthur and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1968. He was a substitute teacher in the Port Arthur Public Schools before moving to Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania in 1972. Mr. Wolf was an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri. He entered home missions work in 1972 and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to build and establish the First Pentecostal Church in Pittsburgh. He pastored that for his work with youth in "Who's Who in Young Businessmen of America." At the time of his death, he was a field supervisor with the Boy Scouts Three River Council of Pittsburgh. He was an Eagle Scout and worked with young people throughout his life.  He had been an Evangelist for the past few years and was working to establish a new church in Northside, Pittsburgh when he passed away. In his Evangelist work, he has preached in forty-five states and six different countries.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wolf; two  brothers, his twin, Daniel G. Wolf and Harry Joe Wolf; and a sister, Becky Hille; four nephews, Glenn, Derek, and Travis Wolf, and Robbie Hille. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 4, 1987 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle, Port Arthur , Texas with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery . Reverend Robert Mitchell of Houston will be the main speaker. A memorial service will be held later in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania . Pall bearers will be Glenn Wolf, Dan Hurd, Jay Loftin, Sterling Watkins, Wayne Rodgers, Reverend Bill Davis, Reverend Joel Barnaby, and Ronnie Wilhoite. A memorial has been established in Pittsburgh for continuation of The Gospel in that city.

Karen Sue Wood
0/0/50 - 0/0/94