Charlotte Ann Pace
12/4/49 - 11/27/20
70, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on December 4, 1949 to Eugene Calvin Pace and Dorothy Ann Collins Pace.
Charlotte was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. While raising her family she attended Lamar University in the 1980’s and received her teaching degree and taught for many years, retiring from the Port Neches Groves Independent School District.
She was a lifelong area resident and member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches.
A visitation for family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches with funeral services to follow at 6:00 p.m. with Reverend Shane Baxter officiating.
Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Gaspard and husband Heath of Port Neches, TX, sons, Chris Thurston and wife Brandi of Port Neches, TX, and Eric Thurston and wife Liz of Port Neches, TX, brothers, Eugene Pace and wife Linda of Fort Worth, TX, and Larry Pace and wife Nancy of Spring, TX, and eight grandchildren, Garrett Gaspard, Karington Thurston, Kamryn Thurston, Grant Gaspard, Kase Thurston, Jillian Thurston, Grey Gaspard and Owen Thurston.
The family would like to thank her very special friends, Debbie Sterling, Kay Lower, Dewana Mann, Katie Pace, Denise Thurston and Gilsey Campion for their love and support during our Mom’s battle with cancer.
Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
11/10/49 - 7/16/08
was born on November 10, 1949 to Nolan Joseph Romero and Mildred Marie Robicheaux Romero in Port Arthur, TX
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 .
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.
Linda Louise Rush
1/21/50 - 7/18/21
Linda Rush passed away July 18, 2021. She was born on January 21, 1950 in Port arthur, TX. Her residence was Bridge City, TX. There is no obituary available at this time.
David Eugene Salter
10/13/49 - 8/23/20
70, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Services will be held
at First United Methodist Church of Brownwood on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 2p.m.
David was born October 13, 1949 to O.L. & Jean Salter. He and his sister Beverly grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, and he graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business
Administration. He married Lana Lloyd of Knott, Texas in 1973, and they had two children, Windell and Erica.
David began his 43 year career as a Petroleum Engineer with Texaco in Midland, Texas. He later worked for TXO in Midland, Wichita, Kansas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then spent over
30 years working for Mustang Fuel Company of Oklahoma City. After retiring, he and his wife relocated to Brownwood.
His faith and love for people guided his life and he enjoyed sharing God’s love as a worship team member, choir director, Sunday school teacher, and Bible study leader. After moving to
Brownwood he volunteered with Good Samaritan Ministries and served as a member of their board.
David was a lifetime sports fan who especially enjoyed following the Oklahoma City Thunder and any Texas Tech team.
He is survived by his wife, Lana, of Brownwood, Texas; his son, Windell Salter and wife Kristen of Oklahoma City; his daughter Erica Covey and husband Dan of Oklahoma City;
his grandchildren Alejandro (AJ) Covey, Brogan Covey, Anna Salter, Camellia (CJ) Covey, Lochlan Salter, and another grandson expected in early 2021; his sister Beverly Sawyer
and her husband Dave; his brother-in-law Doug Lloyd and wife Sandy; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents O.L and Jean Salter and his
nephew Chris Sawyer.
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
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.
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
11/10/49 - 02/15/89
Donnie was born on
10, 1949 in Galveston, TX
Mel Shaun "Cooter" Simmons
7/6/50 - 3/22/20
There wasn't any obituary or service held.
Stephen Davies Simonton
8/26/50 - 12/3/19
69, of Orange, Texas passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born August 26, 1950 in Port Arthur, Texas to Capt. Paul Simonton and Marian Gillespie Simonton.
Stephen had lived in Orange for 50 years and was retired as a Machinist Supervisor from Motiva after 42 years of service.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Kirk Elender
officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Bluff Memorial Park.
A visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Stephen is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Simonton of Orange, Texas, two daughters, Serena Thompson and husband Steven of
Orangefield, Texas and Evelyn Latil and husband Ron of Orangefield, Texas, son, Stephen Davies Simonton, II of Lumberton, Texas, two sisters,
Debra Walker and husband Gaden of Buckholts, Texas and Stacey Simonton of Temple, Texas, brother, Robert Simonton, Sr. and wife Quida of Bridge
City, Texas, four grandchildren, Stephen Davies Simonton, III, Cody Simonton, Marian Latil and Conlee Latil and one great granddaughter, Claudia
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.
1/5/50 - 6/11/86
Arthur was born on January 5, 1950
to Maurice Adrie Stout and Bessie Joan Deslatte Stout in Port Arthur, TX. He passed away on on June 11, 1986 in Dade, Florida.
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.
Keith C. Tamplin
8/27/50 - 8/1/21
70, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021, in Center.
Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. Rusty Hall officiating.
Born August 27, 1950, in Port Arthur, Keith is the son of Henry Tamplin and Louise Carter Tamplin. He was an insurance salesman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by wife, Linda Marshall of Shelbyville; sons, Jeremiah Tamplin of Beckville, Andrew Marshall of Shelbyville, and Timothy Marshall of Center; grandson, Clovis
Andrew Marshall of Center; sister, Missy Martin (Tommy) of Houston; niece, Lindsay Terry; nephew, T.J. Martin; special friend, Hal Ross
(pictured with Keith above) of Port Arthur; and special cousin,
Preceded in death by parents, Henry Tamplin and Louise Carter Tamplin.
Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Tamplin, Del McCarver, Andrew Marshall, Lynn Beasley, Calvin Bartlet, and Hal Ross. Honorary pallbearers will be Kit Carter, Keith O’Rear, and
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
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.
Robert Earl Teufel
10/17/50 - 5/13/19
was born on October 17, 1950
in Port Arthur to Earl Lambert and Cora Mildred Teufel. Robert passed away on May 13, 2019. Memorial Services to be held at 1:30pm, June 11, 2019
at The Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Arthur, TX
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.
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.
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
Narrie Ardra Travis
9/18/49 - 1/0/12
Zemly Lou Turner 1/24/51 - 10/7/19
68, of Belton, Texas went to be with the
Lord on October 7, 2019, due to
complications associated with Parkinson’s
Disease. Funeral services will be Tuesday,
October 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Dossman Funeral
Home in Belton with Brother Bobby Johnson
officiating and Brother Andy Davis bringing
the message from Matthew 25:40. Burial will
follow at North Belton Cemetery. Visitation
with the family will be Monday, October 14
from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at Dossman Funeral Home.
Zemly Lou was born in Port Arthur, Texas on
January 24, 1951, to Horace E. and Fannie Courtney Turner. Zemly was named after her maternal grandmother. She had two older brothers Max Rue and Edward Hugh. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Arthur and accepted Christ as her Savior as a teenager. Zemly graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1968. Zemly moved to Belton to attend Mary Hardin-Baylor where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 1971.
Zemly’s gift and passion was caring for the people around her. She made helping people, especially children, her life’s work. Zemly began her career as a social worker for the State of Georgia working with rural families receiving welfare benefits. She had many stories of the adventures she had there. Zemly then returned to Texas in 1978 to be an Adoption Specialist for the Edna Gladney Center in Fort Worth. During her 20 years there, Zemly placed hundreds of babies from the US and East Asia into loving adoptive families. Many of the adoptive families continued to thank Zemly by sending her updates and pictures of the children as they grew into beautiful adults.
Zemly continued her education by earning her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Dallas’s Amber University in 1998. Zemly was then named as the Director of The Pregnancy Lifeline in Fort Worth. She counseled, and trained volunteers to counsel, girls and families faced with unplanned pregnancies giving them the faith and courage to choose life.
Desiring to be near family, Zemly moved back to Belton in 2004. She worked as a child and adolescent counselor at Cedar Crest, Metroplex Pavilion and Lone Star Circle of Care. Zemly enjoyed time with her family, flower gardening, and bird watching. When she was asked what she wanted to do for Christmas or where she wanted to go on vacation, Zemly almost always said, “It doesn’t matter as long as I am with y’all.” Zemly retired in 2017 as the physical and mental effects of Parkinson’s Disease became an insurmountable hurdle.
Zemly is survived and missed by her sister-in-law Rita Turner of Temple, niece Debbi and husband Michael Barkley of Belton, nephew David and Barbara Turner of Yuba City, California, great-nieces Elizabeth and Jon Graham of Belton, Grace Turner of Yuba City, California, and numerous cousins in and around Walker, Louisiana.
The family thanks Amedisys Hospice, the staff at Meridian of Temple, and First Baptist Church Belton for their loving care of Zemly and our family during this last month.
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.
0/0/50 - 0/0/84
Hugh Thomas Weatherly
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
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.
Rodney Glenn Wigginton
6/11/50 - 1/9/21
70, of Leesville, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 14, 2020 at Brewer Cemetery in Leesville with Rev. Terry Ward officiating.
Rodney was born on June 11, 1950 in Port Arthur, Texas to his parents, Clovis & Corina Smith Wigginton. He passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his home in Leesville.
Rodney is preceded in death by his parents, and one Brother, Clifford Wigginton.
Left to cherish his memory is his Two Sons: Kevin Wigginton (Cherytie) of Leesville, LA , and Jake Wigginton (Christine) of Santa Fe, Tx; One Daughter: Brandi Daigle
(Ronnie) of Mauriceville, TX; One Sister: Rita Dugas (Kenneth) of Santa Fe, TX; Five Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
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.
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
4/14/50 - 0/0/94
Karen was born on April 14,
1950 to Orvies Milton Woods and Kinny Lee Patteson Wood in Port Arthur, TX.